THE MEANING OF ‘BEYOND DUALITY’
By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.
Duality, as the word implies, means two states, two poles, both of which arise from a division of unity. The unity aspect of this energy mechanism will be at least 4-dimensional, projecting into 3D but a more detailed description is beyond the scope of this article. Nevertheless, it is explained in the new physics section, under The Basic Energy Unit: The Vortex. By 4D we mean a direction at right angles to 3D, into inner space.
What kind of existing references do we have for the word ’duality’? Eastern philosophy, in particular Buddhism, recognises the dual nature of material reality and that enlightenment is a non-dual state. The yin/yang of Eastern philosophy is an expression of the duality. We might see what is meant by the Buddhist’s statement the middle way, or moderation in all things, or even the concepts wholeness, whole foods (grains), holy, balance, etc.; the oscillation in the duality is balanced—not biased on one side or the other. The individual is operating at the midpoint in the swing (for example, yin to yang), from positive pole to negative pole (note that ‘negative’ is like the mirror-image of ‘positive’—it is not bad unless we are dealing with the negative psychological dualities). However, to the degree that one is operating at this midpoint, one ascends the gradient 3D to 4D, eventually rising above the dualities into higher frequencies and integration. At this enlightened level one perceives both sides of any interaction or communicating system.
The term ’duality’ is commonly used in New-Age material, but its only reference in orthodox science is in quantum theory, notably the wave/particle duality. A discussion of this is also beyond the scope of this article except that it is of interest to note that this wave/particle duality* can be interpreted as being a manifestation of the ‘vertical’ duality from higher dimensions to lower, as opposed to ‘horizontal’ polarities—to be explained.
Within New-Age material these two different dualities, vertical and horizontal, are not at all clearly defined. The term duality is used indiscriminately. However, vertical and horizontal are not independent. One may picture a ‘vertical’ oscillation from 4D to 3D but, simultaneously, as the swing descends into 3D, it divides and oscillates ‘horizontally’. It is one whole, though. This configuration, two poles on the same level then a third one ‘above’ the other two (diagrammatically forming a triangle) but located in inner and higher space is a basic element for all structuring (see article on the triad principle in New Education, Part VIII). The two 3D poles require the third one ‘above’ for their existence and integration.
This could be called a 4-polarity system: two poles vertically within which function two poles horizontally. The energy can be pictured as coming ’down’ from the unity and wholeness of 4D, or higher, down the gradient 4D to 3D and creating the material reality in 3D. At this level, the matter of atomic structure manifests as a result of the positive and negative poles (horizontal duality) interacting. Thus the smallest element of practical structuring for our universe is not a particle (or particle/antiparticle (alone), or positive and negative) but this triad, a 4-polarity system. However, as we shall see, there are many polarity levels along this gradient.
Now at the mind level this duality is the nature of the ego: thinking in dichotomies (good or bad, etc.), carrying out selfish acts, and just emphasis on self and what is considered normal; even the over separation of subjective and objective. These states of mind split the energy, creating opposite poles. These mind frequencies though are of much higher rates, and the magnitude of the energy (oscillation span in space and time) must be thought of as much larger than at the atomic level.
Now frequencies of life and the environment increase as we go up the scale of dimensions. The oscillations increase in rate and are more correlated—that is, are more in phase, in harmony—attaining greater unity in higher dimensions (but this is then part of a larger picture—a higher level which does not have negative dualities).
Thus we find there appears to be two categories of the horizontal polarity. There are natural ones: gravity/antigravity; male/female; positive charge/negative charge; north/south poles; particle/antiparticle; yin/yang, etc. Negative and deleterious dualities would be: perpetrator/victim (evil/receivers of evil); love/hate; happy/sad; enthusiasm/depression; rich/poor; imbalanced male/female characteristics, etc. We see that there are many mental and emotional polarities. In this negative category, which a civilisation steeped in turmoil such as ours will manifest abundantly, the dual state will always be compulsive. All compulsions are dichotomous (two poles). Both sides are extremes and have degenerating consequences. We see that, for example, ‘enthusiasm/depression’ is negative in the sense that if enthusiasm is dependent on external stimulation and involving a compulsive exaggeration, the opposite ’depression’ will also be readily available and stronger. Each tends to generate the other. A sane and evolved society would only have the constructive polarities.
It may be necessary to point out that there are two types of separation here. There is 1) the positive separation, which defines degree of individuality and ability to think for oneself, and 2) psychological polarities, giving a further (sub-) separation into duality, producing the undesirable dichotomies (operating one side of the duality).
