It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"rise" into the fifth dimension -- what does it mean?
i hope it becomes at least somewhat clearer what is meant when
metaphysicists speak of "rising" into a higher dimension of consciousness.
it seems to me, tho, that rather than double back into a pyrimidal shape,
the geometry of the "law of one" seems to extend only into one direction.
as a model of reality, that does not seem terribly useful.
that does not seem terribly useful.
You seem to be implying that the more dimensions your model needs to describe reality, the better it is.
Please explain to me how your model is useful.
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by LordBucket
According to some schools of thought...
p.s. Psychonoaughty has already stated that the
Law of One is cyclical, not linear. so the argument is mute.
if you can think of more specific questions, it would help.
actually, a continuously increasing model would necessitate more non-intersecting dimensions than what i have shown. in such a case, more dimensions would equate to a worse model.
in effect, i am saying that a continuously increasing (linear) model does not compute with the way that i personally perceive reality. it is not workable, and thus not as useful, IMO
a continuously increasing model would necessitate more non-intersecting dimensions
when metaphysicists speak of "rising" into a higher dimension
Originally posted by tgidkp
in the development of the human psyche, certain aspects can be likened unto dimensional viewpoints. as the human ages from infant onward, they temporarily reside within these viewpoints. most people get stuck somewhere along the way, but ultimately every soul will attain what can be called the "leading edge" of consciousness. in our current day the leading edge is at level 7, which is actually a 1 dimensional form of consciousness.
the following outline is based on "spiral dynamics", the work of Ken Wilber, and my own concept.
(1) 1 dimensional = survival, instinctual.
(2) 2 dimensional = emotional, magical.
(3) 3 dimensional = ego, rationality.
(4) 4 dimensional = society, conventionality, a timeline of 3D interaction
(5) 3 dimensional = intellect, the sciences.
(6) 2 dimensional = pluralistic relativism, cultural equality.
(7) 1 dimensional = global identity, unity.
(8) 5 dimensional = starchild ?, death ?
which can be plotted as follows:
granted, this diagram probably creates more questions than answers. for simplicity's sake, i have included only a skeleton of information. i have successfully mapped everything from physical sciences and religion to tarot and cosmology onto this model. it is comprehensive.
for purposes of this thread, in an attempt to understand what is meant by a the "dimensional shift" in consciousness, i will speak briefly on the upper triangle portion. to gain the proper perspective within the diagram, you must view it as a 3-dimensional rendering....such that the upper triangle (5th dimension) stands perpendicular to and above the lower section. i have given directional cues on the diagram to help achieve the proper perspective. it is drawn in an imaginary space, so do not try to understand it as a literal 3D space.
keeping this in mind, i hope it becomes at least somewhat clearer what is meant when metaphysicists speak of "rising" into a higher dimension of consciousness.
please feel free to ask any questions with the understanding that the potential for complexity of conversation is quite high.
(for an example of this model in application, CLICK HERE)
[edit on 16-10-2009 by tgidkp]
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by xelamental
how would you disprove your hypothesis?
More to the point, how would you disprove it?
Other than by quoting a massive block of text and dismissing it, that is.