Thursday, December 31, 2009

On Alfred Adler

(Toward Evolutionary Therapy—see below *)

“The striving for significance, this sense of yearning, always points out to us that all psychological phenomena contain a movement that starts from a feeling of inferiority and reach upward. The theory of Individual Psychology of psychological compensation states that the stronger the feeling of inferiority, the higher the goal for personal power.” (Alfred Adler)
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This is not only an interesting quote, but Adler was and is an interesting psychologist. Adler (who acknowledged Nietzsche) postulated a single drive, which we would transpose in the Theoevolutionary Church (TC) as the Spirit-Will, or the Will to Godhood, the activating force behind evolution and the Kosmos, but also, as Adler suggests, the most important force in individual psychology. This “striving for perfection” in TC is the Will to Godhood in evolution.

Rather than the “will to meaning” of Dr Viktor Frankl, or the “will to pleasure” (pleasure principle) of Freud, or the “will to power” of Nietzsche and Adlerian psychology, we say that the primary motivational force in man is the Will to Godhood, or the Spirit-Will.

The interesting psychology comes in relating this primary drive socially as well as individually. All men, all groups have this drive to perfection, and how do we integrate them? Our answer, unlike Adler's socialism, is the Ordered Evolution and Revitalized Conservatism of the Theoevolutionary Church.

Here is another Adler quote: “God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.”


*(From my essay) Theoevolutionary Church And Jungian Psychology

Evolutionary Therapy

...The Priest's role in the Theoevolutionary Church, especially in the Outward Path is to understand the intentionality of the Spirit-Will, which the person is often unable to clearly comprehend, whereas in Jungian psychology, the therapist's role is to represent the intentions of the psyche and to see or understand the “Self”. The Priest needs to take the side of the Spirit-Will, whereas the psychoanalyst takes the side of the Unconscious.

In “Evolutionary Therapy,” the Priest would need to mediate a deal or balance between the Spirit-Will and the soul which the parishioner can live with. “Befriending” the spirit-will may be a task which could involve politically incorrect insights. Egotistical human life and modern values may seem limited in the face of the long evolution of the spirit to Godhood, beyond man, beyond superman, beyond angels and gods, all the way to Godhood.

When the spirit is blocked, It turns away from its central path. The Priest's “art” in TC is to help “release” the spirit into the energy of the person and society, making the energy of the spirit available for the individual and for society---like the martial arts, we can learn to use or turn the powerful force of the spirit away from hurting ourselves into helping ourselves, and helping our societies evolve.

Meanwhile the soul, which is the Zenith of the Mind and the ego, must maintain its task to intelligently help guide or “ride the tiger” of the spirit, even as the Soul needs to stop blocking the spirit. This is the desired balance. We need to befriend, not only the unconscious, but the spirit which activates the unconscious, and we need to correctly define the spirit and its direction.

We are not merely looking for the opposite of the ego, the contrary elements of our psyche, because androgynous balance is not the goal. The great goal of the Spirit-Will is the goal, which lies beyond us, beyond the human unconscious, at the Zenith of Evolution to Godhood. Whatever parts of our psyche seem opposed to the direction of the spirit-will need to be synthesized and balanced...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Objective Reality

I can more or less affirm Objectivism's axioms of existence, in the sense of “that which has no attributes does not and cannot exist. Hence, the axiom of identity: a thing is what it is.” I can agree too that the mind cannot create reality, but rather, it is a means of discovering reality. And I think I can affirm "the primacy of existence", in opposition to the theory of "the primacy of consciousness.” But I do affirm the primacy of the activating Spirit Within, or the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood. The Evolutionary Christian Church can reject belief in every power alleged to transcend existence. But we hold that God is at the Zenith of Existence, and as natural objects in nature we can evolve to become Godhood. This is the theological materialism of future religion.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How yogic renunciation can be suicidal

Using Evolian and other interpretations of the Hindu theory, which say that every desire or craving found in people is caused by deprivation—the craving or passion to obtain something on which they eventually become dependent, they feel deprived and need something. This is then solved by renunciation, by ridding themselves of the desire for the object. This is not easy to do and very few people succeed in it.

We believe this is a suicidal approach to life and religion. It sets up the Great Spiritual Blockade against evolving to Godhood. Desires need to be sublimated, not extirpated or murdered, desires need to be placed on the sacred path of evolution to Godhood. Even the Tantric attempt to use the passions while not being dependent on them is only a variation of this desire to destroy desires.

Even so, in spite of this Great Error, the Evolutionary Christian Church has a place for this renunciation in the Involutionary Inward Path, which leads to the Soul Within, but not to Godhood. We can gain deep insights about God in the Inward Path to the Soul, but we need to see that the Spirit-Will is activating life to evolve to Godhood in material evolution through the Evolutionary Outward Path. This is the Twofold Path to Godhood.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Guenon's negative theology

We do not share the perspective of Rene Guenon, who Eliade called “the foremost representative of modern esotericism.” Guenon astutely examines the decadence of the present world but he less astutely declares the end of the world.

We disagree with the central idea of Geunon, which he derived from the East, that personal and kosmic renovation is not possible and that the West is irremediably lost in decadence and that only after the destruction of the present “kali-yuga” age can we begin a new cycle. This radical—not conservative-- perspective is grounded in the exclusively Involutionary Inward Path, which defines only the nonmaterial inward enlightenment. This is also the base of the Revealed Religions, East and West.

The God of the Inward Path is experienced after much disciplining of the passions and turning away from the world. This view ultimately rejects the material world and defines God as beyond the natural world. We consider this exoteric (formerly esoteric) Inward Path only one of the Twofold Path to Godhood. The Inward Path is the Second Force which arrives at the Spark of God within but does not reach the Supreme God of the Evolutionary Outward Path.

To attain Godhood we must evolve in the material world through the Evolutionary Outward Path, the First Force, which has been utterly rejected by Guenon and the Revealed Religions who follow only the Inward Path. We do not affirm the pessimistic view of Guenon. Out theology is positive theology, representing the evolutionary Will to Godhood of the Spirit.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

We identify with the mind instead of the Spirit

Do we seek a balance between the Spirit, the Will of Heaven, and the Soul, the Will of Earth? It is a monarchian balance, with the Spirit activating, and the Soul helping to guide, as an engine with a sacred goal, plus a driver.

Our most essential nature is the positive Will to Godhood, or Spirit. We forget the Spirit and imagine the body, or the mind, or the Soul (Zenith of the Mind) to be the center, rather than the Spirit. This wrong identity gives rise to the misery of devolution and entropy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Free Will And Determinism

The Spirit-Will, or Will to Godhood, is pure power, but It is not chaotic or Dionysian. The Spirit-Will has a sacred goal, it is a determinism that is like a basic blueprint, not as precise in execution, given the vicissitudes of natural evolution.

To adapt E. O. Wilson's image, the determinism of the Spirit-Will is like a stone rolling down a mountain with the path not certain although the stone is certainly moving down the mountain. Or to adapt Evola's image, it is like having the freedom to eat food that is bad for your health.

Contrary to most religious traditions we cannot go beyond or “escape” determinism, dharma, or karma, because determinism applies all the way to Godhood in evolution. We don't escape matter when matter is the vehicle by which we evolve to God.

The central goal is to awaken the Spirit-Will in oneself, the Will to Godhood, and then to understand where It is going in evolution.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Infinite Is Within The Kosmos

We don't ascend beyond the Kosmos to the Divine, the Divine is in the Kosmos, at the highest evolution of the Kosmos. God or the Supreme Object exists within the spatio-temporal sense. Time is without end in God but time still exists in God.

Finite life dies, infinite life does not die, but this does not automatically mean that the infinite does not exist in the world. The infinite is the Supreme Evolutionary Goal of finite life, and not merely a principle of infinity.

Life and being are not principles, principles can define life and being, but these are not Supreme Objects. We don't have to contrast life versus being, or Spirit versus God. Spirit is part of being, as the seed is part of the tree. Duality is not necessary here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Literalist Ontology

A “principle” may exist in the human mind, and the Supreme Principles may exist in the Mind of God, but these principles do not exist outside the material object and have no potency in themselves outside the actual object. Definitions require the defining physical mind.

The world is therefore not Maya (illusion, see Vedanta) and not irrational power (see Nietzsche), the world is the Will to Godhood, the Spirit-Will, working within the living objects of the cosmos, which seek to evolve to Godhood.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Why The Twofold Path Is Needed

In the Bhagavad-Gita the God Krishna teaches Arjuna that its okay to go to war, even against friends and relatives, as long as the actions are done in an undetached way, which would then not generate karma (action). This is how the precept of nonviolence (animsa) was dealt with.

This relates somewhat to St. Paul's reluctant sanction of marriage, telling the unmarried widows (Corinthians vii 8-9) it is good for them if they abide even as he did, as a celibate, but it is better to marry than to burn.  St. Paul would have wanted the widows to be detached from the whole event, even beyond passions, as they nevertheless indulged.

The goal of Krishna and St. Paul was not to empower human nature, as a Nietzschian might do, but to block and stop human nature altogether so that the God-Within could be experienced.

This is the Way of the Inward Path, which taken alone as the sole religious discipline can lead to the death, or virtual death, of materialism. This is why the Twofold Path is needed. Taken alone the Inward Path becomes a Great Spiritual Blockade against our evolution to Godhood, which is the goal of the Outward Path in the Evolutionary Christian Church. The Inward God is an incomplete God, and not really a God but is the Soul Within or the virtual experience of God.

The Outward Path has the principle of not destroying life and passion, as the Inward Path does, but of directing life and passions toward evolving to Godhood. Reproduction has the ultimate sacred goal of evolving life to Godhood. It so happens that the Inward Traditional Christian and Outward Beyondist morals, ethics, values and virtues provide for Ordered Evolution, in a Revitalized Conservatism, for all people, races, states and religions.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New And Old Mythos

The Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) demythologizes the Involutionary Inward Path of Tradition in that the God Within is an intimation of (not illusion of ) the actual Supreme Object God, the Zenith of evolution in the cosmos.

Yet ECC adds its own mythos, the evolution of life to Godhood. There is nothing within material life to be saved from, other than material devolution, which takes us away from the goal of the Evolutionary Outward Path, the goal of the Spirit, that is, Godhood.

But the old mythos of the Involutionary Inward Path is not rejected in ECC, it is affirmed in the Twofold Path, the Inward and Outward Paths. The Inward Path gives us the God Within, the Great Intimation of God, the Outward Path gives us the Supreme God at the Zenith of Evolution.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Is God Beyond Good And Evil?

In response to the general Tantric outlook, Supreme Godhood is beyond all opposites, but not beyond good and evil, since God is defined as the Highest Good. “Evil” happens in God's creations in the Kosmos, but evil is always essentially related to the unevolved, and since God is the Supremely Evolved, God therefore contains no unevolved evil.

