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?
I have visited the topic of reincarnation on this blog a few times before. I thought it would be a good time to revisit the topic because it’s so important to realize it’s relevance if you truly wish to ever understand the bigger picture of most ancient scriptures, especially the Bible. Hopefully it will stimulate some good discussion in the comment section.
This post will be a little different. Instead of talking about all the scriptures that support reincarnation, we are going to focus on two from Job and Ecclesiastics. [Read more…] about Another Look at Reincarnation Using Job 1:21
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 tell when the land became dry, the performance of sacrificial rites after landing, and so on, were all alike. The moral of the stories differ, of course. Noah and his family learn about God’s grace amidst judgment, whereas Gilgamesh learns humility in light of man’s earthly mortality. [Read more…] about On the Sacred Path with Gilgamesh and Enkidu
What kind of title is that? The answer to the title lies with the Sun. As I’m sure you have already guessed it has something to do with Christmas as well. From my last post I mentioned that the “mas” from Christmas is from the Egyptian “mes” which means birth so Christmas is the Christ Birth and “messiah” is the New Born god – us. From another post I mentioned that Gnosis is Enlightenment, Spiritual Transformation, and Christ Consciousness. But how do all 3 (Sun, Christmas and Gnosis) fit together? One of the ways is through the Zodiac and is the story of the journey of our soul. There is a MP3 by Stephan Hoeller about this journey named “The Hymn of the Pearl” which I highly recommend. Can you guess what the Pearl is? In my view his version is very beautiful. There might be 1 or 2 things I don’t agree with but not everybody agrees with me either so just take what you want from any source and assemble the puzzle the best you can. That’s the whole point, have fun and explore. [Read more…] about Merry Gnosis
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
The Apostles (representing our inner seeking mechanism) went to Jesus (representing the process to Christ consciousness) and said: “Master, teach us how to pray.”
Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when he states that the unclean spirit who leaves a man comes back with seven others more wicked than the first? The early church and Hollywood have given us wrong impressions about unclean spirits. Also known as demons, these entities aren’t the intelligent, self-conscious beings that go around looking for people to possess. Let’s review verses 24-26 in the eleventh chapter of Luke’s gospel and then we’ll dig into the nature of unclean spirits and find out what Jesus was really talking about.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out [Read more…] about Jesus and the Teaching of the Seven Unclean Spirits
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:25).
It seems a little counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Why would you need to hate your life in order to gain eternal life? After all, we are all here [Read more…] about Why Did Jesus Say To Hate Our Life?
It’s been claimed that there are some amazing connections between Biblical stories and ancient Chinese writing. For example, many Christian websites proclaim that around seven hundred years before the Hebrew of the Old Testament was in use, an individual Chinese character that means “boat” seems to reveal the story of Noah and the Great Flood. Some Christians go so far as to argue that it proves the world-wide flood in Genesis literally happened. The argument is based on the following: [Read more…] about The Esoteric Meaning of the Ark of Noah and the Bigger Picture of the Flood Myth
The “great and terrible day of the Lord” is a very misunderstood event. Sometimes called the “the day of Jesus Christ” and usually associated with the Great Tribulation, many believe it will be the end of our current world system because God will judge the wicked with great devastation before Christ reigns for a thousand years. One website in the top three spots on Google’s SERPS states that the day of the Lord will begin with the rapture, continue with a seven-year tribulation and thousand-year reign of Christ, and finally end with a new heaven and a new earth. That pretty much sums up most of the sermons on this subject.
Fortunately, this is not the Biblical meaning of the great and terrible day of the Lord. [Read more…] about The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord
From the first Adam containing the fallen lower nature, to the second Adam (Christ) containing the risen higher nature, the Biblical stories explain the development of consciousness from the lower ego to the maturation of the spiritual ego. This is the main key to unlocking all of the Bible’s deeper mysteries.
With that being said, let’s jump into the topic of the lower and higher self. Although this information comes from esoteric material outside of the Bible, by the end of this post you should be able to see that the higher and lower self are certainly Biblical concepts. [Read more…] about The Higher and Lower Self
The word “Gilgal” appears in the Old Testament about 40 times. It’s most prevalent in the book of Joshua. When the Biblical narratives are read literally, the term designates a specific place in Palestine; it was at Gilgal that Joshua pitched the famous 12 stones drawn from the river Jordan. [Read more…] about Gilgal: More Scriptural Evidence for Reincarnation
One of the most serious and jolting verses in the Bible is Matthew 12:32. In that verse Jesus speaks about blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, also known as the “unpardonable sin.” I have seen this scripture strike terror in the hearts of many Christians. I don’t blame them because this scripture used to scare me too. Let’s review it together:
“…whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” [Read more…] about What is the Unpardonable Sin?