“Our doctrine of the immortality of the heavenly system rests on the firmest foundation once we have cited the sovereign agent, the soul, and considered, beside, the peculiar excellence of the bodily substance consulting the stars, a material so pure, so entirely the noblest, and chosen by the soul as, in all living beings, the determining principle appropriate to itself the choicest among their character parts. No doubt, Aristotle is right in speaking of flame as a turmoil, fire insolently rioting; but the celestial fire is equitable, placid, docile for the purposes of the stars.” ~Plotinus
While we say that the material world is mortal, and everything in it dies and comes to an end, that is true only of the part of the thing or being which is matter. The laws of science tell us that matter cannot be destroyed, but only converted to energy or other forms of matter, and that is true as far as it goes. The problem with that statement is that it fails to account for those levels of being beyond the material that we call spiritual.
When the fallen angels, referred to as the demiurge in Gnostic teachings, created the material universe, they didn’t create it from nothing as God does with true creation. They created the material realm from the spiritual in the same way that a sculpture might create a statue from a tree or a rock. And since the spiritual is at the root of everything material, and since we know from this that spiritual substance can be converted to matter, it is logical and quite scientific to assume that matter can be converted to spirit. Continue reading “Star Fire is Closer to Spirit Than Earth Matter”