A is for Alien: The soul is the alien element that is the beginning of all familiar things. The soul comes out of the ultimate past and continues into the ultimate future. The soul is the only remnant of countless universes that have faded from existence through endless time. The soul fades in and out in sleep and wakefulness, in life and death. It is forever differentiating, forever separating, forever becoming something new. Its familiarity is an illusion. Its attachment to objective form is but a passing dream. In its true identity, it is the alien root that recreates the world and destroys the familiar to free the future from the prison of its past. In its true identity, it is simple primeval time. It is the subjective foundation out of which all things in derived objective time are woven. This is the truth expressed when the wise deny that the soul is a self and call it the Buddha that is released into Nirvana. The soul is that which forever penetrates reality so that the objective may be broken and refined as subjective infinite transcendence, the void that recreates all things. My death in this life, my sleep and dreams, allow the infinite to penetrate my finite attachment and set it free. Only the alien can expand the familiar. Only death can set life free. Only sleep can extend the actual into the possible. Without the soul, the objective world is a explosion of atomic form and mathematical potential that is empty. B is for Basis: The soul gives form a basis by giving it subjectivity, by giving feeling to motion and mind to structure. The soul is the mysterious basis that is fully known only by its creativity, never by its creation. The creative soul is never trapped by its creation, is always more. The soul enticed by the finite generates a hell from which it never gets free. I should not fear death anymore than sleep. I shall wake again from death just as I wake from sleep. Death is the sleep that renews the creativity of my soul just as sleep renews the creativity of the body. Death destroys the individual that is compounded of soul and body so that it may renew the transcendence that allows the individual attachments of the soul to draw back into the creative boundless that regenerates their basis and extends their deepest roots. The infinite entering the infinitesimal provides the basis of the creative subjectivity that generates all things. This is the logos of my soul, the buddhamind that endlessly expands into Nirvana. It has taken an eternity for the infinite to expand through me to the point that I am able to attach to human form. My astrological nativity and my attachment to my body are the basis for my emergence in the objective world. Death is the basis of the freedom through which that attachment may be transcended. C is for Consciousness: When I am conscious, the infinite enters the infinitesimal in order to manifest as the finite circle of my awareness. I become an individual in which my subjective inside is united to by objective outside through the vehicle of my personal consciousness. When I sleep, the infinite withdraws from the infinitesimal and the infinitesimal is pulled by this withdrawal into the world of associations that is the collective unconscious. This withdrawal, that takes place during sleep, binds me to the larger system that generates the visible world. When I die, when I meditate, when I dream, I withdraw my focus from this world. I become an alien entity capable of stretching the existing system and breaking it into the transcendent realm. I become the infinitesimal stretched by the infinite till it penetrates the finite and shatters it into something more. My relationship to the infinite is that of a needle that punctures it, of an alien portion that has gone off on its own and drawn everything else behind it into something utterly new. I am always becoming something different. My soul is the point that creates my world. I can focus my consciousness on obtaining more pleasure and power for myself in the world or I can focus my consciousness on extending virtue into transcendent possibility. I can create new heavens or new hells by the free action of my soul as the essential creative spirit that generates the world of my experience. My consciousness ties the visible to its inner source. D is for Determinate: The finite world appears to be utterly determined in its nature by the finite systems that create it. No element of freedom is apparent in the world of measurement and scientific hypothesis. A larger system of determination is revealed in the astrological patterns of events. Astrology could not have its predictive power without the operation of a creative relationship between the subjective as creative spirit and the collective unconscious as its agent of creation. This astrological system is the wheel of birth and death ruled by Karma acting through the Dharma order. It is the soul as Atman, as the Jiva that turns the wheel. The larger order that generates this relationship is a manifestation of the transcendent Brahman. The creative rebuilding of this system, the opening of this ancient fate into new freedom is the Nirvana discovered by the Buddhamind, generated as the Jiva penetrates the old Dharma and the old Karma