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The Book of Decree
     
 
  Introduction  
     
  Decree One: Choice

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
CHOOSING PARENTS

  Decree Two: Desire

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
ILLUSIONS OF CONFLICT
   
Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
FALSEHOOD

  Decree Three: More

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
NATURAL TENDENCIES

  Decree Four: Emotion

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
COMPLEXITY AND CHALLENGE

  Decree Five: Intuition

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
KNOWING WITHOUT CERTAINTY

  Decree Six: Magic

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
MAGIC AND OPENNESS

  Decree Seven: Rightness

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
PRACTICAL RIGHTNESS
   
Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
ALL IS RIGHT

  Decree Eight: Spirituality

Scholar's Commentary on this Decree
THE ROLE OF EMOTION
Introduction

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageThought to be derived from the Council of Mystics directly, the words taken down by chosen representatives, the origins of the collected Book of Decree are documented only in verbal tradition, passed down as legend from generation to generation. Unearthed as single documents, copied and copied again by scholars and scribes and placed in houses of learning, it is unclear as to what extent the work is complete; as to how much has been lost. I suspect that whole passages, even entire chapters may be irretrievably gone and as such, I have designated my own numeric order in the manner of one to eight. Though should it ever emerge (indeed if ever it existed as a whole) the original document, intact, may indicate that I have done an injustice with such nominations. I have however, in mitigation, scrupulously sought to confirm the provenance of those included and have only presented those which are irrefutably genuine.

In conjunction with colleagues I have also, perhaps arrogantly, proffered interpretations of selected passages. Such commentaries do not present themselves for congratulation and therefore go unaccredited. Such is the importance of this work that its message shall not be overshadowed by the titles of those who seek only to serve its purpose by bringing the wisdom forth, that it may be had by all. Our attempts to understand the sometimes complex arguments presented by the Decrees themselves, rather than seeking to explain the wisdom, pose relevant inquiry and offer direction for that inquiry. In fact, to know the truth of this work is to recognize its instance in one's own life - there can be no greater acknowledgement of its value than that brought about by one's actual realization of its infinite wisdom. The Book of Decree is without doubt a timeless document and shall thus forever continue to be of service in the hands of those who seek such service. It's proclamations are not new, yet still they endure. Indeed it is my contention that the more this land changes, the more insistently the Decrees describe the lives of its people, the more forcefully they announce the truth.

As a young man it was not my intention to allow what began as an intriguing challenge to become my life's work. Nor did I expect the project to generate such confounding, yet intensely compelling, mystery that it would dominate my waking hours and steal away the years of my youth. Yet that is what it has surely done.

Perhaps in my youthful exuberance, I failed to anticipate the enormity of the task - perhaps I simply failed to appreciate the significance it would have for my own life and for the way that I had chosen to live it. Whatever its incredible properties, nothing prepared me for the savage power of this remarkable document. As if its words were the very stuff of truth itself, I could not escape the resounding persuasion of what I was to find. Its unerring rightness swept through the waveless calm of my scholarly existence like a torrent, disturbing my perceptions, challenging my understanding of the realities of my own life.

This collection of uncertain fragments had taken on a life of its own and as I brought the fragments together, I witnessed the emergence of something truly profound. This was no ordinary work, not even a mildly great work. The Book of Decree was a summary of man's ultimate journey to recognize the true nature of his own humanity. And through this tremendous tempering process, to transcend that humanity - not to surpass it, but to live the human existence in the manner of true greatness. To go beyond and to become; to become and to go beyond - a powerful, magical, incredible union that holds within it the promise of life lived in the cradle of that which is both completely spiritual and utterly human. A vision for life that few of us realize, yet all can aspire to. And in the course of that aspiration, should we desire it, we shall uncover the unearthly origins of our souls and bring them to bear on our very human existence. Mankind shall develop far beyond that which he has ever allowed himself to perceive as, not only possible, but absolutely necessary for his survival and advancement, as we approach and to seek to prosper in, uncertain times.


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Decree One: Choice

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageIt has been decided according to the laws of the Great Land that the human individual shall have choice. It has been decreed that this choice shall govern the life of the individual in matters concerning birth, death and the life the individual pursues in the period which separates these two events. It is acknowledged that in order for this choice to remain constant within the life of an individual, it must reside in the conscious mind. Should the knowledge of choice fade into the realms of the obscure, the individual shall endure much suffering. This also, in a manner, becomes a product of choice.

