Friday, 26 December 2014

ANARCHY—The Absence of Equilibrium

When riots sweep the streets of New York, Los Angeles some other large US cites, or even the streets of London, UK, we can assign them to unfortunate consequences of imperialistic policies. But when disgruntled masses rampage through the serene avenues of Zurich, Switzerland, throwing Molotov cocktails at police-cars and shop-fronts, it is time to take the problem of anarchists seriously
Imagine, streets of a nation known for its pacifistic, almost phlegmatic attitudes towards pugilistic tendencies of other nations, filled with acrid smoke of masses venting their spleen.

Regrettably we, all of us, are responsible for driving the youth to take desperate measures. It is not that they wish to destroy other people’s goods, but rather, it seems, that they want to restore balance.
“If we have little or nothing” they seem to ask, “why should others have millions, not to mention billions? It doesn’t seem fair.”
It isn’t.
The factors that contribute to the onset of anarchy are patently obvious. When great many have very little and very-few have a great deal, the foundations are laid for the collapse of the system that created the system. All empires fell for this reason alone. The balance was upset. Some call it corruption, greed, or decadence, but in essence it is the pernicious amnesia that sweeps humanity. We forgot that as humanity—we are all One; that humanity is not a disjointed agglomeration of selfish individuals, but a diversity of talents best suited to the discovery and manifestation of higher aims, higher aspirations. As a boy, I belonged to a church that espoused patron saints. My patron is Stanislaus Kostka. His motto was “Ad majora natus sum.”
While I’ve long given up the regiments of organized religion, St. Stanislas Kostka’s dictum remained with me.
“I am born for greater things.”
Not greater in worldly possessions. Not in becoming richer or more famous than my neighbours. Greater Things refer to non-material wealth that has been swept under the carpet of the global amnesia. It refers to the intangible, indestructible, immortal aspects of our nature. Yours and mine. We all have the potential for becoming immortal. All of us.
The time for change is NOW.

These sentiments prompted me to write the Aquarius Trilogy. Book One, “Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality”, examines the world as it is, wherein physical wealth rules supreme. In Book Two, the “Pluto Effect”, changes begin to take place, which are designed to cleanse our consciousness, to cleanse the erroneous concepts, which over the ages conditioned our view of reality. Finally, in Book Three, “Olympus—of God and Men”, I describe the means by which we can recapture our divine heritage—means by which we can reaffirm our immortality.
“Read the books carefully,” my friend said, “they are only novels, but they might save your life.”
I strongly suspect that my friend wasn’t talking about the stranger’s life here and now.
You be the judge.  

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Final Destination

By now most of us accept that while our stay on this ball of dust is temporary, our journey extends into infinity. As, according to our learned physicists, our physical bodies consist almost entirely of empty space (which might or might not be filled with potential “bubble of energy”), when we do finally vacate our bodies, we do not leave much behind. At best, some tiny fragments of dust.
So what does continue into the ever after?
Those who are religiously inclined call it spirit. Yet, they fail to tell us what ‘spirit’ is. Ancient Greek word pneuma meaning ‘breath’ is translated in King James Bible as ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’. This gets us no further to discover what spirit is. More research into works of great scholars state that spirit symbolizes the: “indestructible substance of the manifested universe, the Essence of Life”. This would help except for the terms “evil spirit” and the absence of any explanation what does the un-manifested, that is to say, the non-physical universe consist of. And after all, the non-physical universe is where, sooner or later, we all end up.
Problems start when we try to define the indefinable. As Baruch Spinoza so aptly put, to define god is to deny god, by setting limitations on His/Her/Its nature. Or lack of it?

This must have been the sort of problem which Yeshûa faced when he run away from the strict upbringing of the Essenes. He, even as we today, did not accept the facile teaching. He must have learned a lot from his elders, but obviously left wanting. Perhaps that is why Luke in his memoir (2:52) remarks that:
 “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
So he wasn’t born perfect?
The Christians won’t like that.
Observing the world, Yeshûa began to suspect that the Essenes, as the rest of Jews, (even as the Christians of today), have drifted a long way from the teaching of old Hebrew prophets, even from Moses himself.
He decided to rectify the situation.
Thus, at the age of 12, Yeshûa embarked on a long, long journey, in search of lost truth. He travelled far and wide, refusing to give up. The truth was important to him. This was how “he increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man”.
Alas, the priesthood did not like the idea that those who rediscover and obey the Universal Laws, are all “children of the Most High”. Blasphemy, they said…

Below, I offer my version of how Yeshûa’s long journey might have looked. It is a ‘fantasy’ based, in part, on statements of the late American mystic Edgar Cayce. The writing of Gnostic scholars inspired the metaphysical aspects of the journey. The rest is just me. As Xmas is at hand, for a little while an email to me (below) will get you a coupon for a free download of Yeshûa on Smashwords. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Evolution or Unfolding - The Eternal Journey

