We are finishing up Chapter 13 in The Book Of Revelations which has edited material from previous posts with some new insights added. Soon we will be entering new territory again.
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." (Revelation 13:18)
Numerous methods have been used to interpret this mysterious phrase but standard numerology is not the key for which we are looking. One must also read the scripture very carefully. Notice in Verse 17 that those who have the Mark bear "the number of his name?" Now the Christian world is waiting for some great dictator to arise with the number 666 tattooed on his head or something like that, but here we are told that the billions among the masses bear the number themselves? How could they do that?
Some have heard of "The Seven Rays," and some have not. These are the same as mentioned by John as being the Seven Spirits before the throne of God. The various "seven rays" go in and out of incarnation here on planet Earth and during the Age of Pisces, a certain Ray [or energy] was prominent. It is the same Ray that governs the Solar Plexus center. What Ray is this and how is it related to the 666 and The Beast? Should we look at the numbers as separate -- 6 6 6 as well as a unit -- 666? Or possibly 6 x 100, 6 x 10, and 6? What would be the meaning here?
There are several levels from which the 666 can be interpreted, but we want to concentrate on its meaning in the physical context that we have been discussing. This whole chapter deals with the control of the Beast over humanity which is essentially the art of causing man to not focus his attention on the "God self" (higher than man) but the "animal self" (lower than man). For the average man the past always has a stronger pull than the future.
The number six is the number of the Sixth Ray of Idealism which governs the Age of Pisces and the Solar Plexus. The six is written three times because it symbolizes the control of the Beast over our three worlds -- the physical (which includes the material and etheric) the astral, or emotional and the mental worlds.
So keeping this in mind how does the Beast place his Mark in your forehead and right hand in these three levels? Remember the forehead symbolizes your thought and thinking and the right hand is your work or actions.
First let us look at what the Christian world as a whole is expecting to happen from the predictions of the Beast and the 666.
Many think the ten horns are ten European nations (others think the United Nations) that will unite and recreate the Roman empire headed by a beastly character that will make Hitler look like Snow White. This dictator will then assume complete control over every living human being except for a batch of Christians who will be raptured into heaven. These raptured ones will then watch on in glee as the rest of us get our just deserts for not accepting their brand of salvation. The justice meted out to us will be a physical mark of some type which will bear the number 666. This will be an identification (ID) number of some type tattooed or implanted in our forehead or right hand that we will have to show to even be able to buy or sell. Thus this anti-Christ will have complete control over our lives.
Some think the number 666 has something to do with the bar code because 666 is encoded into it. Maybe some version of this will be written with a laser on our foreheads.
Now anything is possible...
Hitler did have an ID tattooed on the right arms of the imprisoned Jews. Nothing was engraved on their foreheads though as far as I know. If the world totally abandoned all the progress it has made over the past two thousand years it is possible that a world dictator could arise. Maybe he would tattoo the name of Elmer Fudd on everyone's big toe -- or maybe he would put a mark on everyone's right hand, but this is very unlikely.
The real critical war that paved the way for the New Age of peace was World Wars I and II. (World War II was really an extension of an unfinished World War I). This is as close as we will get to Armageddon if the workers of Light do their job and contain the nuclear weapons of the world. The closest thing we have seen that resembles an antichrist was Hitler who was reincarnated from a warlord who defeated the forces of Light in Atlantis and paved the way for its destruction.
There is no evil genius on the Earth today who can come close to making Hitler look like Snow White. There is not even an equal of Hitler -- thank goodness.
If all goes as planned by the Brotherhood [of Light] we will move fairly progressively over the next 200 years into the New Age of peace. There will be some unexpected events, some earth changes, some destruction, and some wars; but nothing like the Christian or New Age world is expecting. There will be no rapture as believers define rapture.
Neither will the earth be hit by a giant asteroid, neither will the enlightened of humanity be swooped up by a giant space ship, neither will the enlightened ones be taken into some mysterious 4th dimension or even the 5th or 6th dimensions.
The biggest surprises over the next two hundred years are not predicted by anyone with any degree of accuracy in the present. If you look at all the prophesies of doom, and then go ahead in time two hundred years and read the history as it will be written, there will not be much of a correspondence. Future historians will make a footnote that the great expected Antichrist just did not materialize.
Then, too, 200 years from now you would think that the big story in history would be the second coming of Christ. The event will be registered by them, but this person will not be called Jesus and future historians will write about him from a similar perspective as current historians write about Abraham Lincoln. This entity will, however, eventually be recognized as one who is greater than Lincoln, but not until the passage of some time.
The real truth is this: The astounding prophecies of doom and a great Antichrist is just a smokescreen used by the Dark Brotherhood to cast an illusion over the real Beast, the Antichrist, and meaning of 666 so the masses will continue to bear The Mark.
In some ways it would be better for humanity if a dictator forced people kicking and screaming to receive a Mark. Then at least they would know they had something they needed to rebel against. But, as it is, the masses bear the Mark in complete ignorance. How do you fight an enemy when you are completely unaware that one even exists? How do you fight an enemy that is here unseen today when you are not expecting him until tomorrow?