It is important to note that in the above dualities, the individual may be stuck on one side, that is, experiencing one pole for a long time before flipping over to the other pole, or it could be, say, hours or less with some dualities. Nevertheless, the above psychological dualities are all based on ego conditions (over-emphasis on self).
In the case of the gravity/antigravity dichotomy we are on one side of these opposites. This is not an aberration though but these poles would be expected to evolve toward their unity. (Note that both poles would be gravity but each is antigravity relative to the other—antigravity would be the opposite (anti-universe) side along a 4D direction—see article on gravity.)
A further property of the physical universe is that although there is a holistic relationship between one pole and the other (they are complementary and form a unity when resolved), these oscillations (from one pole to the other) are generally out of phase with other oscillations. Even some of the natural oscillations such as atoms are, in general, out of phase with their neighbours—a property of this 3D and, at the psychological level, giving an arena for problems and lessons. Thus the oscillations, even for atoms, are not in step or in phase with their neighbours (except in advanced spacecraft propulsion systems, or large quantum states, unity, Bose-Einstein condensates).
Let us consider the duality, evil/receivers of evil. There is no single pole, evil, on its own. It can only be created with an opposite such as receivers of evil (victims). From a higher non-spacetime perspective there is no evil because it is already ‘cancelled’ from this higher viewpoint—this mechanism of dualities protects the whole. From the higher perspective both sides are perceived simultaneously—each side, perpetrator/victim requires the other for balance. This may be hard to believe but again it is physics and not so different from phase-conjugation of energy and time, etc. in quantum mechanics. External balance will be sought, but internal balance and unity of the two poles, present in both parties, must be achieved to remove the evil (and also the victim role).
Remember, the two poles, if they come together, disappear and are replaced by higher-dimensional unity. (In particle physics the particle and antiparticle when they come together form a unity no longer detectable in 3D.) This doesn’t necessarily mean evil and receivers come together to form unity—though they could mindwise—but that this duality (evil/receivers) is an external reflection of the same duality within the individual’s internal world of consciousness (mind, spirit, etc.). When the internal condition is balanced, the external negative behaviour disappears—is no longer part of the person’s reality.
There are other kinds of (horizontal) dualities or pairs which we do not recognise as opposite. For example, in quantum physics there are such pairs, called conjugates (already mentioned), as time/energy, position/velocity**.
Let us now take a brief look at ‘vertical ‘ duality. In quantum physics, quantum reduction occurs from the quantum reality (of phase-correlation, which is holistic) to the material reality (phase-randomisation), that is, in one step. This could be called a ‘vertical’ duality. Energy is oscillating into our material reality (and out again) from the quantum reality. (In truth though this is a fine gradient from higher dimensions to 3D, etc.)
From the new physics viewpoint the energies are transducing from higher dimensions to lower dimensions, that is, from greater wholes to lesser wholes (and also the reverse of this is occurring lesser wholes to greater wholes—quantum regeneration).
What happens to the two-polarity system as we ascend the scale, that is, evolve (this applies to both the nature of matter and consciousness)? One theory is that the opposite nature of this oscillation on the lower levels gradually converts to a cyclic ‘oscillation’ in which the two poles are assimilated, unified, and in effect rotate around in a vortex action—now ‘aiding’ one another rather than opposing. Thus both sides of, say, a love/hate dichotomy would gradually become more compatible, making the compulsive aberration of either side easier to overcome. In addition, in this ascension process, separate vortices become more in phase with one another. Undivided wholeness (for example, a quantum state) is created by putting its parts into phase (into harmony, resonance, ‘on the same wave length’). The parts are now only potential within this holistic system but can manifest on lower-dimensional levels as separate parts, representing the whole. Note that 4D geometry, or a flow in 4D, can avoid conflicts of direction; what would be an opposition in 3D (for example, two arrows pushing against one another in an oscillation) can be a continuous uninterrupted flow in 4D. Hence the use of the word ‘cyclic’.
The undivided whole is effectively a single pole operation—the nondual nature of consciousness. It would appear to be cyclic. Realities will thus be expected to be structured out of harmonic vortices in the upper astral, mental and spiritual worlds with the potential to be free from conflicting opposites.
We thus see that ‘beyond duality’ is referring to evolution into the higher-frequency worlds, in which the negative dualities are eliminated. Nevertheless there will still be positive polarities, though (as already alluded to) even these would decrease in degree of separateness and approach unity, for example, gravity/antigravity but, in particular, the particle/antiparticle characteristics (see cosmic map article). The latter duality (particle/antiparticle), included in the list above is a positive natural polarity and extends into higher universes, for example, as particle and antiparticle universes. Let’s take this a little further.
