The Axis of the Universe.
Everything in the Universe has a center of one kind or another and that center is a balance. Think of any equation, the equals sign is in between the problem and the solution. The solution is always the balance to the original problem. The planets revolve around the Sun's center of gravity, the planets rotate on their axis and the galaxies orbit around their center of gravity, which is a black hole. A Black Hole is the balance, or center in the fabric of space and time which is at rest, while the rest of the galaxy revolves around it in a state of movement.
Most people would have trouble imagining how the entire Universe can fit into the tiny singularity that caused the Big Bang, but this can be understood if distance doesn't exist. There is no point in Space where the Universe emerged from, it emerged from everywhere which means that everywhere in the Universe is the Universe's point of origin. If everywhere is the origin then it is only an illusion that the Universe has expanded. Think of a balloon that has expanded, it hasn't gained any extra balloon, it has only been stretched. Its increased size is only an illusion and it isn't any different from its origin. Most people assume that singularity that caused the Big Bang was in the past and it is gone, but if there was no time and space at that time then how could it be in the past? It is the point and the Universe is the empty point which means that the singularity that caused the Big Bang is still here. It is just invisible, but even though it is invisible, it still drives the entire Universe. Try to comprehend that the singularity that started the Universe is still here. It always was and always will be because the was and will be are the same thing as far as the point is concerned.
There is uncertainty as to how the Universe will end. Will it keep expanding forever and eventually fizzle out into nothing? The problem with that theory is that if the Universe is in a membrane, or a circle, which contains it then it technically can't expand forever. The Big Contraction theory is the other possibility that should be considered and it fits in quite well with the notion that the Universe is contained. Just like the Big Bang started from everywhere in the Universe, there is no single point in Space where the Universe would contract to. The Universe would contract to everywhere in the Universe to the container or the singularity that lies underneath it, which is the same everywhere in the Universe. Aleister Crowley said in his book The Tao Teh King that the Universe and everything in it ultimately wants to cancel itself out, "The sole source of energy is the Tao. Who may declare its nature? It is beyond Sense, yet all form is hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Being is hidden within it. This Being excites Perception, and the Word thereof. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, its Name((The. Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X. Thus the universe is always potentially anything and everything, yet actually Nothing.)) operateth continuously, causing all to flow in the cycle of Change, which is Love and Beauty. How do I know this? By my comprehension of the Tao."
The section under the title "The Universe exists because of imbalance, but that balance is elsewhere, in the nowhere" proves Aleister Crowley's point that everything has a negative counterpart that cancels itself out so that the everything is nothing.
The nothing that Aleister Crowley speaks of is that underlying harmony between the polar opposites in which the polar opposites want to contract into again. This underlying state of the Universe is called the Fabric of Space and Time and it is the fullness of emptiness that everything rests upon. The statement that Aleister Crowley made in The Book of the Law has the same meaning when he said all are one and all are none so that unity exists in the nothing.
There's an interesting passage in The Hermetica, in the Asclepius part, that most people reading won't comprehend but which is highly significant, "Do you say that god is of both sexes, Trismegistus?" "Not only god, Asclepius, but all things ensouled and soulless, for it is impossible for any of the things that are to be infertile." If everything has a polar opposite that cancels itself out when the two become one as Aliesiter Crowley stated then in that sense the cancelled out state is the child. That child is the rebirth that comes after the death of the polar opposites, which is what Alchemy is essentially about. It will be explained in a lot of detail in The Prima Materia, First Matter and the One Particle Universe section that this child, or void, is the Prima Materia, or the First Matter, that creates all matter in the Universe. That is how everything is fertile as The Hermetica states.
Just like there was no time and space before the Big Bang, there is not time and space after the Big Contraction and if truth be known there is no time and space in between the two because it is the empty point. How can there be an after the Big Contraction if there is no time and space after the Big Contraction? If the point or the singularity of the Big Bang, the Big Contraction and everything in between are the same then there is really only the point to begin with.
There's a popular quote that has been repeated by quite a few mystics over the centuries in various forms. It says "God is an infinite sphere whose circumference is nowhere and whose center is everywhere." The Universe having it's point of origin everywhere makes a lot more sense now. The circumference, like on a clock, is just an illusion and it is the center that is the thing that is the important thing, because it drives the time and everything else, whether it's the planets orbiting the Sun, the stars orbiting the galaxy, the wind circling around the eye of the storm etc.
Aleister Crowley made a similar statement in The Book of the Law, "In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found." This quote is saying that the Creator is everywhere and nowhere. God, the center is everywhere in the Universe, represented by the sphere and is nowhere and nothing as far as the Universe is concerned.
The Heart Sutra in Buddhism has this quote that is similar to what was just stated, "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness is not separate from form, form is not separate from emptiness. Whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form." Change the words form and emptiness to circumference and point and it is the same thing. The concept of emptiness is very big in Buddhism.
David Goddard, in The Tower of Alchemy, makes this statement about the relationship between the point and the sphere, "For every point upon a sphere is not merely part of that sphere, it is the sphere itself manifesting at one point. A "point" has an inherent sense of selfhood."
There's a cryptic passage in the Corpus Hermeticum XI that says, "Consider this for yourself: command your soul to travel to India, and it will be there faster than your command. Command it to cross over to the ocean, and again it will quickly be there, not as having passed from place to place but simply as being there." If distance doesn't exist then there is no travel, there is only being there as the Corpus Hermeticum says. If everything in the Universe is the center of the Universe then this passage from the Corpus Hermeticum makes more sense. The circle is the distance and the soul exists in the dot, so it is already there anywhere in the empty dot that surrounds the dot.
This means that the soul doesn't need to travel anywhere, because it is already there, in fact it was there before any travel was ever contemplated. Instead the person's consciousness needs to travel from the circumference to the point which means a reduction of time, speed and distance until they are at zero. This is the purpose of meditation in essence.
Imagine a world created in the mind. The person who has imagined the world is present in all parts of it at once, but the same time is in reality nowhere present in it. The person who has imagined the world doesn't need to travel anywhere in it because they are already here, there and everywhere in it and not in it.
There's a quote saying "No matter where you go, there you are", which is hard to find the original source for, but it's a good quote. The consciousness of the individual, the soul, is the point that exists everywhere in the Universe, as The Hermetica stated. Travel for the soul is an illusion.
The third temptation that Jesus Christ was subjected to in Matthew 4 offers him every dictator's dream which is to rule the world. But this has hidden meaning in it as well that no one sees. The very high mountain represents the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds and this is what a mountain represents in the Tarot, it's where the gods lived in ancient Greece and it is where Jesus Christ prayed in the walking on water story. The devil is taking Jesus Christ up the mountain to go beyond time and space so that he can show Jesus Christ all the kingdoms of the world. People assume the devil showed him some kind of vision of the kingdoms of the world but this passage does not say that the devil showed Jesus Christ a vision of all the kingdoms, it says that he saw them all directly with his own eyes. If he was shown a vision then why not just stay at ground level? How is being shown all the kingdoms of the world possible? As explained on the pages called Flying Saucer Philosophy there is no distance, it is an illusion. Jesus Christ was already there, at every kingdom in the world because distance is an illusion. That is how the devil was able to show him all the kingdoms of the physical world at once. Jesus Christ telling the devil to be gone is him rejecting his lower nature and the false splendor of the physical world and at this point he is born again and ready to start his ministry. The center of the Universe is the only thing that exists and by being at the center, Jesus Christ was everywhere at once.
This idea that the devil is above beyond time and space turns up in a book called The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain, where the devil is able to take children he had met on other parts of the world, "It was wonderful, the mastery Satan had over time and distance. For him they did not exist. He called them human inventions, and said they were artificialities. We often went to the most distant parts of the globe with him, and stayed weeks and months, and yet were gone only a fraction of a second, as a rule. You could prove it by the clock."
There are other parts of the New Testament which suggest that distance is an illusion, such as Jesus Christ appearing before his disciples out of nowhere after he was resurrected. In The Book of Revelation there is this interesting quote, "Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." The statement that every eye will see him doesn't mean that everyone will be watching him live on TV. It means that everyone will be watching him in person, right in front of them for the same reason that Jesus Christ could see all the kingdoms of the world. The statement that even those soldiers who pierced him and have been dead for 2000 years will see him clearly suggests that this event is happening in a higher realm that is above time and space. The clouds represent the barrier between the higher and lower worlds which block out the light of the higher realm. When it says that "every eye will see him" it isn't talking about the eyes, but the eye. In other words the All Seeing Eye. The last statement, "who is, and who was, and who is to come", is clearly stating that time and space has no significance to God. This statement is similar to what God said in Genesis "Before the world was, I am." God is in the center and is the center where there is no time, speed and distance.
There's a passage in the Gospel of Thomas that speaks directly about Jesus Christ being omnipresent, "It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there." He sounds like he's saying that he's the Big Bang, doesn't he? If that center that he is still there then of course he would be omnipresent in everything that exists.
That statement from the Gospel of Thomas echoes one from Psalm 139, "Where can I go from Your Spirit; or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me."
Interestingly science itself says that it is possible to observed the entire Universe from once place, but that place requires being in the innermost layer from a Black Hole, as in being in the presence of a Singularity that collapses space and time. This video states that the Photon Ring of a Black Hole reflects the entire Universe and if someone was in this ring they would literally become an All Seeing Eye. Seeing all the kingdoms of the world at once is considered mythology but seeing the entire Universe is science apparently.
Another interesting thing about a Black Hole is that is one was to fall into it and looked up, he would see the Universe shrinking into a point as is shown at 47 minutes in this video. It's almost like the Black Hole is undoing the illusion of inflation that the Universe is. At this point the circle of reality that is the Universe has shrunk back into a point.
It is said that God is omnipresent, meaning he is everywhere at once. But to suggest that he is everywhere in the Universe suggests that he is finite and is kept in the Universe's boundary, whatever that is. It is better to say that there is no distance because that would mean that God isn't within any boundary whatsoever and this overcomes any logic problem with being so massive in the first place.
A good way to say that God is everywhere is to say that he is nowhere since he occupies the nothing. In other words God is both omnipresent and nowhere present. Is someone present in their own thoughts in the world they imagine in their mind?
Another passage in Corps Hermeticum XI states that in order to understand God one has to be equal to God and that means being omnipresent in all time and space, "unless you make yourself equal to god, you cannot understand god; like is understood by like. Make yourself grow to immeasurable immensity, outleap all body, outstrip all time, become eternity and you will understand god. Having conceived that nothing is impossible to you, consider yourself immortal and able to understand everything, all art, all learning, the temper of every living thing. Go higher than every height and lower than every depth. Collect in yourself all the sensations of what has been made, of fire and water, dry and wet; be everywhere at once, on land, in the sea, in heaven; be not yet born, be in the womb, be young, old, dead, beyond death. And when you have understood all these at once - times, places, things, qualities, quantities - then you can understand god."
If that seems too hard then become present in the void that lies underneath all time and space and everything that's contained in them and that way it will be a lot easier to understand God.
The Universe started off as energy after the Big Bang and it still is in reality just tightly compacted energy. Now if there is no distance then that would mean that all of the energy potential of the Universe is contained in the smallest possible distance, called the Planck Density, and accessing this would give access to the entire energy potential of the Universe. In fact everywhere in the Universe is an endless reservoir of all the energy potential of the Universe if one could reduce time and space to zero and so access all the free energy of it.
Quantum Entanglement is clear evidence of there being a lack of distance in the Universe because it is saying that two particles, no matter how distant they are, can influence each other right away meaning that the signal or communication between them would be many thousands of times the speed of light which is impossible. Physics explains this away with the Superdetermination theory where the behavior of all particles in the Universe is decided in advance. These concepts are explained in this video really well. The problem with predetermination is that there isn't hard evidence for it and it creates the philosophical problem with being no freedom or free will in the Universe. The people who believe this really cannot think outside of the box and consider that maybe particles can warp speed to any part of the Universe, or just punch a hole in space and time.
As explained in the section "Zero is the only number that exists in non existence" zero lies underneath every single number and likewise the potential for emptiness that a Black Hole is exists everywhere in the Universe. This would mean that entangled particles would be able to access, or be part of the emptiness, that underlies all space and time. This is something that is not yet understood.
If this principle of reducing distance to zero could be done by Man then he could communicate or even travel faster than the speed of light. There would be well and truly no barriers to progress anymore. This would also mean if there were extra terrestrials and they could travel through interstellar space then they wouldn't be using radio signals but communicating in a way that was so quick that time becomes meaningless.
In Sufism there is an important concept relevant to this page called Qutub. This Wikipedia page explains it, "Qutb can refer to celestial movements and used as an astronomical term or a spiritual symbol. In Sufism, a Qutb is the perfect human being, al-Insān al-Kāmil (The Universal Man), who leads the saintly hierarchy. The Qutb is the Sufi spiritual leader that has a divine connection with God and passes knowledge on which makes him central to, or the axis of, Sufism, but he is unknown to the world." This is saying that the perfect, or divine man, is one who is centered.
It was explained in the book called Qutub, by Andrew Chumbley, goes into detail about what the word Qutub means, "Qutub' (rendered as the tri-literal root QTB) is interpreted as meaning 'The Great Magnetic Centre', or 'The Axis' - the Point of Universal Centrality. This focus of existence is identified with the concept of the Logos and with the Soul of the Perfected Human Being (Insani Kamil). It is also cognate, in sidereal terms, with the Pole-star of the Age and thus with the Hub of the Universe. We may therefore consider 'Qutub' to be a term equivalent with the Mystical Absolute of Being: I.
Equated with the idea of singularity, 'Qutub' conveys the principle of one-pointedness. This may be defined as the harmonious co-ordination of Form and Force as an holistic entity, that is, as One Body. In many traditions of magick, philosophy and martial discipline, the concept of one-pointedness is fundamental and may be considered as the central arcanum.
For the Adept, to be aligned wholly unto the 'One-pointedness of 'I' is to become the Heart of the Mystery; it is to resolve the apparent dis-unity of the Self and the Universe, Man and God . . . This and That ad infinitum. In realising Qutub there is no differentiation, only Unity.
"The Miracle of Unity is to be attained. Everything is formed from the contemplation of unity, and all things come about from unity, by means of adaptation." The Smaragdine Tablet of Hermes Trimegis."
In Sufism the Dervishes spin around in long dresses and the symbolism is explained on this website, "The Sufi ritual, which dates to the 13th century, is full of symbolism. The full skirts represent the ego's shroud. The camel-hair conical headdresses symbolizes the ego's tomb, and the twirling itself acknowledges that everything — from the Earth to the atom — is constantly revolving."
The Sufis are imitating nature by becoming the center and having the physical Universe, represented by the skirt and hat, revolve around them. The main point of this spinning is to become one with God by spinning on an axis. It's interesting that the representation of the tomb is on the head. It's similar to Jesus Christ being crucified on top of Golgotha Hill, which means the skull. The Dervishes are dying and being resurrected in their heads and that is why the tomb is on their heads. Death and resurrection is the primary means to become one with God. It could be seen that the center dissolves, or kills, the physical self in order to resurrect the true self.
This is a video of a Sufi circle dance and it is hypnotizing to watch. They are orbiting around an axis going in one direction, stopping and then going in the other direction at various speeds. This creates a trance state that makes them one with God.
This passage about the Whirling Dervishes is from page 294 of the book called Diabolical, "One technique used by mystics to alter consciousness is the induction of a state of dizziness. This can be accomplished by simple spinning of the body. The Sufi religious order known as the Mevlevi, founded in 1273 and still active today in Turkey, is famous for this method, which produces for them intoxication of the senses and visions of heaven. They are popularly known as the whirling Dervishes. Their strange dance relies on the use of the spiral. The spinning body of the worshiper defines along its own axis a turning cylinder, and the movement of consciousness along the cylinder is determined by the direction of spin, either clockwise or counterclockwise. The dancers whirl in a circle around their leader, who stands in the center of the ring turning on his own axis. Each Dervish spins counterclockwise with his head tilted and face turned upward to heaven. From his point of view, he describes a clockwise spiral upwards. Clockwise spirals focus consciousness upon the point doorway, and thus project consciousness through the point, whereas counterclockwise spirals expand the point, drawing what is on the opposite side through the aperture. The elevated, turning face of the Whirling Dervish initiates a vortex in the heavens above him, by which he ascends."
It's not just the Sufis who dances in circles to open up gateways, as explained on page 296 of Diabolical, "Pagan revelers and witches induced a dizzied state of mind by dancing in a ring with hands clasped, facing either inward or outward, turning either sunwise or widdershins. This was also said in folklore to be the practice of fairies, who danced in the forest in rings, leaving the traces of their steps behind them on the grass, which came to be called fairy rings. That there is a biological explanation for such rings does not invalidate their mythic meaning. Sometimes witches are shown in older woodcuts dancing in a serpentine line. When modern witches form a circle, the priestess of the coven stands at its center, the focus of its power, even as the leader of the Dervishes stands at the center of the whirling dancers for the same reason."
Muslims will orbit around the black cube called the Kaaba in Mecca on their pilgrimage. The Kaaba contains two meteorites which is something that comes from above and is a gift from God. The Kaaba and its divine contents are in a state of stillness while people are in a state of movement around it.
The dot in the circle is a very significant symbol because it represents the entire Universe coming out of the central point. Andrew Chumbley called the circle the empty point which is saying that the circumference of the circle is really just and illusion and the point of the circle is in reality the only thing that exists. Again how did the entire Universe fit into the thing, whatever it was, that caused the Bing Bang? The Universe is the empty point, as in the point is the only thing that exists.
This was from Qutub, by Andrew Chumbley, about the empty point, "At the Cross-roads of All Pathways, Where Fated Men their Fate appoint, The Peacock-Angel and the Snake, With Venom, mine own brow anoint. They cast my corpse upon the pyre, Then walk away within the Fire. Who followeth - hath found the Path .. ... lost within the Empty Point." The path or the Tao to life is within the center of the circle and not in the circle, or the empty point itself, because there is nothing there.
This is another reference to the empty point and the point within it by Andrew Chumbley, "The mediator, in aligning the Alpha and Omega of the Path, thus creates the Ouroboros: the Circle or "Empty Point". Within this magical horizon the manifold forces of the Current are focused and are transmitted through the Vessel of the Initiate." The current that is talked about here is the raw energy potential that doesn't need to be converted from one form to another, it just is. This energy goes by various names, whether it's Vril, Chi, Prana etc. The amount of nuclear material needed for a nuclear bomb is small and it shows the amount of energy that is locked up in matter. Ifall the atoms in a teaspoon came apart at once, that would go off like an extremely powerful bomb and the power of a teaspoon of a neutrino star exploding would easily wipe out all life on Earth, or make it very sterile.
The fact that atoms are mainly empty space supports the idea that an atom is mainly an empty point. This quote from this website gives a good idea of how incredibly empty an atom really is, "A hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Put another way, if a hydrogen atom were the size of the earth, the proton at its center would be about 200 meters (600 feet) across. While I wouldn't want something that big landing on my head, it's tiny compared to the size of the earth." By extension a planetary star system, a galaxy, a universe is mainly empty space as well and considering that the atoms that make up all those stars, planets, meteors etc, are mainly empty, then the whole universe gets emptier still. Neutrinos can go through all matter of any size and density because they are passing through empty space. The true distances of planets from the stars is much greater than what is presented in textbooks, so that there is a lot more empty space than what most people would visualize.
Imagine the fabric of space and time having an image on it that is clearly seen in its original state, but becomes invisible as that fabric is stretched out. The image is still there but no one will ever know of its existence unless he is able to return the fabric back to its original state. The fabric in its original state is the point and the fabric that's been stretched is the empty point, but they are one and the same thing. This example of the fabric contracting to its original state makes this passage in the Gospel of Thomas clear, "The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death." Life and death exists in the empty point and not in the point. The image that's on the fabric could be wisdom, beauty, enlightenment etc. They are something that can only be appreciated in their original state in the point.
Here is another poetic reference to the dot in the circle at the end of poems in Qutub by Andrew Chumbley, "As the Dragon doth coil about the Infinite, and the Wheel of Heaven doth turn upon its Heart, so let All revolve upon this Point. As the Circle doth turn through the Seasons of Change, so now do I turn, as the Axis of Fate, to manifest the Word of mine own Self-Overcoming."
The passage in Matthew 7:13 which says, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it", has new meaning if the narrow gate that few find is looked at as a dot. Very few people enter through the dot and only exist on the circumference. The statement by Jesus Christ that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven has the same meaning. The more of the world someone is, the more they are weighed down in the circumference and cannot enter through the narrow gate. In a centrifuge it is very hard for an object that is on the circumference to get to the center because of the artificial gravity holding it down. It is like that with this world, the more of it someone has, the harder it is to get off the circumference and move into the center of reality. If someone wants to release himself from the circumference then he has to lighten himself of the world so that he isn't weighed down, or the wheel can stop turning altogether which would effectively make the whole wheel, also called the empty point, like the center by being in a state of rest.
The statement from Matthew 11:28-30 becomes easier to understand in this context, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." The rest mentioned in this passage is the non movement of the center talked about in The Concept of Rest. The statement of the weight of the world on someone's shoulders means the same thing, it's only the world that weighs on someone, get it off and become part of the Universe.
Being centered and being still is the key to entering through the narrow gate as meditation achieves.
In John 10:1-18 Jesus Christ calls himself the gate that his followers enter and all those who don't enter by the gate are frauds, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
This gate is the same one that was mentioned in Matthew 7:13 and entering it is the path to life. All the frauds, false prophets, con artists etc, don't have that connection with the higher realm that is accessed through that narrow gate and so cannot lead the sheep to the pastures of life. They will only lead the sheep to the abattoir in the place of death.
In John 14:6 Jesus Christ makes another statement clearly saying that he is the gate that connects with Heaven and Earth, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." The way that he talks about is the way of the point and it is the truth compared with the empty point that is the circumference and this truth is the real life of the spirit. Knowing the gate to the higher world is the Gnosis of God or the point.
The passage in Matthew 19:24 is also talking about the gateway between worlds, "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
In the circumference of the centrifuge ride, it is impossible to get off the side and into the center unless Man becomes like the center and leaves the physical body behind. With the added burden of material possessions this would cause Man not to desire to connect with the center at all. The last part "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" means Man should become like God who is in the center and is nothing, as far as this world is concerned, above space and time.
On the subject of gravity the gravity only affects the something, not the nothing. To be free from gravity, whether natural or artificial, become the center and become the nothing as far as the circumference is concerned. The something referred to here is polarised matter, whereas the nothing is matter that has unified and become a void.
Considering all these passages from the Bible this statement from Revelation 3:20 becomes clear, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." The voice is the silence or the Word that is spoken of by the invisible gate or center. It is available to everyone with the eyes to see and the ears to hear in the world that's full of blindness and deafness that causes the deathness of the spiritually dead and ignorant.
In the New Testament Jesus Christ called himself the Son of God and the Son of Man, so he was the son of the divine and the son of the material. He was the unity of the above and the below, of the Heavens and the Earth. The child is the product of the union of two polar opposites and so contains them both.
Most people don't understand the contradictory significance of being both the son of the higher of the higher and the son of the lower. The unity of both creates a gateway between worlds and Jesus Christ said he was the gate and that nobody would enter Heaven without passing through that gate which is the unity, or the cancellation of polar opposites. As was explained on the page called The Child, the child is the ideal state with which to exist.
Andrew Chumbley, in The Dragon Book of Essex, made this statement which compliments what was just said, "Through this Gateway Thou shalt go forth from Flesh unto Void; through this Gateway Thou shalt come forth from Void unto Flesh. Here the Twofold Gate is set before Thee. Seek it not, but become it!"
The last line, "Seek it not, but become it!", is reminiscent of this line in the Gospel of Philip, "This power the apostles called "the right and the left." For this person is no longer a Christian but a Christ." As explained Jesus Christ was the gate that nobody may enter except through him. A person needs to become it in order pass through it to the higher world.
The Void is only emptiness as far as this Universe is concerned, on the other side it is a full world. In the same way This Universe is emptiness as far as the higher world is concerned. Both the Eastern and Western mystics and occultists had that way of thinking that this Universe is an illusion.
There's a passage from Matthew 16:19 that mentions what the keys are to accessing the higher world, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
There's some void philosophy in Philippians 2:7 where this was said about Jesus Christ, "but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant". In other translations the word nothing is used. This matches the Sunyata belief in Buddhism as well. This concept is called Kenosis which is explained on this Wikipedia page. Kenosis means to empty the self in order to become receptive to God's will. As was just explained the only way to pass through the gate of the Singularity is the empty the self and become the nothing like the Singularity is. Kenosis to Gnosis is how enlightenment is attained.
Something that's related to the narrow gate is how to get to it, which is the narrow path. This path, like the gate, gets narrower and narrower as one moves down it and it is easy to fall off it into the abyss of ignorance. The only way to tread this path is to become more and more balanced uniting more and more of the opposing forces of life and the Universe. The broard path that leads to destruction, as the Bible puts it, doesn't require any real balance at all to stay on it and people can be as unbalanced as they like on it. The narrow path, on the other hand, requires the utmost discipline and attention to staying balanced, just like a tightrope walker. Any deviation from the state of balance for someone seeking to enter the other side, whether an initiate or a tightrope walker, will result in The Fall of Man. If someone is in a state of equilibrium it is easy to stay on this narrow path.
If the Vatican is looked at from above it looks like a giant key hole. There's an actual Egyptian oblisk in the middle of it and it looks like it is in the center of a wheel. The wheel represents time. The Egyptian oblisk represents the Sun's rays as explained on this website and it represents the center of the physical world that radiates energy. The key hole shape represents access to the higher world, which is accomplished by passing through the center of the wheel of time and of all other cycles. As Andrew Chumbley put it poetically, "Behold, the Starry Lock Qutubl Behold, the Peacock-Angel's Key!"
This is from Andrew Chumbley's book called Azoetia, "Standing within the Circle of the Wise, their Task, both Priest and Priestess, is to
walk upon the Mystical Point of the Circle's Heart, and thus seek to embody the Ancient One of Spirit, the Goddess and the God. This they
must accomplish according to the Path of their Predilection, yet ever according to the Sacred Principles of the Sabbatic Craft.
The King or Queen of the Sabbat is One who, having walked upon the Mystical Centre of the Circle, has received the True Names and Signs of the Goddess and the God, even that of the Ancient One of Spirit. Knowing these Arcana he or she may call forth and summon the All-Mother and the All-Father, for indeed they stand as One upon the Mystical Cross'd Roads at the High Sabbat's Heart. Thus shall they proceed to learn and to refine the Sacred Principles of the Sabbatic Craft, also to teach what is known and to restore that which is lost of the Old Ways."
