Fall of consciousness and evolution
After the fall of Man and fall of Consciousness knowledge of God was lost.
The soul seeking involution then knows which way to go, and is lost no longer in maya.
Only in the realm of maya can duality exist: in the unity of absolute being, consciousness and joy, dualities cannot exist.
Owing to polarity the mind is led to express itself outwardly, and to enter in contact with the world of duality — creation, or maya.
The Vedic scriptures declare that the physical world operates under one fundamental law of maya, the principle of relativity and duality.
Because reincarnating starseeded humans were trapped and could not maintain themselves in cosmic Oneness, they have always struggled with the fragmented energies of duality.
We can begin to see that the testimony of our five senses is an oppressive tyrant that perpetually seeks to crush the idea that we are all, at the core, absolutely one and inseparable. The feeling of oneness fully contradicts what we have learned from the time we were children about who we are and what the world is. For this reason, oneness or non-duality (non-duality means that there is not the duality of a separate “me” and a separate “God” and a separate “world”) is very difficult for most of us to accept, and Jesus knew this. Few will even agree to consider such a possibility because it means surrendering what we now hold to be precious. Non-duality is to the ego as salt is to a slug. To a worldly person, the proposition of non-duality is laughable. A worldly person sees only through the five senses and, therefore, sees only diversity. Think of the spectrum of vibrations beginning with physical objects and ending with cosmic rays. This spectrum is really a seamless progression of vibrations from slow to fast, big to small. There are no hard lines that can be drawn to segment this seamless whole. Like the colors in a rainbow, there are no hard edges where one color stops and another begins. The five senses perceive only fragments or sections of this seamless whole of vibrations. Thus, the illusion of separateness or fragmentation appears in the mind.
“The (alien) group” requires that we don’t develop our natural psychic senses (open the third eye and learn yoga science of liberation), because this would give us the ability to see beyond “the veil of ignorance” that’s been set in place around us for eons and thousends of years. With our natural psychic senses fully developed, we would begin to intuitively become aware of their presence and the lies that have distorted our perceptions of ourselves and our world for so long. Recognizing and developing our psychic abilities would free us from the clutches of any deceptions that they have used against us for most of our history. It has been deeply ingrained into the social fabric to doubt and even ridicule anyone who purports to have psychic powers. The commonly held belief that we don’t have these abilities is by itself the greatest impediment to our being able to develop and use them. The heart center is surrounded by what has been called the “veil of tears,” and it is the last veil to be cleared on the path of enlightenment. We learn then to see beyond the illusion and limitations of ordinary reality.
To remove ignorance requires knowledge. This removal takes the form of a fragmented mental cognition.
The archon system is designed to keep us enthralled in their system and ignorant of how the universe actually works.
They don’t want us to know this information, because if we did, we would walk through the prison bars and free ourselves from the prison (the matrix)
If we don’t look beyond the veil of maya, we are lost in a dream-world
Consciousness is the awareness of being aware of the program.
Ignorance masks your Divinity like a green mantle of moss covering the surface of a lake. Push the moss aside and the crystal clear water appears. Pull your hand away, the mantle again covers the water. Suddenly sweeping away the moss in this manner only temporarily reveals the clear water. To reveal the clear water permanently one must remove the moss little by little. As you take a little moss out, the mantle becomes thinner. Consistently continue the process and you will permanently clear the entire lake. Many ill-informed people adopt temporary ways and means of clearing the moss of ignorance in themselves. But such methods only push the moss aside. At best they may provide solace for a while but they do not take them towards the ultimate experience of eternal peace and bliss. Only taking in knowledge of the Self, such as the scriptures teach, removes the veil of ignorance and reveals the Self.
The Earthly Life Mind is immersed in the maya-hypnotized existence, remains in ignorance, deeming himself to be a physical being. The maya-hypnotized ego creates the distortions of reality or distortions of the powers within. The first distortion-error that man has made is believing that power is outside him, the second distortion-error is made through believing in the dying nature of man, and not the undying nature of the real Self/Soul. The third error-distortion of man´s mind is not limited by his physical body, although he usually thinks it is. But it is the intellect and the ego that bind him there. The human body system and chakra system has “three knots”. These knots are found within the energetic interior of our psychic system. They are problematic because they bind us in a state of ignorance, distort everything we experience, and lock up our wisdom. These mind-errors is the mind-illusions that distorts reality. Another term for illusions is “maya” and the “dream state” of the mind is the maya-hypnotized mind.
The result of the fall of man or fall of consciousness was; the world splits into two, or it creates two worlds out of one. This other world is the Matrix, and this is the “dreamworld”. This other world is the matrix and to keep humankind captivated in this matrix it is full of manipulations and illusions for the mind.
