In Angel Tech (1985), Antero Alli divides spiritual development into eight grades (as if one is going through grade school) based on an 8-tier model of the brain/mind/spirit developed by Timothy Leary. Here is the Fifth Grade: Sensory Intelligence. More to come. NOTE: This is just food for thought, fun food, happy thought.
WHERE THE INTELLIGENCE ORIGINATES: The Body – 5 Senses and Skin
In Fifth Grade, the body is a source of pleasure, grace and charismatic sharing. The spiritual direction is HERE, the time is NOW. BEING HERE NOW is how we enter Sensory Intelligence. Revelations follow our love of beauty, fun and kinetic joy … love of movement for its own sake. Our participation starts with complete openness to our senses in present time.
ITS QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Fluid, Buoyant and Floating
The quality is discovered through the body’s natural, direct response to itself and the immediate environment … bypassing thought, preconception and projected meanings. Through direct sense perception, an esthetic sense develops as to what is “beautiful” and what is not. The sensory absorption of BEING HERE NOW strengthens spatial awareness, while diminishing the linear sense of time … everything turns NOW. Tendencies towards a rapturous, fancy-free floating attitude develops where existence is good enough the way it is. When Sensory Intelligence is shared between people, charisma shines forth.
FUNCTIONS OF SENSORY INTELLIGENCE: Have Fun, Make Love and Share Beauty
Fun is its own reward. It also serves to disconnect us from Fourth Grade judgement, Third Grade meaning, Second Grade politics and First Grade security issues. Fifth Grade sexuality is not orgasm-oriented but a medium for prolonging pleasure, beauty and more fun. The art of effectively sharing fun, beauty and love is charismatic. It serves to awaken Sensory Intelligence in others. Fifth Grade also provides the necessary homework to encourage somatic resiliency for safe, creative psychic work in Sixth Grade. Sensory Intelligence is integrated through Ritual technology.