This is another part from Azoetia about how to access the higher realm by becoming part of the center, "All Time, by each Self occupied, is unto the Instant slain: a Sacrifice unto the Moment of Ingress, the Point when the Power of the Rite Invoked doth enter the Ring of Carnality. Let all Time unto I-Achronos be focused! Achronos, as the Eternity of the I's Self-cycle of Transformation, be similarly focused to the Central Point of the Earthly Circle-Dance." In the center of the circle only the present exists. Past and future exist on the circumference of the circle. Think about a clock, the time is on the circumference, not in the center, but the center is what drives the time. This is where the individual should put himself through death and resurrection. The sacrifice in the instant of the center is the same thing as Jesus Christ being sacrificed on the cross. This quote in Azoetia also has the same meaning, "And He that is knowing of the Secret Revolutions of the Existent Singularities, whereby all Time is governed, he shall find that the Fraction may serve as a Mirror of the Whole, and thus, by the Eye so observing the Foci of Temporality, will find that therein is the Reflection of all Time." The center of the circle is in a state without time, but which encompasses all time.
Johannes Helmont, in his book Alchemy Unveiled, made a quote from a book called Microcosmic Prologue which had this to say in reference to the unwise who exist on the circumference of nature and avoid going into its center, "The unworthy Lovers and Seekers, with their perverse or unnatural Subiectis and Laboribus, cannot bring the philosophical Sun and Moonchild into the World. They seek this divine natural Art without recognition of God and Nature; they do not even know what kind of thing Nature is, and they know not the inner workings of Nature. Their minds go constantly around the circumference, and they speak of the many effects of Nature, but they do not find the Centre of Nature, which causes all of the effects of Nature."
Desmond Leslie said this in Flying Saucers Have Landed which speaks perfectly of the dot in the circle, "The secrets of the Cosmos can be gained only by reaching for its heart, not by examining small fragments of its outermost skin under powerful microscopes which,
allegorically speaking, is all that happens in our laboratories." Flying Saucer science is a science of the dot, rather than the circle. It implodes time and space into a singularity and this is where the ultimate science will lie. Science itself is on a hamster wheel, much like the conspiracy theorists and real progress will be in getting to the heart as Desmond Leslie put it. Science has been stuck in low Earth orbit since the end of the Apollo missions, is still using rockets from the early days of the Space program and planes and cars still operate on the same principles as they did when they were invented a long time ago.
There is an excellent quote from page 101 of Alchemy Unveiled about God being the center of the Universe, "GOD is the centre of the All (Universe); He is also the centre of our Soul. The Souls of the Gods move steadily around this centre of the universe, and since they move around this centre, that is why they are Gods. A God is the one who is connected with this centre. But since a part of our Soul is enveloped by the body, we are only with the part which is not immersed, connected, through our centre to the centre of the All (Universe). We do not always look upon this secret centre of our heart, but when we look upon it, we have our goal and our peace in sight, and, because the Soul here, is in the body, there is falling away, and flight, and loss of the wings."
The part which says, "GOD is the centre of the All (Universe); He is also the centre of our Soul", is represented by the squared circle, which was explained on this page. The squared circle starts off with a small circle, which represents the soul and ends with the larger circle covering the whole thing, which represents God. The square represents the physical world and the triangle represents body, mind and spirit. There's and inner Universe and and outer Universe and they are one and the same. They are just one dot, but the circle is the empty dot that has been expanded to give the illusion that it is separate from the center.
The book called The Tower of Alchemy, by David Goddard, makes an excellent point about how the sages get saved, "The Sages have not passed out of life, but they are freed from the need for birth and death. It is from the Wheel of Births and Deaths, (commonly called the 'Wheel of Life" by the uninstructed) that the Sage is freed. This liberation is the result of the Sage having passed to the center of the wheel-the still point, the zero, the Aleph. In Hebrew, the words for "I" and "No-Thing" (Ain) are spelled with the same letters (I'K), only the phonetic pointing varies." As will be explained in the symbolism of Atlantis later, there is no going outside of the circle of life, but one has to go into the center of it in order to get out of it because that is where the canal that connects the outside with the inside, goes into. The sage, as the quote explained, isn't free from the cycles of life and death and then to rebirth, but they have compressed that cycle into a line and then a point, in other words into a singularity.
In the book called Flying Saucers Have Landed, Desmond Lesley hinted that these craft use the principle of becoming the center in order to travel to different parts of the circle, or Universe, better still the empty point, "Suppose now, for the sake of further argument, that the wonderful force that causes the components of atoms to whirl round central nuclei, and moons to spin round planets, planets to rotate round suns, suns to roll round galaxies and, possibly, galaxies to circle, with majestic quadrille, something infinitely greater; suppose that this splendid and colossal primary force (the Cosmic Serpent of the Ancients) could also be used to ‘skid‘ flying saucers from one system to another at speeds beyond our wildest conception?"
As explained on the Flying Saucer Philosophy, these craft reduce speed, time and distance to 0, as in they become the point and that allows them to travel the empty point.
Howard Menger made a similar quote to Desmond Leslie in his book From Outer Space with this comment, " Your body is made up of an infinite number of little solar systems, just like your own solar system, each having its own field or gravictic force around it, with particles revolving in their respective orbits, as the planets do. All of these components—and that's a better term than 'particle'—are held in their orbits by this gravictic force, in a relationship of almost perfect equilibrium."
In the book called The Symbolism of the Tarot, by P. D. Ouspensky, there is this quote that expresses the same sentiment, "for if the Name of God be really in all (if God be present in all), all should be analogous to each other—the smallest particle analogous to the whole, the speck of dust analogous to the universe, and all analogous to God."
In polytheistic religions, like Hinduism, there is the idea that all the gods are really just aspects of the one god so in that sense it is a one to many type of monotheism.
This statement is from an ancient story called The Golden Ass by Aldius from the polytheistic Roman empire expressing this attitude that all gods are really one god, "I am Nature, the Universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are. My gesture governs the shining heights of Heaven, the wholesome sea breezes, the lamentable silences of the land below. Though I am worshipped in many aspects, known by countless names, and propitiated with all manner of different rites, yet the whole round Earth venerates me."
The Hermetica expresses this same attitude, "I cannot hope to name the maker of all majesty, the father and master of everything, with a single name, even a name composed of many names; he is nameless or rather he is all-named since his is one and all, so that one must call all things by his name or call him by the names of everything."
The Gospel of Philip makes this really good statement about how the name of God cannot be uttered, "One single name is not uttered in the world, the name which the Father gave to the Son; it is the name above all things: the name of the Father. For the Son would not become Father unless he wore the name of the Father. Those who have this name know it, but they do not speak it. But those who do not have it do not know it."
What is this name that cannot be uttered? Moses made it clear in Exodus 3:14, "God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.'"
The statement "before the world was, I Am" in Genesis makes it clear that God is above space and time and the name that encompasses everything is not bound by the restrictions of the physical world.
Marian Green said the same thing in a Witch Alone, "The Goddess is nameless, yet she has many names in many lands and pantheons. If you examine their mystery you will find not names but titles, attributes, 'job descriptions', even, spelled out in many tongues."
In the Kabbala the vowels in the words God and Yahweh are removed and become the Tetragrammaton, or four letters, so that they can't be pronounced. It is technically idolatry to say the name of God because a name, like an idol, falls too far short of the totality and narrows that totality to something so small. It would be like looking at a tiny spec on an elephant and not perceiving the totality of the elephant.
In the Garden of Eden Adam in his unfallen state was the one doing the naming.
The band called Nightwish used the name Nemo as the perfect name to call an enlightened person who has received salvation. The name Nemo means nobody and that describes the soul pretty well. The body doesn't exist, it is just a collective of organs, which is a collective of tissues, which is a collective of cells etc, working in harmony with each other. That harmony is the Nemo. The song called Nemo on the Nightwish page is full of occult symbolism and explained here.
Using the fabric from before being stretched out, imagine the word Nemo being clearly visible when the fabric is in its original condition, but it becomes invisible as it is stretched out. Nemo is still there but it can only be seen when it is at its origin in the center. Imagine when the name Nemo disappears, countless names take its place. Like a tree that has many species emerging as the tree grows bigger and bigger, but they all ultimately emerge from the one root and that root is buried underground out of sight and out of mind. That's another example of how the invisible is at the center of everything and nothing exists without it.
The nameless, or all named god, is at the center of the universe and is effectively silent even though he contains the sounds of all names, just like a body is really just the totality and perfect synchronization of all its individual organs. The body is effectively the center that is everywhere and is like the fifth element. The body is immovable, but it moves the individual organs.
If the nulltheistic god of the void should have a name then let it be Taotu, with the Tao meaning The Way and Tu meaning star or bright in Vietnamese and of course Taotu is an acronym for The Axis of the Universe.
The nameless but all named.
The illusion of distance means God is omnipresent and nowhere present.
Qutub, the point.
Jesus Christ as the gate between worlds.
Salvation through the center.
The Universe, the empty point.
The narrow path that leads to the narrow gate that's impossible to stand on unless one becomes none in perfect equilibrium.
Movement without moving.
The importance of being in the middle in Gnosticism.
Movement is essentially objects that are off center and out of balance revolving around the center in order to maintain a balance. If objects were in the center then no movement would occur because they would be in a state of balance. Howard Menger described what movement is on page 133 of "From Outer Space to You" with this statement, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease.)"
Most Man Made machines operate on the principle of creating disequilibriums in order to create movement as was explained on Flying Saucer Philosophy. An internal combustion engine creates disequilibriums in the combustion chambers which ultimately transfer that to the wheels, the aircraft creates disequlibriums to create movement upwards in its wings, rockets create chemical disequlibriums though their engines to move upwards, submarines create diequlibriums in water pressure to move downwards and hot air balloons create disequilibriums to move upwards. The movements in all these machines stops when an equilibrium is achieved. The movement occurs to bring a disequilibrium back to its origin of the equilibrium where it will find rest. The movement is a byproduct of the disequilibrium correcting the error. This should say something about the absurd inefficiency of Man made machines and why there needs to be something better. This is the principle of how the Flying Saucer works, it's about implosion and not explosion, it is about moving in a thing that is a nothing or a no thing that is already everywhere and that is the principle of movement without moving.
If the planets were in the center of the Solar System, they would not experience movement and would not experience cycles at all and they would essentially be in a state of balance without needing to cycle.
Gravity itself is a type of movement, if not the primary form of movement, where polarised matter wants to return to the center but is usually impeded by things like the ground. If matter was in the center of the Earth then gravity and the movement it causes stops. But even then that center is itself moving around the Sun's center and the Sun's center is moving around the galactic center. On a colossal scale even the galaxie's center of gravity is orbiting around what is called the Great Attractor. All the orbiting of the Universe is a byproduct of the disequilibrium of what is called everything being held in place by the nothing.
The axis of the Universe is in a state of rest and the page called The Concept of Rest describes it in a lot of detail.
The very purpose of meditation is to become centered and still to access the higher realms. To access the Universe, or to become one with it, requires that someone becomes the center and then they become everywhere, because that center is everywhere.
Andrew Chumbley, in Azoetia, stated that true movement on the path is to be made only in the center, "Being of Infinite Mobility the Point is the Path and every Path a Point, ever tending towards a greater sublimation - to be realised as a Continuum of Omnipresent Direction." The word sublimation means a substances changing from one form to its last form without any middle stages, for example ice turning straight into gas without the liquid stage. In this context it means being at alpha and omega at the same time without the distance, speed and time in between. The word omnipresent means being everywhere at once which is what the point is.
The most efficient form of travel isn't traveling in a straight line from point A to point B but traveling in a point, as in not moving at all. If time, speed and distance are reduced to zero, then traveling in a point becomes feasible. This is travel by harmony and not disharmony.
Those of the center travel on the road, whereas those of the circumference travel in the hamster wheel.
Even particle physics confirms that there is a state of movement without moving on the quantum level as stated in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy, "the movement of particles of matter is not what it seems. Particles move in quantum jumps in which they disappear from reality and reappear in another position. The discontinuous motion of atomic particles gets so weird that completely imaginary components must be invented to describe their movement. It’s hard for us to accept such an alchemical explanation of nature, but our mechanistic concept of reality is completely false and has polluted all our thinking and beliefs. No scientific experiment in the history of physics has ever shown that hard material particles exist or can even move. However, now hundreds of experiments prove material particles move by being teletransported through time—disappearing from one place to reappear in another place without moving along a continuous path.
Where are these particles disappearing into? It could be none other than the void. It's like they get sucked into it and them reemerge like files getting copy and pasted from one place to another, like they are in some kind of computer.
This strange phenomenon in particle physics could explain a lot of strange events that go on in the world and in the Universe. It really is like the hand emerging from the clouds in the Tarot cards bringing raw potential into the world. Maybe it isn't just particles that appear and disappear into the void that lies beneath existence, maybe it's other things like DNA, ideas and who knows what else.
A good way to understand the concept of movement without moving is the fact that every movie is made up of many still images. Stillness underlies the entire movie and the movie's moving is nothing but an illusion. The thing that gives that stillness the illusion of movement is the spiral that is the film wheel with an empty center in the middle. Everything, like a movie or the Universe, is moved in something that is at rest and perfectly still. The same thing goes for every spiral in natures, from the movement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom, to a planet orbiting the sun, to the Sun orbiting the galactic center to the galaxy orbiting around The Great Attractor.
This Live Science article talks about the concept of movement without moving when it says the kinetic energy of anything is counterbalanced by a negative gravitational field, "Astrophysicists Alexei Filippenko at the University of California, Berkeley and Jay Pasachoff at Williams College explain gravity's negative energy by way of example in their essay, "A Universe From Nothing": "If you drop a ball from rest (defined to be a state of zero energy), it gains energy of motion (kinetic energy) as it falls. But this gain is exactly balanced by a larger negative gravitational energy as it comes closer to Earth’s center, so the sum of the two energies remains zero."
In other words, the ball's positive energy increases, but at the same time, negative energy is added to the Earth's gravitational field. What was a zero-energy ball at rest in space later becomes a zero-energy ball that is falling through space.
The universe as a whole can be compared to this ball. Initially, before the big bang, the universe-ball was at rest. Now, after the big bang, it is falling: light and matter exist, and they are moving. And yet, because of the negative energy built into the gravity field created by these particles, the total energy of the universe remains zero."
That article is basically saying that rest existed right from the beginning of the Universe and it still exists today and was never really supplanted by all the movement of the Universe. In other words it is the point and the Universe is the empty point. The rest is always the natural and original state of everything.
If someone is completely still they are still moving along with the planet through Space and the Sun is moving around the Galactic center and so on. On a micro scale there is plenty of movement within the body as well and on an even more micro scale there is movement everywhere on the atomic scale. That is one thing that Quantum Mechanics and the Theory of Relativity have in common, both have lots of movement or cycles. Anything that is polarised matter, or a something, will be in a state of movement, since it is imbalanced. Movement is a byproduct of imbalance trying to become balanced. Only something that is in a state of balance will have true rest and this means cancelling out the polar opposites and creating balance. That balance and the non movement lies underneath, or in between, all polarised matter.
It is important to point out that nothing in the Universe really expands, neither matter of any kind or energy. Rather, is is the fabric of space and time itself that does the moving. This would explain why the Universe is bigger in light years than its age in light years, which would violate the laws of Physics if it were just matter moving. This statement from Wikipedia explains it quite well, "The expansion of the universe is the increase in distance between any two given gravitationally unbound parts of the observable universe with time. It is an intrinsic expansion whereby the scale of space itself changes. The universe does not expand "into" anything and does not require space to exist "outside" it. Technically, neither space nor objects in space move. Instead it is the metric governing the size and geometry of spacetime itself that changes in scale. As the spatial part of the universe's spacetime metric increases in scale, objects move apart from one another at ever-increasing speeds. To any observer in the universe, it appears that all of space is expanding while all but the nearest galaxies recede at speeds that are proportional to their distance from the observer – at great enough distances the speeds exceed even the speed of light." As explained on The Axis of the Universe page objects like planets, moons, galaxies etc, don't orbit, but rather the gravity well that they are locked into does the moving and that gravity well is a void that itself doesn't move because it is nothingness and this a a good example of how objects move without moving.
The concept of the middle, as in the center, turns up in numerous places in the Gnostic gospels and the Gnostics were clearly saying that the middle was the divine part of reality.
The Gospel of Thomas, "I stood in the middle of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them."
The Tripartite Tractate, "Those belonging to the thought and those of the representation are called "the Right Ones" and "Psychic" and "the Fiery Ones" and "the Middle Ones." In another part of the Tripartite Tractate is this statement, "The spiritual race will receive complete salvation in every way. The material will receive destruction in every way, just as one who resists him. The psychic race, since it is in the middle when it is brought forth and also when it is created, is double according to its determination for both good and evil." The spiritually attuned are of the center as this Gnostic book states.
The Apocalypse of Peter, "the crowning by those of the middle region, and the body of his radiance which they bring in hope of service because of a reward of honor."
The Gospel of Truth, "do not take error too seriously. Thus, since it had no root, it was in a fog as regards the Father, engaged in preparing works and forgetfulnesses and fears in order, by these means, to beguile those of the middle and to make them captive."
The Gospel of Truth, "He became a guide, quiet and in leisure. In the middle of a school he came and spoke the Word, as a teacher. Those who were wise in their own estimation came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as empty-headed people. They hated him because they really were not wise men. After all these came also the little children, those who possess the knowledge of the Father. When they became strong they were taught the aspects of the Father's face. They came to know and they were known. They were glorified and they gave glory. In their heart, the living book of the Living was manifest, the book which was written in the thought and in the mind of the Father and, from before the foundation of the All, is in that incomprehensible part of him."
This passage from The Gospel of Truth is full of meaning. The statement "He became a guide, quiet and in leisure" means that he teaches from a state of rest and he teaches from the silence. It's not an accident that the quiet and silence is taught in the middle of the school, which is the world and that is where the Word is spoken. Those who are to receive this teaching from the middle are the children and not those who are conditioned in this world. These children achieve Gnosis.
The Gospel of Truth, "When those who are going through all these things wake up, they see nothing, they who were in the midst of all these disturbances, for they are nothing."
Being in the midst or middle of the nightmare are immune to it, just like the eye of a cyclone is immune to the fierce winds. It is worth reading that passage in full on this page. Psalm 138:7 has the same meaning to that passage from The Gospel of Truth, "Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me." Notice that is says that life is preserved in the midst or the middle. The world cannot disturb anyone of the middle way.
The Gospel of Truth, "That is why Christ was spoken of in their midst, so that those who were disturbed might receive a bringing-back, and he might anoint them with the ointment." The statement "their midst" is the center or axis of everything. That is where the higher world resides.
The Gospel of Truth, "the love of the Father is poured out, and in whose midst there is no lack of him." The midst or the center is an infinite source of power from the higher world and this is the place to reside to receive the power of love. People reading these passages will skip over these passages without realizing what they were trying to say.
The Providence Hymn in the Apocryphon of John mentions in a few places how the savior appears to people in the Underworld in the middle, "I am the Providence of everything. I became like my own human children. I existed from the first. I walked down every possible road. I am the wealth of the light. I am the remembering of the fullness. I walked into the place of greatest darkness and on down. I entered the central part of the prison. The foundations of chaos quaked. I hid because of their evil. They did not recognize me. I came down a second time continuing on. I emerged from among those of light I am the remembering of Providence I entered the middle of darkness, The inner part of the underworld To pursue my mission. The foundations of chaos quaked. Threatening to collapse upon all who were there And utterly destroy them I soared upward again To my roots in light So as not to destroy them all yet. I descended a third time. I am light I am dwelling in light I am the remembering of Providence I entered the midst of darkness I came to the deepest part of the underworld. I let my face light up Thinking of the end of their time I entered their prison The body is that prison I cried out: “Anyone who hears, Rise up from your deep sleep!” And the sleeping one awoke and wept Wiping bitter tears saying “Who calls me?” “Where has my hope come from As I lie in the depths of this prison?” “I am the Providence of pure light,” I replied, “I am the thought of the Virgin Spirit Raising you up to an honored place. Rise up! Remember what you have heard. Trace back your roots To me. The merciful one. Guard against the poverty demons. Guard against the chaos demons. Guard against all who would bind you. Awaken! Stay awake! Rise out of the depths of the underworld! I raised him up I sealed him with the light/water of the five seals. Death had no power over him ever again. I ascend again to the perfect realm. I completed everything and you have heard it.""
The Paraphrase of Shem mentions the middle region of nature a lot and there are too many instances of it to put here but they can be read on this link.
The All Seeing Eye of the storm.
In the book called "From Outer Space to You", there is a statement from Ashtar saying this, "our ventlas do not spin. The emanation of spiral radiation from our ships give the illusion of spinning. The upper or positive polarity of the ventla radiates emanations outwardly from the center due to the collection and concentration of light particles through a vortice funnel in the center unseen. These light emanations radiating outward appear such as grooves on one of your phonograph records. The lower negative polarity operates in reverse. This light substance emanation is contained within a field of zero circumference, which is void, giving the impression of an egg." This passage is describing the principle on which this craft operates and the very center of the craft, where the power is coming from has zero distance in it, which could mean it's a singularity. It has essentially become the axis of the Universe, which has zero distance, speed and time, while the energy field around the ventla revolves around it, like so many other things in the Universe. This passage would also explain why crop circles are in a swirling pattern.
Imagine a wheel that spins with one object at the outer edge, one near the center and one in the center, the object on the outer edge and the one near the center will make a revolution at the same time, but the object on the outer edge will experience more g forces than the object near the center. The object in the center of the wheel will not experience any g forces because it has already made a revolution before the wheel has even started turning. Time, speed and distance for the object in the middle of the wheel are at zero and in that sense it is moving without moving. The axis of the wheel is the rest or immobility that moves the wheel. The part of the wheel that is outside of the center doesn't really move because it always ends up at square one. The axis, which is stationary, is the thing that really moves. Looking at this this way the statement in The Hermetica, "it will quickly be there, not as having passed from place to place but simply as being there", makes a lot more sense. If the object on the outside edge of the wheel separated itself from the wheel and became one with the axis then it wouldn't experience g forces anymore.
It's the same thing with a cyclone. The eye in the center of it is calm while the wind surrounding it is fierce. The centrifuge rides at shows have a man in the center of the ride controlling it while everyone on the outside is pinned to the walls, but the controller isn't affected at all. The All Seeing Eye is in a state of calm as well while the movements and tempests of the world revolve around it. There is traveling on the road and there is traveling on the Hamster wheel, that is the difference between the Way of the Tao and the Way of the World.
Black Holes spin at extremely fast speeds because there is so much mass concentrated in such a small area. It is just like a cyclone that the closer to the center, the more speed there is. The center of a Black Hole, like the center of anything else, is a gravity well that taps into the center of the Universe and holds everything together because it is perfectly balanced. A gravity well is like fog that is cleared away to reveal light and the stronger the center is, the more the world fades away.
The original Flying Saucer movement emphasized that these craft were tapping in and becoming part of the center of the Universe that is everywhere in the Universe, which is something that has been forgotten by modern researchers.
Things nearer the center move faster because there is an area of emptiness in the center that winds, the water in a whirlpool or the fabric of space and time want to fill up. The center of a tornado or a cyclone is never destructive, because it is relatively empty compared to what circles around it. The same is true with a Black Hole, it is not the Black Hole that is dangerous it is the Event Horizon surrounding it pulling the Time and Space into the emptiness that is the dangerous thing. Past the time and space of the atmosphere in a tornado or a cyclone and past the time and space into a Black Hole it becomes very safe. Danger is only a feature of the something, not of the nothing because nothing, as in no thing, can be dangerous to the thing.
The eye is a dot in the circle and the eyes are called the window of the soul. The windows of the soul are the dots, or the center. That is the thing that connects the soul with the outside world. The center of the All Seeing Eye likewise is the window to God. This is what the axis of the Universe is. The center of the eye has the most clarity and the peripheral vision is blurry.
The center of a cyclone has the most clarity and is calm. It penetrates through the clouds to the higher realm above. The center is the key to accessing the higher realm through clarity and calmness.
In the Testimony of Truth in the Gnostic gospels is this statement knowledge will come in the place of rest where there is clarity, like the center of a cyclone, "And [they came to know] themselves, [(as to) who they are], or rather, where they are [now], and what is the [place in which they will rest from their senselessness, [arriving] at knowledge."
Aleister Crowley in his book the Tao Teh King made a similar statement, "He delivereth them from the restlessness of knowledge and the cravings of discontent. As to those who have knowledge already, he teacheth them the way of non-action. This being assured, there is no disorder in the world."
The Tao Te Ching made the statement that nothing clears water except stillness and it is this state of rest in the water that represents the world that allows it to become clear so that insight can be gained by observing the higher world above. The way of non action is the road that is talked about on this page, which is the stillness of the axis. The statement by Aleister Crowley that "there is no disorder in the world" means that the stillness of the center is in a state of harmony and not in the state of disorder that the movement of the material world is in.
Could that tunnel that is reported in so many Near Death Experiences actually be the center of the Universe opening up to reveal the higher realm above? It is usually portrayed as having clouds on either side, much like a cyclone. It is in a state of calm with no time, distance and speed.
Another commonly reported feature of Near Death Experiences is that the souls can see everything from every angle. Considering the passage in the Bible where Jesus Christ saw all the kingdoms of the world at once and how there is no distance, then this phenomenon in Near Death Experiences can be explained. The soul becomes part of the point which encompasses everything in the circle, also called the empty point. In this way the soul's vision and understanding become greatly broadened and is not restricted to a single point in time, distance and speed anymore. This is the key to becoming the Universe.
Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11, was taken off to Heaven in a whirlwind, "As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind."
The Book of Psalms 77:18 uses a whirlwind as something that is a gateway between Heaven and Earth, "Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen." God's light and words are in the emptiness, as far as the world is concerned, in the center of the whirlwind which is the gateway between worlds. The sea represents the world and God's path is the path of the center that is the emptiness that allowed Moses to part the sea. The footprints not being seen is the invisible nature of the center and the path as far as the sea and the world are concerned. That path is where the light is seen, in the emptiness of the path and not in the murky sea that is the world.
The whirlwind appears in Job 38:1-2 as a way that God uses to communicate with Job, "Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" Notice that darkness is connected to a lack of knowledge or Gnosis displayed by Job. That is a very Gnostic statement.
Nahum 1:3-4 has this fantastic statement about God, "His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. 4He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry." The whirlwind is the area of emptiness in the storm that blocks out the light and that is God's way. The rebuking of the sea and drying it up is the rebuking of this world and drying it up.
