From non-duality to duality and back

Updated January 31, 2023

It is not possible to drink the water from the bottle in this pic, because the bottle is a simulation – but it is possible to imagine to drink the water. The imagination will never quench your thirst though.

It is impossible to get something from the bottles in this image because they are simulated, likewise, from a world where there seems to be more than one. It is forged because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THAT WHICH IS ONE
… is formless, thus endless, but without taking up any space, it is without size.

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Nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one is what is seems. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Since there is no more than that which is One, you have tricked yourself into seeing a world where there seems to be more than one. You probably also have tricked yourself into seeing the red lines in this image as crocked, when, actually, all lines are straight, and it is the blue boxes that are offset.

WHAT IF THAT WHICH IS ONE …
… could be divided into more than one? It is impossible. Firstly, because it is formless, secondly, it takes more than one to divide oneness. Thirdly, its speed is infinitely fast, so there is no time and space to differentiate anything, thus nothing to see. However, in fantasy, everything seems possible. Therefore, you imagine cutting down oneness’ speed until it is so slow that there appear to be separated appearances in the distance.

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The still photo of Scarlett Johansson in ‘Lucy’ is grabbed from the internet.

In the movie Lucy, the director demonstrates, via Scarlett Johansson, that if you speed up time infinitely, any object in motion disappears – or in the context of this article, becomes one. A world where there seems to be more than one is a reverse example. Read more about that here.

One of these separated appearances is perceived as you. But you and everything else are as flat as this article’s images because formlessness has no dimensions. However, in your fantasy about more than one, you have eyes that function like AR (augmented reality) glasses. They modify reality and build a virtual layer on top of it, so when you look at oneness from different angles and distances, it appears to get smaller and bigger.

Graphic by Clive Gifford.The book ‘Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing’ written by Clive Gifford explains, the brain sees movements that do not exist, and it also fabricates images to fill what it perceives as gaps in the world. Read more about that here.

So, since it seems to exist in time and space, you conclude you are someone substantial in a tangible world, where there is more than one, thus lots of fun. Read more about the illusion of eyes in Eyes do not see.

You probably experience, that you see two differently sized orange circles in this pic, because that is what the part of the brain, that measures perspective and scale, will tell you. Due to the blue circles it appear as they are not the same size. But you are wrong. Each orange circle is the same size. You are also wrong, if you think persons are different, and that they are in a world of duality. It is an illusion. Everything is sizeless.

You probably experience two differently-sized orange circles in this image because that is what the brain tells you to see. But it is one of its many deceptions. The two orange circles are the same size but seem different due to the blue circles. The brain has also deceived you if you experience a world of different-sized objects. It is an illusion. That which is real is formless. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When writing this, Pokémon Go was the most well-known example of AR. But many people live in augmented reality, not only when playing Pokémon Go. They look at their smartphone, where a layer of digital info flows on top of the physical world, while they hear music from cyberspace in one ear and listen to friends from the physical world in the other ear.

This image consists of pixels added in different combinations to make you see something that is not there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Integtating the body with an imagined god or superworld has been a longtime human fantasy. Imaginative fiction, transcendental meditation, aura-transformation and psychoactive drugs can be seen as early efforts to trick you into assuming, the body can be integrated with something immaterial. VR (virtual reality), as it is envisioned by Oculus Rift, may be able to fool you into beliving such a blend is real.

THAT WHICH IS ONE IS REPLACED BY MORE THAN ONE
As mentioned above, imagining seeing a world where there seems to be more than one is like using AR (augmented reality), which is a mix of real and unreal. But to completely erase traces of oneness, AR is soon replaced by VR (virtual reality), where an illusion completely replaces reality.

In a virtual world everything seems possible. It feels very exciting, even though it is an illusion and what you get is nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

»This (virtual reality) is a state where you are totally transported into another world and immersed in the digital interactions of the virtual environment you’ve entered … the feeling that you are truly visiting another space that is wholly distinct from what you can see and hear without the platform … a platform like Oculus Rift is an alternative to reality, supplying entirely new, virtual experiences: true VR.« From Wired.

