Vatic Note: I have discovered that without recognizing the role of science and physics in this subject, one can't use it effectively. I have a story to tell, once I understood how this all works, that will prove, (at least it did to me) that this works. I am beginning to believe that our salvation rests within this 2 part series.
In part 2, when I tell my story, I will also recommend some other readings that I did which gave me a more practical view of how to use this information for good. Until then, enjoy the read. This below is a foundational read. email us if you have any questions, since this is very good stuff. David Icke was right, this is a spiritual war and we must be armed and prepared to meet the enemy fully armed.
SPIRITUAL ENERGY - Part 1 of 2
By Admin, Hermes Press
**--either locally or at a distance. Perennialist teachers use their advanced, more harmonized energy fields to assist in the development and transformation of the general populace and initiates.
(**VN: These lower energy fields are hatred, unrighteous anger, fear, depression, etc. and that is transformable to higher energy levels, and this is called "Soft physics" or "Plasma Physics", which is a relatively young fields of physics, and its very fascinating. Now you know why the evil perverted pond scum use hatred and fear on us. To keep us away from our power. This is worth the read. Trust me on this.)
Types of Physical Energy
Contemporary scientists have come to the same conclusion as the Perennialist seers that the basic element of Reality is consciousness manifested as energy. Physical energy is studied and described as particle and waves, since neither aspect is accurate by itself.
"Throughout mankind's cultural history there has existed the metaphysical concept that man and cosmos are interconnected by a ubiquitous, all-pervasive sea of energy that undergirds, and is manifest in, all phenomena. This pre-scientific concept of a cosmic energy goes by many names in many traditions, such as ch'i, ki or qi (Taoism), prana (yoga), mana (Kahuna), barakah (Sufi), élan vital (Bergsonian metaphysics), and so forth." 2
Nikola Tesla observed that the universe is a sea of energy. Today physicists know that matter is a form of energy, vibrating at different frequencies. Energy comprises 98% of the Universe and matter only 2%. "Every cubic centimeter of empty space contains more energy than the total energy of all the matter in the known universe." 3
In sub-atomic physics, elemental reality is conceived of not as "things" but as foci of energy. Specific energy fields, manifesting through individual frequencies, assume distinct forms. All objects in our empirical world, then, are composed of energy frequencies, which when arrested, manifest through forms.
In this essay we'll explore the nature of spiritual energy and how it can be:
Preserved and Stored
"Everything a man does hinges on his personal power . . . Therefore, for one who doesn't have any, the deeds of a powerful man are incredible. It takes power to even conceive what power is." 4
Understanding and Transmitting Energy
We live in a universe of spiritual, psychic, and physical energy by virtue of which all living things exist through their ability to transmute this universal energy into something individual.
We become endowed with the ability to transmit our own energy field, our individual unit of power. Humans are energy transformers; we are alive and developing in proportion to how much of this universal energy we accept and how freely it flows through us. The better we transmit this energy or allow it to flow through us, the higher grade we occupy; the more alive and contented and effective we become.
Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901 CE), an early investigator of spiritual and psychic energy, conceived of the subliminal self as being in touch with a realm of spiritual forces from which it is able to draw energy to infuse into the human mind, ordinarily in limited quantities, but, in altered states, in great floods, which elevate the mental operations and powers to exceptionally high levels.
Myers viewed the brain as being at a comparatively early stage in its evolution as an instrument through which the higher self operates in the material world. He conceived of the subliminal self as that part of the Higher Self (soul) which remains unexpressed in our conscious and organic life. The subliminal self surpasses the supraliminal (above the threshold of consciousness) or ordinary conscious self in its range of spiritual and psychic powers.
Our personal energy convergence point is a center of reception and radiation at the same time. The energy waves from the One Quintessence sustain us and are manifested in our separate frequency transmission. Our individual essence maintains itself by passing Higher Energy pulsations through it. The instant when the Higher Energy flows through us is our moment of absolute unity with divinity. The individual power which occasions the flow through of Higher Energy is composed of the sureness of our belief in the existence of this greater force.
Preserving and Storing Energy
The universe is a web of energy conveying life force through its emanations. All entities within this network receive and transmit energy through radiations. A unitive experience of spiritual, psychic, and physical energy occurs as a direct
response to the impelling force we create within ourselves.
