Time spirals in a forward direction; moving from the past into the present, as we dream the future ahead of us. We are the creators of our lives and have but to see that our linear thinking is not necessarily the way in which we actually engage the world. The formula we may use is simple enough: past + present = future, or our memories, added to our cognition of the present gives us the dreams that are at present, creating our future. And when we examine our lives in context of these cycles, we come to a greater understanding of who and what we really are.
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Cycles of Time
1. In our culture, we tend to think in a linear or left-brained manner.
1A. The paradigm of time posits itself moving forward, in one exclusive direction.
1A1. Physicists call this the arrow of time.
1B. This seems to be indefatigable in a physical sense. But in the field of the mind, we can travel to the past and even alter it.
1B1. We can alter memories in several ways: recapitulating them with a modern perspective, and erasing, replacing or enhancing them.
1C. We can also travel to the future in our imagination, which can be very strong.
1C1. Expectations are one form of this.
1C1a. These can become motivations & self-fulfilling prophecies.
1C2. Anxiety is another form of this.
1C2a. Caution & preparation come from this.
1C2b. Zig Zigler has made much of this; e.g. guitar player in POW camp.
1D. Yet time being relative, we know from phyics that the past & the present are contained in the now.
1D1. We can then create our own physical formula: past + present = future.
1D1a. Note that all three elements in this formula re variables that can be altered.
1D1a1. The past we’ve spoken of & we’ve implied the future in that we know we can change our expectations and projections.
1D1a2. The present can also be changed by altering our perspective.
2. We experience our journey through life in a linear manner; counting our age in the passing of time.
2A. We add our age into an aggregate of days, weeks, months & years.
2A1. Milesones and anniversaries are reached & surpassed.
2B. But in terms of certain memories, such as trauma or the resting on our aluretls, we can find ourselves in an unending present; essentilly stopping our awareness of time.
2B1. Deep Space 9 example: “Why do you live here?”–the Emissary speaking to the Guardians in the wormhole.
2C. Time can also be alterable or even suspended in our minds–we can step outside its influence on our perception.
2C1. Gurdjieff lawn mower story.
2C2. Performing music & its time signatures.
2C3. Dharana/concentration & my piano practice & sculpting experiences.
2D. The mind then, holds an allusion to time; not an illusion, but an attachment of consciousness to the time-space continuum.
2D1. We have a bond that is both mental & physical that is referred to as the a-priori by Kant.
2D1a. This is on a physical level, a quantum entablement that we cannot detach from.
2D1a1. And our entanglement is even psychic, as it can manifest in telepathic awareness of what people close to us are experiencing.
3. Time then, must be a form of energy with which matter can be transformed into (E=MC2).
3A. The cycles of motion by which we measure time seem to repeat themselves, yet time moves forward; suggesting the spiral nature by which physicists have observed energy & demonstreated in the moebius ribbon.
3A1. We’ve spoken of the precession of the Zodiac in a previous sermon on the 3 Ages.
3B. Time then manifest in cycles of history, which Heideggar says is the measure of beingness; thus history itself is matter & its alteration is sorcery.
3B1. Empires rise and fall in predictable patterns.
3B1a. cf. The Foundation Trilogy–Asimov; these developments wer even coded into a mathematics.
From this loop so well described emerges an understanding of ourselves, or an inner agreement about who we are. This agreement is incorporated into the loop and colors not only the present, but also the way in which we navigate the possible future outcomes. In fact, as Heidegger pointed out, this architecture of consciousness also fine tunes the past—or how we interpret and select the past as a story that happened to us. A magician has to approach the construction of this time machine consciously. It is an artifact of our sentience that can be artfully calibrated to give birth to a being who determines its self,
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From this loop so well described by Paul Rovelli, emerges an understanding of ourselves, or an inner agreement about who we are. This agreement is incorporated into the loop and colors not only the present, but also the way in which we navigate the possible future outcomes. In fact, as Heidegger pointed out, this architecture of consciousness also fine tunes the past. Our understanding of ourselves determines how we interpret and select the past as a story that happened to us. In other words, we are the authors of our personal story, and as we see our path through this lifetime, we put together a thread and weave it as a narrative. The narrator, which is our Self, takes a stance, a point of view. This point of view is determined by this architectonic time loop here described: the memories of the past inserted into the present projects a set of future potentialities out of which emerges a telos (a destiny to which we navigate). Our destiny is the possibility we are creating with our consciousness. A magician, and a shaman, has to approach the construction of this time machine consciously. It is an artifact of our sentience that can be artfully calibrated to give birth to a being who determines its self, a Nahual.