If you ask how can the Supremely Good create evil, the answer is the same, evil is on the continuum of not being God, not having evolved to Godhood. The usual religious or mystical problem in defining evil in relation to God derives from the Great Error and Great Spiritual Blockade of defining material life as essentially evil.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Sphinx


Some have said that the Sphinx of ancient Egypt represented the Soul (head) trying to escape the body (animal), but I would transpose this and say that the Sphinx can be a symbol of Civilizing the Beast, man evolving from animal to God, activated by the Spirit. "Escape" is not the interpretation here, evolution is. The evolving body is the vehicle for the Spirit all the way to Godhood.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Yogin Are Dulled To Godhood

According to Evola, some radical Buddhists and Hindu's say that even the Gods are enemies of the yogin, because as powers presiding over the natural order they attempt to block the path of those who want to become free and dominate it.

There is also a Buddha saying that the Gods may not experience liberation because they are “dulled” by heavenly pleasures. Brahma is even subordinate to Buddha in this regard.

While this is stunningly courageous thinking, our stunningly courageous answer to the yogin is that this is a Great Error, or the Great Spiritual Blockade. The truth is that it is the yogin who are dulled by the heavenly pleasures of their inward “liberation,” or moksha. Moksha, and their version of liberation, is not Godhood, which is the Real Liberation, it is, however, the goal of the Inward Path.

What keeps this Great Error from being defined as diabolical is that the goal they seek--moksha-- is affirmed as the Soul-Goal of the Involutionary Inward Path in the Evolutionary Christian Church. But we can only become truly liberated by attaining the Absolute Supreme Godhood through bio-spiritual evolution to the Supreme Object at the Zenith of Evolution. This is defined as the True Liberation which is attained through the Evolutionary Outward Path. This means that unevolved humanity, including the yogins, who are human, are not able to experience Godhood or True Liberation. And the yogin are thereby dulled to Godhood. The Twofold Path is needed, the Inward and Outward, not only the Inward Path.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Soul and Spirit

The Involutionary Inward Path, the Second Path, has the Soul-Goal, whereby we can see the God-Within. The Evolutionary Outward Path, the First Path, has the Spirit-Goal, whereby we materially-spiritually evolve to God, the God first seen in the Inward Path. The Mind is the Zenith of the Body, the Soul is the Zenith of the Mind, the Spirit is the Zenith of the Soul.

The Kosmic activating force of the Spirit, or Will to Godhood, seems to be “contained” in the “unconscious,” but is not trapped there like a prisoner, as the Gnostics believe. Hating the material world, the exclusively involutionary mystics do not see the material world for what it is, or for what it can be, as the material vehicle required for evolution to Godhood, activated by the Spirit.

Someone called the Spirit “life's life.” The Upanishads talked of the Spirit as the “breathing spirit,” or prana, the universal life force. But these involutionary mystics certainly would not muddy their definition of the spirit with any kind of materialism. We would.

We think that the Spirit will one day be discovered by science as an activating material-spiritual force or element or substance. Meanwhile, the intuitive intellect helps define the Soul and Spirit, and the evolution of life to God.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Technology and Evolution

Technology need not move ahead faster than our ability to monitor it. As we have written before, science and technology are in fact subordinate to the activating needs of the Will to Godhood, or Spirit.

No doubt technological development will create problems in the future, creative engineers will demand total freedom to develop, with no moral constraints. But like artists, the total freedom of creative engineers should come only during the creative process and later their creations need to be judged as either evolutionary or devolutionary.

“Postbiological” superintelligence through technological devices will be used to counter politically incorrect developments, such as genetic engineering, (the earlier dreaded word was eugenics.). We must advance essentially through biological evolution and not merely, for example, with technical devices attached to our human bodies.

We would have technology move forward in accord with the purpose of the Kosmos, which is bio-spiritual evolution to Godhood, by applying the Ordered Evolution and Revitalized Conservatism of the Evolutionary Christian Church, that is, according to the Traditional religious and Beyondist virtues of the Evolutionary Christian Church.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

When the cultural leash in America snaps back to human nature

Is the Media in America powerful enough to actually create the post-moral America it has been for so many years promoting? What the media has wanted is one, big, immoral, politically correct, conglomerate America. This powerful agenda does appear to be working, the person of morals is now almost always the bad guy, or often just the loser to an immoral hero, and there are fewer and fewer people of morals in America.

The one “religion” allowed and promoted by the media---especially in American colleges and universities--- is Political Correctness, which is a form of cultural Marxism, the fervent belief in the absolute equality of all people, places and things, and the desire to enforce equality throughout the land.

So are we in fact headed toward that big, immoral, politically correct, conglomerate America? Here is the problem with that nefarious dream.

Culture simply cannot move too far away from human nature, there are genetic constraints on where culture can go, nurture really has to conform or harmonize with nature, and the immoral media and political correctness have moved too far away from human nature. Human nature has time and again formed cultures of more or less traditional morality as the best means to survive and reproduce successfully over the long term.

Let us hope and work to see that true American federalism can contain the splitting of America when the cultural lease in America snaps back to human nature.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ignorance, sin and evolution

Ideas or principles alone, no matter how elevated, are not enough to achieve the highest “purity,” “sin” is not purified by wisdom alone, unless sin is considered only ignorance, which is how Gnostic oriented religions tend to see it. The material world evolves to Godhood, the highest "purity," therefore sin can be seen as devolutionary (and not only seen as ignorance) where material life itself moves toward lower consciousness and less complexity. But we may not want to get caught up using the word sin.

God does contain Absolute Wisdom yet even this is an idea in the Mind of God, which is the Father aspect of the Trinity. God is the Supreme Material-Supermaterial Object and not an idea alone. Gnostic hopes of Godly wisdom for human beings will not be attained by human beings. We can at best claim to reach the God Within, the through the various involutionary paths of the revealed religions.

Philosophy alone cannot "restore the Spirit-Will to glory," only evolution can, with glory defined not only as supreme wisdom but as attaining the Supreme Object Godhood in the cosmos, the goal of the activating Spirit-Will within evolving life.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Karma As Evolution

“Karma” is more or less the eastern word for evolution, the laws of cause and effect and natural development.

We can suffer for the evolutionary mistakes of others who chose profane or devolutionary reproductive and survival actions.

Living well personally is important but this does not alone describe the laws of karma or evolution. We have not only many earth lives to pass through, we have many lives beyond the earth, beyond the human, to pass through before we finally evolve to Godhood.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On The Direction of the Spirit-Will or the Will To Godhood

Philosophy and religion should come under the direction of the Will To Godhood, or the Spirit-Will, which is a supreme substance and not merely a principle. This Spirit can be defined and seen with intellectual intuition, which is really superreason, or transrational, so far, science later, one hopes.

The Will to Godhood can be harmonized into what we think and know, and not the other way around which often forces the highest ideals of the Spirit-Will to conform to the fallible human mind. But this is not affirming irrationality, or power, since the Will to Godhood or Spirit-Will is superrational with the definite purpose and goal of evolving to Godhood.

Our freedom consists in harmonizing with the Spirit-Will or the Will to Godhood, which can follow the dialectical-like paths of evolution. There are many paths to Godhood, and most importantly the highest evolved can arrive at Godhood in the cosmos.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Philosophical Realism-plus

Perceptions are created by real objects (philosophical realism). But human perceptions are limited in what they can see or understand of real material objects beyond normal human perceptions.

Tradition has mistaken the Spirit for God. The Inward Spirit is difficult to see but it is very highly refined materiality. Science has yet to discover Spirit.

The Spirit is small though powerful, God is large and supremely powerful, as symbolically the seed is small, the body large. Spirit proceeds from the Supreme Object God and then evolves in the Kosmos along with the bodies It activates up from the simple to the complex, and toward higher and higher consciousness.

We also have trouble perceiving God, the Supreme Object, and we will continue to have problems perceiving God, as well as the Spirit, until we evolve higher, along with our perceptions, to higher beings.

Symbolically it is as if matter consumes the flame rather than the other way around of Tradition, which affirms the flame until it is a formless nothing, and then calls that God.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

“Mere” Enlightenment

Human beings cannot create God in themselves by uniting Spirit (Shakti) and matter (Shiva) contrary to most mystics, only evolving to Godhood creates God. One can attain the God Within by uniting spirit and matter in the human, through the Involutionary Inward Path, but that is not God, that is “mere” Enlightenment with the Spirit Within.

When Spirit activates Its own matter to Godhood then Godhood is attained, and not before. This is the true union desired, beyond dualism.

Evola talked about the two points in time, the previous one, and the next following one which yearns unconsciously for the Absolute. We would say that “yearning unconsciously” defines the Spirit, or the Will to Godhood, which activates life in the Kosmos.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Comparison of the Theoevolutionary Church and Church Theology

If we examine some of the synchronic Councils, the theology and hermeneutics of the Church and compare them to our theology, in general we arrive at the following:

Jesus Christ was both divine and human, divine in having the Spirit of God Within (as we all do) and human in body. There is a difference between Jesus the Nazarene mystic and Christ or Christos, which means enlightenment. The name Gautama Buddha defined the same difference between Gautama the prince of northern India, and the Buddha, the enlightened. These terms are reserved for those who have realized Christ or Buddha within themselves. This same enlightenment is the goal of one of the Twofold Path of the Theoevolutionary Church (TC), that is, the Involutionary Inward Path. This goal gives a strong affirmation to ecumenism since all the involutionary religions have this same goal.

Regarding the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit do not share the same substance or energy since the Father “only” defines the Supreme Object God and is therefore Absolute Truth abstractly, and is not substance or energy. The Son represents the Supreme Body of God, and the Holy Spirit represents the Will or Seed Of God.

The Spirit is preexistent coming from God. The Soul is the Zenith of the material mind in life. The Spirit on the other hand is created through God and is passed on with the material reproduction of the parents—this is how we would interpret metensomatosis, or reincarnation.

In regarding “free will,” original sin would be the departure from the Will to Godhood or the Spirit Within, which activates life to evolve to God. “Good” conforms to the Divine Will to Godhood, “evil” does not. “Grace” can be helpful but not always necessary on the Path to Godhood.

The Theoevolutionary Church has joined (called the Twofold Path) the Evolutionary Outward Path to the Traditional Involutionary Inward Path of all the revealed religions. The God seen from Within by Plato, Christ, Buddha and others is the God we must evolve to, beginning with material evolution on up to attaining Godhood in the Kosmos. The Inward Path leads to ecumenical bonding, and the Outward Path allows the variety and separation necessary for evolution of all the people to Godhood. This can be enhanced through Federalism and Revitalized Conservatism.

God cannot be conceived by human beings or fully conceived until Godhood Itself is reached. Only the Mind of God knows Itself fully, no one else does.

God is the Object, the goal, the desire or attainment of all things.

All things have their origin in God and are connected to God by the Spirit Within which is the Seed, Spark or Will of God.

Contrary to Tradition it is not the First Thing born of God but the Last Thing Evolved toward Godhood that is the most like God.

We venerate God by evolving to God, it is a necessarily secondary thing to “understand” the Spirit of God Within, and therefore understanding alone is not the sole purpose of religion.

