The Art of Interpreting Symbolic Imagery Designed to Communicate Higher Knowledge

Interpreting symbolic imagery is an art-form that only comes from an in-depth knowledge of the principles being illustrated. I wanted to use this famous Egyptian/Sumerian hieroglyph as the means of demonstrating how to translate symbolic imagery, because I have seen many instances where it was translated very poorly, or in a completely inaccurate way. We have a natural tendency to try and interpret ancient ideologies using our “modern paradigms” for understanding, instead of embracing the paradigm of those who wrote them. I’ve heard many say that the ancients just drew what they were seeing, and their writing should be taken literally as a result, and this imply isn’t true. Hieroglyphs were a universal language that illustrated ideas as principles in a way that could be conceptualized, which is the key factor to learning, and which could be interpreted equally by any race or culture. Due to the fact that they had to be interpreted, every single person formed a unique interpretation of the same idea.

One of the primary reasons for inaccurate interpretations is probably due to the fact that they don’t understand the imagery associated with occult sciences, which is the universal language of the ancient world. In ancient cultures around the world, the “soul” was a primary idea and what created the entire reality and life experiences of the human being. This particular piece is very rich in the symbolism that explains and describes how the Soul works on multiple levels simultaneously to create the illusion of reality as the means of gaining knowledge of itself through “experiences” of itself produced by both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. The only way we truly “know anything” is through experience, and in order to gain knowledge of our self we have to create experiences of our self.

I’m just going to give a basic interpretation of the symbolic concepts being illustrated, and allow you to fill in the blanks in whatever way makes sense to you. All symbolic imagery forms a “living language” that has to be interpreted in order to be understood, and every person forms a unique interpretation based on their level of knowledge and awareness. One of the things to always keep in mind is that in all symbolic compositions meant to represent a whole or greater idea, every single aspect used to compose it is a corresponding attribute and quality of the whole idea. This means that every shape, feature, number, color, quality, characteristic, and attribute has a specific purpose in communicating an important part of the greater idea. It’s this feature that gave us the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Symbolic imagery is the only language that’s universal in nature and can be equally understood by everyone while forming a unique variation of the same idea. From a spiritual perspective, we’re all meant to not only be individuals in our own right, but to create our experience of reality in a way that’s unique to us as a personalized version of a universal concept.

The first thing you always want to notice is the overall idea being illustrated through the composition of the whole piece. This image shows a large figure communicating with three smaller figures of the same nature (they all look alike) on a different level (dimension) and scale (size). The large figure sits on a square cube behind a wall or barrier that’s decorated with a motif that symbolizes polar opposites joined at the base, situated between two vertical pillars that are held together by a linear base and an overhead canopy or plane. The large figure rests on the upper plane of the cube and is a unification of the polar opposites which serve as its foundation and throne. A square or cube represents material reality as the organization of the four elements that make up the soul’s “constitution”, and are what forms the basis for the reality of the soul as its outer projection.

The larger figure represents the “higher self” as the human soul that forms and administers the entire material plane as a projection. Its headdress is shaped like a cone with five-waves of energy that symbolizes the third-eye and the transmission, reception, and transduction of energy through the ether (5), where it flows in waves through the hair, beard, and garment, and down through the base or linear foundation on which the whole idea rests, and up into the garment of the smaller figure that’s opposite of it on the other side of the barrier. There are seven primary waves or levels of energy flowing through the foundation and are what “inform” the reality of the three smaller figures on the other side of the barrier. The barrier appears as a wall that’s comprised of 33 layers or joints (spine has 33 vertebrae) whose foundation (base ornament) is polar (twin spiraling serpents), and whose capstone is triune. These 7 waves are adorned with 4 circles that enclose an 8 pointed star, and are spaced evenly in a way that represents the relationship of Phi (Golden Mean and the Law of Thirds) as the part being proportionately the same as the whole (halving and doubling) by how they’re positioned in relation with the upper plane that rises out of it.

In the right hand of the Soul is a circle and rod, which represents the yoni (womb) and the phallic (seed), which are made out of the same thing formed into complementary shapes (shape always indicates function). This is also the basis for the Monad, which is symbolized as a sphere with a rod or staff vertically emerging from the center. This is also commonly symbolized by an egg with a serpent wrapped around it, and a “solar disk” as the circular head dress of certain deities resting in a chalice formed by a serpent, with a tail coming out of the back side and a head coming out of the front.

The pineal gland of the brain looks like a serpents head and tail when viewed in its natural state within the brain. Above the head of the Soul and forming the foundation for the canopy overhead, is three symbols that represent the Moon (Mother), Solar Sun (son) and the Cosmic Sun (Father). The left hand holds the beard through which the signal is being transmitted, which resembles a pillar, through which cosmic energy is being translated by the Soul. Both arms are bent in such a way they form a right angle, and where the pillar (phallic) rests in the lap (womb), and the posture of the whole body also forms a right angle. The higher Soul is a hermaphrodite, where feminine and masculine aspects exist in a balanced and harmonious state.

The rod that rises out of the foundation forms a backdrop that extends up forming a right angle that hangs over the top of the barrier (resembles the corpus callosum of brain), and has a smaller version of the same figure as “dual aspects”, represented by 2 heads and set of arms and hands that are holding and controlling the 2 cords used to hang the “solar disc” on the other side of the wall. All three profiles of the higher self are of the left side of the face (associated with Chokmah), and all three of the smaller images are of the right side (polar opposite as a mirror image) of the same figure (associated with Binah). The cord is formed by two pieces wound in a spiraling motion and forms a triangle shape that also forms a right angle (Pythagorean Triangle). The disk rests on a holder or cradle on the table, which is formed out of the same motif as the cube throne and wall, representing polarity (two spirals orientated in opposite directions, resting on 2 horizontal (parallel) planes) and a base with 10 parts (universal laws). The table has 2 legs (pillars) bound together and strengthened by a cross-brace on the underside and top of the table on the upper side. A table top represents a “plane” of existence.

The solar disc, also called Shemesh, is associated with Tiphareth on the Tree of Life (Sun) as the Higher Self or true human soul that never incarnates into the physical realm because it’s what’s “creating and orchestrating” the “entire” physical plane from a higher dimension. The Solar Disc represents the Monad, the 4 elements and cardinal signs, 3 emanations that rise out of them (also at a right angle), and the archetypes of the zodiac, which form, govern, and operate the physical plane. The circle with a smaller (sometimes shown as invisible or empty) center, is divided into four solid points that resemble the 4 corners of the Earth on a compass, the 4 seasons of time as a transition between opposites, and the 3 waves that emanate from the combination (relationship) of pairs, which together form a “whole” as the expression of 12 archetypal energies that arise out of 4 cardinal signs or Elements. It’s comprised of 4 emanations that sit at a right angle to 4 material Elements, forming an 8 pointed star. There’s a distinct relationship between 3 and 4, one representing the mind, the other the material world which is formed by the mind as a mirror image and reflection into a parallel plane. 8 represents an octave which is formed out of 7 notes (3+4=7) as a “whole scale”. The cosmic disc is represented by 8 emanations, whereas the solar disc is 4 emanations at right angles to 4 solid triangles, representing the emanations of the Father made manifest through the son.

The disc is a “mirror image” and projection of the Higher Self on a parallel plane (the left side of the face is shown on the large image, and the right side of the same image on the parallel plane), and can only be “seen” or “known” through the “whole reality” of the individual within that plane. The lower soul can never look upon the “face of God” (its creator), because in order to do so you’d have to die and enter into the same plane. We can only know our Higher Self as God by looking within at the thoughts being transmitted and absorbed by our subconscious (wavelengths being transmitted and conceived), which produces the basis for our outer experience of reality. This is the same idea that’s conveyed through the image of a bearded god (ancient of days) that’s emerging out of a “winged disc” that has 4 layers of horizontal feathers and 3 layers of vertical tail feathers, with two legs and spiral feet, commonly thought to represent a UFO.

The 3 smaller figures of the same character and appearance of the Higher Self, represent the 3 aspects of the mind, self, and soul, commonly referred to as the subconscious, self-conscious, and etheric double, which is what forms the template or blueprint for producing the entire plane of material existence as a mirror image of itself. The subconscious is the aspect of our self that exists in direct contact with our higher self and receives instructions on what to create through mental imagery. The small image that’s the furthest away from the larger one is the one that’s receiving direct transmission through the underlying foundation on which the whole scene rises out of.

