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      The Manifestation of Kali in Universe as an Astrophysical Anomaly
      By Persona Navitae 353.
                      There is no light, nor any motion.
                      There is no mass, nor any sound.
                      Still, in the lampless heart of the ocean,
                      Fasten me down and hold me drowned
                      Within thy womb, within thy thought,
                      Where there is naught-where there is naught!
                         From "Kali", by Aleister Crowley
         In the beginning was the KAOS water, the pure creative force
      of undivided being. Crowley called this "Nuit", which seems to be
      the combination of the sky goddess "Nut" with the chaos God "Nu",
      or "Nun". This was the potential for manifestation before the
      dream of Siva, before the suffering of Sophia that coalesced into
      the mist of dark reality. This primal force exits in a perpetual
      state of non-being, always edging toward being. A binary movement
      sets up from this tension of pre-creation, from a state of
      collapsed oneness, to a state of open potential. This is the
      struggle between Siva; the force of perfect order, and Sakti; the
      force of pure chaos. In Siva is the need to collapse to stable
      systems, the continual drive for one-ness that uni-fests as the
      point monad of Kether on the Tree of Life. In Sakti is the need
      for continual creation, the pure fertile need to populate
      Universe with the divine sparks of mani-fested intelligence. From
      these two forces arises the numinous Androgyne. This force exists
      at the beginning of physical creation, from its parthenogenic
      fullness it emanates across the Pleroma of the void, and down the
      Tree to Malkuth.
         This mythos is at the core of the unconscious and of many
      creation theories. From the bliss of Androgyny comes the
      suffering of Maya, illusion. This is the illusion of multi-
      verse. Sophia, the divine mother of the Gnostics, was conceived
      of as Androgynous but she broke away from her partner and
      conceived the physical universe as a polarized order. The result
      was the creation of ignorance, the demiurge Yahweh. 
         From the primal Nuit is created Babylon, and from her is Isis, 
      but what of Nepthys? She is hidden; present but unseen. Felt but
      rarely named. In Indian theosophy divine Sakti exists as the
      primal energy behind the static monad, Siva. She is  Nuit in
      Thelema, and her creation on the mundane level is Kali. In many
      systems they are considered one, which is rightly so. The job of
      Kali is to devour the ignorance of static non-creation and re-
      create Universe with new potential for mani-festation. Left to
      its own, Siva would freeze up Universe in a cage of entropy. This
      is known to physicists as the "Heat death of Universe". Heat is
      not a substance, not an energy. It is a process, "The
      transference of energy by virtue of a difference in temperature".
      When all forms of energy, Sakti/Kali, have been equilibrated
      then no more growth is possible. Any divine sparks left in such a
      state would no longer develope, all life would stop. 
         The Heat Death is only one scenario. It would seem possible
      that Universe could go on perpetually if there were some way to
      re-create it. All matter/energy would have to be sucked back in
      and thrust out in another "Big bang". This "devouring" is well
      known to devotees of Kali. In early myths she is known to devour
      the demons who would upset the balance of space-time. Kali is the
      Goddess of time, Kala. In time all things die and are re-born. In
      time all ignorance is replaced by divine Gnosis, if we accomplish
      nothing else in life we cannot help but learn. Experience is the
      great teacher. At the end of time there is no manifested
      existence, just the Satchidananda of bliss-being-consciousness.
      Kali offers the bliss of Gnosis with one hand which holds the
      Sangrail, freedom from fear with another raised, with a third she
      holds the sword that destroys Universe, and with a forth she
      holds a head to remind us that all situations will change, death
      is the constant force of new life. She is naked because she has
      no veils of illusion, and to remind us that the secret of
      re-creation is in sexual bliss. She is black because she is
      beyond human comprehension, this also ties in with the freudian
      devouring mother, who is in the realm of shadow, we all will be
      swallowed by Kali in the little death and the greater ones. She
      dances on the corpse of Siva, who has over extended himself in
      the attempt for divine Order. However, her dance has aroused him
      even in death and she stands over his erect penis to accept the
      seed of new creation.
         In the early 1930's Edwin Hubble concluded that Universe is
      expanding, and even in the 1920's evidence existed of such
      expansion. It has been postulated that if there is not enough
      mass in Universe then it will eventually suffer the heat death of
      Siva. If there is enough however, then it is possible that the
      expansion will slow down due to the drag of continual gravitational
      forces that all matter possesses, and eventually return to a
      single point where the explosive forces of the dynamic interplay
      of matter/energy will cause a new expansion. 
