Atawallpa Oviedo Freire
The human being has always realized that his life depends on the sun, that light is the source of his existence and of his prolongation on earth. Under this understanding, he has organized all its life forms around him, based on his awareness that the «father sun» was the center of everything (heliocentrism or solar vitalism). The peoples of Amerindia (America) have known for at least 2,000 years that the Earth revolves around the sun and that this planet is round, as has been amply demonstrated by serious scholars of pre-Columbian cultures.
There is no culture in the world that has not been handled in this way. All Earth societies functioned within a lunar and solar consciousness. Societies understood and lived for more than 500,000 years within that consciousness. For this reason, the sun was considered god, father or mother (depending on the culture), spirit, vital energy, life-giving source, etc. All actions of life of these peoples were prolonged by and directed towards the sun, the moon, the stars, so that their consciousness was cosmic and vibrating in the fourth dimension or tetraconsciousness, at least.
Tetraconsciousness is different from a three-dimensional consciousness, which perceives reality in a physical or bodily dimension of length, width and height. The triconscience, when it detached itself from tetraconsciousness, invented a series of new beliefs and sciences (the identity principle, the excluded third principle, Euclidean geometry, etc.) that differed from the principles of the ancient vitalism of tetraconsciousness, which we are going to call tetrasophy. The triconscience correlatively organized a new social, economic, reproductive, and educational world within these three dimensions.
The triconscience proceeded to recreate a new conception of life, which stopped at the object (objectivism) and not the whole (holism), the text (heliocentrism) and not the context (geocentrism). In other words, it failed to understand that there is an energy field or interrelated field that sustains and contains both the material and the spiritual. Rather, these groups proceeded to characterize it as idolatry, and instead, they enacted the individual and anthropomorphic god. Said in scientific words, they did not understand that there is a curvature of space / time that keeps the universal memory of matter / energy, and that the eastern peoples call it the Akashik records. Modern astrophysicists explain clearly when they point out that there is dark matter (95%) that surrounds the atomic (5%).
The triconscience was not satisfied and continued to advance until it reached two-dimensional or dialectical consciousness and finally, one-dimensional or monoconsciousness: a process in which the framework of the perception of reality was narrowed to enter further still into specificity or specialty (reductionism), and which at the same time builds systems and ways of life within those characteristics. Nano-conception concluded that everything was mechanical, separate and independent from each other (Newtonian-Cartesian physics).
Each of these perceptions or consciences worked to create a world and a reality that has been justified by itself, through different theories and beliefs. However, dogmas that have been fashionable for some time have been gradually falling, because they had no deep solidity.
Relative science (physics of large bodies) and quantum science (mechanics of subatomic bodies) explain this clearly. These sciences not only know that in life there are four dimensions, but that there are an even greater number: some speak of 11 and others up to 26. All these dimensions are tied or related, like an onion, in which the outer layer contains the inner layer and so on. This position coincides with that of the ancient vital cultures, only differing in the number of dimensions discovered, and by the methods used to rediscover them.
From this, we can conclude that the fourth dimension is the turning point or break between two types of consciousness or conception: integral consciousness and reductive consciousness. Whoever understands life in 4 dimensions can do it in ever greater dimensions; on the contrary, those who do not are getting closer to narrower or more cloistered dimensions.
The first three states of consciousness are the basic states, and those who activate the fourth state of consciousness enter the holistic state and gradually expand their consciousness to more subtle or refined levels, and their purpose is to consciously merge with the Whole by activating 100% of its capabilities. In other words, the first three levels reflect the dense or heavy consciousness, mainly the fear that is a lack of love and which activates violence, war, domination, the extinction of the other. Reduced consciousness, which is what we have experienced during the last 500 years as humanity as a whole, and which has reached its peak now that fourth-state consciousness has been reactivated (with the appearance of philosophies such as biocentrism, deep ecology, horizontal democracy, sociocracy, etc.).
From heliocentrism to geocentrism
Is it that at some point in human consciousness there was an «involution» or a loss or a numbness to the fourth dimension? This rupture or break begins to be produced about 5,000 years ago with the appearance of the patriarchy, begins to mature
s about 2,500 years ago with the rise of civilization, and reaches its climax and limit with neoliberal capitalism in our time.
