- Introduction to Spiritual Worlds Beyond the Capacities of our Physical Senses
Introduction to Spiritual Worlds Beyond the Capacities of our Physical Senses
There is no other period in history that is as intriguing to those who observe society from a distance as that which is of this current present age. It may seem as though there is an constant ongoing conflict between enlightenment and ignorance, between outdated notions and fresh, innovative concepts. Furthermore, there is an ongoing struggle between individuals who lack the willpower to make a difference in the world and those who possess a vibrant and active force, determined to bring about positive change. In essence, it feels as though there is a continuous battle between the primal instincts of humanity and the gradual evolution towards a more spiritually enlightened state.
It is often stated that our current era is characterized by its abundance of knowledge and enlightenment, yet a more accurate description would be that we are actually residing in a period of transition, an age of twilight. Although there are sporadic moments where a radiant beam of light manages to penetrate the obscurity that surrounds us, but these instances fall short of fully illuminating our intellect or inspiring our emotions. It is evident that humanity does not possess a unanimous perspective, as scholars engage in constant debates and disagreements. Consequently, in the midst of such discord, the absolute truth remains elusive and beyond our collective grasp.
The question of what objects hold the most importance for humanity remains unresolved. There is no consensus on the principles of rationality, morality, or the source of our will. This lack of agreement reveals that despite living in an age of enlightenment, we do not fully comprehend the origins of our thoughts and emotions. Perhaps if we did not mistakenly believe that we already possess complete knowledge, or if we acknowledged our own limitations and the need for further enlightenment, we would have a clearer understanding. In our current era, there is a tendency to worship intellect, as if it were dominant source all of knowledge. We proudly declare that the dawn is breaking, and that the world is gradually emerging from darkness into a state of perfection, thanks to advancements in the arts, sciences, refined taste, and even a deeper understanding of religion etc.
On the contrary, are not most of our ideas merely borrowed from our senses, which only provide us with only the appearance of reality and not that which is of its true essence? Isn't it true that all knowledge in the realm of time and space is subjective and relative? Isn't it true that everything we perceive as reality is also relative, as absolute truth cannot be found in the world of phenomena? Therefore, our intellectual reasoning does not possess the capacity to capture that which is of its true essence, but only the superficial level and appearance of that which is of eternal truth and light. The more this deceptive appearance increases and spreads, the more the true essence of light fades within us. We become entangled in this illusion, desperately reaching out for the dazzling and illusory images we may conjure in our mind.
In the current era, the prevailing philosophy elevates the innate intelligence of individuals to a state of autonomy and impartiality. It bestows upon this intellect the ability to make judgments without being bound by any higher spiritual authority. Furthermore, it encourages individuals to freely exercise their intellectual faculties, essentially severing all connections and harmonious interactions with God.
The concept of truth, as we may understand it, is not something tangible or material in nature that is acquired through any external sources or our physical senses alone.
It is impossible for anyone to feign that the sun is shining directly overhead when there are no radiant beams casting light upon the earth's surface and no warmth invigorating the growth of life. Likewise, if the pursuit of wisdom does not bring any advantages to mankind, and if love fails to bring happiness, then it can be said that very little has been accomplished for the betterment of humanity as a whole.
If people who are driven by their physical desires and senses would realize that their intelligence and motivation come solely from their unique individuality and If they were to look within themselves for a higher source, they would come closer to accessing the true essence of wisdom, which is the only thing that can truly provide them with the deeper understanding, meaning, and purpose that they seek.
The combination of love and wisdom gives birth to a profound sense of truth, a radiant inner light that guides us and allows us to perceive the supernatural aspects of our existence with clarity and objectivity.
In the current era, there is a prevailing belief that intelligence, particularly the intellectual capacity of the human brain, holds the key to determining the principles of reason, morality, and even the motivation behind human will. However, if scientists were to truly consider this matter, they would come to realize that these profound questions are better answered by observing the purest and simplest individuals, rather than relying solely on their own intricate and brilliant reasoning. It is through the sincerity of this heartfelt connection that some individuals are able to cultivate a genuine love for God and extend that same love to their fellow human beings. By embracing this sentiment, one can truly grasp the core principles that guide human behavior, transcending the complexities of intellectual debates and intricate arguments put forth by scholars.
