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Imagine yourself in a great concert hall, sitting in a comfortable chair with thousands of people around you, listening as you listen, to a great singer. The singer is standing on the edge of the stage in front of you, and the colored lights are deep-hued and full and cross over before and behind one another dramatically. The bright, gay colors of the singers clothes go together in a striking ensemble. The colors compliment each other in a surprising but pleasing way. Perhaps there is a backdrop of every color of the rainbow.
The singer is singing a ballad or aria with heart breaking honesty. The lyrics grab your attention and pull you along. Every new word seems to fit in perfectly with the ones before it. The words are like poetry, with a hidden rhythm and melody all their own which makes an aesthetic counterpoint to the melody. Beneath this melody you notice the rich, well tuned accompaniment, whose vibrations are soothing to the body and the ear.
The singer is one you have known for a long time and have followed their progress with interest and empathy, as you both now go through the story that the ballad now tells. You feel as if you have gone through their life as well as your own. You feel the giddiness of their success and the chill of their failures. Now through the microphones and their precision-tuned resonators come the dramatic moment in the song. The singer holds the highest note and moves into the rich "head tones," opening up the inner body in full surrender to the music, so you can almost hear the overtones. The word is "LOVE" and the musical note is one pure love as well. The sound of the word "love" echoes off the walls and seems to reverberate into your ears and into deepest space.
Suddenly you realize with all your heart what the writer of the song was going through at the time it was written and you begin to cry, not out of sadness, but out of amazement and wonder that the walls have fallen between you and someone you never met. You found one small way that you are just like that person, like two little children who meet and find they have the same name. Then you realize that the thousands of other people in the room are experiencing the same song as you are at the exact same moment, and there is this one way that you are just like them too. You feel a tangible vibration of love between yourself and them. You feel the adjustment happening as all of you begin to get into tune with each other. The difference between the thousands of people melt away, and you begin to feel your heart open up like a door to the world of your dreams.
The singer ends the song with a bow. It is the end of the concert, and the audience jumps to its feet as one body and applauds and cheers. You feel yourself floating as if in an ocean of love and move along with the audience. The energy transports you to another world.
Has this ever happened to you? If any part of this is familiar to you, you have experienced resonance.
There is resonance in the lights and the colors of the performers outfit and the colors of the back drop. There is resonance in the sound of the accompanying instruments as the vibrating strings set the sounding board in motion, and resonance in the echoes of the hall. There is resonance between the words to the song. There is resonance within your ear and in your mind when you hear and understand a song. There is a different kind of resonance in the head and throat and body of the singer and in the inner workings of the microphone and a resonance the singer creates with the audience, the way a bell will set other bells to ringing.
And what is the audience goes out whistling the tunes? Then in a sense they set the whole world into song.
And sometimes we feel a resonance with the universe, and we perceive our own energy system as being plugged into the whole universal system and it feels like love, but it is impersonal and unconditional. Resonance is all these things, but more than anything else, it is what love feels like.
Resonance of this kind, like love, exists on many levels and in many different forms. There is an earthly resonance between lovers when the fiery light of passion is ignited in them. There is the resonance of the emotions when we feel concern for another person. There is a resonance of minds when we find someone whose questions are our own and whose sense of wonder and imagination sparks our own curiosity and understanding about life. And of course, there is a resonance between each of us as a purely spiritual entity. All souls are sparks of God, and if we consciously tune into that level of pure energy, we find an infinite supply of love and blessings available to us. After all, these sparks of energy exist in sound and light and vibration and are always in communication with the whole via the cosmic sound current. So who is there in the human form that is not soul in disguise, and who it there that we cannot love? What is needed is to become soul consciously, to become that being which is, moves and has its being in God.
Resonance is also the name of a magazine devoted to beauty of all kinds. Beauty in all the arts, in nature, science, ideas, but most of all, in people. And the thing that is in people that puts the beauty there and puts the curiosity there, the concern for others and the passion, is the spark of love called Soul. Soul does all this through our various vehicles; the mind, the emotions, and the body. And when soul commands the body to pick up the pen, the brush or the instrument, the beauty seeps out into the world, and Resonance collects it up as an offering to the Supreme Listener of the universe on behalf of all who wish to serve. Whatever your name for this spark of being some call God, we invite you to join us on our journey, our quest to explore the far reaches of the world of Resonance.
Like the Sirens of Jasons Odyssey, the field of Sympathetic Association, beckons us irresistibly toward the destruction of our own familiar vessels of security - stirring our imaginations into voyages that span the cosmos, then returning us once again to the hidden depths of the nuclear realm. As it illuminates our path, into those vast and seemingly incomprehensible dimensions as space and time, it serves to probe a truly Universal Force - the magnitude of which, staggers our finite perceptive abilities. And yet, this same Power seems to simultaneously demonstrate - by a means left to the individual interpretation of the reader - a kind of orderly, and conscious intent. It is at this juncture of cognition, this threshold of inspired understanding, that we find ourselves swept into ancient traditions - back to an era, where science and religion were the unified "Mandates for Passage," into the crypts of esoteric mysteries.
