As we enter into areas of new understanding we enter into the possibility of inner joy through learning which can actually verified by the soul. On the other hand, we also approach a field where there can be inner resistance and some new terms which may seem complicated at first, but later will make all things clearer.
When I joined this list I considered the most important thing I could share with you. The answer was easy. That is anything I could do to enhance and clarify the soul contact of others would be a valuable service. Actually presenting a teaching that may stimulate that contact is the difficult part.
The three deceptions are not that complicated. It is important, however, that you understand them well enough so you can explain them in your own words without quoting some other teaching.
The first is Maya and you must pass through this deception before you can go on to the second which is glamour. Then you must pass through glamour before you can unravel deception.
Maya is the pull of matter, which matter has a magnetic pull on us in a direction away from the Christ consciousness. All the carnal sins mentioned in the scriptures are associated with this first deception and the commandments given to us (the ten commandments, for instance) through prophets are for the purpose of giving us the discipline to overcome Maya so we can center our consciousness on the next step.
The most important function of the churches of the world is to teach infant seekers the discipline to control their physical impulses so they are directed toward an intelligent end.
Now the churches are not very intelligent teachers because their ministers only have a vague idea of the true course they are supposed to be presenting, but the wise student will also learn directly from the scriptures where the church directs their attention. Thus the good students learn their lessons despite the clumsy teachers and eventually graduate.
Those who overcome Maya have basically learned to direct their physical impulses and appetites toward a constructive and harmless end. Among other things they learn the correct use of sexual energy, diet, taking good care of the body and the management of some stress.
The second obstacle: Glamour. Glamour could be defined as an emotional energy used by the ego to inflate a feeling of self-importance we have about a thought process or activity we are engaged in.
Let us say, for instance, that we as members of this group started feeling inflated importance merely because we are fortunate enough to be here. Maybe we discuss philosophy with outsiders or new members and we automatically feel superior because of our special knowledge. This is a glamour and I am happy to say that if the group is displaying any glamour as of late it is the "glamour of being on the lowest rung of the ladder." I smile at your self-depreciating humor.
Your postings remind me of a parable of Jesus: Luke 14:7 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, Luke 14:8 When thou art bidden of any [man] to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; Luke 14:9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. Luke 14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
It sounds like most of you deserve to be exalted for your humility. Keep vigilant though there is the glamour of false humility, but I do not detect that among you.
The third deception is illusion and is the most difficult to grasp because only more advanced humanity are even able to reach this deception and have power to analyze it and destroy it. Much that has been pinpointed by the group as an illusion is really a glamour. An illusion is an incorrect idea or premise at the foundation of a belief system and can trap some very intelligent people.
An illusion held by fundamentalists Christians is that God made the earth in six days and the age of the earth is around 6000 years. If you go to their web pages you will see some extremely intelligent reasoning beginning with and explaining this premise. They even have an interesting explanation as to how light from galaxies 15 billion light years away got here in less than six thousand years. This illusion they are in colors every piece of science that is presented to them so they cannot see the truth of anything in certain areas.
Then take them away from their illusion and place them in something non religious or non scientific like business and they do just as well as the next guy. This is because their illusion does not usually carry over to business and here they allow themselves to use common sense.
The average Creationist is attracted to their illusion because of glamour which sustains the mark of the beast. To unravel this illusion they must dispel the fog of glamour and eventually see the illusion which is the foundation of their problem.
The group got the last question so quickly I decided to throw a trap for you this time. No one has got the correct answer yet to the Hitler question. The research some of you did is admirable though.
Hint: There is one deception in particular that made Hitler dangerous. It is the deception that leads to the Dark Brotherhood.
What is this deception and give an example of how Hitler was deceived by it?
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