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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Christian women: be silent
National Bible Week Poster (right panel)Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
I Corinthians 14:34-35 (NIV)
Woman must marry rapist
If a man [meets] a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her ... He must marry the girl ... He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (NIV)
Virgin women are war booty
"Have you allowed all the women to live?" he [Moses] asked them.... "Now ... kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."
Numbers 31:1-18 (NIV)
Short Graphic Rule
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
1 Timothy 2:9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes. What does it mean?
1 timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women ( the emotions) adorn themselves in modest apparel, with decency and propriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array (emphasis added to the power of the uncontrolled lower emotions) ; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. (Emotions under the control of the higher mind (the father).
The sexy side of life, and why women are inferior to men.
Women are inferior to men because of RELIGION and the dirty old men that started RELIGION.
Women in the Bible
The status of women in history and modern times has been formed and influenced in whole, or in great part, from the religious beliefs of the times. It is not surprising, considering the almost total gender domination of church leadership by men, that this status is somewhere between property and personal slave, to those men. Also the gender domination of power in all levels of society has virtually assured that this status has remained firmly entrenched even in our "enlightened" modern society. With women possessing no power or REAL EQUALITY, this religious prejudice is carried into almost every aspect of most women's lives.
It is religion that has created this rift between women and men, almost all religions put women second to man, I can't think of one religion that does not do this.
The main reason is because, religion reads their holy books LITERALLY instead of symbolically.
It may be by neither law, nor truth, that women are inferior by their nature but the evidence that they are denied equality in almost every level of society, and in every culture worldwide, is undeniable. Even a cursory study of the attitude Jesus had for the women in his life will reveal, not condescension or apathy, but respect, love, in equal measure to their male counterparts. Women are not inferior in the sight of God, but in the primitive, ignorant, and oppressive view of a male-dominated world.
How the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) generally viewed women:
Women's behavior was extremely limited in ancient times, much as the women of Afghanistan during the recent Taliban oppression. They were:
Unmarried women were not allowed to leave the home of their father without permission.
Married women were not allowed to leave the home of their husband, without permission.
They were normally restricted to roles of little or no authority.
They could not testify in court.
They could not appear in public venues.
They were not allowed to talk to strangers.
They had to be doubly veiled when they left their homes. 1
In the Hebrew Scriptures, women were generally viewed in a negative light:
No different for Muslim women
In model Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, for instance, women do not dare complain about their Allah-decreed chattel status. If they protest in the least, they are beaten by their husbands. And if they dare to demonstrate in public for equal family rights with men, they get severe beatings by the police and are hauled to jails for additional indignities and violence. Why? Because the Koran is full of the same woman hating MYTHOLOGY as the Bible.
The Prophet said, 'I looked at Paradise and found poor people forming the majority of its inhabitants; and I looked at Hell and saw that the majority of its inhabitants were women.'
From Bible anomalies.
Statements About Women by Religious Leaders and Commentators
"Rather should the words of the Torah be burned than entrusted to a woman...Whoever teaches his daughter the Torah is like one who teaches her obscenity."
"Do you not know that you are each an Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must of necessity live too. You are the Devil's gateway: You are the unsealer of the forbidden tree: You are the first deserter of the divine law: You are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God's image, man. On account of your desert even the Son of God had to die." St. Tertullian
"What is the difference whether it is in a wife or a mother, it is still Eve the temptress that we must beware of in any woman. I fail to see what use woman can be to man, if one excludes the function of bearing children." St. Augustine of Hippo
"As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active force in the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of woman comes from a defect in the active force or from some material indisposition, or even from some external influence." St. Thomas Aquinas
"If they [women] become tired or even die, that does not matter. Let them die in childbirth, that's why they are there." Martin Luther
"Woman's identity cannot consist in being a copy of man, since she is endowed with her own qualities and prerogatives, which give her a particular uniqueness that is always to be fostered and encouraged. To all in our age who offer selfish models for affirming the feminine personality, the luminous and holy figure of the Lord's Mother shows how only by self-giving and self-forgetfulness towards others is it possible to attain authentic fulfillment of the divine plan for one's own life." Pope John Paul II, 1995
"Most of these feminists are radical, frustrated lesbians, many of them, and man-haters, and failures in their relationships with men, and who have declared war on the male gender. The Biblical condemnation of feminism has to do with its radical philosophy and goals. That's the bottom line. Jerry Falwell
"God, by creating Adam first (Gen. 2:18; 1 Cor. 11:8) and also by creating woman for man (Gen. 2:18,20,22; 1 Cor. 11:9), has set the gender-based role and responsibility of males in the most basic unit of society (the family) to be that of leader, provider and self-sacrificial protector (also cf. Eph. 5:25; 1 Peter 3:7), and likewise has set the gender-based role and responsibility of females to be that of help and nurture (Gen. 2:18) and life-giving (Gen. 3:20) under male leadership and protection (cf. 1 Peter 3:7)..." The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
"make dads the godly leaders [of the family] with the women in submission, raising kids for the glory of God."
Randall Terry, Operation Rescue
In the beginning God made man male and female. He made Adam first, and then made Eve from Adam's rib. This order of creation subordinates wives to their husbands in marriage, and women to men in the church. As an act of submission to their Creator women are commanded to submit to their husbands and to male leadership in the church. Women are not allowed to teach or have authority over men in any formal capacity in the church."
Reformation Fellowship of the East Valley, Mesa, AZ
"Women are vessels of excrement"
(Please note: Though widely quoted we cannot verify that this is an actual quote by Augustine)
The Women Of Ancient Israel
Women in ancient Israel had their position in society defined in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the interpretation of those scriptures. Their status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law and custom in ancient Israel:
Women were restricted to roles of little or no authority.
Women were confined to the homes of their fathers or husbands.
Women were to be inferior to men, under the direct authority of men, their fathers before marriage, or their husband after.
Women were not allowed to testify in court trials.
Women could not appear in public venues.
Women could not talk to strangers.
Women were required to be doubly veiled when they ventured outside of their homes.
The Glaring Truth
Women in ancient Israel had a status, not unlike that of women in Afghanistan, during the grossly oppressive rule of the Taliban.
An even sadder reality is that in many mainstream "Christian" denominations, if you remove the "double veils in public" aspect, there is very little difference in the treatment of women.
As you already know, all of the Bible stories are allegorical of the spiritual nature opposing the physical nature and uniting this duality into one higher spiritual nature.
None of the bible stories are true literally! they are true SPIRITUALLY, "don't be a minister of the letter (literal), but of the spirit (spiritual). Good enough, not to mention the dozens of other verses admonishing you to understand it symbolically, as you should have already on the right sidebar or elsewhere.
The bible is full of stories making reference to sex, it often times uses the word to know, to know someone means to have sex with them, there are many verses where someone traded drugs for sex and layed with others, and all kinds of crazy stuff, literally it makes the bible look like the first pornographic writings in the world, of course since these things are spiritual in nature and not literal, we will explore the meanings of these things, so that you can have a clearer understanding of what it all means.
