From our currently known timeline, Vedic literature and practices remain some of the most ancient forms or spiritual techniques to utilize "consciousness" (Shiva/Light) with the adept's subtle "vibration" (Shakti/Energy) to produce the projected hologram considered "material reality" (Nara/Mass). Such is specifically taught within the pre-yogic/psychological school of Samkhya, which traditionally appears to be the root of the evolved tradition known as Saivism. Through such teachings, adepts were able to harness the experiences of "material reality", either as an illusion of Shakti (Mahamaya) freely dancing before Shiva, or a delusion of Shiva veiled and addicted to Shakti (maya) as consciousness becomes drunken by the play (Lila) of the pain/pleasure (heaven/hell) sensory mind-body.
For the ancients to conjure such philosophy, which creates the backdrop ideology for many physicists such Einstein, Tesla, Oppenheimer, etc., is a degree of evidence to depict that maybe the ancients were doing a bit more than sitting around a campfire engaging mental phantasms into the night as typically imagined by our current evolutionary models presented in academia. From the occult practices of scrying, particularly in the use of grimoire yantra/sigil based practices, though an adept may produce certain signs/symbols or full-blown apparitions within, say a "black mirror", it is the opening of the subconscious that allows such vibratory currents to enter the environment including the adept's vessel that creates the gnostic phenomena. Such is differentiated from normal feeling states, as whoever is conjured will produce unique frequencies, such as Angels or Deities, who produce wider ecstatic states not typically experienced through general human lifestyles.
Though the ancient nomadic lifestyle does hold some resemblance to the modern camping trip, with story-telling campfire, because of the lack of mental conditioning creating belief-systems that limit the human potential, such individuals may have practiced what our anthropologists have described as "animism". To prove "animism" in relations to "monism", an adept who is capable of applied kinesiology (muscle testing) can in "stillness" sit with a plant and ask questions such as the need for water, where the adept in "stillness" will then wait for the appropriate subtle muscular response indicating an answer. When such practices are utilized, a new form of communication with the surrounding environment is created rendering "animist" ideologies, showing connectivity and responsiveness to the adept's consciousness supporting "monism". Just as Angels or Deities create different feeling states, such is also found in the denser realms as plants, animals, etc., begin to each take on a different frequencies, which the adept may similarly subtlety feel in communion. It is important to note, that the Saiva tradition is tantrik-occultism, with the development of "sensitivities" or psychic abilities, including multidimensional exploration (akashic records, etc.) on the path towards Self Realization, or Siddha development.
The word "occult" should not be defined negatively, as the word equates to what the Pharisees/Saducees labelled John the Baptist's practices, Essene. Such evidences that being nailed to the cross and burned at the stake are synonymous. Moreover, the Catholic and Angelican Church have utilized Angelic magick in addition to numerous other occult-esoterica, all the while creating enforced bans in order to monopolize on potentially dangerous information. Nonetheless, the concepts the ancients studied and articulated are quite philosophical beyond root chakra survival tactics expected of the time periods, and rituals are quite detailed all meant to create a psychological-archetypal-cocktail to assist the adept in navigating towards internal gnosis. In other words, did Moses, a man trained in the Egyptian mystery schools speak to a random burning bush, or did he practice some of form of Angelic magick akin to the Temple of Solomon, such as the Shem HaMephorash. To take a gander at global spiritual history, the elite have always practiced something different, while presenting the masses with corporate style colonial institutions to establish a "divine monarch" based on limited texts, with limited room for assessment, and belief systems where elite shepherds can easily control sheep navigating their pain/pleasure body. Therefore, no actual separation of Church and State, despite the masonic attempt to build a New Atlantis symbolic of Liberty.
