Lozion wrote:Yes indeed but isnt the Magnum Opus a travel guide for that path?
Yes, and it makes a lot more sense now, particularly the alchemical aspect where they are trying to unite the masculine and feminine halves of the psyche--the body in space with the soul in time. I've noticed that the L-Ms have this balance, which is why they are treated as magical--they can use time to alter space--meaning that they have a conscious presence in both realms.
I was working on a Java simulation of the structure described on the RS2 post, and I noticed that to make a neutrino, you need the A-B magnetic rotation of a single unit (a quaternion, 4D) for the material (body) aspect, but only require a complex number (2D) for the electric rotation on the cosmic (soul) side. That got me thinking about life units--particularly humanity.
What if the human psyche is also lopsided like this, biased towards the material (body)? We have a large aggregate structure in the material sector (thinking and sensation based), but at the same time, a very immature cosmic (soul) aggregate? That would explain the strong desire for materialism (sense-based) and the very limited "flashes of insight" people get from the intuitive side. Certain conditions, such as psychoactive drug use, would break down that barrier for cosmic insight--but it would be interpreted in baby-like goo-goos and gaas... pretty, flashy things that did not make much sense, simply because that side of humanity has not grown up enough yet to understand the intuitive input. Those with more mature "souls" would be able to comprehend more of that cosmic realm, which is the origin of psionic ability (the Tomorrow People
). And I'm not talking "old" souls here, because clock time is irrelevant in 3D time. I mean mature
souls--souls that have had sufficient cosmic nutrients to have built a larger cosmic aggregate. The ancient philosophers and alchemists considered "food for thought" as necessary to their disciplines--feeding the soul as well as the body. (I've seen this in Vedic healing techniques.)
Cosmic "aging" of the soul would be based in clock space, which would be seen in the material sector as the "transmigration of soul" or a type of evolution through lower species. Mankind may have a complex, genetically-engineered human body, but may still have the soul of a chimpanzee (or a reptilian, depending). It may be that the Spiral Dynamic concept of the valuing meme (vMeme) shows the evolutionary distribution of the soul, with the break between Tier 1 and Tier 2 being a different structure (chimpanzee to great ape, for example). Also thinking that the Native American tradition of an "animal guide" may be referring to the cosmic structure. I've noticed that most people prefer the predatory creatures (wolves, coyotes, falcons, eagles) as their "guides." Mine comes from the non-predatory animal of my forum handle, the bear. I can now see how the old shamans determine someone's animal guide--it's pretty obvious when you think about it in this "soul" context.
Another thought that occurred to me was why they would burn witches and wizards. If you buried them, then their souls could make their way to the Underworld and come back. By disbursing their body into the air (space), it would be very difficult for the soul to get back into the ground and start the journey--until the dust settles, so to speak. Since the soul requires a time-displaced structure to move through and basically only the atoms of the air would be available, you end up with a disbursed structure--the transparent ghost. This may also be the origin of ectoplasm
used by 19th century mediums to assist with making spirits visible--a denser medium to manifest in.
Djchrismac wrote:Mr. Wizard, get me the hell out of here!
Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome,
Time for this one to come home.