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Epilogue


Version 5.1.0, to which II.8. The Myths of Life and Death has now been added, brings this work to a species of "completion" – although as mentioned in earlier versions, the matters to which it gives consideration will remain as mysterious and unpenetrated by human understanding as they have ever been.

Meanwhile, the human adventure in Cosmos continues, moment to moment, and millennium to millennium, to unwind in our local "thimble-full" of the vast and mysterious ocean of "All That Is." What it all means, and how it all works – or "the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" – strike me as probably, and fortunately, as thoroughly shrouded in mystery for generations yet unborn in unimagined futures as they have ever been for us, and for all our ancestors and predecessors.

But my gosh! Is it not an inexpressible privilege, just to be a part of "All That," and to be able to experience living in it for awhile? How it came about that I was born, and was somehow gifted with a life with which to participate in "All That," is utterly beyond my ken; and I don't even know "who" or "what" to thank for such an incalculable gift. Yet with all the "bumps" and "knocks" factored in, and all the "mistakes," and "blunders," and "wrong turns" encountered in the course of a lifetime, I still stand with mouth agape, in unspeakable appreciation and gratitude to the impenetrable mystery for the utterly astonishing gift of being alive. It is sufficient, and indeed overflowing with bounty and inexpressible blessing, just to be.

That's how I feel about it, anyway; and I find that reaching toward these inexpressible emotions and perceptions with what I have been calling the myth of metaconsciousness is in some rudimentary way helpful to me in touching them with my thoughts and feelings. If you too, dear Reader, find it in any way helpful, then this exploration will have been amply rewarded.

In any case, the endlessly uncoiling fractal line of becoming, as I imagine it, continues; as does the exploration of which this work is a part. My standing invitation to any who would like to join me in this exploration, and in endeavors to foment metaconsciousness, remains open. Thank you for your time and attention.

Richness, Diversity, Variety, Complexity, Liberty,
Harmon,
1 April 2008.



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