The Pyramid of Giza, the Christ Within, and You!

by Joshua Tilghman on July 26, 2012


There is an interesting scripture in Matthew chapter 21 that contains a wonderful mystery about the Great Pyramid, the Christ within, and you! The revelation of this mystery is quite empowering to the soul. Sadly, this revelation remains elusive to the religiously-minded individual who places their trust in man-made doctrine instead of listening to the still small voice within, which is where we are told that truth comes from by the author of 1Kings 19:12 and Jesus in Luke 17:21. The religiously-minded individual still believes the Bible teaches about God who lives “outside” of them because they are focused on the literal interpretations. But the esoteric understanding of Jesus is the very symbol of the God who lives “within” us, and all scripture is meant to show us this truth. To many this sounds arrogant and prideful, and it would be if the truth stopped there. But the inner revelations of the scriptures show us that the person we are living in this life is not our true selves; the person that you think you are is nothing more than a sojourner on this earth. The illusion of the ego is quite deceptive, and the way back to God is to move beyond the ego and into pure light, which is the mystical union with God. As Jesus said:

“…that they may be one, as we…” (John 17:11).

“That they all may be one…that they all be one in us…” (John 17:21).

Becoming one with God through the mystical experience taught by Jesus and others removes the illusion of the separate self as our ultimate reality. What could be more humbling than this truth? For this truly crucifies your ego and uplifts God. And yet those who preach this truth were persecuted the hardest. Unfortunately, up is down, and down is up in religion!

The topic I am going to address today will seek to unveil one of the great hidden truths of the Bible from a perspective you might not have seen before.

I have already mentioned the mystery in Matthew chapter 21. The scripture I am referring to involves Jesus doing what he does best: berating the religiously-minded Pharisees.

“Jesus saith unto them, did you never read in the Scriptures, The Stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner…” (Matthew 21:42).

There is only one structure where the headstone can also be a cornerstone: a pyramid. The head and corner stone could also be referred to as a capstone.

So why is pyramid language in the Bible? And more importantly, what does it have to do with Jesus?

A lot, actually! Pyramids were built throughout the ancient world on almost every continent. Very large ones were made from the earth itself. The extent of this work has not been stressed in history because the spiritual and scientific reasons for these structures conflict with what major religions of the world exoterically espouse today. From the recently discovered stone megaliths off of Okinawa, to the discovery of a great earthen pyramid in Bosnia, the great pyramids of the earth truly represent a great enigma of the ancient world. Fortunately, modern archeology and the internet are slowly bringing the information needed to understand these great structures to light.

A careful study of the pyramids shows us that the peoples of the ancient world shared a universal knowledge and system of ideas about matter and spirit and the soul of mankind. The Bible ultimately reveals the same. The problem with most traditional Christian attitudes today about the builders of these pyramids is to think they were heathens who despised God just because the Bible seems to say so in its literal interpretations. But like all Bible language, the countries and peoples of the Bible were symbols that explained metaphorically the holy temple that is our body and the journey of our soul from heaven to earth and back again.

With that being said, we must ask ourselves this: Was Jesus talking pyramid language because there is something more to the Bible than the institutional church has taught? Yes!

Traditionally, the scriptures that reference the pyramid have been taught as messianic prophecies concerning the coming Christ. Well and good. The problem lies with what the Messiah is supposed to be and represent. If the Pyramids were so important that the Biblical writers included them in their writings as a way of explaining a revelation of the Messiah, we would do well to consider the coming Messiah from two different perspectives:

1)      As a literal, external event, where a literal messiah comes to earth

2)      A metaphor for an experience which happens “within” you.

Can the scriptures referring to the pyramid help reveal which one is meant? I believe so.

When Jesus uses pyramid language, he is quoting Psalm 118:22. If you analyze the verses directly before 118, the Psalmist is speaking of God’s righteousness and salvation, and the gateway to these concepts. What is the gateway? It is the messiah, but the messiah is metaphorically explained as the capstone of a pyramid.  The next obvious question we should be asking is why the capstone of a pyramid is also a metaphorical representation of a gateway to righteous? Jesus represents the gateway to God. Jesus is referred to as a capstone of a pyramid. So what is the correlation of Jesus and a capstone?

To find out, let’s jump to that Old Testament book which is probably most famous for its messianic prophecies: Isaiah! This book contains a direct reference to the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

“In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egyptand he shall send them a savior…” (Isaiah 19:19-20).

The scripture above says that this altar will be a sign of a savior? So how can we be positive that this sign to the savior is a reference to the Great pyramid at Giza? Look at the above scripture again. How can there be an altar in the midst of a state and at the same time be on the border of a state? An astute person of Egyptian history knows that ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, upper and lower Egypt. The Great Pyramid sits in the midst of this border that once divided the two kingdoms, thus the Biblical author wrote this scripture in reference to this pyramid that was in the midst and border of Egypt.

The Division of Egypt was for a Spiritual Purpose

Egypt was divided into two kingdoms for a reason. Just as man has two natures, the higher and the lower self, so did Egypt; the whole of the country was divided in such a way as to represent this great spiritual truth of mankind. As satellite images have shown, the Great Pyramid is in the exact middle of the ancient division between the Egyptian kingdoms. The Hebrew word used in Isaiah, midst, has the connotation “within.” Therefore the pyramid was built as a “sign” of the truth in their midst, and it was a truth that was supposed to be realized from “within!”

As a side not, remember Jesus said the kingdom was in the midst of man.

So what is this ultimate truth? Remember in Isaiah the pyramid was a pillar and a “sign.” It was a sign of the ultimate truth, which cannot be understood, but rather explained as a mystical union with God. And the capstone—which was never put in place—represents the pinnacle of this union (more on this later).

As you can see, the Great Pyramid represented the great bridge between man’s two natures. It stood as a symbolic union of the conscious and subconscious, the higher and lower self, and our two natures, also known as the Ying and the Yang or the male and female.

In the New Testament, it is Jesus who represents this truth. He is the mystical union with God. And that’s why he stated that he was the truth, life, and the way. So the obvious question now becomes, was the Pyramid of Giza a sign to the Biblical author of Isaiah for a literal flesh and blood Messiah or for an experience the messiah concept is known to represent?

Before answering that, here are a few more things you should be aware of:

Inside the King’s Chamber of the pyramid is a stone coffer (initiation box) with the exact dimensions as the Biblical Ark of the Covenant. Even more astounding, the stone coffer is too big to get through the door of the King’s chamber, so the entire structure of the pyramid was built with this coffer in mind. This coffer was the only furniture piece in the King’s Chamber, and the Ark of the Covenant is the only piece in the Holy of Holies of God. What’s more, the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid is the same cubic volume of the bronze laver in Solomon’s temple.

Folks, what’s going on here?

Besides the obvious answer that the builders of the Pyramid knew the dimensions of the Ark and Temple of Solomon many hundreds, if not thousands, of years before God gave them to Moses, we have to admit (if were honest with ourselves) that the Bible doesn’t quite contain the literal revelation like we have been traditionally taught it does.

Consider this:

The Ark of the Covenant housed the ten commandments of stone. They were “within” it. God told the people that a day would come where his Laws would be written “within” their hearts. Jesus is the Christian revelation of this truth. But does Jesus magically come into your heart through a “belief” that you have in him, where all you have to do is confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, and try to follow him (where you ultimately fail), or does Jesus represent an experience and metaphysical union with God, something that happens “within” you that truly transforms your conscious nature?

A Few More Things to Consider About the Pyramid:

In ancient times the Great Pyramid was covered in polished limestone that reflected the sunlight in such a way it literally became a light of the ancient world, seen from many miles away. It was truly a light upon a hill!

Did you know the numerical value of the Hebrew letters in Isaiah 19:19-20 equals 5449, the exact height in inches of the great pyramid at Giza! It truly was a sign!

In Jeremiah the Biblical author puts it this way:

“The Great, the Mighty God…has set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day!” (Jeremiah 32:18-20)

The capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza was never put in place (was rejected, as they say about Christ). The capstone is considered the most important part of the pyramid. Remember that the pyramid was a sign, even to its builders of the ultimate truth and reality. Why then, would they leave off the capstone? Could it possibly represent the mystical union with God, the ultimate revelation or reality beyond the veil of the separate self and physical reality?

It is obvious that the builders of the pyramid understood the fall of man from pure spirit (the heavens) into matter (the earth), just like it is written in the story of Adam and Eve. The missing capstone portrays this revelation.

My thoughts on Jesus

So was Jesus a real person? I absolutely believe that he was. However, Jesus is based on a historical person who achieved the highest spiritual evolution in consciousness one can attain. He was the model for the Jesus taught in the Gospels. But his mission was not about believing in something “outside” of you for salvation. Salvation is a state of BEING, which you enter into when you go “within,” through meditation, prayer, and hopefully, and eventual a mystical union with God. If you go beyond the literal interpretation of the Bible, it is easy to see that this is what Jesus taught in his parables.

