Archive for June, 2013

The Secret of “the Cube”

June 10, 2013

“The Cube” that PluribusOne™ is addressing here is the one confused with Kokology by those who misunderstand the conceptual difference underlying these so-called “games.” The Cube suffers an identity crisis because, although it has become casually known to millions of people, no one has traced it to a particular ancient mystic, sacred teaching, or culture of origin—Sufism is the generally assumed source. Even the authors of books about The Cube fall short of fully grasping its unique meaning and value. Consequently, a confederacy of sub-geniuses has been comfortable filing this unique stone from planet Krypton in the same cabinet with rocks retrieved from the Moon. Grapes are fruit, and oranges are fruit, but grapes are not oranges. The Cube is a uniquely potent meta-tool. 

The Cube has an open secret revealed in the book: The Cube… Keep the Secret. Everyone who plays the “ancient visualization game” is asked to keep this secret so that others can discover it with untainted imaginations. Fair enough; we will not reveal it. But preliminary information about The Cube can be presented here: The process consists of five questions/elements/symbols arranged in space in accordance with your imagination. The space is a desert, and the elements are: a cube, a horse, a ladder, a storm, and flowers. Temptations to supplant the cube with another geometric form or to add additional items should be resisted. We also find it best to not only write down exactly what you visualize but to draw a rough pencil sketch of the scene. 

The above-mentioned book offers guidance for decoding the images that you visualize and discusses insights and speculation about the origin, meaning, and usefulness of this game-that-is-not-a-game. Yet, until now, we have not seen anyone with knowledge of both Jungian conceptualizing and multicultural esoteric teachings examine The Cube with an eye toward discovering something more about its structure, meaning, and value. A follow-on book, titled: Secrets of the Cube is not without value, but it dilutes the power of the original process by taking it down an unnecessarily complex and convoluted path of modern-day psychoanalytic conceptualizing —hence the unfortunate present-day confusion with Kokology. The Cube encompasses a more focused discipline. 

PluribusOne™’s first observation of The Cube was that there are not five elements, but six—the predefined desert is equally elemental. While that may seem just a convenient and insignificant reframing, it is not, because the deeper secret is that The Cube is about conducting something called, in Noetitek™ parlance: hexadic analysis. But just as we are not going to reveal the exoteric secret of The Cube, we are not going to reveal the esoteric secret of hexadic analysis at this time. We will say that, unembellished, The Cube represents a master existential insight, and the expanded meaning is realized through Noetitek™-directed decoding of each symbol/element within the desert context, allowing greater benefit to be derived from its use. While The Cube was all but lost until reemerging in Eastern Europe some twenty-five years ago, a full understanding of it remained lost at that time and has stayed hidden until now. 

In our previous post (“What is Noetitek™?”) we listed nineteen descriptors for Noetitek™, and last among them is “A mechanism to boost effectiveness of nonproprietary mind-tools.” The Cube has been added to PluribusOne™’s list of nonproprietary (i.e., not of our own trademarked design) mind-tools whose effectiveness is boosted tremendously by application of our system.