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Sunday, 20 April 2014

From The Romantics To The Natural Cycle Jim Morrison & Archetypes of the Unconscious


"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some nature all ridicule and deformity...some scarce see Nature at all. But, to the eyes of the man of imagination. Nature is imagination itself."

"To see a World in grain of sand
A Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."

                                         - William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

DA VINCI'S VITRUVIAN MAN

"For the human body is so designed by nature that the face, from the chin to the top of the forehead and the lowest roots of the hair, is a tenth part of the whole height;.............The other members, too, have their own symmetrical proportions, and it was by employing them that the famous painters and sculptors of antiquity attained to great and endless renown.
Similarly, in the members of a temple there ought to be the greatest harmony in the symmetrical relations of the different parts to the general magnitude of the whole." 
                                                       - Vitruvius, De Architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) Book III Chapter I "On Symmetry: In Temples And In The Human Body."
Vitruvius believed in the human form as the ideal manifestation of nature providing the perfect proportions for the Classical architectural orders. Da Vinci's above sketch was in honour of the master architect. An epitome of depicting the microcosmic significance through the human body in reference to the macrocosmic workings of the Cosmos can be traced to the underlying presence of a Divine symmetry or a Cosmic harmony so profound yet so subtle which entangles itself expressing through all forms of nature and life.
Jim's presence can be felt from the following lines. The first consecutive lines Not to touch the Earth - Not to see the sun is taken from one of his favourite book Frazer's The Golden Bough
And are titles of its sub chapters...

Not To Touch the Earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do
But run run run
Let's run
Let's run

The house upon the hill
Moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees
Witnessing the wild breeze.....
Run with me
Let's run
Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let's run

.......We should see the gates by morning
We should be inside evening...

Sun sun sun
Burn burn burn
Moon moon moon
I will get you soon soon soon

Another Jim's favourite..........


"Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry? "
                                     
                                      -William Blake, Songs Of Experience

THE FIBONACCI RESONANCE


The Fibonacci sequence in mathematical terms is derived following the integer sequence, starting from 0 or 1 it continues adding the two consecutive numbers deriving the third for example ( 0+1=1; 1+1=2; 1+2=3; 2+3=5; 3+5=8; 8+13=24;.....) resulting in the following sequence
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 24.......

The most intriguing and interesting presence of the Fibbonacci sequence can be found in nature itself. As the Law of Nature binds itself within the resonance of the Fibonnaci, sprouting fom a leaf to 2 leaves then to 3 to 5 to 8 to 13 to 24....so on. From the petals of a yellow chamomile to an unfurling fern, from shells to earthworms and from a spiral galaxy to the human form all bear the Fibbonacci number. Mysterious as it can be, nature sure knows its miracles......as Adolf Zeisig puts forth
 in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.”

THE GOLDEN RATIO OR THE DIVINE PROPORTION

Above image showing the Fibonacci symmetry in a pink daisy.
The Divine Section or Sectio Divina in Latin or Sectio Aurea s the golden ratio occurs when two quantities share the same ratio as to the sum of both quantities shares to the larger quantity. For example if a> b then a:b=a+b:a  that leads the mathmatical calculation is
 the Greek constant phi   φ =1+square root of 5/ 2= 1.6180339887....

where a+b/a=a/b= φ 

Archictects and Artists like Le Corbusier or Dali used the golden section forming the golden rectangle to achieve artistic and aesthetic perfection



The Sacrament of the Last Supper by Dali also highlights the use of the Golden ratio. Inspired by Matila Gykha (a Romanian Poet,Mathematician, Diplomat and Philosopher) Dali uses his canvas as a dodecahedron background with the sides and edges forming the golden ratio as depicted below.

IN MUSIC

Debussy's Reflets dans l'eau (Réflections in water) uses keys in the fibonacci integer sequence of 38, 21, 13, 8 respectively with its muscial climax reaching the phi or the Golden Ratio.

THE GOLDEN AND FIBONACCI SPIRALS

The spiral nebulae or Mollusks shells all grow to form the Golden spirals which are logarithmic in nature with their growth factor phi or the golden ratio. Hence when these structures be it spiralling galaxies or conch shells grow outward further fom thee central point they make an unique sequence of the phi or the golden ratio to every quarter of their turn. Thus creating one of the most immaculate beautiful patterns in nature.

VESICA PISCIS THE MOTHER EARTH
Sketch by Walter Russell, an American polymath.
Mandorla in Italian meaning the Almond and Vesica Piscis in Latin meaning the bladder of a fish is a very ancient esoteric sacred geometric symbol consisting of a pattern formed by two intersecting circles of the same radius adjoining at the perimeters with its circumferences passing through the centre of the other circle forming an almond shape within. Since antiquity it has been associated with feminine forces of the World Mother, Mother Nature or the Mother Earth due to its nestling, nurture, fertility and protective aspects as all things are born and grow from the Mother.

The use of the Vesica shape can be traced back to antiquity as deipicted below in a Manuscript Evangelistar Von Speyer Um 1220 in Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe Germany Circa 1220  showing Christ in a Vesica shape surrounded by the four Evangelists represented by the four animal figures.


THE GOLDEN RATIO IN THE QUANTUM WORLD (Excerpts from an article released by Helmholtz Association Of German Research Centres)
HIDDEN SYMMETRY FOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SOLID STATE MATTER
In 2010, the Helmholtz Z Berlin Fur Materlien in association with Oxford and Bristol Universities and also Rutherford Appleton Laboratories found a discovery startling the world of science as we know it....
The quantum world detected for the first time a nanoscale hidden symmetry latent in the atomic structure of a cobalt niobate. This magnetic material was pushed a quantum state of Uncertaininty employing Heisenberg's Uncertainity Principle and the results were baffling human understanding...
Following is an excerpt from the article...

