The Law of Sympathy, which means that the inner and outer worlds are connected, is an idea that has been handed down through the ages. The ancients believed that the inner realm could be influenced by outer actions and that the outer realm could be influenced by inner beliefs and practices. This is true to some extent. It is possible to change the inner psyche by prayer and other spiritual practices. However, it is not true when mystical truths are used to influence the physical realm.
The only thing spiritual practice can change is the mindset and the spiritual essence of the person who completes the practices.
All spiritual practice and attainments are described through metaphor. The scriptures tell us that when the Passion or Kundalini is awakened for the first time it feels like an earthquake or being run over by the four horsemen of the apocalypse, which is equivalent to today’s freight train. But, not every earthquake is an unveiling. In the physical realm, earthquakes are colossal events caused by the shifting of the continental plates. They are a natural occurrence due to the dynamics of a molten layer of rock that is between the crust and the solid iron core. They are devastating to people and property. An earthquake not a message declaring God’s anger, it is a signal to volcanic and seismic activity in the region and to move to a safer location.
Please, Please, DO NOT stand on a railroad track thinking that you will become enlightened when the train hits you! While it is a valid way to meet Jesus, the reality is that death of the flesh by this means is psychotic and suicidal. This is the thinking of all of Dan Brown’s malevolent characters. The most confused being the guy who tattoos himself with Masonic symbols in the Lost Symbol. That guy who is using symbols is truly lost. The Gospel of Judas follows this same line of thinking. The truths it contains are valid in the metaphorical world, but are quite psychotic when acted upon in the physical realm. The ancients knew that people could get the wrong idea as to its meaning. The Children of Kali in India throughout he 1800’s are reported to have killed over one million people before the British government was able to eradicate the cult. No society wants a bunch of people running around killing people thinking that they are releasing people to a higher plain of existence. So the church fathers purposely squelched this gospel from the public domain.
Lets walk through a sample of the logic the ancients practiced.
Fact: From a mystical standpoint a Virgin is one who is filled with Grace or the water that falls from Father Sky.
Fact: Lava is stopped by water or rain that falls from the sky.
Conclusion: That means if we sacrifice a virgin, then the water that fills her will flow out and stop the lava. This is the logic the ancients followed. This is superstition.
Fact: From a mystical point of view the rising of Passion or Kundalini, which is metaphorically called “The Blood,” nourishes the Gods who live up in Heaven.
Fact: Animals and humans contain blood that can be harvested to feed the Gods.
Conclusion: That means if we sacrifice animals or humans then we can feed the Gods so they will favor our needs and wishes. The more individuals we kill, the happier the Gods will be. The better the specimen used in sacrifice, the greater will be the reward. This is why only the purest of beasts and the most noble or the most innocent of humans were sacrificed.
Both of these examples demonstrate the logic of the ancients. For a people who considered everything from a spiritual standpoint, these practices made perfect sense. However, science has uncovered the truth of volcanoes, comets, and earthquakes. Such ideas would be considered superstition today.
Yet, the misunderstanding of metaphor continues to this day! Terrorists instigate attacks or mass suicides that are meant to bring on the apocalypse. When spiritual mysticism is mixed and matched with physical reality a tragic loss of life is created. Religion has been turned into something that either scares people into submission or makes cultures do unspeakable cruelty. (A virgin is not going stop the volcano from erupting. I know that she is filled with water from Father Sky, but there is a big difference between physical reality and metaphorical mysticism.)
There are very few spiritual leaders who really know what they are doing. I have to sit on the side of the ancient prophets like Ezekiel who states:
You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you kill those who should not die, and have spared those who should not live.
There is a bunch of crazy business being touted as spiritual. Yet, all it does is create fear and destroys the possibility that a majority of the people will develop the ability to see creation’s inherent beauty.