The logic of “evil” is odd. Evil requires, for meaning at the conceptual level, Good. Each is married to the “other”. The next level of odd, has to do with the truth, which is that not only are Good&Evil married, that marriage is an embodied reflection of aspects of the Divine Mystery Itself.
In my book “The Art of God: an actual theory of Everything”, I write there, as part of the modern conception of God, the idea that observable reality reveals God is distributed, with the same virtues we notice in distributed computing. Keep in mind that distributed computing is useful both to solve certain mathematical/scientific questions requiring a lot of processing power, and it is also a fertile field for “bots” running/dancing to the selfish songs born in black-hat hacking.
If we are a sensible person, we also see how in life individuals make decisions, which decisions effect other folks as well. These “choices” (whether between good&evil, or some other duality) effect the world. We author the choice, and as an aspect of that it is the distributedgod&devil – within us, that chooses.
If we look within, at our feelings, that the properly chastised L. Ron Hubbard misnamed “the reactive mind”, we find another married duality, generally labeled: sympathy&antipathy. Here – in these feelings – is a tendency to move toward what we like, and away from what we do not like. This reactive feeling life, with its dual nature, has deep roots. In a certain Way, these feelings are “intelligence”, even if later we cannot articulate “reasons” for why we did what we did.
Rudolf Steiner described his view of the macrocosmic reality as containing another duality, which he named: Lucifer&Ahriman. The logos (logical) nature of such married dualities is that they are also united, and always a whole. There is no meaning if they are conceived as separate. Steiner taught that Christ was in between these two, and that Life was about our learning how to personally maintain the right relationship among polar conditions – we are the In Between that balances.
The use of the word Christ involves us with a more pressing problem, as regards the religious history of the world. To resolve this means first off to see the rise of the three patriarchal monotheisms as a reflection in the “earth” sphere of macrocosmic qualities – the Divine Mystery is not just Christ, but Allah and Jehovah simultaneously. All duality is in reality a trinity.
There is a social/spiritual set of observations called “Theory U”. It finds that if there is a descent, then there is also an ascent, again a duality. In the case of the Hebrews – who guided the spiritual descent into matter – they became people of the law. Very strict rules, which according to Steiner made possible the creation of a quite definite strain of genetic inheritance. Some work&order was necessary for there to be an avatar body, in which a God might be able to live for a time.
Rules and obedience. The Hebraic Divinity appears in multiple ways, including phenomena like burning bushes, pillars of cloud, and seas that obey the prayers of wizards. The old Testament is filled with dreamers dreaming, and poet-kings singing. Remnants of the goddess religions being slowly subsumed, as the three anti-feminine patriarchal monotheism began the work of imprinting themselves on the world.
Descent needed to followed by ascent. The earth-impression of the Divine Mystery is complex, and while on the one hand both the Hebrew – and already being born Christian religions – there also needed to be a balancing upward movement. Earth and Heaven being woven together, with the last “people of the book” – Islam, being deeply connected to the Mother, to the social heart – the family, and to the Idea of Surrender. We forget history’s song, when we judge Islam and do not recognize that during Europe’s dark age, Islam flowered with genius everywhere.
All three are being destroyed from within, through the advocates of my way or the highway, a common human foible that insures that social forms evolve. Another repetition of the primary marriage of polar states of consciousness.
Part of the current world situation is made especially acute, due to the fact that we feel we are a separate self, over here, while there is an outside/experienced world that is not us. Another duality, that is fundamentally a trinity, which totality itself is a unity, a marriage not in name only. No wonder Christ urges us to cleave to each other, and become again as little children.
Every human being is their own Path. Be yourself; and, I hope the above meditation on “Evil …” has been useful.
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In what way is this type of courage different from more ordinary courage? Or, is it?
There is a phrase in English: “the courage of one’s convictions”. What is this power: “conviction”? Is it a “belief”? An “understanding”? Knowledge?
A lot of people in the modern world “believe” we are experiencing a devastating pandemic (plague). There appear to be a variety of ways to “understand” the underlying riddles. Actual “knowledge” seems to be in short supply.
Can Michaelic Courage be based upon anything less than “knowledge”?
Is there a relationship between being an “anthroposophist”, and this Way of Courage? Can someone who has never heard of Steiner display this Way of Courage?
What motivates the quoting of Rudolf Steiner? Belief? Understanding? Knowledge?
Does any of this have to do with the Mystery of Good&Evil? Is Michael against “Evil”, and only for “Good”? RS called Michael the countenance of Christ. Then he (RS) made a statue, … of what?
Very Aristotelian this kind of thinking. Out in the Light, of the Son/Sun.
Then, … there is Her … The actual Platonists go to Her, and where She hangs out is not in the Light of the Sun, but rather in the Luminous Darkness of the Moon.
A mechanistic view is that moon-light is a “reflection” of sunlight. What if that spiritual idea of “reflection” is deeper than we imagine? What if the Moon is Herself a source of spiritual emanation? What if She is the Dark, without which there would be no Light as contrast?
Heaven and Earth. Macrocosm and Microcosm. One and Many. Each necessary to the Other.
Is Mother Courage of a different nature than Michaelic Courage? More earthly. Not Eurythmy, but salsa and rock’n roll. Not lectures to read, but folks to take care of, to nurture.
Michael is often pictured with a spear, standing on the neck of the dragon. An archetype would be George Washington, warrior.
She is pictured holding the child-Christ. This archetype is Clara Barton, nurse.
I recently saw a “Covid” video, where a hard working nurse asked of those confident of their immunity, if they would like to come and help out where the danger was the highest.
I’d have to be in a wheel chair, which would just make me in the way. But if someone wants to do some studies, of whether or not you can give a healthy (an otherwise vulnerable – I’m 80, with high blood pressure and three stents in my heart) person this illness. Take a swap from the nose of the worst case in the ICU unit, and stick it up me nose. Put me isolation. Wait.
You can’t make healthy people sick … this way. This type of study was done in 1918, and the studies that proved this fact – post that “pandemic” – were almost silenced. Read “The Invisible Rainbow” for details.
Of course, my Lady … well, she would have a lot of heartache for the time it took to run the test. And yes, I could die. I can also die sitting at my desk, typing on my laptop.
Voir Dire – challenging an “expert” witness, prior to their testimony …
Like you, but for somewhat different reasons, I am dismayed by the crazy all over the world. That said, I have some skill sets that might be useful to the lawyers you are getting to know.
I mentioned to you before, about the voir dire examination of expert witnesses which are being used to support that status quo madness. They will be true believers in medical science, not knowing the underlying epistemological weaknesses of scientific materialism (all is matter, there is no spirit), which is their core “religion”.
With your help I’d like to make a zoom presentation of these matters, to a few lawyers who might be interested. As part of that demonstration, they would have present a “pretend” expert witness for the other-side, as it were.
I would then do an example voir dire examination of the pretend “expert”, so as to give a more living example of what could be done.
A main aspect of the situation is that scientific materialism is itself a “religion”, and to the extent we lay a “trap” for the witness, we examine their general understanding of science, and its relationship to the arts of medicine.
The power of the various underlying “beliefs” can then be made apparent. Rightly done the witness is soon saying, frequently: “I don’t know”, but “I do believe”. At which point we can ask them why we should trust their “beliefs”, as these are inextricable woven into the whole set of ideas behind the such entities as “the germ theory of disease”.
In fact, after laying some groundwork – so as to uncover the ways this particular witness leans – the questions can be spiral like, moving inward, tighter and tighter. A noose as it were, which can lead the witness to admit the true level of what they don’t know.
Some key words/riddles: empirical vs. theoretical; hard and soft sciences; the differences between what the witness has observed themselves, and what they have been taught to believe. [there is a bit of cleverness, that can be used here, which is to get the witness to use the word “belief” a lot.]
There is a kind epistemological exploration that can be useful. It is unlikely the witness is familiar with “the philosophy of science” riddles, and I have simplified that issue into four questions:
1) Do you know everything? 2) If you were to weigh in one hand a ball of what you do know, and in the other a ball of what you don’t know, which would be heavier? 3) It is possible, that if you took an item or two from the ball of what you don’t know, and added it to what you do know, that these additional facts might result in you changing what you believe you know? 4) Are you willing to learn?
This approach is to soften up the witness a bit, where they realize the uncertainty of what they claim to know.
This next thing is a bit radical, and even dramatic, but the point of this stage of the voir dire is to expose the witness to stuff they don’t know, but maybe should.
We ask the witness if they know of the difference between Newtonian physics, and that of Einstein. The point is to get them to recognize that a single mind can change the whole of something so fundamental as physics.
We then hand them Tom Cowan’s four books, “Human Heart – Cosmic Heart”; “Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illnesses”; “Cancer and the New Biology of Water”; and “The Contagion Myth.”
When asked, the witness is unlikely to know this material, … maybe doesn’t even know of it. In any event, we suggest to the witness that Tom Cowan might be the Einstein of the next stage of the practice of the Arts-Medicine.
The point is not to prove this is true, but only to establish that the basic refusal of status quo “science” is to ignore the heretics, who usually end up the geniuses for the next advancement of that science.
It could be useful to offer the books into evidence, as evidence of cogent contrary views which the witness ought to become familiar.
I’ve been watching a TV show called: “Clarice’, whose main character is the female FBI agent in: “The Silence of the Lambs”. It has been out a while and I assumed watching it would involve “serial killer” of the week stories.
I was wrong. It is a meditation on the powers of large industries (Big Pharma in this case} to bury their errors behind a wall of lawyers, and their ability to compromise officers in the FBI, as well as other government institutions.
I recommend it, unless you are squeamish. The stories are complex, as are the characters.
As I watched I wondered how the various characters could be so callous, even depraved in some cases. It then occurred to me to remember that since about the late 19th Century, the dominant religion (unnatural science) kicked god out of the equations of life.
When you raise whole populations to believe there is only one life, and that’s your chance to enjoy what there is of it, in a culture in which “religion” is pretty much one of the causes of a lot of the awful, … that freedom from social restraint makes room for a lot of wealth and power to accumulate around the baser appetites of our nature. Jeffry Epstein and friends are a case in point.
It is possible today to be sad, and/or angry, by what a lot of governments and corporations do, or do not do. In fact, it is often very hard not to feel such.
For example, I can’t watch the evening News, or read the level of uninformed conviction about the Covid madness, and not scream, just to keep my head from exploding (metaphorically).
I also feel powerless. I feel sympathy with all the suffering (what Steiner referred to when he said that one aspect of the Fifth Epoch, was preparing for the Sixth, where we will be unable to not* feel this empathetic connection), … yet can barely handle what is on my plate. *[ … even for the demented and terrible?]
On occasion, I’ve thought that Steiner must have experienced all manner of explode your head and heart feelings, just when having to face what was in the media of his time that was so filled with lies and hate.
My Lady asks me sometimes why I yell at the News, … I’ve had various answers, but the best is that in living in the world of pure ideas, untruth is experienced like fingernails on the blackboard. Pain, disharmony, overpowering, …. you can’t not hear it.
I suspect we all feel that in our individual ways, for reasons that are personal, and private. No need to justify them.
Then I remember the simple way Alcoholics Anonymous deals with this: “Let go, let God.”
Still, …. yes, I can let God, but that doesn’t mean to not feel. Feeling is important. Feeling is a kind of spiritual perception. Feeling is participation. However … how far … can I love and understand Trump and Putin and Epstein …
My experience is not about actually succeeding at that level of love, but rather that the effort to feel the inside – of the life path – of folks I don’t yet understand, is well worth the trouble.
Understanding our time, from a spiritual/anthroposophical point of view, does not require a quote from Steiner. It does require clear thinking about the actual phenomena – keeping in mind that just like there can be a readable Book of Nature, so can there be a readable Book of the Social/Political World.
Much hysteria is manifesting in Media these days, regarding America having reached 600,000 deaths due to Covid. This comes with the assertions that the only way to save us from worse consequences is to vaccinate everyone.
