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The BluePrint Of The Mind
It is impossible to even begin to understand The Mind -- and especially the Esoteric Realities of Mind -- without understanding the pattern of mind at the left known as the Tree of Life, which the inner core of Jesus' disciples understood -- in order to Know The Truth. Further, it is impossible to claim to be a believer or follower of Jesus' teachings of TheWay, and not ardently strive to bring about that condition of Manifest Laws and Wholeness of Mind and Being that is portrayed at the right. Of the Tree of Life it is stated: "...To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev 2:7 KJV) -- and the present day casual faith and belief that is being championed by the Churches, in no manner represents the original teachings of Jesus, or the lifestyle and and mindset necessary to overcome the Laws and bring about that condition of Laws portrayed at the right.
As a reader, you might be inclined to pose the question: Why would we want to perceive and understand what can be portrayed as the BluePrint of the Mind? Many will reason that, even if such a thing was possible, what would be the purpose? After all, isn't what we believe, and the experience of life, far more important? While a blind man can experience the movement of an automobile as it travels upon the highway, it is the experienced driver who can control the car and navigate the roads -- and he is the one that possesses the freedom to choose his destinations. For the mind is the vehicle and the spiritual magic carpet that opens the doors to all realities of experience that Jesus taught would come to you in the End Times (see Armageddon Lost). And once understood from the vantage point of an enlightened perception, there is nothing but mind -- and if we fail to understand the higher meaning of what we see, then we will forever remain a stranger unto ourselves. Unbeknown to the vast multitude of mankind, our own soul dwells in a dimension of mind and being where all things are seen for what they truly are -- and to remain alienated from this inner depth of our true self, is to permit who we truly are to remain a virtual and perpetual enigma.
When Jesus was asked why he did not teach the multitude of people in an open and straightforward manner -- but rather, he taught the multitudes of the people who came to him in the enigma of parables -- a teaching method where each parable could be understood and interpreted in any number of ways, and the disciples asked why he did not teach them openly. And while Jesus taught the multitudes in parables that were interpreted very differently by each individual, it is also recorded in the scriptures that he explained to his disciples: “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). Like the scriptures themselves which there are almost as many interpretations as their are people who read them, because Jesus spoke and taught in parables, each person may very well have walked away, with a totally different understanding than his neighbor. And if you fail to understand why Jesus taught in allegory and enigma, and what you must do to perceive the underlying Truths that the vast majority of people are blind to, then you will never be able to discern TheWay that reveals the Truth and the Kingdom. Paradoxically, parables are used to both illustrate, and to conceal -- and when Jesus said that he taught in parables so that the multitudes may be "...seeing ...and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” -- what Jesus was stating was that the truth of what was being portrayed, did not belong to them -- but only to the inner core of his disciples. And that each man who was taught by parables, could only perceive and comprehend in accord with their own spiritual condition and understanding. And perhaps even more importantly is the fact that this spiritual reality and concept was so necessary to understand, that Jesus interpreted the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ) -- and made this very profound statement and warning: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- and what this means is that if you fail to understand what is being conveyed in this parable, then you are wasting your time in any attempt to understand ANYTHING!!! It does not matter if you spend your life reading either the scriptures, or every relevant book -- or you listen to people who you consider the most knowledgeable in the world -- if you fail to understand and embrace the teachings and concepts of this parable, in the end when you pass from this life, you will find out that you know nothing of any spiritual importance or truth.
Few people understand the reason why Jesus taught in parables, because they don't understand the nature of mind -- or how the parable is the only means to convey man's higher reality of soul and the Kingdom of God. On the nature and purpose of a parable, the Wycliffe Bible Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching of the cult, 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...” And in his famed work De Principiis, the Church Father Origin explains who can be a recipient of the Mysteries of the Kingdom and the Gospel of God: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”.
This reality that the modern Church is in denial of, is explained by Clement of Alexandria who was one of the earliest of Church writers, where he explains in his Stromata: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them." The multitudes who were taught only in parables, were portrayed as those who were "without" -- while the inner core of disciples, were those who dwelt in the House -- i.e., “And if you come to the books written after the time of Jesus, you will find that those multitudes of believers who hear the parables are, as it were, 'without', and worthy only of exoteric doctrines, while the disciples learn in private the explanation of the parables. For, privately, to His own disciples did Jesus open up all things, esteeming above the multitudes those who desired to know His wisdom” (Origen, Contra Celsum).
The multitudes of people who were taught in parables, did not live the necessary lifestyle that enables the teachings of TheWay to evolve within the individual. Without the proper mindset and lifestyle, the necessary spiritual concepts cannot take root and evolve within the life of the individual. Therefore, the multitudes who were "without", were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and what Jesus portrayed as "...the mystery of the kingdom of God". Yet, by preserving these sacred teachings and truths in the enigma of parables, they would be safeguarded for a future time when the disciple was better prepared to perceive and understand what the multitude of people could not -- and cannot. And it was for this very reason that Jesus said to the complacent believer: "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 NKJ).
