Clairvoyance: Physical and Spiritual

“The word ‘clairvoyance’ means ‘clear seeing.’ … In the glossary of the Society for Psychical Research, the term is defined as: ‘the faculty or act of perceiving, as though visually, with some coincidental truth, some distant scene; it is used sometimes, but hardly properly, for transcendental vision, or the perception of beings regarded as on another plane of existence’.

“Mrs. Henry Sedgwick, a distinguished writer on the subject of psychic phenomena, in one of her reports to the Society for Psychical Research, says: ‘The word clairvoyant is often used very loosely and with widely different meanings. I denote by it a faculty of acquiring supernormally, but not by reading the minds of persons present, a knowledge of facts such as we normally acquire by the use of our senses. I do not limit it to knowledge that would normally be acquired by the sense of sight, nor do I limit it to the knowledge of present facts. A similar knowledge of the past, and if necessary, of future facts may be included. On the other hand, I exclude the mere faculty of seeing apparitions or visions, which is sometimes called clairvoyance.’

“The above definitive explanation of the term clairvoyance agrees with the idea of the best authorities. … I personally accept this definition as both scientific in form, and as agreeing with the facts.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Clairvoyance Means

What clairvoyance means has been better defined since Atkinson and Mrs. Sedgwick wrote their opinions. While the general definition found in major dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster remains vague, and open to interpretation, we now have many other words that help narrow it down. So while Sedgwick says she doesn’t limit clairvoyance to sight, we now have other words for similar abilities that use other senses. Clairaudience is the same ability but through the sense of sound. Clairgustance is the ability to taste something without having to have physical contact with it. So we can limit clairvoyance to a psychic version of sight. While it can still mean seeing things that happened in the past or will happen in the future, it is generally considered to be about the present.

Clairvoyance Examples

While we can certainly find many examples of professional psychics seeming to have clairvoyant experiences, we need to take those with a grain of salt. The simple fact is that while there are real psychics, the vast majority of the professionals are frauds. It is better to look at examples of these psychic abilities happening with people who did not plan for it or expect it.

An example that shows up in the news occasionally is that of a mother suddenly getting a vision of her child being in some kind of trouble. Another would be the homeowner who suddenly sees his house on fire and rushes home to find it is true. If you see a plane crashing and cancel your flight, only to hear later that it does crash, that too is clairvoyance. Continue reading “Clairvoyance: Physical and Spiritual”

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Gnostic Mystics and True Knowledge

“The Gnostics were religious mystics who proclaimed Gnosis, knowledge, as the way of salvation. To know oneself truly allowed Gnostic men and women to know God directly, without any need for the mediation of rabbis, priests, bishops, imams, or other religious officials. … They accepted insight wherever it could be found. Like those who came before them, they embraced a personified wisdom, Sophia, understood variously and taken as the manifestation of divine insight.

“They concluded that a distinction, often a dualistic distinction, must be made between the transcendent, spiritual deity, who is surrounded by aeons and is all wisdom and light, and the creator of the world, who is at best incompetent and at worst malevolent. Yet through everything, they maintained, a spark of transcendent knowledge, wisdom, and light persists within people who are in the know. The transcendent deity is the source of that enlightened life and light. The meaning of the creation drama, when properly understood, is that human beings—Gnostics in particular—derive their knowledge and light from the transcendent God, but through the mean-spirited actions of the Demiurge, the creator of the world, they have been confined within this world. (The platonic aspects of this imagery are apparent.) Humans in this world are imprisoned, asleep, drunken, fallen, ignorant. They need to find themselves—to be freed, awakened, made sober, raised, and enlightened. In other words, they need to return to Gnosis.” ~Marvin Meyer

Gnostic Mystics

The Gnostics were mystics in the best sense of the word. They were not court magicians. They didn’t use spells to control people. They were seekers of truth and wisdom. They were spiritual teachers and healers. That is what real mystics do.

Knowledge is Salvation

But why would the Gnostic mystics think that knowledge is the way of salvation? Does that mean only people with college degrees will be saved? Does it mean that only those who have read many books will get to Heaven? No, not at all.