The intelligence that some people want to elevate to a position of power in the political legislature is based solely on their sensory experiences. However, this type of intelligence is vastly different from the profound capabilities that transcendental reason possesses.
The concept of spiritual truth is not accessible to those who rely solely on their senses. It is only within the realm of the interior and spiritual individual that absolute truth can be understood. This understanding requires a specific sensorium, or in simpler terms, a capacity to perceive and comprehend the truth of the transcendental world. This capacity can be described as an interior sense, a spiritual faculty that allows one to perceive spiritual objects in the same way that our exterior senses perceive the physical world.
The innate ability within individuals to connect with the spiritual realm and their internal capacity to perceive and understand the metaphysical world remains largely unknown to those who solely focus on the external aspects of life. This elusive sense is a profound enigma belonging to the realm of the divine, a mystery that can only be comprehended within the domain of God's kingdom.
However, it is impossible for it to be any other way. The ability to see necessitates the presence of eyes, while the ability to hear requires the existence of ears. Each perceivable object relies on its corresponding senses. Similarly, transcendental objects also rely on their own unique sensory apparatus, although most individuals are not aware of this fact. Consequently, mankind tends to assess the metaphysical realm based on the limitations of their senses, much like how a blind person tries to conceive of colors or a deaf person attempts to evaluate tones, despite lacking the appropriate sensory faculties.
The true understanding and wisdom that one possesses can be considered a genuine form of faith, as it encompasses all aspects of life in a spiritual and truthful manner. In order to fully comprehend and embrace this knowledge, it is necessary to possess a heightened awareness and sensitivity, a well-structured spiritual consciousness that can effectively receive and process such divine illumination. However, for the majority of individuals, their physical senses hinder them from accessing and experiencing this profound connection to the spiritual realm.
This particular internal organ represents our innate ability to comprehend the spiritual realm, and without the full activation of this intuitive sense, we are unable to attain a solid understanding of such profound and higher truths.
Ever since the Fall, the spiritual living being within us has become more and more dormant, leading mankind to rely solely on their physical senses. The outer layer of this being, which surrounds the inner consciousness, acts like a veil, obstructing our ability to see into the spiritual dimensions. Similarly, this physical matter muffles our internal hearing, making us incapable of perceiving the sounds of the metaphysical realm. It also hampers our spiritual speech, rendering us unable to articulate meaningful words of divine significance. These words, which we were once able to pronounce with full power and authority, allowed us to command the elements and exert control over the external world.
The commencement of this profound spiritual experience lies in the enigma of the New Man, which encompasses the profound concept of Regeneration and the intrinsic connection between God and humanity. This notion serves as the pinnacle of religion on Earth, as it strives to achieve the exalted purpose of harmoniously uniting mankind with the divine in a spiritual and authentic manner.
When we consider this point, it becomes clear that religion consistently aims to suppress the influence of our physical senses. It does this because it seeks to establish the spiritual aspect of humanity as the superior force, allowing the rational and enlightened individual to govern over the more instinctual and sensory-driven aspects of our nature. Philosophy acknowledges this same truth, although its mistake lies in failing to recognize the true origin of reason. Instead, philosophy mistakenly seeks to replace this genuine source of reason with a focus on individuality and the limitations of our physical senses.
The human being possesses both an internal spiritual organ and a sensorium that allows them to access the genuine essence of divine wisdom and the true motives for divine love. Additionally, they also possess an external physical and material sensorium that enables them to perceive the semblance of all light and truth. However, it is important to recognize that our external nature cannot provide direct access to such absolute truth, but rather only a relative truth that appears to be true. Therefore, human reason is limited in its ability to fully comprehend pure truth. Instead, it can only grasp the appearance of phenomena, which often stimulates the desire for material possessions and worldly pleasures. This preoccupation with the superficial aspects of life leads to the corruption of the senses and the degradation of both the individual and the natural world.
