TIME FOR HUMANITY’S TRANSFORMATION
The motivation for the next level in the Know Thyself Initiative commenced in 2019 when we were instructed to launch the 2020 Revision Movement. Although this did not become a reality until November 1st, 2022, on April 4th, 2020, the Know Thyself Initiative became the K.T.I. Institute for Spiritual Transformation. Since the initial change in 2020 was instigated before the seriousness of the pandemic was recognized, or the Global marches addressing racism and injustice, we knew we were nearing the next and perhaps final phase in our mission, because the mass consciousness appeared to be awakening.
As our initiates know, in the Summer of 2008 we were guided to instigate the Know Thyself Initiative (KTI), which we thought would be completed by 2012. However, since then we have published nine more books, five of which became an integral part of the Initiative. In essence, our goal for KTI was, and still is, to share the Ancient Wisdom on Spiritual Evolution that we were led to. The amazing thing is that we understand everyone apparently knows this information prior to birth, but unfortunately forgets it during early childhood. Nonetheless, as we repeatedly say, this knowledge has been handed down in multiple forms as The Mysteries throughout time to help Humanity remember the imperative to spiritually transform when we were ready. That time is now.
A constant theme of spiritual transformation is the requirement to change the way we think, which as stated is the real meaning of the word “repent.” But how do we change the “way we think?” Obviously, throughout our lives we change “what” we think multiple times, as we re-evaluate data and evidence, but this is not the same as “changing the way we think”, so what do we mean? The answer comes down to changing the way we look at the world, especially our place and role in it. In other words, why we are here. What we did not realize until recently, is the Universe, God, or the Supreme Consciousness that we call Great Spirit-Mind has been dropping hints by inspiring individual’s innovations. As we understand it, this has been happening for some time, which is another indication that Humanity is ready to transform.
We recognize in light of recent events that many would argue against the Human Race being capable of agreeing on whether the sky is blue, let alone collectively reviewing the purpose of Life. However, an increasing number of people have already been exposed to a different perspective through those innovative and inspired discoveries. The most obvious is the field of Quantum Physics, which reveals that at the subatomic level our universe is predominantly empty space, not to mention the fact that subatomic particles have demonstrated independent consciousness.
Even more relevant spiritually were three breakthroughs in the 1990s, starting with the work of the late Dr. Masaru Emoto. His inspired contribution was to demonstrate the effect of sound and thoughts on water through photographs of frozen water crystals. His work revealed that we are constantly subliminally affecting this precious resource, which lest we forget makes up at least 70% of our bodies. Then there is the inspirational video What the Bleep Do We Know, which also turned the concept of our effect on the world on its head. The third revelation concerned the inner makeup of our world, through the discovery of fractal geometry and the Mandelbrot Set, which opened up an inner infinite universe to us.
All of the above discoveries occurred at the end of the last millennium, but we see a new way of thinking continually being demonstrated through blockbuster films like the Matrix trilogy, the Avatar movies, and the recent sequel to Frozen that posited the 4 Elements being conscious. Moreover, over the last thirty years, an increasing number of TV shows such as Quantum Leap, and Stargate SG1 have also suggested that consciousness is separate from the body.
Considering the popularity of the movies and TV shows, as well as the generally favorable reception of the discoveries mentioned above, in 2000 the future seemed hopeful for the world and the Human Race, but then we were hit with 9 11 and the subsequent wars and rise of dictators. In fact, over the next two decades the world seemed to regress spiritually a little more each year. Yet, underneath at the subconscious level, the Mass Consciousness was stirring, which erupted in 2020.
WHY WE CALLED OUR WEBSITE THE 2020 REVISION MOVEMENT
Following our 2021 Winter Solstice ceremony for the Divine Realm to correct the “Watcher’s mistake”, we were moved to reexamine the unsettling events of the previous year. As stated above, this was manifested on November 1st, 2022, when we launched the 2020 Revision Movement.
Some may wonder at our choice of title for our website, as it limits it to a specific year. Still, although the numbers 2020 do refer to that specific year, the title has a much deeper spiritual meaning. First, 2020 is the common term for perfect vision, but here we would use the synonym clarity, meaning that instead of being clouded by emotion and confusion, we need to look at the situation in that year from an objective perspective. As for the word Revision, we see that its primary synonyms are change, correction, review, modification, and amendment, with other synonyms being reconsideration, adjustment, and improvement. Taking these synonyms together we could see the title 2020 Revision Movement as referring to a need to reexamine the status quo with clear vision, with a view of making amendments and adjustments to improve the situation for everyone.
On the surface, the worldwide movement of marches that peaked in 2020 was about “correcting” the wrongs of history, such as slavery, antisemitism, and segregation. They were also motivated by the rise in prejudice and racism, which was highlighted in the brutality against minorities by some officers in law enforcement. However, apart from addressing bigotry and racism in all of its manifestations, another motivation to take to the streets at that time throughout the world was to protest corruption and greed in the political arena.
Clearly, there is no doubt most marchers believed they were moved by the above reasons to take to the streets in protest across the world. Nevertheless, we learned there was something more important behind this powerful “movement”, as the marchers were being impelled spiritually by an evolutionary and subconscious need to understand our division. For more than two decades we too sought the answer to this question, and thankfully recently found the answer in the term Know Thyself.
In researching the above term, we discovered that the words originate from the lintel over the entrance to a school for The Mysteries at Delphi, in ancient Greece. Even so, we were surprised to learn that the full title was “Know Thyself and Thou Shall Know ALL the Mysteries of the Gods and the Universe.” Sounds a little grandiose, so how should we interpret this full title. Throughout our investigation of The Mysteries one theme was paramount, the need to address the human ego that we understood meant giving up any kind of self-importance, something hardly in line with Delphi’s title. Moreover, the Bible’s statement that “Ye are gods”, not to mention Jesus’ assurance that with enough faith we could “move mountains”, also appeared to feed the ego, rather than humble us.
So which is it, are we all powerful or merely servants. The answer is both, because when we spiritually transform then we recognize that because Life contains a divine spark of the Supreme Being, then we are all destined to reunite in Spirit. In the meantime, we are here to serve the Divine Plan, in whatever capacity that was preordained. For our purposes here, Jesus’ most important statement was in John 8:32 when he said, “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”, because we believe it was the underlying impetus driving the masses in 2020. In fact, it leads us full circle to the purpose of Evolution.
As our initiates know, we started the Know Thyself Initiative by dissecting The Good News: An Alternate Theory, paragraph by paragraph. To reiterate, this “Missive” was inspired between 2004 and 2005 by the Gnostic Gospels from the Nag Hammadi Library. In this original, and the subsequent revised GOOD NEWS REVERBERATION, we relate the Gnostic belief that all Life’s purpose is to transmute the four Elements back to Spirit. Then combining these teachings with H.P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine we understood that the Universe and Life has evolved over billions of years, passing through the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, until reaching our human kingdom, where we have gained complete autonomous consciousness.
Although we resonated with the Gnostic teachings, we couldn’t see how to explain them scientifically. Then our friend Carl Calleman published his new book THE LIVING UNIVERSE: The New Theory of Origins, Explaining Consciousness, the Big Bang, Fine-tuning, “Dark Matter”, the Evolution of Life and Human History.
Carl’s book scientifically demonstrates how the Universe, galaxies, and stars are all a conscious part of evolution, which inspired the opening headline EARTH REINSTATED AS CENTER OF LIVING UNIVERSE, on our 2020 Revision Movement website. Although the headline was generated by Carl's book, it does not deny our Solar system's position on an outer arm of the Milky Way galaxy, it simply presents a different way of seeing Life’s purpose. To that end, not only does Carl’s “Theory of Everything” reveal that an intelligent consciousness drives evolution, it also means that we are all connected to it, which is exactly what the Ancient Mysteries have taught for thousands of years.
Astonishingly, as enlightening as Carl’s book was, a few weeks after reading it, we watched Netflix’s inspired documentary Our Universe, narrated by the brilliant Morgan Freeman, which revealed how we could interpret Gnostic terminology scientifically. Astrophysics tells us that at the instant of the Big Bang, all the components that would make up the entire universe were concentrated into a single “grain/molecule”, complete and whole. As the universe expanded, the elements began to spread out, becoming diffused.
From the Gnostic perspective, as we explained in Stage 5 Wisdom, the above timeframe would be when The Christ and Sophia descended beneath the Veil, and their energy and consciousness was exposed to duality. Again, since The Christ was directly emanated from the Supreme Being (First Father), The Christ’s energy and consciousness always remained complete and whole. Unfortunately, as Sophia was not emanated from the Supreme Being, but from His projection, when she descended into the duality of the lower planes, her consciousness became less contained and therefore diffused. This change is how the creation of the Soul Plane evolved. Although we have tried to explain this, we feel that it is probably advantageous to further clarify this very important teaching.
To reiterate, after Sophia and What-has-been-Willed’s emotions (contaminated essence) was expelled from the Pleroma, a Veil or Limit was set up to protect the realm. Sophia and The Christ then descended beneath the Veil and transformed the emotions of Fear, Grief, Ignorance, and Confusion into the four Elements of Water, Air, Fire, and Earth. These four Elements were then used to construct the entire physical universe. The emergence of The Creator/Demiurge and all the Astrological Powers and Archons were the result of both The Christ and Sophia’s consciousness and energy. Therefore, because these Divine powers were born, so to speak, beneath the Veil from the diffused consciousness and energy of Sophia, as well as the pure energy of The Christ, they were of a dual nature.
Gnostic terminology does not sound scientific, in fact, it sounds mythological. However, in Netflix’s Our Universe, Morgan Freeman not only reminds us that all Life connects to the basic elements in the periodic table, which were present at the Big Bang, he describes how a mysterious force acted on those elements to facilitate the birth of the first stars. When he named that force Gravity, I was immediately reminded of the Gnostic Limit.
In the documentary Morgan Freeman explains that Gravity molded not only the Solar systems and galaxies but was also responsible for the unique formation of Earth, with its “goldilocks” configuration to nurture Life. It seems that Gravity maneuvered other planets and asteroids to collide with the Earth at certain points in its development to not only create the Moon and tilt the planet, thereby slowing its rotation, Gravity’s actions also created an electromagnetic field to prevent the Solar winds stripping the life-giving atmosphere from Earth’s surface.
Netflix’s documentary Our Universe made me realize that Gravity was not only the same force as Carl’s consciousness driving evolution in his Living Universe, it also represented the Gnostic Limit. Lest we forget, this “Limit” was created to “protect” the Divine realm of the Pleroma, while with the help of the Creator or Demiurge Sophia and The Christ transformed the expelled emotions into the four Elements in the construction of the physical universe.
IDENTIFYING AND TRANSMUTING THE EMOTIONS
If the revelations from Carl’s book, and Netflix’s Our Universe wasn’t incredible enough, one of my favorite writers’ new book, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience helped confirm that transmutation of the Elemental Emotions is a real thing. We touched on emotions in Stage 6 Understanding, however, Professor Brené Brown’s book and understanding revealed how the “Shadow” used its individual portion in human beings, the counterfeit-spirits, or Eckhart Tolle’s pain-bodies to create false emotions in order to subvert our spirits. Consequently, in stage transformation, we will review emotions through her eyes, as well as connect them to the spiritual teachings.
