Op. 49

 

VERITAS PHILOSOPHICUS

 

Supernotational Philosophy

 

Copyright 1992-2010 John O'Loughlin

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CONTENTS

 

Aphs. 1-187

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1.   To distinguish not only between video tapes as democratically right wing and audio tapes as democratically left wing, but also between singles as autocratically right wing and compact discs as theocratically left wing, with L(ong)P(layer)s democratically centrist, which is to say, corresponding to a liberal middle ground in between conservative (video) and radical (audio) alternatives.  Hence while singles are extreme right-wing and compact discs extreme left-wing, albums are centrist, reflecting an inner darkness (phenomenal selfishness) on external (stylus) terms.  Singles correspond to television (indeed, are regularly advertised on TV pop shows), whereas compact discs correspond to computers, since germane to an inner, as opposed to an outer, light.  Albums, in their centrist liberalism, correspond to record-players and, by implication, midis, whereas video tapes naturally correspond to video-recorders and audio tapes to audio-recorders, the former more often associated with television and the latter with radio.

 

2.   From computer games and trips to meditation, a progression of the inner light from machines to pure spirit via pharmaceuticals ... as it passes from the external realm of computers to the internal realm of meditation via a contemplative middle-ground corresponding, in some small sense, to the Son ... of the 'trinity' of (Holy-Ghost) divine options.

 

3.   Traditionally, the only thing that really distinguishes democratic socialism from totalitarian socialism is its willingness to compromise with bourgeois parties within the broad framework of a bourgeois/proletarian civilization, capitalist on the one hand and socialist on the other.  Yet, gradually, bourgeois/proletarian civilization is being replaced by a sort of proletarian absolutism, in which the formerly bourgeois parties ... of the Liberals and the Conservatives ... have transformed themselves into quasi-proletarian parties (still operating, however, under capitalism) which have effectively superseded Labour (at any rate, in its traditional guise) in much the same way that centrists and radicals in Russia have superseded the Soviet Communist Party.  Now it is Labour which, less hard-line state socialist than formerly, is a largely social democratic party to the right, in the topsy-turvy world of British politics, of both the Liberal Democrats (formerly Liberals) and the so-called Conservatives (effectively radicals).  Now the other two parties, and the Conservatives in particular, are all for expanding the domain of private responsibility in economic matters; though the Liberal Democrats favour an even-handed approach to government, suggestive of a cross between state socialism and private capitalism.  However, it was the so-called Conservatives who, with wider share ownership, placed the most burden, economically speaking, upon the British electorate, and who, paradoxically, tended to remain in the vanguard of late-twentieth-century British politics.  Not for me to encourage further burdening of the People in this or indeed any other way!  But I do know that unless the People are burdened with private responsibility in these matters, they can never be saved from them in the name of religious sovereignty thereafter, saved from 'sins of the world' in the interests of spiritual self-realization in the 'Kingdom of Heaven' of a full-blown Social Transcendentalist Centre.  Unfortunately, state socialism does not save the People from 'worldly sins'.  It simply takes the burden of such sins upon itself and thus functions as an autocratic impediment to private responsibility in regard to them.  A people under state socialism are not in a position to fob off 'sins of the world' upon the Second Coming.  Rather, they are as children before an all-powerful father who, together with the bureaucratic mother, rules the national family in their name, but with intent to keeping as much power, or economic might, in his hands as possible.  Such state power is Antichristic, and until it is replaced by people power there can be no democratic progression towards salvation in and through the Holy Ghost.  Not that the British people could be regarded as candidates for spiritual salvation!  For as long as they remain subjects of a reigning monarch, the effective Antichrist of an alpha-stemming state, they cannot be regarded as a 'God's people' but, on the contrary, more as a 'Devil's people'.  Only the Irish people, with their papal allegiance within the proletarian framework of a soft-line republic, are recognizable to the Second Coming as a 'God's people', and it is to them that the option of religious sovereignty will be put when Social Transcendentalism is in a position to 'set up shop', as it were, and do ideological business in the interests of spiritual salvation.  For the papacy is no less a symbol of Christ than the monarchy a symbol of the Antichrist, and it is to those who are of the Church rather than of the State that the Second Coming must appeal when the time comes for him to establish his 'Kingdom of Heaven' on earth.  The Irish are manifestly a people of the Church, and accordingly they must figure prominently in the list of peoples for whom 'salvation from the world', i.e. the State and its burdens thereof, is a moral entitlement.  As for the British, they will have much to do before any such moral entitlement, born of an omega orientation, could be inferred - the abolition of the monarchy and the disestablishment of the Church of England not the least of requirements from a messianic standpoint.

 

4.   Sense in which musical instruments are divisible not only with regard to elemental spectra, i.e. earth, water, fire, and air, but into immoral, amoral, and moral distinctions within any given elemental spectrum, be it of the body, the intellect, the soul, or the spirit.  Hence where the bottom spectrum of what we may call earth/body instruments is concerned, immoral/amoral/moral distinctions between banjos, guitars, and violins, with reactive implications on the Left, attractive implications on the Right, and both reactive (strumming) and attractive (finger-picking) implications in the Centre.  Likewise, where the spectrum of water/intellect instruments is concerned, immoral/amoral/moral distinctions between vibes, pianos, and organs, with reactive implications on the Left, attractive implications on the Right, and both reactive (staccato) and attractive (legato) implications in the Centre.  Similarly, where the spectrum of fire/soul instruments is concerned, immoral/amoral/moral distinctions between gongs, drums, and hand percussion, with reactive implications on the Left, attractive implications on the Right, and reactive/attractive implications, as between symbols and drums, sticks and brushes, in the Centre.  Finally, where the top spectrum of air/spirit instruments is concerned, immoral/amoral/moral distinctions between flutes, trumpets, and saxophones, with reactive implications on the Left, attractive implications on the Right, and reactive/attractive implications in the Centre ... as befitting a compromise between centrifugal and centripetal extremes, the mouthpiece of the trumpet (as of the trombone and French horn) being somehow amoral in relation to the mouthpiece of the flute on the one hand and of the saxophone on the other.  The technique of blowing into a trumpet is less reactive (and centrifugal) than with a flute, but less attractive (and centripetal) than with a saxophone.  Hence, to make a table of these divisions, we shall find:-

 

                            IMMORAL         AMORAL            MORAL

 

        Wind:             flutes                  trumpets             saxophones

        Percussion:     gongs                 drums                 hand drums

        Keyboards:     vibes                   pianos                organs

        Strings:           banjos                guitars                violins

 

with other instruments roughly categorizable as falling into one or other of the three ethical categories on whichever elemental spectrum - like, for example, harmonicas in relation to flutes, trombones in relation to trumpets, and clarinets in relation to saxophones.  The playing approach to the harmonica is somewhat reactive and centrifugal, in contrast to the playing approach to the clarinet which, like the saxophone, is an instrument around which the player wraps his lips in an attractive centripetal technique of wind production.  By and large, the immoral instruments correspond to proton autocracy, the amoral instruments to neutron democracy, and the moral instruments to electron theocracy.  The proton alpha is naturalistic, the electron omega supernaturalistic, and the neutron middle ground materialistic on the Left and supermaterialistic (or electronic) on the Right, as when we distinguish, for instance, between acoustic pianos (both grand and upright) on the Left/Centre and electric pianos on the Right, the latter a bound-electron equivalence in relation to the neutron equivalence of acoustic pianos, both negative (grand) and positive (upright), which correspond to conservative and liberal positions vis--vis a radical alternative.  Hence in regard, for example, to modern baby grands and upright pianos, the electric piano corresponds to a right-wing equivalence bound, in democratic relativity, to both left-wing (grand) and centrist (upright) acoustic pianos of a more state-oriented naturalistic essence.  Freedom from such a democratic binding for the electric piano can only entail synthesizer absolutism in free-electron theocracy.

 

5.   In regard to autocracy, which absolutely upholds the State, democracy is comparatively anarchic.  In fact, anarchism is the essence of democracy, a middle ground between State and Church, Antichrist and Christ, in which the People wrest power (politically, economically, and judicially) from the State and effectively rule themselves until such time as, overburdened by 'sins of the world', they desire salvation from their power in terms of a religious sovereignty such that can only be offered them by the Second Coming, or messianic equivalence thereof, when he considers the moment ripe.  Hence democratic anarchy is a precondition of the 'Kingdom of Heaven' and thus of a full-blown theocracy in which the People are free to realize their spiritual selves in the most complete religion of which it is possible to conceive.  Autocracy is the Father, democracy the Son, and theocracy the Holy Ghost of this distinction between all-powerful State, democratic anarchy, and ultimate Church, the 'church' of a truly saved people.

 

6.   There is a sense in which the 'Three in One' is also the 'One in Three' - say, a given song available not only on LP but on video and audio tapes as well, and that both the Father and the Holy Ghost are also divisible into a 'Three in One', as when we distinguish between, say, computer games as the 'father' of the Holy Ghost, LSD trips as the 'son' of the Holy Ghost, and meditation as the 'spirit' of the Holy Ghost, or the Holy Ghost per se.  Hence even the Holy Ghost has a sort of alpha, middle ground, and omega within itself.  As, of course, does the Father, with, say, black-and-white cinema corresponding to the 'father' of the Father (Jehovah), colour cinema corresponding to the 'son' of the Father, and television films to the 'spirit' of the Father, this latter a sort of omega within the overall alpha context of films, in contrast to computer games as a sort of alpha within the overall omega context of trips.  Similarly, within the 'Christic' middle ground, a distinction has arisen between video and audio tapes either side of LPs, the former respectively corresponding to the 'father' and 'spirit' of the Son, and the latter alone to the Son per se, as germane to a strictly Christic middle-ground.  Even the radio, a Mother equivalence, is divisible into a 'Three in One', as between records, radio, and audio tapes, records corresponding, in this context, to the 'son' of the Mother, audio tapes to the 'spirit' of the Mother, and radio itself to the Mother per se, on account of its strictly middle-ground standing in between records and tapes, the 'son' and 'spirit', the Mother not having a 'father' or, what amounts to the same, a 'husband'.

 

7.   To distinguish between reactive and attractive one-on-one games, as regarding, for instance, badminton and darts on the top, or air, spectrum; boxing and wrestling on the next, or fire, spectrum; table tennis and snooker on the second-from-bottom, or water, spectrum; and tennis and bowls on the bottom, or earth, spectrum.  Badminton is played with rackets and involves the opposing players hitting a shuttlecock (a small cork ball fitted with stabilizing feathers) backwards and forwards across a net, and is therefore a reactive one-on-one sport.  Darts, by contrast, is attractive on account of the fact that the opposing players simply throw their darts at a dartboard in a relatively graceful manner.  Hence whereas badminton is negative and firmly competitive, darts is positive and comparatively co-operative, a sort of morally good air game as opposed, like badminton, to a morally bad air game, and therefore the ultimate one-on-one air game and, by implication, attractive type of game, since of the divine (as opposed to diabolic, purgatorial, or worldly) spectrum.  If the reactive game has a particle bias, then the attractive game has a wavicle one, is biased towards the electron, as opposed to the proton, and consequently of a comparatively theocratic as opposed to autocratic status.  Yet games of this nature, as indeed sport in general, are less autocratic or theocratic than democratic, with left- and right-wing implications ... as well, no doubt, as having a centrist equivalence in between the reactive and attractive alternatives.  Sport is neither war (autocratic) nor peace (theocratic) but a sort of playful war (reactive games) or warlike peace (attractive games), as germane, so I contend, to democratic relativity.  Hence even boxers are behaving relatively democratically when they attempt to knock each other senseless during the course of a boxing context, the nearest they come to an autocratic bias probably being during punchbag practice in the course of routine training.

 

8.   When we distinguish between the Left and the Right we are, in effect, distinguishing between public and private, collective and individual, autocratic and theocratic, centrifugal and centripetal, society and the individuals of which it is composed, State and Church, Devil and God, etc, etc.  In fact, the more extreme the 'Left' and 'Right' dichotomy happens to be, the more unequivocally do autocratic and theocratic, State and Church, Socialist and Fascist antitheses leap to mind, so that in the one case, that of the Extreme Left, we perceive the Devil, and in the other case, that of the Extreme Right, we perceive God, with all the correlative particle and wavicle, collective and individual, public and private, 'Red' and 'White' distinctions which accord with such an extreme dichotomy.  Hence the state-socialist Extreme Left and the church-fascist Extreme Right are as far apart as it is humanly possible to be within the confines of a given age or civilization.  Socialist collectivism and Fascist individualism have so little in common ... that they are incapable of mutual reconciliation, just as the Devil (whether he takes the form of Lenin or Stalin or Mao) and God (whether he takes the form of Hitler or Franco or Mussolini) are incapable of being reconciled within the framework of a single society.  The closed-fist raised arm salute of the particle-biased proton ('red') devil and the open-handed raised arm salute of the wavicle-biased electron ('white') god stand at opposite poles of the human spectrum, the former barbaric and the latter civilized, the one burning in a soulful hell and the other shining in a spiritual heaven, an outer burning (of the superstar) and an inner shining (of the supercross).  Only where the Diabolic and the Divine are diluted and transmuted within the broadly purgatorial framework of democracy ... can we speak of a relatively peaceful co-existence of 'devil' and 'god', though such a co-existence is less of the Devil and God per se than of left- and right-wing democratic alternatives which are neither strictly of the State nor of the Church but pertain to a kind of anarchistic purgatory unique unto itself, an intellectual norm standing in-between soulful and spiritual extremes which, like all such norms, holds to a broadly neutron course in defiance of the proton hell and the electron heaven.  Hence a democratic society is necessarily materialistic and, in some sense, lunar rather than solar or stellar.  It is a sort of Christic society which excludes both the autocratic Father and the theocratic Holy Spirit, a Christic liberalism which has its own 'father' (Labour) and its own 'holy ghost' (the so-called Conservatives), while still adhering to and maintaining a strictly Christic middle-ground (the Liberals).  Such a society, combining public and private, collective and individual, whether in the same party (Liberal) or in relation to left- and right-wing alternatives (Labour/Conservatives) may veer from 'the father' to 'the holy ghost', as from Left to Right, but it cannot transcend itself in and through the Extreme Right; for democracy is self-perpetuating and will continue 'world without end' unless and until the Second Coming is ready to establish his 'Kingdom of Heaven' on earth and, approaching democracy from a supra-democratic (theocratic) standpoint, avails himself of the democratic process to offer the electorate (assuming they are adjudged entitled to such an offer) the greatest thing that can be offered - namely, religious sovereignty and the right, thereby, to spiritual self-realization through the institutionalized framework of the Centre.  For religious sovereignty is not just the ultimate sovereignty, the omega sovereignty of a theocratic people; it is commensurate with the 'Kingdom of Heaven' and salvation, in consequence, from 'worldly sins', i.e. the political, judicial, and economic sovereignties of the democratic middle ground as it bears both upon itself, as political anarchy, and on the bureaucracy of social service and economic responsibility beneath ... as germane to the world per se.  A people who wish to be saved from political anarchy and economic burdens can do no better than to democratically opt for religious sovereignty, once the opportunity presents itself.  For democracy may help the State to 'wither', but it does not, by itself, assist the Church to 'blossom'.  Only the Second Coming can do that, and, if his will is done, then the Church will truly 'blossom' into the Centre, the context of religious sovereignty in the masses, whereby he will take 'sins of the world' upon himself and thus politically, economically, and judicially serve the religiously-sovereign 'Saved' through the power that they, and they alone, have entrusted to him for this very purpose.  Only when the 'Kingdom of Heaven' democratically comes to pass does all else, including the state remnants of the Devil, pass from the earth, never again to exist there.  The earth thereafter becomes ever more heavenly as spiritual self-realization goes from strength to strength or, rather, truth to truth ... in its grand ascent towards definitive divinity.

 

9.   Sense in which cars are of earth, i.e. the bottom, or bodily, spectrum; land rovers of water, i.e. the second-from-bottom, or intellectual, spectrum; bicycles of fire, i.e. the third-from-bottom, or soulful, spectrum; and motorbikes of air, i.e. the top, or spiritual, spectrum.  Hence an elemental ascent from cars to motorbikes via land rovers and bicycles, as from realism to idealism via materialism and naturalism.  Probably mopeds, with their pedal start, are of the naturalistic, or fire, spectrum, given the metaphysical correlation between pedalling and heat, pedalling being a sort of fiery intensity of physical effort, and I venture to contend that mopeds stand to bicycles as bound-electrons to a neutron and/or proton naturalism, their partly autonomous mechanical construction setting them apart from bicycles ... much the way that, on the next spectrum down, i.e. that of watery materialism, electric pianos are set apart from acoustic ones, both grand and upright, in the 'democratic' relativity of pianos in general.  Doubtless electric drums are no less distinct from acoustic drums, on the same (fiery) spectrum, as mopeds from bicycles, and I would argue that whereas mopeds that are bound-electron equivalents will have fixed pedals, or pedals which cannot be retracted once the engine is fully underway, a free-electron moped, the equivalent of a drum machine, will have folding pedals, thereby testifying to a greater freedom from naturalistic determinism ... in the guise of obligatory pedalling.  Such a more evolved moped in some sense transcends pedals without ceasing to pertain to the naturalistic spectrum, and to the degree that the drum machine, its musical equivalence, transcends drumming without ceasing to be percussive.  Yet if this ultimate type of moped has its 'fiery' parallel in the drum machine, and the more fixed-pedal moped finds its parallel in electronic drums, it should follow that there will be a parallel between bicycles and acoustic drums, irrespective of whether or not we then decide to differentiate between one type of bicycle (or drum kit) and another - as, for example, the way we differentiated between grand and upright pianos in relation to the materialistic spectrum beneath.  Probably racers and tourers are the nearest parallels, on account of their respective horizontally- and vertically-biased mechanical constructions, to grand and upright pianos, thereby suggesting negative and positive neutron equivalents ... the democratic parallel to which would be left-wing and centrist politics, as regards, say, Labour and the Liberals.  Now if this is so, then it is my contention that track bikes, the rather more particle-suggesting type of knobbly-tired bikes with cowhorn handlebars, correspond to a proton equivalence at the alpha pole of the naturalistic spectrum, a truly diabolic equivalence which parallels, on highly reactive terms, gongs in relation to percussion and, on the next spectrum down, vibes in relation to keyboards.  Hence whereas track bikes are the most reactive and thus immoral type of bicycle, both racing and touring bikes are comparatively amoral and therefore germane to a 'democratic' middle ground in between 'autocratic' and 'theocratic' extremes, i.e. track bikes on the one hand and flexible-pedal mopeds on the other.

 

10.  If both the autocratic and the bureaucratic are barbarous, the one absolutely and the other on relative terms, then the democratic and the theocratic are civilized - the former relatively and the latter absolutely.  Hence in music, one could speak of barbarous soul/pop, but of civilized rock/jazz, considering that soul pertains to the autocratic and pop to the bureaucratic, in contrast to the applicability of rock to the democratic and of jazz to the theocratic.  Now it is my contention that one can, and indeed should, distinguish between the barbarous and the uncivilized, depending on whether we are dealing with the alpha of a barbarous spectrum, say autocracy, or its subsequent transmutation in subordination to the middle ground of a civilized spectrum, say, democracy, or, indeed, whether we are dealing with the alpha of a civilized spectrum.  In the first case, that of a barbarous spectrum, we shall be witnessing a progression from, say, soul in relation to the barbarous alpha ... to rap in relation to the 'uncivilized' middle ground, the latter somewhat more wordy, and hence conceptual, than the former, which often degenerates into non-verbal wailings and screechings of an explicitly immoral nature.  In the second case, that of a civilized spectrum in its alpha manifestation, we shall be witnessing a progression from, say, 'uncivilized' rock 'n' roll to civilized, and thus fully democratic, rock (whether soulful, intellectual, or spiritual).  Hence the barbarous and the uncivilized need not necessarily be one and the same thing, but either two different approaches to music in the same barbarous spectrum or, in the case of a civilized spectrum, its alpha inception, existing in subordination to autocratic or bureaucratic music.  Now it is my view that the theocratic will exist in subordination to the autocratic when the autocratic is truly in the ascendant, while the democratic will exist in like-subordination to the bureaucratic when the latter is truly ascendant.  Hence trad jazz could be said to have existed in subordination to soul (blues) and rock 'n' roll to pop when society was more under the domination of the barbarous, i.e. properly proletarian, types of music, as in the heyday of socialist autocracy and bureaucracy respectively, but that since the emergence of a genuinely democratic age, pop, transmuted into dance, can be viewed as existing in subordination to rock, and soul, transmuted into rap, as existing in subordination to modern jazz.  With the probably inevitable progression to Social Transcendentalism in the future, modern jazz, transmuted into pure jazz, will become the principal form of music.  But at present rock is still the leading type of music on account of the democratic nature of the age, an age which has subordinated bureaucracy, and hence pop, to itself ... much the way that bureaucracy formerly subordinated and even eclipsed autocracy, leaving soul behind in the Stalinesque hell of a naturalistic barbarism.  Doubtless when theocracy eventually supersedes democracy, rock will either cease to exist or, more probably, undergo an omega-oriented transmutation in subordination to pure jazz, as rhythms are effectively transcended by pitch-oriented improvisation of an unequivocally idealistic, and hence divine, character.  Whether music rooted in either autocracy or bureaucracy could continue to exist then must remain highly conjectural; though I would not be surprised to see a gospel-type transmutation of rap in line with a soulful deference to spiritual priorities, i.e. pure jazz.  After all, if theocracy has its alpha in trad jazz, why shouldn't autocracy have its omega in gospel?  Logic compels one to keep an open mind, even if ideology induces one towards a longing for a world with nothing but pure jazz in it, as the Holy Ghost is finally given its musical dues.

 

11.  Because art is rooted in spirit, i.e. light, it is the top art form, the one that, when it comes fully into its own (as presumably on holographic terms), can best intimate of the divine omega (the Holy Spirit).  Because music is rooted in soul, i.e. emotional heat, it is the second art form, the one which is most completely itself in soul and can best intimate of the diabolic alpha (the Father).  Hence whereas art is ultimately civilized (even if it undergoes an 'uncivilized' inception in deference to alpha barbarism), music is fundamentally barbarous (even if it undergoes an 'uncivilized' or even comparatively 'civilized' transmutation in deference to omega civilization).  Likewise, because literature is rooted in intellect, i.e. verbal coldness, it is the third art form, the one that, when it comes fully into its own (as on narrative terms), best intimates of the purgatorial omega (the Son).  Because sculpture is rooted in will, i.e. bodily darkness, it is the fourth art form, the one which is most true to itself in free-standing figures and can best intimate of the worldly alpha (the Blessed Virgin).  Hence whereas literature is relatively civilized (even if 'uncivilized' when in democratic subordination to worldly alpha), sculpture is relatively barbarous (even if it undergoes an 'uncivilized' transmutation in deference to purgatorial omega).  Speaking of each art in relation to its root or essential nature, one could argue that whereas music is traditionally of the superstar (the Father) and sculpture of the star (the Blessed Virgin), literature is essentially of the cross (the Son) and art of the supercross (the Holy Spirit), thereby affirming an alpha/omega dichotomy between music and art, juxtaposed with a worldly/purgatorial dichotomy between sculpture and literature.  Expressed diagrammatically, we shall have the following:-

 

MUSIC/LITERATURE/ART

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SCULPTURE

 

and although each of the arts can be 'bovaryized', as it were, towards any of the other points in our fourfold division, the genuine expression and/or impression of each point will only be possible on the basis of the art form which most appertains to that point.  Music can never do as much justice to the Holy Spirit as art (say, holograms), since it remains fundamentally and intrinsically expressive, an expression of soul, whereas the simulation of pure spirit requires not an expression but an impression, such that can only be conveyed through art and, needless to say, the most omega-oriented and truest form of art.

 

12.  The strength/pride of music; the beauty/pleasure of sculpture; the goodness/love of literature; and the truth/joy of art.  Conversely, the weakness/humility of antimusic; the ugliness/pain of antisculpture; the evil/hate of antiliterature; and the illusion/woe of anti-art.  A fall from the Father, in music, to the Antifather (Satan), in antimusic; from the Mother, in sculpture, to the Antimother, in antisculpture; from Christ, in literature, to the Antichrist, in antiliterature; and from the Holy Spirit, in art, to the Antispirit, in anti-art.  A fall, in other words, from the religious to the secular, from wavicles to particles, positive to negative, grace to sin, salvation to damnation, divinity to mortality.  Rock may be of the Son (relative to other forms of contemporary music), but punk is of the Antichrist.  Soul may be of the Father (relative to other types of contemporary music), but funk is of the Antifather (Satan).

 

13.  Just as LPs are centrist in relation to (left-wing) video tapes and (right-wing) audio tapes, the former corresponding to an outer light and the latter to an inner darkness, so, within the bourgeois context anterior to People's democracy, hardbacks are centrist in relation to left-wing photographic (perceptual) paperbacks and to right-wing verbal (conceptual) paperbacks, being, like LPs, a hardness in between two 'soft' alternatives.  Now just as video tapes are preceded, within the context of musical autocracy, by singles, so small photographic paperbacks are preceded, leftwards, by small photographic hardbacks, their autocratic equivalents.  And just as audio tapes are succeeded, within the context of musical theocracy, by compact discs, so small verbal paperbacks are succeeded, rightwards, by small magazines, as germane to an inner light.  Now as television may be said to flank singles and videos, so large photographic hardbacks flank, leftwards, small photographic hardbacks, being, if anything, more genuinely and completely autocratic. Conversely, as computers may be said to flank audios and compact discs, so large magazines flank, rightwards, small magazines, being correspondingly more theocratic.  Finally, as television is preceded by cinema, so large photographic hardbacks are preceded, leftwards, by large photographic softbacks, their alpha precondition.  Likewise, just as computers are, or can be, succeeded by LSD trips, so large magazines are succeeded, rightwards, by comic books, their omega resolution.  Hence whereas large photographic softbacks, paralleling cinema, are autocratic, comics, paralleling LSD trips, are theocratic, if, in relation to the bourgeois framework in which they (together with books) generally exist, of a somewhat nazi parallel, given their theocratic essence as inner light, a light confirmed by their pictorial content in relation to the inner nature of comics and magazines as established by their sharp (as opposed to flat) spines, which conduce towards the centripetal and thereby encourage close-up reading (much as computers encourage, through their essence as inner light, close-up viewing, albeit less close-up in relation to magazines than, say, LSD trips in relation to comics).  With the flat spine of the book, on the other hand, one has a centrifugal foundation from which its contents radiate outwards, as it were, in descending degrees from the soft perceptual to the soft conceptual via intermediate levels of perceptual/conceptual experience.  Only the magazine and comic are rooted, through their sharp spine, in the centripetal, thereby attesting to a noumenal essence theocratically to the right of autocratic and democratic alternatives.  Yet even the most up-to-date and perceptually sophisticated of magazines/comics is effectively anterior to cinema and thus to film, the alpha beginnings of a proletarian alternative to bourgeois precedent.  Where bourgeois omega and proletarian alpha co-exist, we have a sort of Nazi/Communist parallel in which the inner light of the one seeks ascendancy over the outer light of the other, competes with the other in a sort of tussle between the Holy Spirit and the Father which, ironically, will only be ended once the Holy Spirit comes to pass on artificial, and hence transcendent,  terms, and thus invalidates the need for a naturalistic equivalence, the hallucinogenic trip being posterior rather than anterior to film, and therefore something that both overhauls it and, in doing so, renders the comic magazine superfluous and totally redundant.  For evolution is less the result of a victory by the barbarous proletariat over the civilized bourgeoisie ... than the result of a dialectic whereby the bourgeois thesis is opposed by the proletarian antithesis and the eventual outcome is a new synthesis which is less proletarian than classless - the transcendent classlessness of an omega civilization rooted not in naturalistic but in artificial criteria.  Truly, the battle against proletarian barbarism, or the artificial outer light, can only be finally won by the legalization of an artificial inner light, and where cinema is concerned, nothing short of LSD or some such synthetic hallucinogen will suffice to bring victory to pass and, with it, an ultimate civilization - the foremost reach (short of pure inner contemplation) of the theocratic.  Even now, with the dawn of the twenty-first century, the battle against the outer light is being waged in the clash, if you will, between television and computers, the latter, with their perceptual games, already proving of more interest to the better-bred children than television, and destined, I am confident, to grow in popularity as time goes by, effectively eclipsing, on a class-evolutionary basis, the naturalistic inner light of large photographic magazines, just as compact discs would seem to be  eclipsing the naturalistic inner light of small magazines, most of which are rather less perceptual (and thus photographic) than conceptual (and thus verbal), given their contiguity, in ideological terms, with non-photographic paperbacks.  Certainly we are living on the borderline of a theocratic age, but, for all its computers and compact discs, the current age is still effectively democratic, and therefore these superior media remain unrepresentative of what most typifies its democratic essence, being, if anything, ideologically 'beyond the pale'.  Nevertheless, their existence gives us theocratically-minded people grounds for optimism concerning the future; for the struggle will continue and the dialectic gradually 'come clean' in a synthesis transcending both bourgeois and proletarian precedent, a synthesis which is both inner and artificial, transcendent and technological, spiritual and pharmaceutical.  Autocratic/bureaucratic alphas may be transcended in democracy, but they can only be totally eclipsed once democracy is utilized for theocratic ends and the omega 'Kingdom of Heaven' accordingly comes to pass.  Not only will the tripper not want to watch films, least of all in the traditional pre-democratic contexts of cinema and television; he won't want to read comics, either.  Both cultural Communism and Nazism will be irrelevant to him; for he will care only for the ultimate ideological satisfaction ... of Social Transcendentalism.

 

14.  Like Christ, I offer mankind Eternal Life, but I do so on the understanding that life can only be rendered eternal, i.e. beyond the mortality of the flesh, if the human brain is artificially supported and sustained.  For as long as it is dependent on the flesh for survival it will die with the flesh.  Thus my point of view, my philosophy, is rooted in the very logical and even commonsensical proposition that unless we discover how to support and sustain the brain artificially, we shall continue to die, as in the past.  There is no other basis for Eternal Life than in terms of the brain being artificially supported and sustained.  This I have maintained all along, and although it will take some time to develop, and have to pass through a number of intermediate, or cyborg-like, stages before it comes to fruition in any recognizably post-human terms, it is the only way in which Eternal Life can be guaranteed, an Eternal Life destined to culminate, once brain collectivizations have been superseded by new-brain collectivizations, in the definitive eternity of pure spirit, the supra-atomic Heaven the far side of the post-Human Millennium.  That is my doctrine in a nutshell, take it or leave it, but it is what distinguishes me from other teachers as the one who really does correspond to a Second Coming, an ultimate messiah, whose Social Transcendentalism is the means to the Divine End ... of Eternal Life.

 

15.  Because each part of the Trinity, and not just the Son, is divisible into three, there are three saluting approaches to the Holy Ghost.  The first is a relatively centrifugal approach (|_|) to the supercross, in which the forefinger and little finger of the right hand are extended on a bent arm (_|), the arm being bent on account of the contiguity of this salute with the Son, or, translated into political terms, democracy, and its consequent relativity in between both democratic saluting and the more extreme forms of theocratic saluting (about which more in a minute).  Hence it may be described, this two-finger salute, as the 'father' of the Holy Ghost, and it is my view that it parallels computer games as a mode of theocracy (inner light) co-existent with Social Democracy (inner darkness).  However, beyond this most basic transcendental salute is that which might be called the 'son' of the Holy Ghost, and this, the second of our three approaches to omega divinity, is less centrifugal than balanced between transcendental extremes (Y), a salute in which the forefinger and middle finger of the right hand split apart from the third finger and the little finger on an outstretched arm, one that is held up at a fairly acute angle (/) in indication of the fact that one is thereby affirming an unequivocally theocratic allegiance which is effectively beyond any contiguity with the democratic middle ground.  Such a salute is manifestly Social Transcendentalist (Social Theocratic), and it would be the prerogative of the Second Coming to salute in this fashion, since it parallels LSD-tripping as an affirmation of the right of a religiously-sovereign People to partake of self-realization on the basis of synthetically-induced visionary experience, an inner light which is more inner (and therefore civilized) than the inner light germane to computer games and the playing thereof.  However, beyond this salute is the pure transcendentalism of the salute of the Holy Ghost as such, the transcendental salute par excellence, and this is the most centripetal approach (V) to the supercross, in which the forefinger and middle-finger of the right hand are extended in split fashion on a straight arm which is held up in an approximately vertical position, signifying the complete triumph of the transcendental ideal through an inner-light purism which is beyond trips in the omega resolution of a meditative parallel, the ultimate right of a religiously-sovereign People to meditate and thus cultivate the Holy Spirit directly.  Needless to say, it will be the last salute of the Holy Ghost to come universally to pass, but it will be the ultimate salute.

 

16.  As to what might be described as alpha saluting, or saluting of the Father, we should distinguish, I believe, between the most absolute clenched-fist raised arm salute (|") as the salute of the Father, paralleling black-and-white cinema, and an oblique clenched-fist raised arm salute (/") as the salute of the 'son' of the Father, which would rather parallel colour cinema, being germane to a sort of autocratic fall from fundamentalist theocratic purism.  Hence the appeal of the latter type of saluting to Stalinists, who were evidently something of a fall from Marxist purism; although the vertical clenched-fist salute is more easily associated with militant fundamentalists and 'black power' radicals, who tended to see the world in terms of black and white.  However, beyond both of these intransigent modes of alpha saluting is the more devolved bent arm clenched-fist salute (_|") of the 'holy ghost' of the Father, a salute paralleling television, which brings autocracy into contiguity with democracy on less intransigent terms, terms which can only lead to the eclipse of autocracy by democracy in due saluting course, as all degrees of bent arm straight-hand saluting (horizontal in regard to the 'father' of the Son, oblique in regard to the Son, vertical in regard to the 'holy ghost' of the Son) stake their respective claims on the democratic consciousness.  Strictly speaking, the democrat recognizes no other saluting than those which generally obtain in the military and/or police of a civil society, and I would argue that whereas the horizontally-biased open-hand salute is left wing, and thus has a parallel with videos, the diagonally-biased open-hand salute is centrist and the vertically-biased open-hand salute right wing - the former paralleling LPs and the latter audio cassettes.  For, as I have elsewhere argued, videos, LPs, and audios appertain to the Christic or, depending on your point of view, democratic middle ground, which has its 'Three in One' no less than the autocratic Father and the theocratic Holy Ghost.  Yet being a middle-ground ideological position, the democratic types of saluting will always be relative, utilizing a bent or a crooked arm rather than a straight one.  There can be no absolutism in the democratic middle ground, which is the most conspicuously divisible part of the Trinity.

