Monday, May 6, 2013

Genuine Religion vs Counterfeit Shadow Religion

The following is excerpted from the American Spirituality website at the subheading Spiritual Religion and The Foundation Of The Age Of Enlightenment.

  Spiritual Religion: What is a Spiritual Religion?   One of the problems that modern man has in comprehending the validity of religion is seen in the fact that he cannot differentiate and understand the marked differences between philosophy as a theory that is ascribed to, quasi-religious-philosophy which is a faith-based belief system, and genuine religion which is a mindset and lifestyle necessary to prove one's philosophy.    And from this perspective, the vast differences between faith-based religious-philosophy and genuine religion which was embraced by the core visionaries of the Age of Reason, opens the Pandora's Box of the foundation of man's thinking.   The whole concept of religion as a means to prove the Truth -- in contradistinction to blind-faith and speculative belief -- has virtually no place in modern man's understanding.   In many instances, those who are looked upon as esteemed clergy and religious experts and scholars, are merely parroting the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors who oversaw the corruption of the Bible (see, and ruled over the doctrines of the Church (see Religion Of Roman Emperors).  Therefore, what we erroneously define as religion today, is in reality little more than speculative religious philosophy that is counterfeit from a genuine religious perspective -- and this fact is simply inconceivable to the modern believer who is of the position that he is required to exercise blind acceptance as a test of his faith.   And perhaps even more important is the fact that many of the core visionaries of the Age of Enlightenment -- men and women of evolved Intellect and Reason -- some of whom were the very Deists and Masons who formed the foundational bedrock of the American Constitution -- understood the counterfeit nature of the Church -- because they had personal access to the Pure Source of Truth that should have been the purpose and objective of Christianity to act as guides in TheWay.

To understand the essence of a Spiritual Religion vs quasi-religious-philosophy, you must first understand why Jesus condemned and rejected the Jewish teachers and those portrayed as "...experts in religious law" as being spiritually counterfeit.   The allegation of Jesus' words is seen in the fact that there exists what he called a Key of Knowledge -- and when this Key of Knowledge is properly applied, then the person possesses the ability to enter the Inner Kingdom -- the portal of which is within the seekers own mind and being.   And this fact is presented in the words that Jesus said to the Jewish authorities: "...For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering."    Thus, the objective of a Spiritual Religion is to reveal and properly apply the Key of Knowledge in such a way, that the person gains access to the Kingdom -- which Kingdom Jesus said was equally within each of us (see Luke 17:20-21 @ ).   And the fact that the carnal Jews who, in their very limited and carnal understanding of the scriptures, was teaching the people to look for the Kingdom of God to come outwardly upon the earth -- in the same way that Christians today look for the Second Coming -- it is seen that the leaders of both the Jews and the Christians had in fact hidden and thrown away the Key of Knowledge.   Failing to fulfill the requirement of entering the Inner Kingdom themselves -- which by definition made them blind guides who "...prevent others from entering."  And because the Church followed in the footsteps of the Pharisees, and itself threw away the Key of Knowledge under Roman rule, these same words apply to modern Christians as much as the Jews who Jesus rejected and condemned.
Throughout man's history the counterfeit religious leaders who acted in collusion with secular authorities perpetually hunted down the adherents of Spiritual Religion -- declaring them to be heretics.   In the Middle Ages they held Inquisitions where the faith and belief of the people were tested -- and those who failed the test, were tortured and put to death.   One such example is the case of Giordano Bruno who openly taught the reincarnation of the soul -- (quoting) "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation).   And his position on the soul is further presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression" (Giordano Bruno quoted in Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery; Cranston/Head, editors).    Thus, on the higher reality of the soul Bruno wrote: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge."   Further stating that: "This principle in man moves and governs the body, is superior to the body, and cannot be constrained by it."  It is Spirit, the Real Self, "in which, from which and through which are formed the different bodies, which have to pass through different kinds of existences, names and destinies."   Giordano Bruno taught that the Law of Reincarnation is indissolubly connected with its twin doctrine of Karma, or "High Justice" -- stating that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body."   In his Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante, which was published in 1584, Bruno described the condition of a soul who had misused its opportunities on earth, saying that such a soul would be "relegated back to another body, and should not expect to be entrusted with the government and administration of a better dwelling if it had conducted itself badly in the conduct of a previous one."   Thus explaining that there are certain individuals whose "soul-flame" has burned more brightly with each succeeding incarnation, leading them by gradual stages to perfection. "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits."   With respect to the existence and reality of the Inner Teacher that exists within the self of every person, Bruno wrote that: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (quoted in Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno : Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600 (1913) by Coulson Turnbull).
