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.
All humans are multidimensional beings in the most basic sense of existing simultaneously on 3 interwoven planes, with a dual nature that functions as complementary opposites in forming a single reality. Our dual nature is comprised fundamentally of both a conscious and unconscious mind which are directly correlated with a higher, and lower soul. We are a combination, in every sense of the idea, of both an animal and a god, a product of the group mind of Nature, where we exist as part of a kingdom, class, and species, governed by the group mind of the collective unconscious where we’re shaped primarily by other beings and our environment; and as divine beings endowed with a conscious, self-aware mind and the ability to create ourselves as an individual while determining the course of our own destiny.
These dual aspects of us do not exist independent of each other, but as different aspects of the same mind and soul, which perform specialized functions in creating and maintaining a consistent experience of reality. The organized (polarized) field of starlight (astral light) we have come to call “reality” is formed and maintained by the collective unconscious of Nature and provides us with the means for experiencing ourselves, while simultaneously shaping ourselves through the nature of our own experiences. These two aspects of the group and individual mind are contained within an even greater mind that acts to form and birth them, known as the superconscious mind of universal intelligence, cosmic consciousness, and the Universal Soul. This is the aspect of the mind known as the “archetypal plane” where “ideas” exist in a latent, unformed state of pure potential. This aspect of our mind and self exists as an “archetype” of a “particular nature” and is not based on memory in terms of how we normally think of it as being attained from a personal existence.
The archetypal Soul is “causal” in nature and comprised of a formula of attributes developed to different degrees that imbue us with specific characteristics that express as natural behaviors in telling a particular type of story or myth. Archetypes are “wholes” that contain within them every aspect of what becomes expressed as a cohesive reality that brings a particular type of experience. Each aspect of our mind plays a complementary role in forming a single reality as a mental construct formed as an outer projection of our own inner nature. We shape ourselves as divine beings out of the experiences we act to produce mentally and emotionally based on how we associate and thereby identify with our own mental projection.
The Holographic Nature of the Mind and the Law of Polarity
The terms mind, soul, and self are synonymous and like the term’s conscious, subconscious, and superconscious, are names given to different aspects and specialized functions of the same thing. Throughout this article they will be used interchangeably based on what aspect or function is being considered in contemplating the construction and operation of the whole in which they are a “part”. There’s no meaningful way to separate them because each one systematically evolves out of the inherent nature of the other as a growth process and are completely interdependent. Any attempts to handle them as separate ideas leads to a misguided perception and distorted interpretation. The 3 aspects of the mind represent fundamental principles in terms how each aspect functions on its own plane, which are all formed and maintained as a projection of each other. The 3-fold nature of the mind is represented symbolically by the Triad (triangle), which reproduces itself as a Triad (whole unit) on each of the 3 parallel planes that are complementary in forming a single reality. The mind is a “hologram” where each aspect or part is a reflection of the whole and contains all the properties and characteristics of the whole in every part.
The Triad represents the Law of Polarity, which forms the basis for vibration as a spinning vortex of energy that constructs a matrix of light as a 3-dimesional form through movement between a positively charged pole (electric), and a negatively charged pole (magnetic), where they both push apart and pull together at the same time, creating “space” as the basis for dimension. These polarized forces can only be reconciled by forming a 3rd element as a “new state”. This 3rd element, represented by the element of “air” (symbolic of thought), is formed by combining heat and moisture to form an atmospheric effect as a field of polarized light that becomes a mental map for condensing into a material form, represented by the element of earth. All material objects appear to both radiate an outer field of light and be encapsulated and sustained by it. Every physical object, no exceptions, is accompanied by an energy field (called dark energy or dark matter) that’s spherical and shaped like an egg, that completely envelops and sustains the material form. This field of polarized light is what “in-forms” and “animates it with life”, seemingly from within. This idea is represented by the Earth being a material sphere that’s surrounded by and contained within a greater sphere of light that appears to be radiating from it, while also being sustained by it, which also contains all the “memory of Nature”, we call “instinct”.
This invisible energy field “is” what’s also called the etheric double which exists in the fundamental sense as an “organized field of memory” that endows the lifeform with an “inner nature” and personality. This memory, in the typical sense, is also a material construct formed on the inner planes of the “mind” out of subtle energy called “astral light”, which is what not only forms the “etheric blueprint” for constructing and regenerating the material form, but also serves as a “medium” between the different planes and aspects of the same mind. This etheric sheath that connects the higher mental plane with the lower material plane can be conceptualized as an “embryo” and “womb” of creation. The higher conscious mind of the divine soul, which is endowed with the ability to “create itself” as an “entire reality”, acts to “seed” the lower, material mind with a suggestion that serves as a metaphor for creating as an outer experience. The material mind of the subconscious conceives and gestates it by building it into the existing mental model (etheric template) being used to perceive the outer world, where it appears as a natural part of reality, allowing us to “experience it”.
How We Build Our Own Outer World
While we’re incarnate in a physical body, we consistently project the outer reality of our inner nature as a means of experiencing ourselves, and through our self-generated experiences, we come to know ourselves as we exist in whole form. We come to know who we “are” as a higher, divine being capable of also creating ourselves through our entire reality, because we’re the one producing all of it. Not as a finite material construct or objective reality that exists independently of us or our ability to determine it, but as the mental construct necessary to experience ourselves through our own mythology. Our outer reality is formed through our perception of it, and our perception is formed through a dynamic correlation of mental filters that only activate, abstract, and call forth (order information) what matches our archetypal nature and reconstructs it into a complementary outer variation necessary to have a particular type of experience.
Our mental model is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences built into a single memory. This holistic memory forms the perceptual lens we “look through” and the basis for how we “interpret” what we see to make it “mean something”. The meaning we give things simultaneously creates on 3 levels (is holographic), and means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation with it all. Meaning forms a “theme” out of which our life story naturally takes shape, giving all our life experiences continuity. This theme is born out of our initial conditioning as a child where we tried to make sense of what was happening in the world around us while making everything “about us” or our fault somehow. We were operating purely out of the group mind of our subconscious, while our rational, reasoning mind was only beginning to develop. From this perspective we “became” whatever we heard being said about us because we didn’t have the ability to discriminate or make accurate judgments about what was happening. We thought that whatever was happening with our parents and family was somehow our fault or that we deserved what was happening to us.
The primary theme of our life-story started taking shape out of the emotions we were consistently experiencing and the family dynamics we were a part of as a child, and by the time our rational mind began developing, our emotional life shaped the nature of our thoughts and what we began telling ourselves as a way of trying to understand what was happening to us and around us. The beliefs we formed about ourselves out of our childhood conditioning became a self-fulfilling prophecy and formed the basis for how we continued to create our experiences as a means of providing us with more and more of the same type of experiences. This is because memory, like the mind that forms it, is archetypal in nature and acts as a metaphor for producing endless variations of the same overall idea, while simultaneously acting to shape our inner nature as a correspondence.
The Nature of an Archetype
An archetype is what we can call an “idea” that’s holistic and thematic in nature and serves as a prototype or generalized pattern for producing an infinite number of variations that all still hold true to the same basic idea. It’s comprised of a select set of attributes and qualities that form distinct characteristics as an “inner nature” that expresses naturally through behaviors and activities that come automatically in a spontaneous manner. It’s a “whole unit” that contains everything needed to produce a variety of forms that all possess the same nature and express to form the same type of outer reality as a standard universal theme. While it fluctuates by adapting to numerous situations and circumstances, its intrinsic nature remains consistent. These fluctuations come by whatever it combines with, blends into mentally, and forms into as a unique variation of the same overall theme.
Archetypes, like all creative forces of Nature that manifest as a physical form, exist as polarized pairs (twins) that are complementary in nature. In the divine realm they are represented as couples that are gods and goddesses, who are endowed with masculine and feminine attributes that are complementary in nature, and as male and female gender that are portrayed as being married or siblings, and sometimes both. Polarities act “on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression. We only develop new qualities by interacting with complementary energies outside of us that serve to activate and bring out matching qualities that are latent within us. We never actually “acquire” attributes from an outside source, but once a quality that was previously latent within us begins expressing in creating “new types of experiences”, they serve to transform and evolve our “inner nature” to a new level of self-awareness and self-expression. Our inner nature is what forms how we experience ourselves as a part of everything around us and is what forms the basis for all our thoughts and activities. The most basic way we transform and grow ourselves is by learning how to form new types of experiences.
