Immanence is known only through glimpses: a moment of pure perception obtained as consciousness shifts from one perspective to another. And it is this movement, this shifting of perspective, that gives shape and texture to the multifaceted surface of the mind in which truth emerges.
Here on the surface of this shining diamond of consciousness we begin to create meanings that symbolize that which by its very nature is difficult, if not impossible, to symbolize. Consciousness is the vehicle through which we begin to psychically venture into inner realms that are prior to language. Through consciousness we can turn our gaze and discover the divine truth that is within self, other and world.
Immanence is the non-symbol. It is a negation of the superficially known, which then opens us to the possibility of the unknown in ourselves, lives, and world. It is a word used to describe that which lies within, and thus lies beyond representation or articulation.
It is that which is in opposition to the transcendent aims of consciousness, and thus it can never be the direct object of perception. It is the other, of the other, reflected within oneself, and thus precisely that which cannot be directly perceived, except as if one were traversing a mirrored hall backwards. And while the mirror is reflective of the subject, the nature of navigating via a reflected surface alters the movement the subject in relation to themselves.