Perhaps more importantly is the fact that Giordano Bruno can be used as a demonstration of those Christians who did not subscribe to the dogma of Pagan Rome (see Giordano Bruno).   Quoting the article to present the concepts of cosmology which was foundational to Bruno's positions: "Bruno believed (and praised Copernicus for establishing a scientific explanation for the fact) that the Earth revolves around the sun, and that the apparent diurnal rotation of the heavens is an illusion caused by the rotation of the Earth around its axis. Bruno also held (following Nicholas of Cusa) that because God is infinite the universe would reflect this fact in boundless immensity. Bruno also asserted that the stars in the sky were really other suns like our own, around which orbited other planets. He indicated that support for such beliefs in no way contradicted scripture or true religion  ...Under this model, the Sun was simply one more star, and the stars all suns, each with its own planets. Bruno saw a solar system of a sun/star with planets as the fundamental unit of the universe. According to Bruno, infinite God necessarily created an infinite universe, formed of an infinite number of solar systems, separated by vast regions full of Aether, because empty space could not exist. (Bruno did not arrive at the concept of a galaxy.) Comets were part of a synodus ex mundis of stars, and not—as other authors maintained at the time—ephemeral creations, divine instruments, or heavenly messengers. Each comet was a world, a permanent celestial body, formed of the four elements.   Bruno's cosmology is marked by infinitude, homogeneity, and isotropy, with planetary systems distributed evenly throughout. Matter follows an active animistic principle: it is intelligent and discontinuous in structure, made up of discrete atoms. This animism (and a corresponding disdain for mathematics as a means to understanding) is the most dramatic respect in which Bruno's cosmology differs from what today passes for a common-sense picture of the universe.  During the later 16th century, and throughout the 17th century, Bruno's ideas were held up for ridicule, debate, or inspiration. Margaret Cavendish, for example, wrote an entire series of poems against "atoms" and "infinite worlds" in Poems and Fancies in 1664. Bruno's true, if partial, rehabilitation would have to wait for the implications of Newtonian cosmology."
In the presentation of the esoteric knowledge that was revealed to the inner core of Jesus' disciples, I greatly expand upon the reality of matter and cosmology of mind throughout this present article in order to present an enlightened picture that must be considered if the disciple is to begin to seek and manifest their true spiritual potential.   In the same way that much of the body of this esoteric Knowledge (Gnosis) was revealed to me by the True Prophet/Son of God, the question becomes: Was Giordano Bruno put to death for expressing the Knowledge that the Inner Logos/Son of God revealed to him directly?   Which means that Giordano Bruno -- as was the case of countless other Spiritual Christians -- was persecuted because he attempted to present to the people important esoteric truths that they must have an understanding of, in order to bring about the fulfillment of the Gospel Objectives within themselves.  
While Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake by the Church of Rome, the leaders of the Protestant Reformation were no different in their war on spirituality.   Michael Servetus, a Spanish theologian, Quoting the Wikipedia: "In 1553 Servetus published yet another religious work with further anti-trinitarian views. It was entitled Christianismi Restitutio, a work that sharply rejected the idea of predestination and the idea that God condemned souls to Hell regardless of worth or merit. God, insisted Servetus, condemns no one who does not condemn himself through thought, word or deed.  ...At his trial, Servetus was condemned on two counts, for spreading and preaching Nontrinitarianism and anti-paedobaptism (anti-infant baptism).  Of paedobaptism Servetus had said, 'It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.'   ...In his first two books( De trinitatis erroribus, and Dialogues on the Trinity plus the supplementary De Iustitia Regni Christi) Servetus rejected the classical conception of the Trinity, stating that it was not based on the Bible. He argued that it arose from teachings of (Greek) philosophers, and he advocated a return to the simplicity of the Gospels and the teachings of the early Church Fathers that he believed pre-dated the development of Nicene trinitarianism. Servetus hoped that the dismissal of the trinitarian dogma would make Christianity more appealing to believers in Judaism and Islam, which had preserved the unity of God in their teachings. According to Servetus, trinitarians had turned Christianity into a form of "tritheism", or belief in three gods."
