Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Existential Layers


Here is an interesting theory I am working on. I have included a diagram, I refer to as the Sentient's Mandala.

Does conciousness, and unconciousness, exist as a duality? Perhaps the layers of existence, if they even exist, are simply layers of conciousness. Man exists between layers. The outer, being the Macrocosm, the inner is the Microcosm. Much like the tedious balance of life, perhaps sentience pertains to the organism who can both observe (macrocosm) and perceive (microcosm). This makes almost an existential sandwich.

Our inner conciousness is perhaps some other sentient beings macrocosm, and so on. Ergo, what we percieve, others might observe. Now the question is, would these Astral beings be what we consider gods?  For, they exist on a higher plane, to say. Even though the logic points downward, it is very limiting to expect all aspects of nature to abide.

Perhaps it is not even a matter of superiority, for the human mind is hardwired for competition. When we reach inward, and try to observe that which is usually percieved, we entangle ourselves with the subconcious. And become godly beings to those on "lower" levels. This comes across through frequencies, the true building blocks of existence. For everything exists due to frequencies.The piston-like propulsion of raw energy. 

Perhaps this explains supernatural phenomena. Either way, the prevalence of symbols is of great importance. Symbology transcends the layers of existence. Perhaps, that is why they resonate with us so well. Over the time span of human history, we have given a great deal of meaning, and therefore energy, to symbols. It makes one wonder if this collective, pyschic contribution has led to the symbols themselves evolving a degree of intelligence, perhaps even sentience? If so, these symbols are the gods and the creations through which we manifest choices and coincidences.

The question is, what are the existential layers?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Christ vs Odin


As much as some people may disagree, there are some interesting similarities between the Christian god (Jesus/YHVH/El) and the Allfather.

The first, and most obvious similarity is the depiction of a beard. But this is simply a coincidence. Men who grew out their hair and beard were considered mature and deemed wise. Most likely, society's  Christianised and mediocre view of the generic god as a "bearded old man in the sky," is most likely influenced by Odin. There is no Biblical account of the Judeo-Christian god having a beard.

Secondly, isn't it interesting how both Jesus and Odin were hung from a "tree" for a certain amount of days, went without food and drink, wounded by a spear, and sacrificed themselves unto themselves only to be reborn/resurrected a few days later? In the Havamal where Odin says "no one" gave him bread or mead, it almost sounds like he's being crucified. Scandinavia was Christened between the 8th and 12th centuries. The Havamal is estimated to have been written within the 13th century, some stanzas dating back to the 9th century.  The Biblical canon of the New Testiment (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are the earliest known documentation of Jesus' crucifixion; the earliest source dating prior to the 1st century.

Thirdly, observe the god's similar natures. The infamous Christian apologist's cliche, "God works in mysterious ways," is usually used when one doesn't know how to respond to a fundamental Judeo/Christian flaw: How can an all-loving god allow such torment/do evil things/send people to hell? Christian apologists will say that God does what's best for the world, even if we don't understand it. I am led to believe that Biblical authors dug themselves into a hole with that one, considering some of the atrocious acts attributed to Yahweh in the Old Testiment. Nonetheless, Odin acts similarly. Historically, he is infamous for "betraying" his followers by leaving them to die on the battlefield, among other things. But unlike the supposed qualities of the Judeo-Christian god[s], he is not a god of Love. Because of this, he is allowed to preform seemingly evil acts if he so chooses. But are his acts truly evil? Odin does what's best for the tribe, what's best for the world. Even if that means sacrificing one of his warriors so that they can join him in Valhalla. So we should trust that he is wise enough to make the right decisions, so long as he knows what is best for creation. What creator doesn't care for his creations?  One major difference is that Odin doesn't contradict himself.


Lucky for Asatruar and Odinists, Odin's story preceded the story of Jesus by approximately 250 years. There are parallels in the aspects of divine sacrifice which benefits humanity, and in the transcendence of death. Also with the spear-wounding in the side. You could even say that the self-sacrifice is a parallel. A sacrifice of the self, to the self. Much like the Christ/YHVH being aspects of the same divinity, which would make Christ a sacrifice of Himself to Himself. Honestly, the main differences are in reasoning, and scope, along with method.


Reasoning:


Odin - Sacrificed Himself to Himself to gain knowledge for Himself and for humanity. Salvation of humanity from ignorance?

Christ - Sacrificed for the "salvation" of humanity from Hell.

Scope:


Odin - Pierced His own side, and hung wounded for nine days and nights without food, water, or company.

