The Codex is a zipper-pull that contains humanity's accumulated wisdom, the EVR1 Canon. Its made of upcycled leather, a stainless Omega shackle and metal bolts.
It is designed to be played with and meditated upon daily, whether at home or work or car. You can secure it to a belt loop, valuables or rear-view mirror. It can used as a zipper pull for your briefcase, camera bag, purse, messenger bag or adventure gear. Wherever you keep it, be sure its someplace visible so that you can see, touch and meditate upon it everyday.
Accessing the Wisdom
As a Codex owner, you can access this wisdom in two ways:
- The EVR1 customers-only Wisdom Locker. The Wisdom Locker will contain the full text versions of each of these titles, allowing you the ability to access the data online, as well as download it to other devices for storage, printing, etc.
- By dissembling the Codex to retrieve the data on the Micro SD memory card. Simply cut the seam, remove the Micro SDHC Card and cut away the seal with a razor blade. Doing so would destroy the product.
It is etched with your choice of the following archetypal symbols:
- Infinity - instilling you with wonder and humility, given the grand scale and expanding nature of the cosmos. As neuroscientist, David Eagleman observes, "what you really learn from a life in science is the vastness of our own ignorance." It humbles us before all we have not yet explored and all we do not yet know. It points to the infinite potential of the human being, one that allows our minds and hearts to reach beyond our bodies and bring this cosmos home.
- Delta - reminding you of the ever-changing nature of existence. It calls you into a space of equanimity, as during both good times and bad, we know, this too shall pass. As meditation teacher, Shinzen Young explains, equanimity is "the radical non-interference of the natural flow of sensory experience."
- Double Helix - a reminder of the genetic bonds we share amongst our species, as well as the ties we have to the rest of the animal kingdom. Are we, as Stanford neurobiologist and primatologist, Robert Sapolsky, asks, "just another primate?"
- Wave - water, the building block of life. Our earth is covered with it to such an extent we appear as a blue marble from the vantage point of the cosmos. As marine biologist, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols articulates, water itself is a meditation - "When I go to the ocean, it makes me very happy. I have new thoughts. It opens up my imagination... and as a scientist, you're kinda not allowed to talk about love for the ocean, but it's why we do what we do." Like the waves of the ocean, we are but peaks on the vast connected substrate of the Universe.