Idea of human origin -
anthropology of essenceism
We are not animals. We are not actually part of nature, although our physical body is associated with it for some time. On the outside you can see that we are a bit like animals, but this is not decisive.
Of course , when we feed on products from nature, sleeping on a regular basis and performing various physiological activities, we are similar to animals. But immediately after these activities, our similarity to animals ends. This is because our body, which is so similar in structure to animals, is governed by an inner personality. This personality treats the physical body as a tool for existence in the physical world. At a time when animals perform all activities with all their being, man uses his body as a plane for the existence of his inner, physically invisible personality.
When we talk to another person, we do not talk to it skin and bones, but to someone who is inside. We feel that our words flow somewhere deep into our listener and enrich his knowledge. This and another thousand things that people can do make us completely different from animals.
A human body endowed with physical senses, or a physical person, is the most common means of transport and a mechanism for moving our inner personality in the physical world. This inner personality or inner being can be called a spiritual person and it seems that it is the right man. This fact is felt, for example, in the old saying: "here is no living spirit" to determine the fact that there is no one in the room.
This inner being inherent in us directs our lives as if the proper human being functioned within our physical body. That is why it is worth calling it a spiritual person.
I am trying to show in this study that man is a separate category of being in the universe. This is indicated by the widely developed personality of man and his incredible achievements of civilization in a very short time in relation to the age of the universe.
Everyone sees that a physical person has a limited life span, while one senses that a spiritual person can be eternal. And this is the most important topic of my thoughts.
In this study, I devote a lot of space to confirming the fact that we are eternal. It seems that man is a being who begins life on Earth and then continues for eternity, first in the physical world and then in the spiritual world. There is eternity in us and this is what distinguishes us fundamentally from animals. I want to describe all this in my text. I do not mean, of course, any scientific proof for the existence of a spiritual person as an eternal human being or for proof of the existence of God, but for a logical sequence of thought that will help man himself to come to the truth about himself and the existence of God.
Often God is called the Heavenly Father. The word means one who gives life. In this case, our Creator should be treated simultaneously as a father and mother.
I argue that a man's spiritual person emerges from the Original Being, just as a newborn child emerges from the mother's womb. Its birth, however, is not the result of fertilization, as is the case with physical conception.
It has its beginning in the heart of God, when the law of the proper penetration of the male sperm into the woman's egg will work in the human body. The decision to fertilize comes from a human being, but as a consequence it involves the participation of God in the initiation of the creation of a new human life, since this was also the concept of the Creator from the beginning. The formation of a spiritual person is not related to any process of passing time or a specific place, because the spiritual world functions beyond time and space. It is each time a unique divine creative act that is independent of us. The spiritual person is shaped from the beginning with the Energy from God. Thus a new, eternal being is created, in which a personality emerged from the God’s Personality. The Creator gives to a future man a part of Himself in the form of His Intelligence, Will and Love, and a "piece" of His Heart. So it will be the child of both parents and his. Personal attributes of God for a particular person are realized when the Creator makes the decision to breathe life into a nascent physical person. This happens at the moment when the months of its development in the mother's womb expire. Such an embodiment of attributes from the Creator can be taken as the proper beginning of God’s fatherhood for a particular individual.
I have such a picture in front of my eyes: a human being is born from the mother's womb – a new natural person. At the same time, another image is imposed on this image: God's calling to life a new spiritual person emerging from Him, but invisible to our eyes and connecting with that already visible to our senses. This is the beginning of each of us, being eternally existing from the moment of birth. We go further through life, we reach a state when our physical body is old and unnecessary. Then, we throw away the carnal shell, which seems to be delaying us. We are still living as a proper spiritual man. From this moment on, we are an invisible being, inaccessible to the physical senses, but living eternally in the spiritual world.
Our eternity is a basic matter, but it is difficult to understand this during earthly life. In the meantime, it is enough to realize the simple truth: we are eternal! Of course, we are eternal as spiritual people who spend the first few decades of life in physical bodies.
Now, however, I will deal with the concepts: soul, spirit and spiritual person.
First, we must point out that all these concepts are examined because after physical death, eternal life awaits us in another dimension and in the eternal environment, regardless of whether we will lead them in the form of a spirit, soul or spiritual person. So what do these three terms mean in my study?
There are well-known sayings: "there is no living spirit in this house" or "there is no living soul" used to emphasize the fact that there is no one there (no human). This helps us to understand that in principle the right person is his spiritual person, colloquially known as the spirit, and in many religions a soul. So these three terms: spiritual person, spirit and soul have separate meanings in my opinion.
In my study for the term human I use the terms physical person and spiritual person. They are together a unified human unit. Christian theology uses the terms body and soul in this case. I also divide these two basic concepts in a similar way. The human body is a biological organism which I called a natural person. For me, these two terms are almost unambiguous. Meanwhile, the use of the term spiritual person, rather than the term spirit or soul, can be difficult to understand for many audiences. I use this name because the spiritual person is the right human being. It is a much more precise name than the spirit. It is precisely in relation to a man that I avoid the term ghost because in the ordinary sense it means a very wide range of spiritual beings such as angels, ghosts of the dead, demons, devils, nymphs etc. At the same time in my deliberations I reserve the concept of soul to describe the inner character of a given being. In the remainder of this chapter, I explain exactly how I understand the concept of the human soul. Generally, it is not an independent entity, but rather an internal, inherent nature that directs a human being. The pattern to describe it is as if the "Soul of God", that is, the attributes of the Spirit of God. They are above all: His Intelligence, Will and Emotion, which create his Inner Character. It permeates the omnipresent energy of the First Cause, which for our imagination can be called the Spiritual Body of God.
In summary, man was not created like everything else in the universe. He was born of the Original Being, which should be called the Heavenly Father for this reason .
An ideal man is one that reflects, as a single being, all the basic attributes of God, that is, His Heart, Intelligence, Will and Emotionality. This reflection actually means inheriting a personality from God on the scale of a particular human being. The attributes taken over from God create a human personality that can be described as a primordial nature. It should guide the life of each of us. It consists of functions of intelligence, perceived as rational actions, emotional functions, perceived as emotional or intuitive actions and functions of the will, perceived as purposeful or developmental actions. In our primordial nature, all these attributes are harmoniously balanced and mature, although they reveal themselves fully only after the human individual has reached perfection. The action of emotionality, resulting from the heart, is the main driving force that always remains in harmony with the action of intelligence and will. The perfect man is not primarily driven by reason or the desire to fulfill his desires, but works out of the need for love inspired by the heart. This is the similarity of a perfect man to Heavenly Father. Man's perfection is of course realized in his spiritual person developing on the basis of a natural person.
A physical person is our physical body endowed with the instinct of life, or something like the instinct of animals. In the case of man, however, this is not a typical instinct, although there are conditional and unconditional reflexes. In the case of animals, this inner sense can be called an animal soul. In the meantime, the human physical body is governed by the internal directing nature, which I call the physical soul. In this case, a physical person is a physical being similar to an animal being, but representing the highest stage of development. As in the case of animals, this person is closely related to the surrounding nature and is subject to all laws in force therein. Like all physical beings, it must die within a certain time. The difference between a physical person and even the most-developed representative of the animal world consists in a different sense of their existence. This can be described with a simple statement. The meaning of an animal's life is to serve a physical person, and the sense of the existence of a physical person is to serve a spiritual person.
Perhaps a human body, similar to the body of animals, could theoretically live without a spiritual person, but its functioning is completely connected with it. Therefore, along with her departure, also from a physical person, lives biological life. This is caused by the interruption of the spiritual energy flow connecting both these entities. Without a spiritual person, the physical body loses the meaning of further existence. Here a colossal difference is revealed between the sense of life of an animal and a human being.
As I explained before, a human spiritual person is actually a man himself. It was she who was created in "image and likeness" because her pattern, or the Spirit of God, is God's Spiritual Person. Therefore, a spiritual person is a spiritual being with a spiritual body and a central spiritual attribute that will be called a spiritual soul. The spiritual body, sometimes called the astral body, is the base of life energy for our eternal existence. It has been shaped from the God’s Energy and is directed by the spiritual soul mentioned, constituting the center of existence and the quintessence of the human personality. The spiritual soul is best called the inner inherent nature of the director, whose functioning manifests itself in the form of the primeval nature of man. It emerged from the Personality of God, our Father. In connection with the Energy from Him, contained in our immaterial body, makes us eternal personalities and His children. Just as the physical soul in the body of each of us directs our five senses and is the instinct that sustains life, so the spiritual soul performs similar functions to the spiritual person of the human being, directing his spiritual senses and constituting the center of his intelligence, will and emotionality.
Looking at a human being, we only see a physical person, and we do not see the spiritual person in it. Why is it like that?
