”Our roots are in space and eternity. Not in the earth and time. Our minds, the subtler parts of our own imaginations. Break through the boundaries of physical things. We are in this physical world, but definitely not of it.”
~ Manly P. Hall ~
(Author: The Secret Teachings of All Ages)
Excerpt from “No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger” by Mark Twain:
“You are not you… you have no body, no blood, no bones, you are but a thought. I myself have no existence; I am but a dream… your dream, a creature of your imagination. In a moment you will have realized this, then you will banish me from your visions and I shall dissolve into the nothingness out of which you made me. I am perishing already, I am failing, I am passing away.
In a little while you will be alone in shoreless space, to wander its limitless solitudes without friend or comrade forever… for you will remain a thought, the only existent thought, and by your nature inextinguishable, indestructible. But I, your poor servant, have revealed you to yourself and set you free. Dream other dreams, and better!
Strange! that you should not have suspected years ago… centuries, ages, eons, ago! For you have existed, companionless, through all the eternities. Strange, indeed, that you should not have suspected that your universe and its contents were only dreams, visions, fiction! Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane… like all dreams:
A God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave his angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice and invented hell… mouths mercy and invented hell… mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!
You perceive, now, that these things are all impossible except in a dream. You perceive that they are pure and puerile insanities, the silly creations of an imagination that is not conscious of its freaks… in a word, that they are a dream, and you the maker of it. The dream-marks are all present; you should have recognized them earlier.
It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream… a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought… a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!”
~ No. 44 (The Mysterious Stranger)
Well, how’s that for a disturbing story from Americana’s most recognized literary rascal; Mark Twain. Teasing the overbearing Christian Right Wing with a heaping dose of Satanic NonDuality in their morning coffee.
I always assumed Twains work was the equivalent of reading a Winnie the Pooh book… Huck Finn’s adventurous tales of whimsy with the occasional life lesson thrown in for good measure.
My mistake, this is a Savage tale of Existential Truth.
In fact, this is why HipSoul.com exists as it does, to illustrate some of these philosophical gems which many have lulled themselves into overlooking.
That said, this story is very aggressive in its approach… it tends to lean into the idea of “Satan” without accurately re-weighing the character in the new light of the revelations that he’s extolling.
For example, if it’s “just you“... then what exactly IS the Satan character, an Avatar? A Mirror? If Life is a Solipsism, that means Satan is just You patronizing Yourself. That’s a very intriguing concept.
If it’s true, why do you Fear yourself?
More precisely, if nothing is real; then why do you Fear anything at all?
If life is only a ‘grotesque dream’, why do you take it so seriously?
Even more compelling… how does the “Dream” actually function? What are the mechanics of its structure? How much control do you have over it?
If it’s my dream, how can I change it?
Leading to the Ultimate question, if you’re not actually “alive” right now…
What happens after you ‘think’ you die?
This is where the rubber meets the road. The crux of all conflict in this realm of materialism. The cosmic seed of discontent that drives men to act in all the varied ways which you have witnessed in your time here so far.
You can begin to recognize why Christianity likes to demonize Yoga and NonDuality, as it teaches the Seeker of Truth that God is The Devil and The Devil is God.
There is only ONE Awareness dreaming up The entire Universe of Life… and that Awareness is inside You.
This is the same esoteric wisdom that Gnosticism (the precursor to Christianity) is based on, so the hypocrisy of ANYONE, much less The Church, calling others “the devil” is rife with irony.
Imho, it’s Dimensional.
The core concept is True, but the journey is rich in depth. The same way a mosquito lives from a perspective which we can only imagine, or more acutely, the way an Amoeba lives it’s existence in an environment unseen to us, doing things that we don’t even begin to comprehend… experiencing a world completely different from anything we can imagine, much like the Quantum Realm.
This is the same dimensionality that we experience as we walk through this game of progressively Higher Consciousness…
A singular inevitable path towards the cognition of what this game of Life is all about. It all leads to the same place, but how you get there is your choice.
You can choose to lower your vibrational state, this is what Maya was designed to do after all.
View yourself as nothing more than monkey meat with little value beyond immediate sensual pleasures… lie, steal, cheat to get what you want from the physical world… and then suffer the psychic consequences of these negative actions. Regret, despair, greed, anxiety, clinging to the material and suffering the inevitable losses… the well documented results of selfish choices.
Psychological pain is the true commerce of Life.
So when you ‘think’ you die… if you have led a thoughtless life believing the world is out to get you, that people are Evil and everything is terrible… you have allowed your negative choices to inevitably define your mental state. This mentality is what you will continue to experience as you transition to another dimension of existence.
Simply another 'dream-state' of your making; the perennial concept of “Hell”.
