Those, who have kept the most basic self-preservation drive do not have such dilema but for the rest there is a rational way to create an alternative opinion, based on one’s logic and undisputable professional facts like the composition of vaccines. Alphabetically first – Covid 19 AstraZeneka:
STATEMENT OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S) One dose (0.5 ml) contains not less than 2.5 × 108 infectious units
ethanol, sucrose, sodium chloride, disodium edetate (dihydrate), water for injections.
PHARMACEUTICAL FORM AND CONTENTS Suspension for injection 10 multidose vials (8 doses per vial – 0.5ml per dose) 4 ml
METHOD AND ROUTE(S) O
Possible side effects Like all medicines, this vaccine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this package leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. Get urgent medical attention if you get symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. Such reactions may include a combination of any of the following symptoms:
feeling faint or light-headed
changes in your heartbeat
shortness of breath
swelling of your lips, face, or throat
hives or rash
nausea or vomiting
stomach pain. The following side effects may occur with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
tenderness, pain, warmth, itching, or bruising where the injection is given
feeling tired (fatigue) or generally feeling unwell
chills or feeling feverish
feeling sick (nausea)
joint pain or muscle ache Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
swelling or redness where the injection is given
being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
sleepiness or feeling dizzy
enlarged lymph nodes
excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash
Hematologic Thrombocytopenia and coagulation disorders A combination of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, in some cases accompanied by bleeding, has been observed very rarely following vaccination with AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine. This includes severe cases presenting as venous thrombosis, including unusual sites such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, mesenteric vein thrombosis, as well as arterial thrombosis, concomitant with thrombocytopenia. The majority of these cases occurred within the first seven to fourteen days following vaccination. Some cases had a fatal outcome. Healthcare professionals should be alert to the signs and symptoms of thromboembolism and or thrombocytopenia. Those vaccinated should be instructed to seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain following vaccination. Additionally, anyone with neurological symptoms including severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision after vaccination, or who experiences skin bruising (petechia) beyond the site of vaccination after a few days, should seek prompt medical attention. As with other intramuscular injections, AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine should be given with caution to individuals with thrombocytopenia, any coagulation disorder or to persons on anticoagulation therapy, because bleeding or bruising may occur following an intramuscular administration in these individuals.
Breast-feeding It is unknown if AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine is excreted in human milk. A risk to the newborns/ infants cannot be excluded. The developmental and health benefits of breast feeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for immunization against COVID-19. 7.1.3 Pediatrics The safety and efficacy of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) have not yet been established. No data are available.
The side effects of the other vaccines are very similar.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE? The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE? The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, and sucrose.
PS: Regarding the ‘ape story’ – were we ready to intellectually grasp that human genes are not destined to be contaminated with those of lower order, on the contrary, that they carry the formula of the man¨s unique possible evolution, we would be in a different situation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejection_of_evolution_by_religious_groups Just to read this collection of opinions, generated by so many fields of different expertises gives one a good picture of the state of affairs on our planet. The 4th Way and SRF explain everything scientifically and empirically yet the planetary institutions cannot comprehend the lines of creation and evolution, confusing their essences because the Western mind does work with the objective laws of descending and ascending octaves.
