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Book of Vladimir Antonov "General Theology — the Science about God"

"The principal meaning of this word is the Creator, the Primordial Universal Consciousness, dwelling in the primary spatial dimension. This Consciousness represents the subtlest state of Universal energy — on the “subtlety-coarseness” scale."

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General Theology — the Science about God

General statements

How the word “God” is to be understood

What is man

Methodological principles of spiritual self-perfection

Structure of a human organism and structure of the Absolute

What religious associations should do

About some principles of state order



Structure of the Absolute (scheme)


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"... The word God (with capital G) in the first place should be interpreted as Primordial Consciousness that dwells in the deepest and the subtlest primary plane of the multidimensional Universe..."

What is man
"... Man is not his body, but consciousness, i.e. living energy, capable of self-awareness and that possesses mind and memory..."

Meaning of life
"The question of the meaning of one’s life gets inevitably raised before any man who matures in his\her development..."

Names of God
Explanations of meanings of the word GOD and its synonyms used in different languages.

2. How the word “God” is to be understood

2:1. First of all it is necessary to accept the fact that the Universe is multidimensional — in reality (and not only mathematically). Its dimensions (planes, eons, lokas) can be cognized by the advanced human consciousness. Such level of consciousness can be attained by proper spiritual training. One of the components of this training should be a multi-stage practice of meditation.

2:2. There are dimensions of hell and paradise and also those that serve as “depositories of construction material” for forming of solid matter and souls. There is also a dimension that represents the Abode of the Creator. Some dimensions are filled with anti-energies. The interaction of the latter with objects of material plane represents the mechanism of dematerialization and other so-called “miracles”.

2:3. Historically it so happened that the word “God” has several meanings and people often get confused by them.

2:4. The principal meaning of this word is the Creator, the Primordial Universal Consciousness, dwelling in the primary spatial dimension. This Consciousness represents the subtlest state of Universal energy — on the “subtlety-coarseness” scale. The inhabitants of hell are on the opposite end of this scale: they live in the coarsest states of consciousness — from their emotional status standpoint.

2:5. The second meaning of the word “God” includes the Creator along with His entire multidimensional Creation, which is brought into existence by Him, is based on Him as on a foundation and is incapable to exist without or being separated from Him. In this sense God is Absolutely All (the Absolute) — i.e. Everything, except for hell and its inhabitants. (By definition of Jesus Christ, hell is “the outer darkness” — outer in relation to God-Absolute).

2:6. The concept of “God” includes also Manifestations of the Creator in the Creation that people call the Holy Spirit (Brahman). The Holy Spirit most often manifests Himself in the form of Divine Teachers that come out from the Abode of the Creator. (They can, in particular, condense the energy of the Consciousness to the level, perceivable or even quite visible by embodied people).

2:7. A Manifestation of a Divine Teacher on the material plane through accepting a human body (incarnation) is called Messiah, or Christ, or Avatar.

He, as well as the Holy Spirit, is the Essential Part of the Creator (Primordial Consciousness).

2:8. The statement “God is One” is true. The Divine Teachers are merged elements of One Primordial Consciousness in the Abode of the Creator. The criterion, by which Divine Teachers can be distinguished from other spiritual beings, is that Their Abode is the primary spatial dimension — the Abode of the Creator. Each of Them, while remaining one with the Creator, comes out from the Abode into the realm of Creation only by part of Himself.

2:9. Numerous individual manifestations of the Divine Energy in the world of Creation (objects, bodies (including ours), embodied and non-embodied souls, except for hell inhabitants) should be considered as cells of the infinite Universal Body of God in the aspect of Absolute.

2:10. The essence of all processes that take place in the universe is the Evolution of the Universal Divine Consciousness.

2:11. One cannot include in the concept of “God” mythological (fairy-tale) and fictitious characters of national religious folklore (those sharing such naive and essentially false conceptions are called “pagans”).

Attempts to present God as an invisible flying being with a human-like appearance are also naive and false.

God should be thought of as neither “information” nor “information field”, nor “collective human intellect”, nor should He be given other similar superficial and incompetent definitions.

Cognition of God has nothing to do with “conversations with aliens”, “astral traveling”, spiritualism, magic rituals or astrological imaginations.

Describing God as a malicious monster punishing people for their sins is a striking perversion that turns people away from loving Him and hinders their advancement on the spiritual Path.

Likewise, bringing devil and other intimidating factors into the center of attention is a gross religious distortion. Cultivation of mystical fear — as opposed to cherishing creative Love — is the main cause of spiritual degradation and of development of mass psychopathology among followers of such forms of pseudo-religion.

2:12. Thus, the concept of God includes:

— the Creator, in other languages and other religious schools also called God-the-Father, Primordial Consciousness, Allah, Ishvara, Tao etc.,

— the Absolute,

— non-incarnate (They are countless) as well as incarnate Divine Teachers coming out from the Abode of the Creator.

This is the essence of the true, monotheistic conception of what God is.

2:13. From His Abode the Creator creates “islets” of matter throughout the infinite space of the universe and after some time — when they are no longer necessary — He dematerializes them.

The purpose of this process is to establish conditions for embodying new souls on material substrates, in order to present them with an opportunity for development.

2:14. An incarnation in the material world is necessary for the development of a soul , since it is physical body that serves as a main tool for supplying the energy needed for growth of a “lump” of consciousness. This energy is derived with an aid of the body primarily from ordinary food — the one that we eat .

But not any kind of material food provides the organism with the energy eminently suitable for growth of a soul in the proper direction: the most adequate quality of energy is supplied by “cruelty-free” diet, i.e. the one that excludes meat, fish and other products made of bodies of killed animals.

A nutrition that involves killing of animals is incompatible with high ethical principles and often leads to situations when souls of killed animals enter bodies of the people who killed them or of those who ate their flesh. Such enterings (called “possessions”) cause various psychic and somatic disorders, and diseases, including cancer.

A natural food for people is various edible plants, dairy products and bird eggs.

2:15. The evolution of each individual soul begins when its germen is formed in a mineral. Following are numerous incarnations in the bodies of plants — small in the beginning, then of larger size. Then the growing soul enters into animal bodies of increasing size and species complexity, and finally — into human bodies.

Each of us, humans, has previously lived in bodies of various plants and animals. And now in the bodies of plants and animals we should see other growing souls. We should learn to respect their lives and in every possible way avoid doing any unnecessary harm to them. A lifestyle that is “cruelty-free” in regard to people and animals, as well as restraining from unnecessarily harming plants — all this should be a norm for every religious individual.

2:16. God in the aspect of Creator — and this is really perceivable by a developed human consciousness — is Universal in size, Eternal Macro-organism, Which can be depicted as an Ocean of Blissful, Most Tender, Subtlest Light of Consciousness.

Man is to learn to love Him, to fall in love with Him — and this will be a prerequisite for cognizing Him and for merging with Him. As a result of its personal evolution each individual soul is supposed to merge into the Universal Soul of the Creator.



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