by Iona Miller, 2017
Music by Cicada 3301
Archetype of the Universe
THE ARCHETYPAL DODECAHEDRON
The Universe in Philosophy, Magick, & Science
by Iona Miller, (c) 2017
“At ubi materia, ibi Geometria.
The place there may be matter, there may be geometry.”
— Johannes Kepler, Regarding the Extra Sure
Fundamentals of Astrology (1601, 2003).
“The pentagram has always been prominent in magic and apparently owes its position to the Pythagoreans, who called it “Well being,” and used it as a symbol of recognition of members of the brotherhood. It seems that it owed its properties to the fact that the dodecahedron has pentagons for its faces and is in some sense a symbol of the universe.” –Bertrand Russell, A Historical past of Western Philosophy, 1945, web page 147
To know the which means of life, we’ve to discover the which means of our personal life — our interpretation of our explicit reality. Interpretation is a supportive method for ‘ordering’ the cosmos. Every part has a sample together with the core patterns of creation. If there are ‘proper’ angles are there ‘unsuitable’ angles, too?
Is our Topology of Area inherent or imposed from our interconnective relationship to self, world, and cosmos? What’s the nature of being seen from inside? Mathematical solids are attention-grabbing info but additionally carry a bunch of mythic associations precious to the soul which embody deep which means within the geometry of the creativeness — coded hypercognition and cosmic consciousness. What’s contained in the mirror of reflective experience, the intersection of the imaginal and deep reminiscence? Expanded, contracted, and dissociative states.
Plato decreed, “Let no one destitute of geometry enter my doors.” Within the Timaeus, Plato describes how triangles make up 5 solids we name the Platonic Solids, and the way these solids make up the 4 components and heaven, or the firmament. These solids had been central to Plato’s vision of the bodily world that hyperlinks best to actual, and microcosm to macrocosm. These mathematical kinds had an important deal to do with the crystallization of esoteric doctrines and custom, maybe starting with the Guide of Enoch.
The notion that the thoughts is linked to the cosmos is the essence of magic. Transitions and transformations open an esoteric dimension past the world of nature within the area of spirit, from the modern to the everlasting, from the fabric to mythological, and a vision of suprasensible realities. The transformation is an enlargement of character, an assimilation and integration of latest outer experience with an internal ingredient.
A brand new entity is produced when duality is enclosed: twin facets of sunshine and darkish, kind and formlessness, acutely aware and unconscious, best and transient, female and male, spirit and nature, sacred and profane, order and dysfunction, the identified and the unknown. Pictures mediate genuine holistic Presence into incarnated divinity. We would embody the mathematical duals of the icosahedron and dodecahedron. Picture is alchemical — the fruit of realized soul. Picture work is transformative.
Materials adjustments have non secular penalties, as non secular adjustments have materials penalties. Rituals are rites of discovery and transmutation of intuition as non secular operate. The therapeutic body is analogous to the magical and cosmic body. All acknowledge the ontological standing of the demarcated unconscious dimension. Psyche is the substrate of all imaginal actions.
Crowley’s Abyss anticipated the profoundly unknowable unconscious that may by no means be raised to consciousness, however relentlessly pull us down into bottomless gaps in consciousness that open the yawning void. Evaluate Hegel’s “Unconscious Abyss” that anticipated psychoanalysis. All unconscious knowledge is unknowable instantly.
We are able to conjecture on a psychic and metaphysical unconscious as an epistemological unconscious that informs us not directly. The psychic unconscious is the sum complete of imaginal exercise. The metaphysical unconscious is knowledgeable by or acutely aware of absolutely the. It is only unconscious from a psychological viewpoint.
The dodecahedron symbolizes absolutely the unconscious, the artistic unconscious. Mathematical metaphors mannequin the zeitgeist of their epoch. However greater than a metaphor, the key to life is in these kinds and numbers, together with the key of the Flower of Life and the Ether or virtual vacuum which pervades all scales with dense power potential from micro- to macrocosm.
We are able to have epiphanies into the very nature of reality, profound understanding and amplified meanings, and the sensation of common oneness with the hidden cosmic consciousness of all issues. We are able to tune into and really feel with a penetrating deep understanding that all the pieces is interconnected and interdependent in an inseparable cosmic net of relationships. Soul can also be attentiveness. We now have to convey our personal understanding to the Heavenly Stone of Mild.