We often confuse the true reality and the illusory world in which we experience our becoming. That which is real cannot be destroyed by some two-bit general pressing the wrong button in Pentagon or Kremlin. That which is real is indestructible and eternal. Like I AM. Like the essence of you and me.
Hence, the evolution of individualized consciousness to which we often refer as ‘soul’. Even the word soul is often misunderstood. In the biblical scriptures the word is used to describe both, the subconscious (nephesh or “animal soul”), and the indomitable, eternal, unchangeable, individualized consciousness that cannot be set apart from its Source. The latter is also referred to as spirit, which has its being outside the confines of time or space. It is also referred to as the I AM.

One might well ask, what could possibly be the purpose of evolution that is both, infinite and eternal, and thus indestructible. Our incipient individualized consciousness needs. a tangible mechanism (a physical body) through which to experience the mode of becoming. It starts with a very limited vision. It is hardly aware of anything outside its own l, amoebic universe. Then, we expand our vision.
Gradually, we learn, that in the mode of becoming, only that is real which can be experienced through at least one of our senses. While in the potential form everything is perfect, when experienced only in part, it leaves the “soul” wanting. Hence evolution. A gradual unfolding of the infinite potential within us.
Physical evolution seems to expand along the lines of exponential diversity. Hence, it would be logical to assume that in the infinity of time there would be an infinite number of (illusory) creations. The purpose of consciousness is to experience al of them simultaneously, from infinite number of points of view.

As all that is experienced is stored in our subconscious, the consequences of such evolution would be to create an infinite number of universes, each contained within, but not limited by, the experiences stored in our memories. I note that scientists-cosmologists-theoretical-physicists are playing with similar theories—thoughts dressed in their “scientific” jargon. Although they would never admit it, my proposal fits in quite well with their hypothetical string and multiverse theory. The difference is that scientists need to have a beginning and end to everything. They are quite incapable of dealing with infinity, which for them remains ever-theoretical. For me infinity is a playground for my soul, for my individualized consciousness, to explore.
There are neither boundaries nor limits to infinity.

Perhaps our next evolutionary step will come from other intelligent beings, from other parts of our or neighbouring galaxy. One possibility and dangers attendant to such a step are suggested in my novel, The “Gift of Gamman”. You might not agree with it, but you’ll probably admit that salvation may come from most unexpected quarters. 

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Artificial Duality - The Mirror

I often wondered why so many of us seem so preoccupied with the future, the distant future, the time after we depart from this valley of shadows. John, in the apocryphal Acts made an interesting statement. He wrote:

A lamp am I to you that perceive me
A mirror am I to you that know me

I had been baffled for many years at this seemingly esoteric statement, until I remembered that all the scriptures, particularly of Gnostic origin, are written from the non-physical, non-material the point of view. In other words, it is not a man (or woman) who is addressing us with those words, but the entity that makes use of our physical/material body for a very short duration.
While John’s words are intended for the reflexive consciousness of the body, they serve as reassurance for our true self. In essence, I AM and our human consciousness is one and the same. Once we gain the awareness of this fact, our physical body serves as a mirror for I AM to see the fruit of Its labours.

This might sound like a complex metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, but what John is saying is that duality of body and spirit, is entirely the product of our mind.
It is completely artificial.
While the mirror has great value, not one of us would confuse the reflection with the “real thing”.
I AM has created a physical body, and continues to rejuvenate and rebuild it on a daily basis. The physical body with which we identify is little more that a mirror of the entity within us. The entity ‘within’ us is, of course, our true self. It is the I AM.
There is no ‘spirit’ floating around us, masquerading as a second-rate Hollywood movie ghost. Our bodies are representations of the totality of our consciousness. We must remember, however, that our ‘body’ consists of four components. We are physical, emotional, mental and pure consciousness (spirit if you like) entities, all expressed through the medium of our human form.

Attempting to decipher the wisdom of the past is becoming progressively more difficult. We are likely to come a step closer to the truth once we accept that we are regressing from entities of pure consciousness towards materiality. Day by day our scientists are telling us that we are little more than empty space, which our physical bodies, including our brains, mostly are. Yet, they say, this empty space is capable of generating ideas, thoughts and emotions.
This may be true of the scientists themselves, but as for myself I am an entity manifesting through four attributes, without which I could not claim to be human.

Practical implications of this thesis are illustrated in my novel “NOW—Being and Becoming”. It is a love story that transcends physical reality. The concept is not as far-fetched as you might imagine, it only proves that YOU and I are immortal. 

