The Witness or Will (𝍅) is Yang to the Yin of (𝍆), which may be pronounced as either Oneness or The Word. The usual understanding is that Witnessing generates a causal state of Oneness, which is a via negativa (negative path) to realization. The /n/s in Oneness return The Way to the Letter of Negativity at the previous Station. The orthodox Buddhist understanding of Witness is accurate enough, but it is a “backwards” move, one which can be falsely understood as meaning “there is no more, nothing more to be realized”. But the Word’s /r/ phoneme is a forward-looking ascent to the next Station, which is associated with nonduality. The RD in Word returns the Witness to Duality via (Nondual) Realization, as it were.
Yes, a stable realization of the Witness is a key feature of Audi-Mind (or Overmind in AQAL), but what does the Witness observe? The Throne of Witnessing (𝍅) is Yin to the Throne of the Mind (𝌼) — just notice the shift from Yang to Yin at the second mark. The Witness “negates” the Mind, but not the Meta-Mind, not Mentality itself, not Meaningfulness.
The Witness (𝍅) is the Yang to the Yin of The World (𝍆) — just notice the shift from Yang to Yin at the fourth mark.
Overmind begins with the Witness, with the “negation” or “fulfillment” of Mind in The Way. But the very next step is the realization of World Consciousness. Understanding that you have the Worlds on your shoulders, so to speak, all the Worlds within your ability to grasp mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. They all enact themselves through YOU. The burden is extraordinary to act not as an individual self seeking his/her/their own enlightenment or salvation, or a collective seeking its own equalization and justice, but as the Worlds themselves struggling at the Throne of the World, which is a Wartime Throne, grasping for survival in a potentially hostile World-environs.
Until your Identity has Wedded itself as a World among Worlds, you are not in the Audi-Mind, you are merely experiencing a state of Waking as a Witness to a more partial sense of identity. You are witnessing a few feet in front of you, or a few feet behind, or your neighborhood. You are not the World in itself, breathing and enacting and struggling for the Health of the Spiral of Wholeness.
Here is a test if you are living in the Audi-Mind. When you use Words (𝍆𝌃), are you using them such that the World itself, all who are listening in body or ether, in any language whatsoever, can hear you and recognize themselves in you? Do your Words resonate on the causal and subtle level as well as the gross? Or are they poisoned with cacophany, sarcasm, crudeness, vulgarity, and meanness of Babel, twisted and deformed sockpuppets of the ego and its shadowy minions?
Are you ready, really READY, for your words to CAUSE what they purport to say? If not, flee the Audi-Mind! You are not ready to Hear the causal conditions of your own utterances as a Creator of Worlds. To Hear, truly Hear, is to Here. You will do damage thinking you are there when you are not.
Words are not left behind in the move from subtle to causal realms. The Word (𝍆𝌃) is the deep heart of the Audi-Mind’s first tripartate phase of formation. The Word is the Yung to the Yang of Functioning (𝌐𝌃) and the Yin of Authority (𝌫𝌃). The Witness is not so deep, but it alone can activate the field in which the Word reverberates in its beauty and life-giving power.
If you still think the Witness is all there is to the causal realm of the Audi-Mind, please, you have had Wool pulled over your eyes by misleading True Self teachers who didn’t know any better. You have seen but a tenth of the Eighth Station. Remove the Wool, and encounter the Audi-Mind.
Pet peeve of the day. I just want to say that I often find many True Self teachers incredibly annoying (these folks are usually but not always inspired by Zen or Western Buddhism) when they teach about the worthlessness of words. Isn’t it obvious these folks are SPIRITUAL BYPASSING big-time by leaving out the subtle realizations and trying to go straight to causal? Yikes.
Whatever else you want to say about the subtle realm (in particular, Station Six and Station Seven corresponding to Indigo and Violet), it is great for Map-Making. And with a pretty good Map, you start to realize that Station Eight — Audi-Mind or Overmind — is only 10% about the Witness realized in formless meditations (e.g., Vipassana), and that Witnessing (detaching from the “mind”) is merely the earliest and most basic part of Station Eight. But to listen to a typical True Self teacher, that’s all there is. They have a rotten map.
