Cltures have different names for similar concsiousseness interactions and different code symbols for similar caste experiences.
One link I'm trying to identify is between the use of chi (ying/yang) energy, the chakra system, and Bob Monroes use of phasing reality (linked to alpha, beta, delta, theta, and gamma waves)
I would like the opinion of the forum on the link between these systems which have a strong meaning to me. Where is the overlapping or even redundant use of these symbols and where do they strongly differ when being used for concsiousseness exploration?
I've noticed my rejection of many belief symbols but these keep coming back and I wish to use them in my meditation more.
The "Chi energy", as I see it, correlates with the "Pranna", as both are controlled through the BREATH. Both are similar metaphors for some of the tools available to us in the exploration of consciousness. As you say, the tools we use..."can be adopted in the growth process then dropped when no longer usefull."
These "tools" will be as similar or as different as your individual perception of the symbols, and metaphors associated with each TOOL. The data interpretation is a subjective process based on your individual knowledge, experience, beliefs, and intentions.
For me, the words (sounds and symbols) we use to relay information are limited and I find, very often, that different people will use different metaphors to describe the same phenomena. And then fight and argue over the differences (which exist only in the interpretation of symbols).
In my experience, there is an underlying unity within all of the myths and metaphors used by people all over the world and throughout history. Because the words and symbols we use to exchange information and experience have always been, and will always be inadequate to task. when the task is to describe the indescribable.