Matrix, Matter, Mother. Mother of all. Origin of all creation.
We come from matter. The root word of matter is mater, which means origin, source, mother. It is the root word of matrix, matter, mother, matriarchy, and so on. This is the mother which gives birth to us in our physical world.
The urubobos – the primordial matrix – contains in “embryonic” form everything that can in principle
possibly be experienced, and the thing that does the experiencing. The great serpent (the matrix) is
therefore consciousness – spirit, before it manifests itself – and matter, before it is separated from spirit.
The matrix of all things is something
feminine, like the mothers of experience; is something with an endlessly fecund and renewed (maternal and
virginal) nature – is something that defines fertility and, therefore, femininity itself. Things come from
somewhere; all things have their birthplace.
eternally extant domain of the unknown therefore constitutes the matrix from which all conditional knowledge emerges.
...The ancient Mesopotamian creation myth – the Enuma elish – provides a concrete example of the
interplay of these “personalities.” This myth features four main characters, or sets of characters; Tiamat,
the feminine dragon of chaos, primordial goddess of creation (the uroboros and the Great Mother are
conflated, as is frequently the case, in this myth); Apsu, Tiamat’s husband and consort; the “elder gods,”
children of Tiamat and Apsu; and Marduk, sun-deity and mythic hero. Tiamat symbolizes the great
unknown, the matrix of the world; Apsu the known, the pattern that makes regulated existence possible. The
“elder gods” symbolize the common psychological attributes of humanity (the “fragments or constituent
elements of consciousness”), and constitute a more thorough representation of the constituent elements of
the “patriarchal” known; Marduk – greatest of the secondary deities – represents the process that
eternally mediates between matrix and regulated existence....
The unknown is unexplored territory, nature, the unconscious, dionysian force, the id, the Great Mother
goddess, the queen, the matrix, the matriarch, the container, the object to be fertilized, the source of all
things, the strange, the unconscious, the sensual, the foreigner, the place of return and rest, the maw of the
earth, the belly of the beast, the dragon, the evil stepmother, the deep, the fecund, the pregnant, the valley,
the cleft, the cave, hell, death and the grave