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
Kundalini and the Bible
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
As beautiful as the Lord’s Supper ritual is, apart from a few ceremonial words and bowing of heads at Mass, there isn’t a non-ceremonial equivalent of this life-changing event at the everyday practical level. The application of Psalm 23, I feel, is the nearest opportunity to participate in something as a means of growing Christ dynamism, cosmic understanding, and greater spiritual abundance in our daily lives, from work or home.
Psalm 23 translation follows later in this article.
Mainly referred to as the Last Supper, this most solemn event in most formal religions is about receiving the blessed Eucharist, thereby celebrating Christ-empowerment, which I totally respect. But, for the purpose of this article, the latter title of the Lord’s Supper is the one being referred to. [Read more…] about The Lord’s Supper and Psalm 23 Translation
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?” [Read more…] about “Who Do You Say That I am?” — Matthew 16: 13-17 –Part I
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 today are living their soul-potential unconsciously, as conscious ignorance or inverted bliss. [Read more…] about Clearing The Way to Christ-Consciousness
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?
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 met God face to face at Peniel because the text is alluding to the mystical experience of activating the pineal gland through kundalini. The pineal gland is sensitive to this subtle yet powerful energy that science cannot yet measure. [Read more…] about Jacob, Leah, Higher Consciousness, DMT, and the Pineal Gland
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
The Apostles (representing our inner seeking mechanism) went to Jesus (representing the process to Christ consciousness) and said: “Master, teach us how to pray.”
In a comment on one of Joshua’s posts, Brian wrote something that gave me sudden insight into what is probably the most important symbol used in the Bible. It is a symbol that is hidden in plain sight: the Hebrew alphabet itself. He wrote:
“As a form of symbolic cipher, language can be amazingly efficient. In English, 26 letters combined into a few thousand words plus a few grammatical rules allow us to share a virtual infinity of ideas and subjective experiences. Unfortunately, the coding/decoding algorithms in language are yet to become as precise as in mathematics.” [Read more…] about Hidden Symbols and Patterns in the Bible: Part One
Today I am going to take you on a literal and symbolic journey covering over half of the Bible. I am going to show you how this journey is included in just the first chapter of the New Testament, Jesus’ birth record. We’ll start with Matthew 1:1. It reads:
“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matt. 1:1).
It is a register of births, which is mostly skipped over in church; at least, I cannot remember ever having heard it read during a church service. I suppose most people read it through privately, but did you ever see the significance of it? I certainly did not. At least not until I began to dig deeper. [Read more…] about The Generation of the Christ
In our last post we learned that Jesus taught God is spirit, and it is through spirit, or consciousness, that we truly worship and draw near to God. Worshipping God through the human spirit means conscious choice and action. As we choose to live consciously, consciousness will be elevated, and an elevation in consciousness is direct evidence of worshiping God.
In today’s post we will address Caroline Myss’s belief that there is a correlation, symbolically, between the meaning of the seven sacraments of the church and our seven chakras. [Read more…] about The Seven Sacraments: How They Relate to our Chakras and Higher Consciousness
The Bible is not a book about history, even though there is history in the Bible. Archaeological excavations are made on the basis of information found in the Bible, and ruins are discovered that confirm the expectations. The Bible makes use of this history, however, as a means to explain the process of Man’s involution/descent into the material world, his stay there, and his evolution and ascension out of it again.The same story is told over and over [Read more…] about The Inner Beauty of the Bible Stories: The Soul’s Journey Beneath the Literal Interpretation