 

17.  As regards Fascism, which was in many respects anterior to 'Communism' ... as a sort of theocratic reaction against autocratic barbarism, there was very little room for relativity, although Hitler, for one, did favour a bent-arm open-hand salute (_|) in addition to the more militant straight-arm salute (/) for which Nazism is better remembered.  Probably a third level of fascist saluting could be construed as involving recourse to a near vertical open-hand salute, and doubtless there were those who, for whatever reasons, preferred this ultimate type of fascist salute, more likely to appeal to pro-fascist clergy and idealistic extremists, over the more standard one.  Whether such fascist saluting can be defined in terms of the Holy Ghost is a debatable point; though there would seem to be no logical argument against regarding it in relation to the Holy Ghost in a Christic age and society, so that, having bourgeois roots, it was a sort of Christic Transcendentalism which had its own divisions of the father, son, and holy ghost, much the way that capital democracy had before it and social autocracy after it.  In this respect, it can be viewed as a bourgeois parallel to the coming social theocracy, the ideology of the Holy Ghost per se which stems not from bourgeois but, rather, from proletarian civilization and which, if all goes according to plan, will democratically supersede social democracy as the Second Coming stakes his rightful theocratic claim to offer 'God's peoples', wherever they may be found, the opportunity of achieving salvation from the world through him.  Such a man may not salute like an autocrat, still less a democrat, but he will be more than just a 'fascist' on that account.  He will be the ultimate theocrat, leaving Hitler and Mussolini severely in the shade of theocratic history.

 

18.  Compared to Stalin, there can be no doubt that Hitler was essentially a theocrat, a man of the wavicle Right as opposed to the particle Left, although in his case, and that of fascism in general, of an Extreme Right anterior rather than posterior to so-called Communism (in reality, Stalinist state socialism).  Hitler was a sort of failed God, whereas Stalin was a devil incarnate (as, of course, was Lenin, the founder of the Bolshevik Party).  The Nazi flag had a white centre, a sort of spiritual, or centripetal, symbolism (of the inner light), with the swastika, a kind of paradoxical cross between cross and supercross (which some have described as a bent cross), situated in the middle of this centre.  The red surround was perhaps an unfortunate concession to Socialism or, at any rate, the effectively anterior nature of Nazism to Bolshevism, but, for all that, the Nazi emblem was not so much overly centrifugal (and therefore autocratic) as loosely centripetal (and therefore theocratic).  It was ranged against the yellow star of Soviet Communism, the hammer and sickle (which was arguably more suggestive of a cross than a star), and the surrounding red of the flag in general, a truly centrifugal ground which could be interpreted as radiating, in fiery soulfulness, from the star or (if the star is intentionally Marxist) in diabolic competition with it.  However that may be, the ideological essence of Nazism was theocratic rather than autocratic, a bourgeois theocracy against a proletarian autocracy, and if we sometimes get the contrary impression it must not be forgotten that Nazism began as a German Workers' Party with, in consequence, more left-wing tendencies and elements (including the Strasser brothers) than ever Hitler would have wanted or indeed was able to tolerate.  Now although we need not doubt that, coming from a Catholic background, Hitler was essentially theocratic, if on rather bent and limited terms, it is evident that autocratic tendencies and elements persisted inside the Party - and outside it - for most of its duration, thereby confounding Hitler's own theocratic aspirations and leading to compromises (as with Goebbels), which are the source of continuing ambivalence in our attitude to the ideological essence of Nazism.  Yet Nazism, like Fascism, its Latin cousin, was always more theocratic than autocratic, and can never be regarded as anything less than a reaction against Bolshevik atheism and its state totalitarianism.  The Church, for obvious reasons, may have been more conspicuously behind Fascism than behind Nazism, but it had considerably less to fear from Hitler than from Stalin and his 'red' hordes.

 

19.  No less than a theocratic connection can be perceived between Roman Catholicism and Fascism, so an autocratic connection is perceivable between Eastern Orthodoxy and Soviet Communism, each of which are fundamentally patriarchal in relation to the world.  Could Soviet Communism have arisen in a Catholic country?  It was certainly imposed upon Catholic countries, but its autocratic essence suggests an Orthodox precondition, or tradition, in which power was rooted in the Father, the patriarch, the authoritarian ruler.  Stalin, no less than Lenin, served (despite his Georgian origins) to fill the role, prepared by religious fundamentalism, of a ruling Father-figure.  A state with an Orthodox religious tradition is always more likely to produce authoritarian rulers than one with, say, a Catholic or a Protestant tradition.

 

20.  Drama is the literature of soul (fire); fiction the literature of will (earth); philosophy the literature of intellect (water); and poetry the literature of spirit (air).  Expressed diagrammatically, we shall find:-

 

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with drama corresponding to the Father (or naturalism), fiction corresponding to the Blessed Virgin (or realism), philosophy corresponding to the Son (or materialism), and poetry corresponding to the Holy Spirit (or idealism).  Hence whereas drama is alpha and fiction worldly, philosophy is purgatorial and poetry omega.  Drama corresponds to the outer light of the soulful superstar, fiction to the outer darkness of the wilful star.  Philosophy corresponds to the inner darkness of the intellectual cross, poetry to the inner light of the spiritual supercross.  Hence whereas drama is fundamentally autocratic and fiction bureaucratic, philosophy is essentially democratic and poetry theocratic.  Put in musical-instrument terms, one could say that whereas drama has its instrumental parallel in percussion, fiction has its instrumental parallel in strings, particularly guitars.  Similarly, whereas philosophy has its instrumental parallel in keyboards, poetry has its instrumental parallel in wind.  Each parallel ranges from alpha to omega across the entire breadth of its particular spectrum.  Morally speaking, it is evident that drama is immoral in relation to poetry (the only truly moral art), while fiction is negatively amoral in relation to philosophy (a positively amoral branch of literature).  The best philosophy, corresponding to an antiphilosophy, will be less intellectual (and neutron centred) than spiritual (and electron orientated), a bound-electron equivalence intimating of a free-electron possibility.  Such a possibility can only be fully realized, in literature, through abstract poetry, the ultimate kind of poetry and, hence, ultimate literature, one transcending expression and thus completely aligned with an omega impression of the Holy Spirit.  He who is most of the Holy Ghost will be an abstract poet, and his preferred medium of communication will be the computer.  His will be the most idealistic (impressive) of all poetry, a superpoetry aligned with the saxophone in music and with scooters in road transportation.  It will be beyond the metaphysically expressive poetry of the (bound-electron) antipoet, that 'holy ghost' of the Son whose right-wing Christic bias has its instrumental parallel in the trumpet and its transportational parallel in tourers.

 

21.  The outer light (of the Father) is good in relation to the outer darkness (of the Mother), but it is a centrifugal, or apparent, good.  Conversely, the inner darkness (of the Son) is evil in relation to the inner light (of the Holy Ghost), but it is a centripetal, or essential, evil.  No less than there is a 'bad good', or outer light, so there is a 'good evil', or inner darkness, and it is the difference between soul and intellect, alpha and purgatory, fire and water.  Inferior to the 'good evil' (of the inner darkness), is the 'bad evil' (of the outer darkness), but superior to it is the 'good good' (of the inner light), and in the distinction between 'bad evil' and 'good good' we have the difference between will and spirit, world and omega, earth and air.  Therefore, no less than Christ is morally superior to the Virgin, the Holy Ghost is superior to Christ.  For the inner light is the ultimate good, and it transcends the inner darkness (of 'good evil') to the extent that the spirit transcends the intellect, much the way that jazz transcends rock.  However, one can, and I believe should, speak of a fall from outer light to outer darkness, as from the Father to the Mother, or soul to pop, for there is no evil lower than or anterior to the world.  Evil begins in the outer darkness and proceeds to the inner darkness, as from the Virgin to Christ, will to intellect, Catholicism to Protestantism, pop to rock, the world to purgatory.  Only in the inner light is evil transcended, as the Holy Spirit eclipses the Son, spirit eclipsing the intellect, and the jazz-oriented salvation of the ultimate good (in relation to the Father) prevails for all eternity as mankind reaches its destiny in omega Heaven, the heaven in relation to which even the outer light of the fatherly alpha must appear as Hell, a soulful hell diametrically antithetical to the spiritual heaven.  But alpha is not really Hell until one reaches the omega Heaven and finds that the inner light necessarily excludes the outer light, the Holy Ghost excluding the Father, and that the latter can accordingly have no place in the truly divine scheme of things.  Yet there are those who would contend that Hell is really of the darkness and that the darkness, whether outer or inner, is accordingly hellish in relation to the light, whether outer or inner, so that we can distinguish between an outer heaven in the case of the Father and an outer hell in the case of the Mother; an inner hell in the case of the Son and an inner heaven in the case of the Holy Spirit.  Hell and evil are no less commensurate, they would argue, than heaven and good, and that if one is to identify evil with the darkness and good with the light, then the darkness must be hellish and the light heavenly.  There is assuredly logic to this contention, but it overlooks the fact that Hell and the darkness are no more synonymous than evil and the light, and that the darkness, far from being hellish, is really worldly and/or purgatorial, depending on its type.  Hell is not earth or water but fire, and fire is of Hell because it burns and consumes rather than shines and illuminates.  The world can become hellish, but it is no more Hell than purgatory is Heaven.  Hell is the outer light (of raging fire) glimpsed through consciousness of the inner light, and until that consciousness comes to pass, there is no Hell but either the primitive heaven of the outer light ... perceived from the fallen state of an outer darkness (paganism) or a Christic reappraisal of the world in terms of an apparent hell when perceived from the purgatorial standpoint of the inner darkness.  The point to remember, however, is that evil and hell are no more synonymous than good and the world.  The Devil is not evil because he is an outer light (soul) anterior to the world.  Evil pertains, on the contrary, to the world, has its foundation in the outer darkness of feminine will (the temptation of Adam by Eve) and extends, via a purgatorial transmutation, into the inner darkness of the masculine intellect.  Evil begins with the Virgin and ends with (the crucified) Christ, the alpha of realism and the omega of materialism, and therefore evil has nothing whatsoever to do with the alpha of naturalism (the Father or, depending on your point of view, the Devil, Hell, the outer light).  The Father/Heaven does not become evil when perceived, as the Devil/Hell, from the omega consciousness of the inner light.  He simply becomes irrelevant.  An irrelevance which, as outer light, must be transcended in and through a growing consciousness of the inner light, which is the ultimate good and hence true divinity.  Evil is something that can and must be fought, whether as an outer darkness from the standpoint of an inner darkness or, ultimately, as an inner darkness from the standpoint of an inner light, ultimate good against 'good evil', idealism against materialism.  Man did not fight the outer light of primal good.  He simply fell from it (through the feminine temptation) into the outer darkness of the world, and the world has been a battleground ever since.  Only the ultimate victory of the inner light over the inner darkness will put an end to war and struggle for all time, ushering in the age of eternal peace, in which the inner light will be at one with itself in the peace that, being spiritual, surpasses all intellect - the peace of the ultimate good.

 

22.  In the outer darkness of her phenomenal selflessness, woman corresponds to the 'bad evil' of the world, her vagina a relatively centrifugal phenomenon that accordingly opens out, in phenomenal selflessness, to the coital penetration of worldly will.  Hence coitus implies a relationship, on the part of both partners, to the outer darkness of worldly will.  Contrasted to heterosexual practices, we shall find the inner darkness of homosexual practices, viz. sodomy, since the anus corresponds, in its relatively centripetal phenomenality, to the inner darkness, albeit to an inner darkness of the world as opposed to purgatory (intellect), and homosexuality is accordingly a comparatively selfish mode of sexuality more germane to the intellectual head than to the wilful body, a mode of sexuality less realistic than materialistic, which is a kind of right-wing democratic equivalence, in that one is concerned, on the right, with inner darkness rather than with outer darkness (heterosexuality) or outer light (heterosexual fantasies).  Hence homosexuality is in some sense less evil than heterosexuality, insofar as it pertains to the inner darkness of phenomenal selfishness as opposed to the outer darkness of phenomenal selflessness.  Yet it is still a sexuality of the darkness, and therefore unacceptable from a moral, or noumenally selfish, point of view, as germane to the inner light.  It is simply, in common parlance, 'the best of a bad job', and not, on that account, 'the worst of a good job', i.e. gadget sexuality either separate from or in relation to computerized erotica, which would, I believe, necessarily have to take an attenuated form.  Homosexuality is really a sort of extreme puritan or conservative type of sexuality which contrasts with heterosexuality as Puritanism with Catholicism or Conservatism with Liberalism or, indeed, Christ with the Virgin Mary.  One could say that it corresponds to a verbal paperback vis--vis a hardback or, in more contemporary and hence proletarian terms, to an audio cassette vis--vis an LP.  Homosexuals are generally cleverer, or more intelligent, than heterosexuals, but they are still creatures of the darkness.  The inner darkness may be a precondition, in evolutionary terms, of the inner light, but those who are of the inner light will have to oppose homosexuals no less than heterosexuals, in their struggle against the world/purgatory in the name of the coming Heaven.

 

23.  To distinguish between cigarettes, cigars, roll-ups, and pipes on the basis of realistic, materialistic, naturalistic, and idealistic distinctions, with cigarettes corresponding to worldly realism, cigars to purgatorial materialism, roll-ups to diabolic naturalism, and pipes to divine idealism.  Put elementally, or in terms of the four elements, one could argue that cigarettes are of earth, cigars of water, roll-ups of fire, and pipes of air, given the connection between cigarettes and outer darkness, cigars and inner darkness, roll-ups and outer light, and pipes and inner light, or cigarettes and filters, cigars and wrappings, roll-ups and heat, and pipes and air.  Whereas a cigarette burns continuously, through saltpetre, with a dark flame, a roll-up will go out unless kept alight through regular inhalations.  The one is earth, the other fire.  By contrast, a cigar is a cold thing, watery in its cellophane wrapper and the inner darkness of its rolled tobacco leaf, burning gently and always likely to go out if not inhaled quite regularly enough.... As, for that matter, is a pipe, although, with its cylindrical stem, there is always a closer connection with and dependence upon air, an emphasis upon air which both distinguishes it from and elevates it above the other modes of smoking, much the way that motorbikes are elevated above bicycles, land rovers, and cars ... as we descend from air to earth via fire and water, or spirit to will via soul and intellect.  Pipe smoking is of the spirit no less than cigarette smoking is of the (bodily) will, roll-up smoking of the soul, and cigar smoking of the intellect.  In fact, we can infer a correlation between pipes and motorbikes, roll-ups and bicycles, cigars and land rovers, and cigarettes and cars, much as we distinguish between air, fire, water, and earth, or, alternatively, between idealism, naturalism, materialism, and realism, or (even) between the Holy Ghost, the Father, the Son, and the Blessed Virgin.   For it could just as easily be said that pipes are of the Holy Spirit, roll-ups of the Father, cigars of the Son, and cigarettes of the Virgin Mary, with further correlations between heaven, hell, purgatory, and the world, or electrons, protons, neutrons, and atoms, regarding atoms as a kind of bodily, or worldly, composite of the elemental divisions (of the Trinity) above, with protons (and therefore the Father) corresponding to the soulful alpha, neutrons (and therefore the Son) corresponding to the intellectual purgatory, and electrons (and therefore the Holy Spirit) corresponding to the spiritual omega, of which roll-ups, cigars, and pipes (in that order) would be the smoking equivalents, cigarettes corresponding, with their atomic compositeness (of the Blessed Virgin), to the wilful world.  Since we have already classified the analogous distinctions between dramatists, philosophers, poets, and novelists ... in relation to both the Trinity and the Blessed Virgin, we would be justified, I believe,  in drawing further parallels, or correspondences, between roll-ups and drama, cigars and philosophy, pipes and poetry, and cigarettes and novels, given the correlation between drama and the outer light of the Father, literature and the outer darkness of the Mother, philosophy and the inner darkness of the Son, and poetry and the inner light of the Holy Ghost.  No less than one would expect, on the basis of this logic, dramatists to smoke roll-ups (or 'joints' if into poetic drama), one would expect poets to smoke pipes, philosophers cigars, and novelists cigarettes.  One might just as logically expect dramatists to ride bicycles and/or mopeds, poets to ride motorbikes and/or scooters, philosophers to drive land rovers, and novelists to drive cars, were we attuned to the correlations, elemental or otherwise, between each of these literary disciplines and their smoking and/or transportational parallels.  I shall not press the point, but very definite correlations in these and other contexts most assuredly do exist, and it is for the enlightened man to seize upon them and regulate his life accordingly, assuming he is capable of a genuine commitment to one or other of the, as it were, competing spectra, and is not merely a wishy-washy liberal with no particular ideological preference.  Certainly enlightenment is a great thing, and while no man can have as much enlightenment as the genuine poet, nevertheless most men can at least glimpse fragments of the inner light some of the time, even when they are in the midst of outer or inner darkness, and therefore ignorant of insightful distinctions, are 'in death even in the midst of life' and accordingly 'know not what they do' from a spiritual, or enlightened, point of view, the viewpoint of the genuine poet and his preference for idealism (whether in regard to smoking, road transportation, or whatever) over naturalism, materialism, and realism - those fire, water, and earth alternatives to air, and thus to the life of the spirit.

 

24.  Interesting that just as the naturalistic spectrum extends, in road transportation, from bicycles to mopeds, so it extends, in regard to smoking, from roll-ups to 'joints', the latter being the 'turned-on' equivalent of mopeds in regard to the alpha inception of the spectrum in question.  Likewise, poetic drama is the omega form of drama, paralleling mopeds and 'joints', in relation to both tragic (alpha) and comic (purgatorial) drama, the former autocratic and the latter democratic, poetic drama being a sort of theocratic form of drama which could be described as comparatively moral in relation to the immoral and amoral essences of the other main forms of drama respectively.  Yet whatever the form of drama, one is still dealing with the naturalistic spectrum, with outer light, and thus with a fundamentally alpha-stemming type of literary production, a type antithetical to poetry, which should ever pertain to the inner light, even when it is less at the scooter pole, as it were, of its idealistic spectrum than at some motorbike pole which is less moral than comparatively immoral and hence apparent, sad rather than joyful, and illusory as opposed to truthful, a thing of negative feelings rather than pure awareness.  Yet if poetry only really comes into its own at the omega pole of its spectrum, then the opposite must surely be true of drama, which is never more itself than at the alpha inception of the naturalistic spectrum in strong emotions like anger sparked by or attendant upon tragic events.  Whereas poetry progresses along its spectrum from alpha to omega, drama regresses from alpha to omega, tragic to poetic drama, becoming less dramatic - and emotional - the more poetic it becomes, the expansion of the poetic towards omega accompanying the contraction of the dramatic away from alpha, poetry becoming more genuine as drama becomes increasingly spurious.  Whereas mopeds are the least diabolical (immoral) mode of naturalistic road transportation, scooters are the most divine (moral) mode of road transportation.  The same can also be said for their literary parallels in poetic drama and poetic poetry (superpoetry), the latter of which can only be purely impressive and therefore completely aligned, in abstraction, with the spirit rather than compromised by intellect or emotion, those philosophical and dramatic norms respectively.  Yes, poetry can be emotional and intellectual, dramatic and philosophic, but it doesn't really come into its own until it is spiritual, and hence a vehicle for awareness.  Drama, by contrast, was into its own in the emotional and became progressively 'bovaryized' or attenuated as, first, intellect and, then, awareness entered into it from beyond.  Drama is a discipline of the Father, not of the Son or the Holy Ghost, though intellectual, or comic, drama will of course not be of the Son per se (as with intellectual philosophy) but, rather, is the 'son' of the Father no less than poetic drama is the 'holy ghost' of the Father, since still dramatic and therefore appertaining to the naturalistic spectrum.  By contrast, poetry, appertaining to the idealistic spectrum above, is a discipline of the Holy Ghost, even when, as dramatic poetry, it may paradoxically be described as the 'father' of the Holy Ghost, and as philosophic poetry likewise be described as the 'son' of the Holy Ghost, a description necessarily indicative of the fact that it is still short of being truly of the Holy Ghost in the most poetic of all presentations - a presentation so genuinely impressive as to have transcended all expression, both emotional (proton) and intellectual (neutron) in the most free-electron terms, which bring the Holy Spirit absolutely to pass and thus transcend both autocratic immorality and democratic amorality in the most theocratic morality - the morality of pure awareness.

 

25.  The soul of the Father (outer light/noumenal appearances), the will of the Mother (outer darkness/phenomenal appearances), the intellect of the Son (inner darkness/phenomenal essences), the spirit of the Holy Ghost (inner light/noumenal essences).  Autocracy, bureaucracy, democracy, and theocracy, corresponding to fire, earth, water, and air.  Strength, beauty, goodness, and truth, corresponding to protons, atoms, neutrons, and electrons.  Naturalism, realism, materialism, and idealism, corresponding to drama, fiction, philosophy, and poetry.  And so on.

 

26.  Broadly one can describe religion which focuses on the Father as autocratic theocracy, religion which focuses on the Mother (Virgin Mary) as bureaucratic theocracy, religion which focuses on the Son (Christ) as democratic theocracy, and religion which focuses on the Holy Spirit as theocratic theocracy, or supertheocracy.  There is a sense in which, in Christendom, Eastern Orthodoxy is the form of Christianity most Father orientated, and hence patriarchal and fundamentalist, corresponding to an autocratic theocracy.  Doubtless this owes something to the fact that the Orthodox East is closer, in geographical terms, to the Islamic East and thus to theocratic fundamentalism, the fundamentalism which is less an autocratic theocracy than a theocratic autocracy (super-autocracy), and therefore rooted in a stellar alpha which effectively precludes the possibility of theocratic evolution through the world ... from a relatively fundamentalist base (in the Father) to an absolutely transcendentalist culmination (in the Holy Spirit), via the outer darkness of the Mother and the inner darkness of the Son.  Now if Eastern Orthodoxy may fundamentally be described as an autocratic theocracy, then it must follow that Roman Catholicism, with its focus on the Blessed Virgin, is a bureaucratic theocracy, a theocracy less of the outer light than of the outer darkness, while Protestantism, the focus of which is largely if not purely Christic, is a democratic theocracy, Christ corresponding to an inner darkness (of the intellect) in relation to the outer darkness (of the will), and hence to his Blessed Mother.  That of course leads to the possibility of a theocratic theocracy, a supertheocracy, and not simply in the sense of Pentecostalism (which is the form of nonconformist Christianity most orientated towards the Holy Ghost) but in the more radical and extreme terms of Social Transcendentalism, which would transcend the Church altogether, and thus effectively the Holy Ghost, as pure spirit was extended beyond Christianity in terms of a universal religion whose institutional focus was the Centre, and the (true) inner light of which contrasted absolutely with the (false) inner light of oriental fundamentalism, its alpha antithesis on the same, or idealistic, spectrum.  For make no mistake: Islamic fundamentalism does not correspond to the outer light in the sense that the Father and thus, by implication, Eastern Orthodoxy does.  Rooted in Allah, it is, like Judaism, a religion of the inner light, but its inner light, derived from the central star of the Galaxy, is only apparently inner.  For while the central star has the appearance of being inner in relation to such peripheral, revolving stars as the sun, its noumenal essence is still in proton-proton reactions (if wavicle rather than particle), and hence it pertains to a noumenal selflessness which is inherently centrifugal.  Thus it is a sad, negative, illusory spirit, a spirit which, from the standpoint of transcendentalism, can only appear false and even immoral when compared or, rather, contrasted to the joyful, positive, truthful essence of true spirit, the noumenal essence of which would be in electron-electron attractions of a wavicle purism such as emerges from a meditative precondition.  Thus the coming of Transcendentalism establishes a polar antithesis with Fundamentalism, the alpha 'inner light' of which can only appear in a bogus light in relation to its own omega inner light, the ultimate and true inner light of a superconscious purism.  Should Islamic Fundamentalism resist the allure of Social Transcendentalism, reacting against supertheocracy on the basis of super-autocratic intransigence, then I fear that there may be no alternative for Social Transcendentalism but to enter into a 'Holy War' with it, as the true inner light strives for globalization at the expense, if necessary, of the false inner light, and in order that all men, whatever their background, may be freed from the tyranny of supernatural determinism, in the interests of the ultimate spiritual salvation of self-realization in a universal brotherhood which will bring the 'Kingdom of Heaven' truly to pass.

 

27.  If proletarian autocratic sex is masturbatory and/or voyeuristic in relation to porno films, then proletarian democratic sex may broadly be divided into anti-democratic left-wing sexuality in cunnilingus (which is quasi-voyeuristic), a democratic centrist sexuality in male-dominated heterosexuality, and pro-theocratic right-wing sexuality in homosexuality.  Contrasted to which we shall find that proletarian bureaucratic sex, which is akin to the Virgin under Christ (or feminism under masculinism), is likewise divisible into an anti-democratic left-wing sexuality in lesbianism, a bureaucratic centrist sexuality in female-dominated heterosexuality, and a pro-theocratic right-wing sexuality in fellatio (which is quasi-voyeuristic).  Anti-democratic bureaucratic sex reacts against heterosexuality in lesbianism, no less than pro-theocratic bureaucratic sex transcends it (relatively) towards theocratic sex (or computer sex voyeurism).  Anti-democratic democratic sex reacts against heterosexuality in cunnilingus, no less than pro-theocratic democratic sex transcends it towards theocratic sex.  The anti-democratic, whether in lesbianism beneath or cunnilingus above, is left wing, whereas the pro-theocratic, whether in fellatio beneath or homosexuality above, is right wing, the difference between the reactive and the attractive, protons and electrons, particles and wavicles.  Hence whereas lesbianism is left-wing bureaucratic sex, homosexuality is right-wing democratic sex.  And whereas cunnilingus is left-wing democratic sex, fellatio is right-wing bureaucratic sex.  Heterosexuality, whether male-dominated (and democratic) or female-dominated (and bureaucratic) can only be centrist, as befitting a liberal disposition.  This is not to say that each democratic and/or bureaucratic option, corresponding to political positions, cannot be further subdivided into tripartite alternatives, as in regard, for example, to left- and right-wing heterosexual alternatives either side of a centrist middle ground.  Doubtless they can, and one would be justified, I believe, in contending that democratic heterosexuality might also embrace rear-entry male-dominated coitus on its left wing and anal intercourse on its right wing.  But whatever subdivision one may choose to entertain, the fact is that in democratic sex the male is dominant, whereas in bureaucratic sex it is the female who calls the tune, and doubtless in conformity with feminist principles.  Cunnilingus is no less a male-dominated form of oral sex than fellatio is its female-dominated form.  The distinction, in this respect, between homosexuality and lesbianism is too obvious to warrant further comment here, but the distinction between male- and female-dominated heterosexuality, the male on top in the former case and the female on top in the latter, is rather more subtle, and does indeed conform, so I contend, to a democratic/bureaucratic distinction.  Now I can conceive of an age or a society which, being more bureaucratic than democratic, would encourage female-dominated intercourse, and I have no doubt that feminists would, or should, be especially partial to asserting themselves over men (though not necessarily completely at the male's expense).  Hence I would describe relationships in which female-dominated intercourse were the norm as heterosexually bureaucratic, in contrast both to the heterosexually democratic nature of male-dominated intercourse and to the possibility of some kind of bureaucratic/democratic balance in between the two extremes.  Personally, I would regard bureaucratic sexuality, of whatever description, as morally less desirable than democratic sexuality, since corresponding to the ascendancy of the outer darkness rather than of the inner darkness, and therefore implicitly anterior to the latter.  As proletarian society evolves, so it passes from an autocratic alpha to a bureaucratic world, from which we evolve to a democratic purgatory ... before any prospect, through inner light, of a theocratic omega begins to dawn on our spiritual horizon.  As a reaction against autocratic male domination, feminism is perfectly inevitable.  But it can, and should, be left behind by the 'masculinism' of democratic freedom.  Sexual bureaucracy can only be irrelevant to a fully democratic age, as irrelevant as feminism itself, and therefore should be transcended by sexual democracy and its masculine concomitance, a means, if nothing else, to theocratic ends.... As to the distinction between proletarian and bourgeois sex, which was rather implicit at the beginning of this entry, I am now more than ever convinced that it boils down to a sort of monoracial/multiracial disparity, and that while bourgeois sex - whether autocratic, bureaucratic, democratic, or theocratic - will involve only whites or only blacks or only coloureds or only Jews (as the case may be), proletarian sex will involve mixed partners in a sort of interracial transcendentalism, as distinct from monoracial partnerships as colour televisions and/or computers from monochromatic books and/or magazines.

 

28.  If the outer light is Hell (noumenal selflessness), then the inner light is Heaven (noumenal selfishness).  And if the outer darkness is worldly hell (phenomenal selflessness), then the inner darkness is worldly heaven (phenomenal selfishness).  No less than the outer darkness stems, as a fall, from the outer light, so the inner darkness stands as a precondition of the inner light.  Without the Father, there can be no Mother.  Conversely, without Christ (the Son) there can be no Holy Spirit.  For the 'Kingdom of Heaven' lies within, in inner light, and until one has grasped this fact intellectually, one cannot realize it spiritually.  In literary terms, metaphysical philosophy may point towards the 'Kingdom of Heaven', but only poetry - and poetry which is so non-intellectual as to be purely spiritual - can illustrate it through impressive abstraction.  Ironically it is not the philosopher, least of all the intellectual or academic philosopher, who leads to Truth, but the poet, for whom Truth is pure jazz, not rock or even jazz-rock.  In transportational terms it is a scooter, not a streamlined land rover.  In smoking terms it is a pipe, not a cigar.  In terms of communications technology it is a computer, not a radio-cassette player.

 

29.  Democracy, being essentially a matter of the inner darkness, is superior to bureaucracy and autocracy but inferior to theocracy.  Yet if democracy does not contain its own inner light (in the form of Fascism or, better still, Social Transcendentalism), it certainly allows for an outer darkness relative to itself, which is Liberalism, and for an outer light relative to itself, which is Socialism.  Hence while the Conservative Party in Britain is most representative of the inner darkness, the Liberal Party (more specifically Liberal Democratic Party) is closer to representing the outer darkness (bureaucracy), and the Labour Party to representing the outer light (autocracy).  Only the Conservatives are truly or genuinely a democratic party, and because Britain is a mature democracy and not a bureaucratic or an autocratic democracy, it is the Conservative Party which tends, or has tended, to dominate British politics, having what one might describe as a philosophic as opposed to ether a fictional (Liberal) or a dramatic (Labour) bias.  If the Labour Party is the nearest thing, within the atomic relativity of British democracy, to the autocratic superstar and the Liberals are the nearest thing to the bureaucratic star, then the Tories stand closest of all to the democratic cross, the cross of individualistic freedom as against the star/superstar of collectivistic slavery.  However, such individualistic freedom is necessarily materialist, aligned, as it is and must be, with the inner darkness of phenomenal selfishness.  Only Social Transcendentalism can lead to the inner light of noumenal selfishness, and thus to an individualistic freedom which, in its idealism, is above and beyond the cross - namely, the individualistic freedom of the supercross, which is the 'Kingdom of Heaven'.  But without the inner darkness, there could be no inner light.  Idealism can only thrive on the basis of a materialistic precondition, remodelling materialism according to its transcendental ends.  Naturalism and realism, the superstar and the star, will alike be consigned, in judgemental damnation, to the rubbish heap of history, from which they will never arise again.

 

30.  Rulers and leaders are no less antithetical, as soul and spirit, than workers and players, those wilful and intellectual parallels that correspond to the outer darkness and to the inner darkness in between the alpha and omega noumenal extremes of autocratic outer light and theocratic inner light, viz. rulers and leaders, aristocrats and meritocrats, monarchs and priests.  By contrast, workers and players, corresponding to plutocrats and to technocrats within their respective bureaucratic and democratic frameworks, are less creatures of Hell or Heaven than of the world and purgatory, and while the world is closer, as a fall, to Hell, purgatory is closer, as a rise, to Heaven.   Hence rulers and workers hang together on the autocratic/bureaucratic axis of the Father and the Blessed Virgin, no less than players and leaders do such on the succeeding democratic/theocratic axis of Christ and the Holy Spirit, since the former categories are of the superstar and the star, whereas the latter categories are of the cross and the supercross.  Workers tend to respect rulers, as the Mother respects the Father, while players have more respect for leaders, as Christ respected the Holy Ghost, i.e. the 'Kingdom of Heaven' within.  Workers are no less the enemy of leaders than rulers the enemy of players, the reason being that whereas leaders will strive to prevent workers from working, rulers strive to prevent players from playing, the former trying to create more players and the latter more workers.  The more of a leader a man is the less he can abide rulers, since ruling and leading are mutually exclusive spheres of endeavour, as exclusive as Hell and Heaven, and if the 'Kingdom of Heaven' is to come properly to pass there can be no rulers left in place to tyrannize over workers.  Similarly, the more of a player a man becomes the less he can abide workers, since playing and working are also mutually exclusive spheres of endeavour, as exclusive as the world and purgatory, and if the 'Kingdom of Heaven' is to materialize, there can be no workers left in work but only players whom the leaders will lead towards the definitive salvation of their spiritual self-realization.

 

31.  Law is no less superior to science than religion to art, the reason being that, like religion, law relates to the inner experience as opposed to an outer investigation/comprehension of such an experience.  Thus law is akin to the Father in its autocratic essence, whereas science is akin to a Satanic fall from the Father which, being outside, has a particle rather than a wavicle constitution, the very same constitution, albeit from a contrary atomic point-of-view, viz. electrons, that art has in relation to the inner experience of religion, centred in the Holy Ghost.  Consequently while law is alpha and autocratic, religion is omega and theocratic.  Law corresponds to the outer light, religion to the inner light.  The one is centrifugal, the other centripetal.  Now, obviously, the more inner light there is in the individual or society, the less place can there be for outer light.  The inner excludes the outer, and therefore a truly theocratic society, granting maximum inner light to each of the individuals who comprise it, would be beyond the law, beyond in the sense of being more evolved than is commensurate (through inner and outer darkness) with an acceptance of and respect for law.  Such an omega-oriented society could not have judges, since they pertain to the alpha fundamentalism of the outer light (their long wigs symbolic of outer light), and, besides, there could be no judiciary after the Last Judgement which, appertaining to the Second Coming, will, in judging judges from the standpoint of the inner light, find them beneath the theocratic pale.  After the Last Judgement, there can be no judging and therefore no judges!  The law will cease to have any relevance to the religious integrity of the 'Kingdom of Heaven', which will be purely virtuous.  Science, too, will be damned to hellish irrelevance, whereas art will become the close servant of the religious priorities, rescued from the darkness in which it had languished during the age of bureaucratic/democratic phenomenality, confined to a living death.  Such a rescue will of course pertain to the Resurrection, the resurrection of religion from the phenomenal darkness of Christianity, no less than the resurrection, and consequent restoration to eternal life in the inner light, of art.  Saved from the world, art and religion will flourish as never before.  But science and law will perish as they fully deserve, in view of the tyranny which they have exercised over the darkness, both outer and inner (though especially outer), since the beginning of time.

