Man Know Thyself


By Raphael Ornstein, M.D.


Man Know Thyself

Know thyself. Knowledge of oneself is the only real knowledge, for as one understands oneself, only then may one truly understand another. Hence, the Oracle of Delphi proclaiming to know thyself, for within each of us, all is contained.

“We are created in God’s image. Male and female (in one) were created.”

We, in our cosmic aspect are very superior to that which is commonly looked upon as a “human” which is described in books on anthropology, anatomy, etc. Such external sciences deal only with the grossly material body of external terrestrial body, while the essential body of macrocosmic and microscopic is beyond the reach of external observation. In the study of the human, as a cosmic being, there are only three aspects of one. These three subjects are God, nature, and man/woman; and neither one of them may be understood in its inner essence without understanding of the other two. External science, natural philosophy”‘ and theology seek to separate them.

They regard us, as being separated, distinct and independent of nature, and nature as something independent of us; while God, they know nothing and regard the divine power, which is the cause of all life, as if it were something external to nature and to us, and beyond their reach. For this reason the “human” of modem science has become an unnatural being, without any conceivable object for existence, and nature is an organism evolved by accident and subject to no other than mechanically acting law. The divine, spiritual, creative, and hidden powers in us, and in nature, are entirely removed from the field of perception of the “rationalist.”

Each of us, as a whole, may be conceived of as a planetary spirit, a self-conscious, luminous sphere of unimaginable extent, as in fact, as present, the mental sphere of our mind has no defined limits; it reaches as far as thoughts can go. We were created for the purpose of being the image of God. The glory of God is residing in us, and we are penetrated by the light of divine love.

Within each of us everything is contained; God, the Christ, the angels, the celestial and terrestrial’s kingdoms, and the powers of hell. Outside of us is nothing of which we can conceive, we can know nothing except that which exists in our minds. No god or devil, no spirit or any power whatever can act upon us unless it centers into our constitution. Only that which exists in us has existence for God/The All.

Without a realization of this fact, the mysteries of religion will remain incomprehensible. It may be interesting and amusing to speculate about all the different gods and celestial hosts that go to make the pantheons of the various nations, but such a study does not constitute real knowledge. Only when our spiritual perceptions are unfolded and we attain divine knowledge of self, then will we know the Christ and all the celestial powers – whose aggregate goes to make up the kingdom of God existing within ourselves.

The spirit of God resides from eternity to eternity only in heaven -that is to say, in our own essence, is the power of the majesty. When it became inbreathed into our image, then was heaven in us, for God willed to manifest to us, as in an image created after The All, and to manifest the great wonders of eternal wisdom.

God’s greatest gift to us is mind. The fact that each of us has a mind which is part and parcel of God’s mind makes us an infinitely creative being. God created us to enjoy eternal life in Paradise in a state of paradisiacal perfection. Divine love illumined the interior, as the sun is illuminating the world.

The term “Paradise” means a state of purity and innocence and happiness, but not necessarily knowledge. We have had to learn to know evil so as to be able to realize good. Good being the primal will of God.

In paradise there is perfect life without disturbance, and a perpetual day, and the paradisiacal soul is clear like transparent glass, and is fully penetrated by the light of the divine sun.

Our bodies likewise appeared luminous, because our terrestrial substance is absorbed in the celestial essence. It radiates a pure, divine light.

This was so and will become so as truth reveals itself because our original thoughts and will are pure, and therefore the spirit of “The All” (the union of will and thought) manifested itself in producing a pure and luminous form, not burdened with the gross material elements which form at present the bodies of human beings.

“Then, as now, our body is the product of our own thoughts.”
The Life and Doctrines of Jacob Boehme– Franz Hartmann M.D.

The above statements are taken from the life and doctrines of Jacob Boehme, a great Christian alchemist, who wrote in the 16th century. Boehme was a true Hermeticist bringing through the ageless wisdom.

Boehme’s conception of the allegory of “the fall” is fundamental to understanding the relationship between Hermetics and the esoteric interpretation of the Bible which is rooted in Qabalah. Man’s fall in reality was a fall in consciousness – a forgetting of himself, a falling away from the Holy Spirit or divine inspiration which gives life meaning. Man’s fall or apparent fall was known to God as it is the Divine plan which is occurring now for us to awaken in this New Age, the Age of Aquarius, to our true identity and divinity and realize that the Christ, that is the pure intelligence of God, is contained within each of us.

Man’s “fall” was necessary so to speak so that we could gain knowledge in knowing and being able to discriminate between good and evil, for in God’s infinite love he gave us free will. The problem of evil has vexed theologians and serious students of philosophy throughout the past age. The understanding of the devil, which is lived spelled backward, is the secret to liberation for in understanding the darkness, the darkness is no more. The word Devil is Diabolus, an adversary in Latin. Lucifer, seen as the devil or the antichrist in exoteric Christianity is really the bringer of light, for Lucifer means light-bearer.

How, may you ask, can the Devil be a light-bearer? In our quest for knowledge of self, a resistance, or creative tension was placed into the universal plan regarding our evolution. For us to evolve, to grow and to learn, a resistance was placed upon us. The agency which created this resistance was none other than Lucifer, who played the heavy or dark force.

Lucifer in reality is God’s greatest archangel, for he had to play out with total realness all that we did, not want to know or see about himself. Lucifer means bearer of light.

Lucifer brought to our experience the realization that God is both the light and darkness. The light and the dark co-exist within the mind of God in perfect harmony. We, to gain insight and understanding of self, have to realize and acknowledge that both forces co-exist within ourselves as is with God, and that which we call the Devil is nothing more than a product of our own imagination. The Devil or Satan is none other than that agency within us which creates the illusion of separation from the infinite source of life, which is grace, which is love. It is this force (love) that sustains and maintains the creation moment to moment, day to day…week to week, month to month, year to year, century to century and millennium. to millennium.

The Devil is limitation of mind. The Devil in flesh is the rationalist or uncomprised intellectual who sees the universe as a blind mechanical force, acting in an arbitrary fashion imposing upon mankind an infinite variety of hardships and dis- eases. The Devil is that agency within us which sows seeds of fear and confusion and declares in no uncertain terms that – this is how life is! The Devil is a speaker of lies.

The concept of life as limitation is total illusion and represents spiritual blindness or ignorance. Ignorance and fear go hand in hand and it is fear, based upon limitation which is illusion, that is the cause of all dis-ease. To bring this concept into the now, let us look at the great “crisis” which is encroaching upon humanity today. The “energy crisis” is upon us so “they” say, yet it is an acknowledged scientific fact that the energy which sustains and maintains the universe is infinite. So much for the Devil.

As stated, each of us has been given free will and the ability to make conscious choices regarding our experiences. The quality of our lives is determined by our conscious choices. It is, however, through the infinite grace of God, that God; (infinite creative intelligence) educates us to understand his our nature. For wisdom lies within the understanding that life is self-liberating through Christ. Christ being the word or logos principle contained within the mind. Christ is synonymous with pure intelligence and is expressed as reason. Reasonableness is a reflection of Christhood. (2)

This realization and the saving grace of Lord Jesus Christ, which is but another name for life, contains the secret of liberation.

