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Comment on The Five Steps to Mysticism

ParanoidMystic Tue, May 20, 2008
Hmm... if you look closely, the odd numbers share the same quality, as do the even numbers.

In fact, it's a sine-wave. Like the phases of the moon, day and night, or the rhythm of the breath in and out.

We move in close, step away, move in close, step away — a dance forever. There are not 5 steps of mysticism. Each agony and ecstasy is fresh, novel, without repetition, but in time and on time.

The purpose of the Dark Night is to teach us about the higher plane, the astral plane. The geometry there is different from ours and one of the primary differences is a reversal of causality. On the astral plane, you gain power by giving something away.

As for the Awakening/Illumination/Union tone, we are fortunate (very very very!) to have been given human incarnations. One aspect of the human experience is the ability to experience peek/peak moments when our consciousness is raised several times higher than what we're accustomed. This "lightning in a bottle" experience, the "Aha!" moment, will not last unless the organism is prepared to change all mental processes. However, the flavor of the experience will linger and cast a shadow on future experiences.