Whatever integration we achieve results in the issuing forth of energy from a higher dimension in direct proportion to our self-invigoration. We receive and transmit spiritual, psychic, and physical energy in immediate relation to our developing intellectual and spiritual capability. We learn to attune ourselves to the universal energy frequency, experiencing spiritual and psychic entrainment.5
All living organisms rely on an external sources of energy to be able to grow and reproduce:
Radiation from the sun in the case of green plants
Chemical energy in some form in the case of animals
The energy we conduct of the Higher Force calls its complement into our being. Emanations of Higher Energy become available to transform our lives, recharging and repairing our own systems. Energy upheavals shift us out of destructive habits, encouraging us to relearn integrative ways of being.
There are centers of energy physically and spiritually associated with various parts of our bodies, called chakras. When kundalini energy moves through the various chakras, our consciousness necessarily changes with it. Each chakra is said to correspond to a specific mantra (sound) and geometric pattern (yantra). Through meditation on these chakras it is claimed that we can gain mastery over our body and each corresponding element.
The original undifferentiated energy from creation is often called Akasha in Indian philosophy and modern occult circles. In some embodiments of the Perennial Tradition it is termed the Secret Fire. This elemental psychic energy is completely instinctual and unconscious and is heavily influenced by spiritual, psychic, and psychological phenomena. One of the major functions of the Secret Fire is to increase human self-awareness. At the lowest level, this is the ego, at its highest, it is the Higher Self.
In the vast majority of humanity, this Secret Fire, or liberating energy of self-consciousness, is said to lie dormant at the base of the spine, coiled like a serpent. By learning to contact the various focal points of energy, what are called the chakras, the person moves her locus of consciousness into the various areas. If the Secret Fire reaches the top of the skull and beyond, spiritual awakening can occur, allowing for a descent and re-ascent of the energy, during which the psychic centers can be awakened, allowing for the manifestation of psychic powers and related phenomena.
The Secret Fire is directly linked to sexual and creative forces in humans. Sexual desire can act as one of the basic evolutionary impulses, along with Higher Intellectual forces. The dormant capability and need for positive orgasmic experiences is biologically and psychically rooted.
Sexual experience within the context of genuine love involves experience of spiritual transcendence, foreshadowing ecstatic union with the One. The "little death" or petite morte of the sexual orgasm, is a forerunner of the "big death" as we let go and experience divine oblivion.
Psychological Interpretations of Psychic Energy
Theorists such as Sigmund Freud and researchers such as Wilhelm Reich studied psychic energy from a psychological perspective, viewing it as a complex mental, sexual or libidinous energy in our unconscious. Psychological afflictions were said to be the result of blockage of psychic energy.
According to Freud, all behavior is motivated by the desire to feel pleasure. That motivation is organized and directed by two instincts: sexuality (Eros), and aggression (Thanatos). Freud conceptualized both these instincts as being powered by a form of internal psychic energy that he called the libido, a basic psychic energy.
Freud believed that humans must subordinate their desire for pleasure--primarily sexual in nature--to the reality principle: the demand to live in conformity with socially concocted dictates, such as the subordination of women and children to a domineering, abusive father. Life thus becomes a joyless compromise with dysfunctional rules.
As we've seen, the sexual drive can be used in positive ways within the context the couch Freud used in psychoanalysisof a mature love relationship. In most persons in contemporary society, however, the libidinous drives are thwarted or corrupted, resulting in psychological disorders of one form or another. Freud's psychoanalytic techniques--a silent therapist listening to the free associations and dreams of the patient--was a gigantic fraud, 6 resulting in persons becoming more miserable rather than more functional.
Other psychologists and psychiatrists such as Wilhelm Reich 7 and Erich Fromm saw the absurdity and devastation of counterfeit therapies, such as orthodox psychoanalysis, and developed new approaches to freeing psychic energy from social and personal obstructions and debasements. Reich's and Fromm's psychotherapeutic practices were positive in their effects, unlike Freud's. However, these approaches to relieving psychological and spiritual disorders operate entirely within the physical or psychic sphere--not in the spiritual domain.
