Heraldry of Soul - what is it
Hi! I, Dr. Alexander Zelitchenko, a philosopher, a psychologist, a historian and a theologian, invite you to make a pilgrimage inside your own soul and to be granted your Coat of Soul at the end of this expedition.
1. What is a Coat of Soul and why is it a Coat of Soul
A Coat of Soul is a portrait of your soul. A Coat of Arms aims to tell everybody about the merits of its possessor: how good he is, what merits he has, and so on. The Coat of Soul also tells about its possessor, but not only about his merits. It tells about his soul and the soul's Way: about the possessor’s personality and talents, about the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious, about the forces that lift the person up and push him down, about the person's goals and what helps a person reach these goals and what hinders him.
Different forms of shield, different objects (ordinary in the language of classic heraldry), different colors, and so on – all these are the symbols that tell about your soul.
Who needs a Coat of Soul? First, you do.
Why do you need it? To free yourself from everything that tries to make you a slave and to gain the ability to move along your Way as fast as possible.
Difficult to understand? Thus, I need to open to you some secrets, which you cannot learn at the usual school.
2. Academic science and esoteric science
Besides all known academic science that is taught in public schools, another science is studied in another sort of school. This is the so-called esoteric or mystery science, although there is nothing mysterious in it. Everybody may study it, but only if a person has prepared himself for this kind of education - exactly in the same manner a person must prepare himself to study, say, theoretical physics.
There are many esoteric schools. Some of them are closely related to conventional religions – the mystics of western Christianity, hesychasm of Orthodox Christianity, Sufism in Islam, Kabbalah in Judaism, Dzogchen in Buddhism.
Other esoteric schools such as Hermetism, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, theosophy, and dozens others are more "religion-independent" (although each of them represents its own religion).
All these schools tell the same picture of the world, but sometimes in so different words that it is difficult to understand that they speak about the same thing. The difference between the schools is that they address different students. As a result, although they speak of the same world and even of same goal of all human beings in the world, each of them focuses on its own methods to reach this common goal.
One world and one aim are what make the different schools similar. Different students and different ways are what make them different.
Further, I will speak of the common esoteric view on the world, which often differs from those of academic science.
3. Esotericism in five minutes (philosophy and psychology)
In spite of the views of good old academic science, even older esoteric science knows that the person does not die psychologically when he dies physically. A physical body is only a dress of the soul, and when the dress wears out, the soul simply changes it.
Of course, this is not "simply" at all. For example, it is not necessary for the old physical body to be replaced by a new physical body, as popular theories of reincarnation addressed to very naive people say. But this is the essence of what happens when a person dies.
What is the sense in all these changes?
To understand this, we must know that besides the well-known physical world there is another, not less real subtle (or fine) world, which we come to know through our mental experience.
The human soul lives in the fine world and is itself a part of the fine world. It is possible to say that the soul is made from fine material.
While living a sequence of its lives, a soul changes itself and rises. What does this mean?
Some layers of the fine world are finer and others are coarser. This is like the atmosphere of the earth, where the higher we rise the more rarified (finer)the air becomes. In contrast to the atmosphere, however, where the higher finer layers are poorer (containing less air) than the lower coarser ones, in the fine (spiritual) world, the finer layers are richer (containing more information, in the language of computer science). Because of this, the higher layers of the psychosphere of earth are brighter than the lower ones.
A human soul lives in several layers of the fine world. Dark sides of the human mind, such as fears and anger, belong to the lower layers, whereas the bright sides as, for example, feelings of beauty, to the higher.
However, both fears and feelings of beauty reside not in the lowest and the highest floors of the soul, correspondingly. Both fears and feelings of beauty belong to the conscious part of the soul. In the soul, however, there are the unconscious parts as well: the lower unconscious part is called the sub-conscious and the upper unconscious part is called the superconscious.