Paul wrote: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV) -- which provoke the questions: How do we look at the unseen? While understanding what is seen? And this reality is presented in the Gospel of Thomas statement "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you". Which provokes the question: How can we see what is hidden when we recognize what is in our sight? Just as important is the findings of the emerging body of modern physicist who portrays the images we see as the facade of a "blemish" or shadow-image of the "outer darkness" or shadow-image in Plato's Cave of illusions. Which means that the physicist has fundamentally confirmed what the mystic has maintained all along. Why? Because we dwell in a divided three-dimensional realm, and what we are perceiving with our very limited earth-bound and generated senses, are aspects of mind that are presented to us in allegorical imagery. That the source of the projected image exists in a twelve-dimensional reality that can't fully manifest in this three-dimensional realm, means that what se perceive with our physical senses is an incomplete allegorical symbol of the unseen and un-manifest source. Which means that only when we begin to understand what we see -- with the allegorical meaning of the form of the imagery -- only then can we begin to "Recognize what is in [our] sight...". And only then can be begin to perceptively-comprehend the higher twelve-dimensional source that appears to our senses what the physicist portrays as a "blemish" within the unseen Ćtheric Field.
If you think you understand the Facts of Life, then I will demonstrate in the following that you are most likely lacking the knowledge of one of the most important Facts are Life that few people understand. Thus one of the most meaningful and paramount questions that has the capacity to cause you to re-evaluate all that you think of life: Are you your physical body? Are you the reflected image that looks back at you in the mirror? Are you really a man or woman? A member of a certain race or culture? Is there a higher purpose to the life you are presently living? Wise men throughout man's history have expressed the need to Know Thyself -- what does this mean? If I am not my True Self, then what am I?
The Findings Of The Physicist: Einstein declared after one discovery, "If it is correct (Quantum Mechanics) it signifies the end of science" (see Marcus du Sautoy, The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science). When physicist Walter Thirring stated in his book, Urbausteine der Materie about the nature and reality of physical matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context. It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field. The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field” -- what he was confirming is that what man sees with his physical eyes, is an image that has been projected into this world of appearances from an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD. In the same way, Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new emerging reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”. In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” What this means is exactly as stated by Einstein when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics). What is being stated is that the primary focus of science where only what was seen with one's physical eyes, has now been rendered inadequate and incomplete -- it being focused totally on observable matter -- because the emerging body of facts and evidence now demonstrates that what we perceive physically, is a projection from an UNSEEN Source where True Reality exists. Which provokes the question: What is being projected? Thus, the statement by astronomer James Jeans: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff” -- both demonstrate the reality that there is nothing but Projected Thought. Which means that you are a thought that is being projected in this world by your True-Self that dwells in the reality of an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD.
Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." And more recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source. The holographic reality says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.” What this means is that what appears to be concrete matter is merely a vibrational frequency of generated-thought that your holographic brain interprets as concrete physical matter. And because the Source that is generating the image is beyond your brains perceptive-spectrum of frequencies, you are unable to perceive the Source of the appearances you are seeing that you erroneously interpret as concrete physical matter. But what this also means is that your physical body is a projected thought from an UNSEEN SOURCE that lies beyond the perception of the holographic frequencies associated with our physical self. Which gives an entirely new meaning to the ancient wisdom to Know Thyself.
If what we see is a projected image from an UNKNOWN SOURCE that is beyond our physical senses to perceive and investigate -- i.e., what the modern physicist portrays as a "blemish" created by the intersecting forces in an UNSEEN Field -- then we must pose the question: What does Higher Reality look like? Until we are able to gaze into, or enter into the Source-Field, we don't know? And so long as we are totally reliant upon our physical senses, we will remain unable to answer this question. What this means is that the true reality of what we see with our physical senses, spans a multi-dimensional reality where the Causal Factors exist in an UNSEEN REALM that projects incomplete and even allegorical images into this physical realm where mankind interacts with these projected images -- the Source of which, exists in an UNSEEN dimension that physicists portray as a (Ćtheric) Field. What this also means is that there exist Unseen Causal Factors and Laws that are the direct Cause of what we perceive with our physical eyes and senses. And just as important is the reality that what we portray as scientific Facts, is not only multi-dimensional, but these facts span an Unseen Reality which both the Source, and man's higher reality, lie beyond our vision and organic natural understanding. So, when we make reference to scientific or physical facts, we must be cognizant of the reality that the True Facts of Life exist in an Unseen Source that is beyond over physical perception and understanding. Which means that so long as we remain unable to gaze into the Unseen Field, we remain totally ignorant of the Causal Factors of the very life we are living -- as well as the Causal Factors in the world about us. And so long as we remain unable to perceive into the Unseen-Field-Source, everything be think we know is merely blind-belief.
What has in modern times been proven by science (see above), is merely confirming what the mystic has stated for thousands of years. The analogy of Plato's Cave (see Plato's Cave ) portrays this realm as a prison where mankind only sees shadow-images projected from an UNSEEN SOURCE upon the wall of the cave. And this analogy of Plato has been verified in the above quotation of Einstein when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality.” What this means is that the ONLY REALITY is in the UNSEEN FIELD, and all the answers and understanding of life must be sought therein. Which provokes the question: How does a person develop the ability to perceive the SOURCE in the FIELD? Quoting from the Wikipedia article: "Like the fire that cast light on the walls of the cave, the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses. Even if these interpretations (or, in Kantian terminology, intuitions) are an absurd misrepresentation of reality, we cannot somehow break free from the bonds of our human condition - we cannot free ourselves from phenomenal state just as the prisoners could not free themselves from their chains. If, however, we were to miraculously escape our bondage, we would find a world that we could not understand - the sun is incomprehensible for someone who has never seen it. In other words, we would encounter another 'realm,' a place incomprehensible because, theoretically, it is the source of a higher reality than the one we have always known; it is the realm of pure Form, pure fact."
At their Source, all genuine religious paths are designed to open and develop the mind in order to enable the person to begin to perceptively understand their own True Source of Being. So long as our thinking and impressions are "...received through the senses", we will forever remain a prisoner in this shadow-world of illusions that when rightly understood, the projected images are allegorical allusions of a Higher Source that is beyond our organic human perceptive-understanding. We can't conceive of our own higher Soul-Reality, or perceive the Source of the shadow-images that we see with our physical eyes, because we lack the necessary Wholeness (see Wholeness of Mind & Being). But to accomplish this, we must undergo the process of mental deepening and expansion wherein our latent areas of mind that do not correspond to the things of this world are developed and evolved.
In the Original Gospel teachings this process was portrayed as being in the world and not of it -- i.e., the meaning of the word Ebionite which portrays those who are the "poor ones" to the ways and thinking of this world. What is wrong with the thinking of this world? It is based exclusively upon what is seen by the physical eyes -- physical images that the modern scientist has now portrayed as a "blemish" created by an UNSEEN HIGHER SOURCE (see The Findings Of The Physicist ). Which means that these scientists who base their thinking and theories on what is physically seen, is always based upon partial and incomplete (blind) assumptions. Thus the wisdom of the statement: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money" (Matt 6:24). When you understand God to be the pursuit of Higher Truth, and the term money as being rich in the ways and thinking of this shadow-realm that is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the Prodigal Son, then we can begin to relate the Original Gospel Teachings to the above statement that "...the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses... we cannot somehow break free from the bonds of our human condition - we cannot free ourselves from phenomenal state just as the prisoners could not free themselves from their chains."
The purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings was to bring about the necessary Wholeness in the mind of the seeker/disciple (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ) -- i.e., "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). The Gospel taught that in the same way that the prisoners in the Cave could only see the shadow-images projected by an UNSEEN SOURCE, all of mankind is born blind -- i.e., the inability to perceive the SOURCE of the shadow-images we see with our physical senses (see Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development). And when rightly understood, the Gospel portrays three causal-factors as to why all of mankind are born blind to his own Higher Soul Reality.
All genuine religions very quickly become corrupted by what Thomas Paine portrayed as "priest-craft" (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com ). This corruption is always the work of linear-minded Fundamentalists who attempt to read and interpret the scriptures outwardly, as historical narratives -- rather than inwardly as spiritual accounts used to bring about the expansion of of the mind in accord with the design of the original authors. Yet, if both the scriptures and the original teachings had not been corrupted, then the lessened, superficial version of the core teachings, never would have been embraced by a great number of people. While it is true that the Gospels have been corrupted with many of the most spiritual teachings removed, even when the corrupted Gospels are used as originally intended by applying them within self as the Key of Knowledge, they remain sufficient to bring about the original purpose and objectives of the scriptures with respect to the process of bringing about the deepening and expansion of mind. Further, the corruption of the Gospels was foreknown, and seven (7) more pure libraries of scriptures were preserved in order to be rediscovered as the appropriate time when they could once again be used to bring about their intended purpose (see Can I Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Scriptures ). The more pure copies of the scriptures are far more valuable and effective today, because the corrupted Gospels have made such a great number of people believers -- which never could have happened if the Gospels were maintained in their original condition.
In the same way that the linear-minded religious Fundamentalist has alienated the congregation of believers from the very purpose of the Gospels and the life the people are living, so too has linear-minded scientists alienated the people from the truth. By looking only to the physical world as the source of life, they have created a fraudulent body of pseudo-theories and faux-facts that has limited and enslaved the minds of man -- i.e., "...the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses... we cannot somehow break free from the bonds of our human condition - we cannot free ourselves from phenomenal state just as the prisoners could not free themselves from their chains." When rightly understood, the fossilized science of man's past has set forth the theory that all of life begins in the shadow-image that has been projected from what modern physicists portray as an UNSEEN FIELD -- and the theories of man's past science has attempted to find that all of life has evolved out of the shadow-image projected from the UNSEEN SOURCE that organic man is blind to. Again, when the statement by Einstein is evaluated in conjunction with the reality of Plato's Cave when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality.” Science has attempted to ignore the Source-Field -- theorizing that only what is portrayed by the physicist as a "blemish" created by the lines of force within the UNSEEN FIELD, is responsible for all that exists.
Modern science has proven the science of man's past to be in error. While the Theory of Evolution has been taught to all the students, modern science has now proven the foundation of the Theory to be in grave error. Why? Because the Theory of Evolution is based upon a foundation that rejects all non-physical influence in the creation and evolution of this world. Through observation of nature, Darwin attempted to demonstrate that this world is the result of a series of accidents and natural occurrences and selection -- and that there are no unseen forces at work that have molded and influenced this world. Modern physicists and the emerging body of science has demonstrate that the linear-minded scientist is in error -- thus, demonstrating that the True Source of what we observe with our physical senses is a type of projection from a Supernatural Source that remains beyond man's organic senses to perceive and understand. As stated above (see ABOVE): In contradistinction to Theory of Darwin, modern physicists have now proven that the Source of what we see is in the UNSEEN SOURCE-FIELD -- and what we see with our physical senses, can be portrayed as a "blemish" that has formed by the interactions of the Forces in the UNSEEN FIELD. Which means that modern science has not only proven the Theory of Evolution and all other scientific theories based upon what is seen by man's physical senses to be in grave error, but they have also proven the analogy of Plato's Cave to be to be correct (see Plato's Cave ). And in the same way that modern physicists have portrayed what we see as concrete matter, is a "blemish" that is being projected out of an UNSEEN FIELD, Plato's Cave portrays what organic man sees as a "shadow-image" cast from an UNSEEN SOURCE. Therefore I can demonstrate the error of Darwinism by simply stating: Does your shadow evolve and initiate change to you? Or do you evolve and initiate change that forms the shadow-image that you cast? And it is because we are seeing and interacting with projected blemishes or shadow-images, that the Gospel of Thomas states: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest." A variation on the foregoing statement is contained in the Oxyrhynchys Papyri which reads 5) Jesus said: "Recognize what is before your face and that which is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest, nor buried which shall not be raised."
When the findings of the modern physicists are understood, what we are left with is proof of the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Cave). What Plato's Cave states is the same exact truths that have now been confirmed by the modern physicists who portray what man observes as concrete matter being a type of "blemish" that is created by the UNSEEN forces in an (Ćtheric) Field. In the analogy of Plato's Cave, what man sees in the form of concrete matter is portrayed as a shadow-image that has been cast from an UNSEEN SOURCE. Thus, the analogy of Plato's Cave is the mystics attempt to explain what the modern physicist is only now confirming. And it is ultra-important to understand why man's organic senses can't perceive the Source -- and only sees and understands an incomplete perception of higher reality through projected images.
Modern science has proven the above in what is portrayed as A New Theory Of Consciousness wherein it is now understood that the Mind of Man is not the brain -- but rather, our mind exists in a (Ćtheric) Field that surrounds the physical body -- and therefore, the Mind which is in the Unseen (Ćtheric) Field, works and functions through the brain and organs of the body -- and is not the actual physical brain itself. This emerging scientific finding (see FIELD-BRAIN THEORY) states that, "Between quantum physics and neuroscience, a theory emerges of a mental field we each have, existing in another dimension and behaving in some ways like a black hole."
For years as a Mystic, I have been writing that the mind is in the Ćtheric Field that surrounds the Body and works through the Brain and other Mental Spheres of the body (see Tree of Life). I have demonstrated that this is the means by which a person's mind survives physical death when it is released from the body -- it is how a person has a Near Death Experience and finds themselves outside the body -- it is how a person has an Out Of Body Experience and consciously exits the body -- and it is how the consciousness of the spiritual seeker and mystic can enter within the mind and enter the Kingdom which Jesus taught is within us.
We know today after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, that the true source of the New Covenant teachings associated with the historical man Jesus was the Essenes -- who were spiritual mystics who had very little in common with the Jews (see The Reality Of The Original Gospels). And the position on the Soul is presented by the Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes -- and was a contemporary of the man Jesus, he became an Ebionite -- stated that the Essenes: “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again. For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”. Thus, the Soul pre-existed the physical body which was then used as a vehicle -- i.e., "...united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...” (see The Biblical Foundation Mindset). In fact, in all my writings I state that I have been able to draw upon my Soul's past life as the Brother of Jesus for the first-hand facts as an actual witness in the first century that I have extensively written about (see An Inconvenient Truth). And how I have journeyed into the Inner Kingdom to be taught by both my Higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) which my consciousness in this world is a projection of, and the Indwelling Logos/Son of God who the original followers and disciples of Jesus portrayed as The True Prophet. And throughout all my writings I have warned the Christian world that modern faith-based Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ). Further, I have proven that the religious authorities who Christians have been listening and adhering to, are virtually clueless as to the real facts of the first century Gospel environment (see Original Gospel ). And while the adherents of the fossilized pseudo-science of man's recent past has rejected all that I have written because they base their thinking on a Darwinian framework of modern of consciousness where the physical brain is the mind, modern physics which is light-years ahead of the pseudo-science of the past, has just proven what I have been writing for the past 40 years to be correct. As with matter and all that we perceive and observe in this world, the mind is in the Ćtheric Field that surrounds the body and works though the Mental Spheres while body maintains physical life -- and is released from this bodily connection at physical death. Further, the primary purpose of the Original Gospel Teachings is to enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Inner Kingdom. And modern science has now proven what I write to be correct.
When the Gospel states that those who have not put on the required "wedding garment" and come to The Call to the Wedding Feast (see TheCall ), the great truth that is being portrayed is the reality that you are presently dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- unable to perceive into the Ćtheric Field that is the True Source of not only all that you see in the outer world, but also your True-Self. In the same way that physical matter is temporal -- and can be portrayed as a "blemish" caused by the intersecting forces of the Field -- this is also true of your own physical body, mind and consciousness which has been portrayed as the physical-self, the lower-self, the earthly-self, the ego-self and the false-self. And this is why it states at John 12:25: "Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity." Why? Because the being or person you are in this world is the lower or earthly self that begins your present sojourn in this world as An Embryonic Soul-Image, of your Higher Self or True-Self that is your Soul-Self that is not -- and cannot -- manifest physically in this world of physical matter.