This limit arises when the mechanistic vision is rethought or questioned by a series of characters that disrupt the entire tri-bi-one-dimensional system: Einstein (Theory of Relativity), Max Planck (Quantum Theory), James Lovelock (Gaia Theory), Heisenberg (Theory of Uncertainty), Dominique Temple (Theory of Reciprocity), etc. Each of these disarm the geocentric (anthropo-andro-occidocentric) theory that was systematized and configured 2,500 years ago in Greece, then imposed on the European peoples and they on the world, and which has now governed the entire world in these last 500 years (globalization). This geocentric dogma remains in force, deep down or in its structure, despite the death of Giordano Bruno and millions of people by the Holy Inquisition for demystifying geocentric theory.
This transition from tetraconsciousness to monoconsciousness occurred in a gradual process, in which the ancient heliocentric vitalism (not to be confused with the heliocentrism of Aristarchus of Samos or of Heraclides of Pontus) lost ground – not only metaphorically speaking but literally – until which geocentrism had been fully imposed in a period of 2,200 years, from Aristotle to Copernicus and Galileo. At this point, the process of reversion begins – and it has taken humanity more than 300 years to reach the tetrasophy rebirth that we are currently experiencing with quantum physics and other postulates.
Tetrasophic lunar-solar societies were commanded and organized in a circular, horizontal, complementary and harmonic way, following a natural or vital matrix. Dynasties were structured in a balance between the masculine and the feminine, and the projections of familial, economic, cultural, and ritual organization were reproduced in feminine form, even though in certain cases it was men who appeared as visible heads in the social leadership. They understood that if life is reproduced by the woman, everything should follow the same course (matrilineages). There are no vestiges of extreme violence, nor the creation of sophisticated deadly weapons during this stage of tetrasophic coexistence.
In this period of interrelation between the sensitive and the rational, relationships were relatively stable at all levels of human life. The vestiges of pure violence have only appeared for 5,000 years in central Eurasia (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome), and they coincide with other phenomena, such as the arrival of a sedentary lifestyle that led to the progressive appearance of commerce and the market. And as an extension of this new phenomenon of transaction, humanity experienced the birth of currency, mathematics and writing.
Each were products or effects made mainly by men (the logical, analytical brain). On the other hand, in the matrix era, agriculture, medicine, astronomy, rituality, crafts, etc. were activated. While the man wandered from one place to another looking for food, the woman settled in a place that was dedicated to observation, experimentation, and study of her environment, thus inventing science on various levels. Women were highly respected by men for the great level of community and wisdom that they possessed. Hence, we see the collective organization and the communitarian functioning of the ancient societies. It is a system that follows a spiral model of life, and that differs from the patriarchal model, which is vertical and pyramidal, and which will emerge in opposition in a subsequent period when triconciousness is activated.
Subsequently, the men who previously dedicated themselves exclusively to collecting the products now a group began the exclusive activity of exchanging the products between regions. This is a group that also begins to bring and carry away new customs, technologies, and beliefs, which is the reason for which they slowly begin to acquire a great economic power that will awaken in them the ambition to have more advantages than others. Merchants, especially, accumulate and appropriate these new advantages and the surplus of the community. At the same time, they will gain more material power, warlike and productive in nature, all of which will lead to the emergence of patriarchalism (triconciousness) until it converges into geocentrism (biconsciousness) and the formation of its social system called capitalism (monoconsciousness).
In a patriarchy, a war begins against everything feminine or all that represents the femininity of life: goddesses, women, nature, corporality, affectivity, sexuality, intuition, sensitivity… The first to be attacked will be the goddesses, who will end up being considered pagan and idolatrous. Then, women will start to be considered witches, nature in its wildest form, the body in weakness, affectivity in romanticism, sexuality in sin, intuition in irrationalism, sensitivity in banalism, etc., etc. And so, on and so forth until today, when everything begins to be reconsidered though geocentric or monoconscious theory still prevails, struggling to maintain and perpetuate itself. Despite the fact that modern science has demonstrated heliocentrism, the institutions created and emerged in geocentrism are still latent, especially the Church and the State.
