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Divine Man and Woman Must be Awakened

“O people of the earth, man born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine Man within you, rise from your sleep and ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not in the earth but in the Light. Why have you delivered yourselves over unto death, having power to partake of immortality? Repent, and change your minds. Depart from the dark light and forsake corruption forever. Prepare yourselves to climb through the Seven Rings and to blend your souls with the eternal Light. …

“The sleep of the body is the sober watchfulness of the mind and the shutting of my eyes reveals the true Light. My silence is filled with budding life and hope, and is full of good. My words are the blossoms of fruit of the tree of my soul. For this is the faithful account of what I received from my true Mind, that is Poimanders, the Great Dragon, the Lord of the Word, through whom I became inspired by God with the Truth. … I give blessings unto God the Father, the Life and the Light, and the Eternal Good.” ~Hermes

Divine Man in a Hypnotic Trance

Some people think that man is always a Divine Being, but he isn’t. Material Man, Physical Man, is a product of the Great Fall, a creation of the Demiurge, and therefore not Divine. Only Man’s spirit and soul are divine, not his body and mind. But this Divine Spirit is asleep, in a hypnotic trance of a sort when we come into the world of matter. It isn’t truly functional here until it is awakened and made conscious. This is the true meaning of a spiritual awakening. Simply recognizing that materialism is a failed paradigm and there is more to life than having a job and making money is a good first step, but that alone isn’t what the ancient masters meant by being awakened. Only bringing the Divine Spirit and Soul into consciousness is a real spiritual awakening. We awaken those spiritual faculties with the use of Spiritual Light, Divine Light that comes from God. That Divine Light reaches Divine Man through the Spiritual Sun which acts as a portal between heaven and earth.

Be Sober and Thoughtful

Hermes is not advising the student to stop drinking. He means “sober” in the sense of taking life and his duties as a spiritual student seriously. Those who enter into spiritual studies with a lackadaisical attitude will rarely achieve much and many teachers will turn such students away as they don’t wish to waste their valuable time with them. So if you make a decision to study spiritual growth and development, take is serious, or you will likely be wasting your own time as well as that of any teacher you are working with. Divine Man is not a joke, you shouldn’t be either. To awaken your inner Divine Man (or Woman), you have to take the concept seriously. Continue reading “Divine Man and Woman Must be Awakened”

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Contemporary Society and Powerful Solutions

“Contemporary society has always been suffering from the desire for too much money. And recently the Bulgarian state has issued so many banknotes, but where is the active circulation? There should be effective money. The products of nature, however, are always effective. If there are wheat, fruits, and potatoes – there is culture. Without them there is no culture. Culture is determined by Cosmic Love, sent to us from above. Do not think that the Sun and the other planets do not take part in our lives. The Sun is most of all interested in us and every year it sends a credit of a thousand millions to Bulgaria. If you go to the Sun, you will see that its inhabitants have energy of many thousand millions for the culture of Bulgaria, for Love, for religious beliefs and for spiritual elevation in the Way of Truth. Observing the Sun today with a telescope, we say: ‘The Sun is fire’. I do not agree, because fire is a weak energy. There is energy on the Sun, but it is not fire. It is something more powerful which could not be expressed in words. The Sun is not a hot body, but a body of immense energy.” ~Beinsa Douno

Contemporary Society

Contemporary society suffers from many things, a desire for too much money and wealth being just one of them. Douno talks specifically about Bulgaria because that is where he lived, but it could be anywhere in the world, especially Europe and America.

Bank Notes in Active Circulation

What Douno means when he says there is an abundance of banknotes, but little active circulation is that the central banks in many countries are issuing huge amounts of paper money that is far more than could ever be backed by silver or gold, as money always was until a few decades ago. Now if a government wants more money in circulation, they just ask the bank to print it. It actually has no more real value than Monopoly play money. The value comes in the backing of the governments for the currency. So when governments start to collapse, so does the economy of the nation and other nations that may depend on it.

As for active circulation, the biggest problem there is that we have the super-wealthy who hoard vast amounts of money and wealth just to spite the rest of us. We have television shows where hoarders are treated as someone with an illness, and they are offered help in ending their hoarding. Why is hoarding money an exception? Because money hoarders have a lot of political power. Plus contemporary society doesn’t seem to think hoarding money is an illness as with all other kinds of hoarding. Continue reading “Contemporary Society and Powerful Solutions”

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Levels of Humans: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual

Three Levels of Humans

“All human beings from birth onward live to the realm of sense more than to the intellectual. Forced of necessity to attend first to the material, some of them elect to abide by that order and, their life through it, make its concerns their first and their last; the sweet and the bitter of sense are their good and evil; they feel they have done all if they live along pursuing the one and barring the doors to the other. …

“Others do indeed lift themselves a little above the earth; the better in their soul urges them from the pleasant to the nobler, but they are not of power to see the highest, and so .. they fall back upon the actions and options of the lower.

“But there is a third order—those godlike men who, in their mightier power. In the keenness of their sight, have clear vision of the splendor above and rise to it from among the cloud and for of earth and hold firmly to that other world, looking beyond all here, delighted in the place of reality, their native land, like a man returning after long wanderings to the pleasant ways of his own country.” ~Plotinus

Levels of Humans

It isn’t clear from what Plotinus says, but I believe he is saying that humanity exists at three levels: material, mental or intellectual, and spiritual. None of these levels are completely separate from the others, and we all have some of each within us. It is just a matter of what we choose to develop and emphasize and what we choose to ignore.

Realm of Sense

The world of matter is what Plotinus calls the “realm of Sense”. In other words, it is the realm where the physical senses are used. People who live almost exclusively at this level, using their mind only to negotiate around the realm of matter, are the lowest of the three levels of humanity described (somewhat) by Plotinus. He points out that when we are first born into the realm of matter, it is only natural that we must first attend to the material. We must eat, find shelter and clothing, etc. In most cases, our parents will be helping with much of that, but it doesn’t change the fact that the mind of a newborn is all about satisfying its material needs. Continue reading “Levels of Humans: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual”

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Spiritual Consciousness and Mental Intellect

“As man’s Spiritual Consciousness begins to unfold, he begins to have an abiding sense of the reality of the existence of the Supreme Power, and, growing along with it, he finds the sense of Human Brotherhood f human relationship gradually coming into consciousness. He does not get these from his instinctive mind, nor does his intellect make him feel them. Spiritual Mind does not run contrary to intellect – it simply goes beyond intellect. It passes down to the intellect certain truths which it finds in its own regions of the mind, and intellect reasons about them. But they do not originate with intellect. Intellect is cold – Spiritual Consciousness is warm and alive with high feeling.

“Man’s growth towards a better and fuller Idea of the Divine Power does not come from intellect, although the latter reasons upon the impressions received and tried to form them into systems, creeds, cults, etc. Nor does the intellect give us our growing sense of the relationship between man and man – the Brotherhood of Man.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Spiritual Consciousness

The two things we have to get straight to understand this are, (1) consciousness and intellect is not the same thing, and (2) spiritual consciousness is not part of the brain-mind or material mind. Atkinson is not talking about a part of the brain or a part of the Intellect, but something completely separate. The Spiritual Consciousness is very real, but is associated with the spirit rather than the body or mind.

Reality of the Supreme Power

One of the things that we learn through Spiritual Consciousness is that the Supreme Being, or Supreme Power as Atkinson calls Him, is very real. The mind can speculate on it. The mind can even believe in God. But it does so without proof, without evidence. The Spiritual Consciousness goes beyond speculation and links one directly to the Supreme Consciousness which is God. Consciousness is a complicated thing and it’s likely that no one understands it completely. What is known is that consciousness exists at a number of levels and the goal of any real spiritual discipline is to raise ourselves to higher and higher levels until we reach the levels where Angels, and eventually God Himself, dwell and can be connected with. In some of the true tales of near-death experiences, it is clear that some of these people had a brief and temporary connection with those higher levels of Spiritual Consciousness. Those brief connections often change their lives forever. Fortunately, it is not necessary to have a near-death experience to have those connections. It can be done through diligent practice of tried-and-true spiritual disciplines. Continue reading “Spiritual Consciousness and Mental Intellect”