Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Where Are The Western Leaders?

Religions or political philosophies which claim to be more noble (Aryan) or chosen (Jewish) must be condemned as damaging to human harmony and the survival of variety.

Hierarchy is natural within groups or nations, as it is in the animal world, but hierarchy is not helpful or successful between races and nations. Imperialism is a negative development of racial supremacy and hierarchy between states. Each race should naturally have its own state, or ethnostate, and each state should be respected in a balance of power among states. There is also a solid basis for harmony among Christians, Jews and Muslims since they all worship the same God of the Inward Path.

Powerful negative forces keep the Western leaders from speaking out and demanding a cease fire between Israel and Palestine, and a two state solution.

Half The Great Truth

The Great Spiritual Blockade

The noble figures of Christ and Buddha in art are said to show us “that which is” and that which “should be” or that which we “are,” (Frithjof Schuon) but these sacred works are only half the picture. These are the noble symbols of the Involutionary Inward Path, the icons of the Soul Within. Yet here is where the tragic error takes place.

Settling for half the great truth has led to the debasement of the entire material world, but more tragically, it has been blocking our evolution to God with a Great Spiritual Blockade.

The “holy sleep” reverently displayed in the images of the Buddha are indeed sleep, and are truly what Shankara called “ the stilling of mental agitation and the supreme appeasement.” Here is a quote from Sri Ramakrishna: "The world is impermanent. One should constantly remember death."

The Inward Path of Christ, Buddha and the Primordial Tradition, needs to be fulfilled in the Outward Path that leads evolution to Godhood. Together both paths, the Twofold Path, define the religious order of the Theoevolutionary Church, which is a remanifestation of manifested religions.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Diverting consciousness is not raising consciousness

Consciousness is not “raised” when concentrating on God with single-pointedness, consciousness is diverted from the things of this world, and these are two different things. When one force is blocked another tends to move with more force. The mind does not really rise above the sensory level when experiencing the Soul-Within, we experience God while in our bodies. The Spirit lies within the body but the Zenith of the body is defined as essentially the Soul. When in one-pointedness and when we experience the Soul Within we are experiencing the Soul within the Mind-Soul-Body. The Soul Within wishes to evolve to God and does so through the activation of the Spirit-Within, which primarily wishes to evolve to God.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

NAFTA Gone Wrong

"NAFTA: An Unprecedented Experiment Gone Wrong"

"NAFTA has made American manufacturing uncompetitive and has caused a large amount of our production facilities to move out of the country. We were promised widespread job creation, it never materialized.

NAFTA's 900 page agreement was a radical experiment that had never before been undertaken. In essence, NAFTA granted foreign investors a new set of privileges allowing them to promote manufacturing to take advantage of Mexico's lower wages, and lower cost of doing business. We loaned Mexico $20 billion to build their nation up, so we would have a country to export our goods to.

Americans were told the Mexican economy would be transformed from the ranks of a developing nation into an economic powerhouse. The growing Mexican economy was supposed to prop up the U.S. by increasing our trade surplus and creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Fourteen years later, NAFTA's idealistic promises have yet to come to fruition. Instead, thousands of our factories have closed up and moved to Mexico to take advantage of their slave labor wages destroying our manufacturing base and slashing American jobs. Since 1993, manufacturing employment in the U.S. has decreased from 16.8 million to 13.9 million. NAFTA has clearly not delivered on the promise of widespread job creation.

Similarly, Mexico did not become a world player buying up American exports. Instead our trade surplus with Mexico deteriorated into a 91 billion deficit and the combined deficit with Canada and Mexico has increased to $190 billion.

NAFTA proponents blindly led the American public into a disastrous experiment that has clearly gone awry. If NATFA is not changed or canceled quickly the only place your children will find a job will be working for a foreign owned company, as all of our companies are moving out of the country.

While campaigning President-elect Barack Obama clamored for "fair trade" over "free trade." Americans need to hold him accountable to his campaign rhetoric by signing the renegotiate NAFTA petition, which urges President-elect Obama to begin renegotiating NAFTA immediately after taking office..."

Click here to Economy In Crisis to read the full article.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Ongoing Establishment

It seems that President Bush began with good instincts, (or he was a better actor than we gave him credit for) with a tendency toward rejecting the Liberal Internationalism of the Establishment, which is the ongoing almost amorphous process of using anything that arises to help the drift toward the goal of world governance. But Bush was fairly easily co opted by Neoconservatives, who are really promoting another version of liberal internationalism. Nixon had fought against this same liberal internationalism of the east coast (by promoting a balance of powers) and was probably brought down as a consequence of his courage.

Democrats generally aid this process, but Republicans are often co opted, as happened with President Bush, and perhaps Reagan to a lesser extent. Now President Elect Obama fits right into the slot preferred by the Liberal International Establishment, and we can expect the Establishment to have an easy time with him, aided by the U.N., the Council On Foreign Relations, etc.

Some of the forces fighting against the Establishment at this time, with varying degrees of success, are the Paleoconservatives, libertarians, the New Right in Europe, Eurasianism, and some versions of Islam.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Mystery Appears Twofold But Is One

The Mystery in the Evolutionary Christian Church is Twofold, founded in God becoming man, through the Traditional Inward Path of attaining the Kingdom of God Within, but also in the Mystery of man becoming God through the Outward Path of material evolution to God. Since the God Within is the seed or mind of the God Without, the Mystery is really One.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paganism, Monotheism and the Evolutionary Christian Church

Bringing ancient power back to religion

In very basic terms, Paganism gave power to the tribe, that is, successful survival and reproduction, eros, sacred power acquired for the tribe from objects, trees, etc. via shaministic actions. This was one of the first developments of religion.

When paganism discovered conscious ethical behavior it was also applied to the advancing tribe, and sometimes applied to all tribes. Monotheism developed, synthesizing the One power into paganism, the power of individual trees etc. as the same One power in all things, which was now seen as demanding certain ethical behavior to be in harmony with that One power.

But over time monotheism became ethical rationalism and far removed from the spirit within the trees, and religion lost much of its power. Western science grew out of this rationalism, and eventually science developed the theory of evolution.

The New Age movement can be seen as an attempt to bring back the ancient power of the spirit of the trees, however a mistake was often made by rejecting or leaving out monotheist ethics and applying only eros, the spirit of the trees.

The Evolutionary Christian Church brings religion up to the next level in synthesizing science and evolution while also bringing religion back to the ancient spirit within the trees and within man. We see the One spirit activating life to evolve to Godhood. The evolutionary science of Beyondism is applied to monotheism, bringing ethics back to the spirit. In order to successfully survive and evolve to God certain ethical behavior is required which need not conflict with monotheism.

Paganism saw the spirit within various objects. Old monotheism saw the One Inward God within all things and taught us how to know that God. The Evolutionary Christian Church affirms the Outward God attained through evolution as well as the Inward God of Traditional Christianity. We bring the spirit of God and nature back together in religion.

This describes our conservative, or reformconservative approach, including the past while advancing the future, not rejecting the past as revolutionaries do, and not rejecting the future as traditionalist do.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Seeing the material in the spiritual

The great error was in defining “purity” as without materiality. What has not been seen has been defined as unpure or even evil. “Spiritual atoms” are like unseen material atoms.

The God-Within is not all of God, as has been universally reported. The God-Within is only an aspect of the seed or mind of God.

God is not only Supreme Consciousness, God is Supreme Materiality as well.

The Inward God evolves to the Outward God.

It has been said that we must “overcome” the “limitations” of our bodies to see God but this is because we do not yet have the body of God, which we must evolve to.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Suggested Solutions to America's Economic Problems

from Economy In Crisis

The following suggestions should be considered as part of a new plan to recover American industry and economic health:

• Appoint an economic minister, a major cabinet post, to develop an industrial policy that would:
1. Create conditions to make manufacturing competitive and profitable through tax changes and subsidies where needed

2. Protect our economy from foreign predatory practices

3. Create an industrial research and development division similar to government sponsored National Institute of Health (NIH) in medicine or the Apollo project.