While Michael Servetus did not possess the factual evidence in the form of copies of the pre-Nicene biblical texts and writings of the earliest of Church Fathers which proved that, from an original Gospel perspective, Jesus became the Messiah/Christ at his baptism in the Jordan (see ), the fact is that he was correct.   And his opposition to Church dogma was Spiritual Truth vs manmade dogmatic error that inflicted grave harm upon the body of faith-based believing Christians.   Opposed by both John Calvin and Martin Luther, Michael Servetus was sentenced to burning a slow death for his alleged anti-Trinitarian heresy -- which is easily demonstrated to be false (see The Insertion Of The Doctrine Of The Trinity).    But of equal importance was the validity of the positions which he embraced in opposition to the dogma of Calvin and Luther with respect to predestination.   In the declaration of the Roman Emperor Constantine that Jesus was God -- which dogmatic position is in direct opposition to the original unedited Gospel accounts (see ) -- and the later decree on the part of the Roman Emperor Justinian anathematizing the teachings of the pre-existent soul (see The Journey Of The Pre-Existent Soul) -- it has become impossible for the Christian world to understand the biblical doctrine of predestination (see The Laws That Perfect Mankind).    And by virtue of this removal of perhaps the most predominant and important teaching is the scriptures, it is impossible for the Christian world to understand How Jesus Became The Son Of God -- and the path that each believer and follower of Jesus must themselves walk in order to bring about the next stage of birth within themselves, and accomplish the journey in TheWay.   Thus, the reality of the Church in conflict and opposition to the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, is portrayed in the words: "These things I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling.  They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God" (John 16:1-2 NAS).   The adherents of Spiritual Religion are Gnostics, because they utilize the Key of Knowledge to gain access into the inner Kingdom, and learn from the One Teacher which has traditionally been called the Logos/Son of God (see Logos).     In contradistinction, the counterfeit religious leaders who have thrown away the Key of Knowledge, always portray themselves as Orthodox -- in the manner of despotic communist regimes which always portray themselves as The People's Republic of....   At the founding of the United States, many who walked the more spiritual path of the Gnostics were known as Deists -- and some were associated with the Masons.   
  The Foundation Of The Age Of Enlightenment: To understand what has been called The Age Of Enlightenment, you must first understand the background and journey of men such as Giordano Bruno and his source of knowledge as presented in the above.    Because few understand man's true source of knowledge -- or man's ability to tap into a Core Source of Knowledge that reveals All Truths to the mind of the seeker -- it is often suggested that Bruno was speculating with respect to his knowledge of cosmology and the cosmos.   They attempt to reason that man at that time did not possess the technology to fully observe the movement of the heavenly bodies in the universe.   Yet, when rightly understood, nothing could be further from the truth.   Moreover, the men of Wisdom and Reason who vehemently opposed the Church, were in fact the true Christians who opposed the counterfeit Church which was a secularized institution built upon the folly of the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).    That Deists such as Thomas Jefferson understood this reality, is demonstrated in a letter to Benjamin Rush where he wrote with respect to his religion:  "To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other".     
When the Roman Emperor Constantine annexed and took control of the Christian Church -- dictating acceptable doctrines of belief, and editing the New Testament to support the dogma what was forced upon Christianity -- the true Spiritual Christians who refused to adhere to the religion of the emperor were hunted down as heretics -- and their more pure copies of the scriptures destroyed.   While the Ebionite Nazirenes and many of the groups of Spiritual Christians came together and hid away seven (7) libraries of scriptures (see Pure Scriptures Still Exist), other copies of scriptures were hidden away from the secularized Roman Church within each of the monasteries.     In many instances, the various Inquisitions that took place was to hunt down and destroy the Spiritual Christians who kept their base of operations and community within many of the monasteries.  
It remains virtually impossible to comprehend the source of the wisdom and knowledge of The Age of the Enlightenment, without understanding that these more pure copies of scriptures which were preserved within each of the monasteries did not teach the Truth -- but rather, revealed the means to tap into the Source of Truth within each person.   When men such as Giordano Bruno made reference to the traditions of the teachers before him (see Spiritual Religion), this was an acknowledgment of the esoteric body of knowledge that had been preserved in many of the monastic orders.    When Bruno wrote of the "Soul-Flame" that exists within each individual -- stating that "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"  -- the pure and original Gospel teachings revealed the means for each person to begin to tap into this Inner Source Of Divine Light.   And the Wisdom which evolved out of The Age Of The Enlightenment, was the product of the vision and knowledge of those who had learned to tap into this Inner Source of Knowledge -- to whatever degree each was able to.
