a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
Hello my Brother/Sister! Thanks for chiming in, as your criticisms are both warranted and relevant. You've raised some deep and thought-provoking
"the illusion of the "single source"
There is esoteric within the esoteric, and occult within the occult.
• Ancestral Parent School:
From the cradle and birthplace of infantile mankind, thence spread the accumulative knowledge and culture of our original family.
• Cultural Parent School:
From the Nile & Mediterranean to the Indus Valley, we have clear indications of the ancient sharing, overlap, and cross-cultural influence of
religion, mythology, ritual, and science, substantiated by genetic research and the physical evidence of multi-regional trading of foreign goods and
textiles. These ancient cultural interactions are well beyond the scope of the "psychological effect"
of which you mentioned.
• Common Brain Parent School:
In addition to this, we have many instances of independent and/or spontaneous realizations, understandings, and inventions. This is indicative of
common neurological processes between non-local groups and individuals, which is in full agreement with your quote:
"the one and the same human mind which generates all the same kind of stuff..and the cultural and natural influences are much the same the world
Shall we now dare to venture into the enigmatic realm of the metaphysical?
• Single Mind Parent School:
We all share similar neurological processes, originating from the same ancestral origins. We all receive, interpret, and experience the same stimuli
from the external world. Is MIND or PERCEPTION a thing any of us owns in exclusivity without sharing in its use or origin with others? No! Since mind
and perception is not our own, but shared,... shall we say that mankind is
of one mind and one perception? I say yes.
• Single Consciousness Parent School:
Anything in our awareness is a part of our consciousness. The whole world is brought into focus by the uncountable awarenesses of humans, animals, and
plants [and may I controversially add, also brought into focus by seemingly non-sentient & seemingly non-living objects and forces]. As the awareness
of reality is rooted in existence, we can say that reality and existence are also a part of our consciousness. As these states and qualities are
unquestionably shared, we can conclude that we are all of one consciousness.
• Singularity Parent School:
All of existence and all of reality is One, through the interconnected relationships of elemental & atomic/subatomic origination, energy-matter,
particles-waves, and cause-and-effect. Nothing stands alone as an absolutely independent, sovereign, or isolated thing. Therefore, we can say that all
is one through existential unity.
Shall we further dare to peer into the veiled realm of the mystical?
• Divine Parent School:
In considering all points above, we have deduced that ancestry, culture, brain, mind, perceptions, awareness, consciousness, and existence comprise a
unified wholeness. In transcending mundane human thoughts, emotions, sensory perceptions, and awareness of time and place, we edge nearer to the the
"Voice of Silence". We may call this Higher Self, Universal Consciousness, or God, amongst other conceptualizations. In this Holy place of
transcendence, within this inner Kingdom of God, we discover that even this Light is emanated from One and dwells within All.
In all of these above mentioned instances, we see illustrated many mediums to disseminate from a single source.
"veneration of a "succession of masters" who in fact are just a conflation of prior individuals and traditions which are
Teachings of Masters may appear to be an occult and esoteric concept, but there are still deeper understandings than the simple veneration of any
Ascended Masters serve as symbolic and figurative representations of the utmost of human potential. The highest levels of knowledge, wisdom, and
conduct are embodied in the forms of Masters, so that we may have higher ideals to strive towards. Personas of Masters, much like gods and deities,
are sometimes exaggerated and/or invented to illustrate the heights of Love and Wisdom. It is the qualities
and teachings of Masters
that should be the focus, not the Master themselves.
The succession of Masters or traditions is simply the historic progression of our collective species toward betterment.
"the "New Age" has fed at the trough of eastern mysticism and western hermeticism. It hasn't actually created anything new."
Your statement may seem like a point of derision to more easily discard notions, but it is actually the reality of mankind. All things of culture,
knowledge, science, and invention were constructed on the foundations of earlier ideas. All concepts of language, writing, agriculture, art, and
technology "fed at the trough"
of previous formulations.
The synthesis between Eastern Mysticism and Western Esoterism was well-overdue. Such systems even laid the foundations for our modern sciences. The
ancient understandings of the arcane has always, and continues to promote the sciences. In fact, traditional science is ever-increasingly looking back
to mysticism and esoterism to further our modern understandings of reality and existence. "Synthesis of science and creative thought"
long-been integrated in various systems.