Alvin Boyd Kuhn unearthed a wealth of archeological and socio-cultural research regarding the mythical 'cultural scripts' underlying Judeo-Christianity. Widely suppressed in the early 20th century
Some writings from Alvin Boyd Kuhn
If the Christ was in most real truth crucified in space, the physical timber on Golgotha’s ghastly height, hewn and sawed and nailed, might be accepted with enlightenment as pure symbol of cosmic and inner process. But as it stands in common thought among Christian people it is the gruesome sign of the most abject stultification of the godlike principle of intelligence known to history.
Lundy says that Plato must have learned his theology in Egypt and the East, and doubtless knew, from the stories of Krishna, Buddha and Mithra, that other religions had their mythical crucified victims long antecedent to Christianity. Witoba, one of the incarnations of Vishnu, is pictured with holes in his feet.
The nails of the cross have received considerable emphasis in the Gospel story. The nail, Massey shows, was a type of male virility or of the deeper power of nature that binds male (spirit) and female (matter) together for all effective progenation. The nailing of the body of the Christ on the cross would be the dramatization of the incarnational union of the two ends of the life polarity. Spirit must be nailed to matter to give it its quadration, for free from matter it remains in uncreative unity.
the whole foundation of Christianity rests upon the physical cross and the man nailed on it, the religion that claims to have had its very origin from that cross and man has given no evidence of awareness or commemoration of that pivotal event in all its varied and elaborate iconography for about six hundred years after its founding!
There is no end of repetition in the Bible of the Egyptian "three days in the tomb." Hosea speaks of the Israelites being held in bondage and being released and raised up "after two days" or "on the third day."
The place of captivity for the soul in matter has variable naming, such as Babylon, Egypt, Assyria, Sodom, Arabia, none of which has geographical but only allegorical reference. If final and clinching proof is needed to show that the captivities and bondages in the Old Testament are only mythical representations, we have it in the prophet’s assignment to them of a three-days length.
The descent of the soul into body to manifest her powers and make her appearance or epiphany (or emergence) is the only substance and reality in any of the "captivities" of scripture.
When the soul accomplishes its growth in the dungeons of Amenta, Sheol, Hades, and rises in triumph over the flesh and the grave, she is beautifully said to "lead captivity captive."
That the allegories of their Old Testament were known to the Jews as non-historical is shown by the fact that fragments of the original mythos crop up in the Haggadoth, Talmud, Mishna, Kabalah and other Hebrew sacred scripts, Massey points out.
Jesus crucified not in Jerusalem, but in Sodom and Egypt two places, geographically, making it necessary to assume two crucifixions or a half crucifixion in each plac -and these two "places" expressly described, not as physical localities, but as "spiritually" considered. Here is the Bible’s own express declaration that the crucifixion was nothing but a spiritual transaction.
Christian exegesis is pretty silent about this verse; it is a question if it has ever been chosen as text for a sabbath sermon. It flies straight in the face of all that ecclesiastical policy stood for from the third century forward to the present. It is the verbatim contradiction of all official Christian theology over sixteen centuries.
It is a flat denial of the physical crucifixion and inferentially of the "life" of Jesus, as the Christ. It promises still the final triumph of esotericism. Jerusalem was the "holy city" of the evolved spiritual consciousness, city of "heavenly peace," as its name implies, and never anything else.
As a matter of fact, even in its empyreal connotation, Jerusalem was not the locality of consciousness in which the Christ in us is crucified. Jerusalem, on the contrary, is the city of blessedness in which, after the crucifixion, he enters into the peace of his glorious triumph, carried up to the gates of it on the back of the lowly animal, his body.
The place of his crucifixion is not in heaven, where peace abides, but down in the depth (Egyptian Tepht, whence Tophet) of matter, the Sodom and Egypt of the fleshly incarnation. There is enough of the primal truth of Christian beginnings left in this one verse to redeem an errant religion from its lost ways and sorry plight.
Paul’s verse in I Cor. 15:17 becomes illogical if the historical thesis is held to: "If Christ be not raised, ye are yet in your sins." Every inference of this statement points to a non-historical and purely intimate personal resurrection.
If the resurrection was historical and the verse means what it says, then the logic of the situation makes the resurrection dependent upon the state of sinfulness of the people then, or at any time. He did or did not rise, according as the people’s general sin is eradicated or is still in force.
If people are yet sinful, then Christ can not have risen. The sins or righteousness of people would keep the Christ bobbing up and down between earth and heaven, like a barometer registering the world’s batting average in the overcoming of sin.
In the esoteric sense the Christ’s resurrection is indeed dependent upon the progress of humanity upward to righteousness. We do still bury him deeper with every sin, or raise him up with every sincere act. He does rise or fall with our advance or backsliding. But if this true theory is applied to the physical resurrection, an ass’s bray is not ribald enough to express its ridiculousness. And again despised esotericism alone saves revered scripture from harlequin comics.
Any number of texts throughout the Bible at once lose all comprehensible meaning if taken in the historical sense. For instance, there is the statement in I Cor., 6:1: "Do you not know that the Christians are to be the judges of the world? .
Do you not know that we are to be the judges of angels, to say nothing of ordinary matters? Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ’s body?" Taking "Christians" in its historical sense, the picture gives us the ludicrous scenario of good Church folk in the judgment pronouncing sentence upon Mohammedans, Buddhists, Zoroastrians!
And taking Christ’s body as that of Jesus, the man, we would on Paul’s averment be his physical limbs, joints and viscera.
Or is it permissible for literalists to take what they like as allegorical and also take what they want as literal? This is their only resort in the end. It makes inconsistency the necessary base of their structure.
But by Christian, it means one that that follows Christs teachings and in practicing the sibgle eye and meditation.
Number symbolism must now also be legitimatized. The recurrence of such numbers as 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 30, 40 and 300, more especially 3, 7, 12 and 40, should have spoken to the dullest of imaginations as to the lurking presence of great significance in their ubiquitous appearance in scripture.
It would take pages of elaborate exposition to set forth here the meaning of the three days in the tomb, the walking on the water at the fourth watch of the night, the five wise and five foolish virgins, the servant’s setting out six pots of water to be turned into wine and this happening "after three days," Jesus’ going up into the Mount of Transfiguration "after six days," his tarrying at certain places seven days, and the 40 days’ duration of the temptation.
The number forty occurs sixty-three times in the Old Testament. It is surely a bit naïve to ask coincidence to explain why so many events in the natural course of actual history should run just forty days or forty years.
The very unlikelihood of so much coincidence should have taught students that they were dealing with symbolism and not factuality. Forty was a universal number used to typify the period that the seed of divine consciousness must lie dormant in incubation in matter before germinating in a new birth. The human foetus is forty weeks in the maternal womb. In Egypt the grain was said to lie in the ground forty days before sprouting.
The ancients did indeed represent the cycle of spiritual initiation, or symbolic history of the Christian life, under the typism and within the frame of the solar year, with its twelve solar months and its thirteen lunar ones. The festivals around the year were all set to match the symbolism of the dying sun of autumn, the resurrected one of spring, the balance (of spirit and matter) at the two equinoxes, and the alternate victory of light (spirit) and darkness (matter) at the two opposite solstices.
Samuel, a type of the Christos, is said to have made an annual circuit of Ramah, Bethel, Gilgal and Mizpah, which can be equated with the four "corners" of the annual zodiac, or the two solstices and the two equinoxes.
The Biblical "year of the Lord" was a phrase that had this typological reference. The sun being always masculine and the moon feminine, several of the patriarchs were given a progeny of twelve sons and one daughter! It is of no avail for the modern theologian to snort in annoyance at such renditions of meaning, or such a method of exegesis.
The snort is silenced by the fact that the ancient sages did resort to such devices to embalm the precious core of meaning in structures of subtle indirection. If we would interpret what they wrote, we must at least follow their method and cease grumbling at its peculiarities.
We shall no longer be annoyed if we yield our recalcitrancy, follow their scheme and find at last that apparent nonsense is replaced with the most luminous intelligence. We are annoyed at their method because our own presuppositions defeat our efforts to comprehend.
The triumphal entry into Jerusalem: not only is this as unlikely a historical event as could be imagined, but it is definitely an episode in the dramatic ritual of initiation.
It did not need to happen on the streets of Jerusalem to get into Gospels; it was already in the scripts of the ritual drama. Like many another incident and miracle of the narrative, it would have been in the "record" if no Jesus had ever lived for it was already there centuries before Christ.
Every religious dramatization or initiatory ritual had as part of its climactic denouement the entry of the candidate into a room, palace or "city" emblematic of the "city of heavenly peace"St. Augustine’s "City of God," Bunyan’s "Celestial City"as the place to which the exiled pilgrim soul returns to its empyrean "homeland."
This feature of dramatic topography originated--as did nearly all others in Egypt, where the prototype of the Greek Elysian Fields was found in the form of the Aarru-Hetep. "Hetep" is the Egyptian for "peace" and so is the equivalent of the Hebrew Sholom or Salem. Aarru is the origin of the "hiero" meaning "sacred," which became the "Jeru" of Jeru-salem, the city of "sacred peace," or finally the celestial paradise.
Jerusalem is spelled in old manuscripts "Hierosolyma." The entry of Jesus into the Holy City is but the historicized drama of the soul making its regal entry into the "city" of blessed peace and rest after its triumphant battle with the lower forces on earth. Each nation of antiquity used its capital city, named often to fulfill this function, as the earthly counterpart of the heavenly city of the allegory.
That he entered it riding on an ass and her colt is the cryptic fashion of representing the soul’s being carried from the outlying regions of the material experience up to and through the gates of the Holy City by the agency of the animal portion of its own dual nature.
And the presence of two generations of the faithful animal is to typify the fact that the soul’s journey from animalism up to divinity can not be consummated in one cycle of experience in the flesh, but must proceed through a succession of lives, passing continuously from the older phase of one generation to the succeeding younger phase.
If this seems far-fetched and strained, it will be seen in its proper relevance if one studies the functionism of the Egyptian pair Osiris-Horus, Father-Son, Horus the Elder-Horus the Younger, and Kheper, the beetle-god, and the ideologies connected with them. Each younger generation of animal bodily life took up the labor of carrying the soul ahead through its progression and the ideograph of this had to represent the older and the younger stages in the line of procreation to convey the full meaning. If literalism pictures Jesus as entering astride both animals at once, it faithfully preserves the idea that he has won his victory by virtue of what both generations of the animal embodiment have done for him.
On its realistic side the incident seems logically impossible. How Jesus if he had stirred up the popular hostility that was to hound him to his death within a week could have found the populace at Jerusalem in mood to welcome him with hosannas and strewn palms, and how he got the crowd out for the reception, is a little more than credulity can swallow.
The crucifixion! The longer and more closely one ponders it realistically the less it seems possible as an actual occurrence. It, too, had its dramatic prototype in the Mystery ritual where the candidate for initiation was tied or bound or symbolically nailed to the cross and even put into a hypnotic coma to be awakened from "death" after three days on Easter morning. Thus the non-historical source of the feature is clearly evident. There is much doubt as to the Roman practice of physical crucifixion, and particularly on a Tau cross.
It was not a Hebrew custom, or sanctioned by Hebrew law. It was resorted to, as far as known, only in exceptional and rare occasions. It seems on the surface more like a ritual procedure than a physical event. Again, like the temptation, the Sermon, the transfiguration and ascension, it was consummated "on the Mount," which is the hieroglyph for the earth. And it is surely not without occult significance that "Calvary" is from the Latin calvus, meaning "the head," and "Golgotha" is Hebrew for "the place of the skull."
It is of course clear that the inner significance of all that goes into the interior experience of the crucifixion of the Son of God as immortal soul on the cross of matter, is "localized" within the head or brain, or mind, of man. This datum is enough to enable anyone familiar with ancient habits of typology and dramatization of truth to penetrate to the heart of the mystery behind the names of the Mount of Crucifixion.
Prometheus, whose name signifies the archetypal creative Fore-Thought, was chained to a rock on a Mount and tortured there. The allegorical background and archetypes of the Gospel crucifixion are complete and perfect; the historical evidences and possibilities are far from similarly strong. It makes much greater sense as drama than it possibly can do as history.
The picture of the Son of God coming to earth to show mankind how to be victorious over the conditions of mortality, and then dem-onstrating his victory by the method of physical helplessness and an ignominious death of his body on the cross, has never seemed anything but unnatural to the naïve mind. The mind even of piety and devotion has to be "conditioned" by subtle sophistries before it can accept the postulations of Christianity
Not until one studies the Egyptian and Greek philosophies and views the resultant findings through the eyes of symbolic depiction can the feature of sacrifice and immolation in the mission of the divine Son to earth be aligned with the reasonable background of our position. Long lost to ecclesiastical philosophy is the ancients’ characterization of matter as the cross on which the Christ-soul is crucified, and this physical life itself as the "death" of the divine Ego. These two concepts were the ribs or spine, so to say, of the archaic wisdom. For the Christ to die on the cross was simply a dramatic glyph for its incarnation. Incarnation was the ground and primary base of all meaning in religion.
