Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
belief or philosophical theory that God and the universe are identical (implying a denial of the personality and transcendence of God); the
identification of God with the forces of nature and natural substances. Oxford Dictionary
Richard: For a pantheist their
god/goddess is immanent (maybe expressed as ‘god/goddess is the infinitude of the universe’ or ‘god/goddess, as truth, pervades
everything that is’) ... as compared with a theist whose god/goddess is transcendent (as in ‘not the infinitude of the universe’ or ‘not
Broadly speaking theism refers to a creator god/goddess who is
beyond the universe whereas in panentheism god/goddess is not only all-pervading (immanent) but beyond the universe as well (transcendent).
Peter: I have oft said that the real world and the
spiritual world are so intertwined that it is almost impossible to separate them. Humanity literally drips with spirituality, be it the
influence of recognized Eastern or Western religions, be it the Pantheism that drives the animal and earth worship of Environmentalism, be it
the many and varied morals, ethics and spiritual values of differing tribal groups or be it the general overwhelming agreement that human
beings are foremost feeling beings sharing a common spirit-ual linkage. Within the human condition there has been, up until now, only one
alternative to being normal and that was to be a seeker on the spiritual path – which is why it is the dissatisfied-with-the-real-world,
spiritual seekers who are the most likely be interested in actualism.
It is however important to understand that the newly created
process of actualism is 180 degrees opposite to traditional spiritualism and that actualism requires a turning around and heading in the
opposite direction from seeking a spiritual, ethereal freedom. Yet this does not mean that you head back into the real world and the
debilitating cynicism of the Land of Lament – this turning around means you head straight for the actual world.
And this is where the PCE becomes one’s goal or target – the desire to live the
pure consciousness experience 24 hrs. a day everyday becomes the total focus for an actualist. If you look at the diagram we made, it becomes clear that someone who has been heading towards
Enlightenment has to turn around and travel directly towards Actual Freedom and does not have to go back into everyday reality or real-world
misery. I think this may be a useful thing to keep in mind during the process, lest you ever feel like you are becoming real-world normal