If you spend your entire existence without any mystical thinking, focusing obtusely on the world being made of brute physical matter that’s always trying to kill you, spending all your time trying to selfishly get over on your fellow man for survival (or greed)… if you choose to DEEPLY believe in the Fear of a material existence as your baseline outlook on Life; eventually you will feel Loneliness and Despair.
When you transition to the next dimensional state of Consciousness, that is all you will know.
The “hard matter” will get harder, thicker, less airy and more constricting… the existential threats will get stronger, uglier and take more pleasure in attacking you… the Fear you nurture will progressively build even stronger in your psyche as your environment continues to fool you into believing this “Dream” is True.
It will drag you down in a perpetually vicious circle of low vibration, like “Dante’s Inferno” pulling you deeper into the mires of the Nine Circles of Hell.
One a side note, Dante’s Inferno is part of a larger poem called “The Divine Comedy”... which is an obvious statement to the grand game being played.
The poem is an allegory, symbolically illustrating the journey of the Soul towards God.
The Nine Circles of Hell are depicted as stages of torment located within the Earth; the realms of those who have rejected Spiritual values by indulging their animalistic appetites in excess and committing acts of Selfishness with their intellect, rather than creatively contributing to the betterment of their fellow man.
All the “Sins” that are proselytize in classic scriptures; Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, Treachery… are simply divine warning signs, not Punishments. Nobody is dolling out prison sentences… it’s just You; and your Mind.
Life is just a series of psychological choices, because… It’s all in your mind.
You have the ability to choose differently. That’s what all the esoteric wisdom, religious scriptures and PMA propaganda is about, at the root… All is Mind.
It’s YOUR Dream.
When you come to genuinely understand this existential truth, it becomes obvious...
Taking the initiative to raise your Consciousness to a higher vibrating state of Bliss is the only reasonable way to live.
Why would you allow a world of your own creation become a Nightmare to you? You may not have Godlike control over every minute facet of the Dream (at the moment), but you DO have the ability to think differently for your own wellness, and the trickle-down effect of those you come into contact with. You don’t HAVE to think in terms Melancholy and Despair, you CAN stop that.
The grass is greener wherever your MIND is at.
Dimensionally speaking, if you cultivate the meditational and psychedelic awareness that the material world is a malleable, dream-like substance that can ebb & flow outside the laws of known Physics… if you learn to develop and nurture emotional states like Compassion, Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness… if you Seek esoteric wisdom from the higher version of yourself (The Mind of The Universe or Akashic Records, as some like to call it); you may find yourself transcending to a dimension of existence after your (perceived) Death which is less “hard matter” and more “ethereal” or “subtle”.... in essence, more “Divine”.
A stage of life which is a step closer to the Truth of all that is. Society calls this 'Maturity'.
Esoterically speaking, it's a higher plane of realization where you exist as a closer version of that primal divine “Nothingness” that manifests all things; The Light.
A dimension as different to us now as the Amoeba is to the Mosquito… perhaps one where hunger is no longer a focus of living, as there is no material body in which to feed. A state of mind where your conscious existence still has its challenges, but they are in an entirely different paradigm than those of this material dimension we currently think we reside in.
Instead of believing you are forever stuck in the role of Captain Picard (Star Trek), constantly struggling against the wars of various low consciousness species still trapped in their illusions… consider opening your mind; changing your dream to focus on the philosophical contemplations of the Life of “Q”.
Think in terms of Ascension; the potentialities of a multi-dimensional Life. There is Freedom in this mindset, release from the bondage of material suffering.
This is what The Mystery Schools of ancient Egypt, the esoteric philosophy of ancient Greece, and the plethora of occult books, studies and practices set out to share with you. Seek Enlightenment to discover your own Truths, which help to transcend your mind into a Higher Consciousness through direct experience.
Yogic Meditation practices have offered this to man for thousands of years now…
Psychedelics (Shamanism) can break this 4th Wall much faster though, if you have trouble getting over your skepticism of the traditional methods.
It’s understandable, most of us resist these Truths due to the social conditioning the outside world (Maya) has perpetrated on our psyche. That's the game... this is why this information is not actually hidden or secret; it’s ignored.
If you don't accept these existential insights as potential Cosmic Truths to be personally explored RIGHT NOW; then you are ignoring it.
So ask yourself, why are you resisting this journey of Self Discovery?
Engaging the role of “The Seeker on The Path” not only provides a deep mystery to engage in during this lifetime, compelling you to raise your vibrational state and live in a more vibrant, positive psychological state of mind… but it may propel your next conscious experience into a realm that has much more Freedom and Light than this material world, which weighs our spirits down for the sake of Divine self-exploration.
Life is your responsibility to make of it what you will.
“Dream other dreams, and better!”
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats ~
(Poet: Won the Nobel Prize in Literature 1923)