"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have
different names, but
they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all
"Religion has it's prehistoric
origin's in Religion is an
informal human subconscious
governing structure implanted by the local
man's desire to discern some
in the workings of Nature." - Niall
Religion that abandons its moral baseline, the moral
baseline that supports LIFE, loses its
subconscious governing ability and becomes nothing more than
a cult of idol worshipers.
will initially be based upon an initial
mystical experience of
the founder of the
Shortly thereafter the religion will become
institutionalized and begin to lose its ability to revilatize the Eternal
This ocurrs as over time as institutionalized religion becomes
caught in the trap of literal
explanations, explanations that were meant for
children not for adults.
religious myths always have three levels of understanding associated with them
to reveal the Thinspace.
The two lowest levels create the duality most
The base level is for
children and is designed as a rude moral compass.
The middle level is
for adults, teaching them to protect each other and to care for
the general welfare of the tribe.
The highest level - for sages,
wizards and mystics - is related to timeless wisdom and is designed by social
"Religion essentially agrees with the
orthodox scientific view that the universe operates according to mechanical
principles, except for certain special circumstances in which a being external
to matter, called God, interferes in the universe's deterministic laws in
occurrences called miracles.
By separating God out from the universe and
consigning Him to the role of clockmaker and occasional miracle-producer, the
Church's response to science abetted its despiritualization of life, as should
be expected given that both institutions spring from the same fundamental
In both the scientific and the religious view, the
human being is essentially alone: in the former case because there is no God at
all, and in the latter because God has been separated out from the material
world in which we live." -
"Wherever there stands the implication that man can
do something which directly and automatically guarantees that God will perform
a desired action in response, there is "religion". Thus, when a man makes a wax
doll, pokes it full of pins, mutters incantations, and believes that God is
thus put under obligation to punish his enemy, this is a "religious" act. But
likewise, when a specially endowed holy man utters a formula over bread and
wine and believes that God thereby changes them into
divine substance which
ineluctably has an ameliorative effect on those who partake, this is a
"religious" act." - Vernard Eller
"A meeting of five faiths
to reconcile their differences points up the propensity of religious groups to
ignore inhuman behavior in the name of religion and pontificate on the goodness
of God. Their communique stated, 'A blessing to all creation, religion is a
constant reminder to humanity of the
divine spark in every
person.' The statement goes on to decry how "horrific acts" are justified in
the name of religion. When haven't horrible acts been justified in the name of
religion? Since the beginning of
recorded time, evidence shows that horrible acts have always been performed
in the name of religion. Human sacrifices, animal
sacrifices, wars of conquest, and
'ethnic cleansing' are events that may use mythological tinder.
Religion have always been a way
for wily, hypocritical leaders using
superstition to intimidate people and
extort riches from them." - Wallace Danielson
"Imagine that we are
sitting here talking of religions and that the maid Masha hears our
conversation. She, of course, understands it in her own way and she repeats
what she has understood to the porter Ivan. The porter Ivan again understands
it in his own way and he repeats what he has understood to the coachman Peter
next door. The coachman Peter goes to the country and recounts in the
village what the gentry talk about in
town. Do you think that what he recounts will at all resemble what we said?
This is precisely the relation between existing religions and that which was
their basis. You get teachings,
traditions, prayers, rites, not at fifth but at twenty-fifth hand, and, of
course, almost everything has been distorted beyond recognition and everything
essential forgotten long ago."
- Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
Understanding there is something greater than self helps one to
see the actual insignificance of attempting to control things beyond one's
sphere of control.
Institutionalized religion evolves over time into no more than
a social control mechanism
concerned with the traditions, masquerading
as morals, of the institutionalized
religion is incapable of doing the very thing that is needed by an
individual feeling separated from life.
religion can bring the "lost soul"
into a feeling of fellowship with fellow 'believers' but it can never heal
the separation that man feels from the
Creator and Sustainer.
The only thing that can heal the
the separation that man feels from the
Creator and Sustainer is mystical states of unitive
experience - oneness with
the cosmos or with the Creator and Sustainer.
Spiritually corrupt individuals
take the reigns of religious power elevating dogma
while obscuring truth.
No intercessor is needed for
participation in a mystical
In fact participation in a
precludes intercessors !
religion is defined
a manifestation of piety;
a system of
faith and worship;
a religious order
subject to a regulated mode of life;
institutionalized system of belief
by profession of belief, by observance of ritual, or by the
conduct of life;
a cause, principle, or activity pursued with
zeal or conscientious devotion;
institutionalization and ritualization of an expression of
awe of inconceivable power;
a set of
beliefs, values, and practices based on the
teachings of a spiritual leader
creating a conceptual structural foundation of the disciple's
a formalized system of thought by which men indicate their
recognition of the ineffable something that has power over their
destiny, to whom
obedience, service, and
honor is given in genuflection;
a manifestation of piety.
