The following is based on the supposition that unity comprises multiplicity in order to realize itself.
The interaction of unity and multiplicity is called ConsciousNess* and regarded as an inter-extrapolation dynamic that relates in a Point of View which manifests ConsciousNess.
* (This particular spelling is to emphasize the relativity of Conscious: purposeful, aware – and Ness: being, existence)
In 2750, an Egyptian priest of Ptah paraphrased it like this: “The seeing of the eyes, the hearing of the ears and the breathing of the nose report to the heart*; the heart is the centre of cognition, the tongue expresses the cognized”; and since this cognition consists of a reflection & projection, the priest added “thus gods are made”.
(*traditional term for Self)
The Egyptians called the cognition Hoor Paar Kraat (Horus the Child) and its Reflection & Projection Isis & Osiris. This relativity, or state of ConsciousNess did apparently not suffice, as they reflected & projected Isis & Osiris with Nephthys & Seth, setting off a contrary Reflection/ Projection (R/P) dynamic, wherein Horus became the arbiter of its pole positions – or field limits – and thus an intermediate viewpoint.
Cultures subjected to this contrary R/P dynamic, called it a war of gods. In the Egyptian version, Seth divided Osiris and claimed his throne – or pole position – which put him into opposition to Horus, who joined (wed) his “mother” Isis. With the son of this marriage the entire process repeated itself – that is: the contrary R/P field and its intermediate viewpoint were doubled and turned into an eight-pole R/P dynamic which filled the Egyptian pantheon with numerous Horus variants.
The history of Egyptian ConsciousNess (or religion) demonstrates, that it was henceforth governed by attempts to restrain this division-multiplication process through a 9th pole (or god) –which might have been the first monopolistic (or monotheistic) attempt to transform the intermediate into an absolute viewpoint – in order to fix the pole positions and thus inhibit the creation of additional R/P fields and viewpoints.
It is not known if the priests realized that thereby they fixed the contraries too, or if they feared losing their prosperous pantheon-managements, when they exiled this so called “Aton” to (or with) the Israeli tribes, whom he henceforth ruled under the term JHVH. And it was the son (Jesus) of this (four-poled) contrary R/P field, whose (cross-shaped) coordinate got established in the Hellenic time/space, where it became a principal pattern for the formation of the Occident.
The R/P patterns of the Egyptians and the ancient Greeks were similar, except that the Greeks established four intermediary viewpoints and thus a contrary field within contrary fields, which brought about a R/P mode that was to become renown as rationalism (after the Latin ratio = calculation) and to give birth to the philosophers and geometricians who separated the fields and assigned one to psyche and one to soma (mind & matter), turning them into the cornerstones of the R/P mode of Dualism.
There are three principal R/P modes – the alternating, whose manifestations complement each other – the contrary, where they contrast each other, and the dualistic R/P, whose manifestations appear separate.
The alternating R/P is typical for the Orient, whereas the contrary R/P has been dominating the Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Hellenic cultures and became the foundation of the Dualism that dominates the Occident.
(Orient & Occident represent here R/P systems as well as cerebral & global hemispheres)
In 1904 appeared the threefold “Book of the Law” LIBER AL VEL LEGIS.
LAL reveals that when the (8) R/P poles interrelate nonlinear, the sphere of SelfConsciousNess comes about.
Its poles inter/extrapolate in three phases: (4~6) is called cognition (3~7) understanding (2~8) self-knowledge – 5 marks the Point of View and (1~1) the R/P equation* of SelfConsciousNess
*Its formula is 1O1 – LAL calls it “eleven” – “the double wand of power” –
“the twin warriors about the pillars of the world”
The inter/extrapolation (indicated by the doted wave/spiral) is in LAL called Hadit (Self)
and the sphere of its realisation Nuit (ConsciousNess)
LAL I & II describes their interrelationship as the following:
1. Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
2. The unveiling of the company of heaven.
3. In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found.
4. Yet she shall be known & I never.
6. Be thou Hadit, my secret centre, my heart & my tongue!
6. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.
7. I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. „Come unto me“ is a foolish word: for it is I that go.
39. The word of the Law is Thelema (Greek: Will)
Will, the power of creation, is the Self of its manifestations.
Will has no cause, nor can it be deduced from effects – Will is cause and effect – they are united through Love.
“Do what you will” is the leitmotif of LAL and posssibly the most original and direct way of Self-realization.
In the Occident “Do what you will” was mostly confined to philosophical discussions and apparently neither understood nor applied as a way of Self Realisation. Probably because Will got divided into a divine and a human property, latter characterized by emotions (like wishes & desires), and Self became synonymous with Ego.
