Today’s blog post will be the first of a two-part series dealing with Solomon’s Temple. If you have been keeping up with the posts on this site, then you already know that an esoteric reading of the Bible reveals that the majority of temples, stories, and parables are about the mind and body. Solomon’s temple is one of the greatest Old Testament symbols revealing this concept, and when interpreted as such, Solomon’s temple becomes such a blessing to the spiritual seeker. By focusing on its historical and literal implications, mainstream Christianity has missed the true spiritual blessings of this timeless symbol. [Read more…] about The Esoteric Meaning of Solomon’s Temple
Archives for July 2012
There is an interesting scripture in Matthew chapter 21 that contains a wonderful mystery about the Great Pyramid, the Christ within, and you! The revelation of this mystery is quite empowering to the soul. Sadly, this revelation remains elusive to the religiously-minded individual who places their trust in man-made doctrine instead of listening to the still small voice within, which is where we are told that truth comes from by the author of 1Kings 19:12 and Jesus in Luke 17:21. [Read more…] about The Pyramid of Giza, the Christ Within, and You!
Have you ever wondered why Moses had to “lift up” the bronze snake in the wilderness in order for the Israelites to be healed? This is perhaps one of the most puzzling scriptures in the entire Bible. Pastors and Bible study teachers alike have been stumped as to why it is there, and it seems that traditional Christianity has no proper explanation. Is there one? Yes, but the answer lies beyond the literal interpretation, and it contains a wonderful spiritual truth! [Read more…] about Moses, the Bronze Serpent, and Bible Kundalini
Almost everyone knows the story of the Prodigal Son. Traditionally, this story has been used to illustrate the hopeless plight of man and his subsequent need for repentance and salvation. This exoteric (literal / outer) interpretation is comforting, but it pales in comparison with the scope and breadth of the esoteric (inner) interpretation. Let’s dissect the story to better understand your reason for being here, what you can look forward to, and the direction you need to take in order to arrive! And yes, all that wonderful information is packed in the simple yet brilliant parable of the Prodigal Son. [Read more…] about The Prodigal Son: An Esoteric Understanding of Ascension
For hundreds of years Sunday schools all over the country have taught children the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale. But the deeper meaning beyond the literal story takes us beyond a man who was swallowed by a big fish; in its esoteric sense, the story is about the human condition and the initiation process into Christ consciousness that we are all destined to go through. And while the literal viewpoint gives us the impression that Nineveh is being presented with an important opportunity, the real opportunity is for Jonah, and as you’ll see, Jonah experiences an initiation process and subsequent rebirth from his lower nature to his higher nature. [Read more…] about Jonah, the Whale, and Higher Consciousness
Did God really create evil? This is the question I want to address in today’s post. It is a question that has plagued mankind since the beginning of our journey, and since it’s not going away anytime soon, I think it’s an honest question that deserves quite a bit of pondering.
The Bible emphatically states that God created evil.
“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things” (Isaiah 45:7).
But what did the Biblical author mean by “evil?” I must caution you: there’s a lot more depth and breadth to this concept and verse than first meets the pondering mind. [Read more…] about Did God Really Create Good and Evil?
The Apostle Paul has come to us through history as the fierce Pharisee turned Christian. But what does this mean, exactly? We all understand the attitude of the Pharisee which Jesus confronted: that is, the Pharisee was someone who dictated to others what they had to do to please God. But the ultimate paradox is that many Christians have embraced this mindset which Paul turned away from.
To truly understand what I mean, we must ask ourselves, what was Paul’s version of Christianity?
For myself, I am positive that Paul’s version of Christianity would resemble the essence of Christian mysticism. How can I make such a statement? Paul’s own words tell us this, and in today’s post we’re going to discuss a few verses from Romans chapter 2 that reflect this sentiment. [Read more…] about The Apostle Paul, Christian Mysticism, and Meditation
Today I have a special revelation for all my blog readers. In our last article, we discussed why the author of Hebrews encourages Christians to leave the doctrines of Christ (exoteric or outer teachings) and go on to maturity realizing the inner (esoteric) teachings of Christ. We also stated that when a Christian reaches this level of maturity, it is more important to realize what Jesus represents instead of focusing on who he was. Ultimately, the author of Hebrews wanted to teach his disciples a much more advanced set of teachings that were not anchored to the literal interpretation of the Biblical text. In today’s blog post I am going to focus on what Jesus should represent by going over the story of Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the desert. [Read more…] about Jesus, 40 Days in the Desert, and the Ego
Ever wonder who Jesus was really supposed to be? Today I am going to focus on a few special verses from the book of Hebrews and it is my sincerest hope that these verses will help clear up many misconceptions you may have about Jesus, the human condition, and the true intent and purpose of the Bible.
There are a lot of articles on the net talking about who Jesus was. While this is an important question to ask in the beginning of one’s New Testament journey, there comes a time where a little bit of maturity on our part should prompt a different kind of discussion about Jesus: namely, one that focuses on what Jesus represents. [Read more…] about Why Hebrews Instructs Us to Leave the Doctrines of Christ