Scientific studies designed to discover processes that produced and/or modified artifacts and sites.
A hypothesis proposing that quantum mechanics, such as quantum entanglement and super-position, can help explain the nature of consciousness.
A secondary phenomenon that occurs along with or in parallel to a primary phenomenon.
The relationship between two events, the cause and the effect, wherein the second event is seen as a consequence of the first.
A Sanskrit word meaning instrument or machine. Often expressed as a geometric pattern or symbol designed to unlock the mind.
A situation where two or more parties resort to continuous technological improvement in an attempt to defeat each other.
The alignment of three celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse.
Liberation from samsara (the eternal circle of life and death).
An item or being which is materialized by thought and discipline alone.
Intelligence-gathering by covert agents or other human intelligence assets.
A concisely and cleverly expressed observation which contains a general subjective truth, eg. “All war is based on deception.” - Sun Tzu
From the Sanskrit 'Manas' - mind and 'Trayate' - to free. A repeated statement designed to enable transformation of the consciousness.
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.
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.
The philosophical problem of how the material brain interacts with the immaterial consciousness.
The study of predicting possible futures and the worldviews and myths that support them.
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.
A small change at one place in a system resulting in massive differences at a later state.
Intelligence community lingo. When a surveillance team is following so close on foot they seem to be moving in lockstep with the target.
An area of the human brain involved in the understanding of written and spoken language
A method of exchanging something covertly. Two agents walk past each other, surreptitiously passing an item from one person to another as they pass.
The trade of items through channels which, while legal, are unauthorized and unintended by the original creator of the items.
The ability to, during a negotiation, influence the other party or parties to move closer to one's own desired position.
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.
A word or phrase expressing a group's core ideology.
A disparaging term for the Enlightened used by zealous Resistance agents, who view the Enlightened as Shaper sympathizers.
A covert government office which intercepts suspicious mail, employing a team of cryptanalysts to decipher messages, a centuries-old practice.
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.
The idea that the structure of a language influences the way its speakers think and behave.
A victory won at a terrible cost.