The current population of the US of A is 333 million. 2.8 million generally die annually in America, at its present population level. 600,000 represents .01% of the 333 million. In the 1918 “flu epidemic”, (figures vary) any where from .48 to .81 percent of Americans died. That’s at least a rate fifty times greater then our present.
It is lie to not put the figure 600,000 deaths in its actual context. It is an egregious lie not to admit this, while demanding more vaccinations is the key to saving people from an oversold from the beginning “Event”.
Like good detective stories, finding the Why means following the Money. Is there a Con-Job here? Big Pharma, our own government, and the Major Media are all practiced liars.
I believe a lot of people know this instinctively – that we are being lied to by all the players with some wealth and/or power to gain. This suggests it is not about herd immunity, but about herd con-ability. When your fear has driven you into a “group”, the social pressure to “believe” is high, just like any “cult”.
Plus, the want to avoid admitting we were fools enough, to once more be sold a worthless story. The herd saves face, by never facing the truth that is out there.
Yes, people are dying. More than usual?
Yes, hospitals and care-givers are at their limits. Just keep in mind that a hospital is a business … its core mission is to make a profit. Cutting costs is a major way businesses profit, which suggest that the failure is not due to our health system being overwhelmed, as much as it is due to multinational corporations not giving us the right capacity level in the first place, because the cost-benefit ratios on the bottom line remain favorable.
Death just being another cost.
Its like the corporation that saves money by buying an older oil tanker, thinking the risks can be easily absorbed.
Medicine is also joined at the hip to the insurance business. Need we think more?
In my view, what we need to work on now is how to transition from the Age of the Big Lie, and an Age where the Truth Matters. Such an “Event”, as this dying and becoming of “Western” civilization, is likely to have an interesting “Aftermath”.
The Spiritual Importance of Women’s Leadership for the Future
more anthroposophical contemplations of social phenomena
Having lived 80 years is a considerable advantage, in the sense of being able to notice changes in the social over time (Goetheanism). I’ll try to make some observations of instances worth a thousand.*[“One instance, he wrote, “is often worth a thousand, bearing all within itself.]
A principle type of phenomena that I have worked with has been the visual arts, such as given us in film and television. I’ve always loved the movies, and learned over time that without love, the object of thought cannot be met. For example …
It is possible for me to review in the imagination all the changes in how women were perceived and portrayed, from the days of Doris Day, to and through Sigourney Weaver’s breakthrough creation of the heroic Ripley in the Alien series of films.
Women that kick butt were a very new feature, in these arts. We should include Linda Hamilton’s unstoppable Sarah Conner in the Terminator films, and Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars series.
We might easily dismiss such works, but keep in mind that a central aspect of these new role models are experienced by young women all over the world. My youngest son’s new girlfriend comes with a five year old daughter named: Ripley.
In the television series, The Crown, we get an intimate investigation into the creating and imprisoning, via male dominated tradition, of our still living Queen Elizabeth. Films and television can tell our history/her-stories as well.
The actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on the 1960’s television show Star Trek, was recent feature in a film: “Woman in Motion”, about her life, and especially helpful for us here is a couple of stories:
At the end of the first season of Star Trek, Ms Nichols thought about quitting. She was very talented, and mostly used to utter just one line, over and over again. At a social event, where a few knew that this black woman was thinking of stepping away from that role, she was visited by Dr. Martin Luther King who asked her to stay, because all the little black girls needed to see this. He was, of course, persuasive.
As one consequence of this role, and her later works in life, was that officials from NASA went to her and asked her to do public relations for them. All she had to do was to point to the room, noticing they were all white and male, and ask where were the blacks and the women. As a consequence, she began a huge ongoing recruiting drive for astronauts, that ultimately give us such women as Sally Ride.
Let me shift gears a moment, and share some spiritual research on the dynamics of the soul.
I have been studying off and on, the nature of left and right in my own organism. Part of this was due to being of mixed dominance: write and kick left side, throw and play ball games using the right hand. The reader should just assume I could tell a lot of stories, especially about “circuits” in the flow of the will into the organism.
Again, an instance …
For most normal-people portrayals in films and tv, when anger flares into a striking or slapping blow, it is the right side that releases the will outwardly. This observation led me to meditations wherein I imagined this fire of will moving through me, while I kept the body still.
These self-observed feelings were not alone. The left side-nature was there as well, but clearly of a different quality. Receptive, open, a will to take in, not to reach out.
In the Hermetic Science, the male element and the female element are both in whatever sexual characteristics are otherwise present. The reaching-out will and the open-receiving will in balance. What is the instinct of the parent, but to hold the child’s body with its head nearest our heart.
Again, just one more shift, and thank you for your patience …
Women’s cultures are very different from men’s. The single dominant fact is the fault of the Mystery, … women were given the womb. Social role necessities tend to follow. In New England, where I live, many of the Nations that were part of the Iroquois Confederation, had traditions in which the females choose the male chiefs. It was also understood, that the women kept the care of hearth and home, while the men hunted and protected.
It almost doesn’t need to be said, but modern history itself teaches that it is time for the women-cultures to rule. All the same, ancient history also teaches that changes of that magnitude are never easy, or quick.
Personally, I’m of the view, as a “male”, that nobody but women can fix what is wrong with the boys’ clubs, and their political ambitions.
I am also seeking to encourage a strong female presence on my Shaman’s Law Firm, Facebook page. If a corporation can be a person before the law, then certainly the Planet can be a Person before the Law.
She is our Mother embodied, after all. Ruler of the Moon’s magics as well. In some versions of Wicca, even the males are called: Witch. Wild psychic talents are being born, even today. Television is rich with stories of powers, and girls, and monsters to slay. Charmed folk, as it were.
You are all being invited to be on the Board of Trustees of the Shaman’s Law Firm, where we take up the question: If a corporation can be a person before the law, then certainly a Planet can be a person before the law.
Years ago, when I was being introduced into this form of association, where there was an individual activity that wanted to be helped and guided by such a group, it was explained to me that this concept of what a Trustee does in such a situation, is be available to listen, and perhaps on occasion offer one or more of: wisdom, wealth, and or, work.
As we all know, this is a time of grave social-political chaos. From a social-spiritual point of view, the general breakdown of order is a necessary phase of something living – a dying into new becoming. The chrysalis, created by the caterpillar, must do its magic before the butterfly emerges.
Our Earth-World is Herself authoring a Sacred Rite, for this event. Many will be unwilling participants of a sort, yet all the same Loved.
The Rite is individual. It is the latent divine in the individual that seeks to be born into full self-consciousness. Still, even true heart-minded folks are caught up in the Enchantment of the God of Number, i.e. many are unconscious materialists.
We live existentially in a world of “things”, and deny to the Natural World, both Cosmic and Earthly, the same self-aware sentient consciousness we possess.
That view is a prison, for all of us, even the true believers in big bang cosmology, and Darwinian evolution.
An important aspect of these changes concerns what we call the Law. The Law too is old, and frail. The corruption goes all the way into the foundations. Courts which cannot (and/or refuse to) deliver justice, and a world-wide social order is dominated by gangsters, such as dictators, drug lords, multinational corporations, political parties, terrorists, and folk who seem to have lost their humanity before they were born.
I have a law degree, by the way. Details, in a certain sense, are at the Shaman’s Law Firm page.
From a spiritual social/political science point of view, there is a kind of opportunity that has presented itself. Without going into details, part of the Rite we now experience involves the systemic failure of materialistic industrial medicine. Modern “Western” civilization doesn’t see the “spiritual” element, and this ignorance has consequences.
Another critical factor is to realize that in our world-wide cultural life, we have the expression of remarkable dreams, which involve human’s going out into Cosmic Space, to adventure, learn, and confront mysteries. A far-away want is instilled. Earth existence is hard, and maybe technology will let us escape our own weaknesses and folly.
That “intelligence” we imagine is “out” there, and far away in space and time, is right in front of us, living within the forests, seas, mountains, and wild places. We don’t need to wait for a technological future, when a living biological mystery awaits in all the trees, and birds, and clouds.
We can dismantle the cities, and go home, back through the farms for some, and for many others straight into the wild. Still, the rush forward, the momentum of history, and powers of our appetites, have to be overcome, not just physically, but more importantly in the World of Ideas.
The Shaman’s Law Firm is dedicated to helping birth an annual Earth Day Rite, in which all over the world “environmental” law suits are filed, with the named plaintiff being the Planet. A win in the Law Court is not the point.
Such law suits, by their very nature and objectives, will draw attention in the Media (a good story can’t be resisted, if say anywhere from 33 to 108 law suits are filed world-wide on the same day, with the same named Plaintiff.
The Defendants will be the demonic, anti-human, multinational corporations, and via the publicity around the suits, we move from the Court of Law, to the truly more crucial: Court of Public Opinion.
In support of this process, I recently created a Facebook Page: Shaman’s Law Firm. The purpose of this page is not to debate anything. If our heart is with the Planet, that is all we need to share.
Still, there needs to be those who do practical work, where they live. Practical work in the sense of reaching out to environmental groups, and encouraging them to consider joining in this Rite, on the next Earth Day.
So the Facebook page is yours, to use to support each other engaging in this activity. Each effort at contact will be a learning experience and there is – especially in this, the rule that many hands make light work.
by Joel A. Wendt – white-privileged, Christian, son of Montana,
American citizen, shaman, and professional heretic –
“A truly magical book. To read it is to remember mysteries
lost sight of, which if understood and acted upon,
lets each of us change our own world”
Nino Baldachi, Air-Cadet extraordinaire
“Astral (star) travel, while sitting still, …
there are no limits in the hyperspace of the mind.”
Johnathan Cornelius Madrid (J.C. for short)
captain of the living self-evolving
“Hard times, harder choices”
to Rider, in private …
Do the gods and goddesses have a sense of humor?
Some sages assert that They laugh when we make plans.
The evidence is clear. Most of what we want or expect
from the Future never happens. Pretty much every
day in our personal lives expectations fail.
There is Mystery there, for those
willing to chart a new course
on forgotten seas of
is meant to
point out powers
we posses, as beings of
spirit and soul.
A gift from
Names and Naming
A rose by any other name is still a Rose. “The Slow Regard of Silent Things”, advises shaman Patrick Rothfuss. All of us live in fields of material objects. All different, although in a prison the rooms can seem repetitious. Maybe we have a desk in an office … but are we free to select what we name our desk? Then there is the “freeway” madness … no wonder so many die from heart attacks.
“Silly”, of one to name a desk – or a car, yes, … maybe. Silly is a word that used to mean “possessed by the sacred”. A favorite coffee cup, with its sentimental value, is also an object-magique. A familiar secret hidden in the Idea/Lore of the talisman. When we can we individualize our work spaces, the magic is already there. Listen to your personal “teller of stories” … meaning made up, in the own imagination.
Dreams are real. Dreaming is power. Each of us is a gate into the Dreaming. From one point of view there are eight gates to Faerie*, and they come pairs (again, read the shaman Patrick Rothfuss’s “The Name of the Wind”, from which I have shamelessly borrowed) *[ I use the terms Faerie and the Fae, being a romantic, elsewhere and when, others write and speak of the Underworld, or the Lost Cities ]
In the East, elemental Air, aka: Intellect. Waking&Sleeping*
*[For example, when we are on the edge of going to sleep, and also waking up, that edge is where wishes and dreams gather to dance. In many aboriginal cultures, dreams are shared each morning, because they understand the spiritual power of the “intercourse” between us, and Them.]
What do Thunder&Lightening call Themselves? That flashing noisy light-bang, that we experience, is the way They Name Themselves. We live in what is already a magical world, for there is a direct spiritual connection between ourselves and all “other” natures. Subtle, and yet obvious.
Sensible Nature as Divine Speech? …. God creates the heavens and the Earth in six days, then rests on, blesses and sanctifies the seventh … Each ancient Earth Religion has a creation story … a story about a “maker”.