Therefore to represent the incarnating divinity as being immolated on a cross was to dramatize the basic experience from which all religion flows. Any soul is being crucified on the cross whenever it is alive in a physical body.
Witness the Greek sema, tomb, and soma, body. Even sarcophagus is from the Greek for the physical body, sarx. Here, then, is the full meaning of the crucifixion: the soul’s life in body in its incarnational experience, with the infinitude of varied signification attaching to or flowing from that ground. Drama portrayed it by the binding or nailing of a man on a cross of wood.
That is drama; the thing dramatized is the god’s life under the limitations of mortal flesh. But the drama was not history. It merely depicted the meaning of history. But who can calculate the tragedy of the annual wastage of emotional stress and strain in the pouring out of oceans of maudlin sympathy and vicarious grief over the Passion Week sufferings of a man who never lived? The numberless crucifixes seen on every side stand as a most gruesome and lugubrious sight, filling the beholder not only with morbid revulsion at its positive ugliness, but with a sense of the lamentable breakdown of reason under the force of indoctrinated ignorance.
For it stands not as luminous symbol of high meaning, but as the graven image of alleged but impossible historical fact. It stands as the sickening seal of the enslavement of the human mind under the force of a gross delusion and a lie.
As the picture of alleged fact it is ugly; for the fact itselfif true is ugly, because it is incompatible with reason and intellectual integrity. Anything which mocks the reason and strikes at the probity of the mind is ugly. The crucifix, as monument of historic event, is the darkest, most dispiriting object in any landscape, for it speaks of the darkness of the human intellect under the pall of religious superstition.
And the resurrection? So majestic, so powerful in the reach of its grandeur is this doctrine that even though the deeper meaning may not be apprehended, it is deeply affecting. It is so sublime that no inadequacy of conception or representation can quite mar its beautiful suggestiveness.
Yet again, it must be said that if it is still full of majesty even in its misconception, how infinitely more moving must it be when rightly comprehended! As the supposed miraculous bursting of the bars of a rocky hillside tomb by a man in human form, risen from bodily death, it leaves us in wonder, awe and incomprehension.
As the dramatization of our own eventual bursting of the bars of "death" and the physical limitations of the mortal body, and our ecstatic stepping out of this prison-tomb through the rent in the veil of this bodily temple into the glorious resurrection-body of light, it leaves us truly lost in wonder, reverence and comprehension.
Surely a more salutary repercussion for the whole of the Ego’s mind, soul, body flows from the adequate grasp of a great metaphysical reality than could possibly accrue from the same representation completely misapprehended. If this is not granted, then the argument is that incomprehension is more beneficial than understanding.
This is indeed a frequent resort of ecclesiastical helplessness in face of questions that children can and do ask. As a glyphic representation of the climactic rapture of our final apotheosization the resurrection is transcendently meaningful and exalting; as the claimed exhibition of one exceptional man’s miraculous power, it arouses speculative wonder.
Paul says that if Christ has risen, the bases of Christianity are sound. For if he rose, we, too, shall rise. Yet nineteen hundred years have passed and not one believing in him has ever risen in the same (alleged physical) manner.
If more were needed to prove that the Gospel resurrection could never have been meant to be taken in the objective historical sense, it is found in Paul’s statement which indicates that Christianity has put a wrong interpretation on the incident that the divine Ego is sown, i.e., incarnated, in a natural body, but is resurrected from that physical tomb in a shining spiritual body. Equally, then, with the crucifixion, the resurrection is dissipated out of its historic character and becomes resolved into its infinitely more marvelous transcendental significance. And as in every other case, for it to die as history and be reborn as dynamic enlightenment, is gain.
The ascension, in any physical sense, is similarly a degradation and caricature of its lofty transcendency. At a high rate of speed, a physical body rising off the earth nineteen hundred years ago would not yet have reached the nearest star. The perfervid but not very realistic imagination of piety assumes that Jesus arose in the sight of his disciples in his body (that Thomas touched) and when he got up a fair distance, his physical substance somehow changed over into what angels are thought to be composed of. And that is enough for faith and credulity. Does "heaven" begin at forty thousand feet above the earth?
There is left one situation that comes under critical view in the Gospels, which certainly bears weighty testimony to the disqualification of another large group of events recorded as history in the Jesus "biography." This relates to the long list of "events" that allegedly transpired on the night before the crucifixion on Good Friday morning, of Passion Week.
When zeal for history outran intelligence it did not seem to occur to the ignorant transformers of the myth into that category, that in a case where Egyptian wisdom had concentrated many aspects of meaning into a single symbolic point of time, the transferal of allegorical representation over into factual occurrence might meet unexpected difficulties in the crowding of a long series of symbolic "happenings" into a limited period of actual time.
Mythical depiction requires only hypothetical time; history demands actual time or measured duration. This very predicament developed in connection with the incidents recounted in the Gospels as taking place on this last night of Jesus’ life. It was the night of the Passover, placed by one account on the 14th of Nisan, by another on the 15th, and both dates symbolical of the first full moon after the vernal equinox, a fact which at once gives it the simple significance of Easter.
It was the night in the religious (solar) year on which all the significance of the entire course of incarnate experience came to a head in its last (symbolic) climactic moments. On this "night," under solar symbolism, the soul in the flesh on earth came to the end and consummation of all its labors in the body, finished its assigned task, accomplished the final stages of its perfection and stood on the door-sill of its liberation forever into celestial freedom out of earthly bondage.
On that night all things heaped up in consummation and in victory. It was the night of triumph. All phases and lines of development reached their apical convergence in the glorious unfoldment into light, as the Greeks call it, of all the latent potentialities of the spiritual Ego in that final consummatum est.
It was the final merging of all the varied rays into the ultimate white light. So in this nineteenth chapter there is a description of the climactic stage of each aspect. So to say, each stream of the living force had to be brought up to empty its final product and consummation into the crystal sea of complete divinization.
The chapter therefore speaks of this last "night" of the soul on earth as "the night of" some fifteen or more apparently different transactions, when in fact it is descriptive of but the one grand collective denouement of salvation.
And this "night" in the Ritual is none other than the night of the full moon of the vernal equinox! Symbolically the soul then crosses the line (of the equinox) which in the diagram of meanings marks the boundary between earth and heaven; and thus at its climactic moment in all its earthly experience it "passes over" from earth to heaven, to become "a pillar in the house" of its God, to "go no more out."
Frankness calls for the admission that the Egyptian list of "events" occurring on that meaningful "night" has apparently not been reproduced or copied in the Gospel story. Several of them correspond and might point to transmission from Egyptian into Palestinian literature.
However, the difference in most of them can readily be accounted for on the ground of the great diversity of symbolic representation and the constant attempt throughout the ancient day to vary the systems of typing. Hebrew symbology did assume a quite different face from the Egyptian in many respects. But it still remains highly significant that in both the Egyptian and the Hebrew (or Greek) scriptures the narrative crowds a long list of "events," factual or ritualistic, into the few hours of this night of the Passover.
The meaning of both groups of occurrences is, if the symbolism be penetrated, one at base. But the Egyptian was frankly allegorical; the Hebrew, under Christian handling, purports to be history. This difference becomes exceedingly, overwhelmingly embarrassing to the claims of the historical rendition.
The sun is our light by day, the moon by night, and in the large cosmic sense day symbols our life in the celestial worlds or the empyrean when not incarnated. Night is the definite symbol of our bodily incarnation. Our day is symbolical (only) of our life as pure spirit; night betokens the subjection of our spirits to the gloom and darkness of incarnation. This will be seen in important connections in a few minutes.
In the daytime we receive the rays of our spiritual life directly; by night we get them only secondarily and by reflection. And here is the beginning of the great symbolism of the moon. It is a reflector of the sun's light, and this reflection is made at night, when the sun is out of sight of man! The moon is our sun-by-night, and it is well to delve more deeply into the implications of this datum.
The moon conveys to us the sun's light in our darkness. What does this mean on a wider scale of values? It means this: as the night typifies our time of incarnation, the diminished solar light reflected on the lunar surface is an index of the fact that by no means the full power and radiance of the sun (our divine light or spirit) can fall upon us or shine for us while in the life in body.
As the moon stands for the body, the reflected light of the sun upon it and from it to us, betokens that we can have access only to as much of the spiritual glory as our bodies can give passage to, or give expression to, or become susceptible to. In incarnation we are in spiritual darkness, or have access only to that spiritual force and radiance that can get down to us through the intervening medium of the physical mechanism.
The body which individualizes us must needs be the transmitter of godly life and nature to us. As it is our outer garment, the light from within must come through it to reach us in the outer world. As at night solar light comes to us reflected and refracted, dimmed and obscured by its passage through another orb, so in our night of incarnation on earth, our divine character shines for us only in that diminished and broken form in which the mechanism of nerves and blood transmit it to our intelligence.
The moon is all that we can have of the sun at night. So the bodily registration and transmission of godly nature in our physical life is all that we can have of deity.
Hence the ancient widespread desire to escape the bonds of the body by rigid mortification and crucifixion of its heavier tendencies. When in incarnation, we are deprived of the full glow of our inner light. Our god is then as the hidden sun, and we must get its rays through a reflecting medium, the body.
This is why Taht, the moon-god in Egyptian mythology-religion, is called the witness for Ra, the great Sun-god. He, through his orb, is the witness to the human race of the presence of the invisible sun. He is identical with the Gospel character of John the Baptist, who is described in the Gospels as being not that true light, but as coming to bear witness to that light.
So the moon is not a true light, but stands in the sky of our night to bear witness that the solar light, our god, is still shining. It thus also symbolizes the human body, which is surely not the light of spirit, yet in its structure and in its outward countenance, it reflects and bears witness to the divine spirit that animates it, the god hidden within. A man's spirit shines out on his face as the sun shines on the moon!
This is a profound thing to realize about the moon, that it types our lower nature, which reflects the higher. But the most sublime element in the spiritual symbolism we are trying to depict comes next in the development of our theme.
This is the eternal meaning connected with the sun's light on the moon that we are desirous of impressing in unforgettable vividness upon the imagination. This is the great fact which we would have you call to mind whenever you gaze upon the silvery orb from night to night. As the young crescent fills with light and rounds out its luminous circle, it is writing our spiritual history!
It is preaching to us uncomprehending mortals the gospel truth about our own divinization. The growing expanse of light on the moon, we repeat, is the sign, symbol and seal of our own transfiguration into godhood! The spark of divinity implanted in our organisms must, to use one Biblical figure, gradually leaven the whole lump; to use another, must illuminate the whole bodily house. Grandly do the texts of the Egyptian Book of the Dead express the features of this process.
Horus in his resurrection is made to say, after enumerating the bodily members one by one: "There is no member of my body that is without a god." He means in effect that there is no portion of his nature that has not been divinized, i.e., purified, raised, transfigured with spiritual radiance. And this states the whole purpose of human life.
The god came to dwell within us in order to transform our lower natures and lift them up to a harmony of vibration with his own ethereal personality.
As we gaze upon the lunar crescent and see it go on toward the full, the vision should fortify us with the profoundest and sublimest truth about this mortal existence of ours, viz.: that we are in process of filling our very bodies with the mantling glow of an interior hidden light, which will steadily transform our whole nature with the beauty of its gleaming.
The sight of the crescent (from Latin crescere, to grow) should thrill us with the realization that little by little, life by life, divinity is creeping over us, spreading through us! The growing light on the moon is nature's sure pledge of our deification! Here is inspired writing of revelation by the hand of Nature herself. Here is a Bible whose word no sceptic will deny.
The Sun-gods in ancient systems were represented as being dismembered, or cut to pieces, when they came to incarnation. Osiris's body was fabled to have been cut by Sut, the devil of darkness, into fourteen pieces, which were scattered and buried over the land of Egypt, to be reassembled later by Isis or Horus, aided by the god Taht, and the body restored whole in its resurrection.
Here is indisputable proof that the religious myths were based on astronomical symbolism, for the fourteen pieces can have no other basis than the fact that the power of darkness cuts off fourteen slices of light from the body of the full moon, or cuts the full-orbed light of the sun on the moon, the god in matter, into fourteen pieces.
These are reassembled or reconstituted in the next birth of the crescent; and once more the heavenly symbolism of the gradual spiritualization of the lower man takes form in the growing light. So that we can understand the hidden ecstasy of the god Horus, when at the completion of the process and the divinization of his whole nature, he cries, triumphantly, "I am the god entire."
In this same great Egyptian Ritual (The Book of the Dead) there is the statement that "Osiris enters the moon on the sixth day."
This has not heretofore been seen as of any pointed significance, because the symbolism has not been understood. As the moon types the woman, lunar typology was made to match feminine functions, and the three dark days of the moon were extended to, or represented as, five, to equate the five days of the feminine period.