I prefer the term Audi-Mind to Overmind to describe Station Eight or the eighth stage of consciousness, associated with the Ultraviolet altitude or causal state in AQAL Integral Theory. In Integral Magic, this station is linked to the Month of the Violet Heart, the Element of Vowel (Au), and the Subtle Energy Mark of Yung-Yin (𝌄).
“Audir” means To Hear in Interlingua. Thus, Audi-Mind is literally the “Hearing Mind”. H is the second Letter of this station (𝌄⚋), and Here is the home of the station of Wholeness. What is Here is Whole. To Hear is to Enact Wholeness.
Audi-Mind is the Ground, the inceptor and receiver of Sound, and it goes Round (the Wheel). From The Way which greets us in silence in the first pentagram of this Station to the climactic Alignment of Wheels at the Station’s close, there is more the sense of this Station going to the “within” of things, staying close to the Here and Home, with “wheels planted on the ground”, not the sense of rising to another place.
Of course, Au also is close in meaning to “Out”, which is way of talking about Transcendence (and this station pairs with Station Two, which is all about Immanence). But Outwardness is not the same as Overness. “Out” as a direction seems to radiate from a center in all directions. “Over” suggests something that rests on top, or an arrow pointing up.
What does Overmind do? In the sound meanings of Lingua-U, the sound /ov/ is associated with That Which Is Extra. Like a standing Ovation is Extra applause. Thus, the term Over seems better suited to my ears for the Indigo altitude (which is also called Para-Mind in AQAL Integral Theory).
In the final books of The Kalendar Series, humankind faces its most devastating challenge at the Nadir (2,111 CE): The Doomsday Scenario.
In the Days of the Blue Castle, the world’s civilizations have suffered a collapse of monumental proportions. The world’s storehouses of electronic knowledge and the computer systems necessary to access them have failed. The electrical systems have been obliterated. We have long since lost touch with satellites. But there are books containing words in many different languages. And there are wise elders, though these elders disagree among themselves regarding the proper meaning of things and how to go about organizing society. Therefore rule has fallen to the strongest and the most ruthless: gangs, pirates, and criminal enterprises.
The way of putting the world back together starts again with Lingua-U: a metalanguage, an atlas, a numbering system, a magical divination system, and a calendar. It contains a node for all the words of the world’s languages, and a spot for every Kosmic Address recorded by the elders of the Blue Castle from an infant’s symbiotic awareness to the highest stages of nondual ternary, nonternary quaternary, and nonquaternary quintenary realizations.
Books are scarce; most were burned for warmth. There are no stable churches. But there are oral traditions which have risen to make sense of the Apocalypse. Many survivors of the Nadir have memorized sacred Books such as The Bible and The Koran and The Kalendar. Oral traditions tell the stories of Wisdom once more, as elders (women and men in their thirties or forties) scrawl Tai Hsuan Ching marks and Arabic characters with sticks in the mud. Human beings come and go in the wildlands, but hope remains on the other side of the Nadir.
These are the days of Nature in the Dark Night of the World … but according to The Kalendar, a new civilization will rise in the Third Millennium CE that is more Actualized, Wise, Humane, Realized, and Lightened than any before. It began, after the Nadir, with the return of Magic.
And deep in the jungles of South America, psychic voyagers travel with their minds in time to change the past, and receive help from one of the Worlds of the Timelines of Naif which were spared the Nadir.
Any intrepid thinker who wants to explore the existence of a Fourth Tier of consciousness could do worse than examining the dynamics of Magic Squares with 16 numbers. This one is particularly beautiful and elegant, with Tiers, Columns, and Transversals all totalling to 34… plus four center tiles that also total to 34.
Integralists like to talk about first-tier, second-tier, and third-tier and place themselves and other people into these categories, but how many of them can tell you what Column they fall into? (I’m referring to the three vertical columns in the above diagram of the Nine Elements). Now I’m just teasing you integralists a little bit, since nobody has published instructions yet for categorizing people into different Columns. Let this note suggest a few of the basics. I am assuming you know something about Integral metatheory in this note, or you will be lost (sorry).
