Spiritual Sciences – Originality and Personal Interpretations of Universal Concepts

One of the biggest hindrances spiritual sciences has in being considered an established philosophy, scientific discipline, or religion comes in the fact that it’s always based on originality and creativity, and never on dogma or a single interpretation. There’s no right way of seeing something as opposed to a wrong way, there’s no true or false answers, and there’s no such thing as a ‘fact’ in the general sense of an idea being true for everyone equally. All truth is individual in nature and only comes as a realization, inspiration, or conclusion drawn by an individual at a particular point in their own growth and evolution. All ideas in the most fundamental sense are archetypal in nature, which means they’re universal as a general idea that serves as a form of prototype that lends itself to producing an infinite number of variations based on the mind of the individual who’s perceiving and interpreting it. All ideas and what we can call ‘knowledge’ of a higher nature, is a living intelligence that’s in a constant state of evolving into something more and ‘becoming’ a new version of itself.

Every idea, no exceptions, is conceived by an individual in its symbolic and potential form, where it’s adapted to their paradigm and modified into a personalized version of the same idea. We’re always drawing on universal concepts as the basis for reforming them into personalized versions that can be molded into our existing reality allowing us to apprehend them through the experience created. No idea is frozen, fixated or crystallized and stationary, where it appears the same way to everyone, and there’s no single way of interpreting an idea that makes it true for everyone. Every person draws in an idea and reshapes it in a way that’s harmonious with their mental model as a means of understanding it and experiencing it as an outer reflection of themselves.

That same idea, when viewed through or illustrated using a different model or set of elements, is modified accordingly, and morphs into another unique variation of the same overall idea. Yet, no matter how it appears or what shape it’s molded into, which can vary significantly, it still holds true to the same archetypal idea as a form of universal theme. This is what an archetype is – a universal idea and theme that can be shaped an infinite number of ways while still representing the same overall idea that can be played out forming the same universal theme. For example, the archetypal idea of a ‘wizard’ can be made into many different types of wizards, all of which are different in terms of appearance, personality, and abilities, yet they all represent the idea of a wizard. There’s no right or more correct version of a wizard, there’s only one person’s idea as opposed to another person s idea about the same thing. We’re always drawing on a universal idea as the means of reshaping it into a personal one.

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One of the main problems modern day sciences has, across the board, is that it has become very rigid, inflexible, and based largely on theory or opinion, rather than remaining dynamic, flexible, and fluidic. All life, everywhere throughout the entire cosmos is in a dynamic state of ‘becoming’.  It’s alive, breathing, growing, and evolving into something else. But unfortunately, science has taken an attitude of trying to confine everything to a rigid materialistic concept or widely accepted paradigm where everyone becomes invested in determining ‘facts’ that they deem ‘correct’, and therefore right, which means everyone who sees it differently or disagrees somehow, is wrong or incorrect. The other problem stems from scientists falling in love with their own ideas, and not only excluding any new information that doesn’t match their hypothesis or that would serve to disprove it somehow, but also defend their idea by criticizing and trying to discredit anyone who disagrees with them. They’re invested in the need to be “right” and defend their ideas with a sense of pride and arrogance, usually closing their mind to any new ways of looking at the same idea, or incorporating new information in order to continuously evolve an idea.  

This is the biggest reason why all branches of material science, which work primarily with consistent results and predetermined outcomes, fail to evolve in the most basic sense and stay stuck in the same paradigm for decades or even centuries. For example, we’ve known for quite some time that there are things in the universe that ‘move faster than the speed of light’, and by things I mean ‘observable phenomenon’. In fact there are things that don’t seem to ‘move’ at all, but appear to exist ‘everywhere’ at the same time, and seem to be connected somehow through a form of dynamic underlying substrata as a vibratory network, yet scientists who have been trained to Einstein’s model and way of thinking, can’t wrap their head around it or conceptualize it, and so they just kind of set it off to the side and go on about their business, ignoring it entirely, while revisiting it occasionally to consider its possibilities. Many go so far as to call anything that might serve to disprove their ideas about things ‘pseudoscience’, which is like the new fad in calling everything that doesn’t match our narrative “disinformation” or “fake news”.

