Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Intimate Universe

So today, Prof. Moss's lecture about Limited Fork reminded me of an essay written by Carl Gustav Jung called Seven Sermons of the Dead. The text explains Gnostic ideals fused with Jung's own psychoanalytic observations of his patients as well as himself to explain the universe as we know it. Prof. Moss's idea about the "root" of the bifurcating forks of Limited Fork, the intimate place where all things are truly one bears relation both to the Om of Eastern philosophy as well as Jung's "Pleroma". The Seven Sermons of the Dead explains the pleroma like this:

Harken: I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities.

This nothingness or fullness we name the PLEROMA. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities. In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma.

In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It is quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.

From here Jung proceeds to explain all things through basic and further bifurcations of the PLEROMA . The logical step from the synthesis of these ideas in my mind is to draw my idea of Media into the mix. I tried to integrate these systems and concepts in the following flowchart:

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