Working on the final video The Royal Tombs or Ur 1.4: What does it mean?
What does it mean? Well certainly, “What does it mean?” It's rather a big topic to be boiled down by an arrogant young man. I mean, who am I to tell you, or to tell anyone what “it” means? And ultimately that's the point. The only reality I can define is my own. And if people like the way it sounds; if they find a kinship or a shared description they are welcome to adopt it.
What strikes me is the artificiality of our existence. And by artificiality, I do not mean that in a derogatory or negative connotation. I mean the unique human trait of language and more so on written language. Why were these inventions necessary?
Why indeed. I can only guess.
But as I think, and re-think the final video with the arrogant title: “The Royal Tombs or Ur 1.4: What does it mean?”
It is clear to me is the grand universal theme that permeates humanity, and the human's need for a narrative; the statistician’s type II error. Humans are different than every other species in the universe, and I say that with apodictic certainty. Perhaps Einstein (in my opinion an INTJ) said it best, “Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes.”
It is clear to me there is an order to the cosmos that resonates within our souls as it does when it spins galaxies. And the source of this fantastic cosmic turbine is a wonder and a wisdom that resounds in the deepest of human psyche's of which we all share. However, I would also like to add, few are capable of listening to. Many more are skilled at throwing up distractions to ignore its spinning.
And this golden braid that is unique within the existence of space-time is also transcendent within all of us. And with our finite time in life we are given a choice to further explore this and gain wisdom from experience, or ignore it altogether for knowledge. And that is a prodigious distinction: Widsom and Knowledge.
Putre Facto is man's knowledge of his own mortality. This is not the idea of a “black-hole” that will one day devour man from the earth. Most humans are aware of that time but can distract themselves from it through pornography, video games, or entertainment. It is forever with man as his condition is also grave and constant. It is the one shrill and dull note that death plays from the silence of our past, at barely a whisper in our ear.
People who seek Wisdom are more aware of this than others. As they listen with rapt attention to the note, with one foot in the grave and one hand stretched out towards infinity. Knowledge is something you can get anywhere. Wisdom requires you forsaking your own personal mortality, and embracing the experience fully and consciously. And it's never pleasant and often more than one person can bare. There are numerous failures throughout history: Buddha, Jesus Christ, Lord Mahavir, Hercules
and most of them were demigods. In fact I am having a hard time thinking of a person who did bare it. Prometheus was a Titan, Fenris (Fenrir) was a wolf... those are the only two who could bear the agony of life. Anyway, I am getting off track...oh perhaps Oedipus.
In any event, Ur is exactly the Wisdom, often canonized and compartmentalized into knowledge, that gives us a broader scope of human existence. It would be akin to waking up tomorrow with only knowledge of your actions from the past month. You would still possess speech, motor control, and your education, however what of your own personal experience with the world? What judgments and perceptions could be made? What would nature open up to your questions? Then again, there are plenty humans in the world that it would not show the slightest difference whatsoever.