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A Coded Threat (06/2013)

06/01/2013

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Scientific studies designed to discover processes that produced and/or modified artifacts and sites.


06/02/2013

QUANTUM MIND
A hypothesis proposing that quantum mechanics, such as quantum entanglement and super-position, can help explain the nature of consciousness.


06/03/2013

EPIPHENOMENON
A secondary phenomenon that occurs along with or in parallel to a primary phenomenon.



06/04/2013

CAUSALITY
The relationship between two events, the cause and the effect, wherein the second event is seen as a consequence of the first.



06/05/2013

YANTRA
A Sanskrit word meaning instrument or machine. Often expressed as a geometric pattern or symbol designed to unlock the mind.



06/06/2013

TECHNOLOGICAL ESCALATION
A situation where two or more parties resort to continuous technological improvement in an attempt to defeat each other.



06/07/2013

SYZYGY
The alignment of three celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse.



06/08/2013

MOKSHA
Liberation from samsara (the eternal circle of life and death).



06/09/2013

TULPA THOUGHTFORM
An item or being which is materialized by thought and discipline alone.



06/10/2013

HUMINT
Intelligence-gathering by covert agents or other human intelligence assets.



06/11/2013

APHORISM
A concisely and cleverly expressed observation which contains a general subjective truth, eg. “All war is based on deception.” - Sun Tzu



06/12/2013

MANTRA
From the Sanskrit 'Manas' - mind and 'Trayate' - to free. A repeated statement designed to enable transformation of the consciousness.



06/13/2013

MULTIVERSE
A hypothetical set of multiple, or perhaps infinite, parallel universes containing all possible alternate configurations of reality. In a multiverse, the universe we experience is only one instance; one particular configuration of a massive set of variables.



06/14/2013

OCCAM'S RAZOR
A principle designed to enable simple solutions to complex logical problems. When multiple possible explanations for a phenomenon exist, the explanation requiring the fewest assumptions should be selected.



06/15/2013

MIND-BODY PROBLEM
The philosophical problem of how the material brain interacts with the immaterial consciousness.



06/16/2013

FUTUROLOGY
The study of predicting possible futures and the worldviews and myths that support them.



06/17/2013

COUNTERFACTUAL HISTORY
A form of historical study that attempts to answer 'What if?' questions by imagining a timeline in which a key historical event either did not occur or had a different outcome.



06/18/2013

BUTTERFLY EFFECT
A small change at one place in a system resulting in massive differences at a later state.



06/19/2013

LOCKSTEP
Intelligence community lingo. When a surveillance team is following so close on foot they seem to be moving in lockstep with the target.



06/20/2013

WERNICKE'S AREA
An area of the human brain involved in the understanding of written and spoken language



06/21/2013

BRUSH PASS
A method of exchanging something covertly. Two agents walk past each other, surreptitiously passing an item from one person to another as they pass.



06/22/2013

GREY MARKET
The trade of items through channels which, while legal, are unauthorized and unintended by the original creator of the items.



06/23/2013

LEVERAGE
The ability to, during a negotiation, influence the other party or parties to move closer to one's own desired position.



06/24/2013

SWOT ANALYSIS
An evaluation tool utilizing a 2×2 matrix designed to help determine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats present in a venture, project or situation.



06/25/2013

WATCHWORD
A word or phrase expressing a group's core ideology.



06/26/2013

SYMP
A disparaging term for the Enlightened used by zealous Resistance agents, who view the Enlightened as Shaper sympathizers.



06/27/2013

BLACK CHAMBER
A covert government office which intercepts suspicious mail, employing a team of cryptanalysts to decipher messages, a centuries-old practice.



06/28/2013

PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
An analysis framework designed to help determine the competitive intensity of a market by examining five key contributing factors, including the threat of new competitors arising, the bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, and competitive rivalry.



06/29/2013

SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESIS
The idea that the structure of a language influences the way its speakers think and behave.



06/30/2013

PYRRHIC VICTORY
A victory won at a terrible cost.



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