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Mysteries Unraveled

Symbolic shrouds continue to protect the Bible, Koran, Mahabharata, and virtually all ancient scriptures I studied. While there are archetypes common to all of the scriptures, each culture placed specific demands on the reader. Hence it is likely that most people in the West are more familiar with the Bible than with other scriptures.
Nevertheless, what amazes me is that, to my knowledge, not a single organized religion took to trouble to explain this fact, let alone the meaning of the symbols, to their faithful. Perhaps the learned doctors of theology were and still are ignorant of the symbolic meaning themselves. After all, none are so blind as those who have eyes yet cannot see. That’s right. Not those who cannot see objects but those who cannot see the meaning conveyed by the inspired mystics.
The problem, of course, was and is organized religion—as is organized science, for that matter. Great many learned scientists are equally as ignorant of scriptural symbolic meanings as the vast majority of priests and preachers. Yet abject ignorance never stopped the ‘scientists’ nor the ‘theologians’ from giving us the benefit of their ignorance.
I suppose there is no money in telling people the truth. The faithful would soon take off, on their own, and there would be no one to support the clergy.
Sometime ago I’d published a book entitled DELUSIONS—Pragmatic Realism, in which I compared the abysmal ignorance of fundamentalists in both sacerdotal and scientific fraternity. Surely, now that quantum mechanics is an accepted branch of science, both parties ought to consider espousing probabilities in lieu of absolutism.
Yet, both prefer to insist that they are right. ‘Absolutely’ became a favourite word even for the ‘masses’.

I offer an alternative.
You might know that, to this day, more than 3300 Hebrew and/or Ancient Greek words in the Bible remain not translated into English. While the experts in ancient languages seldom agree in the precise meaning of words, I made as many variations as I could find available to you, to make sure that YOU and you alone will choose those words which your inner voice, your intuition, will guide you to choose. Only then you will discern the true meaning of scriptures as they apply to YOU.
 Those who are evolved enough to stand on their own feet can try to make use of my Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. While, as mentioned above, all scriptures have been written in a symbolic idiom, the Bible is most familiar document to people in our part of the world. Thus, with luck and perseverance, you might find out what the evangelists and the prophets really had in mind. The book will give you the necessary knowledge to decipher the ancient writings on your own.
Believe me, you will be enormously surprised.
Good luck. 

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Monday, 1 December 2014

A Vicious Circle

 Every time a coalition for power is formed, it is a sign that the time of drastic change is near. One of the principle characteristics of our dualistic reality is that when wielding power overtakes other considerations the days of those in power are nearing the end of their course. It is time for, what Wall Street plutocrats call, a correction. I call it a return to sanity.
There, however, lies the paradox.
According to the prophets of old, to advance on the evolutionary scale, we must become as gods. Gods, by definition yield virtually unlimited power — and unlimited power, as we all know, corrupts absolutely. Without recourse. Hence, a new beginning must take place. Thus, round and round we go. In the East, the ancients call it the Wheel of Awagawan.
A vicious circle.
Luckily, since consciousness originates from a Single Source, the characteristics of dualistic reality are completely artificial. It is not real. It consists of imaginary objects both, those that we call living (subject to rapid change) and those relatively inert, yet on closer analysis all of them consist of virtually empty space. That’s pure science. Quantum mechanics—if you like. It is knowledge as advanced as the human species’ ability to comprehend the physical Universe.
All else is Maya. Illusion.
To repeat—mostly empty space.

Yet power is NOT evil. Nor is a scalpel, which can both: save and take lives. It has been said that LOVE is the most powerful force in the Universe.
Yet… Power is the opposite of Love.
Used well, Love can restore balance in the Universe. It can restore its course to the middle path. Love is ennobling, redeeming and saving. While Power, as various religions or political factions, tends to set people apart, Love, like faith, draws us together. As we approach the condition of balance, “the straight and narrow path”, we become aware of Oneness, which draws us to a single state of mind. Single yet infinite in its diversity. We can claim to wield real power only when we can assure that each individual unit of that diversity is free to pursue its individuality.
It is a difficult task.
It seems that only eternity can assure our eventual success. Hence, we must assume or adopt traits necessary and indispensible to reach this ultimate goal. Others, those not as yet awake, will continue to wield earthly power, which is destined for unavoidable failure. All empires always collapsed and they always will. They are contrary to the force that holds this Universe together. “Earthly” power stands in direct opposition to that which makes us immortal.

This fact has been known for at least two millennia.  Yeshûa revealed this secret to Thomas, an ancient disciple, who recorded it in a Gnostic gospel. To protect its purity, it is veiled in esoteric symbolism. I attempted to lift the rim of the veil for all who are interested in being immortal. Good luck!


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