This Book This book is a map and an escape plan. Its aim is to show you the path followed by an ordinary man away from a hypnotic view of the world, from an accusing and plaintive interpretation of existence, to escape the rut of a programmed destiny. This book would never have come to be, nor could I have written a single line, had I not encountered the Dreamer and His teachings. I owe my infinite gratitude to the Dreamer for having taken me by the hand into the world of the “dream”, into the world of courage and flawlessness, where time and death do not exist and where wealth knows neither “thieves nor decay”. On this journey back to the Essence, I have had to abandon so much dead weight: mediocre thoughts, negative emotions, second hand beliefs and ideas. I have had to “conquer myself”. I have had to acknowledge and challenge the darkest parts of my being. All that we see, touch and feel, reality in all its variety, is nothing more than the projection of an invisible universe which exists above our world and which is the true origin of it. 1
With great difficulty, we can be aware of being surrounded by invisibility, of living in a world which has its source in dreams, where all that counts and is real in a man is invisible. All our thoughts, feelings and fantasies are invisible. Our hopes, ambitions, secrets, fears and doubts and all our sensations, attractions, desires, aversions, loves and discords belong to the impalpable but very real world of being. The invisible is not something metaphysical, poetic or mythical, nor is it mysterious, secret or supernatural; it is not a stable part of the world of phenomena and events, of categories of elements of reality. In every epoch, the change of one period to another, of the intellectual climate, the use of increasingly sophisticated instruments, constantly alter its confines making even larger parts of what was invisible in the past the subject of legitimate scientific research today. This book is the story of the “rebirth” of a common man who is the epitome of a fallen, defeated Humanity. His journey back to the essence is a new exodus in search of lost integrity. The first thing one needs to be aware of to make this journey is one’s own condition of enslavement. The root, the primary cause of all the world’s problems, from the endemic poverty of vast regions of the planet to criminality and war, is that Humanity thinks and feels negatively. Negative emotions rule the world we know. They are unreal and yet they occupy every corner of our life. In order to change man’s destiny, he needs to change his psychology, his system of convictions and beliefs. He needs to eradicate from deep within himself the tyranny of his fragile, mortal, conflictual mentality. The planet’s most terrible illness is not cancer or Aids, but man’s conflictual thinking. This is the foundation upon which the ordinary vision of the world is built: the real planetary killer. The direction indicated to us by the Dreamer is both terrible and wonderful, difficult and joyful, but as necessary as the journey made by the salmon, 2
returning upstream against the current. At first, His philosophy appeared to me to be a transgression of the natural laws that govern all of Humanity; however it showed itself to be envisaged and desired by the universal order of things and represents the highest vision of that order. The book is the story of years of study and preparation spent alongside an “extraordinary being”. From Him, I received as a gift the most unbelievable task: the creation of a planetary “School”, a University without boundaries. I’ve dreamed of an Individual Revolution Capable of overturning the mental paradigms of the old Humanity And freeing it for ever from its conflictuality, From doubt, fear, pain. I’ve dreamed of a School that teaches A new generation of leaders To harmonize the old apparent antagonisms: Economy and ethics, action and contemplation, Financial power and love. Growing and changing before my eyes, like a being in gestation, day after day, “The School for Gods” was being built, as I was building myself. To all appearances, I was writing this book, but in fact it had always existed. The Dreamer’s laws, and His ideas, are always tearing at me from the inside, and still remain, for the most part, misunderstood. Like Prometheus, I have seized a fragment of the Dreamer’s world and hold it tightly so as to give it one day to men and women who, like me, want to abandon the hellish circles of ordinariness. Once I believed that writing, and above all teaching, were the truest form of giving. I know now that teaching is only a stratagem to know oneself, to discover one’s own incompleteness and heal it. “One can only teach if one doesn’t know ‐ said the Dreamer ‐ Those who truly know don’t teach!”. 3
“What we have “learned”, what we truly “possess”, cannot be transferred”. “Happiness, wealth, knowledge, will and love, cannot be acquired from the outside, cannot be “given” but only… “remembered”. They are the inalienable gifts of being, and therefore, the natural inheritance of every man. No political, religious or philosophical system can change society from the outside. Only an individual revolution, a psychological rebirth, a healing of the being, man by man, cell by cell, will lead us towards planetary well‐being, towards a more intelligent, truer, happier civilisation”. In recounting the lessons I learned from the Dreamer I have deliberately avoided including episodes, events and revelations which might go beyond the reader’s acceptance, referring only to those that, while “revolutionary”, seemed to me to be within the grasp of humanity in its present state. * * * * * * *
Published on Oct 3, 2008
"The School for Gods" is a novel about the ideas and the philosophy that inspire the School, but also a manifest announcing “the Individual...