Maybe it is my incomplete understanding of RS, or maybe it is RS that is incomplete? But to me, something about the nature of "Time" assumed by RS doesn't quite seem right - like we are putting together two different phenomena.
I conceive of Time flowing, like after hitting the forward button on an old tape recorder; the tape is a space dimension, but it is useless without it moving through the tape-head. But there is more to it...
Take a dichotomy; like our mathematical multiplicative inverse, or in words like: Space and Counterspace, or Cosmic Sector and Material Sector. If for the sake of argument, we call such a dichotomy a 'lateral dichotomy', with all its inherent creation, energy and activity
, - then if that dichotomy returns to the Unity whence it came, what happens to all the "creation, energy and activity"?
Is it not logical, that it must still exist as some sort of Potential? ...It cannot be physical - as the necessary dichotomy to produce anything 'physical' has returned to Unit value! So in putting other clues together, my working theory is, that it exists as some sort of 'Mind Potential' or Thought Energy.
So considering this development between having a lateral dichotomy, or alternatively having just still Mind Potential at the datum Unity, - we have thus another sort of dichotomy - we could for the sake of argument call this a Vertical dichotomy!
- Creative Action dichotomy - Still Potential Unity - Creative Action dichotomy - Still Potential Unity -
To clarify, I have attached a favorite diagram depicting two types of dichotomy.
So what of 'Time' in either of these lateral or the vertical dichotomies. The meaning of 'Time' cannot be the same!
If this suggestion is correct, then it would evoke very different explanations for Etheric or Prana phenomena compared with a model based on a single dichotomy that has multiple layers, like "third ethical sector" or whatever. ...So this is what I am on about referring to the relevance of a "Source" (Unmanifest Potential) in building up our model! ...Get the overall picture outlined before we attempt to complete the detail of any one part.
...Again this is where the input of diverse people helps, and for that we need a good Text Book! ...But to write the Good Text book we need a full picture... and so Ad infinitum
(not that word again!)
In Peace, Jameela