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The Vortex of Knowing


Optimal Experience Chart
This chart is in essence the same as the "Map of Consciousness" chart that is seen in the essay Dreams and Dreaming, the only difference being that this one is curved... like a pendulum (if rotated 135 degrees clockwise!). Take a long look at this chart. Where are you on this arc of consciousness? Stuck in the fantasy, out of touch with reality? Stuck in the reality, with no imagination? Formerly stuck in the reality and now stuck in the fantasy? Or bringing both sides together as one? Does one hand wash the other? Or are you at war with the hate you have been taught to have for one half of yourself, and everyone not like you? Is that what tarot is meant to be, a sanctuary for lopsided thinking that shuts out half of life? The path from C to B is the path of "sobering up" mentioned in the essay Imagine a Reason to Believe. The path from D to B is the path of "letting go" or relaxing, mentioned in the essay Dreams and Dreaming. Lots of people find themselves stuck to the Reckoning side of this diagram, and view enlightenment as a path leading to the other extreme on the Imagining side - where they proceed to get just a stuck. The theory being presented here is to suggest that true enlightenment comes from the merging of both sides in a delicate balance of influence. That's why this study of consciousness doesn't call this heightened awareness enlightenment but engrayment!


Cosmic Wheels Record Player Diagram
Here is a diagram to illustrate this idea of straightforward record player needle and subtle record groove coming together to make the beautiful music of the spheres. Is that record groove the Akashic Record groove?


Vortex of Knowing
Ultimately, every thing can be reduced to a pattern... and every pattern elevated to a thing. This diagram shows many important things. Take some time and study it well. The text shows us things and entities of shape. The drawing shows us patterns and relationships of meaning. It would be hard to understand one without the other. One is only master to a slave by virtue of how we enter what is ultimately an endless loop of reciprocity. The only way to really know anything about anything is to listen with BOTH ears!!

 


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