Arvindus

Contemplationam

Psi

  • Title: Contemplationam, Psi.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: © 2021 Arvindus, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 202103171.
  • Edition: html, first edition.

The term 'psi' is in English used to refer on the one hand to paranormal phenomena or faculties and the therefrom issuing psychic forces and on the other hand to the Greek character 'Ψ', in Greek known as 'psei'.1

This 'Ψ' has the shape of a trident and symbolizes triplicity or a trinity (being a triplicity as a unit). The figure of the trident as resembled by the character 'Ψ' can also be seen to consist of the numeral '3' being turned over and placed on top of the numeral '1'.

Now the trident as an instrument or a weapon is being wielded by the Greek mythological god Poseidon and his Roman equivalent Neptune.2 The name 'Poseidon' is in the ageless wisdom considered to stem from the (translated) name of the last sunken island of Atlantis, being 'Poseidonis'. This island sank away about fifteen thousand years ago where now the Azures are.3, 4

Now the name of that island can be read as 'Posei-donis'. And with 'donis' in line with 'Adonis' etymologically understood as 'lord',5 and 'Posei' being a clear phonetic equivalent of 'psi' (or in Greek 'psei') in which the 'o' is swallowed, may Poseidon be understood as lord of psi.

That the name 'Poseidon' can be traced back to the last sinking island of Atlantis also sets the regarded to god as a personification of the Atlantean race.6 Now this race developed the human faculty of emotion and its corresponding astral magic or lower psychism,7, 8 and to this the at the start mentioned English definition of psi corresponds. It is also the case that emotion is elementally symbolized by water,9 and thus Poseidon, the lord of psi, wielding the trident of psi, rules over the waters.

Now 'Neptune' is not only the name of the Roman mythological equivalent of the Greek Poseidon. It is also the name of the planet that esoterically corresponds to devotion and emotion.10 And therewith the interrelating lines between psi, Poseidon, the Atlantean race, water, emotion and lower psychism are thus strengthened.

These lines are even more strengthened when we see that the astrological sign for Neptune consists of a trident with a horizontal line at the bottom forming a lower cross with the longer or bottom vertical line: ♆.

This monogram of Neptune, which is indirectly also the monogram of Poseidon, is reminiscent of the earlier contemplated Christian chi-rho or Χ-Ρ monogram: ☧.11 This monogram was found to refer to Christ whereby the ellipse of Ρ represents spirit and the Χ the cross of matter. The Χ-Ρ monogram thus symbolizes the descent of spirit into matter, which then form the intermediate Christ-principle of consciousness.12

Now when this line of thought is extended to the symbol of Neptune and Poseidon we discover it to be a Ψ-Χ monogram. But 'Ψ-Χ' reads as 'psi-chi', reads as 'psyche', and the psyche then comes to be understood as the descent of psi into matter.

Written with a capital 'Psyche' is also the name of a Greek and Roman mythological young lady that fell in love with the god Eros or Cupid.13 She is often depicted as a young lady with butterfly wings.14 This is of significance because the butterfly is an old symbol of the soul or the consciousness principle.15 Psyche being depicted as a lady with butterfly wings then comes to symbolize the soul as incarnated in a human form, comes to symbolize the consciousness principle clothed in matter.

The butterfly in a lady as a symbol of psi in physical man still corresponds with the way the same is symbolized by the trident being wielded by a lord. However where the trident is rather a symbol of water there is the butterfly rather a symbol of air. This is acknowledged by the Greek 'psuché' carrying the meaning of 'breath'.16 And air is the elemental symbol of the plane of intuition.17 So where the trident of Poseidon relates psi to emotion there relates the butterfly of Psyche psi to intuition.

This seems contradictory because emotion is a faculty of the personality or the lower man while intuition is a faculty of the soul or the higher man.18 But this seeming contradiction can be reconciled when psi is considered as the dual principle relating emotion to intuition. And this makes sense. For in the process of human evolution the emotions of the solar plexus and the personality have to be transformed into the intuition of the heart and the soul.19 And this process is dual. For on the one side the emotions have to be made receptive for the inflow of the intuition, and on the other side the intuition must me poured into the emotions. Poseidon represents the first on a racial scale and Psyche represents the latter on an individual scale.

Psi, thus we may conclude, regards in essence the transformation of emotion into intuition.

Notes
  1. Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0), Oxford University Press, 2009, psi.
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Ultimate Reference Suite, Version 2015, (software), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2015, Poseidon.
  3. Helena P. Blavatsky, 'Theosophical Glossary', in: Theosophical Classics, (CD ROM), Theosophical Publishing House, Manilla, 2002, indic. p. 258. "Poseidonis (Gr.). The last remnant of the great Atlantean Continent. Plato's island Atlantis is referred to as an equivalent term in Esoteric Philosophy."
  4. Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission, Volume I, Share International Foundation, London, 2010, p. 182. "One last remnant, the island of Poseidon, where the Azores now remain, sank about 15,000 years ago."
  5. Oxford English Dictionary, Adonis.
  6. Helena P. Blavatsky, 'The Secret Doctrine, Volume II', in: Theosophical Classics, (CD ROM), Theosophical Publishing House, Manilla, 2002, indic. p. 775. "Poseidon is not only the personation of the Spirit and Race of Atlantis, but also of the vices of these giants."
  7. 'Ageless Wisdom, The Root Races', Index: 202008161.
  8. Alice A. Bailey, 'Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume I', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, indic. p. 379-401. "Old Atlantean magic and the lower psychism are upon us again in the great turning of the wheel of life, […]"
  9. Alice A. Bailey, 'A Treatise on White Magic', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, indic. p. 242-253. "Air is the symbol of the higher life in which the Christ principle dominates, in which freedom is experienced and the soul comes to full expression. It is the symbol of the buddhic plane, as water is of the emotional."
  10. Alice A. Bailey, 'Esoteric Astrology, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume III', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, indic. p. 242-253. "Neptune, being the sign of the Deity of the waters, is related to the sixth ray which governs the astral or emotional plane of desire."
  11. 'Contemplationam, Etymological and Esoteric Roots of 'Arch', 'Arc' and 'Ark'', Index: 201103261.
  12. 'Ageless Wisdom, Triplicities in Man', Index: 201308292.
  13. Lucius Apuleius, The Golden Ass, Being the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, W. Adlington (translator), S. Gaselee (revisor), William Heinemann, / G.P. Putnam's sons, London / New York, 1922.
  14. William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volume III, Oarses-Zygia, John Murray, London, 1873, p. 564.
  15. Helena P. Blavatsky, 'The Secret Doctrine, Volume I', in: Theosophical Classics, (CD ROM), Theosophical Publishing House, Manilla, 2002, indic. p. 74. "[…] the caterpillar and chrysalis from which springs the butterfly, the Greek emblem of Psyche, the human soul."
  16. Francis Edward Jackson Valpy, The Etymology of Words of the Greek Language, In Alphabetical Order, With the Omission Generally of Plants and Sometimes of the More Uncommon Animals, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, London, 1860, p. 189.
  17. Note 9.
  18. Note 11.
  19. 'Phrases, The Butterflies in the Stomach', Index: 202005082.
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