Prof. Alan Tennant, the leader of the Berlin group, explains "The system reaches a quantum uncertain – or a Schrödinger cat state. This is what we did in our experiments with cobalt niobate. We have tuned the system exactly in order to turn it quantum critical."

By tuning the system and artificially introducing more quantum uncertainty the researchers observed that the chain of atoms acts like a nanoscale guitar string. Dr. Radu Coldea from Oxford University, who is the principal author of the paper and drove the international project from its inception a decade ago until the present, explains: "Here the tension comes from the interaction between spins causing them to magnetically resonate. For these interactions we found a series (scale) of resonant notes: The first two notes show a perfect relationship with each other. Their frequencies (pitch) are in the ratio of 1.618…, which is the golden ratio famous from art and architecture." Radu Coldea is convinced that this is no coincidence. "It reflects a beautiful property of the quantum system – a hidden symmetry. Actually quite a special one called E8 by mathematicians, and this is its first observation in a material", he explains.

THINGS HAPPEN BEYOND OUR CONTROL

                                                        -Jim Morrison 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Cosmic Distance Ladder & A Union - Jim Morrison, Hubble's Law, The Birth Of A Creation

A STRANGE UNIVERSE....
                                   
                       
                           STRANGE DAYS ALBUM COVER 1967
                                   
                                             When you're strange                                                                            Faces come out of the rain
                                             When you're strange
                                   No one remembers you're name                                                                      When you're strange
                                             When you're strange
                                             When you're strange

                                                                -Jim Morrison (Strange Days)

The ball appears greenish (blueshifting) when approaching the observer and changes to orange (redshifting) when moving away turning yellow when it stops motion showing the Doppler Effect

Doppler effect, yellow (~575 nm wavelength) ball appears greenish (blueshift to ~565 nm wavelength) approaching observer, turns orange (redshift to ~585 nm wavelength) as it passes, and returns to yellow when motion stops. To observe such a change in color, the object would have to be traveling at approximately 5200km/s, or about 75 times faster than the speed record for the fastest manmade space probe.

WAVE THEORIES

The Doppler Effect examines the change in wavelengths due to the motion of a source which can be best explained by a vehicle (automobile) or a siren sound increasing on approach then decreasing when receding away fom the observer or simply by the example of nature when the motion of swan creats a Doppler Effect around it.

The Doppler Effect states that when a source of light or luminosity moves away (farther) from an observer a Redshift occurs (z> 0) whereas when an object of light or luminosity moves towards (closer) the observer a Blueshift occurs (0> z).

COSMOLOGICAL REDSHIFT

The Redshift occurs when an electromagnetic radiations increase in wavelengths shifting to the red side of the spectrum. The redder or redness refers to the increase in wavelenth resulting in lower photon energy or lower light emissions and low frequency. Cosmological Redshift is used to determine the expansion rate of the extragalactic space paradigm. Hinting at the EXPONENTIAL EXPANSION of our universe.

THE COSMIC DISTANCE LADDER

The image below shows SN 1994D (bright spot on the lower left) in the NGC 4526 galaxy. Image by NSA, ESA, The Hubble Key Project Team, and The High-Z Supernova Search Team                              

Also known as the Extragalactic distance scale is an instrumental method employed by astromers for determining the intermediate space or distance between two celestial objects. The method of direct measurement is employed in case of closer objects (i.e. within the range of 1000 parsecs) whereas for further stars and galaxies the method of direct measurement is employed in correlation along with Type La Supernovae, Redshifts and Hubble's law to achieve more accuracy. Other methods employed include the Standard Candle model using the luminosity or photosphrere of known astronomical objects or by using a Supernovae photosphere analogy.
The ladder analogy is used to describe the inability of any one method to determine or calculate intergalactic space or distance. Hence several methods are conjoined like the rungs of a ladder determining distances at different phases from closer to farther, then combining to calculate the total distance.

THE ORPHIC EGG

The above image depicts The Orphic Egg by Jacob Byrant 1774.
According to Ancient Greek Orphic traditions, The Orphic Egg or The Cosmic World Egg is created by Aion or Chronos (Time) and Ananke (Necessity).The silver egg coiled by a serpent incubates and bursts to give birth to the Hermaphrodite Primordial God Phanes (derived from the Greek word meaning "I bring to Light")  also referred as Protogonos (the First-born) bringing forth the creation along with Nyx (night). Thus, Phanes was heralded as the Primordial god who then passes forth the Royal sceptre to Nyx who in return passes it on to her son Uranos then passing on from Chronos to Zeus who retains it. This Orphic Cosmogenic concept is also referred as Euricapaeus (The birth of Power) or Metis (The birth of thought). The 'Protogonus Theogony' is known through the ancient records of the Derveni Papyrus and also finds mention in the works of the pre-Socratic cosmological and ontological writer Empedocles and among one of the nine cannonical Greek lyric poets Pindar.
IMAGE ON THE RIGHT DEPICTS A 16TH CENTURY SKETCH OF PHANES BY FRANCESCO DE ROSSI


HIRANYAGARBHA

Or the Golden Womb, as according to the Vedic creation myths refers to manifesting the physical cosmos. Post destruction or (mahapralay) the cosmos deluded in void and darkness as mentions the Manu Smriti (Manava Dharmasashtra) referring this state as the Unborn, Unmade, Unmanifested, Und
The Matsya Purana then refers to Narayana in the form of Garbhodakshayi Vishnu who enters the golden egg or fetus in order to manifest the cosmos in the void.
Referring to the Supreme Father or the Creator Himself (Swayambhu) entering the Egg or the womb in order to give birth to this material universe and other multiverses. The womb bearer is identified as the one giving birth to the multiverse, thus becoming the Father. The Sankhya philosophy stating the binary forces of Purusha (Masculine) and Prakriti (Feminine) as the forerunners of this creation also ascribe the feminine forces of Prakriti as the fundamental force for the manifestation and evolution of the physical world operating only through the eyes of the Purusha's consciousness ( the Observer).

