Selves exist, but they are virtual. Non-self exists, and it is actual. Both, however, are completely real.
Why do we explore? Perhaps it is because space affects us: the hadal depths of the ocean cut trenches into our curiosity, and the distant reaches of the universe beckon with constellations of desire. More than just a search for unknown facts, humans explore new spaces to experience the unknown as such.
How do we speak about the unspeakable? This is the foundational question of Being & Death. The search for an answer leads to the structure of this book: chains of analogy forming a circle around the unknown, gesturing toward the unspeakable through the negative space of allegory.
This schematic organizes the key concepts in this book into a coherent structure. I call this schematic the “Dance of Spirit,” which is a detailed version of the inward / outward respiratory process as it is manifested in our lives.
Ideas exist in the unconscious long before they are brought into language. In the unconscious, endless connections swirl in an ocean beneath thought, combining source material with direct experience to form new insight. When this new idea is ready to be born, it flows outward as inspiration.