An archetype, in the most basic sense, is a coherent memory that forms a metaphorical idea as a life-theme, which fluctuates through a range of possible states based on what qualities are developed to what degree, and in what way in terms of the dynamic that was used as the means of developing them. Dynamics, which are behavioral patterns of a relationship where each person plays a particular role in how they interact, all correspond to greater universal themes. All of life as we know it is comprised of various archetypes that play specialized roles in forming a greater universal theme. Archetypes are highly adaptable to their environment and form modifications of themselves as a process of evolving to higher and lower states of consciousness, while still maintaining the same basic nature and set of natural behaviors.
How the One becomes the Many
This idea is expressed as the “One” being infinite and eternal in nature, always remaining the “same”, while acting as the progenitor for an infinite number of various forms, each bestowed with a somewhat unique personality and outer appearance, while being of the same basic nature and displaying the same type of behaviors and activities attributed to their “class, type, and species”. In the animal kingdom, for example, all canines display the same behaviors assigned to their class and breed, yet each one does those same behaviors in a way that’s unique to them based on their “personality”. It’s only their personality that distinguishes them from all others of the same breed and class. Humans share this same tendency through their “lower, animal nature”, where they behave in very similar ways, differing only in how they do those same behaviors. Every person lives out of a story of their own making that follows a common universal theme yet has a unique twist to it based on the patterns formed through their formative conditioning.
Humans are the only beings on the planet who are “self-aware”, able to perceive themselves as independent of their environment, and endowed with ability to “create themselves” using the mental capacities of self-realization, creative imagination, reasoning, and will in the ability to make decisions for themselves that separate them from the crowd. We form an image of ourselves based on how we associate with other people, our immediate environment and what’s going on around us that we’re a part of, and the story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things as a means of creating how we experience them. We act to form our perception of reality, create how we experience it, and then associate with our own experiences, shaping our identity as a result. No other animal or being on the planet acts to form their own “identity” as an “individual” that sets them apart from the group. This is a unique attribute of human beings that comes through the “conscious aspect of the mind”, which is “creative in nature”.
In terms of our lower nature as an animal soul, we’re all members of the same class and kingdom, called the kingdom of man, where we all have a similar appearance and set of natural behaviors and tendencies, driven by emotional impulses, with the only real difference being “how we do” those same activities through our personality. Once we enter puberty, we begin developing our higher mind in being able to “shape our identity” by deciding who and how we’re going to be in any situation, and in being able to intentionally develop desired qualities in ourselves that act to shape our inner nature. As we begin taking control of our own development, we also begin shaping our perceptual lens which changes how the world appears to us, bringing us new types of experiences. Through creating new experiences of ourselves, we act “on ourselves” to grow and transform us to a new state of being. No other being or soul on this planet has this ability because no other animal has a “conscious mind” that can “think” and project the reality of their thoughts. All animals and beings with a soul reside completely within the class of the group mind they’re associated with formed out of the “memory of the Earth’s soul”.
One of the problems we have in understanding this idea is that we often fail to recognize that the Earth is a “living sentient being” and an archetype (like all planets are), comprised of a set of attributes, qualities, and characteristics as “memory” inherent in its “astral body” (atmosphere illuminated by the sun), that generate the dynamic lifeforms of the planet, all of which play a particular role and function in a greater, unified, eco-system. All life on Earth functions as a single entity and coherent reality. We experience this as being what we can safely call an “objective reality” comprised of the same basic material elements of Nature and human invention, which is “perceived differently” by every person. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is “subjective” in nature because we’re the one forming it as a projection of our own mental paradigm. Our mental paradigm, which is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences into a “single memory”, is an archetype that emanates its own outer reality as a perception of itself on a greater scale.
The outer world is formed as the “theme” inherent in the inner world of our character, which sets the stage for consistently producing a particular type of experience of ourselves. The outer world only changes in terms of how it appears to us when we work on ourselves to develop our character to form a new “state”. The outer world changes in the exact same way and proportion as our inner world, because they’re formed out of the same archetypal matrix as a continuation of each other. The outer world is the stage and setting we use as the means of expressing ourselves in telling a story about who we are as a means of experiencing ourselves through and as our own creation.
When we hear the saying “we all manifest our own reality”, this doesn’t mean in the literal sense of the actual material world of Nature that makes up our “common reality”, it means we only “notice and abstract” from the outer world the same attributes and characteristics that are inherent in our paradigm-archetype, and reorganize them to form a new variable that mirrors back to us our own feelings, thoughts, values, and beliefs about it. Our expectations going into any situation shape how we experience it based on what we notice, pull forth, and use as the means of creating how we experience it. Our archetypal model forms the mental filters that shape the perceptual lens we look through as the means of experiencing the outer world. We only perceive outside of us what also exists inside of us, and what’s inside of us is formed out of the memory we have formed of ourselves.
Memory is the etheric blueprint as an energetic infrastructure that gives rise to our material existence and forms the metaphorical theme that shapes all our experiences. We only perceive outside of us what matches and can be interpreted to mean the same thing as what’s formed in our mind and imagination. In this sense we are the sole creator of both our self and our life. What tends to make this difficult to fully comprehend is that the greater part of the process is conducted below the level of awareness, where it happens instantaneously and in a completely natural and automatic way. No other animal on the planet lives in a reality of their own making, creates how they experience that reality, and shapes themselves by how they associate with their own creation. This is a unique attribute of human beings who are bestowed with a conscious mind.
The One and the Many – Our Mortal and Immortal Soul
In the most fundamental sense, archetypes, which serve as a “classification” for all creation, are “immortal” and exist eternally, while the wide variety of forms produced by that archetype are “mortal” and temporary. What this means is that when an animal dies, its consciousness, which is a part of the collective memory of its species, is absorbed back into its archetypal class as the collective memory of that species and type. This “collective memory” is what forms the “instinctual field” that exists within the atmosphere (Soul) of the Earth and is what not only acts to produce the living being, but also imbues it with all its natural qualities, intelligence, and behaviors. This is what you might call the Earth’s consciousness experiencing itself through its own creation. The Earth is an archetype, just as all heavenly and planetary bodies are, and is comprised of a wide variety of archetypes it acts to generate, all of which play a specialized role in forming an even greater theme as a universal archetype. All life on Earth, and all beings with an animal soul, return to the archetypal memory of the Earth’s soul when they die, because they don’t possess a “conscious mind” or “individuality” that sets them apart as a class of their own. Their consciousness returns to and remains a part of the group consciousness of the collective memory of its archetypal class.
This same principle applies to human beings in terms of our physical existence in an “animal body”, which is bestowed with a personality and set of natural behaviors employed by all humans in general. This part of us forms what’s called our “first birth” as our “formative conditioning” where we take on the qualities and traits being expressed by everyone around us and are shaped as a part of a group dynamic. We’re all born into this world with only our subconscious-animal mind functioning, where our conscious mind exists in a latent state as a form of “seed” that begins growing as we mature. While in a purely unconscious state we’re shaped in “association” with others and our environment, where we function as a part of a group (family unit and living situation) and lack any form of individuality outside of our personality. We are conditioned with the same attitude, values, beliefs, tendencies, and dynamics (behavioral patterns) that are consistently playing out around us and that we’re a natural part of. This forms what you can think of as our lower nature, animal soul, and personality.