Understanding fractals was a huge breakthrough in mathematics and science. What is not recognised is that fractals extend internally as well as externally. It will be found that polarities are also fractalised. Our particle/antiparticle dimension is within the context of a further higher-order particle/antiparticle system, and so on, that is, there will be a hierarchical system of polarities. The reason why science falls into the trap of not being aware of this, is illustrated by the experimental observation that the particle and antiparticle in collision annihilate one another—thus giving a zero and a mental and intellectual barrier which one cannot expand beyond (knowledgewise). But if it is recognised that this zero is relative; and in fact relative to the next higher-order fractal level, then one will avoid dogmatic, closed systems, which clearly prevent the proper evolution of knowledge. Thus the particle and antiparticle coming together apparently form a unity (in inner space), or zero (in our space), but actually is now part of another and thus has a polarity bias in the next fractal level. It is now part of a level-2 polarity but with poles less separated, less contrasted; and so on for further higher levels going back to total integration, source (and no polarity), just as a twig connects back through branches to the tree trunk (source).
The above discussion of extended and hierarchical polarities is far too brief here for much comprehension but it links up with the cosmic map article in the ET section, which for this comparison is recommended to anyone sufficiently open-minded and non-dogmatic.
*Briefly, although all basic energies are vibrations, that is, of a wave-like nature, these energies will manifest a particle reality when observed objectively (by out-of-phase detection systems which include the ego perception). If one allows the energies to pass through two apertures (as in the two-slit experiment), an interference pattern is created on a screen. This verifies the wave nature of the energy. However, if one uses a detection system such as a photon counter, the energy will manifest a particle reality. Thus whether wave or particle characteristic depends on the method of observation. This is called a contextual observation; what is observed is in the context of the observer. Science has not yet recognised that all experience and perception is in the context of the observer. Man creates (and selects) his own reality—within fractal limitations and preset experiential programmes).
**The wave-particle duality of quantum theory, although it has its counterpart in the above-mentioned duality—position/velocity (or momentum)—can be considered to be a ‘vertical’ duality since the waves have many probabilities, indicating higher dimensions (the particle is one probability in 3D). Nevertheless the wave-particle duality, from a lower perspective, might be considered to manifest a horizontal polarity, for example, an oscillation between space (an expansion) and a point (contraction into the particle).
Transcending The Duality Paradigm
By David Nova
The DUALITY PARADIGM
What is a duality paradigm, and why do we need to transcend it?
Duality exists in nearly every aspect of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual existence. We have day and night, light and dark, sun and moon, proton and electron, matter and energy – all examples of natural duality.
We are born male and female, with two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, and two nostrils. Even our brains are divided into hemispheres, left and right, one side generally considered analytical and the other creative.
For the most part, we are programed to prejudge all things in creation as either good or bad, better or worse, desired or undesired, depending upon our individual or cultural perspective.
Though such obvious examples of duality appear self-apparent, we often overlook how systems of duality subtly control and manipulate us. Humanity has created many systems of duality for itself, artificial divisions created in the mind – conservative and liberal, Republican and Democrat, West and East, capitalism and communism, religious and secular, winners and losers, normal and deviant. We categorize ourselves with labels to identify and separate ourselves – the preoccupation of the ego. We often feel better about ourselves by thinking less of others.
Such belief systems might lead us to experience states of emotional duality, such as love and hate, happiness and sorrow, contentment and resentment, hope and fear. We value and encourage the positive states of duality while rejecting and suppressing the negative ones. However, this practice creates an imbalance, causing us to reject the emotional parts within ourselves that we dislike. Then these feelings externalize, creating a circuit. perpetuating this duality.
DIVIDED WE ARE CONQUERED, TOGETHER WE STAND
We live within a dualistic Universe, and some sources claim that this third density version of Earth is the most polarized expression of that duality. Our hidden so-called rulers did not create this duality. They simply manipulate the system that is already present, playing on our hopes, our beliefs, our fears, and prejudices, fostering these artificial divisions – all for the purpose of steering us along a desired road, to solidify external systems of power and control.
Instead of appreciating the attributes we share in common, as human beings, as energetic beings of spirit having a human experience, we often focus on the things that make us different – the color of our skin, how much money we have, our political views, our sexuality, our religion. We segregate ourselves. We apply labels. We make judgments. We assign stereotypes. We discriminate. These divisions only serve to imprison us in opposing camps, us vs. them, much like the feuding families in Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” the Montagues and the Capulets.
