The purpose of this article is to create a fundamental spiritual system for verifying spiritual knowledge, so one can know if a UPG is authentic, and reliable enough to become a VPG, and maybe even a part of the lore. This system will allow you to test out your spiritual knowledge, and practices to see if they are authentic, and reliable through a form of spiritual verification. This system of spiritual verification has been constructed from what I (The Wolf Of Antimony) have analyzed to be the closest understanding for making a UPG evolve, and eventually become a VPG. This article will go over, and try to examine different parts of spiritual verification from terminology, to actually setting up a usable flow chart diagram of understanding. As well as to be able to visually see where a spiritual insight is on its evolution through this spiritual verification system. This article, and spiritual verification system is in no way meant to try to devalue anyone’s beliefs, and/or their spiritual insights, but to much rather allow us to build upon the spiritual beliefs, and/or spiritual insights that we already have. Though a lot of UPG does not need to be verified, the system can still allow the UPG to work its way up a scale, if the UPG is so inclined.
The reason we need spiritual verification is to be able to understand, and find the truth in spiritual system, so that they can help further pursuit for knowledge, and even more truth without succumbing to spiritual falsehoods. This system may not be absolutely perfect, but I’m hoping it will be better than the current system we have now. I’m sure there will always be a way to either improve the system, or make one that is even better, but this is what I have come up with at this time. This is all about the growth, and expansion of ideas, truths, and understandings. To allow the beliefs, and understandings to grow with us, and to work for the common good, and to understand even more of the world around us, without fear that we are falling into falsehood.
Spiritual Truths, And Spiritual Falsehood :
Spiritual truths are not called truths just because people believe in them, but rather a spiritual truth is something that has these elements: it can be verified, or confirmed by some form of spiritual verification system, it can be experience by the people who work with them, and understand the concepts of them, and how they work, and it can fit into the grand scheme of things, like lore for example. Constructs are more likely to be spiritual truth if they can be confirmed, or verified through various means such as being confirmed, or verified by history, science, lore, or a connection to an already existing, and confirmed spiritual truths, or truth. Spiritual falsehoods are spiritual constructs that are not true. They still may be followed by, and/or believed in, but it can be disproven, and will not be true even if it is presented as true.
Can we even verify, or measure spirituality? I believe so. If it exists it can, because if it exists it can be measured, or verified if you have a scale to do so. It’s also always a good idea to be able to organize, and layout concepts, and ideas in a harmonic fashion to better learn more about them. To check if a spiritual truth is harmonic with the rest of the universe, one only would have to connect, or associate it with other verified spiritual truths. This system is not meant to help reconstructionist rebuild the lore, but much rather evolve, and continue the lore, and knowledge we already have.
The Law of Pragmatism:
The Law of Pragmatism is a magickal law that states the truth, “If it works, it’s true.” This is a sub Law of Infinite Universes. This magickal law is normally used to help identify truths, and does this by allowing constructs to be seen as true, if they work, because it shows if it works in your reality at least there will be something there for either you, or the world around you to work off of. This does not make it true to everyone, but it does make it true at least to you, and your reality. This is a very important law to remember when dealing with reality, and truth.
The Law of True Falsehoods :
The Law of True Falsehood is a magickal law that states the truth, “If it’s a paradox, the paradox is probably true.” This is a sub Law of Infinite Universes. This is another law that helps us to discover what is true at least in our realities. This helps us to figure out if paradoxes are true, or not, based on if they are a paradox. It is usually very hard to prove a paradox correct due to the fact that it usually collapses in on itself, but this law helps us to realize that they are probably true, and do usually have a basis in reality even if we cannot see it. This is another important law to remember when trying to figure out anything that has to do with reality, and truth.
