The Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics can best be seen as a social experiment for all those seeking to live in union with the Divine. Grounded in Love, the Divine Essence we all share, we explore radically new ways of learning and communicating, intelligently and consciously governed by the Principle of Unity, the hitherto hidden fundamental law of the Universe, which enlightens our lives.
In the Age of Light, we allies act as mirrors for each other, reflecting what we are learning, rather like jewels in Indra’s Net in Huayan Buddhism. As unique beings, no one has the moral authority to tell another what or how to learn. The Alliance is thus a school for autodidacts, seeking to understand themselves through self-inquiry, free of the mechanistic collective, cultural, and personal conditioning that prevents us from understanding humanity’s place in the overall scheme of things.
All we can collectively know with Absolute Certainty is that the Coherent Light of Consciousness provides the Cosmic Context and Gnostic foundation for all our lives. Self-reflective Intelligence—the Divine quality that distinguishes humans from the other animals and machines, like computers—is the eyesight of Consciousness, able to see both sides of any situation.
From the mystical perspective, the Alliance is similar to a Buddhist sangha, a community of seekers of the Truth through a dying process of involution, as the world of form egolessly dissolves into the Immortal, Formless Ground of Being. For, as Thich Nhat Hanh has foreseen, the next Buddha—as Maitreya, the ‘Loving one’—can only be a global community practising mindful living rather than an individual. As Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism well know, no one can be fully awakened until everyone is; there is no personal enlightenment.
This is especially the case when a community seeks to live in harmony with the Hidden Harmony, practising an intelligent, both-and way of life in a creative, evolutionary manner. For those who are ignorant of this primordial law often seek to pull people away from Stillness, Truth, and the Presence of the Divine with anthropocentric, either-or thinking, erroneously believing that we are separate, autonomous beings who have the free will to take responsibility for our lives.
Of course, this is not a black-and-white situation. As the Nondual Absolute is ever present, many oscillate between both-and and either-or thinking, not fully aware of the primary-secondary relationship between the Divine and human perspectives. In Reality, we are Divine beings having a human experience, rather than the other way round. So when we live constantly in union with Nonduality, all conflicts that we witness in the dual and dualistic world of form disappear.
There is then no longer a global crisis outside us to be dealt with. As our minds create our reality, any existential fears that arise from the existential threat of machines with artificial intelligence, climate change, or the imminent collapse of the global economy, for instance, lie within us. The Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics is thus not on an anthropocentric crusade to change the world, for any such activity takes us away from the Truth, from Love and Peace.
Nevertheless, in practical terms, there is much that we can do to help our children and grandchildren to awaken to Total Freedom, liberated from the schizoid delusions that have been blindly passed from generation to generation for hundreds and thousands of years.
As evolution passes through the most momentous turning point in its fourteen billion-year history, no one can predict how events will unfold in the coming days, weeks, months, years, and decades. Following the invention of the stored-program computer in the middle of the last century, all we can know is that nothing—absolutely nothing—can remain as it has done for the past several thousand years of human history.