If I use the most trivial way to express their original meanings before the subjective theories of Mr. Darwin and others entered the scene, the line of creation is a descending line from the Absolute, which is becoming more and more mechanical with the further distance from its source. There is a law that states that creation on every level corresponds with the level of being of that force and cannot be of a higher order than itself. In practical terms, what humans create corresponds to their level of being. That is quite self-evident is it not. Transhumanism, robotization, genetic modifications and directed energy technologies and weapons are just the most obvious examples of our level of being, the adversary to the universal law of reciprocal maintenance as we see from Nature’s reactions. For preventing such a scenario there is the line of evolution. The original meaning of evolution is connected with the possible psychological evolution of men and their souls. Nature had not required such evolution, but it is a priviledge given to humankind by our CREATOR for those who desire that and make a personal effort for it. With such evolution comes an increase of consciousness, higher being, and subjection to fewer universal laws.This possibility has been concealed from humanity in large and time has come to introduce this idea to the general public in a scientific way. Fortunately, military science has advanced so far that it can prove to us that Genesis is actually the exact description of the Ray of Creation. It will only demonstrate the truth, contained in the old esoteric schools and their scriptures. It will eventually reconcile the religions with the esoteric circles, who will hopefully become the psychological schools, helping people to develop their latent possibilities to become MEN in the real sense of the word. It will change our behaviour towards nature and everything in it. It will change politics. It will unite religions. It will save life on this planet.Anything will be better than what we are heading towards right now.
Why should we work on our negative emotions? This is a very good question to ask oneself in all inner sincerity, and here the mind will help if the strength of the Work-ideas is beginning to form a new mind which has a small will of its own. The Emotional Centre is the seat of our ordinary will as it is and the negative part of the Emotional Centre is especially so. The small Will from the change in Mental Centre is not sufficient to control the will of the unredeemed Emotional Centre for a long time. The will of the negative part of the Emotional Centre coupled with the will of the physical body forms a very powerful antagonist to the Will that is formed through the Work in the emotional part of the Intellectual Centre. But although we witness constantly our complete failure in controlling our negative emotions, or, let us add, the will of the body, yet if the relationship to the Work and the valuation of its ideas are strong enough, there remains always in spite of constant defeats something in the background which does not consent to all that is going on. I do not think I have mentioned here, in connection with what the Work says that the knowledge of the Work must become emotional, that the first place in which it can become emotional is in the emotional part of the Intellectual Centre. As I said, it is here that the new Will of the Work is formed first of all. The problem then is the negative part of the Emotional Centre itself in which exist ‘I’s that are very powerful and do everything they can to fight every form of belief that we possess in regard to this Work. Now if we had not got Buried Conscience the situation would be hopeless. The negative ‘I’s in the Emotional Centre would always have the victory. The secret is however that in the Emotional Centre there is Buried Conscience and this is awakened by the emotional part of the Intellectual Centre when the ideas of the Work have entered the mind and become emotionally felt—not only as what is Truth but as what is Good. This awakens the Buried Conscience in the Emotional Centre itself. The Work teaches that Buried Conscience exists in everyone, quite apart from acquired Conscience, which is a matter of local upbringing. But for this Buried Conscience and the awakening of it in the Emotional Centre through the new mind and its new Will, we should indeed be in a hopeless position. But fortunately, as it is, every emotional perception of the truth of the Work coming from the Intellectual Centre arouses this Buried Conscience in the Emotional Centre and then the Emotional Centre itself fights against its negative emotions. Now if you do not keep the Work strong in your mind and renew it continually at least once a day, or at least often, if you do not rearrange everything in your mind at intervals so that you are thinking from the channels of the Work and their connections, this awakening of the Buried Conscience begins to cease and then you find yourself alone. When you feel alone like this, you must think of the Work, as, for example, go over what was said at the last meeting and refresh your mind with it. This is a form of Self-Remembering in a practical way and it will send a current of force to Buried Conscience in the Emotional Centre which alone can cast out your devils. It is not as if you do it, nor must you think that you can do it, but if you do what you can do, then something will help you which is not you and which you must never ascribe to yourself. We get into a bad state often because we ascribe everything to ourselves, just as we ascribe our merit to ourselves, just as we ascribe our good to ourselves, which means of course that we inevitably ascribe our evil to ourselves. One must ascribe neither good nor evil to oneself—otherwise one stands in the way of one’s development. The Work is an instrument first of all—a mental instrument—which must be used to put our thoughts in the right order, to get things straight, and if we do this with the memory of our past experience in the Work, this effort to re-arrange internally will stimulate this Buried Conscience in the Emotional Centre which can fight all negative emotions and cast out every devil in us. You cannot overcome a negative emotion directly. It will only get stronger as a rule. But you can through your mind, through arranging the Work in your mind, touch the emotional part of the Intellectual Centre, which in turn awakens the Buried Conscience which will attack by itself the negative emotions. The power of Buried Conscience derives from the Higher Emotional Centre. You must remember that the Work teaches that Man was once in touch with Higher Centres but went to sleep. He once knew what to do directly but now, in this state of sleep, he can only get to where he was by indirect methods. All that is left now is change of mind. Change of mind starts the whole possible recovery. That is why Christ taught always μετάνοια change of mind, as the first thing—not repentance, but change of mind. Unless the mind changes, whereby the attitudes change, everyone will always be just as he is, whatever effort he makes in the way of starvation, self-denial, and so on. With the same attitude, a man will always remain the same. As long as a man thinks in the same habitual way, he will remain the same. The Work can actually teach a man to think in a new way, I repeat, about himself, about others, and about the meaning of life.