The mystical or occult name of Jesus is based upon the tetragrammaton; the tetragrammaton being the most ancient and eternal flame of God. YOD-HEVAV-HE – Fire-Water-Air-Earth – this is the revealed name of God. The “I am that I am” contains within it the secret of the pentagram, the symbol of the divine human.

For Jesus said, Jesus being the living incarnation of God-Man, “Eritis no sicut dii, non sicut deus , sed eritis deus. ” “You will not be as gods.” (Jesus referring to-~the statement in Genesis where God revealed our true nature in proclaiming, “Know that ye are Gods”).

This is an evolution in thought regarding the human nature. To understand the Bible and to understand life in its true sense, one must understand that life unfolds and evolves through thought or consciousness. “‘That which hath been made was life in the creative thought, and the life was the light” is the declaration at the beginning of the Gospel according to St. John. The life power, God.

This reasonableness is founded upon the true knowledge of oneself. True knowledge of oneself brings one to the realization that with God, all things are possible.
Jacob Boehme –The Life & Doctrine of Jacob Boehme -Franz Hartmann, M.D.


The creative thinker, dwells within each of us, forever revealing itself to itself in manifested form.

The key to understanding our true nature in relationship to universal infinite intelligence is encoded within the symbolism of the pentagram as previously stated. The letters at the five points of the pentagram are the Roman characters corresponding to Yod-heh-shin-vav-heh. These are the letters which spell the divine name, IHVH, the most ancient and eternal name of God – I am that I am, with the I ‘holy letter, ” shin, the letter , of the Holy Spirit, placed between the first two and the last two letters, thus IHSHVH. This is the occult and Rosicrucian spelling of the name Yehushua or Jesus.

The pentagram expresses the mind’s domination over the elements. It is the Star of the Magi, the burning star of the Gnostic Schools, the sign of intellectual omnipotence and autocracy. All symbols of the gnosis, all figures of occultism, all Qabalistic keys of prophecy, are resumed in the sign of the pentagram. It is the sign of the absolute and universal synthesis. HUMAN.

In drawing a pentagram, we divide each of its five lines in exact extreme and mean proportion, which may be defined as the division of any quantity into two such parts or proportions as that the measure of the lesser part shall bear the same relation to the measure of the greater part as the measure of the greater part bears in turn to the whole quantity. The occult interpretation of this mathematical proportion is sometimes expressed in the maxim: “Nature is to us as we are to God.” The proportion itself is often called the Golden Section of Pythagoras, and is associated with the Hermetic axiom: That which is above, is as that which is below, and that which is below, is as that which is above.

As I have stated, the Bible is a Qabalistic book and the keys to Qabalah are revealed on the tree of life through the symbolism of Tarot. The Bible is a coded book based upon the relationship of numbers and letters.

The ancient Hebrews and Greeks had no numerals. They performed their arithmetical calculations with the letters of their alphabets. In Hebrew and Greek every letter is a number. Every word is therefore a number, the sum of the values of its letters. In manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, not only are the numbers of chapters, verses, and pages indicated by combinations of letters; but there are many examples of special spellings and unusual phrasing intended to indicate definite numbers.

Based upon this fact, that in Hebrew and Greek every word is a number, is a method of Biblical interpretation called gematria, a term derived probably from, The Great Seal of the United States -Its History, Symbolism and Message for the New Age by Paul Foster Case.

From the Greek word “geometria” comes the English noun geometry. Rabbinical commentators on the Old Testament used gematria long before the Christian era.

The underlying notion of gematria is that words having the same number often have a hidden correspondence in meaning of which the identity in number is a signal. Gematria is not limited to single words. It applies to phrases and sentences also.

In the composition of the Old and New Testaments, and of other sacred and esoteric writings, this number letter code was utilized in order to preserve a record of arcane knowledge while at the same time concealing the real significance of the writing from all but those who possessed the key.

“In thirty-two wonderfully distinguished paths of wisdom did the Creative Powers of Life, God Almighty, Compassionate and Merciful, Supreme and Exalted, Who is Eternal, Sublime, and Holy, decree and create our universe by means of three kinds of characters: Numbers, Letters, and Words: ten circumscribed Sephiroth, and twenty-two fundamental signs; three Mother, seven Double, and twelve Simple Letters.”

The following table gives the names, numbers, and some of the correspondences of the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. These correspondences include the four elements of the ancients, and the twelve signs of the Zodiac. These twenty-two letters are contained within the twenty-two tarot cards.

Letter Number Sign, planet or Elenatiat1. Aleph A – Air, Spirit
2. Beth B – Mercury
3. Ginad G – Moon
4. Ieth D – Venus
5. Heh H – Aries
6. V 6 – Taurus
7. Z – 7 Gemini
8. Cheth – Cancer

9. Teth T – Leo
10. Yod 1 Virgo
20. YLaph K, C – Jupitar
30. L-ed L – Libra
40. Mem. M – Water

50. Nun N so Scorpio G=7 0=6 D=4
60. Sameld S – Sagittarius 17=8
70. Ayin 0 – Capricorn
80. Feb P go Mara
90. T.ddi T – Aquarius
100. Qoph Q – Pi-a
Resh R 200 Suri
Shin Sh 3W Fire
Tau 4W Saturn, Earth

5. Anonymous, Paul Foster Case. Published by the Builders of the Adyturn, L.A. CA.



God

3 1 4
Gimel – Aleph – Daleth
8

The number 8 is the digit value of the name translated “Lord” in the Authorized Version of the Bible. It is not really a name at all, but rather a verbal, numerical and geometrical formula. In Roman letters corresponding to Hebrew it is spelled IHVH. Correctly translated, it means “that which was, that which is, that which shall be.” That, not He. Thus, it is a perfect verbal symbol for the One Reality-for that something which has always subsisted behind all forms in the eternity of the past, for that something which really is behind all the appearances and misunderstandings of the present, for that something which will be the foundation for all the changing forms of life-expression in the eternity to come.


888 – is the numeration of the name Jesus in Greek and 8 is not only the “Dominical number” or “Number of the Lord, in Christian numerical symbolism, but is also the particular number of the god called Thoth by Egyptians, Nebo by Assyrians, Hermes by Greeks, and Mercury by Romans.

Thus 8 is pre-eminently the number of magic and of Hermetic Science. Its Hebrew name is Splendor, and the aspect of consciousness to which it corresponds is called perfect intelligence. (6)

8 is also the number of infinity


* Tarot -A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Paul Foster Case. McCoy Publishing Co.


God-Man

The Hebrew designation for God is Aleph-Lamed.
EL Strength


This symbolic representation of God- Man is understood as the infinite creative intelligence (Aleph) operating through undeviating justice or law (Lamed).

In Hebrew A is Eh -which means I Am. 7
From Lamed we have La -which is Love.
Combined we have A-La-as in Allah.
” I Am Love”

. EhEyEh -I am that I am. Exodus Chapter 3, Verse 14.

Love and strength hence have corresponding roots and are really one and the same.

This directly corresponds with the Gospel of St. John where it is stated that God is Love.

The Fool (Aleph) is the indwelling, infinite creative spirit of life within us. It is the spirit of Freedom. Life in itself knows no limits or boundaries. Life is infinite and free and contains within itself all possibilities.

