16. Bio-Form Theory
by Tom Gilmore
– Gaia in Greek Mythology
Part III – Gaia and the Bio-Form
Part IV – The Cosmic Accommodation to the Life-Force
Part I – Gaia in the Tarot
“The World” Tarot pictogram conventionally shows Mother Nature (Gaia) in front of the Earth.
The World is conventionally on Card 22 (since Alistair Crowley switched it with The Fool card, making fools of occultists). This World card shows the corrected number 20 (refer to the article on the Kabalah for details).
Gaia is conventionally shown in front of the Earth. Gaia is centered over Africa, where primates originated. Also depicted are the ancient icons of the astrological fixed cross at the quadrants.
Taurus -- Bull
Leo – Lion
Scorpio – Bird of Prey
Aquarius – Serpent (Egyptian version - Cobra)
Gaia is shown in order to distinguish between the planet Earth and the living Earth (the Ecosystem).
This relates to the 7 Magnitudes of the 13 Individual (Monad) Expressions, where the Ecosystem and Planet overlap as shown in the symmetrical diagram below.
“The Seven Magnitudes”, an oil painting by Tom Gilmore
Part II -- Greek Mythology
It is a common mistakenness to think the ancient Greeks believed in a pantheon of "gods". The personalization of the "gods" arose in recited poems of muses and ancient popular fiction, and was based on surviving but distorted remnants of earlier scientific principles.
Neptia: The Duality of Creation
The Ancient Greek Ionians considered the Creation to be a partnership of male and female, or union of Cronos and Theia. The general term for this was Neptia, meaning the marriage of the Heavens with Earth. From this ancient term is derived the modern term Neptials (commonly alternately spelled Nuptials) now representing marriage vows. Cronos created time/space, and energy/matter, or more generally speaking, the "Cosmos". Theia creates dynamically, by the force of life, in a progressive continuing process, with an intelligent modeling and coordinating of species, and she infuses the species with varying degrees of cognizance. It is Theia that interacts with humans through a spiritual connection, and this is behind the word "Theurgy": the working of a divine agency in human affairs.
Modified Clip-Art of Neptune
According to myth-history, after the race of Man was created (13 thousand years ago by Titan geneticists) the Titans found they were not able to procreate with the new race as they had expected. They bio-engineered a hybrid named Neptune after Neptia, being a “marriage” (union) of Titan (of the Heavens) and Hominoid (of the Earth) genes. Neptune was an albino with pale yellow hair, pale white skin hypersensitive to the sunlight, and pale blue eyes. He procreated with the Race of Man in Denmark and fathered the Nordic (northern) Race of Man, beginning with the children Odin, Vili and Ve. He founded the famous city of Valhalla, and in the summertime he would venture into the dense forest by springs, rivers and lakes, fishing with a trident spear, and living in temporary huts built of branches and foliage. On July 23 of each year, at mid-summer, he staged lavish celebrations, beginning in the evening and lasting all night. Neptune became confused with Poseidon. The trident symbol they share reveals that Poseidon was the genetic source (as like father) of the hybridized Neptune.
Actually there were three water deities. Oceanus, represented the oceans of Earth in general, especially the Atlantic Ocean. Poseidon was a Titan associated with the Mediterranean where he traveled widely. Neptune was associated with fresh water. By “coincidence” the planet Neptune is blue.
NASA Photo of Neptune
Theia is traditionally translated as simply "goddess". Theia is the life-force infusing the entire Cosmos. The application of Theia on planet Earth is the feminine form of Geo (of Earth) and should be spelled Geia. She is commonly spelled Gaia, a name synonymous with the spiritual name "Mother Earth", with the popular name "Mother Nature", and with the scientific label "The Ecosystem".
Nyx: The Subconscious
Nyx, one of the “daughters” of Gaia, is representative of the sub-conscious aspect of human mentality. Nyx has two derivatives ("children" in pantheon terminology), Hypnos (Sleep), and Thanatos (Death).
Hypnos has two derivatives, Endymion (trance) and Oneiroi (dreams).
It is preposterous to think that the ancient Greeks believed that the "sun-god" Helios drove his golden chariot across the sky each day, as if it were not known that it was the rotation of the Earth that produced the alternation of day and night. Nyx was associated with being the "goddess of the night" and this is because it is in the dark of night that most people sleep and enter the alternate domain of the Dreamscape, but the "first-born" child of Hypnos is Endymion, the trance state of hypnotic suggestion, which occurs often in the daytime.
Hypnotism takes the subject into their sub-conscious, just as sleep does. This is why the hypnotist suggests that the subject is getting sleepy, their eyelids are getting heavy. Once connected to their sub-conscious the subject has access to memories tucked away out of conscious sight, and to prior feelings associated with events that the conscious mind does not want to deal with.
