The most basic process for becoming more self-aware is to learn how to be present in your body and aware of your immediate environment. Your body is your vehicle (medium) for attaining awareness of yourself and for creating how you interact with the world around you as a means of experiencing yourself through it, as an essential part of it. You can use your body to intentionally “tune into” the emotional frequencies that are actively expressing in the environment around you. Your body is a fundamental part of the entire material world and is constantly in tune with it energetically (instinctively) – which means everything in the outer world can be known “directly” through the intimate feeling you get when you focus on and become aware of it. You’re always aware of and being influenced by the dynamic layering of active energies you’re steeped in at any moment in time. In the most basic sense, we all exist in a turbulent sea of emotional energy that’s connected to and acts to draw in and utilize instinctual intelligences that populate the atmosphere (astral field) around us.
When you hear the term “collective unconscious”, which we participate in by virtue of having an unconscious (subconscious) mind, it’s referring to the greater field of consciousness we’re all apart of that’s governed by instinctual forces which are activated and driven almost exclusively by emotional impulses and electrical discharges. There’s no “individuality” in this aspect and level of the mind. This is what you can think of as the “group mind” of the Earth’s soul, where every being that’s a part of it is governed by the same “field of information” (memory) and electrical impulses that systematically propagate through it, where the aspect they “draw on” is based on their archetypal class and species. What makes humans different from all other species and kingdoms on Earth is that we also have a “conscious mind”, which is of a different type of collective mind. Our conscious mind is our “creative mind” of thought and will, and is creative in terms of how we use it in forming our “individuality”. It’s what gives us the ability to “think in words” that naturally form mental concepts, pictures, and images in our mind’s eye, to reason and problem solve, to discriminate and rationally evaluate things as the basis for making calculated, well thought out decisions which we then actively turn into a reality that provides us with the basis for “experiencing” our own creations.
This is the part of us that thinks linguistically as a form of inner dialogue, where we’re always “talking to ourselves” as a means of producing how we experience everything by molding it into an ongoing storyline (life theme) that we’re always in the process of telling ourselves. If you simply turn your awareness inward and observe your own internal processes, you’ll notice that “one part of you” is always “talking to another part of you” or is engaged in a conversation with a “higher power” of some kind as your natural thought-processes. Your conscious mind is your rational mind which is nearly always explaining, describing, and justifying things in order to make them “mean” something. Our experiences naturally arise out of the ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves that’s formed out of meaning we give things.
As we think about something we build it into an “internal representation” (IR) on the inner planes of our mind that serves to represent a particular “type” of experience. Based on how we present the idea to ourselves as a possible experience, we naturally act to generate a corresponding emotion in response to it. The emotion coupled with the IR determines how we actively express it through an ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves as a means of creating how we “experience our life”. As we mentally create our own experiences inwardly, we then associate and identify with our own creation, shaping ourselves in relation to it. This is the most basic process we’re always using as the means of “creating ourselves”. This is the creative part of your mind that turns thoughts into outer realities as a means of experiencing yourself through and as the main character in your own self-made movie (story).
The story you began telling yourself when you were young as a means of trying and make sense of what was going on around you, was initially formed through your formative conditioning before your conscious mind began developing and you were living primarily out of your emotional states. As a child you began using your imagination to form imaginary realities out of how you felt and what emotions you were experiencing at the time. This occurs naturally while your conscious mind is in its initial stage of developing (7 to 8 years old), where as you began forming thoughts of your own, they were driven almost entirely by your feelings and emotions, which were being generated automatically by whatever behaviors and activities were going on around you at the time and that you were a natural part of. These behavioral patterns are called “dynamics” because they’re formed out of greater patterns as a formula and combination of everything actively expressing in a situation. You’re never just influenced by one person, one activity, or one behavior in a situation, it’s a combination formed by everything in close proximity that’s even remotely a part of the situation. Dominant influences simply direct the flow of activity based on how it exerts a direct influence on everything else, shifting it to match its vibration as an attitude and mindset.
This activity, which normally takes place below the level of direct awareness, can be readily understood by simply cultivating the ability to become aware of internal processes set in motion through outside activity. Everything in the material world functions through vibration as polarities that stimulate each other into an active state of expression through the law of “cause and effect”, or “stimulus-response”, where they also switch polarities through a rhythmic back and forth movement where the “effect” produced then becomes “causal” in its return flow. While we can certainly understand this principle conceptually, gaining an intellectual knowledge of it that’s objective and non-personal in nature, we can more importantly gain an intuitive understanding of it by turning our attention inwardly and “observing” how we experience it internally as “sensations” that act to naturally produce a correlating response.
The only way we have of actually “knowing something” is through a direct experience of it. This is because at the level of energy, consciousness, and spirit, everything operates through “law”, which is an objective, non-personal process that provides the basis for translating into a personal experience. Energy functions in an automatic manner at the subtle level, and is what stimulates and gives rise to the quality of energy out of which a dynamic series of personalized experiences are formed that are all correlated to each other, forming a larger pattern as a “behavioral dynamic” that follows a distinct “theme”. The universal theme is formed out of the “frequency” that’s actively expressing in any situation which serves as the connective element that ties everything together in a logical and cohesive way, where as they play out together they still make sense to everyone involved in terms of how they’re interpreted in a slightly different way to form a plethora of variations that are all congruent and harmonious in nature. Everybody that’s a part of and actively playing a role in creating the same situation, will experience it in a way that’s unique to them, because everyone is creating how they experience it out of their own mental model.
At the subconscious level of the group mind, emotion and the memories associated with the emotions are the creative force and universal language that governs all activity. The group mind can be thought of as the atmosphere (field of organized light) that surrounds and is being formulated by the Earth as its soul, consciousness, and archetypal memory (etheric blueprint). The atmosphere around us contains the memory of the Earth’s soul as the field of information that’s comprised of instinctual forces that act to design, inform, and instruct all life on earth. This field operates through electrical impulses that serve to bring different aspects into an active state of expression, and once the proper group of qualities are activated and called forth, they form a living pattern of activity that plays out while constantly encountering, taking on, and integrating new qualities as it moves through the atmosphere from one location to the next. We’re constantly exchanging energy as varying degrees of consciousness with everything around us through a form of cellular respiration.
As we move through this invisible, atmospheric field of living forces, we’re constantly being stimulated by them, where our “formula of active qualities” at any given moment and point are harmonious with the environment we’re a natural part of. This is how instinct and the subconscious works. We experience these in the normal sense as subtle nuances that come as “feelings” and sensations, and occasionally as a pronounced electrical charge or emotional trigger. As we go along our energy field is constantly flexing and shimmering into variable states that reflect and are of the same consciousness as the environment we’re an essential part of. The problem arises from us not being aware of this or failing to comprehend how it works in the most practical sense. So let’s take a moment to tune into and simply observe how this operates within us as a normal process of cause and effect, stimulus response, and action reaction.
Set aside moments throughout your day where you can observe this process as it occurs “within” you. Truth can only be known through direct experience that brings insight into the invisible, subtle, underlying activity of energy. As you go through your day, when the moment is appropriate for inner reflection, and you’re in a situation where a distinct attitude or passion is being expressed, allow yourself to notice how it is you’re being internally stimulated by it. Notice where in your body you feel a pronounced sensation and what it feels like, what does it bring alive inside of you? Notice that as it brings the sensation alive as a feeling or emotion of some kind, it also has an idea associated with it that forms a mental impression of some kind and sets a whole internal process of activity in motion. This process is based on the meaning inherent in the emotional charge produced. As it stimulates you, notice that you associate it with a memory of some kind that has a particular theme inherent in it. As you instantly reference an existing memory associated with the feeling, where the present feeling is associated with a past memory formed out of the same feeling, there’s a part of you that says, “this means the same thing as that”, and this “interpretation” is what forms the basis of your natural reaction or interaction. As you’re stimulated it adjusts your mental state to match it as a natural process of equilibrium.
As the other person or outside force stimulates you with a feeling or emotion, a form of energetic calibration takes place, where your state is formed as a direct correspondence to their state. As an emotion that’s correlated with an idea is brought alive inside of you as an “effect” produced by the outside activity, you incorporate the energetic transmission into your mental model (signature frequency), modifying it accordingly, and through your expression as a return of the same emotional state and idea, it then becomes “causal” by stimulating them in a like fashion, producing a slightly varied state in them. You act to modify the active energy by how you translate it through your mental model and what thoughts you match to the emotion, and as you continue to interact a back and forth movement of correlated energy takes place that’s constantly adjusting the shared state based on new feelings or ideas that are communicated.
Communication, in the most basic sense, isn’t only based on the words that are spoken, it’s a full body expression. We communicate using our whole body and being, which includes not only the idea being communicated through the words we’re using, but also the feeling and attitude associated with it based on “how” we say it. It comes as more of a unified, synchronistic movement of your entire mental field and “way of expressing” it. The words merely form the initial idea as a mental concept shaped and given life by the attitude and tone of voice we employ in saying it, and how our gestures and body language further emphasize “how we mean it”. Our body is the part of us that’s always tuned into our environment and is present all the time, feeling all the energetic nuances and moods being actively expressed by everything around us. We’re always reading the energy around us by becoming “like it in feeling sensations”, so we can form immediate and appropriate responses without having to think about them or analyze what we’re feeling.
It’s only the conscious aspect of our mind that’s consumed in the eternal reality of our own thoughts, where we’re “lost in time”, so to speak, living out of the make-believe world we’re always constructing and reconstructing out of memories in the faculty of our imagination. When you step out of the imaginary world of thought for a brief period, and become intimately present in your own body, noticing all the sensations taking place, you can begin realizing how your state is constantly being adjusted by all the subliminal activity going on around you. As your state shifts and varies from moment to moment, so do your natural thoughts and what type of ideas that run through your mind in an automated fashion. Through a process of introspection you can come to recognize and understand how it is that you’re always being shaped as a “product of your environment”, usually without being aware of it. Through awareness of your own internal processes you can begin recognizing how it is that you’re always in the process of becoming “like” the people around you through your interaction and what part of your character is being brought alive in relation with them.
In a similar fashion, you can also take time to sit quietly for a few minutes, clear all your thoughts as best you can, relax your body, create a calm inner state, and then introduce a thought or intentionally focus on something, while paying attention to how your body automatically responds to your own thoughts about things. As you think about something, based on how you present the idea to yourself as an possible “experience”, your body will automatically generate an emotion in response to it. The emotion generated becomes the active, motivating force that determines how that idea becomes expressed in your current situation or daily life to produce “how you experience it”. This will give you insight into how it is that you’re constantly determining your emotional state based on what you focus on, think about, and build into a possible reality in your imagination. Also, allow yourself to notice that “tension” is produced in your body by the emotions related to your thoughts, whether they’re positive or negative, and that as a result, emotions are “held in your body” (muscle) as cellular “memory”.
Through this basic awareness of invisible processes that can be known internally, you can begin not only gaining control of your own reactions and automated tendencies, but once mastered to a high enough level of consistency, you can manage your own internal state as a means of intentionally influencing others and directing their behaviors through suggestion. You can plant a “seed” delivered with the proper feeling and attitude that will determine how it’s developed by the person conceiving it. But in order to do this, you have to first be able to manage your own internal state through a direct awareness of what feelings and qualities are actively expressing around you, and instead of going unconscious and playing into whatever you’re being stimulated by, you can intentionally gain rapport with them by “becoming like them” (mirroring), both mentally and physically. You can embody the same mental state, demeanor, and posturing for a short period of time, matching and mirroring them, so to speak, and then begin gradually changing your inner state and body language, and they will naturally follow you into a whole new state of mind and attitude.
Our Mental State Determines Our Reality
Allow yourself to notice that whatever your state of mind is at any moment, is being reflected back to you through your perception of the outer world. The outer world is always formed as a reflection or projection of our inner world. Our inner state shapes ideas as metaphors that have a larger theme correlated with them, allowing them to be adapted to any situation where they naturally form new variations of the same idea. Our mental model is what’s always forming and maintaining our perception of the outer world, where we modify everything to take on the same basic idea as an energetic state and attitude. An idea can be expressed in any number of situations, using whatever elements are available in that situation, forming it into the “same type of idea as an experience”. Another way to think about this is by realizing that whatever “mood” you’re in at any given moment, determines what type of things you focus on, what memories you replay over and over in your mind and use to build numerous scenarios, what type of things you think about in an automated manner, what you notice in everything around you, and what you tell yourself about everything that makes it mean what it does.
