What is Desire?
Desire is the first part of The Astral Triptych, a trilogy of worlds that will explore the concepts of consciousness, divine will, and the evolution of the inner self through meaningful design. It's based on a myriad of different schools of philosophy, the core theme being the interconnectivity and inherent relation between all things spatial, temporal and symbolic!
Below this directory, I've also included a table of contents that includes a brief synopsis of each section for those that don't want to sift through mounds of complex abstract-speak and prefer semi-straight-forward notation.
AN OVERVIEW OF DESIRE
Being -- One is conceived by the contrast of perspectives between itself and nothingness.
Severance -- To understand itself, One splits into three elements: space, time and void.
Division -- Due to the fragments also being created, realms, domains and astra are born.
Ascension -- Astra strive to achieve their desire and in the process achieve inner balance.
Transcendence -- A number of astra transcend existence, uniting all others and begets genesis.
Becoming -- The world transitions into a new frontier, a world of beauty, wonder and hope.
The Absolutes -- The three laws of the cosmos, presented together as a whole.
Space -- The physicality, tangibility and ever-expansive breadth of material within the system.
Time -- The change and progression of all events and entities, physical and nonphysical.
Void -- The interconnected tapestry of energy, information and symbolic power.
Fragments -- Extensions of One’s perception; a conduit through which all astra can experience.
Body -- Enables the perception and expression of Space.
Mind -- Enables the understanding and expression of Time.
Soul -- Enables the intrinsic connection to, and the expression of, Void.
The Center of the World -- A stellar mass whose light flows through the world, called "O."
Realms & Domains -- Dimensional hierarchies that give rise to and harbor different astra.
Yhn, Realm of Space -- The Spatial dimension of the Yhnmyri.
Domain of Dragons -- Shrill and lacerated, this domain houses the Kyn.
Domain of Serpents -- Cavernous and contorted, this domain houses the Vynr.
Domain of Worms -- Desolate and foul, this domain houses the Synr.
Iyllr, Realm of Time -- The Temporal dimension of the Iyllrithr.
Domain of Fate -- Eventual and dynamic, this domain houses the Byneur.
Domain of Reflection -- Categorical and obscure, this domain houses the Etier.
Domain of Genesis -- Chaotic and emergent, this domain houses the Thyren.
Anlyth, Realm of Void -- The Energetic dimension of the Anlytha.
Domain of Clarity -- Quiet and tranquil, this domain houses the Aril.
Domain of Noise -- Tenebrous and paradoxical, this domain houses the Niil.
Domain of Silence -- Tumultuous and still, this domain houses the Tnil.
The Abyss -- A negative force of oppressive suffocation, that constricts the light of O.
Yhnmyri -- Descendants from the Absolute of Space; the sovereign of Body.
Kyn -- The violent, tyrannical and draconian primary caste of Yhn.
The Axis of Power -- The Kyn's inner struggle between domination and submission.
Vynr -- The frail, ambitious and masochistic auxiliary caste of Yhn.
The Axis of Lustration -- The Vynr's inner struggle between perfection and deficiency.
Synr -- The morose, ailing and miserable and tertiary caste of Yhn.
The Axis of Vitality -- The Synr's inner struggle between purity and corruption.
Iyllrithr -- Descendants from the Absolute of Time; the sovereign of Mind.
Byneur -- The discerning, systematic and decisive primary caste of Iyllr.
The Axis of Judgment -- The Byneur's inner struggle between truth of falsehood.
Etier -- The axiomatic, certain and determined auxiliary caste of Iyllr.
The Axis of Conviction -- The Etier's inner struggle between virtue and doubt.
Thyren -- The turbulent, creative and efflorescent tertiary caste of Iyllr.
The Axis of Creation -- The Thyren's inner struggle between emergence and quiescence.
Anlytha -- Descendants from the Absolute of Void; the sovereign of Soul.
Aril -- The essential, convergent and unifying primary caste of Anlyth.
The Axis of Unity -- The Aril's inner struggle between totality and incompletion.
Niil -- The fatalistic, corresponding and contradictory auxiliary caste of Anlyth.
The Axis of Paradox -- The Niil's inner struggle between oblivion and existence.
Tnil -- The docile, abeyant and sprightly tertiary caste of Anlyth.
The Axis of Will -- The Tnil's inner struggle between purpose and abeyance.
Intercaste Relations -- The relationships between the different castes.
The Primary Castes -- Antagonizes their nemesis by overwhelming their tertiary fragment.
Kyn -- Nemesis of the Byneur; disrupts undeveloped Body.
Byneur -- Nemesis of the Aril; disrupts undeveloped Mind.
Aril -- Nemesis of the Kyn; disrupts undeveloped Soul.
The Auxiliary Castes -- Knights of the primary castes; destroys the primary's antagonizer.
Vynr -- Knight of the Kyn; vanquishes Aril.
Etier -- Knight of the Byneur; vanquishes Kyn.
Niil -- Knight of the Aril; vanquishes Byneur.
The Tertiary Castes -- Sentinels of the Abyss; provokes dismay or development in Knights.
Synr -- Wards against the Etier.
Thyren -- Wards against the Niil.
Tnil -- Wards against the Vynr.
The Experience of the Ascendant -- As astra continue to exist, they gain more awareness.
The Ascent -- There are nine levels of awareness, based on the development of their fragments.
The Awakened -- A newly constructed, barely aware, diminutive consciousness.
The Ravenous -- A hungry, belligerent and confused state of awareness.
The Passionate -- Laser-focused and highly aggressive state of awareness; prone to fail.
The Intrepid -- Efficient, forth-right and persevering consciousness.
The Vigilant -- Aware that something may lie beyond their desire once it is achieved.
The Astute -- Envisions a bleak, inevitable future; falls into extended period of dismay.
The Enlightened -- No longer in dismay, sees a future of hope and the cycles of the world.
The Tranquil -- Aware of themselves and all astra, sees beyond the horizons of the world.
The Complete -- They are whole. With mastery of themselves, they usher in the new world.
Destruction -- If an astra's auxiliary fragment is overwhelmed, they are returned to O.
Transcendence -- The fragments an astra possesses conjoin, granting them divine willpower.
Yhnmyri -- They become a singular, all-inclusive unit of spatial mastery.
Kyn -- O is consumed and shared between the other Kyn.
Vynr -- Their central mass is unfurled, revealing their innermost brilliance.
Synr -- Their body becomes a well of purification, cleansing everything in its wake.
Iyllrithr -- They become a paragon and arbiter of time itself.
Byneur -- O experiences the chronology of the world and its creation, from start to finish.
Etier -- A nova scatters light across the world, everything being judged as virtuous.
Thyren -- Abstraction begets an autonomous expression that becomes unto itself, forever.
Anlytha -- They become an energy field that connects all things - a depthless ocean of power.
Aril -- O is symbolically recreated, uniting all entities between one another.
Niil -- They become an infinite loop of gateways, nullifying themselves from the tapestry.
Tnil -- They oscillate with such voracity that they become a wave-field of infinite power.