An attempt to capture the divine spirit
May 18th 2016
How could a mystical experience be described?… By means of prayer, meditation and contemplation, the mystic strives to capture the divine spirit and preserve it in their soul. This capturing takes the form of an illumination, a rapture, an ecstasy. Unfortunately, these higher states do not last, and the mystic very quickly drops back down to their ordinary level of consciousness; and renewed and persistent effort is needed to find these higher states again. Only those beings who have been able to prepare the right receptacle within are able to retain the divine spirit. This is the receptacle the esoteric tradition calls ‘the holy grail’. Alchemists, who use another language, speak of ‘fixing the volatile’. But in order for the volatile, the cosmic spirit, to be fixed, it has to be condensed and made into matter, and this is only possible by working simultaneously with the opposite process, that of ‘making the fixed – the physical body – volatile’. So we must also focus our efforts on the matter of our physical body, to purify it and bring it more light. For the spirit is only willing to come and live in a body which vibrates in unison with it.