reece wrote:Dear John,
In the early chapters of your book you wrote about the 4th dimension being reflective of the auric field. I can't say that I truly understand this (extremely important) statement... perhaps I should hold fire on this until I have read the whole book??...??
Best regards, Reece.
Let me begin with your closing statement. Yes, studying the subsequent chapters of the work will put everything into proper perspective. The passages that you cite in the early stages of the work, regarding the cross of space and time, are preparatory for that which is to follow. It is analogous to practicing scales on a musical instrument in preparation for performing a masterpiece.
The key to understanding what the exercise is leading up to is in the mind of the observer, not the geometric object in space. In other words, a one dimensional object becomes a two dimensional object by virtue of the observer. Thus, when you add a third line at a 90 degree angle to the center, a three dimensional object is created, as you correctly stated. So, yes, if the observer remains outside the object in question, it remains a 3D construct, by virtue of removing the observer from its center. However, if the observer centers the construct, all planes in the cube faces, both inside and outside can be viewed simultaneously. So we are not speaking of a drawing on paper, but of the mind's ability to see all sides of the construct through a 4D perceptual shift to the center.
The essential point of this perceptual exercise is to develop our latent abilities to engage with life on multiple levels of understanding. Perhaps, the most important implication of this particular chapter is the idea that we have lost that ability over time. In other words, spiritual realities of life simply cannot be perceived with the physical eye. However, that is not to say that the physical eye does not register the effects of spiritual perception. The auric field is just such an effect. But that effect is not causal in and of itself.
The problem with understanding all this is that we have become so heavily dependent upon visual phenomenon (seeing-is-believing!) that we have forgotten that such imagery cannot convey the true scope of the spiritual realities from which all physical forms manifest in this realm of time.
Thank you for participating in this forum. Your insights are valuable.