For the individual to prosper and to rise above suffering, choice must become paramount and assume importance above all else. Should this not occur, prospects within the life of the individual shall remain limited. The individual who acknowledges his right to choose however, determines that his life assumes its rightful direction and allows the greatest potential for growth. Growth must be defined as that which allows the individual increasing ability to enhance, enjoy and direct his life in genuine manner.

It is necessary to instigate principles which allow processes of growth to maximize the opportunity for the exercise of choice. Just as the exercise of the muscles and the use of the senses ensure the endurance of these talents, so the power of conscious decision shall endure through the continued exercise of choice. In the event of the surrender of conscious choice and sustained disuse of such powers, the individual shall surrender in part in the very least, his quality of life and consign the events of his life to the whim of the universe.

Due to the consideration that such demands require the dedicated application of said skills, so it must be that decisions are made from moment to moment - each moment joining with the last to create and imply direction. Decisions or choices made in this manner will dictate to the mind, the body and to the spirit a preferred means of living to which these faculties will respond accordingly. Provided the individual fosters value for the power of choice and trains in the art of decision making, these faculties will continue under the jurisdiction of the conscious individual. Failing this, the body, mind and spirit assume independent will and may not be relied upon to propel the individual in the way of rightness.

So it shall be that the faculty to choose will be joined with the faculties of sense and feel to enable the individual to determine what is right and to distinguish it from what is not. As the individual diminishes the ability to sense and feel, so does he diminish his genuine abilities to freely decide. While it is acknowledged that feeling may be attributed to an entirely physical experience, so too will feeling govern emotional experience. Diminish the power of conscious sensation - diminish the strength of emotional sensation. These are subject to the fundamental laws of the Absolute.

Those who inhabit the Great Land and involve themselves in its affairs will come to recognize the laws of Illusion. That which is most simple comes to be troublesome - that which is troublesome comes to be easy. The individual is destined to expose the riddle in order to advance. And so it will be, that all which is effortless will be shrouded in disguise. To feel will become difficult, to avoid feeling will become preferred. Those who are most determined to freely exercise choice will recognize such pretense and thus shall become freed from its bonds.

Those who love, but do not love, those who grieve, but do not grieve, prisoners all (devoid of chains), who walk with leaden feet. And so it shall be, that the laws of Paradox shall prevail upon men and women. The pursuit shall be the prize, the prize - the pursuit and the people shall be emancipated by the principle of Opposing Forces.

So shall it be.

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Decree Two: Desire

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageThat which is to be attained is to be desired and that which is desired, shall be attained. Such is the law and the law shall be served. And so it is decreed that no man, woman or child shall be spared its influence nor shall they attain by other means. Desire shall be the method by which all enters the life of the individual and the individual shall prosper or weaken at the hand of desire. The individual who prospers shall decide thus and those who are weakened shall be weakened by the same.

Desire shall apply to all matters unless subject to exception. Exceptions are stated as thus:
No desire may apply to that which is already attained. Attainment shall be subject to the perception of he who attains and only he. Desire shall diminish at such moment of attainment.
No desire may apply to that which is not possible. Possibility shall be subject to the perception of he who deems what is possible and what is not. Desire shall be given power only when perception is made in favor of what is possible.

Desire shall carry with it magical properties of illusion. Triumph shall masquerade as disaster, learning shall hide behind repetition, purpose shall be found in that which has no meaning. Desire shall go where there is none and it shall work its miracles in the lives of the people and the people shall live and die by its presence. And the powers of desire shall be recognized by those who choose to do so and those who do not choose to do so shall become enslaved by that which sets them free.

Desire shall not flourish without nourishment from inspiration and inspiration shall be heralded by openness. Those who do not seek the treasures of openness may not enter the sacred chamber of desire except by means of ignorance. Such ignorance shall determine that desire may not be found by those who will not see it. And those who do not perceive desire shall not know desire. Those who will not know desire shall become random players in a world without meaning.

Inspiration shall not surrender its power to the specter of judgment but shall remain free to settle where it might fall. And if inspiration shall so fall upon that which is determined by many to be without merit it shall regardless continue to have motive power until such time as it has been achieved or indeed until such time as the realization of the freedom to choose.

