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It’s common to hear that duality is an illusion, which is usually referring to the idea of ‘separation’ and being fundamentally disconnected from our own mental creations, yet, in the most basic sense, duality as polarized opposites is necessary in the creation of what we experience as the material world. The term ‘universal law’ means it’s a fundamental law that operates at the subtle level in forming the energetic substrata out of which the phenomenal world is emanated as a dynamic matrix of conscious ‘living light’. In the most basic sense, “light and life” are synonymous terms because matter consists of coagulated light, and all material forms are created as a highly organized field of polarized light. All material forms are created through the interaction of polarized forces which create movement as an oscillation between a positive and negative pole of the same thing. Polarized light forms a transverse wave that resembles butterfly wings as a right or perpendicular angle, which flip flops (spirals) as it moves through space from one pole to another, forming a 3-dimensional construct of stabilized light.
The only way an idea, which originates in a completely invisible and therefore uncreated state, can construct itself as a visible light form, is by ‘dividing’ into polar-opposites which act to push apart and pull together at the same time, forming a space-time continuum as ‘dimension’. All living 3-dimensional forms are constructed as a coherent matrix of light through the interaction and relationship of polarized aspects, which are complementary in nature. Conscious energy imbued with an archetypal idea constructs “itself” into a body of light by moving rhythmically between complementary aspects of itself forming the basis for vibration. As conscious energy moves from one pole to the next it produces friction and heat (expansion), which generates a fluorescent-like gaseous light that acts as the precursor for visible light. It’s formed originally on the inner planes of the mind as a mental construct formed out of astral light (subtle energy) that’s invisible to the material senses. This mental construct (etheric body) serves as an archetypal template for producing an equivalent material form as its outer body or etheric shell.
While we tend to think of light as an illumination, it exists in a polarized state and is both invisible (dark) and visible at the same time. All material forms have both a visible aspect and an invisible one which appear as a spherical egg-like shape that permeates, surrounds, and encapsulates the material body. Light exists simultaneously as both a particle (substance) and a wave, where the part is located within a greater whole of the same nature and vibratorystate. The purely invisible aspect is the energy field (waveform) of the unconscious mind, which in-forms, generates, and gives life to the body (particle-substance) as its outer reflection. Through its reflection as both a body and the reality being projected through the body, it’s able to “experience itself” as something specific and come to “know itself” through its own mental projection. The body forms the central axis around which the outer world is formed and revolves as the stage and setting for having a particular type of life experience that follows a universal theme. The archetype of the individual soul projects the outer world as a complementary theme that’s ideal for forming a “life story” as a consistent type of experience, born out of its own perception and interpretation.
As a coherent field of highly organized light is constructed into what appears as a stable, stationary field of illumination, movement through and within this coherent field also occurs through polarity. All movement, no matter what level it occurs at, is formed through the interaction of polar opposites, where one is electric and the other magnetic. We have a stationary, passive field of light as “subtle energy”, that acts to house and provide a 3-dimensional construct in which all activity occurs as a fluent movement. While this subtle sphere of illumination appears calm and motionless, it’s actually buzzing with activity at every level of its existence. It provides the 3-dimensional reality in which all life exists and plays out as a universal drama. This field ‘functions’ as a single entity that’s comprised of both subtle and gross energy that fluxes and flows as a dynamic interaction with “itself”. It functions as what you can think of as a “holomovement”, where the whole field moves in-sync as a single motion at the subtle level. This idea is commonly represented by a spider web, called the “web of life”, where even the slightest movement at any point on the web causes a vibration that produces an equivalent effect throughout the entire web.
Entanglement as Polarization
All particles “pop into existence” as polarized twins. One is the invisible aspect of the other, which forms the basis for what’s called dark energy, dark matter, and dark particles, with the term “dark” referring to ‘invisible’. Although the invisible aspect can’t be known directly using our physical senses, which are only designed to perceive and interpret the material world, we can come to know it by how it exists in relationship with its own material twin, which is its ‘knowable’ aspect. The term ‘relationship’ describes the interaction between their fundamental properties as ‘energetic states’, based on their momentum and position (polarization) within the space-time continuum (dimension). Knowing about the characteristics of one tells you about those same characteristics in the other, because they’re complementary to each other. They combine in such a way that they enhance and emphasize the qualities they share in common.
This becomes even more elusive when we look deeper at the true nature of what we call “reality”, where the same principles are at work in creating it in a way that’s unique to every individual mind forming it. Our mind and soul exist simultaneously as both a material form and a wave or greater field of organized light that provides us with a mirror into the full, albeit hidden and unknown content of our own unconscious mind. This greater, seemingly outer field of structured light exists fundamentally in a state of “probability” (endless possibilities as variables). This means it contains all possibilities in their latent, potential state, as correlated (harmonious) information that’s fundamentally ‘unorganized’, yet a part of a greater theme. This outer reflection is formed through our own ‘mental state’. The outer, all-inclusive field of information (substrata of reality) is ‘ordered’ into a new construct by the individual mind, who only ‘selects’ (activates) the elements that correspond to its own mental model. As corresponding elements are activated in the atmosphere around us and brought forth into conscious awareness, they’re organized into what appears as a stable (coherent) construct, through the natural process of “perceiving”. Perception is formed through directed attention and mental observation. As we observe something, we ‘collapse the field of probability into a single possibility’, forming the outer reality of our own mental state.
The Effect of Resonance
We affect the ‘state’ of other beings and objects in the same way, through an energetic interaction based on the relationship formed between similar aspects, qualities, and characteristics. The state of two people or objects that are a harmonious part of an even greater, cosmic frequency (dynamic pattern), come together, initially vibrating at slightly different modes, and as they interact (inner action) they begin vibrating in harmony with each other forming a “new state” that forms the basis for a “shared reality”. As they begin vibrating in harmony with each other, they don’t swap information, so to speak, but act “on each other” to only activate and bring forth into expression the qualities and attitudes they share in common. The polarized energy of our mind exists as both active and projective, and passive and receptive states that are correlated to each other. What’s of the same nature-state and latent in the atmosphere around us acts as a passive receptor for the active aspect of our mind being projected outward through our perception. The active aspects of our consciousness “enter into” (resonate) and bring alive only correlated properties and attributes, while leaving everything else in its latent state, where it forms the background. As it pulls out and systematically organizes only what’s of a similar nature, it constructs (assembles) an outer reflection of its own inner nature and the reality born out of its current mental state.
Whatever state of mind we consistently cultivate and maintain habitually, determines how we experience reality. We don’t do this by altering the objective, universal reality we all share in common as Nature, but by changing how it “appears to us” by what stands out and what goes unnoticed. It takes on a different appearance to everyone viewing it, which sets the stage for creating a certain type of experience. We always see outside of us what’s actively expressing inside of us. Whatever idea, thought, or memory we dwell in and run through our mind repeatedly, we “tune ourselves” to that frequency, and produce an outer experience of the same nature and kind, usually without realizing what we’re doing. All “states” contain “whole processes” within them as an active expression where all things in the outer world are “reformed” to reflect the reality of that state, and all the activity that naturally ensue out of it is the activities inherent in that state. In wave-particle duality, the wave and particle are a direct reflection of each other on different scales, where the part exists within a greater whole of the same nature, frequency, and material configuration.
The One and the Many – The Part and the Whole
Everything that exists comes into being as a single entity that forms a desire to ‘know itself’ by being able to ‘perceive itself’ through its own outer reflection. In order to achieve this, it has to construct itself into an expanded field of organized light by dividing itself (generate a duplicate of itself) into polarized aspects that both push apart and pull together at the same time, creating a ‘space-time continuum’ where the same mental energy oscillates in a rhythmic fashion between opposite poles of itself, creating an internal “movement”. The automated movement between opposite poles of the same thing forms ‘vibration’. Vibration contains both an archetypal pattern and self-organizing mechanism which acts to build the archetype into a body of light, clothing it as a 6-dimensional form that expands and contracts from a ‘central axis or point’. It acts ‘on’ itself to construct itself into a holographic light formation ‘contained’ fully ‘within itself’. Its outer reflection is formed on the periphery of its own mental sphere. This forms a central perspective that views and therefore experiences itself as an outer reality that’s formed and animated out of the content of its own nature, allowing it to experience itself on different scales and magnitudes as a single-inner and all-inclusive outer, that are formed as an expression of the same archetypal formula of qualities and characteristics.
The Paradox of Duality and the Interaction of Polar-Opposites
All life exists as what seems like a paradox, because it’s formed on multiple levels, scales, and planes that combine to form different aspects of the same essential nature. What we experience as reality is comprised of three parallel (interwoven) planes that manifest as a single reality on a fourth plane. Reality is formed out of three aspects of a unified whole that manifest on the material plane as a single coherent light formation. What we exist ‘within’ and experience as reality, which seems like a stationary matrix of light (all matter is essentially comprised of organized light) in which activity of various sorts naturally takes place, is formed out of polarized light, which expands and contracts simultaneously creating the “illusion” of a stationary light formation. What appears fixed as a crystallized matrix of light, when observed from the subatomic level, is vibrating at numerous rates and modes, forming a frequency as a dynamic “range of vibration” that’s perfectly correlated and harmonious.
All living beings, which are formed out of material substance that provides an outer shell and body for the mind and spirit (soul) to inhabit as a means of perceiving itself through its own outer emanation, vibrates at a frequency unique to its own form and character as a “mode of consciousness”. This unique frequency is referred to as its “signature frequency”, and is unique in terms of reflecting its personality and individuality as a particular mode of consciousness. As humans, bestowed with a “conscious mind” and the ability to create ourselves based on our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, form a signature frequency that’s a reflection of our own mindset. Everyone vibrates at a slightly different frequency while still playing a harmonious part in a greater pattern playing out as a group, global, or cosmic drama. All differentiation and uniqueness, whether between different species or the same species, is formed by its vibratory signature.
When we penetrate the fixed appearance of what we call reality and material form, we find a smooth, rhythmic movement between two opposing poles, which acts to ‘assemble’ its own light body as a means of being an essential part of an even greater light body. All matter, when viewed from the subatomic level is comprised of photons (clumps of light) which appear to revolve around a central axis, similar to a miniature solar system. Light is generated through friction as movement, and movement only occurs through complementary poles that are set apart from each other, creating the illusion of “space”, in which a cyclical movement of polarized light constructs a 3-dimensional form “within” itself (the invisible sphere of its mind).
What appears outside of us is actually a reflection of what’s inside of us on a greater scale that’s comprised of an infinite number of parts. Each part reflects the whole as an aspect, and the whole is formed out of the summation of its parts, all of which vibrate in harmony with each other in forming a homogenous whole. What we imagine to be outside of us and distinctly separate from us, is actually reflecting back to us an aspect of our own psyche that we’re normally not aware of, because internally we sense ourselves through our feelings, and our feelings form the basis for our thoughts and how we perceive ourselves in relation with our own outer creation. A quality that exists inside of us in a latent, inactive state, is stimulated and brought to life within us through an outside force that’s complementary in nature. Complementary means they play different roles in co-creating the same type of experience as the dynamic inherent in that quality.
While we tend to view the world around us as being 3-dimensional, as a spatial construct that lacks an origin, if we view it as a spherical shape emanated from a central point, we see it as having six dimensions, an East, West, South, and North, along with an up and down. This forms both a circulating, self-sustaining sphere or globe, and a “cube”, comprised of six faces. This is why material reality is represented by a square and cube (salt), and the mind, soul, and spirit that emanates it is represented by a sphere or oval, egg shape. All material forms, no exceptions, regardless of its physical shape is accompanied by an invisible sphere of energy, which permeates, surrounds, and fully contains it. It’s the mental aspect that “in-forms it” and contains all the information (archetype) necessary to not only create it, but also for maintaining it for a period of time through a constant and ongoing process of regeneration. All material forms are undergoing a continuous process of life, death, and rebirth at the cellular and mental level as a natural means of sustaining life.
The principle of polarity is what gives rise to the now scientific concept of “dark” (invisible to the physical senses) matter, dark energy, and the illusion of space being “empty” and void of life. This is what also forms the basis for wave-particle duality, where we know all particles come into existence as “polarized twins” that interact with each other on what appears to be smaller and larger scales. As well as the scientific concepts of entanglement, superposition, and recognition that the “individual mind” interacts with and influences matter to take on the appearance that it does. This is the dynamic bridge between spirit and matter that’s commonly called “pseudoscience” and is the basis for quantum physics where the mind remains a fundamental part of the greater equation, making the results attained difficult to explain using traditional material models.
The Power of Perception
We “know” through scientific observation that the mind has a direct effect on matter (light) in terms of influencing how it organizes into what appears as a material form or reality. How reality appears is an “effect” being produced by the mind observing it. This mysterious phenomenon is described as the “wave” (greater field of latent information) being “collapsed” around a “single possibility”, creating a unique variation as a mental correspondence. Even though we can observe the effect the mind has in organizing light into a material construct, we still have trouble explaining it in conventional terms, and as a result, it tends to be ignored or left out when drawing conclusions that only involve the material aspect of a larger equation.
Scientists continue to set out “looking for” the “unified theory of everything”, without seeming to realize it’s their own mind and the mind as it exists on greater scales and levels as the micro (individual) and macro (cosmic). We have different levels of the mind called the individual, group, cultural, global, and cosmic mind, which are all correlations of each other as the “One which forms the many, and the many that form One”. The same group of fundamental principles function on different levels and scales simultaneously in producing physical form as the outer reflection of the mind-soul. Each one of us is creating our own world as a perception of ourselves that allows us to “experience” our self and come to know ourselves through our own creation.
Unfortunately, most have been taught and have therefore come to perceive themselves as being their body and personality, living in an outer world that’s separate and independent of them, where they imagine everything is happening to them beyond their ability to influence or control it, and as a consequence have become a victim in their own creation. We’ve been taught to interpret “duality” as meaning that we’re separate and set-apart from everyone else and the world around us, rather than moving in-sync with it as a form of holomovement or waveform being orchestrated through our mind as the “archetypal matrix” of our vibratory signature.
This is compounded by the fact that we imagine reality is “objective” in nature, where everybody is seeing the same thing and experiencing it in the same way, when nothing could be further from the truth. What we call reality is formed and only “known” through our “perception” of it, and our perception is formed out of our mental paradigm, which is the synthesis of all our life experiences that make up our vibratory signature. Our mental paradigm is formed out of our dominant attitude, values, beliefs, emotional states, preferences, and memory, all of which are synthesized to form a single unit as our “inner nature” and soul’s essence.
Our model is formed out of “mental filters” that act to sift through, activate, and “order reality” through a dynamic filtering process where we only notice and abstract from a much larger picture what matches and corresponds to our thoughts and ideas about it. The abstracted elements are then organized into a unique variation that reflects our model, allowing us to experience ourselves and come to know ourselves through our own self-created experiences. All reality, in the most basic sense, is subjective in nature, where everybody “sees” the world in a way that’s unique to them and that sets the stage necessary for them to “tell their story” about themselves and the way life is. Our experience of the outer world is formed through the relationship we have with ourselves in everything else.
While it’s safe to say that an objective reality does in fact exist, formed out of the planetary mind and soul of the Earth, we call Nature, where the same elements are seen by everyone (trees, plants, mountains, rivers, rocks, animals, etc.), how each one of us experiences those elements is different and unique to us. This objective reality we all share in common, is formed initially out of the planetary mind, called the subconscious and the collective unconscious of the group mind, which is formed initially out of the Earth’s memory as the “instinctual field”, which is what serves to inform everything it gives birth to with the life and activity it naturally takes on.
How We Form Reality Out of Our Mental State
This same group of fundamental principles is how we all act to create reality as a means of experiencing ourselves and coming to know ourselves through our own mental projection. Our “inner self” is an archetype which vibrates at the frequency of our paradigm, formed out of the summation of all our experiences, is an active, electric force that projects outward as our attention, moving through the atmosphere only bringing alive in the world around us what’s of the same nature and frequency as we are. As our mental energy expands outward it vibrates correlating aspects in the atmosphere around us, while moving through others without affecting them. This calls forth corresponding elements which are then formed into a correlating outer model of the same kind and type. It functions as a filtering mechanism that sorts out (selects) and only perceives what can be used to build an outer world that matches the inner world. Once the electrical aspect has sorted out information needed to organize and assemble itself on the outer plane, it then switches polarity and draws the mental construct created back into its core, where its integrated back into the model that produced it as an “interpretation”. The interpretation forms the basis for how we experience it, and how its translated back into memory of ourselves.
For example, a person who has formed a story about themselves as “not being good enough”, not being loved or wanted, will act to form this type of experience out of “any” situation or interaction they’re a part of. No matter how well intended the behavior of others are, they’ll interpret it in a way that “means” they’re not good enough and therefore not loved or wanted. It’s not the actual situation that determines their experience, but how they interpret the activities within that situation to “mean” they’re not good enough or wanted. Out of their own interpretation, they form the basis for how they experience it. Someone who has been betrayed or abandoned, will go into any situation with suspicion and an expectation of being betrayed and abandoned. They’ll look for and only “notice” and focus on in any situation what can be made to mean the same thing, and any contradictory information or behaviors will either go unnoticed, be intentionally ignored, or will be interpreted in a way that makes them mean something different.
Our model not only orders, assembles, and maintains our outer world, it’s also used to interpret our experiences to give them the meaning they have, out of which our story about ourselves naturally takes shape and becomes expressed outwardly as a direct experience of ourselves. The experience formed is integrated back into the model that birthed it, modifying and evolving it based on any new elements or variations acquired. As its integrated back into the model that birthed it, it becomes electrically charged and projects outward again, forming a continuous cycle of self-awareness. While we can break this process down into a working concept as a means of understanding how it functions, this is all happening instantaneously, where every aspect of the greater process is happening at the same time. It’s produced as a coherent field of light brought alive by sensation, that gives us a consistent and congruent experience of reality. We don’t realize we’re the one producing reality through our perception of it, because it happens naturally and occurs in an automatic fashion at a primarily unconscious level. We’re not aware of the fact that we’re the one creating our own experience of reality or how it is that we’re doing it, because it’s an energetic process whose active aspect is invisible and can only be known through the effect it produces as an inner experience. The outer world is shaped through the relationship that exists between our higher (inner) and lower (outer) mind.
The only way our outer world changes is when our inner world changes, because they’re projections of each other. The content of our inner world, both known and unknown, can be known and understood through its own outer reflection, which its acting to project and assimilate it. While we can act to change our outer situation and who we associate with, our inner nature and way of experiencing the world stays the same. We continue to live out of the same “story” about ourselves and life, no matter where we go, because we continue to use our mental paradigm as the basis for producing all of our experiences. As we move into a new area or situation, we continue to live out of the same paradigm where the same idea is played out with a new group of people. We have to “work on ourselves” to evolve our paradigm and the image we’ve formed of ourselves before our perception of others and life in general changes. Nothing outside of us changes until what’s producing it inside of us changes, because they’re complementary aspects of each other and are acting “on each other” to stimulate each other into existence. The outer and inner are continuations of each other on a smaller and greater scale. Internally we know ourselves through our feelings and thoughts, and externally we experience the world formed out of our thoughts and feelings.
Destiny can be a difficult idea to explain or even express accurately, because like so many aspects of the human psyche, it appears to have a twofold nature. There’s one that’s conducted with a sense of awareness and even deliberation, and one that seems to play out in a subliminal and automatic way beyond our ability to control or direct it. We all have what we can call two aspects of the mind, which form our higher and lower nature, as our higher conscious, and lower subconscious mind. These are both different aspects of the same mind and play different roles and functions in creating the perception of a unified reality, in much the same way the right and left hemispheres of the brain operate in tandem with each other. Our conscious mind is related to our higher nature of pure mind which is divine and creative, and our subconscious is related to our physical, animal soul and lower nature, which is noncreative and functions almost exclusively through automated habitual processes. The idea of destiny is directly correlated with the universal principle of “will”, which brings into question whether we have a personal will, or if it’s solely a function of our higher mind.
Just as we have two aspects of the same mind, soul, self, and body that function as complementary (polar) opposites within the formative plane of the material world, we appear to also have both a higher divine will, and a lower personal will. The question then becomes whether these are different aspects of the same thing, where one functions on the higher plane as an “entire whole”, while the other operates on the lower plane, where we’re located “within” the greater whole as an essential part of it, in order to attain it as an “experience of ourselves”. Of course the answer is it’s both – our higher will creates the whole life-cycle out of what’s called our karmic seed, where our whole life plan is created in a latent “seed form”, which is then systematically activated and set in motion through a dynamic series of life events that form a synchronized growth process. At the personal level, our will usually comes as a vision we form for our life that seems to be ingrained in us and takes shape as we grow through our life experiences. Like most mysteries, it appears to be paradoxical in nature based on which plane and aspect of the mind we’re viewing it from, yet in the overall sense, they’re fundamentally different aspects of the same thing.
One of the easiest ways to understand this concept as a universal principle, rather than a belief, is by correlating it harmoniously with the two aspects of the mind in which it unfolds systematically as being both the “whole”, and the “part located within the whole” at the same time. In order to do this, we have to view it from the same conceptual model we use for understanding how our own mind and soul operates simultaneously on two levels of the same plane, which are polarized aspects that are intermeshed in forming a single plane as a coherent whole. Where one aspect functions to form, hold together and maintain the whole while also orchestrating all the activity that takes place within it, while the other aspect is birthed fully “within it” as an intrinsic part of it in order to experience it. On one level we’re writing our own life story while also composing all the elements necessary to tell that story in a particular way, and on the other level we “enter into” and play the main character in our own story.
Life by Design
Every attribute that we are bestowed with while in our lower, subconscious, animal body, is derived from the higher, conscious, divine mind, which undergoes a conversion when it moves from creator to the character within its own creation. These two correlated planes of the mind function in polarity with each other, where one seems to be the “operator” and active component, while the other is the passive component that’s being “operated”. This makes them seem paradoxical in nature because while apart of the plane that works in a largely automatic and natural manner, we don’t realize that we’re the one who’s actually directing it from a higher state of consciousness. In order to form a clear understanding of how destiny works in determining and guiding the course of our life, we’ll look at it in terms of how each plane operates according to the laws that govern that plane while playing a complementary role in forming a greater whole. I’m going to use the model of the Kabbalah “Tree of Life” because it’s an ideal model for understanding how spirit, mind, and body are different aspects of the same thing and how our mind functions on three levels to manifest as a single reality on a fourth level as a coherent and cohesive matrix of highly organized light that forms, maintains, and animates what we experience as “reality”.
The highest aspect of the mind is called the supernal or superconscious, which contains the lower two aspects of the mind in their latent and potential state as a part of its essential nature. In order to create itself as a material being, it has to construct itself as a holographic, 3-dimensional light form. In order to do this it has to divide itself into polarized aspects that move rhythmically between two poles that are set apart from each other. All “movement”, which is the basis for “vibration”, occurs through the interaction of polarized aspects that are complementary parts of each other. Just as the superconscious contains the other aspects “within it” as a part of its essential nature, as it projects an image of itself into the lower, denser plane of light, each part is also a whole in itself, and comprised of three intrinsic parts that function as a single entity (each aspect has a triune nature). The superconscious projects itself into the lower plane of Formation (Astral plane) as the conscious (active) aspect of the mind, which is “pregnant” with the subconscious mind, which it then projects into the lower regions of the same plane as its counterpart. All “planes” are formed as a feature of the mind and like the mind are polarized, forming a higher and lower region of the same plane. Each aspect of the mind is formed as a triad that’s comprised of polarities that operate together in forming a third element as a coherent, equilibrated whole.
As the Superconscious projects itself into the lower plane as complementary aspects of itself, it forms originally as the higher conscious mind, which resides within the higher, more refined region of the formative plane, and never fully “enters into” or becomes an essential part of its own manifestation. It resides on the higher, outer plane that contains the entire material reality “within” it, and is what oversees, orchestrates, and acts to guide all the activity that unfolds systematically within the whole. The conscious mind is also polarized (a Triad) and contains the subconscious mind in its latent and potential state, which it then acts to project into the lower region of the same plane as a mirror (reverse) image of itself, forming the basis for the physical body and outer reality emanated through the body. The subconscious, birthed with the same image and likeness of the conscious mind, is also polarized and forms a Triad of “reversed polarity”. The conscious mind is the active, masculine aspect of the mind that contains the feminine aspect within it, which possesses all the attributes and properties necessary to generate a physical vehicle which it can then inhabit as a means of manifesting “within” and as an essential part of its own manifestation.
This idea is communicated in spiritual texts through the allegory of Adam and Eve, where Adam was created first as a hermaphrodite, and then Eve was “made” from one of Adams ribs to serve as his helpmate. She was fashioned from his body. This idea has further meaning when we take into consideration that the skeletal system of the body is the organ related to the “soul” and is what acts as the “structuring mechanism” of the body, making movement as activity possible, and bone marrow is what generates blood stem cells that can become red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets, and forms what we call our soul’s “essence”. The higher conscious mind is the positive pole and the subconscious is the complementary negative pole that acts to conceive the creative seed of the conscious mind and build it into an outer reality on the lower plane. These are not only polar aspects of each other as an active-positive and a passive-negative pole, they also move between planes by reversing polarity, forming what can be conceptualized as a zigzag, spiraling, back and forth movement. So what’s considered active on the higher plane is passive on the lower, and what’s passive on the lower is active on the higher.
Will and Imagination
The active force of “will” on the higher plane forms a seed-image (thoughtform) in the faculty of the imagination that’s injected into the subconscious on the lower plane, providing it with a “life pattern” (memory) that it gestates and builds into an embryonic blueprint. This embryo formed in the womb of the subconscious is what’s commonly called the etheric double, astral body, or subtle body, which becomes the holographic blueprint for not only generating and giving life to the physical body, but the entire outer reality formed within the sphere of the mind that accompanies the body. This etheric blueprint remains in an embryonic, fluidic state and is continuously seeded by the conscious mind as a means of ushering in the life events that promote new stages of growth and development. It not only acts as the memory for generating and regenerating the physical body, but also for generating a correlated outer world constructed out of the same inner nature and memory as the body. While we can view the outer world as being projected by us through our perception of it, we can also view it as an extension of us, where it’s comprised of not only the known but also the unknown elements buried deep within our own psyche.
Likewise, many have been taught to think of our mind and body as being separate from each other, yet these can also be understood as being different aspects of the same thing, where our body is “located within” the center of a much larger sphere, forming a centralized perspective within a greater whole (Monad) as a means of “experiencing ourselves”. In order to properly understand this idea, we’d have to redefine what we mean when we use the term “self”. Most people relate to the idea of the “self” as being our body and personality, when, in reality, it may be referring to our entire material existence, because on the higher plane of the mind and soul, the lower plane of material reality exists in its “entirety” as a “memory”, and it’s through the relationship we form between the inner and outer aspects of ourselves that we “perceive ourselves as another” and form an experience of ourselves through our own perception. The outer world of reality and the inner world of feeling are extensions of each other and not separate entities. They exist as polarized aspects whose interaction serves to “stimulate each other” into existence, and together form a unified field as what appears to be an inner and outer reality.
This is why your outer world doesn’t change until your inner world does, and they change as an exact correspondence to each other. As we change our inner nature by developing our character, our experience of the outer world changes in the exact same degree and proportion. This is because they’re different aspects of the same thing, where the part contains the whole and the whole is comprised of the sum of its parts. The outer world is a metaphorical reflection of the inner world, and vice versa. Reality in the most basic sense is holographic in nature, produced by splitting a coherent, concentrated beam of light in two, forming polarized aspects, where one is directed by a “mirror” to be imprinted with an image (memory), forming a 2-dimensional form, and the other is reflected back onto the image as pure (scattered) light, blending into it, forming a 6-dimensional construct, that emanates from a central axis outward, forming a highly organized body of light.
We exist simultaneously as the central axis possessed of electromagnetic poles, and as the outer sphere or toroidal field produced by an electromagnetic pulsation, where the “same energy” projects (discharges) outward in an active state, electrifying everything in its path, and then upon reaching a peripheral boundary, reverses polarity, becoming magnetic, and is drawn back into its center, where it then reverses polarity again, forming another projection. While we can view this as two separate forms of energy that are complementary to each other, in reality they’re a “single force” that’s polarized and functions systematically through “two states”, one that’s projective and one that’s receptive, and together they act to conceive and materialize their own projection. This doesn’t happen as a circulating motion – it happens at once, forming a coherent field of light that appears stable and stationary in the most basic sense, while also housing a great deal of activity that takes place within it. The outer forms the stage and setting that’s a complimentary theme for the inner character to act out its life story in a completely natural and congruent manner. One of the ways to grasp this idea is to realize that we’re on a globe (Earth) that’s spinning a thousand miles an hour on its axis while moving through space orbiting the sun at thousands of (67,000) miles an hour, while also being a part of a greater solar system that’s moving billions of miles an hour (140 miles a second) through our galaxy, and we experience “reality” as a fairly stable, somewhat calm construct of light.
Karmic Seed of Destiny
On the plane of the Superconscious, the entire life cycle of the soul is formed as an intrinsic design in its latent, unformed state of pure potential. This design, comprised of a dynamic set of attributes, qualities, and characteristics in varying degrees of development and potency, is formed out of the essence of all our previous experiences combined into a single state and coherent memory. This same principle works within our current life where all our experiences are molded into a single memory, called our paradigm. At the end of each life cycle, when the higher soul separates from the body, it absorbs all the experiences attained in that lifetime, and assimilates them to form a particular nature as our character (archetype), coupled with the memory of our own life creation. This holographic memory forms the life theme of our character and of our souls essence (inner nature), which combine to become the seed for our next life cycle as a continuation of the same idea.
An easy way to understand this idea is by looking at any seed in nature where, a cherry seed, for example, only has the potential and capacity to grow into a cherry tree. It can’t grow into an apple or peach tree because it’s perfectly designed with all the properties and elements necessary to produce a cherry tree. So, we can say with accuracy that the cherry seeds destiny is to become a cherry tree. The state and health of the cherry tree, however, is determined by what climate and conditions it’s planted in and how it grows within those conditions. If planted in the appropriate conditions – climate, soil, water, sun, etc., it grows into a healthy, robust tree, if not, it becomes spindly and frail and never grows to its full height and potential. But either way, as it matures and bears fruit, the fruit contains the seeds for producing more of the same type of cherry trees. The same principles operate consistently through all life as we know it, and we can come to understand our own nature and processes of growth and development by observing the laws of Nature.