How Can This Knowledge Help You?

The Gospel of Thomas—a Gnostic gospel that was scorned by the ancient Roman Church—states that those who believe in a resurrection after death will receive nothing. Rather, they can only receive it in this life. The point is that THIS life IS your opportunity for salvation right HERE AND NOW, not in some future event. So how can the second coming of the messiah be literal? It’s a symbolic representation of something that happens “within” you.  So, you have to be honest with yourselves. I am not here to rattle or shake up the traditional Christian foundations you have been taught. That is painful. But I am here to get you to question your deepest beliefs and understandings of who you are. Have you ever looked within yourself, truly? I recommend getting in front of a mirror. Stare at yourself. What do you see? Ask yourself if the real you is the physical reality staring back at you in the mirror, or is there something more significant residing inside of you. Our inner self barely gets the time and attention it deserves within our busy lifestyles and schedules. The inner you deserves at least ten percent, which is what the tithe in the Bible is really about anyway. So do something about it and give it at least ten percent of your time, devotion, and conscious effort. Go meditate and pray!

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Christine Hoeflich July 29, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thank you Josh for a very interesting post! It’s just so amazing how filled with metaphor the Bible is. Yes, I have heard about the pyramids of Bosnia and that they’re likely to be considerably older than the Egyptian pyramids! This might not sit too well with fundamentalist understandings, but evolving our understanding is part of the challenge we must go through as we deepen our connection with God / Source. Thanks again for “shining your Light” (metaphor for “sharing your insights”)!

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Joshua Tilghman July 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Christine,

It is amazing, isn’t it? And while it is true that fundamentalists have struggled with these ideas for a long time, I believe more and more are searching for more truth beyond the watered down Gospel they have been taught to believe in. My heart goes out to everyone in this position because I was once there. Things just don’t add up in this camp, and as long as they begin questioning and searching (a very Godly thing to do), I believe they can see the scripture for what it really is!

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Rako August 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

“The Gospel of Thomas—a Gnostic gospel that was scorned by the ancient Roman Church—states that those who believe in a resurrection after death will receive nothing. Rather, they can only receive it in this life… So how can the second coming of the messiah be literal? It’s a symbolic representation of something that happens “within” you.”

I can see how it can be fun to make up your own beliefs, but the belief in a bodily resurrection was clear within the Old testament (eg. Isaiah 26), and Jesus of course would have known this. The idea that Jesus resurrected after dying and being in the tomb is a central idea in the New Testament- the gospels and Paul’s letters, etc. So it wasn’t invented and inserted by the Romans.

Perhaps the idea of a literal resurrection after death is too big for some people to believe, but that was true for tons of stuff Jesus was doing. The idea is that Jesus was a divine person and could control nature.

Peace.

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Joshua Tilghman August 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Rako,

Thanks for commenting on the blog, even if you disagree. I respect everyone’s perspective. As for your comment:

Absolutely, you are right about a bodily resurrection being mentioned all over the Bible. I would never deny this. However, the point of my articles is to look beyond the literal interpretation to see the spiritual truths the Biblical authors were trying to convey. And you’re also right when you say the literal resurrection wasn’t invented by the Romans. Inventing this interpretation is not the issue. The issue is, are the Bible stories literal or symbolic? I used to believe they were literal until I saw the many contradictions and confusion a literal interpretation brings. They are everywhere! If you don’t see them, or choose to think they are not important, great! I can respect that.

Finally, the idea of Jesus being bodily resurrected is not too big for me to believe. As I said before, I used to. But the many contradictions caused me to look beyond the literal meanings, which I now consider to be very shallow. In fact, you might even be able to say that looking beyond the literal interpretation to see the true meaning of the story might be too big for some to believe, but to me it makes more sense.

I wish you the best, Rako.

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Eric June 22, 2015 at 10:54 pm

The Bible is to be taken VERY literally. That does not preclude the use of metaphors and symbols. The 7 candlesticks in Rev. 1 were the 7 churches. Does that mean the churches were literally 7 candlesticks? No. But the 7 candlesticks were symbolic of 7 literal churches. Jesus is literally coming back and will literally reign for 1,000 years – and then we enter eternity past. God is life and never intended for anything He created to die. The earth is under a curse, but Jesus came to reverse that curse. The end result, is a renewed earth – a recreated Garden of Eden, WITHOUT a serpent. Everything in our physical world is derived from the earth – that’s right, dirt. Everything man has made has it’s origin in the natural resources God has placed in the soil. Our bodies, likewise, were formed by God out of the earth. We are earthern vessels, jars of clay with a God breathed, spirit of life inside of us. So too at the end of this journey, do we become dust again, but the spirit will live on – for eternity – based on a decision you made in the time you were given.

