Many years ago a book came out called The Art of Inner Listening. by Jessie Crum.
It is long out of print. In it she described how she had asked questions of herself, and then learned to go very still and listen deeply for the answers. These she wrote down, and published in the short guide book. The answers were often in beautiful language and full of insight. She provided a useful step by step approach as to how to do this.
Anyone who has tried this, or done many of the various forms of journalling that use similar techniques, will know how rich the response can be. The words that gently settle in the mind are often poetic and have a subtle beauty. Read later, they can appear as though someone else entirely has written them.
The source appears wiser than we are.
So what is the source?
In some systems the Ka would be considered the etheric double, and that it persists for a time after death. It is the energetic matrix that sustained the body, and when the body dies, this matrix is released, until it tiself eventually disintegrates. If you visit Egyptian temples you will often see stone doorways where the symbol for the Ka is inscribed. these were doorways for this part of the departed individual to use after death (presumably). It is represented by two upraised hands (see below).
The soul is represented more closely by the Ba, a bird figure, that departs when the body is mummified with all due ceremony. Initially it was believed only kings had a Ba, but later teachings suggested it was part of everyone.
The teachings of the Egyptians influenced Greek thought profoundly. Both Pythagoras and Plato acknowledge their debt to Egypt. Pythagoras studied in Egypt, and Plato talks of his ancestor, Solon, having learned about Atlantis from the Egyptians.
The Egyptian belief system was woven into the totality of their existence. the genius of the early Hellenic thinkers was to represent these ideas in a way that could be grasped by the intellect. That is why the study of early Hellenic myths and hymns is so rewarding. Much is hidden that is of value to a spiritual seeker even today.
The myth of Persephone is a case in point.
Hades is brother to Zeus. He is king of the Underworld whereas Zeus rules in the Olympian Heights. Hades has taken a fancy to Persephone, who is daughter to Zeus and Demeter. When Persephone picks flowers on the Isle of Sicily, Hades swoops upon her and abducts her (abduct being a gentle synonym for rape).
In spiritual circles, there is much confusion over the use of the term ‘spirit’. With the word meaning very different things to different people, this uncertainty persists. Some suggest that this confusion has been deliberately fostered, using words for the understanding of our Journey back to our Source that have double or hidden meanings. It is helpful to go back to the root meaning of words, and also to find how the word was used in some of the earliest teachings that we cans till access today.
Spirit, as a word, has been in use since the 13th century. It relates to the Anglo-French word espirit and has a relationship with the word ‘breath’ and the Greek word pneuma. If you look at a Dictionary like Merriam-Webster you will see that they suggest spirit is a synonym of Soul and Psyche. This in itself can give rise to real confusion, as the principle of Soul (Psyche) differs from that of Spirit.
Then we have the concept of spirits. This use of the word refers to what remains behind when a person or animal dies, and also to ghosts (which is not quite the same thing) and to demons or occasionally, angels.
This after death state is explored in the Robin Williams film What Dreams May Come. The malleability of that realm is rather well portrayed, as is the effect of the consciousness of the one who has died upon what they experience. In addition, the truth that there are those who assist the newly transitioned, is also illustrated.
Without clarity in the terminology, then discussion of processes like ascension, salvation or even following a spiritual path, is really difficult to undertake, without adding to the confusion. This current brief article and other related posts on Delphic Oracle, will suggest how these terms might be differentiated. It is right that we should start with a consideration of Spirit, as this is the highest principle that may be applied to Man (men and women).
It is most helpful to differentiate between the terms Spirit, Soul and Mind. Mind is that which knows, and has been explored a little, already, here. Soul is the middle principle that falls between the corporeal (bodies and matter) and the incorporeal, (Spirit and Being). Spirit, in this context, is Divine.
The human being is very fruitfully considered as threefold, namely
Each of these are principles rather than ‘things’. As that is so, there is no state in which the human being does not have a body of some description, as that is the vehicle through which the Soul experiences. But the ‘body’ need not be a gross material body; it can be a dream body, an astral body or a body of light (referred to in some traditions as the rainbow body). There is an even higher idea that is of the self-shining body which it is said is the final Home of the Soul.
