This image of the Beast right now causes all within its reach to receive a mark in their right hand or their foreheads. The right hand signifies labor and one with a mark in the right hand obeys and labors for the Beast without questioning. The mark in the forehead signifies something even beyond action. It signifies thought. The Beast wants you to do more than obey. It wants you to think as you are told to think in the process.
Big Brother in the book 1984 was the quintessential Beast in that it was not enough that citizens did what they were told without questioning, but they also had to think as they were told to think.
The reason this blind obedience is associated with the Beast is this is what is expected from a good animal, or beast. A good animal is expected to obey our commands without question. The master has to merely speak and the trained animal obeys. Humans are supposed to be above the animal kingdom in this respect. We are supposed to be able to think independently, look within, think within and make our own decisions.
Those who give in to the power of the Beast are sinking into a subhuman consciousness.
If I were a representative of the beast I would not be teaching as I am, but would set myself up as the ultimate authority and would discourage independent learning and thought while at the same time proclaim I am for free thought, learning and an open mind. In the old days disciples were imprisoned or killed for questioning. Fortunately, the Constitution that wounded the Beast, along with the progress we have made in the rule of law, gives us some protection in this age.
One who has freed himself from the authority of the beast will test all teachers with the God within, including me, but once a teacher's words have passed that test a challenging attitude becomes unnecessary. Nevertheless, it is important to never get lazy and always check all things through the soul and then question when necessary.
How is it that we cannot buy or sell without the mark? Doesn't everyone buy and sell? Does everyone have the mark?
Many people think the receiving of the mark is in the future. They see the mark as an implanted computer chip or the use of a bar code that allows us to buy or sell. This could make some sense if only the right hand were mentioned, but why would either the state or an individual want to use the forehead as a place to implant a device used by grocery scanners?
Some answer that maybe the forehead would be used if a person lost his right hand. But the logical thing would be to use the left hand in such a case.
We are also told that we must have the number of the Beast to be able to buy and sell. The need for a literal 666 in possession of the customer to buy groceries does not make a lot of sense either.
The scripture makes much more sense when we realize that the Beast is already here and has been for many thousands of years. The marks in the right hand and forehead are not the same, but two different things, representing labor and thought.
Strong authority has controlled our money supply and industry so that almost all have to bear the mark to be able to buy and sell. When the individual works for another to earn money he must do what he is told and not question or he will be fired. If he has no source of money or goods he cannot buy or sell. Business owners and the self employed are not under such tight control but even these are subject to many rules, regulations, taxes and licensing or they cannot earn money to enable them to buy or sell.
Finally we come to perhaps the most mysterious verse in the whole Bible:
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Revelations 13:18
What is the meaning of this number?
One of the four Lipika Lords, Who stand nearest to our planetary Logos, is called "The Living Serpent," and His emblem is a serpent of blue with one eye, in the form of a ruby, in its head. Students who care to carry the symbology a little further can connect this idea with the "eye of Shiva" which sees and knows all, and records all, as does the human eye in lesser degree; all is photographed upon the astral light, as the human eye receives impressions upon the retina. The same thought is frequently conveyed in the Christian Bible, in the Hebrew and Christian recognition of the all-seeing eye of God. The application and value of the hints here given may be apparent if the subject of the third eye is studied, and its relation to the spine, and the spinal currents investigated. This third eye is one of the objects of kundalinic vivification, and in the spinal territory there is first the centre at the base of the spine, the home of the sleeping fire. Treatise on Cosmic Fire Page 893-4
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