“There are few, even among truly enlightened men, who are able to conceive My true nature, and these know that I am even above unchangeability in manifestation. I can think of Myself as some other, and forthwith, that other comes into being. There are those among men who declare all life, all My creation to be an illusion of the senses, a dream without sustenance. Hey are in error, for all that is real and all that exists was ever latent, awaiting the awakening kiss. Because men cannot know reality as it actually is, but only as they can conceive it to be with their deceptive sense, does not make it any less real. If all men were blind, the stars would still exist.” ~The Kolbrin Bible GLN:15:16
Many spiritual schools and spiritual teachers have said that the world of matter is a world of falsehood, a world of illusion, but that doesn’t mean that matter doesn’t exist. It means that since matter is temporary and changeable, it it not the reality of the thing. What is real is the spirit hidden behind the material illusion. Matter may have been created by the fallen angels, but they did not truly “create” it, they simply transformed spirit created by God, distorted it, slowed it down, and it became matter.
Another problem mentioned in the above quote is that man tends to see things in accord with his understanding and his beliefs. If, for example, fairies were real, people who didn’t believe in them wouldn’t see them. They would either see something other than the fairy, or they would see nothing at all where the fairy is. This is why skeptics, materialists, and atheists never see any evidence of anything spiritual. It isn’t because it doesn’t exist, but because their mental filters block it.
While mental filters can be useful in helping us function in a complex and constantly moving and changing world, they can also be a hindrance. They prevent us from seeing things as they really are and block us from seeing others at all. That is why one of the first things any good spiritual school or teacher will teach is to open up the mind to all possibilities. A closed mind is the most common reason why a person fails to learn new things, especially spiritual things.
Another important line in the quote is that God can make himself appear as he chooses: a child, a man, an old man, a woman, etc. That doesn’t mean that any of those images is the real image of God, or that any of them are false. They are simply masks of a sort and should not be taken as the true appearance or the true nature of God.