IDEA #1: Duality as Infinite VS Finite
Let’s start this off with a bang.
Idea numero uno is about the concept of duality and how one of the two differentiates itself from the other. As spiritual occultists we mostly seem pretty familiar with basic numerology concepts: Zero is infinite and creative. One is the all and everything. But number two gets special and tricky.
Number two is often expressed as opposites like with light and dark, RHP and LHP, male and female, yin and yang.
I believe that for one to differentiate itself at a conceptual level from the other, one had to be more of itself than the other. One had to be greater than the other. And it’s this differentation relationship that then allowed all the seemingly infinite variations of things to exist.
Let’s look at the relationships between the four elements. (I go into this in my post here.) Fire (yang-ish YANG) is pure creative energy and everything is made out of energy (INFINITE). Next Earth (yang-ish YIN) takes the energy of all things and solidifies it, making limited and fixed constructs with energy (FINITE). Next Air (yin-ish YANG) is expansion, three-dimensional space, the free universe that is expanding (INFINITE). Next Water (yin-ish YIN) is spirit, spiritual beings like us that exist as intelligences within this space (FINITE).
Reality folds into itself, cause everything complex exists in a simpler medium. We live in air, atmosphere. Planets and stars live in space.
Let’s examine another dualism: INSIDE VS OUTSIDE.
The outside is always objectively bigger than the inside. We have small mobile bodies compared to the spaces we move around in. Look at the Earth, you can go quite deep but there is no comparison between how far deep you can go and how far out you can go, the universe is enormous.
So inside is FINITE compared to the outside which is INFINITE.
It’s important to go inwards for spiritual growth, but ultimately we want to progress outside. Going in is only the first step. (I talk about how there is a limit to depth but expansion is infinite here.)
My idea is that Duality differentiates itself by one of the pair being infinite/unlimited while the other is finite/limited. I understand that I may have made a mistake somewhere in expressing myself and someone may pick up on it, and that’s fine, but I hope you can understand what I’m trying to say.