An Introduction to Principles, Philosophy, Traditions, and Rituals
Your philosophy is your worldview. Examining your philosophy is a choice between these two: 1) being proactive, discovering and rooting out errors and contradictions, and allowing you to acquire more knowledge, thinking in concepts rather than concretes. 2) to be a slave to the subconscious notions, principles, and other people's philosophies picked up throughout life.
The understanding of correct principles, weather of Science, Religion, or Politics, give deep meaning to life and the betterment of self and of mankind.
Tradition, ordinances, and rituals both of today and of man's ancient past give the full story of why we choose to remember what we do, as well as instill a deep meaningful interaction with each other, with Earth, the Cosmos, and God.
There is a single, intelligent Consciousness that pervades the entire Universe - the Universal Mind. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present. As it is present everywhere at the same time, it follows that it must also be present in you - that it is you. Your mind is part of the one Universal Mind. This is not simply a philosophical ideal passed down to us through the ages. It is an exact scientific truth. Know it, believe it, apply it and you will see your life transform in miraculous ways.
Albert Einstein told us that "everything is energy"; that "a human being is a part of the whole called by us [the] Universe". His words echoed the most ancient of spiritual and philosophical teachings and still underpin today's cutting-edge scientific discoveries. The Universal Mind goes by many names. In the scientific world we know of the Unified Field, in spiritual philosophy we refer to The All or Universal Consciousness and in religion we call upon God who Himself goes by many names - Jehovah, Allah and Brahman to mention but a few. The name is relevant only in so far as it resonates with you...
4. The teacher
5. A prophet
7. The heart of the mind
8. Works and Effort
10. The Comforter
There is a World Within -- a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty; and although invisible, its forces are mighty.
The World Within is governed by mind. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every problem -- the cause for every effect. Since the World Within is subject to our control, all laws of power and possession are also within our control.
The World Without is a reflection of the World Within. What appears without is what has been found within. In the World Within may be found infinite Wisdom, infinite Power, infinite Supply of all that is necessary, waiting for unfoldment, development, and expression. If we recognize these potentialities in the World Within, they will take form in the World Without.
1. Self Awareness
2. I AM
3. Cultural psychology
4. Prophecy of You
5. Comparative psychology
6. Self worth
8. Personal progression
9. Personal identity
10. Man: God's prized creation
11. You and the world without
12. You and the world above
Diligence implies that one actively seek and labor to obtain knowledge (truth). As was the case with the faithful servant who multiplied his talents, so will we be rewarded by increasing our knowledge. Without an investigative spirit, the acquisition of knowledge is reduced to passivity. The key to our salvation is the zeal to learn and evaluate. True faith courts an investigative spirit which can only lead to a confirmation of faith by knowledge.
Truth (knowledge) is the only sound foundation. It is an insurmountable offense and an impenetrable defense. Hence, the Lord admonished: "Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold, the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich"...
1. The mind's paradigms
2. Thought & Thinking
3. The acquisition of knowledge
4. Cognitive psychology
5. The brain in an electric universe
6. Ancient knowledge & wisdom
7. Prophecy on knowledge & wisdom
8. Abnormal and experimental psychology
9. Behavioral & forensic psychology
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. Man cannot live without hope.
We hope for the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of Man! For Life, Death, a Resurrection, and a Future Life!
We imagine the starry-decked heavens, where we hope at last to arrive by the aid of the theological ladder, which Jacob, in his vision, saw extending from Earth to Heaven; the three principal rounds of which are denominated, Faith, Hope, and Charity, teaching faith in God, hope in Immortality, and charity to all Mankind.
Yes, "Hope!" With silv’ry tongue and dainty fingers, Hope plays upon the golden strings, and sings to us the cheering melody of A Final Resurrection and An Endless Life!
The comforting strains of her angelic music reverberate through all the corridors of our ancient and mystic Temple; its sweet cadences cheer us while we live--comfort us when we come to die--and linger, like a pleasant requiem, about our newly-made graves, when we sleep the sleep of death!
Yes, Hope is an anchor to the soul,--both sure, and steadfast! and is anchored to that within the vail! Yes, Hope plants the Sprig of Evergreen, at the head of our graves, and sits there, through all the intervening years, singing the Paeans of Immortality and proclaiming that our lifeless clay shall be raised and that, in a land far brighter and happier than this, our bodies and souls, reunited, shall forever bloom in Eternal Spring!
For this, let us hope, and to this, let us press forward!