From tetrasophy to dialectics
Until 5,000 years ago, tetraconsciousness was in force throughout humanity, but in western Asia (Mesopotamia) around 4,000 years ago, triconciousness began to develop (or underdevelop), which in turn would lead to biconciousness 3,000 years ago, and then to a 2,000 year period of monoconsciousness. The last of these is a cloister consciousness that has reached its peak in myopic or postmodern consciousness, in which everything revolves in and around itself (individual freedom). Scholars have verified that each new discovery, invention, diffusion and imposition has taken 1,000 years for each humanity.
Geocentric theory was consolidated and more clearly structured in classical Greece, for whom the maximum representatives and fathers of this new world will be Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, the last of whom will even invoke a new («involutive») much more serious rupture, by consolidating intellectually and theoretically the passage from three-dimensionality or three-consciousness to two-dimensionality, with the structuring of dual consciousness or dialectical logic. According to its etymology, the concept of dialectic refers to two Greek terms: dia (from one to the other) and legein (reason, determine, define). Its most ordinary sense would be equivalent to a contraposition or fight between two logos or reasons.
Aristotle is the one who best specifies this dualistic category and who will be most clearly defined as dialectical. But it is no longer the dialectic of Heraclitus, who saw the contradiction as a dynamization, but quite the opposite: it is an immobilization, which had to be resolved by superimposing one
on above the other. That is to say, for Aristotle and all dialectics, life functions through the struggle of two forces, between which one has the truth and must win: good against evil, wisdom against ignorance, logos against myth, reason against sensoriality, science against religion, the civilized against the barbaric… And so, until its latest inventions in recent times: the advanced against the backward, the developed against the underdeveloped, the modern against the ancient, the first world against third world, etc., etc.
Among dialectics, it is Hegel (idealism) who will drive it the furthest, and the great sustainer will be Marx (materialism). Between each of them there is a series of intellectuals and scientists (all men, not a single woman) who will follow the same assumptions, at the level of the economy, medicine, philosophy, science, social organization, religion. These men will create different systems or worlds that will defend themselves and impose on themselves with death (war, conquest, exploitation).
All beliefs invented by biconciousness will be more broadly structured and consolidated globally in monoconsciousness, through a series of institutions: monarchical, monotheistic, monopolistic, monogamous, monocular, monomaniac, etc., etc. Monolectism has reached its maximum «splendor» in the individualistic, existentialist, libertine, anorexic, bulimic, hikikomori society of today.
The monolectic elites consolidated patriarchal slavery, a system that has been developed and perfected – as the armament and production discoveries have developed – up to the present day, and thus patriarcocentrism within capitalism continues. The maximum patriarch of the self-styled western civilization is Abraham (4,000 years old) with his anthropocentric god theory; then we have Moses (3,000 years old) and the only god; afterwards Plato (2,000 years old) and his inferiority of nature; until we reach the Scholastics (Thomas Aquinas) and his Christian monoculture (1,000 years); to finally end with Marx and his historical materialism. Religion and atheism are two sides of the same coin, idealism and materialism, both very different from vitalism. These characters are the greatest figures of those who managed to represent the thought of each era, as each society was changing and finding its clearest exhibitors.
In other words, the western identity (westernity) will gradually be perfected, by a process in which an elite takes control with the life purpose of the conquest of the world, through the expansion and consolidation of power in different periods, which they will they call: slavery, feudalism, mercantilism, capitalism, socialism. This path is the process in which economic, political, ideological and military control will be perfected, until reaching the current stage in which we have reached self-enslavement, the fundamental achievement of slavery. External forces of enslavement are no longer necessary, each now enslaves himself in his own way and form: we have arrived at the perfect cloister society, all worshiping the market god, working and living for him. Monotheism at its best.
Western identity began in ancient Mesopotamia-Persia, and was perfected in the Greco-Roman empire, through the fusion of Semitism with Hellenism, which gave rise to the appearance of Christianity. The Roman emperor Constantine, and later Theodosius, fully consolidated the self-styled civilization, as we know it until now, in which it has only been polished with time.
