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The Great Sphinx of Truth and Knowledge

“Confronting mankind there stands a sphinx—the vast unknown. However well a man may be informed concerning a specific subject, his furthermost outlook concerning that subject is bounded by an impenetrable infinity. And the ‘discovered,’ as I will show, has only transferred ignorance to other laces. Science has confined its labors to superficial descriptions, not the elucidation of the fundamental causes of phenomena. … She dare not attempt to explain the why even of the simplest things. … How does the maple tree secrete a sweet, wholesome sap, and deadly nightshade growing in the same soil and living on the same elements, a poison? …
“That word Why to man dominates the universe. It covers all phenomena, and thrusts inquiry back from every depth.” ~John Uni Lloyd

The Great Sphinx

When you talk about a sphinx, most people immediately see a great statue in Egypt. That statue, however, is a depiction of a sphinx, not the thing itself. The sphinx represents a mystery, the unknown, the great riddle of the universe, and beyond.

The Limits of Science

There is no doubt that the scientific community has found answers to many questions. They can tell us what chemical make some people have red hair, while others have brown or blond. They can tell us what chemicals make some peppers hot while others are not. They can tell us what makes the sun hot. They can tell us that ice expands when it freezes. They can tell us that metals liquify when heated enough. They can even tell us at what temperature each type of metal will melt. They are good at discovering the whats and wherefores of the universe, but not so good with the whys.

They can tell us that a certain chemical in some peppers makes them hot, but they can’t really say why some peppers have a lot of that chemical, and others don’t. They can’t say why some plants spread their seeds using the wind, while others rely on birds, insects, or animals to spread the seeds. They can’t tell us why plants exist at all.

The Seeker Asks Why

Whether they realize it or not, the seekers of the world are really trying to answer that question “Why?”. Telling them that copper makes red hair isn’t enough. They want to know why they have red hair. They want to know why they have hair at all. Most of all, they want to know the root causes of it all.

Science might be able to give those answers if it would go beyond the limitations of the material plane, but few scientists are willing to do that. When they do, they are often ridiculed by those who refuse to look over the fence, to look outside the cave of matter.

The Spiritual Teacher

Religion generally doesn’t do any better than science in this. Today’s churches are often just as materialistic as the business and scientific communities. They too look for answers in matter rather than in spirit. When they do venture beyond the realms of matter, it is often made up nonsense that pleases the congregation, but is not based on any spiritual truth. It has no actual answers for the Sphinx.

A real spiritual teacher, however, is both religious and scientific. He applies the rules of science and scientific study in exploring the realms beyond matter. Since matter ans spirit are very different, the study of spirit must be different, yet still scientific. You cannot put a spirit on a scale and weigh it to prove it exists. A spirit has no weight, but it is still real. A spirit has no beginning and no end, so cannot be measured. That doesn’t make it ay less real.

So if man really wished to answer the great riddle of the Sphinx, he needs to embrace spirituality as well as science, the non-material as well as the material. Maybe soon the scientists and the spiritual seekers will join together to find the real truth. But for now, we must learn different things from each discipline and put it together ourselves. We must each solve the riddle of the Sphinx.

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Seek Divine Light as Well as Material Light

Disciple: But is it not for me to attain, if I can, both the Light of God, and the Light of the outward Nature too, and to make use of them both for the ordering of my life wisely and prudently?
Master: It is Right so to do. And it is indeed a treasure above all earthly treasures to be possessed of the Light of God and Nature operating in their spheres, and to have both the Eye of Time and Eternity at once open together, and yet not to interfere with each other.
Disciple: This is a great satisfaction to me to hear; having been very uneasy about it for some time. But how can this be without interfering with each other, there is the difficulty?
Master: … It will be necessary, my child, in the first place to wait for and attend the Supernatural and Divine Light, as this superior Light appointed to govern the day, rising in the true East, which is the center of Paradise, and the Great Light breaking forth as out of the darkness within thee …
Wherefore seek the Fountain of Light, waiting in the deep ground of thy soul for the rising there of the Sun of Righteousness, whereby the Light of Nature in thee, with the properties thereof, will be made to shine seven times brighter than ordinary.” ~Jakob Bohme

Some believe that in order to seek the Divine Light, the Light of God, the light of the Sun of Righteousness, one must divorce herself completely from the material world, material goods, and even the light of the spiritual sun. This is not true and is foolish to even attempt when one is not ready. Besides, it is virtually impossible to get the light of the spiritual sun without also getting light from the natural sun, the sun of matter. The highly developed spiritual people called the Essenes still ate physical food at least once a month and Jesus didn’t fast forever, just forty days. They knew that one could not completely give up the natural as long as one had a material body, but they avoided becoming attached to the physical.