The problem we have with the scientific community in the general sense comes in the fact that their academic education is at an accredited university of some kind where they’re all taught to think out of the same paradigm, which means that the only new ideas they come up with are an offspring of that model or logically evolve out of the same fundamental idea and way of thinking about something. When they do come up with a new way of perceiving the same phenomena or interpreting the same group of data and try to present it professionally through a manuscript or article, they’re often chastised, ridiculed, berated, often discredited all together, and risk having their career ruined. Because of this, they tend to quietly conform out of fear of the consequences they’ll face.

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Spiritual Sciences, on the other hand, suffer from an entirely different type of dilemma. At this end of the equation, you have people who often lack a higher education and scientific understanding of universal principles and natural processes, who work from a lower form of intuition, which is based primarily out of a ‘belief system’. They’re confined by a different type of rigid thinking which can borderline on superstition and overactive imagination. Their beliefs often have no scientific basis whatsoever, do not result from rational thinking or reasoning, and are formed largely from an overactive imagination that’s engaged in fantasy, without even seeming to realize it. They often get confused over the difference between and excited imagination and true intuitive observation and deepened awareness of the spiritual side of Nature (Astral Plane), and instead indulge in their own fantasies about the energetic nature of astral beings and natural forces, born out of childhood interpretations of what we call the ‘magical kingdom’.

Yet the term ‘magic’, as it was originally used, was another word for what we now call science. The biggest difference is that magic was based on the ‘mind’ and its ability to direct and shape the elements of the natural world. When people talk about the spiritual world who have no scientific model or reference to draw on, they tend to come across as being so ‘right brained’ they’re nonsensical and airy-fiery’. They usually validate and try to credential themselves by going into stories about how special they were as a child, how they’ve always had psychic abilities, and often engage in various forms of fortune telling, doing psychic readings, seances, talking to ‘souls that have passed over’, and so on, usually without demonstrating a basic understanding of the very phenomena they’re mentally engaged in. For this reason, spiritual practices of various sorts are seldom taken seriously, and often discounted as purely imaginary and delusional, and therefore ignored altogether in the scientific sense.

Spiritual Sciences – is a term very few people understand in terms of knowing what it is or what it actually means. Most are a bit confused by it, because in the general sense spirit and science are often represented as being opposed to each other and contradictory in the most basic sense, and one is commonly used to try and invalidate or disprove the other. It’s hard to even use terms like esoteric, occult, metaphysical, magic, Hermetics, sacred knowledge, or ancient wisdom to describe it, because these terms have also been grossly misinterpreted and perverted from their original meaning and what they initially represented. But in the most basic sense these are terms that represent combining spiritual ideas with scientific ones as a form of ‘whole brain thinking’, and the perception that’s commonly birthed from a holistic, integrated mindset.

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Spiritual sciences require full use of both aspects of our mind – our subconscious which is instinctual and emotionally driven, and what forms what we perceive as the material world of our thoughts, and our conscious, rational, thinking mind that turns ideas into mental concepts and has the inherent ability to reason. If you reside mentally and emotionally in favor of one extreme or the other, you either get locked into a belief system that’s rigid, crystallized, and dead, or you get lost infinitely in the lower regions of the Astral plane, populated with the dross of spiritual remnants and empty shells, and consumed by the reality born out of your own fantasies.

What makes this even more challenging is you’re the one who must be able to discern the difference. No one else can point it out or tell you, because in the ultimate sense everyone’s reality is of their own making and born out of their own mental model. If someone disagrees with you or argues another point, you’ll defend your idea as being right, and often even feel hurt, rejected, or offended. Instead of forming a rational argument or discussion, you’ll resort to trying to make them out to be a “bad person” or calling them names. Due to this factor, all growth and evolution is something you must have a desire for and strong inclination towards, because it’s all being facilitated by you and is something you do for yourself.