It is within this realization that we may rejoice in our inherent creativity and know that this spirit of creativity holds the keys to our personal and collective liberation. Life is free and so are we.

Now, the creative spirit works in harmony with the law which is the Lord/Lady. Lord in Hebrew corresponds to the law. The word Lord in Hebrew is Adonai, through gematria it reduces to the number 11, which in tarot is the key of Lamed –justice, which is the Lady. It is through knowledge of the Lord (the law) and Lady (justice) that humanity attains Wisdom, which is peace. The number 11 reduces to the number 2 which on the Tree of Life is Wisdom.

The laws of God are contained within the laws of nature. The Law is immutable and eternal. Hence, it is said that God (truth, the law) is a respecter of no persons. Our work as Human beings is to come to understand the law, which is God, which is truth.

The law was revealed to Moses, who was the law giver unto the people of Is-Ra- El.

“You must love the Lord (the law) & Lady (justice) with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Hence, the sacred Hebrew mantra, ‘ ‘Hear 0 Is-ra-el the Lord, our God is one.”

This law, which is truth, is seen on the back of the one dollar bill.


Now, The All/God, the eternal principal of life, manifests itself eternally through humanity and through nature as pure intelligence revealed itself unto mankind through a being named Jesus.

Jesus, jod-He-Shin-Vav-He. As the son of Man (Humanity), and the incarnating Logos principle, as the manifesting Godhead, declared to us (Humanity) -to be the alpha and the omega.

In Revelation, Chapter 22 Verse 13 it is stated – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”

Let us look at the diagram of the Tree of Life on page 7 and come to understand this most profound statement.

1 ) The Alpha is Mercury-Orange-Hod-Splendor (Pure Intelligence) (in Science the color orange is designated by the Greek letter alpha.)

2) The Omega is Jupiter-Blue-Chesed-Mercy and Compassion. (In Science the color blue is designated by the Greek letter omega.) Together, the Alpha and the Omega, which is also the masculine 4th feminine principle fuse together in Tipareth-the Sun-Beauty-Gold.

Gold is the color of light.
God-Man is Beauty.
Beauty is truth.

Hence, the One Life, the pure infinite creative intelligence which is operating under law is forever manifesting its one self through us as humans and through nature as Beauty.

Wisdom is in the Understanding
that All is Beauty.


Woman
21 = 3


Woman is the Universal, Cosmic Mind dwelling within man. 3 on the Tree of Life corresponds to the name Binah which means Understanding. Within Wo-man, all Wisdom and Knowledge is contained. All the powers and potencies within the God- head itself are contained within woman. As such, she holds the key to man’s Freedom.

The Empress, Venus, Key 3, represents the power of Creative Forces. One only has to look at nature, nature being the manifested universe, to realize that there Is a power within us, which is supremely intelligent, and supremely creative. When Humanity awakens to this awesome intelligence, which is in us and around us, mankind will learn to use its inherent creativity in a fashion which will serve ourselves, humanity and nature.

It is our high destiny to live in harmony with nature. To do this, we must first understand its laws and the ways of nature. Through our understanding of the laws of nature which are the laws of good, good will be created. Nature is always ready, willing and able to share her secrets with us. We need only be open, receptive and respectful of her ways and all will be revealed through the process we call time.

Woman as wisdom reveals herself to man as knowledge. It is through our understanding of nature that we acquire both Wisdom and Knowledge. One aspect of this knowledge constitutes biochemistry which is the science of life. It is through biochemistry and applied nutrition that man will eradicate dis-ease on this planet.

Science through biochemical- understanding and through applying the laws of consciousness will also uncover the principles which will lead to the reversal of the aging process. This understanding and its realization is happening now. We will over come our last enemy, which is death, and hence bring to fulfillment the prophecy of the New Testament wherein it is promised that we, through the grace of Jesus Christ, will come into Eternal Life.

Now the name Jesus Christ in Hebrew means “the nature of Reality is to liberate through intelligence.” It is through the grace of the spiritual (unseen) intelligence – which is life, which is Light, that we will overcome our fear of death. The instrument of humanity’s liberation is the Holy Spirit which is the power of Love, education and Intelligence.


The Hebrew letter Shin is the corresponding letter of the feminine Holy Spirit. It is the middle letter of the name Jesus. jod-He-Shin-Vav-He. This letter V, Shin, is attributed to the element of fire. This same letter,

TV Shin, the Quintessence, also stands for Ruach Elohim, the Spirit of God. This spiritual quintessence, which is Fire is experienced by humanity as Music.

Humanity, through the intelligence of life is coming into a clear perception and interpretation of life and is coming to know that we are life and as life there can be no death for life is eternal. This understanding constitutes real knowledge which leads to Wisdom which is Peace.

Peace

Two of Swords


Hu-Man

10 The Kingdom

Key 19-The Sun


The Kingdom and the glory of God, the Holy Spirit lives within us. Life gives totally of itself unto us. We need only be open and receptive to receive the gifts of the spirit. Each of us is the synthesis of all cosmic activities.


Two of Cups



Summary



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The Secrets of the Eternal Book

THE MEANING OF the stories of THE PENTATEUCH

by Semion Vinokur

If you have ever wondered about the mystery of life, even
for a moment contemplated the meaning of existence,
or dreamed of finding the “elixir of immortality,” hold tight
to this book; it is for you.
The Secrets of the Eternal Book reveals how to properly read
the Pentateuch, how to break through the outer shells—
the mundane actions of this world that the book seems to
recount—and discover what really stands behind it all.
Let’s start by listing all five books: Genesis, Exodus,
Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Those are the
translated titles in English, while in the original Hebrew
they are Beresheet (In the Beginning), Shemot (Names),
Vayikra (And He Called), Bamidbar (In the Desert),
Devarim (Words).
When you pick up the book and start to read, little do you
know that its content is encrypted. You read and regard the
information as a collection of stories, occasionally stopping
to wonder what all the fuss is about. The Pentateuch is the
The Secrets of the Eternal Book foundation for all of Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam, and cited continuously by sages,
philosophers, writers, and…politicians.
But what is so special about it? Allow me to
reassure you that if you aren’t satisfied with regarding this
book as a historical epic, there is nothing wrong with you. It
is a sign that you’re searching for the hidden meaning; and
if you’re really searching, you will invariably find it.
You bombard knowing, authoritative persons with
your questions, but they are unable to enlighten you. You
read mountains of literature, but cannot seem to find
any answers.
You are searching for the code of this book, trying to
unearth some secret door through which to sneak in and
discover the inner workings of this code. For millennia,
scholars have been trying fruitlessly to solve the mystery of
this code. Yet, they have been trying to solve it with reason,
and this has been their downfall. You cannot crack this code
with reason, so don’t even bother trying.
To reveal the secrets of the Pentateuch, you need only
one “tool”—desire. It is a magical word, and one that we’ll
be coming back to time and time again.
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Pistis Sophia Unveiled Samael Aun Weor