As the ovum, the seed of life from above, descends into the womb for fecundation at the end of the period, it was used to type the descent of the god into incarnation after a period of pralaya or non-existence in a world of form, and the typism was transferred from the woman to the moon, her astronomical counterpart. Or the moon-goddess was simply figured as menstruating.
This entry of Osiris or the god into the moon on the sixth day of the new cycle is the prime origin of the Sabbath, and makes clear particularly why the Jewish Sabbath begins Friday evening and extends to Saturday evening. The descent of the god was timed on solar symbolism, and therefore was made at sunset. Counting from Sunday, Friday is the sixth day, and evening the time of the descent. Jesus and Horus both enter the boat to cross the sea at eventide.
As the underlying idea of the Sabbath is the crowning of the six rounds or waves of elemental life, non-intelligent, with the coming of the seventh or spiritual intelligence, and the bringing of peace (the same Egyptian word, hetep, which means seven also means peace and is the name of the Egyptian Messiah, Iu-em-hetep, he who comes as the seventh, and he who as the seventh brings peace to the seven elementary forces of blind nature) (See lecture on the Myth of the Sun-gods for fuller elucidation.)
there was thus a Sabbath on the seventh day of each month, called the Feast of the Tenait. Then as the full moon was typical of the complete divinization of the lower man, and came on the 15th, there was another Sabbath held eight days later. Each month thus had at first only two Sabbaths, on the seventh (evening of the sixth) and the fifteenth.
Later the general idea of a seventh or spiritual day completing the six secular days, was applied to each recurring group of seven days, without reference to the lunar phases or periods, and was made continuous, the origin of our week. Several of the goddesses, as Semiramis and Ishtar, as also Venus, were actually named "the goddess Fifteen," typifying their giving birth to the Sun-god at the height of their enciente condition, on the fifteenth.
As intimated, the three dark days of the moon were the actual origin of all the burial periods of three days for the Sun-gods or their mythical three days in the tomb. In lunar symbolism they matched the five days of the feminine period, and as this is the period during which the light of the sun is not in contact at all with the moon, tribal and national custom, founded basically on these outward phenomena and their hidden spiritual signification, carried the implication over into the life of womankind by prohibiting contact with the male during the dark cycle, and still further by requiring women to avoid all contact with sunlight or even with a fire, the outward symbols of the male or spirit!
The customs of the Jews and other nations of early time forbade a woman to be in a house where there was a fire. Her condition was supposed to dishonor the fire or the sun, and this is the meaning back of the legends of the Greek Diana visiting condign punishment upon the hero who came into her presence while she was bathing. David also looked from his housetop upon a beautiful woman who was bathing, and was severely punished for it.
We have said that the moon and woman are mutually representative in the typology. Now, to indicate that these parallelisms are not mere poetic fancies, but that they are grounded on actual affinities in nature, let us see if there is any actual bond of relationship between them. At once we are confronted with an amazing confirmation of the connection.
The very basic functions of woman as female are controlled and timed by the 28-day cycle of the moon. There is nothing that can be added to this bare statement, but there is an infinite amount of thinking that can be done about it, to great profit. The great mystery of life is the mystery of sex, and here is one of the most startling phenomena connected with it all.
Another most important link in the series of symbolism is this: the ancient books tell us that man's emotional (or astral) body, comes to him from the moon. Our desire bodies are the chayas of the lunar pitris, or our lunar progenitors.
Now the symbol of the astral or emotional plane, in all ancient scripts without exception, is water, as fire is just as invariably the sign of spirit. Which, then, of the two sexes would we expect to find predominantly on the emotional ray? Need I state that woman is universally adjudged to be the more emotional of the two? Again we find our table of symbols to be vindicated.
Woman, who represents the moon and is typed by water, is under the moon influence both physiologically (as above) and psychologically. And how does the typism hold as between moon and water? Again we meet an astonishing verification of the correctness of our parallels, for the moon it is, not the sun, that controls the watery tides of our earthly oceans! Think how nature has been trying to instruct us, and we all these centuries too dull to interpret her daily, weekly, monthly and yearly lessons! The moon, water, the body (composed mainly of water), woman, emotion, all linked in one great bond of affinity! Nor have we seen the last of the parallels.
Still another is to be found in the word "lunatic," moon-struck. The influence of the moon on human psychic states is seen beyond question in the behavior of asylum inmates. At full moon many cases, particularly of women, show violent symptoms which are not manifest between the lunations.
Now we are ready to examine a series of even more wonderful phenomena and their symbologies in connection with the interaction of the two bodies, sun and moon. As male and female together engender all life, let us see if in the interaction of sun and moon there is any adumbration of this fact. Of a truth, one of the most thrilling situations in astronomical theology, almost indeed the cornerstone of religion and philosophy, is clearly outlined in the monthly interplay of solar and lunar movements.
First it must be prefaced that this realm of bodily life on earth was called in all old scriptures the Hades, of the Greeks, the Sheol of the Hebrews, and the Amenta of the Egyptians; the dark cave, the grave or tomb, and lastly and always, the dark Underworld. It was the gloomy abysmal pit, the infernal realm of Stygian darkness. It was the region of death and darkest night, the dark night of the soul. Darkness was its invariable symbol.
Now, as it was only when incarnated on this earth that the human spirit came into contact with body, split into the two nodes of sex ("the soul makes the journey through Amenta in the two halves of sex"Egyptian Ritual), and became the bisexual parentage of new life, the copulation of cosmic sex to reproduce new life may be said to take place only in the dark underworld, or, most significantly, in the soul's night time!
The two halves of sex, soul and body, unite in the underworld to effect a new creation. Human fecundation commonly takes place in the night and out of the world's sight. Can it be possible that the sun and moon match this cosmic, this theological and finally this human parallelism in their relations?
Indeed they do so, and with unbelievable fidelity. The new infant light of the sun on the crescent moon is conceived and born in the dark underworld, that is, below the horizon, in the western sky, out of sight of the world, where the sun and moon have met (they are both at a point below the western horizon at the same time) and may be said to have copulated.
Sun and moon together once a month descend into the dark underworld, there unite, and in two or three days the moon gives birth to their child, the new young moon! Here is the theological outline or glyph of all creation, planetary, racial, human, individual.
Men and women only meet in the underworld (there is no sex in spiritual heavens) and only in the cave of incarnation do spirit (male) and body (female) ever meet in the cosmos. What a sermon the two orbs preach to us in that monthly tryst below the rim of the world in the western sky! For it is only in the kingdom of man that soul and body are met in creative union. The angels and gods are spiritual only; the animals are without spirit Man alone is a union of spirit and matter in equilibrium.
Reverting a moment to the physiological or phallic aspect of the data, we see an exact replica of this entire phenomenon once more. As soul descends into the underworld to meet body, as sun descends below the horizon light to meet moon, so in the physical plane of creation sperm (the male element) descends into the dark cavern of the womb to meet there the ovum (female element) that has likewise come down from above, and the two meet in creative union in that dark underworld. An Egyptian text says that the soul of Osiris descends into the underworld of Amenta (our earth), it meets there the soul of Isis; the two are there united.
Man is most philosophically described as "a God in the body of an animal."
Instead of the Roman Church being a crucible for purging the truth from the dross of error, to give it forth pure gold, we shall have to look upon it rather as the melting-pot, in which the beautiful and noble mental coinage of Greece and Egypt was fused down and made featureless, to be run into another mould, stamped with a newer name, and reissued under a later date.
Historic Christianity has gathered in the crops that were not of its kind, but were garnered from the seed already in the soil. Whosoever tilled and sowed, it has assumed the credit, and been permitted to reap the harvest, as undisputed master of the field. It claimed, and was gradually allowed, to be the source of almost every true word and perfect work that was previously extant; and these were assigned to a personal Christ as the veritable Author and Finisher of the Faith.
Every good thing was re-dated, re-warranted, declared, and guaranteed to be the blessed result of Historic Christianity, as established by Jesus and his personal disciples. It can be demonstrated that Christianity pre-existed without the Personal Christ, that it was continued by Christians who entirely rejected the historical character in the second century, and that the supposed historic portraiture in the Canonical Gospels was extant as mythical and mystical before the Gospels themselves existed. In short, the mythical theory can be proved by recovering the Mythos and the Gnosis.
The Lenten period of forty days has two mythological origins. First it was derived from the Egyptian agriculture, where the seed was in the ground forty days before germinating. As the seed in the soil was a natural figure for the soul in incarnation, the period of incubation was transferred to the spiritual allegory.
Thus the Christians themselves announce three different periods of the god's burial or death in matter three, seven and forty days a definite proof that the event can not be historical.
A second origin derives it from another natural phenomenon of incubation, the forty weeks spent by the human foetus in the womb. As forty weeks was too large a portion of the year to devote to a commemoration of one phase of the spiritual drama, the typical forty days were substituted, the number alone being significant. And after all, what more natural a typology of the incarnation could be found than the foetal cycle?
This number forty which occurs scores of times in Old and New Testament allegorism, has been retained at several other points in the Christian year.
Hallowe'en has been placed just forty days past the autumn equinox, and the festival of Candlemas, or the Purification of the virgin, following the birth of the Christos, falls on February 2, just forty days after Christmas. Also Whitsuntide falls forty days after the ascension. But from these celebrations more or less of the ancient significance of the number has disappeared.
The body is nearly eighty per cent water! It is the duty of the fiery spark to enlighten the whole dark realm of mortal life, to transmute by its alchemical power the baser dross of animal propensity into the finer motivation of love and brotherhood.
This life is a purgation Purgatory because it is a process of burning and tempering crude animal elements into the pure gold of spiritual light.
In Egyptian scriptures the twelve sons of Ra (the twelve sons of Jacob, and the twelve tribes of Israel) were called the "twelve saviors of the treasure of light." An Egyptian text reads: "This is the sun within us, the seminal source of light. Do not dim its luster or cause it to suffer eclipse." And another runs: "Give ye glory as to the sun; he is the chief, the only one coming from the body, the head of those who belong to the race of the sun."
With this force of fire we must uplift the lower man and transmute his nature into the spiritual glow of love and intelligence. With it we must turn the water of the lower nature into the wine of spiritual force.
Around it we must aggregate the refined material which we shall build into that temple of the soul, that body of the resurrection, the great garment of solar light, in which we shall rise out of the tomb of the physical corpus and ascend with the angels.
To the modern mind the word "MYTH"carries with it a derogatory implication. To reduce any construction to the status of a myth is to put it out of court and render it valueless. We regard a myth as a fiction and a falsity. To show that a theory or a belief is only a myth, is to relegate it to the world of non-reality, and dismiss it from further consideration as a thing of value.
Not so with the ancients. With them a myth was a valuable instrumentality of knowledge. It was an intellectual, even a spiritual, tool, by the aid of which truth and wisdom could at one and the same time both be concealed from the unworthy and expressed for the worthy.
The ancients rightly regarded spiritual truth and experience as being incapable of expression or impartation by means of words simply. A myth or an allegory could be made the better means of conveying subtly and with a certain added force, the truth veiled under a set form of dramatic presentation.
The myth would enhance spiritual truth as a drama reinforces moral situations. It was all the more powerful in its message precisely because it was known not to be outwardly a true story. No one was caught by the literal falsity of the construction. Attention could therefore be given wholly to the hidden import, which was not obscured by the outward occurrence.
The myth was known to be a fiction; therefore it deceived nobody until the third century. But at the same time it was most ingeniously designed to instruct in the deepest of spiritual truths. It was a literary device to embalm lofty wisdom in the amber of a tradition that could be easily remembered, in the guise of a human story.
It was truth incarnated in a dramatic occurrence, which was known to be untrue. Outwardly fictitious, but inwardly the substance of a mighty truth, was the myth.
And as such it was the universal dress in which ancient knowledge was clothed.
19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
Well, if we take such things literally, we cannot wear 90 percent of the clothes we buy, because they all have dissimilar threads. But spiritually a verse like this takes on a whole new meaning, we must remove the veil first.
The artistry of ancient allegorism caught the world at a low point of its intelligence and mired the interpretative mind in Christianity in the worst slough of misconception ever to afflict the human fancy. Our dullness of comprehension and blank stupidity in handling our great heritage of ancient mythicism have marred and scarred the face of history.
The early learned Christian Fathers urged the allegorical interpretation of the Scriptures! Later and less learned ones excoriated and anathematized them.
The result of the latter blunder is only too inexpressibly apparent in a million forms of mental delusion and psychological wreckage under our eyes in the history past and present.
The recondite elements of the allegory have utterly miscarried and piteously misled the credulous minds of human beings for these two dark millineu.
It's time to wake up! And understand these abcient scripts for the allegory that they are.
