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					                     Healing the World Through Consciousness of Inversion:
                   Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul
                                    By Len Burg, Soul Therapist

The author presented the following paper to the STOPFORUM1, an international conference in
Sao Paulo Brazil in May 2010, the purpose of which was to explore ways to heal the psycho-
social pathology responsible for many of the problems in the world today.

This psycho-social forum was organized by The International Society of Analytical Trilogy2
(ISAT), an organization that is a pioneer in marrying and upgrading classical forms of psycho-
analysis with an approach that combines psychology, philosophy and non-sectarian religion or
metaphysics. ISAT’s approach, led by its founder Dr. Norberto Keppe3, is to treat or analyze
both the individual and the society, and to apply “Trilogical” principles in an interdisciplinary
way to all sectors of society.

This paper presented by the author was an attempt to delve deeper into the “religious” or
“metaphysical” aspect of Analytical Trilogy, from the point of view of the “Science of the Soul”.
This science gives structure to the spiritual dimension of psycho-analysis, based on the teachings
and practice of mystics, saints or sages, ascended and living, who have been perpetually sent to
this earth to redeem souls – to reconnect man in consciousness to his spirit, and his spirit to
God.

From the point of view of the Science of the Soul, healing the world begins with healing self, the
prime “disease” of which is lack of knowledge of self, and estrangement from consciousness of
our spiritual essence and its connection to God. This paper posits that it is this alienation which
is at the root of the Stop Forum’s theme focus - “inversion”4, which is a way of elevating the
temporal or material over the spiritual; it is a way of subjugating the spirit to the mind and ego,
acting through the senses of perception. On the other hand, the Science of the Soul provides a
key to curing or permanently reversing this inversion, and re-establishing the primacy of soul
over mind.

The author gives his profound thanks to ISAT Vice President Dr. Claudia Pacheco5 and the
organizers of the Stop Forum for inviting him to the Forum and giving him the opportunity to
share these perspectives. Hopefully all the psycho-analysts, scientists and lay people, both at the
Forum and those reading this paper, find it thought provoking and helpful in the effort to heal
self and society, connect with secular and spiritual sources of healing, guidance and support
and, most importantly, augment or ignite a spark in the reader’s efforts to reveal God inside.

1
  http://www.stopforum.org/en/theforum.html
2
  http://www.trilogiaanalitica.com.br/index_ingles.html
3
  http://www.trilogiaanalitica.com.br/english/html/bios.html
4
  Go to the following link for a glossary that defines terms used in Analytical Trilogy:
                                                                                                   - A psychological
http://www.healingthroughconsciousness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=104#
process, first observed by Keppe in 1977 and unique to his work, in which values and the perception of reality are
inverted in the individual and in society. Examples: seeing good in something evil and evil in something good;
believing that reality, not fantasy, causes suffering; seeing work as a sacrifice and laziness as pleasurable; thinking
that love brings suffering and pain; and making wealth, prestige and power the most important goal of all.
5
  http://www.trilogiaanalitica.com.br/english/html/bios.html

                         Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 1
                      Healing the World Through Consciousness of Inversion

“I have met the enemy and the enemy is me”6.

The enemy is my ego, operating through the mind/body complex and the senses of perception,
under the direction of a Universal Negative Power7. This is what wreaks havoc on the planet.

The conditions of this world are but a reflection of humanity‟s collective ego-mind-
inconscientization8, of which I, and you, play a part, however learned we may be.

The ego tends to act as if this temporal material world and all its conditions are real and
permanent; this illusion is what is at the root of its inversion. Ego does so through “impure Act”
– a tendency to react and inconscientize, rather than to act based on consciousness and divine
inspiration.

The gift of Analytical Trilogy is to place an eternal, infinite God at the root of all cures.
Trilogical Metaphysics promotes healing by exposing the Theomania9, envy and Projections of
an ego which denies God and refuses to see its own errors.

