Observe and see how, in the winter, all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees, which do not lose their foliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.
The Book of EnochTime is a landscape where going ''downhill'' towards significant events causes an increase in the number of synchronicities and an acceleration in the perceived motion of time and vice versa as we go ''uphill'' away from significant events and experience a slow-down. These events (robust branching moments) are significant only in that they let you shift between different pre-existing variations of yourself that Raziel calls minotaurs. In following on from the last post, how can we best describe ''the lay of the land'' - what factors give away the identity of the significant event and how best can we describe this tempography?
Archetypal characters are used throughout esoteric sciences in order to better understand people, to zoom in on the qualities of individuals in order to assist or heal them. In the Metabolism of Time these archetypes are drawn from the endocrine system where a hypothetical fluctuation in the levels of, or cellular sensitivity towards, different hormones controls much of underlying ''mood'' - adrenaline types being more jumpy, insulin types being more sluggish, etc. Most of the time we find archetypal characters are drawn towards or are involved in archetypal situations that suit the nature of that character e.g. characters who are derived from the (foreign body recognition) immune system (of the cosmic being) are involved in constant analysis, blame and judgement and would do well to have a career in the justice system where their occupation will supply those situations as opposed to them pathologically acting out immunological reactions in their domestic life or otherwise seeking out and (mis)attributing blame in environments where it is inappropriate.
When you encounter an archetypal situation, there will be a ''guardian being'' or archetypal character of the corresponding nature residing there for instance in criminal justice situations you will encounter a police officer, or bailiff, or lawyer etc who you must provide ''passwords'' to in order to effectively navigate the situation. Sometimes those characters are out of alignment and in ''the wrong position'' but most of the time nature finds its form in one way or another.
Returning to the Metabolism of Time we see that the ''characterization'' of time which provides our archetypal situations requires an individual moment to be broken down into ten phases for the purpose of experience but that each moment although containing ten, takes on the nature of one e.g. each moment of ''analysis'' requires all ten phases but overall that period of time can be characterised as ''analysis''. These phases are at the core of the nature of reality itself (Atziluth, the divine thought-process, if you like) and our genetics, our endocrine system, our personalities, etc are all expressions of the Metabolism of Time. Each of these phases become archetypal characters, and then hosts (or tissues), as individuals differentiate and then conglomerate.
Returning to the idea of tempography, since the robust branching moment will, of necessity, be an archetypal situation and contain the appropriate guardian character the situation itself indicates the type of significant event i.e. the two variants of yourself that are linked at that moment. In order to break this down along the lines of Raziel's Fourteen Minotaurs and to get into the nitty gritty, it is necessary to look at an exercise from the Sefer Yetzirah.
In the Sefer Yetzirah there are 7 Kingships of the Planets, which along with their transpositions make up these so-called minotaurs of the self. They can be associated with the planets in several ways but the one that works best is this one:
- Wisdom/Ignorance- Saturn
- Wealth/Poverty - Jupiter
- Seed/Desolation - Mars
- Health/Disease - Sol
- Mastery/Slavery - Venus
- Peace/War - Mercury
- Beauty/Ugliness - Luna
On the Tree of Life there are 7 vertical paths (shaded purple) and therefore 7 positions for these Planetary Kingships and, by relating this to the Metabolism of Time*, we can look at the archetypal situations that are ''joined'' by such paths and thereby detect the underlying nature of the significance of the event, the type of synchroncities as you approach, and what timeline or minotaur can be successfully transferred to.
Lets finish up by attempting to apply this interpretation of Raziel's guidance to a ''practical'' situation! For example then, I am wandering along the pre-existing timeline of the ''wealth minotaur'' of me (the Jupiterian version if you like), when I notice synchronicities increase and perceived time speeding up indicating that I am approaching a significant event and it is therefore possible to change lines. This significant event has the archetypal situational nature of Remembering and Analysis of the Moment, the Mercurial path on the Tree of Life (and the Metabolism of Time), and has a guardian character who has similar physiognomy to the Mercurial character in superposition and in order to deal with this situation I must provide ''Mercurial'' passwords of one form or another. Now, I must deal with the situation, or rather since the future already exists experience how ''I'' dealt with it, but where I am truly free is at the conclusion of this moment I can swap between my minotaurs, in this particular case I can swap between the wealthy minotaur and the peaceful minotaur. We can also assume, for the sake of the next set of ''experiments'' that the type of synchronicities indicate the situational archetype that you are approaching at the moment.
Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all His works, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them so. And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him, and their tasks change not, but according as God hath ordained so is it done.
The Book of Enoch
*The qabalistic issues with doing this relate to the ''mysteries of Daat'' - but for ease now consider the Depth of the West (or Yesod) the equivalent of the Altered Past, and Malkuth as the Actual Past or ''The Grand Moment'' - situational archetypes that relate to Luna the path that ''joins'' the Altered Past with the Actual Past are generally ''dream'' related.