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The following is based on the supposition that unity comprises multiplicity in order to realize itself.

The interaction of unity and multiplicity is called ConsciousNess* and regarded as an inter-extrapolation that relates in a viewpoint which manifests ConsciousNess.

In 2750, an Egyptian priest of Ptah paraphrased it like this: “The seeing of the eyes, the hearing of the ears and the breathing of the nose report to the heart; the heart is the center of cognition, the tongue expresses the cognised” – and since this cognition consists of a reflection & projection, the priest added – “thus gods are made”.

The Egyptians called the cognition Hoor Paar Kraat (Horus the Child) and its Reflection & Projection Isis & Osiris. This relativity, or state of ConsciousNess did apparently not suffice, as they reflected & projected Isis & Osiris with Nephtys & Seth, setting of a contrary Reflection/Projection (R/P) dynamic, wherein Horus became the arbiter of its pole positions – or field limits – and thus an intermediate viewpoint.

Cultures subjected to this contrary R/P dynamic, called it a war of gods. In the Egyptian version, Seth divided Osiris and claimed his throne – or pole position – which put him into opposition to Horus, who joined (wed) his “mother” Isis. With the son of this marriage the entire process repeated itself – that is: the contrary R/P field and its intermediate viewpoint were doubled and turned into an eight-pole R/P dynamic which filled the Egyptian pantheon with numerous Horus (& Osiris) variants.

The history of Egyptian ConsciousNess (or religion) demonstrates, that it was henceforth governed by attempts to restrain this division-multiplication process through a 9th pole (or god) –which might have been the first monopolistic (or monotheistic) attempt to transform the intermediate into an absolute viewpoint – in order to fix the pole positions and thus inhibit the creation of additional R/P fields and viewpoints.

It is not known if the priests realized that thereby they fixed the contraries too, or if they feared losing their prosperous pantheon-managements, when they exiled this so called “Aton” to (or with) the Israeli tribes, whom he henceforth ruled under the term JHVH. And it was the son (Jesus) of this (four-poled) contrary R/P field, whose (cross-shaped) coordinate got established in the Hellenic time/space, where it became a principal pattern for the formation of the Occident.

The R/P patterns of the Egyptians and the ancient Greeks were similar, except that the Greeks established four intermediary viewpoints and thus a contrary field within contrary fields, which brought about a R/P mode that was to become renown as rationalism (after the Latin ratio = calculation) and to give birth to the philosophers and geometricians who separated the fields and assigned one to psyche and one to soma (or spirit & body – mind & matter), turning them into the cornerstones of a polarisation-dynamic that was going to shape – with the help of religion and science – the occidental cultures.

In 1904 appeared the threefold “Book of the Law” LIBER AL VEL LEGIS.
LAL reveals that these Dualisms become reciprocal as soon as they reach their particular limits, thus bringing about a self-complementing unit, in the following called SelfConsciousNess.

The simultaneous Inter/Extrapolation of its R/P-equations (for convenience sake numbered 2-8, 3-7, 4-6) is envisioned spherical and depicted as the following:

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In LAL the inter/extrapolation (indicated by the doted wave or spiral) is represented by Had and the space (sphere) of its realisation by Nu the Egyptian goddess of All, which makes Had to the measure of the phenomena (Khabs) that manifest in the Selfrealisation-dynamic (Khu) of ConsciousNess.
(Khabs is also translated as body and Khu as light)

LAL I & II are dedicated to Nu & Had, whereas Ra Hoor Khu, the Theban god of war, embodies in Book III the polarisation-dynamic of ConsciousNess. He is the mythological (graphic: geometrical) twin (double) of Hoor-Paar-Kraat, who is now the transformation moment (5) of his brothers contrary R/P (10-01) and thus the Point of View of SelfConsciousNess.

Ra-Hoor-Khu introduces himself in LAL III-3 also as a “god of vengeance”, because in dualism self-realisation is a two-way-dynamic that correlates in the cognition: I am what I do ~ I do what I am (i.e.) I reflect what I project ~ I project what I reflect thus annihilating its innate contradictions.

This self-complementary unit is in LAL called a star, symbolizing a microcosm that relates a macrocosm. Macrocosm is the inter/extrapolation-sphere of the stars, or microcosms. The force of their inter/extrapolation is Love under Will, and the formula of their R/P equation is 101 (LAL: eleven).

