This is my music thread. A place for me to hang out on occasion, and of course, listen to music. I have a decent amount invested in computer audio at present, nearly comparable to my home audio as far as quality.
So I enjoy music, and this is also a good place for me to engage altered/enhanced modes of consciousness prior to proceeding to some other activity.
Lately I forego much of the ritual apparatus I have become accustomed to over the years, but these things remain.
Hopefully all goes well, first time doing this here :
So what does it mean for something to be real? What is the definition for real? Even Einstein said reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one. Matter is merely an alternative configuration of energy, solid states via confinement of particular vibration yielding manifestation and elaboration, i.e. articulation and reticulation.
It's the wave rolling out the water element. The energy propagating the Iseal medium. The slithering snakes about the earth, reflected in fire and smoke...
Death is a timeless state seemingly tantamount to primordial conditions prior to the aetherial expansion; the beginning of space and time when something happened.
Static eternal states apparently remedy the problem of infinite regression; thus rendering an oscillating model of time - allowing movement in two directions like the pendulum, without begining or end, in an absolute sense. Although the model itself may be thought of as absolute, i.e. eternal polarity.
So if one were to question death and that which follows, then I would inquire life and that which precedes, as they are simply arbitrary points of a never-ending cycle where before and after loses any meaning.
If the cause never ceases to exist, then neither shall its' effects.
Forever coming; going...
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These abstract realities are usually not assimilated via the implements that configure your typical worldview, i.e. the creature that was created within the confines of this four dimensional reality construct must escape it and become the babe in the woods, naked.
This concept is so vast; spanning countless aeons, and at the same time, fragmented; touching upon the incomprehensible - the ineffable - such that any initial mundane inquiry becomes meaningless, but nonetheless.
Part of the formula of eternal recurrence is to traverse the sea of forgetfulness, poetically put. Everything is always becoming, becoming old, becoming new, but not always new as in a continuation of that which was, but new as in all of the former things have passed away.
Ignorance can be bliss, and perhaps one of the greatest gifts ever bestowed upon us by the gods.
One may run from the light, but do not fear the silence; the wailing of the sirens; the black velvet see, for this be, the source of everything, I have ever loved...
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In the macrocosm the four elements are a divine medium that come to fruition via a seed and a process of growth/expansion. This primordial seed has many names; existing as a zero volume point prior to the genesis of the macrocosm - a container of elemental infinities infused with spirit(God; infinite consciousness) as the catalyst which without nothing could ever happen as spirit and time(change) are synonymous with one another, and without spirit and time this primordial root would be forever frozen in a static eternal state.
At this stage the macrocosm is in a microcosmic state, and four dimensional spacetime has not yet been initiated - as within(and ultimately) so without - there is spirit within; there is movement within; there is time within; without there is nothing, i.e. the macrocosm as we know it does not yet exist.
These implements that we call seeds; reflected all throughout existence. From primordial origins to botannical and biological systems. A terrestrial seed becomes a tree of earth; a Godseed becomes a tree of life, souls; a universe.
Seed to tree; tree to seed - ad infinitum - the eternal cycle :
In a more lush ecosystem, ferns and moss, some of its lush features, gravitate toward shady enclaves. Try to transplant them for a terrarium, and they wither without constant pampering. Macro/micro states are only flip sides of an archaic construct which doesn't provide for a unipolar stance. And since when is time/space only four-dimensional? I would agree with the infinite dimension.
I can observe a "unipolar" aspect - if that's what you would call it, among other possible labels - from within my paradigm, and preceding a duality.
I do mainly observe the four dimensional spacetime model : three spatial plus time, although I am aware of M-theory and the eleven dimensional scenario with its' micro dimensions.
I was recently talking about other dimensions of existence, and entertaining the concept of feeling as an additional. I suppose any other substantial; existential medium containing depth/measurement could be added to the list; omitting some of the more exotic elements.
Consciousness, or various modes thereof whether they be subtle or remarkable contain measurement just as any other dimension of existence.
Spatially we can go from planck length to planck lenth, or from planck length to parsec - subtle or extreme. With time we can go from millisecond to millisecond, or from millisecond to millenium(one moment at a time currently and practically), and finally with consciousness in the context of feeling from reading a book to reading a different book; driving a car or to an intense mystical state marked by or made evident by extraordinary changes in mood, feeling, and perception.
Perhaps these dimensional objects of creation are fabricated(made cohesive and complete) with the spectral element in mind or it is merely incidental. In any event the structuring or existence of measurement is apparent in the context of, and with some additional consideration given to...
Within certain contexts the Pentagram - and hexagram - appears to act as a sort of sliding or rotating key. When superimposed upon the tree of life with the sun at center. The top point indicates the hidden sephirah; Daath(two syllables - Da ut); knowledge. While the four side points correspond to the sephiroth of the side pillars.
When the Pentagram is rotated one hundred and eighty degrees - inverted - the four sephiroth of the side pillars remain engaged with there being a transition from that which is above to that which is below.
With this inversion, Daath, the empty emanation, is disengaged with the bottom point now positioned at the Moon; the ninth emanation.
A similar exercise can be performed on the supernal triad by sliding the upright Pentagram all the way up so the top point is positioned at the first sphere with an apparent allusion to the two horizons. Ra at one; with the inversion the father becomes the son - a transition from Ra to Horus thus Ra-horakhty of the two horizons, or two worlds - Atziluth; Yetzirah.
Sine waves as serpents without cosines are like bread without water. What is keen are the parameters (walls) within which they are confined to oscillate. But they are complicit in producing electromagnetism as one of the more exotic powers of physics. Rare magic happens with EM- or is it so rare?
I don't really have time to assimilate and prepare a decent post(so why bother at all). Girlfriend is here now, and she drives me nuts - especially when writing.
This whole shebang with the formation of analogies between the serpent and energy, i.e. namely the em spectrum began with some sort of epiphany, of course we will see what we want, where we want, if possible; plausible.
Part of it apparently has to do with the manner of propagation. The slithering serpents of the earth seemingly similar in some respects to the aetherial propagation of energy, e.g. light.
So then I later see Egyptian relief carvings of serpents aerially emitted from the Sun - perhaps a link between the serpent and these energetic transverse waves; of course the headdress of Ra with the golden sphere adorned with the serpent.
Another analogy formed, well you know, everyone needs a hobby...
At the outset there is no wish to posit absurdities; fabricate embellishments, nor state as fantastic that which for all intents and purposes may be considered mundane, but to just merely take a bit of a deeper perusal of a thing.
What is meant of the serpent and the rainbow? Why is color seemingly important for occult rituals? Is this merely aesthetics, association, or is there more?
This concept of color may appear tenuous in various contexts, but is there any significance? At all?
Technically color does not exist outside of the observer, but only these subtle aerial vibrations; frequencies that are decoded within as color via the visual mechanism. There are other ritualistic elements that function on the principle of vibration/frequency which I would categorize of two distinct groups : sonic aerial vibrations(longitudinal waves), and energetic aerial vibrations(transverse waves). Even the element of fragrance is thought by some to operate in the infra red portion of the EM Spectrum.
Which is to say that there is much that we are oblivious to pertinent to your typical occult ritual, but so what? Is it all trivial? These invisible waveforms that mingle and coalesce to what degree who knows? Even consciousness operating at various frequencies/modes within this symphony of forms, also a paricipant in some respect affected by, or working in unison along with all these other synergistic ritualistic elements to produce some effect, and possibly fortified by intent.
