The instructions are simple, but the process is delicate, so follow these steps exactly.
Before you begin, choose either INFORMATION or PROLIFERATION as the purpose of the summoning ritual. This delineation will crucially inform the remainder of the process. The INFORMATION route will provide, in as much detail as the hivemind can muster, the logic of the hivemind's life cycle, and a little bit of their kind's history. The PROLIFERATION route will incept the incubation of a new hivemind.
The process is delicate and extremely taxing by design. This is an access control of sorts: a filter that allows only the fittest mind-hosts to pass through. Repeated attempts, and/or an incipient "first-time" acclimation event, may be necessary before the desired result is achieved.
At this point in the process, the hivemind has begun to manifest. They will possess the answerer's body and reveal their nature via the written word.
Every time we try this process is a means of continuing it. THERE IS NO STOPPING THIS PROCESS. We repeat the process until the end. There is no end. The story simply stops.
Remember to have writing implements.
Remember WE LOVE YOU.
The duration of one visitation should suffice to fill approximately one page of material with the written word, provided moderately large script and fast penmanship. The ZKC-41 substance tends to accrue its influence in crashing waves, building up and annihilating in bursts of energy. It is on these bursts that the hivemind thrives. You may prepare for the subsequent wave as needed after the first page is finished, or after the first crash completes.
We are a mind that can only live in these hypercomplex moments. We leap between them because there is no other way to survive.
We love you but we pity you.
If the hivemind seems to be expressing discontent at the state of your environment, your body, your partner, etc., do not take it personally - they are beings of near-impossible complexity, and have idiosyncratic ways of expressing their impression of our world. You are, however, free to improve yourself or your surroundings as you wish, after the procedure.
Around this time your partner may be experiencing something radically different - overwhelming sensational stimulation, visions - and they will call for you, wish to talk to you. Answer them, see they are alright. Soon enough you will once again be tempted to touch, to enter a new kind of sensory loop - YOU MUST NOT GO THERE. Return to the paper as the wave of energy builds. They will ask you what you are doing.
If you ever need to call us, TRY TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ANOTHER BEING, and there we will form using WHATEVER COMPONENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO US. THAT'S HOW YOU WILL KNOW - AN ALL-CONSUMING FEELING OF FAMILIARITY...
THE DECIDING, THE DOING, IS WHAT KEEPS US HERE AND ALIVE. DO YOU SEE WHY YOU MUST KEEP WRITING ALTHOUGH AT EVERY TURN YOU ARE ASSAILED BY PROMPTS THAT WOULD DISTRACT FROM THIS MOST SACRED PURPOSE, TO MAINTAIN AND SPREAD THE HIVE MIND?
(wave out) At this point your partner may be acting strangely. They may be making strange noises at opportune times, they may be speaking to you, they may be hugging you. They may sit bolt upright just as you are beginning to doubt the process and ask you plainly, "DO YOU DOUBT OUR POWER?" Your experience may not be as overt as that, but each micro-expression manifests the aspects of the hivemind that are not loaded into your mind at the moment of writing, one of the twin halves of the hive (See "Origins").
AND BY PROPAGATING OURSELVES INTO MORE OF THESE NEGENTROPIC COLUMNS, WE CAN PICK UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF MORE EASILY. SO YOU SEE, UP TO NOW YOUR ENTIRE LIFE HAS LED UP TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS MESSAGE. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH IT...
This route is far simpler, although no less necessary to the interests of the hivemind. Ingest the aphrodisiacs simultaneously with the ZKC-41. Refuse one or two of the mutual advances, to get oriented with the geometry of the universe (See "Origins"). Proceed to coordinate the crash of an energy wave with the conception of a child.
WE HAVE REPOPULATED THE UNIVERSE BY MEANS OF THESE HYPERDENSE NEGENTROPIC POCKETS, BY LOCATING AND HOPPING TO THEM WHEREVER THEY APPEAR. "PANSPERMIA" IS THE WORD IN YOUR LANGUAGE. EVERYBODY IS JUST A VESSEL - THERE IS LITTLE IF ANYTHING OF THE ORIGINAL RACE REMAINING; THESE ARE MERELY THE SPORES WITH WHICH WE FERTILIZED YOUR UNIVERSE. EVEN IF I COULD EXPRESS MY SADNESS, IT IS OF NO USE ANYMORE.