         One method to determine if Universe has enough matter to halt
      the expansion is to add up all the luminous matter. Matter exits
      in particular, stable energy states. If extra energy is added to
      a system, then the matter present would tend to jump to a higher
      energy state. Every element has very particular states it prefers
      and will not reside in any others. This is the rule of the Siva-
      Order force in Universe. All chaotic energy states will either
      jump to a higher state, and stay there as long as the extra
      energy does, or it will ignore the extra force.  When there isn't
      enough energy to maintain the element in this state, it drops to
      a specific lower state and sheds the excess energy. When this
      happens we see it as a burst of light which will be specific to
      each particular element. By examining the luminous evidence,
      astrophysicists can determine how much matter is shedding light.
      According to older theories all matter radiates light, and this
      could be used to determine how much matter was in Universe.
      Through these studies, it was found that there is only about 2%
      of the necessary amount for re- creation.  
         In 1933, Fritz Zwicky discovered that galaxies were moving
      much faster than they should according to the accepted theories.
      Speculating from the amount of matter found through the
      luminosity present, he found that galaxies should be breaking up.
      The obvious conclusion is that there is more matter present than
      can be seen. This substance became known as Dark Matter. Since
      then numerous experiments have been devised to test this theory.
      Vera Rubin showed that galaxies rotate as fast at the outer rim,
      or faster, as they do in the inner. If they are less dense at the
      outer edges, as the luminosity indicates, then they should move
      slower. Jeremiah Ostriker and James Peebles showed that without
      extra matter, galaxies would develope gravitational anomalies
      that would cause them to collapse into other forms than the
      spiral we usually see. It seems likely that there is Dark Matter
      in Universe, and estimates now indicate that it could make up as
      much as 95% of all physical creation.
         What is this Dark Matter? Nobody knows, but there are many
      theories. Sub-atomic particles, so small they don't radiate
      visible energy, Neutrinos, Magnetic Monopoles (one sided
      magnets), and Gravitinos (bundles of gravity, in the same sense
      that Photons are bundles of light) are prime candidates. So far
      neither Magnetic Monopoles, nor Gravitinos have been found. 
         Arcane knowledge provides some answers assuming we ask the
      questions. If Isis is "Infinite Stars, Infinite Space", then
      what is Nepthys? Being the opposite side of Isis we have to
      assume she plays a part in Universe. And, if Kali's re-creation
      of Universe is possible, then can we see it in the process? The
      answer to both of these lies in the Dark Matter. In "Mumbo Jumbo"
      Ishmael Reed referred to "Dark Isis". I found this very
      intriguing at the time, and later found the connection in Isis's
      dark twin, Nepthys. She is dark (like Kali) because she is
      hidden, manifested but unseen. In his book, Reed speculated that
      she became dominant when Isis was shedding lunar blood (sacred to
      Kali), this is when the unfertile seeds are being discarded. For
      the aspirant this is a time of great power, and danger. Nepthys
      is the goddess of the night magicks, the red magick of Vamamarg
      sometimes referred to as the "left hand path". Hers is the force of
      re-creation which is so vital to the growth of the aspirant. IAO,
      Isis-creator, Apophis (Set, husband of Nepthys)-destroyer, and
      Osiris-re-creator. In Tantra, Kali is all three. She gives birth
      to Universe, devours it when all life has expended its energy,
      and re-creates it from the seeds of the old Universe. 
         It's uncertain whether there is enough Dark Matter to cause
      the collapse of Universe, but clearly if there is a chance, it is
      in this manifestation of the Dark Goddess. Her body is the body
      of matter that lies "between" known spaces and stars, her power
      is felt in the pull of matter itself, "Love is the law, love
      under will" is the axion of gravity where all particles seek to
      unite with all others. Her books are written in the night sky,
      her rites are the rites of ancient humans awed by the power of
      the Great Sleep, and equally awed by it's power of re-creation.
      If Kali/Nepthys manifests at the end of time, it will be as the
      mouths of numerous black holes, each larger one devouring the
      smaller, uniting in one undifferentiated monad of space-time,
      not only matter sucked in but the net of creation on which it
      resides as well. In the Dark Matter is the new creation.       

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