Lofty Strangeness


Wiltshire UK, May 25, 2009 Photo: Steve Alexander

Wiltshire UK, May 25, 2009 Photo: Steve Alexander

“THE future ain’t what it used to be,” baseball’s Yogi Berra quipped, with trademark deadpan.

Indeed, the emerging “new science” can be as unreadable as a deftly pitched knuckle ball.

The frontier sciences today are one-hand-clapping Zen paradoxes, compared to the old standard models. And atheists worldwide are crying foul.

A spiritual worldview is still shaky as a new pitcher at a championship game. Yet many, layman and scientists alike, are celebrating the rebirth, and choosing to embrace The Shift it represents.

Fresh waves of strangeness are gaining momentum: new physics, new psychology, new biology, new cosmology, new archaeology, new consciousness—all are challenging the old reductionist models of how the universe works.

Everyone is putting their own spin on the pitch. Even religion is getting into the game.

The God Twist

Wiltshire UK, May 24, 2009 - Steve Alexander

Wiltshire UK, May 24, 2009 - Steve Alexander

In a review this week of Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s new book, Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality, Mark Galli, writing in Christianity Today, comments:

Fingerprints of God does reinforce the reality that the brain and spiritual experiences are connected.  … Materialists conclude that mystical experiences are nothing but the product of brain chemistry. But Hagerty rightly objects: “If there were an ‘Other’ who wanted to communicate with us, of course He or She or It would use the brain to do so. … Of course God would use the chemistry of our brains to create visions.”

Para Normal

Parapsychology is also gaining new adherents: reincarnation, karma, psi phenomena, meditation, yoga, meridian tapping, intentionality. Once described by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance,” quantum strangeness is wormholing its way into our everyday life.

More PhD’s are pitching books and cinema on sacred geometry, divine cosmos, electric universes, global unity, natural healing, than ever before.

Back in 1888, H. P. Blavatsky, flamboyant Foundress of the Theosophical Renaissance, saw all this coming.

Physics or Metaphysics?

Blavatsky

H. P. Blavatsky

Blavatsky, often referred to as “The Mother of the New Age,” predicted the immanent demise of both scientific and religious materialism—and their inevitable purification, and final synthesis.

She knew somehow—but we didn’t understand at the time—what a game-changer the discovery of the electron would become.

In her Secret Doctrine she wrote:

“Between this time and 1897 there will be a large rent made in the Veil of Nature, and materialistic science will receive a death-blow.”

electron2The death-blow was the “electron,” demonstrated in the year 1896, by physicist Joseph J. Thomson. He received a Nobel Prize for his discovery! But, as it turned out, the electron was a can of worms in disguise:

“The discovery of the electron suggested that it may be a subparticle of the atom. But such an idea resisted serious consideration, because it would lay in ruin the idea of the indivisibility of the atom, held since the time of Democritus.” (Sunrise Magazine)

Yet, for all the wriggliness, Blavatsky would not be content to sit back and cut bait. She immediately chased the big fish, announcing in The Secret Doctrine (I:520):

“It is on the doctrine of the illusive nature of matter, and the infinite divisibility of the atom, that the whole science of Occultism is built.

Redux: The Aim of The Secret Doctrine

The aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature is not “a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,” and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring; finally, to show that the occult side of Nature has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization. (SD 1:viii)

Pyramid

Matter, The Shadow of Consciousness

Throughout recorded history, intelligent designs of humans are seen everywhere—art, architecture, computers, and labor-saving gadgets of all kinds. Many of our modern inventions were, and are, more self-serving and resource depleting, than intelligent.

Unlike ancient cultures, our boasted science materializes explanations of everything. Its first, and often only response to the strange and mysterious, is to attempt to “recreate” and reproduce them in a laboratory, to explain them away as only “man-made.” They would struggle to replicate a believable bird’s nest.

Neo-Nonsense

It is the current vogue of Neo-Darwinism, to refer all strangeness to a designer-less universe—to accidental, undirected, randomly selected mutations.

Yet, Einstein, who evidently didn’t get the same memo, famously declared “god does not throw dice.”

The Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines, Peru

Archaeoastronomical creations, like Stonehenge and the Pyramids; and the enigmatic Nazca Lines are down-to-earth evidence of design.

