1. Elementalists believe that every person is entirely free to choose what the meaning of their life is.
2. Broadly speaking, the meaning of life that a person chooses will fall into one of four categories, each corresponding to one of the feminine elements.
3. Some people choose domination. This corresponds to fire. These people are the most masculine and have the most energy to expend.
4. People in this group are likely to become professional sportsmen, business tycoons, politicians or military/law enforcement/security.
5. If someone chooses domination as the meaning of life, they are likely to see other people as weak.
6. Some people choose exploration. This corresponds to air. These people are masculine, and like to go forward, but they are more subtle about it than the dominators.
7. People in this group are likely to become backpackers, scientists or psychonauts.
8. If someone chooses exploration as the meaning of life, they are likely to see other people as boring.
9. Some people choose pleasure. This corresponds to water. These people are feminine, because they will shy away from adversity, but they are also attracted to the possibility of pleasure.
10. People in this category are likely to become epicureans, hedonists and artists.
11. If someone chooses pleasure as the meaning of life, they are likely to see other people as masochistic.
12. Some choose survival. This corresponds to earth. These people are the most feminine, and are prone to retreating.
13. People in this category are likely to become hermits, homebodies or fitness and health enthusiasts.
14. If someone chooses survival as the meaning of life, they are likely to see other people as foolish.
15. In principle, every person could be assigned to one of these four groups based on how they choose or desire to live, even if they haven’t consciously chosen that group themselves.
16. This is because every person who chooses to go forwards – in other words, every person who chooses to live – must have a reason to do so, and the potential range of those reasons is finite.
17. However, all of these reasons can only ever provide a secondary meaning to a life.
18. The primary meaning of every life is to entertain the gods.
19. Elementalists believe in higher dimensions that are populated by beings of higher frequencies. These beings are capable of observing us without our being aware of it, much like we might observe a creature under a microscope.
20. To us, they are the gods: higher frequencies in higher realms of the Great Fractal. It is to entertain these gods that our lives have meaning.
21. If our futile struggles to dominate, or to explore, or to enjoy, or to survive the Great Fractal entertain the gods, then our lives have meaning despite being finite.
22. All of us are mortal, therefore every meaning that we could ourselves give to life is ultimately futile and pointless.
23. Most never overcome this dilemma, withdrawing from life and saying No to it. Such people appall, disgust and bore the gods.
24. Some others do overcome this dilemma, engaging with life and saying Yes to it. Such people delight and entertain the gods.
25. In the Elementalist conception, we live so that the gods might regard us as they once regarded Alexander.
26. Overcoming evil cannot possibly be the meaning of life, because evil will always be a part of the world as long as it’s possible for God to will it.
27. Neither can purifying one’s soul (understood by the Elementalist as raising the frequency of one’s consciousness) be the meaning of life. If it was, then life would be no longer possible once this had been achieved.
28. Nor can escaping the Great Fractal be the meaning of life. There’s ultimately nowhere for consciousness to escape to, other than reunion with God, and in such a case there’s no going forward without re-entering the world again.
29. Alexander understood the overwhelming importance of behaving heroically for the sake of the gods’ attention. He understood that the gods and goddesses watch over us from a higher place.
30. This knowledge has mostly been lost today, which is one reason why most people today live in such a pitiful manner, struggling for purpose and meaning.
This chapter is an excerpt from Elemental Elementalism, the foundational scripture of the new religion of the Age of Aquarius.
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