In the most basic sense, everything that comprises and forms our material reality is based on our mental model, which is a form of archetype that serves as a prototype for producing a consistent type of experience. Our mental model is what gives our life continuity. As we form an idea on the inner planes of imagination (image turned into a nation) we bring it alive as a corresponding vibration by constructing it into an internal representation formed out of “sensation”. We construct it by imbuing it with sensory attributes and qualities that cause it to come alive with movement on the mental plane, causing a correlating response on the material plane of the body. As we vibrate it internally, the frequency formed has a “metaphorical pattern” inherent in it that operates through polarity to construct, reconstruct, and consistently form that same type idea as our outer perception. As we move through the atmosphere, we’re constantly calibrating it to resemble and reflect back to us our own thoughts and beliefs about it. This polarized movement comes as a rhythmic flow of cause and effect which, as it flows from an inner to an outer pole of the same idea, reverses polarity, and absorbs the experience created through its own mental projection, building it back into the model that projected it, upgrading it through the incorporation of any new variables or possibilities attained, altering its vibration slightly, to form the next projection.
As we “look through” our mental paradigm (perceptual lens), which vibrates at the frequency of our constitution, we organize the information available in the outer world to match it, which is what allows us to “experience ourselves”, and come to know ourselves through our own mental projection. Our mind vibrates at the frequency of our inner composition, and acts “on” the outer field of probability and latent potential to only activate (vibrate) and bring forward (in our awareness) what’s of an equivalent nature or quality of consciousness (order through natural selection), and “recomposes” it to produce a variation of our soul’s signature frequency as a “life theme”. This is what “sets the stage” for us to act out our life experiences. We bring alive everything around us that’s of the same essence and nature as we are and reconstruct it to produce an experience of ourselves as an essential part of our own mental construct. What tends to make this elusive in the most basic sense, is that the outer world is constructed to resemble the “entire content of our mind”, including the parts of ourselves that we’ve repressed, suppressed, disowned, and lost direct awareness of. It’s through our ability to determine our own, personal reality that we also create ourselves by how we then associate and identify with the world of our own making.
Our mind is a field of highly organized information formed out of memory of ourselves as different aspects of our character that are reflected back to us on a larger scale that’s more diverse and inclusive (the One becomes the many, and the many are molded back into One). We construct the same archetypal idea outside of us that originates inside of us, so we can experience ourselves through and as a fundamental part of our own creation. We project the outer world through our perception of it, reshaping it to be of the same nature as we are, and then interpret our own perception to tell a consistent story as a means of creating how we experience ourselves. How you experience something isn’t based on an objective process, it’s based on how you interpret what’s happening to or around you, that makes it mean something. The meaning you give it forms the internal dialogue you generate that accompanies it as a form of story or narrative that you tell yourself as a means of experiencing your own creation. The memory you form out of the experience isn’t based on the physical situation or event itself, it’s formed out of how you interpreted the event by molding it into an ongoing story you’re always in the process of telling yourself. The outer formation created is then absorbed and integrated back into your mental model, which served to produce it in the first place.
The relationship that exists between “thought and emotion” is one of the most basic ways we can understand the relationship that exists between the two aspects of our conscious and subconscious, which is also what we call our higher and lower nature. By realizing these are complementary aspects of the same mind, we can learn to work using their main features and how they function together in forming a single reality. Our conscious mind functions as thought that we construct into whole realities using the faculty of our imagination, and also in translating those realities into memory; while our subconscious is of an emotional nature and functions by using memory to produce all of our natural activities. Due to the fact that we’re born into the world with only our subconscious active as are instinctual nature, by the time our conscious mind of thought and reasoning begins developing, they’re run by our emotions, and we use the creative ability of our thoughts to form whole realities that serve to express our emotional state (this is what illusions are).
Because we don’t realize this at a young age, and nobody teaches us about how our mind works to form our reality, we become accustomed to our lower nature running our thoughts and utilizing its ability to create by producing emotional dramas in place of rational reasoning. By the time we hit puberty, where our conscious mind becomes prominent in being able to create based on how we identify with our own thoughts and experiences, we’re living almost exclusively out of the emotional states and dynamics formed out of our conditioning, and we shape our identity by how we associate with our own emotional delusions. When we continue through adulthood without learning or realizing how our own “mind-body system” works, we spend our whole life living an illusion born out of a primarily unconscious state. We allow our thoughts to be governed by our emotions and run in a habitual manner, completely unchecked. We then create ourselves to be an intelligent animal, never developing the higher capacities of reasoning and rational thinking, which are necessary to become self-aware and master our ability to be self-determined by learning how to create ourselves in a more intentional way by utilizing our emotional nature to fuel our thoughts, instead of letting them determine our thoughts.
Some people will swing to an extreme and play off the idea that we need to cleanse ourselves of our emotional nature altogether, by only relying on our rational mind. Yet this sets us up for failure because we become plagued with a constant form of inner conflict and always having to resist the impulses flowing naturally throughout our body and environment. The secret to life is always about bringing what exists as complementary aspects into a balanced state, where their union is harmonious and one complements and accentuates the other. This process of equilibrium is achieved by recognizing the laws that govern each one and how they exist in polarity to each other as a relationship and way of interacting that produces a unified reality. While each aspect of our conscious and subconscious is governed by different laws, these laws function in the most basic sense through polarity, where “one” acts naturally to stimulate the other into an active state, and once in an active state, serves to stimulate (vibrate) the other one in return. These two aspects of the mind are not separate from each other or different minds in themselves, they’re polar aspects of the same mind and are necessary to produce movement as vibration.
What this shows us is that what we imagine to be outside of us is actually an extension of “us” being projected as a mirror image of what’s inside of us, where the one becomes the many, and the many become one. What we see outside exists silently inside of us, and what we see when we look inside of ourselves is the metaphorical seed that’s birthing and maintaining the outside as the means for attaining a consistent type of experience. This is what “know yourself” means. On the higher plane of the true conscious mind, the entire lower world exists in its archetypal form as the seed for generating our reality through a form of growth process that we experience as a dynamic “unfolding”, where we move in a synchronized fashion through correlated stages and phases of development. Our world is constantly being ordered, assembled, and maintained by our higher mind. The conscious mind can be thought of as the architect who designs the whole scheme as a mental concept (memory), and the subconscious as the builder, who takes the metaphorical design and uses it as a frequency for organizing and equivalent outer world through resonance. Once the whole outer world of living light is constructed as a stable, stationary field of organized light, it then “enters into” its own creation as the centralized, internal awareness, in order to “experience it” as a fully sensationalized flow of consciousness made “real”.
The most basic way to become more self-aware is to remain “present” in your everyday life, where you maintain a constant awareness of everything going on around you and how it is you’re being stimulated and effected by it. Tune into your inner nature and become aware of how you feel in relation to everything around you, or to whomever it is you’re directly interacting with. With enough practice you can train your mind to fluently move back and forth between the outer reality playing out on a large scale, to the inner world of pure feeling that’s acting to project it while also being stimulated by it. Whatever is “motivating” the outer activity always brings alive the same feelings and motive internally. Through this process of shifting back and forth between your conscious, inner self, and your unconscious, outer self, you can form an awareness of not only how it is you’re being shaped energetically in association with the outer, but also how to work with controlling your own inner state so you can directly influence others and whatever is around you in an intentional manner. Keep in mind that you’re also effecting everything around you in the same way you’re being effected by it, and once you gain a clear idea of the mental state of the person you’re interacting with, and you let it determine your state for a brief period of time, “matching it”, so to speak, you can then intentionally change your state gradually, and they’ll follow your lead.
One of the things that makes it difficult to understand how our own mind works in creating our reality comes in the fact that we have two aspects that work harmoniously with each other at the subtle level. These two primary aspects of our mind, called the subconscious and conscious mind, perform different functions in forming what we experience as a coherent and consistent experience of reality. This idea becomes even more elusive due to the fact that what we tend to call our conscious, self-aware mind, while in our physical body and outer material projection, is actually an aspect of our subconscious that simply acts to witness and form an experience of our life from within and as an essential part of our own creation, while our true conscious mind, which resides on a higher outer plane, is what’s directing and orchestrating the whole process in a completely natural way.
We can gain a practical understanding of how our mind works in creating and maintaining our personal reality by breaking it down into polar aspects and examining how these twin aspects function in creating a greater whole that’s a mirror image of our inner mental model. These same principles and processes operate fluently throughout the natural world as being the generative power and seed of all living beings, each of which forms an intrinsic part and function in producing and maintaining a dynamic ecosystem that’s self-generating, self-perpetuating and self-sustaining. The same universal principles at work in all of nature and the cosmos, are also at work in our own mind and creation. The problem lies in the fact that the larger part of the process takes place at a primarily unconscious level, where we don’t realize what we’re doing in the most basic sense because it functions consistently in an automated fashion. This is further compounded by the fact that the very basis for the mind and the reality it projects appears to be paradoxical in nature, where one seems to contradict the other, while both are true in the fundamental sense.
The Whole and the Part
What appears paradoxical in nature comes as polar opposites that are complementary in nature and function as mirror images of each other, where what exists as a unified whole on one level, appears as a correlated array of dynamic parts on another level, making it difficult to realize they’re actually different locations and perspectives of and within the same thing. When we’re outside looking inward, everything appears as an aspect of our self and inner nature, yet when inside looking out those same aspects appear separate and often posed against each other. This natural illusion makes it difficult to comprehend in the basic sense of being produced and kept alive through the activity of our own mind in relation to everything else.
It poses the question . . . are our thoughts the summation and narrative formed out of all our life experiences or is our life experiences being systematically produced as an outer expression of our own thoughts? These appear to contradict each other in the most basic sense when we don’t realize that our mind and soul, like reality itself, exist through the activity and relationship of dual, polarized aspects that work together in forming both an inner and outer reality constructed of polarized light. Let’s look deeper into this universal law in terms of understanding how our own mind works in constructing our thoughts and feelings into an outer world as a means of allowing us to experience ourselves through our own mental creation.
We all have two aspects of our mind that work harmoniously at the subtle level to create an outer matrix of light that’s highly organized and dynamic. Our subconscious is the negative pole while the conscious is the positive pole of the same spherical shape (spinning vortex). the subconscious is passive and receptive while the conscious is active and projective, this means that at the physical level, the subconscious takes in the thought-seed of the conscious mind and gestates it by building it into our existing mental model (etheric matrix), where it then becomes perceivable as a natural part of our outer world. These two aspects then reverse polarity, and the self-organized outer world is drawn back in as self-awareness, where it’s translated into an experience by being integrated back into the very model that projected it initially, forming a “memory” of it. The experience and memory formed upgrades and further solidifies the mental, etheric model, forming the basis for habitual thought which forms a narrative as a constant form of internal dialogue.
Our mental paradigm, which is shaped initially through our souls inner nature and the dynamic patterns of our formative conditioning, becomes the basis of the story that we’re constantly telling ourselves through our thoughts about things. This can be easily understood by reflecting on your own internal processes and thoughts, where one part of you is always in the process of explaining, describing, justifying, and validating things by fitting them into an ongoing story that follows a distinct theme. We’re always in the process of telling ourselves a story about things that give them meaning. Through the meaning we give things, our story naturally emerges and plays out in a congruent fashion. Sometimes this story is direct in terms of pertaining to us, other times it defines others by fitting them into our story, and at other times they’re more generalized in terms of “the way the world is” as an all-inclusive idea, all of which are an outgrowth of our main theme and storyline. All three levels of perception; our self, others, and the way the world is in general, are formed out of our mental model as a relationship we have with ourselves on different levels and scales at once.
Once we recognize this, it allows us to see deeper into our own creation, where we not only form ourselves (mind and soul) as our body and personality, but also as the entire reality in which we live and actively express as a means of experiencing ourselves through a greater whole of our own making. The outer world is at once objective and set apart from us, while also subjective and being shaped by us through our “perception” of it. While we tend to build a hypothesis around the idea of there being a reality that exists apart from us, happening on its own and independent of us, upon closer examination we realize that what we experience as an outer world is actually being produced through our ability to perceive it, and our perception is formed out of our mental paradigm, which is fashioned through the interpretation of our own mental projection. This is a very fundamental paradox that makes understanding our own mind and the outer world being shaped by our mind difficult to understand as being the “same thing”.
This becomes even more complicated when we acknowledge that there truly is what we can call an objective, neutral reality that everyone shares in common (nature and created things), formed as a universal construct described in spiritual texts as the “original creation”, which laid the foundation for us to form our own personalized version as the means of experiencing ourselves, and coming to know ourselves as and through our own mental projection. This idea becomes even more dynamic and sophisticated when we also realize that all human and creative beings are comprised psychologically of the same “cosmic archetypes”, represented by the 12 primary archetypes of the Zodiac, whose attributes and qualities combine in varying degrees and proportions to form unique personalities that all play different roles in creating correlating cosmic themes together as a dynamic part of much larger patterns.
Every “aspect” of what we perceive as existing outside of us, is also an intrinsic part of us at the subtle level of the mind and spirit. This is why every aspect and element of our outer world serves to reflect back to us and aspect of ourselves, simply playing out in a novel or unique way. When we experience an attribute and characteristic being actively expressed by another, we immediately relate it to that same quality and characteristic in ourselves. In the same way, whatever quality is being actively expressed outside of us acts through “resonance” to stimulate and bring forth that same quality in us. Our inner world is constantly being called into an active state by the outer world, and vice versa, because they’re polar opposites of each other, and everything comes into “existence” through their activity and relationship. The entire phenomenal world is shaped, held together and brought alive with activity through the dynamic interaction of correlated frequencies. Reality itself is a matrix of “living light” that’s a coherent sphere formed out of polarized light, where the whole is comprised of correlated parts, and the parts all play a specialized role in producing the whole.
