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According to the Tibetan Book of the Dead, after you have met yourFate in a given World among theMany-Worlds, and your Physical Life therein is over, yourSpirit, or Consciousness, encountersthe

Dark, Clear, and Luminous Bardos.

The black bar represents the Bardo of Dark Imminence thatimmediately follows Physical Life (represented by the red bar to theleft of the black).

The white bar represents the Bardo of Clear Light, thesimple clear transparent Realm that encompasses all of theMany Worlds of Many-Worlds Quantum Theory at the level ofSimplex Physics above the Planck Energy.

The Talmud Chagigah says, "... Ben Azzai glanced towards the Divine Presence and consequently died. ... His soul became so enraptured by the supernal realities it experienced in the Merkavah state that it formed an intense connection with them. Ben Azzai's soul gazed at the brilliantly clear light and it separated from its body, as well as from all bodily functions. It chose the serenity of Heaven over the vicissitudes of our earth and never returned again (Maharsha, citing "an ancient book"; see also Kuzari 3:73). ...". (From Talmud Bavli / Tractate Chagigah, The Gemara, The ArtScroll Series / Schottenstein Edition, Mesorah Publications Ltd. (1999) 14b 3)

If you recognize it and mergewith it, you are at one with the Realmof the Many Worlds.

If you do not recognize the Realm ofthe Many Worlds, you pass on to the next Bardo.

The yellow bar, and the three red, green, and blue bars, representthe Bardo of Luminous Dharmata.

The yellow bar represents the first level below the cleartransparent realm of Simplex Physics above thePlanck Energy. Really, the yellow bar should be a white colorthat is not clear or transparent, but in the image I have used whiteto represent clear, so I used yellow to represent a white color thatit not clear or transparent. In terms of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model, this is the level of the Spin(8) physicsmodel before dimensional reduction from 8-dimensional octonionicspacetime. The D4-D5-E6-E7-E8 VoDou Physicsmodel is based on the Clifford AlgebraCl(8) whose dimensionality is 256 = 16x16, thesame as the FA.

The three red, green, and blue bars together represent the secondlevel below the clear transparent realm of SimplexPhysics above the Planck Energy. The three bars represent theassociative triangles of the octonions,and the three space dimensions of 4-dimensional spacetime of theD4-D5-E6-E7-E8 VoDou Physics modelafter dimensional reduction.

If you can recognize the Realm ofthe Many Worlds at any of these levels, then you can merge withit, and you will be at one with theRealm of the Many Worlds.

If you still do not recognize theRealm of the Many Worlds after passing through these levels, thenyou do not merge with the Realm of theMany Worlds.

If you are able to learn and improve yourself by being reborn in cycles of rebirth, then you might be reborn in cycles of rebirth until you learn enough to merge with the Realm of the Many Worlds;

If your soul is not harmonious enough to improve in cycles of rebirth, then your soul must be disintegrated and reassembled, together with parts of other disharmonious souls, in more harmonious forms, a process like purification by the fire of Gehinnom through which souls pass to enter Gan Eden.

The levels are similar to Chakra Colours ( see for example ): Violet - Crown - Infinite Oneness with G-d.  Indigo - Third Eye - Intuition.Blue - Throat - Verbal Truth. Green - Heart - Emotion. Yellow - Solar Plexus - Digestion.Orange - Sacral - Procreation. Red - Base - Ground to Physical Plane.  All of which unite to form White Light, and Transcend to Transparency.   

The Five Elements correspond to the 4vectors and the scalar of Cl(4).

The Three Realms correspond to the 3vectors of Cl(3), leading to the octonions.

Yin and Yang correspond to the 2vectors of Cl(2).

Tai Ji corresponds to the 1 vector ofCl(1).

The Tao corresponds to Cl(0).

These may be symbolized by the Faravaharof the monotheistic religion founded byZarathustra some of whose ceremoniesinvolve fire/light stimulation of themind.

There are interesting correspondences between JewishKabbala, Torah, and Talmud,and Chinese Buddhism and Taoism. A bookthat discusses some such correspondences is The Jew in the Lotus, byRodger Kamenetz, HarperCollins 1995.

There is an interesting correspondence between the IChing and the 16 tetragrams of theIFA, and the Arabic Ilmal-Raml, or the Science of the Sands, that was supposed to havebeen introduced by Idris, the third prophet of Islam(after Adam and his son Shith) who lived in Egypt before the time ofNoah and the flood.