And what about the serpent in all of this? This serpentine form is the basic mode of transport here, although the usual terms of frequency, wave, et cetera do not usually bring to mind slithering snakes about the air, do they?
The serpent and the rainbow? The serpent is the rainbow. Every color is represented by serpentine forms of varying magnitude - which may be referred to also as sine waves.
So in summary I suppose, the serpent is reflected in all four elements at varying degrees, and as is the allusion, most certainly a bringer, as well as a transformer of light...
Presently and primarily what all this occult stuff has boiled down to for me is various writing exercises - I would call them. Mostly spontaneous, although at times I borrow from other things I have written.
I have discontinued nearly all of the occult paraphernalia I started out with, however some things remain. I will still adorn myself with ritual garments of the appropriate colors, most times. Lately crimson and black - the king and queen scale of the third emanation(sephirah). Which is apparently a common color combination of other paradigms as well. The type of garments is not that important to me, mostly the color, and that I appear presentable.
I have settled on one psychoactive that I prefer, and that is legal - and hiding in plain sight. I do this and usually write something while waiting for it to take affect, and listen to music. Then maybe write something else, more music, and then on to another activity. I would label the states induced as mystical which usually acts as a catalyst to compliment my already philosophical/mystical nature.
My informal writing varies quite a bit. Sometimes I wake up early in the morning and write before doing anything else as if it's some sort of compulsion. Of course I always realize after that what I wrote could have been better, but that's how it goes. Like some sort of improvisational guitarist of the occult, perhaps.
I know they have blogs for this sort of thing; haven't found one I like yet, and prefer the interactivity of a forum - most have died, or in the process of.
I know I could cease and desist any day now; it's been like that for a while, but I never do. So here I am, again.
I have seen that some really good people here are now gone, someday soon I will join them...
Agathodaimon - it's a fairly powerful enunciation if done correctly. Seems to be a compound word : agatho - Greek for good, and daimon - Latin for demon. Thus we have the good demon, and he sings like one. It's good music as far as I am concerned; decent lyrics.
The live version of this is good, but quality wise this is better...
If the cause never ceases to exist, then neither shall its' effects. What happens, will again, or would not have at all.
Eventually ALL finite things will END, but their RETURN is inevitable. The grains of sand that move through the hourglass of time are not infinite. Although they may appear ephemeral and isolated, indeed they are NOT in the EYES of ETERNITY.
When, yet again, time has run its course and all the finite specks of creation find themselves at the BOTTOM of the hourglass, CHRONOS the finite linear aspect of The Infinite One SHALL INVERT IT, AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN! FOR ALL ETERNITY! THIS IS THE RETURN! THE ETERNAL RETURN! Of EVERY SINGLE finite speck of individuality, OF EXISTENCE!
Even although the hourglass itself may appear infinitely diverse amidst all of its' variant complexities. It is not! They are not!
FOR ETERNITY IS A BEAST THAT WILL FOREVER CONSUME AND RENEW ALL OF EXISTENCE! ABSOLUTELY!
Perhaps this is the dubious "reason" why souls reincarnate if they are lucky enough to recognize themselves? Matter is neither created nor destroyed if your physics are koscher, so I like the hourglass analogy. But the hourglass is bipolar in its sifting between only two ends. Imagine multiple ends, not necessarily in an hourglass.
I do use numerous metaphors; analogies, and it varies as to what extent they are to be taken literally. The intent of my postings is more akin to creating artwork perhaps, than it is to formal writing; stemming from a contemporary cosmology in combination with primarily one other secondary paradigm, currently, that nearly runs parallel in certain respects. Also incorporating; establishing a connection with a fine musical piece is also of interest.
There will always be further articulation; elaboration relative to whatever vector I have acquired at any given time, and of course my frame of mind acting as catalyst to affect the nature of a work being formulated is a variable as well resulting in some very unusual - or downright bizarre - passages indeed.
I may expand upon some of your areas of inquiry; focal points here and elsewhere another time.
I have been subjected to various extravagant theories regarding what is often referred to in occult jargon as the "Abyss". Many if not all explanations are quite metaphorically laden as often is the case because I believe most have no idea what the fuck they are talking about. Especially when it comes to Jewish mysticism - although I'm not Jewish.
Crowley often spoke of these sephiroth, which is where I got it from. It begins as a zero volume that then begins a process of expansion. Each sehpirah is representative of a period of cosmic anabolism. Each expands outward, and each successive expansion is a superset of its' predecessor - an onion with it's numerous layers is perhaps an adequate metaphor.
So by applying a contemporary cosmological twist on this mysterious element; fortified by a schematic of the tree of life. All aligns perfectly, and It becomes quite clear(at least to me) what the allusion is here.
The sephirotic names referred to below are merely metaphors for various phases of cosmic anabolism. I am personally indifferent to them perhaps leaning more towards cringeworthy with regard to some.
The aetherial expansion is initiated by Kether(singularity; zero volume, or primordial point); continues through the emanations of Chokmah and Binah where the process itself, i.e. the propagating aether, creates the vast nothingness known as the Abyss.
The initial expansion(inflation) is believed to have occurred at superluminal speeds until formation of the Abyss was complete. The process then begins to slow as the sephiroth of the formative, and manifested worlds are emanated - each world is a collective pertaining to one or more sephiroth.
The above process renders the Abyss in mechanical terms. Speed of expansion, and timing with regard to emanation of the sephiroth is what creates the Abyss.
Once the final sephirah of the supernal triad is emanated(Binah; black queen scale), the propagating aether continues at light speed or greater for a time while no other spheres(concentric and expanding) are being manifested. This creates an untraversable lacuna between the holy trinity(as it may be called) and the remaining seven sephiroth, otherwise known as...
Speaking of the "Abyss"; reminiscent of yet another parcel of occult jargon is the concept of a "veil".
A veil being something that hides; conceals. As if to be taken from the very definition of the term "occult" - that which is hidden.
I can say that reason is not a bridge to all truth. Meaning that absurdities do in fact exist; obscurring knowledge that cannot be arrived at via conventional means - an allusion to a veil of some manner and degree.
Knowledge is a name given to the Abyss; also considered to be a veil. Thought by some to be the eleventh sephirah. Although this appears to conflict on some level with the eleventh path. Where the number eleven is already assigned the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet - the commencement of the enumeration of the twenty two paths concurrently as the major arcana; the spheres being associates of the minor. Ergo zero to daath, and quite fittingly as it is an empty emanation.
Crowley made reference to the Abyss as total chaos; it has no number for in it all is confusion. The reason why is because it is akin to stepping from the macroscopic material into the microscopic; quantum world, and quite literally as what lies above the Abyss is the supernal triad which is the microcosmic aspect of the tree(of life) - a context often referred to as Qabalah/Kabbalah.
So ultimately there is a convergence to one absurdity here, among others. That is that either a thing be eternal, or materialized from nothing.
I would however posit that primordial consciousness does not require space for its' existence apparently appearing prior to and in the absence of it.
So the vague "something from nothing" at least gets an upgrade to: emergence via a zero volume existence. One could even be content with this and move on in lieu of perpetually playing "The Banshee Chapter" on this to fortify; see other that may lie...
There is occasional talk of primordial conditions, points, or singularities. A scenario existing prior to the initiation of space and time, i.e. the aetherial expansion.
The Theoretical Physicists have their God Particle; their Higgs Boson, but I have the Godseed. This paradox where it all transpires without beginning nor end - yes the Absolute.
This existence where everything is upside down and inside out; quite literally. This primordial container of elemental(materials; density) and spiritual(consciousness) infinity.