Relationship of the Conscious and Subconscious Mind
Our subconscious and conscious, likewise, play different roles in co-creating a greater reality as a cohesive unit. Polar aspects can only be reconciled by forming a third element. In terms of each aspect of our mind, which form our inner nature, our conscious mind speaks the language of “words” and verbal thoughts, while our subconscious speaks the language of “pictures” and images that imitate memory. Our subconscious functions in an automated fashion using the patterns and themes of memory, which are activated and set in motion by emotional impulses. Our conscious mind forms our awareness and ability to discriminate and reason, which is the creative aspect of the “storyteller”. It creates by thinking, and forming ideas into conceptual images and scenarios that follow its own distinct storyline. Our conscious mind is the “architect” which designs the blueprint, and our subconscious is the “builder”, who takes the blueprint and builds it into an outer reality where it can be attained through experience. This is done in the same way a male provides the “seed”, which is comprised of everything needed to produce a living form in its latent state, and the female conceives the seed and builds it into a material being using her own physical essence, and then “births” it as a natural part of the existing outer world.
The conscious aspect of the mind forms an “idea” in its “seed form” as a thought turned into a picture, image, or scenario, that’s “archetypal in nature” as a generic prototype for producing a thematic form and reality. The subconscious, takes in the seed-thoughtform as a metaphorical template which it then constructs by molding it into the existing “memory-base” (mental model), modifying it so it can be “perceived” as a natural part of our own mental projection. As we build it into our mental paradigm in a congruent way, it becomes a “mental filter” and aspect of our “perceptual lens” that we “look through” to see our own mental creation as an outer world, which we then use as the means of experiencing ourselves and coming to “know ourselves” through and as contained within our own mental projection.
This evolutionary process of creation however, takes place on two levels at once, where the virtual memory-idea formed on the higher (inner) level of pure imagination, and projected outward to form a sensory experience, is then drawn back in as “real” (sensational), and again molded into the same model that projected it as an “interpretation” formed by building it back into our own storyline where it becomes a “permanent record” of our souls activity as a complete “cycle of creation” (represented by the infinity symbol). This translation takes place between the higher and lower, which becomes the basis for the inner and outer, and its only turned into both a structured memory as a life theme and our “character“ as our “essential nature”, when the cycle is complete and the two become “fused together” forming a single unit. This principle is represented symbolically in its most basic form by the “cross”, and more precisely as the “center point” where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect, and by the “infinity symbol” of a figure “8”, which functions as a complete cycle that repeats in an infinite, self-perpetuating manner.
What this shows us is that as we think through a form of self-talk, while picturing what we’re talking to ourselves about, we’re literally “acting on ourselves” to “program” our own subconscious in producing the outer reality of our thoughts. Most of our thoughts are formed out of our mental paradigm and memories of the past, which is the most basic way we continue to create more and more experiences of the past in the present, and how we stay stuck in repeating the same patterns over and over. As we dwell in a memory of some kind that had a strong emotion associated with it, we’re literally telling our subconscious to “give us more of the same type of experiences” that give us more of the same type of feelings, and being the obedient servant it is, it does. This is how our mind works to form a congruent type of experience throughout our lifetime.
In this way, the theme and story formed out of our past experiences become the basis for our present experiences, while strengthening the foundation for future experiences of the same kind and type. This is easy to recognize as we mature and get older, and we begin realizing that the same group of patterns are consistently playing out in our life in different ways. Even when we come into new situations or environments with a new group of people, we create the same type of experiences in a new way. We adapt our carefully honed thematic idea to the new situation, modifying it to produce a variation where it plays out in a somewhat different way, while still holding truth to telling the same story and creating more of the same type of experiences.
As we think, we’re creating the reality of our thoughts, and experiencing ourselves through our thoughts. This gets confusing and seems elusive because our thoughts seem to be produced by our experiences, while also being what forms and determines our experiences. We tend to believe our thoughts form a narrative out of our experiences, where they’re explaining and describing reality as it exists independently of us and is happening all around us beyond our ability to influence or control it, and while this is true in one sense, in another sense, it’s our thoughts about reality that act to shape and determine how it appears to us. One is formed from the inside looking out, the other from the outside looking in, and they exist as complimentary aspects which work together in forming the same thing. In one we’re actively creating, and in the next we’re on the receiving end experiencing our own creation, and together they shape both our inner nature and character, and the outer world constructed out of memory. What we first project outward influencing everything to take on the appearance it does, is then absorbed upon its return, stimulating us with our own projection. As the return resonates with correlating aspects, maintaining them in an actively expressing state, we build momentum in maintaining a single state as an energetic frequency.
Once we become aware of how it is that we’re programming our own subconscious to first construct and then maintain a consistent reality of our own making, we can learn how to discipline our own habitual thoughts which usually run unchecked, and begin forming intentional ideas as sensory realities in our imagination that will provide our subconscious with a pattern for building into our existing reality. The idea has to be made using sensory attributes that bring it alive with sensation and which acts to naturally generate positive emotions in response to it. The sensory reality infused with positive emotions becomes the creative directive for our subconscious to use in place of an actual memory, to form more and more experiences of the same feeling and kind. By learning how to take control of our own imaginary thoughts we can direct our own creation and impose a direction on our life in an intentional and purposeful manner.
While the Law of Karma can be interpreted several ways, based on who’s interpreting it and their level of spiritual knowledge regarding the 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 it served to produce, because they’re always of the same nature. All life functions through rudimentary patterns that are 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 or through a set of what appears to be natural circumstances. It may not come in the form of an action directed toward us by another, or as a direct or immediate 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 are always coupled, and combined act to generate equivalent emotions in response to them, where one acts to stimulate and bring forth the other, and ‘vibrate in harmony’ with each other as a ‘sensational idea’ that elicits 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 a corresponding emotion in response to it, and the emotion becomes the motivational force for expressing the idea to form an experience of it. When we act based on an impulse or emotional trigger, the ‘automatic reaction’ is formed out of a behavioral pattern inherent in a memory of some kind that was formed initially out of the same emotion that’s being stimulated in us. 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.
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.
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.
The term “quintessence”, which can be translated as meaning the fifth element or primordial essence, is represented by taking an idea and forming it into an “ideal” where it serves as a prototype for bringing divine qualities into perfect expression. It represents what you can think of as a state of “self-perfection”, achieved by using your higher conscious mind to transform weaknesses into strengths as a means of purifying your intrinsic nature. What we commonly refer to as our “soul” is formed as an “archetypal matrix” comprised of a unique formula of attributes and qualities that make up our “character”, energetic constitution, and essential nature, out of which all our thoughts, feelings, and actions naturally form as a means of self-expression. This idea forms what’s called the fifth element of the aether or subtle energy of the mind, which is formed by coalescing the four primary elements (fire, water, air, and earth) of the subtle plane into a single element, where four are made into one.
The 5th element of the aether and the principle through which it operates is symbolized esoterically by the pentagram, which holds the 4 elements in an ordered, balanced, and symmetrical state as a mental construct. The aether, like the mind of which it’s an inherent part, exists as a field of archetypal information as “ideas” in their potential state, that populate the luminiferous aether as possibilities for expression in order to produce particular types of experience. The concept formed by the pentagram as a five-pointed star within a circle, represents the mind (circle) as encompassing and infusing the 4 elements (lower triads) into a 5th element. Our mind exists as a “field of information” formed into a cohesive “memory” as our mental paradigm that vibrates at a particular frequency, and is what forms the “perceptual lens” that we look through to see the reality formed by our paradigm.
When we use the term “planes”, which represent a hierarchical structure of higher and lower planes that exist as interwoven “aspects” of each other, where one systematically evolves out of the other, we can also view this idea as larger fields that contain smaller fields within it that are all of the same “nature” as a vibratory frequency. This idea can be thought of as a larger field that regenerates itself as smaller fields formed out of the same type of information in a more concentrated and solidified state. For example, the mind is represented as originating and residing on a higher level that oversees the lower plane and contains the lower plane “within it” in its “entirety” as a whole cycle of formation (life cycle). This is because the mind is the “model” that’s constantly being used to “activate information” inherent in the greater group mind of mass consciousness, where selected bits of information are then formed into a unique whole that acts as a “mirror” for experiencing the reality of our own paradigm.
The 4 elements of esoteric sciences can also be thought of as the “4 states of matter”, which describe the process of generation where an invisible idea is used as an energetic form to coalesce light into outer shape of the same nature. The 4 states of matter, which describe a process of solidification, result from a “spark” (electrical impulse) that electrifies plasma (an invisible source of energy), causing it to begin organizing as a gaseous shape, that appears fleeting and ghost-like, and then becomes more concentrated and solidified into a liquid, flowing, unified movement of crystallized light, which then becomes solid as a biological, living entity. We can observe this same process of creation taking place on various time-lines throughout the universe as nebula that births star-systems, which ultimately represent archetypal energies that are impressed in the very fabric of space itself, and not only represent a psychological state, but also acts on “other minds” to influence them into the same state as a mode of operation or particular type of expression.
The mind is an invisible field of organized information (mental model) that acts as an electric charge (frequency) that electrifies plasma (etheric substance) causing it to form as a highly organized living system of information. It’s the “life energy” that constructs an “outer reflection” of itself within the astral plane, and is what animates its own form with life. The mind forms itself as an outer light body (shell) that it then uses as the means of perceiving and forming an experience of itself through its own mental construct. A body of light is created out of the 4 “states” matter (Primordial substance) goes through in forming into what appears as a solid, yet fluent physical body that it both encompasses and permeates, forming a pentagonal symmetry, where the 5th element of the mind (subtle body) resides on a higher plane or greater level and is what orders (selects), organizes (constructs), and animates (gives life to) the lower or outer plane of material formation, we call reality. All of what we perceive as a material reality (dimensional construct of light) operates through the principle of polarity, and just as the higher plane contains and maintains the entire lower plane within it as a reflection of itself, it also operates on the same plane (linear) to form an inner and outer, where the outer is being produced as a reflection of the inner. This is represented by the center of the star forming a pentad that’s a reverse image (orientation) of the outer form it’s acting to emanate and maintain as a stable construct. Once the outer is formed to reflect the inner as a projection, they’re then combined to form an “experience” as a process of self-regeneration, personal growth, and developing ourselves by way of our own expression.
The Pentagram – Upright and Inverted
The 5-pointed star has always been used as a symbol of excellence and brilliance. It’s a symbol of superiority, power, and authority used for warding off or overcoming evil, represented by an inverted star where the elemental instincts driven by passions govern the mind. When inverted it forms the general shape of what we have come to perceive as the “devil”, which is also represented by the archetype known as Pan. The term “pan” means “all”, symbolized with horns (a divided mind), red hair, hooves, and a tail (a man combined with an animal), representing the lustful fertility of Nature, which induces frenzied excitement and panic or pandemonium (chaos and disorder). The upright star represents “mind over matter”, where the higher, human mind of rational thought and reasoning has control over the lower, animal mind of the subconscious, and when inverted represents the reverse, or resistance to positive qualities of excellence, purity, and goodness.
The pentagram represents “regeneration”, where the mind regenerates itself as an outer projection in order to experience and come to “know itself” through its own creation as a mirror image of itself. The principle of regeneration and growth comes as an incremental process of accumulating experiences of yourself that are built up over time and used to grow and evolve yourself. This process of self-evolution is represented by the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers, also called the Golden Mean, which represents harmony and beauty in how the “part” relates to the “whole”. The Golden Mean demonstrates how the most recent past forms the basis for the present, which are then combined to form the basis for the future as a natural process of growth and development that evolves itself through the “feedback” acquired from its own expression and activity. 1+1=2, we then add (combine) 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, 8+13=21, and so on.
The human body, when the arms and legs are extended to form an “X”, form the shape of a pentagram. This number, symbol, and idea correlates with the Hierophant of the Tarot, and Tiphareth on the Tree of Life, both of which represent the higher, conscious mind’s ability to govern and work through the lower mind as the means of experiencing itself. In Egypt the Pentagram was used to symbolize the “underworld” (Duat), which was represented as being “below” as the “foundation” out of which the material world was formed and held in place, setting the atmosphere and circumstances necessary for the activity of the higher mind to self-express as a means of “knowing itself” through its own outer reflection. This idea symbolizes our “spiritual arising” as the birth of the sun (star) into daylight, which provides us with a formula as a process for consciously conducting our own “rebirth”. We regenerate ourselves as a higher divine being by ruling over the elements of Nature, which are controlled and directed by “thought” and “will” – bringing order to chaos – and using our higher mind to purify and perfect ourselves. Stars and star-systems have a powerful impact on us psychologically and bear specific influences based on their position as a co-ordinance, their placement within the heavens, and the constellations they serve as a part in.
Fractal Patterns and the Nature of Mental Offspring
What science has come to call “fractal patterns” can be thought of as a “parent pattern” that reproduces itself as offspring that form the same “type or kind” of pattern, on a smaller scale. This idea of a parent-pattern (mental model) regenerating itself to produce a similar pattern, is the same way that our inner essence acts to produce itself (same pattern) as an outer reality, which then sets the stage for experiencing ourselves, and the experiences we formed serve to grow and develop us through the unique variations formed. Our outer reality is generated by our inner nature as a holographic pattern that’s used as the means for shaping the outer to be of an equivalent nature as the inner, setting the stage for the activity we engage in that allows us to “know ourselves” through the experience created. The part (inner self) and the whole (outer reality formed by the self) are the “same thing” on different scales and levels of existence, necessary in order to know ourselves through the outer reality of our own making. The part propagates wholes, and the whole propagates equivalent parts, both of which are formed out of the same “essence”. This forms the basis for fractal mathematics that demonstrate the creative process of the holographic principle of self-creation.
The Holographic Principle of Regeneration
The pentagram represents the holographic principle of how the higher mind acts on the lower plane of the material world to shape it using the same attributes and qualities that it possesses. It describes how the inner forms the outer as a reverse image, held together by a “medium” formed as an energetic lattice or structuring mechanism (electromagnetic field) that allows us to perpetuate our own image as a means of “perceiving ourselves” through a greater whole formed out of the same archetypal matrix. Our archetypal matrix contains all the ingredients necessary for shaping our character which expresses naturally to tell a particular type of story by living it. Our inner nature forms our basic character, and our outer reality forms a corresponding stage and atmosphere for us to act out our life-story as a generalized theme. We shape everything around us to resemble us because we’re viewing it “through” our mental paradigm. One of the reasons we have trouble comprehending this is because we’re always working simultaneously out of both a conscious and unconscious state, and we tend to think of our “self” as being our body and physical appearance, rather than being our “mind” as a “mental model” that’s formed out of all our life experiences synthesized into a single idea that plays out as a “theme”.
What we call the “principle of formation” operates through vibration, which contains both the pattern (idea) and a self-assembling mechanism that constructs the idea into a 3-dimensional form. The “pattern” exists as a coherent 3-dimensional model or cohesive idea that vibrates at a frequency that’s unique to the pattern, and acts on the outer field of the group mind to only “vibrate” and call forth in an active state what “matches it” and can be used to assemble the same idea on a greater, more inclusive level. This process works through sympathetic resonance, which means it happens in a completely automatic (natural) way directly below the level of awareness. Each part is ordered in the same way as the whole, and is comprised of the same qualities and characteristics. A mental model is an invisible field of an energetic structure that activates only correlated (polarized) elements in everything else, which means we only perceive in the outer world what is of the same nature and idea as our inner world of thought and imagination. The inner and outer are symmetrical images of each other, where one (inner) forms a metaphor that plays out naturally through a larger, ongoing theme born out of the same qualities to produce a consistent type of experience.
Symmetry and the Principle of Phi
What we call “Phi” in science isn’t a number, it’s a “relationship” formed as an accumulative process of “halving and doubling”, that forms the basis for manifesting through a process of self-regeneration. It’s a self-replicating rhythm of “cause and effect”, where different sequences become more exact at different rates, forming “values”. It demonstrates a self-replicating system of dividing in half as an outward projection of yourself, similar to positioning mirrors so that they face each other. You can tell the “whole” by looking at the “part”, because the part contains the same values as the whole, and therefore resembles it. The part and the whole vibrate at the same frequency and act to organize the same model as a thematic idea on a smaller and greater level. All our thoughts and feelings propagate naturally out of our mental paradigm as an expression of it, and our perception of reality reflects back to us our own thoughts about it, which we then “interpret” using the same model that birthed them as a means of making them “mean something”. We interpret activities and events to give them meaning based on how we mold them into our ongoing story and narrative about things. We then translate our experiences into memory by molding them back into the same memory-model that formed them as an outgrowth, evolving it based on any new information attained. The same idea is acted out in many different situations and with different people, while still forming the same type of experience.
As two ideas or fields of information combine they naturally form a third element. A new field as a variation is formed through how polarized aspects of the same idea interact. This process is represented by the 4 elements, which are really comprised of 2 primary elements that combine to produce a 3rd, which is then concentrated through an evolutionary process to form a 4th. These 2 primary elements, which are polar opposites of each other, combine to form a complementary 3rd. The 2 primary elements are Fire and Water, which combine to form “Air”, which is the subtle light-body (atmosphere formed out of astral light) of the Earth. The earth element, which represents the manifestation of the “3 into 1”, is formed as a combination of light, water, and air, synthesized into a single form.
What we have come to call “reality” is formed by the interaction and relationship of 2 minds (fields of correlated information), where only the qualities they share in common actively express in forming a ”joint experience” of a “shared reality”. The basis for reality as an outer awareness can be thought of as an interaction formed between and individual mind (part) and a much larger and more inclusive group or universal mind. The universal mind, also called the Aether or astral field of “living memory”, contains all the information as attributes and qualities that form characteristics in a “latent state” of decoherence, and only forms into a coherent state when being “observed” (mentally interacting with) by the individual mind.
A coherent state means the information contained becomes organized into a light construct that’s of the same frequency (3-dimensional form) of the individual mind forming a relationship with it. The field of decoherent light (exists as what looks like a cloudy mist) is neutral in nature, not possessing any “active” component of its own, and exists in a chaotic and random state of “probability”, which means it forms the basis for an infinite variety of possibilities as a “wave-form” that’s only shaped into one possibility based on the mind interacting with it. Our energy field (frequency) is constantly collapsing the outer field into a coherent construct that forms a mirror image of our mental model, where we each experience a reality of our own making. This can be readily recognized by simply observing that every person who’s a part of the same event or situation “experiences” it in a different way that’s unique to them based on their own perspective, life-story, and mental paradigm.
You can know the unknown aspects of any equation and situation by how they exist in relation to the “known parts” of the same equation. The Golden Mean represents the relationship where the whole and the part simultaneously relate to each other in the same way. If you take a line as a segment and you divide it into 3 equal parts (thirds), and you combine 2 of the parts to form a larger segment, each part is still “proportionately” the same. The 2/3 represent Phi, symbolized as a circle with a line dividing it in half, and the Golden Mean represents the remaining 1/3. All growth comes by regenerating ourselves to form an equivalent outer form that mirrors back to us our own mental creation as the means for experiencing ourselves and shaping ourselves by way of our own self-produced experiences. Phi represents the relationship formed as an accumulative process, where we combine consistently with the same essence as qualities in everything else to produce a unique variation of the same idea. We repeat this process indefinitely as a means of consistently producing new experiences of ourselves, which are then integrated back into our mental model, upgrading and evolving it to a more expanded and inclusive form of the same overall idea.
The pentagram represents the elements being held in perfect (symmetrical) balance as an “ideal”. 1+1=2 as a multiplication of 1, which then reproduces by doubling – 2+2=4, 4+4=8, 8+8=16 and so on – which is the process of cellular growth (mitosis), where one cell regenerates itself billions of times, each time differentiating to perform a specialized function in the greater whole of which it’s a part. It does this by using a “spatial map” as a hologram (body of synchronized information to form a system) that’s an invisible template used as a form of blueprint for intricately constructing a material replica of itself. Our soul exists as a field of concentrated memory acquired through an accumulative process of self-regeneration that’s “imprinted” in and on the Pineal gland, known as the “seat of the soul”, as a hologram or coherent field of crystallized memory (light) that acts not only as the “builders plan” for the body and personality, but also for the reality emanated through the brain and nervous system of the body. The subtle body, also called our etheric-double or astral body, exists and functions systematically through 10 primary principles, represented by the concept of the “Tree of Life” as 10 centers (spheres), 3 outside the body that encase the other 7, which form an energetic circuit as an axis for consciousness to function within the body. The 3 principle aspects of the mind that contain the other 7 within it, can be thought of as the Supernal or Superconscious that never enters into it’s own physical formation and always resides on the outer periphery formed by the 6 principles of the Formative Plane (2 Triads of the Conscious and Subconscious), which coalesce and manifest in the 7th.
All growth towards perfection comes as “ideal proportions”, where 2 combine to form a third as a cohesion of shared qualities. The large part is identical proportionately to the smaller part in terms of the properties that make up their constitution. We can understand how polarized planes function by realizing the upper plane is the whole and the lower plane is the “part” (body) located within the whole, where we live and experience ourselves within the reality of our own making. You can recognize your own “repressed nature” and the parts of your self that you’ve “disowned” by how they form a natural part of your outer reality and the relationship you form with them as a “reaction”. We disown, deny having, and refuse to express the parts of our us that have been judged as being bad or wrong by others. As we were judged for having certain traits, we also came to judge ourselves in the same way, where we refused to express them and denied having them as a result. Yet these repressed parts of our own nature are hidden within our subconscious mind and still form a natural part of our perception of the outer world. As we perceive them in others or as playing out in a situation, we form a reaction to them using the same judgment. The basis of what we call spiritual or psychological healing comes by recognizing the disowned parts of ourselves and using our rational mind of reasoning to find a way to bring them into expression in an appropriate and beneficial way.
Quintessence and the Process of Self-Perfection and Creation
The way to work consciously in being able to create our own experiences and develop our character in an intentional and deliberate way, is laid out for us through a model of complementary aspects called “vices and virtues”. Vices can be thought of as weaknesses and character flaws that form addictions and are destructive in nature, and virtues are strengths that empower us and provide us with the means for transforming weaknesses into strengths. We can act on ourselves to evolve ourselves to a higher and more divine nature by first recognizing what our weaknesses are and then intentionally employing the opposite trait as a means of transforming them. The other system that’s been laid out for us to use as a psychological means for developing ourselves to be of a more “divine nature” is the archetypes of the Zodiac (our archetypal matrix), and the pantheon of the gods of mythology. These systems portray an assortment of characters (gods) whose nature is formed out of a dynamic combination of qualities and characteristics that express to form natural behaviors as a way of functioning that play out naturally in telling a particular type of story as a way of creating ourselves through our ability to express divine qualities.
When we use divine, god-like qualities to shape ourselves through the experiences created while expressing them, we shape ourselves to be god-like and divine in nature. This comes by taking a quality as a way of being and concentrating on expressing it in the best and most accurate way you can. For example, you can choose a state of “calm”, and embody that quality as a “state of mind” and way of being where, no matter what situation you’re in as you go through your day, you use it to practice remaining cool, calm, and collected. No matter what’s going on around you or what’s being projected towards you, you stay focused and cultivate a sense of inner calm in relation to it. If you start reacting or taking on the attitude and emotions being actively expressed by others around you, catch yourself, realize what’s happening, and intentionally work within yourself to induce a state of peace and inner calm.
Take an attitude of developing skill in managing your own state of mind, and what you’ll realize pretty early into it is that it produces a similar affect on everything around you. By keeping yourself calm and relaxed you’ll tend to cause everyone else to feel calm in your presence. If volatile emotions are being expressed by someone near you, you can “neutralize” their emotions by simply not taking them on and allowing them to affect you, where, instead of amplifying them, you act to “mirror them back” to the person expressing them. This same process works with any quality, which is formed as a mental state, such as excitement and enthusiasm, joy and happiness, understanding and exercising compassion, feeling sad and discouraged, and so on. Pick a quality as a characteristic, and practice being that way until you perfect it within your own being. Cultivate it until you can induce it willfully as a means of determining and managing your own state of mind and creating new and more desirable experiences of yourself. As you consistently practice being a certain way, you begin acquiring new experiences which, when built up over time and accumulated in a consistent fashion become a natural part of your own character.
Modeling & Imitating – Becoming Like Another
We’re all born into the world as children with the natural ability to create ourselves through imitating and pretending to be like our favorite characters and super heroes, but as we mature, this gets taught out of us. If you’re not quite sure how to “be” a certain way, or what you need to do with your physiology as a means of embodying certain qualities, you can find someone who naturally displays the qualities you want to cultivate, and you can start by studying them to see how it is they do whatever they’re doing. For example, if you want to cultivate “confidence”, find someone you know that exudes an air of confidence, and ask yourself what are they doing that makes them appear confident? Notice how they hold their body, what their posture is, gestures, facial expression, tone and rhythm of their voice when they speak, how they talk, and how they conduct themselves as a normal way of being. Once you illicit the formula of behaviors, practice being that way yourself. Think of this in the same way you did when you were a kid and you were playing with friends by imitating your favorite movie characters.