The Law of Infinite Universes, and Reality :
The Law of Infinite Universes is a magickal law that states the truth, “There’s an infinite number of possibilities for universes that can, and do exist.” Everyone will have their own universe that they exist in, and no two universes will be exactly alike. This law helps us understand realities between people, and how they can differ in proving if things are more true, or not. When trying to prove something is true, or more likely to be true realities can get in the way very easily, due to the fact that perception can make it so that it is true, when it could not be true. There’s probably no perfect way to get around the infinite universes, and realities to prove something is true, due to the fact that it all comes down to perception, and what the person sees to be true, or believes in. This can be quite a tricky subject to understand, and it’s something that usually can always get in the way of understanding truths, and falsehoods; because you cannot prove something, if it cannot be perceived by a person’s reality, or universe; or it makes it incredibly hard to. If their perception, or reality does not believe in it then it cannot exist to them as long as they do not want it to exist, or believe it to exist. This is a very important thing to keep in mind when studying truths, falsehoods, UPGs, SPGs, and VPGs.
There are many questions that you can ask when relating to reality subjects, and there are probably a lot of things that cannot be answered at this time by any known being. Since perception, and belief are such an important construct for one entities reality, if something is not perceived by, and/or exists in that entity’s reality, it is incredibly hard for it to be seen as true, and will probably be false to them no matter what you do. There would also be no way to prove that the entity who is perceiving something, is not delusional, as what they are perceiving could still be false; though it would still be true to them, and so it would be true just in their reality, and not anyone else’s. The only way to know if it was completely a hundred percent true, and to know if it existed in the over reality in which we are all apart of is that it would also have to be a part of the all, or source, but this would also have to be regardless of perception of anything, and would have to say that source, in itself exists, and is existence which still could be true, or false. This would make it true in the overarching reality, but not in that entities reality, so it would still be true, but it would be false to the entity, but at that point I do not know if it would matter for the entity to believe it was true, or not, in order for it to also be considered true. Then you must ask yourself the question at the end of the day if it exists, and no one is around to perceive it with their reality isn’t even true? The answer is technically yes, and no making it pretty much a paradox meaning that it is probably true according to the magickal law of true falsehoods.
We all have our own individual reality in which we perceive the world from. This reality is only a part, and a perception of the larger reality. The reality that you hold is specific to you, and the information that you have acquired. This can make certain things seem right, or wrong to you depending on the information you have, and your beliefs. Your reality can always change if you change how you see it, or some of the beliefs, or information that influence it, allowing you to perceive the world in a new way. Something that is true to an individual’s reality may not be true to the larger reality. There is nothing that is perceived a hundred percent the same way by different perceptions, or realities. Reality is subjective, and objective to the entity that is perceiving it. Realities should always be challenged so that they can grow with the rest of the realities around them. A person’s reality should never be completely thrown out, but should be seen through, so we can try to understand their point of view. The more realities that perceived an idea the higher percent chance it has of being perceived as true. The reality should still be opened up to be perceived, so we can better understand how others might see something as true, so that we can learn from it.
This is a very complex subject that I have only scratched the surface of my friends, and reality is quite a tricky thing when trying to prove if something is real, and reliable, or not, and one must look at all of the variables to decide, if something can be more true, or at least seen as true in order to be helpful. Realities can be powerful tools, and a good understanding to have especially when doing anything with belief, but one must never hide in their own reality less it, becomes an echo chamber for them to riddle round ideas off themselves. One should never hide in their reality. One should always try to see all realities as much as they possibly can from every different angle, so that they can make calculated decisions on truth, so they do not fall into falsehoods that seem true, but are not, and are only in their own personal reality.
Personal is something of, or that relates specifically, or affectively to the individual, or self. Things that are personal only have to be perceived by the individual to have meaning, and to be personal to them. This is something that is usually kept close to you, or kept within your reality, and may not influence or be a part of anyone elses. As long as it is something established by the individual it will be personal.
