Originally posted by mysticnoon
reply to post by NorEaster
I am not sure what you mean by contextual isolation, but it would seem that an identity divested of its physical limitation will be attracted
inexorably towards its strongest attachments, which in the first instance is the form of the mother person within whose womb it is "born again".
Interestingly enough, this often does happen, resulting in what many have decided is groups of "spirit guides".
In life, as in death, we go where our attachments lie. This is why there is such an emphasis on detachment in many spiritual and religious
disciplines. If the mind has no strong bonds in this world, then it is naturally drawn to a non-physical existence where it may, indeed, have an
opportunity to realise the gods of mankind's belief systems.
This is the plan. And if there are people who have been able to establish themselves as "gods" in the afterlife, then this programmed belief (that
such gods exist IF an afterlife exists)
makes it easy to gather acolytes as they begin the effort to orient themselves to their new environs.
Religion, deism, theism, atheism, mysticism, spiritualism, occultism, and all the many "isms" that are predicated on the idea that human afterlife and
an ethereal authority figure "soften the battlefield" (a common marketing term that's used to describe "soft marketing" efforts that are not direct
for the direct "sales" effort that occurs once the mind has realized that it has survived the death transition. And with human
devotion the sole assigner of intrinsic value in existence, the reason for such an effort should be fairly obvious.
Currency is that which the users of currency have agreed upon as having intrinsic value. It takes that agreement to create the value that will be
universally regarded as intrinsic, and deeply ingrained devotion - as a result of deliberate and relentless programming of the human mind while it's
being physically gestated - is the surest way to ensure that what has been established as universally valuable will remain universally agreed upon as
intrinsically valuable. In short, it takes cultural conditioning to keep currency stable.
Human beings initiate in the material realm, and they bring their conditioning into the eternal realm with them. There is currency of some sort in the
afterlife - some form of granting power and hierarchical importance that a relative few enjoy and that all support. It's programmed into each of us
while we're here to support that currency (that unquestioned devotion to the inevitably "revealed divinity" after all "questions have been
and the hierarchical structure that exists because of it, and it's this false connection between human death survival and the existence
of an ethereal authority's role in that survival that ensures that this hierarchical structure is maintained.
That said, the connection is false, as is the notion that such omnipotent ethereal authorities exist. They are human. Just like the authorities that
exist on this side of the divide. People don't change as a result of corporeal death. Only their point of perspective changes, A person stays exactly
who they became as a result of the life they lived. Good people. Bad people. And especially ambitious people.
edit on 4/24/2013 by NorEaster
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