The Self and the Mouth of the Cave
This is the third part of the extract from Life Is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’.
To explain what is meant by the vibrations that I have just been speaking about, I can at once take as an excellent example the causes of the fact that today, enemies with an unusual inner attitude toward me are multiplying in great numbers, and I am now in relationship with them on all sides.
Among the diverse characteristic aspects of this unusual inner attitude on the part of the multitude of my enemies, we shall take for our explanation only the following:
There is not, so to speak, a single one of my sworn enemies who, in one or another of his ordinary states, would not be ready to “sell his soul for me.”
What an absurdity! each of my readers will think. “How could one and the same man possibly have two such diametrically opposed attitudes toward another person?”
Yes, from a superficial point of view, it is absurd—and all the same, in reality, it is so.
Indeed, it is an irrefutable fact, a fact that can be demonstrated at will in all its details, not only on the practical level—I mean to say, by normal means available to everybody—but also scientifically, by making use of all the “diagnostics” of the various branches of the official science of our day, such as jurisprudence, chemistry, physics, medicine, etc. . . . and, it seems, psychoanalysis itself.
Moreover, nothing is easier to demonstrate than this, in the first place because suitable subjects for study can be found free of charge by the thousands, and furthermore—and this is the most important—because such investigations have as their point of departure a principle I have already established and formulated in a manner fully acceptable for every category of learned being.
This principle, which is beyond scientific dispute, I have defined in the following terms:
The sharpness of the contradiction which appears between two diametrically opposed actions is directly proportional to the duration of their meeting.
And, in truth, it is so. The more someone has direct relations with me, the more strength he shows later in the diametrically opposed actions that he manifests towards me.
And this psycho-physical combination, which arises in the reciprocal relations of people—although unbelievable at first sight—operates in general in the simple manner which I am about to describe.
First of all, you must know that throughout the entire Universe every concentration, to whatever species it belongs, has the property of giving off radiations.
Given that in man the formation of the three totalities of functioning of his general psyche appears as an arising of results issuing from diverse sources, each of these sources must itself also have the property of giving off radiations.
Just as the radiation of every cosmic concentration consists of vibrations emitted by a corresponding source, so too the vibrations issuing from the processes of each of these quite distinct totalities of functioning that make up the general psyche of man have a density and a degree of vivifyingness of their own.
When there is a contact between the radiations of different cosmic concentrations, blending of the vibrations takes place according to their “affinity”; similarly, when the vibrations given off by two people come in contact, blending occurs among those of the vibrations that correspond to each other.
In order to explain by analogy certain features of the radiations of a person, I shall take as an example the radiations given off by our Earth.
The general radiations of the Earth, the totality of which manifests as the atmosphere, consist of three independent classes of vibrations, issuing from processes that take place in the very heart of the Earth between metals, metalloids and minerals.
We will publish the final part of this next month.