In the dream state, the sub-conscious struggles with suppressed feelings. These are called The Oneiroi, a multitude of aspects, some of which are Momus (blame), Moros (doom), Apate (deception), Eris (discord), Philotes (attraction), Pseudologos (lies), and Nemesis (enemies). These and many other emotional aspects are played out in the "Dreamscape", an alternate domain in sharp contrast to the reality of conscious life, but within which all people find themselves to exist. The Dreamscape is not in the mind of the individual, the individual mind goes into the vast commonly shared Dreamscape.
The Dreamscape is shaped by Morpheus, who has the power to "morph" dream images, and has two helpers in constructing the Dreamscape; Icelos who conjures beasts and living things, and Phantasos who supplies the inanimate scenery and props.
The Thread of Life
The Moirai are 4 daughters of Nyx commonly called The Fates. They are analogous to the four seasons caused by the tilted axis in relation to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun (which was clearly known to the ancient civilizations). In their personalization, the Moirai are "spinsters", depicted as elderly matronly women, but the term "spinster" relates to clothing. Clotho (spring) is the "spinner" who feeds out the thread of life from the distaff of endless spirit to the spindle of personal existence. Lachesis (summer) is the "allotter" who measures the thread as it is played out. Atropos (fall), the "inevitable", cuts the thread when the measure is reached (when death occurs), and records the manner of death on the scroll of destiny, flagging such that would tip the scale of retribution. The three of them are severe and stern matronly women with cauterized hearts, knowing there is no escape from mortality. Death itself is the 4th sister Aisa (winter), the corpse.
The father of the Moirai is said to be Erebus, the shadow of darkness. Erebus is the roving night side of Earth, which is in the shadow of the planet.
Thanatos: The Mortal Destiny
The word destiny is derived from destination, the end point. It does not refer to what will be accomplished, or which events will transpire in a lifetime. People like to say that certain things were destined to happen, but that is hindsight. Even the goddess Tyche (fortune) is not a predictor of events, but rather is responsible for the capricious acts of nature that are interpreted as good and bad luck. Apollo was said to speak through the sibyl Pythia of Delphi, who in breathing the decomposing fumes from the remains of the Python that Apollo slew and left there, raved with ecstatic speech that was in turn interpreted by the priests of the temple into ambiguous oblique predictions designed to be easily interpreted after the fact to conform to subsequent events. In fact, the widespread belief of the ancient world was that the future was uncertain and its book was unwritten. This is in line with the concept of the Creator as having designed the cosmos with built-in underlying uncertainty in order to be entertained by watching the process without knowing the exact outcome beforehand.
Part III – Gaia and the Bio-Form
The integrated ecosystem demonstrates at the planetary scale that a coordinating intellect is responsible for the development of life. This force (Gaia) at the planetary scale is the Bio-Realm (Mother Nature). What we see as species, are defined in the Bio-Realm as Bio-Forms, and exist by design.
All the Bio-Forms in the Ecosystem are balanced and synchronized to perpetuate life. The intermediate forms in the evolution are there to fulfill an ultimate eventual purpose. Evolution is not merely a randomly occurring mutation of species screened by natural selection. Evolution is also a pre-planned and actively adjusted process intended to produce sapient life (presumably to entertain the Creator).
The notion that the known genetic code (DNA) causes the autonomic functions (like the beating heart, involuntary breathing, digestion, eye blinking, sleeping, and so on) is unsubstantiated In addition, the development of the functional capabilities of the brain is an inherently structured but dynamically modified environmental interaction.
Something must be controlling the autonomic functions (it might be in the 90% of DNA that has not been decoded). Hidden (not yet discovered) mechanisms must be producing some sort of positional determinant that specializes cells by where they are located in the Bio-Form. It has been discovered that in embryonic development it is the relative location of a cell that determines how it functions, because moving an embryonic stem cell alters it. This phenomenon is typically attributed to a vaguely defined community effect on cell functions (which is only a dodge to avoid admitting there is a Bio-Form at work), but the variability of the embryonic stem cell violates the concept that the known genetic coding determines the cell specialization. In addition, cell division is a process exactly duplicating from an initial egg cell, and cannot produce specialized variations, only random mutations.
Clearly the cells of the organism cannot independently know their relative location in the Bio-Form. As the organism grows larger the Bio-Form must correspondingly enlarge. In addition, the embryonic Bio-Form undergoes various evolutionary transformations before birth. These issues suggest that a dynamically adjustable model of some sort is controlling the organic development.
Unexplained Genetic Code Connectivity
The DNA genetic coding that has been mapped operates using “codons” which are sets of 3 nucleobases somehow “read” by the cell, by somehow replicating a “messenger” version of itself (mRNA – messenger replicated DNA). Somehow this replica DNA passes through the nucleus membrane of the cell, where somehow “ribosomes” use a “RNA translator” (tRNA) to somehow construct proteins from amino acids in the sequence of the codons (the codons each associate to an amino acid). The “scientific” explanation involves a lot of somehow.
