Before you can grasp the totality (to the degree possible) of the Principle of Inverse Duplicity, it is necessary to come to an understanding of conceptual realities as they are set down into Art.
Look at it this way:
Occult reality, in a very general sense, is predicated on a concept known as meta-numerics. The complexities of meta-numerics defy a simple English definition. Eastern traditions are better at approaching how meta-numerics may be defined, but the use of Eastern descriptions means nothing to the Western trained mind. So we shall be content to explain the basics.
The first four meta-numerics essentially become the building blocks to sacred geometry. These four meta-numerics are encoded as the following:
1) The Point
2) The Line
3) The Plane
Set against Macroprosopus, the emulation of the point, the line, and then the plane, appear manifested as the "sea", or the "ocean". The plane, from which of course you can derive a "planet", "plan it", and a "plan" co-equally, is as the surface of the Earth. For Occult purposes, this is caste against "water", or the ocean, for it is with water that we are able to observe the reflections of "as above, so below", at least when conceptually set back against Nature.
The fourth meta-numeric, or that of "time", is emulated as Macroprosopus, or "the old man", which is "the Sun". However, this 4th meta-numeric or dimension, referred to as "Time" effectively becomes manifest as the air atmosphere within which spirit is able to manifest within. Time views the cosmos from within an atmosphere through an entity linked to the atmosphere.
This component or meta-numeric is oft visualized against two geometrical constructions: the sphere or the cube.
As regarding the Sphere, the best example of this is to utilize the Constructions contained in the story of Geb and Nut from the Egyptian system. In this story, Geb is the Earth and Nut is the Sky. When Nut "collapses" and comes down to meet Geb, there is "night", and when Nut rises to form a "DOME" over the Earth, there is light.
The DOME over Earth is really "the sky", or the atmosphere ("at most sphere" or "at most fear"). Since "Geb" is said to be "making love to Nut", the general perception is translated as "Geb" as Earth is making love to "Nut", who is sky. However, as "Nut" could be considered "the Sky", the atmosphere could be considered as "the womb", and the Sun "rises into the womb" or the Sky at the time of the Sunrise.
DOME is really one of those "4 letter words", and a clever one at that indeed.
The Popul Vuh and Deliberate Deception
There is a passage from the Popul Vuh regarding the creation of man. It goes like this:
"They were able to know all, and they examined the four corners, the four points of the arch of the sky and the round face of the earth.
But the Creator and the Maker did not hear this with pleasure. "It is not well what our creatures, our works say; they know all, the large and the small," they said. And so the Forefathers held counsel again. "What shall we do with them now? Let their sight reach only to that which is near; let them see only a little of the face of the earth!"
The thought concluded with:
"Thus they spoke, and immediately they changed the nature of their works, of their creatures.
Then the Heart of Heaven blew mist into their eyes, which clouded their sight as when a mirror is breathed upon. Their eyes were covered and they could see only what was close, only that which was clear to them."
When analyzing the available mythologies, it helps to understand that there is a common theme, or thread, running between them. Further, each of the various myths may are but a slice of a composite whole. Further, this composite whole often is simply transposing and rehashing primary elements or keys to the larger Philosophy, that being either the WORD (as Pi), or the "Philosopher's Stone", which is a geometric representation of an archetypal road map.
Further, the various tales and mythologies are often further broken down into sub-categories. "Acroamatic ciphers" that speak of a particular Letter or combination of Letters (PTAH being the Self Actuated One is the Letter A is the word PATH, for instance) is one simple example.
Hence it is essential that the various mythological works be studied with the above thoughts in mind. What is being read is oft not what it appears, and this is by design, so an investigation into these matters contains an element of intrigue known as conjecture. However, the Philosophy, or Construct, is especially linked or fused to "sacred nomenclatures". Plutarch clearly advises investigation and consideration of "sacred nomeclatures" when he mentions early in "On Isis and Osiris",
"Therefore the effort to arrive at the Truth, and especially the truth about the gods, is a longing for the divine. For the search for truth requires for its study and investigation the consideration of sacred subjects, and it is a work more hallowed than any form of holy living or temple service; and, not least of all, it is well-pleasing to that goddess whom you worship, a goddess exceptionally wise and a lover of wisdom, to whom, fas her name at least seems to indicate, knowledge and understanding are in the highest degree appropriate."
What escapes most is "the obvious": in a system where "the works have been changed" and vision has been occluded, a contemporary rationalization of this reality is that we are dealing with a cipher that encodes a larger holistic philosophy (traditional Osirian Luciferianism).
In traditional cryptology, these ciphers take on the practical presentation of being "mathematical ciphers".
In the Illuminatus System, as it were, the overall message is contained in a set of archetypal patterns set against Letter/Number/Sound, while the interpretation of the hidden message can only be achieved through the use of the intuitive "ARTS", very much in the manner that a tarot reader goes about interpreting the sea of symbols before same. However, one needs to recognize the patterns as these archetypal ciphers are transposed from myth to myth.
The important consideration is that as stated in the Popul Vuh, "the works" have been "changed", vision has been "obscured", and only the most obvious is deemed acceptable to be released before to the eyes of the masses. "Humpty Dumpty" as the Hump T and the Dump T is a very good example of an "obvious secretion" that is so overt and obvious and yet wholly clever enough to hide the true acroamatic meaning.
Further, if you know that the works have been changed, and that "you can only see what is near", perhaps it would make sense to continue into your investigations and studies so that you may be able to arrive at the Construct, and hence "the Truth".
