The Wick of Baphomet

24 Feb

Imagine that you are on a one dimensional line that curves around on itself regularly in two-dimensional space, forming a circle. Any point on that line would work as its central point. However, to divine the true geometric center, you would have to imagine the second dimension, and an epiphenomenal point in that higher dimension that does not exist on the line: the center of the circle.

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Next, imagine that you live on a two-dimensional plane which curves around on itself regularly, forming a sphere in three-dimensional space. Any point on that plane works as its central point. However, to divine the true geometric center, you would have to imagine a third dimension, and an epiphenomenal point in that higher dimension which does not exist on the plane: the center of the sphere.

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Now: imagine you live in a three-dimensional universe which curves around on itself, forming a continuous surface in a fourth dimension. Any point in our universe then works as its central point (which many modern astrophysicists assert to be true). However, to divine the true center, we must imagine a higher dimension, and an epiphenomenal point in that higher dimension which does not actually exist in our universe.

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Possible gaussian curvatures of the spacetime of our universe into a higher dimension, envisaged as points on a three-dimensional torus.

 

Invoking the Hindu axiom Atman is Brahman, we will now impose an anthropomorphization upon this point and call it Consciousness. (The idea that consciousness transcends locality is not that far-fetched; the idea has been broached by some of our most brilliant scientists). Simply put: the idea being explored is that we as separate souls or human beings (Atman) are each at the center of the experiential universe, but that as we ascend in consciousness we all approach and eventually meet at a point in higher dimensional space which is the true center and ultimate shared Self of us all: Brahman–Self-Reflective Totality.

Try contemplating this as an exercise: it’s subjective and not offered as a spiritual silver bullet that solves all mysteries. It’s just an exhilarating exercise in the use of imagination to contemplate ancient mystical doctrines using simple but modern geometry.

For my friends who are advanced students of the Great Work: you will see that, in this proposed dialectical hyper-sphere whose surface is our experiential universe, the radius connecting its hyper-center to every point in that universe is similar in function to the ancient doctrine of Jacob’s Ladder: the filament, equidistant between all beings and their supreme ultimate reality, upon which the mercurial angels of gnosis carry information from “heaven” to “earth”.

We Satanists refer to this filament as the Wick of Baphomet and its fire is the Astral Light.

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The wick of Baphomet: the connective filament that conducts information-gnosis from the point of absolute self-aware totality to every point in the experiential universe.