C3.06. Limits Of The Organic Mind — Linear Thought
While from a human perspective it could be asserted that there is an inherent congenital defect in the hearing of man that causes him to falsely hear the interval between the third and fourth sequences of an octave as if it were a whole-step — regardless of the fact that it is a half-step in the frequencies of the musical sequence — in failing to understand the reality and higher purpose of this long ignored phenomena, it is as if mankind continues to dwell in a self-imposed Dark Ages that has gravely inhibited his progress. In fact, all the poverty, all of man’s sufferings, violence, conflict and bestiality that men inflict upon other men, is all the result of man’s self-imposed ignorance of the knowledge of the Laws. On the other hand, Mystics and those who have long understood the movement of the Laws of Creation have known that this interval between the third to fourth sequence is in fact a testing point of the Laws — a test for Completeness and Wholeness to see if we are prepared to move beyond that point in the physical and mental limitations of the body-vessel. But it has been virtually impossible for natural organic man to make any real progress beyond the level where he is presently at, because pseudo-intellectuals reject the wisdom that has been presented to them. The biblical authors all warned that man’s higher soul and spiritual reality as set forth in what was portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, was beyond the comprehension of organic man in his natural (earthly-carnal) mindset (see Mystery Of The Gospel) — and yet, both man’s religious and political leaders have long ignored their witness.
In the same way that man is deaf and oblivious to the fact that the third to fourth and seventh to eighth sequence of the musical scale that he hears in not a linear progression as he imagines, he in like manner remains oblivious to the fact that both his line of vision and his rational linear thought that he relies upon to evaluate his experiences in this world, is subject to the same testing and twisting that is easily demonstrated in his hearing. What this means is that organic man’s rational thinking is totally unreliable to evaluate what he sees and evaluates, because what appears to be linear, is an illusion that he is not at all even aware of. In the same way that the listener is not aware of the frequency shifts when the notes of an octave is played back to him — and what sounds to his physical ears to be a linear incremental progression is not at all true — the same is true with respect to both his vision and what he would consider rational thought and reasoning.
The result is man’s inherent blindness and suppressed rationale that inhibits his ability to properly evaluate what he thinks he sees and understands. Why? Very simply, because of the carnal blindness inflicted upon man by virtue of the organic limitations of the body-vessel — and when these natural organic limitations are understood, the reality which confronts man is seen in his inability to grasp only a mere fragment of what he sees and comprehends. And perhaps the perfect example of the problem is presented in a poem by John Godfrey Saxe which is based upon a fable told in India. It is a good warning about how our inhibited sensory perceptions and limited organic logic can lead to some serious misinterpretations — especially when the investigations of the component parts of a whole, and their relations in making up the whole, are inadequate and lack co-ordination.
It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation, Might satisfy his mind
The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: “God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!”
The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, “Ho! what have we here, So very round and smooth and sharp? To me ’tis mighty clear, This wonder of an Elephant, Is very like a spear!”
The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spoke: “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant Is very like a snake!”
The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. “What most this wondrous beast is like, Is mighty plain,” quoth he; “‘Tis clear enough the Elephant, Is very like a tree!”
The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: “Even the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!”
The Sixth no sooner had begun, About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail, That fell within his scope, “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant, Is very like a rope!”
And so these men of Indostan, Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion, Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!
The Moral: So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance, Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant, Not one of them has actually seen!
From the enlightened perspective of the Mystic, the inherent problem of human blindness is even greater than what is presented in the above fable. The 90th Chapter of what is known as The Gospel of the Nazirenes preserves this higher reality that plagues organic physical man: “The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them. Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all.”
Like the blind men, what is presented in the above Gospel quotation is the reality that by Law, different men perceive the same truth differently — and that each perception of the one truth is both valid, and fragmented. And in understanding the Laws and their effects upon organic man, the Deist framers of the Constitution insured that each position based upon each individual man’s perception, was protected. Our Constitutional framers understood that because each man’s perception, understanding and mind is segmented — and that in his organic natural condition, each man is only able to see mental forms and allegorical symbols (see above The Allusions Of The Forms Of Matter) that have been impressed into the images of nature — that each individual man’s perception is not only representative of a valid perspective even though it is different than that of other men — but that each man’s fragmented perspective is an integral part of the Whole. But because each man’s perception and understanding is a fragment of the whole, few men possess the intelligent perception to realize the fact that his rational linear reasoning is totally insufficient to evaluate what his very limited perception and organic consciousness is presenting to him. And it was the realization of this reality that organic man was inherently blind to by virtue of the limitations of his physical senses and consciousness, that was expressed in the shock of Einstein (see Science Proves Religion) when he stated: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”. In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” Which confirms what Einstein wrote in analysis that “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics) — and the words of physicist Walter Thirring who wrote that modern physics “…has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context. It has taken our gaze from the visible – the particles – to the underlying entity, the field. The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field” (Urbausteine der Materie).
