Relativity is inherently the denial of realism. It denies shared experience.
The topic names are a bit tricky because there aren’t a lot of words for these topics. We did a class on Pneuma earlier, but that is not the same as numina. Whereas pneuma is the field of awareness we all exist in, numina are the processes that occur in this field, like gravity bending light as it passes a planetary body.
The pneuma of anything is the thing as it is, while numina are the processes that play out and involve many possible things. Pneuma is individual, while numina tends to be sort of synergistic.
Numina influences the thing’s behaviour? It is the things behavior, where pneuma is the things essence. Numen is the singular. Numina is the plural, and so far I am referring to all such influences.
Working with others pneuma or field of awareness? Well, yes, that would be part of the domain of numina as events, but perhaps a metaphor. Let’s say you have the Greek gods sitting around Olympus. Where the Greek gods would be individual pneuma or spirits, their activity or influences would be numina.
Cupid’s numina would be his arrows? Yes, as would his interaction with other spiritual powers. If Eros hooked up with say, Hera, their relationship would be its own influence or dynamic in the world.
This is where the saying “the sum is greater than the parts” comes from? It is the essence of it, and it’s why spiritual influence isn’t as painfully obvious as say a pebble falling on your head. The events going on in the world… Would you say they might seem to have a life of their own?
Yes. You can see them ebb and flow. But you can’t trace the root of an event to a simple single origin.
They get loads of publicity and then die out until the next one comes along and people compare this time to the last time. Yes.
It seems to co-arise in many areas. Well, numina as processes are all characterized by that co-arising. They are a manifestation of reality as a body politic. It’s sort of like reality is a democracy, though certainly a better one than humans pretend to create. The reason you can’t trace a clear line of agency to say, the Gaia consciousness, is because Gaia as a consciousness interacts with the influences not only of the things living on the earth’s surface, but with the metaphysical fabric of reality as a whole. Gaia’s acts become untraceable in the entire flow of activity stemming from all sources.
Is it untraceable because we’re only looking at our dimension of it? Yes. If you could instead adopt an overview, the system of energy/influence exchange would be observable.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.