The knowledge we are talking about is never found in books or in state-approved classrooms. It is not the superficial knowledge of the illusions that make up the world of matter. This knowledge must be sought out and experienced by each of us individually. It is found by looking within and looking without to higher dimensions. It is not found by lowering your frequencies to those of bugs and toads but by raising them to those of angels and light beings. All the books and teachers can do is give you hints of what you will find and where to look for that knowledge.

Know God Directly

The Gnostic mystics did want to know God directly. Many of them succeeded in doing that. But it requires following a path of spiritual growth and development that takes years. This kind of knowledge cannot be dropped on us overnight. It is so overwhelming that it can—and has—driven people mad. It has to be obtained a little at a time so it won’t overwhelm us. First, we will reach a stage where we get occasional insights from the realms of spirit. Then we are able to communicate with angels and Light Beings. Eventually, we become one with God and then know God directly. That is the ultimate goal of the Gnostic mystics.

By Any Other Name

The Gnostic mystics have been known by many names. Most people think that Gnostics came into existence in the early centuries of Christianity, but that is only true of Christ Gnostics. Long before those Gnostics, thee were the Essenes, the Therapeutae of Egypt and Greece, the Pythagoreans, and others who could easily be classified as Gnostic mystics. While historians generally don’t think those groups go back to more than a century or two before the Christian era, the Essenes claimed to go back much further.

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Absolute Truth and Sham Reality

“A direct encounter with absolute truth appears to be impossible for normal non-mystical consciousness. We cannot know the reality, or even prove the existence, of the simplest object: through this is a limitation which few people realize acutely and most would deny. But there persists in the race a type of personality which does realize this limitation: and cannot be content with the sham realities that furnish the universe of normal men. It is necessary, as it seems, to the comfort of persons of this type to form for themselves some image of the Something or Nothing which is at the end of their telegraph lines: some ‘conception of being,’ some ‘theory of knowledge.’ They are tormented by the unknowable, ache for first principles, demand some background to the shadow show of things. In so far as man possesses this temperament, he hungers for reality, and must satisfy that hunger as best he can: staving off starvation, through he may not be filled.” ~Evelyn Underhill

Absolute Truth

Truth is truth most of us say. But there are really two kinds of truth. Actually three if you accept the philosophy of those who say that if you tell a lie enough times that most people accept it, it becomes truth. One type of truth is that on the level of matter only. These are the truths that are usually the result of scientific research. They are generally true within the limits of the material universe but ignore the other dimensions of reality. They are, therefore, a limited truth. Absolute truth is that which includes the spiritual dimensions of reality. The various dimensions are not entirely separate and do affect each other. If you look at only one or two, you get a view that is limited, partial. This results in inaccurate conclusions. The most glaring example of this is the “truth” that reality is made up of solids, liquids, and gases. That truth holds up only in a reality that is pure matter. No such reality exists. When you include the spiritual dimensions, you find that the solid, liquid, gas description of matter is too limited.

For starters, matter is an illusion. It really exists, but it isn’t what we think it is. So if we say that it is solid, liquid, and gas, it is true only on a surface level. There are other levels below that. Only when you are aware of all the levels can you know the absolute truth. Only when your soul has been awakened and is fully conscious can you know absolute truth with no questions, no doubts. Continue reading “Absolute Truth and Sham Reality”

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Advanced Spiritual Man from the Stars

“This was the land from whence man came; the Great One came from Zaidor. The people who came with Nadhi were wise in the ways of the seasons and in the wisdom of the stars. The read the Book of Heaven with understanding. They covered their dead with potters clay and hardened it, for it was not their custom to place their dead in boxes.

“Those who came with the Great One were cunning craftsmen in stone; they were carvers of wood and ivory. The High God was worshiped with strange light in places of great silences. …

“They made eye reflectors of glass stone, which cured the ills of men. They purified men with a strange metal and purged them of evil spirits in flowing fire. …

“Who taught men the secret of writing and numbers, and the measurement of the years? … Who taught the preservation of the body? That the soul might commune with the living, and that it might be a doorway to the Earth? Who taught that light is Life? Who taught the words of God, which spoke to men and hid things from them which stood in the place of Truth for those with understanding? … Who taught that beyond the visible is the invisible, … and all things are linked together in one?” The Kolbrin Bible (Man:1:12-26)

The Land From Whence Man Came

This and the many other questions in this chapter and book of the Kolbrin Bible are not answered. That is probably intentional. The questions are asked to make us think and solve the problems ourselves, given that anyone reading this is probably a spiritual student with sufficient knowledge to figure it out.

