Chapter 2: We Have Outgrown the Cult of Childish
Religion is sacred activity. It is a formal, specific,
and even bodily sacrifice. It is a total, whole, and present
sacrifice or offering of that which is oneself (not that
which is other than oneself). That sacrifice must be made
regularly and, at last, even continuously. It is a process
of love, or unobstructed and free feeling-attention, in
which all the functions of the bodily being are yielded into
That which is intuited at Infinity (and with which one is
identical at Infinity). The sacrifice is a specific
functional process of the whole bodily being, and it must be
learned through testing, purification, discipline, insight,
meditation, readaptation, and transformation of all the
presumptions or tendencies of body and mind.
Such religion or sacred practice is inspired and
communicated via human Agents who already abide in the
ecstasy of this sacrifice. One who is such an Agent becomes
attractive to others, so they become polarized to him
through love. Such devotees are tested and instructed,
initiated, raised up, absorbed, transformed, and sacrificed
in the face of the one whom they love as Master of the
sacrifice. He is their advantage, whereby the Way of
sacrifice is not only learned but quickened.
This is the ancient secret that few have heard. It is the
hidden part of all the cults and institutions of religion.
It is absolutely so. And those who do not learn and become
this sacrifice, performing it moment to moment like priests
before a sacred fire, do not yet have their eye on Truth or
the Way to be restored to very God, the Radiant One Who is
the Mystery in all experience.
Scientific Proof – Table