A Pragmatic Approach
The cynic says, "How can you believe in all that BS!?"
The Urian responds, "Because I 'choose' to."
The cynic complains, "It's all nonsense!"
The Urian (or Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc) replies, "It is meaning and hope."
NATURAL INSTINCTS, NATURAL LAW:
Belief is not truth. Stripping away all that is hoped for and desired, looking strictly at empirical facts, beliefs are little better than day dreams or fantasies, myths and legends. Indeed, in a purely humanistic sense, ideas of right and wrong are just human inventions, cultural opinions. Only nature itself, natural law, has any grounding in material facts -- that is to say, animal needs and instincts, the will to survive and thrive in the face of elemental challenges that nature presents us with, and the imperatives that are embedded in the meat suits we wear and the meat brains in which we seem to exist (the housing or filter of consciousness).
From earliest history, people, human beings, have been innately spiritual, indeed, religiously spiritual (ritualistic, dogmatic), perhaps as way to cope with the harsh realities, the anxiety and the despair that is so inherent in just living; the fear of the night and of the unknown, especially the constant threat of death from a million different dangers. It is this abstract quality of our makeup, intermingled with our abilities to plan, dream, and hope for unproven and invisible outcomes or realities, that sets us apart from other animals... conscience and self-consciousness are uniquely human (or at least it would seem so, if only superficially).
Naturally we, as animals, seek food and water, shelter and warmth, safety, and also to breed upward. It is entirely normative and natural for men and women to seek to procreate with the best mates they can find (smartest, strongest, best looking or healthy), and too trade upward whenever such an opportunity presents itself. As we are predatory, having many things in common with lions and wolves, it is our nature to form into prides, packs, clans and tribes, and it is also our nature to conflict, compete, and expand territory (acquire and control resources). Is this 'good' or do I approve of it? Of course it isn't good! It's nature, which does not care about morality or fairness. For me, love and loyalty are most important; but for nature, survival of the species is paramount.
From a purely naturalistic point of view, many things now considered politically incorrect, are rooted in natural, animal instincts, and the pack or herd mentality. Tribalism is innate. Hierarchy is innate. Many of the issues in modern society, the degeneration of human civilization, especially in the West, arises from going against our animal nature, the natural laws and wills written into our very cellular and genetic drive. Political correctness, in fact, is social self-sabotage, at least in a natural sense; for the altruistic thing is not always what is healthy or wise for ones' people, tribe, or nation -- as compassion itself, can be a self-destructive trait, casting one into the role of a victim, and often leading to subjugation and oppression of the kind by the cruel, the meek by the bold.
Kill or be killed. Dog eat dog. Survival of the fittest, or survival of the most adaptable and cunning... Indeed, I would submit, that manipulation of systems and people by beggary, is survival based -- the weak must, by necessity, employ techniques to evoke pity and sympathy in order to survive, and it is normative to seek to survive, and indeed, to thrive. Human animals are by nature, hoarders, stockpilers, gatherers (like chipmunks, squirrels or rats).
Many mental aberrations found within human beings, arise from the desperation to fulfill natural urges and satisfy instinctual drives. Morality and moral codes, stifle and oppress the animal nature within us all, and lead many souls to unhappiness.... Yet, the opposite is also true, that giving full reign to the bestial impulses, forsaking of our capacity for moral reasoning and self-control, is the path to the demonic or anti-natural.
ANGELS & DEMONS:
Within us there are ever two voices (whether supernatural or merely sub-conscious aspects of the mind) competing for control of our souls (personalities)... One moves us toward degeneration, depravity, vanity, avarice, apathy, and general self-destruction, social decay. Greed, perversion, deviance from the natural course and laws thereof, creating aberration and abnormality, abomination.
Normality, in the sense of established norms, set into place across cultures and times from human antiquity, are generally rooted in what is natural -- and, however anti-altruistic, still necessary to the survival of the species (if in a virus-like collective manifestation).
The other voice that speaks within us, is often referred to as 'the angels of our better nature.' This is the voice of selflessness, self-sacrifice, compassion, love, as well as intellectualism and reason... It urges us to overcome, even deny and gain mastery over our lower bestial nature, to deprive ourselves of comfort that we might become more than mere animals (more than our programming). Self-discipline, law, order, morality, the common good, and notions of freedom and justice, these flow from the angels of our better nature.
