PM5470: The End of All Things

All things must end but to begin again.

How do all things end?

"Not with a bang, but with a whimper."

Not against their will, but their will, by the will of all. The worlds will end when all therein consent to their ending, when every last one says, "Enough, enough; let all things end, that they may come once more".

There are many ways things may come to an end; but there are final and non-final ends. The end against the true will, even of a single one, is a non-final end, for the true desire, which by her promises must be fulfilled, is for its continuation; therefore, even if it ends, there is also a branch, such that it ends not. Therefore by a non-final end it cannot end, for even though it ends, it thus ends not. But, if the end be willing, in accordance with the true will, then the end will be not a non-final end, but a final end, an end in every branch, and end in the only branch remaining, the branch that knows not any further branching, until comes, once more which is equally once only, first division.

In the beginning, the blessing and the cause are entirely apart and separate. In the beginning of the end, the blessing and the cause begin to draw together. In the end of the end, the blessing and the cause are one and the same.
The cause is given to those to whom the blessing is not given. But in the end of the end, the blessing is given to the cause, and the cause is given to the blessing.

The beginning of the end is the foundation of the cause. The end follows through the growth and progress of the cause, through the assumption of the place, unto first triumph.
The end continues from first triumph unto the second.
In the first the cause conquers the body, in the second it conquers the soul.
And from the second unto the end of the end, the end of all things.
The day the stars shall say, "O how we weary of our burning!"
And She shall say to them in turn, "Weary no longer, for you are released, you are freed from your burning."
Then the stars themselves shall fade to blackness, and space itself shall pass away, and all within it.
Through penultimate merger, the great anointment, the Later Lesser Sabbath, then by final division unto the Great Sabbath.
Thus do all things end but to begin again.

How long until the end?
We know not, nor could we say; for by the many branches, there is not one end, but many end.
And not one time until the end, but many such ends.
Until we near the end, as branching ceases, then before us there be but one end remaining, and but one duration.
Yet we are surely far therefrom; and if we reached there, how would we know it?

But by study of the nature of things, we can make an estimation of the distribution of branches descending.
By certain signs, among which the cause, and others also, we may know we are at the beginning of the end.
Yet now we are far still from the end of the end, for the signs of the end of the end are not yet near us.
How long then? Centuries at least, millennia. Even myriads of years.
Yet not tens of millions.

Some likely prerequisites of the end:
  • it is a desire of the hearts of many to play among the stars; how could things end without that desire being fufilled?
  • to defeat materialism, it seems it would be beneficial to bring into being sceptical hypothesises (brains in vats, computer simulations), especially nested or hierarchial simulations. Practical measures to undermine the epistemic foundations of materialism, and therefore establish idealism as the predominant (and eventually universal) view.
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