Encountered as Love
The reversal the ages-old petrification of thought entails allowing ourselves to bear the force of the Logos. As such, the goal of our timesis that of incarnating the Logos.
Feeling, the will and all things mystical must thrown out. The spiritual mystically revived through the help of the Kabbalah and hermetic-alchemical symbols, yoga, occultism, and magic do not escape the sphere of feeling that undergoes the captivity of reflected thought,which includes materialism.
Through Spinoza this mysticism entered the Enlightenment and infected mainstream thought with its obsessive return to the One, finding echoes too in the globalism of our day.
Operating behind the revivification of traditional spiritualism is the impulse to block the living experience of the Logos.
Kabbalah and other mysticisms are just as much a part of the reflected, ready-made world as anything materialistic or otherwise mundane to the apparently spiritual mind.
The conscious discovery of the thought that shapes our world, the thought that is lost almost at the moment of its inception, only to be reflected back to us as material reality, or Nature, is the discovery too of the Logos. It is the discovery of the Logos inside of the ‘I’.
The ‘I’ must be the centre of dominion and power, which is synonymous with creative power. To be at the centre of creation is to reject Urizen and become one with God.
The individuality of experience in a deification of the ‘I’, which is Logos incarnated and resurrected.
How is the conscious discovery made? What awakens the consciousness?
The Divine becomes human; the human connects with the Divine. Whoever treads the path of initiation knows, at a given moment on the path, that there is no initiation without a teacher; and a teacher there must be.
Connection with the Logos is an individual experience; but it is not something the individual will experience without external intervention. There must bean encounter. Christ is that guidance, but we must ensure that our understanding of the Christ phenomenon is fully expanded cosmically. This is certainly not the mystical, or gnostic, Christ or the Christ limited to a religion but, rather, the cosmic Christ, the metaphysical principle of absolute individuality and freedom - who we encounter as Love.
© John Dunn.