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- Chess tends to the spiritualization of thought and action. It sublimates ideas and gives us a practical experience of the ideal and the sublime. It is almost like touching the spirit of things, the essence is suddenly visible and fascinates us. We can call it the Art of reflecting the spirit of an idea perfectly in matter through Creative Intelligence and creative reason. The light and dark squares, in addition to representing good and evil, light and darkness, could be the reflection of the apparent antagonism of movement and rest that is read in primitive Gnosticism. The man or woman who achieves the conjunction of these seemingly irreconcilable principles, finally manages to self-transcend and transcend the world of possibilities represented by the game board. Duality could also be understood as consciousness and unconscious, higher and lower, activity and rest, etc. The balance between aggressiveness and reflection, the exterior and the intimate is of the utmost importance to raise our level of play. Ultimately, the game improves us and thus we improve our game. We rise and our game rises as well. Light and dark boxes, a world of possibility, and, most importantly: you, the observer. What are you looking for? What do you hope to find there besides yourself? And if you don’t like what you find, who will you blame? The love for the King Game is the passion that drives a person to improve their level. This advance is accompanied by a mental-spiritual-psychological elevation or it will be useless learning. It is rather rare to find a high-level player who is not also a fully developed personality. Chess does not move out there, but inside, it plays in its own intimate world. None of your characteristics as a human will be left out during a game or training. You are entirely playing and expressing what is in your most secret intimacy. Hidden and manifest, intriguing, therefore, paradoxical and with a certain dose of magic, this is how the enchanted world of Caissa makes us fall in love daily with her wonderful gift: Chess.
Imagination, science, art, movement and rest, all this revolves in our consciousness when we see the damascene and the mind wants to dive into the infinite world of possibility, for which it must learn the rules of the game. Appreciate order even in the most absolute chaos, a chaos that understanding and experience can tame as if flying on the wings of an enraged dragon. Imagine a winged horse soaring through the mighty sky, or an eagle descending at high speed, this is how it feels to discover a new possibility in a position. Your mind learns and transforms, understands and manages to transform by transforming. Take heart and venture into the sacred kingdom of Caissa, dare to discover thousands of hidden doors in your consciousness, in short, play chess! Horace Kiel Honorary Chess Ambassador (June 2021) “Through the incomprehensible Universe an infinite superior Intelligence manifests.” Albert Einstein.