The conscious aspect of our mind is the part of us that’s “creative” in the most basic sense and develops in four stages of seven-year increments. This can be easily understood by recognizing that a child is initially completely dependent on and perceives itself as being one with its parents (particularly the mother) and family group up until around the age of 7 or 8, and lives completely out of its personality and genetic makeup. At around the age of 7, the conscious mind begins developing and coming into play where the child begins thinking for itself, forming interpretations about what’s going on around them, and begins developing the ability to problem solve, discriminate, make judgments of their own, and begins forming their “own memories” as the basis for shaping their own experiences. This is self-evident in realizing that we have very few memories of ourselves and our life before the age of 6 or 7, because we live solely out of our natural instincts and the tendencies formed out of our genetic makeup shared by all family members. Memory, in terms of a mental picture, is actually something we “create” as an internal representation using our creative imagination, which is a faculty of our higher, conscious mind.
Somewhere between the age of 7 and puberty (12 to 14), we start becoming more independent, forming our own thoughts about things, start forming friendships outside our family group and immediate environment, become a part of social groups, and begin separating mentally and emotionally from our parents where we begin sensing ourselves as an individual. Once we enter puberty our hormones kick in and we begin a quest of self-discovery by trying on different ways of being, sensing ourselves in different ways where we can “decide” what we like and what we don’t like. We begin experimenting by exercising our ability form “who we are” as our own person. We move from relating primarily with our family and immediate surroundings to building our identity and self-image as a part of a social group.
By around 21, we officially become an “adult” where we take over responsibility for our own life creation through our ability to make calculated decisions for ourselves that impose a direction on our life, and we become independent in our own right. By the time we approach 28 to 30, we’ve usually established our own life, have a career in place that provides us with financial stability, and have often started our own family and become parents ourselves. Up to this point we’ve developed ourselves and our life out of the patterns, traits, and tendencies of our conditioning, where all our activities come automatically in what seems like a completely natural way, forming our “identity” as an individual. Our identity emerges naturally as an extension of our personality born out of our conditioning and forms the basis of our “life story” as a universal theme. This is the part of us that strives to be accepted as a part of a group, fears being alone, and needs to be “in a relationship” to know who we are and have a sense of purpose. While we’ve developed the ability to create the reality of our beliefs and thoughts, we haven’t yet realized that’s what we’re doing, or more importantly, “how it is” we’re doing it. We imagine life is happening “to us” in a random and unpredictable way and is beyond our ability to control or determine it.
Our conditioned self is what’s called our lower self, our lower nature, subconscious mind, animal soul born out of the group mind of humanity, and the ancestral memory inherent in our genes that’s developed through our family dynamic. This part of us, lacking any true form of individuality achieved by actively creating our identity from a conscious and self-aware state, is born out of the archetype of humanity as a “class and species of the Earth”, and is “mortal”, because at death, it returns to the group memory it was formed out of. It’s absorbed back into the collective consciousness of humanity and forms the basis for future generations and personalities of the human species, all endowed with the same basic nature.
Our conscious mind and higher self, also referred to as our “divine nature”, is what gives us the primal ability to create ourselves as an individual that’s unique in our own right and sets us apart from the group mind of humanity. This is the part of us that’s self-aware, forms realizations about ourselves as a form of self-analysis and judgment where we can actively “choose” how and who we want to be in any situation. This is our “morality and conscience” that perceives and works with ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, constructive and destructive, and is the “decision maker” that employs willpower in disciplining ourselves to take the actions necessary to turn our decisions into a reality, moving out of an unconscious existence and into a fully awake and self-aware one.
When we step into our higher, divine nature as our own creator, and we become responsible for who we become as an individual, we fashion ourselves as an “archetype” that’s unique in nature. We do this by intentionally developing latent qualities to a new level of expression, changing our “internal formula of qualities”. By working on ourselves to develop our own character to a new level of self-expression, we produce new experiences that are simultaneously molded into our existing circle of experiences, upgrading and evolving them to a new level of consciousness. As we intentionally “act on ourselves” to evolve ourselves by growing our internal nature to a new level of self-expression, we become responsible for what we create. The part of us fashioned by our own hand is the part of us that’s “immortal” and forms the archetype (karmic seed) for all our succeeding incarnations into new physical forms. This is what’s called our “second birth”, where we step out of our unconscious conditioning and begin shaping ourselves in our own image, fashioned by our own hand. We become self-made, self-determined, and an immortal god.
Death and Separation
When we die, our conscious mind separates from our subconscious mind, and our bodily form begins dissolving, returning to the earthly substance it was formed out of. Our lower, group-oriented nature returns to the archetypal memory of humanity, while our higher, divine, self-created nature returns to the archetypal memory of our own making, formed out of the synthesis of all our incarnations. Only the part of us that’s consciously fashioned using the capacities of our higher, creative mind are immortal in the sense that we “maintain” our individual status as an archetype of a unique classification, which forms the basis for our eternal souls’ future incarnations as a unique individual. The conscious aspect of mind returns to its own plane, and the subconscious aspect of the Earth remains in its own plane.
When we live out of our conditioned mind through numerous lifetimes, we become a permanent part of the group mind and lose our individuality, rendering ourselves “mortal”. When we’re reborn in our life and begin taking over creating ourselves in a conscious and deliberate way, we shape ourselves as a divine, archetypal being of our own making, and we become immortal in our own right. All humans are born into this world with 2 minds as a personality and identity, and are both mortal and immortal, and through our awareness, desires, decisions, and willed actions, or lack of awareness, inability to make well thought out decisions, and always going along with the will of others who make our decisions for us, we either shape our own destiny and reside in the heavens with the gods, or reside on earth as a permanent part of the human species.
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”.
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.
Many who have been tutored in the energetic arts have been taught that what we refer to as our “subtle body” serves as a form of blueprint and etheric double for constructing and sustaining our physical body, but don’t know for sure how to work with this idea in the most practical sense. This idea serves to illustrate universal principles that form the basis for how our own “mind” works in creating not only our self, but also our entire material reality. By examining the principles involved we can acquire practical instructions for how to use our own mind in transforming our experience of reality. Through a fundamental misunderstanding of this principle many believe that they need to work with a surrogate as an “energy worker” or practitioner of divinatory arts, or through some form of technological process that’s designed to “alter the vibration of their energy field”, when the truth is we inherently possess everything we need to transform ourselves and our life in whatever way we choose. All we need to do is learn the process necessary for using our own mind to modify and transform our mental paradigm, which “is” the means through which we create not only ourselves as a material being, but the reality we act to naturally project as a direct correspondence of our paradigm.
We must begin this process by defining the terms being used because everyone forms a different mental concept of the same words based on whatever they’ve been taught and formed a belief around, and we need to make sure we’re all talking about the same idea. Our mind functions as a mental sphere or electromagnetic field that acts to organize “essence” (internal light) into a holographic, three-dimensional form that serves as a vessel, vehicle, or instrument for actively expressing in the material world of outer, stellar (sun) light. Once an idea is created internally as a 3-dimensional form that’s vivified by our life force, it’s then animated by our “will” where it plays out as a larger pattern of the same kind and type. This idea is illustrated through what’s referred to in Quantum Physics as the Holographic Principle. This is a fundamental principle which describes how all life exists as “fields within greater fields of the same nature”, and how vibration as a conscious pattern of living energy proliferates equally on multiple scales and levels at the same time.
Fields of what we can call “universal information” (archetypal ideas in their potential state) are used as the means for remaking universal concepts into personalized variations by the individual mind, because both the cosmic and individual mind operate using the same principles. This is why they’re referred to as “universal principles” because they’re fundamental in the sense of how our mind works, rather than pertaining to the material construct produced “by” the mind. The mind itself “is” what we refer to as “the organizing principle” that’s inherent in vibration and is what acts to organize light into the pattern of the vibration. Natural laws pertain to biological systems and how they operate within the material world, while universal laws pertain to the mind and soul, which are what act to organize biological systems while also animating them with Life. Both the mind and soul exist on multiple levels simultaneously while playing out the same patterns as universal themes on different scales. We have an individual mind, a group mind of humanity, and a cosmic mind, as well as an individual soul, the Earth’s soul, and the universal soul of the cosmos. Each aspect of the mind exists in polarity with itself in the other, and together play out the same idea in a harmonious and congruent manner.
