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Opening commentary, by G.A. Gaskell
The nature of the scriptures
The origin and nature of the various scriptures have been consistently explained either by rationalists or religionists, so as to account for their worldwide influence and the striking peculiarities of the writings.
For more than a century, clerical and lay thinkers have disputed about scriptures and doctrines, with no satisfactory result, for the theories of every disputant are open to fatal objections.
It is usual to narrow the problem to narrow the problem of Divine revelation to one particular religion, and to regard other religions as negligible, thereby making impossible a true understanding either of the accepted religion or the general problems of religions.
It will, I think, be found that the light thrown by this blog upon the sacred writings, shows them to belong to a higher plane of thought that hitherto conceded to them. On this high plane they are beyond the reach of thought all of the controversies and discrepancies regarding them with which the world of thought is filled.
There is no room for skepticism on the general subject of religion and revelation when the full meaning scriptures and their philosophy is apprehended.
There is no conflict with science, when the legends of old cease to be materialized in the notions of LITERALISTS.
Doubt respecting Divine revelation only creeps in when history and verbalism are allowed to distort the biblical conceptions and obstruct the truth of the MYTHOLOGY.
When the fact is realized that 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 strength of the religious position is invincible in the face of the attacks materialists and other skeptics.
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 rationalists.
The present exposition of scripture exegesis, giving fuller knowledge ofman's inner nature and then purpose of is life on earth, has taken the form of this blog, because of the discovery, forcasted by the great orientalist Max Muller, of a metaphorical language underlying all the sacred scriptures of the world.
The terms of this language will reveal themselves to students of the scriptures who will follow the line of thought of this blog.
The scared language will be seen to be the one and only instance where supernatural intrusion into mundane affairs is clearly cognsignable; for a universal language, such as this is, could not be invented and applied by man.
It is possible for the scriptures literally to be the work of man, but it is impossible for their world-wide under meanings to be other than superhuman and transcendental. it matters nothing however grotesque the wording of scripture may be; it is the symbolism alone which is precious, and worthy of our best efforts to elucidate.
"If god can find you, he will rape your wife before your eyes, smash your children to pieces, then run you through"
Not very nice of this god to do such a thing Literally, but symbolically, it takes on a whole new meaning.
Religionists and rationalists cannot come to grips with just this one verse, out of thousands of similar verses just like it. If a relgionistst believes the verse literally, then they are worshiping a megalomaniac God. If a rationalists writes it off as absurd, then they have missed the point entirely.
Both have failed, and 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 deep 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 religionist and the rationalists are the R&R of ancient scriptures they are forever 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.
" Come now, let us reason together" says the LORD
First, it is important to realize that there are LITERAL statements in the Bible, it has to have them in order to guide you as to what things mean.
99% of the Bible is MYTHOLOGY, while the 1/10th is Literal.
For instance when the bible says :God is Light" that is a very straight forward statement, and a reasoning mind can grasp it, yet when you read that a man lived in a fish, or a man and his family stored every animal on a boat by two's and sevens of those that took a bath, it LITERALLY hollers at you, that hey! Not really stupid, now I am talking in a dark speech, dark speech means mythology.
A hand with no arm writes on wall in the book of Daniel, where have we heard that one before/ hey dummy, can't you see the handwriting on the wall?
yes, I am reasoning now, something that a religious person cannot do.
"if thine eye be single, thy whole body will fill with light'
yes I get it, it's the single eye or pineal gland, because it says so, and I can reason.
Sticks turning into serpents, people getting up out of graves, a man walking on water, serpents and donkeys that can talk, well then I get that too. I can reason, even though the bible says don't be a minister of the letter (literal), I can still understand that it is NOT LITERAL, why can't the rest of the religious world?
" Come now, let us reason together" says the LORD
Ok LORD, I get it now, snakes do not LITERALLY talk, yet they do in MYTHOLOGY, because it's talking about things that go on inside the human mind.
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak in parables? EZ:20 Here God speaks in parables.
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
" I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."
Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Dark sayings is Mythology, like a a hand with no arm writing on a wall, or a serpent talking, these things have meanings, but never LITERAL.
The disembodied hand that wrote on the wall: "You've been weighed in the balances and found wanting" (You had your chance but you blew it..) is from the 5th chapter of Daniel.
Could anyone doubt that this is the figure of "seeing the handwriting on the wall"?
When we see the leaves coming on the trees in the springtime, we know that summer will soon be along; and to see the handwriting on the wall is to recognize from specific occurrences that other events will surely follow.
A king is a ruler because that's a foot long, and a foot goes into a shoe, which is what you do to a fly, and when you fly you're up in the air, and an heir is one who has a fortune, and with one of those you can charge all you like, and a since a king is the one who's in charge; that's why a king is a ruler! This is foolish and cockeyed logic for sure! But don't forget to watch your Ps and Qs.
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.
Here the bible 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 the word literally is MILK, it is for the unskillful, and they will not understand.
Do you see, why hasn't Christianity read and understood these verses?
Maybe they have, but they don't want you to understand it, because then they might lose their control over you.
The serpents are on the INSIDE.
"Let us go down and confound their language" said God in Genesis 11:7
yes, you will be confounded, if you DO NOT understand that all of this stuff is dark sayings, which is MYTHOLOGY, with a very deep spiritual meaning.
Paul said, go beyond the literal meaning of the Old Testament. He asks us to obey the spirit of the law, not the letter. "He is a Jew who is one inwardly
AH! One INWARDLY, now I'm starting to get this stuff.
See the read me first page for a better explanation.
Baghwan would approve, so would Joseph Campbell.
It is impossible to interpret the entire bible on this blog, but once you have some keys, you will have a better idea as how to read it.
The God of the Old testament is a carryover of the first god "EA" the storm god EL.
This god was busy killing all the tribes in the deserts, if your last name ended with "ITE" or "STINE" it's a good chance you would be destroyed< either by Joshua or Moses.
That's because, all of the "ITES" with the exception of the IS RA EL ITES, are thought patterns that arise from the left lower carnal mind.
This is important to understand.
ALL of the killing in the Old testament is MYTHOLOGY describing this God, killing out man's/woman's lower mind thoughts.
Otherwise, who would want to worship this megalomaniac God, I personally would not want any part of it.
But once one comes to a complete understanding that you are reading warring MYTHOLOGY, then you can see it in a different light.
From the creation story to the end of the bible "Revelations" the bible is talking in a dark speech (Mythology), about overcoming you very own physical left lower mind set.
All those crazy stories, every one of them are the same, they have the exact same theme, just told from the mind of a different mythologist of the day.
The numbers tip you off at every turn, see my page on the numbers 18, 666, 40, etc...
Every symbol has a deep meaning, related to overcoming your lower nature (gog, magog, tubal, Shedrach, Babylon, Sodom, Egypt, etc...) , and raising your consciousness to a higher level, the mountain of God, Mt. Ararat etc..
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;"
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.
They have drunk from the river of LETHE (forgetfulness)
No one!!! But you do now!!!
The following verse were translated by my dear friend Bill Donahue of Hidden meanings
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 physical nature.
3. "Fair Babylon, you destroyer happy those who pay you back the evil you have done us! Happy is he who seizes 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."
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 Israelites 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 places 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?
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 earth 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 quartenary 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, 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)
After looking at a number of words that are not archaic but are rather simple words which are still commonly in used today, we have seen the “scholars” giving their expert opinions and they have made unnecessary changes to these words where there is absolutely no ground to do so whatsoever.
This has resulted in making the Scriptures contradicting each other in many places and at times, some of their verses do not even make sense at all!
The spiritual insights of these “scholars” are so shallow that they have made themselves a laughing stock as Bible translators and spiritual giants of faith.
Their godliness and integrity that were supposedly beyond reproach turned out to be a fraud when they deliberately made changes to the Bible when those verses expose their infidelity in the pure and inspired words of the living God.
As such, they have no idea on how God gives His words to His people and their main objectives are to replace as many words from the Authorized King James Bible as possible to show that they are indeed “scholars” that are capable of judging what are God's words and what are not.
So when the Lord revealed His attitude concerning revelation of His words in Numbers 12:8, they scramble to change “dark speeches” to “riddles.” Let us take a look at this verse.
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? (AV)
With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” (NIV)
The Lord told the children of Israel that He will not speak to Moses in dark speeches but He does speak in dark speeches to others. The “scholars” think that dark speeches are really too obscured and the common men cannot figure out what are dark speeches so they changed it to riddles instead.
These “experts” are telling us that the Lord speaks in riddles as to make His people guess what He is saying and at the end they will get a reward if they can give the right answer. Are they implying that the translators of the Authorized Version did not know what they were doing when they translated “dark speeches” instead of “riddles”?
Are they saying that the translators of the Authorized Version did not know when to translate the word “riddle”?
In fact the word “riddle” has been used eight times in the book of Judges when Samson gave the Philistines a riddle to guess concerning the honey found in the carcass of a lion and he even promised them a reward for the right answer.
The word “riddle” is also used one more time in Ezekiel 17:2, Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel.
When a riddle is given, an answer is solicited which is given in Ezekiel 17:12, Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon.
So what do you think the translators of the NIV will do in this case? They change the riddle into an allegory. What is the problem with the word “riddle” this time? Is it because it is archaic? Or is it because it is inaccurate? Does the translators of the Authorized Version know what is an allegory? Of course they do.
This word is mention in Galatians 4:24, Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Certainly the word “allegory” cannot be an archaic word this time as the NIV is also using it but lo and behold, it must be replaced too! The NIV says it should be “figuratively” and allegory has suddenly become archaic. We can see that the objective of these “scholars” is to replace as many words from the Authorized Version as possible when there is actually no need to do so.
