|The "Emantional" dimension||Infinite Consciousness Force|
The outermost sphere of this series, equivalent to the Hylic planes of the vertical spectrum, is the extreme "Grossest" Reality, which ultimately merges with the Negative or Nothing Pole. In Kabbalah this is the Kelippot or "husks" of creation.
In Chabad Kabbalah, according to which each sefirah has two aspects: Pnimiyut, Inwardness, innermost point, essence or core, the Divine Light, Chitzoniyut, outwardness, externality, the lowest point (Schochet, 1979 pp.127-8). So in this "outermost" polarity we have the Chitzoniyut or outwardness, or Kelippot ("husks" of creation, the outermost aspect of the being) of Kabbalah. This might be a combination of the emanational and concentric axii. The negative counterparts of the positive states of consciousness described by John Lilly. In other words, just as there is a reality that is more "inward" then the familar external reality, so there is a reality that is more "outward". It is experienced as the world and existence as being utter meaninglessness (ref Lilly p.xxx]. Steiner's concept of "ahriman" and "the 8th sphere", and Gurdjieff's "moon" which has even more laws (restrictions) than "Earth" (see the Ray of Creation), would also seem to go here.
Steiner's three streams of evolution might refer to these two polarities (like Order and Chaos in Complexity Theory) with the Divine as the middle or balancing principle. So there might even to be two polarities here: excessive rigidity, which Steiner calls "ahrimanic" and which represents the lower material, mechanical, anti-divine polarity, and excessive chaos, such as Egyptian and Mesopotamian mytholigical references to the original waters of chaos from which creation emerged, and Lovecraftian concepts of the Great Old Ones.
However, like the Inconscient, the outermost polarity is not "evil" as such, but rather consists of elements of the being that have to be spiritualised and transmuted to the Light, the result being the Supramental transformation.
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