Monday, May 06, 2013
Finding the Sacred
Eliade said we need to find where the sacred is hiding in tradition, the sacred is always under various camouflages. He thought that various future religious experiences will be quite different from those we are familiar with. The sacred always takes new shapes, and it may not be the scholar or strict man of science who unearths it.
This is what the Twofold Path and theological materialism offer, a pattern which includes the God of the Involutionary Inward Path of past tradition, but requiring the Evolutionary Outward Path of material-supermaterial evolution to make it present, to reach Godhood. What the mythology-revivalists dreamed of may be accomplished by protecting the various groups and small states as they evolve toward Godhood in their various ways. This may not be accomplished by one-myth or one-race imperialism which the world turns against, but there needs to be an overall goal of evolution.
Independence and separation of distinctly different groups who, contrary to political correctness or cultural Marxism, simply cannot get along well together, protected with a light federalism, and affirming cooperative competition, is not only natural and practical, it creates the only real peace we can achieve. But most importantly, it is also the best way to evolve in variety toward Godhood.