As you begin embodying certain traits and qualities notice how it makes you “feel”. Keep working to perfect the behavior by adjusting what you’re doing until it makes you feel the way you want to feel. Once you get it just the way you want it, practice being that way repeatedly until it starts becoming natural and you develop it into a habit. Any behavior practiced consistently for a period of four to six weeks, becomes built into the muscle as memory, where you start doing it as your natural way of being. Also, keep in mind as you begin practicing new postures and ways of being that at first it’s going to feel awkward and unnatural. This is simply due to the fact that you haven’t become familiar with it and developed it into a habit yet. All of what we call ‘natural behaviors’ were formed through our conditioning as kids where we were trained by others around us to imitate the same character traits and behaviors being utilized by everyone who was a part of our family dynamic. Think of transformation as a form of “self-conditioning” where you start by forming a vision of yourself as what you consider to be the best version of yourself as your highest “ideal”. You can only “create” in an intentional manner when you have a vision and well-formed idea of what it is you’re creating. So you want to start by forming a vision of yourself as your highest possibility, and then ask yourself what new qualities you’ll need to develop in yourself in order to be that way, and what character flaws or weaknesses you need to transform by employing their complementary opposite as a virtue.
An “idea”, which originates in an invisible and generalized state, can only be understood in the practical sense by forming it into a working mental concept that serves to demonstrate how it functions as a fundamental part of our everyday reality. In order to understand the dual nature of our own mind-body system, we have to first form a basic understanding of what’s called our Triune or 3-fold nature. We all have what we can think of as “three aspects” of our mind and soul, called our superconscious, conscious, and unconscious or subconscious, each of which operate on different levels to perform different functions in creating what we perceive as a single reality. These three aspects of our mind and soul exist in a “coherent energetic state” that manifests as a “fourth element”, forming what we perceive as our physical body and the outer material world of reality, shaped through our perception of it. We all have 3 aspects of our mind that play different parts in forming a single reality that provides us with the basis for not only experiencing ourselves, but for shaping ourselves based on how we sense ourselves through our own self-made experiences.
This idea is what’s also called the “3 in 1 Law”, which is 3 aspects that form One Essence, also known as the Triad or Trinity, often represented in spiritual doctrine as a person with 3 heads and faces on a single body. One person is comprised of three fundamental aspects that exist on higher and lower levels of the same continuum or Astral Sheath, which can be thought of as form of “vibratory scale” that moves from a higher level of vibration (invisible) to a lower one (visible), forming a gradation or “range of vibration” as a frequency, similar to musical scale or light spectrum. This idea is also represented by the 4 states of matter, where an electrical charge that contains a holographic pattern within it as a form of “intention”, acts on what appears to be an invisible field of empty space, to form itself into a material form as a solid body of light. This is the fundamental process of creation undertaken by the soul (consciousness), which exists fundamentally as an invisible force that fashions its own outer image or garment out of astral light in order to perceive itself and come to know itself through it’s own mental projection. This fundamental process of creation can be easily understood by simply observing how it is you take an invisible idea and shape it into an image in your imagination as a means of first perceiving it internally, and then forming an experience of it through your own mental creation. The 4 states of matter, which are commonly described using the terms electrified (charged) plasma, gaseous, liquid, and solid, represent the different stages that an invisible idea undergoes in becoming a solid form. Again, these aren’t 4 different things or processes that occur independently of each other, but 4 “states” of being as phases of development systematically undergone in forming the same thing. This is how something emerges out of what appears to be nothing.
Each aspect of our mind and soul exist as an energetic “state” or “mode of consciousness” that form a scale of vibration as a single frequency that’s cohesive in nature. This model provides the basis for understanding how our soul shapes itself into a physical outer form by descending from a higher level of consciousness to a lower, more dense level of the same frequency. These states also represent the 4 aspects of the soul and self, known as the archetypal soul, the conscious creative soul, and the subconscious animal soul, which combine to form our physical body and outer reality, both of which are formed out of the same frequency, providing us with the means for experiencing ourselves, and shaping ourselves through our own experiences. Our Superconscious can also be thought of as our universal self (archetypal matrix), our conscious mind as our “evolutionary ego” or Higher Self, and our subconscious as our “personal ego”, or lower self. Our higher self is eternal in nature due to it being able to create itself by taking on many different bodies and personalities, whereas our lower self is mortal, and whatever identity we form out of our personal existence “dies” with our body. The term “ego” is synonymous with “identity”, and is the “I” and “I Am” commonly used in spiritual texts, which can be more accurately stated as “I am becoming”, because the soul is never fixed or finished. It exists in a constant state of growth and development as life-cycles, and is “self-creating” and eternal in nature. Our lower self is formed primarily out of our subconscious and is what we tend to call our body consciousness, which is primarily instinctual in nature and “non-creative” in terms of being able to “create itself” or form novel ideas that aren’t inherent in the collective unconsciousness of humanity. This aspect of ourselves is a fundamental part of the “group mind” governed by the natural processes associated with the animal kingdom, operates primarily out of the “herd mentality”, only “knows” and does what it’s taught or trained to do, and is primarily driven by instinctual tendencies which come as emotional impulses that form the basis for reactive behaviors.
While we’re in our physical existence, we typically only work with the two lower aspects of ourselves in terms of our daily life, which are the conscious and subconscious aspects of our mind. This is because the range of vibration that flows in a descending and ascending motion between higher and lower planes requires a “medium” or middle point (range of vibration) to move through that serves as a “transducer” for stepping-down the higher vibration and translating into a lower frequency where it can be conceived by the lower aspect of the subconscious. The movement of conscious energy between higher and lower planes comes through “resonance” as “sympathetic induction”, and the middle mind vibrates at a “range” that can reach the lower vibration (level) of the higher plane in order to “draw in” the energy of that plane, assimilate and transmute it, and then project it into the highest level of the lower mind, where it can be conceived through a form of transmission or communication. While in our physical body, governed by our subconscious, we’re “unaware” of our higher mind and our ability to create ourselves using our higher mind, and we live primarily out of the story that emerges from our formative conditioning. While manifest in our physical body we lose all “memory” of who we truly are in terms of our eternal soul and higher, creative mind, and come to believe that we are our body and exist as a form of intelligent animal.
While in the plane of formation (incarnate in a body) our conscious and subconscious are polarized aspects of each other and work in unity to produce what we perceive as our outer world and reality. Our conscious mind is our masculine-positive aspect and our subconscious is our feminine-negative aspect of the “same mind”. These two operate in polarity with other as complementary opposites on both the same plane, as an “inner and outer”, and as an interaction between higher and lower planes. On the higher plane of the conscious mind, it draws in the archetypal ideas from the higher plane of the superconscious, assimilates them into its existing identity, while simultaneously projecting them into the lower plane as “pictures” that act to “seed” the subconscious with new ideas. The conscious mind forms an idea into an image comprised of astral light (primordial matter) and introduces it into the etheric body of the lower self, which is a more concentrated and denser form of astral light that takes on a more fluid-like form and motion. The Higher Self is what originally forms and projects the etheric double used to inform the lower self, and then uses it as the means of regulating its own evolution by introducing memory that serve as metaphorical themes that are injected into the lower mind where they function in the same way memory does.
The Two Aspects of Our Lower Nature
While many people have been taught and formed a belief that our “conscious mind” is the aspect of our material mind that’s self-aware and is what perceives the outer world being formed and maintained by our subconscious, this is merely an “aspect” of our true conscious mind that’s contained “within” our subconscious, where it’s birthed fully within the material plane through a natural process of growth and development. Our true conscious mind exists outside of the material plane on a higher or greater level, and just as the conscious aspect of our mind is contained within our subconscious, the entire lower plane of what we call “reality” is “contained within” our higher conscious mind, which is the aspect of us that’s creating and maintaining it. This idea is symbolized through the Yin-Yang symbol, where the masculine contains an aspect of the feminine within it, and the feminine contains an aspect of the masculine within it, and together they form a greater whole as a unification or coherent state. This idea is also represented in the concept of the “Madonna (Mother) who births a male child (Son)”, where the mother is also a virgin, which simply means that the child was conceived from a higher (spiritual) plane and level of consciousness, rather than a product of the material plane. This is giving us a clue to the fact that our conscious mind is not of this plane and is actually an aspect of our “higher self”, which is also called the “Lord” (Tiphareth of the Kabbalah) and is ultimately our “savior”.
The lower self of our subconscious is also referred to as our animal-nature, which is born into the world as a product of our genetic make-up where we’re naturally imbued with a “personality”. Our subconscious is also what’s referred to as the “group mind” of the “collective Unconscious” where we exist as a “species” where the only thing that sets us apart from each other and makes us unique is our personality. This is easy to understand when you simply look at dogs, for example, where all dogs are dog-like and display the same type of general behaviors and work through a “pack mentality” where they function as a single unit, yet each also has their own personality and unique way of doing the same behaviors. Our personality is something we’re born with and it comes in a completely natural fashion. Most of our natural behaviors and idiosyncrasies, like our physical appearance, stems from our genetic make-up where we inherent similar tendencies from our parents and ancestors as inherent or group memory. It’s not something we create intentionally but comes in an automatic and spontaneous way where we don’t have to think about it or make a decision about how we’re going to be.
We’re born exclusively into our subconscious mind with a pre-formed personality, and as we begin growing and maturing, our conscious mind begins slowly developing. It’s an aspect of us that starts off in a latent and potential state and gradually becomes more active and prominent as we develop and mature. Our conscious mind starts becoming active around the age of 6 or 7, which is when we begin “thinking”, developing ideas in our imagination, and problem solving. At around 12 to 14 years, our conscious mind starts becoming even more prominent where we begin thinking for ourselves, forming our own ideas about things that are different from our parents, and we start “coming into ourselves” in terms of forming our “identity”. We do this by trying on all kinds of styles, ideas, and ways of being to see how they feel. We begin forming an image ourselves as being different from our parents and siblings, and we begin making our own decisions for ourselves that lead us into all kinds of new situations and experiences. As we begin having new experiences that came from our own decisions, we sense ourselves through our experiences by how we identify with them and begin shaping ourselves accordingly. Our identity begins naturally taking shape out of our personality in a completely harmonious and congruent way.
In the energetic sense, our higher self is formed of astral light in its gaseous state, and our lower self is comprised of the same light in a more concentrated form of astral light that moves and morphs more like a fluid that’s very malleable. The Higher Self is what originally forms and projects the etheric-double of the lower self as a form of blueprint for constructing an equivalent material reality, and then acts to regulate and evolve it by creating “thought-forms” that represent metaphorical themes that work in the same way “memory” does. If you simply observe the nature of your thoughts compared to your actual memories, you’ll realize that on the inner planes of your mind they appear the same way. This is because they’re both created the same way in our imagination. Our memories don’t just come or form by themselves, we actually create our memories by how we think about the events of our life that were emotionally impacting to form them into a story that takes shape through the meaning we gave them. While the subconscious operates almost exclusively out of memory in the same way animals’ function through instinct, it doesn’t have the ability to “create” its own memory and has to be given memory as the means of creating new types of experiences. Memory is created as a function of the higher mind which uses it as the means for directing the subconscious in an automatic fashion. Our higher conscious creates itself by forming memories of itself that it gives to the subconscious as a means of experiencing itself.
The lower self absorbs the soul memory being projected into it by the higher self, which is “reflected within” as an “inner vision” or dream-like image, that’s then gestated by building it into its current mental model, which is formed out of synthesized memory, modifying it to be a natural and harmonious part of its outer perception of reality. Once it can be perceived as a natural part of our reality we can form an experience of it, and it becomes a catalyst for producing a whole series of correlated experiences which propagate naturally out of it, setting a new phase or stage of development into motion. The subconscious of our body is our lower, animal soul which is not creative in the sense of being able to generate a “new idea” as an imaginary thought process, yet is the aspect of our mind that builds the thought into a corresponding material formation through our ability to “perceive it” within the outer world of our environment. This is the aspect of our mind that’s a part of the “group mind” of mass consciousness where all our activities are emotionally driven through natural inclinations. It functions out of memory as instinct, prompted by emotional impulses, and maintains a consistent perception of reality out of memory formed into habits.
Our personality is formed out of our genetic memory that’s not only comprised of a collective group of qualities that we share in common with all our family members that cause us to form the same natural behaviors, moods, and activities, but also contains the memory of our ancestors “experiences” that were emotionally charged and intense in some way. We can inherit memory of the traumas, obsessions, and emotional dynamics played out as the life experiences formed by our ancestral bloodline. This is the “automated” aspect of us that comes naturally without having to think, analyze, reason or make a decision. This is the part that’s “mortal” and dies with the body. Each time our higher soul incarnates into a new body it acquires a different personality and life situation that’s ideally suited for its identity to naturally take form out of through a natural process of growth and development. This is the part of us that serves as a vessel, vehicle, and house for our higher self to inhabit as a means of taking on a physical existence that’s necessary in order to “experience itself”, and then creates itself through how it associates with its own self-produced experiences.
