“He has created the heavens and the Earth in just proportion, and has given you shape, and made your shapes beautiful: and to Him is the Final Goal.” The Holy Quran (Surah 64:5)
All things return to Allah as their soul self originates in Allah; therefore, everything in and of the plane of manifestation, Assiah, is destined to return to Allah. To achieve this goal, the greatest of goals, the adept must journey to the depths of self-knowledge to actualize the gnosis that act as an elixir to transmute the soul of Man into a mirror reflecting the greater Cosmos and then further onward to reflect the greatest of mysteries: Allah. As long as spirit-man resides within the murky and gross vibrations of the physical body, it constantly strives to increase its connection with the divine essence. Little by little the spirit-man becomes stronger and more intense in its reality of being and further upward on its path back to its origin.
Within the blueprint of spirit-man, it is hardwired, the destination and coordinates to its source of origin and it ultimate path for return. Allah created the Asiatic creations soul as an image of His pure and divine essence. As there are attributes of the above, so there are attributes of the below as the Asiatic creations were given the attributes of power, knowledge and life. However, as spirit-man derives his/her power from the root of Malakuwt, he/she must journey toward the path of ascendancy and to the throne of power as the Asiatic creations currently dwell within the levels of descent, and has intermediaries, angelic forces (Allahuma), between them and their supreme author: Allah.
Throughout the spiritual evolutionary phases of the Asiatic creations, the spirit-man ascends, in consciousness, from one form to another, ever ascending toward perfection in degrees. The following description may initially appear to be in conflict with Chapter 11 of the Moorish Holy Koran, but after careful study and reflection, its message “is” in accordance with both Chapter 1 and Chapter 11 of the Koran of the Moorish Science Temple.
In the beginning stages of Asiatic configuration, the spirit-man begins its soul consciousness embodiment phases by traveling through the consciousness realms of the elementals, then from them to the mineral and vegetal, then from them to the animal, and then even further to the states where it become disengaged from the realm of matter. As the Asiatic creations exist within the womb of incubation, the spirit-man is of the degree of elemental, mineral and vegetal souls. Once the infant emerges from the womb, its soul is then in the degree of animal souls until it further develops into the formal stages of maturity. Once it develops the preparedness and conscious desire to ascend to the levels of the holy soul and supraformal maturity, it then becomes a holy soul. Therefore, as long as spirit-man is in its embryotic state, it is plant with the potential of becoming an animal. However, once the embryo emerges, it is animal with the potential of becoming Man. When it reaches the limit of supraformal maturity, it is man with the potential of becoming an angel. These are not physical stages of development, but progressive phases of consciousness development.
Once the infant emerges from it motherly host, it becomes an active soul in the degree of the animal (consciousness) souls until the time of its formal maturation. Then the individual becomes a human animal with the potential of becoming a soul active being. In this degree of development, Man becomes a soul entity that perceives the plane of manifestation through the faculties of greater reflection and deliberation while operating with finer insight faculties. The Asiatic creation maintains this level of being until it further develops itself in the aspects of supraformal maturation where it strengthens its intrinsic spiritual connectedness to others and higher planes of reality. At this level, the Asiatic creation is either a soul active being with the active potential of an angelic or the opposite, depending upon his/her spiritual orientation (ascending or descending). The Asiatic with the potential of the angelic is restored if he/she travels the pathway of the Real (al-Haqq) and the path of Ones of Allah (tawhid), if his/her spiritual intellect is perfected through the use of active knowledge, and if his/her subtle intellect is purified through disengagement from the bodies of illusion, then he/she becomes an ascending angelic of Allah, the single brotherhood of Aught. However, if he/she travels astray from the even road and travels the pathway of misguidance and the ignorant, he/she will become one of the five adversaries of ascension and agents of destruction: Lucifer, Satan, Devil, Dragon and Beast.
However, the evolution from origin to return involves the Mercy of Allah and His conveying every-thing to its perfection and final goal, and his moving all things to their ultimate destination- making the low reach the high, giving to every matter the form befitting it, and inducing each to become the most excellent of what can be conceived for it. This is the utmost goal of the divine essence of spirit-man as Allah is the Author of All.
- The Holy Quran (Surah 10:4) – “To HIm will be your return – of all of you. The promise of Allah is true and sure. It is He who beginneth the process of creation, and repeated it, that he may reward with Justice those who believe and work righteousness…”
- The Holy Quran (Surah 42:15) – “…Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us (is the responsibility for)our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (Our) final goal.”
The final goal is the furthest purpose of the formulating of the Cosmos, the moving of the heavens, the setting in motion of the galaxies and universes: the stars, the orbs , and all of the other transformations; the sending of the Angels and the prophets and messengers from the galactic universe and subtle heavens with books, revelations and guidance. The entire purpose of for the Universe and the universes within the Universe and Spiritual Hierarchies and their inhabitants, is to return to its origin and the unified frequency of its creator: Allah. Therefore, evil and disharmony will disappear from, and it too will return to that from which it began. Hence, the last will become joined with the first, and the farthest end of all cycles must, by design, return to its origin as well. In this, the symbol of the serpent swallowing its tail reveals its true meaning to the intellect of Man. Wisdom will be completed and creation perfected as described in the first chapter of the Moorish Holy Koran. This is the greatest goal and the most magnificent wisdom of the ancients of ancients.
