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The Transmutation of the Temple for the Facilitation of the return of All to G_D and G_D to All in Perfect Communion

One concept should be kept in mind throughout the following discourse. It is the concept that the entirety of the universe we find ourselves within is ultimately aligned to give Glory to its Creator, that of Divine Will, that which we call G_D, the UnNamed and UnNamable.

Therefore, the following process in effect transforms the course to fine, lead to gold, poison to nectar.

No man-made (or nature-made) holy site should be considered fully Holy because it can only be an earthly approximation of a perfect alignment with Divine Will.

No one step in the process is the whole of the process and so no one step can be considered the culmination of the process except one.

The exception to this previous statement is the manifestation of Divine Will upon Earth, the paradoxical Christ-figure that is both fully Man and God.

Thus the process begins.

In the beginning we are told we lived in perfect alignment with the Divine Will, the Nature of G_D. G_D was everywhere and we were everywhere with G_D. This is our concept of Eden. This is our concept of ideal existence and though some of us may insist the return to such time is only dependent upon the realization that we never left the fact remains quite clear that we do not now exist as we ideally wish. At some point an event occurred that estranged our conscious will from the Divine Will. At the very least in regards to our concept of reality we were cast out of Eden.

The first step in a process to restore our communion with the Divine Will was the creation of sacred space: sacred fires, sacred trees, sacred stones, sacred groves, etc. This sacred space creation culminated in the fashioning of the Israelite Tabernacle, a mobile site of sacred communion with the Divine. The intent behind the Tabernacle was to move about freely, carrying with it a tangible link to Divine Nature, even if such a link was hedged by protective rituals (as all sacred sites must be). Where originally Sacred Communion was accessible everywhere now it would be accessible everywhere that the Tabernacle travelled, a mobile site of fixed sacred nature.

The second step in the process was to solidify the prominence of such a sacred site for all the disparate nations of the world. Where before the intent was to bring the sacred site to the people now the intent was to bring the people to the sacred site. Thus was the Temple fashioned, an elegant earthly representation of the Divine cosmic structure. It is worth noting this cosmic structure is that from which humans feel separated and such separation is manifested even in the divine space, through prescribed ritual and separation from the holy of holy space. The site of Sacred Communion became a fixed point, as the pinnacle of a mountain viewed by all the world even as that pinnacle was shrouded in the clouds.

The third step in the process took the form of a man, that of Jeshua, Christ Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God. Such a claim takes faith and some acceptance of many disparate stories; some more mythically based than others, but the concept still stands despite or because of the Christ based religions. The concept is this; that a physical man paradoxically took both his human elements and divine elements and unified them by love through his death to self so that all others might follow in his footsteps if they so believe. The story of the Temple Curtain ripping top to bottom at the moment of his death upon the cross is very telling as it symbolizes the breakdown of the synthetic barrier between man and G_D, the realm of physical existence and divine reality. Through such sacrifice did the Temple tear up its physical roots and transplant itself within the Christ figure so that it might move about once more, a mobile sacred site to facilitate the worship of all men. It is also worth noting Christ’s comments about the destruction and rebuilding of the Temple, not as a physically dominating place but as transformation of the spirit.

The fourth and final step in the process and the step still ongoing today is that of the Temple of Christ and its construction within all who would believe. It was already stated that Christ internalized the Temple, thus making it mobile once more. Now through those who follow in his path the Temple spreads out across the whole globe, not as a place where people come to worship but as a concept that worship may be done within all believers. In this way the entire earth may once again exist in communion with Divine Will through the multitude of believers.

Are we at this point yet? We are not but that should spur us onward with utmost diligence to do the work we feel called to do. It must become less about religion and dogma and more about the process of our transformation into Christ-like beings. Most of all we must recognize our unity through love and the figure of Christ so that we may dismantle the power bases that would shape the world through war and strife.

It is not for our own Glory that we feel compelled to do so. Rather, it is for the Glory of our Lord, the Creator of all the Cosmos and Beyond.

What comes after is beyond our vision.

A Basic Outline of the Transmutation of the Temple

1) All the World is in Communion with G_D.

2) The separation of G_D and the World occurs and the concept of sacred site is formed.

3) A mobile sacred site is established, restoring a portion of the World to Community with G_D that may be accessible to all nations.

4) A fixed sacred site is established to increase the earthly glorification of Communion with G_D so that all men might approach Divine Will and worship beneath.

5) A mobile figure in Communion with G_D embodies the sacred site and tears down its earthly representation so that Man might more completely approach Divine Will.

6) A host of mobile figures in Communion with G_D through the example of the One who came before embodies the sacred site and carries it within them throughout the World.

7) This host of believers carries within themselves the rejuvenated sacred site, sharing the concept with all they meet, thus reestablishing Communion with G_D throughout the World.

Matthew 18:19-20

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

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On Sacrifice and Evolution.

Humanity has reached a state of evolution that allows the individual to lay down his own life and personal interests purposefully for the good of others. This is not just some mindless self-sacrifice as an ant may do for the colony or a mother animal may do for her offspring. Certainly we understand those sacrifices.