We often make a fundamental error in how we think about principles by believing that a principle somehow pertains to the material objects used to comprise a system or model, instead realizing that it’s the “invisible” field of energy that accompanies and is acting to organize, hold together, and animate the model. A principle operates as the natural forces that shape matter itself into a body of light that’s archetypal in nature, which means they’re metaphorical themes rather than fixed systems and rigid ideas. An archetype is what provides the basis as a form of universal template for creating the reality that will bring a particular type of “experience”. It’s an idea as a prototype that’s formed with specific attributes, qualities, and characteristics that determines how it expresses in becoming a “cause” for producing a corresponding “effect”. Each person will take the same archetype as a universal metaphor and theme and shape it to reflect their own nature by how they adapt it to their mental paradigm and their current life situation.
The same Universal Laws play out in ordering and organizing information into material forms that are imbued with a certain type of personality that behaves in specific ways. The form itself doesn’t give rise to the “qualities it possesses”, but rather the qualities (of consciousness) it’s naturally imbued with determine the form it takes on and how it functions through natural behaviors that act to express those qualities. Qualities, form, and function are three aspects or stages of the same overall process. We don’t ever work with the “form itself” to change its behavior and the operations it naturally undergoes as a form of self-expression but work instead to introduce new qualities and attributes that imbue it with corresponding characteristics. By changing the internal characteristics of the form itself as it’s energetic nature, we also change how it behaves and operates as a normal way of being.
To change a pattern, we don’t work on the pattern being faithfully produced, but rather the vibratory frequency that’s assembling and maintaining the pattern. Our subtle body is often laid out as being comprised of four correlating bodies or energetic sheaths, referred to as our causal, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Our causal body is formed as an idea that we shape into a mental form in our imagination and imbue with sensations that naturally gives rise to correlating emotions in response to it. The emotion generated comes by how we “present an idea” to ourselves internally forming it into a “feeling”. A thought formed as an “internal representation” that’s brought alive with sensation gives rise to an equivalent emotion, which inhabits it and becomes the motivating force that acts out the pattern of the thought through natural behaviors and activities. In order to change the outcome or what results as a manifestation, we have to change what “caused it”. All physical manifestation comes as a corresponding “effect” produced by a “cause”.
Our mind (which is invisible and undetectable to the physical senses) is constructed as a sphere of consciousness made by organizing subtle energy as essence into a 3-D model, also referred to as our “paradigm”. Our paradigm is our mental model and what we use as the means for perceiving reality and is constructed out of “internal representations” formed out of experiences that are built-up over time as memory. While we tend to think of memories as independent and often unrelated to each other, what you’ll realize upon closer observation is that all memory is a “holistic system of living information”. Memory is very dynamic and constantly in the process of morphing and evolving based on how we use it as a mental filter for perceiving the present to be the same as the past. We use memory as the “lens” we “look through” to create more and more of the same type of experiences as a consistent and ongoing story about ourselves and our life. As we adapt them to new situations to produce a congruent variation, we acquire diverse attributes that serve to morph and evolve the memory.
Our life is created in a consistent and harmonious fashion based on how we build an internal representation of an idea that we use as the means of forming an instant interpretation of events that give them “meaning”. Anytime we’re stimulated in a pronounced way by something outside of us, our mind instantly references all memory of the same kind. We use the memory as the perceptual lens for interpreting the present to “mean the same thing” as the past, and we respond in a similar way by automatically displaying the same type of attitude and behaviors. This is the process constantly being used to form immediate and automatic reactions. Memory and emotion are always coherent and act together to form a single reality. The emotion acts as the means for instantly selecting and activating the “pattern” inherent in the memory, which provides us with a thematic template for producing the same type of response and more of the same type of experiences.
Models can be thought of as dynamic patterns that are in a continuous process of expressing and being used to create experiences of a congruent and harmonious nature. While we tend to think we retain memory of actual events in terms of the physical circumstances, if we examine them in terms of how we replay them in our mind we realize we don’t. Memories are formed by how we interpret events as a way of creating how we experience them. We interpret the events to make them “mean something”, and the meaning we give them shapes the story we tell ourselves about them as the means of experiencing them, and our experiences are built-up over time forming a “theme”. All ideas played out as a material event or situation are processed and internalized by the higher mind as a metaphorical theme that can be adapted and utilized in any situation as the means of creating how we experience it. An event that caused us to feel “betrayed”, for example, becomes a theme for interpreting all other situations of an even remotely similar nature to mean the same thing. As we go through an experience of an intense emotional nature, it also forms an underlying “belief” that becomes an “expectation” as well as a form of unconscious “intention”. Beliefs and expectations are formed as mental filters that act to only notice and abstract in any situation what matches and can be used to create more of the same type of experiences.
As we create more and more of the same type of experiences, we accumulate them as variations of the same idea, and over time use them to build our “mental model” as an symbolic representation for systematically producing more experiences of being betrayed. We then respond (and thereby create) as if we’re once again being betrayed, and as a result turn it into an actual reality. We then form spin-offs of a common theme that specializes it in some way. Betrayal can come in many different ways and can be applied to any number of situations as a “general idea” or theme to consistently produce more experiences of being betrayed. As we produce more of the same type of experiences by using the past to shape the present, we validate them as being real and justify our right to react the way we do. Even when we’re not actually being betrayed we’ll act as if we are, and usually act to betray the other person in some way as a result. We “act” in accordance with our perception, and “bring out” the appropriate qualities in others by first betraying them in some way, causing them to respond with a feeling of being betrayed, fulfilling our expectations.
Our Energetic Blueprint as a Metaphorical Theme
The subtle body is often described as being the blueprint or “etheric template” for “spatially organizing” our body through ongoing processes of regeneration, yet this idea can be difficult to grasp in the most practical sense of working with it in a conscious and deliberate manner as the means of transforming ourselves and our reality. It becomes more of an abstract idea that we contemplate in theory rather than as the primary tool for creating and transforming ourselves to a new state of being. Our etheric-double is our mental paradigm, also called our “subconscious mind” and is what we also use to perceive, structure, and interpret our “outer reality” to form an experience of ourselves “as” a fundamental part of that reality.
This idea exists as a universal principle that can be easily understood by simply observing your own internal processes from a detached and objective perspective of “witnessing” or passively observing how it is you form your perception of reality. By silencing your self-talk as an ongoing habitual commentary of some kind, and concentrating instead on how you’re “feeling” in a situation, natural thought-processes rise up out of those feelings, formulate, and play out as an imaginary scenario, you can observe how it is that you’re always forming an “internal representation” (IR) that you use in place of your actual reality. The IR becomes the means for filtering through all the information available in a situation to select only what matches your preconceived idea about it. You then take the small, selected bits of information and form them into a new configuration that gives you a thematic template for using to create how you experience it. You use the IR as the means of anticipating the actual experience and for making decisions based on it. You’re always forming an internal experience as a means of anticipating and forming an outer experience of the same nature.
Our internal reality is formed as a holistic model born out of the vibratory “state” of our “mind” and serves as both an inner reflection of our thoughts and a means of expressing them to create an outer experience of the same nature. Our mental state is formed as a vibratory frequency, and like all vibration, has a pattern as a “way of thinking” and a self-assembling principle inherent in it. As we think through habitual patterns as life themes, we construct the reality of our thoughts through our ability to “perceive them” in the outer world. Both our inner and outer reality are formed through the same process as “thought patterns” that act to reflect each other. As we think we perceive the outer world of our thoughts, allowing us to form an experience of them. This is what the term “projection” means. As we project onto others and the world in general, we shape others to be “like us”. Our mind creates reality by “how we think” and imagine the reality of our thoughts as working concepts.
Our mind, like the universe and life itself, is holographic in nature and forms “mini-models” of ideas by using the same information contained in the larger model of our mental paradigm. These miniature models are formed as IR of ideas that are used as the means for understanding something and to use as a form of “internal map” for navigating and reorganizing the information contained in the outer reality. The internal map is a representation of the outer idea that views it from a holistic perspective of the bigger picture involved. We use this as a means of coordinating and orientating ourselves within a larger idea of a similar nature.
