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?