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                   Footprints in the Chamber - Towards a Quantum Qabbala, 
                                        by Fra.: +0- 
           The Qabbala has through the ages been used as a directory towards 
           the understanding of the universe and man`s relationship to it. 
           Since former Aeons of magick have had their perceptions rooted in 
           the observance of simple cause and effect relationships, the Qabbala 
           itself, having attained its nascence in the earlier traditions, was 
           unfortunately bogged down by this limited apprehension of the 
           universe. Here mathematics as used in a more or less Pythagorean 
           context provide a sort of key with which to approach the 
           unfathomable nature of human consciousness. 
           To this very day there are groups which still adhere to and openly 
           practice the more traditional ramifications of Qabbalistic 
           principles which are still firmly rooted in the mire of Nineteenth 
           Century Newton-sewed-it-all-up-there-are-no-more-mysteries physics. 
           But of course, owing to the leaps and bounds acquired by a very 
           unpredictable but consistent quantum model of reality as observed in 
           our laboratories, this simplistic view is necessarily obsolete. We 
           no longer live, we have learned (if indeed we ever did) in a simple 
           cause and effect universe where the source can always be gleaned 
           from observable effect. For the same reasons, Newtonian-based magic 
           must give way to a more quantum model. Newton`s apple must now take 
           into consideration Heisenberg`s Uncertainty Principle. The secret 
           wisdom must follow suit towards quantumization. 
           Another unfortunate tendency of some modern practioners of Qabbala 
           is to continue to regard everything from the standpoint of the 
           Demiurge, Yahweh, which of course is the basis of the now obsolete 
           (and dangerous) Judeo-Christian foundation of religious thought 
           which has held western civilization in its thrall for about two 
           thousand years. Personally I find it amazing that modern 
           practioners, who despite no real Semitic disposition still practice 
           an unmistakably orthodox Jewish mysticism. It was Aleister Crowley, 
           that great Qabbalistic agent provocateur, who initiated the process 
           of liberating the Qabbala from its otherwise Judaic orientation. 
           (This is not anti-semitism but a necessary step towards individual 
           development. It must also be stated that a Qabbala had been in use 
           centuries earlier by the Egyptians. The Jews merely adopted it to 
           their own religious precepts. They didn`t invent it. The actual 
           origin most likely predates Egyptian history.) 
           Crowley emphasized that the enlightened magician must, after careful 
           study and application of his knowledge, develop his own Qabbalistic 
           framework. By virtue of this the magician has arrived at a more 
           chaotic paradigm in opposition to a purely empirical view. Crowley, 
           by adapting the Qabbala to a Thelemic context initiated that first 
           leap forward into the quantum age. Thus, the foundation for a more 
           quantum/chaotic system was lain. 
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           I would like now to redefine the secret wisdom in terms of 
           quantumization as follows: 
           "The Qabbala is a table of observed synchronicities wherein multi- 
           dimensional potentia overlap into the field of perception implying a 
           correlation/interaction as perceived on a three-dimensional plane." 
           The sum of the parts of the whole is determined by conceptual 
           visualization and the observer`s ostensible observation thereof. It 
           is therefore merely a perceptual tool for perceiving hidden meaning 
           in the world determined entirely by the perceived-perception of the 
           perciper (in the language of Satre), which will alter its form and 
           content (via expansion and contradiction) according to the 
           percipere`s own innate tendencies. 
           The qabbala is no longer merely a mathematical construct of an 
           ordered universe as conceived by divine will. Instead it becomes a 
           kind of computerized network of extra-sensory information. Even the 
           idea of a prima causa itself may be inadequate as well. This idea is 
           based solely upon a linear time frame and is therefore a corollary 
           of our erroneous perception of time whose actual nature may tend 
           more towards the cyclical. Primitive man, for example was very well 
           aware of this fact, and acted in accordance with it. (This may have 
           to do with primitive people being more in tune with their own 
           circadian rhythms. This expresses a more lunar-intuitive cycle 
           rather than our own solar one.) If perception of time is based upon 
           natural rhythms which effect the body coupled with our observance of 
           nature, then our concept of time is entirely contrary to what nature 
           itself is telling us. We are thus unaligned with a proper time 
           framework. Since a cycle is essentially a circle, no beginning or 
           ending can be found. And, it is already been theorized that there 
           are other dimensions of reality in which time as we know it (in a 
           durational, linear sense of perception) simply cannot exist. 