By Samael Aun Weor
And Jesus said to his disciples:     “I am come forth out of that First Mystery, which is the
last mystery, that is the four and twentieth mystery.” And his disciples have not known
nor understood that anything existeth within that mystery; but they thought of that
mystery, that it is the head of the universe and the head of all existence; and they thought
it is the completion of all completions, because Jesus had said to them concerning that my
stery, that it surroundeth the First Commandment and the five Impressions and the
great Light and the five Helpers and the whole Treasury of the Light.”
The inner Jesus comes forth out of the First Mystery. Considering that the Son is one
with the Father, and the Father is one with the Son, whosoever has seen the Son, has seen
the Father
The First Mystery is the Mystery of the Father, and this is why it is also the Last Mystery.
The Ancient of Centuries is the First and the Last of the Mysteries.
The Four – and-Twentieth Mystery, which is explainable by the Sixth Mystery, hides
within its womb the First Mystery. The First Mystery, which is explainable by the Four-and-Twentieth Mystery, and which is synthesized in the Sixth Mystery, is the very head of the Universe.
The First Mystery, which is also the Four-and-Twentieth Mystery, enfolds the First Commandment, although, the Commandments of the Law of God are twent – two. The First Commandment also surrounds the five Impressions of the great Light, and the five Helpers, and the whole Treasury of the Light.
“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee, and my heart
feeleth thee.” Even though the First Commandment, the five Impressions of the Great Light, the five
Helpers, and the entire Treasury of the Light are under the Law of the Scale, they are
contained within the First Mystery in their final synthesis.
The five Impressions of the Great Light are found represented in the esoteric Pentagram.
The Gnostic Pentagram is the human figure with four limbs, and one unique apex, which
is the head. The sign of the Pentagram is also called the sign of the Microcosm. It represents what the
Cabbalist Rabbis of the book Zohar call the Microprosopos.
When the superior point of the Pentagram is aiming upwards towards the air, it represents
the Savior of the world.
When the two inferior points of the Pentagram are aiming upwards towards the air, it
represents the male goat of the Witches’ Sabbath.
A human figure with the head aiming downwards obviously represents a demon, that is to
say, an intellectual subversion, disorder, or madness.
The Pentagram, which in the Gnostic schools is known as the Flaming Star, is the sign of
magic omnipotence. The five Impressions of the Great Light, and the five Helpers, are contained within the
Flaming Star.The five Helpers are the five Genii: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Michael, and Samael. The
entire Treasury of the Light is contained within the Pentagram, and this allegorizes the
human being.The comprehension of the magic Pentagram is the key of the two Spaces.
The sign of the Pentagram must be composed of the seven metals, or at least traced in
pure Gold upon white virgin marble.The seven metals are as follows: Silver, Mercury, Copper, Gold, Iron, Tin and Lead.
The Pentagram, with its superior ray aiming upwards, forces the columns of demons to
scatter.
The Pentagram, with the two inferior rays aiming upwards, attracts the tenebrous ones.
When the Pentagram is traced with carbon on the floor of the threshold (entr
ance) of the room, with its two inferior rays aiming towards the outside of the room, it does not permit
the entering of the tenebrous ones.
The Pentagram must be consecrated with the four elements, while reciting the exorcisms
of fire, air, water and earth.
Five breaths must be blown upon the magic Pentagram figure
The Flaming Star must be sprinkled five times with ritual water.
The figure of the Pentagram must be dried with the smoke of five perfumes:
Frankincense, Myrrh, Moe, Sulphur, and Camphor.
Afterwards, the Pentagram is placed on the floor, alternating successively to the North,
South, East and West.
The name of Aleph and the sacred name of Thau must be uttered, united in the Kabalistic
name of Azoth. While blowing the five breaths upon the Flaming
Star, the five magic Helpers Gabriel,
Raphael, Uriel, Michael, and Samael, must be invoked.
Do not forget that the Golden Fleece is the Treasury of the Light.
Unquestionably, the Golden Fleece is contained in the First Mystery.
No Adept can take possession of the Golden Fleece, if he has not previously
comprehended the First Conmiandment and the First Mystery.
The First Mystery is found contained within the Four-and-
Twentieth Mystery, which is the Loom upon which our own fate is woven and unwoven.
The Loom of God, the Great Work, functions only with the Sixth Mystery. The Sixth
Mystery is the Lover, the mystery of Love.
The transcendental sexual electricity is that marvelous force which originates all motion
in the Loom of God. Those who never transmute the sacred sperm into transcendental sexual electricity leave
the Loom of God in suspense. Those who leave the Loom of God in suspense are not working in the Great Work. It is necessary to worship Iod-Heve. Nevertheless, if the worshipper does not continue hi
s work in the Great Work, he becomes stagnant.
When one does not possess a Hermetic Glass, then one must attain it in order to work in
the Great Work.Often moral codes, prejudgments, and fears constitute a great obstacle to the acquisition
of a Hermetic Glass. A damaged or destroyed Hermetic Glass does not serve the Alchemist for his work in the
Great Work. The Hermetic Glass is the feminine Yoni; you know this.
The key of all power is found in the wise connection of the generator Lingam with the
feminine Yoni.
Those who spill the Mercury do not obtain the generation of the transcendental sexual
electricity. Thus, they fail in the Great Work.
Spilling the Hermetic Glass is equivalent to paralyzing all the activities of the Four-and-
Twentieth Mystery.The cowards that are influenced by prejudgments and absurd fears, never obtain a
Hermetic Glass. Thus, they lamentably fail. Those who for absurd considerations and false moral postulates adhere themselves to a destroyed or damaged Hermetic Glass, and do not da
re to take a new one, leave the Great Work paralyzed. Thus, they lamentably fail.
The Treasury is for courageous workers. If the Gods do not want their physical body to degenerate and die, then they must feed themselves with the nectar of immortality.
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Seven Sermons to the Dead

(Seven Sermons to the Dead)

C.G. Jung, 1916
(Translation by H. G. Baynes)

Contents

 

THE SEVEN SERMONS TO THE DEAD
WRITTEN BY BASILIDES IN ALEXANDRIA,
THE CITY WHERE THE EAST
TOUCHETH THE WEST.

Sermo I

The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. They prayed me let them in and besought my word, and thus I began my teaching.

Harken: I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities.

This nothingness or fullness we name the PLEROMA. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities. In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma.

In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It is quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.

CREATURA is not in the pleroma, but in itself. The pleroma is both beginning and end of created beings. It pervadeth them, as the light of the sun everywhere pervadeth the air. Although the pleroma pervadeth altogether, yet hath created being no share thereof, just as a wholly transparent body becometh neither light nor dark through the light which pervadeth it. We are, however, the pleroma itself, for we are a part of the eternal and infinite. But we have no share thereof, as we are from the pleroma infinitely removed; not spiritually or temporally, but essentially, since we are distinguished from the pleroma in our essence as creatura, which is confined within time and space.

Yet because we are parts of the pleroma, the pleroma is also in us. Even in the smallest point is the pleroma endless, eternal, and entire, since small and great are qualities which are contained in it. It is that nothingness which is everywhere whole and continuous. Only figuratively, therefore, do I speak of created being as a part of the pleroma. Because, actually, the pleroma is nowhere divided, since it is nothingness. We are also the whole pleroma, because, figuratively, the pleroma is the smallest point (assumed only, not existing) in us and the boundless firmament about us. But wherefore, then, do we speak of the pleroma at all, since it is thus everything and nothing?

