Eldon on Tantra etc.
Oct 25, 1995 07:05 AM
by Keith Price
Reading quickly through the last theos-l digest 132, I was struck by several who
struck a resonant echoing chord of something I have been thinking about.
Eldon discussed Tantricism in a way to suggest (I think, without requoting)
something like Tantra allows for the insight that the seven planes and the
lengthy discussion about them end with the transparency of all to consciousness.
Thus lowest spirit and highest matter meet and perculate, so to speak in man,
and his various level of consciousness.
I am still concerned with a special type of consciousness currently called lucid
dreaming. I have again had several significant, to me, dreams whereby I
experimented with trying to walk through a wall in a lucid dream, LD. The wall
was very solid and resistant, not like in a Hollywood ghost story!. Yet art on
the wall seemed to go back and forth like optical illusions, you know the
uglywitch/beautiful lady is a famous one. So the dream world can be stable and
unstable. Maya exists on all levels. One might think of the uncertainty
principle as a type of bigtime Maya for the physical scientists.
Art is a special type of existense that is not real as object or unreal as
dream, but shares a certain quality of both. Some time back I brought up the
idea that the reason Blavatsky talked so little about art is that she was afraid
the scientific minds of the time might dismiss her work as "mere art". Perhaps
her views on dreaming, or lack of them, suggest a similar possible fear, that is
the SD could be a "mere dream". Of course today we might drop the "mere" and
put "real" in the since of valueable on many levels! The tantric world sees
dream states as almost more real or revealing as the physical world.
I think much of the discussion of the Masters, seems a mirror game also. The
Masters can be seen on many levels- archetypal, real ordinary historical figures
(P.Johnson's work) or special entities a la ETs.
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