Parallel to the Gospel portrayal of the "outer darkness" of mind and being that those who have failed to put on the required Wedding Garment are thrown into, is the analogy of Plato's Cave (see The Cave). In the same way that modern science portrays matter in its material form as a "blemish" created by the forces in the UNSEEN FIELD, in the analogy of Plato's Cave mankind is a prisoner who sees only shadow-images of a higher UNSEEN REALITY. The images that mankind sees with his physical senses are incomplete allegorical shadow-images, because the three-dimensional images in this realm are projections from the Source-Field where they exist as twelve-dimensional realities of higher mind and being that cannot be expressed in the three-dimensional images of this world. As an example: Our True-Self of which we are a projection, is a Being Of Light that being the balance of male and female, is neither of the two genders. Yet, this genderless higher nature cannot be expressed in this three-dimensional realm -- wherein, the Soul must them manifest itself as either a man or woman. In the same way that the True Being that we are which is neither male nor female -- but is the balance of both paradoxical opposite genders -- neither can facts and higher truth be embraced and known so long as these same divisions exist (see The Truth Cannot Exist In The Natural World).
When the first century elder Ignatius wrote to the Christian congregation of believers that: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them” -- he said this because if he was to begin to even convey the truth and reality of man's higher soul and spiritual nature and the Kingdom, these Christians would very quickly dismiss him as a crazy lunatic, and they would no longer listen to a thing that he says. Therefore, Ignatius, as with all the biblical authors (see Mystery), understood that the mind of the believer must be matured -- the dormant spheres of mind that do not correspond to this physical world must become activated and developed -- in order for the believer to begin to perceive and grasp his own higher soul and spiritual reality. When Jesus said to the woman at the well that she was unable to go and get her husband because she had five husbands (John 4:18), we must be cognizant of the fact that Jesus and other spiritually advanced souls are able to see into the Ćtheric (Field) dimensions that man in his natural organic condition cannot. What Jesus was observing when he made this statement, was the stream of vital life-force from five different men with whom the woman had sex, as a connective thought-stream entering into her. And this expansion of organic human perceptive-vision and conscious beyond normal physical limits is what is portrayed in the process: "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ). In the same way that an infant grows into a child and adult one step at a time, so too does the process of mental-expansion take place line upon line. And this immaturity of mind and spirit causes the vast majority of believers not to comprehend an important overlooked and not understood Bible passage states in reference to the Higher Reality of God that mankind is blind to: “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’” (Acts 17:28 NIV). If we indeed "...live and move and have our being" within God, then what is our true relationship to God? When we put the foregoing together with the statement by James Jeans that: “...the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”. Or the words of Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”. What is portrayed is a higher reality that few people are even prepared to contemplate -- much less, understand with sufficient degree to even form a realistic opinion.
An Enlightened person who understands the Natural Laws of Creation, understands that God is not a being who is separate from man -- but is the very Consciousness within which we move and have out being. Perhaps one of the best teachings (which was removed from the canonical Gospels by the Church), has been preserved in the outlawed Gospel of the Nazirenes, and is known as the parable of the fishes (quoting): "And there were certain men, of doubtful mind, who came to Yeshua, and said to him, You tell us that our life and being comes from God, but we have never seen God, nor do we know of any God. Can you show us whom you call the Father-Mother, one God? We don't know if there is a God. Yeshua answered them, saying, Hear this parable of the fishes. The fishes of a certain river communed with one another, saying, they tell us that our life and being is from water, but we have never seen water, we don't know what it is. Then some among them, wiser than the rest, said, We have heard there dwells in the sea a wise and learned fish, who knows all things. Let us journey to him, and ask him to show us what water is. So several of them set out to find this great and wise fish, and they came at last to the sea where in the wise fish dwelt, and they asked of him. And when he heard them he said to them, O you foolish fish that don't contemplate! The few of you who seek, are wise. You live, and move, and have your being in the water; from the water you came, to the water you return. You live in the water, yet you don't know it.' In a similar manner, you live in God, and yet you ask of me, 'Show us God.' God is in all things, and all things are in God."
Does a fish see the water? No. They only see the physical form of the objects that exist within the water -- or in the analogy of the fish, the the water is the Reality of Mind within which all the physical objects exist. At a deeper level, all of Mankind and Creation exits -- and is intimately connected -- within the Mind of God. And while, like the fish, organic man can only see the form of the physical objects, because organic man is blind to the Reality of Mind and Spirit, we fail to see that “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’” (Acts 17:28). Which has been confirmed in the words of James Jeans that: “...the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine” -- and the words of Arthur Eddington who is portrayed as an astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who did his greatest work in astrophysics.: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.
When an action initiates its opposite, this action and reaction is brought about by the Natural Laws of Creation. And those who seek to understand the Natural Laws have been traditionally known as Deists. While Ralph Waldo Emerson is known as the father of Transcendentalism, he is also known as a Deist -- but by definition, it has been noted that Plato and Pythagoras can be defined as a Deist. But of ultra interest is the statement in the book on Emerson where it is written: "Emerson gives his argument a special twist at this point since his first sentence also alludes to Paine's Rights of Man. Arguing for the rights of men over the rights of institutions and government, he recalls Paine's claims for the sacred rights of the individual. Like Emerson, Paine's 'motive and subject" -- as he describes it in a letter of 1806 to John Inskeep, the mayor of Philadelphia -- had always been 'to rescue man from the tyranny and false systems and false principles of government, and enable him to be free.'" (see Nature's Archives - p. 114). While it is noted that this exposé portrays Emerson's thesis on the Oversoul as perhaps his most important work, it is also noted that very little useable information is provided to the reader. And because of the great importance of this higher reality, this present article on Self-Knowledge is intended to fill in the great void with respect to the higher reality of the soul of man that few religions or philosophies today have any real understanding of.
With respect to Ralph Waldo Emerson thesis on the Oversoul, quoting the Wikipedia: The Oversoulť is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The broad subject of the essay, considered one of Emerson's best, is the human soul. Several general themes are treated: (1) the existence and nature of the human soul; (2) the relationship between the soul and the personal ego; (3) the relationship of one human soul to another; and (4) the relationship of the human soul to God. Influence of Eastern religions, including Vedantism, is plainly evident, but the essay also develops ideas long present in the Western tradition, e.g., in the works of Plato, Plotinus, and Emmanuel Swedenborg. The essay attempts no systematic doctrine, but rather serves as a work of art, something like poetry. Its virtue is in personal insights of the author and the lofty manner of their presentation. Emerson wishes to exhort and direct the reader to an awakening of similar thoughts or sentiments. With respect to the four themes listed above, the essay presents the following views: (1) the human soul is immortal, and immensely vast and beautiful; (2) our conscious ego is slight and limited in comparison to the soul, despite the fact that we habitually mistake our ego for our true self; (3) at some level, the souls of all people are connected, though the precise manner and degree of this connection is not spelled out; and (4) the essay does not seem to explicitly contradict the traditional Western idea that the soul is created by and has an existence that is similar to God, or rather God exists within us. This idea was later adopted by many religions.
Take notice of the above statement: "...at some level, the souls of all people are connected, though the precise manner and degree of this connection is not spelled out" -- and when the Cosmology of Mind is understood, it is seen that what Emerson was missing was an understanding of the Matrix of the Soul (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image ) -- and holographically, this same Matrix of the Soul also exists on a higher level within the Matrix of the Logos (see Logos ). Other quotes by Emerson on the soul of man is seen in the words: "The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal." And again: "It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Nothing is dead; men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals… and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some strange new disguise" —Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image ), man is portrayed as a projected image of the soul -- and in the same way that all the previous images of the soul-self that lived in all the lifetimes that the soul has lived are all dwelling within the Soul Mind-Matrix, all the souls who are portrayed as the Soul-Self and the True Being that each of us is, all dwell within the Matrix of the Logos (Mind of God). Holographically, in the same way that the soul is the sum total of all the lifetimes that it has lived, the Logos (Mind of God) is the sum total of all the experiences of all the souls that came into existence since the beginning of Creation -- and thus, all of Creation is evolving and moving from the Alpha of ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light.
Building upon the Foundation that we are all expressions of the Divine Mind -- and at a deeper level of Consciousness, we are all connected -- the higher reality of our life in this world is that each of us is evolving through the interactions with others souls, begins to unfold -- and when it is understood that all our words and actions initiate their opposite polarity that, IF NOT BALANCED AND WHOLE within us, is released into the outer world and eventually comes back upon us. Only when we begin to perceptively understand the deeper connection of all souls -- and we begin to grasp the higher realities of the life that we are presently living -- can the spiritual/esoteric meaning of the Sermon on the Mount (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj_X0rdBQDM -- SEE ALSO http://TheGift.nazirene.org/ ).
In the same way that modern science has confirmed the existence of Spirit which it portrays as an UNSEEN SOURCE-FIELD (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TrueFactAndRealitiesOfLife ) -- and has therefore confirmed the validity of the analogy of Plato's Cave which portrays mankind as only being able to perceive SHADOW-IMAGES generated by the UNSEEN SOURCE-FIELD (see Plato - The Physicist http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#Plato ) -- and perhaps even more important is the reality that science has now proven the connection of Mind and Spirit between physical bodies/objects.
In Gary Zukav's book -- the title of which is taken from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy”, and writes: “Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it. Something very exciting is happening. Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”. What therefore is Bell's Theorem? Bell’s theorem, which was proposed in 1964 by J.S. Bell, a physicist working in Switzerland, was first confirmed experimentally in 1972. Physicist Henry Stapp, in a 1975 federal report called it the most “profound discovery of science”. Bell’s theorem succeeds in exhibiting the bizarre nature of the subatomic world. Experiments show that if paired particles which are identical twins in their polarity fly apart, and the polarity of one is changed by an experimenter, the polarity of the other particle changes instantaneously. Thus, even though from a physical perspective the two particles appear to us as separate, it has been proven that the particles remain mysteriously connected regardless of the fact that there is no physical connection.
Why is the reality of Bell's Theorem portrayed as the most “profound discovery of science”? The crux of the problem that has limited man's thinking to that of the intellectual dark ages, is found in the statement that the mind of man sees only what he is prepared to comprehend! And this organic (human) limitation imposed upon our perceptive-vision, inhibits our ability to understand the physical-forms and physical-reality of what we do see with our physical-eyes and senses. In the above link entitled The True Facts And Realities Of Life, I demonstrate that our organic human vision does not permit us to perceive the Source of the images we see that is generated from an UNSEEN SOURCE-FIELD. While Bell's Theorem has proven the connectedness of the physical objects we do see, our undeveloped and immature physical eyes and senses cannot detect or comprehend the reason and purpose of these (ćtheric) connections. And the fact that Bell's Theorem not only proves that the physical images we see with our physical senses are connected, but also that the physical objects are affected by the mind of mankind in ways that the vast majority of people don't understand -- unless they consciously develop the ability to perceptively-gaze into what modern science has portrayed as the UNSEEN SOURCE-FIELD. And most importantly with respect to the findings of Bell's Theorem, that what we imagine we see is affected by our own thinking, is demonstrated in the text of Itzhak Bentov’s book which reveals that: “The quantum theory asserts that there is no way one can measure some sets of things, like momentum and position, together very accurately... because the consciousness of the experimenter interacts with the experiment itself. Therefore, it becomes possible that the attitude of the experimenter must also influence the outcome of any particular experiment” (Preface to Stalking The Wild Pendulum, by Itzhak Bentov).
Quoting the Widipedia article on Bell's Theorem: "The title of Bell's seminal article refers to the 1935 paper by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen that challenged the completeness of quantum mechanics. ...After the EPR paper, quantum mechanics was in an unsatisfactory position: either it was incomplete, in the sense that it failed to account for some elements of physical reality". In the same way, Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new emerging reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”. In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” What this means is exactly as stated by Einstein when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics). What is being stated is that the primary focus of science where only what was seen with one's physical eyes, has now been rendered inadequate and incomplete -- it being focused totally on observable matter -- because the emerging body of facts and evidence now demonstrates that what we perceive physically, is a projection from an UNSEEN Source where True Reality exists. Which provokes the question: What is being projected? Thus, the statement by astronomer James Jeans: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff” -- both demonstrate the reality that there is nothing but Projected Thought. Which means that you are a thought that is being projected in this world by your True-Self that dwells in the reality of an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD.
Bell's Theorem proves and demonstrates that physical bodies/objects and people are connected on a deeper level -- which in the above is portrayed as the Ćtheric Field of Mind and Spirit. When it is understood that while we cannot perceive it with our immature and undeveloped physical eyes that are blind to the reality that we are all connected on a deeper level of mind and spirit -- and all our actions initiate a corresponding (re)-action from their opposite polarity -- AND, all initiated actions are marked with our Souls Spiritual DNA -- if an action and (re)-action cannot be balanced within our own mind through the Gateways ("narrow strait gate") of the Tree of Life (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ), the externalized (re)-action MUST be perpetually returned back to us -- until it is able to be balanced within us. When the Church Father Origen stated that “Every Soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis) -- it must be understood that these strengths and weaknesses are the direct expression of the victories and/or defeats that enable each of us to bring about Wholeness in our generated words and actions. Each time we initiate an action, and are unable to balance our action with its corresponding (re)-action opposite polarity generation, we not only suffer loss -- portrayed as the loss of our inheritance in the parable of the prodigal son -- but we become anchored to the thinking and carnal realities of this world.
With respect to what can be portrayed as The Science Delusion, few people understand that the vast majority of modern scientists are atheists who have limited their search for facts and knowledge to what can be portrayed as (physical) material-science. When rightly understood, the same linear-fundamentalist mindset that opposed religious men of reason and intellect, has been at the helm of man's scientific search for answers, and their narrow-minded thinking has totally inhibited all scientific advancement. The linear-fundamentalist states that only what is physically seen and physically provable in a laboratory environment is real -- and attempts to dismiss all phenomena that cannot be examined within the spectrum of the three-dimensions of this physical world. In an article Things That Science Can't Explain by Dr. Claude Swanson, he writes: "There are many things modern science cannot explain, and yet they occur anyway. This includes phenomena in the "hard sciences" as well as in the paranormal. These effects are now being proven in the laboratory, even though they defy present scientific theory. These unfolding mysteries point the way to a new, deeper science, a science which no longer denies spirit and consciousness, but acknowledges and embraces them. In the past three decades scientific evidence has accumulated showing that the present scientific paradigm is broken."
What has thrown the proverbial monkey-wrench into the traditional field of scientific theory, is the reality that what is seen with the three-dimensional senses is not only a fraction of the whole -- i.e., the proverbial tip of the iceberg -- but can rightly be portrayed as a shadow-image cast by an unseen higher source. And regardless of the emerging facts, this is a reality of life that the linear-fundamentalist mindset cannot come to terms with. In the same way that the Linear-Fundamentalist inhibits the very purpose of the scriptures by demanding that only what is written in the literal text is valid, the Linear-Fundamentalism that has taken control of scientific inquiry, has inhibited man's search for higher truth. Where wise men of the past understood that in the same way that mankind was more than their physical bodies, so too was all of Creation. Prior to the Linear-Fundamentalist taking control and sole-possession of the reins of inquiry -- suppressing the Feminine-Intuitive Spheres of Mind that has the innate ability to perceive beyond the physical appearances of matter which the emerging body of modern physicists now portray as a "blemish" within the UNSEEN-FIELD SOURCE (see above, The Findings Of The Physicist) -- wise visionaries understood that while the Male-Linear spheres of mind looked outwardly at the material objects of this world, it was the Feminine-Intuitive spheres of mind that possessed the ability to look inwardly -- beyond the shadow-images of the physical. When the modern physicist recognized that the presence of matter as a "blemish" represented the shadow-images of this world, it was the Feminine-Intuitive spheres of mind that possessed the unique ability to perceive the Source of the projected images in the UNSEEN-FIELD (see Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#LinearVsIntuitive ). Thus, the problem is seen in the fact that when the atheist-minded Linear-Fundamentalist took control of setting the standards of scientific investigation to "blemish-only" inquiry, academia in like manner suppressed the Feminine-Intuitive and its development.