In the way back, long ago, when before, … human beings did not need to believe in Gods and Goddesses, and gnomes and fauns, … we saw them, and spoke with them, in that true once upon a time.
Want some evidence? Read Owen Barfield’s “Speaker’s Meaning” and learn that during the Age the Great Myths have remembered, languages were young, and a young language is entirely literal. We give names to what is experienced.
Modern arts of film and television are filled today with memories of something “other”. Marvel’s twenty-film Avenger series. Eight Harry Potter movies. The X-Files and the Twilight Zone. Ghost chasers. Dreams of vampires and werewolves. Charmed lives. Wonders of travel to even the further reaches of the Expanse.
In the Dreamtime, it was understood that if there were beginnings, there also had to be endings. So the story tellers had to teach of time/change as endless Now upon Now, something forgotten to modern civilized folks.
In our memories – organized around linear time – the Third Millennium, since the Single-Now Physical Birth of Word/Life/Light – this third Echo began/begins with the usual wars, plagues, famines, and conquests.
What, for example, should be the “name” of the Covid-plague? Where does Climate Change fit in? Some interesting questions, from the mind of JMS (Babylon 5, and Crusade). Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going? Who do you serve? And, Who do you trust?
There are cogent reasons for suspecting we are riding tsunamis of future history, the result of which will be the dying and becoming of “Western” civilization.
Imagine a drop of water – in slow motion, falling and landing/making waves upon waves in the seas of change, rippling out from a Center. Now reverse the image, where the infinite periphery of waves collapses into a point, from which then rises as/the single drop flying upward and back into the Source … only to disappear from both time and space, … until – by choice – inward bound once more … falling earthward from a heavenly sky full of individuals sparks of existence.
Did He/She make us, or did we make Them/Her/Him? The “Maker” has many names, but is still the maker, whatever the name.
In modern materialistic unnatural science there are beliefs and theories, which makes such works also religious, not just scientific. The essential core idea of scientific materialism – matter only, no spirit – is designed to exclude any possibility of there being “spirit/sparks”, as a cause-active in the world. Instead the Maker disappears on the other side of a tale about big bangs, and random chaotic evolutionary and developmental changes.
At the same time, “modern science”, as a Way of Knowledge, is young, if we were to compare it to the centuries of life and development of the cultures of ancient Egypt, or of the Maya. In a certain sense, this youthful science, while laced with human genius on a staggering scale, is only half of the picture/meaning of our “plan*demic” Pandemonium Reboot. *[ The real “Plan” is from the Mystery, and the apparent conjunction with games of earthly power and wealth an incidental by-product of the operation of the Arts-Karmic, and their essential guide: Justice.]
There is a Genius to History. While civilizations come and go, the urge for order always arises post-the debris of excessive dis-order. It turns out that “spirit” is as real as “matter”, just as the ancients knew, … the following tries to map out some of the crucial riddles and mysteries.
Odd though, … the irony that in some places today, a few thinkers assert that order can be observed arising from chaos. In the chaos of modern life, what Phoenix stirs in the ashes? At the exotic regions of modern physics, the riddle of what is consciousness spices the stew of change.
In this writing – you might be reading, … let us turn the matter-only prejudice aside, and simply look at the world, as it is: a Mystery filled everywhere with spirit, a world both visible and invisible dancing the Art of Now.
We look upon the wonders of the Goddess Natura, remark as to Their beauty, and don’t quite finish the circuit, where it is our consciousness that sees. We are nature looking at Herself. Emerson wrote: “Nature is the incarnation of a thought, and turns to thought again as ice becomes water and then gas. The world is mind precipitated, and the volatile essence is forever escaping into the state of free thought.”
Notes on Structure: Matter-only based “science” claims that mathematics rules. Only the quantitative and measurable matters. If we add “spirit”, we get to include the qualitative and intuitive, which has a mathematics based upon arts-music and the higher Ideals of potential human becoming.
At a certain point I recognized that I didn’t knot-know the own dark as much as I needed. It has now been twenty-five years, yet the original structure wants to be remembered, … a kind of musical form … I’ve added some small bits of change …
There are eight individual Notes, and then in between each Note, the Interval, which is where the music begins. The idea is to notice order, yet leave a core place for the heart’s wild.
“Note”: is from the common rule of practice among monks and nuns; “Interval”: is one of the seven “I am” statements in the Gospel of John; followed by one of the seven liberal arts, and that followed by the one of the seven stages of the passion of the Christ-Maker …
do-re: “I am the true Vine” … rhetoric … washing the feet
re: (lauds/sunrise) re-mi: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” … grammar … the scourging
mi: (prime/6a.m.) mi-fa: “I am the Door” … logic … the crowning with thorns
fa-sol: “I am the Bread of Life” … astronomy … the carrying the cross
sol: (sext/miday) sol-la: “I am the Good Shepherd” … geometry … the crucifixion
la-ti: “I am the Light of the World” … arithmetic … the death
ti-do: “I am the Resurrection and the Life” … music … the resurrection
do: (compline/before retiring)
Seven days in a week. Seven chakras. Each day connected to a planet. Sun-day, Moon-day, Mars-day, Mercury-day, Jupiter-day, Venus-day, Saturn-day. The chakras are organized into three sets of three.
The first threeness is the three above the heart, the heart itself, and the three below the heart. The upper threeness, Crown, Eyebrow, and Throat, have the “third eye” in the middle. The lower threeness, Solar Plexus, Reproductive, and Base, has its middle as well. The upper middle (Eyebrow), and the lower middle (Reproductive) are linked (as an example of greater complexities), through the influence of the imagination.
This imagination of a love object takes place in the third eye, as it were, and is affected by the appetites in the reproductive, while the circuit of energies unfolds together in the arts of the sensual-physical, and the erotic-mental.
The point of the observation of the above number-relations – as built around the idea of seven and three – is an essential riddle, for understanding a Qualitative form of mathematical physics that does not Deny the Father and the Son (the anti-Christ spirit, of the first two letters of John). Why essential? Because each of us are sons and daughters of the Divine Mystery. Our biography follows such maps, … maps which vary according to the most ancient religious ideas in the geographic places we are born and travel.
For example, there is a reason the ancient Mayan scribes/priests counted days. Among all the speaking/deeds of the Maker, this day-spiral, both maze and labyrinth, to which all humans are cursed or blessed, according to their own reflection, … all the same tells, over and over, the story of the One and the Many, the Sun of the Day, and the Moon-ruled sky of the Night.
Suppose, instead of assuming that reality is all based on “matter”, without spirit, we instead assume that Reality Requires both spirit and matter. What if we just look at the same facts, and add to them observations of a spiritual dimension, … on purpose!?~?! What if we “imagine”, for example, that between our Self – and every surface of sense experience – is elemental beings, not consciousness things.
Names and Naming, remember …
Newton and Leibniz had an argument just about this. Newton’s “atoms” were soulless things, and Leibniz was of the view that consciousness had to be everywhere, so his smallest entities he called: “monads”, which/who possessed consciousness and will.
What we today call molecules of air, the ancients knew as elemental beings, which we in the cultural West call: sylphs. In the East, their highest elemental spirit (according to Rudolf Steiner) has this name: Vayu. RS also sez: their over-seeing Archangel is Raphael.
That wind that touches our faces is alive, and awake, and while not exactly free* in its elemental nature, yet all the same Faerie Dust – for the Fae-spirits of the winds and breezes feels through/with them … all touching us, just as we feel their touch. *[These elemental folk have sacrificed their potential freedom, to serve the needs of the whole. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/rudolf-steiner-on-elemental-beings-karma-ceremonial-magic/ Some time in the far future, if we humans learn, we just might became able – as makers – to gift them freedom, in honor of their prior services.]
When a tornado roars by, a whole sky-full of spirits are involved, … if ideas of predestination, and or karma and reincarnation, bother a reader or two … both fall away in the Now … For some life goes on. Others die. “There is no Fate but what we Make”, sez Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) in the “Terminator” films.
“As Allah Wills” can be a cop-out, or a religious – artistic – scientific representation about life and its mysteries. Most of us are at war with the Now. At some point we have to Surrender. “Take a breath”, sez the zen-trained cop, in the TV show: Life.
My life led me to many more questions than answers. This is one of the reasons I write. Letters on a page, hiding an idea in the mind of the reader. When I was with Him, as Matthew, He taught me to become a fisher of men. Yet, … what should be the lure?
What if we imagine that the whole electrification of the world, and all the related technology, is based upon our unconscious use of magic, in order to what: … mimic the Maker?
We took the Maker’s Creation apart, because we would some time in the future be as Makers ourselves. Like Now, for example.
Inside – what became the world of things, without beings – there were secrets, Goddess Natura’s underskirts – the deeper mysteries, as it were. Hidden. A very attractive quest to adventure, as long as we remember: She Exists.
A necessary limit that, however. For Humanity to find Itself, the deep spirit had to be forgotten.
So, out of Love, She lets go, and the Goddess/Earth Religions faded away to first become dominated by the three patriarchal monotheisms, ultimately producing the singular religion of unnatural science.
Among the ancient Lore of humanity are books of “magic”.
[that link includes a translation of the Emerald Tablet by Issac Newton]
Our ancient cultures also tell tales of even more forgotten times, … for example, those memories born in the geographic regions of India, speak of atomic powers before the before. Ships of air and fire. Wars in the Skies, and Lands.
All the same, the “power” that exists, which we call electromagnetism, is everywhere. Not just everywhere, also every-when. How?
After the Creation, the Maker rested from Their Labors. Saw the mystery, having set free so many individual sparks, yet knowing there might be too much chaos, too much magical and mystical spiritual life. Some fundamental ordering principle needs to appear, or the forces of uncontrolled life would consume all (see the movie: “Annihilation”).
From One “I” becomes many I, or “We”. Having choices that effect, “We” become effectively a total: “God”, borne in the reach of our personal wills. This blessed curse is shared by all, and together, all hearts singing, “God” becomes “Love”. Yet, the land of the Unknown and Unpredictable and Unformed deserves its due: “Chaos”.
Aka: the law of iwegodlovechaos. Never parts. Always whole.
Again, … restraining Chaos needs order. Both concepts are an aspect of the law of the universal necessary pair. Up and Down. Right and Left. Besides Himself.
If we wish to know the Divine, scientifically, we need to make careful observations that others can themselves also do. Take the pair: Mathematical Physics, aka: stuff we named and counted as we took apart the Maker’s Creation, meanwhile denying that They existed.
Still, ;;;; the mystery of the four fundamental forces that physics recognizes today: electromagnetism, gravity, and the weak and strong nuclear forces … remains.
A thought experiment wanders by … imagine that all electro-magnetic “phenomena” in the whole of reality is the One that begat, and then rested. When you turn on your desk lamp, … that power is Unity expressed in matter, to be later pulled out of where hidden, woven into new shapes, captured, tamed, and put to use.
The Father at Rest. Not Asleep.
Awake, … willing Self to be put to use. Anticipating not being remembered. A power so miraculous, at Rest it still Serves. In the Avenger movies, “Odin” seems dead at one point, yet it turns out He was not, … just resting and waiting. Real were the Beings named by men in the Norse Myths.
Ragnarok: the death of the gods, … is Now. Which Gods is an excellent question? Perhaps, … the Gods of the Ego, and of the Forge.
A world overrun with ambitious folk hungering for wealth and power, so as to indulge in all their craven appetites. Each needing to own the bombs and the poisons, and the fear. Yet, … forgetting: She.
Her favorite trickster groupies – Loki, Raven, and Coyote, always trying to impress the Empress, are less actually scary if we understand that They are vehicles for Now-to-Now Course Corrections. Trump. Putin. The Wizards of Oz in the “intelligence gathering business”. Physicists playing self-absorbed mind games in the Loki fantasy: “quantum”.
The Idea – of tiny, tiny, and endlessly tiny material things – crosses the veil, crosses the veil between the visible and invisible worlds. As a consequence, we lose sight of it, yet still worshiping “thingness”, for to modern scientific speculations there is no “beingness” anywhere out there.
