posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 10:54 PM
First and foremost, I must apologize - I had mistaken your name for "Oneness" in my last response. To be perfectly honest, I had always read it as
"Oneness" without so much as a second thought. Curious, is it not?
That said, before I begin, I would like to offer my thanks for your efforts to bring the OP back. As I had said in my initial post it was a pity that
they were gone - it seemed that they were genuinely interested in PH. As per the whole business of the "other thread(s)" - there is no need to
mention it; I know all about it. I do my homework, after all. We will do the best that we can, here and now. If I find the discussion fruitful
and/or perhaps threatened, I will advise an exchange of email addresses for the sake of continuing the discussion regardless of any unforeseen and
unfortunate circumstances. However, that all remains to be seen.
On the matter of my background, I will remain (relatively) reticent. I did not come here to write an autobiography, as if anyone ought to care - I am
nothing special. Yes, I perhaps know a thing or two above and beyond the average Joe, but I am always and ever reminded by my knowing that - as I had
said above - "The more I learn, the less I know". What this implies is that, as consciousness expands (little by little), so too do the vistas of
knowledge - and far more rapidly than our own consciousness, mind you. The gates are thrown wide and world upon world is unveiled to the duly
prepared, each representing a new field of learning - it eventually serves to bring about a rather staggering realization that we are neigh hopelessly
ignorant in the Worlds of Man; that we can say, with certainty, as Sokrates did, "I know nothing (worth knowing)". It makes a man to realize that
his wisdom is little more than a foolish parody; it makes a man humble. That said, I will submit - once, for interests sake - the same material that
I wrote for my profile and it is as follows.
"Fr. T.E.U. aka Fr. E.S.Q.S. (Ego Sum Qui Sum); Student of (neo) Pythagorean Hylozoics and life-long student of the Occult and Esoteric in general.
Interests include but are not limited to: Art, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, the Occult and Esoteric - (neo) Pythagorean Hylozoics, (neo)
Platonism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Theurgy, Freemasonry, Ceremonial Magi(k), Theosophy, Comparative Religious Studies"
Currently I am studying PH (a la HTL primarily; HPB, CWL, AWB, AEP, AAB/DK), the symbolism of Freemasonry and the Enchiridion of Epiktetus. My "body
of practice", as I tend to call it consists of an early morning meditation, journaling, reading, the fulfilling of duties and obligations and active
service. It is, admittedly, a rather sparse "body of practice", but that is because I have long since learned to appreciate the simple Art of
Living; austerity - of any kind, I find, is a dangerous sort of thing in that it invites the delusions of grandeur and self-importance that we must
necessarily overcome. Hopefully, this enough to slake your curiosities?
On the matter of discovering PH and comparing it to the LoO, let me be perfectly frank with you. If you truly wish to grasp PH, you will need to drop
the LoO at some point; the (mental) systems or world views of PH and the LoO do not correspond as much as you might have hoped they do - certainly not
on a 1:1 basis. To try and study PH alongside the LoO would only serve to confuse you - though these two systems do have some points in common, they
also have some significant differences that just do not sit well with each other. I tried to point out one such glaring difference in my last
response, but it seems that you misread what I had posted.
On the matter of the STS in the Worlds of Man, I would ask you to re-read what I had initially posted with a bit more care this time.
On the matter of the number seven, perhaps it would be of benefit to visualize the process of comparison as follows.
PH (concerning the Systemic Worlds only) LoO
7 Worlds 7 Densities
7 Envelopes corresponding to the above Worlds 7 Bodies corresponding to the above Densities
7 Chakras (Sankrit: Wheels) or Centers of Force 7 Chakras
Both systems postulate seven Worlds (Densities), Envelopes (Bodies) and a series of Chakras of Centers of Force. The two systems do have points of
correspondence therefore, ditto. However, the thing to note is that these points of correspondence are (relatively) general in nature; not only do
these two systems correspond on these points, but - and I am sure you know this - a great many systems are in agreement with these points, besides.
When it comes down to specifics, however, they are not nearly so corresponding. The number "seven" becomes the biggest correspondence, more than