Einstein made one of the most important observations that modern male linear-driven intellectuals neither understand, nor can they in any manner even begin to come to terms with when he stated "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." Thus, the question? If Einstein is correct, then how does one set about developing the intuitive mind? The wise visionaries of man's past understood that the Male-Linear without the Feminine-Intuitive was blind and earth-bound in its flat-lined perception of man's true reality. And only when the Male-Linear and the Feminine-Intuitive were intricately functioning as ONE, could maturity of Mind be evolved. Why? Because only the Feminine-Intuitive possessed the innate ability to perceive the Source of the images that were seen by the Male-Linear in the outside world. And therefore, the wise visionaries of the past understood (1) the necessity of developing the Feminine-Intuitive; and (2), the Feminine-Intuitive could not be developed in the same way and environment as the Male-Linear Spheres of Mind.
Unlike the mentally and spiritually flat-lined modern intellectual who rejects the development of the Feminine-Intuitive insights, the wise visionaries of mankind's past understood that Mythology and the allegorical accounts of scriptures and many religious teachings was the means by which the Feminine-Intuitive spheres of mind were developed. @@@
As science has itself begun to advance, it has now entered a phase where it must begin to cast off its own brand of Fundamentalism that has shackled and inhibited man's God-Given Gift of Reason. And this inability to even contemplate the new paradigm of modern science was noted by Robert Jastrow, an astrophysicist who headed the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, pointed out that the big bang is not exactly an explanation of cause. He is quoted in The Aquarian Conspiracy: “If a scientist really examines the implications, he would be traumatized. As usual, when the mind is faced with trauma, it reacts by ignoring the implications - in science this is called ‘refusing to speculate’ - or by trivializing the origin of the world by calling it the Big Bang, as if the universe were merely a firecracker”. Mr. Jastrow then continues and states: “Consider the enormousness of the problem: Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks, what cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter and energy into the universe? Was the universe created out of nothing or was it gathered together out of pre-existing materials? And science cannot answer these questions... It is not a matter of another year, another decade of work, another measurement, or another theory. At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation”.
As an example of the Science Delusion, I utilize the positions of Rupert Sheldrake in the subheading Gender Blindness I use his quotations, because he is one of the few scientists who has based his finding on man's Higher Reality that I have myself confirmed in my own work as a Mystic. The fact that the physicist has now proven that the Mind and Reality of Mankind exists in the UNSEEN (Spiritual) REALITY (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life ), means that the modern material faux-science is harming more people than does faux-religion. And while the facts are there to demonstrate the hoax of both faux-science and faux-religion, the vast majority of people are incapable of thinking outside of the limitations imposed upon them by these counterfeit-authorities.
In the Youtube talk, The Science Delusion by Sheldrake , Rupert Sheldrake presents the long ignored self-imposed limitations that science has shackled themselves with by only looking to the physical or material for their answers (see The Science Delusion ). And he is correct in his assertion that our modern science is a basic hoax, because it has imposed material limitations on its research and findings. What that of course means is that most scientists -- being of a total Linear mind-set -- will only look to the physical for their facts and findings. In using the example of this fatal flaw in the link Gender Blindness : If you were to put a measurement of effectualness on the male/female relationship in a marriage, this assessment can only be seen in what Sheldrake portrays as the "morphic-field" -- which of course is non-physical. You can't examine either the physical body of the man or woman to detect the condition of the marriage-union -- because the fruit of the union exists in the Ćtheric Field that the two create as the substance of their marriage-union. And this morphic-field becomes as an atmosphere that embodies the concept of the man and woman becoming "one flesh". Which means that because the modern scientist looks only at the physical (or material) -- totally ignoring the spiritual-etheric -- they remain totally ineffective at even detecting or understanding the reality of a spurious vs a genuine marriage.
The person I am in this world, is not in the physical body -- but rather, is in the Ćtheric-Field that surrounds the body. Going still one step further, The True Being that I am is Spiritual, and is my Higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ). But modern science remains shackled and blind to the Higher Realities of Life, because they refuse to look and seek beyond the physical-material. And using the above example of marriage as just one reality that they remain totally blind to, is true of all their scientific findings. Yet, we have a very large segment of our population -- many of whom portray themselves as Deists who claim to understand the Natural Laws of Creation (see The Laws Of Creation ) -- who attempt to base their whole foundation of their Reasoning upon the faux-findings of modern material-science. In the same way that it is virtually impossible to even begin to understand the purpose and meaning of a marriage between a man and a woman without understanding the morphic-field that their union creates (see The Process Of Birth Within The Tree Of Life ), the self-imposed limitations of modern science has rendered their findings and assertions harmful to the person seeking the answers to life's questions. And in many respects, modern science is even more harmful than faux-religion.
The true purpose of religion is to convey to what can be personified as the lost prodigal son how to return to his/her Source in the Edenic Kingdom. And at their Source, all religions have this goal as the purpose and objective of the religion. The problem is that all religions become corrupted within a very short period following the physical death of their spiritual author -- and are then taken over by men who corrupt the religion in order to use the teachings for their own rule and political advancement. In the subheading A Purely Spiritual Kingdom, I explore the fact that the original disciples of Jesus taught that belief in the historical man Jesus was not necessary. And this is why it is stated: “My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. It comes from Him who sent Me. If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own.…" (John 7:16).
That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming and fulfilling the Laws within himself, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..." And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that this body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).
What Jesus taught and revealed to his disciples with regard to who he was, is exactly what was stated by Peter after he was himself totally enlightened by the Holy Spirit: “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22 NIV). Where did Peter get the notion that Jesus was a man -- a man "accredited by God" -- a man that God performed miracles, wonders and signs "...which God did among you through him"? Didn’t Jesus himself say that “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself...” (John 5:19 NAS); “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works” (John 14:10 NKJ); “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30 NKJ); “...I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:28-29 NIV); “for the works which the Father has given Me to finish -- the very works that I do -- bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me” (John 5:36 NKJ); “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You” (John 17:6-7 NKJ).
The important spiritual truth that is demonstrated in the above is that EVERY PRODIGAL SON AND DAUGHTER has the capacity to become Anointed and arise to perfection as their elder brother Jesus did. And this is further confirmed in the quotation of the Apostle Peter by his disciple Clement in the Homilies where it is written: “For even the Hebrews who believe Moses, and do not observe the things spoken by him, are not saved, unless they observe the things that were spoken to them. For their believing Moses was not of their own will, but of God, who said to Moses, Behold, I come to thee in a pillar of cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. Since, therefore, both to the Hebrews and to those who are called from the Gentiles, believing in the teachers of truth is of God, while excellent actions are left to every one to do by his own judgment, the reward is righteously bestowed upon those who do well. For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.
In absolute opposition to the dogma of Pagan Rome and the teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani which both Manichean and Mithraic Dualism served as the Foundation of the Doctrine of Original Sin that was championed by St. Augustine, Peter proclaims that "...For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”. Why did Peter state that "...if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable" -- which was to totally keep the Commandments and fulfill the Law within themselves and "...they are able to become Christs". And in total opposition to the prayer of the modern Christian beseeching the man Jesus to be their savior -- on faith alone with no requirement of actions -- Peter states: "...Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”. Thus, the instant salvation that modern Christians have been seduced into believing they have, has no foundation in fact. That man has the capacity to arise from the carnal elements of this realm -- keep and live in accord with the Royal Law and Commandments of God -- is why Paul warns the Christians that if they knowingly sin after coming to the Gospel teachings, that they will be totally rejected as apostates to the Kingdom: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV). This is why Paul stated with respect to those who call themselves Christian, and continue to live a sinful life: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-18 KJV). Which confirms the alternate ending of the Gospel of Mark which reads: "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W - Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).
That the later Church of Rome which existed as a puppet under the pagan sun worshipping Emperor Constantine, censored and changed the very words of God spoken to mankind, is the primary reason why the Christian world remains shackled to the abyss of spiritual ignorance to this very day. In the below article it will be demonstrated that all the pre-Nicene Christian authors who quoted the baptism sequence in their writings, confirmed that prior to the fourth century editing of the scriptures by the Church of Rome, that the Gospels confirmed that Jesus was a holy man who became the Lord's Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling and overcoming the Laws. Or, as stated by Dead Sea Scroll expert Edmund Wilson “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect [the very mystical and Gnostic Essenes], and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...”. And it was Jesus' fulfilling the Royal Law within himself that God acknowledged to mankind when he said at Jesus' baptism in the Jordan: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee". Moreover, in addition to the six (6) pre-Nicene Christian authors who are cited in The Ten Words, this fact is further confirmed in the more ancient surviving biblical texts that modern translators continue to ignore to the spiritual pearl of the Christian world today. That the modern Church continues to reject the very words of God spoken to mankind, in favor of the censored and corrupted words of the fourth century Emperor of Pagan Rome, is the reason why the modern Church which has caused itself to be spiritually flat-lined, only possesses what Paul portrayed as the "elementary" doctrines that the Church Father Origen defined as being “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief” (see Origen, Contra Celsum). These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered in order to make it support the doctrines of the Pagan Roman/Greek world. These 10 words further demonstrate that the essence of the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus has little in common with the Christian religion today. In fact, these 10 words are to Christianity, what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth! When Jesus taught that believers must pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, this required a total change in the person's thinking, mindset and lifestyle.
What this means is that ANYONE who embraces the Original Gospel teachings in word, thought, desire and deed, will be taught the Truth directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God that the Original Disciples of Jesus called the One Teacher and True Prophet (see The True Prophet ). As the Soul who lived as the Brother of the historical man Yeshua/Jesus, what I have written herein is not my own -- but has been drawn from the Original Teachings that were corrupted and suppressed by the Church of Pagan Rome. As I am merely a messenger and guide who has been sent on a mission to restore the Original Teachings of TheWay, the spiritual Truths that I write about are not my own. And what I write is based upon the same guarantee that my Brother Jesus stated when he revealed these same Universal Truths of our Heavenly Father to all of mankind -- i.e., that as the prodigal sons and daughters, any person who sincerely seeks the Truth -- who is willing to live the level of Truth that has been revealed to them -- and desires to do the Will of God -- will be taught the Truth directly from the Indwelling True Prophet. Thus, in the words of the Apostle Peter as preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that “Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth" (see The True Prophet) -- fulfilling the objective "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ). And who is it that true believers and disciples will come to? The One Teacher who is portrayed as The True Prophet. I was sent therefore as a messenger to restore the Original Gospel Teachings, and to make TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see The Call). And if you are a sincere and true believer, then you will properly prepare yourself by putting on the required "wedding garment" -- living the necessary Consecrated Life that transforms your body and mind into the Final Living Temple (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple) -- and as the High Priest of your Consecrated Temple, you will be able to use the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to enter in the Holy of Holies and dwell in the Presence of the Lord in the Kingdom. Thus, fulfilling the Commandment: "Enter in at the narrow strait gate" (Matt 7:13-14) -- in fulfillment of the Promise: "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more" (Rev 3:12) -- "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17) -- and having overcome, enabling the person to enter within the reality of the Inner Kingdom -- i.e., "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (Rev 22:14 KJV). The message of TheCall has been set before you -- the promise of being nourished by the Divine Manna has been made to you -- and only you as the prodigal son or daughter can make the commitment to come and be restored to the Edenic Kingdom that you abandoned when you journeyed into this, the Far Country (see The Outer Darkness of Mind and Being). With the Original Gospel teachings restored, it can again be said: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin" (John 15:22).
The mind of man progresses and evolves one level at a time. These levels are portrayed in the proverbial Jacob's Ladder as presented in the Gospel of the Nazirenes in the words: "God gives you all truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul, and the truth which seems today, you will abandon for the higher truth tomorrow. Press toward perfection." Which means that to climb the ladder, we must no only pull ourselves up, but we must let go of the previous level we were on -- i.e., "...the truth which seems today, you will abandon for the higher truth tomorrow".
Quoting from The Enigma Of Time And The Soul Of Man. It has remained virtually impossible for organic man to comprehend his own higher Soul-Reality, because organic man cannot envision his reality across the spectrum of Time. The enigmatic reality of Time is portrayed in the words of the modern scientists in the statement: “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic” (see Time May Not Exist). Going one step further is the profound statement that: “One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation,” says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. “It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time—that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless.” Quoting an equally important statement in the above article: The possibility that time may not exist is known among physicists as the “problem of time.” It may be the biggest, but it is far from the only temporal conundrum. Vying for second place is this strange fact: The laws of physics don’t explain why time always points to the future. All the laws—whether Newton’s, Einstein’s, or the quirky quantum rules—would work equally well if time ran backward. As far as we can tell, though, time is a one-way process; it never reverses, even though no laws restrict it.
With respect to the higher reality of the soul within which all the (past life) images that incarnate into this world simultaneously dwell, it is important to recognize the concept set forth in the Discovery article on Time in the words: As Rovelli explains it, in quantum mechanics all particles of matter and energy can also be described as waves. And waves have an unusual property: An infinite number of them can exist in the same location. If time and space are one day shown to consist of quanta, the quanta could all exist piled together in a single dimensionless point. “Space and time in some sense melt in this picture,” says Rovelli. “There is no space anymore. There are just quanta kind of living on top of one another without being immersed in a space.”
While it is true that the soul of man evolves over the course of many lifetimes, it is also paradoxically true that the flawed concept that the soul reincarnates after passing through the proverbial cloud of forgetfulness as proposed by the Eastern religions and the New Age, simply has no factual basis in reality. And that the belief in reincarnation in the pattern that the New Age promotes, must be seen as entry-level dogmatic milk that is promoted among those who cannot comprehend the true higher reality of the soul. We can observe this enigma of Eastern teachings in the article entitled The Awakening Of Primal Knowledge by Dr. Ashok K. Gangadean in Parabola, The Magazine of Myth & Tradition, Spring 1997, where Dr. Gangadean writes: "Socrates introduces the remarkable thesis that primal knowledge is inscribed in the soul but is lost, repressed, or forgotten when the soul suffers the trauma of embodied existence. This is a perennial theme in the global evolution of thought: that humans live between two contrasting worlds or dimensions, the eternal and the temporal. The natural world of the soul is the eternal world – the dimension of Being, wherein the psyche realizes its immortal life. The world of the body is existence in space and time, the place of fleeting, ever–changing experience. immortal life is the higher life of primal knowing; mortal life is the physical, biological life of the embodied psyche. In crossing between dimensions, the soul's innate knowledge is forgotten. For Socrates, the primary task of human existence is to remember. To remember is to awaken our higher rational powers, and to retrieve the knowledge hidden within."
For those few who understand and have been able to move across the dimension of Time -- directly communicating with the personalities which one's Soul has previously lived -- these few understand that there is no such thing as reincarnation from an Eastern perspective. And because Time is a dimension of mind, it would be more correct to say that the Soul evolves over the course of many unique incarnations.
The quotations are there for anyone to read. I can explain any aspect of what these quotations state, because I have experienced that dimension of Soul-Time -- I have communicated directly not only with the previous personalities that my own Soul has live, but also those of my wife -- which, because the reality of Time as a dimension of mind remains inconceivable to the mind of three-dimensional man, all the religions (East and West) are in error. But, it is not their fault, because unless you are able to experience Soul-Time, it is truly difficult to near impossible to comprehend. As a Deist, I also understand the Natural Laws that inhibit the understanding of the traditional religions. And while I can use teaching 87 of the Gospel of Thomas to explain the enigma of Time (see Saying 84 - The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self), I personally like the above statements by the physicists. For a Deist who is not shackled by traditional religious theology, it is essential to understand what is being personified by the above physicists, in order not to be flat-lined in one's own mental and spiritual development. And by being at least familiar with the concepts set forth by the above physicists, the Deist can then more easily move beyond the organic barriers of the organic mind that limits natural man's understanding.
