P: Every society is built on some notion of Law. Whether,
decidedly systemized or tacitly adhered. Although my understanding of
the functioning of your society is newfangled, I hope to in time become
well acquainted with your ways of life. For this I need to set forth my
first question. What paradigm of Law predominates in the Mayavi
X: We have no
Law. It is all a matter of optimum arrangement. Before you accuse us of
harboring primitive conceptions such as Law, I must remind you that in
the evolution of Man, the driving force of the will is the realization
of happiness. Happiness is subjective to the
individual, the group, the psyche, the society. But one thing that is
common in Babylon is that the meaning of happiness has been lost in the
bowels of self-deceit and materialism.
I understand the materialism part of your contention, but please shed
some clarity on the self-deceit factor and its relevance to Law and
Self-deceit can also be understood as the wide spread occurrence of
false-consciousness. I am sure you are aware of the meaning of the
phrase. Regardless, I shall explain for this is the core antagonist that
our clan has endeavored to overthrow. False consciousness refers to the
harboring of false beliefs that sustain one’s own oppression.
It is a member of the same family of such insidious psycho-pathologies
as abuse-denial and Stockholm syndrome. The element that differentiates
false consciousness from other forms of delusion is its sheer vastness.
The mass scale of its operation is overwhelming to say the least. It can
be compared to an almost infinitely wide subliminal canopy of ignorance
and mislead beliefs with only small tears for light to shine through.
And the people who this light graces are exceedingly few and far
So, who are the people who
have access to this illuminant knowledge, this true understanding that
various ‘truths’ that are taken for granted are not as innate as they
seem? Marx and Engels in 1846 wrote that “the class which has the means
of material production at its disposal has control at the same time over
means of mental production” . In short, they say that
only those who have access to wealth and power have access to the true
knowledge that is kept so well hidden from the masses.
this is where their holistic blindness of perception comes into the
picture. This is a common shortcoming of western romantics who so
passionately formulate the rule without realizing that they themselves
are the exception. My dear brother, there are many human beings in this
world who are liberated by doubt. They are made free at instants of
insight in commonplace situations by their own unconscious journeys into
the metaphysical realm of everyday life. But the ever-present
contraindication to this magnificent state of boundlessness is the
systemic humdrum of a ticking clock. The anti-realization that one’s
time is fleeting and that one has responsibilities to live up to, codes
to follow, mouths to feed, money to hoard.
And then there are the ones who see beyond the veil of Isis
and see themselves for what they are: creative units of the universe.
Thus, the exodus of these units into the Mayavi clan is not so much due
to disillusionment with the system as it is the desire to create a more
appealing, satisfactory illusion. An Elysian illusion, if you will.
I appreciate your expansive response; it did not fail in awakening my
curiosity and generating fantastic images in my psyche. But, I would
very much like a straight answer to my question of how you managed to
overcome the flaws of the erstwhile “systemic humdrum” in your clan,
especially in the field of the legal or may I in view of respect say,
“straight” answer? Your desire for the safety of a roof of objective
information is endearingly modern. However, I shall try to explain to
your uninitiated psyche the “quasi-legal” cornerstone of our clan. In
the world of Babylon, you are wrought with an eye for an eye prejudice
that masquerades as Law. Those who do not adhere to your codes are made
to pay injunctions, punished, excluded from the spiritually parched yet
prejudicially engorged bosom of your system. It is spiritually parched
because of your view that the Law is an external process of cold logic, a
corrective syndrome, a necessary fetter. Much like your societies’
approach to Science as an upheaval of outdated belief rather than a mere
fad of logic in the evolution of the consciousness, your approach to
the Law has been fixated on the material world. The ultimate folly is
your isolation of self-betterment from your notion of the Law. What is
the purpose of a Law that serves only to punish those who infringe it?
Should it not be common sense to even the most humble mind that it is
better to lead a simple life and acquire karmic wealth? It seems that it
is not so obvious to your society. This is for the simple reason that
you have drowned yourselves in material complexities. Our tribe would
much rather float in spiritual simplicity. That is why we are here, on
Our Law is simple. It is
the Law of the Cosmos. For the sake of your unopened third eye to catch a
glimpse of these Laws, I regret that I must present them to you in
tangible form. Although I must remind you that this in itself is part of
the problem that your modern world has compounded upon it-self. Any
intuitive idea that is written down and proclaimed as law will start
losing its spiritual potency. That is why we have the initiation
ceremony and the weekly sacrament . The Ayahuasca brew
cleanses three grave prejudices of the newcomer from Babylon, one, the
conscious prejudice of materialism, two, the sub-conscious prejudice of
want, three, and the unconscious prejudice of incompleteness. After the
cleansing, the cosmic laws make themselves evident in the initiated one,
these laws need not be enunciated or even pondered on, they are self
evident, self containing and self propagating but most importantly,
every living being is bound only by these “laws” or as I would like to
call them, tides. They need not be observed as they are insurmountably
innate. They represent the fabric of the divine that we must succumb to
rather than deny. Denial brings turmoil, acceptance brings peace.
