Thursday, December 23, 2010

Youtube Video

I finished my first youtube video not too long ago.  It's called "Animal or Man" and was inspired by my reading of the book "Manhood of Humanity" by Alfred Korzybski.  I intertwined it with the teachings I have learned while walking this path I am on.  I hope anyone who watches it enjoys it.  I put a lot of time and energy into it.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Integration

It's been a while since I have wrote anything.  I've been in the "lab" so to speak trying to climb the ladder step by step.  Some good strides have been made and putting it together in a language that is organized is a tough task at this moment.  I still lack the understanding and brain power to organize all that I have learned and am experiencing.  We spend our whole life digging holes and it is much tougher to climb out than it is to fall in.  But if we can humble ourselves, get grounded, we can seemingly get a glimpse of where we are in the process.  We can see how far there is to go and that rushing along the path is in fact regressing.  Brick by brick the mason builds his house, it matters not how long in sidereal time it takes to put the capstone on top of the pyramid. 

I was reading some more of "Atomic Suicide" by the Russell's.  This quote stood out to me at this moment:

"Expansion is the result of MIND-DESIRE TO GIVE by its outward explosive effect from its zero cathode."

I immediately related this to Vitvan's teachings.  Vitvan says that to die to self, we must first individualize or separate out/become independent of the race psyche.  "Come out from among them and be ye therefore separate" as the bible says.  So what Russell says to me while relating a fact of nature is that you must first grow, you were born of a seed with infinite potentiality and the seed must fulfill its purpose before the fruit can be harvested.  If one expands enough and compression builds up eventually there must be a release of this built up energy or a re-giving.  If one has the desire to return to his Father (the cathode) then he will give and give and take whatever action needed to follow this path, when he rises to that level then the Father will give him the gift of Heaven (not out in the starry skies.

Anyways I've been concentrating on language and conscious abstracting for the most part lately.

Alfred Korzybski's book Science and Sanity is online and here is a link to it:  http://esgs.free.fr/uk/art/sands.htm

For me the science part of it gets difficult to understand at point but as Korzybski says, one should not skim through but should thoroughly read it multiple times.  I would suggest finding a copy online of his book Manhood of Humanity and reading that first.  If you are like me, you will probably be intrigued by that book and it is much shorter, giving you the desire and moxie to attempt to take on the 700 page Science and Sanity.

I want to go into much more depth about General Semantics but as I said I am having trouble bringing it all together and integrating with Vitvan and other teachings.  So at this point I am going to focus on studying and when I have time hopefully I will be writing more than I have recently.  As they say those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know.  Well I talk too much.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Look Up

A quote from the movie "The Great Dictator"

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Natural Order Process Volume One, Lesson 24

This is an incredible lesson with rich, invaluable teachings.  I wish I could write it out or paste the text here or even write a good synopsis here, but I am not able to at the moment.  I am mainly writing this to remind myself to recall and meditate upon the concepts discussed in this lesson.

The lesson explains the severe semantic blockage that has been created in our society due to additive processing versus non additive.  In other words valuing quantity over quality.  It seems that the majority of us only care about collecting more and more possesions and as much money as we can acculmulate.  This is the determining factor in qualifying one's "success" in the race psyche.  So you see it today when someone loses the house, he falls into a deep depression and sometimes kills himself and maybe his family.  He has identified "himself" with the house and the image of having a "perfect life."  When he loses his house he loses a piece of himself.  A piece of him has been subtracted and he is not able to adjust to the new composite him.  This brings about many neuroses and then comes the effects manifesting into his fallen objective world.

The non-additive way to approach things is to look at it like this:  When you have a group, you have a group consciousness, everyone is oriented to a certain frequency made up of the whole group's combined frequencies.  When another person enters the room is just one added to the group?  No, the whole dynamic or the group frequency is completely altered.

So we see when we have life experiences many times these alter the whole dynamic of who we are.  But people stuck in the additive process have these life altering experiences like losing a house or job but cannot scale back the way they live.  They are too identified with the level they were previously on.

Look at Walter Russell's teachings.  I think to a person with common sense it is obvious that the man was one of the highest illuminates to exist on this earth.  He discovered elements not yet known about before the modern periodic table was developed and then never got credit for his scientific discoveries.  He was WAY ahead of his time (relative to the race).  The scientists of our day could not simply add on his findings to the already established principles.  His discoveries were so drastically different that the whole order would have to be overthrown to implement the knowledge he provided.  He could prove that Einstein's theory of relativity was only half correct because Einstein was observing effects while Russell was tapping into "the Mind of God" and was able to KNOW the TRUTH of the cosmic order.  But Russell wasn't a scientist who discovered or was given all of this so he had to be a quack in the minds of world leaders and established scientists.  The monkey must let go of the lower branch to swing to the higher branch.  Or to steal another of Vitvan's sayings, the old wine bottle must be emptied and cleaned before we can fill it with the new wine.

So to put it in the perspective of you and I.  We are not who we were 10 years ago much less 1 year ago.  We can either be the additive person who holds onto all of these identifications or we can be the blank canvas and start the coming day fresh ready to build a new composite house, make it a home not just a house.  Can we give up our personality to ascend to the next level in the natural order process?

I was just thinking to myself how sick we all are with how we treat money.  We must accumulate as much money as we can so that we can retire after 40 years of slaving.  How did the farmers do it when there was no fake value, only real goods.  They lived year to year.  They tilled the land in the summer time and lived frugally saving enough to sustain them through the winter.  Think about it, every year there was a balance reached.  They couldn't save the extra food for five years down the road.  They worked for the here and now.  Each year had its equal output and input, there was no excess left over.  They expended the most efficient amount of energy needed to get the job done.  They had a season of physical labor and a season of mental labor.

With our current way of life, technology has brought us to the point where previously physically taxing tasks that required much time and energy are now performed by machines.  Our labor provides the currency to purchase these machines.  Instead of continually working throughout the day, we now find we have "free time."  But these gadgets have seemingly segued into the realm of personal pleasure.  We fill the idle hours in front of the TV, playing video games, browsing the internet.  In general, we don't seem to use this extra time freed up by the developments in technology to build our mental and spiritual lives, our character.  There is no growth and this creates an imbalance when we are integrated within a continually developing cosmic process. 

A few geniuses who have developed beyond the current state of the race have had the mind to create this technology and we the masses have made use of it in our undeveloped states.  The machinery becomes a great boon for the active, creative person and a crutch and eventual nemesis in regards to the lazy person who does not now how to cope with reality.  It is now seemingly easy to escape reality while still rationalizing within one's self that one is "living."  But this is only an observation, not a condemnation, for if one is completely identified with objectivity and cannot find an overall purpose to life, then why would they not take the easy way towards comfort?  It is likely that it is never even contemplated in such a light, one simply moves along with the rest of the race and finds it easy to fit in as his neighbors are taking the same route.  But if one can shift his overall goal in life from one of having to one of being (quality over quantity), then he has the chance at development and brighter days, while also opening himself up to much pain and potential suffering.

And I will end on some of the characteristics that Vitvan says are of the person who cultivation a non additive nature.

"He talks little about the illusory values, partisanships, objects of sense, etc. but if occasion presents itself to discourse upon the Wisdom of knowledge accruing from orientation to the world of reality, he will talk exhaustively and indefatigably."

"His feelings, desires, etc. have become metamorphosed-in the transition-into love and compassion."

"Toward hypocrisy he is more intolerant than toward anything else."

"He has that true humility born of perceptive understanding that no power, no force, no energy, etc. "belongs" to him.  In this perceptive understanding he KNOWS that all power pertains to the Father-Mother-God; yet he is a stalwart and fearless fighter."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lost Light - Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Here is a chapter from Alvin Boyd Kuhn's book "Lost Light" -



Chapter VI


THE DESCENT TO AVERNUS



THE rectification of misguided rendering of holy writ in its entirety
is a work of great magnitude and will tax severely the capacity of a
single book. Particularly in regard to the traditional dogmas of the-
ology, where misconception has become embedded in set habitudes of
mind, the reinterpretation can be established only by the presentation
of material in overwhelming quantity. The bare statement of the main
theses of the venerable philosophy would be met with contempt or
arrogant rejection. The claims must therefore be buttressed by a mass
of irrefutable data. This material has not been marshaled for this use
before in anything like organic array.

The story most properly begins with what is called in theology "the
descent of the gods." Traditional lore is replete with legends of the
"expulsion of the angels," "the fall of Lucifer and his hosts," "the fall
from heaven," and the more philosophical "descent of the soul." These
phrase-titles relate to the first step in the series of pre-historical and
even pre-mundane episodes which culminated in the establishment of
humanity on earth and the fabrication of human nature combining
both a natural and a supernatural element. The substrate datum in
religion is that man is an animal and a god in union. There were ani-
mals on earth and angels in heaven; and the counsels of cosmic intel-
ligence decreed that the angels should join forces with the animals and
be their gods. The conjunctive experience would educate both parties.
The effort to overcome matter's inertia and the sense urge of the flesh
would develop more dynamic spiritual initiative for the gods. They
would be forced to deploy more of their potential and as yet static
divine power to gain mastery over the elementary forces of the physi-
cal world.

