‘People fail to notice what they do when awake, just as they forget what they do while asleep.’ Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher, 535 – 475 BCE
It was probably somewhere around 500 BCE when the Greek philosopher Heraclitus coined the term Logos: a fundamental concept intimating that there is a source and order to the cosmos; which, in the turn of its own screw, was interpreted to mean that things are pretty much as they appear to be. A hundred years after Heraclitus, Aristotle’s analytical logic was born, leading the way for predicate or mathematical logic: the basis for most current scientific reasoning, or so the story goes. Here we are 2,509 years later and we’re still pretty much stabbing in the dark.
Scientific reason is, of course, fraught with dichotomies, contradictions and misinterpretations. Often, what we originally believe to be the lay of the land ends up manifesting itself as the most farcical of theories. Some not-so ancient civilisation suggested, using their early principles of logic, that the Earth was flat, and lay like a pounding heart beating at the centre of the Universe. For many hundreds of years, this seemed an entirely plausible hypothesis. Today we see this as one of many fallacies of logical reasoning. But I ask you this: Who knows what other inconsistencies presently manifest themselves right under our very own noses? The Ice Age? Evolution? Relativity? The Big Bang? Skimmed Milk?
Are we all just perched insect-like on a gigantic paradox?
Guðrún Hjörleifsdóttir, visionary, Seer of all things past, present and future, maintains she can look straight through walls. She says, “Life is a dream we are dreaming right now,” and, “all matter is just energy vibrating at different wavelengths.” Ergo, if you can somehow perceive the wavelength, you can see straight through it. And we all know, you can do virtually anything in dreams; so essentially, no limits barred.
Guðrún says that most people can only see energy when it manifests itself, when it ‘materialises.’ Doesn’t science maintain that matter is not form unless so perceived? Matter is just atoms vibrating anyway, right? Okay, then let’s stretch this thought even further, and imagine that that thing you perceive to be in front of you is only matter because you accept that the thing is what it appears to be (as you would without question, within a dream): a butterfly, a door, a house, a mountain.
Is it a butterfly, then? Or is it millions of swirling atoms that look like a butterfly? Your own mind presents matter to you as form so that you can interact with it—a convenient illusion, a symbol of form, so that, as Guðrún says, “We can manage the puzzle called life.”
But then hold on to this thought: Life is but a dream.
According to Guðrún, everything consists of bundles of energy—molecules, atoms—organising, splitting apart, then reorganising into more and more complex patterns, which is the sublime nature of the mind of the Universe which, in turn, is manifested inside your own consciousness.
Guðrún claims she can see through matter into its very primeval essence, and into the past, present and future. As she explains, “Time is also just a condition of the mind [a manner of organising things into neat digestible packets]. Break down the notion of ego, and you will soon see that time and matter only exist to give you hold on your own perceived reality. Past, present and future are essentially one and the same thing.”
“Understand that nothing is separate from your own thoughts. Free yourself from the shackles of convention, those self-imposed boundaries, become child-like, more free. Then, master the mind, and you essentially have the potential to control everything in your life.”
The concept is, of course, that everything exists only because you think it into existence. In the words of French philosopher René Descartes: “I think, therefore I am.”
“A friend of mine, who has passed on,” she says, “came to me in my dreams to impart deeper insights, speed up my learning curve, so to speak. I came to understand the significance of my third eye—it’s located at the apex of a triangle centred above the other two ‘standard’ eyes. It connects me to the universal mind, helps me to perceive these things. He also enlightened me on how it is that some of us hear ‘voices.’ You know, it’s just like tuning into the right frequency on the radio.”
I could have sworn she was going to say that—the pattern proliferates.
And then, she says, “You know it’s circles within circles: The cycles of life, of mind and dreams, always go back to where they begin. Just look at how things manifest themselves, the geometry of planets, galaxies, celestial motions.” It’s all built up like a swirling elliptical fractal, whereby, no matter how deep you go into the structure of things, new similar patterns emerge: a fractal of a fractal of a fractal, and so on: mirrors within mirrors.
With no limits, what then of logic? The rational mind?
The philosopher Gottlob Frege, one of the founders of modern logical thought, called logic: “the science of the most general laws of truth.” Twelfth-century Muslim scholar Averroes, called it: “the tool for distinguishing between true and false.” Only, just on what basis of truth have we been making our rational judgements? Truth, of course, relies on the premise that falsehood also exists; if everything then is a dream, how can there be either? Does this throw logic right out the other side?
Through all of this talk with Guðrún, I believe I may have made the most singular discovery. Among other things, Einstein’s great predicate logic proposed that there was nothing that existed that could be faster than the speed of light. Now I know he was wrong. There is something faster: the speed of mind.
And not to disappoint those who tuned in last time to Transcendental Part 7. You will recall that Gústi, the soul-cleanser, was exorcising the spirit who possessed his own living son. Well, as a matter of course, Gústi called on the light-beings who come from the heart of God, and convinced the offending spirit to depart this Earth and take the heavenly light-elevator to the other side. It was a successful exorcism; and yes, a happy ending.
But then, as you know, in dreams anything can happen.
It was the ancient Chinese philosopher, Kung-sun Lung, who lived three hundred years before the birth of Christ, who wrote: “One and one cannot become two, since neither becomes two.” Keep that in mind when the going gets tough.