Our subconscious is commonly associated with and represented as being our “heart”, and when we think using our heart (body consciousness) it comes as a lower form of intuition which is based on all of our experiences formed as feelings and memory, because all our experiences are permanently recorded within the etheric body as memory, and memory is the basis for instinct. When we’re living out of our lower nature from a semi-unconscious state, we live out of the story we formed about ourselves through our formative conditioning as memories of the past that are always playing out in our mind as habitual thoughts and internal processes that are driven primarily by feelings and emotions, where we simply repeat the patterns of the past as a way of creating the present to be of the same nature as a “type” of experience. We use the past as the basis for the ”story” we start telling ourselves, which was formed before our rational mind was fully developed, and out of our story we form our identity. This is how we form what’s commonly called our “ego” as an identification with our past, personality, material belongings and the social position we find ourselves in or work to achieve, that acts to “bond” our soul to its own material form. This idea can be more accurately called our “false ego” because it’s created through a form of false identity, and our higher soul isn’t a physical body or material reality of our body, it’s the essence that inhabits the body as a means of experiencing and evolving itself through it’s own mental creation.
When we fail to recognize that we also have a higher, conscious mind that’s willful in nature and able to create by directing our own thoughts and making decisions that break habitual patterns while forming new ones in their place, we begin identifying with our lower nature and how we’re trained and shaped by others and our life situation, and never learn how to step into our higher mind and ability to create ourselves in whatever way we choose. Shaping ourselves according to our unconscious conditioning forms what we can call our false identity, where we believe we’re our body and personality, and as a result we render ourselves “mortal” in the sense that “we” – who we are experientially – dies with our body and life situation. Our soul is our identity, which can also be thought of as our character, and when we don’t wake up and remember who we are in terms of being our higher mind bestowed with the ability to decide who we’re going to be and what kind of story we’re going to tell by how we live our life, we remain locked into our animal, physical, unconscious existence. Because we only know ourselves to be our body, when we die and our soul separates from our body, we don’t “exist” in the sense of knowing who we are without a body, and we immediately look to reincarnate as a means of “existing”. Only the part of us that we create using the higher capacity of self-realization, choice, and will, remains immortal and transcends the material plane after death of the body, because while in a conscious state we’re fully aware that we are the “creator”, rather than the “creation”, and it’s only the creation that dies.
Our conscious mind is the part of us that’s creative, and not only what “informs” the personality of its own material creation, but also has the ability to grow and evolve it by “seeding” its own lower self. This aspect of our soul exists on a higher or outer plane and is what’s not only producing the entire lower plane as a mental construct of itself, but also maintaining and orchestrating it, while never fully “entering” into it. It’s the aspect of our mind that’s projecting the lower plane as a reflection of “itself”, with the term “self” referring to pure mind and spirit, rather than a body with a personality. Once “we” leave our body, we exist outside of and apart from it as a “mental state” or energetic field of highly organized information (synthesized memory) that remains self-aware, self-conscious, and self-sustaining. The only purpose our body serves is in providing our true, higher soul with an “avatar” it can use as the means of experiencing itself through its own mental projection. It does this by impregnating its own subconscious with a conscious, self-aware aspect that’s slowly birthed within its own creation as a means of perceiving it from within it, and forms what we have come to call our conscious mind. The conscious mind of our body can be more accurately referred to as our “self-conscious mind” because it’s only “aware” of the material world and body in which its born. This is why we naturally “perceive” our “self” as being our body rather than the creator of our entire reality within which we live as a fundamental part and have our being.
Our higher, creative mind is the aspect of us that creates by “thinking”. On the higher level of our mind we create in the most basic sense by drawing on an “idea” from an even higher plane of universal archetypes, where we use that idea to form a corresponding reality within our imagination. The idea exists on the higher plane in a latent, unformed state of pure potential, and is turned into a possibility by how it’s “adapted and conformed” to the already existing paradigm being used to project and maintain the lower plane, where it’s transformed into a personalized version of the same idea. Ideas exist in their raw form as metaphors that produce reality as a theme that’s designed to give you a certain type of feeling. The conscious mind is what gives form to an invisible idea by imbuing it with sensory attributes that cause it to come alive with sensation, causing it to vibrate as an astral formation, clothing it with light that makes it perceivable internally as a sensory reality that acts to naturally invoke a correlated emotion in response to it when it’s viewed by the subconscious mind. The vibrating, sensationalized idea formed as an image that represents a particular type of experience is then projected into the subconscious, where it acts as a seed that begins growing within an ovum, and is systematically grown into a natural part of the existing outer reality.
This is what quantum physics is referring to when it states that all ideas exist as and within a greater waveform, and creation comes by “collapsing” the wave into a single possibility, where it becomes clothed in an outer garment of “light”. Reality exists in a fundamental state of “probability”. This is also the principle described in wave-particle duality, where an idea exists simultaneously as both a particle and wave. On the higher plane of the universal mind all ideas exist as a wave, comprised of infinite possibilities in their potential state, and the conscious mind of our Ego Soul, chooses an idea which exists as a “metaphorical theme” and draws it into the imagination where it’s modified to be a natural aspect of its existing formation. It’s shaped into a 3-dimentional material form through sensory attributes that bring it alive with “qualities”, forming its character, out of which natural behaviors and operations form through the activity it naturally takes on.
Our lower, material reality exists in what we can think of as an “embryonic state” that’s constantly being seeded with new information that facilitates how it naturally develops as it moves through different cycles. Our reality, like our body, is undergoing a constant state of evolution facilitated by forming new types of experiences that are translated into memory on the higher plane of the conscious mind. Our immortal soul is comprised of “memory” attained through its own experiences and maintained as a permanent record within the astral field of light, also called the Akasha field or “Book of Life”. Every aspect of our own creation is translated into a permanent record where it forms the basis for our karma, which becomes the “memory” for all proceeding incarnations. Our karmic seed is formed out of the memory formed through how we experienced our own creation, and is what forms our basic personality for all succeeding lifetimes as our inner nature, character, and predisposition. We’re born into a life situation where the same basic model is activated, established through our conditioning as our family dynamic, and set into motion as the basis for a continuous process of soul-evolution performed by how we use complementary aspects of our mind to grow ourselves through our own creation.
In Sacred Geometry what’s known as the Tetrad represents the principle of material manifestation. The Tetrad corresponds with the number “4”, represented by a cube, because it’s the fourth principle to evolve out of the primary principle of the Monad, and in science “4” represents the material world. Naturally, it also represents the “4 states of matter” (electrified plasma, gaseous, liquid, and solid), and the idea that all material form is created by how the mind shapes the 4 Elements of the Astral Plane into an image, picture, or scenario of some kind in the faculty of the imagination. The geometric shape associated with the Tetrad is a diamond, which is formed as the downward “reflection” of the Triad (triangle), and when rotated 90 degrees, forms a square. When this square is illuminated with spirit (the vitalizing force), it forms into a “cube” as a 3-dimensional reality (hologram), also referred to in some systems as “Metatron’s Cube”. A cube is comprised of 6 faces, 8 points, and 12 lines, which provides us with a mathematical formula of universal principles that serve as a form of instruction in how to use our imagination as the basis for not only manifesting reality in its primary form, but also the means necessary for transforming and evolving it through a natural process of growth and development.
The principle associated with the number 6, is represented in the subtle body by the 6th chakra of the 3rd eye, which is located near the center of the brain, and is represented symbolically as being in the center of the forehead. If we draw lines connecting our two physical eyes with the higher point located in the center of our forehead, it forms a triangle. The apex of the triangle marks the approximate location of the pineal gland, which is the endocrine gland associated with the subtle organ of the 3rd eye. This forms the Triad, symbolic of the 3 aspects of the mind in unity as a “relationship” that operates between 2 parallel planes (a higher and lower), which are polarized aspects of each other, and combine to form a single unit as a coherent reality. The symbol traditionally drawn on the forehead to represent the 3rd eye usually resembles the shape of a woman’s vagina (or fish symbol), which is symbolic of the “cosmic birth canal”, also referred to as the “Vesica Piscis” of the Dyad, through which the seeds planted from a higher level of the conscious mind gestate within the womb of the lower mind, where they’re eventually birthed as a material formation.
The Dyad represents the “womb” in which the Triad is formed on the inner plane of the imagination as the etheric-double, which serves as a holographic blueprint that forms the energetic structure (matrix) used to electrify, order, spatially organize, and hold together “essence” (astral substance), also called “Prima Materia”, which is then vitalized with our magnetism (life energy), causing it to “vibrate” at a frequency associated with the form. This vibrating holographic image is then used as the “lens” the soul “looks through” as the means of seeing the same idea being reflected back to it on a greater scale as a whole outer reality (sphere). The idea of the inner forming the basis for the outer, is represented symbolically by the Monad, formed as a dot (black circle) centered within a greater sphere or circle of the same kind (white circle). These circles are polarized aspects of each other, with the smaller black one in the center representing the inner world of concentrated thought and the larger white one representing the outer projection of the inward formation to form a greater reality of the same kind and type. The center is the negative, magnetic pole of our inner mind, and the outer is the positive, electric projection of the inner, forming the same idea on different scales and levels simultaneously.
The Dyad is the “identical twin” of the Monad and is formed by the Monad reproducing itself and then projecting itself outward to form a mirror image of itself, creating the illusion of itself as (in) another, or as a greater reality formed out of the same “nature” and essence, which provides the setting and basis necessary to “perceive” and “experience” itself. This principle also represents the natural relationship that’s formed between what we perceive as the inner world of thought and the outer world of reality, where reality is formed as a reflection of our own thoughts about it. We’re located within the central axis of our own higher mind, creating the illusion of the outer being separate from the inner, yet they’re both an intrinsic part of the same field of organized information (mental paradigm) being formed, held in place, and animated through our collective memory. The dot in the center represents being centrally located (as our body) within the greater reality of our own mind, which appears to expand equally in all directions at once, forming our perspective of the world as “being out there”, further enhancing the illusion of being separate from our own outer creation. The principle of the Monad is also represented by a “solar system”, where we are the central sun (Son) that produces the electromagnetic, gravitational field in which all the planetary bodies orbit as the fundamental part of a larger, organized system.
Pineal and the Subtle Organ of the 3rd Eye
I’m not going to try and describe the Pineal gland in anatomical terms, as great deal has already been written on this subject, but rather provide an intuitive interpretation of the principles involved in how it functions. All the subtle organs of the body are spiritual centers that operate as principles that form a complete interrelated circuit, each of which perform different functions in the operation of the greater whole. The subtle body is what forms the energetic matrix as an “aetheric medium” for electromagnetic impulses to work through the central nervous system to operate and regulate the physical body. Electrical impulses are formed by our “thoughts” which originate in our Pineal gland and form an electrical circuit that runs through our nervous system where they stimulate the associated endocrine glands throughout the body, causing them to produce chemical messengers called hormones. The hormones are then injected directly into the blood stream where they act to keep the body in the same “vibratory state” as the mind.
This is the most basic way our mind (soul) uses our body as a “vehicle” or physical channel for expressing within the physical plane in order to create experiences of its own thoughts (creation). All spiritual principles illustrate the process through which “thoughts become things”. It’s the process through which an invisible idea (archetype) in its potential state (unformed) is absorbed into the passive aspect of the mind (subconscious) where it’s systematically “adapted” (through resonance) to the existing paradigm and modified into a specialized version so it can be “built into the existing reality” in a logical and meaningful way. As an idea is absorbed into the mind and modified into a personalized version, it simultaneously acts to evolve the model its being adapted to, changing its fundamental structure to form a slightly new variation of itself. As we change the structure of our mental paradigm through the incorporation of new ideas, it also changes how the outer world appears to us. As we incorporate new ideas they’re homogenized into our everyday reality, and become a natural part of how we think about things.
All ideas that are universal in nature exist in their original state as a form of metaphorical theme that can be used to create an infinite number of variations based on how they’re applied to unique situations. All ideas are metaphorical in nature and are transformed by the mind (paradigm-Monad) conceiving them by being remolded into a unique variation that’s pertinent to the individual as “their own creation”. Ideas serve as a “symbolic representation” that can be applied in numerous ways to different situations within the individuals daily life, where they can be molded into an infinite number of “variations” that all still hold true to the main idea as a metaphor. This principle is represented by what’s called “fractal patterns”, where a “parent pattern” produces “offspring” as variations of “itself” reformed through new combinations.
The pattern (design) forms a perceptual filter which is used to “perceive” the outer world and is what orders and reorganizes any situation (as a reality) to be of the “same nature” as the mind perceiving it. Our mental paradigm is comprised of a “dynamic system of mental filters” that all combine and work harmoniously in forming our “perceptual lens”. As we “look through” the lens of our paradigm, which vibrates at the frequency of our model, it literally activates (vibrates) and calls forth (separates and pulls out) in the world around us (the ether of the greater mind) only what “matches” our model and can be used to construct the reality of our model, where it’s reflected back to us as a mirror image. Everything that exists in the space around us that doesn’t match our model, remains inactive and fades into the background where it sets the stage for the active components to be acted out in a new way. In this way, all of what appears to be outside of us is created as a reflection of what exists inside of us, within our “mind’s eye”. Our third eye is what perceives the inner and outer as a single field of organized information that’s an extension and continuation of each other, rather than disjointed aspects that are set apart from each other and function independently of each other as a result.
