“God” Did Not Create Creation Myths

THE RUCHIRA AVATAR: Popular traditional religion tends to be associated with “Creation” myths, or archetypal and allegorical stories that, in their proposed details, try to account for the existence of the world and mankind as the effects of acts on the part of either one or many Deities. 
The origin of such stories is in the “primitive” awe of existence experienced by pre- “civilized” human individuals and groups. That awe was experienced in relation to the mysteriously and unaccountably existing natural and human world, and the “Creation” stories were themselves human psychic creations, or projections of the human psyche onto the natural forms of existence.
Indeed, “primitive” myth-making expresses a fundamental and profound Realization, that the “natural” world is not merely physical, but it is entirely psycho-physical, or an interplay of the psychic and the physical, and that both the “visible” and the “invisible” are Rooted In What Transcends both psychic and physical phenomena. 
Likewise, that same Realization affirms that human existence is not merely a matter of knowing and suffering physical events, but it is a kind of Quest, or Great Ordeal, wherein the human individual must ever strive to achieve psychic unity with the natural world, psychic association with the Power that Pervades the natural world, and Ultimate Realization of the Inherently Perfect Condition beyond even the total world. 
And this Great Ordeal is presumed to involve the constant transcending of merely physical reality by the constant invocation of the psyche, the Great Power that can Help it, and the Great Self-Condition That Is its Ultimate Source-Condition. Therefore, the “Creation” stories were intended not merely to account for natural existence, but to project human beings into a participatory psychic relationship to the natural world.
“Creation” stories generally communicate via images associated with the physically based psyche. And although one “God”, and many “Gods”, and many “Goddesses” are described in “Creation” myths as the Causative Powers of the world and mankind, the original motive and source of these descriptions was not any otherwise independent experience of either the local or the universal Deity, but the primal experience of awe in the context of gross bodily existence in the “natural” world.

In other words, the “creative” source of “Creation” myths 
was not “God”, “Gods”, or “Goddesses”, 
but the psychically mysterious and terrible experience 
of physical existence and the physical world. 

On the basis of that experience, the human psyche anciently began its “natural” work of generating psychically effective means for transcending fear and for Realizing true participation in the apparent world. And once human beings began to participate psychically even in the gross phenomenal world, they began to develop complex mythological representations of the Mana that magically, or miraculously, or omnipotently causes all effects.
The fully developed ancient “Creation” myths originally appeared in animistic societies. As collective myths developed over time, a hierarchy of powers was conceived. Thus, animistic myths of local powers were progressively enlarged toward a cosmic description of senior and great Powers. And these descriptions were themselves often developed to the degree of hierarchical grandness, with the “One” at the top and all multiplicity expanding below.
Therefore, the “One”, even as “Creative God”, was not the exclusive and original discovery or, as some would have it, the exclusive and original invention of any particular society or culture, although some proponents like to argue or claim that the Jews were the originals in this regard. 
However, the Jews in particular, in reaction to their early historical disintegration as an independent political collective, and in anticipation of the dispersal of Jewish people among the peoples of all nations did raise their own tribal, or local, “God” to the status of a universal and Absolute “God” King of all nations. 
And this universalizing and rather political, or “civilizing” tendency of progressive Jewish, and, later, Christian and Muslim, monotheism eventually provided a basic justification for all Western political, social, and cultural efforts toward the unification, and even the universal “Westernization”, of mankind.
In any case, the truly original and really “creative” source of all ancient and traditional “Creation” myths was the native “interior”, or the archetypal and hierarchical design of the human psyche itself. And, as it was perceived by shamans and psychic visionaries and seers of all kinds, the “Great Within” is grounded in the body and it extends upwards, even bodily, to the subtler reaches of the body-mind and the subtler reaches of the mind itself. 

Ultimately, both high and low are to be Most Perfectly transcended 
in the Beyond That Is the Heart Itself, 
or the One Divine Reality of Being

Clearly, the ancient “Creation” myths were, by virtue of traditional techniques of psychic inversion, psychically inspired and, therefore, all types of mythic ”thinking” express the many and various possible levels of traditional human psychic participation in the apparent world. 
Therefore, no such traditional myths are Absolute, and none of them are based on any kind of scientific conception or perception of the physical world. Rather, all of them are based on a purely psychic urge toward the total world. And, in all such myths, it is not the physical world but the innate design of the human psyche that is the principal subject displayed by means of myth.
Ancient myth-making was fundamentally an expression of “primitive” magic, mysticism, and Spirituality, rather than an early form of science. The myth-makers were not merely trying to describe how physical forms are produced, but the myth-makers were trying to raise human existence to a greater level of participation in the total context of natural existence. 
Therefore, myths were, originally, psychic tools for the achievement of magical, mystical, and Spiritual “intoxication” and ecstasy, or the Realization of a psychic state of non-separateness, non-fear, and Ultimate Unity. And myths were, therefore, not merely pre-scientific and, thus, according to the scientific view, wrong but myths and myth makers represent the specifically religious form of human culture and individual endeavor, which form of culture and endeavor is, even now, in its greatest moment of struggle.
In the process of the pursuit of hierarchically greater and greater levels of ecstasy, visionaries developed the ancient concepts of the “chain” or “ladder” of the cosmos. And the ecstatic experiences of Ultimate Unity achieved by certain uniquely great individuals eventually led some cultures to postulate an Ultimate Singleness.
The ancient and traditional myths have been culturally transmitted down to the present day via traditional religious cultures and sects. And each culture or sect tends to value its own myths as exclusive and final “Truths”. However, now that mankind is gathered as an intercommunicative whole, the provincialism of exclusive myth and exclusive religion has become both obvious and untenable. 
Therefore, more and more, mankind must receive all traditions, together, as a basically single Great Tradition and that Great Tradition must be rightly interpreted and fully understood.

The Ruchira Avatar 
Adi Da Samraj

©2010 The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd.,
as trustee for The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.
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