Disruption of the Pentagram
A five pointed Star, a symbol we often see and as good as any to lie upon the soul of man and equally his body, (head, torso, left and right arm, left and right foot), to provide an analogous understanding of his Gray Matter.
The pentagram has ancient origins and has been apprehended by various cultures as a symbol that arbitrates anthropological fascination. To the Babylonians a Pythagorean initiation, to the Egyptians a specific education and by the Middle Ages it signified the mark of the Witch and disciples of Satan. Mystics such as the Kabbalahists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons wielded it as a magical Talisman and it can be found in most antiquarian and modern Grimoires. Today, it still stands as a representative of arcane knowledge that remains Occult to most and only a matter of happenstance that it adorns the flag of several modern countries to include the (52) United States of America.
Some would say the symbol represents the (5) Five Senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. While others would argue that it makes up the Platonic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water , (Ether) to explain away the physics of the known Universe. But what of the Unknown?
It was Pythagoras that described the number (4) as the final number that brings everything together, a way to describe the universe in quarters such as the (4) Directions, (4) Primary Elements, etc. and a system for man to transition to the next stage of conscious awareness. He was of the opinion that if man exists as a three-dimensional being, there must be a way for him to step forward into a fourth dimension.
Walking forward isn’t enough to breach the Event Horizon nor does it create that much needed disruption which leads us to the fifth point on the star. The fifth is a place where friction produces change and our resourcefulness builds soul. Some call this fifth point on the star Spirit instead of Soul, or Soul instead of Ether We may even call this essence but isn’t it essentially communicating the same thing?
Semantics is about the relation of words to thoughts but also the relativity of words to other human concerns.
Semantics is thusly, the relationship of words and reality. More specifically, the users of words commit themselves to a shared understanding of a truth and the way their thoughts are anchored to things, situations, and ideas in the world.
Words are often in relation to a specific community, when a new word enters our language so too can a new world become in that process of creation and of creativity.
This strange new realm arises as an act of creation by a single speaker that evokes the same idea in the rest of the participants. This creates a unique understanding with in a small population and only the holders of that understanding will be understood. It’s added to the pool that empties into the Ocean. As it reaches more people, what we have then is considered common language. Words are magic, in that they aren’t just identifiers. They’re fluid like emotions. Words are also related to sensations in such a way that certain words are saturated with feelings and this benefaction incites invocation.
In this regard, words create social relationships which not only transfer ideas from person to person but also negotiate the type of relationship they seek to have with conversational partnerships.
Whether written or spoken, words commit deeds.
Linguists refer to the inventory of concepts and schemes that combine them as Conceptual Semantics. The language of thought must be distinct from the language itself.
Rival understandings of words create a specific type of reality that exists in people’s heads vs. the actual state of things. The language of thought frames it in such a way that a single object or event becomes vastly different and often incompatible. This capability allows modern man to continue the evolution of creativity. For without it, he would become stunted, and run out of material for scientific and literary creativity as well as a sort of social stage for the dramas of daily life where we live in arenas of human disruption.
Within the Coliseum of daily drama you stand the pentagram blind-folded and spun round and round like the wheel of Conceptual Semantics about to face five champions. All of which represent a threat to your very survival as Gladiator.
- Threat of New-comers, threat of the Unknown
Friend or Foe, you just don’t know. A threat none-the-less.
- Threat of Rivalry
Rivals abound threaten your comforts. You think you got the right way of thinking? Awesome opinions? Got it all under-control? Boy, are you ever wrong.
- Threat of Substitution
Atmospheres are traded, one for another. You’d rather be there, that place in your head you’re always day-dreaming but instead, you are here.
- Threat of supply
So many things offered yet so little gained. Got everything you need and want? Well why the hell not?
- Leverage of Demand
In order for they, those, and them to benefit from your existence, you remain in power with your demands. Don’t feel like you have much control? Perhaps you should start leveraging. The remaining Challenger is You.
We are but what our brains perceive, and yet there’s so much more than we are aware of. The mind wanders allowing a memory to conjure a thought and then another and another and it is this process that our brains create free associations to analogies that break us out of the box of comforts. The vague is given construct and we switch to an analytic mode by default where only the relevant parts remain. We are quite capable of disrupting ourselves so much that allows for creativity. It’s not as if we create in a vacuum, no single person can take credit for creating themselves or any byproduct of individual personhood. Our social nature allows for information to be transferred from person to person, Anthropologists refer to this method as Cultural Ratcheting; a way that ideas are transferred from person to person, generation to generation and culture to culture. The information remains the same until a disruption occurs allowing for an idea to form that creates an improvement and/or advancement of the original.
Having thoughts is part of our human experience but it doesn’t mean that all thoughts have intrinsic value. Thoughts can form ideas with a little disruption. Ideas thereby become working models though they will be constantly and consistently under threat. The threat of a new-comer questioning it, a rival challenging it, and the influences abound to offer a constant supply of substitution. Your demands be damned! Your wants then become their wants, until you’ve forgotten what you wanted in the first place. You may even be no better or worse than when you started.
Allow your mind to wander but not so far that it loses all sight of any recognizable point of reference. Seek a demographic. Chances are in your favor that a group of people are after the same things that you are but what you’re looking for is a much needed disruption. Otherwise, you’ll just get infected with a virus that behaves like a parasite. A demographic is more useful than a peer-group, who the hell are your peers anyway? Peers end up mirroring each other and there’s no real innovation, or spark for creation. If you’re looking for a way to create, innovate and advance, you need inspiration to find a way to become the anomaly in the machine. Or else, you are bound to ratchet away in the same manner as you always have been. No real point of reference to enact your default analytic mode. No way to get your thoughts together to form an idea to develop or progress.
6 Million Years of primate evolution have left foot-prints behind, though while you’re looking back, you are refusing to put your best foot forward; right foot, left foot, head, torso, arms and the innate essence sparked 100,000 years ago that separates us from other species still following the same diagram of progress.
A disruption of the Earth’s landscape forced early Homos to innovate while fighting tooth and claw for resources; a spark in our Gray Matter that put a fast step forward into the 5th point on the Pentagram. Meanwhile, the cockroach remains essentially unchanged since the age of the dinosaur, doing all of its buggy things and yet still remains at the bottom of the food-chain. They out-number us sure, but imagine if it evolved into a species with as much Gray Matter as we Homo Sapiens. We imagine that they would just mimic us.
The irony is, today, we scurry around doing all of our human things like insects, it can’t but be wondered if we are destined to become just like the Cockroach.
We long for a much needed disruption. It would seem only a small percentage of our species is dissatisfied with technology or our ability to just invent things. Pentagrams in the sky allow their minds to wander off to a place where existential crisis is born, an idea cultivated that is third world, and damn near primitive. Gods, aliens, invisible beings, and entire worlds built on nothing more than dissatisfaction. Might as well go back to caves, sling shit and grunt stories a place where the whole religious debacle started in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s really nothing wrong with religion. It satisfies a human need, thing is… Why do we need it?
Am I to believe that our essence longs for something magical, mystical and not of this world, in order to see my full potential realized?
What would disrupt me that much that turns me a believer? A bunch of Fairy Tales, empty promises or the Gnosis of others? Then what, all my wishes come true? I somehow enter into a 4th Dimension where my material being is nothing more than abstraction? A figure of my imagination?
All of this dance on the head of a pin, and yet I’m threading the needle; crafting up something I can use.