In the Orient similar might have occurred as there have been plenty of attempts, notably by Daoist, Buddhist and Hindu (tantric) schools, to reconnect man to his Will/Self/Atman.
In the dual/linear R/P mode of Dualism, the 8 R/P poles form a cube-like constellation (comparable to the 3 dimensions of the Occident) with 2 viewpoints, representing the singular and the plural perspective.
When they check each other, a polarization process comes about.
In LAL it is personified with the Egyptian war god Ra Hoor Khu, the mythological (geometrical) twin (double) of Hoor Paar Kraat (5) who is now the arbiter of his brothers contrary R/P mode (01-10) and tends to side with the singular and to attack the plural perspective, perticularly its „ill ordered house“ (LAL III-11)
call to arms
Every R/P system brings forth warriors to cleanse and fortify itself.
In Dualism the warrior is to operate alone and from a position which he keeps secret and which serves as his retreat to study the weaknesses and traps of his opponents. He may use their deception tactics and tricks to confuse them, but his attack ought to be precise and swift like a snake. He has to pay attention not to rush past his target, or to idle in it, but to retreat in the same manner and without leaving unnecessary (e.g.: personal) traces. Moreover, he ought not to return to the target of his attack to reassure his success, because an act that is questioned is incomplete, i.e. imperfect.
The warrior is not to attack Dualism, but its ill breeding. He is to be guided by Will & Love – and if he chooses by the Egyptian war god, but not by his desire for revenge, as it is to stir the fires of the weak and of their weaknesses, which the warrior lightens so that they may purify themselves (and their gods!)
Arising from the Inter/Extrapolation dynamic of ConsciousNess, Will & Love are considered as its strong force.
Will is the power of creation and Love the power that relates (unites) its manifestations.
Seeking the origins of Will and the construction plans of creation is seeking to avoid self-responsibility.
Will cannot be willed, as there are no two Wills.
There are lots of talks about free will, usually motivated by the hope to get wishes fulfilled, but where there is Will there are neither wishes nor hopes.
Will is absolute – unless subjected to morals & purpose, or otherwise adulterated.
Where Will & Love gets divided, weaknesses arise.
Sparing the weak inhibits the force of Will & Love.
Hoping to be able to teach the weak is hoping to be able to hide the own weaknesses.
Sharing the miseries of the weak does not make them stronger – nor the one who tries to upgrade himself in such manner.
The strong cannot be a model for the weak, because they do not see him. All they see are the leaders of their weaknesses – and only after having them elevated on crosses and monuments.
The weak do not strive for strength – all they strive for is to promote their weaknesses as strength.
Emotions are time/space motions of the R/P and thus weak forces of ConsciousNess.
Despite that they do enslave him and even drive to auto-destruction, Sapiens bases most of his deeds & concepts on emotions – probably because they seem to confirm his existence. Moreover, he claims them to be essential for his survival as well as for being human, which might be also the reason for his belief that emotions make up a “person” (Latin: mask of actor). A belief that is reaching religious scales, considering that all the lost, the losers and those who want to play a role in life, make – with the help of media & commerce – ever more spectacles of their emotions, turning them into the most popular and successful self-deception-tool of modern times.
There are innumerable works about emotions and their effects, but only few do mention that emotions can be addictive too. An omission that ought not to surprise, since addicts do not only tend to deny their predicament, but elaborate sophisticated cover-ups, excuses and deceptions, and often try to seduce and to corrupt those who do not cherish anxiety, angst, distrust, hatred, envy, greed, frustration, grief, guilt, shame, hostility, regret, jealousy, rage, sadness, sorrow…
Sorrow and suffering are the favorites of the commiseration apostles who, for convenience’s sake, declare existence itself to be suffering & sorrow. Claiming moral and divine authority, they make it their life task (and business) to spread misery concepts throughout their collectives, in order to nourish the parasitic relationships they thrive on.
The relationships of the members of collectives (societies) are largely parasitic, and increase with the complexity of a collective, which manifests in the growing numbers of laws with which it tries to regulate its parasitic interdependencies and the mutual devouring of its subjects.
The reaching of its limits is marked by an exhaustion of its resources, the hyper-production of artifacts and raving consumption.
Having no Point-of-View*, collectives relate themselves through the viewpoints (opinions) of their members who usually emphasize and justify their viewpoints in order to improve their personal relevance.
*(Point-of-View is essential – viewpoints are circumstantial)
Attempts to substitute the lacking Point-of-View with a god, a leader or central computer, bring about conglomerates of viewpoints & opinions but no Selfrealisation.
