Avatar

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An Avatar is an individual who can maintain a strong and persistent Connection and whose function or life work is to modify a Creation Template, rebalance and correct, or instruct in the process of Healing and Reconnection.

Syncretic Terms

Connected One > Avatar, Bodhisattva, Enlightened One, Kalki, Prophet, Saint, Tathagata, Witness

Avatar > Bodhisattva, Kalki, Tathagata

Notes

Most successful spiritual traditions have an avatar (or two) at their root. As Abraham Maslow noted:

The very beginning, the intrinsic core, the essence, the universal nucleus of every known high religion… has been the private, lonely, personal illumination, revelation, or ecstasy of some acutely sensitive prophet or seer. The high religions call themselves revealed religions and each of them tends to rest its validity, its function, and its right to exist on the codification and the communication of this original mystic experience or revelation from the lonely prophet to the mass of human beings in general (Maslow, 2012).

In Hinduism an Avatar (from the sanskrit avatara or "descent") is the descent of a specific and powerful identity into a Physical Unit for the purpose of correcting a Descent into Darkness. In Hinduism, an avatar is commonly seen to be an incarnation of Vishnu that has descend into the body to correct conditions and return Dharma to the world.


Further Reading

Maslow, A. H. (2012). The "Core-Religious" or "Transcendent" Experience. In J. White (Ed.), The Highest State of Consciousness (pp. 339-350). New York: Doubleday.

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