Systems of duality create tension, friction, hostility, aggression, conflict, and perpetual war. An everlasting peace will never emerge from our current internal paradigm. Peace is incompatible with our illusions of duality. Yet we can peacefully coexist within a dualistic Universe by healing and transcending the divisions within ourselves.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL
The story of humanity falling into duality goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. As the tale goes, Adam and Eve were tempted to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and thus they learned the truth about Good and Evil. Until that fateful event, they existed in a state of innocence, as animals or small children exist without ego, unconscious of themselves.
Personally, I believe the Eden story is merely allegorical, that it conveys a larger spiritual and/or psychological truth. In metaphysical terms, this transition of consciousness would be described as second density ascending into third density. Some have speculated that there may have been some extraterrestrial or extra-dimensional assistance involved with this transition.
In my metaphysical series, “Season of the Serpent,” I explore the nature of duality using fiction to illustrate a grander expression of the Eden story. In these novels, the wars of Earth have been manipulated by multi-dimensional extraterrestrials on the Astral Plane. In turn, these beings are themselves manipulated by two primal forces of consciousness masquerading as divinity, as divine representatives of good and evil, the Lord of Order and the Lord of Chaos.
Together they created and maintained the physical Universe —a perpetually unfolding, multi-dimensional manifestation of living consciousness. All life was inexplicably held together by the tension of their cosmic tug-of-war. Matter and anti-matter, proton and electron, illumination and darkness—for every force in the Universe there was an equal and opposite reaction, a system of duality held in balance. The manifest Universe would not exist, sentient life could not exist without their polarity principle. Yet life caught in polarity was in perpetual conflict, colliding and repelling, constantly at war with itself.
“If you had no fear, you would have no evil,” the other replied. “If you had no ego, nothing would be perceived as being good or bad. All would be perceived as being necessary to learn. You would realize that there is no death, therefore nothing is ever lost.
“This is the mystery you relearn again and again, trying to understand your true nature. How can you experience healing if there is no sickness? How can you experience compassion if there is no cruelty? How can you experience reunion if there is no separation? You create this duality in order to define yourself. Unfortunately, the evil you perceive has become necessary to awaken you. Will you awaken from fear or surrender to it? This is the question the Universe asks and the answer you seek.”
These learned concepts of good and evil create the sub-concepts of sin, separation, judgment, and guilt. One man’s “good” is another man’s “evil.” One nation’s just war is another nation’s genocide. Generally, good and evil are cultural constructs. Slavery is a cultural construct, and many generations considered slavery a necessary and justified institution despite the objections of their slaves.
In our fallen state, this third density Earth exists in a trap of perpetual duality. However, it is merely a limitation of our consciousness, a handicap that we cling to because we cannot see beyond our own limitations, our narrow minded perspective. We cannot perceive the unity of all consciousness, or the constant energetic flow that passes between us. We are connected by our very thoughts, yet we believe our thoughts are our own, privately locked away inside our heads. We are alone. We are lonely. We feel separate and incomplete. Our ego is constantly telling us that we are better or worse than everyone else.
Yet we have the power to climb out of this illusion, out of our minds, out of our preconceptions and misconceptions, out of the limitations of duality. Duality is our grade school teacher. Duality allows us the opportunity of appreciating light because we are in darkness. Duality encourages our consciousness to expand. It forces our spiritual growth. This world, this playground would not exist without the forces of duality in play, and we would be formless and changeless without this experience.
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL DUALITY
In his article, The Meaning of ‘Beyond Duality,’ Dr. Noel Huntley describes duality as “two states, two poles, both of which arise from a division of unity.”
Eastern philosophy, in particular Buddhism, recognizes the dual nature of material reality and that enlightenment is a non-dual state. The yin/yang of Eastern philosophy is an expression of the duality. We might see what is meant by the Buddhist’s statement the middle way, or moderation in all things… the oscillation in the duality is balanced—not biased on one side or the other.
However, to the degree that one is operating at this midpoint, one ascends the gradient 3D to 4D, eventually rising above the dualities into higher frequencies and integration. At this enlightened level one perceives both sides of any interaction or communicating system.
Eventually, we all must graduate from the classroom of duality. We do this by accepting what is. We do this by internally releasing our swords, by turning the warring left and right hands of duality into partners with a handshake. We do this by appreciating the difficult lessons we came here to learn. We do this by recognizing that all of us are one – there are no illusory opposing sides in higher consciousness. We are one being of universal creation with the power to recreate our own world. We do this by realizing that achieving world peace means achieving oneness – common purpose and collective goals.