Our karmic seed, contains the entire life plan as a life cycle, along with all the attributes and qualities in exact proportion, for systematically playing out the life plan as a natural process of growth and development within the environment and life situation we were born into. As the karmic memory-program of our souls continued development is projected (planted) into the lower, Astral Plane of Formation, it’s constructed into the astral form of our souls memory by the life force energy of our higher will, where it continues to operate through the systematic movement formed by polar aspects of the mind that are complementary to each other. On the higher plane of pure mind, memory and will (life force) are complementary features of each other, where the light body (hologram) of memory is constructed outwardly as a projection and outer reflection, forming the seed and egg for birthing itself on the lower plane of the subconscious.
The Astral Plane of Memory – Will, Thought, and Emotion
This middle plane, called the astral plane, which connects the higher archetypal plane with the lower material plane, is also polarized, and exists as two levels that house complementary aspects of the mind while functioning in a harmonious manner. Each one performs a different operation in creating a single reality. As the conscious mind “births” and projects the subconscious into the complementary, lower region of the astral plane as a reflection of itself, a conversion takes place, and what functions as “will” on the higher plane becomes “emotion and desire” on the lower plane, and what functions as “memory” on the higher plane generates “thought” on the lower plane. All emotion is correlated with instinct (memory) to produce automatic reactions and behaviors, and thought is the basis for forming and recalling memories.
While they switch positions as they move from a refined state of consciousness to a denser one of unconsciousness, they still function in the same way and serve the same basic purpose. In an unconscious state they function as automated processes formed out of memory (instinct) driven by emotional impulses, and in a conscious state, they function as thoughtforms that serve to internally generate equivalent emotions. Will is the active-electric force on the higher plane and emotion is the motivating force on the lower plane, and likewise, memory is the passive force on the higher plane, while thought is a passive construct on the lower plane. On the lower plane memory and thought are formed the same way in the faculty of the imagination, and one can be used to transform the other one, and both serve to generate feelings and emotions while also possessing the ability to transform them. As we think by forming internal representations, we generate emotions in response to our own thoughts, and as we dwell in memories of the past, we keep ourselves tuned to the same emotions we were experiencing when we formed the memories, and act to “recreate” the same type of emotional dramas of the past, in the present. As we form thoughts given life by strong feelings and emotions, we set the vibratory frequency internally for organizing and assembling the same type of ideas outside of us as a means of experiencing our own mental creations.
The higher mind contains the entire lower plane within it as a form of “predestiny”, where if we remain in a primarily unconscious state and never realize that we have the ability to direct our own life using the power of imagination and will, our destiny plays out in a completely natural way that seems beyond our control. If however, we begin waking up to the fact that we have the ability to use our conscious mind to direct our subconscious in manifesting our life in a more intentional manner, we can participate in our own evolution by advancing ourselves along our souls path. Either way, we still follow a somewhat predestined path because it’s engrained in our very nature, and comes naturally through our vision for our life, what we desire and feel passionate about, what we naturally gravitate towards and have an interest in, preferences, character traits, and so on. The difference is we can impose a new direction on our life, heal ourselves of psychological issues, practice mastering our lower nature, and greatly advance our own evolution by simply learning how to operate our own mind-body system. Our physical world doesn’t matter in the ultimate sense, because its temporary and dissolves at death, it’s the “type of experiences” we create “through” our physical circumstances that are eternal and become imprinted as a permanent record in the Akashic field of Astral Light.
When we live out of a predominantly unconscious state, where we imagine ourselves to be separate and set apart from our own outer projection, we experience everything as happening to us and beyond our ability to control it or direct its course of activity. We don’t recognize our own karma as being the fruit and seed of previous incarnations and so we lack a sense of direction and responsibility. In this instance, our destiny comes as an automated process that takes place without our direct awareness, where we’re being pulled along in a life current, and we experience ourselves as being an alien within our own manifestation. We don’t realize that our world is being created by us on the higher level of our conscious, willful mind, and that we have the ability to wake up and become conscious of our own dream, and pull ourselves ashore, where we can view life as it flows by in an automated state. Once we’re able to realize what our karma is and how that forms the basis for the unconscious activity of our current life experience, we can step into our higher mind and begin actively participating in creating and evolving our own life pattern. We can impose a direction on our life instead of being swept along in a helpless fashion.
There’s really no such thing as a personal destiny or personal will because these are a primary function and operation conducted by our higher mind which exists as the greater whole, and not as a part that transitions blindly through synchronized phases of the whole. But this can be difficult to understand due to our limited awareness of our self and our life being contained within the greater whole, and therefore unable to comprehend or conceive of it in its entirety. When we remain unaware of the fact that our life is our own creation, and we don’t understand the true nature of karma, we don’t recognize how we’re creating all of it using both our conscious and unconscious mind, then our life is predestined and transpires in what seems like an automated process. While in a predominantly unconscious state, destiny is approached more as a vision for your life that lays the foundation for a series of goals. We’re taught to visualize the reality we want to create as a material object or situation, instead of focusing on the type of experience we want to attain as a “feeling”. We then approach will as though it’s about effort in making something happen that may not be happening naturally on its own, or by resisting our own tendencies and compulsions. In this case our life is predestined and pretty much takes place without our director awareness of what’s happening and the reason it’s happening.
Karma, Will, and Destiny
Karma, will, and destiny are the same thing in the most fundamental sense. There’s no meaningful way to separate these ideas in terms of how they work together in forming the same reality as a coherent state. We can only separate them by classifying them according to their native plane in order to gain an understanding of how they function as a universal (primary) law. The higher plane of the conscious mind is the active life force that constructs a living matrix of light out of the holographic model of memory, which is then translated on the lower plane of the subconscious as emotion, passions, and desire. Destiny is formed by habitual patterns of memory compelled into an active state by the life force energy of will and emotions. As long as we live out of habitual routines and reactive behaviors that form correlated thoughts and feelings, nothing changes and we remain locked into our own karmic patterns which repeat in a rhythmic fashion based on how they’re adapted to different situations that cause them to play out in a somewhat different way.
Once we become aware of our own nature and dual aspects of our mind and how they function harmoniously in creating our reality and life out of karmic patterns, we can begin utilizing the different aspects of our being in a masterful way to self-create and determine what our life is going to be about. We can design and execute our own life experiences, which can be attained through a variety of material situations and circumstances. The faculty of the mind shared by both the conscious and unconscious, which serves as the medium of communication between them, is the imagination. Will on the lower plane functions as a kinetic force, whereas on the higher plane it’s a constructive force that designs a etheric template by translating thought into a picture or image that imitates an actual memory. This etheric holographic construct is used by the subconscious in the same way it uses memory, to build it into the existing outer reality as a means of experiencing it.
All memory, which exists as an internal mental construct formed out of astral light (subtle energy), is created by the higher mind through the faculty of the imagination, which is what the lower subconscious mind uses as “patterns of activity” (instinct) that are activated by emotion and play out in an automated fashion. We can take an existing memory and transform it in our imagination, producing an etheric template as a metaphor that provides our subconscious with a creative directive and command for what to build as an outer experience (our subconscious is obedient). We have to provide it with a seeded-idea as a thematic pattern that it can build into our existing mental model in a congruent and ecological way where it becomes a natural part of our outer world allowing us to form an “experience of it”. The experiences produced are then absorbed back into our mind and integrated into our current life memory base (model), growing and evolving it by way of any new variations acquired.
On the higher plane of creation, will acts to construct images that represent an idea in such a way that it’ll generate a natural emotional response. The subconscious uses this metaphorical idea as an actual memory and builds it into our existing mental paradigm where it becomes known through our ability to perceive it as a natural part of our outer world. This occurs naturally through different stages of growth, where ideas come to us through a form of inspiration, and as we take them in and begin thinking about them, we shape them into a sensory reality in our mind’s eye by adapting them to our mental model. Once they’ve integrated into our mental sphere, they’re birthed as a natural outgrowth.
Our mental paradigm, which is constructed out of synthesized memory, forms the “mental filters” and “lens” we “look through” to perceive and reconstruct our outer world to form a mirror image of it. It vibrates at a frequency that reforms the outer world to match it through resonance. Once we recognize the memory-patterns we’re playing out consistently in our life, we can work to alter them using the higher power of our will by reshaping them metaphorically in our imagination to form a new pattern that will bring a new type of activity and experience. This must be done in a gradual manner where the new pattern can be harmoniously integrated into the existing pattern, modifying and upgrading it. When we attempt to introduce an idea that’s too far apart or different from our existing paradigm, it can’t be logically integrated and is rejected instead. Change has to be produced in a gradual manner as a natural growth process that harmoniously moves from one state to an alternate state. The new idea being introduced has to be complementary to the existing idea and formed as an increment or phase of development. By utilizing the magical powers of our imagination we can act on our own memories to transform and morph them.
When we work in this manner to gradually transform our karmic patterns formed as memory, we begin taking control and directing our own destiny by systematically resolving our karma. As we become conscious and aware within our own life creation, we can learn how to operate our own mind in becoming self-determined, sovereign, and the author of our own life story. As we transform our inner archetypal nature the outer world changes as a direct reflection of it, and we combine the two as a means of experiencing ourselves in new ways, producing new types of memory that are accumulated and built-up overtime, reshaping our current life memory to tell a new type of story. As we act on ourselves to reshape our character and inner way of producing experiences, we simultaneously dissolve karmic patterns, replacing them with new upgraded ones, and we become the author of our own destiny, which ultimately forms the karmic seed for our next life cycle, and we progress consciously in becoming our own creator.
While the Law of Karma can be interpreted several ways, based on who’s interpreting it and their level of spiritual knowledge regarding universal laws that all life faithfully operates according to, the most basic way of looking at it in the practical sense is as the Law of Cause and Effect. Every action, no matter how great or small, produces an equal or greater reaction as a direct correspondence. This means the effect produced is of a similar nature and idea as what caused it. You can determine the cause of something by studying the effect, because they’re of the same nature. All life functions through rudimentary patterns as whole ideas. An action of any kind is a form of expression that sets a whole pattern in motion, where whatever we ‘put out’, either immediately or eventually returns to us, where we experience it as ‘happening to us’ by another. It may not come in the form of a direct action by another in relation or direct response to us, but more as the ‘same type of experience’, which touches on and brings alive in us the same feelings and issues that motivated our initial actions.
One of the ways to understand this in the basic sense, is by realizing that thought and feelings/emotions are always coupled, where one acts to stimulate and bring forth the other, and ‘vibrate in harmony’ with each other as a ‘sensational idea’ that fills us with an urge to express it. We shape an idea in our imagination as a possible experience, and the way we present the idea to ourselves generates an equivalent emotion in response to it, which becomes the motivational force for expressing it. When we act based on an emotional impulse or triggered reaction, the ‘automatic reaction’ is formed out of an unconscious pattern as a memory of some kind that was formed initially out of the same emotion that’s being stimulated by our actions. Emotion, which is the ‘motivating force’ of the material world, is always directly associated to a memory of some kind that was formed while we were experiencing the ‘same emotion’. The emotion we’re being stimulated with is what serves as the activating mechanism for an automatic (unconscious) reaction. The emotion instantly ‘references’ an associated memory by saying “this is the same as that”, and whatever memory is attached to the emotion becomes the ‘pattern’ for producing an instantaneous experience of the same nature and type.
When we live out of our emotional states and emotional triggers as a normal way of being, where we allow our emotions to run freely and determine what we focus on, think about, and what memories we replay over and over in our mind as the scenarios and dramas produced by the emotions, we live in the ‘past’ by using the same group of memories as mental filters for producing more of the same type of experiences in the present. Whatever patterns from the past we continue to run in the present, form the basis for the future. All past events that had a ‘significant emotional impact on us’ formed the basis of our initial conditioning as our complexes and ‘issues’. These behavioral dynamics play out as life dramas that we continue to act out in a repetitious manner through semi-unconscious states. Once these patterns are formed and become habitual, we usually spend the rest of our life trying to get over them. This is how our karmic patterns become established and continue to operate in a self-perpetuating manner, becoming a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.
When something happens that’s of an emotionally intense nature or that traumatizes us somehow, our mind literally fragments into what becomes disjointed parts. The traumatizing elements become disparate in terms of seeming foreign to us in the most basic sense, and as a result we don’t know how to integrate them back into mind in a healthy, meaningful way. As we refuse to express them, we eventually come to disown them completely and over time lose awareness of them altogether. When we hold back parts of ourselves by refusing to outwardly express them in our everyday life, they stay alive within us, and continue to play out subliminally. Whatever we can’t seem to express in a healthy way, we disassociate from the memory itself while maintaining the emotion connected to the memory. The emotional aspect being maintained remains active within us and continues to express in ways that are not directly associated with what caused them, making them even more difficult to recognize. The emotion then acts as a “trigger” for setting an unconscious pattern in motion as an automatic reaction or a dynamic we play out without a direct awareness of what we’re doing or why. It continues to play out internally through self-talk formed as a kind of continuous ‘story’ that we’re always in the process of telling ourselves as a means of creating how we experience things, and eventually becomes such a natural part of us that we lose our ability to “see it clearly”.
While the memory of the actual event isn’t always clear to us, the feeling and emotion we experienced at the time it occurred remains active and continues to run the ‘pattern inherent’ in the memory as a behavioral dynamic, while also acting as a mental filter for giving us an instant interpretation of any current events that are of a similar nature, connected of course, by the emotion those events stimulate in us, producing an ‘automated effect’ that resides just below the level of awareness. So, the unconscious emotional pattern continues to operate subliminally in our everyday life as a normal way of being and seeing the world, creating more of the same type of experiences over and over which develops over time into what becomes our ‘life story’. This occurs without us being aware of what we’re actually doing or the fact that we’re the one ‘doing it to ourselves’ by continuing to act out habitual patterns as emotional dramas. Because we remain pretty much unaware of what we’re doing in terms of the thematic patterns playing out and the natural behaviors involved, we form an experience of them as ‘being done to us’ by others, and over time begin forming generalized beliefs about the ‘way the world is’. Once we deny these memories to the point where they become beliefs formed into general categories that we apply across the board as a means of interpreting all our experiences to ‘mean’ the same thing, they form the basis for our ‘life theme’ as the ‘storyline’ that we continuously tell ourselves as a means of forming our ‘identity’. Our identity is formed by how we associate with our own self-produced experiences.
We’re always creating ‘how we experience’ the world around us from both conscious, self-aware aspects of ourselves, where we think and act intentionally, and unconscious, repressed aspects of ourselves playing out subliminally below the level of awareness, where they exist more as habitual feelings and emotions that run our thoughts and play out in an automatic, natural fashion, without a direct awareness of them or the fact that we can actually control and regulate them. We let our habitual emotions determine what we focus on, think about, and what thematic memories we play over and over in our mind, determining our mood in forming the same type of experiences throughout the day. We live primarily out of an unconscious state of reverie where we keep ourselves tuned to the same ideas as a vibratory frequency that we act to both transmit and receive from everything in our environment. We continue to create the same thematic patterns of our past in the present, setting the premise for future experiences of the same kind.
Karmic Patterns as Our Vibratory Signature
Naturally, all patterns are formed in our imagination as a ‘thoughtform’, shaped internally as a possible experience that brings it alive with sensations. As we form an idea in our mind as an internal experience, it acts to generate correlating emotions, forming what’s called our soul’s “signature frequency”. This frequency, formed by how we use our mind to shape our experiences, is constantly interacting with everything around us through a ‘mental signal’ we’re simultaneously transmitting and acting to receive. We ‘tune ourselves’ to a particular frequency through the patterns inherent in our own emotional thoughts. While we tend to say that all vibration has a pattern and a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it, we can think of this more accurately as forming an idea (pattern) on the inner planes of the mind as a ‘sensory reality’ that serves as a kind of archetype or ‘metaphorical theme’, which simultaneously generates correlating emotions in response to it, causing it to ‘vibrate’. We infuse it with our own lie-power. The imaginary thoughtform is the pattern, and the emotion generated is the active force that couples with it and interacts with the material world to ‘assemble it’ into a corresponding outer reality through sympathetic resonance, allowing us to ‘experience it’.
As we vibrate at a particular frequency formed by our own thoughts, both emitting and conceiving that frequency, we act to simultaneously attract those functioning through the same frequency as a life-theme, while repelling anyone of a particularly different pattern-frequency. This is generally experienced as having “chemistry” with some people and activities, while being virtually unaffected by other people. When you come into a new situation, certain people immediately stand out and you notice them above others, some people sort of stand out as a secondary thought, and others you look right past without really noticing them. You gravitate towards the people who really stand out, interacting with them further, and the more you interact with them, the more you either feel an affinity towards them, or you lose interest and feel like you don’t have much in common. Occasionally you really feel stimulated by someone and begin building a relationship with them, or you feel an intense connection with someone and become infatuated with them. All of this occurs in a completely natural way, because it’s all being conducted subliminally by the energetic make-up of everyone involved.
We naturally gravitate towards and end up in a relationship with those who vibrate at a similar frequency, and who have been engrained with corresponding life-patterns and live out of similar emotional states. When they come together, they feel like they already “know” each other because there’s a distinct sense of familiarity and they instantly relate to each other. This experience of vibrating in harmony with someone comes as a feeling of euphoria that fills us with a kind of instant love for them. This is what we often refer to as having chemistry with someone, or “love at first sight”, where an immediate connection is both felt and recognized as a strange kind of affinity with someone we hardly know.
This is the basis for karmic relationships, where we congruently act out the same life-patterns with each other, propelled into motion and maintained by the same group of emotions that correlate to the patterns. They become a co-star in our movie, where they play a complementary role in telling the same type of story, and we become one in theirs. This is easily recognized, especially as you get older and have more life experiences where patterns become self-evident, by becoming aware in all relationships that a dynamic immediately begins taking shape as the relationship steadily becomes established. The dynamic that naturally takes shape allows each person to “play out” their conditioned tendencies as all their repressed, disowned, unconscious issues. Each person immediately begins taking on a complementary role in playing out the same drama together.
A person who’s insecure, for example, will naturally attract and establish a relationship with someone who makes them feel insecure and accentuates their dominant insecurities. Likewise, someone who doesn’t “feel good enough” for some reason, will attract and enter into relationships with those who continue to feed and bring out their feelings of not being good enough, and so on. While, at the same time, switching roles in the same dynamic and giving the other person back the same treatment. For example, someone who’s sensitive to being criticized, will not only unknowingly display the attitude and behaviors that cause them to be criticized, but also criticizes others in the same way they’re criticized, or they act hurt and sulk, causing the other person to feel guilty. It all depends on what the actual dynamic is they share in common. While all dynamics follow universal themes, they all have their own unique twist based on the situations and the type of dynamics they were developed in.
Whatever pattern is shared between two people, becomes the nature of the emotional drama and dynamic played out by how they naturally interact, where each person plays a complementary role in acting out the same pattern. We attract and feel attracted to those who have been conditioned with the similar issues, beliefs, behavioral tendencies, and family dynamics, as a ‘thematic pattern’ that establishes and maintains the relationship. These are called ‘karmic relationships’, which involve any and all relationships that are maintained for any period of time. The problem usually stems from us not knowing that all our relationships provide us with the basis for acting out unconscious tendencies formed through our initial conditioning, which is providing us with the opportunity to begin realizing what they are and the role we’re playing in producing and keeping them alive.
If we fail to “wake up” in the midst of our own dream, where we gain insight into our own unconscious patterns being acted out through impulses, then we continue to act them out faithfully through our very nature, attitude, natural behaviors, habitual emotional states and the thought processes that result from them. We tend to stay locked into the thematic patterns formed out of the memories of our childhood conditioning, which become the themes we build our identity around, and as a result, we become prisoners of our own unconscious creation. If, however, we can gain insights into our own unconscious tendencies, where we become self-aware and momentarily realize what’s actually happening and what our part is in creating it, we can begin prying open the door to greater and more profound forms of self-awareness, where we can begin consciously employing our ability to create our own life in a more intentional and deliberate way. We can act within our own life to change our part in the habitual patterns we consistently play out unknowingly with others, breaking our own self-induced trance.
Karma as the Basis for Healing and Self-Development
Another way of understanding the value and power of karma, comes by realizing it’s only the people we love and care deeply for that have the ability to “drag us through the mud”, so to speak. It’s in caring enough about another that we are emotionally compelled and set an intention to help them through difficult times and bad situations, without getting discouraged or giving up. As we help them through a bad situation, we simultaneously work through the same issues ‘we have’ in relation to their problem and develop the character traits necessary for staying with the process long enough to help them make it through. It’s only when we care enough about someone that we’re willing to walk through the fire with them and do whatever it takes, that we also develop correlated aspects of our own character.
For example, when we don’t have a drug problem or addiction ourselves, yet someone we love does, helping them through their addiction and the relapses that commonly take place along the way, can require us to exercise extreme forms of patience, perseverance, moral strength of will, hope, mental endurance, understanding, and compassion. It’s only when we care enough that we stay with the process through all its ups and downs, long enough to accomplish it with the other person, while simultaneously going through our own issues in regard to it. Such as feeling scared, not knowing what to do, feeling disappointed, lied to, betrayed, let down, losing hope, feeling stressed, and disillusioned in the most basic sense. As we go through a gamut of unruly emotions and struggle through the process necessary to push through the low points, we develop certain parts of our character to a new level. The very issues and traits that arise in us while working to help them, are the same ones related to their weaknesses and that are needed to overcome their addiction.
As we relate to them in understanding the problem they’re facing, it automatically stimulates and calls forth the same traits in us. This allows us to consciously work on developing those traits within ourselves in relation to them, and as we develop them into strengths by embodying them, we simultaneously strengthen those same traits ‘in them’. Whatever we ‘demonstrate’ through our presence, mindset, and outward actions, is ‘causal’ in nature, and works energetically to stimulate, bring alive, and call forth the same traits and way of being in the other person. We’re always teaching whatever it is we consistently demonstrate through our presence and how we’re being. Our presence is an ‘energetic state’ formed out of our state of mind as our character, and acts ‘on’ everything around us to stimulate and call forth the same internal qualities. People learn in the most basic sense by ‘imitating’ what’s being modeled for them by another.
When we feel frustrated and want to give up because we feel what we’re doing isn’t working or is a waste of time, it’s the perfect opportunity to exercise new forms of patience, determination, and mental endurance. As soon as we feel hopeless in a situation, we’re able to not only tap into what causes feelings of hopelessness, but also their counterparts needed to reestablish a sense of hope. All character traits have a polar-opposite that can be used to develop them. These are commonly referred to as vices (weaknesses) and virtues (strengths), which are opposite of each other as ‘extremes’ of the same thing as a state of being. Being a coward, for example, is opposed to be courageous, both of which are a possible response to fear (fight or flight). When you feel afraid and want to give up, quit, or run away from what you’re afraid of, and you move into an objective (unemotional) perspective, you can ‘choose’ to be courageous instead, and confront or take action despite the fear, and in doing so, you strengthen and develop an internal sense of courage and mental fortitude. If you set an intention to do this every time you feel afraid, you’ll begin creating more and more experiences of yourself being brave and strong, and they’ll act to gradually transform your fears into feelings of moral strength and confidence. This also causes the tendency to feel easily overwhelmed and intimidated to go away, being replaced with the ability to get a handle on your life and resist cravings, impulses, and weakness that leads to relapsing.
Allow yourself to realize that when you relate to someone in terms of their problems and the issues their dealing with, and you gain rapport with them, that you’re ‘stimulated’ by correlating character traits. By turning inward and becoming aware of what’s becoming active within you, you’re able to realize what the deficiencies are that are facilitating the problem. By working on the internal traits being stimulated in you by another, changing your own vibratory nature in response to them, you simultaneously influence those same traits to become active in them. This is what rapport means. It’s a form of ‘energetic entrainment’ that forms the basis for hypnosis. By working with the same traits and issues in yourself that are being stimulated by another, you impose a direct influence on those same traits in the other person through ‘sympathetic resonance’. When two vibrations of a similar enough nature come in near proximity of each other, they gradually begin vibrating in harmony with each other. The key in this process is to maintain an awareness of what’s happening to you internally in relation with them, so you don’t get pulled into an unconscious state where you take on and begin expressing the same trait and issue, and instead, once rapport is achieved and briefly maintained, begin gradually transforming it in yourself to a more positive expression, and they’ll naturally follow.
All of your karmic interactions, which means the ones that we find particularly stimulating and call forth a reaction of some kind in us, provide us with a window into repressed aspects of our own nature, and the patterns playing out in us at an unconscious, or semi-unconscious level. When we’re aware of this, it also provides us with the ripe opportunity for healing our own conditioned patterns, and the basis for transforming them through a form of conscious self-development. Once we recognize the unconscious patterns activated and set in motion through feelings and emotional triggers, we can begin working with our conscious mind to resolve and transform them into new patterns we design intentionally.
If we realize that going through difficult situations with those we love and care about provides us with the means for also transforming the same traits and issues in ourselves, we become empowered creators in the most basic sense. It helps us understand that the way to help others is by helping ourselves in regard to the same issues and character traits involved in those issues. We can only see and work deliberately with what’s in an ’active state’ and expressing through a correlated life dynamic. As we go through life problems with others, it acts to develop us in the same way and through the same means, strengthening our bond with them and with humanity as a whole. We work to influence the world around us not by acting on it set apart from us, but by connecting with it as an equivalent internal state, recognizing what comes alive inside of us as a part of it, and then working to develop those qualities and character traits to a positive and more empowered level.
Whatever we cultivate within as a fundamental part of our nature, tunes and determines our mental frequency, and when maintained intentionally, influences everything and everyone around us to match our vibration. But we have to be able to hold ourselves to a higher level of development without being pulled back down to a lower level through emotional or sentimental sympathy. The way to heal others is to heal those same issues and traits in ourselves. By doing our healing work diligently, we simultaneously act to heal others and the world at large. The internal world is what forms the vibration for ordering and organizing the outside world into the same pattern and qualities, but we have to be able to maintain a high vibration while being influenced by lower vibrations long enough to begin raising them. If we allow our vibration to drop or begin matching other people’s vibration, then we fall into the same mindset and begin participating in acting out the same dynamics as they are.
All humans are multidimensional beings in the most basic sense of existing simultaneously on 3 interwoven planes, with a dual nature that functions as complementary opposites in forming a single reality. Our dual nature is comprised fundamentally of both a conscious and unconscious mind which are directly correlated with a higher, and lower soul. We are a combination, in every sense of the idea, of both an animal and a god, a product of the group mind of Nature, where we exist as part of a kingdom, class, and species, governed by the group mind of the collective unconscious where we’re shaped primarily by other beings and our environment; and as divine beings endowed with a conscious, self-aware mind and the ability to create ourselves as an individual while determining the course of our own destiny.
These dual aspects of us do not exist independent of each other, but as different aspects of the same mind and soul, which perform specialized functions in creating and maintaining a consistent experience of reality. The organized (polarized) field of starlight (astral light) we have come to call “reality” is formed and maintained by the collective unconscious of Nature and provides us with the means for experiencing ourselves, while simultaneously shaping ourselves through the nature of our own experiences. These two aspects of the group and individual mind are contained within an even greater mind that acts to form and birth them, known as the superconscious mind of universal intelligence, cosmic consciousness, and the Universal Soul. This is the aspect of the mind known as the “archetypal plane” where “ideas” exist in a latent, unformed state of pure potential. This aspect of our mind and self exists as an “archetype” of a “particular nature” and is not based on memory in terms of how we normally think of it as being attained from a personal existence.
The archetypal Soul is “causal” in nature and comprised of a formula of attributes developed to different degrees that imbue us with specific characteristics that express as natural behaviors in telling a particular type of story or myth. Archetypes are “wholes” that contain within them every aspect of what becomes expressed as a cohesive reality that brings a particular type of experience. Each aspect of our mind plays a complementary role in forming a single reality as a mental construct formed as an outer projection of our own inner nature. We shape ourselves as divine beings out of the experiences we act to produce mentally and emotionally based on how we associate and thereby identify with our own mental projection.
The Holographic Nature of the Mind and the Law of Polarity
The terms mind, soul, and self are synonymous and like the term’s conscious, subconscious, and superconscious, are names given to different aspects and specialized functions of the same thing. Throughout this article they will be used interchangeably based on what aspect or function is being considered in contemplating the construction and operation of the whole in which they are a “part”. There’s no meaningful way to separate them because each one systematically evolves out of the inherent nature of the other as a growth process and are completely interdependent. Any attempts to handle them as separate ideas leads to a misguided perception and distorted interpretation. The 3 aspects of the mind represent fundamental principles in terms how each aspect functions on its own plane, which are all formed and maintained as a projection of each other. The 3-fold nature of the mind is represented symbolically by the Triad (triangle), which reproduces itself as a Triad (whole unit) on each of the 3 parallel planes that are complementary in forming a single reality. The mind is a “hologram” where each aspect or part is a reflection of the whole and contains all the properties and characteristics of the whole in every part.
The Triad represents the Law of Polarity, which forms the basis for vibration as a spinning vortex of energy that constructs a matrix of light as a 3-dimesional form through movement between a positively charged pole (electric), and a negatively charged pole (magnetic), where they both push apart and pull together at the same time, creating “space” as the basis for dimension. These polarized forces can only be reconciled by forming a 3rd element as a “new state”. This 3rd element, represented by the element of “air” (symbolic of thought), is formed by combining heat and moisture to form an atmospheric effect as a field of polarized light that becomes a mental map for condensing into a material form, represented by the element of earth. All material objects appear to both radiate an outer field of light and be encapsulated and sustained by it. Every physical object, no exceptions, is accompanied by an energy field (called dark energy or dark matter) that’s spherical and shaped like an egg, that completely envelops and sustains the material form. This field of polarized light is what “in-forms” and “animates it with life”, seemingly from within. This idea is represented by the Earth being a material sphere that’s surrounded by and contained within a greater sphere of light that appears to be radiating from it, while also being sustained by it, which also contains all the “memory of Nature”, we call “instinct”.
This invisible energy field “is” what’s also called the etheric double which exists in the fundamental sense as an “organized field of memory” that endows the lifeform with an “inner nature” and personality. This memory, in the typical sense, is also a material construct formed on the inner planes of the “mind” out of subtle energy called “astral light”, which is what not only forms the “etheric blueprint” for constructing and regenerating the material form, but also serves as a “medium” between the different planes and aspects of the same mind. This etheric sheath that connects the higher mental plane with the lower material plane can be conceptualized as an “embryo” and “womb” of creation. The higher conscious mind of the divine soul, which is endowed with the ability to “create itself” as an “entire reality”, acts to “seed” the lower, material mind with a suggestion that serves as a metaphor for creating as an outer experience. The material mind of the subconscious conceives and gestates it by building it into the existing mental model (etheric template) being used to perceive the outer world, where it appears as a natural part of reality, allowing us to “experience it”.