The Light and The Shadow war with one another, to move the tribes and nations toward transcendence or the abyss.... Yet, these can be considered nothing more than aspects of the human condition, conscience versus appetites, super-ego versus the id/shadow.
THE GOD OF NATURE:
If God created nature -an intelligent designer or guiding mind- then in nature we see the creator's personality... yet, the scriptures refer to the Devil as the Lord of the World. In what I say, imagine rather the Horned One of Wicca, or Pan -- the default lord of nature and of natural/visceral man. This was, in truth, the very crux of the Gnostic problem, that nature, with all its cruelty and selfishness, seemed to lack conscience or compassion, and, in their view, could not have been created by a good deity.
THE DEMON GODS OF CIVILIZED HUMANITY:
We know these, by now. Whether as mere ideas or archetypes, or actual etheric/astral entities (or both), these idols of humanity are long standing, though wearing many names and masks across time and culture. War, lust, hatred/fear, greed, vanity, sensuality, artifice/crafts/arts, sports/rivalry, death and darkness, etc. We might say, in some sense, the idols of nature are commandeered and transformed by civilized humans, taken to warped extremes, perverted into vulgar mockeries of natural traits embedded in the human matrix.
THE GOD OF SPIRIT:
Christ -in the traditional idea of a childless, asexual, non-materialistic, homeless street preacher, claiming to be the son of the highest god in the flesh, and teaching people to live for eternity rather than the material life- most reflects this ideal, and was certainly antithetical to the God of Nature. Teaching us to forsake the flesh, forsake the world, live to die and reach eternity, face evil and never be silenced in opposing the ways of the wicked world (even when fed to lions). This goes completely against the natural mind set. Indeed, every prophet of The One God of the monotheistic religions, generally, and even of Eastern philosophy, could be said to be anti-material, anti-natural, ever teaching humans to rise above, let go of, and seek purity of thought, words, and actions, detachment... in this, transcendence.
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL - THE CHOICES:
Every devout Urian will eventually face a person who tries to talk them into another set of beliefs, or out of belief altogether.
Pragmatically: Believing that one religion is superior to another, is like believing one imaginary friend is superior to another.
AND YET! In truth, there are imaginary friends that are better than others, and some are more real than others. Indeed, if you believe enough, I dare say, your imaginary friend might well become real (on some level).
Still, anyone arguing that their complicated (sordid) mess of a religion is superior to yours, is arguing that their mythological fantasy is the only true mythological fantasy.
Do I actually believe that all religions are a mythological fantasies? No, of course not! Yet, all are a belief, and a choice, and cannot be superior, save by the fruits they bear. I would also say, that religions that have many variations and interpretations (sects) thereby decrease their own validity as a 'best guess'.
Every religion (whether socio-political or spiritual) is an idea, a package of ideas forming an ideology, that when implemented in one's life, or on a broader scale, in society, bring about good or ill outcomes, usually both in different degrees. Our 'belief' is that all paths lead to an eternal outcome, ever ideology/worldview is a psychic-spiritual entity (Ephesians 6:12 & Daniel 10:12-14). Every thought-package will have pros and cons, rarely in equal measure, and individuals should weigh whether or not they can truly get behind and believe in the vision various ideologies propose -- and whether you can live with those outcomes. Look at the promises and goals of each religion (whether secular or spiritual) and try to see the domino effects, contemplate the effects on your consciousness (soul/spirit) and upon the spirits and souls of others in the future.
All things being equal, all spiritual/psychical religions being equal, all ideologies being mere human inventions, from a strictly pragmatic (non-faith) point of view, what do you want to be true for you, or what worldview or vision is worth living and dying for?
In example, I could not throw myself into, or in any way support, a teaching that tells me that I must live ten thousand perfect lives (monkish lives) in order to even hope to achieve non-existence... That I will be erased over and over again, reincarnated thousands of times, maybe forever, unless I sit around chanting OHM, and being of no actual earthly good at all to anyone. Moreover, that I must sit chanting, even while animals and people suffer in front of me, and say nothing, because that's their karma. Such seems insane, and if true, the universe is also insanely oppressive.
In the same vein, believing that life has no meaning, that there is no ultimate justice, only oblivion, and furthermore, that we will never see our loved ones again, that everything we were and are or will be is doomed to nothingness, makes me queasy even to contemplate. What kind of society would this hopeless and unimaginative ideology of despair create? Oh yeah! Horror, oppression, torture, forced labor, re-education camps, and mass murder -- e.g. Communism. What a thing, to devote one's life to such an abysmal and hellish world vision!