It is obvious that the “scholars” cannot understand dark speeches which are ideally meant for them who have lifted themselves above the words of the living God. They are very nervous whenever they see dark speeches and dark saying or sayings appearing in the pages of the Holy Bible.
Therefore, they must be changed with immediate effect, as they do not want to be kept in the dark. Let us take a look what they do when they are not given the wisdom to understand God's pure and holy words in the Authorized Version.
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. (AV)
I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: (NIV)
So dark saying is changed to a riddle. We thought a riddle is given out for others to guess! Why is a riddle being expounded? Since when a parable is a proverb! Infidelity is a very contagious disease!
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: (AV)
I will utter hidden things, things from of old - (NIV)
The “scholars” just simply cannot stand dark sayings. They want to be kept in the loop but they do not have a sound heart and a pure mind to be worthy recipients to understand dark sayings. So it is better to drop dark sayings because it would be too embarrassing for them when they cannot tell what dark sayings are all about.
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. (AV)
For understanding proverbs and parables, the savings and riddles of the wise. (NIV)
Dark sayings are out and riddles are fine. Riddles are the “in-things” these days. Let us tease one another with riddles and see who is smarter! Apparently, these Bible critics who do not have the light do not understand that what is obscured to some people are as clear as daylight to others.
They do not believe that God is very subjective in imparting knowledge and understanding to His people. It depends very much on their spiritual state.
Moses tells us that, The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29).
God does revealed even secrets to His people but as for Bible critics, they do not hope to be part of this privilege group of people. The prophet Amos also confirmed this truth;
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). Of course the NIV is once again babbling something else, Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets (NIV). God only reveals plan to them but He reveals His secrets to us. We have a wonderful privilege that these “scholars” do not hope to enjoy.
The Psalmist also said in Psalm 25:14, The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant. It is obvious that the “scholars” are not in the inner circle as far as the secrets of the Lord are concerned and the translators of the NIV is confirming this fact; The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them (NIV).
No secrets for these people as they cannot be trusted to handle secrets. They do not fear God and they have been changing God's words according to their wimps and fancy. They are too childish and immature, spiritually speaking, and so they have to be excluded from this privileged position.
The prophet Daniel informed us that, He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him (Daniel 2:22).
Daniel elaborated further in Daniel 2:28 & 29, But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.
Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
This God who reveals secrets is very selective on the recipients of His secrets. Daniel is one such chosen vessel fit for the master's use. Do you think these Bible critics qualify to receive secrets from the Lord?
Why then does the Lord speak in dark speeches and give dark sayings? The Psalmist tells us that, He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies (Psalm 18:11). Not only that, when the children of Israel heard the Lord speaking in person as recorded in Deuteronomy 5:23 & 24,
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth, we are told that they heard His voice out of the midst of darkness. Hence, the Lord speaks to Moses face to face, but with others, dark speeches and dark sayings are the norms that are spoken out of the darkness.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in the English language on “dark speeches” and “dark sayings” as they simply mean the message is obscured, which is intended to be that way.
There is no need to change it to riddles and cause the meaning of the word “riddle” to suffer violence. God definitely does not speak in riddles to cause His people guess the intents of the original writers in the divine originals when they wrote!
It is just a classical use of the word “dark” as an adjective to modify the noun of a word in the normal usage of the language. The word “dark” is also used in Daniel 8:23, And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
This shows that during the end time there will be this king that can understand things that are not understood by the common men. Of course, the “scholars” will find this intriguing and the words “dark sentences” must be changed to something else; “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise (NIV).
But the Lord does not always speak in dark speeches and use dark sayings. This is made clear in Matthew 13:10 & 11, And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. The reason why the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven is not given to some people is found in Mark 4:10-12, And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
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: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
These are the people who have heard and seen what the Lord has done and yet they have rejected Him. The Lord has clearly promised to preserved His inspired words that transient languages for every generation and these Bible critics have rejected this promise and do you reckon they can understand dark speeches and dark sayings?
However, the Lord is ever merciful and kind to His people and for those who seek after Him and trust in Him, He will reveal to them His words for the Lord has said, I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:
I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right (Isaiah 45:19). Dark speeches and dark sayings are as clear as daylight to a Bible believer but for the Bible critics, they will continue to remain in the dark fooling each other with riddles.
This article is taken from a chapter in the book "Hold Fast The Form Of Sound Words"
What all of Religion has missed.
First, one must come to an understanding that every symbol in the bible has a DUEL meaning, this is the duality of nature, the physical as opposed to the spiritual.
This is the left brain vs the right brain.
The left brain takes it's cue from the sympathetic nervous system (the spine), the evil serpent.
The right brain, which is activated by the Divine serpent, known in the East as the kundalini, activates the spiritual hemisphere of the brain, the right side.
"And he went up the winding stairs to the right side"
This is the Holy of Holies, which is actually located in the Fornix (furnace), of your brain, in the THIRD ventricle. This is where the kundalini burns out the dross of the lower physical nature.
Don't make any left turns, lest you eat you own dung, karma awaits those on the LEFT hand path, because it is controlled by the Emotions.
These are the two serpents within each human being.
Second, every story in the bible, has the same basic meaning, it's all mythology describing the renewing of the mind, and overcoming the animal nature, which is the Divine Ego (Photon), that saw that women (physical bodies) were fair, and plunged into this physical poverty.
Woman, a symbol of matter in which the manifestation of the spiritual takes place. matter is the feminine principle in the symbolism, because women are very Emotional, and woman is just used as a symbol of taking things from the left physical brain.
The woman is the receptive side of our nature, she is the one that is impregnated with the child of promise.
" But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his son (the higher light), made of woman (the physical), made under the law" gal 4:4
Yes, he is pure MYTHOLOGY
"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 physical nature.
The harlot is related to the lower three chakras, especially the third.
She is seated upon many waters, which are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (Rev. 17:15). This may represent an energy that pervades everything in the difficult time cycle. The harlot is very similar in meaning to Kali. See: Tamasisk - Anger - Fury The beast and harlot are related to ten horns (see Rev. 17:16). The third chakra is symbolized by a lotus flower with ten petals. See: Humanity On The Pollen Path
The leap to the fourth - Heart chakra seems to be suggested by the twelve stars on the crown of The Woman With Child of Rev. 12:1, and by The New Jerusalem (Rev. 21), which has twelve gates, angels, gemstones, and pearls.
The Heart chakra is symbolized by a lotus flower with 12 petals. Dreams of being in or under the water, or underground, seem to suggest the unconscious, the collective unconscious, the dream realm, or the spirit realm. In Jung's system water is related to emotions.
Children or babies
Thoughts that arise out of either the lower mind or the higher mind, depending on the nature of the story or the verse.
"Fair Babylon, you destroyer happy those who pay you back the evil you have done us! Happy is he who seizes 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.
Nations or tribes
A symbol of the associated or groups of thoughts flowing from the mind, whether from the emotions or the higher intelligence.
Nations, languages, and kings, are all of the thoughts that proceed from your mind, it is an exercise in control over all of the lower mind quality thoughts. The three kings, the intellectual, the physical and the emotional, and all other kings, and nations in the Bible mythology.
Every prostitute, man, woman, child, bird, dog, goat, cow, ass, pig, snake, city, jerk water town, river, Every symbol; blood, hair, milk, water, stones, iron, brass, clay, dirt, tree, bush, dung heap, fire, sword, pillar, fig, olive tree, seed, disease, pestilence, angel and devil.
Every tribe, Canaanites, menenites, jebusites, and any other ites, in fact everything including heaven and hell as well as the resurrection are all within you, within in your head (mind, your thoughts), and your physical body.
Given to us from an ancient people in a symbolic form, called mythology, completely misunderstood by the world.
Canaanite in Aramaic means one who exists in and for material things.
The other names are all tribes of Canaan. Amorite, one of the Canaanite tribes, means mountaineers but it has to do with the generative function. Hittite, another Canaanite tribe means sundered and symbolized thoughts of opposition. Perizzite means rustic or dweller in the country and stands for lower life forces.
Hivite means physical existence and signifies carnal thoughts.
Finally, Jebusite means profaned or polluted.
These are all people and you will remember we said that people symbolize thoughts in the Bible.
So the Lord or the enlightened spiritual must drive out all of these lower, carnal and material thoughts.
Its a journey of the souls rise from the descent of matter to the light in the pineal gland and fornix of the brain, as seen by Jacob, also Saul, when he was stricken by a flash of light from heaven, on the road to Damascus, and was blinded.
A symbol of the aspect of the higher mind
But over three years of age, because these thoughts are emanating from the physical, emotional and intellectual, and not the spiritual.
Herod (the ego), orders all male children under three years of age killed, because these thoughts still have a chance to go higher.
These are the higher quality thoughts that arise from our thinking in our every day waking life.
Same idea all females who have slept with males, fornicated, with the lower mind of the solar plexus, are to be killed, but the young virgins are to be spared, the virgins are the higher quality thought patterns that arise in the brain.
Joseph Campbell: His work on interpretation of myths has had a profound influence on people throughout the world. "he said the Bible and all spiritual books were written in metaphorical language of old, called (mythology) Joseph Campbell.
Symbols of higher or lower qualities of thought and consciousness, as gold, wisdom, silver, brass, bronze, copper, tin, iron, lower mental qualities.
Who is Tubalcain?
The thoughts that arise out of the left hemisphere of your brain, or the physical.
TubalCain was the son of CAIN
Abel is the right hemisphere of the brain, and CAIN is the left hemisphere.
Watch the Mythology
"And Cain knew his wife."
That's nice, but where did she come from?
4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael:
and Methusael begat Lamech.
4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah,and the name of the other Zillah.
"And Lamech took him two wives."
Zillah is the LEFT side, or carnal nature
Adah is the RIGHT side or spiritual higher nature.
