Channeled sessions with the Transcendors (channeled by Rik Thurston www.rikthurston.com) have provided me with a valuable forum to discuss concepts and to learn new ideas. One of their themes has been the discouragement of any hierarchical structures based upon the premise that all is one and hierarchies create lower-archies. An example of that is how we view the Planetary Logos. In theosophy, our human consciousness is similar to cellular consciousness in the human body...that is, we live and die on planet Earth with no comprehension of what the Planetary Logos is up to. This is a bottom-up view which leads to assumptions of hierarchy. In the Lazaris material there is a similar bottom-up view of human evolution from the mineral kingdom to the plant kingdom to the animal kingdom to the souled being. Again, a hierarchy. Ken Wilber changes this a bit with holarchy (a hierarchy of holons) but there is still, of necessity, structure. It's natural for us to do this in a duality where increasing complexity arises by applying a didactic such as: thesis, antithesis then synthesis. The synthesis is more like a synergy of the thesis-antithesis pair which leads to something totally new.
Going back to the Transcendors and the Planetary Logos, the Transcendors have pointed out that Earth (the Planetary Logos of Earth) is actually a collective consciousness arising from 44 oversoul groupings that are engaged in creating this plane of expression (this plane happening to be plane-t Earth). From a chicken and egg perspective, it becomes souls first then Earth Logos, as opposed to the usual bottom-up perspective of Earth Logos first then souls. Even this top-down approach can be interpreted in a hierarchical context from a dualistic logical system.
So, when it comes to bottom-up or top-down the real answer is both and neither! Because the real us (soul, spirit) are in a timeless state of oneness beyond dualistic comprehension, all dualistic perceptions are both valid and invalid. This state of affairs is much like the zen koans which point to the shades of grey between true and false (and the unknowable). Lazaris calls this third logical state (the one where something is true, false and neither) as the liminal. Lazaris uses a doorway metaphor to describe the liminal...standing in a doorway you can be in a room, outside a room but yet you're neither.
The real barrier to our understanding of timeless oneness and to knowing our true state of being is that we use a simplistic true-false, dualistic logical system. Quantum mechanics shows us that a more realistic model could be a continuum-valued logical system where the usual probability interpretations would be replaced by logical values between 0 (false) and 1 (true). Even that is limiting, because there are things that are unknowable even in a continuum valued system...hence a four valued logical system (false, true, liminal and unknowable) could be more appropriate. Dimensional realities, like our physical reality, have some kind of metric or measure of quantity, quality, "separation" etc. so a numerical representation of a logical system makes sense in these dimensional realities. Non-dimensional realities also exist (since we can think of them, therefor God has also)and these would be fundamentally unknowable from the standpoint of a system of awareness representable by numbers (i.e. a logical system)...the real no-archy is non-dimensional!
By the way, Goedel's theorem proved that we cannot create a complete and consistent system of beliefs with a finite set of axioms within our dualistic logical system. Hence we seem compelled towards increasing complexity where new beliefs/postulates/axioms are continuously born to resolve inconsistencies or incompleteness...this is the logical counterpart to entropy! Following down this road of increasing complexity we dig ourselves deeper and deeper into the illusion thinking all the while that we are knowing more and more abut something real. As Goedel proved, this is an endless process that never leads to any real knowledge...something zen buddhists have said all along and something that A Course In Miracles says as well!