I'll share my vision too.
I am fully aware it's just a scheme, a scheme of a binary consciousness, based on language, and this is the only thing I can tell for sure: that
what's being seeked by all kinds of metaphysicists, alchemists and mysticists is a state
, not a dead snapshot of it, captured in words. As soon
as you feel it and start to stalk it with logos, it avoids you, slips away, and confuses, because its snapshot contradicts the original message,
leaving you going in circles unless you recognize the trap... It's that tiny fish in the depths they mention so much in alchemistry... It's between
the Ouroboros' mouth and tail... It's the Tao, the transcendent source of everything, which is above the duality of Yin & Yang. This is the reason for
existence of every kind of art whose true purpose is an attempt to give a glimpse of THAT, indirectly. No one will ever be able to express THAT
directly in binary terms, because it's paradoxical.
I know there's nothing new in what's been said... But before I was shown all of this right before my eyes... It was all merely something irrelevant,
some ever-evolving philosophical discourse. Now it's as clear as a bright day and understood at the deepest level currently available.
But ok, given that, a consciousness will always iterate the cycle of approaching that transcendent truth. And in process, it will build schemes in
countless numbers, adapted for the spirit of time the scheme builder lives in.
So here it is, a combination of I-Ching, Carlos Castaneda and quantum physics:
Let's imagine the absolute nothing. Given the infinite potential possibility of everything, it explodes like a thunderbolt, or a tree (yes, the Tree
of Knowledge), first two branches are Yin and Yang, the absolute antipodes (let's replace Yin with 0 and Yang with 1), the second four are digrams 00,
01, 10 and 11, which are the supreme archetypes of father, mother, son and daughter. The third level is eight trigrams 000, 001, 010, 011, 100, 101,
110, 111. It keeps branching further, and at the sixth level we have 2^6 = 64 hexagrams, which are the base of I-Ching, the Book of Changes. These
are, so to say, the blocks which describe every possible situation in the Being. Of course, the top levels also do, the higher the more generalized.
And the deeper level, the more details are exposed, but the less is the difference.
Then let's remember what Carlos wrote. He described the universe as consisting of shining lines, which form bunches, which form larger bunches and so
on, and every line might be viewed as a bunch of even smaller lines and so on into infinity. So this is it. These lines are the branches of the Tree
of Knowledge, the sequences of I-Ching symbols.
And what consciousness does is basically engages them, "lights" them, and in the process of maturing fixates about a predefined set of bunches, or
branches. And the perception of "I", the ego, is just a set of them. Like if the person is kind, his consciousness lights the branch of human
kindness, let's arbitrarily say it's 100010-110. This is a sub-branch of some top level which might look like 100010. The kindness of this exact
person might be described using more levels of detail than the general human kindness, it might include many variations like being kind especially
towards.. I donno, let it be animals. So his full "kindness" would look like 100010-110-1110101... (and so on into infinity).
Or let's consider a car. A car would be a sub-type of a means of transportation (a horse, a spaceship and some magic teleportation spell called
JAHDhejjsjehHH will be all sub-types of it). Then this CAR (let's imagine it's 000100011) would be the supreme car of all cars, it would be as simple
as possible, but you would fall on your knees in awe if you'd experience it
)) Then this archetypal car branches down, growing in details but
loosing its power. And if we imagine a robotized car factory which makes absolutely visually identical cars, we might find difference between them
only at the micro level: 000100011-0110-...(skip thousand levels)-...001 vs. 000100011-0110-...(skip thousand levels)-...000
So if you remember that article called "we all live in a giant hologram", I read it and instantly gathered the pieces of a puzzle: the binary encoding
of holograms with dark and bright areas; the Yin and Yang; the Carlos' "lines of the world".
I personally can vividly imagine how perception of the Being at the deepest, "system" level might look like, and that's what Don Juan called "vision".
This would be like seeing the binary sequence of any phenomenon, and ability to trace its up to the root which is where Tao or the Eagle is; and down
into unimaginable depths of quantum processes of micro-, nano-, femto-worlds and so forth.
Then I came to a conclusion that the Beholder, the deepest base of "I" is transcendent in relation to the Tree. It is the Software, while the binary
Tree of Knowledge is the Hardware of Being.
edit on 12-1-2013 by CaptainAbstract because: (no reason given)