Web of Life

Chapter Six

Delicately gossamer to the eye, Spider Woman’s web is woven in stupendous power from the depths beyond common human sight.  Mountains that appear solidly fixed in space and time to the human eye shear to emptiness with quantum observations. 

“When you drill down into the core of even the most solid-looking material, separateness dissolves.  All that remains, like the smile of the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland, are relationships extending curiously throughout space and time.  These connections were predicted by quantum theory and were called ‘spooky action at a distance’ by Albert Einstein.  Quantum mechanics approached the cardinal mystery of existence — the puzzle of how patterns of neuronal activity become transformed into subjective awareness — with ever smaller measurements.  One of the founders of quantum theory, Erwin Schrödinger, dubbed this peculiarity entanglement, and said ‘I would not call that one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics.”  (Dean Radin)

The web that Spider Woman spun from her own substance to create life is a profoundly entangled weave of quantum interactions beyond the range of human vision.  Deep connections of the web of life that all peoples recognize in some way or guise are explained with quantum physics in Western science.  Observations of quantum mechanics made in numerous experiments lead the edge of discovery.  In greatly simplified terms, quantum mechanics shows that the universe is an information network that is distinguished by four primary properties.  

Properties of the Quantum Web

Entanglement  is the principle that subatomic particles that have been connected remain connected, or entangled.  If something happens to one particle, regardless of how distant it is from an entangled particle, the other one immediately responds. 

Coherence  is alignment of particles or waves with each other.  Focused laser light is coherent, for example, in contrast to light from random sources that is not coherent. 

Non-Locality  is instantaneous transportation of information between entangled particles, regardless of location.  This challenges Einstein’s idea that information does not move faster than the speed of light, but quantum mechanics has proven this is not true. 

Resonance  is the tendency of a system to move, or oscillate, at a certain rate or frequency.  This results from function of the wave, which compares with other waves such as water waves. 

Ancients observed quantum principles in sacred sciences and explained them in organic terms for theologies and philosophies, because these were the focus of ancient cultures.  In classical Eastern philosophy quantum mechanics expounds on the foundational principle and paradox of the universe, the Tao, observed by Lao Tzu in the Tao te Ching.  

The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three;
Three produced All things. All things leave behind them the Obscurity
(out of which they have come), and go forward to embrace the
Brightness (into which they have emerged), while they are harmonised
by the Breath of Vacancy.

What men dislike is to be orphans, to have little virtue, to be as
carriages without naves; and yet these are the designations, which
kings and princes use for themselves. So it is that some things are
increased by being diminished, and others are diminished by being

What other men (thus) teach, I also teach. The violent and strong
do not die their natural death. I will make this the basis of my

The Theology of Arithmetic by fourth-century neo-Platonist Iamblichus, for example, employs propagation using ten numbers similar to the way the Tao-te Ching uses three numbers.   Plato, an initiate of the Egyptian mystery school, employed discourse, allegory and geometric metaphor.  His contributions are as timely today as they were when his genius kindled the Rebirth of Europe in the sixteenth century.  Logos, which Plato used in the gnostic sense to mean “the word remaining within” and the Stoics used for the generative or productive principle of the universe, remains pivotal to theories of intelligent design and observations of quantum mechanics. 

Knowledge of ancient origins was lost with expansion of Rome’s empire, which first consumed and then discarded memories of indigenous cultures.  When Rome collapsed, indigenous infrastructures that had sustained local cultures had been dismantled and Europe fell into a Dark Age.  When Plato’s manuscripts began awakening Europe with the Renaissance, cultures of the indigenous people of Europe were obscured by ruins of the collapsed empire. 
Rome’s Inquisition against Galileo for finding that the Sun is the center of the solar system, which the Earth orbits, after viewing it with his telescope deeply affected Western science.  In a void of indigenous sciences that had viewed the Sun as the governor of life on Earth, early scientists distanced themselves from Rome’s religious bias.  Science and religion were separated in Europe, which left it bereft of sacred sciences known to indigenous peoples worldwide. 

Knowledge of ancestors from the stars was lost in both the religion and science of Europe.  Anxiety about humanity’s origin and place in the cosmos grew in the void left by lost knowledge. 

The atomic bomb and environmental consequences hand-in-hand with the necessity of unifying physics and metaphysics, science and religion, were chief concerns of the earliest UFO contacts in the 1950s. 

At UFO conventions George van Tassel sponsored at Giant Rock, California, UFOs made public appearances, “flying midway between the earth and the starry heaven,” just as Homer had poetically portrayed Juno’s ancient steeds in the Iliad.  Van Tassel’s UFO contactors, identified with the planet Venus, used symbolism of the Feathered Serpent of Mexico with contemporary terms for context of the contact.  Van Tassel never discussed or showed awareness of the Feathered Serpent’s historical importance in Mexico, but symbolism the UFO contactors used identified them with the Ancestors of Lemuria and Hyperborea.  Giant Rock is in the area Lemurians anciently migrated to when their Pacific Islands began subsiding. 