How We Build Our Own Outer World
While we’re incarnate in a physical body, we consistently project the outer reality of our inner nature as a means of experiencing ourselves, and through our self-generated experiences, we come to know ourselves as we exist in whole form. We come to know who we “are” as a higher, divine being capable of also creating ourselves through our entire reality, because we’re the one producing all of it. Not as a finite material construct or objective reality that exists independently of us or our ability to determine it, but as the mental construct necessary to experience ourselves through our own mythology. Our outer reality is formed through our perception of it, and our perception is formed through a dynamic correlation of mental filters that only activate, abstract, and call forth (order information) what matches our archetypal nature and reconstructs it into a complementary outer variation necessary to have a particular type of experience.
Our mental model is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences built into a single memory. This holistic memory forms the perceptual lens we “look through” and the basis for how we “interpret” what we see to make it “mean something”. The meaning we give things simultaneously creates on 3 levels (is holographic), and means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation with it all. Meaning forms a “theme” out of which our life story naturally takes shape, giving all our life experiences continuity. This theme is born out of our initial conditioning as a child where we tried to make sense of what was happening in the world around us while making everything “about us” or our fault somehow. We were operating purely out of the group mind of our subconscious, while our rational, reasoning mind was only beginning to develop. From this perspective we “became” whatever we heard being said about us because we didn’t have the ability to discriminate or make accurate judgments about what was happening. We thought that whatever was happening with our parents and family was somehow our fault or that we deserved what was happening to us.
The primary theme of our life-story started taking shape out of the emotions we were consistently experiencing and the family dynamics we were a part of as a child, and by the time our rational mind began developing, our emotional life shaped the nature of our thoughts and what we began telling ourselves as a way of trying to understand what was happening to us and around us. The beliefs we formed about ourselves out of our childhood conditioning became a self-fulfilling prophecy and formed the basis for how we continued to create our experiences as a means of providing us with more and more of the same type of experiences. This is because memory, like the mind that forms it, is archetypal in nature and acts as a metaphor for producing endless variations of the same overall idea, while simultaneously acting to shape our inner nature as a correspondence.
The Nature of an Archetype
An archetype is what we can call an “idea” that’s holistic and thematic in nature and serves as a prototype or generalized pattern for producing an infinite number of variations that all still hold true to the same basic idea. It’s comprised of a select set of attributes and qualities that form distinct characteristics as an “inner nature” that expresses naturally through behaviors and activities that come automatically in a spontaneous manner. It’s a “whole unit” that contains everything needed to produce a variety of forms that all possess the same nature and express to form the same type of outer reality as a standard universal theme. While it fluctuates by adapting to numerous situations and circumstances, its intrinsic nature remains consistent. These fluctuations come by whatever it combines with, blends into mentally, and forms into as a unique variation of the same overall theme.
Archetypes, like all creative forces of Nature that manifest as a physical form, exist as polarized pairs (twins) that are complementary in nature. In the divine realm they are represented as couples that are gods and goddesses, who are endowed with masculine and feminine attributes that are complementary in nature, and as male and female gender that are portrayed as being married or siblings, and sometimes both. Polarities act “on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression. We only develop new qualities by interacting with complementary energies outside of us that serve to activate and bring out matching qualities that are latent within us. We never actually “acquire” attributes from an outside source, but once a quality that was previously latent within us begins expressing in creating “new types of experiences”, they serve to transform and evolve our “inner nature” to a new level of self-awareness and self-expression. Our inner nature is what forms how we experience ourselves as a part of everything around us and is what forms the basis for all our thoughts and activities. The most basic way we transform and grow ourselves is by learning how to form new types of experiences.
An archetype, in the most basic sense, is a coherent memory that forms a metaphorical idea as a life-theme, which fluctuates through a range of possible states based on what qualities are developed to what degree, and in what way in terms of the dynamic that was used as the means of developing them. Dynamics, which are behavioral patterns of a relationship where each person plays a particular role in how they interact, all correspond to greater universal themes. All of life as we know it is comprised of various archetypes that play specialized roles in forming a greater universal theme. Archetypes are highly adaptable to their environment and form modifications of themselves as a process of evolving to higher and lower states of consciousness, while still maintaining the same basic nature and set of natural behaviors.
How the One becomes the Many
This idea is expressed as the “One” being infinite and eternal in nature, always remaining the “same”, while acting as the progenitor for an infinite number of various forms, each bestowed with a somewhat unique personality and outer appearance, while being of the same basic nature and displaying the same type of behaviors and activities attributed to their “class, type, and species”. In the animal kingdom, for example, all canines display the same behaviors assigned to their class and breed, yet each one does those same behaviors in a way that’s unique to them based on their “personality”. It’s only their personality that distinguishes them from all others of the same breed and class. Humans share this same tendency through their “lower, animal nature”, where they behave in very similar ways, differing only in how they do those same behaviors. Every person lives out of a story of their own making that follows a common universal theme yet has a unique twist to it based on the patterns formed through their formative conditioning.
Humans are the only beings on the planet who are “self-aware”, able to perceive themselves as independent of their environment, and endowed with ability to “create themselves” using the mental capacities of self-realization, creative imagination, reasoning, and will in the ability to make decisions for themselves that separate them from the crowd. We form an image of ourselves based on how we associate with other people, our immediate environment and what’s going on around us that we’re a part of, and the story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things as a means of creating how we experience them. We act to form our perception of reality, create how we experience it, and then associate with our own experiences, shaping our identity as a result. No other animal or being on the planet acts to form their own “identity” as an “individual” that sets them apart from the group. This is a unique attribute of human beings that comes through the “conscious aspect of the mind”, which is “creative in nature”.
In terms of our lower nature as an animal soul, we’re all members of the same class and kingdom, called the kingdom of man, where we all have a similar appearance and set of natural behaviors and tendencies, driven by emotional impulses, with the only real difference being “how we do” those same activities through our personality. Once we enter puberty, we begin developing our higher mind in being able to “shape our identity” by deciding who and how we’re going to be in any situation, and in being able to intentionally develop desired qualities in ourselves that act to shape our inner nature. As we begin taking control of our own development, we also begin shaping our perceptual lens which changes how the world appears to us, bringing us new types of experiences. Through creating new experiences of ourselves, we act “on ourselves” to grow and transform us to a new state of being. No other being or soul on this planet has this ability because no other animal has a “conscious mind” that can “think” and project the reality of their thoughts. All animals and beings with a soul reside completely within the class of the group mind they’re associated with formed out of the “memory of the Earth’s soul”.
One of the problems we have in understanding this idea is that we often fail to recognize that the Earth is a “living sentient being” and an archetype (like all planets are), comprised of a set of attributes, qualities, and characteristics as “memory” inherent in its “astral body” (atmosphere illuminated by the sun), that generate the dynamic lifeforms of the planet, all of which play a particular role and function in a greater, unified, eco-system. All life on Earth functions as a single entity and coherent reality. We experience this as being what we can safely call an “objective reality” comprised of the same basic material elements of Nature and human invention, which is “perceived differently” by every person. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is “subjective” in nature because we’re the one forming it as a projection of our own mental paradigm. Our mental paradigm, which is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences into a “single memory”, is an archetype that emanates its own outer reality as a perception of itself on a greater scale.
The outer world is formed as the “theme” inherent in the inner world of our character, which sets the stage for consistently producing a particular type of experience of ourselves. The outer world only changes in terms of how it appears to us when we work on ourselves to develop our character to form a new “state”. The outer world changes in the exact same way and proportion as our inner world, because they’re formed out of the same archetypal matrix as a continuation of each other. The outer world is the stage and setting we use as the means of expressing ourselves in telling a story about who we are as a means of experiencing ourselves through and as our own creation.
When we hear the saying “we all manifest our own reality”, this doesn’t mean in the literal sense of the actual material world of Nature that makes up our “common reality”, it means we only “notice and abstract” from the outer world the same attributes and characteristics that are inherent in our paradigm-archetype, and reorganize them to form a new variable that mirrors back to us our own feelings, thoughts, values, and beliefs about it. Our expectations going into any situation shape how we experience it based on what we notice, pull forth, and use as the means of creating how we experience it. Our archetypal model forms the mental filters that shape the perceptual lens we look through as the means of experiencing the outer world. We only perceive outside of us what also exists inside of us, and what’s inside of us is formed out of the memory we have formed of ourselves.
Memory is the etheric blueprint as an energetic infrastructure that gives rise to our material existence and forms the metaphorical theme that shapes all our experiences. We only perceive outside of us what matches and can be interpreted to mean the same thing as what’s formed in our mind and imagination. In this sense we are the sole creator of both our self and our life. What tends to make this difficult to fully comprehend is that the greater part of the process is conducted below the level of awareness, where it happens instantaneously and in a completely natural and automatic way. No other animal on the planet lives in a reality of their own making, creates how they experience that reality, and shapes themselves by how they associate with their own creation. This is a unique attribute of human beings who are bestowed with a conscious mind.
The One and the Many – Our Mortal and Immortal Soul
In the most fundamental sense, archetypes, which serve as a “classification” for all creation, are “immortal” and exist eternally, while the wide variety of forms produced by that archetype are “mortal” and temporary. What this means is that when an animal dies, its consciousness, which is a part of the collective memory of its species, is absorbed back into its archetypal class as the collective memory of that species and type. This “collective memory” is what forms the “instinctual field” that exists within the atmosphere (Soul) of the Earth and is what not only acts to produce the living being, but also imbues it with all its natural qualities, intelligence, and behaviors. This is what you might call the Earth’s consciousness experiencing itself through its own creation. The Earth is an archetype, just as all heavenly and planetary bodies are, and is comprised of a wide variety of archetypes it acts to generate, all of which play a specialized role in forming an even greater theme as a universal archetype. All life on Earth, and all beings with an animal soul, return to the archetypal memory of the Earth’s soul when they die, because they don’t possess a “conscious mind” or “individuality” that sets them apart as a class of their own. Their consciousness returns to and remains a part of the group consciousness of the collective memory of its archetypal class.
This same principle applies to human beings in terms of our physical existence in an “animal body”, which is bestowed with a personality and set of natural behaviors employed by all humans in general. This part of us forms what’s called our “first birth” as our “formative conditioning” where we take on the qualities and traits being expressed by everyone around us and are shaped as a part of a group dynamic. We’re all born into this world with only our subconscious-animal mind functioning, where our conscious mind exists in a latent state as a form of “seed” that begins growing as we mature. While in a purely unconscious state we’re shaped in “association” with others and our environment, where we function as a part of a group (family unit and living situation) and lack any form of individuality outside of our personality. We are conditioned with the same attitude, values, beliefs, tendencies, and dynamics (behavioral patterns) that are consistently playing out around us and that we’re a natural part of. This forms what you can think of as our lower nature, animal soul, and personality.
The conscious aspect of our mind is the part of us that’s “creative” in the most basic sense and develops in four stages of seven-year increments. This can be easily understood by recognizing that a child is initially completely dependent on and perceives itself as being one with its parents (particularly the mother) and family group up until around the age of 7 or 8, and lives completely out of its personality and genetic makeup. At around the age of 7, the conscious mind begins developing and coming into play where the child begins thinking for itself, forming interpretations about what’s going on around them, and begins developing the ability to problem solve, discriminate, make judgments of their own, and begins forming their “own memories” as the basis for shaping their own experiences. This is self-evident in realizing that we have very few memories of ourselves and our life before the age of 6 or 7, because we live solely out of our natural instincts and the tendencies formed out of our genetic makeup shared by all family members. Memory, in terms of a mental picture, is actually something we “create” as an internal representation using our creative imagination, which is a faculty of our higher, conscious mind.
Somewhere between the age of 7 and puberty (12 to 14), we start becoming more independent, forming our own thoughts about things, start forming friendships outside our family group and immediate environment, become a part of social groups, and begin separating mentally and emotionally from our parents where we begin sensing ourselves as an individual. Once we enter puberty our hormones kick in and we begin a quest of self-discovery by trying on different ways of being, sensing ourselves in different ways where we can “decide” what we like and what we don’t like. We begin experimenting by exercising our ability form “who we are” as our own person. We move from relating primarily with our family and immediate surroundings to building our identity and self-image as a part of a social group.
By around 21, we officially become an “adult” where we take over responsibility for our own life creation through our ability to make calculated decisions for ourselves that impose a direction on our life, and we become independent in our own right. By the time we approach 28 to 30, we’ve usually established our own life, have a career in place that provides us with financial stability, and have often started our own family and become parents ourselves. Up to this point we’ve developed ourselves and our life out of the patterns, traits, and tendencies of our conditioning, where all our activities come automatically in what seems like a completely natural way, forming our “identity” as an individual. Our identity emerges naturally as an extension of our personality born out of our conditioning and forms the basis of our “life story” as a universal theme. This is the part of us that strives to be accepted as a part of a group, fears being alone, and needs to be “in a relationship” to know who we are and have a sense of purpose. While we’ve developed the ability to create the reality of our beliefs and thoughts, we haven’t yet realized that’s what we’re doing, or more importantly, “how it is” we’re doing it. We imagine life is happening “to us” in a random and unpredictable way and is beyond our ability to control or determine it.
Our conditioned self is what’s called our lower self, our lower nature, subconscious mind, animal soul born out of the group mind of humanity, and the ancestral memory inherent in our genes that’s developed through our family dynamic. This part of us, lacking any true form of individuality achieved by actively creating our identity from a conscious and self-aware state, is born out of the archetype of humanity as a “class and species of the Earth”, and is “mortal”, because at death, it returns to the group memory it was formed out of. It’s absorbed back into the collective consciousness of humanity and forms the basis for future generations and personalities of the human species, all endowed with the same basic nature.
Our conscious mind and higher self, also referred to as our “divine nature”, is what gives us the primal ability to create ourselves as an individual that’s unique in our own right and sets us apart from the group mind of humanity. This is the part of us that’s self-aware, forms realizations about ourselves as a form of self-analysis and judgment where we can actively “choose” how and who we want to be in any situation. This is our “morality and conscience” that perceives and works with ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, constructive and destructive, and is the “decision maker” that employs willpower in disciplining ourselves to take the actions necessary to turn our decisions into a reality, moving out of an unconscious existence and into a fully awake and self-aware one.
When we step into our higher, divine nature as our own creator, and we become responsible for who we become as an individual, we fashion ourselves as an “archetype” that’s unique in nature. We do this by intentionally developing latent qualities to a new level of expression, changing our “internal formula of qualities”. By working on ourselves to develop our own character to a new level of self-expression, we produce new experiences that are simultaneously molded into our existing circle of experiences, upgrading and evolving them to a new level of consciousness. As we intentionally “act on ourselves” to evolve ourselves by growing our internal nature to a new level of self-expression, we become responsible for what we create. The part of us fashioned by our own hand is the part of us that’s “immortal” and forms the archetype (karmic seed) for all our succeeding incarnations into new physical forms. This is what’s called our “second birth”, where we step out of our unconscious conditioning and begin shaping ourselves in our own image, fashioned by our own hand. We become self-made, self-determined, and an immortal god.
Death and Separation
When we die, our conscious mind separates from our subconscious mind, and our bodily form begins dissolving, returning to the earthly substance it was formed out of. Our lower, group-oriented nature returns to the archetypal memory of humanity, while our higher, divine, self-created nature returns to the archetypal memory of our own making, formed out of the synthesis of all our incarnations. Only the part of us that’s consciously fashioned using the capacities of our higher, creative mind are immortal in the sense that we “maintain” our individual status as an archetype of a unique classification, which forms the basis for our eternal souls’ future incarnations as a unique individual. The conscious aspect of mind returns to its own plane, and the subconscious aspect of the Earth remains in its own plane.
When we live out of our conditioned mind through numerous lifetimes, we become a permanent part of the group mind and lose our individuality, rendering ourselves “mortal”. When we’re reborn in our life and begin taking over creating ourselves in a conscious and deliberate way, we shape ourselves as a divine, archetypal being of our own making, and we become immortal in our own right. All humans are born into this world with 2 minds as a personality and identity, and are both mortal and immortal, and through our awareness, desires, decisions, and willed actions, or lack of awareness, inability to make well thought out decisions, and always going along with the will of others who make our decisions for us, we either shape our own destiny and reside in the heavens with the gods, or reside on earth as a permanent part of the human species.
We’re often told in various spiritual doctrine that man exists as a microcosm formed as a reflection of the macrocosm, that the entire macrocosm exists in the nature of man, and that the Cosmos can be known intimately by observing and coming to understand our own inner nature. This is because the same universal principles as a self-organizing process are at work in both, only on different scales and magnitudes. In order to understand what this means in the practical sense we have to build a new model for understanding it that will allow us to see it in a new and more implicit way. Whatever paradigm we use in looking at something determines our ability to comprehend it in a way that breeds a fundamental understanding of it in terms of how it functions and what it means about us and our relationship with the world around us. Let’s begin exploring this idea together with new eyes by building an appropriate model for understanding our intimate connection with the miraculous universe which we are an intrinsic part of, and that will help us in understanding the laws at work in forming, sustaining, and imbuing the cosmos with life.
The very basis of the invisible medium that permeates the entire universe is plasma, and plasma plays a dominant role in the physics of the cosmos, which is considered to be infinite and eternal. This infinite span of what seems like “empty space” exists primordially as a latent field formed out of plasma that acts as a “medium” for electrical impulses to propagate through. While some scientists call plasma the 4th state of matter, I believe it’s more accurate to call it the 1st state, because it’s what possesses the “self-organizing mechanism” out of which all other states emerge as a part of a holistic process that ultimately works to shape all material forms. There’s an invisible, undetectable “state of energy” that exists at a deeper, finer level as oscillating plasma that’s billions of times smaller than the atom and of an extremely high frequency. This incredibly fine grain of plasma is called “planck plasma” in physics and is what forms the invisible infrastructure of space. This field of subtle energy, which also functions as a medium, is accompanied by an electrical force which it acts as a passive receptor for, forming an electromagnetic field.
Plasma is filled with giant filaments of electrons and ions (atoms with a net electrical charge). These filaments twist together due to electromagnetic fields, forming vortices that cause some of their vast energy to be converted into matter, which ultimately results in the formation of galaxies and heavenly bodies. When an electric force charges plasma, it forms into a gas-like substance (nebula) that behaves a little bit like gas, a little bit like a fluid, and a little bit like a solid (it contains the 4 elements as states that emerge out of it), and due to being comprised all these elements, it forms its own “state”. The 4 elements are combined in such a way that a new element and state is formed. The universe as we currently know it is made up of 99.999% plasma, and the rest is plasma that has cooled off and formed into gases, fluids, and solids, forming the material world we call Nature and the celestial bodies of the cosmos.
Plasma is unique in the sense that it has “self-organizing” behaviors inherent in it and is “charged” with a frequency where it acts as a medium for information to flow through in interwoven currents. This field of plasma in its latent state is what’s commonly referred to as the “ether” and exists in a state of “probability”, which means it contains all “possibilities” for creation in their “potential state”. Electricity as an active force propagates through this passive medium and whatever becomes electrified comes alive with activity and begins organizing into a living entity. Vortices (spinning fields) are organized that form very specific crystalline geometry (torus as an electromagnetic sphere), and as it organizes it forms very specific dynamics through polarity. The entire cosmos and material world is formed through the interaction of polar opposites that “stimulate” each other into “existence”. These polar opposites are “complementary” in the sense that through their dynamic interaction new qualities, states of being, and material formations “emerge” and form into a “new state” as a coherent field that transforms and evolves the existing one.
Self-organization is a concept of “self-emergence”, which occurs when an entity is observed as having properties its individual parts don’t have on their own. Properties are qualities that form characteristic behaviors, which only emerge when the “parts interact”. Self-organization often occurs through what seems like random fluctuations in the ether, which can be conceptualized as dormant qualities that are stimulated by an outside force, bringing them alive and calling them forth in an active state of expression. New possibilities for expression seem to emerge out of nowhere. This can also be thought of as our “etheric double” which contains all of our soul’s memory (character traits) in its latent state, which is steadily activated and brought out through our interactions with those who possess complementary aspects of the same qualities. This finer plasmic field of pure potential, is what’s also referred to as the “quantum plenum” out of which polarized particles systematically emerge and exist for a period of time. Information as possibilities appear as “random flashes” (sparks) that blink in and out of the quantum plenum, and only begin organizing into a structured form when “charged” by an electrical current.
Where does this “state of energy” come from that seemingly comes out of nowhere? The plasma we see throughout the universe comes from an even deeper level that’s completely invisible with no physical properties, called “planck plasma”, which is also the basis for the quantum plenum, where particles emerge out of nowhere or seem to “pop in and out” of existence, almost like the mental sparks that result from momentarily considering a variety of ideas before making an actual decision. There are currents of plasma that form nebula pathways to galaxies and clusters of galaxies, which form a crystalline lattice that resembles neurons and neuronal pathways in the brain and nervous system, where information flows through magnetic currents. This intricate interconnected network also resembles the circulatory system of the body where plasma, infused with our soul’s essence, flows through our veins to all parts of our body, which acts to nourish, inform, and sustain it in a state of homeostasis. Our biological system is a reflection of the macrocosm on a much smaller scale, in the sense that it formed and functions in an identical manner.
Galaxies, Stars, and Planetary Bodies of the Cosmos
A galaxy is formed by an “electrical charge” that propagates through the ether, electrifying plasma, causing electrons to be stripped off and magnetic fields to begin forming. As plasma is electrified with a frequency it forms magnetic fields that activates and brings out pertinent information (of the same frequency) from the deeper levels of the ether and begins systematically organizing it into a gaseous phosphene substratum that serves as an etheric blueprint for building a cohesive system that appears as a spinning vortex. Out of these spinning magnetic fields, stars are born that have a harmonious energetic charge to all other stars born out of the same system of swirling gases. These systems are infused with the same energetic charge, causing them to be “energetically entangled”, which means no matter how broad the spans of the space between them, they still function as a single entity. The essence that makes up the entire system is of the same “state”, forming what’s called “superposition”, where the same “particle-state”, exists equally throughout the entire system. This operates in the same way that our body is formed out of a “single cell”, programmed with information that reproduces and differentiates itself billions of times as the means of building a larger organism that functions as a single entity.
Stars called gas giants, formed from the multiplying magnetic fields of swirling gases emitted from the center of their parent galaxy, form into plasma spheres that rotate (spin) on a central axis, and give birth to a series of even smaller stars formed from their electric radiation, as their offspring. The smaller stars orbit around their parent star while emitting their own magnetic field, and as gases emitted by the parent star begin cooling down, they solidify around the outer periphery of the smaller stars magnetic field, forming an outer crust that encapsulates the star within the center, forming a terrestrial body as a planet. The star becomes the life-giving force (electromagnetic core) of the planet which continues to orbit its parent star. These smaller stars that form into planets form into a “solar system” (star-system) that resembles a mini galaxy comprised of magnetic fields that appear as a series of concentric circles or “fields within greater fields” of the same essence. All planetary bodies that make up a solar system are made of the same essence as it’s central, governing star, and continues to function as a single unit and aspect or mode of consciousness.
There’s no meaningful way to separate the individual planets that make up a solar system, because they all vibrate at the same “frequency”, forming a single “scale” as a “range of vibration”, called “the music of the spheres”. On a greater, cosmic scale, smaller systems exist within larger systems of the same nature, and they remain eternally intact as an “energetically entangled system” that continues to function as a single organism. Everything that “exists”, does so as both a substance and a wave simultaneously, because the substance “emerges” out of the wave, and is in-formed and sustained by it. The wave is the electromagnetic lattice (torus) of stresses that draw forth, hold together, and cause the particle to organize into a functioning system that resembles a mini-solar system or galaxy of spinning energy. All living systems are comprised of an active and passive component that work together in forming a single entity as a third element. While we view space as being “empty”, the fact is it’s a field of cosmic information in a latent state that serves as a medium that connects every single particle to every other particle throughout the entire cosmos.
The Holographic Principle
All matter, as particles of light (astral light) come “into existence”, emerge out of an even greater “invisible field”, as polarized twins, and exist simultaneously as both a particle (material substance) and a wave (invisible field). This means it’s both an aspect or part of a greater idea, and the greater idea at the same time (holographic principle). The invisible field is what contains the archetypal information that forms the energetic blueprint out of which the material form “emerges”. Every material object, no exceptions, is accompanied by an energy field that surrounds, permeates, and informs it, while interacting with an even greater field that it exists within and propagates through instantaneously as a form of transmission and interaction with “itself” (same vibratory frequency and organized structure) on smaller and larger scales.
All reality and life as we know it exists as what you might call “fields within greater fields” of the same nature, that play different roles and functions in forming an even greater whole. The “mind”, which exists as a field of consciousness that vibrates at a particular frequency, also exists on multiple levels and scales at the same time, forming what we call the cosmic mind, planetary mind, race and cultural mind, group mind of family and society, and the individual mind. As an individual, this same principle plays out as our superconscious (universal), conscious (evolutionary), and subconscious (personal) mind, which exist on a hierarchical scale of parallel planes, which can also be viewed as a series of concentric circles, where they exist as different aspects of the same “field” (mind) on different levels and scales. In this case the superconscious contains both the conscious (active) and subconscious (passive) within it, and births them (they emerge out of the upper plane) on a lower plane, where they work together in producing a coherent material reality as a polarized field of light. The conscious mind then interacts with its own mental construct through the principle of polarity, where it draws out only the information necessary to construct an outer reflection of its own inner nature as a means of “experiencing itself” through its own creation.
The Planetary Mind and Soul
The Earth, like all celestial bodies, is a living, sentient being and “soul”. Like all souls, it’s comprised of “archetypal memory” that forms its “being”, which determines and gives rise to all life that’s systematically birthed and sustained on and within it. The memory of the Earth’s energetic constitution forms what we call “instinct”, which is memory in the form of “archetypes” that populate the Earth’s atmosphere (astral body), which is an illuminated substance that resonates at a frequency of 7 to 8 Hz. This frequency band produces a natural “brainwave” through energetic entrainment (sympathetic resonance) called “Theta”, which is what’s called the “dream state”, or the state that lies between dreamless sleep and being awake. This frequency is a natural state of mind that functions harmoniously with all life on the planet and is called our “subconscious”. Our subconscious is the “group mind” of Nature, referred to as the ”collective unconscious”, that breeds the “herd mentality” most people live out of as a natural part of the “animal kingdom”. This aspect of our “self” that we all share in common by incarnating into an animal (mammalian) body, is called our “lower self” or lower mind and soul. We know it in the most practical sense as our “conditioned mind”, where we’re created “by others” through association. We’re literally trained to feel, think, and behave the way we do while in a primarily unconscious (receptive) state.
This principle is also at work in forming what we call “reality”, which is formed as an organized field of light (information). Our mind forms a coherent state with our body and brain, which is necessary to perceive and interpret the outer world in sensory terms. We must always keep in mind that our experience of reality is formed through the “atmosphere” (astral light) of the Earth’s soul, which is formed out of memory (archetypal infrastructure), illuminated by our Sun. We function simultaneously out of dual aspects of our mind – the subconscious, which is of the Earth and our lower (animal) nature, the collective unconscious of the group mind we share in common with all life on the planet; and the conscious mind of the sun and our higher nature, which is self-creating and forms our individuality. It’s our willful, thinking mind that creates the outer world as a means of experiencing itself. This is the part of our mind that’s electrical and charges the astral light, which exists as a passive field of latent information, causing correlating aspects to emerge and self-organize.
Our mind as a whole vibrates at the frequency formed by its collective memory, which acts to charge the outer field of latent potential, causing it to self-assemble into a correlated construct. We activate only what’s of the same nature and energetic constitution as we are, and form our own individual, personalized version of the same overall idea. This is the same way an archetype works, it’s a prototype as a universal concept used for producing a particular type of experience through a vast number of situations where no matter the circumstances or situation, we form the same type of experience out of it. We live in the primary structure of our subconscious-group reality as a common theme, while causing fluctuations in the field through our conscious interaction, re-informing the light matrix to reflect back to us our own mental state and thoughts about it. While we all share the same reality in the general sense, we all perceive, interpret, and experience it in a way that’s unique to us, and sets the stage for telling our own story about ourselves and our life.
We’re born into a physical body that’s made out of the energized substance of the Earth correlated with a particular “state of mind”, causing us to not only be energetically entangled with the frequency of the Earth, but also with the entire solar system, which was formed out of our central star, the Sun. All planetary bodies are living souls that contain memory that’s an aspect of the greater system it’s a fundamental part of. This planetary memory as an energetic frequency, equivalent to a state and quality of consciousness, forms the “archetypes” of Nature as the basis for the plant and animal kingdom, and the gods of mythology, all of whom play a fundamental role in forming our “human psyche”. This is because by being born into the Earth’s energetic, conscious makeup, we function mentally as a part of a “planetary system”, which originated as the “offspring” of our own Sun, all charged with the same frequency of consciousness.
This fact is portrayed in our astrological birth-chart which gives us insight into the archetypal nature of our soul’s constitution, all of which are represented by the planetary archetypes of our own solar system. While we’re formed out of the essence and substance of the Earth (our body), mentally and energetically we’re formed out of the sidereal substance of our Sun, which was formed like all other star-systems out of the substance of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Our star-system is energetically entangled with all other star-systems within our galaxy, which functions as a coherent field of highly organized information that’s archetypal in nature. Any action that causes an effect at any place within our galaxy produces a corresponding effect throughout the entire galaxy as what we have come to call the ”ripple effect”, although this isn’t an accurate concept because it implies a “transmission” of energy “through space” as a propagation of waves that flow in incremental stages, rather than an instantaneous effect that takes place on different scales at the exact same time.
This means that what we perceive as planetary changes, many of which we’re acting to facilitate through sheer negligence and lack of greater awareness, isn’t just affecting the Earth, it’s producing equivalent affects throughout our solar system, neighboring star-systems, and our galaxy. This principle has traditionally been represented by the concept of a spider web, where a vibration (sensation) anywhere in the web is instantaneously felt within the entire web. This also explains why we appear to be drawing allot of attention to ourselves in the cosmic sense through our mindless activities and complete disrespect for life. As well as why we have a natural attraction and affiliation with the cosmos, and often feel an affinity for particular constellations and neighboring star-systems.