But why do we deceive ourselves into seeing a world where there seems to be more than One. It is probably because there is so much to experience in a world where there seems to be more than one. However, the excitement comes with a price because in such a world – contrary to that which is One – everything comes in pairs. Hence you cannot feel excited without feeling depressed, for example. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

A person always find ways to deny or change appearances in the world that is judged to be wrong, so that it appears to better. But no matter how happy being better may seem to make you, you cannot escape its contrast, sadness, because happiness cannot be experienced without it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A person always finds ways to deny or change appearances that are judged wrong so that it seems to have become better. But no matter how happy it makes you feel, its contrast, sadness, cannot be escaped because happiness needs it to be defined. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen

Most assume they can surpass this twofoldness and be in one state of mind by having one spouse, one work and so on. Others recollect memories of oneness. But they are altered by the desire for more than one, so they do not bring one state of mind. Hence many conclude there are levels of consciousness leading to peace of oneness. But you are either at one or not. And since it requires more than one not to be One, you are that which is One, dreaming about more than One.

That is why twofoldness, the interaction of opposing elements, is the reality you must deal with while having the dream about more than one. For example, you can only read this article because the black letters are contrasted by their opposite colour. Read more about that here. Without contrast, there would be no article – likewise, without hate, there is no love.

The elimination of hatred does not result in a singular state of love but in imitations because you cannot recognise love without hate. Therefore, since excluding hate makes you feel phoney, you try to make love purer by excluding selfishness to get unconditional love. But again, what you get is feeling wrong – and on it goes.

You never feel good enough because your whole being is based on avoiding twofoldness to establish yourself as someone definitive. In contrast, if you go with the interaction of opposing elements, you feel complete. Thus, eventually, you have no need to exclude something to become someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

Believing that a world where there seems to be more than one is real is to be compared to sitting in a cinema, where you project yourself onto the world on the screen so that it appears to have an effect on you, thus appearing real.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius knows there is nothing to hope for because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to hope for something. Thus he has nothing to fear. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THAT WHICH IS ONE UNDOES THE BELIEF IN MORE
One who is to be compared to the Enlightenment of that which is one knows that there is no more than One. Consequently, a world where there seems to be more than one is fake. Nobody else knows that. What they believe to know is based on speculations about their existence in a world where there seems to be more than one. Thus it enhances the belief in being there instead of undoing it.

A world where there seems to be more than one can be compared to the movie roll in a cinema. Suddenly it breaks, and there is nothing but bright white light on the screen. Read more about this metaphor here. That is the Enlightenment Alexius is to be compared to. But, unlike in the cinema, it is not something you see because it takes more than one to be aware of something.

When the movie roll is put together, and Alexius appears in the simulated world on the screen again, the Enlightenment of that which is One has not turned him into a wiser man or changed anything in the movie. But he knows it is an illusion that can only be experienced due to reality, namely, oneness. More about that in hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One.

If you experience a flow of beauty, love, sex or colors in this pic totally depends on the perception you have fabricated of yourself as a person. But no matter what you perceive, if you include it all, the moment of watching this pic is perfect – nothing is wrong or missing. Consequently you need no more and therefore are ready for that which is one.

Whether you experience love, sex, or the beauty of a sunset in this image depends on how you have conditioned yourself. But no matter if that makes you happy or sad, it does not seem to make a difference if your response is perceived as a symbol of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TO SEE SYMBOLS OF THAT WHICH IS ONE IN THAT WHICH IS NOT ONE
Even though you may have been told that a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, your conditioned belief in more than one compulsively makes you see more.

Fortunately, you can undo this belief in a laid-back way by perceiving what you see as symbols of that which is One. Actually, all of Alexius’ Duality Hacks, except the Enlightenment of that which is Oneundo the belief in more than one over time while you have fun experiencing more than one.

That which is one cannot be known in a world where there seems to be more than one – neither anywhere else, as it takes more than one to be aware of something. So rather than pointing to that which is One, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings point out that there is no more than that which is one.