BUDDHA SAKYAMUNI was thought to have beenLAO-ZI reborn in India.

LAO ZI (the Old Child who was his ownmother) founded TAOISM and wrote the 3x3x3x3 = 81 passages of theDao De Jing.

According to Lao Zi, wisdom is to conform to the rhythm of theuniverse and so to wander freely among the 10,000 Beings.


Life and death are not in opposition but merely two aspects of thesame reality, part of the universal transformations of everythinginto everything. At death, humans go back into the great weavingmachine:

thus all beings issue from the Loom and return into the Loom.

To describe UniversalTransformations, use Many-WorldsQuantum Theory. In it. the vacuum (Qi) is active, so that thereis no such thing as nothingness.

According to the 1076 AD work Cheng Meng of Chang Tsai: "When oneknows that the great void is full of chhi [Qi], one realizesthat there is no such thing as nothingness. ... How shallow were thedisputes of the philosphers of old about the difference betweenexistence and non-existence; they were far from comprehending thegreat science of pattern-principles (Li)."

The basic structure of Qi might be represented by the state of aWei Qi board with stones, while thepattern-principles (Li) by which the next Wei Qi move is determinedmight be represented by the I Ching andthe Tai Hsuan Ching asthough the I Ching and Tai Hsuan Ching show how to move in Wei Qi.This may be related to the HyperDiamondFeynman Checkerboard picture of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model, and to aconnection between Randomness and Consciousness.

Particles that we observe, such as Electrons, Neutrinos, Protons,and Pions, have Compton Radius Vortexstructures related to a hydrodynamic interpretation of BohmQuantm Theory.

The action of the vacuum (Qi) is in accord with the science ofpattern-principles (Li). At all levels, the interactionsfollow the principles of Zhen-Shan-Ren.

At the level of human physical science, the laws are manifested asthe laws of physics, as can be described by the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model, in which events are described by Cramer'stransaction theory. The probability of any event of interactionis a transaction between an amplitude from the past, looking like onehelix, corresonding to Yang, and an amplitude from the future, amirror-image helix, corresponding to Yin.

According to the Huai Nan Tzu: "Yang is born at the cyclical signTzu [North, or midnight]. Yin is born at the cyclical sign Wu[South, or noon]."

The resulting Yin-Yang interactions produce the physics of theD4-D5-E6-E7-E8 VoDou Physics model andlook like Double Helix structures, the same structure we materialbeings use to transmit geneticinformation. Genetic codes are related to the ICHING.

The 8x8 = 64 hexagrams of the I Ching canbe seen in the Clifford algebra Cl(0,8).

The spinors of Cl(0,8) are seen in the 9x9 = 81 tetragrams of theTai Hsuan Ching and theirrelated Magic Cube with 9x9x9 = 729 entries.

The 28 pairs of unlike trigrams are the 28 D4bivectors, and

also the 28 Celestial Palaces, orconstellations.