Hints are not wanting in the old scripts to show that their obliga-
tion to leave their home of blissful rest in dreamy sub-consciousness in
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the ethereal spheres and suffer the hardships of earth life in gross ani-
mal bodies was in some part at least a measure of karmic retribution
for past dereliction elsewhere. Pride and insolence are ascribed to them
by Greek theology. Violated oaths and "Moira's bounds transgressed"
are alluded to by the philosophic poets. As evolution links penalty with
readjustment and forward progress, it is not difficult to admit the play
of both retributive and normal procedure in the enforced descent of
minor deities to our globe. It is the expulsion of Satan and his hosts
from heaven in Paradise Lost and Revelation. So presented, it has been
taken either as a mythical unreality or an inscrutable chapter of celes-
tial history, and discarded from serious consideration in religious sys-
tematism. It is, however, the central situation and must be restored to
its pivotal place of consequence in the picture. The doctrine of the
"descent" is crucial for the interpretation. True or false, it is what the
scriptures are building their narratives upon.

Of the original twelve legions of deities, ten have plunged into the
stream o incarnation and are now passing through the experiences
incident thereto. At the conclusion of the venture, after many incarna-
tions for each individual member, they will return to their celestial
abodes, transfigured and further divinized. The allegory of the Prodi-
gal Son is a short glyph or graph of this evolutionary descent and
return. There is hardly a religious book of any ancient nation that does
not deal more or less directly with that event.

To see the "descent" as an integral function of cosmic process and
not as a calamitous "fall," it is quite necessary to expound a portion of
Orphic-Platonic cosmogony.

The beginning must be made where creation itself begins. It starts
from Unity. All things proceed from what was aboriginally and ever
ultimately is, the One Life. The pagan name for the Supreme Power
was commonly The One. All things ultimately resolve into the pri-
mordial One, since they emanate from that One in the beginning. Be-
fore manifestation takes place, Being is homogeneous, undifferentiated.
It is uniform similitude and excludes dissimilitude. It is all One Es-
sence, alike in every part, if parts there are.

But in such state it is unrnanifest, and from our point of view un-
conscious, asleep, inert. The Hindu term is Pralaya, And out of
Pralaya it must awake, for it sleeps only in alternate turn with waking
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activity, as do all its creatures made in its likeness. It passes, like them,
from death to life and back again, in eternal routine.

To awake and come into being it must by force of logic perform an
operation upon its own nature which is the first ground of manifesta-
tion. It can not create a universe in which to live and suffer experience
without breaking its Unity apart into duality. For it must become
Consciousness on the one side, in order to ~know what and how to
create, and Matter on the other, if it is to have material with which to
create! So it must split its primal Oneness into a dualism which how-
ever is still subsumed under the unity. It becomes two in one or the
One in two. The One has not become Two, but a twoness.

It virtually can not create without throwing itself into the condition
of being at a tension between two aspects of itself, on the strength of
which tension it can exert its inchoate energies. It must therefore mani-
fest itself as the two ends of a polarity, positive and negative. It must
become polarized in relation to itself; and so it takes on the double-
aspected characterization of spirit and matter, male and female, con-
sciousness and vehicle, function and instrument, attraction and repul-
sion, visible and invisible, real and actual. Positively, like the proton of
the atom, it must stand stably in the center, governing, holding, regu-
lating the cyclical whirl of negative force about its eternal rock of dura-
bility. Negatively, like the electrons, it must revolve in the periodic
swing of active life. It must provide the dual grounds for living ex-
istence, a conscious nucleus presiding at the heart of moving, changing
embodiments. It must become, out of itself, subject, knowing, and
object, to be known. Its entire purpose is obviously to arise out of un-
conscious slumber and become ever more awake and more concretely
conscious. Since there is nothing of which it can be conscious save
itself, the aim of Life is thus ever to become more Self-conscious!
Therefore it must, so to speak, set itself as object over against itself as
subject, and down the ages and the cycles ever thus contemplate
itself. It is the seeing eye and the thing seen, as all profound esoteric
philosophy asserts.

As Genesis puts it, God effected his creation, gazed upon it with
gratification and pronounced it good. To see his creation he had to
objectify, hypostasize, reify his thoughts, the radiations of his subjec-
tive aspect. For he creates by thoughts. He must see his ideas form in
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concretion before him, take on material body and come to visible
manifestation for himself and his creatures.

So his expression proceeds from unity to duality, and from duality
it runs further outward to infinite multiplicity. Multiple manifestation
is, achieved by the operation of a principle which is easily compre-
hended. As life has split into spirit and matter, the one mobile, the
other inert, the unity of the mobile is broken up into multitude as it
moves against the immobile. The lighter essence, spirit, is broken and
divided as it moves outward against the resistance of matter. A sug-
gestive illustration is the infinite division of a body of water dropped
as one unit from a height as it falls against the resistance of the air. Its
sheer motion and speed throws it apart. The circulation of the blood
from the central heart, dividing endlessly till it reaches the periphery in
numberless streamlets, is a similar reflection of the universal law. Out-
ward bound, it divides; on the return it reunites! Life descends, "falls,"
from the summit of its primal unity down into the arms of matter,
dividing as it goes. Division is a logical necessity if it is to multiply
itself, for unity can not multiply out of itself without first dividing
itself. And it can not divide itself unless it falls or descends against re-
sistance. The importance of this determination for clear grasp of basic
theology can not be overstressed. Angels "fall" by divine ordinance,
and not by literal folly of rebellion against deity. Evolutionary gravity
brings them down from heaven to earth.

The wind does not commonly blow a steady gale, but conies in
rhythmic puffs. Creative impulse acts similarly. Every cycle of energi-
zation of the universe finishes its work in seven waves or impulses,
and the sub-cycles have also seven waves. Life projects its formative
energies outward, or matterward, in surge after surge. Each one carries
the impulse as far as it will go under its original force, or until the
wave is brought to a dead standstill by the inertia of matter, the carry-
ing and resisting medium. Each propulsion of power comes to a stop,
locked in the embrace of matter. In this embrace the capacities of the
two nodes of being interplay, fecundate each other, generate a growth
of new life, and build up what is termed a plane or level or kingdom
of nature, with creatures embodying the type of life there engendered.
Thus there are terrestrial and celestial worlds (as Paul says), noumenal
and phenomenal realms, physical and ethereal planes, material and
spiritual bodies, heavens, fairy-lands, underworlds, hells, limbos, Isles
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o the Blessed, Elysian Fields, the meadows of Aarru-Hetep and homes
on high. And the beings on the ranges from high divinity down to
man are the gods of ancient mythology.

The capacities of life on each level are expressed and given play by
the organic beings built up thereon. Thus each kingdom has its own
specific nature and determinations. But life is not static; it is genera-
tive, reproductive, forward-moving. It creates anew, in its turn, at its
level, and passes the stream of creative force on down the line. Thus
the succession of waves of projection runs down the scale, each one
carrying the formative force one surge farther out. On and on it goes,
establishing the kingdoms of nature and the living citizens on them.
The contiguous planes form a link of connection from top to bottom
of the series, and this is the golden chain of life. And each level bears
a definite relation to its neighbor on either side.

The explication of this relationship involves a law that is basic for
all evolution. Its statement will render understandable the constitution
of man. It tells why he is a soul and a body linked together. It may be
called the great Law of Incubation.

Under its terms each plane is mother to the life on the plane above
it and father to that of the plane below it. It receives from above the
seed germs of higher life and harbors them in the womb of its soil,
or matter, gestates them and eventually gives them their new birth.
This is the function of motherhood. And matter (Latin mater,
mother) is the universal mother. But, having received from above, it
also gives the impulse to the order below; and as giver it is active, ag-
gressive, generative the father function. Feminine to life above, mas-
culine to life beneath, it is the link and bridge between two worlds.