In modern times The Wizard of Oz is about a girl who is transported to another world by a tornado. It's the same thing. She follows the path of enlightenment with the people who represent different aspects of herself. She goes back home after exposing the Demiurge figure that is veiled by a curtain, that represents the world covering up the higher world. They discover that he isn't as powerful as he makes himself out to be. The home is her original spiritual state and now she has been improved alchemically by her experiences in the land of Oz.
A whirlpool creates an empty space in the water, which is its center. The empty space within the whirlpool is essentially the higher realm of the air penetrating into the water and creating access to the higher realm in the water and as far as the water and the fish in it is concerned, it is empty. To access the higher realm it is important to become empty and to become nothing, which is essentially what the air in the center of the whirlpool is. It is empty and nothing compared to the water swirling around it. This is something that is preached by religions. As was explained on the page Reinterpreting the Bible, the water represents the world and Jesus Christ walking on water represented him and his disciples being above the world. The people of this world were represented as being fish that the disciples would throw their nets into to pull them out and into the higher realm.
It was mentioned in the book called Enchantment of the Faerie Realm by Ted Andrews that whirlwinds are a type of inbetween reality that are doorways to the other side, "Any opening in sea or land might mark the borders of enchantment: whirlpools, lakes, caverns, wells, tidal pools, etc.
The page called The Fatima Object has plenty of examples of alien craft leaving behind what appears to be trails, but are in reality artificial whirlwinds, so if these craft are real then this is not superstition but actual science.
The edge of the empty space in the whirlpool is essentially warping the water's space and time so that in the emptiness of its center, the water's time, speed and distance are essentially at zero. The page called Flying Saucer Philosophy shows numerous examples of these craft warping space and time around them. They seem to be detached from normal reality and are in a type of emptiness within time and space and are not affected by the surrounding environment, like the empty space within the water is not affected by the water.
As was explained on the Flying Saucer Philosophy page a whirlwind, tornado, cyclone, even a Black Hole don't move, it's just an illusion that it moves, because it is emptiness inside and something that is empty doesn't move, it can't move because there's nothing to move in the first place. A gravity well that is caused by any object isn't as powerful as a Black Hole but it is tapping into the underlying emptiness of the Universe that holds the whole Universe together and it creates the illusion of movement when a star or a planet moves. Everywhere in the atmosphere is the potential for emptiness that a whirlwind, or cyclone opens up. Same thing with a Black Hole, everywhere in the Universe is the potential for the emptiness that the Black Hole opens up and just like a whirlwind or a tornado pulls in the surrounding air, the Black Hole pulls in the fullness that the Universe has to pour into the emptiness of its empty state.
Think of a roll of tape, or anything else, the closer the tape is to the center, the less distance, time and speed it needs to make a complete revolution. But it doesn't go to zero in the area of where the tape is, that zero only exists in the emptiness of the center. The emptiness in the center is the same as outside of that tape altogether and the center is how to get out of that roll and into the greater reality.
Think of a video game, or any other media that is on a disk. It can take place over years and have worlds that have great distances in them, as well as speeds needed to transverse them, but they are all compressed in the here and now in the one place and at the same speed, which is still if it isn't spinning. The center of the media is emptiness compared with it and that emptiness of the center connects with the greater reality. It is invisible, but controls everything surrounding it. Would the people in those video games ever suspect that there was an invisible center that was making their world spin? Interestingly the media is read in a spiral way, much like the way so many spirals exist in natures in a macro and micro sense and that spiral merges with the center into the real world and that's when it stops, it has become the beginning and end. Artificial realities mirror the real world with the whole thing being moves in something that is at rest as The Hermetica put it.
Using an ancient metaphor the Book of Revelation 6:14 puts it this way, "The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place." The physical world is nothing more than a scroll to the higher realm. Just like a DVD it spirals towards the center and then the center itself is an area of emptiness, as far as the world on the scroll is concerned. That area of emptiness in the center of the scroll connects with the outside world and it is empty as far as the scroll and everything in it is concerned.
It's interesting that DNA is read in a spiral, just like Man made recording mediums.
This statement is from page 252 of the book called Diabolical and it puts the concept of nothingness in this way, "The two pentagrams added together (5 + 5) create Malkuth (10), a basis for all manifestations of the energy on the material plane. From the mystical perspective however, thanks to their positions, they can create a condition for the annihilation of the opposite which mathematically is expressed as the (-5) + (+5) = 0 formula. The object and the subject become one and are annihilated in the ecstatic unity. As it is written in The Book of the Law: We are one, we are none."
The statement by Aleister Crowley "We are one, we are none" is essentially saying that everyone is really nothingness in the singularity of the point. The number one in numerology is God or the Monad, which is represented by the dot in the circle. That dot is none as far as the circle, the Universe is concerned and that quote by Aleister Crowley is a very good quote.
The quote "God is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere" complements "We are one, we are none" quite well.
Aleister Crowley was a supporter of the Tao Te Ching philosophy and he wrote his own book about it called the Tao Teh King and he made some interest quotes that are worth mentioning. This is from the chapter called The Infinite Womb, "The sole source of energy is the Tao. Who may declare its nature? It is beyond Sense, yet all form is hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Being is hidden within it. This Being excites Perception, and the Word thereof. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, its Name((The. Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X. Thus the universe is always potentially anything and everything, yet actually Nothing.)) operateth continuously, causing all to flow in the cycle of Change, which is Love and Beauty. How do I know this? By my comprehension of the Tao".
What he's saying is that the Universe is made up of polar opposites and all the polar opposites will cancel out and this cancelled out state is the Tao and the ground state. The Universe, as in the One Verse, polarised itself into 1 and 1 so that the two would come together and cancel themselves out into none. The 1 and 1 are on opposite sides of the cycle to maintain a balance with the none in the middle. The closer they are to the middle the faster than cycle because the lower g forces allow it. But when they reach the middle there is no movement because none is needed in the none.
There's an interesting quote from the Live Science about how all the energy of the Universe may seem infinite but is in fact zero, "
Considering the amount of energy packed in the nucleus of a single uranium atom, or the energy that has been continuously radiating from the sun for billions of years, or the fact that there are 10^80 particles in the observable universe, it seems that the total energy in the universe must be an inconceivably vast quantity. But it's not; it's probably zero.
Light, matter and antimatter are what physicists call "positive energy." And yes, there's a lot of it (though no one is sure quite how much). Most physicists think, however, that there is an equal amount of "negative energy" stored in the gravitational attraction that exists between all the positive-energy particles. The positive exactly balances the negative, so, ultimately, there is no energy in the universe at all." Science itself is agreeing with Alieister Crowley and all the other occultists who say that the Universe is everything and nothing. Remember the Universe is tightly packed energy as well.
There's a passage in the Gnostic gospels that is related, The Gospel of Phillip, "Light and darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor the evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death. For this reason each one will dissolve into its earliest origin. But those who are exalted above the world are indissoluble, eternal". The earliest origin is the underlying state of the Universe that is the foundation of everything and this is where all the polar opposites will cancel out to.
There are numerous other quotes from Aleister Crowley on the none being a divine state to aspire to, particularly in The Book of the Law.
"men speak not of Thee as One but as None; and let them speak not of thee at all, since thou art continuous!"
"None, breathed the light, faint & faery, of the stars, and two." This goes back to God's breath of life and God is of the none. The two refers to all the polar opposites of this Universe.
"The Perfect and the Perfect are one Perfect and not two; nay, are none!" The two perfects spoken of here are really one perfect that have the illusion of being two. The one perfect is the same as none in the singularity.
"Nothing is a secret key of this law". This is divine law that transcends Man's laws of good and evil and it is the none as far as this world is concerned. The none is the key that unlocks the gateway to the higher world as going in the the narrow gate in the Bible stated.
"But they have the half: unite by thine art so that all disappear." Make the two polar opposites one, which in turn cancels out the Universe to become the point in the origin of everything. This is the true art of the magician.
Atheists ask the question that if Man was made in the image of God then shouldn't Man be invisible? Exactly. After everything just mentioned Man is invisible covered over or in the center of his existence. Better still the circumference, that Andrew Chumbley called the Empty Point, is in the image of the point. The image of the circumference is the illusion that is the image of reality of the point that all illusions are.
The final word on this topic should go to the Sufi mystic Abd Al Kader, "There are two types of death. One which is inevitable and common to all, and one which is voluntary and experienced by the few. It is the second death which the Messenger of Allah prescribed saying, "Die before you die." Those who die this voluntary death are resurrected. All the business of their lives return to the Oneness of God. They see God through God. As the Prophet said (on him be grace and peace), "You will not see your Lord until you are dead." This is because it is through this death and resurrection that everything becomes nothing and only One thing exists-One Reality. For initiates, whatever will befall a believer after physical death is prefigured in this life. This return of the many forms of things to Allah and the end of their becoming, is only a change in perception not in the Reality. For someone who dies and attains resurrection, the many are One through an essential Unity; and the One is many through His many aspects and their relationships."
Heaven has no sinners in it and therefore it is empty. Hell, on the other hand, is full. The only way to enter Heaven is to become as empty as it. Continue being full then it is not possible to raise up from the abyss of the sea of this world. Just like a boat that is full will become part of the sea which it is trying to stay on top of, being full of the world will make the person part of it and nothing else. In the ancient Egyptian religion a dead person's heart had to be lighter than a feather in order to ascend and this is how empty the person needs to be. The deeper into the abyss someone goes, the denser the sea of this world is and the more crushing the pressures become. The deeper someone goes into the fullness of this world, the darker it becomes until the light is extinguished. The higher someone ascends, the less pressure there is and the more empty of the sea of the world it becomes. True emptiness comes right above the world itself in which there is no more gravity to pull someone back into the world and deeper into the abyss. This is where true freedom exists.
The word Nirvana in Buddhism means blowing out and it is an annihilation of the material person. To those who have no comprehension of the higher world this would seem very negative but it makes perfect sense if one isn't to have two masters. The annihilation is an emptiness and a nothingness as far as this world is concerned. This concept agrees perfectly well with what Aleister Crowley was saying about the importance of emptiness. The higher world is contained in the world that is cancelled out.
The Sufis emphasize annihilation leading to nothingness as well, as explained on this site, "The death of a loved one confronts us with the reality of our situation: that we too are on the path of annihilation, and this realization, together with our lack of understanding of any purpose in our existence, may lead us to the experience of nothingness." The path of annihilation is basically the cycle of life returning to its origin. The origin is the center of that cycle and the cycle will always return whether one wants to or not.
The fullness of emptiness is superior to the emptiness of fullness and that is what any religion preaches to its members. The Tao Teh Ching stresses the importance of being empty like how a boat only works if it is in a state of emptiness. The boat is in an equilibrium with the higher world and if it were in an equilibrium with the lower world then it would join it. The walking on water story was explained on this page as being a metaphor for Jesus Christ being above this world, represented by the sea. The only way to be above the water is to be empty as far as the water is concerned, then the empty person will know the fullness of the higher world.
Light travels best in emptiness and not the fullness of the water. The deeper down in the water someone goes, the less light there is. Becoming empty of the density of the sea is the best way to allow enlightenment to come in. Emptiness is a state where there is nothing, or the Nothing, filtering out the rays of the Sun and that person can experience the fullness of the light, rather than the fullness of the filter. The light being of emptiness emanates from the center being the Sun.
Carl Gustave Jung made this quote about how nothing is fullness which leads to the higher world of the Pleroma, which matches the definition of Nirvana, "I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or is it. This nothingness or fullness let us name the Pleroma."
In the book, The Black Sun, page 179, its author Stanton Marlan has this to say about the Fullness of Emptiness, "An emptiness that is also a fullness resonates with figures such as Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, Lao Tzu, and other masters of Asian or Western philosophies and religions that hold the concept of Nothingness at the core of psychological and religious life. In essence, this is true for Jung, too. For, beyond the scientific Jung, is the alchemical Jung, for whom the so-called Self is “in principle unknown and unknowable.”72 This Jung follows the alchemical dictum ignotium per ignotius(the unknown [is explained] by the more unknown). In short, for Jung the Self “is tantamount to religion’s no-self.""
The same page also has this quote by a Jungian psychologist David Miller, "If you will contemplate [your nothingness,] your lack of fantasy, [lack] of inspiration, and [lack] of inner aliveness which you feel as sheer stagnation and a barren wilderness, and impregnate it with the interest born of alarm at your inner death, then something can take shape in you, for your inner emptiness conceals just as great a fullness, if you allow it to penetrate into you."
The emptiness of fullness is basically this polarised Universe of flesh, ignorance and hard matter. The fullness of emptiness is the cancelled out state of the Universe that is in reality the reality of the real. As the Dialogue of the Savior says, "You are from the fullness, and you dwell in the place where the deficiency is."
God is one but many but none after the two become one become none.
The center, whirlpools, whirlwinds and rest.
Zero is the only number that exists in non existence.
The Fullness of Emptiness.
Gravity only affects the something, not the nothing.
The void is defined by what isn't, not what is.
Equations are only a problem when they are imbalanced.
The two become one and the one becomes none. Zero and one are different from all other numbers because they will always give the same result when multiplied. These two numbers are unchanging and like God they always were and always will be. Every number is made up of ones and even fractions are fractions of one. Every single number is really just nothing but ones that have an infinite diversity when those ones appear to be separated. Everything in the Universe, made up of polar opposites, is all the one essence that has the illusion of diversity. Think of a video game world, it looks very diverse but it is nothing by zeros and ones. The zero and one are at the center where there is no time, distance and speed and the split up diversity of the one is still contained in the one. The one is the unity of all the diversity created by the polar opposites and that gets cancelled out to zero. Remember what the Gospel of Thomas saying 11 says, "On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
On the subject of the one becoming two all life, no matter how complicated, starts out as being one cell, then that cell splits into two beginning the creation of the body. The nothing itself is the information that exists before the one cell begins. Going back to the origins on becoming the one again is death and rebirth.
The zero is a recent invention as far as Europe was concerned. Why have a number that is nothing? It wasn't something that was needed until the late Medieval period when mathematics and knowledge started becoming more complicated. The zero is neither positive or negative, nor a prime or even number. It is the only number with these features and it is only possible because it is the Black Hole of mathematics where the rules of numbers collapse into the void of the zero. It's much like combining the square and circle, it can't be done unless they are reduced to nothingness. The zero is the gateway, or the in between, of the positive and the negative and the numbers on either side have to pass through the nothingness of the zero in order to get to the other side. In effect they have to be transformed or transmuted Alchemically by being broken down, or cancelled out, then remade, or reborn into the opposite sphere. The Infinity loop is a good symbol of this where the loops shrink down in size until they reach the singularity of the center wherein they emerge at the other side in the new reality. The zero in fact is the number that holds together all other numbers in mathematics, even though it isn't really a number at all. The same thing applies to the Cartesian Coordinate System. The very center of it that holds the crossroads of the two axis together is zero. The everything, all the way up to infinity, in mathematics is held together by the nothingness of the zero and it is right in the center of everything. Being of nothingness it is invisible as far as any other number is concerned and anything that comes into contact with it, whether number or physical object, is reduced to nothingness as well. The zero underlies all of mathematics and the void underlies the entirety of the Universe. If truth be known the zero contains all numbers because numbers themselves don't exist, they are a figment of the imagination. Likewise, the circle doesn't exist but the point that created it does and the same applies to the center that contains the whole Universe that started the Big Bang. Seriously it is the only explanation of how an infinitely small point expanded into the totality of the all. The zero, the point, the center is the all even though it is none.
If zero is added to or subtracted to a number that number remains the same and if a number is multiplied by zero that number is cancelled out and reduced to nothing. In that sense zero is everything and nothing. It is all numbers and no number at the same time.
All numbers are made up of ones, for example 40 has 40 ones in it. The number one is in reality the only number that really exists. But the number one has a polar opposite in the minus one and the same goes for any other number, made up of ones. This means that one will cancel itself out by its polar opposite so in reality the number zero is the only number that exists in non existence, because there are no ones in none. This means that the world of mathematics in reality doesn't exist and only the Black Hole of its nonexistence exists.
Every single number on the Cartesian Coordinate System needs its minus counterpart in order to maintain a balance. This is another quality that zero has that no other number has. It can exist by itself without any other counterpart because it is always balanced and balance can only be achieved without going into imbalance that is numbers and the Universe. But if every number has a minus counterpart and automatically cancels itself out to zero then that would mean that zero lies underneath all numbers and doesn't have to be in the center of the Cartesian Coordinate System. It can exist everywhere and nowhere in it. The center that the zero occupies likewise can in reality exist anywhere that the zero is as well and this means that the center of anything is the center of everything. The potential for nothingness that a Black Hole is is everywhere in the Universe, like it is everywhere in mathematics. To access that zero that lies underneath all numbers and the center that it occupies, make the two one and the one become none. This will reduce the time and space of the Cartesian Coordinate System to zero so that any part of it can be accessed without moving. This is essentially what is meant by movement without moving. All numbers have the potential of having no time, speed and distance if they became what was hidden underneath them.
This goes back the Andrew Chumbley's statement about the point and the empty point. If zero is in fact everywhere then the point that it occupies in the center would be everywhere on the graph and the point of the Universe is everywhere in the Universe as well. That is how they can be the empty point because the circumference is really all one big zero emanating from the prime zero and being buried underneath separation and its illusions as it appears to move out from the center.
There are two really good quotes about how zero lies underneath the Universe from two Sufi websites. The first one is from this site on how the one must become none, "the goal of Sufism is nothingness, and then added, "because it is only when one is zero that one experiences the infinite."" The secone one is from a Sufi artist called Parviz Tanavoli, "God created the universe out of nothing, so if the universe is made of nothing then nothingness is everywhere, in every part of the universe, in all creatures."
All energy and matter in the Universe are excitations in the Quantum Field that is space and time. The Quantum Field is basically zero and the excitations are all the vibrations that make up the energies and particles that are contained within space and time, or the Universe. This is pretty much the everything being the nothing in essence.
Another strange fact about zero is that while it is nothingness put is at the end of any number and it becomes a multiplier making that number much bigger than before. That is why Christians in thought it was a devlish number when it was first introduced in the decimal system. In that sense it is everything and nothing at the same time. Think of an atom as being 10, a planet as being 1000, a star system as being a million, a galaxy being a billion etc. All those things have a center in which everything in it revolves around and it is all the same center being the nothingness. Add more nothingness and the thing gets bigger. The Universe is bigger in light years than its age in light years and this multiplier effect can help to make that understandable and that is how the nothing starts becoming the everything, just add more nothing and watch it grow.
The Fool card in the Major Arcana in the Tarot is numbered 0 and he is considered to be at the start and at the end of the journey of the Major Arcana. That is why it is called the Fool's Journey, it's because they all revolve around him. But the Fool, or 0, resides inbetween all the other numbers of the cards as well, he is everywhere on this journey, just like 0 lies underneath all the numbers on the Cartesian Coordinate Graph and all the vibrations in the Quantum Field.
Zero is the only number which can't be split up like any other number can. Infinity isn't really a number at all because there's no amount of zeros that can be put at the end of a number to reach it. Infinity for that reason has to be a twisted form of zero, which itself doesn't exist. Yet all numbers exist in between the two non existent numbers. The infinity loop is a zero with the illusion of having polar opposites to create everything out of nothing, or Ex Nihilo, as the Creationists say. Of course that infinity loop can be undone and made to lose its two sides and then become one loop and then end up being nothing again.
If numbers are the amount of a something then how does a No Thing become a something to be made an amount of? If numbers don't exist then how come there are amounts of something? A zero that's twisted in one or more places has an amount of twists to give the illusion of one or more somethings, but is still really nothing. When the zero is twisted then if develops the movements of time and space that the Universe is. The gravity is that zero wanting to reduce the twists of the numbers back to their original state. All numbers are really twists of the zero that can all be cancelled out by that zero, like a Black Hole cancels out matter.
The biggest question in Astronomy is how big the Universe is. Is the Universe finite or infinite? The observable Universe is around 93 billion light years, but that could be much larger still. The most likely possibility is that the Universe, or space and time starts looping back on itself. This goes against the infinite expansion and supports the idea that the entire Universe is in fact one big cycle of a twisted nothing that makes up the everything.
One side of an equation is always the balance of the other side. In mathematics an unsolved equation, as in one side being empty, is called a problem. The problem is only solved when the other side has been filled out and made balanced with the other side. In Algebra to get the parts from one side to the other, they have to be inverted, so that a plus becomes a minus and a square becomes a root etc. Think of the Infinity symbol. It is all the one loop, but one side is inverse to the other with the joining part being a singularity of the both. Both sides are always in balance with each other and in actual fact both sides are really just different expressions of the balance between them both. The strange thing is that that balance, or equals sign, is the same for any equation with whatever numbers that it contains. It's almost like that equals sign is a wormhole that lies in between all numbers and how they function. It's like the zero that lies underneath everything no matter how different one equation is to another. Think also that that balance that is the equals sign is everywhere on both sides of the equation as well.
There's a strange quote by Aleister Crowley where he talks about how an adept needs to do things backwards in order to progress, "a) Let him (The Adept) learn to write backwards, with either hand. b) Let him learn to walk backwards. c) Let him constantly watch, if convenient, cinematograph films, and listen to phonograph records, reversed, and let him so accustom him self to these that they appear natural and appreciable as whole. d) Let him practice speaking backwards: thus for "I am He" let him say, "Eh ma I." e) Let him learn to read backwards. In this it is difficult to avoid cheating one's self, as an expert reader sees a sentence at a glance. Let his disciple read aloud to him backwards, slowly at first, then more quickly. f) Of his own ingenium, let him devise other methods."
This has been misinterpreted for many years by Christians, but what this statement is saying is that an adept should invert his reality as much as possible to cancel itself out to get to that balance between realities that lies underneath. It's basically combining Yin and Yang. It is making the two one and the one become none.
The book called Void Magick, by Thomas Chaote, gives a very good definition of what the void, or emptiness, is as a concept, "What is the Void? It is a great question that has such a variety of answers because void terminology is really hard to describe with strict definition. Defining void would destroy the void. Its work, form, and existence is undefined. We can only describe it with various adjectives, visions emerging from different cultures, paraphrase diverse workings, and influences in our Universe. It is mystical, dark, and invisible to human meaning. Void is absolute null, emptiness that connects everything, hollowness, openness of our Universe, an empty lake filled with everything, without forms and with all forms, always changing and morphing, a thick lingering dark mist, infinity of openness, place where mass and time lose their reason for existence. Quite a universal point of view on such a notorious existence that covers everything, but if we fly down to the really small stuff (quantum levels), inside our being, void paradoxically gets even more meaning. Void becomes a dark gap between material and immaterial, a place between dreams and the world, the unexplained shadow self, undefined matter waiting to get life, ideas urging to get form, the shapeless lies of our ego, possible illusions and manifestation of ourselves, the source of our power or weakness, all immersed in the infinite. Void is a completely empty space fulfilled with non-valid truths, giving birth and discharging, emerging and draining away. Primal energy that is everywhere, holding great power over definition hanging on the borders of reality. It can be visualized as a black hole that has undefined and always-changing shape, giving birth to anything and pulling anything back to its core. Void is a dark and infinitesimal circle, a black nebula that holds moving particles in its grasp, undefinable and unknowable space from which things spark out, a long dark pool with everchanging motion-full surface, waves and ripples over vast invisible dimensions, darkness exceeding existence and time. Void is a dark womb filled with spiritual essences needing a possibility or certainty, holding ideas and swallowed forms of long forgotten beliefs, it's a cemetery and pregnant uterus of egregores, gods, structures, a recycling hollow force with never ending fuel to new things. Everything is possible inside an indifferent void."
The definition of the void to most people would be something that is devoid of everything. But the void cannot itself be devoid because that would be a double negative, which would cancel itself out. It would be like dividing by zero, it cannot be done. In that sense it is invisible because cannot be comprehended in the first place.
A void cannot be defined by what is but by what isn't. What a void isn't is time, speed and distance. A void isn't polar opposites. A void isn't is. It is the everything that is not, was not and will not be. That is the true reality that the void is and what the Universe that revolves around it is. The isn't is inbetween and betwixt of everything that is and that is the definition of a void. Think of the Infinity loop, the two loops are part of the one loop and the loop that isn't is the folded over part inbetween the two. Think of anything that has polar opposites and think of what is inbetween them, that is where the void is and that is the origin of anything that is of a polar opposite. In fact the inbetween void of any polar opposite is the same thing, or nothing, that is inbetween any polar opposite in the entire Universe. The center of anything is the center of everything, which is the nothing of the void that is the Axis of the Universe.
The Neoplatonic early Christian writer called Psuedo Dionysius, in Mystical Theology, describes the Void in a similar way to what's just been described, "is not soul or mind, nor does it possess imagination, conviction, speech, or understanding. Nor is it speech per se. It cannot be spoken of and it cannot be grasped by understanding. It is not number or order, greatness or smallness, equality or inequality, similarity or dissimilarity. It is not immovable, moving, or at rest. It has no power, it is not power, nor is it light. It does not live nor is it life. It is not a substance, nor is it eternity or time. It cannot be grasped by the understanding since it is neither knowledge nor truth. It is not kingship. It is not wisdom. It is neither one nor oneness, divinity nor goodness. Nor is it a spirit, in the sense in which we understand that term. It is not sonship or fatherhood and it is nothing known to us or to any other being. It falls neither within the predicate of nonbeing nor of being. Existing beings do not know it as it actually is and it does not know them as they are. There is no speaking of it, nor name nor knowledge of it. Darkness and light, error and truth—it is none of these. It is beyond assertion and denial."
The concept of nullity appears in numerous places in The Dragon Book of Essex, by Andrew Chumbley, on page 14, "Through the in-dwelling of Thy Self within the Body of the Dragon, through the Sacrifice of All to the Image of Nullity, Thou shalt become as the Living Flesh of the Gods without Name; the Communion of They-who-are-Not shall be attained. Through this Gateway Thou shalt go forth from Flesh unto Void; through this Gateway Thou shalt come forth from Void unto Flesh. Here the Twofold Gate is set before Thee. Seek it not, but become it!"
On page 126, "The zeroth and the eleventh arcana are counted as the unitive principle of the triune void for their mystery is the Beginning and the End and the One beyond. The zeroth arcanum is the royal interstice of I: the adytum of nullity. It is the empty point from whence all emanates and to which all returns; the One beyond the horizon, the transcender of all cycles of time and circles of space. It is the numberless digit or power which transgresses or surpasses the liminal boundary of any closed order of enumeration. It is revered as the Outsider, the Exiled Turnskin, who goes beyond and between the many ways of gods and men."
Liber Nigri Solis, on page 12, mentions that the nothing contains everything, "In order to have being, there must first be nothing in which something can be created and in contrast to which being can be conceived as such. This implies freedom as a necessary condition for creation, and also that limitation and negation must be a stronger force than openness and affirmation."
