Today we’re going to look at the true Biblical meaning of baptism, and were going to use a lot of scriptural stories to prove it that it doesn’t mean dunking your head under water. By the end of it all I’m fairly confident you’ll be a Biblical expert on the subject. This will be a two part series, using the New Testament for the first post and the Old Testament for the second post. [Read more…] about The True Meaning of Baptism
In Genesis chapter fifteen we read about a strange event that occurs between God and Abraham. The mythological imagery stirs the imagination: God appears in great darkness, followed by a smoking furnace and a burning lamp that passes between Abraham’s sacrifice. The true meaning of the symbolism will never be preached from a traditional church pulpit because it deals with the divine physiology of man, and the implications of deep meditation, the ego, and spiritual initiation. So let’s break down this mystical mystery. [Read more…] about Abraham’s Vision of Great Darkness: Kundalini, Meditation and Ego
Today’s topic, the serpent and the messiah, has been addressed on this blog before by Anny, but today I am going to look at it from a few additional angles. I recently had a great discussion about it with a friend. This friend doesn’t agree with esoteric teaching because she is a mainstream Christian, but we greatly respect each other’s views and enjoy a healthy debate from time to time. [Read more…] about The Paradox of the Serpent and the Messiah
This may sound like a strange title but during the early hours of August 21st, 2017, the day of the great Solar Eclipse, which in some channellings is connected with (a phase of) enlightenment, I suddenly realized that that these two words (‘achal tamar’ in Hebrew) lead to exactly that conclusion. They lead to a phase of enlightenment. I realized that these words form the core understanding of the whole biblical message. They are the beginning and the end, and also the totality of the process in between.
For those who have read my previous articles these two words should be familiar words by now. ‘He ate’ is the translation of the Hebrew word ‘achal’, which is also used to show the root of the verb. ‘Achal ’, 1-20-30, means to eat. When we look at it from the point of gematria, Hebrew numerology, it can be read as ‘1–kol’. ‘Kol’ means everything. This word ‘achal’ was once my introduction to gematria. The meaning of this ‘eating’ is to reconnect everything with the one of the Oneness it came from. However, this is only the final phase. When we look at the concept of eating as such, it comprises all of the process. When we eat something, we put it into our mouth, chew it and experience the taste of the food, then we swallow it and the digestion process starts and finally we absorb the nutrients of the food and let go of what does not serve us.
A date is ‘tamar’ in Hebrew, which we can also read as ‘400–mar’. ‘Mar’ means bitter and 400 stands for both slavery/addiction (the 400 years of slavery in Egypt) and the cross as the letter ‘Tav’, which is also the number 400, used to be written as a cross in ancient times. So ‘400-mar’ stands for the bitterness of slavery and addiction and also for the suffering of the cross. It stands for the most intense suffering that is imaginable. When we ‘eat’ this suffering however, when we do not spit it out but experience it consciously and digest it to the full, then we will discover to our surprise that this ‘tamar’ is in fact a date. A fruit that is sweet and nutritious. And by ‘eating’ it we will gain a lot of conscious awareness.
So when we take these two words together and look at what they really mean, we realize that in these two words the whole cycle of our descent into this world of matter, our stay there, and our ascension out of it – the whole process – can be recognized.
We can also apply this image of eating the date to the story of Jesus in the New Testament, which showed us how to follow the procedure. Once we know what it is all about, it is easier to recognize what all the other elements in the biblical stories mean, many of which I have described in my other articles.
