This important topic may take more than one letter. Understanding Mundi is essential to grasping what is going on in the world currently.
The Mundane has an everyday meaning of 'ordinary', 'commonplace' or even 'boring'. This is not how the term is used here. This idea comes from Ideal Philosophy. It refers to the world we live in as well as the material cosmos we are part of. It is people as well as trees, and animals as well as planets. It includes all nations and societies. It also includes hidden aspects, not known to current science, the etheric and astral realms. Everything technological is in the Mundane, as are all the arts.
The Mundane arises from three major principles:
Each of the terms above deserve several letters of their own, but we will offer a simplified explanation here. I hope it makes enough sense.
It is useful to see Soul as twofold, World Soul (Dionysus in the Hellenic System) and individual human Soul. In a sense, individual souls spring from World Soul (one meaning of Dionysus being torn apart ... there are others).
World Soul and individual souls have a ruling and creative aspect. They bring worlds into being. They are, from one point of view, the activity of the Divine in the realm of matter.
For anything to 'be' in the world, for it to have reality - to be real rather than unreal - there needs to be three aspects:
a material aspect (stuff as the Germans say), matter. This is sometimes called prime matter. In and of itself it has no qualities at all. It is before there are atoms. You cannot see it.
A life aspect that vivifies, animates or moves. Because for any material object to be, and to have reality, requires life; everything, without exception is alive.
A Soul or form aspect, that is the creative power making one thing a rose and another thing a dog. Their abstract form is different. (The doctrine of Forms, as you know, relates to the Master Plato!)
So the Mundane World results from these three fundamental causes in this model. (Other models also may work, but will have to provide adequate answers as to how things in reality arise.)
This leads to the conclusion that this Mundane World is one of effects. The causes arise at a 'higher' level.
There is one other point to make before moving on to Mundi.
When Nature and Matter are considered without Soul, you get the creation of the Cryptic (Greek Word) realm. This is a realm of natural forces and powers that 'underpins' reality. It is a life realm (all the power of Nature, and the Life spirits). This is the realm of gnomes and elves, fairies and salamanders. It is where ghosts find themselves. From within the Mundane realm this cryptic world is unreal. But within its borders, this cryptic realm is real enough to have consequences. This is why playing with 'the occult' is so dangerous.
Mundi is a term Frank O'Collins has developed. It does not contradict the above but has a different emphasis. It is referenced in the idea of axis mundi the World Tree, and the phrase sic transit gloria mundi (thus passes the glory pop the world).
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