The whole world cannot be described as a divine object, the world contains objects trying to evolve to the Divine Object God with varying degrees of success.

The Soul is part of nature, as, for example, the Soul is the Zenith of the human mind. It is the Spirit that is suspended between nature and spirit, the Spirit is both immanent and transcendent. But the Spirit is not seeking to “escape” the body since it is the body that supplies the vehicle for the Spirit to evolve to Godhood. The Spirit is not “fallen,” the Spirit is not in exile.

The Spirit in man contains much knowledge but does not contain all knowledge, only God from whence the Spirit came contains all knowledge.

God is a Supreme Object first and Absolute Knowledge second since evolution of the object comes before knowledge of the object.

Everything in the world is not suffering although there is suffering in the world. Affirmation of the Spirit or Will to Godhood leads to the sacred desire behind evolution and the fulfillment of desire, not the suppression of desire. Profane desire is devolutionary and entropic.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Defining the Divine

There is no real power in definitions alone, the elements of an object do not derive from its definition, the definition derives from the elements and from the object.

Tradition has made a God of definition rather than making a God of the object, and what wrong paths this has taken.

The Spirit is first the Supreme Substance and second the Supreme Principle, which activates material life to evolve to Godhood.

We are, again, speaking of objects here, with evolution moving toward the Supreme Object God, we are not mainly talking about ideas, principles or even non-material wisdom.

The wisdom of Godhood may be beyond our comprehension at this time but it exists in the highest natural order and not outside the natural order.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Religion exists beyond the human mind

According to Eliade all religious systems map the human mind, which he says explains their similarities (I think Jung would agree). But religions are more than the human mind.

The Soul is the zenith of the human mind, and it is true that religions become systems here in the mind. But the Spirit Within transcends the Soul-Mind even as it is always immanent in the human body activating the body to evolve to Godhood.

Therefore, the religion of the Evolutionary Christian Church includes the structure of the human mind in regard to the Soul Mind, but the human body also contains the mysterious Spirit which activates the Soul Mind and body to evolve through material evolution to God.

This is how religion does more than map the human mind.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thinking alone will not bring us to God

It is not attachment to qualities of life that “defiles” the Spirit, it is the human attachment to only to the Soul (the Inward Path) which damages the activation of life to Godhood by the Spirit-Will. This is a transvaluation of Tradition.  This was a Great Spiritual Blockade.

Thinking or meditating in the Involutionary Inward Path can bring deep knowledge of the Soul and Spirit Within, which are closest to Godhood, but this knowledge, or Enlightenment, is not God.

The world of God and man are separated by evolution first and knowledge second. Thinking alone will not bring us to God, material-spiritual evolution in the Evolutionary Outward Path will bring us to Godhood.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One with the Spirit

If we are one with the Spirit, the Will to Godhood, then everything will automatically, or mysteriously, or rationally turn out right. The question is how does one become one with the Spirit?

Courageously discovering how evolution works is one of the best ways to see how the life-activating Spirit works. Then we harmonize with evolution as best our knowledge can discover. We can also seek contact with the Spirit and the Soul within to see what wisdom they can bring of Godhood.

We can coordinate involution and evolution.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Object and the Mind

The smarter you are the better you will be able to define the object, but you (your mind that is) may never quite be able to accurately define the object. You may enhance your knowledge using the involutionary a priori techniques of the traditions of religion and mysticism, but since the Spirit Within is itself incomplete---though supermaterial, even this deepest Platonic knowledge of the Spirit Within will not completely define the object. The higher you evolve the better your mind or thinking apparatus will be able to accurately define the object, and you ultimately will be able to define the Supreme Object God, when Godhood is attained. The definition mirrors the object completely and accurately only with Godhood attained.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mathematics and objects

Literalist Ontology

The cosmos does not follow the rules of mathematics, mathematics follows the rule of the Objects designated in the cosmos. Everything is not a mathematical object, mathematically described objects are everything. Reality is not rules of mathematics, mathematics only defines the reality of objects.

As we move in closer everything does not become the nothing of mathematical laws, everything becomes objects made of smaller elements or forces that may be described by mathematics. If Plato's elements are made of mathematics and not real objects described by mathematics, then Plato's elements simply do not exist as objects.

This is not to say that, for example, the mathematics that describes the highest Gods is not great mathematics, but it is saying that this mathematics, defining the Gods, probably exists only in the object-minds of the Gods, and is not otherwise existing as a viable power on its own---lesser beings do not, as yet, have the minds to create Godly math.

Mathematics evolves only as the object knowing or defining the mathematics evolves. The highest mathematics exist in the Mind of the highest evolved objects, which is the Supreme Object or Objects of Godhood..

This might be called “Literalist Ontology.”

Friday, November 27, 2009

Continue: Ontology in EC

We do not identify being with knowing we identify knowing with being. The Object knows, knowing is not the object.

We transvalue the idea of God from knowing to being, this is usually contrary to Tradition. Truth is “not I,” being is “I”, Truth can be in the mind of being, but mind is in the body, they are not separate, there is no duality here.

Not-I is never unconnected to I. Not-I does not come first before I, the object “I” comes before Not-I.

And things or objects are not merely “Power.” The material/supermaterial Spirit-Will, which is also called the Will to Godhood, could be called the Seed of Godhood, the goal of power, as well as the goal of material evolution. So we don't make a god of power or spirit either.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Evolution can be “democratizable”

Thought for Thanksgiving

Using Evola's term, can evolution be “democratizable”? In the sense that all people, all ethnic groups, all cultures are encouraged to evolve to Godhood, which is the meaning of life, we can answer in the affirmative, unlike Evola.

That there will be different levels of evolution, or hierarchies, is also true, but the Evolutionary Christian Church  (ECC) believes that all people need to be allowed or encouraged to evolve, indeed this is our unique mission, to aid all people in their desire to evolve to Godhood, which is the Ideal of the Instincts. The right to evolve can be transferred to all people, along with Beyondist knowledge on how we may evolve.

ECC will try to lesson the conflicts between people and religions with the affirmation that all men contain the Supreme Substance, the Holy Spirit, which is the Will to Godhood working through material evolution, with much variety in the Kosmos, as all life seeks to evolve to Godhood.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On Evolutionary Action

It is simply not enough to think of theory, of principle, even of human enlightenment, we are transformed this way only in the “human” soul and spirit. But that which truly transforms is the action of evolution, material evolution, this is the way we obtain the divine nature. Godhood is a Supreme Object, or Objects, evolved to, and not merely a principle of the human soul.

The limitations of the human sense knowledge, examined by Kant and others, can be surmounted somewhat by scientific instruments that extend the senses, yet only truly surmounted through the action of evolution to a more complex object and phenomena.

All is the world of phenomena, but there is a phenomena far extended beyond the senses of man with more complexity and higher consciousness attained through evolution, that is, material evolution beyond man, which is not found through mystical human attainment.

This is the sacredness of evolutionary action.

Monday, November 23, 2009

What is “Political Correctness”? by William S. Lind

"...Just what is “Political Correctness?” Political Correctness is in fact cultural Marxism – Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. The effort to translate Marxism from economics into culture did not begin with the student rebellion of the 1960s. It goes back at least to the 1920s and the writings of the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci. In 1923, in Germany, a group of Marxists founded an institute devoted to making the transition, the Institute of Social Research (later known as the Frankfurt School). One of its founders, George Lukacs, stated its purpose as answering the question, “Who shall save us from Western Civilization?” The Frankfurt School gained profound influence in American universities after many of its leading lights fled to the United States in the 1930s to escape National Socialism in Germany..." Continue essay here

Great and Lesser Vehicles to Godhood

If we adapted the terms Great Vehicle (Mahayana) and Lesser Vehicle (Hinayana) from the branches of Buddhism---using the terms, not the principles---we could define the Twofold Path in the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC), that is, the Involutionary Inward and the Evolutionary Outward Paths, as the Lesser (Inward) and Great (Outward) Vehicles to Godhood. But we must not then have any contempt or pejorative connotation for the Lesser Vehicle—we are speaking of a Twofold Path not a one-fold path.

The Lesser Inward Path discovered the Soul Within, which was great, but it also led to the Great Spiritual Blockade of calling the Soul God. The Great Outward Vehicle declares that the Spirit-Will is the Seed or Spark Of God, not God, which activates life in the cosmos to evolve materially to Godhood, to the God first hinted at and seen in the ancient Inward Path.

We combine both Paths, both Vehicles, thereby saving both Tradition and Science, and most importantly saving Godhood.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More epistemology

The objective concrete world and the subjective representative world do not form a duality. The subjective simply (or complex) represents, defines, or notates the objective world, whether the subjective world is able to create an accurate or truthful representation of the real objective world or not.

Human beings can represent the objective world as far as the human mind is capable of defining the objective world, but this will be an incomplete world because humans have not evolved enough to define completely the Divine supermaterial world.

Intellectual intuition seems greater than reason in reaching beyond, but both can be applied to the task of defining the real object world.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Human beings can't become God, we must evolve to God

When Nietzsche said “man is something to be overcome” I don't think that religious mystics can claim that they are doing this in their self-transformations through meditation etc. Only human evolution can transform or overcome man beyond the human, far beyond the human.

Contrary to the Hindu-Tantric and other Traditions, human beings can't become God, humans must evolve to God. What mystics and adepts are “becoming” is immersed in the Soul-Mind and the Spirit Within all life. This is not Godhood, this is the Seed or Spark of God, which is also called the Spirit or the Will To Godhood. Godhood, the Supreme Object, is only attained through material-spiritual evolution in the Kosmos and not through even high meditation alone. The laws of nature are not overcome by mystics, as they usually claim. Self-transformation requires evolution, material evolution, far from achieving only a mystical level of human understanding, no matter how blissful.

In this sense religion has atrophied or blocked the true path to Godhood. We have called this a Great Spiritual Blockade. But science too has little interest in man evolving to Godhood. Therefore we want to engage both religion and science in the Twofold Path to Godhood, the Involutionary Inward Path and the Evolutionary Outward Path, which synthesize religion and science, the spiritual and material on the Path to Godhood.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seeing is secondary to being, action precedes thought

We need not contrast “metaphysical” knowledge with “profane nature,” which is what Traditionalism does. Why concentrate only on the nonobjective word or principle of a thing?

We want to do more than “see,” we want to “be.” Godhood is more than seeing, Godhood is being. Seeing is secondary to being. Evolution is the means by which we can "be" rather than what we can see.

Traditionalism has settled for what the priest has seen, we will settle for what the priest can be, and what evolution can become.

Evolution transforms through the actions of survival, reproduction and evolutionary advancement in consciousness and complexity.

Tradition has said that thought should precede action but it is better to harmonize ones thoughts with the activating Path of the Spirit-Will, which is the Will to Godhood. In this sense action precedes thought.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saving Traditional Religion

The finite cannot “know” the infinite, but the finite can “become” the infinite through evolution, whereupon the finite will then know what the infinite knows, but not until that time.

