The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 8
a new vision of reality: (spiritual/physical) opening the "door" to God, "form" of doctrine - E=MC^10 (eternity = man x 10C); Einstein thought up an entirely new "shape" for reality itself , E=MC^2, and opened the "door" to the physical universe - looking forward to the past - reconciliation - the reclamation of mind, restoration, restitution - mastery of marriage, of life, of self - the rediscovery of the sacred - fidelity to God's service - vigilance against human weakness - aware of the obligations placed on us as we wait for the return of Christ and the restitution of all things.
righteousness = used of him/her whose way of thinking, feeling, and acting is wholly conformed to the will of God - integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness - governed by the Spirit of God - calm and joyful trust in God as parent -- high-demand faith vs. low-demand faith - study vs. ritual -- inner discipline - physical/spiritual nourishment - Col 1:5-6 recognizing the truth, the calling - Ezek 24:24 "sign" - Psalm 98:1-2 "proof" - Isa 42:6, 43:12 - "new song" Psalm 35, 40:3; Isa 12:1-6 - Isa 43:12 "ye are my witnesses" - worthy of the Family Name - active, blessed, endless in the coming Kingdom of God - a spiritual house, an Holy priesthood, established in the present truths, built on a sure foundation - we are strangers in a strange land - our viewpoint is different - turn from, resist, overcome, and choose the Mind and Government of God - change of mind and direction - we have to change our views and actions to have TRUE LIFE, away from, and out of, the false life of this world - come out of the world (the mass, the many) - mass communication, entertainment, etc. - the social mass, the unsacred mass - feeding the carnality - prophecy (as indicant) is a tool - it can help us prepare for the future, or it can become a self-fulfilling trap.
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 9
hell as a concept to demonize the church's enemy [-Eileen Paigles, "Origins of Satan"] - ritual cosmology - oppression = hell on earth for certain communities -- loving one another is a better way for promoting religion; the brotherhood of man vs. religious terror -- war as a way of life, a mental attitude -- us vs. them -- warriors; warrior identity - to make war, a religious experience - the righteous cause; spirituality in human terms -- warrior alliances, brotherhood on the lowest level -- incursions into the mental battlefield; designed to provoke - ideological objectives - holy crusades of man's making - the best of violence, justified -- in reality, war without winners - machinations to enable machine war - the darker recesses of renegade humanity - political benefits - the vilification of opponents - dynamics of the system priority -- advanced does not equate progression of spirit - advanced (retrograde view component) enabler of base humanity - the SAGE are war criminals of the highest order - the systemic life embrace, lead to believe -- the system will either be dismantled (life) or destroyed (death), the choice is ours to make.
God of our salvation - satisfied with the goodness of thy house - keep and strengthen us - increase our faith with your council and instruction - the form of sound doctrine - we thank you for understanding - the knowledge of the Holy - for the honour and privilege to incline our ears to wisdom - to stand in Thy counsel - to abide with thee, to walk with thee - within Thy Law - to sing with gratitude in our hearts - thank-you for your increase - we pray for the humility, faith, and strength to accept the responsibility that you have given us - God of mercy, God of all comfort, God of our salvation - nourish us in the words of faith and good doctrine - to continue in the faith, grounded and settled.
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 10
Furnishing the Mind - Tabernacle 07 articles of furniture:
* Brazen Altar - sacrifice - repentance of sins;
* Laver (of Brass) - mirrors - Holy Spirit, water;
* Candlestick - beaten Gold - overcoming, COG;
* Shewbread Table - fine flour, 12 loaves - revelation, truth;
* Altar of Incense - prayer - humility, prayer;
* Ark Covenant - 10C, Aaron's Rod, Shewbread - law, authority;
* Mercy Seat - solid gold, seat of learning - Throne of God.
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 11
Ambassadors of love and of the highest thought - knowing that the interests of other human beings are inextricably linked with our own - no longer can we base our existence on our individual happiness - our true salvation and happiness lie in seeing everyone else's interests as equal to our own - to achieve that requires acknowledging that one's defense system (individualism, ego) cannot bring that happiness, instead, it only creates what one is trying to defend oneself against (heartache, loneliness) - but out of our belief in our intrinsic guilt, we have created this existence of a suffering world trying to find a replacement for God in it - the more we seek salvation outside that, the more tragic our life becomes - we can never find the limitless in this limited material experience, and our fears will keep us stuck there unless we transform our fears into a pathway to love - repentance, forgiveness of all past sins, washed clean through Baptism - heaven waits behind fear's gate (broad is the way and wide is the gate).