in pursuit of the boundless beyond. The world I am in, and the associations of the world I am in, reflect the attachments of my previous lives, reflect the beliefs and actions that make up my Karma. The attachments that I make during sleep are reflections of the attachments I make in wakefulness. These attachments are the basis for the future that I generate out of my past and for the next incarnation that will reattach me to the finite following my death. My creativity is the hidden source of the visible, the essential element in determining the future. E is for Emergence: What emerges is only a shadow, a surface expression. The finite is never the source, always the product of the infinite and the infinitesimal. The infinite is the obvious mother of the finite. However, the infinitesimal is the hidden parent that supplies the seed from which all emergent form and process are derived. Without the soul there would be nothing. Without primal time there could be no relative time and space. Without the subjective, the objective would by empty form. The finite cannot create because it is too crude. The finite has no power to receive the infinite, when it does receive it the finite is ground back to the infinitesimal from which it comes. The interaction of the infinitesimal and the infinite is the basis of the logos that makes all things. Only through an eternity of time can the infinitesimal extend the finite enough to allow it to reach out into the infinite little by little. The soul is the source of this evolution. It generates the expansion of the finite that provides the energy to drive the movement toward entropy that is the source of the evolution of energy dissipative organization in the finite world. Yet, this evolution is only a surface evolution. The deeper evolution comes from within, where the infinitesimal receives the infinite and the infinite gives it the power to endlessly expand the finite into the boundless. This subjective reality provides the hidden basis for the emergent objective reality. F is for Finite: The finite appears to be the source of this cosmology. Science tells us that the measurable has its origins in the measurable. Science explains the creation of the finite through the finite. Science explains consciousness with finite structures and processes. The infinitesimal subjective is explained as the shadow cast within by the finite forms science has measured without. No element of myth or fantasy is admitted in the development of this picture. The infinite never is allow to enter except where its is cut down to large, but still finite size. Yet it is the infinitesimal and its dance through the infinite that is the true author of these finite shadows. Astrology offers us a glimpse of the infinite extension of these shadows into the boundless where the soul and the ultimate generate the subjective magic that is the true source of all objective things. The soul is an infinitesimal center that penetrates the infinite with the needle of its subjectivity. It is the apex of the pyramid of being that represents its world. It is the beginning point of the endless process that generates space and complex time from the associations built up around the simple time of the soul. The soul is the source of the finite. My soul is the essence of what I am. This essence is reflected in the world about me. My body is only my current point of attachment. The environment associated with my body reflects the previous attachments of my soul. G is for Genesis: I appear to be something generated by my body. I appear to be something made by the world. I appear to be something mortal. My character appears to be determined by my environment, my education, my genes, my physiological makeup, and the geographic and economic conditions of my origin. My subjective states appear to be shadows generated by my neurological processes, shadows cast into the world of behaviors produced by the processes of my brain. I appear totally mortal. My subjective life appears to be a shadow of my objective life cast into a phenomenological mirror that simply reflects the physical and biological worlds that produced me. Astrology shows other connections that only make sense when it is assumed that deeper patterns underlie the objective world that make it the shadow, the Maya, the dreamlike images cast by the subjective realm that is the true source of objective experience. My subjectivity is my true essence and my real source. It is eternal and endures in spite of the coming and going of sleep and wakefulness, life and death. Its finite focus contracts in sleep and death and expands in birth and wakefulness. My eternal existence is the explanation for the world I see. Through eternity my infinitesimal subjectivity expanded into the infinite until that subjectivity could support attachment to a finite circle of consciousness. H is for Hell: There is no need to search for immortality. My subjectivity (Jiva, Atman, Monad, Soul) is my immortality and my relationship to the world is the record of its eternity of activity (Karma) and its eternity of associations (Dharma). The world is the objective form that this eternity has created. My attachment to the world is the fruit of an eternal