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Osiris in the New Aeon

To: "Charla J. Williams" , 
From: Tim Maroney 
Subject: Re: Osiris in the New Aeon
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 97 13:03:13 -0800

>>      Personally, I tend to subscribe to a more "Pan-Aeonic" theory, in
>> that all the Aeons are accessible and exist simultaneously.

>Me too.

What are the virtues that you see in this model?

Aeon and Ma'at are cognate deities representing the idea of an underlying 
world-order that partakes of the idea of moral righteousness. They give 
rise to a value system in which that is better that is more aligned with 
the underlying order.

I believe that these world-orders exist only in our minds. To the extent 
that an "aeon" is anything at all, it is a social construct which exists 
in different personalized forms from individual to individual, and which 
is unique to a particular culture even in its broad outlines.

The idea that there is some rotating default global aeon makes no sense 
to me at all. That different people and cultures use very different value 
systems is plain.

The idea that all such worldviews exist simultaneously in some 
unmeasurable way makes sense only as a mathematical description, not as a 
description of what we call "existence" -- that is, we could postulate 
some infinite-dimensional space in which each possible aeon is a point, 
which would be a proper subset of Rudy Rucker's thought-space; but that 
does not mean that every such idea actually exists in the sense of being 
a real state of activation of some idea-producing entity such as a 
nervous system.

None of this is meant to disparage the idea of studying aeons. Although 
an aeon is "merely" a psychological and sociological phenomenon, it is a 
vital understanding for anyone seeking self-knowledge and 
self-actualization. Without understanding one's own Aeon, the particular 
gift of Ma'at to oneself, one cannot understand how one sees the world.

Tim Maroney

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