“Tattwas of Woman”

Analogy is the reality, and reality is the

Everything that is part of the new Boutique of Arts™, including the design of the web site, incorporates principles of universal energy and universal analogy applied through geometry as frequency, color, shape, and placement.

The following information, in three categories provides some explanation of how the Boutique of Arts™ new orientation was inspired. I have endeavored to keep the text of each category as brief as possible; however, what I have written hardly touches the surface of a singular Truth (of many expressions) that is so comprehensive in essence as never to be comprehensive in form, especially mere words; nor have I touched the surface for using such Truth to serve modern purposes and modern art.

Analogia Entis . . . by any other name . . .

Analogia Entis, which translates as “analogy of being,” is a theological doctrine of medieval origins, its principle being that an analogy exists between the sensible world of human consciousness, and a divinity that created ALL. A less theological definition would be that every individual component of the universe is related to every other component, and all components together form a whole greater than itself but no less a part of itself. A scientific definition would be that all differentiated matter in the universe is an analogy for the undifferentiated energy composing it. An artistic definition would be that every art form is an analogy for the Truth and Beauty in human experience, which inspires every art form.

On a mundane level, it can be observed that when one element or part of the universe suffers, the whole suffers, not in immediate effect perhaps, but definitely over time; conversely, when the whole benefits, all parts and elements benefit. As theoretical ideals, both free enterprise and socialism are analogies for this principle, so too are organized religion and organized crime. When systems fail and collapse or alternately flourish through propagation of negative conditions, human ignorance or misunderstanding of Natural Law and its principle of analogy is to blame. 

For example, it is not coincidence but analogy that heart disease has become epidemic as the world’s highways, freeways, and waterways – the arteries and veins for life-sustaining transportation and trade – become polluted, clogged, and disabled from the high {blood} pressure demands of greed and speed, which function against principles of Nature. The inner city, the “heart” of every metropolis, has long suffered stress from either impoverishment and crime (what classical medicine would diagnose as deficiency) or inflation and elitism (what classical medicine would diagnose as excess). Hence, as the heart of life in general suffers congestive failure from distorted, manmade standards of being and living, the individuals composing human life suffer also, analogously.

Samkhya, Pharaonic Consciousness, Quintessence, and Zero Energy

Analogia is the name given by the Greeks to geometric proportion, historically defined by the Roman architect Vitruvius, but in principle first conceived in ancient India and Egypt. 

Results of my own research have put me in agreement with those scholars who believe that the ancient Dravidians of India influenced or even created the foundations of Egyptian civilization; however, regardless of origins, the scientific, philosophic, and artistic output of both these cultures conveyed infinite analogies, as part of an ultimate analogy, between the universe, the laws and expressions of nature, and the human being.

The classical Indian philosophy Samkhya, which predates and has influenced all other philosophies, is a complete science founded on axiomatic mathematical logic.

The principles of Samkhya at once parallel and exceed classical laws of physics and support even the most recent discoveries in quantum mechanics.

In simplified Samkhya, the origins of the universe are explained according to five elements, known as tattwas in Sanskrit, which in combination form the essence of all matter, all that human consciousness defines as “reality,” but ultimately the whole of existence as well as eternity. These five elements, in descending order, are ether, air, fire, water, earth. Each element corresponds with a geometric shape – oval, circle, triangle, crescent, square. Among infinite other analogies, the tattwas also correspond with the five senses – sound (hearing), touch, vision, taste, smell – and the five tastes in traditional cookery, e.g., Chinese Five Spice, Indian Curry: bitter (ether/air), pungent (fire/air), salty (water/fire), sour (earth/fire), sweet (earth/water). The tattwas correspond with the energetic forces in Western physics: ether equates with nuclear energy; air equates with electrical energy; fire equates with thermal energy; water equates with chemical energy; and earth equates with mechanical energy. In the vitally important biogeochemical carbon cycle, carbon exchange (ether) occurs among the atmosphere (air), biosphere (fire), hydrosphere (water), and geosphere (earth). 

According to Samkhya, ether is the primordial element from which emerge the other four elements as states of matter: gas (air), plasma (fire), liquid (water), and solid (earth). 

In the twenty-first-century M-theory of physics, quintessence is identified as the fifth known contribution to the overall mass-energy content of the Universe, the other four derivative “elements” being baryonic matter, neutrinos, cold dark matter, and gravitational self-energy. 

Long before M-theory physics, the term quinta essentia was used by ancient alchemists to describe an invisible realm in which the four elements of matter intermingled to produce worldly effects. 

In Einstein’s theory of a cosmological constant, the invisible, non-measurable part of the universe, which amounts to over 90 percent, is not dead and empty but active and full – of itself and everything else, which in turn is full of the cosmological constant.  

The tattwas in Samkhya each correspond with a color, which for ether is darkness or blackness. This ancient conception of ether analogizes with the modern physical description of quintessence as being “dark energy matter” or “zero energy.” 

Important to understanding the tattwas is that each is specific without existing independently; all are in constant, creative interaction, which includes destruction defined as transformation, not annihilation. 

In geometric terms, tattwas are external configurations – physical analogies – for abstract realities. The human being exists as a tattwa of tattwas, a configuration of not only the elements of universal life force, which animates all life forms, but a configuration of consciousness that can perceive, comprehend, define, organize, direct, and ultimately utilize life force as creative energy greater than its natural, diffuse state alone.

In Pharaonic Egypt, temple murals were not merely accounts of daily life and spiritual beliefs and practices but were scientific and philosophic records that by today’s standards qualify as esoteric fundamentals in the fields of quantum and holographic physics. 

More than analogies for language, the Egyptian hieratic system of writing, as well as hieroglyphics, were geometric analogies for the actual human being as the source and user of both language and its symbols. This same principle was expressed in ancient Egyptian architecture as the Pharaonic analogy of “Man” being the center of the universe.

In particular, the Temple of Luxor is architecturally rendered to exhibit within its design the exact proportions of “Man,” thus exhibiting the mathematical, geometrical structure of the cosmos and its centrality and true identity within human consciousness.  

Primordial Signatures: The Graphics of Nature

Like a library of supreme wisdom, inherently vast from its genesis yet with the capability to grow ever more infinite in expression, the intelligence of the universe has always self identified and self catalogued and ultimately self analogized its every detail, purpose, and movement for the sake of its own order and for the sake of the human being within that order.

As early humans became conscious of nature and of being part of nature, they began to actively participate in contributing to nature’s account of itself, its development and evolution, and its cycles of devolution within evolution.

“Primitive” perceptions and worship of plants, trees, animals, and geological formations as sources for guidance and wisdom in fact amounted to a sophisticated comprehension of an analogous and therein spiritual relationship existing throughout all parts of the universe. 

Ancient Vedic, Egyptian, Mayan, Celtic, Native American, and other cultural depictions of humans having botanical and animal characteristics were less evidence of categorical polytheism than simply an understanding of all parts of nature being interrelated and inter-supportive, with advantage most often being on the side of primary nature in not having the human nature’s faculty of reason; to the ancients, reason was a limited capability of the mind that offered discipline as its only benefit, whereas “spirit,” physiologically analogous with the heart, was the true seat of authentic intelligence and therefore the source of “problem solving” – problems, the ancients believed, being most often the result of excessive and erroneous reasoning.

The renowned “Doctrine of Signatures,” which forms the history of herbalism and has contributed to the basis of all philosophy and theology, all art and science, including the concept of archetypes in human personality, is simply the observation that everything in the universe is essentially unified and bears a common seal or “signature” of a Creator, and within this common state exists infinite diversity expressing itself through individualized signatures. Outer characteristics in nature – sounds, shapes, colors, etc. – are quite reliably indicative of an inner or essential energy principle being represented; hence, outer characteristics can be analogized or matched with other things of similar outer characteristics in order to form a supportive relationship – an energy correspondence and exchange – for a specific purpose, such as healing, agriculture, or architecture.

The principle of fractal relationship in geometry is a modern analogy for the concept of basic formations – signatures – existing universally and relatedly in different proportions and patterns, as can be seen depicted throughout the artworks of nearly every ancient culture the world over.

In music, many classical works can be fractally reduced to 1/64 of their full compositions yet still retain original and recognizable integrity and signature. 

Modern stem cell research is based on use of specific genes that are “universal markers” – signatures – present in all stem cells for healing and repairing great masses of cells, such as tissue groups and whole organs.

The pollen grains of flowers are proven geographic and calendar indicators – signatures – that can identify botanic origins.

Intrinsic parity in physics suggests that if the universe were reflected in a mirror, the laws of physics would be identical: the inherent, functioning symmetry of the universe would be the same in reflection as in “reality,” a perfect signature remaining original however many times it may be analogized, duplicated, and individualized, yet without ever being repeated or forged. 

Despite so much evolution of human knowledge, the simple truth, the innate wisdom, the “progenitor” state from which all knowledge derives is that whether in looking at the stars or in looking at a rock, we are seeing ourselves and everything else, individually and as a whole.

We are the analogy, and the analogy is ALL.