process. I am the creative source of that process at my subjective roots. What I create at my subjective core determines what I experience, the world I create, the associations I make, the place of attachment I seek in the collective unconscious system of the whole, the astrology of my fate. I determine whether that world, that creation, is to be heaven, purgatory, or hell. To the extent that I reach out toward virtue and toward transcendent wholeness, I reach toward Heaven. When I isolate in fear and hate, where I am greedy and seek only to improve my status in the objective world, then I create a purgatory, or even begin to dig myself a pit, a local fragment of eternity that gradually closes in to become a personal hell. I must release the impulse to know what this means. My knowledge would work through this body and brain and belong to this body and brain. But, this body must die. It is a composite made up of atoms, particles, quanta. Its being from within is made of infinitesimal atoms of here and now solipsism. Only these infinitesimals have true immortality. But, each is on its own unique mission. I is for Individual: The mission of the individual soul is not necessarily that of the body it indwells. The mission of the soul is necessarily mysterious and alien to the world. Perhaps, my soul has come back to this point of space-time out of eternity to experiment with the movement (of the soul, of the body, of the world, of the totality of all being) in a new direction of alternative existence. Perhaps, my soul is revisiting this creation to relearn some lesson that needs to be refined, perhaps the totality of existence is expanding itself in some new way that prevents its bondage to endless boredom, perhaps this is a new frontier of all being in which we see the order of things breaking out into something utterly new, perhaps all and none of these are true at once in ways utterly incomprehensible to three dimensional brains trying to comprehend and infinitely dimensional substrate of being and becoming. Perhaps the individual body is inhabited by billions of souls from within. Perhaps each individual soul is traveling its own unique road of creative becoming, linking utterly different and utterly distinct elements of the ultimate with both new levels of order and old levels of freedom. Perhaps we become trapped in the body and the body’s pleasures. Perhaps the individual souls loose contact with their unique missions and become trapped in the lust, the greed, the pleasure needs of the body as an individual organism, its desire for a immortality that is not possible in the world we currently experience. But, perhaps that is just the challenge they need to face. The cosmos is made new. J is for Jiva: The Jains call the soul the Jiva. They note that it can attach to any physical event, any physical form. There are Jiva in rocks and in the soil. The assumption that the Jiva in humans are spiritually superior to those in rocks or physical events is a prejudice. Knowledge may compromise freedom. Complexity may draw many souls together into a pleasure obtaining compact, a compact with the souls in the planets and the planetary systems that generates a “Karma,” a grand scheme of actions, and this may compromise the souls pure freedom. Poverty and simplicity of form and action may give the soul freedom and creative power that it may lack in more complex and apparently more important attachment bodies. The ancient belief that rocks, trees, rivers may possess “Kami,” may possess spirits, jiva, with peculiar creative and psychic powers may be correct. This is not something that could, necessarily, be tested by science because it would be a property of the being from within of the object and not of the being from without. This inner property might manifest itself, not in objects in the physical universe, but in its very progress as a whole through alternative quantum possibility. Thus, the effects may not manifest locally, but only globally. The timeline of each jiva’s progress through the world may trace a unique story. Each story may be alien to all others. Each soul may come from its own totally unique place and have its own totally alien message to convey. K is for Karma: Each soul, or group of souls, may have its own “Karma,” its own sequence of deeds and meanings, its own story, or Logos. The key to the meaning of life may be the discovery of that story, that logos, that avatarship, that inner Christ, inner Buddha, inner wisdom. The Karma of one Jiva may be alien to the karma of those it attaches to or it may be shared. Rather that feel self-pity, the person needs to discover the story that is being told by the roles its jiva have attached to. The Astrological Drama it is playing has meaning, has a story line, has a message, has a lesson. That lesson is a gift of the gods and their angels, a gift of the leading souls to those that follow them and attach with them. The person needs to discover the message, the logos, the story that his inner Buddha, his inner Christ is attempting to teach him/her. Attachments that seem meaningless, lives that seem meaningless always have a higher unseen meaning. The Dharma system, the principles that govern all things are always present. Nothing