Three-brained bipeds do not have any individuality; they do not have a Permanent Center of Consciousness (PCC). Each of their thoughts, feelings and actions depends upon the calamity of the “I” that controls the capital centers of the human machine at a specific moment.
We, the ones who through many years of pain and sacrifice have struggled and fought for the Gnostic Movement, have practically observed unpleasant things. Many neophytes, with tears in their eyes, swore to work for Gnosis until the end of their days. They promised eternal fidelity to the Great Cause and delivered tremendous speeches. But what happened? What became of their tears of blood? What became of their great oaths? Everything was useless... It was only a fleeting “I” that had sworn fidelity. But, all of a sudden another “I” replaced that “I” and the individual wound up withdrawing from Gnosis, betraying the Great Cause, or enrolling themselves in other petty schools—in the end, betraying the Gnostic Institutions.
Really, the human being cannot have continuity of purpose because he does not have the PCC, he is not an individual, and he has an “I” that is a sum of many small “I’s.”
Many are those who await the eternal beatitude with the death of the physical body. However, the death of the body does not resolve the problem of the “I.”
After death, the loose cathexis (the ego) continues enveloped in its molecular body. So the body of the human biped dies, but the loose cathexis (the energy of the ego) inside its molecular body continues. Later, this ego perpetuates itself in our descendants, returning to satisfy its desires and continuing to act out its same tragedies.
The hour has arrived to comprehend the necessity of producing within us a definite integral revolution in order to establish the PCC, a Permanent Center of Consciousness. Only in this way can we individualize ourselves; only in this way can we cease being a legion; only in this way can we become cognizant individuals.
The human being of today is similar to a ship full of many passengers, each passenger having his own plans and projects. The human being of today does not have a single mind; instead he has many minds. Each “I” has its own mind.
Fortunately, within the human biped there exists something else, the Essence. Reflecting seriously on such a principle, we can conclude that this is the most elevated psychic material with which we can give shape to our Soul.
We create Soul by awakening this Essence. To awaken the Essence is to awaken consciousness. To awaken consciousness is the equivalent of creating within us a PCC. Only the one who awakens consciousness can become an individual. However, the individual is not the goal because later we have to achieve super-individuality.
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