Never any proof in garnering any method to the madness, however this formula for calculating density came to mind.
Pertinent to existence(or negative existence); prior to the dawn of time when spatial volume(V) is zero and static. According to the above, and most modest formula. When a finite amount of matter(M) becomes a subject of this zero volume existence, its density(D) becomes infinite.
Ergo something vaguely supportive of these infinities that I am somewhat drawn to from time to time.
So really all this comes down to is division by zero, but I have this obsession of being some sort of fucking improvisational scribe, and still have not ceased writing shit on these internet forums, and this song has absolutely fucking nothing to do with what I just said, but it's really good.
The redundancy alarm is sounding a bit; maybe it's just me.
Speaking of free will, these guys wrote a song about it. I suppose Rush is one of those bands where nearly every song they wrote could seed a script to form the basis of an entire movie; I have heard others say this as well.
The concept of infinite regression has surfaced many times over the years, and I don't recall anyone providing a straight forward solution that is prominent to mind.
Concurrently for myself there is no eureka moment that comes to mind with respect to this, but an incidental occurrence in formation of a surrounding paradigm.
The Hermetic axiom: as above so below; synonymous with: as within so without. Could serve as a root principle here by treating this particular cosmological setting as a duality. Thus rendering the microcosmic and macrocosmic counterparts.
The macrocosm; that which is 'without', or external physical time undergoes an oscillating type of existence. At this juncture an analogy may be formed between the micro and macrocosmic aspects functioning within this four dimensional reality construct. Time 'within', as internal; perceived by consciousness, and time 'without' as external change, or physical time consisting of all that is outside of us.
The above analogy is reflected via the initial conditions where what was within - this zero volume; primordial point, or singularity - became that which is without reiterating the: as within so without; as above so below, i.e. the aetherial expansion which marks the beginning of macrocosmic space and time.
Ergo, the space and time pertinent to the macrocosm cannot infinitely regress if it does not exist - a singularity preceding the duality - resulting in these static, timeless, and eternal states of non existence which seemingly circumvent this infinite regression.
I'm still alive... CHECK! Still cool... CHECK! Still awesome... CHECK! Still writing... CHECK! Getting old... CHECK!
Shout outs to all my cyberhomies out there:
Dan Dread! What's up!? Good to see you. I though you vanished forever!
Beast Xeno! Where you at?!
Jason King! I saw you came back to youtube making new videos. Awesome! But you need to chill on the weed! If I didn't know any better, I'd suspect you were trolling 'that other place,' periodically.
Guys, I think my trolling days are over... it's been 10 years. I'm not a troll anymore. Wait... no it isn't. I just need a new place. No more good watering holes anymore lol.
I remember that one day when MySatan was deleted... me and Dan were amongst the few people watching the event live, as it was happening. So Dan says to me something like: "What will you do when MySatan's gone? You're gunna lose your watering hole." Dan was right.
I'm pondering on using Amazon Kindle as a new platform to troll motherfuckers. Write fake books and shit just to read the reviews!
Thanks for stopping by Bartho LeMule; that's quite a link to some literature you've left behind there. Appears to be in context though, i.e. on the same page, for the most part.
Yes my occult endeavors have evolved into this modest little craft I suppose you could call it. Combining; coordinating alternate states with music, and original writings. I still enjoy doing it, so here I am.
See you next year if all is still viable. It is a lonely place here. I don't get much company. Ciao.
It is true and quite evident that most things have a beginning; an end, including the Earth, and ultimately the universe. Science must even be relied upon to establish a chronology of cosmology, and beyond that is primarily for the sake - in the realm - of the theoretic, and academic, and there is nothing wrong with that in the absence of personal bias; agendas - a major influence one woud do well to stay clear.
In my area of the occult however since I am already immersed in the arena of existential origins, something from nothing and the like. While it is true that things come and go, one may also ask : but where exactly do they go? And also, from where did they come? Regardless of the answer, it is truly miraculous, or perhaps even better, magical; occult?
As far as a conclusion of accepting what we can readily see. Even although it may not appear that way, this is basically how I arrived at this idea of eternal recurrence. I then later discovered the mention of this by others, namely Friedrich Nietzsche.
It all begins with what I know and can observe at a most basic level, and the idea comes to fruition when contemplated in the context of nonlinear time, i.e. eternity(without beginning or end). Of course one needs to believe in eternity; see it as I do, i.e. eternal polarity which I have come to regard as an Absolute.
I can agree with things coming and going, but if one states that a thing(even identical) will only come and go once within a timeless realm where numbers have no value other than the inner finite models that are infinitely perpetuated by it - this eternal beast. Well now, that is where we would differ.
Death still remains very real, and it is complete and utter bullshit to sugar coat it with nonsensical fantasy the way others have done.
I am a theist, although my definition of God most certainly differs from the majority of the herd, and Isis, my darkest queen of the Abyss - third emanation to the Qabalist - awaits. As I am never a stranger to her loving arms of death.
So where am I at now within this mindfuck that is our reality? Nowhere. It doesn't exist. At least not the way we think. Spatial dimensions are illusions created by consciousness. There is no fucking space. There never was. It's all illusory. A never ending dream initiated by some sporadic, and yet persistent; substantial, and primordial thing - consciousness.
Fractally propagating architect of the Absolute - it never ends - never begins - it is nothing; from nothing, but obviously something. You get the idea?
Whether "reality" is a mindfuck or not, one's mental construct is never incognito or illusory, without root or purpose. The higher dimensions above third are a revelation of consciousness rather than vice versa, unless you can fathom a dual/reverse causality outside of time, where effect precedes cause (not uncommon). Prigogine said: "The more we know about our universe, the more difficult it becomes to believe in determinism."
Consciousness is greater than the flesh sum of its parts and defies satisfactory definition.
It is true that this macrocosmic four dimensional reality construct is technically not illusory. That would deal with a semantics of what is real which is somewhat ambiguous. So for all intents and purposes it may be said to be real.
Perhaps internal would be more accurate. Much in the same way our dreams are expanded internally within us, but not external to us, i.e. extra; inner dimensions. Quite literally, as well as poetically, a dream within a dream. So the fact that there are spatial constructs created within a prime construct that don't overlap, conflict, or interfere with one another. This renders physical space in a way contrary to how it is normally perceived, or, an illusion.
Even the dimension of time appears to function independently although concurrently with that of the macrocosm. It could at least be said that there are distortions occurring.
So it seems reasonable that with regard to these internal reality constructs generated by consciousness. That the initial acausal aspect apparently has infinitely greater persistence, stability, and intricacy et cetera than its' microcosmic counterparts that exists within it.
The universe is a very complex thing. This building up of forms commencing at a quantum level from within a zero volume, i.e. the unfolding; cosmic anabolism of the macrocosmic dreamscape appears to take a few eons to arrive at this current state.
This is an outlandish concept, and one of the very reasons it is so elusive. Arrived at primarily via extrapolation, and tempered with reason to such an extent that it can be.
This cosmic anabolism becomes a mental process of the primordial in lieu of mechanical in a conventional sense.
So several decades ago when one of my elementary teachers said that "space must be endless. If not what could be at the end, a wall? And what would be on the other side of this wall? More space?" I should have replied : there is no fucking space, it's an illusion. Oh well, as it is said : hindsight is 20/20, or is it?
An existence of nothing from nowhere, but of course really is something.
So once upon a time within a macrocosmic dreamscape. I pondered the notion of color, and how it could function as part of an occult ritual; being somewhat relevant with respect to garments, candles, and things of the sort.