As you pick an idea to “think about”, and you focus your attention on it, allow yourself to notice that an immediate concept of the idea forms in your imagination that’s formed out of all the accumulated memory you have of that idea. As this internal concept naturally forms out of an idea, simply observe it as it is without needing to change it, while simultaneously realizing that this is the model that you’ve developed over time that you use as the means of comprehending it. Your comprehension of something at any given moment is based on accumulated experiences and memories, whether learned from actual experiences or taught to you as a theory. Everything you know is brought together in that moment as a means of structuring an internal model that you can use for interpreting that idea as a means of creating how you experience it. Everything you “know” (have harmoniously integrated) about that idea as it exists within its present context forms instantly in your mind’s eye as a living concept that you use to perceive it as an outer reality. Every time you apply that idea to a new situation you modify it to form a new variation, and as you reintegrate the variation back into the model that produced it, you evolve the model according to any new attributes acquired. As you evolve an idea (memory) it becomes more complex and inclusive. The idea formed on the inner planes of our imagination becomes the perceptual lens that we “look through” in order to “see” that same idea within our outer world. As we acquire new information and experiences, we consistently synthesize them into our existing model as the means of evolving ourselves to a higher level of understanding.
Internal Representations as Holographic Models
We often fail to realize how we use our mind to create our perception of reality because we don’t understand that it’s a model built out of accumulated experiences as variables that are combined in a complementary way to form a “whole” that’s “metaphorical” in nature. Most have been taught to perceive themselves and their experiences in a literal way. We’re taught to view things as fixed units that exist and operate independent of us instead of realizing that we’re actually the one “forming” our perception as a unique variation of a universal theme based on the inner image we develop and build-up over time. As we integrate more and more variables into our model as the means of upgrading it, we expand our understanding of things and are able to realize new things about the same idea. Our potential for self-expression expands in direct proportion to the internal representations we develop.
While there’s a tendency to think that our subtle-etheric blueprint is only used to construct and give life to our body and personality, and that by working with it we only work to heal and transform our own physical maladies, the fact is it’s the soul that inhabits and forms “experiences” of itself “through the body” and creates both our internal model and external perception. Within the material plane, the outer reality is formed as a projection of the inner soul. The Soul-Mind enters into the body, forming a unique combination of memory (soul, genetic, and ancestral) that develops new internal models that are used to organize the light of the outer plane into a corresponding pattern. The soul itself is archetypal in nature and multidimensional. It comes into every incarnation with the universal memory it has created as “experiences of itself” that are built-up over time as a holographic model that serves to spatially organize light as matter of the outer world into the same metaphorical pattern as the inner world. The soul as a mental construct forms a blueprint as a thematic template for continuing to evolve itself through the creation and acquisition of new types of ideas produced as unique variables. The actual memories produced and acquired in one life are formed into an archetypal construct as a thematic model that’s returned to a universal state as qualities and characteristics that form natural tendencies as a predisposition for continuing to create more of the same type of experiences.
This mental construct composed of subtle energy as a living metaphor that works to evolve itself, is formed out of and by the mind and soul. This is self-evident by the simple fact that if you take a person out of their existing conditions and circumstances and put them in a brand new and totally different environment, they’ll simply create the “same type of experiences” all over again within that environment. Their life theme and inherently developed qualities still “perceive” in the exact same way, and they still employ the same type of behaviors that serve to recreate the same type of relationships. We are always the common denominator in the consistency of our own experiences. This idea is expressed in the saying “no matter where you go, there you are”.
If however, we act to change the inner being that’s organizing and orchestrating the outer world as its complementary opposite, by working with archetypes that possess distinct qualities, and we consistently embody and express those qualities, we act to transform our inner nature through experiences acquired from new ways of being. As we embody new ways of being, it changes how we feel and how we experience our self in relation with everything else. As we create new experiences of ourselves, we begin building up and synthesizing new experiences as a way of evolving our mental paradigm. As we evolve our mental paradigm as the energetic frequency of our mind, we evolve our perception of reality as a correlation. Our mental paradigm is formed out of the synthesis of our values, beliefs, preferences, and memories, and is a self-sustaining and self-perpetuating system that produces reality as an experience of itself, which it uses as the means of growing and evolving itself. So as we work with our subtle body as the means of transforming it, we simultaneously transform our outer reality which is formed as a projection of it.
The most basic IR that we form as a means of creating our life is the image we form of ourselves. Many have been taught that the image they form of themselves is a projection of their ego and should be denounced or dispersed somehow because it’s “bad” and comes as a delusion or basic form of misidentification, but this is only a partial truth that can be very misleading and cause us to disconnect from our true inner power in the most basic way. The image we build of ourselves is a product of our own mind and imagination and is what forms the basis for our mental paradigm. All other IR stem out of and act to complement and express our self-image as “holographic fractal patterns” or ideas that work together to construct the outer world as the “stage” necessary for developing ourselves through our own mental projection. Whatever image we form of ourselves forms the basis for self-expression and defines “who we are” and what our life is about. The image we form of ourselves becomes the main character in our life story. It sets the stage necessary for experiencing ourselves through our own idea about ourselves. We project reality as a means of organizing it into a personal theme that allows a certain type of experience, and then we “absorb” our experience and convert it back into memory. Our accumulated memories form the basis for producing consistent experiences that we then use as the means for shaping and fashioning ourselves. What it all really comes down to is whether or not we’re engaging in this process of self-creation unconsciously through purely natural and automatic means, or consciously in a self-aware and deliberate way. Are we locked inside of our own unconscious perception and unaware that we can direct it, or are we consciously assuming the role in being the one who’s writing our life story and directing our own movie? What role and position in the greater picture are we playing with full awareness and in an intentional and precise manner?
This idea is communicated in the saying “as within, so without”, and that the only way to change the outer is by changing the inner. That nothing changes until you do. In order to change your life you have to start by changing your mind about it. This also forms the basis for why “reality” is commonly referred to as an “illusion” in spiritual doctrine and considered a product of our imagination. The outer world is shaped by our perception of it as a “reflection” of our hidden (inner and semi-unconscious) nature. All outer awareness comes as a projection formed out of our inner nature. Our perception of others is really a perception of ourselves in them. We only “see” and respond to in others what exists in us as a correlation. We shape everything else to be of the same nature and likeness as we are. We alter the “appearance” of reality through our perception of it.
In quantum physics this same idea is expressed by the fact that the mind of the individual influences how reality “appears” to them, and that the experimenter influences the outcome of the experiment, because the outcome is being “produced” by the mind perceiving it. This principle is also realized through the fact that light (the stuff of matter) exists simultaneously as both a particle (personal existence) and a wave (universal existence), and “pops in and out of existence”; and the Principle of Entanglement, which basically states that any particles that are “born together” (one comes as the regeneration of the other) or “fused energetically” as the “same state” (married), continue to function “as one” no matter how far apart in space (waveform) they appear to be. Change the properties of one by simply setting up an experiment to “measure it”, and it spontaneously changes the state of the other one. By simply “observing” one particle with an intention in mind, changes its state to match the intention, and the other one that’s polarized with it, no matter how far apart it is in space and time, changes in exactly the same manner (opposite spin) at exactly the same moment. Our inner model is what’s producing our perception of that same idea (thematic pattern) on a larger and more complex scale.
The most prevalent misconception formed in trying to understand the nature of the soul, comes by viewing it as being the body and personality of the body. The soul isn’t the body as a “person”, located in a particular place and time, confined to live within a specific set of circumstances, it’s the “nature and character” of the “mind” that’s carried forth from one incarnation to another. We all have what you might think of as “two natures”. A lower, animal nature formed as our body, and a higher one that’s divine and creative in nature, both of which combine into one, forming our “character”. Our higher, conscious mind acts to project itself as an “archetypal being” into the lower plane of the material realm as a part of the subconscious mind, inherent in all of Nature, which is what we can think of as our “material mind” that acts to form what we perceive as a material reality. It then combines with its own lower mind as a means of expressing through the 3-dimensional material construct formed as a means of “experiencing” itself. As we form experiences of our “self” through the reality we act to create, we come to know ourselves through our own experiences, and we shape our character by how we associate with our own creation.