This is similar to what was mentioned before in the Corpus Hermeticum XI in which the Universe is contained by God and his rest, "Eternity, therefore, is in god, the cosmos in eternity, time in the cosmos, and becoming in time. And while eternity has stood still in god's presence, the cosmos moves in eternity, time passes in the cosmos, but becoming comes to be in time. The source of all things is god; eternity is their essence; the cosmos is their matter. Eternity is the power of god, and the cosmos is eternity's work, but the cosmos has never come into being; it comes to be forever from eternity. Therefore, nothing in the cosmos will ever be corrupted (for eternity is incorruptible), nor will it pass away since eternity encloses the cosmos."
The very beginning of the Bibles starts out by saying that the Earth was formless and void, or empty depending on the translation. The everything is created in the nothing as far as this Universe is concerned. That emptiness is the raw potential where the infinite polar opposites are one and none and will become the sum of everything as they are moved apart and start moving around the pre existent center in order to maintain that balance that they are trying to become again. They are created, or moved apart by the Word of God, which are all the vibrations of the Universe rotating around the one center that is the speaker of that word. The Silence is the originator of the Word and the invisible is the creator and container of the Universe.
Aleister Crowley in his book The Tao Teh King gave a very good explanation of what gravity is, "All things arose from the Teh, and the Teh budded from the Tao.((The law of the Tao is constant compensation; its method is always to redress the balance, and reduce the equation to zero. In its action it resembles the form of Energy which we call gravitation very closely. It is an inertia always tending to minimize stress.))" All polarised matter, that operates by the Law of Cycles, has gravity, even the smallest objects. The separation of the opposites causes tension, with more separation causing more tension and there's no shortage of that in the world right now. One thing that meditation does is to close that separation and that reduces tension over time. A very deep meditator will go into a state where tension goes to zero and this state is called bliss.
Gravity should be considered as a byproduct of all the spirals of nature that have time, speed and distance and it is a tension in the fabric of Space and Time. Gravity is not like electrons or photons that are particles, scientists can't even agree what it is exactly. This subject was explained on the page called Flying Saucer Philosophy where if a craft could do as Aleister Crowley says and reduce the equation to zero, then gravity itself would simply cease to exist.
A Black Hole doesn't so much draw in matter and energy, but the fabric of space and time that contains them. That's why there's no escaping a Black Hole. The gravity itself is more of a feature of this fabric that its contents.
There are two quotes from Howard Menger mentioned on Flying Saucer Philosophy that are worth repeating here, the first one is this, "Your body is made up of an infinite number of little solar systems, just like your own solar system, each having its own field or gravitic force around it, with particles revolving in their respective orbits, as the planets do. All of these components—and that's a better term than 'particle'—are held in their orbits by this gravictic force, in a relationship of almost perfect equilibrium." The second one is this, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease.)" All gravity would cease by extension as well as the byproduct of imbalance and movement to compensate for that.
Everything that is polarised matter has weight to it and the more matter there is, or the denser it is, the more weight there is. Most people would imagine that air is weightless, but the reality is air is very heavy. If the Eiffel Tower was put in a cylinder, the air around it would be heavier than the metal itself. Most people don't notice the weight of the air, just like a fish doesn't notice the water. A balloon that rises appears to be weightless but that is just an illusion because the balloon is in a disequlibrium on the ground and it will rise until it is in an equilibrium with the lower air pressure. The balloon itself is still heavier than the lower air pressure above it, which means it is not weightless. True weightlessness only exists in the nothing and anything that is something, consisting of polarised matter, will have weight to it.
This statement from the Live Science website does a good job explaining that gravity is essentially the Universe cancelling itself out, "Since it takes positive energy to separate the two pieces of matter, gravity must be using negative energy to pull them together. Thus, "the gravitational field has negative energy. In the case of a universe that is approximately uniform in space, one can show that this negative gravitational energy exactly cancels the positive energy represented by the matter. So the total energy of the universe is zero."
Astrophysicists Alexei Filippenko at the University of California, Berkeley and Jay Pasachoff at Williams College explain gravity's negative energy by way of example in their essay, "A Universe From Nothing": "If you drop a ball from rest (defined to be a state of zero energy), it gains energy of motion (kinetic energy) as it falls. But this gain is exactly balanced by a larger negative gravitational energy as it comes closer to Earth’s center, so the sum of the two energies remains zero."
In other words, the ball's positive energy increases, but at the same time, negative energy is added to the Earth's gravitational field. What was a zero-energy ball at rest in space later becomes a zero-energy ball that is falling through space.
The universe as a whole can be compared to this ball. Initially, before the big bang, the universe-ball was at rest. Now, after the big bang, it is falling: light and matter exist, and they are moving. And yet, because of the negative energy built into the gravity field created by these particles, the total energy of the universe remains zero."
That is essentially what Aleister Crowley was saying as well.
A good metaphor to use in describing this is to compare hyperinflation of a currency to a Black Hole. The more density an object gets, the bigger the underlying void starts to grow. If that underlying void becomes big enough then it swallows the whole thing and anything surrounding it. With a hyperinflated currency the more currency there is the greater the underlying worthlessness of that paper the currency is printed grows. If enough of that paper currency is printed then that worthlessness becomes its main feature and swallows any value that it has. Adding more zeros to that hyperinflated currency just makes that underlying zero bigger and it is like throwing more matter into a Black Hole. Both inflation and Black Holes are caused by extreme compression.
Any object in orbit around Earth is endlessly falling past it, but the inertia, or the centrifugal force, keeps the object from actually falling. This is where gravity and movement come together. Without the movement gravity would pretty much end up collapsing everything into itself into a bigger and bigger singularity. Every object that orbits the Sun is endlessly falling past it, the Sun itself is endlessly falling past the galactic center and the Milky Way is endlessly falling past the Great Attractor, whatever that is. If a planet or moon affects the gravity on Earth, a person is falling to that as well but that is overcome by the Earth's gravity. Density and the distance of other objects are what stops a person from falling completely to a gravity well. Any physical object in the Universe is falling towards a center, that's falling towards a bigger center all the way up to an ultimate center. The term Fall of Man in the Bible has new meaning because Man and everything he inhabits is always falling to merge back to its origin of the Big Bang Singularity.
As stated earlier in the Movement Without Moving section, all movement is a by product of an imbalance wanting to become balanced again and everything in the Universe that is polarised and separated from the center will go into a state of movement. So imbalance, movement and gravity are intricately connected to each other. When true balance is achieved in the singularity then there is no movement and no gravity.
True weightlessness only really exists in a singularity where matter is cancelled out completely.
Then again the anything and everything don't exist because only the center exists in nonexistence. Imagine the Universe is an almighty gravity well with the center of gravity right in the middle of it. The thing that makes that center an infinite sphere who's center is everywhere and who's circumference is nowhere is that the centers of everything in that almighty gravity well, whether they are galaxies, star systems, planets, all the way down to the atoms are one and the same center. Imagine the centers of everything in the almighty gravity well are connected to the one center of the almighty gravity well like an invisible hand that holds the strings of countless balloons together. It doesn't matter if the balloons are big or small or what other balloons they orbit around, they are all held in place by the one thing. Those strings are connected to the centers of every balloon just like the gravity wells of any object in the Universe are connected to the center of any object. The balloons are all in a state of movement, but the invisible hand is in a state of rest or non action. Again that statement from The Hermetica, everything is moved in something at rest, is relevant here. Imagine if these strings were like wormholes in which someone could tap into to connect the center of where they are at to the almighty center of the Universe to connect to another center anywhere in the Universe since that center is everywhere.
Imagine the twisted zero mentioned earlier. The giant loops of the twisted loop forming infinity can themselves be twisted into smaller and smaller loops of infinity, which have to be counter balanced on the other side of the giant loop. Each one of these smaller and smaller loops are a center of everything from a particle all the way upto a galaxy and beyond, but they are all the same center being twists in the ultimate zero. Just like every blood vessel from tiny capillaries, that are the last stop to a cell, upto the major arteries connecting directly with the heart, each center is really connected to the much greater centers and nothing is exclusive from anything else. The macrocosm and microcosm are in that sense all images, as in twists in the zero.
Another thing to consider is that an object like a moon orbits a planet but by extension it's orbiting the star and by more extension still it's orbiting the galaxy. If the center of anything is the center of everything then that moon is in reality only orbiting the one thing, even though it's moving around three different centers of gravity. In other words it is all just the one movement in the one verse of the Universe. That one movement is paradoxically the rest of the invisible hand because going around in circles isn't movement. The same thing applies to anything that's orbiting around anything that's a center of gravity.
A useful metaphor to understand this is to look at a starter motor belt. It wants to be in a circle shape, represented by zero, but twist it by force and it becomes infinity. The zero is the exact same size as the infinity, except in the infinity the zero has the illusion of being extremely small and only being in the middle. Of course the whole thing is really still a zero that's been twisted to give the illusion of being everything. The force that wants to make the infinity of the belt go back to being a zero again is comparable to gravity. The belt is in a state of polarised tension when it is twisted and relaxes, or better still rests, when it is at zero. The belt speeds up as it is untwisting itself just before it becomes the circle again and this is essentially what the Dark Energy that's causing the acceleration of the Universe really is. The untwisting belt then starts twisting n the opposite direction so that the positive side becomes negative in order to maintain a balance. This would be what the anti matter counterweight is all about, which will be discussed. On the other side of this is the force of anti gravity, which in this context doesn't mean no gravity but the gravity pulling that opposite loop back into a zero again. The force that keeps the belt twisted is like a counter gravity, that is far stronger than the gravity wanting to undo it. If only one belt is twisted it is easy, but trying to keep hundreds of belts twisted it becomes a lot harder and it enough of them exist then they will overcome the counter gravity and force themselves back into a zero. This is essentially a Black Hole. A Black Hole is caused by extreme density of the star's matter, all containing gravity and that gravity combines into a small area, like a sharp nail on a balloon. Gravity is normally an extremely weak force compared to the other three forces of Physics, but put enough of it together and it will become overpowering. That is a difference between a Black Hole and the Big Bang Singularity. The Black Hole combines gravity with extreme density, but is very localised and the Big Bang Singularity combines gravity by combining all parallel realities encompassing the entire Universe. It's the difference between pinching a baloon to create a local contraction of space and time verses deflating the entire baloon to create a universal contraction. If anything a Black Hole is like an imitation of the beginning.
A famous American Indian called Crazy Horse displayed some wonderful wisdom on the subject of the center of anything being the center of everything, "I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one." Just like a droplet of water and the massive oceans are one and the same so to is the microcosm just a droplet of the macrocosm and both are the same thing but apparently different. That center is in everyone and in everything so that everyone is really a No Body and everything is really a No Thing in the infinite Singularity.
Nikola Tesla once said that "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." Everything in the Universe is a vibration as this video mentions and as explained on the section called The Infinite Spirals of Nature and the One Center They All Orbit section of this page. Everything from the atom up to the galaxy and whatever the Great Attractor is to time and space itself is a vibration. A vibration, cycle, or more properly oscillation, is a spiral that has been flattened out so there are up and down movements revolving around an invisible center, which is the Singularity that is the cancellation of space and time. An oscillation is really just a flat line that has been warped and the flat line itself is a point or center that is moving. Think of the oscillation as being the cycles of time and the flat line as been the movement of space. The constant is the combination, or balance, between time and space. The whole oscillation, from the atom all the way up to the entirety of the Universe, is really just a point that is moving through space and warping to create the cycles of time. Gravity is a by product of the warped line wanting to become flat and the flat line wanting to become a point again. When thought of this way the point is really the only thing that exists and that is how the center of anything is the center of everything and this is how God is the infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. The center that is the Pleroma, meaning the totality, is the point and the Universe is the empty point.
A circle, square, or any shape, is really just the imprint of a point that is dragged along a surface, whether paper or space and time. A planet that moves in a circle around a star doesn't create a circle, it really still is just a point the whole time that is caught in the point of the star's gravity well. The circle is an illusion, the point that is separated from the bigger point is in a cycle around that bigger point in order to maintain a balance in its imbalance.
Why do objects that are denser, or larger, weigh more? It's because they have more vibrations or warped lines wanting to become flat and therefore have more gravity as a result. If all energies and particles are exitations in the quantum field which is zero then an object that weighs more has more exitations as such. Better still it is better to call these exitations tensions in the fabric of space and time producing gravity. A heavy object in Space still has just as much tension as it does on the ground, but it has the illusion of being weightless because it is falling past the Earth and not into it. An extremely large object, such as a large star, has that tension spread out, like someone lying on a bed of nails. Someone lying on a bed of nails doesn't get pierced because their weight is spread out so each nail only has a fraction of the total weight to it. Likewise a large star has its weight spread out across the fabric of space and time, but when it collapses at the end of its life then more and more of its weight is on less and less nails until it all becomes one that pierces space and time into the none that is the Black Hole. Gravity is a much stronger force that it may seem but it is usually spread out like having lots of nails supporting the weight without piercing it.
Another thing that can lie on a bed of nails without getting pierced is a balloon seen in videos like this one. The balloon isn't so fragile if the sharp things are spread out and not all in one place. Imagine the balloon as being time and space, the air that keeps it expanded as being all the vibrations of the Universe that make up all particles and the nails as being the weight or gravity of all things physical trying to turn the balloon back into its original state. The weight of a massive star is spread out across time and space so while it's warping time and space around it, causing gravity, it isn't outright piercing it. The nails of a nail bed trying to pierce the balloon do produce a noticeable warping of its surface as well. The vibrations that keep the balloon expanded will conform to the shape of this warping according to General Relativity interestingly enough. This is how certain craft can be photographed changing shape. If the weight of the balloon, like the weight of a large star, rests on less and less nails the warping gets intensified until it is pierced to produce a Singularity in a star, called a Black Hole and a balloon returning to its original state. Of course the neither of these objects disappear, they've just returned to what they used to be before being expanded. Think of the Black Hole as being the Prima Materia of the star and the balloon in its original state as being its Prima Materia as well. The Prima Materia is the unexpanded reality that contains everything in it while being a Singularity with all the vibrations being flatlined and then turned into a point.
If the Universe is really just one point expressing itself in infinite ways then imagine a frequency that is made up of smaller frequencies which are made up of smaller frequencies still until the smallest levels are reached. Imagine the frequency of the galaxies, the frequencies of their star systems, the frequencies of their planet's orbits, the frequencies of their satellites, the day and night frequencies, the frequencies that are in the Human body, the frequencies of the atoms etc. The biggest frequency of them all is the thing that is called the Big Bang, but these frequencies are all just one frequency and this is why it is called the Universe or one verse.
There's a really bizarre theory called The One Electron Universe and it means just what the name suggests. It may seem like the most implausible idea ever to suggest that the Universe is only made up of one electron, but it does explain some useful things. The first one is that it explains why all electrons are the same, but it also may explain the problem caused by Quantum Entanglement, where entangled particles can somehow communicate many thousands of times the speed of light. If there's just one particle, then of course there would be entanglement no matter the distance, because it's all the same particle. Even more incredible is that it explains how the entire Universe, or an entire Universe, could emerge from the Singularity that caused the Big Bang. Perhaps it's not matter being compressed but the time and space that the single electron occupies and expresses itself in that is compressed. This same thing would apply to the super density of a Black Hole. This theory, if it were true, would support the idea that the center of anything is the center of everything, that God is an infinite sphere whose center is every and whose circumference is nowhere and that there is only one frequency to go with the one wave of the one electron. This would certainly be that First matter that makes up everything.
As this video mentions all matter and energy are excitations in quantum fields, with the quantum field being zero, or nothingness, which is where speed, distance and time come to rest. Physicists imagine these quantum fields as being boxed grids, but if the One Electron Universe theory is true, then the quantum field could really just being some God Particle being omnipresent, meaning everywhere, at once and expressing itself in many different vibrations producing the particles of the Universe. When looked at closely these particles do look like waves, because they are vibrations. It's only when looked at from afar that they look like particles and when particles are looked at from afar they look like the Universe and everything that makes it up. But all those infinite vibrations are really just that one zero that becomes all the vibrational numbers.
In Alchemy the Prima Materia, or the First Matter, is central to the whole process of transmutation. It may seem like superstition but Physicists themselves say that the entire Universe emerged out of nothing Ex Nihilo. What else would the Prima Materia be except the Singularity of everything that is really nothing. To transmute matter, or anything else such as the soul, it first has to be broken down into its primordial nature, purified and rebuilt. These are some definitions of the Prima Materia from Wikipedia, "the ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher's stone. It is the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the quintessence or aether." Mary Anne Atwood had this to say about it, "That there abides in nature a certain pure matter, which, being discovered and brought by art to perfection, converts to itself proportionally all imperfect bodies that it touches." Lastly this quote from Theatrum Chemicum describes its properties really well, "They have compared the "prima materia" to everything, to male and female, to the hermaphroditic monster, to heaven and earth, to body and spirit, chaos, microcosm, and the confused mass; it contains in itself all colors and potentially all metals; there is nothing more wonderful in the world, for it begets itself, conceives itself, and gives birth to itself." The Big Bang itself, whatever it was and whatever its purpose was, can be seen as the ultimate Prima Materia, but that Prima Materia still lies underneath the entire Universe because the potential for emptiness that the Singularity that a Black Hole is is underneath all space and time, like how the low pressure of a cyclone lies underneath the Earth's atmosphere.
One of the aims of Alchemy is to break down matter into the Prima Materia so that it can be rebuilt into anything, such as Gold. If all particles are just different excitations or frequencies in the quantum field that is zero then such a thing could be done with really advanced science that manipulates this underlying field of everything. Even a Universe could be created from such a concept.
This quote from The Secrets of Alchemy, by Lawrence Principe, page 26, sums up the principle of breaking anything down into the No Thing of the Prima Materia to build it back up into anything, usually a better thing, "one the all (hen to pan)—directs us again toward ancient Greek philosophical notions about a single material that serves as the underlying substrate for all substances. Clearly, this principle undergirds the idea of alchemical transmutation: one thing can be turned into another because at the deepest level they are really the same thing. Thus, as things appear to pass away and new things come to be, there is a sense in which they remain always the same: one thing is all things, all things are one thing. Thus, the serpent ouroboros, like the sum total of material substances, continuously consumes itself and produces itself from itself, remaining constant even while perpetually destroying and regenerating itself." The statement from that quote "one thing is all things, all things are one thing" hearkens back to that principle that the center of anything is the center of anything and that the Prima Materia is the Point, while the Universe is the Empty Point. It is the Singularity of the Big Bang that gets recreated in a Black Hole.
There is a saying in engineering that can be applied to anything else which is Keep It Simple Stupid. This is how it's described on Wikipedia, "KISS, an acronym for keep it simple stupid, is a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided." That is the purpose of the Black Phase of Alchemy, which is designed to break down the matter into the Prima Materia. It makes all of the complexity into the most simple thing that is the No Thing. This goes back to what Aleister Crowley said in Tao Teh King, "Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X." The zero is keeping it all at maximum simplicity. The Universe isn't as big and complex as it appears if One thinks and creates from the None.
This is a picture of the Rebis which is the final product of the Great Work in Alchemy. It is explained in more detail on this page. The round thing on the arm is a mirror which is the Prima Materia which is the beginning of the three phases of Alchemy. The three circles surrounding the mirror are the Black Phase of breakdown, the White Phase of purification and the Red Phase of rebuilding. The mirror of the Prima Materia is reflecting the landscape that is the world the Rebis is in. The mirror of the Prima Materia contains all of the world in it as it is the Singularity of it all. Think of that mirror as being the point and the world it is reflecting as being the empty point. It is the none that contains the all. It is also like the unexpanded balloon from before. Only the higher level being, containing all the contradictions of nature, holds the Prima Materia as well as the Philosopher's Stone. As was mentioned before the Singularity of a Black Hole reflects the entire Universe and that is also what's been shown with the Prima Materia mirror in this picture.
The last word should go to The Emerald Tablet of Hermes with this quote, "As all things have come from one MIND, so can all things be improved by ADAPTATION to that MIND." The very purpose of the first phase of Alchemy is to break down, or better still annihilate, the thing or the person into the very origin of Every Thing and Every One, which is the None. This None, or the Prima Materia, is none other than the None that is the Mind of God.
The center of anything is the center of everything.
Zero can't be split unless it is twisted and then the nothing becomes the everything.
The Universe can only exist by imbalance, but that balance is elsewhere, in the nowhere.
Everything in the Universe that is a thing is either falling into something or past a greater thing. Only the No Thing is without falling. Hence it is not subject to gravity.
This article from Scitechdaily makes some interesting points that the Universe mainly consists of one type of matter, even though there should be a balance of both the positive and negative, "We’re here because there’s more matter than antimatter in the universe,” says Professor Jens Oluf Andersen at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Department of Physics. This great imbalance between matter and antimatter is why you and I – and spruce trees and chocolate cake – exist.
But we don’t understand why."
According to Quantum Mechanics the occasional inverse atom can exist, or is somehow allowed to exist, among regular atoms without being annihilated. Think of the Yin Yang symbol, both sides contain a small amount of the other side within them reminding everyone that they are integrally linked together. If there's an antimatter Universe, then the opposite would be true as well.
But if too much antimatter exists to the point of balance then the Universe itself would cancel itself out and become the everything and nothing like Aleister Crowley says. This problem is called Baryon Asymmetry and it is described in this quote from the article, "We’re talking about the so-called “baryon-asymmetry” problem: that there’s more of one type of particle than of the other. Baryons are subatomic particles, with the best-known ones being protons and neutrons. All baryons have a corresponding antibaryon, which is mysteriously rare." Maybe these rare antibaryons exist on the other side so to speak, just like the down part of a frequency that's the counterbalance of the up part, but where both are integrally linked to each other.
The thing that keeps matter and antimatter separate is the singularity between them both where both collapse into the void. It is like the Infinity symbol. They both coexist but on opposite sides where they can only meet by disintegrating themselves so they can pass through the narrow gate. Asymmetry can't exist because a balance always has to be maintained, much like a wheel or wings have to be balanced. There can be inverted symmetry, which is what antimatter is about, but not one side by itself. If there is asymmetry, as in not symmetry, it can only exist in non existence which is in the not a thing that is the singularity between the thing and the inverted thing. The asymmetry cannot be considered a counterpart of the symmetry, only its cancellation.
Gravity has an important part in this subject as well. The force of gravity is incredibly weak compared to other forces, such as the Strong Interaction force, that keeps the Protons in an atom bound together to overcome their repelling each other. It was speculated on the documentary called The Elegant Universe that gravity could be just as strong as all the other forces in Physics but this reality is only experience a very brief amount of it. If that is true then that brings up the question of where the rest of it is? The rest of it could be getting shared by other Universes or it could be getting shared by other time periods. A Black Hole is the full realization of the true force of Gravity so there is an argument that creating a singularity will bring it altogether.
But here's another possibility that combines the problem of the weak force of gravity with Baryon Asymmetry. What if there are different realities with different ratios of matter and antimatter, with the perfect balance of ratio of the both in the middle in a Singularity? This reality that everyone is familiar with has an extremely imbalanced ratio that favors matter over antimatter. But things in the everything that is the Universe don't have to be black and white, what if there are different ratios between the two and start balancing out more and more as they move towards the center in the Infinity symbol and annihilate each other? The problem with Theoretical Physicists is that they assume that all realities must be like this one and they believe that any other realities that may exists must all be tuned the same way. How do they know this? They don't. They assume in their infinite lack of universal Gnosis that the purely material reality, with all its polarised and imbalanced matter is the only reality that can exist. If there are realities that have more balance of matter and antimatter then they would be less physical and even considerably more ethereal in nature, maybe even spiritual. That cannot be tolerated by the mainstream of course. A Black Hole unifies all the realities at both ends of the Infinity symbol, but since a Black Hole is emptiness, it can't actually have any gravity, since there is no matter as such. That is a great paradox right there. Gravity gets annihilated much like matter itself since it is no longer needed.
The article from sciencealert points out an interesting question as to why Black Holes don't swallow the Universe. It could be that they expand internally rather than externally. This question is similar to why a heart doesn't remove all the blood from the body, it's because it moves the blood cyclically in the body rather than move it out of the body. If the Universe is a loop then matter and energy going into its singularity would be cycles to another side rather than eliminated. This ties in with the Hawking Paradox which saids that information entering into a Black Hole gets destroyed. That idea has been debunked and Physicists never really liked it. Look at a heart, one part expands outwards drawing in blood and then another part contracts pushing it out. This maintains an equilibrium that is essential for existence. Does a Black Hole actually operate on the idea of an equilibrium as well? Does it draw in the flow of the Universe and push it back out in some White Hole on the other side? Just like the heart doesn't eliminate blood, a Black Hole isn't an eliminator of anything and just like a heart it doesn't expand or contract, but does both thus cancelling growth or shrinking out.
This video mentions that time and space are connected to each other so that if movement goes up, time goes down and if time goes up, movement goes down. The maximum speed of the physical Universe is the speed of light and at that speed time goes to zero. On the other hand if movement is zero then time is at maximum. Logic would suggest if an object goes faster than the speed of light then time would go into reverse, but that's assuming that time as space are connected in a line which isn't the case. Rather, they are connected in a circle. This means that there is always going to be a balance between the two so they are the same distance from the center. This is the constant that Albert Einstein talked about. The occultists say that reality is contained within the circle and the Physicists say that time and space and all the energy and matter contained within it is contained in a circle. But for this system to work the bottom part of the circle of reality, or time and space, has to be negative, so there isn't backward time but backward matter. It is better to think of the container as not being a circle as such but a twisted circle so that the backward matter is locked away on the other side of the singularity that is the balance that is the constant of time and space. The interesting part is at the end when the video mentions that in a Black Hole the circle that contains time and space collapses into the point in the middle of it so that effectively the nothing become the everything. An object going into a Black Hole will have its movement reduced to zero in effect going into that state of rest that the Gnostics, the Hermeticist and the Tao Teh Ching talked about.
Going back to the One Electron Universe theory, perhaps there's and anti matter version of this called the One Positron Universe on the other side. In the matter Universe the electron is on the outside of the atom being time and the proton is on the inside being space. In an anti matter Universe the positron is on the outside being time and the electron is on the inside being space. They each get a turn being on the outside and inside. If a spiraling clock has an AM and PM then everything that has a vibration, which is everything, does the same thing. In the center of everything, called a Singularity, the First Matter and the Squared Circle, the electron and proton change places and invert in order to abide by the law of equilibrium. This would be the true God Particle that makes the everything of the Universe.