For us to transmute the Elemental Emotions we need to transmute them at the Elemental stage, and to do that requires understanding emotions on a deeper level, which is where both the Gnostics and inspired writers like Professor Brené Brown’s work comes in. It seems her new book was inspired after her team asked 7,500 people to name all the emotions they experience. When the majority only came up with three, “happy, sad, and pissed off”, she saw this limited response as a crisis in our emotional vocabulary, and deeply concerned wrote Atlas of the Heart: as a way to “help address” this crisis. Reminding us of Great Spirit-Mind’s statement that the “Key to the Mysteries is hidden in the English Language”, she writes that it all comes down to language, because by only being able to cite a handful of emotions, we are unable to fully express ourselves.
In her book Professor Brené Brown identifies 87 emotions, but sadly space does not allow for a discussion on all of them. As a result, we chose to focus on her understanding of the nuances around those emotions that we could associate to the Gnostic and Kabbalistic teachings on their connection to the Elements. Although the Kabbalists only viewed Fire, Water, and Air as Elements, considering Earth as a combination of all three, as we shall see, the Gnostics provided another level. This is because the Gnostics were not just speaking of literal elements, they were also referring to the spiritual or energetic aspects of the elements in terms of emotions.
It is important to understand that because it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend Divine operations; the Light always provides help in our development through myth and allegory. Case in point, as previously discussed, the Gnostic myth of a Divine Being (Sophia) making the mistake of leaving her partner (What-has- been-Willed) in an attempt to know the Father. In the myth, her actions resulted in the creation of the negative emotions of Fear, Grief, Ignorance, and Confusion, which were incompatible with the Pleroma.
Originally, because the Gnostics only held Sophia as the cause of Creation, we thought that she was responsible for all emotions, however, we recently came to understand that Sophia’s emotions were not the only factor in the Creation of the Universe. Due to her connection with her active partner, What-has-been-Willed, her actions affected him, eliciting the emotion of Anger, or as the Gnostics referred to it, Ignorance.
Reiterating the relevant points again, because every part of Sophia and her partner What-has-been-Willed is Divine, these emotions also contain divine energy or sparks that became trapped in the matter, or the Elements of Creation. As stated, with the help of the Demiurge, The Christ and Sophia set up the universe to rescue the sparks through the process of both Spiritual and physical Evolution. They achieved this by maneuvering the Life-Principle into an isolated area of the universe, our Solar System, to be the arena to play out the rescue. Unfortunately, the angels who were to administer the process made the mistake of giving the humans access to the Astral Plane before they were ready, resulting in the creation of the World-Soul and his progeny “Shadow of Deception” from the thoughts and emotions of the Human Race. This development necessitated The Christ, Sophia, and her partner What-has- Been-Willed to begin incarnating to teach us our true origin, and purpose for Life.
Every religion has some kind-of myth to explain the reason for Creation. For instance, we find another explanation in the Kabbalists teaching that YAWEH desiring to experience existence poured Himself into a vessel. As expected, the vessel could not contain the energy and exploded into an unfathomable number of particles, which is obviously an allegory for the Big Bang.
Each teaching is saying essentially the same thing; something Divine is trapped within the atoms, or elements of the universe. In both cases, the Gnostics and Kabbalists teach that we free the divine sparks by the conscious actions of the Life- Principle on Earth. For the Kabbalists it is through good deeds and actions, for the Gnostics it was Gnosis or knowledge, i.e. knowing our true origins. We see this teaching reflected in Jesus’ instructions on how to live. Even more relevant to this teaching was his insistence that the Kingdom of God was within us.
Moving to the Emotions/Elements, chapter one of Atlas of the Heart: addresses varying degrees of Fear, which of course represents the element Water. Starting with anxiety, Professor Brown points out this emotion can present as either a “state or trait”, with the latter being seen as ingrained into the personality, such as someone suffering from anxiety. On the other hand, a state is temporary and situational, as in being anxious about taking a test. Another subsection in this chapter is worry, however Professor Brown does not define worry as an emotion, rather she describes it as “the thinking part of anxiety.”
A more intense level of temporary anxiety is dread, which we learn “occurs frequently” when anticipating something “negative” happening. However, it can also manifest over what many would see as superficial events, such as stage-fright. When someone fears any kind of activity, for them as Professor Brown says, dread’s “magnitude increases as the dreaded event draws nearer.”
Although Anxiety and Dread are usually about future events, Professor Brown believes fear represents the present, as well as being transitory. Noting that Fear, which can present as either a “state or trait” is a primal emotion, she reminds us that we feel fear when our physical wellbeing is threatened. Accepting this, I knew that it is often also triggered psychologically through phobias or fearing for a loved one.
Regrettably today, with the advent of Social Media, there is another aspect of Fear addressed in this chapter that is connected to acceptance, Comparison. According to Professor Brown, Comparison is the “crush of conformity”, meaning that people are struggling to conform with their peers, while simultaneously striving to exceed them. Regarding this, the Professor tells us that “researcher Frank Fujita” reported that “social comparisons” have nothing to do with being happy or fulfilled, rather they are driven by “fear, anger, shame, and sadness.”
Experts warn that young people are under tremendous pressure to be in the “in- crowd”, and avoid the pain of being excluded, or worse, being targeted by malicious texts and posts. This is a very real phenomena, which Professor Brown relates has physical repercussions, as our brains “experience” both physical and “social pain” in the same location and both forms of pain can trigger fear. So how do we transmute such a potent force?
Obviously, from the evolutionary perspective, Fear had its place in helping us survive by stimulating the fight or flight response whenever we are in danger. Even some phobias were beneficial sometimes, such as fear of “poisonous” spiders and large pythons and “venomous” snakes. Since the element that represents Fear is Water, which makes up 70% of our bodies, its transmutation has to be about overcoming perceived fears that do not threaten our lives. We recounted an excellent example of how to achieve this while helping a good friend transmute a debilitating fear of heights that extended to her being unable to cross the Golden-Gate bridge. This incident was recorded in Guy’s book, Chronicles of Guy’s Intradimensional Divine Encounters:
“…I had arranged to go to San Francisco, California with a girlfriend (We’ll call her Mary). One of the reasons we were going was for Mary to address her pathological fear of heights, in particular bridges. She had determined that she was going to conquer her phobia on that trip, by walking over the Golden Gate Bridge. Mary felt it was vital she conquer her fear, because she was unable to even drive over a bridge, let alone cross on foot. Prior to leaving, Mary had discussed her phobia with Suzzan, and we had arranged to call her from the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge.
“Having never had to address a phobia before, I was surprised by the sheer terror Mary was exhibiting as we prepared to cross the bridge. We had just taken the first few steps onto it, when she became rigid with fear. Her face was ashen, and tears filled her eyes. Knowing how much Mary wanted to conquer her fear, I dragged the terrified woman a hundred feet to the first support, where she stood shaking from head to toe, frozen in fear. Realizing that there was no way I was going to get this woman anywhere near the center of the bridge as we had planned, I pulled out my phone to call Suzzan.
“When I explained how terrified Mary was and that it would be impossible to get her to the middle, let alone across the bridge, Suzzan said ‘Give Mary the phone’. I watched awestruck, as while holding the phone to her ear, after a minute Mary slowly and deliberately walked to the railing and scanned the horizon. Then to my utter astonishment, I saw the previously terrified woman lean over the railing to look down into the water.
“Turning away from the railing and smiling with not a trace of fear on her face, Mary handed the phone back to me. In a state of almost disbelief, I relayed to Suzzan what had happened and thanking her said goodbye. When I put the phone back in my pocket, I was further awestruck, when instead of leaving the bridge, Mary proceeded to walk calmly across the entire length of Golden Gate Bridge unaided. Walking by her side, I asked her what had happened, reminding her that I had needed to drag her to the first support. Smiling, Mary matter-of-factly said, ‘Suzzan told me that my fear came from the fact I had fallen from a bridge and died in a previous life. She reminded me that I knew that death was not the end and to visualize myself jumping off, but instead of falling, I was flying. It felt so liberating and all the fear just instantly left me.’
“Back in Tacoma, I told Suzzan how I had watched Mary’s terror instantly leave her never to return. I knew that Mary’s fear had gone for good, because as well as bridges she was also deathly afraid of heights of any kind. To make sure that it wasn’t just a fluke, the next day, I took Mary to explore Golden Gate Park that has some very high points. I was both awed and pleased to report that she displayed not a trace of fear.
“I questioned Suzzan on how Mary could overcome such an obviously paralyzing phobia so quickly. She explained that ‘often when a person experiences a traumatic death, the last moment of fear and terror becomes seared onto the soul and is carried into future incarnations. However, when an individual realizes that death is not the end, in the right circumstances you can reconnect the moment of death with the joy of understanding the spirit never dies. The very first words I said were the key, because her reply opened her soul to God through my voice. Remember, I said that when we are open then God can and does speak through us. Consequently, when I asked Mary if she trusted me, in her moment of terror she told me she did, God was able to talk directly to her spirit and bring into her consciousness what she had forgotten.’ I will never forget this event and I doubt that Mary will either. The amazing thing was that not only Mary, but also Suzzan and I shared this miracle.”
To reiterate, since Water, the element representing Fear, makes up 70% of our bodies, its transmutation has to be about overcoming perceived fears that do not threaten our lives. Clearly, in the case with Guy and Mary above we had help, however, the process is the same. Apart from experiencing fear when we are in danger, we transmute all other forms with logic and reason. Once Mary remembered that death is not the end, her fear of falling no longer held any power.
Turning to the next Gnostic/Kabbalistic Element Air, we see that it represents the painful emotion of Grief, which is as complex as Fear. Included in this category is Despair. However, Professor Brown delves much deeper into the levels of Grief, adding Anguish, Hopelessness, as well as simple Sadness to this category.
I will start with the mildest form of Grief, Sadness, which Professor Brown equates with both being human and bravery, as well as being a part of life. Yet, Sadness consists of varying degrees, as Professor Brown is quick to point out, when she states that although it contains components of grief and depression, Sadness is “not the same” as either. Moreover, it seems that Sadness can be a good thing, which is why sad movies are so popular. Apparently, according to Professor of psychology, Joseph P. Forgas, when we are sad, we are less “judgmental…more sensitive to social norms…” and more generous. Professor Brown adds that some academic researchers postulate that sad events can lead to people changing their path in life. For the author, she confesses that owning her Sadness was essential in her developing “compassion and empathy.”
In her discussion on the more intense designations of Hopelessness and Despair, amazingly, Professor Brown includes Hope, opening with the statement, “We need hope like we need air.” Not surprisingly, she explains that Hope is the antidote for both Hopelessness and Despair, which apparently appear as both emotions and experiences in our lives. However, although Hope is the antidote for the aforementioned emotions, surprisingly it is not defined as one.