The R/P poles of this continuum interrelate in 3 phases. 4~6 is here interpret as cognition, 3~7 as understanding and 2~8 as (Self) knowledge, while the (doted) zero indicates the circumference of the pole relativity 1~1, the sphere (or dimension) wherein micro & macrocosm unite.

The time/space of their interactivity is Now/Here – and it is the task of every man/woman to formulate and thus realize Oneself according to his/her Will and Love.
(* The particular spelling is to emphasize the relativity of Conscious: purposeful, aware – and Ness: being, existence)

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Reflections & Projections are time/space relativities of the inter/extrapolation of ConsciousNess.

There are three principal Reflection/Projection modes – the alternating, whose manifestations complement each other – the contrary, where they contrast each other – the dualistic R/P, whose manifestations appear separate.

The alternating R/P is typical for the Orient, whereas the contrary R/P has been dominating the Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Hellenic cultures and became the foundation of the dualistic R/P that determines the Occident and its cultures.
(Orient & Occident represent here R/P systems as well as cerebral & global hemispheres)

Every R/P mode has a characteristic time/space and corresponding life- & death rites.
In the alternating R/P the dissolving body (soma) is left to earth, fire, water or air, while the psyche is kept alive with rituals – particularly where it is believed to be essential for the re-incarnation of the soma aspect.

In the contrary R/P the body receives a space, or room, furnished with life-utensils, while (notably in Egypt) symbols and data-cards (Stele) are employed to keep the diseased present. With the doubling of the R/P field, that space is perceives as another world (or dimension) wherein the deceased has to justify his existence to the gods in charge of it – i.e. of the measures and values it is composed of.

In Dualism the times & spaces of the living & the dead are not only divided, but also fractured by the counter-dynamics of its R/P fields. Thus the dead wind up in heavens above and hells below, while the spaces of the living get subdivided into sections for you & me, pasts & futures, inner & outer worlds, one for psyche and one for soma, in short: times & spaces for everything they fear from death – and hope from it as well, since their existence is not only determined by their fear of death, but also by their fear of life.

“Existence is lust and requires strength to bear its joy”
In undivided R/P systems the lust & joy of existence are revered with sex, art & war, and in some cultures with the sacrifice of the body to the feast of life. In the Occident, where the separation of life & death culminated in the sacrifice of the son of its god and where the lust & joy of existence got corrupted by a religion that thrives on misery and merchant-emotions, not only lust & joy degenerated, but also the understanding that when the body dissolves, there remains that which is reflected & projected as its life and death.

Thus there is the death of those whose existence is determined by fear & hope – and the death of those who associate it with the death of the dogs.

There is the death of the one who consumes himself in the fire of Selfrealisation and there is the dissolution of the one who determines his life as well as his death. To him existence is the Great Ritual and death the crown of it.

Who designs his life with death in sight, can be certain of a rich life as well as of a rich death.

Survival concepts may intensify the experience of existence through emotions like fear & hope – but they also confine it into a time/space with a deadly exit.

It is more effective not to try to overcome death, but to overcome the fear of it – and most effective by provoking it and driving it to its limits. A method which, by the way, is not only to be applied to that which is feared, but also to that which pleases, since excess leads to Selfrealisation too – as long as it is motivated by the Will to be what one is.

Attempts to make the mortal immortal, bring about a dual-creature, that stagnates in its incompatibility.

The term re-birth is in so far fitting, that in the R/P of ConsciousNess its manifestations and their constellations appear to be renewing themselves. And since, in the contrary and the dualistic R/P it is thought necessary to fix their formation- & transformation phases as well, death is brought to life.

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The constellations of the manifestations of ConsciousNess are interactive, their reciprocal changes maintain the balance of existence.

The formation- & dissolution phases of the constellations are concurrent.

That constellations appear to come and to go, to be active or passive, to transform, to consume, to attract or to repulse each other, are angles of a R/P determined time/space and thus local aspects of the Selfrealisation process of ConsciousNess.

The ways the interrelations of the constellations of ConsciousNess are observed, reveal also the patterns and dynamics of the observers Selfrealisation attempts.

The large variety of psycho-somatic relativities and the ways they express, affirm & enjoy themselves, demonstrate the innumerable Selfrealisation possibilities of ConsciousNess and its lust & joy of existence.

Existence is to realize ConsciousNess. In the alternating R/P system, existence appears as a change and in the contrary as an action/reaction that triggers in Dualism feedback-emotions (mostly in form of fear) and promotes notions like existence being a fight, or even a will, of survival. However, fear is not will, but weakness, and the concept of a will of survival is a contradiction as (even according to it) the weak do not survive.

To claim that the components of existence eliminate each other in order to survive is to claim that existence destroys itself in order to exist. This (for the dual/linear perspective typical) contradiction impedes the awareness that the combination possibilities of existence are infinite.

ConsciousNess is a self-complementary continuum stimulated by Will & Love.

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Will is the force of manifestation and Love the force that relates (unites) the manifested.

Will & Love are complementary and thus the strong force of ConsciousNess.

The force of Will & Love expresses as harmony, beauty & joy –  the lack of it as discontinuity, sadness and filth.

The force of Will & Love might be measured through weaknesses, but woe him who tries to measure it.

Where Will is divided, weaknesses arise.

Will cannot be willed, as there are no two Wills.

Will has no cause, nor can it be deduced from effects – Will is cause and effect, both are united through Love.

Will is absolute – unless subjected to moral & purpose, or otherwise fixed in time/space.

Seeking the origins of Will and the construction plans of creation is seeking to avoid self-responsibility.

There is lots of talk about free will – probably motivated by the hope to get wishes fulfilled – but where there is Will there is neither wish nor hope.

Will & Love is also the force of imagination & inspiration – both are essential for self-design and have to be – as Will & Love – unlimited.

Everyone is (or should be) his own creator and has thus infinite self-design possibilities – each of them having, when motivated by the Will & Love to realize oneself, the potential to bring about a self-image wherein all creations complement each other. 

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There is active and passive self-design, the active projects and the passive reflects a self-image, both complement each other through Will & Love.

In the reflection Will & Love may be localized (reasoned, moralized, etc), but that brings about reaction-images which are not complementary.

In the projection is no space for reasons & morals – however there might be a lack of Will & Love that weakens the reflection.

To weak self-images, strong projections may appear as a threat– but that should not restrain the projection, otherwise the force of Will & Love gets dispersed.

The same happens when the projection is tested, since the test affects the reflection  - moreover, there is no test for perfection.

Nor is the projection to be charged with expectations, since they get amplified by the reflection, causing divisions & multiplications which interrupt the interactivity of micro- & macro cosmos and fracture the self-image.

The projection has to be free of expectation, reasons or other restrains, in order to enable the reflection to complement the self-image according to its Will & Love.

Self-design enhances the awareness of the Selfrealisation process. The awareness gets impaired when the self-image lacks lust & joy, is loaded and distorted with emotions, mistreated with causalities & moralities, subjugated to parasitical Selfrealisation-attempts and/or infected by the possession virus.

Disorder arises when the Self-designer, instead of exercising his will, represents and executes the wills of “others” – adopts handed down identity rites – or subjugates himself to commercial, religious, ideological and collective identification schemes.

Self-design is subject to Love & Will, the strong force of ConsciousNess. The lack of it could be regarded as a personal debility-period, were there not the many representatives of the weak forces who, for lack of own orders, attach themselves to those of the strong. A relationship (in collective-images represented by rulers and serfs) that seems inevitable, since the strong and the weak forces are complementary and attempts to change this relativity are its balance-mechanisms in order for everything to remain as it is.

But the self-designer ought not to rely on such “auto-controls”, since he is responsible for every aspect of his order – and his weak and their weaknesses are part of it.

One manner of self-design is to arrange the components of the self-image according to their capability to complement each other. In such case it is of little consequence what its reference points are called, or which shapes, scales & quantities they present, since every unity is infinite. Nevertheless, it is recommendable to keep the reference points interchangeable and in small numbers, in order to obtain a flexible and clear self-image.

In rigid structures a reference point might receive disproportionate attributes and thus a priority that provokes comparisons which impede the interactivity of the components and the harmony of the self-image.

Ill ordered self-images may be rearranged with sex and drugs – but with care, as sex can alter the pole positions of the psycho-somatic relativity, whereas every drug has a particular potential and amplifies the intentions it is taken with.

Drugs can also be used to stimulate the imagination that helps furnishing the self-image – which ought to be splendorous, as it intensifies the awareness.

When motivated by the lust & joy of existence, self-design takes place Here/Now and has thus unlimited possibilities.

To claim a self-image being objectively true, is a lie and a fatal one, not because it hides an objective truth – as some of its gurus claim – but because it paralyses the creativity and makes the creator a victim, or prisoner, of his creation.