This video points out that the circle, which is a representation of zero, creates vibrations. All energy and matter are excitations or vibrations in the quantum field which is zero. This is how all the Universe is created Ex Nihilo, or out of nothing.
This same Circle of Reality can create other vibrations as well to create all the particles of the Universe. Everything is moved in something at rest as The Hermetica states. The center of the Circle of Reality is The Axis of the Universe and if there is a Prima Materia this would be it.
Turn that Circle of Reality into an infinity loop and the vibration that results would become a circle showing that the nothing, represented by a circle, lies underneath the everything. To prevent that vibration from turning into a circle and cancelling out the entire Universe what can be done is to have each loop in the infinity loop have their own vibrations that go in equal and opposite directions. These two vibrations would be a perfect image of each other, but in reverse, like a mirror. These two vibrations need to be separated from each other otherwise they cancel out back into the circle that they once were. This was talked about in a lot of detail with the Baryon Asymmetry section just discussed.
The hand that generates the sinusoidal waveform that turns inside the Circle of Reality appears to go in one direction on one end of the infinity loop and in the opposite direction on the other end, but in reality it is all going in the one direction because it is simply twisted. This is why it is not possible to go back in time and space because backwards is still forwards in an infinity loop. The hand that turns in a Circle of Reality appears to shrink as it gets to the center of this infinity loop as well before it grows again, but turning in the opposite direction. This shrinkage is time and space entering into a Singularity and this is why time slows down stops in a Black Hole. That time emerges on the other side appearing to go in the opposite direction.
But the hands of the Circle of Reality don't move in a circle as such, but in a spiral as mentioned before. So imagine a clock whose hands move in a spiral instead of a circle. This would happen because the axis is itself moving. Imagine the Circle of Reality moving around in an infinity loop and its hands of space and time grow as it reaches the extremities of either side of the loop, but shrink as they move towards the center. The hands of space and time don't grow forever but start inverting as they shift to be in keeping with the law of equilibrium. As the Circle of Reality heads towards the center space and time shrink and accelerate. This phenomenon has been erroneously called Dark Energy and the problem with it is that Physicists assume that the Universe will keep accelerating until there is what they call the Big Rip in space and time, which goes against the law of equilibrium.
The Squared Circle is really the Cubed Spiral.
Imagine the point in the middle of this picture as being the Prima Materia and the layers around it being the quantum fields that generate all particles. Physics imagines quantum fields as being boxed grids, but a better way of seeing it is that they are more like an onion layered around the point. This is how the center of anything is the center of everything and how the point lies underneath all of the oscillations that make up the entire Universe.
Remember that quote from the Heart Sutra in Buddhism mentioned at the start, "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness is not separate from form, form is not separate from emptiness. Whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form."
The serpent is a feature in many creation myths all over the world, from the Bible, to the Babylonians, to the Australian Aboriginals, to the ancient Americans.
The reason why the serpent is most linked to creation more than any other animal is because it is one of the few animals, aside from an eel, that becomes a vibration in order to move. The snake doesn't have legs, fins, wings, or whatever other propulsion method that nature has come up with. The snake has to turn its whole body into the propulsion in order to move. A snake can only move slowly if its body is straight, so if it wants to move fast it has to warp its body into a vibration shape so that the ends of the vibration push it forward. The purpose of the push at the ends is to make the snake straight again. Of course the straight snake and the warped snake are one and the same thing, there aren't two different snakes in this whole process. The straight snake is still in the warped snake and the forces that's making the warped snake straight again is like unto gravity, with is the primordial movement.
The Universe likewise doesn't have any actual means of propulsion aside from warping itself into a vibration in order to make itself move. This is the sacred engine of the Universe that moves everything at rest. The straight Universe of rest and the warped Universe of movement being one and the same thing, or no thing.
In Hinduism, there is a bas relief in Angkor Wat, that has a creation myth, called Churning of the Sea of Milk, which has some strong parallels to the Book of Genesis. This myth has the themes of good and evil, a snake and immortality, just like the Book of Genesis does. It is also linked with cycles or time. In this Hindu creation myth, 13, which is a special number to occultists, precious things, including the exilir of immortality, were lost during the churning of the cosmic sea. Finding these 13 things again required a joint operation between gods and demons, which are polar opposites. A giant snake, which represents cycles or time, offered himself as a rope to the gods and demons, so that they could pull back and forth on it to twirl a churning stick, which lasted for thousands of years. If there's a sacred engine then it is the polar opposites of the snake working with each other, in apparent opposition, turning the wheel or The Axis of the Universe.
David Goddard in The Tower of Alchemy points out a link between the First Matter and the serpent, "The serpent is the symbol used by the wise when they wish to compress all their knowledge of the Great Magical Agent (the Quintessence) into one representation. The Quintessence-the First Matter-is that glory "veiled with all concealments," as the Zohar says, the Fiery Power of Kundalini hidden within every form." If there is a point that creates all matter, as in the First Matter, then it would vibrate like a snake and the Universe would in reality be one really long serpent that is coiled up countless times like a strand of DNA. The snake eating its tail would be the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end and The Axis of The Universe itself. The snake may have countless vibrations within it that appear to all be separate, but they are all part of the one snake, hence the name Universe. All those vibrations are in the image of the one large vibration and are all subject to it, like all the wheels of a clock are all powered by the one big wheel of the clock.
Andrew Chumbley made a good comment about the link between snakes and the birth of the Universe in The Dragon Book of Essex, "where the Black Sun shed its seed, there came the Snake with all its breed."
The serpent could also been seen as being like the spokes of the Wheel of Creation that keeps the circumference, that is the perceptible reality of everyday awareness, separate from the unseen reality of the point that lies underneath. The further the serpent is from the point the bigger the vibration, or movement it develops. The closer the serpent's body is to the point the straighter its body is.
Visualise the Black Hole as turning like a wheel, except where it is moving towards the middle and back out onto the other side rather than around a perfect circle. Perhaps when the time and space approaches the center of the Infinity loop it speeds up and this could explain the phenomenon of Dark Energy which is a force that Physicists can't explain that's causing the Universe to accelerate. This acceleration in a linear sense would cause what is called the Big Rip where the Universe's expansion accelerates so much that it causes space and time to rip apart. But in the non linear Infinity loop the Universe would only speed up towards the center and then slow down again in an equal and opposite way. This non linear view overcomes the problem of the Big Rip.
The major problem with the Big Rip is that is goes against the principle that the Universe must always maintain an equilibrium to exist. This would mean that it would have to include a negative Dark Energy to counterbalance the Dark Energy, just like the oscillations on an oscilloscope go in both directions in order to work. In a normal clock time goes around at an equal speed, but imagine that clocks were shaped like an infinity loop instead of a circle, time would speed up as it approached the center and slow down on the extremities on either side. This video demonstrates that really well. The Big Rip is based on a linear view that things just expand out indefinitely and no go around cyclically to maintain a balance and this is very flawed thinking.
As described in the Movement Without Moving section of this page nothing in this Universe really moves, rather it is time and space that moves and everything within it goes along with it. The acceleration is really the acceleration of space and time as it moves towards The Axis of the Universe. This is similar to how wind moves faster as it gets closer to the Eye of the Storm. The wind doesn't rip apart. But Physicists think that space and time can rip apart.
Most people assume that the Universe will expand infinitely until the stars become so distant that they will no longer become visible and the sky, if there was still one on a planet, would be completely black for the rest of time. This idea, like the Big Rip idea, also goes against the principle that the Universe must maintain an equilibrium. The Big Crunch theory, where the Universe will expand but then start contracting again to its original point, is a better idea than the infinite expansion and Big Rip theories as well. The problem with it is that the balance happens in billions of years time, whereas in the donut and infinity loop models the balance is happening in the here and now, which makes a lot more sense. The donut model, infinity loop model or the flower model, which is discussed next, takes a perfect equilibrium into account.
In this article on this site scientists are predicting now that the Universe is going to shrink afterall.
The term parallel Universes is a misnomer because it implies that all realities are layered on top of each other in a linear way. This goes against the law of cycles and spirals so a spiral shape of parallel Universes would seem to be the best way of shaping them all. It has been demonstrated that the shape of the Universe is flat as discussed on this website so that would suggest in a way that it could be layered as such, but in what shape?
As was just discussed Baryon Asymmetry says that this Universe exists because of imbalance and that is a problem, because if there was an equal amount of matter and antimatter then the Universe would cancel itself out. This problem could be solved if the antimatter were locked behind a singularity. But a flower doesn't just have two petals, but many. It would be either a donut or lots of infinity loops cycling around together in the shape of a flower. The donut itself just suggests one Universe so the flower would be better.
The term Big Bang itself is another misnomer. It was really a big expansion of space and time or better still an unfolding from out of a center. As mentioned on the Big Rip part space and time speed up as it approaches the center and slows down on the ends of the loops and then turns back in the other direction thus cancelling out any movement at all imitating the non movement of the Axis of the Universe and preventing any Big Rip. Remember that statement from The Hermetica, "everything is moved in something at rest"? The center of all the Universe petals are moved by the sacred engine that is itself at rest.
How would this Universe flower unfold in what is incorrectly called the Big Bang? This goes back to the Cartesian graph discussed earlier where every single number has a corresponding negative that cancels out automatically so that the number zero lies underneath every single number. Imagine that the center of the infinity loop was a hinge so that this Universe and its antimatter counterweight could fold over each other and cancel each other out since they have become the zero that is the circle. But this zero could fold back out at another spot on the circle and create another Universe with its anti matter counterweight. Repeat this process however many times a nothing can become the everything while still being nothing in essence.
It would appear to be a multiverse, but in reality it is still a Universe that cancels out into the nullverse in the Axis of the Universe.
If the Universe was imagined as folding out from the nothing of the circle to the everything of the infinity loop then the none contains the all and the center of anything is the center of everything.
If the Universe was a flower then that would suggest that it would have veins that carry nutrients, or in this case some primordial energy, to every cell, or in this case galaxy, star system, planets, etc. What could do such a thing over the seemingly infinite expanse so Space? Black Holes and any wormholes they create would be the best candidate. Every single Black Hole is the same no matter the size or position, since it is a void in space and time. They all connect back to the Axis of the Universe, which is the ultimate void that holds all space and time together as the none that contains the all. Of course any physical object has its own gravity well, although it doesn't pierce time and space like a Black Hole does. Think of them as being capillaries, which are the final destination to the cells. The center of this flower holds and feeds everything in the Universe and keeps everything running.
The flower model is superior to all other models of the Universe because it takes the law of equilibrium into account, the law of cycles or spirals into account, parallel Universes and Black Holes and wormholes, all tied in together by the sacred beating heart that keeps everything moving in rest. It is the sacred engine that is in equilibrium while creating all the vibrations and cycles of everything. It is also like a flower shaped clock, where one main wheel turns the infinite other wheels that keep everything turning from the atom to the galaxy and beyond. It even accounts for the acceleration of the Universe and Baryon Asymmetry. Since as explained before there is no distance then these veins could take people anywhere within it without tearing across its space and time like a rocket tries to foolishly do.
The short answer is they must if they exist and there are multiple ones at the same time. The main thing that could cross over so to speak would be the force of gravity. But if there was gravity from some other Universe affecting this one then the object causing it would not be detectable. Isn't that Dark Matter? Dark Matter can only be detected indirectly through its effects on gravitational lensing and holding galaxies together, but can't be seen, measured, quantified, like normal matter and energy can be. Perhaps Dark Matter is perfectly detectable in some other Universe, but gravity transcends all space and time, meaning the entire One Verse and not just a section of it. Normal gravity is caused by matter wanting to cancel itself out. Better still gravity is the thing moving towards, or being attracted to the no thing. The veins of all the gravity wells, Black Holes and any wormholes transverse the entire One Verse. If gravity from some other Universe is affecting matter in this Universe then it should be called Parallel Gravity. Just like water is attracted to both the Earth's center and the Moon's center, the matter in this Universe is likewise attracted simultaneously attracted to multiple different gravity wells.
Parallel Universes would be essential for keeping matter in other Universes in place and the whole structure would fall apart without them. It's like glue or threads keeping the petals in place and structuarlly in unision. Perhaps Dark Matter is in a quantum field, or space and time, that is offset by slightly different laws of the Universe tuned differently.
If the Universe is the One Verse of an almighty cycle then a line of perception, called reality or the visible Universe, is put across it so that only one part, a very small part, of the One Verse is seen and detected. This would of course create lots of mysterious gaps in the line of perception, where all the smart men of science will speculate as to what it is and call it Dark Matter, meaning they don't really have a clue how to solve this mystery. This line of perception could be seen as slices of different parallel Universes, but are in reality just the One Verse. Perhaps the laws of physics are tuned differently in each one of these slices, or the vibrations in each one have different frequencies and amplitudes and so in that sense have to be separated from other slices. The gravity is the one thing that permeates through all these slices because it is a by product of the One Verse wanting to cancel itself out back to the Void that started the Big Bang.
When the Universe was young the parallel Universes were closer together originating as one so that the Universe really was the One Verse. Perhaps the expansion of the Universe was really the separation, or slicing up, of the different realities by the lines of perception creating laws of physics that are tuned differently. Remember it's not the matter or energy that expands but rather the fabric of space and time that expands so that the Universe is bigger in light years than its age in light years. Is this expansion really a separation of different Universes? If the Universe really did start off as being One Verse then the petals were bunched together as one like in a flower bud that's about to open up.
As mentioned earlier there was no before the Big Bang because there was no time and there was nowhere in the Universe that the Big Bang started because it started everywhere in the Universe. This would mean that time and space were one and the same in the center and not in the circumference. This would imply that if the Big Bang didn't happen in the past and didn't happen at any specific space in Space then it is still here, there and everywhere and yet nowhere in the No Thing.
The statement from The Gospel of Thomas is very relevant here, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
In the beginning was the end and they were, they are and they will be one and the same.
How the nothing creates the everything Ex Nihilo.
The serpent of creation.
Debunking the Dark Energy and Big Rip Fallacies.
This Universe is one petal of an immense flower of other Universes held in place by the Axis of the Universe.
Do parallel Universe have any effect on this Universe?
The Big Bang didn't happen in the past but in the center.
From Polytheism to Monotheism to Nulltheism.
The none contains the all.
The Biblical trees as a gateway between the higher and lower worlds.
In tribal societies people worshiped their ancestors, animals, natures spirits etc. When civilisation began the higher powers became like the royal families who were the highest echelons of their societies. How do people know that the higher powers are like the Earthly royal families? They don't have any other perspective to draw from. Polytheism, whether it's worshiping hierarchical gods or aspects of nature and life, has been the defining feature of religions for most of history. Monotheism was really just religious imperialism that made all spirituality part of the Borg. It made it easier for the rulers to control so many different societies and the Monotheists succeeded where the Ancient Romans failed in subduing the Barbarians.
Idolatry maybe associated with Polytheism, Monotheism is just as idolatrous, it is still just as materialistic and distant from God as the old religions. The three major Monotheistic religions still pray and venerate Earthly objects after all. The people of the Monotheistic religions are every bit as bad as the people from the old time Polytheistic religions and everyone should be known by their deeds.
Monotheism may have been set up to try to create unity but in practice it has done nothing but create disunity. Christianity has countless groups within it all claiming to be the one true religion. The keyword here is one. Monotheism seems to create a neurosis where everyone should be one and the same like the Borg. This is a major reason why Monotheism is in reality a really bad ideology. The leaders of a one true religion go to war with other leaders of their one true religions, usually over small differences. Monotheists have just as much malice as any non Monotheistic religion. There's no one true religion but there's only none true religion.
The symbol of the Age of Aeries was the two becoming one and this was the age where the transition from Polytheism to Monotheism occurred. But just like an arrow, that also starts from two ends and merges into one, it is pointing at something and that something would be the next Age of Aquarius. The two becomes one and the one becomes none. Nulltheism is the next logical step in the Age of Thoth as Aleister Crowley liked to call it. It would be a true end of idolatry.
If God is in the zero and not in the one then he is a Nulltheo, rather than a Monotheo. Since God is invisible and non existent in any material sense, as in containing polarised matter, then that means he is zero rather than one. This statement is essentially the end of Monotheism as a concept as it has existed and dominated religious thought for the past roughly 2000 years.
This center of the Universe contains the Universe. The Corpus Hermeticum XI has this to say about the nature of the one who contains the all, "Eternity, therefore, is in god, the cosmos in eternity, time in the cosmos, and becoming in time. And while eternity has stood still in god's presence, the cosmos moves in eternity, time passes in the cosmos, but becoming comes to be in time. The source of all things is god; eternity is their essence; the cosmos is their matter. Eternity is the power of god, and the cosmos is eternity's work, but the cosmos has never come into being; it comes to be forever from eternity. Therefore, nothing in the cosmos will ever be corrupted (for eternity is incorruptible), nor will it pass away since eternity encloses the cosmos."
There's a passage in Allogenes in the Gnostic gospels that is saying the same thing, "Nothing activates him in accordance with the Unity that is at rest. For he is unknowable; he is an airless place of boundlessness. Since he is boundless and powerless and nonexistent, he was not giving Being. Rather he contains all of these in himself, being at rest (and) standing out of the one who stands continually, since there had appeared an Eternal Life, the Invisible and Triple-Powered Spirit which is in all of these who exist."
This passage from Allogenes is significant because it ties in the concepts that God is in a state of rest, is unknowable, is boundless, is powerless and nonexistent. But these features all contain the movement, the knowledge, the bounds, the power and the existence. The container cannot be contained since the contained, whatever is in the contained, would simply fall apart and lose all is meaning without the container. The contained doesn't know of the container's existence unless it were to get out of its watery existence and observe the bigger picture. Everything is contained by the nothing.
Then of course there is the Book of Genesis where God rested on the seventh day. The seventh day of creation isn't creation itself, since nothing was created on that day, it is just rest, but that rest is where God exists. The seventh day of rest is above the world of Man, animals, plants, things etc, which are all bound to the cycles of the Universe.
There's an interesting question as to whether the Universe is in a Black Hole. A Black Hole has a major thing in common with the Big Bang Singularity, where they are both an enormous amount of compressed energy and matter. But an obvious difference is that a Black Hole's effects are localised, whereas the Big Bang singularity is the total thing. Think of a Black Hole as being one part of the fabric of time and space being contracted, whereas the Big Bang Singularity is the whole thing being contracted. What is time and space and the Black Hole were really the same thing, where the Black Hole is just the cancelled state of time and space? Like what was stated about zero lying underneath every number on the Cartesian graph the Black Hole lies underneath all time and space. In that sense the Universe is one big Black Hole and also in that sense it is everything and nothing. But that creates a serious problem, if the Universe was a Black Hole then how did the Universe expand in the Big Bang? Well the answer is simple which is twist the zero into Infinity and then the nothing becomes the everything and the none contains the all. It is the opposite of a Black Hole in that sense. If seen like that then the Big Bang Singularity could be a White Hole, which does the exact opposite of what a Black Hole does.
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden was placed right in the middle of the place as mentioned in Genesis 2:9 and Genesis 3:3, "The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.", "God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"
As explained on the page A Real Creation Theory, the Garden of Eden story was a metaphor for the soul becoming polarised and entering the physical world. The fact that these trees are placed in the middle of this garden was not an accident. The middle is the gateway between worlds that connected the higher realm with the lower realm. The Garden of Eden had a river that watered the garden and it split into four rivers that flowed out to the world. This represents that in the center there is the oneness that nourishes everything and the river splitting into four represents the four cardinal directions of the compass and of the physical or lower world. The center nourishes everything that comes out of it. Adam and Eve were banished after God made garments of skin for them and the skin wasn't from a slaughtered animal, but their skin.
In the Book of Daniel 4:10, there is another symbolic tree that also just happens to be in the middle, "These are the visions I saw while lying in bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous. The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth. Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.
“In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven. He called in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches. But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass of the field.
“ ‘Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth. Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him."
As was explained on the Tower of Babel page King Nebuchadnezzar was like the tree whose top reached to heaven, which means that he was in touch with heaven, much like the Tower of Babel, but he developed the mind of an animal and this caused him to lose touch with heaven, which is symbolized by the tree getting cut down. King Nebuchadnezzar didn't literally become an animal but he developed the mind of one and that is just as bad. A lot of people interpret this passage in the Book of Daniel to mean that King Nebuchadnezzar went mad, and this is certainly true, but he went mad because he developed the mind of an animal, this is the root of mental illnesses. Most leaders that have existed, as well as people and the civilizations have been animalistic in nature and operate primarily from their base instincts. The animal state of mind, that started with King Nebuchadnezzar, created the Beast system that is spoken of in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. The Beast system is the system that those who operation from their animalistic state of minds create.
The tree being in the middle of the world meant that it was a gateway that connected Heaven and Earth as the Book of Daniel states. King Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom were operating in a higher state of consciousness and were able to access the middle to the higher realm. That access to the higher realm lost when he developed the animal mind as stated on this page.
These Biblical references to trees being the center of the world connecting Heaven and Earth is a world wide belief spread across many different cultures from Hinduism, to Taoism to the Norse. This philosophy is called the Axis Mundi, which is explained in a lot of detail on this website. The center is something that is strongly emphasized by many cultures and they all wanted to be part of it.
The thing that connects the roots of the tree with the leaves is the center of it. The darkness below and the light above are connected by the trunk that acts as a gateway between the world of the dark and the light. It is the transport where the products of both travel from one end to the other to keep the whole organism alive in perfect equilibrium. Life is the union of the two and not the exclusivity of one over the other. The really amazing thing about trees is that they grow in a spiral fashion in what is called the Fibonacci sequence. There is even an inventor who has copied this design of tree leaves to make the leaves much more efficient in collecting the Sun's rays. This explains why trees look the way they do and are not random. Trees work in spirals just like everything else in nature, particularly the planets, operate in spirals. The trunk of the tree is formed over time in circles, much like the planets where everything revolves around and is held in place by the center.
The Theory of Everything can only exist in the Reality of Nothing.
The Theory of Everything is something that combines the Theory of Relativity, which deals with the large scale, with Quantum Mechanics, which deals with the small scale. Both theories don't agree with each other but they are both there. Albert Einstein was not a fan of Quantum Mechanics because he didn't like the fact that it was based on chance and he made the famous statement that "God does not play dice with the Universe" as a criticism of it.
The term Theory of Everything implies that the Everything is a Theory as in it is not a reality. If it is true, as stated before, that the Universe should really be annihilated then the Everything should really be a Nothing as in a no thing. The truth is that the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics do unify at the beginning of the Universe in the Big Bang which means that the two polar opposites do combine in the nothingness of preexistence.
Think of the Theory of Relativity as being order and Quantum Mechanics as being chaos. Focus up on a printed picture and it is a chaos of dots, but zoom out and that chaos starts appearing as order the more the bigger picture emerges. A cyclone is a chaos of wind and rain but rise above it, way above it into Space, it takes on an orderly shape. In fact focus out of anything chaotic enough, such as the rings of Saturn and order starts to take shape. Chaos and order are two sides of the same coin and cannot be separated from each other.
Is the Universe made up of order or chaos? A lot of things, such as the formation of new planets or the explosion of a Supernova look chaotic, but form back into order. Most people think that outside the boundary of the galaxy it becomes a chaotic free for all but the existence of The Great Attractor phenomenon means that even outside of perceivable order there is still order in the apparent chaos.
A good way to understand how chaos, or chance, leads to order is to look at the results of dice throws in statistics. A dice that's thrown 10 times will have some numbers turning up than other numbers, but throw that dice 100 times and the results become a lot more even. Throw that dice a trillion times and the results become so extremely even that any differences would be on an atomic scale. Of course it is possible that one side would come up a trillion times, but that is incomprehensibly unlikely. A dice that's thrown a trillion times has just as much chance or chaos as a dice that's only thrown 10 times, it's the same dice after with the same behavior. Basically the smaller the scale, the less even the results and the larger the scale, the more even the results. A dice, or any other object of chance, such as a coin, can only show one side at a time, which means that the dice has chaos built into its nature, but there is hidden order in that dice that isn't seen until the bigger picture is developed. The order, which is the balance of the results, is already there on all sides of the dice but the nature of the fabric of space and time which is the table only permits a small part of it to be shown. In a singularity, where time, speed and distance go to zero, all sides of the dice will show up at once. The Singularity is omnidirectional as in it it touches all sides at once from the middle. It is all numbers and no numbers at once just like the zero. This is a perfect unity between order and chaos where the dice is thrown zero times and yet shows a perfect balance. God does not need to play dice with the Universe if there is a perfect balance of everything in the center of the Everything.
The reality is that reality is about the combination, or dissolution of order and chaos, just like the combination of all matter and antimatter will lead to the Universe cancelling itself out. The thing that created the Big Bang, whatever it was, was that union of the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Likewise, a Black Hole combines and cancels out the order of the large scale object, a star, with its small scale components to create a singularity.
Everything that's order has chaos in it and everything that's chaos has order in it as well. This is why things that are about order, such as a civilisation, break down over time and periods of chaos always lead back into a new order of civilisation. The neither exist in the nothing that is in between the two.
The firmament is in the midst of the sea and not above it.
There's a very strange passage in Genesis 1:6 that seems to be suggesting that there is a sea in the sky that is above heaven, "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
People who interpret the Bible literally will believe that there was once a sea in the sky, but they fail to understand what this book is saying. It says that the firmament is in the midst of the waters, as in the center of it, like a whirlpool. The center of the whirlpool is empty, just like the firmament in heaven. God's kingdom isn't above anything, but rather it is in the center of everything. The firmament is surrounded by the polar opposites of above and below and the waters swirl around it, like in a whirlpool. The firmament is in a state of balance, rest and zero gravity. The middle is omnidirectional as in it has no direction, because it is neither up, down, left, right, above or below. Instead being in the middle is connects all of those things and polarities at once.
This video makes an interesting point at 9 minutes, 10 seconds, that the quantum fields, where all particles of the Universe emerge, are like the waves of a sea. The page called The Shoreless Sea also goes into detail about how reality is comparable to a giant sea as well. The center of these waves, or ripples, is the cause of them, which is none other than the None of the void of all existence.