Lamech is the first of a long line of biblical men with more than one wife.
Is polygamy OK?
What the Bible says about polygamy
4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. (lower natured carnal thinking)
4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. (The reference to harp and organ is music, (music is in the RIGHT jemisphere of the brain, the good side).
4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
Zillah represents that which is on the LEFT, the left brain carnal ego thoughts, and she bore TUBALCAN, the first teacher (artificer) of Iron and Brass.
4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
(4:23-24) Lamech kills a man and claims that since Cain's murderer would be punished sevenfold, whoever murders him will be punished seventy-seven fold. That sounds fair.
4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. Here is divine thoughts, are in and of the right side.
"Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son."
Way to go Adam!
4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Keep in mind that the whole of these Geleoligies from Adam and Ave, are talking about either thoughts that originate from the emotions, which are commonly called carnal natured thoughts, because they are lower, and they create EVIL, and thy are LEFT. (Cain)
Or, thoughts that originate from the RIGHT side, or thoughts of a higher quality, thoughts that promote peace and harmony, once manifested. This is (Abel).
Now watch how crafty and clever were the Myhologist or mythicists that wrote the bible. See how they use words like iron, brass and other metals, to describe the state of a person's mental quality.
Remember TUBALCAIN is essentially the off spring of Cain, the LEFT lower thoughts, that arise out of the (emotional) lower egoic mind.
Iron heads and hard heads, people that are stubborn, you know the ones?
TUBALCAIN The founder of the hard heads, the iron heads, the stubborn brutes, ruled by their ego's. These are the biblical metalworkers, that operate off of the LEFT carnal brain, they have gates of iron, chariots of iron and bars of brass in their city (brain), of course this figuratively (in the mind).
See all the scriptures talking about Brass and Iron, and then you will get the picture. It's talking about the heard heads, the stubborn jackasses of the earth, the tillers of the soil, where the swine do wallow.
Use your mind, when reading the verses talking about Iron and brass, and you will get the Allegory. It's all in your HEAD!! When they don't follow God's instructions, they are associated with Iron and Brass. They are heavy headed.
These then are the metalworkers in the bible terminology.
Are you a metalworker?
We refuse to be the ancestors of TUBALCAIN
Unless you like working with IRON, for the rest of your life.
Hard heads equals religious conviction, religious piety,
religious brainwashing, talking snakes and talking donkeys,
these things are reserved for the TUBALCAINS of the world.
Daryl Coats (metalurgist) has the following to say about metals in the bible.
"Almost every time the word "brass" shows up in the Bible, perversions like the New International Version and the "New King James Version" change it to "bronze" because the King James translators supposedly "confused brass for bronze." Using the same "reasoning" as any evolutionist, Bible critics make statements such as this:"
"The process for making brass [melting copper with zinc] was unknown in Old Testament times, whereas bronze smelting [copper with tin] was widespread at an early age." 2
"Such a statement flies in the face of both history and language."
"One of the favorite ploys of Bible critics is to "prove" a point by appealing to the languages in which God originally caused the Bible to be written. But appeals to the Bible’s "original languages" do not "prove" that the word "brass" is a "mistake," despite claims such as these by another Bible critic:"
All of the arguments concerning the use of metals, smelting of metals of different types into another completely disappear, when one understands the metaphors and allegory concerning metals in the bible.
It is not referring to LITERAL bronze, brass, Copper, Tin and such, but the mythicists used metals to describe mans state of mind.
So they missed the mark, as all bible literalists do.
Arguing that no such metals were made at that time, or the first metal workers were the Egyptians and Romans and so forth.
It's all symbols as you will see!!
The meaning of metals in the bible They are symbols of the condition of the mind and the thoughts that arise from it.
Gold = Pure Character (god quality) consciousness, Precious and Rare Isaiah 13:12
Silver = Pure Words & Understanding, on the path. Proverbs 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11,
Brass, Tin, bronze, Iron, copper, zinc, Lead, Silver, dross = Impure Character, lower nature thoughts etc...(apart from god) Ezekiel Psalms 12:622:20- TUBALCAINS.
For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron; I will also make thine officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness (Isaiah 60:17)
The isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish in the beginning, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of Jehovah thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel (Isa. 60:9). Note, The word isles in the bible are aleays talking about the human brain as it sits in a saline solution in the skull like an island.
Thou didst take the vessels(the mind) of thine adorning of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of a male (Ezekiel 16:17).
Here "gold" denotes the knowledges of celestial things; "silver," those of spiritual things. In the same:--
Thou wast adorned with gold and silver, and thy raiment was fine linen and silk, and broidered work (Ezekiel 16:13).
Behold, thou art wise, there is no secret that they have hidden from thee; in thy wisdom and in thine intelligence thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures (Ezekiel 28:3, 4). These are the false treasures of the EGO mind. They are NON spiritual.
This is said of Tyre, and it is plain that here "gold" is the wealth of wisdom, and "silver" the wealth of intelligence
He shall sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi (Malachi 3:3);
The discourses of Jehovah are pure discourses, silver smelted in a crucible of earth (man), smelted seven times (Ps. 12:6); SEVEN TIMES.
There's the KEY, the number seven, the seven seals or chakras.
In the book of Daniel chapter two shows an iron and clay mixture of the feet and ten toes of the metallic image. The different metals from gold at the head moving on down through silver and bronze to the iron mixed with clay down at the feet and ten toes shows the changing character of the human brain.
fourth beast of Dan. SEVEN with teeth of iron
it's head was fine gold, it's breast and arms of silver, it's belly and thighs brass, it's legs of iron, it's feet ten toes part iron and part clay.
This is making reference to the five senses. That make up the EGO, As there are five different types of material.
But it had SEVEN teeth
Notice that the feet were made of iron and clay, and iron and clay do not mix, this means that character will crumble, as it is not on solid foundation, then notice the legs were made of iron, and that the midsection of the beast was brass and the neck area was silver, and the head was gold. It was powerful, except for the feet, the foundation.
This is the beast or lower nature of mans mind ruled by the lower ego mind.
It has no sturdy foundation, but yet rules like a king. A false king (the ego).
The stone that was cut with no hands, is making reference to the pineal gland, it is the stone that overcomes the four beasts in the book of daniel.
The "stone" that was "cut out without hands" is the pineal gland, the philosophers stone. Any time you hear or see the word stone or rock in the Bible it is referring to the pineal gland of the brain.
(moses struck a rock (pineal gland) with his staff (spine) and water ( electromagnetism) gushed forth.
"Thou art Peter, upon this rock (pineal gland) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it"
THE STORY IN DANIEL
This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. Daniel 2:37-45
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Daniel 7:23-27
The image smote
Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone (pineal gland) that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. The mountain is the higher mind.
Thus, Jesus Christ, at the second coming destroys the whole image forever and Jesus' own kingdom ("a great mountain") fills the "whole earth." (YOU) The higher mind in meditation.
It is at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ when Jesus destroys the last vestige of "world" (man) Gentile kingdoms, the kingdom is broken in pieces by being smitten on its feet. (The LOWER EGO).
Remember the feet were made if iron and clay, and they do not make a solid foundation. This is just mythology, describing the person, that operates his thoughts and mind on the lower egoic mind (the beast). And who did jesus say your enemies are?
"Your enemies are those of your own house" In other words inside of you, in your consciousness.
It is you and I
Born with our ANIMAL nature
40 weeks of gestation is the normal time for a fetus to mature and be born.
complete with his/her animal nature.
"I have given man the mind of an animal, until SEVEN times passes by for him"
What more do you need???
Talmud - Mas. Pesachim 54a - Seven things were created before the world was created.The seven ELohim or spirits, or angles of light.
The writing of Revelation is composed of fictitious names, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil (the EGO) death., and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom. It is something viewed as a prophetic revelation. It's all in the brain/mind.
Today the term Apocalypse is often used to mean "end of the world". The word world in bible terminology always means man.
The word revelation means an act of revealing or communicating divine truth , or something that is revealed by God to humans. In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John warns us of the day of Armageddon, and the arrival of the Antichrist, or the Man of Sin, who will come during the last days.
It's also believed that the Antichrist and his followers will call themselves Christians, but they will teach deceptive, rather than deliberate, false doctrine.
This also includes misdirection of faith to and endorsement of organizations or individuals promising the realizations of goals that only God's Kingdom can bring to realization, through under standing the myths and symbolic meanings of the scriptures.
Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many. These are the Christian ministers, priests, pastors etc....
every one can see that the sons of Israel would by no means have been told thus to steal, and to spoil the Egyptians, unless some arcana were thus to be represented; but what the arcana are may be seen from the signification of "silver," of "gold," and of "garments," and of "Egypt;"
Egypt is always the lower nature of man, and it may also be seen that much the same was there represented as is here represented by Abram, who was rich in silver and gold from Egypt, living off of his lower mind state, controlled by the three kings.
As "silver" signifies truth, so in the opposite sense it signifies falsity; for they who are in falsity think that falsity is truth; as is also evident in the Prophets. In Moses:--
Thou shalt not covet the silver and the gold of the nations, (the lower nature) (material things, animal natured thoughts) nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God; detesting thou shalt detest it (Deut. 7:25, 26)
"the gold of the nations" denotes evils, and their "silver" falsities. Again.`
Ye shall not make with Me gods of silver, and gods of gold shall ye not make unto you (Exod. 20:23); These are things that arise out of the lower natured mind, the false Ego mind.
by which in the internal sense nothing else is signified than falsities and cupidities; "gods of silver" are falsities; and "gods of gold" are cupidities. In Isaiah.
In that day shall they cast away every man his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin (Isaiah 31:7);
Notice it says which YOUR own hands have made. that's why this gold and silver is false, it is sin, because it is of the lower mind. The Ego thinks it is all this and all that. It is idols, because it is not god's (the universes true nature, it is man's false EGO.