This is something else; an intentional sacrifice that may not produce any apparent positive result but regardless is still made. This is the self-sacrifice made by a humanitarian who spends decades in some war-torn country in the empty hope that positive change may eventually come. This is the self-sacrifice of peaceful revolutionaries who stand firmly against a violent and oppressive regime. This is the self-sacrifice of a saintly figure who proudly accepts death at the hands of those who fear truth and change. This is even the self-sacrifice of someone who gives blood regularly, or volunteers at a soup kitchen, or makes anonymous donations to a cause in which they believe. It is the self-sacrifice to give with no intention of receiving something in return.

There are those who’ve made the point that such self-sacrifice in unnatural, that it may be symptomatic of some deeply buried selfishness. Ayn Rand believed it is best for the individual to “exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself”. I do not totally disagree nor do I belittle the mind of such a powerful philosopher but still, I feel she missed some key element of what it means to be human. The problem with such a statement is that it supposes each individual exists inside a vacuum, a personal sphere that can be made completely self-sufficient and autonomous. This concept at best should be questioned and at worst is impossible.

Humans are social creatures, as can be seen even now in the rise of our social-media connections even as our physical connections break down.

Humanity has no choice but to interact with humanity. The individual will inevitable make a choice to facilitate growth. Either the individual will fuel their own growth from the energy of others or will fuel the growth of others from their own energy.      There is a third option, or rather a middle ground, and that is to pursue an equilibrium where all individuals cooperate, each providing their own personal skill-sets in coordination with others so that society as a whole may grow through the personal growth of each individual.

Of course this is an ideal and one that seems impossible but in such impossibility is where the self-sacrificing individual hears a call to act. If there are those who will unfairly take from the effort of others there must be those who will give to others of their own effort so that balance may be achieved. Sacrifice must exist because a debt exists. As long as debt is created sacrifice must come behind.

It is worth mentioning the Christ Figure here simply because at the very heart of such a figure is the concept of complete sacrifice for the erasure of all debt. If there ever was such a figure those who follow his ideal must live as he did, not because his sacrifice failed to erase such debt but because such sacrifice put into motion the final stages of a never-ending cosmic plan to destroy debt at its root, that of greed and arrogance.

I recognize such a point requires belief and faith, two things that cannot be forced upon anyone and so I will briefly approach the concept of sacrifice one other way, that of apparent kindness and cooperation between different species of animals. A certain nature video comes to mind where a young gazelle is wounded by crocodiles in a river. This video can be found on YouTube I believe if you are interested.

The pitiful gazelle flounders in the muddy water in a desperate attempt to reach shore. Just as the reptiles close in for the kill a huge hippopotamus rises from the water to frighten the carnivores away. Hippopotamus are exceptionally dangerous animals and are cause of more human deaths than any other large African animal and in this particular video it seems at first the hippo is simply claiming the gazelle for its own meal. Just as the horror of such a prospect takes hold we witness an incredible turn of events. The hippo carefully pushes the gazelles to shore and up onto the bank where the massive animal simply waits and watches over the gazelle.

Sadly the injuries suffered by the juvenile are too much to bear and it eventually passes but in its final moments it is comforted by the hippo who even continues to watch over its body after death.

Do we not feel some pride and joy rise up within us when we see some animal lend aid to another? Do we not feel the rise of love and admiration when we witness kindness that is not human in origin? How much more should we feel when humanity lends aid to humanity?

It may not be natural for one animal to help another in need but it is good! While we argue whether or not our desire to lend humanitarian aid is foolish socialism or our duty as conscious beings we miss the point that such actions make the world a better place for us all.

It is true that Society is only as strong as its weakest member and yet must be better than its best. This paradox is integral to our reality as humanity. Without these qualities there can be no real hope for progress.

What I find odd is that while we as individuals may make such a sacrificial choice for the good of others we as a species have created systems of supply, something that should exist for the aid all, which refuse to lay themselves down for the good of humanity.

Two of our most precious systems for care, our medical and food systems, are slave to our monetary system while we allow our monetary system to be so grossly inflated as to burst when we need it most, separating us from our access to health. We allow bureaucratic red tape to stall new developments and inventions far beyond the time of our need for them while we allow the continued subsidization of inferior technology. We are worried about war and so we fuel the machine of war.  We continue to support governmental systems that have no interest in our benefit while arguing over the meager scraps they throw to us.

These systems which are meant to benefit us have ceased to do so and instead been engineered to benefit a hierarchy whose pinnacle is kept out of sight for the majority of humanity.

Our systems are parasites upon us. We’ve created an evolving form that is opposed to our own good. Are we not smart enough to reverse this? Have we engineered our own extinction? Or will we find some new mode of supply and support that might bring us closer as a species to the ideal of cooperative societal growth?

I do not know what such systems may look like but I do know the first step must be to question these parasitic systems we currently suffer under. This is not about us versus them or the 99% against the 1%. This is about the good of the whole of mankind and how mankind might throw off these self-forged shackles of a system that has no interest in our continued growth as a species.

Why should we consciously support some entity that siphons off our hard work and endless effort? Why should we continue to feed some ravenous man-made creature when it does not serve us any benefit? Certainly we were not first aware of what we created but now that it is fully formed and draining us we must recognize our mistake and take responsibility for our actions.

We at least must seriously begin to ponder our situation and how we might find freedom once more because we are not free now.

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