BB You misunderstand. We are in denial since we have come to live through emotionally justified habitual reactions. This creates the psychological condition the great traditions refer to in one way or another as a "sleep" we can awaken from. We can trust what we consciously experience in our inner life. The problem is in becoming able to consciously experience since we mistakenly believe we already do. It would be foolish to concern ourselves with conscious self knowledge if it weren't possible. What anyone else has experienced is not the issue. Only what we consciously experience can have objective value for us. Regardless of Simone, a person can come to consciously experience how much they are governed by connotations. Then they can decide if they want to continue this way or become open to conscious inner freedom. There is no secular good or evil in esoteric Christianity. It simply is what it is and the lawful result of what we "ARE" both individually and collectively. Esoteric Christianity validates the human condition for the purpose of re-birth. It isn't against anything but just advocates conscious evolution. Christianity has an exoteric form that advocates a life of social responsibility. There is nothing wrong with this. It is a good thing. However esoteric Christianity appreciates human hypocrisy and Man's evolutionary potential. This is just silly because we are both flesh and spirit. Society has no reason to back it up and struggles against its awareness. The only argument is if a person feels as though human meaning and purpose is defined by societal needs. If a person feels like Simone that a human being has the potential to be more then a cog in the wheel of society, then they become open to the means that lead to the conscious direction of the "Pearl of Great Price." There is no "poor me" about it. I am part of a fine tradition that answers the questions I've felt vital from a very early age and has helped me to understand objective human meaning and purpose. There is nothing to be bitchy about. There is nothing to prove. If you are happy, why concern yourself with self knowledge that creates questions if you have no need for the potential results from these new questions? It isn't about me being right. We cannot experience what is obvious if we live in imagination. For anyone that agrees that we live primarily in imagination, then by definition, we miss the obvious. A person has to decide if they are willing to risk the pleasantries of imagination for opening to the harsh experiences of life itself. If not, it is better to just continue as is She is one of the rare few needing and willing to become open to this transition. Esoteric Christianity is about the potential for this transition or "awakening" with the help of the Holy Spirit. Then you would write from that perspective rather than argue duality. I haven't read it. The first three dimensions are length, width, and depth, that define our conception of space. Existence isn't in space but rather in time and begins at the fourth dimension of space. The first dimension of time, a "moment" begins and repeats at the fourth dimension of space. The second dimension of time manifesting in five dimensional space, is "eternity" and includes repeating moments in time. The third dimension of time manifests in six dimensional space and includes all potential eternities. Science is begging to contemplate this third dimension of space/time as something similar called multi universes.