3. Cause & Effect
4. Theoretical philosophy
5. The plan of salvation
6. Ancient beliefs of the afterlife
7. Symbols of hope
8. The mission
9. The life of Christ
10. The hope in prophecy
11. Cosmism: A restored hope
Faith being the first principle in revealed religion, and the foundation of all righteousness, necessarily claims the first place in unfolding an understanding of the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
As faith is the moving cause of all action in temporal concerns, so it is in spiritual. Had it not been for the principle of faith the worlds would never have been framed, neither would man have been formed of the dust - it is the principle by which Jehovah works, and through which he exercises power over all temporal, as well as eternal things.
Faith rests on the knowledge that God actually exists, and a correct idea of his character, perfections and attributes which are; Knowledge, Power, Justice, Judgement, Mercy, and Truth.
An actual knowledge that the course of life which one is pursuing, is according to God's will. The faith of every rational being can be made perfect and fruitful, abounding in righteousness.
The sacrifice of all worldly things is required to obtain enough faith for the full salvation of your soul.
Faith, then, is the principle by which the heavenly hosts perform their works, and by which they enjoy all their felicity. Only where there is faith, is there knowledge, God's creations, and all things that pertain to him.
In the following pages, we will learn, that faith is the substance or assurance which men have and men hope for of the existence and evidence of things which they have not seen; and the principle of action in all intelligent beings.
1. The first principle
2. Planting the seed
3. Confirmed knowledge
4. The attributes of God
5. Faith in principles
6. Hard work
7. Faith and works
8. Faith in the electric universe model
9. Faith in comparisons
10. Faith in prophecy
11. The Cosmism seed
12. Symbols of faith
If you know your enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. Man is the enemy of God. Trust in God, not the arm of the flesh. Not dependency, but self reliance. Choose the path of most resistance, it only strengthens you. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. Addiction is a never ending fight that is only lost when the fighting stops. You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. The height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ... And this law is the expression of eternal justice.
1. Expectations & efforting
2. Transmutation & association
3. Prayer & meditation
6. Will power
7. The Devil's paradigm
8. Socialism & Liberalism
9. The great and abominable church
10. Ancient evil
11. Prophecy of adversity
12. Cosmism's endless struggle through adversity
Charity is the pure love of Christ, that which is most joyous to the soul, the greatest of all the gifts of God, perfect and everlasting. Charity, like love, is a verb, an action. Every action you choose to make can be based around your love of God, giving it great purpose, or based upon something less. Its your choice.
The Universe is teeming with activity. There is motion everywhere. Nothing ever stands still. All activity comes from mind. If we want to be in line with things we must move. This doesn't mean that we must strain or struggle, but we must be willing to do our part by letting the Law work through us.
God can do for us only as we will allow Him to do through us. Intelligence gives us ideas and in our turn we work on them. But our work is no longer done in any sense of doubt or fear, for we know that we are dealing with something that never makes a mistake. We proceed with a calm confidence born of the inner trust in a Power that is Infinite. Behind all of our movements, then, is a great purpose, to let the Law work through us.
As difficult as charity is to describe, it is rather easily recognized in the lives of those who possess it.
1. The charity paradigm
2. Desire & passion
3. Subconscious programming
4. Performance & ordinances
5. First things first
6. From stimulus to action
7. The hard work ethic
8. Steadfastness and repetition
9. The energy paradigm
10. Loving God in antiquity
11. Prophecy & charity
12. Universal love & peace
Of the four philosophical worlds that make up the universe, the physical world, or in other words, the world below, is the the world mostly studied by science. Science is the human endeavor to discover truths about this world. Scientists seek out answers through observation and experimentation. As we discover more and more, we are able to apply what we've learned to develop new technologies and to improve everyday life. But perhaps more importantly, as we gain knowledge through science, we are able to begin satisfying our deep-felt need to know more about ourselves.
This is why philosophy and science should never be separated. Science and philosophy have always learned from each other. Philosophy tirelessly draws from scientific discoveries fresh strength, material for broad generalizations, while to the sciences it imparts the world-view and methodological impulses of its universal principles. Many general guiding ideas that lie at the foundation of modern science were first enunciated by the perceptive force of philosophical thought.
1. The tree of science
2. Health and medicine
3. The animal kingdom
5. Art and entertainment
6. Stewardship and management
7. Technological advances
8. The science of the electric universe
9. Ancient science
10. Prophecy and science
11. Earth sciences
12. Planetary science
A majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.
Few realize this power behind understanding this relation between the world without and the world within. The world within is the cause, the world without the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.
The world within is the Universal fountain of supply, and the world without is the outlet to the stream. Our ability to receive depends upon our recognition of this Universal Fountain, this Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet, and so is one with every other individual.