We may also be reminded of another story, a story, which proves to be closely connected to this one and with which it all began. It is the story of Genesis 3, in which Man is warned not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil but does it anyway. In verse 6 it says: “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
I just wanted to take some time out of my morning to give you a review on Christine’s new book, The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light. She’s been a good friend of mine over the years. In fact, we sort of connected when I first started this site, and as you all know, her comments have been a source of inspiration for many people who visit the site regularly. [Read more…] about Christine Hoeflich’s New Book
Consider the Bible’s creation: written over a period of 1,500 years and consisting of 66 books, the Bible was written in 3 languages on 3 continents and authored by 40 writers of many different cultures and systems of philosophy. The Bible’s contributors, from all professions in life, were all agreed on one thing: there is a unified field which holds everything together in this universe. The field to which they refer is called the Unified field of consciousness. I believe all these biblical authors were disciplined and committed mediators who knew the secret of transcendence, of coming upon the Unified field of consciousness within, the source of Pure Bliss. [Read more…] about The Harvest is large, but the workers are few: Matthew 9:35-38
There is immense wisdom in that saying. It tells us, first of all, that our opinions cloud our judgment. We certainly can’t trust them. Historically, it has been the opinions of some that have caused much injustice in the world. On just a religious level, consider the Inquisition. But even in our day-to-day lives, can all say that we have unjustly condemned someone because of our opinions. And this is why Jesus tells us, “Judge not, least we be judged. And in the same measure that we judge, it comes back to us.” [Read more…] about What is Truth? What Do the Scriptures say about Truth?
Matthew 14:15-20 informs us that the Apostles went to Jesus and told Him the large crowd which followed Him were hungry: they had no food with them to eat. The Apostles wanted to send them to the towns and villages to buy food (Luke 9:12). The Apostles informed Jesus that a boy there had five barley loaves and two Fish but which was not enough. Jesus told the crowd to sit down on the grass and to bring the loaves and fishes to Him. After blessing them He told the Apostles to distribute the food to the crowd. After all had eaten the Apostles collected the left-over’s which filled twelve baskets. This basically, as we know, is the gist of what is one the Bible’s greatest but least understood allegorical content. [Read more…] about “Bring them to Him” the Five Loaves and Two Fish
Again we live in the time of Advent, during which we are in expectation of the birth of Christ. What does this mean to us? Are we remembering the birth of Jesus Christ who was born 2000 years ago, or are we expecting the birth of the Christ, the awakening of the Christ Consciousness in ourselves? Traditional Christians are totally committed to the first, and many people who left their church and turned to spirituality are convinced of the second. But do we really have to choose? [Read more…] about The Birth of the Christ
Prophecy is a subject that I have never written an article about yet, neither on this blog nor anywhere else. Nor have I thought about it much. At most I addressed it in a few lines in a comment, as a reaction on someone else’s views. It somehow did not speak to me but recently I read a comment on this blog that gave some information about a prophecy of Ezekiel which really gave me food for thought. It also made me realize that there are different kinds of prophecy and wonder what it is all about. Some of these I will address in this article but not all of them as that would go beyond the scope of this article. [Read more…] about Prophecy, what is it?
What is the esoteric meaning of Jesus calming the storm at sea with the disciples? The answer is a very positive message, but you’ll probably never hear it in mainstream Christian teachings. In a nutshell, it deals with what Paul calls, the “Christ in you, your hope of glory.” But what does this mean? We can come to understand what Paul means through the allegory of Jesus calming the storm. [Read more…] about Jesus Calms the Storm: The Inner Christ Arises
In his articles Genesis Chapter 3: The Allegory of the Serpent Ego and Transforming the Serpent Ego Joshua writes again about the meaning of the serpent. He had already done so quite a few times before and also I myself addressed the subject more than once, both in articles and in comments. That shows how important this subject is. Putting all the presented interpretations together, they show the serpent as both negative and positive, [Read more…] about The Serpent and the Cherubim
In the last article, part one of this series, we discussed the opening of Genesis chapter 3. We set the stage for how the Bible explains man’s development on the physical plane. We must remember that it is not a literal account, but a spiritual one.
If you remember from the last post, eyes are a symbol for mental perception. When Eve ate the fruit and then gave it to Adam to eat, it is symbolic of the conscious being born and developed fully functioning on the physical plane. Adam and Eve’s eyes being opened mean that mental perception (consciousness) in man came into being. [Read more…] about Transforming the Serpent Ego