The earthly kingdom controlled by the archons enslaved man in darkness and ignorance by the power of fate or destiny.
Computers have taken over the world and manipulated people’s brains so they believe they’re living normal lives. The computer-generated dream world keeps the human population content and incapable of fighting for their freedom.
Both subconscious and conscious ‘five-sense’ mind were subject to the manipulation of this now self-aware ‘entity’ that the Matrix had become. The reason why the Matrix projection needs the energy of fear to empower itself is because it is fear, self-aware fear. These fears keep us locked in the matrix, the morphogenetic grids of our awareness, of our active consciousness. It is also our collective consciousness that induces fears into others.
In the mass consciousness of slaves and drags down the bravest individuals to the level of cowardice of the most cowardly in … When a brave individual struggles to break free from this slave consciousness
… as the human family developed, its original unity with the cosmos began to be veiled in darkness. The process involved working through three states of consciousness, which led them from spiritual heights into the depths of the earth … It was from these depths that the individual has the possibility to find the original forces for the unfolding of freedom. Thus the human soul went through phases that could be described as ‘sleeping’, ‘dreaming’ and beginning to ‘awake’.’
You must first bring your thoughts down below, and then you can ascend on high. In your thoughts, you must descend and ascend many times. This is because you must come down before you can go up. When you descend, that is when you gain power. When you go up once again, you are then able to ascend to a still higher level.
Ascent without descent, evolution without involution is unthinkable
The whole play of Creation is a two-way journey: a descending journey or Involution and an ascending journey or Evolution.
Earthly man is not livin in the Universal Consciousness Indeed”, he does not have a conscious awareness of the Universal Consciousness.
The Universal Consciousness is the energy that bridges the linear world of man with the energy of the Spirit Realm. The Universal Consciousness is the energy that is accessed through the use of the higher self, the intuitive mind. It is this Universal consciousness energy stream that connects the spirit of man in its physical manifestation with the Spirit of God. The thoughts of man and the activities of man are controlled by the consciousness level within the mind of man. As man has evolved, his change in consciousness has been clearly visible in the change of his life pattern. If you will go back in history and review the knowledge available regarding the primitive man, and compare that information with the man and Earth that you know today, you will be able to clearly understand the evolution that man is experiencing. For every man there is a different level of consciousness. This level of consciousness expands and grows with each life experience. Man can look at himself today and yesterday and see the dramatic changes that he has made within. These changes of consciousness are always manifested in the actions of man within the physical world.
To know the nature of mind we must understand the processes of involution and evolution. The Creative Mind, God, acting upon itself, initiates the process of involution, and the result of involution is not form but consciousness.
The soul seeking involution then knows which way to go, and is lost no longer in maya.
A ‘creative involution’ both breaks free from a linear model of evolution, as a tree, say, evolution progressing towards or culminating in an end, a telos, usually ‘man’ or humanity, and from a diminution or contraction, a degeneration, in favour of multiple reinventions and regenerations. Such an interplay or paradox between deterioration and regeneration concludes (if that is the word), or at least brings to a close the narrative process, with its copulative flow, the incessant commas of the dream sequence, the fringe of consciousness.
Aurobindo constantly refers to seven planes of existence.
But be believes that evolution cannot be understood unless we first grasp the process of involution.
The process of evolution or the ascending scale is preceded by involution that represents the descending scale.
Basically, Teilhard de Chardin is saying that consciousness at different levels is permeating the universe, and that when it reaches, in its involution, the human stage, it then becomes spirit and, in a way, creates its own universe.
Everything started with eating.
Our journey begins in the allegorical Garden of Eden — the ultimate expression of the ‘radiant energy of Creation’, familiar in world mythology.
According to Ramtha’s cosmology, there are seven planes of existence corresponding to seven levels of consciousness and energy. These seven levels were created through the process of involution or self-reflection of consciousness. The physical universe belongs to the first plane, Hertzian, the slowest energy frequency. The second plane corresponds to social consciousness and infrared frequency, the third plane to conscious awareness and visible light, the fourth plane to bridge consciousness and ultraviolet blue, the fifth plane to superconsciousness and x-ray, the sixth plane to hyperconsciousness and gamma ray, and the seventh plane to ultraconsciousness and Infinite Unknown frequency. For a full exposition of Ramtha’s seven levels of consciousness and energy and the process of involution and evolution
The Nothing and the Everything
The evolutionary direction is in the expansion of awareness and experience of transcendence. In this process, involution and going towards the centre of one’s own Being becomes an important intermediary stage. The experimental procedures and the stages of awareness become more subtle as one descends into the consciousness domain with an inward directed meditative technique.
