Category: Eduard Horn

Antinomianism, a tool to achieve liberation

EDUARD HORN. The word antinomian is of Greek origin and means lawlessness, but in the context of spirituality it does not mean breaking laws that will get you into trouble or anything like that, but rather, going against the grain. P.T. Mistlberger says in an article called Tantric Antinomianism and The Left Hand Path “It refers to a particular teaching that is not concerned with conventional ethics and is largely amoral (as opposed to moral or immoral).” By following an antinomian spiritual approach you aim to awake spiritually by using non-traditional methods and means. So if someone from a specific religion looks outside that religion for the answers to spiritual questions and engages in acts that are not approved by their religion, it can be seen as an antinomian act.

Another look at entities

EDUARD HORN. I recently had a discussion with a student of meditation on entities, the type of discussion where you know that you cannot push too far on the topic. Meditators and entities usually don’t mix. I realised that most of humanity’s spiritual allies are being ignored because they are misunderstood and feared. Dogma makes us fear them. It brought to mind the following: some of the best, most brilliant and funniest people I know are misunderstood individuals. My mind created this automatic parallel as though I was trying to make myself understand the sad truth: we are helped daily by beings that we do not acknowledge.

Life, the great initiator

EDUARD HORN. While reading Ipsissimus by E.A Koetting, a book about initiation in a spiritual context, I could see a lot of similarities with my own views on the link between the physical and the spiritual. The initiations we go through in life are closely related to the spiritual understanding we gain on our path. The name of the book is taken from Aleister Crowley’s Magic in Theory and Practice where he states: “Ipsissimus… is beyond all this and beyond all comprehension.” And in his book E.A Koetting goes on to explain the experiences he went through to gain the spiritual understanding he has today.

We have a universe within ourselves

EDUARD HORN. Since the beginning of time we have explored every aspect of this physical world. We try to explore as far as the furthest reaches of space, or on a quantum level where everything is so minute that it will take a lot of time and effort to find the answers that we are looking for, if we will ever find it. We have satellites on every continent searching through images, signals and sound waves looking for intelligent life that originate from somewhere else. We never stop searching; we keep on looking for the one thing that eludes us. It does not matter that we do not know what that thing is, the act of searching is in a way enough for us to keep us going. Maybe we are programmed to carry on searching on whatever level we choose, making sense of all the things we discover along the way. Probably some of the most useful discoveries will be made without trying to discover anything, falling into our lap as a reward for trying.

To magic or not to magic, that is the question

EDUARD HORN. I feel like Hamlet, pondering a profoundly important question I’m not asking about death and the validity of suffering in a literal sense like the Shakespearean character did, but imagining what a world without magic would be like. A world without magic would imply a world without spiritual beings and the other-worlds, a world empty of higher spiritual aspirations and godly endeavors. In a world like that, I will embrace death because being alive will have no meaning.

Magical creatures and otherworldly beings are without dogma

EDUARD HORN. Who can deny the feeling that sometimes something unseen is watching from a place unknown sending energies or vibrations that makes your spine crawl? You reassure yourself with the thought: “I am imagining it.” You give a sigh of relief, glad that sanity prevailed again. Or you invoke words of power to chase evil energies away. All of us grow up with some sort of belief system or religion that sells a specific view on what we are actually feeling. Later in life we make choices, we are happy with what we are told or decide to make a change to believe in something else. Our chosen belief system will explain the energies from entities as angelic, demonic, godly, spirit masters, the energies of dearly departed aunt Bessie, or archetypes of the psyche; we accept it as truthful because we believe it to be. Who dares to really challenge a belief? Instead of finding the truths for ourselves we are just exchanging belief systems and accepting dogmas.