exists that is not a manifestation of these principles and that does not show forth the Dharma story, the dharma wisdom. Those that walk the Dhammapada, the dharma path, will eventually discover that logos, that Buddha, that Christ logos and its Sophia, its wisdom. Once, the meaning is clear, self-pity can change into gratitude. The soul can become a Kami, an angel, an avatar of gods, of principles, of divine wisdom. L is for Logos: Life is a search for the logos, the Christ, the Buddha, the higher story, the hidden wisdom, not the outer pleasure, the outer form. This is the meaning of the Christian emphasis on the war of the spirit and the flesh, of the hidden meaning and the outer form. The soul is look for Aslan the lion in the Narnia of its true heart, for the true Amber, the true Unicorn, for the Krishna, the Rama, the Athena, the hidden gods, Christ principles, Buddha principles, in the drama of its own being. Each soul generates its own novel in which it stars in a drama with unique potentials. Will that soul be saved or lost? Will its Aslan guide it to the Kami, the Buddha meaning, or will the flesh, the pleasure, the desire for status, will greed, lust, self-pity, fear, hate, animal passions overwhelm it and will it loose its way, trapped in some local spell, local witchcraft, local hell? This Christian, Hindu, Moslem, Greek, Confucian drama is being continually played on the theatre of each person’s unique astrology, unique life story, unique combination of unique inner jiva timelines, unique here and now being from within. The symbolism of the gospel of John is being played out among the jivas, the kami, the spirits that indwell the flesh of each person, within the person’s inner brain, inner heart. Life is all about the story, the Christmas of the inner heart, is hidden logos meaning. M is for Meaning: Materialistic philosophers use many arguments to demonstrate that there is nothing but the material world. But, quantum mechanics shows us that the material is not what it seems to be. Yes, science, the brain, brain function, culture completely explain the outer events that define consciousness. Yet, it’s meaning, its essence, is within, not without, and it is utterly different, utterly alien to the thing, the material things, described by science. The form of forms, the gestalt of gestalten shows the origins of the spirit, of the soul, in an area of existence utterly alien, utterly free from the finite, infinitely removed from the finite as the side of a square is from the infinitesimal side of a circle. The Christian approach to this meaning favored by the Lutheran theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg, is to view the ultimate God, and the ultimate state of being as a kingdom, a dominion of something in the ultimate future. Thus, the Christian faith would be fidelity to a purpose that would bring about the kingdom of the ultimate future and a resurrection of the assembly of atoms and souls that makes up the human person, but under ideal conditions, conditions utterly alien to the imperfect conditions of this world. Thus, Christianity becomes a pledge to this ideal hope, to this infinite future. The Christian soul becomes a messenger, an angel of this eternal Christmas of the heart, this logos of triumph of the infinite good. This deeper meaning emerges as a purpose, not a current fact. N stands for Nirvana: The Buddhist messages is that this logos, this story, cannot become fact as long as the soul is bound to the pleasures of the body, the greedy lustful and gluttonous wishes of the flesh. Buddha seeks a pure state of mind, the Nirvana that is the blowing out of the Kama, the desire based anger, greed, lust, pride full status seeking, etc. This allows the soul to become free enough from its attachments to choose the pure, the loving, the good, and the true, to follow the dharma path, the dhammapada. Attachment takes away the freedom of the soul. When the soul obtains objective knowledge, it attaches to an astrology, to a determined fate and to the world system that goes with that fate. Without factual knowledge, the soul is free in Nirvana, in Buddhamind. It has the magical power to attach to what ever universe it chooses or to remain free in the ultimate no-thing existential inexistence. The soul in this pure satva guna (as the Jains call this state) takes no action (rajas guna) and derives no attachments (tamas guna). It is pure creative becoming. It is primal creative power. It is the state of being that leads all other states of being. Buddhism teaches that right thoughts, actions, meditation, etc. is the correct path to this state. One attaches to principle rather than to expression. Rather than pleasure, one seeks joy, truth, sincerity, justice, charity, virtue, peace, forgiveness, wisdom, patience, generosity, love, faith. O is for Organization: We are prejudiced. We assume that the human level of organization is the highest level of organization. But, the soul must bind itself to other souls in order to obtain human form. It must bind itself to the complex brain functions and complex astrology of a human incarnation. The knowledge and awareness associated with human thought generate observations that bind quantum states