Logic dictates that because the identical DNA is duplicated to all cells in an organism, the specialization of cell form and function must be controlled by a biological form that identifies relative location within an organism and modifies the cell accordingly. Only from 5 to 10 percent of DNA has been tied to the coding system that produces proteins from amino acids. Rather than assuming the remainder is junk DNA, it is logical to assume an additional DNA coding system defines the bio-form.
The Bio-Form coding system first defines the complete organism design in relative dimensions that can grow with the organism, including cell specialization for tissues and organs, the skeletal framework and the neural system, with the pre-wired autonomic functions.
Evolution by Sexual Reproduction
DNA molecules, are double-stranded helices, consisting of two long biopolymers made of alternating sugars and phosphate groups, with nucleobases attached to the sugars.
The helices of DNA are anti-parallel, in the ratio (1:3) as illustrated below. The dotted line indicates the 3rd empty position.
There are 4 nucleobases (Guanine,
Cytosine, Adenine, and Thymine), represented by the letters G, C, A, and T.
The nucleobases are complementary, with A always paired to T, and C always paired to G.
In cell division, the strands are separated and each strand constructs its own matching strand before the cell splits, and in this way every cell has the exact same DNA. In sexual reproduction the male and female DNA strands are separated without constructing a matching strand. The result is the male sperm and the female egg, which combine into a double strand cell (a fertilized egg). As they line up, each nucleobase of the sperm and egg strands has only a 1/4 chance of lining up with a matching nucleobase. In the case of a mismatch, one of the nucleobases must be replaced by a matching nucleobase, by selecting one of the strands to retain its nucleobase. The method of selection is unknown, but it is demonstrably not random because the known DNA coding system utilizes groups of 3 nucleobases called codons to control the production of proteins, and a random selection would randomly interrupt the codons, resulting in a significant loss of functionality. The selection mixes codons from both the sperm and the egg. If it did not mix the selection then the fertilized egg would only be a copy of one of the parents.
The intentional selection of DNA coding from the different DNA strands joined in sexual reproduction allows Gaia to design and develop the bio-forms for her bio-realm.
It is generally recognized through organic chemistry that primitive living organisms arise in a self-initiating process that occurs in specific environmental circumstances, often labeled "spontaneous generation". This is conclusive evidence of a life-force.
Even if the single-cell organism is rationalized with organic chemistry, the development of multi-cell organisms as a spontaneous chemical event is not supported. So beyond the life-force, a structural model must be operating, and the known genetic code has not been shown to be controlling the organism (only determining various characteristics).
Physical laws alone cannot account for the development of life on Earth. There must be a force of Nature impelling life to develop. There is no rational explanation for how the Cosmos came to exist, and in the inescapable logical conclusion that the Cosmos had to be created, there is room to assume that the life-force of Nature was included in that creation.
Wallace, a contemporary of Darwin, rejected the notion that organism designs resulted from random mutations, and while recognizing that natural selection was occurring, could not accept that as the full explanation of evolution. Wallace believed that a life-force dynamically intelligently designed organic systems (a precursor of Bio-form Theory).
Part IV – The Cosmic Accommodation to the Life-Force
The Ionian concept of “experience” is that it is conceived out of nothing in opposite dualities that balance back to nothing. Consequently joy and sorrow, love and hate, beauty and ugliness, right and wrong, good and evil, large and small, near and far, and everything else manifest, come together as polar opposites. All feelings require their opposite in order for them to have meaning.
According to the neptial concept the operational laws of physics are a joint product of Cronos and Theia, where Cronos accommodates the requirements for life to manifest. For the purpose of diversity the design incorporates an underlying uncertainty, as exemplified by the transcendent numbers such as Pi and Phi, which have no exact value. This law of diversity is behind the uniqueness found in fingerprints, DNA, and snowflakes.
Planetary Support of Life
The planet Earth has several physical features that life as we know it requires. If it were not for the molten core of Iron/Nickel, two important functions would not exist.
1: The magnetosphere is generated by the rotation of the molten magnetic core, and this deflects the harmful rays from the sun that would otherwise fry all living things.
2: The molten core causes the volcanic emissions and continental plate collisions that raise the land out of the oceans. Without the molten core the Earth would be flat, a water world of one ocean. The molten core cannot be accounted for with classical physics, because by now the heat should have completely dissipated. The Geocubic Model accounts for the molten core due to atomic vibrations that occur in a solid rotating body because of the cubic matrix of space that forces the atoms to jump outward and inward as the arc of rotation is interrupted by the cubic quantum of motion. This atomic vibration generates heat and keeps the core molten.
Another feature of planet Earth is the full range of atomic elements from Hydrogen to Uranium that can be found on or near the surface. Many of these elements are critical to organic life. These elements had to be created in prior solar bodies that exploded, and then captured in orbit around our own sun.
The distance of Earth from the sun allows for a surface temperature not too cold or hot for common organic material.
The size of Earth produces a gravitational field that is not so great as to crush organic material, but great enough to capture and retain an atmosphere that is necessary for the carbon cycle of plants using sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar, and animals generating heat by converting sugar and oxygen back into carbon dioxide and water (see the carbon cycle article).