So just how literal are we take the Word of God? Check out the literal fulfillment of the sign of Revelation 12:1-5 which occurs on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 22-23, 2017 (image at link below). The 70th FOT, by the way, since May 14, 1948 when Israel was restablished as a nation.

https://onedrive.live.com/?id=9F8B2866E765E51B%21820&cid=9F8B2866E765E51B&group=0&parId=9F8B2866E765E51B%21110&o=OneUp

See how the Bible prophesies that Israel’s 3rd, and worldwide exile would end in 1948:
http://www.revelationshipministries.org/biblestudy/israels-prophesied-captivitys/

JESUS IS COMING SOON! BE READY! DO NOT BE IN UNBELIEF! BE A WISE VIRGIN! -Matt. 25

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Joshua Tilghman July 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Eric,

I appreciate the reply and info, but prophecies such as these are a dime a dozen, and always have been. Israel being established as a nation was a great event, but this can be argued in many ways. Anyway I respect your opinion and only time will tell. Thanks for commenting.

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Rogan September 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

What you’re saying is luke Mathew Marc Paul John and all the others who spoke of the resurection of jesus were all enlightened people who made all that stuff up so we (2000yrs later) would read it and somehow understand the underlying meaning and become enlightened ourselves? That doesnt make much sense to me.

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Joshua Tilghman September 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Rogan,

You’re right. If that were the case, it wouldn’t make much sense. Let me ask you a question, and please give it some serious consideration. What makes you so sure that Luke, Matthew, Mark, John, and Paul were literal figures? Your statement assumes that the disciples of Christ coded the scripture for EVERYONE to read and understand. This was certainly not the case. In ancient mystery schools, the scripture was taught two different ways. Those who were ready were fed scripture esoterically, while those who weren’t were taught the most shallow of all understandings – the literal view. Isn’t even Jesus of the Gospels said to have done this? There are more than a few instances where Jesus teaches the masses and the disciples quite differently. Just something to think about.

The Jesus story wasn’t invented 2000 years ago, either. In its most fundamental understanding, it has been around for much, much longer. It has been expressed differently by different cultures and in different times, and if you are astute in your comparisons you will see a common thread in all the major world religions. I appreciate your comment and hope you don’t give up studying and searching. The truth is sometimes hard to find, but if you dig deep enough you’ll find it.

Blessings!

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Rogan September 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Thanks for your reply,

Ive always been the type to hate rules not because im rebellious but because ive always thought rules and regulations laws and sins are very basic and low. I always felt that we were far beyond that. “When the body suffers, the spirit soars” that right there has always inspired me. I remember asking the pastor at our church if he new about buddhists he said yes i asked him what happens to a man who was born and raised to be a monk, has never had sexual intercourse, has never ‘sinned’, has dedicated his life to meditation, what happens when he dies? Does he go to hell just because he wasnt a christian? Is he damned because he hasnt accepted Jesus as his lord and savior and hasnt been baptised? Because that is what christianism teaches us if you’re not born again ull wind up in hell. I told him i thought that was outragous and not just. I was 11 yrs old when i told my mother, mum i am a not as u see me i am a spiritual being, nobody had told me this before i just knew it. Ive looked for answers but never really found anything convincing, i was really excited when i found this blog you’re right about certain things but on some posts u just sound like a wacky occultist lol no offense! Anyways i’d like to ask u a few things if u think adam and eve isnt the story of the creation of human race then how did we get here and where did it all begin? If satan is just a metaphor and all the demons dont exist then how do u explain demonic possession and witchcraft. How about all the satan worshippers illuminati new world order mambo jambo what is your take on that? And the Mayans and their 2012 end of the world theory? In genesis u only spoke of the garden what about the creation of the world its self is that also to be a metaphor?

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Joshua Tilghman September 28, 2012 at 5:51 am

Rogan,

A wacky occultist, huh? lol Don’t worry, no offense taken. If I had known what I’d be writing now 6-7 years ago I would have thought the same thing! But in all seriousness, language is a complicated thing. There is always a barrier. Many of the terms I use on this site are going to sound foreign, even alien, until you get familiar with what is really meant.

About your questions: The Story of Adam and Eve is about the beginnings of the human race, however it isn’t literal. The earth isn’t 6000 years old. Far from it! The story of Adam and Eve explains how consciousness (spirit) came to have physical existence. Physical existence occurs because of consciousness evolution, not Darwinian evolution. Consciousness creates the physical universe. Think of your brain as a transceiver of God’s consciousness instead of an organ in which consciousness itself originates. When the brain dies, it simply stops receiving God consciousness.

