Wissen für das Leben auf der Neuen Erde

What`s Love

Excerpt from the book ''Gnostic Tradition of Western Philosophy'' Part 3: The Language as the Limit of Gnosis, p. 244, 2004, by Georgi Stankov

What we mean by love today, be it in literature, arts or in everyday life, has, in the vast majority of the cases, nothing to do with the original astral-energetic phenomenon of love, but only with angst-related interpretations of various patterns of dependency that are summarized under the term “love”. This circumstance explains the many confusions and misconceptions that occur nowhere so massively as in love relationships and provide substance for countless literary presentations. Even this book is not immune to this objection. I often use the term “unconditional love” to distinguish the concept from the ordinary conception of love, knowing that I am thereby committing a tautology: true love is always unconditional.

If one regards love as an astral-energetic phenomenon – and there is no other truthful way of looking at it – then this term describes a highly advanced state of constructive interference on the psychic level, which is also fully accepted and internalized by the mind without any restrictions and in full awareness of it. Such a state can be achieved by the incarnated soul only at the end of her “path of love and enlightenment”, that is, only at the end of her incarnation cycle. Therefore earthly love is not a state, but a process.

The incarnated soul has to experience all spectra of her feelings that are triggered by the most exalted and the most abysmal experiences; she has to go repeatedly up and down on the intensity scale of her feelings until she learns to deal with them in a creative way. It is obvious that in this exercise, the mind must continually face the challenge of mastering these tremendous emotional astral energies. The human mind has to play the role of the emotional tamer for a lifetime, even in those moments when the emotions seem to be slumbering.

The proper handling of the full range of human emotions can not be learned within one incarnation. Even an incarnation cycle of 70-80 lives is not enough to experience and cope with all the emotions and emotional intensities. What a man can achieve, however, is a deep understanding of all the feelings and develop a non-judgemental acceptance in the realization that all positive and negative emotions are an inseparable part of his earthly existence that merge with increasing experience to a harmonious Whole because they are energetic U-sets and can not be mutually exclusive.

Like the white light that results from the fusion of all visible spectral colors which can be separated again at any time, so too is love the end product of the merging of all feelings – the joyful and the painful – that can always be experienced separately even by old souls. Love is the constructive interference of all feelings without exception. This amalgamation manifests itself at the level of the mind as unconditional acceptance.

Within this model, one can imagine that each spectral color can be arbitrarily assigned to a particular pattern of emotion, for example: the red color – to anger, the green color – to envy, the yellow color – to jealousy, the violet color – to grief, etc. The human being passes through all the colors and feelings during his earthly incarnations and stores them as emotional memory. Throughout this process, the incarnated personality realizes that the psychic energy, like all energy in general, is constantly in motion so that one is not always angry, sad, envious or jealous but also experiences moments of contentment, happiness, magnanimity and so on. As experience grows, man learns to handle mentally these volatile emotional states more and more confidently and guide them in the desired direction by accepting them as part of his earthly identity and bringing them into harmony with each other. In this way the incarnated personality raises the vibrations of her emotional and mental body and abolishes low-frequency fear patterns.

Without going into detail, because this subject is almost inexhaustible, that much should be said: from incarnation to incarnation the personality develops the ability to harmonize her diverse feelings and to transform them into love. A painful experience, which each person makes in the incarnation process, is that one cannot deny one’s feelings, for in this case they do not dissolve, but become energetically condensed and are stored deep in the cellular memory. From there they can, with the slightest opportunity, break out with great violence and cause evil.

The “belle epoque” of the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century that was shaped by the idea of a petty-bourgeois idyll in which violence, hatred and aggression did not appear superficially, but at most in the scientifically permissive form of modern psychoanalysis, ended, as is well known, into the unimaginable atrocities of the First World War, which destroyed this idyll with one fell-swoop forever. Energy must flow – especially the energy of emotions. Notwithstanding this historical experience, one of the greatest mistakes of our time – the belief in “politically correctness” which demands that negative emotions, such as hatred, aggression, greed, etc., must be repressed in order to develop positive emotions – celebrates an unprecedented renaissance.

Nothing is more fallacious than that! By suppressing hatred, one will not create love because love is not the opposite of hatred. Feelings are not N-sets that are mutually exclusive, but U-sets that mingle like the colors of the visible spectrum in order to create the white light of love. Only when the entire spectrum of feelings is present, can the white light of love arise. From this consideration it follows that emotions are extremely dynamic, fluent energetic conditions that cannot be verbally expressed in fixed terms.

This static conception of the nature of emotions is the main source of countless aberrations and illusions that are so stubborn and intractable that no experience, no matter how painful, can erase them. A common illusion of “a twosome love” is that in the ideal case it should be eternal and unbreakable – the togetherness should stand as a bulwark against the iniquity of life and grant eternal happiness. In this illusion, the idea of love as a process of give and take plays a central role. Man feels unhappy and believes that he must be loved by the partner, that is to say, he must receive love from him in order to be happy; or one is unhappy because one does not get enough love from the partner.

Love is seen as a kind of barter, which is in addition a scarce commodity, so that most people cling to love as to a precious fetish under the current socio-cultural conditions and develop various negative feelings, such as jealousy, envy, inferiority based on this mental aberration and repine their entire lifetime. What fell by the wayside is love itself.

Love is a psycho-mental state of maturity. Man does not need to be loved by another person in order to be happy, and he cannot be either. Rather, man must, first and foremost, love himself unconditionally, with all his positive and negative features, and then emanate that love to other people. As love draws even more love, enough people will find themselves receiving and reciprocating that unconditional love that emanates from a content and happy person. If a person is torn apart by his own making and is driven by debased feelings of angst, even the greatest love will not be able to make him happy and content in the long run.

Each person must therefore learn to first generate love within himself – to bring the antagonistic feelings of his psyche into harmony. An important insight that everyone makes on this earth is that a perfect twosome love is not possible in a physical body because the human being is, in an incarnated state, energetically separated and must inevitably feel lonely, even if he is never alone: his excarnated soulmates are in an incessant telepathic contact with him and convey to him a transcendental love, which he experiences on the earth, during the few lousy years, as an unattainable yearning for the lost paradise of the higher realms.

From this brief treatise of love, we realize how profoundly misunderstood most psychic phenomena are and how inadequate their linguistic presentation is. If one takes the languages with the biggest vocabulary, such as English and Italian, and examines there all the terms that reflect feelings and other emotional states and experiences, one would quickly realize that even such cultural languages do not have very many terms covering the large area of the human psyche. In addition, most terms are inadequate to properly grasp the extremely dynamic, fleeting nature of emotions. This is partly due to the fact that the human mind is extremely conservative and fears any change, especially of a psychic nature. For this reason, the ego-mind produces various fear-based beliefs and recommendations on how to tame emotions and make them more steadfast.

While these endeavors are doomed to failure, as life proves time after time, and has been convincingly shown in many literary and other works of art, the mind continues to stubbornly insist on its false beliefs about how the feelings should be, and does not appreciate any exploration to find out how the emotions truly are as astral-energetic phenomena. This fear-triggered self-censorship explains why the inexhaustible range of human feelings is treated conceptually by all languages in a very profane manner. The gnostic value of such verbal representation of the psyche is very small.