EVER SEE VIDEO FROM THE 1930'S. EVRYONE HAS A STRANGE DRAMATIC INFLECTION IN THEIR VOICE. MAKES YOU WONDER HOW PEOPLE TALKED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO. THE PACING OF LANGUAGE COULD BEEN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
Symbolic language of old
Unless we learn to understand the metaphysical or heiroglyphic language of the ancient world, we shall look upon the Upanishads and all of the other ancient scrips and sacred books of the East as mere childish twaddle with no meaning or value.
The origin and nature of the various scriptures have never been properly explained either by religionists nor rationalists, so as to account for their worldwide influence and the striking peculiarities of the writings.
For more than two thousand years clerical and lay thinkers have disputed and floundered about the meaning of the scriptures, with no satisfactory result, for the scriptures are forever open to fatal objections.
Let us put forth a tongue of flame to light the path in front of us, once and for all, so that there is no room for skepticism on the subject of the biblical scriptures as well as the Bagavadgita and other ancient scriptures, when the full meaning of these scriptures and their philosophies are apprehended.
There is no conflict with science when the legends of old cease to be materialized in the notions of LITERALISTS. Doubt respecting Divine revelations only creeps in when history and verbalism are allowed to distort the concepts and truths.
When these facts are realized the scriptures belong to a category of writings which is unique in the world and can be recognized through the symbolism peculiar to it, the scriptures can no longer be controverted because of any features in their appearance, while, in respect to their ascertained meanings, these are beyond the arguments of adverse materialists.
The exegesis of the scriptures present a unograph of man's inner nature and the purpose of his life on earth, metaphorical language underlies all of the ancient scriptures of the world, these scriptures were written by masters of Mythology, and very old and unique form of language, commonly called sacred language, it matters not however grotesque the wording of scriptures may be, it is symbolism alone, which is precious, and worthy of our best efforts to elucidate.
Below is one example of such weirdness to be found in the bible.
Isaiah 13:15-18 If God can find you, he will "thrust you through," smash your children "to pieces" before your eyes, and rape your wife.
Here God will rape your wife after killing your children, can you imagine such a thing, and people of religion actually believe such non sense, because they do not posess the keys of understanding.
Religionists Nor rationalists can come to grips with just this one verse, out of thousands just as grotesque as this.
If a religionists believes the above verse LITERALLY, there in trouble, because they are worshiping a megalomaniac sick God. If a rationalist reads it, he laughs it off as complete absurdity, then both have failed to grasp the inner meaning. They have both failed miserably.
The bible says that god is LIGHT, now I ask you, can LIGHT rape your wife, and run you through with the sword?
Of course not, this is completely absurd taken literally, but symbolically it has a very deeo and profound meaning.
So lets break down this one verse, and in doing so you will have a key to understanding how to read these scriptures.
Isaiah 13:15-18 If God can find you, he will "thrust you through," smash your children "to pieces" before your eyes, and rape your wife.
YOU, are the lower animal mind in this scenario, the earthly mind devoid of any spiritually, you know the ones, they are what the bible calls swine amongst other things.
This light which is the higher consciousness will thrust you through "kill out this lower mind set" smash your children to pieces, "your children are all the thoughts that flow out of this animal mind thinking" then this LIGHT will rape your wife "impregnate the lower mind with the higher conscious state"
The religionaist and the rationalists are on R&R of ancient scriptures they are forver at rest and relaxation concerning the things of the higher. They will never get it, not in two thousand years have they understood the true meaning of these beautiful writings.
They have trodden upon it, smashed it under hoof, and ground it to dust.
Lets take a look at a few other verses, so that you fully understand how to interpret these scriptures properly.
1."thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;" Psalms 30:11
Sackcloth represents the poor. In this case the spirit is poor. The person is down. God has provided a new spirit and the depression is lifted.
Not a preacher, deacon, pastor or rabbi on this earth, has any idea of the meaning of the verse below.
No one!!! But you do now!!!
