In our modern worldview people can easily be manipulated, because they think there is only one truth possible, based on ‘facts’. But people are emotional beings who experience the world differently based on feelings.
Trying to find our way in a confusing world we point our fingers towards others, using old monotheistic concepts of virtues and vices, convicting the other when he or she has a different opinion. On the background still runs the idea that there is only one truth, leading to a unification by one God.
The Vision of the Mysteries
But this concept causes a lot of friction, the question is; ‘Who is right?’ Whose worldview is the ‘Truth’? The antique societies had a much more intelligent concept. The Egyptian Mysteries worked with a spiritual concept they called the Multicolored Feathered Horus; the God of Light is clothed in all the colors of the light. This creates respect for different roads of development, different opinions, different concepts of Gods and even different Gods and Goddesses.
In our modern times this ancient concept becomes important again. In our age of globalization we need to work with worldviews deriving from different cultures. We need spiritual concepts that allow for different, even contradicting concepts to peacefully coexist and contribute to a better world.
We live in a world of complementary forces. Opposition not ‘evil’ but necessary, because it creates a dynamic that causes development. Opposing forces test principles, products, ideas and everything grows. This principle used to be called the Tester;
Every concept or building block in our societies improves, when opposing forces discuss, challenge and shake up awareness about the repercussions of new inventions and new ideas. Because of this continuous challenge that takes place both in our souls, in our relationships and in our society, we grow, make better choices and find more sustainable solutions. This principle is called Purification. In the old days Purification was an essential part of spiritual development. According to this principle there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, there is only increasing wisdom based on more knowledge because every new development is severely tested by opposing forces.
What about evil?
In the concept of the Mysteries evil is defined differently. When for example, you continue to use poison in spite of the fact that you are killing all the bees, then you do evil. This is a severe matter, because when the bees become extinct, the entire world will suffer from a food disaster. Things are called ‘evil’ when three ingredients are present:
- It is a matter with severe consequences.
- There is consciousness about the gravity of the situation.
- There is a conscious choice made of deliberate continuation.
The world-famous mystic and occultist Dion Fortune defined ‘good’ as all the forces that contribute to evolution. She defined ‘evil’ as the opposing forces that lead to evolutionary decay.
To attune yourself to the forces of growth and evolution, you can calibrate yourself to patterns that are connected to evolution. In this way these forces will increase in you. To this end you can meditate on the image of a Spiral of Moving Light.
When you like these types of meditations, you could consider enrolling into the Solo Magical Training.
Ina Custers van Bergen