Why do some men possess a greater capacity to Know Higher Truth than others?   This question is also easily answered in the writings of Giordano Bruno where he wrote that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body."    What this of course means is that each person reaps the results of the accomplishments of the previous lifetimes that their soul has lived.   Those who seek Truth, inherit the potential to acquire a higher level of Truth in the future lifetimes which their soul lives.   Those who acquiesce and subscribe to the very limited dogma of man's religious, philosophical and educational institutions -- failing to seek the Truth within themselves, while adopting the speculation of others -- all fail to not only develop themselves, but also inhibit their potential to even tap into this Inner Source of Truth that each man and woman as the divine offspring of Creator-God has access to as a birth-right.    And thus, in the words of Bruno: "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits."   
The Theist perspective of God which as been traditionally promoted by the Church, states that man is separate from God.   Whereas, the original Gospel teachings portray man as the prodigal son who has become lost in this world, and is the divine offspring of Creator-God.   All the ancient men of vision and wisdom were Deists -- all understood that the soul of man is a unique expression of Creator-God that is in the process of evolving      As stated in the encyclopedia article on Deism: "Deistic thinking has existed since ancient times" -- and when rightly understood, Theistic thinking is based upon an immature perception and understanding of man's higher soul and spiritual reality.    When the encyclopedia portrays Deistic thinking as having existed since ancient times, what they are making reference to is the teaching that the Logos or Mind of God, dwells within each individual person -- and this parallels the Gospel account of Jesus' command to seek out the One Teacher (see The One Teacher/True Prophet).   And thus, when visionaries within the Church such as Giordano Bruno taught that "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"  he was building this foundation upon the most Pure of Original Gospel Teachings that were suppressed by the later Church which promoted the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).    When Thomas Jefferson declared himself a Christian who rejected the dogmatic opium of "priestcraft" and the corruptions of the Roman Emperors -- i.e., "To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself..."  -- Jefferson was in fact expressing the obligation of every True Christian to reject and rid themselves of the corrupting dogma of men and a return to the Core Gospel Principles.  
One of the primary factors that Enlightenment is dependent upon, is the proper foundational mindset that has the potential to initiate what the first Christians portrayed as the Heightening And Expansion Of Mind.    If the foundational framework is not in place, then no progress can be achieved -- as stated by Thomas Jefferson: "Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong" (Notes on Virginia, 1782).   And from this perspective, the Atheist who proclaims that there is nothing more or beyond what is seen with one's physical senses -- or only what is physically seen is real -- is the blind man "...who believes what is wrong"    Further, the true Deist who understands the Laws of Nature and the Higher Reality of Nature's God, understands that he must use what is seen as a catalyst to perceive and comprehend the larger picture that the Atheist and spiritually immature Theist is blind to.   Moreover, the path of Enlightenment is manifest in opening up the mind and senses to this greater picture that the Atheist and spiritually immature Theist are incapable of perceiving or even grasping the reality of.   And in this respect, the Age Of Enlightenment that gave birth to both the Deist and the Constitution of the United States, was the fruit of developing this greater insight through the expansion and evolution of the centers of mind that enabled the Enlightened Spiritual Visionary to see beyond the limited images danced upon the stage of life.
In the previous chapters on The Law Of Octaves and The Organic Limits Of Linear Thought, I demonstrate that modern physics has not only proven the Atheist to be in grave error with respect to their position that there is nothing beyond what is seen with one's physical senses, but have also proven the Mystic and Enlightened Visionary correct where they state that "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV).   Which is exactly what visionaries such as Giordano Bruno witnesses to be the Source of his knowledge.   Thus, at the foregoing subheading the modern physicist is quoted as stating: Einstein (see Science Proves Religion) expressed shock when he stated: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.   In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.”   Which confirms what Einstein wrote in analysis that “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics) -- and the words of physicist Walter Thirring who wrote that modern physics “…has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field(Urbausteine der Materie).   