Another key factor seldom understood is that we’re all born into a “mammalian body” made out of the archetypal memory of the Earth and can only “perceive” the “reality” associated with our physical senses and the low vibratory frequency of our unconscious mind. We only perceive a very small part of an electromagnetic spectrum and range of vibration that exists within an astronomically larger one. Most of the information carried by light (light is a carrier wave) is invisible to our senses, such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, ultraviolet rays, x-rays, and gamma rays, which exist all around us without us being aware of them or able to perceive them in terms of the life they contain. And these wavelengths are only the ones we know of that exist in what is otherwise the “invisible atmosphere” around us and in outer space.
When we’re able to use technological devices to “see” the reality contained within these wavelengths, we realize there’s a whole reality that underlies this one, as well as layers of multiple dimensions that coexist within this dimension that we’re completely unaware of, and these are only the wavelengths we’re able to detect using instruments we developed to measure our sensory reality. What this tells us is that different frequencies contain whole realities within them that differ, yet coexist in the same “space” as this one without interfering with each other. This may also explain why we can’t “see anything” on other planets or are only capable of realizing a fraction of the information that actually exists on or within them. But many have a hard time wrapping their head around this fact, and due to their paradigm not allowing them to see and comprehend it, they often choose to ignore it or leave it out completely when building their scientific hypothesis. We tend to ignore whatever we don’t understand or believe in.
Archetypes – Daimons and Gods
The cosmology of the universe is a hierarchical structure of “classes” that are all governed by the same universal laws. The highest class, called the Supreme or first God, is the archetypal world which contains all possibilities for creation in their latent and unformed state. This is the realm of original ideas that we draw on mentally and mold into our personal paradigm as a means of creating a personalized version as a “reality” that brings a particular type of experience. The next class is what’s called the celestial gods of mythology, the realm of “divine archetypes”, which provide templates, so to speak, of various attributes and qualities which, when embodied build correlating character traits which form natural behaviors as a way of being. Below the celestial archetypes are the terrestrial archetypes known as daimons, which are the attendants of the celestial gods, and the “builders” of the material world. Daimons exist on the inner realms of the ”psyche” (astral realm) as “images” (memory) that form naturally in the passive imagination, and can be thought of as the intelligent forces of “instinct” that drive natural activities of the physical world through emotional impulses and passions.
From the celestial and terrestrial archetypes, continual influences are born into world. The nature, character, and state of every living being is determined by these influences and how they interact with each other in forming a relationship as a cohesion. The gods govern our higher mind, which is creative in nature and directly associated with the planetary archetypes (metaphors) and constellations of the heavens, while the daimons govern our lower mind, which builds ideas into living forms, and is directly associated with nature spirits, genii, and the memories (symbols) that reside on the psychic plane as phosphene holograms. Next in line is human beings, which are unique from both gods and daimons in that they partake in both realms and exist in what you might think of as the “middle realm” where they act as a “medium” for combining the celestial archetypes with the terrestrial forms. These two archetypal realms also have correlating aspects of the mind associated with them that form man’s dual nature, as having both a conscious (active) mind, associated with the divine realm of creativity, and a subconscious (passive), associated with the terrestrial realm of instinctual forces and Nature. Man is correlated with planetary archetypes due to having a “star” (sun) as its inner nature (core essence) which is clothed outwardly with a material form, concealing and disguising its true nature as a divine being.
The One and the Many
Classes (species) can be thought of as archetypes in the sense that a “general nature” (qualities and character traits) provides an energetic template for generating a large variety of forms, while each form is easily recognized as belonging to its class. For example, “felines” are a class (genus) that has many different types of cats, yet all types are easily recognizable as being of the feline family. The archetypal class, in this case, represents the “one”, the seed or core nature, while the forms that emerge from it are the “many”. The One produces many variations of itself, while absorbing and molding them all back into one. In the most basic sense, we are always using a “memory” to produce numerous experiences of the same nature, and then molding all our experiences back into the same memory as a way of growing and evolving it. Memory, whether universal or personal, is archetypal in nature and the progenitor of all our experiences.
In the higher realm of the conscious mind, divine archetypes are “original” in nature and create their own form and are therefore eternal and immortal. While the forms of the material realm all result from a “universal pattern” (Earth’s soul) as a class or species, lack the ability to create themselves (don’t possess a conscious mind), and are mortal and temporary in nature. The forms of the material world return to their archetypal class as “group consciousness” of the species, which are morphogenic and form the memory of “instinct”. The higher realm of divinity is also the realm of “creative beings”, where souls create themselves as an archetype of their own making. Because we exist as a medium “between worlds” we have the ability to draw from the archetypes of the higher world and combine them in order to fashion ourselves as an individual. While all archetypes are immortal and exist eternally, in the earthly realm their individual forms are mortal and the individual consciousness of a being is absorbed back into the archetype of their species when they die, whereas the forms of divine beings are immortal, and they maintain their individuality after their body (physical form) dies.
When the higher (divine) soul leaves it’s body, it returns to its own archetype, which is unique to itself, and forms the “core nature” for all other incarnations that issue forth from it. In our lower, animal soul, we exist as a part of the “collective unconscious” of the Earth’s soul and don’t maintain our identity (individuality) as a self-created being and return to the group archetype (collective memory) of humanity. The lower human soul is mortal and shares the same consciousness with humanity as a species, which is the part of us that perceives death as meaning “annihilation” or blending back into the cosmic realm where we no longer exist as an individual. This part of us is terrestrial in nature, made of the Earth, and is what’s commonly referred to as our “false ego”, where we identify with our material existence, and because we “make ourselves” out of the Earth, we remain within the soul of the Earth when we die. When we build our identity out of our divine, virtuous, god-like nature, we fashion ourselves as a celestial archetype of an original and individual nature, and become immortal maintaining our individuality after we die. We become the One and the All, where we evolve ourselves by taking on many forms which all possess the same inner nature as an archetype of our own making, and then absorb the memory attained in our lifetime and mold it back into “a single memory”.
In the ultimate sense, we’re all made out of the essence of the stars and partake in both the “part and the whole”. We create our own experiences out of memory of ourselves and then absorb the experiences and translate (mold) them back into the memory that birthed them, forming our mental constitution as our “energetic state”. When we live out of the unconscious state of our formative conditioning, where we’re determined by others and whatever we associate with, we bond ourselves energetically to the Earth plane and the collective unconscious of humanity. If however, we wake while in the midst of our own dream, and begin taking conscious control of our own moral development and fashion ourselves to be of a virtuous and divine nature, we take our place among the stars of heaven, and become a rightful resident on the plane of immortality. We become a cosmic being and engage joyously in the adventures of self-expression as the means of creating ourselves through our own projection.
Whatever model we use for interpreting phenomenon associated with universal laws forms the basis for how we come to understand them in the practical sense of applying them to our everyday life as a means of creating the reality necessary for “experiencing them”. Many diverse models that pertain to specific scientific disciplines have been developed as the “mental concepts” necessary to help understand how the same fundamental group of universal laws operate fluently on different levels and scales in forming what we perceive as a “single reality”. Each discipline uses different elements, symbols, and terminology to form a unique interpretation that’s designed to explain the processes being conducted by invisible forces that work to form the underlying energetic substrata of our material world. In order to understand any theory we have to be able to identify the principles involved that the model being used serves to demonstrate, and not mistake the concepts being used as the “knowledge itself”. Once we’re able to grasp the principle being illustrated through a particular model and type of language, we can come to understand how that same principle applies and plays out in all disciplines which exist as correlations to each other.
The same principles that are at work in the atomic, microscopic level of reality, are also working in a similar fashion at the cosmic, macroscopic level, because the atomic level is what forms the basis for all lifeforms that naturally arise and are maintained throughout the cosmos. While scientists have a predominant tendency to confine themselves to describing things in terms of scientific models used for conducting laboratory experiments, building correlating hypothesis based on the same type of experiments, I’m going to move these same ideas out of the laboratory setting and into our daily life as a means of forming a practical understanding of how they work in forming our daily experiences. What’s really going on in the general sense is we’re using different ideologies in describing the same phenomenon, causing them to seem different. As a scholar of spiritual sciences, I realize that the same principles being discovered and theorized in quantum physics form the basis for the universal sciences of Ancient Wisdom, with the only real difference being the concepts, models, and language used in describing them in terms of how they function as both a mental and physical process.
One of the things you want to always keep in mind when dealing with modern scientific methods is that it tends to only address the physical aspect of any phenomenon, which always comes as the result or “effect” of an intelligent force that’s “causal in nature”. This invisible force constructs and energy field that serves as the building plan or holographic, 4-dimensional model for constructing a complementary material form as a mirror image of itself, that allows it to perceive itself as an expanded outer reality (on a larger scale) of the same nature, while also serving as a material vehicle for inhabiting and expressing through. This idea has been beautifully described as “the ghost within the machine”, and in esoteric terms as the “etheric double” or “subtle body” formed by the soul as an image of itself that provides the blueprint for not only constructing the physical body as a mirror image of itself, but also the “frequency” as a “mental state” that forms an electromagnetic field as a “universal theme” that organizes an outer light matrix into a corresponding pattern on a greater, and more inclusive level.
I’m going to briefly include the concepts used in spiritual sciences (Sacred Geometry) that represent the same principles currently being described in quantum physics, in which this seemingly magical, invisible force as a dynamic living field of consciousness, we call the universe, is the same field of subtle energy commonly referred to as the “mind and soul”. I’m also going to connect ideas that are correlated to each that either work by the same principles or are different aspects that play an intricate role in forming a greater, more inclusive creative process. Scientific processes whose primary focus is on what we call material aspect of reality often don’t know how to incorporate the invisible activity of the mind into their scientific formulas and theories, because it appears paradoxical in the most basic sense, and they hold themselves to a fundamental rule called the “scientific method”.
The scientific method basically states that the same process as an established method must be used by a group of different people in being able to produce the same or equivalent results in order to know if it’s “true or not”. Accuracy, in terms of science, is based on consistency. This of course includes people with different paradigms and from different walks of life using the same general processes, whose “success” is based on forming the same observations that lead to forming the same or similar conclusions. So naturally when it’s discovered that how something “appears (forms) and behaves (functions)” is based on a unique variable produced by the mind interacting with it, or acting “on it”, things become a bit dicey and generalized theories and generic processes go out the door. They’ve even developed “principles” to describe this phenomenon called the “uncertainty principle”, the “principle of hidden variables”, and “interference patterns”, and now we’ve developed one called the “many worlds theory”.
Many of the assumed “rules” that scientific endeavors hold themselves to or use to either prove or disprove a new theory formed through an observation, are not facts at all, but are merely theories that have become accepted as facts. A good example of this is the law regarding the speed of light. We already know that many processes seem to occur at speeds faster than light, yet these discoveries are either ignored, thrown out as not being consistent with other findings, or disproved by using another theory that contradicts it. This also becomes frustrating for scientists because once the individual mind becomes included in the overall process, every result comes as a variable of a common idea, that predisposes a whole new set of possible conclusions. I’m going to focus this discussion primarily on the “mental aspect” of quantum mechanics, and what it tells us about the “mind-body relationship”, which is directly correlated with the dynamic relationship between energy (consciousness) and matter.
Energetic Entanglement, Polarity, and Wave-Particle Duality
Energetic entanglement is a term used to describe the fundamental principle of polarity and vibration, which basically recognizes the fact that all particles come (pop) into existence as polarized twins and display the behavior of being both a particle (substance) and a wave at the same time formed as an “energetic state”. This means that each twin aspect “spins” in the opposite direction of its correlated aspect. These twin – entangled particles are either “born together” or become intimately fused through merging and combining energetically (mentally) so they vibrate at the same frequency. Due to spinning at the same speed and ratio in opposite directions, where one is positive and spins clockwise, and the other is negative and spins counterclockwise, they counterbalance each other and the “sum” of their spin forms what’s called “zero-point energy”, which forms a stable and coherent construct of light (hologram).
Wave-particle duality and “polarized twins” that are energetically entangled, leads to the idea of a “local and nonlocal” position within the wave aspect of the space-time continuum formed. This “wave-function” expands outward equally in all directions at once from a central axis, as a homogeneous process that’s consistent (coherent) throughout the entire waveform, where the part contains the full information (qualities, attributes, and characteristics) of the whole, and the whole is reflected equally in each part that its comprised of. This dynamic feature is referred to as the Holographic Principle, which is fundamental in the sense that it describes the very fabric and substrata of the universe and reality itself. This means there’s no instance or area of reality where these principles are not playing out as the causal force and substance that’s self-generating, self-perpetuating and self-sustaining, while also acting “on itself” to evolve itself through variables that are created through an interaction with other coherent systems of a similar frequency.
This primary universal principle is represented in spiritual sciences as the “Monad”, conceptualized as a circle (sphere) with a dot (central axis) in the center, the same symbol used to represent the Sun. The Monad represents the mind and soul (two different terms used to describe the same entity), which is the fundamental force of all creation. The created world of energetic phenomenon results from the regeneration and self-replication of the Monad (mind) in dividing itself into complementary, polarized aspects of itself (conscious and subconscious), forming the Dyad as a projection and outer (complementary) image of itself. The Dyad, symbolized by 2 polarized aspects of the mind overlapping each other, connected by the same central axis (intrinsic nature), is considered the “parent principle” that births all other laws through a process of regeneration, and is called the “womb of the universe” out of which all material form is birthed as an “aspect (image) of itself”. This allows the soul to perceive itself as a greater, unified whole (light matrix), which is necessary in order to “experience itself” as something specific. It sits within the center (axis) of its own dynamic creation, viewing it equally from all angles as a means of experiencing itself on multiple levels and scales at once.
Entanglement is based on “states”, which can be understood as vibratory frequencies, each of which contain a 4-dimensional hologram (model-pattern) and a self-organizing force that assembles the model into a coherent field of light as a “reality”. While we tend to think of light as being an illumination, like all cosmic forces, it’s also polarized and has what we can call both a “light and dark aspect”. It only becomes illuminated when reflecting off dust particles in the atmosphere, or when it’s refracted through the crystalline properties of water that forms moisture in the atmosphere. When we go outside of the Earth’s atmosphere into outer space, the medium of space itself is not illuminated by sunlight and appears dark or black. The sun appears as a ball of light off in the distance, just like all stars appear when being viewed from a distance. It looks like a ball of electrified plasma hanging in midair generating nuclear energy as a fiery, volcanic-like substance. Light also has a hidden, internal nature as the rainbow colors of the spectrum, called visible light, which forms when being refracted through the atmosphere and bent at a specific angle. When lights not being refracted, its invisible, and appears as “illuminated empty space”.
When sunlight enters the moist atmosphere surrounding the Earth, some of its rays are “absorbed and assimilated” by particles, while other rays are reflected outward, forming the color and outer appearance it takes on. The part of the rays that are absorb through sympathetic resonance are always the complementary colors that make up its outer appearance. The inner mind appears to be dark, while the outer mind is illuminated. The light that’s absorbed inward appears as a phosphene luminescence posed against a black background that resembles empty space, that’s in a constant swirling or pulsating motion, similar in appearance to the nebula of galaxies formed in space. The part of light spectrum that’s absorbed internally is dark, while the reflected aspect of the same light spectrum, appears as an outer illumination. This same effect can be observed by staring at a colored object or shape for a few minutes, and then closing your eyes, and you’ll see an impression of the same object in the complementary color. The inner and outer world is formed as complementary opposites of each other.
What’s referred to as an ”energetic state” can be thought of as a mental field (sphere) whose constitution is comprised of a select group of attributes and qualities that imbue it with specific characteristics (properties) as a distinct entity that has a set of natural behaviors and functions associated with it, while also emitting a greater outer field that surrounds it as the universal theme associated with its character. This “archetypal theme” provides the corresponding outer reality as the ideal setting for the soul to express in forming particular types of experience through an ongoing and consistent story-line. The inner constitution and outer reality projected as it’s complementary aspect, exist as a coherent field of highly organized light that forms an archetypal matrix on multiple levels and scales simultaneously. All of which are born out of, formed as an ongoing evolutionary process of growth and development, and maintained for the duration of a lifetime, by the “mind” (soul).
The mind also exists on multiple levels and scales simultaneously as the individual or personal mind, the group mind of the family and society, the world or planetary mind of Nature and the human race, and the cosmic or universal mind. The soul, which is synonymous with the mind, also exists on multiple levels and scales simultaneously, connected through “memory of itself” as a single state, referred to as the lower, mammalian soul, the evolutionary, human soul which is eternal and reincarnates, and the universal or cosmic soul which is archetypal in nature and forms the basis for life itself which emerges spontaneously out of the aether, or what we now call the quantum plenum. A mental state is different than a “mood” or emotional state in that it’s formed out of all the experiences accumulated and integrated up to the present moment as the “memory” that forms our mental paradigm. Whereas our mood comes as more of an emanation or effect being radiated by our mental paradigm based on fluctuations in our mental state.
Superposition and Interference Patterns
These states, which exist as an invisible field of charged energy (electrified plasma), out of which matter “emerges” and is coagulated into an outer form as a reflection, can also be thought of as “archetypes” (root patterns), or an archetypal composite, which forms through a dynamic combination of correlated states that form what is now call “superposition” in quantum physics. Most entangled states are mixed to some degree in that they consist of multiple types of pure states, called “quantum correlations”. When two or more correlating states comprised of corresponding properties are combined, they begin vibrating in harmony and form a “new state” that still maintains the dominant, corresponding attributes of each one forming a new archetypal formula as an intrinsic design formed out of “electrified or charged substance”. This is the first state of a new formation as electrified plasma that begins coagulating into a gaseous phosphene-like substance, and then a fluid-like substance that crystallizes into what appears as a solid object.
The term superposition refers to a composite system of correlated states that express as a “sum” of local constituents. This idea is illustrated through a hierarchical structure where correlated states are superposed over each other, as one placed on or above another one (exist within the same space in different dimensions) and they merge, blending with each other to form an expanded “range of vibration” as a higher frequency. This concept can be thought of as a series of vertical planes, where they occupy the same place and space only on a higher or lower dimension, or as concentric circles where one sphere or plane is contained within a larger one of the same or correlated state. This creates the idea of a gradient scale of correlated states as a range of higher and lower vibrations of the same idea, similar to a musical scale formed as a progression, where each state represents a possibility for forming the same idea as a unique variation. When two states (archetypal qualities) combine or fuse together, a new state is produced that contains new possibilities that expands its range of expression.
A state that exists as a “closed system” (solitary) remains coherent, and only changes states by combining with an outside force or element. It can only merge into and energetically combine with systems that are vibrating at a similar frequency and that are within a close enough range where they can be drawn in through resonance and gestated into a coherent state. Any vibration that’s not of a similar state of mind or within close enough range, is repelled or cast off and can’t be successfully integrated. Any frequency vibrating in close enough proximity to be inducted, causes the system to briefly decohere, where it changes its vibration through the integration of a correlated frequency, and within a short interval they begin vibrating in harmony with each other forming an altered state for both.
The principle of vibration, sympathetic resonance, and coherence is conceptualized as an interference pattern, where two fields of a same or similar state merge into each other, and depending on their phasing, cancel out some aspects while amplifying and multiplying other ones, forming a new pattern as a shared state or frequency. These same principles as a visual concept is portrayed in Spiritual Sciences by the Dyad, which is the merging and combining of polar opposites of the same frequency or idea, combining with itself (same qualities) as another, forming the Triad as the “internal representation” of a new idea or pattern (variation) that provides a mental map for organizing an outer (lower) reality (coherent field of light) of the same nature.
All material forms are accompanied by an energetic double or twin, also called its “soul or spirit”. The term spirit is used to recognize and discuss the invisible forces and archetypal intelligences that construct and hold together the material world, and the term soul is the holographic blueprint formed out of “memory” of itself. Every aspect of the cosmos, no exceptions, is “alive” and possesses some form of intelligence and degree of consciousness. All organic matter is accompanied by an energy field comprised of memory that provides the means and template for undergoing a constant process of life, death, and regeneration as an automated self-perpetuating process of growth and development. These synchronized stages of development provide us with a plethora of experiences that all emerge out of a universal theme.
Superposition is a term used to describe an object as existing in multiple states all at once as waveform that contains all possibilities (variables) for that object, and only through a relationship formed by mental coupling does the wave of possibilities “collapse” into one possibility. An object exists in a latent state of infinite possibilities until it’s observed (perceived). The mind observing it resonates (vibrates it) with the possibility that matches its mental paradigm, influencing how it forms and “appears” to the person perceiving it. This same object in the same place being observed by multiple people, will appear different to each one based on their mental paradigm, which is what forms their “perceptual lens”. There’s no such thing as an “objective reality” that exists independent of the individual mind observing and interacting with it. All reality is a “subjective construct” that forms an outer reflection of our mental paradigm and is fundamentally a “personal creation” being formed by our mind at the subtle level. As we “conceive” an idea, we mould it to our mental paradigm, modifying it to form a personalized variation. Reality, in the most basic sense, is formed by our perception of it. Even as quantum physicists, the only way we have of knowing if something is true or not, and therefore “real”, is if two or more people “appear” to be seeing the same thing.
Systems can also be entangled through multiple states and behave in a similar way as correlated dynamics. States not only have patterns and a self-assembling mechanism inherent in them, they also have correlated activities and function through the same universal themes as behavioral dynamics. This is because a system is formed initially by a single state (cell) that reproduces itself (multiplies) dozens, hundreds, thousands, or even billions of times to form what appears as a single unit or greater operating system. One of the easiest ways to understand this idea is by looking at our own physical body. Our body starts off as a “single cell” encoded with a genetic formula (etheric blueprint) that reproduces itself to form two cells, which also reproduces forming four cells, which reproduce to form eight cells, and so on, as a continuous process of self-generation by “dividing and doubling” to produce billions of cells that are all of the same energetic state.
Each cell, when reproduced, differentiates in order to perform a specialized function in a greater whole. We then view them as separate cells that form different parts of a much larger system, rather than a system comprised of a “single cell” that self-replicates each time as a unique variable that’s designed to perform a specialized function in a larger system. When looked at from this perspective we can easily call ourselves a “single cell organism” and be intrinsically correct. This same process can be understood as the creation of the universe, galaxies, star systems, solar systems, and planetary bodies. Entanglement is the interconnectedness of the part with the whole that is at once determining it while being determined by it. The intergalactic connectedness of all sentient beings that make up a greater whole are ultimately comprised of the same essence (starlight), vibratory frequency, and mental state.
The Aether and the Quantum Plenum
What used to be viewed scientifically as a “vacuum of empty space”, turns out to not be empty at all, but is teaming with “information” as energy in a neutral, subtle, or potential state. Space itself is more like a medium of subtle energy (energy that has no physical properties that can be measured) that exists in a state of probability, and only becomes “organized” into something specific when interacted with by a charged, organized field (mental paradigm) of consciousness. This electrical interaction works through the principle of entanglement as wave-particle duality, where states always have both an electric and magnetic component that are polarized aspects of each other, and their interaction is formed as a relationship. There are basically 3 forces always at work in forming a single construct as a coherent field of ordered and organized information, and these are electric, magnetic, and neutral (protons, neutrons, electrons), which in the grand scheme of things are different aspects and functions of the same mind and essence on a larger, more universal scale.
What we used to refer to as the “vacuum of space-time” is now referred to as the “quantum plenum”, which is a form of “subtle energy” out of which organized (living) systems ultimately “emerge” and come alive with activity. This same medium of cosmic intelligence is referred to in spiritual sciences as the Astral Plane of the mind through which living intelligences as archetypes exist in a “latent” state of pure potential, and only become formed into a material construct when being energetically interacted with by the individual mind. This astral field of the mind is also polarized and exists simultaneously on two levels as parallel dimensions that are intertwined as a superposition, called the conscious and subconscious aspect of the same higher mind, the universal and personal, and the mortal and immortal soul. The upper part of this plane contains the energetic substrata as a field of vivified essence (attributes and properties) that forms the electrical blueprint (frequency) as an invisible hologram that provides the builders plan for constructing the material body. This holographic blueprint is called the astral or etheric body of the soul, and the “phantom” that accompanies DNA, used for not only constructing and regenerating the physical body out of memory, but also emanating a correlated outer reality formed out of the same memory as a waveform.
The Ether of the Mind
A vacuum isn’t an absence of energy, where it’s truly “empty”, it’s where the background field is in its lowest energy state as a form of neutrality. This is the same realm referred to as the “ultimate realm” of pure spirit being “unformed”, and therefore non-existent, while also providing the basis (information) out of which all life forms “emerge” and take shape as living entities. What wave-particle duality shows us is there’s no fundamental difference between the behavior of energy and matter because they behave simultaneously as both substance and waves. Correlated particles emerge out of the plenum (invisible field), exist momentarily, and then resolve back into it (they pop in and out of existence in a wave-like motion). This can be thought of metaphorically as the process we go through in running a variety of scenarios through our mind in order to make a decision, and once the decision is made, the variables not chosen dissolve back into the field of latent possibilities.
This same energetic phenomenon describes not only how our personal reality systematically emerges out of our “mental state” as a correlation, but also the process that takes place when we’re both born into a physical body, and then return to a pure mental state as a conscious field of memory when our body dies. Anything that takes on a physical form has an inherent life expectancy and is therefore temporary and mortal, whereas the consciousness as an energetic field that forms the spatial map for the material form, and exists on a higher, parallel plane its indigenous to, is eternal and immortal, and simply forms the energetic basis (recorded memory) for another form to systematically emerge and take shape as an ongoing evolutionary process of becoming. Energy as consciousness is what assembles, holds together, and maintains the material constructs that also act to confine and imprison it. Once the form is disintegrated and dissolves, the energy is “released” and free to produce a new form.
All reality exists in a fundamental state of probability. At the fundamental level it exists in a neutral state of pure potential, with infinite possibilities for creating as a unique variation each time it’s made manifest. It exists in a superposition of states simultaneously, containing all possibilities for formation, and doesn’t take on a distinct form until it’s “looked at” or “mentally observed”. It’s only through observation as an interaction that the wave of infinite potential and possibilities is collapsed around a single possibility and takes on the appearance that reflects back to the observer its own mental construct as a “reflection of itself”. But the “self” being referred to here isn’t the body or physical appearance, it’s the “mind”, which is the field of coherent memory that forms their paradigm. Our paradigm vibrates at a specific frequency that’s unique to us and determines how we experience ourselves as our life. The vibration of our paradigm determines the patterns formed as an ongoing life theme that acts on the field around us to vibrate and call forth in an active state of expression only what can be used to form the outer reality that matches our inner state. As we connect the outer with the inner as a continuous field of the same idea, we form an experience of our “self” through the reality formed by our thoughts and expectations. Whatever we believe to be true, determines how we act on the field of infinite possibilities around us to reflect back to us the reality of our beliefs as a means of experiencing them.
Our mind is formed as a holographic model that vibrates at a particular frequency and consistently orders (filters by activating) and organizes the outer field of light into a coherent construct, forming it into a personalized version as a finite possibility. All reality as we’re capable of “knowing it”, is formed through our “perception”, and our perception is formed through a dynamic series of mental filters (superposition of correlated states) that act to only “see”, abstract (vibrate) and pull out of the ether what matches and can be used to construct the outer reality that reflects back to us our inner reality. All material forms are created and maintained through the interaction of polarized fields.
Ethereal phenomenon doesn’t behave according to the traditional principles of physics because it usually only deals with the material aspect (effect), while leaving out or ignoring the wave-like, mental aspect, which is “causal” in nature. What we refer to as our “consciousness”, which can also be thought of as our soul’s essence and true existence, is ethereal (invisible) and hidden, and manifests as waves of consciousness. The observer and what’s being observed are different parts of the same event. There’s no meaningful or accurate way to separate or consider them as independent of each other, because they’re twin aspects of same thing, and exist in relationship with each other as a coherent and stabilized field of light. This is easy to recognize by the fact that two people who are apart of the same situation or happening will “see it” in a different way that creates a unique experience of it. No two people see the world the same way, the only thing that’s similar is a generalized idea about it that we all share in common. Public education and academia work to try and remedy this problem by teaching everyone the same ideas using the same type of models as a way of cultural and global conditioning.
Multiple systems can also be entangled causing them to behave in a correlated manner, where they play off each other by moving in-sync with each other. Any change introduced causes the systems to decohere, becoming chaotic and confusing, until its brought back into an organized state through a newly employed ritual or behavioral pattern that provides them with a new way of functioning. Any change introduced gradually in small increments are easily incorporated in a harmonious manner, gradually changing how the system operates. This same principle of entanglement applies to all systems, no matter how great or small, from subatomic particles to whole biological Eco-systems, to solar systems, galaxies, and the cosmos as a whole, because it’s all based on “correlated states.
Zero Point Energy and the Multiverse – Many Worlds Theory
Electrons and particles always emerge spontaneously out of the aether as polarized, electromagnetic twins that spin in opposite directions, and can only be reconciled through a third element. The interaction of polarized twins always produces a third element as a neutral or coherent state that combines them. If the state of one fluctuates or changes, the other instantly changes in the exact same way without any interference or direct interaction. One particle spins clockwise as a positive charge or number, while the other one spins in a counterclockwise motion as a negative charge or number, and when combined cancel each other out, resulting in a “sum spin of zero”. They always counterbalance each other forming what appears as a stable, stationary field of light as the “reality” inherent in their energetic state. The sum of their plus and minus spin always reduces to zero forming a coherent wave of energy.
A vibratory frequency is always comprised intrinsically with a pattern-idea and a self-organizing mechanism, which assembles the idea into an outer material form that encases or houses the energetic force (spirit) that constructed it, and together they produce a dynamic living being as a mind-body system. This mind-body system is coherent when it functions as a closed system, but when it interacts with another coherent system outside of it, where the two mind-fields blend into each other, an interference pattern is formed, where only the correlated aspects that are of a similar frequency interact, canceling out some attributes while amplifying others, forming a new state as a combination, which likewise shifts the reality of both to form a joint experience.
The Multiverse or Many Worlds Theory basically recognizes that as soon as the “potential” exists for any object to be in “any state”, the “universe of that object” transmutes into a series of dynamically correlated parallel universes (dimensions) equal to the number of possible states in which the object can exist, with each universe or world containing a unique single possible state of that object. There’s a greater cosmic medium (aether) and mechanism for interaction between these worlds that somehow allows all states to be accessible in some way and for all states to be affected in the same manner. This theory is difficult to grasp in the most basic sense when we work only from the material aspect of an idea, but it can be at least intuitively understood when we approach it from the purely mental aspect, which is the “causal factor” that determines which possibility becomes manifested.
