God Feeds the Ravens
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I don't think so.
This life is as "a blink of an eye" compared to eternity.
How about modern Western Paganism? Animist religions? I'm very uneducated about these, but would assume they avoid the dualism of worldly and spiritual?
The nature of this world is different to that of the next. Many things are hidden from us in this life.That argument can be used to downplay any relevance of this life. After all, eternity is infinitely larger than anything here. You could then even argue: why have a life here at all? Wouldn't it be more efficient to just start in eternitiy instead?
It's not a case of "one mistake" though, is it. It is about our intentions.Isn't it strange that such a relatively small period has an impact in infinity? A big impact even according to some doctrines: one mistake here and you are forever doomed. Again this isn't justice.
Human souls incarnate human bodies, squirrel souls incarnate squirrel bodies, and so on.
There are "old" souls and "new" souls. I don't know if we'll ever be allowed to know why God creates new souls, or why God created the first souls for that matter.
No. They don't. Buddhism, Jainism and my flavor of 'Advaita' has no use for any God.
Impact on eternity? Even galaxies implode or are consumed in moments. Let us not put our existence on a pedestal.Isn't it strange that such a relatively small period has an impact in infinity? A big impact even according to some doctrines: one mistake here and you are forever doomed. Again this isn't justice.
To me these are 'nature' religions dealing with nature spiritsHow about modern Western Paganism? Animist religions? I'm very uneducated about these, but would assume they avoid the dualism of worldly and spiritual?
I think of Hermeticism as more extensive. I think of it as seeking not just mastery but liberation from nature?Indeed. Hermeticism ..
worships the natural world
Material attachmentHow are you defining mammon
It's just a wordNo. They don't. Buddhism, Jainism and my flavor of 'Advaita' has no use for any God.
Thanks for joining the thread"I need every me inside of me becoming me to become me inside of me to become me".
By pulling my minds together to become me I can make this human body form in the astral to attract a mind so I can become myself again after this life time. When this life is over if I choose to leave this place I can allow this body to reincarnate again to become itself, without me becoming it again.
Hermeticism:Indeed. Hermeticism, which became a sort of syncretic religion contributed to by a variety of pagans throughout Europe and the Middle East, worships the natural world. Much of Hermetic mysticism is caged in terms of recognizing that "the mundane is magical."
Hermeticism has had direct influence on a lot of Modern Pagan movements, especially Thelema and Wicca.
That said, some Reconstructionists do hold to certain dualisms in various mythologies, although there are also trinities, such as the Celtic division between Land, Sea, and Sky, none of them are viewed as more moral than the others. (Although the sea is sometimes seen as associated with chaos throughout much of the pagan world.)
A lot of pagans didn't even demonize death or droubt, especially Hermetists, since these were seen as a part of the natural world and the cycle of life. Droubt especially was commonly attributed to losing the favor of fertility gods, rather than being caused by witches or demons like it was in Christianity and Islam.
There is a lot of wisdom in these perspectives, as they tend to be more accepting and descriptivist rather than judging and prescriptivist. That isn't to say that they were amoral; humans still generally have rules that they are meant to obey as their place in nature, but things in nature weren't demonized as frequently.
This agrees with the latest science:As we descend into no time we will pass through every dimension to become nothing here to find time in origin the beginning or end of this universe depending on how you look at it. As the universe becomes nothing here ripped apart it will continue to fill up origin until it becomes nothing there to become something again, the universe reborn.
I am unsure of what I think of Mr. Shipwrights thoughts about the astral or nothing here. I find some of his thoughts align with the things I am being taught but many of these thoughts seem like they are a mixture of your mediums thoughts and shipwrights together.
You did a good job, imo. And posted it on the right website too, because many more people will be reading your thread than just those who actually respond to itI wrote all of that by memory at least 20 years after the lectures. I may have forgotten and misinterpreted pieces of information. I may have subconsciously contaminated the information with my own thoughts.
I was a teenager back then. My worries were school and soccer. It's possible that I didn't understand the messages to their fullest extent, possibly because I wasn't mature enough.
Thanks for your inputs.
The nature of this world is different to that of the next. Many things are hidden from us in this life.
This life is meaningful. What we do here affects our lives here, but more importantly, in the hereafter.
It's not a case of "one mistake" though, is it. It is about our intentions.
If a person can't be trusted here, then why should they EVER be trusted?
..but that is the case.Because people can change. You can regret your actions and would like to undo them. I suppose most of us have gone through something like that once. It is not merciful to pin someone down on a wrong action and leave it at that. There should be opportunities to repent and try again..
I think of Hermeticism as more extensive. I think of it as seeking not just mastery but liberation from nature?