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THE PROPHET AND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN EMPIRICAL GENIUS AND TRANSCENDENTAL GENIUS, by Kim Lee Seagull.
There are two realms. One is the realm of nature, and the other
Is the Transcendent Realm of God, and the Platonic Forms or Ideas.
God does not exist because that implies that God is either in the
Universe somewhere, or God is the body of the universe, which
Spinoza called pantheism, a belief that Albert Einstein loved so
Much. However, God is transcendent from this commonplace
World of nature. No scientist will ever discover God in the universe.
Perhaps a way to describe the Transcendent Realm is the zero
Dimension, or prevoid. Before Einstein's four-dimensional space-time
Continuum. The zero-dimension or prevoid - before the void - is
Neither somethingness nor is it nothingness! It is Isness, because
God Is! The Absolute Transcendent Realm always was, and forever
Shall be, because it is the Godhead!
The transitory, commonplace world we live in is the realm that the
Empirical genius can understand, and therefore describe, because
Nature is deductive, like mathematics. But the only one that can
Comprehend and describe the Transcendent Realm of God, is
The transcendental genius. The greatest empirical genius will
Never be able to measure love, because love is transcendental!
It is the transcendental genius, the mystic - with the majestic manic
Heart - that can describe, or approximate the true measure and
Worth of love, in poetry, and in many of the world's religious scriptures.
The most eminent empirical genius can logically see a beautiful
Paradigm in empirical data, and perhaps, one day, generalize it
Into a simple, elegant all-embracing mathematical model, or
Universal Theory of Everything, like all the brilliant theoretical
Physicists talk about; a grand perfect universal earning its place
In the Absolute Realm of Platonic Forms. Such is the wonderment
Of mathematics! Because nature is deductive like mathematics -
Mathematics can symbolically, positively correlate with, and therefore
Perfectly mimic, or model nature's deterministic macrocosm. This is
Not true in nature's microcosm of subatomic particles where non-linear
Chaotic events can only be understood in terms of probability and
Chance, and at times even escape that, and all logical explanation!
The transcendental genius can mystically see the Realm of God in a Grain of sand, like William Blake, a wild flower like Tennyson, or a
Snowflake, like Francis Thompson, and he can best describe it with
Poetry. Poetry is the supreme, intuitive, mystical language of the
Transcendent Realm; it is the analogue of mathematics, the supreme
Logical deductive language of nature. Between the transcendental
Mystic and the empirical scientist, the mystic is the grander of the two,
For only the mystic can truly enter the mystical Realm of mystery and
Wonder! All truly great mystics are poets, just as all physicists are
Mathematicians. Of course, we very much need both kinds of genius,
The empirical and the transcendental.
The sacred pathway by which one can realize the mystical nature is to
Experience enlightenment. The way the mystic can tell that he is
Enlightened, is by the big sore lump in his throat, and the tingling
Rush in his body when he perceives something worthy of veneration,
And therefore great in life. This is a tingling apprehension of goodness,
And it is the prerequisite of his greatness, and proof of his lofty soul.
The more he tingles the more enlightened he is, and only he can tell;
For none may know it just as he may. He will never tingle from
Something evil. This thrilling sensation, and the big sore lump in his
Throat are the momentous movements of the Holy Spirit! It is the will
Of God guiding him! It is God's greatest gift of spiritual enlightenment!
God guides the most virtuous and innocent mystics by transcendental
Coincidence. It occurs where the earthly realm and the Transcendent
Realm coincide or meet in the mystical contact, in the ecstatic mind of
The mystic. When that occurs, the mystical poet - in the grandeur of his
Ecstasy - can mysteriously learn the will of God. It is that gift from God
That empowers the mystical poet, granting him more power than a king!
When that happens the mystical poet becomes godlike, like a god, a
Liberating God like Ralph Waldo Emerson had in mind! Now, like
Confucius, he possesses the Mandate of Heaven, and should become
An acknowledged legislator of the world by counseling world leaders,
Something Percy Shelley would approve! By the infinite grace of God
The mystical poet can, in tranquil contemplation, use divination devices
To play dice with the world, something Einstein would not approve of,
Because he said, "God does not play dice with the universe." The
Holy divination devices may have been similar in practice to the
Casting of lots as it was done in the Old and New Testament eras,
Seeking providence by chance, or like the long lost Urim and Thummim,
Described in the Hebrew Bible to consult God. It could even be like the
I Ching used by Confucius in ancient China, to consult the Transcendent
Realm of Heaven. This was done for expedience, rather than wait for
Seemingly random transcendental coincidences. By experiencing these
Sacred, holy transcendental gifts, one becomes one with the will of God.
One becomes a prophet!
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