Desire will from the earliest moments seek expression and will abide in those inspirations of greatest value. Inspiration will be sought and found in all things and value will determine the manifestation and course of the resultant desire. Where value is absent, no desire shall exist. Where value abounds, desire and inspiration shall stridently exert themselves. Where value is found in that which is questionable in merit, the laws shall not judge and they will determine that the individual is free to find inspiration in all things.

Inspiration will be found in ugliness as in beauty, merit will be found in pain as it is in peace, stimulus will be found in deprivation as in prosperity. And in the true spirit of freedom the individual shall retain his right to determine the course of his own life and shall do so by the power of inspiration and the workings of desire. Should the individual who is inspired to suffer do so by his own hand, he shall in so doing claim his own right to implement such inspiration. Should the object of the desire become intolerable, only by the realization of truth shall the individual command the power of choice and the strength to instigate change.

That which is to be desired shall set in motion a course of events that will determine and put forth what is to be known as requirement. The individual who will not attend to the necessary demands of what is required shall render his desire fruitless by manner of giving way to fantasy. It shall thus be understood that in the case of that for which no founding inspiration exists and where requirement receives no investment, fantasy shall become the impotent brother of desire and that which may otherwise grow will remain unseeded.

And where seeds are sown but are not nurtured, the powers of the universe shall decree that requirement shall apply itself more vehemently and its persuasion shall become more insistent until its voice is heard and until such time as its task is complete.

So shall it be.

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Decree Three: More

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageMan is to be endowed with the knowledge of More. This knowledge shall remain within the heart of the infant and shall be carried there for the duration of its human life. It has been decided that more shall not define a judgment of amount but without exception shall apply to that which is to be known as direction or way.

The properties of this intelligence shall determine in all cases the course of what is to be considered prosperity. Should the individual decide, it shall govern and dictate the conscious acceleration of prosperity and the perception of it. In the absence of conscious knowledge the individual shall not be spared its influence, but in all regions, shall live by the natural urge to Ďmake more ofí.

More is to be sought in the matters of Being, Doing and Having and is to be expressed in all that touches the human spirit. Mankind shall advance by its presence and so the individual shall advance. The individual shall advance by its properties and so too mankind.

In the matter of being, more shall not determine the advancement of an idea of being, but a way of being. Such is to be defined and recognized by the individual who is visited by love.

In the matter of doing, more shall not determine what is to be done, but how it is to be done. Such is to be understood by the individual who does not seek to do for its own sake.

In the matter of having, more shall not determine what is to be had but the manner in which it is to be perceived. Such is to be known by those who may have in the absence of having.

Concerning the affairs of the individual who chooses less, the dictates of more shall thus again apply. In the pursuit of matters of less, in the ways of being, doing and having, the individualís urge to make more of shall determine the nature of less. Where so the judgment of amount is applied and less is the resultant perception, the perception shall determine the reality and thus, less will become more so. In the absence of truth, all which is considered to be in opposition to the laws of rightful advancement, when applied to matters of less, will continue in the manner of more. Hatred shall become more hatred, restriction shall become more restriction, weakness shall become more weakness.

The presence of truth however, shall advance the cause of more in the way of making more of less. So that more shall arise from hatred to become love. More shall arise from restriction to become freedom. More shall arise from weakness to become strength. And thus the presence of truth shall at all times, summon forth the power of choice and implement the properties of more to positive effect.

The Laws of Becoming shall decree that more is not to be attained, for to attain more is to lose the attainment of it. More will abide only in that state which is dynamic and without form. And so in all things, the pronouncement of attainment may only reside in the realms of the untruth, for in the light of awakening the individual shall know more by its dynamic presence and by its place in the heart.

So shall it be.

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Decree Four: Emotion

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageThe human physical body is to interact and harmonize with the phenomenon of emotion and so emotion shall harmonize and interact with the human body. Emotion shall be both joined and separate from what is to be called intellect and the workings of each shall depend upon the other.

Emotion shall depend for its existence on the mechanisms of the brain and upon the systems of the body but shall not be solely attributed to either. Therefore, its nature is to be such that no sustained period of expression of one specific emotion can be achieved in its purest form. Extended periods of what purports to be the same emotion shall be judged to be the manifestation of false emotion and shall be entirely due to the interference of the processes of thought. Emotion may seem to achieve prolonged expression, however such expressions may be mimicked by the creations of the perceptive facility which is to be given the power to fashion illusion.

