Thought emerges out of the unconsciousness of our birth, and as we develop our intellect, we actively construct our soul. Inspiration feeding the soul is a teleological force that connects the soul with Spirit. But yet, the soul must be moved and put itself out into the world by constructively contributing something of value to others to carry into human culture. Through this, immortality is obtained.

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  1. Sermon Notes
    Intellect Part 3
    Ralph Waldo Emerson Essay

    1. In our Doctrine of the 4 Yods, we speak of the human faculty of intuition; a process that enables a deep apprehension of an object of thought, or any phenomenal object.

    1A. We note that such intuition moves out from ourselves in order to grasp the object; rather than some passive examination of the object as is the normal mode of material science.

    1A1. Instinct gives form to intuition, which then generates omniscience.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions, and have a separate value, it is worthless.”

    1B. The Master Therion notes in MITP, that logic is a practical convention, but contains no intrinsic truth in itself.

    2. Delving more deeply into the intuition, we can trace a line back into the unconsciousness of our birth. From that we emerged into thought.

    2A. The zero point is setup as the NOT of the Qabalah; this being negative existence; also called the realm of pure spirit–Ain Soph.

    2B. This is then said to concetrate a center that is called the LVX or Kether.

    2B1. So that from no-thought comes thought.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Long prior to the age of reflection is the thinking of the mind. Out of darkness, it came insensibly into the marvellous light of to-day. In the period of infancy it accepted and disposed of all impressions from the surrounding creation after its own way.”

    3. Moving from ourselves and into the world, we begin to take in impressions of the world and to qualify them, so that we keep some and file others back into our unconscious memory.

    3A. This is the experience that we as Gnostics rely upon, as we come to understand how we are constructing the temple of our soul.

    3A1. It is upon this coming foeth of our thought that our immortality is hinged.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “And so any fact in our life, or any record of our fancies or reflections, disentangled from the web of our unconsciousness, becomes an object impersonal and immortal.”

    3B. But it is in the creation or formulation of the soul and the learning to move and exercise it, that we learn to also transcend the self; to become more than what nature readily bestows upon us.

    3B1. We come to objectively render ourselves in our thought; seeing it from such an objective distance; yet also seeing it subjectively.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The intellect goes out of the individual, floats over its own personality, and regards it as a fact, and not as I and mine.”

    3B1a. The soul is then considered to be elevated and enlightened.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The making a fact the subject of thought raises it.”

    4. In examining any given moment, thousands of elements confront our perception.

    4A. Immediately, we decide with even unconsious ferver, which of these elements we’re going to pay attention to and which we will ignore.

    4A1. Those that we ignore, stream into our sub-conscious.

    4A1a. And even many that we pay attention to, we quickly abandon, as passing or temporary information.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “In every man’s mind, some images, words, and facts remain, without effort on his part to imprint them, which others forget, and afterwards these illustrate to him important laws. All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. It is vain to hurry it. By trusting it to the end, it shall ripen into truth, and you shall know why you believe.”

    From the Gnostic Mass:
    “O circle of Stars whereof our Father is but the younger brother, marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom Time is Ashamed, the mind bewildered, and the understanding dark, not unto Thee may we attain, unless Thine image be Love. Therefore by seed and root and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit do we invoke Thee.”

    5. In summation, the main production of the intellect is the building and exercise of soul; rising out of the unconsciousness of our birth.

    5A. We then, being formulated of our parents seed, invoke the Divine and become first rooted in the womb to birth and unfold our lives, by stem, bud, leaf, flower and fruit.


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