We have been led to believe we-only have a self-aware sentient intelligence that is invisible to others, except as lives in our deeds.
The atoms, the quantum realm, the mysterious interior of sun and earth, plants, stars – all assumed to have no self-awareness.
A vanity of no little power. All the same, … the Whole of so-called material reality does have an interior self-aware sentience. She/They watch us, and touch us daily.
No? It is all about “names”, not just numbers. We need to remember how to name the world of experience, so as to again seek contact with the Fae, and the realms of Faerie – the Underworld, and the Lost Cities.
We ourselves are included as of the Fae. Immortal spirits, suffering the teachings of Their School of hard knocks and shared pain, … in an illusory* matter-only world. *[The Idea of Maya, or that sense experience is not real as against direct experience of the spirit, is ancient. The ancients did not get everything right. What is called Goethean Science is learning to Read the Book of Nature – sense reality as Speech, – not an illusion.]
The Principle of Unity Itself is already proven by the experiment of the two related particles that, while they can be separate in space, cannot be separated in Now.
Like you and me. You are with me, as I write. And, I am with you, as you read.
Seeking to “know” such a power, as is behind and beneath electromagnetism more intimately, requires the skill of mysticism. No surprise there. Imagining a world filled with spirit – many old friends we don’t even know anymore, yet still there in spite of the fact that unnatural science gave them meaningless names – for the most part.
Mysticism can’t be separated from the magical. Magical Lore is still remembered today. Personally I recommend the works of Franz Bardon, on the Hermetic Science of the Ancient Egyptians. For mysticism, the book by Valentin Tomberg: Meditations on the Tarot, a Journey into Christian Hermeticism.
Notice this following ancient treasure map, one among many:
Prima Materia divides into celestial salt and celestial niter, each of which divides into the fixed elements earth and water, and the volatile elements air and fire, respectively. Earth and water begat salt. Water and Air begat Mercury, while air and fire begat sulphur.
Fire is the symbol for the human will. Air is the symbol for human intellect. Water is the symbol for human feeling. Earth is the symbol for human consciousness.
If you want to follow that kind of map, buy: “On Becoming an Alchemist – a guide for the modern magician”, by Catherine MacCoun. She modestly says she weaves together both Tibetan and Christian Alchemy. Most everyone I know, who has read this, has read it more than once. For many it occupies the place we make for just before sleep reading. In some of my writing, I call this work “a gospel of soul”.
There need not be any longer secrets, in the true arts and crafts by which the Father at Rest is “appropriated”, … as a gift of knowledge. For example, I wrote a long article on the relationship between the four classical elements, fire/will, air/intellect/, water/feeling, and earth/consciousness, and the four fundamental forces / transformations of modern physics. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/
The search for a Unified Field Theory of Everything is easily answered once we re-insert spirit where it always has been. I wrote of this, from the point of view of a spiritual social-science: “The Art of God: an actual theory of Everything” http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/artofgod.html
Here we are doing the same, yet from a more evolved mathematical physics.
Let us take a peek at light and gravity phenomena … in their primary expression to our experience … remember, the sense world of appearances is speech.
If we are fortunate, we have a bed to sleep in, and running water, with a personal toilet. Gadgets electrical everywhere. Lights to turn off and on. Garbage removal. Companies that deliver stuff right to the door.
A smart phone is an Aladdin’s lamp. And just as dangerous.
At night we lie down, and surrender to gravity, happy that we did not experience what Bob Marley sang of in Talking Blues: “Cold ground was my bed last night. Rock was my pillow.”
In the morning, depending, opening the eyes to the light can feel like a pain. Yet, sunrise and sunset are always blessings. In a certain Way of cognitive knowing, the senses are also wounds of soul. The impression of strong light, or sounds, or smells … even our spirit can be wounded, and some of these life-traumas that go into the land of: and-this-too-shall-pass, still can permanently scar the soul. Just think of all the children growing up today, being made (unjustly) fearful of human contact, and touch.
Cosmic Magic is Consciousness of one Now following after another, … our experience a sea of constant change … a symphony of Nows. Still the mystery of other, … is my experience what my bed-mates experience? Stop time/change? What vanity. It is what it is, literally.
The Hermetic Science of the ancient Egyptians pointed to “four” elements, will/Fire; air/Intellect; water/Feeling; and, earth/Consciousness. To our experience these can be known as a Whole, which Bardon called the: four-poled magnet. Another member of the quality three, yet in this case the “fourth” element is the union of the first three. Also, to experience, the mysteries of: spirit, soul, and body. Thinking, feeling, willing. Wholeness in threes. Simple riddles, for magical times.
When lying in bed, or sitting quietly in a chair, we can study ourselves, for all the secrets are right in front of us – aspects of experience. The ancient Persians used the metaphor of a charioteer, a chariot, and a horse. The thoughts, or mental structure, coupled with our favorite feelings, is the chariot. The horse is the power of emotion, which yet needs guidance from the charioteer. We – as spirit – are the fire of will(ing) that creates the chariot of our intellect’s ideas (thinking/meaning) of the what-is, and guides and tames and directs the emotional-power (feeling).
That emotional power is also perceptual. Aspects can be scary. Consciously directed empathy can lead to deep understanding, yet – the intimacy – that’s where it gets, as we say today: Real.
Many people justly fear for theirs, and others – including the Planet’s – future. Let me just observe in passing that the true meaning/name of “gravity” is an effect of the Love of the Holy Mother ~!~ Earth Mother; just as “breathing” is an effect of the Love of the Son.
*[ The Moody Blues song: “One Step into the Light”
One step into the light One step away from night It’s the hardest step you’re gonna take The ship to take you there Is waiting at the head Of the stairs that lead up through your opening mind
Above the dark despair Shines a light that we can share Close your eyes and look up in between your brows Then slowly breathing in Feel the LIFE FORCE streaming in Hold it there, then send it back to him
All the old things are returning Cosmic circles ever turning All the truth we’ve been yearning for Life is our saviour, saviour, saviour, save your soul
The river of LIVING BREATH Is flowing through the SUN He was there before the earth began The world will drag on you Use his love to pull you through Find the mission of YOUR LIFE and start to BE
All the old things are returning Cosmic circles ever turning All the truth we’ve been yearning for Life is our saviour, saviour, saviour, save your soul
There’s one thing I can do Play my Mellotron for you Try to blow away your city blues Your dreams are not unfound Get your feet back on the ground The TRUTH will set us FREE, we cannot lose We cannot love, we just have to CHOOSE
By the way, the Moody Blues saw coming, what we today experience. If you want esoteric Christian rock ‘n roll, these are the folk.
The Earth Mother aspect is the dangerous and wild one. Our first lessons harsh: run too fast, fall down, go boom. When a civilization goes too fast, same fall, different doom.
She is the Source of Rogue Weather, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, and the Gate of Death. What we notice – with our soul-less numbers, and experience in ever increasing “weather” calamities – is hand-writing on the wall of even greater coming “earth-transformations”.
Each of us dies, and each of us meets our Maker in our own ways and Nows. Keep in mind these rules: everyone is the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Our biographies have similarity, but each spark faces life choices expressed in their personal and unique style. Just take a look at TikTok to see the variety.
We are in a descending cycle, in the sense of the value of our ideas regarding linear time. Change-massive is clearly appearing, from Trump to Covid to WTF is next!!! Aliens??? The Whole Sphere of the living Creation is flowering on a staggering scale.
There is a lot of background noise, mostly. Each persons’ individual day, as pointed out above, is both maze and labyrinth. Our days are like that walkway on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral, yet that art only expresses a spiritual idea. Our individual labyrinth is different each&every basic cycle of night and day. Subtle differences for a prisoner, outrageous ones for soldiers in battle.
The maze is the mind’s management exercise, for the puzzles not solved “yesterday”, still seeming to lurk “tomorrow”, meanwhile distracting from today’s weaving of Nows.
Mind and Maze and Life and Labyrinth, a mystery celebrated in the fable-film: “Groundhog Day”. Suppose that while walking to work you introduce some spontaneity in actions. This can be as simple as picking up some garbage, giving an extra thanks for this or that common courtesy, or moving an object from its place, trying to feel if it would be happier, here or there.
The brightest flowers are acts of kindness.
When our investigations of electrical and magnetic phenomena began a few centuries ago, it was necessary for something on the order of rites of ceremonial magic to arise. From the world of spirit we were led to this knowledge, in the same way we were helped to til the land, and build ships of seas of both water and air.
A workable concept, on a macro scale, is to call it the Ahrimanic Enchantment. Ahriman is not so much evil, as some sages imagine, but is rather one name of the God of Number. Science loves numbers. Many such wizards of the laboratory – wondering after matter’s secrets – ran from religion, and were uncertain about art.
Although … Newton was an alchemist. Kepler an astrologer. Faraday a mystic. Keely and Tesla magicians.
Numbers – quantities – were easy names, … meanwhile the quality – of the smell of a rose, not being possible to name or measure, except in the vanities of poets, – falls away.
Germs and Atoms spring forth from this Number God’s Forehead, ideas of the parts to the exclusion of the Whole.
Ceremonial Magic, with Sigils; and, electro-magnetic circuits with Signs for operations. Positive and negative powers integrated. Fire/will and Water/feeling shaping planets of elemental beings. Google: magic-sigil images, and then circuit -symbols images. Observe and compare.
Given the foundational nature of the material truths of the Father at Rest, though not asleep, a wide zodiac of communities of spiritual beings had to be organized into the various functions, like capacitors and switches, all dependent upon a materials science that can’t yet imagine the Being of Tin.
These sigils and symbols were/are evocations of the relevant spiritual entities, the sigils more positive in nature, are built of curves and circles, while the symbols are more negative, straight lines and limitations.
If unconscious magical/mystical skills created the modern electrified world, what might conscious magical/mystical skills accomplish in the Next Nows?
If we generate a civilization that honors the interior nature of the Whole of the Creation, will we gain exactly how to heal many wounds, including the debris of atomic and chemical machines of death. In Faerie, among the Fae, the real alchemists wait. Their secrets can only appear as gifts, evolved in authentic and mutual courtship and love.
If we truly want a: magical and mystical dark-matter physics, in the Age of Technological Chaos – the path to that future is through the gateways of the past, the ancient earth religions remembered&honored.
In certain realms of Faerie, live the Gods we Now favor, previously mentioned. The Gods of the Ego, and the Gods of the Forge. We sing: i AM a maker too.
In the coming now-realms of reappearance of the Fae, and Faerie, knowledge magical and mystical is essential. The Mother decrees that individuals deserve a level playing field, for these new/forgotten gifts of the spirit.
All the same, while books such as this one have value, a far more important act is attending to our own adventures.
There will be Other-names (such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) in different regions of the Earth-Sphere, yet via the Christian-style metaphorical language so far evoked in this book, it is fair to say that the whole sequence of incarnations of our individual sparks in matter, numbering seventy times seven (there’s those pesky sevens again), taken together are the Holy Grail.
To make that journey more fun, apparently we don’t have to have our particular biographies in order of linear time. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures.
Psychic gifts – as in invisible arts-forgotten – are of the wild. She grants them. A woman’s intuition. A wondrous thought we receive while walking. The sense of “wrongness”, often not trusted – because our cultures lost the knowledge of how to “know” Faerie and the Fae. Deep knowledge is now returning everywhere, yet fully awake to the real value of the Ideal of Science, as a Way of Knowledge.
Be your own scientist of your own intuition. Follow it. There is magic everyday, everywhere. We’ve been taught to call this: it-is-what-it-is-magic – coincidences and random events. The ancients studied the organism of existence, and learned to read the comings and goings of fortune and failure in the stars. Acquire and read, Saint Germain’s “Practical Astrology”, the only text fully rooted in the ancient Egyptian system, which makes/discovers a unity of astrology, tarot, and numerology.
In point of fact, all human beings on the planet are on the form of Path-Way we call: shamanism. Paths of enlightenment and initiation are real, but only shamanism opens the heart’s mind to the secrets of the True Dark, the Heart of Faerie, Her.
