This is the Fourth of a series of eight blogs (4 blogs with 2 parts each blog that will be presented one per week) where I present the basics of the book my late Father-In-Law Dennis Milner, completed just before his ascension – Kosmos.
2b – An Evolutionary-Wholistic View of Creation
The nature and workings of the Absolute – Continued
This description of everything being part of a self evolving God/Absolute is not new, it was expressed in the ancient aphorism6.
God sleeps in the mineral
Dreams in the vegetable
Stirs in the animal
Awakens in Man
According to this viewpoint God/the Absolute evolves through the stages of a mineral-like state, a vegetable-like state, an animal-like state and then fully awakens in Humanity. In humanity it/we are developing a conscious awareness of the nature and workings of everything and the conscious ability to exploit potentials for further development. But, according to the ECEs we are only at the beginning of this phase of evolution:
Brian: Evolution hasn’t really started yet, not proper evolution. Humanity will evolve to huge heights. It’s going to be an intimate working with each other at spiritual levels in a spiritual evolution. In the present evolution there have been a few individuals who have reached heights and brought some awareness of it back. What will happen is that everyone will be doing these things. Ordinary common people – this is the point of the group – we are ordinary people. All this stuff that we have begun to understand and expose is for mankind, everyone to work with. The point of this experiment is conveying this knowledge to other people. Not to influence society and not to make big noises, but to live it ourselves, to give it to our immediate acquaintances, to put it out the best way we can to people we don’t know, but aiming it low not high. It’s not to be esoteric, it’s not to be clever. Its point is to bring knowledge of this other world and this greatness to life. Our particular inclination is towards understanding and knowledge. This is what we are doing and what we are after. But there are hundreds of groups that are doing the same thing as us but in medicine, in poetry and art and literature and all walks of life, in business and warfare. In everything it is bringing it to ordinary levels and living these things – to mix these spiritual worlds with daily life – not in an orthodox religious way. It’s just a life that is lived, without thinking that this is an alternative or new way, but that this is the natural way.
The Workings of the Absolute Viewpoint and the Modern Scientific Big Bang Theory of Creation
At first sight it would seem that there is a conflict between these two viewpoints but this was resolved by other ECE imagery, that Brian was given:
Brian: I see a band surrounded by emptiness on all sides. It is a living band, it’s like a primitive creature, a Uroborus which is eating its tail — This has become a spectrum that forms a loop which is a series of spectra that go round and make a circuit, fig 6.
Fig.6. Brian’s expanded consciousness imagery of a ring of ‘spectra of creation’ through which an active principle works.
Travelling in the circuit is a flow going round and round. All the spectra are different, so that this circulation experiences different things as it passes through the various spectra. It’s not that this circulation has any form of intelligence or in fact, inquisitiveness or anything like that. It is just that it is dynamic and goes round the ring. There is no centre to this thing, but what you would call consciousness comes from the passage of this flow across the spectrum. The dynamic part lights up the different bits of the spectra as it goes round. Consciousness arises at the interface between the spectrum that gets lit and the flow that goes past it. As the active part flows on it lights up a different spectrum and the first lot die down. It’s not that they lose consciousness because they don’t actually have consciousness. Consciousness is a continuous thing. It goes round with the circuit. It’s entirely within — Now there is a tension and an explosion from the centre of the ring. The active flow has been dissipated and the spectrum has been shattered, fragmented. The activity likes to flow in channels, or it likes to flow. It then wafts around like a breeze in the morning. It passes over all the various fragments that have been dispersed and consciousness begins to arise at all these separate interfaces. Now I see it pull together again and I have an image of a little tiny hard grey solid sphere. This then blows up with tremendous force and violence. Then it is sucked back down and you’ve got this little ball again.
When it first becomes active, the Kosmos undergoes random eruptions, in each of which an aspect of its energy/self is activated. Then its activity evolves, to become a continuous circulation through the ‘spectra’ of what has been activated. At this stage it is seeking to carry on activating new aspects of its potentials but when there are no further aspects to activate the pressure of its striving to do so builds up, to create a primitive sort of ‘frustration’ and it ‘blows up’.
This is a manifestation of the punctuated evolution principle whereby evolution proceeds along established lines, in this case a continual activating of more and more different aspects of the energy of which it consists, until there are no more aspects to activate so that its pressure to evolve further is blocked and builds up until it causes it to ‘blow up’. It then changes to a new mode of evolution in which the energy finds an outlet by working through the already-activated aspects, seeking to evolve these further and when this has been carried as far as it can, it ‘closes down’ and the pressure to evolve builds up and generates an impulse for another cycle of development, as in the imagery that Andy had of the Absolute working through the cloak of his creation. Our Universe arises in such a cycle and scientists have traced this back to its ‘explosive beginning’, which has given rise to the Big Bang theory. But, according to the ECEs there has been a long history of prior development before this current Big Bang cycle. According to this viewpoint there is no creator following a pre-determined plan, creation comes about as the result of the Absolute expressing its desire and ability to be active and, in so doing, its activities take on a life and pattern of development of their own.
- DAVIES, Paul: The Cosmic Blueprint, London, Heinemann, London, 1987
- STEINER, Rudolf. Steiner’s works are voluminous. Theosophy gives an account of the human soul and spirit and the human aura. Occult Science gives his cosmology.
- WACHSMUTH, Guenther, The Etheric Formative Forces in Cosmos, Earth and Man, Anthroposophical Publishing Co, London 1932
- MILNER, Dennis (Ed.): Explorations of Consciousness, Neville Spearman, London, 1978
- MILNER, Dennis, Kosmos: An Evolutionary-Wholistic Account of Creation, Authors Online, Bedfordshire, England, 2006
- This aphorism is attributed variously to the Kabbalah, the Druids, the Sufis, and the 12th century Persian poet/mystic Rumi, see Google search ‘God sleeps in the mineral’