2."There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys, an whose emission was like that of horses." Ezekiel 23:20
"She" is the mind. The mind lusts after the lower physical things. The genitals represent life, creation, origins. The genitals of the lower are brutish and stubborn (donkey).
They are the kinds of thoughts that will not follow the higher. They stay where they are. The emission means the seed that enters "her". Its life is brutish and stubborn but its origin is the horse which is the carrier to heaven. The horse is always used to transport the Gods to heaven, like Pegasus.
The heaven however is the mind that is controlled by the stubborn brutish nature. The combination of the two is a person who is very stubborn and brutish but takes charge and directs things from the lower or physicl nature.
3."Fair Babylon, you destroyer happy those who pay you back the evil you have done us! Happy is he who siezes your babies and dashes them against the rocks." Psalm 137:8-9
Babylon is the lower mind which is filled with attraction to the physical. It is not spiritual at all. To seize the minds babies is to cut off the new thoughts.
The ideas and concepts that are born out of the lower mind are considered babies and to dash them against the rocks is to destroy the misguided new thoughts and concepts through the spirit which is steady. The Bible refers to it as the rock of salvation and the old song is called Rock of Ages.
4."And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:" Gen 27:11
Hair that grows out of the body can mean either the Spirit or the physical senses which must be cut away. It depends on the sect.
Some cut their hair such as Buddhists because to them hair symbolizes thoughts from the lower mind. Others let their hair grow (Islam) because it represents spirit. Here Esau who is the culprit in the story has hair which means lower thoughts while Jacob is of the spirit without lower thoughts growing from him.
5."Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times" Proverbs 5:19
Her means the higher spirit. The inner light. Hind and Roe are deer which are symbols of a closeness to nature and a leaping toward the higher nature. The breasts provide milk which is spiritual food. Understanding , enlightenment.
Thus the proverb says to allow the mind to commune with nature reaching up to the higher and feed on the milk or understanding that comes forth from the new mind.
Interpreted by bill Donahue of hidden meanings
Can you interpret these verses?
7 "And you shall eat it as barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of
human waste in their sight."Ezekiel 4:12
8. "I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste." Solomon 2:3
9. "My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him." Solomon 5:4
10. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women." 2 Kings 8:12
11. "and you shall have a stick with your weapons; and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it, and turn back and cover up your excrement. Because the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to save you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, that he may not see anything indecent among you, and turn away from you." Deut. 23:13-14
12. "I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. lev 26:16
Hard huh ! Its all symbols, dark sayings and allegory, the verses and stories in the bible are like hard nuts, that have cracked many a tooth, for the true seeker of truth.
We read other strange stories in our Bible, such as the following. The Lord told Moses to force Pharaoh by plagues to free the Israelite's from bondage and captivity; but after each plague He hardened Pharaoh's heart.
Samson was overcome, not by the ropes and willow branches which bound him but by having his hair cut off and being bound with that.
The walls of Jericho were brought down by shouts and trumpeting. A fig tree was cursed and withered by the Lord of Love for not bearing fruit early in the spring before the Passover
All of these stories and many others are quoted when criticisms are directed against the Christian Scriptures and, unless one possesses the keys of interpretation, one must remain silent, unable to defend even one's own Bible.
It is that the Bible like other World Scriptures is written in a particular metaphorical language full of imagery and symbolism.
This very ancient language was designed to reveal deep truths, to convey metaphysical ideas, to describe supersensory states of consciousness and the spiritual experiences of exalted men and women.
The authors who wrote in this allegorical manner wanted to reveal these deeply hidden mysterious truths and to describe interior mystical experiences.
They used actual historical personages and actual geographical places to weave a representation of eternal truths. All earth myths used actual geographical plces and personages to weave their myths around, the Bible is no different in this regard.
In the Jason and Argo myth, Jason landed in Georgia on the black sea, but its a myth, and everyone knows that, But you see the usage of actual geographical locations. Such is the nature of all myths.