 

32.  If there is a court which, in alpha terms, would be less a thing of the outer light than of the inner light, the fundamentalist inner light, it could only be a religious court, such as exists in Islamic and fundamentalist societies.  Secular courts, by contrast, are less of the Creator (or Jehovah, Allah, etc.) than of the Devil, and in relation to religious courts they should be ascribed a particle rather than a wavicle status ... such as accords with the outer collectivism of the secular (diabolic) in relation to the inner individualism of the religious (divine).  Thus whereas religious judges presiding over religious courts will be akin to autocratic gods, secular judges presiding over secular courts are akin to autocratic devils, devils who may condemn to hell (prison or death) those over whom they have been empowered to judge.

 

33.  If wavicles are individualistic and particles collectivistic, then wavicles are strong or beautiful or good or true (depending on the ideological context), and particles weak or ugly or evil or illusory (depending, once again, on the context).  Hence if law is strong, then science is weak.  If aesthetics is beautiful, then economics is ugly.  If ethics is good, then politics is evil.  If religion is true, then art is false.  For what pertains, as wavicles, to the strong or beautiful or good or true is individualistic, whereas what pertains, as particles, to the weak or ugly or evil or false is collectivistic, the former as superior to the latter as divine virtue to diabolic vice, and thus, albeit in a generalized sense, religious to secular.  Yet, in reality, the law is no more religious than science is artistic.  Religion is solely a matter of the inner light and therefore pertains to the true, or truth, as opposed to strength.  The law, by contrast, is fundamentalist, since appertaining to the outer light (even the 'inner light' of religious law is essentially outer when viewed from a truly religious, or transcendental, standpoint).  Therefore the law is the antithesis of religion, as fundamentalism is the antithesis of transcendentalism, or science the antithesis of art.  Strength (or power) and truth (or awareness) are as mutually exclusive as alpha and omega, beginning and end, and therefore it is inconceivable that law can ever be truly religious.  On the contrary, it is what is antithetical to religion and, in its fundamentalist absolutism, the greatest obstacle and threat to it.  Religion (as I believe I have already made clear) cannot thrive where there is law.  Only the autocratic Father at the expense of the theocratic Holy Ghost.  And where there is law there is science, as a particle shadow to the wavicle outer light, a Satan to the Father, and science necessarily excludes art and is its natural enemy, weakness no less antithetical to illusion (falsity) than strength to truth.  Where aesthetics and economics are concerned, on the other hand, we will be dealing with (wavicle) beauty and (particle) ugliness, worldly virtue and vice, and we can generalize the former in terms of Catholicism and the latter in terms of Liberalism, Catholicism no less the most aesthetic form of 'religion' (the Blessed Virgin) ... than Liberalism is the most economically-biased (laissez-faire capitalism), form of 'politics'.  I use quotes for both religion and politics in regard to the above wavicle and particle distinctions advisably, since Catholicism is less religious than aesthetic, less an allegiance to the inner light (of Transcendentalism) than to the outer darkness (of selfless phenomenality, viz. will), for whom the Virgin Mary is accordingly the aesthetic focus and wavicle ideal, whereas Liberalism is less political than economic, less an allegiance to the inner darkness (of parliamentary democracy) than to the outer darkness, for which laissez-faire (wilful) capitalism is the economic focus and particle ideal - the one individualistic and the other collectivistic, the former co-operative and the latter competitive.  Where ethics and politics are concerned, however, we will of course be dealing with (wavicle) goodness and (particle) evil, purgatorial virtue and vice, and the former we can equate with Protestantism and the latter with Toryism; Protestantism being no less the most ethical form of 'religion' (Christ) than Toryism the most democratic form of politics.  Again my quotes are advisable, since Protestantism is less religious than ethical, less an allegiance to the inner light than to the inner darkness (of selfish phenomenality, viz. intellect), for which Christ, or New Testament fundamentalism, will accordingly be the ethical focus and wavicle ideal, whereas Conservatism is less economic than parliamentary, less an allegiance to the outer darkness (Liberalism) than to the inner darkness, for which the selfish phenomenality of intellect-driven materialism will be the political focus and particle ideal, a necessarily evil ideal which contrasts with the wavicle goodness of ethical Protestantism and its love-centred idealism, a goodness no less disposed, in its wavicle individualism, to the pursuit of the general good ... of intellectual humanism ... than parliamentary evil is disposed, in its particle collectivism, to the pursuit of the particular evil ... of inhuman materialism, Antichrist against Christ.  Contrasted to which, however, we shall find the (wavicle) truth of religion and the (particle) illusion of art, omega virtue and vice, and whereas religion is only properly conceivable in terms of Transcendentalism, which alone truly pertains to the inner light, art will only be truly illusory when it, too, is transcendent and conceived in terms which intimate, through abstract impression (the opposite of abstract expression), of the Holy Spirit, serving as the handmaiden of true religion.  In fact, the word 'handmaiden' is apposite here, since it seems to me that the particle aspect of life, appertaining to collective appearances, is inherently feminine, and that women usually have more respect for art than religion, given their bias for appearances over essences, the collective (for example the species, the family) over the individual.  It is man, by contrast, who is most religious or, at any rate, capable of being such, since more attuned, in his individualistic essence, to the wavicle aspect of life, which would seem to have a masculine bias.  Hence whereas religion is masculine or, more correctly, supermasculine (transcendental) in its centripetal spirituality, art will be  comparatively feminine, a 'handmaiden' which paradoxically approaches the Truth not from the inside, as religious experience, but from the outside, as artistic appearance, and which is accordingly illusory, the abstract intimation of Holy Ghost not being commensurate with the Holy Ghost as such but, at best, a symbol for something which, as Truth, ultimately transcends art and, thus, illusion.  Doubtless, what applies to religion and art in terms of this masculine/feminine, wavicle/particle dichotomy applies no less to law and science, or aesthetics and economics, or ethics and politics, so that we may ascribe to law, aesthetics, and ethics a masculine bias, but to science, economics, and politics a feminine one, in line with the individual/collective, virtuous/vicious, divine/diabolic distinction between wavicles and particles, the former essential and concerned with the general (whether strength, beauty, good, or [in the case of religion] truth), and the latter apparent and concerned with the particular (whether weakness, ugliness, evil, or [in the case of art] illusion), individualism no less generalistic than collectivism is particularistic, wavicles a generalized individualism where particles are a collectivized particularism, each particle separate and distinct from the whole, able to assert itself, if necessary, against the whole, or collective, in the interests of its own particular bent.  Thus whereas religion, for example, appeals to the individual through the general truth, art appeals to the collective through the particular illusion.  Religion, like a man, appeals primarily to the individual, while art, like a woman, appeals primarily to the collectivity of individuals who make up a particular society.  Art deceives, whereas religion enlightens.  Art is, to coin a phrase, the Devil's approach to religion, just as science is the Devil's (particle-biased) approach to law, economics the Devil's approach to aesthetics, and politics the Devil's approach to ethics.  The Devil, whether weak, ugly, evil, or false, always 'gets it wrong', but it is doubtful that those of us who identify with God (whether in alpha, worldly, purgatorial, or omega terms) would 'get it right' if there was no competition 'from below' (in the particle collectivity) to enable us to co-operate more fully with those of our own kind who are dedicated to the protection and advancement of one or another of the principal virtues.

 

34.  People who like other people better than themselves or, rather, their selves ... are fools compared with those who like their selves above others and who, while respecting the other's selves, prefer to be in communion with their own selves.  That man is wise who likes his self above the other, but who puts the other's self above him while rejecting the other.

 

35.  Despite their overly reductive nature, it can be morally expedient to cultivate a philosophical understanding of slang words or sexual epithets like 'cunt' and 'prick', and to use them in regard to moral evaluations of oneself and others.  'Cunts' are of the world and 'pricks' tower in lunar intellectuality above it, but there are also more absolute 'cunts' and 'pricks', what I tend to regard as 'supercunts' and 'superpricks', and while the former are of alpha Hell, the latter are of omega Heaven.  In fact, one could say that while 'cunts' are realistic and 'pricks' materialistic, 'supercunts' are naturalistic and 'superpricks' idealistic - a distinction, in effect, between, say, novelists and philosophers in the one case (that of 'cunts' and 'pricks'), but dramatists and poets in the other case (that of 'supercunts' and 'superpricks').  Now the irony of it all is that one remains classifiable in terms of one or other of these categories whether one relates to the immoral or moral pole or, indeed, to the amoral middle ground of any given elemental spectrum, that is to say, irrespective of whether one is proton orientated and emotional, neutron orientated and intellectual, or electron orientated and spiritual.  A poet is still a 'superprick' at the, as it were, alpha pole of his spectrum, no less than a dramatist is still a 'supercunt' at the omega pole of his spectrum, the one comparatively dramatic and the other comparatively poetic.  For a poet is a creature of the inner light, and whether this inner light be bogus, and fundamentalist, or genuine, and transcendentalist, it will accord with the sort of gender-oriented slang definition we have been discussing in relation to idealism, just as the contrary definition used in connection with dramatists, and by implication drama, has applicability to the outer light, and thus to naturalism.  All we can do, in regard to the appropriateness of such definitions right across their particular spectrum, is to distinguish sharply between, say, immoral 'superpricks' (or rhyming poets) and moral 'superpricks' (or abstract poets), not forgetting the amoral type of 'superpricks' (or free-verse poets) in between, the ones whose bent is more intellectual than either soulful (and emotional) or spiritual (and aware).  And the same of course applies to 'supercunts', whether their form of drama be tragic, comic, or poetic, and to 'cunts' and 'pricks' as well, taking the latter to embrace novelists and philosophers of one persuasion or another, whether immoral, amoral, or moral, which is to say of the father, the son, or the holy ghost relative to their own particular sphere of creativity, novels being of the terrestrial world no less than philosophy is of the lunar purgatory that rises, intellectually, above the bodily will and its concern, in outer darkness, with women and, by implication, sex.  For the effective Mother/Son distinction between the world and purgatory, or fiction and philosophy, is of course one between the outer darkness (of phenomenal selflessness) and the inner darkness (of phenomenal selfishness), which corresponds to 'cunts' and 'pricks' in a wilful/intellectual dichotomy that is sandwiched in-between the alpha/omega dichotomy, or antithesis, of soul and spirit, as germane to the outer light of the Father (in noumenal selflessness) and the inner light of the Holy Spirit (in noumenal selfishness), dramatic 'supercunts' and poetic 'superpricks'.  Hence while the novelist strives to entertain (like a woman) and the philosopher to instruct, the dramatist strives to inform and the poet to enlighten.  For entertainment is no less antithetical to instruction ... than information to enlightenment, and whereas entertainment pertains to worldly will and instruction (education) to purgatorial intellect, information pertains to diabolic soul and enlightenment to divine spirit.  We are entertained by 'cunts' but instructed by 'pricks', whether negatively or positively or, indeed, in some neutral way in between.  Similarly we are informed by 'supercunts' but enlightened by 'superpricks', whether negatively and immorally, positively and morally, or neutrally and amorally.  Entertainment is of the outer darkness, education of the inner darkness, the former literary and the latter philosophical.  Information is of the outer light, enlightenment (as the name suggests) of the inner light, the former dramatic and the latter poetic.  It is, I have to say, towards the inner light that evolutionary progress tends, the final resting-place of evolution being in divine enlightenment, and hence, so far as literature is concerned, in the poet, though, needless to say, only the most moral and insightful kind of poet, the one whose inner light shines the clearest in impressive transcendence of the intellect, the consummate 'superprick' of divine revelation.

 

36.  The theocratic autocracy of Eastern Fundamentalism (Islam, Judaism, etc.) ... as opposed to the autocratic theocracy of Eastern Orthodoxy, the bureaucratic theocracy of Roman Catholicism, the democratic theocracy of Protestantism, and - hopefully in the future - the theocratic theocracy of Social Transcendentalism, the true and genuine theocracy of the inner light which, in contrast to the 'inner light' of Eastern Fundamentalism, is essential and not apparent, a quality of wavicle electron-electron attractions rather than, as with Islam, of wavicle proton-proton reactions (as germane to the central star of the Galaxy).  Hence Jehovah and/or Allah on the one hand, and (successively) the Father, the Mother, the Son, and, finally, the Holy Spirit on the other - a devolutionary/evolutionary dichotomy between East and West, Fundamentalism and Transcendentalism, Heathenism and Christianity.

 

37.  Thus from the apparent inner light of Eastern Fundamentalism to the essential inner light of Social (Western) Transcendentalism via the outer light of Eastern Orthodoxy, the outer darkness of Roman Catholicism, and the inner darkness of Protestantism, as from Allah to the Holy Spirit (of the de Chardinesque 'Omega Point') via the Father, the Mother, and the Son.

 

38.  In the 'democratic trinity' of video cassettes, LPs, and audio cassettes, we have a sort of father, mother, and son of outer light, outer darkness, and inner darkness (inner light is necessarily absent from democracy), which contrasts with the outer darkness, inner darkness, and inner light of singles, tape recorders, and compact discs, corresponding to mother, son, and holy spirit of the 'bureaucratic trinity' (which necessarily excludes the outer light).  Hence whereas one type of disc, viz. LP, is flanked, in the 'democratic trinity', by two types of tape, viz. video and audio, one type of tape, viz. tape recorder, is flanked, in the 'bureaucratic trinity' underneath, by two types of disc, viz. singles and compacts - one hard and two soft in the former context, two hard and one soft in the latter, with broadly masculine and feminine implications respectively.  Thus not only is the feminine antithetical to the masculine in terms of a disc/tape dichotomy, with discs and tapes always in polar positions, but the small disc is antithetical to the small tape, whether single to video or compact to audio, while the large tape (of the tape recorder) is antithetical to the large disc (of the LP), where the polarity will be between inner darkness and outer darkness rather than, as with singles and videos, either between the outer darkness and the outer light (the one necessarily excluding the other) or, as with compacts and audios, between the inner light and the inner darkness (which are likewise mutually exclusive).  In terms of a sexual analogue, the antithesis between the inner and outer darkness is purely heterosexual, with female-dominated coitus in the one case (centrist bureaucratic) and male-dominated coitus in the other case (centrist democratic), whereas that between the outer darkness (of singles) and the outer light (of videos) is lesbian in the former case (left bureaucratic) and oral (cunnilingus) in the latter case (left democratic), in contrast to the antithesis between the inner light (of compact discs) and the inner darkness (of audios), which is of fellatio on the one hand (right bureaucratic) and homosexuality on the other hand (right democratic), the one normally excluding the other, since homosexuality is no less exclusive of females than lesbianism of males, and both fellatio and cunnilingus usually reflect a heterosexual rather than a homosexual bias.  Thus whereas democracy excludes the holy ghost, bureaucracy excludes the father, the left-wing feminine bias being more for the outer darkness (of lesbianism) than for the outer light (of film-induced masturbation), while the right-wing masculine bias is more for the inner darkness (of homosexuality) than for the inner light (of fellatio).  Hence women are more susceptible than men to the inner light where the democratic/bureaucratic polarity is concerned, while men are therein more susceptible than women to the outer light, the former capable (on the bureaucratic right) of a theocratic bias, the latter susceptible (on the democratic left) to an autocratic one, with due omega-oriented and alpha-stemming distinctions between the two.  Clearly, no less than the outer light of autocracy precedes the outer light of democracy, so the inner light of bureaucracy precedes the inner light of theocracy, and it is doubtful that the latter could come effectively to pass if it were not pursued on the basis of an appeal to 'Mother Church' and, by implication, to right-thinking women.  Such an appeal may have to take a democratic form, but it would be conducted from a supra-democratic point of view and with the express aim of eclipsing the inner darkness of democracy by the inner light of theocracy.

 

39.  We have now established that singles are left-wing bureaucratic and compact discs right-wing bureaucratic, and therefore neither autocratic (like television) nor theocratic (like computers), but germane to the bureaucratic middle ground of feminine worldliness, which stands to autocracy and theocracy as the Blessed Virgin to the Father and Holy Ghost, and thus under the democratic middle ground of masculine otherworldliness, with its Christic associations.  This democratic middle ground is soft where the bureaucracy is hard and hard where it is soft.  Cunnilingus is soft in relation to lesbianism, video tapes soft in relation to singles.  The democratic Left is soft, the bureaucratic Left hard.  Conversely, fellatio is hard in relation to homosexuality, compact discs hard in relation to audio tapes.  The bureaucratic Right is hard, the democratic Right soft.  But male-dominated heterosexuality is hard in relation to female-dominated heterosexuality, LPs hard in relation to the tapes of tape-recorders.  The democratic Centre is hard, the bureaucratic Centre soft.  Hard and soft form a polarity, whether reactive or attractive, exclusive or complementary.  The outer darkness is hard, the inner darkness soft.  The outer light is soft, the inner light hard - at least in their democratic and bureaucratic manifestations respectively.  For in their autocratic and theocratic manifestations, the outer light is hard and the inner light soft, particles and wavicles of an apparent/essential dichotomy, the former damned and the latter saved, a Devil/God distinction between the autocratic Father (not to be confounded with the 'theocratic' Jehovah or Allah ... of, for example, cinema films) and the theocratic Holy Spirit.  Hence whereas the democratic outer light is morally superior to the autocratic outer light, as video to television, or the 'father' (side) of the Son to the Father per se, so the bureaucratic inner light is morally inferior to the theocratic inner light, as compact discs to computer software, or the 'holy ghost' of the Mother to the Holy Ghost per se.  Yet no less than the soft outer light of left-wing democracy stems from the hard outer light of autocracy ... so the soft inner light of theocracy must stem from the hard inner light of right-wing bureaucracy, compact floppy discs from compact discs no less than videos from television films ... as the continuity of moral progress is maintained.

 

40.  In regard to British democracy, the Labour Party, being left wing traditionally, corresponds to the soft outer light (of Social Democracy), the Liberal Democrats, being centrist, correspond to the hard outer darkness (of Liberalism), and the Tories, being right wing, correspond to the soft inner darkness (of Conservatism).  Put sexually, one could argue that cunnilingus has a left-wing correspondence, male-dominated coitus a centrist correspondence, and homosexuality a right-wing correspondence, though it is doubtful that very many politicians adhere too strictly (if at all) to the sort of sexual correlations which can logically be inferred to exist between a given type of politics and its corresponding sexual orientation.  But one would expect to find more homosexuals in the Tory Party than in either of the other main parties, given the correlation which does indeed exist between Conservatism and the inner darkness on the one hand, and between the inner darkness and homosexuality on the other.  In fact, so acute is the correlation between democracy and the inner darkness ... that the Conservatives, whatever their sexual persuasions may individually happen to be, have good reason to consider themselves the most democratic, or parliamentary, of the parties and, in some sense, the quintessence of British democracy.  The Labour Party, by contrast, is fundamentally a party of the outer light relative to democracy (soft) and is therefore inherently autocratic, while the Liberal Democrats are of the outer darkness relative to democracy (hard) and are therefore inherently bureaucratic, the plurality of a mature democracy deriving, in large part, from the transmutation of autocratic and bureaucratic precedents in line with democratic progress and their subordination to the parliamentary will, which in Britain, at any rate, is overwhelmingly Tory.  Thus while democracy is preferable to autocracy or bureaucracy, since relative to the inner darkness rather than to the outer light or the outer darkness, it cannot ignore or completely transcend autocracy and bureaucracy, since both the outer light and the outer darkness are ever factors to be reckoned with from the viewpoint of the inner darkness, and so autocracy and bureaucracy, the Left and the Centre, are made accessible to the democratic will, and those who prefer the outer light or darkness to the inner darkness, soul or will to intellect, can vote accordingly.  Not to mention, in this age of bureaucratic ascendancy, for the outer darkness, relative to bureaucracy (hard), of Socialism, or for the inner darkness, relative to bureaucracy (soft), of Ecology, or for the inner light, relative to bureaucracy (hard), of Feminism, the type of light that would seem to be a precondition of a soft inner light and thus, by implication, the ascendancy of superhuman theocracy under the messianic aegis of the Second Coming, the personification on earth of the Holy Ghost and effective embodiment, in consequence, of a supermasculine will, such that  alone accords with the most noumenal subjectivity.

 

41.  One can and should distinguish, where computers are concerned, between the 'father' of the Holy Ghost in war games, the 'mother' of the Holy Ghost in computer porn, the 'son' of the Holy Ghost in conceptual, or literary, computing, i.e. poetry and philosophy, and the 'holy spirit' of the Holy Ghost, viz. the inner (perceptual) light of graphics, whether in art or with regard to photography.  For there is a sense in which, within the overall inner-light context of computing, games are relative to the outer light (of the soul), pornography is relative to the outer darkness (of the flesh), conceptual literature is relative to the inner darkness (of the intellect), and perceptual images are relative to the inner light (of the spirit).  Hence the medium of the Holy Ghost contains subdivisions relative to the father, the mother, the son, and the holy spirit within itself, and we can know and judge people accordingly.  Yet, that said, the 'father' of the Holy Ghost, i.e. computer games, is still somehow morally and ideologically preferable to, say, the 'holy ghost' of the Father, i.e. to satellite television.  For, of course, television is of the Father no less than computers are of the Holy Ghost, and while the outer light is most outer in conventional relayed television, there is a sense in which we have an outer darkness relative to the Father in pay and/or cable television, an inner darkness relative to the Father in teletext television (a conceptual focus), and an inner light relative to the Father in satellite television, which requires a centralized dish to pick up the signals being relayed from outer space.  On the other hand, it is my view that films on laser disc pertain not to the Father but to the Mother, i.e. to bureaucracy rather than to autocracy, and are thus definable in terms of the inner light of the Mother, the 'holy ghost' of the Mother, a light (necessarily hard in relation to disc) which forms a contrast with the (soft) outer light of the Son, viz. videos in relation to democracy, and stands to video as fellatio to cunnilingus in oral sex, both kinds of sex necessarily having an optical bias which would seem to have its filmic parallel in laser disc and video tape respectively.

 

42.  If one were asked to define the four main racial groupings on this planet, viz. blacks, whites, yellows, and coloureds, in terms of a cultural relation, necessarily generalized, to either the outer darkness of worldly will, the inner darkness of purgatorial intellect, the outer light of diabolic soul, or the inner light of divine spirit, viz. earth, water, fire, and air, my definition would be as follows: blacks in relation to the outer darkness (earth) of worldly will; whites in relation to the inner darkness (water) of purgatorial intellect; yellows in relation to the outer light (fire) of diabolic soul; and coloureds (including Jews) in relation to the inner light (air) of divine spirit.  Hence I would contend that while blacks and whites, corresponding to will and intellect, formed a worldly/purgatorial antithesis between the earthy outer darkness and the lunar inner darkness, yellows and coloureds, corresponding, by contrast, to soul and spirit, formed a diabolic/divine antithesis between the solar outer light and the stellar inner light.  Thus whereas the black/white antithesis is effectively between bureaucratic realism and democratic materialism, the yellow/coloured antithesis is between autocratic naturalism and theocratic idealism.  Consequently it is my view that, since history proceeds from the outer light to the inner light via the outer and inner darkness of worldly phenomenality, coloureds are the race which most approximate to a divine ideal and yellows the race most approximating, by contrast, to a diabolic one, with blacks and whites coming in-between, almost as though they were of the Virgin and Christ respectively, rather than of either the Father (yellows) or the Holy Spirit (coloureds).  In fact, if one were to define the races in hierarchical order, one would have to put blacks and whites at the bottom and yellows and coloureds at the top, bearing in mind that earth and water, corresponding to the planetary and the lunar, are beneath fire and light, corresponding to the solar and the stellar, in the cosmic hierarchy.  However that may be, it is my firm conviction that the solution, from a divine standpoint, to the racial plurality of this planet, with its ethnic liberalism, is the gradual evolution of human life towards a coloured mean in which the inner light will take considerable precedence over everything else.  Whether this comes to pass by the fusion of blacks and whites or by yellows mating with coloureds or, indeed, by some more complex and variegated cross-fertilization, the ideal human type for the future transcendental civilization will be coloured, and he will be the theocratic superman (generically speaking) from whom a rich harvest of inner light can be gleaned.

 

43.  It seems to me that whereas Rugby League and Rugby Union stand either side of Association Football like video and audio tapes flanking LPs, American so-called football stands in a bureaucratic relationship to British football (both soccer and rugby) that places it in an analogous position to compact discs, given the bureaucratic nature of compact discs vis--vis both tapes and LPs.  Hence while football is arguably democratic, whether left wing in the case of Rugby League, centrist in the case of Association Football, or right wing in the case of Rugby Union, American football (Gridiron) is bureaucratic in its outdoor manifestation but, so I contend, theocratic in its indoor manifestation, where it would be more feasible to draw a parallel with compact floppy discs ... in relation to a more evolved context.  American football therefore transcends British football both bureaucratically (hard inner light) and theocratically (soft inner light), whereas the latter, divisible into soccer and rugby, remains democratic, if unconsciously so, and thus split between its contending options - Rugby League in competition with Rugby Union for the soft vote (between the outer light and the inner darkness relative to democracy), Association Football stuck in-between the two in a centrist position (of the outer darkness relative to democracy), which effectively leaves it in competition with itself for the hard vote, an LP in between opposing types of tapes (video and audio).  Hence whereas a Labour parallel could be construed for Rugby League and a Tory parallel for Rugby Union, Association Football offers itself to a Liberal parallel in view of its hard essence (the ball round and therefore particle suggesting) in relation to the outer darkness of worldly will, the crossbar confirming this hardness in contrast to the open posts of rugby, both league and union; the use of boots and head a further indication of this particle hardness, in contrast to the hand bias of rugby for a ball which, unlike its football counterpart, is elongated in deference to the soft, wavicle-suggesting essence of rugby, a game more traditionally suited to gentlemen - at any rate, where Rugby Union is concerned.

 

44.  Evaluating people in terms of race (racism) is fundamentally autocratic; evaluating them in terms of sex (sexism) is bureaucratic; evaluating them in terms of class (classism) is democratic; and evaluating them in terms of ideology (transcendentalism) is theocratic.  Hence from alpha to omega, with worldly and purgatorial modes of phenomenal evaluation (sex and class) coming in-between, neither of which could have much applicability to either an autocratic or a theocratic society, where race or ideology would be the principal modes of human evaluation, race, however, being as irrelevant to a theocratic society as ideology to an autocratic one.

 

45.  If the blood is naturalistic because corresponding to fire/heat, then the flesh is realistic because of its correspondence to earth/darkness.  And if the bones are naturalistic because corresponding to water/coldness, then hair is idealistic because of its correspondence to air/light.  Hence a sort of bodily parallel to our familiar autocratic - bureaucratic - democratic - (and) theocratic options, with blood having an autocratic correspondence, the flesh a bureaucratic correspondence, the bones a democratic correspondence, and hair a theocratic correspondence.  Furthermore, it will not have escaped one's attention that where there is blood, there are veins; and that where there is flesh, there are muscles; and that where there are bones, there is marrow; and that where there is hair, there are follicles.  In fact, without veins there would be no blood, without muscles no flesh, without marrow no bones, and without follicles no hair.  The quantitative and the qualitative, the particle and the wavicle, complement each other in the ongoing dichotomy of organic evolution.  Blood and hair are the alpha and omega of the body, with flesh and bones coming in-between, like the Virgin and the Son between the Father and the Holy Spirit, the flesh closer to the blood, bones closer to hair (especially in the head, where most hair is usually to be found).  Now just as an alpha-stemming autocratic person will be emotional and soulful, with a high blood-pressure, so an omega-oriented theocratic person will be aware and spiritual, with a lot of hair.  In fact, the chances are that the autocratic type of person will have very little hair, either because he is balding, if not bald, or because he prefers to wear it short, whereas the theocratic type of person will have hair in abundance, probably long and in a ponytail.  The chances are, if white, that he will be pale where the autocratic type is florid; though the skin is not always a good indication of a person's disposition, especially where coloured people are concerned.  Suffice it to say that where theocracy has flourished, as in the Asian Orient traditionally, long hair will be the norm, in contrast to those places, including China, where autocracy tends to be the rule and where short hair, if not baldness, is accordingly more prevalent, in deference, so I would argue, to the fiery blood and its soulful bias.  Hence a long-haired god and a short-haired devil, quite apart and distinct from how hair is worn (usually medium-length) within bureaucratic and democratic societies.  In fact, where 'bureaucratic hair' is usually parted, in deference to atomic relativity, 'democratic hair', as we may call that which pertains to the lunar right, is usually unparted, as though indicative of a neutron absolutism germane to a Puritan/Conservative tradition.  Hence from realism to materialism, which would indicate that, whereas in the former case (that of parted medium-length hair) the hair is subordinate to the muscles and/or flesh, in the latter case (that of unparted medium-length hair) the hair is subordinate to the marrow and/or bones.  For in neither case is the person primarily identifiable in terms of their hair or blood, since either bureaucratic or democratic rather than, as with blood/veins and follicle/hair people, autocratic or theocratic, Extreme Left or Extreme Right.

 

46.  It could be argued that whereas blood is the proton-wavicle precondition of proton-particle veins, muscles are the atomic-particle precondition of atomic-wavicle flesh.  Similarly, whereas marrow is the neutron-wavicle precondition of neutron-particle bones, follicle cells are the electron-particle precondition of electron-wavicle hair, with its electrostatic properties.  Hence from a theocratic autocracy to an autocratic/democratic autocracy in the case of blood/veins; from a bureaucratic autocracy to a theocratic bureaucracy in the case of muscles/flesh; from a theocratic democracy to an autocratic/democratic democracy in the case of marrow/bones; and from a bureaucratic democracy to a democratic theocracy in the case of follicles/hair.

 

47.  The theocratic autocracy of Marxism; the autocratic autocracy of Leninism (Bolshevism); the democratic autocracy of Khruschevism (Communism); the bureaucratic autocracy of Gorbachevism (Perestroika/Glasnost); but the autocratic bureaucracy of Yeltsinism, and hence the end of Communism and the beginning of Socialism conceived in regard to bureaucracy.  For it is bureaucracy, it seems to me, that is truly of the People and therefore germane to a People's democracy.  Now after or together with autocratic bureaucracy there is only the democratic bureaucracy of Ecology and the bureaucratic bureaucracy of Feminism, in contrast to the properly democratic alternatives in a bourgeois, or parliamentary, democracy above, which is less a thing of the world than, in a manner of speaking, the moon, less worldly than purgatorial, and therefore related not to bodily will but to cerebral intellect.  Hence bourgeois democracy is not only parliamentary rather than 'republican'; it is lunar rather than planetary, closely aligned with a Protestant as opposed to a Catholic tradition, and consequently intellectual as opposed to wilful.  It ranges from the autocratic democracy of the Democratic-Socialist Left to the democratic democracy of the Conservative Right via the bureaucratic democracy of the Liberal Centre, that is to say from state ownership and control to free enterprise and private ownership via a public/private compromise between state and citizen, government (whether central or local) and personal freedom.  Yet the democratic democracy of the Conservative Party is not the means to the 'Kingdom of Heaven' ... of spiritual freedom, but a lunar dead-end, complete unto itself.  The Social Transcendentalist Centre can only be achieved from the bureaucratic worldliness of a so-called People's democracy, since it requires the precondition of a hard inner light before its own soft inner light, relative to the Holy Spirit, can be developed to any appreciable extent, and such a hard inner light pertains to the bureaucratic Right, not to the democratic Right above, which, by contrast, is shut into its own inner darkness in the lunar intellectuality of a purgatorial materialism.  Thus whether bureaucratic pluralism devolves from democracy or, more likely, autocracy, it is from there that, firstly, the New Earth of a Social Transcendentalism and, ultimately, the New Heaven of a Super-transcendentalism ... will be evolved, as the Second Coming appeals to what is best in the People, namely their predilection for the hard inner light, in order to bring forth from their democracy the Social Transcendentalism that will duly lead to the soft inner light of the blessed spirit.  Hence not only must there be a People's democracy, or bureaucratic pluralism, but the democracy of the People must have achieved a right-wing bias such that indicates a preference for the hard inner light over both the soft outer darkness of autocratic bureaucracy and the hard inner darkness of democratic bureaucracy - in other words, a bureaucratic bureaucracy from which to evolve the soft inner light of the Holy Ghost.  What a contrast, then, is that hard inner light of the bureaucratic bureaucracy to the soft inner darkness of the democratic democracy above!  For while the latter is an end-in-itself, the former is a means to a new end, the soft-inner light of the Centre, and hence the overcoming of all democracy in the name of the ultimate theocracy.  For such are the terms of salvation.

 

48.  A Catholic republic, like Eire, could not but effectively be a People's democracy, i.e. a bureaucratic plurality of worldly will aligned with and to some extent stemming from a religious tradition (Roman Catholicism) rooted in the Blessed Virgin.  On the other hand, a parliamentary democracy, like Britain, could not but be a bourgeois democracy, i.e. a democratic plurality of purgatorial intellect aligned with and to some extent stemming from a religious tradition (Protestantism) rooted in Christ.  The former is capable of expansion, via the Second Coming, towards the Holy Spirit.  The latter is fixed in a purgatorial mould which will have to be eclipsed by worldly devolution before any possibility of substantial progress towards the Holy Spirit can be inferred.  For, unlike the earth, the moon does not open towards the Infinite, but remains closed-in upon itself in its own lunar (intellectual) darkness.

