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If you bring forth that which is inside you,
That Holy Spirit which is inside you will save you

Holy Spirit - The Inner Divine Power

The Search for Understanding has led Man on many paths of Self Discovery which all end up with the seeker facing the "Fiery Sword" - the fruits of this self-judgment which separate personality self from the Bounty of Self - the Garden of Eden, Camelot, Shamballa, Nirvana, Atman ...

The Biblical Story tells us how Man was banished from the Garden of Eden by the judgment he placed upon himself for eating of the Tree of Knowledge rather than The Tree of Life.

One Energy - many names

One of the goals of my work has been to find a common language to bridge the gap between the jargon of biology and psychology and the mystical terms of spirituality and religion. I have found that, in most cases we are all talking about much the same thing in much the same language, but the general public is getting lost in the vocabulary. Thus I have adopted "a plain man's plain speak" in my attempt to find a common language.

The Secret

In every culture and in every time, knowledge of Divine Power dwelling in each human being has been a closely guarded secret.

The First People knew no sickness. Not until separation entered the world did people get sick in the body or head. It was then the medicine man or Shaman, knowing how man was constructed, could tell what was wrong with a person by examining the "energy centers" of the body. 

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Holy Spirit: Traditions, Myths and Legends

Almost all religions or spiritual traditions speak of this Inner Power in some form or other. Although the names used to describe it may be different and, although the symbols used to invoke it vary somewhat from culture to culture, the experience of one's "Intrinsic Life-Force" or Holy Spirit is a Universal phenomenon which has been experienced in all places and at all times from the most ancient Dream Time symbol of the Rainbow Serpent.

Traditionally, the knowledge of this inner energy has been a closely guarded secret, revealed by the Master to only a few close and select initiates. It tends to be spoken of in veiled symbolic language, if it is spoken of at all.

The Hindus call it Kundalini. The Japanese call it "ki", the Chinese "chi" and in Christianity, it is known as "The Holy Spirit". In Mexico, what Christians term The Holy Spirit was worshiped as the serpent-god "Quetzalcoatl"; the Kung people of the Kalahari called this same power "n/um". Communion with it is the essence of the waft and weave of the Sacred Tantra of the Tibetan Tradition and the realization of the Toltec nagual in touch with his Dreamer.

The American Indians know all about the energy that is awakened at the base of the spine and rises to the top of the head, but it is regarded as so sacred that they are forbidden even to pronounce its name.

The Hopis believe that each human being is created in the image of "Spirit" but that the door at the top of the head closes and man falls from communion into the uninhibited expression of his own selfish will (The mark of "The Beast"). Man must then begin the slow climb back upward until the door at the crown of the head finally reopens and he emerges back into the Wholeness of Creation.

The Kung believe that "n/um" is not a physical substance, but is the instead vital energy or power, a kind of supernatural potency. They describe trance by saying it feels as though they have a hole their heads, perhaps two inches wide, which extends like an empty column down the spine.

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Symbols of the Holy Spirit

One finds symbols of this energy in myths and legends. Mercury’s serpent is an alchemical symbol for the process of metamorphosis. The Gnostics understood the serpent to represent the spinal cord. In ancient Greek and, later Roman mythology, we find Asclepius, the god of healing seen holding a staff which is entwined with a serpent (or sometimes two).

For the Greeks - and modern Medicine, the staff represents the central support of the human body or spinal cord of the Central Nervous System symbolized as the physical location of the Hindu Sushumna.

In Rome, Aescaluius represented the messenger Mercury who usually held a healing staff called the Caduceus. The one or two coiled snakes or serpents entwined around the staff, represent the energy of the Tree of Life itself which rises along the central subtle channel in a spiral double helical movement corresponding to the interplay between the Conception and Governing Meridians of Ancient Chinese Acupuncture.

Buddha spoke of the "middle path" to achieve nirvana as he described the central channel (sushumna) through which this Essence ascends. Later Buddhist masters considered that the existence of the path of liberation within a human being was the greatest secret which was only to be transmitted to a few "deserving" disciples. 

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The Holy Spirit and Western Tradition

In the West, the knowledge of this Holy Spirit or Divine Energy of Liberation has been transmitted by the esoteric or mystical branches of all of the great religious traditions. The knowledge is present in the mystery religions of ancient Egypt; in the teachings of both the Gnostic and Neoplatonic traditions; in the Kabalistic traditions of Judaism; and in the personal testaments of great Christian mystics like St. Teresa, John of the Cross and St. Augustin.

The "Gnostic Gospels" say there is in everyone a Divine Power existing in a latent condition. This, the root of the universe, is One Power divided above and below, generating itself, making itself grow, seeking itself, finding itself, being mother of itself, father of itself, sister of itself, spouse of itself, daughter of itself. That infinite power exists in two modes one actual, the other potential.

‘The Kingdom of God is within you’ (Luke 17:21).

Various secret societies or "brotherhoods" -- such as the Rosicrucians, the medieval alchemists and the Freemasons -- have sprung up specifically to pass on the knowledge of this Essence to a few select initiates.

The Masons speak of the Spirit Fire, that rises through the spinal column. The Masonic science of human transformation consists of moving the Spirit Fire up through 32 (the number of vertebrae) degrees, or segments of the spinal column, whereupon it enters the skull.

The Poet-Saints of all traditions have written & sung of classical experiences of the energy of the Tree of Life. One of these poets was Kabir ..

Lightning flashes without any clouds.
There is no sun, but there is radiant light.
The Pearl in that realm forms without a shell.

There is no sound and yet, the Word resounds.
All light is put to shame by the Lord's bright radiance.
The indestructible, unfathomable lies beyond. 

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Consciousness and Matter

The predicament of most human beings, according to the Cabbala, is to identify with Consciousness trapped in matter. Through intense prayer, meditation and a repetition of sacred syllables, these buried sparks of Man's Consciousness can be fanned into a blazing Fire and liberated from their imprisonment in the darkness of ignorance. Man's Consciousness can be raised until it rests in the crown from whence the "mystic" attains ecstatic visions and realizes his own Divine nature.

The transformation from matter, or darkness, to light and "spirit" is universally acknowledged as the task of the Holy Spirit, Kundalini, the Divine Consciousness or Whole-E "Serpent Power" - the Essence of the Tree of Life that resides within us.

The strength of the Inner Holy Spirit Energy of Wholeness - the "Whole-E Spirit" is what allows us to expand infinitely so that we can see the whole Universe within our own Self. Then, we no longer remain a limited, bound creature as we achieve total union with Universal Consciousness, to stand self reliant unshakeable and inviolate in the innocence of our integrity.

The Holy Spirit, "Inner Whole-E Spirit" is there to nourish, to heal and look after and to give an individual a higher and deeper individuality. The manifested power is absolute purity, auspiciousness, chastity, self respect, pure love, detachment, concern for others and enlightened attention to give infinite joy and peace to an individual.

This, your Birthright, is the energy of the Spontaneous Spiritual Emergence.

In the words of the one we know as Jesus ..
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even as the son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life"

"Holy Spirit - the Inner Divine Power" was written, published and © by Transpersonal LifeStreams®, Tasmania, Australia. The URL's of this page are http://www.anunda.com/enlightenment/divine.htm and http://www.lifestreams.com.au/enlightenment/divine.htm

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