A NEW WAY

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THE NEO CHRISTIAN
The Logos
According to Webster’s dictionary, “In Greek philosophy, (the Logos is) reason… the controlling principle of the universe, as being manifested by speech.” (Webster Unabridged).
According to S.E. Frost Jr., Philo, a Greek philosopher who lived about the time of Christ, said, “There was a God who was so pure and so far above everything in this world that He could not possibly come into contact with it… there were many powers which radiated from God as light might radiate from a lamp. One of these powers, which he called the “Logos”, was the creator of the world. This Logos, he taught, worked with matter and out of it created everything in the universe.” (Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers).

Logos To Son
The Greek term Logos means word. In the New Testament it says that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God.
The Absolute God is inconceivable, unknowable. But there is a Divine Being, who is called the Word, who is with God. This Being is knowable and is intermediate between God and humanity. In the early Christian Church this Being became identified with Christ.
Thus the Greeks and the early Christians both proposed that there is a Being of some sort who was with God. This idea grew into various forms. In the Christian Church, the Absolute became known as the Father and Logos became known as the Son.

A New Church
In the Old Church the Father God became “Jehovah”, a kind of “man in the sky” god. A New Church would identify the Father as the Absolute and the Son as the Divine Being. But these are not two gods. The Absolute comes first and is properly called God. The Divine Being descends from that and is a fragment of that. There are those who believe that Jesus is the Divine Being (the Logos, the Celestial Christ itself), but the Divine Being existed before Jesus was born and still exists now as the Celestial Christ.

AN EASTERN IDEA

In Hinduism there is a similar concept, in which there is an Absolute, called Brahman, and a creator god, called Brahma. But in that system Brahma is a demigod, a replaceable being who rose to that position after millennium of effort.
Ramakrishna, however, presents a concept more similar to the idea of Celestial Christ, of a Divine Being who arises out of the Absolute. To him the Being is the Form of the Absolute, but it is a passing form, which dissolves into the Absolute at the end of the universe.
His idea is a little different from the Neo-Christian idea presented here, where the Divine Being is accorded even more respect. The Divine Being is Eternal. Jesus said, “There is no way to the Father but by me.” It was the Celestial Christ speaking through him, saying the only way we can truly approach the Absolute is by the grace of the Divine Being, the Celestial Christ.

Quotes; Ramakrishna

The idea of a Divine Being and an Absolute was spoken of by the Indian philosopher Ramakrishna (mid 19th century). He uses the terms Personal God and Impersonal God(Brahman).

“The Infinite transforms itself into the finite and appears before the worshiper as God with form. God reveals himself … as an embodied Person.” (Thus spake Sri Ramakrishna)
“Many are the names of God and infinite forms through which he may be approached.”
Ramakrishna’s Vision of Christ
“Rays of light corning from the (painting of) Mother and Child entered his heart and began to change radically the ideas stored there … His devotion to the gods and goddesses were chased into hiding and new thoughts were displacing them.” from Visions of Sri Ramakrishna

“God with form and God without form are not two different beings.” Teachings of Sri RK p.8
“God is formless and God is with form too, and He is that which transcends both form and formlessness. He alone can say what He is.” Teachings of Sri RK p.5
Ramakrishna’s books were published in India without publisher’s name, date, and sometimes page numbers. The books are available at the Vedanta monasteries in So. Calif.

DIVINE BEING- THE CELESTIAL CHRIST

Celestial Christ is another name for the Divine Being.
The Divine Being is a fragment of the Absolute God. The Divine Being is between humanity and the Absolute.
The Absolute God is unknowable and unattainable.
The Absolute is not a being.
The Celestial Christ is the Eternal Form of the Absolute.
The Absolute cannot properly be called formless or void, it is called inconceivable.
The Divine Being is the Source and Creator of all universes.
The Divine Being is the source of all human souls. No person can surpass the Divine Being.
Anyone who thinks they have surpassed the Divine Being is in illusion by Intermediate Beings.
The Divine Being is twelve-dimensional and cannot be conceived of by the three-dimensional mind.
The universe with its Forms can enter a resting state, but it will always return, and we will return with it.
The true meaning of Christianity is acceptance of the Divine Being, the Celestial Christ.
All gods by any name are all parts of the Divine Being.
The Christian “Father” and “Son” may also be taken as symbols for the Absolute and the Divine Being.
“There is no way to the Father but by me” means there is no way to the Absolute except by the Celestial Christ.
Any description of the Divine Being is inadequate and sectarian.

