Dorothy and the Wizard appears to be in the
order of Transformation,
Purple Orange Green Red Blue Yellow
In dealing with awareness one discovers that it
is insufficient to solve the problems of awareness. How about the awareness of
awareness, that is, knowledge? If the valley of Voe represents the theosophic
problem of knowledge there are two questions it should address.
Negative and positive self reference of knowledge - truth and falsity.
Consider the sentence - "This sentence is false." If it is true, then
it is false. If it is false, then it is true. It is contradictory.
Consider the sentence - "This sentence is true." If it is true, then
it is true. If it is false, then it is false. It is indeterminate.
Negative self reference of knowledge is contradictory and cannot be resolved by
knowledge. Positive self reference of knowledge is indeterminate and cannot be
resolved by knowledge.
In the context of Red then,
the following is a secondary sequence of Transformation.
Red / Purple - (knowledge of
void) clear light without a source, apparent lack of inhabitants - parallels -
discovery that virtual knowledge does not depend on stored experience but is
defineed by absence in context rather than presence. Deja vue or anamnesis can
exist in familiar as well as in new contexts.
Red / Orange - (knowledge of
response) explanation of the locale, contradictory nature of the valley. The
people hide from the bears in order not to be eaten. The bears hide from the
people in order to sneak up on them. A state of tension exists in which
sometimes people are eaten and sometimes bears are killed. Coexistence is
tense. - parallels - when allowing ones thoughts to be whatever they care to be
and to observe them without involvement, sometimes those thoughts are cute and
interesting and sometimes they are downright icky. Knowledge is incapable of
resolving its own contradictions.
Red / Green - (knowledge of
awareness) eat, but not the dama - parallels - decision not to be part of the
contradiction. One must not get involved in the icky thoughts even by pushing
Red / Red - (knowledge of
conflict) attack of the bears - parallels - the contradiction cannot be
ignored. Icky thoughts cannot be avoided, pushed away, ignored or in any other
way obviated by the capabilities of knowledge.
Red / Blue - (knowledge of
recognition) use of the leaves, on the river - parallels - entry into the state
of indeterminacy. When they're on the land, it's bad. When they're on the
river, it's good. There is no possible resolution with the bears. Knowledge in
a state of indeterminacy is no imrovement over knowledge in a state of
contradiction. No indeterminate state can be maintained indefinitely.
Red / Yellow - (knowledge of
limits / ends) exit from Voe, enter Pyramid mountain and a spiral staircase -
parallels - when knowledge is brought back upon itself without regard to
contradiction or indeterminacy it becomes void in regard to itself and becomes
a transition into understanding and recognition. Data loses individual
significance to become meaning.