Many readers of SOS may remember a book called The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin. It was first published in 1997 and remained on the New York Times best seller list for months. I was recently sent a copy of this book by a friend, and we had a brief discussion on its relevance to Biblical interpretation. [Read more…] about The Bible Code Controversy
Spirit and Soul
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
Western religion has a terribly inaccurate and limited view of the body, soul, and spirit. Such a view has led to the church’s failure to properly portray and instruct how we advance in the kingdom of God. Jesus plainly stated God’s kingdom was within us (Luke: 17:21), and Paul teaches us that God dwells within us. We are His temple. Thus both God and His kingdom are found within us, and are both one harmonious relationship.
But what does this mean. It’s easy to quote scripture and say that God and His kingdom are in us, but how are we to really grasp this concept.
Breaking down the esoteric meaning of the Tetragrammaton can help. [Read more…] about The Esoteric Meaning of the Tetragrammaton
In parts 1 and 2 of this series we concluded that Paul’s own words from Galatians do not agree with the historical timeline of Acts. We also examined Massey’s reasoning for stating that Paul’s gospel had nothing to do with the literal, historical Christ of orthodoxy, but was rather the gospel of the mythical Christ birthed within through direct experience. We analyzed internal evidence from Galatians that seems to support this theory.
In part 2 of this series I also hinted [Read more…] about What is the Symbolic Nature of Paul and His Christ: Part 3
Ancient Alchemists taught that we must turn the moon into the sun. By moon, they meant our souls, and by sun, they meant the Christ. In other words, our souls must come to express the radiant Christ nature. This is what Paul meant when he said he travailed in birth until Christ be formed in you. We are to become a Christ, or anointed one, literally!
Thousands of years ago [Read more…] about Turning the Moon into the Sun
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
As promised, I am going to address Caroline Myss’s discussion on the seven chakras and the seven sacraments of the church. But first I want to provide some Biblical material on spirit, or what Myss also refers to as Divine energy and consciousness. Doing so will add much more depth to Myss’s work from a Biblical perspective, perhaps even bridging some gaps between esoteric and exoteric understanding. I have decided to address the material in a two-part series. In part one we’ll discuss the Biblical term “spirit,” how it relates to God and man, and the necessity of learning to see Biblical teachings through their greater esoteric interpretation. [Read more…] about Worshiping God in Spirit
One of the hardest stories in the Bible to swallow, especially for mothers, is when God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. The whole idea of God asking Abraham to kill his most beloved son conjures up all kinds of monstrous thoughts about a being that is supposed to be the very essence of love. I recently received an e-mail from a reader about an article written by James Goodman in the Huffington Post, entitled, The Five Most Terrifying Words in the Bible. The title comes [Read more…] about Why Did God Ask Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?
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
If you’ve ever had a near death experience (NDE) or tried astral projection, you may have seen the silver cord. The silver cord is often referred to as the “life thread” because it supplies energy to the physical body. If the silver cord is severed, the physical body can no longer be sustained and dies.
I had a conversation last week with a Christian about the silver cord. [Read more…] about The Silver Cord
We have already discussed (in part 2 of this series) how Job’s three friends represent the mental, astral, and physical bodies. These natures are seamlessly integrated with our soul and they all play a part in the evolutionary development of our consciousness, from the lower to the higher mind. Without these bodies, the self would not be able to evolve [Read more…] about Job’s Ending Much Better Than His Beginning: An Esoteric Lesson for Humanity