But at each step of transmission the primal impulse suffers a dimi-
nution of its impetus, a weakening of its force, and in consequence a
further and further fragmentation. The matter of each plane on the
downward or involutionary track being more dense in atomic struc-
ture than that of its superior, the living bodies it provides can not bear
as heavy a life charge as the beings above can support, and the voltage
of power must be stepped down if it is to be incorporated fittingly in
the less capacious bodies of a lower kingdom. To effect this reduction
in dynamism the bodies carrying the life of each plane act as electric
transformers, changing a high current into numerous lesser currents
to be accommodated to the lower carrying capabilities of bodies on the
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plane beneath. Hence the unit charge received from the plane above by
each life structure on any plane must, in falling one step further down-
ward, be again broken up into a large number of fragments, each of
which will become the energizing soul of a lower body. The Greek
philosophers say in this connection that "the gods distribute divinity,' 5
scattering its higher units abroad from plane to plane, the units mul-
tiplying in number, but diminishing in power, as the stream flows on.
This is what ancient theology connotes by "the river of life." The
Orphic system speaks of "rivers of vivification," which, they say, "pro-
ceed from on high as far as to the last of things," or to the lowest
stratum of the mineral kingdom. And as the gods distribute divinity,
the secondary ranks in each case are said to "participate according to
their capacity." The gods pour out their life for the vivifying of all
lower beings, and the latter partake of this bounty or "grace" to the
measure of their receptivity. Nothing other than this is meant by the
"shed blood" of the gods, given for the life of the worlds. All old the-
ologies aver that the blood of the gods, or of God, mixed with the clay
of earth, makes the "red earth" which is given as the etymological sig-
nification of Adam in Hebrew, i.e., man. Man is compounded of the
red life-blood of deity and the dust of the ground, which in Hebrew
is Adamah, purely the feminine or material aspect of Adam, spirit,
itself. Deity mixed together spirit and matter to make man.

One more step in the analysis yields the final phase of the Law of
Incubation. If life is to be propagated in eternal renewal, in multiplied
individualization, it becomes necessary for any living creature on each
plane to produce a multiple progeny of the seeds of its own life and
"plant" or bury them in the soil of the kingdom immediately below
it. There they go first to their "death," after which they are reborn or
resurrected in the sprouting of the seeds and their growth back to
maturity. Each generation lives anew in its regeneration, but multi-
plied by as many times itself as the number of seeds it produced and
successfully germinated in the plane below.

The vegetable buries its seeds in the soil of the kingdom beneath it,
the mineral The animal's life is embodied in a corpus built up of
vegetable material taken in each day as food. The human is rooted in
an animal body. And now comes the pivotal fact in theology. The
lowest ranks of gods, in their position just above humanity, must, by
the Law of Incubation, send down their seeds, plant (incarnate) them
in the bodies of humans, and win their next cyclical generation o di-
vine life in that ground! Centuries of theological maundering have not
told the millions of hungry sheep this plain truth as to why man nur-
tures a winged spirit of intelligence a soul in his physical body. The
soul of man is in his body as a seed of divinity planted, buried, gone
to its "death" in the soil of the human kingdom, and bears the same
relation to that soil as does any seed to its bed. The greatest truth that
can be told to mortals is that their bodies are each the gestating womb
of a god. As said St. Paul, the Christ is being "formed within" each
mortal body. Man has a soul because his physical human self is the
nursery or breeding ground of the seeds of divinity. And man's
divinity is, or begins as, a seed. His duty is to cultivate the growth of
that deific embryo. It is gestating in the womb of his physical body,
and he must, as said Socrates, become a philosophic "midwife" and aid
in its birth. Plato reports the Demiurgus in the notable speech to the
legions of devas in the Timaeus as saying that "whatever is immortal
and divine" in the human makeup, "of that I will furnish the seed and
the beginning. It is your business to do the rest; to weave together mor-
tal and immortal natures." The upper plane furnishes the seeds of god-
hood, the lower furnishes the soil or garden. Divinity is planted in "the
garden of the world." It is the seminal soul of divine mind, destined
to germinate and eventually blossom in the ground of humanity.

If, in sum, God is to multiply himself, his tree of life must reproduce
on its branches a numerous progeny, each child bearing the potentiality
of renewing the parent life in its fullness, and of carrying its eternal
unfoldment one step ahead. As no living thing can subsist save as a
result of a linking together of spirit and matter, a germinal unit of
spirit must be incubated as the god in a body of material structure.
This divine economy gives every creature its soul, which is its god.
In the long chain of linked lives, from God down to mineral crystal,
no being is deprived of its possibility of immediate communion with
deity, up to the border of its capacity. But the "arm of the Lord" that
is potent to bless and to save is within, not without. It is Emanuel,
God with us, the hope of our glory. God is everywhere, within and
without; but his son, the Christos, is only within. If he is not sought
there, he will not be found. His inner presence is the provision of life
that no entity should be bereft of instant contact with its parent god,
who dwells on the plane just over its head, though rooted in its very
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body. Man's deity is not a personage in a distant land and time, but,
as an Eastern saga puts it, "closer is he than breathing, nearer than
hands and feet." No man can fail of touching his divinity, but failure
of his knowledge that his deity is in himself may palsy his effort to
arouse its latent faculties.

A legend of India tells of a council of the gods at which it was pur-
posed to invest man with deity. A debate arose as to how it might be
entrusted to him without his misusing it. One suggested that it be
buried in the depths of the sea, so that he would not easily find and
abuse it. Another advised placing it on the most inaccessible mountain
top. Finally the supreme head of the assembly declared he had thought
of a place where no man would ever think of looking for it, in the
deepmost chambers of man's own heart!

The basal truth that every living thing is a union of spirit and mat-
ter, soul and body, was put in a graph by the Egyptians. It is perhaps
the oldest and most meaningful of signs. The great symbol carried in
the hands of the gods was the Ankh, or crux ansata (ansated cross),
a "T" topped with the circle. The circle is the female symbol, the
boundless infinite matter, the mother of all things in endless round.
The vertical line is the male symbol, a ray of intelligence that goes out
from the heart of the universe to impregnate the worlds. The horizon-
tal line is the line of division between the two, at the point where they
are joined. It is the cross-line between them. The word Ankh means
three most significant things: love, lije and tie. It is a formula of all
life, signifying that life is the resultant of a tying together of two
things, spirit and matter, by the force of an attraction, which is love.

The great doctrine of the "descent" or "fall" can now be clearly en-
visaged. Deity, in the form of its seed potency, must descend from its
own plane into the soil of the plane below it and be incubated there.
It must leave its own home, its father's house, and go out into another
country, where it will be an exile and a stranger. And like the youth
going out from home into a rough world to make a fight of it under
temptation and gross influences, he must undergo a long toilsome trial
and testing and crucifixion to become an eventual victor and return
with laurels. Said Jesus: "I came forth from the Father and am come
into the world.' 1

Additional elucidation of basic meaning flows from the consideration
of the great doctrine of the Trinity in theology. One is not too bold
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in asserting that this formula of ancient truth is not comprehended in
its clear and profound significance by the Church which still blindly
offers it. Once a year the pew occupants listen to a sermon on the
Trinity, but go away unenlightened. Yet it is the heart of the mystery
of life, the base of theology, and easily comprehensible.

Plotinus, the Neo-Platonist of the third century, who gave the doc-
trine to Christianity through Augustine, has given us an analogy with
a natural phenomenon by which it is possible, with the additional link
of a finding of modern science, to see the simple meaning of a doctrine
that has baffled comprehension for sixteen centuries. He said that we
can understand how one deity can have three aspects if we think of the
sun, its light and its active energy. The sun in heaven is comparable
to the Father of the Trinity. It is a glowing globe of fire. The fire of
the sun does not go forth into the ends of space, but abides at home.
Like a match which you strike in a dark room, the fire stays on the
match; it does not leave it. The fire stays; but it generates and sends
forth its son, the light. This is the second aspect or "person." It is of
the same essence with the Father, yet not he. And the Psalmist sings:
"Send out thy light"!

Now a flood of clear light is released on the problem by following
the implications as to the identity of the third "person," the Holy
Spirit. But here it is necessary to adduce some pertinent data which is
given to us by modern physical science to round out our analogy. We
are told that a ray of the sun's light out in the void of space (not near
a planet) is inert. It is both cold and dark. If one could reduce one's
body to the size of a pin-point, one would be in total darkness and the
^intensest cold, though the sun be glaring overhead. The ray is im-
potent, inactive, uncreative and can generate no life until and here
is the nub of all philosophy it falls upon a surface of a material body,
a globe or planet! Only by incidence upon its opposite pole, matter,
can the light of spirit come to its creative function. There is required
the interplay of its rays with a resistant surface to bring out its own
powers from latency to potency. Matter is, as already shown, the
"mother" of life, while spirit (God) is its father. And, as everywhere,
father spirit can not become creative until it unites with and fecundates
mother matter! His ray of power, his son, is in a sense the phallic
emanation of his seed, and the seed must become coefficient with the
unfructified egg of life in matter's bosom to bring a new birth to
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pass. Almost it might be said, here is all truth in a nutshell. The light
of God would remain uncreative unless it entered the body or womb of
mother life and aroused the slumbering potentialities therein. And
here is the solution o a riddle of mythology which has baffled and
horrified Christian moralists no end. The fables of the gods represent
the son of deity as turning about and creating upon his own mother.
Horus is called "the Bull of his Mother"-~~Isis. The sons of God marry
their own mothers! Horrible! Detestable! shout the offended Church
Fathers. Yet the son of present life marries and impregnates his own
mother every time an acorn or grain of wheat falls into the ground
and germinates! It is discernible at last why the letter H comes a sec-
ond time into the form of the sacred tetragrammaton, or four-letter
name of Jehovah, the Ineffable Name of ancient Kabalism JHVEL
"J" is the Father God, the line that comes down from on high, goes
deep into the heart of matter and then turns upward to return to deity.
The H represents by its two vertical lines life divided into its two
aspects, spirit and matter, joined by the cross line, and so brings its
activity into the realm of the mother, matter. The V is their son, who
goes down in his turn into matter and returns. Now, why does the
mother H come into the formula of creation a second time? The
J H V would be a formula covering onethe first generation of life.
It would take it through one cycle. But that would not be a glyph that
would represent life as perpetuating itself through endless cycles of
renewal. It would end there. The graph must carry it on. As, then, the
son must take up the line and become father in his turn, he must unite
his productive fecundation with his old mother, matter. And so the H,
or mother, must be brought into the picture once more. And the holy
name becomes thus a descriptive form for all creation. For spirit is cre-
atively helpless, like the sunlight, without the co-operation of its op
posite, matter, which is dramatized as its wife and sister. Hence every
mythological deity was linked with his sha^ti or spouse, his creative
potency, without whom he would remain forever ungenerative. The
implications of this determination are tremendous, for if spirit can not
give birth to its archetypal conceptions without the implementation of
matter in actual creation, neither can it function apart from matter in
philosophy! And a thousand fantastic "spiritual" cult systems that have
deluded uncritical minds in every age by a denial of the utility of
matter, are at one stroke given the coup de grdce as illogical fallacies.
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Reverting to the Trinity, it is desirable to go further with the Greek
elaborators of the Orphic wisdom in delineating the aspects of divine
activity.