In my experience, the issue of Time and the reality that is a dimension of Mind that can be moved in -- and is simultaneously going on with the dynamics of both the Soul and the Mind of God (Logos), is extremely difficult for the three-dimensional mind of man to come to terms with -- even when it is explored and explained to them. And this is why the scientists are themselves perplexed at their own finding (quoting): “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic” (see Time May Not Exist). Going one step further is the profound statement that: “One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation,” says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. “It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time—that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless.” Quoting an equally important statement in the above noted article: The possibility that time may not exist is known among physicists as the “problem of time.” It may be the biggest, but it is far from the only temporal conundrum. Vying for second place is this strange fact: The laws of physics don’t explain why time always points to the future. All the laws—whether Newton’s, Einstein’s, or the quirky quantum rules—would work equally well if time ran backward. As far as we can tell, though, time is a one-way process; it never reverses, even though no laws restrict it.
It is my position that unless you have successfully moved in Time -- and entered what I portray as the Soul Mind-Matrix where all the personalities (incarnations) of the Soul continue to exist across the dimension of Time -- then the enigma of Time becomes virtually impossible for organic man to comprehend. But -- other than my wife and a few of my children -- since there exist people who I have not yet met and spoken to about the reality of the dimension of Soul-Time, I guess I could be wrong -- and Souls other than the historical man Jesus and a few of his core disciples must understand it.
As I have stated, the modern findings of science confirm what was known to the mystic throughout the ages. Astrophysicist Robert Jastrow, who was the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies wrote in his book, God and the Astronomers, that “The scientist has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
The Consciousness of what Paul calls "natural" man -- or, organic man -- is portrayed as being of an "animal-soul" level of mind and being (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature). But what exactly does this mean? The physical body of man has been formed out of the lower three kingdoms of the earth -- i.e., mineral, vegetable with an animal-consciousness -- and having emerged out of the initial womb of his physical mother, few people understand that man has then entered the secondary womb of Mother-Earth (see Mental Womb ) -- holographically, as a Cosmic Sperm Or Ovum. The analogy of Plato's Cave (see Cave) which is synonymous with the "outer darkness" of mind and being in the Gospels, portrays this realm as a "shadow-world" of illusions that has been generated from a higher unseen Source -- which reality has been confirmed by modern physicists (see Science Proves Spirit), where they portray what man with the limitations of his organic senses perceives as a "blemish" created by invisible forces which exist in an unseen Ćtheric Field.
Which is why in the Gospel of the Nazirenes which preserves many of the important teachings which were removed from the canonical Gospels by the Church, organic "natural" man is portrayed as a beast who walks in the form of man: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man. Are they men or women in the image of God whose ways of violence, of oppression and wrong, who choose a lie rather than the truth? No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God..." (see Organic Man). And in the same way that the first stage of birth provided you a physical body which was made up of the lower three earthly kingdoms, when you emerged out of your physical mother's womb, you entered the secondary womb of Mother-Earth in order to bring about the next stage of mental-birth as that of man in the fourth-kingdom -- i.e., "...Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man".
When Paul states that organic "natural" man is of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness that is incapable of comprehending his own higher Soul-Reality, he was making reference to the reality that the mind must be matured and evolved in order to bring about the next stage of birth -- therefore enabling a person to fully enter the Kingdom of Man -- thereby fulfilling the Gospel teaching on once again becoming a and receiving the Kingdom as a Child at the next level of development (see Children). But, as explored at the link on Children, this ultra-important teaching was corrupted and suppressed by the gentile Church. When a person of a "natural" mind portrays himself as a man or woman, this is synonymous with a fetus being portrayed as an infant. While it is true that a fetus has the potential to be born and become an infant, until the fetus is actually born, the fetus is in the process of developing enough to experience birth and become an infant. The same is true when we are born into this world as a Cosmic Ovum Or Sperm (see The Cosmic Ovum And Sperm) -- which is holographically on the next level of birth within the process of the Laws of Creation. In the same way that the fetus has an undeveloped human body that is in the process of physically developing in accord with the Laws of Nature, when we are born into this world we dwell in a mentally-infantile condition that through the interaction of the Natural Laws, we have the potential to bring about the next stage of birth -- i.e., Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (see Mental Womb). Where the development from fetus to our physical body can be portrayed as a cookie-cutter process, this would not be true with respect to the process of mental development. Why? Because the development of mind requires choice, freewill, and the living out of the choices we have made in order to learn through our experiences. Therefore, there can be no cookie cutter interaction with the Natural Laws that bring about the next stage of birth. While the Laws of Nature can provide a physical body for the Soul to inhabit, the development of mind requires a very different and complex interaction of the Natural Laws in order to respond to our choices, exercise of freewill, and the mindset and lifestyle we have chosen to live out. In the words of the Church Father Origen when he wrote: “Every Soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis) -- in each life that the Soul lives, the accomplishments of the Soul's past is resumed in that present life.
Just because we are born in the image of man, that does not mean that we have attained the Kingdom of Man. And this is seen in the statement in Genesis: "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground" (Gen 1:26). Which is followed by: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Gen 1:27). While man is portrayed as having been created in the "image" of God, the Genesis account does not portray man as existing in the term "likeness", because this is a higher reality that each Soul must achieve. When Jesus stated the requirement that "You must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48), what he was stating was that having been created in the "image" of God, each Soul must achieve the evolved reality of existing in the "likeness" of God.
When Jesus taught in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast that those who did not put on the required "wedding garment" would be cast into the "outer darkness" (of mind and being) -- i.e, "So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:12-14 NKJ) -- and again: For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt 25:28-30 NKJ). The "outer darkness" is the womb of mother-earth -- and the requirement to bring about the next stage of birth is the "wedding garment" of spiritual maturity. When rightly understood, what the Gospels portray as the outer darkness is parallel to the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions.
The Gospel of Thomas opens with the profound statement: And [Jesus} said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death." Which means that to "find the interpretation of these sayings", the seeker/disciple must overcome their own divided male/female nature -- and like an embryo that has been brought into existence through the combining of an ovum and sperm, upon entering this world must bring about the next stage of birth by (quoting Gospel of Thomas saying 22) "...making the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." Only when the inner division of mind that is represented in the above and below, the left and right, the outside and the inside, and the male and female, can the next stage of birth be achieved. Which means from a holographic perspective, if you as a Cosmic Ovum or Sperm succeeded in becoming a Cosmic Embryo, you must then evolve into a Cosmic Fetus and mature to the level where you can enter the Kingdom of Man.
If all that exists, exists within the Mind of God -- i.e., “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’” (Acts 17:28 NIV) -- and we are in fact Created in the image of God -- with the potential to exist in the likeness of God -- then it is perhaps best to envision each individual Soul as having a vertical slice of the Whole. Which means that in the same way that within the Mind of God exists the seven divisions or kingdoms that comprise White Light -- and that paradoxically, on one level each of these kingdoms appear to function independent of the other six -- then these same divided kingdoms not only exist within the higher reality of the Soul, but as an embryonic image of the Soul (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image), mankind is imbued with these same incremental divisions within himself. And in the same way that as a segment of the Whole, each Soul holographically inherits a vertical slice -- as an image of the Soul, each person inherits a vertical slice of their Higher Soul-Self. Which means that in the same way that the Great Multitude exists within the Mind of God -- and the multitude of soul-generated personalities exist within the higher reality of the individual Soul -- this means that this same division exists with each of us. Not only across the spectrum of a fragmented human personality, but also a fragmented lower nature that is comprised of the lower three earthly kingdoms. And so long as we remain fragmented and divided, it will be impossible for us to achieve the next stage of Soul-Birth where we become At-One with our Higher Soul-Self that is the true Being of Light that we are.
Returning to the above statements: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen... -- And why the Gospel of Thomas statement "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you" -- and the statement of the modern physicist who portrays the images we see as the facade of a "blemish" or shadow-image of the "outer darkness" or shadow-image in Plato's Cave of illusions -- because we dwell in a divided three-dimensional realm, what we are perceiving with our very limited earth-bound and generated senses, are aspects of mind that are presented to us in allegorical imagery. Which means that only when we begin to understand what we see -- with the allegorical meaning of the form of the imagery -- only then can we begin to "Recognize what is in [our] sight...". And only then can be begin to perceptively-comprehend the higher twelve-dimensional source that causes what the physicist portrays as a "blemish". But what does this mean? In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”. Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source. The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.” If you understand what is being said, then you can begin to understand why Mystics who have walked the spiritual path in search of Gnosis and the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God, have traditionally warned others that what they see with their physical eyes -- i.e., the objects that appear to their organic senses and mind as being concrete and solid matter -- is merely an illusion. And if we ask the question, what does this mean? What we are confronted with is a reality that few biblical skeptics are even prepared to embrace -- i.e., that the allegorical nature of the scriptures is merely an extension of man's own consciousness, mind and being. Because we dwell in a three-dimensional world, what we are seeing is images of mind impressed into the allegorical images of Nature. As modern science has already proven, what man sees as concrete matter, is in reality a spectrum of frequencies (of thought) that the physical mind interprets as being concrete -- and in reality, the images that we physically see are very much aspects of mind impressed into allegorical forms and symbols of nature that reveal to the seeker/disciple the Forces and Laws operating within their own mind and being (see The Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter).
The Source Of Soul-Light: If our True-Self is a Being of White Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) -- i.e., Manifest Intellect and Knowing -- in a holographic reality, God is also White-Light, and All-Knowing -- which means that as expressions of both God and our Higher Soul-Self, we are also white light. Which provokes the question: If this is true, then why don't we appear as a being of white light? The answer is very simple: We can only perceive with our physical senses, that part of us that is of the earth's vibration -- i.e., our physical eyes are comprised of earth-matter, and can only perceive that vibration which is of the earth. From the perspective of the modern physicist, that part of us that we see is very much the "blemish" within the greater Ćtheric Field of the self -- i.e., quoting physicist Walter Thirring in his book, Urbausteine der Materie where he wrote about matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context. It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field. The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.” Which, is portrayed in the words of cyberneticist David Foster who described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source. The holographic reality says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”
What this means is that our brains which are made-up of earth-matter, can only detect those parts of self that is of an earth-vibrational frequency. Which is why the Gospel of Thomas states: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you...". Those people who have developed their innate resources of mind, and have manifest to varying degrees what the scriptures portray as the "eyes to see", and are able to observe that our form as a man or woman is the result of the interaction of the forces in the greater field that surrounds our physical body, are able to see more than those who lack the "eyes to see" -- i.e., the prophecy of Isaiah when Jesus said: "In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving" (Matt 13:14). While Jesus said of his disciples whose eyes, ears and perceptive-understanding had been opened and were no longer limited to the physical: "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear" (Matt 13:15), this is not the case with organic man in his natural state of divided development.
From the perspective of the pattern of mind as portrayed in the Tree of Life, so long as a person is looking out with undeveloped senses, through the divided eyes of male or female, they will remain blind to man's higher Soul-Reality. If the Divine Pattern of Creation is Mother/Father God, and the Third-Force of Logos or Son of God that is representative of the Mind of God, then unless we can overcome our own division of male and female, we will remain blind to our own higher Soul-Reality. In like manner, our Soul-Self ( SoulSelf.org ) that was created in the image of God, is a Being of White Light -- wherein, the division of male/female at that level of our Being is in Oneness. Quoting The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia under the heading of Souls, Transmigration of: “The doctrine of transmigration of Souls, which was especially accepted by the Karaites… is defended by Isaac Abravanel and Manasseh ben Israel. It appears often in Cabala; it is found in organized form in the Zohar, it is further developed in the teachings of Isaac Luria (1534-1572), and in Hasidism it becomes a universal belief. According to these teachings, all human Souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual Souls... The sin of Adam brought higher and lower Souls into confusion; as a result, every Soul has to pass through a series of incarnations... The Soul itself has no sex, which is determined by the body and may vary from incarnation to incarnation”. The Soul has no sex, because our True-Self -- i.e., our Soul-Self -- is not divided across the spectrum of male and female -- and is therefore the very embodied manifestation of Intellect and Light. Thus, the pre-existent Soul of man which are portrayed as "..sparks of which form the individual Souls..." are in fact the Beings of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) encountered by some in a Near Death Experience -- and it is this Being of Light that is asexual and without a physical body as we perceive in this world, that is each person's true form and self. But what this also means is that so long as we are looking out at the world through the eyes of a man or woman -- or thinking and perceiving reality from the perspective of a man or woman -- that we will remain incapable of perceiving and comprehending our own higher Soul-Reality.
In the article at SoulSelf.org where white light is discussed, the reality of white light is that it is comprised of the seven colors of the rainbow -- which in sound, equates to the Octave. In Genesis 9:13 it states: "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." And the Bow (rainbow) is a sign of the embodiment of the One that is comprised of the Seven -- which is comprised of the Twelve -- and it is this pattern that is holographically replicated into all of Creation.
The important point to consider is the fact that within the spectrum of white light, exists the seven colors that when diffused as presented in the above image at the right, is seen in the condition of separation from the other colors. Which means that holographically where the pattern is replicated, the White Light of God is comprised of Seven Kingdoms -- as is the white light of the Soul -- with the potential of white in the Ćtheric bodies and/or Aura that surrounds the physical body of mankind. And while on one level each of the seven kingdoms are At-One in the Wholeness of the White Light, they also exist as separate entities on another level where we can see that the White Light is comprised of Seven Independent colors. Just like in sound, an Octave is comprised of the seven incremental primary notes, which when the half tones are included, gives us the magic number of twelve -- with the twelve portraying the four (4) trinities that comprise the pattern and blueprint of the Mind. But more important is the reality that it is therefore impossible to have White Light apart from the Seven Colors that form and manifest the White Light. Further, what we portray as Mind is the product of -- or third-force balance of -- the male/female opposites that must exist in order for the Mind to exist. In the Wisdom of the Ancients the Logos was a portrayal of the Mind of God -- and it existed as the Third-Force Balance or Offspring of Mother/Father God. The Logos or Mind of God also exists at the core of every person's being, and was portrayed by the followers of Jesus as the Son of God or True Prophet (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet ).
The reality of a hologram or holographic reality is that the pattern of the whole is replicated into each of the parts that make it up. And this is why the allegorical Genesis account states that mankind was Created in the Image of God -- "male and female he created them" -- which means that from a holographic perspective, everything that exists within God, also exists within mankind -- but so long as the polarities of male and female remain divided and detached, the person's perceptive understanding will remain limited and earth-bound. Which reality is expressed in the wisdom of the Delphic Oracle which states: "Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of Nature: If you do not find within your Self that which you seek, neither will you find it outside. If you ignore the wonders of your own House, how do you expect to find other wonders? In you is hidden the Treasure of Treasures. Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods." Which provokes the question: How can it even be stated: "If you do not find within your Self that which you seek, neither will you find it outside"??? While the vast majority of modern authorities would immediately reject this statement as absurd, when rightly understood it is true beyond even their ability to grasp and imagine!
The Source Of Soul-Light Part 2: And The Vertical Slice Of Creation: Genesis 9:13 reads: "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth" -- but what does this mean? Why is the rainbow with its seven color spectrum a sign of the covenant between God and Man? In the same way that within the Cosmic White Light of God there are Seven Kingdoms -- and holographically the seven kingdoms are replicated into the pattern of the each of our Higher Soul-Self -- and holographically the seven kingdoms of our Soul-Self are replicated into the pattern of man's physical Spiritual Centers (or what the Easterners call Chakras) -- which on one level exist as white light, while on another level are the independent colors or Centers of the body/mind of man. But, in order for the Soul-Self to be White Light, the Soul must be comprised of what can be portrayed as A Vertical Slice of the Pie of Creation -- just as man can be portrayed as a vertical slice of the Soul. And if mankind in the physical is the fourth kingdom, the lower three earthly kingdoms are perceived to appear to our senses as mineral, vegetable and animal. In a series of Nazirene forum posts which was named the original 600 Series, I portray the upper three heavenly kingdoms that would encompass spiritual center 5, 6 and 7. But what this also means is that the ONLY means to bring about a condition of At-Oneness with our Higher Soul-Self, is to achieve the Wholeness set forth in the Gospel Healings -- which is why the Eastern paths of meditation and suppression of the lower centers does not work to bring about the next stage of birth. In fact, the only source that has the process of birth correct, is the version of Gospel of Thomas saying 22 that is preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes which reads: And one of the disciples asked him, "How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God."