It is a matter of emphasis. By placing the emphasis on spiritual development and on taking in that Divine Light, one does not have to be overly concerned that he is also exposed to the physical light and to the world of matter. The world of matter cannot be avoided as long as we have physical bodies, but we can keep it to a minimum and subordinate to the spiritual. Continue reading “Seek Divine Light as Well as Material Light”

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Looking Into Nature Rather Than Spirit

“If you suffer yourself to be always looking into Nature and the things of Time, and to be leading the will, and to be seeking somewhat for thyself in the desire, it will be impossible for thee ever to arrive at the Unity, that you wish for. Remember this and always be on your watch. Give not your mind leave to enter into, nor to fill itself with, that which without you; neither look backwards upon yourself; but quit yourself and look forward upon Christ. Let not your left eye deceive you, by making continually one representation after another, and stirring up thereby an earnest longing in your self-propriety; but let your right eye command back the left; and attract it to you, so that it may not gad abroad into the wonders and delights of Nature. Yea, it is better to pluck it quite out, and to cast it from thee, then to suffer it to proceed forth without restraint into Nature, and to follow its own lusts. However, for this there is no necessity since both eyes may become very useful, if ordered aright; and both the divine and natural Light may in the Soul subsist together, and be of mutual service to each other.” ~Jacob Boehme

Always Looking Into Nature

Let’s get one thing straight right away. There is nothing wrong with Nature. Nor is there anything wrong with enjoying what nature has to offer. What Boehme is talking about, we would today call Materialism. He is warning us to not get caught up in the traps and endeavors of materialism. To use the more proper spiritual terminology in use today, he is telling us to not get attached to the material world and the things in it.

We can let our body enjoy eating a good meal. We can let our mind enjoy a good play or concert. But we must not get too attached to those things. We must remember that they are temporary and don’t come from God, but from the Demiurge who created the fallen realm of matter. We can live in a material house, but we shouldn’t get so attached to it that we refuse to leave it when a tornado or wildfire threatens to destroy it. And as Boehme warns, we shouldn’t always be looking into Nature for our pleasures and activities, but spend a good amount of our time looking at the Spiritual instead. Continue reading “Looking Into Nature Rather Than Spirit”

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The Fullness of a Spiritual Master

“Concerning the fullness, it is I. I was sent down in the body for the seed that had fallen away. And I came down to their mortal model. But they did not recognize me, thinking I was a mortal. I spoke with the one who is mine, and the one who is mine listened to me just as you also who have listened to me today. And I gave him authority to enter into the inheritance of his fatherhood. And I took him . . . filled . . . through his salvation. Since he was deficiency, he became fullness. “Concerning the fact that you are being detained, it is because you are mine. When you strip yourselves of what is corruptible, you will become luminaries in the midst of mortals. “Concerning the fact that you will fight against the powers, it is because they do not have rest like you, since they do not want you saved.”

“The messengers worshiped again, saying, “Lord, tell us, how shall we fight against the rulers, since the rulers are over us?” A voice called out to them from the appearance, saying, “You must fight against them like this, for the rulers fight against the inner person. You must fight against them like this: come together and teach salvation in the world with a promise. And arm yourselves with my father’s power, and express your prayer, and surely the father will help you, as he helped you by sending me. Do not be afraid. I am with you forever, as I already said to you when I was in the body.” Then came lightning and thunder from heaven, and what appeared to them there was taken up to heaven.” ~THE LETTER OF PETER TO PHILIP

The Fullness

The Fullness is another way of saying the One, The All, the Unity of God. The speaker in the quote—who I think is Jesus, but could be any spiritual master—says that he is the Fullness. What that means is not that he is claiming to be all that exists, but that he is one with the all. His consciousness has reached that level of spiritual awareness where everything is known to him. So well known, that it seems as if it is all a part of him.

The Fallen Seed

We humans are the seed that has fallen away. Some will interpret this as meaning that some advanced race of aliens seeded this planet with their DNA, but that isn’t what it means. It means that We were the first beings on planet Earth after the Great Fall created the material universe. Science has us descending from more primitive life forms, but they are wrong. We are descendants of advanced life forms, beings of pure spirit, beings of Light. As the seed on this planet, all other life forms came from us, from our thoughts. Simply because we don’t realize that we create them doesn’t change the fact that we do. But we are the fallen seed because descending into matter is not what God intended for us. Continue reading “The Fullness of a Spiritual Master”

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Faith in God and Man

“The success of a person depends on their faith: their faith in God, their neighbor and themselves. Be glad when you meet a smart person, it is a blessing for you. …

“There are countless abilities in Man’s soul, because it is the expression of God Himself. The soul is made of the image and likeness of God. One cannot understand these things until he tries them. You say: ‘I believe in God.’ Firstly, think about God, then you will feel God. You have to become a servant of God; you have to do something for Him. If you have a Lord for whom you have not thought the best, if you have not put Him in ypuself to think the best, to have the best feelings, to do good things for Him, to do favors for others, you cannot know God.