Steiner spoke of the return of the Moon. Not bad poetic notation for the Age of Chaos we now enter, from which new civilizations will be born. Their main feature … the wild gifts of magic and mysticism. The return of knowing how to commune-with Nature, rather than seek dominion-over.
Each region of earth has spiritual significance. Stone remembers. When we stand in Awe of Stonehenge, and the Sphinx and the Pyramids, … in awe of medicine wheels, and ancient stone drawings and carvings everywhere/when … then we are at one with those Fae, whose religion is humanity.
A stone knows the real name is the being and the being is the name: Gravity, Breath, Light, Self.
In the handwriting on the wall – the what’s next over the event-horizon of Nows – is: social/political/economic/technological, and psychological, chaos. The warning is the current world-wide plague, and the endless and rising frequency of Rogue Weather.
The Pandemonium we are experiencing is Her, in Her Guise as Divine Providence, giving the whole world a time-out, to reflect.
Our artists are observant: the “Matrix” movies justly seen as a more than apt metaphor for our world. How about “Lost”? Or, “the Big Lebowski”. Super-Heroes and super-powered people, fighting a world of endless evils, death, and, corruption.
As shamans, we will find that we are often down in the dark of life. In the caves and water courses, of an underworld of inner and outer hungers and terrors, yet, … if we pause and take note, and also take a breath, arts magical can conquer any inner fault lines, … the ego can forge its own meaning of existence.
Consider the “prisoner”, especially given that there was one sage who suggested: “we are all doing time”. If we think about it.
Who is more in prison? Magic arts would be for the “prisoner” to understand the jailer’s dilemma, for the truth they both know is that the jailer is the true prisoner. Obsessed with control. Demanding. A guard-stone that may not disappear, given that it is the thought that counts, in the land of money talks.
“Be like a rock in a waterfall” said “Born in Tibet”.
All religions are real, even materialistic science. Yet, … there is always more to know, yes? Do we know everything? Which is larger, the golf ball of our own knowledge, or the Jupiter sized wisdom of what we don’t know? If we take something from the sphere of didn’t yet know, and move it into the realm of what we already thought we knew, isn’t it entirely possible we will change/adjust our past way of knowing, in favor of something obviously better. Or, pointedly, … are we ready to learn?
There is this secret, open, obvious, and not seen, … it is of a romance between the Idea of 1, the numeric symbol of unity and the en-soph, the zero, the numeric symbol of a power beyond human ken.
We have – over the course of the preceding marks of pen upon page – been introduced to Ideas as Beings, whose Home invites the return of the prodigal sons and daughters … grand themes for a magical time, … A surprising answer to the questions that gave us the Drake Equation, and the Fermi Paradox.
If the starry firmament is physical three-dimensional space, just as we experience in this tiny tiny Earth locus of a vastness almost incomprehensible … the Drake Equation posits that if all those lights are planets, suns, galaxies, and other wonders, … in all that “huge”, there must exist civilizations more advanced than are we. The Fermi Paradox agrees, yet … still, where are they, why haven’t they contacted us?
What if the starry firmament is not physical? Not three-dimensional. A real “shimmering”. I wrote one of those long, well footnoted, papers on these riddles: “The Misconception of Cosmic Space as Appears in the Ideas of Modern Astronomy.” http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/space.html
Science is not all wrong, just out of balance. Knowledge of the truth rests on the three legged stool: science, art, and, religion. Reason, Imagination, Devotion. Truth, Beauty, Goodness.
While I have been trying to keep making sense, we both know little of what is said/written here should be taken on my word, alone, or otherwise. All the same, I have been thinking about this stuff for decades, and the links tell the story of many years of research. Each link a kind of complex footnote, themselves footnoted as well.
Want to know the stars? The kingdom of heaven is inside you. Inside/outside, a primal unity. Steiner believed that the split between thought and experience was due to the presence of the “I”. That “I” experience is everywhere. All that manifests contains this presence. Still, experience is The Mystery Unlimited, so a change of pace is now called forth:
Fresh karma is always stinky, too sweet, too sour, brimstone and rain for the sorrow. Fresh tears always — want to fix climate? … get along with each other better. Still, out of ashes, miracles. A night’s sleep. Indoor plumbing. A new sunrise. Even the company of birds, with spiders and moonlight on wishes becoming. Karma is not always “dark”.
Wild horses help armies, if asked rightly. We know governments and corporations (not much of distinction that) try to Use psychically gifted people. In the TV show: “Stranger Things”, children are abused to force enhanced powers. One of them, number 11, blows open a gate between Faerie and the “normal” world.
Gate? Hidden gate? The Veil. The Threshold. They called “it” the shimmering” in the movie Annihilation.
Every time an authentic crop circle has appeared, the Fae were dancing their joys and sorrows. Same with UFOs.
As the material world condensed into ever more complexity (see the table of elements), the resulting occupation of “nearly spaceless space”, reached a limit. The Father’s Life at stake, in a kind of Way.
Matter is His rest bed, having reached the limit of even the imaginations of the divine clowns, 42 Baker Street in La La Land, University of Sirius. The condensation process reached a limit as to the coherence needed to maintain order.
Matter spontaneously then began to fall apart, dancing alpha and beta Fae, caught in the act of swooning from exhaustion. This long-term living process (if we recall the fundamental law of unity), tending into the primal chaos decay of Matter, is an “effect” everywhere in the mineral realm of the planet.
Degenerating Matter. Uranium. Radium. Like Wily Coyote chasing the Road Runner, scientists try to use any possible available potential energy to make bombs and rockets.
Seems that if you gather enough of the uranium, where it was distributed but essentially inert, and then alchemically distill the powder, separating the brighter bits from the duller ones, wizards chasing wonders, recognizing that in this world knowledge becomes a weapon.
An atomic bomb blows a hole in the threshold between the material and non-material world, from one point of view. We take the most fully dense material, so dense it is falling apart, and concentrate it, with the last step, needing to achieve critical “mass”, involving a complicated shaped charge that would blow inward, and increase instantaneously the level of density in that point-center.
Just because we didn’t believe anymore, … the child still must play with the primordial clay on the way to learning to make something new.
Certain races of Fae, knowing holes were to be blown in the Veil, made ready. Some of these we might call masters of matter, via thought. The magical fact is that if one transverses from the non-material into the realm of the material, having a material body helps.
Among the UFO lore is a thought that there might be four primary races, among many minor ones. Recall the four elements, in the elemental kingdom, which is where “matter” appears, and is maintained by the littlest Fae: Fire Beings, Air Beings, Water Beings, Earth Beings?
Beings so real and intense in nature, that when we meet Their Guardians we become paralyzed with fear. One day, decades ago, while on LSD I evoked this Being, me being intoxicated, immature, and incautious: Aschmunadai.
As he came toward me out of the unknown, with sounds and roars and flashing lights, he grew larger and larger is size, and I ran away as fast as was possible. In Franz Bardon’s book: “The Practice of Magical Evocation”, this Being was described as: one of the original intelligences of the Zone girdling the Earth.
That book, in downloadable pdf form, can found on the Internet. Often for free. Also his other two books: “Initiation into Hermetics”, and “The Key to the True Quabbalah”.
More will be said in coming materials, which detail the Journey Into the Dark.
Often occult sources mislead – many fakiers, felt, yet unseen, as fiction meets this latent – and forgotten – Underworld, identifying it as a source of horrors. Monsters and fears appear. Young people running scared, getting to know each other, fighting and winning against the dark.
From H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, battles against the unknown dark are common. Not always do heroes survive. Harry Potter takes the whole magic tale to new heights and depths. Game of Thrones gives us dragon riders and madness.
From what dark source these stories? What kind of mind “sees” this Way? Artistic jedi-speak gives us: “I have a bad feeling about this”. “Reach out with your feelings Luke”. Sometimes “Staying Alive”, dancing, is the best we can do.
Carl Sagan was worried about a Demon Haunted World. He observed the swerve of the New Age folk toward magic, mysticism, and the return of the Goddess Religions. Wicca work is everywhere today, and not so much a joke as it used to be.
Yet, Sagan was right to worry that “beliefs”, of this kind, might drown the scientific light that was shinning into the world. If we see his worry as a prayer, we can say: You have been answered. Both the science of knowing – the Anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner, and the Goethean Science of his many gifted students, as well as the Hermetic Science of Franz Bardon, … all are firmly organized around the ideals of scientific inquiry.
It is safe to say today, that sciences of the spirit (of which this work is a sample) exist, … these sciences take scientific materialism and add in “spirit” through philosophical and scientific rigor. Dare we think/imagine, that the Son lives even now in the World of Thought, where the search for truth, beauty, and goodness is rewarded, allowing the healing of the disunity of science and religion, on a bridge between the two – built with art? https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/tiger-saucy-writes-an-open-letter-to-greta-thunberg/
Next, … real “demons”: Corporations are people? A “plan”demic?
Linear years ago, there came to be “stock” companies. If one wanted to adventure a ship searching for wealth, a company could be formed, and shares sold to investors, all understanding the risk that the ship, and cargo, and crew, could be lost at sea.
A lot of money was lost, or – since a lot of money was gained – lets say money “shifted” its locus of control. Moving money, lending money, borrowing money, generated the institution: a bank. Which/Who made money by managing certain necessary aspects of the circulation of money. Money about to be put today entirely at the whim of ones and zeros.
Banks also became stock companies. Meanwhile, the wealth and power formerly dominated by aristocrats of blood, and their wanton appetites, … that too began to shift its locus, or center.
As kings and queens became weaker and weaker, minor lords and common people acquired then greater power, and seekers after wealth found it prudent to – as much as possible – “manage” the legislative (law-Making) process.
In their own self-interest, holders of the necessary investment contracts, and executives and board members of stock companies, began to try to get the legislative process to free them from legal responsibility for their decisions.
Money talked. The corporation now became a legal wall between stock holders, executives, and board members. For the most part, … if a corporation committed crimes, those who made the decisions were safe. In fact, their primary legal duty was to benefit the share holder, and unpleasant consequences to workers, consumers, and, the environment, were acceptable ways to “make” money.
In fact, company officers were subject to suits, if the case could be made that these folks had not done their due-diligence of maximizing profits.
As these companies grew larger, mostly by eating others, there came to be a kind of jungle of individual corporation-cultures, a Way of Doing Business, that was unique to each organization. Not all banks are the same. Nor are all pharmaceutical businesses, either.
Those employees who grow in value to such cultures often do that at the loss of conscience. Empathy for the workers or consumers, or worries about pollution and side-effects, are not in the business “model”. If it was “legal” was the only question. Not whether it was, or was not, moral.
Of course, the religion of unnatural science made such harms easier to accept, by failing to include the qualitative sciences with the quantitative, arriving at the Enchantment that “nature” was without being and intelligence.
From the stand point of Faerie, and the knowledgeable Fae, this “culture” became a kind of artificial spiritual being, generated by the combined love for and acceptance of it – the company, on one hand, and the social forces that sought to drive the moral out of the workers, lie to the consumers, and by-pass as many legal restraints as possible.
The sages, of the middle Ages, called such a created “creature” an egragore. Most people have little (as to scale, not effect) ones, such as drug and alcohol addictions. For large institutions these creatures of shadow, were likened to the human double. A complicated field of spiritual understanding, see: “The Mystery of Evil in the Light of the Sermon on the Mount” http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/mysteryofevil.html
Here’s the question, which will generate fresh wine for new skins … in the law: If a corporation can be a person before the law, then certainly a Planet can be a person before the law.
I have a law firm dedicated to this task, which involves the creation of an annual spiritual Rite, where on each Earth Day environmental lawsuits are filed, with that question as the core “idea”. The point of this action is to publicize the question, so that the real nature of this Mystery appears where it most belongs: in the Court of Public Opinion. A shot across the bow, of the dangerous consequences of a spirit-less science. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/shamans-law-firm/
Beware the corporation-ruled news: They are a circus, a show, a mind-link to disasters, mazes, and labyrinth dancing … karma in action and then what?
