117 ”EXISTENTIALISM”, PRESENT, ANCIENT AND FUTURE (117)
PRESENT ”existentialism” can be a philosophical tendency or attitude but with few doctrines common to
all ”existentialists”. They are influenced by Kirkegaard, Jasper, Heidegger and Sartre whose ”atheistic existentialism” does not believe in a God who creates man. They can think that man is ”EXISTENCE” which gets essence. They do often not know or admit that equal ideas was in the past. Most religious
people will still believe in a God who ”creates” our existence and essence (”Creationism”)
THE ANCIENT JEWISH BIBLE is thought to start with the idea that ”in the beginning did God ”CREATE”. Then God is believed to be the creating subject and heaven and earth are created objects.
But some Jewish cabbalistic interpretation reads ”In the beginning is created (or emanated) God(s) heaven(s) and earth(s) . Then even God is interpreted as created object or emanated by ”Ain Soph Aur”
which is a negative absolute root, too holy to be mentioned. In the beginning there is for such cabbalistic
Jews no ”God” but there is negative absolute existence before ”gods” are manifested. The bible-words
are then translated according to the ANCIENT Jewish grammar where the tense is indefinite, which can
make the whole Bible very different, free from petition , more affirmative.
ANCIENT CHRISTIAN ”Gnostics” as doctor Jung (his book ”Seven sermons to the dead”) have also
the philosophy that in the beginning or before the beginning there is no ”God”. ”Pleroma” is itself as
a negative existence which is the beginning and end of the created (emanated) world with its pairs of opposites, (in Abraxas) manifested first as God and Devil This Christian Gnosis and the Jewish Ain Soph Aur (Cabbala) can be discussed as forms of ANCIENT existentialism.
ANCIENT EASTERN existentialism can we find in the Rig Veda and the Bhagavad Gita of India where the word SAT represents the Be-ness, the absolute ever-present Reality. ”Satta” is the one and
sole Existence – Brahma. In Rig Veda it is said that what we may name ”gods” came later
ANCIENT Buddhism has the same idea, that there are ”gods” but they are not the eternal existence. They incarnate in the beginning of time and disappear at the end of time and reincarnate in the next period
of manifestation. The eternal Buddha or Nirvana is the Eternal real existence. Gods are not eternal and therefore belonging to Maya, illusion and not Real.
THE PRESENT ”FREE CATHOLIC CHURCH is as Christian nearest to the Gnostic Branches of Christians. As interreligious do we acknowledge the Jewish, Hindu and Buddhistic and other ways to try
to give words for mystic experiences and revelations of ”existence, gods, and essence”. We understand that words for human minds can not grasp eternal truth but we convey different words and symbols in order
to inspire seekers. We have no indoctrination but inspire free thinking. Some of us have their own spiritual
experiences of ”Angels” and of beeings of higher existentialism and essence then some other seekers can think and we are free to speak about it but not to force anybody to consent.
FREEDOM is a common word with existentialists: They presume that there is no God who does limit
our freedom, that there is no God who decides what is right or wrong. We must ourselves in freedom
decide what to do and reap the consequenses. But ideas about freedom is different with different seekers
MOSES talked about freedom from slavery in Egypt. That is often interpreted in a literal way. But it
is originally (Egyptian) ritualistic words trying to inspire souls to liberate themselves from worldly desires.
CHRISTIAN popes have limited our freedom when giving dogmatic teachings. Luther did write about freedom from the ”Law” but did bind his followers with dogmatic catechism which denies the path of freedom which is in other religions. Jesus is supposed to have said that ”The Truth will set you free”. This
is the truth of the Holy Spirit. Freedom in the eternal existence is experienced by few – in contemplation. Some believe or have knowledge that our higher or Angelic Self beyond all understanding is real freedom.
But for the human self is that freedom experienced only so far as the Angelic Self finds that it is real help.
Eph 1 3 says that we are chosen before creation and predestinated so that freedom will be ours…
FUTURE ”EXISTENTIALISM” will know about earlier forms of existentialism which have been appreciated in the past in other cultures. New mystics will come with words fitting new riper generations-.
But the question is always how ripe the souls are. Christ, Buddha , Krishna, Mohammed and all prophets have found that many souls can not yet receive what they want to give.