In fact, not one single person portrayed in the Bible ever existed, including Jesus. Jesus is a picture of the sun, among a long list of past sun gods.
All of the personages and places in the Bible relate to the physical body, the emotional body and the intellectual mind. As with all myths the river Jordan the land of Egypt etc, have their true meaning in the human psyche.
1.2Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. So here is the Bible itself telling us not to take it literally.
2. Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: the definition of a myth includes the term allegory. Here again the Bible tells us it is symbolic.
3. Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: The Bible is saying that all of Jesus statements were symbolic
4. Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Above, you have the bible itself telling you not to take it LITERALLY, and that these things are PARABLES, ALLEGORY and MYSTERIES, what more does one need?
You need more?
Ephesians 3:9: "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ".
Ephesians 5:32 "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church".
Ephesians 6:18 "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel".
Colossians 4:3 "Praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ".
5. Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Here the Bible states that GOD speaks in parables . And what are dark sayings of old. Obviously they are symbolic statements.
6. In the Book of Proverbs describes wisdom. It explains how one becomes wise. Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Dark sayings is mythology
7. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 2 cor.4:3
8. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 2 cor. 3:14
9. We should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter." (Romans 7:6)
10. Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak in parables? EZ:20 Here God speaks in parables
11. 1Cr 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Here it says god ordained the hidden wisdom, even before the world
12. Eze. 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel. God orders riddles
13. Jdg.14:19 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle.
And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house. Here it says god was pleased when they cracked the riddle, and rewarded them.
14. Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of GOD to conceal a thing: but honor of kings is to search out a matter. And here its Gods honor to conceal things, and make you figure it out.
15. 2Cor.4:3,4 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
16. Isaiah 9,10 And he said, Go and tell this people, hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes
17. Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints.
18. JOB 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
19. MAT 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
20. psalm 89 might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."
21. Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
22. 1 cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
23. IS. 48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
24. Eziekel 3:5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
25. exodus 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
26. exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
27. "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God." (Jesus Christ - The Holy Bible: Matthew 22:29)
28. Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
ANOTHER BIBLE CODE? This is more like the Plain View Bible Code, or you might call it the Purloined Bible Code. The Apostle Paul prayed that he might make known the mystery of the gospel, Eph6:19, so it shouldn't come as a surprise when we find things hidden in the Word.
Here God is saying that his word is like milk to you, as a babe must drink milk before it can eat solid food. God is saying his word is for the the one who is ready for meat, in other words, when one is ready for the deeper meaning, this is the meat, for the one full of age (wisdom). Reading Gods word literally is MILK, it is for the unskillful, and they will not understand.
Here the fact that this is all consciousness is made clear. It says to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Where is the Kingdom of God ? . (Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.)
The statement concludes by saying that "unto them that are without". Outside of the meditative state. Outside of the inner realm of consciousness where exists the Kingdom of God.
Here we see that God speaks in mysteries, riddles and parables, He puts riddles in peoples mouths, he shuts their eyes and ears, he sends strange and hard speeches, he sends dark sayings, and that is Gods glory that he conceal a thing, he imparts secret wisdom and make you and I search it. His word is as milk to the unskillful, without age (reason).
Theres no doubt that the bible is showing you that, you can't read it at face value, you have to look for the deeper meaning, the secret wisdom, the dark sayings, the hidden and so forth.
That should be sufficient evidence to reveal the fact, that the bible is written in ancient symbolism, written by expert mythicists, not to be read LITERALLY at all, but spiritually or symbolically.
If you are still drinking milk, then you are UN-SKILLFUL in the word of GOD, I didn't say it, the bible did. Not drinking milk literally, but symbolically, drinking milk means reading ancient mythology LITERALLY.
If you read the bible literally, then....
"you shall eat it as barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of human waste in their sight." Ezekiel 4:12
It means to eat your own words, the words that flow out of the mouth, that had their beginnings in the lower mind thinking (barley), which is earthly, and ye shall surely bake these words and thoughts, and they shall be used for fuel of the human waste, the negative thoughts that came out in words, that were hurtful.
