The Living Waters of the
often ask me if I could give examples, or a picture, of what being
awake feels like. The best picture of what it feels like to be awake,
is what I have recently discovered about the Sphinx. As everybody
knows, the Sphinx has been assumed to be approximately 3 or 4 thousand
years old. Most people are also aware that the Sphinx suffers from
Robert Schoch of Boston University noticed, a few years ago, that
the Sphinx also suffered from severe water erosion. Prof. Schoch
was able to illustrate the difference between wind erosion as opposed
to water erosion. Water erosion, especially from rain, causes stone
to erode in a succession of undulating rolls; whereas, wind erosion
has a more horizontal, linear effect.
soon as I was able to observe what water erosion looked like, I
could see, for myself, the watered erosion on the Sphinx. What I
had a hard time digesting was the fact that nobody had ‘noticed’
these water effects before? No one noticed the water forms of erosion,
because they already assumed that they knew what they were looking
the Sphinx does suffer from the effects of wind as well as sand
erosion; coupled with the fact that our formatory mind works by
association, no one looking at an object in the desert would
be looking for signs of water erosion. Because we are asleep, we
confuse the part with the whole. The experts found (only saw) what
they were already looking for. As a result, even the experts ended
up confusing the part with the whole.
Sphinx is a marvelous example of an obvious truth, a massive, long
standing truth, that has been starring us all in the face since
day one. How could I miss something so obvious? How could everyone
for the last 4,000 years miss such an obvious fact? The answer is
we are all asleep, we do not see anything beyond our own projections.
Instead of being able to effectively digest such an impression,
our formatory mind assumes that it already knows what it is seeing
(processing) and, therefore, instead of digesting the impression,
our formatory mind dismisses/discards the Sphinx as some sort of
given and, therefore, not worth any more mental effort.
means being deaf, dumb and blind towards the Real Objective Contents
of the World: as a result, as an endless stream of unconscious assumptions
coupled with endless forms of projections, alongside a sea of unexamined
imaginations, these unbound elements become the contents
of our own subjective world.
as obvious as the nose on our faces are rarely, if ever, ‘noticed’
by anybody. On the other hand, once a Real Objective Truth is ‘noticed’,
our own Adam[ic] function becomes able to name the same truth our
Eve already perceives, thereby enabling the awakening process to
Patterson, in his video, Gurdjieff in Eqypt, noted that Gurdjieff
once stated that The Work Itself originated in Egypt before the
sands. Ten thousand, 500 years ago, Egypt was a rain forest, hence,
one of the possible sources for the water erosion.