I understand that without undergoing the initiation ceremony, I will
not be able to fully plug into metaphysical dimension that you are
describing as innate and harmonic. However, before I do that I would
very much like a tangible idea of these cosmic laws.
So be it. Again, I remind you that Ignorance or denial of cosmic laws
does not abrogate their existence. Mortal beliefs concerning them do not
change their nature one iota. For instance, the non-belief in the Law
of Gravity does not affect its being, or to cause it to be non-existent.
Cosmic laws continue to exist and to function no matter what man knows
or believes about them.
The first is the Law of Karma,
this is the law of cause and effect, the law of "as ye sow so shall ye
reap." Whatever we put into motion with our thoughts, words and deeds
have their effects and consequences, and they always rebound back to us.
Positive causes results in positive effects, negative causes in
negative effects; however, in truth there is no such thing as bad or
good Karma--the law does not have an inherent moral standard or
judgment. All judgments are human based. The Law of Karma like all
Cosmic laws are neutral and impersonal. Karma is not punitive. It does
not punish. It is there to help all beings to evolve. It is educative in
nature and is the task-master that sometimes make us learn harsh
lessons. "Chance," "coincidence," or "accident" are also but names of
the functions of the unrecognized influence of the Law of Karma working
in conjunction with the Law of Synchronicity.
The Law of
Karma is sometimes referred to as the "Law of the Boomerang," for what
we put out into the universe, returns to us, whether instantly, in later
life, or in later lifetimes. However, one must keep in mind that the
influence of Karma may be changed, modified or neutralized, or its
weight lightened through the appropriate measures and means. The Law of
Karma may be applied in our everyday lives for beneficial results that
we seek, especially in the realm of mentalism. For instance, positive
thoughts and feelings have an effect of improving the physical body's
integrity and wholeness. Thus altruism is the core of our clan’s well
being. One who takes care of others takes care of himself. We have no
paid nurses or doctors because the sickness of one is the sickness of
the entire community and everyone lends his knowledge to the betterment
of the other. I understand that you still have Lawyers in modern
The second is the Law of Evolution.
Pay heed for this is not the way of Darwin that you must be familiar
with that I am going to explain. Evolution is the result of the motion
of the consciousness in a positive, God-ward direction. If one does not
evolve with the evolutionary current of the Cosmos, one retrogresses
into a lower evolutionary state. The misuse of one's microcosmic
energies causes great harm to one's life-stream. The return to a lower
state and its characteristics is an expression of evil--using the word
"evil" in a relative sense. For instance, for a human being to be bound
by worldly pleasures is the confounding of the progress of his mind as a
tool of self-awareness and cosmic contemplation. Beyond the level of
human consciousness lies yet higher states of consciousness, this is our
When left to nature, the life-units evolving in
any planetary scheme may require aeons of time to reach a higher status.
It is only commencing at the human-consciousness level that it becomes
possible for the life-units to work with the evolutionary forces and
speed up their own progress. Man has the privilege of this choice: when
man chooses to work with the Law of Evolution he quickens his personal
evolution and spiritual growth; if he chooses to ignore the potential of
the law, he may linger for aeons in the human state of consciousness.
Should the choice be a positive one, what would have taken aeons could
well take place in a single life-time. The spiritual path of
soul-cultivation is a way and process of evolving man at a rapid pace.
It transforms man from human-hood to god-hood. It is the straight and
narrow path to the mountain peak of divinity. This is why our motives
lie not in the selfishness of ego and possession but in the exploration
of the mind of the universe.
The third Law is quite literally, metaphorically and metaphysically the glue that holds our clan together. It is called the Law of One.
Everything, throughout all time and space, are linked either directly
or indirectly to everything else. Everything is connected in their inner
core. All manifestations, all forms, are actually illusions, called
Maya by the Hindu philosophers. Underlying all manifestations there is
only one Essence. Metaphysically, this should be understood that
essentially, every manifestation in the universe is but God's
expression, or God's being. In other words, the reality of the
manifested and non-manifested universe in their totality are
expressions, actually "unseparated parts," of the one whole that we call
"God." Lao Tze called the One, Tao. In Hinduism, the One is known as
Brahman. Almost all religions in their pristine form are aware of the
truth of the One Essence in all and the Unity of Being.
manifestation in the universe may be reduced to its common denominator:
energy. Everything is composed of energy vibrating in varying
frequencies. Energy possesses characteristics attributed to God:
omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience. This would indicate that energy
is identical to God or at least a part of divine expression. If energy
is God, or is of God, then your modern Science has unwittingly
discovered the existence of our Divine Parent that it denies knowing. It
should be realized that the truth of this metaphysical law is the most
difficult to put into writing for it is bursting at the seams with
cosmic verisimilitude. The very contemplation of this “Law” is enough to
expand the consciousness.