Shared is when one construct is in common between two, or more constructs. This is a very important word in the discussions that we are going to have in this article, and it becomes very important especially combined with the word personal. Something that is personal that is also shared makes it become something that is personal to both entities, while also being shared. This is something that cannot be given, but rather something that must be personally effect each entity separately. As long as both constructs are using a portion of the same whole, it will count as shared.
An experience is an event that is being perceived, analyzed, and/or observed. Experiences can either be shared, or personal to the individual who is experiencing them. Experiences are the events that begin our understanding of knowledge. Experiences are always true, but the variables that accompany them may be false, or not placed correctly. This makes the act of your experience true, but what you experienced still to be determined. As long as it is an event that is being perceived, analyzed, and/or observed it will be some form of an experience.
Gnosis is a greek word for the word knowledge, but in particular a higher knowledge that is usually spiritual. Gnosis can be pretty much any form of information. This is a very important term for understanding, because this is what we are trying to verify through our spiritual verification system, and is the basis for everything that we have knowledge for. As long as it is a belief, understanding, or insight it will be some form of a gnosis.
Verified, and Unverified :
Verified is applied to something that has been proven to be true through the act of testing, or a another form of a system, and has come through that system meeting, or exceeding its expectations. Being known as verified does not make it completely true, but much rather it has made it through the system because of how many variables it has been able to prove. This can never be a hundred percent true, and only makes things more likely to be true at least in the perception of the variables that the system puts it through. This does not validate the idea, or whatever it is being verified, but much rather allows you to know where it has been on its journey, and what tests it has overcome. Verification is a very tricky subject to test for especially because tests, and systems can always be flawed, or biased in very specific ways, but they should be trusted, while also acknowledging the fact that they can be proven wrong still, or still may have some kinks to work out.
Unverified is applied to something that has not proven itself yet to be true, and may need to be tested, or put through a system so that it can be known as true. Unverified constructs that are unverified may be lacking proof, or a form of substantiation, which is the reason they will be known as unverified. This does not mean the constructs that the word unverified is attached to are not true, but much rather that it has not yet been proven to be true at least through variables of a verification system. This also does not devalue what the word unverified is attached to, but much rather that it has not ran the gauntlet yet. Being known as unverified is just the first step to becoming verified.
Confirmed , and Unconfirmed :
Confirmed is applied to something that has been proven to be true by showing up in a different form of information that is seen as true, and is not very likely to change. For information to be confirmed it must be able to be cross-referenced with another form of information. This information usually already exists, but is not known to be already true, and must be rechecked in order to prove it is true against a certain amount of lore, VPG, or other documentation to prove its validity or already existing status. Being confirmed just proves that you already went through the system, and you were verified, and we’re checking again to make sure that it was verified already, and that it is seen as true. Being confirmed is a lot more like a double check for the information.
Unconfirmed is applied to something that can not be proven as true from the cross-referencing of other information in order to make it true, seen as, or more likely to be true. In order for a concept to be confirmed all it needs to do is already be present in the already-established information. If information is not able to be confirmed it will always have the chance to try to be verified.
Unverified Personal Experience :
A Unverified Personal Experience, or UPE is an experience in which has not been verified, or confirmed by any other source besides the person who experienced it. UPE are always considered to be real experiences, but how we interpret those situations may not be exactly how they are perceived, making them not as reliable of truths, or understandings for the errors that they have. This means you definitely experienced something, but what you expected that to mean, or be, may not actually be as true as you interpreted, and is likely to be an interpretation of your perception that is only personal to you.
Nothing can change that your experience happened, and was at least true to you, and your reality, but it should not be hidden behind, and that person should be cautious of what they place on that foundation, since they may have perceived the experience in a disillusioned state. These experiences can still be meaningful to the person, but should probably not be passed until the experience, belief, or knowledge that comes from this experience is more stable, so to not entice falsehood, or misinformation in others, or yourself.
