EsoBites: Neo-Esotericism and Deep Rosicrucian Analyses (3)
October 28, 2016
The Hidden Paths of Non-Seeking and Non-Enlightenment (3)
As you read onward, I caution you that the ‘unenlightenment’ concepts I am going to share with you are utterly impossible to explicitly describe in words or symbols. The reason being that we are not dealing directly with existence per se, rather, we are dealing with a methodology based upon observing manifest existence from a ‘third perspective.’ Allow me to explain in more detail, for without such explanation the Curious Law of the Strange Mirror will be incomprehensible.
As, we discussed before, the law of polarity or duality appears to hold in the material and psychic worlds, that is, opposites exist and interact with each other to form new patterns. The reason being that our observations are limited to sequential events happening temporally in space. Why? Because the spacetime our minds and bodies are embedded within is observationally two-dimensional –one temporal dimension transformed into space lengths (by multiplying orthogonal time by the speed of light) and one spatial dimension (the fact that space possesses three orthogonal axes is not relevant at the moment). Although, not dealt with herein, our observational spacetime is not that of Newton, but of Special Relativity Theory.
However, we learned earlier that all spatiotemporal events require three, not two, forces so to manifest a new happening. I called this the Law of the Tetrahedron. Immediately, we note that the Law of the Tetrahedron possesses another dimension so to observe events happening in the world, material or psychic. While, we use a third orthogonal spatial axis to draw an image, curiously, the new dimension is orthogonal (perched at right angles) to space and time. However, the new dimension is not spatial, but is temporal, or time-related.
In other words, if we ignore the spatial dimensions for the moment, we represent the two temporal axes as a right angle on a plain sheet of paper. The missing spatial dimensions would extend out into the space above the paper.
If we reduce the three spatial dimensions into a single parameter, we can draw the three axes by extending them outward from a common origin (three-dimensional coordinate representations are found in any algebra book or online by searching for Cartesian Coordinate Systems). Let us make such a drawing now.
I want you to label the axis pointing up toward the top of the paper-Eternity; the axis pointing to the right edge of the paper and making a right angle with the Eternity Axis–Time; and the last axis pointing out at you and forming right angles with the first two axes–Space. Got it?
Imagine that you are a two-dimensional creature living on the flat area between the Space and Time Axes. What do you see? You see things happening in a sequential manner and at specific points in space. Nothing more.
Suppose you are a three-dimensional creature and may gaze down upon the flat plane of spacetime, what will you see? Much more, why? The reason being that the Eternity Axis allows one to look down and see that overlaid upon the primary Time Axis are a myriad of other time axes. By observing from Eternity, you see that even though time flows ahead in one direction, events actually ‘hop’ from one time line to another as the clock dost count ahead. Curiously, whenever an observation is made in two space, a different time line has dipped down into it so to replace the previous one–all happening without any knowledge of the two-dimensional observers.
The main point of the exercise was to show that happenings in our observable universe are NEVER seen in their fullness.
Now, I want you to draw a tetrahedron upon your paper and label the points separately with these words: thesis, antithesis, orthothesis, and synthesis. In philosophy, thesis, antithesis, and synthesis form a planar analytical triangle where: thesis refers to the beginning proposition, antithesis refers to a negation of the thesis, and synthesis is the third point which will reconcile the opposites so to form new proposition (point of a tetrahedron). This method of analysis is known as dialectic.
While, such tetrahedrons are useful for discussion of the Existing World, they cannot be used for metaphysical discussions. For all metaphysical discussions must include a new perspective, the perspective of Non-Existence. This analytical figure can be imagined as a pentahedron composed of four forces, or observational points. The missing dimension relates to ‘things’ which are nonobservables in our existential world.
If we ignore the new proposition, we can draw a tetrahedron with points labeled as thesis, antithesis, orthothesis, and synthesis. In this tetrahedron, Existence is the thesis, Anti-Existence is the antithesis, Non-Existence is the orthothesis, and the reconciling force or concept remains synthesis.
When, we use the term ‘Non-Existence’ in contemplating God, we are not referring to the catholic methods of either via positive or via negative to describe God. Such cannot work as both methods are existential concepts, comprising a ‘thesis / anti-thesis pair.’
What I have presented is extremely difficult to fully encompass so to come to even a simple understanding. I am sorry, but I know of no easier way. But, if you work so to manifest a partial understanding, you will have a seed so to understand the Curious Law of the Strange Mirror, which we will learn about tomorrow.
These lessons are offered to all, but few are ready. Non-Enlightenment and Non-Seeking are the headiest and most difficult of esoteric studies and are coming into the world at this time by necessity and the absolute terror of the human-earth situation. Gurdjieff and the Sarmoung Brotherhood hinted at such in the early 20th century, but, it enters into the 21st century as a new teaching.