the Holy Relationship - whereby we become accountable and responsible for our own inner world, rather than trying to change or blame the outer world for feeling the way we do - when we are fully accountable, and engaged in the Holy Relationship, it becomes alive and real because we are no longer in relationship with our self and our needs - we're actually in relationship [with Christ], in a vital, exciting, passionate and creative union, rather than living within the smallness of replaying our past in a dull, boring, stagnant and vicious cycle - it is imperative that we move beyond healing the self, to healing the world. -- [based on Shared Vision Magazine, Mar.98, "Lessons in Love", A Course in Miracles]
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 12
since at most one faith can be true, it follows that human beings are extremely liable to believe firmly and honestly in something untrue in the field of revealed religion (the many are deceived) - obedience required for a good understanding (a good understanding have they who OBEY His commandments) - the New Physics = the deeper philosophical implications of science - the finitude of time (covering eternity) - space-time (only) records a body of truth - spatiotemporal generations, [1. existing in both space and time 2. of space-time] written on the fabric, authored and encoded, growth rings, time frames - the quantum code of space-time - time the mechanism, space the medium of recording.
Universal Grid - energy/matter - "golden wire woven into the fabric" (the threads, string theory) - spiritual-eternal woven into the fabric of space-time - the "Einstein-DeSitter Universe" - DeSitter surrounds and touches our universe at every point, another dimension - a potential barrier between our continuum and DeSitter Space (extreme energy, matter density 10^93 g/cm^3; ie. water = 1g/cm^3 at freezing) -- the shifting texture of empty space, the complex network of transmutations [a breach or puncture of the large potential barrier of DeSitter Space might result in a "supernova from experimentation" (particle physics, quantum mechanics, accelerator use of increased energies, experimentation from high-energy physics, ie. +/- 20TBeV) - transition to DeSitter Space (plugging into) "termination of existence" threat to the Earth, local system to 50LY].
A "white hole" window into the primordial energies - monopolar window into DeSitter Space - always goes towards crunch, opens and closes, control mechanism built into space-time - larger events ie., quasars, galaxies exploding, monopolar, one single jet coming out - smaller events bipolar, two-jets coming out ["Quantum Tunneling Towards An Exploding Universe" article, Apr.86, Journal "Nature", Theoretical Physics] - physicists willing to take the risks - "Holy Quest" research for truths, answers - multi-dimensional physics.
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 13
the Universe contains the principle of its order within itself - the Universe contains within itself the reason for its own existence - influences not restrained by time - "God does not play dice" [Einstein] - Earth the future home of God's Throne -- "Crystal Ball" singularity not apparent to the observer - lens through which the universe appears uniform and expanding in all directions - "Empyrean" [1. the highest heaven; specf. a) among the ancients, the sphere of pure light or fire; b) among christian poets, the abode of God 2. the sky; the celestial vault; firmament] -- the Singularity = the distinction between matter, energy and thought.
God spreadeth out the heavens as a tent (11 dimensions, goat's hair) to dwell in - God dwells within his creation (10 curtains of fine linen covered by the 11 of goat's hair) - within the sphere of the universe - a cube within the sphere - God inhabits eternity but can occupy time, but is not limited by time (timeless) - the universe (metagalaxy, the measurable material universe) as we know it is the surface of God's realm (space-time surface of a spiritual-eternal universe) and is an extension of, and sustained by, that realm (God is holding it in being by His physical laws, His scripture of creation, and His Holy Spirit, His very agency) - space-time is rooted in and draws nourishment from the spiritual-eternal.
The Ancient Future: Open_Notes 14
the first instant of the "big bang" (creation of space, matter, time), where space was infinitely shrunken, [not shrunken - did not yet exist, the instant of creation happened upon the totality of the surface of God's realm, the spiritual universe and expanded out not from a singular point but from a singular boundless surface] represents a boundary or edge in time at which space ceases to exist [eternity = time beyond the horizon] - physicists call such a boundary a "singularity" - space is inextricably linked to time, and as space stretches and shrinks, so does time - just as the big bang represents the creation of space, so it represents the creation of time - neither space nor time can be extended back through the initial singularity [the spiritual-eternal universe].
gravity is a universal force, acting between all material bodies in the cosmos - Einstein's idea of curved space-time [covering the spherical singularity] explains gravity - the force of gravity powers all large-scale cosmic phenomena - the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (order to disorder with time in isolated systems) coupled with gravity (in the expanding universe, the cosmic material comes under the influence of the cosmological gravitational field, the cumulative gravity of the rest of the universe) opens the way for the injection of order into the cosmic material by the gravitational field - the expanding universe (temperature differentials) is capable of creating order where none existed before (the universe started out with a highly ordered, low entropy, gravitational field, smooth and uniform, containing immense potential for generating complexity).