The reality that few students of the scriptures are even prepared to come to terms with, is the fact that the very authors of the Bible warned that it is impossible for the "natural" organic mind of man to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- and these same authors of the scriptures predicted that the multitude of people would judge and condemn these higher concepts as utter "foolishness" (see Organic Mind)! Why? The problem is seen in the fact that the organic mind of man is comprised of earth-matter -- and is therefore of the earth's vibration -- and in it's "natural" organic state, the mind of organic man simply does not support the higher vibrations of mind necessary to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what Jesus called the Kingdom of God. and thus, Jesus warned those who would call themselves his followers and disciples: "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" -- because without doing and living as he taught, it is impossible to bring about the necessary transformation of man's lower nature -- and therefore, it would be impossible to even begin to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God. And this is why Paul warned: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “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). And what modern Christians totally fail to comprehend, is the fact that Paul condemned the ritual observances of the Jews because this necessary transformation of man's lower nature could not be brought about through outward rituals and traditions -- but rather, only when the Law was internalized, and brought to Completion within the disciples own mind and being. Therefore, the Law was not done away with as Christians falsely believe -- but rather, perfected in such a way that neither Jew nor Christian possess the understanding today to comprehend. And thus, the whole of the scriptures possess a spiritual meaning, that the vast majority of biblical students and believers remain totally blind to -- and this is exactly what Jesus warned when he stated: "...That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand”.
Once the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures are properly understood, what is being presented is a guide book that the lost prodigal sons and daughters can utilize to fulfill the above words of Paul, and bring about their own spiritual transformation -- thereby enabling them to not only develop those areas of mind that are not naturally supported by the organic body-vessel -- and in the development of these higher areas of mind, the disciple is able to begin to comprehend the higher reality of the soul -- and ultimately begin to learn from what the Ebionite Nazirene disciples called, The True Prophet (click to access). And it is this process that brings about the necessary transformation of the "natural" mind and the development of the higher areas of mind that prompted the disciples to state: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (see Acts 14:22 NKJ @ http://GateOfEden.com ).
What was it that could only be revealed to the disciples? That could not be openly taught? While in the beginning, the inner core of the Church possessed many of the spiritual concepts of these esoteric teachings (see The Secret Doctrine), this body of esoteric knowledge was all thrown away in the fourth century as those Christians who called themselves Orthodox entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), as both the spiritual Christians as well as the Ebionite Nazirenes were hunted down and murdered because of their refusal to accept the religion of the emperor (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus) -- the Bible itself was corrupted and edited in order to make it support the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- and the wholesale unfaithfulness of the Church cast the world into the dark abyss of spiritual ignorance. Resulting in the fact that mankind has dwelt in a Spiritual Diaspora by virtue of his own infidelity to the Sacred Teachings of TheWay that Jesus provided to the lost prodigal sons and daughters. But this was foreseen and predicted in the little used and ignored Epistle of Peter And James where it is written that if the sacred knowledge is lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.???" (see The Most Important Scriptures Never Given To The Church).
While the world and all of life may appear on the surface to be very complex, once the Divine Pattern of Creation is understood, what is complex becomes very simple -- more and more simple as the mind of man is nurtured and evolved into Wholeness. Therefore, it is the folly of the intellectual, the study of Torah, the philosophers of this world, that make what is simple, complex beyond the ability of man to comprehend. In speaking of the Laws in what is known as the Essene Gospel of Peace, it is written: "And Jesus answered: God gave, by Moses, Ten Commandments to your forefathers. 'These commandments are hard,' said your forefathers, and they could not keep them. When Moses saw this, he had compassion on his people, and would not that they perish. And then he gave them ten times ten commandments. For he whose feet are strong as the mountain of Zion, needs no crutches; but he whose limbs do shake, gets further having crutches, than without them. And Moses said to the Lord: 'My heart is filled with sorrow, for my people will be lost. For they are without knowledge, and are not able to understand thy commandments. They are as little children who cannot yet understand their father's words. Suffer, Lord, that I give them other laws, that they may not perish. if they may not be with thee, Lord, let them not be against thee; that they may sustain themselves, and when the time has come, and they are ripe for thy words, reveal to hem thy laws.' For that did Moses break the two tablets of s tone whereon were written the Ten Commandments, and he gave them ten times ten in their stead. And of these ten times ten the Scribes and Pharisees have made a hundred times ten commandments. And they have laid unbearable burdens on your shoulders, that they themselves do not carry. For the more near are The Commandments to God, the less do we need; and the farther they are from God, then the more do we need. Wherefore are the laws of the Pharisees and Scribes innumerable; the laws of the Son of Man seven; of the angels three; and of God one. Therefore, I teach you only those laws which you can understand, that you may become men, and follow the seven laws of the Son of Man. Then will the unknown angels of the Heavenly Father also reveal their laws to you, that God's holy spirit may descend upon you, and lead you to His Law."
What is presented in these words represents Truth on many levels of our being. The further we are from our Source, the more fragmented we are -- and the more complex is the world in which we dwell -- i.e., "...For the more near are The Commandments to God, the less do we need; and the farther they are from God, then the more do we need." In our natural organic condition of body and mind, it is impossible for us to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- i.e., "...And Moses said to the Lord: 'My heart is filled with sorrow, for my people will be lost. For they are without knowledge, and are not able to understand thy commandments. They are as little children who cannot yet understand their father's words." And thus, because the prodigal sons and daughters have ventured into this, the Far Country, their separation from their Heavenly Father and Source of Being has fragmented them -- and in the fragmentation, they exist in a very complex and divided state. And it was the warning of Jesus that this distance from their Source, and the resulting fragmentation that occurs, has caused them to dwell in the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness) of mind and being. Therefore, the statement attributed to Jesus in the above quotation from the Essene Gospel of Peace, is of primary importance -- i.e., "...Therefore, I teach you only those laws which you can understand, that you may become men, and follow the seven laws of the Son of Man. Then will the unknown angels of the Heavenly Father also reveal their laws to you, that God's holy spirit may descend upon you, and lead you to His Law."