Or, copy Japan's very successful system conducted by their Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) that focuses on needs and development procedures for their new and existing industries.

• Change the tax structure for select industries that are vital to strategic American interests - steel, transportation, cement and others.

• Amend or get out of our agreement with the WTO. It places our domestic trade laws in the hands of an undemocratic organization whose decisions have been consistently and unfairly adjudicated.

• Eliminate the out dated Value Added Tax (VAT) agreement. It unjustifiably subsidizes foreign exports to us, while simultaneously penalizing our exports to them.

• Amend or get out of NAFTA. It incentivizes our companies to move productive facilities out of our country.

• We must analyze every international trade deal by considering if it benefits America; currently most deals do not.

• Use tariffs selectively to prevent the loss of strategic and endangered industries.

• Curtail subsidies foreign owned companies receive from state governments and discourage technology transfer and outsourcing manufacturing that results in the loss of industries.

• Prevent the sale of strategic companies or institutions to foreign ownership.

• Faster depreciation on capital equipment investment - it will lessen the need to outsource manufacturing.

• Control the balance of trade deficit. This is the means through which foreign companies are able to accumulate funds to purchase our best companies.

Free trade has been a disaster. It must be replaced with intelligent trade that prevents foreign predatory practices and better serves U.S. interests.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS AND THINGS TO CONSIDER:

• We must strive to become competitive; otherwise America must exist on imports with more debt,

• American owned companies have lost their edge and, on balance, are not as productive or as protective as many other foreign companies. This must be corrected.

• It must be profitable to manufacture in America otherwise domestic companies will outsource their manufacturing.

• America is losing a major economics war by relinquishing management and control of the economy through effects of our balance of trade deficit, outsourcing, subsidized insourcing and foreign tax benefits.

• Consider the consequences of losing whole industries such as publishing, autos, movies, steel, electronics, clothing and how it impacts national security and living standards.

• We need to analyze and correct:
1. Negative effects of WTO rules and decisions regarding their impact on our economy.

2. Violations of WTO rules practiced by other countries to our detriment

3. Restrictions imposed by foreign governments on American exporting companies.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

USA Loses In An Economics War

"USA Loses In An Economics War And Is Now A Defeated and Conquered Nation

with a destroyed industrial infrastructure, forced to live on imports and on credit from anyone who will offer it. Here is how it happened:

Americans have been defeated in an economics war with consequences as meaningful and damaging as if having lost a military war. Strangely, the citizens do not feel the pain and economic destruction to the same extent as a perilous military defeat. Americans are oblivious to how this defeat happened and how it is affecting them, going about their merry way, living well in passive and painless submission, on borrowed money and cheap imports from China and Japan.

China and Japan each operate their economies as one huge business that is done first-and-foremost for the best interest of their countries. Functioning with a unique, effective and a most-creative system of guided and managed capitalism, their economies are set up to destroy any competitive economy that stands in their way.

Each nation may have a handful of rich entrepreneurs, but no one makes money at the expense or the well-being of their country. The economies of China and Japan are planned, guided and nurtured where necessary, with defined goals – for the benefit of their countries.

Witness Japan. From the ashes of the bombings in 1945, to today, after 63 years, Japan is now one of the world’s most productive nations. The country has accomplished this feat with only 4 percent of America’s land mass, 40 percent of America’s total population and no natural resources. With far less people, land and resources, Japan has an $80 billion yearly balance-of-trade surplus with the U.S. It has the second largest current account surplus next to China and has accumulated $1.2 trillion during the last 20 years while currently lending America $517.2 billion. Per capita, Japan now outproduces all other nations while paying the world’s highest wages.

Americans should take note of Japan’s ability to rise from a tattered-and-torn nation, with a third-world country status, to one of the world’s most powerful countries. China and Japan operate their economies in a war-like fashion to destroy their competitors, strategically backing Americans into an increasingly impossible corner. These countries have now become America’s foremost bankers, which gives them leveraged advantage as our fiercest competitors. The U.S. cannot compete with these two global competitors, China and Japan.

It is impossible for Americans to compete with next-to-nothing Chinese wage rates, coupled with China's excellent technology. Japan demonstrates unparalleled strength through its superior capital and knowledge intensive manufacturing sector. Both nations have completely knocked the U.S. out of many of the industries the U.S. originally founded.

America’s TV manufacturing industry is 100 percent foreign owned, the sound recording industry is 97 percent foreign owned, and the motion picture industry is 75 percent foreign owned, with Japan controlling many of these individual companies. Foreigners own 79 percent of the commodity, contracts, dealings and brokerage business.

Nations that finance our foreign debt and export numerous products to the U.S. are building large currency reserves from their balance of trade surpluses: Arab countries have $3 trillion, China has $1.8 trillion and Japan has amassed $1 trillion. These currency reserves are economic bullets poised to strike and take out any American company.

All U.S. companies are for sale on the open stock market. We could not, in our "free trade" economy, prevent the takeover of U.S. companies. Having so many "economic bullets," foreign entities came in and obliterated American ownership of our companies. These were the companies (16,613 of them sold to foreign interests in the last 30 years) that formerly generated wealth and strength for our country; the means by which we became the world’s richest and strongest country with the highest standard of living.

Chinese and Japanese companies are not for sale. They understand their companies are the wealth generators, representing the best interests of the entire nation. American industries no longer benefit the people; they benefit a select few billionaires, millionaires and stock holders. These individuals are not concerned about the welfare of the country, only their own, often to the detriment of the country.

It is from the Chinese and Japanese business models that America must mold itself. Companies should not benefit a select few, but should enrich and empower the country as a whole. When America realizes this, businesses will not be bought-up, but industry primarily will remain domestic. This must occur to stop dependence on foreign capital and imports. We must modify our system to prevent takeover and predatory practices by foreign competitors, putting protective measures in place as most other countries have done. This will protect us and allow us to become productive, competitive and economically independent. If this is not immediately implemented, we must resign ourselves as a defeated and conquered nation. Living as a foreign owned colony, controlled and managed by foreign interests for their benefit, and we as their subjects."

from Economy In Crisis

Traditional Law and Evolutionary Law

In the Evolutionary Christian Church the Inward Path follows the Traditional Law (TL) of involutionary Christianity, and has changed little. The Outward Path follows Evolutionary Law (EL). TL attempts to understand God's laws from within, EL attempts to understand God's laws from without. The material evolves to the spiritual, but first it involves to the spiritual within. Science tends to help us discern EL, and religion tends to help us discern TL, although both work together.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Two Necessary Paths To See And Attain Godhood

“Truthfulness is from God” (Mundakopanishad 2.1.7.)

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Matt. 19.18)

The Inward Path to God is extremely difficult to attain, which helps explain why so few people attain the Supreme Spiritual State. In Traditional religions the Inward Path excludes the Evolutionary Outward Path to God. Material life is rejected, or at least regarded with complete disinterest in attaining the Supreme State.