With this change of mind his attitudes will inevitably change. If your attitudes have not changed then you will not change and you can never change. If, for example, your attitude is that you are a fully conscious man and that you are a unity and you have a permanent Real ‘I’ and an inflexible will and that you can do and so on, then these attitudes and this way of thinking will fix you always in the same psychological place as you are in and no new development is possible. But if your attitudes change through new thinking, through the ideas of the Work, from esoteric teaching, then you can change, because you will begin to arouse Buried Conscience which cannot work in you as long as you have all these false notions about yourself, about others, and about life, and ascribe all to yourself. It is exactly this new thinking, this that the Work can give us, that when emotionally felt arouses into activity the Buried Conscience which then begins to help. So you will see how important it is to keep the Work mentally living in oneself not only by constant outer reminders of it but by your own deeper inner thinking because, as you know, this Work is a rope let down that you have to jump to catch hold of.
Psychological Commentaries vol.3, page 961-3 Dr. M. Nicoll
So we have the means to clear this mess, haven’t we? Like stopping producing rampant genetic recombinants would be a good start as no one in the entire Universe with sane mind would want to buy them at the galactical stockexchange.
“In school teaching a man is given examples of both descending (creative) and ascending (or evolutionar) cosmic octaves. Western thought, knowing neither about octaves nor about the law of three, confuses the ascending and descending lines and does not understand that the line of evolution is opposed to the line of creation, that is to say, it goes against it as though against the stream.” ISOM P.D.Ouspensky p.134 Not everyone wants to go the way of evolution for the attraction of the other, but everyone should be aware of the existence of both and their differences and impacts on our lives, our planet and the whole Solar system.
That they measure (if found) your third state of consciousness and you do not even know what it means and thus when you are at it and for what it is valued and desirable from your point of view and perhaps undesirable from their point of view.
It is very impressive. The contest lacks the finals – which crop is sold first for its taste? AI costs the energy but they can use the solar panels. The sun gives the energy for free….
I am not negative. I just know by direct experience that supermarket’s strawberries cannot possibly compete with the taste of the strawberries from our garden and the strawberries from our garden cannot possibly compete with the taste and scent of wild strawberries from the nearby forests. And taste and scent are the attributes of special active cosmic substances in the atmosphere, which only GOD’s creation does abstract for further evolutionary purposes, says the esoteric literature. What are these active cosmic substances, when is ai going to find them? That observation about good products being gradually replaced by their lesser versions is just an aspect of one of the objective laws of the Universe. What an illogical thing to ignore so profoundly the The Ray of Creation of which we ourselves are part.
Has not come time to finally move your attention from the lower regions of anatomy to the higher ones of our possibility to acquire a real, immoratl soul before you completly destroy such option even for the generations to come?
