Famous and Historical Avatars and Spokesbeings
Image from Bernd Helfert
Spokesbeings and avatars (or even nearbaselines or superiors with mysterious backing) with unknown agendas, these agents and messengers of powerful and high toposophic Minds can sometimes be unsettling to those ordinary sapients who just want to live their lives without uncertainty.
- Avatar (Archai) - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
A lower toposophic representation or entity through which a higher sophont can interact in a particular environment or situation of a level one or more toposophic levels below.
- Baphomet - Text by Anders Sandberg
Baphomet was sent as the Caretaker God spokesentity to the Eden conference in 3039 where the Compact of Eden was agreed. After the conference Baphomet remained on Eden as a diplomatic representative of the caretaker Gods, occasionally making official pronouncements or accepting diplomatic messages.
- Burdikeer, The - Text by Michael Boncher
Leading archailect of the Seams.
- Complete Skies - Text by Anders Sandberg
Prefect of Helios-Namhadiya; one of the most accessible Solarian prefects, who regularly meets with petitioners. The choice of a genus 3 Chen-Gackstatter-Thayer surface as a body for eir avatar reflects the prefect's dedication to Solarian minimalism.
- Gamaliel - Text by Arik
the interface between the local inhabitants and the Malkuth Mind.
- Hal - Text by Anders Sandberg
Net nym of an unidentified entity during the late information era and the interplanetary era, referring to the tragic ai character HAL in Arthur C. Clarke's and Stanley Kubrick's drama 2001.
- Shinogi - Text by Mark Ryherd
Herald to the Unknown Great Archailect.
- Skalosak - Text by Darren Ryding and Steve Bowers
Mythical member of the secret sect known as the Collectors.
- Sophia Scientia - Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Peter Kisner
An entity that manifests avatars with autumn colors and travels the Nexus looking for and pointing out objective truth. Eir origins are obscure but e is considered connected in some way to Keter.
- Specialist, The - Text by Anders Sandberg
Quasi-mythical individual (or possibly a group of individuals), wandering the Wormhole Nexus and nearby worlds largely incognito getting involved in local issues of great potential relevance.
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Image by Bernd Helfert
Initially published on 15 October 2000.