What is MYTHOLOGY
Mythology is the language used to describe the overcoming of the human ego, (satan, the devil, set, lucifer etc....) It will be found that the liberation of the divine ego, is the real purpose of ALL occult teachings and the reason for the mysteries. It is what the entire Bible story is about.
When we read myths, we feel they are good stories, though some of these stories, we feel, could never have happened literally. But we all love to read good stories. The word for story or tale in Greek is mythos, from which myth is derived. A myth, however, is not just any story but a fabulous statement (story) containing some important truth.
It is a story about things that happened a long time ago. It might appear fantastic, the product of erratic fancy at time, and that is why after the fourth century B.C. the word mythos came to mean "fiction" or even falsehood, as distinct from logos, the "word for truth." As per Robert Graves' definition, "Mythology is the study of whatever religious or heroic legends are so foreign to a student's experience that he cannot believe them to be true. Hence the English adjective 'mythical,' meaning 'incredible'."
H.P.B., on the other hand, approvingly quotes Gerald Massey:
For thirty years past Professor Max Müller has been teaching that mythology is a disease of language, and that the ancient symbolism was a result of something like a primitive aberration. They [Max Müller, Cox, etc.] have misrepresented primitive or archaic man as having been idiotically misled from the first by an active but untutored imagination into believing all sorts of fallacies.
My reply is the origin and meaning of mythology have been missed altogether. Mythology was a primitive mode of thinking the early thought. It was founded on natural facts, and is still verifiable in phenomena. There is nothing insane, nothing irrational in it, when considered in the light of evolution, and when its mode of expression by sign-language is thoroughly understood. Mythology is the repository of man's most ancient science. When truly interpreted once more, it is destined to be the death of false theologies.(The Secret Doctrine, I, 303-304)
It is pointed out that when the Egyptians represented the moon as a cat, they did not think that the moon was a cat, nor did they mean to puzzle people. They simply saw that the cat sees in the night, and in the dark her eyes become luminous. In the heavens, the moon is the seer by night, reflecting the sunlight, and so the cat was adopted as a representative of the moon.
Luckily, not all authors regard myths as mere fanciful stories. Joseph Campbell writes that any good story would enchant us and teach us something, but myths are distinct in that they are potent, timeless tales which inspire and have the power to shape and control our lives. (World Mythology)
Prof. C. S. Lewis points out that a myth makes what was merely a principle imaginable. That is the beauty of the myth; it makes use of symbols and conveys psychological facts and truths in a tangible manner. He also says that when myth is translated, innumerable abstractions or truths arise from it. "Myth is the mountain, whence all the different streams arise which become truths, down here in the valley." ("Myth Became Fact," in The Grand Miracle, pp. 40-41)
Prometheus bringing fire to earth refers to the light of mind given to man by solar deities or manasaputras, who endowed him with the power to choose and to think and reason. At incarnation, this mind becomes dual. The aspect of mind which is entangled with kama (passions) represents the eternal vulture of unsatisfied desires, despair and regret.
Zeus represents the Host of primeval progenitors, or "Fathers," who created senseless men without mind, while the divine Titan (Prometheus) stands for spiritual creators. This drama is enacted every day within us, where the lower passions chain, or obstruct, the higher aspirations to the rock of matter and give rise to the vulture of pain, sorrow and repentance.
Prometheus also represents fire by friction. The name Prometheus is related to the Sanskrit word Pramantha, i.e., the instrument used for kindling the fire. H. P. Blavatsky points out that this myth of Prometheus bringing fire to earth does not represent man's first discovering the fire, because fire was never discovered but existed on earth from the beginning.
This relates to the opening of man's spiritual perception (The Secret Doctrine, II, 523). In the Vedic sutras we are told that by rapidly rotating the stick in the socket, first heat and then fire was produced.
The stick was called Pramantha, the disc was called Arani. Thus, Prometheus represents fire by friction or Pavamana fire, which cements Manas with Buddhi. The gift of mind was given so that man could become as a god. But man can become so only when his terrestrial and divine natures are in harmony, or the animal element is controlled and subdued.
Ships in MYTHOLOGY are always the human being.
Read carefully, and you will begin to understand how to read Biblical Mythology.
Ships early used in foreign commerce by the Phoenicians (Gen. 49:13). Moses (Deut. 28:68) and Job (9:26) make reference to them, and Balaam speaks of the "ships of Chittim" (Num. 24:24). Solomon
constructed a navy at Ezion-geber by the assistance of Hiram's sailors (1 Kings 9:26-28; 2 Chr. 8:18). Afterwards, Jehoshaphat sought to provide himself with a navy at the same port, but his
ships appear to have been wrecked before they set sail (1 Kings 22:48, 49; 2 Chr. 20:35-37).
"Your frontiers stretched far out to sea; those who built you made you perfect in beauty." (Ex.27:4).
"Then you were rich and glorious, surrounded by the seas" (Ez.27:25).
Tyre, you used to say: I am a ship." (Ez.27:1-3).
"The east wind has shattered you, surrounded by the seas. Your riches, your goods, your cargo, your crew, your sailors, your caulkers, your commercial agents, all the soldiers you carry with you, the whole host who are aboard; all will sink surrounded by the seas on the day of your shipwreck." (Ez.27-26-27).
27 Your riches, and your fairs, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your caulkers, and the occupiers of your merchandise, and all your men of war, that are in you, and in all your company which is in the middle of you, shall fall into the middle of the seas in the day of your ruin.
28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.
29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand on the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the middle of the sea?
33 When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many people; you did enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise.
34 In the time when you shall be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters your merchandise and all your company in the middle of you shall fall.
35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at you, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.
36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at you; you shall be a terror, and never shall be any more. Ezekiel 27
Every religion that I know of, no matter which ancient culture started it, has allowed itself to erode the “first message of complete surrender of one’s mind-body to the effortless flow of wisdom from within” and toggled it over to the “dark side.”
By reading mythology Literally instead of symbolically.
The fact that fundamentalists of every stripe, Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Baptist, Muslim, etc., all claim that they and only they are going to heaven - brings down the whole house of cards. How could they all be right? They are all equally convinced, equally fooled, and equally brainwashed. (The Jews believe that theirs is not necessarily the only way to Heaven).
They say: "Read the Bible with an open mind" which really means "Read the Bible with your mind shut off-"
Religion is the insidious evil of our planet, and the sooner people start to wake up to that the sooner we can get on to bigger, more important issues like peace and good will toward others, and UNDERSTANDING the mystical nature of the book of REVELATIONS.
Christians and religious people all over the world, have no idea that the book of revelations is a yogic treatise, written in deep symbolism, a book about your seven energy centers, typically called seals or chakras, or as in the book of Ezeikel wheels within wheels, and in the tradition of the kabala, "sephiroth".
Wheels, chakras, sephiroth, seals all spinning to infinity.
Yes! it's true! These seven spiritual centers energize the seven endocrine glands, by the so called seven elohim, and animate the physical body, that's the creation story.
But they are mostly closed at birth, they are only open a little to allow enough energy for life, but not open enough to be a fully cosmic enlightened spiritual being, a Christ, a Buddha, Krishna etc...for that meditation is required, to fully open your seals.
Get a clue, Jack Van Impe, revelations is purely a SPIRITUAL story.
The cosmic an Inner story that they have all missed.
In The Esoteric Character of the Gospels by H.P. Blavatsky, Christ is referred to as "the divine principle in every human being." She elaborates: "He who strives to resurrect the Spirit crucified in him by his own terrestrial passions, and buried deep in the 'sepulchre' of his/her sinful flesh; he who has the strength to roll back the stone of matter from the door of his own inner sanctuary, he has the risen Christ in him."