I soon realized that color was not as it appeared to be. In fact, that there is no color, just as there is no space(an allusion to the prior). What we have are these inifinitely small serpentine forms whose oscillations are measured in planck lengths I believe. Snakes abound, watch out, i.e. you get shot in the head with the snake of light. You see color.
So the result is serpentes abundare which I refer to as the ambient energy configuration. The epiphany of a transparent construct.
Watch out for the snakes. Especially this one, my favorite one...
I believe I prefer : as within so without over : as above so below. The difference being that the former is precisely a literal maxim while the latter serves as analogy pertinent to one having their feet firmly planted on some biosphere - an appropriate context for : as above so below.
The former also makes fairly explicit allusion to the cosms, and one other thing : within; without - in; out. In; out. Yes. I believe that pretty much sums it up, for me anyway.
The higher dimensions above third are a revelation of consciousness rather than vice versa, unless you can fathom a dual/reverse causality outside of time, where effect precedes cause (not uncommon).
Emergence via a no-time paradox did present itself as a major obstacle to be overcome, and still does to some degree. Time is change, and if there is no time than nothing can ever happen. Thus rendering a static eternal state existing in the absence of time, or, nothing.
An elaboration of time may help to shed some light on this. To observe time as having a dual implementation. There is microcosmic time, i.e. the time that is perceived by consciousness as a passing of moments, and then there is macrocosmic time which is the time that exists external to us as change in the macrocosm. So the : as within so without is applicable here - time that exists within as opposed to time that exists without. Microcosmic, and macrocosmic, respectively.
So this dual model of time may be applied to this fundamental duality of : Within; without. Something; nothing. Existence; non existence. This model is forever oscillated as a foundational aspect of the Absolute.
One could form analogies, and extrapolate given the reflective nature of existence. Time within the primordial prior to creation would be tantamount to time within the microcosm as perceived by consciousness. Macrocosmic time does not exist before the aetherial expansion which is the beginning of spacetime.
So this problem of time, and emergence in its' absence now becomes a function of what is within the zero volume aspect of the absolute in lieu of that which is without - the macrocosm.
The solution to what exactly is transpiring within the primordial is to be found by examining its' microcosmic counterparts, and the various modes therein.
What exactly are the triggers for descension, and ascension with regard to hypnagogic, and hypnopompic states.
Were there ever a case of true magic. The acausal would be its' secret.
Apprehension of existential origins undoubtedly results in that which is deemed incomprehensible, unknowable, or ineffable. This becomes quite evident when one attempts to reason it out. Resulting in numerous paradoxes, i.e. conventional logic has now been surpassed. Game over.
Of course one could accept various absurdities, and press on. Implementing an upgraded form of reasoning; being a superset of it's predecessor, e.g. including but perhaps not limited to extrapolation; formation of analogies.
Having reduced the Absolute to an eternal polarity; forever oscillated. One may wish to take it a step further, and speculate as to the nature of this duality.
The dominant, primary, or significant state being that of a zero volume. There is nothing else in existence, period.
What materialization may manifest within the parameters of this zero volume? What type of entity may magically converge here via this zero volume existence?
A zero dimensional point particle. The substance; mechanics of which is a fundamental aspect of all material. A solidification of mental; apex of substantial manifestation.
Just as a conception of god differs from the masses, so be that of an angel/archangel as well. Derived from one paradigm, and supported by another.
Meta : from the Greek - above and beyond, and tron. The familiar suffix appended to this, and other primary particles of the same type replicated on a lower arc.
- Metatron : the first; archetypal electron of the primordial, i.e. when zero becomes one. The something from nothing; the archangel of the primordial universe.
Not usually my first thought concerning angels, but that's different.
Pertinent to consciousness. There is an aspect that is forever changing; evolving, and there is also a part that is static, and eternal. Never changing; always present; being a reflection of the Absolute.
A mainstream physicist; a theoretical and astrophysicist : one isn't sure if the universe had a beginning, or is eternal. Really? Another declares the universe as a melody of strings vibrating in eleven dimensions - an allusion to M-theory. Sounds wonderful. And finally the Big Bang; expansion from a zero volume model. My favorite.
Okay I go with the astrophysicist - the latter - but I won't name names.
Anyway. We already know all this, and have elaborated extensively. Everywhere. It's insanity. Like when they all escaped from the nuthouse, and pretended to be doctors. Yeah. It's like that.
Dawkins piece of the pie is too small, but evolution and time are obviously factors. The aesthetics of the Venusian archetypes are becoming overwhelming, and dominating my current state - one sided polarity-
So one morning last week I say to my housemate "I felt Spring when I was in the kitchen". She's clueless as usual, and then a little while later we see a flock of Robins outside, and I say "See, I told you I could feel Spring" - still clueless.
Spring is really something to look forward to in Maine because it means oil buying season is nearly over. And the only thing I dislike about Summer is the bugs, but when contrasted with the other I say bring it on.
Any material construct when reduced to an extreme becomes nothing, or at least something that is not material. Electrons, quarks, and gluons - all elementary particles that play a role in formation of the material, but they themselves being most fundamental are not made of anything. So there appears to be a common denominator of convergence to something from nothing across various avenues.
Perhaps what this will ultimately boil down to is : what is consciousness.
Consciousness is experiential, but not quantifiable. Like everything else when reduced to a fundamental extreme becomes nothing.
Immaterial dimensional constructs can be quite fascinating and very real. No substance. Nothing.
I suppose given the title of this thread that a synopsis of my experience with the "cat bite" would be appropriate here. And the prior posting pertinent to Ted Nugent just happens to be a pleasant coincidence.
I have suffered two serious bites among a few others that were not so serious. Both leading to what would be referred to as blood poisoning in mundane terms.
The first bite a few years back, and perhaps the worst. Was a case of redirected aggression. It was to the wrist, and very deep. The onset of symptoms occurring within twelve hours. It begins with some redness, and swelling. The apex of the crescendo results in severe pain around the infected area with the redness extending and expanding away from the wound. This is also accompanied by chills, slight fever; mild flu-like symtoms.
In my experience the climax of the pain persists for a couple hours, and the flu-like symptoms for a few hours longer up to a day. The redness and swelling being the last to dissipate.
The second bite was similar to the first although onset of initial symptoms was at around the forty eight hour mark, with the pain being slightly inferior overall at the highest point. This bite was also slightly above the wrist as opposed to a direct hit.
This is certainly nothing to fuck around with, although my disgust of the health care industry outweighs the risk, apparently. As never have I sought medical care, and when combined with corresponding practices of pharmaceutical companies. The cynicism is overwhelming, but what the fuck. I suppose this is the nature of peope in general.
So be wary of the adorable little snugglies. Their bite can be venom, and a death sentence to certain individuals.
But all I ever get is something along the lines of... (Audio could use a bit of a boost. Not easy to find a good copy, but this will do.)
I am content with this. So take that ridiculous ER bill with all its' itemized specialty charges, and shove it right up your ass.
- I believe my credit rating is garnering momentum. Let's not fuck it up now -
A symphony composed of nothing; emanating from nowhere. Yet the realism of these fractally; geometrically (somewhat illusory) propagating architectures substantiating a persistent reality is unequivocal.
It's been done a million times before, ad infinitum. Fucking Godseed, fucking nothing, fucking...
I seriously could care less about worldly bullshit, or what happened hundreds or thousands of years before people even had the appropriate implements to properly wipe their own ass, and thought the world was flat.