The descent of Consciousness from the energy center at the top of the sushumna, the sahasrara, to the energy center at the base, called the muladhara, marks the process of Consciousness going from the highest transcendent Unity Consciousness to the limitations of embodied consciousness that you and I normally experience as we live out our existence on earth. The muladhara chakra represents the element of earth and is the final destination of Divine Consciousness, the Kundalini Shakti, through the process of descent and manifestation of the world. It is within this chakra that the Kundalini lies dormant after creating the world and embodied existence. It is here that She awaits the Great Awakening that will reverse this process, removing the limitations Consciousness has taken on, and allowing us to once again be aware of our transcendent, unbounded, divine nature; as the wave merges back into the sea. The process of involution is that of Consciousness descending from the formless transcendent Godhead, condensing to the earthly realm of human existence, “involving” itself in all of creation in the process. Evolution reverses this, with Consciousness ascending back up through the chakras, becoming ever freer of limitations, restrictions, and the illu-sion of being bound and separate from it’s source—God/dess.
true reality resides only in the synthesis
during Involution, as we have seen, the Spirit or the being of Sacciddnanda descends from its original state of … Mind, Life and Matter; and during Evolution, it ascends back from the state of Inconscience to its original state of Superconscience through Matter, Life, Mind and Supermind.
Involution is caused by a centrifugal movement, and evolution is that of a centripetal movement of Divine Consciousness. Involution is coming out of the Divine Nature to outer nature, and evolution is the journey back to Godhead and the …
We have seen that mind is a fall from Supermind, that Super-mind descends down to mind, and then mind seeks to ascend back to its supramental status. The process of Involution goes down from Mind to Psyche, Life, Matter and theoretically even to Nescience. The process of evolution is a reverse process from Nescience to Supermind.
A Supramental change takes place when the involved Supermind in Nature emerges to meet and join the Supramental light and power
Involution is the process by which the universal Consciousness-Force” puts limitations upon itself, and veils itself and this is the veil of ignorance and even “maya”.
No real and radical change is possible for man without a direct descent of the Divine Consciousness— the Divine Light.
Involution and evolution descending and ascending
The physical universe belongs to the first plane, Hertzian, the slowest energy frequency.
If there is originality in neoevolutionism, it is attributable in part to phenomena of this kind in which evolution does not go from something less differentiated to something more differentiated […] Accordingly, the term we would prefer for this form of evolution between heterogeneous terms is `involution’ on the condition that involution is in no way confused with regression. Becoming is involutionary, involution is creative.
Samadhi are a process of going inward – not evolution, but involution.
Involution in a conscious or wakeful state is called samadhi.
The different stages of Samadhi represent this progressive release of consciousness from the limitations
Beta brain waves has its attention in outer world and theta brain waves has its attention in the inner world.
The error that man has made is believing that power is outside him
Yoga and meditation reverse this process and it is then called involution. The movement is inwards- and upwards, and it leads to freedom.
The process of involution occurs through the practice of Yoga
In this process, involution and going towards the centre of one’s own Being – the real Self
We have been referring to involution and evolution as the downward and upward streams of life but of course as we know, the movement is really not upward and downward, but outward and inward, from the centre to the periphery and back from the periphery to the centre.
It is the bridge between the unified field and the polarity of involution/evolution.
INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION
Before evolution there must of necessity be involution. Before man can unfold to his own consciousness he must have an existence. This existence is in God’s consciousness, and His purpose is to draw us up through successive stages of unfoldment into the consciousness of ourselves that He has of us. His demand for us is that we know as we are known. Involution is God’s work for man; all that man is, his body, his work, his supply of every good is in this Idea of him as God knows him.
Man has already received all that he is capable of ever desiring; so the great Teacher knew whereof he spake when he told us to believe that we had received and we should have it. All good has been placed to our credit in the Universal Bank, the consciousness of God. Evolution is man’s work for God, for man works out spiritual creation as he becomes conscious of it.
In short, the Cosmic Energy divides itself into two actions in order to enjoy the Divine Play. One force tries to move in evolution out from the centre and the other force in involution tries to draw all back to the centre.
THE highest conceptions of the Occult Doctrine imply that the fundamental urge of the individual Soul to find the Truth which is hidden within it, is an urge to find itself. Or, in other words, the seeker and the Sought are really one. This paradoxical truth suggests that evolution is a cyclic process without a beginning or end.
We may not be able to imagine or understand that cycle in its completeness but we can appreciate intellectually the logical necessity of this conclusion. We can see the downward and upward streams of involution and evolution like the movements of the escalators which are used in underground tube stations in some cities. We see the upward movement on one side and the downward movement on the other side.
