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Monday, October 15, 2018

motion and thought

Been thinking more about time. Ultimately it is motion. It is the vibration of the eternal song, the Great Goddess, that creates the perception of a past as we hear the echoes of her song trailing into the distance. From this we can then project and create a future. It's a human thing. The future is hardly a sure thing but just something humans can curiously construct from available data. Why is the concept of time slippery and why will the eternal song forever remain a mystery? It is because we wish to objectify all and the mystery is not solid, it is change, and therefore the antithesis to objectification. Just when we think we can grasp it, it slips away, just like the serpent. This illuminates the Hindu concept of maya as illusion, in that all objects are illusions and by that it is meant they are transitory. Nothing lasts. The only constant is a lack of permanence. We recognize this, call this time, and see a world in constant flux. It is a dose of acceptance that we need. Embrace the music she creates and the now moment in which the song of creation eternally comes forth.

In the world of objects we have created for ourselves, we need time. We cling to a belief in permanence, and in order to continue the charade we need the conception of time. An object has to live in a dimension that includes time. What happens if the idea of objects is smashed? Everything becomes a no thing; instead what we have are vibrations cresting and falling. When we think about the past we understand that the movement of the wave creates events that can be construed as being part of a timeline. Two necessary ingredients for the conception of time are therefore movement and thought.

The ancient art of astrology is given new life once you realize nothing lasts. The occult practice is revealed as a way the ancients, desperate for a way to capture the moment, devised a scheme where a snapshot of the universe could be recorded with the expectation that the wheel of fortune would eventually revisit this same setup. It was as good as they could come up with knowing that when the wheel returned the body will have aged, the river will have changed, and this truth was captured by the Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus who explained "No man ever steps in the same river twice." However there was the expectation that the universe when arranged in a specific pattern would repeat the actions and events that previously transpired under such a set up, Heraclitus be damned.

The lessons of cyclical time inspired by horoscopy add insight to the quest for understanding the eternal song. The tune goes on forever but if you listen closely you can detect the familiar rhythms, pulses, riffs, and the backbeat that give us a feeling of familiarity with the rhythmic cycles of creation's daughter.

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