Here’s the latest installment of Extra Dimensional. Check out the last installment HERE.
“The soul is not in the body, the body is in the soul. Do you understand? Look…..we….. are……..you. Try to remember.
The above is something that seemingly omnipotent alien beings tell Jack Frost in Grant Morrison’s brilliant series The Invisibles, right before he learns to bend reality to his own will for a brief period. Despite being one of my favorite pieces of art in any medium, I still don’t own the series in its entirety due to my inability to commit to buying things like graphic novels when I can get them for free at the library (you actually have to get The Invisibles through inter library loan as the SPL doesn’t have it). But in this case I’ve made an exception and decided to buy a volume every six months or so to slowly run through it all again for a second time. About a month after reading that particular passage, I woke up from a deep lucid dream state where I felt as if I’d been submerged in a rich and luminous reassuring energy that was hell bent on imparting a distinct message to me.
When I found myself returning to semi-normal consciousness I struggled to grasp onto this particular nugget of wisdom due to its strange and otherworldly nature. It was becoming rapidly lost in translation between realms. But then it was as if a visible translation program emerged in my mind’s eye and quickly codified the intent of the message into terms I could easily comprehend. “The soul is not in the body, the body is inside the soul, try to remember.” It didn’t get through with optimum efficiency, but it couldn’t have come across any more clearly. I briefly basked in a feeling of existential bliss and slowly drifted back to sleep. In attempting to pursue a more shamanic or magickal life path, as I’ve been doing for the last four years or so, events start to happen that seem impossible and yet, if you think of the world as rooted in a more expansive cosmology, they all begin to make sense. Accepting that differentiated world view is a fundamental tenet to truly pursuing a life of sorcery
Of course, The Invisibles was largely written as a means to help Mr. Morrison (who has a documentary coming out later this year called Talking with Gods) explain an alien encounter he had in Katmandu, where sentient beings invaded his life and took him outside of the time stream. He was shown that we are eternal energy sources being grown inside of time as a means of creation, but aren’t even fully aware of ourselves as of yet; still infantile in our development – which further explores the idea that higher forces are manipulating us as a means to expand reality or “increase novelty” as Terence Mckenna would have referred to it. To quote the man himself, they showed him that:
“the universe was, was a larval form of what they are, which is fifth-dimensional entities. And the only way to grow a fifth-dimensional entity is to plant it in time, henceforth our universe.”