As opposed to heaven/hell systems plaguing modernity, scriptures point to humanity falling from "grace", or entering a dark period of "ignorance", which should beg the question of what was humanity like before the fall? It appears, that humanity was quite powerful in terms of consciousness exploration, and utilizing multidimensional awareness. As described in Qlipthoth practices, it is through Goddess Lilith that one is capable of navigating the subconscious in the Western traditions. As described in Tantrik practices, it is through Goddess Kali that one is capable of navigating the subconscious in the Eastern traditions. Both "wildings" stand above the male and chant God's name through invocations and mantras, a practice often prohibited. In diving into the adept's subconscious, the adept is essentially taking on the role of the Mesopotamian Innana/Astarte/Ishtar in diving into the deeps of hell for her beloved for reunion via alchemical marriage, to resurrect from the dead as a Goddess. Hence, at minimum, the ancients most likely held powerful psychic abilities, many of which still act as guides in indigenous cultures. This was a time where humanity walked the Earth as Siddhas.
In entering the dark age of ignorance, where man falls and is clouded from its connection to the divine as shown in the Qabalah where man in Malkuth is reaching for the Supernal Triad, those in the k(g)nowing created art forms, or spiritual/religious "permission slips" to guide adepts navigating their way through "material reality"with belief-limitations limiting the human potential. In the Abrahamic tradition, the fall from "grace" is represented by Eve, who marks the tradition for a veiled feminine, or a pacified feminine in contrast to Lilith. As both Lilith and Kali represent the subconscious, and are symbolically represented as the "Dark Mother", in the East the Goddess is praised but feared whereas the West has sought to differentiate and separate Lilith with Eve creating psychological belief systems that are then met with us versus them fanatical mentalities. In essence, the refusal to acknowledge Lilith, the Shadow aspects of an adept's conscious for which Lilith acts as a guide, is to continue to project onto the world psychological issues held within the subconscious. The adept moves blindly, hoping for external saviors oscillating between pain/pleasure, never looking to grasp the inner core of their "beingness" covered by mental conditionings. In the East, Kali is the ultimate kundalini flame, black as she devours all programming in liberating the adept from their attachments, another subconscious guide which returns the adept back to Shiva, Consciousness, God.
In comparing both the Vedic tradition with Jewish mysticism, numerous parallels arise, including the sanctity of sound and the use of such in a vibratory fashion to effect change. Both Brahmins and Rabbis indicate that individuals need to be "pure", etc., to engage such practices, including prayers (invocations/evocations) where such languages are to have holy "celestial" origin. Moreover, the syntax of the way the terms are presented become important in effect, where Hebrew has taken it further with gematria. Such languages have been used via multidimensional consciousness to commune with numerous astral (star) beings for guidance, some may assist the adept in ascent, some may challenge. The adept should note that the Hebrew language is not Semitic in origin, but from the land of Canaan, where the primitive nomadic Semitic groups completely adopted another culture, including religious practices. Nonetheless, the intent behind spiritual practices, or where you vibrationally place your consciousness becomes important, while some seek Self (Brahman/Kether), others may seek a governing monarch.
In entering the fall of man, or dark yugas, the Siddhas presented numerous art forms to assist the adept to ascend the tree of life. Just as in ancient Mesopotamia, the Vedic system continued such practices including astrology. Further, such arts as medicine, gemstones/amulets (prana-prathista), ritual invocation/evocation, and philosophical schools that provided the backdrop for physics are found within these Vedic texts, where the term Vedas simply means "knowledge". Hence, Vedic-Yogic systems were designed for the "yoking" or reunification with Self all the while assisting the adept navigate "material reality" based on their natural desired interests and conditionings. Within the Vedas are specific esoteric teachings known as the "Upanisads" referring to basically, the "cream of the crop", which like Hermetic philosophy, is geared towards Self Realization. Such were provided via oral traditions, as it was necessary that vibratory transmissions be provided to help adept's navigate their own vibrational field where teachings became "experiential". Through such practices, the adept is brought back to Source, relinquishing the need for further knowledge, or rather, any accumulated knowledge. As such, in "realizing" the "cream of the crop", you come to "Vedanta" meaning "the end of knowledge". Such would mark the return of the Siddhas, a "unified/connected" way of existence by means of "as within, so without", which would enact a global renaissance.
The gods and demons live within, because you, at the highest levels of your consciousness, are in fact the Universe, and everything that can be thought, sensed or experienced emanates from that singular point of infinite nothingness.