The Law of
One may be called the Law of Unity. This is the blending of one's
consciousness with all Mind and all Life in all space and dimensions. It
is to become one with that which you already are and to realize and
have awareness that you are God, speaking of course, in a qualitative
and not in a quantitative sense. This is the extreme height of
evolution, of comprehension, or realization and understanding, of Christ
Consciousness and of Godliness. Exoteric religion, generally speaking,
is dumbfounded when faced with the expression of this law. It has
feared, attacked, tortured, and executed the proponents of the Law of
One and Unity. Nevertheless, this sacred truth has been and will always
be kept alive in the breast of the true representatives of God. When
applied on a lesser scale of oneness, the Law of Unity is the Law of
Assumption or Identification, of which we will deal later.
everything is essentially one, there is no such thing as a life-unit
being an island unto itself. Everything is interrelated and
interdependent. Human beings are influenced by higher and lower beings
of nature, and conversely, humans affect other beings as well. What one
thinks affects others on a mental level; what one feels affects others
on an emotional level; and what one does physically affects others on
the material level. Unity is a law of right-relationship between
life-units: cooperation and harmony results in expansion, progress, and
P: I am
impressed at how much your words have struck a chord in some
other-worldly region of my inquisitiveness. I beg your pardon for the
supremely skeptical nature of my next question. If everything is
quintessentially one and no life-unit is an island unto itself, why has
your tribe seceded from the rest of humanity and why does it appear that
you have a remarkably strong sense of self and the other with relation
to the Mayavi clan and the outside world?
We did not secede, we returned. Mister Puerto, you must realize that
awareness cannot be forced upon anyone. It must come from the longing
for higher levels of consciousness. However, the only category of being
in this world that has grievously split from the unity of the universe
is the modern man. In actuality, he is just another cog in the working
of a single cosmic machine, but his sheer denial of his true nature is a
result of his worldly attachments. He is bound by his own creations.
Like, I said, we are one but when one part of that entity imposes a
disease upon itself it must be cured. We are the cure. They are the
P: Could you be so kind as to introduce me to how your cosmic laws structure your social order?
I understand from your conditioned use of the term “social-order” that
you are referring to the distinctions that dictate one’s position in the
hierarchy of society. I further understand that these distinctions
manifest themselves as divisions based on monetary power, gender, race,
skill, education and the like. Insofar as your class system goes, our
clan is liberated from its clutches. Everyone here is both a guru and a
scholar and the goal that one strives toward is the continuous
preparation of the human vessel for higher states of consciousness. You
see, it is your materialistic greed that necessitates division of labor
and the subsequent division of honor that ensues. In our Island, we use
our natural resources for physical sustenance only. There is no want for
one to amass anything greater than one may need because of our firm
faith in the axiom that the less we have in the physical world, the more
we gain in the spiritual world. Our sensual pleasures do not stem from
numbing one’s senses with the voracity of possessions, rather it is
derived from the veracity of answering the natural needs of the body
with full consciousness of the act. I shall explain this concept in
terms of something you may quickly be able to relate to Mister Puerto.
P: I’m listening.
Judging from the dark hue of your lips, you are a smoker. Now I’m sure
you crave cigarettes all the time, but especially when you are engaged
in a long, prolonged, exhausting activity. I am certain that you will be
able to recall instances of how much euphoria a single cigarette after a
dry spell brings to your entire being. Our attitude towards food,
clothing and shelter is very much the same. Everyone forages for his own
food. Everyone creates his own clothing. Everyone finds his own
shelter. Our Island is abundant in natural wealth and we have understood
the benefits of submitting to the divinity of Mother Nature. She takes
care of those who takes care of her. Thus, as you will observe in the
course of your visit here, out main preoccupations are discourse,
dialectics, debate, adventure, exploration, psychonautics,
self-awareness and mutual cooperation. There is simply no place for
power and greed here.
To encapsulate, we have no social
discrimination or disharmony due to two reasons, one, because we are
constantly immersed in the metaphysical world of infinite possibility
rather than the physical one of egoistic impotence. Two, all our basic
physical requirements are met by Mother Nature and in turn we respect
and adore her.
P: So, who cleans the bathrooms?
X: Remarkably deadpan, I must say. We have no bathrooms to be cleaned. I must remind you that the Mayavi tribe is no Brook Farm , neither is it a by-product of Fourierism.
Each man is responsible for his own physical processes which are but
temporal, transient calls to the world from a life of waking dreams.
Generally, we tend to our bodily processes in places where they can be
of maximum vegetative use to Mother Nature.
Before I move on, I must ask from you a detailed explanation of the
unique psychedelic fuel of your cl