Throughout the above I confirm the teachings of Jewish Mysticism and the Zohar where it is written: "...According to these teachings, all human Souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual Souls...". And when it is recognized that the original spark of the Divine that formed the Soul was White Light -- and that the seven colors of the rainbow in harmony and oneness create the White Light -- then the evolution of the sparks in the formation of an Evolved and Great Light that forms the Being of Light, is dependent upon the evolution of each of those rays of color-vibration that comprise the White Light of the Soul. Which means that while there must be maintained a degree of separation for each of the seven kingdoms/colors to be expressed and interact -- while on another level a deeper connection must be maintained that brings about an interaction across the spectrum of the seven kingdoms/colors. This separation on one level, and connection on a deeper level, is not only true and maintained in the outer world, but also within each of us. Further, that in their separation, each of the seven kingdoms/colors are imbued with a level of consciousness appropriate for that level of mind -- and yet, only on the higher connected level of Mind that is beyond the perceptive-vision of man's untransformed earthly senses, are they perceived to be aspects of the Whole -- can man's Higher Soul-Reality be Manifest where the Seven are brought into a state of Oneness.
What this means is that at man's organic "natural" level of consciousness where he perceives the world with senses comprised of earth-matter, he is only able to perceive each of the earthly kingdoms in their separated reality of mineral, vegetable, animal -- and is only able to detect and perceive the three earthly-kingdoms in the fourth kingdom of mankind. Because his senses with which he looks out at the world are of an earth-vibratory frequency, he is not only blind to the upper three heavenly kingdoms, but is also unable to perceive the reality of the Whole where all seven kingdoms exist as One. In order to perceive the Whole Reality, each of the seven kingdoms must not only evolve and develop independently, but also be harmonized across that spectrum of mind and being where they exist as One. And throughout this article this self-knowledge that can be portrayed as the pattern and blueprint of self, is portrayed as the Cosmology of Mind and Being. And is the basis of the ancient adage that is presented in the Gospel of Thomas in the words: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".
When the question is posed to Jesus as to how the Kingdom is entered in that version of Gospel of Thomas saying 22 -- i.e., "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God." The key term here is the word CENTER -- meaning that the left and right male/female columns of the mind as portrayed in the Tree of Life -- along with the three upper heavenly kingdoms that must be merged with their lower natures in the three earthly kingdoms and brought into the CENTER -- which Center is the Kingdom of Man -- a condition portrayed in the phrase Son Of Man -- which equates to our becoming a Child of the Kingdom (see Children). And it is this reality that is expressed in the statement: "And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 18: 2-3). And it is this condition where the Whole of Self is in harmony and balanced in the CENTER, that portrays the one who has "turned about and become as a child" -- i.e., a child of the Kingdom in the manner that each of us was when as the prodigal son/daughter, we abandoned the Kingdom of the Father and traveled into this, the Far Country. And it is this "turned about" Condition which achieves Wholeness, that is presented in the question of the above teaching that has been preserved in the Gospel of Thomas: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." When you can accomplish this, you will not only become Whole, but you will manifest the White Light of your Higher Soul-Self. It might also be pointed out that the Center Sphere of the Tree of Life is the Love Sphere -- and this Sphere of Divine Love can only be active when the other 11 spheres exist in a condition of Wholeness.
Each of the three lower earthly kingdoms -- and the kingdom of man -- are interacting and evolving separately in the outer world. But the most important interaction is taking place within us where the lower three kingdoms are directly interacting with the fourth kingdom of human consciousness as manifest in the kingdom of man. In the case of most people, because of their immature and undeveloped condition, they are being ruled over by their lower animal nature (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature ). When one begins to understand the Cosmology of Mind and Being -- and they understand that the lower three earthly kingdoms are a reflection of the upper three heavenly kingdoms -- and such a person is able to bring the upper and lower together in the Center -- fulfilling the teaching: Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." Only then can Wholeness be achieved through the next stage of birth that transforms the self into a "child of the Kingdom" -- i.e., "...unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" . The images we perceive in the outer world, are aspects of mind impressed into the forms of nature -- interacting with each other in the process of mental and spiritual evolution.
Allegorical Aspects Of Mind: In this realm what we are in fact seeing with our physical senses, is allegorical forms imposed on the images of nature which represent aspects of mind. Quoting a paragraph from Science Proves Religion http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ScienceProves .
The Universe is a Great Mind: In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”. And the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”. Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source. The holographic reality says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”
What is the impact of these findings of modern science? The reality that is being conveyed is that what we perceive as solid physical matter, is being interpreted in this manner because our brains interpret that frequency to make what we see appear concrete. Moreover, what it also means is that we perceive only a fraction of Creation because our brains, which by virtue of the fact of their physical nature, can only detect frequencies that are within the same (physical) spectrum. In the same way that in order to be effective, an antenna must possess the physical characteristics that enables it to receive a certain range of the frequencies that the device (radio, TV, wireless phone, etc.) is intended to operate within, our physical mind and bodies are designed to function within a certain spectrum of Creation -- and this is predicated by the fact that our physical nature is composed of the elements that are of this world.
Further quoting from: The Great Allegory Of Mind And Matter - What Do We See? http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#AllegoryOfMindAndMatter
Perhaps the key to bridging the visionary perception of the Gnostic Mystics who authored the scriptures, with that of modern cyberneticist David Foster who described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source, is in beginning to understand why we see allegorical images. In David Fosters words: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.” And only then can we begin to grasp why Jesus stated that organic man dwells in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness ), and why Plato portrayed man as dwelling in a type of Cave of Illusion (see Illusions ). And the answer is provided in the above words that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space." Explaining that our "...brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”
What this means is that we dwell in a Great Mind -- and based upon the frequencies of thought that we perceive and interact with our physical senses, our brains interpret these frequencies in the allegorical forms that we perceive as being concrete matter. Each aspect of thought is represented by a (universal) symbol that our brains interpret in the form that we observe when we look out at the world. But if we pose the question: Is what we see concrete matter? And why are these forms in the outer world said to be an illusion? What we are in fact seeing is animated thought-generated symbols -- i.e., thoughts that our brains (organic consciousness) interpret in the context of an allegorical symbol that we perceive as the shapes and forms that our physical consciousness interprets in the appearance and meaning that we see it as. Thus, the words of Karl Pribram in the February 1979 Psychology Today interview where it is stated that: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events”. In the words that “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong..." -- what is being conveyed is that what you see -- or think you see -- in the outer world of appearances, is thought portrayed in an allegorical form that permits the people stuck in the limitations of this realm, to interact with a higher reality (of mind) that is beyond their conception -- and even beyond their wildest imaginations.
We dwell in a world of animated mental imagery -- a world where aspects of mind are impressed into the forums of nature -- this enables us to physically interact with aspects of mind -- and while the forms with which these images are imbued are cast by Universal Mind, because each of us is under a different sequence of Laws by virtue of the fragment our mind is polarized to within the spheres of the Tree of Life, we then perceive the forms of mental imagery from an often uniquely different and sometimes opposite perspective than what is perceived and understood from another person. This segmented perspective which is responsible for what we can portray as the Tower of Babel Syndrome with which organic man is imbued, causes man to not only understand the allegorical accounts of the scriptures differently, but also the mental imagery of the outer physical world itself -- as explored in the foregoing, and presented to us in the 90th Chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes where it is stated: "The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them. Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all..."
Therefore, each person not only has a unique perspective of the universal symbols of mind as expressed in the mental imagery of the forms impressed into Nature -- but each person's perception is further narrowed by (1) what sphere of mind they are polarized to; (2) the Laws they were /are born under; (3) gender; (4) the filter of race; (5) the cultural influences of their present life; (6) the influence of religion and philosophy; (7) each person's personal level of mental evolution they have achieved over the course of the past lives their higher Soul-Self has lived. The result is that what each person sees and evaluates in the outer world, more often than not is a reflection of that person's own mind and thinking. And it is through this interaction with a reflected image and imagery of their own mind, that forces each persons growth and development through the interactions of life which are brought about by the Laws that have created each person's learning curriculum of life -- with the objective being to force each individual into mental interactions which not only serve the individual needs of each person, but bring about that person's own evolutionary development of mind.
That the organic mind of man only sees the outward allegorical form that has been imbedded in nature as a symbol of what that form indicates, is the illusions of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness", and what Plato portrayed as the shadow-images of the Cave of illusions. Only as your higher aspects of mind develop -- overcoming your divided nature -- drawing nearer to your Higher Soul-Self -- do you begin to see the meaning of the allegorical symbols of this world -- i.e., "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".
If all that we see in the outer world is the result of the forces exerted in the underlying Field -- i.e., the words of Einstein that “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” -- the form that is impressed into the shape that we see, is an allegorical representation of the aspect of mind that the symbol expresses. In the same way that a phallic symbol which was used by the ancients expresses the male generative power, the penis itself expresses an aspect of mind that is universal. And this is true not only of all the parts of the body, but also everything that exists in the outer world -- which is merely a larger scale and pattern of mind expressed and impressed into matter -- i.e., mental-imagery. Which means that a dog, appears to us in that physical form that we see and interact with as a K9, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the physical form of a dog. A dog, therefore, is an aspect of mind impressed into the form of nature which we observe. When Jesus warned not to give what is holy to dogs, what he was presenting was the reality that a dog represents a condition of mind projected into the forms of matter that we see -- and people who are ruled over by this condition of mind, are incapable of comprehending what is holy. And from an enlightened perspective, a swine, is a swine, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the form of the swine.
Thought Animated Symbols: The Egyptians expressed themselves in hieroglyphs -- and much of the Chinese languages represent thoughts impressed into symbols -- and when properly understood, everything that we see and interact with in the outer world is merely the thoughts of the Great Mind expressed in the allegorical forms of matter -- i.e., mental-imagery. The Gospel of Thomas declares: "His disciples said to him, When will the kingdom come? Jesus said, It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it." Which provokes the question: If the Kingdom of God lies before you, why, then, do you not see it? the answer is that because our physical senses are made-up of earth-matter, in their Natural state they are only capable of perceptive-sensing what is of an earth-frequency of vibration. In the subheading Nothing Hidden Or Concealed, I explore the reality that all the secrets of Creation lies before you -- but because organic man exists in an embryonic undeveloped state, he only perceives a very limited (allegorical) reality. To the degree that this reality is explored in the subheading Truth Cannot Exist In The World. It cannot exist on the lips of the scientist -- the lips of a teacher or professor -- or on the lips of a celebrated clergy or philosopher. Why? Because what you perceive is an allegorical image of a higher reality -- the Wholeness and Completion of which, is simply beyond your perceptive-comprehension. The Mystic authors of the scriptures knew and understood this principle of reality, and they employed the process of Anamnesis as the absolute Key to Enlightenment, Completion and Wholeness -- see also The Gospels Embody The Principles Of Anamnesis .
If you could take the vast realities of our own mind and express each aspect of mind in the form of a symbol that would animate the thought that each represents, then you would begin to grasp the reality of man as dwelling within an illusion that is an allusion -- i.e., a Matrix of mind expressed into symbols which animate each thought that is the building blocks of consciousness. And thus, we can begin to grasp the higher reality expressed by G.R.S. Mead, a foremost authority on the Gnostics, in his book entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where this explanation of the true nature of the scriptures is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”. And upon encountering these same patterns of thought in the dreams and thinking of his patients, was the reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness. Why did he come to recognize what the Gnostics were presenting? He found that many of his patients who knew absolutely nothing about either the Gnostics or scriptures, were in fact dreaming in these same symbolic symbols -- and thus, he began to recognize that the authors of the scriptures wrote in what is called the (allegorical) Universal Language of the Soul.
It as if we are looking at a child's picture-book where aspects of mind are presented to us in enigmatic and allegorical animated forms and images that have been impressed into Nature. In their animated form with which we interact, they convey to us a reality of mind that exists within each of us. And this is why the Gospel of Thomas proclaims: "Jesus said, Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you...". When rightly understood, what you are observing when you gaze outwardly are animated aspects of Mind impressed into the forms of Nature you are observing and interacting with you, that convey to you the mental qualities that these aspects of mind represent within your own consciousness. Jesus warned "...not to give what is holy to dogs" -- and it is not the four-legged variety of dogs that he was making reference to. The unclean animals in the Torah are representative of aspects of consciousness that must be transformed within the seeker's own mind and being, to make them serve their higher heavenly opposite (see Animal Sacrifice). When Jesus therefore portrays some people as dogs, this is because they are ruled over by what the consciousness of the dog manifests in both the Divine Mind and the Soul-Mind -- that is ruling over the person who can be likened to the qualities personified in a dog. And this is also true of all the animals of nature -- each impressed with a fragmented consciousness of the whole of the animal kingdom. But it is important to recognize that in the same way that on one level the animal consciousness appears to be independent, on another level is it intimately connected -- both to God, our Higher Soul-Self, as well as our own consciousness. And there are people who can look at a person's (undressed) body, and see the faces of the animals that comprise that person's lower nature. And the ability to actually release the lower animal nature and consciousness to accomplish tasks for the person, is an integral part of the ancient Hawaiian religion of Huna -- as well as other indigenous religions that were more in tune with man's lower nature. The movie, The Emerald Forest (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emerald_Forest and the DVD at https://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Forest-Powers-Boothe/dp/B0000542C6 ) presents an indigenous tribe who possess this ability. And if the Europeans who crossed the ocean had learned from the Native Americans how to release their lower animal nature to perform tasks -- as a person would use a trained dog -- then their understanding of the life they were living would have been greatly enhanced.
When the biblical authors stated that man's higher Soul-Reality was beyond his comprehension (see Animal-Soul http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ), a really big obstacle to his comprehension is in his inability to understand his own lower animal nature. We enter this life to achieve Wholeness across the spectrum of the seven kingdoms that provide us the bio-energy or vital life-force upon which our consciousness is manifest. Being holographically created in the image of our Source of Being, we are allotted a vertical slice of our Higher Soul-Self, which is imbued with a vertical slice of the Divine Mind -- which means that our lower animal nature is an integral part of our mind and consciousness -- and the evolution and development of our lower animal nature is what is allegorically set forth in the Torah as Animal Sacrifice (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#AnimalTemple ). If the Jews had not thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge by interpreting the scriptures outwardly -- instead of turning the scriptures within their own mind and being -- the Jews would have understood that it was their own lower animal nature that was being allegorical set forth as in need of transformation (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature ). And it was this lower animal nature that Paul was making reference to when he proclaimed: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).
All Opposites are male/female in relation to each other -- and the three kingdoms of your lower nature are the reflective (feminine) opposites of your higher (male) heavenly nature -- and the two must be joined in order to achieve Wholeness in the Center -- i.e., "...the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female". How much you achieve in this life will be dependent upon how much of your lower nature you can merge and make ONE with your higher heavenly nature of the upper three kingdoms above the fourth kingdom of man. And this esoteric reality is explored in the subheading The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#GospelEnigma . Quoting from this link:
In the same way that genetically, the embryo that forms the body when an infant is born into this world is the merger and balance of 23 pairs of chromosomes from the mother and father, what is being presented in the words of the Gospel of Thomas -- i.e., "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..." -- is the means by which the Feminine-Intuitive and Male-Linear opposite spheres of mind within the pattern of the twelve spheres of the Tree of Life must be brought into a state of Evolved Wholeness and Oneness, in order for the mind of the seeker to evolve beyond what Paul portrays as an "animal-Soul" level of consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature), and for the Kingdom to come in the manner that was promised in the Gospel -- i.e., "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17). Which provokes the question: Overcomes what? Overcome the division of the Tree of Duality of the person's own mind as explored in the article The Tree Of Life -- as personified in the statement: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7). Which spiritually transformative process is personified in the words of the Gospel of Thomas: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom".