Regardless of Hopelessness and Despair being thought of as synonyms of one another, Professor Brown reports that researchers of the former rarely “mention” the latter in their conclusions. Defining Hopelessness as the result of “negative” experiences and “thought patterns”, Professor Brown believes that when these are combined with both blaming ourselves and not seeing a way out of the situation, we experience and feel Hopelessness, which can lead to suicide. Summing up the difference between Hopelessness and Despair, she states that “Despair is a sense of hopelessness about a person’s entire life and future.” The professor believes that we experience and feel Despair only when “extreme hopelessness seeps into all corners of our lives and combines with extreme sadness…” Leaving how the antidote Hope combats these destructive emotions till later, let’s address what I consider the strongest expression of Grief, Anguish.
Shockingly, Professor Brown highlights Anguish with two gut-wrenching scenes. The first is a painting by August Friedrich Albrecht, depicting a mother sheep bleating out pitifully while standing over her dead lamb, as she tries to protect the body from crows waiting to devour the carcass. The other is a sculpture entitled Dark Elegy, with Lifesize depictions of the wives and mothers in anguish over their dead husbands and sons and daughters killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988. This horrific act killed 270 people when it brought down the plane onto the Scottish village of Lockerbie. Both scenes perfectly portray Professor Brown’s interpretation of Anguish, when she writes, “Anguish is an almost unbearable and traumatic swirl of shock, incredulity, grief, and powerlessness.”
Further defining Grief, Professor Brown names three subcategories listed by Tashel Bordere of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia, Acute, Integrated, Complicated, and Disenfranchised. We soon learn that these are not connected to the well-known 5 Stages of Grief, proposed by Elizabeth Kubler Ross of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, because the latter’s theory centered on someone learning they were dying from a terminal illness, and although it concerned loss of life, it wasn’t about losing a loved one. In this regard, although admitting that grief consists of many emotions, Professor Brown believes the Center’s four designations are more helpful in defining the many levels of grief.
Taking them one at a time, starting with Acute grief, as expected this form is experienced immediately after the loss of a loved one, and involves a mixture of very intense and powerful feelings of “yearning, longing” and deep sadness, together with waves of “anxiety, bitterness, anger, remorse, guilt, and/or shame.” Naturally, at this time all the bereaved can think of is their loved one, and as a result they are unable to “concentrate on anything else.”
From the spiritual perspective, Acute grief is the most distressing because when the bereaved is being tormented by “yearning” for their loved ones, their loved ones are drawn back into the lower planes. There is no judgment here, but we believe this is why the ancients were so scathing about grief. For them, it was important thing to recognize our loved one has transformed into pure consciousness immersed in Love, and that we can connect with that Love, experiencing their joy over their transition.
The second stage, Integrated grief occurs when the bereaved begins to adapt to their loss. However, the Center points out that this does not mean their grieving is over, just that they “integrate” their loss into their lives, making it more about honoring their loved one’s memory but still experiencing diminishing waves of sadness and loss.
Integrated grief above is the healthy and optimum process of the emotion, which doesn’t diminish the pain of loss, it just puts it into the category of “life must go on.” Unfortunately, this is not the case for Complicated grief, because something traps the bereaved in the Acute stage for a prolonged period. People experiencing this form of grief are plagued by feelings of intense “emotional pain.” Moreover, they often delude themselves into thinking their “loved one might somehow appear.” Incapable of seeing clearly, they see a future without their loved one as intolerable. Absorbed in their sadness, “Grief dominates their thoughts and feelings with no respite in sight.” At this point, friends and family find it impossible to comfort the bereaved as he or she pushes them away, which adds to the sense of loss. Although Complicated grief presents with the same symptoms as depression, the Center reminds us that grief is not the same.
The last of the four forms of Grief, Disenfranchised, is often unacknowledged, because this form is less defined. It can arise in a child mourning the loss of a parent after divorce, or a parent’s sense of loss due to a miscarriage and or infertility. Another group of victims of this form of grief are family members of suicide. However, the highest occurrence is experienced by sexual assault victims. Summing up the importance of recognizing Disenfranchised grief in these victims, Tashel Bordere relates that rape victims experience a multitude of losses, unseen or “invisible to others.” Tragically, these include loss of their perspective on the world, and their former sense of identity and self-respect. In addition, victims usually lose the ability to trust, as well as their “sense of safety and security”, which tends to mean they lose their independence, often feeling trapped and lonely in their homes.
Shifting back to the spiritual aspect of Grief, something that amazed us was the ancients claim that Grief was a cause of evil. Wondering how is it possible that such a devastating emotion/experience could lead to anything remotely evil, we came to understand it concerned Grief being linked to the elemental emotion of Anger. Consequently, as this involves the last of the three Kabbalistic elements, Fire, it is time to look at the complicated and at times devastatingly destructive emotion of Anger.
On the face of it, as Anger or Wrath is listed as one of the bible’s Seven Deadly Sins, we should not be surprised that when Wrath is connected to Grief, it can lead to evil acts. However, like Fear and Grief there are various levels of Anger, but since we’ve brought up the so-called “Seven Deadly Sins”, we will take a moment to examine them. In brief, we addressed six of them as a part of our anthology on the Tarot in BEYOND DIVINATION: Spiritual Transformation through the Major Arcana.
“Amazingly, according to the RT group all seven so-called “deadly sins” concern our spiritual transformation through opening our Pineal Gland and taking the “sins” one at a time they provide an alternative interpretation. Starting with the most “deadly” in biblical terms known as Pride, the group explains that in order to open the Pineal Gland the very first thing we need to do is surrender our will and re-evaluate our principles. Anger or Wrath is close on the heels of Pride in being detrimental to our spiritual development, as violent emotions undermine not only our effort to transform now but sets us back to the beginning. As for Avarice or Greed, it is impossible to open our Pineal Gland and seek material gains at the same time. In other words, in order to advance spiritually, we need to give up all sense of material success. In a way, Envy should be a no-brainer in its role of our endeavoring to open the Pineal Gland, because from the spiritual perspective, our life’s conditions are exactly what we need to progress. Therefore, to envy someone else’s situation is pointless. Lust, like Anger is detrimental to our spiritual development, as the sex-force is needed for opening the Pineal Gland. Finally, Gluttony is listed as one of the “deadly sins” because it retards the correct use for Digestion, which the transformed subconscious uses to facilitate opening of the Pineal Gland.”
In her book, Professor Brown links Pride with both Humility and Hubris, and seems to suggest that we should not think of the Bible’s so-called worst “sin” as Pride but rather Hubris. Differentiating between the two, she adds the key word authentic to Pride, describing Hubris as “an inflated” idea of our skill based on the need “for dominance”, and not a sense of “pride” for any real ability or talent. It is this form of Pride that is opposite to Humility, which she characterizes as a realistic view of our capabilities and a willingness to consider new theories. Ultimately, we could think of Hubris Pride as something that supports the status quo, whereas Humility can propel us forward.
Getting back to our discussion on Anger and forgoing the so-called “Deadly Sin” of Wrath, initially, Professor Brown dismissed it as a primary emotion. Instead, she viewed it as “secondary” to more difficult to identify emotions, with Anger acting as their “indicator.” However, since the majority of researchers consider Anger as a primary emotion, she took another look.
Earlier we mentioned that certain instances of Sadness are good for us. Remarkably, it seems there is also an aspect of Anger that is beneficial too, namely, righteous anger or righteousness. Even so, Professor Brown asserts that righteousness is not the same as being self-righteous, as the former is an ethical response to injustice, righteous Anger being the “fuel” to impel us to correct it. Alternatively, the latter is driven by ego and judgment in believing we are somehow superior and “know best.” Relating that people in the grip of self-righteousness are locked into a sense of right and wrong, the professor warns that this form of righteousness is often the impetus for violent clashes with others who do not agree.
Not surprisingly, representing the Element Fire, Anger can have physical repercussions, which according to Professor Brown has the ability to activate our nervous system. Stressing that it is essential to address anger properly, she warns that if we fail to deal with our anger then we can experience not only social consequences, we can be plagued with mental and physical problems. According to researchers, either giving into explosive bursts of anger, or suppressing it can affect “the health of our brain and other organs...” Interestingly, Professor Brown relates that researchers have determined that aggressive behavior is “partially hereditary” but are unable to locate a “specific gene.”
From the spiritual perspective, although we identified Anger as the primary emotion representing the Element Fire, Gnostic writings do not link Anger to it, instead they equate Fire to Ignorance. Obviously, today ignorance has several meanings, including referring to someone being uneducated, but to understand why the Gnostics linked Fire to Ignorance, we need to know what the word meant 2000 years ago when 99% of the population were uneducated. The answer turned out to be the definition of philistine.
According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, after defining it as a native of Philistine, the noun philistine means “a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values.”
I also found an entry for philistine as an adjective, with a particular relevant quote from New York Times correspondent, Gerald Howard:
The point is truth and beauty, without which our lives will lack grace and meaning, and our civilization will be spiritually hollowed out and the historical bottom line will be that future epochs will remember us as a coarse and philistine people who squandered our bottomlessly rich cultural inheritance for short-term and meaningless financial advantage.
The Merriam Webster dictionary entry explains how philistine could represent ignorance when it relates that the Philistines were a “crude and warlike race…” Since warring people are usually aggressive and angry, I think that as an emotion representing Fire, Anger more than fits the bill.
Following that digression and returning to our investigation of Anger, Professor Brown reports that according to Charles Spielberger, Anger can range between being slightly irritated to full blown furious rage. At this top end of the scale is where we find the “deadly sin” of Wrath. Clearly, this level of Anger is a very dangerous level, which is confirmed by Wikipedia, stating that the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains:
“…The neutral act of anger becomes the sin of wrath when it's directed against an innocent person, when it's unduly unbending or long-lasting, or when it desires excessive punishment. "If anger reaches the point of a "deliberate desire to kill or seriously wound a neighbor, it is gravely against charity; it is a mortal sin" (CCC 2302).”
It is the highest level of Anger that when connected to Grief can result in evil. This is because it is usually connected to a loss at the hands of another, whether perceived or actual, which creates a desire for revenge. Revenge brings in the emotion of Hate that nullifies the Life-force Love, which is why the Bible tells us the Creator said, “Vengeance is mine. I shall repay.” At the time this was written, this passage referred to Karma, addressed in Stage Reason. Even so, Grief’s connection to Anger and vengeance is probably why Wikipedia’s article on Wrath added a comment on Hatred listed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
“…Hatred is the sin of desiring that someone else may suffer misfortune or evil and is a mortal sin when one desires grave harm (CCC 2302-03).”
Moving on to the last of the 4 Gnostic Elemental Emotions, Confusion, we need to examine what the Kabbalists saw as representing a conglomeration of the three Elements of Water, Air, and Fire, namely, Earth. In Atlas of the Heart, Professor Brown reports that Confusion is mostly good for us, defining it as “optimal.” Still, since Confusion is one of the emotions we need to transmute, we thought it might be a good idea to start with the traditional definition of it. According to Wikipedia, the word Confusion “derives from the Latin word, confundo, which means ‘confuse, mix, blend, pour together, disorder, embroil.’” Nevertheless, the article on Wikipedia relates that Confusion is associated with a medical diagnosis, as “the quality or state of being bewildered or unclear.” Moreover, “acute” confusion can be interchangeable with “delirium.”