We cannot see energy. We try to locate it, but most often we are doomed only to accept the effects of its operation. This vital "building material", derived from the Energy of the First Cause, accompanies us in our physical life as this "visible energy", transformed into matter. At the same time, there is also this "invisible" in us that fills the spiritual world, also from the same source. This applies to both our physical and spiritual person. Certainly a physical person is a greater "consumer" of praenergia from God than spiritual because he is material. It is a fact that the Creator involved a huge amount of primary energy in the physical world. This is clearly shown by the equation given by Albert Einstein (E = mc˛), in which the speed of light raised to the second power is a quantitative coefficient that shows how much energy is needed to create matter. It must be said openly that only God can do it.
A physical person uses energy transformed into matter throughout his life, lasting from insemination in the mother's womb until the components return to nature after decomposing the corpses. As I emphasized previously, it is a huge "user" of primary energy, though only for a limited time. Thanks to this she is visible and can fulfill her short mission of bringing a spiritual person to maturity. This one is also a "user" of primary energy, though much less intense, but for a much longer time, that is, for all eternity. Both are, therefore, the place of its concentration and use, only on a different scale and at different times.
The permanent concentration of primary energy, which was used by the Creator to shape our spiritual person, is meant only for living beyond time and space. There is no need for our spiritual person to be visible in the physical world, because for the time of his growing up to full maturity he is placed in a visible physical person. Only in the first, physical phase of life destined for human development must it harmonize harmoniously with the primary energy transformed into a physical body. Then he leaves the dead physical body and continues his life as invisible to our eyes. In addition to truly exceptional situations, this concentrated energy from which it is created is never transformed into matter.
Of course, in exceptional situations a spiritual person can be felt in our physical world and even become visible to our eyes. I call this "physicalized itself" (starting from this place I will no longer use quotes). There are several forms of such physicalization. Let me start with the slightest spiritual interference into our physical reality. If someone remains in strong spiritual arousal, they can sense in their environment the concentration of energy resulting from the presence of such a person, and even recognize it without its visualization. This happens while using the imagination and spiritual senses of both parties involved in this phenomenon. Then you can even communicate with such an invisible person, that is, find out what she wants from us. This is done, for example, using telepathy or remaining alone in hypnosis. Then such a spiritual person can understand what we want to communicate. With a little more energy concentration, it is "physically" formed, or "dressed" in a visible form, because the concentration of its spiritual energy is already enough to not let the rays of light pass. Such a spiritual person looks like a shadow or mist. This is what the so-called ghosts that have seen certain people manifest themselves. They look like an airy figure. I am based here on certain testimonies and memories of people who have experienced such a thing, but I have no way of verifying it. The concentration of spiritual energy looks a little different. Then the spiritual person looks like a physical figure and can perform various activities. For example, angels took on a physical form, passed on certain information, performed various jobs, and behaved like people did. We know from the Bible that an angel fought with Jakub, the archangel Gabriel talked to Mary, and another he broke the bars in prison, where stayed Saint Peter. However, this was not a mere materialization or visualization. This phenomenon is best described in the aforementioned term: physicalization, which describes the act of appearing briefly in the spiritual form in the physical world. This is perhaps not a description associated with typical phenomena in our world, but it reflects the sense of the phenomenon described. Sometimes, another person called a medium is needed. It adds to its transformation its will and energy, a huge amount of which must be used even with a short physicalization. To all this, it must be noted that a person from the invisible world must be wanted to be seen, because it is necessary to become conditioned in order to mobilize spiritual energy. The maximum effect of this phenomenon was demonstrated by Jesus Christ Himself. After his resurrection he was fully visible, spoke, moved and performed various activities like an ordinary person. Many times, whenever he wanted to, he appeared among His disciples, taking advantage of the fact that they too were "energetically" prepared and engaged in His presence. All this confirms the fact of the immortality and eternity of the spiritual person according to the Creator's plan.
A spiritual person is a unique being, a being who comes from God and carries His inherited attributes. From this point of view, people are absolutely equal because they have in their spiritual person equal, but at the same time unique, configurations of attributes taken from God. In a perfect world, this equality will be an obvious rule, but in the present reality the value of a particular human being is assessed most often falsely and completely contrary to the original concept of the Creator.
A man who has achieved personal perfection in a perfect world is the top work of the Creator, fully completed and stabilized for eternity. It reflects in a maximum way the attributes of God. There is no need to imagine someone even greater and more perfect. The Creator put in his work everything he had the best. Hence the important conclusion that if somewhere in space, on any planet, there were still more people to create his "image and likeness", then they would probably be identical to us on Earth.