I speak of it to make a beginning somewhere, and also to free you from the delusion that somewhere, either without or within, there standeth something fixed, or in some way established, from the beginning. Every so-called fixed and certain thing is only relative. That alone is fixed and certain which is subject to change.

What is changeable, however, is creatura. Therefore is it the one thing which is fixed and certain; because it hath qualities: it is even quality itself.

The question ariseth: How did creatura originate? Created beings came to pass, not creatura; since created being is the very quality of the pleroma, as much as non-creation which is the eternal death. In all times and places is creation, in all times and places is death. The pleroma hath all, distinctiveness and non-distinctiveness.

Distinctiveness is creatura. It is distinct. Distinctiveness is its essence, and therefore it distinguisheth. Therefore man discriminateth because his nature is distinctiveness. Wherefore also he distinguisheth qualities of the pleroma which are not. He distinguisheth them out of his own nature. Therefore must he speak of qualities of the pleroma which are not.

What use, say ye, to speak of it? Saidst thou not thyself, there is no profit in thinking upon the pleroma?

That said I unto you, to free you from the delusion that we are able to think about the pleroma. When we distinguish qualities of the pleroma, we are speaking from the ground of our own distinctiveness and concerning our own distinctiveness. But we have said nothing concerning the pleroma. Concerning our own distinctiveness, however, it is needful to speak, whereby we may distinguish ourselves enough. Our very nature is distinctiveness. If we are not true to this nature we do not distinguish ourselves enough. Therefore must we make distinctions of qualities.

What is the harm, ye ask, in not distinguishing oneself? If we do not distinguish, we get beyond our own nature, away from creatura. We fall into indistinctiveness, which is the other quality of the pleroma. We fall into the pleroma itself and cease to be creatures. We are given over to dissolution in the nothingness. This is the death of the creature. Therefore we die in such measure as we do not distinguish. Hence the natural striving of the creature goeth towards distinctiveness, fighteth against primeval, perilous sameness. This is called the principium individuationis. This principle is the essence of the creature. From this you can see why indistinctiveness and non-distinction are a great danger for the creature.

We must, therefore, distinguish the qualities of the pleroma. The qualities are pairs of opposites, such as—

The Effective and the Ineffective.
Fullness and Emptiness.
Living and Dead.
Difference and Sameness.
Light and Darkness.
The Hot and the Cold.
Force and Matter.
Time and Space.
Good and Evil.
Beauty and Ugliness.
The One and the Many. etc.

The pairs of opposites are qualities of the pleroma which are not, because each balanceth each. As we are the pleroma itself, we also have all these qualities in us. Because the very ground of our nature is distinctiveness, therefore we have these qualities in the name and sign of distinctiveness, which meaneth—

1. These qualities are distinct and separate in us one from the other; therefore they are not balanced and void, but are effective. Thus are we the victims of the pairs of opposites. The pleroma is rent in us.
2. The qualities belong to the pleroma, and only in the name and sign of distinctiveness can and must we possess or live them. We must distinguish ourselves from qualities. In the pleroma they are balanced and void; in us not. Being distinguished from them delivereth us.

When we strive after the good or the beautiful, we thereby forget our own nature, which is distinctiveness, and we are delivered over to the qualities of the pleroma, which are pairs of opposites. We labor to attain to the good and the beautiful, yet at the same time we also lay hold of the evil and the ugly, since in the pleroma these are one with the good and the beautiful. When, however, we remain true to our own nature, which is distinctiveness, we distinguish ourselves from the good and the beautiful, and, therefore, at the same time, from the evil and the ugly. And thus we fall not into the pleroma, namely, into nothingness and dissolution.

Thou sayest, ye object, that difference and sameness are also qualities of the pleroma. How would it be, then, if we strive after difference? Are we, in so doing, not true to our own nature? And must we none the less be given over to sameness when we strive after difference?

Ye must not forget that the pleroma hath no qualities. We create them through thinking. If, therefore, ye strive after difference or sameness, or any qualities whatsoever, ye pursue thoughts which flow to you out of the pleroma; thoughts, namely, concerning non-existing qualities of the pleroma. Inasmuch as ye run after these thoughts, ye fall again into the pleroma, and reach difference and sameness at the same time. Not your thinking, but your being, is distinctiveness. Therefore not after difference, as ye think it, must ye strive; but after your own being. At bottom, therefore, there is only one striving, namely, the striving after your own being. If ye had this striving ye would not need to know anything about the pleroma and its qualities, and yet would ye come to your right goal by virtue of your own being. Since, however, thought estrangeth from being, that knowledge must I teach you wherewith ye may be able to hold your thought in leash.

Sermo II

In the night the dead stood along the wall and cried:

We would have knowledge of god. Where is god? Is god dead?

God is not dead. Now, as ever, he liveth. God is creatura, for he is something definite, and therefore distinct from the pleroma. God is quality of the pleroma, and everything which I said of creatura also is true concerning him.

He is distinguished, however, from created beings through this, that he is more indefinite and indeterminable than they. He is less distinct than created beings, since the ground of his being is effective fullness. Only in so far as he is definite and distinct is he creatura, and in like measure is he the manifestation of the effective fullness of the pleroma.

Everything which we do not distinguish falleth into the pleroma and is made void by its opposite. If, therefore, we do not distinguish god, effective fullness is for us extinguished.

Moreover god is the pleroma itself, as likewise each smallest point in the created and uncreated is the pleroma itself.

Effective void is the nature of the devil. God and devil are the first manifestations of nothingness, which we call the pleroma. It is indifferent whether the pleroma is or is not, since in everything it is balanced and void. Not so creatura. In so far as god and devil are creatura they do not extinguish each other, but stand one against the other as effective opposites. We need no proof of their existence. It is enough that we must always be speaking of them. Even if both were not, creatura, of its own essential distinctiveness, would forever distinguish them anew out of the pleroma.

Everything that discrimination taketh out of the pleroma is a pair of opposites. To god, therefore, always belongeth the devil.

This inseparability is as close and, as your own life hath made you see, as indissoluble as the pleroma itself. Thus it is that both stand very close to the pleroma, in which all opposites are extinguished and joined.

God and devil are distinguished by the qualities fullness and emptiness, generation and destruction. Effectiveness is common to both. Effectiveness joineth them. Effectiveness, therefore, standeth above both; is a god above god, since in its effect it uniteth fullness and emptiness.

This is a god whom ye knew not, for mankind forgot it. We name it by its name Abraxas. It is more indefinite still than god and devil.

That god may be distinguished from it, we name god Helios or Sun. Abraxas is effect. Nothing standeth opposed to it but the ineffective; hence its effective nature freely unfoldeth itself. The ineffective is not, therefore resisteth not. Abraxas standeth above the sun and above the devil. It is improbable probability, unreal reality. Had the pleroma a being, Abraxas would be its manifestation. It is the effective itself, not any particular effect, but effect in general.

It is unreal reality, because it hath no definite effect.

It is also creatura, because it is distinct from the pleroma.

The sun hath a definite effect, and so hath the devil. Wherefore do they appear to us more effective than indefinite Abraxas.

It is force, duration, change.