Religion carries a moral obligation
along with the spirit of reverence
and veneration for life.
Religion, as distinguished
from theology, is subjective, designating the
emotions and rituals of a group of people in realtion with the ineffable; while
theology is objective, and denotes those ideas
which an individual entertains respecting ineffable
systematized concepts of God.
Specifically an attempt to conform in ritual and
faith with the
Will of the Creator and
asks four questions of those feeling psychic illness:
When did you stop
When did you stop singing ?
When did you stop enjoying
the telling of a story ?
When did you stop enjoying
Shamanism refers to a range of
traditional beliefs and practices concerned
with communication with the spirit world.
Although there are many variations of
shamanism throughout the world, there
are some beliefs that are shared by all forms of
spirits can play important roles in human
The shaman can control and/or cooperate with the
spirits for the community's benefit.
The spirits can be either good or
Shamans engage various processes and techniques to incite trance;
such as: singing, dancing, taking entheogens, meditating and drumming.
Animals play an important role, acting as omens and
message-bearers, as well as representations of animal spirit
The shaman's spirit leaves the
body and enters into the supernatural world of spirit during certain tasks.
can treat illnesses or sickness.
healers, gurus and
"Shamanistic traditions of
great antiquity in Asia and the Near East has as one of their most important
elements the attempt to find God through the Vale of Tears; that cannabis
played a role in this, at least in some areas, is born out in the philology
surrounding the ritualistic use of the plant. Whereas Western religious
traditions generally stress sin, repentance, and mortification of the flesh,
certain older non-Western religions employed Cannabis as a euphoriant, which
allowed the participant a joyous path to the Ultimate; hence such appellations
as "heavenly guide". - William A. Embolden, Jr
To the Ancient Gnostics the
Demiurge created Material Reality out of the Pleroma, with the
help of his six sons, the planetary Genii.
The Ancient Gnostics
viewed Material Reality as faulty, a failure of the Demiurge's design due
either the Demiurge's cruel nature or due to the fact that a higher power
forced it upon the Demiurge.
The Ancient Gnostics divided humanity into three groups : savages who
could see nothing outside the material realm (known as Atheists today); those,
who like the Talmudists, worshiped the Demiurge; and lastly themselves, who
worship Nous (Christ) and the true spiritual light of the higher
To the Ancient Gnostics Christ was the
personification of Nous (Divine Mind) which emanated from the higher
spiritual Æons .
The material body, bound in Nature, was
the Soul, which escapes the material shell
at death, was termed Serapis which is defined as the
Power that organizes Reality into its
present beautiful Order.
core exists within all religions, Eastern and Western.
mystical core is directly
related to human dreams, emotional needs and emotional experiences.
Human subconscious reality is
symbolically expressed within this
mystical core in each religion in ways that
differ only as to culture or sub-culture.
Each religion has an element of truth in that the
spiritual archetypes spring directly from human
dreams, emotional needs and emotional
The essential elements of religion conceptualize
spiritual reality as common among all men.
All human life is
spiritually interconnected through the
spiritual archetypes that express
subconscious human reality in the
mystical core of each
The seemingly infinite myriad of physical forces
that exist in reality can be broken down and seen as the interaction of four
basic universal forces of energy which binds all inanimate substance in the
"God" is the name given to the Creator of these four basic universal forces that
bind all substance and grants inanimate substance life.
Within the mystical core all
things are seen as connected to all other things.
intellects are beginning to understand the
"inter-connectedness" of all things and these enlightened intellects see that
spirituality are ultimately
Intuition, rationalism, skepticism, and
the scientific method
in combination and properly balanced raises
awareness. This in turn
consciousness to the reality of common
spiritual archetypes and common mystical core of our
consciousness allows a shifting of control
over the expression of
spirituality from religious authority to the
A free soul needs no intercessor to God.
This enlightened manner of reflecting on the
mystical core of reality to
understand the foundation of reality brings
awakening to and human
understanding of true reality.
This awakening moves
individuals towards personal responsibility as well as
ultimate awakening to reality
occurs when we personally experience the revelations of the
eternal power of the
divine spark that
resides within each and every human heart/soul.