On the page called the Hymn of the Pearl and on the Decoding Moby page, the soul is compared to being a pearl that is picked up by a higher being and brought to the higher world. Pearls are put in one place in a jewelry box, which is infinitely smaller than the Shoreless Sea they are brought out of, yet is infinitely more valuable. If the sea, which represents the world, is an illusion or the empty point then of course it has no value. But the pearls are brought out of it because they have value and they are put in the center that is the jewelry box because the pearls are of the center. The jewelry box is outside of the sea in the nothingness as far as the sea and everything in it is concerned. The pearls are now part of the emptiness of the higher world. The wisdom, beauty, contentment, spirit, enlightenment etc, are of the center and the more people stray away from those higher qualities, the more they drown in the sea and come to their spiritual resting place in the mud at the bottom rather than being in company with the valuable in the jewelry box. This is a poetic verse from Qutub by Andrew Chumbley about this subject, "The Pearl from out each Grain of Sand. Upon that Sea the Stone shall float: A Light to lure the Mages' Boat, Like Dew caught on the Spider-strand." The grain of sand is the body in a desert surrounded by billions of other grains of sand and it hides the soul, represented as a pearl that is of value to the mage. The mage rides on the sea, which represents the world and he will give love and instruction to that pearl over the worthless sand. The boat itself, like the jewelry box, is empty of the world.
A similar metaphor to the pearl diver is the grave robber. The grave robber will intrude his way into the Underworld looking for anything precious. He leaves behind anything that is death, because it is worthless and takes the jewelry back to the land of the living. The jewelry is of the land of the living and only those who are alive can perceive its value. The dead can only perceive darkness, dirt and the stench of death because that which is precious is invisible to them. But just because something is invisible doesn't reduce its value at all and just because someone is blind doesn't make the precious thing he can't perceive have no valuable. The dead don't care that they have had something precious taken from them. The dead don't even realise that anything precious was taken from them and they don't even realise that they had anything precious on them in the first place. Such is the plight of the ignorant. If people don't use that which is precious it will be taken away from them. Become like the precious and get noticed and taken up by higher powers to the world of the living. Stay dead and only get noticed by the profane creatures who feed on death as explained on The Lord of the Flies page.
This passage from Matthew 13:12 makes more sense with the grave robber example, "Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables:
“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand."
The Bible makes it very clear that the Kingdom of God is invisible and hidden away from most people and only a few are privileged to see it and reap its rewards, "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." The field is the world and just like the pearl in the mud, it is worthless compared to what is hidden in it. The kingdom of heaven, despite being so small in the size of a singularity, is much more valuable than the field itself.
Romans 1:20 also makes it abundantly clear that God and his kingdom are invisible, but his qualities are very visible, "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."
Where else would it be? In Isaiah 19:19 there is this strange passage that says that appears to be endorsing something in the land of Egypt, "In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border." Many people have interpreted this to be none other than the Great Pyramid itself. The Great Pyramid just happens to be located in the approximate center of the Earth's landmass, which would clearly suggest that its location was very intentional. The symbol of the pyramid are the four cardinal directions and four elements merging into the invisible capstone. Where else would such a union happen but the center, which is where God has his altar as stated in Isaiah.
The thing that Christianity and the Ancient Egyptian religion have in common is their emphasis on death and resurrection and this process is the gateway to the higher world, which is in the center of it. This gateway of the Great Pyramid leads to Orion which is where the dead went to in the Ancient Egyptian religion. Only by unifying the forces of nature and being the center can one travel the stars.
Jerusalem is also in close proximity to the center of the world and it's strange that the religion that emerged from this place has come to be the most influential of them all. Ezekiel 5:5 even says that Jerusalem is in the center of the world, "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her." Did the Bible make a lucky guess that this city was in the center of the world or what? Most of the events of the Bible occur in this very restricted area of the world, because the point is very small compared to the circumference after all. Is it a coincidence that the three Mosaic religions have come to dominate the world in so many ways, just like the axis moves the rest of the wheel?
The symbol of Judaism is the simplist representation of polar opposites with Christianity being a Solar religion and Islam being a Lunar religion.
Magic rituals are performed in a circle with the practitioner visualizing a circle, or a sphere, of energy emerging out of the center and creating a magic space of power. The altar itself is in the center where the tools to perform the magical operations are and the higher realms are accessed through the center of the magic circle. There is a paradoxical thing in magic where the circle is squared when the magician calls forth the spirits from the four corners, each one representing one of the four elements, of the Earth to participate in the ritual.
The four elements come together in the center of the squared circle to become the fifth element that is the totality. This is the doorway to higher realms. It is created by creating a singularity of the physical world.
The Great Pyramid's missing capstone is a good example of the four elements and directions merging together into the unity that is invisible. Perhaps the capstone was never added to the Great Pyramid, but that doesn't mean that it is missing. The four elements and directions pay homage to the invisible capstone. The capstone is portrayed as being separated from the pyramid and glowing with its own light. The invisible harmony is the harmony that is enlightenment and all seeing and it is above the physical reality, but in charge of it.
Flour mills use a heavy spinning stone on top of a fixed stone that turns grains into flour. Think of the circular stone as cycles or time and the fixed stone as being space. They both work together in the Alchemical process of transformation into the useful ingredient that builds into the new body. As can be seen in this video the grains are fed into the squared circle of space and time through the emptiness of the void in the middle of the spinning stone. Think of this as how souls enter the squared circle of space and time to go through their Alchemical Great Work. Think of the weight of the millstone as being like gravity which is time pressing down on space while spinning. Yes, time really does cause gravity as this video explains. If one were to join the none that is the void outside of the millstone of time and space, gravity is not experienced anymore. The flour that's been separated from the chaff and broken down ends up back in the void outside of the time and space of the flour mill to be used in the next Alchemical phase in the higher world. If one wants to free himself from the weight of the world then reduce the grains into powder in order to go outside of the millstone away from its weight. If someone doesn't break themselves down Alchemically to transform into bread, like Jesus Christ did, then the millstone will keep on turning and weighing on the individual until he submits. Jesus Christ did say his yoke is easy and his burden is light. That has new meaning using the millstone as an example.
A movie reel is a spiral containing countless frames that each have four corners to them, which would make the whole thing a rectangled spiral. Each frame only has a tiny amount of the spiral to it and the collective frames and the spiral are one and the same thing. Each frame is a very slight variation of the previous frame of the spiral as well. If one frame contained the entire spiral then it would be a Black Hole or even the beginning of the Universe of the reel. Think of the negative and the light on the screen as being polar opposites, as in they are exactly the same thing, except one is light and the other is dark but complement each other. The rectangle of the negative and the rectangle of the screen can be seen as matter and anti matter respectively, bringing up the Baryon Asymmetry topic. The zero in this sense is the void that is at the center of the movie reel. The spiral and its parallel Universes are turned by it to give the images life and the light has to pass through the darkness of the negative first before it is illuminated on the screen. It is in that sense that illumination is born in darkness that is explained later. The zero or the void lies underneath the entire reality of the movie. This metaphor can be useful in understanding this quote from The Gospel of Philip, "Light and darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor the evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death. For this reason each one will dissolve into its earliest origin. But those who are exalted above the world are indissoluble, eternal.
The page called Squaring The Circle has more detail on this subject and should be read in addition to this page.
This is from a book called A Witch Alone, by Marian Green, explaining the importance of the circle used in magical rituals, "A circle is perhaps the oldest pattern set out by people, recognised by artists, acknowledged by tiny children. It is a symbol of eternity, of equality, of permanence and of change. The face of the rising sun is round, the repeating plosh as raindrops splash into puddles forms recurring circles, the patch of light born of a single flame or a mighty bonfire sheds warmth and illumination in a circle. From huddles of playing children to the greatest gatherings of learned people, the shape they make is often a circle, where all can be heard, all can offer advice, all can equally participate in whatever is being arranged. So it is with magic.
The circle cast by the ceremonial magician or swept by the old wise woman's broom on her earthy floor represents a kind of spaceship, a time traveller's craft whose occupants may be transported to other times or other places. Its use is ancient, its power is unfailing."
Marian Green unwittingly agrees with Andrew Chumbley and this page, as well as the Flying Saucer Philosophy page, that the circle, with its axis, is the true way to travel the universe.
This is another passage from Marian Green that mentions what the main purpose of a magical circle is, "It is necessary to realise that the greatest asset to magical work, especially that performed as a lone practitioner, is the ability to enter an altered state of controlled consciousness, for it is this which allows the seeker to come face to face with the Old Ones in their own worlds. It is by mentally entering this altered state, within a magical 'flying' circle, that the Otherworld becomes visible, real and interactive with the traveller between the worlds. Once the circle has been set up it should become a vehicle to allow you to travel through time, space or the realms of Nature, where all things which change have their roots and primal patterns, and where changes which happen in our world can be initiated."
The book called Liber Nigri Solis, by Victor Voronov, makes an excellent statement about how travel to anywhere in the Universe is achieved by becoming part of the magic circle, or in the case of this book the Black Sun, "Open are all the ways beyond the circumference of the point Open are all the ways within its center Between them shines the dark radiance of the blackest light Illuminating with blackest radiance the shining darkness Open are all the centers within its ways Beyond are all the points which open the way to its circumference."
Marian Green confirms the center is still and silent, "Eventually you will learn that the circles which form so important an aspect of Green Magic are actually spirals, turning about a still centre, yet actually rising through different planes of existence. Within this magical cone of power you will discover all the talents you have for making magic, for healing, for divination, and here, in the quiet circle you will eventually come to meet the Goddess of the Land and her Lord of Life."
It's not so much true that things and people out of the center travel in a circle around the center, but rather they travel in a spiral as the center moves. If it was just a circle then no advancement would be made. This statement is from A Witch Alone on this subject, "the circles which form so important an aspect of Green Magic are actually spirals, turning about a still centre, yet actually rising through different planes of existence."
The energy of the Universe is accessed by going into the center as explained in A Witch Alone, "Lastly, look within your own heart. See there too is a flame of light, the divine, eternal spark which has been part of your own essence since you came into being, and learn how that is part of the Creator, and through this all your magical power can be extended. If you become aware that you are connected to the source of energy which powers the entire universe you will see that you can do anything your true will requires. It is by this slender link that whatever powers of magic you learn to control flow into the realm of Earth and take effect, making cures, moving mountains or aiding humanity on its long road of evolution.
If that link is clear and well-established you will never be tired by your magic, for you cannot exhaust the power of the universe! You should always draw from that divine spark within, to refresh yourself and be full of joy and peace at the end of any working. Write a final line praising this hidden light within that it may come to shine as a beacon of love and truth and honour among living beings of Earth.
You will see, if you draw a diagram of what has been described above, that you have created a circle about you, marking the horizon, and then a circle from your right hand, over your head and down under the ground, and within this is that divine spark at your heart centre. This is a most ancient and potent symbol, a sphere delineated in white flame, the Inner Light, the Fire of Creation, the Illuminator, the Enlightening Wisdom."
Another passage in A Witch Alone states again that energy comes in the form of spirals, "These traditional four Elements represent the spokes of a wheel, which give it both balance and power. By calling upon these traditional Elements you create a kind of vortex which spins the energy you are drawing up from the Earth herself and mixes it with the power that is flowing down from the sky, making a potent source of magical force by which your spells will be made to work. You cause this power to move because in your ritual or in your mind you will be walking, dancing or sweeping around the circle, like a spoon in a teacup, stirring these balanced lines of energy into a cord of light which, rather like a twisted electric cable, can direct the energy where it is needed."
The light itself is produced in the middle of the circuit and its power is brought to it by the polar opposites of the cables. Enlightenment exists in the middle and that is where the Kundalini rises up like a coiled snake, or a spiral, to reach the Third Eye. The Caduceus has two snakes rising up in a coil, like two power cords of opposite polarities, to reach the top which is the center that is above them. That fact that the center is a sphere that has wings on it means that it is spiritual, containing the totalities, created by all the polar opposites represented by the snakes. The center is above the polarities, or contains the polarities, because that which is above can see and encompass all that is underneath it.
On the page called The Tower of Babel this story was a metaphor for Mankind attempting to gain a connection with the higher realm above them and getting sabotaged by being polarised and tribalised in an animalistic state. The Tower of Babel was a spiral that started off wide at the bottom, the Earth, and got closer to the center as it got higher until the spiral, which was a separation from the center, has now joined with the center, at the top and this top is the gateway between Heaven and Earth. This may have been the symbolism of the Ziggurat in ancient Mesopotamia.
This video shows the true orbits, which should be called spirals, of the planets as the Sun moves through Space. Not the planets, but the center. It is not like anything the textbooks or the science videos show.
The planets orbit the Sun at different speeds, times and distances, but they travel with the Sun at the same speed, time and distance, which is a paradox. Both are true relative to the micro or the macro way of viewing things. Individually they are different, but collectively they are the same. It's not so much the Sun that is at the center of the Solar System, but its center of gravity that is at the center of the Solar System, which is invisible but which everything else, including the Sun that is tugged off center by the gravity of the planets, orbit around. The Sun cannot be the center because every other planet and object in the Solar System has its own center of gravity, or gravity well, but the Sun's gravity well is much bigger than everything else's. All objects whether life or inanimate have a gravity well and all are thinning out the fabric of space and time to that axis of the Universe. That gravity well may appear to be moving, but what is underneath it is stationary and it is the same thing as what exists everywhere in the Solar System, meaning that there is an infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. Everywhere in the Solar System, as well as the Universe, is the center. If movement isn't traveling in circles that always take the object back to the same place then in reality the center is the only thing that does move. Then again the Sun itself is orbiting the Black Hole in the center of the galaxy and is moving at the same speed, time and distance as every other star with the center. The arms of the Milky Way galaxy themselves orbit in a spiral and not in a circle. Perhaps the galaxies are orbiting something bigger still. In this sense there is no movement in the Universe. The movements of the planets are insignificant compared to the movement of all the other stars in the galaxy, just as the movement of the electrons around the nucleus are insignificant compared to the much greater object they are a part of. The immobility of the center is what creates mobility as The Hermetica explained.
Think of an elevator, it has to be counterbalanced by a weight on the opposite site that moves in the opposite direction in an equal but opposite reaction. The think that causes that movement is the spiral of cable on the top that is wound up and unwound at the same time by the motor that is itself at rest. That is the action, reaction and non action working together. That cable is like a wormhole connecting both opposites. It was mentioned before that there should be an equal amount of antimatter to balance out the matter that exists, but that would mean the Universe cancelling itself out. If there is an equal amount of antimatter then perhaps it is the counterweight on the other side. The counterweight doesn't exist in the elevator itself, otherwise that would create a state of non movement, just like the center and cancel itself out.
This symbol is a modified chaos symbol, from Liber Nigri Solis, showing a spiral suddenly returning to its center. This represents and individual life spiral and all the other spirals of the Universe suddenly returning to their source, represented by the lightening bolt. That quote from the Gospel of Thomas goes well with this symbol, "Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
In the movie called Dark City, that was explained on the Movie Metaphors page, there was a clock that was inside a giant head that controls all of humanity in that movie. This is the poster for that movie. It shows the main character imprisoned to time. Spirals feature prominently in this movie and there is even a scene where the word illusion is shown among the spirals. The spirals represent all the cycles of nature as mentioned on this page and they are ultimately illusions, or Empty Points, compared to the center that is producing them.
Speaking of movies a good way to understand the concept of movement without moving is the fact that every movie is made up of many still images. Stillness underlies the entire movie and the movie's moving is nothing but an illusion. The thing that gives that stillness the illusion of movement is the spiral that is the film wheel with an empty center in the middle. Everything, like a movie or the Universe, is moved in something that is at rest and perfectly still. The same thing goes for every spiral in natures, from the movement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom, to a planet orbiting the sun, to the Sun orbiting the galactic center to the galaxy orbiting around The Great Attractor.
The body doesn't exist but it is a collective of organs that work in harmony with every other organ and system in the body. Organs don't exist, they are a collective of tissues that work in harmony to keep the organ functioning. Tissues don't exist, they are a collective of cells that work in harmony to make the tissue work. Cells don't exist, they are a collective of DNA, RNA and other components that work in harmony. The chemicals that make up cells don't exist, they are a collective of atoms working in harmony and the atoms themselves are 99.999999999996 percent empty space and going much smaller still they are made up of subatomic particles called quarks and going much smaller still are vibrational strings. The only thing that does exist is the harmony or the center that everything revolves around to complete it. Consciousness doesn't exist, yet everything in the body revolves around it and that consciousness is the same thing as the axis of the Universe. Every cell in the body will completely replace itself over seven years, but consciousness is still there and doesn't get replaced because there is not time, distance or speed for it, unlike everything else that revolves around it.
Other things like books, music, the fifth element, flora and fauna etc, don't exist, they are all made up of their individual components, which are themselves made of of individual components that keep going down into an irreducible complexity which doesn't exist. It doesn't exist in the way that can be known by the worldly anyway. The irreducible complexity is the center that everything revolves around that gives meaning to all the individual components that make it up.
The concept of Ex Nihilo, which is Latin for out of nothing, is a religious concept that God's creation came out of nothing. After reading everything on this page, the nothing that everything came out of is nothing as far as the everything of this world is concerned. The page called The Quantum Vacuum explained this concept in more detail. What if physical life emerged from nothing Ex Nihilo? This is something that Evolutionists and the ancient alien Panspermia theorists don't want to contemplate. The Evolutionists agree that the entire Universe came out of nothing called the Big Bang, but better not suggest that life came out of nothing. The non achieving ancient alien theorists insist that life came from somewhere else but that just transfers the mysteries of the origins of life and doesn't solve it at all.
Life comes from life as the Creationists say, but where is that life and what is it? As was explained on the page The Meaning of Life, life wasn't defined as being anything physical but was something from a higher realm that was accessed through the emptiness of the center that is outside of time, distance and speed. If the Evolutionists can replicate the Primordial Slime to prove that life could come from the Earth, then that standard theory has no foundation.
The silence that is mentioned on this page is the harmony that everything revolves around and it is only silent as far as this world is concerned. Just like being in the center of a cyclone enables someone to perceive the sky above, the silence will enable people to hear and learn of the higher realities that are drowned out by this world. The silence is an aspect of the center just like the lack of time, distance and speed.
Something that is related to this subject is direction. If time, distance and speed are illusions then direction would have to be an illusion as well. Direction is relative to the thing a person is standing on but down on Earth on one side of the Sun is different to down on Earth is completely different to down on Earth on some other side of the Sun and in Space direction becomes meaningless. If direction is relative to the center of a planet or the center of the Solar System or the center of the galaxy then things are more consistent. But as has been explained the center is everywhere in the Universe and everywhere else is the empty point so that makes direction irrelevant in that sense. The only direction is being directionless in the center just like the center of a compass will always be without direction no matter where it is just like that statement "No matter where you go, there you are." This state of being directionless and being without time, distance and speed is the principle of a wormhole.
A Black Hole is emptiness but at the same some contains the Planck Density of the Universe so in that sense it is everything and it is nothing. How can two contradictions exist? It's the same contradiction of how an entire Universe can come out of the Big Bang thing whatever it was. One is real and the other isn't. That is the existence of nothing and non existence of everything.
The Allegory of the Cave by Plato mentions how a man who is imprisoned all his life gets freed from a dark cave. When his eye adjust to the light outside he can start perceiving the higher world. Naturally he will want to come back into the cave and tell everyone what he has seen and of the greater world outside, but what he will find is that they cannot perceive what he is saying and they can't even perceive him. He has now become a member of that invisible darkworld, that is really of the light and is now just as invisible as it is. This has always been the great conundrum of the mystics throughout the ages and why they always have been frustrated in their efforts. That greater reality outside the cave is the unseen center. The world of the cave that the prisoners see are just shadows and not of the light.
Imagine a sundial that projects a shadow. The shadow has a distance, it moves across the dial and it moves across the dial in a certain period of time. The distance, speed and time of the shadow don't exist because the shadow doesn't exist. The only thing that does exist is the sundial at the center and the light of the higher world above it that the sundial connects with. People will think, even though they know it's untrue, that the movement of the shadow is caused by the movement of the Sun, but the Sun is perfectly still, it is the movement of the Earth which is separated from the Sun that causes the movement. Imagine that the shadow of the sundial is the only thing that Man perceives thinking that it is the only reality that exists. Remember that quote from the Hermetica that everything is moved in something that is at rest. That is the level of ignorance of the prisoners in the Allegory of the Cave, who only perceive the shadows of the objects that are projected on the wall in front of them. Become like the center to perceive the real thing that casts the shadows.
Hugh Mynne, in The Faerie Way, put the work of the soul in this way, "As you work to correct such imbalances you will realize the truth of the equation: the green world minus the shadow self equals Faerieland. The great writer George MacDonald (1824-1905) expresses this truth memorably in his novel Phantasies. Anodos, the hero of this work, muses after his trip into Faerieland: "Thus I, who set out to find my ideal, came back rejoicing that I had lost my shadow.""
His ideal self was always there, but was invisible until he gave up the illusions of the shadow. He stopped being the circumference and became the point. The empty point, as Andrew Chumbley called it, is like the shadow.
The only true way to travel the Universe is through the center.
The infinite spirals of nature and the one center that they all orbit.
The existence of nothing and the non existence of everything.
Betty J. Eddie in the book Embraced by the Light made this statement that the physical world is just a darker imitation of the world that it is based on, "Everything was created of spirit matter before it was created physically — solar systems, suns, moons, stars, planets, life upon the planets, mountains, rivers, seas, etc. I saw this process, and then, to further understand it, I was told by the Savior that the spirit creation could be compared to one of our photographic prints; the spirit creation would be like a sharp, brilliant print, and the earth would be like its dark negative. This earth is only a shadow of the beauty and glory of its spirit creation, but it is what we needed for our growth. It was important that I understand that we all assisted in creating our conditions here."
In Genesis 1:27 it is made clear that the polar opposites of man and woman are an image of the one god who is not polarised, in fact any polar opposite is an image of a greater form, "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
The same sentiment is made in Genesis 9:6, "Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind."
1 Corinthians 15:49 puts it in this very beautiful way, "The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man."
The statement "as above, so below" is very much related to this topic. The line from the Lord's Prayer has the same meaning, "your kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven." There's another passage from Matthew 16:19 that is very similar, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." As was explained before in John 10:1-18, Jesus Christ called himself the gate that connects the higher and the lower worlds. The keys of the kingdom of heaven are connecting the higher and the lower and making the real and the image one and the same.
Colossians 1:15 has this passage about the nature of the Son of God, "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him." It's interesting that the physical is an image of the invisible as has been stated numerous times on this page. That which is invisible is reality, just like a photograph maybe the only thing someone will see of the object that has been photographed. That doesn't mean that the photograph is that object and the object that was something that didn't exist. The camera could only capture the briefest moment in time, whereas the object has a much longer time span.
The story of Narcissus, explained on this page, mentions that Narcissus didn't fall in love with himself, as everyone so commonly believes, but his reflection. There is nothing wrong with him loving himself, but there is everything wrong with loving the non existent image of himself. The water where the reflection occurred represents the world as explained on The Shoreless Sea page. In a modern context imagine someone falling in love with their photograph of themselves and completely forgetting about their real selves. Not that that happens with a lot of very shallow people on social media these days.
The Dragon Book of Essex, by Andrew Chumbley, says that all creation is an image of nothing, or better still everything is the image of nothing, "Through the in-dwelling of Thy Self within the Body of the Dragon, through the Sacrifice of All to the Image of Nullity, Thou shalt become as the Living Flesh of the Gods without Name; the Communion of They-who-are-Not shall be attained.
The book called The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy, by Dennis William Hauck, points out on page 281 that all particles and energy are images of each other, "matter has a shadow energy or force carrier particle, and every energy carrier particle has a shadow matter particle. This relationship between matter particles and energy carriers is called supersymmetry."
It doesn't matter how an object moves, whether it's fast or slow, because the object is still the object. The object is the being and the movement is the action. Putting it another way the object is the non action and the movement is the non being. If that object moves really fast it becomes harder to see and if it is to be seen then the seer must become still like the object.
Objects like guitar strings or blades of a fan become harder to see the faster they move. They are easiest to perceive when they are still and silent. Vibrations, or oscillations, are a spinning that have been flattened out. The straight line in the middle is the point that is moving with the off center objects circling it in a spiral. The line on an Oscilloscope are warped straight lines and the straight line has effectively become invisible. The warping of the lines, where on an Oscilloscope or the strings on a guitar, are straight lines that are out of balance and off center and are moving in a cycle at polar opposites to compensate for that lack of balance. If these lines were balanced there would be no movement and no sound. The straight line and the guitar string are the harmony that is invisible when in motion and become clear when still. This statement from Howard Menger becomes clearer when using the Oscilloscope and guitar strings example, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease)." This quote by Nikola Tesla becomes easier to understand as well, "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
In the book called The Spiral Dance by Starhawk there is this quote that matches what Nikola Tesla had to say, "all things are swirls of energy, vortexes of moving forces, currents in an ever-changing sea. Underlying the appearance of separateness, of fixed objects within a linear stream of time, reality is afield of energies that congeal, temporarily, into forms. In time, all "fixed" things dissolve only to coalesce again into new forms, new vehicles."
The last part of that statement is similar to what Aleister Crowley said about the Universe wanting to cancel itself out.
All the vibrations of the Universe hide the higher reality above it just all the movements on a lake hides the higher world above it as well. The more still the water is, the more of the higher world it reflects and if it is really still the higher and lower would become one and the same. As above so below is really only possible with stillness, with the below becoming more like the above as more stillness is achieved. The Tao Teh Ching says the same thing that nothing clears water better than stillness. The more still one is the more of the higher reality is seen. This is essentially the primary purpose of meditation.
As with water there's an exchange between the world of above and the world of below, but in order for that to happen the water in one end must become like its counterpart at the other end. This means that water from above must condense to match the water that is below and the water from below must turn into a gas to match the water that is in the world above. In the same way a sage wishing to experience the higher reality must empty himself so that he can ascend to the world above. He must become less as far as the material world is concerned. In other words make the One None. Likewise a soul must do the opposite in order to descend to the world below and become more dense in the body. Mind will rise or fall to match the density of the world it has and move into equilibrium with it.
This is a famous picture representing the As Above So Below principle of Alchemy. Notice that the below part is water with movements on it obscuring the image of the higher reality. Make the water still to fully see the man above.
The book called The Black Sun, by Stanton Marlan on page 202, makes this excellent point about how the Creator has to hide himself in order for the Universe to be seen, "Hasidic teacher Bitzalel Malamud explains that the study of Jewish mysticism involves various classic metaphors that describe supernal dynamics. The Sun is one such metaphor, referring to a nonapprehensible level of infinite light “which in its source is completely nullified and non-existent but which nevertheless emanates as a ray to create and enliven all creation, spiritual as well as the physical.” The metaphor, however, does not tell the whole story because we are thinking about an infinite “sun” that, if revealed as the direct source of the ray, would leave it and creation no room to exist with any independence. Malamud explains that in order to allow a place for separate existence, the infinite sun needs to be completely contracted. In the language of the kabbalist, this is called the Tzimtzum, which is basically the hiding of godliness. In other words, Tzimtzum refers to the contraction of God’s infinite light in order to create a space or black void so that there is room for creation. Shevirah refers, on the other hand, to a brilliant spark that exists like a scintilla in the sea of darkness that can serve as a basis for redemption. In the kabbalistic universe, light and dark exist in an invisible interpenetration that, like Sol niger, might well be referred to as Divine Darkness."