All growth, no matter what form, only comes by building and expanding your own ‘mental paradigm’ by acquiring and incorporating new forms of information. As you grow your own knowledge base you can conceive of new ideas, comprehend deeper realms of reality, and experience a much broader and more inclusive level of life. As your mental capacity grows, your experience of the world grows in exact proportion. We only ‘perceive’ around us what matches and can be comprehended using our model. All interpretations are formed out of our entire knowledge base as memory of some kind, and all information (data) is only meaningful when it’s interpreted. All ideas, no exceptions, result from how information is interpreted to form a concept necessary to understand it in the practical sense. We interpret everything by adapting and filtering it through our paradigm, modifying it accordingly, where it can be perceived outside of us as a natural part of our environment, and experienced as a result. We only attain knowledge through experience, because the actual knowledge comes through the realizations formed which give us new insights into commonly held ideas.

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There’s no such thing as an objective fact or idea that appears the same to everyone. Every person will conceive the same idea in a way that’s unique to them because they reshape it through their perception of it, and their perception is formed through the mental lens of their paradigm. Our perception of the outer world comes as a reflection of our mental paradigm. Just the very act of ‘perceiving something’ changes how it appears and the shape it takes on in relation with us. This is both the beauty and dilemma of life. Unfortunately, humans, who have been bestowed with the higher mind, capable of intelligence, robs life of its beauty and magic by trying to force it into a small idea of their own making, where they prune it in an attempt to stunt it’s growth and keep it confined out of fear that it might grow and expand into something bigger and more inclusive.

The axiom ‘I think, therefore I am’, would be more accurately stated as ‘I think, and are therefore becoming’, because life itself, in all its grandeur, is in a constant state of growing and evolving into new variations of itself and becoming something more. When engaging in the spiritual world that underlies and forms the basis for the material world of phenomena, some refer to as the energetic realm of propagating frequencies, everything is in ‘motion’ and flows dynamically through a consistent state of transformation. Nothing is fixed, stagnate, or dead. It’s alive, conscious, and shimmering with a pearl-essence and prismatic luster, and constantly shapeshifting by absorbing and assimilating new attributes. Even the world of material form, which is the primary basis for modern science, is ‘inhabited and animated’ by a dynamic living force that’s constantly morphing energetically based on an energetic respiration where its always combining with and becoming one with its environment. All material form is shaped by and acts as a vessel and vehicle for a life-giving, animating, self-expressing spirit.

All growth, which is what builds and consistently constructs a physical body is achieved through a mysterious, invisible form of consciousness, we call Life or a Life-Force. This living, invisible consciousness is ‘archetypal in nature’, and acts to generate and consistently regenerate and maintain its own physical form for a designated period of time (life cycle), as a way of ‘experiencing itself’. What we have to always keep in mind is that even what we perceive as the material world and our own physical body, is being regenerated through a constant process of birth, maturity, death, and rebirth, that’s cyclical and rhythmic in nature. Nothing that’s ‘alive’ is crystallized or stagnate. Life itself, in every aspect is in a constant state of living, dying, and being reborn into a slightly different state and form, and operates through a ‘life-cycle’ that’s predetermined and fluidic in essence.

Cosmic mind

Spiritual Sciences recognizes that all life is formed out of different degrees and levels of consciousness, and all material forms are fashioned by consciousness as a vehicle for expression. As we’re born into a material body, which we act to determine and generate through a form of co-creation, we’re able to express not only as a physical form or being, but also in creating a perception of ourselves as a part of a much larger and more inclusive form of life we call reality. The same mental sphere and mode of consciousness forms a vibratory frequency that has both a metaphorical pattern and a self-constructing mechanism inherent in it. The outer world is only ‘known’ through our ability to ‘perceive it’, and perception is a product of our mind, which exists and self-evolves consistently through and as our ‘mental paradigm’. We act first to produce our own experiences, and then ‘shape ourselves’ by way of our experiences by how we incorporate them into our existing memory base, evolving and expanding it according to any new information attained as a variation.

