What do I mean by emanation? Well, in a sense, is the big bang not an emanation from an original singularity? if it is, then we exist as an
"emanation" of the original condensed point of the origin.
I feel emanation is the basic metaphor for the being of all that is - and this being, strangely, has a synchronic and diachronic nature: it is
simultaneous beyond time and in time, which we see and experience every moment that we live.
How is it in time? Well, the big bang is the outward expansion and expression of the singularity, generating space-time, creating all the elements of
the universe through a dynamical conglomeration and explosion, and then a relaxation. Between different temperatures - or different intensities of
particle attraction and repulsions - planets coalesced with the densest and heaviest particularities forming the core and the lighter elements
sequentially finding themselves without, with gaseous elements - and even an empty space with nothing at all - a vacuum.
Yet on specifically situated planets, the elements can relax. What does that mean? Venus is too hot - Mars too cold. Earth just right? Yes, precisely.
Chemical conditions on Earth are able to attain a subtly of inter-inclusivity that cannot happen on mars or venus, which too cold (slow reactions) or
too hot (too fast, too explosive). Life actually requires conditions between these two states, to foster "far from equilibrium" behavior.
When matter relaxes itself beyond a certain threshold, life emerges. This principle: matter creates life through an increasingly nuanced relaxation of
chemical stresses has immense philosophical, psychological, social and political implications for the world that have yet to be explored; but make no
mistake, this principle will form the backbone of the future spirituality on planet Earth. It is, in effect, the Human mind seeing its deepest of
emotional needs in the heart of the self-regulatory process of living matter. What happens "above" is reflected in the smallest of scales "below". The
human mind living with other human needs seeks to "relax" itself by living in mutual care, trust and respect, just as the molecules which make up
their bodies seek the paths of least resistance in their functionality.
I've recently read a most amazing book - Gerald Pollacks "The Fourth Phase of Water" - which has completely transformed how I understand the living
process as a Human. In short, H20 can appear as ice (solid), liquid (water), and gas (vapor), but it has another phase, or shape, that resembles the
helix structure of ice (solid) but has the liquid versatility of water. This is the liquid crystaline state of water, which forms when water molecules
make contact with a certain material. Water molecules are so dexterously composed that a surface material (like nafion) can cause the formation of a
structural latticework where water molecules form groups that maintain a 3:2 hydrogen/oxygen ratio, which renders the usual neutrality of water into a
-1 negative charge, and hence, creates a polarity in water between the "crystaline" water touching the surface and the "bulk-water" away from it,
which carries the protons (hydronium ions).
This crystaline function of water has been pursued as the holy grail by biophysicists who believe that water is the matrix - the patterning structure
- which determines the movements of various molecular processes happening within a body. Indeed, one can almost make out a male-female dynamic here,
with the matrix - the water - as the enveloping element, about which the molecules (male) operate n the self-construction of a creature.
As mentioned above, we are synchronic and diachronic creatures. Diachronic is straight-forward: we exist in time, and so have a beginning, a middle
and an end. Our physicality simultaneuously determines our psychology - what we experience phenomenologically occurs through the dynamical
propensities and potentialities of a brain with 86 billion neurons, 69 in the cerebellum, 16 in the cortex, an about 800 million in the midbrain and
brainstem. We are a massive biochemical powerhouse that manifests remarkable coherency; yet might this coherency be more basic than the structure we
manifest? That is, doesn't our consciousness have an 'in-forming' function upon the physicality of our bodies?
And again, I am reminded of the biblical myth of adam and eve, which I know to be a metaphor for the ego and its feeling body. If, as many believe,
archetypal forces - represented fractally in the emergence and development of a historically contingent world - are real, and occur within the
dynamics of our experienced phenomenology, is there perhaps a relationship - an ontological one, continuously ongoing, between the dynamics of our
physical being and the emergence and generation of a physical body from a core of potential energy that, in some strange way, precedes even the
biodynamical and diachronic logic of the body? I mean, we contain in principle the phase shifts of physical existence: we matter adapted not merely to
time, but to the conditions at the beginning. Are we not, then, in some essentially, diachronically "extended" from the beginning, housing within
ourselves earlier forms - like our reptilian brain - and within our cells, the logic of "respiration" - of needing oxygen, or even further, at the
core of creation, just before the big-bang event, when an imbalance and asymmetry occurred, and caused the very emergence of the universe.
How do we interpret the above in terms of seeing it somehow encoded into our experience? Oftentimes when I hear about the NDE, and particularly the
"tunnel" that leads to a great light, I think of the events related to our creation: from the explosion of the sun. Are we not star dust, made from
the material ejected from an ancient explosion, yet containing within it the secret of its happening? Chardin was right: what matters is not size, but
organization. Complexity is more meaningful, and therefore, more scientifically significant, than our relative cosmic petiteness.
Is possible that the universe is somehow essentially "for" the creatures - all creatures - each at their own level, but more essentially, for the
higher level creatures which see and know themselves, and so become needing to explain and understand all the confusion and disorientation it can feel
- to sooth itself of its worries, to immerse itself into exploration and discover the secret behind its being? In a certain sense, even the dynamics
of the lower beings - so regulated by ecological dynamics - can be seen to be "living metaphors" for creatures with consciousness; not abnegating or
possessing the power to discredit in its value, of course; but still speaking to a history which speaks a theology - literally, the higher-minded
creatures cannot help but reflexively see the universe - through us - speaking a progression; and so, can one fault the progressive political urge,
for seeing in reality, and within its own spiritual experience, a sense that we need to push forward, we need to unite into something greater, and not
fear that it will be bad for us?
Indeed, we live in the most alienated - and self-alienated era in Human history. Grey aliens are a neat-metaphor for this; everyone experiences
themselves as isolated and differentiated; we assume a false identity and false needs; were bewildered by our own sense of relation - hampered by fear
of negative judgemen
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