- Moorish Holy Koran (Chapter 1) – “A multitude of lessons man must learn upon the plane of soul; and here he tarries many ages until his lessons are all learned. Upon the boundary of the plane of soul, the ether began to vibrate slower still and then the essences took on a final garb; the perfumes and the odors and the true sensations and the all of love were clothed in flesh; and man was clothed in flesh. Perfected man must pass through all the ways of life, and so a carnal nature was full manifest, a nature that sprang forth from fleshly things. Without a foe a soldier never knows his strength, and thought must be developed by the exercise of strength. And so this carnal nature soon became a foe that man must fight, that he might be the strength of Allah made manifest. Let every living thing stand still and hear! Man is the Lord of all the plane of manifest, of protoplast, of mineral, of plant, of beast, but he gave up his birthrights, just to gratify his lower self. But man will regain his lost estate, his heritage; but he must do it in a conflict that cannot be told in words. Yea, he must suffer trials and temptations manifold; but let him know that cherubim and seraphim that rule the stations of the sun and spirit of the mighty Allah who rule the solar stars are his protectors and his guide, and they will lead to victory. Man will be fully saved, redeemed, perfected by the things he suffers on the plane of flesh, and on the plane of soul. When man has conquered carnal things his garb of flesh will then have served its purpose well and it will fall; will be no more.”
The Asiatic creations, by spiritual design, have an unsurpassed and unprecedented blueprint for perfection regarding his/her true essence and reality and that conjunction with the principalities of Allah, the adjacency with the Author of All, and the ultimate of true reality, the disengagement from the material and illusory world. With the other bodies that he uses to be within the physical realms of time and space, he utilizes, like plants, the nourishment for growth; like animals, he utilizes the vital breath, volitional movement and sense perception and in his human stated he utilizes science and knowledge to specify his/her greatness in the plane called Assiah: the plane of manifest. However, after Man has obtained knowledge of the sciences, he must ultimately turn his attention his attention toward that which prevents him/her from the higher stations of being. On the path of existence, Man learns that his/her conscious self must turn to the greatest of all sciences which is designed to allow man achieve perfection in the potencies of higher essence. Man must focus on the Real (al-Haqq), the trun substance of his essence. This science is the knowledge of Allah, His attributes (99 + 1 cosmic functions), His angels, His records of knowledge and tablets of destiny. This knowledge purifies the soul for completion which releases if from the constraints of possibility and enters it into the realms of impossibility, according the mundane concepts of the plane of manifest. The soul, in the upward ascension in its return, is submerged into the ocean of sovereignty and freed from the domination of the cycles of the physical heavens. The souls seeking perfection are required to reflect upon the finer aspects of life by utilizing the illuminating exercises of unveiling and intuition (al-kashf wa al-dhawq) to reach the greatest goal of perfecting its soul self within the embodiment of its spirit self while abstracting its self from bodily matter, the fetters of the fleshly garment.
- The Moorish Holy Koran (Chapter 1) – “Man cannot die; the spirit-man is one with Allah, and while Allah lives man cannot die. When man has conquered every foe upon the plane of soul the seed will have full opened out, will have unfolded in the Holy Breath. The garb of soul will then have served its purpose well, and man will need it never more, and it will pass and be no more and man will then attain unto the blessedness of perfectness and be at one with Allah.”
It remains a mystic teaching in the esoteric meanings of Moorish Science, that the purpose for the soul’s descension from the realms greater than nasuwt (the realm of the human beings) to the gross vibrational planes of the lower frequency worlds was for the soul to become perfected by the divine sciences and knowledge of Allah, for it requires these sciences to complete its journey and experiences for reunion phase of being. The soul was destined to experience long toil with great effort while urging the body and its faculties to cooperate with the divine plan for ascension. However, since the body requires the basic needs for animal survival, it is necessary that the sensations and objects of the illusory world be limited, tamed an acquired in moderation; otherwise, the soul will be lead onto the path of extremes: deficiency and excess; which would in turn strengthen the soul’s bond the material world while destroying its intent and focus toward perfection and return. Therefore, the divine principles of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice is required directly and indirectly, because preoccupation with internal and external senses and stimuli, desire and anger, will hinder the soul’s ability to adhere to the “will” that leads the soul back to its source and origin.
Once the soul learns the difficult lesson (s) of how to disengage its self from the body and realm of illusion, the truest realities are then fully inscribed within which severs the soul’s bond to the lower world of nasuwt which allows the soul to ascend from nasuwt and to the higher stations of malakuwt (the realm of the angelic hosts). There the soul will attain its reward as it then prepares for its next phase of the journey of “origin and return.”
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-Zothyrius Ali El