The Science of the Soul10 goes on to offer a permanent cure – one that shows a way out of the
vicious cycle of disease and remission that imprisons the soul and binds it in chains of both iron
and gold. To heal the world requires both to “bruise the head of the serpent”11 – to put the ego-
mind in its proper place – and to re-establish the primacy of spirit/soul12 over mind. This is the
dual role of the Science of the Soul, as the ego-mind is a good servant but a poor master.

INTRODUCTION

The search for mastership is what ultimately led me both to the teachings of giants like Norberto
Keppe, Dr. Pacheco and that of several contemporary mystic masters living in this world. Such
enlightened ones go beyond mind and cultivate the wisdom of the soul.

I grew up attending a Presbyterian church through my parents, and Baptist churches through my
grandparents. But I wasn‟t satisfied. I would gaze up into the heavens and wonder, what is
beyond the furthest reaches of the universe?

Even while playing at revolution (struggling against the “enemy”) as a student leader at New
York University, during the upheavals on campuses across the USA in the late 1960‟s and early
1970‟s, this spark of spirituality kept gnawing away at my consciousness.
6
  Paraphrases a famous quote from the late, great American military leader, General Douglas MacArthur
7
  Satan, Devil
8
  Coined by Keppe to describe the willful attitude of concealing, repressing or denying one‟s consciousness. Hiding
from oneself something one does not wish to see.
9
  Envy of God
10
   Spirit encased in mental, astral, etheric and physical complex of bodies
11
   Genesis 3:1(the Serpent being the Devil)
12
   From this point of view, “soul” is spirit encased in a complex of mental, astral and physical bodies.

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Years of civil disobedience, rebellion and stress, along with the excesses of wine, women and
weed13 led me to a complete physical and emotional collapse in 1973. It was then that a spiritual
explosion took place within me, as I fasted and embarked on a serious attempt to find myself.

I discovered holistic health; vegetarianism; acupressure; massage; Kabala; occultism; the oracles
of astrology, I Ching and Tarot; Yoga; Tai Chi, etc. Above all, I was seeking first hand spiritual
experience. During this time I was baptized in a Pentecostal church, and witnessed the speaking
of tongues and mediumship, which seemed closer to actual spiritual experience than the dry,
polite reading of scriptures. At the same time I studied traditional African religion, which took
spirit possession and ancestral worship to another level.

While I studied and practiced holism and spirituality, I also worked at day jobs directing
community programs and counseling youths in Harlem, NY. Gradually I realized that the
individuals and organizations I “treated” benefitted as much from soul-searching dialogue as
they did from various “hands-on” healing or organizational development modalities. I
discovered that “Dis-ease”, germs or conflicts were not the enemy but part of the cure; they are
the organism‟s attempt to rid itself of morbific (toxic or pathothenic) matter. In other words, the
body heals itself, if one “treats” it with the kind of “food” that sustains life.

When I learned of Analytical Trilogy in the 1980‟s I was ecstatic. It fit perfectly with the
dialectic I was already having with my clients, and the philosophy of conscientizing rather than
suppressing toxic thoughts, emotions and matter.

It was also in the mid 1980‟s that I learned of the Science of the Soul. It taught me that instead
of allowing disincarnate entities to possess me, I could worship God “in spirit and in truth”14 -
learn to travel in consciousness to the heavenly regions where the ancestors abide - and go
further toward the throne of the Lord, “into the Kingdom of heaven inside”15. This science gave
further structure and meaning to the spiritual aspect of Analytical Trilogy as I sought to apply it
in my practice. I merged the two in my counseling under the name of “Soul Therapy”.

Since that time I have delved deeper into the Science of the Soul or “The Path of the Masters” as
it is also called. With this backdrop I have worked as a Liaison in A Centre for the World
Religions16 - an NGO having consultative status with ECOSOC of the United Nations. It has
held peace forums and meditations at the UN, in an attempt to foster interfaith unity, with the
idea that peace begins within. If the UN is to ever achieve its goal of ending war and poverty
there must be a shift of consciousness, which ultimately has to be led by those who have
mastered the sciences of mind and soul.




