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Transition Time Between Descent and Ascent

“A new epoch is now coming for humankind in which the Intelligent World will show people the way that they can return to their primordial Life and come to stand on good, solid ground. At present, most people live amid life’s illusions.

“During the involutionary process—that is, during the process of descending into the material world—materialized souls descended through great resistance into the densest matter of the Earth. In the process of descending, considerable energy is generated. …

“Although the Teaching of Love—that is to say, the path of ascent or evolution—has been taught to people, they still walk on the most difficult path.

“The Divas, the Angels, move along the easiest path: the path of the least resistance. That is to say, the Angels move along the path of love. …

“At present, we are in the transient time between involution and evolution. Because descent is followed by ascent, at the border between the two epochs—that is, his transient period—the greatest resistance, the greatest suffering, exists. That is why there are so many delays and obstacles at present Nevertheless, once the evolutionary process begins, the forces will be directed upward.” ~Beinsa Douno

Transition Time

What Douno calls the transient time, I prefer to call the transition time. Transient generally means something that is constantly moving or exists temporarily. While this transition time is temporary, like any other time period, I don’t think we can say it is constantly moving or changing. At least I don’t think we can say that people are constantly moving. I think in the transition time, we have come to a standstill and must now choose our direction. We can continue to fall further into matter, or turn around and return to the realms of spirit.

The Descent

Douno says that during the process of descending into matter, we descended with great resistance. That is probably true. No one jumps into a bottomless pit voluntarily. And when we are falling into that pit, we naturally struggle to stop and escape. But that is only true if we realize that we are falling into a pit. If we didn’t recognize matter for the land of death and suffering that it is, we might have thought it would be a fun place to visit.

Some believe God sent us here to learn. While that makes sense to the logical mind, I don’t agree. What parent would throw their child into a fire so it could learn what it was like to burn? Learning from the land of death and error is not learning at all. It should instead be totally avoided.

Douno also says that man descended “ into the densest matter of the Earth”. That is not entirely true. While a few may have done that, most of us have not. That is fortunate because once you descend all the way down to the densest form of matter, there is no turning around. Yet it is true that since his first descent into matter, man has continued in the same direction, becoming denser and denser. That is why we are now at the transition time. We can descend no lower without losing the ability to turn around. It is now or never.

Path of Ascent

The path of ascent has never been closed to us. It has always remained open. Yet few have bothered to turn around and take that path. There are many reasons for that. Basic science will tell you that if you are driving a car, going faster, slowing down, or continuing at the same speed is much easier than turning around and heading in the other direction. In most cases, you will have to slow down almost to a stop before you can turn around. That basic law applies here as well. Another reason is that many of us are unaware that we are continuing to descend into matter and will be little more than a rock if we continue. They don’t believe in spiritual realms and therefore see no need to turn around.

But some people are doing it successfully. It isn’t easy. It isn’t quick. But it can happen if you are willing to work at it. And the rewards for doing so are great. One is eternal life. Another is complete knowledge and wisdom straight from the source.

Douno calls this path of ascent, the path of love. That is a good name for it. One of the things that we must learn in order to turn ourselves around and help others do the same is to love without conditions.

Douno also says that the false path is the path of wisdom. I think this is a poor choice of words on his part, or the part of his translator (he didn’t write in English). I believe he means the pat of Intellect, not wisdom. Those terms are considered interchangeable to many, but to spiritual people, especially Gnostics, they are not. Intellect refers to those things known by the human mind, and are limited in scope to the realm of matter. The mind can speculate about the spiritual, but not actually know it. Only the soul can know the spiritual. Real Wisdom is that knowing. So if you know the spiritual through a truly awakened soul, then following the path of wisdom is correct. It is the same path as the path of love.

More Transition Time

Douno says the transition time has more difficulties, more suffering, more obstacles than other times. This is true. One reason for this is the beings and forces of darkness. Yes, they do exist. Anyone who says otherwise is living in a cartoon. Those forces and beings don’t want us turning around. We would be heading away from their control. We would be taking away their favorite toys!

Another reason is that so few of us realize the need to turn around. Or we think we can put it off forever. So like the donkey that has to be hit upside the head to get its attention, we have to be hit with disasters, wars, plagues, and other horrors to awaken us. Not that God and His Angels are causing those things to happen. We are by not turning around while we can. So don’t let this transition period leave you behind. The ships of enlightenment will not wait around forever.