But how the process is reversed at both ends is not clear to us, because the reversing mechanism is hidden from our view. In the same way we do not know where and how the two descending and ascending streams of life join. This is really an ultimate question which like many such questions is rooted in the origin of things and is thus beyond the realm of the intellect.
The reverse process of Self-realization which means the progressive removal of the limitations and illusions releases the consciousness and makes it spring back, step by step, into conditions of greater freedom, power, knowledge and bliss until the part expands into or is again united with the Whole.
In involution the Reality functioning through a Divine centre becomes progressively involved in manifestation and the free and unlimited consciousness becomes more and more constricted and limited. In evolution of the human soul the consciousness imprisoned within the personality is progressively released from these limitations and expands, step by step, into that original unfettered state from which it had descended.
It thus completes a full circle, although We are not able to see the upper part of this circle which is hidden in the darkness of the Unmanifest. Is there any limit to the expansion of consciousness and the number of vehicles through which it finds expression in the cosmos? Looking at the problem from the physical point of view we find on the basis of facts gathered by modern astronomers that the cosmos is not only unlimited but that the existence of innumerable nebulae in space shows that countless solar systems are in the process of being formed all the time.
So there will be no death of vehicles when the Monads who are evolving as human beings at present, will in the far distant future become Solar Logoi and need solar systems for their expression. As regards the expansion of consciousness, again, there seems to be no limit to such expansion. We come down from the Unmanifest, and after passing through all the stages of evolution and unfoldment again disappear into the Unmanifest, thus apparently completing a full cycle.
We can with great difficulty visualize this expansion through the human and super-human levels up to the stage of a Solar Logos, but what happens after that is utterly beyond our intellectual grasp. But though these higher stages are beyond our comprehension we can through the help of similes and scientific illustrations try to gain a glimpse into the general nature of this cycle of involution and evolution. We can see only a few arcs of this gigantic circle here and there.
How consciousness starts its downward journey going through the long cycle of involution and evolution again returns to It, can best understood by considering the formation of rivers and their relation to the ocean. The ocean is the great reservoir of water on this globe. The heat of the sun partially converts this water into vapour, which forms clouds and then falls as drops of rain or snow. These give rise to rivers which after flowing over the land for some distance again fall into the ocean. The whole cycle is repeated over and over again continuously and keeps the rivers flowing on the surface of land. The ocean, however, remains the same, unaffected by these changes.
Now, we can consider land as the manifested universe and ocean as the Unmanifest Reality. The Father provides the water or consciousness. The Mother provides the land or the field for manifestation on which the water falls and forms separate rivers. The rivers flow through different areas of land and after their long journey reach and merge in the ocean. Their water is the same as that of the ocean. They are separate as long as they are on land. They are one when they join the ocean.
We have been referring to involution and evolution as the downward and upward streams of life but of course as we know, the movement is really not upward and downward, but outward and inward, from the centre to the periphery and back from the periphery to the centre.
Consciousness emerges from the Centre of Reality into the realm of manifestation, penetrates deeper and deeper into materiality, and when it has reached the limit of materiality it begins to withdraw again to the Centre carrying with it the fruits of evolution and the knowledge and powers which have been developed or unfolded in the long journey.
Narrowing down our view and considering the expression and unfoldment of consciousness in the human stage we find that the expression is extremely limited in the beginning owing to the undeveloped condition of the material and mental mechanisms.
As these mechanisms evolve, the mental manifestations become fuller and subtler and approach more and more the nature of pure consciousness. Ultimately, the mental manifestations are gradually transformed into manifestations of consciousness and function in the realm of Reality from which they are derived.
Involution and evolution will be seen to be two opposite forces working in the realm of manifestation. The first is centrifugal in character, i.e. from the centre to the periphery. The second is centripetal, from the periphery to the centre.
Here again we have an example of separation of the One Reality into two opposite forces which tend to balance each other and to maintain the harmony and balance of the whole.
A deeper view of the two processes will show that involution is accompanied by an increasing differentiation, and evolution by an increasing integration.
When consciousness moves from the Centre to the periphery it undergoes increasing fragmentation.
The sense of separateness becomes more and more marked and reaches its maximum at the level of the physical. In the reverse movement from the periphery to the Centre the process of integration begins, the sense of separateness decreases progressively and disappears on reaching the Centre.
Only under our Involutional development, does an individual become equipped with creative vision and invincible with will power to use Nature (the world of “Not-Self”) for the development and perfection of the inner man
Metaphysical brocade or not, it does not matter, the fact of the unintelligibility for human thought of the thew)? (not the facts!) of evolution advanced by science nevertheless remains a fact. It is and always will be unintelligible in so far as it takes consideration of only half of the whole circle of evolution, and refuses to accept the other half of the circle, that of involution, or the Fall, which would make it intelligible.
