Monday, December 15, 2014

Close Encounters of the Word Kind

We have stumbled into an artery of Jewish mysticism, which we will continue exploring until we come up the other vein. In fact, it would appear that the divine energies operate in similar fashion to the circulatory system (or rather, vice versa), with one stream of energy leading away from, the other leading back to, the beating heart of the cosmos.

Also, just as the arterial tree leads from heart, to aorta, to arteries, all the way down and out to the capillaries that nourish the individual cells, it seems that creation has the same fractal pattern. I suppose this is what the Kabbalistic tree attempts to depict. Here, at the right, is how Denys the Aeropagite pictures it -->

Here are some other angelic angles. The first one looks like a hovering spaceship. Which I suppose it is:

This one is called Creation:

How should one look at these things? The same way one should regard scripture, only transposed from the ears to the eyes: with "one that preserves clarity, but not at the expense of mystery" (Kushner).

Joyce called it... a number of things, like being circumveiled in clearobscuro, or being once amore as babes awondering in a wold made fresh. Whoevery heard of such a think?!

Speaking of (?!), it is simply axiomatic that "In each generation there are encounters with the Holy Ancient One of Old" (Kushner). That's the word made fresh and delivered to our shore.

And speaking of space ships, Carl Jung was of the opinion that these are the same old archetypes clothed in new humanoid projections, psimilar to how, say, the paranoiac of the 15th century would have been frightened of vampires, whereas the 21st century nut is terrified by BushCo or the Tea Party or the Rape Culture. Same energies, different veils.

Scripture, if it is anything, is a collective recollection, or murmurandom, of such close vertical encounters. It is "a kind of journal" -- our better, journeyall -- of "remembered holy moments, too awesome to be simply described in everyday conscious language" (ibid.).

In them the heart waylays and ambushes the mind, or the right brain (so to speak) catches us unawares and conks us upside the left. It is a letter we have written to ourselves, or from Self to self. Which is why we re-cognize and remesmer it in the first place, for it is a Word from our eternal sponsor.

The most surprising thing of all is that these celestial dreamscapes map the human terra-tory. For "there is a realm of being that comes before us and follows after us. Streaming through all creation. Knowing who we have been and will be.... It is a river of light.... Her branches and shoots are the nerves and vessels of this world coursing beneath our surfaces, pulsing through our veins. A blueprint underlying the cosmos. The primary process of being" (Kushner).

9 Comments:

Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"And speaking of space ships, Carl Jung was of the opinion that these are the same old archetypes clothed in new humanoid projections, psimilar to how, say, the paranoiac of the 15th century would have been frightened of vampires, whereas the 21st century nut is terrified by BushCo or the Tea Party or the Rape Culture. Same energies, different veils."

Aye, the leftist nuts won't look into the reality mirror because they would see no reflection since they are the vampires of the 21st century.

12/15/2014 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"In them the heart waylays and ambushes the mind, or the right brain (so to speak) catches us unawares and conks us upside the left. It is a letter we have written to ourselves, or from Self to self. Which is why we re-cognize and remesmer it in the first place, for it is a Word from our eternal sponsor."

12/15/2014 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Infinitely better than the superbowl commercials.

12/15/2014 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Funny, I was looking at the same bit, Ben. It made me suspect that back in the day, people spent as much time faking stories about such things and making a big stink about them for the high aim of furthering the narrative.

12/15/2014 09:43:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

The fake but accurate we will always have with us.

They make fun of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens, but we're supposed to take Obama, Dunham, and Jackie from UVA seriously.

12/15/2014 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

This book on Inventing the Individual is fantastic so far.

12/15/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Could have definitely used it when writing mine...

12/15/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Looks interesting.

12/16/2014 03:05:00 AM  
Blogger Magnus Itland said...

Looks like a timeship hovering above in vertical time, ready to abduct whoever makes the mythtake of looking up, and take them on a trip of past and future simultaneously. Yeah, I guess these things happen in each generation.

12/17/2014 12:08:00 AM  

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