So much awful, all over the world. Why does the Mystery allow the rape and sale of children, for example? Millions of fathers, tho’ mostly mothers, are fleeing where they have been living … running away from the horrors inflicted by terrorists, or drug lords, or dictators, or soulless corporations – in some places little villages are caught between the appetites of all four “demons”.
As part of my “education” as a shaman, I was in meditative prayer one morning, and the subject of my own flaws presented itself. Knot-knowledge of the own dark, if resisted, can manifest as depression. Luke, in Star Wars V, in the underground trial among caves and roots, meets Darth Vader, knocks him to the ground, … the mask comes off, and Luke is staring his own face.
In Star Wars VIII, Rey falls into water (the symbol of primal feeling), rises into a cave, discovering a double mirror-reflection, going off into infinity in two directions, however she turns.
On this/that morning of meditative prayer – for me – a look hard. If I weighed myself by my conscience, I had been on many occasions quite wanting. By grace, though, not perfect yet.* Still, that door once open revealed the Idea that “They” knew all. Nothing about me was hidden to Their Sphinx-like contemplations, Who loved all of us the same. *[“The Zen Potter”: http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/zenpotter.html ]
That Idea grew quickly into the form that all of the crap humanity does to itself was Known to Them – intimately. The pain of the perpetrator was as in need of nurturing as is the suffering of the victim. I was awed with this Idea that They knew and felt and forgave all, and yet what magic could be done with the what has been done, my heart asked … “what do You Do with our dark deeds?”
She said: “We Turn it into Love”.
Said. Words. Presence. “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me … Speaking words of wisdom, let it be … And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”.
Intoxicated poets are touched by Fae spirits all the time. The heart’s mind knows mystery, and trial. The flash flood of words, and sounds, … inspiration is a gate not easily closed.
Everyone gets “touched” in invisible places. Quiet sitting helps. One breath at a time. “Let it be”. A few friends, some sticks and cans, a good beat – served with fine rhymes.
It took me about fourteen years to see just how They did that, in practice, in the social-political world. As part of my studies of the Now, noted above, I began to see that the fundamental act goes like this: Event (deeds that miss the mark*) is followed by Aftermath. The place remembers the balance, and the balance remembers the place … ceremony … right in front of us.
*[The word “sin”, as used in the Gospels, is not an accurate translation of the actual Greek word, which is a term from archery, meaning: “miss the mark”]
An Event, such as a flood, displaces people, and breaks the habits of their lives. In the Aftermath, folk gather in high school gyms, growing relationships serving both those needing help, and those providing help. The presence of the Kindness of Strangers is from deeds in an individual’s heart’s mind. To accept and be grateful makes it a Eucharist, free of theology, yet filled with love.
Once we return to our understanding, that Divine Providence is a Living Mystery, we see then that the horrible disaster is healed. The dead are met at the Gate, by Him/Her, and Friends, while the living study the nature of need.
When Covid roared itself into the World, I now knew how to see Their Works of turning the anguish, from what misses the mark, into a work of art, literally unimaginable. We can’t picture it. The seeing is the same organ that makes the choice of the heart’s mind. Not a picture, a feeling.
Metaphorically imagine a large table, oddly shaped, almost like one of those maps where the sphere of the world is spread out onto a flat plane-like surface. The table is covered with riches, although not well shared. Tiny little sparks dance everywhere, living Life.
Part of that Life is how we understand the world, particularly in this age of great changes, that mark the beginning of the third millennium, or the first thousands of days of a new long count, or the end of the fourth world and the beginning of the fifth …
Then They, the Mystery of father, son, and holy ghost in plain sight, pulls the table cloth of scientific materialism out from under everything, like a stage magician, yet on a scale only Gods&Goddesses can carry out.
Yet, not quite. We are here not taking matter based science down … we are simply finishing its work, by growing/adding an additional dimension. See V. Bott’s: “Anthroposophical Medicine: an extension of the arts of healing”.
Scientific materialism, in that it infects our ideas of life, and death, and health, and illness, lacks understanding, because it doesn’t know how to properly name, and or measure, such qualities of existence as: stress, sensitivity, the true state of the infamous “immune system”, or the “will to live”.
Of these riddles there is no escape, yet never give up, never surrender … or not … words are colors for the imagination, in verse – – – …
Art requires sentences-poetic = art/imagination. Physics requires meaning-exact = science/reason. The heart holds out for wonders = religion/devotion
If we turn conventional meaning-reality inside out, we change the world. The cause-spiritual, in this sense, is the own “I”. We are makers of the meaning of our personal travels in life. We often can’t make something happen, or unmake that they happened. Today’s ironic view of the spirit of our time*, is this: It is what it is. *[In the ‘50’s, this zeitgeist was captured by Alfred E. Neuman’s “What, me worry”. In the ‘70’s, for a time, the zeitgeist was expressed by Zippy the Pinhead’s: “Are we having fun yet?”]
If spirit is in anywhere, it is in everywhere & every-when. My daughter Doren is writing about a “sprite” that time-jumps back and forth between lives. Just where do we go, when we “sleep”, and/or “dream”?
Just as materialism is a state of general consciousness, spirit is also a state of consciousness. This is not about changing reality, but discovering the true names of our experience. This act of naming being a sign of our divinity.
We are technically free to steal any other artists works of art, and self-medicate to our hearts content, with some great sex thrown in. Sometimes it is not so much the deed itself, but the consequences that is the problem. Each of us are survivors, with the power to let go materialism, and begin to look at, and through, the ground under our feet.
What is stuff? Any reason to believe the materialists know? A gospel of organic chemistry: “The Nature of Substance”, by Dr. Rudolf Hauschka. How does stuff work? Again, any reason? A gospel of physics: “Man or Matter”, by Ernst Lehrs. Barfield’s “Poetic Diction”, a gospel of the Imagination. MacCoun’s previously mentioned: “On Becoming an Alchemist”, a gospel of soul. My “The Way of the Fool”, a gospel of the Second Coming, as well as: “The Art of God – an actual theory of Everything”, a gospel of social/political life. Grohmann’s two volume, “The Plant”, a gospel of the green world. Tom Cowan’s four volume works on medicine: “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart”; Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood illnesses”; “Cancer and a New Biology of Water”; as well as the most recent: “The Contagion Myth” – a much needed gospel of the problems of illness and health. “Sensitive Chaos”, by Schwenk, a gospel of living movement, generated from chaos in water and air. Steiner’s “A Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World Conception”, a gospel of knowing. Shad’s “Man and Mammals” a gospel of a biology of form.
These are just of few of modern books that have taken materialistic thinking, and woven into those Ideas, the obvious reality of spirit. As to the use of the term Gospel, … imagine that in thinking, we can engage in sacramental acts, such that we are not alone, and the Christ-maker is present in the thought/ethereal world to help guide us to the needed truths.
If you feel inclined to argue, getting to know the above works is a prerequisite to taking the Mystery of spirit and matter seriously
Meanwhile, what does all this human life-pain, and awful, and terrible, MEAN?!?!?
It is up to us individually to grow – those flowers of thought which we wish – in the garden of our own heart’s mind.
If you have trouble believing, in having hope, again watch some TikTok.
There exists a kind of world-wide language. Free of restraints due to local conditions. While attempts have, and are, … being made to take down such world consciousness connectivity as the Internet, where The Father at Rest, can be sought … nothing can be truly disconnected, least of all … us from us.
In the field of the culture of it-is-what-it-is, we have glorious artistic contributions to the “collective” imagination. There has been painted, Star Trek, and Star Wars, the latter bringing to us the Idea of the Force of Life. Movies, are based on the perception of archetypes. With subsidiary mystical asides like Arrival, Annihilation, and company. Even Disney, with its films Frozen One and Two, found time to speak of the four elements, as well as the causal fifth.
These arts are rich in metaphors, and … even better, riddles. Especially for those who have begun to understand what is being said here.
An aspect of reality is “metaphorical”, in the sense that there is a place were reality lives in symbols and signs. Tradition calls it the astral world. The above films, along with others, are obviously rich with social commentary. Via these visual arts, the world talks to itself. A teenage acquaintance recently got me hooked on some Korean television.
Still, the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, as rediscovered by Jung and such, remain remnants of much older wisdoms. Wonderfully, the more modern Collective Imagination, in film and television, had pushed “correctness”, and “appropriate” aside, riding in on arts even more dangerously real. Copious amounts of blood, more obscene than all that bad porn that is out there.
We are raising rather weird/strange/odd children, and from my vista in the caves filled with moonlight, these are very mystical times. Keep in the mind that the Idea of karma and reincarnation, implies that we descend into life with purpose. These remarkable young people came down in these Nows, because they have the strength and character to weather and master the coming social madness. Remarkable wishes for wild powers, by unusual people. A “weirding way” is pointed toward, by Frank Herbert’s “Dune”.
Heard a story once, about a guy who worked in the bowels of the University of California at Berkeley. Cleaned glassware. Handled potent garbage. Tunnels everywhere in between labs and buildings. Lights lighting the way. When this guy walked down the halls, the lights will flicker out when he passed, coming back on when he was farther away.
What is a “glitch”, in technological terms? What happens when billions of human beings get very tired of the “way things are done”? In the wonderful “the Expanse”, we are taught about the Idea of the “churn”. The clashing of appetites and needs, constantly turning over social order, however hard the owners and bankers and politicians resist accepting the fact that revolution is the new now.
Divinity is Everywhere-when. We are not accidental animals in an uncaring Cosmos.
Among the Fae, somewhat akin to TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”, is this voluntary collective: sons and daughters of irony. The following was heard at one of their meetings:
“In the long long ago when before, might have been, the world was undifferentiated warmth, weightless, endless co-being. Then some idiot decided to go on strike. In the very center of the seething dancing mass, he stopped moving in time to the currents, and the resulting musical harmonies were radiated into becoming self-organizing notes. Some of the wise thought of this fool as a God, and gave Him the favored honorific: Son.
“All the same, nothing ever loses its connection to the fundamental unity, and each individual note was always also of the Whole, including the very creative idiot that choose to go against the aging and boring patterns ,,, “
In the Age of the Gods of the Ego (individualization), and the magicians of the Forge (making matter follow our lead), the memories of Saturn haunt our dreams …
Cleave the idiot said, hold each other in the shared warmth of the night, and remember who and what we always have been … even if it seems we are alone, the air we breathe, and growing garden of invisible friends is all the company we need …
Thoughts-spiritual are available, in moments of inner quiet. The Maker made it simple: Judge Not, Pray in Secret, and Ask, Seek, and Knock. The Kingdom of Heaven is Inside You.
Sometimes there is a collision between one style of thinking, and another. Observe, for a moment, this following described style, which is essentially derivative and secondary in its nature..
We read text, and from that text “make” concepts about what the generator of the text meant … concepts that could be wrong in two ways.
One way is where we have not understood what the originator of the words spoken or written meant, such that the developed frame of reference is defective by our limits.
Another way is where the sources we read were themselves in error. If both conditions are present, the matter is even less reliable as “knowledge”.
Another style, actually urged by Steiner, is to go directly to the experience of the percept – the perception, and let that experience generate the concept. This experience is not derivative, but can be flawed if our practice in this phenomenological art is “weak”. The Sense-World as Speech. How hard do we listen.
When a writer/thinker mixes the derivative with the directly readable/perceptual, even if they are just high level abstractions (Ideas are perceptual, with care). the conceptual scaffolding can overwhelm the actual Idea-sculpture, which wants to emerge.
If there is a secret to the “churn”, in our own mind, it is this: intoxicants are not always undesirable. Why do you think the Mother made all these medicines. Take a load off. Share the gifts, dancing and writing insane poetry. Forget. Thoughts should die, and we need to learn not to cling to them.
Is who you are – to yourself – dependent on what you imagine others think of you?