Jesus condemned the Pharisees and the Scribes, because like all the self-appointed authorities of this world, they create an endless amount of laws that shackle man -- and the laws of man are all counterfeit. The law of Moses is Ten -- but the Law of the Son of Man who is the seeker of the Kingdom, is Seven -- or what is known as the Law of Octaves (see http://TheLawOfOctaves.com ). The Law of the Angels is Three -- because these are the Laws that bring about spiritual evolution and Completion. More importantly is the fact that the Law of God is One -- and it is this Higher Law that brings about the Divine Marriage (see The Divine Marriage) that restores all of Creation into Oneness.
The purpose of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, is to prepare the seeker to walk in TheWay and manifest the Kingdom within themselves -- which from the perspective of the parables of Jesus, is seen in the return of the prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com ). Thus, it is written in the above: "...Therefore, I teach you only those laws which you can understand, that you may become men, and follow the seven laws of the Son of Man." The objective, then, is to expand the mind beyond "natural" organic limitations (see Organic Mind), in order to come into the fullness of Man, and be able to embrace the Seven Laws of the Son of Man -- or, what is known as the Law of Octaves (see http://TheLawOfOctaves.com ). This is accomplished by embracing the Law of Three -- which is the Divine Pattern of Creation. And ultimately, the Law of One, which is the Only Law of our Heavenly Father. With respect to the Laws, Jesus taught: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ).
Creator-God imbued man with his Own Divine Attributes -- i.e., "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Gen 1:27 NKJ) -- and within this Pattern, all of Creation exists and has its being within the Mind of God. That the Law of God is One, is of the utmost importance as a seeker begins to understand the very objective and reality of Creation as it is manifest within the Divine Pattern of Male and Female. That the Laws of the Angeles are three, represents the threefold reality within the Divine Pattern through which all of Creation is being evolved. And that the Law of the Son of Man is Seven, is the only way for the lost prodigal sons and daughters to being about their ultimate Destiny -- which must be accomplished by eating the fruit of the Tree of Life. Thus, "...the laws of the Son of Man seven; of the angels three; and of God one."
The Genesis account of Creation, as well as the rest of the scriptures including the Revelation, is not at all about historical people or prophetic predictions of future world events -- but rather, the whole of the scriptures once properly understood, is about you -- i.e., the prodigal son or daughter who is journeying in this, the Far Country, and the Laws which will insure your eventual return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com ). Adam and Eve are not historical people -- but are allegorical symbols that represent the Divine Pattern, with which all of Creation is imbued with the polarities of male and female. In the Alpha of Creation, Adam and Eve were represented as One, and this Oneness was portrayed by Jewish Mystics as AdamEve before the separation. And thus, because no experiential knowledge existed, all of Creation dwelt in ignorance. In the separation of the dynamic polarities, the Third-Force of Creation came into being which is the balance of the Divine Pattern, and it is through this Third-Force that the All came into being, and the Laws of the Angles imbued with the means to bring about the Ultimate Destiny in the Omega of Absolute Enlightened Light and Knowing. And it is therefore the Destiny of the prodigal son, to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- i.e., "Then the LORD God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever -- therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life" (Gen 3:22-24 NKJ).
Throughout man's history spiritual mystics and visionaries have been forced to convey profound truths in the allegorical language of the soul, because in his organic state of mind, man is incapable of comprehending the higher reality of his soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God and the very objectives of Creation (see Organic Mind). After eating from the Tree of Duality (aka Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), man was allegorically banished from the Garden of Eden to till the ground -- but the most important statement in the above is portrayed in the words: "...the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever". Therefore, the objective of the prodigal son's banishment is to bring about that condition where he can eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life, and return to Eden. But this can only be accomplished when he overcomes not only his divided nature, but the lower aspects of his mind and being as portrayed with the objective to subdue and have dominion over his lower animal nature -- i.e., "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Gen 1:26-28 KJV).
Of the Tree of Life it is written: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev 2:7 KJV) -- thus, the objective is to overcome the division of the Tree of Duality, and eat the life-giving fruit of the Tree of Life. "In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:2 KJV) -- thus, the Tree of Life has twelve fruits that heals and brings about wholeness. "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) -- thus, only those prodigal sons and daughters who eat the twelve fruits of the Tree of Life, can return to Eden by entering "...in through the gates into the city". And these gates are not found outwardly in this world -- bur rather, can only be found within your own mind and being. And this is why Jesus told the Pharisees when asked when the Kingdom would come upon the earth? That it will never come as carnal men predict -- because it is within each of us: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ). And to enter the Kingdom his disciples were taught to "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).
In the Essene Gospel of Peace which is quoted above, Jesus stated of the Pharisees and scribes with respect to the laws: "...And of these ten times ten the Scribes and Pharisees have made a hundred times ten commandments. And they have laid unbearable burdens on your shoulders, that they themselves do not carry." Not only did they place great burdens on the people, but they threw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ). "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in." (Matt 23:13 NKJ). Thus, it can be seen that while these counterfeit leaders has the ability to enter the Kingdom, the folly of their ways inhibited the lost prodigal sons and daughters from eating the fruit of the Tree of Life, and entering in through the "narrow gate" within them. And thus, it is written: “How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 TEV).
