The closer you look, the less it seems real

Updated July 11, 2023

You think you have chosen to see what you look at now. But it has been pieced together by the brain. So to hide that, the brain makes a story that seems to prove it has rendered it based on the light hitting your eyes. But the only proof is that the brain says so. And you only choose to believe it because otherwise, it is obvious you are the brain’s fantasy. Read more about that herePhoto © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius has not made the headline. It is a rewrite of a movie title. Nor is the rest of the article thought up by him. He cannot think. Instead, thoughts pop up like frequencies hitting a radio:

They meditate, chant, drink, take drugs or do something else to escape the present moment so they can avoid being in touch with the feelings it seems to bring about. But every time they try to get rid of an emotion, sadness, for example, psychologically, they enhance the sense of it. In other words, feeling wrong increases every time you try to correct it. For example:

  • Trying to purify yourself, you enhance feeling damned.
  • By pursuing freedom, you strengthen feeling imprisoned.
  • Eating to get healthy, you feed feeling incorrect.
  • Looking for Enlightenment, darkness is tightened.
  • Trying to unite, separation is enhanced.
  • In searching for love, self-hatred is ratified.
  • Seeking god, sin is reinforced.
  • Meditating to get peace, your frustrations increase.
  • Searching for a higher self, you confirm you are unworthy.
  • Wanting to be perfect, imperfection is confirmed.

Though there is not a single red pigment in this photo, you will probably make an image of red strawberries within you because your relationship with them tells you they are red. Likewise, when you have a relationship with the formlessness of life, that is what you remember every time you experience something in a world defined by time and space, regardless of how it appears to be. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

You assume you read what Alexius has written. But it is an edited version filtered by the brain so that you seem to read something coherent with your past experiences.

If you want to know what this article really says and you decide to see the unfiltered and authentic version of it, you are caught in the idea that you can make a difference. It is like thinking that you can change the world of a computer game. It is impossible. Everything is fixed.

But if you pretend to be someone in the brain’s game, you are not there, thus free to enjoy it, like watching a magician’s show. You do not want to break the magic spell by looking for authenticity because you want to be entertained by the show. You may consider this cheating, but every experience is an illusion fabricated by the brain.


In the dark of the night, it seems Alexius catches a glimpse of one of his cats. He decides it must be the black cat, who can be a bit of a bully. But then its movement reminds him of a cat that is especially dear to him. And so, he changes the interpretation of what he ‘sees’ in the dark. That is how we ‘see’ the world. It is a construction of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The world is designed as a puzzle, where you are rewarded when you get the pieces right. But the puzzle is incomplete. A part is missing. No worries. If you pretend to be there, the gap does not matter because you are not where you pretend to be.


Since appearing as someone definitive is meaningless, you always look for meaning. However, no matter what you find, you doubt it because unconsciously, you know you are nothing.


It takes a lot of energy to uphold the belief in being someone, but it requires no strength to turn it off.


Neither science, religion, nor anything else can explain the universe’s existence because it does not exist.


No one will notice duality is a con if not looking for it. That is why Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings is about looking at duality, thus seeing it as a con to distract you from non-duality.


Be aware that the explanations in this article are metaphors used to explain what cannot be described. For example, the world is not a movie but compared to it. And it is not on top of oneness because it is formless, so there is neither something outside nor inside.


Life is everything alive. That is why it does not contain anything with an end, and what you believe in being is lifeless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A world of duality has indeed been explored by non-duality. It started with a big bang from where time was projected forward linearly. However, there was no going back to the same in a world of duality. For example, if ice cubes melted in water, they could not be extracted and made into the same cubes. And the light radiating from a bulb or the sun only went forward. It never returned.

In non-duality, it is impossible to go forward without going backwards simultaneously. It has to be one movement to remain one perpetual present, thus securing everything remains real. Therefore, since that was not the case with duality, it was seen as unreal and discarded at the exact moment it moved forward without going backwards. However, parts of non-duality were very excited by the concept of linear time, giving them something to hope for.

So they decided to continue the cancelled adventure of duality by making a fansite where followers could participate in fabricated follow-up stories of duality. Of course, if you think the stories are real, linear time seems dangerous. But if you know everything happens simultaneously (see What time is it!?), it is fun pretending to be in a world with past and future because you are not where you pretend to be (see hack #2 Pretending to be in a world of duality, you undo it).

That said, non-duality does not consist of parts that differ. Therefore, since nobody can investigate duality or go on fantasising about it, the above is a metaphor. But in its context, duality was deemed unreal the moment it was perceived, thus instantly aborted. However, afterimages of this moment repeatedly played in an interactive movie in cyberspace seem to extend the cancelled show of duality.


The squares in this image have been multiplicated from one square by Alexius with the help of an algorithm on his phone. So though you may get the impression that there are several different squares with their specific individuality, they are all the same. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A world of duality can be compared to The Matrix in the movie of the same name. The Matrix is perceived as reality by most humans in the film. However, it is a simulated reality layered on top of the real world.