Two mirrors, endlessly facing each “other”.
Consider this: “In It (the Word) was Life, and the Life was the Light of the World.”
From where comes “light”? What is dark? What are dark forces, or dark matter?
The Word was the Speech of the Naming, from the Maker. It is a Living – Making, this Son … dance partner to the Living Making of the Mother principle.
He, of the “I and the Father are One”; and, “No one gets to the Father except by me”.
She, of the Many, the all surround everywhere/when. Our solar system dances to the music of Her Spheres.
He Unity, She Every-part … a together mystery, not either/or … rather: both/and
Gravity is Her. She is point-centered. All physical objects have the quality we call a center of mass. If we shake the rug of the other ideas, the reason physics can’t find the “god” particle, something imagined to be necessary because we notice a phenomena – we name the “mass” – which is measured, and therefore must exist. But we can’t see it, … we can’t see that “part”, because the effect is of the Whole, the living pulsing Field of Life Existing.
One of the better ideas of physics is the idea of a “field”. Play with some magnets, and you can feel a field. Advance our physical sciences enough, and we can imagine making a measurable invisible “force” field, … for an all-surround your spaceship.
Meanwhile, the Planet, playfully without effort, manages to offhandedly make a really excellent deflector shield. Only the right amounts – of the powers radiating inward, from sphere of the whole of the cosmos we call the stars – penetrate Her living/loving governance.
As She is Center, He is Periphery. An aspect of His Being is the Field of Life, which can seem centered in the Sun. All the same, following the “order” of the Father at Rest, the living unified field of “Life”(breath) begats* Light. In it was Life and the Life was the Light of the World.
*[See George Adams: “Space and the Light of Creation”]
We might try to imagine that the underlying electromagnetic field, which is measurable everywhere, retains its unity nature, being The Father at Rest. Taking a Nap. We might not want to wake the Maker of Makers up.
These spiritual “fields”, of the Unified Field Theory riddle, have that illusive inside/outside conception. It is not easy to imagine inwardness to all the we experience, … an inwardness which is an analogue of our own sentient self-awareness. Still, one – inside and outside. Observe the Speech of Nature through the Senses, and the Speech of Thought, through the own heart’s mind.
Lie on the grass, in a cool afternoon. Breath. Look. Someones are really there, looking down from the heavens, and – as well – up from the caves and dark places. There is no lack of unity, except in our mind via the Ahrimanic Enchantment.
The truth is out there. Believe.
Mother Nature keeps busy anyway, the knocking down, sweeping aside, rearranging, breaking the levies to get the needed nutrients to the right places, given that materialism is practiced dominion-over and disharmony on purpose. Event&Aftermath.
At the end of the original twenty film Marvel Avengers series, the heroes get to face a power, whose name is much like the Greek God of Death, that takes us gently and without pain: Thanos. The movie god-imagined is possessed* of the idea that suffering in the universe would be reduced if fully one-half of all sentient life was to disappear, which the film visually realized as us becoming dust, quietly, yet knowing this is the end. *[“One must be able to confront an idea, and experience it, otherwise we will fall into its bondage” RS, The Philosophy of Freedom.]
There are human beings of that spirit … who believe a lot of our earthly problems are solved if there are less people, a lot less people.
Certain additional elements in this Marvel-song – a chorus of many countless and unrecognized comic-book artists – included the Idea of “six infinity stones”. They are given names, and don’t we just love names:
The names of the Stones, and their place of momentary rest: Space/Thor, Reality/Collector, Power/Xandar, Time/Dr. Strange, Mind/Vision, and, Soul/Gramora. Always mysteries behind mysteries. Is a life of quest a natural state of Being Human?
The Infinity Stones, alone, without the Archetypes: Space. Reality. Power. Time. Mind. Soul. A six … parts also a whole, to wonder – again – seven.
Should we ask the Fae about the “musical idea” of Six Infinity Stones*, we then are encouraged to find out these are related to Seven Intervals, born from Eight Notes. Do we have an instrument for weaving Intervals into Song? How many strings does the usual guitar have?
Aboriginal Drum Circles. Salsa Dancing. Jazz. Hip Hop. Rock ‘n Roll. European Classical&Opera. Reggae. Singing in the shower. Dancing like no one can see your … If not in the physical, at least in the heart’s mind.
One of the greatest film series is the movies about Godzilla. Over fifty to date. Born out of Japanese culture concerns, having been the recipient of two atom bombs, Godzilla is a Fae creature of immense size. The just progeny of our all too human hungers for power.
In the beginning, men in plastic/rubber suits, one of them seriously reptilian, duke it out in the middle of card-board models of downtown Tokyo. Mostly Japanese directors and actors. In our present moment (as of this writing) the franchise has huge computer generated image budgets, highly paid actors, big advertising campaigns, which tend to make a lot of money.
The tale has evolved. The number of “monsters” has exploded, many literally.
The latest involves an apparent conflict between two such screen giants: Godzilla, and King Kong. A reptile and an ape. How it turns out, I shall not divulge. In passing we can note that a couple of films ago, the Greek word “Titans”, showed up, describing Godzilla’s opponents.
That, and the co-idea that these stories are about “apex predators”, who while powerful, can be allies. Still, if we let Godzilla be Godzilla, he takes care of the bad guys.
Frequently, over the course of all the films, there has been a child, whose innocence affects Godzilla, and they can even “touch”. The movie just before Godzilla vs. King Kong, was called: Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
In that film Godzilla battled a lot of Titans. These battles invariably had to take place where masses of folks are in danger of being killed, which does happen. There are human heroes, who survive, … barely.
One creature, from the lore of Godzilla, is Mothra (a feminine spirit in the body of a huge furry butterfly), who helps Him in King of Monsters.
Films are stories. Story tellers with remarkable gifts. They set up conflict, and resolve it. The basic good and evil people are around. Bad people wanted to use the Titans etc. for their own purposes.
We do exist in a time of Titans. Inhuman powers, parasites and destroyers, the egregorial demonic Multinational Corporation. Each of them driving to become one, or perhaps the single one … apex predator.
It can seem as if humanity is powerless, except in this/our Tale too, there is a God-zilla, dancing with Mothra … aka: the mystery of the mother and the son.
To the rich materialists, the truth is a problem. The Mystery is Real. So they want to brand religion as a monster, because they fear it. For similar reasons, the institutional religions – in the sense of their titan-like powers in the world – are fighting over (and blowing up) the middle-East, the cradle of Western Civilization … these will be defeated by a King, with the Help of His Mother, … a king whose power is the truth. A king that lives in every heart’s mind.
We breath thoughts in thinking, given that we are also a many, as is the whole of the thought world – all valid in their own nature, even the most terrible. Poetry, angry or otherwise. We have to master, for our own benefit, how to wisely release steam, yet sometimes a punch in the nose is needed to wake someone else up.
Our time … Real people. Real cities. Not actors and cardboard artistry. I am, we are: both Godzilla, and Mothra, in the micro world of our experience. Christ-love-light, with Mother-nurtured freedom.
The basic insight is: take care of the needs of the moment, that are within your reach, and leave the big picture, to the Big Picture folks. Trust yourself. They do. Faith means trusting Them back.
Oh, yes, … dark energy and dark matter? Him. The living invisible cosmic periphery, which creates space from Life, and then light.
We live poised between Him and Her, interpenetrating fields of levity and gravity. We also live in the fractal glory of one of the greatest adventures in centuries. We get to co-participate in the transformation of a remarkable – yet dying into its own new becoming – social-political structure.
We are the makers of the content of the meaning of existence. Your own imagination is the passport to a world filled with magical and mystical encounters, in the face of Titanic powers, raging through the world via our undisciplined appetites. We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Yes, there are demonic institutions, run by Titans of Industry, who are now faced with the existential drama of Gods&Goddesses, and the Afterlife being real.
The metaphor-astral presence of the Son-god-zilla is also known as the Lord, or – as I prefer, the Artist of Karma. To the ancients, there was deep wisdom in this: “as above, so below; and, as below, so above, … for the miracle of the one.”
We are the microcosm (small universe), an exact analogue of the macrocosm (great universe).
Earth is the center of meaning of the whole Cosmos. It is where the Cosmos journeys to evolve into unexpectedness. Each of us is a Temple for this Rite, and are personally responsible* for the “thoughts”, and we/I should be warned – as we are by dramatic art, … there will be consequences.
*[ What we call “mental” illness used to be known as a spiritual illness. Many of these folk are tortured by invisible powers, often because they have what some used to call: “the sight”. The normal veil/threshold/shimmering between the I and World, is weaker. Hallucinations are often real events, they are just not perceivable by scientific materialism. I wrote a long article: Healing the Insanity of Psychiatric Medicines and Practices. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/mental.html ]
Communion-With – or – Dominion-Over?
Each of us also has trouble with some of our thoughts. Just as we – ourselves – are dangerous thoughts of the divine mystery. Our freedom of choice is the Beast from the Abyss of the Unknown and Uncreated.
Our mind is an exact analogue of that mystical reality. Our thoughts are our progeny. We are father/mother/son makers of thoughts.
Just like we, in the Mind of God on occasion rebel, so our thoughts rebel. Inner conflict. Take a couple of deep breaths, stretch and dance a bit. They – Mother/Son – are with us/you … that close. Still some of our thoughts hide from their maker, just as do we. The Koran has a beautiful phrase: “the sneaking whisperer, from among the Djinn and mankind.”
Love is all we need. All along the watch tower …
a never-ending story … self written, directed, and acted, using the material found at hand, in order to make – of our personal life – art … and yes, coloring outside the lines is essential …
Imagine a drop of water in slow motion, falling and landing/making waves upon waves in the seas of change, rippling out from a Center. Now reverse the image, where the infinite periphery of waves collapses into a point, from which then rises as/the single drop flying upward and back into the Source … only to disappear from both time and space, … until inward bound once more … falling earthward from a heaven/sky full of individuals sparks of existence.
Supplemental Implications of the
Self-change of Personal World View proposed here
Sometimes we want, justly, to change the world. Who doesn’t want wealth and money and power and friendship and challenge and good drugs and no more war, or death or evil or meanness … an endless supply of wants, shared among over seven billion people. There’s that seven again.
In case the reader is struggling, … as the ancient Egyptians knew, “enumeration” (numbering) was a power. If we moderns are to invent a qualitative Way … then what?
Ursula K. LeGuin wrote a book: “The Dispossessed”. In it she imagines a mathematical physicist, who strives to unite into a Whole, a physics of the sequential, with a physics of the simultaneous. We are doing that here by noticing the qualitative value of such fundamental Ideas as unity and many. As well as the ideas of music, sequences of musical notation, joined vertically with chords, via “the ten forms of change”*.
*[For details, the novel: “The Memory of Whiteness: a scientific romance” by Kim Stanley Robinson, an elaborate imaginative incursion into the relationships between music and physics.
“A music leads the brain through the starry night, like a tree growing branches at the speed of light”
All of living Reality (i.e. the Whole Universe) is layered in tones. The word vibrations is too weak, too airy-fairy actually. Life as savage poetry comes closer, in a qualitative sense of values needed for individual survival.
The Mystery of of Source and Sink
In kinship with the Above, the Macrocosm, we – the microcosm – also have the qualities of the mother and the son. In seed form, blossoming new each life, sometimes sunflower, other times a faerie ring of toadstools. Sun light, and moon light. One and Many.
The snake eating its own tale, endlessly. Yet, each weaving/devouring new – never the same. Tortured by winds we cannot control, in both the outer and inner worlds. Still, storms pause, winds abate, and the sun, at least for a moment, shines into our hearts.
There are two books far more important than this one, and come free of charge. The book of our personal biography, and the book of our own soul/mind. Both are right in front of us. In the Now from which we cannot escape, which includes our many-selves, from whom we also cannot escape.
We are our own teacher. Other’s can inspire, but ultimately the content of the own mind is ours to cultivate, through our own thinking/refection. She and He, as Divine Providence, and the Artist of Karma, guide us, via unexpected events of fortune and failure. Life is a series of choices. Many not easy at all. What is forged in these trials?
