What you should know - after having come to this page - is that there is this thing I usually call 'Unification' because it more
accurately expresses what this 'Enlightenment' is; Though I think it's a fair word to use.
Enlightenment in this sense comes from a 'Unification with the all-encompassing Spirit' - in other terms described as 'entering
the Nineness', giving a maybe more accurate or at least simplistic perspective on what happens.
The Nineness can be thought of as a state of mind, whereby the Eightness is the ordinary state of mind. Basically what you
get born into. The world of senses and thought. This is derived from a "ladder" of 13 Seals, whereby each Seal corresponds
to an experience that increases our understanding of the world. So, first you perceive that there is 'stuff', then you
realize that 'stuff has shapes' - then it is possible to realize that 'stuff with its shapes can form structures'. So, those
are the first three seals. Seals 1-8 are accessible to the "mortal mind".
The 9th Seal is the quintessential 'first' experience of God interacting with the human individual in this 'exclusive' way. Seals
10-13 are consequentially about the state of mind growing from there. The way to achieve this
is a matter of 2 requirements
and the knowledge of the words that need to be used to request this unity from the all-encompassing Spirit.
another two things
are 'the Testimony' and 'the Gnostic-Dilemma'. These are merely concepts - though cognitive tools that I think are paramount to
successfully navigate "the fields of ignorance and confusion" ... ignoring of the "why what's" for the time being.
Regarding the "why-what's" - who could tell? And how could we tell who could tell? That simultaneously is a matter of the
Gnostic Dilemma as it is a matter of the Testimony.
The Gnostic Dilemma is to say that if I knew from God that something is true - how could I tell you about it, as in: How
could you tell that I'm telling the truth?
The answer - well. How could you tell? ... But you might be shocked to learn that you can ask from God. Which is really the first
"mythical thing" you, by my accounting, are supposed to accomplish. And yea - I'm ... Mormon~ish
Btw.. But that's the line. "I can only show you the path".