Self Realization is taught by every awakened master whose walked the globe, where such masters teach awakening in the environment and context of their surroundings (religions/culture). The names range from the Shankara lineage, Ramana Maharshi, Yogananda, Rumi, Hafiz, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Kabir, Ouspensky, etc., to express the differentiation in environment, which becomes further the backdrop and goal of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and every major mystery school including Hermetic and Rosicrucian. The term for Self-Realization expressed in Hinduism, is "Brahman", which mirrors the definition/experience of "Kether" or the crown of the Qabalist Tree of Life, showing the Abrahamic traditions are also rooted in such teachings by and through its esoteric literature. Though Self is the backdrop of all experiences and ability to experience, it is through ego-death practices of deconditioning belief systems that personalize the character and the character's experiences, where one "realizes" the Self that has always been present. In other words, underneath the character conditioning and the roles it plays is the true Self, where Hindus often give the label to such accomplished individuals as Bhagwan or "God" provided that such individuals provide transmissions to help others come to the same realization experientially.
Though many texts and religions have articulated Self Realization, such can only be expressed by someone whose transcended their egoic character to provide experiential transmissions, or the teachings become logical for the mind to grasp, explore, and thereafter socially brag to rather inflate the egoic character rather than transcend. Such is fine for a stepping stone and spreading the word, and though there are many paths leading to "Oneness", Advaita Vedanta has continuously proven to be the direct route, as the adept is assisted in piercing through thoughts/emotions that keep consciousness limited to the confines of the character and the character's story. In practicing Advaita meaning "Oneness", "emptying-out" the distortions of thoughts-emotions for the "clarity" of "awareness", particularly emotional-thoughts that are personalized keeping the adept in the limited feels of being a character, places the adept closer to the naturally aligned state expressed in Eastern scriptures as "Samadhi". In other words, as stated by Shunryu Suzuki, "Leave your front door and back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don't serve them tea". This "Samadhi" or ultimate ego-death can be likened to lingering with conviction in "being" the "space" between the atoms and phenomenal existences as opposed to identification with the human vessel and thoughts/emotions, where the atoms that compose the ego-character simply move in the flow of consciousness, or with intuitive spontaneity under direction of what is known as "Divine Will". As an example, have you ever worked on a project, most likely artwork, where lost in the moment, time seems to effortlessly fly as creation seems to effortlessly unfold? Well, the practice of Self Realization is to bring the adept back to the original blueprint, which is illusory-disguised underneath belief-system conditionings that distort the flow of consciousness from the field of inspiration, the unified field of consciousness, or "Oneness". In correlation to philosophical free will, it is as if the adept moves intuitively with the field of consciousness spontaneously-intuitively, where the external environment adjusts to the adept's vibration as expressed in the axiom "As Within, So Without" and detailed through law of attraction teachings.
Self Realization is exiting the matrix, the anti soul-evolution of returning to zero point consciousness, realizing the "Kether" of heaven is within you beneath the egoic shell that is the individuated character. Such is realized by simply disengaging the matrix. Take the visual of watching an engaging film, particularly at the moment of an edge-of-the-seat type suspense scenario increasingly building, where the viewer is completely visually-emotionally glued to the screen waiting for the next scene reveal. As the climactic moment arrives, the film's ability to take on a "virtual reality" is heightened as the viewer is completely engrossed, depicted by the viewer's own emotional state being completely controlled by witnessing the scene upon the screen. Suddenly, immediately prior to the climactic reveal, the screen goes blank as the power is removed, leaving the viewer first with shock as a pivotal moment was not properly revealed, which then only moves the viewer's emotional body to reset back to the surrounding environment as the viewer engages what happened and what conduct is required to return to the film. Nonetheless, there are two aspects of the adept's consciousness revealed in this event, one of which is to be consciously attached to the film and its emotional roller-coasters (both high/low vibrations), or to unplug from the film where the adept may go through a process of emotionally-vibrationally un-gluing himself from being engrossed in the film back into the adept's normal sensory states based on the adept's environment and conditionings.
