Ships on the HIGH seas

For us the seashore is a place of vacation, and a cruise across the sea is for many the dream of a lifetime. Not so for the ancients! To them the sea symbolized chaos and destruction and unrest. One description of this is found in Psalm 107:23-30. These things, gathered together in the concept of the hostile sea, represent a part of human existence. The disquiet that goes on in many souls is sometimes almost beyond bearing. Friend, have you ever heard someone who has passed through mental or emotional torment speak of its hell?

Man Overboard, YOU are the ship in Biblical Mythology

Throughout the scriptures the sea is a type of the inner storms and turbulent nature of the Adamic man.

The prophet Isaiah penned these inspired words: “The wicked are like the troubled sea, which cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked” (Isa.
57:20-21). Jude also described wicked men when he said, “These are raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame” (Jude 13). The beloved John, on the isle of Patmos, had a vision of a great whore sitting on many waters. The angel revealed the meaning of the many waters, saying, “the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues” (Rev. 17:15).

The natural sea is a great deep, an abyss (Gen. 1:2; 7:11; 8:2; Deut. 8:7; 33:13). The Psalmist wrote of this abyss of the wickedness of man, “They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart is D-E-E-P (an abyss)” (Ps. 64:6).

To the enlightened mind of David the depth of iniquity of which the human heart is capable is so great that it is beyond the ability of man to comprehend. The heart of man is an unfathomable depth, or, as Jeremiah observed, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9). While John the Revelator saw a beast (bestial nature) rising out of the sea (abyss, depth) of one's own lower self, Jesus expressed the same truth thus: “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed all these evil things!”

No one can dispute the fact that it is this restless, turbulent, raging, evil heart of the fleshly man that inspires every evil and devilish perversion, and has filled the world with ever increasing confusion, faithlessness, immorality, falsehood, fraud, hatred, violence, greed, cruelty, strife, wars, bloodshed, and oppression. There are wars and rumors of wars and terrorism that strike fear into the hearts of men.

Among the ruthless surging tide of unbridled crime, drugs, rebellion, illicit sex, disease, suffering, abuse, poverty, - 2 - sorrow, and injustice, we hear the groans of the dying. The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain! Mens hearts are failing them for fear in looking after those things which are coming upon the earth. It is more than a raging sea of evil — it is a virtual tsunami of self-destruction!

As we look at the sad earth today, it is plain for every eye to see that, flowing from the corrupt minds of the corrupt rulers of every corrupt government on earth, taught in the schools, practiced in business and in the courts, and propagated by the media and Hollywood, we find the evil fruit of sin and death manifesting itself. Everywhere on the planet mankind is being overwhelmed by its evil until the earth is filled with violence and the thoughts and imaginations of men's hearts are only evil continually.

One who lacks self-control is driven by desire. Such a one is like a ship with the rudder broken off, driven by the wind in whatever direction it blows – today out to sea, tomorrow onto the beach, later onto a shallow, rocky reef that will totally destroy the ship. I know people who are like that. You probably do, too. They’re out of control. Self-control installs a rudder.


"This ship symbolizes the catholic Church of Christ. Its keel represents the orthodox faith in the Holy Trinity. Its beams and planks, the dogmas and traditions of the faith. Its mast represents the Cross; its sail and rigging represent Hope and Love. The master of the vessel is our Lord Jesus Christ, whose hand is on the helm. The mates and sailors are the Apostles, and the successors of the Apostles, and all clergymen, secretaries and notaries, and occasional teachers. The passengers comprise all Orthodox Christians.

The sea symbolizes present life. A gentle and zephyrlike breeze signifies whiffs and graces of the Holy Spirit wafting the vessel on its course. Winds, on the other hand, are temptations baffling it. Its rudder, whereby it is steered straightforwardly to the heavenly harbor is the present handbook of the sacred Canons." (Rudder, p. vi; icon provenance unknown.

It is a frightening thought that man has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself.

But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster; and each individual is only one tiny cell in the monster’s body, so that for better or worse he must accompany it on its bloody rampages and even assist it to the utmost. Having a dark suspicion of these grim possibilities, man turns a blind eye to the shadow-side of human nature.
Blindly he strives against the salutary dogma of original sin, which is yet so prodigiously true. Yes, he even hesitates to admit the conflict of which he is so painfully aware.

Psychology of the Unconscious” (1912)

We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are played not in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women who pass by without exciting attention, and who betray to the world nothing of the conflicts that rage within them except possibly by a nervous breakdown. What is so difficult for the layman to grasp is the fact that in most cases the patients themselves have no suspicion whatever of the internecine war raging in their unconscious. If we remember that there are many people who understand nothing at all about themselves, we shall be less surprised at the realization that there are also people who are utterly unaware of their actual conflicts.

The Mystical Icon of the Holy Church is taken from prototypes from the 17th Century. In the middle, of course, the Church is symbolized as a ship with Christ at the helm holding the holy Rudder. The Rudder in the Orthodox Church is the book which contains the Holy Canons which directs the Church in the proper mode of conduct and confession of Faith. Inside the Ark is the Virgin Mary, and in front of her are the four Evangelists, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke.

At the bow of the ship are Peter and Paul, holding the anchor, which is shaped in a three pronged end, signifying belief in the Trinity. Behind them are the Holy Fathers of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. Basil the Great, St. Athanasios of Alexandria, and St. Gregory Palamas, with multitudes of holy Fathers, and Mothers, and Martyrs, etc., etc., as signified by the halos. This all symbolizes the bosom of the Church, both triumphant and militant.


A symbol of the divine ego, the captain of the self.

" It is a matter of doubt whethersoul as the perfect realisation of the body may not stand to it in the same separable relation as a sailor to his boat" Aristotle De-An

"tell me my name, saith the sailor; traveler is thy name" Book of the dead

The meaning of the symbol sailor is the divine spark that is in you, the pilgrim of the night "tuat" underworld.

Before the Cross, Christians were asked to take the Dove or the Ship as the symbol of the Christ. This was recommended by Clemens of Alexandria - Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine)

If you happen by some older catholic churches, you might see above the door a masted ship sailing in rough seas, since ancient times, the ship has been a symbol of the body and the cargo that is in it's hold is the divine ego 0r light that YOU are, dwelling in this vessel (ship).

The meaning of ships in biblical mythology.

Remember that the bible is veiled, you are reading dark sayings, which is mythology, mythology reveals things that's go on in the mind.

All of the verses in the bible talking about ships and trading etc.. is not literal, but symbolic.


A symbol of the desires and passions, the turbulent emotional mind or the calm seas of the regenerated mind.

"And god said, let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. And god called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters, he called the SEA. Gen 1:9:10

And the physical matter is named earth, which also stands for the lower nature (lower mind), the natural man.

And the gathering together of the waters, signifies the formation of the astral sea of desires, and all is pronounced good, that is perfect in involution for progress of the soul.

"In the midst of the waters a heaven is formed in the once benighted creature. The unstable element, so quickly moved by storms (inner turmoil), is the well known type of restless desires of the heart of fallen man, for the wicked are like the troubled SEA, which cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt" ( thoughts that arise from the turbulent lower unsettled mind ) Isis unveiled.

"the eye of man, O disciples, is the SEA, things visible are the foam of this SEA. he who hath overcome the foaming billows of visible things, of him o disciples, it is said; that is a Brahman who hath in his inner man out ridden the SEA of the eye, with it's waves and whirlpools, with it's depths profound and it's prodigies; he hath reached the shore, he stands on firm earth.

The same fellows regarding the sea of hearing and the other senses. Thus spoke the exalted one, when the perfect one had thus spoken, the master went on to say; "if thou this sea with it's Abyss of waters, hast crossed, wisdom and holiness are thy portion, the land hast thou, the goal of the universe hast thou reached" Buddha

Perception on the lower mental plane discloses the astral plane with it's passions and desires which have to be controlled and outgrown ere the ego can reach the higher planes of consciousness (the father shore). When the sea of desire and strife is crossed, wisdom and love are gained.

There are many who look with disgust upon that man who flies into a rage and and shamefully beats a child, a dog or horse, while within the soul of the spectator is a sea surging back and forth in surely irritable moods, like the open and broad expanse of the open ocean, never tranquil and still like an island lake. AB Olston

Typhon and set, the adversary is a symbol of the desire principle on the astral plane (the sea). The transformation of fire are first of all sea, and the other half lightning flash.

In the Egyptian mythology, Ra set out and went over the whole sea, but as no more enemies (things of the lower desire mind) were seen, they returned to Egypt, traveling by night (meditation).

For what is denoted by the title of the seam but this whole worlds bitterness raging in the destruction of the righteous, the psalmist said, "he gathererth the waters of the sea together as in a skin" For the lord gathereth the waters of the sea as in a skin, when disposing all things with a wonderful governance. he restrains the threats of the carnal, pent up in their hearts. thus, the lord treadeth upon the waves of the sea. For when the storms of persecution lift up themselves, they are dashed in pieces in astonishment at his miracles. Book of Job.


A symbol of the lower mental or casual vehicle of the soul.

"but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary" mat 14:24

This warring of the elements signifies the transferring of the lower astral impressions to a higher plane, that is, the transmutation of the lower nature to a higher nature. it takes place amid much disturbance in the lower mind, and is effected through power of the higher self within the lower mental vehicle (ship), which is an aspect of the lower ego.

