Let us leave the degenerate humans, see ’’THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME 11’’. Writing that post was particularly depressing; it was like wriggling in mud in a white garment just to demonstrate how baleful or messy mud can be. You are plastered with mud and almost choked by the poisonous fumes stirred up by your action. In such situations breathing becomes a nightmare. Let us step into some fresh air!
Today we are following the primitive man on his path of spiritual awakening! People, here and there, are finding it difficult to come to terms with life in the community: a priest is yet to settle down after a blood chilling ritual, his head still swoons over the cries of the men hacked down for sacrifice. A woman sits by the fireside musing: why are we subjected to the whims and caprices of the menfolk? Why are we treated as sub-humans, only to be seen and not heard? A man who barely survived a raid by a neighboring community is green with hate while licking his wounds.
Anger, disgust, natural disaster, communal clashes, sickness, accidents and even positive impulses like love and care for a relative, all seem to nudge the people to seek something better. Their childlike and unassuming wishes rise like prayers, like petitions and therefore find connection with luminous homogenous centers and energies in the universe and cannot fail to return to them as the originators with blessings.
Working in the manner of a leaven, the blessings gradually strengthened their good volition and lightened their ethereal environment; attracted better souls to incarnate among them, while their fear of demons and other negative propensities weakened more and more. Gifted ones in the community began to see friendly entities like the elemental beings and, amazed by the love, peace and joy flowing from the beings, the mediums concluded that the elementals were the highest Essence in existence and therefore must the real gods.
You can then understand that, with time, they simply migrated from demon-worship to elemental-worship. The people followed suit because, this was what they were told about the beyond; this was their new conviction, their new realities and new anchorage for their faith.
Those who could not flow with the new faith were regarded as backward, and unprogressive. The unprogressive (particularly, the priests who stood to lose out in the new dispensation) on the other hand, regarded the so called progressives as infidels and betrayers of their fore fathers. This sometimes drew bitter emotional and physical struggles and consequent separation and formation of new communities and settlements.
As the spirits awakened more and more, they were able to see and perceive further layers of Creation. They were able to penetrate through the worlds of matter (which include the ethereal) up to the very heights of the animistic realms. Here they encountered more magnificent and enchanting entities and situations.
By reaching out to these higher realms the human spirits were thereby open to more luminous Light Streams and power, and drew so much help and enlightenment. This was reflected on earth by the dramatic improvements in humanity’s life styles, skills and sense of justice. This was the era when mankind refined his culture and civilization, built great picturesque cities and monumental structures, composed classic music and poetry, instituted the great citadels of learning and monasteries, etc. It was as if the Golden Age was back; refined and wide spread!
The Romans and the Greeks were among the firsts to reach this age. They were able to see, feel and hear the Lords of the Elementals and of the Elements! A few mediums and clairvoyants among them even had an intimate relationship with these Rulers of the elements. Without doubt, the mediums were highly fascinated by the great Leaders and in devout earnestness regarded them and their habitation as the highest beings and realms in existence. They therefore regarded the Elemental Rulers as gods and called their impregnable fastness, Olympus and Valhalla.
Not the peoples mentioned above, only! Other peoples got to similar states of awareness in their own time and at their own pace. The Hindus for instance, not only had a god for every aspect of human endeavor, but also a hierarchy of semi-gods, demi-gods, gods and goddesses all the way up. Nor did every race make it to this state of awakening! Some races or sections of races stagnated in the worlds of matter and even continue in the fear and worship of demons, phantoms and other base forces to this age, or until the latter-day orthodox religions swept away their convictions and beliefs.
The simple lesson to draw from our discussion today is: The various religious cults that have existed throughout the history of mankind up till today are true reflections of sections of life in the beyond. They are not phantasies or figments of the imagination rather, they indicate sections of non-physical life; unless they have been corrupted and rubbished by rogues, impostors and mercenary opportunists. But then, which profession does not have such miscreants or do we judge the integrity of any profession by the activities of miscreants?
This is also instructive for all missionary work of the future. The missionaries should first acknowledge that the gods of their converts really exist. They should explain that the beings came into existence through the Will of the Almighty and placed in Creation for beneficial purposes. They should then gradually lead the converts to the next level of consciousness and not straight on to the high concept of Divinity as if the lower realms of Creation do not exist. The process should be painstaking, leading from one step of conviction to the next immediate one; not based on the so-called automatic conversion, much less on manipulation, coercion or any form of violence. He who does not have the patience, the ability and the calling for such extremely serious work should refrain from it. He thereby spares his soul as well those of his converts so much anguish!
Most missionary work of today only produce hybrid believers! Believers who anchor their tap roots in the new faith, but still sink countless smaller roots in their old gods and beliefs.