(July 24, 2013)
Here's a clue to
understanding trans-dimensional mandalas: The problem with
dimensionality is that humans are not only egocentric and
ethnocentric, but they believe that they are the only intelligent
beings in the universe (ha!); some even believe they're the only
life-form in a cosmos of hundreds of billions of galaxies (ha
ha!); and many believe that the observable universe is the only
universe (ha ha ha!) in spite of all the evidence of dark matter,
dark energy, and so forth (rolling on the floor laughing). Well,
we'll cut you some slack here. Many intelligent beings in the
cosmos have not accepted the intense presence of as many realities
that are not physical (three-dimensional, one dimension of
forward-moving time, suffused with matter evolving). The key of
course is mind, which opens up all this discussion to the idea
that there are innumerable universes opening up within and among
and as an intimate part of the events of your observed,
experienced by your sense organs, objective world. But there are
many among you, psychics, inutitives, mystics, and many others who
are open to varying degrees. (Most of you are open a little, at
least, but you have no idea how to think about what is considered
So to begin with, you imagine it to be a vertical hierarchy, which
in certain small ways is kind of true, as far as it goes... but
pictured on the left, alternative spatial representations also
apply. The outside circles represent more encompassing realities
impinging on the concentric circles on the plane, which is your
three-dimensional reality embedded in 4 dimensions embedded in a
more encompassing 5th dimensional mode of existence. (I was going
to say "realm" but that might have been misleading as to the kinds
of dynamics that operate there---quite inconceivable to you. I can
only try to translate. Anyway, the relation of each dimension to
the dimension above has a bit of the quality of the relationship
of a drawing on a sheet of paper in your world to the greatness of
the surrounding world. Point is to gape with wonder. That's it.
But it's more than mere dimensions, folks. That's for the dry
realm of mathematics. These realms, worlds, are chock full of
psychically alive beings, elves, sprites, whatever you call them.
You access awareness of their presence because consciousness
transcends spatial dimensions. You just don't know how to process
these glimpses. "I had the strangest dream."
The inner circles on this diagram to the right represent more
"essential" realities embedded deep within each event, and the
outer circles offer contexts for appreciating those determinants.
Of course it's complicated. Did you doubt that the cosmos is as
complicated as it is vast?
Traditionalists project their own simple-mindedness of the cosmos:
Okay, I'll grant there's a king, sort of. And he rules like a
chieftain, only more widely. Right? Wrong! It doesn't do justice
to the everything becoming. It doesn't do justice to the power of
humans as co-creators. It's as complex as the relations among the
enzymes in your cells, or the relationships of the cells and
tissues in your body. More so! It is truly inconceivable, for
human minds. Some few who recognize this use the term "apophatic"
to describe the knowledge that one doesn't know, and can never
know; nor does anyone else know. Probably no sentient being
however intelligent really "knows" the greater wholeness in all
its grand complexity. That's apophatic for you.
There's a whole lot going on that your species hasn't known about.
It's time you knew. In the last few centuries you've learned that
there are other worlds that have moons, that there is a galaxy and
the sun and all the planets---previously known as the
universe---is but one among billions of others in this galaxy. And
in the last century you've learned there are billions of galaxies
out there, and innumerable germs and atoms in there, and
complexities also operate at the astronomical and microscopic
level. You're just beginning. There are levels upon levels of
these mysteries that you're only beginning to be unraveled, other
mysteries you have jut begun to explore.
It helps to get a message that all these are "inhabited." It's
been a blow to your egocentricity to learn that mommy has a life
apart from you, and there are other neighborhoods, schools,
tribes, nations, and they are different from what everyone knows
it the way it is and should be. This expansion of the circle of
caring goes on and on, beyond humanity. It's time you began to
think that. Science fiction may be opening minds more than any
preachers. Fantasy writers open minds into other dimensions.
Serious physicists and psychologists are daring to wonder. (Few
are courageous enough to do much more.)
But there it is, here it is, right in your very own mind.