Learn to understand, and these scriptures will reveal how truly amazing and enlightened these writers were.
She is always the higher or lower mind
Children and babies are always the thoughts either negative or positive that flows from the mind.
Nations are the same, they are though patters that flow out either the lower or higher mind set.
What is meant by EARTH?
It is not talking about the LITERAL EARTH, but the EARTHLY Hell bound person that operates his/her mind off of the divine EGO.
Earth, ground, world
A symbol of the lower nature of the soul or light that you are, the lower mental, astral and physical planes, which constitute the arena of life for the ego (the divine light), your soul, the person that you really are.
"And god called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he seas; and god saw that it was good' Gen 1:10
And matter being further differentiated "dry land Earth" stands for the lower nature, the natural man, and the "gathering together of the waters" signifies the forming of the astral "sea" of the desire nature or emotional nature in us all. And all is made perfect in the course of evolution.
"these knowledges are the waters' gathered together into one place, and are called 'seas" but the external man is called "dry land" and presently "earth" Swedenborg.
"thoth spake after he saw the enemies lying upon the earth, joyful is your heart, ye gods of heaven, joyful is your heart, ye gods of earth"
The higher mind, now awakened in the soul, sees the enemies or desire nature prone upon the earth, or as the bible says, they fell upon their faces. Thereat the ego sings, glad is the Christ who hath triumphed over the desire nature and it's illusions! Glad are the higher qualities of this lower mind, which are now raised victoriously.
"I have moved against the earth, I have caused my inherited fate to rest"
Book of the dead
The self has come forth in the lower nature to contend against it. the self has offered itself as a sacrifice, for it has voluntarily imposed limitation upon itself, for the sake of the many.
"he who dwelling in the earth is distinct from the earth, whom the earrth knows not, whose body the Earth is, who rules the earth from within, he is thy soul, the inner guide, the immortal"
The self incarnate in the lower nature (Earth) is distinct from the lower nature, whom the lower nature knows not, whose vehicle the lower nature is, who rules the lower nature from within, he is thy individual soul or self, the INNER guide or oracle, to guide to perfection, the immortal divine Ego.
Job 9:24 "For what is denoted by the designation of "the Earth" saving the FLESH?"
You see, right in the book of Job, it says that the EARTH is the FLESH, what more could you ask for.
The "holy one" is the spiritual ego, the immaculate and eternal in every human being. this will not always be a captive to the lower nature, but will rise in glory at the cycles end. Aquarius, for those souls who are ready at the end of this cycle
The purification process of the LIGHT or divine ego takes place in HELL, the lower quaternary of our being, below the diaphragm, the first three chakras. This is the only place Hell is, or ever was. This eternal fire eventually purges out the dross, and purifies the ego, so that it may rise to ZION, the higher aspect of the cosmos, the divinity in the flesh as it were.
The entire Bible is steeped in this ancient tradition of using people, women, men, children etc, to convey an inner truth. This is the way the ancient people wrote their myths, yes they are deep, very deep, and not easily grasped by the literal minded once a week bible mercenary. they are very hard nuts to crack.
But with the proper nut cracker it can be done.
See the READ ME FIRST page for the full meaning of the symbolic language.
There are two minds, the lower mind, which is the moon, and the higher mind. which is the sun.
The Veil of Allegory
Maimonides speaking of the Book of Genesis said, "We ought not to take literally that which is written in the story of Creation, nor entertain the same ideas of it as are common with the vulgar.
If it were otherwise, our ancient sages would not have taken so much pains to conceal the sense, and to keep before the eyes of the uninstructed the veil of allegory which conceals the truth it contains."
Jerome said, "The most difficult and obscure of the holy books contain as many secrets as they do words, concealing many things even under each word."
Mosheim said that all the Fathers of the second century attributed a hidden and mysterious sense to the words of Scripture.
Origen asked, "What man is so simple as to believe that God, as a gardener planted a garden in the East? That the Tree of Life was a real tree which could be touched, and of which the fruit had the power of conferring immortality?"
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. (2.14)
We have the mind (Higher Mind) of Christ. (2.16)
THE TRUTH OF MYTHOLOGY
The nub of this whole debate is the failure of modern scholarship to comprehend in full truth the nature and function of the myth.
Through stolid inertia of mind and the process of insensible shifts of conception that in time twist the primal sense of words over into some secondary or subordinate aspect of relevance, the modern mind has come to read into this word "myth" the meaning of untruth, something imaginatively conceived, fantastic, bearing no relation to reality. By myth a modern writer now means a story that is not true.
This meaning falls so far out of line with the true original connotation that it now stands as the exact opposite of the primal significance. The ancient myth was the truest of all stories.
It always carried more truth than history. Modernity worships the barren record of objective history and derogates the myth; the sagacity of the ancient day worshipped the myth and derogated, in fact virtually ignored, the objective history.
Being admittedly imaginative and fictional in outward form and content, it made no pretence to factual objectivity.
The story, with actors, characters and incidents, never happened as narrated.
And nobody was supposed to be so naïve, so stupid as to "believe" it.
It was a brilliantly ingenious methodology of presenting in the frame of a human story the idea-forms which, as Plato shows us, were the grand bases of speculative philosophy in his day, as also in old Egypt, and which he demonstrated to be the thought-forms over the pattern of which the creative Mind of the Logos framed the universe.
So the myth, it might be said, was a cosmic ideograph in fictional disguise. Apollo really did not let his son Phaeton drive the chariot of the sun across the sky and scorch the earth; but the conceptual structure dramatized by the story is a truth of vital import.
Theseus did not penetrate Minos’ labyrinth, slay the great bull and follow Ariadne’s thread to find his way out. But, at the level of intellectual insight the story tells the great truth that man’s soul must enter an underworld full of devious intricacies, find and slay the fierce and doughty animal nature and by the thin light of a divine intuition make his way back to the light of an upper world.
By obsessing the believer’s consciousness with such a story, for instance, as that of the bodily crucifixion of one man on a wooden cross, and offering this as the Creator’s device for the salvation of his earthly children, the Christian system of pious faith has so enfeebled the message of man’s true spiritual regeneration as to have reduced it almost to a moral and intellectual nullity.
In persuading the West’s millions for centuries that thrice dousing the head with water, along with the recital of the names of the triune deity, will insure the individual’s sanctification in perpetuity, the Church of Christ again robs the devotee of the dynamic knowledge that the immersion of the unit of his soul power in the water of the body will give it the experience required to consummate a truly deific beatification.
Without exception every doctrine of this folly-ridden system has thus been distorted from truth and illuminating power into palsying falsity of alleged history.
The failure of Christian intelligence to see that their basic theology is just a gross stolid literalization, and then the conjured historization of this universal legend in the hypostatized biography of just one of the many dramatic type-figures, who was no more a living man than some thirty to fifty others similarly delineated and all antecedent to him in time must be seen ere long in its true light, as the most colossal demonstration of intellectual ineptitude in all history.
The foundation of the whole of Scripture and, therefore, also of all that the whole Scripture teaches is a myth, the Christian church is being told today, by her own ministers, theologians, and scholars.
A myth is a story that explains an important aspect of human life and experience. Often the story is of a theological, spiritual, and religious nature. But a myth is a story that never happened. The storyteller casts the myth in the form of events, events that occurred on earth among men.
Usually these events involved the gods and their relationships with men and women. But these mythical events have no reality in actual fact; they are unhistorical. If read or listened to for entertainment, the myth is fictitious. If taught as the factual explanation of a certain aspect of human life, the myth is a lie.
C.F. Nosgen gives this definition of "myth": "Any unhistorical tale, however it may have arisen, in which a religious society finds a constituent part of its sacred foundations, because an absolute expression of its institutions, experiences, and ideas, is a myth."