 

49.  If video tapes, LPs, and audio tapes correspond to the democratic, and singles, tape-recorder tapes, and compact discs to the bureaucratic, then it seems to me that one can infer a literary/philosophical distinction between records and tapes, since the philosophical is more germane to democracy than to bureaucracy on account of its intellectual essence, and tapes (in the forms of video and audio) predominate over records in the democratic context, in contrast to the predominance of records (in the forms of singles and compact discs) over tapes in the bureaucratic context beneath, the context, so I shall argue, more germane to literature (fiction), with its wilful associations, than to philosophy.  Hence while some literature, corresponding to LPs, is democratic, and some philosophy, corresponding to tape-recorder tapes, bureaucratic, most philosophy is democratic and most literature bureaucratic.  The question then arises in relation, firstly, to philosophy: which philosophy is democratic and which bureaucratic?  And I believe the question can be answered with regard to a democratic distinction, on the one hand, between (left-wing) academic philosophy, corresponding to the outer light of video tapes, and (right-wing) metaphysical philosophy, corresponding to the inner darkness of audio tapes, with a further distinction, on the other hand, between each of these and the bureaucratic essence of applied, or practical, philosophy, corresponding to the inner darkness of tape-recorder tapes - the former options intellectual and the latter wilful.  Which brings us to the same question in relation to literature - namely which literature is democratic and which bureaucratic?  And that, too, can be answered by reference to a distinction between philosophic literature, corresponding to the outer darkness of LPs, on the one hand, and (left-wing) dramatic, or adventure, literature, corresponding to the outer darkness of singles, and (right-wing) poetic literature, corresponding to the inner light of compact discs, on the other hand, a hand rather more bureaucratic than democratic on account of the wilful essence of literature in relation, primarily, to the outer darkness and, most especially, the soft outer darkness of the feminine world.  Thus while philosophy is predominantly a democratic art form, it is bureaucratic in its applied mould.  Conversely, while literature is predominantly a bureaucratic art form, it is democratic in its philosophical mould.  The exception does not prove the rule so much as negate it.  Philosophic literature, la Aldous Huxley, is no less the democratic exception than practical philosophy, la John Cowper Powys, the bureaucratic exception.  Yet while philosophic literature may arguably be morally superior to applied philosophy and even to dramatic literature, of which adventure stories should be regarded as the most representative category, it can only be morally inferior to poetic literature, since it is this which is contiguous with poetry and thus with that which transcends both literature and philosophy as it expands towards spiritual infinity.  Metaphysical philosophy, or antiphilosophy, may be 'the best of a bad job', on account of its preoccupation with intellectual or spiritual matters, but it does not and cannot lead anywhere, least of all to poetry, the greatest of the literary arts, which requires not a philosophical but a fictional precondition, the precondition of poetic literature in an aesthetic intimation of Truth, whose focus is the hard inner light of, for example, psychedelic experience.

 

50.  The theocratic autocracy of cinema film; the autocratic autocracy of portable television; the democratic autocracy of standard television; the bureaucratic autocracy of portable radio; the autocratic bureaucracy of singles; the democratic bureaucracy of standard radio; the bureaucratic bureaucracy of tape recorders and/or double-decker tapes; the theocratic bureaucracy of compact-disc players; the bureaucratic theocracy of portable compact-disc players; the democratic theocracy of standard computers; the autocratic theocracy of portable computers; the theocratic theocracy of computer head-sets (virtual reality).  As against the autocratic democracy of video recorders; the bureaucratic democracy of record-players and/or LPs; the democratic democracy of radio-cassette players; the theocratic democracy of portable cassette players.  Hence a devolution from alpha to the world, and an evolution from the world to omega, with the lunar purgatory (of the democratic options) coming in-between as a materialistic transcendentalism which exists in isolation from both alpha and omega, while constituting a sort of negative pole to the world.  Whereas the theocratic democracy of personal cassette-players is an extreme right-wing dead-end, the theocratic bureaucracy of compact-disc players is contiguous with the bureaucratic theocracy of personal compact-disc players, which extend the hard inner light towards the soft inner light (in the democratic theocracy) of standard computers,  and hence a Social Transcendentalist equivalence which can only be transcended through the autocratic theocracy and theocratic theocracy of a Super-transcendentalist equivalence, as germane to portable computers and computer head-sets.

 

51.  Unlike the proton autocracy of television and the electron theocracy of computers, the midi is a composite medium germane to the atomic bureaucracy of a People's democracy (so-called), and stands to television and computers as the Virgin to the Father and Holy Spirit, with the neutron democracy of video-recorders, record-players, and audio-recorders standing above it in the more sharply-differentiated context of a bourgeois, or parliamentary, democracy, which has a proton (video-recorder), an atomic (record-player), and a neutron (cassette-recorder) bias, respectively, to each of its component parts, the totality of which resembles Christ, in that they correspond to the 'Three in One' but do not have an electron-biased component, such as would signify contiguity with the electron theocracy of computers.  There is within this bourgeois democracy the outer light of videos, the outer darkness of LPs, and the inner darkness of audio tapes, relative to soul, will, and intellect, but not the inner light of compact discs, relative to spirit, and consequently it pertains to the purgatorial lunacy of an intellectual dead-end.  Only with the compact-disc aspect of the midi, germane to a theocratic bureaucracy, is it possible to identify an inner light, and thus extrapolate the possibility of evolutionary progress from bureaucracy to theocracy in due spiritual course, the path to eternity stretching beyond the parameters of a People's democracy towards those of a People's theocracy, such as accords with a Social Transcendentalist allegiance in deference to the Holy Spirit alone.

 

52.  Unlike a bourgeois or parliamentary democracy, a People's democracy is made by the People, stems from the will of the People, and signifies a bureaucratic mean germane, in large measure, to the outer darkness.  It contrasts absolutely with bourgeois democracy, which is less worldly than purgatorial and therefore germane, in large measure, to the inner darkness of the intellect.  Furthermore, a People's democracy is less sharply differentiated than a bourgeois democracy, since it is atomic rather than elemental in the neutron and/or proton sense.  But it has every right to pluralistic divisions, even if they are less marked than those in the bourgeois framework (and may even, especially in the context emerging from Communist autocracy, be more factional than party political).  In the 1992 General Election in Britain, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives remained the principal parties of what is still an overwhelmingly bourgeois, or parliamentary, democracy, while the Revolutionary Communists (analogous to Yeltsinite autocratic bureaucracy), the Greens, and the Natural Law Party constituted the main 'democratic' alternative to this status quo, the alternative of a People's democracy which received only a very small number of votes relative to the total numbers cast.  Does this mean to say that a People's democracy is impossible or unlikely to emerge in Britain?  Not necessarily, though the evidence of the 1992 General Election would suggest that each of the bureaucratic parties, whether left, centrist, or right, has a very long way to go before it could expect to garner enough votes to get elected.  But could and should a People's party get elected to a bourgeois parliament?  And I have to answer this question negatively, by saying that the whole point of a People's democracy is to avoid any association, no matter how well-intentioned, with parliamentarianism, with its allegiance to the reigning monarch.  For People's democracy can only be republican, since it signifies a wilful or bodily independence of both soulful (monarchic) and intellectual (parliamentary) control, and unless there is such an independence there can be no progression towards the spirit and thus salvation (not from soul or intellect as such, the monarch or the bourgeois parliament, corresponding to the solar alpha and lunar purgatory respectively), but from the world ... of the wilful bureaucracy for the stellar omega of the spiritual theocracy.  Thus unless Britain becomes a republic - and it's hard to see how the bourgeois parliamentarians, sworn to allegiance of the monarchy, could possibly declare for a republic - there would seem to be very little prospect of a People's democracy, based on socialistic principles, democratically coming to pass in Britain in the decades ahead.  The People, alas, will continue to endure the parliamentary yoke of bourgeois democracy in which the Labour Party (or some derivative thereof), the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives will be the principal, if not sole, contenders for democratic power.  The inner darkness of a lunar purgatory will prevail over the outer darkness of the world, and  the world will continue to exist in an inferior relationship not only to its intellectual master but to its soulful sovereign, the monarch, whose outer light will continue to shine upon it and blind it to higher possibilities - the possibilities, I need hardly add, of the inner light and its heavenly peace.

 

53.  In contrast to bourgeois democracy, Eastern Europe provides us with ample testimony to the emergence of People's democracy in the wake of Communist autocracy, since Communism was overthrown by popular unrest and the mass-movement of the People in general.  Hence a progression, since 1989, from the so-called (in name only) People's democracies of the Soviet East to the genuine People's democracies of the present, which are essentially bureaucratic and a testimony, it seems to me, to the development of bureaucratic socialism out of the ruins of autocratic socialism.  Such socialism, although necessarily market-orientated, should not be confounded with or mistaken for capitalism, as understood in the bourgeois West.  It is the People, not the bosses, who are in charge where this socialism is concerned, and it is for them to take much of the responsibility for managing and developing economic affairs that was formerly entrusted to the State.  Only from such socialism can there be a progression towards transcendentalism, not from capitalism, which, like democracy in the Western, or parliamentary, sense, pertains to a materialistic dead-end germane to the purgatorial lunacy of the inner darkness of an intellectual hegemony.

 

54.  Better to be a 'nobody' and someone than a 'somebody' and no-one.  Better the omega than the alpha!

 

55.  It seems to me that whereas, generally speaking, hardbacks are materialistic, and hence of a purgatorial lunacy commensurate with the inner darkness, softbacks are realistic, and hence of a worldly mundaneness commensurate with the outer darkness.  Thus a distinction, furthermore, between intellect and will, democracy and bureaucracy, which has the ring of a Protestant/Catholic, Parliamentary/Republican polarity.  It would therefore be scant exaggeration to say, in reverting to popular slang, that whereas hardbacks are for 'pricks', softbacks are for 'cunts', allowing us to distinguish between 'hardback pricks' and 'softback cunts', as between bourgeoisie and proletariat.  Each of which would be flanked, in this naturalistic (as opposed to artificial) context, by 'picturebook supercunts' and 'magazine superpricks', as germane to autocratic and theocratic extremes within the overall alpha-stemming, and hence fundamentally centrifugal, context of bourgeois, or Western, civilization.

 

56.  I like to generalize the naturalistic context, for example, of books and magazines as 'bourgeois', and the artificial context, for example, of television and computers as 'proletarian', but, in point of fact, each context, as we have seen, is divisible in such fashion, so that the hardback/paperback dichotomy is no less one between bourgeoisie and proletariat than the, for example, record-player/midi dichotomy in the more evolved, and hence artificial, context of contemporary culture, which is electronically generated.  Therefore if we are to distinguish between bourgeois and proletarian options in the 'naturalistic' context, we shall have to do the same with regard to the 'artificial' context, where, as just noted, we find a kind of democratic/bureaucratic polarity, for example, between record-players, not to mention video-recorders on the Left and cassette-recorders on the Right, and midi systems, the former effectively bourgeois on account of their more sharply-differentiated constitutions within the framework of a lunar intellectuality which ranges from a soulful contiguity (with television) on the video Left to an intellectual puritanism on the audio Right, and the latter effectively proletarian on account of its more composite atomicity within the framework of a worldly mundaneness which ranges from a wilful purism on the singles Left to a spiritual contiguity (with compact floppies) on the CD Right, allowing for the wilful liberalism of radio and the intellectual liberalism of audio in between.  Contrasted to which, however, we shall find the autocratic medium of television on the one hand, and the theocratic medium of computers on the other, the former analogous to picturebooks and the latter to magazines, proton and electron extremes which flank the neutron lunacy of the democratic brain and the atomic mundaneness of the bureaucratic body, soul and spirit flanking intellect and will.

 

57.  If audio tapes/recorders correspond to a neutron mean, the former on the level of wavicles and the latter on that of particles, then it seems not improbable that video tapes/recorders correspond to a proton-biased neutron intellectuality, the former as wavicles and the latter as particles, while records/record-players correspond to an atomic-biased neutron intellectuality within similar wavicle/particle terms, records/record-players more Centrist than Left or Right on account of their correlation with the outer darkness in a relatively wilful context in between the - relative to democracy - outer light of videos/video-recorders and the inner darkness of audios/cassette-recorders, the former relative to soul and the latter to intellect, Labour and Conservative parallels flanking a Liberal middle ground.  How unlike the composite atomicity of the midi-system beneath, which, having a relationship to spirit through the inner light of compact discs, is not closed to omega in an inner darkness puritanism, but has a contiguity with it that leads one to infer a logical progression to computers, and hence the soft, or essential, inner light of spiritual transcendence!  If audio tapes/cassette-recorders are an intellectual dead-end (and never more so than in the extreme right-wing context of personal cassette-players), then the compact-disc aspect of the midi is a spiritual beginning that leads, via the revolution of personal compact-disc players, to the higher spirituality of computer discs/computers, and thus to the transcendence of bureaucracy in the ultimate theocracy of the soft inner light, truly a salvation of the world by Heaven.

 

58.  From television Hell to computer Heaven via the midi world - a devolution from autocracy to bureaucracy, and an evolution from bureaucracy to theocracy which leaves the radio-cassette purgatory isolated in the democratic intellectuality of its materialistic limbo, out on a neutron limb which fights shy of both proton and electron extremes as it continues to dominate the mundane atomicity of the midi world from its lunar heights, scorning both solar and stellar alternatives but oblivious to the slow currents of evolution which work against it and must, one day, lead to its total eclipse ... as the world is saved from purgatory, and hence democracy, by the computer Heaven of an ascendant theocracy.

 

59.  Fusion stands to jazz as rap to soul, punk to rock, and funk to pop - that is to say as a particle (secular) fall from a wavicle (religious) norm, which smacks of musical and ideological decadence.  It is as though, in fusion music, one were dealing not with the Holy Spirit (jazz) but with the Antispirit, in rap not with the Father (soul) but with the Antifather, in punk not with Christ (rock) but with the Antichrist, and in funk not with the Blessed Virgin (pop) but with the Antivirgin.  Thus whereas jazz, soul, rock, and pop could be described as correlating, in their various ways, with the divine, fusion, rap, punk, and funk could similarly be described as correlating with the diabolic, since the diabolic corresponds to the particle as opposed to wavicle aspect of the atom, whether in regard to protons (soul and rap), neutrons (rock and punk), atoms (pop and funk), or electrons (jazz and fusion), that is to say whether in regard to elemental naturalism, materialism, realism, or idealism; fire, water, earth, or air; which, instrumentally speaking, would amount to a distinction between drums, keyboards, guitars, and wind.

 

60i.  Music as the naturalistic art form (fire/emotion); sculpture as the realistic art form (earth/will); literature as the materialistic art form (water/intellect); art as the idealistic art form (light/awareness).  Hence music as the art form of the Father; sculpture as the art form of the Blessed Virgin; literature as the art form of the Son; art as the art form of the Holy Spirit.  Subdividing music into soul, pop, rock, and jazz, we shall find that soul is a naturalistic type of music (fire/emotion); pop a realistic type of music (earth/will); rock a materialistic type of music (water/intellect); and jazz an idealistic type of music (air/awareness).  Hence one can speak of the naturalistic naturalism of soul; the realistic naturalism of pop; the materialistic naturalism of rock; and the idealistic naturalism of jazz. (Opera, ballet, symphonies, and concertos would constitute a 'Christian' parallel to the above-mentioned 'transcendental', or electronic, types of music.)  Thus because music is the art form of the Father, soul is the music which is most of the Father and could therefore be described as of the Father per se; pop is the music of the Father which could be described as the 'mother' of the Father; rock is the music of the Father which could be described as the 'son' of the Father; jazz is the music which is least of the Father and could therefore be described as the 'holy spirit' of the Father.  Hence a parallel with television as the medium of the Father, television being subdivisible into conventional broadcast television; cable TV; teletext TV; and satellite TV; that is to say conventional broadcast television as of the Father per se; cable TV as the 'mother' of the Father; teletext TV as the 'son' of the Father; and satellite TV as the 'holy spirit' of the Father.  Therefore a specific parallel, based on these subdivisions, can be inferred to exist between soul and conventional television; pop and cable TV; rock and teletext TV; and jazz and satellite TV.  I would contend that, both television and music being naturalistic phenomena, a correlation not only exists between music and television but that, in the modern world, music is most at home on TV, where it can be seen as well as heard, its emotional essence corresponding to the outer light ... of the medium in question. (As smoking is a naturalistic phenomenon in relation to, say, the realism of eating or the materialism of drinking, there is a like-correlation between smoking and television and/or music, and where the latter is concerned I would argue for a specific parallel between roll-ups [the naturalistic mode of smoking] and soul, cigarettes [the realistic mode of smoking] and pop, cigars [the materialistic mode of smoking] and rock, and pipes [the idealistic mode of smoking] and jazz, thereby contending that soul is equivalent to the roll-up mode of smoking, pop ... to the cigarette mode of smoking, rock ... to the cigar mode of smoking, and jazz ... to the pipe mode of smoking.  If smoking is undesirable from a spiritual standpoint, bearing in mind its autocratic essence, then so is music and television, since neither the one nor the other can truly transcend the Father, the soulful alpha of the outer light, and the Father is ever an antithesis to the Holy Spirit.  Uncivilized in music, one cannot be supercivilized in art.)

ii.     Having dealt with music, let us now proceed to sculpture, the realistic art form (earth/will).  Subdividing sculpture into light sculptures, mobiles, kinetics, and holograms, we shall find that light sculptures are a naturalistic type of sculpture (fire/emotion); mobiles a realistic type of sculpture (earth/will); kinetics a materialistic type of sculpture (water/intellect); and holograms an idealistic type of sculpture (light/awareness).  Hence one can speak of the naturalistic realism of light sculptures; the realistic realism of mobiles; the materialistic realism of kinetics; and the idealistic realism of holograms. (Carvings, figure sculptures, busts, and relief sculptures would constitute a 'Christian' parallel to the above-mentioned 'transcendental', or synthetic, types of sculpture.)  Thus because sculpture is the art form of the Mother, light sculptures are the form of sculpture which is least of the Mother and could therefore be described as the 'father' of the Mother; mobiles are the form of sculpture which is most of the Mother and could therefore be described as of the Mother per se; kinetics are the form of sculpture which could be described as the 'son' of the Mother; holograms are the form of sculpture which could be described as the 'holy spirit' of the Mother.  Hence a parallel with radio as the medium of the Mother, radio being subdivisible into conventional broadcast radio; community radio; local radio; and walkie-talkie radio; that is to say, conventional broadcast radio as the 'father' of the Mother; community radio as of the Mother per se; local radio as the 'son' of the Mother; and walkie-talkie radio as the 'holy spirit' of the Mother.  Therefore a specific parallel, based on these subdivisions, can be inferred to exist between light sculptures and conventional radio; mobiles and community radio; kinetics and local radio; and holograms and walkie-talkies.  I would contend that, both radio and sculpture being realistic phenomena, a correlation not only exists between radio and sculpture, but that sculpture is most at home, in the modern world, when discussed on radio, its wilful essence corresponding to the outer darkness of the medium in question.  (As eating is a realistic phenomenon in relation to, say, the materialism of drinking or the idealism of sniffing, there is a like-correlation between eating and radio and/or sculpture, and where the latter is concerned I would argue for a specific parallel between breakfast [the naturalistic time/mode of eating] and light sculptures, lunch [the realistic time/mode of eating] and mobiles, tea [the materialistic time/mode of eating] and kinetics, and supper [the idealistic time/mode of eating] and holograms, thereby contending that light sculptures are equivalent to breakfast, mobiles ... to lunch, kinetics ... to tea, and holograms ... to supper.  If excessive eating [gluttony] is undesirable from a spiritual standpoint, bearing in mind its bureaucratic essence, then so is sculpture and radio, since neither the one nor the other can truly transcend the Mother, the wilful mundaneness of the outer darkness, and the Mother is ever distinct from the Holy Spirit.  Barbaric in sculpture, one cannot be supercivilized in art.)

iii.    We have dealt, then, with sculpture.  Let us now proceed to literature, the materialistic art form (water/intellect).  Subdividing literature into drama, fiction, debate, and verse, we shall find that drama is a naturalistic kind of literature (fire/emotion); fiction a realistic kind of literature (earth/will); debate a materialistic kind of literature (water/intellect); and verse an idealistic kind of literature (air/awareness).  Hence one can speak of the naturalistic materialism of drama; the realistic materialism of fiction; the materialistic materialism of debate; and the idealistic materialism of verse.  (Theatre, novels, philosophy, and poetry would constitute 'Christian' parallels to the above-mentioned 'transcendental', or synthetic, types of literature more usually presented in conjunction with electronic media.)  Thus because literature is the art form of the Son, drama is the literature of the 'father' of the Son; fiction is the literature of the 'mother' of the Son; debate is the literature which is most of the Son and could therefore be described as of the Son per se; verse is the literature which is least of the Son and could therefore be described as the 'holy spirit' of the Son.  Hence a parallel with cassettes as the medium of the Son, cassettes being subdivisible into video cassettes; audiovisual cassettes; audio cassettes; and microcassettes; that is to say video cassettes as the 'father' of the Son; audiovisual cassettes as the 'mother' of the Son; audio cassettes as of the Son per se; and microcassettes as the 'holy spirit' of the Son.  Therefore a specific parallel, based on these subdivisions, can be inferred to exist between drama and video cassettes; fiction and audiovisual cassettes; debate and audio cassettes; and verse and microcassettes.  I would contend that, both cassettes and literature being materialistic phenomena, a correlation not only exists between cassettes and literature, but that literature is most at home, in the modern world, on cassette, its intellectual essence corresponding to the inner darkness of the medium in question. (As drinking is a materialistic phenomenon in relation to, say, the idealism of sniffing or the naturalism of smoking, there is a like-correlation between drinking and cassettes and/or literature, and where the latter is concerned I would argue for a specific parallel between glasses [the naturalistic mode of drinking] and drama; bottles [the realistic mode of drinking] and fiction; cans [the materialistic mode of drinking] and debate; and beakers [the idealistic mode of drinking] and verse, thereby contending that drama is equivalent to glasses, fiction ... to bottles, debate ... to cans, and verse ... to beakers.  If excessive drinking is undesirable from a spiritual standpoint, bearing in mind its democratic essence, then so are literature and cassettes, since neither the one nor the other can truly transcend the Son, and the Son is ever distinct from the Holy Spirit.  Civilized in literature, one cannot be supercivilized in art.)

iv.    We have now dealt with literature.  Let us finally deal with art, the idealistic art form (light/awareness).  Subdividing art into  light art, pop art, photography, and computer graphics, we shall find that light art is the naturalistic type of art (fire/emotion); pop art the realistic type of art (earth/will); photography the materialistic type of art water/intellect); and graphics the idealistic type of art (light/awareness).  Hence we can speak of the naturalistic idealism of light art; the realistic idealism of pop art; the materialistic idealism of photography; and the idealistic idealism of graphics. (Stained glass, pottery, painting, and drawing would constitute 'Christian' parallels to the above-mentioned 'transcendental', or synthetic, types of art.)  Thus because art is the art form of the Holy Spirit, light art is the art which is least of the Holy Spirit and could therefore be described as the 'father' of the Holy Spirit; pop art is the art of the 'mother' of the Holy Spirit; photography is the art of the 'son' of the Holy Spirit; and graphics is the art which is most of the Holy Spirit and could therefore be described as of the Holy Spirit per se.  Hence a parallel with computers as the medium of the Holy Spirit, computers being subdivisible into games computers; personal computers; word processors; and microcomputers; that is to say games computers as the 'father' of the Holy Spirit; personal computers as the 'mother' of the Holy Spirit'; word processors as the 'son' of the Holy Spirit; and microcomputers as of the Holy Spirit per se.  Therefore a specific parallel, based on these subdivisions, can be inferred to exist between light art and games computers; pop art and personal computers; photography and word processors; and graphics and microcomputers.  I would contend that, both computers and art being idealistic phenomena, a correlation not only exists between computers and art but that, in the modern world, art is most at home on computer, its spiritual essence corresponding to the inner light of the medium in question.  (As sniffing is an idealistic phenomenon in relation to, say, the naturalism of smoking or the realism of eating, there is a like-correlation between sniffing and computers and/or art, and where the latter is concerned I would argue for a specific parallel between smoke-basing [the naturalistic mode of sniffing/snorting] and light art; uncut-basing [the realistic mode of sniffing/snorting] and pop art; water-basing [the materialistic mode of sniffing/snorting] and photography; and free-basing [the idealistic mode of sniffing/snorting] and graphics, contending that light art is equivalent to smoke-basing, pop art ... to uncut-basing, photography ... to water-basing, and graphics ... to free-basing.  If sniffing is desirable from a spiritual standpoint, bearing in mind its theocratic essence, then so are computers and art, since both the one and the other pertain to the spiritual omega of the inner light, and the inner light and the Holy Spirit are forever One.  Supercivilized in art, one has achieved cultural salvation.)

 

61.  To distinguish between the 'uncivilized', the 'civilized', and the 'supercivilized' in relation to the Trinity (with the 'barbaric' relating to the Blessed Virgin underneath), but between the 'insane', the 'sane', and the 'supersane' in relation to the Antitrinity (with the 'mad' relating to the Antivirgin beneath).  Hence a distinction, effectively, between wavicles and particles, the religious and the secular, gods and devils.  For it seems to me that whereas the Creator is uncivilized, Satan is insane; that whereas the Mother is barbaric, the Antimother is mad; that whereas the Son is civilized, the Antichrist is sane; and that whereas the Holy Spirit is supercivilized, the Antispirit is supersane.

 

62.  Music as the uncivilized art form; sculpture as the barbarous art form; literature as the civilized art form; art as the supercivilized art form.  Conversely, antimusic as the insane art form; antisculpture as the mad art form; antiliterature as the sane art form; anti-art as the supersane art form.  Hence, to take a single example, in this case music, uncivilized soul, barbarous pop, civilized rock, supercivilized jazz.  And, in the case of antimusic, insane rap, mad funk, sane punk, supersane fusion.

 

63.  Whereas fine art relates to the wavicle, or noumenal, quality of any given element, crude art relates to its particle, or phenomenal, quantity.  Hence whereas fine art is heat, darkness, coldness, or light, crude art is fire, earth, water, or air.  This is effectively a religious/secular distinction, and one might speak of the  heat (soulful) essence of fine music, but the fiery (emotional) essence of crude music (not to be confused with antimusic); of the dark (wilful) essence of fine sculpture, but the earthy (opaque) essence of crude sculpture; of the cold (intellectual) essence of fine literature, but the watery (insipid) essence of crude literature; of the light (spiritual) essence of fine art, but the airy (mystical) essence of crude art.  Fine art and crude art differ from anti-art (both fine and crude) as the positive from the negative, i.e. pride from humiliation on the noumenal plane, and strength from weakness on the phenomenal plane.

 

64i.  Joy stands to inner light as truth to inner air.  For joy is inner light no less than truth is inner air.  In fact, joy is the inner light of airy truth.

   ii.  Pride stands to inner heat as strength to inner fire.  For pride is inner heat no less than strength is inner fire.  In fact, pride is the inner heat of fiery strength.

   iii. Love stands to inner coldness as goodness to inner water.  For love is inner coldness no less than goodness is inner water.  In fact, love is the inner coldness of watery goodness.

   iv. Pleasure stands to inner darkness as beauty to inner earth.  For pleasure is inner darkness no less than beauty is inner earth.  In fact, pleasure is the inner darkness of earthy beauty.

 

65i.  Conversely, sadness stands to outer light as illusion to outer air.  For sadness is outer light no less than illusion is outer air.  In fact, sadness is the outer light of airy illusion.

   ii.  Humiliation stands to outer heat as weakness to outer fire.  For humiliation is outer heat no less than weakness is outer fire.  In fact, humiliation is the outer heat of fiery weakness.

   iii. Hate stands to outer coldness as evil to outer water.  For hate is outer coldness no less than evil is outer water.  In fact, hate is the outer coldness of watery evil.

   iv. Pain stands to outer darkness as ugliness to outer earth.  For pain is outer darkness no less than ugliness is outer earth.  In fact, pain is the outer darkness of earthy ugliness.

 

66i.  As light proceeds from outer to inner, alpha to omega, it changes from sadness and illusion to joy and truth.

   ii.  As heat proceeds from outer to inner, alpha to omega, it changes from humiliation and weakness to pride and strength.

   iii. As coldness proceeds from outer to inner, alpha to omega, it changes from hate and evil to love and goodness.

   iv. As darkness proceeds from outer to inner, alpha to omega, it changes from pain and ugliness to pleasure and beauty.

 

67.  The 'outer' devolves from a negative alpha, and the 'inner' evolves towards a positive omega.  There is alpha and omega of both the world and purgatory no less than of both Hell and Heaven, albeit on relative rather than absolute terms.  Both fine (noumenal) and crude (phenomenal) art deal with the inner, or positive.  Both fine and crude anti-art deal with the outer, or negative.  Hence whereas art is evolutionary, anti-art is devolutionary.  Art aims to depict the omega, anti-art to reflect the alpha.  The art form most germane to any given elemental spectrum will best depict or reflect the alpha or omega of that spectrum.

 

68i.  Light and air, the noumenal and phenomenal of the idealistic spectrum, are scientific, or factual terms which acquire a cultural standing when transmuted into sadness and illusion in regard to the alpha ... and joy and truth in regard to the omega, thereby passing from the realm of science to the realm of religion, where they exist in divine polarity.

   ii.  Likewise, heat and fire, the noumenal and phenomenal of the naturalistic spectrum, are scientific, or factual terms which acquire a cultural standing when transmuted into humiliation and weakness in regard to the alpha ... and pride and strength in regard to the omega, thereby passing from the realm of science to the realm of religion, where they exist in diabolic polarity.

   iii. Similarly, coldness and water, the noumenal and phenomenal of the materialistic spectrum, are scientific, or factual terms which acquire a cultural standing when transmuted into hate and evil in regard to the alpha ... and love and goodness in regard to the omega, thereby passing from the realm of science to the realm of religion, where they exist in purgatorial polarity.

   iv. Finally, darkness and earth, the noumenal and phenomenal of the realistic spectrum, are scientific, or factual terms which acquire a cultural standing when transmuted into pain and ugliness in regard to the alpha ... and pleasure and beauty in regard to the omega, thereby passing from the realm of science to the realm of religion, where they exist in worldly polarity, noumenal to noumenal and phenomenal to phenomenal in a fine/crude distinction which is devolutionary in the case of anti-art and evolutionary in the case of art.

 

69.  Yet the anti-art/art dichotomy is only one way of regarding the matter - namely, from a cultural point-of-view.  For where the scientific factuality is concerned, we have a like-dichotomy between science and antiscience, i.e. the devolutionary negativity and the evolutionary positivity, with a like-fine/crude distinction between, for example, light and air in regard to the idealistic spectrum, outer light and air relative to science, but inner light and air relative to antiscience.  Hence whereas science and anti-art are philistine-hand-in-cultural-glove, antiscience and art are likewise philistine-hand-in-cultural-glove, the secular engaged in mortal combat with itself no less than the religious, if rather more in terms of fact and fiction than of illusion and truth.  Yet while science can only grow weaker under the assaults of antiscience, art can only grow stronger as it pulls away from anti-art and thus advances towards its omega goal.  The ultimate victory for art is not the defeat of science by antiscience, but the subordination of antiscience to itself, as it strives to serve the religious ends of the cultural advance.

 

70.  From the golden outer light of alpha divinity to the silver inner light of omega divinity - a centrifugal to centripetal spectrum of divine light.  Likewise, from the red outer flame of alpha diabolism to the blue inner flame of omega diabolism - a centrifugal to centripetal spectrum of diabolic flame.

 

71.  No less than science is the means of illustrating natural law, art is the means of illustrating supernatural religion.  For law and religion are no less antithetical than science and art or, for that matter, nature and culture.  In fact, science mediates between nature and natural law no less than art mediates between culture and supernatural religion.  For nature is the embodiment of natural law, whereas culture is the essence of supernatural religion.  Science may illustrate natural law, but it does not stem from it.  Similarly, art may illustrate supernatural religion but it does not lead to it.  Without natural laws to illustrate, science is as meaningless as art would be when bereft of supernatural religion.

 

72.  Communism is pseudo-atomic ... to the extent that it approaches People's so-called democracy on a dictatorial (proton) basis.  Only Socialism, or People's democracy, can be genuinely atomic, since it reflects a bureaucratic will, as germane to the bodily masses.  Such a democracy, in reality a People's bureaucracy, stands to Communism as the world to Hell, or the Blessed Virgin to the Father, and is thus completely distinct from the bourgeois democracy of a neutron parliament, which stands above it, albeit in terms of a lunar blind alley, as Christ to the Virgin, or purgatory to the world.  But People's democracy has this advantage over parliamentary democracy: its atomicity embraces an electron-particle right wing which, corresponding to the hard inner light, is contiguous with the electron-wavicle essence of Social Transcendentalism, and hence  with the soft inner light of a theocratic salvation.  Devolving from Communism (Socialist Fundamentalism) to Socialism, 'the living' evolve from Socialism to Cent(e)rism (Social Transcendentalism), while 'the dead' remain out on a Capitalist limb(o) from which there is no escape.  For the distinction between 'the living' and 'the dead' in this respect is indeed equivalent to a devolution from solar flame to planetary fire and/or an evolution from planetary fire to stellar light on the one hand, and a stasis in lunar darkness on the other hand, 'the living' divisible between naturalism, realism, and idealism, while 'the dead' remain imprisoned within materialism, the purgatorial materialism of a neutron limbo which fights shy of the diabolic naturalism of the proton Hell, the planetary realism of the atomic world, and the divine idealism of the electron Heaven in its concern with capitalist self-preservation, the embalmed preservation of the living dead.

 

73.  An unlikely though plausible parallel to be found between Bunyan (The Pilgrim's Progress) and Spengler (The Decline of the West) in regard to (a) Vanity Fair/Historyless Chaos; (b) the Slough of Despond/Culture; (c) the Delectable Mountains/Civilization; and (d) the Celestial City/Second Religiousness - a sort of dual parallel, after all, to the (naturalistic) Father, the (realistic) Mother, the (materialistic) Son, and the (idealistic) Holy Spirit, viz. fire, earth, water, and air.

 

74i.  The Father stands to Hell as fire to heat; the Mother stands to the world as earth to darkness; the Son stands to purgatory as water to coldness; and the Holy Spirit stands to Heaven as air to light.  Hence a phenomenal quantity to a noumenal quality, concrete particles to abstract wavicles.

   ii.  Thus the Father stands to Hell as strength to pride; the Mother stands to the world as beauty to pleasure; the Son stands to purgatory as goodness to love; and the Holy Spirit stands to Heaven as truth to joy.

   iii. But the Antifather (Satan) stands to Antihell as weakness to humiliation; the Antimother stands to the antiworld as ugliness to pain; the Antison (Antichrist) stands to antipurgatory as evil to hate; and the Antispirit stands to Antiheaven as illusion to woe.

   iv. The 'antigods' and 'antirealms' are as alpha to the omega positions of the gods and realms.  Negative and positive, minus and plus, centrifugal and centripetal, immoral and moral.

 

75i.  Soul (pride) and antisoul (humiliation); spirit (joy) and antispirit (woe); intellect (love) and anti-intellect (hate); will (pleasure) and antiwill (pain).

   ii.  But naturalism (strength) and antinaturalism (weakness); idealism (truth) and anti-idealism (illusion); materialism (goodness) and antimaterialism (evil); realism (beauty) and antirealism (ugliness).

   iii. Hence naturalism stands to soul as strength to pride, whereas antinaturalism stands to antisoul as weakness to humiliation; idealism stands to spirit as truth to joy, whereas anti-idealism stands to antispirit as illusion to woe; materialism stands to intellect as goodness to love, whereas antimaterialism stands to anti-intellect as evil to hate; realism stands to will as beauty to pleasure, whereas antirealism stands to antiwill as ugliness to pain.

   iv. Thus a distinction between phenomenal quantities (particles) and noumenal qualities (wavicles), with alpha and omega oppositions between the 'anti' and 'pro' manifestations thereof.

