(Continued from Part 1.)
Reposted from Dec. 2010
In the nineteenth century, the ascended master Hilarion offered that generation this eloquent summary of the truths at the base of the Perennial Philosophy:
“The main spiritual verities of religion may be summarized thus:
“The soul of a man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor have no limit.
“The principle which gives life dwells in us and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen or smelt, but is perceived by the man who desires perception.
“Each man is his own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to himself, the decreer of his life, his reward, his punishment.” (1)
A few years later, Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society, offered her own summary of it:
“i. [There is] one eternal infinite cognizable real Existence.
“ii. From That, the manifested God [unfolds] from unity to duality, (2) from duality to trinity. (3)
“iii. From the manifested Trinity many spiritual Intelligences [guide] the cosmic order
“iv. Man [is] a reflection of the manifested God and therefore a trinity fundamentally, his inner real self being eternal, one with the Self of the universe.
“v. His evolution [proceeds] by repeated incarnations, into which he is drawn by desire, and from which he is set free by knowledge and sacrifice, becoming divine in potency as he had ever been divine in latency.” (4)
And Aldous Huxley also offered his version of its fundamental tenets.
“At the core of the Perennial Philosophy we find four fundamental doctrines.
“First: the phenomenal world of matter and of individualized consciousness — the world of things and animals and men and even gods — is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all partial realities have their being, and apart from which they would be nonexistent.
“Second: human beings are capable not merely of knowing about the Divine Ground by inference; they can also realize its existence by a direct intuition, superior to discursive reasoning. This immediate knowledge unites the knower with that which is known.
“Third: man possesses a double nature, a phenomenal ego and an eternal Self, which is the inner man, the spirit, the spark of divinity within the soul. It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit.
“Fourth: man’s life on earth has only one end and purpose: to identify himself with his eternal Self and so to come to intuitive knowledge of the Divine Ground.” (5)
Now the galactics and spiritual hierarchy say they will assist humanity to shed the shackles of imprisoning religious belief and recover the truth of spirituality. Diane of Sirius for instance informs us: “In recent times more of you have broken out of the rigid disciplines of a religious nature. The truth will be brought into the open in due course and it will be left to you as to whether you accept it.”(6)
Kryon also foresaw the fall of the manipulators and the release of the truth.
“There are so many asking this. ‘Is it possible that God is bigger than I was told?’ Thousands on the planet are awakening to this truth all by themselves. There is no place on Earth where this is not happening… and it’s profound. It’s not limited to the esoteric belief systems, either, for many organized religion campaigns are seeing it as well. Humans are hungry for Spirit, and are looking for answers that feel good in this new energy. They will look for love, and a personal God.
“The old-energy organized religion will suffer greatly, with membership and interest falling to an all-time low. In the next years, there will be a new Pope who will attempt to revitalize his church by finally creating something that fits into what humanity is feeling. He has to, or he will lose a 2,000-year-old dynasty.” (7)
Matthew reassured us that “individuals are holding onto the godly aspects and discarding the dogmatic rules of their respective faiths as hearts and minds are transitioning from religion to spirituality.” (8)
SaLuSa describes how a spiritual flowering will lead us on to Ascension:
“When you are given the full truth of your spiritual heritage there will be an appraisal of your beliefs. Much that is false will fall away and thus allow for a coming together as there is but the One Creator, and not the many Gods you have envisaged.
“You will recognize the Light within all souls, and that will lead you towards Ascension as the one great civilization that you are. Seek to know the common ground between each other’s beliefs, and you will begin the process of re-integration and comradeship. You have been separated for far too long and it is time to bring everyone back into the fold.” (9)
I personally look forward to this spiritual flowering with unmixed delight. I welcome the day when our spirituality is truly cross-cultural and the truth is known free of dogma and doctrine. For me, it’s of primary importance that the people we listen to at the moment appear to fully understand the truth behind religions and assure us that its restatement and reintroduction into our society are among the highest priorities.
(1) Ascended Master Hilarion, channelling through Mabel Collins, medium, The Idyll of the White Lotus. Wheaton, IL: Re Quest, 1974; c1952, 114.
(2) Various religions will interpret the expansion from one to two differently. Some will say that it means the evolution from the Transcendental Forml;ess only to the Transcendental Formless plus God in form. Some will say it means the creation by the Holy Father (Allah, Brahman, Buddha Nature) of the Divine Mother (Shakti, the Holy Spirit, Dharma). Others will say it refers to the creation by the Father of the Christ (Child, Atman, Original Face).
Since God with form and the Mother are in the last analysis the same, the models can be reduced to just two: Father and Mother or Father and Child.
(3) The trinity refers to Father, Mother and Child (Father, Holy Spirit and Christ) or Brahman, Shakti, and Atman.
(4) Annie Besant, Besant, Annie, The Ancient Wisdom. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972; c1897, 5-6.
(5) Huxley in “Introduction” to BG, 13.
(6) Diane of Sirius, Oct. 24, 2008, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(7) Kryon, “The Shift is Here,” Oct. 20, 2008, at http://www.kryon.com/k_channel08_Chile.html
(8) Matthew’s Message, May 19, 2010, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.
(9) SaLuSa, Feb. 15, 2010, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm .