By Robert E. Cox
Outlines the foundations and mechanics of the soul physique, the religious motor vehicle that allows person realization to outlive the body’s dying
• indicates that the traditional Vedic, Egyptian, Hebraic, and Pythagorean traditions shared and understood this non secular perform
• finds smooth technological know-how as purely now awakening to this old sacred science
Ancient peoples across the world understood that specific attention is rooted in a common box of attention and is for this reason everlasting, surviving the passing of the actual physique. They engaged in religious practices to make that transition maximally auspicious. those practices should be defined as a type of alchemy, during which base components are discarded and better degrees of awareness are discovered. the result's the construction of a car, a soul physique, that incorporates attention past actual death.
These non secular arrangements are symbolized within the Vedic, Egyptian, and Hebraic traditions as a divine stairway or ladder, a step by step course of ascent within which the practitioner increases realization by means of levels till it involves leisure within the bosom of the countless, thereby changing into “immortal.” This non secular approach explains the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, for instance, whose reincarnation is proven in infancy via actual and religious symptoms, indicating that the cognizance has been carried from one lifetime to the next.
In Creating the Soul Body, Robert Cox maps the religious trip of cognizance at the back of this sacred technological know-how of immortality and divulges the perform of constructing a soul physique intimately. He additionally indicates that this historical non secular technology resembles complicated theories of contemporary technological know-how, corresponding to wave and particle conception and the unified box concept, and divulges that sleek technological know-how is barely now awakening to this historic technological know-how of “immortality.”
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