First, if you are a postmodern (Green) or basic integralist (SD Yellow, AQAL Teal) thinker, then you are Column 1. You share this distinction with folks at Infrared (Beige), Magenta (Purple), and Red. You also share this distinction with folks at Violet (Meta-Mind) in the Third Tier. What do you all have in common? Literally, there’s a Yang symbol at the second mark of your Station’s Element. An Element is a Lingua-U symbol that is two marks long. A new Tier of consciousness is emerging through YOU, immaturely and yet full of potential. It may be Yang (for the First Tier), Yin (for the Second Tier), or Yung (for the Third Tier), but don’t pride yourself on having worked out all the details of this Tier. You’re just getting off the ground, and for that you need Yang at the second mark to give you lift-off.
Second, if you are a traditionalist (Amber) or mature integralist (SD or AQAL Turquoise), then you are Column 2. Don’t laugh, it’s true! You have a lot in common. You also share this distinction with folks at Ultraviolet (Overmind or Audi-Mind) in the Third Tier. What do you all have in common? For starters, there’s a Yin symbol at the second mark of your Station’s Element. A Tier of consciousness is maturing through YOU, wisely and robustly manifesting its essential nature. It may be Yang (for the First Tier), Yin (for the Second Tier), or Yung (for the Third Tier), a station receptive to its influences and capable of parenting or nurturing another evolutionary development. The Yin energy helps you to stabilize, conserve, and embrace what’s working at this Tier.
Third, if you are a modernist (Orange) or advanced integralist (Indigo), then you are Column 3. The essence of a New Tier of consciousness is beginning to appear through you, distorting and disrupting all your previous achievements and delivering you into a new way of being in the world which is unprecedented in your experience. You also have this in common with folks at Clear Light (Supermind or Uni-Mind) in the Third Tier. As you have probably guessed by now, there’s a Yung symbol at the second mark of your Station’s Element. An entire Tier of consciousness is collapsing through YOU, closing a season of coherency with more than a bit of chaos or radical openness and excitement. It brings all the potential of the Tier to its fruition and starts a new way of organizing human life and consciousness. The Yung energy balances Yin and Yang, bringing all that has come before it into a new Unity.
Whether you are a First Column, Second Column, or Third Column thinker may be interesting and useful information, that’s why I’m telling you the way I look at these things. This isn’t simply a mainstream integral opinion; it’s a super-integral perspective derived from Third Tier insights.
I won’t tell you that your Column doesn’t matter, that they’re all the same, none better or worse than another… that would be ridiculous. I won’t tell you that Third Column is the best and First Column is the worst; that would be wrong and offensive. I believe it’s just as important as knowing your Tier, and yet no one is talking about it. What importance you give this information is up to you, given your unique View (non-integral, Integral View, or Super-Integral View). Hopefully, you are encouraged to study a bit of Integral Magic to figure out how to discern the relevance of these distinctions for yourself.
According to computer analysis, the human brain contains complex neural pathways and structures revealing designs in more than three dimensions — indeed, there are structures as complex as 11 dimensions within the human brain.
But who has studied the brains of animals to look for structures of similar complexity? Do honey bees rely upon 8-dimensional analysis to build their honeycombs? Do trap door spiders rely upon 6-dimensional analysis to predict the behavior of their prey? Do gorillas perceive their lovers using the power of 9-dimensional perceptions? Can dolphins think in 12 dimensions?
I see no reason why this could not be not the case, though of course evidence would need to be developed to know for certain. We already know animals have special intelligences or skills or gifts that we do not possess. Even trees can “hear” water and move towards it when necessity calls in a manner that a human being cannot.
What we are talking about here is the possibility that animals are not “less evolved” than we are in some absolute sense, but they may be able to look into and perceive and analyze the universe in ways that we cannot.
We must learn … and to learn, we must learn to protect and serve our fellow companions on the Earth. And we must humbly open our imaginations to respect their unique gifts, even when we cannot see them or know for certain what they are.
Hello friends and fellow integralists,
The haphazardness of my social media presence after writing “Soulfully Gay” and “Rising Up” over the past decade
………….. as Teal and Turquoise and Indigo and Violet and …. unfolded………… (in plain language, as I grew more fully into being an evolutionary, systematic thinker, intuitive, visionary, and mystic)
is now revealing a more wieldy package of discrete nodes. There are many moving pieces, so I want to let my friends and fans know the landscape.
