The Manifestation of Kali in Universe as an Astrophysical Anomaly
By Persona Navitae 353.
There is no light, nor any motion.
There is no mass, nor any sound.
Still, in the lampless heart of the ocean,
Fasten me down and hold me drowned
Within thy womb, within thy thought,
Where there is naught-where there is naught!
From "Kali", by Aleister Crowley
In the beginning was the KAOS water, the pure creative force
of undivided being. Crowley called this "Nuit", which seems to be
the combination of the sky goddess "Nut" with the chaos God "Nu",
or "Nun". This was the potential for manifestation before the
dream of Siva, before the suffering of Sophia that coalesced into
the mist of dark reality. This primal force exits in a perpetual
state of non-being, always edging toward being. A binary movement
sets up from this tension of pre-creation, from a state of
collapsed oneness, to a state of open potential. This is the
struggle between Siva; the force of perfect order, and Sakti; the
force of pure chaos. In Siva is the need to collapse to stable
systems, the continual drive for one-ness that uni-fests as the
point monad of Kether on the Tree of Life. In Sakti is the need
for continual creation, the pure fertile need to populate
Universe with the divine sparks of mani-fested intelligence. From
these two forces arises the numinous Androgyne. This force exists
at the beginning of physical creation, from its parthenogenic
fullness it emanates across the Pleroma of the void, and down the
Tree to Malkuth.
This mythos is at the core of the unconscious and of many
creation theories. From the bliss of Androgyny comes the
suffering of Maya, illusion. This is the illusion of multi-
verse. Sophia, the divine mother of the Gnostics, was conceived
of as Androgynous but she broke away from her partner and
conceived the physical universe as a polarized order. The result
was the creation of ignorance, the demiurge Yahweh.
From the primal Nuit is created Babylon, and from her is Isis,
but what of Nepthys? She is hidden; present but unseen. Felt but
rarely named. In Indian theosophy divine Sakti exists as the
primal energy behind the static monad, Siva. She is Nuit in
Thelema, and her creation on the mundane level is Kali. In many
systems they are considered one, which is rightly so. The job of
Kali is to devour the ignorance of static non-creation and re-
create Universe with new potential for mani-festation. Left to
its own, Siva would freeze up Universe in a cage of entropy. This
is known to physicists as the "Heat death of Universe". Heat is
not a substance, not an energy. It is a process, "The
transference of energy by virtue of a difference in temperature".
When all forms of energy, Sakti/Kali, have been equilibrated
then no more growth is possible. Any divine sparks left in such a
state would no longer develope, all life would stop.
The Heat Death is only one scenario. It would seem possible
that Universe could go on perpetually if there were some way to
re-create it. All matter/energy would have to be sucked back in
and thrust out in another "Big bang". This "devouring" is well
known to devotees of Kali. In early myths she is known to devour
the demons who would upset the balance of space-time. Kali is the
Goddess of time, Kala. In time all things die and are re-born. In
time all ignorance is replaced by divine Gnosis, if we accomplish
nothing else in life we cannot help but learn. Experience is the
great teacher. At the end of time there is no manifested
existence, just the Satchidananda of bliss-being-consciousness.
Kali offers the bliss of Gnosis with one hand which holds the
Sangrail, freedom from fear with another raised, with a third she
holds the sword that destroys Universe, and with a forth she
holds a head to remind us that all situations will change, death
is the constant force of new life. She is naked because she has
no veils of illusion, and to remind us that the secret of
re-creation is in sexual bliss. She is black because she is
beyond human comprehension, this also ties in with the freudian
devouring mother, who is in the realm of shadow, we all will be
swallowed by Kali in the little death and the greater ones. She
dances on the corpse of Siva, who has over extended himself in
the attempt for divine Order. However, her dance has aroused him
even in death and she stands over his erect penis to accept the
seed of new creation.
In the early 1930's Edwin Hubble concluded that Universe is
expanding, and even in the 1920's evidence existed of such
expansion. It has been postulated that if there is not enough
mass in Universe then it will eventually suffer the heat death of
Siva. If there is enough however, then it is possible that the
expansion will slow down due to the drag of continual gravitational
forces that all matter possesses, and eventually return to a
single point where the explosive forces of the dynamic interplay
of matter/energy will cause a new expansion.