Cosmic Fire

The flame that rises in waters of life, cosmic fire is an intermediary between the physical realm and the celestial world.   In Hindu stories and legends of the Purânas, Agni is the fire that conveys the messages of gods.  Agni is one of the three main gods of the Vedas that rises in primordial splendor.  It is the first word of the first hymn of the first of the four Vedas. 

The presence and flow of electric charge is one of Agni’s aspects as electric fire.  Electricity gives a wide variety of effects — lightningstatic electricityelectromagnetic induction, and electrical current.  In electricity, charges produce electromagnetic fields , which act on other charges.  In addition, electricity permits the creation and reception of electromagnetic radiation such as radio waves.  

Memorializing Agni’s awesome power, India named its first long-range strategic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons, with accompanying electromagnetic pulses, Agni.  The Electric Universe theory is based on properties of plasmas comprising 99.999% of the visible universe and natural electrical phenomena, e.g., lightning, St Elmo's Fire, etc., which react strongly to electromagnetic fields. 

In the Purânas’ tales, Agni’s three sons represent his sustaining triumvirate:

1.      Pavaka is the electric fire,
2.      Pavamana the fire produced by friction, and
3.      Suchi the solar fire. 

Metaphorically these are "Spirit, Soul, and Body, the three great Root groups . . ." explained Helena Blavatsky
“Every fire has a distinct function and meaning in the worlds of the physical and the spiritual.  It has, moreover, in its essential nature a corresponding relation to one of the human psychic faculties, besides its well determined chemical and physical potencies when coming in contact with the terrestrially differentiated matter."

Discussing the intelligence of “man-bearing planets,” the adept Koot Hoomi used the substratum of fire to exemplify the one permanent cause of all phenomena in 1882. 

“. . . there is but one element and it is impossible to comprehend our system before a correct conception of it is firmly fixed in one’s mind.  You must therefore pardon me if I dwell on the subject longer than really seems necessary.  But unless this great primary fact is firmly grasped the rest will appear unintelligible.  This element then is the — to speak metaphysically — one sub-stratum or permanent cause of all manifestations in the phenomenal universe.  The ancients speak of the five cognizable elements of ether, air, water, fire, earth, and of the one incognizable element (to the uninitiates) the sixth principle of the universe — call it Purush Sakti, while to speak of the seventh outside the sanctuary was punishable with death.  But these five are but the differentiated aspects of the one.  As man is a seven-fold being so is the universe — the septenary microcosm being to the septenary macrocosm but as the drop of rainwater is to the cloud from whence it dropped and whither in the course of time it will return.  In that one are embraced or included so many tendencies for  the evolution of air, water, fire, etc. (from the purely abstract down to their concrete condition) and when those latter are called elements it is to indicate their productive potentialities for numberless form changes or evolution of being.  Let us represent the unknown quantity as X; that quantity is the one eternal immutable principle — and A, B, C, D, E, five of the six minor principles or components of the same; viz., the principles of earth, water, air, fire and ether (akasa) following the order of their spirituality and beginning with the lowest.  There is a sixth principle answering to the sixth principle Buddhi , in man (to avoid confusion remember that in viewing the question from the side of the descending scale the abstract All or eternal principle would be numerically designated as the first, and the phenomenal universe as the seventh, and whether belonging to man or to the universe — viewed from the other side the numerical order would be exactly reversed) but we are not permitted to name it except among the initiates.  I may however hint that it is connected with the process of the highest intellection... 

“Take Fire.  D — the primal igneous [fiery] principle resident in X — is the ultimate cause of every phenomenal manifestation of fire on all the globes of the chain.  The proximate causes are the evoluted secondary igneous agencies which severally control the seven descents of fire on each planet, (every element having its seven principles and every principle its seven sub-principles and these secondary agencies before doing so, having in turn become primary causes.) D is a septenary compound of which the highest fraction is pure spirit.  As we see it on our globe it is in its coarsest, most material condition, as gross in its way as is man in his physical encasement.  In the next preceding globe to ours fire was less gross than here: on the one before that less still.  And so the body of flame was more and more pure and spiritual, less and less gross and material on each antecedent planet...  On each globe of the chain there are seven manifestations of fire of which the first in order will compare as to spiritual quality with the last manifestation on the next preceding planet: the process being reversed, as you will infer, with the opposite arc.  The myriad specific manifestations of these six universal elements are in their turn but the offshoots, branches or branchlets of the one single primordial “Tree of Life.”

Earth’s life branches from the sprawling elemental roots of the cosmic tree of life.  We are the young tree growing from the older trunk, but sharing the same roots. The roots that sustain humanity are the same ones that sustain galactic races.  The cosmic tree of life in fractal expressions are the connecting link of the Ancestors’ ancient cultures and modern UFO contacts.  Laurette Sejourne commented on this fundamental theme in Burning Water: Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico.

“Meso-american cultures again and again describe the mystic formula expressing union between man and the Whole.  The mathematical speculations known to have occupied a very important place in their studies were aimed at calculating the successive phases of union between the individual and the cosmic soul – between Venus and the Sun – phases that must gradually lead to complete Union.”

