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Vertical Paradigm

"As above, so below.
As within, so without.
As in the great, so in the small."

Hermes Trismegistos

"When there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character.
When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
"

Sathya Sai Baba

The underlying hirarchy

The main message of Astrology, that oldest science of man, is, that the causal, consistent time-space-bound reality does not exist, but that there is an underlying hirarchy which unites all aspects of creation in a great analogy.

Synchronicity: Everything that happens and exists makes sense, when you relate it to the cosmic principles, the hirarchy, of which everything is part.

If we take astrology for serious, we are overwhealmed by the far reaching implications. There is absolutely no hazard, everything is determined that way that it FITS PERFECTLY into a certain pattern. We only have to become aware of that pattern. This is meant with: "The truth will make you free." You will experience freedom the moment where you discover perfection, because then you don`t have to change anything any more, you are no longer expecting anything to change...

Subjective reality

The vertical paradigm says, that we can rediscover the cosmic principles in every part of reality, because each part contains the whole (like a hologram). But although the principles and the hirarchy seem to be are all-pervasive at a given moment in time, they seem to be expressing themselves differently according to from WHERE they are observed.

Example: Two people are born at the same cosmic minute, but in different places on planet Earth. They have different horoscopes, i.e. ascendents and aspectations, the same cosmic hirarchy and principles act differently in their lives!

Dimensional analogy

We are tied up to the fourth dimension named TIME. We have only a 3D consciousness and therefore cannot imagine simultaneous 4D reality, the very same way as 2D consciousness cannot grasp 3D reality, the 3rd space coordinate representing their time dimension. It is like a batch of snap shots piling to a cube which totally describes the 2D universe.

The beginning contains the whole process

As in the big, so in the small.... why shouldn't that be true for the time dimension as well? Analogously we can assume that every beginning of a consistant time thread (i.e. a human life, a journey, a project, a sequential information like a book) is containing the whole process until the end holographically, in a kind of "unsharp" form.

Example: The first seven minutes, the first seven hours, the first seven days, the first seven weeks, months, years - all are repetitions of the same theme - like the mathematical "Fuge" composition of Bach.

This is the reason why rituals and prayers are performed at the beginning of any activities or period, i.e. at awakening and before going to bed, because they already describe and contain the whole process! Suddenly everything makes deep sense again!

I freely interprete the Gayathri mantra (RealAudio by Sai Baba) the way that when being recited, it is connecting us to the great hirarchy (bhur, bhuva, svaha and tat, expressed through savitur) and asking for nothing but a clear intellect (dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat) in order that we might become aware of the above perfection. This might be the reason why its threefold recitation during the day is so important.

"In the beginning was the Word (Logos). And the Word was with God and God was the Word." This is pure metaphysics! The Poorna-Avatar is distinguished from the Absolute only by name (the Word?) and form. Is this form containing the Whole in a "more complete" way? Ganesh circled around ShivaShakti three times and won the race against his brother Subramanyam. Because he was aware that his parents actually contained the whole universe (holographically), he didn't have to travel through all the "rest" of it. So, what are the metaphysical aspects of worshipping your "choosen deity"?

Further discussion

One of the greatest discoveries in the area of vertical paradigm, self embeddedness, naked recursion, relationship between mind and matter - are the findings of Meru Foundation (see Unity of Faith ).