The human sensory experience is divided into two parts: the external sensorium, which is made up of delicate material, and the internal sensorium, which is fundamentally constructed from indestructible, spiritual, and abstract substance.
The first factor is responsible for our decline in moral values and our eventual death, while the second factor is responsible for our ability to remain pure and everlasting.
Within the realms of material existence, where things are subject to decay and impermanence, there exists a concealed element of eternal life. All of the difficulties and challenges we encounter are a direct consequence of the perishable and corruptible nature of the physical world. In order for humanity to find relief from this state of distress, it is imperative that the immortal and indestructible essence residing within each individual expands and assimilates the corruptible element, thereby allowing the boundaries of perception to expand and enabling humans to manifest and reembody their original Godlike state.
The opening of our spiritual sensorium encompasses three distinct degrees or levels of experience.
The initial level of understanding or knowledge is limited to the realm of ethics and morality. However, when we open ourselves up to the transcendental world, it flows through us and energizes us through a process known as inspiration.
The sensorium is expanded and heightened in the second and higher degree, allowing it to receive and perceive the spiritual and intellectual aspects of existence. As a result, it begins to operate within us through the process of internal enlightenment and illumination.
The third degree, considered the pinnacle, is rarely achieved. It has the profound ability to unlock the depths of one's inner being. It shatters the barriers that obscure our spiritual perception and allows us to truly see and hear with clarity. In doing so, it unveils the vast realm of the spirit, granting access to its profound wisdom and illuminating our understanding of the metaphysical world. This degree is a gateway to a heightened level of consciousness, empowering individuals to tap into their highest potential and connect with the divine. When the unfoldment of such a spiritual revelation occurs, it is as if a curtain is lifted and a previously impenetrable veil is torn away, revealing a completely new world before us. It is as if coverings fall from our eyes, allowing us to see with a newfound clarity. In an instant, we are transported from the ordinary and mundane world to a realm of absolute truth and understanding.
It is indeed a fact that by gaining new senses, we have the ability to perceive a greater extent of reality. This extended reality already exists yet remains vastly unknown to us due to our deficiency in the necessary sensory organ to comprehend it. It is important to note that the limitation lies not in our perception, but rather in the capacity of our receptive organ.
The emergence of this new spiritual organ brings about a profound transformation in our perception, granting us access to a whole new realm of reality. Without the maturation of this organ, our ability to perceive the spiritual world would be greatly hindered, as it serves as the gateway that allows us to objectively experience and understand it.
There are countless people who lack any understanding of the growth and progression of their internal sensory experiences, just as they lack awareness or anticipation of the authentic and unbiased existence of the soul, which cannot be perceived or predicted in any way. Consequently, these individuals are unable to comprehend the possibility of comprehending the spiritual and metaphysical realms and are unaware that it is feasible to ascend to the supernatural realm.
The esoteric task known as the construction of the Temple is about the building of a metaphysical sanctuary that is divine in nature. This can be understood as the cultivation of our inner senses, or the development of an organ within ourselves that is capable of receiving the divine presence. Once this transformation occurs, the metaphysical and incorruptible essence governs over the earthly realm, and humanity transcends living solely in the realm of self-centered desires. Instead, individuals are able to exist in harmony with the Spirit and the eternal verities, with their very being becoming a sacred space akin to a temple.
The progression of the moral law leads to a genuine love and concern for others, both in action and in deed. This is in contrast to the natural inclination of individuals, where moral principles are merely abstract thoughts. On the other hand, those who have undergone spiritual transformation can perceive the true essence of everything, which is beyond the superficial forms that the natural man perceives. The natural man can only grasp external symbols, sounds, and letters, which lack any inner spiritual meaning. The ultimate objective of all religion is to establish a deep connection between humanity and divinity. This connection can be attained even in the earthly realm, but only if we cultivate an inner awareness that allows our hearts to be open and receptive to God."
Written and Copyrighted by: The Midnight Occult Society
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