Energy, Ego, and Entheogens: The Reality of Human Liberation from IllusionPosted: November 17, 2010
Great essay by Martin W. Ball featured on Realitysandwich.com entitled: Energy, Ego, and Entheogens: The Reality of Human Liberation from Illusion. A long read but a great one.
“This fundamental truth resolves all existential, spiritual, and metaphysical questions. Any system of belief or “knowledge” that claims that a human being is anything less than a full and complete embodiment of God is an ego-generated illusion, pure and simple. That means that virtually nothing of what any religion has to say bares any real weight or value for humans – they are fantasy systems. It also means that no one has a soul to save, a mind stream to evolve, or some other perfected world or state to get to. Reality, as we experience it, here now, on Planet Earth, is what God is doing. This is it. Any talk about “other realms” and “higher states of being” is pure nonsense and promotes ego-generated irresponsibility and illusion. This is it, so get real.”
“It is very rare that people give themselves permission to “be themselves,” and even if they do want to give themselves that permission, they probably have no idea who they actually are or what “being themselves” means. Egos are firmly attached to their sense of identity and don’t want to give it up. Egos hold onto culture, religion, tradition, politics, the teachings of their beloved icons, and all manner of ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, proper and improper, to structure how they choose to identify and express energy.”