The Architect – The Matrix – The Ages of Man, Increments, configurations and The Great Work
Type of Spiritual Experience
Remember he represents the masculine, full of his own importance he is actually only the designer, programmer of the matrix - and he made mistakes and has continued to do so.
It was by providing access to the figurative tree of knowledge , self consciousness , awareness, that the Matrix became unstable and was no longer a perfect thing [paradise].
3 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.....................
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man
A description of the experience
Architect: Hello, Neo.
Neo Who are you?
Architect: I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions and though the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo some of my answers you will understand and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant.
Neo: Why am I here?
Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly which, despite my sincerest efforts, I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
Neo: You haven't answered my question.
Architect: Quite right. Interesting... That was quicker than the others.
Neo: ...(Others?)(How many others?)(I want out, I want out!)(What 'others'?)(There were others...)(Answer the fucking question.)(I don't believe anything-)
Architect: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.
Neo: (Five Ones before me?)(You're lying.)(Bullshit!)(Ha ha ha! You're lying!)There are only two possible explanations...(There were five Ones before me.) Either no one told me,(Hahaha!)(I'm afraid...) or no one knows.
Architect: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly is systemic; creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.
Neo: (You can't control me!!)(I'm gonna smash you to bits!)(So what!?)(YOU'RE FUCKING DEAD!!!)(I'll fucking kill you!)(I can say whatever I want!!)(You can't make me do anything.)(You old white prick!)
Choice... The problem is choice.
Architect: The first Matrix I designed was quite naturally [sic] perfect. It was a work of art. Flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being. Thus, I redesigned it. Based on your history. To more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure... I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another. An intuitive program. Initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the Matrix, she would undoubtedly be its Mother.
Neo: The Oracle.
Architect: Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly ninety-nine percent of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice. Even if they were only aware of the choice at a near-unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed; thus, creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly that if left unchecked, might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program - while a minority - if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.
Neo: This is about Zion.
Architect: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured. This will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.