13
   Marijuana
14
   Bible - John 4:24
15
   Luke 17:20-21 (King James Version): “20. And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of
God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation; 21. Neither shall
they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
16
   http://centreworldreligions.org/cms/website.php

                     Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 3
What inspired me to attend and present at the Stop Forum was both to learn from those who have
gained mastery in Analytical Trilogy, and also share some of what I have learned and
experienced from masters of the Science of the Soul, even as I continue to seek enlightenment.

SELF MASTERY: KEY TO THERAPEUTICS

Psychotherapists and other practitioners seeking to apply Trilogical Metaphysics to their practice
understand perfectly the need to master self in order to help others. This is why any good
therapist him or herself undergoes therapy. Such introspection is not at all limited to the mind.

Dr. Keppe has clearly established the primacy of Theology in the trilogy of psychology,
philosophy and Religion. The question is, how exactly does the study of God translate into first-
hand knowledge that is most useful in the therapeutic technique? How does the therapist get
beyond the limitations of his or her own mind to more purely apply the “laws” inherent in
Theology to the healing of self, client and society?

There is much evidence, of course, of the efficacy of Analytical Trilogy in effecting remission of
not only psychical but also physical symptoms17. Implicit in Trilogical Metaphysics is the idea
that it is the link to the Divine that has primacy in this process. Any therapist would probably be
concerned with how he/she can cement this link within oneself in order to be more effective in
facilitating the same for ones clients – especially to lessen the possibility of relapse or to more
closely approximate lasting cure18.

Keppe himself has graphically illustrated how some of the greatest thinkers of the world may
actually have had an inverted perspective of how to remedy the psychical ills of mankind that
now threaten the planet with wars, poverty and pollution. At the root of this is a failure to
transcend mind and tap more into revelations of the Divine.

It seems clear that the success of Analytical Trilogy is due to the extent that it has reversed this
inversion and refocused the therapist on gaining access to divine inspiration in treating the ills of
man and society. This challenge is especially problematic given the current rise in religious
fundamentalism and a turning away of this generation from organized religion.

Fortunately there is also a movement extant, especially among the youths, towards spirituality in
a universal sense. This puts added emphasis on the need for Trilogical Metaphysics to service
this population. As Keppe suggests, mastery in philosophy and psychology is not enough; it also
requires the study of and access to mastership in spirituality. As in any field, spiritual mastery
requires the scientific application of a technology to produce predictable results. There is no

17
   See the following link and book “Healing Through Consciousness” by Claudia Pacheco:
http://www.healingthroughconsciousness.com/
18
   “NATUROPATHIC HEALTH CARE”; http://www.drbarrytaylor.com/about_naturopathy.htm; “The natural state
of the human organism is health, homeostatic balance. In this state, the human organism has the innate ability - the
vitality to word off diseases and heal itself. Vitalistic medicine maintains that when disease occurs, this self - healing
ability has been blocked. Disease Symptoms (fever, rashes, this etc.) are not simply caused by an "evasion" of
external agents or germs, but are manifestations of the organism's attempt to defend and heal itself. The "disease" is
the cure.” A physician's task, then is to help remove the agents blocking that healing process, bolstering the patient's
own healing capacity, and this restore homeostatic balance; health.

                        Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 4
shortage of cases, both personal and societal, through which to continue to evolve the efficacy of
Trilogical Metaphysics in addressing the spiritual dimension of psycho-social pathology.

Trilogists know full well that far from suppressing such pathology, a dialectic that conscientizes
and shines a light on symptoms ultimately reveals the inversion, megalomania19 and alienation at
its roots. It provides the “food” that enables the human being to rally his/her own healing
resources, at the root of which is his/her spiritual connection. For both the client and the
therapist, it is thus imperative to further cultivate the “food” which nourishes the spiritual part of
ones being. This requires a journey of interiorization which transcends mind and delves deeper
into the realms of spirit. It requires making a giant leap beyond Theology - the study of God - to
the enlightenment of Apotheosis20, which is to become one with God or a conscious co-worker
with God.

