Mete. A fiery thought of conquest and victory. This thought springs from Sennacherib, the head of the Assyria state of consciousness (see ASSYRIA and SENNACHERIB), and later becomes the ruling idea in this consciousness. Since it is wholly on the sense-reasoning plane, it is consuming and destructive in its nature and thus sets into activity forces that react upon it and bring about its downfall ultimately. The limited, sense thoughts and sense tendencies in man do not last long. After a period of seeming rule in consciousness they give way to other governing ideas.