The dead now raised a great tumult, for they were Christians.

Sermo III

Like mists arising from a marsh, the dead came near and cried: Speak further unto us concerning the supreme god.

Hard to know is the deity of Abraxas. Its power is the greatest, because man perceiveth it not. From the sun he draweth the summum bonum; from the devil the infimum malum; but from Abraxas life, altogether indefinite, the mother of good and evil.

Smaller and weaker life seemeth to be than the summum bonum; wherefore is it also hard to conceive that Abraxas transcendeth even the sun in power, who is himself the radiant source of all the force of life.

Abraxas is the sun, and at the same time the eternally sucking gorge of the void, the belittling and dismembering devil.

The power of Abraxas is twofold; but ye see it not, because for your eyes the warring opposites of this power are extinguished.

What the god-sun speaketh is life.

What the devil speaketh is death.

But Abraxas speaketh that hallowed and accursed word which is life and death at the same time.

Abraxas begetteth truth and lying, good and evil, light and darkness, in the same word and in the same act. Wherefore is Abraxas terrible.

It is splendid as the lion in the instant he striketh down his victim. It is beautiful as a day of spring. It is the great Pan himself and also the small one. It is Priapos.

It is the monster of the under-world, a thousand-armed polyp, coiled knot of winged serpents, frenzy.

It is the hermaphrodite of the earliest beginning.

It is the lord of the toads and frogs, which live in the water and go up on the land, whose chorus ascendeth at noon and at midnight.

It is abundance that seeketh union with emptiness.

It is holy begetting.

It is love and love’s murder.

It is the saint and his betrayer.

It is the brightest light of day and the darkest night of madness.

To look upon it, is blindness.

To know it, is sickness.

To worship it, is death.

To fear it, is wisdom.

To resist it not, is redemption.

God dwelleth behind the sun, the devil behind the night. What god bringeth forth out of the light the devil sucketh into the night. But Abraxas is the world, its becoming and its passing. Upon every gift that cometh from the god-sun the devil layeth his curse.

Everything that ye entreat from the god-sun begetteth a deed of the devil.

Everything that ye create with the god-sun giveth effective power to the devil.

That is terrible Abraxas.

It is the mightiest creature, and in it the creature is afraid of itself.

It is the manifest opposition of creatura to the pleroma and its nothingness.

It is the son’s horror of the mother.

It is the mother’s love for the son.

It is the delight of the earth and the cruelty of the heavens.

Before its countenance man becometh like stone.

Before it there is no question and no reply.

It is the life of creatura.

It is the operation of distinctiveness.

It is the love of man.

It is the speech of man.

It is the appearance and the shadow of man.

It is illusory reality.

Now the dead howled and raged, for they were unperfected.

Sermo IV

The dead filled the place murmuring and said:

Tell us of gods and devils, accursed one!

The god-sun is the highest good; the devil is the opposite. Thus have ye two gods. But there are many high and good things and many great evils. Among these are two god-devils; the one is the burning one, the other the growing one.

The burning one is eros, who hath the form of flame. Flame giveth light because it consumeth.

The growing one is the tree of life. It buddeth, as in growing it heapeth up living stuff.

Eros flameth up and dieth. But the tree of life groweth with slow and constant increase through unmeasured time.

Good and evil are united in the flame.

Good and evil are united in the increase of the tree. In their divinity stand life and love opposed.

Innumerable as the host of the stars is the number of gods and devils.

Each star is a god, and each space that a star filleth is a devil. But the empty-fullness of the whole is the pleroma.

The operation of the whole is Abraxas, to whom only the ineffective standeth opposed.

Four is the number of the principal gods, as four is the number of the world’s measurements.

One is the beginning, the god-sun.

Two is Eros; for he bindeth twain together and outspreadeth himself in brightness.

Three is the Tree of Life, for it filleth space with bodily forms.

Four is the devil, for he openeth all that is closed. All that is formed of bodily nature doth he dissolve; he is the destroyer in whom everything is brought to nothing.

For me, to whom knowledge hath been given of the multiplicity and diversity of the gods, it is well. But woe unto you, who replace these incompatible many by a single god. For in so doing ye beget the torment which is bred from not understanding, and ye mutilate the creature whose nature and aim is distinctiveness. How can ye be true to your own nature when ye try to change the many into one? What ye do unto the gods is done likewise unto you. Ye all become equal and thus is your nature maimed.

Equality shall prevail not for god, but only for the sake of man. For the gods are many, whilst men are few. The gods are mighty and can endure their manifoldness. For like the stars they abide in solitude, parted one from the other by immense distances. But men are weak and cannot endure their manifold nature. Therefore they dwell together and need communion, that they may bear their separateness. For redemption’s sake I teach you the rejected truth, for the sake of which I was rejected.

The multiplicity of the gods correspondeth to the multiplicity of man.

Numberless gods await the human state. Numberless gods have been men. Man shareth in the nature of the gods. He cometh from the gods and goeth unto god.

Thus, just as it serveth not to reflect upon the pleroma, it availeth not to worship the multiplicity of the gods. Least of all availeth it to worship the first god, the effective abundance and the summum bonum. By our prayer we can add to it nothing, and from it nothing take; because the effective void swalloweth all.

The bright gods form the celestial world. It is manifold and infinitely spreading and increasing. The god-sun is the supreme lord of that world.

The dark gods form the earth-world. They are simple and infinitely diminishing and declining. The devil is the earth-world’s lowest lord, the moon-spirit, satellite of the earth, smaller, colder, and more dead than the earth.

There is no difference between the might of the celestial gods and those of the earth. The celestial gods magnify, the earth-gods diminish. Measureless is the movement of both.

Sermo V

The dead mocked and cried: Teach us, fool, of the church and holy communion.

The world of the gods is made manifest in spirituality and in sexuality. The celestial ones appear in spirituality, the earthly in sexuality.

Spirituality conceiveth and embraceth. It is womanlike and therefore we call it mater coelestis, the celestial mother. Sexuality engendereth and createth. It is manlike, and therefore we call it phallos, the earthly father.

The sexuality of man is more of the earth, the sexuality of woman is more of the spirit.

The spirituality of man is more of heaven, it goeth to the greater.

The spirituality of woman is more of the earth, it goeth to the smaller.

Lying and devilish is the spirituality of the man which goeth to the smaller.

Lying and devilish is the spirituality of the woman which goeth to the greater.

Each must go to its own place.

Man and woman become devils one to the other when they divide not their spiritual ways, for the nature of creatura is distinctiveness.

The sexuality of man hath an earthward course, the sexuality of woman a spiritual. Man and woman become devils one to the other if they distinguish not their sexuality.

Man shall know of the smaller, woman the greater.

Man shall distinguish himself both from spirituality and from sexuality. He shall call spirituality Mother, and set her between heaven and earth. He shall call sexuality Phallos, and set him between himself and earth. For the Mother and the Phallos are super-human daemons which reveal the world of the gods. They are for us more effective than the gods, because they are closely akin to our own nature. Should ye not distinguish yourselves from sexuality and from spirituality, and not regard them as of a nature both above you and beyond, then are ye delivered over to them as qualities of the pleroma. Spirituality and sexuality are not your qualities, not things which ye possess and contain. But they possess and contain you; for they are powerful daemons, manifestations of the gods, and are, therefore, things which reach beyond you, existing in themselves. No man hath a spirituality unto himself, or a sexuality unto himself. But he standeth under the law of spirituality and of sexuality.