Of the Father they assert that he "abides." A Hindu script has the
passage in which Lord Krishna says: "Having impregnated the uni-
verse with a portion of myself, I yet remain." He remains on his own
plane. He is the unmoved Mover and the uncaused Cause. He is with-
out experience himself, delegating the function of acquiring it to his
Son. He is unaffected, undivided, unchanging and undiminished.

Of the Son they say that he "proceeds." He bears the Father's po-
tentialities out into all the universe. He is the radiating arm of his
Father's power. He goes out to do the will of his parent and become
his vicegerent in the worlds. He becomes God's spoken Word. He
conveys the Logoic ideas out upon the bosom of his Father's emana-
tions to stamp them upon plastic matter. And proceeding from the
bosom of the Father, he goes forth into every condition which is pre-
cisely the opposite of that of the Father. He will become subject to ex-
perience and suffer all things, while the Father abides unmoved. He
will be affected, divided, changed and be sadly diminished, suffering
the loss of all that he enjoyed with the Father. He will endure all ex-
perience in every kingdom, will be fragmented into "partial natures/'
will enter a moving stream of endless change, and will be reduced to a
minimum of his glory on the cross of suffering.

Of the Holy Spirit they say that it "converts" matter to its own like-
ness; "is converted" by matter to its next higher estate; and finally
"returns."

What, then, is the Holy Spirit, the Third Person? It is the first Ray
of divine life, undergoing its final conversion into active creative
agency. It is latent power of God's mind, transformed into working
efficacy. It is static divinity become kinetic. It is God's Logos, or Word,
carrying the command of his creative Voice, now converted into an
energy that moves matter and builds worlds. It is, finally, God's spirit
at work; no longer static, or merely potential, but released upon matter
in moving force fynesis.

It may be helpful to present a diagrammatic sketch of this formula-
tion, as it is a brief but complete graph of the entire rationale of all
incarnation, or involution of life in matter, and its evolution back to
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spirit. It is thus a concise formula comprehending all that ancient scrip-
tures have been designed to elucidate.

SUN FATHER ABIDES.

LIGHT SON PROCEEDS.

f [CONVERTS (Matter).

EARTH HOLY SPIRIT. J 1 IS CONVERTED (By Matter).

[ RETURNS

All "history" takes place at the point where the light, or latent radi-
ation of divine force, comes in contact with matter, earth, the mother.
For there involution is brought to a halt and, spirit being implanted
within the heart of matter and awakening its slumbering potencies,
there is begun at that point a new growth of life, actuated by the union
of intelligence with sheer energy. And this new growth begins the
evolutionary stage, or the return unto the father, or parent, status.

When Trinities are given as Father, Mother and Son, the aspect here
characterized as the Holy Spirit is the "Son," the product o the union
of Father and Mother. When given as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the
Mother is implicit, being the material element necessary at all times.

The Son's, or the ray's, impregnation of Mother matter begins a new
process of growth from seed to adulthood, which through a cycle of
"conversion" and "being converted" lifts up the new form of Sonship
of deity to the stage which the Father had reached in its last previous
cycle. The cycle is completed with the "return"; but after aeonial rest
life gets ready to make its next rhythmic movement outward to unite
again with the Mother.

Having set forth in the most compact form the outline of the struc-
ture of ancient evolutionary knowledge, it is incumbent on us now to
trace the origin and fix the place of every single doctrine of theology in
the draft. It is requisite also that sufficient space be granted to present
as much as is permissible of the vast body of data supporting each
phase of the exegesis. The "descent" is the first feature of the chart that
relates heavenly creation to earthly life, and is logically the first aspect
of divine activity to be taken up. Its groundwork and presuppositions
having been laid down, its presence in ancient religion must be demon-
strated with sufficient fullness.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rest

More from the Divine Illiad -

"My rest and peace may be known by moving things which know My balance in them and keep balance in them while thus moving."

"Moving things which manifest My knowing by equal interchanging void their moving and thus find rest;-but those which manifest Me unequally cannot wholly void their moving."

"These shall leave an unvoided residue of motion as a debt of unbalance which must be paid to Me before My rest may be known in them."


The last sentence is something that really stuck me.  If one doesn't balance each transaction he will leave a debt of unbalance.  Obviously we know how that works in economic world, which was based off the one law that all other laws spring from - rhythmic balanced interchanged.

To me I can look at this a few different ways.  I guess we all have ideas that arise and if we don't put them into action then there has not be a voidance and there is unbalance. 

We're said to have a destiny, a path that is to be our mission to accomplish in each life, if we don't complete this mission we get terminated through death.  The idea was there for us but we bucked it and decided not to complete it and thus built a debt through unbalance.

Now the one thing that is really intriguing to me is looking at it from the standpoint of purgatory.  When you do wrong, or expend your energy in ways that harm the body or other people, etc. you must then work off this debt in a state called purgatory.  One must go through purgatory before they can enter heaven.

Learning something like this and being able to cross reference it through real world experience and occult principles is very exciting.  That's the thing about Russell is it is all broken down to the most basic level.  You have a base to start with and you can work you way through the parts and hopefully make your way back to the base if you can put it all together.

Desire

This comes from the "Message of the Divine Illiad Volume 1" by Walter Russell -

"There are those among men of earth who deem desire unholy.  These seek holiness, and Me, through the suppression of all desires."

"These sit in quietude, seeking Me through meditation, but acting not to manifest My purpose.  Yet these ask alms, in My name of those who fulfill My purpose through thought followed by action."

"I command thee to tell to these misguided holy men, who sell their holiness for a price to those who unknowingly buy naught of holiness for their wasted gold, that they who thus sit begging by the road in mortifying rags shall never find Me whom they seek, until they act to fulfill My purpose."

"Tell thou them that they are as unclean in thy Father'Mother's eyes as the stench of them is unwholesome to men of earth."

"Said I not these very words in the beginning of thy full knowing Me in thee:  'Desire is of the Soul, the Soul being record of desire fulfilled by action for repeating its pattern in the seed?'

"And also said I not to thee: 'My creating universe is the continuing record of My eternal thinking, followed by action to record the patterned imaged forms of my thinking?'

"And again said I not to thee: 'My sole desire is to think for the purpose of expressing the One Idea of My thinking through imaged forms of My imagining engaged in purposeful action?'


Max Heindel in his works says that one should never release the seed within (ejaculate/orgasm) unless it is in the act of creating a child.  He says that this is the reason we fell from Eden.  Lucifer gave man knowledge that he could make babies without the help of the Gods.  He gave man the Tree of Knowledge and thus brought death and pain to man.  Man's unrestrained use of sex has brought him to current barbaric state, unbalanced state.  There is probably some truth to this but he also takes a moral stance and his teachings seem to suggest repression of the Power is part of the natural order.

Walter Russell says when man does not use one of his God given gifts they will eventually dissipate and be lost, as in the case of the pineal gland being made dormant.  When man lives a celibate, repressed life he is living an unbalanced life.  He disregards the action side of the process of life.  God has given man the sex function so that he can unite with a balanced opposite.  Man to balance the cycle must regive to God through carrying out the process that God has started.  When man denies this, he is denying the very God he claims to be praising.

What Russell says is that when man has sex with an unbalanced opposite, as in someone who does not balance him out or is not right for him, then he opens himself up to disease and decay.  But to find the right partner and "make love" to them is to create.  This would be considered co-creating, coming together with a balanced opposite to form One - voiding the two opposites to become whole again.  This in fact uplifts both people and progresses them both along in their evolution.