Self-design with the help of teachers and teachings seems to be the easiest, but is more complicated, since most of them have rules & restrictions regarding Selfrealization, not to mention, that every teacher has & represents a particular self-image. Moreover, how is one to realize oneself through the images of others, if ones does not know one’s own? And there is of course the risk of getting caught in parasitic images and in the traps of self-denial – that is: to be something else than one is.

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One cannot change oneself – but one can realize oneself.

The notion of changing oneself is self-denial and most common in Dualism, because of its presumption, that the viewpoints which relate its manifestations, are having different time/space positions. A misconception that leads – due to the counter-dynamics of the (dualistic) R/P fields – to the assumption that one could be different than one is, and that one state of existence is imperfect and another better – or at least: more advantageous.

There are more perverse ways of self-denial, like the Judaic/Christian concept of Homo being the crown of a creation whose aim it is, that he subjugates its manifestations – and thus himself.

Another currently popular self-denial is the Occidental evolution- & selection dogma – despite that it should lead, according to its own logic, to the realization that every man & woman is what he/she projects/reflects and that therefore no one can be elevated or put down, improve, worsen or otherwise be changed.

The, in every R/P system common (because most simple) manner of self-denial, is the causality concept, according to which a manifestation is either the cause, or the effect of another manifestation. A notion that not only undermines the self-response-ability of Homo, but makes him to a victim as well, even more so, when he tries to find causes for his existence and begins to reason it – and thus himself.

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Every R/P system has its particular ways of dealing with reasons, and quite often also problems in dealing with the reasoning of other systems. At least that’s one of the reasons why Occidental thinkers categorically reject, and at times even attack, the ways their Oriental colleagues handle reason – or get around it, like Taoists and the logicians of Zen.

Reason is a closed circuit, as it compels to reason itself and thus to invent respective reasons, triggering a division/multiplication process which often determines the search for oneself and at times the identity rites of an entire culture.

Reason becomes fatal when Homo tries to reason his existence in order to confirm his interpretations of it, because this leads to an intellectual fundamentalism which justifies its thereby growing walls with its own reasons and deprives their builders (and victims) of the possibility to question them, by declaring them as their sole meaning and purpose. Nevertheless, reason might – when driven to its own limits – lead to the cognition that the entrance to its labyrinth is its exit as well.

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Order arises from Will & Love – disorders take place where this strong force of ConsciousNess is lacking.

There are no by chance orders. There are the manifestations of the alternating and of the contrary R/P modes and the, in time & space scattered, manifestations of Dualism (which sometimes do seem to relate to each other by chance). And then there is the Point of View of the R/P equation, the unknown factor of its manifestations, which cannot be known, i.e. reflected/projected, without fracturing their order.

Disorder is a discontinuity-field, or –phase, which disappears as soon as its components are transferred to, or absorbed by a unity.

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Unity comprises multiplicity and a corresponding number of possibilities to realize itself. When the possibilities are differentiated, multiplicity is established.

Unity cannot be measured, but only cognized and understood. The unities of measurements are half-measures that can be added up and concealed with unity-terms, but such Selfrealisation-attempts are self-deceptions as they veil the quintessence of unity and thus of SelfConsciousNess.

The dimension of unity can neither be related nor located – but only be experienced.

Dimensions that can be related, are division/multiplication abstructs. They may serve to focus on unity, but cannot effect it, since its time/space is not extended – wherefore unity disappears when manipulated.

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When dualistic R/P modes reach their (linear) limits, a (non-linear) inter/extrapolation takes place whose equation is the cognition: I am what I do – I do what I am (or) I reflect what I project – I project what I reflect.

This cognition (graph: 4-6) is complemented by the phase-equation of understanding (3-7) and the one of self-knowledge (2-8). Their interactivity constitutes the continuum of SelfConsciousNess (indicated with 10-01 i.e. 1O1).

The entire process is revealed in LAL III by the formula “abrahadabra” when the letters of “abra” are replaced by numbers (1-2-18-1) and their sum 22 is superimposed on the 4 poles of the R/P fields of Dualism. Their interactivity reveals the pole relativity of “had” (8-1-4) whose sum (13) corresponds to “achad” the cabalistic term for unity.

LAL contains a series of ordeals that are based on the three R/P systems and activated through the interactivity of its three books and their particular word- & letter combinations. This enables everyone to relate himself according to his particular perspectives and circumstances and eliminates the possibility to draw comparisons between the stars, which is important, as every star is a unity and the totality of stars an order of complementary unities of which each one is an order.