From the ultimate
awakening we find
compassion as we
walk hand in hand with God in the
Garden of Paradise on the perfect evening at the end of the perfect
"When we see the same ideas promulgated as divine
truth, on the ancient banks of the Ganges, and the modern shores of the
Mediterranean, we are constrained to admit that they have
something common in
their source. They may be the result of celestial revelation, or they may
all alike emanate from human ingenuity. As men invent new forms of religion
now, there is a presumption that others may have done so formerly. As all men
are essentially human, so we may believe that
their inventions will be characterised by the virtues and the failings of
humanity. Again, experience tells us that similarity in thought involves similarity in action.
Christian trinity is of Egyptian origin, and is as surely a pagan doctrine as
the belief in heaven and hell, the existence of a devil, of archangels, angels,
spirits and saints, martyrs and virgins, intercessors in heaven, gods and
demigods, and other forms of faith which deface the greater part of modern
religions." - Thomas Inman
While true religion is always the same thing, in
each century and every land it has never
been the same thing in any two centuries or lands.
Anyone, who traces
the history of what is called Christianity, will see that
nothing changes more from age to age than the doctrines taught as Christian,
and insisted on as essential to Christianity and
of one age is the orthodox belief of the next.
Since our various
theologies are so transient, why do we need to accept the teachings of men, as
though they were the word of God?
"Almost every sect makes Christianity
rest on the personal authority of Jesus, rather than the immutable truth of the
It is hard to see why the great truths of
Christianity should rest on the personal authority of Jesus, any more than the
axioms of geometry rest on the personal authority of Euclid, or Archimedes.
"The authority of Jesus, as
of all teachers, must rest on the truth of his words. God's word will not
change, for that word is Truth. From this Jesus
subtracted nothing; to this he added nothing." - Theodore Parker
Nothing has ever
emerged spontaneously in human culture from an absolute vacuum.
religion has never suddenly appeared and been accepted by any large number of
All religions start from an older religion which is
transformed in an attempt to better fit the current conceptual understanding.
religion was built upon the beliefs of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten as well as
the myths of the Sumerians, the Canaanites and
the followers of Zoroaster.
Christianity was built by a
synthesis of the Hebrew, Egyptian and Greek religions.
built upon the Christian and Hebrew religions.
Vedic Sanskrit, a classical language of India, is the
liturgical language of Hinduism,
An example of a modern religion that has transformed
Christianity to fit its Old Testament precepts is
A new testament
appeared, the book of Mormon - a
rewritten New and Old Testament, and Christians were converted into
Christians this new testament appears as a fictional account of the adventures,
or the life and times of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God but to
Mormons the book of
Mormon is the 'word of God' written down
by Joseph Smith.
The individuals that first accepted
Mormonism were Christians before they
and Islam have much in common.
When a religion is
founded it is usually founded with a "book" or a body
An example of a religion that was founded upon a
mixture of Christianity and Judaism is the Elcesaites Elkasites, Helkesaites,
Elchasai or Echasaites based upon the writings of Elchasai. These writings gave
rise to cenobitic monasticism which resulted in the Desert Fathers - hermits,
ascetics and monks - who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt, beginning
around the third century.
Their ideas through their writings eventually gave rise
to the Discalced Carmelites which was founded on the writings of
Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y
Ahumada (St. Teresa of Ávila) and
Juan de Yepes Alvarez (St.
John of the Cross) in 1593.
Although Christianity has two main branches
Protestantism they both use basically the
same testament that was decided upon by the
Roman Catholic Council of Nicaea in
Protestants take the
early Christian writings the Roman Catholics claim are not
heretical and accept them wholeheartedly
but get a slightly different message from them.
Protestants never stop to ask the question of
whether the books contained in the Bible tell the whole
story or whether they have been edited,
corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited, re-corrected and corrupted
by the very group that neoevangelic Protestants or literalists condemn as a "cult",
the Holy Roman Catholic
Church of scribes/priests/monks, management and of course the
chief executive officer, the
CEO or Pope.
The difference between main
stream religion and "cults" is basically the degree of acceptance by the
culture in which the religion exists although many religious "authorities"
condemn any religious viewpoint not their own as
heretical and groups that hold such views
All of the aforementioned religions have come from a
already existing popularly acceptedinstitutionalized
religion and that is why they have large numbers of adherents.
Religious "cults" that are not
based upon existing religious
traditions typically do not survive through
A good example of a
"cult" that was not based on existing religious
traditions and that had very few followers is
Heaven's Gate religious founder
Applewhite had only 38 followers follow him through "Heaven's Gate" to
hitch a ride on the comet Hale-Bopp in 1997.
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