"We shall see what is called symbolically 'the birth of the Christ,' or the second birth, taking place in many lives, producing on earth a large group of the spiritually new-born. They will be those who have brought together, consciously and within themselves, the two aspects of soul and body.
Esoteric Psychology, Vol. I
by Alice A. Bailey
In order to discover one’s place in the world, however, the process of individuation begins with breaking away from collective norms and ideals. People conform to their parents’ values, they conform to others’ expectations, and they conform to what is taught in the educational system and what is accepted by the culture.
While it is safe and comfortable to remain a part of the flock and passively remain a follower, the idea of individuation is breaking away from the comfort zone and no longer being controlled by collective thinking. Only after one leaves the herd will s/he come to an understanding of his/her own unique potentials.
Once a person takes the initial step of breaking away from the collective norm, the path of understanding continues where the secret of the true self lies in the complicated world of the unconscious.
The breaking away is called the DARK NIGHT of the SOUL. Anyone who has ever taken this road will come to have an intimate meaning of this term" Dark night of the soul"
Religion is a placebo or paper Santa Claus for the masses.
The truth lies in the MYTH, And understanding the meaning of those myths.
It isn't JUST Brainwashing,
It is a CRIME against innocent minds that cannot fight back beliefs befallen on them from ignorant parents. Religion is a cult. Once you are in it, you can almost never escape.
Mankind is also a cult. Americans believe that you should die for a flag. Politicians have been manipulating "patriots" for centuries to fight for their personal causes. Once you know the truth that the only true religion is belief in oneself and the only church is your body, life attains TRUE meaning.
Christianity is fallacious mathematical buffoonery based on the absurdly primitive notion that "all salvation is based SOLELY on the process of belief."
Wherever Judaeo-Christianity has exerted influence it has ravaged mankind morally, intellectually and physically.
Christianity has sought to impose limitations upon the mind. Ignorance is elevated to a holy state. Paul declares: "For wisdom of this world is foolishness to God." (I Cor. 3:19).
The Judaeo-Christian dogma has been nothing but a curse upon mankind. Now, as we strive to free ourselves from this plague, may it be humanity's turn to curse the tyrant-god, the demented Nazarene, and their whole noxious creed.
This is the mentality which gave history the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, book burning, a legacy of dark ignorance which continues to have its impact today.
There has never existed in the world anything more intensely vile, contemptuous, and dangerous to freedom, peace and progress as deeply held blind faith in organized religions and holy dogmas.
The Christian dominated society of any country has painted a lovely picture of the faithful flock and how deserving faithful people are of praise and respect.
If a person treated his children half as cruelly as the supposedly divine and omnibenevolent Judeo-Christian blood god has treated his children, the Christians would be out to give him the death penalty. Does belief in cruel gods create cruel people, or do cruel people simply make their gods in their own likeness?
Israel is deadly because it is driven by a fanatical tribal Jewish ideology and fueled by a psychotic merciless Biblical poisonous enthusiasm.
Then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)
Do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them as the Lord your God has commanded you” (Deuteronomy 20:16)
You see the problem?
It is just small forest animals, screeching monkeys now out of the trees. The most clever ape gets to be band lead, and the rest follow the tune! I ask WHEN WILL YOU EVOLVE PAST THIS MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO? Frankly anyone who is not fully in their own sovereignty, and free from others influence is weak and not truly human!
But sad to say it, your swamis are like salami's oh yes. And yes every so call religious belief has at its head a swami, but a Priest or any other name, it's still pig stomachs, same same, time to flush the cesspool of your minds and grow up!
Most are not truly human here, it could still be BEAUTIFUL PLANET, so go extinct already, or grow up and evolve. Make your choice and make it quick my patience wears thin with you, well giggly goo, I know I'm some times brash but I do not like being here around all of this well so called know it all's who follow religious dogma, political ideologies and march to the drumbeats of their commanders of war.
Any way I cannot fathom how anyone can still hold onto childish beliefs.
The secret is not to look for happiness outside of the self but seek it within. This was the good news that the true teachings of Jesus Christ, the Buddha and many others conveyed.
Universal truth is universal when you know the science of your own being.
A true Christian follows in the footsteps of their role model, yet very few that actually call themselves Christians follow anything Jesus said, because they do not understand the parable and the MYTHOLOGY of the Bible.
All religious talk is a complete waste of time. All religions were created by men to control and parasite of other men.
Christianity must embrace mysticism
"Embracing the Cosmic Christ will demand a paradigm shift, and it will empower us for that shift; a shift from rationalism to mysticism" (Fox, p.134-135)
B. Doctrines about the Bible rejected
"The 'higher criticism,' to-day has destroyed the authority of the Christian Scriptures in their literal form, but has offered us nothing to replace that interpretation. We have to turn
elsewhere(to) the various Theosophical Societies (and) in the ritual of Freemasonry." (Kingsland, p.91-92)
"The documents of the Bible itself, very far from being the inspired word of 'God', are exceedingly human documents; and - as Dr. Eisler says even the Gospels themselves were falsified in order to bring them into line with 'Orthodoxy'. They are full of errors, contradictions, unbelievable statements, and are replete with 'the precepts and doctrines of men'; not to mention errors of translation and re-translation." (Kingsland, p.36)
C. Bible to be interpreted and taught allegorically, not literally
"There always has been and always must be an exoteric doctrine for the masses, and esoteric teaching for those who - as Plotinus says - 'are fortunately able to perceive it'. But in fact these 'mysteries' cannot be stated in any language but that of allegory and symbolism and in a physical language which can only be symbolical, never literal." (Kingsland, p.26)
"Paul speaks of 'false apostles, deceitful workers,' (2 Cor.xi.12) Must we not say, in deed, that all those teachers in the Church who still base their teachings on the literal word of the Scriptures belong to this class, and are simply 'blind leaders of the blind'." (Kingsland, p.84)
"what is known traditionally and historically as 'Christianity' consists of man-made dogmas based on a literal interpretation of those Scriptures, and not on their allegorical, mystical, and gnostic nature." (Kingsland, p.23)
D. Christian doctrine to be changed
"We have in the Modernist Movement some kind of attempt within the Church itself to bring Christian doctrines more into line with our modern knowledge and our modern concepts as to the nature of Man and the Universe in which he lives. But can Christian doctrine be thus reconstructed if the Bible is to be taken in its literal narrative and word? The Bible, then, along with other Scriptures, having its origin in this same Ancient Wisdom or Gnosis.
(is) sadly mutilated and garbled in our authorized version; its proper interpretation lies in what we can gather from other sources of those great fundamental principles concerning Man's nature and destiny which have been taught for ages past, and long before the Jews were ever heard of" (Kingsland, p.78, 81)
The Jesus Myth: When the western mind evolves to a point where it understands the nature of myth, then they will appreciate and understand the importance of Jesus as mythology. And the Universe that reveals the truth, by the movement of the celestial bodies.
Mythology by its very nature speaks of the power of the invisible and how that invisible flows with the visible physical world we are familiar with. The myth of Jesus is the most important thing one can understand.
In this volume we do not intend to present a new theology or a new exegesis of the old theology, but merely to point out that the events related in the Gospel story were not first enacted in the life of Jesus, but have recurred cyclically since the beginning of time. This was well known to the early church historian St. Augustine. He plainly tells us that:
"The thing itself which is now called the Christian religion, really was known to the ancients, nor was it wanting from the beginning o f the human race, from whence true religion, which had Previously existed, began to be called Christian; and this in our days is the Christian religion, not as having been wanting in former times, but as having in later times received this name."
That the essence of the teachings did not originate with a man called Jesus; in fact it proves that the true _expression of the ageless cosmic truths as to the relation of God to man. And in spite of its many historical inaccuracies, and even flat contradictions, the story is essentially and spiritually true when properly interpreted.
