TOP Asks for Help: The ideas and patterns presented here are inevitably speculative. However, these conjectures deserve attention because they have implications for how we live and how we relate to each other. Advise me of inconsistencies, incoherence and errors. Ask questions. Offer improvements. Raise issues. Take notice.
Personalized and externalized, a Model Being, much like its , takes on a life of its own within an imagined psychosocial reality. In considering how any Model Being functions, it is natural to identify discrete , one for each. It then becomes evident that, as flesh-and-blood human beings, we all somehow engage with these ; even if, for some of them, only in an imaginative and transcendental way.
The Model Beings were discovered through reflecting on the . Although the are not discrete disembodied beings in their own right, it must be easy to think of them that way. That is probably because are coherent systems of and purpose and value loom so large in endeavours, social life and any conception of what it is to «be human».
Most human functioning is on the lowest two Divine Planes (L5. L6 & L7), these have an effect on the (to be investigated further in the next section). Movement between on a temporary basis is common and taken for granted.( ), because that is the world of work. However, it is also possible to function on the ( ), because they are the world of service, accessible if the necessities of life are handled. Although it is not possible to function on the
There is nothing new in these ideas of Heaven, Earth and the various Model Beings. They are the outcome of universal cultural imperatives to promote and support a higher form of ethical-creative existence amongst at least some, and ideally all, members of society.
Identifying the emergence of these primordial ideas from an underlyingis new. It is the outcome of rational reflective inquiry, not personal or social attempts to persuade you to live well, nor any hidden religious agenda to indoctrinate and socialize.
The THEE proposition is that the Model Beings are unselfconscious projections of inner experience into the outer world with imaginative refinement to make them perfect and complete. Refinement and elaboration are needed to ensure the descriptions are suitable as models for members of that particular culture.
These imaginary Beings can be found in all spiritual and philosophical traditions, often associated with intense arguments over the details of structures and beliefs. So intense are disputes amongst and within religions, that evil is released and people start killing each other over what are trivialities in the grand scheme of things.
To restate: Religious cosmogonies and spiritual philosophies are often highly complex: but that is simply because once something basic is noticed, the imagination gets to work on it and elaborates it further to meet personal and communal needs. While science inherently seeks and values simplification, there is no need to simplify in social life. Elaboration is often desirable for some. The natural preoccupation with power within the religious fraternity, and rivalries amongst scholarly disciplines, encourages complexity in order to awe and control. There is a proliferation of small differences to justify claims of uniqueness.
Exactly the same elaboration occurs with Mindful Being-RH'L2. Much psychology and psychotherapy literature is simply an exploration and investigation of the multiplicity of phenomena on the . The power-minded within the fraternity develop their own sects and schools, organizations and bureaucracies, interest groups and inter-disciplines. Each of these proliferates rigid requirements for initiation, authorization and continuing participation.
OR: Consider the interactions of Beings on different Planes.
Originally posted: 12-Oct-2012