The 28 constellations, or 28 Hsiu, repesent 4 heptagons of 7 vertices each, as in this diagram by David B. Kelley: 
The 12 zodiacal animal signs correspond to the 12 branches which, along with 10 stems, are 22 elements that make up a 12x10 = 120-element cycle of Stem-and-Branch pairs that has a periodicity of 60 elements. A set of 7 Hsiu is related to the 12 zodiacal branches as the 7 white piano keys are related to the 12 keys of an octave.  The Hsiu of the 8 directions are:   1    Horn             Spica - Arcturus - Big Dipper 5    Heart            Antares      8    Southern Dipper  Center of Milky Way 11    Void             Sad-al-sud (beta Aquarii) 15    Stride           Pisces - M3118    Mao              Pleiades22    Eastern Well     Rim of Milky Way25    Bird             Alfard (alpha Hydri) Hsiu 9, Cowboy, contains Altair and Vega, separated by the Northern Milky Way.  Hsiu 23 contains the 4-star box of Cancer, enclosing the open cluster Praesepe, representing a Ghost in a Carriage.  As stated by Ssu Ma Ch'ien: The 28 Hsiu preside over the 12 provinces;the 7 Stars of the Big Dipper rule over all; this knowledge is very ancient.  
As shown in the above chart prepared by David B. Kelley, Hsiu  1-14 are the Eastern and Northern Palaces. Hsiu 15-28 are the Western and Southern Palaces.  In this Lo Pan, the second circle is made from  the 7 stars of the Big Dipper plus two assistants, and the outer circle has the 28 Hsiu.
David B. Kelley has compared the 28 Chinese Hsiu with the 28 Nakshatra of India, the 28 Arabian Manazil, and the 28 Babylonian Houses.  Further, he compared the 28 Chinese Hsiu with the 29-letter Ugaritic alphabet, with the letters 'a and 'u identified. Still further, he compared the 12 Chinese astronomical provinces with the 12 simple letters of the 22-letter Hebrew alphabet, and placed at the center one of the 3 Elementary Hebrew letters, aleph.  His outer ring shows 20 day names of the Aztec zodiac.   The Mesoamerican 20 day names, when combined with 13 numbers in the same way as Chinese Stem-and-Branch pairs,  make up a 20x13 = 260 day Mayan cycle.   The Great Tzolkin of 46 Tzolkins = 11,960 days reconciles the eclipse cycle with the 260-day Tzolkin cycle.   The Mayans related the 260 day cycle to the 365 day year, getting a 260x365 = 94,900 day cycle, with 52x365 = 18,980 day = 52 year periodicity. The Mayans also used a 20x18 = 360 day year, which, when related to the 20x13 = 260 day period, makes up a 13x18 = 234 day cycle, which is about twice the solar day on Venus.   The Egyptians also used a 360 day year, represented by 36 decans, or zodiacal star configurations, of about 10 degrees each, located south of the plane of the ecliptic. The Egyptians also had about 25 star constellations, some of which include Orion, Sirius, and the 7 stars of the Big Dipper.  Just as the 7 Stars of the Big Dipper rule over the 28 Hsiu, the 7 imaginary octonions generate the 28-dimensional Lie algebra Spin(8), whose three 8-dimensional representations are related by triality in such a way as to produce the Freudenthal-Tits Magic Square.  28 is intermediate between the 27.3 day sidereal period of the Moon and the 29.5 day synodic period of the Moon.  The 29.5 day synodic period of the Moon, multiplied by the number of days in Earth's year, is close to the 29.5 year sidereal period of Saturn.   The sidereal rotation period of the surface of the Sun ranges from about 25 days at the equator to about 35 days at the poles. The synodic periods range from about 27 to 39 days.   It takes about 88 days (the sidereal period of Mercury) for the rotating equatorial region of the Sun to "lap" the polar region.  The sunspot half-period of 11 years is roughly the 11.86 year sidereal period of Jupiter.  The sidereal periods of the planets in terms of half a Mercury year, are, very roughly (i.e., within a few percent):   Mercury          2Venus            5Earth            8Mars            16 = 8x  2 asteroids       32 = 8x  4 (mostly from 8x3 to 8x6)Jupiter         96 = 8x 12 = 8x3x4   = 24x4Saturn         224 = 8x 28 = 8x7x4x1Uranus         672 = 8x 84 = 8x7x4x3Neptune      1,344 = 8x168 = 8x7x4x6  

The 8 trigrams (or pairs of liketrigrams) are the 8 D4 +half-spinors, the 8 D4 -half-spinors, and the8 D4 vectors.