 

76.  Formerly I would have thought along the following diagrammatic lines:-

 

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a diagram which would suggest that Capitalism does not lead to Centrism but remains isolated in its lunar limbo, while Socialism leads to Centrism ... as a matter of progressive course.  Clearly, to the extent that one uses Left/Right distinctions, it is apparent that 'Left' is bureaucratic, and hence worldly, whereas 'Right' is democratic, and hence purgatorial.  Similarly, it is just as apparent that 'Extreme Left' is autocratic, and hence diabolic, whereas 'Extreme Right' is theocratic, and hence divine.  Regarding the elements in such terms would suggest that whereas fire was Extreme Left and earth Left, water was Right and air Extreme Right, or that whereas naturalism was Extreme Left and realism Left, materialism was Right and idealism Extreme Right.  An idealist is therefore, ipso facto, an extreme right-wing type of person, in complete contrast to a naturalist, who is extreme left wing.  Likewise, a realist is inherently a left-wing type of person, in contrast to a materialist, who is right wing.  The Father is Extreme Left (superstar), but the Mother is Left (star).  The Son is Right (cross), but the Holy Spirit is Extreme Right (supercross).  Therefore Hell is Extreme Left, in complete contrast to Heaven as Extreme Right.  The world is Left in contrast to purgatory as Right.  Thus whereas the solar is Extreme Left and the planetary (planar) Left, the lunar is Right and the stellar Extreme Right.  Heat is Extreme Left, but darkness Left.  Coldness is Right, but light Extreme Right.  For God, who is Extreme Right, the Devil is Extreme Left.  For the Antidevil (Christ), who is Right, the Antigod (Mother) is Left.  Indeed, Christ is equivalent to the Antidevil in contrast to the Father, while the Mother is equivalent to the Antigod in contrast to the Holy Spirit.  Christ is coldness vis--vis heat.  The Mother is darkness vis--vis light.  That is why, from a divine standpoint, the world must be overcome; for the world is commensurate with the Mother (nature), and hence the darkness, and the darkness must be eliminated before the light can prevail.  For the Divine not to see itself in terms of Extreme Right would be a moral failing of the most paradoxical and illogical kind!  Everything must end on the Extreme Right, for that is salvation.

 

77i.  The use of terms like air/light to describe the Divine is an extreme left-wing tendency; the use of terms like idealism/wit to describe the Divine is a left-wing tendency; the use of words like truth/joy to describe the Divine is a right-wing tendency; and the use of words like the Holy Ghost/Heaven to describe the Divine is an extreme right-wing tendency.  Thus from the alpha of air/light usage to the omega of Holy Spirit/Heaven usage via the mundane and lunar usages of idealism/wit and truth/joy respectively.

   ii.  Similarly, the use of terms like fire/heat to describe the Diabolic is an extreme left-wing tendency; the use of terms like naturalism/soul to describe the Diabolic is a left-wing tendency; the use of terms like strength/pride to describe the Diabolic is a right-wing tendency; and the use of terms like Father/Hell to describe the Diabolic is an extreme right-wing tendency. Thus from the alpha of fire/heat usage to the omega of Father/Hell usage via the mundane and lunar usages of naturalism/soul and strength/pride respectively.

   iii. Likewise, the use of terms like earth/darkness to describe the worldly is an extreme left-wing tendency; the use of terms like realism/will to describe the worldly is a left-wing tendency; the use of terms like beauty/pleasure to describe the worldly is a right-wing tendency; and the use of terms like the Mother/the World to describe the worldly is an extreme right-wing tendency.  Thus from the alpha of earth/darkness usage to the omega of mother/world usage via the mundane and lunar usages of realism/will and beauty/pleasure respectively.

   iv. Finally, the use of terms like water/coldness to describe the purgatorial is an extreme left-wing tendency; the use of terms like materialism/intellect to describe the purgatorial is a left-wing tendency; the use of terms like goodness/love to describe the purgatorial is a right-wing tendency; and the use of terms like the Son/Purgatory to describe the purgatorial is an extreme right-wing tendency.  Thus from the alpha of water/coldness usage to the omega of son/purgatory usage via the mundane and lunar usages of materialism/intellect and goodness/love respectively.

 

78i.  Being uncivilized/insane corresponds to the Extreme Left; being barbarous/mad corresponds to the Left; being civilized/sane corresponds to the Right; being supercivilized/supersane corresponds to the Extreme Right.

   ii.  Hence whereas the use of extreme left-wing terms like fire/heat, earth/darkness, water/coldness, and air/light corresponds to the uncivilized/insane, the use of left-wing terms like naturalism/soul, realism/will, materialism/intellect, and idealism/wit corresponds to the barbarous/mad.

   iii. Now whereas the use of right-wing terms like strength/pride, beauty/pleasure, goodness/love, and truth/joy corresponds to the civilized/sane, the use of extreme right-wing terms like the Father/Hell, the Mother/the World, the Son/Purgatory, and the Holy Ghost/Heaven corresponds to the supercivilized/supersane.

   iv. Religion gets the better of science no less than politics the better of economics.  For whereas religion is supercivilized/supersane, science is uncivilized/insane.  And whereas politics is civilized/sane, economics is barbarous/mad.

 

79.  How one looks at life, that is to say, whether from a predominantly alpha, mundane, lunar, or an omega viewpoint, will determine one's choice of terminology.  Hence while the alpha-stemming and extreme left-wing type of person will prefer words like fire, earth, water, and air, not to mention their noumenal concomitants, the omega-oriented and extreme right-wing type of person will prefer to use words like Father, Mother, Son, and Holy Ghost, together with their noumenal concomitants.  Similarly, while the mundane and left-wing type of person will prefer words like naturalism, realism, materialism and idealism, together with their noumenal concomitants, the lunar and right-wing type of person will favour words like strength, beauty, goodness, and truth, together with their noumenal concomitants.  For while the extreme left-wing type of person (diabolic) is governed by soul, the extreme right-wing type of person (divine) will be inspired by spirit.  Hence a scientific/religious antithesis.  Likewise, while the left-wing type of person (mundane) is governed by bodily will, the right-wing type of person (lunar) will be inspired by intellect.  Hence an economic/political antithesis.  So a fundamentalist/transcendentalist antithesis between the scientific and the religious finds its phenomenal parallel in the mundane/lunar antithesis between the economic and the political.  Whereas the fundamentalist person will reduce everything to science, the transcendentalist person will strive to elevate everything to religion.  And whereas the mundane person will reduce everything to economics, the lunar person will strive to elevate everything to politics.  Thus whereas fundamentalist persons will speak of the alpha, say, in terms of fire/heat, transcendentalist persons will speak of it in terms of the Father/Hell.  And whereas mundane persons will speak of the alpha in terms of naturalism/soul, lunar persons will speak of it in terms of strength/pride.  Hence a struggle between elemental supernature and transcendental culture on the one hand, with a like-struggle between mundane nature and lunar civilization on the other hand - supernature corresponding to science and culture to religion; nature corresponding to economics and civilization to politics.  What Spengler calls 'Historyless Chaos', I would call Supernature.  And what he calls 'Culture', I would call Nature.  What Spengler calls 'Civilization', I would also call Civilization.  But what he calls 'Second Religiousness', I would call Culture.  Hence from the superstar of scientific Supernature to the star of economic Nature, and from the cross of political Civilization to the supercross of religious Culture.  Yet, for me, the cross of political Civilization is a lunar blind alley corresponding to the inner conceptual.  It does not lead to the supercross of religious Culture, and thus to the inner perceptual.  Culture stems not from Civilization but from Nature, and thus it is from the star of economic Nature, or necessity, that the supercross of religious Culture will stem, to blossom into the soft inner light of the Holy Spirit.

 

80i.  From a civilized standpoint Nature is barbarous, while from a natural standpoint Civilization is ... unnatural.  From a supernatural standpoint Nature is mundane, while from a natural standpoint Supernature is fundamentalist.  From a cultural standpoint Nature is sinful, while from a natural standpoint Culture is transcendental.  Nature is only natural from the standpoint of Nature, not from the standpoints of Supernature (the Father), Civilization (the Son), or Culture (the Holy Spirit).

   ii.  Likewise Civilization is only civilized from the standpoint of Civilization.  From the standpoints of Supernature, Nature, and Culture it is anti-natural, unnatural, and artificial respectively.

   iii. Similarly, Supernature is only supernatural in relation to itself.  For in relation to Nature, Civilization, and Culture it is fundamentalist, uncivilized, and occult respectively.

   iv. Finally, Culture is only cultural in relation to itself.  In relation to Supernature, Nature, and Civilization it is mystical, transcendental, and supercivilized respectively.

 

81i.  Hence while Nature is barbarous from the standpoint of Civilization, it is sinful from the standpoint of Culture.  From the standpoint of Supernature, by contrast, it is simply mundane.

   ii.  Hence while Culture is mystical from the standpoint of Supernature, it is supercivilized from the standpoint of Civilization.  From the standpoint of Nature, by contrast, it is simply transcendental.

   iii. Hence while Civilization is anti-natural from the standpoint of Supernature, it is unnatural from the standpoint of Nature.  From the standpoint of Culture, by contrast, it is simply artificial.

   iv. Hence while Supernature is occult from the standpoint of Culture, it is fundamentalist from the standpoint of Nature.  From the standpoint of Civilization, by contrast, it is simply uncivilized.

 

82.  Let us speak, from a cultural standpoint, of the Father as autocratic, the Mother as bureaucratic, the Son as democratic, and the Holy Spirit as alone theocratic.  Let us also admit to the fact that whilst autocracy is upper class and bureaucracy lower class, democracy is middle class and theocracy classless.  Hence, whereas the Father is upper class and the Mother lower class, the Son is middle class and the Holy Spirit classless.  Thus whilst a class-bound society is rooted in the autocratic, viz. the Father, a classless society will be centred in the theocratic, viz. the Holy Spirit.  Autocracy is class-bound, but theocracy classless.  Freedom from class is only possible on the basis of theocratic allegiance, and such an allegiance is necessarily to the Holy Spirit, not to the Father, the Mother, or to the Son.  Hence one cannot be free from class unless one is bound to the Holy Spirit in theocratic allegiance.  Those who are bound to the Father will simply be upper class.  Those who are bound to the Mother will simply be lower class.  And those who are bound to the Son will simply be middle class.  Broadly speaking, the majority of Catholics are lower class, while the majority of Protestants are middle class.  In fact, it could be argued that whereas Catholicism is a lower-class religion, Protestantism, by contrast, is a middle-class religion.  Thus while Catholicism is a Christianity of the People, Protestantism, its hereditary opponent, is a Christianity of the bourgeoisie.  For proletarian Christianity is rooted in the Mother, whereas bourgeois Christianity is centred in the Son - a distinction between the will and the intellect, or the world and purgatory.  And yet while Catholicism is rooted in the Mother, and hence in lower-class affiliation, it embraces an aspiration for the Holy Spirit which lifts it towards the classless in hope of the Resurrection and consequent salvation from the world, i.e. working-class affiliation and enslavement under the twin yokes of autocratic and democratic exploitation, yokes originally placed upon the lower class by both the upper and middle classes, though particularly, in this day and age, the latter, who are the class, par excellence, of Protestant Christianity, and hence capitalism.

 

83.  For the working class to become classless, all that is necessary is for them to have the opportunity of voting for religious sovereignty through the Second Coming, and thereby enter the 'Kingdom of Heaven' ... of the Social Transcendentalist Centre, wherein theocratic allegiance will 'come clean' on the most unequivocally transcendental terms, terms which signify complete identification with the Holy Spirit, and hence the inner light.  For whereas the working class are affiliated to the outer darkness ... of phenomenal conceptions, the classless are affiliated to the inner light of noumenal perceptions, which is the condition of Heaven.

 

84.  From the beauty of phenomenal outer conceptions to the truth of noumenal inner perceptions, from the pleasure of the outer darkness to the joy of the inner light; from the Blessed Virgin to the Holy Spirit, from working-class bureaucracy to classless theocracy; from sculpture to art, earth to air; from the midi to the computer, from will to spirit.  But, conversely, from the goodness of phenomenal inner conceptions to the strength of noumenal outer perceptions, from the love of the inner darkness to the pride of the outer light; from the Son to the Father, from middle-class democracy to upper-class autocracy; from literature to music, water to fire; from the radio-cassette player to the television, from intellect to soul.  Thus, in the one case, an evolutionary salvation, but, in the other case, a devolutionary damnation.  The respective fates, one feels, of Catholics and Protestants in Ireland and elsewhere.  Nature on the way up, civilization on the way down.  Nature to shine in the culture of spiritual salvation.  Civilization to burn in the supernature of soulful damnation.  An omega Heaven and an alpha Hell following the nuclear split between atoms and neutrons, as atoms climb towards electron freedom while neutrons descend towards proton destruction, eternal life from worldly life and eternal death from purgatorial death, a life in the spirit and a death in the soul.

 

85.  In relation to modern music, soul is upper class, pop lower class, rock middle class, and jazz classless.  Hence one could speak of the upper-class nature of percussion-oriented music, the lower-class nature of guitar-oriented music, the middle-class nature of keyboards-oriented music, and the classless nature of wind-oriented music.  Drum-biased soul, guitar-biased pop, keyboards-biased rock, and sax-biased jazz.  More specifically, one should distinguish between soulful rhythms and spiritual pitch at the alpha/omega extremes of soul and jazz respectively, but between wilful harmonies and intellectual melodies at the mundane/lunar extremes of pop and rock respectively.  For rhythm is alpha no less than pitch is omega, the former being autocratic and the latter theocratic, Hell and Heaven of a musical polarity which can be characterized in terms of slowness and speed, the respective qualities of rhythm and pitch.  Likewise, harmony is mundane (planar) no less than melody is lunar, the former being bureaucratic and the latter democratic, world and limbo of a musical polarity which can be characterized in terms of softness and loudness, the respective qualities of harmony and melody.  Hence whereas upper-class music is primarily slow, classless music is primarily quick - the fundamental distinction, I shall argue, between soul and jazz.  Now whereas working-class music is primarily soft, middle-class music is primarily loud - the fundamental distinction, I shall argue, between pop and rock.  Thus while the musical hell of upper-class soul, rooted in rhythm, burns with a slow beat, the musical heaven of classless jazz, centred in pitch, shines with a quick run.  And while the musical mundaneness of working-class pop, rooted in harmony, moves with a soft chord, the musical lunacy of middle-class rock, centred in melody, grooves with a loud riff.  Rock that is slow stands closer to soul, rock that is soft stands closer to pop, rock that is fast stands closer to jazz.  But the principal quality of rock is neither slowness and softness nor speed, but loudness, the loudness of a lunar limbo especially germane to a capitalist materialism and therefore congenial to Protestant civilization.  If fire is slow and light quick, then earth is quiet and water loud.  Fire is the element of rhythm no less than light is the element of pitch.  Earth (soil) is the element of harmony no less than water is the element of melody.  Rhythm is the essence of soul no less than pitch is the essence of jazz.  Harmony is the essence of pop no less than melody is the essence of rock.  Soul is slow but jazz quick.  Pop is soft but rock loud.  Slowness is no less the musical enemy of jazz than loudness is the musical enemy of pop.  Only softness leads to speed, as from the working-class bureaucracy of pop to the classless theocracy of jazz, from guitar harmony to wind pitch.  For softness is of the Blessed Virgin, no less than speed is of the Holy Spirit, and from softness to speed we have a Social Transcendentalist progression commensurate with the salvation of the People from worldly pop to heavenly jazz.  If the People are to be saved to jazz, then the bourgeoisie can only be damned to soul.  For rock is doomed to soulful damnation no less than pop is destined for spiritual salvation.

 

86i.  Blues stands to jazz as the Antispirit to the Holy Spirit, which is to say, as electron particles to wavicles, woe to joy.

   ii.  Rhythm 'n' blues stands to soul as the Antifather to the Father, which is to say, as proton particles to wavicles, humiliation to pride.

   iii. Punk stands to rock as the Antichrist to Christ, which is to say, as neutron particles to wavicles, evil to good.

   iv. Funk stands to pop as the Antimother to the Mother, which is to say, as atomic particles to wavicles, ugliness to pleasure.  Hence a sort of negative/positive distinction between particles and wavicles, which is approximately commensurate with a State/Church dichotomy.

 

87.  In regard to religion, soul is the music of upper-class Fundamentalism; pop the music of working-class Christianity (Catholicism); rock the music of middle-class Christianity (Protestantism); and jazz the music of classless Transcendentalism.  In regard to politics, rhythm 'n' blues is the music of upper-class Communism (Bolshevism); funk the music of working-class Republicanism; punk the music of middle-class Liberalism; and blues the music of classless Fascism.  Hence a political/religious antithesis between Communism and Fundamentalism; Republicanism and Catholicism; Liberalism and Protestantism; and Fascism and Transcendentalism.  From a Fundamentalist standpoint, Communism is morally undesirable; from a Catholic standpoint, Republicanism is morally undesirable; from a Protestant standpoint, Liberalism is morally undesirable; and from a Transcendentalist standpoint, Fascism is morally undesirable.  Hence Communism as a fall from Fundamentalism (as Lenin from Marx), no less than rhythm 'n' blues from soul; Republicanism as a fall from Catholicism, no less than funk from pop; Liberalism as a fall from Protestantism, no less than punk from rock; and Fascism as a fall from Transcendentalism (as Hitler from Nietzsche), no less than blues from jazz.  Social Transcendentalism could musically be described as a combination of funk and jazz, i.e. a sort of funk-jazz, with a compromise between guitars and wind.  Economically speaking, Communism is state socialist, Republicanism socialist, Liberalism capitalist, and Fascism state capitalist.  Economics stands to politics as art to religion.  For economics is the mother of politics, no less than art the father of religion.  Put conversely, one could say that politics is the son of economics, no less than religion the daughter of art.  Economics precedes politics, art precedes religion.  Without economics, no politics.  Without art, no religion.

 

 

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88.  The first of the above diagrams illustrates the wavicle (w.) and therefore essentially religious nature of soul, pop, rock, and jazz.  The second of the above diagrams illustrates the particle (p.) and therefore fundamentally secular nature of rhythm 'n' blues, funk, punk, and blues.  The former kinds of music are all in omega positions on their respective spectra, while the latter kinds of music are in alpha positions there.  For the secular is alpha in relation to the religious, the State standing to the Church as alpha to omega.  Which is equivalent to saying particles to wavicles, negativity to positivity, centrifugal to centripetal, and this whether the State/Church dichotomy has reference to the divine spectrum (air), the diabolic spectrum (fire), the purgatorial spectrum (water), or the worldly spectrum (earth), viz. electrons, protons, neutrons, or atoms.  Hence the Antispirit/Holy Spirit dichotomy between blues and jazz which corresponds, on a State/Church basis, to Fascism and Transcendentalism.  Hence the Antifather/Father dichotomy between rhythm 'n' blues and soul which likewise corresponds, on a State/Church basis, to Communism and Fundamentalism.  Hence the Antichrist/Christ dichotomy between punk and rock which corresponds, on a State/Church basis, to Liberalism and Protestantism.  And hence the Antimother/Mother dichotomy between funk and pop which likewise corresponds, on a State/Church basis, to Republicanism and Catholicism.

 

89i.  When the State is theocratic it corresponds to an electron-particle equivalence, and is therefore of the Antispirit (Fascism).

   ii.  When the State is autocratic it corresponds to a proton-particle equivalence, and is therefore of the Antifather (Communism).

   iii. When the State is democratic it corresponds to a neutron-particle equivalence, and is therefore of the Antichrist (Liberalism).

   iv. When the State is bureaucratic it corresponds to an atomic-particle equivalence, and is therefore of the Antimother (Republicanism).  Hence an elemental devolution, one might argue, from Fascism to Republicanism via Communism and Liberalism (Parliamentarianism).

 

90i.  Conversely, when the Church is bureaucratic it corresponds to an atomic-wavicle equivalence, and is therefore of the Mother (Catholicism).

   ii.  When the Church is democratic it corresponds to a neutron-wavicle equivalence, and is therefore of the Son (Protestantism).

   iii. When the Church is autocratic it corresponds to a proton-wavicle equivalence, and is therefore of the Father (Fundamentalism).

   iv. When the Church is theocratic it corresponds to an electron-wavicle equivalence, and is therefore of the Holy Spirit (Transcendentalism).  Hence an elemental evolution, as it were, from Catholicism to Transcendentalism via Protestantism and Fundamentalism.

 

91i.  In a republic, which is a lower-class manifestation of the State, the People are represented, whereas in a parliamentary democracy, which is a middle-class manifestation of the State, they are governed.

   ii.  Hence wherever the People have triumphed (and 'the meek' accordingly inherited that part of the earth upon which they live), representative democracy is the order of the day, in contrast to the governmental democracy which is the hallmark of Liberalism and of a people under the parliamentary, or bourgeois, thumb.

   iii. In a kingdom, which is an upper-class manifestation of the State, the People are ruled, whereas in a centre, which is a classless manifestation of the State or, rather, that which transcends the State (in and through the Centre, as advocated by me), the People are led.

   iv. Hence wherever the upper-class are in power, authoritarian autocracy is the order of the day, in contrast to the social theocracy which is the hallmark of the classless Centre, the 'State of the Holy Spirit'. (In a sense, the Third Reich could be described as a 'State of the Holy Spirit', insofar as we perceive a connection between the State in question and the 'Third Person' of the Trinity.)

 

92i.  In a capitalist state, or parliamentary democracy, the People are governed in the plutocratic interests of the capitalist class.

   ii.  In a socialist state, or republican democracy, the People are represented in the bureaucratic interests of the People.

   iii. In a communist state, or authoritarian autocracy, the People are ruled in the technocratic interests of the communist class.

   iv. In a fascist state, or totalitarian theocracy, the People are led in the meritocratic interests of the People.  Hence no less than capitalism is the economic concomitance of Liberalism and socialism the economic concomitance of Republicanism, communism is the economic concomitance of Authoritarianism and fascism the economic concomitance of Totalitarianism.  For just as Liberalism is capitalist and Republicanism socialist, so Authoritarianism is state socialist (communist) and Totalitarianism state capitalist (fascist and/or centrist).

 

93.  A bourgeois republic stands to a People's Republic as soft rock to pop, or classics in paperback to popular paperbacks, which is to say, as a half-way house between lunar and worldly extremes, capitalism and socialism.  It tends to combine the essence of the one with the appearance of the other, capitalism with republicanism, and is thus more of a compromise between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat than can be found in either parliamentary democracies or People's Republics, the former of which are politically superior though economically inferior to it, while the latter of which are economically superior though politically inferior to it ... when considered in the light of the fact that politics is essentially democratic (and hence parliamentary) whereas economics is fundamentally bureaucratic (and hence republican).

 

94.  From a Fundamentalist point of view the best economic arrangement is communist, whereas from a Transcendentalist point of view the best economic arrangement is centrist (centre trusteeship).  Conversely, from a Protestant point of view the best economic arrangement is capitalist, whereas from a Catholic point of view the best economic arrangement is socialist.  Thus whereas Fundamentalism requires an authoritarian political precondition in order to establish a communist economic base, Transcendentalism requires a totalitarian political precondition in order to establish a centrist economic base.  And whereas Protestantism requires a liberal political precondition in order to establish a capitalist economic base, Catholicism requires a republican political precondition in order to establish a socialist economic base.  Yet if politics is relatively lunar in relation to ideology and economics relatively worldly, then law, whether scientific and natural or technological and civil, is absolutely solar in relation to or, rather, contrast with the stellar essence of ideology, viz. religion.  In other words, science and religion are no less antithetical than economics and politics, and whilst ideology will strive to transcend the law when it is truly ideological, and hence Transcendentalist, it will co-exist with and even subordinate itself to the law when that is less than the case, i.e. when appertaining either to relative ideology (Protestantism and Catholicism) or to diabolical ideology (Fundamentalism).  Thus while Catholic ideology will identify with natural law and take its ethical bearings from natural law, Protestant ideology will identify with civil law and take its ethical bearings from civil law, using it in defence of its ideological essence.  On the other hand, Fundamentalist ideology will identify itself with supernatural law to a degree which completely subordinates ideology to law and thus makes for the fundamentalism which is intrinsically lawful, and hence anti-religious.  For true religion, or Transcendentalism, rejects supernatural law in deference to its own inner essence, which is purely ideological.  Whereas Transcendentalism, being truly ideological, rejects supernatural law, Fundamentalism identifies with it to a point where ideology is all but eclipsed by such law, in deference to what may be called supernatural determinism.  Yet what supernatural determinism is to the free spirituality (idealism) of Transcendentalism, natural determinism is to the free intellectuality (materialism) of Protestantism, since Protestantism rejects natural law in favour of civil law, which is designed to protect its material interests.  Hence whereas Catholicism upholds natural determinism in deference to its worldly will, Protestantism rejects it in preference to the artificial freedoms of its lunar intellectuality, which are protected by civil law.  Thus although Protestantism does not transcend the law absolutely, it transcends both natural and supernatural law, the cross transcending both the star and the superstar of natural (atomic) and supernatural (proton) determinism.  Only the supercross of Transcendentalism can transcend the law absolutely; for even (the neutron determinism of) civil law would be irrelevant to its ideological purism, the purism of the utmost transcendental (electron) freedom in the true religion of spiritual salvation.  For spiritual salvation is inseparable from freedom from law, whether that law be supernatural, natural, or civil - solar, worldly, or lunar.  Heaven transcends the law in the spiritual freedom of its stellar essence.

 

95.  Science is the method of understanding natural/supernatural law, technology the practical application/exemplification of it.  Conversely, culture is the method of pursuing a religious end, art the theoretical illustration of it.  Thus whereas science is theoretical and technology practical, culture is practical and art theoretical.  And this because natural/supernatural law, the study of science, is practical, while religion, the goal of culture, is theoretical.  Hence technology mirrors the practical nature of natural/supernatural law, no less than art mirrors the theoretical nature of religion.  An art that was practical, and hence technological, would be no less bogus than a technology that was theoretical, and hence aesthetic.  'Technological art' is no less a contradiction in terms than 'aesthetic technology'.  But where there is no religion, and thus no culture, there will be no art ... in the genuine sense of that term but, rather, technology posing as art!

 

96.  The democratic are middle class, the autocratic ... upper class.  The bureaucratic are lower class, the theocratic ... classless.  The middle class are yobs, the upper class ... nobs.  The lower class are slobs, the classless ... snobs.  Yobs are materialistic, nobs naturalistic.  Slobs are realistic, snobs idealistic.  Materialism is political, naturalism lawful.  Realism is economic, idealism religious.  Politics is technocratic, law scientific.  Economics is aesthetic, religion cultural.  Technology is practical, science theoretical.  Aesthetics is theoretical, culture practical.

 

97.  Stellar electrons, solar protons, lunar neutrons, and planar (planetary) atoms - divine, diabolic, purgatorial, and worldly elements in constant flux.  Spirit can only be stellar, soul solar, intellect lunar, and will planar.  Although, like soul and intellect and will, spirit can be either negative or positive, particles or wavicles, centrifugal or centripetal, scientific or religious, depending on whether we are dealing with antispirit or holy spirit, woe and illusion (scientific) at one end of the divine spectrum, or joy and truth (religious) at the other end, the end towards which all spiritual evolution on earth would seem to tend.  Hence we can no more speak of an evolutionary return to, say, antispirit (Jehovah) than of an evolutionary return to antisoul (Satan).  We devolve from alpha but evolve towards omega, breaking contact with, or allegiance to, the former the more evolutionary we become.  The world is the wedge between alpha and omega, and without a fall from alpha into the world, there would be no possibility of evolutionary progress towards omega in due course.  Hence the world is a blessing in disguise, the means to a truly divine (electron-wavicle) end in joyful truth.

 

98.  No less than the Holy Spirit is a joyful plus in relation to, or rather contrast with, the woeful negativity of the Antispirit, so the Father is a proud plus in relation to the humiliated negativity of the Antifather.  Likewise, no less than the Son is a loving plus in relation to the hateful negativity of the Antichrist, so the Mother is a pleasurable plus in relation to the painful negativity of the Antimother.

 

99i.  Joy follows from an electron-wavicle precondition, woe from an electron-particle one.

   ii.  Pride follows from a proton-wavicle precondition, humiliation from a proton-particle one.

   iii. Love follows from a neutron-wavicle precondition, hate from a neutron-particle one.

   iv. And pleasure follows from an atomic-wavicle precondition, pain from an atomic-particle one.

 

100i.  Joy is the inner essence of truth, no less than lightness the inner essence of air.

    ii.  Pride is the inner essence of strength, no less than heaviness the inner essence of fire.

    iii. Love is the inner essence of goodness, no less than coldness the inner essence of water.

    iv.  Pleasure is the inner essence of beauty, no less than darkness the inner essence of earth.

 

101i.  Conversely, woe is the outer essence of illusion, no less than speed the outer essence of light.

    ii.  Humiliation is the outer essence of weakness, no less than slowness the outer essence of fire.

    iii. Hatred is the outer essence of evil, no less than loudness the outer essence of water.

    iv.  Pain is the outer essence of ugliness, no less than softness the outer essence of earth.

 

102. To say that the Father created the world is as illogical as to say that the Son or the Mother did.  Creation stems not from the Father, who is a plus, but from the Antispirit (Jehovah), which is a minus, the electron-particle minus of, in all probability, the central star of the Galaxy, from which, we can only assume, the sun and other components of the Solar System fell, in devolutionary stages from the solar to the lunar via the planar, viz. in theological terms, from the Antifather to the Antison via the Antimother, in proton-particle, atomic-particle, and neutron-particle collectives of secular antagonisms.  It was from such a negative basis that the positivity of religious alternatives eventually arose, a 'Blessed Trinity' and 'Blessed Mother' of wavicle individualism which, corresponding to divine, diabolic, purgatorial, and worldly options, would thenceforth be in positive competition with one another for the hearts and minds of men.  Hence, whether one's preferred deity was spiritual, soulful, intellectual, or wilful, it would correspond to an omega, or wavicle, position ... in contrast to the alpha, or particle, positions of the antideities, with the negative competitiveness of their secular collectives.  It was not that the alpha positions were diabolic and the omega positions divine (although a superficial estimation of such a scientific/religious dichotomy might suggest as much), but that the alpha could be divine or diabolic, depending on whether we had the spiritual or the soulful in mind, light or heat, electrons or protons, the Antispirit (Jehovah) or the Antisoul (Satan).  Yet what applies to the alpha positions applies no less to the omega ones, where the Holy Spirit, appertaining to the light spectrum, is divine, but the Father, appertaining to the heat spectrum underneath, is diabolic or, if you prefer, superdiabolic, considering that strength and pride are attributes of positive rather than negative fire.  Hence a divine/superdivine dichotomy between Jehovah and the Holy Spirit, but a diabolic/superdiabolic dichotomy between the Devil and the Father - the former dichotomy appertaining to electrons, both particle and wavicle, the latter to protons, both particle and wavicle.  To think of this dichotomy otherwise, in terms, say, of a diabolic/divine antithesis between particles and wavicles, would be to succumb to the illogicality of having to speak of, say, either a diabolic Heaven (Jehovah) or a divine Hell (the Father).  But how can Heaven (light) be diabolic or Hell (heat) divine?  Heaven can only be divine and Hell diabolic, for the divine has to do with God and the diabolic with the Devil.  There is no such thing as divine heat or diabolic light.  Light can only be divine, but on either a negative (particle) or a positive (wavicle) basis, depending on whether we are referring to speed or lightness, the Antispirit or the Holy Spirit.  Now what applies to light applies no less to heat, that diabolic attribute, where we have a negative (particle) and a positive (wavicle) dichotomy between slowness and heaviness, the Antifather and the Father.  That is why, whenever I have used the T-like diagram in the past, I have had no misgivings about regarding the Father in a diabolical light, as below:-

 

THE FATHER/THE SON/THE HOLY SPIRIT

(diabolic)(purgatorial)(divine)

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THE MOTHER

(worldly)

 

since the divine spectrum, as it were, is always occupied by the Holy Spirit, spirit according with the divine no less than soul with the diabolic, while intellect accords with the purgatorial, and will with the mundane - air, fire, water, and earth, with electron, proton, neutron, and atomic implications respectively.

 

103. The doing of the Father, the sentience of the Mother, the existence of the Son, and the being of the Holy Spirit.  Proton doing, atomic sentience, neutron existence, electron being; fire, earth, water, and air.  Since the Father corresponds to the outer light, one could speak of the noumenal doing (soul) of the outer light; since the Mother corresponds to the outer darkness, one could speak of the phenomenal doing (will) of the outer darkness; since the Son corresponds to the inner darkness, one could speak of the phenomenal being (intellect) of the inner darkness; and since the Holy Spirit corresponds to the inner light, one could speak of the noumenal being (spirit) of the inner light.  Phenomenal doing, which corresponds to the world, can only be saved by noumenal being, not only from itself but, even more importantly, from noumenal doing and phenomenal being.  A working class that are under the control of either or both the upper class and the middle class will not be in a position to become classless.  But a working class which have achieved freedom from both the upper and the middle classes, and therefore exist in a People's Republic, will be in a position to be saved from itself, and thus achieve the noumenal being of classless redemption.  A Catholic republic is effectively a People's Republic because Catholicism is the mode of Christianity which most accords with phenomenal doing, in contrast to the bias for phenomenal being which accrues to Protestantism.  In fact, a Protestant republic (like America) is effectively a bourgeois republic, with a more capitalist economic bias.

 

104. To distinguish (relatively speaking) between upper-class, middle-class, working-class, and classless jazz on the following basis: viz. that upper-class jazz will be vocals orientated, middle-class jazz keyboards orientated, working-class jazz guitar orientated, and classless jazz wind orientated.  Since jazz is primarily an idealistic  and therefore pitch-oriented kind of music, it follows that jazz will be most true to itself in the classless context of a wind orientation, but least true to itself in the upper-class context of a vocals orientation ... which, given the soulful nature of the human voice, is closer to soul.  Of the two kinds of jazz in between these alpha/omega extremes, guitar-oriented jazz is the closer to classless, or true, jazz, while keyboards-oriented jazz, adrift in a middle-class limbo, can usually do no better than approach pitch from a melodic, and therefore intellectual, point of view.  One might say that it remains democratically aloof from the guitar harmonies of its working-class antithesis, as capitalism from socialism, and that when it extends beyond a keyboards - usually piano - bias to a compromise with wind, especially the trumpet, the ensuing jazz is rather more nazi than parliamentary, as though symptomatic of an extreme right-wing democratic equivalence, which is quite distinct from the theocratic or, rather, Social Transcendentalist equivalence of guitar/sax jazz, the jazz, more usually, of the will to classless truth.