The spiritual nature opposing the physical nature
In biblical and other mythologies sexual union is a symbol of mind (male), and emotions (female). Which results in pogency and ideas.
The lower nature, like Josephs brethren, hates the higher, because it does not comprehend it. It also rebels at first at the discipline which is entailed by conforming to the aspiration which is from above.
self consciousness cannot be expressed in terms of material things. the inner world of spirit and the outer world of matter are to our experience two, not one, and nothing can make them one. Fundamentally, no doubt, they are from the same source, but in their manifestation they are an irrevocable duality.
What is matter? it is a means to the expression of spirit, there has to be a physical body (matter), in order for the spirit to take up residence there so that it can express itself. And what is spirit? it is the eternal substance (light or electromagnetism) that which is.
Spirit is EVER in a state of becoming (evolving), ever uttering itself, and yet through all eternity can never exhaust it's own potentialities, for these are limitless. matter and time imply each other, but spirit transcends time. The only reason human existence which completely satisfies our questioning minds as well as our aspiring souls is that human and divine are a solidarity, and that the former has been subjected to its present limitations that the latter may manifest truth, beauty, goodness and love. Joseph Campbell (the creator Spirit).
An Egyptian gods understanding.
"give birth Shu and tefnut, seb and Nut. give birth seb and nut to osiris, horus, set, isis, nephthys from the womb"
From spirit (shu) and matter (tef-nut), are born time (seb), and space (nut), The higher self (osiris), arises with the incarnate self (horus) in potency. also there are brought forth the relative not self (set), the buddhic principle (isis), and the physical (nephthys).
All gods are on the spirit, love, time, mind and desire sides of manifestation. all goddesses are on the matter, wisdom, space, emotion and sensation sides of the same.
Symbolic of the soul seeking satisfaction from without instead of from WITHIN, whence cometh all good, or of the souls attachment to the lower emotions in preference to the higher.
"by whoredoms are signified adulterations of good and falsifications ot truth in the world of mind. sweedenborg.
"Rebellion and judgement and imprisonment and execution and war, are constantly used as SYMBOLS of the spiritual things, so are adultery, fornication, divorce and i may say every form of faithfulness. natural life is altogether by the spirit, made to be but one allegory of spiritual things, all the substantial attributes, or constant laws of life are, to use vulgar but very expressive solitude, the fount of types with which the book of inspiration is printed, in order to be made legible and intelligible to the whole human family Ed Irving.
A symbol of the emotional nature (woman) with the mind (male).
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall become one flesh. gen 2:24
The mind, recognizing a superior duality within itself, shall quit sense and desire, it's lower parentage, and go in search of it's ideal higher emotions (buddhic-feminine). The twain are one when the mind and higher emotion nature are harmonious and at peace together"
As jesus said I come from the undivided, meaning the undivided mind, where the duality of mind have had sexual union and the mind and thoughts are now one from a higher source.
Never read these ancient writings literally, they are not literal but deeply symbolic of things that go on in the field of mind.
The sacraficer is the go manifesting as mind allied with the emotional nature (woman), he (the left brain cognition) seeks the ideal on the buddhic plane (sky or higher consciousness), for the emotional nature (woman) is the compliment of the mental nature (male), in the regenerate soul.
When complete union is accomplished between the left and right hemispheres then the supreme goal is attained.
"Wives (emotions) be in subjugation unto your own husbands (intellectual mind), as unto the lord. For the husband is the head of the wife (emotions)." Eph 22:23
The emotions must always be ruled by the intellect until the spirit (higher consciousness), rules both. For the intellect (man), is the regulating, rationalizing and balancing factor. The best emotions without intelligence are productive of much evil. As the soul in it's religious aspect is subject to Christ, so let the emotions (woman) also be subject to the intelligence in everything. The intellect must love the higher emotions (virgins) as christ also loved the world.
To keep our emotional nature well under control of reason and will is our duty. A. Macleren.
Adultery, divorce, eve, father, female, virgins, and so forth are describing the condition of the human mind in deep Greek Myth.
CHILDREN are a symbol of the new mental forms begotten of mind and emotions. These are opinions, ideas and expressions formed by the lower mind, or they are aspects of mental qualities seeking expression in various ways.
"mothers take your babies and dash them against the rocks"
Babies are lower emotional misguided thoughts, you are to symbolically dash these babies against the rocks.
Symbolic of the purified emotional nature, giving birth to the christ mind or higher conscious thoughts. That's why god commanded Moses and Joshua, to keep all the young virgins for themselves, because it is not talking about LITERAL virgins, but virgin thoughts that haven't had a chance to turn into lower quality emotional thoughts. Kill all the males under three years old, why? because males under three represent the thoughts that arise out of the lower mind, under the control of the first three chakras, meshec, shedrach and abednego, the physical, the intellectual and emotional natures. these must be subdued.
"mothers eat the first born of your daughters and fathers eat the firstborn of your sons" Quite a commandment taken literally, it means that god ordered cannibalism.
This is where religion has failed, and they failed miserably.
To eat the firstborn means to swallow those lower negative emotional thoughts before they erupt into full blown emotional outbursts. it's all just symbols of things that go on in the mind, the writers of the bible knew exactly how and why they wrote these things, to hide the true meaning from the ignorant and profane of this world.
So you woman, submit to your husbands, after all it is a commandment from god.
But now you know what it really means, it means lower emotional thoughts submit to the intellect and raise the lower thinking to a higher thought.
Take this verse from the Gnostic gospels.
The Gospel of Thomas is a manuscript containing a collection of sayings of Jesus that was discovered among a hoard of ancient manuscripts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945114 Simon Peter said to them, "Make Mary leave us, for females don't deserve life." Jesus said, "Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males.
For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven."
However, if it is understood as a metaphor drawn from the culture of the day, it fits well with the Gnostic world view.
There, "female" refers to (the lower emotional mind). The "male" (higher emotional, rational mind), "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."
This becomes, then, a concise metaphorical expression of the Gnostic approach, to abandon the "female" (lower emotions) and seek to become "male" (the higher mind). The undivided mind, this hen is considered secret sayings, because it is written in deep metaphor and symbolism, of course a real female cannot become male, LITERALLY, yet symbolically, she can.
The whole of the Bible is written in such symbology, using the etymology of the male and female, to describe states of being, it's all just symbols.
The reason why Women are not equal to men, is because of Religion and reading their scriptures literally, instead of spiritually. It's absurd to believe that women are inferior to men, they are not, there just different, one is yin and one is yang, there is no superiority.
Religion has caused this great rift between the sexes for thousands of years, they and they alone are the bigots, liars and cheaters on this planet, they alone are the inferior ones, because they have no idea how to read ancient scripts, which is MYTHOLOGY.
They are the females of the bible mythology, remember that females are just symbols of the lower emotional/animal mind/consciousness, yes that is religion. They are ALL females, they are the inferior ones.
The rest of us are men and women.
Why Would Women Want to Have Anything to Do with the Bible?
