posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 10:08 PM
6 And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.'
As Above, So Below; Higher Waters and Lower Waters
With the work of the quirky and innovative biophysicist Gerald Pollack on cell function ("Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life") and on structured
water ("The Fourth Phase of Water"), the biblical notion of there being 'two waters' demarcating the heavens from the earth, and its obvious
metaphorical interpretation as 'mind and body', takes on a meaning far beyond metaphor.
There is a mind, and there is a body, but they are an inside/outside sort of deal: the outside is made of little tiny objects, as Democritus intuited,
which under certain auspicious conditions, organize themselves into remarkably complex geometrodynamical 'sets'.
So lets take the 'lower waters' to mean the way water organizes and mediates an immediate matrix connectivity - and thus, a communication system
between all the cells which make up the organism. Water is easily the most plentiful molecule in the cell - 10,000 times more of them exist relative
to other molecules. Nevertheless, the cell is so packed full of molecules that water is no more than 10 molecules away from any macromolecule, such as
proteins. Proteins in turn are a very special class of macromolecule which possess a negative charge, and thus, attract water to donate an electron to
the protein. This process leads to a phase transition in the entire gel matrix - because the cell is certainly not someting that falls apart if its
demembranated: it holds right in place and continues its processes. Indeed, up to between 50 and 70 % of a cells membranes molecules are proteins, not
phospholipids, which means that the cell is more properly understood as a 'matrix' organized by proteins (which are in turn genetically encoded by
DNA) which 'orders' water according to the local and global conditions that affect those parameters which effect the entire process of
self-regeneration. This organization separates charges, bringing in potassium and excluding sodium - a process exactly akin to the way the land
excludes sodium - and hence the salty oceans.
The lower waters are homeostatic, yet the entirety of human biology - from muscle biology to neuroscience - is covered by this term "lower waters".
The science of consciousness will no doubt entail a very profound analysis of how 'the lower waters' i.e. the evolution of the body, has progressed.
The beginnings of course are purely 'physico-chemical', and so we analyze its various dynamics to see what they show. But bit by bit, we will
eventually and gradually enter a more clearly 'semiotic' terrain, 'the higher waters', which constitute not merely the ideas we have, but also the
action-patterns organized by a functional dynamic. The internal impression of this dynamic is our feeling states, which, when you think about all the
potential states we could have, reminds me of the ocean currents that 'pull' any animals that seek to hitch a quicker ride to wherever they want to
Feeling dynamics 'host' awareness, and so the higher waters interface with the lower waters through the feeling dynamics which simultaneously unite
and divide the one from the other. In any case, keeping in mind that feelings 'nucleate' perceptions and cognitions, we can see something occurring
in our minds that is not very much different - dynamically speaking - from how proteins nucleate water.
So we can conceptualize the 'higher waters' as our emergent mind which is structured by the bottom-up influence of the 'lower waters' - or the
homeostasis dynamics - molecular cycles - and the way those cycles are 'linked' with feeling dynamics - here, very much like the bibical idea of the
'raqia', or a 'firmament':
וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם, וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל, בֵּין
Isn't that sort of true? Don't our feelings states encompass the logical possibilities of our awareness and thinking? Can I think nice thoughts when
I'm feeling angry? It is a 'world', a container, a limit - a range, on thinking. Coherent thought is all about controlling the flow of feeling,
which may be conceptualized as the 'higher waters', paradoxically enough, coming to learn the way and manner that its feelings are constructed.
Since feelings 'link' both waters, health and wellbeing ultimately derives from a coherent understanding - a biosemiotic 'representatum' of
self-functioning - in the higher waters, that confer whatever coherency possibilities to the lower waters.
Group theory is, when you really think about, an abstract mathematical representation of any potential system - the universe as whole, or an organism.
If we can find the one parameter that underlies the organization of the self, then we have found the highest level symmetry of the human semiotic
system, and therefore, we have a mathematical representation of what could be called "God".
Now, since things seem to be deeply related, why not go up a step higher? The Human is imagined to be the Earthly, or finite, representation of the
universe-as-a-whole. The universe has a size, and most probably, a higher level structure. Should we expect any dynamical continuity between it and
us? Or should we start at a smaller place, like the Earth?
It's long been thought that humans can control the weather. Shamans apparently can do this - whether native american, Indonesian, Siberian aborigine,
or an ancient Thracian, its a pretty common assumption humans take towards nature: they are able to control it.
A potential explanation may bave to do with the higher waters/lower waters relationship, with the cloud systems being akin to feelings, and indeed,
just like proteins nucleate water, Pollack believes that floating pollen nucleates the formation of clouds - behavior that is essentially the same, in
its dynamical elements, as what goes on in a cell.
Thus, a mind identified with the universe as a whole would in someway come to embody the 'intelligence' of the Earth system, 'driving' its
emotions (clouds) through the directed manipulation of its higher waters on its lower waters - its own body. Thus, even here, mind-body remain an
inner-outer continuum, with synchrony linking thinks at the electromagnetic level in that level of reality our machines can measure, and the mind -
the higher waters - driving the process by understanding the 'RaQiA" - its emotions, its feelings, its world.