And… more to the point… do you know what the difference is? My point is this: It is quite possible to be an “intellectual” Christian, and not possess an awakened Spirit Within yourself. And it is not possible to be a Gnostic until one’s Soul has awakened to the Gnostic Reality Within oneself. Let me try to illustrate my point.
The “Path of Christianity” is for a normal human being to awaken to the Spiritual dimension hidden Within oneself. Now, this awakening is for the Soul and it is personal, and the awakening is not due to the sect, religion, or group to which one belongs. A Soul is “ready” to begin awakening when that Soul has accumulated a sufficient amount of “C’etc” [or the Virtues of Life,or Consciousness].
And the person whose Soul is ready… may be of any race, ethnic background, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, or young or old? Again, to truly comprehend the workings of the Spirit and the Soul of Man, one must be open to more of what Man is? Alas, this itself requires a certain level of Enlightenment that most people do not possess. It also requires one to step outside of the fears and prejudices one has been taught.
The term “Consciousness” is thought to be known by many educated people. But, what they believe they KNOW about Consciousness consists of Abstract ideas meant to fool a person into believing that he or she “knows” things that he or she has not actually experienced. And I refer to this process… and the information this process provides as Delusional Thinking, or “D-Think”. And D-Think are thoughts fed to the Left-Hemisphere of the brain by ones MIND.
But if you are not familiar with your MIND [which many are not] that is yet another area of the unknown that must be addressed before we can properly discuss any of what this blog is about. And isn’t that a strange thing for me to write? I mean, who do I imagine myself to be… that I would suggest those reading this might not be able to understanding what I am pointing to with my writing? Well, since I KNOW what I am writing, and I also KNOW that what I am writing “about” cannot be conveyed by the words I am using… does what I just said make sense?
That is… the term “Esoteric” refers to phenomena which cannot be perceived by the brain and physical senses. This means that there are physical phenomena and there are invisible phenomena. The brain can experience the physical phenomena, but the brain cannot experience phenomena that is not physical. And being non-physical, such Esoteric phenomena are invisible to the brain and physical senses.
Generally speaking, Man refers to the Esoteric phenomena of Life as either the “unknown,” or we coin or create words or labels to stand for,or point to that which we cannot perceive with our physical senses. These terms, labels or symbols are called “Abstract words, terms, labels or symbols”.
One example of this is the word “Soul”. No one on Earth has seen a Soul. And yet, most people believe they “know” what the Soul is. What causes us to “think” we know something we really do not know… is our MINDs. And even the term MIND is an “Abstract Term”. That is, many people confuse the term brain and the term MIND as being one in the same. People do this because BS&bp [Behavioral Science and the oxymoron ‘behavioral psychology’] has no idea what the difference between the brain and the MIND is. And so, those people trained in “psychology” by those in change of BS&bp [at least since the early 1900s], receive no training in the subject of Psychology that was given to the world by the ancient Greeks, some 2,000 years ago.
The result of this is that Western civilization has received less and less education regarding the whole of Man for over a century. And this denial of three-quarters of the whole of Man has had a deleterious impact on removing the West from the whole of Man. This impact has been gradual, and thus subtle, but it has also been substantial. With no training in either the MIND, or any of the many Esoteric phenomena that exist ‘Within’ Man, it would not be surprising that today, in 2016, mankind knows less about the whole human being that we did a century ago. Today, it is not uncommon to have many educated individuals completely unaware of the MIND, or how important it is in understanding Man?
But that is just an aspect of a giant problem Man has on this Earth. At the Core of this problem is the term “Intelack” [defined Here].
Peace, Brother James