Some might recall that last year I wrote a piece about 3rd, 4th, and 5th dimensional timespace perception based on various visionary experiences I’ve had throughout the years. All consciousness is part of a continuum and I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have had these sorts of experiences without the writings of people like Robert Monroe, Terrence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson, and Grant Morrison forever stretching the parameters of my linguistic operating system. And that’s the main reason I put this sort of fringe weirdness on the internets – to directly influence the psychic hive mind grid of humanity and potentially create exotic experience in the reader. Anyway, apparently it works because I got a message on Facebook (friend me) from a dude named Andrew Cary linking me to this rather brilliant piece he wrote, partially inspired by my theories on dimensional perception. What I love about this is whereas what I do is essentially translating mystical concepts for a generation of kids raised on crap like VICE and stoner comedy, he takes a vastly more scientific approach. Dig:
“Water, molecularly comprising ~98% of the Human Instrument[i], , holds life together and behaves in a similar way to space, the medium for the slowest and densest forms of Light and Sound. Space functions as an oceanic medium for subtle particles and frequencies in a similar manner to Source Intelligence[ii], the Quantum Field that interfaces between Source and individualized consciousness. This field is the medium through which primeval Sound and Light is holographically refracted into intercoiled states and wave-patterns.
This text explores the similarities between these three media (water, space, quantum field) through the lenses of science and esoteric traditions. Underlying correspondences are revealed which may begin to reconcile fundamental discord in current understandings of science and consciousness. These three media progressively transduce and modulate prime Sound and Light towards manifestation, and divest primeval Sound and Light of quantum and material densities towards reunion.
Yoga, Magic, meditation, and nearly all transformational practices have, at a practical level, the core intent of transmuting the Human Instrument into a clearer and more coherent vehicle for the quantum field of Source Intelligence. Various traditions describe the expansion of consciousness as Kundalini rising through the chakras, lower metals transmuted into higher ones, opening the Seven Seals, ascending Jacob’s ladder, seven stages of spiritual unfoldment through keys 15-21 of the Major Arcana, elevating the life force through the seven endocrine glands, and many others. These systems and modalities are mythic, archetypal journeys and practical tools for awakening, in growing resonance with emerging scientific understanding and theory.”
“In the western mystery tradition the Tree of Life is the dynamic structure through which consciousness transforms itself into the four elements in the dimensions of energy, matter, time and space. The eleven objective Sephiroth or dimensions are connected through twenty-two subjective pathways, corresponding to the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the archetypal keys of the Major Arcana. Similar in intent to eastern mandalas and yantras, the twenty-two Major Arcana are an archetypal journey into a 5th dimensional state and integration with the Source network. The Soul’s journey around the Cube of Space into reunion with the central point was first articulated in the Qabalistic Book of Formation, and developed further by Builders of the Adytum founder Paul Foster Case in the early 1900s. This journey elevates and expands individual consciousness from a water-based neurochemical soup, to a consciousness tuned into the subtle frequencies permeating space, towards the ultimate state of integration with the sub-atomic Source Intelligence network. The primeval geometric instruments used in the orchestration of creation find expression in nearly every wisdom tradition.
Eight symbols give rise to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching; the first binary system, ultimately leading to 64bit computing. There are 64 classical arts listed in many Indian scriptures. The perfected Qabalistic structure is a 64 star tetrahedron, the Merkabah. The outside of a 64 tetrahedron has 144 faces, a significant number in the Juedo-Christian tradition. Its structure is a cubeoctahedron or vector equilibrium described by Buckminster Fuller, with eight star tetrahedrons placed into the negative space of the central, perfectly equilibrated form.”
Fantastic work and I recommend reading the entire piece with visual aids and video entitled Everything is Sound and Light over at Reality Sandwich. Andrew joins a growing number of FB readers who have contacted me and told me they’re actually studying altered states of consciousness in an academic setting. Kudos to everyone taking on that work. As a psychology student in late 90’s Ohio, it sort of seemed impossible to me, but the times they are a changing.
And lastly, thanks to another FB tipper for pointing me in the direction of this handy sigil generation software.
Now, I must point out that I’ve never actually designed a sigil by the standard Austin Osman Spare methodology, but then again, I’m a weirdo artist and not everyone obsesses over that sort of thing. Are you too lazy to draw up your own spank projections? Well, this thing’s got you covered. Just type in your intent, fool with the fonts and you’re golden. I actually think I’m going to have to use one of these as a layer in one of my Photoshop collage pieces here because it’s such a cool idea. Anyway, until next time tripsters. Lots of big things coming down the pike this month so stay tuned.