10 - State and Structure Aspects of H2 (Causal Level)

In spiritual terms H2 (causal level) is characterised as a state of (deep) sleep.

What this means in effect that Spirit comes to be strongly identified at this time with the refined unconscious residing in the depths of personality.

Light tends to be associated with the conscious manifestation of Spirit (as illumination). By contrast darkness tends to be associated with the unconscious manifestation of Spirit (as the unseen light that remains hidden from conscious expression).

The illumination phases of the causal realm where Spirit is given conscious expression gives rise to dim contemplation and resembles a peaceful night that is lit by gentle moonlight. Because it lies so close to the unconscious it is ideal for a universal holistic type of understanding.

With the purgative stages such "dim" light ceases giving rise to a deeper level of darkness. However because there is so little (possessive) involvement with conscious phenomena, one can remain in a greater state of equanimity regarding the changes in development that occur.

As regards the structures of development, H2 is characterised largely by virtual or "imaginary" phenomena. These relate to the indirect conscious expression (of what is unconscious) and tend to be extremely short-lived and transparent.

However insofar as one identifies with the indirect conscious phenomena - in rigid terms as trans - this leads to unconscious imbalance with respect to earlier pre understanding (with respect to L2).

Thus one must keep returning to L2 to disentangle remaining repressed elements of consciousness from this time. Once again it requires the very pure (unconscious) light of H2 to uncover these repressed elements of L2 (that are buried deep in the unconscious).

Thus though there is equanimity in terms of conscious dynamics, considerable oscillation between "high" and "low" levels takes place with respect to virtual (indirect conscious) phenomena.

These structures (of H2) have a precise holistic mathematical interpretation as "imaginary" in contrast to the "real" structures of the earlier level.

So whereas Type 1 complementarity relates to the bi-directional interaction of "real" (i.e. 180 degree) opposites, Type 2 complementarity relates to the bi-directional interaction of "real" and "imaginary" (i.e. 90 degree) opposites in development.