 

105. When a middle-class person or, rather, person in a middle-class context like parliament, or in a middle-class profession like politics, expresses a classless self-image, it would seem that, wittingly or unwittingly, he is identifying himself with an extreme right-wing democratic position, analogous to Nazism, which is relatively classless in relation to parliamentary democracy.  Yet, in relation to the classlessness of a theocratic position, it is decidedly bogus, the bogus classlessness of an extreme lunar orientation that finds its musical analogy, it seems to me, in keyboards/wind jazz.  Thus the self-proclaimed 'classless' parliamentarian is really a nazi, and his 'classlessness' appertains to the bogus inner light, affiliated to the parliamentary inner darkness, of a lunar materialism.  It is not the inner light of a computer (theocratic), nor even of a compact disc affiliated to midi (bureaucratic), but the inner light of a compact disc affiliated to a radio-cassette player, and it stands marooned in the lunar dead-end of a purgatorial limbo.

 

106. The solar-planar-lunar vicious circle of Western civilization may have eclipsed the stellar light of Eastern civilization, but the vicious circle, in which lunar bourgeoisie and solar aristocracy collude with one another at the People's expense, shall one day be broken by the omega-oriented light of true religion, which will replace Western civilization by a global civilization superior even to the Eastern civilization of fundamentalist antiquity - namely, the Social Transcendentalist civilization of supertheocratic futurity.

 

107. Since the Devil tends to be regarded, in the West, as God, meaning the Father, it is not to be wondered at if God, meaning the Holy Spirit, tends to be regarded as the Devil, and cynically disparaged in consequence.  The same sort of class-bound mentality, appertaining to the (aforementioned) vicious circle (of solar Father - planar Mother - lunar Son) which regards the classless as 'bums', regards God as the Devil, since whatever is perceived as being in opposition to the Western status quo is subjectively dismissed as evil, a sort of Antichristic threat to Christian liberalism which, despite the fact that it ruthlessly oppresses the world, is alone regarded as good, a good, however, which (no matter how narrowly true such a view may be) falls woefully short of the Truth, and thus of the joyful liberation of mankind, meaning the People, from the oppression in question.  No, God cannot expect justice from the Devil, but he can at least anticipate loyalty from those who are capable of recognizing what God is and of identifying with it, against those who are manifestly incapable of such an achievement because they remain too enslaved to the false gods of the diabolic Father and the purgatorial Christ, those solar and lunar falsehoods, to have any notion of divine freedom.

 

108. If art is the illustration of religious goals, and ethics the intellectual formulation of a spiritual end, then art stands to ethics as the Blessed Virgin to the Son, viz. as inner will to inner intellect, realism to materialism, sentience to existentialism.  However, in contrast to what we may call the vertical axis of art and ethics, is to be found the horizontal axis, stretching from alpha to omega, of ritual and devotion, with ritual, embodying the ceremonial illustration of religious facts, standing to devotion, the self-realizing expression of spirituality, as the Father to the Holy Spirit, viz. soul to spirit, naturalism to idealism, doing to being.  Thus whereas art corresponds to atomic wavicles and ethics to neutron wavicles in a worldly/purgatorial polarity, ritual corresponds to proton wavicles and devotion to electron wavicles in a diabolic/divine polarity.  The more art, the less ethics.  The more ritual, the less devotion.  Conversely, the more ethics, the less art.  The more devotion, the less ritual.

 

109i.  If art corresponds to the Blessed Virgin (Catholicism), then art is bureaucratic and fundamentally of inner earth, with beauty and pleasure as its attributes.

    ii.  If ethics corresponds to the Son (Protestantism), then ethics is democratic and essentially of inner water, with goodness and love as its attributes.

    iii. If ritual corresponds to the Father (Fundamentalism), then ritual is autocratic and fundamentally of inner fire, with strength and pride as its attributes.

    iv.  If devotion corresponds to the Holy Spirit (Transcendentalism), then devotion is theocratic and essentially of inner air, with truth and joy as its attributes.

 

110. To illustrate the above, one could use the T-like diagram thus:-

 

RITUAL/ETHICS/DEVOTION

(The Father)(The Son)(The Holy Spirit)

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ART

(The Mother)

 

 

or, more subjectively, the V-like diagram  thus:-

 

  RITUAL             ETHICS              DEVOTION

  (The Father)         (The Son)       (The Holy Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

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*       |       *

*      |      *

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*   |   *

*  |  *

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*|*

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ART

(The Mother)

 

thereby distinguishing the alpha nature (in fire) of ritual as against the omega nature (in air) of devotion, with the worldly nature (in earth) of art, and the purgatorial nature (in water) of ethics ... standing in-between, as planar and lunar parallels to a solar/stellar antithesis between the Father and the Holy Spirit.

 

111. If technology is the illustration of physical facts, and biology the intellectual study and documentation of such facts, then biology stands to technology as the Antimother to the Antison, viz. as outer will to outer intellect, antirealism to antimaterialism, antisentience to anti-existence.  However, in contrast to the vertical axis of technology and biology, we shall find the horizontal axis of physics and chemistry, with physics, which embodies the physical illustration of natural laws, standing to chemistry, the expression of a chemical resolution, as the Antifather to the Antispirit, viz. outer soul to outer spirit, antinaturalism to anti-idealism, antidoing to antibeing.  Thus whereas biology corresponds to atomic particles and technology to neutron particles in an antiworldly/antipurgatorial polarity, physics corresponds to proton particles and chemistry to electron particles in an antidiabolic/antidivine polarity.  The more biology, the less technology.  The more physics, the less chemistry.  Conversely, the more technology, the less biology.  The more chemistry, the less physics.

 

112i.  If biology corresponds to the Antimother (Republicanism), then biology is bureaucratic and of the outer earth, with ugliness and pain as its attributes.

    ii.  If technology corresponds to the Antison (Liberalism), then technology is democratic and of the outer water, with evil and hatred as its attributes.

    iii. If physics corresponds to the Antifather (Bolshevism), then physics is autocratic and of the outer fire, with weakness and humiliation as its attributes.

    iv. If chemistry corresponds to the Antispirit (Fascism), then chemistry is theocratic and of the outer air, with illusion and woe as its attributes.

 

113. Again, one can illustrate the above either with the T-like diagram, thus:-

 

PHYSICS/TECHNOLOGY/CHEMISTRY

(The Antifather)(The Antison)(The Antispirit)

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BIOLOGY

(The Antimother)

 

or, more subjectively, with the V-like diagram, thus:-

 

PHYSICS             TECHNOLOGY            CHEMISTRY

(The Antifather)      (The Antison)      (The Antispirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

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BIOLOGY

(The Antimother)

 

thereby illustrating the anti-alpha nature (in outer fire) of physics as against the anti-omega nature (in outer air) of chemistry, with the antiworldly nature (in outer earth) of biology and the antipurgatorial nature (in outer water) of technology ... coming in-between, as negative planar and lunar parallels to a negative solar/stellar antithesis between the Antifather and the Antispirit.  Clearly, whereas wavicles are positive, and hence subjective, particles are negative (anti), and hence objective, the former corresponding more specifically to the V-like diagram and the latter to the T-like diagram in a sort of individualistic/collectivistic distinction between alpha and omega, the physical alpha-of-alphas and the devotional omega-of-omegas.

 

114i.  To distinguish between theocratic and meritocratic on the basis of a particle/wavicle dichotomy with regard to electrons - the theocratic alpha of the Antispirit (Jehovah) vis--vis the meritocratic omega of the Holy Spirit (Omega Point).

    ii.  To distinguish between autocratic and aristocratic on the basis of a particle/wavicle dichotomy with regard to protons - the autocratic alpha of the Antifather (Satan) vis--vis the aristocratic omega of the Father.

    iii. To distinguish between democratic and plutocratic on the basis of a particle/wavicle dichotomy with regard to neutrons - the democratic alpha of the Antichrist vis--vis the plutocratic omega of the Son (Christ).

    iv.  To distinguish, finally, between bureaucratic and technocratic on the basis of a particle/wavicle dichotomy with regard to atoms - the bureaucratic alpha of the Antimother vis--vis the technocratic omega of the Mother.

 

115i.  Hence, in regard to the divine spectrum (air), the objective nature of outer-light theocracy vis--vis the subjective nature of inner-light meritocracy.

    ii.  In regard to the diabolic spectrum (fire), the objective nature of outer-heat autocracy vis--vis the subjective nature of inner-heat aristocracy.

    iii. In regard to the purgatorial spectrum (water), the objective nature of outer-coldness democracy vis--vis the subjective nature of inner-coldness plutocracy.

    iv.  In regard to the worldly spectrum (earth), the objective nature of outer-darkness bureaucracy vis--vis the subjective nature of inner-darkness technocracy.

 

116. Thus whereas theocracy, autocracy, democracy, and bureaucracy are objective, and hence particle equivalents, meritocracy, aristocracy, plutocracy, and technocracy are subjective, and hence wavicle equivalents.  This means that whereas the former are aligned with the centrifugal anti-ideologies of the State, the latters' alignment, by contrast, will be with the centripetal ideological positions of the Church.  Hence a direct correlation can be inferred to exist between theocracy and chemistry, autocracy and physics, democracy and technology, and bureaucracy and biology, since each of these pairs exists on a corresponding pole of their respective spectra, as illustrated below:-

 

PHYSICS/TECHNOLOGY/CHEMISTRY

(The Antifather)(The Antison)(The Antispirit)

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BIOLOGY

(The Antimother)

 

AUTOCRACY/DEMOCRACY/THEOCRACY

(The Antifather)(The Antison)(The Antispirit)

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BUREAUCRACY

(The Antimother)

 

with physics and autocracy corresponding, in their proton-particle essence, to the Antifather; technology and democracy corresponding, in their neutron-particle essence, to the Antison; biology and bureaucracy corresponding, in their atomic-particle essence, to the Antimother; and chemistry and theocracy corresponding, in their electron-particle essence, to the Antispirit.

 

117. As regards the positive, or wavicle, positions, we have a direct correlation between meritocracy and devotion, aristocracy and ritual, plutocracy and ethics, and technocracy and art, since these pairs also exist on parallel poles of their respective spectra, as follows:-

 

RITUAL               ETHICS             DEVOTION

(The Father)          (The Son)      (The Holy Spirit)

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

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*        |        *

*       |       *

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*|*

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ART

(The Mother)

 

 

ARISTOCRACY          PLUTOCRACY           MERITOCRACY

  (The Father)          (The Son)       (The Holy Spirit)

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

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TECHNOCRACY

(The Mother)

 

with ritual and aristocracy corresponding, in their proton-wavicle essence, to the Father; ethics and plutocracy corresponding, in their neutron-wavicle essence, to the Son; art and technocracy corresponding, in their atomic-wavicle essence, to the Mother; and devotion and meritocracy corresponding, in their electron-wavicle essence, to the Holy Spirit.

 

118. Sport stands to war as the civilized subjective to the barbarous objective, e.g. as ethics to technology, art to biology, ritual to physics, or devotion to chemistry.  Sport is thus akin to the (wavicle) Church as opposed to the (particle) State.  However, we should distinguish between blood sports and modern sports on the basis of an old-brain/new-brain dichotomy, with blood sports, e.g. hunting, appertaining to the old brain and modern sport to the new brain, albeit, in each case, on the wavicle, and hence subjective (psychic),  side.  Likewise, a distinction between traditional manual war and modern automated warfare can be drawn on the basis of a particle objectivity with regard to, in the one case, the old brain and, in the other case, the new brain, and, like sport, at all levels of the antispectra, from electrons to atoms.

 

119. In fact, I would further like to distinguish between proton backbrain and electron forebrain, with the left brain classified as atomic and the right brain as neutron, the proton backbrain and atomic left brain as subdivisions of the old brain, but the neutron right brain and electron forebrain as subdivisions of the new brain.  Hence whereas protons and atoms preponderate in the old brain, neutrons and electrons will preponderate in the new brain, whether as particles or wavicles (though especially, I would contend, as particles in the old brain and as wavicles in the new brain).  Now with such a fourfold division of the brain, it seems that we can speak of the autocratic nature of the backbrain as opposed to the theocratic nature of the forebrain ... where protons and electrons are concerned, as well as of the bureaucratic nature of the left brain as opposed to the democratic nature of the right brain ... where atoms and neutrons are concerned.  Now if, transferring from the particle side of our atomic spectra to their wavicle side, we identify wavicles in the backbrain with the unconscious, wavicles in the forebrain with the superconscious, wavicles in the left brain with the subconscious, and wavicles in the right brain with the conscious, we can speak of the aristocratic essence of the unconscious as opposed to the meritocratic essence of the superconscious, with regard to protons and electrons respectively, but the technocratic essence of the subconscious as opposed to the plutocratic essence of the conscious, with regard to atoms and neutrons respectively.  Hence whereas autocracy and aristocracy, corresponding to protons, and bureaucracy and technocracy, corresponding to atoms, are traceable to the old brain, whether backbrain/unconscious in the one case, or left brain/subconscious in the other, democracy and plutocracy, corresponding to neutrons, and theocracy and meritocracy, corresponding to electrons, are traceable to the new brain, whether right brain/conscious in the one case, or forebrain/superconscious in the other.  Put crudely, this means that whereas the Devil, whether negative or positive, and the world are traceable to the old brain, purgatory and God are traceable to the new brain.  In fact, to revert to our science/religion dichotomy of some pages ago, we could argue that physics and ritual, corresponding to proton particles and wavicles, are traceable to the old brain, the former to the backbrain subdivision thereof and the latter to the unconscious, whereas chemistry and devotion, corresponding to electron particles and wavicles, are traceable to the new brain, the former to the forebrain subdivision thereof and the latter to the superconscious.  Likewise, we may contend that biology and art, corresponding to atomic particles and wavicles, are traceable to the old brain, the former to the left-brain subdivision thereof and the latter to the subconscious, whereas technology and ethics, corresponding to neutron particles and wavicles, are traceable to the new brain, the former to the right-brain subdivision thereof and the latter to the conscious.  Hence whereas physics and ritual on the one hand and chemistry and devotion on the other hand confirm a solar/stellar polarity between the Devil and God, whether negatively (with regard to particles) or positively (with regard to wavicles), biology and art on the one hand and technology and ethics on the other hand confirm a planar/lunar polarity between the world and purgatory, whether negatively (with regard to particles) or positively (with regard to wavicles).

 

120. Thus at the risk of repeating what I have already established, we shall find physics standing to ritual, its proton-wavicle counterpart, as the Antifather (negative Hell) to the Father (positive Hell), but chemistry standing to devotion, its electron-wavicle counterpart, as the Antispirit (negative Heaven) to the Holy Spirit (positive Heaven).  Similarly, we shall find biology standing to art, its atomic-wavicle counterpart, as the Antimother (negative world) to the Mother (positive world), but technology standing to ethics, its neutron-wavicle counterpart, as the Antison (negative purgatory) to the Son (positive purgatory).  Clearly, the more one wishes to develop the wavicle aspect of things ... the less can the particle aspect be allowed to develop, and vice versa, so that development of the one side to any appreciable extent tends to be at the expense of the other side.

 

121. Traditionally it is the East which has developed the wavicle aspect of life, and hence ritual, art, ethics, and devotion, while the West has favoured its particle aspect to a degree which has resulted in a quite extensive development of physics, biology, technology, and chemistry, thereby confirming an objective/subjective dichotomy which would suggest that where the East was civilized, the West, by contrast, was barbarous, and that the particle bias, as it were, of the West developed quite naturally from a barbarous predisposition rather than from conscious choice (considering that only a fool would cold-bloodedly choose to develop, say, technology at the expense of ethics, or chemistry at the expense of devotion), thereby indicating a particle, and hence objective, preference.)  Nevertheless, whilst a particle/wavicle dichotomy has traditionally been the norm where West/East divisions are concerned, it would be an oversimplification of the issue to contend that all spectra, whatever their elemental significance, were developed equally on either a particle or a wavicle basis in both the East and the West.  For it seems to me that both devolutionary and evolutionary factors have to be accounted for in regard to any particular spectrum, and that while physics and ritual will characterize an earlier, more devolved phase of any given society, be it barbarous (and physical) or civilized (and metaphysical), subjects like chemistry and devotion take rather longer to arrive at, being characteristic of a degree of evolutionary development which, appertaining to the forebrain and superconscious respectively, is only likely to materialize to any significant extent in the wake of everything else.  Hence whilst (centrifugal) objectivity achieves its omega in the form of chemistry, the omega of (centripetal) subjectivity takes the form of devotion, and chemistry and devotion thereupon enter into a mortal struggle the way, in an earlier age, technology and ethics did, or, earlier still, biology and art, or, right back at the very beginning, physics and ritual ... for control of society (assuming the bias isn't so marked as to be a foregone conclusion).  Well, these days, it would seem that the old struggle between technology and ethics has been eclipsed by a struggle between chemistry and devotion for control of our lives, with drugs figuring prominently on the side of chemistry, and yoga and meditation on the side of devotion, and, if the results of the technology/ethics struggle are anything to judge by, it would seem that, in the West, chemistry is getting the upper hand of devotion and forcing electron wavicles onto the defensive.  Of course, we cannot expect things to be entirely one way, not even in the East (where biology and technology are far from unheard of, despite their general subordination, traditionally, to art and ethics), but it would seem that wherever the State predominates over the Church, as in England, the particle aspect of things will be preponderant over the wavicle aspect ... to the detriment of civilized subjectivity.  The cause of devotion may not be a lost one, but I fear that the battle against chemistry, and by implication drugs, will not be won so long as the State remains in the ascendant and barbarous objectivity accordingly prevails.  If devotion is to triumph over chemistry, if only relatively at first, then the State will have to be superseded by the Centre, and under the banner of Social Transcendentalism (which alone can guarantee the People religious sovereignty) the emphasis duly be placed on the development, through yoga and transcendental meditation, of electron wavicles at the expense of electron particles, devotion at the expense of chemistry, and thus civilization of the highest order at the expense of what would appear, in its current guise, to be the highest and final order of barbarism - namely the availability, in increasing quantities, of synthetic drugs, as appertaining to the Antispirit.  Even under the best conditions, those of a Social Transcendentalist transformation, the struggle with chemistry would continue, and compromises then, as before, with the objective side of life would have to be made.  But at least, with Centrism officially in place, the preconditions for a devotional triumph over chemistry would be there, and a wavicle bias could accordingly be developed, and developed not simply for the fun of it but to the greater glory of the Holy Spirit, the devotional goal of all evolution.  For unless the Antispirit is defeated and relegated to a distinctly subordinate status (before being transcended altogether), the Holy Spirit will not and cannot come to pass, and salvation from the Antispirit, viz. chemistry, will remain no more than a vague hope of those who, favouring devotion, lack the key that unlocks the door into a better and wiser world.  That key is Social Transcendentalism, and through it one can enter the Centre and, in religious sovereignty, achieve the electron-wavicle salvation of ultimate truth.  For in that better world it will not be devotion but chemistry that is on the defensive, and, together with technology, biology, and physics, it will eventually be consigned to the rubbish heap of particle history, the philistine history of barbarous objectivity.

 

122. Fast/slow; loud/quiet; heavy/light; rough/smooth: these antithetical qualities correspond, in a descending order, to air, fire, water, and earth, and whereas the first quality of any given antithesis is alpha, and hence relative to the particle aspect of an atomic integrity, the second quality is omega, and therefore relative to the wavicle aspect of such an integrity.

 

123i.  Air can be either fast (tempestuous) or slow (calm), alpha or omega, but when fast it corresponds to the outer light (antispirit) of electron particles, whereas when slow it corresponds to the inner light (spirit) of electron wavicles.

    ii.  Fire can be either loud (raging) or quiet (contained), alpha or omega, but when loud it corresponds to the outer heat (antisoul) of proton particles, whereas when quiet it corresponds to the inner heat (soul) of proton wavicles.

    iii. Water can be either heavy (turbulent) or light (placid), alpha or omega, but when heavy it corresponds to the outer coldness (anti-intellect) of neutron particles, whereas when light it corresponds to the inner coldness (intellect) of neutron wavicles.

    iv.  Earth can be either rough (hard) or smooth (soft), alpha or omega, but when rough it corresponds to the outer darkness (antiwill) of atomic particles, whereas when smooth it corresponds to the inner darkness (will) of atomic wavicles.

 

124. To distinguish not only between physical, biological, technological, and chemical science on the one hand, and ritualistic, aesthetic, ethical, and devotional religion on the other hand, but also between science as alpha and religion as omega on the basis of an objective/subjective antithesis which has fourfold subdivisions along the aforementioned lines.  Thus although we can generalize on the basis of a proton/electron noumenal antithesis between science and religion, we are obliged to accept that the subdivisions of both science and religion range across the entire spectra of elements from protons on, as it were, the Far Left to electrons on the Far Right, with particle and wavicle distinctions in each case.  Clearly the phenomenal begins where the particle objectivity of the outer noumenal ends and ends where the wavicle subjectivity of the inner noumenal begins, which brings us to the two contexts in between science and religion - namely, economics and politics.

 

125. Again, to subdivide each context into its main components, we can speak of feudal, socialist, capitalist, and corporate economics on the one hand, but of authoritarian, republican, parliamentary, and totalitarian politics on the other hand, with economics broadly categorized in terms of the atomic subjectivity of the outer phenomenal, and politics, by contrast, in terms of the neutron objectivity of the inner phenomenal, neither context being strictly particle nor wavicle but a phenomenal combination of each, even though, where the subdivisions are concerned, this combination embraces all elements.  Thus to illustrate our respective contexts, as before, we shall find economics, the more subjective context, divisible as follows:-

 

FEUDALISM          CAPITALISM         CORPORATISM

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

SOCIALISM

 

with feudalism corresponding to the proton-biased atomicity of what may be called the Outer Father, socialism corresponding to the atomic atomicity of the Outer Mother, capitalism corresponding to the neutron-biased atomicity of the Outer Son, and corporatism (including what I customarily describe as Centre trusteeship, or Centrism) corresponding to the electron-biased atomicity of the Outer Spirit, all of which descriptions rather contrast with the noumenal subjectivity of the religious context, whether in regard to the proton wavicles of the Father, viz. ritual; the atomic wavicles of the Mother, viz. art; the neutron wavicles of the Son, viz. ethics; or the electron wavicles of the Holy Spirit, viz. devotion.  However, where the more objective context of politics is concerned, we shall have the following subdivisions:-

 

AUTHORITARIANISM/PARLIAMENTARIANISM/TOTALITARIANISM

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REPUBLICANISM

 

with authoritarianism corresponding to the proton-biased neutron phenomenality of what may be called the Inner Antifather, republicanism corresponding to the atomic neutron phenomenality of the Inner Antimother, parliamentarianism corresponding to the neutron phenomenality of the Inner Antison, and totalitarianism corresponding to the electron-biased neutron phenomenality of the Inner Antispirit, all of which descriptions rather contrast with the noumenal objectivity of the scientific context, whether in regard to the proton particles of the Antifather, viz. physics; the atomic particles of the Antimother, viz. biology; the neutron particles of the Antison, viz. technology; or the electron particles of the Antispirit, viz. chemistry.  For a direct correlation does in fact exist between authoritarianism and physics, republicanism and biology, parliamentarianism and technology, and totalitarianism and chemistry, albeit at the elemental distance, as it were, of a proton/neutron divide, no less than the correlations between feudalism and ritual, socialism and art, capitalism and ethics, and corporatism and devotion exist at the like-distance of an atomic/electron divide, the subdivision in each context subverting, though not transmuting, the basic elemental constituent thereof, so that the atomic bias of biology within the context of science does not attain to the atomic purism of, say, socialism within the economic context, but remains rooted in the proton, as germane to the noumenal objectivity of science.  Conversely, the neutron bias of ethics within the religious context is not commensurate with the neutron purism of parliamentarianism within the political one, since rooted in the electron, as befitting a subdivision of the context in question.  Therefore no less than science is broadly related to the proton and religion, by contrast, to the electron, we find that politics, for all its subdivisions, is broadly related to the neutron and economics, by contrast, no less broadly related to the atom, given the phenomenal context of each context in relation to the noumenal extremes, alpha and omega, of science and religion.  Politics may assume an alpha bias with authoritarianism, but such an alpha bias, relative to the proton, remains at a neutron remove from the proton particles of physics, the Antifather a good deal more inherently autocratic than the Inner Antifather of the subdivision of politics to which I allude.  Likewise, although politics may assume an omega bias with totalitarianism, such a bias, relative to the electron, will remain at a neutron remove from the electron wavicles of devotion, the Holy Spirit a good deal more inherently meritocratic than the Inner Antispirit of the political subdivision in question, not to mention than with regard to the Outer Spirit of corporate economics, where the omega subdivision of the economic quadruplicity is concerned.  Thus it is my view that no more than science can completely transcend the proton or religion completely abandon the electron ... can economics completely transcend the atom or politics completely abandon the neutron.  Politics, whether moderate or extreme, is a neutron phenomenon, no less than economics an atomic phenomenon, and while the one is relative to the lunar, the other appertains to the planar (planetary) in a sort of masculine/feminine polarity.  Likewise, it is my view that whereas science appertains to the solar, religion, by contrast, has to do with the stellar - indeed, in the case of transcendentalism, with the superstellar, which resides within.  Putting it crudely, one could say that while politics is purgatorial and economics worldly, science is diabolic and religion divine, with distinctions, as already noted, between the Inner Antison and the Outer Mother along the former axis, but between the Antifather and the Holy Spirit along the latter axis - an axis not of purgatory and the world but, effectively, of Hell and Heaven, physics at the alpha extreme and devotion at the omega one, with all due proton and electron gradations coming in-between.  Hence for a final diagrammatic summing-up, we shall find the following:-

 

SCIENCE (protons)

 

PHYSICS/TECHNOLOGY/CHEMISTRY

(The Antifather)(The Antison)(The Antispirit)

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BIOLOGY

(The Antimother)

 

 

ECONOMICS(atoms)

 

FEUDALISM            CAPITALISM            CORPORATISM

(The Outer Father)    (The Outer Son)    (The Outer Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

SOCIALISM

(The Outer Mother)

 

 

POLITICS (neutrons)

 

AUTHORITARIANISM/PARLIAMENTARIANISM/TOTALITARIANISM

(The Inner Antifather)(The Inner Antison)(The Inner Antispirit)

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REPUBLICANISM

(The Inner Antimother)

 

 

RELIGION(electrons)

 

RITUAL               ETHICS             DEVOTION

(The Father)           (The Son)       (The Holy Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

AESTHETICS

(The Mother)

 

with objective/subjective distinctions between the 'T' and 'V' diagrams, the noumenal objectivity of the science 'T' followed by the phenomenal subjectivity of the economic 'V', leading, in due course, to the phenomenal objectivity of the political 'T', before culminating  in the noumenal subjectivity of the religious 'V'.  Not that I wish to imply that history automatically proceeds from the science 'T' to the religious 'V' via the economic 'V' and the political 'T', since that would suggest a concession to objectivity which might lead one to suppose that the inner objectivity of politics automatically led to the inner subjectivity of religion, when, in point of fact, politics and religion are as far apart, or incommensurate, as the lunar and the stellar/superstellar.  No, if the superstellar is to be reached, it can only be from the economic 'V', albeit of a subjectivity transmuted from the outer level to the inner level in accordance with the elemental requirements of Social Transcendentalism, an ideology which will utilize the political at its most earthly level in order to further the religious at its most heavenly level, appealing, specifically, to those whose politics are republican to vote out the mundane in order that the divine may truly come to pass, and things accordingly proceed, in both 'T' and 'V' contexts, from the atomic to the electronic, the world to Heaven, with protons, neutrons and atoms subordinated, ever after, to electrons.  Such, my readers, is the nature of salvation!

 

126. The chief distinction between authoritarianism and totalitarianism is that whereas the former appertains to an individual, whether monarchic or military, the latter appertains to a party, whether communist or fascist.  Authoritarianism is therefore a political persuasion of the autocratic alpha, whereas totalitarianism, by contrast, is of the theocratic omega, particularly in its fascist guise.  A military dictatorship is authoritarian rather than totalitarian, and this would be the case even when it wears an ideological mask, suggestive of the totalitarian.

 

127. The distinction between Communism and Fascism is not, as I was formerly wont to think, of the Devil and God, alpha and omega, but, rather, of the world and God beyond a lunar or purgatorial materialism.  Hence Communism, despite its traditional red flag and yellow star, is less genuinely autocratic (and authoritarian) than pro-democratic on a totalitarian basis, an ideology of the working class (who are the class, par excellence, of the world ... as opposed to either the solar or lunar upper-class and middle-class allegiances above).  If Communist vanguardism succeeds, then a socialist democracy will eventually come to pass in a People's Republic, and 'the meek', meaning the People, will accordingly have inherited the earth.  Thus for all its apparent authoritarianism, Communism remains an ideology of the world, with the liberation of the worldly class, viz. the proletariat, from solar and/or lunar (though especially the latter) oppression ... its principal objective.  One might therefore argue that the philosophical distinction between Marx and Nietzsche, which parallels the above-mentioned political division, is precisely one of the world and Heaven, and that although the triumph of the world (and hence 'the meek') is a precondition of the achievement, thereafter, of Heaven, there are countries which are more historically predisposed to Heaven than to the world and which will accordingly favour a fascist rather than a communist bias in their pursuit of post-lunar freedom.  Such a country, I believe, is Eire, which, having gained its freedom from British solar/lunar oppression, can now move towards a divine, and hence fascistic, solution to its outstanding problems, seeking superstellar deliverance from soft-line republican worldliness.  Yet the actual freedom struggle against the British was conducted more from a hard-line republican basis in which Marxist criteria were arguably uppermost, and rightly so ... given the nature of the situation in which the Irish people then found themselves.  It is to their moral credit, however, that, with the solar/lunar oppressor removed, the Irish people subsequently abandoned hard-line republican and Marxist ambitions in deference to their religious traditions, thereby gravitating to a soft-line republicanism from which it should be possible to achieve, in due messianic course, a superstellar salvation from the world in the truly divine ideological framework of a superfascist liberation.  Verily, if history is to be vindicated, the true Irish people will embrace Social Transcendentalism and thus abandon the world for God.  And God, in the true guise of the Holy Spirit, is antithetical to the Devil, and thus not to Communism but to authoritarianism, whether monarchic or military.  God it is who will finally 'see off' the Devil.

 

128. Sense in which most surnames based on colour would seem to embrace alpha/omega polarities on any given spectrum.  Hence, starting from the ground up, the Brown/Green dichotomy of the realistic, or worldly, spectrum; the Black/White dichotomy of the materialistic, or purgatorial, spectrum; the Re(i)d (or Reed or Read)/Blue dichotomy of the naturalistic, or diabolic, spectrum; and the Gold/Silver dichotomy of the idealistic, or divine, spectrum.  Hence earth, water, fire, and air spectra of colour antitheses with, arguably, objective/subjective implications respectively, as between particles and wavicles, outer and inner, collective and individual.  Brown and Green would appear to be an antithesis of the Antimother/Mother; Black and White an antithesis of the Antison/Son; Re(i)d and Blue an antithesis of the Antifather/Father; and Gold and Silver an antithesis of the Antispirit/Holy Spirit.  Hence while Green is the colour of the Mother, and therefore Catholicism, Silver is the colour of the Holy Spirit, and thus Transcendentalism.  The ideal colour combination for the 'New Earth' and the 'New Heaven' which Social Transcendentalism intends to establish ... would therefore be Green on a Silver ground, the Y-like emblem of the social, or saved people, on the silver ground of Transcendentalism, symbolic of the Holy Spirit.  Clearly, neither the orange nor white parts of the Irish tricolour have any applicability to such an emblem, which is a combination of the atomic and the free-electron.

 

129. If ritual is the alpha of religion and devotion the omega, then art and ethics slot in between, like so:-

 

RELIGION(air/electrons)

 

RITUAL               ETHICS              DEVOTION

(The Father)           (The Son)       (The Holy Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

AESTHETICS

(The Mother)

       

If physics is the alpha of science and chemistry the omega, then biology and technology slot in between, like so:-

 

SCIENCE(fire/protons)

 

PHYSICS            TECHNOLOGY            CHEMISTRY

(The Antifather)     (The Antison)       (The Antispirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

BIOLOGY

(The Antimother)

 

If authoritarianism is the alpha of politics and totalitarianism the omega, then republicanism and liberalism slot in between, like so:-

 

POLITICS(water/neutrons)

 

AUTHORITARIANISM     LIBERALISM        TOTALITARIANISM

(The Inner Antifather)  (The Inner Antison)  (The Inner Antispirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

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*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

REPUBLICANISM

(The Inner Antimother)

 

If feudalism is the alpha of economics and corporatism the omega, then socialism and capitalism slot in between, like so:-

 

ECONOMICS(earth/atoms)

 

FEUDALISM            CAPITALISM           CORPORATISM

(The Inner Father)     (The Inner Son)      (The Inner Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

SOCIALISM

(The Outer Mother)

 

Combining all the alpha positions in one diagram, we shall find:-

 

AUTOCRATIC/ARISTOCRATIC

 

PHYSICS          AUTHORITARIANISM          RITUAL

(The Antifather) (The Inner Antifather)   (The Father)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

FEUDALISM

(The Outer Father)

 

Combining all the worldly positions in one diagram, we shall find:-

 

BUREAUCRATIC/TECHNOCRATIC

 

BIOLOGY           REPUBLICANISM        AESTHETICS

(The Antimother) (The Inner Antimother) (The Mother)

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

SOCIALISM

(The Outer Mother)

 

Combining all the purgatorial positions in one diagram, we shall find:-

 

DEMOCRATIC/PLUTOCRATIC

 

TECHNOLOGY        LIBERALISM              ETHICS

(The Antison)   (The Inner Antison)      (The Son)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

*               |               *

*              |              *

*             |             *

*            |            *

*           |           *

*          |          *

*         |         *

*        |        *

*       |       *

*      |      *

*     |     *

*    |    *

*   |   *

*  |  *

* | *

*|*

*

CAPITALISM

(The Outer Son)

 

Combining all the omega positions in one diagram, we shall find:-

 

THEOCRATIC/MERITOCRATIC

 

CHEMISTRY         TOTALITARIANISM           DEVOTION

(The Antispirit)  (The Inner Antispirit)   (The Holy Spirit)

*                  |                  *

*                 |                 *

*                |                *

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Thus one can take it as axiomatic that in an autocratic/aristocratic age, physics, feudalism, authoritarianism, and ritual will be the scientific, economic, political, and religious norms respectively, with broadly proton implications, whereas in a bureaucratic/technocratic age those same norms will be biology, socialism, republicanism, and aesthetics, with broadly atomic implications.  Similarly, in a democratic/plutocratic age, technology, capitalism, liberalism, and ethics will be the scientific, economic, political, and religious norms respectively, with broadly neutron implications, whereas in a theocratic/meritocratic age those same norms will be chemistry, corporatism, totalitarianism, and devotion, with broadly electron implications.  The 'Kingdom of Heaven' can only be established on the basis of the latter quadruplicity, and it is my hope that Ireland will be among the countries which take a lead in developing a social theocratic (Social Transcendentalist) society to replace the, by and large, bureaucratic society of its worldly traditions, and at the expense, more fittingly, of the democratic society to which it pays lip service, compliments of historical necessity and the purgatorial legacy of British imperialism.