TRUTH, COSMOGONY AND THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL:

In the lexicon of Trilogical Metaphysics “truth” is synonymous with God. Being truthful about
what one is perceiving (conscientizing), or about one‟s errors, leads one closer to absolute truth
or the Divinity. This is what precipitates healing, for “know the truth and the truth shall set you
free.” The Trilogical dialectic is a process of retracing (evolving) our way back to the divinity
inherent within us, by revealing the inverted thinking (involving - “creating”) which gives birth
to conditions of dis-ease. In essence, as emphasized by Dr. Keppe, this spiritual dimension is the
most critical factor in employing the Trilogical method for the healing of man and society.

An understanding of Mystical Cosmogony based on the Science of the Soul simplifies the
application of Trilogical Metaphysics. Cosmogony is the study of the origin, evolution and
structure of the universe and the theory of the creation. The mystical side of this science - as
taught and practiced by the Enlightened sage who has realized and embodied this truth – can
shed great light on how and why Analytical Trilogy is achieving, (and perhaps can also surpass)
the results it is getting.

SELF/ GOD REALIZATION AND “PURE ACT”

Inherent in the study of cosmogony is the ancient axiom, “Man Know thyself”. One can easily
say that the application of Trilogical Metaphysics: 1) reveals how man‟s lack of knowledge of
self leads to disease and psycho-social pathology; and 2) helps reverse that process. In this
respect the essence of “Self” is the spirit which becomes imprisoned in the body/mind complex –
the Psyche - and loses its way. Man inverts reality, and becomes alienated and sick through
inconscientization and blind REACTING. “ACT” as discussed by Dr. Keppe is the antithesis of this
kind of REACTion.




19
   http://th-th.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=19093671648&topic=3529 : Delusions of grandeur - a form of arrogance
where a person considers himself much better than he really is due to his desire to be superior
20
   From L.L. apotheosis "deification," from Gk. apotheosis, from apotheoun "deify, make (someone) a god," (in the
sense of realizing and manifesting the qualities of the spirit which is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

                      Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 5
If an understanding of Mystical cosmogony and the Science of the Soul it is to contribute to the
evolution of the practice of Trilogical Metaphysics, it must help explain:

   1. the underlying principles governing the process of inconscientized REACTion leading to
      disease,

   2. the transformation into conscientized ACT and healing of the body/mind, and

   3. how this process relates to man‟s potential for ultimate self-actualization

In the context of the Science of the Soul “self actualization” is what we call “Self
Realization” and “God Realization”, the understanding and practice of which provide an
excellent framework within which to more easily comprehend and apply the sometimes
complex notions of “Pure ACT”. Simply said, Self Realization is a process by which a human
being rises above body consciousness and becomes aware of him/herself as pure spirit. God
Realization occurs when the spirit/soul achieves “yoga” or union with God and becomes a co-
worker with God.

KARMA AND DIVINE REVELATIONS

It is the spirit which gives life to the body, and provides the energy to heal, as it is “made in the
image of God”. It is of the same essence as God – omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.
However, as many a mystical master has said, both soul and God are within man; the problem is,
they haven‟t met each other; man has become mired in the mortal web of mind and body and
thus oblivious to his true eternal nature which is spirit. Man has become entangled in what we
call “Karma”, which simply put is the law of cause and effect:

      “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” (Newton)
      “What goes around comes around” (Common idiom)
       “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)
      “For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap.” (Galatians 6.7-10)
      “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise
       pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18)

To invertedly inconscientize and REACT is to continue a perpetual cycle of sowing and reaping
that stains the soul and prevents man from realizing his true nature and purpose for being. His
REACTion is led by the ego/mind operating under the influence of the Universal Mind or “Devil”
which blinds man to the will of heaven.