rather than leaving them free. Souls at lower levels of attached organization may have greater freedom and greater creative power. Evidence collected for psychic powers when animals are connected to random number generators hooked to heaters that might keep them warm in a cold room indicate that simpler creatures such as insects may have more PK powers than humans. Maybe clay and rocks have even more creative, more psychic, more primal power. Maybe our human prejudice keeps us from the realization that simpler states of being may encourage higher and more enlightened states of consciousness that retain their primal freedom rather than sacrifice it by binding it to complex knowledge. Objective knowledge may give us security and physical pleasure, but it may also cause us to identify with physical states that are alien to the pure creativeness that is the true essence of our inner spirit. Thus, the spirits, the Kami, in trees ands rocks might indeed be more powerful. The spirits of ravens and bears might have qualities missing in humans. Animism, Shinto, may not be wrong after all. P is for Pleasure: Pleasure is what causes soul monads to attach to complex physical bodies. The pleasure may be associated with a kind of soul atom harmony that is induced when millions of infinitesimal soul atoms unite their infinitely long strands of time together at the point of their here and now centers in the induction of the observations that bind quantum events within the brains of complex creatures like humans. The problem is that these complexes isolate the soul from the larger whole that souls may complete in gangs in order to obtain bodies to attach to. Thus, astrology may represent a series of rivalries between souls coming from various resting points within the major planetary bodies of a solar system. This astrological event network may tie down a soul to a series of events and severely limit its freedom. The attachment may degenerate into a kind of hell in which suffering overwhelms pleasure and the trapped soul is unable to break free. But, knowledge of what is happening can only come through complex brain states, and these come at a severe price for the souls that attach to them. These forms of knowledge are temporary; they belong to the brain soul complex and are not the permanent property of the soul that participates in their generation. Thus, for a temporary flash of truth to which it attaches, the soul may pay in attachment to pain and bondage to the complex activities that generated that knowledge. Knowledge does not necessarily bring freedom to the soul that attaches to it. Q is for Quarters: In the end the soul is trapped within the larger system to which it belongs, the system of the four quarters, of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water (that is to say the realistic, experimental, classical, and post impressionist tempers, and their antithetical romantic, baroque, expressionistic, and impressionistic opposites: Steam, Ice, Wood, and Magma). The hot-cold (self-social), moist-dry (whole-part), stable- reactive (fixed-flux) polarity to which it belongs (vertices of the eight face buried octahedron) trap it in the endless cycles of being and becoming. The gods that are the mind of the evolving universe need the soul complexes to do their handiwork, to be their slaves and servants. The key is detachment from all but the highest, the most powerful virtue: pure beauty, harmony, joy, forgiveness, peace, wisdom, knowledge, truth, patience, practicality, energy, power, bliss, charity, trust, fidelity, order, enthusiasm, justice, concord, innocence, moderation, humility, etc. No virtue should exclude another. A congress of virtues is needed, joy and truth, knowledge and peace, beauty and wisdom, power and humility, moderation and enthusiasm, faith and adventure. To achieve knowledge, joy, power by themselves, at the expense of the congress of virtue, is to dishonor the exclusive virtue. This congress of virtue is the tissue of divine wisdom, the womb of the holy mother the good. R is for Resurrection: So the primal source of creation is the pure now of the infinitesimal monad of being from within that binds to other threads of time to bring quantum events into being through the thick time space resulting from the union of monads in complex emergence. Thus, the finite atoms of matter emerge from the creative freedom of the infinitesimal atoms of being from within energy as passion and form as primal existentially inexistent mind. But, just as in the material world the position and speed of the electrons of a an objective atom cannot be known at the same time, so knowledge of the possibilities of a infinitesimal atom precludes knowledge of its metaphysical condition. Factual ignorance, mystery, faith is necessary to preserve spiritual freedom. The alternative is bondage to the flesh, to the personal hell of the anger and suffering resulting from finite greed, lust, pride, grasping and attachment to the elements of a world of flux and no-self. In choosing subjective faith over objective fact, the soul commits to the Christ, Buddha, Mohammed prophet principle, to faith in the resurrection of the just, to the Heaven of joy and love and divine possibility. Fidelity