Much as we would like to know the infinite, no Traditional human priest has seen the infinite because they have not evolved beyond the human to the infinite. What they have seen is the Seed of God in the Spirit-Within life, but contrary to claims, this is not God, however the blissful the state attained.

It has been the goal of religion and sometimes philosophy to have man know and be one with God, we retain and broaden this goal. Man cannot know and be one with God until man evolves to Godhood.

We combine science and religion, the material and the spiritual by affirming and not rejecting the Seed of God, or the Spirit Within, which is activating life to evolve to Godhood. Tradition must affirm the Real Supreme Object God who we can evolve to in nature. We might have rejected with derision the human claim of knowing and being God but we have not. We expect Tradition to accept the need to evolve to God. The “light of the ages” is not perfect truth, it is the Supreme Object God, who is the truth.

This is the way Traditional religion can be saved, otherwise it seems doomed, or a new religion from science will arise that rejects the God claims of Traditional religion.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is there a metaphysical?

Epistemology

Knowledge does not really go beyond the natural perceptions, metaphysical knowledge is highly refined, sensual, perceptive knowledge, just as God is a Supremely Refined Living Object and not beyond nature. Intellectual intuition, which can be superior to reasoning, is still grounded in a refined physical.

The limitations of knowledge to the senses, which Kant believed, seems correct, but this is “surmountable” not by going “beyond the senses” as Tradition claims, but by applying intuitional aspects of the sensual and physical world which are not yet understood as physical.

Is there a metaphysical?

If by metaphysical you mean “invisible,” nonmaterial cause, then there is no metaphysical. There is ignorance of causes but this does not mean causes are “invisible.”There can be a supermaterial however.

“Principles” do not cause the cosmos.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Defining freedom and free will

Freedom and free will: The expulsion of devolutionary profane things so that sacred evolution toward Godhood can work through real nature and real human nature, in our actions, in our cultures, and in our religions and philosophies.

What is right and what is true mirror the physical object

What is right and what is true mirror the physical object. As in, what is right in ethics and what is true in science. Ethics and truths define the physical object, which is always greater than its definition. This follows through from lower objects to the Supreme Object God.

Plato's Ideals only define objects, denotate objects, or should, and are not real in themselves, as Plato seems to think his Forms are. God exists, but not as a mathematical equation. A Supreme Mathematics or a Supreme Equation of God would still only define or describe God, and this equation would be in the Mind of God only. The Supreme Object God and the Penultimate Gods are supremely material-spiritual and they exist as supremely material-spiritual objects, and we evolve to them in the cosmos, whereas we "only" have blissful glimpses of God when we look inside to the God or FatherWithin.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We don't separate the physical world from metaphysics

Our metaphysics may seem limited to the physical world but it is a physical world not yet understood by human science. Therefore we don't need to separate the physical world from metaphysics, and we also don't have the problem therefore of reintegrating metaphysics back into the physical world. Most importantly we don't lose God by denying God in the metaphysical world, as science has done, because we have God in the superphysical world, and we evolve materially-spiritually to Godhood.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The freeing of the will

We do not separate the soul and spirit from the body, we create no dualism here.

We want to make our bodies and drives work in harmony with the Will to Godhood, or Spirit-Will. We want to fulfill our desires not get rid of them, we want to free our desires by understanding them, by understanding the direction of desires, we do not separate these things.

What stops us from fulfilling our spiritual Will to Godhood is what we need to cancel out. We want to identify with the activating Spirit-Will and the drives, not get rid of them.

This is not free will as we have heard of it, this is the freeing of the will from the ignorance and oppression that blocks it in a Great Spiritual Blockade.

Truth reflects or denotes an object and truth itself is not an object

Truth reflects or denotes an object and truth itself itself an object.
Absolute Truth then reflects or denotates an Absolute Object, which would be God (but Absolute Truth would be in the Mind of God and not an object in itself)

Now if I exchange the word “existence” for object and exchange the word “essence” for truth then I can say that “existence proceeds essence” (which I think existentialist Sartre said but may not have meant this way)

I would go further when I say that the “Spirit-Will” (Will to Godhood) is still an “object” and not an essence, because it is material/supermaterial, although it can be thought of also as the activating essence of the object body.

Finally I would say that one discovers truth by becoming truth (through evolution), literally becoming truth as an object, and not merely “knowing” the truth. It is not that we are “in the Light” when we “see” the truth, we are the object itself of light. This way we cannot merely know the truth, we have to become the truth through evolution.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On Absolute Consciousness

God can be seen to be the only One who sees objects for what they actually are because God's Mind is big enough to see all; this is the true definition of Absolute Consciousness. We cannot have God's consciousness until we evolve to Godhood, and until we have a mind like God's Mind. This means that the God seen in high meditation, which is called “absolute consciousness,” is not Absolute Consciousness, it is consciousness mainly of the Spirit or Will-to-Godhood within all life in the Kosmos, which is certainly no small consciousness, but it is not God Consciousness.

Consciousness can be described as an object. This brings down to earth the ideas of transcendence beyond time and beyond the object of traditional involutionary religion and psychology. We simply have not yet seen the deepest material-spiritual dimension of consciousness, just as we have not seen the material-spiritual dimensions of the Spirit-Within, and more importantly, we have not seen the material-spiritual dimensions of God, who is the Supreme Object. We can transcend the ego and affirm our oneness with all life, but this is not Godhood or Absolute Consciousness.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Comparing Occult Cosmogonies

We do not use the terms of the Ten Sefiroth of the Kabbalah or the Hindu Chart of Correspondences, we more or less synthesize them into the Involutionary Inward Path of the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC). We do not promote antagonism between them, we see here a basis for ecumenism and not a basis for imperialism, one over the other. Both the Kabbalah and Hindu Correspondences lack the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood of ECC. Both probably derive from Hyperborean (Cro Magnon?) sources. Studies suggest an ancient Hyperborean migration from the North founding Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt as well as points West and East.

ECC does find Two Aspects of God but not as the Sefiroth does (eg. Isaac Luria and Moses Cordovera). We don't define the external as negative and the internal as positive any more than we define the Soul representing the Body-Mind as positive, or the Spirit representing the Will to Godhood as negative. We see the “Ayn Sof” of the Sefiroth, the Infinite Himself, (which Hegel called “pure being in only the purist abstraction,” or “non-existent”) as not above the other Sefiroth symbols, as Luria does—we see this entity as not God but only a mirror or denotation of God the Supreme Object.

We cannot affirm this statement from the Zohar: “ Come and see that thought is the principle of all that is...” This places thought before object, the cart before the horse. Thought denotates the object, even Absolute Thought is the mirror denotation of of the Absolute Object, which is the Supreme Object of Godhood Attained. Knowledge of the Creator is not distinct from the created. Absolute Knowledge is defined as the Mind of God within the Object God. Gnosticism cannot legitimately rise here. Perhaps the problem comes from the need to keep God alive even as death seems to be part of the cycle of normal life.

Qualifications are said not to be possible of the “infinite himself,” but how can we therefore go on to define God's qualifications? In ECC intuition, faith, spiritual and material “reason” find that Godhood is defined or attained when the Two Paths (Inward and Outward Paths) attain their highest evolution and become One.

The Spirit contains the Seed of God and the Spirit knows its goal, which is Evolution to Godhood. The Spirit is not God, the Spirit requires Godhood to be completed, just as a child needs adulthood to be completed. Evolution works within this dynamic.

Spirit-Will and Soul-Body need not be known as negative and positive or male and female, the body is not negative as it is the vehicle by which the Spirit evolves to Godhood to complete Itself. The Tree of Life in ECC therefore is hierarchical and not really two parallel paths. Our Two Paths, the Inward and Outward, work in harmony with one another and with the evolutionary forces leading us to Godhood.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Let's not make a God of geometry

“The only science which was ever developed more or less at once and in perfect order is the one that is wholly contained within imagination- geometry.”

From Just Thomism

Comment on the above: But let's not make a God of geometry. It is not the geometry but the actual object defined (hopefully) by geometry that comes first.

Bringing back the Divine Object God

What is most divine is first the Divine Object God and second the Mind of God or the Truth. First there is nature and second the truth according to nature. Intellect understanding the material-spiritual universe is part of the material-spiritual universe. The law of God is known in the Mind of God but this law alone is not God. There is a personal connection with God via the Spirit-Within and the Soul in material life, and this Spirit is part of nature—although it is materia-spiritus. The Truth is great but is not the whole of God. We need to bring back the real Object God, the literal, great, wise, beautiful, Divine Object God. It is this Godhood we evolve to in nature.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

On the virtues

Virtue resides in the Spirit, and the Spirit is also the Will to Godhood which activates life to Godhood. The highest virtues are related to the force that leads to Godhood. This defines virtue in the older sense of “a power to accomplish the task.” St. Paul added the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.

There are the virtues of nurture (Saints), and the virtues of nature (Heroes).

To truly revive a people the Involutionary Virtues alone will not suffice, it would be like building a structure without a foundation. We must also affirm the Evolutionary Virtues which relate to the biological origins of much of social behavior.

The Involutionary Inward Path Virtues: (eg. Catholicism) Faith, hope and charity (Christian), Prudence, justice, courage, temperance (Greek).
The Evolutionary Outward Path Virtues ( Beyondism): Evolution: higher intelligence, higher consciousness, higher beauty,

The goal of the Involutionary Virtues is to understand and see God, the goal of the Evolutionary Ethics is to evolve to God.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Knowledge, faith, and personal contact with the Soul and Spirit

In the Involutionary Inward Path contacting the Soul and Spirit Within can bring a more personal, less abstract relationship with God. The Evolutionary Christian Church emphasizes the communal nature of faith since no one evolves by themselves, even as we acknowledge a personal connection with the Spirit. Our ecumenism is based on the awareness that the Spirit exists in all people, all races, each seeking to evolve to Godhood. Here the theological virtues of faith, hope and love help, along with applying the Evolutionary Outward Path.

At this time evolution is a progression without exact maps, which is why faith can help, however, a closer and deeper study of nature and human nature grounds our faith in science and reason. We do need “faith” in the assurance that we are evolving to Godhood, and the conviction of Godhood not yet seen, but this conviction is enhanced by scientifically examining the patterns of evolution, for example, evolution has moved from the simple to the complex and toward higher and higher consciousness.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Love and power

"Where love reigns, there is no desire for power, and where power predominates, there is lack of love. One is the shadow of another."
(Carl Gustav Jung)

Comment: Both love and power are connected to the Will to Godhood, or the Spirit-Within. The duality in the above quote confuses the issue. Love leads to power in the sense that evolutionary reproduction leads to Godhood, the highest power, highest truth, highest beauty.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Selfish Enlightenment

The Soul-Within Experiencing The Spirit

I must say, directly, how selfish, hedonistic and narcissistic is the Inward Path when it is pursued alone without the Outward Path. The goal of the Inward Traditions is to experience the Divine Within, which is precisely where the narcissism exists. This is not God, this is the Soul-Within experiencing the Spirit.