Separate incidents of emotional expression shall be divided by what is called peace, an almost undetectable natural state of at rest as distinct from that of withdrawal. Undetectable in the fact that the mere examination of such a state will induce an emotional response and therefore, render this state of at rest as fleeting. Alternate periods of the experience of peace and emotion shall be threaded together without definable boundaries, thus ensuring and preserving the transitory properties of human existence.

Emotion shall exist as a dynamic phenomenon without form or category and will at all times remain context sensitive. No emotion may be created at will; no likeness masquerading as authentic shall be given genuine credence; no facsimile shall bear the hallmarks of emotion in its rightful form of expression.

The sole purpose of emotion shall be to introduce meaning to the experience of human living and to provide a vehicle for the forward movement of the individual. The ebb and flow of emotion shall ensure the optimum opportunity for experience and for growth and will provide the distinction between human life and all else. As such, no emotion may be constant nor should this be desirable. For it is to the nature of experience that variety brings the greatest rewards.

Such will be the properties of emotion that its genuine qualities shall be easily confused with those of its false counterparts. Grief shall be confused with self-pity. Anger shall be confused with resentment and blame. Happiness shall be confused with comfort. These counterparts will result from the irresponsible use of the intellect and shall be the exclusive creations of thought. The presence of honesty will expose fraudulent emotion and will ensure the responsible expression and productive use of genuine emotion. Emotion shall lend impetus to the aspirations of the individual and challenge to the individual's capacity for the expression of positive decision. By way of contrast it shall encourage appreciation and engender change.

The free exercise of genuine emotion and a willing embrace of its highs and lows will lend enhancement to the intelligence of the individual and shall lend value to the decisions of that individual. A failure to freely exercise and express emotion shall render the individual less capable of natural intelligence and force the individual to rely upon the decisions of intellect alone. Such decisions shall be deemed by their own illustration to be less desirable and less balanced and shall ultimately lead to the reduced ability to acquire fulfillment.

The natural ability to experience and express emotion may be effectively destroyed through the forceful avoidance of said experience and the individual who chooses this path shall deny himself, by way of this withdrawal, the fullness of experience and the richness of satisfaction that the embrace of emotion allows.

So shall it be.

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Decree Five: Intution

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageMan is to be granted access to the unknowable. That which cannot be known shall be implied and represented by what is to be called intuition. Intuition shall exist as the birthright of every individual and shall be given expression by all who avail themselves of its powers. Intuition shall be described as that which makes known the unknowable and that which allows the unknowable to enter the conscious mind of the individual. The voice of intuition shall remain active within the life of the individual at all times and shall remain with the individual throughout the course of his physical life.

The individual shall bring volume to the utterings of intuition by way of the degree of his openness. The individual who is open to the warnings and advice of intuition and who is willing to heed such instruction shall hear its decree loudly and without reserve and shall recognize its urgency. The individual who will not hear the gentle urgings of the intuitive voice shall restrict its value and its accuracy and shall go unaided by its presence.

The intuitive voice shall be supported and emphasized by the expression of openness and by the natural incidence of emotion. Intuition shall be heeded by the workings of the perceptive functions of the body and the mind and through the interaction of the senses and the emotions. The voice of intuition shall be silenced by the forceful interference of the intellect and through the active processes of thinking. Such impositions on the natural suggestion of the intuitive facility shall introduce doubt and shall cast suspicion on the information presented by it and shall, by degree, render it unreliable.

Intuition shall refer to that which is strongly suggested but that which may not be proved or given certain credence by way of logic or explanation. The implicit warnings of the voice of intuition shall acquire credence by the proven purposeful implementation of such implied knowledge to positive effect.

The human individual shall harbor the capability for the recognition and heed of intuitive urging and shall by the use of trust, further its incidence and the strength of its urging. The individual who will not trust to the powers of intuition shall diminish the efficient functioning of such facility and shall as a general rule, become divorced from its influence to sufficient degree to render its presence of questionable value.

Intuition shall not be the exclusive domain of a specific individual or organized body, but shall remain at the hand of the individual who seeks to allow the processes of intuition a positive place within the structure of his physical life and shall at all times, be evidenced by its timely enhancements in all areas.

So shall it be.

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Decree Six: Magic

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageMan shall be nourished and delighted by the processes and manifestations of magic. Magic shall be defined as that which defies what is known, that which enchants and inspires, that which will not be explained by traditional or physical means. Magic is to be the domain of the individual and the individual alone. No organization, body of men, philosophy or superstitious institution shall hold exclusive privilege or ownership of the workings or manifestations of such magic. Such possessive tendencies shall attack magic at the level of its very essence and shall render it to be a poor substitute for the genuine inspirational qualities of its true counterpart. Magic of the kind owned and administered by the institution shall be magic in name only.

