Cosmography. Conjuring a maximal presence
On occasion we strain for a glimpse of eternity. What can we hope to see, enshrouded as we are in time? What can we make of the reports of the philosophers and mystics? We are children of eternity, though modern science and skepticism seem determined to question our birthright. What does the mind’s eye see?
Can there be more than one cosmos? Science says yes, philosophers and mystics say no. An objectified world will always be disparate. A subjective world is much less easily delineated. Mind space is amorphous and porous. Philosophers, mystics and poets scoff at the notion of minds contained by skulls. Neuroscience is a wonderful way to pass time, but it may not bring us to the heart of the matter. If we partake of a cosmic mind, there can be no way to partition that mind in any objective or absolute sense. The only partitions would be mental.
It is difficult not to imagine an evolving cosmos. One imagines a ‘quantum’ chaos of virtual experience sublimating and crystallizing into coherence. This is at the expense of potentiality and modality. On reflection, it is even harder to suppose that there is not a maximal potency of the cosmic mind that includes and transcends all experience of time. Is this not closer to the consensus of wisdom?
The maximal potency is maximal presence. Our paltry experience is primarily of absence, we being granted only as much presence as we can assimilate. Maximal presence is a balance of the primordial centripetal and centrifugal forces of the psyche. These forces manifest in multifarious fashion.
History is where the action is. We inhabit the Mainline. History seems a repository of redundancy, but that is the extent of it. The above considerations strongly imply that History is singular to the singular Mind. We are not an experiment. We are an about to be finished crucial component, speaking ‘sub specie aeternitas.’ Otherwise we are deprived of meaning and presence. The structure of history is delineated by AXO, ‘X’ being the Crux of the matter.
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