Overall, Confusion seems to be about mixing up information to confound us, which makes sense when we remember the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11: verses 1-9, which reads.
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and fire them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the LORD said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech." So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused (balal) the language of all the earth, and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
Since the purpose of Evolution at that time was to individuate, obviously a united people thinking and collaborating as one would not work. Consequently, whether the account is mythological, its message conveys that at one point Humanity was united.
From the evolutionary perspective, we could look at the story of the Tower of Babel, as mythically relating the dispersion of the Homo sapiens who survived the drastic Earth changes across the world during the Younger Dryas meltdown of the last Ice Age. Incidentally, this theory is proposed by the research of another one of my favorite authors, Graham Hancock and his latest documentary series on Netflix, Ancient Apocalypse. To me this indicates that Confusion is an evolutionary emotion that developed in humans. Also Professor Brown’s statement that optimal confusion is classified as “critical to knowledge acquisition and learning” is extremely telling, because there are two sides to this emotion, which I believe indicates a change in evolution.
Professor Brown relates that Mary Slaughter and David Rock wrote that learning takes effort, amazingly adding that we need what they call “desirable difficulty.” Evidently, like exercising a muscle to strengthen it, our brain requires a little discomfort to learn. Another researcher, Sidney D’Mello’s study found that “confusion has the potential to motivate”, which can result in “deep learning”, it can also “trigger problem solving.” He concluded that when we are struggling to understand something that confuses us, it forces us to “stop and think”, as well as carefully deliberate as we search for the answer.
With Professor Brown’s interpretation of Confusion, I could see it as a matter of where we are in our Spiritual Evolution. If we are close-minded then it is more difficult to engage in any kind of transmutation of emotions. On the other hand, if we are beginning to question our beliefs, then sorting through a multitude of confusing data objectively can lead to training our brains to think in a different way.
The overall feeling I received in examining the 4 Gnostic Elemental Emotions was they are all multileveled and are designed to help us evolve by learning to transmute them. However, as stated, Professor Brown’s book helped identify emotions that were clearly not a part of natural evolution, because they were created by the individual part of the “Shadow”, the counterfeit-spirit, or Eckhart Tolle’s pain-body.
Even though the “Shadow”, and counterfeit-spirit are no-longer in the picture, their effect is still being felt, as their ally the lower human ego is following their agenda to hamper spiritual progress at all costs. Having learned that emotions were the key to Spiritual transformation, the ego is actively using the false emotions to create chaos. As expected, Fire is the element associated with these emotions.
One of the most spiritually detrimental emotion for us is known as Schadenfreude. To be honest, I was unfamiliar with this word and was surprised to learn that it is a combination of the two German words for “harm and joy.” Since this essentially translates as taking pleasure in another’s “suffering or misfortune”, it was obviously created by the false self. Interestingly, Professor Brown seems to agree as she says that schadenfreude makes it “easy” to create a “counterfeit connection with collective schadenfreude.” Although she associates it in taking pleasure at groups or individuals misfortune that we disagree with, we ask “Could there be a better way of describing the effect of Eckhart Tolle’s Collective Pain-Body that we called the “Shadow of Deception”, with its individual pain-bodies or as we called them the “counterfeit-spirits?” It appears not, because as Professor Brown concludes, “nothing that celebrates the humiliation or pain of another person builds lasting connection.” What troubled us the most was her statement that schadenfreude incorporates “counter-empathy”, removing our ability to empathize with another’s suffering. Rather as Professor Brown explains, when someone feels joy at another’s suffering, “there is decreased activity” in the empathy area of our brain and “increased activity in reward centers…” As she observes, this will “entice us to engage in similar behaviors in the future.”
Among the 87 emotions listed, there were several that I never considered emotion, as stated, schadenfreude, being one I had never heard of. Another emotion listed that I was unfamiliar with was Cognitive Dissonance. According to Professor Brown, the term comes from a theory by its creator Leon Festinger, which she read in the dedication for, Mistakes (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson. Apparently, the theory was identified when Leon Festinger, with two colleagues “infiltrated a doomsday cult” where its leader claimed the world was going to end on the Winter Solstice of 1954.
Examining the fallout of a failed prophecy, Leon Festinger and his two colleagues noted that “many followers” left their employment, divesting themselves of all their possessions and finances in preparation for the end. Other less committed followers despite keeping their assets, still “waited in fear” expecting the end. Like the situation with Heaven’s Gate, this cult concerned being rescued by a UFO, the difference being that the former cult did not require its followers to commit mass suicide, like the latter did. Leon Festinger predicted that those who had hedged their bets, so to speak, would “quietly lose their faith” in the cult’s leader, while those who were all in and lost everything’s faith would be even stronger. Amazingly, he was proven correct when the researchers observed how the former followers left the cult, while the latter group doubled their efforts to recruit new followers, when the leader presented a new vision.
From Leon Festinger’s theory, Professor Brown relates that authors Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson were able to identify Cognitive dissonance as a “state of tension” over “self-justification” or the need to justify our actions and decisions, “especially” if they are incorrect. They explain that we experience Cognitive dissonance whenever we hold perceptions, convictions, and or “beliefs” that are “psychologically” incompatible with one another.
Not surprisingly, Cognitive dissonance can range from slight “mental discomfort” to “deep anguish”, with people experiencing the latter finding it impossible to rest until they can reconcile and reduce their inner conflict. Observing the parallels of today’s situation with Cognitive dissonance, Professor Brown cites Adam Grant, commenting on intelligence’s role today. Accepting that it was “traditionally viewed as the ability to think and learn,” in today’s world of conflicting information he suggests that perhaps it is time to employ “another set of cognitive skills”, namely, the “ability to rethink and unlearn.”
Having identified Fire as the element representing false emotions, we need to reexamine Anger. In spite of ultimately recognizing it as a primary emotion, as stated, Professor Brown insists that more often than not Anger conceals a more dominant emotion, such as Fear or Shame. Since we have already addressed Fear, let’s take a moment to look at Shame. Initially thinking of it as a false emotion, I was surprised to read that the emotion is not only “universal”, it is also one of the “most primitive.” This means that Shame is tied to our Spiritual Evolution, which of course it is, as the allegory of the Garden of Eden in Genesis confirms. In the allegory, Adam and Eve experience the emotion Shame when they realize they are “naked” after they eat an “apple” from the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.
Acknowledging Shame as a natural human emotion, I was interested in Professor Brown’s very insightful understanding of its role in society today. First, she believes to understand this emotion we need to examine three others that are closely connected to Shame, namely, Guilt, Humiliation, and Embarrassment. Noting that we tend to lump the four emotions together, the professor asserts that “they lead to radically different outcomes.”
Professor Brown defines Shame as the “fear of disconnection”, asserting that it is combatted when we bring it to light. Alternatively, hiding Shame causes the emotion to “grow exponentially”, infiltrating and dominating our lives. Disturbingly, it seems that accusing someone of being shameless can be “dangerous”, which the professor explains when quoting from her book Dare to Lead: “Shame isn’t the cure, it’s the cause…” because along with fear, Shame is what drives the “unethical behavior...” Admitting that it is difficult to spot a person’s Fear and low self-esteem when they are demonstrating the opposite traits of egotism, nonetheless, Professor Brown assures us that their selfishness and unconscionable behavior is an unconscious need to “redirect attention” away from their pain. For the professor, piling on more Shame is useless, instead she asserts that we need to change tactics, by awakening another emotion, Empathy.
Considering that Shame is both universal and primitive, as well as being tied to our Spiritual Evolution, the fact that it drives “unethical behavior”, alerts me to its connection to the ego. Despite the human ego being usurped by the counterfeit-spirit or pain-body, as we have written, unlike the latter it is a natural part of our spiritual development, because humans are meant to integrate their egos into becoming aligned with the Divine Will, instead of their individual personal wills.
With Professor Brown identifying the detriment of Shame, and the danger in shaming someone, the emotion’s use in the allegorical story of Adam and Eve in Humanity’s fall reveals an important detail concerning human consciousness development. Prior to their disobedience Adam and Eve were unaware of their nudity, but afterwards were self-conscious of it, and this is the key, the story/allegory is associating the development of the Self-conscious as the result of the Fall. Since Carl has determined that we developed this at the beginning of the Mayan Long Count or Sixth Wave, we know this was in 3115 B.C.E. Obviously, this is something we will need to investigate later in the KTI Forum, but for now let’s discuss the close allies of Shame, Guilt, Humiliation, and Embarrassment.
Regarding Shame’s close allies, we will dispense with Embarrassment, as it is a momentary discomfort over how others might view us in an embarrassing situation. As the least detrimental, although we experience minor discomfort, we are usually able to see the humor in the situation and laugh along with others at ourselves. Guilt on the other hand, as the professor says, is the closest ally to Shame because we associate both with doing something wrong. The difference between Shame and Guilt is that the latter can lead to us making a “positive change”, whereas the former often results in a lack of self-esteem, and or of being undeserving of happiness.
Humiliation in my opinion is a completely different animal than Shame, Guilt, and Embarrassment, as the other three are all about evaluating how we judge/feel about ourselves, whereas we experience Humiliation at the hands of others. Another clue was Professor Brown’s quote from Nobel Peace prize winner Kofi Annan, who wrote that “...even genocide” begins with “the humiliation of one individual.” From this definition, we could designate Humiliation as a false emotion, because it can, and tragically often will, generate hatred in the person being humiliated.
Speaking of Hatred, in the beginning one emotion that we were sure was “created” was the antithesis of Love, namely Hate. However, there was the awkward fact that Jesus used the term in respect to how his disciples should feel about their families. Turning to Great Spirit-Mind about our dilemma we learned that there were three levels of Hate that was connected to Grief, which we first addressed in Stage Reason and later in FOR THE CHILDREN:
“In the sub-section of Conscience as Our Guide in Whence the Origin of Evil in LOVE: The Common Denominator (LCD), we wrote, “all emotions including hatred could be transmuted.” Yet, through the dynamic nature of knowledge, our journey has led us to deeper and deeper understandings. On the subject of hatred, we had a dilemma. Jesus uses the word hate in the New Testament multiple times. If the word hatred connects to evil, then how could we explain Jesus saying in Luke 14:26 “If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”?
“Obviously, Jesus did not mean hate in the way we understand it today. A clue to the context meant by the word hate that Jesus used is found a few verses on in verse 33, which reads “…whosoever... forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.”
“Webster’s Dictionary says of the word forsake, “To give up (something held dear) renounce… abandon.” Therefore, in this context Jesus meant hate as in “abandon or give up.”