Here’s how things are shaping up as of the Fall 2017.
(a) “Integral Cauldron” (for Magic/Magick/esotericism),
(b) “Brave New Words” (for autobiography), and
(c) “Unitive Spirituality” (a newly launched newspaper column for the LGBT community & beyond). (BTW my old blog, GaySpirituality.com, was transferred to a new owner last year.)
Note: my website also has info on my books & 11 years of my blog archives from 2005 – 2016.
A new spiritual autobiography, tentatively entitled Brave New Words, written in both English and Lingua-U, is slated for completion in 2020. (This will include expanded details on my so-called “Indigo period” including my relationship with the spirit I am calling the “Archangel Queibriel”.)
2. THE “PRACTICE” BLOG with a (more or less) daily blog at The Kalendar and http://thekalendar.com/ – This is where I do my daily contemplative practice, in a feedback loop for the public. As it is done in real time, it will vary somewhat according to my travel schedule and need to attend to other obligations.
The Kalendar is the temporal Konstruct (Sacred Time) of my worldview artistry. It is inspired by the calendar of the T’ai Hsüan Ching -Taixuanjing
I will not regularly cross-post these writings with my Homepages, so if you want to follow this stuff, you must subscribe to the blog and/or FB feed or Twitter feed.
A book on Spiritual Practice is planned for 2019.
3. THE EMERGENT WEBSITES / FB Pages – works in progress
(a) LINGUA-U.COM / Lingua-U – “Lingua-U, The Unitive Metalanguage”, is the priimary linguistic Konstruct (Sacred Thought) of my worldview artistry, stay tuned here for more as the book & other writings emerge in the next several months. It presentsa Prologue; two Sutras, one on Lingua-U proper and another on a second new language, Jai’ai, and a new “Kernel” for Integrative World Spirituality, a new scriptural genre which is a cross between a Sutra and an Application Programming Interface (or API).
The Lingua-U book will be sent to reviewers in December 2017 and published in 2018. I am committed to ensuring that an electronic version of the book is available 100% free of charge to the public.
(b) INTEGRALISM.ORG / [future website TBA in January 2018] / Integralism– Integralism tracks my contribution to the broader world of Integral Spirituality, drawing especially from Ken Wilber, Terri O’Fallon, and Aurobindo.
Integralism includes theory and practice related to the holistic Konstruct called the Wheel of Spirit, which evolves the traditions of indigenous and aboriginal spirituality (with nods of gratitude to my Mexican grandparents and ancestors in Mesoamerica).
*** Our world is in a period of time when we must reclaim key aspects of the primordial magical worldviews of our ancestors if we are to survive and thrive in times threatened by the real possibility of Apocalypse. The Wheel of Spirit is my effort to reclaim indigenous spirituality in a smart, philosophically robust way that includes pluralistically as much wisdom as possible from as many tribes as possible, past, present, and future. ***
When complete, the future Integralism website will present collaborative visions on the future of interfaith and interspiritual work in the Abrahamic traditions.
(c) INTEGRALMAGIC.COM / “Integral Magic Circle” FB Group, will be relaunched in 2018 or 2019 with writings and conversation specifically evolving the T’ai Hsüan Ching -Taixuanjing, Magick, and Thelema. These are a series of works to be written over 5 to 10 years. Highlights include:
(c/1) The Bear-Yak Zodiac (a.k.a. The New Zodiac), a contribution to mythopoetic astrological wisdom.
(c/2) The Stone-Star Tarot (a.k.a. The New Tarot), a contribution to the heritage of Carl Jung, Archetypal psychology, and Tarot-based esoteric thought. Three Decks of the Tarot are envisioned, each of 52 cards, to be used as flash cards for Lingua-U language instructions.
(c/3) Uvoha (a.k.a. The New Atlas), a contribution to geomancy and a response to aspects of George Gurdjieff’s philosophy via Arnold Keyserling.
(c/4) The New Map of Subtleties (a.k.a. The New Tree of Life), an update of Kabbalah-based wisdom which replaces Hebrew with the letters of the International Phonetic Alphabet as incorporated into Lingua-U.
(c/5) Klock (a.k.a. The New Klock), along with the Kalendar, one of the key vision-logic interfaces to Integral Magic, using the 24-hour clock.