Just as our current civilization uses various energy forms such as electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic waves, seers within the Perennial Tradition preserve and use spiritual energy. This more subtle form of energy operates according to specific principles which it is essential to learn and practice. Just as electricity is potentially deadly if handled by a person ignorant of its power, so spiritual energy can be lethal if trifled with by the spiritually illiterate.
Spiritual energy can be directed by concentrated meditation, which is how prayer and spiritual healing work. Perennialist meditation focuses and transmits spiritual energy, directing it to a specific destination for a specific purpose.
Since external and internal energy focal points affect our bodies, minds, and states of consciousness so directly, we must carefully select the inputs we allow into our experience: persons, activities, images, thoughts, feelings, food, sounds, written material, and environmental elements.
Every time we interact with another person, there is an exchange of energy resonance. Extensive interaction with people possessing negative energy fields may debilitate us and leave us with a tremendous amount of harmful energy debris.
Unless we learn to recognize negative energy and cleanse our fields of it, we can suffer physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual problems. Fortunately, the opposite is equally true: spending time with positively charged persons and edifying phenomena such as enlightening music, art, and literature, 8 can bring transformative effects.
Our spiritual and psychic energy can be misused or wasted in a number of ways. Negative mental and emotional states allow for leakage of energy at a rapid pace (as if we punctured a balloon with a pin, creating a hole and resulting in the baloon exploding). One of our greatest enemies in this regard is self-importance. We allow ourselves to be weakened by feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of other people. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.
Appropriate self-regard is certainly an important factor in any healthy conception of oneself, but what we're referring to is what might be called malodorous self-importance or pomposity. Perennialist savants teach students to overcome all aspects of what is called the debilitating self, a major element of which is self-importance. Students are taught the proper procedures to preserve, store, and use spiritual and psychic energy. Initiates are taught to take strategic inventories of what they do--especially their non-essential behavioral patterns--to determine what can and should be forfeited to save and store energy. Stored energy is used to transform oneself.
It's first necessary to identify with our Higher Self and develop a moment-to-moment awareness of what's happening in our personal energy fields and the energy networks affecting us. We learn to notice how we feel around certain people and in certain situations, for example whether we feel energized or enervated. Power struggles are about "stealing" each other's energy. If you feel "drained" after having been with a specific person, you're probably "losing energy" to that person.
We develop the ability to observe our emotions and thoughts as they occur. If we come in contact with a person or idea--face to face or while watching movies or television--that regularly "pushes our buttons," we must learn to control our energy field so unconscious reactions don't wreak havoc in our emotional life.
In previous essays, we've explored the ways in which Perennialists work with spiritual energy phenomena such as inspiration, interpersonal interchange, and creation. In the concluding section we'll focus on two procedures used in the Perennial Tradition dealing with energy:
The orchestration of energy in connection with the eye center
The use of an opponent's weakness to overcome or transform him
The "Outer-Directional Energy Flow" Disposition
With self-important persons, spiritual and psychic energies normally flow outward into people, events, and objects in the external world.
This phenomenon is usually "seen" by us as the person being "self-conscious" or "self-important" to a greater or lesser degree. We sometimes say of such people that they're "full of themselves," "always on camera," or that they try to "charm" other people. What we mean is that their energy is flowing outward through their eyes to "see" what others are thinking and feeling about them, attempting to pull other persons' energy toward them.
The "outer-directional energy flow" disposition isn't limited to one type of person; it can be a woman who calls herself "juicy" or a guru who believes himself to be divine. It's clear from their outward eye-energy focus that they're "out there" looking for approval or adoration.
The "outer-directional energy flow" syndrome is not always present in mere show-offs. Such "constantly on stage" performers may or may not have an outer-directed optical energy flow.
The "outer-directional energy flow" can be most easily seen when it occurs in connection with a person's eyes. However, the same uncontrolled energy discharge can transpire in relation to other dysfunctional behavioral phenomena such as irrepressible "talking," ungoverned negative thinking, and uncurbed destructive actions.
