lucid dreaming

You have fallen asleep.

You have begun to dream.

Realize you are dreaming.

This is lucid dreaming !

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Have you ever been conscious that you were dreaming while asleep?

This is known as 'lucid dreaming'.

An ultra awake state of consciousness is called 'lucid living'.

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lucid living or gnosis

Throughout history men and women from all cultures and all religious faiths have awoken and experienced lucid living.

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.

The 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 human nature.

Those 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").

In 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 gnosis, of perceiving reality as reality truly is.

Gnosticism is 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 gnosis.

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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.

Once sacred writings are interpreted and literally set in social cultural stone then the critical thinking, a necessary and required step in the attainment of awakening into 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

Throughout history gnostics have ceaselessly exposed literalism in religion as a pernicious source of ignorance, superstition, division and suffering. In so doing gnostics have been branded as heretics and 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 gnosis, 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 teachings of gnostics from under the accumulated debris of religious dogma.

"There are many whose eyes are awake, but whose hearts are asleep. If your heart is already awakened, sleep peacefully, sleep in the arms of the Compassion of God." - Rumi

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