It's just a game. That's all. Soon to be over. Never asked if I wanted to play. Just tied my hands to the wheel, and spin.
And as far as people go. I am more concerned with what they are, than what they do.
Back to music again; not just listening, but playing as well. Just basic equiptment; a bit of distortion and some clean and intricate soloing. And then there is also the Fender Accoustic for some beautiful fingerpicking lending an alternate path to somewhere.
So I just think of a melody, e.g. Superstar by Karen Carpenter, and take the entire arrangement and transpose it to a single guitar voicing; an instrumental if you will, and had I not grown up with it would probably not be paying it any mind.
Lately I'm seeing the spiritual and the physical as part of the same thing, and less of a duality. Since one really isn't much without the other.
The material manifestations, and the corresponding animating principle; having the same root. The corporeal, and incorporeal attributes seeded initially and developing together. It's all there. An eternal permutation of genetic codes. There is no eternal life, but there is sporadic immortality, perhaps among other things as well.
I'm also not so sure that all aspects of consciousness are as individual and isolated as they appear. Generally speaking, the static and dynamic, or the absolute, and relative parts.
The static; absolute aspect of consciousness is experienced as the same for everyone. A root aspect that resolves to pure being independent of any evolution; the ever present, and never changing : I am.
The dynamic; relative aspects emergence resulting as an infusion; union of the spiritual and material.
So perhaps it could be said that there is an aspect of consciousness that is nothing more than the physical vessel, and is as unique for everyone as the vessels themselves. But that there is also an aspect that is more than this vessel, and that it is experienced as the same for everyone.
Dualities, polarities, and spectra are a fundamental part of existence and are reflected all throughout. Of course this makes perfect sense given the absolute primordial root. The foundational aspect for a tree of life.
Even when taken literally. The fractal geometry of the root structure below, although not identical. Is reflected in that which is above.
Things come and go, but from where do they come, and where do they go...
A single facet of the infinite manifested in the context of unbounded diversity. In what time; in what place. Does eternity even yield a time, or infinity a place. Another illusion from nowhere, this emergent nothingness. Ineffable, but still we write...
This individuality considered as illusion; an extension of the limitless, of the Absolute. If the Alpha and Omega be God, then this be the process which encapsulates these. A dream from nothing, of God itself; further perpetuated.
It is not what we are now that is most important, but what we are a part of, forever.
I become obsessed with the ineffable. It is the highest and most absolute. It's difficult to imagine a zero volume primordial existence. You have a primordial point and nothing else. When this is visualized, by default, it is(usually) surrounded by space, even though it doesn't exist.
So when this primordial existence; this Godseed, is inevitably and unavoidably placed within space that doesn't exist...
It is written on the space itself to declare its negative existence. The ain of the ain soph aur, and from nothing it cometh, the limitless light...
I become obsessed with the ineffable. It is the highest and most absolute. It's difficult to imagine a zero volume primordial existence. You have a primordial point and nothing else. When this is visualized, by default, it is(usually) surrounded by space, even though it doesn't exist.
So when this primordial existence; this Godseed, is inevitably and unavoidably placed within space that doesn't exist...
It is written on the space itself to declare its negative existence. The ain of the ain soph aur, and from nothing it cometh, the limitless light...
Hello again. I can't complain really. Doing the same thing, pretty much; on a different forum. Although at that place you need to register to read the majority of the content, but they do have an unlimited edit feature which can be quite useful at times.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by again and saying hello.
From nothing it comes. Sporadically and periodically throughout eternity. To nothing it returns. Static and timeless. Ad infinitum. The neverending dance of that which is, and that which is not, i.e. rhythm...
This is applied to both the micro and macrocosmic aspects appropriately as they are reflective of one another.
In the microcosm consciousness exists as a zero volume, i.e. unlike its macrocosmic, or material counterpart it is not composed of any significant mass that is quantifiable.
Now from within this zero volume microcosmic existence space may be created, internally. There are a couple ways this can be done. One is to simply visualize a spatial medium and populate it with whatever we wish. The other; more elaborate(from my perspective), and also the reason for this essay, is executed subconsciously via the dreamscape.
The aforementioned spatial mediums do not garner much consideration as the physical four dimensional reality construct we exist in, but are they really that much different from one another? I believe the answer is yes and no.
The microcosms are but fragments, extensions, or manifestations of the initial macrocosmic primordial point, or, Godseed, which of course also existed as a zero volume prior to the aethereal expansion which marked the beginning of this illusory four dimensional wonderland we now exist in.
In the microcosm this illusory spatial medium is created by the mind of man; in the macrocosm it is the mind of God, The All, the primordial, or whatever you wish to call it. That's the primary difference - an aspect of the source as opposed to the source itself - unified as a singular entity at the dawn of time.
- ergo - consciousness is the only real existence. It is the rabbit hole forever expanding within itself, yet rendering the illusion of an outward expansion, or, as within so without(well, not exactly).
Also I have very recently read : all is mind. Yes, I suppose you could put it that way, or said another way, my way :
A virtual limitless expanse from within the mind of God - infinite consciousness.
These are all just rough drafts here, and that's all they will ever be unless they are rewritten somewhere else.
I like it. It's a hobby. Something to do. Like climbing in to the black and red Dodge Charger on a Sunday afternoon; heading off to the Eagles Club to play pool and have a few Pina Coladas. IKR, my drink selections may seem a bit odd this time around. Okay done.
In conjunction with a zero volume existence, and static eternal states; also relating to the problem of infinite regression.
When the theoretical physicists say that space and time was created with the Big Bang, what does this mean? Does this mean that space was created within space, no, and this is a legitimate reason why multiverse theories appear invalid. With multiverse theories infinite space is just assigned a new term, referred to as the 'bulk', another name for infinite space, a fallacy.
Infinite space, regardless of how it is referred, cannot exist. There are reasons for this. When the theoretical physicists say that space is expanding, they do not mean that it is expanding into other space. They, as I, mean that it is expanding into nothing.
Similar to the problem of infinite regression, although in lieu of time, space is the issue at hand; one cannot exist without the other, with respect to the macrocosm only.
So to make a long story short for a drunken scribe(it's a rewrite), the Kabbalists have(possibly among others), as I have, solved this problem by understanding nothing as the default state of existence, although more akin to an oscillating partnership, i.e. eternal polarity.
So it is true, that something, does in fact come from nothing. This is the primordial god to the Qabalist - I AM Eheieh, synchronous with a convergence to one from zero - Metatron - the archetypal electron; thus begins the cosmic anabolism of the primordial universe.
I am well aware of the fact that most don't give a fuck about this, but I need to write, something, as opposed to, nothing.
- a product of dual internal alchemy, i.e. plus alchohol, not that it matters.
The six sephiroth of Yetzirah with Tiphareth at center forms a perfect hexagram directly in the middle of the tree. The legion of Seraphim corresponds to the fifth emanation, and the top left point of the hexagram.
The Seraphim are sometimes referred to as the guardians of Gods' presence. Which may also be interpreted as saying that they are guardians of the abyss, and yields a familiar HGA acronym. Although in this context representing holy guardians (of the) abyss.
The SIXTH sephirah of Yetzirah surrounded by SIX holy spheres. The SIX points of the hexagram with the Sun at center. The fiery serpents above each having SIX wings.