“Birdlip, December 2, 1944 LAW OF FATE AND LAW OF ACCIDENT INTRODUCTORY NOTE ON THE WORK TEACHING ABOUT LAWS The Work teaches that the Absolute is under one law—the law of its own Will. From it proceeds creation by the first trinity of forces which create the first order of worlds under 3 laws. This is sometimes called World 3. In tracing the Ray of Creation to our Earth we have next our Galaxy under 6 laws, our Solar System as a minute part of our Galaxy under 12 laws, our Planetary System as a whole under 24 laws, our Earth as part of the planets under 48, and our Moon as part of our Earth under 96. You must understand that the part is always under more laws than the whole. It is necessary to see this clearly by finding your own examples—for example, the soldier is under the laws of the Captain, the Captain under the laws of the Colonel, etc., and the whole army under the law of the General. Does Man put himself under more laws in war? Does the general movement of things tend to-day to put Man under more and more laws? Will this make it possible for Man to reach his Essence more easily or will Man tend to become more of a machine, more mechanical? Are ants and bees under more laws than we are? Have they any individual chance of development? The more laws Man puts himself under the more can it be said he is under the Law of Accident. In all that follows you must clearly grasp that, Personality is under more laws than Essence. Essence is under planetary laws at the note Fa in the Ray of Creation, or rather the note Si in the Side-Octave, both notes being at the same level in scale. Behind Essence lies Real ‘I’ which is under 12 laws and corresponds diagrammatically to the level represented by the Sun. That is, Essence is above Personality in the Scale of Being, and Real ‘I’ is above Essence. Psychologically, Essence is internal to Personality and Real ‘I’ internal to Essence. What is more internal is higher in scale. So you can either say internal or higher, both terms having the same meaning”. excerpts from Psychological Commentaries Dr. M. Nicoll
I expect all sane minds to understand how we put ourselves under more and more unnecessary laws.
I do not mind you took off clothes of my body and threw me to the “mob”, that pays off my karmic debths, what I do mind is that I do not understand how you can reconcile the fourth industrial revolution with Revelations. The only explanation my simple mind can come up with is that the Bile does not make sense to you with the no-sense making passages. Is it wise under such circumstances to lead the whole humanity to the abyss?
“Mr. Biden has made no specific promises regarding the Paris Agreement, other than that he would recommit the United States to its goals and “go much further.” He has said he would “lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up their ambition of their domestic climate targets” and “stop countries from cheating.”
ABSOIZOMOSA when any surplanetary formation is artificially grafted or manipulated in any such fashion, it arrives in a state defined by Objective Science as Absoizomosa in which it absorbs from its surrounding medium, cosmic substances serviceable only for the coating of what is called its automatically self-reproducing subjective presence. https://silo.pub/index-and-guide-to-beelzebubs-tales-gurdjieff.html
(Translated into the common language: a state where the subject’s capability to absorb from the air cosmic substances that can serve for the coating of a human soul is lost). That is the tragic consequence of not admitting that the Universe is spiritual.
A note to a stranger: pls read it 3 times, first as your newspapers, secondly vocalized and thirdly with mentating over it. G.I.G. Pls. do not get discouraged by the unknown expressions if unknown . Their understanding comes with feeling the knowledge (in time). D.P.
……”I must say that the three-brained beings of the planet Mars knew our genuine nature from the very beginning, and also the true reason why we were compelled to dwell on their planet. .”They were not like the three-brained beings of your planet who never knew anything and never even suspected who we were and why we existed on their planet.
“………the indubitable conviction that the results ensuing from the abnormal existence of the three-brained beings of your planet had already begun to act harmfully also on the ordinary existence of the three-brained beings arising and existing on the planet Mars, in respect of their ‘potency’ to perfect themselves as is proper to all three-brained beings.
“‘What I thus constated aroused in me a subjective interest which served as the source for the engendering in my presence of the requisite impulse for the thorough cognizance of the cause of this fact, and from then on I began to pay attention both to myself as well as to what proceeded around me and to seek out the causes for it; and after one “Rkhee” I became convinced beyond doubt that this undesirable state proceeded with me each time, on the day when our large “Lifechakan” was in action.