There are no shortcuts. There is no technology, no financial reset, no external solutions that will make us release our separateness. Only by giving up our separateness will we begin to share our technology freely, allow free energy, allow financial freedom and shared abundance. The cart cannot be put in front of the horse. The horse must pull the cart. The transformation must begin within, only then will it bloom externally.
NOTE: A wonderful example of releasing our separateness is the Fix The World Project’s campaign to open source the QEG (quantum energy generator.)
Within New-Age material these two different dualities, vertical and horizontal, are not at all clearly defined. The term duality is used indiscriminately. However, vertical and horizontal are not independent. One may picture a ‘vertical’ oscillation from 4D to 3D but, simultaneously, as the swing descends into 3D, it divides and oscillates ‘horizontally’. It is one whole, though. This configuration, two poles on the same level then a third one ‘above’ the other two (diagrammatically forming a triangle) but located in inner and higher space is a basic element for all structuring. The two 3D poles require the third one ‘above’ for their existence and integration.
The triangle is a sacred form because it illustrates this principle of integration – the integration of dualities, rising to a new higher vibration of consciousness. The ascension process requires the integration of our various internal dualities.
Positive + Negative = Neutrality
Male + Female = Divine Union
Order + Chaos = Synchronicity
The darkness uses an inversion, or a perversion, of this process, a synthesis to create a lower vibration of fear.
Problem + Reaction = Solution = A New Order out of Chaos
THE DUALITY OF VICTIM AND VILLAIN
Without this awakening, this inner graduation, systems of duality will continue to control and manipulate our lives. We are stuck in grade school/high school with the playground bullies making our lives miserable.
Let us consider the duality, evil/receivers of evil. … From the higher perspective both sides are perceived simultaneously—each side, perpetrator/victim requires the other for balance. This may be hard to believe but again it is physics and not so different from phase-conjugation of energy and time, etc. in quantum mechanics. External balance will be sought, but internal balance and unity of the two poles, present in both parties, must be achieved to remove the evil (and also the victim role).
Remember, the two poles, if they come together, disappear and are replaced by higher-dimensional unity. … This doesn’t necessarily mean evil and receivers come together to form unity…
When the internal condition is balanced, the external negative behaviour disappears—is no longer part of the person’s reality.
This is a difficult concept for many people to grasp. The emotional duality that results from trauma and victimization often makes a detached, objective perspective nearly impossible. This is why trauma and victimization are such powerful tools for the darkness. They fracture our holistic thinking. They reinforce the duality systems that manipulate and enslave us. Our media reinforces this paradigm daily.
Thus our instinct is to require punishment for the villain and justice for the victim. However, this mentality is just another form of self-perpetuating duality. The Universe gives us this desired duality in the form of Karma.
Karma has us replaying the roles of victim and villain again and again. Each one of us, in a past life, may have played the villain, perhaps requiring us to return in another life to play the victim, to balance the psychic energy within this Matrix system.
Imagine that you are playing a rather violent video game. You are stuck at a certain level, unable to progress. You are killed every time you make a wrong move, yet you return to the same point in the game. You are forced to complete the level, not because you are being punished by some insane game master, but because you the human player not your Avatar, has chosen to master this task and complete the game.
Likewise does your soul choose to return again and again to master the duality game.
The goal of Ascension is to learn our soul lessons, transcend these illusory dualities, and balance our Karmic debt, removing the need for duality, allowing us to step out of the game. We accomplish this through acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude. In the higher densities, there is no longer any need to continue playing villains and victims.
TRANSCENDING THE PARADIGM
Our systems of duality have been constructed to manipulate our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Darkness uses duality to keep us divided, at war with ourselves and with others. We are better controlled that way. But when we shine with light and truth, we work to dissolve our illusory divisions, we dissolve the duality, and we become one people united in purpose and vision.
All this is as easy or as difficult as changing the way we think, changing our thoughts, our beliefs about the world we live in. It’s a process, learning to see ourselves as all the same, as connected, as part of something much larger than ourselves, opening up to the knowledge that the Universe is a living breathing being of consciousness – which is us. When we heal the duality within ourselves, we heal the duality in the Universe around us as well. The internal change eventually becomes externalized.
About the Author
David Nova is the author of the metaphysical fiction series “Season of the Serpent.” He is a truth-seeker, a Wanderer, a blogger, and was the moderator of Deus Nexus: Messages For An Entangled Universe. For additional information about the author or his novels, visit his website, or his Facebook page.