“Who do you say that I am?” Part 11

by Raymond Phelan on April 21, 2015

sunsetJesus said: “To him who overcomes (the ego-world), I will give a New Nature.”–Rev 2:17

“Revelation”, as we know, dramatically covers the seven seals — chakraic awakening leading to Ascension into Christ consciousness.

So what is this New Nature and what are the white stones mentioned in “Revelation?” [click to continue…]

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enlightenmentIs this The most profound Question in the Bible?

By examining this question, the answers will reveal how we can identify who we really are and how we can embrace it wholeheartedly.

For now, let us relax and explore together this most wonderful of questions: “Who do you say that I am?” [click to continue…]

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Understanding the Messianic Prophecies, Part IV

April 3, 2015

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah… until Shiloh come.” Genesis 49:8-10 This prophetic statement was included in a blessing given by Jacob, just before he died, to his third son Judah. The blessing began “Judah, thou art he whom they brothers shall praise”, and continued the bestowal of the Messianic lineage by divine selection […]

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Understanding the Messianic Prophecies, Part III

March 26, 2015
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In this series we will continue to perform a temporary “about face” in our quest to discover wisdom. By reassessing the historical and literal validity of selected parts of the bible, we shall try to answer four questions. (1) Is the Messiah of the Gospels merely of allegorical importance, as one sect of the first […]

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An esoteric interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus

March 17, 2015
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At the moment we live in the period leading up to Passion Week again, and therefore I would like to give an explanation of some of the names and words that figure prominently in the Passion story, interpreted from the hidden meaning of the Hebrew translation of these words, as they already explain what this […]

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Understanding the Messianic Prophecies, Part II

March 9, 2015
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The Jewish people have always had a longing for Messiah. In Part I of this series we learned that the Hebrew prophets spoke of two archetype Messiahs – the Suffering Servant, one who would save them from the war against human sin within, and the Triumphant King, one who would save them from the political […]

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Understanding the Messianic Prophecies, Part I

February 28, 2015
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By the time Jesus is said to have appeared in Jerusalem, the rabbis knew that the scriptures described two archetypes of Messiah – a humiliated Messiah, known as the Suffering Servant, who in the tradition of the prophets would be scorned by his peers while attempting to touch men’s hearts regarding the issues of sin; […]

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Are There Really Codes in the Bible?

February 18, 2015
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Joshua touches on this subject in his recent article The Bible Code Controversy. Personally I believe there are, but of course it is of the utmost importance to carefully examine whatever you find in order to preclude the possibility of errors or coincidences. Why would there have to be codes in the Bible to begin […]

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Krishna’s 16,000 Wives?

February 13, 2015
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When I was younger, the average Westerner knew very little about the religions of Southeast Asia. One day, baldheaded devotees in strange clothing appeared in our airports chanting “Hare Krishna”. Then came the meditation instructors and yoga teachers. One Westerner made a fortune publishing the Kama Sutra. And in those days, Gandhi inspired us all. […]

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The Bible Code Controversy

February 8, 2015
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Many readers of SOS may remember a book called The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin. It was first published in 1997 and remained on the New York Times best seller list for months. I was recently sent a copy of this book by a friend, and we had a brief discussion on its relevance to […]

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Clearing The Way to Christ-Consciousness

February 4, 2015
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“The Apostles got into the Boat and went to the other side.”  —Matthew 14:22 Keep this scripture in mind as we weave our way through this article. We shall return to it later. For centuries, like beavers, man has been building dams, blocking his or her divine nature. Consequently, so many people in the world […]

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On the Sacred Path with Gilgamesh and Enkidu

January 29, 2015

How much of the bible is derived from stories told by cultures more ancient than itself? In my previous post “The Flood: Biblical vs. Mesopotamian Narratives” we found so many similarities in detail between Noah’s Ark and the flood story in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The dimensions of the vessel, the use of birds to […]

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The Tree of Judgement?

January 24, 2015
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One of the themes in the Bible that has always fascinated mankind is that of the Garden of Eden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, with the serpent lying on one of its branches. During the period of October 2013 – January 2014, I wrote a series of articles for SOS, […]

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The Flood: Biblical vs. Mesopotamian Narratives

January 16, 2015
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We are all familiar with the story of The Flood in the Hebrew Bible. But this is not the first account of a catastrophic near-extinction event in recorded human history. The Mesopotamians who lived centuries before the book of Genesis was written had their very own captivating flood story similar to Genesis in many ways, […]

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Part V Section Three: The Life of Christ, Epiphany to Easter

January 9, 2015
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In the picture to the left, we see the Sol in Aries, Light of the World in the Lamb, the latter standing at the Heart of the Sevenfold Covenant that is “the bow in the heavens” (Post-Flood, God’s Promise to Noah). Within this covenant, Seven Shining Planets emanate from The Golgoltha, or skull, of The One […]

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Constantine, Eusebius, and the Formulation of the New Testament Canon

January 3, 2015
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Recently I had a conversation with a friend about the history of New Testament. Everyone here on SOS knows and understands the symbolic importance of it, but there are many differences of opinion on whether it is literal history or not. It’s always been important to me to allow readers to have open discussions and […]

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Jacob, Leah, Higher Consciousness, DMT, and the Pineal Gland

January 1, 2015
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A few years back I wrote a post about Jacob meeting God at Peniel. Jacob called the place of meeting Peniel because the Hebrew term means “face of God.” In that post we also discussed that Peniel, although a different spelling, can be associated with the pineal gland in the center of the brain. Jacob […]

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Do Unto Others

December 30, 2014
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While mailing holiday packages at the US post office this season, I noticed a display of greeting cards for sale. One card in particular caught my eye. On the cover it read: “Sometimes I wonder why I put up with you.” On the inside of the card it read: “Oh yeah, now I remember, you […]

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How Are We to Determine Truth: Part 1 – The Dream

December 28, 2014
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Allow me to share in a little holiday fun with an amusing account of a dream. Never mind the poking and teasing in it. No disrespect is meant to the serious posts on signs and numerology. I just want to make sure that is absolutely clear. We just need to laugh at ourselves sometimes. So […]

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A Gauge to Determine Your Level of Conscious Development

December 27, 2014
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Have you ever wondered what your current level of conscious development is? What if you had some information to help you gauge it? The book, The Science of Spirituality (Lee Bladon), has such a section. Much of Bladon’s information is based on the study of religious texts and its esoteric interpretation, as well as the […]

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