Anytime we want to make a change or create something new in our life, we start by running all the possibilities we can think of through our mind as imaginary scenarios in order to make a decision as to which one we want to go with. We play them out as possibilities for producing a new or altered version of our current life situation. Each possibility represents an alternative reality that will “branch off” from our existing reality to form a new “timeline” as a “way of being” that will bring new types of experiences. Each one of these is a possibility for reforming and transmuting our current life path as an altered state of mind. Once we consider all our options, we make a decision as to which one we like the best, and then proceed to take the action necessary to bring it about as a new type of life experience. Not only did we create and set in motion a whole series of possibilities, each of which represented a world of its own as a parallel dimension, we also acted, first mentally and then physically, to manifest and bring about the “universe” of our decision. We literally manifested a new version of our current life situation by altering our state of mind.
In the Multiverse Theory, not only did each possibility exist within the aether as a “state”, but was set in motion as a timeline of its own that continues to propagate through the medium of the aether, which “is” the subtle energy of the mind, and remain correlated (entangled) as they continue along different timelines or pathways because they “originated” from the same act of creation involving the same idea and point in time. All possibilities are born out of a state, and all states have an infinite number of possibilities for producing a reality. Not only do the timeline or virtual memory of each imaginary scenario continue to exist, but the timeline as the path you were currently on also continues as an alternate or parallel reality, because it’s all based on energetic states formed in the mind.
Space-time is a quantum system of entanglement and superposition of correlated states that resonate in harmony with each other. Mental states are formed out of an archetypal matrix and form a superposition of entangled states as a hierarchy. An archetypal matrix is formed as a unique combination of attributes and qualities developed to different degrees and according to different dynamics or applications, that form our internal nature as a coherent and consistent “state of mind”. Superposition represents multiple states of the same thing that exist simultaneously and are superimposed over each other or layered as a hierarchical structure of parallel dimensions that all form different possibilities for the same universal theme.
Humans have wave-substance duality as our mind-body system, which is composed of polar twins (positive and negative) of the same memory, and together produce and maintain a coherent light matrix as both our inner and outer world, which are extensions of each other formed out of the same state that manifests simultaneously on multiple planes and scales as both substance and a wave. These parallel planes that are energetically (consciously) correlated with each other form what’s called the higher conscious mind and lower subconscious, which are polar aspects of the same superconscious mind, all of which exist as parallel dimensions that form a gradient of vibration as a scale. We’re always dealing with 3 aspects that exist simultaneously on 3 levels, while performing different functions in creating the same thing as a coherent construct of astral light (reality).
The higher plane is archetypal and original in nature, the middle plane and lower plane are polar aspects of the higher one, and the middle, conscious mind acts as a medium for performing a step-down process that vibrates at a frequency that’s in between the higher and lower and acts to unite them. The middle mind vibrates at a pure enough (non-personal) frequency to “draw in” the divine archetypal ideas of the higher frequency, and modify them by adapting them to the frequency of the lower mind, where they can be made manifest as a coherent reality that serves as a dynamic reflection of the archetypal soul. The divine is made manifest through a process of energetic transduction as an interpretation by adapting and thereby modifying the vibration to the level of the lower mind, forming a coherent field of superposed states. The lower dimension forms an outer reflection of the higher dimension, allowing the universal soul to perceive and experience itself.
I chose the “Pinecone Courtyard of the Vatican” to demonstrate how to interpret symbolic language not only because it includes several different disciplines, but because the process it provides instruction for is profound in the spiritual sense. This interpretation is not based on religion, per se, but on the universal science out of which all religions have their origin. This is purely an interpretation of all images and symbols used in forming a larger, overall idea, which in this case involves the principles used for connecting the lower mind with the higher mind as the means of transcending our physical body and personal reality, while still an essential part of it. All higher knowledge used to be communicated through art, architecture, and ceremonial practices, where every person formed their own interpretation as a means of understanding the universal laws involved which, once understood, provided the individual with the methods necessary for utilizing them in their daily life as a means of facilitating their own ascension.
People tend to only see and notice in any situation what they’ve been taught to notice and usually form an interpretation based on how they’ve been taught to think about it through the opinion of others. As a result, they’ll pull out one or two main ideas while virtually ignoring the rest, or because they don’t know how to put it all together in painting a larger picture. Others get hung up on whether the symbols are pagan, Christian, Occult, Hindu, Buddhist, Esoteric, and so on, which imposes significant limitations on their ability to grasp the secret knowledge being communicated all around them through living symbols that form the foundation for art, science, and architecture. Symbols are considered the “universal language” because they’re an inherent part of our unconscious mind, which we all share in common, and they represent the laws and principles that make up the very fabric of reality and are considered the only true form of “spiritual knowledge”.
What’s commonly referred to as “secret knowledge” is secret primarily because it’s communicated in signs, symbols and metaphors placed right in front of us that we’ve lost the ability to understand in terms of what they represent. The “Language of the Cosmos” is the language of archetypes, metaphor, and mythology, which describe how the inner constitution of a living being forms the outer reality that it then uses as a means for experiencing itself. They’re inherent in the very structure and life of the cosmos and play out fluently on every level and scale of existence. What’s referred to as “Sacred Geometry” forms the design as concepts used in constructing the infrastructure of the cosmos. This means they’re always true and always operating to form, animate, and maintain every aspect of life, whether microscopic or macroscopic. The only question involved lies in our ability to recognize and perceive them because they function at the subtle level of pure mind (invisible forces) and form the very substrata out of which reality itself emerges and plays out as smaller cycles within larger ones of the same nature, which sets the cosmic stage for attaining “experience”.
In a symbolic design every element is intentional and represents a fundamental aspect of the overall idea being conveyed. I’m only going to give a brief description or explanation of each symbolic aspect because true insight comes through inquiry into the significant meaning of things, rather than being taught what to think. By investigating ideas further on your own, you’ll expand your knowledge around them through your own awareness and build the scientific knowledge necessary for interpreting them. Any idea that stirs a deeper interest, research it on your own and see where it leads. Just always bear in mind that researching things on the internet nearly always leads to the same information, which is highly conventional and largely opinionated, being regurgitated over and over, only some of which is even meaningful, and most of which is an opinion formed by those who lack any real knowledge and simply want to be seen as an expert of some kind or voice their opinion. Let your inquiries take you deeper into ideas by exploring them more as a “body of knowledge” formed from many diverse perspectives, rather than only one or two articles. This article isn’t designed as a casual read, but as providing the basis for continued study and deeper inquiries into the principles involved, which will hopefully open up many new doors into the hidden secrets of the Mysteries.
Examining the Entire Pinecone Courtyard
We want to start by looking at the design of the entire courtyard, which is a composite formula of dynamically correlated principles. The first thing you want to always keep in mind is that all laws and principles emerge out of a single law, which is a form of “seed” that contains all the others in their latent form. This seed can be thought of as the parent that births all the other through a systematic process of growth and regeneration, which is represented in the most basic sense by the “Monad”. The Monad is symbolized by a circle with a dot at the center, the same symbol used to represent the sun, and can also be visualized as a “smaller sphere within a greater sphere”, both of which are polarized aspects of each other. The inner dot can be thought of as a condensed core or kernel (black), that acts to emanate the outer sphere as an expansion of itself to form a 3-D shape as a globe that spins (vibrates) on an axis formed out of a single energy that’s polarized, much like a magnet. All principles exist in a dynamic “relationship” with each other, which means you can only understand one by how it exists in relationship with all the other ones that make up the same composite.
Polarity is a “universal law” which means it’s what forms the very basis of reality. Polarization is necessary for “movement”, and movement is the basis for “vibration”, which acts to construct a 3-dimensional image as a luminous-body or physical reality (matter is made from polarized light). This globe of polarized energy forms the toroidal field (invisible sphere) that both surrounds and is radiated by all material objects, also referred to as the astral body, subtle body, or etheric double, which contains the 3-dimensional model for constructing and maintaining the physical form, while also imbuing it with the activity and personality it takes on as a means of expressing. So, the very basis for life itself as a frequency that has both an idea (model) and a self-assembling mechanism inherent in it is represented symbolically by a “smaller sphere within a larger sphere of the same kind and type”, which is the basis for all planetary, solar, and heavenly bodies. All life, whether animate or inanimate “vibrates” at a particular frequency, and all vibration results from polarized aspects of the same energy (thing), which can only be reconciled by a third element, which forms them into a holographic, 4-dimensional shape.
All vibration is a spinning, whirlpool-like flow that spirals while circulating and moving between opposite poles of itself in a circular movement of some form. It radiates out from the center with a positive charge, electrifying and animating everything in the atmosphere around it with the same idea-charge (turning “on” what matches the same frequency and can be used to form a corresponding outer reflection), then, when the electric impulse has fully discharged and reaches an invisible boundary, it switches polarity, becoming magnetic, and draws back into the center an “experience of itself” as a whole reality that it acted to construct (resonate). The experience is then translated into memory as a means of synthesizing it back into the core (mental model), forming the basis for the next discharge. What’s being referred to here as the “self”, isn’t the body or personality of the body, it’s the soul as the “mind” and the entire reality being produced by the mind as a reflection of itself. Let’s start this adventure into hidden knowledge with this primary principle firmly in mind.
The entire design is illustrating a process as an operation for “ascending” to higher realms of consciousness while still in physical form. This idea can be seen as both descending into form and then ascending back into pure mind, because it’s all based on universal principles that function harmoniously in forming a single whole as a living entity. For the sake of walking through it to form a basic understanding, we’ll start with the courtyard itself and the building at what I’ll call the base (south end), directly opposite of the dome, which has 8 pillars, with 7 open spaces between the pillars and 4 statues of saints on the higher level of the roof, which is designed as a “plane”. You always want to notice “numbers”, because in symbolic composites they always represent principles as well as what we’ll call geometric shapes that make up an overall design, which also represent universal laws as “concepts”. Geometry is what forms the structure of the material world, and geometric shapes provide us with working concepts for understanding the principles involved. The entire universe is mathematical in nature and can only be accurately interpreted philosophically (Sophia = wisdom) using intuition.
So let’s start with a basic description of the elements involved. There are 8 pillars with 7 spaces between them – “8” represents a whole unit of “light” – there are 7 colors in the spectrum, 3 primary, 4 complementary – and an “octave” consists of 7 primary notes as a scale. 8 is the principle of “periodic renewal”, polarity, and the self-perpetuating movement between parallel (polarized) planes. There are 4 saints on top of the roof, half of 8 on a higher plane, all growth comes through “halving and doubling” (mitosis). 8 represents a full scale of both light and sound, and the principle of “rhythm” as “repeating cycles”. 4 is the number of material existence, and material forms precipitate from their archetypes through rhythmic, harmonious, pulsating cycles of “halving and doubling” (regeneration). 4 is half of 8, and 8 is produced by doubling 4.
An octad is formed by polarized squares – 2 squares at a perpendicular angle to each other (turned 90-degrees). Every material object comes into the world as “twins”, which are polar aspects of each other, and “create” through their interaction with each other. We not only contain polarized aspects within our nature (left and right brain, masculine and feminine qualities), but also as an “inner and outer”, and an “upper and lower”, which are formed as mirror images of each other. 4 represents the 4 Elements (statues) – Fire, Air, Water, Earth – with 4 qualities > hot, cold, dry, wet. There are 4 primary states of matter (mater) – earth=solid, water=liquid, air=gas, fire=electrified plasma, which have 4 correlating activities > cold=contraction, hot=expansion, wet=dissolution, dry=crystallization. 7 represents the principle of creativity, self-expression, and “will”, and light (photons) is the very basis of the material world, which is formed as a living matrix of highly structured (polarized) light.
On this 8-fold loom of archetypes precipitate the geometric inhalation and exhalation of compassion (8-fold path of compassion). 4 pairs of manifest gods and goddesses (pantheon) are responsible for giving birth to the manifest universe. The 8-fold geometry is the ancient symbol for the Great Mother Goddess as the nourisher whose substance cloths the archetypal patterns by crossing the 4 Elements with 4 pairs of opposite qualities. The 8-legged spider (spinner) was the Great Grandmother who weaved the web of the world. The Greek word “kosmos” signifies “embroidery” (tapestry), and goddesses were seen as spinstresses, weavers, and embroiders, manifesting the physical world while also spinning the threads of fate for humans.
8 represents the principle of “resonance” – materialized forms are like visible music – the 8th key on a piano forms the same note on a new scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do), one turn of a spiral (sphere), repeating the same scale on a higher rung. Scales repeat on higher and lower levels as the same mental and physical properties. Each octave is a process of renewal, periodic recurrence, and a return, but to a corresponding level of the spiral (karmic rebirth). Periodic recurrence is the basis for resonance or resounding the same note an octave apart. Resonance is a process for “tuning a receiver” to pick up different frequencies hidden within the atmosphere (the colors of the spectrum reveal the hidden inner nature of light, which otherwise appears invisible). The “receiver” resonates in synchronization with the waves being broadcast through the atmosphere (invisible ether) which is teaming with information as “archetypal ideas” in their latent form. By tuning ourselves with particular “qualities” that we build into our nature, we become an appropriate vessel for “conceiving them” from higher planes. The more perfect the tuning, the more perfect the reception.
How we’re tuned mentally and morally determines what we act to naturally resonate with and absorb from the ether and higher planes (scale) of the universal mind. As we receive a vibratory impulse through our pineal from the higher planes of consciousness, it’s immediately translated into a visual form (archetype) that allows us to “see what’s on the other side”. We can only “see light” as it resonates through matter. Any idea or substance that vibrates at the same frequency as light, appears “translucent”. When only some of the molecules in a substance are tuned in a slightly different way, only some of the light resonates through, and we see as though we’re looking through a “dark glass”, where the image appears semi-translucent. When none of the molecules in an object vibrate in tune with the light, objects appear opaque.
Glass (silicon dioxide) is transparent because it vibrates at the same frequency as light, which is invisible while acting to illuminate the material world. The color an object takes on is based on what part of the light spectrum it acts to absorb and assimilate, and what part it repels and reflects. This is the basis for the Hermetic Doctrine of Correspondences and the Law of Analogy (similars), which is the basis for sympathetic resonance. The shape and color of an object is formed by what part of the light spectrum it “absorbs and integrates” and what part it “reflects”, and the reflected ray is always complementary to the one absorbed. Whatever ray of the spectrum is reflected determines the color of its outer appearance, which is always complementary to its inner nature. An object that appears green, for example, is because the green ray is being reflected while the red ray (complementary of green) is absorbed and integrated to produce the “inner properties” it possesses, which form its constitution and determines how it expresses.
The Greek god Apollo, who symbolized moving together in harmony with the archetypes of the cosmos, used music he played on a Lyre (7 primary notes) that corresponded to the tones of the elements of the mind (3) and body (4), causing them to harmonize (form rapport and coherence). This was demonstrating the process used to form rapport with the archetypes of the cosmos (zodiac), where we “embody” the mental state and qualities associated with them and begin vibrating in harmony with them in order to be “drawn into” the higher spheres of consciousness where they reside. This is the basis for what’s referred to as purification and self-perfection necessary to tune into higher states of consciousness where we serve as an appropriate vehicle for expressing them, which is the main function of the pineal. This is the same principle represented by the 8-pointed star, portrayed in this design as being in the same configuration as the pineal in the brain, where it represents the cosmic principle of sympathetic resonance as the means of transcendence. We’ll explore more aspects of this principle when we touch on other symbols that represent the same principle.
Directly in front of the 8 pillars and 4 saints is the courtyard itself, designed as a square with an equal armed cross that divides it into 4 smaller squares, with a circle in the center that contains the striking symbol called a “sphere within a sphere” (machinery of the universe). This sphere is 4 meters in diameter, which is a little over 13 feet (1 + 3 = 4), both of which are significant numbers. This is also called the “fractured sphere”, which reveals another fractured sphere on the inside, whose internal structure appears as gears, symbolizing the mechanical nature or workings of the universe. The basic structure of the gears forms a cohesion between 2 levels, which are divided by a “plane”, represented as a thick linear line. What we think of as “planes” are always represented by linear lines or a series of concentric circles. The direction of the gears in each sphere are positioned at a 90-degree angle (right angle) to each other, representing the interaction of “polar opposites”. A polarized electromagnetic field propagates through waves that are perpendicular to each other, which are also polarized (flip-flop), forming a kind of circular movement (spiral) that constructs a 4-dimensional form in what appears as a “square” (two right angles overlapped). This is also symbolized in the equal armed cross, formed by 2 perpendicular lines, or two right angles that are reverse images of each other. A square is the symbol of the manifest world formed by polarized light waves that act to construct a holographic model.
The sphere can also be seen as an “egg cracked open” to reveal the yolk or internal nucleus or “seed” being gestated within the egg as an embryo. This is also a very dynamic symbol of the Monad – smaller sphere within a larger one – which is the symbol of the higher, creative mind which constructs the light-matrix of reality through an interaction and relationship with “itself” as complementary opposites. This idea is also represented by the symbol of “yin and Yang” – polar aspects that form an electromagnetic field by “spinning each other” in opposite directions, forming a circle (sphere). All heavenly bodies, whether planets, stars, solar systems, or galaxies, rotate on an axis, radiate an atmosphere or aura, orbit a central sun-star or black hole, and form through an electromagnetic spiral, that both pushes away and pulls together at the same time, creating “dimension”.
Vibration itself, which is the basis for all material bodies, occurs through the interaction of polar opposites of the “same thing” that are complementary and exist simultaneously as an object and wave, a body (axis) surrounded by an invisible field of light that contains it’s energetic double or what acts to “in-form it”. All particles come into existence (pop out of the ether) as “identical twins” or polarized pairs. Our inner mind is what radiates our outer world, ordering and organizing it (gears that turn each other) through “sympathetic resonance”. Naturally, this sphere also looks like an “eye”, which demonstrates its relationship with the pine cone that its directly aligned with on an elevated, triangular base, as well as all the main features of this overall design.
When this sphere is viewed from above it also appears as a sphere within a circle (mound), within a greater circle at the center of a square. This idea is commonly represented as the “rose cross” (equal armed cross with a red rose at the center), and the calvary cross with a circle at the center. The orientation of the gears rotating is also a reflection of the cross, which is a line of equal measure, one vertical, one horizontal, connected at the center, representing the merging of an upper and lower plane to form “a single body”, as well as 2 right angles orientated in opposite directions, forming a whole (square) as a material form. Polarized waves propagate through space (atmosphere) in opposite directions of each other.
The cross divides the square into 4 smaller squares, representing the 4 Elements, the 4 qualities and activities of the Elements, and the 4 states of matter as the stages it goes through in developing into a solid material form. These stages can be thought of as “energetic states”, of electrified (charged) plasma, gas, liquid, and solid; Fire, Air, Water, Earth; hot, dry, cold, wet; expansion, contraction, dissolution, and crystallization. 4 quarters (quaternary) = 4 directions, 4 seasons – 2 primary (solstice), 2 transitionary (equinox); 4 rivers of paradise; 4 letter name of God (Yod, Heh, Vau, Heh); 4 stages of transformation (intention, attention, concentration, meditation); 4 originating functions – sense, emotion, thought, and intuition. On the Tree of Life this represents the 4 Sephiroth – Chesed, Geburah, Netzach, and Hod, held in harmonious balance by the central Sun of Tiphareth (Christ consciousness of our Higher Self). The 2 above make up Tiphareth’s constitution (polar aspects are reconciled through a third element) – cosmic memory and will – and the 2 below Tiphareth are projected into (reflected downwards) the lower plane of physical manifestation as instinct (memory driven by emotion) and intellect (basis of thought that’s self-creative).
These inner aspects combined harmoniously in the creative imagination (Tiphareth) form back into “one” as the etheric-double of the subconscious, seated in the throne of the “single eye” of the pineal. Naturally, the sphere resembles an eye, formed by concentric spheres that are mirror images of each other as an “inner vision and the analogous outer awareness of that vision”. The sphere centered in the pineal represents the sphere of Tiphareth (Christ consciousness) which is commonly shown divided in half, the lower half filled with a colored light that’s has a “liquid” consistency, and the upper half is semi-clear with a gas-like quality. This also represents what’s called the 4-bodies (causal, mental, astral, and physical) that all manifest as “one” in the physical body. The 4 Elements are combined (synthesized) and held in equilibrium (cohesion and coherence) by the 5th element of the mind (Monad) placed at the center. If you look at this square from above, it resembles a pyramid with a capstone, which was known as the means for ascension. This idea will become more apparent when we examine the empty sarcophagus positioned directly behind the pine cone on the terrace.
5 represents “mind over matter”, the 5th element of the ether that holds the 4 elements of the material world together (pentagram) to form a single entity, and the ability of the mind in forming an inner idea as a “frequency” that acts energetically to order and organize (resonate) the outer field of light into the same idea on a larger scale (outer sphere) as a means of generating its own experiences. 5 also represents the “holographic principle” of the inner (sphere) forming the basis for the outer (sphere) as a polarized, reverse image of itself (pentagram), and the pentad forming the “astral gateway” (stargate), as a form of portal to higher dimensions. It’s the principle of power over your own lower nature, sovereignty in being self-governed, and authority in making your own decisions – the spiritual soul having dominion over the material world, which provides the construct for experiencing our own thoughts (willed creation).
It’s the principle of the higher mind in holding together the upper and lower planes of the same archetype (soul), represented by the “eye” of the sphere within a sphere, which represents the function of the pineal in combining 2 levels of the mind into a single form. 5 also represents the “quintessence”, which can be thought of as cultivating a state of moral purity and self-perfection achieved by aspiring towards an “ideal” and becoming the perfect expression of archetypal qualities and characteristics (virtues) that manifest through a monastic lifestyle. This is the principle of “self-replication”, self-accumulation, and spiritual regeneration, which all come by how we express ourselves in our daily life as the means of accumulating experiences of ourselves that we build up over time and act to “evolve our archetypal memory of ourselves”. 5 also represents the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio, which demonstrate the harmony of the parts with the whole, and growth through the accumulation and integration of experience in transforming the memory of the whole.
If we were to turn the square to a 90 degree angle it would form an “X”, and if we saw the top as a “V” or funnel, reflected symmetrically in the bottom, combined in the middle, similar to 2 spinning tops, we could see a vortex or portal-like gateway between parallel dimensions as a “reverse spin” that draws the top down while drawing the bottom up, forming a figure “8”. This idea represents what’s referred to as the “Law of Energetic Entanglement”, where all single objects within the material world have “twins” that spin in opposite directions of the “same state” as a vibratory frequency, and no matter how far apart they appear in “space” (which exists as a form of polarized field), continue to act “as if” they’re “one”. If you change the state of one, the other changes in the exact same way as a reverse image. The inner and outer of this plane are not only formed as polarized reflections of each other, but so is the upper plane of pure mind and the lower plane of formation and activity, which is a mirror image of ourselves formed as a “mental construct” of our archetypal nature and thoughts.
A square originates as a “diamond shape” divided in half, where the top half forms a triangle, which is reflected downward forming as a mirror image of itself, representing the idea that the material world is formed out of the vibratory frequency of our state of mind and thoughts. Once formed internally, it’s turned to a 90-degree angle on the material plane forming a square, symbol of thought (will) made manifest. Jesus stated this when he said, “and the word was made flesh and made His dwelling among us”. This is also conveyed in the Hermetic axiom, “as above so below, and as below so above, in the wondrous working of the One thing”. This is the basis for the higher “will” (vibration pregnant with an idea) in calling forth the material world through the “spoken word”. Thought comes as words spoken silently within us that become the basis for our outer perception and all our activities. What we speak outwardly originates inwardly as our own thoughts. We’ll talk more about this principle when it comes to the “seeds of the pine cone” in an embryonic state, and the “Flying Coat of Arms” hanging on the wall of the dome directly behind the pine cone.
A small detail that’s often overlooked that I’ll include because it is a significant factor in considering the overall idea, is that the sphere-eye, which spins on an axis, is positioned with a slight tilt, similar to the “tilt of the Earth on its axis”, which oscillates between 22 – 24.5 degrees (half of 45). This tilt forms the basis for the 4 seasons and the procession of the equinoxes – the rotation of the heavens as the Great Cycle, that’s approximately 25,920 years (2+5+9+2=18=9) (9 is the number of completion and perfection and of “man”). This is the amount of time it takes for all the visible constellations to rotate around the Earth in the night sky, taking turns rising behind the sun on the vernal equinox, which is typically March 21st (3+3 = 6) and the true date of Easter, which represents the resurrection and the first sign of the zodiac (Aries).
This is when the sun crosses the celestial equator in a northerly direction, marking the prime meridian of right ascension. This design aligns beautifully with the 4 directions aligned to the cross, where the pine cone is “north” – the northern star is positioned in the spot of the Earth’s north pole and is used for navigation. It remains fixed while the rest of the stars appear to move around it in a circular motion. Polaris was originally thought to be a part of the constellation of “Draco” – which is represented by the emblem (dragon) that sits on top of the “Tower of the Winds”, the observatory that was used to reform the Julian calendar, which is the center piece of 3 square pillars on the balcony. The pineal acts as an internal “clock” that measures time through the cycles of the sun, and the movement of the constellations in the heavens. The old observatory and the statue of the dragon sit between the two courtyards – the Belvedere and Cortile della Pigna.
The procession of the equinoxes is an important feature to understand because the sphere that’s positioned within the pineal, often represented as an angled halo or aureole around the head of enlightened beings, also demonstrated in the Flying Coat of Arms on the wall behind it and on the top of the dome, is also positioned at the same tilt as the Earth. This same idea is demonstrated in the Egyptian headdress, which appears as a flared cobra head that circles over the top of the head from the spine, with a serpent and vulture (pineal and pituitary) coming out of the center of the forehead. This may be giving us a clue as to the real shape of the energetic current of the body, which starts at the top of the forehead and curves over the cranium (dome of the skull) to the back part of the brain where it regulates the nerve centers of the body through the midbrain. This is also commonly represented by the “hooked staff” many prophets and Magi are shown carrying, and what was called the “brazen staff” of Moses that turned into a serpent (symbol of wisdom). This small detail commonly overlooked through inaccurate interpretation may explain the constant confusion as to which chakra is the 6th and 7th, which this design is clearly showing as being the “crown”, which is analogous to the Higher Self of Christ consciousness, also called the “savior god”, which takes its “seat” in the “throne” of the pineal. You want to also recognize that the pineal is positioned towards the back of the head, with its serpent head shape pointed slightly downward, making the “opposite position” in the center of the forehead.
When the “orb of the pineal” is seen clairvoyantly, its positioned in the same way the Earth is on its axis. I’m pointing this out because this factor is commonly completely overlooked and seldom considered for its significance, even though most symbols clearly demonstrate it. When someone learns to think of an idea in a certain way, they often have trouble seeing it in a new light. This idea is also represented in what’s called the “celestial sphere” (Great Cycle), which we’ll talk more about when we move to the top of the courtyard aligned with the pine cone sculpture. The celestial sphere represents the 36 constellations seen from the Earth (3 + 6 = 9), the same number of the procession (25,920 = 18 = 9). All numbers associated with the procession (12 – 30 – 72- 360 – 2,160 – 4,320 – 25,920) are all derivatives of 3 and 9. Anytime ideas or cyclical processes are represented by the same numbers, it indicates the same principles are operating in each one. The numbers 3 and 9 are significant numbers in the sense that “3” represents the 3-fold aspect of the mind and soul as a Triad, which moves down the hierarchical planes into manifestation by halving and doubling (mitosis), forming 3 Triads (3 x 3 = 9) that manifest as a single unit or living entity in the 10th, the number of completion and self-perfection. There’s a very significant relationship between 3, 6, and 9, as a process of development and dissolution. 9 empowers all other numbers its combined with: (9 + 4 =13 = 4); (9 + 5 =14 = 5); (9 + 6 = 15 = 6); and so on. There’s a 9-stage process in creating a “whole”.
North Wall – Pine cone within a Dome
We want to start here by taking in the whole wall in terms of its basic design as a composite image that represents the principles involved, because principles always represent “processes”. The pine cone is mounted on a triangular (3) base that’s elevated above the courtyard (4 = square), whose design is completely symmetrical, representing the dual nature (polarization) of the mind and body, where it’s the only “single image” that’s not paired. It’s positioned directly above the man’s face on the wall below it, indicating it’s connection to the top of the head. The face has “water” running out of the mouth into a half-circle pool, showing our outer world is a reflection of our thoughts (created in the same image as we are), which is diametrically opposite to the terrace behind the pine cone, and the pavilion on top of the roof, while at a 90-degree angle to the dome itself. The pine cone, which is mounted on a base shaped like a ‘chalice’ (Holy Grail), centered within a dome (cranium), which has 21 windows organized in 3 rows of 7 each, that appear to emanate from the fountain-like sphere in the top of the dome (22). The cranium (skull) is comprised of 22 bones, 21 of which are fixed, and 1 (jaw) moveable.
What’s called the ”sphenoid bone” is an unpaired bone of the neurocranium situated in the middle of the skull, and is considered the “keystone”, as it joins with almost every bone of the skull. It’s considered the “winged bone”, shaped like a butterfly, moth, or bat, with 2-pairs of wings; 2 lesser (top) and 2-greater (lower), both triangular in shape and positioned at a 90-degree angle to each other. This is represented by the “winged sphere” or “winged pine cone” that sits on top of a caduceus and staff commonly portrayed in Hermetic Sciences. It forms the “seat of the saddle”, also called the “Mercy Seat”, which contains the pituitary body with the pineal positioned higher and to the back of the midbrain (like a sun). The pineal sits between the 2 hemispheres of the brain, close to the superior colliculi of the midbrain, a paired structure that plays a role in “vision”.
The terrace itself is completely symmetrical with pairs on each side, forming mirror images of each other with the pine cone, mans head, and pool below the man’s head being the only single ideas as correspondences to each other. The chalice base holding the pine cone is adorned with 5 men, one in the center, and 2 pairs (who look alike) on each side (5), repeating the idea of “mind over matter”, where the higher mind is holding the 4 Elements in balance, and the holographic principle of the pentagram and Hexagram. The head is broken on the man in the middle, but there’s a possibility it originally had “two heads” or faces, one facing towards the front and one towards the back (pineal and pituitary, two hemispheres, personality and identity, and complementary aspects of the mind and soul). The pine cone is a single image (unpaired) and gland whose “twin” or complementary aspect (polar opposite) is on the higher plane of the creative mind. Above the 5 men is a motif that represents 2 polar opposites combined and reconciled through a 3rd element (3rd eye).
