If I were going to help Deepak in his argument with Leonard (Leonard Mlodinow) I might say:
“Deepak, ask him whether he believes in the 4th dimension. After he says, ‘Yes,’ ask him to point to it.”
He can’t. He can’t even imagine it. Our brains are incapable of even imagining it. They’re hard wired for only 3 physical and one temporal dimensions. Unfortunately they make a perfect playground on which Social Conditioning can make it’s stamp
of reality only consisting only of what our 5 senses are capable of experiencing. Note that even our eyeballs, as advanced as they are, are only capable of sensing a tiny fraction of the lightwaves that are (Conveniently coined the “Visible Spectrum”)
Isn’t that the same as Spirituality? We can’t point to it, but we know it’s there.
It’s the “Mythic” dimension, which is constantly at right angles, known as “eternity”, to the arrow of time.
“Eternity is in love with the productions of time,” said Blake.
Because like a beautiful work of art needs a canvass to act as a medium for manefestation, even in some sense acting as “foil,” eternity needs the “foil” of time and space to act as “relief” in representing it’s message of the infinite.
Think about it. In order to represent something moving, you have to have another thing standing still, or the message can’t be conveyed.
In the same way, in order to convey the message of “revelation” you need to have the backdrop, the blank canvass, if you will, of a mundane, restricted, and merely mechanical “Worldview.”
Without the Labyrinth, there wouldn’t be the adventure, the magical thread that leads one out.