The 8-fold Periodicity Theorem for real Clifford Algebras is Cl(p,q+8) = Cl(p,q) (X) R(16) (where (X) is the tensor product and R(16) is the 16x16 real matrix algebra).  Also, Cl(p+8,q) = Cl(p,q) (X) R(16).    Week 105 by John Baez describes an 8-sided Clifford Clock  designed by Andrzej Trautman that shows what types of matrices, Real, Complex, or Quaternion, are used in the Clifford algebras:    Cl(0,0) Cl(0,1) Cl(0,2) Cl(0,3) Cl(0,4) Cl(0,5) Cl(0,6) Cl(0,7)   R       C       Q       Q+Q     Q       C       R       R+R  By periodicity, and the relations Cl(p+1,q) = Cl(q+1,p) and Cl(p,q) = Cl(p+4,q-4), you can use the Clifford Clock to see what type of matrices are used in any Clifford algebra Cl(p,q).   The Clifford Clock is related to the 8 trigrams  arranged in an order corresponding to the sequence of binary numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (clockwise) or 0,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (counterclockwise).   The Clifford sequence is different from the traditional Earlier Heaven and Later Heaven sequences, which are, respectively, in binary notation, 0,1,2,3,7,6,5,4 (counterclockwise) and   2,4,3,6,5,0,1,7 (counterclockwise).  The Later Heaven sequence is the inner circle of this Lo Pan.  Clifford periodicity and homotopy periodicity are closely related. 
The 8-fold periodicity was anticipated by a creation myth of the Hermopolitan Egyptians: I am One that transforms into Two, I am Two that transforms into Four, I am Four that transforms into Eight, After this I am One again.  Hermopolis was known as Khmunu, the City of the Eight, for the Ogdoad of Eight Gods which embodied the inchoate world before creation.  The oldest god is Nun, the primeval water of chaos, the father of the Sun God Ra.  The Temple at Luxor was designed to represent the Ogdoad, and shows connections with Tarot, the mathematics of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8 VoDou Physics model, and sedenions.   The post-creation deity worshipped at Khmunu was Thoth, god of learning,  who was called by the Greeks Hermes Trismegistos, who was identified with the Islamic prophet Idris, also known as Enoch, who appeared between the prophets Adam and Noah and lived most of his 365 years in Egypt, teaching people how to build cities and to write and to sew and to use the Science of the Sands (Ilm al-Raml), which is similar to the I Ching but used 16 Tetragrams which were preserved from the Global Early Civilization as the FA of the Fon people of Benin (Dahomey).     The Egyptian glyph MES, meaning birth, is the root of the Greek word mousike, which is the root of the word music.    According to Hermes Trismegistos: ... the true knowledge of music is nothing other than this:  to know the ordering of all separate things and how the Divine Reason has distributed them; for this ordering of all separate things into one, achieved by skilful reason, makes the sweetest and truest harmony with the Divine Song.  
Is Stoicism a Greek version ofDaoism?  

In China, Daoism has 8 Immortals:

Luu Dongbin Tieguai Li Zhongli QuanZhang Guolao Lao Zi He Xiangu Cao Guojiu Lan Caihe Han Xiang

Luu Dongbin failedhis examination to become an important government official. Thefailure having freed him from bureaucratic encumbrances, he became animmortal. The symbol of Luu Dongbin is his sword.Here Luu Dongbin sees Le Rayon Vert:

Daoist Immortals (hsein = human mountain) arecreatures of light, using mirrors in mountaincaves to show wise humans their secrets. Caveswere also used by Maya Shamans. In caves, stalactiticores can form from mineralized solutions dripping from caveceilings.

Gora Belukha, 14,783 feet, thehighest Altai Mountain, correspond to the Chinese Kunlun Shan,home of Xi Wang Mu, the Queen of the West,

and to the Indian Su Meru (although many in Indiaregard Mount Meru as being in the Himalayas), home ofIndra, which wasdescribed by Pingala about 200 BC as being the mathematicalBinomial Triangle, which Pingalaused to describe the number of forms of long or short syllables thatcan be formed from a given number of syllables:

Such a mountain is represented in Buddhist architecture by a dome,such as that of the Basilique duSacre Coeur de Montmartre in Paris.

Looking East at dawn on 9 March 1997 from the top of Gora Belukhayou would see

In Korea, mountain gods are called Sansin and often represented bytigers.

Interpenetrating Pairs of Mt. Meru Trianglesform a Mogan David.

/\____/__\____\ / \ /\/ \//\ /\/__\____/__\\ /\/

A Mogan David expandsto form a Sri Yantra, a Vedicmadala:

This Sri Yantra is a more symmetrical modification of Sri Yantrasfrom twodifferentweb pages. It has 4 Sides, corresponding to the 4 dimensions ofphysical spacetime of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model and to Octonioncoassociative squares. The 2 Border lines of the 4 Sidescorrespond to the 2 Quaternionic 4-dimensional Spaces that form the8-dimensional Octonions, and so to the 8 Directions.

The Sri Yantra has a Center, which, combined with the 4 Sides,corresponds to the Five Elements.