Spirit is always perfect for it is Divine. Spirit is not within time and space, being completely transcendent to time and space. Human Spirit has been fruitfully described as a ‘Spark of the Divine’; but any notion that the individual Spirit is somehow separate from Divinity, or the Supreme Unity, would be an error. Yet each individual can, in truth, rest assured that they are in their highest sense, an Immortal Spirit. Everlasting life is not something that has to be given through salvation (at least from this point of view) but is already our birth-right as Spirit. We are indeed a Divine Self. The Greeks, in their beautiful grasp of this paradox (our Divine Perfection amidst imperfection), used the term nous. For at the level of the Divine, Spirit and Mind may be considered as one. Nous, or the Divine Mind, is available to all, but has to be won on the journey back to our true Home. When in touch with nous, then there is no separation between Divine Mind and our awareness. We simply know as The Creator knows. This is the seat of the deepest mysticism and the highest revelation.
By mixing up the term spirit with that of ghost, or etherial being, real confusion sets in. In another post we have looked at the various levels of mind. Our everyday mind, the one that interfaces with our brain, and is our moment to moment awareness, is who we think we are, and that identity rests on our memories. Unfortunately, at this level of mind, memories are highly malleable. Our Higher Mind has a much fuller record of our memories, and these are less constrained by the limits of our body. Our Divine Mind, or Divine Awareness, has a perfect knowledge of all the has befallen us and all we have done.
When we die, that is when our physical body can no longer be the home of our ordinary awareness, an opportunity arises for our day-to-day awareness, who we think we are, to merge with our Higher Mind. Should that not occur, then this lower mind drifts around lost, and remains close to those places in or on Earth that are familiar. We could rightly say that this is our ghost.
Those who have read the Tibetan Book of the Dead (and no serious student of spirituality should skip that step!), will know that when someone dies, a monk will - under ideal circumstances - talk the consciousness through coping with the immediate after death state.
Spirits, in this context are lost (lower) minds, that gradually lose their identity. They include what we might reasonably term demons, but that is a topic for another time. What they are not is Divine. They are bound to the temporal, and the Divine is never bound in temporality.
The next part of this series can be found here.
If Life is a Dream according to Rules, (as Hinduism suggests - see letter here) and if consciousness shapes the Dream, then what is taken into consciousness becomes important. We have seen in earlier letters that the Mundane World is an effect, it arises through the interplay of Soul, Nature and Matter. We have also seen how the ‘bad guys’ have used the malleability of consciousness to produce Mundi, or Hell on Earth and how most of us are trapped legally and psychically in this prison of false ideas.
Which brings us to Tradition. Tradition relates to that that is passed over, given from one generation to the next. We have family traditions, tribal traditions, institutional traditions, national traditions, religious traditions and so on. If a tradition is true, resting on the Ageless Wisdom and in accord with Divine Law, then the civilisations that enjoy being within that tradition flourish, and the souls within that culture can unfold their powers in a healthy way.
But traditions can be corrupted, as ours have on earth. When truth is mixed with falsehood, it becomes a dangerous commodity.
There have always been those who have been custodians of the streams of truth. Some we know (Plato for example) and some are more hidden (Hermes Trismagistus) or have had their teachings subverted (Jesus the Christ). The work of purifying tradition and enabling others to discern truth from error is noble and important work. Much of the true tradition has been woven into stories and mythologies, so Fairy Tales and Mythology contain profound truths that have been largely lost to the knowledge currently taught in schools.
The work of purifying traditions is of great importance. To do this the Principles that determine the way Truth flows through time has to be understood. At the founding of systems of knowledge are individuals who received what they transmitted through Inspiration or Revelation. (See earlier letter on this important topic here.) Initially the Knowledge is passed on with little error. As the Message becomes elaborated, the principles become unfolded and a deeper understanding can emerge. But at the same time error can enter, and gradually the stream of tradition may become corrupted.
In some instances great effort has been made to corrupt important traditions, adding spurious elements, pretending the symbolic is the same as the historical, leaving out vital components.
This appears to have occurred in the three Great Religions of the Book with much historical material simply being erroneous, and the Scriptures being altered in ways both subtle and unsubtle to achieve ends far less than ideal.
