What is unreal is right in front of you

Updated May 1, 2022

A world of duality can be compared to what comes out of the box in the Augmented Hand Series. When you stick your hand into it, an app changes the hand on the screen, and the brain fools you into feeling it happens to you.

Even though a fairy tale is built with elements from the physical world, there is nothing material in the fairy tale. Everything is a simulation fabricated by a writer. The characters have no free will. They can never leave the story and be part of the physical world because they are not physical but symbols of it.

A world of duality can be compared to a fairy tale. Nothing is real and never will be, whether you believe in living in the now, coming from the heart or whatnot. The Augmented Hand Series called Flong by Golan Levin and Collaborators illustrates this through interactive art.

In the Augmented Hand Series you can watch your hand take on a life of its own. Here your fingers grow to varying lengths.

In the Augmented Hand Series, you can watch your hand take on a life of its own. Here your fingers grow to varying lengths.

When you stick your hand in a small box – see the above animation – you see it moving on a screen beyond your control. Instead, the hand is controlled by an app that is preprogrammed to change the length of your fingers.

The small box and the screen on top of it create a disconnect between what the eye sees, the body feels and the brain processes. Some even look into the box to check if what they see on the screen actually happens to their hand because, even though the hand on the screen is not part of them, the brain tells them to believe that it is.

It is impossible, but yet you feel it is happening.

These movements are not possible. Yet you feel it is happening to your hand – like you feel duality is happening, although it is impossible because non-duality is formless, thus endless.

Likewise, the world of duality is not really happening. It is a simulation, and you are not in it. But it feels so because you, metaphorically speaking, have put non-duality in a small box, where an app called the brain twists it into a world of duality. Since it is an illusion, it needs not to be stopped. Actually, it cannot be stopped. If it could, it would be real. However, if you stop perceiving the apparent differences in a world of duality to make a difference, there is no separation, thus no duality to distract you from non-duality. One way to do this is to interpret every experience of duality as a symbol of non-duality.

The impossible can be fun, when you know it is not real.

Alexius’ Duality Hacks have nothing to promise but that non-duality never change, nor will it end. That is why, when you appear to be in a simulated world of duality, you need not worry. You can play out your fantasies without risk because nothing happens to the reality of non-duality.

Alexius’ Duality Hacks are not accompanied by soft music with sounds from whales, pictures of rosy lotus flowers, promises of a better world, fantasies of love, higher states of consciousness or other conceptual attributes of duality. Actually, they have nothing to give. That is why they undo the belief in duality.


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