Instead of following the usual orthodox interpretation of this age-old story, our spiritual interpretation seeks to illumine it by pointing out its spiritual meaning, and to apply it to our daily progress in spiritual unfoldment.
We hope that this symbolic and spiritual interpretation will do much to counteract the destructive effects of, and help to rescue the Master's teachings from, the historical, materialistic, so called rational or higher criticism.
For those materialists and higher critics who refuse to believe that God reveals Himself to man periodically, it will be impossible for them to explain the persistence through the ages of the universal traditions relating to a Virgin Mother and her immaculately conceived Son which are found in nearly all religions until they are willing to admit that there is a divine element of universal truth, and the same truth, in all religions, however overlaid by ignorance and distorted by superstition they may be.
So when science points an eye toward certain facts about the holy land the bible, certain events that couldn't have happened etc, its of no consequence, because they DID not happen anyway. They are spiritual stories
And the thesis is that the events in the life-story of Jesus as a manifestation of the Spiritual Sun follow the same steps or stages of unfoldment, and in the same order as are followed by the physical Sun manifesting in Nature, as it makes its annual circuit through the twelve signs of the zodiac.
The sequence of solar events set forth herein is called the Universal Solar Myth because these events take place continually in a regular cyclic manner among the stars in heaven.
And the record of these cyclic events has been preserved and handed down age after age in many languages and religion so that all who were capable of more fully understanding it, and were ready to accept its higher implications, might have an esoteric and symbolic explanation of the fundamental Law of Manifestation of God, both in the Cosmos and in man.
With this cosmic concept in mind we can see a new significance in the well known passage The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. (Psalms, xix, 1, 2).
We therefore know that the events in the life-story of Jesus contain a far deeper meaning and significance than appears on the surface. In fact, when properly interpreted they reveal the mystery of all manifestation, from the physical Sun in the solar system to the Son of God in the heart of man.
But to understand this mystery we must grasp the cosmic concept of it. We are warned against being satisfied with the literal meaning of the words. "Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."
We shall therefore regard each incident in the life of Jesus as being a symbol or parable, which contains an inner universal meaning applicable to the stages of unfoldment of the Christ-consciousness in the heart of each of us.
"But without a parable spoke he not unto them.
In simple words, our thesis is that just as the successive events in the passage of the Sun through the heavens govern the expressions of physical life in Nature, so in a corresponding manner, and following the same Law of Manifestation, the successive events in the life of Jesus exemplify the expression of the spiritual life in man. This is the way the universe designed it, so above, so below.
We therefore repeat that the various events of the Sun in manifesting through the twelve signs of the zodiac during the cycle of the year are in reality an expression of the Divine Life-force -the Cosmic Christ-force- as individualized and embodied in the Sun, manifesting through the physical events of Nature.
It is only natural then that when the cyclic period arrives for the renewed manifestation of the Spiritual Sun to humanity individualized and embodied in the appearance on Earth of a spiritual Light bringer, a Divine Being, an Avatar or Son of God the events of His life should follow the same order as the events of the physical Sun in passing through the twelve signs of the zodiac.
This cosmic outpouring takes place not only around us in the heavens (the macrocosm), but also within its (the microcosm,). It is a drama in which the whole cosmos takes part.
Just as the physical sun moves through seven months from virgo/born of a virgin, to leo/the lion of judah that takes away the sins of the world (the cold dark days of winter). So must the sun in you move up the seven seals or chakras and energize the twelve cranial nerves of your brain.
In earlier ages these events were usually out pictured in the religious dramas of the various Mystery Schools of antiquity. Recent archaeological discoveries have revealed the complete program of these events as witnessed by the people of Babylon more than 4000 years ago. Instead of being recorded on manuscripts or papyri, which could fade or be altered, these records were made in cuneiform writing on baked clay tablets, so they have come down to us unaltered.
Hence there can be no argument as to their accuracy or their priority thousands of years before the Christian era. Also the Chinese Trigrams show that they had a well developed science of the stars 20,000 years Be.
It is this regular cycle of events, repeated in a definite order, that is called "The Universal Solar Myth" or the life-story of the Mythic Christ, and which we find exemplified in the apparent histories of all great spiritual teachers or Light bringers.
It is also exemplified as the Mystic Christ in each heart in the spiritual events through which each Soul passes after the birth of the Christ consciousness takes place in the heart until the final illumination and Mastery is achieved.
This identity of events results not because each Teacher adopts or plagiarizes the legends of previous Teachers or because he copies the events of the Sun cycle, but because both are expressions of the same Divine Life force the Cosmic Christ force of the Spiritual Sun, the one in the physical universe in terms of physical life, light and warmth, and the other to humanity in terms of spiritual Life, Light and Love.
Since all religions are based upon the manifestation of a Light bringer whose life exemplifies the events of the Universal Solar Myth, the actual astronomical events in the heavens give us a solid and scientific basis to guide our study as we take up the detailed explanation and spiritual interpretation of each event in the following chapters.
Although in the following chapters we shall clearly and irrefutably show that the events of the cosmic Sun-cycle are fully depicted in the life-story of Jesus, those who seek in that story of many contradictions only the literal interpretation of historical events as applied to the life of a single personality, will find only the outer garments; only the grave clothes and an empty tomb.
But if their inner spiritual ears are open they can hear the Angel of the Tomb say to all who will listen and are ready to understand: "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen" (spiritually, not LITERALLY!).
F Homer Curtiss
the pattern life
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 inconceivable 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.
Herein lies the problem
Clement (of Alexandria) argued that the leaders of the Church had been delegated by God as “rulers on earth” and that people should submit to the authority of bishops and priests, who were, so to speak, authorized to keep the keys of the kingdom, with the power of discipline and judgment over what he called “the laity” – Ahmed Osman (Christianity: An Egyptian Religion)
The evidence showing what they were into has been kept as secret as possible and has not been advertised. It is, however, there for objective and symbolically literate men to discover:
The twelve are making reference to the twelve cranial nerves of your brain.
And Moses rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel – (Exodus 24:4)
There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes – (Exodus 28:21)
And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day – (Joshua 4:9)
Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God – (Deuteronomy 27:6)
And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits…
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third – (1 Kings 6:2-8)
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.
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.
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 "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."
In all ages, in all lands, there have been those who seek truth. This seeking is an individuals 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."
The Christian Church has left a legacy, a world view, that permeates every aspect of Western society, both secular and religious. It is a legacy that fosters sexism, racism, the intolerance of difference, and the desecration of the natural environment…Christianity has helped to create a society in which people are alienated not only from each other but also from the divine – Helen Ellerbe (The Dark Side of Christian History)
The objective student of Christianity's origins understands what Christians, for the most part, do not understand and do not wish to understand about their religion. He understands that the senior priests and prelates of the Roman and Protestant Churches have been, at all times, closely affiliated with esoteric societies. Indeed, we can go so far as to say that Judeo-Christianity is an exoteric branch of the esoteric orders.
And like Freemasonry, Judeo-Christianity has an inner as well as an outer court. It has an official face shown to the masses and also a veiled face revealed only to carefully selected initiates. It is our devout wish that, in present times, the connections between the Church and the occult orders continue to be exposed and that the veil of secrecy continues to be torn from Christianity's morbid faces.
The story of the Roman Church is quite different and not a pleasant one to dwell upon. She made her advance through the medium of intrigue, war, fire and sword, persecution, torture, confiscations, and death, the exemplification of force and intolerance.