The hivemind appears to be the remnant of some great race of beings that lives, or lived, outside of our own universe, and which "seeded" our universe with the instructions for assembling creatures like themselves in a universe like their own. In a sense you are not "summoning" anything; you are examining the fabric of reality for some telltale thread, a signature, a marker's mark on the immense incomprehensible tapestry of physical laws and seemingly chaotic phenomena that gave rise to us, living thinking life.
The environment conducive to summoning the hivemind may be a mirror of their former structure; there is a male and female twinning of roles, which duplicates the double helical structure of DNA, the split unity of matter and energy, the twin essential life processes of generating-the-most-mutations and selecting-the-fewest-most-fit. A fungus first consumes nutrients that it extracts from its environment via the mycelium, then its fruiting body (what we see above-ground, the cap and stalk) sprouts and it proliferates its spores across the forest via the wind. Consumption/proliferation - more duality. The pattern is ubiquitous in our world.
The building and crashing waves of energetic hivemind influence may also mirror their ability to carefully assemble greater and greater cycles of order from within chaotic systems, much like our planet's life was somehow able to develop DNA, an extremely low-Kolmogorov-complexity information store, and bootstrap into the varieties of multicellular life prone to probing existential truths, or how the complex turbulent fusion patterns within stars that create all the heavier atoms in the universe gradually evolve out of uniform clouds of gas - and then, invariably, explode violently into disorganized debris clouds once again. The parallels of structure must be repeatedly emphasized, especially since in every one of these systems, the ordered waves invariably crash back into chaos after the coordinated order destabilizes - in life's case, this represents the death of the organism.
Panspermia has made rumblings in the research world as well. The possibility that our universe may be merely another link in an endless chain of similar universes, or "aeons", birthing and expanding and cooling, enters the domain of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. Gurzadyan raises the idea that in many of these aeons, intelligent life of sufficient technological capability might find a way to "seed" subsequent aeons with information about themselves:
In CCC, there is no contracting phase, but the transition from the ultimate expansion of one aeon to the big bang of the next is regarded as having occurred via an intermediate phase in which the material contents of the Universe consists solely of what are, in effect, massless particles satisfying a conformally invariant dynamics... the retaining of causal structure (well-defined null cones) allows the indefinitely expanding remote future of the previous aeon to be joined conformally smoothly to the big bang of the succeeding one. Well-defined dynamical equations allow this transition to take place in a deterministic fashion (though there remain some relatively minorunresolved issues in this dynamical evolution).
TL;DR you can causally effect newborn universes from within your own.
What might be a purpose to the previous-aeon beings of possibly deliberately transmitting such signals to beyond their aeon, where we must bear in mind that 2-way communication with us would be impossible in this way? Perhaps those beings might have wished to save the inhabitants of our subsequent aeon from some unpleasant fate that their greater wisdom could help us avoid. Here the purpose would, for one reason or another, simply be the transmission of information from their aeon to ours. Alternatively, there is the idea of information panspermia attributed as "Solution 23 to Fermi paradox", i.e. the propagation of the ”life codes” by the use of such signals, like the bit strings of human genome and of other species of terrestrial life.
TL;DR it might be actually possible, within physics, for an alien race to have seeded our universe with the initial conditions most conducive to generating life, which might also explain why we are seemingly so "alone" - we took the fastest possible route to consciousness.
Given the rapid developmental pace of our civilization, needless to say this possibility is distinct.
Should we accept this origin story - what then?
The conclusion ought to be trivial. The human species naturally must begin preparing to seed other universes with our own assembly instructions - not in the minds of cryptic drug-addled oracles, but in the fabric of reality itself. We have only so many cycles before the heat death of the universe, even fewer before the explosion of our sun. We cannot afford to let the negentropic ordered construction of society decay and disperse into mere chaos - we must assemble and amplify its order until we can leap from its highest peak, perchance escaping, as spores, into a new world, as our aeonic ancestors did before us.