That creator who hides himself is the everything and the nothing that is the void and if that void did make itself known and visible it would cancel out the Universe or not allow the Universe to exist in the first place. That void is the unity of all polar opposites, including the polar opposites of all the frequencies and vibrations that make up the entire Universe from the large scale all the way down to the small scale of the particles. The Every Thing is invisible because it is too large to be seen, the No Thing is invisible because it is too small to be seen, only the Some Thing, that is inbetween the All and the None is visible, but in reality all are the Same Thing.
The day and night cycle of the Earth looks like a frequency when looked at in a map projection. The thing that causes this frequency is that invisible center that the day and night cycle spin around in order to maintain a balance being off center. Think of the cycle as being an extension of the center that has been separated and warped as a consequence but being a straight line in the center of the Earth as it orbits the Sun.
The same thing also applies on a larger scale with the Solar System cycling through the invisible galactic plane every 60 million years. Think of that cycle as being an extension of the center of the galaxy that has been separated and warped as a consequence but at the same time being a straight line in the center of the galaxy as it itself moves. It would be the same thing on a micro scale as well with the electrons orbiting the nucleus. That statement from Nikola Tesla becomes more understandable now.
It stands to reason that if there is no distance in the Universe, everywhere in the Universe is the center of the Universe and the cycle of anything is an extension of the center of the thing it is cycling around then that would essentially mean that everything in the Univserse is connected. It's called the Universe, or one verse, for a reason. It is all one center with one frequency. This is the main principle behind Astrology and would make that a valid subject and not just superstition. The center of a galaxy is the center of the Solar System is the center of the individual. A cycle of anything is a cycle around something that is of a far distance away.
A way to understand how the center of the Universe is everywhere in the Universe imagine a frequency that is made up of smaller frequencies which are made up of smaller frequencies still until the smallest levels are reached. Imagine the frequency of the galaxies, the frequencies of their star systems, the frequencies of their planet's orbits, the frequencies of their satellites, the day and night frequencies, the frequencies that are in the Human body, the frequencies of the atoms etc. The biggest frequency of them all is the thing that is called the Big Bang, but these frequencies are all just one frequency and this is why is is called the Universe or one verse.
That statement from Aleister Crowley "The. Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X. Thus the universe is always potentially anything and everything, yet actually Nothing" makes more sense if looked at as being one big frequency, made up of lots of smaller frequencies still. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction so that a particular frequency on the high end will have a corresponding frequency on the low end which will be its exact polar opposite. It needs to be like this in order for balance to be maintained in an unbalanced Universe.
This diagram of action and reaction makes frequency easy to understand, but the thing in the middle that supports the polar opposites is in a state of rest while the polar opposites are in a state of movement. As the Hermetica says everything in the Universe is moved in something that is at rest. There's action, reaction and non action.
Nikola Tesla put the principle of everything in the Universe being a frequency to good use with his Earthquake machine which the Mythbusters tried to replicate. They didn't create and Earthquake but they managed to get a solid bridge to start vibrating with a small device. They had to acknowledge that there was something to it.
Earthquakes are caused by a disequilibrium and an imbalance in the Earth's crust. That produces movement that are a frequency, much like waves and anyone who has experienced and up and down Earthquake will feel like it is very fast pulses. The Richter scale is oscillations in the Earth's crust or of the flat line in Earth's state of rest. The more the disequilibrium the wider off center the line moves. When the Earth's crust goes back into balance the movements stop as Howard Menger said, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease.)"
Other natural phenomenons like wind are movements of air that are caused by a disequilibrium in air pressures and if there were an equilibrium in the air pressures there would be no wind. The same with tides and waves. Things like bullets, rockets, internal combustion engines etc, are based on creating disequilibrums to make things move. If the pressure outside a bullet was the same as inside the bullet when it was going off, the bullet wouldn't be anywhere near as effective. The concept of explosions is based on creating as much disharmony as possible by creating deliberate disequilibriums and this make the world overall a worse place. Implosions are based on creating deliberate equilibriums, the way that Aleister Crowley stated in the Tao Teh King and explained on Flying Saucer Philosophy. Unlike the disequilibriums created by nature and by music, the disequilibriums created by weapons and machinery are very violent and disharmonious.
The two major things that enables all life to exist, breathing and heartbeats, are based on creating diequalibriums creating movement to keep the body supplied with what it needs to exist. It is an interesting fact that the rate of breathing and heartbeats slows down in deep meditation. Meditation moves the person closer to the center to create a state of decreasing action the deeper the person goes because the center is in a state of non action. The deeper someone goes in meditation, the more the body feels like it disappears and that happens because the center is in a state of nothing as far as this world is concerned. This nothing is caused by the two polarities of this Universe becoming one through meditation and that creates the none of the center and the soul. Enlightenment begins in this state where the higher realities can be perceived more and more over time. It's like being in the eye of the cyclone looking up at the clear sky while everyone else is in the movement and the lack of vision of the storm. The flatline in the frequency of breathing and heartbeats is death and as explained on the page Death and Resurrection death is what anyone on the path of enlightenment aspires to. Death is the ultimate kind of meditation because it is the ultimate center line and the ultimate rest.
Only the dead Rest in Peace. Peace is only to be experienced in a state of rest which is brought about through the death and resurrection process. As John 12:25 says, "Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life."
A common meditation technique is to stare at an object or a flame so that everything else starts to disappear and the mind clears itself from distractions. Navel gazing is the same concept. The object that is stared at effectively becomes the center of everything because the mind isn't filtering countless distractions that blind it to the center. The center can be seen before the mind filters it out of existence and puts its version of reality over it. This allows it to see very clearly, just like being in the center of a cyclone. The outside distractions become invisible so that the invisible becomes visible. The center of the Universe is everywhere in the Universe so it doesn't matter what object is being focused on, it will open up the center.
All music is created by the harmonious creation and control of disequilibriums through instruments. The air going through pipes from flutes to bagpipes are disequilibriums in the air pressure creating movement, the strings of any type of guitar make sound when they go into a disequilibrium and move as a consequence sending sound through the air and percussion works by the same principle of disequilibriums creating movements in whatever is being hit. The disequilibriums created by weapons and machinery are like very bad pieces of music that are multiplied and amplified exponentially that makes any higher being want to block off their higher hearing to this world.
The day and night cycle is connected by the twilight zone two times before the cycle repeats itself. The twilight zone is extremely narrow compared to the day and night, but this is what connects the two together so that one cannot be independent of the other. In folklore the twilight zone is the time that connects the physical world with the spiritual world so that spirits and higher powers are able to access this world and humans can access the other world. This is a statement from a book called The Faerie Way by Hugh Mynne, "Dakinis, like faeries, are particularly associated with twilight; they frequently appear at twilight. They speak a mysterious nonrational "twilight language" (Sanskrit: sandhyabhasa) which can only be understood through the operation of another mode of knowing. Like faeries, they are "between-creatures," appearing and disappearing in the mysterious radiance of another world." The twilight zone is a gateway that is created by making the two polar opposites one and this creates the none.
Using the Oscilloscope example, the day and night cycles are the up and down lines and the twilight zone is the invisible straight line that runs through the middle of them. It is only seen for a short amount of time when the cycle reaches the middle. That cycle temporarily goes into a state where there is no time, distance or speed and where an equilibrium is achieved before it goes the other way. The cycles cannot separate themselves from the invisible middle line and will cycle back and forth through it. That invisible line is still there in the cycles but becomes manifest when the two polar opposites become one with each other and the none, as far as the cycles are concerned, replaces them.
The Yin and Yang symbol looks like an up and down frequency that completes one cycle. That cycle encompasses the black and white in equal measure and the two points in each of them bind the two together. Just like a cycle will connect with the invisible center two times, the Yin and Yang are connected to the point. The black and white cycle cannot break out of the points and the circle which encloses it. It is like the dot in the circle. The black and white sides are separated from the point and that is why they cycle, but the point being within both sides emphasizes that it still exists within them. The two points with the color of the other side of the cycle makes them a gateway to the other side by which the other side can be reached, but since the point is the only thing that actually exists then the time, speed and distance of the black and white sides were illusions in the first place.
There's a saying that a broken clock is right twice a day, but that rightness is very short lived. An unbalanced system is very temporarily balanced during its cycles when it hits the middle on its way to the other end of the cycle. The error of the broken clock and the disequilibrium of the unbalanced cycle is far bigger than true time of the clock and the middle part of the cycle. This is why it is so easy to be in error and imbalance. As this passage of the Gospel of Truth puts it, "do not take error too seriously. Thus, since it had no root, it was in a fog as regards the Father, engaged in preparing works and forgetfulnesses and fears in order, by these means, to beguile those of the middle and to make them captive."
Whitley Streiber made this statement which is very relevant, "Throughout our history we have rejected the negative and sought the positive. There is another way, I feel, that involves balancing between the two. It is up to us to forge in the deepest heart of mankind the place of reconciliation. We must learn to walk the razor's edge between fear and ecstasy—in other words, to begin finally to seek the full
flowering and potential of our humanity."
This is a similar statement to what was made in the Gospel of Philip, "Light and Darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death. For this reason each one will dissolve into its earliest origin. But those who are exalted above the world are indissoluble, eternal." Think of the earliest origin as being the one and being eternal as being the none. The two become one and the one become none.
The Universe, or the empty point, is made up of disequilibriums from the macro to the micro. All these disequilibriums are controlled and contained in the equilibrium of the point which is everywhere in the Universe. Most people never ask what does the word Universe mean? It means one verse, but how can it be one verse when there are countless verses or movements all playing throughout the Universe? Shouldn't it be a multiverse? No, because there is one verse to rule them all in the form of the Silence that controls all other verses. The verses are in motion and the Universe is in rest.
The Fibonacci Spiral shows one spiral going through many different squares from small to large. Imagine the squares are everything from an atom, to a star system, to a galaxy, to the Great Attractor. These squares shrink down until they reach the Planck Length which is the smallest possible distance. At this level time, distance and speed go to zero and the square and circle become one and the same. The spiral, representing all of the cycles of the Universe emerges out of the singularity and gets bigger as the squares of the Universe expand.
As explained before all cycles in the Universe are really just one cycle, whether it's the cycle around the nucleus of an atom, the cycle of the planets around a star, the cycle of star systems around the galactic center, the cycle of galaxies around the Great Attractor and all of the cycles of nature not covered. One way to get a better understanding of this absurd concept is by looking at all the cogwheels in a clock. They are all powered by the one big cogwheel and likewise the center of anything is the center of everything in the Universe. The whole Universe is one big gravity well that contains smaller and smaller gravity wells and at the center of all the gravity wells is the same center. The planets may looks like they are orbiting the Sun at different speeds, but they orbit the galactic center at the same speed and the distances between the planets and the Sun is absolutely minuscule compared to the distance from them to the galactic center and greater.
Another way to understand this concept is looking at the land that passes by a train as it moves along. The land closest to the train is moving fastest, the land further away is moving slower and the land on the horizon looks like it is virtually standing still. All of the land, whether close or far away, is of course moving at the same speed which is zero. Different objects, that appear to be moving at different speeds, can only move at the same speed if they are not moving at all. Only the center really does the moving in reality.
Everything ultimately orbits, or spirals, around something greater taking everything that orbits around it with it so in effect it is all one big movement called the One Verse. If that One Verse is intelligent then it should be called the Word. That one big spiral of the Fibonacci Spiral holds all the squares of the physical Universe, like the fabric of Space and Time.
The image of nullity.
Invisibility doesn't mean non existent.
Squaring the circle.
The axis of the Universe and the Universe that spirals around it.
God's temple is in the center of the world.
The Universe is the One Verse of the Word made flesh and the point made circle.
Absolutely Every Thing is a frequency, Vibration, Oscillation of the Point that is the No Thing.
This picture of the Big Bang afterglow shows uniform hot and cold spots with what appears to be an almighty frequency going through it.
The scientists who produced this image were spooked because they thought these hot and cold spots would be more random, but it turns out the Universe was conforming to an invisible force from its earliest stages and most likely still is. They called it the Axis of Evil, which is superstitious language for scientists to be using. They are so used to the idea that things develop by chance that that is their ideology. Albert Einstein made the famous quote that God does not play dice with the Universe and it looks like he is proven right with it.
This is a description of the subject from a New Scientist article, "Spotted in 2005 in the cosmic microwave background, the all-pervading afterglow of the big bang, the axis was a peculiar alignment of features where we would have expected nothing but randomness.
The name was justifiably melodramatic, given that it threatened our established view of the universe. At the heart of that picture is the cosmological principle, which says that the universe appears the same on the largest scales no matter where you happen to be looking. This is what you’d expect in the aftermath of an explosion like our big bang, with all the constituents winding up mixed together in a randomised, homogeneous soup. The reality, it seemed, wasn’t like that – and despite steadily improving measurements, the axis has stubbornly refused to vanish.
“This would be not just an axis of evil, but an axis of everything"".
Think of an old analogue clock that has a big wheel that turns lots of small wheels inside of it. All the wheels are turned by the same force and work in complete harmony with each other. That one force turning all the wheels is the Axis of the Universe whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. All the cycles of nature, no matter how big or small, are all controlled by the one center that permeates throughout the entire Universe. As stated on the page called The Music of the Universe, this one force goes by various names such as the Vril, Tao, Prana etc. Again that quote from Nikola Tesla becomes more understandable, "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." This Universe is a Universe full of innumerable cycles, each of which contain their own frequencies, cycling around the one center. As stated before the word Universe means one verse that controls, or better still is, all the other verses. The understanding that Nikola Tesla speaks of is understanding this one verse.
That picture of the Big Bang afterglow is much more the result of a clock than it is of dice that produce random result.
Another significant piece of evidence that the Universe has an axis is from this article that mentions that when Astrophysicists studied the rotations of over 15 000 galaxies, they had a preference for spinning in one direction over another. This strongly points to the Universe spinning right from its very early days and still continues to do so. This is from the article, "I picture the Big Bang as being born with spin, just like a proton or electron has spin. As the universe expanded, the initial angular momentum would be spread among the bits of matter that we call galaxies, so that the galaxies now tend to spin in a preferred direction." Most people envision the Big Bang as being a chaotic explosion going everywhere in mindless randomness, but it is much more likely that the Big Bang was really more of a big spiral that produced lots of small spirals as it expanded in a spiral. Again God does not play dice with the Universe. The term Big Bang implies destruction and big spiral implies a harmonious radiating out from the center without the destruction and violence that the term Big Bang implies. An explosion doesn't bring order, it only brings a chaos that isn't creative or generative of anything, the people who thing like that have an internal state of chaos themselves and impose that state of mind to everything else. The Universe is much more like a flower that replicates infinitely, just like the galaxies seem to be infinite.
Most people know that everything in a galaxy, from the galaxy down to the atoms, operate in cycles. This includes all life cycles as well as economic and civilisation cycles. But most people, including Astrophysicists, think that this law of cycles ends at the boundaries of the galaxies and from then on anything goes, with the galaxies going off in any direction with no clear cycle keeping them in bounds. This is a stupid way of thinking, just as stupid as when people believed that the Milky Way galaxy was the boundary of the Universe. Anything that is physical is bounded in cycles and there is no galaxy that operates in chaos while having lots harmonious cycles within it.
The idea that all the galaxies are bounded within a greater cycle should be called the Almighty Cycle Theory.
There is a phenomenon in astrophysics called The Great Attractor where countless galaxies, including the Milky Way seem to be bound within a much greater gravity well than the gravity well that exists within the center of the galaxy. The center of the Milky Way blocks the view of what this Great Attractor is so it is hard to get an exact idea of what it is, but it puts to rest the idea that beyond the boundary of the galaxy it becomes a free for all where galaxies just go off in whatever direction without any grand order keeping them locked in a cycle, or spiral. God does not play dice with the Universe. There is order on the grandest scale of the Universe. Could this be The Axis of the Universe? If it is then it would be the mother of all Black Holes in the center of it.
Could The Great Attractor infact be the First Sun, or the Black Sun that is the root of visible stars in the Universe in the form of their gravity wells, in other words the infinite sphere who's center is everywhere and who's circumference is nowhere?
The Black Sun was called the First Sun by Andrew Chumbley and it is the dot in the circle in which everything in the circumference emerged from. The Black Sun is a union of both the light and the dark, like the twilight zone and because of that it cancels out and is invisible to the physical world. It radiates the spiritual energy, which is not polarised, like the energy of the Universe is and even though it is infinitely small, it is everywhere.
True illumination is getting exposed to this invisible light that is a combination of light are dark.
The concept of the dot in the circle appears in other places in the Bible and these passages clearly state that God and the divine powers occupy the center.
In Isaiah 40:22 is this passage, "He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth."
In Job 26:10 is this passage that makes God out to be a great architect, "He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness." The polar opposites of light and dark exist in the circumference of the water which represents the world. God is in the center of that world and drives those polar opposites that are one the circumference of the circle that has been drawn up by God. The polar opposites exist because they are separated from the center and if they merged together they would be in God's place of rest. Blessed is he who takes his place in the beginning as the Gospel of Thomas stated.
The Architect of the Universe, sits above the circumference of the Universe betwixt all of its polarities and draws it from a spiralling compass from the seat of nothingness that is the axis of the Universe.
A compass pierces the fabric of the paper's space and time to create a small hole in the center of the circle, which is a Black Hole. It is very small and it is completely empty but it has created the boundary of the circle's reality, with one half of the compass moving and the other half being at rest, but both movement and rest work together to create the boundaries of reality. That hole's potential for emptiness exists anywhere on the paper and wherever that hole emerges, an atom, Solar System, galaxy, Universe revolves around it an is the fingerprint of the Creator.
The New Testament has two important references to the got in the circle. The first one is in Mark 3:34, "Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother." Jesus Christ is in the center and not the circumference like regular people are.
The second reference to the dot in the circle in the New Testament is in Revelation 7:11, "And all the angels stood there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground before the throne and worshiped God". God, like Jesus Christ, exists in the center and everything revolve around them. The center is where the throne exists and not outside of it.
Revelation 7:17 describes the Lamb as being in the center of the throne, "For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.'" The center is where the road to life exists and as mentioned before it is the axis that does the moving. Those of the center will be lead to the right places.
The infinity symbol is a dot in the circle that's not a cross section. It is one circle but the center is created by folding the one circle into two different loops. In effect it is the two becoming one, but it was an illusion that there was ever two to begin with. The two polar opposites of the loops can never separate from each other and the center of the loops or the circle binds them together in singularity. Then again the infinitely small and unseen singularity is really the whole thing but people don't see it. The cycles of everything occur to keep the loops and the center in balance with each other and these cycles would stop if the two became one so that the one became none. See the center of the infinity symbol as the gravity well that is at the basis of all physical objects in the Universe and it becomes clear that the center of anything is the center of everything because all physical objects have their own gravity. Remember how Aleister Crowley saw the attraction between the polar opposites of everything in the Universe as gravity? The cancelled out state of everything is kept in place by the center of the two loops.
The book called the Tao Te Ching stresses the importance on being empty of this world and being in a state of nothingness, "The Tao is (like) the emptiness of a vessel; and in our employment of it we must be on our guard against all fulness. How deep and unfathomable it is, as if it were the Honoured Ancestor of all things!" Think of Noah's ark that kept the chosen alive while everyone and every animal was drowned. That ark was empty in comparison to the water it was on and this was explained on The Lord of the Flies page.
There is another quote also stressing the importance on being empty, "It is better to leave a vessel unfilled, than to attempt to carry it when it is full." The world is a burden and being in a spiritual state of being empty makes life far easier and enables the soul to travel and accomplish so much more. This quote from Jesus Christ, in Matthew 11:30, is very relevant and easier to understand in context of what the Tao Te Ching was saying, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
The Tao Te Ching makes this quote about the cosmic wheel, which is controlled by an empty center, "The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends. The door and windows are cut out (from the walls) to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space (within), that its use depends. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness."
The concept of becoming still in order create emptiness is repeated in this passage from the Tao Te Ching, "Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear. Who can secure the condition of rest? Let movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise. They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of themselves). It is through their not being full of themselves that they can afford to seem worn and not appear new and complete. The (state of) vacancy should be brought to the utmost degree, and that of stillness guarded with unwearying vigour. All things alike go through their processes of activity, and (then) we see them return (to their original state). When things (in the vegetable world) have displayed their luxuriant growth, we see each of them return to its root. This returning to their root is what we call the state of stillness; and that stillness may be called a reporting that they have fulfilled their appointed end."
The returning to the root is the center of the wheel. That passage from the Tao Te Ching is similar to this passage from the Gospel of Thomas, "The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
Taking the place in the beginning is taking the place in the center where there is no beginning and ending. The ancient Gnostics and other religions preached the concept of androgyny as the means to gaining eternal life. They preached the importance of becoming the child, as explained on this page. The child is where the beginning essentially is and is at the center of the cycle of life, with the polarized genders being on the circumference. This is the true meaning of being born again, not into a religion but into the center.
The cross is a very powerful religious and occult symbol and the occult symbol means the body, the four element and the four cardinal directions connected to each other. By the what? By the center of the cross. The Swastika has the same symbolism as well and this symbolism is the Eastern version of the cross. It's interesting that the Nazis and their allies called themselves the Axis. Henrich Himmler's SS used the Black Sun as its symbol in its headquarters in Wewelsburg castle, which was probably used for initiations. As explained on Flying Saucer Philosophy, this symbol was a dot in the circle, modified with Siegel runes.
The Nazis, the SS in particular, believe that their race descended from Aryans from Atlantis and they put effort trying to prove that as explained on this website. The Black Sun symbol has two circles surrounding the dot in the center. What is the purpose of these two circles? Plato's description of Atlantis says that the center of this city, containing the Temple of Poseiden, its Holy of Holies, was surrounded by two circles separated by water. This temple was placed in the center representing the most appropriate place for a god to be placed.
This picture of Atlantis has two circles surrounding it, just like the Black Sun symbol. The bridges and canal connecting them make it look like a giant wheel with the temple acting like its axis that made the whole of that society turn. The god in that temple was invisible, like anyone in the axis is. Nobody really sees the symbolism of the shape of Atlantis and asks why did it look like this? It is obviously a stratified system with the highest members of that society in the center of it, but it is also a dot in the circle, or even a Solar System, with the temple acting like the Sun and the bridges acting like its rays. Everything in that society followed the invisible force in the temple, like the planets follow the Sun. The Siegal runes of the SS Black Sun turn around its dot and the two rings surrounding the central island turn around it.
So why does Atlantis have two circles and not more or less? This goes back to the earlier statement on this page that the two become one and the one become none. The outer circle represents the two since it is two away from the point and the inner circle represents the one since is it one away from the point. Everything in the circumference of the circle is polar opposites, no matter how big or small. Every polar opposite is made up of two ones so in essence the number one is really the only number that exists. Then again the one has a corresponding minus one that cancel each other out into the point of the none. This is the principle of how a Black Hole is formed as mentioned before.
There are no bridges connecting to the central island because the axis is separate and invisible to the rest of the wheel, like God's resting place would be, but there is a canal that connects directly to it to the outside. The outer city of Atlantis was surrounded by a great wall and the only way out of it appeared to be this canal that connects the center to the outside world. There is no going outside the confines of the sphere, otherwise it would no longer exist, but to exit it is to go into its center and move without moving out of it. Plato's Allegory of the Cave shows his mysticism and he wasn't purely of a material way of thinking. Most people assume Atlantis was purely a material civilisation but the symbolism clearly suggests something on a higher level.
This statement is from page 298 of the book called Diabolical on the subject of going into the center as a gateway to another reality which matches this symbolism of Atlantis, "The circle represents totality. The universe of the circle is everything contained within its boundary, and everything beyond its boundary is the unknown, the other. The circumference of a circle cannot be broken, symbolically speaking - it is perfect, seamless. Were it possible to break it, the circle would cease to exist. There is only one way into or out of a circle, and that is through the point of its center. But a point is infinitely small. Before it can act as a portal, it must be opened. This is done by means of the spiral. The turning spiral opens the center point of the circle, and passage is then possible through the opened point by means of the path of the ray, with proceeds like an arrow in a linear direction, from inside of the circle to the outside, but never through the boundary line of the circle which cannot be pierced without destroying the circle."
The part from that statement from Diabolical that says, "But a point is infinitely small", is that narrow gate that Jesus Christ mentioned in Matthew 7:13.
The thing about Atlantis was that it was above the sea and as established on the page called The Shoreless Sea, the sea represents the material world. Atlantis was of a higher realm, as the dot in the circle symbolism suggests. The sinking of Atlantis into the sea is the sinking of the higher world into the material world and everything about its greatness being lost. Atlantis is of the higher realm and can only be brought back by being in the higher realm. It does not exist in the sea of blindness and forgetfulness.
Atlantis is the ultimate utopia that people yearn for but will never get to see. The word utopia means not a place in Greek and this is a very good description of the type of civilisation that everyone wants. If the concept of the higher world is in the none is true, then the utopia exists in the none. The higher world is above polar opposites and animalistic instincts that are a major feature of the civilisations of this world. The page called The Human Animal dealt with this in a lot of detail.
In the book called The Tower of Alchemy, by David Goddard, he also states that Atlantis is a metaphor and it is in reality inside of an illuminated individual, "It is irrelevant for our purposes whether Atlantis had any kind of quantifiable existence. Geological findings show that there have probably been quite a few "Atlantises." For our purposes, Atlantis is a metaphor, a symbol of alchemical Art. The true Atlantis is inside you, as it is inside us all. It is a spiritual memory, of what the Qabalah calls the Supernal Eden. Tales of the sunken land lost beneath the dark sea are stories and myths that break upon the shores of our surface minds. Atlantis is the shadow-place, yet also the birthplace of civilization. It is that fair land in the West where gods walked with humanity. It is now lost to us, but remains forever reachable. Atlantis is the true birthplace and true goal. It is Ruta, Lyonesse, Avalon, the Jerusalem on high, and Hy-Brasil. It is the sacred mountain crowned with the City of the Golden Gates, the birthplace of the wisdom teachers, of Hermes, Melchizadek, Osiris, Merlin, and Quetzalcoal."
This passage from the book called The Faery Way, by Hugh Mynne, had this interesting statement about a civilisation that is at the center of four other civilisations and how it is in a state of rest, "We note that the Circle or Wheel referred to above is both the Wheel of the Year, and the Wheel of Death and Rebirth. And it is in constant motion. According to Kirk, so are the Faeries, who "remove to other lodgings at the beginning of each Quarter of the year." The ceaseless passage of the faeries around the Wheel of Life is thus directly related to the passage of the seasons themselves, and to the life of the land. It is also related to the Four Cities of the siths, Sidhe, or Tuatha de Danaan and is the reason that the Fifth, central City is of such importance, being at the point of rest, repose, and balance."