The twin peacocks are sitting on a base of 2 columns formed into one, which have 2 levels combined as a top rail, symbolic of 2 planes merged into 1. Each side of the banister contains 7 ovals enclosed within a rectangular shape (7 x 2 = 14 = 5). 14 is the number of transformation in terms of raising your vibration by forming new combinations (Alchemy has 14 steps in an overall process) (1+ 4 = 5), and 5 is the number of regeneration, which transforms the lower vibration into a higher one (in the trump of the Tarot 14 is Temperance, the principle for raising your vibration by combining the upper with the lower). These two can also represent “2 scales or octaves” which function as a progression where the end note of one scale forms the base note of the next higher scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do), and the same note “resonates” on a higher scale, and of course a single unit of coherent light has 7 basic colors “hidden” within it. The pineal regulates light, and transforms vibratory impulses received from the ether into images formed out of light accompanied by an internal voice.
The base or floor of the terrace then declines down “4 steps”, with 2 flower pots on every other stair (growth), and at the bottom there’s 2 pillars (Jakin and Boaz) with two spheres for capitals (celestial and terrestrial) , with a cup shape in the middle connecting them that has 3 mounds, one seated above and within the other 2, forming a triad, with an 8-pointed star overhead. The 3 mounds represent the 3 aspects of 1 mind (3 aspects 1 essence) (superconscious, conscious, subconscious), and the higher mind which creates through the 2 lower minds of the subconscious (personality) and conscious (identity born out of the personality). On its base below this is a rectangle, the sides half the length of its breadth, representing the principle of Phi and the Golden Ratio. The 2 side pillars holding the spheres are formed out of 2 levels (squares), with the central image being contained fully within the upper one. This idea is repeated in the Flying Coat of Arms overhead, as well as throughout the Vatican. This idea also represents the higher will being seated within the chariot of the pineal, which is pulled by 7 horses (7 aspects of God and man) or 2 sphinx’s (two lower minds), one black and one white, which represent the combination of the 4 Elements (man, bird, lion, ox) to form a material being. This same symbol, 3 mounds, 1 seated within (pineal) and over the other 2 (hemispheres of the brain), with an 8-pointed star overhead is used throughout the Vatican, because of what it represents.
The 8-pointed star is formed by 2 crosses at 90-degree angles to each other (polarized). Directly behind this image is the statue of a saint. While we tend to focus on the pineal and consider it in a singular manner, it’s actually a fundamental part of the “midbrain”, and the main part of the Thalamus, called the Epithalamus, which forms the roof of the 3rd ventricle, and acts to connect the limbic system to other parts of the brain. The pineal regulates our mental state out of which correlated emotions are generated, and through this combination everything else (thought, feelings, perception, memories, nerve impulses, chemistry, etc.) flows as a coherent state. It not only sits between the 2 hemispheres of the brain, which function as 2 material aspects of the mind correlated with the subconscious (right) and conscious (left), but also connects the higher mind with the lower mind which exist on parallel planes, commonly referred to as “heaven and earth”, which are mirror images of each other on smaller and larger scales (of the same frequency). This, again, is expressed in the Hermetic axiom, “ as above so below, and as below so above”.
The 2 peacocks are symbolic of the 2 aspects that combine in forming the “self” as the personality (lower self) and individuality or identity (higher self), the masculine and feminine aspects of our mind, and is a symbol of “transformation”. The peacock is a symbol of the phoenix, and when the tail feathers are spread out form a half circle and have “eyes on them”, glistening with vibrant colors of blue (mind) and green (heart). Directly below the peacocks on the same level with the man’s face are a pair of lions, symbolizing the “king of beasts” (man), known for their strength, courage, and being able to hypnotize their prey. They represent the sphinx, half man, half beast, the symbol of the “sun god Mithra”, and were traditionally placed beside “gateways” and “doors” of tombs and temples to guard and protect them. The lion protected the gateway to the netherworld which the sun passed each day and disappeared at night, associated with death and rebirth. Lions also represent royalty and kingship, and the element of fire.
The man’s face, positioned between the 2 lions and directly below the pine cone, who appears similar to the man depicted on the chalice, is positioned above a half-circle pool, and has water coming out of his mouth. Water is the element of man and the mind, and the primordial substance of the etheric body and subconscious, which forms a “mirror” in “water” that allows him to perceive himself. The inner vision of the imagination appears as an image reflected on glass or water, also called the “magic mirror” of manifestation, and the “dark waters of creation”. Our inner visions come as images reflected on a dark surface, and when we open our eyes, they appear as “translucent images” that we “look through” as a lens of perception used to “perceive ourselves” through the outer world, which is formed by our perception (created in our image and with our likeness). The half circle (pool) is at an opposite angle to the one that forms the terrace (behind the pine cone) on a smaller scale, and is at a 90-degree angle to the dome, and at an 180-degree angle (reverse) to the pavilion on the roof of the dome. What comes as inspired thought conceived internally through the pineal, forms into an image and inner voice that forms the basis for manifesting a physical correspondence.
Behind the pine cone on the half-circle terrace (opposite the pool and same as the rooftop pavilion), aligned directly behind the pine cone and in front of the doorway is an empty sarcophagus. There are what appears to be 8 Egyptian statues made of black stone placed around the wall, with 2 more (sarcophaguses?) laying down next to the 2 on each side of the door. I couldn’t find a clear image of these, so I’m not sure what they are specifically, but based on their color and Egyptian nature, I would guess they represent guardians of the afterworld. The sarcophagus is clearly formed in the shape of a human body, with a dark exterior and a white interior. This symbolizes the “etheric-double” of the sidereal body (8-pointed star), which is seated in the pineal as the god-king in his chariot or throne. The physical body is considered the “tomb” of the soul, and the material world is considered the realm of “death”, because its only here that we take on an animal (mortal) body and experience “dying”.
The sidereal (star), astral-etheric double or subtle body contains the karmic blueprint as a “seed” that forms the soul’s destiny. Every star is formed out of the cosmic dust or plasma of its galaxy, and all the planets that orbit the star are formed out of its electrically charged substance (cosmic dust), and we’re created out of the substance of the Earth, where our destiny is orchestrated through the movement and relationship of heavenly bodies and star systems visible from the Earth (within our galactic neighborhood). This is why archetypes of the Zodiac, which form the basis for our psyche (soul’s constitution) are represented by the planets of our own solar system, and the solar system is influenced by the movement of all the star-systems within our galaxy.
Our “higher mind” is represented by the “sun”, our own star, and our body or lower subconscious mind is represented by the Earth, which are formed of the same cosmic substance and essence, and our higher mind acts to impregnate our lower mind with seeds for manifestation. These karmic seeds (dormant within the pine cone) are “opened” (made to vibrate) by an electrical impulse (spark) administered by our higher mind and are translated into mental images that are symbolic (archetypal) in nature and contain a form of “theme” that initiates a new stage of growth. These are “memories” that have already been created in the imagination of the higher mind. Our life plan (divine providence) has already been designed in its complete form on the higher plane of the cosmic mind, and our etheric blueprint contains all the memories as “seeds” that are opened at precise moments in our development (pineal regulates time). Our lower, animal nature (our body is mammalian), is born out of the soul of the Earth, which creates all activity through instinct and comes in the form of cosmic memory that pertains to a particular species.
The pine cone is used as the symbol for the pineal not only because it looks like one (it also looks like a serpent’s head), but because of the symbolic significance of the pine cone. A pine cone is a seed-pod for an “evergreen” tree, which doesn’t go dormant in the winter, and contains “2 seeds” beneath each scale, and the seeds are released through maturity and by fire (light), heat (expansion as growth), and pressure (attributes of light and will). This represents seeds as stages of development that make up a “life-cycle”, which unfold sequentially as pivotal events that facilitate the karmic growth of the individual. These “seeds of destiny” are fully contained within the etheric blueprint of the individual and unfold through a natural growth process that comes through a form of “perfect timing”. The seeds are gestated and ripen according to the conditions and life circumstances that set the stage for specific types of growth. The scales or seed pods of the cone form a “spiral”, symbolic of the Fibonacci Sequence which basically demonstrates that all growth comes through the accumulation of new types of experience that serve to transform and evolve existing memory to a new level. The most recent past combined with the present form the basis for the future which evolves as a natural progression.
The dome, in which the pine cone is positioned in the center, has a circle on the ceiling with 7 rays, columns, or vertical segments radiating from it. Within each of these rays are windows, forming 3 rows of 7 each, or 7 columns of 3 each. The top row of windows are inset into the curvature of the dome, with the top forming the same shape as the Pope’s headdress – which is shaped like a vesica piscis – and the windows have a thick vertical bar in the center, with 3 smaller horizontal ones dividing the windows into 3 rows (3 tiered staff of the Pope) of two panes each (6). There’s a narrow divider between it and the middle row, which has the same 3-paned windows, with a border frame that has a horizontal rectangle in the same shape and proportion as the vertical windows. There’s a 3-tiered divider between the middle and lower row, the windows on the lower row don’t have frames, and have a center divider with 2 panes, forming a cross, and the center window is a doorway, with 3 windows on each side.
This idea can be interpreted in many different ways based on the geometric and numeric structure, but in relation to the other symbols and idea being illustrated, it clearly represents what we call the “4 Worlds” of the Tree of Life – the World of Archetypes (sphere on ceiling and pavilion of roof), Creation, Formation, and Action – the 22 principles of the Hebrew alphabet and archetypes of the Tarot, and the 22 (pairs) primary chromosomes of DNA, with the 23rd being the gene of gender, which is a function of the pineal. If you take the major trump of the Tarot (Keys for interpretation as correspondences), and place the “0” (Fool) at the top, and line the others up sequentially in 3 rows of 7 each, it forms a tableau of principles where the top row refers to “powers and potencies”, the middle row “laws and agencies”, and the bottom row “conditions and effects”. The archetype of Daleth (an idea birthed in the imagination) is symbolized as a “door” (a passageway between inner and outer), and the Emperor (Heh), is symbolized by a “window” (allows surveillance of the outside). There are 22 bones in the skull, all of which come together in the sphenoid bone (winged bone), which is the seat (saddle) in which the pineal and pituitary sit (winged disc or pine cone of higher consciousness). This can also be interpreted using the symbol of the caduceus, where 2 serpents (polarized aspects of the life-force) wind or zig-zag up 3 levels, resting at the base of the winged disc.
Flying Coat of Arms
This is probably one of the most significant symbols, because it ties everything together to form a cohesive idea. This collective symbol is strikingly similar to the Hierophant (Pope) of the Tarot (number 5, Vau), symbolic of a “nail or peg” that joins two things together, and a “yoke” (yoga) that ties the animal to the cart. It contains the composite of the same group of principles, some of which are represented in new ways. The overall symbol is very symmetrical, representing complementary opposites combining to form a single whole – polar opposites (2 elements of fire and water) are reconciled through a third element (Triad – air). The center image of the 3-tiered crown sitting on 2 columns that come up from the base (cup) formed out of the 2 scrolls, with wings on both sides (Air – ascension), represents of the “winged disc or pine cone”, symbolic of ascension through mastering the mind and cleansing the lower nature using the conscious, rational, reasoning mind of universal intelligence.
The crown is a triple tiara with a trefoil coming out of the top (3-fold flame), forming the base of the fountain umbraculum, which is also mirrored in the circle on the ceiling of the dome. It has 7 rays or streams coming out of it forming a fountain of light, symbolized by a “halo” or golden sphere-disc shown at the same angle over the head of divine, enlightened beings. This illumination is formed out of the aura being radiated from the pineal. This fountain of 7 rays is framed by a half circle with spirals on each end, signifying the union of complementary aspects to form a single unit of light (all light is polarized). There’s a single garland surrounding the whole image that appears as 2 garlands running down both sides – 1 energy divides into 2 – what we perceive as duality is complementary aspects of the same energy necessary to form “dimension” as a holographic light form. The 2 side pieces are similar to a throne or saddle, with 2 arms and 2 legs and the crown (pineal) seated in the middle. The middle is an oval, which forms the “vesica piscis” through the regeneration, division, and merging together of the Monad with itself, forming the “womb of the universe” through which mental ideas become physical realities, forming the basis for self-creation.
The 2 keys, crossed at the center, represent the 2 aspects of the subconscious and conscious on the material plane which are governed by the higher mind through the seeds that are planted and begin growing in the 3rd-eye of the pineal, represented below it as 3 mounds. The keys are also mirror images of each other and are normally illustrated as one being silver (subconscious) and the other gold (conscious). The top part of the key is formed out of a single line (plane) that’s divided in 2, and each half has 3 aspects. The handles are made of a circle with 8 smaller circles around a central circle, forming 10 in all. This is symbolic of the 8-spoked wheel of reincarnation and Dharma, which forms the 8-fold path of Buddhism, and correlates with the 8-pointed star positioned between and below them.
The 8-pointed star represents “cosmic energy”, which flows between planes in a self-perpetuating and self-sustaining manner “8”. It’s the symbol of infinity which is a self-contained system that functions as a continuous flow or closed circuit. The “metal” (property) of the pineal is “quicksilver”, mercury, which rises and falls, expands and contracts, as a pressure system (+/-) based on temperature (hot and cold). 8 is a complete unit of both light and sound (octave and scale), which are both regulated and transcribed by the pineal through calcite crystals that are contained within both the pineal body and the inner ear, and resonate in perfect harmony with each other. 8 represents “meditation” (mediation), where the lower mind is made silent and passive in order to act as a receptor for the seeded ideas of the higher mind, received and translated through the imagination. The principle of the 8-pointed star is represented in the Tarot by “the Star”, number “17”, which represents meditation as the means of merging into and converging with our higher mind.
Meditation is the unbroken flow of knowledge as “conception” – the transference of ideas as the germination or budding of ideas. All germinal processes take place in the dark. T his represents the “genesis of ideas”, conceived in their seed form, rather than fully developed, where they’re gestated and built into the mental model of the individual and birthed as its offspring in the outer world of activity. Meditation directs the currents of solar force by acts of self-directed attention. Intense concentration applied in a steady manner leads to the inner awareness of what is otherwise an elusive truth. The pine cone appears closed because these are the “seeds of light” (starseeds) gestated and birthed on the inner plane of the mind, forming the frequency of an archetypal pattern and theme for ordering and organizing the outer world of light (sun) into a corresponding idea played out as a particular theme. 8 is the principle of “periodic renewal”, where similar patterns repeat in a rhythmic flow of cycles. The pineal is the “time-keeper” of the body and regulates all physical cycles of the body and outer life. The 8-pointed star also represents the light-body of the astral-double, which contains the karmic seed of destiny and fortune, which is unbiasedly administered by our higher mind through “suggestions” that come as inner visions that appear as a memory.
The pineal is both the means of conceiving and translating a universal idea (archetype) into a personalized concept where it comes into fruition through a natural series of events. It’s the learning center of the brain that’s stimulated by higher rates of vibration as the communication between our higher, divine mind, and our lower, personal mind. The pineal is the crown chakra that contains the other 7 within it as a single unit of light that’s coherent and transparent. It’s located both in the body (pineal) and outside of the body, in what can be thought of as the 8th chakra that forms an egg-shaped energy field that can be clairvoyantly seen as the aura that appears to emanate from the body.
It takes part in both planes simultaneously and is what acts to “combine them into one” (4 + 4 = 8). In order to attain knowledge as wisdom you have to “be in the experience of it”. You have to merge into it as a concept and be of the same mind where you become the “vibration of it” (resonate with it). The star sits directly above 3 aspects (mounds), one seated within the lower 2, directly below the 2 keys. You open the “gate” to higher dimensions (keyhole) by concentrating on universal principles as mental concepts (scrolls of universal law). When we stop thinking and still our mind while concentrating on an idea, and simply “observe” (witness) the inner light that forms, truth reveals itself to us. Meditation develops powers in being able to control the animal forces (lions) of our human personality (man’s face).
The 2 scrolls, rolled up on the upper level, and combined and unrolled on the lower, represent law of involution and evolution – the law of involution of undifferentiated conscious energy and its evolution through a series of personalized forms of itself. Through the Law of Karma as cause and consequence, we are assured of reaping what we first sow within. The 2 wheels and rolled up scrolls can be seen as spiraling in opposite directions, tied together by a spiraling rope, where 2 combine as 1, represented by the beaded rope around the central oval where 2 dark beads are bound together by a light one. The scrolls symbolize the Torah, also called the “Book of Life” which contain the 10 universal laws that govern the mind, and the “Akashic Records” in which the karmic memory of the soul is recorded as a permanent record, associated with the High Priestess of the Tarot, the Virgin Mother of God (Mary), and Binah of the Tree of Life. The sidereal body is formed out of “star substance” as charged plasma that’s always in an embryonic state and acts to conceive and gestate ideas planted in it that serve to faithfully administer karma as the sequential events of a person’s life.
All things that come into manifestation come as “twins or pairs” that are polarized to each other and together form a “body” (particle) that’s accompanied by an invisible energy field (spherical wave) that surrounds, permeates (moves through and inhabits), and contains it. This pairing can be thought of as the basis for the astral (star) double that contains the builders plan and a self-assembling force (frequency) as well as the higher mind, which acts to construct and give life to the entire material world without ever fully manifesting “into it”. The etheric double can also be thought of as the subconscious mind (material mind) which is formed by the essence of the higher conscious mind and acts to regulate the activities of the material world. The higher mind can be thought of as the architect or designer, and the lower mind the builder that constructs the reality of the design.
Polarized pairs are “entangled energetically”, which means they are of the exact same “state” and function simultaneously as both a particle (matter) and a wave (mental field of highly organized information). These dual aspects spin in opposite directions of each other, and no matter how far apart they appear to be in “space and time”, they continue to act “as one”. All movement, no exceptions, takes place as an interaction between complementary aspects, whether it be as an inner and outer, where separation is an illusion, or material and energetic as an upper and lower. The only way we have of being “drawn into” the higher, divine levels of the mind is by cultivating the same state of mind as our character and true inner nature. In this regard there’s no faking, pretending to be someone we’re not, or hiding and putting on airs. We have to actually “become it” as our normal way of being and perceiving.
The Rooftop Pavilion
Directly above the dome is a pavilion, shaped into a half-circle, which is also at a right angle to the shape of the dome itself, parallel to the terrace below the dome and directly behind the pine cone, and a mirror image (reverse) of the pool formed by water flowing out of the man’s mouth. The caps on each side of this U-shaped area, are comprised of a square and triangle formed into a house (temple). There are 4 pillars (Elements), with 3 spaces between them, forming a square, with a triangle roof (Triad). This forms the symbol commonly used to represent the union of the mind (3) with the body (4), as the upper 3 chakras and the lower 4 chakras, which form the “temple” as the dwelling place for the soul and spirit. It’s also symbolic of “mind over matter”, and our mind’s ability to govern the animal powers inherent in our mammalian body, represented by the lion.
The inner part of the “U” shape has what appears to be 12 columns or pillars (not counting the 4 end-caps) forming 11 spaces, with half-spaces on each end (12), the same pattern is repeated on the upper level as rectangles. The upper level of the endcaps also repeats the pattern of the 4 pillars and 3 spaces. This is demonstrating the relationship that exists between 3 and 4 as mirror images of each other on parallel planes, where the triad forms the tetrad, as well as the 12 archetypes of the Zodiac (3 x 4 = 12), divided into 4 cardinal signs correlated with the 4 elements, with 3 signs in each category. This also represents the principles involved in the Tetragrammaton or “4 letter name of God”, which is actually 3 letters, one of which is repeated – Yod, He, Vau, He – and the 3 aspects of the mind that manifest in a 4th element as a material reality. In the middle or center, perfectly aligned with the center windows, coat of arms, doorway, sarcophagus, pine cone, fountain, eye-sphere, cross, and center of the 8 pillars, is a rod (flagpole?) with a sphere of some kind on the top. This is an idea that’s repeated throughout the Vatican, and often accompanied by the 8-pointed star and 3 mounds on the top.
A very similar idea is portrayed in a painting of the “Last Supper”, which is inside the Sistine Chapel. In this picture you want to notice the design elements used to convey the idea it represents. The ceiling design (8 spoked wheel – octagon) is repeated on the floor, there’s 3 scenes-images on the wall behind them, 2 witnesses on each side, a figure sitting in the middle (dressed in dark clothes), surrounded by 12 disciples (13th), all with angled halos made of gold (sun), sitting around a half-circle table with a gold chalice in front of the central figure (wine?). The symbols on the floor in front of them – cat and rat, with a dog dancing at the feet of 2 of the witnesses, 2 vessels sitting beside (outside of) a circular tray with 2 more vessels and another circular tray at a right angle inside of it. You may also want to take note of the image on the floor in the “Tower of the Winds” (observatory), that’s comprised of 13 moon cycles, 12 stars, a male and female in the center with 7 concentric spheres or borders, and 4 men holding it up at the corners, with 4 faces opposite the 4 men on the outside. The whole image is formed as a circle (Monad) with an inner square that has an 8-layered circle within it. I point these out because they contain similar symbols and represent a common idea as a universal theme.
Summing it Up
By simply contemplating these symbolic ideas as representing “universal principles” that provide you with a very specific “method of practice” for understanding the real purpose and function of the pineal as being what “connects” us to our “higher self” as our divine nature, other insights will form that will expand your awareness and will provide you with additional clues as to the actual process involved. Any time you don’t fully understand the significance of a symbol or principle, make it a point to research it further. All numbers represent principles that are conceptualize through Sacred Geometry, which is the structure, properties, and animating forces that form the very basis for our material reality and provide us with “processes” for achieving what the composite design represents.
Likewise, the archetypes of the Tarot, astrology, and mythology of all cultures also represent principles in their personalized form and provide a “key” of correspondences and analogies for interpreting all other aspects. These universal archetypes form the basis for mythology and legends of the “gods” of every culture on Earth because they’re inherent in our human psyche and subconscious, and though the images used may pertain to a specific culture or religion, the universal principles they represent remain the same. If you clear your mind of all the opinions and beliefs you’ve been taught regarding an idea or symbol, close your eyes and form a calm, relaxed meditative state while concentrating on an image in a single-minded fashion, what you’ll probably discover is that the image itself will come alive inside as visual thought that begins moving in a spiraling motion proliferating a chain of associated ideas as a form of unfolding. Our inner psyche is holistic and works through the group mind that connects ideas with all other correlated ideas, because a “principle” isn’t a fixed concept or stagnate material form, it’s a living force that organizes the same idea into a vast number of images that all serve to represent the same basic idea.
I’m going to let you tie together all the symbols discussed as representing a “whole idea” or “larger process” on your own, because this is what helps to develop higher consciousness. What we refer to as higher consciousness is always “creative and individual” in nature. As you develop your own idea about what this composite image is communicating, you can begin developing your own practice for how to bring it into your daily life as a means of utilizing it to facilitate your own spiritual growth and moral development. I simply pointed them out and gave you a basis for discovering the deeper hidden meaning they represent.
Symbols are the universal language of the mind where each time they’re drawn into the individual mind and concentrated on, they form in a unique and original way as an offspring produced by that mind. Though they may form differently each time and in a different way for each person, the idea and creative process they represent will always remain the same. Symbolic ideas are how we take a universal concept and use it to form a personalized version as a means of “creating”. As we create using our imagination, we form internal experiences that become the basis for external experiences of the same nature, and through our self-created experiences, we simultaneously “create ourselves”.
In this article I’m going to lay out a new model for understanding the “principles” involved in the function of the Pineal gland and its corresponding subtle organ of the Third Eye. My intention is to provide the basis for forming a new way of understanding the nature of what we also call the “soul”. This model will be illustrated through the symbolic depictions commonly given in Esoteric Sciences, which reveal the universal principles involved as corresponding ideas. I’m going to focus this description in terms of how it relates to the soul and the link between parallel dimensions in which different aspects of the soul exist and function simultaneously while playing complementary roles in creating and sustaining a greater whole we call “reality”. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail on any particular aspect or subject, because my purpose in writing this is to form a model that will provide you with a new way of thinking about it that will breed a more practical understanding of how the soul operates in creating the reality that provides it with an “experience” of itself, and how to begin working with it more effectively in your everyday life.
I’m going to include symbolic representations and numeric formulas in parenthesis as a means of helping you to correlate ideas and learn how to interpret symbolic language of the spiritual planes as a means of developing skill in deciphering what is normally considered “hidden knowledge”. This knowledge is “hidden” because it’s communicated using images, symbols, names, letters, colors, numbers, and so on, all of which correspond to universal principles. If you want more information on these symbols and numbers, I encourage you to research them on your own in order to broaden your understanding of them through a variety of novel perspectives, each of which will elaborate and expound on different aspects of the same idea. Numeric formulas given in parenthesis can be decoded using numerology, sacred geometry, physics, the Qabalah, astrology, and the archetypes of the Tarot.
I’m sure that many of you have noticed that most of the information being put out on the internet is a regurgitation of the same basic information over and over, along with “opinions” given by those who seldom have any true knowledge of what’s being discussed, coupled with very little understanding of the fundamental laws and principles involved. Universal laws are always communicated using symbols and allegories that require interpretation in order to be understood and can only accurately be comprehended by someone with a broad knowledge and understanding of spiritual sciences. So, when you research an idea, always keep this in mind, and try to keep your research focused on those who are truly knowledgeable and qualified in explaining whatever subject you’re seeking more information around. Anyone who is a casual reader or novice in spiritual sciences may find this article difficult to understand, but it may be useful in providing the basis for further study.
A Basic Physical Description of the Pineal Gland
We’ll start with a description of the pineal gland, which will help in understanding how it functions in the body. The pineal is the only “ductless” endocrine gland within the brain and body that’s single and not paired, lobed, or accompanied by a symmetrical twin. It doesn’t originate within the brain but develops initially from specialized tissue in the roof of the fetal mouth, and from there it migrates to the center of the brain where it becomes seated between the two hemispheres (right and left) of the brain, in the midbrain. It becomes visible in the fetus 49 (7 x 7 = 49 = 13 = 4) days after conception, and the sex of the fetus becomes known at the same time (pineal regulates sexual development). This is because our gender while in our physical body is what “polarizes” us to our (its) complementary aspect on the higher parallel plane of our conscious, universal mind, which is androgynous or bisexual in nature.
Our higher mind is what emanates and projects “both aspects of our mind” (subconscious and self-conscious) into the material plane of the body. All interaction as vibration, whether on the same plane or parallel planes, occurs through polarity, where one aspect acts to send or project an electrical impulse and the other acts to conceive it. Once conceived its gestated in the “womb of the subconscious” (our feminine aspect), where it’s molded into our existing mental model and birthed as a fundamental part of our outer (greater) reality, where its then “perceived” by the self-conscious (masculine) mind, forming a natural part of our experience.
The pineal sits in close proximity to a primary channel of cerebrospinal fluids, which allows its secretions to be immediately distributed to the deepest recesses of the brain. It’s the main component of the Thalamus, called the Epithalamus, and sits strategically close to Hippocampus, which are crucial sensory and emotional centers of the brain. Small mounds of specialized brain tissue called colliculi, located in the midbrain below the pineal, separated only by a thin channel of cerebrospinal fluid are what you might call “relay stations” for the registration and interpretation of sense data and the electrical and chemical impulses that begin in the eyes and ears and pass through these colliculi before they’re “experienced” in the mind as sights and sounds. Anything secreted by the pineal into this cerebral fluid immediately registers in these colliculi, forming visual images and sounds. The pineal sensitivity to “light” is in regard to the “inner light” that it seems to produce as piezoluminescence, that acts to translate a vibratory impulse into a holographic image, forming a kind of “internal vision” of what originates as “cosmic memory” being transmitted from our higher mind to our subconscious. This functions in a similar way to the memory of “animal instinct” on the physical plane.
The pineal regulates “state” (mood) and is surrounded by the limbic system of the emotional brain involved in the experience of feelings, such as fear, joy, anxiety, anger, pleasure, and so on. It regulates the brains emotional centers and demonstrates the natural relationship that exists between visual thoughts and emotion, which combine in producing natural activities and how we experience ourselves through the perception of reality created. It’s involved in the production of melanin and is what determines “skin color” (race). It regulates all the natural cycles of the body, which function in harmony with the cycles of the sun (symbol of our higher mind) and the reproductive cycles of our lower, animal energies of our subconscious (lower mind, governed by the cycles of the moon). Darkness produces melatonin, which blocks reproductive function and shrinks sexual organs while stimulating pineal growth. Light causes the pineal to shrink, reduces melatonin production, while increasing sexual function (mystics were known to live in caves and were celibate).
The pineal also secretes a little understood substance called N-dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, which is known to induce spiritual visions associated with “mystical experience” and states of “ecstasy”. This is what’s called the “resin” (risen) produced by the pineal (like pine sap), that’s a golden amber color, also called the “elixir of life” and secret to immortality that was highly sought after by ancient societies. DMT causes an “altered state of consciousness” that makes you feel “one with all life and the universe”. It’s thought to be the “chemical interpreter” through which the body and spirit “meet” and communicate. Melatonin is the hormone of darkness that induces the internal experience of “dreams” through activity of the pineal, which can come as an expression of emotions suppressed throughout the day, or as a form of spiritual guidance or revelation as a vision communicated in the universal language of archetypes, symbols, and metaphor.
The adrenal glands, associated with the subtle organ of the solar plexus (one of the 3 main spiritual centers of the body) produces noradrenaline and adrenaline (norepinephrine and epinephrine), and releases these hormones directly into the bloodstream in response to stress, and acts to “turn on” melatonin synthesis in the pineal. However, it’s only the “equivalent hormone” produced and released by the pineal nerve endings, and not by the adrenal glands, that have any effect on pineal function. This is surprising due to the pineal originating outside of the brain where it would normally respond to and be affected by blood-born chemicals and drugs. The pineal is designed with a form of security system that protects it, called “vacuum nerve cells” that clean out the blood-born hormones in an incredibly efficient manner, making it almost impossible to stimulate during the day by the activities of the body. At night when you sleep, your body has what’s called “sleep paralysis” and becomes inactive while inwardly a great deal of mental activity takes place.
