posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 08:05 PM
When I think of something like antinomianism, I have to admit, I get angry.
Antinomian means "against law", and more generally is synonymous with anarchism.
My issue with this claim, which can be found in ancient paganism, Gnosticism, Sabbateanism (a heretical branch of Judaism) some sects of Islamic
Sufism (such as the sabbatean related group known as the Don Meh) and more or less basic to tantrism in the orient and anything that describes itself
as a "left hand path", is that it is dissociative i.e. eliminative of aspects within perception, but not ontological reality itself.
Perception vs. Reality
Perception and Reality are two different things related to one another in essentially odd ways. Reality is reality, which means it is essentially that
which constitutes our experience of existence. Science, from the bottom (zero point energy state) to the emergence of quarks, protons, nuclei, atoms,
molecules, cells, etc, are growing according to a process of symmetry selection. For example, three type of quarks need to come together to create a
proton, and another combination of 3 quarks give rise to neutrons. Reality here cannot be negotiated with. Only certain types of quarks will give rise
to the balanced energy condition of a proton or a neutron. This is science.
Protons and neutrons when they come together form a nucleus, and when that nucleus comes into contact with an electron, all 3 give rise to an atom.
Symmetry, essentially, is taken as something which complements something else. Protons/Neutrons become Nuclei; when an electron comes, atom's emerge.
The process does not finish here, of course, but the "clumping" of matter in coherent and larger structures continues, as atoms form co-valent and
ionic bonds to form molecules. Again, there are specific rules here: the person who wants to be i.e. experience time, live, experience and be, must
follow the rules if he wants to experience the intention of the game, and so have fun.
Molecules begin to develop strange behaviors when the Earth emerges and seas and atmospheres have formed. Deep in the sea, in hydrothermal alkaline
vents, olivine spires extend hundreds of feet in height. These mesmerizing structures, however, occlude something far more fascinating happening
within their nano-sized cavities: autocatalytic feedback loops are forming such that the naturally released chemicals from the vent supply energy for
chemical reactions that systematically 'recreate' some essential condition of a protocell. One such condition, probably the first, is the vesicle
itself. These vesicles are formed from phospholipids which have a peculiar hydrophobic and hydrophilic structure so that the phosphorous head faces
the water while the fatty-acid tails tangle together. Eventually, these sorts of connections grow into a phospholipid sheet until they fold inward to
become a closed geometrical sphere (usually). Inside this sphere, amazingly, a feedback mechanism forms between the outside nano-space of the vent and
a chemical reaction within the vesicle itself. A precursor of phosphorus passes through the lipid outside (which has been experimentally verified in
the lab) of the cell, into the inside, where it reacts in a process such that the end-product is a phosphorus molecule that will become part of the
membrane. Other processes like this one, the most common being the TCA cycle (citrus acid cycle) replenish carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and
What this means in light of symmetry theory is this: the organism exists in a relationship with the outside world, such that the organism and the
outside world form one entity - the one, 'generative', while the other, complementing its needs by affording it what it needs to keep going.
From here on out, symmetry continues to propagate when cells come together to form larger wholes that begin to function as systems divided in their
relations as parts within a whole that relates to the world, increasingly, as a whole. The beginning of organisms is already a magical affair that is
becoming increasingly more magical.
All of this, still, demonstrates a rule-based mode of progression where something else acts in such a way as to complement something else that is
similar to it; together, when these things coalesce, they manage to establish a higher level material ontology, as well as bringing into awareness the
presence of a conflict that was accepted before, but now lies within the "adjacent possible" of perception, and hence, becomes a problem to be
Organism-Organism sociality is merely a continuation of a symmetry dynamic that grows (in quantity and informational complexity) into the logical
next-phase of the systems development. Is not the viciousness of the life of a bacteria - or the hallowness of the life of a virus - not intimated, or
implied, from the liveliness of the animal, the industriousness of the beaver, or the remarkable sociality of the bee? To those who say life has not
progressed - morally - is deaf to what mammals are relative to dinosaurs and reptiles. This deafness is self-imposed and evidence of a history that is
not known, and so affords the pleasant fiction that you, your self, doesn't function according to certain transformational rules that churn your
consciousness from one thought to the next, usually around issues of "being known", which entails that the mind repeatedly transform its relations
and representations so as to affectively enliven itself. This means, more basically, the choosing of identificatory states that exist to affectively
metabolize projective situations.
Thinking is a late stage process - something too far along, and a good reason why most people alive today hold false views about reality - logically
and demonstrably false vis-à-vis symmetry theory - but which the person holds onto because this very stubbornness which we innocently and
unscientifically (unsystematically) treat as 'just' a human foible, is the very expression of a sign of who the person, what is needed from them,
and what sort of history they must have had if they need to hold onto this mode of experiencing themselves and interpreting the world.
Psychotherapists learn that they have to accept such facts if they want to help - but this attitude of accepting lifes rules is not something this
culture lets people do - indeed, it is downright dogmatic in its antagonism towards values that entail some moral position. From Islamism, and not
recognizing the necessity of articulating a difference between Islam and other religions (say, the DESERT, as the background setting) to an obsessive
fixation on homosexuality and transgenderism - this religiousness, no doubt, is what lies behind the stupid mindlessness of the democratic party and
the general heedlessness of most liberals to the negative impacts of globalization on communities and localities.
Not responding to reality and the laws it shows us is breaking the rules of nature - and breaking the rules has consequences. When Donald Trump fails
to pay attention to those facts which make climate change true, he is not complementing the external sign in its significance with his own internal
representation of it i.e. in forming a complementarity and symmetry with the world.