A GAME IS VIRTUAL AND ONLY APPEARS REAL WHEN YOU PLAY IT
A virtual reality game player is often nauseous because the body is tricked into believing it moves in the virtual world. But you are not there, even though it feels like you are fighting for your life. Actually, you are sitting in a chair with your eyes covered by a set of goggles. An app fills it with a simulated world, and per your response, it seems to create feelings in you as if you are in a real world.

If you, in this description, replace the app with the brain, it becomes a description of appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, where you always feel a bit off because you are not there. Nevertheless, it is possible to feel good while you experience more than one if you know that is an illusion. That said, there is nothing real in a world where there seems to be more than one, so do not mistake this article for the truth, but merely a suggestion to take off the goggles simulating a world that is not there. Of course, this is a metaphor. That which is One is not covered by a simulated world but by the belief that there is more than that which is One.

THAT WHICH IS ONE IS ONE
When you return to oneness, everything is the same. It is as if you have been there all the time, which you also have because there is no more than that which is One.


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Alexius, Gu∂ruång, and The Duality Hacks

Updated February 5, 2023

Since Alexius did not care about his appearance in this selfie, there was no need to construct a specific look. That does not mean that there were no thoughts about the photo. There probably was. Yet, there was no ‘I’ with a need to use them to construct a particular image. And though the picture may seem special due to its manipulation in Photoshop, there is no intention behind that other than having fun. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is actually Alexius who, in the third person, writes Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Both he and I are grateful that you read them because even though you appear different from us, we do not perceive the difference to make a difference. However, this does not mean we are one in spirit. There is no spirituality in a world where there seems to be more than one. Spirituality is formless, thus endless, so we and everything else conceivable is an illusion.

But it means we are one in being fictitious. And since there is no fiction without reality, namely spirituality, we are also one in the sense that we all are a symbol of spirituality no matter what and where we appear to be. See hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness if you want to read more about perceiving all experiences as a symbol of spirituality.

In 1972 Alexius bid welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One. However, since it cannot be shared, he refrained from that until his astral friend Gu∂ruång requested he told his story about the Enlightenment of that which is One when he almost died in the primordial forest in 2010.

GU∂RUÅNG & ALEXIUS
Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are wordless ethereal harmonies until Alexius hums along with them, and words about hacking the belief in duality rapidly and unorganised float into his computer through his hands.

That which is One has only one word. But it can neither be said nor heard because that requires more than One.

When Alexius asks Gu∂ruång if a hack is finished, there is no answer. Maybe because it takes more than one to reply, and there is no more than that which is One, wherefore any statement is fake. Indeed, that is why the words making Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are meaningless. However, if you get that, they have fulfilled their purpose: to expose there is nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one.


Alexius, every now and then, forgets to remember being someone. Thus nobody bids welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One. However, since he returns from it as someone he is not the Enlightenment of that which is One* but one who is to be compared to it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius has not realised oneness, neither has anybody else because it takes more than one to accomplish anything. For the same reason, although Alexius has bid welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One,* he is not enlightened.

Still, he remembers he forgot what and where he appeared to be, so nothing prevented a light brighter than anything to undo the experience of ever having appeared as someone, wherefore nothing fall through a black hole with no beginning and end into the formlessness of oneness. Here you can read about the ins and out of a black hole.

Consequentlyy, he is neither in the formlessness of oneness nor anywhere else. Yet he appears, for a while, in a world where there seems to be more than one as someone who is compared to the Enlightenment of that which is One.*

When the special self sees similarities between new age teaching and Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, it is wishful thinking. New Age philosophy is based on the idea that what you believe in being can be improved. In contrast, the foundation for Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings is that whatever you believe in being is an illusion. Consequently, there is nothing to transform. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THAT WHICH IS ONE VS ITS GLIMPSES
Many people try to put words together about a world where there seems to be more than one versus that which is One. But since most of them have not bid welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One,* they imagine oneness can be realised in a world where there seems to be more than one. But that is a denial of oneness because it is formless, thus endless, so there is no world with more than one.

It also applies if they have had glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One because glimpses, just like movie trailers, are samples of the whole but nothing like it. See In the limited world of the senses, or everywhere and nowhere.