“Greater clarity came when we remembered the Greek language has three different words for Love, eros, philo, and agape. Deductive Reasoning suggests, as there are three different words for love, there is probably more than one Greek word for the antithesis of love, hate. As we cannot speak Greek, we are unable to verify this supposition.
“Irrespective of whether or not there is more than one-word in Greek for hate or hatred is not relevant to our discussion. We are only dealing with the energy or frequency of the emotion. Then, working from this premise we will present a hypothesis that there is more than one level or meaning for the English word hate. The adjective hatred is used rather than hate, because in this respect Hatred represents a consciousness or atmosphere. In our hypothesis the 1st level of Hatred would be divided into two parts, with the 1st part being used in the same context as used in the Bible; renounce, or abandon.”
“The 2nd part could also come from the Bible, only Hatred in this context is more akin to intense dislike or abhorrence, as in the beatitudes in Matthew 5:44 where Jesus admonishes his followers to love their enemies and “bless them that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you:”
“The second level of Hatred originates from the emotion of Fear, which equates to the element Water. As we have seen, individuals who hate a person for the color of their skin or religion perpetrate some of the most hateful acts. Earlier, we mentioned the name for this behavior is Xenophobia, but as this is the domain of the pain-body, we will delve a little deeper. Webster’s defines a xenophobe (a person suffering from xenophobia) as “a person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, esp. of strangers or foreign peoples.” Also when we examine the etymology of Xenophobia, it originates from the Greek words (xenos), meaning “foreigner,” “stranger,” and (phobos), meaning “fear,” which explains why the term is typically used to describe a fear or dislike of foreigners or of people significantly different from oneself.”
“In other words, Fear for the unknown can turn into Hatred, which unfortunately often results in violence. The most devastating thing that perpetuates xenophobia is the lack of communication between individuals. Subliminally stereotypes on TV and films constantly influence us. Who among us can say that if we see a group of young men dressed the same with tattoos or similar paraphernalia, our hearts do not beat a little faster? To combat this we need to think carefully before we stereotype young men: just something to think about. As this level of Hatred derives from a spiritual emotion it can be transmuted; it is overcome with knowledge and understanding.
“Although the 2nd level of Hatred can result in some atrocious acts, it is not as devastating spiritually as the 3rd level of Hatred. This is because the 3rd level interpretation of hatred is wholly alien to spirituality, because it involves revenge. Therefore, we best describe this kind of hatred with the adjective Hateful, which is associated to synonyms malicious, cruel, spiteful, and wicked or evil. However the real danger in this level of Hatred is found within its subtlety.
“Despite Hatred predominantly being associated with the spiritual emotion of Ignorance, the 3rd level connects to the emotion of Grief, which equates to the element Air. Associating the 3rd level of Hatred with Grief reveals the insidious nature of this level of Hatred, namely, its ability to simmer under the surface for centuries. A perfect example is what happened in Germany in the middle of the 20th Century with the rise of Nazism and Fascism. This is because when Hatred rises to the surface, the tragedy is it multiplies. Moreover, if an individual is not careful, they can find themselves consumed by it.
“Historians have debated for decades how so many millions of Germans could have been convinced to ignore the mass abuse of human rights in the 20th Century. The answer is that the hatred (xenophobia) of the Jews, which the Church nurtured, went unaddressed for centuries. We say, “Nurtured” by the Church, because we were amazed to discover that until fairly recently, the Catholic Church held the Jewish nation collectively responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion. In fact, it was not until the Second Vatican Council held from 1962 to 1965 that they repudiated this belief.”
Although Hatred has been extensively examined, it is the last of three progressively more destructive emotions following Anger that Professor Brown addresses. These are Contempt, Disgust, and Dehumanization. Starting with Contempt, whenever I hear the term, “contempt of court”, as in when someone in a trial defying the presiding judge, immediately comes to mind. Since from a spiritual perspective a legal tactic in “defying a judge” seemed part of the system, I wondered why I was alerted to Contempt being created by the false self. However, when Professor Brown suggested that the recent “sparring” between political parties could be considered contemptible, I understood. When we are disrespectful, belittling, and or condescending to a segment of society, we hold them in Contempt, in effect saying that members of this group are not worth arguing with.
Tragically, when Contempt creeps into personal relationships, it is far more devastating. Citing the author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, John Gottman, Professor Brown states that Contempt is the worst and “most damaging” emotion to be generated between partners. Painting a vivid picture of when communication breaks down, she reports that the author and researcher warns that when criticism turns to Contempt and there is a deliberate “intention to insult and psychologically abuse” one another, it often results in piercing the heart of our loved one’s “sense of self” which calls to mind the axiom “We always hurt the ones we love.”
Summing up Contempt from the spiritual perspective, it seems to me that it was a way the false-self separated families and caused conflict, which is confirmed by the well-known phrase “familiarity breeds contempt.” I’ve heard this phrase throughout my life, but only recently realized that the definition warning “extensive knowledge of someone leads to a loss of respect for them”, is misleading. I say this because we believe Contempt does not arise from familiarity. False emotions are opportunistic, striking when the false self creates a crack in a loving relationship. In Contempt’s case, the false self widens the crack between them with contemptuous behavior using shared knowledge to wound one or both partners that requires serious forgiveness. The fact is, it is only when we truly know someone that we can deeply love them enough to forgive them.
New York Times writer Arthur C. Brooks describes Contempt as “the unsullied conviction of the worthlessness of another.” However, Professor Brown reports that he also believed Contempt is a “noxious brew of anger and disgust”, suggesting that both are created emotions by the false self. Consequently, we need to see how our enemy used Contempt and Disgust in promoting the “Shadow’s” agenda.
On the face of it as Professor Brown reminds us, we feel disgust when confronted with something offensive, such as rotten food or excrement, so Disgust would appear to be a natural emotion designed to keep us safe. Even so, people have learned to be disgusted by certain factions of our society, such as different ethnicities. Although similar to Contempt, spiritually speaking Disgust is far worse because with the former, a person only seeks to exclude an individual, thinking they are somehow inferior and not worth wasting their time. Conversely, when a group or individual disgusts us, we have a visceral response, even repulsion. Professor Brown describes it in the same way of being contaminated by a toxic substance. In this way, Disgust has been “weaponized” into creating repulsion between groups of individuals, making it easier to go to war or kill them.
Unfortunately, Disgust is associated with a far worse and more dangerous emotion, which can and indeed has resulted in genocide. That emotion is Dehumanization, and Professor Brown warns it is one of the “greatest threats to humanity.” Since Adolph Hitler dehumanized the Jewish nation in the Holocaust, I wasn’t surprised to read that it enables people to get past the moral imperative to not kill or cause pain and suffering to other humans.
Another and perhaps more expressive way of defining Dehumanization is to “demonize” someone, in other words declare them evil, and of course as it is the moral duty of “good people” to fight evil, they must be removed from civilized society. Tragically, this rationalization has been used throughout history to justify not only going to war, but also committing the heinous crime of genocide. Reading this section on Dehumanization, there was no doubt in my mind that it was a creation of the “Shadow” and its individual “cohorts” the counterfeit-spirits, or Eckhart Tolle’s Collective Pain-Body, and individual pain-bodies. As stated, even though both no longer exist, their influence of the lower human ego is still in effect in its effort to carry out the “Shadow’s” agenda.
Apart from listing 87 emotions in her book, Professor Brown brought in a new term that we were unfamiliar with, “near enemies”, which comes from the Buddhist Teaching cautioning students to beware of using synonyms. Amazingly, near enemies are more spiritually detrimental than far ones that denote the exact “opposite” emotion or experience, such as Love and Hate. Professor Brown tells us that Jack Kornfield warns in his book Bringing Home the Dharma that near enemies demonstrate how “spirituality” can be twisted and manipulated into causing “separation” rather than connection. Providing us with a perfect example of the near enemy of Compassion, pity, he explains that when we feel Compassion for someone, we embrace the person’s suffering. On the other hand to pity someone separates us from them because we tend to view the sufferer as at least partially responsible for their suffering, or somehow broken. The fact is, it is only when we are truly compassionate that we can empathize with another’s suffering, which is confirmed by Professor Brown’s statement that Empathy is the “most powerful tool of compassion.”
Reading about the subtlety of pity appearing to be a synonym and near enemy of Compassion reminded me of how subtle the counterfeit-spirit, or Eckhart Tolle’s pain-body was, hiding “its” machinations in the subconscious. With this subtle saboteur within being directed by an “entity” that was constructed from Humanity’s worst thoughts and emotions, the Collective Pain-body, or as we designated “it”, the “Shadow of Deception” operated with impunity within the Human Race for millennia. After we developed a Self-conscious, the counterfeit-spirit enlisted the embryonic ego to help fulfil “its” goal by teaching it to sabotage our Spiritual Evolution. This enemy nearly succeeded, and without Divinity interceding for us “it” most definitely would have. Nonetheless, neither the “Shadow” nor “its” individual allies were able to derail us, and happily both aspects of “it” have now been neutralized. To reiterate, unfortunately this “enemy within” was able to train the human ego in such a way that many egos are still trying to fulfill the “Shadow’s” agenda, but we will come back to this later, for now, let’s consider Professor Brown’s statement about Empathy being the “most powerful tool of compassion”, making it essential to our spiritual development.
So, is Empathy how we transmute emotion? We believe the answer is both yes and no. Yes, because when we are empathizing with someone, we accept our connection, which of course is the goal in Life. However, we have to say that being empathetic is not a given in Spiritual Evolution, because transmutation involves understanding how our emotions and thoughts affect our reality from the spiritual perspective, and until recently this has been essentially unavailable to the majority of us. Thankfully this is no longer the case, consequently, with this in mind let us reexamine the Gnostic teachings on transmuting the Elements, this time objectively.
It is important to remember that the spiritual Elements represent the natural emotions that are healthy and designed to assist in our evolution. Animals display the natural emotions of fear, grief, and anger, and it is only when these emotions become irrational or intensified that they become destructive. To help keep this teaching as clear as possible, we italicize the emotions and elements whenever we are speaking of the energetic or spiritual properties rather than the literal.
Fear, Anger, and Grief could also be seen as symbolizing the past, present, and future, with Fear representing the future, as we are only afraid of what might happen, even if that threat is imminent. Naturally, Grief, which is about having lost something, represents the past. As stated, the Kabbalists considered Earth a combination of the other 3 Elements. Nevertheless, Earth represents the present, as does Ignorance or Anger.
As stated, we identified several false emotions above as all being represented by Fire. Nonetheless, since these emotions are not a natural part of our evolution, as they were created by the false self, we asked “Do we need to transmute them. If so, how?” Eight years ago, in FOR THE CHILDREN, we presented a solution we ascertained from the Gnostic teachings, which we now understand was not complete. However, before we fill in the blanks, as it were, let’s reexamine those initial findings.