Our lower subconscious mind, formed as our physical (animal) body, is primarily emotionally driven and instinctual in nature, and acts on impulses to fulfill perceived needs of survival and generation, and forms “imaginary realities” out of its emotional states in place of what exists fundamentally as an objective and neutral reality. Our conscious mind is creative, rational, self-aware, and creates reality by turning thoughts into “material forms” in the imagination. This is the aspect of our mind that has the power to judge, evaluate, discriminate, reason, and make calculated decisions based on our own thought processes. Our conscious mind can internally generate its own emotions, which arise naturally in relation to how ideas are formed the imagination, while also having the tendency to be “run” by the very emotions it acts to generate. When the two minds combine, our higher abilities tend to be governed by the emotional delusions formed by our subconscious, and thought is used to not only construct the world of our emotions, but also as the means of validating them through reasoning.
Our Personality and Identity
Our lower nature forms what we call our personality, which comes in a completely unconscious and natural way through the dynamics we were trained to as a part of our formative conditioning, and our higher nature forms our identity, which comes by how we “see” ourselves in relation to others and our life situation and what roles we naturally take on as a result. While these two are compatible in the sense that each one systematically evolves out of the other as an interdependent unit, when we allow our lower emotional nature to run us, we fail to recognize a higher part of ourselves nested deep within, and we mistakenly build our identity out of our material existence.
We develop our character by always playing out emotional dramas that are fantasies oriented towards acquiring material possessions and status of some kind, and develop our character primarily out of a selfish, self-absorbed mindset. We become like an animal and lower being consumed by our own emotional dramas, made heart-sick with fear and anxiety, and ultimately condemn our soul to a life where we unconsciously self-administer our own pain and suffering. We literally shape our character to be an unconscious being manipulated constantly by outside forces inherent in our life situation, rather than using it as the means for consciously creating ourselves by actively directing our own higher mind of thought in how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
A Prolonged Case of Mistaken Identity
Mankind suffers from a fundamental case of mistaken identity where we shape ourselves out of our lower nature. We don’t realize we are a dual, multidimensional being capable of directing our own lower, subconscious mind in using our body and physical circumstances to experience ourselves in whatever way we choose to. We “become” who we are through how we create experiences of ourselves. Many don’t even realize that they are the ones creating their own experiences through internal processes. When we create out of an unconscious state, we don’t comprehend how it is we’re shaping ourselves by what qualities and character traits we’re utilizing in a consistent manner to not only construct our reality through our perception of it, but also maintain and direct how it continues to unfold.
Once an illusion is built and set in motion, we exist in the center of it as a direct experience of ourselves “as” that reality, and don’t know to get out of it, because we don’t realize we’re the one creating it. We’re always acting “on ourselves” to shape ourselves through an interaction of outer forces set in motion by inner forces of the same kind and type. We imagine life as happening to us by outside forces beyond our ability to influence or direct them. Because we’re “experiencing it”, it seems real to us, and we don’t realize we’re the one forming it by how we’re thinking about it and perceiving it through a predominantly emotional state. We get caught up and hopelessly lost in our own unconscious delusion.
In many cases, everything becomes a doggy-dog world where you’re always struggling just to survive and try to somehow be alright with everything that’s happening around you. Surviving and maintaining some form of security and safety becomes your most basic concern and trying to maintain this becomes your constant life’s work. All the while, without directly realizing it, you’re using certain parts of your character and personality consistently, and as you use it to maneuver and experience reality, you develop it into a strength. When you’re driven in the most basic sense by “fear and stress” of some kind, you develop whatever parts of your character are correlated with it and brought out in response to it as a means of trying to work with it. Outside pressures act to stimulate and call forth corresponding inner qualities of the same nature, and together, form how we experience ourselves through the drama that naturally ensues out of them.
Because this is all happening at the subtle, semi-unconscious level of partial awareness, you start compromising yourself through a process of negotiating your character in whatever way you deem necessary to establish safety and control and be alright. The more difficult or intense the situation is, the more willing you become in compromising your own integrity. As you’re pressured in some way, you start moving past previous rules you set for yourself as standards, and you begin rehashing things. The thought of losing whatever it is you’ve built your identity out of, causes extreme grief and deep feelings of insecurity that consumes you with a deep and pervading feeling of anxiety that seems almost unbearable. Most people, when pushed to the end of their ability to cope, will collapse with mental fatigue, and sell their soul to whatever force is threatening to take them out. This is the adage of “selling your soul to the devil”. The devil is the archetype also known as the “tempter who tests us”.
When we build our “identity” out of our physical existence and personality, which is what the higher soul is, and the thought of losing the very thing we “made ourselves out of”, represents a form of “death” of our “self”. This phenomenon is what’s referred to as the death of the ego, which, like all things born out of and sustained through a purely physical existence, is a misnomer, because the identity we form of ourselves as our physical reality, always “dies” with the body it was designed to sustain. All things of a material nature, no matter how solid and stable they seem, are temporary in nature, which means they are subject to a life and death process. The only thing that remains intact after death, is the memory we form of ourselves attained through our experiences formed while in a physical existence. We “shape ourselves” as our character (archetypal nature) through how we experience ourselves through our own mental construct. It’s our character and “who we are” as a person, regardless of what our life conditions and circumstances are, that’s eternal, because it’s our “internal nature” as our own creation of ourselves, that’s eternal in nature, and transcends the body at death as “memory of ourselves”.
This idea is represented symbolically by the concept of “gold” as being “pure” in nature, free of contamination by other minerals, while also being malleable, and able to combine with “ordinary minerals” as an amalgamation. As gold is melted and combined with other metals, they’re fused together as the same thing, fixing and strengthening the gold making it hard and rigid, yet, when heated, the gold separates from the stone it was hewn to, and returns to a state of purity, free of the properties inherent in the minerals it was bonded with. Gold, in this case, symbolizes the higher soul of the conscious and creative mind, that’s comprised of “archetypes” that make up it’s constitution as its character. Whatever traits we actively develop by how we move through our life experiences, whether unconsciously without realizing what we’re doing while in the process of doing it, or consciously by realizing and choosing our actions, we shape and evolve ourselves accordingly.
When we shape our higher consciousness out of our lower, physical nature by building our identity out of it, we literally “bond ourselves” to it in mind and spirit. This means that we only “know who we are” when in physical manifestation of some kind, and when we die, which means our body and life situation dies, we (our soul) have to incarnate back into another body and similar life situation in order to “know” itself. Whatever we use to create ourselves as an ongoing and continuous experience of ourselves, we bond our soul (memory) and spirit (archetypal nature) to. Our higher, creative mind becomes a slave to our lower, instinctual nature, and we become like an animal, driven by the delusions formed out of emotional impulses and instinctual drives. Once we realize that we are the one creating how we experience the events of our life, and we begin identifying with our higher self as our conscious (self-aware) mind, and we shape our archetypal nature in a deliberate manner, we likewise form our “self” out of a higher, and much more dynamic way of being.
It’s only our archetypal nature as our character, and how we develop it through our life circumstances and situations by “who” and “how” we become, that’s eternal in nature and ultimately determines our soul’s destiny. However it is we develop ourselves through what we experience as “one life”, which is a cycle of growth and development, becomes the basis for the next life, because its only our character as our internal nature that survives the death of our body and remains intact as an invisible field of organized information (memory) that vibrates with our soul’s frequency. This field of living energy is organized as a formula of archetypal qualities that shape the characteristics of the material world as an “outer image of itself”. In the same way we develop our character through our life situations, we also shape our life situations according to our character. This is because one is acting to order and construct the other, and together, as an amalgamation, they act to set up the material circumstances that bring correlated experiences. The material world is always being structured by invisible forces, which also animates it with the activity it takes on. Attributes and qualities form characteristics which determine the shape something takes on and how it functions. Our higher soul makes our material reality as the means of using it as a vehicle and instrument for “knowing itself” through the direct experience of its own mental construct.