We have to simply ask, why are we here?  Well because we had the desire to be here living this life at this time.  Without the desire there would be no me or you.  To repress these desires that make us who we are, is to almost dissolve us all together.  I understand that the goal of illumination is to void the persona but there still has to be some desire, there must be some thinking along with action behind it or else you would simply cease to be after the acquisition of the light.  The desires must be of a finer quality.

The point to me seems to be to get rid of the base desires that harm the body and slow or regress the soul's progression. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Self Surrender

So how do we surrender ourselves, die to the ego?  Like I said we must realize that there is no ego.  It is all one cosmic process.  The thoughts and desires are not originating inside of us.  It is part of the race consciousness that you and I are intertwined with.  There is no you separate from the Spirit, from the One.  As Vitvan says, it is hard to let go of this.  We just found out that we are evolving beings and we are breaking out of the race psyche.  We are pushing forward into the higher frequency levels and we want to believe that we had some hand in it, that we are special.  Now you are telling me that all of that meant nothing, that I now must give it all back?

If we don't want get stuck in the quagmire of egoism and continue on this path we have been treking then we must die to self.

And how do we do this?

I will quote Vitvan again...

"It is the power of love, for when you really love you die to self"

Frequency Affinity

So I've learned this concept many times from multiple sources and I grasped the knowledge to a point but I see how I truly never had an understanding.  I feel as though now I have an even better understanding of how we function.

I've learned that if you rise to a certain level you cannot be affected by those on a lower level.  If you're on a higher frequency level then those on lower levels do not affect you, you don't even register it.  It's the same concept of why we don't see the higher dimensions, because our neurons I guess do not register the faster moving wavelengths.

Vitvan puts this (and most concepts) in a whole new light.  So think about it like this.  See the world as a bunch of cosmic processes.  Don't see everything as originating with you or as being your thoughts, desires, etc.  See yourself as radio who can turn into different frequencies.  This made me have a eureka type moment.  If you have some type of anger towards someone it means that you picked up that frequency from the cosmic process because you still function on that level/frequency.  If you had eliminated that lower nature you would not pick up these lower frequencies like hate, envy, pride, etc. 

It's all about the value we give to something.  When we're on that higher level we're un-attached and we don't move when someone cries racism or hate.  We don't have any of that inside of us and we also don't lower ourselves to their level and give sympathy.  We can empathize as in understanding what they are going through because we were once on that level, but we won't participate in the pity party because we have evolved past that point and it would be a disservice to everyone to go back to those levels.

Here is a quote from "The Christos" to end on:

"As you know one cannot register a wave or frequency, characterized by a certain quality, unless he has first cultivated and incorporated an affinity for it in his own psychic-nature.  This harks back to that point we stress so much for a beginner in the instruction: this blaming this, that and the other person for what happens to him.  The idea that nothing can happen to you, that you can't even register the frequency, unless a similar quality is in yourself must be accepted as a matter of course, as elementarily axiomatic."

The Two

From "The Secret of Light" by Walter Russell -

"The two are always two and never can become one,
although the desire for oneness is with each during the
entirety of its cycle. It is this desire for oneness which
causes them to interchange. When credits and debits are
balanced by interchange with each other, they cease to
be. They do not become one.
When electrical opposites thus cancel each other out
by interchange of their plus and minus conditions, they
do not neutralize each other, as commonly believed —
they cease to be"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friction

Suffering gives one the chance to climb to a higher level.  We need the friction of dissatisfaction to push us on in our development.  I think its a blessing and we know that when we make the grade there will be that day of rest.  For now if we are still un-individualized then we might as well fight and climb the mountain as opposed to staying in the comfort of the womb.  The path will need to be walked eventually.

Who is the King of Glory? part deux

Below is another selection from Alvin Boyd Kuhn's book, "Who is the King of Glory?"

Hope you enjoy!

In sober earnest we have claimed that the unimaginable cosmic might of the Logos that swings the
galaxies through their orbits came to earth and was a man of flesh! Jesus, the second Person of
the Trinity! That millions have for centuries been made to "believe" such folly is a sickening
realization. This was one item in the catastrophe that was precipitated on half a world for sixteen
centuries as a result of turning myth and drama into alleged "history." A heavy price to pay for
bad scholarship! The pious faith of the ignorant Church Fathers did not save them from
precipitating the Western world into the Dark Ages, the blame for which has been laid at the
door of an innocuous "paganism" of the northern lands of Europe, whose systems of a
profounder esotericism were ruthlessly destroyed by advancing "Christianity" of the literalized
variety.
Perhaps it is now possible to round out the argument as to the comparative psychological
influence of a historical Christ and a dramatized typical Christ figure. Since the indwelling
activity of Christos is the basic indispensable factor in salvation, anything that weakens it must
be held detrimental to critically vital values. The great struggle in the human breast between the
impulses of the natural man and the implanted seed of divine growth is ever so critical, the forces
of "evil" resident in the carnal man so persistently powerful, and the issue of the conflict at all
stages so delicately balanced, that any influence which in the least degree lessens the developing
strength of the inner god, or which detracts from the personal effort to exercise its powers,
dangerously imperils the outcome and the individual’s evolutionary destiny. As the worship of
the historical Jesus does, by the very measure of its sincerity, divert attention from the culture of
the inner spirit, it becomes perilous to that degree. In the end there is no dodging this issue in the
moral field of our life. It is incontestable that the exact amount of psychic energy that we expend
in actualizing our reliance upon a historical savior is so much less available for our task of
developing the inner deity. While the outer savior is receiving our devotion, the inner Christ is
permitted to lie unawakened. Mankind is so constituted psychologically that by so much as it can
lean upon extraneous help it will not exert itself in its own behalf. The purpose of life in the flesh
is to force souls who have come here from the empyrean to exert themselves against pressure,
stress and strain in order to develop their greater potential divinity. It needs to be said in clarion tones for the benefit of overweening piety and uncritical faith, that any influence which in
the least degree diminishes the individual’s conviction of the necessity of reliance upon his own
hidden divinity must inexorably be calamitous for his progress. The image of Jesus the man and
the theological teaching of his power to save us intrude to break the force of the knowledge that
our only savior is within. And never will the mortal man be able to bring the full resultant of his
living experience in the world to bear upon the problem of his evolutionary growth until he
divests himself of all artificial props and stands squarely on his own feet, making his fight alone.
Only when he meets the exigencies of his life here by calling upon the resources of his potential
savior within him will he be fulfilling the conditions requisite to cultivate that savior’s dynamic
possibilities. If in the stress of experience he habitually looks to a hypothetical power outside
himself, he lets the real powers of his own divinity lie fallow.
Much so-called "spiritual science" of current development has worked on the assumption that a
technique adequate for attainment of consummate results in this field involves only subjective
effort. In the wake of the popularization of Hindu mysticism in the West practice has taken the
direction of an inward retirement. Values in consciousness are sought by way of detachment
from sensual experience and contemplation of purely spiritual things. But this movement stands
sorely in need of the reminder that the seed power or sheer potentiality of Godhood in man
requires for its development something more than mere meditation upon divine things. The spirit
might dwell eternally in the world of abstraction if it could follow its own inclination, as a man
might choose to lie comfortably in bed instead of getting up and exerting himself for desirable
ends. But if it did so it would never achieve its evolution. It would never grow. God could have
no children if his spirit did not go forth into an intercourse with matter, the eternal Mother, and
implant the seed of a new birth in her universal womb. For the birthing of his progeny, the gods,
archangels, angels, heroes and men, there is needed the conjunction of spiritual potentiality with
the active energies of what the Greeks called physis, or nature. Clear down the diapason from
God to atom every power of mind or soul has to be linked with its sakti, or physical energy, if it
is to implement its ideal structure for creative purposes. Spirit can not evolve when not in
relation to matter. It lies static, inactive; it is sheer ideal abstraction. To actualize its thought structures, to bring its creative designs to pass, it must
be wedded with matter. It must use the energies loaded in the atom of matter to realize its
entelechy (Aristotle), or final purpose. The whole flow of evolution, therefore, depends upon the
stimuli provided by the contingencies arising in and from the soul’s experiences in material
body. Without matter spirit can have no experience. Not the transcendent but the immanent deity
grows. Says Emerson, "The true doctrine of the Omnipresence is that God exists in all his parts
in every moss and cobweb."
The conditions of experience bring latent spiritual capacity to active expression under the impact
of the strong forces at play in the world of nature. Spirit awakes and exerts itself by virtue of the
necessity of responding to the incidence of blows from the side of matter. Even the dangers
threatening the existence or welfare of its own body, its instrument, on the good state of which
its own unfoldment depends, elicits its unexercised powers.
The concept of world salvation by a personal redeemer not one’s own inner deity is thus
inexpressibly wide of the mark for the basic meaning of religion. If the one and only begotten
Son of God performed the racial redemption, the god within each man would be deprived of the
opportunity for growth which is created only with the dawn of full consciousness of its own
entire responsibility for the consequences of acts. Any influence that depletes the utter reliance
of the outer personality upon the inner deity is an interference with the planned economics of
moral and spiritual evolution. It should have been noted in the study of homiletics that
manifestations of divine help, as if coming from an outside savior assumed to be Jesus--in olden
times the tribal god--generally occur when one has exhausted all known or available helps and is
forced by dire anguish to call upon some spiritual or cosmic agency in last despair. From this it
might be assumed that a degree of inner agony is just the stress needed to arouse sleeping
divinity to active exertion. Thus the exigencies of the outer man in mortal experience prove to be
the agencies of the divinization of the inner man. And the Christ of the age-old ritual dramas was
the type of the divine Self in humanity undergoing the strain, stress and strife requisite to bring to
light the grand epiphany of his solar glory.
What can be said for the psychological influence of the historical
Christ is that the concept has engendered in Western civilization for sixteen centuries a massive
emotionalism and sentimentalism arising from thought of his personal life and sufferings, which,
if it can be shown that the Gospels are not histories but spiritual dramas, that their contents were
in existence thousands of years before his alleged date, must be seen at last as the most
prodigious waste of psychic force, the most devastating hallucination and the most stinging
humiliation of pride in human history.