GARBODAKSHAYI VISHNU


Recognises the three supreme manifestations of Vishnu or Narayana as in the form of Mahavishnu or the vortex of the creational energy field, Garbhodakshayi Vishnu or the progenitor of the Cosmic Egg Hiranyagarbha and lastly kshirodakshayi Vishnu the Supersoul Universal Observer disseminated among the individual souls of all life and multiverses sprung from Him.
Garbhodakshayi refers to the one contained in the Golden Womb (Hiranyagarbha) in turn manifesting the physical universe.

KALEVALA FINNISH TRADITION


In accordance to the Finnish national epic Kalevala, the creation came into existence as a diving duck laid The Cosmic Egg at the altar of the virgin goddess of air Ilmatar which in turn formed the different aspects of the cosmological universe giving birth to Vainamoinen who the brought trees and life forms onto the barren world as described in the following translated excerpt










THE KALEVALA BOOK COVER BY ELIAS LONNROT FIRST EDITION CIRCA 1835



"One egg's lower half transformed
And became the earth below,
And its upper half transmuted
And became the sky above;
From the yolk the sun was made,
Light of day to shine upon us;
From the white the moon was formed,
Light of night to gleam above us;
All the colored brighter bits
Rose to be the stars of heaven
And the darker crumbs changed into
Clouds and cloudlets in the sky."

THE RIGHT IMAGE DEPICTS A SKETCH OF AN ANCIENT FINNISH HERO AS ETCHED INSIDE THE FRONT COVER OF VOLUME I OF THE KALEVALA ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY JOHN MARTIN CRAWFORD CIRCA 1888


HUBBLE'S LAW - EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY

This image shows the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012, an improved version of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image featuring additional observation time. The new data have revealed for the first time a population of distant galaxies at redshifts between 9 and 12, including the most distant object observed to date. These galaxies are shown at the top of the picture, and their locations are pinpointed in the main image.                                                                                   




























The Hubble's Law states that recessional velocity of the galaxies increase with their distance farther from the earth, showing the expansion of the universe

The above creation myths are reborn and resurrect through modern science and Extragalactic astronomy as in 1930s with Edwin Hubble and the Big Bang Theory which points to the expanding universe also predicted by Albert Einstein's General relativity. As according to the modern cosmological model this universe is 13.8 billion years old emerged from a higly gravitational point of singularity referring to the concept of the Cosmic Egg bursting or exploding The Big Bang to form what we call our Universe.....

THE HYMN

The following hymn is taken fom Hiranyagarbha Sukta as mentioned in the Rig Veda with translations


hiraṇyagarbhaḥ samavartatāgre bhūtasya jātaḥ patirekāsīta |

sa dādhāra pṛthvīṃ dhyāmutemāṃ kasmai devāyahaviṣā vidhema ||

ya ātmadā baladā yasya viśva upāsate praśiṣaṃ yasyadevāḥ |

yasya chāyāmṛtaṃ yasya martyuḥ kasmai devāyahaviṣā vidhema ||

yaḥ prāṇato nimiṣato mahitvaika idrājā jagato babhūva |
ya īśe asya dvipadaścatuṣpadaḥ kasmai devāya haviṣāvidhema ||

yasyeme himavanto mahitvā yasya samudraṃ rasayā sahāhuḥ |
yasyemāḥ paradiśo yasya bāhū kasmai devāya haviṣavidhema II

yena dayaurugrā parthivī ca darḻhā yena sava satabhitaṃ yenanākaḥ |
yo antarikṣe rajaso vimānaḥ kasmai devāyahaviṣā vidhema ||

yaṃ karandasī avasā tastabhāne abhyaikṣetāṃ manasārejamāne |
yatrādhi sūra udito vibhāti kasmai devāyahaviṣā vidhema ||

āpo ha yada barhatīrviśvamāyana garbhaṃ dadhānājanayantīragnima|
tato devānāṃ samavartatāsurekaḥkasmai devāya haviṣā vidhema ||

yaścidāpo mahinā paryapaśyada dakṣaṃ dadhānājanayantīryajñama |
yo deveṣvadhi deva eka āsīta kasmaidevāya haviṣā vidhema ||

mā no hiṃsījjanitā yaḥ parthivyā yo vā divaṃsatyadharmā jajāna |
yaścāpaścandrā barhatīrjajānakasmai devāya haviṣā vidhema ||

parajāpate na tavadetānyanyo viśvā jātāni pari tābabhūva |
yatkāmāste juhumastana no astu vayaṃ sayāma patayorayīṇāma ||

