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THE BRANCHING ARCHETYPE
"...the myth ... has so many ramifications..." Jung, C.G. Mysterium Coniunctionis. p. p. 330.
RAMIFICATIONS - TREE
This is essentially a Glass Bead Game
The branching effect is the point of differentiation. this is polarized to the path of integration, where various features are fused into a unity. In branching, the functions separate into various operational sections. The Tree is a symbol which has been widely used. In Alchemy and the Kabala, in Hermetic Teachings and so on - the Tree appears as a map in Raymon Lull; it is the subject of a work by C.G.Jung - 'The Philosophical Tree.' The Branching Archetype surfaces in a remarkable short story by J. L. Borjes - 'The Garden of Forking Paths' - the Tree also appears in 'Atalanta Fugiens'. etc.
That which branches, or differentiates is therefore also another way of saying 'multiplication' - which is an Alchemical stage. These are Universal and Natural Laws, as illustrated by the work ofPAUL KLEE and also in the scientific views of Gary Zirkov - plus it is structural to the Tibetan Teachings as shown in the word mDo "...where things come together..." which indicates their parting as well - co-incidence and syncronicity are similar laws, etc.
THE CENTRE IN THE MIDST OF THE CONDITIONS
The VAJRA or VISVAJRA must be related to the 'Secret of the Golden Flower' illustration, e.g. The Branching Archetype, which is Yantric. Also the shrill rising of the flute in Mahlers' 3rd Symphony - it rushes upwards, ascending in tone to reach a certain softness and before one has perceived the change, the flute has faded into the strings - which continue the ascending theme into a horizontal one.