Magic shall hold significance for every human individual and shall be accessed by those with a desire for such. No other condition but desire shall govern or determine its presence or activity in the life of the individual. Openness and thus desire shall be the door by which the individual may enter its mystical realms. Magic shall be deemed to be genuine according to its effect on the individualís life and may at any time become subjected to various abuses, most commonly the denial and rejection of its power to inspire. Thus magic shall remain a transient and elusive animal depending for its existence on the open mind and the willing heart of the individual. Magic may be drawn upon for such inspiration at any time but attempts to cling to its effects or to forcefully direct its course will destroy its inherent qualities.

By its very nature magic is to be unexpected. It shall challenge the limits of manís knowledge of all that is true and his understanding of the physical world. Magic shall by its own decree and in its own manner defy the physical laws of science without reserve. Magic shall make the impossible possible. Magic shall make the incredible credible. Magic shall go where there is no hope and restore it.

Magic shall reside only in the environs of the present moment, for it cannot be planned for, nor can it be prolonged, nor may it do its work if deprived of free hand. Forceful interference shall retard the efforts of magic and destroy its potential for inspiration.

Magic shall be endowed with the power to instigate disruption, inspire change and to suggest meaning in the life of the individual. Magic shall at all times announce the influence of More. The absence and rejection of magic shall propel the individual toward a life of less. The presence of magic and its power to inspire shall set the individual on a quest for meaning. Magic shall imply questioning, questioning shall provide requirement for such a quest and the quest itself will provide requirement for magic and its questions. Such questions shall both ignite the search for purpose and fulfill such purpose. Magic will be vanquished by the presence of answers and its power weakened.

Faith and belief shall masquerade as magic and shall go in the name of magic and make slaves of the people. Belief shall prize the power from the people and take from them their own command of the magic and place it in the hands of others. Magic and the power to behold magic shall be lost by those who take refuge in belief and in faith and it shall be lost by those whose knowing prevents them from seeing. Those who trust without belief, those who do not make knowing the quest, those who are unafraid of not knowing, magic shall enter their hearts and it shall serve them well.

Manís existence is to be dependent for its enriched survival on the not known. Man shall not live wholeheartedly in the knowing of his world but shall find truth in not knowing. Not knowing shall lie at the root of all that man is to value most. Truth shall not be found in words, nor in writing, truth may not be found in the minds of man. Truth shall be experienced exclusively in the heart and shall manifest as an experience or realization. Thus magic shall derive its expression from the experience of magic itself and shall not be defined in words or in writing or indeed be defined by the intellect. Magic therefore expressing itself as the experience of an event is linked completely with the individual, no two individuals experiencing an event in the same manner.

Magic shall be the messenger of all that links men and women together, it shall do the work of that which provides the foundations for human living in every sense and in every context and it shall impose itself on the individual who is open to its cause. Those who share this cause, this direction, shall share also the capacity for the sharing of magic. In this way, in response to a common direction, magic may touch more than one individual at one time in response to a common event. Those who do not share the cause may remain untouched by such an event and the magic of the event despite their exposure to it.

Magic shall join with the workings of love and love in its purest form shall invite the manifestation of magic at every opportunity. Love shall be vulnerable to the expression of magic and shall at all times welcome the unexpected and the spontaneous with open arms and magic shall be embraced by those who openly love. Those who will not love and those who deny and reject the existence of magic will be compelled to prove its absence and by doing so remove all potential for it in their own lives. Those who make it their business to dispute magic make a tragic sacrifice, the consequences of which cannot be told. Those who make it their business to embrace magic provide natural requirement for its manifestation and in doing so, encourage its continual presence in their own lives.

Magic shall be responsible for the great mysteries of science, the unanswerable in nature, the imponderable in the human body. And so it is that in order for magic to retain its relevance and its inspiration man must not solve the unsolvable, man must not answer that which is not to be answered, man must not know the unknowable, yet without the quest for such answers magic has no validity, no place, no meaning. For indeed without the question, the absence of the answer holds no awe. The unknown may only exist if the question of knowing is posed. Without such questions the knowledge of the unknowable shall not be possible. Without the unknowable, magic shall be devoid of life - and life indeed, shall be devoid of magic.

