THREE Aspects of Realtiy, Life...
Nov 16, 2007 08:44 AM
I've come across the following idea by two
independant 'theosophical' authors, HT Laurency and PG Bowen. I
wonder if anyone else has seen this idea about THREE aspects as the
makeup of Life or Realtiy. Both authors put it about the same way.
Bowen defined his SUBSTANCE as "metaphysical matter." The other two
aspects, Motion (or Energy) and Consciousness are stated about the
same. Both write that these aspects are intertwined and can not be
known apart from each other, and that all THINGS can be known by
their combination of the aspects.
I wonder where this idea originated. Has anyone here seen this idea
HT Laurency puts it like this:
"Reality consists of the following three immediately given and self-
motion (force, energy),
They are the ultimate explanatory elements of
everything. They explain themselves by their modes of being, and
cannot be further explained, only be ascertained by everybody." -
Philosopher's Stone by HT Laurency
"Existence is a trinity of three equivalent aspects: matter, motion,
and consciousness. None of these three can exist without the other
two." - Knowledge of Reality by HT Laurency - www.laurency.com
PG Bowen put it like this:
THE DIVINE TRINITY
BEING (or any Being) in ultimate metaphysical analysis is a compound
of three elements, none of which has any independent manifestation,
or is knowable otherwise than in interaction with the other two.
They are CONSCIOUSNESS, ENERGY and SUBSTANCE. All three exist in
everything? in every aspect of LIFE, whether that aspect is
perceived objectively through the senses or subjectively as an image
in Consciousness, as a thought or a feeling, or in any other way.
By the degree to which any one element is conditioned by the other
two the nature or character of every Being and thing is determined...
Now LIFE, the ultimate NOUMENON, because it manifests to perceiving
Consciousness always in Being, and never otherwise, is itself
conceived to be a metaphysical compound of the three primary
elements each in its noumenal, or unconditioned, state. LIFE is
therefore pure CONSCIOUSNESS, pure ENERGY, pure SUBSTANCE, and
equally none of these, but a thing entirely inconceivable?an
unconditioned compound of the three." - The Occult Way by PG Bowen -
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