The Horrible Treatment of Women in the Bible
This one is for you, ladies. You know all those years you have struggled to become equal in the world. Voting, wages, and so on, well, you were going against God's word. So if you are Christian, and believe in the Bible, either get out of the church or become slave to men. It's the will of God.
Women are dumped on throughout the Bible, and are still being dumped on in the churches. How many denominations allow women to be clergy? If they are clergy, they still aren't equal to the men in the clergy. And it is supported 100% in the Bible.
It starts in the second account of creation women were only created because Adam could not find a suitable wife (help meet) in the animals that God showed him. On top of being second string to cattle and sheep, women were created from a spare rib of a man. Woman needed man in order to exist. (Genesis 2:20-22)
When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit of knowledge of Good and Evil. Who got the harshest of punishment? Eve! Adam's punishment was that his herbs would sprout thorns and he would get to rule over Eve, is that really a punishment? Then Eve got pain in childbirth, pain in conception and became a servant of sorts to Adam. Not to mention the official punishment for Adam was for listening to his wife. (Genesis 3:16-17)
Even in the ten commandments women are portrayed as being the property of their husband. In Exodus 20:17 it says "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's." Yes sir, the wife ranks right there with the ox and ass.
That's not all. Exodus 21:7-10 covers the rules of selling your daughter, her master making her marry him, and then her role if he wants more wives. I see the woman's view and feelings mattered quite a bit here.
Exodus 22:16-17 is a real good one. If a man sleeps with an unwed virgin, he must marry her. But if her father refuses to give her to the man, then the man must pay the "pay money according to the dowry of virgins".
Man: Hi sir, I just shooked your virgin daughter, and now must marry her.
Father: There is no way my little girl is marrying you, punk!
Man: Okay, well then here's the $5 I have to give you then.
It's not just women, female animals are not as good as male animals. It is male animals that are to be burned for offerings. (Leviticus 1:3, 1:10) When a king sins, and needs to make a sacrifice he has to use a male goat, but when any old commoner sins, they have to use a female goat. (Leviticus 4:23, 4:28)
Now back to the abuse of human females. This biased view isn't limited to adult women. Little girls, even from the day that they are born, are inferior to little boys. All of Leviticus chapter 12 is based on the purification of a woman after she has given birth. Get this after a woman has given birth to a boy, she will be unclean for 7 days and must purify herself for 33 days. If she gives birth to a girl, she is unclean for 14 days and needs 66 days of purification. Go figure.
Leviticus also touches on the treatment of female slaves and their male masters. According to Leviticus 19:20-22, if a man rapes his female slave... the woman gets punished and the man's sins are forgiven.
Women are even worth less in terms of their monetary value. Here's a table of values as given by God in Leviticus 27:3-7. $ = Shekels of silver
Ages 1 month - 5 years: Male = $5; Female = $3
Ages 5 years - 20 years: Male = $20; Female = $10
Ages 20 years - 60 years: Male = $50; Female = $30
Ages 60 and up: Male = $15; Female = $10
In Deuteronomy 22:28-29 it says that if a man rapes a virgin, he must marry her and also pay her father 50 shekels for humbling her. How wild is that, do you think that would fly today?
1 Samuel 18:25-27 may just be one of the most disgusting things ever written. Saul sells his daughter to David. But he didn't want money, noooooo, that would be too normal he wanted 100 foreskins from Philistine men. David gave him 200 foreskins. What the hell is with foreskins? Couldn't he get ears? Or how about fingers? This is disgusting. And women certainly be offended that one of their kind was traded for 200 bits of severed penises.
Women are below men in the pecking order again in 1 Corinthians 11:3-9 where it is made crystal clear that God over Christ, Christ is over man, and man is over woman. After all man was not created for woman, but woman was created for man.
Women are not allowed to talk in church, in fact the idea of them speaking in church is shameful. This is made very clear in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Women are to remain silent, and if they have any questions they are to ask their husbands at home after church.
Not only are women inferior to men, but they should treat their husbands as they treat God. Check this quote out from Ephesians 5:22-24 "wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing."
1 Timothy chapter 2 is another chapter that is dedicated to saying women are below men, and also says women are to dress plainly. But let's take a harder look at where women stand in this chapter. It says that women are to learn in silence without subjection... they cannot teach nor "usurp authority over the man". It also makes it clear that Adam was first, then Eve. And the Garden of Eden thing, with the forbidden fruit... well that was 100% Eve's fault. Women are gullible, yet conniving.
It amazes me that there is a women, who could read the teachings of the Holy Bible, and call herself a Christian. How many Christian men are using these teachings to justify abuse? It's sickening.
Of course all religions want male dominance, religion was after all started by greedy, sexist bigoted men, for control over the population and women, women need to understand that the use of the word woman in biblical mythology means a person who's mind is operating from the emotional state, that's exactly what it all means, it is NOT LITERAL.
The Biblical view of women
The God of the Bible decrees that woman must submit to the dominance of man. Yes but not literally, it's MYTHOLOGY.
"The social and legal position of an Israelite wife was inferior to the position a wife occupied in the great countries round about all the texts show that Israelites wanted mainly sons to perpetuate the family line and fortune, and to preserve the ancestral inheritance. A husband could divorce his wife; women on the other hand could not ask for divorce the wife called her husband Ba'al or master; she also called him adon or lord; she addressed him, in fact, as a slave addressed his master or subject, his king.
The Decalogue includes a man's wife among his possessions all her life she remains a minor. The wife does not inherit from her husband, nor daughters from their father, except when there is no male heir. A vow made by a girl or married woman needs, to be valid, the consent of the father or husband and if this consent is withheld, the vow is null and void. A man had a right to sell his daughter. Women were excluded from the succession."
-Roland de Vaux, archaeologist and priest
"When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her." (Deuteronomy 25:11-12)
"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean." (Leviticus 12:2)
A man child here denotes a lower emotional thought that arises out of the mind, seven days is referring to the seven chakras, these lower emotions must be cleansed through these seven.
"But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days." (Leviticus 12:5)
Two weeks is simply denoting the number two (2)
2 of the three parts of the nature is still married up to the lower emotions.
meshac, shedrach and abednego. The physical, the intellectual and the emotional. 2 also denotes the duality of mind.
There's that old 666 number again, and you thought it was only in the bible twice, in fact 666 is in many places throughout the bible, it is hidden, you have to search for it, 666 simply adds up to 18 and that equals 9
Nine in greek is a symbol of the lower ego mind. neat huh?
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." (I Corinthians 11:3)
"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man." (I Corinthians 11:8-9)
"Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Revelation 2:22-23)
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Whoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. He that sacrificeth unto any god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed." (Exodus 22:18-20)
A witch in mythology is simply a person that constantly operates their lower emotional mindset, instead of the higher intellect.
"Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go." (Judges 19:24-25)
A symbol of the mind fornicating with the lower emotional aspect, in an attempt to raise the conscious thinking to a higher degree.