Starting with this beginning question, we will find many conflicting answers if we limit ourselves to the physical realm. Does it mean the very first man as represented in the allegorical tale of Adam and Eve? Does it mean the former home of those who were the ancestors of the spiritual group that wrote this book? Neither of those questions can be answered with anything but speculation. But if we go beyond the physical, we come up with a different and definitive answer.

Before man was a physical being, he was pure spirit. As such, he lived in advanced spiritual dimensions higher than the physical one. Whether that dimension was heaven itself, or a lower spiritual one doesn’t really matter. The point is that it was a land of spirit, not matter. So the answer to the question is that man came from spiritual realms, and the purpose of the question is to remind us of that fact, for so many have forgotten it.

Advanced Spiritual Men, Wise In the Wisdom of the Stars

That these people were wise in the ways of the seasons and the stars can also be interpreted in the same two ways, physical and spiritual. Some would interpret it in a physical sense and say that it indicated these people came from the stars. In other words, they were aliens who came from another planet. In fact, many interpret the Kolbrin Bible overall as being about aliens from other planets come to earth. That is an interpretation that is based on a universe that is all matter. Yet the Kolbrin Bible clearly has many references to the spiritual. When we interpret this in a spiritual way, we get something very different.

The sun and the stars act as gateways or portals between the physical realm and the spiritual ones. Not that you can physically travel to those dimensions by going through the stars. It is more that the higher realms communicate with the lower ones using spiritual light that travels down to physical worlds through the stars including our sun. So saying these people who originated in the realms of spirit are “wise in the wisdom of the stars,” means that they have spiritual knowledge and spiritual wisdom. It has nothing to do with aliens.

Cunning Craftsmen

People who have advanced spiritual knowledge are not just able to function better on a spiritual level, they are also better on the physical. Generally speaking, they are more creative and more artistic. A materialistic person might be a carpenter. The spiritual one is the architect. Materialistic people might turn clay pots on a wheel. The spiritual one designs unique pots when he does the same. Not only unique but also following the laws of divine proportion and harmony1.

In more recent times, such people designed the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. They also designed many ancient buildings such as the pyramids of Egypt and the great buildings of Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. In fact, most great artists and designers are at least partially awakened spiritually.

Reflectors of Glass Stone

Saying that these advanced spiritual people made reflectors of “glass stone” doesn’t sound very impressive. It is, however, very meaningful when you know about the light from the spiritual sun and how to use it to awaken the soul.

The term glass stone doesn’t make much sense since glass and stone are two different things. I believe that what it means is a type of stone, perhaps Obsidian, that they polished until it was as smooth as glass. These primitive mirrors were used to reflect the light of the sun onto the eyes. This had two benefits over looking directly at the sun. First, you are less likely to damage the eyes because they don’t reflect all of the light. Second, the reflected light is polarized which makes it function better for the purpose of awakening the soul.

Who Taught Men?

This chapter then continues by asking a long series of questions. Who taught farming? Who taught writing and mathematics? And on, and on. Many questions, but no answer is given. The answer doesn’t need to be given. The materialistic person would not accept it and the advanced spiritual one already knows it. The answer is the light of God that come to us through the spiritual sun. This light doesn’t just warm us. It also doesn’t just provide energy to awaken our spiritual faculties. It carries information, knowledge. This information and knowledge is absolute, always true and reliable. While it is primarily for spiritual use, physical use can be made of it within limits. No, not for learning the winning lottery numbers! That is a misuse. But the ancient shaman could tell people which mushrooms were safe to eat and which were poisonous. The ancient architects knew how to make building that were not only attractive, but last thousands of years. So the answer is that God taught men by sending truth and knowledge through the spiritual sun. And since we are now in the age of the Sun of Righteousness, that is more true now than ever.

Many are taking advantage of the free college that is now available in some European countries. Taking advantage of the free and infinite education provided by the spiritual sun is far more important.

1 – See my previous post on divine proportion and harmony by clicking here.