THE ANSWER
What is God like? This is one of the greatest dilemmas for the spiritual student. Which description is correct? Is God a personal being that cares about us, as Christianity says, or is God an impersonal, formless void, as some mysticism says? Well, why not literally accept both? This is not meant to be vaguely open minded. It is possible to have a deep realization that there is a divine being, rising up out of an inconceivable absolute background. This solution answers the question in a very specific way.
Some philosophies have hinted at this system, but they usually do not have enough regard for the Divine Being, who has sometimes been presented as an inferior demiurge or demigod. But there is a perfect Divine Being that is the face and form of the Absolute.
The Logos
According to Webster’s dictionary, “In Greek philosophy, (the Logos is) reason… the controlling principle of the universe, as being manifested by speech.” (Webster Unabridged).
According to S.E. Frost Jr., Philo, a Greek philosopher who lived about the time of Christ, said, “There was a God who was so pure and so far above everything in this world that He could not possibly come into contact with it… there were many powers which radiated from God as light might radiate from a lamp. One of these powers, which he called the “Logos”, was the creator of the world. This Logos, he taught, worked with matter and out of it created everything in the universe.” (Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers).

Christina Andrea Nelson

 

Introduction to Eternal Form

INTRODUCTION to the School of Eternal Form
The ideas in this book are from my own visions; except when stated otherwise.
This book presents a coherent system, not just a jumble of ideas. It is an advancement on all other similar systems. The truth can be known; philosophy evolves, and eventually truth becomes clear.
A GRAND VISION: A Coherent System
The universe itself, with everything in it, all souls, all forms, descended from a higher state of being. All matter is made of pure original energy. The universe is a system. It will eventually come to an end, but it will re-appear in a much more evolved condition.
There are many parts and levels to the universe, planes, dimensions and realms; each term has a very specific meaning.
THE MESSAGE: What is the message or conclusion of the philosophy offered here? It is that the world is good and we are an intrinsic part of it. It is not a false or illusory world. It has an order and we need to learn to live harmoniously in it. We do not have “escape” from it. We only need to evolve. The universe will return to the divine center with us on board.
SPIRITUAL LIFE- If we are part of a material world, then what is spiritual life? Spiritual life means remembering that the world came from a higher place, and must return, and that we are spirit.
Liberation- all living beings in this world are part of one organism, and all people must be liberated together. There is no individual liberation, although individuals can achieve very advanced consciousness.
This book seeks a new direction for Western philosophy which incorporates ideas from mythology, metaphysics, Christianity, and Eastern philosophy, yet remains essentially Western, positive toward the world and life.
 
Liberation- all living beings in this world are part of one organism, and all people must be liberated together. There is no individual liberation, although individuals can achieve very advanced consciousness.
This book seeks a new direction for Western philosophy which incorporates ideas from mythology, metaphysics, Christianity, and Eastern philosophy, yet remains essentially Western, positive toward the world and life.

New introduction ETERNAL FORM

 

NEW INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOOL OF ETERNAL FORM

 

The first meaning of Form is the shape of things, objects, matter. Your body is your form. A tree or a house are also forms! I hesitate to use the term “matter”, though, because Form is present in the Spirit world, in the Spiritual realms, An object, or a body, is not always solid, physical matter. There are spiritual forms.

 

THE RETURN- This universe will eventually come to an end, and it will reappear again. The universe is made of pure energy. There is an underlying pattern in that energy, a blueprint, a DNA. When the universe returns, all things, all planets, all stars, all bodies, all persons will return according to that blueprint. The Return basically means resurrection. The whole universe is resurrected! But that next world will be more evolved. The world and all things evolve over time.

 

THE SPIRIT WORLD- It is obviously a very long time until the end of the universe. So where do we go after we die? All persons, without exception, go the Spirit World. The Spirit World is not an astral world or a mental plane. It is big as the universe, it an underlying universe that is always there. At the outset, it can look very much like this world, with houses and trees and so on. If you wish you can go on to other planes, realms and regions in the Spirit World, like realms of light, heavens, and advanced forms, like spheres.

 

Please don’t get confused! These terms and concepts are not vague and hazy, these terms are VERY SPECIFIC!

