Type III Reality
Tristan continued with the lesson, “Having briefly introduced, Type I and Type II realities, particularly, as to the ever-vacillating facets of personal awareness, we have sufficient information to initialize discussion of type III, or conscious reality.
“The human experience of pure conscious reality (the 5Q+1), by necessity, can only be expressed when delivered through the unadorned ergoegotic operator functioning secondary to the brain-mind unit. The term ‘unadorned’ signifies simply observing of ones environment (inner or outer) directly and without overlaying an existing ego state or persona. One needs to understand that the ergoegotic center is not the individual self or true personality, but simply the doorway or apparatus allowing the mind-brain to choose to experience pure conscious reality so to function in Type III reality.
“In persons living solely in Type I and II realities, the ergoegotic operator is rarely experienced unadornedly. Rather, socialization assures each child creates a presumed immortal self, an inner owner and doer, who has introjected a large number of social roles, personas, useful for social life. Subsequently, conscious reality is prevented access to the adult.
“Legitimately, the reader might query, “If the ergoegotic center is not the true or actual self, not the soul personality, and no more than an apparatus for merging pure consciousness with Type II reality; then, I am honestly confused as to spiritual effort.”
“The simplest answer is that the true self or soul personality is not ‘something’ given to us by God or by Grace; rather, it is a state of being consciously birthed and developed by an individual’s thoughtful utilization of the unadorned ergoegotic center (allowing social roles to be seen for what they are, in truth, no more than personas useful for the mundane). In other words, the true self is born in Type III reality; however, true self is not the same as real ‘I.’
“It is a fair doctrine, for each man and woman is permitted to choose to remain in Type II reality or Work to develop Type III reality. Pure consciousness never forced!
“Though, but, one hypothesis, the simplest formulation to cast, as to the intrinsic nature of the true self, is to imagine that it is a unique pattern born and strengthened via hard Work using Type III reality. A pattern held in pure consciousness.
“There is much more to say, but, such must wait for a latter lesson. However, Work Exercises exist to introduce and stabilize you within Type III reality.
“I stressed that legitimate enlightenment only occurs in persons having succeeded in experiencing Actuality via an unadorned ergoegotic operator. Normally, the ergoegotic center unknowingly clothes Itself with one persona after another; each persona reigning, as sovereign for the moment, oblivious of its mates. Some of these personas are quite clever. Associating with others of like mind and desire, and will utilize the ergoegotic center so to allow brief moments of pure consciousness to be experienced so to fed their egoism.
“Remember that the ergoegotic operator is not an ego state; it is simply an apparatus for connecting Type II reality with pure consciousness in service of conscious evolution. As this center operates unconsciously, operating as a conduit for pure conscious, it feeds into Type II reality whenever its ‘control value’ is jarred opened slightly by an ego state(s). A most dangerous situation.
“Subsequently, if such ego states are dominant, that is, occupying the ergoegotic center for long durations of time, an individual’s type II reality will become inflated and grandiose. The individual will perceive itself as an enlightened being, creating a philosophy or theology so to explain Actuality (which is basically incorrect and ego-centered). Look around at the assortment of gurus coming to America, opening vast centers, and corrupting foolish seekers.
“Inflated Type II reality is the most common explanation as to why the state of enlightenment seems inconsistent between groups.
“The only competent way to avoid inflating one’s egoism and crystallizing a deviant Type II reality is to learn to observe what is happening within the body, the emotions, and the thinking on a minute to minute basis. What events stimulate particular clusters of ego states to capture the ergoegotic operator; how long do they persist; what do they want; what makes them leave and so on? Each possesses a myriad of ego states, egoistic and altruistic, self-aggrandizing or potentially conscious, all desiring to adorn the ergoegotic center.
“For until an aspirant has seen the enemy and come to know the friend, he or she is incapable of finding personal methods so to diminish the effects of detrimental ego states and enhance those of more beneficial ones.
“To learn how to keep the ergoegotic operator unadorned, seekers must work diligently, applying super effort so to prevent recalcitrant ego states and self-aggrandizing personas from occupying the ergoegotic center. Rather, like cleaning soot off a lantern glass.
“Furthermore, an uninformed stream-enterer will fail to fully integrate his or her ‘moments of enlightening’ as the experience is contaminated by imposing his or her cultural-specific world views. Enlightenment is not a single final state of being and knowledge–but, a vast expanse which can never be fully realized in a single incarnation.
“So dear Friends, be careful about the people you associate with during your search; for most teachers are false. If you are lucky and careful, you might actually find an opportunity with a real Initiate. Presuming such Initiate deems you capable of making a permanent soul!”