So shall it be.

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Decree Seven: Rightness

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageMan's spiritual purpose is to be served by the properties of Rightness and the laws of Absolute Truth. Man, by the force of his own agreement, shall live and die by the terms of rightness and so shall his life represent the expression of what is right according also, to such agreement.

The voice of rightness shall not be bound by or dictated to by what is considered to be good, nor shall the voice of what is not right be expressed by that which is considered to be evil. Such voice shall only and always be represented by that which is beyond man's opinion.

Rightness shall pertain to all that is within man's experience and that all that is beyond his experience. Only by way of the investment of the heart may the individual come to know and understand rightness. The cause of rightness in the life of the individual shall in all cases be advanced by truth, but not all that is right shall depend at all times on what is true. Nor shall truth at all times be served by that which is true.

Truth shall not exist absolutely but shall be recognized absolutely and shall thus, from moment to moment, be transformed by he who recognizes it. Such recognition will be represented by the realization and experience of truth rather than through the processes of the perceptive faculties and as such, shall remain unharmed by falsehood. In this manner, truth shall not be owned nor shall it be deemed to be the child of the individual. Man will seek to harness truth as his own and shall give false credence to its ownership. He shall create false truths and he shall call them 'mine' and 'yours' and in so doing, he shall lose sight of truth and he shall only know the creations of his own mind. And in the name of truth, man will be given to deceive himself.

In the manner of the spoken word and in the manner of man's deeds, what is true shall hold the potential to oppose rightness and shall become a weapon of those who have cause to require such weapons. Such opposition shall itself be born of what is right and shall, through the force of its opposition, provide impetus to the cause of that which it opposes. Untruth will provide motive for the emergence of truth. That which is not right will give rise to that which is. Rightness shall be the mother of what is not right, truth shall give birth to untruth. By way of that which opposes itself, man will aspire to greatness and only by way of such paradox will man acquire the means to do so.

So shall it be

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Decree Eight: Spirituality

Click HERE to return to the Top of the PageMan shall be deprived of the conscious knowledge of his spiritual origins for the purposes of the development and progression of the soul during the term of his physical lifetime. Such knowledge shall be denied and withheld through the required processes of the human perceptive faculty.

The founding spiritual component of human existence shall in all cases continue to influence the life of the individual and may be glimpsed by way of the embrace of the principles of oneness. Oneness shall be implied by that which unites man with the forces of his origins in moments of fleeting clarity through the recognition of absolute truth. The realization of truth and the experience of oneness shall provide the conduit by which man may visit and retrieve treasures from his spiritual home for the purposes of the implementation of such knowledge toward the aims of enhancement.

Spirituality shall pertain to all that aligns man with the purposes of human existence and shall be expressed and recognized in all things. Man shall seek to separate and honor the spiritual above the physical and practical pursuits of his physical life and shall attempt to bring superior status to that which is considered to be spiritual. These attempts shall only render the spiritual further from the individual's grasp and shall defeat the sacred nature of all that is truly spiritual.

The expression of spirituality shall always and only exist within all facets of human living and shall not be restricted to the houses of institution or dogma, nor shall it come to man by way of his withdrawal from human society or from the company of his fellows.

Spirituality shall denote the interaction between that which is of the world of man's origins and that which is derived from the world of his habitation and the harmonious integration of the two.

The notion of that which is spiritual shall not exist to degrade that which is of the physical world but shall serve to bring meaning to it. Thus the uniqueness of the experience of human living shall be paid due respect through the appropriate indulgence and appreciation of that which characterizes a physical life.

The free exercise of emotion shall determine the course of spiritual progress. The restriction and denial of emotion shall frustrate the cause of the spirit and shall inhibit the individuals' access to growth and development.

The spiritual progress of an individual shall continue with or without the conscious knowledge of the individual and his ability to exercise and to recognize the uses of emotion shall directly enhance his experience of physical living.

Spirituality shall therefore be expressed through attention to the workings of enhancement and desire and to the principles of more. Consequently, spirituality may not be come by through deprivation or sacrifice but shall be served by the rightful laws of abundance.

Spirituality shall not be attained, it shall be visited. Only by the useful implementation of knowledge shall the individual know the spiritual. Such knowledge shall not exist, nor may it be harvested, for the auspices of the spiritual may only be borrowed.

So shall it be.

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