The Archetypal Nature of our Character
This idea appears very elusive because we tend to perceive ourselves as just being our physical body, rather than as we exist from a higher level of consciousness as the “whole reality” in which we live and experience ourselves as being a part of it. We don’t grasp the fact that our reality is being shaped by our mind as the equivalent correspondence of our character. Just as we shape ourselves through our outer world, we’re also shaping the world that reflects back to us our own mental nature, where they combine as an amalgamation to form a “singularity” as an “experience”. Our mind is an invisible field of intelligent forces combined in different degrees, measure, and potencies, forming a vibratory frequency. This frequency, which is unique to us as our state of being, is simultaneously shaping both our inner and outer reality to be a direct reflection of each other on smaller and larger scales. Our character determines the nature of the story we naturally act to tell, which can only be told congruently through the proper stage and setting. If we’ve shaped our character out of a consistent feeling of fear, we simultaneously project and perceive the reality of our fear, while developing all the traits called forth naturally in response to our fear. This way, we come to “know ourselves” through and as the reality formed out of expressing those traits.
Our higher soul of our conscious mind exists as a form of “archetypal matrix” or formula of qualities and character traits, which automatically form our reality as a construct of light, which we then “enter (project) into” as what we refer to as the “lower material plane” of the subconscious mind. The lower plane of physical reality is being projected downward as a unified construct, where once we enter into it as a part of it, we become “unconscious” of the fact that we’re actually the one creating it as a way of “experiencing ourselves” and coming to “know ourselves” through our experiences. While we’re “in it” as a fundamental part of it, having a direct experience of it through an unconscious state, we lose awareness of also being outside and above it, being the one who’s also orchestrating it as a means of knowing ourselves through our own creation. The material world of formation is also what’s referred to in Esoteric texts as the plane of “knowledge of good and evil”, and we only acquire “knowledge of ourselves” through “experience” that breeds understanding.
The Illusion of Life and Death
Another fundamental illusion formed as a paradox we’re always engaged in is our perception of what we call life and death, and what it means to be both mortal and immortal. While we refer to our material reality as being “life”, upon closer examination formed from a different perspective, we come to realize that this is death, because as soon as we’re born into a physical existence, we are simultaneously destined to die. Life also assumes death as a “cycle” of growth and development. As we enter a material world formed as a cycle of time, or lifetime, where the time we spend here is temporary, and ends when our soul departs from our physical body, causing it to die. We experience our temporary reality in a fundamentally fixed and stationary manner, where change usually only comes over a long period of time as a limited movement based on “internal development”, which, when looked at in light of what’s actually happening, is “dead” and often void of actually living.
Our higher soul, which is our mind, is a living field of intelligence forces that not only shapes our body and outer world while also inhabiting it, but is what also congeals, regenerates, and holds our material essence together as a single unit. When our soul separates and departs from our body, it’s no longer alive and held together by energetic tensions, and begins disintegrating. It falls apart and returns to the mineral kingdom it was formed out of. The only “life” the body or any part of our natural world has, comes from the soul organizing and animating it. The molecular structure of our body in constantly being regenerated by our soul through “life and death processes” where it “recreates it” through “memory” of itself. This is because only the higher soul is “creative” and able to construct reality as an outer projection or mirror image of its mental paradigm.
It’s the natural forces operating as a field of organized information at work in shaping, vitalizing, holding together, and consistently reconstructing its own image of itself. It’s only this higher aspect of ourselves as our soul’s memory and constitution that transcends the physical world when the body dies that’s actually “alive”. Its what orders, assimilates, metabolizes, and animates its own material construct (which comes as a reflection of its own inner thoughts) as a way of knowing itself through a direct experience of itself. The soul is eternal as “life itself” and what “brings life” to all things. It lives eternally “outside” the “illusion of time”, because “time” is created through the “space” formed as a 3-dimensional material (light) construct. As we form dimension through the movement of conscious energy between polarized aspects of itself (vibration), we also create time as the time it takes to move from one place to another within that construct. As soon as the spatial form ceases to exist, so does “time”. Time is only relevant to the material world.
The Principle of Creation
All of what we call universal principles exist in every aspect of what we perceive as “reality”, and operate in a consistent manner as the fundamental process of creation. This means that the same processes that occur at the microscopic level are also taking place at the cosmic level. This isn’t referring to the “material formation” itself, but to the invisible forces that shape and animate the material formations. Just as our spirit constantly regenerates our body out of memory, causing us to go through a life cycle where we’re born a baby, then steadily grow to maturity until we hit a high point and then begin declining until we die, we’re simultaneously reshaping our material world in the same way through the same process of self-regeneration.
While we can have a tendency to believe that others and the world around us exist independent of us as a stationary idea that has nothing to do with us, upon closer examination of our own psychological processes, we may discover this isn’t at all true. We’re only capable of knowing reality through our perception of it. Our perception is formed out of the model of our mind, called our paradigm. Our paradigm can be thought of as a dynamic series of “mental filters” that all work together to form the “lens” we look through to perceive the outer world. Each filter is produced by our values, beliefs, preferences, attitude, and memories, which act to sift through and separate out (order) only certain parts of what exists as a greater whole, and reconstruct (organize) the selected parts so they reflect back to us our model of the world. As we perceive another person, we only “see in them” the same attributes and qualities that we ourselves possess, and we remake them to resemble us as a way of experiencing them. We experience everything by how we reshape it by building it into our own mental model as a natural part of our outer world. We only see outside of us what also exists inside of us, because our perception operates through a filtering system that’s only capable of experiencing the outer world as a reflection of ourselves.
Our outer world only changes and evolves to broader and more complex ideas as we also grow and incorporate new ideas into our mental model, evolving it, where our character is modified accordingly. As we grow and develop in new ways, our perception of others and reality itself grows in the same way as a regenerative process. It’s not just our body that’s being regenerated unconsciously on a moment by moment basis, it’s also our entire physical reality, because it’s all being formed by the “same mind” operating on different levels and scales simultaneously. This is what the term “projection” is referring to. We’re always reshaping our outer world as a reflection of our inner thoughts, allowing us to see and know ourselves as an experience of ourselves produced on different scales simultaneously. This idea is represented by the symbol of the equilateral triangle, where there are opposing points on the same level of the base line, which combine in equal proportions to form a single point on a higher level as a “coherent state”. Each line that connects them all into a single form is not only of the same measurement, but also of the same angle, which is 60 degrees, and together form the famous “666”, given the title of the “mark of the beast”, which when added together and formed into a single digit become “9”. Nine is the number of man, and represents a “complete cycle”, formed out of three Triads or levels of the same mind.
The Law of Vibration and Polarity
This idea operates as a “frequency” formed out of the invisible field of the mind as an “organized field of coherent information”, that reconstructs the same formation on greater and smaller scales simultaneously, forming a single reality as equilibrium of opposites. The term equilibrium doesn’t indicate balance in terms of how it’s normally perceived, but rather as interaction and relationship of polar opposites in forming a single reality as a cohesion. This functions to create through a rudimentary process of resonance. A real easy way to understand how resonance works as what we can call the “organizing principle” that reconstructs itself as a holographic model on different levels at the same time, is by looking at a model of two string instruments that are tuned to the same frequency. If you take two guitars, and tune them using the same tuning device, and you set one across the room from the other, as you pluck the “C” note of one, it will act to vibrate the same C note on the other.
As it vibrates it, the sound produced by two C notes in harmony with each other amplifies and multiplies it. If we also used equipment designed to measure the other phenomena produced by the same sound, we would see that it also generates light and the color associated with the note as a correspondence, along with a geometrical pattern or symbolic formation. This same operation, formed out of a frequency as a dynamic orchestration of harmonic sound is how the mind works in only activating and bringing alive in everything around us only what matches our frequency, and organizes it into the same 3-dimensional model on the outer, greater level of the mind. What we act to vibrate occurs through our perception of it, while all the rest of the information inherent as possibilities for constructing reality, like the remaining notes on the guitar, remain latent in an inactive state. We only “see” in everything else what matches us, and we reshape the selected bits of information to form a mirror image of ourselves on a larger scale. This is the process we use for constructing the “stage” through which we express ourselves through the “story” we’re always in the process of telling ourselves.