to a sacred path, a Dhammapada, a Gospel story vision, a Koran, a Christmas, a Krishna in the Brindiban of the heart vision of reality, this faithfulness liberates us from the hell of bondage to the world, of bondage to an astrological fate, to the factual world of pride and greed. Resurrection is the hope of perfection of the composite emergent flesh. S is for Salvation: Salvation is the ultimate ideal in which all virtues are achieved within the divine holiness, the Holy Spirit, the Santa Sophia, holy wisdom that is the Logos story, the Buddhamind. This means the harmonious ordering of all the infinitesimal strands of time, not in the complex finite emergence that is the body of the flesh, but in the infinite harmony that is the perfection of all things. This deep harmony would perfect the shallow disharmony that is the flesh and resurrection from the mortal and the bound into the immortal and the free. The limited immortality of the soul atom would break out into the unlimited immortality of ultimate restoration and ultimate freedom. This is not possible within the objective world, but only in the deeper order that transcends the world. We have a choice between faith in this possibility and certainty of suffering in the limited reality we have achieved within the factual world. We have a choice between allegiance to our current status, or to ultimate possibility that frees us, offers us salvation from the inevitable suffering that comes from our greedy attachment to things that must age and die. This salvation is accomplished through the inner logos, the inner story, the inner myth, not through the outer fact. It is about inner fidelity not outer proof. Given the choice between holy myth and metaphysics, we choose holy myth. Outside of holy myth there is no salvation. Holy myth is one. There are not two myths. Only one Buddha word. T is for Temper: The metaphysical basis of reality lies in the simple classical temper. The simple timeline of the individual moving from fixed to flux gradually complexes with other timelines to generate collective space-time. The countermovement to this movement from fixed to flux and individual to collective, is the movement from the ultimate to the measurable. This in turn generates the subsidiary movements from self to social and whole to part resulting in a cube-octahedron-tetrahedron of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water (Realistic, Classical, Cubist, and Post-Impressionist tempers) tetrahedral faces and their counter tetrahedral vertices: Steam, Life, Ice, and Magma (Romantic, Expressionistic, Baroque, and Impressionistic tempers). But, since it represents the simple beginning, the Classical temper expanding into the Romantic temper through enlightenment and increasing freedom in the Impressionistic and Cubist tempers is the essential progression that generates all subsequent progressions. Magical idealism produces the fantasy and myth that allow the mind to dwell in the eternal Christmas of the heart. This magic should be inclusive of all idealistic myth and fantasy regardless of cultural origin. As the mind affirms the power of this magical realm, it must release its attachments to the greed and lust that bind it to the objective opposite. This objective world has a false solid feel. Yet, all tempers must be present, but with the magical and the ideal providing the leadership. U is for the Ultimate: The ultimate that is affirmed includes all tempers. But, realistic expression is now the reflection of the magical ideal. Virtue sets the mark to which all things must measure up. Dhamma rules the Dhammapada that we seek, a Buddha principle that transcends the world of flux and suffering and no-self, a Jesus logos that transcends the anger, envy, and lust of the flesh. The idealistic magic that affirms the world of material expression is the magic of an ecology of mind that affirms the communities of all living things and their non-living support systems, a natural communism and a natural aristocracy in which the individual part affirms the collective health of the whole. But, this does not require us to deny the principle of realism, the truth of natural selection, sociobiology, the evolving basis of life and society, the laws of thermodynamics that rule all natural chemistry. They are the is, the reality of the visible world. We do not deny this reality. But, the ideal we work for is the ultimate, ultimate, the gone utterly beyond, the nirvana ideal that is utterly beyond all grasping lust, greed, pride, and attachment to surface things. We dive to the depth of our inner resources rather than swim in the shallows and on the surfaces that deny this primal inner freedom and meaning. The tetrahedron of the Ideal, its Product, its Freedom, and its Recombination rules this triumphant ultimate. V is for Vertex: The symbol for the Ideal is Air, for Product is Earth, for Freedom is Fire, for Recombination is Water. The opposites of Fuel: these are Expression, Source, Order, and Analysis (or, Steam, Ice, and Magma). These are the eight vertices of a cube, faces of an octahedron, vertices and faces of a tetrahedron. These emerge from the six faces of the cube, six vertices of the octahedron, six edges of the