All ideas that are conceived from higher planes of consciousness are “original” in nature and come as a correlation to “mental states” and are absorbed into the individual mind through resonance. We experience this as an idea that pops into our mind out of nowhere, inspiring us with a sense of excitement, where we initially grasp it through our ability to relate to it because it doesn’t originate from our ordinary way of thinking. As we begin thinking about it, we steadily develop it by shaping it with the same attributes and qualities as all other ideas of a similar nature, integrating it harmoniously into our model and reshaping it accordingly. As we integrate new ideas, we act to evolve our mental paradigm, allowing us to perceive deeper and more complex forms of reality. In a similar manner, as we take up a concentrated study of new subjects, we steadily incorporate those ideas into our model, upgrading and evolving it, while developing new abilities as a natural consequence. All ideas that come to us spontaneously from what appears to be a higher or outside source, are conceived into the mind through the third eye of the pineal gland, which contains the holographic image formed by the synthesis of all our experiences that have been translated into memory of ourselves.
All ideas that come as thoughts, regardless of whether they’re absorbed unilaterally from the material plane as other people’s ideas and opinions or attained from a higher plane of original ideas (genius), work through the fundamental Principle of Polarity. The “passive” always acts to draw in and become impregnated with the “seed” of the “active” principle, where the idea then undergoes a process of gestation (adapted and reshaped) where it’s formed into a unique version as it’s “mental offspring”. As long as we’re in a mentally active state we can’t conceive the ideas being projected or transmitted by another active mind. This is self-evident in simply observing discussions, where both people are projecting their ideas in a way that deflect and counter the other person’s point of view, and neither one is “listening” or actively taking into consideration what the other person is saying. It’s only when we cultivate an attitude of “understanding” by passively “listening” to what the other person is saying and forming it in our imagination as a possibility, that we not only come to understand the other person, but we also acquire a new perspective on the same idea. When we take an attitude of simply listening to what someone is saying, and we “view” the idea from their perspective without needing to change it through our idea about the same thing, we act as a passive receptor of their expression, and we’re able to understand the idea in a new way, expanding our awareness and cultivating a sense of compassion. In this way we blend into their reality and form a unified whole with them, which serves to grow our own model of reality to include new ideas as a possibility for applying in new and more unique ways. If instead, we meet others with a need to be right, where we challenge and contest their ideas by arguing to defend ours, then we close ourselves down to new ways of perceiving things, and we hinder and impose stringent limitations to our own souls growth and our ability to flux and morph into constant new variations of ourselves that express as new possibilities.
Sacred Geometry and the Law of the Tetrad (Manifestation)
The basic function performed naturally by the subtle organ of the “mind’s eye”, also known as the faculty of the imagination, is demonstrated through the concept of the Tetrad. The material form that the outer appearance of reality takes on, results from the “internal representation” as a “transparent perceptual lens” we “look through” as the means of perceiving the same idea as a natural part of our outer reality. It doesn’t shape the whole of reality, but simply imbues it with the attributes and qualities inherent in the representation formed, which alters how it “appears to us”. All ideas willingly taken in and developed into a detailed idea by continuing to think about them in a concentrative manner, become a self-designed perceptual filter that serves to reorder the basic elements of astral light into a new configuration that’s integrated into our paradigm and becomes a natural part of our outer environment.
The Dyad, which represents the relationship formed between two complementary aspects of the same mind, and two planes of existence (inner and outer, upper and lower) that are polar opposites of each other, or two ideas of a similar nature combined to form a new one, serves to both birth a new idea or evolve an existing one. The Dyad is formed out of the regeneration of the Monad, which represents a single unit as a holistic and self-perpetuating entity (mind). All of what we perceive as an outer reality is but a continuation or extension of our inner reality, both of which are created through our mental paradigm (hologram). Within our mind an entire ecological system exists and is projected outward to form the same mental structure on a larger scale as a greater outer reality or mental radiation. In psychological terms we refer to this as “perception”, which is formed out of the dynamic filters inherent in and used to construct our mental paradigm. Our mental model operates as a dynamic self-generating system of “metaphorical filters” that act to “select” (vibrate) and bring forward correlated aspects of the greater outer reality, while rendering others inactive, and we form a new “version” of reality as a unique possibility. Our mind is a hologram as a mental model, where every part contains the full information of the whole, and the whole is the summation of its parts.
In Quantum Physics the Principle of the Dyad is demonstrated by an “interference pattern”, which is where a wave-form propagating through space (being projected outward), enters into relationship with “itself” (a mirror image as an opposing wave-form) in everything else (a continuation of the inner to reconstruct itself as a greater whole), where the complementary waves overlap and blend into each other (resonate), and through the process of polarization, some aspects of the waveform are canceled out and contradicted, while other aspects are amplified and multiply to form a new pattern as a variation of “itself”. This “new pattern” as a new combination of attributes that organize into a new formula, form a set of correlated mental filters which are harmonious with the existing “system of filters” (model), and becomes the “lens we look through” to perceive (order and organize) an outer reality of the same nature and kind.
The Triad, the Imagination, and the Nature of Internal Representations
As two aspects of the same mind merge into each other and form a new combination as the reconfiguration of the same qualities in different degrees and measure, it forms a new mental construct as what we can easily understand as an “internal representation” (IR), which is symbolized by the Principle of the Triad. The Dyad is formed by two overlapping Monads, where the outer circle of one is at the center of the other, forming what looks like a woman’s vagina or birth canal, called the “Vesica Piscis” or “Womb of the Universe”, and we connect the centers of each one with a horizontal line, representing their shared “inner nature”, we form two levels within the birth canal. This line divides the inner realm of the two overlapping parts into two “parallel planes” (a horizontal line represents a plane or dimension) of the “same pattern” (holographic model). A triangle is then formed on the higher plane by drawing a straight line upward from the center of each one, uniting them at the highest point (pinnacle) of their combination. This transforms a single field into parallel planes that are polarized to each other (energetically entangled).
As an IR is formed on the inner plane of the mind as a new pattern made by combining complementary aspects in new ways, it becomes the “invisible (transparent) template” for organizing an outer reality of the same fundamental nature. What tends to cause confusion in regard to this idea is that we think the IR we form of something is abstract and literal in nature, when in fact it’s actually a symbolic representation of an idea that serves as a metaphor that expresses on various scales and planes as a cohesive “theme”. This allows it to be applied to any number of situations where it’s adapted and modified through the new combination of elements present in that situation, while still providing us with the means for creating the same “kind of experience”. On the Astral Plane of the subconscious “symbols” are “things” and represent whole realities that organize and play out as metaphorical themes. Our IR doesn’t represent an actual physical situation or particular set of circumstances, but rather implies the “type of experience” produced through that situation or set of circumstances by how we internalize it.
If we then work on the lower plane of the Vesica Piscis to draw a straight line downward from the center of each sphere to connect at the lowest central point where they combine, we form a lower triangle that’s a “reflection” or “mirror (reversed) image” of the upper triangle, forming a new shape as a combination that appears as a “diamond”. This diamond, when rotated at a ninety-degree angle, forms a square, which is the symbol used to represent the material world formed out of the 4 Elements. This represents material reality, formed on a lower plane as a continuation or extension of the imaginary reality (mental construct) formed inwardly on the upper plane of the mind. The inner/upper Triad is formed as the exaltation of the combination formed by two complementary aspects. Two aspects of the same mind (conscious and subconscious) are combined in order to produce a “functional third” as a single reality that reflects back to us the reality of our thoughts, allowing us to experience ourselves through them.
A cube is formed as a three-dimensional (holographic) square that’s comprised of 6 faces constructed with 12 lines that connect 8 points, all of which are interconnected to form the “constitution” of a greater whole. Numbers always represent principles, which all unfold out of “1” (Monad), and demonstrate the relationships inherent in the whole. If we look at the cube as being comprised of two Triads, and we combine or overlap them (just like the Dyad) in their original orientation, one pointing upward and the other pointing downward, we form a Hexad, symbolized as the “Star of David” and what’s known as the “Merkabah”, which is the “light body” that exists simultaneously between two planes, and is the means of moving between parallel dimensions. The Hexad is symbolic of the harmonious interaction of two minds (Dyad) that exist on multiple planes, and when combined form a single reality as a unification or “coherent state”. The principle symbolized by 6 as being constructed out of two 3’s (Triads), is accurately interpreted as the harmonious relationship between our subconscious and self-conscious, governed by our Higher Mind, which originates on a higher plane in a unified state as a greater whole that projects the “entire reality of the lower material plane”. The upper contains the entire holographic model as a dynamic pattern of the lower, which it serves to project as an “inner and outer reality” that provides us with the means of “experiencing ourselves” in a semi-conscious manner by how we gain a sense of ourselves through our own self-created experiences.
The Monad represents the kernel or seed that contains the full information of the whole in its latent and potential state, and the Dyad represents the “polar opposite” of the same mind, that forms two opposing poles as a division of itself, where mental energy oscillates between complementary aspects of itself, forming movement as “vibration”. The Triad represents the 3-fold nature of the mind which exists as three aspects, each with a specialized function whose interaction produces a greater cohesive whole. It’s only by dividing into complementary opposites of itself, and then projecting outward form itself to produce the illusion of “space and time”, that movement naturally occurs as an electromagnetic pulsation that simultaneously generates “luminescence”, constructing the idea into a light-form that appears as a ghost-like image, also referred to as a “photon”. This phantom image originates as an idea (metaphorical pattern) that’s clothed with essence (astral light) as a vibration that’s self-organizing, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining. It forms the energetic blueprint for spatially organizing a corresponding material body, out of which an outer reality of an equivalent nature is simultaneously radiated. One of the most basic mistakes we make in perceiving our “self” as our “soul”, comes by thinking that we’re just our body and personality, rather than realizing we are the “entire” lower plane as the “reality in which our body has it’s being”. This is demonstrated in the symbol used to represent the Monad, as a dot within a greater sphere, and in Quantum Physics as “wave-particle duality”. The particle can behave like a wave, and the wave can be collapsed into a single particle, because they vibrate at the same frequency as a “mental state”, and it’s the “state” that organizes and sustains the physical formation.
Our subtle body is not only what provides the energetic template for constructing and maintaining our physical body but is also the “medium” we work through to transform and evolve our body. Our subtle body, which is also called our etheric-double, is the medium through which communication between two parallel planes of existence transpires through a process of resonance and sympathetic induction. This can be thought of as an idea in the form of a “seed” being planted in the fertile ground of the imagination, where it takes hold and begins growing into a new possibility for manifesting as a natural and cohesive part of the already existing reality. All transformation results from making new combinations that “re-form” the pattern being used to structure light into a coherent reality. As we incorporate new ideas, we enhance and expand our mental paradigm, which “is” our subtle blueprint for producing a corresponding material reality. Our mind is what shapes and develops our subtle organism through the absorption, integration, and expression of new ideas as a way of being in the world. We can come to realize that ideas formed in our mind as “symbolic representations” for producing a particular type of experience are the means through which we grow and transform ourselves.
Reshaping Our Model of the World
Whatever ideas we take in and accept as fact, forming a belief around them, we make real through our ability to perceive them in our daily life. If we look at this process through the principles that operate through the subtle energy centers of the body, we can realize that as an idea is conceived and absorbed into our mind, we shape it into an image or reality in our imagination based on the concept we form out of it as an adaptation to our model, and how we develop it by continuing to think about. As we shape an idea in our imagination, we simultaneously form internal dialogue around it as a narrative or story we tell ourselves about it, which becomes the basis for what we say to others. As we think about, talk about, and describe or explain an idea to others, we call forth that same idea in their imagination, and it simultaneously connects us with that same idea in everything around us. As we shape an idea in our mind by imbuing it with sensory details, turning it into an internal experience, we simultaneously generate an emotional response to our own thoughts, and the emotion correlated with the imaginary idea becomes the motivating force for all our actions and behaviors that come naturally through how we express it. The emotion married to the thought-form, determines how we express that idea and what kind of experience we produce by how its expressed. What we call “reality” is formed out of our own imaginary emotional thoughts.
As we produce a reality out of our thoughts as an “experience”, we then uptake our own self-produced experiences, and integrate them back into the model that served to birth and give life to them, forming them into a “memory” of ourselves, and evolving our memory-based paradigm as a result. A memory “is” an internal representation that we naturally use as the means for consistently producing more and more of the same type of experiences. There’s a continuous “feedback loop” created as the interaction between the inner and outer, as well as between the higher and lower. As we take an idea and gestate it to produce a novel variation as an outer experience, we then reabsorb and integrate the experiences produced by translating them into more of the same kind of memory. As we evolve our mental paradigm as a parent-pattern, we evolve our outer reality in the same manner, because our paradigm is what forms our perception of reality. The inner is the “cause” that produces the outer as an “effect”, and then the outer effect produced switches polarity and becomes the cause for stimulating an equal inner effect. This cyclical cause and effect movement between the inner and outer, self and another, forms a self-perpetuating and self-sustaining rhythm that systematically upgrades and permanently modifies the etheric-blueprint that served to set it in motion in the first place. The mind is a self-constructing and self-sustaining system that “acts on itself” to evolve itself based on which aspects of itself as “qualities” it develops through a relationship of some kind that it forms with itself in another.