The doctrine of the circle of involution and evolution is generally a platitude in occult literature, but it is not so when it is a matter of involution understood as the Fall and evolution understood as salvation.
There is a world of difference between the orientalistic doctrine concerning the semi-automatic “process” of involution and evolution, and the Hermetic, Biblical and Christian doctrine concerning the Fall and salvation.
The former sees in the circle of involution-evolution only a purely natural process, similar to the process of respiration in a living organism—animal or human.
The Hermetic, Biblical and Christian tradition, in contrast, sees here a cosmic tragedy and drama full of the supreme dangers and risks that the traditional terms “perdition” and “salvation” imply. Fall, perdition, redemption, salvation are words which, truth to tell, are devoid of meaning, both for a spiritually-orientated evolutionist and for an evolutionist who is scientifically orientated. The former sees in cosmic evolution the eternal circular movement of exteriorisation and interiorisation—the exhalation and inhalation of divine cosmic respiration.
What Fall, then? What risk, what perdition!? What redemption, and of what!? What salvation!?
The Principle of Polarity, everything in the Universe has a pole with two extremes of low and high energy at either end, and degrees of energy in-between.
Involution and alchemy
The Involuntionary stage of creation is sometimes called the “outpouring of Divine energy.” The extreme pole of the Creative process is the furthest from The All. The other extreme called the Evolutionary Stage (also known as “Indrawing”) is the idea of coming home. This Involutionary stage of Creation is sometimes called the “Outpouring” of Divine Energy, just as the Evolutionary state is called the “Indrawing” of Divine energy.
The lnvolutionary stage is the extreme pole of the Creative process. It’s considered to the furthest removed from The All, while the beginning of the Evolutionary stage is the closest. Everything in the Universe swings pendulum-like along the poles described in the Principle of Polarity.
During The All’s outpouring of Divine energy, the vibrations become subsequently lower until finally the momentum ceases. This is the beginning of the return pendulum swing to the Evolutionary end of the creative pole.
During the Outpouring stage, The All’s creative forces manifest as a compact whole. Then during the Evolutionary or Indrawing stage, the creations become individualized. As the pendulum swings upward toward the highest vibrations of The All upon the pole of creation, the individuals return to their Source.
The ancient Hermetists used the word “meditation” to describe the process of the mental creation of the Universe in the Mind of The All. They also used the phrase “Divine Attention” to describe The All’s creative process, as the word “attention” comes from a Latin word meaning “reaching out or extending.”
So, Divine Attention means an extension of The All’s mental energy. The Hermetists use the term “evolution” to refer to the ascension or spiritual growth process.
Evolution occurred first when The All meditated upon the beginning of the Creation and established the material foundations of the Universe by thinking it into existence. After this, The All gradually awakened from its meditation. Like a sleeping man slowly moving from a reclining to a standing position, the Universe responded to The All’s awakening by moving to higher energy vibrations.
Eventually, the spirit of each soul is infinitely expanded, and the Creator and the Created are merged.
Creativity; When a human being moves in an integrated and aligned way, they do not just use the creative process, they become that process. Meditation is the process of merging into “Oneness”, its through meditation one building bridges between minds, dimensions and worlds, and connects unused brain parts and through this activates dormant dna strands.
No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above. The physical eyes and senses cannot see the beyond the physical reality, it through the “third eye” of intuition one is able to see the spiritual realms and higher levels of consciousness. Then the ego represents the state of duality, it can´t enter higher dimensions of “Oneness”. When the ego and duality is dissolved at the sixth chakra, the eye of intuition is open and one is then connected to Divine levels of Consciousness. And this is the invisible work of meditation. Its when one mastering the brain waves one is able to lowering, stilling, quitening and emptying the brain “beta” waves to the “alpha bridge” that connects one to the theta and delta state, and finally the liberation from gross state of matter.
Creation and Evolution takes eons of earthly time, with each eon consisting of millions of years. Yet the Universe’s entire cycle of Involution and Evolution happened in the blink of an eye from The All’s perspective.
The ancient Hermetists use the word “Meditation,” in describing the process of the mental creation of the Universe in the Mind of THE ALL, the word “Contemplation” also being frequently employed. But the idea intended seems to be that of the employment of the Divine Attention. “Attention” is a word derived from the Latin root, meaning “to reach out; to stretch out,” and so the act of Attention is really a mental “reaching out; extension” of mental energy, so that the underlying idea is readily understood when we examine into the real meaning of “Attention.”