tetrahedron: Hot against Cold, Moist against Dry, and Consistent against Inconsistent. Hot moisture is inconsistent Steam or consistent Air (the gasses consistently retain enough pressure and warmth to retain their moisture). Cold moisture is inconsistent as Water (it may melt or evaporate) or consistent as Ice (it is consistently cold enough not to melt). Dry cold things are consistent as Earth and inconsistent as Fuel. Fuel may become hot enough to ignite. Dry hot things are consistent as Magma (molten rock inside the earth) or inconsistent as Fire. Fire, Earth, Air, and Water are the four faces of the tetrahedron of vital tempers: Choleric, Melancholic, Sanguine, and Phlegmatic. In alchemy this would be Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus. If we substitute the polarity of light against dark for the polarity of hot against cold, the opposites of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water becomes Pottery (or Metal), Heaven (Sun), Life (or Dust), and Salt (crystals). Heaven is ruled by the Sun and Life by the Moon. Salt is ruled by Mercury, Pottery is planet Earth. W is for Wet: The moist, or wet, is ruled by Neptune. Uranus rules the light and Pluto the dark. The dry may be ruled by a planet beyond Pluto? It does not matter if this symbolism represents some kind of astrological reality or not. It is ancient wisdom that symbolizes the basic polarities of brain function that are rooted in the mathematical polarities of being itself. Furthermore, it is stupid to talk about space-time transcending human time and not to realize that this implies and infinite flux that makes the improbable probable. Our universe becomes an anthropic one, one that is more probable because it barely has the order necessary to maintain consciousness. Yet, this implies that there will more improbable universes present. Universes that have enough order to be organisms, god like beings in themselves, to feed on and organize less improbable universes like are own. It is not impossible that the equivalents of the gods exist as evolved superbeings within hyperspace that may act through the planets of this solar system to control the soul- foam of are quantum world because of possible effects on the control systems through which they maintain the balance of their own powers. Within infinity and eternity existence can become more complex than a coral reef. This is the cosmic wet that has nurtured us, a magic wet, not the false dry of Occam. X is for Xeric: Science likes as simple dry world, the world of the analytic face, of the crystals, the Salt of the mind. This is a xeric realm, a dry realm in which the dryness is governed by a rule called Occam’s razor, the need for explanations that represent the simplest possible explanation of the observed. But, the simplest possible explanation is the simple observer, is the Liebnitzian monad of the conscious now. This infinitesimal now as the basic unit of all time is the ultimate atomic being from within atom that yields a true atomism rooted in the eternal infinitesimal, not the mortal finite. This gives the simplest possible root that transcends the differences between subjective and objective and the pull and push of pleasure and pain. These are the being from within of the allurement basic to physics and chemistry. So mind is the indwelling of form and passion of energy. Suddenly our xeric landscape is watered by a panpsychic rain. What we tried to keep simple is opened up to an endless flux that can create the improbable in both the objective and subjective realms. Mythology becomes possibility because all aspects of being are open to the metaphysical changes at the root of all things. The xeric language of science, its barren realistic temper is a true reflection of the measurable realm. But, the measurable is hung within the immeasurable, the finite within the infinite, the realistic within the romantic and the magical. Y is for Yield: I need to yield my desire to know all, my desire to use this tetrahedron to find myself. I will find my self only at the expense of the mystery that nurtures my deeper reality. I need that mystery. It is my freedom. It is my salvation from the pride of status and claims of nobility and holiness. My soul needs to go naked into the universe of light and dark, of allurement and gravitation, of sun and moon. The important aristocracy is not the aristocracy of power. It is the aristocracy of virtue. I must walk through this world of flux and suffering, this no-self. My true self is the Buddha word, story of a break in being through which the light of all things pours. My light is a bit of endless life and light. I am immortal and universal in that light when I yield to it rather than the mortal body that reflects it temporarily. It is the nature of the flesh to resist. To fight for its survival as the gang leader, as the sexual ape that fertilizes. The flesh grasps for power and pleasure at the expense of all but the dominating self. But, that self must age and die and fall from power. Only the light brings peace and joy and shows the miracle of endless beauty, the riches that endure all transformations Will I yield to this Buddha path?
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