The Sri Yantra has an Outer Lotus of 16 Petals, corresponding totwo half-spinor representations of the Spin(8) Liealgebra and to the first-generation fermions of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model. The 3 Border Rings beyond the Outer LotusPetals correspond to the 3 generations of Fermions of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model, which are NOT the Physical Electrons,Neutrinos, and Quarks, but are the Musaka/Ganesha Virtual Sea andValence Particles in the Gaja/Ganesha Compton Vortices that are thePhysical Electrons, Neutrinos, and Quarks. Ganeshais the God who uses Mathematics to connect the Macrocosm and theMicrocosm, Musaka is the Mouse (an aspect of Ganesha), and Gaja isthe Elephant (an aspect of Ganesha).

The Sri Yantra has an Inner Lotus of 8 Petals, corresponding tothe vector representation of Spin(8) and to the 8-dimensionalspacetime of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8 VoDouPhysics model prior to dimensional reduction.

The Sri Yantra has 9 Triangles, with each triangle correspondingto an Octonion associativetriangle.

The first 6 triangles, 3 pairs, correspond to:

the Octonions O (red pair ofreflexive interpenetrating triangles),

the Sedenions OxO (red and green pairsof reflexive interpenetrating triangles), and

the Leech Lattice OxOxO (red,green, and blue pairs of reflexive interpenetrating triangles),

which in turn correspond to the Liealgebras E6, E7, and E8, and to the 3generations of fermions in the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model;

The remaining 3 triangles, one gold pair and one purple triangle,correspond not to pairs of reflexive interpenetrating triangles, butto Octonion associativetriangles. Each triangle therefore represents an entire Octonionalgebra containing that associative triangle, and the 3 trianglestogether represent how the 3 Octonions of OxOxO are related to oneanother.

The gold pair of triangles corresponds to the two mirror imageOctonion half-spinor representations of Spin(8).

The purple triangle corresponds to the Octonion vectorrepresentation of Spin(8).

The Sri Yantra has a Central Vertex.

The 9 Triangles have 27 Vertices, corresponding to the22 Hebrew letters plus 5 Finals.

The 27 Triangle Vertices correspond to the 27-lineConfiguration whose symmetry group is the Weyl Group of the78-dimensional Liealgebra E6.

The 27 Triangle Vertices also correspond to the 27-complex-dimensionalspace E7 / (E6xU(1)).

The 27 Triangle Vertices plus the 1 Central Vertex correspond tothe 28-dimensional adjoint representation of Spin(8), which in turncorresponds to the 12+16 = 28 gauge bosons, Higgs mechanism, andpropagator phase of the D4-D5-E6-E7-E8VoDou Physics model.

The 28 Vertices also correspond to the 28-quaternionic-dimensionalspace E8 / (E7xSU(2)).

The 28 Vertices plus the 16+8 = 24 Lotus Petals form the52-dimensional Lie algebra F4,to which the Lie algebras E6,E7, and E8are related by the Freudenthal-Tits MagicSquare.



The construction of this Sri Yantra is based on the GoldenRatio of the Great Golden Pyramid.

Chinese Buddhism originally had 16Lohan, like the 16 Tetragams ofIFA..

When Buddha Sakyamuni completed his 49 years ofDharma teaching, he entrusted his teaching to the god Indra,and to 4 Bikshu. The 4 Bikshu in turn entrusted the teaching to 16Arhat.

Two more Lohan were added later, somewhat like the twoAssistant Stars of the 9 Moving Stars of the LoPan.

The light of the Immortals is distinct from the Flaming PearlBright Light that emerges from the Dark Space where the Taoresides.

The highest secret of the Immortals is to know when you should dieand how to die when you want to die.

The highest stage of wisdom in the Mao-shan Shang-ching school ofTang China was "The Register of Accomplishment of the Dao and Returnof the Carriage".

HERMES-THOTH, meditating in a rocky desolate place,saw the Great Dragon Poimandres, the Mind of Universal Lightwhich was before Matter was divided from Light,  who said:   The material universe was created according to the Harmonic 7-Spheres in the Mind of Universal Light.  If a person learns and understands the nature of Life and Light and realize that the body is but the tomb of the soul then the soul shall shall be absorbed into the Light at the level of the Ogdoas, the Eighth Dimension.  The path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it.  The rest must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground and await a new beginning.


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The Tibetan Book of the Dead, translated by Robert A. F. Thurman,Bantam (1994).

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Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization in China, CambridgeUniversity Press. Needham's Science and Civilization in China is manylarge volumes. A somewhat updated introductory summary is Li, Qi, andShu, by Ho Peng Yoke (University of Washington Press, 1987).



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