“If I had a world of my own … nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t” ~ Alice, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Enchanted Universe section looked at creation through the discoveries of the mystics and modern science. What we assume to be the universe turns out to be a mirage – a holographic projection of light waves shaped into the objects of creation and displayed on the screen of time and space. Through the magic spell of maya, or cosmic hypnosis, it all looks and feels quite real. But it is not.
The mystics tell us that the universe was created by Spirit as a fantasy playground. To enhance the enjoyment of His creation, Spirit fashioned a multitude of unique individualized extensions of Itself in order to play and be entertained in creation through many forms. The form that offers Spirit the most freedom to play, create and be entertained is the human form. Human beings have unique and distinguishing features. Humans have self-consciousness, i.e. humans are aware of themselves, aware of being conscious, and have the ability to explore their consciousness and fathom their existence. A human is the only form with a soul that is capable of fully expressing divinity. As well, human beings have been given free will in order to make choices of their own volition and to act as mini-creators in Spirit’s creation. We are gods – individualized Spirit. Why do we not feel like gods as we undertake our adventures in creation’s playground?
The stupendous voyage that each soul takes though the realms of creation has been described by various mystics over the ages. It is a remarkable odyssey in which one encounters all the dualities of this world - bliss and sorrow, pleasure and pain, immortality and mortality, limitless awareness and narrow vision, light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall of great civilizations, laughter and tears, etc.
Each of us starts and ends with the infinite consciousness of the Supreme Being. In between, we participate with various levels of consciousness in the phantasmagoria of the cosmic playground – an illusory fantasy land of vibratory light energy.
The first sub-section, Adventures in Wonderland, characterizes the several states or stages that the soul goes through during its experiences within creation.
The following sub-sections are also included; all topics that relate closely to the above;