“The name we have for God is not the true one, because if we know His true name, it will get stained. The one who pronounces the name of God must possess pure heart and deeds. When you pronounce the name of God, pronounce it with that Love, faith, and hope as if God is something great.

“In love, there are no difficulties. In love, there is no suffering. In love, there are no misunderstandings. … I say: love is a nice world where I can rest; in love is paradise. … Allow love to start acting in you where it has not acted so far.” ~Biensa Douno

Having Faith

Faith is belief in God, people, or ideals. We all need to have faith in something. We should start with having faith in ourselves and in God. Once we have that, we should develop faith in others and faith in ideas and beliefs. Hopefully, we are discerning enough to have faith in ideas ad beliefs that are true, not unproven fantasies. If we can’t develop faith in others, we can’t trust others. If we can’t trust others, we can’t learn from them.

Some will argue that faith in God is faith in the unproven and unprovable, but that isn’t true. The existence of a Supreme Being or Force is logical and provable, although the methods of proof may not meet the criteria of physical science. God, being spirit, cannot be proven by the rules of matter, or He would be matter. But there are sciences of spirit that allow the existence of God to be proven, or at least shown to be probable. Continue reading “Faith in God and Man”

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Great God Beyond Perfection

The Great God

“Through a primary revelation of the first one, which is unknown to all, I saw the God that is greater than perfection, and the triple power that exists in all. I was seeking the ineffable, unknowable god, of which people are ignorant even if they understand it at all, the mediation of the triple power, which is located in stillness and silence and is unknowable. When I was empowered by these things, the powers of the luminaries said to me, You have done enough to hinder the inactivity that is in you by seeking what is incomprehensible. Rather, hear about it, as is possible, through a primary revelation and a revelation. Does it exist through its own being, or does it exist and will it come further into being? Does it act? Does it know? Is it alive? For it has no mind, no life, nothing real—and nothing unreal, incomprehensibly. Does it come from what it has? No, there is nothing at all left over, as if it causes something to be undertaken, or it purifies something, or it receives or gives something. Nor is it limited by its own desire or by giving or by receiving from another. Its desire is not from itself, nor does desire come to it from anything else, yet it does not give anything of itself, or it would be limited. Thus it has no need of mind or life or anything, for it is greater than all in its ultimacy and incomprehensibility, in nonexistent reality. It has silence and stillness not to be limited by the unlimited.” ~Vision of the Foreigner

Greater Than Perfection

The Foreigner, whoever he may have been, says in this Gnostic text, that The God he calls the First One is greater than perfection. That is a statement that is hard to comprehend. How can anyone, or any being, be greater than perfection? In other places that I didn’t include in the quote, he goes on to say this Great God is not eternal, but beyond eternal, not all-knowing, but beyond all-knowing. He seems to be denying almost all attributes we associate with God, but he isn’t. What he is saying is that our limited human minds have a limited concept of what perfection is and the Great God is more perfect than that limited definition. We have a limited ability to understand the concept of eternity, but the Great God is the embodiment of eternity beyond our understanding. In short, he is saying that God is beyond the comprehension of the human mind. On the other hand, the human soul is capable of understanding God, but only if it has been truly awakened to full consciousness.

The God of Which People are Ignorant

Many will understandably deny this, but the truth is that the vast majority of humanity, include most who are religious, do not know God. The god they know is almost always some aspect of the false god, the demiurge who created the world of matter. This is the god who gets angry and jealous. Jealous of who? The Great God, of course, the real God.

The Triple Power

The power of the trinity is known in many religions and spiritual schools. It is not a concept confined to Christianity. What Christians did do with the concept, because of their strong male orientation, is change the trilogy to all male, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (or Ghost) with the Holy Spirit always being male as well. The original version of this trilogy is Father, Mother, and Child, and it is a trilogy that holds great power when understood. It basically means that when the two opposite forces—male and female, hot and cold, spirit and matter—are brought together properly, a third is created as represented by the child. This is one of the great secrets of creation if we could only understand it.

Hear About God Through Revelation

The truth of the real God, the Great God, comes to us through revelations, visions, and dreams, not through intellectual speculations and debates. So if you want to know the Great God, if you want to communicate with that greatest of beings so Great that to call Him a being is to limit him, you must awaken your spirit and soul. The best way, the way practiced in secret in most of the great mystery schools of the past, is by using spiritual sun gazing. A few spiritual writers in recent centuries have mentioned this, but it is largely ignored. To my knowledge, Cosolargy is the only spiritual school active today teaching Spiritual Sun Gazing, which is taking in energy from the Spiritual Sun that awakened our spiritual faculties allowing them to communicate with the Great God. There are other schools teaching sun gazing, but it is mostly limited to gazing at the physical sun, which does not awaken the spirit and soul.