Unverified Shared Personal Experience :
A Unverified Shared Personal Experience, Shared Personal Experience , USPE, or SPE for short is an experience that is experienced by multiple people. This can be experienced at the same time as, or separately of each other. The experiences just have to match up, and be part of the same experience. These can be created by two different entities at two different times, or with two entities at the same time, but it will always be shared, and personal, if the experiences match up, and were experienced the same way about the entities. These types of experiences have a very strong potential to create very powerful UPGs.
Unverified Personal Gnosis:
A unverified personal gnosis, unsubstantiated personal gnosis, or UPG for short is a personal belief, or individual’s spiritual insight that an individual understands as true, and does not exist in any form in the accepted lore. These may also be called in some circles MUS meaning Made Up Shit, especially if the UPG is seen as ridiculous, but as you can imagine this is quite a rude way to refer to a UPG. UPG can actually be pretty much anything that could be considered personal spiritual knowledge. These are truths that someone holds to be true regardless of if the information can be confirmed or not, but it is true to them, and their reality. Having a UPG, or forming a UPG is not a bad thing. It is just the beginning of a new understanding, and must be put through the ringer in order to figure out if it can be true, reliable, and harmonic, and actually be something that can be used as a foundation. It is still an knowledge, belief, or insight, and should be recorded to understand what the information was, and if it holds any merit with knowledge that can form from that experience.
UPGs remind us that everything is constantly changing, growing, and evolving. It brings to us new spiritual knowledge that can be experimented, and examined to create new things that can help us all. It breathes life into our understandings, and never allows them to become stagnant, and stuck in the same place for too long. UPG is usually gained through USPE, or UPE. These experiences usually allow you to run into new information such as prayer, meditation, ritual, spell work, spirit work, ect. The knowledge of a UPG can be anything that can be considered a gnosis, or information. It usually has to do with deities, but it does not have to, and can be pretty much about anything, as long as knowledge is formed.
Before the forming of a UPG one must take special care to use common sense, and discernment to see, if the UPG can even be considered true to them. Doing such a thing will help you build an understanding of the UPG, so that you can help further its general understanding. You should also be sure to check your experiences that allowed you to get to the UPG in the first place. This will not make you throw your UPG away, but much rather make you take a deeper look at it as a concept and an idea. UPG should be true, useful, and reliable to the person who has formed them, or works with them. You should also be very cautious of adopting other people’s UPGs for the reason that they could turn out to be falsehoods, misinformation, or delusion, and could in turn hurt your practice by accepting them into your path. UPG does not mean false, though it also does not mean that it is true. UPG is a UPG, and it has not gotten the chance to be proven as either true, or false, and is somewhere in between until it can either be confirmed, or verified. Upgs can be created through various different means, and do have the potential to come out of literally nowhere. This is usually the very first step for knowledge, and its path to becoming verified and eventually becoming part of the lore.
Unverified Shared Personal Gnosis :
An Unverified Shared Personal Gnosis, Shared Personal Gnosis, USPG, or SPG for short is a belief, or spiritual insight of a group, or community of people that is created co-dependent of, or separately of the group’s members UPGs. These UPGs will take form independently of one another, but will all come to the same conclusion, and will eventually meet up to form the USPG.
USPG should never become an echo chamber in the community that holds the spiritual knowledge, and should always have a place to be challenged, or it will become disharmonic with the rest of the world, because of its community influence, and will not be able to grow, and expand further than that.
Verified Personal Gnosis :
A verified personal gnosis, or VGP for short is a knowledge, belief, or insight that has been verified to be seen as truth, and now is a greater part of spiritual, metaphysical, or occult understanding. New VPGs will still be seen as untraditional until they become long established in the community.
Just because a VGP is now verified does not mean that it is free from being checked up on. It should always be sure to fit the system in a harmonic way in order for the system to check itself. It could have been a mistake that it got verified, or somehow accidentally slipped through the cracks. VGP should be reconsidered as unverified if they do not fit the system’s model as it is laid out. These will eventually be known as part of the lore after it ages over a long period of time, and become well-known in the community. They will be made more part of the tradition, and culture of where they belong allowing them to be taken into their stories, and understandings. VPG become part of what is known as the lore, and can be worked off of more safely.
A Confirmed Gnosis is when something turns out to be true, because it is seemed to be based in lore, metaphysics, parapsychology, folklore, mythology, religion, or science. To be confirmed it must be seen as already appearing in the lore, or VPG. Things that are able to be confirmed can easily slide straight through verification systems, and can be verified just the same.
A confirmed experience is when something you have experienced can be proven as true either through lore, metaphysics, parapsychology, folklore, mythology, religion, or science. Most experiences do not have to be confirmed, but are usually confirmed after the knowledge gained from them is verified, or confirmed, but this does not usually affect the information that it gives.
Lore is knowledge that is known as true, and verify in a tradition and/or culture. This is usually passed down from ancestors, and elders from cultures, and traditions. That is usually passed down through stories, scripture, tales, legends, and/or some other form of text, or oral information. The lore started out as a UPG a long time ago, and eventually became verified in its own right. Now It can help us to verify more constructs that people perceive, along with strike down any falsehoods. Lore helps provide wisdom, and knowledge of the past, so that it can be reflected in our daily lives.
So now we come to the main point of this article my friends. Which is a system of verification that can help us to understand certain gnosis and where they are on their evolution. I believe that this system is already in place, and I’ll only be outlining how it works, so to help better the understanding of how people can use it. All of this has been done for understanding, and to help share knowledge in a greater way. Sometimes parts of an understandings can be verified instead of the the full UPG. It does not matter if your gnosis is verified, or not but it does matter if your gnosis is a falsehood before it is spread around as truth, or built off of due to the fact that you, and others cannot build off a broken foundation, and have it be harmonic, and stable.
These terms must also be used to further spiritual searching, and understanding, instead of being things that can be hid behind, and let your understanding be criticized, or examined in order to further its development, and evolution. It should be something that has the potential to grow into something better, or help you grow without it being a weakness in your foundation. It is not a shield, and it should be used to push intelligent discussion, and understanding among practitioners.
Marking things as UPG, or USPG can help document the state in which a certain documented understanding is on currently. Though it may not be entirely necessary to mark an understanding as UPG, or USPG, and it may even be able to be assumed as such without visible clarification, but it is good for people that come across the information, and want to experience it, work with it, and/or understand it for themselves, and their practice. It is a way of allowing that person to continue where the understanding left off with other practitioners that had it, along with a system that should be allowed to push out certain falsehoods that are only true to a individuals reality, while also helping us to understand the reality at large. UPG, and USPG should probably not be seen as completely true until they are verified, but this does not mean they cannot be worked from, or understood they have just not evolved into a strong enough position yet, and are just starting their journey as ideas. Their validity should be challenged to help progress their growth.
If a UPG or USPG clashes, or directly contradicts with a VPG, or Lore they both should be examined to see which one could be considered more true. In most situations the original one will still have more weight, and will still win out over the newer one, unless the UPG can prove that it is truer than already established VPG, or Lore. UPG, or USPG should be stated, and documented as UPGs, or USPGs, so to not confuse people what is considered to be VPG, or Lore.