What we learn from these personal experiences is up to us. The hard part is to trust what comes to us out of the unforeseeable future.
Sometimes, with real cause, we War against the Now. So many jailers trying to imprison our spark. Harder to see, and therefore all the more important, is just what aspects of the prison characteristics of our life are ones for which we need to accept responsibility.
Life is our basic teacher. Secondarily ourselves, as we work out the riddles and surprises. The vehicle for that “working out” is our own mind. Our brain is not our mind: “I am not my brain, the map is not the territory”
Sometimes opportunity knocks and we refuse to see it. Mostly out of fear of change, and the momentum of habit. There is a movie called: Chac, which is instructive (the title is the name of Central American, Southern Mexico, rain God).
He considers their concerns and takes several of them, including a boy who tries to tag along unnoticed, on a journey of a several days, seeking – the sorcerer says, the Mother of Waters.
At one point they spend the night by very a large lake, filled with fish, and its many shores and inlets dotted with reeds. At another moment, he leads the group in a perilous – up to your knees -walk across a river, just above its huge falls.
He has shown them places – with waters – to which to move the village, but the idea of doing that – of going to the water, rather than trying to force the water to come to them, – that idea does not arise. They have to see it without his prompting, but do not.
There is more to that story. For our purposes here, this idea: If something is wanting, maybe working at fixing it yourself might be better than tangling with a sorcerer, and the unexpected consequences of that.
The rule of Providence is this: If you really need something, its right there in front of you, … only unseen because you expect it to be packaged in a particular way, and don’t notice the actual wrapping. Can be a needed object, a needed friend, a needed book, a needed job.
Future health for all relies on leaving the overgrown cities, back to the farms, and thence, once more, into the wild places. Walk Your Way. [ Nomadland ]
As to the Fae and Faerie … we have a want to see. Magical creatures out of ancient lore. How do we solve the riddle of knowing, without seeing? Is seeing needed to believe?
Just consider the Way we now believe in the age of unnatural science. Science is at war with religion, as well. Both religion and science believe in a lot of stuff they have never seen, except by acts of the mind. In fanciful quantum multi-verse how many times does God have to let Their-selves be crucified, before we will accept the glory of “This” existence itself.
Strange that, … the places we want to go so as to get away from where and when we already are. Sometimes folk choose madness, or suicide, their life too painful.
How much do we think we know, because we have been told this or that is the truth. In scientific materialism we swim in a sea of potential. Matter is real, in fact matter is more than Real, when you open your heart to Its Spirit.
It matters to me, for Matter to be, and that I, to Matter, do matter.
Matter is a manifestation of the Great Mind at Rest. The “aftermath” is up to us.
When I look future-ward these days, I see increasing chaos, infrastructure collapse, and selfish and craven folk making it hard for the 99.999 %.
A world-wide cultural revolution enables us to out-think the demonic. We do it together. We become a source of seeing the world, recognizing that our choices have real meaning. We need more parties, and less protests. More risk taking in getting to know those – who were once named enemy – as just another human being.
People need to be able to move from dangerous places. Raising children requires this. Financial and political powers divide the plenty of the Earth into regions with borders. The same way a flood breaks levees, waves of people needing to move will break borders.
Social forces of order will try to inhibit the already present and increasing social chaos. China, for example, took a big risk quick-developing as an effectively capitalistic State, … now their leaders want to increase control, when wisdom favors going with the flow of increasing dis-order&dis-ease.
The spark of spirit will not cooperate. Truths, such as live in this little booklet, defy borders as well.
Ancient Lore has it that a once great civilization, Atlantis, became ruled by evil two-hearted leaders*.
The Mother and the Son have no qualms about sweeping the sphere of life clean of illness producing activities. There are limits, and She keeps telling us this. This is being written when the Western United States of America is undergoing the highest temperatures, and worst fires, ever – in June and July of 2021.
According to John the Baptist, the One coming after him, will baptize us in Fire and Holy Breath. Our time is what that looks like. The Fire is the circumstances of outer life, and Holy Breath is the circumstances of inner life. Two books, that could not be more personal.
When Atlantis fell, there were two great migrations. One to the East, and into Europe and then Asia, and other to the West, and into the Americas. The Flood some folk called it.
There was also a less visible left-behind effect. Many of the Atlaneans were sea faring folks, both seas of waters, and seas of air. A few modern archaeologists have discovered that all over the world, in places far far removed from each other, there appeared in many places similar symbols. What connected these widely separated peoples?
If modern leaders could be counted upon to act sanely, this transformation through chaos might be done with little pain. All the same, habits die hard, so the Fire and Holy Breath will not – in the beginning – produce order.
In the Dreaming, I encounter. Of Atlantis I have been taught this: there were actually three groups, which are also two. Very specific leaders led folk all the way across Europe, into Asia, near the Gobi Desert. Other leaders, led folks into the Americas. One group East, the other West.
Both of these migrations involved leaders/priests that understood the importance of geography, in a spiritual sense. Names too can be important, as we’ve observed. I like these words/name, for those who migrate and settle: Earth Rangers.
They care for the Spirit of Place, and the Harmony of Community.
There are also the Travelers. These folk visit one or another of the various communities of Earth Rangers, and spread the stories of each to the others. A weaving of parts into wholes.
Right now, in the whole world, the cities are failing. We used to live closer to the land, more at one with “it” than can be imagined by those today, who in the city can easily find themselves cut off from the Earth, not yet consciously knowing their sorrow or anguish. Orphaned, having to work to get money to buy food in order to live and have life … in a world of plenty.
The modern Earth Ranger spirit is already present in all those places where people garden in cities. Our labor should be to make food, and serve the social needs of the whole. Instead we serve a social-machine, a demonic egregorial inhuman consciousness, … aka: the multinational corporation.
The School of Hard Knocks and Shared Pain does have rules. Doesn’t make any difference how much money, power, things, status, whatever … many Ego has wants that will never be satisfied. Yet, if we have sought some wisdom, the Mystery does not create an “anything/condition” Event, without daily life being a garden we can Aftermath-cultivate anyway.
The mainstream News can create a false picture of life on the earth. Wars, plague, dangerous drug lords and priests. On any given day, most of the seven billion were not traveling life at warp-speed. Even a refuge camp has routine. The body controlled, but not the heart’s mind.
All has purpose and use. The hard part is how much of our personal choices are we willing to recognize as a cause of our own suffering. What is the purpose or use of those choices, and appetites?
In the social it is ultimately ideas that count the most. The most powerful idea in the social is personal freedom, autonomy, and responsibility. At the same time, we live in the consequences of centuries of pursuing an understanding of reality, without any scientific concept of spirit.
This is the age of biology.* Our mechanical technologies can’t make the living, only the living can make more living. In one sense there exists a kind of war-like collision between the purely technical sciences, and the biological sciences. *[Visit the Bioneers website: https://bioneers.org/ “Revolution from the Heart of Nature”]
Once we re-ensoul the world (it already has soul, we just have been given the right to choose when and where to come home) our whole outlook changes. This can be done one person at a time. When even the “tech” is respected for having “being”, we will learn to marry the science of matter, to the science of spirit, in the right way.
Take little steps … the world of the Real is not different, it just gets returned to a long forgotten meaning … magic and tech, biological and otherwise … life as a game of mystery unbound.
The biggest migrations, during the coming warming into Winter, will be from cities, out into the Land. Farms for some, the wilds for others.
She loves and trusts us, as does He. Will we love and trust Them?
Some basic goals
Find your tribe. You already might have one, and facing trials in community personifies: many hands make light work. Oh! Talk to the Little People. They are busy, and themselves well ordered, even the fire-folk. But wait, how do I see them?, a reader might ask.
By their effects. Dropping stuff that breaks, and consider the “sound” a scream of wonder. If you bang a door to hard, and the noise is loud? You wash your hands, and all water is living enchantment. Sing songs of praise when food dancing.
Pick up a made “thing”. Imagine its manifestation, through all the iterations of molding and organizing – making purpose, that mystic lamp again. Our minds impress the world, with ships and planes and factories and little stuff.
All the parts of modern tech come from earth elements, transformed. These are getting scarce. Be ready to live without the internet, yet at the same time find a way to save for posterity all humans have so far accomplished, playing in the fields of the Lord.
I dream of hand-cranked laptops. And DVD’s of all the culture, wisdom, knowledge, stupid, artistic, maddening, stuff of dancing ones and zeros, hard at play, being exchanged world wide so that all can know our Ways and Legends, and woes and worries.
What survives a dark age of collapse? Grit. Endurance. Friendship.
In Clint Eastwood’s film: Pale Rider, a girl, whose village and family are being terrorized by bullies, prays for aid. A Fae spectre appears, bringing rough justice. In Revelations, certainly an artistic warning of some weight, the pale rider – of the four horseman – is death.
Still, what cannot be killed: faith, hope, and, charity … are ours to give and receive in the Eucharist of Communion-With.
I fancy two American writers as genius standing out and above most folk writing novels and such. Film arts are different.
One is Ursula K. LeGuin, and the other is Neal Stephenson. Both are cursed with the presumption that what they write is science fiction.
My youngest son, who was visiting for Father’s Day, stated that in his view, and that this was true for many others, … all what is happening today is well described in an early work of Stephenson’s called: Snow Crash.
He asks and answers: What kind of a society are we heading toward? A major character is an Italian mob boss, who owns most of the pizza joints in America. Everybody knows he is a mob boss.
He promises 30 minute to your door delivery. One of his drivers is named Hiro Protagonist. Hiro runs into some not-his-fault difficulties and is saved by a passing by teenager, who spends her spare time delivering messages, while riding about town on a “skateboard” which has a kind of wheel, that consists of hundreds of little feet like spokes, each tied to a chip that reads the road, and adjusts faster then seems possible when obstacles appear.
This novel had more inventiveness in a page, than does most of modern literature in the English language. Think Nostradamus marries Shakespeare.
While Stephenson writes about what seems to be the future, it is mostly very inventive social commentary on the present.
LeGuin’s novel “The Dispossessed” has many many virtues as well. If you know Steiner’s “The Philosophy of Freedom”, this novel imagines a fully human world, in which the anarchy of real individual freedom is allowed to run free. The individuals choices are sacred, in a sense.
Yet, like anything human, and less ideal, the whole social order that results is flawed, hard, and most of the people who live this way prefer it to too much order, yet realize that in practice it is a bit impossible to get that perfectly right.
Running as a kind of speculative undertow, LeGuin’s main character is a physicist, who struggles with the meaning of a very tricky problem. While we see and describe a world where events occur in linear time-frames of change, he posits that physics must not only deal with the sequential, but the simultaneous as well.
People stuck in their preferred variation of the “what is”, tend not to notice that past and future are fictions and rumors, with everything actually taking place in a sequences of Nows upon Nows upon Nows.
Rudolf Steiner describes the Mystery of Golgotha as: the turning point of time. Tomberg, discussing the four prior sacrifices of Christ, as one beginning when the sphere of warmth of the Saturn planetary condition was set in motion by the Christ Being condensing into the Center, and sacrificing the ability to move.
There is an aspect to our reality, where all that happens is happening at the same moment of Now. The sacrifice of movement is continuous. The sacrifice on the Cross is continuous.
The Second Coming is continuous, although, in the Steiner culture to which I have access, there seems more weight on reading Steiner, than on meeting Christ. Mostly these folk, in a very human way, tend to imagine that there is something they can only discover in the future. That the Second Coming is ahead of us.
Still, given that the Second Coming “is” Now, what in our normal experience is the nature of that experience?
We don’t breathe without Him. How much closer do you want? Oh, yes, a hint … there is a quality of breathing in thinking … attend and see the mystery right where you need it to be. Judge Not. Pray in secret. Meditate on the mysteries in community (reverse cultus). Practice asking (thinking), seeking (willing), and knowing (feeling). Most of all, trust yourself.