Happy Thanksgiving to every seeker, new or old:
Today, we continue our investigation into the operation of the ergoegotic center during wakefulness, meditation, and REM (and likely in NREM) sleep. As you recall, the ergoegotic center, or working ego, is the central point of our personal psychological space; that is, the point through which certain Eternal Qualia enter into our mind-brain for expression in the physical world. Rosicrucians would equate this psychological center to the operational center of the Soul Personality.
Deep introspective investigation into the elemental construction and functioning of our individual ergoegotic centers (and by deep I am referring to stretching ones awareness so to ‘hit’ the noetic limit of human experiencing–I call it the ‘Wall’) will demonstrate that only six eternal and unique Qualia support our aphysical Universe. One might say that the 6Q are the arm and five fingers of God reaching into our hearts and minds. I use the acronyms, ‘Koptic’ and ‘5Q+1’ to signify such Eternal Qualia. The first 5Q are direct Knowing, Observing, Presence, Intending, and Compassion (Caring). The last Quale is Transcendence, that is, that quality of the divine which allows us to begin and complete conscious evolution (nonmechanical and effort-driven).
These Qualia are experienced in their fullness when an aspirant has succeeded in deconstructing his socially-derived psyche by removing from immediate awareness all beliefs, all needs, all fears, and all labels defining the artifact called self. For the artifactual self is the vehicle utilized so to function effectively in the psychosocial world. Unfortunately, our education leaves us with the false belief that such self is our Soul Personality; rather than realizing that this vehicle was built around the ergoegotic center so to exist in the physical world. In truth, the ergoegotic center being no more than the manifestation of the 5Q +1 at the deepest center of the human psyche.
Keeping the above in mind, clearly, each of us possesses a single and individual ergoegotic center, clothed in many different memories and beliefs, so to form or many personas, or ego-states. What we experience as ‘self’ during all phases of Type II reality are no more than such ego-states arising automatically from interaction with our social environs.
Often, the personas appearing during our dreamtime are seemingly unrelated to our daytime personas–at home, at work, at the Lodge. Such difference separating wakefulness from dreaming. But, in truth, such personas are secondary to the fact that the ergoegotic center is a singularity and remains the same always.
Tomorrow, we discuss the Quale of direct Observing and how to use it to prove the above. Blessings.