Excerpts from the book
That is just about as far as the ancient
accounts of Draco take us. The whole myth, if it has ever been told,
has not been recorded in the detailed context and significance I am
going to reveal now.
So in reading what follows it is necessary to 'look through' the actual appearance of the part of the heavens I will be describing and to try to relate to the supporting structure of myth or truth behind it. This is what the ancients managed to do. They did not invent the myths. The myth, or truth, was already there, as it is at this moment. It would be completely wrong to regard the Draconic myth as imaginative fiction.
This myth - which necessarily will be seen to touch upon myths of all ages, in all places - is nearer to the whole truth, the truth, than any statement that can be made from sense-perceived experience.
The solar system is part of the myth I
call the Draconic Transverse. As every myth must have its physical
symbol, its appearance in the world, the Draconic Transverse is
represented by a gigantic sphere in space thousands of cubic light
years in volume with the constellation Draco at its north pole. The
physical extent of the Draconic Transverse is so enormous that its
main stars as seen from the earth are regarded as fixed -
The Draconic Transverse determines how
we exist, evolve, perceive, live and die to exist again. At this
stage of evolution we cannot go beyond it in any way whatever except
as it, our reality, permits.
Draco is indeed a dragon or serpent. Its
head is Yang and its tail is Yin. The profound cosmic principle of
Yang and Yin is the mythical bridge between outer and inner. Yang is
behind the apparent external created by our looking out consciously
into the unconscious streaming down on to the surface of the earth;
Yin is behind the unconscious within. Together, they represent the
extent of the unconscious reality, which can only be sensed through
myth. Myth alone transcends all conscious parameters.
From the earth's viewpoint, Draco's tail - Yin - ends deep in the unconscious of the human mind, beyond the psyche, within the mind of the earth, the mind of the one earth spirit. Between the head in space and the tail within is the serpent's body. This is man and all the species both living and dead.
For humanity (as distinct from other
life-forms which may inhabit other planets or star systems within
the Draconic Transverse) Yang surveys the universe relevant to sense
perception. Also, seeing far beyond sense-perceptive evolution and
to galactic factors that even our creator Sun is unable to perceive,
Yang conveys to Yin the state of the galaxy as it affects the
terrestrial mind in considerably more profound ways than we can ever
be aware of.
Yin, deep in the terrestrial mind, is
beyond time; it is the principle of abstract knowledge attuned to
the original spiritual idea of the earth. Yang determines the time
at which any aspect of that idea within Yin's knowledge is released
to rise and eventually make its first appearance in the human psyche
as differentiated ideas and finally as the objects of the earth
Yang is a principle, not a function. Although it is the positive principle behind the idea of action, it does not act. Yin, the negative principle, is all-knowledge of the earth-idea and in lacking the need to know any more, it too is powerless to act. The action connecting Yang and Yin is provided by a cosmic power called Real Energy. Real Energy is not energy as we think we know or understand it. This is because it operates outside our sense-perceptive time-frame.
Real Energy is time-less, instantaneous
and manages to perform what is impossible in our physical time
gradient; action-without-reaction, action-without-consideration,
action- without-pause - instantaneous flow or being. Real Energy is
the power which keeps life on earth moving and therefore evolving.
Without it life on earth would be static, stationary, impossible.
The energy is thus the conveyor of the knowledge of the earth-idea to the senses and the catalyst of action at the sensory level. The result is the natural world we see around us. It is the combination of the timeless Real Energy and its power of action in expressing the earth-idea through sense that creates being. There has to be being to perceive existence. Without being there is no existence. And the being perceiving it all is the being/person reading these words.
Nothing permanent is accomplished apart
from the continuation of the human race and the world as an
historical whole up to this moment. In out sense-perceptive world of
cause and effect, life or knowledge loses its instantaneity and
becomes historicity or the past. Because Real Energy is timeless
there is no interval in it. But time as we know it consist of
interval: everything takes time. Even the movement of the second
hand on a clock takes time. And so we live in the past.
The objective of evolution can be said
to rid the world of subjective considerations, which means ridding
ourselves of self. When I say that Real Energy and knowledge are
'objective' I mean totally objective, that is to say the subjective
(what we regard time and ourselves) is utterly eliminated from the
perception. The result is being, now.