Collectives are bound by the emotions of their members. Simple collectives evoke them with demons and taboos, stimulate them with gods of revenge and sacrifices, and refresh them with recycling religions. In more complex collectives, like those of the Occident, emotions are being taken care of by the media responsible for advertisements, fashions, entertainments, the personality designs of their members, their manner of conduct and communication and, last not least, the fomenting of the emotions which support the ideologies and politics of their rulers.
Where fear is not already dominating a collective it is evoked by its rulers, since collectives are easily manipulated with fear – more so in combination with hope.
Collectives consider their manipulators to be strong and powerful – but they are merely redistributing their own weaknesses.
Collectives are sustained by social, moral, religious, economical, historical & plenty other myths, most of them based on power myths, which are fueled be the powerless, i.e. the weak who admire, fear & desire the powers they attribute to their powerful, who in turn cover up their own weakness with the possession myth which is based on the belief that material possessions can bring about Selfrealisation.
Such attempts can be found in every R/P system. In the alternating, they are usually put at the service of its collectives, which in turn reward him, who tries to realize himself in such manner, with a reputation that seems to give him an identity. Hence the Orient brought forth cultures that were able to sustain themselves without immoderate copying & looting.
In the contrary R/P system, attempts to realize oneself through possessions brought about object- & people cults, of whom many were to become models for the Occident, which thus was never able to achieve an identity, but instead developed outstanding copying & ransacking skills that lead to an overabundance of viewpoints and objects – more so, since in Dualism the possession-relationship turns into an auto-division/multiplication of subject & object.
In the Orient these possibilities were obviously latent too, considering its innumerable thinkers who tried to regulate the possession-complex with social & political constructs and to restrain it with philosophies, religions and cosmologies. Whereas in the Occident there have – with the exception of categorical denials – almost no countermeasures been taken. And its thinkers reacted – if at all – only when the fusions and fissions of the possession-complex effected extraordinary disturbances in its collectives and thus threatened the mirror rooms of the thinkers. And even then, they confined their responses to distribution- & redistribution theories, which – as division/multiplication variants – were unable to restrain this process, or to turn it into a self-sufficient relationship. Which in any case would have been quite difficult, as its positions and values change erratically and are moved by emotions that are obviously stronger than the reasons the thinkers boast of, considering their readiness to succumb to the possession complex, to promote it as a progress and law of nature and to encourage its commercial & political executive to export and to impose it upon other cultures. Of course, no longer with colonial methods, which are in the age of globalization obsolete, since the possession complex engenders plentiful medias to infect and to corrupt them with liberal-, economic, democratic- & whatever suitable ideologies.
And then there is the religious aspect of the possession complex, money being its god, Wallstreet its temple, investment bankers its priests, capitalism its bible and opportunism its moral. It lures its brethren with glitter, glamour & artefacts, snares them with marketing schemes and drives them into consumption frenzies culminating in addiction and readiness to be devoured by this Moloch – who, by the way, makes no difference between its serfs and their rulers.
The psyche-soma-relativity becomes aware of itself through the Reflection/ Projection of its poles – the R/P of this awareness (polarization field) brings about the interference patterns from which Homo deducts himself – whereas the R/P of the latter are the origins of Sapiens who repeats this process with the feedback mechanism of the intellect.
In Dualism intellect turns into a double-feedback mechanism, and thus into a division/multiplication process that brings about a dual-linear procession of viewpoints.
Attempts to inhibit this process through a 3rd position, or virtual viewpoint, can also be found in the alternating and contrary R/P system yet both contain the possibility of an identification with this viewpoint and thus of an integration of the others, whereas in the geometry of Dualism, this position, or viewpoint, appears separate as well and thus initiates, in conjunction with the intellect a chain reaction of viewpoints.
Greek philosophers and geometricians, who already encountered this process, expected it to be limited by a Smallest and a Largest, and thus bring about a union of micro- and macrocosm. These expectations got thwarted by Sapiens, when he tried to relate himself with the intellect, and thus became the center of a fragmentation process, whose dual linear dynamic forces him to carry it on into opposite directions, which led him so far to the two smallest that mark the boundaries of his universe – but not to the end of the fragmentation process, as each of these smallest is a time/space event of it.
Moreover, he furthers this process, by furnishing each of the events (which are actually the same) with attributes and measurements, in order to fix them (and the process) and to place them at its (hopefully: smallest) beginnings.
The world of Sapiens
In the 18th century, Carl von Lynne, a Swedish classifying specialist, came up with a new category of Homo, which he labelled Sapiens – “wise” – probably to distinct it from the former and to give it a superior touch. If so, erroneously, as wise was applied to the one who`s Point of View presents his essential Self, whereas Sapiens is but a pandemonium of random-viewpoints, which not only estrange him from Self (Atman), but also from the organism – commonly called Nature – that bears and nourishes him.
