"Vision of A New Culture"
The Original Tradition

GREAT MOTHER
BUDDHISM

MOTHER CHURCH/
CHURCH OF THE MOTHER

"You don't find the Grail,
the Grail is finding you"

THE VISION OF THE GRAIL

PS. Previously, in my website I used the term "Oracle". It has to be replaced by "Cosmic Coaching"

See also:
"BOOK OF THE DEAD"

 

 

Mother's Storehouse
The Universal Cycle

Just to give you an impression of the All-Embracing Womb
and Her spiritual-religious-cultural-psychological dimensions

The Original Tradition
Beyond any beginning there is Absolute Emptiness. It is the Vacuum, the Abyss of the universe, the Cosmic Womb embracing all existence, the Origin of the Law of the Universe. Early mankind - the great matriarchal cultures - acknowledged Her as the Ultimate Reality, hence calling Her the Great Mother.

Emptiness beyond Emptiness
Some religions have still connections to the Orginal Great Mother. Despite patriarchal manipulations some have even preserved original meaning. However, the words and concepts have often changed. Lao Tze was still entirely dedicated to the Old Tradition - hence his Tao Te Ching breathes the beauty of "old times", while the Buddha prefered to use abstract terms.  In Taoism Emptiness is called Tao (Womb), in Buddhism She is called Nirvana.

The Law of Creation/Preservation and Destruction
The Ultimate includes the primary Law of the Universe, that of the Unity of Creation, Preservation and Destruction. Everything without any exception is ruled by it. This universal Law is especially emphasized by Hinduism. The original Mother was replaced by patriarchal Divinity having three aspects: Brahman (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Shiva (the Destroyer).

Goddesses
These are aspects of the original Great Mother. The latter including dearth, rebirth and interconnectedness. Though disintegration of the Mother, parts splitt off, starting to live a life on their own. It resulted in all kinds of "entities", representing aspects like fertility, protectress against illnesses, promotress of prosperity, savioress or also devouring ones, like the Hindu Goddess Kali. Goddesses are worshipped by Pagan and Wicca groups.  

The One God
Uninterruptedly emptying Herself beyond Emptiness - in Her incomprehensible Vacuum - the Divine is born, while returning to Her in the selfsame Eternal Moment. It is the Great Transparency, the Eternal Light, the Omnipresent Being, the Object of devotion of all great monotheistic religions e.g. Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The Self
This includes the birth of the Divine Spark as it can be found in the Gnostic and Mystical traditions of all major religions, alchemy, and e.g. spiritual humanism and "common" individuals. Including famous teachers like Hermes Trismegistos, Pythagoras, Sokrates, Plato, Plotinos, Valentinus, Eckehart, Giordano Bruno, Spinoza, Mme Guyon, and many more....  

The harmony of macro- and microcosmos
The notion of harmony between macro- and microcosmos is widespread. It assumes that the Law of Heaven is (and thus should be) reflected by the culture, the social structure and the behavior of people, an ideal mostly symbolized by a "heavenly" ruler. This concept of harmony is most outspoken in Javanese culture.

The bipolarity of existence
Once expressing Itself in the visible world, the Divine (Tao) separates Itself in the unity of opposites, two complementary forces explaining the origin of the world. Heaven and earth are the physical representation of yin and yang, symbolizing the intercourse of female and male. It is a cornerstone of Chinese universism.

The ten thousand things: spirited nature
After the Divine (Great Spirit) has manifested, the visible world separates itself in the "ten thousand things": the universe. Nature is spirited, the "body of the Divine", an inseparate part of the Whole. Every living creature has its spirit rooted in the great Spirit and its body rooted in the earth. It is the main belief of Shinto (kami) and indigenous peoples around the world.

Spirits or Ghosts
The "spirits" also constitute the human environment, both within and without. Depending on culture, education and psychology certain aspects of personality (spirits, subpersonalities, dreams, voices) are accepted and beneficial, while others are excluded thus becoming harmful. E.g. African and Creole practices like voodoo, brua and winti are dealing with them.

The ego
Finally the I ("ego") became separated from the Self. This disconnected, alienated part of personality is characteristic to the Western mind. It started a life of its own, on its own and for its own. It had to rely on ratio-only with humanism as its positive outcome. However, because of its inability to return to the Source it more and more blew itself up. It is the driving force behind materialism, expansion and exploitation. Thrown upon itself it desperately longs for reuniting with the Origin, thus closing the Cycle....

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