Sympathetic Association is not a path for the timid, since to broaden ones knowledge, is to do so at the risk of extinguishing (in part or whole) what may have taken a life time to establish. Yet, as uncomfortable as this may be, it far outweighs clinging to inaccurate convictions, that will inevitably cause even greater pain. As a very wise and elderly woman once said: "when something has outlived its usefulness, get rid of it!" (1) Like obsolete baggage, a researchers views of the Forces in Nature, once outdated, must be cleared of inaccuracies. And yet each new insight brings with it, the mixed blessings of both positive and negative effects. As in most fields of research, Sympathetic Association offers no "quick" and easy path to the wisdom of Solomon. This brings to mind a passage from a discourse between an Eastern student and his Master Teacher, it is as follows:
Student: Master, does the road wind uphill all the way?
Master: Yes, to the very end.
Student: Will the days journey take the whole long day?
Master: From morn to night, my friend.
What then is the way? What path leads to the wisdom of Natures most cherished secrets? Is there any credence at all, to the ancient traditions set down in Hermetic and Kabalistic teachings? Are the Alkahest, Philosophers Stone, and the Elixir of Life, as taught by men such as Paracelsus, merely fantasies of ignorance? And, what is the hidden meaning so long sought after within the sacred Hexagram - the Star of David? These, and many more questions require not only the modern knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics, but the study of world religion and philosophy as well. In considering the works of Hermes, Paracelsus, Pythagoras, Van Helmont, Tesla, and Keely, (to name just a few) it may be important to ask "What did they mean in their own language?," and "In what ways do their teachings correspond to all others, in all times?" Sympathetic Association does not simply require, rather it DEMANDS a knowledge of the Universally Historical Traditions. And yet, in what universally acceptable manner, would it ever be possible to set before this society, a scientific system, the foundations of which, lie rooted in the depths of ancient religious traditions? To that, only time may tell. For the present however, it is enough to consider, the symbolic representations of Ak’sa, Light, Ether, Electricity, Fire, Water, and Earth, as holding profound, esoteric translations, which may well lead us into a future as yet undreamt of.
Those who move into the dimensions of Sympathetic Harmonics, cross a comprehension-threshold of no return. They stride the cutting edge not only of new technologies, but of a new awakening - within themselves, as well as within the race. And, as with any change, there is an element of danger from forces which seek to prevent this Right of Passage. These forces, which are possessed of both power and wealth, have evolved through generations of exploiting crude, and often thoughtless technologies. Yet as darkness differs from the light of day, so does Sympathetic Association differ from that which has gone before. For although this encompassing field is broad and its potential applications limited only by imagination, its underlying precept remains constant - that humanity is inseparably bound to nature, which in turn, is inseparably bound through the Principles of a Primary Energy.
In time, the application of these same Universal Principles, may grow into new and wondrous technologies, such as those to one day drive the coming global-industrial-complex. And at the heart of these dynamics, will lie the rhythmic pulsations of tremendously powerful engines - being keyed in unison, with the harmonic resonations of those very forces that drive the star systems, yet simultaneously charge the smallest of the nuclear structures. The field of Sympathetic Association may well include forms of non-electrical luminosity, lighting rural and urban centers with the brightness of day - each point of light being independently sustained; the purification, condensation, evaporation, and/or desalinization of water - perhaps reducing to some degree, the extent of human suffering; the transmutation of toxic chemicals and nuclear wastes into environmentally safe elements - along with correcting what damage already exists; harmonically deactivating fire - thus saving lives and property; heating and cooking without fuel - that the environments burden may be lightened, and those of lesser economic station may be spared the biting chill of winter; viral and biological disease treatment - through the dissociation of vital elements within the attacking parasites; and, celestial vehicles of the most flowing and aesthetic designs - having been released from the bonds of gravity by the Great Laws, and propelled through magnetically shaped fields at speeds far in excess of present day craft.
Navigating by the charts of ancient mariners, while standing upon the decks of modern science, the new explorers in the fields of Sympathetic Association, will venture out into the power and mystery of Natures Forces. While firmly clasping the riggings of humility, objectivity, and reverence for all Life, these new mariners will bid the Keeper "unlock the harmonic trove!" and thereby pass on the keys to a new generation of workers. A generation whose hearts will remain ever sealed, in Symphonic Unity with the Essence of all Creation.
(1) Peace Pilgrim. More information upon request.
(2) Theosophical Literature. Exact source unknown.
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