“We were amazed to discover that when we re-examined Saint Paul’s teachings from the standpoint that he was a Gnostic, his words took on an entirely new meaning. Unbeknownst to most of us, by citing the words faith, hope, and charity/love in chapter 13 of the first book of Corinthians, Paul gave us the means to counteract Fear or the spiritual element of Water. This teaching also applies to Grief/Air, and Ignorance/Fire. As this is a complex subject, we will encapsulate how we came to understand what Saint Paul was saying in this passage. Using the Gnostic interpretation, the energy, or consciousness of Hope would nullify or cancel out human fear, transmuting the spiritual aspect of Fear and its element Water. Hope is able to do this because like Fear, it also represents the future, and the positive aspect will always cancel out the negative.
“Bringing in the lesson that the Mysteries are hidden in the English language, we use the synonyms for grief, which are anguish or despair. Faith connects us to the Divine, which automatically comforts us. When we are grieving and or in despair, logic will not work. We can only escape a suffocating feeling of hopelessness by believing or having Faith that it will pass.
“Learning that the Gnostics viewed Grief as the root of evil, we initially interpreted this to mean it was because the emotion of grief often connects to hatred. Although this is valid, understanding that Grief represents the past reveals the reason why Faith can nullify or transmute Grief. Faith is the answer to overcoming grief, because it is wholly of the future and so it breaks the connection with the past, by getting us to focus on a better future. Therefore, Faith transmutes all aspects of Grief or the spiritual element Air.
“Moving on to the spiritual element of Fire/Ignorance, as it comes from the active partner of Sophia, What-has-been-Willed, this emotion is more powerful. We could interpret Ignorance as representing rage or intense Anger, and resentment, along with Envy and Jealousy, or anything that results in Hatred. In respect to our discussion here, we should view Ignorance in terms of something Hateful, as it implies to the energy and consciousness of the emotion. Naturally, this Element/Emotion connects with the present and therefore needs canceling out by an energy/emotion that is also in the present. Charity comes from the Latin word caritas meaning selfless or altruistic love. Its use is in the sense of “God is Love.”
“Since every form of the word hate is the opposite to the human emotion of love, we can understand how Love cancels out or nullifies the emotion of hate. Like Ignorance/Hate, Love is completely of the present. Moreover, Ancient Wisdom taught that Fire was of masculine and active energy; so is Love. Think of how we feel when we are in love, not to mention how a loved one can enrage us. Understanding both emotions as passion driven, we can see how the essence of the word Charity or Love will transmute Ignorance or any form of Anger or Hate mentioned above, and therefore the spiritual element of Fire.
“The last element/emotion is Earth or Confusion, but this is not a natural emotion or commonly seen in animals. Therefore, how does it apply to our Spiritual Evolution? Although the element Earth is obviously present in animals as it represents all matter, it does not become a factor in Spiritual Evolution until the human stage. So how do we transmute this last element—emotion. We transmute it by understanding that the Kabbalists considered the element Earth a condensation or combination of the other 3 Elements. Thus, we need to consider the result of transforming the 3 elements of Water, Air, and Fire through deductive reasoning. The presence of fear, hate, grief, and or anguish/despair clouds the mind, making it almost impossible to get a clear thought. Another way to put it is having no clarity. Again, applying the Mysteries we find the key to the answer. A synonym for clarity is lack of confusion; consequently, we can deduce that Clarity is the opposite of Confusion. This is why the Gnostics said knowledge was the way to salvation; the transmutation of the elements—emotions entails gaining clarity of who we are, which leads to wisdom and understanding.
“When we understood that Clarity was what nullified the spiritual element of Earth or Confusion, initially we thought Saint Paul did not address it. However once our deductive reasoning kicked in, we realized that Paul did speak of Clarity in the verse before. First, he spoke of seeing “through a glass darkly”, which could be referred to as unclear or cloudy. Then he says that in the future we would see “face to face” or clearly. In other words, with Clarity, as another synonym for Clarity is “clearness.”
“Still, Paul’s most important message in chapter 13 is its message of optimism. We can know without a shadow of doubt that Faith, Love, and Hope will ALWAYS ultimately prevail over not only all the negative human emotions mentioned above, but also their spiritual aspects hidden within the elements.
“Considering that the purpose for life is to transmute emotion, it is encouraging to read in Dan Brown’s novel, Dante’s Inferno that “The soul craves emotion, and it will continue to seek fuel for that emotion—good or bad...” This is clear evidence of, as we said earlier, many people being inspired to put the Mysteries into their creations, such as books, TV shows and films, which is of course evidence of the Divine Realm helping Humanity.
“It is through inspiration that the Divine Realm activates our deductive reasoning. This is the mind’s way of finding deeper levels of information by sifting and sorting out the information gathered through inductive reasoning. Nonetheless, as deductive reasoning is strongly linked to intuition it can also act as a stimulus to discovering information that we may not be cognitively aware of. To give you an example, at first, we were unsure how to overcome the 3rd level of hatred. As such, we spent many hours seeking a solution to the problem and that was the key. Whenever we seek an answer to a Spiritual problem, as Jesus said, “Seek and Ye shall find.”
“We had almost given up when our guidance moved us to watch a documentary on CNN called Scream Bloody Murder. To be honest we were reluctant to watch it because we knew that it was about genocide. Even so, we felt compelled to watch the documentary. After multiple scenes of examples of inhumanity, in the last 5 minutes we discovered why we were compelled to watch.
“Describing the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994 where young Hutu boys were incited to butcher their neighbors, the host Christiane Armanpour reported that the Tutsis and Hutus had reconciled. Interviewing a Tutsi woman who was serving dinner to a Hutu man that butchered her husband and 5 of her children, Ms. Armanpour expressed surprise that the woman forgave him. The woman explained to the seasoned reporter that the Tutsis’ custom was to hold a kind of tribunal. At this tribunal, the perpetrators were given the chance to “come clean” as it were and admit to their crimes. After demonstrating real remorse by asking their victims’ widows and mothers for forgiveness, they were welcomed back into the community. It was obvious these Tutsis women were evolved. Through compassion and mercy, their forgiveness nullified the hatred allowing the boys to pick up their lives again. So the answer to our question on how to overcome the 3rd level of hatred is forgiveness. Both forgiveness and Love are the opposite to hate, as such Forgiveness dissipates even the 3rd level of hatred with its essence or energy.
“Upon opening the 7 Keys Millennium Awakening Center in 2000, we were given the Seven Keys to Love, the order of which was, Patience, Kindness, Humility, Altruism, Forgiveness, Understanding and Compassion. However, we need to reverse the order of the last three Keys, with Forgiveness as the final step to Love, with Compassion following Altruism, or selflessness. This is because we cannot achieve Divine Love until we have forgiveness in our hearts, which is why it was central to all esoteric teaching. Forgiveness essentially possesses transformative properties because it disconnects us with past negativity.”
Up to now we have been discussing transmuting the Elemental Emotions from an individual perspective, however, we are not just a world of nearly 8 billion individual human beings. Collectively, we are one consciousness creating our reality. As such, we subconsciously agree to dissipate emotions that become overwhelming through natural disasters:
“...Associating the Elements with Emotions allows us to see natural disasters as Nature reflecting consciousness. If this seems confusing, try thinking of Floods and Tsunamis, representing the Element Water releasing the build-up of Fear in the world. Volcanic eruptions and wild fires, which obviously represent the Element Fire, would then reduce Anger and Hatred. Windstorms and Tornados that naturally represent the Element Air help dissipate Grief and Despair. Earth is a little more difficult, but when we remember that in this case Earth represents Confusion, it makes sense that Landslides and Earthquakes reflect the Element Earth to help bring Clarity, reducing Confusion. After all, what better way to describe these disasters than as an upheaval or upsetting “Confusion” of the ground?”
As we reported in the previous Stage Understanding, Jesus said, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” He also told us that we would be able to move mountains. We believe that Jesus meant both literally, in that once we understood the Truth of who and what we are, namely conscious energy, we will realize that our world is malleable, and that our thoughts and emotions affect it.
Earlier, I said that for us to transmute the Elemental Emotions we need to transmute them at the Elemental stage, and to do that requires understanding emotions on a deeper level. Understanding is a mental process, and one of the most impactful statements in Atlas of the Heart: was a quote by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein about the importance of language, when he wrote: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Professor Brown says it best when she describes language as a “portal” that opens up the universe to us.
In reading the above, I was reminded of hearing Great Spirit-Mind’s statement that “The Key to the Mysteries is hidden in the English Language.” The accuracy of this statement has been proven countless times throughout our research and explains how important words are in creating our reality. A perfect example would be the decision to call the political party not elected, the “Opposition.” Using logic, we might see how ludicrous it was to name a body of people determining the Laws of the land a word that not only means opposed, but also includes the synonyms challenger and enemy. Words matter, setting up politicians to be against everything proposed by the elected party, is guaranteed to unleash the ego. We believe this is why, as historians tell us, George Washington never wanted to form political parties because he saw the potential for conflict. One has to wonder what today’s politics would be like if all politicians were collectively called colleagues or allies. Just a thought.
Another example of how words affect us brings in the discussion over the difference between Compassion and it’s near enemy pity. We find this demonstrated on how we react to the word “social”, especially when “ism” is added. Personally speaking, having grown up in the collective caring culture of the United Kingdom, I was amazed at the visceral reaction by so many Americans, mostly Christians, to the term social medicine or social programs. Everyone accepts the term and instigation of Social Security, as a program to provide a safety net for the elderly, where we collectively contribute to a government fund during our working lives to ensure we can survive when we retire, with higher income earners contributing more. Yet so many resist using any form of government funding for anything termed a social program to help the less fortunate, even though it is how we collectively help one another. Curious as to the cause for this apparent heartlessness, I asked Craig, and he told me that he thinks it is because Socialism has been wrongly associated with Communism, which due to the nearly four-decade long Cold War, many people grew up fearing. Obviously, this was a ploy by the “Shadow” to create misconception around a word meaning cooperation, mutual benefit, and the welfare of human beings as members of society, by making good caring people fear it.
Considering the misconception and resistance of practicing Christians to adopt a socialistic society, which cares for everyone, not just our families and neighbors who think like us, I realized how the situation promotes pity rather than Compassion. Because so many people fear Socialism, when they see the homelessness and severe poverty, instead of empathizing and feeling Compassion, they pity the sufferers, which makes them uncomfortable and less willing to support social programs designed to help the less fortunate. Rehabilitating the term Social… is a perfect way we can change the way we think. We do this by remembering we are by nature compassionate caring individuals, as well as our connection to one another. Christians can draw on Jesus’ teaching that we should love one another like he loves us, but even atheists as humans can recognize our responsibility to care for the least of us.
If being mindful of the way we describe things is essential to how we create our reality, then we need to employ the mental faculties of logic and reason, as well as intuition in understanding our world to transmute the emotions. A key factor in this is uncovering the truth about how Spiritual Evolution works in tandem with Life’s physical development through reincarnation. In Stage 2, Cycles of Evolution, we applied The Mysteries teaching on the purpose for Life to the Anthropological record.
