The basic teachings of Esoteric and Exoteric Christianity differ drastically between Schools. At the Institute, we analyze portions of the writings of both the inner and outer forms of Dogmatic Christianity for their spiritual significance and usefulness for attaining Self-Mastery, Enlightenment, and authentic altruism--the hallmarks of living within the Kingdom of God.
Factors important for a sound analysis include, but are not limited to,
*Internal factual and conceptual inconsistencies between related narratives.
*Documenting shared versus unique auxiliary information between narratives.
*Biases of the writers towards particular religious and secular groups.
*Probable dating of writing so to assure that it was written when said.
*Complete understanding of the historical source of earlier theological dogmas on current ones.
*Evaluating the inherent quality of prior and current Revealed Knowledge.
Our goal is to reconstruct what we call Archetypal Christianity, or the Original and Authentic Source Thought Form, existing in Eternity with the Godhead to benefit all sentient creatures in their search for the Kingdom of God Within.
Traditionally in spiritual systems, the Godhead is perceived as a Holy Trinity. The most common depiction is a triad of three male gods, as seen in Sumer, Babylon, Greece-Rome, Ireland, Phoenicia, mainstream Hinduism, and other cultures. I would be reminiscent not to note that female triadic deities are found in the Greek goddess Hekate, the Sumerian triad of Qudshu-Astarte-Anat, the Celtic goddesses of sovereignty Ériu-Fódla-Banba, and the female consorts of the Vishnu Triad.
Most of the Trinities mentioned above comprise separate deities, in contrast, with the Near Eastern concept of a Trinity as one in substance, but three in expression, as seen in the Hindu and Christian Trinities.
The Puranas contain an interchange between a devotee and the Hindu triad of Brahma. Vishnu and Siva. The devotee asks, “O ye three Lords! Know that I recognize only one God. Inform me, therefore, which of you is the true divinity, that I may address to him alone my adorations.”
The three gods, Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Siva the Deconstructing, becoming manifest to him, reply, “Learn, O devotee, that there is no real distinction between us. What to you appears such is only the semblance. The single being appears under three forms by the acts of creation, preservation, and destruction, but he is one.”
The Christian’s patriarchal Trinity was not taught by Lord Yeshua, though he mentioned the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost as Spiritual Entities. Incorporating these three Entities into a Hindu-like Divine Triad was completed in the Fourth Century with the Athanasian Creed and the 381 CE Council of Constantinople. The Christian Trinity differs slightly from the Hindu having a Creator-Father, Preserving-Holy Ghost, and a Revealing-Son. The Revealing-Son comes to destroy the old and introduce the new.
The second Trinity is found in the spiritual texts of Krishna, Kashmir Shaivites, and Mahayana Buddhists recognize Divinity manifesting as the Truth Body, the Bliss Body of the Husband-Wife, and the Incarnation Body of the Godhead as male or female.
A third Trinity is found in non-patriarchal Egypt of a true family comprising Father, Mother, and Son.
The School's theological position is that the Godhead Archetype's underlying structure shares some existing Triads concepts, but is incomplete and contaminated with human gender bias.
To arrive at the best model of the Godhead of Archetypal Christianity, we need to note that the fundamental basic social unit in most known cultures is the nuclear family comprising grandparents, parents, and children. It is unlikely that human complexity would have arisen under evolutionary pressures without the nuclear family unit.
As humans are noun-object- and not verb-action-based creatures, societies create Sacred Images to commune and worship the Formless Godhead. While Sacred Images display immense variation between cultures, some Images work better than others. Our School posits that the most user-friendly Sacred Image for addressing the Manifest Godhead is to see it as a Sacred Nuclear Family with Grandparents, Parents, and Children with balanced gender (which we call Brahman Manifest). We believe that the Natural Sacred Form Appearance of the Manifest Godhead is a Family with several members representing different aspects and potentialities of the Single Unmanifest Godhead (Brahman Unmanifest).
We posit that the Sacred-Human Family dyad is optimal under the Hermetic Principle of Correspondence, “As above so below, as below so above. What resides in the Godhead’s Consciousness manifests in the psychophysical worlds.“
This conclusion is supported by the spiritual insights and revelations of our School's Initiates, which establish that the Manifest Godhead's proper Form is a Hexad and not a Triad. In Original Christian theology, the Grandparents (Cosmic Mind) visualize the desired outcome of a new universe; the Parents are the Will and Laws of Creation (Demiurgos), and the Son and Daughter are the Revealers and Avatars incarnating on Earth so to guide sentient creatures, so the Plan is fulfilled as best as possible.
In our format, Yeshua infused with the Holy Son is the Incarnating Christ. His Holy Sister Ariel is the Comforter who Christ said would remain after his departure. The position of the Father is really the Father-Mother.
I will reveal more as time moves ahead in our blogs and courses.
Our School's goal is to advance the world’s understanding of the manifest nature of the Original and Authentic Spirituality of the Godhead. We do this by removing the theological errors introduced in the past religions to use the pristine Teachings established by the Godhead. The goal of all Esoteric Spirituality is to awaken to a conscious state of enlightenment and self-mastery where its biology and natural evolution no longer hinder the tyro.
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