(c/6) Untitled (a.k.a. The New Map of the Heavens), a work on the Divine Names including the new 270 Names of Allah revealed in “Lingua-U: The Unitive Metalanguage”.
4. COMMUNITY – I am active in the “Integral Agape” community forum where I share interesting links and contribute to general discussion topics of interest to integralists and evolutionaries. I am also a member of a few other Integral, Magic, Christian, interfaith, and LGBT discussion groups and often respond when tagged.
*** On a personal note, as my focus turns primarily to completing my books and websites, I will strive to be less “reactive” to the noise in social media. I hope you’ll notice a positive shift in the way that I engage on social media. ***
5. BRIDGE OF LIGHT – My ministry to the worldwide LGBT community and allies is now focused on the annual Bridge of Light holiday, with info at Bridge of Light – LGBTQ Worldwide Holiday and http://bridgeoflight.lgbt
6. THE KALENDAR SERIES – My sci-fi/fantasy book series is in the process of being fully reimagined as entertaining literature for pre-teens and adolescent children. The second edition of THE BLACK STONE and the first editions of its sequels, THE RED JEWEL and THE BROWN SWORD, will be finished in 2019 or 2020.
Book One of The Kalendar Series was published by Tangent Publishers, an imprint of Integral Publishers, in 2016.
other Internet and social media projects that I’ve started or participated in somewhat will probably need to be backburnered really soon. As you can see, I’ve got a lot on my plate ……………… plus my day job and getting/staying healthy ……………. and life & love …………… I won’t announce anything formally; obsolete stuff will just go away or disappear into the archive when the time comes.
Thanks for following along with me on this evolving path of my spiritual walkabout, a maze of murkiness turning more into a labyrinth of unfolding layers, ever approaching a peaceful equilibrium.
L: Light, Love & Law,
Joe Perez – Author
As I woke this morning, there were remnants of an interesting dream still floating through my awareness.
At the control room in heaven, many simulations of the heavens could be seen and manipulated — without visible technology. In the subtle realm, it showed itself as a place, but I knew it was really the mind of God.
I came there by route of related, wild, and bawdy dreams of androids and people … and a desire to mate.
At the center of the control room, there was an enclosure encircled by half-moon walls. I leaned against the wall, partly within the opening. Several beautiful people or androids surrounded me.
“The rules of mating are different inside the enclosure,” said someone. I knew I entered into a mating ritual of some kind with a woman there.
A young man I knew from Facebook only walked into the circle nonchalantly and programmed his ethical code into the heavenly computer. As I watched, I knew he was setting the level below this one: THE GREATEST DEPTH FOR THE GREATEST SPAN.
Trying to impress a potential mate with my knowledge, I boasted: “That’s not going to get the result he thinks it is, because he left himself out of the formula.”
A beautiful woman asked, “Or do you mean that he left YOU out of the formula?”
I paused, not sure what to say. She added, “When you’ve come here by the route we’ve taken, you know these sorts of things.”
The young man departed, giving me an arrogant look as if to say, See how selfless I am. You can’t program it like I can because you’re too self-centered.
I didn’t step further into the control center, but from where I stood I could see into many levels along the path I seem to vaguely remember. First, there was the GREATEST DEPTH FOR THE GREATEST SPAN. Beneath that level, there was the GREATEST SPAN FOR THE GREATEST DEPTH. Active simulations of the heavens were running on all these levels, and I felt as though the previous night’s dreams had shown me problems there, with a hint of Westworld thrown in.
Shown… and then forgotten, or removed from me. I prayed that angels could remember what I could not.
I remembered a tiny bit of one more series of levels beneath these three: machine-less computers were running related simulations in various space-time enfoldments. As they did so, planetary features appeared in various landscapes and cavernous terrains.
I looked at one such permutation as its machine-code language instruction began to inform my awareness, as if it were written in Lingua-U, a metalanguage coded to help to divinize the Earth itself: THE GREATEST DEPTH FOR THE GREATEST SPAN GIVEN THE CONSTRAINTS OF GAIA, THIS PARTICULAR SPACE-TIME GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEM OF COORDINATES…
Someone, a lovely lady I think, took my mind away. It is time to wake up.