posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 08:21 PM
In a certain sense, the historical pathology of human beings can be described as a "split" which causes us to relate to the world into separated and
oppositional categories. Mind vs. Matter, Left vs. Right, "what is" vs. "how is it?", and "soul versus spirit".
By soul I mean reflection - or the capacity to reflect on something. By spirit I mean the forces of life that flow through us.
It is in the nature of dualism to describe one of these modalities as "bad", and in the "left hand path" traditions world over, the spirit is
afforded a power which, if the soul were thinking more coherently, it would realize the spirit couldn't possibly have.
The soul is like the Logos, or the capacity to reason. Reasoning is fundamentally about "what matters", and what matters is always a matter of cause
and effect - or the recognition and attunement to change and difference. Your right brain is geometrodynamically structured to attune to change in
the world, and so, you have no choice but to know within you "what is the cause of the way you are" - because the right brain, recording and
registering our experience of being in the world, always harbors and contains the core representations of threat and fear and suffering which
dialectically stands behind all the back and forths of your motivations.
I have described how the mindbrain forms as through a dissociation (out of reflexive habit) of a subtle threat, and an idealization (due to what were
afforded in this world) of what we implicitly know to be a source of "safety" (within this developmental context).
The logos knows - or can know - if it simply applies its reasoning to how the world works. It is a "wedding" between your attentional processes and
the "thing to be represented". Everything that "is" will "inform" you, and instantaneously your brainmind represents it in a unimodal manner
which has an enormously complex evolutionary history that evolved in an exquisitely complicated way into the person that you are right now.
The World Informs
The world informs you. Is the logos a mere feeling? Or is it a function of something else? In a very real sense, the logos may be an internal
'cursor' that leads back to the primal cause: love.
Love is, or typically is, what the genetic systems of the human brain expect to be organized by, and to experience upon birth, and to "feel" itself
When I say "recognition dynamics", I mean this primal care for the Other that exists upon birth, and is called "recognition" because the feeling
state itself motivates the caregiver to "search for" the individuality, or the motivational needs, of the Other.
This 'original spirit' is, if one reasons properly, at the top of the hierachy of 'spirits' which organize how we work. Thus, baby is conceived.
At this point forward a mother can be focused on the meaning of the relation with the being inside of her.
But if not, and the mother or her boyfriend is psychotic, and have some demented interest to "prevent that", then the buck just kicks back to the
parents, to their suffering, to their absence, which makes the child a mathematical subset of the parents disturbed effort to prevent 'attachment'
from forming. The spirit of evil and hatred is and will always be existing in dynamical relation to love - to not being loved, to not being born to
healthy people, and to be damaged, and sick. Logic in such a brain is being "morphed" to suit the dynamics of a runaway attractor (the so-called
"spirit"), which is really just the normal human need to experience enlivenment - the raison d'etre of life.
Yet a person who subscribes to "spirit" and denies "soul" - or rationality - is truly mistaking what exactly they are. We feel feelings, but we
are very much a function of the dyadic tension between two selves. I think or know myself as an I only because my brainmind evolved to understand
another self. Before "I" come into being as an "Other" to myself, I am already making use, or building off from, an actual dialectical history in
which a real Other person helped construct my identity into being. There is thus nothing more intellectually and logically obscene than to think the
"I" is bigger than the "We", when the former is bootstrapped by the latter, and derives all its beloved qualities through the mediation of the
That is, you need others to recognize you in order to feel good. You are constantly needing others to "acknowledge my capacities". We can't change
this, and it would be absurd and awful to succum into a mode where you are violating reality as if your reality couldn't be explained logically, nd
thus improved upon in a logical way - by studious and attuned reasoning.
Spirits Will Hurt You
Spirits are epiphenomena. When I say this, I mean they follow two points, akin to two tennis players moving their positions in order to "meet the
other" in the form of the ball. The spirit is the ball, but the ball, of course, is completely a function of the body's position and angle of the
tennis player who hits the ball to the other side. The ball is effectively carrying the dynamics of one part towards another part.
If you reason from "the spiritual', or from the position of nihilistic feelings which drive you towards a philosophy of "living in the now",
forgoing concern for morality and justification, then you shouldn't allow yourself to contemplate any afterlife but hell - since hell is what the
logos will be when you imagined that you could live a life that ignored how things actually worked. The spirits merely express your symmetry dynamics;
so every other - every human, and perhaps, being, that was harmed by your action, will be juxtaposed side-by-side with your intentional state and the
mentality it operated from. There are 'rationales' existing in the head whilst the person acts - since we need to assert confidently if were going
to experience ourselves in an enlivening way; we need to 'rationalize' to think clearly.
Furthermore, if you see things from the 'side' of asymmetry (and we all do to a certain extent; this being a good definition of
post-traumatic-stress disorders) the above conversation will seem grotesque and might compel you to "double down" hopelessly hoping in the
impossible. The lesson to be learned - for both good and bad - is that perception is illusory - in that, reality can seem "this way", but this is
just the spirit persuading us of its "truth", when we would be far better off reasoning on cause and effect in human actions, and assume, or accept,
that because we suffered interpersonal trauma through our lives, that our nervous systems will always struggle in the metabolization of an image of
the "infinite" that isn't tinged with feelings of the 'tragic', of 'despair'. We allow ourselves to become hypnotized by the emergent image,
rather than use our reason and recognize where our bodies - and our minds - would be happiest. If we organized ourselves according to a high level
symmetry, the laws of physics mean that the system will be "more relaxed" - and this can only seem scary to a hyper-vigilant traumatized mind which
is too fearful to be relaxed - to relax into a feeling of connectedness. This traumatic reaction is there in agoraphobics who were socially shamed in
the past, as much as "mystics" who, having a traumatic history, "destroyed" their individual sense of I by prematurely exposing themselves to a...