7/25/18: An Open Letter to Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks
My name is Aerez and I am a Practical Metaphysicist. I thoroughly enjoyed your series of articles called “on Consciousness”, published in the New York Review of Books. It gave me an illuminating snapshot of modern thought around consciousness within the intellectual community.
There is, however, yet another body of knowledge related to the question of consciousness other than those you have listed. Arguably, it is the most fascinating one of all. It is called Hebrew Metaphysics, also known as Practical Metaphysics. This ancient knowledge outlines an intricate map of human consciousness and the mind itself, showing us the structure and mechanism with which our conscious perception is continuously created.
While fragments of this knowledge are to be found in occultism, ancient astrology, gnostic Christianity, alchemy and other western traditions, the bulk has been buried in Aramaic and Hebrew writings for over 2500 years. What I am saying, gentlemen, is that the answers so desperately sought after by scientists are in fact buried in theology. It is a cosmic joke, that only behind the crippling tethers of religion we can find the blueprint of the metaphysical.
Practical Metaphysics, you see, is the bridge between science and theology.
This blueprint of consciousness, called in Hebrew Metaphysics “The Tree of Life”, is an elaborated map of the psyche itself, and of the Laws of Metaphysics which operate on our conscious perception at any given time. It shows that we perceive reality not with one mind, but with two – a masculine and a feminine one. These minds differ not only in their functionality, but also in the mechanism with which they function. One mind allows us to interact with three dimensions of space and one dimension of time, and the other allows us to interact with three dimensions of time and one dimension of space. It is the dynamic tension between these two minds that creates our perception of reality.
In fact, our unique perception of time, and consequentially of space, is the underlying reason for all human differences, conflicts and personalities. This blueprint tells us how our unique way of thinking impacts the way we think, act and even emote. The interesting piece is that once understood, it becomes self-evident. Where there is no pattern we only see chaos, much like the apparent random number of flower petals prior to Fibonacci’s work. Once a pattern is known, however, we realize that there is order to the disarray of the mind and can see the reflection of this pattern in our own thoughts, actions and even relationships with others.
Another interesting point is that when we dive into Practical Metaphysics, we realize that all theories are rooted in truth, and yet all theories are also incomplete. There is only one objective truth, sought after by the philosopher; as a collective, we circle the drain in an attempt to find it, getting closer and closer. All subjective truths are merely different perspectives, looking at the same point of origin. And so, for example, Practical Metaphysics demonstrates that panpsychism, dualism and simulation theory are all correct; these theories are simply focusing on one piece of the puzzle, so to speak.
Theology, that is to say philosophy, was once the only science available; in the 17th century, a scientist was called “a natural philosopher”. The Hebrew wisdom is the lost spiritual heritage of the west. It was the seed which created all western spiritual frameworks. It is time that we work together to understand the thread which connects them all and enjoy the fruits of the labor of those who carefully preserved it and passed it to us until this day.
If this is of any interest, do not hesitate to reach out.
With deep gratitude and respect,