“‘It was just this fact which I then first constated which was the cause that I have, since then, become seriously interested in this omnipresent cosmic substance and deeply absorbed in the study of its details.
“‘As a result, from the very beginning of my subsequent experimental elucidations, I came to possess an immeasurable number of every kind of proof for the elucidation, both for myself and for others, of the fact that the Omnipresent substance Okidanokh is such a particle of the common presence of the atmosphere of our planet, and evidently of the presence of the atmosphere of other planets, as takes part both in the arising of every planetary and surplanetary formation – among which of course there is also the “Hraprkhabeekhrokhnian” part of every being – as well as in the maintenance of their existence.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1157]
“‘Upon my further experimental elucidations I also became aware, beyond all doubt, that although our solar system like all the other solar systems of the Great Universe has its own Ansanbaluiazar, and each planet with its atmosphere is a special place of concentration of one or another class of cosmic substances of the given “Systematic-Ansanbaluiazar,’ yet nevertheless the cosmic-substance Okidanokh is an indispensable and predominant part of the presence of each planet.
“‘And later, also thanks to my experiments, it became clear to me that this cosmic substance is, owing to the common universal equilibrium, concentrated in every system in a strictly corresponding proportion and is distributed also in a strictly definite proportion between the atmosphere of each planet of the given solar system, and that when this universal substance is used up by accident or design in any one place of atmospheric space, it must without fail be replenished for the equilibrium of its common proportionalness in the atmosphere, and this proceeds by its flowing in from other places, and thereby this balancing transposition of Okidanokh must proceed not only from one space to another in the atmosphere of any planet, but also from the atmosphere of one planet to the atmosphere of another planet, if in this other planet for some reason or other more than its established norm is used up.
“‘Finally, I still further very definitely and from every aspect made clear to my reason and proved to others that the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh present in our atmosphere and which is constantly being replenished, is for the common presence of our planet not only necessary and most important for every kind of arising and maintaining of existence, but also that the essence of every “relatively independent” intraplanetary and surplanetary formation as well as of the beings of every system of brains and external coating depends on this substance, and likewise that the possibilities for three-brained beings to perfect themselves and ultimately to blend with the Prime Cause of everything existing depends exclusively also on it.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1158]
“‘I repeat, as a result of all my experimental elucidations, I very definitely cognized for myself and acquired indubitable data for the possibilities of proving from every aspect to all those around me, beings like myself, that the destruction in the presences of the planet and of its atmosphere, of the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh is almost equivalent to the conscious destruction of all the labors and results of the First-Sacred-Cause of everything that exists.’
“With these words, captivated by the theme of this exposition, my dear godson, the young high-spirited Gornahoor Rakhoorkh, finished his talk.
“In the middle of Gornahoor Rakhoorkh’s explanations concerning the mentioned properties of the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh and the inevitable consequences of its extraction and destruction from the common presence of your planet, the suspicion arose in me, and in my memory there gradually began to be restored all kinds of general pictures – previously perceived during my personal sojourn among your favorites just during the period of my close observations on their existence from the planet Mars of the impressions from their ordinary being-existence – of how they at different periods repeatedly obtained this substance or it’s separate parts from the nature of their planet and used them for their different, naively egoistic aims.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1159]
“And when during the further explanations of Gornahoor Rakhoorkh, I, by association, remembered the request of the great Toof-Nef-Tef of the planet Mars, I then with all my being became aware without any doubt of all the maleficent consequences of just this manifestation of the three-brained beings of your planet.
“They named the totality or the separate parts of this substance, sacred just for them, differently at different periods, and at the present time they name the result of the blending and the mutual destruction of two parts of this omnipresent substance ‘electricity.’ excertpts from Beelzebub’s Tales G.I.G.