Live All You Can While You Can

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vitvan - "The Christos"

I've been reading more illuminating material from Vitvan.  I can't do justice to how important these books have been for me.

"The Christos" just provided a different look or angle with which to view evolution.  He talks about the development of tribes and how the member of the tribe does not have the 'ego' sense or I AM I sense just as the child under seven years of age does not have the sense of 'I'.  So I find it interesting to look at how the development of the soul comes along.  Obviously it didn't all start at the mineral level, but that is where I will start.  The mineral has a deep unconscious state and is worked on from without by man.  Man builds bridges and houses and makes airplanes with the elements.  The mineral develops into the plant.  The plant experiences a dreamless state of sleep.  It is worked upon from without by the angels and gets its nourishment from the sun.  Animals have a group spirit that works on them from without.  They have an inherent instinct that drives them that could be called "God" as well.  The animal resembles the tribesman.  The only thing that really sets them apart is the tribesman's use of symbols for communication.  There is still a sort of group spirit that rules the tribe.  They are still One but have yet to become individualized.  Slowly the man of the tribe breaks away and desires to express himself apart from the tribe.  Down the line he will lose that sense of close family and oneness.  He will become part of a community, a town and then a city, a state, a country, etc.  The end being where he sees himself One with the world.  Now the way Vitvan portrayed it that got me to see it differently is how the involutionary and evolutionary cycles work against each other.

Man must become individualized and become his own being separate from the tribe.  All of the old tribes like the Vikings eventually started to mate outside of their own and the mixing of bloods ensued and the closeness to God was lost.  The clairvoyance came from the blood (the seat of the ego) and once the daughters of Gods mixed blood with the sons of man, this faculty was lost (Max Heindel).  This is a natural part of the cycle.  One must lose touch with the Father and become the prodigal son making his journey through matter.  When he begins to re-learn his divine origins it is in his nature to feel proud of himself.  He has begun to conquer the mystery.  This rising up of pride brings him away from the oneness that is inherent to everything.  He must reintegrate with the world tribe while also maintaining his separate self.  So the two poles here are lacking self consciousness while only identifying with the tribe and becoming a complete individual ego but seeing one's self as completely separate from all else.  In the grand scheme of things there is no difference.  The tribesman must "leave father and mother" and the individualized self conscious person must re-integrate with the world.

So what happens is you must fight the external forces and also fight internal forces.  The urge is still there to fit in with "the herd" and be close to everyone else, but on the other side you are becoming your own separate person developing your own intricacies.  It is easy to swing to either side of this equation and find one's self unbalanced.  Vitvan says that he is of the opinion that it is harder to fight the inner demons or elementals.  These are influences that have been building up through many cycles or lifetimes.  We need to gain control of the forces inside and outside of us.

We have a private, inner fight and we have an outer, general fight.  When we can get control of all of the forces in our lives.  When we get control of all of the desires, things that dominate us we developed the Ego consciousness.  We can only develop this state when we have conquered all of these battles with inner nature and outer world.  We have these little battles over and over again.  When we win one of these battles, we gain a little more sense of that I Am I.  It is not all done at once, it is done over many battles. 

Here is a quote:

"You don't develop an ego-sense with any one battle and then feel that you are a conqueror;  it is by little winnings, little battles that you win.  Each accumulation of thse little battles that the ego-sense gets so strong that you can whip anything 'within' or 'without'; you feel that, "I am in control of the forces:; instinctive, impulsive and those compulsive motivating forces within, as well as the dominating forces without."

However, everytime you lose the battles you develop a sense of guilt. 

"If the guilt sense accumulates and becomes stronger than the ego-sense, a reversal in the polarity of your psychic-nature is effected; instead of accentuating the positive side of your psyche, you accentuate the negative.  If you get on the negative side which is called introversion, you become hypersensitive, etc.  The negative side cannot be developed except in accumulated failures in the battle;  this battle may go on just in the secrecy of your own self, and another person may or may not know of the battle that you have alone, within yourself.  But they will all know the results, because the results are going to shine right out, show right forth and become representations in your configurational-self (objective self/physiological organism).  And if those representations are continued over a long enough period in the configurational-self, they become organic disorders or diseases; so you are going to reflect the results of these conflicts".


Failures turn into psychological disorders and then are reflected out as physiological maladies.  The cause produces an equal effect.  Vitvan goes on to say that not only is a guilt feeling generated but also is a fear complex created.  This is a fear of being cut of from the "World Mother" or developing a "mother fixation", which he explains is acted out in being afraid of being alone, always surrounding yourself with others, etc.  The gregarious instinct becomes strong and being cut of from others is dreaded.
So metaphorically one has to grab your sword and go to war.  There is no way out.  Shying away from the battles only heightens one's misery.  One can't go and commit suicide, we've made a contract with life, with this world and suicide would be worse than any punishment on this earth (according to Vitvan the desires are still there but we have no vehicle with which to fulfill them).

All of those pains and struggles, all the tears shed eventually get transmuted into glory and grace.  They are one, the tears bring about the glory of a mission accomplished.  Without one there wouldn't be the other.

And I'll end this with another great quote:

"In this phase of developing the psychic-nature we have to accept the fact that we are faced with a conflict, and all of this sweetness and light, all this goody-goody stuff is out, beacuse Life-facts 'within' and 'without' pose an issue that we have to meet; and fight we must - fail or win.  Of course each of us in the process will have temporary failures.  I estimate that I have failed ten thousand times to every time I won.  But the greatest failure is to not get up and get in the fight again; nothing can beat you unless you lie down and quit.  No matter how many times you are beaten in the struggle, in the conflict, never give up; just gather your strength together and fortify yourself and try it again and after the ten thousandth failure you will make a gain, you will win a battle - and Oh, boy, you feel wonderful - EGO-SENSE: YOU HAE DEVELOPED A FACULTY YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU!  So little by little through many failures and little gains we finally develop the sense of I-am-I, I am independent, I am self-sufficient, I don't have to depend upon anyone, I've got an ego.  You can get cocky about it; you have a right to strut you stuff, and you have a right to throw your weight around - for awhile; now watch, "for awhile" - because IT IS NOT LONG AFTER THIS TERRIFIC STRUGGLE TO BUILD THE EGO THAT A NEW FORCE COMES IN - THE CHRISTOS FORCE, THE BIRTH OF THE CHRISTOS TAKES PLACE BY GRACE; it is a new field, higher than any field you have ever contacted before.  You have contacted a new field by virtue of winning your ego-sense; you are now independent, for you by winning that battle you also contacted a higher sphere, differentiated field, or higher frequency, which was absolutely impossible for you to contact before you had an ego-state with which to contact it.  But the moment you contact the higher level, that higher force, there comes a dynamic influence that is greater than any dynamic influence that you have ever experienced before.  It is so much greater than the vital-dynamism of the configurational-self, it is so much greater in its potentiality, its power, the feel of it and the sense of it, than the psycho-dynamism by which the psychic-nature was evolved and developed, and which finally won the fight by developing an ego."