In his book “Jesus Christ and Yoga,” S. S. Goswami describes how all the great yogins attained the Supreme Spirit inwardly through spiritual knowledge combined with sexual continence. Jesus Christ taught that worldly persons marry but those living a spiritual life, that is, those who spiritualize their minds, desires and thoughts are without sexual desire. “...There be eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.” (Matt. 19. 9-12) And in Luke 20, 34-6, Jesus promised those who did so, “Neither can they die any more, for they are equal unto angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”

The Evolutionary Christian Church teaches that it is vital not to stop the Path to Godhood with the realization of the Inward Soul or Father Within, blissful and true as it is, because this leads to The Great Spiritual Blockade of the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, which requires sacred, evolutionary, survival and reproduction. The material world has been grossly neglected and sinned against. Unlike the exclusively inward teachers, we do not reject the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, but we also uniquely do not reject the Involutionary Inward Path to the Soul Within. Both Paths, the Involutionary Inward and the Evolutionary Outward are necessary, first to see the Soul within, and then to outwardly evolve to Godhood, activated by the Spirit-Will.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Every truth

"Every truth – no matter who speaks it – is from the Holy Spirit."
(omne verum a quocumque dicatur a Spiritu Sancto est) (St Thomas Aquinas)

"Accept the truth, whatever its sources."
Moses Maimonides

The "Holy Spirit" is in theological materialism the material/supermaterial Spirit-Will-To-Godhood, which activates life to evolve toward Godhood.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Loving your enemies as a conditional elaboration of abstention

When Jesus says (Luke 6) “...him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also,” this is easier to understand when one has no interest whatsoever in the coat. And when Jesus says (Mark 7) “...that which cometh out of man, that defileth the man,” this is spoken from the perspective of the Inward Path where all sensual and material thoughts are blocked so that one may see God within. When Krishna says “...The divine qualities lead to liberation, whereas the demoniac qualities cause bondage,” (Bhagawadgita 16.5) this too is understood as knowing God by blocking out the material world through the Inward Path. These spiritual qualities are an elaboration of abstention. When the material mind and body are controlled and blocked spiritually the thoughts and actions of other men do not affect man. However, material nature is not demoniac nature, the spiritual life need not define material life as evil, and material life need not define the spiritual life as evil, as the atheists tend to do.

The Evolutionary Christian Church distinguishes the Involutionary Inward Path from the Evolutionary Outward Path by attaching the Gnostic perspective of Revealed Religions to the Inward Path, which sees God within, and by attaching material evolution to the Outward Path, of evolving to God. It is relatively easier to love your enemies when applying the Inward Path, where material life is blocked and devalued so that one may see God within, whereas the competitions and challenges of material life and evolution to Godhood are better managed through the Outward Path, which can be guided by the Church, ie. the new order of renewal of the Evolutionary Christian Church.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Russian predicts breakup of U.S.


Drudge Reports
on the predictions of Russian political analyst
Professor Igor Panarin:

..."Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: "A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles."

He also cited the "vulnerable political setup", "lack of unified national laws", and "divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions."

He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong”...


We say if the States were given the true independence legally offered them by the Constitution of the United States there would be far less need of a breakup. This is the preferred, practical, Conservative, light-federal direction we affirm. But if this is not our future than the Russian prediction is quite possible. The other possibility is a large, tyranical, police State, from the left or the right.

The real problem with “anthropolatry”

The problem with using the term “anthropolatry,” which is used by Frithjof Schuon mainly to disparage materiality, is not that this term defines it as wrong to worship material man, rather than worshiping the spiritual exclusively---the problem comes from not seeing man as a bridge to the superman and beyond to Godhood. This minimalism stems from the general problem of Gnosticism and Revealed Religions, which have little or no interest in material evolution because they see God mainly inwardly, not as an object, which is only one aspect of God, and they do not see God as the Divine Spirit, and Form, which we must evolve to.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ecumenical Involution And Beyondist Evolution In the Evolutionary Christian Church

We see no reason to avoid the ecumenical approach to Revealed Religions,Christianity, Ancient Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Bahai Faith, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Taoism, Odinism, etc., as they reveal variations of the Perennial Religion and the Involutionary Inward Path. There has been Perennial Knowledge of this Tradition since prehistory. As a dweller in the Western world our Involutionary Inward Path affirms Traditional Christianity and the revelations of Jesus Christ.

Yet the Involutionary Inward Path contains half of the new religious order of renewal of the Evolutionary Christian Church, we have also seen and affirmed the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood. A recent, brilliant, but ostracized, Darwinian version of the Evolutionary Outward Path was developed by Professor Raymond Cattell, called Beyondism, which has been adapted to the Perennial Tradition, or spiritualized, in the Evolutionary Christian Church  Beyondism helps define the Path to Godhood, first seen inwardly (but apparently denied by Cattell's Beyondism) and then evolved to outwardly.

Traditional Christians who worry about the weakening aspects of ecumenicism can be heartened by our return to the most ancient Perennial Tradition, which was affirmed and enlarged by Jesus Christ. There need be no more religious wars regarding the Involutionary Perennial Religion. Also, religion has been dying in the West and could use strengthening.

The vital material aspect of the world has been largely blocked (see The Great Spiritual Blockade) by the exclusively Inward Path of the Gnostic perspective. Here the Evolutionary Outward Path of the Evolutionary Christian Church reintroduces change and even competition in the material world, as we must materially-spiritually evolve to the God we have first seen Inwardly. Such things as Federalism and Subsidiarity with small independent states, virtually ethnostates(which can work harmoniously with the original Constitution of the United States)and may provide the base for both the Inward and Outward Paths to Godhood, the Divine Twin Paths, guided by the Church.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Answering Lovecraft's fear

H.P. Lovecraft, author of modern Gothic horror fiction, wrote at the beginning of one story, “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

Or, we will not, and we will rejoice in the revelation that science and religion come together in our evolution to the God we have first inwardly seen in religion. This becomes the sacred epic of the Kosmos connecting the distant future and the distant past, far more inspiring and invigorating than terrifying or frightful, if we have the courage to affirm the synthesis and the goal.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two articles from Economy In Crisis


The Coming of the Second Great Depression by Craig Harrington


The No-Think Nation by Paul Craig Roberts

On the designation black/white human action

If you insist on calling spiritual action white and material action black then we will not condemn black action any more than white action. Divine action is also not nonwhite-non black as the spiritualists insist, it is a balance of both. We evolve to God materially, guided by the Soul and activated by the Spirit within. The material is thus not superficial, unreal or an illusion, as the spiritualist's insist.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jung on reaching the archetype

"On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetic Art"

from jung « WordPress.com Tag Feed by daxdefranco

“Every relationship to the archetype, whether through experience or simply through the spoken word, is ’stirring,’ that is to say, it works because it releases in us a mightier voice than our own. He who speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthralls and overpowers, while at the same time he lifts the idea he is trying to express out of the occasional and the transitory into the realm of the ever-enduring. He transmutes our personal destiny into the destiny of mankind, thereby evoking in us all those beneficent forces that ever and anon have enabled mankind to find a refuge from every peril and to outlive the longest night.”

Monday, November 17, 2008

Immortalities

The Soul within is wrongly represented as remaining beyond the material field.  The Soul is at the zenith of the human  mind. The Soul helps guide the material field. Why? It guides or help guides the Spirit-Will and the material field to evolve to Godhood, which the Spirit within represents, and that is part of God, but not all of God.

It is a tragic mistake to therefore call the material world outside merely superficial or illusion and the Divine Spirit or the Soul within as only real; this is where The Great Spiritual Blockade takes place. Why must one be evil to make the other good? Perhaps it is too vulgar to compare this blockade to the drug addict who claims that nothing matters, that nothing is real outside the drug.

There are needs of the material world, of the flesh, that must not be ignored merely because of experiencing the bliss—however great-- of the Divine within. Not the the Soul or the Spirit within man should be mistaken for God, God must be evolved to, indeed man is activated by the Spirit-Will within and guided by the Soul to Godhood. All that we see on earth and in the Kosmos cannot be defined as merely useless material illusion, it is Life on its way to Godhood.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Resolving Dualism

Seeing the transcendent is not being the transcendent. The non dual nature experienced by saints and sages is not the God reached at the zenith of evolution, it is basking in the Soul of the body, which, with great effort, can be reached. (see The Great Spiritual Blockade )

When we jump in a lake we are not the lake, we are only experiencing the lake. We must not stop our evolution with merely swimming in the lake, blissful as that is, we must evolve to become, in this sense, the lake. This lake-experience of being in the presence of God is still dual but it is so overwhelming that we think we are non dual God.

We must not cast off the human body or the material world too soon as it is the stuff from which we evolve to the true God, which we see inwardly first.