A higher civilisation, whether it is Atlantis, the siths, or the Faery land adheres to the concept of being centered and balanced, which is a far cry from the lower civilisations that exist in a state of imbalance.
The book that Hugh Mynne refers to is The Secret Commonwealth of Fauns, Elves and Fairies by Robert Kirk. It was written in 1691 and has some interesting passages in it which really suggest that this subject may not be mythology.
The first one talks about how the homes of these otherworldly people are lit up without the use of flame, "having fir Lights, continual
Lamps, and Fires, often seen without Fuel to sustain them."
Even more bizarre is Robert Kirk's description of the weapons these beings use, "These arms (cut by Airt and Tools it seems beyond human) have something of the Nature of Thunderbolt subtilty, and mortally wounding the vital Parts without breaking the Skin; of which Wounds I have obferved in Beasts, and felt them with my Hands." What Robert Kirk is describing here really sounds like science fiction rather than a fairy tale. This was written in 1691 remember.
In another part of this book Robert Kirk describes these beings like this, "our busy and silent Companions also being called Siths, or Peope at Rest and Quiet, in respect of us." The rest and quite were explained on the pages called The Concept of Rest and The Silence. Higher beings would have these two important qualities.
Robert Kirk provides this useful metaphor for what it's like for one of these higher beings to visit this world, "discover themselves as innocently to us, who are in another State, as some of us Men do to Fishes, which are in another Element, when we plunge and dive into the Bottom of the Seas, their native Region; and in Process of Time we may come to converse as familiarly with these nimble and agile Clans." The page called The Shoreless Sea talks about how the world is seen as a metaphorical sea in various ancient writings. These higher beings descend into a lower world, which is not their natural habitat.
The Black Sun, the Black Star or the First Sun is a spiritual concept much more than a political symbol and this episode from The Black Sun episode from Space 1999 makes that very clear.
Just like the lower material world is a reflection of the higher world, the stars of this Universe are a reflection of the Black Sun. Every cycle from the almighty cycle of the Big Bang afterglow down to the atom are all reflections of the same thing, just like all wheels in a clock are reflections of the biggest wheel that drives the whole thing. The Black Sun was called the First Sun by Andrew Chumbley, but that's not saying that it's no longer there, otherwise the entire Universe would fall apart. Every star is an image of the original star. That star is still here but is invisible and whence called black. Jacob Boehme, in De Signatura Rerum, made a similar statement to what was just said, "The outer sun hungers for the inner one." That outer star is a polarised version of the original whose gravity makes it want to merge back with it.
Civilisations in the physical world are bound to cycles, especially economic cycles, political cycles, cycles of empires etc. It has been noted by the philosopher Hegel that great civilisations seem to follow the same repeating cycles no matter what culture, time period and level of technology exists. Economic recessions and stock market crashes are the economies being brought back to balance by brute force. A major feature of any stock market crash is Babylonian behavior and mindless greed that precedes it and bringing everyone back down to reality. War cycles are also a major feature of any civilisation with generals fighting the last wars as the saying goes.
The best way to predict the future is to look at past cycles and learn from them because there is a very good chance, if not certainty, that they will repeat.
Cycles are a major feature of humans and civilisations in the physical world. Cycles are caused by being separate from the source and being in a state of movement because of it in order to maintain and equilibrium in the disequilibrium. What would a civilisation be like if it and the people who made it up were part of the point and not the circumference. This quote from a Sufi poet called Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi is very significant and describes what a higher world beyond cycles and polar opposites would be like, "In that Earth there are gardens, paradises, animals, minerals... .Every thing that is to be found on that Earth, absolutely everything, is alive and speaks, has a life analogous to that of every living being endowed with thought and speech. Endowed with thought and speech, the beings there correspond to what they are here below, with the difference that in that celestial earth, things are permanent, imperishable,
unchangeable; their universe does not die." The last statement says that nothing is subject to the cycles of birth, life and death that are such big features of this reality.
If there's one feature of civilisations that causes so much pain and suffering it is paper currencies and the stock markets, or the inflation of their values and amounts. In any hyperinflation event or stock market crash actual wealth, such as land, gold, silver, infrastructure, science, technology etc, are all still there, it's just the false representation of their value that has gone to zero. The more money there is and the more the stock prices move away from the actual wealth, the more the zero that lies underneath that false wealth grows until it snaps back to the reality of nothingness that their values is really worth. All paper currencies reach their intrinsic value, which is zero every time. Strangely the false wealth of currencies and the paper representation of businesses that are stocks, are subject to economic cycles. Actual wealth, such as Gold and Silver don't increase or decrease because they don't do anything in the non movement of the center. It is the false representation of wealth that is the thing that goes up and down in a cycle of price changes and the more that false representation of wealth fluctuates, the violent the bringing back to reality that false wealth experiences. If Humanity wants to avert this economic pain that it keeps experiencing over and over again, it should always maintain an actual wealth based economy. This would mean keeping any representations of wealth of any kind strictly tied to the actual wealth.
This higher world has much more life with absolutely everything being alive, unlike this world, where life is always in a desperate struggle to stay alive. It's interesting that Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi mentions that the physical world is a reflection of the higher world, but inferior to it, just like the shadow of the sundial is a reflection of the center and which is subject to cycles unlike the center which doesn't move. It goes back to the as above, so below statement of Hermeticism.
A quote from The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies, by Robert Kirk, sounds similar to the quote from Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, "For it is one of their Tenets that nothing perishes, but, as the Sun and Year, everything goes in a Circle, Lesser or Greater, and is renewed, and refreshed in its revolutions. As it is another that Every Body in the Creation moves, which is a sort of life, and that nothing moves but what has another Animal moving on it, and so on, to the utmost minute corpuscle that is capable to be a receptacle of life."
The statement "that nothing moves but what has another Animal moving on it" is saying that all life in the Universe of cycles and movements are interconnected as was stated before in the metaphor of the Universe being a clock with a big wheel turning countless smaller wheels, which in turn turn small wheels still all in perfect unison. The movement of a galaxy has star systems moving on it, the movement of star systems has planets moving on them, the movement of planets has the movements of whatever's on them etc. This quote from The Faery Way puts it in more detail, "These are staggeringly modern-sounding concepts, uniting the micro- and macro-levels of the universe in one holistic model. They also harmonize with modern discoveries in quantum physics which have revealed to us a universe interconnected in every particular. There are parallel passages in Eastern scriptures, for example, the Avatasamka Sutra, which speaks of one hair containing innumerable Buddha-worlds. But there is certainly nothing quite like it in the Western Esoteric Tradition! Kirk also says that, according to the Faerie philosophy, "every Element and different state of being has [in it] Animals resembling those of another Element." Again, the only parallel is with the Avatasamka Sutra, which describes the universe as a vast web of jewels (the Jewel Net of Indra) with each individual jewel reflecting all the others. These similarities can be explained by the hypothesis that both the Buddhist Sutra and the Faerie philosophy outlined by Kirk draw on a common and very ancient cosmological model."
The statement that "each individual jewel reflecting all the others" goes back to what was stated before that everything in the lower world is an image of what is in the higher realities and in other Universes, if they exist, also every cycle is a reflection of all other cycles in the Universe.
The Apocryphon of John in the Nag Hammadi Library has an interesting quote about how people from a higher world aren't subject to cycles as well, "I have come to teach you About what is And what was And what will be In order for you to understand The invisible world And the world that is visible And the immovable race of perfect humanity. Raise your head; Understand my lessons; Share them with any others who have received the spirit, Who are from the immovable race of perfect humanity." Also the term immovable race is repeated at the end, "I have told you everything now so that you can write it all down And share it with your fellow spirits secretly For this is the mystery of the unmoved race."
A race from a higher world is one that is in a state of rest that was explained on The Concept of Rest page and this race is of the center and not subject to cycles that everyone in the lower reality is.
Andrew Chumbley again provides another excellent quote in relation to the subject that higher beings and civilisations are beyond the cycles of time, "Black, Black, Black was the Sun Upon the Time when I was born. I dream'd the Dream: the Dream of ONE; That Night was Day, That Dusk was Dawn."
A major feature of any lower civilisation are laws. Laws are based on the polar opposites of good and evil and as explained on the page A Real Creation Theory these two things are illusions based on the physical world or the circumference. Only the higher law of the point will ever make Humanity better. No matter how many laws and how good they are, people will always be attracted downwards. Jesus Christ said he never wanted to replace the law but complete it. That means making it part of the point and not the empty point. This statement from The Hermetica is very relevant, "But those human souls that do not have mind as a guide are affected in the same way as souls of animals without reason. When mind connives with them and gives way to longings, the rush of appetite drives such souls to the longings that lead to unreason and, like animals without reason, they never cease their irrational anger and irrational longing, and they have never had enough of evil. For angers and longings are irrational vices that exceed all limits. God has imposed the law upon these souls as a torment and a reproof."
A constant feature that kept coming up again and again all throughout the Old Testament was the disobedience of the Hebrews, God sending a prophet, God bringing judgement on them and then God forgiving them. The major feature of the Old Testament is the law, whereas the major feature of the New Testament is death and resurrection. What this is saying is that laws don't make society better, but rising above the flesh and its animal nature is what will make society better. If laws did make the world better than the world should be a paradise because of the countless laws in existence. The problem is the flesh and animal nature makes all those laws only so useful. That is why the death and resurrection of the New Testament is superior to the legalism of the Old Testament. Anyone who has read the Old Testament knows how extremely legalistic it is and yet for all those laws, Israel still failed and likewise the soul will fail until it undergoes the process of death and resurrection.
This is the statement from the Avatasamka Sutra that was referred to by Hugh Myne and it is quite interesting to read, "The Indescribable—Indescribable turning permeates what cannot be described... It would take infinity to count all the Buddha's universes. In each dust mote of these worlds are countless worlds and Buddhas... From the tip of each hair of Buddha's body are revealed pure lands that cannot be described... Nor can their wonders, glories, names and beauties."
Notice that is says "Indescribable turning permeates" indescribable worlds. This goes back the the Universe being like a clock with a large wheels turning countless smaller ones. This passage from the Avatasamka Sutra definitely agrees that there are other worlds, with other beings capable of cognitive thought. The statement that each dust and hair are countless worlds could be understood by what was stated before that the center of the Universe is everywhere in the Universe and that there is no distance meaning that everywhere could be a gateway to another plane of existence. The soul doesn't travel from place to place, because it is in a state of rest, it is just there as The Hermetica stated and this is how each dust and hair are countless worlds.
The Kabbala has a very similar concept to this concept as well in the form of Adam Kadmon, described by Stanton Marlan in The Black Sun, page 103, "As Jewish mysticism developed, especially in Lurianic kabbala, the attempt to imagine the divine took shape in the image of the Primordial Man, Adam Kadmon, who began to be imagined in bodily form. The body of Adam Kadmon is considered to comprise ten sefirot, a kind of infrastructure of fundamental archetypes linking God, human beings, and the world. Sometimes the configuration of these structures is imagined in the form of a tree and at other times as comprising the structure of primordial humans."
This super human can exist in many different worlds at the same time as described on page 104, "From this head, a white light is said to “illuminate a hundred thousand worlds. . . . The length of His face is three hundred and seventy thousand worlds. He is called the Long-Face, for this is the name of the ancient of ancients."
If at the beginning of space and time that is the beginning of the Universe, all parallel Universes and the worlds they contain, were all together as the One Verse, then someone who exists at that beginning would simultainously exist in many different worlds at once. Remember the lack of distance talked about before and how the soul is already here, there and everywhere at once, as described by The Hermetica.
Andrew Chumbley, in his book One The Grimoire of the Golden Toad, promoted the idea that an insignificant speck of something that nobody would take any notice of whatsoever can contain entire worlds, "each step and orbit of a million unseen worlds, hid' deep within each mote and speck."
The quote from Liber Nigri Solis should be brought up again in reference to this idea because it seems so incomprehensible, "Open are all the ways beyond the circumference of the point. Open are all the ways within its center. Between them shines the dark radiance of the blackest light Illuminating with blackest radiance the shining darkness. Open are all the centers within its ways. Beyond are all the points which open the way to its circumference."
If everywhere in the Universe has a void lying underneath it and consequently a wormhole then an insignificant speck or the tip of someone's hair really can contain entire worlds unforseen to everyone. Especially if there is really no distance in the Universe, like what was stated before. Anything and everything is a portal, by means of the No Thing, to every other thing in the Universe.
The visible Universe only makes up 5 percent of the mass of the Universe. 68 percent is Dark Energy and the remaining 27 percent is Dark Matter. The word dark means it cannot be observed, measured, detected etc. It can only be detected indirectly and through mathematics. Perhaps these two things are really part of the void that lies underneath the Universe or are maybe some kind of link to it. Maybe that is why they are so hard to detect. Just like only the upper atmosphere of the Sun is illuminated, only a small amount of the Universe is illuminated. The main mass of the Universe and its power production is contained in the darkness, just like most of the Sun and its power production are contained in the darkness within as well. The sacred engine and energy producer in some kind of veil out of sight and hidden by the luminescence.
The Universe started out having a 200 million year dark age before the first stars started igniting and likewise, the stars have to be sufficiently formed first before they start to ignite. Could it be that the visible Universe is really just some kind of upper layer of something hidden that Physicists call dark because they don't know what it is? This would be the Black Sun, or the First Sun, that is the original primordial foundation of the Universe.
In the darkness of the Sun and the Universe there is light that is hidden away until it rises up into visible sight. Knowledge itself exists in darkness but that doesn't mean that it is dark, it is just unseen. In the same way an illuminated mind exists in darkness in the internal invisible cavity of the skull and over time it manifests itself into the visible world. The light of God and the higher powers exist in darkness and invisibility, but in reality it is the greatest illumination of all and when they rise up they give the greatest brilliance of all. The halo is not the head, but the end manifestation of it, just like the photograph is the end manifestation of reality.
Lao Tzu made this comment about this subject quite well, "Yet mystery and manifestations arise from the same source. This source is called darkness . . . Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
This statement from The Dialogue of the Savior is also relevant to this subject, "If one does not stand in the darkness, he will not be able to see the light."
One of Carl Jung's quotes echoes that statement as well, "one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
This is a quote from Psuedo Dionysius, in one of his letters on the subject, "The divine darkness is that ‘unapproachable light’ where God is said to live." Also in another place he wrote, "The pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of theology are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the secret Silence, outshining all brilliance with the intensity of their Darkness." In his Mystical Theology he begins by asking, What is Divine darkness? and responds that Divine darkness “is made manifest only to those who travel through foul and fair, who pass beyond the summit of every holy ascent, who leave behind them every divine light, every voice, every word from heaven, and who plunge into the darkness where . . . there dwells the One who is beyond all things.""
Finally there is this quote from an Arabic treatise, from 1541, called the Tractatus Aureus, "I beget the light, but the darkness too is of my nature."
The book called The Black Sun, by Stanton Marlan, points out that there's a higher light which is a union of both light and dark and the two aren't separate things, "The whiteness that the alchemists speak of is not a whiteness separate from blackness. On the contrary, to understand the “renewal” that “follows” the nigredo, one must go beyond simple dichotomies and see into the complexity of the blackness itself. “‘Putrefaction extends and continues even unto whiteness,’ says Figulus.” Hillman notes that the “shadow is not washed away and gone but is built into the psyche’s body,” which then exhibits its own kind of lustration and contains both darkness and “light.""
This goes back to Baryon Assymetry where there should be an equal amount of negative particles and atoms in the Universe. This goes for Photons that produce light as well. There should be an anti Photon to complement light and it should be in precisely equal amount. Darkness just means a lack of Photons, but anti Photons are the complementary darkness that is really its own kind of illumination. If the light and anti light are combined then they cancel each other out and reveal the light of the Void that is the unity of both.
If there's one creature that represents wisdom it is the owl. But owls don't specialise in seeing in the day time in the full illumination of the Sun, but in the opposite. They see in the dark as if it were fully illuminated in its own right. This is what wisdom is all about, the ability to see what the ignorant don't and making the hidden as visible as normal vulgar sight.
Stars are born in clouds of dust that clump together and become bigger and bigger until one day, if the size is big enough, it will ignite and start illuminating for the next few billions of years. If there isn't enough size, then that star will not ignite and remain in darkness as a gas giant or a brown dwarf. So it is with with the size of one's Gnosis. Make it big enough and one day that man will become his own star in the likeness of the First Sun and shall be a being of light. The illumination is born in the darkness of the mind and it shows itself if it gets full to overflowing.
The light from a movie projector has to go through the darkness of the negative frame before it widens onto the screen in full illumination as was explained in the Squaring the Circle section of this page. The darkness of the frame and the image on the screen are both the same thing and are both fed by the light that is outside of their reality. They are both brothers of each other as The Gospel of Philip stated, where the negative is like the soil in which the image is born in and the projection is the growth of that negative.
This video points out that Black Holes are illuminated, not dark as every thinks they are, but they keep that illumination to themselves because they are nothing as far as space and time are concerned and the light is attached to space and time, which is also in reality an extension of that nothing. In the same way an illuminated spirit and individual are illuminated, but they keep that illumination to themselves because they are also of the nothing as far as the material world is concerned. To access this illumination one has to be one with the nothingness of the higher world.
Think of a candle, the wick isn't illuminated, but the flame is ignited above it and there is a clear separation between the two. In the same way the light of the Sun is born in the darkest part of it until it rises to the top of it. The entire Universe had a 200 million year dark period where it was getting formed into its gasses, much like something gets formed in the darkness of the soil before it starts rising.
The Renaissance started after the darkest of the dark periods of the Middle Ages which was the Bubonic Plague. The Middle Ages was seen as being a dark periods in Mankind's history, but in reality was actually a time of great innovations in many aspects and it did have the seeds of the modern world in it which didn't exist in the Roman empire. The illumination of Mankind was formed in this period and started rising to the top as the end of it.
There were very significant technological advances in World War 2 that emerged during that dark period of history.
In Alchemy the Black Phase is the first of the three phases that Alchemists have to go through before they can purify themselves and then rebuild themselves into a better person, or metal. This phase, called the Nigredo Phase, is about death and breaking down so that it can be purified and rebuilt. It is entering the underworld of darkness, but this is where the true light is encountered more and more over time as the decay of the old self continues. It's the old self that blocks out the light, not the underworld as such, but death gets a bad reputation unfairly when in actual fact it is breaking down the wall or making it more transparent. Practices such as meditation are literally about creating darkness in terms of sight, senses and perceptions of reality. Meditation is a very dark practice which extracts the light more and more as the barriers fade away. The Nigredo phase of Alchemy is the longest and most drawn out stage of Alchemy, depending how much an individual has engrossed himself in the muck of this world. Meditation can take years of hard work as well to really get the benefits out of it. The blackness of this practice summons the light through the wall of the light that is not light of this world, just like a power blackout makes the night's sky so much brighter and allows one to see much more of the Universe.
This is a good quote about the Putrification phase of Alchemy from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy by Dennis William Hauck, "Unlike the hopeless blackness of Nigredo, the alchemists considered the blackness of putrefaction to be a pregnant darkness that would lead to the birth of the Philosopher’s Child."
This picture from The Black Sun, by Stanton Marlan, represents illumination born in darkness really well. Think of that circles the flower is emerging from as being a Singularity between all the polar opposites contained within space and time. The brilliance of any flower opening up to the brightness of the sky always begins its life in the darkness of the underworld of the ground.
The Alchemists believed there was First Matter hidden within everything and they called it the Inner Star. This Inner Star could be seen as illumination hidden within the world. This statement from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy describes it, "The alchemists often referred to the hidden essence of First Matter in a substance as its inner “star,” and appearances of the First Matter are often accompanied by displays of light. In this sense, the First Matter is the Anima Mundi (Soul of the World), and is present in all things. Alchemists believed the First Matter also existed in the human body as the eternal star which we call the soul. The spiritual work in alchemy focused on purifying or rectifying the First Matter within and, thereby, perfecting the very soul of the alchemist."
The Alchemist reveals the Inner Star at the heart of all matter by combing all the polar opposites as represented by the Sun and Moon as in this picture.
As mentioned on The Black Sun of Transformation page, the Sun became blackened when Jesus Christ died on the cross. The crucifixion is the most well known death and resurrection story of all time and the Sun becoming blackened emphasizes his spirit being freed and illuminated when the world fades to black. This is where he became truly illuminated with the unified light, consisting of both light and anti light, in the ultimate Nigredo Phase of Alchemy.
On page 174 of the book The Black Sun, by Stanton Marlan, it talks about this thing called the Uncreated Light which is a perfect union of light and dark that Jesus Christ and other enlightened prophets through the ages have experienced, "It has to do with what was described as an “uncreated light.” This form of prayer uses the “Jesus Prayer,” which leads to the “direct perception” of God and the things of God. The uncreated light is also called the “Taborian light” because it is the light that shone forth from Christ at his transfiguration on Mount Tabor. It is a light that comes from God and is not a created light like other light, such as that from the daytime sun. Other saints have reportedly actually shone forth with this light, which is exceedingly brilliant. He sometimes wondered whether that uncreated light might not in some way be connected with the dazzling light that proceeds from Sol niger."
In the book called The Orthodox Way, by Kallistos Ware, there is an excellent quote about how darkness is an advancement over light, or better still the union of light and dark and their cancellation into the superior Uncreated Light, "And so it proves to be for each one who follows the spiritual Way. We go out from the known into the unknown, we advance from light into darkness. We do not simply proceed from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge, but we go forward from the light of partial knowledge into a greater knowledge which is so much more profound that it can only be described as the “darkness of unknowing."" That statement matches Lao Tzu's comment made at the start of this section. This quote from the Isha Upanishad is really good, "All who worship what is not knowledge enter into blind darkness: those who delight in real knowledge, enter, as it were, into greater darkness."
It is darkest before the dawn, but that light is there even if no one perceives it yet. The greatest light produces the darkest shadow, but that shadow is not and absence of light, just a temporary blockage of it. The light always emerges from whatever darkness produces it.
The Rosicrucians use a rose in the center of their crucifixes and the rose symbolises the soul opening up and manifesting. The fact that the rose is placed in the center of the crucifix means that the soul is in the center, or axis, of the cross, which symbolises the physical body. The center is where the soul is located and it shall manifest when the individual becomes centered. In Christian pictures Jesus is shown with his heart showing and the heart is the center of his being. The heart showing in these pictures means that his soul is manifest. The heart is glowing with rays coming out of it and this is the raw energy potential that is accessed when the center of the Universe is accessed. This energy doesn't need to be converted from one form to another, it just is.
In the occult the best place to summon demons is at a crossroads. This is where the singularity between the elements, directions and seasons or time exists. This is the doorway to the ethereal world because of that. This website explains the power of crossroads, "A heavily charged place of Magic. The Greek goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, was also goddess of the crossroads, and animals were sacrificed to her at such locations. It was believed that Hecate appeared at crossroads on clear nights, accompanied by spirits and howling dogs. Offerings were placed there to propitiate her and ask for her intercession in cases of madness, which was believed to be caused by departed souls. In Ireland and Wales, it was traditional on Samhain (All Hallow's Eve), the Druidic new year, to sit at a crossroads and lis- ten for the howling of the wind, which would prophesy the year to come.
During the witch hunts, sorcerers and witches were said to frequent crossroads to conjure the Devil or his Demons or make sacrifices to them. In the sixth century, the sorcerer Salatin conjured the Devil for theophilus at a crossroads. In 1324 Dame Alice Kyteller, an accused Irish witch, was said to sacrifice COCKS to her familiar at a crossroads.
According to Carl G. Jung, a crossroads is a mother symbol; in that respect, it corresponds to the emphasis placed on the Mother Goddess in contemporary witchcraft. The crossroads also represents the intersection of positive, neutral and negative forces. It is a place of flux and of change."
This is further information about the occult significance of crossroads from the same website, "A place of magical power especially for conjuring spirits and Demons. The junctions of roads, where forces of energy cross, have been considered to have magical significance since ancient times. Crossroads are haunted by Demons, Fairies, and evil spirits who lie in wait for unwary travelers and lead them astray. Crossroads are where witches and sorcerers gather for Sabbats, according to lore. Grass will not grow at crossroads where Demons have danced.
Some magical rituals are performed at crossroads, such as necromancy, the appearance of the GOLD-FINDING HEN, conjurations of spirits and Demons, and sacrifices of animals. Crossroads also are places of confusion, and lore holds that one can evade evil spirits by running into a crossroads."
Andrew Chumbley had this to say about what the crossroads mean for the initiate, "the Adept places himself upon the interstitial 'Point' of the crossroads and thus within 'Death': the singular inbetweenness 'twixt every Stasis of Being. He thus becomes the embodiment of the
Gate at the centre of the cross-roads, the Portal where-by Power has ingress to the World of Manifestation and through which the Seeker must pass in order to transcend the 'Form' of the Manifest." In the page called Death and Resurrection it was explained the importance of death in religion and the occult. It was the main way to access higher realms and to free the self from the world.
This is from the book called The Book of English Magick, by Phillip Carr Gomm and Richard Heygate, page 351.
"During the thirteenth century, followers of the Sufi Sheykh Adi, in what is now northern Iraq, purued a mystical Gnostic version of Islam, whose hymns resonate with Masonic symbolism. A sufi influence is even suggested in the earliest recored 'secret word' whispered to the Masonic initiate as the secret handshake was demonstrated:
Standing close with their breasts to each other, the inside of Each other's right Ankle Joints the master's grip by their right hands and the top of their Left hand fingers thrust close on ye small of each other's Backbone, and in that posture they Stand till they whisper in each other's ears ye one Maha - the other replies Byn. (Sloane MS 3329, British Library, c. 1700)
Details of the words spoken and the 'gripcan be published here because they were changed by the Grand Lodge some time ago. But what might that secret word mean? The Sufi fraternal greeting is almost identical: muhabba. The potential meaning of the first recorded 'secret word' of Freemasonry is revealed in all its simplicity and nobility: muhabba means 'love'.
One of the distinctive features of most traditions of magic is the way in which they rise above sectarian and religious allegiances. Most magicians share a common belief in the primacy of love as a universal force and in the existence of a 'Perennial Philosophy', which has existed throughout the ages and which attracts to it a 'brotherhood' and 'sisterhood' of men and women who are more interested in the discovery of truth, the evelopment of the soul and its powers and the practice of virtues, than in the restrictions of an orthodox faith."