The words used to describe this enlightenment, such as “lasting happiness,” the “timeless now,” etc. describe a human experience of bliss, but it all stops there, like a heroin injection completed. Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly, who has experienced both psychedelic and meditation states of enlightenment, says “the states were identical, but one is biochemically induced and the other is discipline induced through holding the mind still.” (EnlightenNext Sept/Nov 2009)

Union with the Soul within seeing the Spirit is simply not God, and it is a great spiritual and mystic error to claim it is, which has led to the Great Spiritual Blockade against evolving to Godhood. We cannot stop at the bliss of this kind of enlightenment, it is a great spiritual trap. God can be reached only by evolving beyond the human species and beyond the experience of the union of the Soul and Spirit, we must evolve materially and biospiritually all the way to Godhood.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The New Religious Synthesis of the Theoevolutionary Church

We have seen that the old religious stories that tried to integrate science into religion—most recently with “evolutionary spirituality”-- virtually did not synthesize sociobiology or natural evolution and left an immense gap. Political correctness no doubt had to do with this immense gap, since the findings of sociobiology affirmed traits about human nature that modern liberalism found politically incorrect. Evolutionary spirituality could claim political correctness by limiting evolution to the development of human consciousness without having to enter into the “dangerous” category of biological evolution beyond the human.

The Theoevolutionary Church opens up religion to real, biological evolution, and real, advanced consciousness, beyond the human to the superman, and beyond to Godhood. This is the religious story that can fully engage science, real science, and fully engage evolution, real evolution, without hiding from evolution. We evolve biologically and then biospiritually to Godhood, and consciousness evolves as biology evolves. The limited view of Godhood promulgated by evolutionary spirituality has created a Great Spiritual Blockade against the real world, and a block against evolving to the Real Supreme Object God.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

God Unseperated

Only God, the Real, knows the Real, and only God, the Truth, knows the Truth. This knowledge exists in the Mind of God, and defines God, but Truth alone is not God. God is a Supreme Body containing the Truth.

Some Traditions have separated God into Truth (the Father), the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Some have defined the Truth of the Father as free of the Body and as the Highest God. But God's Mind is not the whole of God any more than man's mind is the whole of man.

When it is seen that material evolution is not evil, and indeed, that evolution leads to Godhood, then the Great Spiritual Blockade of the body and of material evolution can be unblocked.

Truth and the Real need to take their place in the unseparated Mind of the Supreme Object God. And the way to reach God, Truth and the Real is through evolution. The Virtues of the evolutionary Christian Church can help lead the way.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deglobalization

“...trends are fast outpacing both ideologues and critics of neoliberal globalization, and developments thought impossible a few years ago are gaining steam. "The integration of the world economy is in retreat on almost every front," writes the Economist. While the magazine says that corporations continue to believe in the efficiency of global supply chains, "like any chain, these are only as strong as their weakest link. A danger point will come if firms decide that this way of organizing production has had its day..." from "The Virtues of Deglobalization" by Walden Bello (Essay here)

Religion, The Supremely Evolved Animal, And Nietzsche

Nietzsche developed the animality of the human being in philosophy (see this book). But in replacing God, Nietzsche advanced things only as far as the Superman. This was not far enough.

Theological materialism takes Nietzsche's biological base leading to his superman, and expands this to Godhood, thereby exhuming religion after Nietzsche tried to kill it. In defining God as the Supremely Evolved Object, or dare we say, the Supreme Evolved Animal whom we evolve to become, we bring God back. This means the animal, instincts, indeed, material life, are no longer evil, especially when material life evolves to the Highest Being: Godhood.

We see Nietzsche's “will to power” as a new but still partial understanding of the Spirit-Will-To Godhood, which we deepen and broaden, so in this sense Nietzsche, inadvertently, brought us a deeper definition of the Spirit, which needs to be included in Traditional Religion, which we do.

When Traditional Religion is seen as the Involutionary Inward Path and combined with the Evolutionary Outward Path, then there was no need to radically extirpate Traditional Religion as Nietzsche tried to do. Religion discovered the Soul within, and at least partially discovered the Spirit-Will, and this was the older beginning knowledge of God, which we can honor in Revitalized Conservatism, as long we include the vital, sacred, Evolutionary Upward Path of Ordered Evolution material to Godhood.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The error of ignoring either material nature or metaphysics

The Evolutionary Church (ECC) seeks to bring material nature into metaphysical knowledge as something sacred and not profane. This is a transmutation of “Traditionalism” which separates metaphysical knowledge from “profane” nature. This path is made possible because we evolve in nature to Godhood.

Bringing nature into metaphysics allows the inclusion of modern knowledge, which has been more or less rejected by Traditionalism. When Traditional metaphysics ignores as profane anything related to nature it is doing the same thing in reverse that modern knowledge does in ignoring anything to do with metaphysics. Both close their minds to the other.

The Tantric notion, pointed out by Evola, which says that one cannot adore a god without “becoming” a god is, in the East, meant as an Involutionary Path only, to show that “action” is needed to reach the God Within and not to reach merely theoretical contemplation, but this is not to be seen as natural, evolutionary, material, outward action.

ECC transmutes this “becoming a god” to the Evolutionary Outward Path of material evolution to Godhood, thus we give to Nature, sacred, metaphysical knowledge.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spirit Is Not An Evolian Tiger




Response to Tantra

The “union” of Soul (Shiva in Tantra) and Spirit (Shakti in Tantra) is one of the things that we are after. In a sense, the Soul is passive, the Spirit is active. The Spirit wants to activate the Soul (the Soul is the Zenith of the Body) to evolve to Godhood.

The Body must work within nature, within the evolution of nature, within the natural selection of nature. The Soul, therefore, rides the Spirit, but the Spirit is not like a Dionysian or Evolian tiger. It is the Will To Godhood; it has a goal.

The Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) seeks to awaken the Spirit or the Will To Godhood within the human organism. This is not Kundalini Yoga, with its involutionary goal of awakening the “serpent power” within. Our goal is the goal of the Evolutionary Outward Path, to evolve to Godhood, guided by the Spirit, or the Will to Godhood.

Reproduction, not merely sex, is available as the path for us. Unlike the Tantra, we see more than “breathing and sex” as avenues of action. We seek more than contacting the Spirit Within to enlighten the individual. Individual enlightenment can be a selfish thing without seeing the goal of the Spirit, which is to evolve to Godhood. Ours is more than the involutionary goal of personal enlightenment, ours is the evolutionary goal of Godhood.

God does represent the unchanging dimension, but the Spirit is the energy and activating power behind phenomena.The Spirit issues from Primal Matter and then becomes the Kosmos of changing dimensions of energy. We do not want to make a cult of the Spirit as Shakti seems to be in Tantra.  The Spirit seeks Godhood, not itself.

The “liberation of action” mentioned in Tantra and by Evola, in the Yoga of Power, is not political revolution but is evolution, material evolution, which ends in evolving to Godhood. Action has been called a very Western ethos and thus ECC has been described as a “Western Yoga.” But the action we seek relates to Ordered Evolution, not revolution, guided best by Revitalized Conservatism, which best relates to human nature.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Evil in the world?

We take a page from St. Thomas but adapt it to evolution.

Regarding the reality of evil in the world, St. Thomas claims that it pertains to infinite goodness to allow evil so as to draw good forth from it. How so? We say we draw good forth through evolution, on the evolutionary path to Godhood.

The Eventual Political Consensus of Human Nature: Favoring Decentralization

We have a strong feeling that the philosophy of Leave-us-Alone federalism will gradually become a consensus, not only in the United States, but in the world. Why? Because it harmonizes with human nature. It's that simple. Human nature has strongly tended to be kin-centered, local-centered, pair bonding, hierarchical and even xenophobic, to name a few of the conservative elements inherent in human nature.

Now who fights against this constituency of human nature? Those who gain selfish advantage from a centralizing national or international regime, those who are not just socialists, communists, or fascists, but modern liberals, the products of modern liberal “education,” whose religion is totalitarian egalitarianism, controlled by a powerful elite. Large business corporations also use the government to gain personal advantage and wealth. These selfish marginal groups require centralizing government action to prevail.

So what is government good for? Michael Greve points out that for public purposes we need government for protection from force, fraud, and aggression, and to procure the things that deal with the common pool, such as roads and even the environment. But, unlike the economic libertarians, we affirm economic nationalism because it protects localism against the force, fraud and aggression of large corporations.

I think human nature will eventually win out over egalitarian uniformity, leading to the tolerance of a variety of less than perfect (in liberal eyes) states and localities. Localism is good not merely because big government does not work as well as the private world, and not merely because Leave-Us-Alone federalism more or less mimics free enterprise, localism is good mainly because the separating powers of federalism affirm human nature.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Comparing Tantra

The Theoevolutionary Church (TC) represents a new spiritual or religious or philosophical trend. We are a synthesis of the main currents of Traditional Religion, and an evolutionary extension or development or those currents. We do not reject ancient religion but we deny ritualism for ritualism's sake, as well as the narrow focus on the God Within, at the expense of the God Without.

Much as the Tantra did with Hinduism in the 5th century A.D., we will deny the exclusive concentration on the asceticism of tradition and affirm the path of evolutionary “action”; but we immediately caution an Ordered Evolution requiring a Revitalized Conservatism, and not revolution. We do not define "power" as "irrational" and Dionysian, we define power in the form of the Spirit as the Will to Godhood, with a Supreme Goal.

Unlike the Tantra, we are not only about the worship of the Inward Path, we do not concentrate merely on awakening the forces within the body. The Spirit Within seeks to activate the body to Godhood in the material world with the Evolutionary Outward Path. Tantra claims outward action, but, in fact, it does so to establish inward goals.

Ours is not the path of the Left Hand of active Tantrism, but the way of Twofold Path, the Inward and Outward Paths. I suppose we could adapt Tantric symbols to call the Path of Shakti the Path of the Spirit, and not call this the Left Hand Path, but call it the Right Hand Path. And we could conversely call the Left Hand Path the path of the Soul-Body of the Inward Path. But we may not want to confuse things with this adaptation.

In ECC the Spirit Within is the “Primordial Principle” which Shakti came to be known as, virtually losing her archaic maternal features. Shakti, according to Julius Evola, means “to be able to,” to “have the strength to act,” which essentially means “power”. We would translate this as the Will To Godhood, which defines the Spirit Within.

Contrary to Tantra and all the Involutionary Religions, which claim some sort of union between being (Shiva) and Shakti (power) in man only as the central goal, the Spirit (power or energy) does not unite with Being until Godhood is evolved to.

The union of Shiva and Shakti is, once again, an involutionary goal, as is the goal of traditional religions, whereas the goal of TC has both an involutionary and evolutionary goal, outside and beyond man, to evolve to Godhood.

Tantra is not really “black magic” outside of traditional circles, it is very much an involutionary discipline, like the others, but with perhaps less prudish methods.

(We will have more on this later)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A New Trade Agenda

..."Under the free trade system underdeveloped nations are encouraged to push down domestic wages for the sake of attracting foreign investment. Under a fair trade system only nations that encouraged higher wages would attract investment. Nations would be prompted to use the billions of dollars in foreign currency that they have collected in the past three decades to build up infrastructure and education systems which would make their workers competitive with the developed world, rather than using squalor and backwardness to their advantage while giving workers virtually nothing in return."

Essay here from "Economy In Crisis"

Contra the one-worlder “evolutionary spiritualists”

There is a popular bias in the “evolutionary spirituality” movement suggesting that because human life has been moving from small family units to empire, this should be defined as “evolutionary” and a good thing.

This plays into the one-world government movement, which has been attractive to fascists and communists, although the evolutionary spiritualists present a softer left-leaning face. But more to the point, there is sociobiological evidence that human evolution can stop or go backward when this kind of convergence takes place. And Realists have for some time shown that the world becomes more dangerous with concentrated power, and that a balance of powers in fact leads to a more peaceful world.

Evolution thrives on divergence more than convergence. It would be far more evolutionary, and historically realistic, to promote a world of thousands of independent states, perhaps respected as a federation of evolving small states, with independent evolving populations. Variety is essential if evolution, and life itself, is to continue.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Theoevolutionary Church (TC), and Jungian Psychology

By Kenneth Lloyd Anderson

Part One

Individuation and Sacred Affirmation

The question is, how does Carl Jung define the instincts and the unconscious with which he wishes to balance the conscious mind?

Jung did not have the science of sociobiology (although he did have Darwin) to work with, which has related consciousness to instincts of survival and reproduction. That is, the conscious and the unconscious, as well as human behavior in general have been largely, although not solely, controlled by mostly unconscious instincts to be successful in survival and reproduction. Perhaps these instincts are not as atrophied as Jung considered them to be.

Let me begin by saying that The Theoevolutionary Church (TC), maintains that the central activation of the mostly unconscious instincts resides in the Spirit Within, which seeks to activate life to Godhood in evolution. It is this drive which the conscious mind needs to integrate and balance and apply to civilization. Enlightened consciousness is based in this realization of the Ideal of the Instincts, and in turn this gives unconscious instincts a sacred religious base, a base missing in both Traditional religion and psychoanalysis, which deny, block, or psychologize this ideal.

It is the Self in Jung that replaces God, even though Jung does seem to make nods in the direction of a transcendent Self. For Jung, the Self essentially remains in the human unconscious where supposedly psychoanalysis can root it out and bring it to consciousness by studying dreams, symbols, and so on.

This is a mostly worthy endeavor, but eventually the base of the activation of the unconscious needs to be understood to be the Will to Godhood of the Spirit, which helps activate both nature and nurture to evolve materially and spiritually to Godhood. This becomes far more than the balance sought of “individuation,” this becomes a Sacred Affirmation of the Ideal of the Instincts.


The Four Zeniths

In TC we say that the zenith of the body is the mind, the zenith of the mind is the soul, or self, the zenith of the soul is the spirit, and the zenith of the spirit is Godhood. Affirming the four zeniths brings psychobiological health, indeed, the need for spiritual meaning is in this way instinctive or innate.


Civilizing the Beast

The unconscious must not be reduced to being a barbarian. The instincts are not evil. Survival and reproduction are not evil, and the dynamics of evolution are not evil.

When the unconscious is understood as being activated by the Will to Godhood, or the Spirit, then the unconscious can be a source of revelation. But if the unconscious is reduced to Soul-Mind alone, the Self of Jung, then it is doubtful that this can be considered a source of the deepest revelation because this self is still human, all too human.

Too often the unconscious has been thought to be “pathological” because it can “bursts out” after being ignored and repressed. But we should not be too quick to define the actions of evolution as pathological.

The dark side (the unconscious) and the light side (consciousness) are not thought of as opposing one another in TC. The light side of Traditional Religion is represented by the Evolutionary Outward Path and the dark side, more or less represented by the Involutionary Inward Path. But this is a less than desired way of defining these things, because it is based in ancient antagonisms, gnostic antagonisms, between spirit and matter, with matter always being reduced to the dark side, even essentially defined as the “shadow” by Jung.

We use the term Civilizing the Beast in TC to mean bringing in from the cold the “beast” of material life, ending the exile of the beast caused by the Great Spiritual Blockade of material evolution to Godhood. This is one of our main responses to both revealed religion and psychoanalysis.

In Jung “good” and “evil” are relative to consciousness and not fixed or absolute, because good and evil are only within our consciousness. In psychoanalysis the unconscious can introduce a view that can unsettle religion and society. For example, if religion calls “good” a life devoid of sexuality, then the unconscious objects to this repression. But since we often cannot face the “evil” within ourselves, we “project” the evil onto something or someone else. Jung even defines war this way, as a consequence of people not able to face their own shadow side, and so they make the other side evil. The more repression of the shadow, the bigger potential explosion, such as war. I will have more on the subject of war later in this essay.

Jung preferred to channel the twin forces of good and evil into a cultural form, with a less one-sided view of religion, and with a more gnostic view that could encompass the dark as well as the light, a system that could encompass opposites. For example, Jung said, “Christianity split the Germanic Barbarian into an upper and lower half, and enabled him, by repressing the dark side to domesticate the brighter half and fit it for civilization. But the lower, darker half still awaits redemption and a second spell of domestication.”

This is precisely what TC offers. In TC the Inward and Outward Path harmonize material and spiritual evolution. The “evil” of material evolution is seen as not evil, but as the path to attain Godhood---the God first seen in the “good” Inward Path of Revealed Religion. When we speak of the Great Spiritual Blockade, we think we are more realistically addressing the problem Jung saw of blocking unconscious or instinctive forces. When we speak of The Ideal of the Instincts, this is the real inclusion required to end the repression of human nature and end our exile from nature and evolution.

When W. B. Yeats speaks in his poem “The Second Coming,” of the beast being born in Bethlehem and recognized as a co-equal, this is that same need to incorporate the dark side. We think TC can act as the “civilizing force” for the whole man, engaging both the instincts and consciousness in recognizing the true repression of the instincts. The instincts seek Godhood and consciousness needs to know this and help guide evolution in this great and sacred task.

We have been describing here some of the same goals that Jung had, but we have, if I dare say, a deeper project. We are not made whole---and mankind will not be made whole---merely by absorbing or harmonizing the human unconscious into human consciousness.

The Spirit Within the unconscious seeks to activate the instincts to evolve life to Godhood, and the unconscious, and even the Spirit, will not be made whole until Godhood is attained. God exists beyond the human unconscious, yet God is first seen in the human unconscious through the Soul, the zenith of the mind, or more rarely seen through the Spirit.

To be made whole, we require the true God of the Evolutionary Outward Path, the God first seen in the Involutionary Inward Path of Revealed Religions, and the God defined much later in the unconscious by Carl Jung.


The Shadow Behind the Shadow

Civilization is out of balance with itself, as Jung discerned. But it will not be balanced alone by incorporating the unconscious into consciousness. Deeper than the unconscious is the Will to Godhood of the Spirit, which activates both the unconscious and the conscious mind. This is the shadow behind the shadow. We will always be out of balance until we attain Godhood in evolution.

“Accepting our fate” means accepting the Ideal of the Instincts, which is our destiny of Godhood. This defines a positive theology.


On War

It is a very serious mistake to think that “projection,” or transferring unacceptable “evil” from one's own unconscious onto an enemy, alone leads to war and violence, and that the “cure” is to synthesize the evil shadow of ourselves into our own conscious minds. Evolution is competitive, and alas, competition can be deadly, but this will not cease by incorporating the unconscious.

Understanding evolution and the Will to Godhood behind life can lead to finding acceptable cultural structures which allow evolution and competition to take place. For example, various forms of federalism which promote variety, localism and independent states, might be such an evolutionary cultural structure.

Jungianism may relieve the human psyche by opening wider the unconscious, more so than an exclusively involutionary religion, but the Theoevolutionary Church includes the evolutionary drive, which drives the psyche itself.

Jung may be right in saying that Involutionary Christianity did not enough engage the darker side, but Jungianism did not engage evolution nearly enough. Jung may offer more than the “pleasing patina” which Jung defined as Christianity, but Jungianism is itself a veneer of the unconscious over the evolutionary dynamic.

Jung was pessimistic about psychic health originating from governments, or even from religions. He thought psychic health had to happen with individuals first. This seems true also of the traditional teaching of virtue to individuals first in religion, but this pessimism seems also to stem from virtually ignoring the powerful universal force of evolution, where individuals help groups survive, and group selection is a central dynamic in human life, however blocked and unconscious culturally it may be today. Sociobiology has shown that individualism, as well as Jung's ideal of “individuation,” need to be related to group dynamics and evolution if they are not to be thought of as selfish.


On Gender

We have to realize that the force and direction of the Spirit is greater than ourselves. We can perhaps agree with Jung's calling the soul the logos of animas, and calling the spirit the animus of eros, but we don't see these as gender specific. Both genders possess them.

In the Theoevolutionary Church , the Soul, or animas, defines the mind (logos), or more precisely, the Zenith of the Mind, and the Spirit is defined as the Zenith of the Soul, or the Will to Godhood, working through survival and reproduction (eros) and evolution, which applies to both genders.

When the Spirit is seen as more than eros, more than connectedness and love, and when the Spirit is seen as the Will to Godhood, then talk of gender seems to fade, as both genders seek the same Godhood.

Men may be inclined psychobiologically more to logos, and women more to eros, but it is the genders working together in a complementary fashion, toward integrating the Spirit into the Soul and the Will to Godhood into the Mind, which is the central psychological and biological integration needed for both genders. We would have to disagree with Jung in his suggestion that only men have animas (Souls) and only women animus (or Spirit). Both genders have soul and spirit.

Was Jung himself blocked a bit by limiting spirituality to the unconscious human mind, which might have led to his concentration on gender differences? When the Spirit is seen as the Will to Godhood in evolution, then gender, though important, is less centered upon in religion.

Sociobiology has validated many of Jung's gender differences, which had, until recently, suffered from deconstruction as being merely social constructions. The truth remains a balance between the forces of mind, body, gender, evolution and culture.


Evolutionary Therapy

The Priest's role in the Theoevolutionary Church (TC), is to understand the intentionality of the Spirit, which the person is often unable to clearly comprehend, whereas in Jungian psychology, the therapist's role is to represent the intentions of the psyche and to see or understand the “Self”. The Priest needs to take the side of the Spirit, whereas the psychoanalyst takes the side of the Unconscious.

In “Evolutionary Therapy,” the Priest would need to mediate a deal or balance between the Spirit and the soul which the parishioner can live with. “Befriending” the spirit may be a task which could involve political incorrect insights. Egotistical human life and modern values may seem limited in the face of the long evolution of the spirit to Godhood, beyond man, beyond superman, beyond angels and gods, all the way to Godhood.

When the spirit is blocked, It turns away from its central path. The Priests “art” in TC is to help “release” the spirit into the energy of the person and society, making the energy of the spirit available for the individual and for society---like the martial arts, we can learn to use or turn the powerful force of the spirit away from hurting ourselves into helping ourselves, and helping our societies evolve.