 

130. If nationalism and internationalism are antithetical, then so are supernationalism and supra-nationalism, if rather more in terms of an (horizontal) alpha/omega axis than of a (vertical) worldly/purgatorial one.  For while nationalism is of the lunar purgatory and internationalism of the planar world, supernationalism is of the solar alpha (hell) and supra-nationalism of the stellar omega (heaven).  Hence while nationalism is bourgeois and internationalism proletarian, supernationalism is upper class and supra-nationalism classless.  Nationalism is therefore a democratic/plutocratic norm, whereas internationalism is bureaucratic/technocratic.  Supernationalism is therefore an aristocratic/autocratic norm, whereas supra-nationalism is theocratic/meritocratic.  Nationalism accords with neutrons and internationalism with atoms.  Supernationalism accords with protons and supra-nationalism with electrons.

 

131i.  Politically, nationalism is liberal and internationalism republican, while supernationalism is authoritarian and supra-nationalism totalitarian.

    ii.  Religiously, nationalism is ethical and internationalism aesthetic, while supernationalism is ritualistic and supra-nationalism cultural.

    iii. Scientifically, nationalism is technological and internationalism biological (or sociological), while supernationalism is physical and supra-nationalism chemical.

    iv.  Economically, nationalism is capitalist and internationalism socialist, while supernationalism is feudal and supra-nationalism corporate.

 

132. Whereas nationalism and internationalism are phenomenal, the former existentially and the latter with regard to sentience, supernationalism and supra-nationalism are noumenal, the former with regard to doing and the latter beingfully.  Materialism and realism flanked by naturalism on the one side and idealism on the other - alpha and omega either side of a phenomenal dichotomy between the purgatorial and the worldly.

 

133. 'Good' and 'bad' are terms which can only be applied to the realistic and the materialistic in regard to a phenomenal evaluation, with sentient and existential distinctions, whereas they have to be applied to the naturalistic and the idealistic in regard to a noumenal evaluation, i.e. as diabolic or divine, goodness or evil.  We cannot say of a clock, for instance, that it is diabolic or divine, since evil and goodness are not applicable to the existential, but only that it works well or badly, is functional (and therefore 'good') or malfunctional (and therefore 'bad').  Likewise, we cannot say of an animal that it is diabolic or divine, since evil and goodness are no more applicable to the sentient than to the existential, but only that it is well or ill, is healthy (and therefore 'good') or sick (and therefore 'bad').  Moral judgements are therefore irrelevant to the, by and large, amoral realms of materialism and realism, as appertaining to inner and outer phenomenality.  They are solely relevant to the realms of naturalism and idealism, as appertaining to outer and inner noumenality.  Now for anyone who is centred in inner noumenality, then outer noumenality must appear immoral, and hence evil.  God alone is good in moral terms, in contrast to which the Devil is noumenally evil (immoral).  Hence, judged from a divine standpoint, anything that pertains to the outer noumenal is diabolical or morally evil, and accordingly damnable if not already damned.  The solar is diabolic, or noumenally evil (immoral), from a stellar point-of-view, since the solar corresponds to the outer noumenal and the stellar to the inner noumenal, in consequence of which the solar exists in a fallen state vis--vis the stellar from which it originally fell.  Yet if this is true of the solar and stellar, how much truer is it of the superstellar vis--vis not only the solar but, more particularly, the supersolar, or artificial alpha of humanistic modernity.  A monarch may be evil to a pope, who is closer to the stellar than to the solar, but a president will be no less evil to a guru, or spiritual leader in the more evolved context of new-brain modernity, since the president is a kind of artificial alpha, or supersolar equivalence, vis--vis those who aspire to leading the People towards spiritual fulfilment in electron-wavicle, or superstellar, salvation.  The president is to artificial modernity what the monarch was to naturalistic antiquity, and in both cases one has a correspondence, albeit on very different terms, to outer noumenality.  Nationalism may be existentially good or bad and internationalism ill or well, but supernationalism, the ideological core of hard-line outer noumenality, is morally evil from a supra-national (global) point of view, the viewpoint of inner noumenality, and hence divine goodness.  The superleader, equivalent to, though more evolved than, any pope, may not be for nationalism or internationalism (given his supra-national bias), but he can only be against supernationalism and the diabolical imposition by a strong people of an ideological straitjacket upon surrounding weaker peoples.  For such a straitjacket can only be authoritarian, and where the authoritarian exists there can be no prospect of the totalitarian, and hence the liberation of the People from both nationalism (parliamentarianism) and internationalism (republicanism) in the interests of supra-national freedom.  If the outer noumenal is anterior to phenomenal good and bad (in both sentient and existential contexts), then the inner noumenal is posterior to it, and whereas the former is morally evil, the latter alone is morally good, a goodness which is truly 'beyond good and evil'.

 

134. Earrings as noumenally centrifugal, and therefore alpha; badges as noumenally centripetal, and therefore omega.  In between, the phenomenally centrifugal nature of rings as worldly, and the phenomenally centripetal nature of pendants as purgatorial, which is to say lunar.  Hence one could argue that earrings are autocratic, badges theocratic, rings bureaucratic, and pendants democratic.  Or, alternatively, that earrings are aristocratic, badges meritocratic, rings technocratic, and pendants plutocratic - a difference, I would contend, between those that are particle-suggesting and those, by contrast, which are wavicle-suggesting.  Yet if all earrings are noumenally centrifugal and all badges noumenally centripetal, then earrings are scientific and badges religious, which is to say affiliated to proton and electron extremes.  Similarly, if all rings are phenomenally centrifugal and all pendants phenomenally centripetal, then rings are economic and pendants political, which is to say, affiliated to atomic and neutron extremes.  Hence we can no more speak of some earrings as religious, than of some badges as scientific.  All earrings are objective and all badges subjective, even if in different ways and to different extents.  Therefore there will be earrings of the Antifather, the Antimother, the Antison, and the Antispirit, as opposed to badges of the Father, the Mother, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Likewise we can no more speak of some rings as political, than of some pendants as economic.  All rings are subjectively objective and all pendants objectively subjective, even if in different ways and to different extents.  Therefore there will be rings of the Outer Father, the Outer Mother, the Outer Son, and the Outer Spirit, as opposed to pendants of the Inner Antifather, the Inner Antimother, the Inner Antison, and the Inner Antispirit.  Doubtless we are dealing with naturalistic, realistic, materialistic, and idealistic distinctions in each case, though, whatever the distinction, it would appear that earrings are solar, rings planar (planetary), pendants lunar, and badges stellar, with upper-class, lower-class, middle-class, and classless implications respectively.  The wearing of earrings normally excludes the wearing of a badge, and vice versa.  The wearing of a ring usually excludes the wearing of a pendant, and vice versa, though this is not invariably the case, since the phenomenal is inherently relative, and relativities have a way of co-existing in amoral phenomenality.  Only the alpha and omega extremes of the noumenal are exclusive by dint of their absolutist constitutions.

 

135. To distinguish between pop, rock, classical, and jazz on the basis of a solar, planar, lunar, and stellar quadruplicity paralleling the above-mentioned distinctions between earrings, rings, pendants, and badges.  For it seems to me that pop is solar on account of its predominantly vocal bias (in centrifugal naturalism), whereas jazz is stellar on account of its predominantly wind-biased nature (in centripetal idealism) - a distinction, broadly, between emotion and awareness, soul and spirit, the Devil and God.  Likewise it seems to me that rock is planar on account of its predominantly guitar-biased nature (in centrifugal realism), whereas classical is lunar on account of its predominating bias for keyboards (in centripetal materialism) - a distinction, broadly, between flesh and brain, will and intellect, the world and purgatory.  Hence whereas pop (which includes soul) and jazz form an alpha/omega antithesis, rock and classical form a worldly/purgatorial antithesis, as between objective and subjective modes of musical phenomenality rather than, as in the case of the former antithesis, objective and subjective modes of musical noumenality.  Therefore it could be said that, despite its popular essence, pop is fundamentally upper class, and hence authoritarian, in contrast to the classless, and hence totalitarian, essence of jazz.  Whereas, in between, would come rock as lower-class music and classical as middle-class music, the former somewhat republican in character and the latter parliamentary, as befitting feminine and masculine poles.  Thus if pop is authoritarian, it is proton orientated; if jazz is totalitarian, it is electron orientated; if rock is republican, it is atom orientated; and if classical is liberal, it is neutron orientated.  Though this is only to categorize each of the aforementioned kinds of music according to political criteria which, while applicable to politically-motivated forms of whatever kind of music, would not do justice to those forms of it that had been motivated by scientific, economic, or religious criteria, and could only be described accordingly.  Hence while some pop is authoritarian (solo singing), there are other forms of pop which are physical (dance), or communal (group orientated) or ritualistic (theatrical), as the case may be.  Now what applies to pop applies no less to jazz, rock, and classical, which also come in a variety of forms and guises.  Yet, whatever its bias, pop will be predominantly objective, and hence scientific, whereas jazz will be predominantly subjective, and hence religious.  Likewise rock will be predominantly subjectively objective, and hence economic, whereas classical will be predominantly objectively subjective, and hence political.  Put in terms of our earring, ring, pendant, and badge quadruplicity, one could say that whereas physical pop will be unequivocally earring-like in character, communal pop is of a ring-like earring, authoritarian pop of a pendant-like earring, and ritualistic pop of a badge-like earring, with (relatively) naturalistic, realistic, materialistic, and idealistic distinctions respectively, distinctions no less applicable, in their various contexts, to the other kinds of music.  Hence pop can no more depart the earring, or alpha centrifugal, than jazz depart the badge, or omega centripetal.  While rock can no more depart the ring, or worldly centrifugal, than classical depart the pendant, or purgatorial centripetal.  At its best, or most omega orientated, pop can become quasi-ritualistic in terms of a correspondence to a badge-like earring, but it cannot become genuinely ritualistic, like the least form of jazz, i.e. vocal jazz, since the ritualistic appertains to the alpha of the religious quadruplicity, and jazz is the music of religion, just as pop is the music of science, rock the music of economics, and classical the music of politics.  Genuine ritual corresponds to an earring-like badge, not to a badge-like earring.

 

136. Pop can usually be distinguished from rock on the basis of a vocals-only, or stand-alone, singer, whether this singer be solo (and authoritarian) or part of a group (and communal) or both to greater (dance) or lesser (ritualistic) extents.  The pop singer does not also play a guitar or a piano, for he is not, like a rock singer, of the planar world but of the solar alpha, and consequently he stands alone and above an instrumental commitment.

 

137. The bourgeoisie always contrive to intellectualize music, and consequently they rely on printed and/or computerized scores to enable them to perform in an objectively subjective manner, with due regard to the inner conceptual.  They may despise the rock musician, with his bodily approach to music, but they are fearful of the pop musician, with his soulful approach to music, and envious of the jazz musician, whose spiritual approach to music, based on spontaneous improvisation, transcends the intellect to the degree that the stellar transcends the lunar, or air transcends water.  Even the most intellectual of jazz musicians, who are generally keyboardists, transcend the intellect to a degree which makes even the most spiritual of classical musicians, the wind concertoist, seem comparatively intellectual.

 

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with broadly naturalistic, realistic, materialistic, and idealistic distinctions respectively, which parallel, so I shall argue, earrings, rings, pendants, and badges (as already discussed), as well as our more familiar proton, atom, neutron, and electron divisions ... with effect to fire, earth, water, and air or, in theological parlance, hell, world, purgatory, and heaven.  Hence while soul is the essence of pop (including 'black pop', or soul), spirit is the essence of jazz (including 'white jazz', or blues).  And while will is the essence of rock (including 'black rock', or rap), intellect is the essence of classical (including 'black classical', or big band trad).  No more than pop can depart soul without ceasing to be pop ... can jazz depart spirit and remain jazz.  Now what applies to pop and jazz, to the Devil and God, applies no less to rock and classical, to the world and purgatory, so that rock can no more depart will and remain rock than classical depart intellect without ceasing to be itself.

 

139. Rock classical is the classical of a liberal republic; classic rock the rock of a social republic.  A parallel, one might argue, to 'classics' in paperback and original popular paperbacks.  Or, more contemporaneously, to 'classics' on tape and to classic rock tapes.

 

140. In terms of Marxian class-war, pop and classical are the upper-class and middle-class enemies of the rock-biased working class, and therefore the hard-line Marxist will desire nothing less than the salvation of rock, or working-class music, from pop and classical, solar and lunar, oppression, viz. subversive influence.  Yet if the Marxian Communist desires the salvation of the world from both hellish and purgatorial oppression, the Nietzschean Fascist (the genuine and not bogus, or authoritarian, 'Fascist') desires nothing less than the salvation of the world, viz. the rock-biased working class, from itself, in order that it may embrace the 'Kingdom of Heaven' and thus achieve a true salvation in jazz; the ultimate kind of music in the ultimate kind of society.  It is not the Marxian 'free from' but the Nietzschean 'free for' which is the ultimate question, and this can only be answered in terms of a superstellar binding of the saved People to God, and hence to spiritual self-realization in the classless society of an omega-oriented paradise.

 

141. To distinguish the genuine Fascism of a Mussolini or a Primo de Rivera from the false Fascism of a military dictator like Franco or the Hitlerite sell-out of the Nazi Party to the military.  True Fascism can only be party totalitarian, unlike the bogus Fascism of military dictators, who function as authoritarian individuals in the service of the Devil, viz. the development of superstate imperialism.  The Nazi Party, which was never genuinely fascist in the first place (since Catholicism was of negligible significance to it), lost what pretences it may have had to being fascist on the day when Hitler did a deal with the Junker-dominated military and effectively sold it out for authoritarian gain, becoming, thereafter, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.  Hence from being a sort of totalitarian God, Hitler ultimately became an authoritarian Devil, and the Nazi Party went steadily downhill, losing whatever moral authority it may once have possessed.  Mussolini remained (just) a totalitarian God, but he fell increasingly under the Devil's influence and was unable to prevent his political damnation.  Authoritarianism must always perish, but genuine totalitarianism has yet to live!

 

142. The fact that the American president, whether Democratic or Republican, is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces ... is what prevents America from being a genuine democracy and, instead, makes it an elected dictatorship, an authoritarian dictatorship in which the President effectively becomes the Devil personified and America remains the world's most powerful Superstate, the 'Great Satan' as I believe the Ayatollah Khomeini metaphorically called it.  Such a diabolical country will not hesitate to prop-up or establish, by military force if necessary, authoritarian regimes wherever it can ... ostensibly in defence of freedom but, in reality, to safeguard its own power and keep America free of God.  For God can only do business where the world has triumphed (and the meek have accordingly inherited the earth).  Where it has not triumphed, the Devil still holds sway, whether directly, as in the case of authoritarian regimes, or indirectly, through bourgeois democracy.  Either way, the world is under the cosh and in no position to be saved.

 

143. I am always on the side of the world against lunar or solar oppression, the oppression of the People by bourgeoisie and/or aristocracy.  Thus I am always on the side of Marxism, Socialism, Communism (call it by what name you like) against Liberalism, Capitalism, Imperialism, and Authoritarianism.  But the People's struggle against the bourgeoisie is not and cannot be regarded as an end-in-itself.  Where the People are free of lunar and/or solar oppression, they will exist in a People's Republic, which is not the ultimate form of totalitarianism, since republicanism falls short of true totalitarianism to the extent that the world falls short of Heaven, or worldly people of God (the Holy Spirit).  Only when the Social Transcendentalist Centre is democratically established at the expense of socialist republicanism ... will the People be saved from the world, saved from their own worldly sins - judicial and economic no less than political - for the privilege of religious sovereignty and the right, thereby, to spiritual self-realization.  Such a true totalitarianism, as signified by Social Transcendentalism, is obviously fascistic (and religious) rather than communistic (and economic), and it will lead to the Nietzschean Millennium ... of post-human life forms, viz. supermen and/or superbeings and supra-beings, who will carry on the spiritual journey from where man, in his humanistic imperfection and limitation, leaves off.  The Millennium as envisaged, communistically, from the Marxian perspective of bogus, or worldly, totalitarianism is necessarily humanistic, and therefore falls woefully short of a divine insight into the need for and justification of post-humanist criteria.  Only the true totalitarianism of a Social Transcendentalist Centre will provide the criteria necessary for an advance towards a true, or post-human, Millennium ... in which man is accordingly 'overcome' and Heaven becomes a reality.  But such totalitarianism will be as far removed from the bogus Fascism of authoritarian regimes as from the bogus totalitarianism of republican regimes - indeed, even farther removed from it, insofar as authoritarianism and totalitarianism are nothing less than the alpha and omega of politics, supernationalism and supra-nationalism, with effective diabolic and divine connotations accordingly.  No greater ideological distance could be imagined!  Now if the world is closer to Heaven than to Hell, then its lunar oppressor is closer to Hell than to Heaven - indeed, may even take an authoritarian form, as in the case of the American presidency, with its overly militaristic powers and military standing as Commander-in-Chief.  Hence the slide of liberalism towards authoritarianism is balanced or countered only by the advance of republicanism towards totalitarianism, as liberalism and republicanism are wrenched asunder by opposing forces, the forces of the Devil on the one side and of God on the other, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, in what has to be regarded as an ultimate conflict for control of this planet.  If the Devil wins, then Hell is the ideological result.  But if God wins, then Heaven will be the prize and such a prize is beyond price!  At present, the globe still revolves on a liberal/republican axis, even when liberalism veers towards authoritarianism and republicanism veers towards totalitarianism; for purgatory and the world are the North and South poles of contemporary civilization.  But, one day, I am convinced that this will not be the case and that, due to a cataclysmic upheaval the likes of which it has never before witnessed, the globe will change to an authoritarian/totalitarian axis in which, politically speaking, the Devil and God will struggle for control of the planet and, if divine justice be done, God will vanquish the Devil, and hence authoritarianism, for all time, thereby saving the People (who, after all, are closer to God) from the Devil's clutches ... in order that they may enter the 'Kingdom of Heaven' and be religiously sovereign through all eternity, joining those of their kind who had already made it through to Eternity and were One with God in His crusade against the Devil.

 

144. The materialist's heaven of computerized (VDU text) inner light; the naturalist's heaven of chemical (narcotic) inner light; the idealist's heaven of spiritual (meditative) inner light.  Lunar, solar, and stellar forms of Heaven, with the stellar or spiritual heaven alone commensurate with true divinity and thus ultimate salvation.  For the materialistic heaven of mechanical inner light is really lunar (and hence middle class); the naturalistic heaven of chemical inner light is really solar (and hence upper class); while the idealistic heaven of spiritual inner light is really stellar (and hence classless).  Contrasted to which, one could speak, if rather paradoxically, of the realistic heaven of sexual (orgasmic) inner light being planar (and hence working class), but such a heaven would be at a bodily remove from definitive heaven and no more than a worldly approach to transcendence.  And yet, even the bodily is closer, in a manner of speaking, to the spiritual than are the mechanical and chemical ... to the extent that the world is closer to God than to either purgatory or Hell.  One might say that whereas the realistic heaven of the fleshy inner light is republican, the idealistic heaven of the spiritual inner light is totalitarian.  In contrast to which, it would seem that whereas the materialistic heaven of the computerized inner light is liberal, the naturalistic heaven of the chemical inner light is authoritarian.  Hence no less than the republican is closer to the totalitarian, so the fleshy inner light is closer to the spiritual inner light.  And no less than the liberal is closer to the authoritarian, so the mechanical inner light is closer to the chemical inner light.  In fact, it should be apparent that where the republican is triumphant the fleshy inner light will prevail, whereas the triumph of totalitarianism at the expense of republicanism will entail the ascendancy of the spiritual inner light, as relative to religious sovereignty.  Conversely, it should be no less apparent that where the liberal is triumphant the material inner light (of computers, etc.) will prevail, whereas the triumph of authoritarianism at the expense of liberalism will entail the ascendancy of the chemical inner light (of hard drugs), as relative to the Devil.  Therefore no less than the orgasmic inner light of sex and the mechanical inner light of computers constitute competing poles of a republican/liberal axis, so the chemical inner light of hard drugs and the spiritual inner light of meditation constitute competing poles of an authoritarian/totalitarian axis, with, in the former case, worldly/purgatorial implications, and, in the latter case, diabolic/divine ones.  Clearly if God is to triumph over the Devil, then the spiritual inner light must get the better of the chemical inner light.  But before this can happen, God must first triumph over the world and thus save the People from the orgasmic inner light of their worldly sin.  For the flesh is just as much an obstacle to the spirit as republicanism to totalitarianism, and therefore it must be transcended if the true heaven of spiritual inner light is to come properly (and officially) to pass ... on the basis of religious sovereignty in the People.  Only from the standpoint of this spiritual inner light will it be possible to defeat the chemical inner light of the Devil; only from a totalitarian standpoint can the authoritarian dragon finally be laid to rest.

 

145. Was Aldous Huxley, with his predilection for the chemical inner light (of LSD and mescaline) a devil's advocate?  Yes, manifestly he was, and one can infer an authoritarian bias from his chemical predilections ... in contrast, I would argue, to the rather more republican bias of the carnal D.H. Lawrence, whose predilection for orgasmic inner light needs no amplification here!  Hence an upper-class/working-class distinction that puts Huxley in a somewhat unfavourable light from God's standpoint.

 

146. The element of the scientific (objective) person is fire; the element of the political (objectively subjective) person is water; the element of the economic (subjectively objective) person is earth; and the element of the religious (subjective) person is air.  Hence from Hell to Heaven via purgatory and the world, since science is of the Devil no less than religion of God, while politics is masculine and economics feminine, with male and female correlations accordingly.

 

147i.  Just as physics is the naturalism of science and chemistry its idealism, so technology is the materialism of science and biology its realism.  Hence the solar which is truly solar and the solar which is quasi-stellar, as against the solar which is quasi-lunar and the solar which is quasi-planar. (Read: one type of earring or another).

    ii.  Just as authoritarianism is the naturalism of politics and totalitarianism its idealism, so liberalism is the materialism of politics and republicanism its realism.  Hence the lunar which is quasi-solar and the lunar which is quasi-stellar, as against the lunar which is truly lunar and the lunar which is quasi-planar. (Read: one type of pendant or another.)

    iii. Just as feudalism is the naturalism of economics and corporatism its idealism, so capitalism is the materialism of economics and socialism its realism.  Hence the planar which is quasi-solar and the planar which is quasi-stellar, as against the planar which is quasi-lunar and the planar which is truly planar. (Read: one type of ring or another.)

    iv.  Just as ritual is the naturalism of religion and devotion its idealism, so ethics is the materialism of religion and aesthetics its realism.  Hence the stellar which is quasi-solar and the stellar which is truly stellar, as against the stellar which is quasi-lunar and the stellar which is quasi-planar. (Read: one type of badge or another).

 

148. To distinguish the alpha of wind instruments from the omega of wind instruments, with all due antithetical gradations in between, on the following basis: harmonicas as opposed to clarinets on the alpha/omega poles of a centrifugal/centripetal dichotomy.  Then: flutes and saxophones as antithetical within the confines of a relatively centrifugal/centripetal dichotomy.  After which, trombones and trumpets as antithetical within the confines of a more centrist centrifugal/centripetal dichotomy.  Finally, French horns and English horns as antithetical within the centrist confines of a centrifugal/centripetal dichotomy.  Hence from harmonicas at one end of the wind spectrum to clarinets at the other end via flutes/saxes, trombones/trumpets, and French horns/English horns.  Since wind instruments, corresponding to air, are the most religious of all instruments, it follows that those at the alpha pole will approximate to fundamentalism and those at the omega pole to transcendentalism, with all due gradations coming in-between.  For fundamentalism and transcendentalism are to religion what, for example, authoritarianism and totalitarianism are to politics - the alpha and omega poles of an elemental spectrum (in this case electron), and where fundamentalism is ritualistic, transcendentalism, by contrast, is devotional, as befitting a particle/wavicle, collectivistic/individualistic distinction.  Hence, in music, all the difference between blues and jazz, woe and joy, the subjective beset by external (objective) distractions and the subjective joyfully wrapped-up in self-contemplation.

 

149. In literature, fiction is a sort of intellectual extrapolation from the world, a lunar perspective on life which contrasts with the worldly perspective of drama much the way that Protestant Christianity contrasts with Catholic Christianity, or Christ with the Blessed Virgin, or the middle class with the working class, or liberalism with republicanism, or capitalism with socialism, or water with earth, or neutrons with atoms, or ... man with woman and intellect with will.  For, in truth, the world is rather more will (contrary to Schopenhauer) than will and idea, and in drama the world finds its will no less than, in novelistic fiction, the Antiworld (of purgatory) finds its intellect, and accordingly interprets the world from the lunar elevation, as it were, of the idea.  Hence where drama is concrete and subjectively objective, fiction is abstract and objectively subjective, in contrast to the objectivity of philosophy (which is quasi-scientific) and the subjectivity of poetry (which is quasi-religious), the alpha and omega (relatively speaking) of literature, which, of all the arts, is the branch most correlative of the intellect, and hence purgatory.  In fact, one could argue that, unlike music (which stands closer to science) and art (which stands closer to religion), literature is closest to politics and thus stands above architecture as the art closest of all to economics, and hence the world.  Regarded thus, literature would be the most political branch of the arts, and whilst it is safe to assume a liberal/republican dichotomy between fiction and drama, it is by no means unsafe to assume an authoritarian/totalitarian distinction between philosophy and poetry, conceiving of the former distinction in a relatively middle-class/working-class light, and the latter distinction in a relatively upper-class/classless light (although it has to be remembered that literature, being of the intellect, is essentially middle class and therefore only quasi-upper class, quasi-working class, or quasi-classless, depending on the genre in question, i.e. philosophy, drama, or poetry.)

 

150. If literature, being intellectual, is the branch of the arts that most approximates to a middle-class, and therefore political, equation, then architecture, being wilful, is the branch most approximating to a lower-class, and therefore economic, equation, with sculpture coming in-between as a kind of cross or compromise between intellectual and wilful, masculine and feminine alternatives, much as though it were equivalent to a bourgeois republic in between a parliamentary democracy (bourgeois) and a social democracy (proletarian), or, alternatively, to heterosexuality in between homosexual  and lesbian extremes, as appertaining to the lunar and the planar respectively.  Hence, unlike literature (which is essentially masculine) and equally unlike architecture (which is essentially feminine), sculpture is androgynous and thus a marriage of idea and will, of middle- and lower-class elements.  However, if sculpture is neither fish nor fowl (this metaphor being particularly appropriate to a water/earth correlation), then music, being emotional, is the branch of the arts that most approximates to an upper-class, and therefore scientific, equation, whereas art-proper, being spiritual, is the branch that most approximates to a classless, and therefore religious, equation.  If literature and architecture are vertically antithetical, as between purgatory and the world, then music and art are horizontally antithetical, as between Hell (alpha) and Heaven (omega).  Literature may be masculine and architecture feminine, but music is diabolic and art divine, as befitting noumenal extremes which flank the phenomenal in both its lunar and planar manifestations, and flank it, therefore, in solar and stellar terms, protons and electrons either side, so to speak, of the neutron/atomic dichotomy between literature and architecture.

 

151. In major athletics competitions, for example the Olympics, Gold is equivalent to upper class (or solar), Silver to middle class (or lunar), and Bronze to lower class (or planar), with non-medal positions being equivalent to classless (stellar) and therefore not subject to classifiable commendation.  To compete and win in the Olympics, one must be the sort of untransvaluated person who takes the solar-lunar-planar establishment for granted and is therefore classifiable as a Western insider, i.e. one with no stellar or, more particularly in this day and age, superstellar resolve or allegiance.  Thus the Olympics, and by implication athletics competitions generally, are for people of a non-religious, and hence fundamentally heathen, disposition.

 

152. Cricket is a morally unacceptable game from a divine, or superstellar, standpoint, since it signifies an attack by the Diabolic on the Divine, with intermediate collusion by the world.  In other words, the bowler must attack the stumps and prevent the batsman, whose correspondence is effectively purgatorial, from scoring runs at his expense, aided and abetted by the field, who correspond to the world.  Hence a solar attack upon the superstellar, which is defended by the lunar, or batsman-proper.  Put metaphysically, one could argue that the stumps correspond to an electron equivalence, the batsman to a neutron equivalence, and the bowler and field to proton and atomic equivalents respectively, thereby confirming a sort of 'cunt/prick' dichotomy which assumes a 'super', or absolute, standing at bowler (particle centrifugal) and stumps (wavicle centripetal) extremes.  Only a people who have no respect for God, or the superstellar, would cold-bloodedly condone and indulge in a sport which makes an attack on the divine equivalence its very raison d'tre, the bowler being congratulated every time he sends the bails (and sometimes even the stumps!) flying.  This is not an Irish game, nor could it ever be!

 

153. From a moral standpoint, amateur sport is preferable to professional sport because it indicates that the competitive participants only take part on a part-time and largely informal basis, as opposed to a full-time and intensely formal one.  It may be that human nature demands that certain competitive dues have to be paid to the Devil, but there is all the difference in the world between being a man who pays such dues on a part-time basis and actually being a devil oneself and competing on a professional basis - all the difference, one could argue, between civilization and barbarism, or human beings and infernal doings.

 

154. If God's will is done and the superstellar Beyond becomes a reality, then the existing (solar-lunar-planar) world-order will have to be overcome; for it will not change itself but, as in professional sport, can only continue to persist immorally world-without-end, pitting competitor against competitor in a vicious circle of mutual destruction.  The sinful must be judged by their sins and sentenced accordingly, if needs be to eternal damnation.

 

155. Because the British have little or no moral resolve or sense of the superstellar, they can do no better, if working class, than look forward to the possibility of going up the lunar limbo, as it were, and becoming middle class, presumably through starting-up or partnering a business.  Should that prove successful, there then remains the possibility of going into politics and getting elected to parliament.  Should their parliamentary career prove successful, there is then the possibility of being elevated to the peerage and accordingly moving from the House of Commons to the House of Lords where, in common with other peers, they qualify for upper-class status.  Thus it is possible, in Britain, to graduate from the planar status of working class to the solar status of upper class via the lunar status of middle class, as, in fact, a number of well-known politicians have done.  What it is not possible to do in Britain, however, is to graduate from the planar status of working class to the superstellar status of classless salvation (from the world) since, as already noted, the British have no real moral sense on account of their allegiance to the solar-lunar-planar order which typifies not only Britain but, sadly, the great majority of Western countries to greater or lesser extents.  Thus, in Britain, success is effectively measured in the class-bound terms of a rise from lower to higher social strata, rather than in regard to a classless rejection of the world and concomitant salvation in God (the Holy Spirit).  Those who do in fact reject the world are cynically dismissed as bums or tramps, even when they are not manifestly recognizable as people who tramp the streets all day.  For the great majority of Britons have no respect for, or understanding of, the Divine, and consequently they take a dim view of those who, like hippies, reject the established order, or those who, for whatever reason, have fallen foul of it, like down-and-outs.  In England, it is the fashion to 'kick a man when he is down', as though to force him back into line or punish him for having fallen out of it, whereas in Ireland the down-and-out is more likely to meet with the sort of compassion that only a people capable of true moral insight would be prepared to give, since, not being identifiable as either working class or middle class, he is effectively classless and thus closer to God than to the world.  In fact, he will be more significant and congenial to the godly than are the upright citizens of countries like England who, whether working class or middle class or even upper class, would be more disposed to spit upon him than to offer him alms.  The truly godly individual will perceive in the down-and-out a crude manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the world, and will strive to honour him accordingly.

 

156. To distinguish between the roll-neck sweater as divine alpha and the open-collar shirt with cravat as diabolic alpha, or autocratic as opposed to theocratic alpha.  Hence an 'outer' centripetal on the one hand, but an outer centrifugal on the other hand.  Contrasted to which, we may say that bow-ties are of the inner centrifugal, or a centrifugal of the world, while conventional collar-and-ties are of the purgatorial centripetal, an outer centripetal which stands in a masculine relationship to the feminine world.

 

157. Open societies are societies of the superstar/star rather than of the cross/supercross, since openness carries a centrifugal and outer connotation which contrasts with the inner and centripetal connotation, for example, of closed societies, whether lunar (Christic) or stellar (fundamentalist) and superstellar (transcendentalist).

 

158. Whereas the diabolic is noumenally objective (solar), and the masculine phenomenally objective (lunar), the feminine is phenomenally subjective (planar) and the divine noumenally subjective (stellar).  Hence life would seem to reflect a devolution from noumenal objectivity to phenomenal subjectivity (as from the Father to the Mother), and an evolution from phenomenal objectivity to noumenal subjectivity (as from the Son to the Holy Spirit).  For whereas the diabolic/masculine is objective, the feminine/divine is subjective.  Centrifugal and centripetal.  Strength/goodness and beauty/truth - strength, corresponding to the diabolic, being no less noumenally objective than truth, corresponding to the divine, is noumenally subjective; beauty, corresponding to the feminine, being no less phenomenally subjective than goodness, corresponding to the masculine, is phenomenally objective.  Whereas strength is immoral and truth moral, beauty and goodness are alike amoral, the amoral taking a phenomenal form in between the two noumenal extremes.  Thus from the positive immorality of the diabolic, and hence strength, to the positive amorality of the feminine, and hence beauty; but from the positive amorality of the masculine, and hence goodness, to the positive morality of the divine, and hence truth.  If there is a negative (outer) immorality and a negative (outer) morality in relation to both the diabolic and the divine, it can only be in the forms of a solar (weakness) precondition to supersolar diabolism on the one hand, that of the Antifather, and of a stellar (illusion) precondition to superstellar divinity on the other hand, that of the Antispirit.  Likewise, if there is a negative (outer) amorality in relation to both the feminine and the masculine, it can only be in the forms of a planar (ugly) precondition to superplanar femininity on the one hand, that of the Antimother, and of a lunar (evil) precondition to superlunar masculinity on the other hand, that of the Antison.