When this crucial teaching of Jesus that was removed from our traditional Gospels portrays "...the above like the below", it is making reference to the lower three earthly kingdoms with the upper three heavenly kingdoms. When the above teaching states "when you make the male and the female one and the same", it is making reference to the male/female outer columns of the Tree of Duality being brought into the Center Column of the Tree of Life. The inside and the outside is of course when you are able to bring the reflective images of the outer world with the reality of the inner. And when you can bring the whole shebang into the Center, only then can you achieve Wholeness -- experiencing the next stage of birth -- and becoming a Child of the Kingdom. Now if the above is complex, the next part must be considered ultra-complex. Because TIME is a dimension of mind and consciousness -- and all the (failed) images portrayed in Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see beginning at Man As An Embryonic Soul Image http://SoulSelf.org#EmbryonicSoulImage ), where in the Soul Mind-Matrix each of the (failed) images continue to exist as nerve endings or dendrites that connect the upper three kingdoms with the Soul with the lower three kingdoms -- thereby creating a type of permanent connection between the upper mind of the Soul with the lower mind. And this is one of the Higher Soul Realities that Paul warned would be rejected as "foolishness" by Christians of the simple-faith, as well as all of organic man.
If you entered what I call the Realm of Souls, you would encounter each person in their true form as a Being of Light. What is the Source of this Divine Light? Each Soul is the embodiment of the Light that it has developed over the course of all the lives that Soul has lived from the Alpha of Creation to the Present. Most Souls have made very little progress -- they are followers of the various groups they are attached to -- and when observed in the Realm of Souls, they exist as weak flickering distant stars. The more advanced the Soul, the greater the depth and intensity of the Light of that Soul. Political, cultural, philosophical and religious leaders are what can be portrayed as advanced Souls -- and they re-enter from life to life with other Souls who are part of their entourage of Souls who are karmically attached each other and to the group their Soul has incarnated with. While all groups enter to grow and develop, other groups are subject to what can be portrayed as negative-karma because of that Soul-groups past actions where they violated the freedom and rights of others. Many of these groups dwell in what Jesus portrays The Prison (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#ThePrison ). The leaders today, are the same leaders written about in the history books. All the despots of the past, are on the worlds stage at present continuing their struggles with their adversaries. Often, the sides have been switched -- with past victims becoming aggressors, while aggressors in the past recast in the role of victims.
Many of the mainstream Reform and Conservative Jews were angered when Rabbi Ovadia Yosefan, the former chief rabbi of Israel -- a religious scholar who was also the spiritual leader of the Shas party -- made the statement that no innocent Jews died in the Holocaust. What Rabbi Yosefan said was that the 6 million Holocaust victims "were reincarnations of the Souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done.” Rabbi Yosefan explained that these Souls who had previously lived lives of sin, “…had been reincarnated in order to atone.” Immediately, all sectors of the population -- from then Prime Minister Barak, to the Holocaust survivors -- condemned the rabbi's remarks. In a communiqué issued from his office, Barak stated: “His words are liable to harm the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust and are liable to hurt the feelings of their families and the feelings of the entire nation.”
Legislator Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, who had been himself a Holocaust survivor who at that time headed the secularist Shinui party, condemned Rabbi Yosef’s statements and said he was “… in effect confirming what Hitler said, that the Jews are sinners.” Holocaust organizations and the two main Israeli radio stations reported that they were inundated with phone calls and fax messages, most of them criticizing Yosef's statement. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum labeled Yosef's remarks “miserable” and said they “seriously harm the memory of the victims.” In a released statement the museum said: “With all due respect to such a leader, it's hard to understand where Rabbi Yosef gets the courage to explain the intentions and ways of the supreme authority.” Attempting to clarify his words in the following week to a populace that did not comprehend one of the most paramount teachings of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, Rabbi Yosef cited a 16th century Jewish mystic, Isaac Luria, who wrote: “If the Soul was not purified entirely the first time, and it left this world, that Soul must come back in a reincarnation, even a few times, until it is entirely purified.”
What Rabbi Yosef stated was that all those Jews who died at the hands of Hitler, were merely reaping their own debts they had themselves committed in a previous life (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ). And while the secular Jewish leaders were offended by his statement, Rabbi Yosef did not state that they were Jews when they committed the sins that invoked the Laws of Cause and Effect upon them. From the perspective of the Laws that pseudo-authorities are in denial of, the scriptures state: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). And this could just as well be expressed in the words: The chickens of those people who suffered under Hitler, had come home to roost -- and in that life they inherited the fruit of their own past actions.
What the Rabbi suggested was that, even though we may appear to be the innocent victim in this present life, this was not always the case -- and each of us inherits both the good and the evil that we have personally and collectively engendered in the previous existences our Soul has lived prior to our being born into the present life we are now living -- as so clearly stated in the words of the Church Father Origen when he wrote: “Every Soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis). Thus, the common message proclaimed, was the confirmation of the great biblically defined truth that what goes around comes around: “Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8 NKJ); “Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies” (Prov 1:31 NKJ); “But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception” (Hosea 10:13 NIV); “God will give to each person according to what he has done” (Rom 2:6 NIV); “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Gal 6:7-8 NIV); “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Rev 13:9-10 NKJ); “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:6 NIV); “His disciples asked him [Jesus], Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn 9:2 NIV). Yet, because certain New Testament teachings were removed by the Pagan Church of Rome, modern Christians are at a total loss when they attempt to explain how the Laws work in the life of man -- and even the very reason why bad things seemingly happed to good people -- or why a benevolent God ordains the good and evil that man is incapable of understanding (see The Laws That Control Our Lives ).
The Light Of Spiritually Advanced Souls: In Spirit, those who can be portrayed as a Spiritually Advanced Soul, would appear as a Great Overpowering and Deep Light. And this Soul-Reality should provoke a number of important questions: What is the source of this Great Light? Why are the vast majority of Souls undeveloped, and are perceived as weak flickering lights? While more advanced Souls as more intense lights with greater depth? While what can be portrayed as a Spiritually Advanced Soul, would be perceived as Great Lights? In fact, only in this world of Commonality, can an undeveloped Soul, a more advanced Soul, and a Great Spiritually Advanced Soul appear to be on the same level of equality. Thus, the question must be asked: What is the source of the Light of the Soul? And because few people possess the Light of Higher Understanding, this also is one of the major flaws in the thinking of those people (both East and West) who imagine that the body is a mere vessel they are inhabiting that will be cast away when they have competed their present lives. From an Eastern perspective where it is taught that the Soul jumps from body to body in each succeeding life until the wheel of reincarnation is broken, I have heard the statement that the body is like an automobile -- and in the same way that one gets rid of an old car, the Soul discards an old body and acquires a new one as a vehicle while in this world. We have all heard the rhetoric: "I am a spiritual being, living a physical life" -- but this concept embraced by many, is simply not exactly true. By being created in the "image" of God, each Soul has been imbued with what can be said to be a vertical slice of Creation. @@@
The body that you are presently inhabiting is a vertical slice of the lower nature of your own Higher Soul-Self that you have entered into the physical to refine and transform. In the same way that each Higher Soul-Self inherits a vertical slice of Creation -- you, as a Soul-generated personality, inherit a vertical slice of your Higher Soul-Self. As explored in the subheading, The Folly Of Original Sin: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#OriginalSin where the Wisdom of Solomon is quoted as stating: “Now I was a child good by nature, and… being good, I came into a body undefiled”.
Each person's ability to learn, advance, and comprehend man's higher reality, is all dependent upon the Condition of the lower three kingdoms of that Soul which the Soul-generated personality inherited when entering into a life. Again quoting the Church Father Origen from the previous link on Original Sin: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity [an untarnished wedding garment] He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of Souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.
When Origen makes reference to the reality that each person, "...according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor", what is being presented is the Laws of Creation that orchestrate each one of the lives a Soul lives based upon the accomplishments of that Soul (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ). And because the Laws of Creation are imbued with the power to evolve each and every Soul from the Alpha of Ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light -- presenting to each Soul a Labyrinth of choices that test and open the opportunity of advancement -- what the Church Father Origin portrays is a great Truth that is not at all understood in modern times.
What Origen is stating is that when a Soul-generated personality enters this life and inherits a physical body that has been put through the process of refinement -- with the animal nature evolved, domesticated and made a faithful servant to that Soul's Higher Spiritual Nature -- that Soul-personality as a "vessel of honor", is able to make great gains based upon the opportunities and choices that Soul-generated personality makes. When Paul speaks of organic "natural" man's inability to comprehend man's higher Soul-Reality because he is of an "animal-Soul" level of consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature), it is because the vertical slice of that Soul's lower (animal) nature which the Soul-generated personality inherited, was never refined and evolved -- a reality that Origen portrays as a "vessel of dishonor". And this is why organic man in the Gospel of the Nazirenes is portrayed as beasts who walk in the form of man. Further, this is why Paul wrote of the necessity to "…beat my body and make it my slave..." (1 Cor 9:27 NIV) -- and why Christians are commanded to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV) -- with the warning: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). When Gospel of Thomas saying 22 states the requirement to make the "below and the above" one and the same, it is because the lower three earthly Spiritual Centers serve as a (reflective) foundation for the upper three heavenly Spiritual Centers -- and all seven Centers must be in balanced-wholeness, in order to manifest the White Light that forms from the segments of the rainbow -- i.e., Genesis 9:13 reads: "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth".
When Jesus taught the multitudes of people in parables -- i.e., "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV) -- those people among the multitudes who had entered that life with a refined and evolved lower nature, were able to understand with greater clarity and comprehension the spiritual meaning of the parable. While the multitudes only heard parabolic accounts, those more evolved Souls who entered life as a "vessel of honor", perceived and comprehended what the vast majority of the multitudes of people could not. Which reality of carnal imposed deafness, blindness and barrier to higher understanding prompted the Wycliffe Bible Commentary to write that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...” With the far-reaching implications embodied in the reality that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”. And while this is true, what must be examined is the meaning of the term "initiate" as one who has evolved to the level where they can be portrayed as IN THE HOUSE -- where the multitudes are portrayed as being "without" (see In The House).
What Jesus stated was of such a profound importance to comprehend if the seeker/disciple was to begin to understand the true meaning of the scriptures as set forth in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, that Jesus then warned: "And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?" (Mark 4:13 ASV). And what this means is that if you fail to understand the meaning of the parable of the Sower and the Seed, and put its teachings into practice in your daily lives, that it will be impossible for you to understand any part of the spiritual meaning of the Gospel teachings. And if you fail to understand the meaning of the term "In The House", and the difference in the reality of those who Jesus portrayed in the words: "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand" -- that you will dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- walking upon what Jesus portrayed as the "broad-way of self-destruction" (Matt 7:13-14). To become what is conveyed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed as the "good ground", it is absolutely necessary to live in strict accord with the Gospel Teachings. Which transformation of self into the "good ground" refines and evolves the lower nature within which the seed of the Soul has been planted at conception, and creates within self the necessary environment for the the Logos to In-Dwell -- i.e., "Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23-24 NIV). But this becomes impossible for those who believe in accord with the dogma and traditions of men, and live a lifestyle in accord with the ways of this world.
The word "initiate" as used by the Wycliffe Bible Commentary, should be understood as a person who has inherited a refined and evolved lower nature by virtue of the previous accomplishments of their Higher Soul-Self. And this is why Jesus could talk to the multitudes, and only the more advanced Souls would understand the spiritual meaning. This is also true with respect to the allegorical meaning of the scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) -- wherein, the perception and comprehension of each reader is in relation to not only their own ability to comprehend -- but even their ability to understand why the scriptures are composed in the allegorical Language of the Soul, is contingent upon the refinement and evolution of the lower nature they inherited when Soul-generated into any given life. The authors of the scriptures understood this reality of mankind and human nature -- and they therefore composed the whole of their sacred writings in allegory and parables within a parable. The authors of the scriptures were Mystics Who Were Hunted Down As Heretics -- and they understood the need to employ the body of faith-based believers as a type of Mule who would perform the important function of preserving the essential (esoteric) body of knowledge that was concealed and hidden within the body of the written text of the parabolic writings. In view of the fact that the authors of the scriptures all understood that their more advanced Souls would return in the future, in many instances the body of concealed knowledge that was transported by the faith-based mules, enabled them to restore and regenerate themselves in Soul-generated future lives. After regeneration and rebirth, they would then be in a position to assist and guide the faith-based believers into a greater understanding of the scriptures and a more spiritual comprehension of man's true reality.
Is the mind of an infant empty? Or does the infant possess the innate ability to tap into a pre-existing source of knowledge within himself that exceeds all of the wisdom of this world that he could be taught in the traditional manner? Modern academia, our culture and mainstream religions, all base their teachings upon the empty-mind philosophy -- which is in total opposition to the scriptures and the wisdom of the wise and enlightened ancients. And when rightly understood, modern faith-based believers fail to understand the very foundation of the scriptures they promote, because they fail to understand even the nature and purpose of the Gospels. The scriptures are based upon the process of anamnesis -- or, drawing from a pre-existing source within the child/person's own mind. Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. The article then goes on to say: "Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the Soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the Soul from eternity... What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student." And this is why the Apostle Peter is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement as stating with respect to the scriptures: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" Why should the scriptures not be read and understood in accord with "an extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"? Because the whole of the scriptures are an allegorical presentation using and employing catalysts that connect the outer physical consciousness with the pre-existing inner Soul and spiritual consciousness -- which when rightly understood, is the very essence of the process of anamnesis. Therefore, when you attempt to teach the meaning of the scriptures, you negate the catalysts and symbols that are contained in the scriptural body, and you inhibit and atrophie the development of those areas of mind that must be developed in order to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge. Further, this is why Jesus commanded his disciples that they can only have ONE TEACHER -- the True Prophet or Logos -- that dwells within them at the very Core of their Consciousness (see True Prophet). With respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that he is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their Souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other." In their abandonment of the Gospel First Principles and the One Source of the Truth of all Truths that is drawn out through the process of Anamnesis, the modern Christian world has virtually nothing in common with the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings. But what this also means is that the more we learn in the traditional manner as embraced by academia, the more we suppress those innate resources of mind that have the ability to tap into this Inner Source of Ultimate Truth (see Academia And The Feminist Cultural War On Women http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#AcademiaWarOnWomen ). And with respect to the true meaning of the scriptures: the more we study commentaries, attend Bible study groups, and the teachings of traditional religious institutions and authorities, the more we alienate ourselves from the True and Spiritual meaning of the Gospels.
Mankind is portrayed in the parable of the two sons as the younger son who abandons the Kingdom of the Father, and squanders away his divine inheritance on "riotous living" in this realm which is called the Far Country -- also portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which, when rightly understood, parallels the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions (see Cave). In the Gospel of Thomas this world is portrayed in the rather profound statement: (56) Jesus said, "He who has come to understand this world shall discover (only) a corpse, and whoever has discovered a corpse shall transcend beyond this world." Which implies the reality, that the only means by which mankind can be restored to his original condition, is to transcend and move beyond the limitations of this world -- i.e., the Far Country that is not his place of origin. And this was and remains the ONLY objective of the authors of the scriptures in the composition of their Sacred Writings.
In the fourth century the Church of Constantine took the most corrupted copies of the scriptures and further edited them to make them reflect the (Mithraic) beliefs of Pagan Rome. What they did was inhibit the Christian world from using the scriptures for their intended purpose as the Key of Knowledge -- removing the most important spiritual teachings and concepts -- and reframing them as mere historical accounts. And in this respect the Church Father Origen portrayed the historical facade of the literal text as virtually worthless -- i.e., “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics). In the same way that the Gospel of Thomas portrays the wisdom and knowledge of this world as a "corpse", Origen correctly portrays what we teach in academia, our churches, and our cultural wisdom as worthless "shadow" faux-knowledge. Why? Because whatever is genuine in this world connects the outer with the inner, the below with the above -- i.e., Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom" (Gospel Of Thomas). The objective of the scriptures was to connect the prodigal sons and daughters who are lost in this, the Far Country of the Outer Darkness of Mind and Being, with their Inner Source. Using the process of Anamnesis and the symbols of the scriptures as catalysts to connect "...the inside [with] the outside ...and the above [with] the below ..[thereby] making the male and the female one and the same" -- enabling the prodigal sons and daughters to be restored to the Kingdom. But the rewriting and corruption of the scriptures in the Churches attempt to only support the historical facade, has inhibited the faith-based believers from fulfilling the Original Objectives and Purpose of the Gospels.