Why is this important?   Because everything that we observe with our physical senses -- everything that we experience -- has its beginning and cause in what the scientist now understands to be the (Etheric) Field -- which is a reality that the linear senses of man is blind to, but can be perceived and understood only as organic man begins to develop his latent Intuitive areas of mind that in most of mankind has remained atrophied and undeveloped.   What this means is that the Age Of Enlightenment grew out of the extended vision of Mystics such as Giordano Bruno and others who were able to tap into the Source, and perceive that not only was the Church the product of a bogus fraud that was being perpetrated upon the people -- but because they had thrown away what the Gospels portrayed as the Key Of Knowledge, the counterfeit shepherds ("priestcraft") within the leadership of the Church were both blind to the true meaning of the scriptures, but also all of life itself.   Hidden and preserved within the monasteries was copies of more pure scriptures that not only revealed the more important spiritual truths that were edited out of the Bible by the minions of the Roman Emperors who ruled the Church -- but when the Key Of Knowledge was properly applied, instructed the reader on the Natural Laws that had to be overcome in order to prevail over the organic limitations of the physical mind which blinded the seeker to the reality of the (Etheric) Field that modern physicists have proven exists as the Source of all events and realities of this world.  
Of course visionaries such as Giordano Bruno and the core men and women of the Age of Enlightenment believed in reincarnation -- because in their development of these latent attributes of mind, they were able to observe the source of events in their present lives as being initiated in previous lifetimes their soul had lived.   Both Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson knew that the Church which they opposed was a fraud, because they had themselves lived as disciples and followers of the historical man Jesus.   And when Thomas Jefferson said of the man Jesus that he "...ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other". -- Jefferson knew for sure that in accord with the original teachings that had been corrupted and suppressed by the Church, the historical man Jesus was not the third part of the Trinitarian God -- but rather, a man who prevailed over the Laws, and achieved Oneness with the Divine Mind which is called the Logos/Son of God (see    Thus, the core visionaries who formed the bedrock of the Age Of Enlightenment which opposed the fraud of the Church, were able themselves to develop the necessary Intuitive spheres of mind that enabled them to perceive a higher vision of reality which the leaders of the Church were all blind to.    Why?   In the same way that the Atheist is incapable of seeing the Source of the things seen outwardly because they have blinded themselves by virtue of their lack of development of the Intuitive spheres of mind, so too has the blind faith-based believers who embrace the great error of the dogma of Roman Emperors of the Church.   If the original Gospels were true, and the historical man Jesus was not God incarnate -- but rather, a man who prevailed over the Laws of Nature and Creation to achieve Oneness with God -- which is the Ultimate Destiny of all of mankind -- then the dogmatic opium of the Church was the very cause of Christian blindness which the core visionaries in the Age of Enlightenment vehemently opposed as the embodiment of evil that shackled mankind to a Spiritual Diaspora of profound ignorance and abject suffering.    
If it is true -- as the modern physicist affirms -- that everything in this life that we see with our physical eyes, and experience has a preexisting cause in the (Etheric) Field -- and what we observe in the Field I have portrayed as the Source of what we see -- then what we have is conformation of what physicist Walter Thirring stated in his book, Urbausteine der Materie where he wrote about matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”   One of the primary realities that science has to come to terms with in order to advance beyond their present level, is the fact that physical matter is the result of the forces which intersect in the Etheric Field coming together, causing what Walter Thirring above describes as a "blemish" that we observe with our organic physical senses.   And the folly of carnal man is his assertion that what he sees is all there is -- when in fact without the conscious development of the latent Intuitive spheres of mind, man in his organic "natural" condition is virtually blind to the whole picture that Nature presents to him. 
The enigma of the limits of man's physical senses was noted by Albert Einstein who concluded with respect to man's dilemma when he stated: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."    And what the Enlightened Visionary has warned is that because man's religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions "...have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift" -- thus, blinding mankind to the underlying cause of all that man sees and experiences in this world, man remains perpetually lost and blind in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- or what the philosopher portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave (see Cave) -- is the inherent blindness of the undeveloped organic mind of man in his natural condition.        
If the physicist is correct, and everything that we observe in this physical world is the downstream effect of the forces that first manifest in the (Etheric) Field -- then what we are observing is varying frequencies of thought that allegorically appear different to us.   Quoting from the Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter: In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”   Which is why the Gospel of Thomas declares: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest." 
