reply to post by misha.baikal
Thanks for the response, and the questions Misha. Welcome to the thread. I agree that vibrations are one aspect of life, this is a theory developed
and taught during the 1700s by a theosophical philosophy known as Hermetics. Vibrations open us up to the channels of ourselves, and our world.
Through them we can monitor our health, the health of those around us, and our own advancement towards enlightenment (whatever form of enlightenment
that you so desire).
Your first question: I do believe in a type of reincarnation. I don't believe that we spend so much time in one caste system, and then are reborn
higher or lower (as Hindu reincarnation teaches). Instead I believe that our reincarnation occurs in extra-dimensional ways. Primarily two steps:
physical reincarnation, and spiritual reincarnation.
In the first, we are born again and again to new consciences. We may be born of any race, any gender, and any ethnicity; the goal being to give us a
deeper grasp of what it means to be human.
The latter, I believe is a spiritual concept occurring beyond the death of the physical body. Conscience is an amalgamation of neurological synapses,
so I believe it is illogical to think that our thinking self lives on postmortem.
Instead, I believe that our bio-electric energy, and natural body radiation are recycled and filtered throughout the Universe. We do not maintain a
universal consciousness (what some would call a unity with the god-head) but are instead woven into the fabric of the Universe, just as our physical
bodies break down and feed the Earth, our "spiritual body" breaks down and feeds the Universe.
What do you think, Misha?
I am a strong believer in the ability to mentally focus and control our bodies natural energies. I believe that all magick is nothing more than the
acts of someone who has attained the ability to focus and control their magnetism, bio-electricity, and small body radiation. Some would disagree with
me, believing that magickal energy is an inherent natural phenomenon separate from the human body, but that is there belief, and this is mine.
Meditation - specifically attempts to achieve Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana - coupled with staying healthy, keeping your brain sharp (obviously by
engaging in discussion and seeking new avenues of enlightenment all the time), and attempting to develop those elusive "6th sense" skills are all
beneficial and important towards circulating, controlling, and being able to feel your own inner energy.
Of course, just one of those activities alone can be enough, as long as you're open to the possibilities of the existence of such things. I myself
meditate, try to keep my brain sharp by engaging in discussion and debate frequently, and am always keeping an eye out for "odd" occurrences that
may relate to some latent "6th sense" that I possess.
Concerning your practices,
1. Oaths of silence are beneficial for strengthening your own resolve. If you can take, and keep, such an oath, it disciplines you for more difficult
mental and physical tasks, such as mediation or extreme workouts.
2. The development of the True Will is a staple of Qabala, Thelema and almost all other theosophical societies. The act of keeping the Ego in balance,
so that the True Will can effect it's outcome is important to any, and all spiritual living. If we cannot tell the difference between what we desire,
and what we require, we cannot truly reach any enlightened stage.
3. Obviously, as my earlier statements say, meditation is a large facet of my personal regimen.
4. The diet aspect I believe we approach from opposite ends. I have absolutely no problem with an all-natural diet. However, I also understand that
modern science has made our food supply safer, more durable, and a lot healthier for us. I also believe that all food, however "healthy" or
"unhealthy" it may be is a part of the human experience. Moderation I believe is the more important aspect to consider here. A time and place for
5. I must actually disagree on the sex reference. It has been my belief that sexual interactions - only if mutually condoned - is one of the
healthiest, and most sacred acts that can be performed. The state of euphoria reached during sexual intercourse, coupled with the health benefits and
intense human emotional connections developed are all beneficial magickally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. Such is only my stance
on the subject though.
6. I have a bit of a complicated stance when it concerns "free will" and "do unto others". I do believe that all human beings are inherently free
to make and do as they please, I do not believe though that this means we should let everyone do as they wish. As fellow humans we need to carefully
place our foot in the door when someone is overstepping their boundaries. If that makes sense.
7. I think that all emotions have a time, and place. Anger and jealousy are no different than joy or charity. Emotions are all chemical occurrences,
so they should all be treated the same. Again, moderation should be employed. When it is proper to express anger or outrage, do so. When it is
childish or immature, refrain from doing so.
8. I believe that all human beings genetically and biologically possess a duality. To discard the animus from the anima, or vice-versa, is wrong. In
order to fully experience what it means to be a man, you must understand what it is to be a woman, the same for the woman. To take a woman as yours
because she is woman and you are man is wrong. History and archeology teach us that while men were the Kings and rulers of city-states, the women were
often revered, respected and feared as being more powerful than the men. To truly experience life to it's fullest, you must open yourself up to all
of your avenues - whether they are masculine or feminine.
Thank you, once again for your reply. I hope to see you contributing more to this thread if it grows.
~ Wandering Scribe