"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Timothy 2:11-14)
"If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;" (Deuteronomy 22:22)
"Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you." (Deuteronomy 22:24)
A symbol of union of an ego or mental quality with the lower emotions, or the mind with the lower emotions.
"a wise man should avoid married life as if it were a burning pit of live coals"
An ego diserious of progress should avoid alliance with the lower emotional nature, defiled by passion and desire, desire notes the desire of the lower mind. An ego who remains on the lower plane (home) cannot attain to the higher consciousness, of it's home above, freed from captivity from the lower emotions (Egypt, the pharaoh). In the above text it is plain from the setting that "marriage" must be taken in it's lower sense of mind ruled by desire, desire to be a part of them, the cults of the earth.
In biblical mythology, the CITY is always the human brain.
Man and wife
A symbol of the mental and emotional natures united in the field of consciousness, productive of thoughts and actions that are harmonious (children).
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh" gen 2:24
The mind, recognizing that which is apparently of it's own substance, and dual within itself, shall quit sense and desire (mother and father), which brought it into active being, and go in search of the ideal-higher emotions (buddhi feminine quality). The mind with ideal are ONE, when the mind and the higher emotions (wife) are in harmony together in the liberated soul.
"Jesus said: I come from the undivided", this is the undivided mind, no longer controlled by the forces of the lower emotional mind.
It's really when the left and right hemispheres of our brains have united into one.
"By man in the word is signified the understanding of truth, and by woman the affection of truth, because man by birth is understanding, and woman affection" Swedenborg
"So that man and wife are no more twain, but one flesh (one mind). Let not man (mind/intellect) put asunder"
It's all SYMBOLS of things that go on in our thinking. The bible is a book about the journey from the lower ego mind to the mind of Christ or God.
Can you interpret the following verses using the keys shown above? try it.
"If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silvers, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days." (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." (Ephesians 5:22-24)
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)
The church means the silence within that attained in meditation, it's never talking about literal churches, you are the church, the church is not out there, it is in there. Keep this in mind.
"Let your women (lower emotions) keep silence in the churches (your meditation): for it is not permitted unto them to speak (the emotions should not enter within the still mind during meditation); but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)
The husband is the intellect, it is the intellect that will let the lower emotions take control or be subdued, speak in church.
"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." (Genesis 3:16)
"Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up." (Hosea 13:16)
"Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman." (Eccles. 25:13)
"Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die." (Eccles. 25:22)
"If she go not as thou wouldest have her, cut her off from thy flesh, and give her a bill of divorce, and let her go." (Eccles. 25: 26)
"The whoredom of a woman may be known in her haughty looks and eyelids. If thy daughter be shameless, keep her in straitly, lest she abuse herself through overmuch liberty." (Eccles. 26:9-10)
"A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord: and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed. A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued." (Eccles. 26:14-15)
"A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord." (Eccles.26:25)
"For from garments cometh a moth, and from women wickedness. Better is the churlishness of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, which bringeth shame and reproach." (Eccles. 42:13-14)
ALL SYMBOLS of the lower emotional mind set.
Does anyone think that a woman or females in general could start nasty religions, trying to control the populace, of course not, that truth in itself already makes women more superior to men.
Homosexuals in the Bible
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. [KJV Genesis 19:4-5]
Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. [NIV Leviticus 18:22]
If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. [NIV Leviticus 20:13]
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abominations unto the Lord thy God. [KJV Deuteronomy 23:17-18]
Because of this, God gave them over to their own shameful lusts. Even their women exchanging natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received themselves the penalty for their perversion. [Romans 1:26-27]
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. [KJV I Corinthians 9:19]
Idolaters and adulterers are symbols of the mind and it's affinity for the ego, the personality that you are, drunkards, covetous ans so on is talking about being immersed in the ego, instead of the higher thoughts and life.
These six passages represent the only weapon the strict biblicist has against homosexuals. Once emptied, little to no ammunition remains for reloading this antiquated six-shooter. Albeit a small arsenal, the biblicist argues the gun is right on target, there’s no room for misunderstanding the Bible teaches homosexuality is wrong.
So, we must somehow stay alive until all six bullets have been spent. Some survive the assault by taking cover, perhaps in a closet, until the gunfire is over. Others are grazed and wounded in the battle, but live to tell the tale.
Perhaps they become disfigured by the assault, or walk with a limp from a leg wound, and must, from then on, feel awkward and embarrassed when approaching others. Tragically, others don’t survive the battle at all.
When one is trying to reach a higher consciousness in meditation, those thoughts that enter your mind which are negative and pull you back down are homosexual in nature, other thoughts that arise in the form of negative, which are the same quality as previous thoughts are homosexuals in bible speak, you see the bible uses these terms to describe things that go on in the human mind.
That's why God hates homosexuals, because it represents people that feed off of their emotions, and continue to give birth to new homosexual thought patterns, that have arisen from the first of their own kind.
They are symbolic not LITERAL. (Don't be a minister of the LETTER) so we always look for the metaphysical interpretation of the scriptures.
Like the one below, really nasty if you don't understand the metaphysical interpretation.
"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys, an whose emission was like that of horses." Ezekiel 23:20
"She" is the mind. The mind lusts after the lower physical things. The genitals represent life, creation, origins. The genitals of the lower are brutish and stubborn (donkey).
They are the kinds of thoughts that will not follow the higher. They stay where they are. The emission means the seed that enters "her". Its life is brutish and stubborn but its origin is the horse which is the carrier to heaven. The horse is always used to transport the Gods to heaven, like Pegasus.
The heaven however is the mind that is controlled by the stubborn brutish nature. The combination of the two is a person who is very stubborn and brutish but takes charge and directs things from the lower or physical nature.
Here are more verses describing the relationship with the Egyptians (the lower ego mind).
Ezekiel 16:26 You engaged in prostitution with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, and provoked me to anger with your increasing promiscuity.Ezekiel 17:15 But the king rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt to get horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape? Ezekiel 23:16 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. Ezekiel 23:19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt.
"She" is the mind that lusts after the lower things, in other words has no upward mobility, no thoughts of higher ideals, but only to the Egyptians (those that operate totally from the emotions).
Wicked man ( a religious one)
A symbol of the mind or soul which is unperfected and full of the lower emotions and desire, that's a religious person.
From Bill Donahue of Hidden Meanings
THE LOSS OF FEMALE POWER WITHIN ALL LIFE
There is a day widely accepted by tradition as mothers day.
Mothers are taken out to dinner and given flowers and there are signs out front of churches that one should honor their mother.
But lodged deep down within this event lies something that has caused this world much unneeded death and destruction.
How could mothers day point to death and destruction.
There are two sources of serious violence in the world.
Religion And Government
For they are the ones who are directly responsible for the evils of the world by destroying the universal influence of mother and replacing it with the universal influence of father.
They are the ones who have broken asunder our earthly home and our universal parents.
One has to look around at the world and its wars and its violence against children, and nature and ask, is that the influence of mother, or is that the influence of father?