Once properly understood, the Tree of Life is the pattern and allegorical portrayal of the mind of man. And to understand what is being portrayed -- and why the mind of man is being portrayed in this manner -- you must first understand both the Laws, and the objective of what the Laws were brought into existence to bring about. As represented above, the Law of God is One -- and in the beginning, in the Divine Pattern of Creation, male/female, man/women, and the Divine Polarities of all of Creation, were One. Students of the Genesis account of Creation have long made note of the fact that there are what appears to be two Creation accounts put together -- and the supposed events that are presented, are in a different order from each other. Further, a different name is used for Creator God in the first account, than what is used in the second. And it is a fact that because few people understand the differences between the two accounts which represent the beginning of the Bible, the resulting confusion over the rest of the scriptures is the result of the prevailing ignorance as to why there appears to be two Creation accounts.
While the Law of Creator God brought forth man and woman as One, it was the Laws that are represented in the symbols of the Angels, that brought about the separation as portrayed in the second account. When the Pharisees tested Jesus on the issue of divorce, he responded and said: "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate" (Matt 19:4-6 NKJ). And it is the division of this Oneness that is the reason why the second day of Creation is the only day that is noted as not being "good". While most Christians have openly condemned the Deists for stating that Creator-God is not actively involved in the affairs of man, the crucial mistake of the traditional Churches has been their failure to understand the two Creation accounts in Genesis. When it states in the text of Genesis that Creator-God Rested on the Seventh Day, this Rest is Eternal and Complete. And by that, the reality is portrayed that Creator-God did not arise on the following Sunday, and resume His Labors in the world. The Labors and Work of Creator-God was Complete on the Seventh Day or Sabbath, because all the Laws had been put into place which would drive all of Creation from the Alpha of ignorance, to the Omega of Absolute Enlightenment and Light. And thus, as stated above in the Essene Gospel of Peace, the Laws of the Angels are Three.
Why Three? While Creator-God brought forth the Divine Pattern where male and female were One -- because no Experiential Knowledge existed, the potential of Light was unable to fulfill it's Destiny, and Pervade all of Creation in what Jesus portrayed as the Omega. And thus, while the Law of God is One, in the division of Male and Female as opposite polarities within the One, the Third-Force of Mind came into Being. And throughout the sacred writings of the ancients who were wiser than the people of our present generations, this Third-Force was known as the Logos, the Son of God, which the early Ebionite Nazirene disciples called, The True Prophet (click to access). With respect to the Greek word the Logos, the Encyclopedia Britannica (1998 edition) writes: “In Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Though the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems... The idea of the logos in Greek thought harks back at least to the 6th-century-BC philosopher Heracleitus, who discerned in the cosmic process a logos analogous to the reasoning power in man. Later, the Stoics, philosophers who followed the teachings of the thinker Zeno of Citium (4th-3rd century BC), defined the logos as an active rational and spiritual principle that permeated all reality... Philo of Alexandria, a 1st-century-AD Jewish philosopher, taught that the logos was the intermediary between God and the cosmos, being both the agent of creation and the agent through which the human mind can apprehend and comprehend God. According to Philo and the Middle Platonists, philosophers who interpreted in religious terms the teachings of the 4th-century-BC Greek master philosopher Plato, the logos was both immanent in the world and at the same time the transcendent divine mind... The identification of Jesus with the logos, which is implied in various places in the New Testament but stated specifically in the Fourth Gospel, was further developed in the early church but more on the basis of Greek philosophical ideas... the early Christian Fathers stated that Christ as the preexistent logos (1) reveals the Father to mankind and is the subject of the Old Testament manifestations of God; (2) is the divine reason in which the whole human race shares, so that the 6th-century-BC philosopher and others who lived with reason were Christians before Christ; and (3) is the divine will and word by which the worlds were framed”.
Literally, the Logos indicates the Mind of God -- the Divine Reason -- and it is the Logos or Mind of God that brought forth all of Creation into Being. And while in the Divine Pattern all is One, in the separation of the Male and Female principles of the Divine Pattern, the Third-Force that maintains the Higher Order of Oneness, is the Logos which is often referred to as the Son of God. In what is portrayed as the Divine Marriage (see The Divine Marriage), it is understood that while the husband and wife can be seen with man's physical eyes that are of the vibration of his organic body-vessel, the third-force that brings about the unity of "one flesh" (Matt 19:4-6), is represented in the third-force and reality of mind. And because this is the Divine Pattern through which all of Creation exists and has it's being, this Pattern is holographically replicated throughout all of Creation. And while the Laws as personified in the biblical symbolism of Angels are imbued with the objective of driving all of Creation from the Alpha to the Omega of Completion, by Law they must remain within the Divine Pattern of Creation itself. What does this mean? It means that while to the multitudes of people the world may appear to be complex, once the Divine Pattern is understood, all that exists must maintain the holographic pattern of Creation itself -- which means that everything exists within the reality of male/female and third-force balance. And thus, the Laws of the Angels are Three.
Once properly understood, the Laws as portrayed in the symbolism of the Angels, have only one objective -- i.e., to evolve all of Creation from the Alpha of unknowing, to the Omega of Absolute Enlightened Light. And the Laws of the Angels are portrayed in the words: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa 55:8-9) -- it then goes on to explain that: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it” (Isa 55:10-11 NAS).