I am also not saying that spiritual entities don’t exist, but I do believe that when the Bible talks about Satan is it referring to ego. Demons are an aspect of the ego.

The Mayans and their prophecy regarding 2012 is not the end of the world. It is about a new age. Things happen in cycles. Look at nature itself. The seasons, etc. The Mayan prophecies are about the cycles of conscious experience. There are always birth pains when one cycle ends and a new cycle begins.

Your last question is a bit more complicated. Again, it’s all about consciousness evolution. I’ll e-mail with more details later tonight or this reply could get very long. Thanks again, Rogan, and don’t give up the search. I surely don’t have all the answers, but I believe the answers are within every person. I have also found that sometimes the best answer is within the question itself. Does consciousness has a specific purpose? Perhaps it is to create and experience that creation.

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Sam Ward January 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

“some people feel the rain, others just get wet”…….

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anny April 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

Hi Joshua,

Again a very interesting post with many things I did not know yet, but I do not quite understand your quote below:

Besides the obvious answer that the builders of the Pyramid knew the dimensions of the Ark and Temple of Solomon many hundreds, if not thousands, of years before God gave them to Moses, we have to admit (if were honest with ourselves) that the Bible doesn’t quite contain the literal revelation like we have been traditionally taught it does.

Why do you draw the conclusion that the builders of the Pyramid must have known the dimensions of the Ark and the Temple of Solomon thousands of years before God gave them to Moses? My conclusion is more that this implies there is ancient universal knowledge here that people in different times got access to. This knowledge has been given a material expression in Egypt as is proven by the Pyramid. It might or might not also have been given a material expression in the Ark and the Temple of Solomon. As above so below. In the case of the latter two there just is no proof that they also existed in matter but in the end that is not so important as what really counts is what the principle stands for as you explain above. So no problem there.

I also believe that Jesus was a historical person. The name Jesus is Jeshua in Hebrew and apart from a name jeshua is also a word which means help, rescue, salvation.

In fact when the Israelites and Moses had reached the Red Sea and they noticed that the pharaoh came chasing after them Moses said to the people (Exodus 14:13) : Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today .. In the Torah it says jeshua here.

I see the pharaoh as the ego in the phase that it has total control. And God sends help, rescue and salvation all in one by bringing the waters (emotion, ego) to a standstill for a while (they stand up like a rock) so Israel (man) can escape and the pharaoh (total control) will be terminated. The Bible goes on to say: for the Egyptians (forces of ego) whom you have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. This implies that the ego will never be so much in control any more, but during they journey to the promised land through the desert, the ’40’ (mem, majim, water = ego) years they will have to learn to get control over and crucify their ego with the help God promised.
(As you know, there are several instances during the journey through the desert that from a rock water starts to flow which is kind of the reverse situation).

As far as the quote from the Gospel of Thomas is concerned, I believe that this does not really deny a resurrection from the physical body so much as the principle that if you do not achieve the resurrection before you die, then there will be nothing to be gained after you die either. I think it is more important to stress this resurrection on the cross than to fight over a resurrection after death as some people do. I am afraid that if you (not you personally of course) put the emphasis on that, many people will not be prepared or even able to listen to what you have to say about the importance of the resurrection before death.

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Joshua Tilghman May 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Anny, sorry if I confused you with the writings you quoted above. I simply meant that the ark’s dimensions with important before they became known as the dimensions for the Ark of the Covenant. In other words, when they were written in the Bible, it wasn’t the first time they were used.

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Thomas S December 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

With all love and humility, the connection between Jesus’ words, the Psalmist and the pyramid cannot be taken seriously. As much as I enjoy the pyramids and Egyptology, they are the timeless, ultimate symbols of human ego and death by ego. In a way, they can be seen as symbolic of anti-Christ. Marrying the occult with Christianity isn’t a better version of Christianity. I’m familiar with that path.

For the Egyptians and most of Christendom today, god was and is external to ourselves. A god needs monuments, cathedrals and brick and mortar meeting places. Access to a god or gods was available only through the priestly class in ancient times and the church in modern times. Ego-centric, culture-driven religions are the ‘world’ from which Jesus Christ came to set us free. We both agree he was a historical person.

The arrival of Jesus Christ as god and man in space and time is the single, most radical event in human history. For the first time true God as Spirit was made known and accessible to all without the mediation of priests and mystics. Jesus came at an appointed time in history to reveal the true Father and true Spirit, up until that time unknown to the ‘world.’ (John 14:17) “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth” (John 17:3).