Both arms of the figure receiving the transmission from the Higher Self are raised to the higher self, and in the middle figure one arm is raised to the Higher Self, while the other holds a torch in the left hand that’s being held by the right hand of the third figure, showing a transmission of knowledge through the direct connection of complementary opposites (polarity). The third figure holds the table, representing the plane of material reality that the original projection serves to in-form. The cap on each of the succeeding figures gets smaller and more rounded, losing its cone shape. The Higher Self has a cap with 5 parts (ether) and the receiving aspect of the lower self has 4 parts (material manifestation). The transmission of knowledge takes place through a sequence of correlated stages that are all polar aspects of each other as an outgrowth of the same thing. The passive acts as a receiver for the active force of the same nature, and once it’s impregnated with the idea given to it by the active component, gestates and grows it into a reality as its offspring.

 The basic idea being illustrated here is the Law of 3 in 1, or the One that has 3 aspects that perform different functions in creating the same thing. This is what’s called the “3-fold nature of the mind and soul”, and the 3 dimensions that make up physical reality as a 4th (unified) whole. The stature of the higher soul is larger because it contains all three aspects of the lower soul. All of what we experience as reality is a projection of our higher mind and is designed to acquire knowledge of it “self” through the “experiences” it creates of itself. Our Soul doesn’t just create our physical body as a specialized design that it then inhabits as a means of experiencing itself in the physical world, it’s the One creating the appearance of reality as a mirror image and projection of itself as both an inner and outer, and as a self and other. We can only “know” our true self through our “whole reality” which is necessary in order to create experiences of our self. We are not a body as a single aspect within a greater whole, but the whole itself. We are the one creating reality as a mental projection (step down process) from a parallel plane through the universal principle of polarity.

The Soul creates itself as a reality through the principle of complementary opposites that form 3 planes simultaneously as an upper and lower that are brought together in a unified state by a “middle”, and forms an inner and outer reality that are unified as an “experience”. This idea is illustrating what’s referred to as the Tetragrammaton in Esoteric Sciences, and the Tetrad (4 as a cube) in Sacred Geometry, both of which illustrate the process of creation. This is the process through which we’re “seeded” with an idea from our Higher Self (will), which is translated into a physical form in our imagination and developed with attributes and sensations, to produce an outer reality of the same nature. Everything comes about as a polar movement between passive and active aspects of the same thing, where an invisible idea as a frequency (pattern) is transmitted through the ether and received by the third-eye of its complementary aspect, and forms an internal image that becomes active as a blueprint for creating on that plane. The Will of our Higher Self forms the basis for all of our thoughts which are developed through sensory detail and give rise to complementary emotions, which form the basis for all material activity.  

We can’t experience our self while in a unified state, and so duality is necessary in order to create a 3-D reality that we use as the means of experiencing ourselves in relation with our self as another and a greater whole. The ancients were obsessed with the “soul” because in reality, the Soul is all there is. Our Soul, like our mind, has three inherent aspects that all perform different functions in creating the same thing. This idea is commonly represented by a divine being with 3 heads or faces, usually with a larger center one, and two smaller ones on each side, and in Sacred Geometry by the triangle or pyramid, which has 3 faces and points, one of which is exalted in the center, and two which are parallel to each other on the same plane as its foundation. The upper forms the basis for the lower and descends into the lower sphere of consciousness through a right angle. The upper is symbolized by a vertical line or column (phallic) and the lower is symbolized by a horizontal line that’s the reflection of the upper. An “L” or “V” shape is used to represent the same line formed as a reflection or shadow image of itself.

Dr. Linda Gadbois       

10 Universal Laws, 7 Hermetic Principles, and 22 Paths of Transformation

All of what we call the “major systems” of Spiritual Sciences are correlated with each other and form a dynamic series of correspondences that serve as the means for interpreting the principles that they all share in common. All actual or true spiritual knowledge as “higher knowledge” is based on a practical understanding of laws and principles. All material systems as organized elements that form what we perceive as reality are shaped (organized, ordered, and structured), held together as dynamic patterns, and animated as behavior by universal principles.

The primary difference between natural laws that govern the material world and universal laws are that the universal produce the physical as an offspring or correspondence, and physical laws can be “over-ridden” and transformed by universal ones, which are “causal” (creative) in nature. Natural laws explain how systems operate and behave once they come into existence, whereas universal laws are what give rise to the physical systems themselves through an act of true creation. Universal laws are of the mind and soul, while physical laws describe the natural activities that the material forms created by the mind take on as behaviors.  

The fundamental means of creation come by 3 primary forms of expression: numbers, letters, and words. The numbers used in any system are not a means of counting, but represent principles and how they exist in relationship with each other to form a whole. Numbers are interpreted as principles that are correlated with letters and words, and together form a whole system of correspondences as sounds, colors, symbols, geometric shapes, planets, archetypes, and metaphorical ideas, and so on, that are all of the same “nature” as a quality of consciousness or state of mind. Our mental state is what forms our vibratory frequency as a dynamic metaphorical pattern that then forms our perceptual lens that’s used for shaping our material reality to be of the same pattern on a larger and more inclusive level.

The “causal plane” of the mind exists as a “singularity”, and in the system of Numerology the Laws that it’s comprised of are represented by the single digits of 0 through 9, with 10 being 1 on a higher scale or octave. All multiple digit numbers are reduced to a single digit that reveals the primary principle involved. All combinations of numbers construct a formula that demonstrates the relationships involved between the active principles. Numbers are philosophically interpreted to find their meaning as the principles that are active and expressing to create in any material formation. The principles that are actively demonstrated through the numbers involved provide us with instructions as a formula for working with them in the practical sense. The 10 primary Universal Laws are purely energetic (mental) in nature and serve to give explicit instructions on how to use our “mind” to create reality. Reality as we know it is a mental construct that’s formed out of our consciousness as our “perception” of it.

The first 3 laws (0-2) are actually 1 law with 3 aspects that perform different functions of the same thing, and are called the “3 in 1 Law”, also referred to as the Trinity or Triad. The Triad represents the 3-fold nature of the mind, soul, and self, which also makeup what we perceive as a 3-D reality or hologram. This primary law reveals the nature of the “Supernal” as being comprised of dual aspects (masculine and feminine), which combine to form a unified reality. This 3 in 1 Law (0, 1, 2) is considered the “Parental Law” (represented by the Dyad) as what acts to birth the Triad, represented by 3, which is considered the first “real” number as the “mental formation” of an idea. It’s real in the sense that it’s here that an idea is first organized into a light-form in the faculty of the imagination (inner) and serves as the basis for organizing material reality (outer) to be of the same pattern as a thematic idea. The inner and outer are actually a continuation of each other.

Out of the Primal Triad comes its offspring as a mirror image, and births the material world through 7 primary principles. The first “true number” is 3, forming 7 principles that systematically emerge from the Dyad as 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. All proceeding principles maintain their polarized state as a relationship between the inner and outer, self and another, and upper and lower as the means of constructing material reality. There’s a complementary relationship between 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8, which culminates in 9 as a complete and perfected cycle of creation. 

The 10 primary Universal Laws are represented in the Qabalah as spheres of consciousness that exist in correlated “energetic states” as a creative process that uses archetypes as unformed (invisible) ideas to produce an equivalent material reality. This entire creative process is also dual in nature as a movement between upper and lower planes that provides us with the process for both formation and transformation. These principles are also represented in the Tarot as the 22 trump of the Arcanum which provides us with a “key” for interpreting the 10 primary laws and the 22 Paths of the Qabalah.

The first 11 principles of the Tarot involve formation as a complete cycle, and the second 11 the process for transformation of the original form created to a higher and more perfected state. The 22 major Arcanum of the Tarot form a dynamic series of correspondences that correlate with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and can be used for interpreting and deciphering the symbolic “code” inherent in words and names. The Qabalah has 10 primary and 1 “invisible” sphere (11) that’s not an actual principle as an operation, but symbolizes instead moving from a higher plane to a lower one for a total of 11 spheres.  These 11 spheres correspond with the 22 archetypes of the Tarot as a descent of spirit into form and then the ascent back into spirit as the full cycle of creation and transformation.

The 7 Hermetic Principles represent mental states and processes of creation that are energetic in nature and correspond with the 7 chakras of the subtle body (mind), 7 planets of the zodiac, 7 colors of the spectrum, 7 notes of a musical scale, and so on. The key to understanding spiritual principles in terms of being able to accurately interpret them is in understanding the Law of Correspondence, which is the 2nd of the 7 Principles. These principles give us insight and instruction on how to use our mind to create our self and our reality, which are done through the same mental process. Following a metaphorical correspondence to the 7 chakras, the first 3 are immutable (meaning they can’t be changed or transcended), and the 4 that proceed out of them are mutable and can be worked with by using the first 3 to transform them.

