Self-investigation transforms consciousness, providing meaning as man mirrors the cosmic order, integrating its purposes and energies to learn of the all-penetrating hierarchy of purposeful law that pervades reality. Everything is the expression of this law. Microcosmic man maintains its natural inclination through Desire, the causal agency governing fate. Scientific technology is the instrument of this natural energy that binds him to nature. As science searches for order and pattern objectively, dividing thought from feeling through separation, compartmentalization, and categorization, Microcosmic man's wisdom becomes fragmented, and recollection of truth is established as the sole essential task of human life.
As the macrocosm educates the microcosm through experience of Self, its relationship between purposeful energies manifesting consciousness is unveiled so that a need for an exceptional state of consciousness to think intelligently becomes apparent. Mind is nature, and thought reaffirms the ego's self. This ego strives to know everything that it reflects, using modern science to distinguish reality from illusion. The Universe teaches its wisdom through divine pattern copied by human intellect, preparing us for ideas and psychological forms of sacred teachings, without which a meaningless existence of ignorance would provide only death. Our most sacred tradition is the science of transmitting this recognizable truth so that it can enter correctly and harmoniously into the human psyche. As the universal intelligence of natural life reaches us through the ideas of these sacred teachings, a symbolic understanding corresponds to an outer reality and man is shown to be the living symbol of the cosmos, a microcosm of eternal complexity. Religion communicates the purpose of this existence so one experiences their place in the cosmos, binding each to the other. Perhaps the control of evolution is the logical climax of evolution itself? "The task for us is to recognize that our understanding of nature may be a function of our level of consciousness, and that a new kind of biology is possible only on the basis of a change of consciousness." Amor Fati.
Science itself is devoid of consciousness and purposefulness. Slaves are bonded to the effects of causes and unable to distinguish a cause from its effect. Ignorance blinds him from causality in connection to cosmic laws, to be overcome only through study and discipline of inner experience. Yet the causal energies of the universe develop in microcosmic man according to patterns that shape the cosmos in a living reflection of total reality. Thus, perfected microcosmic man is an agent of the fundamental causal power of cosmos, an effect of unknown causal power, and an expression of the unknown laws not yet understood. What universe is available to those unable to control their attention, when suggestibility offers another reality as the sum total product of man's passive attention, unaware of perceptions, with thoughts and emotions constructing illusory objects and events? Reality is conceived of as the mental construct of layered illusions. Access to life-force allows for a change in being, necessitating one's attention to processes of self (thoughts, sensations, emotions) and the comprehension of the contents of the mind (dispositions, perceptions, reactions, experiences, mindfulness, observance, respect, contemplation...)
Psychology as the sacred science of man living in conscious accord with these fundamental causal laws is called Magic. Man, developed through the growth of will, becomes an instrument of higher cosmic energies transformed to consciously manifest the fundamental power of the universe. His soul is transformed through gnosis as power derives from experiential and practical knowledge of real causes. This esoteric sacred science allows for the mastery of the movement of force between creator and his creation, exhibiting patterns of energy in the inner life and world around. Illusion, trickery, deception, misdirection (weakness of human attention), socially conditioned/influenced perception, associations, assumptions--each demonstrates the ongoing tension between intellectual brilliance and the passivity of (in)attention.
Knowledge of reality and the forms of energy that controls power arise spontaneously, drawing attention to and evoking the conscious energy of universal power. Intellect emanating from the macrocosm into us is strengthened by this power, holding the attention of perfection and divine providence. The true perfection of man involves the inner absorption of ideas so as to attain properties of immortality, power, and the ability to live in a world of real causes, beginning with the growth of human attention to the lower and higher elements in his self. Man is the bridge of awareness evoked by the struggle for this active attention, without which it would not be possible to see the inner aspects of reality as it is hidden in the appearances of the universe and its offered teachings. Failure of this attention causes one's desire to shape thought and understanding, and so, action. Without real power one acts in a false world, a fictitious construct of the ordinary, passively attracted mind.
We must look for systems of ideas that expose and unify man's fragmented, warring inner nature that guides us to a discipline of self-interrogations. This path is the way of the sacred science. For a community of seekers, this is the science of self-investigation for psychological understanding, the key to living in perfect balance with the manifest universe freed from limitation and necessity, expressing nature in word and deed.