Adam Blatner

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Confabulations 5: Trans-Dimensional Metaphysics 1

Originally posted on May 30, 2011

A Note on Translation:

In the upper right is a picture of a vaguely Hebrew-like group of figures. In some dimensions, the sounds behind the sounds reflect certain vibratory energies that organize our world. In Sanskrit, the syllable Om and other syllables are believed to have that quality, and in mystical Judiasm the letters of the alphabet—believed to be the letters used by God Himself in composing the Torah—also partake of a certain sacredness and depth. What then if behind the forms there’s a level of living energies that confer yet other form-like influences in the world? What if these are types of pre-form patterning-energies? To deny them a kind of life might reflect our own density of perception, our human and modern insensitivity.

At any rate, it suggests the complexity of the problem at hand. Now, here on the left is another “picture.” Actually, it is a view taken by the intuitive-imagino-scope of a portion of the trans-dimensional realm. Events there unfold from what David Bohm called the “implicate order” into the “explicate order” as flowers bloom in a Springtime meadow. Our sorry drawings myst be appreciated as a human mind’s effort to capture in cartoony form what is a stylized shadow or projecction of the deeper-dimensional forms. They only focus on a sector, just as a microscopic view of a complex field can only focus on one level and one section of what is on the glass slide, and that in turn is only a drop or slice of the whole. What is closer to the truth is the mind’s effort to express in imagery what can only be intuited.

This all resonates with a quote from the writing of the the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), on pages 237-238 in his book,Modes of Thought:
“The use of philosophy is to maintain an active novelty of fundamental ideas illuminating the social system. It reverses the slow descent of accepted thought towards the inactive commonplace. If you like to phrase it so, philosophy is mystical. For mysticism is direct insight into depths as yet unspoken. But the purpose of philosophy is to rationalize mysticism; not by explaining it away, but by the introduction of novel verbal characterizations, rationally coordinated.

Philosophy is akin to poetry, and both of them seek to express that ultimate good sense which we term civilization. In each case there is reference to form beyond the direct meanings of words. Poetry allies itself to metre, philosophy to mathematic pattern.”

Now again on the right you can “see” (in part this requires your intuitions and imaginatin) how trans-dimensional “forms” give birth to other forms, or suggest associated ideas. (Translation into the constraints of the English language is very difficult, because your language has no names or even ways of conceptualizing much of what is really being described here.) Still, it’s worth reaching for. Many dimensional beings, or many-dimensional beings, are more mind-like than matter-like, and their modes of reproduction is more like the way jazz musicians take a riff off of the performance a moment earlier by a fellow performer. Thus biddley bop on the saxophone may stimulate a de-boop and subsequent elaborations on the clarinet. Cany you synestheticall “hear” the melody and counter melody being portrayed here? Hint: Listen to two mockingbirds on neighboring trees each improvising their own song, but reflecting subtly the song of the other.

This picture on the left is closer to home, a sort of diagram of the ways your right and left cerebral hemispheres play off of each other. There is feedback, integration, creativity, and what has not yet been discovered by your scientists, multi-dimensionality. So it’ll come.

Now, on the right and slighty below the previous figure is another picture that might best be titled, “ring theory”—sort of a take-off on the current fashion called “String Theory” in fundamental physics.

In that world their metaphysicians consider the fundamental “building blocks” of mind. They speculate up a storm. What is shown here is a rough view of their ideas about the building blocks of mind, primal feedback loops operating trans-dimensionally. The ring of (loosely translated) encouragement plays off of a ring of appreciation.

In our own relationships these vibratory cycles manifest¬† not only as love, but also giving and enjoyment. If you listen with your “third ear,” your intuition, you might “hear” a giggly kind of harmonic chord. Slumping and vlashing “rings” weave in and out.

Well, I think this is enough for today. The point here is to suggest an opening to intuition at a level or two beyond what my dear mentor (I wish!) Whitehead suggested. What’s it all about?

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