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Calls to Hidden Realms

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All the chains of thought and words, the countless sounds and songs of our inner life, all make calls to hidden realms. Common words reinforce the common bondage, while the higher ones call to freedom and life. In words, these bodies of thought, a secret life and help is woven, and a beautiful magic lives in the spark between word and meaning.

The mediators of mystic potentialities surround us. I believe the most sacred invocations may slip unexpectedly into your voice and the voices of friends. See how a song repeats, how the lyrics come rounded with magic appeal, how the words hide joyous scriptures just beneath… I feel the most secret musical formulas are calls that set lines of light dancing in the air, lines of communion along which run the colors of our love for all that is luminous and beautiful. They thread instantly across mountains and seas, binding the most remote points in creative intimacy. There are voices in the lattice of lights, a vibrant intercourse, a comprehension that is the archetype of speech.

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.

Truth and truth—a limited rendering

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There is cosmic Truth; kin to the energy that patterns all the suns in Space. It is transcendent Spirit, pure Light beyond thought and word.

There is Monadic truth, the sun-like core of Self, mystically one with spatial suns.

There is intuitional truth, pure Beautiful light, and more of truth than fits most any brain.

There is truth of soul, a fire above the mind, and great, but well below the fires of the great hierarchy of suns.

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There is the relative truth that developed mind takes and forms to words. It embraces the practical and the communicative. It is thought-truth in which we may see, from time to time, mirrored sparkles of things cosmic and mysterious.

There are truths on the many strata of the emotional plane, an array of sensing and sensitivities in graded steps from most beautiful downward toward the darkly glamorous and exclusive pseudo truths of the fanatics.

But what is our relation to truth? We are light obstructions becoming clear light transmitters. All the common of intellect, of emotion and body, and all ordinary noise that we do and say—all this competes with the pure pressures from above, with the transcendental. So, in our sleepy misalignment we block our creative gifts, and our fears, greater than our loving desire to give, hold us in prison.

Yet then there comes the upward turned eye, the pure feeling, the creatively tensed thought—these instruments of divinity manifest. And as the eye mirrors suns in the far depths of space, so a certain turn of mind and heart mirrors the mystic, the most Transcendent. Then we render ourselves most clearly, drawing ever closer to the energy that patterns suns, ever closer to transcendent Spirit, to pure Light beyond thought and word.

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The View from Childhood and Space

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In the garden, the child asks, “Where is God?” With omnipresence, we might find God behind that curtain of galaxies in the far depths of space, or in the gift of flowers? Where is God the child asks. Smiling mother touches the child’s forehead and answers, “Right here.”

Galaxies might look severe, yet It must be a fiery but gentle God that nurtures the aura of youth, for the muted radiance of the child is easy on the eyes.  Still, galaxies can not be discounted. Isn’t God more intense than the brightest sun? Some imagine approaching the God of all things directly. and right now, yet even the distant center of our modest solar system gives us sunburn. And it’s not hard to picture that even a lesser angelic visitor may be more than our eyes can bear. It seems degrees of separation are required for our protection, and serious adaption to the advancing radiance. But even with the dangers of life, there remains the wonderful concept of a vast hierarchy of light, otherwise the gulf between man and deity would be impassable.