Christ - Centurion pierced His side, and hung beaten for several hours with company and vinegar for consumption before dying.

Method:


Odin - Pierced His own side, and hung Himself on the Tree of Life, which encompasses all worlds. Transcendence encompassing the universe. A sacrifice for all.

Jesus - Beaten, hung and pierced by outside forces and hung upon a cross in the Middle East. A sacrifice for the Hebraic people.

Perhaps, in the end, Carl Jung was right. Perhaps the parallels were due to the work of the Collective Unconcious, and the human psyche's ability to create elements that are similar between cultures around the world.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Real Illuminati Finally Speaks Up


Alright, I know what you're thinking... Scams aside, this week I stumbled upon the official website of the Illuminati. How do I know this, you might ask? If you haven't already watched their video, you should. Just like the website, all it took was a couple of minutes looking at the pristine, minimalist graphics before I was sold--this website wasn't made by a loser in his mom's basement (me), no this website was made by a professional. Someone who wanted to market it; someone who was more than just a conspiracy theorist.


click here to see the website

Unlike the widely misconceived notion that the Illuminati is a totalitarian regime, this organization is very supportive and encouraging of its followers to think freely and to strive to achieve their true potential. The organization either has one of two different agendas depending on its authenticity: It either wants to expose you to the Light, and reach out from the shadows of antiquity to bring publicity and awareness to its existence, or it wants to sell you something. Either way, I was convinced to subscribe to their emails, and apply for membership.

Upon subscribing, the first couple of emails were like that of most subscription-based websites. Asking you to follow their other profiles on varying social media sites, which I did. The latest email, however, was one that was a bit more inconspicuous. It was an in-depth analysis into the nature of fear, and it ended with an encouraging message and an invitation to purchase a "talisman," or necklace featuring their infamous logo out of sheer support. 

What's interesting enough about this organization is that they claim they don't profit from the purchases--it all goes to their "manufacturing partner." Couple this with the fact that their website features no ads and has a flawless design--right down to their videos, and you have a rather fishy situation. If this isn't the infamous Illuminati of old, where the heck are they getting the money to fund such an operation? Upon tracing the domain, I came to discover that it was hosted by Tucows, a popular web hosting service. Not to mention that it seems to have been set up with Wordpress. Other than that, I was unable to find any information about the webmaster...

Because there is none.

But this just doesn't add up... One would think such a pristine website must have an ulterior motive, as this would be the perfect front to market something to the masses. Or, if they truly are the Illuminati, money wouldn't be an issue. To which I say, well played. Nonetheless, I can't help but think about the Egyptian Eye of Horus, and it's connection to its owner, the sun god, Horus. I also can't help to think about the significance of the color red, and how it obviously symbolizes dawn, or the beginning of a new age; one that could be for the Illuminati, or for mankind, or both. Something strange is going on.

Nevertheless, how does one discern the Light from the darkness that is deceit? What are the steps one must take in order to scale their pyramid? I'm sure it is an answer that we will come to understand in time as the mystery unfolds. For at dawn, it is dim. Only when the sun rises, can Truth be revealed. Is this the nature of the Illuminati agenda, to enlighten those left in the dark? Or could it be more sinister? Only time will tell; as we look towards the stars for the answers once more. Funny thing is, these particular "stars" might be the ones who exist in Hollywood; if anyone is familiar with The Purge's fake website that tricked many a stumbler. Either way, something big is about to unfold, and it's either going to make a change in your life, or your wallet.

After all...


They are always watching out for you 

video: The Illuminati


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Discovering Our Purpose


What is our purpose? Some would say it is to endlessly procreate as other animals seem to do. Some would say our purpose is innately our own and thus, it is for us to decide. Others would say we have no purpose. While these are fundamentally true, there is really only two universal truths that surrounds all living things.

We live, and then we die.

Yet, technically, there is no death; only metamorphosis. When we die, we decompose. Our bones carbonize which is a natural, organic fertilizer. A small seed takes root and out grows a new plant. This plant feeds off of our dispersed energy, as well the air we breath. It is a perfect, symbiotic relationship. It is biology.

But there is something so much more beautiful about this purpose than what a mere first glance can deliver. And that is the nature of sacrifice. Giving one's life for the life of another; the epitome of all that is good. We can observe selfless tendencies that are central to most religions, even older ones. Think twice before you incinerate that ant with your magnifying glass; Jainist monks use special brushes to gently move the insects out of the way to avoid killing them. Although this may seem almost humorous to some, this is perhaps sacrifice at it's most fundamental level. Sacrificing the freedom to step on insects out of selfless and mutual respect for life. Energy is constant, so the energy that keeps us alive has to go somewhere--it might as well help something else come into existence.