The Evolutionary Christian Church sees the eternal in the temporal, the spiritual in the material and the divine in what is not yet divine. The evolution of the material to the "spiritual," which is really the highest form of the material, helps resolve the duality and disjunctions between science and religion and religious dualism in general.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The old Hamiltonian gospel

“For decades, before a heedless congregation, some of us have preached the old Hamiltonian gospel.

Great nations do not have trade partners. They have trade competitors and rivals. Trade surpluses are superior to trade deficits. Tariffs on foreign goods are preferable to taxes on U.S. producers. Manufacturing, not finance, is the muscle of the nation.

Economic independence is vital to political independence.

Following Hamiltonian precepts, the United States grew from 13 rural and agricultural colonies into the greatest industrial power in all history, producing 42 percent of the world's manufactured goods. We were the awe and envy of mankind, the self-sufficient republic, maker of half of the armaments produced by all the
nations in World War II.

That is the America we grew up in -- that has now vanished...”

From “China's Path To Power” By Pat Buchanan.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

There is room for Promethean man

There is room for Promethean man in the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC). God may be perfect but the world is not. God initiated the world but the world needs to evolve to perfection .

If we adapt the thought of Aquinas regarding art, that the Traditional artist doesn't merely imitate nature but imitates “nature in her manner of operation,” we can say that evolution imitates nature in her manner of operation. Religion does this as well. ECC gives evolution a central place in religion. We evolve to God, the God we have seen from within.

To adapt or transpose another religious thinker, Frithjof Schuon, without science, without evolution, religion drives souls away from religion, they feel choked, their intelligence cannot breathe.

Reaching God is more than Platonic “remembrance” or recollection, as the Traditionalist suggest, this defines only the Involutionary Inward Path, this is one of two sacred paths to Godhood. The Outward Path reaches God through bio-spiritual evolution to God, the God first seen inwardly in the Soul Within.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

What can be done?

Much depends on how we define the operation of natural law. Many wise men have spent their lives trying to define the order of nature, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Hegel, Darwin, Marx, Nock, Kirk, Wilson, etc.. One thing seems certain in history, big state power has been unable to do anything efficiently, economically, or honestly, it always sinks into corruption and waste.

Albert Nock wrote about how past empires all came to the end of the path that we began centuries ago: a steady move toward collectivism, with the state taking more and more of the national income, then there is a move toward military despotism, and finally the state has sucked all the life out of society and we are left with a dead machine.

Nock said we should leave it to work its own way out. Let the disorder be settled by the operation of natural laws, which are the same laws that Nock wanted governments to live by; that is, state intervention is always a cure worse than the disease. Any contravention of natural law must have its consequences.

A good government, that is, a government following the natural order, will make no positive interventions on the individual and the people, it will make only negative interventions in behalf of simple liberty, not law, but justice.

The present world is a good time to fortify ourselves with Greek and Latin studies, and religion, and dare we say, evolutionary science. Change happens slowly, indirectly, the attitude of mind toward big state rule will change over time. We will have our natural localism back. And we will eventually have the order of the Evolutionary Christian Church.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post election question

Did the Constitution of the United States only function for the culture and the people who created it, and if so, in the “new America” which now virtually ignores the Constitution, what does this mean for those of us who support the Constitution?

Monday, November 03, 2008

A good economic system

Combine the two definitions below of economic nationalism and laissez-faire capitalism, which are not quite the same, and you have a good economic system.

"Economic nationalism is a term used to describe policies which are guided by the idea of protecting domestic consumption, labor and capital formation, even if this requires the imposition of tariffs and other restrictions on the movement of labour, goods and capital. It is in opposition to globalization in many cases, or at least it questions the benefits of unrestricted free trade. Economic nationalism may include such doctrines as protectionism and import substitution." Wikipedia

"Laissez-faire capitalism is a politico-economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and in which the powers of the state are limited to the protection of the individual's rights against the initiation of physical force. This protection applies to the initiation of physical force by other private individuals, by foreign governments, and, most importantly, by the individual's own government. This last is accomplished by such means as a written constitution, a system of division of powers and checks and balances, an explicit bill of rights, and eternal vigilance on the part of a citizenry with the right to keep and bear arms. Under laissez-faire capitalism, the state consists essentially just of a police force, law courts, and a national defense establishment, which deter and combat those who initiate the use of physical force. And nothing more." George Reisman

Here are articles by Pat Buchanan and George Reisman.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Rachel's Hip Wedding

A review of the film "Rachel Getting Married"

The director, actors, and screenplay were excellent, you could not have a hipper wedding than this, with the jazz-Indian-Caribbean-Black-Chinese music and food and the cool Connecticut mansion with the long green lawn and the dysfunctional family. No doubt many new brides and grooms will want to duplicate this hippest of weddings.

Here's the problem. You cannot replace the sacred with hipness, even with this high level of hipness. What could be hipper than a Black groom singing a Neil Young song to a White bride during a secular marriage ceremony? Yet all the problems, and they were numerous—the drug addiction, divorced parents, the general overall hedonism—were directly and precisely the consequence of the rejection and abandonment of the sacred.

The only way to correct this tragedy is to return to the sacred, but this seems virtually impossible in the present world. What science-minded person, what truly hip person would want to return to religion? Do we wait for the hipness to fade, do we wait for the culture to fall? This we know. The sacred will return. But will it return in the form of the traditional sacred?

Science-rejecting, evolution-rejecting religion will be reformed by a deeper sacred which includes science and religion. Then, at last, the Rachels of the world can have a sacred traditional wedding, in a traditional sacred church, with a sacred traditional family attending. There will be human troubles, of course, but religion knows how to handle all the problems that hipness creates. Nothing else can.

Nightmare States

Here are quotes from Pat Buchanan's latest Creators Syndicate column.

“...Is the old republic then dead and gone, in the irretrievable past? Are we engaged in an argument settled before we were born?

In his 1938 essay "The Revolution Was," Garet Garrett wrote:
"There are those who think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of the Depression, singing songs to freedom."

Nevertheless, there is a difference not just of degree but of kind between unemployment compensation for jobless workers, welfare for destitute families, and confiscating the income of taxpayers who earned it — to hand out to chronic tax consumers who did not.

This last is the socialism Winston Churchill called "the philosophy of envy and gospel of greed." And it is this suggestion of socialist ideology in Obama's words that has produced the belated pause by a nation that seemed to be moving into his camp. What did Barack say in 2001?

He spoke of the inadequacy of the courts as institutions to bring about "redistributive change" in society, of the "tragedy" of the civil rights movement in losing sight of the "political and organizing activities on the ground that are able to bring about the coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change."

Normal people don't talk like that. Socialists do.

This is ideology speaking. This is the redistributionist drivel one hears from cosseted college radicals and the "Marxist professors" Obama says in his memoir he sought out at the university. It is the language of social parasites like William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Father Pfleger.

Enforced egalitarianism entails the death of excellence. For it seizes the rewards that excellence earns and turns them over to politicians and bureaucrats for distribution to the mediocrities upon whose votes they depend. One need not be Ayn Rand to see that Barack has picked up from past associates utopian notions that have ever produced nightmare states.”

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why I am voting for the Constitution Party

Obama no doubt absorbed the modern liberal ethos (read socialist) of the romantic 1960's at his mother's knee. Later the political philosophy of his grandparents, in any case, could not alter the modern liberal dominance of his education, which became more intensely socialist in college , law school and in organizing on the streets of Chicago, where Saul Alinsky's organizing philosophy prevailed, eg. join a church for the purpose of better organizing the people. No matter what his political rhetoric is disguising, Obama wants to use the state to institute equality of not only opportunity but equality of condition for everyone, and not only in America but in the world.

If McCain might once have believed that the state should not be used to legislate big social programs, the Neoconservatives have influenced him now to the degree that he promotes both military and big business global imperialism, even if he gives lip service to appointing conservative Supreme Court judges, or suggests more vague general freedom for Americans.

