In the book Harmonology, I talk about inverting. Normally, that term refers to musical intervals, but it also has a deeper, more spiritual and sacred understanding.
In music, when two notes are combined, we encounter an interval. For example, the notes C and E form a major 3rd. When played on the piano or guitar, you hear a combined sound that brings a sense of joy and happiness. By taking the lower note C and moving it up an octave to C2, you experience the inverted interval, or a minor 6th ––the same notes but with a much larger space in between them.
Inversion allows for a greater playing field when applied to the process of healthy relationships. You can read much more about that in the book Harmonology.
In the esoteric sense, inversion is closely aligned with the concept held dear in the esoteric and spiritual Order of the Knights Templar, namely the “Slaying of the Dragon.” Here, the “Dragon” refers to the ego, or in other ways, the left hemisphere dominant human brain. Generally, it describes the misuse, or over use of the brain to the exclusion of the heart. In spiritual terms, within our heart space resides the Eternal Flame. In the Western Esoteric Tradition the heart space is often referred to as the Shekinah. In the Rosicrucian Lodge Room, where the Mystery Tradition Ritual is conducted, the “Master” sits in the north, while the Shekinah is in the center accompanied by a single lit candle. On either side, respectively, there are two stations that represent the polarity of manifestation, the Joachim and Boaz of the Temple of Solomon, found in the Kabbalah.
The “Masters Station” in the north is representative of the brain, the master of the body (in this case represented by the lodge room). The Shekinah in the center of the room, or heart space, is where you would find the heart when viewing the ritual as a representation of the body.
During the ritual, the Master always walks down, or south, to the Shekinah which, with its constant flame, is ever present, silent and eternal. That movement represents the direction of energy necessary to “return” to the heart and give up the reliance solely upon the brain for the perception and domination of the world.
“Slaying the Dragon” is the process of taking control from the “Master,” the left brain dominant consciousness, and returning to the source, the flame of Sacred Eternity that lies at the center core of us all.
That is the Sacred Art of Inverting. When we practice this internal ritual, we nurture and develop a pathway to that essence that is waiting unwaveringly for our return. That is true conscious awareness. From that viewpoint everything we perceive––our relationships, desires, successes and experiences, are transformed to their highest possible vibratory level. As above, so below. The mystery of music becomes the enigma of consciousness. Everything is one. Everything is energy.