Salvation was made known to us as a genuine experience of God as Spirit in the here and now, not some future time after death. For the first time it was said “the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). As the Word, Christ is life, light and truth as written in the Fourth Gospel (John 1). The letters of the apostle Paul tell us the prize for every believer is the mystery of “Christ in you” (Colossians 1:27).

Is this union “in Christ” a kind of mysticism or mystical experience akin to occult or Eastern religious practice? No. Mysticism is literal understanding in different clothing and stops short of being “in Christ.” It is more radical than that. It goes beyond ‘mystical’ union. In Christ there is a new creation, a new structure, a new paradigm in the time-space continuum and in the heavens. In Christ, all things are new (2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 1:17).

Our ego tries to make things complicated to hinder our spiritual maturation. The ego is very crafty. It hides in sheep’s clothing. We like a good mystery. Some like rituals. To each his own. But it’s really very simple. Humble yourself, surrender your ego, and invite Christ into your life. Invite Christ to take over your life. Become a new being. The Holy Spirit will guide you from there (John 14:26).

Peace!

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Joshua Tilghman December 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thomas,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You are right, we do become a new creature in Christ, but it is by the renewing of the mind. God is the universal mind. Remember that Jesus said the kingdom of God does not come by observation, its within you. The only way this scripture can be understood is through the conscious experience itself. There is more depth within than there ever could be without.

Respectfully, Josh

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Thomas S December 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Thanks Josh. I think we share common ground. I didn’t intend to take anything away from your excellent point regarding ‘mystical union.’ As the only-begotten of God the Father (John 3:16), the Son (Christ) is said to be ‘Mind and Truth’ (Valentinus 2nd century theologian). The Son and Father are con-substantial, for God is One (Hebrew scripture, Quran, Plato). So it follows that God is ‘Mind ’. Human beings connect with God through the corruptible conscious mind in union with and subordinated by the incorruptible subconscious ‘Mind’ of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:54; The Thunder, Perfect Mind Nag Hammadi library).

In the Gnostic gospels there is a tradition that Jesus taught that we can know or experience God through the Mind. Christ is the Mind of God within us. The apostle Paul teaches that we understand the deeper mysteries when we have the’ Mind of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 2:16). This is the “Christ in you” Paul teaches about (Colossians 1:27). This is the mystery of which Paul writes in Ephesians Chapter 3. An excellent book on this subject is The Mystery of Christ in You: The Mystical Vision of Saint Paul by George A. Maloney. It is available from Amazon.com.

Understanding the true meaning of all scripture is possible when the “two become one” (Gospel of Thomas saying 22, and other Gnostic gospels), that is, when the mind we develop over time as children in the flesh (ego) becomes subordinate to the spiritual Mind we receive when we are reborn of the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught Nicodemus in secret that we must be “born again,” or alternatively translated as “born from above” (John 3:7). It brings to mind the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus in the form of a dove at his baptism.

The Mind of Christ, God’s Mind, is of the heavenly plane or fullness. It is in contrast to the ego-centric, occult ‘universal mind’, or ‘universal consciousness’, which is bound and limited to the cosmic plane. This is the domain of the demiurge and anti-Christ.
Peace!
Thomas

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Joshua Tilghman December 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

Thanks Thomas,

Excellent points.

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Taj March 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Bro I think the bible was meant to be taken both ways but the majority only see the literal way. There is a kingdom within and above us.

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Joshua Tilghman January 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Taj,

The literal interpretation serves a purpose. The mind needs the natural to understand the spiritual. But in my opinion this doesn’t mean that the Bible is literal history.

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Stevie March 24, 2014 at 5:28 am

Hi Joshua

I have visiting this site regularly now as I have never been satisfied with a literal interpretation of every bible story. Keep up the excellent work !

This however does cause me to ponder what stories are literal and what are not. To discuss every story would take several books worth of information so I will keep my question to story of the gospels. Please can you clarify for me your position on these most important works?

Are the gospels historical or not ? I suppose what I am trying to say is did Jesus Christ of the gospels really walk the earth in the flesh and preach his message. I know the ramifications of this question are huge so if you would like please email me with your view on this.

Many thanks.

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rahel April 27, 2014 at 1:11 am

Good read to add to what I already know thanks. For info

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Joshua Tilghman May 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

No prob, Rahel.