I am afraid that what may eventually happen in reaction to the coming pervasive state control of the Obama administration will be a fascists-like demand that the state be used, once again, to correct the abuses of the state under Obama, on behalf of those who have been virtually taxed and legislated out of existence. People always take the easiest path.

Since I don't approve of either socialist or fascist state power I choose to take the less easy path and support The Constitution Party, which historically and legally seeks to greatly limit state power, and give the people the most possible freedom and security. This seems to me to be both morally and scientifically the best path, given what we know of human nature.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Financial anticipation of an Obama presidency?

Here is a question I have not seen asked or answered: what percentage of the present financial fall is related to a negative anticipation of an Obama presidency?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Voting choices

The global Trotskyite lobby influences the Obama campaign, the global Neoconservative lobby influences the McCain campaign. In the long run the demographics of our nation will probably determine our destiny, and the fastest growing populations tend to be manipulated by the ideas of Trotsky or Marx rather than our Founding Fathers.

Will Pat Buchanan and the Paleos ever take back the Republican Party, or at least the Conservative wing? Meanwhile, The Constitutional Party seems to stand by the American Constitution.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The inner light parallels the outer light

Progress through spiritual inner states mirrors progress through outward material states. This seems to turn Plato upside down, saying that the material-out is equal to or surpassing the spiritual-in, but it is really not rejecting sacred evolution in nature.

Both the spiritual and material realms are vital, these need not be contradictory, in the same way that there can be both a geographical and symbolic homeland. One bolsters the other.

The inner light parallels the outer light. In deep meditation the individual can reach the place of the Soul's origin, which parallels the evolution to Godhood.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Involution and evolution for all races

We should be very clear, the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) is not racist, not anti-semitic, and not anti any race. People can be admonished for being anti-evolutionary. All people, all races need to evolve to Godhood. Our new religious order of renewal within Traditional Religion has included aspects of Cattell's evolutionary Beyondism within traditional involutionary Christianity and other world religions, which is not racist. We are helping to guide all people, all races, to Godhood, not only through the Traditional involutionary path of seeing the Soul within, but through the bio-spiritual path of evolving to God in the Kosmos. Equal access to evolution for all races is our calling.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Next Aristocracy

The Obama administration may soon establish itself as the next “aristocracy” in the hoodwinking noiseless revolution that Albert Nock described. In the past a gang of fierce men would force themselves on an unwilling people and establish a state. Now the people voluntarily surrender their own social power and freedom to the state, which they hope will then redistribute their wealth and social power better than they could themselves. The state never gives back what it takes, the state only very slowly rots away, as the Roman Empire did. Perhaps when it rots enough then we can reestablish the American Constitution.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Only Slight Adjustments Of The Same Politics

Once again McCain and Obama will merely modify the same established institution. We have long ago become conditioned to state power over the social power of the people, as Albert Nock and others pointed out many years ago, before and after the last depression. Neither candidate objected to the recent Coup d' Etat of the state over the banks because it was only more, much more, of the same.

Obama, with his socialist mentality, wants to use state power to exploit the wealthier classes in the name of the poorer classes, thinking the state—that is, he and his cronies—can help the poor best. McCain wants to channel more confiscated money to the global military he so loves. But since there is no money to confiscate, the political campaigns are a tragic joke.

I am buying none of it. We need to put power back in the hands of the people and greatly reduce the size of the greatly exploiting state. That is all. Is it too late? Are we headed toward multicultural civil wars and eventual splits into ethnostates? We hope we can return to the American Constitution.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Church, State and Specialization

The reason we are reevaluating the idea of the separation of church and state is that we think the Platonic and Gnostic virtual rejection of materialism in revealed religion—which we have called The Great Spiritual Blockade---is in error. We evolve materially to God Who we also see within in revealed religion, and we require and apply both the Inward and Outward Paths to Godhood in the Evolutionary Christian Church.

We would more or less keep the separation of church and state. The revitalized church as an institution would remain a guide, including a sociobiological guide, to the state and the people in life, and in their advance to Godhood. Yet affirming the prudence of conservatism, and also being suspicious of the interference of the state, we would emphasize not so much the idea of separation of church and state as the idea of the separation of specialties. The statesmen or the military have different tasks than the priest. Yet a priest in an executive cabinet post as a secretary or minister of religion seems like a prudent addition to a secularized state, which need not take the priest out of his separate religious specialty.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

E. O. Wilson's Darwinian Ethics

This is "E. O. Wilson's Darwinian Ethics of Natural Law," from the blog "Darwinian Conservatism" by Larry Arnhart.

"..If we saw Wilson's biology of moral sentiments as part of the natural law tradition, we might see that much (if not all) of what Aquinas said about the natural inclinations supporting natural law would be confirmed by modern biological research. For example, we might conclude that the biological study of the social bonding between male and female and between parents and children provides a modern, scientific way of understanding what Aquinas identifies as the natural inclinations towards conjugal bonding and parental care. Aquinas's reasoning about marriage--that monogamy is completely natural, polygyny only partly natural, and polyandry completely unnatural--makes sense in the light of modern biological theories of human mating and parenting. Aquinas explained the natural inclinations by appealing to Aristotle's biological account of human nature compared to the natures of other animals. Wilson's biology of the moral sentiments continues in that same tradition of Aristotelian biological naturalism..."

The rest of the essay here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Faith, Right and Law

Tension between the claims of order affirming evolution to God, and the freedom to evolve or not evolve, lean lightly on the side of order in evolving. Godhood's law, the laws of nature, intuition and faith say that we evolve to Godhood, the same Godhood that has been seen for ages from within the Soul. This is a natural right due to it being a natural law in harmony with the laws of nature, or Godhood's law. There is freedom but within a few naturally determined choices.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Economic Nationalism

American Federalism as defined in the American Constitution is as good as government can be; dividing power between national and state governments, safeguarding liberties, while securing national interest.

Economic Nationalism is constitutionally justified under the federalist principles of resisting external enemies (e.g. national defense), putting down domestic disorder, and securing commerce within the union (e.g. stopping outsourcing of jobs).

Economic Nationalism was the trade policy of Washington and Hamilton, Jefferson and Jackson. The American System consisted of high tariffs on foreign goods to support internal improvements. China and Japan, Europeans, Arabs and Russians, all economically protect their nations. We may also return to the establishment of a National Bank issuing credit from the government based on sound money, and not from private banks.

But when speaking of economic nationalism, we must not forget that our Constitution also said that Federalism gives the main part of internal affairs to state and local units. The national government has increased far beyond what the Constitution granted, however, we don't want to therefore go back to the Articles of Confederation giving the states sovereign power and the national government merely a diplomatic position.

Economic Nationalism would have prevented the present destruction of our economy, and we need to return to it.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Evolutionary Christian Church Combines East/South and West/North

Our Involutionary Inward Path can be compared to the East/South contemplative Brahmans, the Evolutionary Outward Path to the West/North active Kshatriyas. The West/North has tended to have more Kshatriyas but few Brahmans, as Rene Guenon, Julius Evola and others, have pointed out. These two social orders represent contemplation and action, traditionally, and their relationship in the East/West is as spiritual authority and temporal power. We balance these in the new religious order of the Evolutionary Christian Church.

The East/South has much to teach the West/North about contemplation and the West/North has much to teach the East/South about action. Contemplation is no longer superior to action in the ECC synthesis, since the Outward Path of Evolution to God is at least as important as the Inward Path of knowing God within.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

America's Founders' Financial Advice

A few simple but powerful financial solutions from Chuck Norris.

“Turn back the financial clock 200 years and return to the fiscal prudence of our Founding Fathers.”

Five basic approaches to fiscal management.

“The 10th Amendment restricts the size of government, and that always should bear out in spending and the federal budget...income and export taxes were unconstitutional to our Founders...

