Month: April 2007

Lesson 5 in Gnosticism: The Dimensions

As transcribed to me by a teacher of the mystic arts.

Today we will talk about some of the different dimensions that exist in the universe. The dimensions exist everywhere at the same time, without getting mixed. They are of different “density” with the Physical dimension having the biggest density, the crudest matter. All of the dimensions can be visited using special techniques. This subject is only trying to give a brief overlook, so details will be skipped.

*1.* The Physical world. It is called the third dimension, because it
is the base of the three dimensions, Length, Height and Width.
There are 48 different divine Laws that control every physical
object, such as gravity and distance.

*2.* The Vital world. Time has its base in this dimension. If we look
at the famous Bermuda Triangle, it is to this dimension the
missing objects and people go. Flying is possible there, so one
could take the physical body up in the Vital dimension, and there
transport the physical body great distances, and then finally
return to the physical world, on a totally different place. This
is a popular way of transport by Black Magicians, or Black Jinas.
From this comes the old “Witches can fly”. However, White Jinas
use this method as well. There is a higher and a lower part of the
Vital world. Normally the lower part is visited. There are 36
divine Laws that control this dimension.

Simon Boses Interview

Excommunicate is proud to present artist Simon Boses. Simon Boses primary medium is sculpture, his pieces depict seemingly light hearted, comical sculpture. Like most things there is more to his work than meets the eye. His work is far more involving than initial appearances and we had the opportunity to interview him. Before we begin the interview we just want to thank Simon once again for taking the time out to do this.

*JackDirt: Have you always been artistic or did that come later in life? Did you have any formal artistic training?*

*Simon Boses:* I was constantly in trouble for drawing in school. I’ve been drawing or sculpting in one form or another for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents are artistic (although neither pursued art as a career) so they have always been very supportive. As a kid/teen I took a variety of lessons/classes in drawing, painting and sculpting. Eventually I got into a local magnet school for art. This in turn led me to art school. I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1997 with a BFA (General Sculptural Studies Major).

*JD: Can you describe your creative and technical process for us?*

*SB:* Putting my creative process into words is a bit like describing the shape of the wind – I can take a stab at it, but it’s easier to describe the effect of the thing than the thing itself.

The linchpin of my creative process would have to be the shower. It’s where I get to re-examine the day and ask myself how my experiences reflect on what it means to be human. This always leads to more ideas than I can put on paper. Luckily I have a deep seated compulsion to fill blank books with drawings so I do manage to record quite a few of them.

I’ve been lucky enough in my life so far to have experienced very few days that I wake up without any “ideas” for work. Most days start with flipping through a sketchbook to find something interesting. The most challenging step is moving an idea from a 2D world to one where it has to…

Lesson 4 in Gnosticism: Consciousness and the Self

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THE THREE FACTORS IN THE REVOLUTION OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS

The work that one must do to become self-realized, can be summarized by the three factors, Death, Birth and Sacrifice for Mankind. It is not enough to work with one factor, or even two factors. To be successful one must perform them all.

1. DEATH is the name of the work of eliminating the Egos so that we can liberate our captured essence. “One must die to be born again”

2. BIRTH is the name of working with Sexual Alchemy. The Practice of White Tantrism to create the higher “Solar Bodies”. This is practiced with the same partner throughout a life-time, and it is essential that it is a partner of the opposite sex. White Tantra is a specific form of sexual intercourse without spilling the sexual energies (i.e. having orgasm).

3. SACRIFICE FOR MANKIND is there because we mustn’t be egoistic in our work. If we keep that which we have learned (by experience) to ourselves we cannot become self-realized. The Third Factor tells us that we must offer, not preach, to others what we know. We must never break the law of the free will. It is of course absolutely essential that we do not charge money for any of this. No true teachers have ever taken money for what they teach.

THE SEVEN CENTRES IN THE HUMAN MACHINE

This subject is for us to better understand how the Essence and the Egos manifest themselves through our body. There are seven different centers in the human body, all working with their own specific energy, and dealing with specific aspects of our life. The centers are:

The Ten Commandments of Freemasonry

I. God is the Eternal, Omnipotent, Immutable WISDOM and Supreme INTELLIGENCE and Exhaustless Love. Thou shalt adore, revere, and love Him! Thou shalt honour Him by practising the virtues!

II. Thy religion shall be, to do good because it is a pleasure to thee, and not merely because it is a duty. That thou mayest become the friend of the wise man, thou shalt obey his precepts ! Thy soul is immortal ! Thou shalt do nothing to degrade it !

III. Thou shalt unceasingly war against vice! Thou shalt not do unto others that which thou wouldst not wish them to do unto thee ! Thou shalt be submissive to thy fortunes, and keep burning the light of wisdom !

IV. Thou shalt honour thy parents ! Thou shalt pay respect and homage to the aged! Thou shalt instruct the young! Thou shalt protect and defend infancy and innocence !

V. Thou shalt cherish thy wife and thy children! Thou shalt love thy country, and obey its laws!