FATHER IS NOT BAD
I am not in any way saying that father wants war and oppression, but what I am saying is that father wants victory and strength for his children, while mother wants healing, intelligence, and peace.
When the two work together it is a beautiful blending but when mother must submit to father, and fathers will is in charge, then we see what we have seen.
The need to excel physically, the need to challenge, the need to fight and be victorious.
It’s a very dominant problem in government.
They don’t want to talk with those they disagree with, they want to fight.
WHAT GOVERNMENT AND RELIGION HAVE IN COMMON,
ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
In the United States, what does the declaration of independence say?
July 4 1776
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
The problem here is that when it said all MEN are created equal that’s exactly what it meant.
In 1776 women were not allowed to vote because they were not considered equal with men.
In fact women did not receive the right to vote until the 19th amendment was passed in 1920
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920)
I don’t have to recount how difficult it has been for women to achieve equality with men in this society.
The term Women's Lib means Women's Liberation and that in turn means liberation from the discrimination against them as viable and equal members of society forced on them by men.
That is why women were not allowed to vote until about 75 years ago.
That is why you have never seen a woman president.
That is why women get paid less then men for the same job.
We have mothers day in the same way that you would throw a dog a scrap from the table. We have mothers day to keep them quiet.
But we have by our very acceptance of these male dominated cults, been party to the destruction of the mother influence upon the earth, resulting in the aggressive male influence that has been so instrumental in the wars fought many times in the name of God.
NOW LET US LOOK AT GOVERNMENT'S EFFECT ON WOMEN
IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD
What more can be said ?
So that’s the government side of oppression against women.
The religious side is demonstrated in this picture and the obsession of the literal interpretation of the Bible of Christianity.
MOTHER WOULDN'T DO THAT
There is a song that was sung years ago by Burl Ives.
The title of the song is "Mother Wouldn’t Do That."
When you look at all of the horrors of the world today it seems that the Burl Ives song could apply to worldly events as well as personal events in singing, "Mother Wouldn’t Do That."
And so the family, the home, the mother, is destroyed by what?
The same thing that has destroyed the peace of the world.
The very ones that make such an issue about the value of the family have been at the roots of its destruction.
And governments founded on religious principles
The violence, the abuse of children and the oppressed.
Mother really wouldn't do that.
THE WORD OF GOD ?
We have scriptures filled with the need to relegate woman to a lower stature.
Thus the Bible as the word of God may have to be redefined as the partial word of God.
The father part.
Certainly the mother part could not be comfortable with these scriptures.
The Bible is an ancient book that in many instances was written by human beings who obviously had a political agenda on their mind.
1 Timothy 2:14
14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Corinthians 11:3
3. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 11:8-9
8. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
9. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
1 Timothy 2:11-15
11. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12. But I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
PROOF THE BIBLE WAS CHANGED BY
PEOPLE WITH A POLITICAL AGENDA
If you want to see Biblical scripture with a political agenda look at this where the scripture from the Old Testament saying all life that comes from the womb is sacred to God is changed in the New Testament to say only males that come from the womb are sacred to God.
Obviously someone with a political agenda wrote this.
2. Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
Here you see the Old Testament saying that whatsoever opens the womb is Gods.
(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Here in the New Testament it is changed.
Every male that opens the womb is Gods.
THE BIBLICAL INVITATION TO
Now let us look at the very strange statement that has not only degraded women but also paved the way for religious sexual abuse of boys.
An instruction regarding sex was expressed in the Bible which certainly must make one wonder during these times when the Christian emphasis on the right is so concerned about homosexuals and lesbians.
1 Corinthians 7:1
1. Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
So these people who actually wound up influencing so much of the world and not just the Christian side, obviously had some heavy duty psychological problems.
Their emphasis was on strange anti sexual behavior which they felt would in some way impact on their spiritual well being.
In other words they were not able to separate the physical body from the invisible photon body then, and they are unable to do that now.
But you will notice that all of this direction is ordained and demanded by men.
There is not one comment from a woman.
In fact in the entire Bible there is very little that is relevant that comes from a woman.
RELIGION MUST DEMEAN WOMEN
So you see the religious need to demean women.
It started thousands of years ago and it goes on today.
When these religious influences became part of the societies, the combination then declared that all MEN are created equal and women wear burkhas.
This goes on today in various ways in which a woman covers her head in some churches, and men and women sit separately in others, and all kinds of arrangements like that.
But this degrading of women has had devastating effects on the lives of all people and living things upon the earth because it has held up for adoration the accomplishments of the warriors.
Nowhere is a woman's status as a sexual object for men more graphically demonstrated then in this new testament instruction of why people should get married.
THE BIBLE DECLARES THE REASON FOR MARRIAGE
Probably the most degrading Biblical statement is connected with marriage.
Not for love, not for happiness, not for togetherness.
But right after the Bible says it is good for a man not to touch a woman, it prescribes marriage, for one thing and for one thing only.
1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:8-9
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
What is this guy saying ?
To paraphrase:To those who are single I say don’t get married, be like me.
But if you cant contain your sexual urges get married because its better to do that then to burn.
The only reason this guy sees for marriage is sex.
And that is the Christian approach right out of the Bible of the reason men and women should marry.
For their inability to curb their sexual desires.
Not for love, not for family, not for companionship.
So let me say that the religions and governments who tell you to honor your mother are hypocrites.
For they are the ones who are directly responsible for the evils of the world by destroying the universal influence of mother and father and replacing it with the universal influence of father.
They are the ones who have broken asunder our earthly home and our universal parents.
One has to look around at the world and its wars and its violence against children and nature and ask, is that the influence of mother ?
I am not in any way saying that father wants war and oppression, but what I am saying is that father wants victory and strength for his children, while mother wants healing, intelligence, and peace.
When the two work together it is a beautiful blending but when mother must submit to father, and fathers will is in charge, then we see what we have seen.
Where women must submit to men, the right hemisphere or God side, is submitting
to the left hemisphere or physical side.
The need to excel physically, the need to challenge, the need to fight and be victorious.
That's the male side.
But it's not the God side which is the female spiritual side.
When memorial day comes, do we memorialize those who have helped ease sickness, or those who have taught us?
Do we think of Dr Salk, or Albert Einstein, or Mother Theresa, no, we think of soldiers and wars.
THE BROKEN HOME
What happens to the children of the home when their mother is taken from them?
What happens to the home when mother and father separate or divorce.
The chaos that often happens in the lives of the children is not limited to the home, as those children mature, in numerous cases chaos follows them.
They have lost their mother, or their parents are broken apart.
Religion is built on the broken home.
The mother and father are not equal.
The mother must submit.
Many years ago the world took a shift away from the peace and the healing and the love of mother, to the strength, and victory, and aggression of father.
Even to this day in church it is father who is the strength and the leader, and mother who stays with the children and does what she is told by father.
It is the pastor who is the leader while his wife plays the organ.
It is the woman who must cover her face, it is the woman who in this country was not allowed to vote as recently as 75 years ago while the children were taught in school that all men were created equal.
And so when we set a day aside to honor mother we are hypocrites, because if we were to be true to ourselves we would admit that we have done everything imaginable through the ages of time to degrade the position of woman in the world for the sake of man.
THE BROKEN EARTH
The people of the earth are the children of the earth.
The children of the earth also experience chaos that has followed them ever since their mother was taken away.
Ever since their family unit was broken.
Amazingly , their mother was taken away by the very ones who preach honoring mother.
So we as the children of the earth can look upon the chaos of the earth.
The violence of the earth, the abuse of children of the earth, and wonder what might have been if our mother had not been taken away.
THE ANCIENT MATRIARCH
The ancient cultures of the earth were not patriarchal (father), they were matriarchal (mother).
That was the way it was created, that was the way it was intended, but the strength of the male eventually prevailed, and by strength of muscle alone the mother as the leader was replaced by the father. The woman was replaced by the man.
The goddess was replaced by the god.
The ancient mythologies all spoke of the creatress rather then the creator because living things could only be formed by the female.
Women in ancient cultures were the producers and distributors of vegetable foodstuffs and were the owners of the land. They made the earth valuable and equated it with themselves.
Thus mother earth.
In the most ancient times mothers headed the family groups and bequeathed all property in the female line, men could inherit nothing.
A STARTLING TRUTH
FROM LONG AGO
We have a current nightmare in our culture of religious people molesting children, mostly boys.
We traced the origin of that to the ancient myth of Zeus and Ganymede.
And why was it according to the myth that the boy was placed as an object of affection and sexual gratification to the gods?
In antiquity before the arrival of the patriarchal solar gods the task of preparing and serving the nectar of the Gods belonged to the beautiful Hebe, goddess of eternal youth and daughter of Hera the Great Mother.
When Zeus conquered the throne of the gods. (when man overcame women) he forced Hera to marry him and then constantly humiliated her with his infidelity.
As a sign of his supremacy he took the young Hebes task away from her using the fact that she had fallen as his excuse.
In her place he put the handsome boy Ganymede with whom he had fallen in love.
The love of Zeus for Ganymede. The love of Apollo for Hyacinthus
Were the first examples of male homosexuality in the Greek religion.
EVEN THE LOVE OBJECT OF THE GODS WAS MALE TO MALE
THE STAGE WAS SET
So the stage was set for the world.
The mother was no longer in charge.
The male was now in charge.
The woman was no longer superior, the man was now superior and with this change came the wars and aggression that are now a way of life and where we celebrate our victory's even in church with soldiers carrying the flag down the aisle as all sing God bless America.
And the male cults molest little children, and the male cults encourage the wars to defend the honor of their particular God.
And the world has become a violent, frightful place, because the influence of the mother has been thrown down.
ONCE A YEAR
And once a year, the male dominance has allowed a day to recognize the one they have degraded so that her offspring may take her to lunch at a local restaurant and bring her to church , offering in hand.
And that is the reason for the sorry state of affairs on planet earth today.
And responsibility for this mess must be shared equally by preachers and politicians.
On mothers day we should salute the Universal Goddesses without which there is no life.
THE ETHIOPIAN WOMAN
There is a writing of the comments of an Ethiopian women expressed to the Greek writer Froebenius and she provides the basic psychological attitude of the primitive mother.
How can a man know what a woman's life is ?.
The man spends a night by a woman and goes away.
His life and body are always the same.
The woman conceives.
As a mother she is another person from the woman without child.
She carries the fruit of the night nine months long in her body.
Something grows. Something grows into her life that never again departs from it.
She is a mother.
She remains a mother even though her child dies, though all her children die.
For at one time she carried the child under her heart.
And it does not go out of her heart ever again. Not even when it is dead.
All this the man does not know, he knows nothing.
He does not know the difference before love and after love, before motherhood and after motherhood.
He can know nothing. Only a woman can know.
That is why we won’t be told what to do by our husbands.
And that was how the ancient world existed.
It was woman, it was mother.
In all countries from the Euphrates to the Adriatic the chief divinity was first in the form of a woman.
Yes something happened and the Great Mother was changed to the father God.
In Hindu, the Great Mother Kali Ma wore on her necklace of skulls the sacred Sanskrit letters which she invented and invested with such power that she could create things simply by pronouncing their names.
This led to Christian concept of the Word or Logos.
In the beginning was the word and the word was the Great Mother Kali Ma.
That was changed to read and the word was God.
For a long time men feared to oppose women because they were convinced that women were more closely allied with the forces of nature.
THE BATTLE LINES WERE DRAWN
In Northern Europe the Elder gods led by Mother Earth, and the Goddess Freya, were over thrown by new father deities led by Father Odin.
In the Aegean the followers of Father Zeus fought the worshippers of Mother Rhea.
In Babylon worshippers of Marduk rebelled against the mother Tiamat whose own son killed her to take over her world creating function.
It could no longer be accepted that the mother was the creator.
The myth changed and father overwhelmed mother and she was thrown down.
THEY'RE NOT SPIRITUAL
THEY'RE WITCHES !!
What better way to discredit one then to accuse them of being in league with evil.
The church still does that today.
Back then women began to be depicted as witches.
Their spiritual power was said to come from witchcraft.
Women were said to belong to the Goddess the Moon.
Men adopted the cult of the sun god over the moon goddess and began murdering women and leaving only immature girls alive.
THE BIBLE INSTRUCTIONS
KILL THE WOMEN BUT KEEP THE GIRLS FOR YOURSELF
This is what is depicted in the Bible .
The same exact thing.
Numbers 31:17 Kill every little boy and all the women who have had sex but keep the little girls alive for yourself.
What is different between that Bible story and the more ancient cults that did the exact same thing.
Yet this is supposed to be the word of God.
The overthrow of the mother was the historical downfall of the female sex.
And that is what our governments and our religions are based on to this very day.
From that time until this it has meant the downfall of humanity from a peaceful social order to a structure based on , and maintained by, aggression and force.
IT WAS A MORE PEACEFUL TIME
Ancient societies dominated by women were kinder, more peaceful.
There were non violent attitudes that predominated in society.
As societies began to be dominated by men there began to be seen hostility, heated rivalry.
The primitive human female looked out for those more feeble then herself, while her mate knew only one thing, pursue and kill.
The love of the mother gave way to the fear of the father.
Religion developed fear as a controlling tool even as government does today.
In Romans 3:18 Paul says that those who had no fear of God were automatically sinners.
Christianity, the religion of Father God then invented a sadistic hell to hold people in bondage to fear.
MOTHER WOULDN'T DO THAT
A COMMENT BY
These are the comments of the great American writer Eugene O’Neil.
The mistake began when God was created in a male image.
That makes life so perverted and death so unnatural.
We should have imagined life as created in the birth pain of God the Mother.
Then we would understand why we, her children, have inherited pain, for we would know that our life's rhythm beats from her great heart torn with the agony of love and birth.
And we would feel that death meant reunion with her, a passing back into her substance, blood of her blood, peace of her peace.
Now wouldn’t that be more logical and satisfying then having God as a male whose chest thunders with egotism and is too hard for tired heads, and thoroughly comfortless.
DESTROY THE WOMAN
Religion, as we will now show in the Bible was determined to eliminate the mother aspect of God .
Religion was determined to undermine the position of woman.
Our family unit as children of the earth was being torn apart.
Lets look at that in the Bible in Acts 19:27
So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nothing; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshipped.
Isn't that an interesting statement about the preachers job?
Our craft is in danger.
Our jobs are taken by women.
We have to destroy any references to mother.
And they did
As the mother influence was eliminated from the church , our western religion became what it is now.
An exercise in male dominated power .
So we have been structured by religion and government to regard woman as a home maker and child rearer while we understand man as the leader, the inventor, the warrior, the God.
The ancient mother Goddess religions gave a sense of future through intimacy, love, a devotion to the value of all persons, a respect for the child, a deep sense of human morality.
They did not give what our father God religions have given us.
Anxiety, guilt, and a sense of sin imposed by males made insecure from earliest childhood by a social order based on male intimidation and dominance.
That is what religion and government are, and that is why the world is an absolute mess.
We have been unable to achieve the feelings of community, love and peace, because we have thrown down the Mother Goddess as a model.
We have thrown down the importance of woman and bow only at the feet of the Father .
We dare not do otherwise.
IT'S ALL MYTHOLOGY
But honestly, all of this is mythology.
It has absolutely nothing to do with men and women, mothers or fathers.
It has to do with balance.
Mythology is a coded language speaking of the relationship of astronomy (the universe) and anatomy (you).
It is the balance of Positive and Negative, Male and Female, Yin and Yang.
If you have an electric lamp and wish to get light from it, that lamp must have connections that are both male and female, positive and negative.
If one or the other is missing, then the lamp will not light and there will be darkness.
The mythical treatment of father and mother , male and female, is speaking of the same thing.
WE ARE ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTS
This is important to you and me because we are also electrical instruments not unlike that lamp.
Every thought is an electrical impulse, every movement of every muscle is an electrical impulse.
Just like every other electrical instrument, in order for us to work properly we must have connections that are male and female, positive and negative.
As the Chinese put it Ying and Yang.
OUR TERRIBLE ERROR
By eliminating the power of the female we have torn loose a connection that is so important.
In order for there to be light there must be both male and female.
They compliment one another.
When you pull loose either the male or female connection, you eliminate the true power of nature.
You will not have light.
You will have darkness.
That is exactly what church and government have done.
They have eliminated the power of nature by cutting away the female.
They are trying to light the light with only one part of the connection, the male.
It wont work and the results of the world condition are proof that it wont work.
Try it. Take one of the connections away from your battery and try to start your car.
So by taking scripture literally.
By eliminating the power of the female, religion and government have ripped away one of the connections necessary for the cosmic battery to power the universal engine.
LOOK UNDER YOUR HOOD (YOUR BRAIN)
CHECK YOUR BATTERY CONNECTIONS TO THE RIGHT SIDE
Now you as a New Age mechanic (meditator).
Looking under your hood (your mind in meditation ),you see that the one line is disconnected.
The female line.
You only have one line connected.
The line to the left hemisphere of the brain.
The male physical side.
The line to the female right hemisphere God side is disconnected.
In meditation you reconnect the line that religion and government have taken away.
Your engine begins to run.
You become enlightened.
As more and more meditating mechanics look under their hoods, they will reconnect the female.
They will reconnect the mother, and all over the world and throughout the universe the true nature of God, male and female , the ultimate universal power, will begin to hum.
Om will sound where there has been silence, and peace will reign were there has been war, because finally it will be a cosmic Mothers Day as was intended from the beginning.
The mother will be reunited in meditation with the father
The inner family unit will be restored.
FATHER IS THE LEFT HEMISPHERE OF THE BRAIN YOU OPERATE IN EVERY DAY
MOTHER IS THE RIGHT HEMISPHERE OF THE BRAIN ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY MEDITATION
JESUS SAID, CAST YOUR NET TO THE RIGHT SIDE
One things for sure, you never see an atheist or agnostic man treating a woman as inferior. I don't know why women just don't abandon religion and religious men altogether.
If you're a woman and you are a Christian or belong to another male dominating religion, show this page to your literal husband.
Everything in the bible is just symbols, never read ancient spiritual books literally, because.....
"Don't be a minister of the letter (literal), because the letter (literal) KILLETH, it sure does, doesn't it, it kills the true meaning, it kills figuratively and LITERALLY, if all the bodies of women that were burned and killed by religions were stacked up, they would reach the moon.
"But of the spirit (spiritually)
Of course, but they will never reveal this great truth, because they want you to SUBMIT.
Wake up world!!!! Quit believing in the Bogey men of religion, they haven't a clue.
What does Peter say to us in these words? That the True Prophet “is within the mind of every one of us”. This concept is Spiritual and is the foundation of the Living Church that the Lord inaugurated. Jesus warned his followers not to go to a teacher or religious authority in this world- even when that teacher or authority says that he knows the Christ. What is very clear in these words which are parallel and in harmony with the Bible, is the followers of Jesus were not to learn from men who themselves do not know and in true Spiritual-Gnostic fashion, they were only to go to the Source of all Knowledge, the True Prophet.
The Apostle Paul wrote that the baptized believers at Corinith did not know the Gospel of God, and could not be taught the Mysteries and true Christian teachings because they were too carnal to receive them. This great dilemma that Paul wrote about and has been continually ignored by the majority of Christians throughout history was explained by Peter when his disciple Clement wrote his warning to believers: "and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other”.
With great wisdom Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light."
From a first century Christian perspective, there is only one way that you can learn and know the truth, and that is through your own dormant spiritual nature. “Expect not that you shall learn anything”, says Peter, if you attempt to learn from the doctrines of men even when these men are the leaders of your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple. Why? Because Jesus himself commanded: “But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ). Therefore, whoever will teach you except by example and the manifestation of the Light in their own lives from the perspective of the New Covenant, is a disciple of the anti-christ.
At Hebrews 6:19-20, Jesus is presented to the reader as a forerunner a forerunner who became perfected, and this perfection has permitted him to enter behind the curtain of the inner shrine which inner shrine is the Kingdom within us that Jesus declared we can only enter with a total change of mind: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek” (Heb 2:10-12 RSV).
Ultimately the Mystery of You has a Great Ending
Why is a mystery story so compelling? Because you know that everything will be explained in the end. A mystery is a great mystery if it keeps you guessing and wondering and coming up with potential answers and being forced to look at everybody as the solution to the mystery. That faith that your good mystery story will be satisfying in the end is what reincarnation offers you. Reincarnation says: "There is a reason for your story, and when the story is over, your wonderfully complex character will manifest again with even more color and texture for your development in the next life."
Death is not Final
I am trying to avoid discussions of heaven and hell and purgatory because they tend to put dead people in spots for the "organizational purpose" of "where do dead people go?" Reincarnation sees death as NECESSARILY TRANSITIONAL. The human body is only going to live a short time. The soul having previous existences, current existences and future existences "knows" that multiple lives are the only way to build character, become more completely textured and arrive at spiritual states it has not previously had.
Kabbalah's Shards of Light
One vision of soul development (ancient wisdom from Mosaic/Egyptian tradition) sees our souls as once very young splintered fragments of divine light, and filled with the glory of divine company. But at the same time, these "shards" of divine light were overwhelmed with a sense of their "lack of development" or "unworthiness". These shards (young souls) ate of the "Bread of Shame".
They thought that being so profoundly blessed and yet so undeveloped made them in need of development. Of course, the Divine said: "You can't have it any better than this, but you can get better, sure! Physical existence will give you opportunities for development. As you go out on this journey, you are going to feel lost and alone, many times. But you will be brought back from life to life to contemplate your development. This is your decision, but in the end its what the Divine wants too." This proposed dialogue gives a sense of what reincarnation, as a belief imparts.
"The Fall of Man" was not our grim determination to be GOD LIKE and impetuous and rebellious, the fall was our recognition that we needed to go through a process that would take ages. Virtually everyone I have ever listened to characterizes the "fall" in wholly negative ways. Orthodox Christianity makes Adam and Eve the "heavies" in a drama that is over before it starts.
But reincarnation settles mankind into a Spiritual Context of Continuity. The Roman Catholics love the fall of man as a concretized spiritual reality because then they get to run around SAVING everyone, especially on the battlefield, because we are these LOST SOULS about to slip into OBLIVION. If you believe this, I am sorry to offend you, but it is not a particularly elevating vision of the human state. It works for Orthodoxy because it casts the lowly people separate from a God who sees them as damned, and the intermediary priesthood negotiating the fate of each "newborn" soul.
Salvation is not the end, but the beginning
When I look into the eyes of a newborn child, my heart does not overflow with awe because I am contemplating its hoped for redemption from the strangle hold of physicality. I am filled with awe because I see an ancient soul wrapped up in one of life's new packages, ready for a new round of experience. Birth is a salvation for new complications and challenge which will happen to an old soul. Death is a release into a new round of such activity.
Dying Suddenly In Youth
When Mrs. Ryan's feet and knees buckle on her front porch, upon hearing that she has lost 3 sons, in that painful scene from "Saving Private Ryan", (one of the best movies ever made), your heart sinks in your chest. The awareness of this "mortal coil" being shuffled off is always with us. "In the midst of life, we are truly in death." We are like grass and flowers so beautifully manifest and yet so quickly gone.
With reincarnation you need not conjure up a scene in your head of Mikey bouncing his ball on God's driveway with all these other similarly situated youths. Reincarnation puts a soul back into the running up and down quality of the process. Losing one's life unexpectedly in mid-stream is probably one of those major soul experiences that is a "requirement" for one to go through. Think of the major shocks and pains in life, as a soul, you have probably gone through a selection of those experiences. Loss, to be understood and appreciated, makes its mark on us all. As a species we have cut enough young people down in the vibrancy of youth. Reincarnation puts a quiet comfort in contemplating that that young one will be back in the flow of flesh sometime soon.
Racial and Cultural Prejudices
Reincarnation says: "You don't know what you used to be, you don't know who you are going to be in the future, so try to get some neutrality about who you are dealing with." In the SUBJECTIVITY OF YOUR CURRENT EXISTENCE, your identity tells you how to feel about others. Human cultural, ethnic, linguistic worlds are constantly creating a person's reality. We can not resist thinking of ourselves as Americans, Brazilians, Germans, Cubans, Majorcans or Chinese. We are where we are born, brought up and pickled. And religion as a cultural creation, perpetuates that reality of what it is to be a socialized enculturated human.
BUT if you believe in reincarnation, you have a thought in your head that keeps you in check. "Last time, I could have been like that guy. Next time, I could be like her." At this moment in time, that might not be comforting to you in your current state of mind, but as a backdrop of human consciousness, this thought could alleviate racial, strident, virulent, fighting fury. At least, as a night time nugget of contemplation, it might calm your soul a bit and give you a different kind of look from a 30,000 foot view of the kingdom that is your conscious and subconscious mind.
It Is Not A Sin To Be Deceived By The god Of This World
It Is Only A Sin When God Provides You The Means
To Seek The Knowledge And Divine Manna Of The Kingdom
And You Continue To Cling To The Doctrines Of Men
And The Ways of This World
"But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty. Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".
And the finding of self is the primary objective of all scriptures. And when we add to this the statement from the Gospel of Philip that "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live,¹ they will not receive anything (when) they die" we can begin to understand that the doctrines of the simple faith that Paul called the "milk" of the Gospel of Christ, is truly elementary and only the beginning of entry-level teachings of TheWay.
"These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. Jesus said, Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."
secret sayings now I get it!!!!!!!!!!!
"But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth'" (Matt 22:11-13 NKJ)
While the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High are travailing in their struggles in this, the "far country", they are bound hand and foot by the Laws which immerse them in the lives that they are living in this world. They are mentally and spiritually shackled to the limitations of the organic flesh blind to not only their own higher soul and spiritual natures and realities but incapable of perceiving anything beyond the lessons of life that has been initiated by their own past actions and this is the meaning of being cast "into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"
And Jesus portrayed the judgment of the Laws as being cast into a prison, and warned: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ). And this is why Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV). He did not say that they will never enter the Kingdom only that because they failed to pick up their own cross and follow in The Way, that they will remain bound in this, the "far country" struggling with the Laws that must be overcome, in order to enter into Life.
Thus, Jesus warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 KJV).
The stripes with which each person is beaten, is in direct relation to their own past actions. That those who know the Masters Will, as in the case of the Christians, will receive the greater judgment of the Law and beaten with many more stripes than the common sinners who do not know the Lord's Will, is because they failed to live in accord with the knowledge that was given unto them.
Thus, Peter warns the complacent Christians: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).
That's the mind and the personality returning to the ego, as lots wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.
It is difficult to let go of the EGO, it is truly the devil and satan, and there is no other.
God hates homosexuals, the mind churning out thoughts that arise from the EGO emotional mind.
GOT IT!!!!!! Now go tell Fred Phelps and his loonies.
The fig tree that withered away.
The fig tree is a symbol of the physical body, a fig blossoms on the inside. The fig tree that withers away is a symbol of the outer man or woman who's lower aspect withers, while the soul blossoms on the inside.
"look not lo here, nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is WITHIN you" But first you must make it blossom. This can only happen when the Man and Wife become one flesh.
A university student visiting Master Gasan asked: “Have you ever read the Christian Bible?”
“No, read it to me,” said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from the gospel of St. Matthew: “And why take ye thought for rainment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these… Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”
Gasan said: “Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened man.”
The student continued reading: “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”
Gasan remarked: “That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far from Buddhahood.”