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Walter Russell - Quote of the Night

From "Atomic Suicide" -


"The geniuses of the world are those who have learned to talk with God by transcending their senses and becoming Mind-Beings.  In this still very early stage of unfolding of the man idea he is very conspicuously body-conscious and but faintly Mind-conscious.  God's intent for man is that he should manifest Mind-not body.  The signs of the times tell us, that more and more Mind-conscious humans are coming into their fruition stage, but mass-man is still body-and-sensation-conscious.  That is why such chaos is spreading over the face of the eart.  Culture is dying because sensation shuns culture.  A Wagner or Mozart is worth billions, and should be nourished.  The Wagners and Mozarts of today can be found trying to survive by playing in night clubs, or selling vacuum cleaners.  We have no pennies to spare for the arts of peace while so many billions of dollars must be spent upon the arts of war, and in extolling those who kill.  Man has chosen to upset his own balance by seemingly violating the inviolate.  In the battle of civilization for body-supremacy over Mind, it may well be that the moral, mental and spiritual decline of the last fifty years will continue into another degrading Dark Age.  Time is naught, however, in Nature, and man will again arise through the efforts of the few among the many who are now becoming more and more Mind-conscious."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Walter Russell - Thought of the Moment

From "Atomic Suicide" -

"You must, also, know that every action in human life, or throughout Nature, is an attempt (or even an experiment) in manifesting the law.  Such an attempt may be well out of balance and result in discomfort or catastrophy for man or Nature.  The reaction, however, is a fulfillment of the law.  The reaction restores balance always.  The free will of man to create chaos, or of Nature to create a cyclone, are equal, but his free will, or Nautre's, are limited to the action.  The reactions belong to the zero universe of eternal, unchangeable expansion.  Unbalanced actions of teh transient can in now way affect the eternal, for the eternal is forever omnipresent within the transient.  Creation is, therefore, but a multiplicity of compressed pairs of moving units within an omnipresent expansion, which are forever maintaining a great effort to continue their compressed conditions.  The moment they cease to maintain the two levels thus required of them to live, they find rest in the one from which they seemingly divided themselves into two to manifest the one.  Compression multiplies energy expansion.  Expansion takes care of itself, for maximum expansion is CAUSE.  No energy is needed for matter to die.  It is needed only to live.

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So in essence you have your half of creation to do whatever you want with.  You have the free will to break the law or you can abide by it.  Obviously finding exact balance is something that takes experimentation.  The more you fail or break the law the closer you will come to balance, if you are consciously participating in your half of creation.  All you have to do is do your part and let God bring about the effect of your cause.  Put in your work and detach and watch your desires manifest.  Once you have attained balance there would be no distinguishing your half from God's half.  You would be doing God's work.  Cause and effect are the same thing.  You cannot distinguish one from the other if there were no rifts in the cycle.  God's cause is your effect, your effect is God's cause.  When you start working on God's level doing his will there is no separation.  "I and my Father are One."  After all of your experimenting using your personal will you have developed enough knowledge to let go and let God do His work.  Thy will be done, not mine.  This is why you can't say creation began, because it can't end.  There are no poles.  They are only a construct of this illusionary world.  They validate God's law.  The two are truely one.  Only God exists, only the eternal now exists.  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who Is the King of Glory?

Below is a selection of text from Alvin Boyd Kuhn's book, "Who is the King of Glory", which I found at http://www.themasonictrowel.com/ebooks/christianity/Boyd_Kuhn_-_Who_is_this_King_of_Glory.pdf

With transcendent
genius the Sages formulated the systems of myths, allegories, fables, parables, numerological
structures and astrological pictographs such as the zodiac and the planispheres or uranographs to
supplement the central ceremonial drama. The whole structure was, however, fabricated with
such esoteric subtlety that, the keys once lost, the system has defied the best of medieval and
modern acumen to recapture its cryptic import. The divinity in man being a portion of the
ineffable glory of the sun, and necessarily therefore typified by it, the great scenic portrayal was built upon the
solar allegory, and the successive phases of man’s divinization were enacted around the solar
year in accordance with the significance of the orb’s monthly and seasonal positions. Ancient
religion was for this reason called solar religion or "sun-worship." Temples were built to the sun
and hymns to the sun written to extol its splendor as typical of man’s inner splendor. The
meaning of the drama thus interwoven at every turn with the movements of the great natural
analogue and type of our divinity, every detail of the ritual would receive an enormous
enhancement of impressiveness and meaning for celebrants, who would be subjected in this way
to the greatly magnified psychic power that was generated by the co-ordination of their highest
spiritual conceptions with the redoubtable truth of nature. Ancient sapiency linked spiritual law
and natural law together in a kinship and correspondence that endowed the former with all the
impregnable certitude of the latter. This link between the two aspects of truth was broken about
the third century, and religion has ever since been crippled by want of a reinforcement so
naturally strong. The modern religious consciousness has to make shift as best it can in almost
total privation of the vital sources of assurance and stability which flowed into the mind from the
correlation of its spiritual tenets with natural truth. Every theological presentment must
necessarily fall upon mental comprehension with a manifold strength if it is immediately seen to
be corroborated by the open facts of nature. Mystical experience will be vastly certified to
intelligence if it can be illuminated by the glow of meaning emanating from natural symbols. A
graphic representation of hidden meaning is always far more effective to stamp the mind with
living images than language of itself can accomplish. Hence the resort to drama in the first place,
and next to a drama that was based on and interwoven with the most obvious of all natural
phenomena--the rise and setting of the sun in the daily round and the larger counterpart of the
same routine in the seasonal cycle. These two daily and annual operations, the alternate victory
and defeat of the sun, typify of course the very gist of the whole human drama, the soul’s descent
into its "death" in mortal body and its recurrent resurrection therefrom. This is the core of the
central theme in all religious scripture. The daily sinking of the sun at eve in earth or ocean, and
its rising again in the east at dawn, or its yearly descent
to the south in the autumn and its succeeding return northward in the spring, all prefigure the
descent of the soul, a unit of God’s own conscious mind, into incarnation in its "night" or
"winter" of "death" and its subsequent resurrection from the tomb of the body. The fact that
ancient insight allied tomb and body in one meaning is astonishingly indicated by the identity of
the Greek words, soma, body and sema, tomb.
In this ceremonial drama the central figure was the sun-god, or Son of God, the Christos,
Messiah. He was likewise the Avatar, the Bodhisattva, the World-Savior. A generic term for him
was The Coming One, or "The Comer" in Egypt. And never until the decadent epoch that fell
like a pall upon early Christianity in the third century was the Messianic Messenger ever thought
of as "coming" in the sense of being born as a person in the world. This is a fact of momentous
significance. The many world saviors antecedent to Jesus were types and not persons born in
history. They were typical characters portraying that spirit of divine charity which should
transform and transfigure human life from the rapacity of the beast to the graciousness of
unselfish love. Its "coming" would be its gradual growth and its mounting sweep in the hearts
and minds of humanity as a whole. It would not be "born" until it came to overt expression in the
active lives of mortals. Its taking root and gradually expanding in world consciousness was
likened unto the planting and flourishing of the tiny mustard seed in the Gospel parable. No
Christos can possibly "come" into the world except it arrive on the waves of charitable impulse
that well up in individual and mass motivation. No Christ can bring godliness in his single
person. No Messiah can impart it to men in the mass by any other method than the transforming
of all hearts through the throb of Christly compassion and the exaltation of all minds into the
likeness of the Christly intelligence.
Treated cursorily already, the argument that for full inspirational suggestiveness humans must
have their faith fortified by the assurance that one man at least actually did attain to Christhood
and manifest the ideal of perfection, must receive somewhat fuller scrutiny. Its force was already
weakened by the consideration that the one character in history alleged to have furnished mortals
this assurance was not a man of our own evolution, and had not attained his divinity over the
same pathway that we must tread, but was an immaculate emissary from
inaccessible heavens, a guest from remote empyreans. It must be accentuated that this situation
introduces into the picture the negative depressing influence of man’s realization of his own
hopeless inferiority, the impossibility of his stepping up beside the Christ. In striking contrast to
this the method adopted by the Sages obviated any such disastrous negativism. It carried with it
the invincible certainty of attainment for every man. There was never a question of achievement,
but only of effort, method and perseverance. The very manner of the presentation of the ideal
figure carried the presupposition of final victory to the aspirant. The type was exhibited on no
other grounds than that it was the picture of what could be achieved by all. Obviously there could
be no sense or reason in holding before all men in all religions the type of what they could not
attain. Attainment was an inevitable implication of the representation from the outset. One man’s
superb attainment could only add evidence to what was already known. But the proclamation
that only one man had ever reached the goal would have thrown dismay into minds long assured
of the high destiny of all. Heraclitus’ discerning observation that "man’s genius is a deity" had
placed a god in potentiality deep within the heart of every life, and the envisaged prospect of
divinization was simply a long growth of latent into active powers and faculties, a process that
could be in no wise affected by the birth of any exceptional personage. That the eventual
deification of all humanity should be considered to depend upon such a birth would have been
received in ancient times with bewilderment and total incomprehension. When the true nature
and terms of the problem of human spiritual advancement were succinctly understood, there was
no way in which the Bethlehem event on the historical plane could be given a place of crucial
importance in the universal task.
It will be seen that the entire argument for the historicity on the grounds of its superior
psychological influence collapses finally under the force of the admission, which must be made
by all parties, that even if Jesus of Nazareth lived and is the Vicar of God on earth, every man
must work out his own salvation on exactly the same terms as though he had not existed! Since
Jesus can not come to any man and take his evolutionary problem off his shoulders and effect his
salvation for him, the only psychological value left to the fact of the historicity is reduced to the
mere force of a sort of hero-worship. The Jesus life and character, his sufferings and virtues, can stimulate devotion and desire to emulate.
His lofty moral preachment sets a norm for ideal human attainment. The very contemplation of
his pure life and radiant divinity inspires an answering nobility in millions of lives.
The power of a noble example, the more especially one enhanced in beauty by centuries of pious
glorification, is not questioned. But the same beauty and indeed the same lofty spiritual
preachment was afforded imitative devotion in the case of the sun-god figure. In the end the sublime figure of the type character was there purely for inspirational incentive, standing free
from any suggestion of vicarious salvation for the adorer. It moved to noble effort, but in not the
least hint did it delude the worshipper with the fatuous notion that any power save his own
consecrated struggle could win his salvation for him. The greater the claimed psychological
power of the historical Jesus over the devotee, the greater the tragedy of delusion thus wrought
upon millions, since this stimulating influence has never been detached from the concomitant
imputations of vicariousness inseparably linked with it in Christian theology. Thus the greater
part of the alleged beneficent force of the living example in the end evaporates into pure delusion
not unattended with disastrous consequences.A few sentences in the preceding chapter alluded to a situation brought to light by the study of
Comparative Religion and Mythology which adds further vast weight to the probability that the
whole enormous body of psychological prestige exerted by the belief in the historical Jesus is
grounded on a chimera and not on a fact. The events in the alleged life of Jesus are pushed closer
and closer to the point of myth by the astounding fact that, as the ever-clearer implications of
these studies show, they are seen to match with nearly perfect fidelity the similar cycles of purely
allegorical "events" in the dramatic and mythic representations of some sixteen or more--indeed
probably fifty or more--earlier type figures recorded in ancient sacred Bibles of the nations. It is
certainly to be regarded as more than passing strange that when the only-begotten Son of God
did descend to earth to implant the genius of the one true religion to save mankind, his life only
copied or matched in great detail the dramatized typal characters or sun-gods of antecedent
religions. And the earlier figures whose careers he repeated were definitely non-historical or at
best legendarily semi-historical, such as Zoroaster, Orpheus and Hermes. The Christians of the third and fourth
centuries were plagued to distraction by the recurrent appearance of evidence that revealed the
disconcerting identity of the Gospel narrative in many places with incidents in the "lives" of
Horus, Izdubar, Mithra, Sabazius, Adonis, Witoba, Hercules, Marduk, Krishna, Buddha and
other divine messengers to early nations. They answered the challenge of this situation with the
desperate allegation that the similarity was the work of the devil! The findings of comparative
religion and mythology constitute at this epoch a far more deadly challenge than they did in the
third century, for there is the massive body of the Egyptian religious literature to increase the
mountain of identities between Christian and antecedent pagan gospels and there is less of
Christian hypnotism to overcome now than at the earlier date. In more formidable form than ever
before the Christian proponents must face the open implications of the query that springs to mind
out of these comparative religion discoveries, why, if the model life had already been proclaimed
by numerous Avatars before Jesus and he therefore had nothing new to add, the need or occasion
for his passionate sacrifice at all? The model he displayed had already been on view in nearly
every ancient nation for centuries! So far from being the climax and grand consummation of a
series of ever fuller revelations, his advent was rather an anti-climax. The enlightened and
emancipated study of comparative religion, vitally reinforced by the discovery of the Rosetta
Stone, bids fair to become a veritable Nemesis to the exorbitant claims of Christianity. It was
these momentous disclosures of identity in the material of Christian and pagan literature that
gave impetus to the present undertaking, provided the data for proof and lent overwhelming
warrant to all the major conclusions to be reached. And it is this body of evidence that sweeps in
with crushing force to devastate every one of the arguments from psychology that have been
considered. In its totality it constitutes a bulwark of strength on the side of the non-historicity
that must be rated virtually inexpugnable.
It can now be stated with little chance of refutation that the Gospel "life" of Jesus had been
written, in substance, for five thousand years before he came. The record is in Egypt. An
Egyptian Jesus--Horus--had raised an Egyptian Lazarus from the dead at an Egyptian Bethany,
with an Egyptian Mary and Martha present, in the scripts of that an-
cient land that were extant at least five thousand years B.C. And a carving in relief, depicting
scenes of angels announcing from the skies to shepherds in the fields a deific advent, of an angel,
Gabriel, foretelling to a virgin that she should be the mother of the Christos, of the nativity in the
cave, and of three sages kneeling in adoration before the infant deity, had been on the walls of
the temple of Luxor at least seventeen hundred years B.C. The Virgin Mother had held the divine
child in her arms in zodiacs on temple ceilings for millennia before the Galilean babe saw the
light. What indeed becomes of the grandiose message he brought and the shining light of deific
perfection that he flashed on the world, if both were already here long before he came?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Life Gets In the Way

