You have fallen asleep.
You have begun to dream.
Realize you are dreaming.
This is lucid dreaming !
Have you ever been
conscious that you were
dreaming while asleep?
This is known as 'lucid dreaming'.
ultra awake state of
consciousness is called 'lucid
Throughout history men and women from all cultures and all
religious faiths have awoken and experienced lucid
When living lucidly you are conscious that what you thought
was consciousness was, comparatively,
a hazy dream.
This awakened state is
sometimes called 'enlightenment' or 'gnosis'.
The foundation of
gnosis rests on true knowledge.
The Greek language distinguishes
between scientific or reflective knowledge ("He knows mathematics") and knowing through observation or experience ("He desire
me"), which is termed gnosis.
Gnostics originially used the term
gnosis to describe an intuitive process of
immersion in true knowledge which leads to
knowing oneself and, finally, an understanding of
who claim to know nothing about ultimate reality are called agnostic
(literally, "not knowing") while the person who does claim to know such things
is called gnostic ("knowing").
Gnosticism the broad term 'gnostic' is defined as 'knower' which refers to all individuals who have
insight into ultimate reality and although
they express their
insights in the various
metaphors of their diverse cultures, they
all talk about the experience of awakening,
of perceiving reality as reality
sometimes called 'the perennial philosophy' because it has been found in all
cultures and at all times throughout mankind's history. It is not that
gnostics all say exactly the same
thing. It is rather that their teachings are like fingers pointing
from different perspectives to the same experience of
Religions mired in
literalism are social clubs for people
who want to walk with God but end
up worshiping the One True Finger.
They have no understanding of
the experience of awakening
towards which the finger points. Once a religion becomes institutionalized
it fails to function as anything other than a social control mechanism.
writings are interpreted and
literally set in social cultural
stone then the critical thinking, a
necessary and required step in the attainment of
gnosis, is abandoned for rote
interpretation by "experts" - rabbis,
priests, teachers, prophets and apostles, ad infinitum - also known as
intercessors to God.
"This reality is a passing
dream which the sleeper is convinced is
real, until unexpectedly the dawn of death frees him from this
fantasy." - Rumi
gnostics have ceaselessly exposed
religion as a pernicious source of
superstition, division and suffering.
In so doing gnostics have been
persecuted by ruling classes
interested in maintaining the status quo. Taking religious myths literally
is the root cause of religiously sanctified violence.
The experience of
awakening, has answered the
profound human yearning to understand the
mysteries of life, of reality, of the human
soul and the attributes of God.
The experience of
gnosis has inspired people of all
cultures to create beautiful works of art, gloriously
soaring cathedrals and temples, transcendental music and songs,
sublime poetry and literature that speaks to
the heart of man.
The experience of
gnosis has the power to rescue the
gnostics from under the accumulated
debris of religious dogma.
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of Life - a rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of
faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in
which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation
with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality
in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human
spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not
occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass
media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the
family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
corrupt international elites vision of a perfect
world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the
bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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