All experiences are equally unreal

Updated September 7, 2022

The experience of seeing this pic is as all other experiences – including so-called spiritual ones – fabricated in the brain. Nothing real is fabricated, but that which is real can be used to imagine a fabricated reality. Though that which is real is not in the simulation, the reason the simulation seems to be there is that which is real. Therefore everything in the simulated world of duality can be seen as symbols of that which is real.

The experience of this image is like any other experiences – including those considered spiritual – fabricated by the brain. It simulates a world where there seems to be more than one to hide that there is no more than that which is one. However, this sham symbolises that which is one because it is formless, thus endless, so there is nothing else to pull a hoax. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The experience of god and other spiritual concepts are fabrications manufactured by the brain. Like mundane experiences, they can be measured physically. The idea of you being someone definitive in a body governed by a self is also fabricated by the brain, which is nothing more than a labyrinth of fat and synapses that pass electrical signals from cell to cell. In other words, whether you perceive your experiences as ordinary or spiritual, they are fabricated by electrical impulses in the brain (read more about that here).

»When you dig into molecules, and the states of ion channels, enzymes, transcription programs, cells, synapses, and whole networks of neurons, you come to realise that there is no one place in the brain where memories are stored,« says Kukushkin. »This is because of a property called plasticity, the feature of neurons that memorize. The memory is the system itself.« From an article in Wired.

Trying to collect bits and pieces from n after image of a universe, that is no more.

Trying to collect bits and pieces from an afterimage of a dream about a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Everything you think and do was set in motion millions of years ago. It could be predicted then because, in non-linear time, the world’s birth and death appear simultaneously. Therefore, since the entire story of the universe starts and ends at the same moment, the universe is not there.

However, you hang onto remaining data or fragments from an afterimage of the world. Actually, what you believe in being is nothing but disintegrated pieces of honeycombed memories. To make sense of these fractured bits, you try to fill the gaps with concepts of love, god and other lofty theories.

Holding onto after images.

Holding onto after images. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hanging onto after images is like hanging onto fragments of a dream, or memories of a dead spouse. You can compare this to having an app, that has collected everything your beloved ever has said on social media, so you can use it in an internal dialogue with her to feel she is alive.

She answers you in the way you are accustomed to and use info from, for example, Wikipedia, so the chat does not seem dated. Maybe the app also is able to collect all her telephone conversations and put fragments of it together in such a way, that it seems you have a real conversation with a live person – though that person has no mouth and is nothing but data collected from the Cloud.

The skin has been texture-mapped.

The skin has been texture-mapped. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

She may even be reconstructed as a robot implemented with artificial intelligence, texture-mapped with skin constructed simolar to the best looking photos from the past. Thus you can relive your finest memories of being together. Maybe spiced up with with kinky sex based on pornographic videos from the internet.

Once in a while, when the robot fails to act out your memories, you may freak out and suspect something is wrong. Nevertheless, you go on because, even if it is not real, what you get feels better than reality.

A single part of the brain processes perceived reality in the present moment and memories plus imagined states, symbols and metaphors. Thus, to the brain, there is no difference between what is perceived as real and imaginary, spiritual and whatnot.

As you can read in the article from Wired mentioned above, the experiences processed by the brain are not stored in the brain, but they are the brain. Thus what and where you appear to be is in the brain. This is why it is said that the world is in the eye of the beholder.

Just like all appearances in a dream are illusions symbolising the dreamer’s world, everything in the world are illusions symbolising that which is real, namely that which is One.

You cannot do anything wrong when perceiving everything as a symbol of oneness because doing something wrong is also a symbol of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, everything experienced is make-believe, which is why you cannot know reality, find the truth or realise that which is you. But you can discover what you are not by perceiving your appearance as a symbol of that which is real. Thus you are free to enjoy spiritual experiences of inner peace or the excitement of football as a symbol of reality, which is oneness since it is formless, thus endless. No special steps or philosophy are required for this because whatever you do is a symbol of reality.

»After a short, productive explosion of early activity, the universe has begun its long mope towards oblivion. To the extent that anything was ever important, it won’t be. Time, space, energy, matter – all gone … That’s right: Everything you know and love, the entire universe of possible things, will be gone.« from the article The End of the Universe published in Wired.


  • An episode of Black Mirror called Be Right Back inspired the box about after images. And the concept of ‘hanging onto some remaining data or fragments’ is inspired by the movie Source Code. The scientific info about the brain Alexius has found here and there, so the article is the usual mismatch the brain likes to combine to make an illusion that feels amusing. But the experience of this specific illusion can be beneficial in seeing that all experiences, whether they appear mundane or spiritual, are make-believe.
  • This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness.