The term “maya” comes from the Hindu/Buddhist philosophy that studying the world solely through sensory perception produces ILLUSION. Worldly phenomena conceal a deeper reality, undetected by the five senses, which expresses the ultimate unity of Being and existence. Fundamental reality consists of infinite spirit and consciousness. (In scientific terms, this is equivalent to the unified field, which brings pure consciousness and love into full accord with the laws of nature.)
According to scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg, studying the Judeo-Christian Bible from mere sensory perception also produces doctrinal illusion. He discovered that Holy Scripture contains deeper levels of expression within the literal and worldly meaning of its narratives.
In other words, human consciousness could be elevated in such a way that it could remove all the physical meanings of the biblical events and distill both a deeper spiritual, and more profound unified message.
Swedenborg provided evidence for these higher, non-material messages in his twelve-volume work entitled the Arcana Coelestia. In this great work he offers higher-level interpretations of the Holy Word by illustrating how one can lawfully remove the spacetime constraints from the literal meanings of its worldly language.
According to Swedenborg, God’s Holy Word was written in this symbolic format so that the men and women of earth could have a multi-leveled medium through which they could be connected to the angels of heaven (who live and think beyond spacetime constraints). Without this medium, the human race would become disconnected from the Holy Source of all life and existence, and thus perish.
These higher-level communications also reveal how we are to lawfully form a reciprocal relationship with the living Creator, by which salvation and eternal life can be attained. (If one makes additional efforts, he or she can find new scientific data from this rarefied approach to Scripture for forming a proper theory of top-down causal process—which I have discussed in earlier blog posts!)
This new (and unexpected) revelation about Holy Scripture is now being made available to the world. It represents the true meaning behind the Lord’s “return”—a non-physical return by which Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, will dispel our illusions.