All Entries – sequential reading is suggested
- Five Radical Propositions: A New Argument About GodA presentation of Wood’s “Five Radical Propositions”: Five statements that provide a new understanding of the nature of God, Man, and the Cosmos—and the relationship between all three.
- Eidos and AretaAn introduction to foundational components underlying the origins of the universe, as portrayed in the book “Song of God: Living Gnosis of the Ahgendai”.
- AZ Particles and the Universal ConsciousnessAn introduction to AZ particles and the fundamental intelligence underlying creation, as portrayed in the writings of Archie D. Wood.
- The Purpose of the Universe – Primordial Desires of the First CauseWhy does the universe exist? What led to the formation of a singularity and the advent of time and space? Was the universe and the life it harbors intended? Or did it arise as some meaningless, mindless accident? If there is a universal mind behind creation, what was it that motivated its efforts? What was, or is, the First Primary Cause seeking?
- Advent of the First Successful UniverseIf the universe had a beginning, what started it? What initiated the Big Bang? Is our universe just one in an infinite sea of universes, each with their own unique physics? Are the physical, fundamental constants of our universe finely tuned to support the evolution of life? Or, is the fine tuning just an accident, or merely an illusion that will fade under the light of scientific discovery?
- Introducing the World of the First PowerA continued exploration of Wood’s Gnostic theology: the Universal Consciousness, AZ particles, the birth of mind, and the epiphenomenon of soul on world of the First Power.
- Fundamental Laws of Intelligent ThoughtDevoted students and neutral investigators alike had ample opportunity to hear Wood (aka “Azrael”) teach what he called the “Laws of Intelligent Thought”. This remained a pillar of Wood’s instruction over the course of three decades of writing and teaching.
- The Nature of SoulThe concept of soul is foundational for many systems of belief, yet for all the chapels and temples and doctrinal embellishments built around this metaphysical idea, a clear explanation of the soul’s nature, origins and destiny is ironically elusive. The same can be said about “spirit”. The terms “spirit” and “soul” are often used … Read more
- The Nature of Spirit – Part 1: Composition and ProcreationA thorough introduction to Wood’s metaphysics as it pertains to the nature of spirit, the spirit body, spirit procreation, and the relationship between spirit, soul, and the physical body.
- The Nature of Spirit – Part 2: Streams of Intelligence and First SpiritThe streams of intelligence represent a mysterious yet significant aspect of Wood’s theosophy. As discussed in my last post, this cosmic network of fundamental intelligence is an underlying feature of all creation and crucial to the processes of spirit procreation. But where did the streams of intelligence come from? And how did the first spirit parents come to exist?
- The Nature of GodWood’s new book of scripture portrays God in ways that are familiar, but also in ways that deviate quite radically from conventional conceptions. Herein, I will attempt to establish clarity about the nature of God and what the word ‘God’ refers to in the context of Wood’s cosmology.