TRANSLATION BY RALPH T.H. GRIFFITH  THE RIG VEDA


In the beginning was the Divinity in his splendour, manifested as the sole Lord of land, skies, water, space and that beneath and He upheld the earth and the heavens.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
It is that who bestows soul-force and vigor, whose guidance all men invoke, the Devas (Demigods) invoke whose shadow is immortal life and death.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
It is that who by His greatness became the One King of the breathing and the seeing, who is the Lord of man and bird and beast.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
It is that through whose glory the snow-clad mountains rose, and the ocean spread with the river, they say. His arms are the quarters of the sky.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings ?
It is that through whom the heaven is strong and the earth firm, who has steadied the light and the sky's vault, and measured out the sphere of clouds in the mid-region.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offering?
It is that to whom heaven and earth, placed in the light by his grace, look up, radiant with the mind while over them the sun, rising, brightly shines.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
When the mighty waters came, carrying the universal germ, producing the flame of life, then dwelt there in harmony the One Spirit of the Devas.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
It is that xwho in its might surveyed the waters, conferring skill and creating worship - That, the God of gods, the One and only One.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
Mother of the world - may that not destroy us who with Truth as his Law made the heavens and produced waters, vast and beautiful.
Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?
Lord of creation! No one other than thee pervades all these that have come into being.
May that be ours, for which our prayers rise, may we be masters of many treasures!


This strange world with Jim alive and breathing yet remains a mystery to ponder upon ....

Ending with the lines of 'The Crystal Ship' by Jim

           





  The days are bright & filled with pain
                       Enclose me in your gentle rain
                    The time you ran was too insane
                   We'll meet again, We'll meet again
                       
                              Oh! Tell me where your freedom lies
                                    The street are fields that never die
                            Deliver me from the reason why
                                    You'd rather cry, i'd rather fly.....
           
                               ........A thousand ways to spend your time
                                                When we get back i'll drop a line........



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Jim Morrison, David Bohm, A Psychedelic Explosion And A Quantum Exposition- From Buddha's Neti Neti To The Quantum Theory

"Whenever we deny something unreal, it is in reference to something real."
                           - Brahma Sutra

An excerpt from Light My Fire an Autobiography and Biography by Ray Manzarek on Jim....


"....And he shifted shapes in the sand once again. But this time he was looking for himself. No more playacting. No more character adapting. And straight as an arrow, this was going to have to be the real Jim Morrison. And, Lord, he was shy.
I was continued encouraging him, "Its just you and me here and im not gonna judge your singing voice, i just wanna hear your words, and you know, what you've in your head." And then softly, "Go ahead Jim."
That seemed to work. Emboldened he got up on his knees, faced me and dug his hands in the sand. He came up with two handfuls and began to squeeze real tight and the sand started streaming out between his fingers i saw these rivulets of sand this waterfall of sand coming out of his hand like the Yogic Master Sai Baba and he said, "Okay Here is the one i have . Its called Moonlight Drive." And he closed his eyes and began singing sand still streaming, and i heard those words for the first time......"


BUDDHA'S NETI - NETI (TRANSCENDENTAL APHOPHATICISM)

 

Coming from the word Buddh meaning ' to awake' Buddha or the Awakened One (Tathagata) transcends the equivocation and conceals of Maya (illusion) operating through the play of Samsara (the world game) leads to the eternal state of  Mahaparinirvana. This attainment of Nirvana is possible by adopting Neti Neti way (the path of negation) and transcendental aphophaticism - transcendence through negation.

In the fourteen unanswerable questions based on atta or the self/soul, Brahma the existence or non existence of God, the origin of the universe and life beyond death. Buddha expresses that an answer or a position (Vaccha) is something disposed by a Tathagata or a Buddha as it bears no relevance in the pursuit of nirvana. Hence Buddha remains silent unanswering the questions

SHANKARACHARYA'S ADVAITA VEDANTA

Advaita Vedanta or Jyana Yoga (the way of knowledge) seeks to attain Divinity or wisdom (Prajna) through the path of Negation, as one can know God by knowing what is not God. The Brahman is acquired by understanding the non Brahman through the de-arrangement of senses and shutting one's rationalizing reason and turning inwards to the Self.

The Brahman is Nirguna non descriptive beyond what the mind can think . The Taittiriya hymn of the Krishna Yajurveda also mentioned in the Vishnu Purana states Brahman as a plane "where the mind does not reach."

As the verse III of the Brahma Sutra states

"Whenever we deny something unreal, it is in reference to something real."

The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad mentions the concept of Neti Neti search as an important tool for self realisation and knowledge of the Self as the real Brahman integrated to the macrocosmic universe and the microcosmic senses for its own self conscious-bliss (Ananda) explaining the non dual unified nature of the Brahman the Absolute Whole or the Universal One.


AVADHUTA GITA

Tattvamasyadivakyena svatma hi pradipadita
Neti neti srutirbruyadan ta pancabhauticam

Translation of the above sloka : By the words "Thou Art That" one's own self is realised whereas for all else composed of elementary matter the sruti disposes as Neti Neti (Not This Not This).


Sung by Lord Dattatreya the trinity incarnate avadhuta himself - a mystic beyond egoistic thoughts self emmersed in the esctasy of Pure Consciousness reveals the immense and ultimate nature of the Brahman through this excerpt written by his two disciples Swami and Kartika. Comprising eight chapters it breathes onto the Lifebreath (Prana Vayu) of the Mahabhuta the four great elements forming matter. Based on the Non dualism of Advaita Vedanta it bringsforth from tantra to Ishvara from Svabhabha the attainment of Brahman or flowering of the Buddha Nature in Dzogchen as Gotra to Sahaja (simplicity) and Amrita (Ambroisia) culminating as The Nectar of Naturalness Sahaja Am Itam.