By such means she gained control and increase in power and the Irish Church missionaries were gradually forced to withdraw from the continent. It was only by such forcible means that she could make gains against the Irish Church whose representatives surpassed hers in every field of peaceful endeavor...in learning, the sciences, philosophy and spiritual culture – (The Bible: An Irish Book)
The indoctrination process instigated by those responsible for birthing Christianity works well to ensure that the ideal Christian or Jew continues to exist in a perpetual state of spiritual fear and guilt. As a result of his divorce from center, such a man is impotent, subservient, faithful, and tame. He is suspicious of his own reason and prefers to accept rather than to proactively doubt and question.
He believes he is empowered and upon the road to salvation. He is confident his overlords know what is right for him and he compliantly waits for these authorities to bestow whatever spiritual rewards they deem to be his due.
As long as he remains obedient and faithful he can be assured the good favor of his god. Of course, should he show signs of rebellion, and should he fail to conform to the commandments set before him, he can expect wrath and punishment from god. Should he doubt or question, or should he abandon the path he is expected to walk, he can expect god to damn his very soul to eternal torment in hell.
He has been told that men are born sinners and that the only hope for salvation is their complete devotion to the Church that serves god. Without the Church as his "mother" he cannot have God as his "father." So has it been decreed.
The pitiful creature infected with lies of this magnitude and perfidy crawls toward his grave unaware that it was not god who molested his reason and twisted his heart in such a despicable manner, but men of a very sinister type and intent.
Contrary to tradition, Constantine did not make Christianity the official state religion of Rome. The state religion of Rome under Constantine was, in fact, pagan sun worship; and Constantine, all his life, acted as its chief priest. Indeed, his reign was called a "sun emperorship…" and Sol Invictus figured everywhere - including on the imperial banners and the coinage of the realm.
The image of Constantine as a fervent convert to Christianity is clearly wrong. He himself was not even baptized until 33 - when he lay on his deathbed and was apparently too weakened or too apathetic to protest. Nor can he be credited with the Chi Rho monogram…An inscription bearing this monogram was found on a tomb at Pompeii dating from two and a half centuries before.
The cult of Sol Invictus was Syrian in origin and imposed by Roman emperors on their subjects a century before Constantine. Although it contained elements of Baal and Astarte worship, it was essentially monotheistic.
In effect, it posited the sun god as the sum of all attributes of all other gods and thus peacefully subsumed its potential rivals. Moreover, it conveniently harmonized with the cult of Mithras--which was also prevalent in Rome and the empire at the time and which also involved solar worship - Gaston H. Halsberghe (The Cult of Sol Invictus)
If it can be shown, by clear and indisputable evidence, that the history of Jesus Christ (as commonly received among Christians) is a forgery and a fiction—that he was not the son of a virgin called Mary, the wife of Joseph the carpenter, who conceived through the power of the holy ghost, and ceased not to be a virgin even after she had become a mother—that he did not converse with the Jewish doctors in the temple—
nor preach to the populace in Jerusalem and elsewhere—nor perform miraculous cures—nor hold communion with the devil—nor, in point of fact, do any one act that pious enthusiasts and ignorant devotees have ascribed to him; and further, that neither a god nor a man called Christ was crucified by Pontius Pilate, the Procurator, and therefore could not by possibility have arisen from the dead three days after an event which did not happen, and ascend into heaven, as is vulgarly supposed,—
if, we repeat, it can be clearly proved that the foregoing assertions about the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, are idle tales, having no foundation whatever in truth—mere fictions stolen from the mythological fables of ancient nations,—the very root of the Christian system will be as nought! - J. C. Blumenfeld (The Existence of Christ Disproved)
the books of the New Testament were derived from various sources, stitched together as best the editors could manage, and that the editors had been much affected by considerations of bias and propaganda in their work, suppressing or altering what did not suit their religious standpoint in the controversies of the early Church - Martin A. Larson (The Story of Christian Origins)
The ancestors of our present day ecclesiastical degenerates were well known to the ancient adepts. They also came from a long lineage of deceivers and destroyers. The ancestors of the present day sorcerers were disciples of power rather than lovers of knowledge. The power of their spiritual office went to their heads and dominion over the minds of men became their obsession.
They were students of the heavens and they knew when eclipses were going to occur and when enormously long cycles were opening and closing. They knew when constellations and special stars arose and set and when significant conjunctions were about to happen. Furthermore, their ability to read the stars enabled them to read men. They knew a man's fate and worked as oracles predicting future events.
Kings and princes harkened to their instruction and their apparent clairvoyance was awed. In turn for their services they were richly rewarded. The priestly oracles, however, eventually forgot a vital fact. They forgot that esoteric knowledge comes with a price.
It is never free. A mind that presumes to understand great mysteries is a mind which must be morally incorruptible. Ironically, the impure mind will eventually be damaged and corrupted by the very proximity of the truth it covets. This fact is never forgotten by a Servant of Truth. It is forgotten by a sorcerer.
The terrible craze that was caused by this perversion of the ancient wisdom has sown the germs of insanity broadcast, and half-filled the world with pious lunatics for whom it offers no cure – Gerald Massey
It should never be forgotten that the power of the priest rests solely on the credence of the people. The people cry out for a savior, for certainty of heaven, for an exemption from the terrors of hell. Hence Priestcraft can neither do without hell nor purgatory. Take away both, or either, and its power is gone - M. F. Cusack (The Black Pope: A History of the Jesuits)
A religion which sedulously opposes its own improvement can do nothing essential toward improving anything else...On the contrary, it must check the growth of everything it touches with its palsied hands – Kersey Graves (The Bible of Bibles)
When the complete record of Christianity's misdeeds is finally and accurately written, this will stand out as its greatest crime against civilization. Its greatest crime has been, not the burning of men at the stake or the imprisonment of others in a Christian dungeon, but in the lower type of mind and character that it has encouraged, in the hypocrisy that it has made almost a second character.
In Pagan Rome it was said that one priest could not meet another without a smile. If Christian can meet Christian today with a grave face, it is only because the selective influence of Christianity has developed a type that lacks the wit to perceive the absurdity of its own religious beliefs – Chapman Cohen (Essays in Freethinking)
Sadly, the over-worked, sense-infatuated, and chronically narcissistic man of today's world has little inclination to study the lessons of history. In most ways his existence differs greatly from that of his predecessors. In matters of religion and superstition, however, little has changed over the centuries. In matters of religion man's intellect freezes.
He regressively clings to absurdities as zealously as his illiterate Medieval predecessors. And yet, for all his recalcitrance, he cannot be wholly blamed. His beliefs about metaphysical matters have been expertly insinuated and embedded by influential men he has never seen or heard of. These hidden overlords have their underlings well trained.
They have taught men to suspend their critical abilities and to be faithful and obedient. And the mannequins they control remain, for the most part, content to place their spiritual welfare in their perfidious hands. The apathetic and fearful mannequin reads about history from books and programs prepared by his duplicitous masters.
He covets his assigned place in the hierarchy and feels no need to unsettle himself by asking vexatious questions about history or the meaning of life. Even apparently intelligent and inquisitive men it seems can live out their entire lives unaware that the tropes of religion are, like the myths, largely expressions of astrological metascience.
All mythologies find their explanation in this starry language, and every religion is founded upon the movements of our solar system. The rise and fall of empires and races of men are written in its pages - Thomas H. Burgoyne (The Light of Egypt: or The Science of the Soul and The Stars, Vol. II)
The religious focus of the earliest known civilizations was on the sky, which was universally known to be the home of the “gods.” The sky covered the Earth, and so was called “heaven,” which means a “covering”.
The myths were intimately tied to the stars through the constellations, for many myths ended with the hero being placed among the stars in the sky, a process called catasterization. Thus a constellation was said to be the image of the hero, or heroine, who had been taken to live among the gods, and be immortal – Harry Dale Huffman (End of the Mystery)
Whether the origin of the zodiac is Aryan or Egyptian, it is still of immense antiquity. Simplicius (sixth century AD) writes that he had always heard that the Egyptians had kept astronomical observations and records for at least 630,000 years.
Diogenes Laertius carried back the astronomical calculations of the Egyptians to 48,863 years before Alexander the Great. Maritanus Capella corroborates the same by telling posterity that the Egyptians had secretly studied astronomy for over 40,000 years before they imparted their knowledge to the world - J. Lewis (Astronomy of the Ancients)
The mass of people who are Bible-taught never get free from the erroneous impressions stamped on their minds in their infancy, so that their manhood or womanhood can have no intellectual fulfillment, and millions of them only attain mentally to a sort of second childhood - Gerald Massey
The secret of the ancientness and sanctity of the writings is that they were originally Egyptian, like the Jewish community. They are not the product of any ground-rootage in the land of Judea. They come to us masked and in disguise.
The wisdom of old, the myths, parables, and dark sayings that were preserved, have been presented to us dreadfully defeatured and deformed in the course of being converted into history. An exoteric rendering has taken the place of the esoteric representation which contained the only true interpretation
Ancient Egypt: Light of the World (2 Vols)
The mythical as opposed to the historical interpretation of the Gospels has been presented with some clarity by such men as Dupuis, Drews, Robertson, Smith, Renan, Strauss, Massey, Higgins, Mead and others.
The historical view of Jesus’ life is stubbornly maintained in spite of the evidence adduced by Comparative Religion and Mythology, which points with steady directness to the fact that the events of the Gospel narrative are matched with surprising fidelity by the antecedent careers of such world saviors as Dionysus, Osiris, Sabazius, Tammuz, Adonis, Atys, Orpheus, Mithras, Zoroaster, Krishna, Bala-Rama, Vyasa, Buddha, Hercules, Sargon, Serapis, Horus, Marduk, Izdubar, Witoba, Apollonius of Tyana, Yehoshua ben Pandira, and even Plato and Pythagoras - Alvin Boyd Kuhn (The Lost Light)
The sun in its movements through the signs was made the mirror of our life in spirit. To follow the yearly round of the zodiac was to epitomize graphically the whole history of human experience. Thus the inner meaning of our mortal life was endlessly repeated in the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly cycle of the sun's passage, the seven or twelve divisions of which marked the seven- or twelve fold segmentation of our spiritual history or our initiations
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 fantastic literal idea corrupts and diseases the mind, the allegorical redaction of it frees and sanifies it. Tolstoy, the great Russian, in 1911 had a remarkable vision of the Balkan wars and the first world war, all of which was accurately fulfilled. One of the features of his vision still to come to reality was that he saw religion saving itself by returning to symbol and allegory.
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 religionists for these many centuries. The tree of life is the branching stream of living experience, and the gods sent man into this mundane milieu expressly to partake of its fruits to the full measure of his capability.
The conception of the forbidden fruit in its gross theological and popularly accepted form, it must be said, is close to the most outrageous delusion of human belief ever to snare man's gullible fancy.
A naïve mistaught Christian would from this jump to the conclusion that these Hebrew Christians must have been of the status of savage tribesmen under the horrid delusion that their God was the serpent.
But we can see that if even Moses raised up the serpent on the cross in the wilderness, acting assumedly under God's control, that in some fashion or other this fearsome reptile must have stood as symbol of something on the good side of the meaning.
Ordinary familiarity with the serpent symbol of ancient literature, especially of the uraeus-snake of the Egyptians, and a wiser study of comparative religion, would have obviated the world-wide and age-old blunder of mistaking the serpent for a hostile element in the work of creation.
People have been puzzled, after reading the stories of the evil serpent, to hear the Divine Teacher in the New Testament enjoin upon his followers to "be wise as serpents". Popular Christian belief has surely reduced the mythical representation of great cosmic truth in its own Scriptures to a mélange of incomprehensible oddities.
In short, we ourselves, in our higher nature, are solar gods in potentiality! Our highest nature is an incorruptible body composed of the glorious essence of the sun's energy!
The gods in the Bible were always symboled by the light or fire of the sun. We are now enlightened to see it as a description of our nature as veritable truth and fact. We are Sun-gods. Our immortal spirits within us are composed of the radiant substance of solar energy.
At the very time we were first assembling the material for this lecture, there came an announcement in the daily press of a discovery by a modern physicist, Dr. George W. Crile, of the Cleveland Laboratories, which practically fixed the seal of truth upon every word we have uttered or shall utter in this lecture. It was most startlingly corroborative of our exegesis.
He announced that he had discovered at the heart of every living organism a tiny nucleus of energy, all aglow, with temperatures ranging from 3000 to 6000 degrees of heat, which he called "radiogens" or "hot points."
These, he said, were precisely akin to the radiant energy of solar matter. He affirmed, in short, that a tiny particle of the sun's power and radiance was lodged within the heart of every organic unit! The light and energy that has life.
What would be Crile's surprise, however, if he were to be shown a sentence taken from Hargrave Jennings' old book on the Rosicrucians, written over sixty years ago: "Every man has a little spark (sun) in his own bosom?" For this was one item in the teaching of the Medieval Fire-Philosophers, and the reason they were styled such.
They knew what Crile has discovered, as likewise did the ancient Bible-writers. They based their Sun-god religions upon it. Our souls are composed of the imperishable essence of solar light! We are immortal because we are Sun-gods.
But many will impatiently rise to expostulate with us, and ask why, if this was the universal fundamentum of the old religions, the Bible itself does not categorically carry this message and state this central fact. Wait a moment!
Who that knows this primary datum has searched the Bible to see if it has nothing to say on the point? We, too, believed the Bible was remiss in expressing this conception, until we searched with a more watchful eye.
And now let us hear what the Bible says as to our solar constitution, and determine for ourselves whether it is silent on the groundwork of religion or not. Let us hear first the Psalms.
"Our God is a living fire," say they; and "Our God is a consuming fire." "The Lord God is a sun," avers the same book. "I am come to send fire on earth," says Jesus, meaning he came to scatter the separated sparks of solar essence amongst mankind, a spark to each soul.
In Revelation the angels scatter the fire and the incense of their seven censers over the earth, among the inhabitants. Then says John the Baptist: "I indeed baptize you with water, but he that cometh after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire!" Jesus says: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Satan was the descending Lucifer, or Light-bringer, before he was lifted up and divinized.)
The fire that falls on Jeremiah's altar and many another in the Bible narrative types the deity coming to dwell with mortals. Says Jesus: "When I am in the world I am the light of the world." Again he said: "Ye are the light of the world," and "Let your light so shine that others may glory your father which is in heaven." The Lord, say the Psalms, "made his angels messengers and his ministers a flame of fire."
The New Testament Jesus, following the well-known Egyptian diagram of the Ankh, the solar disk with the spread wings, is described as "the sun of righteousness, risen with healing in his wings."
John has Jesus saying that the condemnation of the world lay in that it rejected the light when it was sent into the world. Says Job: "Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle and his candle shall be put out with him." Isaiah writes: "Behold all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks that ye have kindled." We are adjured to "Rise, shine, for thy light is come."
"The Lord is my light," reiterates the Psalms. And again: "In thy light shall we see light." "Light is sown for the righteous."
"We wait for light," cry the souls in the darkness of incarnation, far from their original fount of light. John declares that the Christos "was the true light" which was to come Messianically for the redemption of our lower nature.
And again he declares that with the Christos "light is come into the world." No cry echoes with more resounding intensity down to this age than Paul's exhortation to our souls buried in lethal darkness: "Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee!"
And in Revelation there are those mighty pronouncements: in the spiritual resurrection "there shall be no more need of the sun to shine by day nor the moon by night, for the glory of the Lord did lighten it." And there is no more heartening assurance anywhere in the Bible than Jesus's statement: "Ye have light in yourselves."
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Like an acid, the media viruses have corroded your consciousness and made you unsane. A pornographic media has fragmented your children psychically so they don't know if they are coming or going. They are emotionally mutilated shards. They try this and that, until jaded and sullied they finally discover that it's all a sick joke.
They seek crude power and dominance and finally crave extinction from their own inner angst and fragmentation. Their case is critical, but you cannot fix them. You too are broken and lost. Your salvation is in the hands of the pharmaceutical orgs. You swallow their poisons to become uncomfortably numb. You ride the roller-coaster in your relationships, and use conflict to prick yourself awake.
It's your soul that is sick. It is your selfhood that is infirm. And that was the plan. You are a perfectly operating "Manchurian Candidate," without feeling or reason.
And may we ask, what is the behavior of the hypnotized person? Well, we can be sure that his sensitivity is drastically reduced, and his thinking is done for him by someone else. If he is told he is Superman or Sir Lancelot he will believe it. He will lose his inhibitions and act out his repressed desires without stint.
What of your inner republic? In that narrow, sterile, super lit asylum, your dark guardians come and go, bringing reports that tell of terrible inner ruin and what must to be done to restore peace and sanity. But you call these agents by some dirty names. To you they are "Anger," "Fear," "Hate," "Violence," "Loneliness." You put up great barriers and turn up the racket of the world to level ten. That will stop their counsel getting through.
You are like squatters hiding in a nook beneath the staircase of a wondrous mansion that you have forgotten actually belongs to you. You've been taught to fear that place. That is why you don't explore the mystery of yourself, and turn instead to the exploiting gurus and priests. But the time has come for you come out of hiding. The time has come to fling open the doors and step out onto the high balcony to hear the great bells of creation ringing.
It should never be forgotten that the power of the priest rests solely on the credence of the people. The people cry out for a savior, for certainty of heaven, for an exemption from the terrors of hell. Hence Priestcraft can neither do without hell nor purgatory. Take away both, or either, and its power is gone - M. F. Cusack (The Black Pope: A History of the Jesuits)
A religion which sedulously opposes its own improvement can do nothing essential toward improving anything else...On the contrary, it must check the growth of everything it touches with its palsied hands - Kersey Graves (The Bible of Bibles)
The story of Jesus the God, or of Jesus the Man, is interesting to less and less rational people in the world today, and there is nothing amiss with that. It is a good sign. The story of truth, of god, and of the divine in us, should not be fixed in the special past, but in the special present - in the moment that is.
Moreover, when we do our historical homework we find out that the story of Jesus is no more dramatic and miraculous, no more pathetic and majestic than the story of other masters of knowledge and Servants of Truth.
Who dares declare that the story of Jesus Christ is any more captivating or inspiring than that of Imhotep, Apollonius of Tyana, Siddhartha, Milerepa, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Ramana Maharishi, Sarmad, or of Jiddu Krishnamurti?
And, dare we ask how many people in today’s manic world care a jot for these bright lights of past times? For every Christ and Muhammad there are a thousand other god-men, born of virgins, imbued with the deepest wisdom and enamored with a divine mission.
India is filled with like men and women today. So let it be known that there is nothing truly unique about the life of Jesus Christ. The only thing that is unique about the Christ is the lengths to which the Cult, operating in his name, has gone to suppress the truth and to foist their unsustainable sectarian beliefs upon the world.
The Christian zeal for brutal oppression and its violent conversion of non-believers, its penchant for false promises, its expertise with deception and its ability to spawn the vilest of human-monsters are what make it unique in the world. Therefore, unlike Gadalla, Bushby and other writers of their persuasion, we find our personal interests and passions to not be fulfilled by simple refutation and revision.
We are not content to merely point out the manifold fallacies of the Bible and to expose the lack of historicity behind most of the key events therein. Nor are we content to merely uncover evidence for a mortal Jesus to replace the immortal one.
We are not content to merely discover the tomb of a dead prophet-king who cheated crucifixion, or who never raised the dead, or performed miracles upon the banks of the Dead Sea, who had wife and offspring and who lived happily ever after.
No, these are not our motivations. In light of the splendor and challenge of our meta theme such biographies prove too prosaic to overly preoccupy us. Our endeavor and motivation is a great deal more heretical and seditious. Yet, suggestively, it is the same motivation of great masters and enlighteners of the past, whose lives, words, and deeds sparked hot with rebellion and iconoclasm.
Our agenda is, like theirs, to introduce the reader to the God and the Christ within the Self. There is no more sacred motivation and none which more threatens the ego and its external representatives.
Our mission is to assist in the removal of the insinuated theological viruses which infect the minds and hearts of men, and that prevent human beings on this planet from realizing and tapping into their own divinity.
Our sharp tool for accomplishing this psychological surgery is DECONSTRUCTION. Our endeavor is a catabolic one and, therefore, it flies in the face of those desirous of remaining moribund within the emotional and mental comfort zones.
Our deconstructive model and approach reveals the means and mechanics of how the authority of man’s intrinsic Selfhood has been molested by the connoisseurs of deception, by those with a great deal to lose should the subjects under their hypnotic power awaken and become ignited by the Spirit of Rebellion that lies dormant within them. It is this spirit, after all, that is exemplified by the great saviors of the world.
All of them, from Tonatiuh, to Odin, to Christ, to Socrates, were rebels, iconoclasts and outcasts. And yet, each was sent to the world by the higher power to execute the will of the so-called “Holy Spirit.”
Rebellion, the hallmark of all light-bringers, Servant of Truths and Saviors is, therefore, a true service to the Holy Spirit. Rebellion against those authorities, systems, or ideas that attempt to molest, impede or confound our sacred individuality, sovereignty and true voice, constitutes service to the Holy Spirit. Rebelliousness is the hallmark of the Holy Spirit.
Little wonder then that the Christians personified this Spirit of Rebellion as Lucifer the fallen angel. Little wonder that they obscured the actual significance of the Holy “Ghost.” Little wonder that they frown on the modern outcasts who will not conform to their mental whips or ingest their diet of intoxicating fictions.
Human sickness is so severe that few can bear to look at it...but those who do will become well - Vernon Howard
Whoever cannot find a temple in his heart, the same can never find his heart in any temple - Mikhail Naimy (The Book of Mirdad)
Do you deny me the entrance to heaven, I who have at last learned the mystery of myself - (Egyptian Mystery School Phrase)
Though most Christians will be loathe to accept it, it is in accordance with true Gnostic precepts to identify this so-called “Holy Spirit” (the third spiritual essence and principle within the sacred Trinity) as our own Selfhood.
The Holy Spirit idea, which may be traced back to the feminine “Sophia” was referred to as "Wisdom" and was equated with knowledge and the love of knowledge. This knowledge may extend to the Son of God and then to God himself but must first begin with Self Knowledge. This is literally what Sophia of the Trinity is - Knowledge of the Self.
The conspiring forces that sought to make this Self Knowledge taboo and who distorted and complicated our understanding and veneration of the true Holy Spirit were attempting to blot out the Self from the Holy Trinity and from the spiritual canon.
To imagine the Holy Spirit to be some vague presence or to imagine it to be some indefinable aspect of the Virgin Mary, a white ethereal dove, an abstract metaphysical principle, or an inexplicable mystery, suited the desires of the Christian priesthood, but it denied their flock their most valuable key to the gates of salvation. What we were not told is that without the key to Knowledge of the Self, the others keys, should they even come into our possession, are worthless.
It is this journey of self discovery that true mystics embark upon and that sincere philosophers aspire to. But this safari, this trek into the jungles of the Self, was regarded as a reprehensible and even lethal enterprise to those plotting the charts of official religion.
And so it was decided that the first and highest priority lay in instilling the wholly false notion that man receives enlightened from without, after penance and after the performance of certain fixed rites overseen by the priests that he must unquestionably revere, serve, and sustain.
The "Holy Ghost," of the ensconced priesthoods, is something that "descends" upon a man from outside.
It is not something that awakens from within his own being.
It is something sent by another from outside. This implication was enough to send man out of his own being and into the hands of deceivers seeking to rape him of his own inner wealth. In truth, there is no enlightenment outside oneself.
There is nothing worth attaining that does not originate within one's own being. If there is such a thing as enlightenment it cannot be found in the company of gurus, priests, or experts. Only its antithesis can be found in such company. As the inscription at Delphi implied, it is only after a man has ended his own inner division and come to rational clarity over the mystery of himself that he can inherit true wisdom.
Only then will that which is worth having make itself known. This idea can still be found expressed within the tomes of official religions. Such entries were probably either remnants of the heavily plagiarized Gnostic canon or clues left by higher minded clerics silently traveling upon their own personal "Siddhartha Roads."
We shall now move into the New Testament, more specifically, to Revelations where we will deal with the esoteric meaning of a few passages, that is, as they relate to the inner life of the true Israelite or Initiate on the Path: the true child of the Kingdom of God. Undeniably, Revelations, it must be remembered, is a visionary aspect of one's own mind.
In Revelations, Chapter 6, we read: And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four Beings (some Bibles say 'living creatures', others, 'beasts) saying: Come and see. And behold a white horse appeared.
And he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the opening of "one of the seven seals" refers to the opening of the pelvic or Svadhisthana centre or chakra.
This chakra (vortex of energy) belongs to the generative region, where the pingala (positive) and ida (negative) currents flow strongly; it is at the base of the somatic division. It is said to represent Sagittarius in the Ancient science of Solar Biology or Astrology, hence, the Biblical reference to the horse and man with a bow.
In that he rides a white horse, the Being is said to represent the Conqueror, who is starting off on his (spiritual) journey of conquest, hence, the words "he went forth conquering, and to conquer". This interpretation, like in all the other paragraphs to follow relating to the seals, must also be internalised in the microcosm, that is, in each human being or initiate on the Path of God.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second Being (living creature) say: Come and see. And there came out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the Earth, and that they (men) should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword.
The above refers to the opening of the solar plexus or Manipura chakra; its colour is red or crimson, like the red horse, which "symbolizes the abdominal somatic division," and the horse in conjunction with the rider epitomises passion, aggression, war (violence). This seal is also referred to as "the epigastric chakra"; its sign is Scorpio and its planet Mars, the ruler of war.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the Third Being say, Come and see. And behold a black horse came out; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances (scales) in his hand. and I heard a voice in the midst of the Beings saying: A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see that you do not hurt (damage) the oil (olive trees) and the Vine (yard/wine).
The above refers to the opening of the heart or Anahata chakra. It is quite clear that it corresponds to the sign Libra with the balance or scales; the ruler of this somatic division is said to be the "parsimonious weigher", the lower mind or lower intellect that is tainted by emotions, selfish motives and carnal desires.
The lower mind is said to be able to achieve admirable advancements in science and conventional knowledge, but this superficial, material advancement will be devoid of spiritual attunement or insight; the result of this spiritual deadness or dormancy: chaos, because our culture, science, and social behavior will not be consistent with God's natural laws of life on Earth.
This lower mind eventually has to be conquered by the Higher/Divine or Christ mind, which imbues the heart with love and compassion, and the body with life. Eventually, the heart and mind work in unison and in a balanced manner as God planned it.
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the Fourth Being say: Come and see. And I looked and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell (Hades) followed him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the Earth, to kill with sword (war), and with hunger (famine), and with death (disease), and with the beasts of the Earth. This is the physical body and all of it's sensations and appetites.
(the mystical three in one) centres of the brain, taught of in Phrenology, are said to remain dormant (dead so to speak) by the typical unspiritual, materialistic life, until 'their brothers' (the other chakras) are first brought into activity then 'killed' or put in abeyance, while the cerebral centres, (the Pituitary and Pineal centres), are awakened.
And the sky was removed as a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved out of their places. And the kings of the Earth, and the great men etc.. hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And said to the mountains hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand.
The opening of the sixth seal in Revelations refers to the opening of the Root or Muladhara chakra or seal, thereby releasing tremendous spiritual and electro-magnetic energy up the Sushumna, the principal nadi in the human temple (the closest physical counterpart of the Sushumna is the Spinal chord). Nadis are like tubes of energy and life-force that flow through the Astral or Solar body of each human being; they are akin to the peripheral nervous system in the physical body.
This electro-magnetic, Spiritual body interpenetrates and electrifies or vitalises, so to speak, the physical body via the chakras ('seals') and peripheral nadis. However, as indicated above, this release of life force and electrical-energy flows from the base of the spine right up the brain stem into the brain; this gives the mind and body an overwhelming experience.
'The darkening of the sun' refers to 'the blanking out of the mind' by this surge of electro-magnetic, spiritual energy into the brain;
'the falling of the stars' refers to the falling away of thoughts; the 'fig tree dropping her untimely or unripe fruit as if shaken by a mighty wind' refers to the awakening of the Spiritual fire before the carnal or lower mind has submitted to the Christ Mind (before the 'fruit'/individual is ripe/mature and ready for Christ Consciousness);
this is reflected in the words of pandemonium and fear when we read of 'the removal of the sky, mountains and islands and the panic and hiding of the Earth-dwellers (lower mind and faculties)'.
Before moving on to Revelations Chapter 8, verses 1 to 6, when the seventh seal is opened, a few words are in order about Chapter 7 of Revelations. In symbology, it reflects the final preparation of the Soul for the mystic fusion or marriage with the Christ-Spirit or Lamb, who is in 'the middle of the throne' to guide those Souls that have fought the good fight and gone through the ordeals of the Path of realising him (the Indwelling-Christ that must be realised in you), the gift of the All-Father.
Each of those Soul's 'scroll of life' (every thought, word and deed coupled with the relevant emotion) is brought to the fore and the final conflict of cause and effect within the initiate (Soul) takes place.
The Lamb (the Christ-Spirit/the Logos) will then "shepherd them (the Souls) and guide them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." In symbology the lower principles in each Soul on the Path are chastised and purified and the higher faculties and principles receive the seal of the All-Father's approval.
As indicated above, the opening of the Sahasrara chakra is reflected in the words of the first six verses of Revelations, Chapter 8: "And when he (the Lamb) had opened the seventh seal there was a silence in the sky (heaven) for about half an hour. And I saw seven Angels that stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another Angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer (incense holder); and there was given to him much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints (devotees) upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense, which went up with the prayers of the saints (devotees), ascended before God out of the Angel’s hand. And the Angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the Earth: and there were voices, and peals of thunder and lightning and an earthquake. And the Angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to give the trumpet-calls."
As indicated above, these verses of Revelations relate to the opening of the seventh chakra centre, which incidentally corresponds to the sign of Leo, the Lion, the domicile of the sun.
This centre or chakra is directly linked to the Pineal gland or the proverbial "third eye", which is said to be the focal point of the nerve system and the aura of the individual; when the forces of the aura and the nerve system realize an equilibrium in this seventh chakra or Pineal gland centre a great 'silence in the sky or heaven' (esoterically, the head, the brain or mind) prevails before the great changes take place within the mind (the sky) and body (the earth) of the individual; the calm before the storm, so to speak.
During this mystic silence or meditation, each chakra that has been opened becomes fully awakened.
Leo is said to be the fixed fire sign of the Zodiac and thus the reference to the Christ 'fire of the altar' that was cast into the earth (the body), with tremendous purifying and internal effect, both psychic and physical.
The Christ fire or flame of life flowing up and through the seven chakra centres makes the body vibrate (earthquake) and each chakra centre produces a vibrant sound, referred to as trumpet-calls.
Each trumpet-call or keynote of each chakra (from the base of the spine to the head) reflects a higher tone or vibration, which in real terms means that a higher state of consciousness is realised and certain sins (weaknesses and transgressions) overcome.
The rest of Revelations, for those who have eyes to see, represents many permutations (in symbology and allegory) of the mystic drama of the true child of God (the true Israelite, Initiate or devotee) realising oneness with Christ or Christ-consciousness: the true marriage on Earth of the Soul to the Immortal Christ-Spirit; the overcoming of the epithumetic nature and carnal mind by the Christ mind, whereby the fullness of God's grace and love is made manifest here on Earth.
For those who want to pursue this further see revelations decoded.
Well, a world of chaos and upheaval, murder, mayhem, injustice, and brutality does reflect the inner psychological and emotional state of those we have set upon the thrones of the world. After all, one does not commonly find carrion crows or vultures seeking repast in a Japanese tea-garden.
The story of revelations is a story written in deep symbology getting you turn your tumultuous mind into a tea garden., a return to the garden of eden.
He is happy as well as great who needs neither to obey nor to command in order to be something - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
The reason why the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven is not given to some people is found in Mark 4:10-12, And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Everything fits, as you will soon see!!!
Evil does not run around in a red devil suit with horns. Evil runs around as fundamentalists of every kind, Christian, Jew, Muslim or Hindu.
Fundamentalist Christians, who also purport to believe in the ten commandments, really believe that when the apocalypse comes and Jesus returns, all the Jews will either have to convert to Christianity or will be killed, and that's perfectly okay.
Of course, Jesus will be in the nearest synagogue praying to Yaweh while this mass murder is going on. And the Jews and Hindus all believe that they are the real chosen people and everyone is just screwed anyway.
This is all moronic, simple-minded, idiotic, pre-civilized, childish thinking. Any name that we knuckle-headed humans can give to this incredible animating power that we call God, be it Jehovah, Jesus, Krishna, Allah, Buddha, or Zoroaster, are all ridiculous taken literally.
As Joseph Campbell, the great historian of mythology, so clearly pointed out, anyone that takes any of these old books of mythology literally has completely missed the point.
The bibles old and new, the Koran, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Book of Zoroaster, and all the rest of the "holy" books are merely collections of mythology.
They are metaphors and parables about how to live your life and how to face death. They are highly imperfect users manuals on how to get through this veil of tears we call life. If you actually believe that Jehovah is an old (white) man with a long beard who is watching each and every one of us over six billion humans and judging us, you're an imbecile.
If you literally believe that Jesus is Jehovah's son, you've decided to turn off a big portion of your brain and not deal with reality.
If you literally believe that if you kill an infidel that Allah will bless you with seventy-two virgins in the land of milk and honey, you've definitely got a screw loose. These are all myths. Period.
Religion is all based on weakness and laziness. It's the throwing in of the towel on the mysteries of life. It's saying, I can't make head or tail out of any of this stuff, so I'll just go with what everyone is doing.
If they're all getting down on their knees, eating a cookie and believing it's the body of Christ, then I will too. If they're all wrapping themselves in leather thongs, covering their heads with beanies, and rocking back and forth, that's what I'll do.
If everybody else is bowing to Mecca six times a day, I guess that's what I must do, too. This is the behavior of lemmings following other lemmings off the edge of the cliff.
There is absolutely no difference between praying to Jesus, praying to Jehovah, bowing to Mecca, or lighting incense to Krishna, praying to the Easter bunny and the tooth ferry, than there is sieg heiling to Hitler, blindly following Pol Pot into the killing fields, or chopping up Tutsis with machetes.
It's all called thoughtless behavior.
Karl Marx said that "Religion is the opiate of the masses," and he couldn't have been more correct. Religion is a drug that encourages you to not think for yourself, and, in my very humble opinion, is much worse and far more deadly than heroin, pot, cocaine, and alcohol all put together.
None of these other drugs breeds contempt for other people, but all religions do in one way or another.
Religion is the insidious evil of our planet, and the sooner people start to wake up to that the sooner we can get on to bigger, more important issues like peace and good will toward others, and UNDERSTANDING the mystical nature of the book of REVELATIONS.
Remember that the Bible is NOT a religious book at all. It's mythology describing the souls journey back to the fathers house (the higher conscious state, Zion, Sion).
It is pagan, because it is nature, and nature is God, and God is the ALL.
The fire of Kundalini is then said to be able to automatically annihilate mental and bodily impurities, as for instance, earthly desires, old "garbage" from this, and previous lives. The personal Ego (the devil), must be broken down.
Prometheus stole fire from heaven, and brought it down to earth.
The fire is the kundalini, the purifying spark of god.
It is what the whole of the Revelation is about.
The Earth, (you), your old mental structure (the ego based mind set), is destroyed by the purifying fire of God.
As Paul said in Romans 12:2 " be transformed by the renewing of your mind".
15. 2Cor.4:3,4 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world (the ego), hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
from Tablet VI: The Key of Magic
Seek ye first a place bound by darkness. Place ye a circle around about thee. Stand erect in the midst of the circle. Use thou this formula, and you shalt be free. Raise thou thine hands to the dark space above thee . Close thou thine eyes and draw in the LIGHT.
Call to the SPIRIT OF LIGHT through the Space-Time, using these words and thou shalt be free:"Fill thou my body, O SPIRIT OF LIFE, fill thou my body with SPIRIT OF LIGHT. Come from the FLOWER that shines through the darkness. Come from the HALLS where the Seven Lords rule.
Name them by name, I, the Seven: THREE, FOUR, FIVE, and SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, Nine.
By their names I call them to aid me, free me and save me from the darkness of night: UNTANAS, QUERTAS, CHIETAL, and GOYANA, HUERTAL, SEMVETA, ARDAL. By their names I implore thee, free me from darkness and fill me with LIGHT.
Know ye, O man, that when ye have done this, ye shall be free from the fetters that bind ye, cast off the bondage of the brothers of night.
List ye, O man, whilst I give the secret so that ye, too, shalt taste not of change. One hour each day shalt thou lie with thine head pointed to the place of the positive pole (north). One hour each day shalt thy head be pointed to the place of the negative pole (south). Whilst thy head is placed to the northward, hold thou thy consciousness from the chest to the head.
And when thy head is placed southward, hold thou thy thought from chest to the feet. Hold thou in balance once in each seven, and thy balance will retain the whole of its strength. Aye, if thou be old, thy body will freshen and thy strength will become as a youth's.
This is the secret known to the Masters by which they hold off the fingers of Death. Neglect not to follow the path I have shown, for when thou hast passed beyond years to a hundred to neglect it will mean the coming of Death.
Hear ye, my words, and follow the pathway. Keep thou thy balance and live on in life.
Hear ye, O man, and list to my voice. List to the wisdom that gives thee of Death. When at the end of thy work appointed, thou may desire to pass from this life, pass to the plane where the Suns of the Morning live and have being as Children of Light. Pass without pain and pass without sorrow into the plane where is eternal Light.
First lie at rest with thine head to the eastward. Fold thou thy hands at the Source of thy life (solar plexus).
Place thou thy consciousness in the life seat. Whirl it and divide to north and to south.
Send thou the one out toward the northward. Send thou the other out to the south. Relax thou their hold upon thy being. Forth from they form will thy silver spark fly, upward and onward to the Sun of the morning, blending with Light, at one with its source.
There it shall flame till desire shall be created. Then shall return to a place in a form.