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
Creation and the Bible
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 with? [Read more…] about Are There Really Codes in the Bible?
During the period of October 2013 – January 2014, I wrote a series of articles for SOS, mostly about the esoteric interpretation of Bible texts, based on Hebrew numerology. In at least five of these articles this theme of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the serpent was examined, each following article building on the findings of the previous ones. [Read more…] about The Tree of Judgement?
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, but told in the style and traditions of their own rich and unique culture. [Read more…] about The Flood: Biblical vs. Mesopotamian Narratives
We all know what happens to water dropped from a significant height. It quickly starts to break up or fragment and the further it falls the more it fragments. That’s the way I understand what it is that we do when we, as Light/Consciousness/Being, descend/project downward from The Source and I believe the following to be, for the most part, true.
This fragmenting of Consciousness/Light occurs in a downward projection through the Dimensions. This is yet an even greater example of As Above, So Below. Here are the Dimensions mapped out according to the Planes of Existence and the human body:
11th Dimension – Christ Plane. Top of head. [Read more…] about Fragmentation and Ascension
Illustration Left: The Dove, symbolic of the Holy Spirit, approaches the Grail to be Baptized. Note the three Holy Colours: Blue (Heaven), Scarlet (Sacrifice), and Purple (Royalty).
The 7-Day Creation has been a source of great confusion over the years. Some believe it to describe a literal week in which God created all things, but this interpretation appears quite irreconcilable with reality: for instance, plants cannot survive without light, yet we read that they were created before the Sun. Readers of a more progressive nature take it to mean Ages – God created all in Seven Ages, thousands of years, etc. This is likely done in response to the past 200yrs of scientific discovery, but also finds support in Scripture where we read that To God each day is like a thousand years, a thousand years like a day. But is this what was intended? [Read more…] about Part V: Section Two: The 7-Day Creation, The Flood, and The Birth of Christ
I would like to apologize for the length of Part IV, I had not realized it was so long. This is why I’ve broken up the final two parts into further divisions, so that it’s easier to absorb and follow along. I would also like to state beforehand that, though much of what follows may possess some explanatory power, this does not mean that it is any more or less valid than the innumerable other paradigms. Many have alleged that anywhere from 7 to 60 equally correct interpretations exist.
The Celestial Garden and the Pillars of Paradise [Read more…] about Part V: The Cosmic Christ, Temptation and Celestial Archetypes
Returning again to the numbers of the first segment, from a cosmological standpoint the correspondence between seven and thirteen makes perfect sense: the 7-day Creation corresponds to the 7 Classical Planets, and Aries (the Ram) could be viewed as either the 1st or the 13th Zodiac. Certain signs will be explored in great detail in a later installment.
The seven days of the week in English and other languages have been named for each of the seven ‘planets’ of antiquity [from Gr. “planetese,” wanderer], and are also named for characters of Classical Myth. [Read more…] about Part III: Creation: Saturn, The Cube, The Sabbath Day and The Blackening
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
This sentence, in it’s original Hebrew, has a standard gematria value of 2,701: It is the 73rd triangular and the 37th hexagonal number. It only has two factors, 37 and 73 (the two values of Wisdom seen in Part I). It is 7 words long and consists of 28 letters. 28 is the 7th triangle and the 3rd hexagon (a miniature of the gematria figurates). The first word is 6 letters. 6 is the first perfect number (1+2+3=6), while 28 is the second perfect number (1+2+4+7+14=28). [Read more…] about Part Two: 37, 137 and the Genesis of Light
The use of ciphers and subtle allusions in mysticism, philosophy, literature and religion, though generally ignored or unknown in modernity (by and large), are indeed well-established practices (such as the three literary practices in Qabalah, all of which involve some form of cryptography: transpositioning; substitution; skip-codes; re-arrangements of text into columns, as with the 72 Names of God; interpretation as number; etc).
“Ciphers are hidden in the most subtle manner: they may be concealed in the watermark of the paper upon which a book is printed…bound into the covers of ancient books…hidden under imperfect pagination; they may be extracted from the first letters of words or the first words of sentences; they may be artfully concealed in mathematical equations or in apparently unintelligible characters…they may be word ciphers, letter ciphers…they may be discovered in the elaborately illuminated initial letters of early books or they may be revealed by a process of counting words or letters.” – Manly Palmer Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 491. [Read more…] about Part One: Introduction: 37, 73, 137 and Qabalah
In Merry Gnosis I talked of the Journey of the Soul as the big one and it is – for the soul. But there is a larger journey we are all undertaking, a much larger journey. We’ll call this the Journey of Being. Here we view this journey on a dimensional basis.
Sacred Geometry comes into play here. The term Sacred Geometry was used by the ancients to describe geometric patterns found throughout nature, such as the hexagonal cubes of the bees’ honeycomb, the interior design of the daisy and sunflower and much more. The 5 Platonic Solids are geometric patterns and represent the invisible matter which visible matter ( elements ) are built from. Lower conscious mind and the soul come from this invisible matter as well. So we’ll start at the bottom, zero point. [Read more…] about The Journey of Being
The word Pentagram we all know to be a star. It derives from the word Pentagrammaton. We also know penta means 5. But what about the “gram” part? In the word “tetragrammaton” the tetra portion is a combining form of 4 and tetragrammaton itself means 4 letters, YHWH, the Spirit, Mental, Astral and Physical Planes of existence. YHWH is Yahweh from the Spirit Plane downward and HWH ( trigrammaton ) is Jehovah from the Mental Plane downward, the “leader” of the lower conscious minds’ 7 powers or Elohim just as Zeus represents the same within the Demiurge for the Greeks and the Big Angel Yaldabaoth does for the Gnostics. But there’s that “gram” portion again. We know the word gram to be a measure of weight or volume, could that be the answer? [Read more…] about The Pentagrammaton
Have you ever seen a tree growing downward? If you’re familiar with Kabbalism then you have. This is probably common knowledge but yes, it’s the Tree of Life. It grows downward from The Source toward matter with the brain as it’s’ roots and the spine as the tree. Of course the opposite of this is that same tree growing up from matter toward The Source with the brain now being the branches/leaves. But the leaves haven’t blossomed – yet.
This is the meaning of the Creation of Adam painting with Adam and God reaching out to one another. It is also the bands of the Zodiac. The outer band, called the Great Platonic Year, is our Solar Systems’ orbit with the Sirius Star System. [Read more…] about Hanging around, upside down