Accepting that Spiritual Evolution entails transmuting emotions, then it stands to reason that until the Life-Principle developed not only emotions but also the ability to process them, it could not happen. The science of Anthropology dictates that this occurred when the higher mammals, as primates, evolved into the first Homo genus around 2.5 million years ago during the Pleistocene Era. Then over the next one and a half million years, the species continued to evolve until in approximately 35,000 B.C.E., our species Homo Sapiens replaced the Neanderthals to emerge as the only hominid in existence. Nonetheless, although our species emerged around 100,000 B.C.E., from the Spiritual Evolutionary perspective, humans did not develop an autonomous consciousness until a little over 3,000 years ago.
In respect to the Root-races, we need to look at them as covering major benchmarks in human development. Therefore, we could equate the first sub-race of Root-race 1 to primitive humans, who first appeared in what paleontologists call the Lower Paleolithic, roughly 3 million years ago. These primitive humans, designated as Homo Habilus for their ability to make tools, spiritually speaking, were the first step from animal to human consciousness. The subsequent six sub- races would cover their consciousness development, from simple cave dwellers to herdsman and shepherds forming the first communal living. Root-race 2 would then span the development of modern humans, or Homo Sapiens, through the Pleistocene era or Ice Age, from approximately 300,000 B.C.E. to our modern Holocene era, which began around eleven and a half thousand years ago. During that time, as stated, the other major hominid species Neanderthals became extinct, leaving the world to be populated by modern humans, or in Spiritual Evolution terms Root-race 3.
It is during the 7 sub-races of Root-race 3 that we see the development of the various races and ethnicities around the world as tribal communities, which each soul experiences. This is also when the concept of religion develops. We should state that each soul experienced these tribal communities as male and female, as well as hierarchical positions, such as chief, matriarch, and lowly member.
As human consciousness moved into Root-race 4 we see the development of cities and civilizations for the soul to experience. During these early Root-races and their 7 sub-races that includes the Atlantean Race, humans are operating purely from their subconscious. We don’t see the development of the self-conscious until 3,115 B.C.E., which coincides with the development of Root-race 5.
It is with the emergence of the 4th sub-race of Root-race 5 in 0 C.E. that human consciousness transfers to our Earth, Globe D. Then over the next 2,000 years humans complete the 5th, 6th, and 7th Root-races, experiencing every ethnicity, gender, culture, religion, and circumstance possible to fully develop a cognizant understanding of our connection. So, despite the wars, conflict, and racial prejudices plaguing the world for thousands of years, at our core we are all the same.
Spiritually speaking, the life Principle containing our spirits, uses reincarnation to evolve. As we wrote, reincarnation follows strict rules, so, if a person dies hating or having contempt for a gender, ethnicity, religion, or culture, they will be re-born into that segment of society. For instance, men who burned so-called witches in Salem, were later re-born as women who fought for the right to vote, and slaveowners who treated their slaves inhumanely, were reborn as the African American’s instrumental in getting the Civil Rights bill signed. This is how we evolve. Another example is the victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Jewish victims who died with hate in their hearts were reborn into an antisemitic family, whereas the Nazis and Fascists who dehumanized certain ethnicities were reborn into those communities.
For some time activists for justice have argued that descendants of former slaves, and the victims of Black Wall Street deserve financial reparations. Since reincarnation makes it probable that those descendants could have been any ethnicity in their former life, we wondered if this was still a fair claim. This is where Spiritual and physical evolution meet because the descendants carry the victims DNA. As a result, there is a subconscious memory that needs to be addressed. Therefore, to correct this great wrong, the rest of us need to acknowledge the injustice in some tangible way, such as setting up foundations that help their communities in the victim’s names. It all comes down to our collective intent. Even though none of us are responsible for their injustice, by accepting our responsibility as a member of the Human Race, and supporting any and all programs to redress inequality, we nullify all past injustices.
Ultimately, we believe that understanding reincarnation and the purpose for life will transmute Fear and Grief. That said, for us the real breakthrough came when we incorporated the Kabbalists belief that Earth is a combination or condensation of the three primary elements of Fire, Air, and Water.
TRANSMUTING EMOTIONS THROUGH THE TREE OF LIFE
Notwithstanding the validity of the earlier excerpts from FOR THE CHILDREN, until our discovery of the Gnostics’ Ignorance connection to the Philistine nation, we didn’t have the complete picture. Equating Fire to materialistic, antagonistic, and unaware or indifferent people, rather than just the emotions of Anger, resentment, Envy, Jealousy, or anything that results in Hatred, brings in another aspect in the process. Yet, it is identifying the meaning of Ignorance, along with false emotions, as being represented by Fire that completes the transmutation jigsaw puzzle. As stated, apart from Anger, these emotions are not a natural part of our evolution, being created by the false self. Consequently, we cannot deal with them the same way as the natural emotions, as in working through them. We can only transmute these emotions by incorporating the mystical side of Judaism, i.e. the Kabbalistic Tree of Life with the Gnostic teachings.
Although Jewish Mysticism predates Gnosticism, which was widely spread by the second century (100 - 199 C.E.) amazingly, the former was only available to a select few until the Middle Ages. According to Wikipedia, the Kabbalah was first printed in Spain and Southern France, between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries (1100 – 1299). In its pages the Kabbalah introduced the Tree of Life as “ten interconnected nodes” of the “divine realm” representing the ten Sephirot, only in the entry, the author referred to them as emanations.
In Stage 5 WHY INTRADIMENSIONAL INTUITION, we addressed the purification of the Soul Plane in 2010 through the neutralization of the “Shadow of Deception” or Eckhart Tolle’s Collective Pain Body. Even though the neutralization affected “its” individual allies by removing the ability to upload new directions to the counterfeit-spirits or pain-bodies, “it’s” allies continued promoting their progenitor’s agenda, partly through using our imaginations to create thought-forms in the Astral Plane of Water, but mostly through implementing the “Shadow’s” plot to separate us. However, as stated, on the Winter Solstice of 2021, in a directed ceremony, the Divine realm corrected the 40,000-year “Watcher’s mistake”, removing all counterfeit-spirits/pain-bodies. Unfortunately, as we said, with the removal of these false selves, the lower egos have temporarily gained dominion.
The good news is that because the thought-forms were generated by Humanity’s counterfeit-spirits and lower egos, without the “Shadow” or counterfeit spirits, our imaginations are no longer creating thought-forms in the Astral Realm. Now, once we change the way we think, we have the opportunity to become the true co-creators we were intended to be by using the Tree of Life to transmute the Elemental Emotions. So, let’s reexamine the planes or worlds from that perspective.
Since by now, initiates and new participants are more familiar with the Kabbalistic terms, we will dispense with the traditional Judaic names, and replace them with their English interpretations. In addition, for purposes of transmutation our focus will be on the lowest Sephirot in the Material Plane of Earth, otherwise known as Kingdom, as well as the highest plane of Fire, where we find the Sephirot Crown in the Spiritual or Divine and Archetypal Plane.
Due to Fire representing the Spirit, it is the most important and strongest Element. As stated, Fire derives from Sophia’s active partner What-has-been-Willed, identified in the Pistis Sophia as Self-Will. Nonetheless, as reported in Stage 5 Wisdom, Self- Will became Melchizedek, an aspect of Divine Will, and was instrumental in cleansing the upper levels of the Soul Plane.
Unfortunately, Humanity was still dealing with the negative side of the Element Fire, which through our understanding of Ignorance’s connection to the Philistines, we now equate to materialism and apathy, as well as Anger and Hatred that has led to untold suffering through perpetuating war and conflict. However, it is through Fire’s connection to materialism that reveals how we transmute false emotions.
Tree of Life with 10 individual trees Descent of Power & Path of the Arrow
When first introduced to the Gnostic teachings on transmuting the Elements/Emotions, we originally thought it meant transmuting the four Elements separately by addressing each one’s emotion. However, in understanding that we needed to include the Kabbalistic teaching on the Tree of Life, we realized that the layout of the tree literally reveals how we transmute those emotions. In essence, the key to transmutation is in the position of the Elements on the Tree of Life. We gained even greater insight by incorporating the fact that although we speak of the “Tree” in the singular, according to Dionne Fortune each Sephirot contains its own individual tree of life.
To reiterate, in her book The Mystical Qabalah, Ms. Fortune demonstrated that in order to evolve, Life moved through each Sephirot’s tree in sequence down a line known as the “Descent of Power.” In other words, starting in the highest Sephirot, the Crown’s tree, the Life Principle moved down its Line of Descent until it reached the lowest Sephirot Kingdom. Then upon reaching Kingdom, the Life Principle turned around to move back up the central pillar of Mildness along the Path of the Arrow (see above) to transfer to the tree in Wisdom through the mysterious non-Sephirot Knowledge. Life repeated this process through each Sephirot’s tree until it reached the Kingdom Sephirot in the material plane of Earth. This is the reason why every culture has some form of the Tree of Life because archetypes have the ability to reach us at the deepest subconscious level of memory. Remember, we have All learned these teachings, either in past lives or between incarnation.
Interpreting Gnostic Ignorance as materialism, we now know that the highest Spiritual and lowest Material planes are connected, which calls to mind the new chakra system of spiraling into the heart. As the graphic shows, the base chakra is connected to the crown chakra, so what does this tell us. Above we related that Life’s purpose is to transmute the Elements of Creation back to Spirit. If Spirit represents Fire and Materialism, then obviously we have to spiritualize matter to transmute Fire, but how?
In ancient times masters would use magic to do this through manipulating elemental forces, but because of the “Watcher’s mistake” this process became corrupted by black magicians seeking power. However, this is no longer an issue, so why can’t we use the elemental forces now. Unfortunately, those forces are no longer viable because of the damage humanity has done to the natural world. The problem is that over the last six years we have become more separated than we ever were. Yet as we said earlier in launching the 2020 Revision Movement, we believe that “the marchers were being impelled by an evolutionary and spiritual subconscious need to understand what went wrong to divide us.” Again, understanding is a mental process, which brings us back to the planes of the Tree of Life.
Between the Spiritual plane of Fire and the Material Earth plane there is the Mental plane of Air and the Emotional plane of Water. The important fact here is that the Air or Mental plane is also known by the designation Creative, while the Emotional Water is also entitled the Astral Plane, as well as the plane of Formation. Understanding the difference between these planes is essential to our spiritual and physical evolution.
Having reached Root-Race 7, a fairly large sector of society have developed a higher form of thinking, which can engage the Creative plane. For most of human development we have employed the consciousness of the Astral and Formative plane, which means we have been unconsciously creating our world. As the Astral Plane’s reputation implies, its non de plume, the Formative plane uses Humanity’s imagination, but remember it is also the Emotional Water plane, which represents all forms of Fear. From this, we think it is easier to see how the world could be affected.
Fortunately despite appearances, things are changing. When given the title “Time for Humanity’s Transformation” to head this post, we wondered why. We were used to bold statements with our headline “Earth Reinstated as Center of Living Universe”, but this seemed different. In writing the WHY INTRADIMENSIONAL INTUITION post for Stage 5, we were aware that from a spiritual evolution perspective, Life was poised at the base of the Path of the Arrow in the Kingdom Sephirot waiting for us to change.
