This story begins one night in December 2013 when an aneurysm I don’t know about ruptures in my meninges. A few minutes later, I momentarily fall into an altered state of consciousness, where I experienced stillness, unity and presence.
By an improbable confluence of events combining urgency and grace, everything was quickly put in place for a timely emergency response. So, I didn’t have any after-effects from this stroke.
On these pages I share the account of my experience, which I have chosen to construct in three acts. This structure facilitates reading by not mixing all levels of information. The factual elements are given in Act 1. Then you can read Act 2 and Act 3, and discover the richest, most subtle and, I hope, most useful things my experience has to offer.
This literary construction also serves the information theory put forward on this blog (unified field theory) because it creates a link between the three acts as a fractal process would. Each additional level of information includes the previous one, while at the same time adding new information, providing new insights into events.
Finally, this structure teach us that the same information offers meaning on different levels.
« The path is not a straight line ; it’s a spiral. We keep coming back to things we thought we understood, to see deeper truths. » (Barry H. Gillespie)