Don't bail out debt with more debt. George Washington wrote in 1799 to James Welch, "To contract new debts is not the way to pay for old ones...." Have a pay-as-you-go government. If we don't have the money, we shouldn't spend it. Period...

Minimize taxes to citizens. Our earliest government's primary tool to raise revenue was from tariffs... abolish the unconstitutional Internal Revenue Service and implement a "fair tax," which doesn't penalize productivity and will bring American manufacturing back within our borders..." "Taxes on consumption are always least burdensome because they are least felt and are borne, too, by those who are both willing and able to pay them; that of all taxes on consumption, those on foreign commerce are most compatible with the genius and policy of free states." James Madison

Get over the greed...

Norris says "If you get in a pinch, go back to the basics."

“...Recall unconstitutional congressional incumbents; and rise up and elect above-reproach, non-greedy and selfless representatives who aren't afraid to stand up to governmental status quo and corruption, will vote for constitutional restrictions of government, reduce big government (deficits, budgets, spending and taxes), reform the tax code (by providing a "fair tax" or its equivalent) and fight for a constitutional amendment that would mandate a balanced federal budget.”

Saving The System To Change The System

Historically the Wall Streeters and bankers have demanded complete freedom to do business, but now after they grossly abused and virtually destroyed the system, they call for (and they will get) big government regulated socialism-fascism to bail them out. Honorable aren't they?

We desperately need a sound money system but it would be too radical to cut the head off the whole system in one swoop, as many libertarians want to do. Pat Buchanan said to save the sheep we have to save the pigs, and that's the conservative thing to do, but the conditions imposed on the bailout should lead to phasing out the whole borrowing and lending ethos of the nation, and perhaps eventually an end to the Federal Reserve System.

A sound money system based on real wealth, and perhaps economic nationalism, looks better and better, that is, a return to the philosophy suggested by our Founding Fathers, and the American Constitution.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Sacred Synthesis

The Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) does not depart from the worship of God in the form of the Soul within the Self in Eastern religions and Judaism, and the ECC does not depart from the worship of God outside the Self as in Christianity, the ECC includes both.! The Inward Path of God to the Soul Within, and The Outward Path of God evolved to and existing Both outside and inside the self is the sacred synthesis.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A symbol can join the divine and human

To paraphrase Martin Donougho in “Myth And Symbol,” priests give names to the nameless. Explicating and making symbols are the same. A symbol inhabits the realm between the ideal (spirit) and sensuous ( matter). A symbol can join the divine and the human. Symbol consists of a momentary totality.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Isfahan Masjid Shah Dome and the E8Plane



It's interesting to compare the Isfahan Masjid Shah Dome with the E8plane image model (top image) of the theory of everything.

On Seeking The Truth

If you say you want the truth which resides in the activating Spirit-Will you are being religious. If you say you want the truth which does not reside in any Spirit, you are being scientific. If you say you want to know if such a thing as truth exists you are being philosophical. So when someone says they want the truth it may be the beginning of wisdom, and they may need to examine all the fields, each has elements of the truth. Courage is probably the best trait to have in seeking and finding the truth.

Reconciling Spirit and Matter

Marx took heaven to earth, or Spirit to Matter, religion had always taken earth to heaven, Matter to Spirit. The Evolutionary Christian Church doesn't take sides like that, we put them back together. Using religious terms, Matter is the child of Spirit, Matter evolves to Spirit.

It is not the either/or of Kierkegaard, either faith or total knowledge, these two are reconciled in ECC.

Reconciling Church and State

We could agree with Hegel's thought that the reconciliation of the state and religion comes through the realization of the religiosity of the community. We evolve to God, ever upward, culture and biology, religion and state.

Hegel said, “A people that has a bad concept of God also has a bad state, bad government, bad laws.”

We have to overcome the so-called opposition of the sacred and secular, church and state.

The implicit Spirit within must attain It's goal of explicitly evolving to Godhood.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The new mandarins not up to the task

..."Our American mandarins gained their places by political image-mongering and bureaucratic infighting.  They lack the ethics and the wisdom to manage an empire or to be in charge of the lives and wealth of the American people. They are the accidental figureheads of an immense machine which they do not begin to comprehend but pretend to direct (to ends that are largely puerile and self-referential).  Yet they are busy playing incompetent games of manipulation in every place in the world.  The last American leader who had any remote claim to statesmanship was Eisenhower, who left office almost a half century ago”....

from “Observations and Lamentations on the Way We Are Now” by Clyde N. Wilson, “Chronicles.”

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thoughts On Faith And Reason

I might say could say that reason guides faith, faith is not guided by reason. That is, the Evolutionary Christian Church guides Beyondism (science) not Beyondism the Church.

Biology is moving toward Godhood, the sacred goal of Godhood guides biology through the Soul-Mind and the activating Spirit-Within, we do not adjust the goal of Godhood to biology, but biology is the vehicle of evolution to Godhood. We have faith in religion, and we can be skeptical of science even as we apply science to religion.

We see Godhood and the destination of evolution to Godhood through faith, methods of evolution to Godhood are seen through reason, science and faith.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mind Games And The Return

Philosophers and religious thinkers play mind games while the material world of business and politics falls apart. Empire will once again devolve into localism. But we can begin again making the old new.

The original American system, with its brilliant if imperfect Constitution, so undervalued by the European Right, champions localism and variety, while protecting the whole, and it can be affirmed by the Church. Radicalism is not necessary, only making the old new.

Making Whole

It has for some time been suggested among neopagans, Traditionalists, and non-liberal psychologists, that when Christianity came to Northern Europe it damaged the psyches of Northern Europeans by cutting them off from their ancestral religion, and that the only way to repair the damage is to restore the ancient Odinic religion. We would say that the problem came from missing a deeper synthesis of religions than was done at the time.

The advent of the Evolutionary Christian Church, with its Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, included with the Traditional Involutionary Inward Path to the Soul within, and applying such modern sciences as sociobiology and Beyondism, can help solve the problem of a damaged European psyche, making it psychologically, spiritually and physically more whole than it has ever been. The old ways were not wrong, they were incomplete. We evolve materially to Godhood.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our Revelation

The theologic is also the biologic, the biologic is also the theologic. This closes the ancient duality. The Involutionary God is the Inward Spirit of the Outward Evolutionary God, whom we evolve to over time. We accede to the authority of the Church regarding the Involutionary Inward God of theology, which is the God of Revealed Religions. The Evolutionary Outward God of biology is added to the old Revelations as a new Revelation, which we pray the Church will eventually affirm. But we are not holding our breath.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Keeping The New With The Old

Conservative principles of order are also good for evolution and religion

The Evolutionary Christian Church has no intention of getting in the way of the Conservative religious and political ties which have been the foundation of America and the West. Without these convictions there would be no America.

The Traditionalist School has taught us that all Revealed Religions affirm what we have defined as the Involutionary Inward Path to Godhood. St. Thomas Aquinas brought the Greek philosophers into Catholic Christianity, we apply evolutionary science, as well as Eastern Religions, which have affirmed the same God Within.

Conservative principles of order are also good for evolution. When we include the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood in traditional Christianity, and in Conservatism, it is not at all done because old things are wrong, we are underlying science and the Evolutionary Outward Path with the traditional Involutionary Inward Path to Godhood to create a more complete world view.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Post-Catastrophic Conceptions of the World

The superficial political conventions in Denver and St. Paul have caused me to think about the future. I agree mainly with the post catastrophic world predictions of James Lovelock and Guillaume Faye. Lovelock speaks of “sustainable retreat” (not sustainable development) to the Northern Lattitudes from cities overrun and descended into chaos, predicting that of the present 6.6 billion people, only 500 million will survive. Guillaume Faye has the Third World invading European Homelands, with violent conflicts, increased paralysis, and the world unfit for human habitation. Nothing, Faye believes, can stop the advance into the abyss, big change will happen only after the catastrophy. Faye accepts modern science but says it should become the provence of a small elite, along with a revitalization of “ancient spirits,” rejecting liberalism and egalitarianism. Faye wants a new European Empire which uses science and technology along with reestablishing ancient heroic values. Humanity will return to biological or sociobiological values out of necessity.

