Baudrillard observes that “representation tries to absorb simulation by interpreting it as false representation” and that “simulation envelops the whole edifice of representation as itself a simulacrum.” He outlines four “successive phases of the image.” The first is the “reflection of a basic reality,” the second “masks and perverts a basic reality,” the third, “masks the absence of a basic reality.” The last phase “bears no relation to any reality,” the image is “its own pure simulacrum,: Baudrillard notes that in the “first case, the image is a good appearance: the representation is of the order of sacrament.. In the second, it is an evil appearance: of the order of malefic.” In the fourth, it is no longer in the order of appearances at all, but of simulation.” The inter-image Indian “masks the absence” of the real, the native, and in many narratives and motions pictures the Indian “bears no relation to any reality.”
Yoga is older than India – Creation and flow of energy – Use and management of energy –
4 level of simulation in Yoga – And the Process of Guru
1. Reflection of basic reality – Sacrament- Shots of India or in western shalas done in a traditional setting – Devotional behavior and guru mentality – Root is abandonment issues – Cosmic – Spiritual individuality –
2. Masks and Perverts – Evil – The modification through beauty, setting, and technology – Controlling the process of energy to exploit other sources of energy – Open up the portal for step three – Hippies, snobs, and other posers –
3- Masks the absence of a basic reality – Invisibility – This is where the market is now – Gym Shark, Alo, Lulemon – They took you through the steps, so they can exploit your body, mind and soul – All morals are gone –
4. Bears no relation to any reality – Simulation – The eating of
Are you acting in first or third person? Are you your own person (True Self) or are you acting in the person (id-entity) of another?
We live as a simulated character inside the algorithm of a complex computer-like code of law – a legal life (falsely bound existence under contract) executed as purely a re-presentation of one’s Self; the personification of Self into a graven image (520)
Simulation “is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal:
Trace of a presence:
The yogi is a misnomer, a simulation with no referent.
“Culture is no dominated by simulations, Baudrillard contends, objects and discourses that have no firm origin, no referent, no ground or foundation,” notes Mark Forester. “In a commodity the relation of word, image or meaning and referent is broken and restructured so that its force is directed, not to the referent of use value or utility, but to desire”
The representation of objects has turned to the literary discussion of the referent, as a meditation of objects in language. The persona of natives is a referent, not an object, in the sense of a literary presence. The persona is natural reason, a trace of native stories and not a racialist separation;
“Simulations is the ecstasy of the real,” states Jean Baudrillard in Fatal Strategies. “Every strategy we invent is in the hope that it will unfold unexpectedly. We invent the real in the hope of seeing it unfold as a great ruse.” People “are not looking to amuse themselves, they seek a fatal diversion. No matter how boring, the important thing is to increase boredom; such as increase is salvation, it is ecstasy.: