Planes-of-Existence : Their Praevalent Qualities and Pragmatic Functions


distinctions among noncomposite planes-of-existence

plane

quality

for whom functional

astral

emotion

for non-intelligent material-body-ensconced entities : animals, plants, etc.

mental

symbolism

for intelligent material-body-ensconced entities : humans

causal

ethics

for nonmaterial-body-ensconced entities : deities and divinities


states-of-consciousness

state

orientation (via perceptions etc.) to planes and to planes' denizens

waking (jagrat)

to material universe (the composite plane-of-existence, composed of an amalgam of the noncomposite planes)

dreaming (svapna)

to nonmaterial universes (the noncomposite planes-of-existence)

dreamless sleep (sus.upti)

to void spaces which are separating the noncomposite planes-of-existence and/or are separating their subplanes

ordinary trance (turiya)

to aspects of more than a single plane (or subplane), witnessed simultaneously by a single observer

mystic trance (ati-turiya)

to the transmissional communication networking amongst divine committees of denizens of the noncomposite planes-of-existence : manifest as formless luminance (possibly filling visual field) and/or as inspecifically-located sound-current : and with possible synaisthesia


distinction between universals and particulars

nomenclature

location

nature

"universal"

universewide

maintenance of universe as a whole

"particular"

particular locality

local functionality (particular planet, galaxy, etc.)


As for pragmatic applications to rendering one's planet-of-residence conducive to understanding of metaphysics (as applied to sociality) and to restraining of vicious ploutokrateia, there are needed :


(1) limitations to be imposed (by common consent of entities to whom this may apply) upon gross aspects of emotionality (more suitable to nonintelligent forms of life) : this limitation may be achieved by expanding the application of social sentiments (to supplant cruder personal emotions), which is achievable by somewhat increasing the cohaerence of the symbolic (linguistic/religious) effects (of the reasoning mental plane, so as better to inform the emotional astral plane).

(2) intensification of influence emanating from the ethical causal plane, which can assist in increasing the cohaerence of the symbolic (linguistic/religious) structure (of the reasoning mental plane) in terms of effects on the emotional astral plane.


Although these improvements may be conceptualized as accomplished through rites performed especially at historically significant religious sites (Stonehenge, Ba<al-beqa<, etc.) and/or at currently significant political sites (national capitol aedifices, etc.), it is also requisite for ritualists involved to obtain and to retain in their own material bodies the biochemical means for metaphysical understanding, especially through the herbs (Bacopa, Ginkgo, etc.) traditionally known to conduce high-functioning of the mind, and likewise through (regular ingestation into the material body of) the herbs (Synaptolepis kirkii, Silene capensis, etc.) known to conduce to meaningful connections with the dream-world. Connections with the dream-world are of more fundamental significance than are memory-and-reasoning abilities, for praeternatural assistance to change the material world's oikonomic-and-governmental systems must, in order to become successful, largely emanate from influential (and human-affairs oriented) deities who abide mainly in dream-worlds.


[written 22 March 2017]