HOLOGRAPHIC ARCHETYPES SITE, by Iona Miller
Archetypes * Complexes * Serendipity * Negentropy * Synchronicity * Fractals * Chaos * Complexity * Hub Theory
Holism * Nonlocality * Entanglement * Complex Adaptive Systems * Entrainment * Noetics * Mimetics * Genetics
Ultraholism & Cyclic Superpositions
Paradoxically, when we look into the depths of matter, we look into the depths of ourselves. Scientists and mystics report similar phenomena in their models and phenomenology. Spiritual technologies, the software of sacred penetration and amplification, virtually predicted the fine nature of matter as nothing but a complex illusion – what we have come to understand as a hologram. Mystics have also always emphasized the primal nature of Light, and claimed that we are in fact made of light itself. Science has confirmed this in numerous ways.
In the quantum world, everything is in self-organizing flux, including the subquantal virtual photons popping in and out of existence. The foamy Zero Point fluctuation of subspace perturbs and determines the behavior of quantum systems theoretically through radiant EM fields. Radiation is absorbed from the zero-point background. The stability of matter itself is mediated by the zero point fluctuation phenomena.
The gist of the holographic paradigm is that there is a fundamental reality that is an invisible flux not comprised of parts, but an inseparable interconnectedness. The holographic paradigm is one of reciprocal enfolding and unfolding of patterns of information. All potential information about the universe is holographically encoded in the spectrum of frequency patterns constantly bombarding us.
In this dynamic model there are no “things”, just energetic events. Light and sound (acoustic cymatics) modulate all matter. This “holoflux” includes the ultimately flowing nature of what is, and all possible forms. All the objects of our world are three-dimensional images formed of standing and moving waves by electromagnetic and nuclear processes. This is the guiding matrix for self-assembly, and manipulating and organizing physical reality. It is how our DNA creates and projects our psychophysical structure.
Our brains mathematically construct ‘concrete’ reality by interpreting frequencies from another dimension. This information realm of meaningful, patterned primary reality transcends time and space. Thus, the brain is an embedded hologram, interpreting a holographic universe. All existence consists of embedded holograms within holograms and their interrelatedness somehow gives rise to our existence and sensory images.
We now presume the fundamental unity of all things, but still struggle to make it more than a concept in our lives. This paradigm takes a transdisciplinary approach. Integrating scientific, social, cultural, psychological and spiritual concepts and ideas helps us wrap our minds around such ultraholism.
Artist Roy Ascott distinguishes the syncretic process from synthesis, in which disparate things meld into a homogenous whole, thereby loosing their individual distinction. Nor is it mere eclecticism, which usually signals a wavering course of thought of only probable worth. In the syncretic context, extreme differences are upheld but aligned so likeness is found among unlike things. The power of each element enriches the power of all others within the array of their differences. This is a viable approach to archetypes.
More than binary opposition, syncretism is a process between different elements, the in-between condition of ‘being both’. In describing syncretism, it is useful to bring into play the “both both/and, nor/nand, and either/or” formulation, meaning “mixing together”. In present day cultural terms the enemy is habit – the passive, uncritical repetition or acceptance of behaviors, opinions, perceptions and values, and the enshrining as verities, metaphors that have passed their sell-by date. Habit is the enemy of art and science, impeding the search for new ways of being.
The intangible ground of Being is primarily active. Each and every wave has zero point energy of virtually infinite potential, due to infinite interpenetrating waves. Only recently have we begun seriously entertaining this vast ocean of dark light — the energy of empty space — as a primordial reality.
An archetype is a primordial vortex, node, nexus, or strange attractor The attractor is the explicate order, a complex manifold of vortices of nonlinear information explication that modulates the vitality of archetypal dimensions.
Simultaneous reverberations interpenetrate consciousness and we perceive it directly. The whole meaning of particular enfolded resonant structures may be activated. Meaning is derived from its relationship to the context — the ground. The cosmic dimension of some archetypal symbols is the sure guarantee of their universality. This storehouse of knowledge is both an asset and hindrance, but more importantly it points to a deeper, implied domain.
The image stream or imaginal process is our primary experience and permeates and conditions all facets of human life. We tend to take the background noise of the constant imaginal flux of the stream of consciousness for granted. We rarely focus our conscious awareness on this imaginal wellspring, but sometimes it intrudes on consciousness during our gaps in normal awareness – day dreaming, fantasies, reverie, lacunae, meditation, inspiration, discovery.
Consciousness, like creativity, is an emergent phenomenon patterned by strange attractors which govern the complexity of information in dynamic flow. Our consciousness appears co-temporaneously with our embodiment, creating the imaginal flux of representational and nonrepresentational perception – the stream of consciousness.
The energy body or the field body, along with the scalars of our holographic blueprint, connect us directly with the negentropic potential of the zero-point field. Radiant light literally emerges from this mystic void, beyond nature’s veil of observability. Primordial structuring processes are common to both psyche and matter, working in the gap or empty interval between intention and action.
When foreground emerges based on need or habit, the ground recedes. Need in the new moment emerges from the ground as figure. The force of necessity arises in the emotions. A need is an incomplete charged multisensory image that rises to awareness. Image-making is a self-generating activity. Images are involved in the social construction of self. Social and personal realities help construct ‘archetypal’ images, which influence our perspective of the world.
The dynamic mindscape underlies our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Imagination is both a realm or domain of experience and a human faculty. Images come in from the outside through our senses, and are also produced autonomously from the unconscious as a perpetual multisensory narrative of experience, immediate though often metaphorical in nature. Meaningful signals or mental forms emerge from the amorphous background.
