Introduction to spirituology

Who am I?
The subject of this discourse is spirituology as described in the books 'Geestkunde' (Spirituology, 2010) and 'De Levensweg' (The path of life, Introduction to spirituology, 1991) by Freek van Leeuwen.
At first glance, it seems that spirituology is something which is not something that belongs to this world, but in the course of this discourse it will become clear that, in fact, with spirituology we occupy ourselves with the great questions of life:

  • who am I,
  • where do I come from,
  • where do I go to and
  • how do I give meaning to this temporary existence?
The conscious, powerful force of life
This makes spirituology really part of something that can be experienced; albeit that it is an inward, spiritual reality; it is the reality of yourself as being a spirit in your own inner world: the conscious, powerful force of life, who now lets penetrate into himself, the meaning of these words from this page.
The meaning of this temporary, material existence is a mystery to man, that you have to resolve for yourself and it is therefore that you ask yourself these questions of life.

The spiritual abilities
Because you yourself are the one who asks him- or herself these questions, you will, in order to answer them, begin with paying your attention on the first question, which is also the key question: who am I? That means that we have to engage in self-knowledge, in the knowledge of the very essence of ourselves.
That essential subject is: the human spirit as being the conscious, powerful force of life, who possesses the four spiritual abilities: especially the ability:

  • to observe the things around you,
  • to consider them in yourself by thinking
  • and feeling
  • and so to decide what you want to do with it.
In other words, we have to engage ourselves with spirituology, for spirituology is understood to be the study of the spirit, the self-knowledge as the knowledge of being the human spirit, the knowledge of the eternal being that you are yourself, the powerful force of life.
The following topics are discussed in the field of spirituology, entirely from the spirit’s point of view:

  • the spirit as being the conscious force of life,
  • who possesses and uses the spiritual abilities and
  • who can experience a spiritual development with them,
  • which not only leads to self-realization, but also
  • to reunification with the divine, universal spirit, your spiritual origin.
Because the relation to your fellow men to the outside (the extraverted attitude) and to your spiritual origin within (the introverted attitude) is also part of spirituology.

Mental development and reunion
If you are going to apply spirituology to yourself - by transforming your abilities into conscience and virtues - then you can not only develop yourself spiritually - which is the meaning of your existence - but therefore also improve your understanding with your fellow human beings and finally reunite with your spiritual origin; you can reunite with your eternal source where you as being a human spirit have ever come from and are also on the way back again.
Because there is one main road for mankind: the way back to our God, but there are many side roads … that always just motivate people:

  • to make a choice with their spiritual abilities
  • and therefore to grow to spiritual independence.
No belief, but description of experience
Spirituology stands separate from beliefs or thought systems, because it is not faith nor opinion, but a description of the human spirit and of the spiritual meaning of existence on earth; this description is based on observations and on comparison with the spiritual experiences of others.
Every person who directs his attention inside, can observe the described properties of the spirit - in the form of the activity of the spiritual abilities - directly within himselve.
From yourself as being a human spirit you now can look again at this temporary existence and learn to see it in the light of eternity.
Spirituology is a description of the meaning of this temporary existence, entirely seen from the spirit, the eternal life.

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to the purpose of spirituology