Another example is the use of controlled breath to navigate a panic attack. The moving away of awareness from the reasons for panic and using the breath to move the adept to calmer brainwave patterns, centers and align the individual with a naturally harmonious state for the human animal vessel. In addition, thoughts and emotions are tied, as evidenced where individuals are often told not to make decisions when under certain emotional states. Such practices also bring sensory clarity, as emotions-thoughts are removed from awareness, the adept may find themselves with heightened senses being able to witness the adept's surroundings without analytical engagement, a truly nonjudgmental "as is" perception such as a viewing through a camera lens without a record button to personalize and analyze a memory data bank. For example, in viewing a small item, an adept may find that they will be able to discern excruciating details should they view the item from a state of calm created by controlled breath in addition to simply removing all thoughts for the moment for heightened clarity of the item. When the adept has cleared the emotional-thoughts and can simply observe the item, the adept here, should then simply linger in the ability to observe, or basically, hold the conviction to get to know the "observer Self". In other words, as opposed to focusing on the item, get to know the one who is doing the observing, the adept's "awareness".
In lingering within the "observer Self", the adept may face a backlash of psychological eruptions, as the adept's mind attempts to engage "doership" energy, keeping the adept out of the spaciousness of the moment and thinking (engaging) what to do in the next. In addition, as the adept psychologically adjusts, belief systems are dissolved and flushed from what feels like the central nervous system, where proper teachers who have accomplished such tasks are capable of further assisting in helping adepts move beyond traumas and other emotional baggage, belief-systems, thought-patterns and habits, and need for religious/spiritual "permission slips", the adept moves into simply the beingness of "I Am (Period)" as opposed to "I Am a Story". From what is known as a "Dark Night of the Soul", the adept may move the process of un-gluing from what Buddhists have called Samsara and what Hindus have called Maya, both meaning illusory-worldly-transient existences. To move beyond transient existences, ancient yogis have practiced "neti, neti", meaning "not this, not this", where through self-inquiry regarding held limiting belief systems, yogis would dissolve their conditioning by seeing the errors of their beliefs in light of simply being fully present with awareness, or simply "I Am".
Through continued dissolution of limiting beliefs that keep the adept personalizing the character consciousness is temporarily housing, and moving away from transiency towards something that remains eternally, the backdrop of the "observer Self" and observable phenomena, the adept moves to completely drop the character. Though indescribable, Hinduism has defined this realization as "Brahman" or the ultimate truth, where the adept is still "aware" (Sat) with expanded presence or "beingness" (Chit). The naturally aligned state, or having "emptied" the character personalization to linger in beingness, presents a naturally "blissful" (Ananda) experience that is not subject to the bodily hormonal cocktails. As Self-Realization removes the belief-system distortions around consciousness, the adept realigns and returns to the adept's blueprint, the essential Self. Provided that the "law of attraction" is a vibrational game of using ecstatic positive mind-states to produce an optimal lifestyle, the feeling state of Ananda is the law of attraction vibratory field for the adept to enter their Krysted timeline. In other words, Self Realization would be a significant step up and above "vision board" type practices, where such is simply an attempt to manifest one's egoic desires, irrespective of what the ancient masters have stated regarding the path of desire. Should an adept chase externally a desire, the adept may want to consider why such desire arises in the first place, the root of the desire, and if there are beliefs that need to be resolved that keep such desires intact keeping the adept attached to transient delusions. Should you manifest your desires, your heavens, how harmoniously would the adept remain, should transient attachments be thereafter removed? Such demands, needs, or wants from Samsara/Maya may simply be a reflection of something unresolved within, a lack of fulfillment, where fulfillment is truly found in expanded presence or "beingness" as nothing else is required. Hence, why Shakyamuni expressed desire as being one of the roots of suffering, and also probably why Osho Rajneesh did the "flashy" to show materialism isn't the issue but attachment thereof as he would buy unnecessary repetitive items in contrast to the loin-cloth Ramana Maharshi, where they all appear to be teaching adepts the same goal expressed differently. Nonetheless, can you imagine if Jesus utilized a vision board in the Judea Desert? Tantriks would understand this as the "Last Temptation", hence, the reason why Self Realization and Guru are required in proper lineages. The enjoyment (Bhoga) is to be tasted after Union with Self (Yoga), which would bring the element of Transcendence to the egoic path of "desire", placing the adept in the Garden of Eden, "eden" meaning "pleasure".
