470. The Matrix - Introduction
a plethora of procedures and processes exists to handle specific ailments, shortcomings,
and oddities of the phenomena called mind, body, spirit, and soul, a truly comprehensive
overview has not been published
in current times.
Of course, countless efforts to sell a complete bridge to freedom can be encountered at any corner of the spiritual marketplace. Some of them do have some paths that work for quite some people, achieving temporary exalted states or 'key-outs'. Sooner or later their adepts will invariably crash, however.
The reason for this lies in the circumstance that this Universe unfolded as a multidimensional MATRIX and ONE shortcut path to 'outtahere' will result in a stressing of the matrix on the other paths of its grid. This stress WILL pull the Being back sooner or later.
Gotamo Siddharto, known as the 'Buddha', recognized this and proposed the 'Noble Eightfold Path', explaining carefully that all eight (8!) areas have to be developed at the SAME TIME.
His detailed descriptions of these eight parts of the comprehensive path have not found entrance into the Pali Canon (these scriptures were compiled after his physical death and against his explicit will).
From its rough descriptions, however, we shall see later how they fit into the 'matrix' as it will be proposed in the following.
There are several historical approaches to the 'matrix'. Best known perhaps is the I-Ching matrix, consisting of an 8 by 8 code, resulting in 64 elements. While the I-Ching can serve as a grid to explain many properties and consequential phenomena in nature and human life, the grid is so abstract that its usage is severely limited.
Another ancient approach has been preserved as the 'Code of Tzolkin' of the Maya civilization and has a 13 by 20 code resulting in 260 elements.
Unfortunately, the brutal cultural extinctions and the genocides that were initiated by the Roman Catholic Church have practically not left any of its interpretations for modern time.
of the rare exceptions is the 'Mayan Calendar'. This calendar is starting an
entire new cycle of 5,200 years as the manifestation of the matrix
as a sequence of universal base energies on December 23rd, 2012 at 11am PST.
By far the most details about the matrix have been orally transmitted in the philosophy-religion called 'Ifa'. The Ifa mapping features a 16 by 16 matrix and the intrinsic relationships have been orally preserved in an estimated 4,000+ (fourthousand! plus) stories and poems.
Even though the depth of these teachings exceeds the scope of this 'Purple Notebook On How To Escape from this Universe', and even though most of its teachings have been traditionally kept secret, we will use this mapping of the matrix as an introduction and the initial overview.
The motivation in this context will be to depict the matrix as a roadmap for processing. No justifications for the system itself will be presented.
To reiterate: every single one of the 256 paths in this matrix can be taken as an 'escape route' by designing the appropriate process. There is no 'one-and-only' way to achieve this. However, in order to avoid being pulled in by any of the other 255 elements in the matrix, it is necessary to know how to approach them.
Here is a rough map:
From an abstract UNITY, the Universe unfolds
into a mirrored duality. The duality itself is
known as Yin and Yang (Chinese), tamas and
rajas in Indian philosophy.
In the traditional graphical representation of
the unity or TAO, these mirror points are the
little dots in both sides.
These four manifestations are the 'basic fractal'
in the Universe. All other manifestations are
instantiations of this four-fold fractal.
As a consequence, the next level of unfolding leads
to a 4x4 matrix with 16 elements, and the next
unfolding level yields 16x16=256 elements.
These three unfoldings describe a three-dimensional
Universe PLUS a mirror Universe.
'Time', in this perspective, is an artificial construct of the human mind with the purpose of describing the pulse in which changes can occur in the matrix. It could also called the 'base frequency' and is a phenomenon WITHIN this world, thus not an explicit dimension as such. Consequently, 'time' as a manifestation in this Universe, is but one of the 256 elements of its matrix.
Since all elements are mirrored, one can collapse the level of 16 to a level of 8 if one keeps in mind that every element has a mirror. This is the secret of the I-Ching. This implied property makes it nearly impossible to use the I-Ching correctly unless one knows about it AND one has the mental power to always stay aware of the appropriate mirror elements.
The 260 elements of the Code of Tzolkin are NOT the 256 elements of Ifa at the threedimensional level with the addition of the basic fractal with 4 elements. However, the 13x20 mapping can be derived from the Ifa system in a specific way that would be outside the scope of this series.
Now, the BASIC, FUNDAMENTAL mistake of the vast majority of philosophers, past and present, is to ignore the 'mirror', or, in other words the 'fractal structure' of this Universe.
The manifestation of the matrix unfolds in ALL four parts of its basic 'strange attractor' (a name coined in Chaos Theory).
As the most dramatic example of our times, the New Ager's frantic thirst for the 'Light' is INVARIABLY INVOKING DARKNESS. If the 'other side of the coin' is disregarded or pushed away, it will persist and it will be only a matter of time until this other side will manifest.
Any society with a sufficient number of people that is 'blinded by the light' WILL self-destruct in time or invite its destruction by outer forces.
A dramatic example of this process can be seen in ALL countries that harbored the philosophy of 'Modern Buddhism' for a sufficiently long time. The original teachings of Gotamo Siddharto were mutated and mutilated early on into propositions diametrally opposed to Gotamo's original ones with the horrendous result of brutal destruction of its own adepts, their families, and their countries to the point of annihilation, a process that Gotamo himself predicted, according to the Pali Canon.
On the other hand, true Shamans of ancient and new times, such as Rowland Barkley (tranceform.org), for example, are USING the four-fold fractal kernel deliberately in order to awake people in a fast and efficient way.
The core fractal, or the "Level of Four" as labeled by Ed Dawson (censorthis.com/ouran/ghosthome.html) is mirroring into a four-foldedness consisting of 16 elements which thus form the 8 most basic polarity pairs in this Universe.
this mini-series within the 'Purple Notebook On How To Escape from This Universe',
we will see the reconstruction of an "Eightfold Path" and explore
the various ways of processing to thus rediscover the famous 'Middle Path'.
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