Heathen religions abound in myths. The Greek myth of Pandora's box explains evil in the world as the result of a woman's opening a box contrary to the instruction of the gods. The Babylonian myth Enuma Elish explains creation from the killing and dividing of a great monster, Tiamat.
Scripture speaks of myths. In the Greek of the New Testament, Scripture speaks of myths explicitly: the Greek word is mythos, "myth." The King James Version uniformly translates this Greek word as "fables."
But Scripture denies that the biblical message is based on, or derived from, myths: "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables (Greek: mythos), when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (II Pet. 1:16).
It warns the saints, particularly ministers, against myths: "Neither give heed to fables (Greek: mythos)" (I Tim. 1:4). Nevertheless, Scripture prophesies that in the last days, under the influence of unsound teachers "mythologians," we may call them
professing Christians will turn from the truth to myths: "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (Greek: mythos)" (II Tim. 4:4).
What a Myth Is and Does
According to Websters Collegiate Dictionary, myth can mean Aan unfounded or false notion, but that is not its primary definition.
Its first definition is Aa usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.
As such, it is synonymous with parable or allegory. Its second definition is a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society. An unfounded or false notion is part of this second definition.
Myths, parables, and allegories are all story forms subsumed into the category of metaphor.
Metaphor in its broadest sense is any figure of speech. Its primary definition, again from Webster, is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. See Bible.
Barbour agrees with other scholars that biblical events are interpreted through dominant images, but holds that the images themselves are not directly God-given but arise from mans analogical imagination.
symbol and myth are forms of the human consciousness which are always present. One can replace one myth by another, but one cannot remove the myth from mans spiritual life. For the myth is the combination of symbols of our ultimate spiritual truths, revealed by the sages of old.
Don't be a NINISTER of the LETTER, says the BIBLE writers of old.
The teachers, even of Christianity are, in general the most ignorant of the true meaning of that which they try to teach. There is no Book of which so little is known as the Bible.
To most who read it it is as incomprehensible as any fantastic myth, The Bible expresses in an veiled manner, only understood by initiates of the mystery schools, The doctrine of Moses and the prophets are identical with that of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and other myths.
The Hebrew books were written only to recall to memory the truths, thus was a second bible born uncomprehended by the Christians: a collection of monstrous absurdities, if read literally.
Master Mason: Thomas Dubose
The majority of "the people" even those of the upper classes who are educated and hold college degrees are not immune, and are passive; blind, deaf, and dumb.
They follow their mis-leaders into chaos and catastrophe.
If one of these mis-leaders jumped off of a cliff, all the followers would do likewise, as evident in the Jim Jones case, David Coresh and the branch Dividians, Heavens gate, Applewhite and others.
Most people are as lost sheep in the need of a shepherd, but unfortunately for these lost sheep the shepherd is always one who is a watch cap short of a full seabag, the shepherd is most of the time, a wolf in sheeps clothing, a meglomaniac, twisted psycho, schitzoid manic depressent, from reading the bible LITERALLY.
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
Where the Hell do all dirt groveling idolaters and imaginary god worshippers get off even claiming to serve god
I mean that's got to be the most arrogant and absurd claim ever right?
Well maybe not, come to think of it, they do go further than that, I totally forgot about all those prophets with private messages from the big man himself and lets not forget Jc.
Having met god and knowing him so well I'm sure no one will be surprised when he turns out to be fictional or heaven forbid abstract and unlike anything our small minds could imagine or comprehend.
Me? I'm actually hoping that if there is a "GOD" he will be so pissed off at all the dirt groveling god worshipers that he gives them what they imagine.
A boring heaven for people who never ate fish on a Friday, where they can grovel and worship all they want for the rest of eternity and a terrible hell for people who did eat the fish.
"When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." - George Carlin
So now that we know that the Bible is Greek mythology, then what does the Mythology mean?
That's the million dollar question, there are keys to understanding it all, and part of the key is in the numbers, the rest is in realizing that the entire Bible and all of the crazy stories are talking about the higher mind vs the lower mind.
Posted by Nightwatchman at 8:05 AM