There are a number of different usages of the word Matrix around. For our purposes, let’s have a fresh look.
Simple Definition of matrix:
: something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms
: something shaped like a pattern of lines and spaces
: a container that can be filled with a material (such as very hot metal) to give the material a new shape
The word has come en vogue through the Hollywood trilogy of the Wachowsky brothers. There it describes a fictitious world, called the Matrix, where reality is a computer simulation. This is a concept akin to Digital Physics.
When we look around in literature, we will find a lot of usages of the word ‘Matrix’ as the system which keeps humanity imprisoned in various ways. This then is about mind control but this is not the way we are using it here. The best examples I know of are Jon Rappoport’s Exit from the Matrix, The Matrix Revealed, and Power Outside the Matrix, all linked to on the site No more fake news.
In Polar Dynamics I, we describe the Ifá Matrix of 16 by 16 energies that is creating a total of 256 patterns which are called Odu. The image displayed with this article, shows the pattern known as Oshe-tura as an example.
When I first used it this way (well before the Matrix Trilogy), I was more thinking of the usage of the word Matrix in the mathematical sense. But in Ifá, besides being one of the female Orisha, Odu can also mean uterus. Which means, in the end we are using it there both ways. In Quantum Fá, I compare this Matrix of 256 polarities to David Bohm’s concept of the ‘hidden variables’ underneath Quantum Mechanics. In Digital Physics, there are strong arguments for assuming a base matrix of 256.
In short, we are looking simply at the structure of the Universe itself and not at the manipulation of humanity. We arrive at a classification of the basic elements of Life, Universe, and Everything. We may postulate that there are physical equivalents in the Universe if we look at Quantum Mechanics. But if this is so or not, doesn’t matter for the purposes of using it the way we do.
If we look at the original definition of the word Matrix as that substance from which everything originates, we use the word ‘substrate’ for this ‘realm’.
Sure, if we blame our problems as human Beings in this world on charged polarities, or polarizations, we could also use it in the sense of ‘being caught in the Matrix’. Keep in mind, though, that we see the Odu Ifá Matrix as a playground for Beings and not as a prison. That the game has been rigged is not the fault of the engineers that created and uphold this matrix (which we call the Dreamers). It’s like complaining about the cinema equipment if we don’t like the movie that is currently shown.
[Note added July 27th, 2016] above should be added to a revised edition of Polar Dynamics I, below is PD II, nothing for the faint-hearted. Skip it if you are not familiar already with the terms.]
As above, so below, does not hold true for the Matrix parameters, the Universe above ours (Orun) has 36 triads instead of 16 base polarities. Chris’ Magick-Universe-Matrix page) In short, we find different ‘matrices’ above and below ours.
There is yet another matrix we can access in advanced processing. This is a grid, at least 3-dimensional, of points in the space below the space of the physical Universe – the ‘void-space’, called kshetra in Sanskrit. These points contain information clusters from which the Being extrapolates its inner model of the World. Awareness of these data sets as a ‘collection of different items’ breaks the illusion of the Universe, at least temporarily.
Seeing objects or concepts as different items is an ability that ‘ordinary’ humans are unable to do without training. In fact, they may laugh at you for making such a silly proposal. Gotamo Siddharto has pointed that out 2,500 years ago. We need to engage in a practice of it, a practice that some people find uncomfortable initially. Like in Original Buddhism, we take two objects and perceive both at the same time and ‘as different’. This, of course, is the principal way of depolarizing a charged dichotomy, such as an Odu Ifá, but also works for simple extremes on a scale of just one item. Example for the item ‘temperature’: feel ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ at the same time in two different locations of the body. (Warning: this polarity on the body can turn on symptoms of the ‘common cold’. If so, continue, of course, until they turn off again.)
Lastly, it is not enough to simply ‘crash’ the Matrix. We need to learn, through practice, how to reconstruct our Universe vision intelligently after such a reset. The same holds true for our other methods of ‘escaping the Universe’. This is limiting these kind of ‘hacks’. They are still useful to ‘get the picture’, so to speak.
As always, look for yourself!
Note (July 26th,16):
this article is a draft for a chapter in Polar Dynamics II, by Max Sandor (and Ed Dawson, I presume, and perhaps Chris Melchior ??). The discussion on kshetra (Pali: ketta) should be an article on its own. As Ed pointed out elsewhere today, the INSIDE of the INSIDE is essentially the OUTSIDE of the OUTSIDE and not accessible from the senses WITHIN any of the Universes. This depends of course from your where you look. If you remember the slogan of the Sandorian Grove in the past “Where within the Outside of the Inside is without the Inside of the Outside”. This Insight (sic!) was rather an insider joke and referred to kshetra. Access of this realm equates dropping out of all Universe chains but not yet submerging into the substrate (cp. Chris’ Universe page).
Again, of course, this is hopelessly confusing until you choose to look for yourself!