Homo venerated Nature throughout ages as mother and often as goddess as well. Sapiens began to treat her as an accidental & dumb contraption, and proclaimed himself, destined by genetics or genesis, to be her governor, and of course of Homo too – as a matter of fact, of anyone who is not ruthless and stupid enough to rape, plunder & poison his mother.
That she is getting sick: has fever, respiratory problems, blood (water) infections, skin cancer – just to mention a few symptoms similar to those manifesting in the organisms of mammals – does not concern the slave of greed & possessions who gives a damn about the wellbeing of Nature, as long as he can make a buck from her corps.
Nor can she expect much help from the coryphaei of his sciences, as it was them who furthered her degradation, and are thus not very likely to abandon concepts that they have been feeding (and feeding on), although some begin lately to acknowledge that Nature is a self-regulating organism and that they know little about her (Gaya) complexities & dynamics, and almost nothing about the ways she might react.
The more confused and Self-estranged Homo-Sapiens gets, the greater his efforts to escape nature and to seek refuge in sciences & technologies, particular those which promise to turn him into a robot-like Homo-Artefact – preferably immortal and with Marvel-Superman constitution – and to hide him in virtual/digital/cyber worlds (in case of emergency: on Mars)
Sapiens tries to make belief that his occidental/dualistic Weltbild represents an ubiquitous reality, whereas Oriental thinkers consider it to be an illusion (Maya), arguing that reality cannot be grasped with the psyche/soma faculties that make up the dimension of Maya (i.e. Dualism/Occident), nor with the feedback mechanism of the intellect with which Occidental scientists and philosophers claim to confirmed and proof their realities.
Both ignore those of the Orient – the philosophers because they can’t comprehend them, and the scientists because the realities of the Orient don’t need scientific confirmations, since subject & object, i.e. the creator & the created, complement each other in the alternating R/P system.
Buddhist-Hindu & Daoist thinkers have been studying the structures and dynamics of Maya for millennia, and as systematic and thoroughly as western thinkers reason their realities.
However, oriental investigators consider their studies to be aspects of Maya as well, whereas occidental thinkers try to confirm, establish and enforce their realities with a zealousness akin to religions.
Which is of little surprise as Occidental science has become the successor of Christian religion, taking over its genesis with a god called “Big Bang” who creates an autonomous existence in form of matter which he hurls through a linear time/space to disappear in a black hole. A rather short sighted update, considering that the Christian priests (to whom all existence was a bleak hole) left at the end of it at least a space (like heaven & hell) for the emotions of god´s victims (be it because of Christian pity, or because of their need for more room to elevate themselves).
Yet, the priests of science do obviously speculate with emotions too, as they nurture (despite their hole- & other finals) the hope for an everlasting life (a contradiction they cover up with DNA- and time/space-twists) and lure with wonders (phenomena that are not experienced by the psyche-soma relativity) and mysterious rites & symbols, claiming, in good old priestly fashion, that their schemes are universal laws and orders, which of course only the priests understand. For skeptics, they liken them to those of the market-economics (which everyone believes to understand) thus keeping – if their schemes should fail – the opportunity open, to make a career in the temples of god Mammon (money), who is renown to offer meaning and purpose to unsuccessful priests as well.
Occidental science tries to bind that which it divides and thus thrives best in Dualism. Its protagonists crowning themselves with dynamite (Nobel) laurels, reminds that they are also creating A-B-C devices capable to eliminate humankind – a threat that receives plenty of excuses and explanations, except that it might be a short circuit, or the ultimate ratio, of an auto-destructive abstruct.
LAL calls it “ill ordered house”, but penitentiary (from penance: self-punishment) might be proper, considering the legions of technologists who, under the guidance of science, invent myriads of apparatuses and instruments to optimize its walls, which are guarded by philosophers and ideologists who justify, glorify and universalize its fatality, not to mention the anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists & other repair-logists, who try to make it escape proof and safe against nature.
Sapiens converts his surroundings into symbols, numbers & formulas and transplants them into the time/space of his dualistic perspective.
Occidental science boasts to operate with reason.
Reason is a close circuit, as it compels to reason itself and thus to invent respective reasons, triggering a division/multiplication process which often determines the search for oneself and at times the identity rites of an entire culture.
Reason becomes fatal when one tries to reason ones existence in order to confirm ones interpretations of it, because this leads to an intellectual fundamentalism which justifies its thereby growing walls with its own reasons and deprives their builders (and victims) of the possibility to question them, by declaring them as their sole meaning and purpose. Nevertheless, reason might – when driven to its own limits – lead to the cognition that the entrance to its labyrinth is its exit as well.
