Morality relies on a metaphysical paradigm for its precepts, which are then codified into law in a noble society. But it can be very difficult for a pluralistic society to determine a common morality. And yet, a morality without a spiritual source is as an ‘abomination of desolation’; a condition that happens when spirit abandons the temple. Yet, it is the temple that is the hallmark of any society.
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Spirituality vs. Morality
1. When the Spirit has left the temple, morality & politics comes in to fill the void.
1A. This is the nature of desolation & that which is called the abomination of desolation.
1A1. An abomination is that which has lost contact w/the Divine.
1A2. Desolation of Spirit is a mindlessness & unconsciousness that leads to unconscionable behavior; making morality into an hipocrisy.
2. So what is morality? And what is its difference from Spirituality?
2A. Morality is a pliable set of standards designed to maintain both civic and domestic well-being.
2A1. Biblical standards are frozen in time and place & can be horrible when mis-applied.
2A1a. Abortion in oe society may be important, as it may be unconscionable in another.
2A2. Morality is directly connected with virtue.
2A2a. Virtue is the foundation of spiritual growth.
2A2b. A carpenter is acting virtuously, when he builds a house.
2B. Spirituality deals with emotions & the intuition; separately from morality.
2B1. Inspiration: The creative impulse & Devotion is the magnetic response to Inspiration.
2B1a. The Divine, as both the initial creative impulse & represented by Our Lady Babalon draws our adoration.
2C. The collective spirit of a society generates an egregore; A zeigest that determines moral virtue.
2C1. Political theory in an attempt to codify this.
2C1a. E.G. the Christianity of John Locke leads to his development of the social contract.
3. Without a direct connection to spirituality, morality becomes corupt — the abomination of desolation.
3A. The spirit must reside in the present; emerging from the collective period.
3A1. Biblical morality; i.e. stoning your wife for being disagreeable is not of our time.
3A1a. Deuteronomy & Leviticus.
3B. The spirit of the present is its Qabalah; Its collective traditions & vision or paradigm.
3B1. Leadership of the community must be built on virtue; hence, ordination is the proving of virtue by someone who has generated a spiritual impulse.
3C. Morality must be fluid and adaptive; when frozen & rigidly held morality becomes harsh & devoid of spirit — it becomes “of the book” (law).
3C1. Society is always growing & evolving; so also must its morality, as that growth is the expression of its constantly changing spirit.
3C2. When we codify our morals into the Bible, as has been done in the past, as times change, the moral standard can’t, so society becomes schizophrenic.
4. Spirituality is about deriving meaning & wholesomeness in the self and for the self along w/the aspiration to nobility.
4A. Its wholesome attributes include physical & emotional health, aesthetic & intellectual sophistication, along with a sense of civililty.
4B. The intuition is developed into a psychic capacity that generates a visionary insight that leads one forward in life.
4B1. This connects with the ambition that leads one “to do” in a persist aspiration that results in the manifestion & production of beauty in one’s life.