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Super Spiritual Man of the Distant Past and the Future

“Man in the first Round and First Race on Globe D, our Earth as an ethereal being … super spiritual, but he grows more and more into an encased or incarnate being, but still predominantly ethereal. …

“Second Round, He (Man) is still gigantic and ethereal but growing firmer and more condensed in body, a more physical man, yet still less intelligent than spiritual for mind is a slower and more difficult evolution than the physical frame. …

Third Round, he has now a perfectly concrete or compacted body, at first the form of a giant ape, and now more intelligent, or rather cunning, than spiritual. For, on the downward arc, he has now reached a point where his primordial spirituality is eclipsed by nascent mentality.” ~H. P. Blavatsky

Super Spiritual First Man

Looking at material existence only, we get the impression that man has been steadily evolving. But look at it from a more spiritual perspective, and we get a very different story. Long before man was a physical being, he existed as a spiritual being. He never died or got sick. He had no definite body and therefore occupied no specific point in space. They were controlled by spiritual consciousness rather than the brain-mind intellect.

Science tells us that the planets and stars started out as big gas clouds that gradually coalesced, becoming smaller and denser until they became planets and stars. Man did much the same thing. As above, so below. Starting out as pure spirit, super spiritual, as Blavatsky puts it, then probably formless gas with no definite shape. Then a form that was more like a ghost than a solid being. Finally becoming dense enough to have a dense physical body of matter. So man didn’t start out as a primitive animal. He started as pure spirit. While it may be true that our physical body evolved from lower creatures, our true self did not. Our real self descended from spirit. Continue reading “Super Spiritual Man of the Distant Past and the Future”

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Descent of the Soul Into the World of Matter

Empedocles says that it is law for faulty souls to descend to this sphere, and that he himself was here because he turned a deserter, wandered from God, in slavery to a raving discord. … Pythagoras and his school seem to me to convey on this as in many other matters. …

“We have to fall back on the illustrious Plato, who uttered any noble sayings about the soul, and has in many places dwelt upon its entry into body so that we may well hope o get some light from him. …

“Everywhere, no doubt, he expresses contempt for all that is of sense, blames the commerce of the soul with body as an enchantment, an entombment and upholds as a great truth the saying of the Mysteries that the soul is here a prisoner. …

“In the Phaedrus he makes a failing of the wings the cause of the entry to this realm.” ~Plotinus

Descent of the Soul

There is a popular belief that the physical body existed first and the soul grew from it. This is simply not true. Since the body is matter, it cannot generate spirit which is a higher level of being. The soul is spirit.

It makes more sense as many philosophers state, that the soul descended into the body from higher realms. There are any variations of how or why this descent happened. Let’s examine a few of them.

The Naughty Soul

While I haven’t read Empedocles, it seems that his philosophy was that the soul was sent here because it was faulty. It had done something wrong. It had turned away from God. While logic give some credence to this theory, we have to ask why? Why would God send naughty souls to Earth? Is it supposed to be a punishment or a rehabilitation for those souls? And what of the people those souls enter? How does it benefit them?

To me, it seems like a bad idea to send rotten souls into the bodies of fallen man. It can only make things worse. So I’m not a fan of that theory regarding the descent of the soul. Continue reading “Descent of the Soul Into the World of Matter”

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Descent of Man and it’s Stages

“The virgin Divine Spirit came down in a circular wave across seven fields, across seven worlds, during the Saturn Period to the mental world and formed mans mental body. During the second period—the solar one—the Spirit came down to the astral world and formed the body of desires. During the third period—the Moon one—the Spirit came down to the ether sphere of the physical world and formed the ether casing of the body. During the fourth period—the Earth one—the Spirit came down to the lower sphere of the physical world and formed the physical body. During the first period, When the Divine Spirit worked and created man in the image of God, man was worriless. During the second period, he began to fall.” ~Beinsa Douno

Descent of Man

We all know of the descent of man. A once great spiritual being “sinned,” causing him to fall to lower levels of existence. Most people see this as happening almost instantly. Man went from being a purely spiritual being to a very material one overnight, they think. This is simply not true.

How accurate Mr. Douno’s description of the stages of descent is, I don’t know. But even if not totally accurate, they are reasonably close. They also serve well on the allegorical level.

Stage One

In this stage, man was a purely spiritual being that dwelt in Heaven and communicated with God regularly. While a creation of God, he also functioned as a co-creator with God. On this level, man had no physical body and therefore did not experience death or disease. He ate nothing but Divine Light.

Stages Two and Three

We see it a little different in Cosolargy. The next level below the spiritual is the psychic, not the mental. The mental level is just below the psychic. The two levels are so close that they are often thought of as one. The body of man that forms on this level is the psychic body. This is the first level not created in God’s image, but in the image (or imagination) of the fallen angels. This body can move through matter as if it doesn’t exist and it is the body used in astral travel. This psychic body is not immortal like the spiritual body. Continue reading “Descent of Man and it’s Stages”

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