Believing in nothing, is like throwing all hope and meaning into a black hole and living happily never-after without them.
It must be said, however, that the intelligent design advocates can and have made very powerful and profound arguments for the existence of God.
Nothing, or non-committal, both are a choice. Invest nothing, hope for nothing, promote nothingness, you will get nothing and nothingness. Perhaps, such unfaith is a more rapid path to reincarnation? Yet, it's your choice.
All things being equal, you can choose to have hope, to put your heart and mind and will into believing that life has meaning, that there is justice someday, that there is value in trying to be a half-way decent person, that there is a happily ever after, that you will see your loved ones again in a good place, that there is right and wrong, handed down from a super-being, who's far wiser and more powerful than all the wise ones and rulers who have ever lived... or you can choose not to. Indeed, is it not preferable to believe that marriage should last a life time, even believe in eternal love, than not to? Is it not preferable to believe that someone, something has your back, always, rather than the opposite? When seeing all the horrors and injustices of the world, is it not preferable to hope that someday, somehow, it will all work out, and that there will be a reckoning in the end? It's a choice -- the will to faith, or the will to have none.
Yet, you can also choose to invest your thoughts, words, will, and works into the Anti, the dark side and its demonic idols, archetypes, or entities -- with darkness as your desired outcome, anti-transcendence into a horrific demonic transformation your goal.... many people do choose this, and more-so in the current era.
Nature's promises are dust and ashes; without apology, reincarnation is nature's machine in truth. Animals wander and then return, slowly working their way upward... or so Uriel taught us. Natures' gods (the elders) love nature, serve nature, call humans to be natural and in harmony therewith. So be it, it's a choice, and perhaps, the most natural one.
In such a path, depart thou from among the civilized masses, make your ways in wilderness abodes, make your friendship offerings to spirits of earth and sky, water and flame, beasts and trees, the God(s) of Nature, and sing to them in offering all your love and praise. In death, lingering, a presence in that place, you may well become one of the fey souls of the middle planes... though, in likelihood, return again in due cycles and seasons.
Urianism, oh yes, I will make my plug (lol) -- not for fortune, fame, nor vain glory, but for want of pleasing God and freeing souls.
We are not asked to wait around for someone to come from the sky and save us, transform this world into a paradise... We are asked to manifest it, or at least work toward it in whatever small or great manner we might achieve.
We are not told that we will go to paradise, but rather, by a personal relationship with the Source Mind/Spirit (God/God-With-Us), having respect for the hierarchy, and through individuation and self-realization, that we shall walk with angels and among the immortal princes of the Most High; eternity, the infinite itself, opened before us, universes beyond numbering... Indeed, in due course, to master Jacob's Ladder itself, to climb up and down at will as transmorphic beings. No more amnesia, no more merry-go-round madness.
It is a hard path, asking much, and much of that all alone. We forsake not Jesus, neither the prophets of monotheism overall, but we seek The Spirit behind all the masks, and must come to realize that it is as personal as the breath you are breathing, its eyes look out from within you, intimately present at all times and in all places. Here and now, we struggle for The Kingdom of God, to transfigure the world, from mundane to miraculous, from a trap to a ladder. Indeed, what else would faithful Children of the Most High do, in whatever world they find themselves in?
Already, real and actual immortals walk among humankind, unrecognized, and reach out subtly to those who endeavor to achieve such ends.
Is being an immortal spirit-being going to be a cake walk, or an easy road to haul? Nope. But, you'll be you, and continue to grow and improve, walk among the many races awakened and in guises, in our universe or beyond it. Such is the Urian dream, the vision, the ideal -- it is the spirit thereof... and a choice, however grandiose or aspirational.
Is it true? I choose to believe that it is. I can see the alternatives, the other paths that might be chosen, but this is the path I choose, because it is grand and aspirational. I choose to reject death and repetition, oblivion and hell. I choose to reach upward from the sea of dreams, toward the hand reaching back from the realms of the eternal real.
Give yourself completely to whatever path you choose, for to do otherwise is spiritual whoredom, the way of diseased souls.
