25 Nov Otto Maier’s Apocalypse
The diary entry of Otto Maier – 19 April 1938, only contains one word: – Apocalypse! –
The word apocalypse means to take something out of hiding, to reveal something formerly hidden. “Occult” knowledge was only occult to, or occluded from, those not granted the eyes to see it … What did Maier see?
René Descartes (1596–1650) is, of course, famous for the gnomic words “I think, therefore I am”—that is to say, the only certain knowledge we have for our existence is that we are thinking about it. This lodging of being within the capacity to reason is fundamental to Descartes’s peculiar outlook.
Descartes set great store on the reasoning function of people because he believed that that was the most divine aspect of the human being. It is for this reason that Descartes favored mathematics as the most reliable tool available to the reasoning mind. For Descartes, mathematics existed whether he was thinking of it or not. Why? Because God thought that way.
God does not have senses as a human being does. Therefore, God’s perception of the world must be consistent, to a degree that we cannot perhaps know, with the means by which he created it. In short, God used mathematics, which is a certain form of demonstration, impervious to opinion and consistent in and with itself, unchanging; whereas, by contrast, our senses continually deceive us. Sense experience is dependent on any number of unstable factors. What looks one color during a storm looks different on a bright morning.
Descartes was looking for a unified theory. He understood that only geometrical properties (length, breadth, height, and depth) were essential to matter. Combined with motion, these properties explained natural phenomena rationally.
His physics did not depend on human sense experience but on mathematical facts about material things. These facts could be grasped by minds with otherwise utterly different sense experiences to our own. An alien could, as it were, understand these things, or a god. Thus, Descartes’s theory distinguished between properties that things intrinsically possessed—shape and size, for example—and things they only appeared to possess: color, smell, and other sensible qualities.
The turning point in Descartes’s life appears to have come after going to Breda in the Netherlands in 1618 and volunteering for service in the army of the Dutch prince Maurice of Nassau. At Breda, he became friends with a Dutch mathematician called Beeckman. On November 10, 1619, he had a daytime vision in his room. For him, relying not on mathematics but on immeasurables, the vision was a divine revelation of his task in life. He would unfold a scientia mirabilis, a wonderful science.
Just look at the illustration above. Observe the color of the X-shape on both sides of the illustration. The left is a dark X and the right one is a bright one, isn’t it?
Now bring your eyes to the top of the image, where both crosses meet … In reality the color of each of the X’s is the same. Could this too got something to do with the quote of Rolf Dietrich in Maier files stating – “Parzival also means straight down the middle” ? Maier Files – where nothing is ever what it seems … More to come!