 

159. In the Beginning was the alpha Void (of electron particles), and the alpha Void was a superfeminine womb from which first Satan (proton particles) and then Man (neutron/atomic particles) fell, as Adam and Eve from 'the Garden'.  In the End will be the omega Heaven (of electron wavicles), and the omega Heaven will be a supermasculine tomb to which He will rise in the salvation of Man from the world (Resurrection).  Hence the Fall and the Resurrection are antithetical - the former from negative spirit and the latter to positive spirit, alpha and omega of an electron-particle Beginning and an electron-wavicle End which are completely antithetical and yet equally noumenal - the one apparent (outer noumenal subjectivity) and the other essential (inner noumenal subjectivity).

 

160. If the alpha is supernatural, then the omega is supra-natural or, more specifically, super-artificial.  For the supernatural and the super-artificial are no less antithetical than the natural and the artificial, viz. the world and purgatory, the Mother and Son.  Thus where the supernatural is solar and the natural planar (planetary), the artificial is lunar and the super-artificial stellar.  Now just as the essence of nature is soul, so the essence of artifice is spirit.  Hence where the supernatural and the super-artificial are concerned, we can speak of an antithesis between supersoul and superspirit, the former no less the essence of supernature than the latter is the essence of super-artifice.  Thus where, in the past, I have spoken of soul and will in connection with the solar alpha and the planar world, I am here speaking of supersoul and soul.  Similarly, where I have spoken of intellect and spirit in connection with the lunar purgatory and the stellar omega, I am now speaking of spirit and superspirit.  For the intellect is no less spiritual than the will soulful, and whereas the intellect is the spirit of artifice, the will is the soul of nature.  The soul of supernature, by contrast, is the supersoul, whereas the spirit of super-artifice is the superspirit.  Soul and spirit, corresponding to phenomenal subjectivity and to phenomenal objectivity, are thus flanked by supersoul and superspirit, corresponding to noumenal objectivity and to noumenal subjectivity, and where the soul is feminine and the spirit masculine, the supersoul is diabolic and the superspirit divine.  The noumenal objectivity of the supersoul contrasts, as outer light to inner light, with the noumenal subjectivity of the superspirit, while the phenomenal subjectivity of the soul contrasts, as outer darkness to inner darkness, with the phenomenal objectivity of the spirit.  Soul and spirit are ever in opposition as nature and artifice, just as supersoul and superspirit constitute an effective opposition between supernature and super-artifice, the Father and the Holy Spirit of a solar/stellar polarity which flanks the planar/lunar polarity of the Mother and the Son.  Now if soul, the essence of nature, is antithetical to spirit, the essence of artifice, then soul is of the star and spirit of the cross.  Similarly, if supersoul, the essence of supernature, is antithetical to superspirit, the essence of super-artifice, then supersoul is of the superstar and superspirit of the supercross.

 

161i.  If the cultivation of soul is cultural, then the pursuit of nature, the appearance of soul (the 'will' for Schopenhauer), is philistine, since culture and philistinism stand to soul and nature as inner and outer manifestations of the worldly (planar), and therefore have their metaphysical/physical parallels in the atomic-wavicle/atomic-particle distinction between the Blessed Mother and the Antimother, viz. Catholicism and Republicanism.

    ii.  Likewise if the cultivation of spirit is civilized, then the pursuit of artifice, the appearance of spirit (the 'intellect' or 'idea' for Schopenhauer), is barbarous, since civilization and barbarism stand to spirit and artifice as inner and outer manifestations of the purgatorial (lunar), and therefore have their metaphysical/physical parallels in the neutron-wavicle/neutron-particle distinction between the Son and the Antichrist, viz. Protestantism and Parliamentarianism (liberalism).

    iii. Similarly, if the cultivation of supersoul, the essence of supernature, is supercultured, then the pursuit of supernature, the appearance of supersoul, is superphilistine, since superculture and superphilistinism stand to supersoul and supernature as inner and outer manifestations of the alpha (solar), and therefore have their metaphysical/physical parallels in the proton-wavicle/proton-particle distinction between the Father and the Antifather, viz. Fundamentalism and Communism.

    iv.  Finally, if the cultivation of superspirit, the essence of super-artifice, is supercivilized, then the pursuit of super-artifice, the appearance of superspirit, is superbarbarous, since supercivilization and superbarbarism stand to superspirit and super-artifice as inner and outer manifestations of the omega (stellar), and therefore have their metaphysical/physical parallels in the electron-wavicle/electron-particle distinction between the Holy Spirit and the Antispirit, viz. Transcendentalism and Fascism.

 

162. From supersoul to soul, and from soul, via a spiritual detour, to supra-soul (superspirit), as from the Father to the Mother, and the Mother, via the Son, to the Holy Spirit.  It would be wrong to suppose that because the Mother and the Son are in polar positions (as between the world and purgatory) the Mother is Antichrist vis--vis Christ.  Clearly, this is nonsense, because to be 'anti' one must be in complementary opposition to a given metaphysical position, existing as a particle fall from wavicle blessedness.  The only Antichrist to Christ is the political, and therefore parliamentary, position of a neutron-particle cursedness (in evil and hate), whereas the Mother, existing in atomic-wavicle blessedness (of beauty and pleasure), is simply germane to the world as an alternative deity in positive competition with the Son (plus the Father and the Holy Spirit) for the hearts and minds of men, some of whom will prefer soul to spirit, others spirit to soul, yet others supersoul to superspirit, and even some who will prefer superspirit to supersoul, the Holy Ghost to the Father (not to mention the Mother and Son).  No, the Mother is no more Antichristic than the Father or the Holy Spirit.  The Mother is simply what she is, and against her, in complementary opposition, is ranged the Antimother of atomic-particle cursedness (in ugliness and pain), viz. Republicanism vis--vis Catholicism.

 

163. What makes sex ungodly, and therefore 'sinful', is the fact that it is rooted in a proton imposition upon the atomic, viz. the Father upon the Mother, with the possibility of a neutron child, viz. the Son and/or Daughter, following conception.  Thus the electron, which alone appertains to God, is left out of the picture, and what happens is akin to a solar-planar-lunar vicious circle of heathen sin, with little or no possibility of a stellar redemption ... in God.  Consequently, sex can only be unattractive to the saved spirit, the free-electron spirit of the godly, because its starting-point in the proton, or Father, is effectively diabolic, and one could say that a man becomes or shows himself to be a devil when engaged in the dialectic of worldly sin, a diabolic thesis vis--vis a worldly antithesis, viz. the woman, with the possibility of a lunar synthesis following conception.  Whether this devil is negative or positive, of the Antifather (Satan) or the Father, will depend upon whether his approach to coitus is particle orientated (and collectivistic) or wavicle orientated (and individualistic), that is to say, whether he has sex in a front-to-back position with the woman or in a front-to-front position, from behind or face-to-face, and I would argue that whereas the former connotes with (proton-particle) weakness and humiliation, the latter connotes with (proton-wavicle) strength and pride, a difference, in effect, between science (physics) and religion (ritual), centrifugal objectivity and centripetal objectivity.  Moreover, it would seem that a precondition of one or other of the two main approaches to coitus is the nature of the woman's clothing, i.e. whether dress or skirt, so that women garbed in a dress, which is an absolutist entity, are more exposed to being taken from behind, in a front-to-back position, than those whose preferred mode of clothing is a skirt, the relativity of which vis--vis vest or blouse would seem to indicate a preference for and/or entitlement to face-to-face coitus in deference to a more subjective integrity, an integrity, one might say, of wavicle as opposed to particle atoms.  However that may be, sex can only be ungodly whatever the favoured approach of the participants; for the Father and the Holy Spirit are no less antithetical in regard to positive diabolic/divine options than the Antifather (Satan) and the Antispirit (Jehovah) in regard to negative diabolic/divine options, and only a fool would seriously take the Father for God, confounding Him with either the Creator (the Antispirit) or the ultimate Creation (the Holy Spirit), the former of which began the Universe (in electron particles) and the latter of which is destined to end it (in electron wavicles), the alpha and omega of the First One and the Last One, divine appearances and divine essences.  He who stands aside from upper-class protons, working-class atoms, and middle-class neutrons is before or beyond the vicious circle of solar-planar-lunar enslavement, whether in the classless electron particles of stellar virtue (before) or in the classless electron wavicles of superstellar virtue (beyond), but only he who is beyond the vicious circle of the worldly fall is truly classless and thus of the Saved.

 

164i.  To distinguish the noumenal outer subjectivity of the Antispirit from the noumenal inner subjectivity of the Holy Spirit ... on the basis of an electron-particle/electron-wavicle dichotomy.

    ii.  Likewise, to distinguish the noumenal outer objectivity of the Antifather from the noumenal inner objectivity of the Father on the basis of a proton-particle/proton-wavicle dichotomy.

    iii. Similarly, to distinguish the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) outer subjectivity of the Antimother from the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) inner subjectivity of the Mother on the basis of an atomic-particle/atomic-wavicle dichotomy.

    iv.  Finally, to distinguish the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) outer objectivity of the Antison from the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) inner objectivity of the Son on the basis of a neutron-particle/neutron-wavicle dichotomy.

 

165i.  Thus, keeping to the same sequence, to distinguish the apparent stellar from the essential stellar (superstellar) on the basis of a chemistry/devotion divide.

    ii. To distinguish the apparent solar from the essential solar (supersolar) on the basis of a physics/ritual divide.

    iii. To distinguish the apparent planar from the essential planar (superplanar) on the basis of a biology/aesthetics divide.

    iv. To distinguish the apparent lunar from the essential lunar (superlunar) on the basis of a technology/ethics divide.  Such, then, are the alpha/omega distinctions between the Devil and God, Hell and Heaven, science and religion, protons and electrons.

 

166i.  When it comes, by contrast, to the intermediate distinctions between the masculine and the feminine, purgatory and the world, politics and economics, neutrons and atoms, we shall have to distinguish the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) outer subjectivity of the Inner Antispirit from the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) inner subjectivity of the Outer Spirit on the basis of an electron-biased neutron-particle/atomic-wavicle divide.

    ii.  Likewise, to distinguish the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) outer objectivity of the Inner Antifather from the pseudo-noumenal (quasi-phenomenal) inner objectivity of the Outer Father on the basis of a proton-biased neutron-particle/atomic-wavicle divide.

    iii. Similarly, to distinguish the phenomenal outer objectivity of the Inner Antimother from the phenomenal inner subjectivity of the Outer Mother on the basis of an atom-biased neutron-particle/atomic-wavicle divide.

    iv.  Finally, to distinguish the phenomenal outer objectivity of the Inner Antison from the phenomenal inner subjectivity of the Outer Son on the basis of a neutron-particle/neutron-biased atomic-wavicle divide.

 

167i.  Hence to distinguish the apparent inner stellar from the essential inner stellar (inner superstellar) on the basis of a totalitarian/corporate divide.

    ii.  To distinguish the apparent inner solar from the essential inner solar (inner supersolar) on the basis of an authoritarian/feudal divide.

    iii. To distinguish the apparent inner planar from the essential inner planar (inner superplanar) on the basis of a republican/socialist divide.

    iv.  And, finally, to distinguish the apparent inner lunar from the essential inner lunar (superlunar) on the basis of a liberal/capitalist divide.

 

168i.  Thus whereas in science, for example, technology is of the Antison, liberalism, its political parallel, is of the Inner Antison.

    ii.  Likewise, whereas biology is of the Antimother, republicanism, its political parallel, is of the Inner Antimother.

    iii. Conversely whereas in religion, for example, ethics is of the Son, capitalism, its economic parallel, is of the Outer Son.

    iv.  Similarly, whereas aesthetics is of the Mother, socialism, its economic parallel, is of the Outer Mother.  And so on ... through all possible permutations of our fourfold categories and their subdivisions thereof.

 

169. Whereas 999 is suggestive, in its top-heavy circularities, of the lunar, and thus of purgatorial criteria, 666 is no less suggestive, given its bottom-heavy circularities, of the planar, and thus of worldly criteria.  Globes that are above and globes that are below (9/6) in Son/Mother, or Antison/Antimother, or Inner Antison/Inner Antimother, or Outer Son/Outer Mother distinctions, as between bourgeois religion, science, politics, and economics on the one hand (that of the 999), and proletarian religion, science, politics, and economics on the other hand (that of the 666), always allowing for a sort of bourgeois republican compromise in between which would have to take the form of 888, where the globes are in balance.  However that may be, history requires that the 666 eclipses both the 999 and the 888, as the lunar is superseded by the planar and the proletarian meek accordingly inherit the earth from the materialistic bourgeoisie.  But the People must be saved from the world, and thus the 666 of their own ensuing power, by the Second Coming ... if Heaven, and thus the Holy Spirit, is to become a concrete reality and actually acquire institutional permanence in the context of the Social Transcendentalist Centre, with its concomitance of a religiously sovereign People.  The lunar may be 999 and the planar 666, but the stellar can only be 0, the 0, more specifically, of the omega space towards which the pure spirit of electron wavicles will rise in resurrectional salvation.

 

170i.  Physics is science in an upper-class guise; biology science in a lower-class guise; technology science in a middle-class guise; chemistry science in a classless guise.  However, science is par excellence the discipline of the upper class, and never more so than in the context of physics.

    ii.  Likewise, feudalism is economics in an upper-class guise; socialism economics in a lower-class guise; capitalism economics in a middle-class guise; corporatism economics in a classless guise.  However, economics is par excellence the discipline of the lower class, and never more so than in the context of socialism.

    iii. Similarly, authoritarianism is politics in an upper-class guise; republicanism politics in a lower-class guise; parliamentarianism politics in a middle-class guise; totalitarianism politics in a classless guise.  However, politics is par excellence the discipline of the middle class, and never more so than in the context of parliamentarianism.

    iv.  Finally, ritual is religion in an upper-class guise; aesthetics (art) religion in a lower-class guise; ethics religion in a middle-class guise; devotion religion in a classless guise.  However, religion is par excellence the discipline of the classless, and never more so than in the context of devotion.

 

171i.  It could be said of science that it is 'bovaryized' away from its essence in physics when in the contexts of biology, technology, and chemistry, and that whilst it is genuinely upper class in the context of physics, it is only quasi-lowerclass, quasi-middleclass, and quasi-classless in the contexts of biology, technology, and chemistry respectively.

    ii.  Likewise, it could be said of economics that it is 'bovaryized' away from its essence in socialism (or agrarianism) when in the contexts of feudalism, capitalism, and corporatism, and that whilst it is genuinely lower class in the context of socialism, it is only quasi-upperclass, quasi-middleclass, and quasi-classless in the contexts of feudalism, capitalism, and corporatism respectively.

    iii. Similarly, it could be said of politics that it is 'bovaryized' away from its essence in parliamentarianism (liberalism) when in the contexts of authoritarianism, republicanism, and totalitarianism, and that whilst it is genuinely middle class in the context of parliamentarianism, it is only quasi-upperclass, quasi-lowerclass, and quasi-classless in the contexts of authoritarianism, republicanism, and totalitarianism respectively.

    iv.  Finally, it could be said of religion that it is 'bovaryized' away from its essence in devotion when in the contexts of ritual, art, and ethics, and that whilst it is genuinely classless in the context of devotion, it is only quasi-upperclass, quasi-lowerclass, and quasi-middleclass in the contexts of ritual, aesthetics, and ethics respectively.

 

172i.  Since science is fundamentally the discipline of the Antifather (physics), biology is the Antifather in the guise of the Antimother, technology the Antifather in the guise of the Antison, and chemistry the Antifather in the guise of the Antispirit.  A quasi-atomic, quasi-neutronic, and quasi-electronic 'bovaryization', in each case, of the proton root, or essence, of science.

    ii.  Likewise, since economics is fundamentally the discipline of the Outer Mother (socialism), feudalism is the Outer Mother in the guise of the Outer Father, capitalism the Outer Mother in the guise of the Outer Son, and corporatism the Outer Mother in the guise of the Outer Spirit.  A quasi-protonic, quasi-neutronic, and quasi-electronic 'bovaryization', in each case, of the atomic root, or essence, of economics.

    iii. Similarly, since politics is essentially the discipline of the Inner Antison (parliamentarianism), authoritarianism is the Inner Antison in the guise of the Inner Antifather, republicanism the Inner Antison in the guise of the Inner Antimother, and totalitarianism the Inner Antison in the guise of the Inner Antispirit.  A quasi-protonic, quasi-atomic, and quasi-electronic 'bovaryization', in each case, of the neutron essence of politics.

    iv.  Finally, since religion is essentially the discipline of the Holy Spirit (devotion), ritual is the Holy Spirit in the guise of the Father, art the Holy Spirit in the guise of the Mother, and ethics the Holy Spirit in the guise of the Son.  A quasi-protonic, quasi-atomic, and quasi-neutronic 'bovaryization', in each case, of the electron essence of religion.

 

173. To see drama as the literature of speech and philosophy as the literature of thought, thereby drawing a distinction between 'the speaker' and 'the thinker' on the basis of a sort of alpha/omega literary divide.  Similarly, to draw a distinction between 'the writer', or novelist, and 'the reader', or poet, since the novelist is par excellence a writer, whereas the poet, although something of a writer in his own right, is more readily associated with public readings of his work than with the actual writing of it, and therefore qualifies, by analogue, for association with the notion of a literature of reading as opposed to writing, a literature which places him in between the dramatist and the philosopher but over the writer.  For where the writer's association is with a literature of action, of plot before the word, and the dramatist's association with a literature of speech, of word-motivated action, the poet's is with a literature of intellect, of writing to read, and in reading his verse he achieves literary fulfilment, the sort of fulfilment which the philosopher only achieves in thought, in thinking to write (though writing to think is also pertinent to a philosopher's achievement, albeit from an alpha-fundamentalist rather than an omega-transcendentalist standpoint).  Thus the philosopher is indeed antithetical not to the poet but to the dramatist, who writes to speak, and whose speech is the inspiration, in consequence, of dramatic action.  In drama, pride precedes strength, in philosophy truth precedes joy.  Where poetry and prose are concerned, however, beauty precedes pleasure and love precedes goodness.  For the novelist must first conceive of a beautiful action before he can write, whereas the poet must first love his poem before he can read it.

 

174. From the noumenal objectivity of dramatic speech to the noumenal subjectivity of philosophic thought via the phenomenal objectivity of poetry recitals and the phenomenal subjectivity of fiction-writing.  From a literary alpha to a literary omega via purgatorial and worldly relativities in between, speaking and thinking being no less noumenal than reading and writing are phenomenal.  A literary salvation for the world (of fiction) is from drama and poetry, whereas a literary salvation from the world is in philosophy, which alone pertains, in its pursuit of truth, to God.

 

175. Prose poems are to poetry what short stories are to fiction - namely, a middle-ground extrapolation which brings the Son to the Mother and the Mother to the Son in a sort of lunar/planar compromise between the two.  Prose poems descend towards the world, while short stories (poetic prose) ascend towards purgatory, though each of these hybrid genres stops well short, as it were, of actually reaching either extreme.

 

176. As branches of the Arts, music, architecture, literature, and art appertain to a religious (as opposed to a scientific, economic, or political) integrity, with, broadly, music as the art of the Father (an emotional 'bovaryization' of the Holy Spirit, i.e. God), architecture as the art of the Mother (a wilful 'bovaryization' of the Holy Spirit), literature as the art of the Son (an intellectual 'bovaryization' of the Holy Spirit), and art alone truly standing as the art of the Holy Spirit (in deference to an electron-wavicle spirituality).  However, notwithstanding the fact that each branch of the Arts is subdivisible into four main disciplines (corresponding, in some sense, to each pole of the religious quadruplicity), we should distinguish between art which is fully religious, and therefore electronic, and art which, being acoustic or naturalistic, effectively appertains not to Heaven but to the world ... in a kind of atomic affiliation with economics.  Such art, whether musical, architectural, literary, or plastic, I shall describe as pertaining to the Outer Father in the case of music, to the Outer Mother in the case of architecture, to the Outer Son in the case of literature, and to the Outer Spirit in the case of art, and where true art is religious, it is economic.

 

177i.  In music, such 'economic art' takes the form of oratorios (the music of the Outer Father), while the music of true art takes the form of soul (the music of the Father).

    ii.  In architecture, it takes the form of residential housing (the architecture of the Outer Mother), while the architecture of true art takes the form of tower blocks (the architecture of the Mother).

    iii. In literature, it takes the form of rhymed poetry (the literature of the Outer Son), while the literature of true art takes the form of abstract computer poems (the literature of the Son).

    iv.  In art, it takes the form of drawing (the art of the Outer Spirit), while the art of true art takes the form of computer graphics (the art of the Holy Spirit).

 

178i.  Where the three remaining subdivisions of the Arts are concerned, we are of course speaking, in music, of ballet, symphonies, and concertos (the acoustic music of the pseudo-Outer Mother, the pseudo-Outer Son, and the pseudo-Outer Spirit), as opposed, in supermusic, to pop, rock, and jazz (the electric music of the pseudo-Mother, the pseudo-Son, and of the pseudo-Spirit).

    ii.  In architecture, we are speaking of civic, commercial, and ecclesiastical (the naturalistic architecture of the pseudo-Outer Father, the pseudo-Outer Son, and the pseudo-Outer Spirit), as opposed, in super-architecture, to towering civic, commercial, and ecclesiastical buildings (the synthetic architecture of the pseudo-Father, the pseudo-Son, and the pseudo-Spirit).

    iii. In literature, we are speaking of drama, novels, and philosophy (the book-based literature of the pseudo-Outer Father, the pseudo-Outer Mother, and the pseudo-Outer Spirit), as opposed, in super literature, to film drama, radio fiction, and computer programming (the electronic literature of the pseudo-Father, the pseudo-Mother, and the pseudo-Spirit).

    iv.  In art, we are speaking of painting, figure sculpture, and busts (the naturalistic art of the pseudo-Outer Father, the pseudo-Outer Mother, and the pseudo-Outer Son), as opposed, in super-art, to light art, light sculpture, and photography (the electric or synthetic art of the pseudo-Father, the pseudo-Mother, and the pseudo-Son).

 

179.   Let us now endeavour to tabulate the different Arts and their relations both to the world and to Heaven, thus:-

    i.   Music as the art of the Outer Father when acoustic, but of the Father when electric.

    ii.  Architecture as the art of the Outer Mother when traditional, but of the Mother when modern.

    iii. Literature as the art of the Outer Son when book-based, but of the Son when electronic.

    iv.  Art as the art of the Outer Spirit when naturalistic, but of the Holy Spirit when synthetic.

 

180i.  Added to which we have the subdivisions of music, viz. oratorios, ballet, symphonies, and concertos, which contrast, as atoms to electrons, with the fourfold subdivisions of modern music (supermusic) into soul, dance, rock, and jazz.

    ii. The subdivisions of architecture, viz. civic, residential, commercial, and ecclesiastical, which contrast, as atoms to electrons, with the fourfold subdivisions of modern architecture (super-architecture) into towering civic, residential, commercial, and ecclesiastical.

    iii. The subdivisions of literature, viz. drama, fiction, poetry, and philosophy, which contrast, as atoms to electrons, with the fourfold subdivisions of modern literature (super literature) into film drama, radio fiction, computer poems, and computer programming.

    iv. The subdivisions of art, viz. painting, sculpture, busts, and drawing, which contrast, as atoms to electrons, with the fourfold subdivisions of modern art (super-art) into light art, light sculpture, photography, and computer graphics.

 

181. Where the Arts exist there are also the Anti-arts, whether in music, architecture, literature, or art, and I shall argue that where the Anti-Arts are acoustic, naturalistic, traditional, or whatever, what may be called the Anti-superarts are electric, if not electronic, and that, just as we found a correlation between art and economics on the one hand and super-art and religion on the other, so a like-correlation exists between anti-art and politics on the one hand and anti-superart and science on the other, giving us a kind of vertical antithesis between anti-art and art, but a horizontal, or alpha/omega, antithesis between anti-superart and super-art, the former pair equivalent, in their purgatorial/worldly polarity, to politics and economics, the latter pair equivalent to science and religion, to the Devil and God.  Hence where art is bureaucratic, anti-art is democratic.  And where super-art is theocratic, anti-superart is autocratic.  Art is phenomenally subjective (and therefore feminine), whilst anti-art is phenomenally objective (and therefore masculine).  Anti-superart is noumenally objective (and therefore diabolic), while super-art is noumenally subjective (and therefore divine).  Anti-art is of the Inner Antifather in music, the Inner Antimother in architecture, the Inner Antison in literature, and the Inner Antispirit in art, whereas anti-superart is of the Antifather in music, the Antimother in architecture, the Antison in literature, and the Antispirit in art.  I do not wish, at this point, to go into the full gamut of anti-art and anti-superart genres, but I will say this: that, whereas in music, antimusic is of the Inner Antifather when operatic (compared to which classical dance, symphonic poems, and virtuoso instrumentals assume 'pseudo' standings relative to an elemental 'bovaryization'), anti-supermusic is of the Antifather when conceived in the guise of rap (compared to which funk, punk, and blues assume 'pseudo' standings relative to an elemental 'bovaryization').  For opera is to antimusic what rap is to anti-supermusic: namely the alpha-most discipline, and therefore what most accords with a parallel antithesis, respectively, to oratorios and soul.  In fact, such an antithesis is nothing less than one between musical authoritarianism and feudalism in the case of operas and oratorios, but ... musical physics and ritual in the case of rap and soul.

 

182. Having argued thus, I am obliged, on further reflection, to confess that I have probably hyped soul, pop, rock, and jazz into standings which, frankly, they don't generally deserve.  For it seems to me that rap, funk, punk, and blues are less anti-supermusical revolts against a supermusical precondition than degenerations of what is essentially, in any case, anti-supermusic by dint of its reliance on what may be called drum-based rhythms.  If soul, pop, rock, and jazz were truly supermusical art forms, then why the persistent reliance on what is patently a noumenally objective, and therefore particle-oriented, mode of rhythmic presentation, viz. drums?  Does it not seem that, to greater or lesser extents, all drum-based electric music is fundamentally anti-supermusical, and therefore not so much a revolt against supermusic (which, in any case, scarcely existed in any great quantity or purism in the late-twentieth century) as a further moral, though hardly technological, decline from antimusic, viz. the secular 'classical' music of the nineteenth century?  Hence where the latter was lunar or, if you will, superlunar, the drum-based electric music of the twentieth century was supersolar, and thus less political in its essence than scientific, less a thing of the Inner Antifather (and its attendant 'bovaryizations') than of the Antifather (with its attendant 'bovaryizations').  Therefore it would seem that things have gone from bad to worse, as from purgatory to Hell, the masculine to the diabolic.  Consequently, the only way they can improve is through a supermusical rejection of anti-supermusic, and such a rejection, amounting to a moral revolution, can only take the form of electronic music, the music of a religious, as opposed to a scientific, age and sensibility.  Such electronic music will avail itself of electronic drums where anti-supermusic used acoustic drums, and drum machines where anti-supermusic used hand percussion.  In other words, it should be possible to distinguish, through a sort of star/cross dichotomy, supermusic of the Father and the Mother (based in electronic percussion), from supermusic of the Son and the Holy Spirit (based in the use of drum machines), no less than we can distinguish the anti-supermusic of the Antifather and the Antimother (based in acoustic drums) from the anti-supermusic of the Antison and the Antispirit (based in the use of hand percussion), thereby affirming a sort of centrifugal/centripetal distinction between them.

 

183. Where anti-art was largely a nineteenth-century romantic revolt against classical precedent, anti-superart was mainly a twentieth-century extension of such anti-art into the supersolar regions of a science-based objectivity.  Therefore where anti-art takes the forms of secular paintings (including twentieth-century abstracts), sculptures, busts, and drawings, anti-superart usually takes the forms of performance art (the pseudo-Antifather), mobiles (the pseudo-Antimother), technological art (the pseudo-Antison), and airbrush art (the Antispirit).  Where anti-art is naturalistic, it is artificial and mechanical.  Where anti-art is purgatorial, it is hellish.  And it was the 'art' par excellence of the twentieth century, the century of anti-superart in whatever branch of the arts you care to name.  Only in light art, holography, photography, and computer graphics does one see the supersession of anti-superart by super-art, as soulful, wilful, and intellectual 'bovaryizations' of the Holy Spirit, commensurate with the pseudo-Father, the pseudo-Mother, and the pseudo-Son, intimate, no matter how obliquely, of the spiritual art of the Holy Ghost per se, and thus of computer art, the final resolution of all super-art in the most unequivocally religious context of a programmed noumenal subjectivity.

 

184. A mistake I made in the past, but which I intend to rectify here ... as I bring yet another re-evaluation to bear on preceding evaluations, was to see the worldly star as centrifugal (and hence objective), but the cross as centripetal (and hence subjective).  Unfortunately, recent logical procedures would not confirm me in that view, since it should be evident that the worldly star, tying-in with the feminine, is phenomenally subjective, whereas the cross, tying-in with the masculine, is phenomenally objective, with planar/lunar distinctions between the two entities, entities which, in the case of the worldly star, will be contiguously encircled but, in the case of the cross, free-standing.  Hence where the worldly star is relatively subjective in its centripetal binding, the purgatorial cross is relatively objective in its centrifugal freedom.  Therefore while the worldly star is closer, as phenomenal subjectivity, to the supercross, the cross is closer, as phenomenal objectivity, to the superstar, since where the supercross is contiguously encircled, the superstar is free-standing, and such an absolute distinction reflects a divine/diabolic antithesis, which is nothing less than that between Hell and Heaven.  If the superstar is the lie and the supercross the truth, then the cross is a half-lie and the star a half-truth: the half-truth of phenomenal subjectivity as against the half-lie of phenomenal objectivity.  Salvation for the world ... of the contiguously-encircled star ... is in the Heaven of the contiguously-encircled cross, the supercross, and such salvation lifts subjectivity from the relative to the absolute, the phenomenal to the noumenal, bringing divine redemption to pass.

 

185. Can one therefore speak, as I did only a page or two ago, of a centrifugal/centripetal dichotomy between, say, electronic percussion and drum machines?  No, it seems that such a description cuts both ways, so that electronic percussion, for example, can be either centrifugal (and objective) or centripetal (and subjective) depending on the context in which it is used, i.e. whether free-standing in noumenal objectivity or contiguously-encircled - probably through a more synth- or midi-based link-up - in phenomenal subjectivity.  Likewise it seems to me that drum machines (we are of course happy to affirm a connection between electronic percussion and the star and drum machines and the cross) can be either centrifugal (and objective) or centripetal (and subjective), depending on the context in which they are used, i.e. whether free-standing in phenomenal objectivity or contiguously-encircled - possibly through a more synth- or computer-based link-up - in noumenal subjectivity.  Hence whereas electronic percussion can be either of the superstar or the star, absolutely objective or relatively subjective, drum machines will be either of the cross or the supercross, relatively objective or absolutely subjective, and they should be known and judged accordingly.

 

186. We may characterize the alpha/omega dichotomy between noumenal objectivity and noumenal subjectivity in terms of expression and impression, but the purgatorial/worldly dichotomy between phenomenal objectivity and phenomenal subjectivity in terms of oppression and repression.  Objectivity, which is diabolic/masculine, either expresses itself (noumenal) or oppresses others (phenomenal), whereas subjectivity, which is feminine/divine, either represses itself (phenomenal) or impresses others (noumenal).  Oppression and repression are no less mutually exclusive than expression and impression, though the world, being phenomenally relative, can be repressed from above both directly, through the oppression of phenomenal objectivity, and indirectly, through the self-expression of noumenal objectivity.  Liberation for the world is from both oppression and expression, and the liberated world (Marxist) is then in a position to be saved from itself (and repression) for the noumenal subjectivity of the other, viz. God (impression).  If the noumenal is expressive in the alpha, then it will be impressive in the omega.  If the phenomenal is oppressive in the purgatorial, then it will be repressive in the worldly.  A selfish expression (of Hell) by the diabolic, and a selfless impression (of Heaven) by the divine.  A selfish oppression (of the world) by the masculine, and a selfless repression (of God) by the feminine.  Objectivity is selfish, though noumenal objectivity is self-centred (and proton-expressive), whereas phenomenal objectivity is directed towards others (neutron-oppressive).  Conversely, subjectivity is selfless, though phenomenal subjectivity is directed against the self (electron-repressive), whereas noumenal subjectivity is directed towards the other, viz. God, in impressive devotion to electron-wavicle transcendence.  God is impressive, and those who are godly seek to impress.

 

187. Oppressors become expressers, crosses burn and the superstar is unleashed upon the world in selfish reaction to its selfless revolt, the proton lie against the atomic half-truth.  If God is impressive, then the Devil is expressive, and the Diabolic accordingly express their anger and opposition to the world and its liberation struggles.  People are killed and tortured, and all because they no longer wish to be the passive victims of lunar oppression, suffering, in consequence, the indignity of solar expression.  Liberalism, under threat from a world in Marxian revolt against its oppressors, has unleashed the 'dogs of war' upon the People, and the People are torn to shreds as the nightmare of noumenal expression unfolds.  Yet Republicanism can and has triumphed, and the People often kill their tormentors and emerge victorious from the nightmare into which masculine reaction has plunged them.  The feminine meek do inherit the earth, partially if not entirely, relatively if not absolutely, and with democracy in their grasp they take political, judicial, and economic sins upon their shoulders from fear that such sins, or that which is ungodly, should ever return to the hands of their historical oppressors and be used against them ... to the greater glory, if needs be, of noumenal self-expression.  Yes, the meek can and do inherit the earth.  But if the meek are to be saved from their sins, they will have to democratically fob them off onto the messianic equivalence of a Second Coming when the opportunity arises, in order that the dream of Paradise may become a reality and noumenal subjectivity replace the phenomenal subjectivity of their republican inheritance.  Power for the People is not the end-in-itself that it was for their historical oppressors, but a means to a new and greater end - the end, namely, of selfless impression in devotion to the other.  Only when they have been saved from their worldly sins, through the Second Coming equivalence, will the People truly see God and the other become the supreme self of the spirit within.  Only then will the supercross prevail, and prevail, in electron blessedness, for all Eternity.  Verily, that is the Truth, that is my Will, and that is the Way ... to the joyful wisdom of the Life Supreme

 

                          

LONDON 1992 (Revised 1993-2010)

 

 

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