Meditation is the art of synthesis and through this process its expanding and reaching to subtler and finer energies of existence. Its through meditation one is able to transform the gross energies to higher, subtler and finer energies. Meditation is the catalysts in this process. Meditation is the inner invisible spiritual work.
Meditation is a most efficient way of training the intuition. Training the intuition allows you access to that knowledge and the runes can act as catalysts in this process.
Intuition is God in man, revealing to him the Realities of Being. Just as instinct guides the animal, so would intuition guide man, if he would allow it to operate through him. The ability to know without any process of reasoning. God knows only intuitively.
Meditation is the “CATALYSTS” that facilat an alchemical reaction and in alchemical reaction, “catalyst” is used to speed up the results of the reaction of the chemicals involved. The reaction desired here is Theta transformation and uplifting of our consciousness and bodies!
These “chemicals” are beneficial ingredients in the transformation of our consciousness, in a manner of speaking, and the “catalyst” that speed this transformation are in the paragraph above. So there is an alchemical process occurring in this process of “spiritual chemical elevation”!
For an example; when the brain has a reservoir of melatonin it starts produce the hormone “pinoline” , and this activates around 40% more of the whole brain capacity and connects to unused brain parts.
Meditation, concentration and thought are catalysts for chemical reactions in the body.
energy of nature, residing in the prima materia, are awakened through the activating power of the spirit and align
Self-Divine-identity is the philosophers’ stone that transmutes life into Glory, Knowledge, Power and Ananda.
conception of God Himself as a complexio oppositorum (a complexion of opposites) as well as the ascensus and descensus featured in the alchemical process of producing the lapis philosophorum (the philosopher’s stone) and Jacob’s dream of the ladder stretching between heaven and earth on which the angels were ascending and descending.
This primal unity unfolds by engendering its opposite, thus creating polarity, duality in the most fundamental sense; this duality is represented by contrasting colors such as black and white, or by corresponding symbols. By their tension these two original polar forces create a field of energy, characterized by the most varied interactions. The dynamics of these inter-actions permit three possible approaches to alchemy.
The first of these consists in observing and studying the process of genesis and development with a view to theoretical understanding.
The second approach, the actual practice of alchemy, goes farther and seeks to prove the above theories by experiment. In the Paracelsan sense, it seeks to produce natural phenomena by artificial means. It aims not only to dissect but, in every sense, to build.
The third approach is based on the two others. But its aims are far higher. Its problem, its goal, is not growth but a transcend-ing, a movement away from growth; ultimately, it is redemption from the process of growing and passing away.
The interaction of forces in nature and in man, whether it implies pas-sive experience or active participation, tends necessarily toward a goal.
Alchemy does not define this goal in any one sense, and this is quite understandable in view of the diverse attitudes it embraces: it aspires not only to attain the highest perfection in the chemical, physiological, or psy-chological sense, but also to solve the mystery which consists in the idea of an arcanum above perfection, the philosophers’ stone which engenders all perfection at all times.
And here we have the striving toward an ultimate unity which must comprehend the polar antitheses, or in a sense an involution of the process of universal unfolding or evolution which we have described; but this invo-lution must be more than a mere reversal.”
‘The Philosopher’s Stone is something with which all human beings are familiar, something which most individuals have held in their hands many, many times, something which can be found in many places on the earth, but which people do not realize is the Philosopher’s Stone.’
This is, indeed, a peculiar description of the Philosopher’s Stone, and yet word for word it is true. One must try to reach a proper understanding of what is meant.
Consider the process of human breathing; what is descri-bed as finding or creating the Philosopher’s Stone is linked with a regulation of the breathing process. Nowadays the human being inhales oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide; a combination of oxygen and carbon dioxide is exhaled.
The human being inhales oxygen, the air of life, and exhales carbon dioxide, an actual poison.
Neither the human being nor the animal can live with this carbon dioxide. If the animals, which breathe in the same way as human beings, were to exist alone on the earth, and if they had always breathed as they do today, they would have thoroughly poisoned the air around them so that neither animals nor man would nowadays be able to breathe.
How is it, then, that they can indeed still breathe? It is because the plant absorbs the carbon dioxide, retaining the carbon within it and releasing the oxygen so that humans and animals alike can once again use the oxygen for breathing. The result is a decent process of interchange between the breathing of the animal and human world and the breathing—or assimilation process—of the plant world.
This process of exchange is very remarkable. So let us take another, closer look. Oxygen enters into the human body and out of the human body comes carbon dioxide.
The plant retains the carbon and returns the oxygen to the human being. In the coal dug up out of the ground billions of years after the coming into being of the plant in question you can once again see the carbon breathed in by that plant.
