The ‘Toilet Philosophy’
Dr. Robins’ observations are beyond mere intuition, they include an attunement with what Bucky Fuller called Synergistics; there is so much for mankind and modern science to learn about what shamans and/or Druids knew and created. We are all lulled into a sense of security when we proclaim our science or five senses provide fullest inspection available. It is all so wrapped up in psychology of ego. There was a Harvard study that concluded we only get one third of our wisdom or knowledge through linear logical processes, some years ago. I will return again and again to eloquence of this MAN, so ‘open’, that he can see chasm between myths of science and reality of legend. Hopefully we will collectively enable each other to join him across bridge that fords this chasm. We can overthrow ‘Toilet Philosophy’.
Throughout our total cultural history man has sought to order and make sense out of chaos that creative integration of energy and consciousness allows. How many times has some small magic or replicability encouraged even wisest adepts among us to imagine they can control nature? This nature that ancients knew was God is a powerful and deeply connected force throughout universe according to boiled down interpretation of all things man calls religion or cults. Mircae Eliade is a great scholar who knows all religions and systems on face of earth as well as any other soul hereon. He has written numerous books on subject and like most attendees of Eranos Conferences I respect him a great deal. Here is a brief insight comparing two of most creative and adept ways that man has yet developed.
“…both Tantrist and alchemist strive to dominate ‘matter’. They do not withdraw from world as do ascetic and metaphysician, but dream of conquering it and changing its ontological regime. In short, there is good ground for seeing in tantric ‘sâdhana’, and in work of alchemist, parallel efforts to free themselves from laws of Time, to ‘decondition’ their existence and gain absolute freedom.
The transmutation of metals may be ranged among those ‘freedoms’ which alchemist succeeds in enjoying: he intervenes actively in processes of Nature (‘prakrti’) and in a sense it could be said that he collaborates in its ‘redemption’. (Biblio: This term has not, of course, same significance as it has in Christian theology.)” (1)
Roger Bacon was a good alchemist and monk who spent some time in a dungeon for his efforts to bring Christianity out of Dark Ages and back to Nature (‘prakrti’). He is like a lot of adepts in that he chose to dare and be courageous enough to risk his life for cause of human emancipation. It is known to them all that they could join paradigm and do very well, if they keep their mouths shut. Ignorance after all, may be bliss – but as Greek sage did say, it is not blissful to be ignorant. The fullness of bliss comes most when God is harmonizing and things fit Divine Purpose. That is a very biased way of saying what creative utilization and intelligent design does contemplate, but it is good enough to describe what I hope can occur.