The answer to the mathematical formula of the sum of 1:4 is 10. The fourth letter of the Alphabet is D. Rotate it 90 degrees, and you have the Sun as it appears to rise on the HORIZON. That all of these statements and relations are true is obvious as one begins an inquiry into the Speculative Arts. That the word HORIZON encodes the conceptual formula of "the Letter H as the Greek Letter Pi is comprised of the ZIRO (Zero) and the On(e)" all begin to reveal the totality of "the Truth", that there is an ingenious cipher built into the language. The Sun is the O and the 1 is the "HORIZON".
However, if we just show you the Letter D, and then "stop" at the simple revealing of the Letter D, this simple revelation, "See! This Letter is called "D"", is a perfect example of what is meant by people can only see what is near and not what is far, as referenced in the Popul Vuh. What you see is a "letter" shared by a particular few Alphabets. You did not see the mathematical basis of the Letter (1+2+3+4 = 10). You did not see it's link to the Sunrise (or Sunset), that DE is to be born and to subtract the life DE-ADD is to be DE'ED (dead). All the manifested archetypes upon which D is caste are void from one's vision. Surely, as stated in the Popul Vuh, the eyes have been covered as if reality is being viewed from a mirror fogged over through the simple warmth of one's breath.
What follows is that within "reality" there exists a certain premeditated deception upon which reality is fabricated.
Things are not as they appear.
The Metaphysics of the Cube
Just as the sphere maintains it's esoteric constructions, the cube, too, maintains its esoteric construction. The cube's esoteric construction, however, contains a sophisticated level of deception used by the Illuminatus.
Hence it's properties are wise to be comprehended and understood.
When viewed from it's physical properties, the cube has 6 sides, 12 edges, and 8 outer points. It contains a 9th point, which is the point directly in the center, from which 6 pyramids are formed. It is this "9th" point, that becomes "the I", and gives rise to the "Jack in the Box" which pops out of the Cubed structure.
The cube is key to sacred geometry, and indeed, to the primary coding of the Illuminatus. In general, a single cube is viewed as either "material existence", "life", or "the waking state", while two cubes interlinked and veiled in the Vesica Piscis is known as either "the spiritual world" or "the dream state".
When we deal in "dream states" relative to the Occult, there are multiple levels of existence. "Dreaming" as viewing a movie becomes supplanted by the ability to create "lucid states", which give way further to conscious astral projection. More advanced states include the use of hallucinogens to induce astral states (Santa and his "sleigh ride").
Regarding the waking state, or material existence, this is accomplished through passage of "the Egg", which is the letter Q. Hence to arrive into a material existence, it could be said that you have been "Q'ubed" as in past tense. The DREIDLE is one of the early symbols used to represent this state of existence. Using Gematria, this can be shown very easily by linking the word CHERUB to that of a the word DREIDLE.
Aside from all the phonetic plays between a "cherub" being linked to a cube, as well as the anagramic play on the two words, Gematria aids still further by showing that
CHERUB = 3+8+5+18+21+2 = 57 = 4+18+5+9+4+12+5 = DREIDLE
So when the "Flaming Sword and Cherub" guard the way to the Garden of Eden, we can substitute the word CHERUB with CUBE and CUBE with DREIDLE, and DREIDLE with JACK, if you prefer. The important issue is to find a contemporary transposition for which you may understand the concept.
The Cube may be viewed then as "a sphere" in that if you are to stand on the center of the cube, the flat plane of the Earth is as the side of the cube you are standing on. This becomes known in mythology as "viewing the 4 corners, which really become NE, SE, SW, and NW.
The Principle of Inverse Duplicity
Setting all of this back against Continental Masonry, one may be aided by an understanding of inverse duplicity. As defined, the word duplicity has the following general definitions:
1a. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
1b. An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.
Duplicity, inferring as it does the word "duplicate", clearing hints of the twofold nature of an item, which in our case, remain words. Inverse duplicity is simply the logical inversion of the planned deception in the word. For instance, a "funeral" contains as a root the word "FUN", and yet "funerals", by their very nature, generally tend to be quite sad affairs. There is nothing fun about them. This word is a very good example of an inverse duplicity. Funerals are not fun, they are sad, so we can simply inverse the "fun" to reveal the duplicity in the word. However, still further, within the word "funeral" remain the phonetics of "funnel".
Human life may be seen as the funnel filled with fluid. The funnel holds the liquid in check but still it drains the fluids in a constricted basis. Set this concept against the current level of human life on the planet, and death is as the liquid that flows out from the funnel. The liquid (loss of human life through death) remains in a state of constriction: as we add more liquid (life) we are able to maintain fluid in the funnel, and when we do not create enough life, the funnel slowly empties.
This is the inverse duplicity of the word FUNERAL contained in the root (consonant sounds) of the word. While a FUNERAL encodes the word FUN and is yet oft a sad affair, the reason for the FUNERAL is that someone's soul has left their body (risen up and flown away), and yet the fundamental macro philosophy is encoded into a "FUNNEL" that constricts the mass and secretes the fluids in a set constricted manner.
When we view the Compass and the Square, it is necessary to understand the principle of inverse duplicity. To say "good mourning" means we are happy, and the very saying of the phrase "good mourning" adds cheer to the invoker and the receiver, and yet the word is phonetically linked to "mourning" such as to be in a state of sadness.
This is inverse duplicity, and as you become aware of it, you will find it everywhere.
That there is a level of duplicity such as to be 180 degrees opposite in meaning relative to sound implies that there is a rational cipher being set into motion by a "higher power" or force who maintain a rational understanding of the underpinnings of the language.
It is a great fraud to assume that there was no rational component to the fabrication of the language against the sounds of the Alphabet. This was part of the "Great Work", after all.
What is above is below, but it is often turned 180 degrees from original perception. 6 is to 9. G is to Pei. Mourning is to Happy. Funeral is to Sad. The mountain is reflected in the lake, inverted.
Be aware of Principal of Inverse Duplicity as you walk the minefield of words.
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