Before “The Answer”

  

 

And the first morning of creation wrote what

The last dawn of Reckoning shall read.

(Omar Khayyam)

 

 

 

A man comes from deep within himself in order to see a world existing outside of his self. But in order to do so, he must first bring it all back inside of himself in order to smother it with beliefs…all learned from outside of his self!

 

Just as our universe comes from deep within itself in order to be aware of its self while seeming to “suffer the process.” But in order to come into (or out to) anything such as existence, a universe (like us) must then be “an expression of a reality other than itself”

 

But who are we? What is our purpose? What is the purpose of our universe? To see itself? Are we its primary agents? But then, who’s in control? Who or what animates and maintains a universe with an ability to see itself? How is it done? What are those so-far undefinable entities we call matter, energy, space and time? What about size, gravitation and the so-called fourth dimension? And what is actually – or ultimately – perceiving and conceiving. And why?

 

But all these questions pale next to this one: why, after nearly 3000 years of rational inquiry, mathematical analysis and precise, endless measurement, definition and categorization; why is it that the ‘best of the best’ of our big-brained ‘official culture’ has been unable – if not unwilling – to answer any of these ultimate questions? What are we doing wrong? What’s wrong with our thought process? Why do we have so much knowledge and fact with so little understanding?

 

Because we are totally asleep at the wheel, soundly ensconced in our “dogmatic slumber.” Each one of us is the captain of his own ship, in complete control of his own destiny.  There is no such thing as fate, luck, or “divine intervention.” It’s all random and accidental. “Seeing is believing.” “Image is everything.”

 

Such is the world of self-obsession, the highly promoted and rewarded, consumer oriented, postmodern way of thought that ‘trickles down’ to the masses from scientism and it’s just plain wrong philosophy.

 

But anyone who still believes that ‘what you see is what you get’ is in for a grand awakening. Now that the process of vision is beginning to come to light, the old ‘seeing is believing’ world can no longer be justified.

 

We are all born like caterpillars awaiting our destination to become butterflies; but we got lost in the forest by getting dumb-struck by the trees – which came bearing the fruit of knowledge. It’s as if our systems of thought need to get over themselves.*  If they don’t evolve, we don’t evolve. They must realize, as we must (as Nietzsche seemed to) that we’re all stuck on this bridge, unable to make it across while Religion and Science wallow in their own ill-defined version of success.

 

It is silly to go on pretending that we are all brothers under the skin. The truth is more like under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites and poltroons. (Henry Miller)

 

The theme of this work is that the 2600 year old universal process of “perpetual change”, the primal cosmogony, cosmology and the metaphysic that inexorably follows, is where the slow, relentless, inevitable realizations of science must, and eventually will – with its final, gasping utterance – return. Because:

 

The theme of this work is that nature cannot be quantified by the measurement of its parts. For whether in part or in whole, nature has self-determined, ever changing, trans-finite boundaries. The illusion we perceive is because we perceive. And all perception is transduction.

 

The theme of this work is that transduction, the change of energy from one form to another, evokes a change in dimensionality; and in the case of vision – eyes are the ultimate transducers – a complete loss of a fourth spatial dimension. (Hint: if the eye that sees changes like what it sees, then how can it see the change?)

 

*This is a good example of the language of paradox: metaphor2 (to the second power).

 

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