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moses July 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Hi Joshua
The above post by Rogan on his believe in the existence of demonic beings has fascinated me and i beg to comment on the same.You have contended that there is no such thing as Satan and that what there is merely ego.The account of Luke 8 verse 29-33 talks of how Jesus had cast out demons out of a man who had been tormented for a long time.Reading through this verses, what do you make of this?Is this symbolic or literal?. If it is the former where is the Bible literal and where is it esoteric?
I have followed much of your esoteric interpretation of the Bible and i must say that you honestly are doing a wonderfully commendable job. However there are certain areas where you either need to do more research or you yourself need to have more awakening to be able to correctly interpret them.Kindly interpret for me the story of the mad man and the heard of pigs above and how you would account for witchcraft like Rogan has written. I request you reply me on this blog so many other people can benefit and or comment.
Thanks so much and be blessed

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Joshua Tilghman January 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Moses,

Thank for your words of encouragement. I do appreciate it. I also except your words about doing more research in some areas. It is true, I have much to learn.

Also, sorry for the late reply. I get e-mails when someone comments on the blog, but sometimes they slip through, especially if I get a lot of comments in one day. I regret that I missed yours.

Before I reply directly to your comment, have you read my post on Jesus and the Teaching of the Seven unclean spirits? In case not, you can find it here:

http://www.spiritofthescripture.com/id2173-jesus-and-the-teaching-of-the-seven-unclean-spirits-2.html

Now to briefly and more directly answer your question:

Pigs or swine in the Bible represent the desire-mind / nature which seek fulfillment through matter and earthly things as opposed to spiritual things. When Jesus cast out the swine it represents the evolution of the man’s soul. Of course this is a very brief and simplistic explanation, and you have gotten me to put a post specifically on this subject on my list of articles to write. I will address this one in the future more in depth.

As far as witchcraft goes, I do believe spirit entities can influence the natural world. Can people be possessed by such entities. I do believe it’s possible if they open themselves up to it. The mind can always be influenced. But the symbols in the Bible and what they represent with Jesus and even in the Old Testament are clear. They are about grave error and blockage of spiritual evolution based on the ego and lower self.

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dee November 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Does all of this esoteric information still explain this present evil world to you. Imagine the esoteric being part background information for the creation of the material universe. Most people don’t think about these deep things at all.God has agrand plan for this material universe. A necessary step in this play you are living in is humility and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I started looking around me years ago and saw a world which was falling apart, declining morals, wars, corruption and I knew it couldn’t last long so I prayed for truth and the literal interpretation of the bible filled me. I read the old testament and saw how the Israelites were constantly taken into captivity for not obeying God, then for awhile they would be humbled but then right back into trouble. I felt the reality of the story and then the new testament I felt the beauty and sacrifice and every character in the whole bible came alive. The esoteric was in my mind but the reality of the story and where we are now in the 6000 years from the first adam to the 2nd adam, Jesus Christ when he returns was upon us. I prayed to understand and was lead to a church that taught prophecy and God’s story for man and I have been filled with great anticipation and excitement since. Can’t you feel the changes in the society and the world around you. The Philadelphia Church of God has a book by Herbert Armstrong called the Mystery of the Ages and much about prophecy and it is happening. But only the spirit of god can reveal truth to someone and they have to be humble and willing to accept it. Do you really know anyone who even if they understand all the esoteric have left the material universe and become one with God ontheir own.

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Joshua Tilghman December 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Dee,

Thanks again for commenting. I would also ask you do know anyone who has died trusting in the literal interpretation and has left the universe to become one with God? While I have never spoken to anyone personally who has accomplished this, I have come to believe through the words that they have written or spoke that this is indeed possible, simply because part of their life experiences, feelings, emotions, etc., have agreed with what I felt and thought as well. Honestly, I believe it is possible for anyone with any religious background to be able to accomplish this, once they realize their own ego.

And yes, esoteric information does explain evil to me, better than a literal interpretation ever could. In Isaiah the writer states that God created both light and dark, good and evil. Evil is present in the world because it is the natural development of the ego, which must be transcended through many different levels in order to accomplish good. Literal beliefs don’t mandate good deeds, a pure heart does.

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moses January 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Joshua,
I still continue to read this blog which i find extremely awakening and informative. However i still await reaction and or comments on the observation raised on my post of July 17th 2014.
I would appreciate comments from any readers of this blog.
Blessings to all.

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Samual April 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Hi Josh Awesome blog , The pyramids have amazed me and which attracted me to train as Isis Mystery School looking for the truth .

The Giza pyramids were built when the Fall of Atlantis/Lermania started when earth was in the higher dimensions ,13,000 yrs ago man step into the dark ages and now we are returning to the Golden age permently.