The Perennial Tradition teaches how spiritual energy must be accumulated and preserved, then transmitted to persons, events, and objects in connection with specific goals set by the Higher Self. This requires that most of the time a person must be accumulating and preserving spiritual energy, not "leaking" it through self-importance, negative emotions, or destructive actions. In regard to optical energy flow, spiritual energy must be made to "flow backward" through the eyes. In Perennialist teachings this is termed the "death of the senses." The energy flow in the Intellect must be inward as well, and this is called the "death of the mind."
The teachers who provide the most illuminating explications of this teaching are Plato and Francois Fenelon, in his work entitled Spiritual Progress. Fenelon was not a Perennialist teacher, but was strongly influenced by Perennialist thought and was a conduit for transformative material.
Plato made it clear that the ultimate attainment of unitive consciousness is possible only through muesis (literally, "closing of the eyes"): turning away from external sense-data and discovering truth through an introspective process of contemplation and meditation.
In the Phaedo, Socrates (Plato) reveals the secret nature of philosophy.
"I hold that the true votary of philosophy [the search for wisdom] is likely to be misunderstood by other men; they do not perceive that his whole practice is of death and dying. . . . When the soul exists in herself, and is released from the body and the body is released from the soul--death, surely, is nothing else than this. . . . In matters of this sort philosophers, above all other men, may be observed in every sort of way to dissever the soul from its communion with the body . . .
"When does the soul attain truth? . . . Must not true existence be revealed to her in contemplation, if at all? . . . And contemplation is best when the mind is gathered into herself and none of these things trouble her--neither sounds nor sights nor pain nor any pleasure--when she takes leave of the body, and has as little as possible to do with it, when she has no bodily sense or desire, but is aspiring after true being . . .
"If we would have pure knowledge of anything we must be quit of the body--the soul in herself must behold things in themselves; and then we shall attain the wisdom which we desire, and of which we say that we are lovers. . . .
"True philosophers. . . are always occupied in the practice of dying. . . ."
Philosophy, Socrates is saying, is the actual practice of learning to leave the physical body and live in the spiritual body, which is called "dying."
"In order to get rid of self-indulgent sensuality we must put an end to the cause of self-indulgence, the rushing out of the senses to seize and enjoy their objects. We must draw them back when they are inclined thus to rush out, draw them away from their objects--as the tortoise draws in his limbs into the shell, so these into their source, quiescent in the mind, the mind quiescent in intelligence, the intelligence quiescent in the soul and its self-knowledge, observing the action of Nature, but not subject to it, not craving anything that the external life can give."
Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita
The teaching of Fenelon is similar to that of Plato: to enter into the inner Higher Self, we must deactivate the senses.
"They should be taught to begin by an act of profound adoration and annihilation before God, and closing the corporeal eyes, endeavor to open those of the soul; they should then collect themselves inwardly, and by a lively faith in God, as dwelling within them, pierce into the divine presence; not suffering the senses to wander abroad, but holding them as much as may be in subjection.
"Then let a lively faith in God immediately present in our inmost souls, produce an eager sinking into ourselves, restraining all our senses from wandering abroad: this serves to extricate us, in the first instance, from numerous distraints, to remove us far from external objects, and to bring us nigh to God, who is only to be found in our inmost centre, which is the Holy of Holies wherein He dwells."
To attain unity with the divine in our "inmost centre," the "Holy of Holies wherein He dwells," we must close our corporeal eyes, keeping our senses from "wandering abroad."
When a Perennialist teacher is working directly with a student, the consideration of spiritual and psychic energy becomes an important factor. Sometimes, the student has not developed a fully functioning inner core, so any energy they happen to encounter is uncontrolled, resulting in negative effect and the leaking of energy as soon as it is stored. It's often necessary for students to close their eyes to avoid the dispersal of energy through the eye center when they're engaged in transformative communication (listening or dialectic) or engaging in Perennialist exercises. This allows students to avoid energy leakage and gain an awareness of inner energy dynamics.
"The only method of effecting unity, is inward recollection, by which the soul is turned wholly and altogether inward, to possess a present God. If it direct all its vigor and energy within, this simple act separates it from the senses, and, employing all its powers internally, it renders them faint; and the nearer it draws to God, the farther is it separated from self."
Fenelon, Spiritual Progress
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