VIA NEGATIVA THE APOPHATIC THEOLOGY

Coming from the Greek word Apophemi meaning denial or negation and Via Negativa in Latin stands for the Western Negative Theology Or the Negative Way where one seeks God through the path of denial. Contrary to Cataphasis, it aims at understanding the transcendental and all pervading nature of the Creator (God) deeming it beyond human understanding and rationalizing, as human thought processes are too meager and underdeveloped to comphrehend the lofty yet simple nature of the Lord beyond His creation. The Cataphatic theology rather descriptive in nature hails the Divine qualities and attributes associated with Divinity failing to describe the Divine directly which can be achieved only through aphophasis and self introspection.

As according to John Scotus Erigena, a 9th century Western Theologian-

"We do not know what God is. God Himself does not know what He is because He is not anything. Literally God is not, because He transcends being."

IN GREEK PHILOSOPHY

The Aphophatic theology can be traced by to Hesiod's Theogony where Chaos is centered as the birthplace of the primordial deities Eros, Gaia (Earth) and who later gave birth to Erebus (darkness) and Nyx (Night).

During Neoplatonism Plotinus heralded aphophasis as the medium of knowing the Unknown. As in Enneads, Plotinus writes  "Our thoughts cannot grasp the One as long as any other image remain active in the soul... To this end, you must set free your soul from all outward things and turn within yourself, with no more leaning to what lies outside, and lay your mind bare of  ideal forms, as before of the objects of sense, and even forget yourself, and so come within the sight of that One."

TAOISM

In the first statement of Tao Te Ching of the Chinese Taoist tradition is : The way or Tao that can be described is not the tao or the True Tao, hence Tao or the way is indescribable.

JEWISH PHILOSOPHY JUDAISM TZIMTZUM

In Jewish traditions,  the Divine creator as referred in the book of Genesis pervades His creation and creates this conceptual space and indecribability for the sustainance of the physical world according to the principles of Tzimtzum later as explained by a Jewish medieval philosophical thinker Maimonides. As he writes:

"God's existence is absolute and it includes no composition and we comprehend only the fact that He exists, not His essence. Consequently it is a false assumption to hold that He has any positive attribute... still less has He accidents (מקרה), which could be described by an attribute. Hence it is clear that He has no positive attribute however , the negative attributes are necessary to direct the mind to the truths which we must believe... When we say of this being, that it exists, we mean that its non-existence is impossible— its existence is not due to any cause; it has power, wisdom, and will — it is not feeble or ignorant; He is One — there are not more Gods than one… Every attribute predicated of God denotes either the quality of an action, or, when the attribute is intended to convey some idea of the Divine Being itself — and not of His actions — the negation of the opposite. "

THE QUANTUM THEORY DAVID BOHM

"…in relativity, movement is continuous, causally determinate and well defined, while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous, not causally determinate and not well-defined. Each theory is committed to its own notions of essentially static and fragmentary modes of existence (relativity to that of separate events connectible by signals, and quantum mechanics to a well-defined quantum state). One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails is unbroken wholeness. "

                                                               - David Bohm 1980

The birth of Quantum physics marked a breakthrough in the World of Science. This new approach and a new analysis of our material universe startled our understanding of what we called solid reality. The Quantum Theory written in 1951 was well received by others including Albert Einstein himself. The double slit experiment showing the Aharonov-Bohm Effect in which an electron passes through the two slits on a wooden planck hitting the screen across creating an interference pattern as produced by waves when NOT observed (similar results were concludive in case of photons), but the most baffling dichotomy was discovered when the electron instantaneously and intelligently changed its behaviour passing through only one slit creating a particle form upon Observation. This dichotomous nature of electrons that comprise all forms matter gives an absurdly incomprehensible nature of our physical universe. Thus alluding to the holographic nature of our reality confirming the essential presence of a Universal Observer 'collapsing the wave function' thereby manifesting wave forms to physical matter.

"The new form of insight can perhaps best be called Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement. This view implies that flow is in some sense prior to that of the ‘things’ that can be seen to form and dissolve in this flow."

THE IMPLICATE AND EXPLICATE ORDER

Beyond the old Cartesian model of mere physical and mental existence, David Bohm's theory of the implicate and explicate order presents two alternate perpective of realit as we see arising or projecting itself from different layers or planes more like a hologram in which all the underlying plates bear or contain the image projected by it .
The implicate order represents the Enfolded plane beyond human comprehension in which encoded unfolds the explicate order or the Unfolded plane which we perceive as solid reality.

"In the enfolded [or implicate] order, space and time are no longer the dominant factors determining the relationships of dependence or independence of different elements. Rather, an entirely different sort of basic connection of elements is possible, from which our ordinary notions of space and time, along with those of separately existent material particles, are abstracted as forms derived from the deeper order."
                                 -David Bohm 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Decoding Philosophy - Jim Morrison & The Triumph Of Poetics, Faith & Music


"Cogito Erlo Sum - I think therefore I am" 

"The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely for the acquisition of knowledge" said Rene Descartes.

Years later......Martin Heidegger writes......

"The most thought provoking thing in our thought provoking time is that we are still not thinking."

"Was heisst denken? What is called thinking?"

Thus, Philosophy yet remains an unending story, a lingering thought and an unanswered existential question.