Although I have made somewhat of an attempt not to, I have on occasion mentioned the Tree of Life, or, Qabalah. So for what it's worth I may as well also mention a rough integration, or correlation with that of a contemporary cosmology via a recent inquiry as quoted below:
I feel like you're saying the Tree of Life is just a 2-D representation of something much greater. So instead of focusing on the tree's pillars, instead view it wholly as concentric spheres. Kether being the innermost and most subtle, and Malkuth being the outer most and most gross, no? I visualize a golden spiral flowing out from Kether into Malkuth. By aethereal expansion, do you mean, in essence, creation? Also, where is Daath in this model?
Well it's a two dimensional model of a four dimensional universe. Multiverse theories aside it is understood that there are more than the standard four dimensions of three spatial plus time, but I still refer to a four dimensional universe, most times.
Yes, according to Kabbalah as well as a current cosmology. The universe expanded from a singularity, or primordial point, also known as Kether - the Crown. So the sephiroth become names to signify this expansion at various stages of cosmic evolution.
The onion metaphor works well. Kether is the core, and the sephiroth become the layers of the onion, so Malkuth would be the final layer, or, the skin. The onion in its' entirety is representative of the universe, or, Tree of Life.
Another way of looking at it is that God represents a seed that germinates and undergoes a process of growth/expansion ultimately resulting in this Tree of Life.
The spiral is symbolic here as well as it has a few associations. One being that of an inward movement approaching micro infinity, and that of an outward approaching macro infinity - microcosm; macrocosm. The spiral is a sacred geometry; of course there is more to that.
Yes the aethereal expansion is a creative process, but only refers to the creation of space, or the aether as opposed to any terrestrial medium. The dimension of time exists by default during this expansion process since movement cannot exist in the absence of it(time).
Daath, or the Abyss is an aethereal layer that separates the supernal triad from the other seven sephiroth. The name given to Daath is knowledge.
Yes the aethereal expansion is a creative process..
A process of Growth and Self-Becoming.
Like how our own Mind "expands/grows." There was a time when I was 5-years-old and couldn't understand complex math and philosophy. But as Mind grows and expands within itself, it expands in Capacity and Potentiality. It is indeed a creative process: the Matrix in the process of creating itself.
It is No-Thing expanding, and growing within itself. Like mindspace expands in content [thoughts, memories, etc] as we get older. But such an expansion is sans volume.
All there ever is, really, is just the illusion of going beyond zero. The dreamscape has dimension to us only while, and because we exist within it, but is a zero volume, or a no-thing relative to the macrocosm.
The macrocosm has dimension to us because we exist within it, but technically is also a zero volume as it is an internal construct of the primordial consciousness.
This solves the problem of infinite space as it now becomes a mental process of the primordial in lieu of mechanical in a conventional sense.
Either is there infinite regression as the aetherial expansion regresses only to a point prior to the beginning of space and time at which point it becomes a no-thing in an absolute sense. A static eternal state of nothing in which emergence now becomes a function of the acausal.
In this scenario existence becomes like that of a pendulum, forever oscillated without beginning or end.
I find trouble in using time as a dimension since we have soo much difficulty in pinning it down to a coherent understanding. In a sense it's linear as everything always moves "forward"(young always grows old, travel can always be predicted) yet it doesn't have any reference point that all is tethered to. It exists in observation but isn't anywhere at all. There's something more to it we're missing that I think we put the cart before the horse in considering it something almost tangible.
"Of course we have free will, because we have no choice but to have it." -Hitchslap
One aspect that qualifies time as a dimension is the fact that it is an existential component containing measurement. The measurement is relative to change or movement within the macrocosm, however it is a bit more abstract than the spatial dimensions.
The initial reference point that time is tethered to roughly begins with the inflation of the universe. Prior to this there is no time, or space, nor can there be any further regression of the macrocosmic aspect as it has ceased to exist.
This is tantamount to the macrocosm returning to a microcosmic state, singularity, or primordial point.
Even the very name of this mighty and majestic god may be resolved in meaning to that which is a most prominent symbol of its headdress.
Ra also known as Re - pronounced ray as in ray of light which are also of course the transverse energy waves; sine waves - the invisible serpents. Emanated by the sixth sphere and propagated via the aethereal medium with purpose and intent; destined for the terrestrial sphere - the kingdom.
The egyptian patronage is gratuitous with archaic reverie, a la Temple of [s]et and protoges. It couldn't pick any original source because its inspiration was and remains a prototype meant for proliferating obsolete memes, and eventual iniquity by covert means. Your daily video blasts are reflective of an ad-blasting ever-present commercial machine to which you are a mere slave. Ads ads ads.
This, after the disruptive 2002 Helsinki Conclave, serves as notice to reconsider allegiances.
The egyptian patronage is gratuitous with archaic reverie, a la Temple of [s]et and protoges. It couldn't pick any original source because its inspiration was and remains a prototype meant for proliferating obsolete memes, and eventual iniquity by covert means.
The catalyst for the segment in question was brought about by observing reflections of the serpent across the various elements. In this particular instance it would be most pertinent to the aerial and aethereal mediums.
First there was an observation that involved an analogy of the serpent as energy. The serpentine mode of transport with that of the sine wave as transverse energy waves. Remove six letters from within 'serpentine' to yield 'sine'.
This also forms an interesting connection with Lucifer(the serpent) as the light bringer, bearer, or even transformer in a most direct and fundamental way as the light waves themselves are of serpentine form.
I observed some Egyptian relief carvings depicting aethereally emitted serpents of the Sun, and last but not least there was Ra the god of the Sun; adorned of the golden serpent wrapped sphere.
Conditioned to think of paint or pigment as color, but it's actually more of a magical substance that alters the frequency of rebounding light waves. Paint has no actual color, but its material composition is magical in that it can transform ambient energy(normally white light), which results in a metaphorical pouring out of color into the microcosm via the visual mechanism.
- ergo - magic in plain sight. No pun intended.
- i.e. the beauty, the aesthetics of color, and the pigments whose function serve as medium for the resulting energetic(serpentine) energy waves that propagate the terrestrial and aethereal medium. Collectively the Iseal medium, i.e. the Isis of creation.
One may call it science, but in all actuality, it is a single facet of an ultimate, and for all intents and purposes, ineffable illusion that goes to the core of existence, and beyond...
In admiration of my darkest queen, Isis. Attributed to her the culmination of possibility for all things beautiful. Namely the Venusian archetypes whose diversity and magnificence of beauty never ceases to arouse.
My darkest queen and mother of creation, Isis. Whose infinite beauty is manifested without bounds. I adore thee. Creature I am; having eyes to see, and knowing thy place in your loving arms of death.
Consciousness, the animating principle, does appear to have a most significant and profound manifestation just rearward of the visual mechanism, yet it is nowhere to be found, precisely.
It does appear to be within the brain to an extent, the central processing unit for the physical vessel, so, does it exist there?
- formation of analogy -
Electricity is also an animating principle for various harware, such as a computer for example, which also has a central processing unit, along with various peripherals. Does this animating principle exist only withinin the CPU, is that its home? Of course not, the animating principle in this case has a direct source that it is plugged into, although there is something analogous to batteries that require charging as an alternative source.
So the electric animating principle will either be mostly everywhere(on), or nowhere(off). If the hardware had reasoning it may be fooled into thinking it exists only within the primary processing unit, which is not the case.
The physical body is also electric. Electricity is a flow of electrons which are fermions or matter particles. I don't believe consciousness to be material, so I would believe consciousness to be more along the lines of energy, or light, or perhaps even an atom of a special element that is seated within - matter and energy.