Nevertheless, having had a glimpse of the Enlightenment of that which is One*, they consider them visionary, thus able to put oneness into effect in a world where there seems to be more than one. However, since it takes more than one to manifest something, what they get is not oneness but more than One. Furthermore, since it also takes more than one to understand something and their teaching is based on realisation, they enhance the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.

Fortunately, the application of Alexius’ Duality Hacks requires no understanding or effort. On the contrary, they apply themselves the more you read about them without trying to understand. In other words, the less you know, the more the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one is undone. Please be aware this is said in the context of undoing the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one. In the context of functioning there, the more you know, the better.

Years ago, Alexius and his sons had much fun playing different board games. Following the flow of the games, they naturally came to an end. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

ALEXIUS BECOMES AN ENLIGHTENED NON-TEACHER:
When you follow the present stream of thoughts to its end, what you appeared to be is finished. Something new takes over. It may be a significant change, maybe the end of the body, but often it is a minor modification, like a change of mood. It can also be a change of personality.

Alexius was remodelled when he followed a stream of thoughts down a mountain deep into an ancient forest, where he was left injured and without food and water for two days. Then, after being wired up by a helicopter and spending two months in hospitals, he was not a hiker anymore but an Enlightened >Non-teacher writing about hacking duality (read more about his trip in the rainforest here).

Some years later, the stream supporting writing new articles ended. Instead, a stream backing Alexius’ basic trait as a storeroom manager (read more about that here) appears to have taken over. Hence his writing creativity was replaced with the seemingly more tedious process of refining what he already had written. However, none of that changes, that he is to be compared to the Enlightenment of that, which is One because that is not an appearance.

Nor does it change that Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are not his or anyone else’s. Their content can be compared to water running from a tap, which in this metaphor is his buddy Gu∂ruång. Alexius is the empty glass that picks it up and shapes it into what you read.

But no matter the shape, the flow remains unchanged. It cannot be altered, as that requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is One. For the same reason, it is a metaphor that Alexius is a medium for a flow shaped into Alexius’exius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, read by somebody else. Nevertheless, as long as we appear as somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one, there seems to be more than one involved in undoing this belief.

We are all empty space twisted by the brain into something. But Gu∂ruång, the ‘voice’ behind Alexius’ Duality Hacks, is unprocessed, thus not looking as something

Devotion makes the world fade away – or rather, your belief in it. What remains is that which is real. You do not need a guru or a mantra to be devoted. But you must follow your instinct to lose that which is not you. It automatically happens when you devote yourself to whatever you are deeply attracted to – it might be a mundane thing like a person’s body, a specific computer game, a sunset or something less mundane like an angel. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

NO BEGINNING OR END:
In a way, the kick starter to writing Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings was an attraction to the body of a young woman who sensually undressed in front of Alexius on a sunny day at the beach. Instead of being ashamed of his physical attraction to a woman much more youthful than himself, he dived into it. Physically speaking, nothing happened between them, and he never saw her again. But later that day, still enchanted and walking in the woods, he, for the first time,  met Gu∂ruång, not physically but transparently.

Gu∂ruång can be compared to an ascended master, but not a ‘rosy’ one who wants to improve you and the world. On the contrary, the purpose is to undo the belief that there is more than One.

But while we experience a world where there seems to be more than one, Gu∂ruång and Alexius are seen as two different appearances. Nonetheless, they are not two nor one because it takes more than one to be anything, and there is no more than that which is One.

Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are not channelled from Gu∂ruång. Instead, it is a collaboration. Gu∂ruång puts waves of melodies into the air, and Alexius adds words. However, sometimes he cannot find words that fit the tune. Then he uses phrases coloured by his romantic ideas, such as a happy ending, instead of staying true to Gu∂ruångs melody without beginning an end.

For this reason, he is tidying up Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings to ensure all the words match Gu∂ruångs melody. Therefore, what you read is the present version of Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Maybe there is no final one because it is a story without a beginning and end. Therefore, when you do not look for that, thus not seeing anything, nor Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, nothing definable seems to hide that which always was and will be since it is formless, thus endless, namely oneness.


*) You can read about the Enlightenment of that which is One in hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.