In what is portrayed as the sixth day, all the word of Creation had been accomplished -- all the souls of man had been brought into being -- as well as the Laws of the Angels that would evolve all souls from the Alpha of ignorance, to the Omega of Light and Enlightenment. Therefore, Creator-God Rested, because His Labors were Complete -- or, as it is written: "...So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” And thereafter, all interaction with the souls of man and God, was the result of the soul's interaction with the Laws of Creator-God -- and it is just this fact that is portrayed in the parable of the Prodigal Son where it is written: "And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found" (Luke 15:11-32 KJV).
It is important to recognize that the many truths that are presented in this parable, only exist today, because they are concealed within the enigma of the allegory which portrays the journey of the soul of all of mankind. In fact, what is portrayed in this parable, is the workings of the Laws that drive Creation from the Alpha to the Omega. And it is equally important to recognize that the substance of this parable has remained an enigma to the majority of people, because they can't come to terms with the elder son of whom it is said: "...Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine." While it is recognized that the parables of Jesus represent Universal Truth that are relevant to all of mankind, the parable of the prodigal son takes this fact to it's zenith. The question has always arisen: Who is the elder son? While many Christians have attempted to interpret the elder son as the Jews, and the Christians represented in the younger son who came afterwards, the problem arises that this would cast the Jews in the position of having never fallen from the Grace of God. Yet, in view of the fact that the parables portray the Universal Truth which is relevant to all of mankind, this fact immerses the identity of the elder son in the sea of doctrinal confusion.
To even begin to understand what is presented, the seeker must perceive what is portrayed within the Law of One, and the Law of Three which is that of the Angels which evolves all of Creation. In the same way that on one level the Divine Pattern of Male and Female remains -- and the Third-Force exists on another level which we call that of Mind -- the Law of One remains in effect throughout all of Creation. And while Adam and Eve, man and woman, heaven and earth, light and darkness, are all presented as opposites on one level, because all that exists, exists within the Divine Pattern, all duality exists as One on the Highest Level of Creation. And it is the dimension of being that we call the third-force balance -- or that of Mind -- which continues to unite the Two, and make them One. Which means that what is being portrayed in the duality of the two sons, is in reality three -- and it is this third-force that not only represents the threefold nature of man, but also presents to us the higher reality of the soul of mankind.
In order to even begin to understand what is being presented, you must first recognize that due to the organic limits of physical man, he is only at best able to perceive one third of his own threefold nature. And it is this blindness to his higher soul and spiritual natures, that Jesus portrayed as being imprisoned in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness). And what is being portrayed in the duality of the two sons, is in reality that of the soul which represents the threefold balance between the two. Which means that at best, the physical self that we are in this world, is at best, only one third of our true reality -- with the other two thirds of self remaining un-manifest in this physical world.
Once understood, this fact gives totally new meaning to the ancient adage to Know Thyself -- and the Wisdom of Jesus that a House Divided cannot stand. And without an understanding of the Law of Creator-God which is One, and the Laws of the Angels which are three -- of the Laws of the Son of Man which is Seven -- it is very difficult to even begin to make heads or tails of the true meaning of what is presented beneath the underlying enigma of the written words of the text of the Bible. And it is this higher knowledge of which Jesus said: “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). And why it is stated with respect to the true meaning of the written words of the scriptures that lies beyond the vision of the organic mind of divided mankind: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45). And what this means is that unless you can overcome your divided nature which not only segments and separates your threefold self -- but limits the perception of self and all of Creation to the very narrow spectrum of what is perceive and comprehended by the organic mind of man (see Organic Mind) -- limitations which Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- that Jesus portrayed the people of this world as being dead, is understood in its looming reality of the above words: "...for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found" (Luke 15:11-32 KJV) -- "Then another of His disciples said to Him, Lord, let me first go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him, Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead" (Matt 8:21-22 NKJ).
Jesus taught that organic man is dead not only because
of the limitations imposed upon him by his physical nature which inhibit both is
soul and spirit from manifesting in the body -- but because of the Laws that
maintain the holographic Divine Pattern with which all of Creation is imbued,
organic man is only using a mere fragment of his true potential of mind.
And thus, because of his own divided natures, he dwells in a world of profound
ignorance -- immersed in the "outer darkness"
of mind and being (see Outer
Darkness) -- totally ignorant of his own higher soul reality and the
Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
Illusion of self - Demiurge
A world where you think that actions have no consequences
where you think you are who you are, you lose sight of who you really are
Why Is Truth
Perpetually Beyond Man's Reach?
Statements Of Fact
All Religions Become Corrupt Within 100 Years of Their Founding
All Religions Possess Fragments Of Truth That They Champion As The Whole Truth
Religious Teachers Do More To Alienate People From Truth, Than Help Them
Priests, Clergy, Yogis, Gurus And All Religious Authorities Are A Detriment To True Spiritual Growth
Your Own Inner Soul-Self Knows Infinitely More Than Your Teacher - Secular & Sectarian
Intellectuals Are No Smarter Than People Of Faith
There Is No Such Thing As A Non-Sectarian Public School
All Teachers Destroy Your Ability To Learn And Mentally/Spiritually Mature
You Have The Ability To Prove The Truth Within Yourself
Natural Man Is UnTeachable
In the same way that what you can teach an infant is limited, and must be age appropriate, what each person is capable of
The Dogmatic Folly Of Man's Religions
Contrary to popular cultural thinking, you not only do not have to physically die to enter the Kingdom of God -- but if you wait until
All Religious Paths Are Corrupted
While every religion will deny the facts, it is true that every religion becomes severely corrupted within 100 years of its founding.
