“Disorder,” as I interpret Ancient Africans Spiritual Philosophy, is what depends for its proper functioning or effectiveness upon being properly ordered with its complementary opposite but, by itself, is incomplete and a wandering “what it is”. By contrast, Secular Disorder (C15, take away from order”) means, in European dictionaries, ‘lack of good order’; disarrangement of physical or mental health or function; sickness; confusion; disturbance; riot. With either Spiritual or Secular Disorder, things in the Background + in the Foreground are like two-sides of the same coin. Still, what their Causes are about have vastly different Effects and Consequences. So, "Things" humans perceive can enable them to only become aware of one by its Opposite. That interpreted process may be in the “ballpark” of Actual reality—as opposed to Secular reality, distorted reality, or an unreality (as by taking in only what one wants and modifying or changing it to fit with ones bias or prejudices). A Secular example is the Cause of being “blind to the obvious”. You are looking at this printed page and noticing the words while ignoring the white background upon which the black ink is printed. So, first, what one sees is only part of all there is to see. Second, what one sees on the Foreground of this page is the result of having learned definite rules about its words–e.g. its letters of the alphabet which form the words and the message you get from assigning a meaning to them. Third, what is seen on the perceptual Foreground is what there is in Secular reality, in distortion, or the unreality of taking in only what one wants. Secular Reality is what the Sender of the message on the page intended; Secular Order is that the Reader interpreted the meaning in the message just that way. Anything short of either is to engage in undifferentiated + unrecognized + misinterpreted parts, or the whole, of the message. From getting the entire message wrong and/or certain fragments wrong, one forms a wrong but organized whole, or not. Fourth, the Sender’s Message may be wrong from getting it from a wrong source; or by misinterpreting it; or from choosing the wrong ideas and/or words to convey it; or by adding “extras” to the original message.
With Spiritual Disorder, the focus is on the concept of “Understand”–which has Static Background and Dynamic Foreground parts. This, an example of Di-Unital, means the union of natural pairs of like-kind opposites. African Tradition says Life literally occurs as a result of the union of Spirit and Matter—the Opposites of Heaven/Earth, of day/night, of female/male Principles –as with two sides of a wheel. Since "Natural" is God-Made, all sets of God's creatures and creations are interrelated through spiritual and human networks by the Substance of God — a concept called Ntuology or the Law of Sympathy. One of the countless ways Ancient Africans used Qualitative Algebra was by doing the Astro-Mathematical calculations to infer that the Cosmic Force (God) is Unknowable but can be known by God’s Nature manifestations—enabling Circumstantial (Spiritual) Inferences. In short, to “Know” the Unknown by determining the reality of the Known is done by studying God’s natural displays(Ashby, Egyptian Yoga, p. 50). Such is seen in Nature since natural forces regulate all-natural Cosmic Constants and Events + both in humans’ biological makeup. Also, all are interconnected and possess internalized harmony, consisting of natural rhythms in the Known and the Unknown + both sides being reconciled by their inner nature Cosmic Genetics "Sameness," despite their outward Unique appearances.
Metaphysical Order/Disorder are likened to Light/Dark. Dark (a neutral Metaphysical Disorder) is the Background against which the ‘Light’ (Metaphysical Chaos + Order) of the Good can be compared and recognized, as does this paper’s white background make inked words readable. What unenlightened and Supernatural people deem to be a burdening gloom is Dark’s actually serviceable opposite feature of serving as a standard to guide ones Right Life Living. The presence of God’s Substance being inside Dark’s core, as with Light, enables “Darkness” to: (1) provide filters for determining what a human is to avoid in the map planning for ones life’s course; (2) help maintain going ‘straight ahead’ towards ones Mission; and (3) filter the “what to do” from the “what not to do” in directing a human’s Perfection striving through gloom times. After each of these is completed, Metaphysical Disorder Regresses. Yet, it remains in the Background as part of its duty for making a harmonizing whole with Metaphysical Order. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com