To participate we must have something real and of value to contribute. In evolutionary terms, our contribution to the whole can be gauged by the condition of our world in relation to the harmony, justice and well-being of mankind. Our appalling lack of consciousness in these respects will be known to any developed cosmic intelligences in the immediate universe. And any that are undeveloped cannot know about us any more than we know about them. So our apparent isolation will continue until we have something better to give than our curiosity and selfishness - until we are bent on space-travel not for what we can get out of it, but for what we can give.
Both in living and life after death we
all combine like cells to form one single evolving terrestrial being
within the universal reality. Through the Yang-Yin Real Energy
connections of the Draconic system, our sun, the earth, the planets
and other stars and cosmic bodies contained in it communicate with
and inform each other, exchanging and integrating their continuously
changing evolutionary tones or states.
But no Real Energy whatever goes out from him into the cosmos until he dies. This energy, the value of his life just lived, becomes a part of cosmic evolution by passing through the death band into Level Four, There, Yin - Draco's tail within the terrestrial mind - absorbs the information and passes it into the full Draconic system of Yin and Yang which unifies inner and outer existence.
At our present level of development only
life and death - the Draconic syndrome - produces real or cosmic
As the real value of a man's past life passes out of terrestrial mind via the Yin/Yang Draconic connection, it disperses and manifests throughout the entire universe. Because the man has always been a part of the universe his energy pervades even the most distant nebulae and is in every energetic expression originating anywhere in the universe. Every cosmic influence received on earth has to have his number on it.
These influences - released as time by Yang - are the external factor that at the right moment will trigger the man's conception and birth, just as eventually they will trigger his death. At the precise moment of his birth (or conception) the entire universe, and more specifically the Sun and planets, will be in certain positions relative to the earth.
Together these configurations - correlating to the place, year, month, day and time the man is born - will present the nature of his self-made future in the language of universal symbolism. If the positions of the cosmic bodies (Yang) can be mapped and the symbols correctly interpreted (Yin) for the moment of his birth (the earnest endeavor of astrologers down through the ages), the result will indicate not only his self-made nature or future but also the cosmic assistance and resistance he will encounter in endeavoring to realize the full potential of his new life.
Furthermore, the subsequent positions of
the cosmic bodies will show the events affecting the man's life at
any particular time.
Man is a composite of three notions of time on which the cosmic forces act - the future, the past and the present. A man's future is what he constructs after death out of his power to love. This is his real future - not his imagined or projected future or his bid to escape from death.
Because it is real it has no interval, no sequence, and therefore cannot be conceptualized or thought about. This future consists of two aspects. As Yin it is the abstract outline of his next life left in the Yellow Plane at level three. As Yang it is represented by the sun and other cosmic bodies that trigger the new life experience. The man's self-made future will be the broad outline that his life will follow and, as his inner Yin, it will assert itself as his feeling of free will.
But in fact it can never be lived as he intended or designed it. He will always yearn inwardly for something that never eventuates to his satisfaction. This is because the future he made for himself will be modified from its inception by external cosmic influences which represent the evolutionary contribution of the rest of the immediate universe to his life. As he affected the universe so it now effects him.
It is this 'old' man in the man, which
will often confuse him in his new life by seeming to work against
this self-made future. The Yang aspect of man's past is represented
by an external cosmic body - the moon. Acting on the fluids of the
body the moon's influence strengthens the man's emotional
identification with the past of fixed perceptions, memory
impressions and family, social, national, religious and cultural
For humanity every thought and
consideration is in the past; most of the time is spent thinking or
talking about the past and to a lesser degree about an imaginary
future. Very little of the world is ever perceived as it is in the
present moment; it is seen through the screen of past impressions
and opinions, likes and dislikes, regurgitated feelings and false
For the most part people live out of the past in the world of the senses. Invasion of the intellect by the self is felt in its most noticeable form (if felt at all) as changes of mood (Yin) manifesting as changes in behavior (Yang). But more widely, behavioral changes represent cosmic and planetary influences transmitted by the sun (Yang) acting on the emotional self (Yin) via the brain and glands.
As the sun, symbolizing enlightenment, actually illuminates the moon, symbolizing resistance and attachment to the past, so it forces changes on the sentimental and emotional self. As the moon's influence holds the man back by making him resist change within himself, the sun's influence goads him on to dare to dare and fulfill his potential.
The moon makes him seek the safety of the herd, or the comfort of the womb, while the sun tries to tip him out into the world to live creatively, originally and individually in line with the life he scripted for himself. And gradually, through the traumas of living, man's lunar attachment to his emotional organism is broken and converted into solar love - cosmic consciousness.
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