Who Are We?
What Are We?
From Where Did We Come?
What Is Our Ultimate Destiny?
While from the perspective of our soul/higher self who is the Being of Light in a Near Death Experience, it is one thing to know the true Being that we are, it is quite another thing to seek out and become the true Being that we are.
|Many Christian authorities take the position that the Being of Light (BofL) in a Near Death Experience (NDE) is the Antichrist, or a counterfeit Messiah/Christ, because the BofL does not confirm the manmade doctrines of the 4th century Church of Constantine. If Christians are in error, they have squandered away their opportunity of Life.
Messiah Prophesies: In each generation that man has dwelled upon the face of the earth, there has arisen a class of pseudo-prophets who have been able to effectively employ this almost universal innate belief in the end of the world -- speak to the imagination of the people so as to stir their emotions to adhere to blind acceptance of counterfeit manmade doctrines -- and convey this false vision of imminent doom to the collective belief of the masses of people in a manner that serves the false prophet’s own personal monetary and political goals. As just one example: Pope Gregory I, who was supposed to be infallible, convinced the landowners throughout Europe that the end of times was so close, that if they did not at once hand over all their land to the church, they would be forever cast into the fires of hell when the great day arrived. The result was that the Papacy became the richest landowner in Europe.
In the time of Jesus the Sadducees and Pharisees predicted the coming of the Messiah -- and when Jesus did not commence to inaugurate the expected Kingdom, they condemned him as a false Messiah. Why? Because being carnal and of this world, they falsely believed the Messiah would come and kill all the opponents of the Jews -- and then rule the world with them as the chosen people. And with respect to this false vision of the Messiah, Jesus' words are just as true today as when he spoke them to his disciples when he physically walked the earth: "And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did? But He turned and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them" (Luke 9:54-56 NKJ). Thus, both the Jews and the Christians who look for a Messiah to come upon the earth and destroy the wicked, are merely a people who "...do not know what manner of spirit you are of."
Perhaps just as phenomenal is the fact that in continually ignoring the lessons of the past, the masses of people have subsequently fallen into the same trap in each and every succeeding age since the dawn of time itself. Generation upon generation of dooms-day prophets have successfully been able to induce the people to ignore the fact that each and every prediction that has been continually made by each and every subsequent generation of dooms-day prophets, has failed to come to pass.
There is web page you can consult on why the Messiah will never come in the manner that the Jews and Christians predict at
http://messianic.nazirene.org/messiah.htm . Basically, while only Jews who study Mysticism understand the Messiah, Christians and most Jews are basically lost in their doctrines. The Messiah is not a person -- it is a Power that Illumines the mind and reveals all things. And there are degrees of this Power of Enlightenment that is received by seekers. The word Messiah/Christ means the Anointed -- i.e., the Anointing of the Mind.
In addition to the above web page, two important verses can be used to understand these Messianic prophesies, which are out of what is known as the Original Matthew which is known as the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites -- fragments can be found at this link
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/gospelhebrews-mrjames.html . The first demonstrates degrees of Anointing in the following words: "If thy brother (saith he) have sinned by a word and made thee amends, seven times in a day receive thou him. Simon his disciple said unto him: Seven times in a day? The Lord answered and said unto him: Yea, I say unto thee, unto seventy times seven times. For in the prophets also, after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, the word of sin was found." So, while those who would be considered true prophets were in fact Anointed (Messiah/Christ), they were not yet perfect and had yet to Completely fulfill the Law within themselves. Whereas, the historical Yeshua had attained this Perfected state where those before him had failed, as seen in the baptism sequence where it states: "And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended and rested upon him, and said unto him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldst come, and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest, and thou art my first begotten son, that reignest for ever."
While all the previous prophets and holy men had received the Anointing to the degree they were able, only Yeshua totally fulfilled the Law within himself -- as seen in the quotations on the Ebionite web page (see http://Ebionite.com ) where it reads that they believed Yeshua "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." Hence we "...thus fulfill the law, [we] are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). Which is the objective of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay -- to guide all the prodigal sons/daughters of the Most High back in their journey in TheWay as they return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination which they originally emanated from in the beginning. And while most Christians ignore the implications of the parable of the prodigal son -- i.e., that each of us was originally with the Father in the Kingdom prior to journeying into this, the "far country" -- Jewish Mysticism presents a clear understanding in the journey of the soul. In 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 generally attacked by Jewish philosophers, but 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”.
In the Zohar, a doctrine of Jewish Mysticism, it is written that: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged. But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”. This reunion with God is the rebirth that was spoken of by Jesus to the Pharisee Nicodemus, “a ruler of the Jews”.