Universal patterns are archetypes that shape growth in continually changing conditions of the expanding universe.  Every archetype has an opposite consistent with the duality that brings forth the physical world.  These opposites are balanced in vector equilibrium.  

In philosophy, Plato first referred to ideal Forms of the perceived or sensible things or types to articulate the concept of an archetype.  Plato believed the cosmos itself came into being using as its model the world of Forms, or archetypes. 

Carl Jung explains, “The term ‘archetype’ occurs as early as Philo Judaeus, with reference to the Imago Dei (God-image) in man.  It can also be found in Irenaeus, who says:  ‘The creator of the world did not fashion these things directly from himself but copied them from archetypes outside himself… The term ‘archetype’ is not found in St. Augustine, but the idea of it is… he speaks of ‘ideae principalis,’ which are themselves not formed . . . but are contained in the divine understanding.”  

With each part repeating the same characteristic as the whole, which may be identical at every scale or nearly the same in various scales, fractals are permuting archetypes.  They are derived with mathematical sets that require tremendous computing capabilities, and developed simultaneously with DNA science in the late twentieth century.  

The fractal nature of DNA with self-similar sets and mutations embodies archetypes of organic life.  In the web of life, the divine informs creativity, complexity, and organization in the ever-expanding physical universe.  The divine is never limited to the dimensions of energy, space, and time with innumerable organic permutations.  It is infinite and located only by its own decision and perception.  The Spirit of God hovered over the physical medium of water when the Earth was formless in Genesis 1, after exploding into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  Spirit was exterior to the water and surface of the darkness when calling forth light. 

The divine weaves the organic web with quantum processes and properties – entanglement, coherence, non-locality and resonance.  Even with two particles, their connection and function represent a system that is entangled and coherently aligned to exchange information independently of location.  Oscillation in the wave function of the two particles generates resonance in the morphic field of their branch of the one primordial tree of organic life.  
Mind-soul mediates between the infinite divine and the finite physical in a three-way partnership that expands experience and understanding.  A failure of understanding brings pain and disruption when the mind-soul fails does not align the finite physical with the infinite divine source.  The sacred aligns physical, mental, and soul forces with the divine at all levels of true life.  No religion is higher than truth. 

Never bound in energy, space, and time, the divine binds and unbinds physical dimensions in continuous quantum processes, timelessly connecting humans, Bigfoot, and Ancestors with all of the web’s weavers. 

Radin, Dean.  2006.  Entangled Minds.  Extrasensory Experience in a Quantum Reality.  Pocketbooks, a division of Simon and Schuster, Inc.:  New York, NY.  pp 1, 14-17, 209-236

Mitchell, Edgar with Dwight Williams.  2008.  The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds.  Franklin Lake, NJ: The Career Press, Inc.

Lao Tzu, translated by James Legge.  1891.  The Tao-te Ching.  Internet Classics Archive. http://classics.mit.edu//Lao/taote.html

Iamblichus, translated by Robin Waterfield.  1988.  The Theology of Arithmetic.  Phanes Press:  Grand Rapids, MI.  pp 35-40

Chopra, Deepak.  “Cosmic Fire.”  October 21, 2012.

“The presence of charge gives rise to an electrostatic force: charges exert a force on each other, an effect that was known, though not understood, in antiquity.  A lightweight ball suspended from a string can be charged by touching it with a glass rod that has itself been charged by rubbing with a cloth.  If a similar ball is charged by the same glass rod, it is found to repel the first:  the charge acts to force the two balls apart.  Two balls that are charged with a rubbed amber rod also repel each other.  However, if one ball is charged by the glass rod, and the other by an amber rod, the two balls are found to attract each other.  These phenomena were investigated in the late eighteenth century by Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, who deduced that charge manifests itself in two opposing forms.  This discovery led to the well-known axiom:  like-charged objects repel and opposite-charged objects attract.
“The force acts on the charged particles themselves, hence charge has a tendency to spread itself as evenly as possible over a conducting surface.  The magnitude of the electromagnetic force, whether attractive or repulsive, is given by Coulomb's law, which relates the force to the product of the charges and has an inverse-square relation to the distance between them.  The electromagnetic force is very strong, second only in strength to the strong interaction, but unlike that force it operates over all distances.  In comparison with the much weaker gravitational force, the electromagnetic force pushing two electrons apart is 1042 times that of the gravitational attraction pulling them together.”

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna.  1888.  The Secret Doctrine, Volume 2.  Wheaton, IL:  The Theosophical Publishing House  p. 247

Buddhi is a feminine Sanskrit noun derived from the same root as the more familiar masculine form Buddha (< budh- to be awake, to understand, to know).  Buddhi denotes an aspect of mind that is higher than the rational mind and that is attracted to Brahman (i.e., to "Truth" (sat) or "Reality" (dharma)). Unlike manas, which is a composite of mind and ego deriving from an aggrandized "I-sense" that takes pleasure in pursuing worldly aims and sense pleasures, buddhi is that faculty that makes wisdom possible.  (Wikipedia)

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Jung, Carl, translated by R.F.C. Hull.  1990  The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious.  Princeton University Press:  New York, NY.  pp 3-5