Re: the limits of AP and the modern world
- I agree. Developing all spiritual receptors consciously is more (more
than more) than twice a life time's endeavour, through a discipline
of living a conscious life. Therefore, while through it all, we are
tantatively opening our spiritual ears, eyes and smell among the 12
senses, there probably is some data from the supersensible world that
we are receiving without such senses being totally focused nor our
logic being fully able to process and weigh it.
And, in a period of transition such as ours, in my opinion, we must
be open yet discerning. Steiner mentioned that Christ would appear
before us in the etheric, in our epoch, and that denying such
perceptions would just hinder our passage to a higher consciousness.
Just a thought in this debate.
But this is only an aspect of the question in the "duel" of passive
VS active extra-sensory perceptions. :-)
The is in the Kabbal an indication of how to attain supersensible
perceptions without the fogginess or atavisting deceptions. The first
sephirot, Malkhut, represents man on Earth at our stage. All the
higher sephirots represents angels, archangels, dominations. In other
words, higher perceptions. Though the branching that connect together
all these sephirot are many, there is only one path leading to them
from Malkhut (where man stands). And it goes through Iesod. Iesod is
symbolized by the moon. As we know, science tells us that the moon
reflects the light Earth. So as long as we don't develop a clear
logic down here, that we don't get out of the fog of our own lives,
the Kabbal tells us that we will only see the higher beings and the
perceptions they offer through the reflection of the fog of our own
--- In anthroposophy@y..., "jeff auen" <pacbay@h...> wrote:
> I only disagree with the point that all mediumship is atavistic.
Its is usually unreliable and inconsistent as most of us know. But
there are many kinds of "channeling" or psycho-spiritual
awakenings. Telepathic communication would fall under this category
it would seem (unconsciousness reception of spiritual forces or
information from an unseen being) but this may be a transition phase
for some and not at all regressive. I was exposed to one school in
the past and the principle they held was this: few can really enter
the spiritual worlds consciously without great effort, transformaton
and life changes. Such an experience will disrupt one's normal life
in most cases. When someone is "ready" but not fully able to make
the leap, other means can be used to communicate freely and this can
include certain types of "receptive communications" from a teacher.
No trance is involved. The individual if fully attentive and is
trained to distingush between one's own thoughts and that otherse
entering one's consciousness. And as I understand it, the progressive
nature of AP initiation does not go from a to b to c but one chakra
can awaken and reveal knowledge without clairvoyance being activated.
Feeling knowledge, intuitions, thought connections can be made