The problem that even fewer people understand is the fact that there is four stages of birth that must be accomplished in order for the prodigal son to do as Yeshua accomplished, and achieve reunion with God in the Kingdom. The first is the physical birth which all of us here have accomplished by virtue of our entrance into this world. There is a web page which provides many biblical quotations with respect to the next stages of the threefold birth at
http://mystic.nazirene.org/fetus.htm . The next stage of birth is to achieve Completion in the physical by perfecting the Laws we were born under in order to achieve the next level of soul-birth. When we accomplish this, we overcome our divided natures, and we are able to manifest our true soul-self in the physical body. Our true self is the Being of Light that people encounter in the Near Death Experience
(see http://BeingOfLight.com ). And as described in the article on The Journey Into The Light
(see http://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/journey.htm ), those very few who have achieved this level of birth or have entered what I call the Realm of Souls will observe that the souls of each person is greatly varying in size and often shape -- as well as the intensity of the Light they are able to manifest. True spiritual growth cannot even realistically be brought about, so long as division exists between us and our soul-self which has existed since the dawn of time. In view of the fact that I have already written extensively on the relationship between us and our soul-self as understood from the perspective of the teachings at Gospel of Thomas 84, I will provide you the link where you can research this at
In each birth we are only required to overcome the Laws we were born under. Some important teachings are preserved in the Pistis Sophia in the words: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter. But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him. Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light” Living a good life is not enough -- we must walk in TheWay and bring about the next stages of birth. And this is further presented in the 69th chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes in the word
1.As Yeshua sat by the west of the temple with his disciples, behold there passed some carrying one that was dead, to burial, and a certain one said to Him, "Master, if a man die, shall he live again?"
2.He answered and said, "I am the resurrection and the life, I am the good, the beautiful, the true; if a man believe in me he shall not die, but live eternally. As in Adam all are bound to cycles of rebirth, so in the Messiah shall all be made alive. Blessed are the dead who die in me, and are made perfect in my image and likeness, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. They have overcome evil, and are made pillars in the temple of my God, and they go out no more, for they rest in the eternal."
3."For them that persist in evil there is no rest, but they go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect. But for them that have done good and attained to perfection, there is endless rest and they go into life everlasting. They rest in the eternal."
4."Over them the repeated death and birth have no power, for them the wheel of the eternal revolves no more, for they have attained to the center, where is eternal rest, and the center of all things is God."
The people of spiritual vision knew that a Great Soul was going to be born into the world at the time of Yeshua, because they could interpret the Laws as revealed esoteric astrology. The Elders in the Ebionites were born as teachers, because they knew the level of each soul by virtue of the Laws they were born under. And the size, brightness and intensity of the Light of each person's soul-self who is the Being of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) in the NDE, is predicated on the union/marriage between the physical and spiritual natures. All the ancient teachings on Duality and the Trinity have to do with the duality that encompasses every aspect of our being on every level. In the parable of the prodigal son, the two sons represent our physical nature which is our own essence of being, and our indwelling spiritual nature which is represented in the elder son who remains with the Father in the Kingdom while we venture into the "far country". All truth and reality is always found in the Third Force of balance between the duality of opposites and much of this is presented in the article on The Divine Marriage
(see http://nazirene.org/spiritual_meaning_of_marriage.htm ). And this is essence of the all-pervading doctrine of the Trinity and the threefold reality of every aspect of Creation. As an example: There are levels of marriage between a man and woman -- and you can't see the essence of a Marriage with your physical eyes and senses. The mind of man is in his etheric field that surrounds the physical body -- as demonstrated in Science Proves Religion
(see http://messianic.nazirene.org/science_proves.htm ). And it is both the degree of oneness -- as well as the level of mind/spirit evolution of the union -- that makes the man and woman "one flesh". So what we call marriage is for the most part elementary level marriage -- and what is presented as a Divine Union is a marriage that has evolved to the degree where the two minds work in absolute harmony and this is what makes the two ONE. And since we dwell in a holographic reality where the Divine Pattern of Creator God is replicated at every level of Creation, this threefold nature is manifest at every level of our being. So when the ancients speak of Dualism -- i.e., as in the Yin and Yang -- what they are really making reference to is the threefold self -- and this threefold reality permeates every aspect of Creation. And this is why it is said that the Logos (Mind of God) which is the Balance between Mother-Father God, brought forth all of Creation. But more importantly from our immediate perspective, is the reality that the two sons in the parable of the prodigal son represents our indwelling spiritual nature -- we are the physical nature -- and our soul/higher self is the reality of this union as we perceive our true form and nature in the Being of Light.
RELIGIOUS FAILURE: Within the body there are three spiritual centers in the head (heavenly), and the three spiritual centers in the lower body which represents our lower nature, and the balance in the fourth center. The Star of David demonstrates the six heavenly and earthly spiritual centers brought into Oneness -- with the seventh spiritual center represented in the perfect balance between the three heavenly and three earthly. When we add in the inner intersections, we get the twelve spheres of (mind) of the Tree of Life. A soul such as the historical Yeshua was born under the Laws that would permit this evolved level of consciousness to manifest on all three levels (physical, soul and spirit) of his being, and this is represented in the allegorical sequences of 14, 14, 14 in the genealogy presented in Matthew. The vast majority of people are still working on the first fourteen as presented in bringing the physical into oneness and permitting the next level of soul-birth. To achieve this, we only have to overcome the Laws we were born under. The observation of Gurdjieff that the vast majority of religious paths all are doomed to failure is correct, because the people fail to comprehend the reality of the threefold self and the necessity to embrace and overcome each level in sequential order as in climbing the rungs of Jacob's Ladder. Most religious philosophies deal with us and God -- and yet, there are three kingdoms within and below that of man (mineral, vegetable and animal) -- all of which must be harmonized with the three heavenly kingdom above us -- even before we can begin to bring about the final birth as presented in the allegory of the crucifixion which brings Oneness with God as achieved by Yeshua. In the Library this is many posts on the futility of attempting to lose one's ego as the Eastern and New Age religions teach
(see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NazireneLibrary/message/422 ) -- and this reality is presented in the quotation of Gurdjieff in the book, In Search Of The Miraculous, by P.D. Ouspensky: "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."
