> Thanks for the reply. I was going to post about my
> search/my path but didn't want bore you. You have
> understood something that book readers don't
> understand, an Inner Experience, a personal
> perspective/ a union of sorts, this is so
Malcolm, I find it so interesting, how the conclusions one arrives at viz the Inner experience always seem to point to the same or highly similar metaphysical conclusions. Your mention of a 'union of sorts' is one such indicator. I would say that it is more than important, it might be essential, at least when it comes to the deeper experiences.
I rather doubt then, that you would "bore" me with your own testimonials, if only because I suspect those would be episodes that impart many of the same things we have discovered - episodes tailored to your circumstances, but ones that impart many of the same universal Truths.
And this is one way to recognize the real "gnostic", who will never address strangers, knowing nothing about their personal pasts, by telling them what their experiences mean or do not mean. Such people have failed to recognize the true teacher, and so they appoint themselves by substitution, not knowing that the teacher is a power or principle that articulates lessons through each of us, independently of cultural considerations, at least as far as I can tell.
If my own path is indicative of a somewhat generic process, I would say that the "unity" lessons are among the more advanced ones. The recognition or glimpsing of a normally occult-hidden spiritual dimension is more primary, at least it was to me, and something that runs throughout all of the episodes that I would say are of the variety you describe. I'm having a chat with Naveen on a nearby thread, you may find it to be of interest. When I get the time, soon, I look forward to replying to her latest.
> do we keep this experience aliv in our every day?
> I don't know if you practice any techniques but if
> not can I recommend the method of St Julian of
> Norwich, she was a Christian mystic born in 1342
> ad. She was taken seriously ill and she had
> incredible visions of the passion of Christ while
> ill and went on to become an anchoress (wiki her).
> She used a breath technique for meditation, in the
> east it is called the Pranayama, It works, but it
> works like water on a rock in a river it takes
> along time, but it works. Any way thanks for the
> original post has taken me back to this subject,
> so now I will have to find the time to finish
> Eisenmans 2nd book The New Testament Code. malc
Thanks for sharing. I will look into this. The cave thing is a lovely metaphor for this whole line of pursuit, is it not? Separating from the material world, as a way of encouraging the spirit-matter dichotomy into focus.
You mention Prayanama (sic). Here's something I came across a while back, which may remind you of Sri Yuketeswar's guru - and I would bet you know the book I'm referring to, Malcom!