It can be heralded from the four corners of the earth, that nothing written in the Bible ever happened Literally, no seas parting, no world wide flood, no talking snake, no talking donkey, no zombies rising from graves, no moon turning blood red, no sun turning black as sackcloth, no Joshua commanding the sun and moon to stand still, no residents of Sodom wanting to rape angels, and every other inconcieveable account of madness, but yet, all these things do happen in the field of human consciousness, as the ancient myth writers portrayed in the deeply veiled holy writ, called MYTHOLOGY.
The entire Bible is talking about the only known process of enlightenment that exists in the entire Universe, and it's called the kundalini in the Indian tradition, that's your Bible story, from cover to cover.
The opening of the seven seals or chakras on your backside. That's the seven days of creation, it is the creation of god consciousness from the lower gross animal mind.
5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
13:4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days:
"words can never be the things they represent". -aldous huxley, doors of perception.
“Terror was practised during the last century on a scale unequalled at any other time in history, but unlike the terror that is most feared today much of it was done in the service of secular hopes.”
A most significant reason as to why there is so much difficulty in the world is because of the total control exercised over people by religion and the willingness of people to submit to the literal interpretations of ancient scripture by religion to explain the workings of existence.
If you kill somebody you'll be rewarded with 7 virgins If you repeat some words you will fly up to the sky and live on streets of gold.
All of the religious points concerning life's meaning eliminates any understanding of the scientific principals upon which existence is based.
What is so bizarre about this, is that the overwhelming number of very intelligent people who populate the planet earth accept the wild rantings of religion as having merit of some kind to help them get to some grand heavenly abode after they die, which incidentally is reserved only for members of their particular religious cult.
Fear, panic, and terror are largely caused by ignorance. Once a topic is completely understood, there is much less anxiety, and much less fear.
Few will listen,
Of the few who listen, fewer still will understand,
Understanding does not mean believe, Of the handful who believe, most may not know what to do,Those who even know, how many will actually do ? And the rare ones who have done it.......Need not listen to you anymore.
The central message as always presented by the ancients, is to go by one's own internal guidance rather than depend on outside "authorities." In other words, listen to your own inner voice or oracle.
But you cannot say it. Jer 23:38,Although you claim, 'This is the oracle of the LORD,' this is what the LORD says: You used the words, 'This is the oracle of the LORD,' even though I told you that you must not claim, 'This is the oracle of the LORD.'
This is part of the "Lion King" symbolism. Revelation 3:11 speaks of being careful to hold on to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
Do not give your power to ANY outside religious organization, they will use you for their own benefit and theirs only. Even Jesus warned about becoming part of them (religion) You will become twice the child of hell as they, he said.
The Soul and its Mechanism - Conclusion
It is claimed by the teachers of the Eastern science of the soul that the awakening of the various centers reveals states of subtler matter than the physical. It is mainly, however, with the centers above the diaphragm that the spiritual man concerns himself, conferring, as they do, such powers as spiritual perception, correct understanding and interpretation of one's fellowmen, so that, like Christ, we know what is in man, and can grasp why a man is what he is, and acts as he does.
The force of inspiration, the highest power of them all, works out as the inspiring of creative work through the medium of the throat center, and of humanitarian enterprises through the medium of the heart center.
The second effect claimed by this group is the transference of the force below the diaphragm to the centers above. Through evolution and the effect of meditation work a man is able to function consciously through his three major centers, (head, heart and throat) leaving the three lower centers, (the base of the spine, sacral center and solar plexus) to carry on their normal function of energizing the body automatically, so that the digestive apparatus and the reproductive system and certain aspects of the nervous mechanism can carry forward their work.
According to this theory, the majority of people live "below the diaphragm" and the life force is centered in the purely animal and sensory life; the sex life and the emotional life are dominant, and all the force flowing into and through the sacral center and the solar plexus go to the stimulation of certain physiological and lower psychical processes.
As man evolves, however, the direction of the force changes. We have seen that the force is dual, being partially life force and partially soul force, one expressing itself through the blood and the other through the nervous system.
The life force aspect continues to carry forward its function of vitalizing and empowering all  the organs and structures of the body, but the soul force, hitherto relatively quiescent, begins to turn upwards. The soul force in the center at the base of the spine is carried to the head via the spinal canal, passing through each center in turn, gathering increasing soul energy at each point.
The psychological effects of this transfer of consciousness are interesting. When the soul is "enthroned" (as the scientific Oriental books put it) in the head, it attracts upward to itself, through the power of its magnetism, the force latent at the base of the spine.
Thus is produced the complete blending of spiritual energy and the force in matter itself through the attractive energy of the soul. This is what is meant by the arousing of the Kundalini power and it should be done by the magnetism of the dominant soul, but by meditation, and not on a specific center, but by taking no thought. "take no thought for your life"
It is interesting also to note another claim made by students of the Ageless Wisdom. When man has reached a fairly high state of evolution the throat center is functioning and he is beginning to take his place in the work of the world; he has a definite output in some field of world activity. His personality then may be regarded as organized, and he can be deemed to have reached his maturity.
The psychologists tell us that the pituitary body is the seat of the emotional and mental characteristics. In one lobe the reasoning mind has its seat, whilst the other is responsible for the imaginative emotional faculties, and the power to visualize.
In man, with creative power, and, therefore, with a developed personality, the two lobes of the pituitary body are equal to the demand, and from them can be deduced the status of the material aspect, the mechanism through which the soul moves and expresses itself. This gland is concerned with the center between the eyebrows.
This center is negative to the center in the head which is responsive to the energy of the Soul. When through conformity to the outlined technique, the soul assumes control, energizes the head center and brings the pineal gland from an atrophied to a functioning condition as in the days of childhood, the positive aspect begins to play its part.
A relationship is set up between the negative center and its counterpart, the pituitary body, and the positive center and its counterpart, the pineal gland. As time proceeds, it is claimed, a magnetic field is set up, soul and body meet, the father and mother come into relationship and the soul is brought to the birth in the consciousness of man.
This is the birth of the Christ in the House of God, and the coming into being of the true man; of this the sex organs and their reproductive activities on the physical plane are the outer concretized symbol. The perversions of sex magic so widely prevalent are a distortion of this true spiritual union or fusion between the two centers of energy in the head, which are, in their turn, figurative of the relation between soul and body.
Sex magic relegates the process to the center below the diaphragm and to a relation between two persons on the physical plane. The true process is carried forward within a man's own nature, centered in the head and the relation is between the soul and the body, instead of between man and woman. man is the body and woman is the soul, the uniting of these two aspects of your being, is what is called sex magic, not real sex, but a mystical union of the physical and the spiritual.
“It will not do to preach Christ and Moses. It will not do to preach Joshua’s Long Day, with sun and moon poised in mid-heaven while he fought, and yet stultify our hearts with hopes of a Longer Day when even sun and moon will not be needed.
If the story of Eden and the Deluge, of Jericho and Joshua, are myths, and not literal facts, then, to the irrational mind (Christians), all that follows them is an empty husk, and truth, lost of those who foretold these things, can never be savingly and logically found in Christ and His apostles.”
The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.
This bit of information alone should prove that the Antichrist teaching is a myth; a fable. But will today's Christians believe it? According to 11 Thes 2 they will not, for verses 10 and 11 says, "because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved". "And "for this cause" God shall send them "strong delusion", that they should "believe a lie"."
They believe Myths as literal history because GOD sent them a strong delusion.
Delusions from the book of Mormon.
# When women are allowed to rule, everything goes to hell in a hand basket. 13:12
# God will "smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion" and "will discover their secret parts" since he doesn't like the way they dress and walk. 13:16-17
# Here is a clear prophecy of the future Mormon church: "And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach." 14:1
# After God "washed away the filth" from the women and killed the men, he set up "a cloud and smoke by day" and a "flaming fire by night." 14:4-5
The Yoga of Revelation
To be a Christian means to live the life of the Cosmic Christ. Specifically, it means to have direct experience of the Christ-consciousness of the Higher Self. This is the Christ in man referred, to by St. Paul.
To gain this experience we must:
(a) Follow the spiritual laws related to the Path of hastened spiritual evolution.
(b) Cease from the creation of adverse karma (wrong thoughts, words or deeds).
(c) Purify the physical body, emotions and mind.
(d) Become vegetarian (Gen. 1.29, 9.40) and give up drugs (apart from medicinal ed.), alcohol and smoking which are poisonous to the bodies.
(e) Meditate regularly and control thoughts.
(f) Actively attempt to develop an integrative mind by seeking Unity.
(g) Avoid the destructive analytic tendencies of the lower mind.
The olive tree and candlestick in Revelation (11.4) are symbols of your spine and Ida and Pingala. The seven lamps are the chakras or psychic centres. The Bible contains this knowledge in Chapter and Verse as is amply demonstrated in this volume. Why, therefore, do you not apply the teachings?
We must overcome the desire nature of the Lower Self and thus unite our consciousness with the Higher Self or Solar Triad.
If we can, in meditation, reach unity with the Monad (Father) through the Higher Self (Christ) then there is no further need for reincarnation because we have perfected our Soul qualities.
The Soul is a fragment of the Higher Self (Christ) temporarily encased in a physical body. It gains experience through a series of lives on Earth. These experiences or fruits are then taken up to the Higher Self and stored in the Causal Body (karana sharira).
Every thought word or deed of the Soul is recorded on the Akashic Records (Akasha being a supersensible essence which is the source of the Great Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water). This recording in the Book of Life is done by the Lords of Karma (the Lipika, or Thoth Hermes).
I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books (karmic records) were opened; and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life (you): and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works (meditation). (20.12)
Meditation is the work, and is called by other disciplines as the great work.
THE word OCCULT
"Occult" means "hidden," and refers to ancient knowledge that is purposefully written in a coded form, called mythology.
Christians believe that anything that is not in the Bible is considered Evil, and must be repressed, not read.
2,000 years of Christian censorship have tried, but failed to repress ancient occult knowledge , of which the very bible itself is qualified.
Lets have a look at the OCCULT (hidden knowledge)
Not to be confused with the word CULT.
A cult is what religion is!!!
OCCULT, represents truth and freedom, especially from them (religion)
REVELATIONS A DIVINE CRYPTIC CODE UNVEILED
The story that has caused so much fear, and complete misunderstanding, due to it's gross misinterpretation.
A SECRET revealed
Before we get to the interpretation, some commentary and understanding is necessary, for a better understanding.
We are going to approach this in a light hearted manner, even the writers that actually penned this book, were probably laughing amongst themselves, asking each other, do you think anybody will understand this stuff?
Do you think it will scare them or do you think they will actually understand the mythology we have written?
Can you hear them laughing?
The book of revelations is highly cryptic and steeped in symbolism.
IT IS NOT AN LITERAL ACCOUNT, OF THE END OF THE WORLD
WE can never know everything, because once you know everything, you will turn into a puff of smoke and evaporate.
Revelation is not a book about a future event at all. It's not a prophesy of the "end of time."
Revelation describes the process of becoming "enlightened." A lot of accepted false perceptions have to die before this enlightenment happens.
Revelation is a symbolic story about the struggles we will have when we enter in to meditation. It's about the spiritual struggles between our divine nature and its opposite, our selfish ego nature. It's about the struggle with principalities in heavenly (spiritual) places as opposed to the lower ego mind.
The book uses symbols that were introduced in earlier books of the bible to talks about our spiritual struggles. Paul wrote about those 'principalities' in Ephesians saying our battle was not against flesh and blood.
In other words these struggles are WITHIN you.
We will borrow a little insight from Mr. Cayce
Edgar Cayce said the following: The Bible is the symbolic account of the fall and restoration of the human soul to its divine origins. Genesis is the symbolic testimony of humanity's fall from heaven and paradise lost. Revelation is the symbolic testimony of humanity's restoration to heaven and paradise found.
And he's exactly right.
This vision contains a tremendous amount of symbolism; the same kind of symbolism one would see in a dream, a vision of the spirit world. In fact, the Book of Revelation contains the same symbolism found in the symbols in the Daniels dream, as well as the books like the Bhagavad Gita, and other myths.
All Biblical dreams, such as those of Joseph, Gideon, Daniel, Paul, and Peter, are very symbolic and therefore had a hidden spiritual meaning rather than a literal interpretation of the symbols. Such is the case with the Book of Revelation.
There was no one named John living in the Middle East in the biblical days, neither Peter, Paul nor Mary.
These are simply English equivalents of the original Greek names.
Note at the beginning of the book, it says John was in the spirit, now this is significant for many reasons, one of which has been made clear from researchers of late, and that is that there are many references to drugs in the bible, mandrakes, wormwood, magic mushrooms and other plant enthogens.
It is not a stretch to say that who ever exactly came up with this tripped out vision was stoned, gives a whole new meaning to being stoned in the bible, doesn't it?
This person or persons were also in meditation, this is where all these fantastic bible stories have their origin, in the darkness of meditation, while on some type of enthogen, the pineal gland of the brain while in darkness actually secretes an illegal drug called DMT.
JOB "I have seen god face to face and I call this place Peneil (pineal). The pineal gland of the brain.
The Pineal gland secretes DMT while in the darkness of meditation.
While in meditation, someone’s mind becomes open to his subconscious mind and his super conscious mind.
The seven churches and the seven seals, represent the seven spiritual centers (i.e., chakras) of the body where the physical, mental and spiritual forces all come together.
Ezekiel’s wheels are also representative of the chakras, not a UFO encounter, but it is an alien.
The super conscious mind within John, tells him that anyone who can regain control of these spiritual centers within their bodies can access the super conscious mind and never need to reincarnate again Rev 3;12, Here is a table of the symbols:
Cayce's references to the Christ, the Christ consciousness and the Mind of Christ has little to do with the personality known as Jesus. Cayce revealed that Jesus became the Christ, a full manifestation of the Christ consciousness, the perfect union of the human with the divine.
It is God's desire for all of humanity to become Christ’s (or Buddha’s if you live in the East). Such a condition will truly bring the Kingdom of God to the earth. Cayce revealed that the Book of Revelation is the symbolic story of how humanity in general (and a human in particular) attains this manifestation of the divine.
"And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite ." Dan 2:44
These lower kingdoms are within you.
If two grown men were debating the existence of the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. One of them believes it, like REALLY REALLY believes it, and the other, well he grew out of it long ago. It would be difficult to relate to a 40 or 50 year old man who still believes in the Easter Bunny, woudn't it? You would think that if he still believes that, then he is a bit more gullible or not quite as apt as you are. Now, I dont mean this in an offensive way, it isnt mean to be an attiude of superiority or arrogance with any malice or ill intent.
George Carlin summed it up this way: "Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac."
Heaven and Hell
Our brain does produce the 'reality' we live in, but have you ever thought about what makes some real, think about it. Isn't it feelings (mind) and emotions, that's what I thought made something real. You and I are both here on the face of the Earth.
We are in the same place, you could be my next door neighbour but I might be going through some harsh times and only seen the negative in life, which would in turn make my reality a 'living hell' and you on the other hand are in love, just got married, are about to have a child and your feelings or reality are completely different than min. You are feeling good, but we are in the same environment, we are less than 50ft away from each other and you're feeling wonderful and I'm 'living in hell'.
Isn't it all on how you feel that makes your reality? The way you look at the world, I didn't know that was what 'hologram' meant.
There are 190 countries in the world, and the us has bases in 130 of them.
No matter how far you dive into the atom, you cannot find the "undividable essence", it's like an endless fractal with no final substance! Same outer-space, Hubble keeps finding "1000's of galaxies" in "empty regions of space".
Fractals outward, and inward, endlessly also!
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
So above, so below
Religion has done a lot in fact everything, to taint the message of a creator force , call it God if you like, not little god as in the religious lord sense of a little white haired old man watching us and judging us and condeming most of us to hell fire because even though he is love and forgiveness as jesus his supposed son preached , not everyone is swallowing the churches lies, or following the christian way of persecution lies and killing in the name of this loving god ! the churches lies have distorted universal truths and wisdom and changed and twisted so much of history to suit their own political agenda that many a poor soul has indeed been destroyed.
Thankfuly we have many researchers and people who have brought this to light over and over. Christians esp have been duped into worshipping the opposite of what they think they are worshipping, remember jesus is called the morning star and so is lucifer they are one and the same.
A clever ploy is it not, but it has worked and now christians , instead of looking into their history and the ludicrous nature of religious depravity and control exerted over them and by them in the name of this being , and getting some help to free themselves from these poorly constructed overlapping fairytales , which limit their spirit and life enjoyment not to mention taking all responsibilty for life away from them and placing the blame for all badness on the devil and all goodness on god or jesus or the morning star or lucifer ( the father and i are one , remember , you cant have it both ways.)
Religious people get all hot under the collar and whine about antichristian sites. Its simple really , they are too afraid to look at the truth because then they would have to admit they have been duped and let go of beliefs and rituals long drummed into them and their psyches , and take responsibililty for their own lives behaviour and thoughts .
I am sure we all have friends who are catholic or protestant or whatever , I know I do , I feel for them as they have a lot of conditioning and fear to break through. But none the less all religions are man made cults , used for control and domination , not worship and spiritual guidance.
Just because you were born into a cult (religion) doesnt mean you have to die in one. free your mind heart and soul before it is too late. anti religious people do not hate or wish evil , but they do not tolerate the lies and myths of religion to be paraded as truths and control mechanisms, and are trying to wake people up to the evils of organized religion.
The vatican is the single worst force for evil inthe world today. and for any smug protestants out there, you should know that the vatican has ultinate authority over the entire christian church , dont believe me? check it out .
RELIGION JUST SAY NO!
The waters of life
Rejecting the lower, egoic worldview for the higher, transcendent worldview amounts to having the faith that enables and permits you to walk on water without sinking. This is a Cruciform worldmodel one now holds; one has been shaped by the Holy Spirit into the form and likeness of the deity (Christ, Jesus, godman, god, God, immortal).
One has had the childself burned away in the flames of purgatory, and is now sinless enough to enter Heaven and walk in righteousness in the kingdom of God, performing miracles like walking on water, being a "believer in Christ" and having strong "faith in Jesus". These ideas have direct equivalents in other religions. I have a shrine-picture of Kwan Yin holding a krater (small ceremonial cup) of the drink of the gods, riding a dragon on the raging sea.
The raging sea is the emotional nature that wells up in us all from time to time, when we allow the moon god to come into our wholly temple.
The storms are within.
The stroms arise because of Tubalcain
Who is Tubal and Tubalcain in the bible?
He is none other than the stubborn brutish lower left carnal mind.
tu'-bal (tubhal, tubhal; Septuagint Thobel, Codex Alexandrinus in Ezek 39:1, Thober): As the text stands, Tubal and Meshech are always coupled, except in Isa 66:19 (Massoretic Text) and Ps 120:5. In the former passage Tubal is yoked with Javan; in the latter Meshech occurs in 120:5 and Kedar in 120:6. In Gen 10:2 parallel, they are sons of Japheth. In Ezekiel (27:13) the two are mentioned as exporters of slaves and copper, as a warlike people of antiquity (32:26), in the army of Gog (38:2 ff; 39:1).
It's the slave mind on the alchemist metal Copper
You are, right always, living at the time of revelation, Apocalypse, and the fulfillment of prophecy. Let there be no doubt. You stand at the edge of the Abyss. What are those shadows that crowd around you? They are the unintegrated aspects of your own psyche, projected into material form. The word "Apocalypse" means "uncovering" – and in these last clock ticks of this world age, all must be revealed, uncovered, so that all can be known.
You must prepare the vehicle for your higher self. Use it preciously.
"Reality," as you currently experience it, is something like a waking dream. It is a projection, or let us say an interface, disguising deeper and more intensified levels of being and knowing. For those who are ready and willing, the doors to those other levels stand open.
Those who have expended their lives in the pursuit of egocentric and material gains – without courage or originality, without fighting for human freedom or the preservation of the planetary environment – will also receive the rewards that they deserve.
The materiality of your universe is a solid-state illusion. What is this universe? It is a poem that writes itself. It is a song that sings itself into being. This universe has no origin and no end.
I resonate, at the same time, with the essence of Islam. Islam means submission, surrender, to the will of God – a more polite way of saying this is "Go with the flow." But either formulation is correct. Whatever you do, in fact, resist as you think you might, you are always submitting to God’s will. So why not give the process your joyful assent?
I am in complete harmony, as well, with the Tibetan tradition of Dzogchen. Ultimately, there are no entities – there is neither being, nor nonbeing. From the perspective of nondual awareness, samsara is nirvana. The Apocalypse, the Kali Yuga, the Golden Age – these are all states of mind.
Hell is a state of mind. When you eliminate fear and attachment, when you self-liberate, you attain the Golden Age.
This universe spontaneously self-organizes into higher levels of consciousness and wisdom. Underlying all are great cosmic entities or vibrational fields, alternately at play or at rest. Not satisfied with mere enlightenment, the god-form Quetzalcoatl still seeks to puzzle out the workings of these deeper forces – hence the reason for his return to our realm. He and his kind have been granted this world for their continued exploration – made with loving reverence – of the many layers of galactic intelligence, cosmic illusion, daemonic beauty, and telluric transformation. All are invited to participate with them.
The current transition is, simultaneously, a return to origin. The original matrix of this new world reality is the ecstatic limitlessness of your own being. This world – any world – is the ground for a certain level of being. What manifests outward from the ground of being is freedom in time, and freedom from time.
My "doctrine" is not transcendent, but immanent. It is not "somewhere out there." It is here and now. The task of human existence is to transform the Earth, to reconcile spirit and matter in this realm. We go deeper into the physical to reach the infinite. As there are no conceivable limits to this task, God, in His greatness, has granted us a project that is without limit and without end.
Thinking is a part of reality. Thought generates new potentials and possibilities of manifestation. Thought changes the nature of reality. Thought changes the nature of time. As a philosopher, I naturally deify the goddess principle. I venerate Sophia, deity of wisdom, who clothes God’s thoughts in material form, and worship Shakti, the electric current of sexual energy that powers the universe.
Those who prefer to reject all of this out of hand are welcome to do so. In the Qabalah, the virtue one seeks to establish on the "Earth Plane" is discrimination. It is up to the individual to find his way through the ideas presented here – of course he is entirely free to ignore them altogether.
But be forewarned: The End of Time approaches. The return of Quetzalcoatl, Buddha, Jesus, kali, Zeus and all saviours foreshadows the imminent closing of the cycle and the completion of the Great Work.
Now is the time to be in your meditations (gret Work), this is the hour, to become the Alchamest.
All Ideas that are Created in our Solar System originate in the Sun, which is the Center of the morphogenic field of Ideation for our Solar System. This is why the evolvement of Man from the Idea of Mankind in the Sun out through the Seven Spheres of Creation and into the world of form, and then His return back through the Spheres into the Sun, is called Solar Evolution.
Understanding the Idea of Creation and the Identity of God, discussed in the previous chapter, sets the stage for the "Coming of Man" through Solar Evolution. In the evolution of Nature, the growth rings are produced and the cycles continued according to the seasons of the species.
With Mankind, the growth rings are indicated by years and the embodiment is completed when the null point has been reached. This is why everything in Nature and everyone in Mankind seem to "live" through the allotted life-span and then "die." But, in-stead of "living" and "dying," they are repeating the expression and voidance phases of the cycle of Creation.
When the light (GOD) particle is divided, electricity is formed. Electricity is the force that propels the one Universal Energy of Desire. The two pairs of opposite conditions are always equal in electrical potential and are always unbalanced in equilibrium. If they were balanced, there would be no Motion. This is what causes Motion in matter - the perpetual(stadige) exchange of electrical potential at the null point - expression and voidance, action and reaction.
Matter is divided Light in Motion. All bodies are divided Light in Motion. The energy of Desire drives the unbalanced opposite conditions to seek balance and rest - the expression phase of the cycle seeks balance at the null zone in the fulcrum point - the voidance (tomme) half of the cycle finds rest in the zero Motion of the inert gases that bound all light waves.
When the Idea of Mankind is projected from the Stillness of Ideation into the Motion of light waves, each individual is given a White Fire Body having the form of a perfect circle of Light. (som Martinus kaller evighetslegemet?). Thought always expresses in the light waves as circles.
With the division of the White Fire Form into two opposite conditions, each half of this Light Body manifested as an individualized "I AM Presence" in the Heart of the Great Central Sun.
The Central Sun is the Universal Center for our Galaxy. Those individuals who chose to divide the original White Fire Body, composed of the Whole Circle, are twin rays. One part of the compliment manifests the masculine nature of Deity', -guddommem- while the other, the Feminine aspect.
Because the Idea of Mankind is projected into the light wave in the image of God, the individual is endowed (skjenket) with all of the Personality' aspects of Creation. He is a simulation of the Creator in Motion.
His mind is an extension of Universal Mind in action. Universal Mind KNOWS in Motion only what Mankind experiences. This is the purpose of individualization - to experience in Motion what God images in Stillness.
After the choice has been made to remain an individual and to continue through the seven spheres of Cosmic development, each entity is given an electronic keynote and a name. The keynote is a vernier symbol or seal embedded in the Permanent Atom of each individual and is registered in the Akashic Records of the Great Clock as the Cosmic Identity of that Personality'.
This is how the soul establishes, records and maintains each individual's Causal Body, characteristics and master cedes as he ventures (våger) through the seven spheres of Creation, and tetrahedron.
Also, if he chooses to embody on the physical plane, the Soul uses the individual's keynote to direct the design and structure of the physical body and to record the action and reaction of his Creative cycles.
Theory of creation of the universe: A 9th century Hindu scripture, The Mahapurana by Jinasena claims that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without beginning and end.
May there be peace in the sky, may there be peace in mid region, may there be peace on earth, may there be peace in the waters, may the medicinal plants be peaceful, may the forest be peaceful, may there be peace in gods, may Brahma be peaceful, may all the creation be peaceful, may there be peace and peace only, may such peace come to us.
But my name is chord, play a chord, strike a chord, all of life is dynamic never still, except for Center, the center is where you are at anyone time, you must be moving, but at the ame time be still. Wisdom of the gods.
Salvation is to be regarded as that spiritual state associated with Enlightenment, or degrees leading up to it, as in the case of man. The key for those wishing to hasten this process of upliftment and freedom is very simple.
It is difficult although simple, and yet attempts should be made as there is nothing accomplished without its beginning. When an individual achieves that which is Enlightenment, there is some perception of Truth and inner knowledge of The Oneness from which All derives.
This becomes a small step to Universal freedom. Another light has been lit, illuminating that which is The Group Soul compounding the whole of humanity. Asked how this individual transmutation can be hastened, my feeling of ignorance and inadequacy forbids any specific answer. The age-old exhortation of The Masters of Yoga and past Avatars, who have tried to educate us in this matter from remotest antiquity, has to suffice: “Know Thy Self .”
The methods are various, and are basically founded in the metaphysics of Yoga as means for developing the ability to meditate, thereby subjugating that which is our personality and basic self-interest to become united with the higher level of consciousness which lies in potential within us all.
From this, you will perceive the idea of self-sacrifice and concern for others in unselfish service. This is Karma Yoga, the most powerful Yoga in these days. If you read The Twelve Blessings, it becomes apparent that Salvation is a theme central to it, and it is a tribute to those who sacrifice their Salvation on our behalf.
Worship is Actually Meditation
There isn't any EGO tistical all powerful God that needs petty humans groveling at it's feet, you will be in the way.
Great store is held in the minds of religious teachers of the importance of worship. Whether it is the worship of a Hindu Deity or the One God, it is of doubtful value in terms of getting enlightenment. In my opinion, IT does not want your worship.
What IT can be perceived as wanting, if you like, is some effort to show Love in action towards fellow men and to Nature, that act begins in meditation, one must first remove the log in his own eye, before he can remove the log in anothers.
The recognition of The Supreme Deity is also better achieved by Gratitude for Life and experience. There is only one prayer you need and it is, “Thy Will Be Done,” and feel it when you say it. There is a universal and never-ending Blessing in the Love which is pouring through all manifestation. Our problem is not having accepted fully this tremendous power. We have closed off our minds by the strictures of the written word, and by being concerned with accumulating symbols of wealth.
When you send thoughts of thankfulness and love to Logos of the Sun, and repeat this every time you awake to another day, you are worshipping in the most effective way. When there is effort to realise your essential Oneness with IT, you are exciting the activity of your Soul, and herein lies the virtue and merit of Yogic practice. Singing hymns, and mouthing prayers in Church every Sunday, may make you feel good in church and forms a worthy social exercise, but do not register with the God's above and below..
It is because of this inherent danger that mystical traditions refuse to give it to the masses. The secrecy was to protect the immature and naïve; you had to be an old soul, or at least forty years of age. Also, to provide maximum attention and care, they would only share the fire mysteries with one individual at a time, per teacher.
The aborigines stayed years with initiates to get them through safely. It’s about getting down into the core of our problems. Any medical, emotional, financial disturbances we are now experiencing stems from a core issue reflected as a medical, emotional, financial image.
It means going through a door we don’t know exists. It requires digging and pushing through the dark to find that door. It can feel claustrophobic, dark, eerie. But when we find that door - and break it open - on the other side is our personal heaven.
Today, take a risk and open your heart to a trusted friend. Tell them things about yourself you’ve never dared tell anyone before. Make yourself vulnerable and allow the Light to rest on those darkened parts of your consciousness where your door is hiding.
In alchemy, the entrance into the subconscious is represented by the entrance into caves, by reports of travels to the underworld, or strange parts of the world. Another important representation is the king who is taking a bath.
The consciousness is the king, and the bath or bath water is the subconscious.
By bathing, he enters into the subconscious. In alchemical terms he is being permeated by the water (aqua permanens) or quicksilver of his own feminine. Anyone who claims to perform alchemy, yet remains biased toward patriarchal values, lies to themselves.
Another symbol is the ‘coniunctio’ (conjunction) or ‘conceptio’ (conception), which primarily takes place in water, in a spring or a fountain. The queen then represents the feminine water, the subconscious.
Ezekiel digged a hole in a wall in the Bible, this is looking into one's own subconscious content, and it's full of abominations, creepy things and flying things.
Primitive people performed their initiations in darkness or under the ground, like in caves. In Egypt, initiations were performed in the pyramids or in underground crypts of the temples. In Persia it was mostly in caves, with native Indians it is special huts.
The Mythras mysteries were conducted in temples built underground. The initiation itself was symbolized by the penetration of the belly of the Great Mother, or of the body of a sea monster or wild animal.
In Greek mythology, Orpheus descended into the Hades, to look for Eurydice (symbol of his lost soul). The Indian god Krishna descended into the hells to look for his six brothers (the six chakras, Krishna being the crown chakra). There is a legend, that after his death, Jesus descended into the realm of Satan to save the soul of Adam (the pure man).
Going into the subconscious also means to go into the collective consciousness we all share. In Greek mythology there was Tartaros, a name originally used for the entire underworld.
Tartaros is the psychic world deep in man, where all those nasty emotions reside, like the lust for murder and destruction; thirst for blood, fear, hate, revenge; the lust for power, melancholy and so on.
It is not easy to admit to oneself, but they all reside in ourselves. Because we don’t like it, we have cut ourselves off from being aware of this dark realm. We have repressed all our dark emotions into this deep realm of Tartaros. This is the heritage of man, dating from ancient times.
The task of man is to feel and be responsible for all his emotions, not to repress them, but to change and transmute them into higher feelings.
Repression chains man to the very objects of repression, but purification will transmute them to positive elements, bringing him closer to his true essence. So long as we do not take up the Great Work, pain and misery will disturb our lives. We have to face the mythical monsters in the depths of our subconscious and shed light on them.
As they are part of being human, we cannot discard them, but we can control them, master them, learn from them, and transform them into servants of the Divine. The monsters are not monsters by themselves. They are just characteristics of human nature which have become distorted. We can rectify them and make them shine in their original beauty.
This task is not for the would-be initiate. It is only for the brave who dare to face the darkness of the soul. Many will fail in their courage and return home, look back and turn into a pillar of salt.
Thus the pilgrim is not going on an easy path, as the world of pleasure is not his anymore. He has chosen the path of Arete (goddess of Virtue), leading him through many dangers and difficult paths, in solitude and starvation, but eventually he becomes immortal. He who will lose life, will gain it.
Before the rise of modern science, strong distinctions between fact and fantasy, or between religion and science, were not drawn. Thus, there was no "natural science", as we understand it today.
Though inquiry may have dealt with the properties of matter and its manipulation, these properties were presumed to have abstract and spiritual dimensions which are not observable or measurable. So alchemy was science and mysticism in one; and while its factual basis has been surpassed by modern science, its mystical and spiritual aspects remain.
The "Great Work" pursued by alchemists was the production of the Hidden Stone (the pineal gland) and using it to convert themselves to gold or silver.
It was considered that any metal which was not gold or silver, simply contained too much "impurity."
Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except faults, so he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. Alan Watt
By thought I mean the chattering inside the skull; perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of calculations, and symbols going on inside the head.
For as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs, such as money, stocks and bonds, title deeds, and so forth.
This is a disaster. Time to wake up.
Alan Watts (1915-1973)
In all ages, in all lands, there have been those who seek truth. This seeking is an individual's search for something more than self, and much more than the confines of this worldly system. It is the seeker, who understands there is more than what meets the eye, who is not afraid and makes the choice to go into the unknown. The process of awaking has begun, the discovery is underway.
2010 - Alan Watt -
A Course in Deprogramming
*Caution* A free thinking, free spoken mind at work. Sorry if that pisses you off.
"To admit that my atrocities are wrong would be To admit that I am bound by the moral fibers of theists."
In the interview Carey discusses how he has been changed by the attitude of advanced forgiveness. He mentions the title of a book. While I was looking for a pen to scratch down the name of the book I stopped to listen to what he also said about the soul of a person being the true identity of ourselves and the body merely a means for communication and interaction.
The Name of the Book is "A Course in Miracles"
the soul of a person being the true identity of ourselves and the body merely a means for communication and interaction
Is the Catholic church evil? you be the judge.
Here is part of the Jesuit oath:
I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver, but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope.
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth, and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and the wombs of their women and crush their infants heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.
That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus. - Edwin A Sherman, The Engineer Corps of Hell; or Rome's Sappers and Miners, Private subscription, 1883, pp. 118-124.
If this doesn't horrify the Roman Catholics and make them as sick to the stomach as it would make the rest of us, then nothing will.
And from the great old Egyptian Book of the Dead we take just one passage among scores: "Lo, I come from the Lake of Flame, from the Lake of Fire, and from the field of flame, and I live."
And again, from an old Book of Adam and Eve we quote a great passage in which the Lord says: "I made thee of the light, and I wished to bring out children of the light from thee." If only we had been taught by our religious teachers that our spiritual natures are woven and fabricated of solar light, we should have had a clearer apprehension of our potentialities for divine education.
Who is this King of Glory?--says the Psalmist. And we are exhorted to lift up the aeonial gates, the age-lasting doors, to let the King of Glory enter into our realm. The King of Glory is the Sun-soul within us, raised in his final perfection in the fulness of Christly stature to the state of magnificent effulgence. The King of Glory is the immortal Sun-god, the deity in our hearts; and when at last he blazes forth in the heyday of his glory, and comes in majesty into our lives, then we behold his glory, as of the alone-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
And when he appears to those still sitting in the shadow of darkness, they report that "they have seen a great light, and to those that sat in the valley of darkness did the light shine." And this light, seen ever and anon by some illuminated son of man, as he gropes in the murks of incarnation, is truly "that light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world."
And when that light shineth clearer and brighter unto the perfect day, then, indeed, we know of a surety that we ourselves are nucleated of that same glorious essence of combined intellect and spirit. Then we know that we ourselves are the Sun-gods, and that the ancient allegory is not a "myth," but the very essence of our own Selfhood.
Hades is the earth plane for the god
The ancient scriptures talk about the soul being trapped in the prison of the body. But the way out is not to disdain the body and seek a life of pure spirit."We can not escape our obligation to the animal who is lending us his body for our own advancement.We came hither to transfigure these brute bodies."(22)
What has to be done is the the physical has to take second place to the spiritual, not the other way around. We have bodies for a reason, and that is to learn and experience life, to read and communicate with other light beings in coats of animal skins, we are here to be co-creators.
The main problem is that few realize that they are NOT the physical body, but the light in the body, when the physical body dies, the light/you do not die, you get another body to take up residence in. One round of your soul in the physical realm, accomplishes nothing, how could it? many Many, maybe thousands of rounds in bodies, then the soul/light that you are can begin to purify itself and become egoless, that is the goal.
You cannot come to god as EGO, you must decrease, so that you can get to heaven, the highest state or god consciousness.
According to Plato and the ancients, hades was not a place of punishment for departed human souls. It is this earth, which is the death of the divine soul. The gods came to die so that we mortals might live."Death" is a transition from one state to another.When humans have the right understanding, they can birth the god and thus uplift earthly existence.
As long as people are ignorant of their divine purpose, the gods are dead, and this earth has become hades or the underworld to the gods. When we awaken to the divine soul within, we bring it to life, and in the words of St. Paul "Death is swallowed up in victory."
Hell as a place of punishment in an after-life is simply a teaching of repression, widely used by the Churches. A just God does not deal out eternal punishment. The worst "punishments" we face are in this life. If we do not nurture the divine soul here and now, we punish ourselves by not achieving our true potential.
Weighed in the balance
An understanding of the ancient wisdom gives a correct understanding of Judgement.Judgement occurs here and now on this earth plane of existence.
"Neither above man with the angels, nor below him with the beasts, does moral responsibility reside. It inheres solely in the kingdom of man, who is poised, the only creature in evolution so placed, on the two arms of the balance between mind and matter.
Man on the horizon is not only nailed on the cross of matter; he is being weighed on the scales of the balance, to see if his heart is so spiritualized as to be light as a feather!Man's heart against a feather, and his fate hanging thereon."(23)
The view that there is a once only Day of Judgement, to occur at an unknown time, abrogates human responsibility. It can cause unjustified fear, or a "drink and be merry tomorrow we die" approach to life. The symbolism of the ancient scriptures shows that man is the author of his destiny and is judged by his own actions. The ball is squarely in the court of man, and he must take responsibility for his actions.Humans can no longer afford to pass the moral buck.
The meaning of "satan" and sin
The divine soul "falls" to earth and incarnates in human beings. This is Lucifer, the light bringer, coming to earth. The divine soul becomes trapped in the animal body, and it is very easy for it to be overwhelmed by the animal nature.
When then happens it becomes brutish and beastial or "satanic". This is the true meaning of the Beast 666 or Satan. But Christianity created a being of pure evil called "Satan". It's a perpetual puzzle to Christians why the all powerful God tolerates absolute evil.
But it is a problem created by Christians themselves. God is absolute, beyond good and evil."Good" and "evil" are terms that apply to the human plane of existence. This view does not advocate moral relativism or an "anything goes" attitude. Killing, stealing, lying and so on are wrong and not to be advocated. Holding a view of the existence of absolute evil leads to the persecutions and intolerance that are all too prevalent in Christian history.
The divine soul needs the animal nature in order to progress. It needs an opponent to wrestle with so that it can develop its powers. William Blake wrote: "Without Contraries is no progression" (Marriage of Heaven and Hell). Christianity does not understand this dynamic process, and thereby makes it virtually impossible for the divine soul to achieve its evolutionary task.
No historical Jesus
"The Vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my Visions Greatest Enemy" (William Blake)
It is important to go beyond the idea of an historical Jesus so that we can get to the real meaning of Christianity and the ancient wisdom. There is no hard proof of any works that were written when Jesus was supposed to be alive. God was supposed to have appear as a man 2,000 years ago, yet no one bothered to write a thing about it at the time! Paul (c.3-c.64-68AD) makes no mention of an historical Jesus, and if anyone was to do so you expect it to be Paul.
As Christianity was the religion for the Age of Pisces, it is not surprising that its origins are surrounded in mystery. Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, throws its mystifying veil over things. (An historical saviour is for the uninitiated masses, while the initiates know that the Christ is within.Christianity sowed confusion by losing the distinction between inner and outer teachings.)
The Logos is the infinite force that upholds the galaxies of countless solar systems and carries on their evolution. If the tiniest billionth of such a mighty force were infused somehow into the body of a man on this earth it would burn him to a crisp in a second."
There is no problem in proving the existence of various people from ancient times, such as Plato, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, and so on. Why should there be a problem in proving the existence of one greater than these? Because there is so much controversy over an historical Jesus we are entitled to approach the question with a healthy skepticism.Kuhn makes the telling observation that the further away we get from the alleged Jesus, the greater is claimed to be the knowledge of him.
This is the reverse in cases of historical people. Real people are best known during their own lives, and as time passes memories fade and facts get distorted. In the first century Jesus was an airy and ethereal figure, yet centuries later people could describe his appearance, moods and motives in meticulous detail!One is entitled to probe the alleged historical reality.
Christian scriptures were based on the ancient wisdom, then the Christians destroyed the original manuscripts to hide the true origins of their creed.
Gerald Massey in Ancient Egypt the Light of the World has shown that the story of Jesus is a retelling of the story of Horus, the prototype saviour god.This prototype had different names throughout the ancient world. The name Jesus can be traced to the Egyptian Iusa, which means God the son, the prince, the heir.
There are some twenty or more figures bearing the name Jesus (Joshua, Jesse, Hosea, Isaiah, Isaac, Esau, Josiah, Joash,Jehoaz, Job, Jonah, Joel and others) in the Old Testament and outside of it. Pictures of Jesus as a young bearded man clearly originate from Serapis, a Graeco-Egyptian saviour god.Blavatsky has shown that Chrestian was the name given to initiates in ancient Greece, long before the advent of the religion called Christianity.
The Christian mystic Anna Kingsford (1846-1888) has made a most pertinent comment on the historicity of Christ:
"Religion can never depend for its facts and its hopes on historical data. These, in the very nature of things, are always questionable, and become more and more difficult to verify as the transit of centuries removes us from the epoch to which they alone are related. The real events of religion are not of this world; its kingdom is interior; its acts are all spiritual and essential.
We ' must be born again' into another sphere, upon anothe plane, converted from the material to the immaterial, before we can apprehend heavenly things."(The Perfect Way, or the Finding of Christ by Anna (Bonus) Kingsford and Edward Maitland, 4th ed. 1909,p.345)
The assassination of President Kennedy shows how hard it is to verify historical events. This event happened only in 1963, within the memory of millions.His actual shooting was captured on film.Films and photos by various people at the scene have surfaced.Despite modern means of communication available at the time,such as television, newspapers, radio and telephones, there is still great dispute over who shot the President.
Millions of words have been written and spoken about the shooting, yet there is no general agreement as to who was responsible and what the real facts are.Some are convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald did it by himself, while others are equally convinced that there was a conspiracy behind it.When there is so much disagreement over a modern event, how can anyone know for certain about an alleged occurrence 2,000 years ago?
ignorance and a desire to pander to the masses by Christianity caused the ancient wisdom to be distorted. I would argue that this distortion had to occur to meet the requirements of the Age of Pisces. Faith and belief are features of Pisces.
Christianity had to promote impossible events in order to activate faith and belief over reason.Instead of interpreting the ancient mythos symbolically, the Christians took the mythos literally. They believed in a literal virgin birth, in the breaking of the laws of nature, in corpses coming to life, and so on.Tertullian said "I believe because it is impossible." It is faith, not reason, that can accept impossibilities.
The power of the divine essence within is a truly liberating concept.It means that humans are masters of their destiny and cannot be belittled when the truth is known. We have to realize our divine nature.This is a noble and uplifting task.Political Christianity was hell-bent on placing people in religious bondage, therefore they did their utmost to destroy the ancient truth.
Christianity introduced the concept of sin to disempower the general population, and the Church monopolized all religious power. Thanks to writers such as Massey and Kuhn we can now understand the awesome truth of the ancient wisdom and expose the deceits of repressive Christianity. It is now the time to let the true light shine, and dispel eighteen centuries of superstition, idolatry and murky gloom.
The Church begins the Dark Age
In the 3rd century the rot set in when Christianity discarded it roots.People didn't rush to Christianity in droves as they tell you in Sunday school. There was a terror campaign to eliminate the ancient wisdom and force people to become Christians.
Thousands of temples and sacred groves were destroyed. Pagan worship was outlawed, often on pain of death.In 529 Emperor Justinian closed down the last school of philosophy. The Church of Rome ruled for over a thousand years. It was the Church which instigated the Dark Ages.We still have the legacy with us today in a totally distorted view of life.
There is still much discussion over the origins of Christianity.Little wonder, as some of the early fathers made things as murky as possible in order to hide the origins.Kuhn shows how Christianity began as a restatement of the ancient wisdom, then the teachings were terribly distorted.
The official four gospels were written by many hands, and the first time they were quoted was c.185AD by Irenaeus. Justin Martyr in 145-149 names no names nor gospels.Many works of Origen, an early Christian, were destroyed and later he was anathematized (i.e. cursed and excommunicated) In 391AD Christians burnt 700,000 scrolls from the 700 year old library at Alexandria. The Bible was closely guarded by the Church for 1,000 years.Even the Church of Rome today claims to possess sole truth.
The decisive change in the teachings was to banish the concept of the divine soul within all, and replace it with an historical figure called Jesus.People were taught to worship this non-existent Jesus instead of nurturing their own divine soul.
In one fell swoop the Church of Rome took the divine out of everyday life and this world. It turned a philosophy of liberation into a religion ofrepression and bondage. Noble and uplifting teachings were turned upside down and thoroughly perverted.
Humans were turned into abject sinners who had to grovel for forgiveness. The true ancient wisdom can still be deciphered in the Bible, using the keys supplied by Kuhn to read the symbolism.Whatever strengths Christian concepts have, such as the death and rebirth of the god, they are due to its pagan roots. Despite Christian distortions, the underlying pagan philosophy has strong appeal at a subconscious level.
Man's ties to the divine natural order were torn asunder. For example, in 1023 King Canute made it illegal to "worship" the sun, moon, stars, tree,waterways and stones.The consequences were appalling. The inhumanity and brutality of the "Christian" Churches over the last 1800 years has been well documented: the inquisitions of torture and killing, the "witch" burnings, sexism and sex repression, destruction of indigenous people and their cultures, and support of harsh ruling elites. Also the supression of knowledge and the promotion of superstition. The Church put man out of balance, with his own divine nature and the divine cosmos all around.
Marriage of the Bride and the Lamb
Once the god has incarnated in the human body, it is up to humans to realize the divine presence in this world and life. Kuhn explains the process this way:
"The whole course of evolution on earth is designed to perfect the individualized humans, who are the crown of animal development.This perfection comes through the spiritualization of the gross animal nature by the impacting upon it of currents of intellectual and spiritual forces which gradually refine the lower self.
When a certain degree of sublimation has been achieved the lower bodies become capable of affording free course to the influx of the higher influences, which then so transform the lower that a practical identity between the two is established.
"Greek mythology called it the union of Cupid and Psyche; in Egypt it was the embrace of Horus and Osiris; in Churchly language it is the marriage of the Bride and the Lamb. It was that welding at last in blissful harmony of the mortal and immortal elements. Of this ultimate union of male and female components, the body-soul with the spirit-soul, all marriage and sexual intercourse is only the outward sign and symbol.
"For its attainment the male and female natures in the individual must be 'married'; the centers below and those above the diaphragm must merge in interchange of activity.The wedding or welding of these two groups of energies will divinize human nature. For it will return man to his original androgyne state which obtained before the "fall" into physical generation, when he assumed the garb of the animal nature and put on the mask of personality."
In alchemy this process is called the chymical wedding, between the King (spirit) and the Queen (soul). Anna Kingsford in The Perfect Way writes of the marriage between the soul and spirit. Once the soul has become purified or virgin, union with the (holy) spirit produces the Christ within.
The german mystic Angelus Silesius wrote:
"Though Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, If not within thyself ,thy soul will be forlorn."
Matter is not evil
Christianity says our animal nature is evil and has to be punished. It says the flesh must be mortified. Many Eastern teachings also see the animal nature as being evil and they cultivate non attachment to the flesh and escape into a world of pure spirit. These views do not accord with the ancient wisdom, as explained by Kuhn:
"But some strange quirk of philosophic revulsion against the function and nature of matter militated later to cause theologians to deem it a blasphemy to give God a body, parts and divisions.
The mind could only be saved from defiling his purity by keeping him an empty abstraction. Unknowable and Absolute, he was to be kept ineffable. He was not to be dragged into the purlieus of mortal description, degraded into the semblance of a creation of man's low thought.
"But the astute Greeks kept the one without foregoing the other. They reverenced the One as beyond the reach of thought, yet portrayed his emanations in the field of manifestation. And they ranked themselves as his sons. They deemed it not dishonoring to deity to recognize his being in all things. They saw him in nature, and not as abstracted from nature. And they studied nature as the living garment of God's immanence."
"Then spirit must love matter, and matter spirit! Soul must love body and body soul! Man, intellectual and spiritual, must love the world of matter.The voice and hands of pious unintelligent religionism may fly up in horror at the philosophical determinations that spring immediately into view in the wake of the obvious dialectic.
And well they may, for, properly understood and held in a balanced rationale, the true envisagement of the elements of the problem enforces a view of these things that does indeed undo and reverse the poor twisted attitudes of orthodox befuddlement.
The first dawn of welcome sanity to break upon the dark night of centuries of pitiable error is this cock's crow of the resurrected voice of philosophy proclaiming once again that spirit does love matter."
"The symbolism of spirit as masculine and matter as feminine must be apprehended and rationalized as symbolism purely, and not tied to any reference to men and women in their personal identities.
It is as gross a folly to think that because spirit is typed by the king, a male, every man is therefore a lord of spiritual light, as it is to make the error which the world has come all too close to doing, that because matter is typified by goddesses and women figures, every woman is therefore sunk in material aims. The mind or soul in each is sexless."
"Orgies of historical asceticism, actuated by the overwhelming prepossession of the desirability of crushing the carnal self in the interests of the soul's purity, have been a pitiable delusion, drawing in their wake the sorrowful spectacle of self-mortification under the lash of misguided pietism.A proper philosophy would have erased or corrected the horror."
"Sin" is to be enslaved by matter and the animal nature, thus losing all sight of spiritual development. There is no inherent "badness" in matter and the animal nature. Man must become the master of his animal nature if he is to progress.
Symbolism in the Bible is explained
Myths express the deeper meanings of life and the cosmic drama. We need to move beyond the limited rationalist attitude which can only see a myth as an "invented story". Myths use symbolic language or allegory. Proclus stated that the creative mind, or Logos, has placed symbols throughout the world and implanted in souls the power to respond to these symbols.Nature around us and the heavens above speak to us in symbols. Symbols speak to our imagination and those parts of the psyche beyond left brain logic. Those who want to influence others, such as advertisers, know very well the power of symbols, and use them often.