Melatonin levels in the body drop dramatically at puberty when sexual function begins, which is the same stage of development when our conscious mind starts becoming actively dominant over our subconscious and we begin the process of creating our “identity”, a creative function associated with our higher, conscious mind as the process of “self-creation”. Melatonin is chemically very similar to DMT, which means it may have psychoactive effects that produce inner visions as vivid dreams when we sleep or reside in a meditative state. It also causes our body temperature to rise when we sleep, which drops again as we wake. There’s a sharp dip in body temperature at around 3am when melatonin levels are highest, which accounts for the tendency some people experience of waking up at around 3am and then having trouble going back to sleep.
The pineal produces psychedelic amounts of DMT at significant times in our life that are directly related to soul activity and a more pronounced communion with our higher mind. The psychoactive effects produced are the physical representation of non-material energetic processes that provide us with the means for experiencing the movement of our life-force energy in its most extreme manifestations, not limited by the constraints of the material world formed out of crystallized light. When our individual life force enters our fetal body it passes through the pineal, triggering a flood of DMT, and at birth releases even more. Our brain is flooded with DMT again when we die and our soul (life-force) leaves our body, producing an altered state of what seems like a vivid dream of the significant events of our life passing before our eyes (life-recall). DMT also mediates the pivotal experiences some of us experience during meditation, hypnosis, psychosis, hallucinations, and near-death experiences. The pineal contains the highest amount of serotonin in the body, which is the precursor for producing melatonin, and is converted into tryptamine, which is a primary step in forming DMT.
The pineal body is a sac filled with liquid that has small hexagon (6) shaped crystals floating in it that are made of calcite. There are approximately 300 of these crystals that form a hexagonal lattice system that demonstrates the piezoelectric effect as a form of internally generated phosphine light. It receives an electrical impulse that generates phosphorescent radiation as a translation, which continues after excitation stops. It conceives of certain frequencies as “ideas” inherent within the atmosphere and shapes them into visual images that makes them perceivable internally as a sensory construct. The pineal contains the “mental sphere” of the etheric body as the karmic seed for this lifetime (the pineal regulates cycles of time and is an internal clock), which vibrates at the frequency of our mental model, called our “signature frequency”. The vibratory frequency of our mind serves as a form of tuning device that determines what frequencies we act to naturally receive from the space around us through sympathetic resonance. It not only acts to conceive the complementary frequencies latent in the space around it, but also generates positive frequencies on its own while simultaneously amplifying them (raising their vibration).
When we close our eyes, residing in internal darkness while focusing our attention on our pineal in the center of our forehead, it stimulates these crystals causing them to vibrate, raising and amplifying (intensifying) their vibration. Attention is a stimulating (active) force and when directed through deep states of concentration, channels our life-energy into whatever we’re concentrating on, causing it to vibrate. We can only resonate pineal crystals while in a relaxed state, where we subdue the active mind of thought associated with the awake state, close out all outer light and sound, and reside fully in our subconscious, which is a passive receptor for higher forms of consciousness. All activity associated with “thought” originates in our self-conscious mind, and as long as this part of our mind is active, we can’t act to conceive of thoughtforms from the higher plane of our true conscious mind. As long as we’re actively thinking, we simply form the internal images associated with our thoughts and we can’t act to receive seeded thoughts (archetypal) from a higher plane.
The only other organ of the body besides the pineal that has these calcite crystals is the gelatinous otolithic membrane of the inner ear, which helps orientate us when our eyes are closed. Calcium carbonate is what also forms our bones, the organ of the body attributed to our soul, which forms the skeletal frame necessary for movement, and generates 95% of our red blood cells, including hematopoietic stem cells, which are undifferentiated cells available for forming new growth. When calcium carbonate is combined with water (crystals floating in a crystalline fluid) it becomes a conductor for subtle energy, which is what forms the electrical impulse as a “spark” that acts to charge plasma, stripping off electrons causing magnetic fields to form, constructing a field of highly organized light (which is what reality is). These crystals are an amber-yellow color (gold is associated with our mind) and are referred to as “brain sand” (sand is silicon dioxide). The pineal is basically a sack of liquid crystal (fluid-light) and solid crystals (frozen light), where the bottom half (or third) eventually forms into a solid crystal calcite (also called the Philosophers Stone), indicating the higher conscious aspect of the mind is fully seated within it.
Crystals act as electromagnetic transmitters and transducers that also “hold memory” and can be “charged” with intention (will). In this case they contain the life memory of the cosmic, evolutionary soul that incarnates into a new body as a cyclical process of growth and development, that’s also referred to as our “karmic seed”, which is molded into an “archetype”. Our higher, archetypal soul is formed out of the accumulated experiences of all our previous incarnations synthesized into a single memory as an archetype or archetypal matrix, that makes up our “nature and character”. This evolved memory of ourselves is what forms the basis for our soul’s inner constitution as our predisposition for a particular type of growth and development when born into our current body and life condition, where it’s modified by combining with the memory inherent in our genetics, where it forms congruent characteristics and preexisting patterns as tendencies reestablished through our formative conditioning. We take on the same character being played out through the same type of dynamics as a continuation of our previous life patterns. Our life experiences are registered and interpreted through the “life recall” that takes place at the moment of death, when all the significant experiences of our life flash before our “eye”, and we experience them from the opposite end as what we “caused others” through our actions or reactions, and they’re transcribed into the karmic seed for the next life cycle. Our third eye is the place where our “etheric double” as the plan for our life is recorded in the ether (akasha) of the mind as a permanent record, right before the soul departs from the body.
Interpreting Symbols to Find Hidden Meaning
The crystals of the pineal are hexagonal, and a hexad is formed out of two interlaced triangles whose points are oriented in different directions, one up and one down, symbolizing polar opposites that form a single entity. A triangle, or triad, is the universal symbol for the mind and soul, along with the Monad, which is presented as a sphere or circle with a dot in the center, the same symbol used to represent the sun (center of our solar system). Our mind is 3-fold in nature, which means its formed by the interaction of complementary aspects in forming a coherent field of highly organized (polarized) light (information). Polarity is the basis for vibration, which comes as a spiraling (electromagnetic) energy that moves between two poles, one negative (receptive and contracting) and one positive (active and projective). This spiraling energy moves in both a linear form between two parallel planes (upper and lower) or a circular or toroidal form on the same plane, forming a “sphere” of pulsating, living energy.
The ”light body”, which means “mental body” formed out of polarized astral (star) light, also referred to as the Merkabah, is represented by two interlaced triads, a symbol commonly known as the “Star of David” (3 + 3 = 6). How something is structured always indicates how it functions, and this concept connects our intellect (higher rational mind) with our emotions (lower instinctive mind), forming emotional intelligence as a harmonious mental state. The higher mind cleanses the energy of the lower mind while also amplifying it. We can only act to conceive higher knowledge by becoming of the same vibration mentally and morally. The Merkabah, or Metatron’s Cube, another name for the same process, both of which are considered the light-vehicle (body) used for ascending the hierarchical planes of the mind, comes by merging our lower mind with our higher mind so they form a single entity, raising our mental vibration to a level where we can be “drawn up” into the higher planes through sympathetic resonance.
The Hexad, like the Pentad, represents the holographic principle because the inner form of a hexagram is the same as the outer form, turned at a 90-degree angle (right angle). This demonstrates that by combining our lower mind with our higher mind, a portal to higher dimensions is created on the inner plane of the mind. Our pineal is a “single part” whose complementary aspect exists on the higher, parallel plane of the conscious mind, and their union is what’s referred to in Alchemy as the Alchemical Marriage of Soulmates. The principle of polarity tells us that whatever is passive on the material plane is active on the astro-spiritual plane, and vice versa. All movement between planes occurs through the interaction of complementary opposites, often described as sympathetic resonance, which is also the principle operating in hypnosis, where the higher will impregnates the subconscious with a seed of manifestation as a suggestion (thoughtform).
The Mind Develops in 7 Year Increments
Our “mind” develops in 4 primary stages of 7 years each (7, 14, 21, 28). Our higher mind, which is the part of us that reincarnates doesn’t come fully into the body until our conscious mind is developed to the point of being able to resume the task of creating ourselves through our ability to reason, discriminate, judge, make our own decisions, and willfully act out our decisions to form them into realities. The crystalline “sand” of the pineal is directly associated with the higher mind. The pineal begins calcifying around the age of 7, when the conscious mind also begins developing, and is almost completely calcified by 12 to 14 years of age (adolescence and sexual development), when the conscious mind becomes actively dominant, and we begin forming our “identity”. This is when the true higher mind and soul becomes established and bound to the human, mortal body. Retrograde evolution or degeneration of the pineal body begins around the age of 6 or 7, and is practically complete by puberty, when we begin forming our identity, associated with our higher, creative, archetypal mind of our evolutionary Ego. Retrograde motion correlates with specific retrograde archetypes and accelerates the evolutionary momentum of the soul, because it retreats, rejects, or rebels against the status quo and how it’s expected to behave, and as a result facilitates the process of individuation.
This is when we step out of the group identity of our family and social group and begin making decisions for ourselves that serve to define us as an individual of our own making. When our higher self merges with our body, it degenerates into the group mind of herd mentality and must exercise choice and will to free itself and establish its individuality. The higher mind is the creative aspect of will and imagination that acts to “create itself” by creating its own experiences born out of calculated decisions as to “who and how” they’re going to be in any given situation, and the course of actions they’re going to take that turn their decisions into realities of experience.
Metatron’s Cube and the Merkabah
Metatron’s cube is a symbol similar to the Merkabah and Start of David, formed primarily as a Hexagram, with greater emphasis on the Holographic Principle which, when drawn properly contains an inner hexagram that’s turned at a 90-degree angle to the outer one (polarized), similar to the pentagram, where the inner pentagram is diametrically opposite (reverse) of the outer one. Sometimes this feature is represented as the entire image forming the center. This represents not only synthesis of both aspects of the mind, but also the same structure of the outer or greater plane is fully contained within the inner sphere as a reflection of it. The inner part of Metatron’s Cube is made of the same 6 spheres in a condensed form, suggesting the outer is an expansion of the inner, centered out of the sphere in the middle, representing the Monad, forming 13 spheres in all.
13 is the number associated with “death and regeneration”, which are different aspects of the same function, symbolic of our “second birth” achieved through spiritual regeneration into a higher level of consciousness. Our “old self” as the personality developed through our conditioning has to die (be surrendered and sacrificed) in order for our higher self to be born in its place, because they’re formed and sustained out of the same energy. All rebirth comes as a form of transformation that’s self-induced and facilitated by us using the higher capacities of our intellect, will, and imagination. Initiation is achieved through sanctifying your lower nature to become a vehicle for your higher nature, where, by “becoming of the same consciousness” as your higher self, you raise your vibration to within the lower reaches of the higher plane, where it can be drawn into it through sympathetic resonance. This process is illustrated in the Tarot through the major trump of 11 (Karma), 12 (Initiation and self-sacrifice), 13 (death of the old self), and 14 (raising your vibration).
What’s called the alchemical marriage in the transformative science of Alchemy, is achieved by cleansing and purifying the lower, animal, instinct driven aspect of our subconscious, to make it fit for our higher nature to reside in. We transform based on whatever it is we “combine with energetically” and become fused with mentally that actively expresses certain qualities and characteristics. Regeneration comes by “tincturing” the sphere of the pineal gland in order to transmute base metal (animal nature) to gold (divine nature). When awakened by the Kundalini of the body (astral agent) it serves as the vehicle of the animal, subconscious (Aphrodite), but when tinctured by spiritual light, it becomes the chariot of the divine mind (Hermes), who brings knowledge of the higher realms of pure consciousness. This idea is commonly portrayed as one being with two faces, one male and one female (conscious and subconscious, higher and lower).
Kundalini is another term for “astral light”, the cosmic electricity that vitalizes everything with “life” which, like all forces of the cosmos, is polarized. Each hierarchical plane of the mind and soul, including the subconscious of the body, has its own astral agent that’s pertinent to that level of consciousness. On the lower plane of material reality it functions as the motivational force of instinct, we experience as “emotions”, and on the higher plane of consciousness it’s the motivational force of “will”. In terms of the two levels of the lower mind, the conscious and subconscious, there’s a higher astral agent and a lower one, which are connected through the spiritual center of the heart, which is the “mediator” between the upper 3 chakras (Triad) and the lower 3. One is inferior (body) and one superior (mind), both of which move in a spiraling, circular motion between opposite poles (inner and outer, upper and lower) of the same frequency, like all polarized electromagnetic fields do.
The Symbolic Significance of the Pinecone Courtyard of the Vatican
What’s called the Pinecone Courtyard of the Vatican contains extremely rich symbols regarding the significance of the pineal that are surprisingly “occult” oriented. I’m going to just briefly describe the main features in this article because I’ve written an in-depth article on this that I’m providing a link for. One of the mistakes people often make in interpreting certain symbols is they pick out and only use particular symbols that are a part of a larger composite design, so they don’t get the full idea being illustrated. The entire courtyard is a symbolic representation for the process of undergoing ascension to a higher, divine level of consciousness. The main part of the yard is formed as a square, divided into 4 quarters as an equal armed cross, that has a sculpture in the middle called the “sphere within a sphere”, shaped like an eye, that has gears rotating in a polarized movement, similar to the equal armed cross. The inner sphere sits at a slight angle to the outer sphere, similar to a gyroscope, or what’s called the “celestial sphere”, commonly portrayed in Hermetic Sciences as the astrological sphere of archetypes (Zodiac), which represent the “cosmic soul”, situated in the pineal.
This sphere, like the celestial sphere, sits at a similar angle as the tilt of the Earth on its axis. It’s perfectly aligned with the pine cone, which sits on a higher level (terrace) shaped as a triangle, where it’s the only “single feature” in an otherwise symmetrical design. It has 2 peacocks, the bird of transformation (phoenix) on both sides and 2 lions (symbol of our lower nature) on the lower level positioned on both sides of a man’s face, and the pine cone is perfectly aligned with the face on a higher level. The pine cone sits on what resembles a cup or chalice, with the design of 5 men, 1 in the center and a pair on each side, that all look like the same person as the face below. It’s centered in a dome (cranium of the skull) that has a circle in the top with 7 vertical rays-sections coming down like a fountain of sunlight, with 3 rows of 7 windows, forming 3 parallel planes (3 x 7 = 21 = 3), that all originate from the Monad in the top of the dome (22).
Directly behind the pine cone on the terrace sits an empty sarcophagus (stone tomb), that represents the astral body. Directly above it, in perfect alignment is an emblem, referred to as the “flying coat of arms”, that’s comprised of the same symbols associated with the “Hierophant” (priest-pope) of the Tarot, which represents “union” or “yoke” (yoga) of the higher self with the 2 aspects of the lower self, which are represented by the “keys” tied together with a twirling rope that has a keyhole in the center. The 2-fold scroll (Torah Book of Life – High Priestess), forms the lower part shaped like a chalice or shield, with an 8-pointed star (sidereal body as the seed of destiny), positioned over 3 mounds that resemble headstones forming a triangle (Same orientation as the Hierophant, Lovers, and Chariot), governed by the etheric double seated in the pineal.
The 8-pointed star, associated with the Star of the Tarot, number 17 (1 with 7 aspects) (1 + 7 = 8), represents “meditation”, concentration on an “ideal”, the color violet (lapis lazuli), and the symbol of the “fishing hook”, which is used to draw the fish out of the water (element of the subconscious). Water represents the reflected personal existence of the subconscious, symbolized by the “Hanged Man”, the archetype of initiation undertaken through self-sacrifice and surrender of our lower self in order to reside within the awareness of our higher self (giving up personal identity in order to embody universal identity). Our entire physical existence is contained in the “chalice of darkened waters” of the subconscious and sidereal-body of karmic memory, represented as a sphere that contains 2 spheres (personality and identity) within it that are seated within the pineal, which when seen clairvoyantly, appears as a glass-globe. Any material substance that vibrates at the same frequency as light, is transparent. This is why silicon dioxide (quartz-sand) when heated to make glass, is transparent allowing us to “see through it”, because it vibrates at the same frequency as sunlight.
The Archetype of Our Soul
Our pineal gland is the physical organ that acts as the “seat” for “Agni energy” of astral vision, intuition, and inner knowing. It’s the aspect of our mind we use to perform the functions of discernment, judgment, reasoning, and rational thinking. It’s a portal to the higher realms of the astral world and the creative hierarchies of the cosmos. It appears as an inner eye or nucleus that emits a vibrant spectromatic aura that surrounds the outer body of the pineal, pulsating with electric light as our spiritual aura, represented by the Monad. It’s our physical organ of perception contained within the aura of the pineal which answers in vibration (feeling) to any impression that’s felt and sensed, rather than perceived. It fluctuates (glass globe of fluorescent gas-like liquid) with an energetic luster during the process of thinking by translating thought into vibration that emits light as a frequency. The clairvoyant vision of this translucent globe that emits the energetic frequency of our mental state and thoughts is seen as a sphere divided in half (approximately), with the lower half formed as 7 scales and shades of light that go from dim shades to bright ones and represent the 7 planetary archetypes of the human psyche.
This sphere of radiating light rotates on an axis that sits at the same angle as the Earth’s axis (21 to 24.5 degrees), with a spiraling whirlpool (vortex) at the center, and a correlating spiral orbiting it at what appears to be a 45-degree angle. The central nucleus emits a ring or plane that’s parallel to the linear axis. This mental sphere is divided in half, with the lower area appearing to be filled with a liquid-light and the upper with as a translucent gas-like light (fluorescent). This represents the sphere of Tiphareth (higher self) on the Tree of Life, which holds 4 spheres in balance, represented by the 2 keys that are crossed in both the Hierophant card of the Tarot and the Flying Coat of Arms hanging on the wall inside the dome directly over the pineal, between the second and third plane, forming an “X” as an equal armed cross turned at a 45-degree angle (polarized to the cross in the square of the courtyard).
The 4 spheres held in balance, symbolized by the top end of the keys and the two bottom handles, represent karmic memory (Chesed), Higher will (Geburah), animal instinct (Netzach), and the intellect (Hod), brought together in a coherent state in the faculty of the imagination (Tiphareth – Christ Consciousness of our higher mind). This is the same sphere seated in the pineal, as the faculty of the imagination that’s used by the higher mind to seed the lower mind using pictures and images that are metaphorical in nature, similar to memory. This also symbolizes the fifth element of the mind as the “ether”, which creates reality by holding the 4 Elements of the material plane in an equilibrated state of coherence. This same idea is often depicted as the light-halo (globe or disc), shown at a slight angle radiating around the head of divine, enlightened beings, usually shown in white or gold, sometimes with a cross impressed in it, or 12 stars of deities surrounding the head.
Everything that takes place in the body, all thought, feeling, and movement, is first present in the aura of the 3rd eye, and has its own shade of color. This aura is a hologram formed out of a vibratory frequency as a “etheric map” and mental program (mold) for all the activity that takes place within the outer sphere of the subconscious, which produces all its activities out of the patterns inherent in our soul’s memory. We have to create an “etheric template” as a holographic image that imitates an actual memory, because the subconscious functions out of “instinct” as automated patterns of activity. By building a desired experience as a reality in our imagination, imbuing it with sensory detail, we cause it to vibrate at a particular frequency on the inner planes which provides our subconscious with a pattern to fulfill by acting it out naturally within our daily life. Once it’s acted out to form an experience, it becomes infused in our mental model as a memory of ourselves. Experience is what combines the inner and outer as a process of synthesis.
The aura emitted from our pineal is based on the mental frequency of our thoughts imagined internally as a reality, which forms a corresponding vibration in the brain as a “concept” for reality. It forms the electrical impulse that imprints the idea in the cerebral fluid which runs through the circuit of the spinal cord to the rest of the body. It fires the rest of the endocrine glands correlated with the subtle organs producing the chemistry of hormones (messengers) that are released directly into the blood stream, regulating the energetic state of the body to match the frequency of the mind. It’s not about the individual or random thoughts you think throughout the day that matter or act to create your outer world, it’s the “state of mind” (mood) you maintain consistently out of which those type of thoughts and memories naturally proliferate.
The subtle organs of the etheric body (7 spheres of light) are synthesized and form a “coherent circuit” through which the frequency of the mind naturally flows as the means of regulating the activity of the body to form the perception and experience of the material state. On the higher plane of pure mind everything exists in a holistic form as a mental state. The “nature of your thoughts” and what you consistently picture in your mind, is reflected in your body as a program or metaphorical concept for producing a corresponding physical condition, both in your body and the outer reality being radiated through your body. It forms the “lens” you look through (glass sphere) to perceive that same condition in the world around you. Not only is the outer world shaped through your perception of it, but you’re also emanating your energetic frequency and influencing everything in near proximity of you at the subtle, unconscious level, changing their vibration (mood) to begin vibrating in harmony with yours.
The electrical impulses that are always firing in the brain, when illuminated by the life energy of the astral agent (akasha) of the higher mind, allows the whole universe to be seen as a dynamic living entity. This idea is represented by the “star map” of the celestial sphere that Hermes is commonly portrayed as holding, and which mounts the pillar of Jakin (bowl of fire), and the terrestrial sphere mounts the pillar of Boaz (bowl of water), representing the “gateway” to the divine world. The pillars of Jakin (masculine) and Boaz (feminine) have a circular staircase that goes up between them as the pathway to higher planes of consciousness. This “celestial sphere”, which appears as a gyroscope, a device used for navigating, is comprised of the 36 celestial constellations seen from the Earth (12 x 3 = 36 = 9) with a polarized band that contains the symbols of the 12 universal archetypes of the Zodiac, of which the soul uses as the means of developing itself. Our archetype is revealed through our astrological birth chart, which is likewise formed out of a celestial sphere divided into 12 houses or aspects of existence and is what forms the invisible, glass-like sphere of our “single eye”, also known as our “etheric blueprint” programmed with our karmic seed of destiny. These archetypes are not rigid or fixed concepts but are dynamic living ideas that are in a constant state of transformation as an evolutionary process of growth and development.
Seat of the Soul
Our entire subtle body is formed as a mental sphere (Monad) that’s seated in the pineal, which regulates all the subtle organs along with their correlated endocrine glands, through the master gland of the pituitary body, which is often symbolized as a bird (vulture or eagle) wearing a 3-tiered crown perched on a spiral globe or glass sphere. The pineal regulates all the cycles of the body based on the movement of celestial bodies (stars and planets) governed by their own star and solar system. Its primary physiological function is to form and maintain our mental state (the pineal regulates mood), and the process of growth and regeneration, as well as our sexual development. All growth and development, whether mental or physical is regulated and controlled by the pineal and the subtle organ of the third-eye (single eye of perception). It generates all the hormones necessary to do this through electrical impulses that work through your nervous system to produce biochemical functions. Your mental state produces all your normal thoughts, what memories you tune into and play out consistently in your mind, which work together to regulate the energetic state of your physical body through a process of polarity.
Your entire “life plan” is contained within the etheric-egg of your subtle body (latent seeds in the pine cone) as a holographic blueprint for your physical body and mental constitution, out of which you radiate a corresponding outer reality as the means of “experiencing yourself”. What we call reality is formed through our “perception” of it, and our perception is formed by our mental model. Our soul’s constitution is the basis out of which our outer reality is formed as a reflection of our own mind based on how we exist in “relationship” with ourselves (same attributes, qualities, and characteristics) in everything else. It’s not about particular events or happenings, it’s about the general “theme” that consistently plays out to give our life “meaning and direction”. We shape an image of ourselves through the “story” that begins playing out in our mind as a dialogue we have with ourselves (thoughts). The soul comes into the material world as the means of “experiencing itself” through the reality of its own making. The outer material world is projected by the inner world of our imagination, setting the stage necessary for acquiring certain types of experiences that are translated through our mental model into memory of ourselves.
We tend to focus primarily on the material world as being what’s real and important, due to the fact that we don’t realize its being created by us through our ability to “perceive it”, and as a result we often experience our life as happening “to us” by outside forces, where we often become a victim to our own life circumstances. We imagine the material world to be fixed and permanent and our mental thoughts to be fleeting and temporary when it’s actually the other way around. We fail to realize that our life is set in motion and transpires faithfully out of our own mental model as a state of mind that orders and arranges the outer world into the stage necessary for experiencing our own, internally generated thoughts about it that allow us to develop different parts of our character by how we choose to go through them. We become who we are by how we form a relationship with the same aspects (character traits) in everything and everyone else. It’s not so much about what happens to us in life that matters, its “who we become” by way of what happens to us. We always live and die by our own hand, while living the life of our own making.
I’m going to discuss this idea from the perspective of experience rather than hypothesis or following a common belief, so it may go outside of conventional thought and what many have been taught to believe. Many people have never experienced what I’m going to talk about because it typically only occurs after years of consistent meditation and a well-developed ability to concentrate for extended periods of time, which has the power to “grow ideas” through a process of penetration that stimulates an energetic unfolding as a form of evolutionary process. While many focus on the idea and belief that when our pineal gland “calcifies”, our subtle body can’t function through it or operate it to produce biological affects, what I have come to realize intuitively is that it correlates with how the mind becomes crystallized and cast into a fixed-model where all our thoughts and creations become repetitious and habitual, and as a result we stop growing in the most basic sense.
The subtle organ of the third-eye is directly associated with the our “higher mind” (soul), which exists as a “mental state” that vibrates at the frequency of our mental model, referred to in esoteric texts as our soul’s “signature frequency”, represented by the Egyptian Ankh as the “vibratory key” to higher dimensions. The frequency of our individual consciousness determines what we naturally tune into within the greater field of the cosmic mind, and act as a receiver and transducer for archetypal ideas that correlate with our mental model. Though I’m going to convey my experience through my personal model, where the frequency and ideas that proliferate from it are relative to my own knowledge base and level of development, it’s not the ideas themselves you want to focus on, it’s the “process” being illustrated as an operation that conceives cosmic ideas in their “archetypal form” (frequencies), which, once “drawn into” our mental sphere appear as piezoelectricity that acts to stimulate and birth a whole series of correlated ideas that spontaneously evolve out of it as correspondences.
Piezoelectricity makes up what is also referred to as “brain flares”, which form in what appears as a flame-like, electromagnetic pulsation of prismatic colors that shimmer with a dynamic luster, dimming and intensifying, moving in a spiraling, pulsating motion as a graceful flow of dynamic energy. Every impulse or vibration (of air) causes a collision of material particles which produce a flash of light in a particular color. In the hidden realm of invisible forces, an audible sound exists as a subjective color, and a perceptible color exists simultaneously as an inaudible sound, both of which proceed from the same potential substance called the aether, which can be thought of as the plastic substance of astral light. Internal sounds that are not audible to our physical ears are conceived by our “inner organ of sight” through the medium of the mind, in the form of colored chromatic impressions called piezoluminescence, which appears as a phosphorescent glow of electrified air that’s similar to the phenomena known as the aurora borealis. An idea initially comes into the mind as an invisible impulse that then begins clothing itself in a garment of light that makes it perceivable to our physical senses.
Each person will act to conceive and birth ideas significant to them based on their own individual model and level of development which will be ideal for them in promoting a greater level of understanding. In the cosmic sense there’s no such thing as a fixed idea or form that appears the same way to everyone because it’s our mind as our mental paradigm that shapes everything into a unique form by adapting it to our model, and through a process of “combining”, forms it into a unique variation. An archetype represents as a fundamental idea as a kind of universal concept that acts as a prototype out of which endless variations can be formed while holding true to the same general idea.
Every thought comes as a personal creation spawned by our own mental model and stage in our evolutionary development, where knowledge itself grows within our mind as a new awareness of deeper truths. Our brain (and body) is a “passive receptor” for cosmic intelligence that comes as electrical impulses that propagate naturally throughout the cosmic mind of the aether, which can be understood as the invisible space around us within which we live and have our being. Cosmic impulses are conceived by the subtle organ of the third-eye where, like all electrical impulses that spark in the brain, activate and set in motion a whole chronological process as a chain of associated thoughts. While many take the approach of separating into individual parts what exists and functions as a whole system, our pineal and pituitary body are the only point in our physical body where the mind is translated into biological processes that function as a circuit or current of free-flowing conscious energy that operates our body through our nervous system.
This process has nothing to do with the popular concept of “drawing up” the kundalini energy from the base of the spine, but rather is performed by removing all awareness from the body, while focusing instead on tuning into the cosmic energy in the atmosphere around you, which comes into the body through the top of the head and sets a whole operation in motion within the sphere of the mind itself. All of what we call universal knowledge exists as archetypal memory that’s impressed in the Akasha (Astral Light of vital energy) of the cosmic mind, which we “tune into” by making an inquiry or wondering about something, asking for more information around an idea, setting an intention as a desire to know, praying, and becoming “one in mind” with our Higher Self, which can be understood as our Reasoning mind of higher consciousness.
Our mental model is comprised of all our experiences molded into a single idea (archetype) that vibrates at a frequency that’s unique to us as our signature frequency, much like our fingerprints are used to identify us as an individual. Our signature frequency not only acts as the tuning device we use for tuning into and conceiving ideas that are correlated to our model, but also acts as a transducer that processes and interprets what’s conceived. This comes as a translation formed by how new ideas are adapted to our model and modified into a congruent expression where they can become a natural part of our outer world, which is formed through our ability to perceive it. Everybody translates the same idea in a way that’s unique to them and can be utilized to facilitate their growth through a fundamental “understanding” of universal principles, which only comes as a direct experience that forms the mental concept necessary to apply it at the practical level. We can only utilize what we can first conceptualize as a mental model.
I’m not going to hypothesize about the idea of calcification of our pineal as hindering our ability to conceive higher knowledge, because I don’t know this to be fact, and have come to view it in a different way based on direct experience that neither proves nor disproves it, but rather sidesteps it altogether. There are many ancient spiritual texts that describe the process of pineal calcification taking place around the age of six or seven, when our pineal begins forming a “gold colored sand” as calculi directly associated with the conscious mind of our true higher soul. At around the same age the soft spot of the cranium where the different sections of the skull come together, located directly above the pineal gland also closes and the bones become permanently fused, encasing the higher mind in the tomb of the body. This marks the point in our development when we begin thinking as a means of figuring things out for ourselves and begin making calculated decisions based on our ability to reason, where we start becoming “responsible” for our own mental creations. As our higher mind of thought becomes situated within the third-eye of our pineal, we acquire the ability to turn our thoughts into imaginary realities that allow us to play them out as possibilities providing us with a form of mental rehearsal necessary for making decisions and turning selected ones into actual experiences.
