Friday, January 25, 2008

My Crackpot Theory of Everything

I don't have the whole thing yet, elaborated fully into all its geometrical, ethical, world-historical, metaphysical, and nutritional aspects...but I'm workin' on it. Not workin' all that hard, I'll admit, but...I think about it once in a while.

The Crackpot Theory of Everything seems to be a stage each of us must go through at some point, in some incarnation or other, as we walk the spiritual path. It's even part of certain systems, like the A.A. is part of the long slog towards the B.S., so to speak. I certainly haven't the slightest wish to be "the leader of a school of thought" and I must not be all that far towards my own mystical B.S. degree since I have no "proposals for [the Universe's] welfare and progress"...it seems to be progressing just fine on its own (this progress, in fact, which my CTE conflates with evolution and divine entelechy, is central to the forthcoming
Kalibhakta Explains Everything [Llewellyn Press, 2012]).

These musings are prompted by a skim of a summary of Yeats's
A Vision, the poet's CTE and considered by him his finest work, all those lake isles and rough beasts notwithstanding. Do you have to have hallucinations of grandeur to concoct a CTE? Well, get this, from the mouth of the bard: "I send you the introduction of a book which will, when finished, proclaim a new divinity." (Imagine how he'd brag if he'd just written Chess for Dummies!) Admittedly, Yeats is writing at a remove from himself; he cloaked A Vision within a frame tale in which a white male (of course) travels to The East (of course) to uncover a complex (of course) system of hidden (of course) knowledge. Kalibhakta (of course) is interested in it because a) it's weird and b) it involves Yeats's own theory of the Holy Guardian Angel--that Being of psychological or spiritual or archetypal origin Who hath appear'd in many guises throughout time, from Sumerian spirit guides to WiHW's dynamic co-star, Laura (artist's conception above).

I'm sure I can be more, er, scientifique than Yeats, right? I mean, it's 2008! Vive la pocket protector! You got your Supreme Architect of the Universe, Who reveals Herself in Her unfolding (creation + how we perceive/imagine it), becoming, for those who recognize Her, the Source of Love and Joy-- the very love and joy She uses to call us to consciousness of Her and awaken our inner light, thus mirroring on the micro scale the evolution of the entire species, Universe, Multiverse... each positron and "random" event actually a point in Her Mandelbrot Set of self-revelation... well, that's a little abstract, but... OK, how about this: everything you see around you manifests divine Intelligence and Will, but none of it makes sense until you put it together for yourself-- assemble the pieces into your personal catechism or CTE...
but you lose the game if you get too attached to your theory...you want the game you're playing with Deep Black to be an Evergreen.

So lemme see... the Goddess! Angels! The Grail! Eastern tantra! Western tantra! Isis! Eleusis! Chaos! Self-organization! Hypnagogia... paranomasia... elephantoplasty...! A dollop of Engelbreitian Splenda! A smattering of dark elegance!

That's the blurb-in-progress...

4 comments:

  1. It's true; every man must Create their own System, or be enslav'd by another's -- that being said, these folks are taking that statement a bit too literally...

    Also of all the awe-inspiring, mind-blowing things that you reveal in this post, the most overwhelming has to be the link to this person Mary Engelbreit's website! I am... disturbed by this -- yet strangely drawn to it all the same...

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  2. wow, thank you for the link to Purgatorio! that is right up my alley...

    and, dawg, I can't believe you had not heard of Mary Engelbreit... tho I do realize that, in your rarefied Hollywood fancypants milieu, ME must rank about as high up there as Skoal on a paper plate...

    but she speaketh to me as well. I have been known to send ME cards, I once bought Sophia some ME stationery, and I linger over books of her art whilst in the bookstore. were I Gumby I would fain walk into them...

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  3. Sophia12:28 AM

    Lord, though, doesn't it make you tired? Coming up with a theory of everything? EVERYthing?

    And even if it's something as (relatively) simple and all inclusive as a blanket statement that there's order we can't see underlying chaos (though I think just as often, it's chaos we can't see underlying order)... even then the idea you can come up with your own comprehensive world view seems so full of hubris... and that's before whoever it is then decides it's such a good theory that everyone should subscribe to it...

    Not to, er, accuse you of that sort of egotism... :) particularly since your TOE isn't, as you say, fully worked out at this point (although in some respects that sort of egotism is inherent in having a blog, as you no doubt remember from mine...).

    I guess the question is why we need to understand so badly... maybe that's one reason ME is so well-loved... if life is just a bowl of cherries, then who would turn down the chance to spend an afternoon pitting them with a paper clip the way I learned when I lived in cherry country? It's just a nice, clean little theory, full of beauty and charm, the fruit and the pits...

    Oh, I'm getting too tired for this... I think I'll tuck any notion of responding coherently into my bedside table drawer with the TOE I had before I grew up... the one I discarded years ago... but still remember fondly...

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  4. Oh, Sophia, I love you! :)

    I, too, often wonder why we need so badly to know... my CTE/TOE says it's because our consciousness mirrors the ever-expanding Universal Conciousness and we yearn for God... :P

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    K

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