Sapiens is not the avant-garde of an evolution, or the crown of creation, as he likes to believe, but a dis-polarization field.
The globalization of his ideologies, economies, sciences, technologies & media is also a globalization of his schizophrenia.
Sapiens cultivates the myth that his, i.e. occidental, civilization is indefinitely; yet all civilizations do eventually disappear, be it through inner corruption, outer pressure or suicide. Corruption is foremost powered by ambition, envy & greed and manifests in the Occident and its dependencies as turbulent changes of personal & collective parameters, intoxication & consumption frenzies, sexual abbreviations, mediasaturations, political opportunism, escape cults and so on – as a matter of fact, most aspects of present Occidental civilizations can be seen as manifestations of weakness, disorientation and decay. And it seems to have suicidal tendencies as well, considering the zeal with which its subjects attack, rape, plunder & poison the organism (also known as Nature) that bears and feeds them.
Due to his dual setup, Sapiens is bound to analyze his environment and to arrange the resulting fragments in linear ways, thus bringing about chain reactions of viewpoints, whose procession he calls progress.
Sapiens calls his growing number of viewpoints and opinions also a growth of ConsciousNess, but ConsciousNess is only in so far quantitative that it contains All – and herein such measurements do disappear.
Being an epitome of Dualism Sapiens is subject to its polarization-dynamic that increases (according to the dual-linear relativity of Dualism) at an exponential rate, which he glorifies as progress and evolution, unaware or ignoring that it drives him into dissolution.
If survival were a basic principle of existence, as Sapiens claims, he would and could not make so many efforts to ruin it. However, since existence is to realize ConsciousNess, he might be subject of an annihilation of the aberrations of its Selfrealization process.
Worship existence is a major demand of LAL (I-9) and a topical one, since the praising of that which is (existence) has been corrupted to a pricing of what Sapiens (& Co) would like to have, so that everything has nowadays a price, which not only perverts the manifestations of ConsciousNess, but their interrelationships as well, and degrades existence to a marketplace.
Many cultures have been worshiping existence with sex, arts & war, some even with the sacrifice of the body to the feast of life. In the Occident, where the lust & joy of existence got corrupted by a religion that thrives on misery and by merchant-emotions, not only lust & joy degenerated, but also the understanding that when the body dissolves, there remains that which is reflected & projected as its life and death.
In the alternating R/P the dissolving body (soma) is left to earth, fire, water or air, while the psyche is kept alive with rituals – particularly where it is believed to be essential for the re-incarnation of the soma aspect.
In the contrary R/P the body receives a space, or room, furnished with life-utensils, while (notably in Egypt) symbols and data-cards (Stele) are employed to keep the diseased present. With the doubling of the R/P field, that space is perceived as another world (or dimension) wherein the deceased has to justify his existence to the gods in charge of it – i.e. of the measures and values it is composed of.
In Dualism the times & spaces of the living & the dead are not only divided, but also fractured by the counter-dynamics of its R/P fields. Thus the dead wind up in heavens above and hells below, while the spaces of the living get subdivided into sections for you & me, pasts & futures, inner & outer worlds, one for psyche and one for soma, in short: times & spaces for everything they fear from death – and hope from it as well, since their existence is not only determined by their fear of death, but also by their fear of life.
There is the death of those whose existence is determined by fear & hope – and the death of those who associate it with the death of the dogs.
There is the death of the one who consumes himself in the fire of Selfrealisation and there is the dissolution of the one who determines his life as well as his death. To him existence is the Great Ritual and death the crown of it.
Division brings about stress and with-it emotions that the weak interpret as suffering and make them gather under the cloaks of commiseration apostles, who, for convenience’s sake, declare all existence to be division and thus a suffering. The pioneers of this movement went through lots of pains to make their weaknesses an universal standard and commiseration to a virtue, setting of snowballing of misery that brought about innumerable sufferer cults & -cultures and released – instead of the hoped for flood of virtues – a flood of sinners.
And not to the undivided delight of its apostles, otherwise the Buddhist & Christian suffering-theorists would not have tried as hard as they did, to alter the course and the patterns of this deluge. Surprisingly, none of them tried to change the pole-positions and base their cosmologies on joy. Because if every aspect of existence is considered a joy (instead of a misery) even the strive for suffering and all other weaknesses would turn into joy. Vices would become virtues, the beast would feel at home again, and most of the here pointed out hang-ups disappear and LAL be understood as what it is: The Book of Joy.