Just as an overheated piece of machinery will exhaust itself and require a cool down and possible readjustment, so may the human vessel in practicing Self Realization require plenty of self-care and environmental changes. The body and mind readjusts, where kundalini assists in clearing programming embedded in the psychological centers (energy vortices) known as chakras, as the "feminine receptive" energy purifies the adept and brings the "masculine will" back into alignment (vibration). When the adept is properly balanced internally with both masculine and feminine currents, the external expression of such will naturally be spontaneous in alignment with the adept. It should be understood that with proper alignment to the essential self, the need for movements such environmental, gender equality, etc., to balance harmony, will naturally enfold without the need to create an egoic-identity with personalized characteristics and further limiting beliefs for the character that immerse and delude the adept into transient existences. In other words, it is the choice between the natural "blissful Self" versus the ups and downs of the emotional "character self". Nonetheless, the oscillation process of the un-gluing of the "character self" from "awareness", in addition to self care requirements, may entail the adept having their "Last Temptation" ordeals as the adept seeks to let go of the films of Samsara/Maya. Such may be represented not just by desirable temptations, but through triggers that keep humanity engaging Samsara, as opposed to investigating delusions by and through self-inquiry bringing the adept back to the "observer Self" moving beyond the distortions of thoughts/emotions. These temptations and triggers arise to bring the light of awareness into aspects of ourselves, through the process of "know thyself", as the adept gains awareness of conditioning and moves towards transcendence.
Those tasting the nectar of "Ananda" in Self Realization communities are headed towards their Krysted timelines, where such practices is where Buddhas and Christs are realized, where what is known as the Krishna/Christ Consciousness is none other than Brahman/Kether. In dissolving the beliefs that hold the ego intact by and through self-inquiry type practices where the adept discerns/judges themselves, the adept then perceives "out of themselves" or "objectively" without any personal agendas creating a conflict of interest. It is a shift in identity headed away from identities, a funeral type energy of death, release, and liberation. Hence, the adept's perspective becomes "nondual" as the adept has transcended their own personal interest and is capable of being "fully present" to mirror back "higher consciousness". Such may bring deeper meaning to the Christian adage, "judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matthew 7:1) where being impartial would be required to grasp the wider perspective, in a world where many are simply playing out their mental conditionings and belief systems as expressed in "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" (Luke 23:34).
Self Realization has been taught all throughout the world as evidenced by global literature, but it seems only a few have succeeded as either such individuals gain notoriety or have stayed hidden. Such may be due to the lack of logical understanding of Self Realization, where most would rather engage and repetitively fulfill their desires as opposed to transcendence. The problem may be due to the adept simply not wanting Self realization in contrast to fulfillment of egoic desires. As warned in both traditional texts and esoterica, desire can become a distraction, a "last temptation" that pulls the adept down the Qabalist Tree of Life, but can also create an egoic bark on the Tree (Qliphoth), where the path of desire can be wrought with evolutionary issues creating suffering, leading the adept to finally desire liberation for Self. Even on a subtler level, the desirous pull to be in "doership" while lingering in "awareness" creates a distraction, where the adept may desire "doing" something, as opposed to basking in the limitless "nothingness", the potential from which all things are manifested. Hence, subtle conditionings often remain hidden, where a Self-Realized master is often sought to help assist move beyond certain conditionings not readily apparent to the adept's own consciousness, and overall act as a guidepost for Parabrahman, the Absolute, where the "observer Self" asks to intuitively grasp that which was prior to the One Infinite Consciousness.
In essence, Self Realization is to return the adept back to the adept's original state, or humanity's state before the fall of man, which is represented by the seven (7) Sephirot below the supernal triad on the Qabalist Tree of Life. It is a return to the Purusha or Adam-Lilith Kadmon defined as the "Cosmic Man" or better expressed as Unity Consciousness or Oneness. It is the realization of Shivoham.
Symbols are designed to cleanse and protect and against cursers.
Sample Work-Product. Author's Grimoire.
Kali Kaula Mason.
Author's Energy Work.
Author's Binding Ring.
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No Free Will.
Character Just Does.
You Just Be.
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