All laws exist as a relationship where one lays the foundation necessary for the next to spontaneously arise out of it as a growth process (the beginning and end as a continuous cycle). When we’re looking at the principle represented by 3 as the Triad, it comes as the full expression of 0-2, while still containing the latent potential of 4-9. The Monad, which is the primary principle of the mind and soul, contains the seeded potential for all the rest, which it acts to birth as a process of creation by turning an invisible idea into a material form.

All names that are used in spiritual texts and allegories are actually a “code”, which when interpreted accurately through the formula of principles inherent in the letters that spell the name, give us great insight into the active forces as an operation that’s actively expressing through their personality and activities. Throughout biblical texts there are 72 (9) names of God that are used in the context of various allegories, which serves as a code that reveals the law as an operation being used and quality of consciousness being expressed through the nature of the operation.

In a similar manner, any sequences of numbers serve as a formula of principles that together perform a singular operation. While all multiple digits are broken down to a single digit as a primary principle or stage of an overall process, the numbers the formula’s comprised of gives us further clues as to the qualities and relationships involved. Example: 163 = 10 = 1. The 163 gives us insight into the energetic nature of 10, and how it exists in relationship with 1 as a combined function of a particular nature. The 1, 6 and 3 are principles as a relationship or sequence of coordinated activity that acts as instructions for “how to” perform the overall operation represented by 1.

Names, dimensions, dates, coordinates, relationships, symbolic form, colors, sounds, and so on, are providing us with dynamic formulas as to the “inner nature” (soul) of something, not as an actual physical description of the object itself. While we tend to think that the spiritual world is symbolic of the material world, it’s actually the other way around. The form doesn’t give rise to the life that inhabits it, it’s the “life” as the soul that acts to shape the form as a correspondence or symbolic representation of itself. Our soul exists as an archetype imbued with specific attributes and qualities that form a corresponding vibration. All vibration is a thematic pattern shaped by a mental image. Whatever image of ourselves we form we systematically shape others and the world at large to be of the same image and likeness. The nature of the form gives us clues as to the nature of the consciousness that first acts to shape it then animates it with life.

It’s only through our inherent (practical) understanding of universal law and principles and the dynamic system of correspondences that we can accurately decipher the code hidden in material form as the principles actively operating to create it and then use it to express through. The chain-of-association that naturally takes place when we view everything as symbolic is based on our personal knowledge of attributes and qualities that pertain to specific ideas as correlations. As with algebra, we can know the unknown parts of any equation by how they exist in relationship to the known parts. All material form is shaped as a relationship with its creator.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

 

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Penetrating the Secret Nature of the Soul and the Four Worlds or Planes of Existence

       Throughout the major Spiritual texts of the world, we’re given higher knowledge in its symbolic form as the universal laws that form the keys to the origins of our Soul and the creation of the universe as a unified whole. The same laws that are used to create us are also used to create all of life. In order to “know” the universe and the meaning of life, all we have to do is look within at the creative nature of our own Soul in terms of laws and principles that are not only used to create us in material form, but also as the means by which the higher, human Soul is always in the process of creating itself by way of material forms.

       This primary process for the creation of all life by the human Soul is symbolically represented in Esoteric Sciences as the 4 Planes or “worlds”. While many of us have been taught that names in spiritual texts refer to actual people or entities, the fact is they’re not a name at all, but rather a verbal, numerical, and geometrical code or formula.Whatever name is being used in reference to “God” (which has 72 names), isn’t referring to a different God or version of God, but rather to the formula as an operation being used in the story as an allegory. The most primary Law of Creation as an encoded operation is represented by the “4 letter name of God”(4 representing the created world) known as IHVH, with the “I” often being exchanged with “Y”.

       These 4 letters are a formula for creating reality that ultimately represent what’s referred to as the “4 Worlds”(in the Kabbalah and Tarot) as planes of existence that describe how an “idea”becomes the metaphorical basis for reality. This four letter name of God corresponds with the four primary Elements that form the basis for producing a material reality out of an idea or thought. Anytime someone is using a “name of God” in reference to what many interpret as meaning a specific Being, usually called “He” (indicating a man-like being), it simply demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the true Nature of God and their own nature as a Soul that’s bestowed with the higher capacities of the mind needed in order to self-create. The Soul doesn’t exist as a finite being limited to a particular physical body and personality, but exists as more of an “idea” it creates of itself as a form of archetype.

       All symbolic or metaphorical ideas have an infinite number of translations and applications because they have to be “interpreted by the individual” in order to be understood, and we can only use and apply what we have a practical understanding of. Laws themselves only describe metaphorical ideas and the processes as operations that ultimately result in a material manifestation of some kind. All of what we call “creation” comes by taking what exists originally in an archetypal, universal, or symbolic form as an ideal, and drawing it into the mind of the individual Soul where it’s then adapted to the identity and mental paradigm of the Soul, modifying it into a unique form of the same type of idea necessary to apply it to the everyday life and situation of the Soul, modifying it even further. It then results in the manifestation of the same basic type of idea as a unique form and version. Once an archetypal idea is used to create a material form as the reality of that idea, the soul then creates an experience of it and absorbs it back into itself as a memory of itself. Once an idea is transformed into a memory as an experience, it then becomes an inherent part of the Soul’s mind and physical constitution.

       The Soul originates and issues forth from the higher plane of universal archetypes and creates itself as a new and individual archetype that’s of a “unique and diverse nature”. As we borrow an idea from the higher, universal realm of archetypes as the means of creating within the lower, material realm, by producing a personal experience of it, the Soul then “transforms the memory” back into a generalized, universal form,which can then be used as the means for creating numerous other experiences of the same type of idea. The human Soul is eternal and universal in nature, and is formed out of integrated experiences as thematic (universal) ideas that can be readily applied to many different bodies, personalities, conditions,circumstances, and situations to create the same “type of experiences”. All memory exists as a theme that can be used to create through numerous applications as a process of adaptation and modification that produces an infinite number of variations that still hold true to the originating idea.

       The memory of a tree, for example, isn’t retained in the soul as a particular tree, but as a memory of trees in general.The Soul borrows an idea from the universal plane of archetypes as the means of creating a personalized reality and then draws the memory of that specialized idea back up the planes of formation returning it to its universal, archetypal form as the Soul’s memory used to create itself. All material reality is created out of universal concepts as the means of forming an individual expression and is then returned back to a universal memory “within” the Soul where it resides as a form of thematic idea that can be applied and adapted to an infinite number of situations to create in both a unique and universal manner simultaneously. As we create at the personal level we’re also creating at the universal level of mass consciousness shared by all of humanity.

The Hierarchical Structure of the Mind as 4 Levels of Reality

       The 4 planes of existence form a hierarchy of upper and lower planes that move an idea in a purely potential state as an unformed, invisible ideal “down” into a created and visible form where it can be “experienced” as the “self” through the reality of the Soul.These 4 planes are “mental states” of degrees of density that undergo several stages of adaptation and modification to produce the personal reality of the Soul. The highest plane is the World of Archetypes as ideals in their potential form, the next step down is the Creative World as attributes and qualities,then the Formative World of adaptation and modification, and the Material World of Action. The 4 letters in the name of God as IHVH, and the 4 Elements of the natural world correspond to these 4 Worlds as Will, Intelligence, sensation and feelings, and actions or deeds.

       The Archetypal World exists as universal ideas that are unformed and available in a purely potential state, providing the raw, basic idea as a metaphor used to create with. These are the “root notions” inherent in the innermost nature of the Universal Conscious Energy as Primordial Intelligence. Archetypes are the ideas and information used to produce all material manifestations as a cohesive and interrelated reality. The idea of a bed, for example, represents the idea of lying down or sleeping. In the idea of lying down is embodied the “will to lie down”, which forms the root-idea as a concept for making all different types of beds or couches. Out of this one basic idea, an infinite number of variations are produced that serve the purpose of lying down.

         All creation begins with a desire and willful act to create where the Soul chooses an idea, draws that idea down into the next lower plane of the mind, where it proceeds to define it through attributes and qualities that act to form it as a material object for having the experience of lying down. This is the plane of the higher Will that exists in a“potential state”, and is represented by the Element of Fire. In the 4 letter name of God, it represents the first letter of “I”, which is used by the Soul by becoming one with it (drawing it down into the individual mind) in spirit,and using it to produce a reality of itself in material form. Our entire material reality is produced by the Soul which acts as the “medium” and vehicle for producing reality out of universal concepts. As we create a reality of a specific type of idea, we then associate with our creation, forming our identity (“I am”) out of it.

