Adam Blatner, Imagination-ologist
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(This is Issue
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What’s It All About?
Well may you ask. Human minds are limited. Even when they’ll have
evolved significantly (if we don’t extinct ourself—yes, let’s use
word extinct as a verb!), we’ll still be limited. Alas for dreams
grasping the whole and understanding it. I may allow for the idea
some few people get vivid enough glimpses of the Big Picture—and
them, these are profoundly mystical experiences. Maybe they do see
All" (also known as God, the Ground of Being, The Greater
Existence, Tao, Brahman, and by innumerable other names), or maybe
see just a part but from their tiny minds, even this glimpse seems
them like the All. I don’t know.
But I do know this: I have been
vouchsafed a mind that perceives through a glass, darkly, but
little bits of light (if I press my nose up against the glass),
what I see is that you can
things from a lot of angles!
First, to the right, what is known as the "Big Bang" in
matter/time/space/energy is from a trans-dimensional perspective
emanation of unity that in certain senses seesms todivide int
a bunch, and as it emerges it takes on more forms! In a
cosmos, the same situation can be viewed in different ways. For
example, take, well, us. Here on the left is a picture of our
stylized, condensed, cartoon-ified. But this same world is
holographic—as a whole or in part—even tiny itsy bitsy
patterns can be discerned, each illustrating its own principles.
The key is that your expectation, your imagery, your
unconscious symbols are both created by you and chorded with the
symbols of the cosmic archetypes.
To the right are five views of the cosmos or some local sector
|Noticing its glistening sparks reflected
|... a "badge" of honor, a radiant "flower"
|... an unstable balancing act trying to
its center of gravity
|...progressive orbitals, rich with
| ... a moment's stability in
space doesn't follow the same rules at a transdimensional level...
Within this realm there are other forms evolving and devolving,
at form itself, symmetry, dynamic pulsing:
| Pulse 1
| Pulse 2
| Elaboration 1
| Elaboration 2
| Matrix 1
| Matrix 2
At the trans- dimensional level, forms flicker in and out of
gathering psychic energy that may or may not find expression in
inspired art, dance, music. I am showing the visual form here, but
that these forms also represent musical chords and melodies, and
in minds images of more complex environments, smells,
feelings of movement.
We see on the left three variations: Pulses, elaborations, and
matrices. These filter and channel chaos at the interface of mind
transcendental realms of activity. At another level, as shown on
right, simulatneously, other pre-form wombs seek coherence:
Thus, the emergence from chaos is elegant, though yet a mystery.
Huston Smith noted, a mystery is a category of phenomena that, the
you learn about it, the more further questions open up!)
There are moments of the illusion of “getting it,” its order seems
come clear; and other moments of just noticing its glistening
flashing occasionally into brilliance.
Ultimately, you may be led into realizing that “it” is also you,
you are to varying degrees doing “it,” co-creating the “out there”
seems to be happening to you. This is uncomfortable, because you
know how you do this. Much of this creative process is unconscious
it could be fairly said that it is not “you” that is doing this,
Freud talked about the id, superego, and ego. Let’s add the
the beyond-I. In a way, this overlaps with id, which is often
as rather primitive. Parts of it are, but other parts—dare to
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
that is at times divided, even dissociated, and at other moments,
other levels, at the same moment, non-divided. (Alfred Adler made
point, trying to counter the way patients of the Freudians saw
themselves as the helpless playground of conflicting sub-parts. We
can choose to ally with a guiding ideal and take increasing
responsibility to move in this direction—thus Adler called his
not psycho-analysis, but rather individual (not-divided)
Returning to metaphysics. On the left is a key expression of
typical emergent phenomenon, drawn diagramatically. It's not easy
capture these in vision---but easier than trying to describe these
words. They are building blocks of our existence.
On the near right is the movement of this through pre-time-space,
the far right is its elevation and beginning elaboration as it
We'll end with a contemplation about how such a development may
(looking for the right words to use here) And finally come
harmony in what I call the "star of the heart," a sub-type of what
geometry and electronics is a "lissajou curve"
In summary, I have been informed by my higher ups that many may
understand the aforementioned, but some will allow it to play in
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 inspiration.