In the third century Christianity repudiated its pagan parentage. The ancient wisdom contained powerful truths about life and the cosmic purpose which could not be ignored. No one can just start up a new religion from scratch. The ancient mythologies were rewritten, then taken literally - a sure way to sow ignorance and confusion. The Church took away from the people the concept of the Christ as the god within, trying to hide it with literalism .A symbolic reading of the scriptures exposes the deceits of the Church and restores the liberating truth .Some examples follow.
The virgin birth.It's hard to believe that God would create a universe operating under reliable laws ( the only way to make a universe), then go ahead and break these laws to impress the masses like a conjurer on television or at a childs' party. The virgin birth is a case in point.It can be traced to ancient Egypt where Isis, the great Mother, found she was pregnant with Horus on August 23, the day the sun enters the zodiac sign of Virgo.
How apt to designate the "conception" of the divine soul in matter with this symbolism. Virgo, an earth sign, is represented as a young woman holding an ear of wheat. In Egypt Virgo was called the "house of bread"(Beth-lehem in Hebrew). The god, symbolized by bread, is "food" for mortals.The human body, once it has been refined by the divine soul, gives birth to the Christ.
In the Egyptian mythos there are two divine sisters,Isis and Nephthys.An old source-name for Isis was Meri, basic for the Latin mare, the sea. The Egyptian plural of Meri was Merti.In Latin feminine form it became Mertae.In Hebrew it resolved into what was rendered in English as Martha.So even in the ancient Egyptian transaction there were present the two Maries, or Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus (Osiris).
Slaughter of the innocents. Sober reflection deems it impossible that Herod could have ordered the death of all male babes. As those of his friends and supporters would be included, it would be an act of political suicide. There is no historical evidence for such a slaughter, not even among the Talmud Rabbis who hated the memory of Herod.
There is a perfectly logical explanation.When the young, "innocent" divine soul comes into this world and the body it is under threat from the carnal nature.This event has been portrayed in many legends:as a babe Hercules was attacked by two serpents, which he destroyed; David fought the monster Goliath; St George and the dragon; Jack and the Giant. The alleged slaughter of the first- born in Egypt by order of the pharaoh was not historical, but another example of the same mythos.
The miracles are literalized spiritual myths and never objectively happened.The raising of Lazarus is a retelling of the rebirth of Osiris.The name Lazarus was derived from "Osiris" .Osiris, dies and is reborn as Horus.Christ walking on the water symbolizes the divine soul has subdued the lower nature.
Water commonly signifies the human passions.Turning water into wine means that the lower nature has been transmuted into the divine nature.A literal belief in "miracles" is pure superstition.Natural law works no end of miracles to make man wonder, such as the rain, snow, the ocean, fire, green leaf, bud, flower, seed, death and life from death ever renewed.
The fall.Any so called "fall" is that of the divine soul "falling" into matter.This is not a negative event but a necessary stage in cosmic evolution.Just as electricity needs a physical machine to realize its potential, the divine soul needs the human body as a vehicle for its realization on this earth. The divine soul had to leave its "Garden of Eden" or paradisiacal realm of existence in order to come to the earth. The "fall" of Adam and Eve is a crude patriarchal mythos, intended to justify sexism and repression.
Judas.A persistent theme of ancient religious writings is the two stages of the evolving god : incarnation and resurrection.This is reflected in the many twofold designations, such as Sut (or Set)-Horus, Horus the Elder-Horus the Younger, Cain-Abel, Jacob-Esau, and Judas-Jesus. As part of the ritual drama, the god is "betrayed" into entering matter.
Matter is the lowest level experienced by the god. After much struggle, the god is reborn to illuminate our earthly life.
Crucifixion and resurrection.The last twenty four hours of Christ can be well explained in terms of ritual drama.It is impossible for so many momentous events to have occurred in such a short time. The last supper, a walk to the Mount of Olives and return, a visit to Gethsemane and the various incidents that occurred, all in one night! Next day there are three trials, a verdict and the execution. The Gospels retell the ancient rituals of the incarnation and resurrection of the sun-god.
An effigy of Attis, the Christ of Western Asia, was tied to a tree then later burnt.Odin, a Norse god, was tied to a tree and wounded with a spear. Prometheus was chained to a rock on a Mount and tortured there. The Acts state twice that Christ was hung on a tree (5:30 ;13:29).Origen, an early Christian, says Christ was hung on a tree. Whether it is a tree, a rock or a wooden cross, the symbolism is quite clear: the god dies to enter matter.
The god rises in three days.Universally there is an initiatory period of three days. Jonah spent three days in the belly of a whale. It is common for the potential shaman to go on a vision quest for three days.Horus fought Set or Sut (matter) for three days.Christmas, the birth of the sun god, is three days after the winter solstice.
The importance of three days can be traced to the fact that this is the period when the moon is not visible, between the old moon and the new moon. The moon "dies" then is brought to life by the light of the sun. Three can also represent the three kingdoms of matter: mineral, vegetable and animal, the lowest levels experienced by the divine soul on the earth plane.
Armageddon and the second coming
In the context of the ancient wisdom the battle of Armageddon is the conflict between our animal and divine natures, taking place in the individual. Throughout the ages seekers on the path have reported their dark nights of the soul, their temptations, and other struggles to realize the divine presence. The divine soul has a battle on its hands in order to win victory over the forces of darkness in order to illuminate our life. The pearl of great price is not handed to us on a plate, we have to pay our dues and show that we are worthy to receive it. As William Blake has written:
"What is the price of Experience? do men buy it for a song?
Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price Of all that a man hath, his house, his wife, his children. Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none come to buy, And in the withered field where the farmer ploughs for bread in vain." (Vala or the Four Zoas)
Political Christianity got itself into a terrible muddle when it rejected the ancient wisdom. Instead of accepting the natural cycles of life and the cosmos, it saw time as a straight line. It could not accept natural change, so it proposed a cataclysmic "end of the world". Christ would then appear and the faithful flock would be saved. The misguided are still waiting for a "second coming".
The divine soul is ever coming. It can perpetually renew itself, entering the womb of matter, to be born again and again. We only have to look to nature to see that life continually renews itself: the life cycle of plants, the changing face of nature during the year and so on.Horus, the Egyptian Christ, says:"I am Horus, the Prince of Eternity". Jesus was with the Father before the foundation of the worlds.Horus calls himself "the persistent traveler on the highways of heaven,"and "the everlasting one."
Although it has been much distorted, the ancient wisdom is the foundation of Christianity. Christian holy days, such as Christmas and Easter, are based on the movements of heavenly bodies. These observances were taking place thousands of years before Christianity arrived on the scene. These days it is no secret that Christian festivals have a "pagan" origin.
Relevance of the ancient wisdom for today
The ancient wisdom not only explains the modern predicament but provides the answers we need.At no other period in history have humans been so engulfed in their animal nature as they are today. The basic material needs have come to dominate life, and various false "needs" have been created. The mass media stimulates the lower nature, and numbs the brain with time wasting entertainments.
Gross materialism has come to dominate society, causing mass alienation and blotting out awareness of higher values. Even mere infants are shamelessly exploited by advertisers and introduced to the consumer ethic by unwitting parents. Greed and selfishness have become the dominating values in society. Various social problems just keep multiplying, but attempted remedies don't get to the root of our problems.
We have lost touch with the divine soul that is within us.All around us is clear evidence of how low we sink when we don't nurture our divine soul.It is the task for each and everyone to bring to life the god and live with divine radiance. The choice before us becomes clearer day by day: do we continue to be dominated by the carnal nature, turning life into a misery? Or do we seize the time and develop our higher nature and live in illuminated godlike glory? No personal saviour will do the task.
Humans must roll up their sleeves and get cracking. We must pierce the cloud of darkness that hangs over us and evolve a life of love and peace. Most today don't even know what true life is like.Life is meant to be grand and glorious, full of love and wonder.We must reclaim our divine birthright and get a taste of the glories of true living
The way ahead
As the cosmic wheel turns and a new astrological age comes to pass, the appropriate symbols are formulated to express the spirit of the age.In the Age of Aries there was the Egyptian cult of Amun; the Hebrews had the Passover lamb; Jason sought the Golden Fleece.In Pisces fish symbolism abounded:the Christ as the Great Fish, the fishermen who became "fishers of men",fish symbols in the catacombs, fish as divine food, and so on.
The Avatar of the Age of Aquarius is the Waterbearer. With one pitcher he catches the divine "waters of life", and with his other pitcher he pours out these waters to revive a thirsting humanity. Aquarius is the completed man, an age when humanity can reach its full potential.Currently we are in the death throes of the old age. A birth is always painful, but we must press on and transform this life with new vision. We are the Avatars of the new age.
Mystification and confusion has been a feature of the Age of Pisces, with blind faith replacing reason. Neptune, ruler of Pisces, threw a veil over people's minds and blurred their vision. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is the Awakener.Aquarius is the sign of knowledge.Now is the time for a new awakening which will sweep aside the superstitions of the last 2,000 years.
We are now in a position to reclaim the true meaning of the ancient wisdom.People will regain the lost wisdom and walk tall again, proud to live in the company of gods and goddesses, proud to play their pivotal role in the magnificent cosmic drama.
We must relight the lamp of truth and let it shine throughout the land. The darkest hour is just before the dawn. The people are crying out for light and new life. A new day is dawning! Uranus will burst asunder the clouds of darkness that engulf us , releasing the flow of the life giving waters of divine wisdom.The truth can be regained, and it will set you free!
Commentary - - Acharya S
The Crucifixion of the Intelligence
I haven't seen Mel Gibson's bloody movie, "The Passion of The Christ," and I don't plan to anytime soon. Since I'm an expert on Christian mythology, however, I'm qualified anyway to speak against the grotesque slop that keeps coming out of Hollyweird and passing itself off as "history."
Every year, the hideous fable called the "life of Christ" is brought to us in living technigory in some fashion or another, based on the "true story" of Jesus, the Virgin Mary or, recently, Judas, whose snarling macho countenance faced off with an effeminate and ineffectual Heyzoos on the small screen. When it comes to pious nonsense, the credibility milking machine never shuts down, as even the respected PBS and Discovery get in on the credulous cash cow with their "true" and "accurate" depictions of Jesus's purported life.
With cash registers exploding, blood vessels bursting and audiences fainting as they haven't since "The Exorcist," the latest Jesus flick may be dismissed as more mindless mayhem and pabulum portraying a FICTIONAL tale about a guy who NEVER existed.
Can I shout that any louder? No, Jesus Christ was NOT the only begotten son of God. Nor was he a groovy guru, a political rebel, a kindly rabbi, an itinerant healer, a cynic sage, a gay, a woman, a massage therapist, a tattoo artist or an alien. The story in the New Testament is fiction based on the numerous preceding myths of gods and goddesses throughout the known world. Thus, the point is entirely MOOT as to who killed Jesus. No, no, no, it wasn't "the Jews," whoever they were. Nor was it "the Romans." No one killed Christ, because Christ never lived.
It didn't happen.
Get over it. Time to create a better story that centers on life instead of death. Especially the hideous and cruel torture and death of the Almighty God Hisself! Truly, I say unto you, the story is despicable.
Having seen several clips from his latest ultra-violent movie, I would concur with the critic who feels Gibson's body of work reveals a singularly sadistic side of the man. Mel certainly loves to eviscerate and exsanguinate his characters.
The more rational among us must know that the all-powerful God of the cosmos which is what Gibson says he believes Jesus was, would not and could not bleed and suffer for any reason, i.e. "good judgment; sound sense." That Jesus or any other "son of God" endured a horrible, ignominious death for our sins is an absurd and asininenay, barbaric and savage idea that has possessed the human mind for far too long.
In reality, the Passion of Christ or any other god (and there have been several with nearly the exact same tale) is based on human sacrifice, specifically the "sacred king ritual." Ritual human sacrifice is a vile, disgusting affair practiced worldwide for millennia using countless victims from virtually every culture, encompassing all ages and both genders.
This sick and sickening rite given a perversely warm, fuzzy feeling by being called a "passion" is the most contemptible and depraved act humans can commit. Yet, this revolting ritual murder has been perpetrated in the name of the good and gracious God, to atone for "sins" that humans were endowed with in the first place by the same "merciful" Creator! Indeed, according to religious fanatics, the torture and death of an innocent human being in a sin-atoning ritual constitutes God's "Highest Plan!" And we are to be reminded of this crime against reason and sanity endlessly, ad infinitum and ad nauseam.
I, for one, am sick of hearing about it. I've had enough. Let us write a new, uplifting and inspiring chapter in Earth's history, and get rid of this awful, stupid fiction that keeps humankind deranged and retarded. For starters, if by some chance you find yourself dragged to Gibson's gruesome film, just keep reminding yourself, "It's only a movie. It's only a movie." Just like "Halloween" or "Nightmare on Elm Street."
Next, to shake off all the horror and evil, proceed to the nearest retro theater to see Grant and Hepburn's "Bringing Up Baby," with its far more enlightening plot and ennobling characters.
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