My question is, will these “archaic values” be imposed or restored by Islam, Neopaganism, or a revitalized Christianity? We believe the Evolutionary Christian Church can become the required revitalized Christianity, the right blend of philosophy, science and religion. We prefer the terms “evolutionary” to “futurism” and “Traditional Christianity ” to “archaic.” Conservatism or Paleoconservatism gives strong practical advantage to our cause, people are in favor of things long established, while we also boldly reconcile the opposites of the material and spiritual, the archaic and the future. And we will not revive the beast to do so, we will civilize the beast to evolve from the material to the spiritual, and on to Godhood, by retaining the moral bonding of such things as Catholic Social Philosophy; we can synthesize Cattell's Beyondism with Aquinas's Catholicism. It will not be easy. A Wolf-Age is coming. But even a brave little French Girl, Joan of Arc, could change the world. And if God is with us, nothing can stop us.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Toward Defining The Universal In Religion, State, And Evolution

Bede Griffiths wrote about how in order to unite religions we might return to something like the organization of the five patriarchates of the fifth century, where Rome was considered first among equals (Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople) yet the other patriarchs independently chose their own liturgies, theologies, etc. Into this Universal Church can come the Asian religions, as Asian ministries, with the same perennial philosophy and religion.

In American politics Christianity has affirmed helping with aid the bottom 20 percent of the people, who are inevitable in any system. This is realistic. The classic definition of justice is equality of opportunity under the law, but not equality of final reward. This way “merit” can rightly be the guide. Variation is natural and useful in evolution.

It may seem at first difficult to reconcile Christianity and scientific evolutionary culture, such as Cattell's Beyondism, into a political state, but we can see the implications for enhancing evolution in the U. S. Constitution, which affirms equality of opportunity but not equality of reward. Evolutionary advancement, even positive eugenics, does not seek to guarantee equality of final reward, whereas guaranteeing equality of final reward has been linked with both totalitarian states and with modern liberalism.

The Religious Order Of  The Evolutionary Christian Church affirms that we can pursue intelligence, higher consciousness, even beauty, all evolving toward Godhood, lightly guided by a Universal Church, and federal states.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Going Forward While Going Back

Affirming A Neolithic Ethos With Conservatism In The New Age


The problem with the Industrial Age, which more or less followed the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, is that it was not Conservative, it did not substantially bring forward the permanent things evolved or revealed from the former ages. For example, in the mechanistic age, rural life, ethnic and cultural connections and religion were gradually undermined and replaced by mechanistic materialistic thinking, leading to a world which, among other negatives, has been depleting and destroying the material world.

The Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) does not advocate merely “going back” to the permanent things lost from the Neolithic or Paleolithic Ages, we advocate “going forward” while re including the lost permanent elements into the modern scientific age, as good Conservatism must do.

We part company with the New Age, which could perhaps agree with this assessment so far, when they say that spiritual education should merely “go back” to the perennial philosophy while essentially rejecting the scientific age; going back this way departs from the Conservative dynamic of “bringing forward” the permanent things. We seek to bring forward the perennial philosophy to join with evolutionary philosophy. The Inward God seen in perennial philosophy is attained through the Outward God of Evolutionary Philosophy. The Material evolves to the Spiritual.

We do not see a reconciliation of all religions merely based on their shared perennial philosophy, as the New Age tends to advocate, this eliminates all the advances, changes and variations of evolution. We do not see this kind of “going back” as desirable, realistic, or Conservative. The addition of the Evolutionary Outward Path of ECC brings religions together, which synthesizes variations and differences with the perennial Involutionary Inward Path. We all seek to evolve to Godhood and the Church is there to help guide all of us.

Those who advocate the perennial philosophy in the New Age usually do so with the idea that divisions between religions and people must be overcome and that competition is evil, since all religions are talking about the same perennial God. ECC agrees that the involutionary insights of the Revealed Religions reveal basically the same God, but we must not try to eliminate natural evolution, we must conservatively bring natural evolution forward into the new age with the sacred realization that we evolve in nature to the God we have seen in all Revealed Religions. The religion of the Evolutionary Christian Church civilizes and refines competition, civilizing the beast, making available Wilsonian Sociobiology and Cattellian Beyondist knowledge regarding evolution, in our universal quest to evolve to Godhood, for all people and all localities.

When E. F. Schumacher called for a new technology that would create an “intermediate technology,” building upon localism, with respect for local arts and crafts, local agriculture and small industry, the term “new technology” must be emphasized. This is not really “going back,” this is not a new Ludditism, this is bringing positive elements of past ages into the technology and philosophy of the modern age. Science can actually introduce improvements in neolithic localism, e.g. new forms of solar, wind, water and other energy sources, which can work well in small decentralized localities, which do not require huge and damaging industrial energy institutions.

Classical Federalism, and perhaps Subsidiarity and Distributism work in harmony with ECC, which means that the original Constitution of the United States can be reaffirmed. Recently Pope Benedict has spoken well of the Constitution of the United States, perhaps for some of the reasons just mentioned.

When the material world is seen as rising naturally into the spiritual world through evolution then both the material and the spiritual are integrated into a whole. The beauty of ECC, if we may say so, is that it brings together materialistic and spiritual philosophy without suppressing either side. Our reforming synthesis suggests that the Evolutionary Christian Church has the potential to bring about a sacred renaissance of art, culture, science and religion.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Speculations On Eros and Agape

“Eros” is the urge toward God, “agape” is God's love coming into one, and they meet in the Spirit Within and the Soul. These are terms used by St. Gregory of Nyssa. In the Evolutionary Christian Church, eros, the urge toward God, would relate to the Evolutionary Outward Path, and agape, God's love coming into one, relates to the Involutionary Inward Path.

The Spirit of eros is the capacity for evolution to God but is not God. God is implicit in agape and the Soul and explicit in eros and the Spirit-Within. The explicit is unfolding, the implicit is enfolding. Eros is Transcendent, agape is Immanent.

The Soul of agape and the Spirit of eros spring from God as an overflow of abundance and love—not as a Fall as the Gnostic's would have it. This is evolution, Spirit and matter working in nature forming new species, new organization. As matter evolves matter becomes conscious in humans, perhaps through contact with the Soul Within.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Laws of Spiritual Matter

Conventional matter is evolving along with Soul of the body and the Spirit ultimately to God, Who is the creator of the Kosmos with the highest consciousness and intelligence. We can see these different levels of Spiritual/Material Matter both inwardly and outwardly in the Involutionary Inward Path with the various levels of material evolution.

But “as below so above,” and we evolve using the Evolutionary Outward Path, through the various levels of matter/soul/spirit to Godhood, the highest Spiritual/Material Matter. We are in this sense the “image of our Father.”

Spiritual Matter is subject to the laws of Spiritual Matter. This does not mean that Spiritual Matter is no longer subject to the laws of Material Matter but to a far more subtle level of laws that science is still discovering, and which mystics have examined for many ages.
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(Biophysicist Deno Kazanis has inspired this way of looking at God as Spiritual Matter.)

Contra Gnostics

It would seem that in knowing the Soul we cannot know God completely, because the Soul is "only" the zenith of the body, powerful as it is. This would counter Gnosticism (and Plato) which seems to think we can know all of God from the Soul-Within. We must evolve to the Material-Supermaterial Object Body of Godhood to fully know God.

No Revolution

We stand reformed from traditional Involutionary Christianity, not against them, by adding Evolutionary Christianity. This is certainly not a revolution against the Church.