A friend once told me how we are like flowers:

It takes time for the flower to grow, then to start budding, then to begin blooming. After it blooms, it lasts for some time and then gradually begins to wither away. It wrinkles and pedals begin to fall off, indicating that death is soon to take its place of beauty. And then, it dies. That is how we are:

Beautiful, fleeting lives who live how we each live for a short amount of time and then die.

But the incredible thing about a flower is the scent. Even after death, the scent still remains. 

What scent will you leave? One that brings joy to others, or one that others choose to avoid? In the end, perhaps we are no different than that small seed which took our place in the ground. Our purpose: to grow, and spread our beauty through billions of shapes and colors. To live, to learn, and to contribute to each others' existence.

Friday, August 29, 2014

What Is Heaven Like?

 

Heaven is one of those things that unifies most religions and cultures. Afterlife is a theoretical concept, but one that is worth visiting, nonetheless. Unfortunately, there currently exists no means of proving the existence of Heaven, other than near-death experiences or so-called visions and religious prophecies. But what can science tell us about Heaven?

We will begin with the topic of Color. Why is heaven usually depicted as white? It may be because we think of heaven as the opposite of corruption and therefore, void of dirt, disease and sickness. However, the more probable conclusion derives from Heaven's infinite nature; that being it is composed of pure energy. This would explain common qualities like brightness, warmth and light. 


1. Heaven is every sensation

Yet, perhaps our eyes are incapable of seeing the vast array of colors? Perhaps there are more dimensions to hues and shades, where colors can form shapes or even sounds? The colors might be an infinite series of sensations, all experienced at once. It is no mystery that all the colors form white as well as black. Yet, it would only make sense that no darkness could exist in a place where raw energy runs rampant.

From a theoretical perspective of quantum physics, Heaven may be nothing more than an ethereal plane of existence--one that is of higher vibrational levels than our own. This would explain the inability to see any combination of colors with the human eye. 

Wouldn't this be a beautiful prospect? Perhaps our plane of existence is a lower plane's "Heaven." Energy is in constant motion--it accelerates and perhaps it even evolves. This may eventually transfer across various vibrational levels or dimensions if they exist. Considering that we live in a three-dimensional world, it wouldn't be far fetched to assume other dimensions hold other possible colors.

So, the colors of Heaven depend on what light sources are present, what objects there are for light to reflect and the amount of cone cells our eyes will possess when we reach such a magnificent place. Colors may mean something to be completely different, but one could only assume other senses would be involved.

What objects could we see in Heaven? There is, unfortunately, no scientific way to deduce an accurate answer. It would depend on whether or not Heaven was true in accordance to religious texts. Otherwise, I would assume it would look and act similar to a dreamscape.

That is, it would change and shift solely on the perception of the viewer. There is no scientific reasoning behind this, other than the way the subconscious mind works during sleep. This would also depend on the merging of science and the paranormal--in regards to the existence of a soul, or disembodied spirit. There are simply far too many near-death experiences to discount them all.


2. Heaven is paradoxical

Divinity aside, sensory-based contradictions might exist. At least, contradictions when compared to our universe. Consider our three dimensional world where angles, shading and depth matter. Now consider something truly impossible, like the Penrose Triangle:


This early depiction of an optical illusion demonstrates how three simple shades can depict an impossible object. Perhaps it is shapes like this which build the very foundation for Heaven? Perhaps, if you could walk on it, which direction you choose to walk could simply be a matter of perspective? Either way, this would correlate with my analysis of Heavenly colors.

The ability to determine what we see, combined with the infinite possibilities we are capable of, and the infinite sensations we may witness leads me to think that there may be an even greater possibility.


3. Heaven is creation

If there exists a god, an he is a creator, wouldn't it be wonderful if Heaven is our infinite canvas through which we can paint whatever we can think of? Even without God, a pure universe composed of energy--imagine how this energy could be manipulated! The outcome could only be compared to a Lucid Dream. Even then, Lucid Dreams aren't reality, but that's for a another post.

But what's the point of creating if there is no one there to witness it? Nothing to give you pride in your creations? There is no reason to believe that you would be alone. As a matter of fact, all of us--all that lives, would be one in the same. We would be one body, and one mind. This is the way energy works.


