n 13 Foetus

Foetus is the not yet born child suspended in the amniotic sac. This is an energy of inchoation and dependency. Foetus (n) is part of the circuit. It lies in between h (Incest) behind it and d (Artemis) in front of it.

Other connected accretions are: Hebrew: Mem, Tarot: Hanged Man, Raven, Ash tree, Green Woodpecker, Vasopressin, Aldosterone, Glutamic acid, S=d/t, D=st, T=d/s.

m 12 Ethics

Ethics is the concern of the transcendental appearance of right and wrong. As a nodal accretion Ethics is interesting. Ethics in philosophy tends to be the dominant term for the whole field of moral study. At a more societal level however ethics tends to be the code of conduct for regional areas whereas morality tends to be viewed as the more fluid personal code. In philosophy though it is morality that is often thought of as the wider code that ethics supplies the meta level to. The ethical is a transcendental appearance, this though in no way determines the content of the ethical in its particular decisions (morality). In Deleuzo-Guattarian terms ethics has a molar structure as a ‘real’ area that itself studies the determination of a second molarity: morality -in the sense of a wider code e.g. Christian morality. Likewise both of these structures have bleeding molecular edges.

The molecular edge of morality is ethics, as it is ethics that questions the correctness of the morality just engages with it in a motion that perpetually threatens to destabilize it. The molecular edge of ethics is the sceptical reflection upon the ethical itself. Because the ethics-morality dualism is often identified as a condition of the human itself, the edge of the ethical (the system that preys upon morality) is both the nihilistic threat that moves beyond the human and Nietzschean style attempts to move beyond it in a grammar not yet fully formed -for which to use the term ‘more positive’ is insufficient.

Ethics is one of the three central nodes of the hyperqabalah (along with Advent (a) and Umbra (0).

Other connected accretions are: Hebrew: Lamed, Tarot: Adjustment, Mice, Rabbits, Bramble, Rose, Meadowsweet, Maat, Manganese, Phenylanine, Momentum (physics).

l 11 Freedom

The capacity for autonomy, illusory or not, is gathered in this node. Fromm’s freedom from and freedom to are worth considering in relation. Freedom is an idea the beings of awareness may believe in metaphysically as true or and ideal that beings of awareness hold up as something to strive for in relation to -often in relation to a state power.

Freedom (l) is part of the circuit, its feeder node is Mithras (g). In the circuit it is preceded by Twilight (s) and succeeded by Eskatology (w).

Other accretions attached to it are: Hebrew: Kaph, Tarot: Fortune, Ducks, Snakes, Rowan trees, Yarrow, Pressure (physics), Growth hormone, Gastrin.

k 10 Philosopher

Philosophers think. This is the dominant characteristic. The other feature is to think about intractable problems. Philosophers are possibly the best examples of beings that act as agents for ideas. All beings of awareness are agents for different powers. The case of the philosopher is special insofar as there never really any empirical criteria to alter what a philosopher is an agent for -there are instances where the intractable problem turns out to be empirically resolvable, at this point it disappears from philosophy.

The philosopher is is part of a stratified territory controlled by accretions of dead philosophers transformed into ‘isms’ and philosophies themselves that do not have dead human names attached. The main aim seems to be to join this territory whilst alive and then continue to be there when dead. A phantasy drives this, the phantasy that thought will yield the kind of certainty that will bring about the defeat of the other ontologies and hence dominance of the territory. Owing to the nature of the problems, this is a priori impossible.

k is the feeder node for u (Luna).

Other accretions attached are: Hebrew: Yod, Tarot: Hermit, Methionine, Power (physics), Vitamins C and K, Cowslip, Hazel, Squirrel.

j 9 Passion

Passion is an energy accompanying something else with intensity. Passion is related to desire but not identical. A desire may be passionate but essentially any activity may be passionately done, passion may also be absent from its action but still present in the being -one is passionate about activity x but not necessarily doing it. Any being considered to be passionate about something may be considered to be an agent of that activity -as we can considered all ideas as autonomous accretive structures. Passion though is empty by itself, though it is also emptying -it drains energy from other areas of the being. Ironically Passion is not one of the feeder nodes, rather it is fed into by node r (Pan) We might note that Passion can be squashed to form Pan and that Passion and the god Pan do seem somewhat related. In the circuit itself it is preceded by f (Urlking) and followed by s (Twilight).

Other accretions attached to Passion are: Hebrew: Teth, Tarot: Lust, Geese, Reeds, Linden trees, Selenium, Energy (physics), Absorption (logic), Lysine.