One method to determine if Universe has enough matter to halt
the expansion is to add up all the luminous matter. Matter exits
in particular, stable energy states. If extra energy is added to
a system, then the matter present would tend to jump to a higher
energy state. Every element has very particular states it prefers
and will not reside in any others. This is the rule of the Siva-
Order force in Universe. All chaotic energy states will either
jump to a higher state, and stay there as long as the extra
energy does, or it will ignore the extra force. When there isn't
enough energy to maintain the element in this state, it drops to
a specific lower state and sheds the excess energy. When this
happens we see it as a burst of light which will be specific to
each particular element. By examining the luminous evidence,
astrophysicists can determine how much matter is shedding light.
According to older theories all matter radiates light, and this
could be used to determine how much matter was in Universe.
Through these studies, it was found that there is only about 2%
of the necessary amount for re- creation.
In 1933, Fritz Zwicky discovered that galaxies were moving
much faster than they should according to the accepted theories.
Speculating from the amount of matter found through the
luminosity present, he found that galaxies should be breaking up.
The obvious conclusion is that there is more matter present than
can be seen. This substance became known as Dark Matter. Since
then numerous experiments have been devised to test this theory.
Vera Rubin showed that galaxies rotate as fast at the outer rim,
or faster, as they do in the inner. If they are less dense at the
outer edges, as the luminosity indicates, then they should move
slower. Jeremiah Ostriker and James Peebles showed that without
extra matter, galaxies would develope gravitational anomalies
that would cause them to collapse into other forms than the
spiral we usually see. It seems likely that there is Dark Matter
in Universe, and estimates now indicate that it could make up as
much as 95% of all physical creation.
What is this Dark Matter? Nobody knows, but there are many
theories. Sub-atomic particles, so small they don't radiate
visible energy, Neutrinos, Magnetic Monopoles (one sided
magnets), and Gravitinos (bundles of gravity, in the same sense
that Photons are bundles of light) are prime candidates. So far
neither Magnetic Monopoles, nor Gravitinos have been found.
Arcane knowledge provides some answers assuming we ask the
questions. If Isis is "Infinite Stars, Infinite Space", then
what is Nepthys? Being the opposite side of Isis we have to
assume she plays a part in Universe. And, if Kali's re-creation
of Universe is possible, then can we see it in the process? The
answer to both of these lies in the Dark Matter. In "Mumbo Jumbo"
Ishmael Reed referred to "Dark Isis". I found this very
intriguing at the time, and later found the connection in Isis's
dark twin, Nepthys. She is dark (like Kali) because she is
hidden, manifested but unseen. In his book, Reed speculated that
she became dominant when Isis was shedding lunar blood (sacred to
Kali), this is when the unfertile seeds are being discarded. For
the aspirant this is a time of great power, and danger. Nepthys
is the goddess of the night magicks, the red magick of Vamamarg
sometimes referred to as the "left hand path". Hers is the force of
re-creation which is so vital to the growth of the aspirant. IAO,
Isis-creator, Apophis (Set, husband of Nepthys)-destroyer, and
Osiris-re-creator. In Tantra, Kali is all three. She gives birth
to Universe, devours it when all life has expended its energy,
and re-creates it from the seeds of the old Universe.
It's uncertain whether there is enough Dark Matter to cause
the collapse of Universe, but clearly if there is a chance, it is
in this manifestation of the Dark Goddess. Her body is the body
of matter that lies "between" known spaces and stars, her power
is felt in the pull of matter itself, "Love is the law, love
under will" is the axion of gravity where all particles seek to
unite with all others. Her books are written in the night sky,
her rites are the rites of ancient humans awed by the power of
the Great Sleep, and equally awed by it's power of re-creation.
If Kali/Nepthys manifests at the end of time, it will be as the
mouths of numerous black holes, each larger one devouring the
smaller, uniting in one undifferentiated monad of space-time,
not only matter sucked in but the net of creation on which it
resides as well. In the Dark Matter is the new creation.
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