Primeval Darkness – Matrix of the Spirit Explored

Posted on April 7, 2011


“…each mind/body/spirit complex shall and should and, indeed, must perceive each archetype, if you use this convenient term, in its own way. Therefore, you may see that precision is not the goal; rather the quality of general concept complex perception is the goal.”- Ra, Session 77



Arcanum 15

Matrix: an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin forwomb)

Spirit: the vital principle or animating forcewithin living things.

Primeval: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

“The Matrix of the Spirit is difficult to characterize since the nature of spirit is less motile. The energies and movements of the spirit are, by far, the most profound yet, having more close association with time/space, do not have the characteristics of dynamic motion. Thusly one may see the Matrix as the deepest darkness and the Potentiator of Spirit as the most sudden awakening, illuminating, and generative influence.”-Ra, Question 79

What is the Matrix of the Spirit?

“The Matrix of the Spirit is what you may call the Night of the Soul or PrimevalDarkness. Again we have that which is not capable of movement or work. Thepotential power of this extremely receptive matrix is such that the potentiatormay be seen as Lightning. In your archetypical system called the tarot this hasbeen refined into the concept complex of the Lightning Struck Tower. However,the original potentiator was light in its sudden and fiery form; that is, thelightning itself.”-Ra, Session 78

From Session 80, The Law of One

Questioner: The fifteenth archetype is the Matrix of the Spirit and has been called the Devil. Can you tell me why that is so?

Ra: I am Ra. We do not wish to be facile in such a central query, but we may note that the nature of the spirit is so infinitely subtle that the fructifying influence of light upon the great darkness of the spirit is very often not as apparent as the darkness itself. The progress chosen by many adepts becomes a confused path as each adept attempts to use the Catalyst of the Spirit. Few there are which are successful in grasping the light of the sun. By far, the majority of adepts remain groping in the moonlight and, as we have said, this light can deceive as well as uncover hidden mystery. Therefore, the melody, shall we say, of this matrix often seems to be of a negative and evil, as you would call it, nature.

It is also to be noted that an adept is one which has freed itself more and more from the constraints of the thoughts, opinions, and bonds of other-selves. Whether this is done for service to others or service to self, it is a necessary part of the awakening of the adept. This freedom is seen by those not free as what you would call evil or black. The magic is recognized; the nature is often not

In one word: Darkness

I want to be able to tell you that I have this one pinned down and I get all the subtle nuances but to be honest with you, there are mysteries to be unraveled here for me. But there is a basic concept or idea here that I can share.

“The new or initial third density has this innocent, shall we say, bias or distortion towards viewing those in the family, the society, as you would call, perhaps, country, as self. Thus though a distortion not helpful for progress in third density, it is without polarity.”- Ra, Session 19

Cycles of the Moon

Describe for me if you would, the New moon (from our perspective not the moon’s, silly).  It isn’t that there is no moon during that part of the cycle, only that it is not reflecting the sun at that moment in time. The moon is still a moon and from it’s perspective it has not changed in the least, but from here on earth, there are times when you don’t even see the moon at all. So from a symbolic standpoint, there are mysteries yet to be uncovered. But if we follow the same logic as the other Matrix, we might gather that there is a form being expressed here, one that is highly receptive.