Numerous hieroglyphs, mounds, dolmens, geoglyphs, petrographs found around the world—all suggest there is more beneath the surface of reductionist reality than is admitted, or understood.

great serpent mound_ohio

Great Serpent Mound, Ohio, USA

For the mysterious master artists and scientists, the Circle Makers, like their ancient forebears, use Nature as their canvas—creating forms of unrivaled beauty, symmetry and symbology.

Design rules the ground and skies, from the tiny cell to the “music of the spheres,” and beyond—to billions of far-off galactic masterpieces.

Swirling News

On the ground today, as we update this post, a new formation appeared in an English barley field.

Temporary Temples‘ photographers and archivists, Steve and Karen Alexander, describe it as “An absolutely stunning new circle … Located at a place called Kingstone Coombes, it is close to Waylan’s Smithy on the Wiltshire-Oxfordshire border, site of many formations over the past few years.”

"Oannes"

"Oannes"

“By our approximations it is 500-600ft in length and the jelly-fish-like design is one of the most breathtaking circles we have ever seen. Note the seven circles in the tail and the seven tentacles. Seven in a very prodigious and numinous number.”

“2009 is turning out to be an very special season…”

A Theosophical Explanation

Amphibios – Annedoti – Oannes

The Greek word amphibios means simply “life on two planes,” from amphi, “on both sides,” and bios, “life.” The word was often applied in antiquity to those men who, though still wearing a human form, had made themselves almost divine through knowledge, and lived as much in the spiritual supersensuous regions as on earth.

One sees why Occultism places Oannes and the other Annedoti in the group of those ancient “adepts” who were called “marine” or “water dragons”Nagas.

Water typified their human origin (as it is a symbol of earth and matter and also of purification), in distinction to the “fire Nagas” or the immaterial spiritual Beings, whether celestial Bodhisattvas or Planetary Dhyanis, also regarded as the instructors of mankind.

The hidden meaning becomes clear to the Occultist, once he is told that this being (Oannes) was accustomed to pass the day among men, teaching; and when the sun was set, he retired again into the sea, passing the night in the deep, “for he was amphibious,“i.e., he belonged to two planes; the spiritual and the physical.

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Matsya

Human Gods & Divine Men, SD 1:369

Waylands Smithy, UK, May 30, 2009

Waylands Smithy, UK, May 30, 2009

Bold Nous World

Even “Nature cannot be ‘unconscious,'” Helena Blavatsky wrote, rather “it is the emanation from, and thus an aspect (on the manifested plane) of the absolute consciousness.” And, as she often did, hurled the gauntlet to materialism:

“Where is that daring man who would presume to deny to vegetation and even to minerals a consciousness of their own. All he can say is, that this consciousness is beyond his comprehension.”

Theosophical philosophy points to Plato’s “Nous,” a godlike kind of force, that Kingstone Coombes, Wayland's Smithy, Oxon2is “the animating Soul, immanent in every atom, manifested in man, latent in the stone.” And, it “has different degrees of power.”

Occult Symbols and Glyphs

These different degrees are often referred to as “hierarchies.” Entities, like the Circle Makers, have evidently been commissioned to work directly with Earth’s humanity, through symbols. The Secret Doctrine (1:274):

The whole Kosmos is guided, controlled, and animated by almost endless series of Hierarchies of sentient Beings, each having a mission to perform…”

“.. such is the mysterious power of Occult symbolism, that the facts which have actually occupied countless generations of initiated seers and prophets to marshal, to set down and explain, in the bewildering series of evolutionary progress, are all recorded on a few pages of geometrical signs and glyphs.”

Barbury Castle formation, May 24, 2009

Barbury Castle, UK - May 24, 2009

“This pantheistic idea of a general Spirit-Soul pervading all Nature,” Blavatsky reminded us, “is the oldest of all the philosophical notions.”

These are the same “innate, eternal, and self-existing Ideas” of Plato.

The “Absolute Consciousness,” … “behind” phenomena, which is only termed unconsciousness in the absence of any element of personality, transcends human conception. Man, unable to form one concept except in terms of empirical phenomena, is powerless from the very constitution of his being to raise the veil that shrouds the majesty of the Absolute.