CHRISTINE to CHRISTOPHER- Philosophical Letters#7

image#7 -From Christine- It might help to note that Eastern and Western religion differ from the start on the question of the continuance of  Form. Eastern teaches reincarnation, which is ever changing form, and Western religion teaches resurrection, which is eternal form, unchanging
I state that God is inconceivable, that Formless is a description, a conception.  You say Hinduism says that God is inconceivable, infinite beyond conception, then refer to  the formless Absolute twice (a formless entity, the formless divine). Habit?
As far as air having form, just check any weather map, the storms, winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, arent those forms?… .as far as God having qualities… here’s another western concept-there are two concepts of God,  (1)  God the absolute, which is inconceivable,(the Father) and (2) a Divine Being which has qualities (the Son). Although unfortunately in the Old Church, God the Father was presented as the Old Guy with a long white beard! Well, primitive presentations for primitive minds. Modern churches  generally agree that God is inconceivable.
As far as I’m concerned, eternal form is pure ENERGY. And the universe has 12 dimensions. Once Form becomes pure energy again, and has 12 dimensions, who is to say if it has boundaries? And about Plato- who says that there is a realm of Perfect Form. There is one perfect table, one perfect horse, and all  earthly tables and horses are imperfect copies of that. Clearly there are some problems with that.  It’s hard to say what his vision of Perfect Form was really like.
And why, you might ask, do I have such a thing about Form?  I call myself the Founder of the Philosophical School of the Eternal Form.  I basically teach resurrection, in a new age modern way, the world is pure energy, the body  is pure energy. We take our forms with us into the Infinite. I am only asking Eastern students to consider it.  How can it be more opposite than what Eastern religion teaches? Doesn’t it teach that we go disembodied into  formless Oneness?  Can you question that?  Maybe our forms merge into infinite oneness. Maybe that’s what Plato was trying to say.

SCHOOL OF FORM

AIMS AND GOALS
A School of Form
There should actually be a School of Form. At first this may not be any more than a handful of books, and a group of people sitting around discussing them.
There is already a kind of philosophical School of Form in existence, which consists of any philosophers who discuss philosophical concepts of form, dating back to Socrates and Plato.
But there could be an actual, physical school and temple, a group of buildings where people can visit and study and congregate. I also visualize a Department of Form in a futuristic government or Administration.
THE ETERNAL FORM
I want to come into contact with people who are attracted by the concept of Eternal Form, and an eternal world ever perfecting itself. Some people are attracted to the idea of living in bliss in a formless void; but I do not find this idea attractive.
FORM is one of the Five Aspects, or components of the world. The world is made of Form, Space, Powers, Forces, and Energies. All of these are eternal.
I use the term Form instead of matter because Form is eternal, matter is not. Matter is a substance that exists only in the mind of scientists. Form is living, evolving substance.

One of the main teachings of the New school of Form is that the world is eternal; Form is eternal. Some philosophies teach that in order to attain God, or liberation, or paradise, you have to leave this world, escape this world, as though this world is something bad. The New School of Form, on the contrary, teaches that the Earth and the universe, are eternal repeating patterns, and are complex systems which we will always be a part of. I believe that this encourages respect and love for the orld.
The world, and our body, are made of pure spiritual energy. Thus the body is our spiritual body and the world around us IS the spiritual world. We can get to paradise through evolution, not through escape. The School of Form can back up this position through logic and philosophical debate.
This is quite wonderful, if you stop to think about it. The world, nature, and society are systems which we will always be a part of. Thus there will no longer be a rift between spiritual life and physical life. The world is worth working in, and for. The physical world may come to an end, but it will reappear, again and again, until it becomes a purely spiritual world.Image

ABSOLUTE AND LIGHT

ABSOLUTE AND LIGHT- Sometimes it is assumed that the clear light, the formless void, etc., is the Absolute. But, in this book, the Absolute is considered to be beyond the Divine Being, and is unknowable and inconceivable. The Book of Form states that all light, void, etc., are a part of the Divine Being. The Divine Being  is larger and grander than anyone could conceive. All light, all being, manifest or unmanifest, is within the Divine Being. Most displays of light are done by intermediate beings. Also, the so-called “Formless” realm seen by some visionaries is actually just a resting state of the universe, and should not be confused with the Absolute.
THE DESCENT- In some mythologies, “The Descent” refers to the fall of man, or of souls, from a higher world, or from a state of grace. Supposedly, souls descended or fell from a divine or blissful realm due to some kind of illicit desire. However, the Book of Form states that not only souls, but the entire universe descended from a higher realm. The universe, before it was manifest, contained all forces, all laws, all systems, all souls, but all was unconscious. The universe descended to the dense material realm so that souls could become conscious. That is the role of the material realm. Time and pressure bring souls from unconscious to conscious.
DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES- Different conclusions arise out of different philosophical premises. If we fell out of a blissful, perfect realm, into an inferior world of matter, then we should renounce and despise the world, and attempt to escape from it. But if this is the real world, and intrinsically our own world, which descended with us, then we should learn to understand it’s systems and to evolve with it.
RESTING STATE- The universe varies between the active state and the inactive state. Simply said, it goes on and off forever. Neither state is right or wrong. It is the nature of things, as simple as waking and resting. Some mystics say the resting, so-called “Formless” state, is God, the source of the universe, but it is only the unmanifest state. After the universe has played itself out, we will all be in this resting state for billions of years. Some Eastern meditation practices may help us prepare us for this. After this rest is over, the universe will re-appear, evolved to a utopian condition, and all persons will re-appear with it, to continue their evolution.

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