But unlike in the movie, underneath the virtual world, there is not a world of machines but non-duality. And duality is not created by machines who trick you into seeing something that is not there. Nobody tricks you into seeing it. That is your choice. You think the peace of non-duality is dull and prefer the thrill of duality.


Pinching yourself in the arm, the brain registers a physical feeling, wherefore you conclude you are alive. But since the brain creates the experience of the physical sensation, the conclusion does not prove you exist as someone in a tangible world outside the brain – like you are not in the dreams composed by the brain, even though it feels so.


This pic is totally flat and the movements that appear to be there is a trick made by moving flat pictures on top of each other in a speed so there appear to be dimensional movements.This is the illusion of the world. In oneness everything is so fast that there is no movement to see. That is why it is one.This animation is as flat as a pancake. The experience of dimension and motion is an illusion made by moving flat images on top of each other so fast that there appear to be dimensional movements. It can be compared to the appearance of movements in a world where there seems to be more than one. They are fake because motion calls for more than one, and there is no more than that which is One.


This image consists of zeros and ones added together in different combinations. If these combinations seem strange, you probably try reorganising them into a collectively agreed picture of something specific. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When Alexius, many years ago, organised his first computer and put files in folders, he thought he would never run out of space. He also imagined the computer arranged his files in the order he had formed.

Do you see two faces or a vase in this image? The answer seems important within the reality of a world defined by time and space because, without definitions, it does not appear to exist. Actually, it does not matter because your electronic media neither has room for faces nor a vase. The image is an illusion symbolising something that is not there. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Nowadays, he knows better. There is no hierarchy among the files on the computer. None of them is on top or buried deep under others. It is make-believe because there are no levels on the hard disk. It is flat, and all the files and folders are non-dimensional. They are not even files and folders.

It is all code, and the code for one file might be spread all over the hard disk. Therefore, what Alexius experiences on his screen are nothing but zeros and ones added together to make it possible for his brain to simulate the world he expects to see. The same applies to whatever we see, except it is not made from zeros and ones but empty space.


The movie you watch while wearing 3-D glasses is not in 3-D. It is a simulation. The same applies to the world where you believe in being. It is not defined by time and space. And like the world in the 3-D glasses, it is not even there.


The brain’s fantasy of the world is not without flaws. For example, any colour in the spectrum of a light beam has a complementary colour. But there is a gap in the light beam, so the complementary colour of lime green is missing. The brain corrects its mistake on the spot by blending blue and red, so you see the missing colour, pink. Alexius’ Duality Hacks takes this a step further. Since all experiences are fake, hack #10 The Enlightenment of that which is One erases them immediately. The other duality hacks do that over time, so you can enjoy the belief in experiencing something while having it undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

All colours in a light beam have a complementary colour. But it has a gap, so lime green has no complementary colour. Therefore, if you believe in seeing pink, which is theoretically the complementary colour of lime green, you are mistaken. Pink does not exist. That is why Wikipedia calls it an extra-spectral colour. Follow this link if you want more info about pink, also called fuchsia and magenta.

The reason you believe to see the colour pink, although it is not there, is that every time you, theoretically, should see it as a complementary colour to lime green, the brain mix blue and red internally, thus creating pink to fill the gap in the spectrum of a light beam.



What you think you see is precisely that. It is an image composed by one of the brain’s many scripts to fabricate a familiar picture of the world where it has made you believe in being. For example, you do not see the world upside down as you should if the brain processes your experiences per the info it receives from your sensory system, as it claims. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Once upon a time, a king had fun having people beheaded in the blind spot we all have when looking at something from a specific angle. Since the brain fills the gap with our recent memory, the king kept seeing the decapitated ones with their heads until he changed his viewing angle, and they had no heads, which he found very amusing.

If you seem to see an E here, you are using the E, you have made in your mind, to hide all the empty space.

If you believe in seeing an ‘E’ here, you imagine something where there is nothing. That is basically how you see something. It does not mean that reality is nothing. Reality is oneness, and since it requires more than one to have a shape, it is formless, thus endless. That is why it cannot be seen: anything experienced is an illusion.

If you have cataracts, your eyes are full of blind spots that the brain fills with something. However, it is not necessarily what the blind spots block you from seeing – for example, if you look at a lake with swans and they are in the blind spots, the brain fills it with water. Hence you miss seeing the swans.

Even though your eyes are perfectly healthy, you are blind for about two hours throughout the day. That is because the brain screens out what you see to prevent you from getting seasick when the eyes move. However, you do not notice it because the brain hides it by filling the gaps with visual impressions of something similar.

And you probably do not notice your digital media screen is empty now. There only seems to be something because zeros and ones are manipulated to appear as something familiar.

The same applies to the rest of the world you believe in seeing. It is as virtual as this page, and so is the brain that seems to help you fill it with something looking real.

There are probably many gaps in this article that automatically have been filled with something to m ke you feel at ease.

NOTE: This article is part of Duality Hack #1 Every experience is make-believe.