All ‘change’ comes by making new combinations. Its only when we combine energetically and mentally (which are the same thing) with new elements and environmental conditions, new material circumstances, situations, and with new people, that we form new experiences of ourselves that acts to upgrade our memory-base. All memory, like the mind that creates it, is also in a constant state of fluxing and evolving based on producing new variations that provide us with new possibilities for experience. While we categorize memories, where we recall particular memories that seem to pertain to a specific event or happening in the past, each time we recall it at a different stage or time in our life, where we’ve matured, grown and evolved, just recalling it morphs it into a variation of the idea or feeling it represents, and as we apply it to our current situation as a means of interpreting it to mean the same thing, we change it even further. Not only are we constantly evolving particular memories each time we recollect and apply them as a means of shaping the present to form the same type of experience as the past, we also extract them from a congruent memory-base, and then reintegrate them in an evolved form, where it becomes an aspect of a single memory as our mental paradigm, which forms our perception of reality. So while we may think we have all kinds of memories, some of which seem unrelated to others, in reality we only have one memory that acts to birth, form, and then integrate all the others.

This idea is represented in spiritual sciences as the ‘great sea’ or ‘darkened waters’, where memories and experiences born out of memories rise up like waves that form caps, where they seem momentarily independent of the ocean that gave rise to them, and then fold back on themselves and are incorporated back into the ocean that formed them. A life-cycle can be thought of as water evaporating from the ocean, forming clouds that move across the landscape, producing rain that nourishes and gives life to the terrain, forming into streams, rivers, and lakes, and ultimately returning to the ocean that birthed them. The element of Water, in the most basic sense, is the element of the subconscious mind, and the fluidic force that takes on the shape of its environment and vessel.

Spiritual Sciences uses symbols, archetypes, and composite images, that can be interpreted through a dynamic system of correspondences (keys) as the means for conceptualizing and understanding universal laws. All higher, spiritual knowledge comes as a practical understanding of the universal laws that govern and construct the entire universe and phenomenal world. Universal laws are the laws that govern the mind and provide practical instruction for how to use our mind to create when properly understood. They’re interpreted intuitively using the rational mind and form a chain of correspondences that connects everything through the same principles and inner nature as an energetic state of being.

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Spiritual sciences are written in the universal language of symbols, archetypes, and allegory where every person forms their own unique interpretation of the same universal concepts. We all form our own interpretation as a personalized version of a universal concept out of our current level of knowledge, experience, maturity, and education, where it’s “built into our mental paradigm” in a way that allows us to perceive it as a part of our outer world and form an experience of it as a result. This is because we only truly learn and therefore “know” through experience. All knowledge comes as “knowledge of ourselves” attained through direct experience that gives us a deeper awareness and understanding of our true nature. Theoretical concepts only provide us with the basis for understanding the greater patterns playing out in our daily life and for applying them in a meaningful way as a means of creating by way of them. It’s not the concepts or ideas themselves that are the “knowledge”, but the realizations we form while experiencing them. We only “understand” what we know from experience. As we experience them, we integrate them into our mental paradigm, upgrading and expanding it accordingly. Once ideas are integrated, they become a natural part of our outer experience of ourselves.

Each person will interpret the same universal idea to mean something different, because they shape it as a product of their own mind, making it ideal for utilizing in their daily life. All higher knowledge is knowledge of universal laws and archetypal principles, which are alive, conscious, and eternally evolving into new variations of itself based on what it combines and becomes one with. Universal laws are the processes inherent in every aspect of our daily life and outer reality, which is the reason they can only be known and therefore understood through the reality they act to construct, maintain, and animate with life. The same laws that form our reality are also the laws that govern our own mind, and when we form an understanding of how they operate we can learn how to use our mind in an intentional manner to grow and evolve ourselves in a precise and deliberate manner.      

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Transpersonal Psychologist, Mind-Body Medicine Consultant, and Spiritual Teacher

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