We have talked about how the first and second Beast are already here as well as the image of the Beast. Now the great mystery for us to discover is how the 666 is here and how are we marked with it. Even more important is how do we escape the Mark?
The number is literally written in the Greek as follows: six one hundreds and six tens and six, which is not too far off from the English expression of 666. The Beast has six as its core number. Why? Is it because six is an evil number?
Is it because six is an incomplete number and seven is a better number because that is the number of creation signifying that everything is perfected? This is what the Christian world teaches, but even in this they forget that God is said to have created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Therefore creation was completed in six days or periods and the number six is perfect in its own right.
As evidenced by the seven colors in the rainbow, the seven musical notes and the seven creative Spirits before the throne of God, there are seven Ray energies in this universe from which all things are created. Each of these rays has a different meaning and they are the prime cause of all astrological influences.
The core meaning of the Sixth Ray is the energy of idealism and or devotion. Jesus himself is a Master of the Sixth Ray energy and the Christian Church, the United States, and the Age of Pisces is governed by it. If Jesus operates in this energy then surely it can't be all bad. Jesus presented to the world an ideal life that humanity can devote itself to attaining. We as humans must have an ideal before us to give us incentive to become. Without an ideal there would be little incentive for any of us to move forward.
The problem is that there is a duality in all things including the number six. If the ideal is seen as an ultimate perfection and not as a step on an eternal stairway then the person slips into the "I am" consciousness instead of the "I am becoming." When the ideal becomes the ultimate perfection the disciple steps into great illusion when he either worships the perfection, obeys the laws of the perfection or becomes the perfection himself.
Remember that the Beast is created from the "sea" of humanity itself and what is the ideal of humanity? The ideal human is Jesus. Just as the Dragon uses the United States and other relatively free nations to further its purpose, so does it steal the idealistic number six of the Christian Church and its founder and present before the world the antichrist or a false and more palatable ideal for the common person. Thus we have three ideals presented to the world in this past age: Jesus, the Christian Church and the United States -- all governed by the ideal number six and the corruption of these three ideas is one of the meanings of 666.
Now the Dragon, through the Beast, corrupts these ideals through the manipulation of the Solar Plexus center which is also governed by the Sixth Ray. This center is just below the navel and is a reflection of the ideal of the Spiritual Love of the Heart center. The mission of this the Solar Plexus is to inspire us through aspiring feeling to seek the higher energies.
The goal of the Dragon is this: Keep the aspiring person's attention centered on the solar plexus by the deception that the Solar Plexus is really the heart and this is the highest there is. If the person is then deceived into thinking he has found the ultimate feeling he can then be manipulated around this "perfection."
What is the difference between the feelings generated by the Solar Plexus and those of the heart? Why are many seekers deceived into thinking the Solar Plexus energies are Heart energies?
Some think the emotion of the Solar Plexus as if it is a bad thing. But the truth is that just as the number 6 is divine in its purest sense so is the Solar Plexus. It has the wonderful purpose of presenting before the aspiring human an ideal accompanied by an emotional feeling that will eventually move his attention up to the higher energies of the Heart and Mind.
We do not say a beaver is evil because it is lower on the scale of evolution than is the human. Instead, the life that is in the beaver is going through a process learning divine lessons. Yet even though the beaver is doing a great good on its own level by fulfilling its part in the great Plan, it would be a great evil for a human to retrogress and use the beaver as an ideal of what he is supposed to be or accomplish. The human has gone beyond the beaver in evolution, and therefore should set his sights on an ideal that is higher than his present state.
There are several ways that the Dragon uses the energy of Ray Six through the Solar Plexus to entrap mankind. One of the main ones is to present before the aspiring human an ideal that is impossible to reach. This is a trick used in almost every religion on the planet. Most of us are familiar with the Christian religion so let us use it as an example.
Let us look at the founder who was the man Jesus. What happened to the belief system about Jesus shortly after the crucifixion? Instead of being an ideal of what we should BECOME, the Dragon made sure that the image of Jesus was transferred to a God. Later he was not only a God, but the one and only God of Gods -- the fullness of the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost all in one package -- the creator of heaven and earth with all the trillions of galaxies with billions of stars each.
Now honestly ask yourself... Is this an ideal that the Joe average can shoot for?
No. No, a hundred times NO!
This Jesus is so far removed from us that it would be the height of blasphemy to even consider that we can set him up as an ideal to aspire toward. The wonderful truth is that Jesus came as a man like ourselves to set before us a practical ideal of what we can and must become.
Instead the Dragon has exalted him as the highest being in the universe far beyond our reach. As such we become mere "sinners" totally unworthy of any blessing that such a God could dish out. Now because of the successful exalting of Jesus by the Dragon working through the Beast, people like me have to take a risk in saying something like the following:
"Jesus came to present the image of the ideal man to which ordinary humans like you and me are to aspire. He is not the God of the Universe any more than you or I."
The believer hears this and responds with something like:
"Blasphemy! How dare you attack our Lord and Savior and risk the damnation of hell. Why would you even consider belittling the Lord Jesus? My Jesus is the God of the Universe and you humiliate Him."
When an honest seeker is attacked with words like this he may tend to doubt himself if he has not received Soul Contact. He may think something like this:
"If I am wrong I will go to the lowest hell for all eternity so I had better be sure I am correct."
This type of thinking causes many seekers on the edge of enlightenment to doubt themselves and cease to challenge the Dragon's ideal that he presents to the world for the sole purpose of controlling the masses. Now after 2,000 years it is time for the Lights of the earth to stand up for what is true, even if you are accused of blasphemy and of belittling the greatness of Avatars past.
The second illusionary use of Ray Six through the Solar Plexus is through the manipulation of the lower feelings. Most of general humanity only has a dim sense of the true energies that gradually unfold in the heart chakra but strongly identify with the intense feelings of the Solar Plexus. When most people talk about following your heart they are really talking about following the Solar Plexus or the lower feelings. There is a large portion of humanity that have no idea as to what the true heart energies feel like and this is a fact that the Dark Ones use to full advantage. They know that if they can control half of the populace then they can control them all.
The average person interprets the highest feelings of the Solar Plexus to be the "ideal" or Sixth Ray feeling. Remember that bumper sticker that the "born-againers" had a few years ago which said, "I found it!" What they found was the ideal Jesus, God of the Universe and a strong feeling to go along with it.
Don't think that the other end of the spectrum is immune however. The mantra of many New Agers is "go with the flow," and this is as much of a solar plexus emotional statement as "I found it!" The "go with the flow" appeals very strongly to "Solar Plexus people" for this lower emotional energy does not have any checks and balances with it. Without contact with the higher energies of the heart and mind going with the flow, or the line of least resistance, always seems to be the most desirable.
When the Love-Wisdom energies of the heart are made available the feeling nature is then tempered with wisdom, or wise thought, that will often lead the seeker to go against the flow in the line of most resistance where the greatest becoming can be found.
Another illusion that keeps New Agers in the Solar Plexus is the idea that certain animals and primitive tribes are more evolved than general civilized humanity and the ideal is to be like them. This is great illusion and sends our attention to the past rather than the future. The instincts that many animals and tribal humans display are in civilized man, but are below the threshold of consciousness because his soul is placing his attention on new worlds to conquer. To go back and revive primitive instincts would be returning to our past where we were a million years ago in evolution. This would be a disaster if this ideal were to materialize.
The Dragon uses every possible fulcrum to keep the attention of the masses centered on the Sixth Ray of the Solar Plexus and when this is accomplished he is able to exercise control over the person in the three worlds.
To control a person's actions on the physical level all you have to do is to be the one to control the presentation of his ideal in the form of a static "I am." Jesus, Buddha or Allah just is -- "Now do what He says."
Your political system or leader just is and cannot be challenged. Once a thoughtform or system that represents the Beast becomes the ideal it also becomes an unearned authority and has power to control all actions on the physical plane. If the authority tells you to shock a man with 450 volts and that you are not responsible for whatever happens then you proceed.
When the ideal is under the control of the Beast the lower emotions automatically follow with no thinking process to sort things out. Controlling the emotions is very important for the Dark Ones because most people are emotionally polarized and can be easily manipulated through unchecked feeling.
The mind is controlled because discerning thinking is put completely in check when the emotional ideal is brought into the equation. I have talked to people who seem very intelligent and logical in areas like science, the law or education, but then they let their emotional ideal slip into the conversation and all logical thought is completely held in abeyance.
This is an interesting thing to witness. You can be talking to the guy about particle physics one minute and listen to him rattle off thoughts and concepts that are astounding, but then bring his ideals from religion into the conversation and his mind will seem to just shut down. Maybe now he is talking about the devil being under every rock or the concept that the Universe is only six thousand years old even though the light from some distant galaxies have taken fifteen billion years to arrive here.
Another person may talk about the law and legal system with great expertise, but when the conversation shifts to his ideal candidate or leader all thought and discernment goes out the window. Even if this leader seems to go against every principle this man stands for he does not think about this. He feels he likes his leader and that is good enough. He is now a non-thinking emotionally based team player for the Beast.
Thus we finally arrive at the core meaning of the number of the Beast -- the 666. In plain English it stands for the control through the Sixth Ray Solar Plexus center over the three basic worlds of livingness for mankind:
All three of these parts of our nature have been controlled in most of us through the Sixth Ray of Idealism by the Beast.
Now go back and read the verse about 666 again:
"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." (Revelation 13:18)
Notice the wording here:
"Let him that hath understanding." In the Greek it literally reads "Let him who has a mind...."
In other words, the meaning of the 666 is not obvious, but requires mind and understanding to comprehend it.
This understanding of the Beast and his number is perhaps the most important thing for seekers of truth and wisdom to comprehend as said earlier -- how can one escape from captivity unless he first realizes he is bound with chains?
"When in doubt, tell the truth."
-- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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