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Collaborating with Higher Intelligences - Footnotes to J.G.Bennett’s “The Dramatic Universe”

The Dramatic Universe (“DU”) was John Godolphin Bennett’s Magnum Opus – a book that attempted to capture the total human situation through a new and integrated cosmology, psychology and anthropology - and clearly influenced by his association with G.I.Gurdjieff, Sufism and Islam, Eastern Religions and Catholicism, and his military and industrial career.


DU’s central thesis was that all life on Earth, in particular human life, has been “guided” by higher intelligences, identified as Demiurges (commonly associated with supernatural entities across all religions such as Angels, Elohim, Jins) from the very beginning. John Bennett's "Masters of Wisdom - an esoteric history of the spiritual unfolding of life on this planet", was a distillation on the subject.

There is a class of Cosmic Essences - called Demiurges - that is responsible for maintaining the universal order, especially at the planetary level, where existence is contingent and hazardous. These essences have a three-fold nature, the nucleus of which has a bodily support composed of sensitive energy beyond the reach of human sense perception. J.G.Bennett's DU, Volume II, page 315.

Similar to Gurdjieff's 'Askokin' - Demiurges use or consume the 'sensitive energy' (the gamut of energies automatically liberated during life experiences and, in particular, the death of animals and humans) in order to control planetary and solar energies that, as a consequence, flow into the behaviour and patterns of material objects (such as DNA), and experiential influence (such as the power of ideas).


Life, in general, becomes 'food' for the Demiurges. For human life, the lower part of the Soul (the physical body) becomes the primary process for the automatic liberation of the energies (food) that 'feed the need' of the Demiurges in undertaking their role.


When the higher part of the Soul is formed (or in formation), a direct connection (communication) is possible with the Demiurges as their spiritual natures are constructed of 'conscious energy' - which is not limited to time and space. These connections can occur, though not limited to, the realm of conscious engagement in mystical experiences, actions of remote viewing, altered states of consciousness and, in some respects, dreams.


The middle part of the Soul (Kesdjan or Astral body) is in an interesting situation. When formed or forming, the middle part, through the accumulation of conscious efforts (Gurdjieff's 'Hanbledzoin'), can direct the sensitive energies of bodies (one's own and others) - and can become an instrument of the Demiurgic powers in which the inner (or subtle) energies can influence the perceptions of experience and the consequential manifestation of material objects at a planetary and even solar level.

 

According to Gurdjieff, if you can live 'foolasnitamnian' (that is, intentionally-consciously) rather than 'itoklanoz' (that is, automatically-unconsciously), nature will be obliged to ensure that you exist until the middle part of the Soul is fully formed and articulate.

 

Collaborating with Higher Intelligences

The Demiurges work through the control of energies. Therefore, to collaborate with these Higher Intelligences, one must 'work on oneself' to acquire the following abilities, which is to consciously:

  1. bring the body into a normal, natural state - that is, to 'relax' the body at will - in order to not waste energy through unnecessary tensions, and allow surplus energy to be directed for productive use;

  2. strengthen the 'attention' - the creative faculty of our consciousness that can direct and connect the various parts of our Being;

  3. increase the perceptions of the 'sensations of the body' - through progressively paying attention to them - to increase and control the potential energy of one's state of Being;

  4. quieten the associations of thoughts and reactions to allow deeper perceptions and images ("signals") from the higher intelligences to enter without interference from one's own imagination and fantasies; and

  5. discern those perceptions and images in which one can understand to act on, and then put into practice with diligence - seeking continual guidance as to whether one is 'on the right track'.

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:26-38 NIV

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