Thursday, September 8, 2011

Every man is an island

The expression, "Good feeling your vibe" is a unique one, and one not heard so often anymore. However, it may contain some deep insights.

As we have discussed in previous posts, John Anthony West in Serpent in the Sky presents extensive evidence, based upon the brilliant insights of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887 - 1961), that the ancient Egyptians understood the importance of harmonics and vibrations on many levels, and incorporated that knowledge into all aspects of their culture, from mathematics, to medicine, to literature, and of course to architecture and art. For previous discussions of this evidence, see this post, this post, and this post.

If these scholars are correct, the concept of "vibrations" -- as well as the idea of "good vibrations" and "bad vibrations" -- is a very important concept indeed, and one that the ancient Egyptians took very seriously.

In his 1961 book Sacred Science: the King of Pharaonic Theocracy, Schwaller de Lubicz discusses his belief of the importance of this subject to human beings, which he labors to demonstrate was a belief shared by the ancient Egyptians as well. He explains:
The higher animals, as well as the human animal, are totally bathed in a psychic atmosphere which establishes a bond between the individuals, a bond as explicit as the air which is breathed by all living things. In this psychic ambiance, every human can be compared to a radiating energetic source offering a kind of vibration of its own which is received by the other beings. Beings can be more or less aware of this, depending on the degree of their mental neutrality. 153.
Later, he explains the same concept in slightly different language, saying:
In reality, every living being is in contact with all the rhythms and harmonies of all the energies of his universe: The means of this contact is, of course, the self-same energy contained by this particular living being. Nothing separates this energetic state within an individual living being from the energy in which he is immersed, if not the cerebral presence, such as is the case with man. The animal does not lose this contact as it is not yet in possession of this mental "superiority." 163-164.
It is very interesting that de Lubicz expresses this energy source as "a kind of vibration," which in terms of physics could be described as a wave (all vibrations can be expressed in physics in terms of frequencies, which is a method of describing a wave in time, just as wavelength is a way of describing a wave in terms of distance, and wavelength and frequency are related such that knowing one will allow the determination of the other).

The assertion that everyone we meet is "a radiating energy source offering a kind of vibration of its own" brings to mind the wave patterns created by islands in the ocean (see diagram above), and the traditional navigation techniques used by the Polynesian Voyaging Society described in previous posts (see here, here and here). The techniques used by the wayfinders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society were passed on to them by master navigator Mau Piailug (1932 - 2010), whose ability to sense distant islands by the "vibrations" they gave off is described in the 2009 book Wayfinders by Wade Davis:
Expert navigators like Mau, sitting alone in the darkness in the hull of the canoe, can sense and distinguish as many as five distinct swells moving through the vessel at any given time. Local wave action is chaotic and disruptive. But the distant swells are consistent, deep and resonant pulses that move across the ocean from one star house to another, 180 degrees away, and thus can be used as another means of orienting the vessel in time and space. Should the canoe shift course in the middle of the night, the navigator will know, simply from the change in the pitch and roll of the waves. Even more remarkable is the navigator's ability to pull islands out of the sea. The truly great navigators such as Mau can identify the presence of distant atolls of islands beyond the visible horizon simply by watching the reverberation of the waves across the hull of the canoe, knowing full well that every island group in the Pacific has its own refractive pattern that can be read with the same ease with which a forensic scientist would read a fingerprint. 59.
This is a stunning metaphor for the same concept that Schwaller de Lubicz is talking about with regard to human beings, each of whom he says has the same kind of "personal fingerprint of vibrations" that Davis describes above regarding islands in the Pacific. The phrase "no man is an island" comes to mind, ironically, in that according to this view we are actually quite similar to islands in one way, and yet connected by the ocean that carries these vibrations, in which we are all "totally bathed" at all times, in the words quoted above from Schwaller de Lubicz.

Curiously, this appears to be a possible connection between the ancient science of harmonic manipulation which thinkers such as Schwaller de Lubicz and John Anthony West perceive in the ancient Egyptians and the ancient science of deep ocean navigation which the ancients also appear to have possessed (as we discuss in other posts such as this one, this one and this one).

Based on this information, the phrase "good feeling your vibe" should perhaps make a comeback.