The civilizational project began its expansion about 1,700 years ago through the conquest, colonization and evangelization of the world. The first territory conquered by westernity was the rest of Europe, through the imposition of Christian monism and thereby the ending of ancient vitalist cultures, under the argument that they were saving them from idolatry. In turn, Westernized Europeans, in a period of 1,200 years, launched with the same arguments the extirpation of idolatries from around the world, beginning with the conquest of Africa, and afterwards Amerindia, Oceania and the rest of Asia, in these last 500 years.
Amerindia’s tetrasophic vitalism
The European monarchies launched into the westernization or civilization of new territories, in the wild desire to find new wealth. They arrived at Abya Yala or Amerindia and met with peoples who continued to live in a tetrasophic or vital lunar consciousness – which, for the monistic conscience, was a wild, primitive, archaic, barbaric, backward state… That is to say, the history of Europe -when the westernist elite of the Greco-Roman empire thought the same of the European peoples, who they called barbarians- was repeated in Amerindia. And since then, the Christianized Europeans have thought the same of the rest of the world, until now, when the majority of the world population thinks the same of those peoples that have not yet been civilized, that is to say, monomized.
Within westernity, the historical process has been seen as the evolution or development from myth (heresy, superstition, paganism) to reason (logic, intellect, reasoning). But, now we know that what happened was the separation and the imposition of reason on myth, which led them groups to gradual reductionism until they reached the myopic objectivism of today. From luni-solar vitalism to geocentrism, from vitalist consciousness to mechanistic consciousness, from tetrasophy to monoconsciousness.
In other words, 2,500 years ago the system of fighting opposites (dialectics) was definitively imposed on Greece over the system of harmony of complements (tetrasophy). This conception of a dispute of opposites, throughout the process of its existence, has had different meanings or expressions: law of superiors over inferiors, law of synthesis, law of union and fight of opposites, law of the excluded third party, law of identity, law of the negation of the negation, class struggle, competition law, efficiency law, etc., etc. These laws today are seriously questioned by modern relativistic-quantum science and by the latent ancestral consciousness in certain communities far from civilization, but mainly in our genetic memory (DNA) and in the collective unconscious of all humanity.
These quantum visions are currently combined in so-called biocentrism, but that still has some of the lags of geocentrism and especially of dialectical logic. In any case, biocentrism gives us tools to understand that life is what has created the universe and not the other way around, as Newtonian-Cartesian mechanistic theories and Darwinian evolutionists believed. Neither of these two theories have been able to explain the origin of life, instead, biocentrism, supported by relativism and quantum mechanics, has managed to explain that vital energy is the self- generation of life. Lovelock realized something very simple: life as it spreads tends to modify its environment. Today it seems obvious, but in the time of the most orthodox Darwinism, it was proclaimed that the fittest species survived and evolved. Today we know that they adapt to environmental changes. No one seemed to think that a way of adapting to these environmental changes was a force capable of assimilating the environment, since we are all children of the great ecosystems and of the Earth as a whole, which is molding and transforming us.
Although the current mind is functioning in a two-dimensionality, our physical body – which is nourished by the biosphere – continues to function in a four-dimensionality. Therefore, we need to move from individualistic consciousness to collective consciousness, which implies not only being human but being humanity, but mainly being earth and being cosmos.
We need to trace the biospheric consciousness to our personal consciousness, to function in correspondence and reciprocity as the single organism that we are, the whole planet and all life as a whole. It is our chance, but the life (biosphere) that is stronger than us will take us within its course. It is not possible to go against life any longer, because life has a greater conscience and will end up leading the way despite the stubborn resistance of monism for these 2,000 years. Either we do it consciously, or the crisis, climate change, disease, suffering, pandemic will take care of it for us.
Tetrasophy, at a social level, today in the Andes has taken the name of Sumak Kawsay or Good Living, becoming an alternative to monistic capitalism in the face of the global crisis that it has generated. Good Living is part of the World Mutualist Movement, which has become a concrete and possible way out, so that humanity can continue to exist on Mother Earth.
Translation: Annie Hanock