As those ideas go deep into the collective psyche, the Dream becomes influenced. The ability to ascend in consciousness may be deeply compromised.
There is much evidence now that – what for a better word can be called – the Dark Tradition uses both aspects of the Great Religions, the design of cities and the Mass Media to promote their agenda. The work of David Ovason is very relevant in this context.
Click on the Youtube video below for a fascinating and detailed (long!) review of this area.
Finding a trustworthy source of Tradition becomes vital. such streams exist, in the experience of the current writer, though they must be sought for with a little diligence. The Key to knowing the stream is its universality and its accordance with what is universally acknowledged as The Good Law.
Manipulating the Dream
Gradually, the black magicians, have learned to manipulate the dream to create a world based on false principles and illusion. Although everything is a Dream, within the dream things are real, not illusory, if in accord with Divine Law.
But if the Universal Divine Law can be corrupted, then a false reality can be temporarily established. That is what has happened. The history of how is emerging in many places now, but is best mapped by Frank's work.
The concept of Mundi is of great importance here.
Remember, in the last letter we wrote of "order arising from chaos". This is a false idea resting on deliberately changing the meaning of chaos. This apparently simple change gives rise to the need to have disorder, so that something better can arise from it. And this is the justification for war and conquest. It is the justification for using state power. The idea of the barbarians at our gates - now we call them terrorists - has been used for centuries, to keep populations in line. The 'ordinary people' are seen as a huge threat to the status quo - because they are chaotic - and must be controlled.
This control has been achieved in many ways, but primarily by presenting falsehood as truth.
Divide and conquer
In the last 1000 years, there has been a quite deliberate policy of divide and conquer. The splitting of Protestant from Catholic was stage managed by the Venetians, who had learned to make money from lending to both sides in a war. It may apply to the splitting off of the Orthodox Church too, as Church history has been manipulated and falsified, it is hard to know for sure.
Constantine (and his wonderful mother Helena), produced a unified realm following the teachings of the one we remember now as Jesus (Yehusiah). This vast territory was deliberately broken up and its story changed. This is a subject for another time. The real history of the Hellenic people's and Greece, was changed.
By corrupting language it is possible to deeply corrupt thought. By corrupting thought, the nature of reality is subtly shifted. What we believe is true and act on as though it is true becomes true, at least for a time.
The most corrupting language is English. It is also the most magical ... of use for doing 'magic'. This is because many English words have double meanings that contradict each other. The language that used to be spoken in England was Anglaise, a form of French. English was introduced during Henry VIII's reign and through Shakespeare, who gave English 20,000 new words. ALL the words ending in -ment, like government, environment, establishment, acknowledgement, relate to the Latin mentis or mind. They are, in essence, all about mind control. Words with the same letters (or sound) at the beginning and end often have a further esoteric meaning. For example 'church' is ch-ur-ch, and implies the ur is bounded. There are many other examples Frank uses. Even the word 'soul' was chosen in contrast to the Greek pyche, because it is close to the word 'soil' and implies dirt, being 'fallen' and 'sullied'. In this subtle way, language has been used to enslave us in a nightmare.
And there is more. Certain powerful ideas, like the 'Fall' of man through the action of Eve leading to 'original sin' have been used to enslave mankind quite literally. So deeply has this gone into our thinking, that it underpins almost all law. In court, we are not live persons, but things (big topic - but true). Another idea is the absurdity of atheism, leading to huge amounts of nonsense in current science, cosmology and ethics.
The Power of the Mind Virus
But it gets worse. When people die, they are still 'within' their lower mind with all it's misunderstandings and false or falsified, memories. This lower mind needs to make the transition to join the Higher Mind, the journey through the tunnel. Then many of the limitations of the life and understanding are overcome, with the greater perspective of the higher self. If this transition is not made, then the lower mind remains in a distracted and confused ghost state. It is not part of the real world, the 'real dream'. It is in an in-between state of unreality. From this state it gets less and less understanding, and gradually fades. This is the reason certain places are haunted, or feel weird.
