Star Fire is Closer to Spirit Than Earth Matter

“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

Das Feuer Ritual - Burning awakeningWhile 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”

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Why The Material World is a World of Duality

“Now to the content of the divine order, the fixed quality, the measurelessness and so forth—there is opposed the content of the evil principle, its unfixedness, measurelessness and so forth: total is opposed to total. The existence of the one genus is a falsity, primarily, essentially, a falseness; the other genus has Essence-Authentic; the opposition is of truth to lie. … But why does the existence of the Principle of Good necessarily comport the existence of a Principle of Evil? Is it because the All necessarily comports the existence of matter? Yes, … the nature of this cosmos is, therefore, a blend; … what comes into it from God is good; evil is from the Ancient Kind which, we read, is the underlying matter not yet brought to order by the Ideal-Form.” ~Plotinus

Yin and Yang fantasy with angelsOne of the hardest things for many to accept is that God and evil both exist. They think that if there is a God then everything that exists must be His creations. And since God is, by definition, Good, nothing evil can come from Her. And that is quite true as far as it goes: evil cannot have its source in God, and an evil creation cannot be created by God. Where they err is in the assumption that everything was created by God.

Another reason why opposites must exist is because of the creation by the fallen angels of matter. God created spirit. And only spirit. The fallen one created matter by taking some of the spirit created by God and changing it, splitting its essences into two. Because matter is spirit that has been split, divided, opposites exist in the realm of matter. It cannot be otherwise. Others have also pointed out that it is hard to know what is good if there isn’t something to contrast it with. It would be like painting a canvas solid black and calling it; “Lovers Kissing at Midnight”. It could be just what you called it, but nobody can really tell because they just see solid black. Or a solid white canvas labeled “A snowman in a blizzard”. The label is meaningless because there is no contrast. Continue reading “Why The Material World is a World of Duality”

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