MAKE THIS BLOG INTO A BOOK? “An unescapable passion?”

 

I wrote this plea for help to a wise, experienced, thinking friend:

I’m still having problems with the proposed book on the Blog’s findings.

I’ve come to the conclusion that as the experiences I had were spontaneous, they can’t be evangelised by humans, can’t be passed on.

In my experience there seems to be some nonhuman selection of mystics in play that’s  impregnable to all interference with its intent.

So this is why I “know” I’m not a teacher or Master. There seems to be no need for that, especially as I’m a Contemplative and Quietist*, (through no persuasion of my own on either subject).

I now also know much of the ancient eastern literature supports this position (though it would make no difference to me if it didn’t, owing to the strength of my experiences of M.E.R).

Some modern writings support the notion of gurus but not on any evidence that I know from my own M.E.R.

I also “know” the human race is not the be all and end all of Reality. I see that even some scientists agree about that.

Some Sufi experience also reveals that humans are merely in process along a path of evolution to become pure spirit. Presumably the human race will then become extinct.

So, here’s my dilemma: why write a book about M.E.R? The process seems to be satisfactorily in play – all is well. Why should I interfere even if I could?

May I ask what your mind tells you?

*  Quietism:  A requirement to withdraw from all human effort and practice passive contemplation of Reality.

All the best.

K.

My friend replied:

“Well, you have to want to do it, not feel that you should.

“It has been a dominant part of your psyche for most of your years, so it is understandable that you would seek to express for others your thoughts and experiences.

“A doorway to a book might be the very thing that’s causing this angst: the coming to terms with M.E.R.**

There’s a story there, the tale of how you discovered this essence of your being, the  acceptance — and possible initial rejection — of this phenomenon. Your intellectual travels with it: a metaphorical briefcase into which you were compelled to peek and the slamming shut of the lid, in consternation, fascination and, perhaps, even fear.

“And then, eagerly opening it and breathing in its alien odour. A book which offers insight and dwells as well on the skepticism and wonder expressed by those few to whom you explained what may have been unexplainable.

“And your attempts to articulate its mystery — to yourself, and occasionally to others.

“It’s like a love tale with all the travails and joys that accompany the embrace of an unescapable passion..”

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HUMAN SPIRITUALITY OR REAL SPIRITUALITY?

Much of the uses of the word “spiritual” are not about the real spirit that permeates all existence, human or otherwise. The use of “spiritual” is only about the human spirit; emotion, imagination, hope, faith and belief, morality, ethics and mythomanic theology. All this is mind-stuff, superficial, ephemeral and not spiritual in the fullest sense.

This common use of the word implies the Spirit of Reality exists solely for mankind when it is far beyond any human to even imagine.

Spirituality is not about being better humans, though being a better human is a by-product of the Real thing, and is automatic, axiomatic.

Real spirituality is far above these false gods, even” God”. Real spirituality lies in the Experience of the Reality in which all things, even humans,  live and have their being, as even some of the religions have repeated from their founders’ experience but without understanding.

True Seekers will steadfastly plough past the mind stuff of myth, dogma, falsification, magic and phenomena to the ever higher states to which true Seekers will always be drawn. All the rest, as scholars and even scientists are beginning to discover, is false.

Humans are being drawn to an understanding of the Reality mystics have already experienced.

In the meantime, the rest can pray (meditate and contemplate), read, and be patient. Writing is important too. It has been said that you cannot really know everything you’re capable of knowing until you write.

There are no failures.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

A new Blog for those who have experienced Reality and are coming to terms with it, as well as for scholars and scientists and those others who are studying the phenomenon.

I am a mystic, a contemplative and a quietist. I had spontaneous experiences of what I call “Ultimate Reality” from the age of about 15 to 35. I have been absorbing the subject by osmosis ever since, as well as by prodigious reading on as many known aspects of the subject as I have been able to find.

Before that I was a hapless members of the Church of England. Afterwards,  I was a deliberate Quaker for many years, then passing a year’s observances, was initiated into a Sufi Knowledge School.

Consequently, though I am of no religion I was accepted and dubbed a “Contemplative” after a tailored personal version of the long and rigorous Jesuit course on “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola” under a strict Father Director. Ever since, I have lived a life of conflict between this Calling and the duties and responsibilities of earning a living, marrying, and being a father in a demanding human environment, despite being alienated from humanity to some extent.

So what this Blog is about is reaching out to those who have been taken through the obscuring veils of normal human experience into the Reality of Existence, also to scholars, and those who are studying the phenomenon seriously.

I also hope this will reassure those who are keeping their heads down as suggested in Dr Marsha Sinetar’s book, Ordinary People as Mystics and Monks, that they are not alone, not psychotic, and might be precursors of what the human race is going to be.

So join in with your comments. Don’t use your real name if you’re diffident about coming out. Those who share the Experience will recognize your authenticity.

Keith Hancock

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MYSTICS AND HUMOUR?

A correspondent suggested I need humour in the Blog, and this is what I replied. I thought it might amuse you:

“Good words and thoughts to go by. But my Blog is aimed not only at those who have had the Experience of Reality, but those who study it, scholars and scholarly readers.

Scholars are a very sensitive lot, with strict thinking disciplines and presentations. Humour has to be very carefully used, in case the humourist is labelled, “flippant”. Humour is best avoided by ​”noobies” in any context scholars consider to be their domain. This is an ironic state of affairs because those who have had the Experience are noted for their profound sense of humour; they take human affairs very lightly and the presence of their like has been noted in the appointment in the courts of the wise as “jesters”. Very often they are great personal advisors to emperors and kings, even presidents. Nevertheless, the truth when wrapped in “flippancy” can be even more cause for offence to those who are tenured to take the human condition seriously.

Good point though, many thanks.”

Keith.

What’s It All About?

I am a mystic, a contemplative and a quietist. I had spontaneous experiences of what I call “Ultimate Reality” from the age of about 15 to 35. I have been absorbing the subject by osmosis ever since, as well as by prodigious reading on as many known aspects of the subject as I have been able to find.

Before that I was a hapless members of the Church of England. Afterwards,  I was a deliberate Quaker for many years, then passing a year’s observances, was initiated into a Sufi Knowledge School.

Consequently, though I am of no religion I was accepted and dubbed a “Contemplative” after a tailored personal version of the long and rigorous Jesuit course on “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola” under a strict Father Director. Ever since, I have lived a life of conflict between this Calling and the duties and responsibilities of earning a living, marrying, and being a father in a demanding human environment, despite being alienated from humanity to some extent.

So what this Blog is about is reaching out to those who have been taken through the obscuring veils of normal human experience into the Reality of Existence, also to scholars, and those who are studying the phenomenon seriously.

I also hope this will reassure those who are keeping their heads down as suggested in Dr Marsha Sinetar’s book, Ordinary People as Mystics and Monks, that they are not alone, not psychotic, and might be precursors of what the human race is going to be.

So join in with your comments. Don’t use your real name if you’re diffident about coming out. Those who share the Experience will recognize your authenticity.

Keith Hancock

Please click on FOLLOW for updates on postings and comments.