“The next idea which it is necessary to master is the materiality of the universe which is taken in the form of the ray of creation. Everything in this universe can be weighed and measured. The Absolute is as material, as weighable and measurable, as the moon, or as man. If the Absolute is God it means that God can be weighed and measured, resolved into component elements, ‘calculated,’ and expressed in the form of a definite formula. “But the concept ‘materiality’ is as relative as everything else. If we recall how the concept ‘man’ and all that refers to him—good, evil, truth, falsehood, and so on—is divided into different categories (‘man number one,’ ‘man number two,’ and so on, it will be easy for us to understand that the concept ‘world,’ and everything that refers to the world, is also divided into different categories. The ray of creation establishes seven planes in the world, seven worlds one within another. Everything that refers to the world is also divided into seven categories, one category within another. The materiality of the Absolute is a materiality of an order different from that of ‘all worlds.’ The materiality of ‘all worlds’ is of an order different from the materiality of ‘all suns.’ The materiality of ‘all suns’ is of an order different from the materiality of our sun. The materiality of our sun is of an order different from the materiality of ‘all planets.’ The materiality of ‘all planets’ is of an order different from the materiality of the earth, and the materiality of the earth is of an order different from the materiality of the moon. This idea is at first difficult to grasp. People are accustomed to think that matter is everywhere the same. The whole of physics, of astrophysics, of chemistry, such methods as spectroanalysis, and so on, are based upon this assumption. And it is true that matter is the same, but materiality is different. And different degrees of materiality depend directly upon the qualities and properties of the energy manifested at a given point. “Matter or substance necessarily presupposes the existence of force or energy. This does not mean that a dualistic conception of the world is necessary. The concepts of matter and force are as relative as everything else. In the Absolute, where all is one, matter and force are also one. But in this connection matter and force are not taken as real principles of the world in itself, but as properties or characteristics of the phenomenal world observed by us. To begin the study of the universe it is sufficient to have an elementary idea of matter and energy, such as we get by immediate observation through our organs of sense. The ‘constant’ is taken as material, as matter, and ‘changes’ in the state of the ‘constant,’ or of matter, are called manifestations of force or energy. All these changes can be regarded as the result of vibrations or undulatory motions which begin in the center, that is, in the Absolute, and go in all directions, crossing one another, colliding, and merging together, until they stop altogether at the end of the ray of creation. “From this point of view, then, the world consists of vibrations and matter, or of matter in a state of vibration, of vibrating matter. The rate of vibration is in inverse ratio to the density of matter. “In the Absolute vibrations are the most rapid and matter is the least dense. In the next world vibrations are slower and matter denser; and further on matter is still more dense and vibrations correspondingly slower. ” ‘Matter’ may be regarded as consisting of ‘atoms.’ Atoms in this connection are taken also as the result of the final division of matter. In every order of matter they are simply certain small particles of the given matter which are indivisible only on the given plane. The atoms of the Absolute alone are really indivisible, the atom of the next plane, that is, of world 3, consists of three atoms of the Absolute or, in other words, it is three times bigger and three times heavier, and its movements are correspondingly slower. The atom of world 6 consists of six atoms of the Absolute merged together, as it were, and forming one atom. Its movements are correspondingly slower. The atom of the next world consists of twelve primordial particles, and of the next worlds, of twenty-four, forty-eight, and ninety-six. The atom of world 96 is of an enormous size compared with the atom of world 1; its movements are correspondingly slower, and the matter which is made up of such atoms is correspondingly denser.