           The universe has again and again defied our attempts a definable 
           order upon it. Yet, mysteriously it does seem to act intelligently, 
           even though this cannot be grasped by a rigid point A to point B 
           structure. What emerges is a kind of chaotic mandala structure, and 
           it is the task of quantum qabbalism to apprehend, as much as is 
           possible, the interior of this structure. This opens the doors to 
           practical mysticism as opposed to impractical mysticism. The qabbala 
           must then be updated to accommodate this vital realization in regard 
           to its properties of being able to regulate perceptive awareness via 
           interacting forces springing from more or less hidden dimensions 
           whose effect is known but not the cause. 
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           The understanding of the intention of creation is a product of the 
           mind of the qabbalist himself. The fabric of reality is thereby 
           flexible, effected by his own experience of it, and in turn, this 
           experience determines his perception of it, which is altered by the 
           interaction of these elements, more clearly understood as a 
           transaction. In other words, one perceives his environment and that 
           environment by virtue of one`s perception of it begins to act 
           accordingly to the reality model which is believed to be true. This 
           could be described as a kind of Copenhagen Interpretation as applied 
           to qabbalistic principles. The qabbalist then shares a unique 
           position of receiving qabbalistic impressions via observable 
           systematic synchronicities by means of inclination represented in 
           his own psyche. These impressions will translate back as meaningful 
           data insofar as the transaction between observer and the observed 
           becomes enacted. His perception modifies the universe and in turn, 
           the universe modifies his perception. (This can serve as a 
           representation of the union of microprosopus and macroprosopus.) The 
           feedback of this required information will be meaningful to him 
           alone as it is a byproduct of his own psychic field. He becomes a 
           kind of decoder of esoteric information which he has learned to 
           From this quantum/chaos framework the qabbala can be regarded as a 
           four (or five) dimensional transaction as revealed in the mundane 
           world, whereby an enriched quality of information provides the key 
           to a higher understanding of the universe and of oneself, provided 
           the person in question is capable of processing this information. 
           From this perspective, ghosts, poltergeists, and other enigmas of 
           paranormal phenomena can be understood as failed communication or 
           remnants of a highly coded system which hasn`t been solved. The 
           problem arises when one dimension fails to adequately "translate" 
           into another. You might term this the Tower of Babel Effect. The 
           information being received is misinterpreted due to inadequate tools 
           of reception and perhaps an inability to use tools properly. There 
           is also a basic misunderstanding of what this information means and 
           to what extent the source can be determined. This is a little like 
           trying to demonstrate fourth dimension physics by a purely three 
           dimensional means. The instances of paranormal phenomena as 
           described above, may be due to a discrepancy of overlapping 
           dimensions which allows for a greater margin of error which impedes 
           effective communication between the dimensions themselves. One is 
           reminded of Plato`s parable of the cave, wherein the shadows of the 
           things observed on the wall of the cave are mistaken for reality 
           itself. Granted, a shadow does resemble the object projecting it, 
           but it is hardly the object itself. It is the task of the quantum 
           qabbalist to make allowances for this margin of interpretive 
           miscalculation by preparing for it in advance and thus integrating 
           this possible glitch into his qabbalistic computer. He makes 
           allowances for this possible occurrence of organizational entropy and 
           thus he is able to use it to his advantage. 
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           The idea of a qabbala based upon an exploration of prima causa is no 
           longer valid in the quantum age. The quantumized qabbalist learns to 
           regard himself in the mirror of chaos. For him, the old Gnostic 
           dictum of "there is no part of me which is not of the gods", is 
           literally true. His "Tree of Life" is based squarely upon the 
           apprehension of his own enigmatic existence. He is more interested 
           in a practical application of his qabbalistic ideas and principles 
           for himself and others, than a cosmological game of hide and seek 
           wherein one searches for a prima causa "God" figure. But even for 
           this, he has an explanation: By careful observation of himself 
           within the mirror of chaos he has learned that the miracle of 
           creation is somehow a byproduct of his own consciousness and that he 
           has played an inexplicable role in the very act itself. ("Did ye not 
           know that ye were gods?") Joyously he has found that the tracks of 
           God etched across the illimitable sands of time in the accelerated 
           particle chambers of his own expanding consciousness. Thus has he 
           learned to adore the divine mystery of existence donning the masks 
           of creation. 
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