The illusions of Plato's Cave -- or the blindness of what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being (see Outer Darkness) -- is all the effect of .   "...The brain [being] a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe” -- and only perceiving that spectrum of Thought which appears to be physically manifest in the objects we observe with our bodily senses -- which provides us a very fragmented and partial perception of the Whole.   Which means that the scriptures -- and especially those copies that were hidden away form the political leadership of the Church and kept safeguarded in many of the monasteries -- when the Key Of Knowledge was properly applied, were in fact text-books which presented the Laws and Forces of the Cosmology of the seeker/disciples one Mind, which had to be developed in order to overcome man's natural organic limitations.   And only in coming to fulfill the adage to Know Thyself, could the seeker then apply the same the Key Of Knowledge to the Laws and Forces of Nature and the Natural World, and connect directly with what Giordano Bruno portrays as the Light of the Soul within man himself.     
If we pose the question: What esoteric base of knowledge could possibly be concealed within the written text of the allegorical scriptures which the linear mind of man remains a virtual stranger to?   Let me quote from an article written by Dr. Stanislav Grof entitled Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research, wherein the Dr. writes: "It is hard to imagine that Western academic circles will continue indefinitely ignoring, censoring, and misinterpreting all the extraordinary evidence that has in the past been amassed in the study of various forms of holotropic states of consciousness. Sooner or later, they will have to face the challenge of the new data and accept their far-reaching theoretical and practical implications. I firmly believe that in not too distant future the old materialistic world view will be replaced by a new comprehensive vision of reality, which will integrate modern science with spirituality and Western
pragmatism with ancient wisdom. I have no doubt that it will include as an important element the new revolutionary understanding of consciousness, human nature, and the nature of reality that has emerged from the study of holotropic state"
    That the traditional linear-perception of Creation which is based on Darwinism has long been proven to be a grave error and intellectual void has caused man's philosophers and traditional scientists to cling to what can only be portrayed as flat-earth fossilized conclusions as presented in the words: “The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness.  It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination (William A. Tiller, Materials Sciences Department, Stanford University).
What is a holotropic state?   As defined in the Wikipedia: "Holotropic Breathwork is a practice that uses breathing and other elements to allow access to non-ordinary states for the purpose of self-exploration. It was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. and Christina Grof, Ph.D. Holotropic breathing has some similarities to rebirthing-breathwork, but was developed independently".   What it is, is the traditional rhythmic breath-work used by Mystics since the very dawn of time itself.   But interestingly enough, Dr. Grof futher explains: "The content of holotropic states is often spiritual or mystical. We can experience sequences of psychological death and rebirth and a broad spectrum of transpersonal phenomena, such as feelings of oneness with other people, nature, the universe, and God. We might uncover what seem to be memories from other incarnations, encounter powerful archetypal beings, communicate with discarnate entities, and visit numerous mythological landscapes. Holotropic experiences of this kind are the main source of cosmologies, mythologies, philosophies, and religious systems describing the spiritual nature of the cosmos and of existence. They are the key for understanding the ritual and spiritual life of humanity from shamanism and sacred ceremonies of aboriginal tribes to the great religions of the world."   Which confirms not only the account of Giordano Bruno that "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"  -- but also the assertion of the Gospel as presented in the article on the Key Of Knowledge  where it states:
While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.
In the Bible translation known as The Message, the above reality of Jesus' words with respect to the usage of the Key of Knowledge is portrayed in true clarity.   In this translation when Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him and said: "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32 TheMessage) -- and once again, neither Christian or Jew who have thrown away the Key of Knowledge can understand these words which are of the utmost importance.   Jesus didn't say that they would believe the truth -- or that they would discern what they believed would be dogmatic truth out of the scriptures or some book written by other men -- but rather, Jesus conveyed to them that if they follow in TheWay, that they "...will experience for yourselves the truth...and it is this SELF-EXPERIENCED TRUTH that ...will free you" from the error and ignorance that consumes the people of this world -- and especially the blind guides who portray themselves as rabbis,  teachers, clergy, religious leaders and authorities.