HEAD SEX: What the people of the New Age refer to as Christ Consciousness, is in reality head sex. In the same way that when the energy in the genitals is released there is a physical orgasm, when the opposite energy in the head is released, we experience head sex which the New Age calls Christ Consciousness. But without the balance of the earthly and heavenly as presented in the words of Gurdjieff above, we cannot bring about the necessary harmony in the physical that permits the next level of soul-birth that Yeshua spoke of -- and is the primary objective of the scriptures. By attempting to become a divine nothing, the religious adepts do embrace the euphoric reality of head orgasm, but because they lack Oneness between the earthly and heavenly as Gurdjieff notes above, they continue to remain incomplete and fail to manifest their soul-self which is the Being of Light in the NDE (see http://BeingOfLight.com ).
LAWS BORN UNDER: Because of the disharmony of the lower nature as represented in the earthly triad of the Star of David, only a very small embryonic image of our true self can manifest in the physical body. As the younger son in the parable of the prodigal son, we are the lower consciousness of the heavenly triad -- but because we cannot manifest in the body in fullness, our consciousness of self is spread out across that dimension of mind that we call Time. And this is presented in detail at the above link to the post on the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NazireneLibrary/message/459 . But if we succeed in overcoming the Laws we were born under, we can then overcome our divided natures and manifest our true soul-self in the body -- the soul-self is the Being of Light in the NDE
(see http://BeingOfLight.com ). When we achieve this level of birth -- and overcome our divided natures -- we are then able to work on bringing about the next level of spiritual birth which is Oneness between what is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son as the two sons -- i.e., physical and spiritual. And as we overcome the division between these two polarities, we grow and evolve the Third Force which is the soul-self -- which in essence means that we grow and evolve our Light. The souls of most people are little flickering lights -- as presented in the above teachings of the Zohar in the words: "...human souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual souls..." -- and as we spiritually evolve, we actually grow that Light of the Soul -- and in spirit, these evolved souls are seen as Great Lights of depth and intensity. Where the souls of most people are as a flickering candle, the evolved souls are as Great Suns that permeate all with their Spiritual Wholeness. But we can do very little growth without first overcoming the division of our physical self and our soul-self -- and actually manifesting the Being of Light in the body-vessel. The reality of this is much more represented in the words Know Thyself, than the attempt by the Easterners and New Age to suppress the lower nature and attempt to lose the ego. Because they are attempting to become one with God, while they still exist in a divided-self reality, their progress as noted by Gurdjieff above is very slow. In contradistinction, the fulfillment of the Essene/Ebionite teachings of TheWay as presented to us in the life of Yeshua, supercharges our efforts because instead of attempting to suppress aspects of self, we instead spiritualize and evolve the self as a Whole -- permitting the next stage of soul-birth to be brought about. In the geneology of Yeshua we see the sequence of 14, 14 and 14, which designates David (4) in the Kingdom (10), which represents the perfection of the three natures (physical, soul and spiritual) -- with the physical and spiritual represented in the portrayal of the two sons or the duality of self -- and the perfection and evolution of the soul-self which expands the Light and evolves/perfects the self to the degree where we can be born in like manner that the historical Yeshua was born. This perfection of the Laws within us, permits us to embrace the final birth in the Kingdom and Absolute Oneness with God.
As explained at the above link to why the Messiah can never come in the manner that Jews and Christians predict
(see http://messianic.nazirene.org/messiah.htm ), only when a person fulfills the role of the suffering Messiah outwardly, and in the inner and outer paradox the prophesies of the reigning Messiah become fulfilled inwardly as the Torah and Scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge that is turned within
(see http://brotherofyeshua.com/covenant.htm ) in order to open the "narrow gate" to the Kingdom within
(see http://GateOfEden.com ), we will continue to wander in this, the "far country... outer darkness" until we pick up our own cross and travail in TheWay in imitation of Messiah/Christ.
There is much to read and study in the above -- and I agree with Paul that it is a sin to argue over the "letter that killeth.... Jewish fables"
(see http://messianic.nazirene.org/no_sects.htm ) -- because the scriptures are an allegory that men of a natural mindset cannot comprehend in the slightest degree
(see http://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/defeat.htm ). The teachings of Yeshua and TheWay are purely spiritual
(see http://SpiritualManna.org ), and each of us must fulfill the prophesies of the suffering Messiah outwardly as Yeshua did, as well as the prophesies of the reigning Messiah inwardly in the Kingdom of Light. We begin the journey not by embracing religious rhetoric or the suppression of self -- but rather, through the spiritual growth and development of self that permits the manifestation of our soul-self and the fulfillment of the requirement to Know Thyself.
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.
The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!
The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.
The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.
TheWay of the Nazirene Rings HomePage: This is the Ring Home page of TheWay of the Nazirene. It will provide you with a listing of all the Nazirene Rings, and a brief description of the importance of walking in The Way and entering the Kingdom of God before physical death occurs. Come visit and learn the essence of the teachings of Jesus/Yeshua that were lost by the institutionalized church.
The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!