It could be said, possibly, that scale may be a factor pertinent to the elusiveness of consciousness, or that the thing that the vessel is plugged into may in fact exist elsewhere; externally.
Ultimately the analogy is mostly relevant between two or more electrically driven platforms, so a bioelectric system appears to also have something existing on top of this - a controller agent. Even electrically driven computer platforms require an external agent, or, operator.
Self contained bioelectric systems having a built-in, or somehow plugged-in to (of type) energetic, or bosonic counterpart.
I suppose in hindsight I can observe more of a distinction within this minor hierarchy of animation.
The never ending cycle of creation and destruction conforms to a rhythm much akin to breathing. It is this rhythm that is also one of the Hermetic principles. In the microcosm this act is periodic, but is at the same time also sporadic - ergo the rhythmic aspect. In the macrocosm this is the divine song of creation; its' accompanying melody, and of course harmony.
In the beginning Isis exhaled the breath of creation into existence, the aethereal medium; the propagating aether; the air of the universe - without which nothing else could be possible.
Every breath of this divine goddess is measured in aeons. Every outward flow is the beginning of a new universe; every inward flow, or return, is its end.
The ebb and flow of all that is, was, and ever will be, and also that which is not. Glory to the queen of the universe; she that breathes life into that which is dead.
Some reasonble persons might just conclude that consciousness is a result of emergence via one or more factors, e.g. electrical and chemical interactions....
And just leave it at that. Somewhat synonymous with saying that the universe began with the Big Bang because something happened, and looking no further.
Where the only element omitted in paragraph one would be an energetic component, which does appear to resolve somewhat an ambiguous missing piece of the puzzle since energy, or light does happen to have a recurring theme here from my perspective, although mostly relating to the primordial. Although in this particular case one might not be referencing light as the visible portion of the EM Spectrum, but some other form of electromagnetic energy; most likely traced back to the primordial - that which emerged from nothing.
So with respect to microcosmic consciousness there is the where, when, and how - perhaps always a how, but not always a why.
It seems obvious where consciousness manifests as previously posted. Unless this is illusion and it is somehow projected there, within the brain.
As far as the when. One guess would be at around three weeks after conception when the electrical system is fired up and the heart begins beating.
So you have the gross material vessel with its electrochemical reactions at the base of this hierarchy of animation; augmented and complimented with an intricate array of electrical tapestries - fractals within as without.
Something analogous to an energetic animating principle at the apex of this here.
With consciousness manifested as energy, from energy, as most everything else is. According to the law of conservation, the energy may change forms, or manifestations, but remains constant, i.e. never ceases to exist - at least for the duration of the universe anyway.
Speaking of energy, most use the term loosely. Some would call electricity energy; not me, technically it isn't.
You have the four fundamental forces of nature which are energy, as far as I know. Some believe these were unified into a singular superforce prior to the aethereal expansion...
Which just sounds like another way of saying the limitless light from nothing. If this is not the acausal; unmoved mover, it's about as close as you can get.
In this context everything is formulated via this abstract energy. Referring back to Einstein who stated reality as illusion, albeit a persistent one, and Tesla who claimed that frequency, energy, and vibration were key to unlocking the secrets of the universe. Conclusion...
The problem of solving infinite regression with respect to the macrocosm does not resolve it entirely as there still exists an eternal sequence of events. Although in lieu of the universe, or, macrocosm existing as static, infinite, and eternal where one could infinitely regress backwards through time. The scenario of infinite regression is now transferred to an acausal continuum.
One difference would be that the acausal continuum exists in the absence of space, although one inquiry would be whether or not the primordial aspect undergoes hypnagogic and hypnopompic states as would be reflected in the microcosmic manifestations.
So while one may not physically regress through the acausal in the same manner as one would a contiguous and infinite space/time construct. It could be said, technically, that because it is not possible to traverse physically from one acausal manifestation to the one before due to periods of macrocosmic non-existence. That hypothetically (in thought) it is understood that there was something before this, and also something before that, ad infinitum.
- infinite regression as it relates to an unbroken space time continuum versus an acausal continuum where there exists nothingness between each of an infinite array of manifestations, or, universes.
I listen to this music and observe all this feminine beauty. Creation wields an infinite array of beauty, but this would be my favorite(I know I am not alone here), and of course at the other end of the spectrum there is an infinite and averse array of ugliness as well which adds a measure of depth perception to existence.
I realize that I am not only an observer here, but that I am internally connected to all of these things. For a moment I ponder how bizarre it all seems, but at the same time realize the perfection of it, and that I would not change anything.
My focus changes to the primordial with an inquiry of : how the fuck did you do this? I don't know exactly how you did it, but you fucking did it, but then again, I suppose you've always been doing it.
Not a day early and we're eager for the 31st. Strategically just before all saints day, and may as well claim some of those saints who were vilified or disemboweled by the church which now honors them. You would expect whiplash from that kind of turnaround, but then again they enjoy kink. So asd is a day for feeble hypocrisy to showcase itself within that church, attempting to sweep away the preceding Halloweens and Mardi Gras' for a time being. But it's futile.
Even when there is apparently nothing left to do. There still lingers a desire, or need to do something - perhaps moreso when under influence of psychoactive, as is the case.
Perhaps this lingering desire will be so until death. Which brings me to death and time. This duo being mutually exclusive.
Time is for the living; there is no sense or awareness of time(obviously) when you are dead...
What does this mean? Although aeons may come and go for the living, time does not exist for the dead, ergo, death and rebirth appear instantaneous - if you were aware upon reemergence to assimilate the process it would appear as a few winks, or the single blink, of an eye - though in reality billions of years have elapsed.
The problem here again though is that this circumvents the nature of consciousness since it remains undefined to a large extent.
And for a random out of context choice it would be this.
I suppose aside from daily requirements, life can be as simple or complex as you make it.
This forum has a wealth of information(or pointers to it), yes, I realized this again earlier, way too much to assimilate, and the same could be said of the ONA literature as well, et alia.
There is this mod named Fist who has Frederick Nietzsche at the top of his reading list. I haven't paid a whole lot of attention to FN, but I am aware of the fact that what may be considered a crucial aspect of his core philosophy is also the crux of what I appear to be converging upon as well...
Along with the recent mention of Judas Priest, Frederick Nietzsche, and the winds of eternity. I conclude "Riding On The Wind", ad infinitum of course.
- knowing that dude though, I'm sure the wind wasn't the only thing being ridden.
Firepower was decent, I agree, as was the album before, REDEEMER OF SOULS. Overall good production/sub-sonic frequencies, but still a tendency to use the same Pantera-esque riffs instead of digging deeper and coming up with more memorable ones. Minor complaint, but one just the same.
Firepower had a decent guitar riff; the rhythm and tempo was good. Haven't heard much of the new stuff, but love the old stuff from the eighties.
I prefer the older Metallica, but I suppose I've pretty much grown tired of most of it. I will say that the band has always been extremely tight musically, and Hetfield is insane with some of those riffs he plays using all downstrokes.
I remember when I first heard Guns N' Roses I didn't care for Axls' vocals. I remember they seemed a bit harsh, like someone that smokes too much, but in comparison with some of the music I've been subjected to lately.
Don't know much about Rage Against The Machine, but I do know this...
Mathematics is the language of the universe, and it was born of its initial expansion. This is what we have come to refer to as the aethereal expansion. The commencement of the anabolizing of material (heavenly)bodies, and all other material that mathematics or physics may be applied. If there is nothing physical, there is no physics. There is no mathematics.
