Awakening

By Anurag Shantam
(With R. J. Doucette)
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Legend
White light enters the prism, where it is broken into three primary colors
representing the three Centers of Consciousness:
  • Red is God
  • Yellow is Spirit
  • Blue is Soul.
The Centers of Consciousness are surrounded by the gray of Veils:
  • God is surrounded by the Veil of Anger
  • Spirit is surrounded by the Veil of Fear
  • Soul is surrounded by the Veil of Pain.
The three Centers of Consciousness are further divided into myriad Archetypes.

The Prism Diagram

This book is intended to show the way home, a map to guide seekers through an illusion. Any description of the nature of this illusion is, by its very nature, part of the illusion.

I use the metaphor of the Garden of Eden for a number of reasons. The tale exists very deep in the collective consciousness of all mankind, as do the three original identities - Soul, Spirit and God. If this metaphor is heard and understood in even one of the centers of consciousness, it will be like a beacon being once again lit, a light that will guide the seeker home. Therefore, for those of you who may have difficulty understanding the concepts of split consciousness in terms the Garden metaphor, perhaps using a metaphor about light will be helpful.

Light is the most ancient and enduring metaphor of consciousness and spirituality, and the diagram is a way to illuminate the same tale, the same splitting of consciousness, using an analogy of how light is split when it passes through a prism.

Light is the most ancient and enduring metaphor of consciousness and spirituality, and the diagram is a way to illuminate the same tale, the same splitting of consciousness, using an analogy of how light is split when it passes through a prism.
Out of darkness, out of the void, from the great mother of everything, comes light – the birth of God. When a holy or ‘realized’ being is depicted in paintings, there is a halo around the head, sometimes around the entire body. This halo is white, indicating a state of consciousness where light is in its original one-ness. Someone who is able to see ‘auras’ around the human body, is seeing through the filter of their own Soul the subtler levels of reality that permeate and underlie the physical reality with which we are all familiar. What these individuals are seeing is the fragmented light that emerges from the prism in the illustration. If such an individual looks at someone who has been awakened, they are looking at someone who has moved backwards through the prism. In such a case, they would see only white light – light in its unity state.

In this illustration, the pure light entering the prism corresponds to the God who entered the Garden. The God is in unity consciousness, not yet split into three – the God before the events of the Fall. The prism is the Garden of Eden, the place where God becomes divided into three parts. Each of the three parts – Soul, Spirit and God – is a component of one unified God. White light enters the prism (God enters the Garden) and splits into three primary colors (Soul, Spirit and God).

The color red represents God after the Fall. From time immemorial, He has been associated with fire. When your inner God explodes with rage, does it not feel fiery - volcanic? The sun, which has been worshipped throughout the ages as a God, is also fiery. Yellow represents Spirit after the Fall. Yellow has a lightness, a quickness that corresponds to Spirit’s energy. Blue, of course, represents Soul after the Fall – moody, deep, dark, and mysterious.

In the same way that all other colors are derived from the interaction of the three primary colors, the many human archetypes are derived from the interactions of Soul, Spirit and God. The ancient Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome are nothing but external representations of these archetypal expressions of the essential trinity within.

You must begin your journey home from the rainbow of colors, the multiple archetypes produced by the splitting of light, the ego distortion of consciousness, and return to the center, to the white light. You will do this by passing through the primary colors –the three centers of consciousness – of the original split.

The process of Awakening begins at the level of Soul, Spirit and God. Beginning there, I will direct your awareness to the prism in the illustration, the place where white light was split into three colors. By liberating your centers of consciousness from their veils of separation, you will be able to pass back through the prism to the light that emerged from the void – to God.

All that remains is the final step, where God’s light disappears back into the ocean of consciousness from which it originally came.

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