With all that being said, I do however have to say that I also live a very healthy lifestyle and consume natural, whole foods while avoiding fluoridated water as much as possible. What I’ve come to realize about this process is it comes primarily through regular meditation that enhances your ability to subdue and pacify habitual random thoughts to create an “open space” (I call it an arena or stage) for living ideas to enter in their seed-form and begin expressing fluently without outside interference. You have to maintain a single-minded focus for long periods of time, while also developing yourself morally to as pure a state as possible. You can train your mind by regularly engaging in deep states of concentration born out of devoted study of higher, spiritual knowledge and ideals, where you visualize the concepts being presented metaphorically. As we contemplate ideas while in a meditative state, where we clear our mind to form an open space and then focus on an idea that has been formed into an “ideal”, we infuse it with mental energy that brings it alive with sensation, causing it to begin vibrating in harmony with us, and it begins systematically unfolding and growing within us as a part of us.
The information conceived comes in what I call “seed form” that’s symbolic in nature and proliferates by “unfolding and enfolding” through subconscious processes. In my experiences, the form that takes shape out of a pulsating light is nearly always “faces” of some kind, centered around the “eyes”, formed using a variety of elements associated with the mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms. For anyone who has studied occult sciences, particularly in regard to what’s called the highest aspect of the mind, called the supernal, superconscious, or cosmic mind of archetypes, the 3 aspects which form “one idea” are represented symbolically as a head or face, because it represents the countenance (inner nature) of the entity. It reveals the “essence” or hidden, invisible nature of the entity ensouling the form. The “eyes” have always been considered “the window of the soul”, and we direct our vital energy into whatever it is we look at and give our attention to. Our “attention”, which is an aspect of our higher, conscious mind, is a “stimulating force” that penetrates material forms and stimulates them into activity through a process of sympathetic resonance.
While many people believe that light itself is the information or knowledge of the spiritual plane, it’s actually the means through which true knowledge as invisible archetypes “form themselves” and take on an outer appearance in order to be “perceived and known”. What we call the spiritual plane exists as archetypal ideas (cosmic memory) that are impressed within and populate the atmosphere (Astral Light) around us as invisible electromagnetic fields that vibrate at a particular frequency and act to “organize light” into an outer form as a reflection where it can be perceived in its symbolic form. How it’s shaped into a metaphorical idea is based on the individual mind that conceives it and forms it into a mirror image as a reflection within their own mind. All universal ideas and concepts appear differently to everyone who perceives them because they’re formed by their own mind in relation to it.
An idea is conceived in its symbolic form where its then shaped into a personalized version by being adapted to the person’s existing model where a whole inner unfolding is prompted as a “chain of associated ideas” that are all correlated with each other. This chain of association comes as a thought process that proliferates spontaneously, one out of another, as a form of growth process that brings new realizations that provide us with deeper insights into the nature of the idea born out of a direct inner experience. We literally “acquire knowledge” of a universal nature that shows us things we didn’t know before. We “grow knowledge” from within that comes as a direct experience born out of a universal concept in symbolic form. This is because we only “know” something by becoming one with it in mind and spirit, where we acquire knowledge of it through an intimate “inner experience”, and through the experience new realizations about its true nature propagate naturally and expand our awareness.
When we look to others to explain what we can only know through direct experience, we become like a dumb beast that can’t reason or think for ourselves, and therefore need to be told. The only way we receive knowledge from higher planes of the conscious mind is by tuning into the cosmic mind of the luminiferous ether through a form of meditation as a single-minded form of concentration. We subdue the habitual activity of our lower conscious mind, where we become a “passive receptor” able to be impregnated by the active force of our higher mind. We become “one with an idea” in its universal, archetypal seed-form, and we allow it to unfold in our awareness while simply “observing it” without trying to change it or take control of how it unfolds. We acquire higher knowledge by “asking for it” (ask and you shall receive), which tunes our mind to conceive it, and then “watching it” as it begins gestating within us in a free-flowing, pulsating motion of constantly “becoming”. We all have what’s called “mirror neurons” in our brain that allows us to “learn” by watching an idea as it expresses through a process of some kind. By being a passive container for a living idea to unfold and express as a dynamic body of light, we become mentally impressed with that idea as an actual memory, and we acquire the means for applying it as a result. We only “acquire” and maintain what we understand in its working form. All wisdom only comes through direct experience which forms an understanding of it.
I can only describe how this process works for me, which, though your process may differ, the basic idea will resonate as being the same, because its all based on and operates through universal principles as “processes” that are creative in nature. It always clothes an invisible idea in vitalized light where it can be observed as a “dance” and evolutionary unfolding within the individual mind. While we may perceive it through different forms and by using different elements and models, its intrinsic nature is always the same and never changing. All higher cosmic knowledge is a living system that expresses in infinite ways based on the model it “combines with” and is modified to be like. Its never dogmatic or fixed according to one person’s interpretation or conventional concept used to represent it. All universal wisdom is archetypal in nature and forms itself in a new way based on the mind perceiving it. Our perception always comes by shaping light into the outer form of our mind as a matrix (larger version of the same pattern in a coherent state), where we “experience ourselves” as our outer environment and reality. Archetypes never form the same way twice, even in the same individual, and are in a constant state of evolving into new forms of itself based on combinations that reformulate it.
Meditation and Concentration
When meditating, I form an idea in my mind that I want more information around. I then go through a full relaxation process where I release all tension being held in various parts of my body, clearing my mind of chatter and habitual thoughts that propagate as impulses, then focus exclusively on an idea in its symbolic or metaphorical form (I use Sacred Geometry, archetypes of the Tarot, symbols, metaphorical concepts of the Kabbalah, or sequence of numbers and letters). This is what many refer to as “setting an intention”, which is a primary method used for “accessing memory” within the aetheric-astral field around us. The memory inherent in this field is neutral and in a passive state of potential and is activated (vibrated) by being drawn into our mind. As I focus on an idea, I tune myself to the frequency of that idea while infusing it with the “desire” to know, which is the magnetic force that draws into my mind any correlated information that exists in the atmosphere around me.
This usually starts off as light that either appears unorganized and random, that then begins forming, or as a swirling motion of light that starts on one side, rising up, forming momentarily, then fades off to the other side in a pulsating, rhythmic manner, giving rise to another one in its place. Occasionally it starts as what appears to be a gas-like misty field of light that pulsates as a respiration that expands and contracts, becoming vivid and crystal-like, and then fading back into an impression. I focus all my attention on the light-form while starting the process by thinking about what I already know about the idea (much like priming a well), the light starts forming into a holographic shape or impression that usually resembles a face or upper torso, and takes on a distinct pattern that continues to develop into a form as a pulsating flow of light that becomes fluid-like and more intense in color.
The light, which I perceive as more of a “vivified essence” usually starts off grayish and as more of a neutral tone, then as its concentrated it intensifies into colors of various intensity and hues. The primary color that starts the process is usually a yellowish-green color, and then becomes iridescent, shimmering with other colors as a form of luster. Sometimes there’s no distinct form but more of a pulsating color pattern that seems to prompt a whole series of thoughts as insights that bring new realizations. Other times a face of some kind will start to form, and as I focus intently on it, concentrating my awareness while maintaining a passive mindset, it forms into a holographic face and image that’s constructed out of a combination of features as natural elements, that becomes vibrant with prismatic colors while continuing to evolve through taking on unique features that steadily change its appearance as a form of growth and fluent development.
Once it hits a certain point in an evolving formation, it then begins dissolves back into flowing essence momentarily, and another image of a similar nature starts taking shape. The same type of facial image forms in a somewhat different way and continues through an evolutionary flow that transforms it by taking on new attributes and qualities that changes how it appears. As this cyclical rhythm continues, I concentrate on the eyes and feel drawn into it where I become one with it in essence and mind, and while in a state of being “one with it”, it “reveals” itself to me. I move past the outer appearance it takes on and presents itself through, and come into direct contact with its inner nature, where a whole process unfolds as an eloquent flow that resembles the dance of a flickering flame. Its as if it communicates knowledge by how it expresses as a dance that stimulates me with a sensuous feeling of inner connection. It infuses me with a deep sense of connection that comes from watching it, and a whole idea as a thought process systematically arises and starts playing out in my mind.
Through my own thoughts I realize new things about it that I didn’t know before. Sometimes new images form as symbols that show me the significance of the idea-symbols used in ancient texts and monuments that give me new insights into their true meaning and the processes they represent in communicating higher, spiritual wisdom. For example, one time I was concentrating on how wisdom comes from higher dimensions and an image of a Dyad formed. As I started thinking of the center being similar to a vagina or birth canal of the womb, focusing on the oval part of the overlapping spheres, it suddenly formed into the open mouth of a snake, and the face of a man came through it. I saw it as the mouth of a dragon that formed a wormhole through space, which acted as a portal for moving between dimensions, and then it suddenly shifted slightly, giving me a side view, where it looked just like the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl. From that point on I realized what that symbol represented.
Another time, a cloud formed and in center of the cloud a face formed that then seemed to perch on top of it, where the cloud became its body or foundation. As I watched it, it began pulsating with vivid colors similar to the glowing embers of a fire, and the face was communicating with me telepathically as a form of guidance. The face then separated from the glowing, fiery cloud, rising above it and then a pillar of light formed between it and the flaming cloud, and it went through the pillar and disappeared into the cloud-like mist, and the cloud then opened up and a bright light shown through it with intense rays, much like the sun breaking through the clouds, and it transformed into an eye. The whole time this was happening it was communicating with me subliminally. After this experience, I realized what the symbol often depicted in esoteric sciences as a face residing on top of a cloud that was guiding someone meant, and how the universal laws were communicated through what was described as a burning bush, and how we communicate with higher powers using our third-eye, represented as a “single eye”, formed by becoming one with our higher mind and perceiving the world through a higher form of consciousness. The interesting thing about this type of communication, which works primarily through symbols, is that as I watched them flowing and unfolding I felt as if I was being given, or made aware of a vast amount of knowledge through a process of intuition, which connects us to the inner nature of things where we perceive everything as being an intricate part of a greater whole.
By concentrating on an idea in its symbolic form while thinking about it as more of a concept, it takes on a life of its own and starts shapeshifting into other ideas in their symbolic form, which are all correspondences of each other. Different cultural symbols and glyphs are used to communicate the same universal processes. The cosmic mind speaks the language of symbols, and when we tune into the cosmic mind of the luminiferous ether, ideas unfold within our mind as correlating symbols that are often related to many different cultures. This is for several different reasons, one being that while words of a different language may be unintelligible for anyone who doesn’t know that language, symbols and images can be understood by anyone as representing the same idea, and secondly, because symbols require interpretation, in which everyone interprets the same symbol using their own mental model and cultural conditioning, which is necessary for understanding it and being able to utilize it in the practical sense.
While we tend to think that all ideas within our material world should mean the same thing to everyone, at the universal level, every thought is an individual creation. In the higher sense of true intelligence, its all about borrowing universal concepts as the means of forming personal ones, where the principle involved remains the same, but the model as a concept used for understanding it in the practical sense is different for everyone, making it ideal for them. On the higher planes of cosmic knowledge, every thought is creative, and every creation is an expression of our individuality. Dogma as ideas that are rigid, fixed, and dead, no longer alive and evolving into new variations based on combinations, is only prevalent to unconscious, animal-like beings who haven’t been bestowed with a conscious mind and the ability to think, and create the reality of their thoughts, as a way of “knowing themselves” through the experience of their own creation.
As I concentrate on an idea in its symbolic form, it prompts a synchronistic unfolding of ideas that are all of the same type and class. It connects a single idea as a concept to all other ideas of a similar nature, expanding our awareness around all of them in terms of how they’re connected. Each new idea unfolds out of a preceding idea, showing you new aspects of it that broaden your knowledge and understanding, not only of the idea itself as a formation, but also of its hidden nature being disguised by its outer appearance. The colors it takes on also communicate information about the part of it you can’t know through its shape alone.
Once you engage in this type of meditation which reveals and deals with ideas as they exist in the astral plane of light-forms, you’ll come to understand what has been referred to throughout history and the occult sciences as nature spirits. These are often portrayed as fairies, trolls, undines, salamanders, knolls, green men, and so forth. Its very common for the faces formed to have a unique combination of features that range from crystalline and prismatic, to plant, animal, and human features, that imbue it with the attributes and qualities that make-up its nature. This demonstrates the mind’s ability to order and organize the 4 Elements of the material plane into living entities that represent cosmic principles, archetypes, and natural forces on the spiritual plane. An image contains within it a significantly higher amount of information than words do, while lending themselves to an endless number of interpretations formed not only by every individual, but also by the same individual while in a different mood or state of mind, or at a different stage of their development.
In most esoteric texts and spiritual doctrine Karma is referred to as the “absolute law” because its fundamental in nature and transpires naturally through our very nature and way of being. We’re all born into the world with a “predisposition” that naturally equips us with everything we need to form particular type of experiences and “become” a certain type of person based on those experiences. We’re “designed”, so to speak, with fundamental traits that form our basic character, temperament, natural emotional states and sensitivities, behavioral tendencies, interests, and natural talents, all of which are then developed through our family dynamic and the behavioral dynamics being expressed in the environment around us, and of which we play a natural role in. Out of this dynamic combination of factors all working together in a completely natural way, our mental paradigm begins forming in a way that sets a particular type of “story” in motion as our “life theme”, which imposes a direction on our life as our “destiny”. In order to understand how Karma operates in shaping our life, we have to begin by realizing that as humans, we’re born into the physical world with a dual mind and nature, where we exist as both animal and divine. Where we have both a higher mind that’s intelligent, creative and immortal, and a lower mind that’s automated through instinctual impulses, emotionally driven, and mortal in nature.
What connects us naturally to all life on Earth is our subconscious mind, also called the collective unconscious or mass consciousness of the group mind, and what connects us to our divine and heavenly nature is our conscious mind, which bestows us with the ability to create the reality of our thoughts through choice and will, which is how we shape ourselves to be an “individual” (archetype) in our own right. Our lower, animal nature causes us to identify in the fundamental sense with whatever group, culture, or society we’re born into, where we don’t perceive ourselves as existing apart from that group and we operate out of what you can think of as the “herd mentality”. While we’re operating out of our lower mind we move in-sync with whatever is happening around us based on how we’re being influenced by external forces, and we look to others to tell or show us what to do and how to do it. While operating primarily out of our lower nature we “create ourselves” out of a fundamentally “unconscious state”, where we lack any real individuality that’s born out of our ability to think for ourselves. This part of us is mortal, which means that when we die, all our thoughts and memories of ourselves that were born out of the group mind (instinct) blend back into the “astral field of instinct” that girdles the Earth and is related to our “species” and “class” as a form of natural intelligence.
This is what the term “mortal” is referring to. We are both a mortal and immortal being, where we have both an “unconscious and conscious mind” that work in harmony with each other in creating what we experience as an outer “reality”. When we live primarily out of an unconscious state, which operates habitually out of the model formed through our initial conditioning, we simply use the memories of past to create more and more of the same type of experiences in the present. While our formative conditioning establishes the basis of our mental paradigm (around puberty) and imposes an initial direction on our life through the “universal theme” we naturally begin employing as the means of creating how we experience ourselves, once we become adults and our conscious mind begins developing, we can then take over creating ourselves by exercising the ability to think for ourselves in a rational, reasoning manner and make our own decisions about who we’re going to be and what we’re going to do as a result. As we make conscious decisions that transmute the habitual patterns playing out in our life in a systematic manner, and we act on our decisions to turn them into a reality of our own making, we begin experiencing ourselves in a new way. It’s only the “part of ourselves” that we create in a conscious, self-aware, and deliberate manner to “form ourselves” as a product of our own making that’s “immortal” and transcends the earthly plane at physical death. This part of us ultimately becomes the “karmic seed” formed out of our soul’s memory of itself that establishes the basis for our next cycle of growth (incarnation) as a natural form of evolution.
The principle of karma, like so many spiritual ideas, has been trivialized in our new-age society to the point where few people are able to realize it for what it is, or learn how to work with it in a meaningful way as a means of exercising their will to create in order to assume control of their own destiny. We tend to view life from a separative mentality, where we take what exists naturally as a part of a greater whole and break it down into separate parts, events or actions, that we then imagine are unrelated and independent of each other, and we never bring them back together as a means of identifying the common theme playing out on a larger scale. Some have even been taught to think of karma as punishment or retribution for past deeds of some kind being administered by a higher power or outer force of some kind. But karma, like all things born out of the mind, operates in a completely natural and lawful manner through the workings of universal laws, and in the most basic sense comes as the “experience” of our own mental creation from both the giving and receiving end.
Our karma comes as the expression of our “soul’s essence”, which forms our character as our inner nature. Our “being” is formed out of our character and morality, out of which all our thoughts, feelings, passions, needs, desires, attitudes, and activities issue forth naturally as a form of self-expression. All of our natural behaviors and deeds result from our moral values, beliefs, emotional states, and memories. Our character is something we’re always in charge of creating based on internal processes we engage in naturally as a means of experiencing the world around us and is governed largely by our conscience, which is our moral nature. Everything you do in life comes as the expression of your character formed out of the accumulation of all your life experiences, translated into “memory”. Our higher soul’s (true self) constitution, which is of “pure mind”, is formed out of memory produced through our own ability to create how we experience things. Memory, like the soul itself, is never fixed, static or singular, it’s always in the process of transforming and evolving as you go along in life through the “ongoing story” you’re always telling by how you live, and through the incorporation of new types of experiences that reshape existing patterns. The most basic way we’re always “creating ourselves” is through the ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves through our internal dialogue (thoughts) that follows a common theme, and we’re always the author, main character, director, and producer of our own story.
How We Create Ourselves through our Life Story
Our life story is formed out of what you might call universal themes that are common to everyone as a general idea, while also being developed in a novel way that make them unique to us. For example, one of the most prevalent universal themes shared by the majority of people comes as feeling “not good enough” or “not being loved or wanted”, and though this idea forms the basis for the story we start telling ourselves as the means of experiencing our life, it’s shaped in a unique way by each of us based on how we “internalize and interpret” everything (using our model) to make it “mean” we’re not good enough. Yet every person has their own unique situation and set of circumstances, family group and dynamic, or social group that they use as the means for creating internal processes where they take any situation and reform it so that it adequately tells the story of “not being good enough or worthy” of being loved somehow. Each person will use different elements and group interactions to create the “same type” of experience of themselves. We’re always taking what you can call a universal idea and using it as the basis for forming a personalized version of the same idea.
The theme acts as what you might call a fundamental pattern or energetic template that orders, organizes, and produces an internal representation that consistently produces the same type of experience. Because this story is set into motion at a young age before we develop our rational, reasoning mind, and our ability to discriminate, we don’t even know to question whether it’s true or not because it forms the very basis for how we perceive and experience ourselves and the world around us. Our mind works naturally in any situation to only activate (notice) and call forth (focus on) the information that can be used to tell our story, while everything that would ordinarily contradict or disprove it is ignored or goes unnoticed. We interpret any number of behaviors, no matter how well intended, to mean, once again, that we’re not wanted or good enough. We then react to our own internal representation as if it’s true, which determines how we conduct ourselves and interact with others, which is what turns it into an actual reality. So, our life’s story, which is the most basic way that we create how we experience ourselves, evolves naturally out of our own mental and emotional state.
How Our Higher and Lower Nature Blend into One
While some have formed the belief that we “choose” our parents and the family unit we’re born into, most likely due to the part of us that reincarnates is also the aspect of our self and mind that has the ability to make decisions and willfully act them out as an experience, this is also the part of our mind that functions exclusively out of higher laws of the mind that are universal and all-encompassing in nature. Our “genes” not only record and make a permanent record of our memories, but they also form our physical characteristics and imbue us with natural behaviors and tendencies derived from our ancestral lineage. When we come into a physical body, we do so based on the memories inherent in our parents and family genes, which gives us correlating physical characteristics and natural tendencies that are then developed through our family dynamics and act to form the basis for re-establishing and setting our life story in motion as a continuation of our past. Everyone in our family shares not only the same basic characteristics but also play a natural role in acting out the same type of dynamic as shared story. We pair up, so to speak, and combine with whatever is “like us” in terms of our soul memory, which correlates with and acts to enhance what you might think of as our “soul’s design”, formed as a kind of “memory-seed”, out of which all our life experiences naturally proliferate in an automatic and spontaneous fashion.
Memory is archetypal and thematic in nature and forms “patterns of activity” (natural behaviors) developed as the expression of our character and personality. Because we share the same characteristics of our immediate family along with the ancestral memories associated with our bloodline, we naturally develop behavioral dynamics born out of shared character traits and tendencies, which are correlated to our soul’s constitution coming into this realm. This establishes and forms the foundation of the same fundamental patterns of our karma as the ideal character traits and predisposition that form our life-theme, while also setting them in motion as a continuation of our past life experiences, all of which evolve systematically out of an unconscious state.
This dynamic process set in motion through our childhood experiences that form our “mental paradigm” as our “formative conditioning”, functions in a completely natural way as a form of automation where we continue to live out of our conditioning without having an awareness that we change it by employing our higher mind. If we don’t “wake up” and become aware of our higher nature and realize how it is we’re creating our life experiences, we simply live out of the patterns of our conditioning as our karma. By becoming aware of our own internal processes and realizing how it is that we’re creating our own life experiences out of habitual tendencies, we can begin taking control of our own mind and intentionally directing our thoughts to form new ways of perceiving ourselves in relationship with the world around us. Once we begin realizing that we are in essence the one creating how we experience the world around us by how we think, act and interact with it, we begin participating in our own development and begin learning how to tell a new story about ourselves and our life. This is what the saying “you reap what you first sow”, is showing us.
Our Soul’s Essence as Our Internal Nature
Everything precedes according to its nature. Our destiny is encoded in our nature as the accumulation and synthesis of all our life experiences that consistently develops our character and the formulation of qualities we actively express in a consistent manner. Each one of us is perfectly designed to fulfill our destiny in a semi-predetermined way. Our karma forms our soul’s memory as a dynamic formula of character traits developed to different degrees, levels, and potencies. Out of this seeded formula of attributes qualities, and traits, our entire way of being systematically emerges as our personality, likes and dislikes, fears and phobias, what we’re interested in and gravitate towards naturally, what kind of ideas we’re attracted to and associate with, the values naturally instilled in us as our conscience, and what it is we can “see ourselves” being and doing. Our inner nature forms our predisposition and temperament, out of which our feelings, emotions, and thoughts naturally proliferate and formulate into ideas about our self and our life. The nature of our soul’s preexisting memory, formed as the accumulation and translation of all our life experiences up to that point, forms the basis for reestablishing and continuing our ongoing story and narrative we’re always telling ourselves that gives them the meaning they have.
While many people believe meaning is objective and that what something means to us is the same thing it means to everyone, this is not at all true. Meaning is something we all “make-up” based on how we present things to ourselves and the interpretations we form as a result. Our life story is set in motion when we’re kids and we have an emotionally intense experience of some kind, and while we haven’t developed the ability to reason yet, we try to somehow make sense of it. While we’re kids, we’re still connected to our parents and siblings and haven’t begun forming a separate identity, and so we tend to make everything out to be about us somehow, or our fault. When mommy’s upset and scolding or punishing us, we make it “mean” we’re bad somehow, and as a result, she doesn’t love or want us anymore. When our parent criticizes us or put us down in some way, we don’t know to question them or realize that’s just how they are and doesn’t have any bearing on us, and instead we form a belief about ourselves based on it. As kids, we tend to believe whatever it is we hear being said about us, which sets what becomes our life theme in motion and that we continue to build out of as we go along.
Meaning and the story we’re always telling ourselves about things is how we take all of what appears as independent and random ideas and mold them all back into a single idea. If you observe your own internal dialogue and the nature of your thoughts, what you’ll soon realize is that you’re always explaining, describing, judging, and validating your beliefs about the way things are, forming an idea of them as an “internal representation” that represents a particular “type” of experience, that you then use as the means for anticipating and forming how you actually experience them. We don’t experience things as they truly are “apart from us”, but by how we remake them by molding them into our ideas about them. The ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves as our thoughts about things is how we naturally use our conscious mind (the story-teller) to direct our subconscious (the builder) on what to build into our outer environment so we can apprehend it through our ability to perceive it. We then perceive it as a natural part of our outer world where we can form an experience of it, and as we form an experience of it we simultaneously “associate and relate” to our own experience, and shape ourselves “through” the experience created as being a natural part of it.
Due to this all occurring in a completely natural and automatic way, we usually fail to realize that we’re not only the one doing it, but also that we have the innate ability to take control of our own internal processes and create new experiences of ourselves. When we remain unaware of how it is we’re creating our own experiences of life, we perceive life as “happening to us” rather than being determined “by us”, and we’re shaped by whatever and whomever we live around and associate with. Inner processes are governed and set in motion by how we’re being stimulated by others and world around us that awaken, vibrate, and call forth in us matching qualities and emotions, and we create our internal experience as a reaction that comes in a fluent and automatic way. In the general sense, we’re a product of our environment and we become “like” whatever it is we associate with, identify with, and live around consistently.
When this all occurs in an unconscious and natural way, our life is predestined as the enactment and continuation of our karma, where we continue to live out of the reality formed by our previous experiences. This principle of accumulated memory forming the basis for all our current experiences, can be understood by recognizing that most of our thoughts that run automatically in a habitual manner come by replaying the experiences of our past over and over, keeping us in the same state of mind we were in when the memory was formed, and that we use as the means of anticipating the future as a continuation or reenactment of the same idea. We anticipate what’s to come and form our expectations out of similar ideas experienced in the past. We are “predestined” for a certain kind of life based on our karmic seed as our essential design, which transpires thematically and automatically out of a primarily unconscious state, where we lack an awareness of the fact that we’re the one creating and determining all our own thoughts and experiences and the one forming the interpretation of our life events to make them mean what they do.
Redemption and Resolving Karmic Patterns
We’re all born into this life as an archetypal being. What this means is that we are each comprised of multiple attributes and qualities that are developed in different ways and to different extents, that start off in a primarily latent form, only some of which are activated and brought out in us and developed according to our family dynamics and life situation, while others remain inactive and unused inside of us. These latent aspects of our nature represent our “potential” for new types of growth and provide the key for using in order to “transform ourselves” by utilizing and thereby developing new parts of ourselves. This process, like all mental processes, comes primarily in two different ways; one as responding to challenging life events and new situations, and one through self-awareness and evaluation where we consciously “choose” to employ certain qualities as a means of correcting our own weaknesses and character flaws, or to begin stepping into and associating with our higher and more divine nature.
This is the process of transformation and spiritual regeneration undertaken by initiates by going through difficult and challenging situations while remaining fully awake and self-aware throughout the event, and actively choosing “how” you’re going to be in relation to the event or happening. Where you actively decide whether you’re going to “rise to the occasion” and use it to grow yourself in new ways or shrink back and allow yourself to be overcome by it. When we learn to look at our life as the ideal means for developing ourselves by how we go through difficult or intense situations, we can use our life experience as the means for becoming more aware of our own internal processes and we can use our will in being able to maneuver them in a more productive and intentional way.
As you’re stimulated by the events of your life, if you turn your attention inward and become more aware of what parts of you “come alive” in response to it you can begin recognizing how it is you normally function in an unconscious way through a reactive state. As a feeling and emotion come alive inside of you, what you’ll notice is that it’s directly correlated to an aspect of your character. When you remain unaware of what’s happening and why, you resort to habitual tendencies and react in an unconscious and automatic way based on a past memory associated with the same feeling. Once you begin learning how to refrain from reacting while maintaining a calm inner state, and you turn your attention inward and become aware of the internal processes set in motion, you’ll realize that you have a choice as to how you’re going to respond. If you subdue the emotion prompting the immediate reaction you can bring it under your control and remain calm while processing it through your rational mind. When you’re able to look at what’s normally a highly charged emotional situation with a calm, analytical, reasoning mindset, you can see what’s operating at the subtle level and maintain control over your own mind and behavior.
The means for transforming any quality or mental state is by working with its complementary aspect, which acts to counterbalance it. For example, when a pronounced feeling of fear is invoked in you and you remain self-aware, you realize you have a choice as to whether or not you’re going to be a coward, back down, or freak out, or whether you’re going to be courageous, evaluate the situation in terms of what’s making you feel afraid and why, and step boldly into it with a sense of confidence. By doing this anytime you feel afraid or scared by something and consistently choosing to be brave and confident in yourself, you act to gradually transform that quality and tendency in you, while steadily developing the new quality in its place. As you commit to doing this in a consistent manner, you accumulate more and more experiences of yourself as being courageous and confident in your ability to handle whatever it is you’re facing, and after awhile the fear subsides entirely.
As you transmute one aspect of your character by employing the opposite aspect, you transform your nature, which changes how you experience yourself, and it simultaneously changes your “life story”, which is what forms your “destiny” and who you become through your life experiences. You literally impose a new direction on your life by becoming a different kind of person. As “you change”, your life changes in the exact same way. As you form new experiences of yourself you steadily evolve the memory born out of fear and feeling easily overwhelmed by it, and you create “new karma” as a result. Karma isn’t something that’s imposed on us by an outside force or authority, it’s formed by “being in the experience” of our own mental creation. Karma comes as the experience our own creation, born out of our actions (both internally and externally), from both the giving and receiving end of the same act or pattern. What we put out in the world as our actions, we experience as happening to us by an outside force when it returns. All energy set in motion by our will moves in a circular, spiraling motion, and always returns to the same place from where it began. Life, which is formed as a “life-cycle based on time”, is cyclical in nature, and all heavenly bodies return to the same position from which they originally started.
Our Soul is an Archetype
Out of the One come the many, and the many coalesce together to form the One. A single entity divides into diversified aspects of itself as a means of expressing and creating an experience of itself through its own expression, which is then absorbed and synthesized back into the One from which they came at the end of that life-cycle. We come into this life as an “archetype” (a state formed out of a dynamic formula of attributes, qualities, and characteristics that express naturally in forming our personal “myth”) which expresses through multiple aspects of itself to produce a wide variety of experiences, most of which seem unrelated to each other and random in nature, and then, as we die, all the memories attained in our life are categorized and synthesized back into a single unit as an archetype. Our archetype forms our soul’s “signature frequency” as a prototype or etheric template, that’s then cast into another form as it’s essential nature and morality. Our spiritual nature isn’t a single form, it’s what shapes and gives life to all forms. An archetype is a prototype that can take on many different forms while maintaining the same inner nature, and it’s this part of us that’s reincarnated into a new form each time we’re born into a new body and personality.