is The Ageless Wisdom?
is a key philosophical concept found again and again in the religions,
myths, folklore and legends, arts and sciences of all cultures in
all times. Like a Golden Thread running through life's great mysteries,
The Ageless Wisdom is a consensus that all physically dense
forms are essentially reflections of a sentient energy or Spirit,
conscious of itself in varying degrees of manifestation.
Spiritual Source of All Things often called God, the Absolute,
the ALL, the One Life, the Creator, Supreme Being, or the Ultimate
Reality is both transcendent
transcendent, the complete other, can be immanent
without being changed by the becoming of that in
which it dwells."
Transcendent God exists above
all material things.
In Its Divine Supremacy it is greater than the sum of its parts,
that is, more than its Creation.
Immanent God is present within
God's material Creation and its creatures. No particle is too
small to exclude its Spiritual Essence.
Immanent view alone God-in-Nature is the heretical
"pantheism" of the Pagans. An understanding that both
views are true immanent and
transcendent is known an "panentheism."
In His Transcendent
Nature, God is the Supreme Source, the Godhead the One About
Whom Naught May Be Said. In Her Immanent Nature, God
is the Divine Mother giving birth to and nourishing the material
Universe. Together they birth a Son, the center or Soul of the Spirit-matter
continuum. In this way, Divinity manifests Itself as a Divine
Mind - Father Spirit,
Heart - Son/Soul/Love/Consciousness, and
Body - Mother Matter physical creation and its creatures.
By definition, nothing exists outside of the One Life.
Magic in the Middle the Heart of God
is the magical, mysterious, cohesive magnetism experienced as Divine
Love that unifies Father Spirit (the One Life) with Mother
Matter (the many forms). The goal of every human, in all religions,
is to seek and find God. Philosophy and psychology urge
us to "Know thyself." The Hermetic Emerald Tablet from
Egypt's prehistory proclaimed, "As Above, so below." And
so, a Macro (Spiritual) and micro (material) view of things implies
a continuum, a spectrum a center, a heart, a Middle Way,
a Spiritual Path. It is the Soul. It
is Divine Love from the Divine Heart. As Divine Love, the Soul exists
as pure Consciousness (awareness), the Son of Spirit and
Matter. As the connection (magnetic field) that bridges, blends,
and unites Spirit with all matter, Divine
Love has four aspects:
Imbues all living forms with an awareness of their
existence; awake, alert, and sentient. Further, human consciousness,
unlike other life forms, enjoys free will -- a second level of
consciousness that allows us to substitute even-tempered, well-reasoned
responses for unconscious reactions (instinct). Such witnessing
of life is often called "detachment" and "mindfulness."
cohesive affinity for discovering and developing your true nature,
identity and motive. Secondly, your attraction in all human relationships
-- romantic, familial, platonic, and institutional. Thirdly, your
attraction to the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. And lastly,
your attraction to particular circumstance and opportunity (karma)
-- all within the Ultimate Unity of the One Life.
Connects God to
His Creation, the One to the Many, in such
God remains eternal, undivided, and undiminished.
Also qualifies Spirit as it comes into matter, that is, determines
the physical form it will take in thought, emotion, health
mankind toward the higher, more refined qualities of his
Soul, thus drawing
the Soul homeward to the Father
and the Godhead about which "naught may be said." Transmutes
(redeems) human awareness, uplifting its spiritual frequency by
means of a longing to be loved, lovable, and loving (the Divine
Homesickness). The results include higher values, morals, and
ethics plus an enhanced ability to understand ever more inclusive
concepts. Healing and concepts of growth, evolution and unfoldment
are drawn from us by Love's
of man is uplifted, it becomes ever more aware of itself as an
individuated, diversified manifestation of the One Life. Thus
"atonement" is recognized as becoming at-one,
and "alone" as "all one" in spite of physical
|Like the bar magnet above,
pendulum shows the polarities of Spirit and matter,
but in a more dynamic way. While the material
end of the
continuum swings between the extremes or "opposites"
of appearance, the Spiritual
end remains fixed,
unmoved, and unified.
Eternal - Unified
Ageless Wisdom is also known as the Perennial Philosophy
or prisca theologia (Ancient Theology). It
is found in Egyptian (Hermetic) Alchemy, Jewish Cabala, the ancient
Greek Philosophies, particularly those of Pythagoras and Plato,
the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus, Christian Gnosticism, the Rosicrucians
and Free Masons, the Sufism of Islam (Muslim), the Yoga of Hinduism,
the various Buddhist traditions, Taoism, theosophy and other Western
Mystery schools such as new thought, mental science, hypnotism,
meditation, prayer, Wiccan and occult white magic, as well as the
Shamanic traditions of indigenous people on all continents.