Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Inward Path of spiritualism is essentially the same, wherever it originated---so what is next? (reblog from September 28, 2016)
Which came first the Hindu Chakra Correspondence Chart or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life? The Tree of life may have come to the Jewish people via the Ancient Egyptians, but the Egyptians might have gotten it via the Indian Vedas or proto-Vedas, at the beginning of the Egyptian dynasties as a result of early invasions from Eurasia, or points further north.
Conservatism, not radical revolution, can be sustained as change takes palace. This is what the great St. Thomas Aquinas did when confronted with the superior philosophy of the Ancient Greeks. This did not turn him away from affirming a more intellectual version of Christianity, which although now fading still lives on after many centuries.
The point here is that the Inward Path of traditional spiritualism is essentially the same whichever place it originated from, that is, the abstract definitions of physical experiences from ascetic disciplines to find the God or Father Within which were not considered a material or physical experience, but in realty are a material and physical peak experience.
This insight on the Inward Path may at first seem to reject Traditionalism, but it does not in seeing these first experiences of God as preliminary and leading to the understanding of the real Godhood reached through material and supermaterial evolution. This is the Twofold Path of theological materialism and the Evolutionary Church which can carry Traditionalism into the future, uniting religion, philosophy and science.