If you love Avatar and Titanic, these to movies by James Cameron (JC) are creative mythology as described by Joseph Campbell (JC). These are golden threads by Ariadne (the Goddess) that can lead us out of the womb or labyrinth of the modern I-IT world to our true Center that is both within and without.
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That’s why we can’t find out center because it is neither IN or Without. In our I-IT mind, our center has to be IN or OUT because IT has to be an IT somewhere. But our Center is not an IT, so it has no location is space/time. It is the Center of Space/Time. It has no name. It is your face before your parents (I-IT) were born. To find it one has to be able to read the mythic maps, which are our movies now, since we have erased with our rational empirical mind all traces of the ancient myths that used to lead man out of the labyrinth of the world.
The Philosopher’s Stone is Metaphor. Metaphor is the coded language of the treasure map. Indiana Jones knows how to read this map. The ITS of the world are metaphors that point to you as the Center where you and the world are ONE, the two that is ONE. You as an IT and the world as ITS are the ONE that has no second IT. YOU ARE IT!
Why can’t we see metaphor today? Why is everything an IT? Our logic fails us, the Classical logic of Aristotle, the Law of Identity that is the foundation of science. A cannot be A and B both at the same time. The I-IT consciousness is fundamentally a dual Operating System. Everything comes in two like on Noah’s Ark. (See the metaphor there?) Noah’s ark is the modern world where everything comes in pairs-of-opposits. Yahweh created it because he himself is an I-IT mind, a god separated from his creation as ITS. We are made in that image and we suffer because we have lost out True Center. In order to find our True Center, the center of our world, we have to let go of the idea or belief that we are created, that we are just ITS, things that are created, by either Yahweh or the Big Bang, Either way you are still a created thing, an IT without a true home at the center.
We can read metaphors as a finger points to our true center because we read them with the I-IT mind. We are not on the map we are reading. We are the Reader of the Map looking for ourself as the Reader on the Map we are reading. No wonder we can’t find out who we are. We are not on the map!