DECODING PHILOSOPHY THROUGH HEIDEGGER

Philosophy is an essential enquiry, a quest and incessant questioning of the truth that one believes or not believes. This eternal quest of man that provokes thinking, contemplation, introspection, judgement and his final conclusion, is the core of man's philosophical existance, his thought process the birthplace of  his ideations and ideologies
Whether its the question of nature and the behaviour of a being or about the being itself.
Martin Heidegger puts it as Dasein ( the being for whom being is a question ) in his magnum opus 'Being and Time' bringing forth an old existential question but with an alternate perpective, thinking otherwise
'Being and Time' explores this primeval search of the self rather than matters surrounding the self, the very origin of the self that is the very question of - what it is to be ? The definition of a being and its experience as a being
how does it feel to be? or
what is the essential feeling of being?

"Why there is Being at all and not much rather Nothing? That is the question."

Though the above work investigates this alternate theory of 'the being itself' rather than matters concerning the being. It yet remains unfinished, as Heidegger could not complete the second part of book on the Destruktion or deconstruction of philosophy something that I am attempting now through this article to break down to that single fragment of truth that gives existence its very meaning resolves one's questioning and soothes philosophical disposition.

Away from philosophy, Heidegger now seeks through poetics in his 'Poetry, Language and Thought' emphasizing the role of art and poetics in particular. Making a doorway in the search for truth by turning towards poetry and arts as the embodiment of truth. In the seven part collective refencial study of The Thinker As The Poet, The Origin Of The Work of Art, What Are Poets For?, Building, Dwelling, Thinking, The Thing, Language and lastly "......Poetically Man Dwells......" Delving and discussing in depth the origin, nature, essence and importance of poetics as an artform, as The Thinker As A Poet Commences with the following lines

"Way and weighing
Style and saying
On a single walk are found

Go bare without halt
Question and default
On your single pathway bound.

When the early morning light grows quietly above the mountain
The world's darkening never reaches the Light of the Being
We are too late for the gods too early for the Being, Being's poem, just begun, is man
To head toward a star-this only
To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like star in the world's sky."


TURNING TOWARDS SCHOPENHAUER

"The world is my representation "



Turning to Schopenhauer man is born with an urge or desire an unsatiated will which he seeks to satisfy contrary to Hegel's concept of Zeitgeist ( der Geist seiner Zeit or the spirit of the time ) which reflected the idea of collective consciousness  as a driving force for the individual's choices or actions, Schopenhauer maintained on the individual consciousness or one's self will to live ( Wille zum Leben ) as the force governing his preferences and decisive actions.  In his work The World as Will And Representation, he blames the inconsistent human will as the root cause of all suffering and believes in ascetic piety and the wisdom of the Vedas and the Upanishads as the solution in search for truth similar to the sublimation process adopted by Peter Wessel Zappfe, a Norwegian philosopher & successor influenced by his ideation.

In his search for truth, Schopenhauer gives enormous importance to music as the ultimate embodiment of human will free from plagiarism in its original innate nature. Reigning  highest among other artforms, it emancipates the senses appealing to all its partakers or listeners. Hence, dissolving the outward seperatedness unfying oneself with universal consciousness merging the subject and the object into one single unified Whole, as he states the effects of music in the section 34 of  The World As Will and Representation-

"One can thus no longer seperate the perceiver from the perception."

As for Schopenhauer, music is the sole artform that is stated "Pure, will-less, timeless...". It is not subjected to the Principle of  Sufficient Grounds rather embodies the human will as individual object based on personal experiences,  emotive faculties, talent, a Catharsis, purgation through creation of a muscial composition owing to it pure, timeless, ageless and universal nature.


UNDERSTANDING KIERKEGAARD 

"Revelation is marked by mystery, eternal happiness by suffering, the certitude of faith by uncertainty, easiness by difficulty, truth by absurdity; "

Kierkegaard bases his search for truth on faith, theology and individual consciousness as he believes God comes to each individual mysteriously and that one should attempt in establishing a personal and individual relationship with God rather than following a collective faith manipulated by dogmas and dictums. For Kierkegaard truth essentially lies in an absolute unadulterated surrender to God by developing an unperturbed and unflinching faith realising Him from within one's own self as he states,
"An action in the eternal transforms the individual's existence."

Through constant study and introspection, Kierkegaard negated the Hegelian prospect of mediation and adopted his own individual inference and experience concluded that it is only love towards God which emerges higher than any mediation or logical rational reasoning . Thus, rejecting logic for ethics.

"The how of truth is precisely the truth....."

"Every human being is spirit and truth is the self-activity appropriation of it...... "

"There is no work not a single one, not even the best one about which unconditionally dare to say : The one who does it unconditionally demonstrates love by it.
It depends on how the work is done."

For Kierkegaard, its the aesthetics of poetry, beauty and most importantly love and faith which embodies the truth in its purest form.

"O, can I really believe the poets when they say that the first time one sees the beloved object he thinks he has seen her long before...
That love like all knowledge is recollection,
That love in the single individual has its prophecies, its types, its myths, its Old Testament.  "

CONCLUSION- DECODING

The poetics for Heidegger, music for Schopenhauer and the faith for Kiekegaard emerge as self embodiment of the Absolute manifesting itself into different forms expressing its eternal nature through various mediums as introspected and felt by different individuals in their own thought, their own ways in their own ideations in search of the Truth.

Jim Morrison's personal study of philosophy, his thought patterns, poetic creations, musical compositions and over all unified consciousness makes him the Ideal in the search for Truth.

