Excellence Reporter: Master Oberon, what is the meaning of life?
Oberon Zell: Cherish diversity! Find fascination in the strange and unusual. Live passionately. Explore everything, especially things forbidden, with boundless curiosity. Read voraciously. Grow a garden. Establish and maintain altars in your home. Celebrate the ever-turning Wheel of the Year. Go camping and hiking in the wilderness. Work on yourself. Love and be loved unconditionally, without reservation. Be kind. Help others. Do as you would be done by. Have fun. In short, become what you potentially are.
According to the leading thinkers in quantum physics, this “real life,” as we so naively call it, is but a living virtual world simulation, like “2nd Life,” or “World of Warcraft”—only infinitely more sophisticated than anything we are presently able to create, with many layers of sentience. More like The Matrix, Total Recall, Jumanji, or Ready Player One. Or the holodecks on Star Trek.
Humanity is maybe 300,000 years old; agriculture 14,000; writing 5,000; the “Common Era” 2,018. It’s been 418 years since Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for insisting that the Earth revolved around the sun; and the United State of America is only 242.
Given the accelerating rate of advances in our own lifetimes, now moving into quantum computing, imagine our virtual gaming worlds in 242 years… 418… 2,018 years… 5,000… mere drops in the ocean of Eternity. Remember, Dragons ruled the Earth for 150 million years! And over the last 13 billion years, how many civilizations have arisen throughout the galaxy to our present technological level…and beyond? Maybe way, way beyond…to what? Can we even imagine? We’re just getting started!
Like a Fairy Circle of mushrooms springing from a common invisible mycelial network, we are extensions/projections of Universal Consciousness (Spirit; Divinity; the Quantum Field). We inhabit/incarnate/animate these marvelous avatars for a brief time of lessons, adventures, emotions, love, family, relationships and entanglements, agony and ecstasy, trials and tribulations; then we rest out and take a little break before I decide to play another game with new avatars.
It’s all a game, and the goal—as in any game—is to advance/ascend to the next level. Indeed, the ultimate goal is for everyone to advance/ascend to the next level—“The Awakening.” And then perhaps to create another even more advanced game…
John 10:34: Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I said you are gods’?
Psalm 82:6: I said, “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.”
Thou art God/dess.
~Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is a modern-day Wizard, and a leading Elder in the worldwide magickal community. Oberon is a true “Renaissance Man”: a psychologist, metaphysician, theologian, naturalist, artist, inventor, carpenter, sculptor, teacher, author, and Priest of the Earth-Mother, Gaia.
Among the many projects he has undertaken in his lifetime, Oberon is one of the founders of the Church of All Worlds, is the first publisher of Green Egg Magazine, the Headmaster of the Grey School of Wizardry, the founder and curator of the Academy of Arcana. Those who know him well consider him to be a true Wizard in the traditional sense.
For more than 50 years, Oberon has written and published countless articles and several books on mysteries of history, Gaean thealogy, magick, shamanism, mythology, anomalies, cryptozoology, archaeology, cosmology, and related topics. His best-selling Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard (New Page Books, 2004) is an essential basic reference work that will continue to serve as a resource throughout the reader’s lifetime. That book was followed by Companion for the Apprentice Wizard (2006), Creating Circles & Ceremonies (with Morning Glory; 2007), A Wizard’s Bestiary (with Ash DeKirk; 2007), and Green Egg Omelette (2008), an anthology of art and articles from 40 years of his legendary magazine.
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