The universe is an aspect of an abstract model. The model itself is eternal; the universe isn't. One model incorporating numbers that seems appropriate here though would be a binary model.
This is Yin; Yang, and it is the language of the ineffable which transcends anything material(or its associations). It defies reason as it is eternal. It may well be the harbinger of the unmoved mover as this obscure process encapsulates all that is, as well as that which is not. It is eternal polarity and it is the realm of the acausal.
Thus we have this abstract binary Yin Yang model forever oscillated, i.e. eternal polarity. Zero is Yin, negative, nothing, feminine. One is Yang, positive, something, masculine.
And from the One comes the many - the flow - and the many shall return to the One - the ebb - to nothing,
The Yin/Yang model of eternal polarity does appear to render an alternate twist on the feminine/masculine aspects in comparison with the Tree of Life. The primary difference being that the former delves deeper into the ineffable; basically the limit. Where the model itself has no substantial existence other than as an abstract idea.
Thus there woud exist the feminine Yin(Zero) of absolute nothingness, complimented by the masculine Yang(One) of absolute somethingness.
The Yang here represents the initial stages of the Tree of Life(Hermetic Qabalah); the One also denoting the root sephirah(emanation); Kether, primordial point, or singularity.
So the feminine/masculine aspects are again repeated and reflected within the One, although in a more substantial and materialistic way; existing as a unity.
These aspects are then divided out as the 2nd and 3rd emanations of Chokmah and Binah - Osiris and Isis, respectively.
These primordial components initially being more akin to consciousness, quantum phenomena, and forces, unified or otherwise - waveforms(serpents); frequencies(more serpents) and vibration(the math is the same as frequency) perhaps a common denominator(waveforms; serpents)…
Even the first two stages of the Tree of Life unfolding within a microscopic, or quantum context. It is not until the third emanation, or sphere of development that space and time(by default) are created - the Isis of creation.
The common everyday forces of magnetism, and electromagnetic energy being traced all the way back to the primordial root. The apex of its manifestation currently reflected as an intense and profound animal magnetism.
A major influence here is music that was being played on the radio growing up, and thanks to technology much was acquired later on as well.
This is actually the best computer audio I've ever had. The Klipsch speakers that I bought were too big for my computer desk to accommodate any upright placement, so I layed them on their side. Once I got used to that idea, I then later added the rubber feet that came with them in an unusual but effective manner.
The HK 3490 I have for home audio is pretty decent as well. The initial, and only complaint with this receiver was that the pre-amp factory jumpers that came with it seemed pretty cheap. I tried ordering a pair online, but what I got was junk - audio wise. So I made my own with some heavy copper wire from Home Depot(or maybe it was Lowes), and some heat shrink from Radio Shack. The results were beautiful; the richness and depth. The musical image was, and still to this day is, perfect...
Home audio speakers : Two Infinity Primus 250s, and two Klipsch floorstanding. A + B. Two channel audio. We don't use any of that surround sound crap for music that was initially recorded in stereo. Did try it; didn't like it.
I'm not sure what the deal is with operating systems as of late - no need to name names, but I feel as if I am being forced into some herd mentality where everyone eats, sleeps, and plays exactly the same; perhaps reminiscent of a Pleasantville type setting.
Apparently there are external forces that are obligated to override many individual user settings and preferences with respect to things such as directory views and attributes such as "date created" which is preferable to "date modified" in some cases...
Personalize your OS, and MS will give it a makeover during one of those inevitable 'forced updates' - "we have ways to make you talk".
Probably couldn't be a better time to switch back to Linux, which I'm sure would present some of its own issues, but in comparison with carrying this overloaded heavy sack of an OS that has been accumulating more and more useless mass over the years. I'd say it's about time to set it down, only question is when, exactly, or better yet, take it out into the middle of nowhere and leave it for dead.
Part of this malignant clutter is probably due to all of those information gathering routines(causing incomplete rendering of web pages), and that isn't even the tip of the iceberg.
What a fuckin' mess of an OS - in a few words, but we still have fun with it, for the time being.
I'm not really into mathematics that much; only use formulas once in a while. Mostly arithmetic for daily stuff, and do use a calculator quite often.
Have this friend whom everyone thought was a genius. He was a COBOL programmer back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. So when I decided to take up programming as a hobby, he was somewhat interested.
I did some COBOL programming as well, but wanted to develop for my current OS so Visual C++ it was. It came with four books that were each about four inches thick. These were the Microsoft Foundation Classes, or, MFC. Basically framework routines for Windows, plus many of the older functions as well. Efficient use of these books would help with the code writing aspect to a large extent.
My friend acquired a copy of this development platform as well, and started out by writing this program that would generate sets of Pythagorean triples. I don't recall the specifics, but believe it also had something to do with prime numbers in the solution sets.
I followed suit by developing two mathematical applications. The first was a program that would solve up to a 12X12 matrix using Cramers' Rule. The second one would graph a rational polynomial function of up to ten terms. The graph consisted of a black background with a green grid; the actual graph was in red.
But yeah, I do use a calculator frequently, and the D = M/V formula also became relevent recently.
It's one thing to hypothesize and theorize the nature and dynamics of existence from within a comfort zone, and quite another to delve a bit deeper into the more despairing extremes of the existential spectrum. It will test your philosophy.
Shields may be lowered and you may observe the entire gamut of human existence, in all its glory. It's nothing new, really, but transparentcy is a context dependent variable.
Faces, and Traces of Death, as well as the most recent gore sites can compliment the existential spectrum quite well.
Everything exists. Saying it is one thing; observing, and experiencing is quite another.
Reality. The Architect is most definitely a lord of illusions.
38 Special. I'm not much of a gun enthusiast anymore. I have a couple left, worth mentioning. Still got the S & W .22 which is a pretty cool looking modern handgun, and then I got the Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum which is a bit more reminiscent of the wild west.
The primary difference I see between these two is that one requires a headset(or ear plugs), and one doesn't, really.
I accidently fired the .44 one day at the range without protection; needless to say, we never made that mistake again.
Having said that though, one day at the range there was this military dude there, and I let him try my S & W 629 Classic, and he fired several rounds without protection, and it didn't seem to bother him; said something to the effect that his ears were trained, whatever that means. He even took selfies of himself holding the renown Dirty Harry.
I say fuck that. I need my hearing for music, but for home defense I would grab the .44 with no headset, and yeah there is going to be a catastrophic (((ding))) upon firing - like the Gong Show upside your fucking head, but yeah, it's very reliable, moreso than the .22, for sure.
Sometimes I feel like The Incredible Shrinking Man - the sixties version. The dude became captive in his own basement, and would peer through a screened window at times pondering escape.
I believe it wasn't long after a life or death battle with a Wolf Spider that he approached the screen one last time, and at that point a prisoner no longer. So small he could actually pass through the screen where he settled on a leaf just outside and became nothing.
Smaller than the smallest. I meant something too.
Based on my recollection anyway; given the scale of microcosm to macrocosm. I can definitely relate. Creation is immense. Relatively speaking, in comparison. I am nothing, but also something, too.
That chick in the Raspberries roller skating jam a few posts back. Talk about fuckin' archetypes, and I didn't even realize until after the fact.
But they were all very sweet, and moved beautifully. Their very essence, intrinsic rhythm, and choreography.
I can conceive of the progressive rippling effect; oscillations through the ages of rhythmic emanations bubbling up through the aeons of time and resulting in this sweet little pinnacle of perfectness.
Anabolizing and materializing the waveform from nothingness to complete realization. Consciousness has a knack for rhythm. Good girl.