The pyramids are healing temples which the high priest’s from atlantis used after the Fall , the high priest were higher dimensnal beings from the pleadies system which carry the golden ones dna that Adam and Eve have .

God works in mysteries ways
Sam

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Sandy May 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Hi Joshua
I kinda stumbled upon your post when looking for multi dimensional travelling something I’ve been experiencing of late ‘ but your site caught my eye and I began to read and read some more ….. What you have put together I am going to bluntly state I am experiencing.
Your thoughts on the pyramids I have seen in trance state floating in mid air with a bright light spinning above as the capstone ‘ the light is blinding it is so bright. I also have seen other things that are very accurate to what you have written, and more.
Love,light and sparkles Sandy

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Sandy May 6, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Hi Joshua
Sandy again” I read some of the above comments and all I can say is your intuitively on the right path with your perception of things ‘ 2years ago I had what I can only describe as an intense kundalini awakening.it affected me physically energetically and on a soul level it’s hard to describe ‘ but it was truly a death and a rebirth. It’s a long story but the third eye it’s for real it’s not just a analogy once awakened it’s a wake and I saw mine open ‘ scared the crap out of me at first as I did not know what I was seeing and experiencing at the time. Those spirals u see on ancient glyphs and circles they’re like portals, gateways within u to travel interdimesinally ” honestly I know there are others experienceing what I am wish I could sit down and have a good chat with them ! Lol . I feel like a pioneer in unchartered territory and it’s exhilarating am I scared not so much I felt the light and know I’m protected as long as I hold love within my being.

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Joshua Tilghman July 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Sandy,

Thanks so much for the comment. I completely agree with you. When we view the temple as it is described from the Bible, even from an intellectual level, the point is clear. How much more so to experience it.

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Austin July 28, 2015 at 2:29 am

Hi just one quick comment, u preach that God is just within us & that we can find all the answers within, we I agree & disagree at the same time u hav discovered a half truth! Yes god can be found in us that is y we hav spirit & that is our feminine connection to God the all spirit who is the masculine aspect! Satan too is the ego yes but is also an external being & evil entity, remember anything that is internal is also external! The creation account in genesis too is also very literal & very esoteric, if u hav read it in Hebrew it states that the word “days” actually denotes a period of time not specifically 24hr but could also mean an era/epoch thus the creation account can work for the literal time periods, also take into account creation follows the pattern of sacred geometry which is the blueprint of consciousness!! I would encourage u to look deeper into the literal masculine side also not just the esoteric I believe both have there knowledge to share!! We all hav much to learn & if u wish to teach ppl the message in the bible u must agree & hav a full understanding of the scriptures from both sides, then the serenity of the Spirit will flow freely from u! Love & peace! Namaste

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Joshua Tilghman December 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Austin,

Yes, the truth is both internal and external. I have said so many times on this blog that that the physical and spiritual are two different sides of the same coin. However this can be true without the Biblical accounts being literal. I believe they are allegorical, but the allegorical truth reveals a physical truth for us, not the actual characters taught about in scripture.

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Dan Carman November 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

sounds like you have read the Edgar Cayce Readings. You are closer than you think to the truth.

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Joshua Tilghman December 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Dan, I have some about Cayce. Interesting and strange man.

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Jason Blake March 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

Hello Joshua,

Jesus was really called Joshua as you probably figured out a long time ago!! I have arrived at the same thoughts and spiritual intuition as you have. We are stones of the living temple being awakened by the spirit of truth. That is why generally awakened beings are generally Virgins of the Woman (mans main stream doctrinal Churches). We are talking here supernatural humans VS natural humans. Many will be awakened into thinking like Christ would have on earth today. It is also interesting that later versions of the fallible man printed word Bible removed the word ‘head’ from Matt 21:42, so Satan must have cottoned on to the link with the Great Pyramid.

It is very hard to walk the lonely path of truth in this World that is ruled by mans disconnected Ego mind. So many people have invested in belief, philosophy, science and very little in truth & wisdom. However, this is the lesson that mankind is learning. Our so called accelerated technological achievements have blinded people to wisdom & truth. Technology is daily raising more issues than it is solving. Religions were originally spiritual, but have subsequently been politicised an tampered with for power and control purposes by the fearful controllers of the World, who manifest a stream of fear & lack amongst the populations, hence the result is the Wor(l)d we experience today.

Thanks for your spirit induced wisdom in your Words. I feel they confer with what my higher self is trying to communicate to me from behind the veil!!

Jason

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