The everyday process of breathing which takes place as described shows how necessary the plant is today for the life of the human being and how in that process of breathing something takes place within him which is only half a process. He needs the plant as something which is not inside him so that it can transform the carbon into oxygen for him.
You can only imagine this transmutation by taking note of the saying: A constant drip will hollow the stone.
Breathing practice and meditation brings specific change in the body of the human being. This change means that in future this individual becomes capable of transforming the carbon dioxide into usable oxygen within himself.
What today takes place outside him in the plant, the transformation of carbon into oxygen (which today the plant does on behalf of the human being), will in the future—when the breathing process continues on in this way in the one who is to become an initiate—be brought about by an organ of his own, an organ as yet unknown to physiology and anatomy but which is nevertheless already in the process of being developed.
So the human being will then bring about this transmutation himself. Instead of exhaling the carbon and giving it to the plant he will use it within himself, building up his own body with the help of the carbon which he previously had to pass on to the plant.
Consider now the ideal of the Holy Grail, namely that the pure, chaste plant nature will have passed through the nature of the human being, and that this nature of the human being will, in its highest spirituality, have arrived once again in the plant of today.
The day will come when the human being will be capable of bringing about the plant process within himself.
Out of the substances at present within him he will increasingly create that ideal in which his body becomes a plant body which will be the bearer of a far higher and more spiritual consciousness.
In this way the brain learns to bring about the alchemy which makes him capable of transforming the fluids and substances of the human being into carbon. What today is done by the plant which builds up its body out of carbon will in future be achieved by the human being himself.
He will create a bodily structure out of carbon, and this will be the future structure of the human body. There is a great mystery hidden behind what we term the making-rhythmical of the breathing process. So you will now understand the hint about the Philosopher’s Stone.
What does the human being learn with regard to the building up of his future bodily form?
He learns how to create ordinary carbon, which is also the stuff of diamonds, in order to build up his body with it. In a raised and enhanced consciousness he will become able to garner this carbon out of himself and use it within himself.
He will become capable of forming his own substance which is built upon the plant substance founded on the structure of carbon.
This is the alchemy which will lead to the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone.
The human body is itself the retort transformed in the sense suggested just now. Thus, behind the regulation of the breathing process, which is often described in connection with the Philosopher’s Stone in an entirely nonsensical way, there does indeed lie what is called the discovery or the preparation of the Philosopher’s Stone.
This is a small part of the fourth stage: the search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The fifth stage consists in what is termed knowledge of the microcosm, of the small world.
This leads us back to what Paracelsus said, All things which surround us would, if we could make an extract of them, present us with the human being. The human being has within himself those substances and forces which manifest as a brief recapitulation of the whole of nature. So when we see nature all around us we can say that what is out there represents the great archetype of what is within us as a copy.
Coming back to how man got into the state of meditation! Human beings, have an energy called Kundalini, latent within us. This is the energy for evolution and involution planted by nature within us. It gives a human being tremendous artistic and psychic gifts so that he can evolve in worldly life and also bestows spiritual knowledge so that the person evolves in spirit.
The Kundalini is the primordial energy in our solar system that can be tapped by man. As Kundalini is related to the fire element, it could be in some ways related to the father of our solar system, i.e., the sun. Kundalini is not to be confused with Reiki healing energy or any form of power. Intense Reiki practice may awaken the Kundalini. Reiki is just healing energy, but within Kundalini is the entire blueprint for the evolution of man.
The soul comes into birth for experience. And its experience will be complete when it brings down all the perfection of the Divine into matter.
Each soul needs involution and evolution. When the soul descends, it is the soul’s involution. When the soul ascends, it is the soul’s evolution. The soul enters into the lowest abyss of inconscience. Then it evolves again into Satchidananda — Existence-Consciousness-Bliss—the triple Consciousness. The soul enters into inconscience. For millions of years it remains there, fast asleep. All of a sudden one day its eye is opened by a spark of consciousness from the ever-transcending
As mankind started evolving slowly, one day the Kundalini awakened in the first man as it is a part of his DNA.
Of all spiritual practices, the oldest and most complete is the science and art of yoga. The yoga tradition contains many systems, all of them with superconsciousness as their final goal. Yoga means “union.” Implied, of course, is the concept of divine union.
Superconsciousness takes human awareness outside the brain. We may say even that the brain is only a filter for superconsciousness. It can serve as a window onto superconsciousness, much as windows themselves reveal the scenery lying beyond them, but the brain can no more produce superconsciousness than a window can produce scenery.