"idols of silver and idols of gold," denote similar things as before; "your own hands have made them," means that they are from man‘s Own. In Jeremiah.
They are become brutish and foolish; a teaching of vanities is that stock; silver beaten out is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the founder; blue and crimson are their clothing, it is all the work of the wise (Jeremiah 10:8, 9)
Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz. "tarshish and Uphaz signify the the thought patters that arise out of the lower egoic mind"
They weigh silver (the Lunar Lower Self) in the balance (Libra). (Is. 46.6) A potsherd, (the physical body) is covered with silver dross. (Ecc. 26.23) It is reprobate silver. (Jer. 6.30) Everyone made an offering of silver. (Exod. 35.24)
Hiram, the widow's son (the power of the Higher Mind or Libra-Venus) is a worker in brass. (I Kings 7.14) Jeremiah speaks of "the pillars of brass and the cauldron."
(Jer. 52.18) Ezekiel advises us to "take thee balances and weigh. This is the reasoning or balancing power of the judicial Higher Mind, the integrative consciousness. (Ezek. 5.1) We must meditate to raise consciousness to this level where we can obtain intuitive guidance from the Higher Self.
The pillars of brass cast by Hiram (I Kings 7.15) are the Taurus-Scorpio and Aries-Libra axes of Venus-Mars, related to the spinal column.
The servant of Abraham took ten camels and departed. (Gen. 24.10) (This is the descent of the Soul through the ten planes from Aries to Capricorn. ) The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham. (Gen. 24.9)
The servant (consciousness) has descended from the head (Aries-Ram) to the base of the spine (Scorpio - thigh). The servant (Mind) met Rebekah (Soul) at the well (muladhara chakram). (Gen. 24.43)
He gave her silver (the Lunar Personality) and gold (the Higher Self) to effect the alchemical marriage. (Gen.24.53) Then Rebekah married Isaac, the Monad. (Gen. 24.67) The death of the mother at age 40 (Gen. 24.67) is the killing out of the Lower Quaternary (4) of the Personality.
denoting the like things, as is very evident.
AC 1552. And in gold. That this signifies goods from truths, is evident from the signification of "gold," as being celestial good, or the good of wisdom and of love as is evident from the things just shown, and also from those shown before . That the goods here are from truths, follows from what was said in the foregoing chapter, that the Lord conjoined intellectual truths with celestial things.
"Iron is taken from the earth,(man) And copper is smelted from ore." Job 28:2
"And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze" Exod 25:3
"His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters" Rev 1:15
"many waters is making reference to the watery regions below the diaphragm, where the beast resides."
This metal is neither precious nor pure being primarily an alloy of different metals, copper and tin, but may be made with other metals such as zinc, aluminium or nickel. However good quality bronze was highly prized for its strength and durability.
Bronze is also resistant to corrosion and is easy to cast into shape. The two great pillars of cast by Solomon for the Temple were made of bronze (1Kings 7:14-22) Signifying a spiritual strength, but not yet GOLD.
Ye have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into you temples My goodly desirable things (Joel 3:5).
Ho, every one that thirsteth, go ye to the waters and he that hath no silver; go ye, buy and eat (Isaiah 55:1);
He shall sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi (Malachi 3:3);
The discourses of Jehovah are pure discourses, silver smelted in a crucible of earth, smelted seven times (Ps. 12:6); SEVEN chakras, the furnace is in the fornix of the brain.
Every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that is a guest in her house, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and garment and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters, and shall spoil the Egyptians (Exod. 3:22; 11:2, 3; 12:35, 36);
"So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived." Numbers 21:9 Why was God's instruction for a BRONZE serpent???
Bronze is an alloy, and is not pure in itself.
It is made from the combination of different metals.
Bronze is made from copper and tin, and resists corrosion.
It is referring of the corrosion of the human mind, all who look upon it, will not corrode. (die), but shall live.
The ARK was gold, the right hemisphere of the brain where god resides, is always depicted as GOLD, amethyst crystal etc.
Mans mind is always filled with Brass, Tin, bronze, Iron and copper
Any time you are reading a Bible story and see the word tin, copper, brass etc. it is referencing the condition of the human mind, apart from Christ or cosmic consciousness.
The following verse should drive home the point once and for all. read it carefully, and you will see that the use of metals in the verse are not LITERAL
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
The house of Is Ra El is of course those who enter into meditation for a time, and then give up, and look back. These are the ones that are dross of silver, tin, lead, brass and iron to god.
Here is one more verse that should drive home the fact that the bible when it refers to iron is talking about the hardheaded stubborn brutish individual.
It's in you MIND!!! The chariots of Iron
Jdg 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out [the inhabitants of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
THESE ARE THE VERY STUBBORN BRUTISH TYPES OF PEOPLE, AND THE ALMIGHTY POWERFUL GOD, COULD NOT REMOVE THE IRON FROM THEIR VALLEYS. THAT'S BECAUSE NOBODY CAN, EXCEPT YOU.
The valleys are referring to the peaks and valleys of the brain and consciousness, mountains are always the higher attainment, so the opposite (valleys) denotes) impure character, stubborn hard headed etc, the lower mind.
God cannot change the hardheaded person, and remove the (iron) brutish nature from a any person.
SEE the following verses, and again you will understand that the bible is using metals to describe mans mental state.
read them carefully, so you can grasp the idea.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass [is] molten [out of] the stone.
You can't make brass out of stone. So obviously it means something else.
Iron is the hardheaded person, the earth is always the physical body, and the brass shows the strength of this particular character, it's the lower mind, and it is very strong.
The stone is the pineal gland, they will meld together once the energy flows over the lamb or pineal.
Job 40:18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.
Bones are referring the strength of a persons character, here the bones represent the physical, and you can see the verse is not talking about LITERAL brass and iron.
Job 41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood.
Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Psa 105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
Psa 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, [being] bound in affliction and iron;
Here one is in meditation, and the mind is inflicted with iron, how plain can it be?
Psa 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
Here, one has overcome his lower brutish stubborn nature, through meditation, and has broken this brass and iron within them.
Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Pro 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Ecc 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom [is] profitable to direct.
Thou didst take the vessels (the mind) of thine adorning of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of a male (Ezekiel 16:17).
Here "gold" denotes the knowledges of celestial things; "silver," those of spiritual things. It's the same.
That should do it, you should KNOW by now, not believe that the bible is referring to mans state of mind, when it uses any metals in the body of the work
Metals were among the many good things which god created. He declares, "the silver is mine, and the gold is mine" because of man's corrupt nature. And god wants it.
The vessels of gold and of silver denote the knowledges of good and truth, the higher consciousness, the renewed mind etc....
A symbol of the physical body, with all of it's desires. the bottomless pit.
The lower quality thoughts that arise out of the lower ego mind.
"the third human being from the East is superintendent of wood" Chinese Mythology
" the ark was made of wood, and lined with gold"
The consciousness of the higher residing in the physical body, wood.
The elements of metal and wood simply signify mental states.
Wherever wood is mentioned in the bible, it is the person, the physical that is being symbolized.
A symbol of the field of consciousness of the lower mind, as Moses wandering in the wilderness of the desert.
"Then Jesus led up the spirits into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when fasted 40 days ans nights, he afterword hungered" Mat 4:1
The Christ mind emerged from the latent condition within.
The wilderness also signifies the Church, where there is no longer any truth.
This signifies abstention from sense impression from the five senses, and abstinence from the external world or matrix.
Not a LITERAL fast, read the following carefully.
"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18.
This refers to a spiritual fasting not literal...
Anointing the head signifies, concentrating on the pineal gland during meditation, and the kundalini rising to the brain.
Sea of reeds
The swampy lower nature in us all, we (Moses), the intellect must open up this sea, so that we depart Egypt (the lower mind), represented by the first 3 chakras in the solar plexus. That's the machine plant of the body, ans devoid of any spirituality, this is where the dragon and the whore reside.
You and I raised from our dead materail animal personalities.
After four days he was raised, this is the overcoming of the three lower qualities after the intervention of the spiritual, making it the 4th. See, meshac, shedrach and abednego.
A symbol of the human body or human being, a replica in small of the divine being, in whose image man is made, as God is a tree of life, so are you.
The Tree as a Symbol of the Spine
The tree is the Aries-Libra axis of the spine.
To sit under the tree means to meditate.
To descend the tree is to fall into manifestation.
To ascend the tree is to raise kundalini up the spine.
The tree of Aries is the cross (stauros or stake) of the Sun Initiate. This tree stands beside the pool of Pisces.
The tree of knowledge: to eat (gather experience by descending through the planes) is to die (as a spiritual being and to live in a physical body). This death is our crucifixion. [See also 1. The Egyptian (and) 2. The Tibetan Book of the Dead - Wallace Budge translates 1. Both are about coming into life. ed.]
The rod (Aries - spine) gives wisdom (Pisces). (Ecc. 29.15)
Joshua wrote the law in a book (scroll or spine) and set it (wheel or RTA - law) under an oak (spine) that was the sanctuary (muladhara chakram) of the Lord. (Josh. 24.26)
They are upright as the palm tree. (Jer. 10.5)
Call every man under the vine and the fig tree. (Zech. 3.10)
They shall sit every man under his vine. (Micah 4.4)
I am the true vine. (John 15.1)
Thy mother (Venus) is like a vine. (Ezek. 19.10)
Kindle fire (kundalini) on a green olive tree (spine). (Jer. 11.6)
Make thy nest in the cedar. (Jer. 22.23)
He is a tree (Aries) planted by the waters (Pisces). (Jer. 17.8)
Fire (kundalini) is gone out of a rod (spine) of her (Venus) branches (the Monads). (Ezek. 19.14)
The Oil and the Lamp Spinal fluid as it rises through the spinal canal, to thr brain.
The rock poured me out rivers of oil. (Job 29.6)
(The flow of kundalini from the base of the spine. )
His strength is in his loins (muladhara chakram) and his force is in the navel of his belly. (Ps. 40.16)
He that believeth on me out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (kundalini). (John 7.38)
The worm (serpent of kundalini) shall eat them like wool (the spine as the Aries-Ram-Libra axis). (Is. 51.8)
Bring pure oil for their lamps to cause the lamps to burn continuously. (Lev. 24.2) This is spiritual energy (dew or oil) which regenerates man. It is the everburning lamp of the Rosicrucian tomb. It is the energy of the Divine Spirit or Higher Self in each of us.
When our fathers were about to be led into Persia the priests took the altar fire (kundalini) and hid it in a well that was without water (the Lower Self).
Nehemiah (the Higher Self), having received, a charge from the King of Persia (mind's ruler of the Lower Self), found thick water which was sprinkled on the altar offerings (the wisdom of the Lower Self).
When the Sun (Higher Self) shone out there was kindled a great blaze (kundalini). Nehemiah called this water Nephthar (cleansing) or Nephthai (naphtha). (II Macc. 1)
Jeremiah found a chamber (muladhara chakram) in the rock (physical body). He said, Yea this place shall be unknown until God gather the people again together, then shall the Lord disclose these things. As Moses prayed unto the Lord and fire (kundalini) came down out of heaven; even so prayed Solomon also, and fire came down and consumed the sacrifice (of the animal desires of the Lower Self). (II Mace. 1)
As master builder of a new house (the Brain as a home of the soul) we must care for the whole structure and seek things (spiritual wisdom) fit for the adorning thereof. (II Mace. 1)
A symbol of the lower mind, as the image of the beast had feet of clay, the feet which is the lowest part of the body is symbolized by clay.
The human being, anytime you see the word earth used in the Bible, it is NOT referring to the earth we live on, but the earthy or worldly man or woman.
A symbol of the lower nature of the soul, lower mental physical thoughts and ideas, which constitute the arena of life for self only, or the ego.
The sky is the a symbol of the higher consciousness or god consciousness.
:14 The sky was removed like a scroll when it is rolled up. Every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
"it rolls up like a scroll, this is a symbol of the old consciousness, making way to the new consciousness, as the old is symbolically rolled up".
The sky rolling up as a scroll, PLEASE!!
Never take this stuff literally as Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe and John Hagee, they believe that the sky will literally roll up, due to some nuclear explosion.
Such is the lower mind thinking of religious types, if they only understood, that all these things are but symbols of things that go on in the mind, during the kundalini experience. It's all mystical and symbolic as you have seen thus far.
There is no way in god's world that any of this could ever be taken for any literal event upon the real earth, it's ludicrous and a blunder to the ancient scripts of mythology to even consider.
Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And one who lives from the Living One will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"
The sky will be here tomorrow and a trillion more tomorrows, just as you see it now. It might one day appear to disappear if our sun (Jesus) burns out, but we wouldn't live to see it anyway.
Symbols, symbols, symbols, that's what it all is. "Don't be a minister of the letter (literal)" We shall not do it then!
The higher conscious state, all mountains in the bible are symbols of this god consciousness.
The mountains falling is the higher consciousness, coming to smash the ego.
Again we see the duality of the SYMBOL.
a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea.
Desire moderated by fear and chaos of the mind, are cast down as a burning mountain
Mountains in this case are hurdles, obstacle in you path toward the higher attainment, these lower mind thoughts must be cast into the sea.
The sea has a dual meaning, in this case the sea is the turbulent emotions, so it is a symbol of the uncalm state of being, the lower triad, the physical, the intellectual and the emotional become blood, in other words, the life force or Jesus has consumed them in the sea of the emotions, which is the lower mind being transformed to a higher state.
In this case the great burning mountain, is the mind under the influence of the lower ego mind, it has fire, it has emotions, it is a killer, and must be cast aside or thrown away.
The blood or life force mixes with these lower passions and begins the transformation process of the mind.
There all symbols, nothing more.
It all sounds scary when you don't understand this fact!
Prostitutes and Whores
17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters,
The prostitute is the lower nature, the lower Ego mind.
The term "judgment" here refers to the end of a process of deliberation - an end to the developing of a series of ideas. The concept of "judgment," therefore, means an end to interpretation, an end to the assimilation of ideas, it means the experience of true "understanding" of true knowledge of our world and our role within it, and the knowledge of the higher spiritual ideals.
To know is to end judgement, which are preconceived notions.
Salt of the earth. "ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is henceforth good for nothing, but be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men" matt 5:13.
Salt is a preservative of food, and hence a symbol of in-corruption. the coarse salt of The bible times contained a large proportion of mineral impurities, if exposed to the weather, the solutes would leach out, leaving a tasteless residue (lose it's savour).
To call someone the salt of the earth implies that he/she is entirely spiritual, unless that spirit leach out, then it will have to be cast out, because what ever comes from it is from the lower mind, and not the higher.
Are symbols of the physical or desire mind
The story of the stilling of the tempest by Christ is a beautiful illustration of this allegorical method of writing. The disciples set sail on the Sea of Galilee. They navigated the ship while the Master who accompanied them slept.
All was well until a great storm arose. Then the disciples awoke the sleeping Passenger, and He in His might confronted the storm and stilled it by uttering three words, "Peace, be still."
Many of the symbols to which I have drawn your attention are used in that story. The scene is on water, meaning that it concerns the emotions of man. The ship is the containing and conveying vessel, the body which carries the Soul over the waters of life. The disciples personify human attributes of the Soul, such as the impulsiveness of Peter and his inherent sainthood, the simplicity of the fishermen James and John, the busyness of Matthew at the receipt of custom, the faithful love of John, the only disciple who was present both in the courtroom and at the foot of the cross.
All are within man, as also is Judas, who on occasion, tempts us to betray the divine within us. But also within each and every one of us is the Christ Nature, the God within us, our "hope of glory" as St. Paul said.
At the beginning of life (the voyage) that inherent divinity is unconscious (sleeps) until the storms of life, the gusts of desire, anger, hate, malice, greed, jealousy, threaten the safety of the soul. Then what is to be done? Do as the disciples did.
Turn inward to the deeper part of your nature in search of the divine, the Christ–Nature, reach up to it, touch and awaken it, and thus exalted and inspired, confront fearlessly the storms of the lower nature and, with certainty of obedience, say to them "Peace, be still."
The value of the storms of life is also indicated in this story for, had it not been for the storm, the Christ might not have been awakened. So also the storms of life, difficult, painful and often tragic as they are, have their place in our lives and evolutionary progress.
If we can learn to deal with them intelligently, rise intuitively above the emotional storms, and exalt ourselves into realization of our spiritual Selves, the awakened divinity within us, we shall find the most difficult of emotional problems relatively easy of solution.
This narrative also suggests the full evolutionary journey of the innermost Self of man with its peaceful sleep at the beginning (the unawakened condition of the human Monad, the divine spark). At the commencement of man's evolutionary pilgrimage, all powers are latent; but human life with its experiences – stormy and otherwise – fructifies, awakens the germinal divine powers; and these, consciously wielded, give peace at the end. This latter is not the peace of innocence and ignorance but the peace of power, fully awakened and consciously employed.
The story of the woman healed is also susceptible of similar interpretations. She had been sick for twelve years, had seen many physicians without being healed by any. Then she heard of the great Teacher and Healer who was in her land.
In spite of her weakness she arose, sought Him and came into His presence. But there was a "press" of people, a throng in the way. Despite this barrier she stretched forth her hand and touched – not Him, but the hem of His garment. And straightway she was made whole.
Is a symbol of truth or eternal reality and source of all manifestation. Water suggests unity, absence of parts, comprehensiveness, purity, motion; also disappearance in evaporation below, and outpouring from above in rain to fertilize the earth (you).
Water is also the second stage in mediation.
"Now that truth (of Ahni's mouth) is the same as the waters, for the waters are the truth. Hence they say, whereby the waters flow, that is a form of the truth.
The person devoid of spiritualness, barren, in the desert, or wilderness, the earth (the physical body) is dry, until the higher aspect sends it rain (electromagnetism) from above.
A symbol of the higher conscious state or god, as Jonah is swallowed up by the great fish (spirit), so must you be.
Fish without scales, are bottom feeders, they are a symbol of the Lower mind.
"Thou shalt not eat fish without scales" operate from the lower mind thinking.
Great are the symbols of being
Simply man's/ woman's lower animal ego mind.
To eat only animals with a cloven foot, because these animals eat grass, which is transformed into milk (spiritual food), this is the meaning of "holy cow"
Animals with a split hoof wallow in the mud and eat anything, they are just symbols of the lower mind, you are NOT to consume (eat) the things of the lower left brain thinking.
Fowls such as doves, represent the spirit, these are good to eat.
But fowels that are scavengers, are again, symbols of consuming the things of the lower mind, these things, you are not to consume.
When you read all the things you are to to eat and not to eat in the book of Leviticus, keep this mind, and see if you can figure out what is being said.
North South East West
We have a situation today where most of the world and much of the Church is heading straight into the antichrist delusion. That is a bold statement, as well as a BALD statement, and it will need much fleshing out before you can see it as true.
But starting from that premise, my task as a watchman is not only to alert you to what everything is, but also to give you the tools for understanding ancient mythology, so that you can avoid falling into the trappings of religious thinking.
The task of any watchman is to alert; but unless you can grasp the fact sufficiently to arm yourself with knowledge, you will not benefit. God wants you to get this stuff. That is why a watchmen is always posted, to sound the trumpet of alarm, and also to offer you the tools for understanding the ancient language.
