One might expect that the rising of the temple to the top of a hill where the Ferryman’s hut once stood would be the culmination of our story. Not so! First, before we can address the other culminations, we have to think about what this event means.
The temple broke through the earth from its underground placement. This symbolizes ’emergence.’ At the top of a hill overlooking the river signifies ‘visibility.’ The Temple is a building, but its significance is not in it’s structure. The ‘temple’ is the individual who has broken through their own physical grounding to become a presence in the spiritual awareness world. We remain, in this life, physical. But that is not a ‘limitation.’ We can also gain various appreciations of, and contact with, the spiritual side of our perpetual consciousness.
I find the term Perpetual Consciousness to be thought provoking. I have not read it or seen it used before, but it does force the reader to consider its implications. Our religious institutions stopped using references and teachings of reincarnation in the early centuries, perhaps the fifth century when a lot political infighting was going on between factions of Christianity. So, after that, no ‘reincarnation.’ The individual’s life and church practices would be built up around following rules and guidance for this life only. Control.
Later, after the Crusades and with the publication of Dante’s Inferno, the idea of Hell was more fully adopted. More control, more regimentation of thought.
With a broadening of world communication and the sharing of ideas, and the publication and teaching, and demonstration, of spiritual practices we have come to see that something else might lie before us. The Dali Lama, the beliefs and practices from the orient lands, our many faith healers, and psychics, and mystery schools, and Rudolph Steiner (a spiritual scientist), and the stories that will be presented on this blog site will all support this idea of Perpetual Consciousness. We do not die, We, as thinking beings, may leave and return to physical bodies, but we primarily live in an energy universe where our ‘heaven’ is wherever we choose to experience it. Our spiritual home is where we grown and continue to expand our consciousness between our experiences here on Earth.
So, the emergence of the Temple relates to many things, but primarily it relates to our own breakthrough in anticipating, recognizing, and achieving greater consciousness and even being able to find our soul-self and greater life purpose here on Earth while we are living here on Earth.