The Doctrine of Continuous Revelation and Initiation

To my ageing brain it makes a great deal of sense that “truth” is revealed in accordance with human capacity of comprehension. The words of the Rig Veda some 3200 years ago differ from an A level Physics textbook. The world of Abraham differed considerably to ours. Zoroaster would not know modern Iran. Buddha might be shocked at the number and grandeur of Buddhist temples at Bodh Gaya. And your man Jesus would look in awe at the number of cathedrals and the variety of sects he might utter wtf have you done.

In our times human mind is way more capable of abstract thought. Each year tens of thousands of minds come across the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics. I reckon that Buddha 2500 years ago would have struggled with it, but regular undergraduate students can get at least the gist of it without too many migraines. Buddha understood the nature of mind but the maths for quantum mechanics had not yet materialised. There was no need for it back then.

Here is a challenge for you. Read every single blue book by Bailey and Kuhl. Assimilate and comprehend the entire opus. When you are done with that get your head around Blavatsky’s work. I double dare you.

One could argue that the Toltec Teachings as per Mares and not Castaneda are a part of this continuous revelation. What about Scientology?

The Tibetan mentions that he has taken the fifth initiation.

I’ll put forward a suggestion. There are contents within his opus which are only properly comprehended after one has taken the appropriate initiation. One is only able to understand them and “get” them when one has evolved sufficiently in order so to do. Thus, although stated in text, the content in not accessible to mind until the mind has been sufficiently developed.

This is very similar to science teaching. One has to lay foundation stones of concept in order to build the bigger picture. A missing conceptual foundation prevents the house being constructed and people do “top out” in their ability. I have worked with Ph.D. students and although they can use the equations of non-linear optics, they do not really get it. They may have no desire to, or they may simply be unable to.

Here is another blue book that I have / had some familiarity with. I have seen a number of Ph.D. students shit a brick when they opened it.

The idea of the bible story of Jesus going through an initiatory process as he wandered around makes more sense, at least to me, than the interpretations I was made to draw. For a while I attended a convent school in Zambia. I remember drawing pictures of men in long coats with beards. I always got less than 4 out of 10 because I am bad at drawing.

We have an account of what transpired on the physical plane but no idea what was going on for him subjectively. Humans like dead letter, or face value, interpretation. They want to argue about the “facts”. What is a fact? It is something which is made, from facio. It is material. There is no account written by either Christ or Buddha as to what was really going on for them. I doubt many of us would be able to comprehend. So, we have a quasi-reportage or soap opera story telling. People like the miracles, the latter-day CGI, the juicy bits.

The work of the Tibetan is, it seems, a part of the continuous revelation.

People may be too lazy to try to get their head around it. After all, Strictly Come Dancing, The Football and Love Island are on the telly…and there are loads of text messages to reply to and computer games to master.


Arcane School Dream 22-04-21

After a bit of a dream drought, I had a dream last night. I suspect that reading about the Bardic Awen may have had a hand in it. This notion of Awen, or inspiration or intuition is one that I am both familiar with and fond of. Here is this morning’s dream.

The wife and I are in South London, on Brixton Hill. We are walking down the hill towards the cinema.  We are going to see a new release. We pass by a car repair garage the door of which is up. We nip into the garage and there are two young men in light blue overalls there. One is tending to a car. The other is sat in a window seat reading a small pamphlet. I recognise the pamphlet as one from the Arcane School. I say to him “I see that you read the Blue Books.” He replies “yes, I do. How did you know?” I tell him that I recognised the pamphlet from the Arcane School and that I followed their course for several months.

He leads me through the backdoor of the garage and into a meeting. It is a meeting of people who have read the Blue Books. Most of the people there are my age or older. I note the age profile. I recognise a few of them. Over by the door a younger man than me ~40 is leaving. We immediately recognise each other. He can’t place where from. I say it was from CRAC and UK GRAD. His mind joins the dots. He leaves.

In one corner there are a number of older people sat. One thin man says he recognises me. In the dream I know he is suspicious of me because I am not pure Arcane School and have dabbled in the Toltec Teachings. I know that he is being prejudiced and slightly ignorant. I know that I have things I could teach them / him.

We go outside and in the grounds of the garden is A. I know A fairly well. We have met on and off over 20 years. A looks dramatically different, she has changed. In the dream I resolve to drop her an email today.

The wife and I move off along a riverbank and past some obstacles. We might be late for the film. The riverbank looks like the one here in France at Guingamp.

Dream ends.