The person is figure to the ground of elements.The ground is what is further from perception or not in awareness. When you focus at any one time, the ground is the remainder of perceptual awareness. The ground state of a quantum mechanical system is its lowest-energy state; the energy of the ground state is known as the zero-point energy (ZPE) of the system.
The figure symbolizes the need in focus, while the ground symbolizes other needs. Nothingness is the ground for change, mobilizing our superposed possibilities in the macrocosm. There can be something between the states of beingness and non-beingness. Everything that exists occupies that indeterminant place, a state of emptiness of all forms, all formulations, and the ground of all experience. Via cascade, we reach the ground state after the excitation of an activation. The ground of our nonlocal potential really does rise up to meet us.
The ground (source field) reveals the significance of archetypal imagery (phenomenal field) being rooted in nature. It is the universal, not objective realm that is primary. Archetypes are the patterns that connect. Even the Torah says, Adonoy Elohim formed from the ground every beast of the field. This clearly does not mean dirt, or even atoms or molecules. It means the lowest state of dynamic equilibrium, the basement of being in nonbeing, which remains sensitive to perturbations of matter/antimatter annihilation.
Imagery unfolds as self-revealing visual or multisensory narrative. It attracts – even commands — our attention, consciously and unconsciously. It invites entrainment through ‘recognition’, providing the energy for follow through in the creative process. We are stimulated, emotionally charged or enflammed, and respond to it intentionally, even compulsively. It drives us.
When we believe in and follow that impulse, what was pure potential crystallizes waves of psychophysical energy and becomes manifest. Each image emerges from the creative context that links all events, real and imaginal – the underlying destructured phenomenal field – the meaningful void of the transcendent imagination.
The nonmanifest is the dynamic source of everything, but we tend to ignore it favoring the tangibles of objects to the creative ground. The whole of any level is the part of more fundamental levels. When the movement is complete, there is a return to the ground of awareness itself.
Chaos, the real matrix of order, is experienced as a consciousness state–the ground state. Paradoxically, chaos is the essence of order. That order is inherent. Dynamics has successfully explained many natural phenomena and been heralded as a new scientific paradigm. The quintessence is now found in nonlinear dynamics, the holographic field and the virtual vacuum of absolute space. Only when we comprehend the groundstate of being can we fathom reality.
The transcendent principle “emanation” is primordial. All derived or secondary things proceed or flow from the primal Source. It eliminates will from the theory of creation. There is no hand of a supreme artisan who finds matter at his or her disposal. All things, actually or only apparently material, emerge or flow from the dynamic primal principle.
Unlike evolution, the process of development, emanation declares the immutability of the first principle. Emanation involves a series of descending stages, a subjective gnosis, not a developmental evolution that goes from less to more perfect. Thus, chaotic excitability is a paradigm of emergence, transcendent yet immanent potential. The undecomposable domain of Chaos is not an emptiness, but a rich, generative source — a bornless nothingness from which all form proceeds.
The probabilities of transformation emerge from total potential as pluralistic chaos erupts into awareness as motivation. In the creative process, one path is amplified and chosen. Beyond the hyperfine structure of reality, this process of self-discovery, phase transition, and integration is the ground, path, and fruition of our work.
You can imagine yourself as the dynamic ground on which the reality dream is taking place. It is a shift in personal center of gravity to the deepest level. When it has come to a point of sufficient resolution, it will fade into the undifferentiated ground, and another appear. Once we “go to ground”, regenerative possibilities emerge. As focus changes, so does the figure and hence the ground. The ground which supports us is home of our transcendental soul. With genuine and unreserved acceptance, we create the ground from which all healing takes place.
The totality of experience is the ground of a life. But ‘unity’ itself is a fantasy goal. We can reexperience ourselves in a more complete, more complex way. What we can know becomes the image that points to the archetype, but never the thing in itself. We cannot see the world in its totality (unbroken wholeness) without imagination, yet imagination clouds the issue by generating a geyser of imagery in the void of the unknown. Imagination demands understanding as non-derivative, as a phenomenon evaluated on its own terms.
By creatively “making something out of Nothing”, it reflects the unconscious perspective back to the self-organizing environment from which it arises spontaneously. It may launch us out of the now in any moment into the past or future.We abandon linear thinking wholly in the gaps in our awareness. Fantasy is a meaningful part of our raw mental life, where transformations take place.
Reorganized, inner life transforms the complex responses and cognitions that become the ground of a more satisfying and fulfilling life. The pluripotent/pluridimensional state is the condition of self-renewal. This cosmic ground is a mundus imaginalis, different from such bases as “biological instinct, eternal forms, numbers, linguistics and social transmission, biochemical reactions, genetic coding, etc.
The imaginal field acts as some sort of intermediary. It is the space which is already present when images are produced; it is the space where images emerge. Images and objects in the imaginal field are both personal and transpersonal. Such images and objects appear in an imaginal field that reaches past subjective, or internal, experience into objective, or external experience.
There is a gloss of imaginary material both over and under our ordinary experience and perception.The subjective imaginal is interwoven with objective “reality” as it unfolds. The Source generates meaningful images, but sometimes that meaning is lost in translation. The dream goes unnoticed, the warning unheeded, the challenge unanswered, the soul unacknowledged. Whatever is seen is also always explored in the imaginal. Immaterial reality arouses the felt-sense of connection to spirituality, yearning to retrieve the sacred. Such connection heals by eliminating fragmentation brought about by projective identifications.