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                   way places in search of it.

                     The  Philokalia  advises  seekers  to  make  God their  debtor.  But  the  errant,  even  the
                   sincerest,  as  was  the  case  of  the  foolish  Galatians  ,  have  recourse  to  Divine  credit
                   without worrying about their debts. The result is known.

                     The main cause of this aberration is the phenomena-hungry spirit of our civilization.

                   This spirit which is responsible for the marvels of technical progress, is applied – when it
                   is applied – instinctively as such to supra-sensorial ideas and facts.

                     But the supra-sensory world is not an indivisible unit, like its material counterpart. On

                   the contrary, it consists of many planes and heavens. St. Paul tells us of a man who was
                   carried  away  to the third  heaven .  Mohammed says,  that,  mounted  on the  mystical
                   horse,  Bouraq,  he  visited  the  heavens  and  conversed  with  Moses  and  Jesus .  Other
                   accounts are known also.

                     We  must  not  forget  that  every  Cosmos,  is  filled  with  life.  Now,  if  one  follows  the

                   lateral octave, parallel to the Great Octave, one may perceive two higher planes above
                   the one pertaining to organic life on our planet. Starting from the bottom and rising, one

                   comes across the lateral SI which corresponds to the note FA of the Great Octave, and

                   to  the  Mesocosmos; then  the  lateral  DO  which  corresponds  to  the  SOL  of  the  Great

                   Octave and to the Deuterocosmos, that of Absolute II, of the Christ.

                        Galatians, III, 1.
                     27  II Corinthians, XII, 2.
                         Koran,  The  nocturnal  Journey, 111 verses,  N° 17,  translated  into  French  by Ed.  Montet,
                   Payot, Paris, 1954, p. 385.
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