One of the things that make fundamental ideas of what we call “reality” elusive and difficult to understand in the most practical sense, is because reality exists as a basic form of paradox. A paradox is formed when two ideas exist simultaneously as a part of the same reality while appearing to contradict and disprove each other, yet at the same time, both are true and usually result from taking a different perspective in considering the same phenomena. Reality itself exists as what we can call a “single reality”, where we appear to be one with everything around us and exist as a “part” or aspect of that same reality, while at the same time we experience our self as being separate, alone, and often independent of everything around us. While we perceive ourselves as being here, and another person is over there, and there’s space and distance between us that separate us from one another, at the same time we realize that we’re always being influenced by the other person not only energetically in terms of a “feeling” we get from them, but also by their physiology, demeanor, and what they say and do. Especially when their behavior is somehow directed towards us, and their comments are “about us”.
In order to understand this idea in a practical way, we have to break it down into elementary terms and form it in our mind as a working concept. What we refer to as our “self” is also our mind, which is the energetic field we emanate that vibrates at the frequency of our “mental model” (paradigm) which is constructed out of all our memories which operate as a form of “semi-closed system”. All our perceptions, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors result from and are what act to express our mental paradigm as a means of forming a consistent experience of reality. Our mental paradigm exists as a kind of holographic model where every aspect (beliefs, values, preferences, and memories) exists in harmony with every other aspect and each serve to support and validate each other. Our model of the world is a “coherent model” as a “mental state” that forms the “lens we look through” to perceive others and the world around us.
Our mental paradigm exists as a cohesive model of interrelated ideas that are all melded together through a process of adaptation that modifies them into a personal variation, which then systematically emerge out of each other through a process of association. It forms a dynamic living pattern which vibrates at a specific frequency. All vibration has both a pattern (dynamic model) and a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it. This means that whatever our vibratory frequency is as a holographic model “acts on” everything around us to select (activate and call forth) only the information that’s of a similar nature and acts to assimilate the selected bits of information into a congruent pattern that serves as a variation (modified version) of itself. We only see in others what’s like us, and we use this reflection of ourselves as the means of perceiving and experiencing them. We always act on everything around us to “remake it” in our image while imbuing it mentally with the same qualities and characteristics that we possess intrinsically. Our mind works through the Law of Vibration and creates the reality of our thoughts through resonance and sympathetic induction.
In order to understand how resonance works in the most basic sense, we have to create a model that serves to demonstrate how it functions. Imagine yourself standing in a room with two guitars that are both “tuned” using the “same” tuning device and set them across the room from each other. If you pluck the string of a “C” note on one, it will vibrate the same “C” string on the other. The vibration of the one being plucked (the active aspect) “enters into” and vibrates that same note in the other (the passive receiver), and they vibrate in harmony with each other. As they begin vibrating in harmony with each other it amplifies and intensifies the sound. This same principle operates through our mind, which is an energetic system in terms of how it operates in organizing the outer world to match the vibration set in our inner world of thought and feeling. Whatever our vibration is as the “qualities and characteristics” that make up our “mental model” acts to bring those same qualities and characteristics alive in others and in everything around us as our “perception” of it. As we encounter what you might think of as a greater unified field of information that exists outside of us in a passive (neutral) and unformed state, we perceive it “through” our mental lens which acts to only bring out in it what’s of a similar nature to us, and we create an experience of “ourselves” in them. We don’t “see them” as they actually are, apart from and different from us, but rather as we remake them to have the same qualities and characteristics as we do. Once we act to bring out in them what matches us in terms of our character, these shared qualities then form the nature of our interaction, and we reshape them to reflect back to us our own thoughts about them. We can only see in them what first exists as a part of our own constitution.
This can be difficult to realize in the most basic sense because our mental paradigm is formed out of both our conscious and unconscious mind, which means we easily see in others the same traits and qualities that we also possess but have denied having, refused to express, and have repressed consequently. Once we repress aspects of ourselves that we don’t like, they remain active inside of us and continue creating at the unconscious level where they form a fundamental part of our outer reality. When we encounter these repressed aspects of ourselves in another or in a situation of some kind, we form a distinct reaction to them. This creates a fundamental illusion that presents itself as a paradox that comes about naturally through “polarity”. The aspects of ourselves that we accept, like or find admirable, we include in the image we form ourselves and when we encounter those same aspects in others, we form a similar response to them. When we encounter aspects in others that we have repressed due to how we judged ourselves for having them, we react to them by forming the same judgments. Our judgment comes as the commentary that accompanies the reaction itself as what we begin telling ourselves about the other person, or what the situation means about the people involved.
This idea is very important to understand, not only as a means for seeing into our own unconscious nature, but as the means for understanding how to not let other people’s attitudes and perception of us affect us. It helps us in forming a clear realization that what someone says or does, whether it’s directed towards us or not, is a reflection of “them” and has nothing to do with us unless we make it about us. Their actions only serve to reveal their character and mindset, but when you allow it to trigger a reaction in you, it calls forth in you those same characteristics, causing you to become “like them”, or as a means of making their ideas about you true. Whatever feelings, emotions, and thoughts you allow to enter your mind and take hold, you turn into a reality. We tend to do this naturally without realizing it because we exist primarily in a semi-unconscious state where we function in an automatic way based on memory. But once we begin recognizing what’s happening, we can use our mind in a more conscious and deliberate way to prevent it and keep things in their proper perspective.
When we exist in a primarily unconscious state we tend to be in a constant form of reaction, either to others and the events of our life, or to our own thoughts. We approach everything from a semi-unconscious state where we’re fairly self-contained and consumed in our own thoughts about things, yet as soon as we’re triggered somehow, we instantly go into an automatic reaction. The trigger comes as an emotional zinger (intense inner stimulus) that prompts and calls forth a memory as the dynamic we use for producing an automatic reaction. The emotion that acts as the activating mechanism is directly connected to a memory where the same emotion was playing out, and subconsciously we instantly reference that memory by saying “this means the same thing as that”, and we react by displaying the same behaviors. As we react, it causes an equal reaction in them, where it escalates, and it simply goes back and forth where we’re both creating out of an unconscious state of “auto-pilot”. This same process continues when long after the event has past when we continue to think about it and replay it in our mind, forming a reaction to our own thoughts. We keep ourselves in the same state of mind due to the fact that we can’t seem to honestly let it go, and it keeps playing out as random thoughts that run through our mind unattended throughout the day.
An easy way to understand our unconscious mind, which is also called our lower self or animal nature, associated with our personality, comes in realizing that it doesn’t “think” in terms of reasoning or discernment, and is always in a reactive state of some kind because it functions instinctively through emotional impulses. It exists outside of “time” and is always present in the moment, while receiving constant information as impulses from everything around it. Instinct comes as “memory” that has behaviors inherent in it, and as an animal is stimulated by a feeling or emotional charge of some kind in the environment around it, it triggers an automatic reaction. The reaction formed doesn’t come by analysis of what’s stimulating it, or by thinking about what to do as a strategic response, it comes instantaneously as a behavioral pattern. As we’re stimulated emotionally by an outside source we go into an automated process where our conscious mind temporarily shuts down and we act out the same behaviors that we formed out of memories of the past where we were being stimulated in the same way.
This is what it means to live out of a semi-unconscious state where you build whole realities out of emotional reactions that keep you locked inside of a constant form of delusion. When we use the term “unconscious”, many don’t understand what it means because we equate unconscious with meaning we’re not awake and aware, because they often fail to comprehend that we actually have “two aspects of our mind” that function together in producing our experiences of what we call reality. When our unconscious mind dominates by running our thoughts, we live out of a constant form of reaction, whether in relation to others or in response to our own thoughts, and we use memories of the past as the lens we look through in the present, replaying the same ideas over and over, reshaping the present to be of the same nature as the past, while our conscious mind simply “observes our delusions” in a self-aware manner. Emotions are designed to keep us locked into automatic processes where thoughts run through our mind in an habitual manner, and is the number one way we’re not only “controlled by others”, but also fail to use the creative capacity of our conscious mind, by learning how to instead direct our own thoughts while deflecting the emotions being transmitted through the atmosphere by others.
The ”conscious” aspect of our mind comes as our “thought life”, where we think and form internal concepts as a way of directing our own subconscious through a form of “virtual memory”, and as a way of internally “generating” emotions in response to our own thoughts. There’s a very dynamic relationship that exists between thought and emotion, where one is always directly connected to the other in an equivalent manner. When we passively absorb and take in emotions being transmitted through the atmosphere by others, they serve to render us unconscious by directing our thoughts in an impulsive and automatic way, seemingly beyond our ability to control them. When we form thoughts out of a calm state, where we’re not being stimulated by an outside force, as we shape our thoughts into a sensory reality in our imagination, we generate emotions in response to our thoughts, which not only act as the motivating force that determines how our thoughts become expressed, but also forms the vibratory frequency that we act to transmit through the atmosphere around us. Thought is a function of our higher, creative mind, and emotion is the motive force of our lower, expressive mind. Our body is the vehicle for our higher mind to express through. The only question in any moment is which one is determining the other, and which one is running the show in terms of how it is we’re creating our experience of ourselves through the reality we’re forming using both aspects of our mind in harmony with each other.
Observing Your Own Internal Processes
One of the keys to becoming self-directed is to learn how to observe your own internal processes that occur in a completely natural way without your direct awareness of them. Once you begin seeing how these automatic processes work you can begin developing your own methods for working with your mind and the mind of others in a conscious and intentional way. To do this, sit quietly in a place where you won’t be disturbed, quiet your mind of all the chatter, and recall a memory of an instance where you were upset by something someone said or did. Don’t associate into the experience by reliving it emotionally, but instead remain just outside of it where you can observe the interaction in a somewhat objective way, as if you’re another person watching it from a detached perspective. Picture the invisible aspects operating in the situation in your mind by turning them into imaginary concepts. As the person said or did whatever it was that caused you to react, notice where the energy of it entered your body and stimulated you. As you feel the stimulus in some part of your body, what emotion did it immediately give rise to? Once the emotion was active inside of you, what memory did you immediately associate to it that was formed out of the same emotion? Allow yourself to recognize that your reaction was formed by how you “interpreted” what was said or done, and that interpretation formed a recourse as the basic pattern inherent in the memory that formed how you reacted (being mad, upset, angry, hurt, sad, etc.). What meaning did you give the memory that served to form how you experienced it and what story started playing out in your mind as a result?
Concentrate all your attention on the invisible forces that were operating in the situation as a form of “energetic transmission”. Then, clear your mind, and recall the same memory while playing out a different mental scheme. Imagine your mind is a clear sphere of energy that surrounds your body while extending outward 3 to 4 feet and acts as a form of protective barrier that prevents the energy being projected by others to enter your mind and stimulate you internally. This clear sphere or egg-shaped bubble not only acts as an energetic barrier, but also a transparent movie screen or lens. Picture the same thing happening, except this time it hits the outer periphery of your mental sphere, where instead of entering your body, it plays out more like a movie you’re watching from a dissociated state. You can see what movie the energy is impregnated with as a way of seeing the other persons thoughts and what’s playing out in their mind from a detached perspective where it’s not affecting you in any way and you remain calm. As you keep it outside of yourself and you simply “witness it” from a detached state, you not only get to see it as it (they) really is apart from you, but you also act as a mirror to reflect it back to them, allowing them to see themselves as they really are.
All reactions come by absorbing and taking on the energy being projected by others who are in near proximity of you. As you absorb the energy that’s pregnant with the thoughts and intentions of others and you let them take hold and begin growing within you, your mental state changes and you become “like them” in nature. You’re literally being influenced to become like them while unaware of what’s happening or being aware that you’re the one who’s actually doing it to yourself from a primarily unconscious state. Your conscious mind is the aspect of yourself that acts as the “gatekeeper” of your subconscious mind, because it has the ability to think and evaluate ideas from a rational state of reasoning and make “decisions” about what to let in and what to keep out. But it can only perform this duty when we remain aware of what’s happening and therefore able to direct the activities of our own mind. This basic function comes by learning how to keep ourselves emotionally separate from everything around us and in being able to realize what’s happening in terms of how we’re being stimulated by the outer world at any given moment. Through consistent practice we can begin training ourselves in how to not react emotionally to whatever is happening and remain calm and centered in the midst of what would otherwise cause a great deal of inner turmoil, and learn how to see others as they truly are rather than as we remake them to be like us.