Adam Blatner, Imagination-ologist
(March 22, 2012) Related webpage
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Revelation of the Doodle-Bug
This is the icon and text on the upper right. The Doodle-bug is a
cute name for an otherwise so-overpowering, awe-inspiring,
powerful spirit force that we would be terrified to the point of
mindless babbling were we confronted with it. It's not
particularly hostile to us, but... well, how shall I put it? There
are forces right now on our planet that are in fact quite
indifferent to the life on its surface. The tectonic shifts of its
continental masses, the gradual movement of the magnetic poles,
these are more like the restlessness you have when you turn over
in your sleep. Nothing personal, but for the tiny bacteria on your
skin surface, a shower, say, is beyond a holocaust. There are some
areas of the universe where whole planets are cooked in the
radiation of a nearby (well, too darn near) supernova. Nothing
personal, just the truly awesome power of, uh, powers far greater
than yourselves. So shrink it down to a little bug that you could
and sometimes perhaps do squash without thinking. That should
Human concepts of truth need to catch up with the idea that there
are billions of galaxies and even statistically if life was only
one in a billion (and it's a lot more than that, sorry), what then
for our species-centrism. For example, on the planet Zork (which
is just the onomatopoeic sort of sound made by the beings there to
refer to their world..
... the most sentient species has
four "eyes" or electromagnetic wave transducers, and so they
project this archetypally on the the Divine Plan and imagine
that their "god" quadrupled, not divided. Their equivalent of
the Tao enjoys four (count them! 4!) permutations and the
variables are thus multiplied and projected onto essence. Worth
noting are the permutations that this quadernity offers: Hints
of the further multiplication are shown, buddings, divisions, an
embracing of the diversification principle that one sees among
early life forms on Earth, too.
I've been informed---vouchsafed, actually---that there is a
diagram to explain all this.
The key the cosmic archetypes.
To the righmmetry, dynamic pulsing:
|Noticing its glistening sparks reflected
off the water...
|... a "badge" of honor, a radiant "flower"
for your lapel..
|... an unstable balancing act trying to
find its center of gravity
|...progressive orbitals, rich with
| ... a moment's stability in
| Pulse 1
| Pulse 2
| Elaboration 1
| Elaboration 2
| Matrix 1
| Matrix 2
At the trans- dimensional level, forms flicker in and out of
existence, gathering psychic energy that may or may not find
expressiononments, smells, architecture, and feelings of movement.
We see on the left three variations: Pulses, elaborations, and
matrices. These filter and channel chaos at the interface of mind
and transcendental realms of activity. At another level, as shown
on the right, simulatneously, other pre-form wombs seek coherence:
Thus, the emergence from chaos is elegant, though yet a mystery.
(As Huston Smith noted, a mystery is a category of phenomena that,
the more you learn about it, the more further questions open up!)
There are moments of the illusion of “getting it,” its order seems
to come clear; and other moments of just noticing its glistening
sparks, flashing occasionally into brilliance.
Ultimately, you may be led into realizing that “it” is also you,
and you are to varying degrees doing “it,” co-creating the “out
there” that seems to be happening to you. This is uncomfortable,
because you don’t know how you do this. Much of this creative
process is unconscious and it could be fairly said that it is not
“you” that is doing this, but the beyond-you.
Freud talked about the id, superego, and ego. Let’s add the
meta-ego, the beyond-I. In a way, this overlaps with id, which is
often imagined as rather primitive. Parts of it are, but other
parts—dare to consider this—may overlap with what some mystics
call “higher wisdom.” And anyway, these components of the psyche
are just hypothesized constructs—if they exist, they do so as
dynamics without clear boundaries, as abstract processes of
unimaginable complexity, in a mind that is at times divided, even
dissociated, and at other moments, or at other levels, at the same
moment, non-divided. (Alfred Adler made this point, trying to
counter the way patients of the Freudians saw themselves as the
helpless playground of conflicting sub-parts. We also can choose
to ally with a guiding ideal and take increasing responsibility to
move in this direction—thus Adler called his theory, not
psycho-analysis, but rather individual (not-divided) psychology.)
Returning to metaphysics. On the left is a key expression of
a typical emergent phenomenon, drawn diagramatically. It's not
easy to capture these in vision---but easier than trying to
describe these by words. They are building blocks of our
On the near right is the movement of this through pre-time-space,
on the far right is its elevation and beginning elaboration as it
becomes more manifest.
We'll end with a contemplation about how such a development may
blossom (looking for the right words to use here) And
finally come to harmony in what I call the "star of the heart," a
sub-type of what in geometry and electronics is a "lissajou curve"
In summary, I have been informed by my higher ups that many may
not understand the aforementioned, but some will allow it to play
in their minds as does an oracle. What matters is not so much a
"correct" understanding as the evocation of deeper currents of
imagination, activation of the muses, giving juice to the axis of