The Dyad as an Interference Pattern and the Holographic Nature of Reality
This same process is what’s described in quantum physics as an interference pattern, where a pattern as both a particle and a wave, interferes with itself as an interaction that amplifies some aspects while canceling out others, forming peaks and valleys as a “standing wave”. As we interact with the cosmic field of the greater whole, in which we exist as a unique formula of the same qualities and characteristics, we act on those same qualities in everything around us to bring them out in an active state, while everything that’s not a part of our mental paradigm, remains inactive and forms the background as a neutral state where the active parts express through the activity they take on. We create through a very fundamental process of “natural selection” formed out of an unconscious state, where we only abstract a very small amount of the information available to us, and use it to form a whole reality as a new possibility. What we call reality exists in a fundamental state of “probability” as latent potential, and is reformed by the individual mind through the very act of “perceiving it”.
All material substance exists simultaneously as both a particle and a wave. This idea is represented by the symbol of the Monad, which is also the symbol of the mind as an electromagnetic toroidal field of circulating energy, as a dot within a greater circle or 3-dimensional sphere. The dot is the center out of which the sphere is projected as an electric pulsation, which then reverses polarity, becoming magnetic, and absorbs its own energetic construct, assimilating and concentrating it back into the center from whence it was formed. Both the inner and outer are formed as a “coherent state” that regenerates itself to form a duplicate, much like the cells of our body do through the process of mitosis, and then separates from itself to produce the perception of itself as another. It then interferes with itself as another, where some aspects are matched while others are contradicted and canceled out, differentiating in ways that recombine the same information to perform unique functions as a part of a greater whole. The parts that are matched become amplified and multiply, while the ones that aren’t activated remain dormant and form the backdrop within which the activated ones express through activity.
While we can say that we have an individual mind, that makes us unique from others, at the greater level, we’re all apart of the same mind, which forms reality out of the same group of universal memory as archetypal attributes and qualities developed to different degrees, forming characteristics that determine how we form our unique version of the same overall reality. We’re the part and the whole simultaneously. You can only know the whole by how it exists in relationship with the part, and the part is always a reflection of the whole that forms and births it, and within which it has its life through correlated activities. This is how cells, which are always born as twins that are duplicates of each other in terms of containing the same fundamental information (DNA), switch some parts off while turning others on as a means of differentiating to play a specialized role and function in forming a greater whole. Every time we come into what seems like a new and novel situation, we only act to “turn on” what we resonate with, bringing out the same characteristic that we ourselves possess, while “turning off” everything else which then recedes to the background in an inactive state, and we reformulate the selected qualities into a new pattern that forms a natural part of an even greater reality, all of which are of the same “nature and likeness”.
This same process of passive and active components of the same thing function through the Law of Polarity. Vibration occurs as the spiraling movement of the same energy between two poles of an opposite and complementary nature that are set apart from each other, forming a “space-time continuum”. One pole is passive, the other active, and the energy that oscillates between them is the “same energy” as a “state of consciousness”. The active discharges and projects through space where it’s conceived by the passive component, making it active. It then reverses polarity because what was active is now passive and what was passive is now active, and the active aspect is discharged again towards the now passive pole, bringing it alive with activity. This movement between opposite poles that are complementary aspects of each other produce “heat” as friction, which generates light, making the pattern inherent in it perceivable as a 3-dimensional, holographic model. The “light matrix” formed “illuminates the idea” in the otherwise invisible space, in which its formed and held in place.
An electromagnetic pulsation doesn’t flow as a straight line from one point to another and then back again, but moves as a “standing wave” that functions at right angels with itself (90 degrees) in a manner that resembles butterfly wings, which also reverse as they propagate through space to form what resembles a cube-like formation as a 3-dimensional shape. In Esoteric texts, as well as modern science, the material world of matter is represented as a “cube”, in what science calls the “4 states of matter”, which is describing 4 phases or stages of development, initiated and set in motion by a 5th, invisible and mysterious force, called the “ether”, which is also the element of the “mind”. All of what we perceive as reality is constructed and maintained through a relationship of complementary opposites that “stimulate each other” into “existence” as a larger dynamic whole. This larger whole is formed out of the relationship formed by the different aspects of our mind as our conscious and subconscious, which perform different functions in producing a greater whole as a relationship formed with ourselves on different levels and scales of existence.
Energetic Entanglement and Superposition
We’re always acting to construct and maintain our “self” as a whole reality, where we’re located within it at the center of it as a means of experiencing ourselves through it. What we perceive as an inner and outer are actually polar opposites of the same energetic construct that exists in a coherent state. Each aspect of the same greater whole acts on the other to stimulate it into existence as an active expression. We (as a higher soul) exist both as a particle and wave at the same time. We’re both local and nonlocal, where we’re located at the center of our greater self as a holographic matrix of vibrating light formed through a coherent state, where we exist simultaneously as both the part and the whole.
Time and space are an illusion formed by existing both inside and outside of our own mental construct. Everything comes into “existence” as “twins” that are mirror images of each other and are of the same state as a vibratory frequency. Every vibration has both a pattern inherent in it and a self-assembling mechanism that constructs a light-body as a holographic image. This means they are different parts and functions of the same pattern as a holographic model, and remain “energetically entangled” (as one state) no matter how far apart they “appear” to be in space and time. Space and time are interdependent, where time evolves out of space, and vice versa, because as we move through space, we experience it as time passing. One automatically forms the experience of the other.
No matter how far apart twin aspects appear to be, if you influence or change the state of “one” through an interaction of some kind, the other instantaneously changes in the exact same way as a reverse spin (mirror image). There’s no way to meaningfully distinguish them as being separate things. This is the same principle working between what we perceive as being an inner and outer world, where they’re actually the same thing as a mirror image of each other and act “on each other” to stimulate each other into existence as a fundamental part of the “same reality” out of which we form a “unified experience”. This interaction doesn’t come through a “material pathway” as a form of “communication” between two points in the space time continuum, but happens instantaneously at exactly the same moment.
This same principle of polar opposites existing as a single unit operates between what we also call higher and lower planes, marked by different levels of consciousness, where the higher forms a wave on the lower, and the particle exists within the wave as a part of it. The same holographic model as a frequency that constructs a light-body as what we can think of as “outer garments” that reveal the shape formed by its intrinsic characteristics through the relationship it forms with itself, takes place between parallel planes of the same overall dimension. All material formations are caused by an invisible field of energetic stresses that form a kind of “lattice of tensions” that act to generate light while also organizing it into a functioning coherent system. We are all multidimensional beings that exist simultaneously as an invisible field of intelligence forces and the material construct formed by that field. We exist as both our mind and body at the same time, joined together forming a “vehicle for expressing through as a means of attaining experiences of ourselves”. We exist in two places, so to speak, at the same time. Both as an inner self and a greater outer reality in which we use our physical body to express through as a life-experience, and as a spirit that’s invisible and visible at the same time. We’re located within our own space-time construct going through an experience, and non-local from outside of it witnessing it from a detached perspective while orchestrating the dynamic series of events that play out in what seems like a linear timeline from point A to point B.
When we complete one cycle of time, and die in terms of our physical existence, we absorb and assimilate all of our life experiences born out of how we developed and evolved our character, forming the memory as a holographic frequency that forms the basis for our next incarnation as a continuous process of growth and self-actualization. We move between different planes of existence produced out of our own archetypal make-up as a kind of “formula” comprised of qualities and attributes that give our world the characteristics and natural behaviors that spontaneously ensue from it as a natural form of self-expression. We both construct our reality as the stage necessary for us to express through an ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling by living it, and as a means of developing our character through our own self-generated experiences. As we form our experiences, we translate them into memory, which becomes the basis for generating more and more of the same type of experiences. We don’