Subconsciousness lies, as the word implies, below the level of conscious awareness. Its physical seat in the body is the lower brain and the spine. The more our energy and awareness are uplifted in the spine and projected forward through the brain toward the frontal lobe, the higher our level of awareness will be. Concentrate in the frontal lobe of the brain, at a point midway between the eyebrows. The spine is the tunnel through which consciousness ascends to enlightenment. It begins from the dimmest awareness at the base of the spine, and ends at the seat of superconsciousness between the eyebrows.
Throughout our Duality-based life-times, we have accumulated numerous heavy thought-patterns in the brain. This has influenced our decision-making and polluted our mental and emotional bodies. This heavy debris has knotted the links, causing a type of sluggishness within the Chakra board which prevents a clear flow of energy throughout the system of the human construct. All connecting lines must be cleared before the final switch can be activated.
The platform of non-duality brain waves exists outside of the dualistic matrix of the nervous system. and communication with the higher vibrational realities can now proceed. Reaching this station stimulates the high platform of the Merkaba, which is the Merkaba configuration that initiates the ability to navigate the multi-dimensional highways. This is the realm of the ascended Masters who are entering the higher dimensional vibrations, after releasing all ties to the human personality and immersed themselves into the energies of non-duality. This is a high place of functioning and it enables the Master to ascend into the realms of Light Consciousness where the Over-Soul resides.
One of the biggest challenges people have when they meditate is switching out of high-range (and even mid-range) beta and slipping into alpha and then theta brain-wave frequencies. It’s absolutely vital to do so, though, because when they slow down their brain waves to these other frequencies, they are no longer paying attention to the outer world and all the distractions they’re so used to thinking about when they’re under stress. And since they’re not analyzing and strategizing, trying to prepare for the worst-case scenario in their future based on their fearful memories of the past, they have the opportunity to become present, to exist only in the now. Wouldn’t it be wonderful during a meditation to disconnect your association to all the elements in your outer environment, to get beyond your body, your fears, and your schedule and forget about your familiar past and your predictable future? If you do it right, you will even lose track of time. As you overcome your automatic thinking, your emotions, and your habits in meditation, that is exactly what happens: You get beyond your body, your environment, and time. You weaken the energetic bonds with your past-present reality and find yourself in the present moment. Only in the present moment can you call your energy back to you. This does take some effort (although it will get easier with practice) because you’re living by the hormones of stress most of the time
Through meditation one learn the ability to (lowering, stilling, quitening, emptying brain waves) and redirect one´s brain energy—shifting one´s mind state into optimal patterns where one become more receptive to new learning. The “theta state” acquire super-receptivity to new information, and the super-learning ability comes through the inutitive mind, which has the ability to instantly access information in the Alpha State of Consciousness in the present “now”.
Prana is like the breath of the divine, the Supreme Spirit. The process of evolution and involution has been compared to the out-breathing and inbreathing of the divine. Prana Is thus the primordial energy that vibrates as the life force in every living being.
The universe is in a state of constant vibration. The difference between one entity and another is in the rate of vibration.
Prana is the sum total of all energy that is manifest in the universe. Prana is the connecting link between the individual soul and the Supreme Soul, which is Divine.
By controlling prana, we are able to control our mind and attune our individual life to the Cosmic Life. Prana that is manifesting as motion; it is the prana that is manifesting as gravitation, as magnetism.
It is the prana that is manifesting as the actions of the body, as the nerve currents, as thought force: The mind is controlled when the vibrations of pram; are controlled by regulating the breath. Then the Individual consciousness comes in contact with the Universal Consciousness.
The ultimate goal of the practice of yoga is to awaken our dormant spiritual consciousness, the coiled-up kundallni energy.
According to the sacred texts of Yoga, there are three subtle channels in our spinal column for the passage of this energy: the pingala on the right, the Ida on the left, and the susbumna in the middle. The susbumna rises along the center of the spinal cord.
In ordinary persons the susbumna canal is closed at the lower extremity, and no energy is able to pass through it: kundalini the inner consciousness, remains in a state of sleep and dream, as it were, at the bottom of the spine. Along the sushumna are the centers of consciousness located at successive levels corresponding to the base of the spine, the organ of generation, the navel, the heart, the throat, the area between the eyebrows, and the crown of the head. When the dormant kundalini is roused to action, it travels up the susbumna canal.
When the center at the crown of the head is reached, individual consciousness becomes united with the all-pervading Universal Consciousness. As the kundallni rises from center to center, layer after layer of the mind opens up and the universe is perceived by the seeker in its subtle and causal forms. By reaching the topmost center, the seeker attains samadhi, or union with the absolute Pure Consciousness. This union is the goal of Yoga.
Man is the only being that can be “late” for appointments (time, space and duality reality).