Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 11  Num. 52
                     ("Quid coniuratio est?")


In the ninth century, Pope Nicholas I declared that "man was no longer to be considered as a trichotomy of Spirit, Soul and Body." [1] The Papal See denied "the very existence of the Individual Human Spirit, declaring man to be but body and soul and relegating the personal spirit to the lowly estate of a mere 'intellectual quality' within the soul itself. In this way the spiritual initiative of Western Man was confined to the prison of three-dimensional awareness of the sense world, and the Dogmas of the Roman Church became the only recognized source of revelation." [2] Before, the individual had been deemed capable of finding answers from "within." Pope Nicholases ruling re-defined the situation: the Roman Church stood as intermediary between God and man; it told man what God said; the Church became the middleman between man and God. (Today's middleman is the "expert," who is supposedly more qualified to think. The "expert" is intermediary between Truth and the individual -- =but the individual allows this to happen=.)

It can be seen how the new definition of God's relationship to man just so happened to put the Roman Church in an extremely powerful position. ("God says do this. God says do that.") Opposing Nicholases dethronement of the individual human spirit was "Grail Christianity." The word "Grail" comes from "graduale," meaning "gradually" or "step by step." The "search for the Grail" denoted an initiation process which gradually developed the inner life. The process involved "the awakening of a dullard from an unthinking stupor." [3]

Pope Nicholases ninth-century declaration "brought about man's scepticism regarding the spiritual validity of thinking... From thence forward, because Spirit had been relegated to a mere shadowy intellectual quality in the soul, thinking was no longer trusted as a means to truth." [4]

It has probably happened to you that first, you thought about some problem, then later, "out of nowhere," the answer to the problem suddenly "came to you." You have been led to presume that such answers originate in a mysterious area of your material brain called "The Unconscious." This "Unconscious," presumably nothing more than a "mode of matter in motion," nonetheless delivers startlingly original ideas. "Where do you come up with these ideas?" I am sometimes asked. (Maybe you also have been asked such a question.) My answer is that the ideas come from "someplace else." By "someplace else" is not meant "modes of matter in motion" located in the Unconscious MysteryLand. My "MysteryLand" exists in either a different plane or different dimension.

Thinking is a telepathic transmission to "someplace else." When you suddenly "get an idea," that is a telepathic reception from "someplace else." Beware however that not all telepathic receptions are necessarily to be trusted. An idea that "pops into your head" may or may not turn out to be true. If you consult with other "thinkers" (transmitters) -- either through conversation or the written word -- and they also corroborate your "thoughts" (receptions), then you are on more solid ground.

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[1] The Spear Of Destiny by Trevor Ravenscroft. ISBN: 0-87728-547-0.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.

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