Spiritual Verification Layout Scale. Qualifications For Spiritual verification:
1A) Experiencing something alone in a physical, mental, or spiritual way. This can be literally anything as long as an individual experiences it. = UPE
1B) Experiencing something with someone else, or multiple other people in a physical, mental, or spiritual way. This can be literally anything as long as two, or more individuals experience it. it does not matter if the individuals are separate from each other, or were together. = USPE
1C) Having a new spiritual understanding, idea, knowledge, belief, or insight, and it is thought of as being true, useful, and reliable without being confirmed, or verified. This is because they do not have to have a source, or an experience in order to created into UPG. They can seemingly come out of nowhere, or can be created on the spot, but this does not mean they do not have the right to try to be verified. = UPG
2A) UPE will form a new spiritual understanding, idea, knowledge, belief, or insight, and be thought of as being true, useful, and reliable without being confirmed, or verified. This is because out of that experience, knowledge was gained, and that knowledge will be personal, and unverified. = UPG
2B) USPE that is held by multiple entities will form a new spiritual understanding, idea, knowledge, belief, or insight, and be thought of as being true, useful, and reliable without being confirmed, or verified. This is because out of their experience they have gained knowledge that is personal, and unverified. It does not become a USPG due to the fact that those have to be created separately of another person’s UPG, so this still does remain UPG. = UPG
3) The UPG must be preceded by more than one reality that is separate from the originator of the UPG owners reality, or proven to exist in the greater overarching perception of reality governed by the consciousness of source, or the all. This is the closest way that I have found to help prove that it is not only a part of your reality, and if it is verified it is something that other realities can benefit from.
4) The UPG, or an aspect of it must be understood, experienced by, or sensed by more than one person, created co-dependent of, or separately from the UPG. These will take form independently of one another, but will all come to the same conclusion. This requirement is not met by the original USPE, if the UPG was made by one, unless the UPSE was created at two different times, and was not influenced by each other, or it does not count the entities of the original USPE, that being the USPE that created the UPG.
5) The UPG, or an aspect of it must be able to be experienced, or understood by other people with an exact, or at least close to the same effect. This requirement is not met by the original USPE, if the UPG was made by one, unless the UPSE was created at two different times, and was not influenced by each other, or it does not count the entities of the original USPE, that being the USPE that created the UPG.
6) The USPG must have enough people to support the USPG. The number is going to vary differently depending on what the USPG is, but it must have enough people that it is self-sustaining, and does not need any community, or group members in order for it to continue being a construct. The number of people will never be known exactly, but you will definitely be able to see it in the community, when it starts to take shape through how you see people interacting with the information. Furthermore to avoid corruption, a person or group, interacting with the information of the USPG within a community, must not hold absolute authority over the spreading of the information. In other words, there should be no single source distributing the information, because at that point, the USPG would be known widely across different people, or known by various sources of any given number, without having to interact with one single source.
7) The USPG must be harmonic with all the rest of the systems that are already in place whether those be VPGs, lores, histories, and/or sciences. That specifically means no contradicting any other already established information, the USPG must fit together with all things more like a puzzle piece. In doing this, we may narrow a USPG down to its specific elements, to see where they fit in with already existing gnosis in order to verify certain elements of the USPG. You will be able to tell if something is harmonic by the way that its parts click in with all the rest of the VPGs, and Lores.
8) VPG must become long established in the community. = Lore
In this article we have discussed a bunch of different understandings that have to do with UPG, and its evolution to be VPG, or lore. I hope that you enjoyed reading it, even if you didn’t get anything from it. It is a very interesting concept to explore, and to learn more about so that we can understand our understandings, and how they evolve with us. The information that I have presented is nothing new, and has been with us the entire time, but we didn’t have a visual representation for it, at least one that I am aware of. This system is not meant to limit us, but much rather allow us to be a little bit more free with what we do. This is meant to encourage ideas, and knowledge in order for us all to grow, and learn together. I also wrote this to help us build a better understanding of UPG, USPG, VPG, and Lore, so to maybe help people understand why it is important, and why we keep it around. surely somewhere, someone, did not agree with this completely, and that’s okay I’m just trying to open at least a discussion on this matter, so that thoughts, and ideas can be express. Hopefully this will be able to help us all on our path, and will allow us to better be able to search for truth without falling into any spiritual falsehood that we may, or may not perceive at the time. While also allowing us to have a map of information as it matures, and it becomes relevant in communities. I hope this information was useful in some way, and I also hope you guys learn something from it. The system may not be completely right, but it is a good place to start. Thank you for reading I appreciate it my friends.