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Monday, January 26, 2009

Three Dimensions of Consciousness:

A Summary of the Paradigm
with Parallels to The Matrix


1) There are three dimensions of human consciousness: the “observing consciousness”, the consciousness of the ‘thinker’; and the ‘unconscious’.


2) The “observing consciousness” is Created ‘by and in the image of God’ (Genesis 1:27); while the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ and the ‘unconscious’ comprise, together, the ‘fallen’ consciousness*.


3) The ‘fallen’ consciousness is differentiated from the “observing consciousness” by means of self-reflection—the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ originating in the thought of the ‘thinker’; and the ‘unconscious’ emerging in its full reality and intensity only with the collapse/annihilation of the consciousness of the ‘thinker’.


4) The “observing consciousness” is a 2-dimensional ‘flat’ space consciousness; which, through self-reflection, differentiates into a ‘curved’ 3- dimensional space consciousness, within which the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ ‘thinks’ itself into existence—or, more accurately, extends itself in time. That is, without the thought of the ‘thinker’, there would be no concept of time, and the 3-dimensional ‘curved’ space consciousness originating in self-reflection would instantly collapse.


5) The 3-dimensional ‘curved’ space ‘fallen’ consciousness—having ‘self-reflected’ itself into existence by means of the ‘movement’ of self-reflection, and having maintained its existence of over time by means of the thought of the ‘thinker’—has, in fact, created itself. That is, the ‘fallen’ consciousness considers itself, for all practical purposes, as being equivalent to God; and the thoughts of the ‘thinker’ as being, for all practical purposes, equivalent to Revelations from God.


6) The Revelation of the three dimensions of human consciousness occurs against the backdrop of the annihilation/collapse of the 3-dimensional ‘curved’ space within which the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ ‘thinks’ itself into existence and maintains its existence over time.


7) The Revelation of the three dimensions of human consciousness occurs by means of the Vision of the “Son of man” [which is referred to in the Koran as the “Night Journey” of Mohammed, and in the Thanksgiving Hymns (1QH) of the Dead Sea Scrolls as the “Vision of Knowledge”] and the Revelation of the Memory of Creation (and “the Fall”).


Michael Cecil


* The conflict between the “observing consciousness” and the ‘fallen’ consciousness is symbolized in exquisite detail in a movie entitled The Matrix; in which Neo symbolizes Knowledge and the masculine aspect of the “observing consciousness”; Trinity (signifying the Revelation of the 3 dimensions of human consciousness) symbolizing Revelation and the feminine aspect of the “observing consciousness”; Agent Smith symbolizing the movement of self-reflection (parallel to the “dragon” in the Revelation of John); the taller of the other two agents symbolizing the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ or the “beast of the earth”; and the other agent symbolizing the ‘unconscious’ or the “beast of the sea”.


Of course, the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ would much more probably argue that The Matrix is nothing more than a story; that Neo symbolizes nothing; that there is no significance at all to either the name Trinity, or that Neo is opposed by three agents; or that the Matrix itself symbolizes the illusion created by the ‘fallen’ consciousness.


After all, to acknowledge that a movie could contribute information of direct relevance to the understanding of both Revelation and human consciousness would be a significant threat to the assumption of the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ that it, and it alone (as ‘God’), is capable of understanding and conveying the truth about human consciousness.