Various groups have used various means to create vast numbers of ghosts. Violent death in war, horrific events before dying, torture, deliberately encouraging false beliefs* all work in this dark way. The vast slaughter of WWI and WWII was designed in part to surround our globe with 'lost spirits' so that the changes we are experiencing now would be prevented. Many were burned alive, an offering to Moloch (Ba'al).
*belief is another powerful corrupting word, as is faith.
Belief has the words belie within it, and lie. To belie is to mislead. Getting the 'faithful' to 'believe' impossible things, impossible because they break Divine law, causes a Mundi mind set.
Faith, has 'fae' inside it, relating to fairy land and illusion. So both words have their opposite hidden within them.
A false idea, contributing to the power of Mundi to enslave minds, can be called a Mind Virus. These false ideas get passed from mind to mind, and incorporated into educational systems, so they become 'The Truth'. So many ideas that swirl around the TV stations, newspapers and textbooks, that are 'self evidently true' are simply not. Watching the American presidency play out in its shambles and lies, is a current example.
So, in summary, Mundi is a false 'reality' that appears real, but is in fact hell. It is a product of evil minds deliberately misleading. (Even the idea of Hell is a mind virus. It was used in part to damage the word Hellenic and the name Helen. It cannot, under Divine Law, have a final reality, or One-Heaven has to be divided against itself. That cannot be sustained, and since 2012, has ceased to be so, even in 'unreality'
Because human beings have souls and minds, they are a creative force in the world. This creativity can be used for good or ill.
Hinduism teaches as a central principle, that all existence is in a dream, with the Divine Creator as the Dreamer. But as we ALL have a Supra-conscious Divine Mind, 'above' our higher self, we are creators too. We therefore participate in AND influence the dream. In this way we are co-creators. Any well informed and organised group, sharing and projecting a world view, will begin to see that created around them.
This word has been corrupted.
Its original meaning was much closer to the philosophical concept of the Void, the Vast Chasm or Primordial Abyss. It means 'Nothing' rather than a mess. The Word Cosmos means Order; so Chaos, in this context is before Order is applied. It is a state of being entirely beyond thought (which requires Order).
Chaos originally did not mean disorder or confusion . That is a deliberate falsehood, and it sets up a false dichotomy: "out of chaos arises order". That idea in itself is a 'mind virus' that can lead to confusion in thought.
In the second century CE, a great mind arose called Baba Rabban, a priest of Ba'al, who produced religious writings formalising the dualistic teachings of Manes (Persian dualism). He developed the first Talmud and also a secret language to use magically, called Ebri. We know it as Hebrew. Notice this is around 270AD or CE.
This powerful stream of thought became a dark tradition where the idea of enslaving others has been seen as God's will (another name for Ba'al is Gad). So the God being referred to is essentially a god of the underworld.
Now the story becomes even stranger. You will have heard of the Greys. These are extra terrestrial beings in origin who have been involved in Earth history since the beginning (they are not the only ones ... some good, some not). The Greys as the current writer understands it, are self conscious, but in some way lack a Soul. Their mind is a 'hive mind'. They lack human feelings or empathy, but are very clever. They have played with our genetics. But, in so doing they produced a species that went far beyond them in potential. This event(s) is reflected in the Bible stories as well as other scriptures.
Through the followers of the tradition of Baba Rabban, who can be traced through history, these Greys have been influential in the background. Those who made a pact with them (a pact with the 'devil') achieved certain powers, BUT had to sacrifice their children (give them over to this hive mind).
This has led to three levels of human being: at the top are those who see themselves as gods amongst men - the Bra-men. They believe utterly in their right to rule. The Royal Families appear to believe they belong to this group.
The next level is the Hu-men. These, through study and discipline win the right to serve the first group. They are considered human, but must obey the Bra-men. The leaders in this group know they are worshipping Ba'al. They may believe they are worshipping Lucifer. In the present day, some simply believe they have found the key to power and worship that. Many names we know fall into this group, celebrities and politicians and business people.
Below these are the rest of us, the Ahu-man. The other two groups believe they have an absolute right to enslave this group by whatever means works. Unlike the Roman system there is no way to get your freedom, no 'manumission'.
The trick has been to enslave the rest of us without our realising it.
This is where Mundi (finally) comes in: this will be the subject of the next letter.
Murray Morison is a novelist living in Crete
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