Welcome to the Library

Strange as it may sound, the universe is aware of itself—through each and every one of us. Consciousness has been a core mystery of the human experience ever since our rise into sapience, and The Library’s virtual aisles are filling up (admittedly at a glacial pace) with various perspectives on this wondrous phenomenon.

However! Remember to remain grounded and humble. The moment you get too serious about all this, you’ll miss the point. Consume the information as you would music, not gospel: play with it! Have fun! Tease it a little! But don’t for a moment delude yourself into believing that it’s anything other than entertainment. Just rummage around, sync up your neural net with some far-out intellectual artistry, and admire mental sculptures of cosmic proportions!

Welcome to the Gaian hive mind. We’re so thrilled you’re here :)



P.S. Visit www.organism.earth for a meditative audiovisual experience of these ideas.



User Interface Guide
  • Time Stamps are provided alongside each paragraph for most audio and video transcriptions. Clicking on the time stamp will automatically begin playing the media file from that point on.
  • Quotes are noteworthy passages in documents that have been selected by the Curator of the Library for their insightful content. In case the neon-yellow color is too aggressive for you, you can hover your cursor over the text selection to make it go away.
  • The symbol in front of a quote indicates that you can click on the quote to directly jump to that part in the media file.
  • Wikipedia hyperlinks in the text can be previewed by hovering your cursor over them.
  • Media playback speed is adjustable with CTRL +  and CTRL +  keyboard commands. [This is still an experimental feature. On some browsers this may interfere with already existing key commands.]
  • Audio files are encoded using the open-source .ogg file format. Please ensure your operating system has an .ogg codec installed and that your web browser can handle this format (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are compatible).
Statistics on The Library’s Collection
Authors 102
Documents 300
Total word count 3,072,320
Total audio and video time 9 days, 19:12:11
Total unique views 385,455
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