Traverse the lines to reach its meaning

Lines intersect and entwine

Conjoin their meanings to retrieve the subject

The subject only reveals itself w/the pure eye...

                                                           - Monalisa



Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Sacrifice of The Heart And Shedding of The Blood -Jim Morrison & Tears Of The Wrath Bearing Tree


How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel. Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they are wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. Its all in how you carry it. That's what matters.  Pain is a feeling. You're feelings are a part of you. Your own reality . If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy you're reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution unless there's a personal revolution. On an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
         
                                                         - Jim Morrison

"Signs are taken for wonders. "We would see a sign":
A Word within a Word, unable to speak a Word
Swaddled in darkness. In the juvescence of the year
Came Christ the tiger."



The Wrathful aspect of the Divine Creator, is much alluded to the process of metamorphoses. As the peace loving divinity transfigures into a violent figurine in order re -establish faith dissolving ignorance and illusion.
A breif synopsis of the wrath bearing incarnations of the divine can be seen and felt in Hinduisim through the Narasimha to the Kalki Avtara whereas in Buddhism the Herukas and the eight Dharmapalas representing themselves as the Guardians of Dhamma.

The mythological significance and necessity of assuming the wrathful form can be better experienced through some selected lines form T.S. Eliot's Gerontion along with few lines fom Dante's Inferno.

"Through me you go to grief wracked city. Through me you go to everlasting pain. Through me you go a pass among lost souls. Justice inspired my Exalted Creator.: I am a creature of the Holiest power & of the Wisdom in the Highest and of primal Love. Nothing was made till I was made. Only eternal beings. And I endure eternally. Abandon all hope-Ye who enter here"
( Canto III :The Gate Of Hell )

"I come into a region where is nothing that can give light"
"Let us descend into the blind world"
(Canto IV: First Circle)

"Love insists the Loved ones back."
"Beauty awakens the soul to act."
(Canto V)

                                                 - Dante's Inferno

HARROWING OF HELL DESCENSUS CHRISTI ED INFEROS THE DESCENT OF CHRIST IN HELL
 AS DEPICTED IN THE PETITES HEURES DE JEAN DE BERRY 14TH CENTURY ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT COMMISIONED BY JOHN, DUKE OF BERRY

 


























The beginning six lines bears inscription to the Gate of hell- a metaphorical instance of human life's experience through the passageway of grief and suffering as Dante explains "The path to Paradise begins in hell."

T.S Eliot's explicit confessions of the decadence crept in the crevices of human society, gives an ideal imagery for the necessity of Salvation as expressed through the Coming of Christ as the tiger figure. As he makes it quiet clear, that the path to mercy and forgiveness has quite outdated itself with the onset of the modern civilization aluuding to hstory as a proof of it. The regeneration of lost cultures and emotive senses .

"After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions
Guides us by vanities. Think now
She gives when our attension is distracted
And what she gives, gives with such supple confusions
That the giving famishes the craving. Gives too late
What's not believed in. Or still believed
In memory, reconsidered passion. Gives to soon
Into weak hands, whats thoughts can be dispensed with
Till the refusal propagates a fear. Think
 Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices
Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues
Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes."

The reference of 'she gives' is used by Eliot alluding to the Hindu concept of Yogmaya or illusion. As this apparent, make-belief world game is run by the feminine forces of illusion and equivocation where every gain or loss is pre- conceived by the forces of  maya which using confusion, contradiction and constrasts and procastination ( ref: Gives too late .......Gives to soon into weak hands ) as its tools to keep alive this world play.

"These tears are shaken from the wrath bearing tree
The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours
Think at last.
We have not reached any conclusion
When I stiffen in a rented house. Think at last
I have not made this show purposelessly"

The most iconic and important line referring to the Wrathful aspect of a tree is significant, as a tree which is often signified as a giver of life force is shown converted to a vengeful taker, referring to a symbolical transmutation or role reversal necessary for its functioning as a benefactor to humankind. Whereas the Tears represent Catharsis or Purgatorio.

"I that was near your heart was moved therefrom
To loose beauty in terror, terror in inquistion
I have lost my passion: why should I need to keep it
Since what is kept must be adulterated
I have lost my sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.
How should I use it for your closer contact?"

                                                           -T.S. Eliot's Gerontion

The above lines conclude to the loss of  love and faith along with a subsequent hope of revival of the human emotive senses to a higher truth of existence.

Jim Morrsion's truthful confessions brings out the true nature of reality and the world along with the everlasting aspiration of human life and pure relations...what it really amounts to....

A Friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to letting a person be what he really is .

                                                          - Jim Morrison

Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Future Is Near When You Touch The Stone - Jim Morrison And The Chintamani

Chintamani or The Wish-Fulfilling Stone

"This is the Strangest life I've ever known ...."

                                   - Jim Morrison

"Through the Stars I come. I bring the chalice ( Grail )  covered with the shield. "

Encrypted in Sankrit, the Chintamani stone or the Treasure of the Worlds bears the above emblem. Dark green in appearance, this trapezohedron shaped stone is one of the most revered artifact this earth has ever received. Extra-terrestrial in origin, the stone is believed to be bestowed upon the King Of The Worlds in Shambhala by the residents of a planet orbiting Sirius. The Sirian emissaries blessed this stone with power of creating the Utopian One world civilization (The Great White Brotherhood) full of love, compassion, benevolence and peace.