Meanwhile the soul, which is the Zenith of the Mind and the ego, must maintain its task to intelligently help guide or “ride the tiger” of the spirit, even as the Soul needs to stop blocking the spirit. This is the desired balance. We need to befriend, not only the unconscious, but the spirit which activates the unconscious, and we need to correctly define the spirit and its direction.

We are not merely looking for the opposite of the ego, the contrary elements of our psyche, because androgynous balance is not the goal. The great goal of the Spirit is the goal, which lies beyond us, beyond the human unconscious, at the Zenith of Evolution to Godhood. Whatever parts of our psyche seem opposed to the direction of the spirit need to be synthesized and balanced.



Part Two



A Biospiritual Form of Transcendence

Jung's “transcendent function” goes at least as deep as the “Self” within the human psyche. Some argue that Jung was also defining something beyond the human being and beyond the human psyche, but this does not seem likely. David Tacey ("How To Read Jung") believes Jung does not wish to imply that this is a metaphysical process, or is a spiritual transcendence. Jung sees this as a “natural biological process.” The creation of the third or “tertium” in Jung seems like a biological process.

In TC, Godhood is a biological form of transcendence which we often call biospiritual transcendence, to indicate the highest levels of evolution, which are, in this sense, spiritual or biospiritual.


Inflation of the Human

Using Jung's concept of “inflation” somewhat differently, there can be an inflation of the human, yet alone inflation of the ego, which seems to take place in Jungian therapy when elements of the unconscious are seen as only human forces. The Spirit Within activates us to evolve far beyond the human, far beyond the human unconscious, far beyond the incorporation of the human unconscious into consciousness.

Jung said, “A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.” ("Psychotherapists or the Clergy") This is well said, but, we would use the word spirit rather than the word soul, which takes things out of the realm of the human psyche, the seed of the soul, and its potential inflation, and takes us into the realm of evolution, ultimately to Godhood.

The cause of suffering will probably not be cured by psychoanalysis because the human psyche and the human self is seeking something beyond itself, it is seeking to evolve to Godhood. There will, of course, be the suffering related to survival and reproduction in evolution, until Godhood is reached.

Knowing the goal of the spirit will certainly give meaning to a confused neurotic. Jung seems right in giving the patient their own psychic story, or myth (what Jung called a healthy fiction), especially since they seem to need it most in the second half of their lives. Jung thought no one could be healed without gaining a religious outlook. But Jung's medicine stopped at the human psyche, this is not a cosmic enough myth, which can inflate the human being.

Material causation goes much deeper than science now knows. We may one day understand the spirit and Godhood in physical or chemical terms, but for now we do not.

The mind is virtually reducible to the brain, which is where the soul lies, at the Zenith of the Mind. It is the spirit which lies at the Zenith of the Soul, and has transcendent properties, which go beyond the imminent or involutionary brain and soul. Yet even the spirit is inevitably bonded to the body and to matter, since the body is the vehicle of the spirit's evolution, and the only way the spirit will reach Godhood is through the evolution of the body activated by the spirit.

Establishment psychology seems to be a science, a “logos” without a soul or psyche, as Jung believed, but psychoanalysis seems to be a soul without a spirit.

Yet the logos is God to the Gnostics, which makes them, paradoxically, the progenitors of science. The Word, the Great Equation, is God to the Gnostics, which derived from Plato, Zoroastrianism, and the East.

Jung believed that the spiritual was real and natural (a deeper dimension of the real) yet he did not believe the logos was enough. Jung's spirituality was not discernible, necessarily, by reason or logic, yet it was real. This is confusing. How is the spiritual real, yet not discernible by logos? The answer is that what is defined as spiritual in Jung is really the logos, as it is defined in all the involutionary religions. It is an introverted, involutionary soul defined, an idea defined, and not really a biological process. Jung did affirm Gnosticism after all.


Spiritual Logos

In TC science becomes spiritual and the spiritual becomes science. The logos, then, moves into the camp of the spiritual since definition and equations and words can be defined as spiritual and of the mind only. In TC the Object not the definition of the object is all.

The spiritual joins the material in that the material evolves to Godhood and Godhood is the Zenith of biospiritual evolution. The spiritual is therefore real and the logos is unreal in TC, which transposes the traditional structure.

Symbols and archetypes are thus of the logos and not of the spirit, since they are symbols for a thing and not a thing in themselves. Jung seems confused in denying the logos and affirming the soul in analysis, since his soul is logos.

TC affirms the Supreme Object Godhood and not merely the logos or definition of God. And furthermore the Supreme Logos exists only in the mind of God, much like reason exists in the mind of man.

Our transvaluation or transposition says that science or logos defines the world and is therefore spiritual, and religion or the spiritual becomes the world and is therefore material.

When Jung seeks the spiritual in man, he is really moving away from the spiritual, and moving toward the logos of definition and symbol, thereby denying the spiritual as he seeks the logos.

The spirit is grounded in the material because it exists within the material, activating the material to evolve to Godhood. When we try to separate the material from the spiritual we create a false duality and concentrate instead on the logos of definition. This has set up the Great Spiritual Blockade.


We need to move back to the Object, and not the symbol of the Object.

Even the logos of definition is grounded in the mind within the body, as the spirit is grounded in the body of the soul. The mind or soul doesn't exist without the body, and the spirit cannot evolve without the body. This is not the Gnostic “entrapment” of the mind or spirit, this is material reality, the reality of the Object. There is no duality in this sense, which means the Jungians, Gnostics and their forefathers in Platonism, Zoroastrianism, Brahmanism, were more or less mistaken in seeing dualities. Martin Heidegger seems to have seen duality something like this.

In therapy Jung was worried about the ego appropriating things coming in from the unconscious and therefore Jung called for “expansion without inflation” of the ego. We see the best way to avoid the inflation of the ego is to avoid the inflation of the unconscious as well. The spirit is not complete in the human unconscious and seeks Godhood. What better way to avoid inflation of any kind, then to understand that we need to evolve far beyond the human species.


Spiritual Neurosis

A “psychoneurosis,” according to Jung, must ultimately be understood as “the suffering of the soul which has not discovered its meaning.” But it is the suffering not of the soul but the “suffering” of the spirit which we are concerned with. The spirit seeks to evolve beyond the unconscious, beyond the soul, beyond the psyche, all the way to Godhood. The spirit needs to direct unconscious material life to evolve this way. The Soul-Mind needs to discover its meaning in the evolution of the spirit. This defines the spiritual neurosis. Therefore, wholeness is more than “psychospiritual” wholeness.

We agree with Jung when Jung says that the spiritual is eminently “natural,” that it is not supernatural and that the spiritual is a deeper dimension of the real. But the deeper dimension of the natural and the real is Godhood, the Supreme Real Object which we must materially evolve to in the cosmos. Jung does not project the “real” to this destination.


Original Sin

We can somewhat agree with Jung's definition of original sin as alienation from the base of our nature, but we have severed more than our connections with the human unconscious. We have severed our connections with the evolving spirit, and this is the true “original sin”.

We need more than a “psychological enlightenment,” and this enlightenment is not beyond the categories of good and evil, as Jung implies. There is, in fact, an ethical code related to recovery of our alienation as defined by evolution. The basic code can tell us the “pattern” that takes evolution forward toward higher and higher consciousness, from the simple to the complex, and so on. It is the very difficult Beyondist task in the Order of the Outward Path to discern the evolutionary direction of the Spirit Within material life.

The new religioscience of the late Raymond Cattell's Beyondism sought to understand evolution and sociobiology so that human beings may evolve naturally out into the cosmos. We would continue this task, but unlike Cattell, we do continue to affirm and embrace the moral codes of “Traditional Religion” through the Involutionary Inward Path, which among other things, keeps the conservative order that is so important to continued evolution. Ordered Evolution is the balance we seek in our Revitalized Conservatism.


On “Remembering the Soul”

“Remembering the Soul” in Jung's Platonic reference makes one happy or “eudaimonic,” full of happiness, but therein lies the danger of what we have defined as The Great Spiritual Blockade. We stop and swim in eudaimonic bliss and forget or overlook the evolutionary direction of the Spirit and the Body. This has been the great error of Traditionalism.

Both Plato and Jung believed that this “remembering” was a central activity of the human soul. But we have called this a Great Spiritual Blockade which needs to be unblocked. It is not only the ego that opposes this remembering, it is the eudaimonic remembering itself that is the opponent of wholeness.

The ego may be a “good servant but lousy master” (Tacey) but the unconscious can also be a diminished master since the unconscious itself must learn to take direction from the Spirit or the Will to Godhood.

Ritual in TC, as in other religions, helps us get back in touch with the Will to Godhood, the flow of the Spirit, which is the central function of the ritual. Tacey points out that the word ritual comes from the Latin ritus, relating to flow and river.

Symbolic life according to Jung is initiated by spiritual life. The symbols point toward higher reality. Later in this essay we will define the ritual of the Mass of Joy.


The Alchemy of Evolution

The “holy marriage,” “the conjunctio,” the “chymical wedding” of alchemy is seen in ECC as the alchemy of evolution, leading to Godhood. Sacred Unions must be discovered in the alchemy of evolution to Godhood.

Sexuality not only symbolizes the search for the missing “other half,” it actually provides the Real conjunction of reproduction necessary to evolve to Godhood in the material world. Romance seeks the other half, the missing piece, which is why romance has often been a symbol for seeking Godhood.

The Spirit is “sick” when it does not feel connected to the Universal Spirit of the Cosmos, the “tree of life” in Hyperborean terms. The ego is often resistant to or ignorant of this connection.

The Spirit seeks more than to unite with the universal Spirit Within, the Spirit seeks to activate material life to evolve all the way to Godhood. Let us not stop the Spirit too soon, short of its goal.

It is the dams and walls set up against the Spirit, in the Great Spiritual Blockade, that we are concerned with, more so even than the walls blocking the conscious mind from the unconscious, which was the primary concern of Jung.

Nature is goal-directed toward evolution, and the unconscious is only a servant of this great goal, as the ego is the servant of the unconscious, or perhaps should be.


Biospiritual Health

It is our biospiritual health that we are concerned with, not merely our psychological health. We need to be in contact with more than unconscious human archetypes, we need to seek Godhood beyond the archetypes of the human species. Jung was concerned that religion damned up the unconscious, but we are concerned that the unconscious has damned up the Spirit, the Will to Godhood.

It is not only “psychic hygiene” we are concerned with but biospiritual hygiene. There has been no religious cosmology or cosmogony to affirm the forces of evolution which so essentially drive us. Contacting and including the unconscious is simply not enough.



Part Three

New Age

According to Jung, as religion and religious symbols have collapsed, we have opened the Pandora's box of the unconscious. And this process has increased since the time of Jung. New Age and neopagan organizations proliferate as the old religious symbols have declined.