Kirk's Tilt

Russell Kirk was a great writer and a great historical mind, yet it seems to me that he under emphasized the importance of the Enlightenment in the thinking of the Founding Fathers of the United States in developing our Constitution, and he overemphasized the importance of the “Grand Tradition,” ie. Judaic-Christian and Greek influences. This may be what we should do, but is not exactly what the Founding Fathers did.

Courageous truth is vitally important. If we bias the foundation even very slightly, the building will eventually tilt more than slightly. In the case of American Conservatism, science was eventually under emphasized as a result of the Kirk's tilt against the Enlightenment.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good And Evil Genius

Fashion and Tradition

There is good and evil genius, which is why it is easy to be taken in or even seduced by evil geniuses. Evil genius in fact has genius, and genius is magical, mysterious and even god-given.

Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx were evil geniuses, St Thomas Aquinas and T.S. Eliot were good geniuses. There seems to be less dazzle and more noble depth in good geniuses.

With their tendency to dazzle, evil geniuses tend to dominate popular culture, they are perhaps at the origin of fashion. Good geniuses tend to ride the dynamics of tradition rather than fashion, they are perhaps at the origin of history.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Horror in foreign policy

The latest move from the now nearly criminal neoconservatives who continue to manipulate the idiotic Bush administration--- with Russia saying its response to the further development of a U.S. missile shield in Poland will go beyond diplomacy---is truly taking things too far. Congress does nothing even though they were elected this time to stop this sort of behavior, the Lobbies again control them. Are there no men of courage and morality and statesmanship and historical wisdom in Washington? Now is the time for big deal actions, resignations from major players, impeachments, outrage! But we get nothing. Only Pat Buchanan ( Who Started Cold WarII?) is trying to avert this horror in foreign policy.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The One In The Many: Two Meanings

The first meaning of the term “One In The Many” defines God, the second meaning defines the worship of the same God in different forms.

The Involutionary Inward Path reveals the same God for all religions (also called the perennial philosophy or the Traditionalist School.) The Evolutionary Outward Path of the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) leads to God through evolution.

ECC can have a calming effect on the hostilities arising between religions, even in the midst of competitive evolution. The religious order of the Evolutionary Christian Church can be the common ground for knowledge and wisdom on how to evolve to the God all religions have seen inwardly.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

At Last A Western Yoga

Two Necessary Paths to Godhood

Experiencing the Soul-Within, the goal of religious tradition, is not really devolutionary but more an involutionary activity. Experiencing Atman or Brahman or Nirvana, Heaven, or the Godhead, requires the discipline and strong efforts developed by the religious traditions, which are slightly different from one another, but pointing in the same direction. The Involutionary Inward Path leads to one of two central goals in the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC), whereas it is the single goal of other religious traditions.

The Godhead, seen by a select few with the Involutionary Inward Path, is not Godhood Itself, which must be fully attained by another path that is really the First Path, and this is the Evolutionary Outward Path. The Involutionary Inward Path is called the Second Path in ECC and not considered the only path or the exclusive path to God.

The God-Within seen by the Soul and Spirit is not God Himself but is a Blissful Aspect Of God, so glorious that It is wrongly experienced as Blissful Godhood Itself. We must not stop here, because here lies the Great Spiritual Blockade. Here we must take up the First Path, the Evolutionary Outward Path, which is Evolution from the Kosmic Beginning to the Person of Godhood in the Kosmos.

We do not consider the Involutionary Inward Path of traditional religion as a Gordian Knot of distracting complication which must be simply cut so that we may concentrate on the Evolutionary Outward Path. The traditional Inward Path is a very important way for us to see who and what God is, to see and be guided to our Ultimate Goal, even to gain actual contact with God. The Evolutionary Outward Path can apply all of our best present and future science, sciences such as the sociobiologically-oriented Beyondism of Raymond Cattell, who unfortunately seems to have rejected the Involutionary Inward Path of traditional religion as if it were a Gordian Knot to cut and no longer necessary. Conservatism in ECC is called for along with change.

In very ancient terms, we don't separate Spirit from Matter, Skyfather from Earthmother, both evolve together to Godhood. Science arose from religion...the two will meet again on a higher level.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Spectrum of Matter

Deno Kazanis seems to have developed the term “Spiritual Matter” as being like uncharged atoms in relation to Material Matter with three-dimensional charged atoms. We like the phrase spiritual matter, but will probably interpret It as the following:

Evolution moves or transmutes both Spiritual and Material Matter, back to the Godhood of the Trinity.

We like the idea of a Spectrum of Matter rather than the "spectrum of consciousness” of, say, Wilber and other mystics.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Abstaining And Sustaining

The Involutionary Inward Path says abstain to find God within, the Evolutionary Outward Path says sustain to find God without.

Interesting that Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher, was said to have remarked, “All philosophy lies in two words, 'sustain' and 'abstain.'” However, Evolution makes the Will of God less hopelessly fixed and more dynamic in human affairs than the Stoics seem to have described It.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Universal force versus local morality

We don't need the "man on horseback."

It has been said that if the lust for power is not restrained by religious morality then it will eventually be restrained by dictators with force. The presumption is made in this pattern that a universal rather than a local means is the only solution to disorder or anarchy unrestrained by religious morality.

We have to build back local religious morality rather than calling for big government force. Localism is both the best long and short term solution to this pattern. Applying universal force to stop disorder or anarchy is like cutting off ones arms or legs to save ones eyes. In modern terms, we need a Ron Paul rather than a Barack Obama, but the nation seems to be in the mood for a “man on horseback” at the price of local freedom.

Of course, Obama is too moderate to really qualify as the “man on horseback,” but when moderate force doesn't create order, the pattern always moves from moderate to radical horseman.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Inner and outer space

Eastern religions consider the exploration of inner space more important than the exploration of outer space, and the Western secular world consider it just the opposite. Ultimate Reality is more than even the deepest level of inner consciousness. Inner consciousness is the inward mirror of outward Ultimate Reality. The Evolutionary Christian Church values both. Attaining Godhood more directly includes the Evolutionary Outward Path.

Physical consciousness?

Pure intuition is not "beyond" the senses, contrary to Eastern sages. God is not human so their experience of nirvana or ultimate reality is not Godhood.

The split between spirit and matter has wrongly degraded the Material. God is the zenith of the spiritual-material at the end of evolution and God has not yet been correctly defined by science or religion.

(Here is an excellent essay, "Is Consciousness Physical" by David and Andrea Lane)

Where Western Christianity Is Different From Eastern Religions

Eastern religions see history and time in cycles, whereas Christianity sees time moving toward an actual end. Also, as Bede Griffith has pointed out, in Christianity matter is taken up into God, transmuted in Christ's Resurrection. Matter is finally transformed and spiritualized after billions of years of evolution.
Both of these ideas harmonize well with the bio-spiritual evolution of God as affirmed in the Evolutionary Christian Church.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Brideshead Mediocre

When Sebastian Flyte first appeared as very effeminate I knew we were in for a reinterpretation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. Waugh said that the theme of Brideshead was the operation of the Grace of God in the lives of these characters, but this movie could be easily seen, from beginning to end, as an affirmation of atheism The only scene that gave a slightly overt nod to Christianity was the last scene in the little chapel at Brideshead, and this was cut to a very light symbolism. Since no great civilization has ever risen or lasted without being based in religion, the question of how to revive religion in a decadent world remains unanswered, both by Waugh and by this movie. Bottom line, the movie and its theme were out of their league.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Science and Religion See Reality from Opposite Sides

Science and Religion look at Reality from opposite sides. Both talk about “mediation” through the senses and through reason as letting us see only partial reality.

Science says that what we see through our senses and through reason is all we can accept, that this is reality, and anything outside this is virtually an illusion. Religion says what we do not see through the senses and through reason, is reality, and that what we see through the senses is illusion (hypothesizing that intellectual intuition lies beyond the normal senses.)

The Evolutionary Christian Church affirms both what we see through the senses and through reason and what we do not see through the senses and through reason. It is the world of the material senses that evolves to the world of bio-spiritual Godhood.