Man is the question and the answer to the problem.  This world is but a reflection of our inner self, our state of consciousness.  Everyone of us vibrates on our own unique frequency with our own special place in the unfoldment of the Spirit.  We create our problems and downfall and we must work our way back up to the throne through a process of atonement with the Spirit, the All in All.

It's easy to solely get caught up in seeking enlightenment.  You tell yourself that you are inherently spirit, you are not the form, only the essence.  You wish to leave this world and take up back your place on the throne in heaven.  Is there any difference in this way of life and the way of the dogmatic, Christian deist?  You get comfortable in your new found knowledge and awakening and crystalize these patterns just as you did your old materialistic ones.

It is hard to be like the free flowing Spirit, the winding river which goes on and on and on, never becoming stagnant or stopping for a rest.  We are all searching for an end.  It is easiest to tell ourselves that man as he is is the end and that there is nothing else so might as well eat, drink and be merry.

But what happens when man admits that he is shell of his potential self?  He must admit to himself that he has been wrong all along.  He must become vulnerable.  He must open himself up to pain and suffering because he now seeks to know something bigger than himself.  He must right the wrongs of his past doing.  For finding the path he does not now simply claim a golden ticket a waltz into heaven.  No, there is much work to be done.

This work is to be done here on earth.  The goal is not escape and run off to heaven, ride along the yellow brick road following the sunsest down into the abyss.  Man must work without the sound of hammer, building himself into a greater and greater being.  He must bring the Sprit down into this level.  He must transcend this layer so that one could not tell the difference between here and heaven.  There is but one.  He must make the Word flesh.

So stop running away.  We know that if we run from our fears and repressions that they eventually will catch up to us.  We know that if we stand there in the face of the storm with courage and strength that the bad dragon will soon topple over in like a puppy dog.

We must remember the dragon is simply part of our lower nature.  When controlled or made conscious it becomes a great asset for us.  Horus must become whole once again in his father Osirus, he must pick up the pieces and mend the lower and higher natures as was in heaven before the fall.

The veil must be lifted.  We have created an illusion, a blanket that covers our eyes to the truth.  If we want to remain asleep we can continue to play our games and follow our own selfish will.  Or we can commence the great work within our being and slowly lift the veil.

This world is not physical, we are not things or objects.  Everything is there own individualized energy system working within a larger energy system.  All that we see is a mental projection.  Our fallen nature has produced faulty senses that are not adept enough to register but the slowest, densest frequencies.  Because of our lack of perceptive vision we are forced to label everything as objects.  If we could only evolve our faculties, unleash the latent potential within we could the world for what it truely is.

If you read the works of the enlightened masters, the adepts, the high level initiates, the initiators you will see that there are people well more advanced along the path than you.  That you are still battling your lower nature and working out karma where they have already become immortals, they are one with their Father.

Once one finds this position it seems that he can start to begin moving farther along and up.  We are able to stop going up and having great highs and then crashing down and having the low lows erasing all or much of the progress we had accomplished. 

What is one of the biggest hurdles if not the biggest?  We seek to tell people about the great truths you have come across.  We seek to set people straight and put them in their place when they make ingnorant statements or maybe they are very egotisical while being clueless about the true nature of the world.  What we miss is that we ourselves when putting these people in their place are becoming unconsciously egotistical.  And whatever one is unconscious of controls that given one.  Then one is back where he started and the new found knowledge does him no good.  We must not forget that not a year ago you were in your ignorant peer's position.

What does this equate to?  Our seeking is selfish.  We seek to hold ourselves in high esteem, we seek the comfort of money and success.  Where if we know the inherent truths behind it all, there is but One, we would crawl into a hole.  Our goal should not be to find comfort and rest, we can do so when we sleep.  We should seek to lift our fellow souls higher than they currently are.  So a big part of this is knowing your place in the scheme of evolution and thus then knowing where everyone else stands.  If we don't have this base then we should stop worrying about others and focus on bending ourselves.

Many of us are selfish, more than we know and want to admit.  This is what keeps us from the hallowed heights that few have reached.  We must raise our vibrational frequencies to that of the Father.  Our Father selflessly gave His life for us and now we must mirror his gift.  For every giving, there must be an equal re-giving.