Separation -- part 2
There is and can be only one cosmos, only one totality. This is the totality of everything that has existed and can exist. No two things can be absolutely disconnected from each other. Whatever it is that might separate them also connects them. The ultimate boundary of reality is the void which is a non-thing or nothing. There is only one void because there is nothing to distinguish one void from any other void.
The possibility of separate realities existing within the void is granting to the void the dimensional properties of space or time which is simply not the case. This does not preclude there being locally isolated worlds, such as our own, but our isolation is not nearly as great as the astronomers and NASA would have us believe.
One might wonder why there should exist anything besides just the void. There is no reason to postulate a law against existence. Anything that can happen will happen. The most primitive form of existence is raw experience, some of which is self-organizing, into all conceivable systems, particularly into subjects and objects. The original objects being just other subjects.
The logic of experience has no existence independent of the requirements of experiencers. Logic and meaning become interdependent concepts in an idealist cosmology. In this context logic becomes subservient to meaning. Meaning necessitates consistency of experience. A related need is for there to appear to be a natural background for experience. This enables the experiencers to have a level playing field, otherwise, with any obvious artifice there would be an overshadowing by the artificer which would inhibit the subjects from serving as independent microcosms.
The natural backdrop of the world allows each of us to play the role of artificer. Naturalness implies a physics which then implies a robust functioning of logic. The actual source of the logic is not so clear. Could it depend solely on the collective consciousness, or does it require a more direct input from the cosmic intelligence?
As part of the ordering that structures the chaos of inchoate, virtual experience into a cosmos, there would be a compartmentalization of subjective intelligence on both the microcosmic and cosmic scales. This suggests something like polytheism, with each intelligence having a principal sphere of influence. Such a cosmos is represented by the symbol of the Tao, and the adaptations to it which I have drawn. The yin-yang dualism of the Tao is thereby added to a polytheist cosmos in the form of polyandry, with the total matrix taking on the ‘feminine’ characteristic. This would only somewhat modify the Christian trinity. Our world then is presided over by the christ principle which is the progeny of the father and the matrix or mary principle. The christ event and human history that it represents is thus a convolution of both yin and yang.
The point is, finally, that our history is predominantly a mixture of the matrix and one of the ‘male’ intelligences. In the creation phase of our world, which would have taken place some ten thousand years before now, there was a collection of tribes. The origins of these tribes might be indicated by their matriarchal or patriarchal lineage. Further distinctions between the tribal archetypes would indicate a formative input from each of the various other cosmic intelligences. Please keep in mind that the terminology of gender being used here should not imply any sort of cosmic sexism, just as the tribal distinctions do not imply a cosmic racism.
What I am suggesting is that the human population was originally constituted as an amalgam of ‘sky’ people and ‘earth’ people according to their respective mythic origins. The eschaton will see the reemergence of a similar polarization of the population, with the lineages actually reversed, in keeping with the recycling dynamic. The original sky people will become the denizens of a new Earth, and vice versa. The new polarization will not respect any existing distinctions of race, gender, or even geography
Working out the logistics of separation will preoccupy us for the next generation or two. It could happen faster, but we don't want it to be too fast. To be successful this separation must be undertaken willingly by all participants on both sides. Actual 'physical' separation would be the last step of this process.
The space program was a crude forerunner of separation, with the astronauts representing the new sky people. That was as far as one could go with conventional technology. With our gestalt switch to immaterialism, technology will take on a whole new identity, becoming a magical manipulation of reality. Instead of high tech and low tech, there would be the magic of artifice and the magic of nature as exercized by the sky people and earth people respectively.