To their own detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle: “let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV). What the Apostle is herein very clearly predicting is that there would come a time when the god of the Christian Church will be a false god. Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time that the Apostle could have been referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine. With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary). Not to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: “But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction”. Ultimately, what this means to the modern believer is that each and every church authority from the fourth-century to the present, as well as every single preacher of the gospel, speaks from the position of concession -- which concession is that there is a great void in their knowledge of the truth. Thus, one of the core presumptions upon which our present-day doctrine of faith is based, is that these words of the Apostle Paul are not true. One of the major causes of the present state of doctrinal chaos is the failure of modern pastors and church authorities to recognize that the key to their dilemma is found in the prediction of the Apostle that there would come a time of total abandonment of the Gospel with respect to the desolation of all genuine spiritual Christian ideas and concepts.
The purpose of the Gospels was to restore the prodigal sons to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination which is their True Source. The objective of the god of this world which in the parable is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country, is to keep the prodigal sons shackled to the things of this world. Which meant that the most important spiritual teachings in the Gospels had to be removed, while the scriptures themselves rewritten to support only the historical facade of the written word which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14). The first of the scriptures to get a rewrite and pagan makeover, was the Book of Acts. When the further corruption of the scriptures was seen by both the Ebionite Nazirenes and the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians, they buried seven (7) caches of scriptures in accord with the numbers and places in the already edited Book of Acts, that would enable these more pure copies of scriptures to be recovered in the future. And because of the advent of a coming spiritual rebirth, this is why both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of scriptures was discovered in the 1945-47 timeframe. And the importance of these scriptures is explored in my introduction to the Gospel of Thomas (see http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org ). Because the more spiritually advanced Souls were born into physical bodies where the lower animal nature was more refined and evolved, these more advanced Souls could read these more pure scriptures, and begin to perceive the deeper spiritual meaning that lied concealed beneath the facade of the written text. Thus, in the same way that it was written of Jesus that: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV) -- those whose lower animal nature was more refined and evolved, were able to comprehend the higher spiritual meaning of the parable. And in much the same way, the many healings and miracles in the written text of the scriptures, possess a deeper spiritual meaning that could only be seen and comprehended by those with the spiritual eyes and understanding to perceive the deeper spiritual meaning that was lying concealed beneath the facade of the written text that Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).
Thus, the great looming question: What is the Source of the Great Light of a Spiritually Advanced Soul? The Answer that is not at all understood in modern times: Because, as stated above, TIME is a dimension of Mind -- and the past lives of each Soul continue to dwell within what can be portrayed as the Soul Mind-Matrix -- portrayed by St. Teresa of Avila in the reality that "The Soul...", writes St. Teresa, is as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions” (Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila). Each Soul-generated personality which the Soul has lived through, dwells in what St. Teresa portrays as a single room within the Soul-Manson or Matrix. And when this Higher Reality is understood, the Light of the Soul is the product of the above personification of Gospel of Thomas saying 22 -- i.e., the merger of the lower with the upper, the left with the right, and the inner and the outer -- across the spectrum of TIME -- manifesting in the present in the Light of Each Individual Soul. Which means that the Intensity and Depth of Light of each Soul is the product (across the dimension of Time) of the connections and merger of male/female opposites as manifest in the upper/lower, left/right and inner/outer aspects of Soul-Mind through the personalities that the Soul has lived.
In the same way that within the Mind of God the ALL Exists across the spectrum of the Seven Kingdoms -- and each Soul is as a vertical slice of the Divine Pie Of Creation, holographically containing all aspects of Creation -- the animal kingdom is an integral part of the Mind of God, also the Mind of the Soul, and as well the mind of man. And when the Soul-personality/image is generated and made part of the body at conception, the body of that person is formed by the lower three kingdoms coming together within the womb of the mother -- which lower nature collected from the lower three kingdoms, then forms the physical body of the fetus. Man is of the Fourth Kingdom -- and brings together within himself the three upper Heavenly Kingdoms and the three lower Earthly Kingdoms. But at physical death, the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms are released back into nature where they continue their existence as the animals of this world. This process is somewhat explored at the subheading Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature. Which means that the animals that man interacts with in the outer world, are very much the lower nature of people who are not presently manifest in the earth -- but it is important to understand that these animals in the outer world are acting as catalysts for each person to interact with their own lower animal nature. Which means that if you eat the flesh of dead animals, you are strengthening the beast of your own lower nature -- thereby inhibiting the process of refinement and and evolution -- and karmically, your own lower animal nature once released back into the world, will suffer the same fate you subject the animal kingdom to. Quoting from the foregoing link:
Once again we must pose the question as to what is the level of consciousness of those who can be portrayed as a cosmic ovum and sperm? A reality that modern Christians are not even prepared to come to terms with is presented in the statement by one of the earliest of Christian writers named Justin Martyr where he makes reference to the doctrine of transmutation -- i.e., the embodiment of a person in the body of a beast which is portrayed as punishment for the misdeeds of a previous life -- when he (Justin) answers the question of Trypho, the Jew, and writes: "And what do those suffer who are judged to be unworthy of this spectacle? said he. They are imprisoned in the bodies of certain wild beasts, and this is their punishment" (Dialogue of Justin With Trypho, a Jew). Which provokes the question: Is this really a teaching of Jesus and the original Ebionite Nazirene Christians? Where could such a thought have originated? If the Gospels had not been corrupted, Christians would have access to the teaching which has been preserved in the 88th chapter of The Gospel Of The Nazirenes where Jesus states: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man. Are they men or women in the image of God whose ways of violence, of oppression and wrong, who choose a lie rather than the truth? No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God, And for this cause came I into the world, and for this I have suffered at the hands of sinners." Going even one step further the Church Father Origen explains that: "By some inclination toward evil, certain spirit Souls come into bodies, first of men; then, due to their association with the irrational passions after the allotted span of human life, they are changed into beasts, from which they sink to the level of plants. From this condition they rise again through the same stages and are restored to their heavenly place" (Origen, On First Principles, B. W. Butterworth, translator). What is being said is that while man is of the fourth kingdom -- i.e. with the mineral, vegetable and animal below him in the first three kingdoms of Nature -- the Soul's birth in the physical body presents to that Soul the opportunity to become of the Fourth Kingdom which we associate with the Kingdom of Man. And what the Soul-generated personality achieves in this life, will determine whether that person is able to achieve the necessary subsequent stages of birth.
With respect to the Fourth Kingdom and the upper three heavenly and lower three earthly kingdoms, Manly P. Hall wrote in The Secret Teachings Of All Ages: "Man’s three bodies are symbolized by an upright triangle; his threefold spiritual nature by an inverted triangle. These two triangles, when united in the form of a six-pointed star, were called by the Jews 'the Star of David,' 'the Signet of Solomon,' and are more commonly known today as 'the Star of Zion.' These triangles symbolize the spiritual and material universes linked together in the constitution of the human creature, who partakes of both Nature and Divinity. Man’s animal nature partakes of the earth; his divine nature of the heavens; his human nature of the mediator.” ( Manly P. Hall). So long as man is motivated and controlled by the appetites and the consciousness of the lower three kingdoms, he will remain immersed in what Paul portrayed as "animal-Soul" consciousness that is incapable of higher comprehension. And while man can attempt to negate and suppress his carnal animal appetites and consciousness -- while focusing on the upper three centers in the head -- without the balanced development of all the spiritual centers it will remain impossible to achieve Wholeness -- and without Wholeness, it will remain impossible to initiate and achieve the next stage of Soul-Birth. Where it is written in the above that man's "human nature" must be the moderator between the upper three and lower three kingdoms which must be brought into the Center as portrayed in the version of Gospel of Thomas saying 22 that has been preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "And one of the disciples asked him, 'How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God.'" To enter into the Center requires all twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life ( http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ) to be fully evolved and existing in a state of harmonic-balance -- which means that the male/female outer columns of the Tree of Duality must be brought together in the Center -- which can only be accomplished when the division of the upper three and lower three spiritual centers are brought together in the Center.
A most important reality is presented in the above quotation that has perpetually confused the modern Bible reader -- i.e., "No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God..." This verse explains and supports the statement: "These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, 'Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand’" (Matt 10:5-7) -- and again Jesus said: He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt 15:24). Why was Jesus sent ONLY to the children of the House of Israel? Because only those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel -- who have themselves been nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life and are in the process of achieving the next stage of birth -- have attained the necessary level of Completion within themselves -- and are therefore able to receive the Whole of the Gospel Teachings directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God who was called The True Prophet http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet . When rightly understood, the leaders of the Jews were condemned by Jesus, because they were the personification of counterfeit Israel who were portrayed as blind guides -- because having received the Royal Law of the Most High, they observe it outwardly in ritual and tradition. Only Spiritual Israel is no longer controlled by their lower animal nature -- and have either achieved or are in the process of achieving the next stage of birth into the Kingdom of Man. If, as stated in the above, there are beasts who walk in the form of man -- and exist at varying levels in the process of achieving the next stage of birth that would make them of the fourth kingdom of man -- then humanity exists at greatly varying levels between walking the earth as a beast in the forum of man, and actually achieving the next stage of birth that would manifest them in the fullness of the fourth kingdom. Further, only those who are portrayed as the Spiritual House of Israel, are able to enter through the "narrow gate" within them, into the Kingdom, and learn in the presence of the Logos/Son of God.
It isn't that man incarnates as an animal -- but rather, at physical death his animal nature is returned back into nature in accord with the (consciousness) form it has evolved to. And this same animal nature will once again form the physical body the next time the Soul incarnates into another Soul-personality. And this is why in the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see http://GospelOfTheNazirenes.org ), the animal kingdom is portrayed as our lesser brothers. And karmically, as we do to the animals we encounter in this life, the same will be returned back to your own animal nature. On the other hand, the vegetable kingdom is very much as the Soul of the lower three kingdoms -- which is why the Alice Bailey writings (see http://theconsecratedlife.ebionite.com/#Theosophy ) can be quoted as stating: "One point of interest might here be noted. It is known esoterically that the vegetable kingdom is the transmitter and the transformer of the vital pranic fluid to the other forms of life on our planet. That is its divine and unique function. This pranic fluid, in its form of the astral light, is the reflector of the divine akasha. The second plane therefore reflects itself in the astral plane. Those who seek to read the akashic records, or who endeavour to work upon the astral plane with impunity, and there to study the reflection of events in the astral light correctly, have perforce and without exception to be strict vegetarians".
In the same way that the vegetable kingdom supplies organic life with life-giving oxygen, the vegetable kingdom supplies man with life-giving Light that is the balance of the three lower kingdom -- and is the only food that a sincere seeker should eat: "And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day" (Gen 1:29-31 NKJ).
The Matrix Of Soul-Mind: How does the Soul Grow It's Light? In the subheading entitled The Enigma Of Time And The Soul Of Man, it is demonstrated that time is merely a dimension of mind within the higher reality of the Soul-Self -- existing within the Great Matrix of Mind of the Soul. Thus, the Encyclopedia states that: In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices, or less commonly matrixes) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions. The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries" -- and in the mental matrix of the Soul, each previous Soul-generated image which lived as a person, must eventually return to it's Source, and represents a point of consciousness within a field of dynamic life-experiences of the Soul-Self that is the sum total of all the experiences of all the lives that the Soul has lived. Where Eastern, New Age and Pop-Psychology that ascribes to the Collective Consciousness philosophy that often imagines God as a Great Amoeba where oneness means the same -- just the opposite is true -- and oneness is the sum total of a great diversity of different experiences and conscious realities that Complete and bring about Wholeness. And since the Soul was created in the (holographic) image of God, then the Soul in like manner is the sum total of all the life-experiences of all the images that when they return to their Source in the Higher Soul-Self, exist as points of consciousness and being within the mansion of the Soul-Self. And in many respects, this higher Soul-Reality can be portrayed as the embodiment of what the Church portrays as Hell, because each image-personality within the matrix of the Soul-Mind continues to dwell in the reality of the life that it lived here on earth.
The Church Father Origen stated that “Every Soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis) -- and these strengths and weaknesses are the direct expression of the victories and/or defeats dynamically manifest within the matrix of the Soul-Mind that each person in the present life draws upon. Where man envisions memory as being stored and ingrained in a computer like storage disk that can be looked up, such a scenario is simply not the case. All the past images that the Soul has lived as, continues to exist within the matrix of the Soul-Mind -- and as portrayed by St. Teresa, it can be said that each has its own room or space within the countless segments of the castle of the Soul. And since time is a dimension of mind (see The Enigma Of Time And The Soul Of Man), each of these past image-personalities exist as points of consciousness within the Soul-Mind matrix. Within the matrix of the Soul that lived as Hitler, the personality of Hitler still dwells as a point of consciousness that continues his former existence. And in like manner, Rabbi Ovadia Yosefan expressed the mystical teachings of the Jewish sage Isaac Luria when he stated that the 6 million Holocaust victims "were reincarnations of the Souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done” (see The Chickens Come Home To Roost). Which means that within the matrix of mind of the Soul who lived as Hitler, exists a previous image-personality who were victimized by the people who lived as Jews under Nazi Germany. In the same foregoing link I present the example of Barack Obama's spiritual advisor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who subscribes to what is called Black Liberation Theology. And within the matrix of the Soul-Mind of the Rev. Wright exists an image-personality that previously lived as a white slave owner. Which means that the Rev. Wright's hatred of white people is the result of his abominations towards the black race by a previous Soul-image that continues to dwell within the matrix of the Rev. Wright's Soul.
Mankind, who Jesus portrays as dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- or what Plato portrays as a Cave of illusions -- dwells within a holographic reality that exists within a larger holograph that he cannot gain access to without the proper development of mind. And while the Laws of Creation orchestrate the events based upon man's own past experiences in the present (see The Laws Of Creation ) -- and it is these Laws and Forces which the Deists portrayed as being "...endowed ...with self-sustaining and self-acting powers ...acting as second causes" which orchestrate and even script the lives of man in the present that cause him to confront his own self -- i.e., “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). It is the development of man's intuitive spheres of mind that provides him direct access into the previous Soul-images within the matrix of the Soul-Mind that has orchestrated the events that man is experiencing in the present (see Spiritual Intuitive Development). If Hitler had been able to directly draw upon his previous experiences as a victim of the aggression of those people who in his life were born as Jews who Rabbi Yosefan portrayed as having previously lived as "...sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done”, then he might have been able to draw upon the insight to break the perpetual loop of the Laws (see Groundhog Day in What's Wrong With Wearing A Seat Belt? ), and he would have been able to overcome the Laws which the Deists portrayed as being "...endowed ...with self-sustaining and self-acting powers", and free himself from the shackles of what Jesus portrayed as The Prison -- or the Conditions of Birth.
Did the Jews who prayed for deliverance from Hitler invoke the Law of Grace by repenting from their own past actions which had orchestrated their lives in the present? Perhaps the best answer to this question is found in another question: Has the Rev. Wright repented from his own past as a white slave owner? And in accord with the conditions of The Prison of which Jesus stated “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26) -- would people act differently if they realized that their present experiences is a direct result of the previous actions of their own past Soul-images? In most instances, the religious/philosophical and political leaders in the present, were the leaders in the past, and they are merely confronting their own previous actions. That their followers who blindly attach themselves to these leaders, share in the fate of what the Laws orchestrate, as each man confronts his own past actions, is a reality that can be portrayed as a common destiny under the Laws. The Germans who followed Hitler, will in the future follow their leader into a type of future hell. In like manner, those who sit in the congregation of people such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who blames the white race from their plight as a black man, will continue in the future to share in the destiny that awaits them based upon their present allegiance to the Rev. Wright. And this is true of all of mankind with respect to the good, the bad and the truly ugly events of this world. The Law is that as you do unto others, the same will be returned to you. And while this return may not be in the present life, it will come back upon the Soul until the last debt is repaid and neutralized -- i.e., "...till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (see Getting Out Of The Prison). And of even greater importance is the fact that so long as debts are owed to one's brothers and sisters, it remains impossible to fulfill the Laws and manifest the Final Temple within one's self (see The Laws - The Gift On The Altar) -- which renders such a person totally incapable of true spiritual development and advancement, and incapable of understanding the higher reality of the Soul. Which means that such a person is doomed to failure as a generated Soul-image, until the debts under the Laws are first satisfied and overcome.