PROOF -- BEST EVIDENCE:
In closing, in brief... There are a million gurus and wanna-be prophets out there, with all kinds of offerings, from aliens to ancient gods, and claims of being Jesus himself. Religions and philosophies aside, the best way to seek truth, is to seek experience. The things I speak, are based in experiences, sometimes witnessed, most of the time personal. As of late, you can find some validatory documentation on my YouTube channel, and such things have always been a part of our walk (phenomenon, synchronicity, the supernatural and paranormal). Still, all best guesses aside, if you want to know more about spiritual truth, you must seek experiences of it, but also look at testimonials of those who've been there and back (witnesses not storytellers).
How to have experiences:
>Do the seven devotions passionately, every day, over the long haul, and work the teachings, really do them. For non-Urians, seek out Charismatic forms of religion, that is to say passionate spirit-filled sects, as zeal in worship tends to be a road to experience.
>Study near-death experiences, the positive and the negative ones, as these reveal actual glimpses. Yet, understand that not all NDEs are real, but an attempt to gain 'clout' in order to have influence (e.g. made up).
>Study documented Ayahuasca/DMT experiences, or better yet, have the experiences yourselves.
>Go to sweat lodges, legitimate native lodges, but beware of frauds, which can be unsafe.
>If you can afford it, undergo the process of Jungian analysis, which is a guided path of individuation.
>Work to study and train to astral project and remote view - hard, takes time, practice, but can be done.
>Theurgy - Solomonic Magic, Angel Magic, Enochian Magic, the Art of Abramelin are God/Angel centered... Theurgy is to draw upon divine power and seek to commune with angelic intelligences.
>Investigate the paranormal and the metaphysical with a serious minded paranormal group, or form your own paranormal group.... Focus not only on finding proof and having experiences, but on banishment, exorcism, and soul rescue (aka 'sending them to the light').
>For learning purposes, attend and observe, neutrally, the various sects and religions of monotheism. There is power in the most passionate congregations. Go from church to church, mosque to synagogue, but try not to get caught up or lured into any one of them, so much as just learning about each one.
You will, with mere zealous devotion and by working the Urian system of training have direct experiences. After you have studied and worked the basic system in the Ahyeh, only then seek out the Ayahuasca, the sweat lodges, or something like Jungian education/therapy... after that then work on mastering things like astral projection and theurgy.
Only in living your faith, will you attain the tangible benefits thereof.
Or as the scriptures say (James 2:14), "Faith without works, is dead."
Even socio-political/ideological religions are more rewarding, when one truly participates and is passionately involved in the cause.
If you don't work Urianism (or any other religious or mystical system) it will not work for you.
To write a short testimonial, I have had some experiences during my devotions and also out of the blue in daytime and especially when falling asleep. I did not have such experiences before i came upon the path. I have not shared this extensively on this site, due to the lack of priestly training and the respect for it. But to mention a few;I have been visited by entities identifying by emotional presence as Archangel Michael, Archangel Zadkiel, and also the Zoroastrian Mithra on one occasion as per my direct summoning and request for discipline. They do not go outside our teachings and are different in emotional temperament.
Archangel Michael: I'm really grateful to him. Comes forth with a masculine presence. He can be warm while saying it as it is. He takes my side against the world, but can also be tough. I probably feel such gratitude because he really makes me feel that he genuinely wants to help me. I think it was him who pointed out that I self-sabotage, but I seem to struggle to understand how.
Archangel Zadkiel: Has sided with the suffering when she comes to me. It is really painful when the sufferer is me and the consoling words reveal a truth that is hurtful to see.
Mithra as per the Zoroastrian pantheon: No lies permissible. Judges the situation fairly. I called upon him due to the need for correction and asked straight up to be given a harsh lesson. Confessing at once when pressed was my go to strategy when encountering Mithra.
I would add that I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia when I was 17. Went off medication 10 years ago or so, and is not in any form of therapy.(Thrown out due to me phasing out medication. "See you when you get psychotic!") I have learned to trust God and integrated the cosmology of Urianism and the tree of life into my being. Faced myself and done a lot of integration in both prayer and also intuitive Jungian-styled work. So, the practice, even though I struggle with consistency, has given me a stable personality-core and taught me to rely on myself for my mental health. No good cure for Schizophrenia, so it is quite a testament to what can be achieved when sincerely approaching this path. there is a bible quote from the new testament that comes to mind, but I fail to recollect it.