Friday, November 21, 2008

Excerpt - The Greatest Enigma

"Much of the discussion regarding the existence of God is incidentally colored by the fact that this universal intelligence of the cosmos has usually been associated with the portrayal of God offered by a specific historical religion and its holy scriptures. In the Western world, for instance, God is typically seen through the Christian filter and linked to the particular forms of worship prescribed by this tradition. Especially with the Thirteenth Heaven, this view of God has become very abstract, and devotion to the living cosmos, including various spiritual forces, has been condemned as worship of idols, or polytheism.

"From our knowledge of the Mayan calendar we may now begin to realize, however, that the consciousness grid through which we experience divine reality undergoes an evolution. "God" appears in an era that does not. The World Tree has been the most powerful and decisive influence on the evolution of religions, or at least has generated the initial impulse propelling their growth. Any historical religion gives us only one particular view, seen through a particular frame of consciousness generated by the specific Heaven that ruled as it was conceived. It is thus meaningful to explore the nature of God from the more universal perspective provided by the Mayan calendar, which highlights the nature of the filters in the human perception of the divine.

"By studying how the wave movement of human consciousness has influenced human religiosity, and later the absence of it, we may learn something about the greatest enigma, the existence of God, from the Mayan calendar. We need to realize that where people have been living in relation to the Invisible Cross has profoundly influenced their perception of divine reality. Thus there are distinct differences between the traditional religions that originated in the East and those that originated in the West - and in between." - pages 63-64 

- The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness, by Carl Calleman

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