Talk:Connection

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The importance of connection -> connection saves the planet

Stanislav Grof "I have ... no doubts that a profound transformation of consciousness is possible in individuals and that it would increase our chances for survival if it would occur on a sufficiently large scale...The practical question is, whether such a chance can be facilitated and by what means....in the human personality there exist mechanisms that could mediate a profound and desirable transformation (Lazslo, Groff, Russell, 1999: 4).

Peter Russell "The global crises we are facing is, at its root, a crises of consciousness, and if we are going to save the world then we need to be doing more than just saving the rainforests, curbing pollution, reducing carbon emissions and stopping the destruction of the ozone layer: We also have to free ourselves from the egocentric materialistic mode of consciousness that is giving rise to these problems. Otherwise we are only tackling the symptoms of the problem, not the root cause; only patching over the deeper problem." (Lazslo, Groff, Russell, 1999: 22).

note, LP egocentric consciousness is Normal Consciousness. Normal Consciousness is disconnected consciousness. Normal Consciousness is not "normal" but in fact that pathological consequence of Toxic Socialization. The CQ of humanity is reduced as a consequence of toxic socialization.MichaelSharp (talk) 20:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

The Cloud of Unknowing is a Connection Manual

Edward Dowden

Sonnet of Awakening

"With brain o'erworn, with heart a summer clod,
With eye so practised in each form around,--
And all forms mean,--to glance above the ground
Irks it, each day of many days we plod,
Tongue-tied and deaf, along life's common road;
But suddenly, we know not how, a sound
Of living streams, an odour, a flower crowned
With dew, a lark upspringing from the sod,
And we awake. O joy of deep amaze!
Beneath the everlasting hills we stand,
We hear the voices of the morning seas,
And earnest prophesyings in the land,
While from the open heaven leans forth at gaze
The encompassing great cloud of witnesses. "<ref>http://www.sonnets.org/dowden.htm#202</ref>

Mozart

"When and how my ideas come I know not, nor can I force them. Those that please me I retain in my memory and am accustomed, as I have been told, to hum them to myself. If I continue in this way, it soon occurs to me how I may turn this or that morsel to account. ... All this fires my soul, and, provided I am not disturbed, my subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and defined, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it like a fine picture, or a beautiful statue at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them as it were all at once. What a delight this is I cannot express. All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream. But the actual hearing of the whole together is after all the best. And this is perhaps the best gift I have my Divine Master to thank for" (Holmes' Life and Correspondence of Matari (London, 1845), pp. 317-18.)[1]

William Blake

References connected consciousness, and warns against disconnected consciousness, which he calls "single vision" and "Newton's Sleep," perhaps referencing Naive Materialism.

Now I a fourfold vision see, And a fourfold vision is given to me; ’Tis fourfold in my supreme delight, And threefold in soft Beulah’s night, And twofold always.—May God us keep From single vision, and Newton’s sleep!


Islam

" The salat, praying five times a day, is the second. It is an extremely rapid exercise in intense meditation. You must, wherever you are, at home, at work, or in transit, stop what you are doing , face Mecca, and try through the discipline of concentration to transcend your daily problems and put yourself in contact with the divine, and do all this in a very short period of time. " [2]


Judaism

"To come now to mysticism; the mystic differs from the ordinary religionist in that whereas the latter knows God through an objective revelation whether in nature or as embodied in the Bible (which is really only second-hand knowledge, mediate, external, the record of other people's visions and experiences), the mystic knows God by contact of spirit with spirit; cor ad cor loquitur.[3]

Christianity

Colossians 2 presents a metaphor where Christ is considered the "head" of things and tells how some "teachers/rule givers" have "lost connection with the head" (Colossians 2: 19).

In The Cloud of Unknowing we learn that connection can occur quickly, and be strong (Anonymous, 1981: p. 126)

Meister Eckart

"The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hardworking farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed it is; and accordingly its fruits will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God seed into God." -> refering to the process of connection

Pierre de Bérulle

"What is man? An angel, an animal, a void, a world, a nothing surrounded by God, indigent of God, capable of God, filled with God, if it so desires." (PP) - note the implication of the importance of intent. Filled and connected with God/Consciousness, "if" one so desires.

Rudolf Steiner

Describes connection as the "fully conscious standing within the spiritual world." (CM). Says we get access to the Akashic Chronicle[4]

Speaks of a man broadening his power of cognition in order to access that which is eternal.


Everything which comes into being in time has its origin in the eternal. But the eternal is not accessible to sensory perception. Nevertheless, the ways to the perception of the eternal are open for man. He can develop forces dormant in him so that he can recognize the eternal.[5]

... at a certain high level of his cognitive power, man can penetrate to the eternal origins of the things which vanish with time.[6].

Notes that you can "look back into a much more remote past than is represented by external history[7] in a much more dependable fashion! (not true, see LP Workbook Six)

Says that knowledge of this ability to connect has been available in so called "mystery" schools for millenia.

Footnotes

  1. Quoted in Jones, Rufus Matthew. Studies in mystical religion (Kindle Locations 238-244). Kindle Edition."
  2. Mernissi, Fatima. Women and Islam: An Historical and Theological Inquiry. Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991. p. 27.
  3. Kalisch, Isidor. Sepher Yezirah: A Book on Creation. San Diego: The Book Tree, 2006. p. 15 https://amzn.to/2WPnklN. .
  4. Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Location 277). Kindle Edition.
  5. Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Locations 269-271). Kindle Edition.
  6. Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Locations 273-274). Kindle Edition
  7. Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Location 282). Kindle Edition.

Quaker

George Fox