Expanding on thoughts from part 1: Duality (pt.1)
The truth is in plain sight.
Torus | Taurus | Aura | Torah
The aura that is all around us, flowing through us and in everything.
The Torah (also known as the first five books of the bible | bi-bull) was spelled out with letters derived from the torus (as Stan Tenen’s work describes well, mentioned previously). Are they, perhaps, the same thing? Would not the truth be universal and free of doctrinal requisition?
Torah | Aura | Toral | Aural | Oral
relating to the ear or the sense of hearing.
by word of mouth; spoken rather than written.
It might not be hard to believe at this point that our aura, which I imagine as our own individual torus field, is very much connected to what we hear and, in turn, what we say… aural | oral – from aura.
In fact, the ripple effect of the very words we speak seems infinite. What we say and do does matter tremendously!
The torus, represented by the taurus bull (a symBULL as pointed out by SynchroMiss). Taurus bull, a symbol of a strong force. There are opposing forces – opposites on either side – and between them a center.
Center | Centaur
monster in Greek mythology, with the head, torso, and arms of a man joined to the body of a horse, late 14c., from Latin centaurus… derived from Greek kentauros.
According to Wikipedia… “The Greek word kentauros is generally regarded as being of obscure origin. The etymology from ken + tauros, ‘piercing bull‘, was a euhemerist suggestion in Palaephatus’ rationalizing text on Greek mythology, On Incredible Tales, which included mounted archers from a village called Nephele eliminating a herd of bulls that were the scourge of Ixion’s kingdom. Another possible related etymology can be “bull-slayer“.”
< Thoughts on this: The ‘piercing bull’ idea brings with it a notion of breaking free of the torus. The tale of Parzival and the holy grail seems to be about this as well. Parzival etymology breaks down to ‘pierce, breakthrough the valley.’ The valley is ” the river-land between two ranges of hills (vale etymology).” Is this also the narrow path?
According to Greek mythology, the centaur slays the bulls. The centaur pierces the bull.
Referring once again to the crossbow analogy:
I wonder if the hidden meaning of “Centaurus” (cen-taurus) implies the culmination at the center of a torus. As both opposing forces of the torus are ultimately governed by 0-9, as all things are encoded using these numbers (ten digits each side, 10×10, or 1 and 9 9, as in one hundred). Cent is known to mean ‘hundred,’ such as cent in French and the one cent coin (1/100 of a dollar). The term ‘percent’ is to represent a fraction of one hundred. And in line with recent revelations, cent brings us back to scent, nose, gnosis.
Cent | Scent | Nose | Knows | Gnosis
From Old Portuguese cen, from cento, from Latin centum…
cen – one hundred; 100
Usage notes: The indeclinable form cen means “one hundred” only…
Does it seem a little bit like cent in this theme is the unity of opposites? The centaur to the taurus? The bull-slayer? The magnitude of left multiplied (or amplified) by the magnitude of right? 10×10, or one more than 99 (9 and 9)?
Perhaps that’s a reach on my part… but it does get increasingly difficult to attribute anything to coincidence these days. This reasoning does bring us back to the importance of the straight and narrow path, which leads to life. Not to the left, not the the right but straight through the center. All of these cross symbols do seem to represent life, as best as I currently understand them:
- Ankh appears be unity of opposites. To be specific, it is in the similitude of a female womb, with a left leg and right leg spread apart (duality) and the male phallus in the center, the narrow path leading to life.
- Greek Cross (our plus sign) is, of course, used in our mathematical expressions to represent increase, addition…
- Saltire (our multiplication sign) is ironically (or not) used again in our mathematical expressions to signify multiplicity. To “be fruitful and multiply” is the foundational function of life.
- Christian Cross is a slight deviation from the Greek cross which appears to take on more the form of man, mapped out perfectly by a man on the cross, with the legs below and the left/right arm on either side. This, again, as with all cross symbols, appears to signify the unity of opposites leading to life. The path between fire and water.
Contrarywise, the ‘equal’ sign (=) consists of two parallel lines, never crossing. This is because it does not represent equal AND opposite, but ONLY equal. To be ONLY equal is, really, in my humble opinion, to be nothing at all. Everything in existence must have its opposite, as is clearly evident with any amount of honest reflection. The light must be contrast by the shadows. For example, to say you are a man is to say nothing at all, unless there exists a woman also – an opposite. The opposite must exist for either to exist.
A brief Interjection: Society today is offering us a false equality not properly balanced by opposites. This is inevitably leading to pure chaos, breakdown and destruction of life itself.
= + x
Interestingly, the difference between ‘+’ and ‘x’ is about 45 degrees… or 9. But that’s getting a little too abstract for even me.
If there should be life (“good”), there should also be death (“evil”). But the marrying of the two can’t be described by either, just as violet is unlike red and blue. The union is indescribable by opposing terms. Just as the crossbow uses left and right forces to hit its target, we in the same manner might transcend this physical plane. I’m not by any means implying partiality (a little bit good and a little bit bad), but a completely extraordinary state more in line with perfection if there ever was one.
A final thought on unity of opposites…
A cross is all about going across. It is our map to navigating this torus realm, the apple of the knowledge of opposites. Going across (a-cross) the gnosis (nose’s) bridge to real eyes (realize) and behold the Just One.