“The seven worlds of the ray of creation represent seven orders of materiality. The materiality of the moon is different from the materiality of the earth; the materiality of the earth is different from the materiality of the planetary world; the materiality of the planetary world is different from the materiality of the sun, and so on. “Thus instead of one concept of matter we have seven kinds of matter, but our ordinary conception of materiality only with difficulty embraces the materiality of worlds 96 and 48. The matter of world 24 is much too rarefied to be regarded as matter from the scientific point of view of our physics and chemistry; such matter is practically hypothetical. The still finer matter of world 12 has, for ordinary investigation, no characteristics of materiality at all. All these matters belonging to the various orders of the universe are not separated into layers but are intermixed, or, rather, they interpenetrate one another. We can get an idea of similar interpenetration of matters of different densities from the penetration of one matter by another matter of different densities known to us. A piece of wood may be saturated with water, water may in its turn be filled with gas. Exactly the same relation between different kinds of matter may be observed in the whole of the universe: the finer matters permeate the coarser ones. “Matter that possesses characteristics of materiality comprehensible to us is divided for us into several states according to its density: solid, liquid, gaseous; further gradations of matter are: radiant energy, that is, electricity, light, magnetism; and so on. But on every plane, that is to say, in every order of materiality, similar relations and divisions of the various states of a given matter may be found; but, as has been already said, matter of a higher plane is not material at all for the lower planes. “All the matter of the world that surrounds us, the food that we eat, the water that we drink, the air that we breathe, the stones that our houses are built of, our own bodies—everything is permeated by all the matters that exist in the universe. There is no need to study or investigate the sun in order to discover the matter of the solar world: this matter exists in ourselves and is the result of the division of our atoms. In the same way we have in us the matter of all other worlds. Man is, in the full sense of the term, a ‘miniature universe’; in him are all the matters of which the universe consists; the same forces, the same laws that govern the life of the universe, operate in him; therefore in studying man we can study the whole world, just as in studying the world we can study man. “But a complete parallel between man and the world can only be drawn if we take ‘man’ in the full sense of the word, that is, a man whose inherent powers are developed. An undeveloped man, a man who has not completed the course of his evolution, cannot be taken as a complete picture or plan of the universe—he is an unfinished world. “As has been said already, the study of oneself must go side by side with the study of the fundamental laws of the universe. The laws are the same everywhere and on all planes. But the very same laws manifesting themselves in different worlds, that is, under different conditions, produce different phenomena. The study of the relation of laws to the planes upon which they are manifested brings us to the study of relativity. “The idea of relativity occupies a very important place in this teaching, and, later on, we shall return to it. But before anything else it is necessary to understand the relativity of each thing and of each manifestation according to the place it occupies in the cosmic order. “We are on the earth and we depend entirely upon the laws that are operating on the earth. The earth is a very bad place from the cosmic point of view—it is like the most remote part of northern Siberia, very far from everywhere, it is cold, life is very hard. Everything that in another place either comes by itself or is easily obtained, is here acquired only by hard labor; everything must be fought for both in life and in the work. In life it still happens sometimes that a man gets a legacy and afterwards lives without doing anything. But such a thing does not happen in the work. All are equal and all are equally beggars. “Returning to the law of three, one must learn to find the manifestations of this law in everything we do and in everything we study. The application of this law in any sphere at once reveals much that is new, much that we did not see before. Take chemistry, for instance. Ordinary science does not know of the law of three and it studies matter without taking into consideration its cosmic properties. But besides ordinary chemistry there exists another, a special chemistry, or alchemy if you like, which studies matter taking into consideration its cosmic properties. As has been said before, the cosmic properties of each substance are determined first by its place, and secondly by the force which is acting through it at the given moment. Even in the same place the nature of a given substance undergoes a great change dependent upon the force which is being manifested through it. Each substance can be the conductor of any one of the three forces and, in accordance with this, it can be active, passive, or neutralizing. And it can be neither the first, nor the second, nor the third, if no force is manifesting through it at the given moment or if it is taken without relation to the manifestation of forces. In this way every