Throughout Spiritual Sciences the Axis Mundi has been portrayed as a tunnel or portal that connects higher dimensions to lower dimensions, or Heaven and Earth. This concept of a portal between dimensions has also been called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree, rod of Hermes (symbol of medicine) or caduceus, and in Shamanic Arts the means of traversing to other realms in order to bring back spiritual knowledge. This same idea is what’s referred to as the “tunnel of light” that we move through after death of the body that takes us into other dimensions that are correlated to this one as a natural transition from one form to another. Anyone who meditates deeply while focusing their attention or forming identification with the higher spiritual realms, or often simply fully relaxing and removing consciousness from the body, experiences moving through a form of spiraling light that has a pulsating, rhythmic movement to it. We enter into and move between dimensions not through a physical vehicle, but through the vehicle of the mind, which is our spiritual essence as a state of consciousness.
In many spiritual and religious allegories this same idea is symbolized as Buddha finding enlightenment while sitting under a tree for forty days (40 being a symbolically significant number). Jesus died on a cross, another symbol of the rod, vertical pathway, or shaft to a higher dimension. The Kabbalah Tree of Life is represented as spheres of consciousness as “mental states” or principles, which move between dimensions as “levels of being” through three pillars, one representing the feminine energies, one the masculine, and the central the perfect balance of these as equilibrium. This same idea is conveyed as “Jacobs Ladder”, which is a spiraling stairway from earth to heaven that the angels descend and ascend from. The gods of mythology were described as descending from the heavens through pillars or beams of light. In astral travel, this idea is perceived as the silver cord or umbilical cord that keeps us attached to our physical body as a etheric connection or pathway of return. In other legends and myths it’s referred to as a rope, staff, or Maypole. But in all of these traditions and symbolic concepts, it represents the tunnel or passageway through which the soul moves freely between invisible, yet parallel dimensions, purely by means of the mind or astral body that accompanies and inhabits the physical body.
In Spiritual Sciences this idea is most prominently formed as the souls ability to move between subtle and dense dimensions through a form of star-gate that’s represented as the astral body and its energetic composition as the spinal cord and nervous system, the charkra’s and nadis, the Meridians, and by utilizing or willfully directing (polarizing) the Life Force Energy cradled at the base of the spine up to the brain to produce the necessary “state-of-mind” through which transition to a higher dimension is natural and spontaneous. This whole process is given as a “symbolic formula” in the Caduceus, which is a rod (spinal column), with polar serpents (Life Force of Masculine and Feminine energies), whose movements from the base of the spine upward in a spiraling motion that “spins” the chakras simultaneously in opposite directions forming equilibrium at each level while also forming polarity with the next one in a hierarchical structure, stimulating it into a state of equilibrium, and so on, through all the chakras until it reaches the higher three, which exist as a single, higher plane that’s still fully within the body as the medium that connects us to the lower region of still higher realms in a hierarchical structure. The neck, as the fifth chakra, is symbolic of a microcosm as a shaft that connects the brain and senses to the lower body through the nervous system, through which it “operates” the body.
The Pentad, also represented as a Pentacle, represents the “star-gate” of the body (5th chakra of the throat), the Pentacle itself forming an actual star. The sixth chakra, also represented as a star, as two interlaced triangles (symbolic of the higher and lower minds on the same level) superimposed over each other in opposite orientation, represents the actual transmission, connection, or movement into a higher dimension of universal consciousness, also symbolized as the Merkabah. The seventh chakra, symbolized by the central pillar through which the soul enters and exits the body through a “spiraling light shaft”, and the eighth chakra, which exists outside the body and encapsulates it as a sphere shaped energy field, forms an octave as a unified whole that forms the bottom or beginning vibratory frequency (level of consciousness) of the next higher octave that takes us into a higher dimension. We move between parallel dimensions by utilizing the Life Force energies of the body to ignite and elevate our state of mind, by withdrawing our consciousness from the body and moving it into the higher spiritual realms, completely detaching from identification with the body, and experiencing ourselves instead as purely spiritual beings born of and essentially a part of a higher dimension.
In modern sciences of cosmology and quantum physics, this same idea is being identified as what we now call “black holes” that reside in the center of galaxies that run parallel to the spiraling motion of galaxies as more of a rod or vertical shaft that forms a cross or a form of “spinning top”. All heavenly bodies that are a part of a stabilized system, are spherical masses that spin on an invisible axis in a balanced state. Black holes have extreme gravitational properties (are magnetic) and draw or suck matter into it (black absorbs), where it vanishes and seems to disappear completely. Through a fundamental understanding of natural laws, we know that if black holes exist, then white holes also exist (which project), which is where matter comes into our universe form out of nowhere (a parallel universe), which is what explains the basic theory of the “Big Bang”, where our universe formed as an expansion out of nothing.
In a similar idea, we now theorize Wormholes as a form of light tunnel or vortex that produces a “shortcut” of sorts where we can move instantaneously to distant locations in the universe, or to completely different universes altogether. We don’t really know where wormholes lead, which is a bit of a problem when considering them as a real means of travel, and they seem unstable, appearing briefly, then collapsing and disappearing. So these supposed portals to other dimensions could possibly leave us stranded there with no means of reconnecting through the same wormhole in order to return to the place and time that we left. This is thought to be one of the most basic forms of actual “time travel” which runs by what they call “timelines”, which can be thought of as connecting us to dimensions or realms of being through our “memory” of them. What we have a memory of we form a mental and energetic connection to, and movement in higher dimensions doesn’t require a physical body that moves through space and time from one location to the next, but is instantaneous manifestation of reality as “thought” itself. The mind doesn’t exist “in” a material reality, but is what “produces” that reality as a mental construct or imaginary projection.
All we’re ever really doing in life is rediscovering the same ideas while viewing them through different models and giving them different names. It’s science that going to lead us to God, or reveal the existence of what we have come to call “Heaven” as a parallel world, because spiritual traditions (not religion) are the most basic form of scientific investigation into the nature of “God” as all of Life and the phenomenal world of dense matter. In ancient societies the priests were the scientists, and the basis of “spirituality” was the science of the soul, or the science of the mind, which are synonymous to each other. Modern religions consider many Eastern Philosophies to be “atheists”, yet, the real difference isn’t a “belief in God”, but rather how we’re defining the idea of “God”, which can in fact be “known directly” through experience and therefore doesn’t require a belief in it, but rather a firsthand “knowledge of it”.
When we use the term “God”, it’s a kind of metaphor that represents an invisible idea, and so it’s left largely to the imagination as a belief formed by the individual instead of coming by way of a direct experience, which is what the Spiritual Sciences are based on. Scientific investigation into the phenomena of life, like all sciences, is conducted and formed completely out of the human mind, as is all religions and spiritual traditions. So the science of the mind is the fundamental science that births and forms the basis for all other sciences. The mind being the vehicle of the soul, brings us to the only “real science”, which is the Science of the Soul. Only the soul and mind are eternal and live independently of the material body and natural world as we know it. So the Science of the Soul is the only “true science”, and is the only one that’s transcendental (multidimensional) in nature, and is therefore our only true “vehicle” for moving spontaneously between parallel worlds by learning to develop, manage, and operate our own consciousness and moral nature as our state of mind and vibratory frequency, through which we form sympathetic resonance with realms that exist at a higher frequency, and spontaneously merge into them.
Dr. Linda Gadbois