Composing the final draft for this post on New Year’s Eve of 2022, I was compelled to write that we have collectively risen up the Path of the Arrow to what the Kabbalists call Daath or Knowledge. Checking the News I could find nothing to justify such a shift.
Relating my query over the shift to Craig, he confided that a day or two earlier, he had felt a shift but had no idea what caused it. Then on New Year's Day, we watched a show I recorded on Thursday night (December 29th), entitled “The Gift of Kindness goes viral.” In the show, the host Steve Hartman demonstrates five times how one act of kindness grew exponentially and had the potential to change the world. We realized that he was right, as it had literally raised the mass consciousness.
Initially, I thought that the shift was because a huge number of people watched the show, but after researching the show’s audience, I learned that less than 3 million (2,939,000) actually watched it. When I considered the affect it had on us, bringing us both to tears, I realized that energetically it had a much more powerful effect on the mass consciousness.
Regardless of the show, although we have collectively risen up the Path of the Arrow to Daath or Knowledge (the door), where we will exit this Globe and transfer to Globe E, in order to go through the door, we must first recognize that we are all connected as conscious energy. As this door is located between the consciousness of the Creative Mental plane of Air, and the Archetypal Spiritual plane of Fire, at this level we can literally change the world through our focused intentions, rather than our dreams, fantasies, and or nightmares. In this position, we can recognize that we must find common ground in being committed to heal our world.
Here we can engage Higher Reason and Logic, not to mention Intradimensional Intuition and Divine Wisdom. We all know that it is time to move away from fossil fuels, and we need to allay the fears of those who depend on these industries to feed their families, ensuring them that they will be able to safely make the transition to another job. This may seem a strange way to spiritually transform, because we are used to keeping our spiritual lives separate from our secular ones. Yet the truth is we can no longer separate them because we need to apply the spiritual teachings of The Mysteries to every aspect of our lives, to change the way we think.
USING TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK
At the start of this last Stage we mentioned in order to change the way we think, we needed to change the way we look at the world, especially our place and role in it. We also reported that the Universe and Great Spirit-Mind has been dropping hints by inspiring individual’s innovations, such as the field of Quantum Physics. Another way we change the way we think is how we view time.
In Stage 5 we explained that time operates differently above and beneath the Veil in the Tree of Life. Accordingly, the entire past and future existence of the universe is but a nanosecond in the Pleroma above the Veil. Accepting that in the Divine realm there is no past or future, only now, I realized that from the Pleroma’s 30 members perspective the entire universe’s existence of 16 billion years passed in the blink of an eye, so to speak, including the 40,000-year saga to correct the “Watcher’s mistake.” Nonetheless, if we accept the hypothesis that Life has traversed multiple worlds dozens of times then trillions of years have passed in that blink of an eye or nano-second.
Irrespective of the explanation above, we questioned why changing our concept of time would help change the way we think, especially as we are immersed in the 24/7 mentality of Linear Time. We understand that the reason it helps is because our physical lives are tied to it. Psalm 90 verse 10 says that we are appointed three score and ten, or 70 years, yet in biblical times the average lifespan did not exceed half of that. Today, due to medical advances many people live past 90, with an increasing number exceeding a century. Moreover, science has established that every seven years we replace all the cells in our bodies, including brain cells, yet we still age and develop decades-long chronic illnesses, with many dying while young, why? Meditating on this question, the explanation we received was that death serves a spiritual purpose.
Ancient Wisdom taught that in between incarnations we take a refresher course in the Soul plane, as it were, reassessing and planning our spiritual goals for the next incarnation. Unfortunately, as we said, we forget what we learned during those spiritual lessons in early childhood. Nonetheless, just like grade school, in each life we spiritually evolve and graduate to higher learning after death. This advanced learning increases our lifespan in the next incarnation, so that we have a longer time to evolve our mental faculties. Perhaps this is why wise men and women were always depicted as aged. Even so, from the Spiritual Evolution perspective, a limited lifespan allowed us to go back to school, so to speak, between lives.
We know from Paleontologists that periodically Earth has endured major extinction events, which removed at least a third of all Life on Earth, making way for more evolved species. Interestingly, Madame Blavatsky’s model agreed with these findings essentially implying that the Life-Principle is culled, with only those evolved transferring to the next Globe. However, she wasn’t referring to physical advancement, she meant spiritually evolved. This is reminiscent of the belief that Revelation is referring to some kind of ultimate battle that will remove all the so- called “evil” people from the world, just before The Savior returns to rescue the faithful and take them to Heaven. However, Revelation is highly symbolic and allegorical and concerns our spiritual wellbeing, not some kind-of disaster or war. Moreover, since Divinity corrected the “Watcher’s mistake” by removing all the counterfeit-spirits or pain-bodies, the periodic culling of the less evolved will not happen, as everyone deserves a chance to learn and grow without an inner saboteur.
Historians tell us that major pandemics have taken out large portions of the Human Race, with the last being the Spanish Flu after WWI. Up until the twentieth century when vaccinations became widespread, as many as half the children born had their lives cut short by childhood diseases, especially in the third world countries. Apart from pandemics and childhood illnesses, the population was often reduced through natural disasters.
During the last millennium, childhood deaths was greatly reduced, and many diseases were almost eradicated, such as smallpox. In our time, suspicion and mistrust has led to many parents not vaccinating their children, which has allowed many of the old diseases to gain ground again. Regardless, most children in the third world die from drought, famine, and conflict. This is where the Scripture in Revelation chapter 21 verse 4 can bring comfort, because it tells us that sometime in the future “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Considering that many experts are warning of overpopulation, as in early 2023 we approach 8 billion people, one would think it unwise to erase death. Nevertheless, the potential problem only exists because of the inequity between nations. Experts tell us that if we all shared resources equitably then the Earth could hold many more people. Again, changing the way we think about this is essential, because if we think in terms of Spiritual Evolution, we will realize that as superhumans, not only will we be more resourceful in solving the world’s problems, as we accept our responsibility to one another, we will willingly and peacefully share the world.
Acknowledging that prior to incarnation we are involved in planning the key benchmarks of our lives, in particular when we die, unless we are a victim of some unforeseen accident or circumstance, we will continue to leave the planet at that predetermined time. Notwithstanding our choices, the overall increase in the lifespan indicates that we are nearing the end of the human Globe Round and are getting ready to transition to the superhuman level in the next round. The fact is, as superhumans we can, and indeed will, choose when we transition/leave the planet, which is why death is no more. Another consideration is that reproduction will likely change too. Because as we said, we are destined to become androgenous, and no one knows what that will mean.
Madame Blavatsky believed that in every Globe Round at the mid-point, or Globe D, the Human Race would begin the transformation into super-human before transferring to Globe E. Yet, using our Higher Reason and Intradimensional Intuition we could see that each level of Life requires a full Globe Round to evolve to a higher consciousness. As such, we have determined that we will need to complete this (4th) round as humans before becoming superhuman in the 5th Globe Round.
Even though the Human Race will not become superhuman in this 4th Globe Round, Madame Blavatsky’s belief that humans begin the transformation into super-human on Globe D is partly correct, because, as we have reported, there has been evidence of advanced mental abilities for several decades. This is why we believe, long before we transition to superhumans, “ordinary” humans will transform the world, simply by seeing matter and Life in a new way.
The simple truth is that our physical bodies are only vehicles for the spirit or Life Principle to learn and evolve. Today, we see evidence of this with the increasing number of people identifying themselves as non-binary. In the end, like we said, the genderless spirit is destined to become androgenous, so these individuals are literally serving to remind us of that truth. This is the same as the innovations that reveal that like the lead actors of the movie Avatar, we are conscious energy using our vehicles or bodies to learn.
Although the information in this sub-section is a formula for changing the way we think and transforming the world, for most people, the previous statements might be impossible to believe. Nevertheless, as we reported there is a Divine Plan, which has accounted for that and arranged for only a small number to facilitate the transformation. That number, as we have repeatedly said, is 777,000, meaning that less than a million out of nearly 8 billion people need to completely change the way they think. Regarding the number 777,000, as we wrote in Our Story 1995 – 2002: True Philosophers’ Stone:
“The number I was given seemed far too small to me, until our friend William showed me a mathematical equation (in 2001). Wondering how a message could get to everyone on the planet, I related that both Craig and I had met people from all over the world in the course of our lives. William pointed out; we could use mathematics to figure out how many people needed to know the same thing in order for the whole planet to know. Amazingly, the figure he arrived at was 770,000. It was only seven thousand people short of the number I got from Great Spirit-Mind.”
Interestingly, after we were given the number 777,000, six years later we read Gregg Braden’s Divine Matrix. As we wrote in our treatise on Spiritual Evolution, America’s Hijacked Destiny:
“…Mr. Braden’s book The Divine Matrix, which he released six years after we were given the number 777,000 revealed that it takes an even smaller percentage to “jumpstart a change in the world’s consciousness…” He says the “square root of one percent of the population” is sufficient and gives an example of a population of six billion only requiring 8,000 people to make up a quorum for change.”
Wondering how such a small percentage of the world’s population could affect the mass consciousness, notwithstanding Mr. Braden’s equation, we were given an even simpler answer. Only 777,000 are needed to rethink reality, because a great deal more will be able to accept most of this new way of thinking, and more still, only a part of it.
Alchemists believed that the physical body or vehicle for Life contains all four Elements, but until Life developed a conscious mind, we could not understand that the philosophers’ stone of transformation is within us. The Bible tells us in Psalm 86:6, and again in John 10:34 that “Ye are gods”, meaning we are divine beings infused with a Divine spark or our Spirit.
A clear indication that despite appearances, a portion of Humanity are moving closer to Spirit, is the resurfacing of the term Namaste. This is demonstrated by its meaning, which according to Wikipedia is Hindu for “reflecting the belief that ‘the divine and self is the same in you and me’ and connotes ‘I bow to the divine in you.’ Or alternatively, as sociologist Holly Oxhandler interprets it, “the sacred in me recognizes the sacred in you.”
Ultimately, we just need to recognize that we are all evolving and need to see our world as moldable energy and consciousness, which the new discoveries are proving every day. Again, don’t forget that Jesus told us that the “Truth shall make us free”, and if we remember that the earliest followers were Gnostics, we can see that knowing the Truth of our connectivity, and the makeup and function of our universe, nullifies any and every emotion transmuting them back to spirit. Once we recognize this Truth, the statement that we can move mountains will make more sense, because we will be living the prediction of the book of Revelation “there shall be no more death.”
If the above sounds too convoluted and mysterious, then let us reassure everyone we each have a role to play in evolution and each role is different. Think of it as we cannot all play professional sports, be professional musicians, famous actors, or invent some groundbreaking creation that changes the world. Nevertheless, we will all participate in these individuals’ achievements; simply by buying tickets to games and movies and purchasing the inventions. As a result, although many will apply the teachings in the Know Thyself Initiative, it is not necessary for everyone to do so. Yet, ALL can participate by becoming conscious human beings, which not only changes the way we think, but also our vibration and frequency, opening us up to all kinds of possibilities, which can change the world.