‘War is to dissonance as
what God is to true peace.’
Hath no hand seen naught of travails of plight in blinded night
no worse than thou see’st them take place in the light of day,
treaties and agreements, treatises and thesis abound… so damn
long as to be unclear, mottled with truths unkept… left to play,
man says he is for peace but peace comes by way of God’s own
order to life’s existence, to disregard Him is to slight all hope,
can naught mankind sees as the truth that God offers us all here or
would he/she completely turn his/her head and naught so cope?
Licentiates of “Noble Orders” have but offered Noetic Sciences…
claim,”Inner wisdom, direct knowing or subjective understanding,”
this is naught but solely relative to mankind and, indeed, man’s
savory answer without God, and so leads to all mankind’s failing,
to slight God and His connection to mankind… for the war exists
on a spiritual level and within the minds of those so unconvinced,
the mote of wonder, the speck of hope or glimmer to wonder on is
the scintilla that brings it all down, truth chopped and even minced,
eye hath naught seen nor ear hath naught heard of the marvelous
things God has in store for us… should we so seriously then believe
but man would cast his own shadow to lead us all to this fall we do
head toward, and our soul’s discontentment the goal we’s so relieve.
“So mote it be,” a quote used by Pagans and claimed to be understood,”As God wills it to be.” Another popular Wiccan saying is this,”An’ it harm none. Do what thou wilt.”
What is listed below comes directly from the Institute of Noetic Sciences and you can read what they are all about but compare this to what the word of God says in Ephesians 6:12…
Ephesians 6:12 KJV For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
For centuries, philosophers from Plato forward have used the term noetic to refer to experiences that pioneering psychologist William James (1902) described as: states of insight into depths of truth unplumbed by the discursive intellect. They are illuminations, revelations, full of significance and importance, all inarticulate though they remain, and as a rule they carry with them a curious sense of authority.
The term noetic sciences was first coined in 1973 when the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) was founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who two years earlier became the sixth man to walk on the moon. Ironically, it was the trip back home that Mitchell recalls most, during which he felt a profound sense of universal connectedness- what he later described as a samadhi experience. In Mitchell’s own words:
“The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes… The knowledge came to me directly.”
It led him to conclude that reality is more complex, subtle, and mysterious than conventional science had led him to believe. Perhaps a deeper understanding of consciousness (inner space) could lead to a new and expanded understanding of reality in which objective and subjective, outer and inner, are understood as co-equal aspects of the miracle of being. It was the intersection of knowledge systems that led Dr. Mitchell to launch the interdisciplinary field of noetic sciences.
Why Consciousness Matters [this from IONS]
Con*scious*ness: In our work, personal consciousness is awareness- how an individual perceives and interprets his or her environment, including beliefs, intentions, attitudes, emotions, and all aspects of his or her subjective experience. Collective consciousness is how a group (an institution, a society, a species) perceives and translates the world around them.
Con*scious*ness trans*for*ma*tion: A fundamental shift in perspective or worldview that results in an expanded understanding of self and the nature of reality.
World*view: The beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and assumptions through which we filter our understanding of the world and our place in it.
The essential hypothesis underlying the noetic sciences is simply that consciousness matters. The question is when, how, and why does it matter?
There are several ways we can know the world around us. Science focuses on external observation and is grounded in objective evaluation, measurement and experimentation. This is useful in increasing objectivity and reducing bias and in accuracy as we interpret what we observe. But another way of knowing is subjective or internal, including gut feelings, intuition, and hunches- the way you know you love your children, for example, or experiences you have that cannot be explained or proven “rationally” but feel absolutely real. This way of knowing is what we call noetic.
This is what comes to us from reading the Bible, the Hebrew text given us by God Himself, referring to knowledge…
The Old Testament. The Hebrew root yada [[;d”y],translated “know”/”knowledge, ” appears almost 950 times in the Hebrew Bible. It has a wider sweep than our English word “know, ” including perceiving, learning, understanding, willing, performing, and experiencing. To know is not to be intellectually informed about some abstract principle, but to apprehend and experience reality. Knowledge is not the possession of information, but rather its exercise or actualization.
Thus, biblically to know God is not to know about him in an abstract and impersonal manner, but rather to enter into his saving actions ( Micah 6:5 ). To know God is not to struggle philosophically with his eternal essence, but rather to recognize and accept his claims. It is not some mystical contemplation, but dutiful obedience.
In the doing of justice and righteousness, Josiah is said to have known God ( Jer 22:15-16 ). True knowledge of God involves obeying the stipulations of his covenant. It is expressed in living conformity to his will. The opposite of knowledge is not ignorance, but rebellion ( Jer22:11-14 ).
Proverbs 5:1 KJV My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
This connection of wisdom and understanding is frequent ( Proverbs 2:2 , 3:7 ); the first denotes the use of wise means for wise ends; the other, the exercise of a proper discrimination in their discovery.
[ …here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men’s minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan’s method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm’s way. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow.]