No man, therefore, escapeth these daemons. Ye shall look upon them as daemons, and as a common task and danger, a common burden which life hath laid upon you. Thus is life for you also a common task and danger, as are the gods, and first of all terrible Abraxas.

Man is weak, therefore is communion indispensable. If your communion be not under the sign of the Mother, then is it under the sign of the Phallos. No communion is suffering and sickness. Communion in everything is dismemberment and dissolution.

Distinctiveness leadeth to singleness. Singleness is opposed to communion. But because of man’s weakness over against the gods and daemons and their invincible law is communion needful. Therefore shall there be as much communion as is needful, not for man’s sake, but because of the gods. The gods force you to communion. As much as they force you, so much is communion needed, more is evil.

In communion let every man submit to others, that communion be maintained; for ye need it.

In singleness the one man shall be superior to the others, that every man may come to himself and avoid slavery.

In communion there shall be continence.

In singleness there shall be prodigality.

Communion is depth.

Singleness is height.

Right measure in communion purifieth and preserveth.

Right measure in singleness purifieth and increaseth.

Communion giveth us warmth, singleness giveth us light.

Sermo VI

The daemon of sexuality approacheth our soul as a serpent. It is half human and appeareth as thought-desire.

The daemon of spirituality descendeth into our soul as the white bird. It is half human and appeareth as desire-thought.

The serpent is an earthy soul, half daemonic, a spirit, and akin to the spirits of the dead. Thus too, like these, she swarmeth around in the things of earth, making us either to fear them or pricking us with intemperate desires. The serpent hath a nature like unto woman. She seeketh ever the company of the dead who are held by the spell of the earth, they who found not the way beyond that leadeth to singleness. The serpent is a whore. She wantoneth with the devil and with evil spirits; a mischievous tyrant and tormentor, ever seducing to evilest company. The white bird is a half-celestial soul of man. He bideth with the Mother, from time to time descending. The bird hath a nature like unto man, and is effective thought. He is chaste and solitary, a messenger of the Mother. He flieth high above earth. He commandeth singleness. He bringeth knowledge from the distant ones who went before and are perfected. He beareth our word above to the Mother. She intercedeth, she warneth, but against the gods she hath no power. She is a vessel of the sun. The serpent goeth below and with her cunning she lameth the phallic daemon, or else goadeth him on. She yieldeth up the too crafty thoughts of the earthy one, those thoughts which creep through every hole and cleave to all things with desirousness. The serpent, doubtless, willeth it not, yet she must be of use to us. She fleeth our grasp, thus showing us the way, which with our human wits we could not find.

With disdainful glance the dead spake: Cease this talk of gods and daemons and souls. At bottom this hath long been known to us.

Sermo VII

Yet when night was come the dead again approached with lamentable mien and said: There is yet one matter we forgot to mention. Teach us about man.

Man is a gateway, through which from the outer world of gods, daemons, and souls ye pass into the inner world; out of the greater into the smaller world. Small and transitory is man. Already is he behind you, and once again ye find yourselves in endless space, in the smaller or innermost infinity. At immeasurable distance standeth one single Star in the zenith.

This is the one god of this one man. This is his world, his pleroma, his divinity.

In this world is man Abraxas, the creator and the destroyer of his own world.

This Star is the god and the goal of man.

This is his one guiding god. In him goeth man to his rest. Toward him goeth the long journey of the soul after death. In him shineth forth as light all that man bringeth back from the greater world. To this one god man shall pray.

Prayer increaseth the light of the Star. It casteth a bridge over death. It prepareth life for the smaller world and assuageth the hopeless desires of the greater.

When the greater world waxeth cold, burneth the Star.

Between man and his one god there standeth nothing, so long as man can turn away his eyes from the flaming spectacle of Abraxas.

Man here, god there.

Weakness and nothingness here, there eternally creative power.

Here nothing but darkness and chilling moisture.

There wholly sun.

Whereupon the dead were silent and ascended like the smoke above the herdsman’s fire, who through the night kept watch over his flock.

ANAGRAMMA:

NAHTRIHECCUNDE
GAHINNEVERAHTUNIN
ZEHGESSURKLACH
ZUNNUS

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The Physical Appearance of the Anunnaki.

 Post by ancienthistorian at ATS.
This thread is an open discussion on how the Anunnaki race might have looked like.
Everything I’m about to discuss in this thread will be pure speculation.

Having read alot of Mesopotamian stories from tablets , Its very rare to find a description of the Anunnaki’s physical appearance. However we can find some hints of their appearance by simply looking at what the tablets say about their descendants.

1)We obviously know that the anunnaki were humanoid like us.

2)We also know that they were tall , According to some tablets the demi-god Gilgamesh stood 7ft tall. In the Hebrew bible the giant Goliath was 6ft 9inch tall (2.06 metres). We could imagine the Anunnaki were roughly the same height as modern day basketball players.

3) In the some Sumerian tablets , the Anunnaki refers to humans on earth as “black headed people.”

“An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursag creators of the black-headed people. Founders of Eridu, Bad-tibira, Larsa, Sippar, and Shuruppak.”

We see Sargon of akkad use the same phrase to describe the citizens of Mesopotamia:

“The black-headed peoples I ruled, I governed.Whatsoever king shall be exalted after me, Let him rule, let him govern the black headed people.”

4) In the Epic of Gilgamesh a 4000 year old Sumerian story , The Anunnaki demi-goddess ‘Ninsun’ was described as follow:

“The mother of Gilgamesh was the pale Ninsun,
Herself listed among the goddesses,
A gentle queen,
Who had the gift of prophecy,
And could read dreams.”

Its no suprise that the stories of the Anunnaki spread to other cultures around the world.

Like all myths there are only 3 major types of (alien) races recorded in every culture.

1) You have the benevolent Amphibian/mermaid type race worshiped as Ocean/River gods

2) You have the aggressive Reptilian/serpent type race who were seen as monsters/daemons.

3) Lastly you have the giant human looking/sentient type race who were the patron gods of the human race. (The Anunnaki)

In both Greek & Hindu mythology these races continuously interbreeded with each other producing powerful offspring.
Its worth to note that in all the myths across the world both the Amphibian & Reptilian races lived underground. On some rare occasions they would allow their hybrid offspring to live among them.

Red hair also seems to be a trait that’s closely related to the gods especially the descendants of the Amphibian race , I guess it’s probably a mermaid thing…..

1)According to Homer Achilles was apparently a ginger. His mother who was an Ocean nymph was forcefully raped by a human , which lead to the birth of Achilles.

“Athena came down from heaven (the sky): She stood behind him and held him back by his long red hair. No other man saw her but Achilles alone.” -[Liad 850Bc]

2)Rhesus the mythical king of Thrace was also the son of a river god , He derived his name because of his red hair and is depicted on Greek pottery as having red hair and beard.

3)Thracians who were apparently the descendants of the god Ares had red hair and Blue eyes.