Pure ACT is to be led instead by “Divine Revelations” - coming directly from the will of God
- which serve to purify the soul and mitigate or heal the karma (sin) that prevents man
from realizing his divinity. Trilogical Metaphysics helps to prime man to move in that
direction. The Science of the Soul provides the vehicle for the last leg of the journey. Viewing
Trilogical Metaphysics through the eyes of Mystic Cosmogony and the Science of the soul helps
explain how this works.

                    Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 6
                                              The Creation

It all begins with the Supreme Being – God, Allah, Higher Power or whatever it is that created
man and this world. It is infinite and immortal. Its correspondence in man is the spirit which is
that spark of divinity sent from the eternal spiritual realm (planes) into the manifested worlds to
experience itself and then evolve back to God.

God put His angel Lucifer (Devil, Negative Power, Universal Mind) in charge of the
administration of the creation, ruling according to the laws of cause and effect (Karma). Its
correspondence in man is the ego/mind.

Spirits upon entering the realms/planes of mortality are provided a mental body, an astral body
and a physical body with which to navigate in the manifested world. The human being is the
“Crown of Creation” – the pinnacle of 8.4 million species, and is the only specie with the
capability and purpose to consciously realize his divinity and become a co-worker with God,
while still alive in the physical body. However, the Negative power does not want to lose one
soul from its jurisdiction. Until the human being realizes that this world is transitory and that
his/her true purpose is to realize self and God, it remains imprisoned in the physical, astral and
mental worlds governed by the Negative Power.

Fortunately the Lord God Almighty sends a Positive Power to rescue souls and shepherd them
back to their eternal home, while still alive in the physical body. This Positive Power is “The
Only Begotten Son” – The Word or Holy Spirit Made Flesh, manifesting throughout time. This
Only Begotten Son embodies itself through many saviors and redeemers, including Christ, The
Buddha, Mohammad, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Moses and countless other less renown saints and sages.
According to the Science of the Soul the earth is never bereft of one or more such enlightened
beings whose sole purpose is to guide souls back to God - again, while people are alive in the
physical body.

One way the Mystics in the Science of the Soul describe this process is as follows: God is the
“Ocean” Who sends the “River” - His Holy Spirit-Word-Made-Flesh redeemers – to ferry the
“Drops” – our spirits – back to the Ocean. However, in the process of involution the human
being gathers impressions on his soul in the form of thoughts, words and deeds or karma (sin)
that binds him to the material worlds, and blinds him to his true nature as a spirit made in the
image of God. The purpose of the redeemer is to teach and guide man in how to finish the
involution and begin the evolution back to God.

                                       Involution and Creation

      Ideas form in the minds of human beings.
      Ideas become thought patterns.
      Thought patterns become images tinged with desire.
      Images become the manifested physical condition



                   Impure Act, Trilogical Metaphysics and the Science of the Soul…………page 7
The ego believes that it is a God because it can seed an idea that becomes a manifested physical
condition. Yet it ignores that even this would not be possible without the spirit essence which
gives the body life, sustains it and heals it. Furthermore, the ego actually doesn‟t create a blade
of grass or a grain of sand. When the ego sees that its “creations” pale in comparison to that of
the Supreme Being, it becomes envious of and angry at God (Theomania) and chooses to invert
reality; it sees as real the mortal worlds and its creations, and sees as illusion the eternal God and
Spirit (it invertedly sees as bad or weak the Godly qualities of humility, forgiveness, meekness,
generosity, etc. – that Keppe speaks of so eloquently when explicating Trilogical Metaphysics.)

As consciousness is a direct expression of man‟s spirit which is an expression of God, the
process of Conscientization automatically helps to attract revelations that can begin to reverse
the process of disease. Just as denial of consciousness is denial of spirit is denial of God,
consciousness is opening up to spirit is opening up to God. The process of conscientizing is
directly related to the process of meditation that masters in the Science of the Soul use in order to
help man realize self and God.

