1) Ontical Interstice - The non-existence of beings is the necessary condition for the possibility of the existence of beings. This def. applies to material and psychological domains, which exist in objective space-time, characterized by discreteness and rigidity, and subjective space-time, characterized by elasticity and malleability. Concrete examples include the commute on a trip between departure and arrival, the single period between the end of a relationship and the start of a new affair, the quiet, emptiness of a living space after being abandoned and before being re-occupied, and the gap between a mental thought dissolving and another generating in the mind. Nonetheless, interstice can transcend space-time. It does so in the "form" (or rather, formlessness) of the only "thing" (or rather, non-thing) able to do so: consciousness.
2) Ontological-ontical Interstice - Being is the necessary condition for the possibility of the existence of beings. This def. applies to consciousness. Awareness is not an object; it is no-thing through and by which there are things; it is not this, not that; it is nothingness. Furthermore, it is precisely because of the elusive nature of consciousness that it is difficult, nay impossible, to mentally grasp it.
3) Ontological Interstice - The presence of Being through the annihilation of beings. The normal state of consciousness -- awareness directed towards objects, whether mental images or physical things -- is severely limited. Through spiritual meditation or psychotropic medication, mundane consciousness can be transformed into pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is realized when the mind is no longer directed towards objects but dwells in an open-state of awareness, characterized by the sensations of clarity, freshness, lightness, and radiance.
released December 18, 2014
Written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Glen Tartaglia at Innovative Sonic Arts in 2014.