4. Heaven is every living thing

When an idea is born into the world, it manifests in the form of energy, and then into a thought. Perhaps, it is this energy that accumulates and builds creativity. Whenever someone dies, perhaps they move on and join the Collective Soul, so that they can contribute their own creativity to the infinite canvas. Maybe this canvas is merely the beginnings of a new universe...

Maybe the Collective Soul bursts with creativity and creates planets and stars, galaxies and nebulae. Even life. Even you.


5. Heaven is you

Every puzzle piece is different, yet, every piece contributes to the whole by giving exactly what it is supposed to give: the perfect shape to fill the gap. Alas, once all pieces combine into one, it becomes a work of art! In the same way, you were created to create. You were created to give to the new Universe exactly what you were created to give. In this way, you are unique. You are essential. Without you, the masterpiece cannot be developed.

So how do you play a part in this puzzle? How can you create a four-dimensional shape? Build the foundation for life? Solve world hunger? Love your neighbor?


The answer?



When you look up to the stars, part of you looks within.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Six Infinite Traits of God


If God[1] exists, what standards must he/she follow? One might one think that God doesn't have to follow standards- the fact that he/she is God means he/she can do anything, right? Perhaps. Regardless, this pertains to a god that has chosen to act within the realms of the system of which he/she has created. These Gods don't bend the rules, but break them in order to achieve their goals. These Gods are emotional, interpersonal and incapable of creating a contradiction. But then, perhaps, in order to be within the system that you have created- you must first have to have been outside of it? Maybe. Regardless, here are my six points that a deity must follow in order to be considered "God:"



1. If God is All Powerful and All Loving:


a. He would be able to shape the future of mankind in a way that everyone would have an equal chance for Heaven.

b. There would be no need to rely on Him to save them, as he would be both powerful and loving enough to forgive/protect/save them even after they die.

c. He wouldn't necessarily have to reveal himself, but his existence would become apparent as we grow closer to death.

d. Free Will would exist, although God would always forgive and save his children regardless of their choices.




2. If God is All Powerful and Neutral:


a. He would be able to shape the future to his bidding; he would prefer certain people over others. A chance to get into heaven relies solely on his ability to choose.

b. If God was neutral, the need to singularly rely on him as the only way into heaven would be inherently evil (among other things).

c. If he was neutral, his potential to become corrupt would manifest itself in his emotional responses to mankind's behavior.

d. Free Will could exist, if God so chooses it to.




3. If God is All Powerful and Evil:


a. The future would only exist if God willed it; he would initially hate everyone and everything. Heaven would not exist.

b. If God was evil, there would be no heaven. His destructive qualities would insure mankind's downfall.

c. He does what he wants when he wants. His corruption would hold no bounds.

d. Free Will would not exist, unless it existed as a means for control (e.g. false hope, delusion).




4. If God is Impotent and All Loving:


a. He wouldn't be able to control your life- but at least he would try to love you unconditionally.

b. Heaven wouldn't exist unless it was in the form of an illusion; it wouldn't be much different then waking life. He would try his best though!He may or may not exist. It depends on the circumstances.c. He is an emotional being who acts on selfless instinct

d. CONTRADICTION: God would be human, thus making him no longer God. As a finite being, he would be susceptible to corruption. His ability to love would be rendered conditional.




5. If God is Impotent and Neutral:


a. He wouldn't be able to control your life- he might like you if you make a good impression.

b. What is heaven? He wouldn't even know. He would just speculate its existence.

c. He may or may not exist. It depends on the circumstances.

d. He is an emotional being who acts on opportunist instinct.

e. CONTRADICTION: God would be human, thus making him no longer God. As a finite being, he would be susceptible to corruption. His emotions and choices would shape his actions.




6. If God is Impotent and Evil:


a. He wouldn't be able to control your life, but he would certainly try. He will always hate you.

b. He would care less about heaven. His desires would exist only in the present.

c. He may or may not exist. It depends on the circumstances.

d. He is an emotional being who acts on selfish instinct.

e. CONTRADICTION: God would be human, thus making him no longer God. As a finite being, he would be susceptible to corruption. His emotions and choices would shape his actions.



So whether or not God exists, perhaps we should just live our life in a way that we can leave a positive legacy to others. If a loving God exists, he/she would celebrate you. If a hateful God exists, the very existence of your life would be a rightful act of rebellion. If you choose to believe in God, choose to believe in hope. Hope for yourself, hope for humanity, hope for the universe.





[1] The pinnacle of an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient deity.