Trilogical Metaphysics replaces impure ACT or REACTING and inconscientizing, with pure ACT
and Conscientization. As in the initial stages in the process of meditation, one pays attention to
the thoughts, feelings and sensations perceivable in the sphere of awareness. This begins to open
the human being up to revelations of spirit that sometimes can bring spontaneous healing or
insights (and that ultimately, under the guidance of a mystic, leads to self and God Realization).
This process helps a human being to be a more productive citizen, family man and even more
prosperous in business affairs. It also enables man to fulfill the moral and ethical precepts taught
in most organized religions.

Meditation (properly done) replaces the automatic indulgence of thoughts, emotions and
sensations with first observing – paying bare attention to - then stopping all thoughts. This
focuses the person‟s attention at the “Seat of the Soul”, between and behind the eyebrows. The
Mystic calls this the “Third Eye”21 the opening up of which enables a human being to receive
“Divine Revelations” in the form of light, sound and Soma.22 As food is nourishment for the
body, these revelations serve as nourishment for the soul. They:

        Wash the soul of the karma stemming from impressions taken in through the eyes, the
         ears, the senses, the mind and emotions.

        Provide ongoing inspiration and control that better enables man to actually manifest the
         divine virtues preached by all religions.

        Serve as a medicament that precipitates psychical and physical healing, and

        Enable the man to rise above body consciousness to experience direct awareness of the
         spiritual realms, ultimately with the aim of yoga or union with God.


21
  “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light (St. Luke 11:34)
22
  http://centreworldreligions.org/cms/website.php?id=/index/interfaith/revelations.htm&scroll=scrollpage_text130 (the bliss of
enlightenment)

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                                                          Conclusions

In effect, meditation guided by the Science of the Soul, augments Trilogical Metaphysics with a
form of “Self-Soul Therapy” (for therapist and client). This not only facilitates preservation of
the gains made in modalities like Trilogical Metaphysics, but also further enables direct progress
in the ultimate aim of human life which is to realize self and God. No doubt, in the process, such
a person concentrates better, works better, feels better and is better able to contribute to societal
initiatives that help alleviate the suffering, conflict and pollution in this world.

We at A Centre for the World Religions emphasize that it is not necessary for one to leave one‟s
religious society in order to meditate in a way that enables a man to realize self and God. On the
contrary, religious societies can support one‟s efforts to grow spiritually and function in society.
However, as seekers strive to live up to the moral and ethical standards they preach, they might
also more deeply study the scriptures of theirs and others‟ religions, and interiorize through a
universal process of meditation.

Masters in the Science of the Soul teach that scripture is only a guideline or reference
illuminating the revelations given by God to His Redeemers; we must gain our own spiritual
experience. As Christ said to those standing in front of Him when He was alive, “Verily, verily,
I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works
than these shall he do.”23

The „religion” taught by Jesus and - all the great redeemers was the science of “re”, “ligere” – to
bind the soul back to God. For them the real church, mosque, synagogue, temple, etc. is the
human body.24 It behooves every human being to seek heaven now, while in the body, and not
wait until life after death.

                                                           References

For further research and study in regards to the Science of the Soul, also known as “The Path of
the Masters” or the science of “Surat Shabd Yoga”:

       1. “VEDAMRIT: THE ANCIENT DIVINE ETERNAL VERITIES (Paperback); by Soami
          Divyanand; ISBN 3-926696-07-9.

       2. “The Crown of Life: A Study in Yoga”, by Kirpal Singh (Paperback - June 1990);
          available free on line at http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/col/title.htm

       3. A Centre for the World Religions and Interfaith Dialogue:
          http://centreworldreligions.org/cms/website.php?id=/index/interfaith.htm

       4. “Path of the Masters”, by M.A., B.D., M.D. Julian Johnson (Hardcover - 1997); available
          free on line at http://www.scribd.com/doc/30321660/Julian-Johnson-The-Path-of-the-
          Masters

23
     St. John 14:12
24
     “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

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