Giordano Bruno was the product of the original Gospel teachings that the Church of Rome has suppressed since the fourth century -- and he was an example of the core visionaries of the Age of Enlightenment who opposed counterfeit corrupted Christianity that was the dogmatic opium of The Religion Of Roman Emperors which had been forcefully imposed upon the people by the power of the sword.   When the Enlightened Deists portrayed the written text of the scriptures as "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) -- this wasn't their opinion.   Why?   Because the core visionaries had access to the Source that Bruno wrote about -- which was the same Source that the historical man Jesus said to seek out as your ONLY teacher (see The True Prophet).   When they portrayed what has come to be known as the Clockwork Universe (see Theist/Deist Perception Of Creation), this wasn't based upon their opinion.   Why? The reality of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God had been revealed to them directly from the Source of all Truth.   When Giordano Bruno made reference to cosmic realities of the universe that some have reasoned must have been speculation -- because the technology did not exist in that time-frame to observe the heavenly bodies in the manner that we can at present.   Bruno's critics were of course wrong, because man has the potential to access all knowledge first hand by opening the inner "narrow strait gate" to his soul and the Inner Kingdom.    When Benjamin Franklin and other Deists made reference to a life beyond this physical existence and even the cycles of life which is commonly called reincarnation (see, this assertion wasn't based upon blind belief or idle speculation -- because as a seeker draws nearer to their unmanifest soul (see, the ability to access the previous lives which their soul has lived becomes as fruit that is the natural condition of a healthy tree.     And this is why visionaries such as Giordano Bruno maintained that "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation).  
Traditionally, even in the pre-Nicene Church the teachings on the pre-existent soul was not openly taught to the immature believers of the simple-faith (see The Christian Secret Doctrine).  In the words of St. Jerome (340-420): “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged”   Turning to the historian, this ultra important element to the equation of life that was rejected and suppressed by The Religion Of Roman Emperors, is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul (see The Journey Of The Pre-Existent Soul).
In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity, published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse, which portrayed the Church as a "secret system" which taught the elect the doctrine of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, while teaching the unenlightened entry-level Christians the doctrine of Heaven and Hell.    It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church.   Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   Among the official reply to Celsus by the Church is this teaching: "Is it not rational that souls should be introduced into bodies, in accordance with their merits and previous deeds, and that those who have used their bodies in doing the utmost possible good should have the right to bodies endowed with qualities superior to the bodies of others?... The soul, which is immaterial and invisible in its nature, exists in no material place without having a body suited to the nature of that place; accordingly, it at one time puts off one body, which was necessary before, but which is no longer adequate in its changed state, and it exchanges it for a second".   And in his famed work De Principiis the Church Father Origen explains: "The soul has neither beginning nor end... Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life.  Its place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor is determined by its previous merits or demerits. Its work in this world determines its place in the world which is to follow this..."   This was the official position and doctrine of the Christianity prior to the take-over of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in the year 325AD.   And the teachings of Origen and the Church Fathers on the pre-existent soul were embraced until being condemned by the Emperor Justinian in the year 553.   Because the Church since the Roman take-over has embraced the manmade doctrines of the Emperors who ruled over the Church and its accepted doctrines of belief, the faithful flock has remained entry-level and spiritually disenfranchised throughout the intervening centuries.    But this was not the case of the True Spiritual Christians who had access to more pure copies of scriptures, and hid from the Church authorities in monasteries where they were able to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind that provided them access to the Inner Source of Truth that the original Gospel taught to seek out.   And thus, it was this body of Spiritual Christians who the Church continually hunted down as heretics such as Giordano Bruno, that served as the spiritual bed-rock to the Age of Enlightenment, as well as the body of Deists who formed the foundational framework of the U.S. Constitution.
From a purely scientific perspective, based upon the finding of the physicists quoted above -- and especially that of Walter Thirring who wrote about the nature of matter from the perspective of the findings of modern physics that “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”   From this perspective, it would be impossible for life to begin in the "...disturbance of the perfect state of the field" that the physicist now perceives as a "blemish" in the intersecting forces of the Field -- because the source of what we observe with our physical senses is in the Field -- i.e., "...Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”    And those Enlightened Visionaries who embraced the original Gospel teaching that were suppressed by the Church of Rome -- and developed the Intuitive spheres of mind in the manner of Giordano Bruno and all the mystic visionaries -- were able to access the knowledge of how the pre-existent soul impresses an embryonic image into the body at conception (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image) -- thereby proving the modern physicist correct in his assertion that the Field is the Source of what we observe through the limited vision and perception of our physical senses of the body-vessel.  

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