       The second plane is the “Creative World”, where the universal idea is turned into a specialized pattern through the process of adaptation. The idea of lying down becomes the mental pattern for creating some kind of special bed. The Creative Plane contains all the possible patterns for beds that have ever been thought of or created by someone else in the past (memory) or that exists in the present (mass consciousness),but not those that haven’t been thought of yet. This is the mental plane of thought that formulates metaphorical ideas into an actual idea that’s then brought down into the World of Formation to actually be constructed as a material form. Here a new idea for a bed to lie in can be formed as an actual idea that serves as a “personal creation” that’s of a unique nature. This world represents the attributes and qualities that go into producing an actual mental idea as a unique variation of a bed to lie down in. This is the world of fluid plasticity of what we refer to as the “cosmic mind-stuff” or Astral Light that’s shaped by the mind into new patterns. This plane is represented by the Water Element and is the first “H” in the name IHVH.

       The third plane is the Formative World,which is also commonly referred to as the Astral Plane of formation, where the idea as a specialized pattern is formed in the imagination as the internal vision that’s used to produce an actual bed of a unique nature. This is the Plane of constructive powers. Here, all ideas are formed within the mind in order to become a reality. All creative processes begin in the imagination of the individual on this plane. Within this plane as a level of the mind, an idea is firmly formed as an actual reality infused with the life-force of the Soul and takes on vibratory activities as the means for organizing the Elements on the plane of manifestation. This is the plane of action where cosmic patterns are actualized as material forms. This plane forms the “V” in the name IHVH, and is represented by the Element of Air, which results from combining Fire and Water in different degrees, and is associated with “breath” as the life-giving force of all creation. The internal image formed in the imagination casts an idea into the Astral Light where it forms the etheric body as the thematic blueprint for producing as a tangible form. All material forms are created by how an invisible field of organized information reflects light.

      The4th World is the Material World of Action as the plane of “actual manifestation” of the mind that we experience with our senses and produces an outer experience that’s equivalent to the inner idea used to create it. Here the idea of a bed and lying down provide the pattern as a specialized version that’s produced as the actual bed itself, which we then lie down in to create an experience of willed action. This is the basic creative process that the Soul uses to create reality and itself by way of that reality. The Soul uses its willpower to “borrow ideas” from the cosmic plane in order to create in what seems like a unique way. This plane forms the second “H” in the name IHVH as the manifestation of the higher Will (attributes and qualities that form the characteristics and functions of material shapes). It’s represented by the Earth Element as a solid and tangible object that can be utilized for creating the experience of lying down. The Air and Earth Element are different densities of the same idea produced by a combination of the Fire and Water Element, where one is the emanation of the other.

The 4 Laws of Creation

       These 4 Worlds reveal and describe the 4primary Laws of Creation as interlaced planes of reality. They provide us with the laws used to create our material reality of sensory experience. The Soul isa part of every plane and is the “medium” through which the higher consciousness can be made manifest on the lower plane as an actual reality that’s used by the Soul to produce an “experience” of Itself. The Individual Soul,which is the medium of the Astral Plane, has the creative mental capacities for manifesting reality by ensouling cosmic ideas, shaping them “within it”, giving them life and producing them as a natural part of reality. Ideas of a universal and pure nature as an “ideal”, come “through the Soul” where they’re differentiated into a material manifestation of a particular type and kind.Ideas exist as a form of “seed” or germ that’s drawn into the Soul,impregnating it, where it develops it into a material form and births it as an outer reality that’s a combination of both a universal and personal idea. We conceive of ideas by incorporating them into our mental paradigm where they become an inherent part of our outer reality as our ability to “perceive them”. 

       The Higher Soul not only acts to produce itself as a sensory reality, but also creates the archetypal matrix of the entire lower plane of what we perceive as material reality. All reality is“formed by our perception of it”, and doesn’t exist as an independent entity that’s separate and apart from us. This fact is what forms the basis for all reality being considered an “illusion of the mind” that arises out of the fact that we lose our memory of “who we are” and how we’re actually the one creating our reality based on what ideas we choose to embody that serve as the basis for self-expression. As we draw ideas into our mind and transform them into a personalized reality, they become a natural part of our inner nature and form the basis for producing a corresponding outer reality that we then use as the means for creating ourselves in a unique manner.

The Lower Soul of Material Form

      Once the Soul creates itself and its world out of a universal form based on what archetypal ideas and qualities it acts to naturally absorb and use to form its internal nature, it then gets lost in the vividness and apparent solidity of its own creation and doesn’t realize how it’s being created or the fact that it’s the one creating it. The lower soul of the animal body only serves as an “empty shell” and passive medium for the higher Soul, and doesn’t have the ability to self-create by “drawing down”and acting as a vehicle for higher consciousness. It lacks the ability to self-create in a willful manner, and instead becomes subject to the will of others and society and only serves to absorb the ideas given to it by others as the means of “becoming”. By way of the same principles that govern the higher mind,we either draw on the ideas of a cosmic and truly original nature, or we allow others to plant ideas in our mind where we develop them into realities as our personal creation. When we shape ourselves according to the ideas of others or what we’ve been told to believe and accepted as true, we become a product of our own illusion and lend our will to actualize ourselves to be of the same nature as the ones serving to program us.

       The material plane exists as a unification of all the ideas we’ve acted to absorb, take into our mind and allow to take hold by imagining them as an experience, giving them life to by continuing to think about them where they become an inherent part of our mental paradigm and perceptual lens. Whatever we incorporate into our mental paradigm through our ability to reasonably comprehend it forms a belief that becomes a natural part of our outer reality. The material world is always being created by us through either an unconscious or conscious state. In the most basic sense all of what we experience as reality is formed through our perception of it.

       By gaining awareness of the laws governing the mind and Soul in its creation of itself as an entire reality, we can begin creating ourselves in a much more intentional and purposeful manner.We can withdraw from the unconscious process of becoming one with the group mind of already created ideas, and begin drawing on the higher, divine planes of original ideas and create ourselves in a deliberate and precise manner by becoming one with “the gods” of antiquity. Our true place as Higher Souls in the grand scheme of things is to become a sovereign Soul and exercise our power of choice and will by forming a desire to become one with the gods and work directly on our Self via masterful use of the Universal Laws that govern our own mind and all of creation through a single and continuous act.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

The Nature of the Soul – The Kabbalah Tree of Life and the Process of Self-Creation

The Kabbalah Tree of Life provides us with a symbolic diagram for understanding the true nature of our soul and how we can consciously create ourselves through the understanding and utilization of universal laws. It’s created as a hierarchical structure of “spheres of consciousness” as “states of mind” (Monads) that move an idea in a purely potential state into an actual expression of reality by steady imposing limitations of various sorts on it as it descends from higher to lower planes that are all a dynamic and cohesive part of the same coherent reality. The human soul is represented by the central sphere (Tiphareth) that’s located on the central pillar of the Tree, and acts as the “medium” between the higher world of Archetypes as an idea in its potential (unformed) state, and the lower world of active expression where the archetype manifests as a specific entity within a reality of the same nature and with the same likeness.

Like all metaphorical ideas that are symbolic in nature and require interpretation in order to be understood, there are as many ways to interpret the Tree of Life as there are people interpreting it. And while general ideas apply as a form of overall theme that governs the nature of the interpretation itself as an intuitive form of reasoning based on the organized structure itself, the process of interpretation comes by way of a constant form of limitation that’s placed on a universal idea as adaptation to the individuals model of the world, level of esoteric knowledge, personality and identity, maturity level, and the conditions and circumstances of their life that they conform it to as a way of forming an internal representation of it as a working reality. As an idea in its potential state is brought down the planes from a universal state to a personalized expression, it’s modified by the individual mind into a new form.

All spiritual development as a higher form of consciousness (which means it’s “creative” in nature), comes through direct experience of an idea as first formed in the mind’s eye as a working concept by the individual as a form of “embodying it”, which provides the subconscious mind of the body with the means for using it to express and create as an outer reality. Higher consciousness always comes through a form of self-creating as an “individual”, whereas lower consciousness comes as a lack of individuality where spiritual doctrine is interpreted for us by another, and we simply “accept it” as gospel, so to speak, and live our life out of dogma that strips us of our true ability to create ourselves in a unique way. Our higher capacity of the mind and soul is our “creative ability” to form ourselves out of our thoughts in a unique fashion through a process of adaptation and modification. The interpretation I’m about to give is just one of many possibilities, and is not meant to take literally, but rather as the means of initiating a natural process of intuitive unfolding in your own mind. Words can never truly describe or express the nature of the divine, which can only be known through the direct (inner) experience of them, and are only approximations of an idea.

