A Higher Imagination

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Typically, as Mihai has pointed out, the imagination functions to degrade man. It offers him pornography, violence, and all other species of lust: a 24/7 cinema strip of running images. If it’s not doing this, it’s running narcissistic movie clips of nonstop happy endings for the engrossed slave, who lives in the Matrix and desires to conform to his own ignorance and those around him.

Every so often, writers come along who seem to break free from this, and challenge our perceptions. This can occur in either direction. Obviously, Lucifer “imagined” a world in which God was irrelevant and distant, a “sub-creation” that was independent of God’s kingdom. The Left has made great use of such imaginary images and art, which it terms “higher” in relation to the ordinary mechanical cinema that runs in men’s head: artists like Bunuel have attacked the Church with brilliant subtlety and abandon. This is “higher”, but only in relation to the degradation previously induced by Leftist “ideals”. So it is a carrot-and-stick ploy: man is driven by lusts, and lead on by illusions.

Sometimes (however) the writers challenging our perceptions happen to be operating from a magnetized or sanctified area of their own personality. It is the Inklings who were the true “rebels” towards the System, not the Surrealists or Existentialists or Dadaists, given that the “System” is not even what it is portrayed to be. They proposed that a portion of man’s personality could be elevated in such a way that it would “drag” other portions of that personality behind it.

Is this an “un-traditional” Idea? We do not think so: Mouravieff in Gnosis suggests that any portion of man can be magnetized and provide a “core” which then magnetizes the rest of his personality. Furthermore, various physical and national races have various “make-ups” – the Anglo-Saxon, one, for instance is relatively balanced and placid, whereas the Slavic personality is not. This probably explains the Anglo-Saxon capability for “watering down” his religion to the lowest common denominator, a fact that made him uniquely suited to further the Kali Yuga through Anglo Empire. The German and the Slav would have made a harder choice.

There is a specific example of the doctrine of polar beings which occurs in Phantastes, which we will excerpt partially and summarize, along with other passages, next week. How did MacDonald know to have Sir Anodos learn love by being willing to lay down his desire for the white lady because “she belongs to another, better man”? By pure intuition?

7 thoughts on “A Higher Imagination

  1. [Aquinas]:”Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our Life, our Sweetness, and our Hope. To thee do we cry poor banished children of Eve, to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRnikXRJ6hY

    [Logres:]”Sometimes (however) the writers challenging our perceptions happen to be operating from a magnetized or sanctified area of their own personality. It is the Inklings who were the true “rebels” towards the System, not the Surrealists or Existentialists or Dadaists, given that the “System” is not even what it is portrayed to be. They proposed that a portion of man’s personality could be elevated in such a way that it would “drag” other portions of that personality behind it.”

    {No one is more beautiful or attractive than He. He attracts everyone. Therefore He is called the all-attractive one. Except for the liberated souls, everyone in the material world is attracted by Cupid. But Krishna is so attractive that He not only attracts the liberated souls but He attracts Cupid as well. He is the strongest personality. By His desire alone all the universes are created and destroyed by one portion of a portion of His personal form.

    …the sun is described as the eye, one of the eyes of God. He’s seeing everything. You cannot hide yourself from the seeing of God … If God’s name, there can be any name… And it is admitted in the Vedic literature that God has got many names…}—[Prabhupada]

    {…a million images won’t be enough for I know where you hide your soul…}

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Black_hole_lensing_web.gif

    [Encyclop.:]{black hole a … celestial object of such extremely intense gravity that it attracts everything near it and in some instances prevents everything, including light, from escaping.}

    { At the sight of beautiful colours, she cries, “O my Lord world-scanning!”
    And all the shrines in the land, to her are shrines of Vishnu.
    In awe and in love, unceasing she adores the feet of that Wizard.
    All Gods and Saints are Krishna-Devourer of Infinite Spaces!
    And the huge dark clouds are Krishna; all fain would she fly to reach them.
    Or the kine, they graze on the meadow and thither she runs to find Him.}—[“The realization of God in all things by the Vision of Divine Love.”, There is a little disagreement as to the poet’s birth date. Tradition gives the date as 3102 B.C. (i.e., the beginning of the Kali Yuga), but scholars believe the date to be 880-930 A.D]

    {I bow to the Ruler of the Universe, whose very form is Liberation,
    the omnipotent and all pervading Spirit, manifest as the Scriptures.
    I worship Him, shining in his own glory, without physical qualities,
    Undifferentiated, desireless, all pervading sky of consciousness
    and wearing the sky itself as His garment.

    I bow to the supreme Lord who is the formless source of Logos
    The Self of All, transcending all conditions and states,
    Beyond speech, understanding and sense perception,
    Awe-full, but gracious, the ruler of Peaks,
    Devourer of Death, the immortal abode of all virtues.}—[“DOOR OF FAITH”]

    https://www.google.is/search?q=iceland+dragon

    https://www.google.is/search?q=iceland+lost+tribe+israel+dragon

    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Daenerys_Targaryen

    [Cologero:]”She reminds him to remember who he is”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ2djLiA2_w

    NEW TIMES ROMAN
    NeuRoMan

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  2. Thank you both (Scardanelli): I hope to be very precise and also original in going through portions of MacDonald and even Lewis (on the Anti-Christ).

  3. Mouravieff expressly states he writes for the modern man – that is, he writes to reach him where he is capable of being reached; this perhaps gives a certain flavor which is unpalatable to those used to reading ancient texts (which Mouravieff includes), Guenon & company, and other sources. He writes expressly to convince in a practical way, modern man (that is, it is not merely rhetorical).

  4. 1. Doctrine of Unity
    2. Praxis of Awakening
    3. Subtlety of analysis
    4. Comprehensive theory explanatory of more spiritual “facts”
    5. Doctrine of angelic/demonic hierarchies
    6. Esoteric Christian core
    7. Breathing exercises/yogic techniques/exercises of prayer
    8. Mathematical expression
    There is more.

  5. “Is this an “un-traditional” Idea? We do not think so: Mouravieff in Gnosis suggests that any portion of man can be magnetized and provide a “core” which then magnetizes the rest of his personality.”

    What exactly is “traditional” about Mouravieff?

  6. There’s nothing like actually reading the man. Phantastes and quite a number of his other books are free for Kindle. I got the complete works for $2.99. Been working through them waiting for the subway, etc. He definitely has an elevating effect I have not experienced with other authors (even C.S.Lewis).

  7. Thank you for these posts Logres, they’re always insightful and I appreciate them. I’ll have to read up on MacDonald in anticipation of your

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