THE WISE MEN COME FROM THE EAST:
When the inner Sun energy of the human solar plexus is born out of the lower flesh. It rises to the Pineal Gland of the brain which throws open the right hemisphere.
Whenever you look North, East is always on the right side.
As this energy from meditation takes place, we begin to experience wisdom from the right side. The wise men come from the East.
This is also consistent with the star being in the East. The sign, the light, is in the right hemisphere of the brain.
As the scripture says in Ezekiel 43:2 " And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the East." From the right side comes the wisdom, the wise men.
From Bill Donahue of Hidden meanings
WHICH TRIBE DO YOU BELONG TO ?
In the Bible, in the Book of Numbers, it says that the tribes of Israel assembled in the desert in a very unique configuration.
Let us look at the scripture and see something very special. In Numbers, Chapter 2 and Verse 2, it says that the tribes were to assemble, "by the ensign of their fathers house, They carried a flag, and on the flag was the zodiacal sign, of the leader of that tribe.
The book of Genesis is quite specific as to signs. It says in Genesis 1, that the stars were for seasons, and for signs.
So here we have the tribes of Israel, taking their position at the four compass points, under the sign of their fathers house.
The second part of this wonderful truth, is that the fathers were assigned their houses by Jacob, who in Genesis 49, gave each of them attributes that matched them to a Zodiacal sign.
So as to conserve space here, I will simply outline for you the position of the tribe, and it's zodiacal sign. In this way, you will know what tribe you belong to. But please understand. This positioning concerns the workings of the human mind, and has nothing to do with armies lining up in desert formation.
POSITIONED IN THE NORTH-THE EMOTIONS The tribe of Dan-Scorpio
The tribe of Naphtali, -Capricorn The tribe of Asher,- Aries
POSITIONED IN THE SOUTH-THE PHYSICAL The tribe of Reuben-Libra
The tribe of Simeon-Gemini The tribe of Gad-Sagittarius
POSITIONED IN THE WEST-THE INTELLECT The tribe of Ephraim,-Aquarius
The tribe of Manasseh,- Cancer The tribe of Benjamin-Virgo
POSITIONED IN THE EAST-SPIRIT The tribe of Judah-Leo
The tribe of Issachar-Taurus The tribe of Zebulun-Pisces
POSITIONED IN THE CENTER-THE TABERNACLE-DIVINE MIND The tribe of Levi-Gemini
Notice that there are 13 tribes. Simeon and Levi are twins. Gemini.
As we develop this material, it is most interesting when you begin to understand, why the tribes were positioned at a particular compass point, and how we may learn of our origins, and future, by understanding our tribe.
You see, the Bible places everyone in the universe in a particular tribe, for a particular reason.
Right hemisphere of your brain, spiritual side
The left hemisphere of your brain, lower mind.
Poor Eve has been reduced to the lower emotional mind, that's the nature of ancient symbolism.
Thoughts that arise out of the higher mind.
Thoughts that arise out of the lower left thinking.
Cain and Abel
Borrowed from the desk of Bill Donahue
GENESIS-EVOLUTION CAIN AND ABEL
The allegory of human consciousness and the evolution of consciousness continues in Genesis in the story of Cain and Abel. To understand the allegory we have to understand the meaning of the names.
Cain means "tiller of the soil". We are Cain when we did up from our earth (mind).
I am sure that many times you have asked someone "where did you dig that up".
Our ideas which originate from the left side are Cain.
Abel means " keeper of the sheep". Sheep are divine thoughts.
In the Christmas story the shepherds are the first ones to see the Christ.
They were keeping watch over their sheep.
This means that those who watch over divine thought through meditation are the first to experience Christ consciousness.
So Cain is the left hemisphere of the brain, and Abel is the right.
Genesis 4 verses 3&4, Cain brings the fruit of the ground as an offering to the Lord. In other words that which grew out of his mind. His own ideas.
Abel brought the firstlings of his flock. The flock is sheep, divine thoughts. The energy of the right side.
The importance of the allegory surrounds the word "firstlings".
Let us look at 1 Corinthians 15:45, "the first was made a living soul, the last a quickening spirit.
In 1 Corinthians i5:46, this is made a bit clearer. "That was not first which is spiritual, but which is natural".
So Abel sacrifices the natural part. That is exactly what you and I do in meditation.
One of the things that first strikes me and gives me pause to consider this as literal is the fact that we have a primeval place occupied by two English people, Adam and Eve.
The second thing that is hard for me to consider is that the entire world is presently scourged by cancer, rape, wars, violence of all sorts, and it is all because these two people ate a piece of fruit that was given to them by a talking snake.
What is the Firmament?
Definition of firmament, esoteric definition, not LITERAL.
And God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters from the waters... And God called the firmament heaven.
The firmament that is divided is watery regions below the diaphragm, from the watery regions above, the brain, the firmament above. The firmament above which is the higher state of consciousness is heaven.
The realizations which come to us through reflection upon this symbolism give us an insight of the most vivid character into the significance of the great doctrine and fact of the incarnation. If the spiritual man is composed of fire (spirit, LIGHT) and air (mind), and the natural man of water (emotion) and earth (sensation), the incarnation of the higher in the body of the lower carries every suggestion of the phenomenon of the introduction of fire into water.
And precisely under these terms the arcane scientists conceived it for purposes of graphic representation. It vividly portrays the entire moral-spiritual conflict in the life of man as an analogue of the struggle between fire and water.
Gross sensuality will as effectually douse the pure fire of spirituality as water will quench fire. From the other side the superior chemical power of fire can dry out and evaporate the dank, moldy "moist nature" of the carnal impulses.
It is this latter symbolism that is the interior sense of all the allegories of God drying up the rivers to effectuate the passage of his children across their period of immersion in bodies that are three-fourths water. The power of the sunlight of mind and spirit to purify and cleanse the foul corruption of the flesh is the ground-base of the theological hypostatization of "purgatory."
Symbol of the higher mental plane, as the firm foundation of creation, and as a central plane of consciousness dividing the inner planes of reality from the lower planes of illusion.
The higher mind from the lower mind
Upper Egypt from lower Egypt.
The firmament above the diaphragm, and the firmament below the diaphragm.
"And god made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so, And god called the firmament heaven" gen 1,7,8
Heaven is the higher chakras above the diaphragm, and hell is the chakras below the diaphragm. The Waters above is the brain and all of the cerebro spinal fluids thereof.
watery regions below
This is symbolism describing the watery regions below the diaphragm.
Under the heaven in other words below the brain, the firmament below, the machine plant of the body (the physical), always described as the earth.
The dry land is symbolism describing the condition of the mind apart from the higher consciousness, this state is always dry or a wilderness. This dry state is earth, the physical. grass, herbs, seeds, and trees yielding fruit after it's kind is deep symbolism describing the state of the mind.
seeds are a symbol of the germs of the higher emotions arising from the higher state of consciousness.
"Understanding is the spiritual firmament whereby human conception distinguishes between truth and error, understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and the unreal"
"The Samhita (two worlds joined together), The former half is the earth, the latter half the heaven, their union, the air. Upanishad.
The region below is the lower nature (hell), the region above is the higher nature (heaven).
" He deliberated, I will create worlds, the ocean, the realms of light, death, the waters. that is the ocean beyond the heaven, the heaven is it's floor.
The atmosphere is the realms of light. Death is the earth. the waters are whatever is beneath it. the upanishad.
The Waters are the two ends of the universe, above and below, and between them the clear atmosphere. Upanishad.
"Over the heads and the outstretched wings of the cherubim is a rigid pavement or firmament, like crystal"
The text says the firmament "was as the color of the terrible crystal"
In other words the color was of purity and truth difficult to attain.
Failure to attain is terrible and dreadful, for it means the soul is precipitated again to incarnation (hell).
By the firmament over the heads of the cherubim is meant heaven.
"The master soared upward to the lower firmament. And all the powers of the firmament were in great confusion because of the light, and seeing the mystery of their names and powers inscribed in it. Sophia.
The master jesus soaring upward typifies the ascent of the christ soul in the mind. the lower firmament signifies the lower mind wherein confusion and disturbance arise through the struggle between the analytical faculties which differentiate, define, and cramp (names), and intuition and inspiration (light), which presents the truth from within the soul to the mind.
That is what is meant by the firmament.
It is the interiorizing of our body and the exteriorizing of our soul." It is the unification of our physical body with our spiritual body that we desire now. Specifically, a human being living in perfect harmony with the elements of Nature, earth, water, air, fire, is a light being, the renewed mind.
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; - Psalm 107:23 That's the lower mind, in the abyss, below the diaphragm.
"One must not fear the Wrathful Deities, but must realize the gifts they have to offer and realize that they come from you. They are part of your consciousness. When one embraces the Wrathful Deities one becomes enlightened.
Do not flee these deities they are coming from your own mind
Larry L, and other Christ cult followers are actually stuck in the firmament below (the lower mind thinking, hell), below the diaphragm, this is the place of popular religion.
The mystic is soaring in the firmament above, where Jesus awaits in the "air", this is heaven, a state of mind not bound by dogmatic religious thinking.
You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe. It is based upon emotionalism. [Carl Sagan]
That's the central problem, a person feels the need to believe, and that is opposed to "knowing"
A religious person sets aside all reason, if some preacher somewhere at sometime told them to pray to peter pan, they would pray to peter pan.
The Bible actually dares us to believe it! Walls that fall down, iron that floats, donkeys that talk, and people who live to be nearly a thousand years old are all part of God's "Word of Truth".
It certainly is a strange and unbelievable kind of truth, isn't it? "A man-swallowing whale", you say? Really? You expect me to swallow that? [sarcastic/satire]
Although the Biblical myth of cosmogenesis is still taken seriously by fundamentalists, no scientifically mature person believes it as literal fact.
This literal interpretation of Biblical sayings is contrary to their original poetic inspirational intent.
The Gnostic interpretation of the genesis myth is that it is a spiritual allegory rather than a history with a moral, a term Elaine Pagels calls allegorical exegis.
(a) Myth:The Biblical sabbatical creation myth of Genesis 1, despite being a recent entry into the Old Testament from the Priestly author of the 6th century BC, evokes with power and poetic beauty the creation as an evolutionary biocosmology in which first the heavenly bodies, then the earth's geography, The human mind, in the field of consciousness.
It is deep symbolism describing the enlightenment experience, and requires exoteric understanding, other wise it is a foolish childrens story.
It is absurd at every turn taken literally! imagine some God using the etymology of days to describe the creation, even if it were years, days and years were created by humns to measure time, using the rotation of the earth and it's cycle around the sun (jesus).
The Bible actually dares us to believe it! Walls that fall down, iron that floats, donkeys that talk, and people who live to be nearly a thousand years old are all part of God's "Word of Truth". It certainly is a strange and unbelievable kind of truth, isn't it? "A man-swallowing whale", you say? Really? You expect me to swallow that? [sarcastic/satire]
The entire Bible, every story, from end to end is inside your head, it is an account of mans evolutionary progress out of the gross material matter of the animal quality of his soul, to the higher spiritual mind, from above ( the universe).
Proverbs 15:24 A word to the wise above (using your head, the higher conscious mind) you can depart from Hell beneath, (being ruled by your lower nature).
“If eleven hundred years are justly called the Dark Ages how can mankind be said to have been enlightened by the Gospel?”
The creation of the human mind, as the divine fallen angel/angle plunged into that physical body, the tomb, the flesh pots of Egypt.
It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer .
The drying up of the Red Sea and again of the Jordan River for the facilitation of the Israelite crossing is the amplification, is the mythicization, of the power of mind and soul (heated air) to extinguish the elements of sensuality and emotion, as impediments to the soul’s progress across the sea of life.
So the story about Zeus is that consciousness survives Time.
Zeus is the son of Kronos. Stop me if you've heard this one. Kronos is like Saturn or death. And after Father Time is told that one of his children will succeed in killing him and taking his throne. He starts eaten the little bastards.
He is taking them out pretty thoroughly until Zeus comes along. Long story short Zeus survives Time. He's the only thing that does and this associates him with mind. The personality. He is the ego.
So the story about Zeus is that consciousness survives Time.
Now if you categorizes myths then you can put Zeus in with YHVH. That's why the running joke is that you move away from someone who just said something that could be considered damn right blasphemis.
Because the big guy in the sky is about to chuck a lightning bolt. Unbeknownst to the majority of us we were given a big dose of thunderbolts this year. What about Hulk where the main villain is Thunderbolt Ross.
A type of Zeus, a pattern to follow, sometime called "the pattern life"
There was NO literal Jesus, no literal Zeus, but once understood, it is realized that these are spiritual patterns that one follow, if he or she is to realize their own godhood, while still residing in these flesh pots of Egypt.
Flesh pots of Egypt
The lower mind quality thoughts, that arise out of the physical emotional senses.
The lower mind
The name Delilah, which is now considered to be Biblical Hebrew for charming can also be considered to be composed as D-lilah. D on its own is Dalet, which means door, whereas lilah means night, thus D-lilah is Door of the night.
The higher mind, that reverted back to it's lower constitution, like lots wife looking back and turning into a pillar of salt.
Seduced by his own lower nature, when his seven locks of hair (seven chakras) were cut off from the spiritual power.
The lower nature, thoughts that flow out of negative lower mind thinking.
Crown of thorns
A symbol of the physical life and all of it's hardships.
A symbol of will as determined by the higher mind
Right hemisphere of the brain, spiritual side, the will of god. "Jesus will come from the "East"and sit at the RIGHT hand of the father, the higher conscious state.
The left hand path, or operating the mind from the lower thoughts (the physical).
Fear of the Lord
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
now fear does not mean fear as you have been traditionally taught, the bible uses allegorical language to express deep spiritual truths.
So lets look at this word FEAR and see if we can make sense of it in light of the bible.
"ye shall FEAR the lord with all your heart"
lack of intellectual will. it is a negative state, that is, absence of the positive state-courage.
Fear is possible only to that which has no real existence, namely, the lower nature. it stifles effort and paralyses initiative.
If this is true and it is, then why does the bible say FEAR the lord?
Fear of the lord
"The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom"
"A symbol of the perception of the higher nature within, and it's attractiveness upwards."
Did you see that, do you understand that?
lets examine it a little closer.
It means that we have a higher nature within us, and that to have that perception and understanding is the beginning of FEAR, moreover that this lower mind quality has the potential for the upward Ascension through the spinal column to the brain.
You see it doesn't mean fear in the traditional sense, it is to fear the power of the higher nature, because it will kill out the ego, it will overturn the money changers in the temple, and drive out all that buy and sell pigeons.
In other words this power will transform your mind, and your EGO will fear and turn away from this, because it wants to remain in control of your thoughts and actions.
So then the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the lord (the higher conscious state), that will change your mind. watch out EGO (satan), because the hammer is coming down, so to speak.
But remember it is only the EGO that fears such change and power, this is what the whole of the story of the Armageddon war in the book of revelations is all about, it's about killing out the EGO nature (fearing the lord), and rising to a higher conscious state.
Watch out EGO! For the lord is coming.
Here is one good reason to fear the lord
Duet: The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
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.
Now that's good reason to fear the lord, says the EGO.
Since you are the fallen angel/angle of light lucifer, the divine EGO, ye shall fear your own death. it is YOU, you are the EGO, this is the so called soul, it has lost it's bearings and has no since of it's heavenly/cosmic origins, and roams the earth, boasting, proclaiming, look at me, look at what I did. I am the cats meow.
A symbol of the higher spiritual nature as Jesus riding a white horse, in the book of revelations.
Kalkin (a man on a white horse) this incarnation is yet to come and will mark the end of all evil in the world. The last incarnation which has not appeared on earth. At the end of the present age humanity will be obscured in darkness and moral values will disappear.
Vishnu will return in the form of Kalki who will restore dharma and will begin a new era of purity and peace. This incarnation is usually depicted as Vishnu riding a white horse carrying his usual sacred objects with a sword instead of a club. kalki can be depicted as a God with the head of a horse and four arms .
Jesus returns on a white horse in revelations with a sharp sword sticking out of his mouth.
Same story different wrapper.
What televangelist can't get enough of.
Of course thay use the scriptures in their destructive literal form, and extract millions of dollars to poor unsuspectiong dupes every day.
MONEY in the BIBLE, what does it really mean?
"Don't be a minister of the LETTER (Literal), because the LETTER kills"
All are SYMBOLS, parables etc....NOT LITERAL!!!
Money like all biblical words are symbols, it is never talking about REAL money, because it is all mythology talking about spiritual things.
But ruthless ungodly TV ministers and evangelists, use all of the money verses in the bible to get you to send them your REAL hard earned dollars.
No! No! No!
the spiritual definition of money.
A symbol of the lower equivalent for a higher acquisition. Such as desires for objects of sense and affection, given up, or exchanged for higher virtues and spiritual powers. In other words an exchange of ideas and mental constructs of the lower mind to the higher mind.
But they that desire to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money (sense desires), is a root of all kinds of evil; which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows" Tim 6:9
Those who seek to fill their minds with desires and thoughts of the objects of sense (riches), will be the prey of carking cares, which destroy the higher mental qualities. For the love of the lower things (money), is productive of all kinds of evils and sufferings.
"We are god's money, we have wandered away as coin from the treasury. The impression that was stamped upon us has been rubbed out by our wandering minds, seeking things of the lower mind."
God asks for money
"He has come to refashion, for he it was that fashioned us at first, and he is himself asking for his MONEY, as Caesar for his."
Therefore he says, render unto Caesar’s (the physical), the things that are Caesar’s. and unto God (the spiritual) the things that are God's.
To Caesar his money, to god yourselves.
Gospel of John.
"And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the WORD of the lord, as the lord commanded Moses"
So the ethical nature rendered up the love of the lower things regarded as right out of obedience to esteemed authority, so that love might be transmuted and the spiritual mind and it's concepts might use it in the soul's development, according to the divine law of moral and spiritual progress.
So you see, money is a symbol of those things that arise out of the sense desires (the flesh) as opposed to things spiritual.
If things in this life, cars motorcycles, guitars etc.. anything that totally occupies your mind is considered money in the spiritual sense. These things in and of themselves are not evil, desires are not evil, but when they become your waking and sleeping consciousness, these things are evil.
Anything that keeps you from entering into meditation, is money in the biblical sense.
Prosperity preachers, which today is all of them, preach that money is desirable, and richness is desirable, and they quote numerous bible verses to bolster their argument, but realize that these things are spiritual, and never literal.
They tell you that if you send them a love gift, that you are sewing seeds in god's kingdom, and that God will reward you ten and 1000 fold if you give them money.
And you actually bought into it, you actually called the hotline and gave them money, believing that some God in Heaven saw you do this, and that you will be rewarded with more abundance (money).
You have failed to realize that there is no God in heaven, on the earth, beneath the earth, north, south, east or west, that cares about money or what you or anyone else does with it.
"God is not subject to the carnal nature, neither can he be"
Do you fully understand this verse? Do you know what it means?
Your carnal nature is the physical, the physical world, with all of it's rules, traditions, money, in short all of the stuff of this physical world. God is not SUBJECT to it.
God is only concerned with you from the NECK up, period.
"Give to Caesar (the physical) what is Caesar's, and give to god (spiritual), what is god's"
That's it, and that should settle it!!!!
Riches and money in the biblical sense have a dual meaning though.
(Mark 10:25 KJV) It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
This is making reference to living life at the purely physical level, the desire level, feeding the desires of the ego mind.
But yet in other verses, it admonishes you to become rich, but this richness is referring to the richness of the spirit.
In other verses riches means the attachment to the lower mind. These riches will be your downfall.
I know this issue seems to be a hot topic for debate among Christians, so I am going to try to just present what I have found in the Word. Let me also say that the verses below are not be talking about financial prosperity, riches, literal poor etc..
Lets look at some of the verses that prosperity preachers use to bilk millions of dollars from the unsuspecting public.
Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV) But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
The wealth here, is the wealth of godly things, the wealth of things spiritual.
"Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;" Proverbs 3:9
You wealth and crops are the spiritual things that grow out of the higher mind.
"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth." Proverbs 10:4
Hand is a symbol of the directive principle of activity either outgoing (right), or incoming (left). The positive and negative aspects of Divine action in the soul and the mind.
If the soul and mind are RIGHT, the this is wealth.
"Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death." Proverbs 11:4
Death is the death of the lower ego mind, there is no wealth in her, her wrath is coming.
"Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow." Proverbs 13:11
Money is the spirit, he who gathers (dwells) on things spiritual, little by little, the spirit grows fuller.
Dishonest money, means dwelling on the sense desires of the flesh.
"Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life." Proverbs 22:4
Why? Because those that fear the lord will enter into meditation, and try and overcome the lower mind.
"The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." Proverbs 22:7
The rich are the rich in spiritual things, god's word.
This mind rules over the poor, the lower mind, the lower mind is the borrower, and it is a servant of the higher spiritual authority.
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Matthew 6:24
This means that you can't serve the lower ego, the sense desires of the flesh, the things of this world, and serve god, the higher spiritual things at the same time.
You cannot serve both god (the spirit), and money (the lower ego desires) , because when you serve the flesh and sense, you will not enter into meditation and receive spiritual things.
(Jeremiah 9:23 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Here these things are of the lower mind, the ego.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, sins, means living off of the emotions.
"A man's enemies are those of his own house" His own mind.
Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love on another. Rom. 13:8
Debt here means debt to the lower physical mind, let do debt remain outstanding, except the debt of the higher spiritual force. Love one another, is referring to your three natures, the physical, the intellectual and the emotional, one or all of these things is what is meant by another.
Pay everyone what you owe him: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if money, then money; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Rom. 13:7
Taxes are a symbol of the penalty or price paid, the time studying, using the intellect, if you owe these things to the physical, then pay them, read learn and understand.
Money is a symbol of the desires of either a higher nature or lower nature, if you owe anything to these things then pay them.
Honor is a symbol of the treasure of the things of the spirit laid up in heaven (the higher mind), as reward for merit (meditation), as it were, for those EGOS who have done valiantly and have conquered the lower nature.
All symbols describing either the lower ego mind or the higher spiritual mind.
Poverty is Not a Sin, but The Love of this World is!
This one says it all, doesn't it?
"For the love of money, is the root of all evil"
For the love of living off of the sense nature, and allowing the earthly personality to keep the higher consciousness from forming in you, this is what the bible refers to as money, it is the lower mind.
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 muthos, "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: muthos), 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: muthos)" (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: muthos)" (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 MINISTER of the LETTER, says the BIBLE writers of old.
The new age is being born. The spirit will not be stopped by institutions, ecclesiastical dogma nor governments, nor agents (Smiths), of those governments.
It will not be contained by dogmatic formulations, philosophical moralisms or theological distinctions.
It will go beyond the various limitations of these very institutions.
It will be real.
T realize that we are divine, that we too can become a Christ, a Buddha, a Krishna, we just have to die.
Every great master will help you die, that you taste life more deeply.
Praying in public
jesus recognized that public devotions were NOT for the purpose of seeking the divine within, but are performed by "hypocrites" wanting to be "seen of men".
He wisely suggested that you cannot simultaneously put on a show for the neighbors (your fellow peers), and communicate with the sacred.
"When tou prayest" he instructs, "enter into thu closet, aand thou has shut the door, pray to thy father in secret" mat 6:6
It's hard to understand why so many who consider themselves Christians, advocate so strongly against the specific teachings of their savior the Christ, not just for themselves but for those who don't share their ungodly tradition, and those who find such behaviors anathema to true divine expression.
The world is upseide down.
ISAIAH 1:18 "Come now, let us reason together" says the LORD
We just did.
It is impossibe to give every symbol and it's meaning, that would require a 2000 page book.
But I now hope that you have enough understanding, that maybe now you will be more curious as what all those crazy and grotesque scriptures really mean, now at least you have a chance to understand it, you have been given some of the keys.
THOU SHALT NOT READ THE BIBLE LITERALLY
IF YOU DO, YOU WILL THINK LIKE THIS GUY.
ORDER OF THE LEFT-HAND PATH - CHRISTIANITY EXPOSED
"In Christianity the instincts of the subjugated and the oppressed come into the foreground: it is the lowest classes which seek their salvation in it. Here the casuistic business of sin, self-criticism, conscience-inquisition is practised as a specific against boredom; here an emotional attitude towards a power called 'God' is kept constantly alive (through prayer); here the highest things are considered unachievable, gifts, 'grace'. Here also public openness is also lacking; the hole-and-corner, the dark chamber is
Christianity. Here the body is despised, hygiene repudiated as sensuality; the Church even resists cleanliness (the first measure taken by the Christians after the expulsion of the Moors was the closure of the public baths of which Cordova alone possessed 270).
A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Mortal hostility against the masters of the earth, against the 'noble', that is also Christian. Hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the sense, of the joy of the senses, of joy in general is Christian." Friedrich Nietzsche.
JEHOVAH: THE TYRANT-GOD
The Judaeo-Christians' own Bible shows Jehovah, their god, to be a psychotic megalomaniac.
One of Jehovah's first actions towards mankind was to attempt to deny his new creation wisdom, lest his position as slavemaster be threatened. (Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-7).
Jehovah is a god whose bloodlust against humanity can't be satisfied until the Apocalypse described by John in the Revelation destroys most of mankind and leaves Jehovah and Jesus enthroned as world tyrants above remnant.
From his rejection of the fruit offering of Cain in favour of the blood sacrifice of Abel (Gen. 4:3-5) until the final Apocalypse, when blood will flow from 'the winepress of the wrath of God' (Rev. 14:19-20) the hands of Jehovah are dripping with blood.
OLD TESTAMENT PATRIARCHS & PROPHETS
The Old Testament makes it clear that the patriarchs and prophets chosen by Jehovah to be revered by mankind as 'holy' are nothing but the lowest scum.
ABRAHAM pimps his wife off as a whore onto Pharaoh and King Abimelech, by claiming she is his sister; a trick with Jehovah acting as a criminal accomplice, which gains him much loot. (Gen. 12, 20).
LOT, Abraham's nephew, offers his two daughters to a mob when they threaten to homosexually rape two angels. (Gen. 19:8).
DAVID commits adultery with Bathsheba then arranges for her husband to be killed in battle. (Sam. II-11).
ELISHA, successor to Elijah as Jehovah's great prophet. Whilst travelling to Bethel he is teased by a large group of little children about his baldness. The prophet curses them in the name of Jehovah, and two she-bears come out of the woods and tear 42 of them. (II Kings
Jesus merciful and loving is the image portrayed of him by the Christian churches. The New Testament, however, shows him to be just as psychotic and megalomaniacal as his alleged father Jehovah.
This is not surprising since, (according to Matt. 1:1) he comes from the tainted lineage of Abraham, David and other criminals.
While he demands of his followers that they remain totally submissive in relation to their own enemies (Sermon on the Mount, Matt. 5-7) Jesus commands that those who do not submit to his reign be brought before him and slain. (Luke 19:27).
Jesus declares that all those who refuse to accept his divinity shall be damned. (Mark 16:16). What this damnation shall be is made clear: 'everlasting fire.' (Matt. 25:41).
Jesus' megalomania gets out of hand when he describes the day when he will "come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory." (Matt. 25:31).
THE FINAL HOLY BLOOD-ORGY
It is appropriate that the Judaeo-Christian Bible should end with an orgy of bloodlust against Jehovah's long-suffering human creation.
In The Revelation we read of the torment of fire and brimstone upon most of mankind, in the presence of a sadistic Jesus and his angels. (Rev.14:10-11).
Jesus will then reign over the earth for 1000 years, after which he finds it inexplicably necessary to again slaughter much of humanity by a colossal war. (Rev. 20:6). He and Jehovah will then sit up thrones, attended by servants, within a city built of precious stones: an Oriental despot's fantasy! (Rev. 21-22).
Wherever Judaeo-Christianity has exerted influence it has ravaged mankind morally, intellectually and physically.
Christianity has sought to impose limitations upon the mind. Ignorance is elevated to a holy state. Paul declares: "For wisdom of this world is foolishness to God." (I Cor. 3:19).
This is the mentality which gave history the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, book burning, a legacy of dark ignorance which continues to have its impact today.
It is the same mentality which even now motivates 'concerned Christian parents' to burn books containing material far less 'immoral' than the chronicle of rape, murder and pillage contained in their own Bible.
It is Christianity which has soured relations between the sexes with its commandments for the subjugation of women. "Wives must submit yourselves to your husbands"; "But I shall suffer not a woman to teach, not to usurp authority over man", writes the neurotic Paul. How different this is to the attitude of pre-Christian Europe, which regarded women as prophetesses.
The Judaeo-Christian dogma has been nothing but a curse upon mankind. Now, as we strive to free ourselves from this plague, may it be humanity's turn to curse the tyrant-god, the demented Nazarene, and their whole noxious creed.
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