Random musings on subjects often beyond the reach of the human brain and not touched upon in other sections on my website
A. A multidimensional model of existence.
In Eastern mysticism a model of existence is used showing 7 circles divided into 7 by spokes. Each circle represents a sphere, beginning with the vegetative sphere and ending with the divine.
In my opinion a representation including globes should give a more encompassing representation. The force of gravitation is often represented by a matrix in which the masses of bodies make their imprint and illicit a counterforce being gravitation (if I understand it well). In my simulation of all existence there will be a multiple number of matrices - each one a disc in the global model connected in the center. Each disc_matrix interacts with the next one and each one has grades of being from the lowest (chaotic) till the sublime (divine) There is a three-dimensional disc - the one detected by our senses - but also a consciousness field, which is connected to identity (in all its grades). This globe should be seen as a splendid colourful mass in which streams of interaction whirl from one disc to the other. Each particle in this globe reflects the total as in a hologram - all is potentially present.
- A 2. The fundamental and ultimate question.
What would be the ultimate issue in all existence, even beyond our universe?
Shakespeare quessed it: to be, or not to be.
It is difficult for us to conceive our reality beyond space and time. But it is even more difficult to think of nothingness from which no thing can ever come into being. Yet that must be the ultimate challenge of all existence: annihilation to non-existence. Who knows, there may be forces that, incomprehensible as it may seen, work towards ending all existence, which would even make it vanish - posing a challenge.
- B. On God
The subservience to a God seems part of what Julian Jaynes termed bicameral thinking. A primitive mind that projects archetypes - in this case of a heavenly father. Redemption is enacted by a heavenly son - another archetype.
In non-archetypal thinking God might be seen as the soul of entire existence. The ' I ' of reality, not only of our universe, but of everything existing in non-spacial eternity. Mystics have reported that they came close to a divine source that appeared to them as a giant fountain, radiating an unbelievable splendour. It was of such a heavenly creative power endowed with love that it could only inspire awe to all who beheld it. One thing was for sure, it was completely impersonal.
- C. Mankind as spectator.
The fundamental importance of a conscious and cognitive mankind as ours may be that in our universe, subject to unchangeable physical laws, a body of spectators has evolved. And, as we know from sub-atomic physics: a spectator influences the outcome of a process. We, and the countless other societies of advanced beings on other planets, may influence the outcome of this cycle of existence of the universe merely by being witnesses.
- D. On spiritual levels.
To many people it is fantasy, but man may tune in to spiritual levels and a great life-force. One may wonder after the nature of its source. Can individuals contribute to the progress of quality of our collective unconsciousness ? Even groups of persons? Even beings on other planets, as there are no boundaries on spiritual levels and can we atune to it ?
- E. On coincidence.
Coincidence often shapes our existence. Our physical laws came into being by coincidence occuring during the first fraction of time after the 'big bang'. Coincidence in minor details and happenings influences constantly the chaotic interplay of forces that ultimately shape our history , important events, great inventions, that change the course of our personal lives in the end.
What is the nature of co´ncidence one may wonder. What is behind it ? One approach: the end of the universe from the end to the beginning is predeterminded The outcome is fixed and we move towards it . Co´ncidence being the instrument to force events to occur in such a way that a predestined future will be the outcome. In that view the future casts its shadows backwards. A sort of 'Back to the future', or the future shapes the present. If so, is the future fixed or are detours possible ?
- F. The New Man
Traditions in societies and cultures as well as religions suggest that deep in man is imprinted
an image of the ideal man. In some traditions the archetype of it is represented by the image of a child which in its purity inherits the Kingdom of Heaven.
That image is subject to cultural change. Yet, one wonders where did it
come from? What is the image of presentday ideal man like?
"The New Man" is the title of a book by Maurice Nicoll. He refers to chapter 3 of St.John's
gospel. Jezus' mission was to show that man should be born again - in the spirit."Except
a man be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Those who answer this call would puzzle others:
"The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence
it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."
"The characteristic of a new-born Christian is given as: "Whosoever shall not receive the
kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein. (Mark 18:17). Blessed are
the poor in spirit, the meek and the pure in heart, Jesus says in the sermon on the mount. It is
puzzling that Christians should have adopted the image of a dying man on the Cross instead of
the ideal preached by him. That of the Lamb (Agnus Dei) might be better, but has associations with
animal sacrifice. The image of a child,
pure at heart, seems most appropriate.
The innocence of a young person is natural and not attained by an act of free will.
For a grownup to become like a child would mean laying aside all pretense accumulated in the course of his life. It would involve an enormous sacrifice in
order to become so pure as to stay in contact with a source of grace. In receiving divine grace he is nourished and given a quality of power that transcends all human conditions, yet makes him highly vulnerable.
- G. Survival of mankind after a disaster
In the past decades science has made it clear that a livable world like ours, the emergence of life and finally the human species is the result of an unbelievable chain of lucky 'coincidences' from the 'big bang' onwards. The evolution of man lifted him/her to a living organism capable of self-observation and so a special place in the cold threatening universe. The riddle of the possible existence of a hereafter I have posed in my essay Parapsychology and personal survival after death. Is the consciousness and identity of man completely dependent on his physical existence? If it does persist, as near-death-experiences suggest, the hereafter must have had a similar evolution as mankind on earth. It must have had kind of a history based on erstwhile experiences of life on earth. If a human being has awareness after his death what does it look like? Is it as chaotic as a dream?
I wonder whether man during his physical life can work on the quality of his existence in life after death. In the vision of religion heaven and hell were created as a reward or punishment for life on earth. This postulates a creation by a God of such abodes in like manner as that of the world. We know now that the story of a biblical creation is an exercise in phantasy and so that of a heaven and hell must be as well. No, the hereafter must have had a line of development. And here we arrive at another riddle that of the existence of a sphere of consciousness in which each physical particle makes an impression, like mass in a gravitational matrix. If we go a step further we might consider such particles incorporate a holistic reflection of total existence - up to the divine - potentially. That is to say that these latent qualities are there, but not active.
Returning to man, can he/she tap latent qualities in him/herself that are more-dimensional ? In mystical tradition transcending his cognitive capabilities has always set a person apart from the others. They were shamans, medicinemen, mediums or prophets. In modern life through meditation and other disciplines for contacting and atuning to deeper layers of his consciousness has become a way of life. A way of deeper qualitive living. But it may also have consequences for his future non-earthly life. Now going one step further, can such people in the hereafter become part of a circle that in their sphere transcend far deeper into layers of universal existence that forges them into a body of spiritual significance. Such superhuman fellowship may be(come) a blessing to mankind but also a refuge for its souls if a disaster would strike earth and bring an end to civilisation.
Bewilderd after reading the above hotch-potch? Read my precepts for living.