The overall Structure as a Creative Process

The first thing we want to notice is the basic structure of the Tree and how it’s laid out in terms of representing different aspects of the same principles at different “levels of creation”. The Spheres of the Tree are positioned on three pillars where the central pillar is longer and ascends to a higher level and to the lowest level as a singular or equilibrated form. The central pillar is the pillar of equilibrium, and the two side pillars represent the masculine and feminine aspect, which when brought into harmony form a functional third. All spheres, whether single or double, are positioned at different levels in a descending and ascending orientation, and represent different planes as the creative process for forming a cohesive reality as the individual expression of a universal idea. The overall Tree is formed by a series of Triads as the “One” that divides itself into complementary opposites as it descends, then brings those opposites into balance as a functional third that expresses as a combination within the lower plane as a process of solidification of an idea through various levels of transformation that alter and modify it into a new and unique form.

Universal Laws for Creating Material Reality

The most basic element in understanding universal laws and how they work to create reality comes in realizing that structure, as how information is organized into an idea as a pattern, always determines how something functions and behaves, and is what provides the means for creating a material manifestation of some kind. How a system is organized into an animated pattern gives us a kind of “formula” as a creative process that we can use for bringing an idea into expression as the physical reality of the idea. All ideas can only come into physical manifestation “through us”. They require a “mental channel” (sphere of consciousness) as a vehicle in order to express as a physical reality. The soul acts as the “medium” for calling down an idea (resonating and acting to absorb it) into the mind as a thought and imaginary idea that it then uses as a form of memory for expressing to create an experience of itself as a reality.

        The hierarchical structure of the Tree not only moves through what we can think of as seven planes of existence (which correspond to the 7 chakras of the subtle body), but also Four Worlds, which correspond to the Sacred Name of God, represented by the 4 letters of God’s name as IHVH. Each World represents a different operation in the formation and manifestation of an archetypal idea. The 4 Worlds start at the top of the Tree as the single sphere that represents the Archetypal World of ideas in their unformed (potential) state, which then undergoes a synchronized process of unfolding that ultimately acts to birth all the other spheres as its formation. It divides into polar aspects of Itself on the lower plane of Creation, as attributes and qualities necessary to form distinct characteristics, forming what’s called the “Supernal” or primary Triad that gives birth to the rest of the Triads on the Tree as a reflection and projection of itself.

Spheres 4 through 9, which form the four lower planes, is the Formative World, also known in Esoteric Sciences as the Astral-Etheric plane, where an archetypal idea is shaped by the mind of the individual soul into an actual physical reality as a unique variation of a universal idea. As it descends through various stages of formation, it forms the etheric body as the “energetic double” that provides the blueprint for producing as a physical entity and reality. The lowest sphere that’s singular in nature forms the World of Action or Manifestation as not only the physical body, but the entire outer reality of the physical body which is formed out of the same type of idea on a larger scale within the same plane.

The Tree of Life forms a hierarchical structure that moves a universal idea down into the personal realm of the soul (Astral Plane), which acts as a “medium” between the higher (pure spirit) and lower (material) planes, where it’s then used as the means for the individual soul to create itself by creating an experience of reality. The human soul, which is multidimensional in nature, uses various universal archetypes as the means of producing a “new and unique archetype” as a novel combination of universal qualities and characteristics. It takes (acts to absorb) a universal archetype as an idea of itself, and through a dynamic process of adaptation through various planes and degrees of existence, consistently modifies it into a new form of the same idea that’s bestowed with a new combination of qualities that produce unique characteristics, producing an “imaginary (inner) reality” of itself that becomes the basis for experiencing as an actual material reality. The soul “pulls an idea down” (resonates with) from the upper planes to use as the means for self-expression within the lower planes in order to create an experience of itself that it then transforms into a memory as the basis for creating itself. The soul forms itself out of various forms of integrated and assimilated memory from a unique variety of experiences that are all self-produced.

Mirroring and Reflecting

If you study the nature and structure of the Tree, you realize that as it moves in a descending manner from the upper most regions to the lower regions, it does so through a dynamic series of reflecting itself as a mirror image onto the lower plane, forming a series of Triads as energetic imprints. A mirror image is a direct reflection that’s of an opposite or polar nature to the original one that’s casting it. As we look in the mirror, we’re always seeing a reverse image of ourselves, where what appears as our right side is in reality our left side, and vice versa. We’re always seeing ourselves backwards from how everyone else sees us, and so we’re never able to “see ourselves” as we truly exist in the purely material sense.

This reveals the fact that the micro and macro are of the same nature as complementary opposites of each other on both the upper and lower planes. This same principle holds true in a linear fashion on the same plane as the inner and outer reality of the material world being of a complementary nature to each other. The same pattern forms both the upper and lower world of the soul and its material manifestation on the lower planes as the inner reality and outer experience of the same nature or idea. All are produced as a reflection and projection of the “self” on different levels and planes of existence simultaneously. This idea is represented in Sacred Geometry by the Monad (sphere of consciousness), symbolized as a dot within a sphere, where the outer reality is formed as an extension or projection of the central (inner) consciousness producing it as a perception of it. This is also symbolically represented by the “compass and square” as a 90 degree angle (L shape) that’s used by the mind in constructing the material world.

In quantum physics this is observed as the nature of light (the essence of matter as photons), which exists simultaneously as both a particle and a wave, and where two particles that are “born together” (of the same nature as a replication), that form the “appearance” of a single particle in two locations (Dyad), when separated at what seems like great distances, still continue to operate as if they’re “one”. They exist as polar opposites of each other located within the same wave-form of the material dimension as both an individual and the greater reality of that individual (Monad). Where “time and space” of the material plane exists as a “memory” created and maintained within the mind of the soul. Where an idea is absorbed and brought to life internally that forms the perceptual lens for perceiving as an outer reality of the same idea as a life theme.

Paradox and the Nature of Polarity

At the top of the Tree, a single sphere exists that acts to divide and separate from Itself as it descends into the next lower plane, forming itself as polar opposites that are complementary in nature (they act to stimulate each other into existence as an active memory).  This forms both the masculine and feminine aspects of the same idea or archetype as the spirit within a physical form. This same principle forms the basis for all of life as cellular regeneration, where the same cell forms a replication of itself as the means for self-regeneration by “dividing”, then systematically “doubling”. A single cell acts to produce all of the cells that eventually form a much greater “unified whole” as a material body that’s of a single nature. This whole material body, which appears as trillions of individual cells that have all differentiated and specialized to form all the unique and diverse working parts needed to produce a greater whole as a functioning organism, are actually the offspring of a single cell and pattern of organized- information, that together operate as a single entity, represented by the mental sphere on the central pillar of equilibrium.

Once the Supernal (Trinity) is formed in the upper plane of the Creative World as an Archetypal idea imbued with specific attributes and qualities as a “state of mind”, it “reflects itself” down into the next lower plane of Formation in a unified state on the masculine pillar of activity. As it moves from a higher plane to the next lower, it forms a zigzag movement similar to a lightning bolt that moves it from a combined state of equilibrium into an active state that reshapes, transforms, and evolves it into a new form that then reproduces on the next plane in an equalized state of harmony. As memory (archetype) is activated by directed attention as the stimulating force of consciousness, it’s drawn down into the personalized plane of the individual soul (plane of Astral Light) where it’s shaped in the mind’s eye into an actual possibility for creating as a reality. This is the sphere of Chesed, as the fourth sphere on the masculine pillar, that’s a combination of the previous three that act to birth it, that forms the first mental operation on the lower plane of Formation, as a memory formed into a possible reality in the “imagination” of the individual soul.

         It’s then shaped in the imagination as a form of universal memory that’s been specialized into a new and diverse form where it forms the inner constitution (inner nature) and all activity (outer expression) of the individual soul as a natural process of self-creation. The memory turned into an inner reality of a specialized nature, is then projected within the same plane (horizontally) as the masculine, outer aspect of the same reality. This is the mental operation as a projection of the “self” on the same plane (Sephirah (sphere) of Geburah) as the soul’s inner constitution also forming the basis for the outer reality constructed out of the same memory. The feminine of the higher plane, which is a combination as a unification of the masculine aspects, forms the masculine aspect of the lower plane as an “active state”. The imagination, which is generally considered a feminine aspect as an operation of the subconscious mind, is the active component in the lower planes of manifestation, and the masculine aspect as the perception of the outer world, normally attributed to the self-conscious mind of activity, is the passive component within the lower planes. The masculine and feminine aspects exist in polarity between the upper and lower planes, and form a fundamental paradox that’s always at play within the material world of formation.

Together, as a unique formation of archetypal memory, it returns to a unified state as it moves down into the next level (center of the Formative World of the Astral plane), and forms the basis for the “human soul” (Tiphareth) as a functional whole, which then divides from itself to form the subconscious mind of the subtle body on the lower plane (Netzach), which then separates from itself again to form the self-conscious mind (Hod) of the same plane. The Soul creates the entire lower astral realm through the faculty of the subconscious, which creates out of memory to produce both the inner and outer world of manifestation as a mental construct of itself on different scales. The subconscious then acts to birth the self-conscious aspect of the same mind as the ability to witness and experience itself through the observation of the external world produced by the projection of the internal world. Together, the subconscious and self-conscious produce a “unified whole” as the etheric body of Yesod, which acts as a blueprint for producing as a physical manifestation of both the body and its entire outer reality, all of which are all formed out of the same memory being played out on different scales simultaneously as a unified whole.

Structure and Function as the Nature of Karma

The Tree is structured out of three vertical pillars (threefold nature of the mind, soul, and reality) that sit side-by-side that forms movement as a division and unification that form a self-perpetuating and self-sustaining system of self-regeneration. The pillars form the basis for polarity as both the feminine and masculine aspects of the same plane, formed out of or returned to an equilibrated state as the basis for the next plane that issues forth from them in a synchronistic and automatic fashion as a process of spirit “becoming” material form. The masculine aspect forms the “seed” as the archetypal idea that impregnates the feminine aspect as the memory used to organize light-essence into an equivalent material form as universal memory that acts as the basis for producing the “self” as the soul and the outer reality of the soul as the experience of itself in-form. The masculine pole represents the active, outer or greater reality as a pattern that is drawn into and acts to impregnate the feminine aspect that creates it as a material form that serves as the basis for producing a virtual or universal memory.

The single sphere of consciousness at the top that initiates the process is a universal archetype (comprised of a combination of 12 aspects to form a single idea) that’s imbued with all the attributes, qualities, characteristics, and functional tendencies that form the basis of reality as the natural “story” it tells as a form of personal mythology of the soul inhabiting it. The archetype contains in its latent and potential state all the information and self-organizing forces necessary to produce a coherent and cohesive reality as the enactment of soul memory that forms “karma” as the basis for reality as the soul’s life experience through the story it naturally acts to tell through its personality played out within the conditions and circumstances of its current life situation.

The upper Triad is reflected downward into the lower plane of Astral-Light in its dual nature, which then serves to form an even lower region within the same plane as the unification of its polar aspects. This unified field as a sphere of consciousness within the lower regions of the astral field forms what we commonly think of as our “Higher Self” that’s active as intuition within the material plane, and is what serves to organize and orchestrate the entire lower plane of material reality as the basis for the souls karma (creating reality out of memory). This configuration forms what looks like an upside down triangle or Triad oriented in a downward motion. Out of this sphere emerge dual aspects into an even lower region of the same plane as the subconscious mind that will form and inhabit the material body, and give birth to the self-conscious mind as the masculine aspect of the same nature. Together, these two aspects of the mind and soul produce a unified whole as the “etheric body” that acts as the holographic template for structuring and animating the physical body of the material realm, and is reflected downward into the lower plane as a reflection of its unified state as a single sphere of consciousness.

The Fall of the Archangels to form Humanity

On the central pillar of equilibrium there are five spheres as levels of consciousness, four of which are visible as actual laws, and one invisible as the “void” or quantum leap from a higher realm of existence to a much lower realm of material manifestation. The three visible spheres (Kether, Tiphareth, and Yesod) that exist within the unmanifest, purely mental realms of organized energy as equilibrated states, are commonly referred to as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost of the Trinity, and the manifestation of the Supernal represented by the Tetrad as the Holy name of God, comprised of four letters that are really three letters where one is repeated (IHVH).

The invisible sphere (forming the 11th sphere), which exists in-between the highest Triad and it’s reflection into the Lower regions of the Astral plane, called “Daath” (death), is symbolic of the “fall of the angels” (Archetypes as gods) to form mankind. It’s the invisible sphere of “knowledge” which only comes through “experience”. It’s the movement of the higher principles into the lower vibration of the astral plane of form, where an idea that’s “pure in nature” combines with an element of a lower plane, becoming contaminated and corrupted from its original form in order to produce a personalized version of the same idea as a unique variation.

What we think of as the Human Soul, represented by the central sphere of Tiphareth, or the “Son” of the Trinity, acts as a medium that vibrates at a frequency that’s in-between the higher and lower planes, and therefore acts as a “medium” necessary to access and “draw down” the higher consciousness of the upper plane while serving as the means for forming a personalized version by becoming the vehicle for expressing it within the lower plane of manifestation as the means of “self-creating”. The higher plane of the Supernal (upper most triad), and the lower plane of material manifestation vibrate at such different frequencies that they can’t resonate with each other, and so require a medium as a middle ground that vibrates at the lower region of the higher plane and the higher region of the lower plane so it can act as the channel or vehicle for archetypal principles to manifest as material forms of varying degrees and natures. And likewise act as the means for the memory obtained from personal manifestations to be returned to a universal state as the archetypal make-up of the soul. In the name of God represented by the Tetrad (different names of God indicate different operations), the H (which bridges together two I’s), is the second (Son as the human Soul) and the last (actual manifestation) letter of the name as the manifestation of the soul’s consciousness. All physical manifestation is of the human soul as “God made manifest”. The “I Am” as an actual entity and experience of the “Self” as an aspect of God.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

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Religion and the Sacred Sciences – Dogma, Individuality, and Intuitive Creativity

Probably the biggest difference between the terms “religion” (as its come to be known) and “spirituality”, is one of a group experience as opposed to allegories and analogies that have to be intuitively interpreted in order to see the laws that are operating within the stories that attempt to illustrate them. Much religious doctrine is deciphered for the common person, who simply has to accept and adopt someone else’s  ideas as their own, and consider them an “accurate interpretation” that they choose to call right and accept as being true. When an interpretation is made for us and given to us in place of knowledge derived from actual experience, it requires us to “believe” in it and have faith. It doesn’t require us to “think for ourselves” or form our own interpretations, which would require an in-depth breath of knowledge of many branches of science, philosophy, and the arts, acquired only through a dedicated life of study and inquiry. It would require the devoted meditative practice of acquiring knowledge through direct experience, which integrates it, and the ability to bring it into practice in our daily life. In the spiritual realm, creativity is of the essence, and all true knowledge exists as Laws, Principles, and Archetypes, all of which are universal in nature as “creative processes” or the natural forces and means through which things come into existence through conception of the individual mind, where they’re developed into a unique variation as a possible reality. All Archetypes and creative forces are universal in nature, providing a dynamic template as a form of ideal or prototype for creating at the individual level as a personification. All personal creations come as the result of a unique interpretation of what originates as a Universal theme that’s naturally ingrained in the human psyche. We have been led to believe that we’re not capable or qualified to make accurate interpretations because we lack the knowledge necessary to do so, which of course is only partially true, because we’re not given the education that it requires through our conventional conditioning and have to seek it out on our own through a desire for it, and it’s only through our own interpretation that we conform to our mental paradigm, making it applicable to create at the practical level. Only what has been integrated into our mental paradigm through a fundamental and intuitive understanding of it can be utilized to create in the sense that it changes our very perception of reality and how we choose to conduct ourselves as a result. There’s no absolute truth as an interpretation or way of perceiving something, but only in regards to the laws involved. Spiritual knowledge is written in symbolic metaphor, analogy, and allegory because it’s the universal language that’s ingrained in our very DNA as a form of subconscious code, and it’s always in an evolutionary and creative flow as adaptation and modification that produces a unique version of a common idea. When we interpret things for ourselves, we adapt and modify the basic idea according to our age and maturity, stage of growth, level of education, culture, beliefs, values, preferences, memory of past experiences, and based on how and in what way we’re going to relate and apply the knowledge in our everyday life to create by way of it. All ideas when translated by the individual to form a unique and personal version are “ideal for that individual”. There’s really no such thing as somebody else knowing and giving us our truth without any effort on our part. All truth, like all knowledge is only known through the experience of it. All theory simply provides the basis for practice as experimentation designed to create an experience of it. The story of Moses, for example, and how he attained what became known as the 10 commandments (of Christian faith), originated as the 10 primary Universal Laws that were given to him by God as a direct experience. These Laws, were not rules meant to be handed down in a mindless way, only requiring acceptance and abeyance, but were a dynamic mathematical and philosophical system that laid out the creative process of the mind and soul for evolving itself through various stages of self-creation as the dissension of spirit into matter and the resolution of matter back into spirit as experience that formed an eternal memory. The first time he came down, he had 10 Laws written on sapphire tablets (symbolic code in itself), and when he saw the people partying, engraving idols as a means of worship, eating slain animals and fornicating, realizing the people were to ignorant and unintelligent to be able to comprehend them, he became enraged, and broke the tablets while ascending back up to the mountain top (symbolic of higher knowledge), where he converted them into rules and commandments that were written on ordinary stone. He delivered them instead as a form of dogma that “told the people what to do”, instead of requiring them the impossible task of thinking for themselves and being able to intuitively discern the laws in a way that would allow they to create in their life by using them. This story illustrates the mindset of what became organized religion that acted to interpret Laws and “give people” that interpretation as their own. In this way, the masses are trained as a unified whole or group mind, just like animals that are unconscious and instinctual in nature exist in a “herd mentality”. The human soul sojourns through life as the means of self-creating and evolving itself through its own creations. We all have full, 100% responsibility for our own creation. Nobody else is responsible for us, and we can’t blame inaccurate perceptions and actions on other people. The term “sin” means to “miss the mark”, or think, perceive, and act out of an error. As humans, we have both a higher divine, and lower animal nature. Our lower nature is equivalent to the animal kingdom which lacks the creative ability to think, decide, and willfully act in an individual fashion. It lives out of a group mind as a herd mentality, and fails to think for itself, and instead passively accepts the will and thoughts of others as its own, and lives out of other people’s ideas which it perceives to be more correct than its own. Just accepting the thoughts and ideas of others in a passive manner, and using them as your own to create and align yourself with, also fails to provide the means for developing the higher faculty of intuition, which is necessary in order to form interpretations as clarity of thought. Intuition comes as a form of allowing an idea in its symbolic universal form into the mind’s eye, while sensing and perceiving its spiritual, invisible nature as the laws and forces at work that merely act to organize the outer appearance as symbolic correspondences that change every time its applied or used to create. The outer appearance or material concept does not represent truth, it merely acts as the empty and passive shell for spirit as law to operate and express through. The inner qualities apparent and outwardly expressing in any idea or entity, simply act to show us it’s true nature in terms of the “mode of consciousness” it actively engages in and uses to express. Conventional religion as we know it today doesn’t teach law as a higher form of knowledge that require individual interpretation, but forms instead a standard interpretation that the individual merely has to accept and believe in as being “the truth”. It’s based on God as a human figure that resides over mankind with the same emotional (lower) nature, only requiring our obedience and worship. It teaches that we don’t have a “direct connection” to God, and have to go through the clergy of the church instead, who advise, guide, and tell us what to do. Its designed and set-up to rule over mankind through a set of golden rules and dogma as the interpretation of those rules that appeal to and train people to be fully in and of their lower, animal-like unconscious nature of ignorance that’s incapable of making up their own mind or thinking for themselves. It promises salvation through blind acceptance of superior men having authority over us, and lays the foundation for the premise of slavery. Spiritual Sciences, often called Secret or Scared Sciences, teaches spiritual knowledge as or of God as being consciousness Itself in all its natural forms, and the laws an archetypal principles that govern and act to produce the entire material and subtle realms. It teaches the Principles that can only be known by intuitively imagining them as an “inner experience” necessary to comprehend them in material form and provide the basis for practicing them. Knowledge as Laws and Principles are written in the universal language of symbolic imagery and dynamic systems that require individual interpretation in order to be understood and thereby applied as a practice of some form. It honors and works by way of every interpretation, just like every individual, being a unique (evolving) variable (personal creation) of the same universal (archetypal) idea. It doesn’t imply a general lack of intelligence in terms of corralling the mass population into the same school of thought by telling them what to think and training them to a concept, but rather requires an extensive level of knowledge and intelligence in order to intuitively form your own interpretation of it. The higher spiritual realms exist in polarity as the complementary opposite of the lower, material realm, which is created and maintained by it as the laws that govern it, and where the subconscious, animal, instinctual group mind prevails and is dominant on the material plane, while individuality, uniqueness, and deliberate forms of self-creation through active use of will is dominant on the higher, spiritual planes. We only step into and embody our divine nature when we form a love and deep sense of connection with the spiritual realm over the material realm, and we use the higher capacities of our mind to think, evaluate, reason, decide, and act, and create ourselves as unique individuals, apart from and complementary to (of the same nature) other unique individuals. When lower intelligence pursues spiritual knowledge, it does so through a system that has been laid out for it by another that it merely adopts as its own. It attracts to the spiritual ideal while still employing the animal, inability to think for itself, mindset and level of consciousness. They don’t seek true knowledge by studying laws and philosophy, but rather grab onto someone else’s idea as an interpretation and claim it as their own. They bring a sense of ignorance into the intellectual realms and argue that their interpretation, which is really someone else’s, is the correct one, and create an idea of themselves as being enlightened and superior somehow. They fail almost entirely to realize and appreciate the value of diversity in terms of perception and unique ways of looking at the same idea. They’re not willing to devote themselves to a diligent life time study and pursuit of higher knowledge required to actually think for themselves and form their own unique ideas about things, which is what’s required in order to attain it. They create a false image of themselves, much like a sorcerer imitating a Magician, as a spiritual authority and arrogantly prance around preaching by correcting other people while proclaiming to possess true knowledge, without seeming to realize that just this attitude alone demonstrates an incorrect perception as the foundation required to apprehend higher truth. All symbolic imagery represents laws and principles as a dynamic composite of corresponding and interrelated qualities and characteristics of the same “nature”, type or kind. All allegory as stories of the same kind are representations of laws being applied in the practical sense as a life experience, which creates in a unique fashion as a theme formed into a variable as a dynamic series of relationships being acted out or created by a certain “character” or group of complementary characters. The only value, meaning, or significance of a story is to identify the “morale of the story” as the principles operating in it. All metaphor, likewise, is merely representing laws as archetypes or scenarios that represent and are active expression of laws and principles. A variety of spiritual systems have be set-up that are symbolic and analogous in nature, all of which form a direct correspondences with each other, and provide us with the means for learning how to interpret symbolic imagery and archetypes. Some of the major ones, all of which correspond to each other and provide the “keys” for decoding the same primary set of laws, are the Qabalah (Tree of Life), Tarot (Book of Hermes), Astrology (Archetypes of the zodiac), Mythology (gods of human nature), subtle energy system of the body (microcosm), musical scale and theory, color and the vibratory spectrum of light, Angels and Demons (natural forces), all of which represent qualities of consciousness as states and natural ways of being as behaviors and operations inherent in them, architecture, sacred geometry, Hebrew alphabet, Numbers and mathematical equations, and so on. All of these systems are interrelated and correspond with each other and can be used in correlation to interpret the symbolic meaning of each other. For example, the Tarot, based on 22 fundamental Universal Laws of descending and ascending, provides the “key” for decoding and interpreting the Qabalah. The Tarot lays out the same fundamental laws and principles as archetypes that represent states that perform certain “modes of consciousness” as an operation that’s a part of a greater creative process conveyed symbolically through a composite image of corresponding ideas, behaviors, colors, letters, numbers, sounds, elements, geometric shapes, planetary influences, and so on, that provide the means for factually, intuitively, and scientifically interpreting the symbolic imagery. Sacred Geometry is a philosophical mathematical system that represents the primary laws as form, function, and order that are the essential, life-forming laws inherent in all of nature. These all form a larger scientific system that’s of a universal nature and keeps the subtle and gross realms in a unified and holistic state. In Spiritual Sciences each individual forms their own interpretation of ideas as the means of using a universal idea to form a personal idea of the same nature as a unique variation that still holds true to the basic idea as a theme of sorts. The interpretation produced by the individual, is ideal for that individual based on their current level of understanding, which is necessary in order to apply it in a beneficial manner. All knowledge is of Laws and Principles that can be perceived intuitively because they’re the invisible component that acts to organize the form, giving it its attributes, qualities, and characteristics, which determines how it behaves and what creative processes it naturally serves as a part of. Intuition is systematically developed through the knowledge and exercises involved in learning how to perceive and interpret invisible and unknown aspects through the relationship they form with the visible, known aspects. It develops the ability to readily perceive the spiritual aspect as the inner nature of things. It teaches you how to think, reason, evaluate, make clear decisions, and willfully act by applying the knowledge learned to your life, creating an experience of it, which is what allows you to attain it through the integration of it, modifying and updating your own mental paradigm to include it. It creates by way of obtaining knowledge of laws that become actual memory. The soul, as the spiritual, eternal aspect is comprised of memory, and only what is applied and practiced as experience becomes a part of our nature and is carried forward. Our vibration as a quality and level of consciousness only changes based on the integration of knowledge as experience, which serves to form a dynamic system of memory. It’s only through daily devoted practice that we raise our vibratory frequency. Theory that’s not applied doesn’t alter us or our minds ability to perceive and comprehend higher forms of knowledge. It’s only by becoming one with divine knowledge as the nature of the spiritual realm that we increase our ability to resonate and be drawn up into higher dimensions. Whatever we equate ourselves with, we become like. Through experience, we associate ourselves with our experiences, relate to and identify with them, and “become” by way of our associations. We are always the sole creator of our own experiences. By acquiring spiritual knowledge in theory, and bringing it into practice by way of theory, we create our experiences, and absorb the knowledge as wisdom, becoming it in habit and memory, and we acquire the secret of ascension. Dr. Linda Gadbois Metaphysician, Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant, and Spiritual Mentor

Decoding a Mystery – Interpreting the Symbolic Language of Higher Knowledge

All spiritual knowledge is communicated in symbolic terms as a harmonious universal language of numbers, letters, sound, images, colors, modes of consciousness, and so on, that require interpretation in order to be obtained and understood in practical terms. This is because all true spiritual knowledge exits as universal laws (both energetic and material) and come as archetypal principles that lend themselves to a universal application to produce a unique variation each time it’s interpreted and applied to create. The most fundamental law is the Law of the Monad, Dyad, and Triad (trinity), that basically says every mind or sphere of consciousness vibrates at a unique frequency, and can only resonate with that same frequency (perception of reality) in everything else.

As we encounter other forms of consciousness, we “enter into relationship with it” by forming an interference pattern (Dyad), which, through a process of adaptation and modification, alters the shared frequency to form a new one by canceling out (contradicting) some aspects, while amplifying others, shaping it into a unique variation. This unique variation formed first as an internal concept, visualization, or working model, results from the coupling of two opposite (masculine and feminine) and complementary waves which produce an offspring as a harmonious combination of both.

Our mind exists as a mental paradigm or thematic model that vibrates at a certain frequency. All vibration is an invisible wave that acts as a carrier-wave for information of a certain frequency that exists in a purely potential state. This vibrating wave of information as a frequency also has a ‘self-organizing mechanism” inherent in it as life-force energy that constructs (grows and organizes it into a pattern) a holographic form out of it. Information that has the potential for building realities exists in an unformed state in the atmosphere around us and is available to be “absorbed” by another bio-field (mind in a body), modifying its vibration through a process of adaptation into a specialized variation, where it’s then formed into a “personal reality” by how it’s first imagined and built into an existing, ongoing story or version of reality in a congruent manner, and how it’s “applied” and utilized in order to create in the material sense.

All universal knowledge exists in its potential state (unformed) as Law and Information that’s purely creative in nature and requires interpretation in order to be known and used as tools for self-creation by creating realities out of it through the intuitive perception of it. Each individual will interpret the same symbolically  encoded information differently, based not only on their mental model (vibratory frequency), level of maturity, personal knowledge and education, stage in life, circumstances and life situations, method of utilizing, and so on, but also based on their “breadth of knowledge” of the sciences and arts. It requires an in-depth knowledge of multiple disciplines (sacred geometry, mathematics, numbers, letters, words, pronunciations, and analogies that are of the same idea or nature) in order to be interpreted accurately.

As humans, we are all bestowed with choice and free will and the ability to willfully obtain the knowledge necessary through devoted study of the Sacred Arts and Sciences to be able to not only form our own interpretation and creative formula, but also to use that knowledge within our life in a willful manner to create by way of it. If we lack the knowledge to interpret information that comes as a mathematical formula, geometric shapes that represent scientific relationships, corresponding colors, sounds, icons, ideas, themes, etc., then the information as higher knowledge isn’t “obtainable”, and remains “secretive”. This is the basis of the “Mysteries” as “Secret Knowledge” that’s virtually unobtainable by the profane and untutored. A single geometric shape with specific attributes, qualities and characteristics, represents laws, ideas, and scientific relationships that are mathematical, psychological, philosophical, biological, and have semantic significance, that actually provide us with a whole formula as a process for creating a reality that brings us deeper and more profound realizations into the true nature of our creative abilities and the energetic substratum of what we call reality.

Because spiritual knowledge is communicated in the symbolic language of Universal Laws and Archetypal Principles, it requires us to utilize and develop our “intuitive capacity” to discern it. We discern things intuitively by forming a chain-of-association as natural relationships that exist between all ideas of the same nature (frequency). All frequency has natural patterns in it as the form, behaviors, and reality of that frequency. We have exquisitely sophisticated scientific systems that represent Universal Laws and the true method for decoding them. For example, the Qabalah, exists as a hierarchical mapping of Law and Principles in both a descending and ascending format, that corresponds to the key of the Tarot (Hermetic texts), which can be used to interpret them. The Qabalah has 11 Sephirot  (10 visible, 1 invisible), and corresponds to the 22 principles of the major arcane of the Tarot, where the first 11 (0-10) are established as spirit descending into the material plane through our formative conditioning or original creation, and the second 11 principles representing ascending back into spirit as a “rebirth” that’s a willful process of self-creation and transformation.

Both the Tarot and the Qabalah form a natural series of correspondences thru letters, numbers, attributes and relationships with numerous other scientific systems, such as Sacred Geometry, the Chakra system of the body, the multiple dimensions of the causal, mental, astral, etheric, and physical planes, as well as colors of the light spectrum, musical notes and scales, seasons, directions, Moon cycles, rhythms, etc. Through an intuitive chain of association as natural relationships you can interpret a symbolic idea to find the laws and principles it represents and obtain the information that’s encoded within it. All spiritual knowledge requires us to use our intuitive abilities to decipher it, and our creative abilities to utilize it by applying it. Any “knowledge” that’s not applied in order to create, is useless theory and a form of vain entertainment. A person who preaches and knows in theoretical terms, but doesn’t practice or creatively apply through experimentation, doesn’t benefit from the information, doesn’t know for sure if it’s true in terms of actually producing what it claims to, and doesn’t ingrain it as an experience that becomes a memory as the fundamental nature of the soul, which is eternal in nature and carried forward. We only truly “obtain” what we bring into practice by becoming one with it, providing the channel through which it expresses to form an experience of it as a perception of reality. Knowledge provides the theoretical basis for self-mastery that allows us to utilize our ability to self-create and determine the nature of our experiences through the relationship we form with all of life.

Nobody can do your work for you. Nobody can “give you” an interpretation or tell you what things mean. You always have to decide that for yourself, and are ultimately completely responsible for your own decisions and all the actions that result from your decisions. While interpretations made by others can teach you “how to interpret” symbolic language, the process and method used, so you can hone your own skills, they can never give you answers or tell you in a factual manner what something means. Meaning in and of itself is relative. Everything means something different to every person perceiving it. Our ability to utilize information in a creative fashion depends on our knowledge base and what meaning ideas have for us.

The most fundamental form of spiritual development comes through a desire for Higher Knowledge that engages us in a constant form of self-education through a devoted study of spiritual sciences and the Sacred Arts. Nowhere in our modern day society is this knowledge a part of our formative education. Only those who have a true desire to truly “know” pursue it and form a devoted practice of intuitive learning, while creatively applying it to their everyday life in order to self-create by way of it. All education in the most basic sense, like all healing and perceiving, is something “we do within ourselves”. It’s not acquired from someone else outside of us, and requires our interest, desire, connection, and ability to absorb it as a working concept, while developing the practical ability to apply and utilize it. We are always the one educating ourselves, and developing ourselves by becoming one with the ideas that we act as a channel of expression for. We are all ultimately responsible for the consequences of all our decisions and actions, and how we use our capacity of choice, imagination, and willpower to intentionally self-create.

All of what we call “secret” or “hidden knowledge” is only so because it’s written in a symbolic code using universal symbols. Our knowledge of this universal symbolic language has been lost through time with the onslaught of organized religion and the quest of the powers that be to “own” Higher Knowledge and keep it from the average person (burning the Alexandria Library) and brutally murdering those who possessed spiritual powers (the Great Acquisition) as a form of intimidation, that secured their position as the “keepers of the Light”. Throughout the centuries that followed, knowledge of the Spiritual Arts and Sciences, formerly known as Magic, was virtually lost except to a few initiates that kept it alive through “secret brotherhoods”, encoded texts and allegories, and covenants of various sorts. By learning the universal language of symbols, numbers, and letters, we can interpret any idea or formula to find it’s hidden (actual) meaning, while simultaneously gaining the “formula” for applying it to create miracles (the science of magic) by manipulating matter using our mind.

Dr, Linda Gadbois   

Spiritual Teacher and Mentor for Self-Mastery

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