Ancient philosophers regarded the soul of man as having its origin in heaven, its sojourn here below and its return after perfection. The earth is not its home but its place of exile. The soul dwelt upon the stars, was seduced by the desire of uniting a body that it descended to be imprisoned in matter.
All soul remained in position in Heaven and of happiness so long as they are wise enough to avoid contagion of the body and to keep themselves free from any contact with matter. But those who from lofty abodes have looked longingly toward the body and towards which we call life and conceived for desires for inferior regions of the world, little by little, removed the perfect substance that surrounds itself, descends thru the several spheres to an earthly body; and the number of degradations or deaths being the same as that of the spheres which it traverses.
The Galaxy crosses the Zodiac in two opposite points, Cancer and Capricorn, ordinarily called the gates of the sun. Through these gates, the soul descends to earth and re-ascend to Heaven. Cancer was the Gate of Men because the soul descended by it to the earth; and Capricorn, the Gate of Heaven because by it they are re ascended to their seats of immortality, and became God.
The journey of the soul on earth came the legend of the Labor of Hercules beginning from the sign Aries, Taurus…and finally Pisces, the consummation to totality; the division of heaven by the zodiac; also the characteristics assignment of Jacob to his 12 sons as written in the Holy Bible or in Royal Arch Masonry.
Esoteric astrology also explained the mysteries of the journeying of the soul through the spheres, in the Egyptian mysteries of initiation as well as in the secret ritual of the Freemasonry.
Matter Being, stained the purity of the soul, and so to restore to its natural dominion, men should learned the mysteries of the ancients; fasting, meditation, lustrations, expiations, and above all initiations. The effect of initiation was meant to be the same as that of philosophy, to purify the soul of its passions, to weaken the empire of the body over desires.
To speed up the return of the soul to its place of origin, it must exercise the practice of virtue. It must flee from everything sensual. Those who remain enslaved, subjugated by their passions will re ascend to Heaven, only after they have been purified through a long succession of ages.
The Twin Soul (excerpted from twin soul article based on the philosophy of Plato 2,500 years ago.)
The moment your soul was created it possessed male-female, ying-yang polarity and energy The two halves of one soul have been called twin souls, twin vibrations, twin rays or twin flames.
Soon after our souls were created we left the joy and bliss of the Absolute to enter and experience the physical universe, in which we currently find ourselves. Originally we were ONE complete soul, one family, one Being. There was no separation, just complete joy and unspeakable bliss. However, when we left the Absolute to enter our universe of duality and opposites, all of that changed.
The ONE Soul, which was originally whole, began to separate and divide into smaller and smaller fragments of Itself over the ages. This occurred so that we could eventually relate to one another as races, nations, and families, or as individuals while in the physical universe of opposites.
As the splitting of the ONE occurred, relationships were born. And it is through relationships that we create opportunities to know ourselves, to remember our divine origin, to seek reunion and oneness with one another and eventually return to our Source. The twin relationship plays a very important role in all of this, as part of the divine, cosmic plan.
At the end of the cycle of division, our individual souls made one final and very painful decision. We separated from our twin, the other half of our soul-self, when we lost our way on planet Earth and became physical man and physical woman. We did this for a reason. As part of the divine plan, separation had to be experienced at all soul levels. This included twins within the same soul, so that we could initially experience and feel what separation was like. Then, when the time was right, we would reverse the entire process and experience the ecstatic joy of reunion.
Over the ages, and throughout our many lifetimes, the experiences and feelings of separation constantly reminded us of our yearning and craving for completion with our Source and with our twin. That inner hunger for wholeness is why we search for romance and relationship. That is why we have families. That also is why we seek God. We are trying to re-create the same oneness we felt in the beginning.
Once twins begin to think and feel this way they are setting the stage for reunion. And once reunited, the twins will still have to work at their relationship to make it a lasting and rewarding one. Twin reunion by itself does not guarantee happiness. It simply sets the stage for it. Bringing a powerful spiritual awareness and a strong sense of Self into a newfound twin reunion will provide the sustenance and glue for its balance and longevity.we have roamed around in this incomplete, unbalanced state of being looking for soul completion. We’ll continue to experience life after life and relationship after relationship until we decide we’ve had enough separation from our other half and want something more fulfilling.
Over many lifetime, soulmate relationships prepare us for lasting twin reunion. They are a very important part of the process and should be blessed as such. Most often, soul mate unions will last longer and be more rewarding than the electrifying, but often stormy, twin pairings. Twin soulship is a very highly charged partnership and the two must be spiritually ready for it to last. When they are, their union will transcend all others