often rarely sometimes ask me about my facebook religious status as a Tilist. Why not an X-ian or Buddist or something more familiar? Tilist means a belief in the power/glory of TILE, and that’s always spelled with ALL CAPS or face charges of heresy. But seriously, TILE is not a religion, not really. It’s not a game either, although the seed of the belief can be traced back to that attempt in approx. my 10th year of current existence on this planet. A *board* for a game was developed, true, and that turned out to be enough of a seed. Certain precepts followed from a deeper analysis of the board’s structure.
We can start with a belief in the background static of the universe where there is only chaos and no organization. We can compare this to the static of a tv without any broadcast reception.*
But the universe is not chaos and complete entropy. There are 3 levels instead of this 1. Let’s list them out like this. The 3 levels of the Universe are:
2) reflections of GOD/TILE (fractals)
3) background static or noise
Only GOD/TILE can organize background static or noise. We cannot commune directly with GOD/TILE, and we cannot be fully emersed in his absence (i.e., become static or chaotic movement ourselves). So All Of Us exist only in level 2, the reflective part. This is everything we see and sensorially experience around us.
background noise of the universe: the template
We do not know if GOD/TILE (I’ll simply call him/her/it TILE from now on here) or The Background was first. Doesn’t matter, really: chickens and eggs. Background may be equated with Dark Matter or Dark Energy using current scientific lingo. Another word for it may be Abyss.
Yes, you can worship the Dark Matter or Abyss or Background in and of itself. Sometimes this is erroneously identified as the Realm of Satan or Lucifer, which is projection. Such worship is ironic and even paradoxical because the worshipper has to be in the level above chaos (TILE reflections) in order to do so. We are reflections of TILE. We are not reflections of the background static. This is also called worship of our own Shadow. What do we deny about ourselves, our worth, our connection with the one and true TILE? No, we must turn to TILE for answers instead of turning toward the dark and emptiness, however attractive it may seem in bleaker moments.
As reflections of TILE we must worship/adore TILE, which is really ourselves at endgame time. We are TILE in hypertime and hyperspace.
According to the overarching fusion of game and religion with the Red Umbrella of philosophy, TILE is the organization of Roman Modern letters into 4 groups signified by one of the four letters of TILE. Each of these macro-letters is identified by a color, a season, a numeric value as follows:
7 + 5 + 6 + 8 = 26, the number of letters in the Roman Modern alphabet. Each unit of 1 is called a tile, with 26 tiles making a TILE. A tile is the same as a single (lower case) and unique letter of the alphabet.
Each macro-letter of TILE contains a certain number of tiles (corresponding to a letter) that determines its numeric value as follows:
I (5): a b c d e
T (7): f g h i j k l
E (8): m n o p q r s t
L (6): u v w x y z
Look at the end letter of each of these macro-letters. In all cases except one, they are the same as one of the macro-letters that they aren’t a part of. This is a major mystery of TILE, and has caused much bickering and dissent among believers and non-believers alike. At any rate, here’s what the core enthusiasts believe. A fractal version of the universe spins out from an original “I” macro-letter. “I” is the original macro-letter of TILE, not “T”. “I” begats “E” begats “T” begats “L”. This is called Special TILE (ST) to contrast it with Mundane TILE (MT). “I” is called the original member or Original Male (begin your jokes here you non-believers). “E” is called The Receptacle or Original Female. Notice these have the lowest and highest numeric value of the 4 macro-letters respectively (5 and 8). “T” and “L”, in this sub-system, are called the “children” of “I” and “E”, or Son and Daughter in order.
“e” ascending or graduating to “E” is something akin to the pawn of a chessboard reaching the opposite row and turning into a queen (usually). In other ways it can be compared to a king of the chess game. Rooks and bishops are sort of like the oppositely sexed children (horizontal/vertical and diagonal). Knight comparisons in TILE are less obvious. Let’s stop the chess-TILE game analogy here, then.
What does it mean for “e” to graduate or ascend to “E”, really?
* Note: What I’ve found in the past is that this isn’t exactly true, and if you *stare* at this static shapes and motions that can’t be possible will start to surface and take a kind of life of their own. And this is a legitimate, er, religious practice of TILE I suppose — in thinking about it now. Stare in the tv static. See the organization represented by TILE begin to take control and manifest.