Chaos doesn’t equate to lack of order. It refers to a fractal universe where exact patterns emerge simultaneously at increasingly infinite and infinitesimal intervals along an infinite continuum. The phrase “As above, so below” and the concept of man being created in the “express image of God’ speaks to this concept. God is, essentially, part of a fractal paradigm that includes us, as perfect fractal copies.
Conceptually, fractals are essential in chaos theory.
I still maintain that the archetypal representation of God as presented in the LDS religion is a rudimentary discourse on the basic tenets of chaos theory and fractal universe theory. Might even touch a dab or two on the holographic universe…
Thy will be done', 'the glory be thine', 'that they may learn good from evil', etc... All are mantras of those espousing a strong internal locus of control. Each is an affirmation of the chaotic, fractal, natural evolving tendencies within the existent universe. An admission that personal choice, on a macro scale, will always lead to resonance with creation. A realization that kicking against the pricks will lead to the same conclusion… that human choice is an illusion on the cosmic level. An internal locus of control establishes knowledge that governs the individual BY the individual and does not require an external structure to enforce beliefs or behavior.
We cannot escape from, barter with, bribe, influence or otherwise change the God-fractal, regardless of our perceived ability to do so or our mistaken notions of autonomy or free will.
Any and all latitude within the fractal is within the predetermined matrix and parameters of the fractal itself, within the parameters of our creation. We cannot step beyond the boundaries that define us without passing through the chaotic void that separates us from higher and lower fractal states. If this ability exists, it exists within a paradigm that incorporates, anticipates and facilities such change. Not beyond it.
We really can’t escape the matrix.
Chaos Theory speaks to an underlying order that occurs naturally and unavoidably, a system that works randomly upon its own consummate parts, a system unaware of the individual choices or actions of those it is composed of. It moves eternally and ponderously in an almost binary fashion. It is alarmingly fair and alarmingly rational.
The War in Heaven mythos appears to show that The Christ archetype understood the fractal nature of God and Satan did not. Christ advocated allowing things to unfold naturally and acknowledged that God, as the archetypal medium, lent structure through chaos. Satan’s stance advocated an attempt to impose structure as a means of establishing patterns within the cosmic stream and wanted to create, fundamentally, a system based on his particular frequency modulation as opposed to that represented in the God-medium.
It could be argued that “cast down” refers to a frequency modulation toward the denser end of the spectrum, the physical end where, demonstrably, solids are formed and governed on the macro scale as opposed to the quantum scale. In a very real way, then, he is the God of this world, as it was created in his effective energy range. A physical, more tangible, sensate, darker, more congealed energy.
This could be a parabolic explanation of an elegant macro-micro theory of physics. Maybe the unifying theory of all matter?????
In other mystical traditions, the major players in the War in Heaven are represented anthropomorphically as well, as a way to embody the essential message without presupposing a possession of a thorough knowledge of quantum physics. Christ and Lucifer (incidentally the bearer of light…. Or son of the morning) represent the eternal dance of structure and chaos. God the Father represents the kinetic potential vibrating within the great void and the emanation of the primal spore, word or vibration…the impetus that impregnates the void with life frequency. Nothing mystical, just quantum physicas… God the Mother represents the spirit of God moving upon the water, or the nurturing of the orphic egg that ushers in creation. These archetypes are universal. Not exclusive to LDS theory at all. It’s a mistake to miss the forest for the trees, to mistake semantics for actual archetypal substance.
Maybe we are still looking at the eclipse and trembling in fear….