1. What is behind the trading matrix?
2. Is it out to get you? If you feel it is out to get only you, consult the DSMIV-TR code 295.3 for a definition of paranoid schizophrenia. If this definition doesn’t apply to you, watch The Matrix series and/or The Minority Report. Why watch The Minority Report? Wasn’t Phillip K. Dick a paranoid schizophrenic? You mean just because he said things like, “I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane” (Dream Makers: The Uncommon People Who Write Science Fiction by Charles Platt). So was Dick nuts or a genius, or both?
Wheels within Wheels
Which of the following statements are true?
A. “Wheels within Wheels” is an album by Rory Gallagher.
B. “Wheels within Wheels” is an album by the Bardo State Orchestra plus Tibetan Monks.
C. “Wheels within Wheels” was described by Ezekiel in the Bible.
D. “Wheels within Wheels” current definition refers to multilayered plots.
E. “Wheels within Wheels” is a book by Christopher Rowland.
F. “Wheels within Wheels” is a book by F. Paul Wilson.
G. All of the above.
H. None of the above.
Since all of the above are true, maybe reality is multileveled and complex? Maybe unreality or the matrix is as well? I would like to elaborate on the above statements, partly for entertainment and partly because this is part of a partly serious article.
A. “Wheels within Wheels” is a 14-track collection of Gallagher’s acoustic folk-blues music. Gallagher (1948-1995) was a fantastic blues guitarist. Check out allmusic.com’s review of Gallagher’s energetic blues-rock album “The Irish Tour-Live.”
B. “Wheels within Wheels” is an album of dissonant Tibetan music. If life has given you enough dissonance, save this for later unless you’re already dead and can savor it from the bardo plane of between-life existence.
C. “Wheels within Wheels” was referred to by Ezekiel. The biblical quote states, “… their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel…” (Ezekiel1: 15-17, King James Version). This vision makes Ezekiel “ponder the mysteriousness of God’s ways” (Brush Up Your Bible by Michael Marcone).
D. “We now use ‘wheels within wheels’ to mean multilayered plots with intricate hidden motions” (Brush Up Your Bible by Michael Macrone).
E. Christopher Rowland quotes William Blake as saying, “Would to God that all the Lord’s people were Prophets” underlying the importance of prophecy for all people. This was not a specialist vocation, for “Every honest man is a prophet…” (p.10, Wheels Within Wheels: William Blake and Ezekiel’s Merkabah in Text and Image, Pere Marquette Lecture in Theology, by Christopher Rowland).
F. Wheels within Wheels by F. Paul Wilson is a sequel to An Enemy of the State.
What do the above references have in common? Phillip K. Dick and F. Paul Wilson point to the “State” or the government as being behind the matrix. Ezekiel and Christopher Rowland’s book title seem to suggest God is behind the matrix. Because of the title of their albums, Rory Gallagher and the Bardo State Orchestra plus Tibetan Monks appear to suggest that the Great Mystery that communicates with music is behind the matrix. And Michael Macrone showing that since Ezekiel’s usage of “wheels within wheels”, the phrase’s definition has become more inimical. Is evil behind the matrix? Is a dark side of God behind the matrix? In our discussion so far, there are a lot of questions with no firm answers.
The trading matrix is just a part of the life matrix. In future articles, I will shine a spotlight on specific parts of the trading matrix and gradually unravel its meaning for traders.