substance appears, as it were, in four different aspects or states. In this connection it must be noted that when we speak of matter we do not speak of chemical elements. The special chemistry of which I speak looks upon every substance having a separate function, even the most complex, as an element. In this way only is it possible to study the cosmic properties of matter, because all complex compounds have their own cosmic purpose and significance. From this point of view an atom of a given substance is the smallest amount of the given substance which retains all its chemical, physical, and cosmic properties. Consequently the size of the ‘atom’ of different substances is not the same. And in some cases an ‘atom’ may be a particle even visible to the naked eye. “The four aspects or states of every substance have definite names. “When a substance is the conductor of the first or the active force, it is called ‘carbon,’ and, like the carbon of chemistry, it is designated by the letter C. “When a substance is the conductor of the second or the passive force, it is called ‘oxygen,’ and, like the oxygen of chemistry, it is designated by the letter 0. “When a substance is the conductor of the third or neutralizing force, it is called ‘nitrogen,’ and, like the nitrogen of chemistry, it is designated by the letter N. “When a substance is taken without relation to the force manifesting itself through it, it is called ‘hydrogen,’ and, like the hydrogen of chemistry, it is designated by the letter H. “The active, the passive, and the neutralizing forces are designated by the figures 1, 2, 3, and the substances by the letters C, 0, N, and H. These designations must be understood.” “Do these four elements correspond to the old four alchemical elements, fire, air, water, earth?” asked one of us. “Yes, they do correspond,” said G., “but we will use these. You will understand why afterwards.” excerpts from ISOM of P.D. Ouspensky
“The idea of the ray of creation and its growth from the Absolute contradicts the general views of our day. “According to this idea the moon is still an unborn planet, one that is, so to speak, being born. It is becoming warm gradually and in time (given a favorable development of the ray of creation) it will become like the earth and have a satellite of its own, a new moon. A new link will have been added to the ray of creation. The earth, too, is not getting colder, it is getting warmer, and may in time become like the sun. We observe such a process for instance in the system of Jupiter, which is a sun for its satellites. “Summing up all that has been said before about the ray of creation, from world 1 down to world 96, it must be added that the figures by which worlds are designated indicate the number of forces, or orders of laws, which govern the worlds in question. In the Absolute there is only one force and only one law—the single and independent will of the Absolute. In the next world there are three forces or three orders of laws. In the next there are six orders of laws; in the following one, twelve; and so on. In our world, that is, the earth, forty-eight orders of laws are operating to which we are subject and by which our whole life is governed. If we lived on the moon we should be subject to ninety-six orders of laws, that is, our life and activity would be still more mechanical and we should not have the possibilities of escape from mechanicalness that we now have. “As has been said already, the will of the Absolute is only manifested in the immediate world created by it within itself, that is, in world 3; the immediate will of the Absolute does not reach world 6 and is mani- fested in it only in the form of mechanical laws. Further on, in worlds 12, 24, 48, and 96, the will of the Absolute has less and less possibility of manifesting itself. This means that in world 3 the Absolute creates, as it were, a general plan of all the rest of the universe, which is then further developed mechanically. The will of the Absolute cannot manifest itself in subsequent worlds apart from this plan, and, in manifesting itself in accordance with this plan, it takes the form of mechanical laws. This means that if the Absolute wanted to manifest its will, say, in our world, in opposition to the mechanical laws in operation there, it would then have to destroy all the worlds intermediate between itself and our world. “The idea of a miracle in the sense of a violation of laws by the will which made them is not only contrary to common sense but to the very idea of will itself. A ‘miracle’ can only be a manifestation of laws which are unknown to men or rarely met with. A ‘miracle’ is the manifestation in this world of the laws of another world. “On the earth we are very far removed from the will of the Absolute; we are separated from it by forty-eight orders of mechanical laws. If we could free ourselves from one half of these laws, we should find ourselves subject to only twentyfour orders of laws, that is, to the laws of the planetary world, and then we should be one stage nearer to the Absolute and its will. If we could then free ourselves from one half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the sun (twelve laws) and consequently one stage nearer still to the Absolute. If, again, we could free ourselves from half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the starry world and separated by only one stage from the immediate will of the Absolute. “And the possibility for man thus gradually to free himself from mechanical laws exists.” excerpts from ISOM P.D. Ouspensky