SIGNIFICANCE IN FREEMASONRY AND WESTERN ALCHEMY

The traingular pyramid of 13 steps along with the 13 letters ANNUIT COEPTIS (Latin phrase derived from Virgil's Aeneid meaning- He (God) approves of Our Undertaking ) as well as E PLURIBUS UNUM (on the front seal derived from Virgil's poem Moretum meaning- Among many, the One ) and the All Seeing Eye inscribed on the top depicts the Eye of Providence (the Great Architect of the Universe)or Digitaria the Dwarf star in the Sirius star system. It was a highly revered mystical esoteric symbol of the 18th century Illuminati secret societies, and was later incorporated at the back of the US dollar bill by the Freemasons later adopted and presented by Charles Thomson to the Congress in 1782 under the adminisration of Franklin Roosevelt a noted freemason himself. Sirius has been revered as the Great White Lodge or the The Blazing Star in freemasonry depicting the significance of the lower motto NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM ( meaning the New Order of the Ages) and its role as the establisher of the Great White Brotherhood and a One world civilization. The US seal and 4th of July ( day of US independence ) bears enormous significance to its relationship with the Sirius star system, as Sirius is considered to be in closest alingnment with sun during the first week of July.

THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE AS DEPICTED IN MICHAEL MAIER'S ATALANTA FUGIENS EMBLEM 21 CIRCA 1617

In Western alchemy, the Chintamani stone is often regared as the magical Philosopher's stone possessing the capacity of performing Alchemical miracles of the highest magnitude such as transfiguring all base metals to pure gold along with bestowing its beholder with immense power, authority, spiritual advancement and immortality. "Whoever controls the stone controls the world."

SYNONYMITY WITH THE GRAIL LEGEND

In Wolfram Von Eschenbach's rendition of the Holy Grail legend Parzival, the Chintamani stone bears resemblance to the alluded Stone of Heaven due to its similar extra-terrestrial origin and Dark green appearance along with its magical alchemical properties of bestowing miracles and even immortality.

SIGNIFICANCE IN HINDUISM & BUDDHISM

The Chintamani stone bears its etymological roots to Sankrit Devnagri script as Chinta refers to thought or wish and mani refers to stone, thus naming it the wish or thought fulfilling stone.

IMAGE DEPICTING KIRTIMUKHA MAKARA AT THE ARCH GATE ENTRANCE IN A HINDU TEMPLE IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL

In Hinduism, it holds a special place as its story is alluded in yoga Vashistha, it is also believed to be found on the head of Makara or in possession of the Naga King.


In Buddhist traditions, singing the Dharani
or speech ritual of the Chintamani attains one the service of the Infinite Supreme by vision of the holy retinue of the Amitabha Buddha, as the stone is associated with different forms of Buddha like the Boddhisattva, Avalokitesvara and Ksitigarbha blessing its beholder with Truth, Wisdom and the Bodhi nature.

RIGHT IMAGE DEPICTING -AMITABHA BUDDHA IN TRADITIONAL TIBETAN THANGKA



 It is also depicted being carried on the back of Lung-ta or the wind horse in Tibetan prayer flags referring to the Tibetan legend of - ' the steed of happiness' . It is detailed theme in one of the mystic paintings of Nicholas Roerich.

- LEFT IMAGE IS A PAINTING BY NICHOLAS ROERICH NAMED THE TREASURE OF THE WORLD-CHINTAMANI

It is also revered among the four relics including termas such as the Karandavyuha Sutra that fell in caskets from the sky, again alluding to extra-terrestrial origins, during the reign of the 28th king of Tibet Lha Thothori Nyantsen .

One of the four relics included a Mani stone with the Tibetan Tara mantra Om Mani Padme Hum inscribed on it, along with Budhha's bowl probably a singing bowl, which were heralded as the forerunners of Dharma in Tibet. 



THE SPIRITUAL QUEST


- A 14TH CENTURY GOREO PAINTING DEPICTING A KSITIGARBHA HOLDING A CHINTAMANI 

Nicholas Roerich during 1923-27 was referred to journey back to Shambhala ( the hidden kingdom of Immortal Ascended masters ) to return the received fragment of the stone, post the League Of Nations failure. However, he could reach up till Tashilumpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet where he handed over the stone fragment to the head priest Panchen Lama who are over the ages believed, to travel quite often to Shambhala through the underground tunnels connecting the monastery and the hidden kingdom. Roerich had received the Chintamani stone in mysterious circumstances while his stay at the Lord byron hotel on 6th October 1923, when he was handed a courier comprising an ornate casket housing a precious stone fragment send by an French secret society. This casket and the stone can be found depicted in most of his mystic artworks as a haloed chalice. He was bestowed the stone fragment with the objective of fulfilling the Sirian dream of the Utopian One world civilization.

The stone is believed to be now residing at the King's tower in the heart of Shambhala, until the deemed time comes when the king of World or Maitreya Kalki is bound to descend on earth along with the stone to establish the Aquarian age or the age of Shambhala heralding a new world order.

As the Ancient texts say...."When the son of sun descended upon the earth to teach  mankind, there fell from the heaven a shield which bore the power of the world."

APHORISMS- Jim Morrison's poetic connections entwined with the vibrations of the Chintamani 

Encompassing the reader, the stallion comes on to ride the tide of truth. The stone full of mystery & magic......- Monalisa

At the first flash of Eden 

We race down to the sea.

Standing there on freedom's shore

Waiting for the Sun

Can you feel it

Now that Spring has come

And it's time to live in the scattered sun



Now I tell you this 

No Eternal reward will forgive us Now For wasting the Dawn....

                                         -   Jim Morrison