I still my mind.
My breath is slow.
I return to the walkways of metal.
Dr. Manhattan is there waiting and when I arrive. He acknowledges me and we begin to travel deep into a huge empty and black space.
The space begins to form into tunnels that are made up of language – but not human language – alien language. It stands out from the black in a bright golden yellow.
I follow Manhattan through these tunnels as they split into Y junctions and whatnot. Eventually he leads me out of the tunnels and into a huge open snowy complex that reminds me of the location at the end of Inception.
I feel confused – and ask Manhattan why we are here.
Suddenly my mind lapse’s into unconscious imagery – but I battle with my focus – collect myself and concentrate on the vision again. I immediately realize that the unconscious trance was Manhattan trying to speak with me through telepathy. I feel him say the words: “your human language is quite difficult to communicate through”.
Manhattan then walks me up to the summit of one of the buildings and begins wiping away the snow to show me a symbol . This symbols flashes powerfully and clearly in my mind.
We clear away the remaining snow.
I stand there looking at the symbol and hold it in my focus. I see that it is an atom that in it’s center produces a portal of emanating blue. I feel this vortex drawing in my consciousness.
I then understand that the symbol is a portal to Manhattan’s objective and cosmic viewpoint – the noble voice of science.
This particular meditation fascinates me because of the depth of it’s imagery – namely the idea of walking through tunnels of alien language – which seems to be some form of allusion to the deep unconscious – where human language breaks down and things become more abstract symbols.
The image that confirms this for me is the arrival at the scene at the end of Inception – even thought it greatly caught me out at the time – I can see that my mind was suggesting that I had entered the deep unconscious – because that is what this location represented in the film – one of the deepest levels of the dream.
What followed was Manhattan trying to communicate with me through telepathy – that is a language of dreams and visions. Here I begin to see his role as some form of God who is trying to help me explore myself.
The boon I get for following him is a symbol – the atom – which when focused on – gifts me his cosmic – and so god-like – perspective.