The New Age has affirmed a so-called “evolutionary spirituality” which nevertheless defines only the evolution of human consciousness, not the evolution of the human species to super species and beyond to the gods---although it makes little fearful nods toward actual biological evolution. Therefore, in our opinion the New Age will not suffice in the search for religious symbols, just as Jungian psychology seeking to make a truce with the unconscious, was not enough.

The Spirit, the Will to Godhood, does not go away because we do not think about it, or know it. It is an instinctive force at the base of life, and TC is now paying attention to this primal force.

Religion, not psychology, is the “therapeutic system” we require, but we need a religion of biospirituality, and not one that denies even the validity or importance of the material world, as traditional religions essentially tend to do.

If we ignore the sacred symbol of evolution, it will not go away, it will break out in ways that seem uncivilized to us. Imperial racism is one example of this. We seek to “Civilize The Beast” of evolution with the religion of The Theoevolutionary Church (TC),. (“Civilizing The Beast” is our blog title, from Nietzsche, or Yeats?)

We do not wish to kill the 'beast' of evolution, as modern conscious life has tried to do, and thereby putting up a dam that will burst out occasionally in brutality. Evolution needs to be an ecumenical activity, and all people, all races, all states must be allowed to biospiritually evolve in what we call an Ordered Evolution, helped along with Revitalized Conservatism. This view finds imperial or colonial racism unacceptable.

We would not want Jungian psychology to become a therapeutic system which frees us from the necessity of dealing with the Spirit Within or the Will to Godhood and human evolution, by directing all our psychic energies into the human unconscious alone. We could tragically end the path of evolution to God if we are unable to unblock the forces that block evolution. We could even end human life itself.


Homo evolutus

The order of evolution has been unbalanced. Nietzsche wrote in “The Genealogy of Morals”: “All instincts that do not discharge themselves outwardly, turn inward—this is what I call the internalization of man: thus it was that man first developed what was later called his 'soul'.” It has been suggested that here might be one of the sources of Jung's (and Freud's) psychological dynamic.

While this may be true of the Soul, which is the Zenith of the Mind, it ignores the Spirit, which activates both mind and body from within, as the vital force in life and evolution. The spirit is not merely the product of outward life internalized, even if the soul may be. Nietzsche's Will to Power is more essentially, or more precisely the Will to Godhood, the Spirit in TC. Nietzsche's Will and Jung's unconscious need to be finer tuned to the dynamic of evolution to Godhood.

Jung said at one point, “the gods have become diseases,” but what he could have said was, in Jungianism the gods have become the human unconscious. We have been insisting here that the gods are real objects, biospiritual, beyond the human species, and beyond the human unconscious, and they can be evolved to.


The Cultural Slumber

We wish to awaken the Spirit, the Will to Godhood, from It's long cultural slumber, and not merely awaken the human unconscious. We are speaking of the source and activation behind the human unconscious. We understand that these are powerful forces and it should certainly be emphasized that the Spirit does not belong to one people or one state alone.

Ours is an ecumenical approach. All people, all states, need to be allowed to evolve in variety, to the gods, and ultimately to Godhood. This is the central mission of the Evolutionary Christian Church.

We think that the scientific, philosophical, political, and psychological cultures can become religious cultures, as these fields synthesize in the future. Material evolution needs to be seen as religious with a material-spiritual-numinous end.

Spiritual forces were relocated in the human unconscious with Carl Jung. They need to be relocated again in the Will to Godhood of the spirit in evolution.

Prophecy and the religion dynamic have been moved from priests to philosopher, to psychologist, to the artist. Prophecy needs to be brought back to the priests, where it began. Yet the patterns seen, the intuitive beauty of the cosmic “system” does seem to require the eye and imagination of the artist.

Jung thought we could not go back to the old religion, at least he could not go back, even to the great rituals of the Catholic Mass. The symbolism no longer worked for him, it did not express what he needed psychologically, and he did not, or could not found a new religion. So, basically, he went back to dreams, to the original Shamanic guide for man, back to the great primitive darkness.

We cannot agree with this solution to the loss of the old religion and the loss of the symbolic life. Revitalization, not revolution is the solution. For example, orthodox Judaism and the Kabbalah learned a great deal from the older religion of the Zoroastrians during Jewish captivity in Babylon, and the Zoroastrians learned a great deal from their cousin in Vedism, and Vedism seems to have been founded in the Hyperborean religion of an Arctic Homeland before the “cataclysm”. We would point out to the revolutionary minded that these great religions were overlaid, one upon the other, with changes that were adjustments to the conditions and new knowledge of the time, that is, they were philosophical, political, psychological and biological adjustments to the times. The old ways were retained, but revitalized.

TC is seeking to revitalize religion by bringing the old symbols in line with the modern world, and with knowledge of evolution, finding revitalized symbols.

Can we retain the “ecstasy” of being outside the human ego in religious ritual, which Jung believed was missing from modern, non-religious life? Ritual can supply this, but it needs to be ritual that modern men can believe in.

The ego and the unconscious are “trapped” in the body in present time. We need to untrap this entrapment through the use of new ritual, by contacting the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, which lives at the Zenith of the Soul, as the Soul lives at the Zenith of the Mind, and the Mind contains the ego. It is the Spirit that seeks Godhood, not the Soul or human mind which activates us to Godhood.

Ritualization of this great goal in TC symbolically represents the actual, real, spiritual-material goal of evolving to Godhood at the Zenith of Evolution where supreme life is the reward.


The Mass of Joy

This is the liturgy of joy, The Mass of Joy of the Evolutionary Outward Path in The Theoevolutionary Church (TC), The Traditional Mass of the Involutionary Inward Path, the Mass of Tradition, the Mass of Sacrifice, is retained as it is in Traditional Catholicism and other religions, and as it is in the Orthodox tradition---the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass of Joy is added in The Theoevolutionary Church.

This symbolically revitalizes the old symbols, newly expressing the needs of the ego, the needs of the Soul, and the needs of the Spirit to attain Godhood. The Liturgy of the Mass of Joy in the Outward Path, like the sacrificial Mass of the Inward Path, must contain poetry, passion, nature, love, survival, reproduction, music, and ritual escape from the daily entrapment of the ego and the soul, and it must give expression to the goal of the Spirit.

But the Mass of Joy does not merely provide escape from the ego and the soul, it revitalizes the activation of life, and centers on the great goal of evolution, which is to attain Godhood. This can even give ancient reference to Dionysian joy, but it is an ordered joy, in ordered evolution, not the old shamanic, frenzied, berserker, revolutionary form of evolution, it is evolution guided by the morals and ethics of traditional religion, retaining the same virtues and vices as Traditional Catholicism and other religions, while at the same time re-invigorated the virtues with the great virtue of the Outward Path, which is Evolution.

Human beings do need to spend time in ritual. Jung spoke about the indigenous people of Australia spending more than half their time in ritual ceremony. Compare that to the non-religious life of modern men. No wonder people seek Dionysian sensation in modern,secular life. Their egos and souls desperately need the sacred, and they do not often know it. To Jung, this defines “neurotic,” and we would agree. “The vacuum” created by the loss of ritual life is being replaced by pathology, disease and degeneration." (Tacey).


“When There Is No Vision, the People Perish” (Proverbs 29:18)

The “World Spirit” the Spiritus Mundi, the dreaming world, which Jung called the “Collective Unconscious” is not the same as the Holy Spirit seen in the Theoevolutionary Church. The World Spirit is the activation to Godhood within the cosmos, within life. The dreaming world of the collective unconscious is human all too human. Although other animals also dream, the collective unconscious exists within the Soul or within the Zenith of the Mind, and within the biological body. The Spirit is deeper, at the Zenith of the Soul, It is the Will to Godhood, which activates the collective unconscious and the body, and then life is shaped by evolution.


Redefining War

Earlier, we brought up the subject of war being the result of pent up unconscious forces from the loss of ritual religious ways to release these forces. Yet war was common among indigenous people who spent very much time in the ritual and transcendence of religion. This seems to somewhat contradict Jung's views on war as pent up unconscious forces.

The problem here comes from not fully recognizing the cosmic forces that move through us. Activating evolution is sought by the Spirit Within and evolution has, unfortunately, often involved war. This is an uncomfortable fact, even though during war, survival and reproduction are often side-stepped or halted.

Rituals of transcendence will not alone stop wars, as history and evolution have shown. The Spirit needs to be civilized. As mentioned earlier, we use the term Civilizing the Beast. Ordered Evolution is also the phrase we use. Ideally, all people need to be given the space and freedom to evolve. Ritual and religion can affirm this evolution to Godhood, and provide, not only an outlet, but a direction for the realized goal of Godhood.

We are “unitary” in seeing the Traditional Religions as deriving from the Involutionary Inward Path to the Soul Within, and we can be “universalist” in seeing the Evolutionary Outward Path as the path of all people, all races, all states, seeking to evolve to Godhood. This takes us into political philosophy, and the Revitalized Conservatism we affirm, which can lead to the Ordered Evolution of man beyond man to Godhood.

The advantage of TC is that is can affirm a return to literal thinking, even resembling the “fundamentalism” of the oldest religions, while at the same time embracing evolution and science. We do literally evolve to Godhood, the Supreme Object, not a symbol, not a logos only. This is virtually a literal interpretation of Godhood, and of course, and literal interpretations have been scorned by modern theologians.

This literal interpretation of evolving to Godhood does not contradict reason as much as scientific skeptics like to think it does. When the pattern of evolution is hypertrophied into end goals, it keeps one's feet on the ground. Metaphysical fact need not be metaphor or symbol here. Metaphysical fact is physical fact in the evolution to Godhood. A = A.

At the same time the Zenith of Evolution is enhanced by faith, symbols, imagination, ritual, and liturgy. The Spirit Within needs to be contacted. Its goals need to be experienced in ritual and symbol. This suggests the mystery and unknowable reality of religion and ritual that we psychologically crave, which transcends reason and affirms “intellectual intuition” or supra-rational thinking.

Has the guiding light of revelation deserted us, as Jung believed? The Theoevolutionary Church, believes that revelation is still possible. Dreams may be a substitute for revelation, but they are not enough. Jung seems to have personally believed that dreams and intuition were all that we have left, since the old religions could not be believed in, and so Jung returned to the original primitive guidance of man through dreams. We think that more than this is not only necessary, but possible.

We do not think we have to settle for a return to an earlier age, for example, to primitive times of dreams, as the only method of revelation. Science has given us the marvelous tool of evolution, which we believe is ultimately a very powerful and sacred religious tool.

We can even keep the glorious churches and the great religious works, which the movement of psychology and the modern world have virtually relegated to the trash. But we need to invigorate Tradition with the sacred knowledge that the God seen from within of tradition is the God reached through material evolution. The Soul of the Inward Path is vast, but the Spirit of the Outward Path is vaster.

The Post-Modern condition of brokenness, discord, perspectivism and relativity was the result mainly of the destruction of the religious path. We think that religion can be put back together again, but we will need a new coat and new hat, designed by evolution and science, and perhaps a new heart.


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(This essay began as a short review of David Tacey's "How To Read Jung," but then it expanded.)