KABBALAH THE SIXTH SENSE
Science and philosophy advance side by side with the advancement of mankind. And today, all of the scientists and philosophers agree that man's investigation of the world around him is limited.
Therefore, it is possible to say that man is similar to a "black box" which feels and understands and receives only that which comes from outside, towards him. In all of our investigations, we are always limited by our five physical senses. And all of the instruments, which we build, and which are to be built in the future, do not escape the limitations of our five senses. They merely widen the boundaries of our senses.
This is because we are never able to imagine what our senses lack. Namely, what other additional sense we need in order to recognize the TRUE reality all around us. We feel no lack for this, as we feel no lack of a sixth finger on our hands. That for which we feel no lack, can never be something to which we would come to request. Therefore, all of the investigations of our world can only be according to the limits of our five senses, and we can never begin to see and feel and understand what is beyond these senses. These are the unavoidable limitations of our conceptions.
Also, keep in mind - our imagination is the product our five senses - and the experiences, which stem from them. We can never imagine any object or creature, which does not resemble that which is familiar to us from our five senses. If we have not had a sensual experience with something, we cannot confirm it's existence.
If I want, for example, someone to draw for me some creature from another planet, certainly he would draw it according to the elements, which are familiar to us from our world - and certainly not anything that he has witnessed. And if I asked you to describe something imaginary you would give me without a doubt something, which is very similar to this world, and certainly NOT otherworldly since we have no concept of what may lay beyond this world that we live on.
And this exemplifies all of our limitations: we all live within a small world, and we are not able to feel, and therefore imagine, anything outside of it. And since our limitations are absolute, no science or philosophy can ever help us to understand what is beyond this world. For example, a person who has no capability of hearing, cannot understand the concept of music, other than through the vibrations that their other senses offer them.
In fact, I could blindfold you, take you to a warehouse that has the sounds of the ocean, a gentle breeze, sand on the floor ... and you would think you were at the beach. We experience ALL things in our heads. The central information processing center of our senses.
It could be that in the same universal space, in other dimensions - exist other creatures, other worlds - multiverses. And we are not able to feel them because we lack the requisite vessels - the senses to feel or experience them. It could be that in this other world more vast than ours, are to be found the reasons for our existence, for all of the incidences which occur to us, and the reason for our life and death. And we, oblivious of these causes, live without true knowledge and without a true goal, as being unconscious in our world ... even though answers exist elsewhere.
There are people in our world who do receive additional senses, which make possible for them to feel the wider existence, which surrounds us. These people are called Kabbalists, since they know how to receive, a higher knowledge than our knowledge. They connect with Higher-Self from within and without.
These people say that around us and within us there exist worlds above ours. And all of these worlds are like the layers of an onion, in which our world is found in the midst of all of these worlds. And we, who exist in this world, are able to feel only THIS world, the innermost sphere in all of existence. And we are born, live, and die in this sphere, which is called this world ... earth being experienced through the limits of our sensory perception.
The Kabbalists tell us that "this world" is called so, because this is just a small fragment of the true reality, which we are able to feel with our senses. And if we could develop additional senses, then what we would feel with them would be called - the world that was, the world that is, and the world to come. The method whose help can bring us to feel and experience the world to come is called the Wisdom of Kabbalah. It is an ancient spiritual system developed in ancient Egypt and further developed by illuminated Hebrews who knew the teachings of the ancient Mystery Schools.
If you want to experience the spiritual expansion of consciousness that existed before our modern day religions distorted the ancient Wisdom. Research and study the Kabbalah, and the ancient Gnostic Christian teachings. You'll find much that lays hidden between the lines of the ink and paper.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.