The pantheist’s spirituality
The pantheist believes that ‘All1 is GOD’, therefore perfect,2 therefore good. And that GOD, writ G.O.D.3, happens as spontaneous universal self-regulating ordering process.4 And that the universe as a whole happens as ensemble of local self-regulating order systems5 that emerge as fractal elaborations of the universal ordering process.
The pantheist’s spirituality6 consists in her undivided worship7 of G.O.D., of the General Ordering Device. Her worship and so spirituality consists in participating fully in the General Ordering Device’s local8 ordering process by elaborating and thereby creating9 new order.10 In other words, the pantheist innovates order rather than merely comply (perfectly) with a given order.11
Moreover she also worships the gods12 by applying them13 to her new order.14
The spiritually minded henotheist worships, that is to say, applies himself to one specific, i.e. chosen god, that is to say, to one selected local ordering process.15 The spiritual pantheist worships, hence applies all gods in equal measure since he primarily worships and so applies the universal ordering process (i.e. G.O.D.) of which he emerges as wholly recursive fractal elaboration.16
In simple terms, the henotheist spirituality consists in putting the bricks were her one chosen god (i.e. her selected order system as monarch17) tells her to. The pantheist’s spirituality, since she experiences himself as a perfect (because identical to) G.O.D. elaboration, hence a god (albeit local) in her own right,18 puts the bricks where she tells herself to put them.19
© 2018 by Victor Langheld
1. For ‘all’ read: the totality of quantised, hence digitised systems of orders. A quantised system is a halted ordering process.
2. Perfect = good because halted, therefore done, finished, hence (as) a fact.
3. G.O.D. is conceived as acronym for General (meaning universal and so basic) Ordering Device (as machine as set of rules = constraints).
4. Hence as automaton.
5. Hence as automata.
6. The word ‘spirituality’ derives from the Latin word spiritus, meaning breath. Primitive (or naïve) humans imagined that life, indeed animation, begins with the first breath and which was their chosen God’s. Ancient Indians also believed that the driver of life, of continuous order, was the breath, that is to say, the Atman. Later, less naïve Indians imagined (as did the later Jew who wrote Genesis 1) that life happened as spontaneous growth (viz. Brahman).
7. For ‘worship’ read: application, as in adoration.
8. For ‘local’ read: niche.
9. For ‘creating’ read: arranging. Order is arranged from disorder, like the disordered pieces of a a jig-saw puzzle that are arranged into a picture.
10. As elaborated, fully recursive copy of G.O.D. she cannot but copy and so apply G.O.D.’s basic order creation function. By complying with the G.O.D function she is needs non-compliant at the local, meaning niche elaboration level, thereby innovating (as G.O.D. does).
11. The pantheist spirituality emulates G,O,D., the basic ordering device, by elaborating (i.e. creating) new order, in contrast to the henotheist whose spirituality attempts to perfect compliance with the given (by a selected, or chosen) order (so as to avoid the sin, as compliance failure, (and misery) of disorder, and so prepare for the perfectly ordered, hence better life in heaven). The pantheist, always perfect because the survivor in the given circumstances, becomes a local leader rather than follower.
12. The gods emerge when local ordering processes are halted, stopped or sliced. They, as emergents, serve as real-time (hardware) products of G.O.D.’s universal (or basic) ordering process, to wit, of his hellish local order, hence emergents production facility.
13. Or their lower order components.
14. Order makes emergents stable, thus predictable. The hardware universe consists of clusters of predictable, because (relatively) stable emergents.
15. And which, because singular in outcome, provides certainty and completeness and therefore the communication and realness making capacity of the quantum.
16. That is to say, as identical, albeit differential niche operation.
17. The henotheist is subject to one monarch, albeit absent (or transcendent). Hence is regulated by an ‘other.’
18. The pantheist experiences herself as monarch. She is self-regulated, hence an automaton.
19. And that is why the henotheist’s run-of-the-mill (social) housing, though dull because less innovative is built so much quicker and better.