Saturday, January 18, 2020
The material activation within material life to evolve to supermaterial Godhood
St. Thomas defined the wise man as one who is directed toward the end of the universe, and our choices or our "free will" are best directed toward that end. St. Thomas also said wisdom alone can lead to the “ever lasting kingdom.” And he said that when things are higher than the mind knows then the will ascends higher than the mind is able to go.
I unpack those ideas this way: Yes, our will and our choices are best directed toward the goal of the universe, but the will, or Tirips, is the material activation within material life to evolve to supermaterial Godhood in the material world, working along with natural selection and evolution---and yes, the will knows its goal even if the mind does not. Knowing God is not being God, the bliss of the beatitude experienced by wise men, after much ascetic discipline, is a peak material experience, and like real materially-evolved Godhood, is not spiritual. There is no non-material spiritual God-end, there are only ascending levels of material/supermaterial Godhoods.