View Full Version : the simple magic of distance

solomon levi
06-19-2012, 08:57 PM
Have you noticed how much of reality, how much of the variety of it,
is simply a difference in distance?
Distance is measure, space, time, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, color, sound...
Distance is awareness. Consider the different awarenesses associated with
beta, alpha, theta and delta brainwaves.
Consider also detachment - to put distance between yourself and something else.
Consider watching your thoughts instead of identifying with them.
Consider standing two or three feet away from a person and then standing 2 or 3 inches.
How magical and pervasive is this simple function of distance.

This is you. Consciousness, time, distance... This is all we are.
Does all science and magic come down to distance? So simple?

06-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Heideggar said in BT, that dasein is Time and by extension space, so the greatest mystery of the universe maybe Experience itself. Distance would then be just a weakening of Experience, proximity the converse. just a thought :rolleyes:

solomon levi
06-22-2012, 12:26 AM
Sounds good. I imagine that as greater proximity = greater density = matter,
and conversely less proximity = space. But it's all the same Prima Materia.

I just noticed something in Castaneda that supports this view I'm trying to get across -
that you are All, consciousness, time, distance...

From "The Wheel of Time":
"When I talk about time, I am not referring to something which is measured by the movement of a clock. Time is the essence of attention; the Eagle's emanations are made out of time; and properly, when one enters into any aspect of the other self, one is becoming acquainted with time.
The wheel of time is like a state of heightened awareness which is part of the other self, as the left side awareness is part of the self of everyday life. It can physically be described as a tunnel of infinite length and width; a tunnel with reflective furrows. Every furrow is infinite, and there are infinite numbers of them. Living creatures are compulsorily made, by the force of life, to gaze into one furrow. To gaze into it means to be trapped by it, to live that furrow.
Will belongs to the wheel of time. It is something like the runner of a vine, or an intangible tentacle which all of us possess. A warrior's final aim is to learn to focus it on the wheel of time in order to make it turn. Warriors who have succeeded in turning the wheel of time can gaze into any furrow and draw from it whatever they desire. To be trapped compulsorily in one furrow of time entails seeing the images of that furrow only as they recede. To be free from the spellbinding force of those grooves means that one can look in either direction, as images recede or as they approach."

I'm sure I've quoted this before, but this time I noticed, and want to emphasize, that the wheel of time,
the tunnel of light, the Ouroboros... is you; as CC says, a state of heightened awareness.
Also, he had described will as a tentacle coming from the abdominal area of one's luminosity, the
luminous egg/sphere we each possess... and here is describing it as an aspect of the wheel of time.
I hadn't noticed him making the connection so obviously before - that our aura, bands, energy bodies
ARE the wheel of time.
Here is another quote, this time from "The Fire from Within":
"For a seer, men are luminous beings. Our luminosity is made up of that portion of the Eagle's emanations which is encased in our egglike cocoon. That particular portion, that handful of emanations that is encased, is what makes us men. To perceive is to match the emanations contained inside our cocoon with those that are outside. Seers can see , for instance, the emanations inside any living creature and can tell which of the outside emanations would match them.
The emanations are something indescribable. My personal comment would be to say that they are like filaments of light. What's incomprehensible to normal awareness is that the filaments are aware. I can't tell you what that means, because I don't know what I am saying. All I can tell you with my personal comments is that the filaments are aware of themselves, alive and vibrating, that there are so many of them that numbers have no meaning and that each of them is an eternity in itself.
Perception is a condition of alignment; the emanations inside the cocoon become aligned with those outside that fit them. Alignment is what allows awareness to be cultivated by every living creature. Seers make these statements because they see living creatures as they really are: luminous beings that look like bubbles of whitish light.
The emanations inside and the emanations outside are the same filaments of light. Sentient beings are minute bubbles made out of those filaments, microscopic points of light, attached to the infinite emanations.
The luminosity of living beings is made by the particular portion of the Indescribable Force 's emanations they happen to have inside their luminous cocoons. When seers see perception, they witness that the luminosity of the Eagle's emanations outside those creatures' cocoons brightens the luminosity of the emanations inside their cocoons. The outside luminosity attracts the inside one; it traps it, so to speak, and fixes it. That fixation is the awareness of every specific being.
Seers can also see how the emanations outside the cocoon exert a particular pressure on the portion of emanations inside. This pressure determines the degree of awareness that every living being has.
The Eagle's emanations are more than filaments of light. Each one of them is a source of boundless energy. Think of it this way: since some of the emanations outside the cocoon are the same as the emanations inside, their energies are like a continuous pressure. But the cocoon isolates the emanations that are inside its web and thereby directs the pressure.
I've mentioned to you that the old seers were masters of the art of handling awareness. What I can add now is that they were the masters of that art because they learned to manipulate the structure of man's cocoon. I've said to you that they unraveled the mystery of being aware. By that I meant that they saw and realized that awareness is a glow in the cocoon of living beings. They rightly called it the glow of awareness.
The old seers saw that man's awareness is a glow of amber luminosity more intense than the rest of the cocoon. That glow is on a narrow, vertical band on the extreme right side of the cocoon, running along its entire length. The mastery of the old seers was to move that glow, to make it spread from its original setting on the surface of the cocoon inward across its width."

We are men, human beings, now, only due to alignment. "God" did not make/create us so. It is a matter of involution/evolution, making known the unknown.
In another book, or maybe the same one, DJ talks about the possibility of our luminous eggs splitting open and merging with the emanations at large.
A similar event, on a smaller fractal scale, is losing the human form - what we know as transcending the ego identity.