To understand the Source of Soul-Light, it is imperative to understand the Cosmology of Mind and the Soul Mind-Matrix where all the previous Soul-generated personalities that the Soul has lived as, not only continue to dwell in what the mystic St. Teresa portrayed as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions” (Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila). In the castle or mansion of the Soul exists the previously Soul-generated personalities that continue to make the connection between the upper three Heavenly Kingdoms and the lower three Earthly Kingdoms in that Soul's individual slice of the vertical pie of Creation. Light, is the product of the merger of Opposites within each Soul -- as portrayed in Gospel of Thomas saying 22: Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom". In each life the Soul lives as a Soul-generated personality, connections are made that connect the foregoing opposites within the Mind of the Soul=Self -- i.e., "...the inside [with] the outside ...and the above [with] the below ..[thereby] making the male and the female one and the same" -- and once the Soul-generated personalities are re-attached to their Source in the Higher Soul-Self, they act as dynamic neurons in the Mind of the Soul that grows the Light of the Soul.
How much Light each Soul-generated personality can add to the Soul-Self, is totally dependent upon the degree that they accomplished and fulfilled the above requirement of the Gospel of Thomas: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female". And it is those Soul-generated personalities that actually achieve the next stage of birth and fulfill the Law and the Gospel within themselves, that become the Source of the Light of the Soul. And it is this reality within the Soul Mind-Matrix that is presented in Gospel of Thomas saying 84, and is conveyed in the words: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" What is being stated? Saying 84 presents what is portrayed as YOUR LIKENESS, and YOUR IMAGES. The images that failed to become manifest, are those Soul-generated personalities that were basically followers to the thinking, mindset and cultural/religious lifestyles of this world -- and being of this world, they failed to achieve the next stage of Soul-Birth that is necessary to become Manifest. And this is why the vast majority of Souls appear as weak flickering lights. Yet, even in the failure of these Soul-generated images/personalities, they continue to exist as building-blocks that act as a connection and catalyst of advancement by connecting the upper three Heavenly Kingdoms with the lower three Earthly Kingdoms -- thereby bringing together the Seven Spiritual Centers that Create the White Light of the Soul-Self. While it is true that each life that can be portrayed as a failed-image does not become Manifest, these Soul-generated personalities continue to act as low-level catalysts that connect the Upper and the Lower across the spectrum of the Seven Kingdom as they continue to exist within the Soul Mind-Matrix.
When rightly understood, the above conclusions of the modern physicists confirm the portrayal of man's reality in the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Cave). In what is portrayed as Plato's Cave, mankind is portrayed as prisoners who are held captive, and can only see shadow-images that are danced upon the walls of the Cave -- and because of constraints, are unable to see the source of the images. Therefore, the prisoners in the Cave are under the false assumption that the shadow-images they see, are real. In the same way that modern science portrays matter in its material form as a "blemish" created by the forces in the UNSEEN FIELD, in the analogy of Plato's Cave mankind is a prisoner who sees only shadow-images of a higher UNSEEN REALITY. The images that mankind sees with his physical senses are incomplete allegorical shadow-images, because the three-dimensional images in this realm are projections from the Source-Field where they exist as twelve-dimensional realities of higher mind and being that cannot be expressed in the three-dimensional images of this world.
One of the primary objectives of all of the ancient Mystery Religions -- as well as the path of the monk (see The Way Of The Monk) -- as well as all the genuine Gnostic teachings that developed the seeker to acquire esoteric or Self-Knowledge, was to enable the person to gaze into the UNSEEN SOURCE that is portrayed by both modern physicists as the Field, and the analogy of Plato's Cave. In the Gospels, man's plight is portrayed as having been cast out into the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- until which time mankind who is portrayed as the lost prodigal son, has put on the required "wedding garment" and come to The Call (see TheCall). To accomplish this transformation of the prodigal son's lower animal nature, the person had to bring about the necessary expansion and deepening of mind that enabled what is portrayed as the "eyes of the heart" to begin to open and perceive into the Source in the Ćtheric Field.
There exist words and realties that cannot be redefined by man. The Greek word Gnosis is a word that is beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed directly to man by God. Gnosis cannot be written in a book. It cannot be taught by one man to another. Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group. Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world. It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university. The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis. In the original biblical Greek language, the knowledge of man that was taught by other men, was portrayed differently than the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Logos -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis. Paul taught the necessity of seeking Spiritual Knowledge which in the Greek language is Gnosis -- i.e., Ephesians 1:17 states: "and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him" This Knowledge that Paul teaches to seek out -- Divine Knowledge that only God can impart to sincere seekers who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna -- is called Gnosis in the Greek language. The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart. "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18). And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20). And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart? Very briefly, by putting on the "wedding garment" purity (see The Required Wedding Garment -- and by fulfilling the role of a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet. And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepare themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself is further explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas. When rightly understood, one of the primary purposes of the scriptures and the Gospel was to "open the eyes of the heart" as expressed in the words "Gnosis Kardias". And this is why it is stated: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV). Thus, the reality of the words: "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17).
Mystics such as Pythagoras required his disciples to live a strict lifestyle that in countless ways parallels the Gospel teachings. Why did he do this? Because only those who have evolved the organic mind through the process of mental-expansion and deepening are able to begin to perceive into the UNSEEN SOURCE of man's higher Soul and Spiritual Reality that is portrayed as the Source of the shadow-images of this world that are danced upon the walls of Plato's Cave. What the Mystics were seeking was to learn and acquire Divine Knowledge from the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge which they portrayed as the Logos -- defined as: "Logos, ( Greek: 'word,' 'reason,' or 'plan') plural logoi, in Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning". The mystic priest Giordano Bruno portrayed the Inner Source as "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge." Further explaining: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it." In the Gospels all followers of Jesus are commanded to learn ONLY from this One Teacher which is the Inner Source that is portrayed as the True Prophet -- i.e., quoting Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that the Logos/Son of God/True Prophet is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other...".
In order to begin to tap into this Inner Source of Knowledge, the person has to begin the process of transforming the body and mind into what has been portrayed as the Consecrated Living Temple that enables the process of mental-expansion and deepening to be brought about (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple). And it is this transformation of the self that we are in this world that enables the seeker to begin to learn from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God as portrayed above by Giordano Bruno, that was taught by Pythagoras, Plato and the ancient Mystery Religions. With the primary difference between the teachings of the mystics and Jesus as portrayed in the words of author and visionary Philip K. Dick who wrote with respect to the original disciples of Jesus that: "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here. He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)." This is true -- and that the original Gospel message was intended to prepare the disciple of TheWay to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom, is easily demonstrated at the subheading: The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth.
One of the primary objectives of the Wisdom Teachings of the mystics, was to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind of the initiate to enable them to begin to learn from the Indwelling Logos (aka Son of God/True Prophet). And as Philip K. Dick presents in the foregoing: "...other mystery religions only bring about amnesis" -- meaning that where the Mystery Religions could only employ the process of Amnesis to tap into the Inner Logos, the Original Gospel teachings enabled the disciples of Jesus to actually gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom. According to Socrates and Plato, the most important forms of knowledge come not from formal instruction, but by a re-awakening of already existing dormant or latent knowledge that exists within our own mind and being. This is called anamnesis. Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. The article then goes on to say: Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity... What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student" (see Anamnesis - The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths). That the Original Gospels were designed to develop the innate resources of mind that enabled the seeker to tap into the Inner Source, is explored and demonstrated at The Gospels Embody The Principles Of Anamnesis.
It is said that the mystic George Gurdjieff emerged out of the Sufis, and traveled first to India to learn from the yogis, and then to Tibet to learn from the Buddhists, but after twenty years came to America where he taught what has often been portrayed as Esoteric Christianity which he called The Fourth Way. Why did Gurdjieff abandon the Eastern Religions? Gurdjieff as quoted by his disciple P.D. Ouspensky in his book In Search Of The Miraculous where Ouspensky writes: "The third way is the way of the yogi. This is the way of knowledge, the way of mind. The way of the yogi consists in working on the third room and in striving to enter the fourth room by means of knowledge. The yogi reaches the fourth room by developing his mind, but his body and emotions remain undeveloped and, like the fakir and the monk, he is unable to make use of the results of his attainment. He knows everything but can do nothing. In order to begin to do he must gain the mastery over his body and emotions, that is, over the first and second rooms. To do this he must again set to work and again obtain results by means of prolonged efforts." When rightly understood, Gurdjieff confirmed the statement of Philip K. Dick that the Mystery Religions were able to bring about that condition of mind and spirit that enabled the initiate/disciple to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge -- and, only the original Gospel teachings of Jesus went beyond the Mystery Religions and enabled the disciple to actually enter into the Inner Kingdom. Gurdjieff's statement that the yogi (guru or eastern master) "...knows everything but can do nothing", is in reference to the incompletion of the Eastern paths which rely upon meditation and being able to access the perception of the higher spiritual centers in their head, but lack the necessary Wholeness that enables the seeker to actually enter the Inner Kingdom. And because their Eastern path lacks the necessary Wholeness, Gurdjieff correctly states that the yogis must then begin to develop the lower centers and manifest Wholeness as presented in the words: "...In order to begin to do he must gain the mastery over his body and emotions, that is, over the first and second rooms. To do this he must again set to work and again obtain results by means of prolonged efforts." The problem is that because of their focus on the upper centers or chakras in the head, their lower centers remained undeveloped and atrophied. That the Gospel teachings and associated thinking, mindset and lifestyle enabled the disciples of Jesus to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom is demonstrated in the quotation from The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth:
While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21). If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered? The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"? Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"! And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?" That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV). Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.
In the Bible translation known as The Message, the above reality of Jesus' words with respect to the usage of the Key of Knowledge is portrayed in true clarity. In this translation when Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him and said: "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32 TheMessage) -- and once again, neither Christian or Jew who have thrown away the Key of Knowledge can understand these words which are of the utmost importance. Jesus didn't say that they would believe the truth -- or that they would discern what they believed would be dogmatic truth out of the scriptures or some book written by other men -- but rather, Jesus conveyed to them that if they follow in TheWay, that they "...will experience for yourselves the truth, ...and it is this SELF-EXPERIENCED TRUTH that...will free you" from the error and ignorance that consumes the people of this world -- and especially the blind guides who portray themselves as rabbis, teachers, clergy, religious leaders and authorities.
Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly. In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”. The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”. Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”. Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life. And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).
In the above it is easily demonstrated that the Original Gospel teachings were not at all about the belief in a god-man -- but rather, a path that enables the seeker/disciple to enter the Inner Kingdom -- and as the lost prodigal son, return to the Kingdom of his Heavenly Father (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma. It is clear that the objective was for the believer to utilize the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge -- turned within one's own mind and being -- and gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom.
When the Gospel account of Jesus taught that there was only One Way into Life and the Kingdom, he was making reference to achieving the necessary transformation of the self that enabled the seeker to attain Wholeness -- which made it possible for the seeker/disciple to attain the subsequent stages of birth. As stated in the words of Philip K. Dick: Jesus "...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis". And what I write is very different than what others write, because in my own life in the first century I was able to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom (see http://Cronshaw.us ) -- and I was not only able to duplicate this accomplishment in subsequent lifetimes my Soul lived, but was able to initiate the necessary subsequent stages of birth in my wife, who has been my Soul-Companion and Seeker over the course of countless lifetimes. Which means that because the Laws of Creation returns to every person the fruit of their past thoughts, deeds and accomplishments, the very fabric of our Marriage Union bestowed upon us the ability to spiritually restore all that we had accomplished together over the course of our Soul's previous lives.
In the same way that we only perceive and understand in part -- unable to see and understand the Causal-Factors which exist in an Unseen Source -- so too is our own self. Isn't this what is being portrayed by Paul when he stated that organic "natural" physical man was incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and the Spiritual meaning of the Gospel (see Animal-Soul) while still in an immature "natural" condition of mind at 1 Cor 13:11: "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways." Portraying the immature perceptive-vision or organic man: "Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror" -- stating at Gal 4:19: "My children, I am again suffering labor pains for you until Christ is formed in you" -- which Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the mind enables the mature seeker/disciple to perceive into the Unseen Source -- i.e., making reference to our True-Self "...then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known" (1 Cor13:12).
In the original Gospels the historical man Jesus is portrayed as becoming the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) when he was baptized in the Jordan and the voice of the Father was heard saying: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee". Which means that on that day he was, and became, Anointed by the Holy Spirit. And it was the position of Jesus' original disciples that he (Jesus) "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). It was therefore the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the mind of Jesus that enabled him to perceive the Source of all things -- providing him with what can be portrayed as Supernatural vision and enlightened understanding -- that this Anointing was the result of his fulfilling the Law within his own mind and being -- and that ANYONE who evolves the mind to the maturity portrayed above by Paul and fulfills the Law within their own mind and being, will be able to perceive into the Source-Field and possess the same supernatural vision and enlightened understanding that their brother Jesus did. And as the first of the prodigal sons to to fulfill the Law within himself, he said of all mankind: "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).
In the allegorical Genesis account, the original Adam which means mankind -- and therefore does not personify a single person -- can be portrayed as the embodiment of an undivided AdamEve -- wherein like our Soul and True-Self, the polarities of male and female exist in a state of absolute ONENESS. Therefore, in the First Creation account it is stated: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Gen 1:27 - see also The Natural Laws And The Two Creation Accounts). The division of male and female did not exist in the first and primary Creation account -- and yet, male and female existed in the personification of Adam -- meaning all of mankind. What this also means is that the Unified Opposites of Male and Female expressed themselves through the Third-Force Balance of Mind -- which is the basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity that was hijacked and corrupted by the fourth-century Church of Rome. From the perspective of our own True-Self -- i.e., our Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) that is a Being of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) -- the Light of our Soul or True-Self is the expression of the Wholeness of the Male and Female paradoxical opposites that is the Source of our Being. It wasn't until the second Creation account that the feminine polarity of mankind (woman) was portrayed as being drawn from the side of Adam -- thereby splitting mankind into two halves or polarities, creating the Duality of Self in this world. Why? Why would the Laws separate and divide the male and female paradoxical opposites of our Being? So growth and development can be brought about through the interaction of opposite polarities within Self -- with this growth being brought about in the Third-Force of Mind which is the balance between the two polarities.
The genetics of a human is 46 chromosomes, comprised of 23 pairs -- 23 from the mother and 23 from the father. In the natural state, both the sperm and the ovum are 46 chromosomes -- and to create an embryo, both the sperm and the ovum must split into 23 chromosomes each. This splitting of the chromosomes then enables the 23 chromosomes of the sperm from the father to be able to join with the 23 chromosomes in the ovum of the mother, to create an embryo that can evolve into a fetus and be born into this life. It is the joining of the opposite pairs of male and female chromosomes into an embryo that forms the primary marriage and union of opposites that must be holographically duplicated at every holographic level of Creation. And when rightly understood, all the ignorance of mankind -- all the evil and violence -- is all the result of man's blindness to the holographic reality of this essential Union of Male and Female Opposites that must be restored in this Primary Marriage -- on every (holographic) level of our Mind and Being.
Ignorance prevails and has drown mankind in the lagoon of abject intellectual poverty, because the vast majority of mankind fail to understand the the foregoing simple lesson of the Primary Fact of Life, in conjunction with the understanding that every cell possess it's own level of both independent consciousness. In the abstract from the Scientific World Journal entitled: Human development VIII: