By Jan F. Brouwer
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The Dialectics of Emptiness p. 130 18. the Four Noble Truths p. 149 19. the God/Brahman p. 159 20. Nothingness p. 165 21. the Nature of Kundalini p. 177 22. The Wilber-Combs Lattice revisited p. 183 23. What is Enlightenment Like? p. 214 24. What Remains When All is Lost? p. 220 Appendix: Practicing Meditation p. 228 3 1. an Introduction into Mystical Spirituality To understand the nature of mystical spirituality you have to go back to your childhood and remember what it was like when you first fell in love.
You can choose to remain your whole life centered on the first, the material, layer. Then you will be solely preoccupied with material things, with your body, with other bodies, with ´things´. Then you will totally miss the possibility to find out who you really are. Because at this level you are the most remote from your own true nature. For, remember, your true nature was the highest transcendence, the fifth layer in your interiority. And here at the first layer you are far remote from your true Home.
Memories make connections with other memories to integrate past events and create a meaningful narrative of the facts of our life. Feelings make connections with other feelings to heighten the emotional intensity of what drives us. And so on. Our soul is always dreaming of making connections. Thatś why we dream of falling in love, of making friendships, of doing something great in life, of becoming famous, of going to Mars and colonize it etc. Because our soul has the Love energy and therefor cannot stand living in separation.