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Towards an Age of Light

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“Working out beneath the surface of the information and communications revolution, is an arcane process with tremendous implications for humanity’s future. In the digital circuits on which the Internet, computers and cellular phones all rely, electricity is made to run through the circuitry pattern on a silicon chip performing an ordered, repetitive dance – the rudiments of ceremony and ritual.”   Lucis Trust

Sunflower Cosmos

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We are light spheres. The sun is clearly also a light sphere, and the planets of our solar system borrow sunlight in imitation of star-like radiance. Our evolution takes place within the Sun’s aura, and within the Earth’s aura.

The magnetism of the Earth and its fiery core are as essential to us as the sun. We spread light on the surface, where from space, the cities of Earth shine as patterned lights. The photosynthetic green of Earth incorporates less apparent luminosity for there are numberless realms of hidden light. Clairvoyant vision reports light spheres everywhere, including centers within our ethereal bodies as well as in the countless spheres of space. Everywhere there are centers within centers in a hierarchy of lights.

Light and forms follow laws, and the laws of evolution are the laws not only of form, but of light. Forms themselves appear to be crystallized light, and on light we are absolutely dependent. But as beings of light, we are also self-dependent, and the more so as sun-self rises. We give and receive, and the greater ways of it only show in the steps of our more full awakening to inner and outer radiance.

Our being is rooted in cosmic star stuff, whether conceived as the big bang of science or the big bloom of metaphysics. We live our life within the forms and light patterns of cosmic entities, spheres within spheres on an ever-ascending scale. It is no wonder that ancient cultures saw God in the Sun, and Gods in the stars. From our planetary to our cosmic matrix we are continuous with light and life. Someone rightly said we “Live by an invisible sun within us.” It is no great leap to the thought that the whole solar system lives by an invisible sun of which visible light is the analog. And if we find the roots of our physical life in the objective sun, it is not hard to imagine a higher counterpart from which our spiritual life is inspired. So, along this line of adventure, the ancient symbolism of self as sun takes on new meaning, and in its fuller assimilation our own life takes on new meaning. It is only left for us to intuit the profound workings and sacred mysteries of the laws of light.

Sunflower Motivations

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Something above phantasmal self shines continually. We try to find it in acquisitions. We humor each other with names attached to faces and voices, and play games of getting, but all unconsciously, and for a purpose hidden, then slowly revealed.

And finally, to approach acquisition and faculty by way of love–that I think, is key. The Sun, symbol of self, is our archetype. The physical sun serves us well, and the spiritual sun serves well. We also must serve well, which is the value of getting. Acquisition, personal growth, aspiration, seem to me to be preparatory schools that find they’re meaning in service of light. Our light-seeking moves toward discovered radiance in which is our happiness. And as sun cannot help but give itself in radiance, so also our inner nature. We are more light sphere than anything, and with but a thin veil between brain and our fiery core.

Worldly Reflections

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Without intuitive light, we exist imprisoned in symbols, in forms, in surrounding things. But by light we pass through symbol to meaning by way of intuition. Or failing this we are caught in symbol, mistaking it for the real. To be caught is easy, because symbols are not entirely dark–there is borrowed light in them, a moonlight reality, mirror of the sun’s radiation. Without the sunlight of intuition, only glamour is visible, and we exist then in an eerie moonlight world, knowing only surface lights. While moonlight is from the surface, sunlight shines from an inner depth. So moonlight is borrowed but sunlight is fiery-original and an apt symbol of intuition. On the surface we live in a moonlight world of things, yet rightly seen each natural thing conjures for us the sunlight world.

True life expresses in a radiance that illuminates all surrounding things. Knowledge or consciousness may be conceived as the source of this interior radiance–it is the light of intuition or teaching from within. It is revelation of truth, the release of imprisoned splendor.