What this means is that only the Mystic who has endeavored to consciously develop his latent intuitive spheres of mind, possesses the ability to observe and comprehend what man’s very fragmented linear-rational (intellectual) thinking is totally blind to — which enables the Mystic alone to perceive the source and underlying causes in the Etheric Field that is the source of what man perceives in the forms of matter. Thus, Mystics have long warned mankind that the reality of this world of appearances is not at all what is seems to be through the perception of man’s physical eyes and senses — i.e., that there is a great deal more that man’s senses and perception cannot detect or even imagine. And this same enigma of the limits of man’s physical senses was noted by Albert Einstein who concluded with respect to man’s dilemma when he stated: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” And what the Mystic has warned is that because man’s religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions “…have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift” — thus, blinding mankind to the underlying cause of all that man sees and experiences in this world, man remains perpetually lost and blind in what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness”of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — or what the philosopher portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of Plato’s Cave (see Cave) .
When properly and factually understood, there is absolutely no difference between the findings of the enlightened scientist, the original disciples of Jesus, the Apostle Paul who attempted to warn organic man of his inherent blindness to his own higher soul-reality ( see Mystery), and the enlightened Mystic — except, perhaps, the key word enlightened. But the very word enlightened raises the crucial question as to how one even becomes enlightened? Certainly not by disputing others over opinions based upon very fragmented and limited perceptions of truths that are incomprehensible to the natural organic mind of man. With great wisdom and vision Einstein stated “Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” But since the vast majority of modern scientists who develop only the linear-intellect and totally discard the intuitive, in their blindness they reject even the existence of the invisible — resulting in the fact that the scientific community has rendered itself impotent with respect to any real depth of perception and understanding. Paul conveyed the exact same message to the congregation of believers that Einstein stated in the above words: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor 4:18 KJV). Which means that we first must recognize not only that the unseen which is the source of what we see exists, but also that be can develop the ability to see what organic man is blind to.
When Paul wrote that “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…” (Col 2:8 NIV) — he was making reference to philosophies, human traditions and basic principles that were founded upon a linear-logic perception and understanding of this world. When Paul warned that the wisdom of this world comes to naught, it was because of the blind illusion of man’s linear-logic that causes him to arrive at defective assumptions. When the scriptures warn that “There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov 14:12) — once again this warning is based upon the illusions of man’s comprehension based upon his dismissal of the intuitive and almost sole reliance on intellectual linear-logic.
When Paul stated to the congregations that they should “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5 NIV) — what he was stating was to be totally conscious of the thoughts which are in fact controlled by the Law of Octaves, to insure that the thoughts generated make an inner connection between the disciples lower earthly nature as manifest in the body-vessel, and their higher spiritual nature that organic man is blind and oblivious to. The developing of the mind through the capturing of one’s own thoughts, is the basis for the warning of Jesus in the Gospels: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36 KJV). And that one must overcome the Laws working in the body is the reason it is written in the Epistle of James: “…bridle the whole body” (James 3:2 KJV). While this may appear totally alien from the perspective of the modern Christian who fully indulges in the unbounded excesses of our present-day cultural lifestyle, the Apostle Paul confirmed the validity of these words from a New Covenant perspective when he wrote of the necessity to “…beat my body and make it my slave…” (1 Cor 9:27 NIV). Moreover, when Paul stated that salvation is by faith over the ritual works of the Law of Moses, the reality that faith meant an entirely different thing to the Apostle Paul than what is being preached from our pulpits today, can be seen in Paul’s commandment to all who would call themselves a Christian to “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV). If the congregation of believers could simply have faith, without living a Consecrated Life set apart from the thinking and lifestyle of the people of this world, then Paul would not have warned the believers of the simple-faith that: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). To mortify the deeds of the body takes work — a great amount of work — and this work cannot be accomplished through a static faith. The problem is that these biblical commandments have absolutely nothing in common with the doctrine of faith that was developed by Martin Luther in the Middle-ages. In later chapters I will explore the effect of our modern sexualized culture and its devastating effects upon men and women — which was also warned by Paul in the full statement at Col 3:5 where he writes: “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” In most instances the effects of our modern culture totally inhibit the person from overcoming the Law of Octaves in their body-mind.