“those of the Thracians have blue eyes and red hair.” – [Xenophanes 543Bc]

4) In Irish mythology there is a mysterious tribe of red haired demi-gods called the Tuatha Dé Danann

The Hindus depicted their gods with blue skin and feminine features (just like the greeks), however later arts changed their skin to pale white to represent upper castes of Northern India , the word “Aryan” means ‘noble’ and was originally used In the Vedic scriptures to describe the descendants of the Hindu gods or those who have royal blood.

Just like the greeks the Hindus use the color of ‘gold’ to describe their gods:

“Indra throws drops of moisture on his golden beard…..the Iron One with yellow beard and yellow hair.” — Rig Veda (1200Bc)

The origin of light skin , eyes, hair.

According to scientists the mutations for light skin (A111T) , light hair (KITLG) and Blue eyes (OCA2) originated between the middle east and the Indian subcontinent (Iran) 8000 years ago (6000Bc). Before that time blue eyes & white skin didn’t exist , The fact that those mutations happened long after the Ice age & far away from cold northern climates raises alot of speculation , The theory that these mutations were caused by natural selection doesn’t hold any credibility. The latest and most probable theory suggests that these mutations came from Neanderthals. However Mutations for blond and red hair ect. havent been found in ancient European samples prior to the Bronze Age.

The genes for light skin ,eyes & hair originated from only 2 paternal (Ydna) markers. The first being haplogroup R1 which is distributed across the entire Eurasian continent & the second is haplogroup I1 which is predominantly found among Nordic people. Scientists originaly thought haplogroup I1 originated in Europe but new studies found that It originated in the middle-east along with haplogroup R1. Countries with the highest population frequency of haplogroup I1 are also the countries with the most tall people in the world.
If the Anunnaki were responsible for these “Aryan” traits then there is definitely evidence to back it up. Alot of people in the UFO community believe In Nordic type aliens that look exactly like us , so maybe there is some truth in all those legends after all.

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What is Light, Conciousness, Dreams?

Post by DeadCat at ATS
So my curiosity down several rabbit holes brings be to a few unanswered questions.

Is light the oldest thing in the universe? Given our prespectives on life literally rely on it, we precieve it and that is our reality so I figure it may as well be.

Conciousness is made of atoms? Or firing of neurons or what ever. It’s energy… right? Feelings are your bodies neurological reaction to the chemicals being produced in your body. But that doesn’t explain thoughts. Thoughts… trigger feelings. Thoughts are the real captain of the ship. So what are they?

Some say it is your soul, some say spirit, some say your conscience, others say your subconscious…

(In my opinion feelings are the conciousness, and thoughts are the subconscious.)

People want to know what happens to that when you die… So what is THAT? Digging my own rabbit hole here but..# it.

This is where dreams come into play for me. You go to sleep in your bed. And once you are dreaming, you don’t really think. “Wait where am I? I was in my bed.. now I’m here wtf!” (Or maybe you do, idk.) You just roll with it, and don’t really care. YOUR WHOLE REALITY JUST CHANGED BEFORE YOUR EYES AND YOU DON’T EVEN CARE! And this happens every night for most people.

My point is, dreams seem real right? They feel real until you become too aware of the fact that you are dreaming and get sucked back into your reality that you call home. Which ties into my original point, you left your physical body to play out another role in your sleep, but using the same persona, the same personality… YOU. Whatever that is. That subconscious idea of you. That’s who you play everytime.

Is YOU just a consept? Or is it an energy?

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Elementalist
Think about this;

When you are lucid dreaming or astral projected, that is, projected consciousness beyond the body and it’s 5 senses…

There is light for you to see. How does one “see” in the dream, when they’re eyes are shut? What sensory is being used to project the entire environment and everything being perceived or interacted with in the dream scape?

How is light, allowing the vision to be perceived and seen, like a window in the sub conscious mind?

When one is awake, their biological vessel, it’s systems, it’s 5 senses, it’s neuro network, are at work.
With eyes open, external light penetrates the eyeballs which is sent to the brain, which takes in the light and it’s information (what is being seen, the colours, environment etc).

Yet when one is asleep, the body is at rest, the bio systems are still functioning yet subtle and unaware by the consciousNess that is currently in another “space” experiencing it’s dream/astral.

Still, that identity / awareness / consciousness is expediting light, an environment, information, and can see, hear, touch, smell, feel and even communicate.

Light. Consciousness. Dream.

Elementalist

“Dream seem real right?”

There are many beings in this planet who can create and manifest in their dream scape.

To most, the mental faculties are dormant and only used for a handful of things; remembering, thinking, communicating, concentrating or nothing.

Yet the brain and consciousness can do so much more; the whole imagination, creating things that are abstract and not yet of this world (inventing).

But it’s that creating force in our brains/consciousness that is a big factor. The part of it that is not contained to linear and narrow thinking.
That expansive thinking that brings world’s of ideas into the individual consciousness.

Image / Nation / imagination

For instance, shamans, monks, adepts, those who practice and discipline themselves and their internal natures; astral, dream scaping, remote viewing etc..

You really think these people sit in meditation hours on end, week in, week out, year through and through. .. for nothing?

Do you think they are experiencing anything with eyes shut and body control? What are they seeing, feeling, hearing, being receptive too beyond the body?

The internal experience is as much as the external experience.

Meaning the internal; within your own being, consciousness. Your dreams, your projections, your imaginations and inner workings.

As opposed to the external; that which is experienced outside of the temple, only available with 5 senses that are receptive to the outside world; nose, mouth, eyes, ears, nerves allow us to – smell, taste, see, hear and feel.

Internal vs external.

Does one ever feel like they are missing something dear in their life? Like a piece of them is not intact?

This is your other half, and it’s not an external female or male person/identity in a body, though sometimes arrangements are made to realign self.

It’s your internal self that is missing. That has been ignored. Your inner workings that were never given attention or care, that lay dormant.

Hence most don’t see with a third eye, that window I talked about it the post above… the minds vision, where image nation is used and creates.

Belcastro
the big secret is that in your dreams you are god.
and that dreams are other realities whether being a manufacturing of the brain or not.

if it were the case that dreams were manufactured by the mind then when you dream you created that reality.

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The false Christian doctrine that “Lucifer” means Satan.

The word “Lucifer” in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists, and becomes a huge obstacle for the claims of Mormonism. John J. Robinson in A Pilgrim’s Path, pp. 47-48 explains:

“Lucifer makes his appearance in the fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at the twelfth verse, and nowhere else: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

“In the original Hebrew text, the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, but about a fallen Babylonian king, who during his lifetime had persecuted the children of Israel. It contains no mention of Satan, either by name or reference. The Hebrew scholar could only speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing in the Latin tongue used by the Church, had decided for themselves that they wanted the story to be about a fallen angel, a creature not even mentioned in the original Hebrew text, and to whom they gave the name “Lucifer.”

Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light.” In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as “Day star, son of the Dawn.” The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king’s dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, “The Sun King”).

The scholars authorized by … King James I to translate the Bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated … largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, “Day star, son of the Dawn,” as “Lucifer,” and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and — ironically — the Prince of Darkness.

Read more at : http://www.lds-mormon.com/lucifer.shtml

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