Beaked ships

"now I (Achilles) will depart to Phthiam seeing it is far better to return home on my beaked ships, nor am I minded here in dishonour to draw thee (ahemennon) thy fill of riches and wealth"

The personality resolves to regain those higher states of consciousness (phthia) which arethe outcome of the evolution. The resolution involves directed aspirations, and these are realised as the sense of right. The personality decides that it shall not be enslaved by the desire nature with it's objects of sense.

Ships of the Greeks guided to Ilium (Troy).

" ti them there arose by far the best of augurs kalchas son of Thestor, who knew the present, the future and the past, and who guided the ships of the greeks to ilium, by his prophetic art, which Phoebus Apollo gave him" Iliad

To the mind appeared memory (reminiscence) the child of the ego, which is the means through correlation of experiences of directing the higher mental qualities to centralize in the casual self. This it effects by the higher consciousness, which is the direct offshoot of the higher self (Apollo).

"ships signify containers (physical bodies) and of knowledge of which is good and true serving for the use of life. Ships signify those knowledges, because they are what contain things." Sweedenborg


A symbol of the attachment of the lower self to the higher self, through the growth of the higher consciousness.

"your only freedom is the intercourse with Christ. Bind your soul to his, and it must rise with him into his liberty." Philips brooks.

"The promise of salvation is like a mighty cable, that is fastened by one end to a ship, and by the other to the anchor, the soul is the ship where faith is, and to which the higher end (nearest end) of this cable is fastened, but hope is the anchor that at the other need of the cable and which entereth into that within the veil." J Bunyan.


A symbol of the higher self to which the soul must be consciously attached.
"tell me my name saith the wood, where will I anchor, lord of the two lands (the lower and higher self), who dwelleth in the shrine, is thy name." Book of the dead.

The wood is the seaman the horn or rock of salvation, the Christ. the higher self is lord of both the higher and lower natures (the two lands), in the soul and his seat is in the casual body (shrine).

"And the mooring post is fixed for me in the pool of the zenith, the mooring post is set up for me"

So far we have seen from the above that Ships and the Sea are talking about human nature and things that go on in the mind, the ship being the vehicle of the soul, which is the earth or physical body.

waves of the sea

a symbol of the surgings of the lower emotional nature, with it's passions and desires on the astral plane (sea).

The mind of man is the sea, and the thoughts of the mind, as it were, a wave of the sea, which sometimes swell in anger, are made calm by inner transformation or dissolution, and from hatred run out in bitterness, but man dieth, the waters of the sea fail. job 15;11 A

According to the words of the psalmist "in that very day his thoughts perish"

“Instead of choosing your words carefully, choose your thoughts carefully. Then you have nothing to hide. People respond to your “vibe,” created by your thoughts, more powerfully than any calculated words or actions.”


A symbol of the casual body, the seat of the higher self. the soul floating on the river of life (the spinal fluid).

"the true guru is a boat, few there are who consider this, and those who do, he mercifully saveth" Bhagavad Gita

Boat of Ra

"immediately in the fair way of the course of Afu-Ra in the division of the duat (dual mind), in the third division ( the cycle of life on the mental plane), the three lower parts of our nature. is a group of eight gods who bear on their shoulders a long pole like object which terminates in a bulls head.

( The bulls head is of coarse a symbol of the lower ego mind, a symbol of the lower quaternary, and eight figures supporting the pole is the higher consciousness, as gods number is always eight, the pole represents the duality of mind) passing through a long tunnel ( this passage signifies the incarnation of the self (afu-ra) in the lower nature (earth).

The boat is also pulled by twelve, the twelve represent the 12 signs of the zodiac, as well as the 12 cranial nerves (gates) of the brain.

River of life

In the progressive life on the lower plane of thought, the ego, or lower consciousness, has before and above him the higher mind, as it were a great river which the consciousness in the casual body (mystical boat). This union of the higher and lower selves requires that the lower self in all its qualities shall become perfect and identical with the higher self (mystical boat of Ra).

"may the soul of Ani come forth with thee into heaven, may he go forth in the matet boat. may he come into port in the Sektet boat, and may he cleave his [ath among the never resting stars in the heavens" The Egyptian.

May the perfected soul come forth and unite with the self on the buddhic plane, may he go forth as the personality in the period of involutution. may he when perfected come into the heaven of attainment and peace within, as the individuality, and may he rise triumphant among the the divine egos who scinillate knowledge on the atmic plane.

"even if thou wert the greatest of all sinners, thou shalt be able to cross over all sins in the boat of wisdom" bhagavad gita

How ever stringly the soul may be bound by the desires of lower mind thinking and emotions, yet the time arrives when liberation be brought about by the souls own efforts to rise to a higher consciousness. There is no purifier in the world compared to wisdom and knowledge. And he who loses his life (kills the ego), shall find it.

"Buddha will deliver by the boat of knowledge the distressed world, borne helplessly along, from the ocean of misery which throws up sickness as it's foam, tossing with the waves of old age, and rushing with the dreadful on flow of death."Buddha

The self will be the means of delivering the qualities from the place of the lower emotions by wisdom, so that they may be transmuted to the higher Buddhic thought, and no more assailed and swayed by the lower emotions (sickness).

The nausea which afflicts the ego so long as it is unsatisfied by the true knowledge and perceptions of the higher nature. the tossing is a symbol of the unrest in the mind which causes insecurity in the lower self, the rushing signifies a sense of dread of the unknown, a departure of the personality, also a symbol of the bottomless pit, where all the desires, passions and emotions arise, it is bottomless, as any living being can testify.

When one overcomes the desires of the lower mind, he or she is the true captain of their boat or ship, they have arrived at the the hidden lighthouse of wisdom within their own self.

As can be seen, all of the boat and ship mythologies in the Egyptian, Greek and the Bible myths are talking about the boat(the physical boby), carrying the soul to a higher plane, or higher consciousness), but do not trade in tarshish or Tyre, or other places on the coast (outer realms of consciousness) Lower mind thoughts, or you will become shipwrecked.

The connection between the right brain, which is responsible for filing away the pure experiential information from our senses, and the left brain, which is responsible for immediately processing, abstracting and categorizing that data, is a delicate balance.

The lack of communication between the two hemispheres of the brain in a subject with a severed corpus callosum clearly demonstrates the important connection between experience and abstraction. It is both of these together that utilize our entire brain, and therefore there should exist a balance between the two forms of knowledge, abstract and experiential.

We will now have a look at some more bible verses making reference to ships and the sea, and we will see how clever the mythologies were written, they were written by by very learned and enlightened men.

The connection between the right brain, which is responsible for filing away the pure experiential information from our senses, and the left brain, which is responsible for immediately processing, abstracting and categorizing that data, is a delicate balance. The lack of communication between the two hemispheres of the brain in a subject with a severed corpus collosum clearly demonstrates the important connection between experience and abstraction. It is both of these together that utilize our entire brain, and therefore there should exist a balance between the two forms of knowledge, abstract and experiential.

We will now have a look at some more bible verses making reference to ships and the sea, and we will see how clever the mythologies were written, they were written by by very learned and enlightened men.


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).

In our Lord's time fishermen's boats on the Sea of Galilee were called "ships." Much may be learned regarding the construction of ancient merchant ships and navigation from the record in Acts 27, 28.

Notice the wording of the verse below, notice it says, "you used to say that I am a ship" What is being said here, is that someone was calling a person a ship.

Tyre, you used to say: I am a ship." (Ez.27:1-3).

Making reference to the vehicle or container of the soul (the body)

"Your frontiers stretched far out to sea; those who built you made you perfect in beauty." (Ex.27:4).

The soul that was made perfect used to be stretched out to frontiers, in other words, the higher mind had encompassed the thinking, that's when you were a child, and the ego has not yet set in.

"Then you were rich and glorious, surrounded by the seas" (Ez.27:25).

Rich and glorious signifies that the consciousness has married up with the lower mind, surrounded by the seas (the emotional mind).

"The east wind (spirit) has shattered you (the ego), surrounded by the seas (the turbulent emotional mind). 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 of the above represent all of the negative thoughts that arise out of lower mind thinking, especially the lower emotional outbursting mind, these are riches of the lower nature, this is trading gold in Tarshish), all will sink surrounded by the seas (emotional outbursts) on the day of your shipwreck." (Ez.27-26-27).

ez 27 Your riches, and your fairs, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots (thoughts), your caulkers (those thoughts that arise out of the lower mind, that shore up those negative ideas and keep them from leaking), and the occupiers of your merchandise, (the merchandise are the thoughts of the egoic mind), and all your men of war ( negative thoughts), that are in you (your thinking mind), and in all your company which is in the middle (The divided mind) of you, shall fall into the middle of the seas in the day of your ruin. The middle of the seas signifies that all of your thoughts still reside in both left and right brain thinking, you are still operating in the duality of mind, it is the ruin of the mind.

28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of your pilots.

The suburbs is a symbol of all of the cells and organs of the body, they sound a cry for help of the pilots (the thoughts that arise out of the lower emotional mind).

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;

The handle of the oar is the ego, the mariners and pilots, are the thoughts that under it's control, the shall come down and stand on land ( in the earth, or lower mind). The mind that has lost it's ability to stay at sea and overcome the lower mind thinking.

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:

This is a total revulsion of the lower mind, as it cries out for help from the higher to control the emotions.

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.

Bald is a symbol of the loss of spiritual power, or the loss of guidance from the higher self, gird in sackcloth, is a symbol of the mind in it's dreadful lower emotional state, the higher self and all of the cells and organs of the body weep for the bitterness that pours forth from this lower mind.

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?

Remember in Biblical mythology "the city" is always the mind, in this case it is referred to as Tyrus (the ego), take up lamentation, means that the self laments over the lower emotions, being destroyed in the middle of the sea, between the left and right brain, between the lower and higher mind.

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.

Wares (thoughts) out of the seas( the emotions), filled many people, (these are those that you hurt during your emotional outbursts), (the kings of the earth are the physical, the intellectual and the emotional nature, it is asking did you enhance (enrich) this ego mind), with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise ( all of the thoughts that arise out of the lower mind)

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.

This is saying that in due time the EGO 9 lower mind of desires and passions) shall fall (go into dissolution)

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.

The inhabitants of the isles are again referring to the thoughts that arise out of this lower emotional mind, the kings shall be afraid, because they know what comes after an emotional outburst, the intellect is always wounded. The three aspects of your nature will be troubled, yes quite naturally.

36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at you; you shall be a terror, and never shall be any more.

The merchants are the thoughts that trade with the lower mind thinking, the more you think in a lower sense, the more merchants you create within your own mind. Although you are a terror, eventually the higher mind succeeds into converting the lower mind thinking and then you will be no more, this is the absolution of the ego.

Ez 27

In the early books of the Old Testament there are references connecting certain of the tribes, and these northern tribes, with the activities of the sea.

Northern tribes is making reference to the thoughts that arise out of the lower thinking mind, in mythology the NORTH is the subconscious mind.

Ships Translations

Genesis 7:17-18 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

The number 40 signifies the physical body as it is 40 weeks in gestation, which also equates to nine months, both being symbols of the lower mind.

The earth is the physical, and the waters increasing signify the turbulent mind, the ark is the brain, it is lifted up above, meaning to a higher state of consciousness, but the waters (emotional nature) ( prevailed), this turbulent mind ever increasing upon the earth (the physical body, the face of the waters is a symbol of the mind confronting the thoughts that arise out of this turbulent emotional mind.

Genesis 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Zebulin, the lower quality thoughts are as a haven of the sea (the lower emotional nature), a haven for ships means the physical body is the container for this lower soul, the border of Zidon, is the outer realms of consciousness, the lower mind. Notice it says HIS border, see how clever the writer turned the word ship into HIS.

Judges 5:17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.

Gilead means hill of testimony or witness, it is the mind that testifies or witnesses any higher transformation of the mind, the river Jordan is always the spine and fluid in the spinal column, Dan is scorpio, the lower mind, dan the lower soul remained in the container of the physical, because it is the ego.

Asher, one of the 12 tribes of israel, which signifies a zodiac sign, Asher being the 8th son of jacob represents the higher quality mental thoughts, Asher continued on the sea shore, the shore is a symbol of calmer waters, a calmer mental state, and abode in his breaches, breaches signify a gap or rift, in other words this is a type of person that is consciously aware of the attacks to the self by the lower mind, and tries to mend that part, to take control of the breaches of the mind as it pertains to the lower self. To be consciously aware that there is a problem is a start.


Isaiah 33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Streams is a symbol of the means for the realization of the self in manifestation.

"the thirsty world of living beings will drink the flowing stream of his law' buddha.

The thirst world is a symbol of the illusions brought about by the the lower ego mind,

rivers are a symbol of the course of the souls evolution, from the material to the spiritual life, in the world of experience.

Isaiah 33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

The lord will be present in this place of broad rivers and streams ( the stillness within, whereby the soul can attain to the higher conscious thinking).

No galley with oars nor gallant ship may pass by.

Oars represent effort, by effort signifies falsity in this verse, it is the effort of the lower mind to retain control of the personality, the gallant ship is the full blown ego, these are not to pass by. When one is in meditation, the gallant ships and galleys with oars, lower mental thoughts, will not hinder the souls higher aspirations.


James 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whither soever the governor listeth.

great ships are Egos, and these egos are driven by great fierce winds (negative emotional thoughts that arise from lower mind thinking), yet these lower thoughts may be tuned about with a very small helm ( the helm representing the mind that seeks to overcome the power of the lower forces), the governor of course is the intellectual mind. When a ship listeth, means that the mind remains in a state of duality, between lower and higher thinking, it is off balance, the ship has a list, or it is leaning to one side, the port side, which is left brain thinking.


Isaiah 23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

The ships (bodies carrying these divine egos) howl ye ships of tarshish (operating from the lower mind), your steenth is laid to waste ( again we the verse talking about the ego)

tarshish is a symbol of the lower ego mind, when the mind aspires to the higher thinking, the strength of the lower mind is laid to waste (no longer in control of the thinking process).

Solomon built a navy of ships.

1 Kings 9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Reed sea, in the land of Edom.

Solomon represnts the higher mind SOL OM ON, the city of the sun, which is the same as Apollo, the higher consciousness, this higher mind creates a navy of ships in Eziongeber, Eziongeber beside Eloth, these two places represent both left and right brain thinking, on the shore of the reed sea, the reed sea is the place of the lower mind, Edom was the name given to Esau, Esau represents the PHYSICAL nature NOT the spiritual, he was a hairy man, hair in the bible is a symbol of power and strength, that's why Sampson lost all of his power when his seven locks of hair was cut. Esau's brother Jacob was a smooth man, meaning that Jacob represents the archetypal man to become, a higher spiritual aspirant.

Esau was born first and Jacob came out holding on to Esau's heel, which means the a person is always born of the physical (40) and has the Spiritual potential to become a Jacob, (enlightened person).

Esau/Edom represents that even though the the lower parts are close by, one may overcome by symbolically building a navy of ships, these ships are representative of higher soul aspirations in the face of the trying to overcome the ego mind.

Of Chittim.

Numbers 24:24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

Chittim is associated with the island of cypress, and the land to the west.

In biblical mythology the island is always the human brain as it sits in the skull in a saline pool, in mythology west is the left hemisphere of the brain, North is the subconscious mind, east is the spiritual side, and south is the physical nature, so west represents the intellect in this verse.

Ships (containers for the soul), come from the coasts (the outer realms of consciousness) to the coast of Chittim (the intellect), the intellect shall afflict both Asshur and Eber. He (Chittim/the intellect) shall parish forever.

This last part is referring to when the five senses are overcome in meditation, the intellectual, the emotional and the physical natures must be killed out or overcome, before the fourth spiritual can take over.

Notice that Eber died at the age of 464, in numerology you add the numbers up, and we get 14, which reduces to FIVE, the five senses that must be overcome, this is how clever the bible writers wrote the mythology.

lets see who Asshur and Eber are in the mythology.

Without getting into all the genealogies of these two, which is necessary to understand what they represent, be assured that they represent an aspect of the mind and consciousness.

Since they are to be afflicted, it is most assuredly talking about the physical and the emotional mind, the brain/mind/chittim which seeks a higher ideal has to inflict damage on these two centers, they must be overcome before the mind can rise to a higher consciousness. The secret to understanding all the genealogies is to simply go back and see who the father was, and where they were born, then one can see if it is thoughts that arise out of the higher thinking or the lower mind left brain thinking.

It is obvious that the mythcists that wrote all this mythology had an excess of time on their hands, the bible is the craziest running cipher of mind stuff in the world, it has fooled everyone, but the secret is slowly getting out that the bible is book about the mind and all of the thoughts that emanate from either the right hemisphere of the brain, or the left. Right (eve) left (adam), right (abel) left hemisphere of the brain (cain).

If you follow all of the genealogies from these two, you will understand that it is talking about the two hemispheres of your brain.

Daniel 11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

This is when the lower mind has made a transformation to higher mind thinking, even though the mind is still under the EGO, it is still capable of understanding and even though it has forsaken the covenant ( the promise to bring the lower mind to it's highest state of consciousness) will succeed.

Ships Of Tarshish.

Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

Tyre and Tarshish are just symbols of the lower mind, the ship of Tarshish is the body carrying this corrupt divine ego within it's hold, it will be laid to waste, again we see the higher consciousness destroying the lower ego mind set. The land of chittim (the intellect, as one ot the two witnesses, it is revealed to your mind that the ego is losing the battle.

Isaiah 60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

The isles are always referring to the brain in mythology, as the brain sits in saline pool of water, the ships of Tarshish (the bodies that carry the gold and silver (evil negative thoughts from the lower emotional mind, eventually return to god (the higher consciousness), Is Ra El the fully manifested power of the higher within one's self.

Of Adramyttium.

Acts 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

In order to understand the mythology and the meaning of Adramyttium we need som futher study. Adramyttiumwas a city in Asia Minor on the coast of Mysia, paul embarked on this ship at Caesare belonging to this city, when Paul sailed on the Alexandrian ship to Italy. It was rare for any LITERAL ship to sail from any port in Israel to Italy, the name Adramyti means place of traffic, so we can see where this verse is going.

Acts 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium ( the place of the turbulent emotional mind, place of traffic, many thoughts), we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia (asia is a biblical symbol of wisdom and knowledge, as the seven churches of revelations are the seven chakras); one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

Aristarchus a macedonian of thessalomica

Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, this is a symbol of the higher mind or higher consciousness. Aristarchus lived in about 310 bc, so was he really on this ship in the bible story?

He was from macedonia,  macedonia was first a Greek city then later a Roman city, Greece in the bible a symbol of higher learning and knowledge, Romans are a symbol of the lower mind.

Thessalomica was a place where the Jews took some evil things from the market place. This means that the higher mind reverted back to lower mind thinking.

But, they are still sailing for Asia, the place of the higher consciousness.

Of Alexandria.

Acts 27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

Alexandria was the learning center of the world, and represents the intellect in biblical mythology, the soul (self) is put therein, to learn.

Of Chaldea.

Isaiah 43:14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

Chaldea the southern portion of Babylon, lower Mesopotamia

Chaldea a southern place represents the physical, notice it's a lower place and Babylon in biblical mythology, like Egypt and Sodom signify the lower mind.

"And their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of that great city (the brain) where also your lord was crucified in that place spiritually called Sodom and Egypt" revelations

Notice that they are spiritual places not LITERAL, Babylon is a barren spiritual place as is Sodom and Egypt in the mythology.

Isaiah 43:14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake (for learning about the lower) I have sent to Babylon (This is the mind dwelling in the lower ego desire state of mind), and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. This means the higher thoughts breaking down the lower egoic thinking.

Of  Tyre.

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea ; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

Tyre was the maritime equivalent of Babylon (again, the lower mind).

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram ( egoic thinking) sent him (the self) by the hands of his servants ships (all of the other lower mind thoughts that arise from the ego), and servants that had knowledge of the sea(the emotional nature) (servants are symbols of the lower aspirations to a higher plane of thought); and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir (the higher thoughts), and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold (450 reduces to the number NINE and as we have seen elsewhere NINE is a symbol of the lower mind in Greek, called He Phren, human gestation is NINE months, you have NINE openings in your body and Krishna had nine holes in his flute (body), it is referring to the beast which is the physical as opposed to the spiritual)., and brought them to king Solomon (the higher mind).

In other words the lower mind is trying to transmute itself to a higher nature, this is because the intellect had brought it the gate of learning.

Generally made of the fir tree.

Ezekiel 27:5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

Cedars and Fir trees in the bible are always referring to the spine and the physical body.

The masts represent the higher aspirations of the soul.

Cedars from Lebanon is where the tree of life was from in the garden of Eden myth, so we can clearly see that it is not a literal cedar, but a symbolic or spiritual one. The mast is also referring to the kundalini energy rising up the spine (cedar in Lebanon) to the brain (mast).

Sometimes made of bulrushes.

Isaiah 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

You can clearly see that this stuff is NOT LITERAL, lets analyze this one.

That sendeth ambassadors by the sea (turbulent thoughts that arise from lower emotional thinking), even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters vessels of bulrushes are symbols of the swampy lower mind, this is where Moses parted the sea of reeds, reeds grow in swamps, and swamps is where the monsters lay in wait, the monsters are the negative thoughts that arise out of these bulrushes (reeds/lower swampy nature)

saying, Go, ye swift messengers (messengers are always angels of god, in this case angles of light, higher conscious thoughts), to a nation scattered and peeled (the nation is talking about the mind that scattered in the duality of mind), to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! land and rivers signifies the lower earthly thoughts and turbulent thoughts (rivers) This is the down trodden mind that has been laid to waste by the lower emotional thoughts that proceed from this monster/ego.

By now you should be able to see that all of these things are symbols of either the lower mind or the higher, and are never LITERAL. 

The entire bible is a book about the journey of the mind, from lower mind thinking to the higher mind or god consciousness, it is a mind book through and through. It is clearly laid out just in the ship verses alone.

The seams of, were calked.

Ezekiel 27:9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.

This is the mind that stays mired in higher thinking, caulkers is referring to the higher thoughts that are seeking to keep the ship afloat, the higher aspirations, they were WISE, signifying a higher ideal, the merchandise is always the soul, the caulkers (positive thoughts) keep busy keeping the lower mind from leaking in, so that the higher thoughts can get through.

their mariners (those thoughts in the normal field of consciousness) were in thee to occupy ( take control of ) thy merchandise (the soul carried along in this ship (the physical body).

The forepart or foreship.

Acts 27:30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

Acts 27:30 And as the shipmen (your soul) were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea (the turbulent emotional mind), under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, ( A symbol of the attachment of the lower self to the higher self, through the growth of the higher consciousness. "your only freedom is the intercourse with christ the higher mind. Bind your soul to his, and it must rise with him into his liberty." Philips brooks.

The foreship means the the head or the intellect.

under colour means with forebearance, swiftly acknowledged that the lower mind is about to shipwreck your ship.

Acts 27:41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

Where two seas meet is a symbol of the left and right brain streams of thought, lower and higher thinking, they ran the ship aground, this is when the mind serving both god and mammon (lower mind thinking) gets stuck in the mud as it were, the mind (ship) cannot move forward to the higher because the lower mind thinking keeps it anchored or stuck, there is no spiritual progress when both minds are at work, one minute your thinking good things, the next minute, you are conjuring some evil deed to get even with someone that wronged you you have run aground.

and the forepart stuck fast (that's the intellect, it cannot reason itself out of the situation, because of the bombardment of thoughts from the lower emotional mind) , and remained unmovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

The hinder part was broken by the violence of the waves. the hinder part of course are the thoughts from the the lower mind and all of the violence that comes from these waves (negative thoughts). this is the broken down mind, it is aground.

The hinder part or stern.

Acts 27:29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

The higher mind is in fear that the lower mind will have fallen upon rocks (stuck again) they cast four anchors, the four is making reference to the lower Quaternary of the nature, anchors again are ( A symbol of the attachment of the lower self to the higher self, through the growth of the higher consciousness.

out of the stern (the lower mental activity), and wished for the day (when the lower mind will stop it's activity).

The hold or between the sides.

Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid (the mariners are a symbol of the soul in involution riding the seas of life trying tom understand all of this stuff), and cried every man unto his god His god, (because there are many gods, a god is a motivating factor in life), and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea the wares are the lower mental thoughts, these are cast in the sea (to be swallowed up in the higher consciousness) , to lighten it of them (to lighten, is to free the mind from the fetters of the lower mind thinking).

But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship (jonah was off into the deep, into the realms of the higher, in the great fish (the higher conscious thinking, asleep means not aware of what is going on, sleep is a symbol of a state of oblivion to spiritual enlightenment, or the reverse state of consciousness of external things. The mind doesn't know what is going on.

The mast.

Isaiah 33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

The tacklings are the negative thoughts that hook up with other negative thoughts, these are set loose, the lower thoughts (tacklings) cannot strengthen the mast (the higher aspirations of the soul), they could not spread their sail (higher loftier thoughts), the lame taking spoils are a symbol of the lower ego mind the divided mind that can only partake of the things of the lower (spoils).

Ezekiel 27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

Fine lines is a symbol of the higher thoughts but they are broidered with work from Egypt (the lower mind) the thoughts of the mind tries to aspire to the higher plane, yet they are girded by thoughts of the lower (Egypt). The lower thoughts are spread out for the sail, in other words the higher is losing to the lower carnal self. blue and purple signify royalty, in this case the lower ego mind thinks that is royalty, but is a false royalty, for the ego is never true. The isle are the brains that house this ego thinking, covered with Elishah ( the lower mind thoughts)

Acts 27:19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

The third day represents the overcoming of the three lower centers or chakras, as Jesus said, I will raise up my new church built without hands in three days, it is the overthrow of the three kings the intellectual, the physical and the emotional nature.

The soul is casting out this tackling (lower mind stuff) our own hands, means that the higher is taking over the lower thinking.

Acts 27:40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the main sail to the wind, and made toward shore.

Anchors ( A symbol of the attachment of the lower self to the higher self, through the growth of the higher consciousness. "your only freedom is the intercourse with christ the higher mind. Bind your soul to his, and it must rise with him into his liberty." Philips brooks.

Committed to the sea, means that the lower mind finds solace in the sea, operating from the lower emotional mind, because it has known no other. loosed the rudder bands is a symbol of the mind that is wound up like a rubber band, it is the restless mind that seeks action at every turn, this mind can't stand being alone with itself, it bores the hell out of itself.

It sets sail towards the shore, shore is a symbol of land, and land is a symbol of the earthly lower mind, this iis where it feels safe and comfortable, it is grounded in the earth (shore), the lower mind thinking.

Ezekiel 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.

Oaks and wood always denote the physical body with all of it's lower desires and passions, bashan is also a symbol of this lower mind, the oars are thoughts that propel this lower mind activity in daily life, it is the oars from the oaks of bashan, totally immersed in the lower mind.

The Ashurites are also a symbol of the lower and their benches are ivory, benches means the seat of the mind and ivory denotes the person that feels rich in this lower mind character, ego as it is, it sees itself as if to say look at me, aren't I the cats meow.

Brought out of the isles chittim (the thoughts that proceed from the mind), they have turned lower as opposed to higher.

Often the property of individuals.

Acts 27:11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

The centurion and the master represent the physical and the intellectual mind, this mind will not listen to small voice in the wilderness (paul), paul is the spirit calling in this verse, yet this lower mind will take no part.

remember the physical, the intellectual and the emotional must be overturned.

Commanded by a master.

Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

The ship master is the ego, which says what did you mean I was asleep and rise, call upon thy god (this is the Lazarus mind, the mind that doesn't have a clue that there is even a such thing as a higher quality) If there is a god let him take care of us that we not parish (this is a cop out, people are fond of saying if god wants me to seek a higher ideal, let him do it, what do I have to with it) this is the lazy mind or sleeping mind.

Guided in their course by pilots.

Ezekiel 27:8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.

Zidon and Arvad are symbols of the intellectual and emotional mind, but Tyrus (the wise/ higher mind) represents the higher ideal, and seeks to pilot the ship ( the soul) towards fair weather.

Course of frequently directed by the heavenly bodies.

Acts 27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

The sun and stars are a symbol of higher consciousness, in the bible god asks JOB if he loose the bands of Orion and bind the influences of the Pleiades, and bring mazzaroth in it's due season, what is being said here is can YOU bring forth this electromagnetism within your body and brain.

So then we see that since there was no sun and stars for many days, this means that the guidance from above, the higher conscious is dead within your own mind, we see that there was no hope for the soul. There is no direction from above. All higher direction for the soul comes from the father of lights from above.

Often impelled by oars.

Jonah 1:13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

This signifies that the soul aspiration to seek the higher qualities could not because of the turbulent emotions keeps a strong hold on the thoughts, and keeps the soul stuck in the lower mind ego train of thoughts.

John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.

5 and 20 equals the number 7, as it is signifying the 7 chakras, the number three is in relation to the physical, the intellectual and emotional nature that must be overcome. The metaphor of jesus walking on water shows the control that the soul and thinking has over the emotions (sea), the lower mind was afraid, because as it begins to lose it' power over the mind and fights hard to retain that control.

Luke 5:1-2 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

This is saying that the soul even though it's mired into the lower mind, it presses to hear the word of god, to seek the higher ideal. standing by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake, the lake is the mind coming under control of the higher nature, the two ships again represent the physical and intellectual nature that must be overcome, lakes are calmer than seas and oceans, so the writer is saying that mind is aspiring to the higher nature, the fisherman were out washing their nets, the fisherman are symbols of the mind trying to catch fish (higher quality thoughts), washing the nets is a symbol of the cleansing of the mind from a lower to higher state.

Psalms 104:26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

The Leviathan is always the ego, there goes the ego to play therein, in the quality of the thoughts. A lower quality indeed.

Psalms 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

This is a symbol of the soul that continues to aspire to the lower mind to stay under the control of the lower nature (great waters).

Soundings usually taken for, in dangerous places.

Acts 27:28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

twenty reduces to the number 2, here the number 2 signifies the divided mind, the duality of mind, when they had gone further, the mind takes account of it's progress, but it has found that it has made nine, in fact it has found itself in deeper water (lower mind), fifteen reduces to 6 mans lower mind.

Usually distinguished by signs or figure heads.

Acts 28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux (known as Polydeuces to the Greeks) were twin brothers who appeared in several prominent myths. The twins were worshiped as gods who helped shipwrecked sailors and who brought favorable winds for those who made sacrifices to them.

The twins also accompanied Jason* and the Argonauts on their voyage in search of the Golden Fleece. During that expedition, Pollux demonstrated his boxing skills by killing the king of the Bebryces. When a storm arose on the voyage, the Argonaut Orpheus prayed to the gods and played his harp. The storm immediately ceased, and stars appeared on the heads of the twins. It is because of this myth that Castor and Pollux came to be recognized as the patrons of sailors.

The three is again making reference to overcoming the first three chakras or the three natures, departing from Alexandria signifies the mind and soul aspiring to the higher nature, the signs castor pollux are of course star constellations, they are a symbol of the energy from above, they are a symbol of direction from above, their is upward mobility of the soul from the lower mind to the higher in this verse.

Course of, through the midst of the sea, wonderful.

Proverbs 30:18-19 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

The soul sees wonder when under the control of the three lower parts of the nature, as life is wonderful indeed, but does know four, the fourth part is the spiritual nature, here the proverbs is talking about the person that has no idea and does aspire to the higher authority within.

The eagle is a symbol of Scorpio (the lower mind) that has transmuted itself to the eagle Aquila, the higher mind, the serpent upon a rock is a symbol of the kundalini energy that has risen to the brain and impacted the pineal gland (rock). the maid is a symbol of direction of the higher mind in the soul as it assists (maid) the lower mind, the soul is helped along by the higher and shown the right path. The most of the sea is a symbol of the soul still riding the storms of the emotions as it aspires and is helped by the higher mental qualities.

2 Chronicles 9:21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

The king is the ego that went to tarshish ( trading with the lower ego thoughts), servants of huram (the lower ego mind), three years ( the first three chakras of consciousness, the lower mind), bringing gold silver ivory apes and peacocks, all of the negative animal quality thoughts that arise from lower mental activity, it appears to be gold and so forth, because the earthly personality delights in itself.


Matthew 4:21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

Two brethren is a symbol of the duality of mind, the left brain and right brain thinking, which is the ego, James and John are symbols of this mind, the father is the soul, mending nets means aspiring to the things of the higher nature, mending, repairing the damage that has been done to you and the world from your emotional outbursts.

Luke 5:4-9 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a drought. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

To launch into the deep, means to enter within the deepness of the higher spiritual nature, overcoming the fetters of the lower mind, Simon, which means hearing, is the soul that listens to the voice within, they toiled all night ( this is a symbol of mediation), they made no progress of things spiritual at this time, took nothing, never the less they let the net down again (entered back into meditation), this time they made so much progress towards the higher nature that their net brake ( could not hold to their meditations, and therefore lost progress in their endeavor to gain the higher nature.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

The partners represent other people operating from their lower ego minds, to partner up with another lower minded individual (ship), both become filled with the same lower thoughts from that individual, because the mind is not capable of steering itself away from such moorings, it began o sink ( the mind has reverted back to the egoic control from the lower thinking, Peter (the soul) fell down and claimed he was a sinner ( sin in the bible is a symbol of operating from the lower emotional mind).

John 21:3-8 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

Simon means hearing, this is the soul that aspires to the higher nature, going fishing is a symbol of aspiring to the higher mental state, as fish are always a symbol of spirit, they went forth, made strides towards the higher consciousness, that night (in meditation) caught nothing (no progress was made), but the morning ( a symbol of when the sun came up, which is a symbol of the higher mind), Jesus, a symbol of the higher stood on the shore, a symbol of the soul seeing that there is a higher goal, meat is a symbol of knowing the deeper meaning of scripture and of things spiritual, but they said no, they had no meat ( understanding).

And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

The right side is the right hemisphere of the brain, to cast the net to the right side means to catch the things from the higher spiritual symbolized by fish, they were not able to draw fishes ( trying to move to a higher mental state), their were too many fishes ( the lower mind is overwhelmed by the higher, and cannot move into it), Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, (the higher mind jesus speaking to the lower mind peter), It is the Lord.

Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord (hearing means to listen to the small voice within), he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) he put on the fishers coat (the higher aspirations of the soul for he was naked (nakedness means devoid of ego), and did cast himself into the sea (casting oneself into the sea is a symbol of the lower mind seeking a union with the higher consciousness, the sea in this case is a symbol of god, all symbols have a dual meaning depending on the context of the verse.

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

The time of the end is the time of the end of the egoic control over the mind and personality, the south always represents the physical with all of it's passions and desires for the lower life, it pushes against him (the higher mind), the king of the North is the subconscious mind, the subconscious mind comes against the physical passions like a whirlwind with chariots, and with horsemen, (symbols of power from the thoughts in the subconscious) and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, (countries signifies all of the parts of the mind and body), and shall overflow and pass over.

The overflow means that the thoughts in the subconscious mind which is overflowing from all of the input that has been put there your whole earthly career cannot help, because it is part of the problem, so it just passes over the issue. In meditation, and shutting down the thoughts of the mind, leaves the subconscious out of the picture, it must be subdued before spiritual progress can be made.

Carrying passengers.

Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

Jonah represents the mind that seeks have within the lower parts tarshish, hiding from the lord, means that the ego is repelled by the higher authority, went to jappa, this is the pace of the first three chakras of the body, the lower mind, he boarded this ship to tarshish, meaning the soul seeked to stay mired in the earthly personality, the fare paid is the loss of going into the higher realms of thought, and went down into it, down is always a symbol of the lower egoic thinking, there the soul hides itself from the higher self (the lord)..


Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

In this verse the lord (the higher quality mind, the higher consciousness, sends out a great wind ( the spirit or electromagnetism from above) and created a tempest ( storms to break apart this lower ego mind) the ship will be broken, this is the higher breaking down the lower mental aspects of the soul and nature.

Mark 4:37-38 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

The storm is a symbol of the emotions as the mind begins to crash under the authority of the lower parts, the waves (negative thoughts) beat into the ship ( A symbol of the lower mental or casual vehicle of the soul ).

"but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary" mat 14:24

so that it was now full (full of lower quality thoughts that arise out of the lower mind) hinder parts, asleep on a pillow ( pillows are a symbol of reliance upon the higher self within the soul) and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? To wake means to be mindful of that the lower mind must release control over the soul, the master is the soul and the plea from the crew (the higher thoughts is to admonish the soul not to lead it into destruction from lower mental activity.

The bible is the greatest book about the mind ever written.

Acts 27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

Taken up is a symbol of the higher aspirations of the soul, to go upward is the goal, but it cannot make strides without the help from the intellect, this is the undergirding , support from the intellectual mind is needed to learn and understand this stuff, the soul fearing that it should fall into quicksands (stuck in the state of the lower ego entrapment) sets sail, and so were driven ( the soul as it attempts to overcome the trappings of the lower mind.

Psalms 48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. 

The ships of tarshish is a symbol of the soul being carried along by the lower mind, but the east wind (higher spirit) breakest the ship, the lower is overcome by the spirit (higher consciousness)

In the bible the East is always a symbol of enlightenment, which is the right hemisphere of the brain.

But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land: And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

The centurion is the watcher, this is the mindful mind, the mind that watches within, the internal witness, one that meditates regularly. Paul is a symbol of the intellect and even though the mind (broken pieces of the ship) the mind that is under the control of the lower parts escapes to dry land (gains control over the emotions and is safe.

2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

Thrice is the lower three parts as balaam struck his donkey three times with a stick, the stick and rod is a symbol of the spine and the energy that rises to the brain, the lower animal nature is struck or tempered with this higher mind energy, stones are not literal, but it means the energy that has impacted the pineal gland (stone), a day and a night is 24 hour, representing the energy that passes over the 12 cranial nerves of the brain, then the 24 elders are present, the 12 from above and 12 in the brain, and the soul is in the deep, deep is a symbol is as symbol of aspirations for the truth as one in deep meditation.

Proverbs 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She is the mind and she is like ships (the body that houses the soul), this mind brings food from afar, afar is the solar plexus region of the body, the lower swampy nature, this mind brings food (thoughts and aspirations from this far place, the lower ego center.

1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

The soul and mind that does not keep the faith (aspire to the higher nature is eventually shipwrecked), the mind is in shambles, because of the lower three parts keeping it hostage, stuck in the first three chakras of the body.

It's all Figurative:

In Hebrews the hope of the gospel is figured as "an anchor, sure and steadfast, and entering into that which is within the veil" (6:19, especially with Ebrard's note in Alford, at the place). James, showing the power of little things, adduces the ships, large though they be, and driven by fierce winds, turned about by a very small "rudder" (pedalion), as "the impulse of the steersman willeth" (James 3:4).

In Revelation there is a representation of the fall of Babylon in language reminiscent of the fall of Tyre (Ezekiel 27), in which lamentations arise from the merchants of the earth who can no more buy her varied merchandise (ton gomon, "cargo" and shipmasters and passengers and seafaring people look in terror and grief upon the smoke of her burning (Revelation 18:12-18).

That's the complete inhalation of the egoic mind.

Each person has within themselves the same sort of war-peace interaction that goes on continually, each and every day. Decisions to make, reactions to situations, interactions with people all of these things produce mental, physical and emotional reactions inside you that make your inner self constantly in turmoil, bouncing back and forth between happiness and sadness, and there is no real peace to be found. This constant anxiety is always watched by our inner self your Witness. The Witness to the events of your life has always been inside you, silently watching, not judging you, not commenting, not labeling you, and it is inside you right now.

Your Witness is always aware of everything going on inside your mind, your emotions, and your body. If you can concentrate on stopping your internal chattering and emotional stops and starts, you will be able to stop and evaluate your body’s reactions to situations and your mind’s perception of events. It is at that precise moment when the intuitive center of your being your Witness will enter the picture and tell you exactly what to do. With that kind of clarity, you Will be able to either stop the actions and reactions that have taken your peace away, or you will be able to begin activities that will bring peace.

For instance, have you been banging your head against the wall struggling with an addiction or a self-destructive behavior for years, knowing that it is causing you terrible suffering? Have your friends and family told you over and over again that you would be happier if you would just stop this foolishness?

Perhaps you have justified the behavior or rationalized it by offering yourself and others some ridiculous reason for continuing it. Perhaps you laugh and acknowledge, "Guilty as charged!" while feeling ashamed and embarrassed to have to defend yourself. No matter what your reaction on the outside, on the inside you surely are angry at yourself. And your Witness, all the while, is silently watching and remembering.

Imagine that you are on the outside of yourself watching silently. If you actually saw yourself banging your head against the wall, wouldn’t you step in to stop it? If so, then if your inner self sees you emotionally reacting to events inappropriately, stealing your peace away from you, wouldn’t you want to stop doing that so peace will enter your heart and stay with you? The 108 Meditation will allow you to lose the grip your emotions have on you and let your Witness guide you in healing your mind.

1. Relax your physical body. If you have meditated before, then you know which position brings you the most relaxation and physical peace. If you have not meditated, then find a comfortable position in a silent place with no outside distractions. Sitting is preferable to standing, so you don’t inadvertently get too relaxed and fall asleep.

2. Focus on your breathing. Close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths, and as you do, pay close attention to how the air feels entering your body. Imagine it as a cleansing cloud, opening up your body and your mind to the healing power of fresh air. Clear out an empty, refreshing space in your mind for your Witness to slowly take over.

3. Count to 108 without letting anything distract you. You’re probably thinking, "That’s all there is to it?" When you first practice this meditation, you absolutely will not be able to do it. Your thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations will surely distract you in some way. Your mind has been in charge of everything you’ve done for your entire life, and it won’t let your Witness take over without a battle.

Your mind has been the source of all the regrets about your past, the disillusionment's of the present, and the fantasies of your future. When you try to live in the present and let your Witness take control of your life as it unfolds, it is at the expense of clearing your mind and letting it not control you. And taking the control away from your mind is a formidable challenge, but it is an essential battle to win if you want to achieve lasting peace.

4. Let your breathing guide you. Begin by saying silently to yourself, "One." Take a breath and say, "Two." Your breathing is always going to occur right at this moment. So if you pay attention to your breathing, then you will be experiencing reality as it happens—right now in this moment. You will not be as likely to be distracted by your mind’s chattering or rambling from one thought to the next if you are concentrating on something that is happening right now, in this moment—your breathing. Slowly continue counting until you reach 108. Take one last cleansing breath and open your eyes.

After completing the meditation, take a moment to consider how successful it was an how it made you feel. Don’t be surprised if you were unable to complete it without distraction. As we said before, your mind has been in control for your entire life, so letting go will be difficult at first. With this meditation you will be able to see exactly what things are causing you distractions, and you will be able to see how you react to those distractions.

If you see that your mind is taking you away from paying attention to your breathing, do not get angry or disappointed—those are negative reactions, and therefore distractions from achieving inner peace. By the same token, if you feel that you are concentrating well and paying close attention to your breathing, be careful not to be too happy or proud of yourself those emotions are also distractions from achieving inner peace. Peace and happiness are two different things.

The 108 meditation gives you an easy way to track your progress over time. The first time you try it you might only reach the number 14 before you become distracted by the voices in your head, an itch on your scalp, a sound outside the door, or an emotion lurking in the back of your mind.

Don’t let these things stop your pursuit of the goal of 108 take a moment to put them out of your mind and start counting again where you left off. After a few days you will hopefully see that you are able to maintain your concentration up to 42 an improvement of 300%! Eventually, as you continue practicing, you will be able to let your Witness take over completely and your mind will be obedient to your command to step aside so you can reach 108 without distractions.

At that point—on the day that you successfully reach 108 without distractions—you will have succeeded in making your inner Witness the master of your mind, emotions. Those two things will be slaves to the Witness inside of you, and you can then use them in the present to control your future and achieve the inner peace that you have been looking for and it will live happily in the future as long as you continue letting your Witness be in charge.

We all set sail through life's waters (the sea of consciousness) that surrounds us, we can either wind up in the north sea (north in biblical mythology is the subconscious mind with all of it's negative input), or we can set sail for the Indian ocean 9the EASTERN part) which is the higher mind, the calmest waters in the world, as a sailor who has spent years in the Indian ocean I can attest that at times it was like a sea of glass, without a ripple.

That's the mind we are shooting for, the mind without a ripple, but first you have to find the hidden lighthouse (on the eastern shore), the hidden lighthouse is WITHIN you, it is your true self, and when you find it, you will have arrived at the port of cape good hope, so set sail, throw the tackling overboard, cast off the mooring lines, and heave the anchor up and keep it up. Don't trade in tarshish and tyre, but instead trade with the merchants of the East (the higher spiritual side).

The mind that has control over the lower emotions.

Your goal

Rev :6 Before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.

Here is symbolism describing the higher mind, the sea of glass represents the calm mind at this stage, like a crystal, in the midst of the throne (the higher mind) or god.

The living creatures is the energy that has risen to the head the zodiac represented by the four cardinal points, the same as in the Ezekiel account, the kundalini, the serpent, it is full of eyes, because it sees the contents of your sub consciousness mind.

There a dozens of verses about ships in the bible, Paul and others boarding ships and setting sail for this place or that place, but keep in mind that when you read these stories they are NOT LITERAL, they are spiritual stories, spiritual denotes thoughts, because thoughts cannot be seen, weighed, touched nor smelled, so therefore the ancients who wrote the mythology called these spiritual things, the word spirit was a word used because they didn't know what electromagnetism was.

Spirit means thoughts, the bible is a book about thoughts and how to change your thinking to right thinking as opposed to left brain thinking.

"Don't be a minister of the LETTER (Literal), because the LETTER (Literal) killeth, but the spirit (spiritual understanding) gives life (meaning to the scripture).

Here is an example of a real life shipwreck

"The east wind (spirit) has shattered you (the ego), surrounded by the seas (the turbulent emotional mind). 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 of the above represent all of the negative thoughts that arise out of lower mind thinking, especially the lower emotional outbursting mind, these are riches of the lower nature, this is trading gold in Tarshish), all will sink surrounded by the seas (emotional outbursts) on the day of your shipwreck." (Ez.27-26-27).

The average human walks around inhaling and exhaling at an average of 18 bpm (breaths per minute). That's NINE, the lower mind. 

This is "beast-breath".

It merely nourishes the physical parameters (flesh and skin). It can support only interpersonal consciousnesses, i.e. the ego ("I am" mentality/perception, i.e. the lower self or the "Servant who cannot master"). This is the basic human function without higher thought, equaling 25,920 breaths every 24 hours and corresponding to a "Great Year", i.e. the Sun passing through all twelve zodiacs every 25,920 years.

9 bpm occurs naturally when you are reading books, focusing on areas of study, concentration or memorization. It supports intropersonal (related) consciousness. When done for continually for 12 minutes it begins the physical process of cellular, muscle and tissue regeneration.

7.5 bpm triggers the photographic memory latent in most humans and allows one to mentally access the Universal library known as the Akashic Records. When done continuously for 24 minutes it heals and chemically cleanses the muscles, tissues, and blood and corrects hormonal imbalances.(Use "tapping" (lightly tapping an area of the body (leg or back of the hand) while visualizing yourself changing negative behaviors or while repeating a positive, behavior changing mantra) when performing this breath rate to make habitual or behavior changes).

At 6 bpm you enter into your subconscious mind. This, when done for continuously for 36 minutes, allows for in depth behavioral changes, the relinquishment of addictions and bad habits.

(Apparently that's mostly what we need to be doing while here in these bodies)

At 4.5 bpm the "Throne of Auset (Isis) a.k.a. "Queen of the Dome" or the pituitary organ (termed a "gland" in europeons due to it's withered form, minuscule size and it's decreased ability to operate) totally activates and begins to produce HGH (human growth hormone) allowing you to grow back severed limbs.

At 3 bpm the "Seat of the Soul" or the pineal organ (gland for whiteys) begins to secrete melanin.

And at 1 bpm (inhaling for a 30 second count and then exhaling for a 30 second count. Warning : don't just go attempting this one without practicing the others first.) one reintegrates with the All or the Infinite Consciousness, and unifies with the Higher self, Over-soul, black-dot, Resurrectable God Force a.k.a. Kundalini, Krishna(Christ)-Buddha Consciousness.

When performed continuously for 72 minutes it allows one to tap into universal, subatomic energy and to alter karma so as to be able to transcend this plane of existence without the need for reincarnation.

Incidentally, the firing of our Solar System's new Sun (Yep, we're binary now and the event is scheduled for anytime between now and December 12th, 2012) is expected to trigger Kundalini awakenings in every human being on the planet .

From Ani Tenzin Palmo, Reflections on a Mountain Lake: Teachings on Practical Buddhism:

"As we begin to develop awareness of the mind, the mind itself appears to divide into two. A new aspect of the mind arises. This is referred to variously as the witness, the seer, the knower, or the observer. It witnesses without judgment and without comment. Along with the arrival of the witness, a space appears within the mind.

This enables us to see thoughts and emotions as mere thoughts and emotions, rather than as 'me' and 'mine.' When the thoughts and emotions are no longer seen as 'me' or 'mine', we begin to have choices. Certain thoughts and emotions are helpful, so we encourage them. Others are not so helpful, so we just let them go. All the thoughts and emotions are recognized and accepted. Nothing is suppressed. But now we have a choice about how to react. We can give energy to the ones, which are useful and skillful and withdraw energy from those which are not."

The symbol of the tree is not limited to Christianity, it was often seen as bridge between heaven and earth, with its roots in the ground and its leaves in the air. Many other deities are associated with a sacred tree, including Attis, Buddha and Krishna.

As we mentioned before, the process of restoration, of going back up and uniting the polarities, is always represented by a snake climbing up a pole. In India meditation is practiced with the aim of releasing the Kundalini energy, often described as the serpentine energy located at the base of the spine. It is believed that the seven Chakras must be opened, in order, and then the Kundalini can connect with the universal energy located at the crown of the head.

When the lower spiritual self unites with the universal Spirit, a person experiences ‘enlightenment’, which is the absolution of opposites, the end of death and time. It is often described as being one with everything. The Biblical book of Revelations records a similar spiritual process, which it claims that the 7 seals from the book of life are opened the world will come to an end.

The Jewish Kabala uses the symbol of the “Tree of Life” as a guide or plan for spiritual purification. In some images, the 10 points of the tree are connected with a snake, showing the proper order. The symbol of a snake climbing a pole is known as “The Staff of Aesculapius.” A similar symbol is “The Caduceus”, which has wings at the top of the pole. While the snake represents the physical world and its rise towards redemption, the heavenly world is usually represented by a bird.

(The snake lives in the ground under the roots of the tree, the bird lives in its branches – the tree represents the path or bridge between the two.) Therefore, another symbol representing the union of heaven and earth is a bird and a snake together. Many modern health organization continue to use either the Staff of Aesculapius of The Caduceus in their Logo, because of their ancient associations with healing.

A deeper interpretation of this Gita stanza is that of the human spine as the descending and ascending wheel of life. The consciousness of man has come down from its home in the brain, through the six plexuses. After reaching the lowest or coccygeal center, it spreads out in the nervous system and cellular structure. The soul descending into the flesh thus becomes entangled, remaining a prisoner of the momentary-pleasure-producing sensations. The man who allows his life-currents to descend into the senses long enough to become saturated with the delusive pleasures of sensations, finds that his life is vain and leads but to negation.

The purpose of life is to ascend the human consciousness through the six spinal centers, reinforcing it with their progressively greater and greater lights, until it is able to unite with the all-pervading, thousand-rayed brilliance in the brain plexus. This ascent of the consciousness through the spine may be slowly achieved through right actions and right thoughts. However, the yogi chooses the quicker and more scientific method of meditation, which frees one from the misery-making senses and delusions.

The soul descends from Cosmic Consciousness to the Immanent

Christ Consciousness and thence to the Vibratory creation. It continues to descend until it becomes encased in a body and permeated with sense-consciousness. By deep meditation, Kriya Yoga, the soul learns to follow the path of ascension instead of dissension. It first leaves the soil of material attachment and concentrates away not only from objects of bodily enjoyment but from the body itself. The yogi detaches himself first from the property or possessive consciousness and then from all sense identifications. Thus he removes his mind from the three lower plexuses or centers which are the ones connected with all bodily sensations and attachments.

The yogi then immerses his consciousness in the Divine Love Center in the heart. He ascends further to enjoy the Cosmic Calmness of the cervical center. Climbing on, the yogi rests in the Christ Center in the medulla and the point between the eyebrows. Here he experiences the joy in all creation. He finally fixes himself in the brain plexus from which he can feel the Cosmic Consciousness, the unending bliss existing beyond all creation.

The internal consciousness of ordinary people operates only from the lumbar, sacral and coccygeal plexuses which direct all sense-enjoyments. The divine lover and celestial poets operate from the heart center. The calm, unshaken yogi operates from the cervical center. He who can feel his presence in the entire vibratory creation is functioning in the Christ and medullary centers. The supreme yogi operates from the brain center of Cosmic Consciousness. He may be spoken of as an ascended yogi. The sense-identified man who knows nothing of his higher, inner life is known as a descended mortal, one who rests on the lowest rung of the wheel of human evolution (hell).

I believe there is something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government.

Woody Allen

Now I ask you is it LITERAL or SPIRITUAL?

Paul Is Sent to Rome

1 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan cohort named Julius. 2 And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of Asia, we put out to sea accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica. 3 The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care.

4 From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus because the winds were contrary. 5 When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia. 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it. 7 When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Salmone; 8 and with difficulty sailing past it we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.

9 When considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the fast was already over, Paul began to admonish them, 10 and said to them, “Men, I perceive that the voyage will certainly be with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.” 11 But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul. 12 Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.

13 When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore.


14 But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; 15 and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along. 16 Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship’s boat under control.

17 After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo; 19 and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.

21 When they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, “Men, you ought to have followed my advice and not to have set sail from Crete and incurred this damage and loss. 22 “Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.’ 25 “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told. 26 “But we must run aground on a certain island.”

27 But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land. 28 They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms. 29 Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak. 30 But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship’s boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow, 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.” 32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat and let it fall away.

33 Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing. 34 “Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.” 35 Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat. 36 All of them were encouraged and they themselves also took food. 37 All of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six persons. 38 When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.

39 When day came, they could not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could. 40 And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach. 41 But striking a reef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.

42 The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim away and escape; 43 but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land, 44 and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.

MYTHOLOGY, all of it.


An Egyptian kundalini story, the isle is the brain.

An Egyptian story mirroring Jesus and Buddhas story of the tempest at sea and under the bodhi tree.

One such Egyptian that had a glimpse of heaven, but could not remain there, just as Moses got a glimpse of heaven, and cold not remain, it's all the same stuff.

When Pharaoh Amen-em-het ruled Egypt in about the year 2000 BC he brought peace and prosperity to a country that had been torn by civil war and rebellion for nearly two hundred years.

During his reign adventurers and traders went on many expeditions to the south either up the Nile through Nubia and even as far as Ethiopia, or along the Red Sea and out into the Indian Ocean to the mysterious land of Punt, whence they brought back jewels and spices and other treasures.

The Royal Court, whether, it was in residence at Thebes or Memphis, was thronged with ships' captains and the leaders of expeditions, each with a tale to tell and each anxious to win a commission from Pharaoh to command some royal venture on the strength of his past achievements.

One day such a wanderer stopped the Grand Vizier in the palace courtyard at Thebes, and said to him, 'My lord, harken to me a while. I come with costly gifts for Pharaoh, nor shall his counselors such as yourself be forgotten.

Listen, and I will tell you of such adventures as have not been told: Pharaoh himself life, health, strength be to him! will reward you for bringing to his presence a man with such adventures to tell.

I have been to a magic island in the sea far to the south far beyond Nubia, to the south even of Ethiopia. I beg of you to tell Pharaoh that I am here and would tell my tale to him.'

The Grand Vizier was accustomed to such appeals, and he looked doubtfully at the wanderer and said, 'It seems to me that you speak foolishly and have only vain things to tell. Many men such as you think that a tall story will win them a commission from Pharaoh but when they tell their tale they condemn themselves out of their own mouths.

If what you have to tell is one of these, be sure that I shall have you thrown out of the palace. But if it is of sufficient interest, I may bring you before Pharaoh. Therefore speak on at your own risk, or else remain silent and trouble me no more.'

'I have such a tale to tell,' answered the wanderer, 'that I will risk your anger with an easy mind. When you have heard it, you will beg me to come before Pharaoh and tell it to him even to the good god Pharaoh Amen-em-het who rules the world. Listen, then:

'I was on my way to the mines of Pharaoh in a great ship rowed by a hundred and fifty sailors who had seen heaven and earth and whose hearts were stronger than lions. We rowed and sailed for many days down the Reed Sea and out into the ocean beyond.

'The captain and the steersman swore that they knew the signs of the weather and that the wind would not be strong but would waft us gently on our way. Nevertheless before long a tempest arose suddenly and drove us towards the land.

As we drew near the shore the waves were eight cubits in height and they broke over the ship and dashed it upon the rocks. I seized a piece of wood and flung myself into the sea just as the ship ran aground: a moment later it was smashed to pieces and every man perished.

'But a great wave raised the board to which I clung high over the sharp rocks and cast me far up the shore, on level sand, and I was able to crawl into the shelter of the trees out of reach of the cruel, angry sea.

'When day dawned the tempest passed away and the warm sun shone out. I rose up to see where I was, giving thanks to the gods for my delivery when all the rest had perished. I was on an island with no other human being to be a companion to me.

But such an island as no man has seen! The broad leaves of the thicket where I lay formed a roof over my head to shield me from the burning midday sun. When I grew hungry and looked about for food, I found all ready for me within easy reach: figs and grapes, all manner of good herbs, berries and grain, melons of all kinds, fishes and birds for the taking.

'At first I satisfied my hunger on the fruits around me. And on the third day I dug a pit and kindled a fire in it on which I made first of all a burnt offering to the gods, and then cooked meat and fish for myself.

'As I sat there comfortably after an excellent meal I suddenly heard a noise like thunder. Nearly beside myself with terror, I flung myself on the ground, thinking that it was some great tidal wave come to engulf the island: for the trees were lashing as if at the breath of the tempest and the earth shook beneath me.

'But no wave came, and at last I cautiously raised my head and looked about me. Never shall I forget the horror of that moment. Moving towards me I saw a serpent thirty cubits long with a beard of more than two cubits. Its body was covered with golden scales and the scales round its eyes shaded off into blue as pure as lapis lazuli.

'The serpent coiled up its whole length in front of where I lay with my face on the ground, reared its head high above me, and said: "What has brought you, what has brought you here, little one? Say, what has brought you to my island?

If you do not tell me at once I will show you what it is to be burnt with fire, what is it to be burnt utterly to nothing and become a thing invisible. Speak quickly, I am waiting to hear what I have not heard before, some new thing!"

'Then the serpent took me in his huge jaws and carried me away to his cave, and put me down there without hurting me. Yes, though he had held me in his sharp teeth he had not bitten me at all; I was still whole.

'Then he said again, "What has, brought you, what has brought you here, little one? Say what has brought you to this island in the midst of the sea with the waves breaking on all sides of it?"

'At this I managed to speak, crouching before him and bowing my face to the ground as if before Pharaoh himself.

"I sailed by command of Amen-em-het, Pharaoh of Egypt, in a great ship one hundred and fifty cubits in length to bring treasure from the mines of the south.

But a great tempest broke upon us and dashed the ship upon the rocks so that all who sailed in her perished except for myself.

As for me, I seized a piece of wood and was lifted on it over the rocks and cast upon this island by a mighty wave, and I have been here for three days. So behold me, your suppliant, brought hither by a wave of the sea." 


the serpent said to me, "Fear not, fear not, little one, nor let your face show sadness. Since you have come to my island in this way, when all your companions perished, it is because some god has preserved and sent you.

For surely Amon-Re has set you thus upon this island of the blessed where nothing is lacking, which is filled with all good things.

And now I will tell you of the future: here in this isle shall you remain while one month adds itself to another until four months have passed.

Then a ship shall come, a ship of Egypt, and it shall carry you home in safety, and at length you shall die in your own city and be laid to rest in the tomb which you have prepared.

'"And now I will tell you of this island. For it is pleasant to hear strange things after fear has been taken away from you and you will indeed have a tale to tell when you return home and kneel before Pharaoh, your lord and master.

Know then that I dwell here with my brethren and my children about me; we are seventy-five serpents in all, children and kindred. Twelve in all

And but one stranger has ever come amongst us: a lovely girl who appeared strangely and on whom the fire of heaven fell and who was turned into ashes. As for you, I do not think that heaven holds any thunderbolts for one who has lived through such dangers.

It is revealed to me that, if you dwell here in patience, you shall return in the fullness of time and hold your wife and children in your arms once more."

'Then I bowed before him, thanking him for his words of comfort, and said, "All that I have told you is true, and if what you have said to me happens indeed, I shall come before Pharaoh and tell him about you, and speak to him of your greatness.

And I will bring as offerings to you sacred oils and perfumes, and such incense as is offered to the gods in their temples.

Moreover I shall tell him of all the wonders of this isle, and I shall sacrifice asses to you, and Pharaoh shall send out a ship filled with the riches of Egypt as presents to your majesty."

'The king serpent laughed at my words, saying, "Truly you are not rich in perfumes for here in this island I have more than in all the land of Punt.

Only the sacred oil which you promise me is scarce here yet you will never bring it, for when you are gone this island will vanish away and you shall never more see it.

Yet doubtless the gods will reveal it in time to come to some other wanderer."

'So I dwelt happily in that enchanted island, and the four months seemed all too short.
When they drew to a close I saw a ship sailing over the smooth sea towards me, and I climbed into a high tree to see better what manner of men sailed in it.

And when I perceived that they were men of Egypt, I hastened to the home of the serpent king and told him.

But he knew already more than I did myself, and said to me, "Farewell, brave wanderer. Return in safety to your home and may my blessing go with you."

'Then I bowed before him and thanked him, and he gave me gifts of precious perfumes of cassia and sweet woods, of kohl and cypress, of incense, of ivory and of other precious things.

And when I had set these upon the ship and the sailors would have landed, the island seemed to move away from them, floating on the sea. Then night fell suddenly, and when the moon shone out there was no island in sight but only the open waves.

'So we sailed north and in the second month we came to Egypt, and I have made haste to cross the desert from the sea to Thebes.

Therefore, I pray you, lead me before Pharaoh, for I long to tell him of my adventures and lay at his feet the gifts of the King of the Serpents, and beg that he will make me commander of a royal ship to sail once more into the ocean that washes the shores of Punt.'

When the wanderer's tale was ended, the Grand Vizier laughed heartily, crying, 'Whether or not I believe your adventures, you have told a tale such as delights the heart of Pharaoh life, health, strength be to him!

Therefore come with me at once, and be sure of a rich reward: to you who tell the tale, and to me who brings before him the teller of the tale.'

So the wanderer passed into the presence of the good god Pharaoh Amen-em-het, and Pharaoh delighted in the story of the shipwrecked sailor so much that his chief scribe Ameni-amen-ra was set to write it down upon a roll of papyrus where it may be read to this very day.

The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine? 

Judith Hayes

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily.

All other 'sins' are invented nonsense.

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