Blue Castle 38 PM (September 28 PM)
The Yang Master at the Seat of Outwardness at the Throne of Nguvu (Strength) at the Letter of Amplification
alphabet: a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order, used to represent the basic sounds of a language
The power of the Symbol first became evident at Station One with the rise of a magical capacity to represent one thing with another, the first step in a reconciliation with the Source of All. And then, we saw at Station Four that the Symbol became a secret driving force in the course of Evolution’s own rising up into its own self-awareness, and along came scientific approaches to the study of symbolism such as Saussurian linguistics which imagined (as a useful fiction that it believed to be true) that “the sign is arbitrary”. Here, at Station Seven (the station which together with One and Four complete the First Column), the Symbol virtually comes alive as the Magician learns to manipulate it.
This process culminates at Nguvu, the penultimate Throne at the Element of Galaxy. At Nguvu, raw, multifaceted, old power (as denoted by the words Aristocratic and Arrogant) are supported and reinforced not by a single Symbol, but by an ordered set of symbols which are used to represent all the sounds that make existence meaningful. The ordering of the symbols expresses the Yang Master at the Seat of Outwardness — the nature of meta-mind itself to evolve, reaching from symbolic expressions into non-symbolic consciousness as fluid as sound itself.
At this point in the unfolding of Galaxy, we are one step away from the climax of the meta-mental worldview. That which is strongest is not that which is biggest or most brawny (as in Station One), or svelt and supple (as in Station Four), but alphabetical and alchemical (as in Station Seven). The protagonist of the story of Spirit in the Season of Unity has now revealed itself: it is the alphabet of aristocracy, donning the garb of the International Phonetic Alphabet, meeting itself in the mirror with something new and unfamiliar which allows it to transform itself into something trans-alphabetical. This story about the Way Things Are And Could Be is itself brought to you by the Nguvu (strength) of one particular Alphabet, the Lingua-U.