Quite conveniently, now, we can point to the scientifically documented, and publicized, Crop Circle phenomena. How much more “empirical” evidence do you need? Complex, and mathematically exact geometrical formations, embedded in a remote farmer’s field in less than a minute—with no footprints or broken stems—all in the dark of night?

Where’s the Belief?

If Nature is sentient, and evinces intelligent design at every turn, who or what is she? And even if she is not blind after all, how is the matter, of which she is composed, assembled and arranged?

Is evolution still a blind, self-directed process, as neo-nonsense claims? Or is there a real Neo, who shapes the matrix, hiding somewhere off-camera?

The answers to these questions remains inferential. The “who” or “what” hasn’t revealed itself directly yet. But the phenomenon of crop circles, dropping out of nowhere into something, is substantial evidence of design, one that is neither random or blind.

Crop Circles – Definitive Evidence (Fox News)

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Noetic thinking, a synthesis of right-left brain activity, is a method of using the mind in which truths are immediately known—without depending solely on preliminary premises or rationale. You are invited to conjure this compilation of photographs, of the most sophisticated agroglyphs.

Sky Sent – Anael

(Words & Music by Bradfield)

Et miratur omnis terra
Benedictus qui venit
De celeste armonia

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Lights Forming Crop Circles

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Mathematics Codes and Geometric Patterns

The most complex, “mind-boggling” crop circle ever to be seen in Britain was been discovered in a barley field in Wiltshire.

The circle is a coded representation of pi to the 10th significant figure The formation, measuring 150ft in diameter, is apparently a coded image representing the first 10 digits, 3.141592654, of pi.

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Photo: APEX PICTURES

Barbury Castle 19 Jun 2008

Barbury Castle 19 Jun 2008

The formation, measuring 150ft in diameter, is apparently a coded image representing the first 10 digits, 3.141592654, of pi.

It is has appeared in a field near Barbury Castle, an iron-age hill fort above Wroughton, Wilts, and has been described by astrophysicists as “mind-boggling.”

Michael Reed, an astrophysicist, said:

“The tenth digit has even been correctly rounded up. The little dot near the centre is the decimal point.

“The code is based on 10 angular segments with the radial jumps being the indicator of each segment.

“Starting at the centre and counting the number of one-tenth segments in each section contained by the change in radius clearly shows the values of the first 10 digits in the value of pi.”

Lucy Pringle, a researcher of crop formations, said: “This is an astounding development – it is a seminal event.”

Mathematics codes and geometric patterns have long been an important factor in crop circle formations. One of the best known formations showed the image of a highly complex set of shapes known as The Julia Set, 13 years ago.

juliaset

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” -Albert Einstein

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8 responses to “Lofty Strangeness

  1. Pingback: Lofty Strangeness | The grokking eagle

  2. Odin,
    These are all beautifully crafted articles/ blogs! Very helpful and inspiring. I will share them with my study group. Thank you!!!
    Garrett

  3. Odin, thank you!

    This last post is really good!
    Lights Forming Crop Circles will be shown in the two-day meeting on Psychic Phenomena, in Athens.

    I hope you agree with it.

    All the best!

    Aspasia

    • theosophywatch

      Thanks Aspasia, glad you can use the video. It’s an excellent, well documented report. All good wishes on the conference!

  4. Amazing videos to illustrate Theosophical concepts! Thank you so much!!

  5. The beautiful Crop-Circles impress me…, and I cannot but believe that there is a Great Spiritual Force, coming from “the sacred tribe of heroes who pay attention to mankind”, which is making us elevate our minds to better thoughts and actions towards one another.
    Muchos Saludos,
    Biblioteca Teosófica,
    Rosarito, B.C. México.

  6. Thanks TWs, for these last two posts. There seems to be a coming together of evidence from a wide variety of sources – a synthesis.

    To have an open mind about these things may challenge ones pre-conceptions.

    A simple question to ask may help in this: “Why should intelligent life be limited to the Earth?”

    Using HPB’s quotes is good as they appeal to man’s rational mind, so that even a skeptic may look at these mysteries anew – they are lessons there for all of mankind.

    all the best to the “Theosophy Watchers”, Will

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