2. The win/win paradigm
3. The art of influence
4. The art of sales
5. Human resources
6. Ancient economics and leadership
7. Prophecy and economics
8. Missionary work
9. Tithes, offerings, and taxes
10. Economics 101
11. Big business vs government
12. Telestial government
"Life and Love are ever one, And upon the same loom spun."
Love is difficult to describe, for it takes logic to describe it. Some say love is the highest vibration of all, and covers all our relations with our fellowmen. Some say love is the most important law in the universe, and he who is in harmony with this law will be in harmony with all of the others. They say it is the transgression of the law of love which causes all evil.
Love is the great force to which all men are subject, and is more vital and powerful than electricity. Love is the life of man, for without love, life is mere existence. Every soul, without exception, craves love and affection and atrophies for lack of it. To love and to be loved makes life worthwhile.
Love is the essence of Divine Nature, and since love is the nature of God, it must be the nature of man in a correspondingly lesser degree, for man is created in His image.
1. Logic and emotion
2. Physical touch
3. Gift giving
4. Words of affirmation
5. Acts of kindness
6. Seeking understanding
7. Love is mirrored in business
9. Prophecy and family
10. The family paradigm
11. Family responsibilities
12. The Gods and sex
"Two heads are better than one."
Synergy is the habit of creative cooperation. It is teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. But it doesn't just happen on its own. It's a process, and through that process, people bring all their personal experience and expertise to the table. Together, they can produce far better results that they could individually. Synergy lets us discover jointly things we are much less likely to discover by ourselves. It is the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. One plus one equals three, or six, or sixty--you name it.
When people begin to interact together genuinely, and they're open to each other's influence, they begin to gain new insight. The capability of inventing new approaches is increased exponentially because of differences.
Valuing differences is what really drives synergy. Do you truly value the mental, emotional, and psychological differences among people? Or do you wish everyone would just agree with you so you could all get along? Many people mistake uniformity for unity; sameness for oneness. One word--boring! Differences should be seen as strengths, not weaknesses. They add zest to life.
1. The synergy paradigm
2. Judgement and forgiveness
3. Law and criminology
5. Political symbolism
6. Political science
7. Social studies and sociology
8. Ancient politics and societies
9. Prophecy on politics
10. The Church
11. United order and the law of consecration
12. The Kingdom of God
History is important. In centuries past this statement would have seemed self-evident. Ancient cultures devoted much time and effort to teaching their children family history. It was thought that the past helps a child understand who he is. Modern society, however, has turned its back on the past. We live in a time of rapid change, a time of progress. We prefer to define ourselves in terms of where we are going, not where we come from. Our ancestors hold no importance for us. They lived in times so different from our own that they are incapable of shedding light on our experience. Man is so much smarter now than he was even ten years ago that anything from the past is outdated and irrelevant to us. Therefore the past, even the relatively recent past, is, in the minds of most of us, enshrouded by mists and only very vaguely perceived. Our ignorance of the past is not the result of a lack of information, but of indifference. We do not believe that history matters.
But history does matter. It has been said that he who controls the past controls the future. Our view of history shapes the way we view the present, and therefore it dictates what answers we offer for existing problems.
1. World history charts
3. The origins of man
5. The history of man
6. The history of religion
7. Temples: remembering our past
8. The history of philosophy and science
9. The history of mythology
10. The planetary encounter
11. The history of our solar system
12. Symbols of time
The majority of human beings on this planet believe in spirits - both their own spiritual aspect and the existence of non-physical spirits. Yet modern science has nothing to say about spirits and considers the subject non-relevant. Our use of the phrase "Spiritual principles" implies that "conscious life" exists at levels beyond the physical. We imply that there is a universal spirit or mind. We also imply that there are spiritual beings in the form of each one of us, as well as beings just like us existing throughout the universe both with and without physical bodies. Though science cannot prove it, we all know that thoughts and emotions like love, faith, fear, emotional suffering, and happiness alike exist in some form that should be provable using the correct science. By bridging the gap between our science institutions and our institutions of religion and philosophy, we open up many more avenues of ideas that help us in our quest to answer many important questions like "What does Cosmism have to do with my salvation?", "How did our ancestors deal with their spirituality?", why are we here?" "how did we get here?" "where are we going?". As part of this theory, we attempts to answer these types of questions as well as their association to ancient traditions, rituals, ordinances, and philosophies.
Weather spiritual or corporeal, principles are used everywhere. In Science, ancient history, the restored gospel, politics, economics, and our study of the electric universe.