The Jews and Prophecy

The Jews and Prophecy

Karma is more than blind cause and effect. It is intelligence working with cause to produce an effect in the direction of the “dominating good which lies behind all that God has made.” On the other hand, without cause and effect there is no karma, for all karma is potential effects, waiting to materialize.

As I said, the bowling ball awaiting to hit the pins is a symbol of karma. The awaiting effect of knocking down pins exists as only stored intelligently directed energy. The bowler is the intelligence directing the cause and the (hopeful) strike will be the intelligent effect.

A mindlessly thrown bowling ball may technically be called karma, but not karma as we generally use and understand it. Karma as taught in the various religions is the intelligent working out of cause in order to create a desired effect.

We can ignite gasoline (cause) and it can blow up in our face. But we can also add our intelligence to cause and ignite it under controlled circumstances and use this energy to drive our cars to any pinpoint destination desired.

The soul and other higher lives such as the Lords of Karma attempt to make lemonade out of lemons and take what seems to be adverse causes and direct them (karma) toward an end that will be to the benefit of all. Some of the players in this process, taken in by the stream of energy, enter kicking and screaming, but when the end is achieved and vision is acquired, they would have had it no other way.

Comment: Can you tell us how the LDS teachings on the three kingdoms in the afterlife it in with new are or Ancient Wisdom teachings?

The telestial world of LDS teachings corresponds to the physical/etheric worlds we see with physical and etheric vision.

The terrestrial world corresponds to the astral world with its subdivisions along with the lower mental.

This astral world is composed of “emotional matter” which matter is controlled and manipulated through our feeling nature, our ideals and dreams of self interest and motive – good and bad.

The celestial world is the highest in the worlds of form and is composed of higher “mental matter” which takes form and is manipulated by pure thought. This mental world reflects the light of the Solar Lords through the soul and thus the higher three worlds in this realm reveal the light of the sun or “cosmic fire.”

Way back in 1978 (when I was still in the Mormon Church) I wrote a paper on the three kingdoms that got me in trouble with the authorities. I’ll include this in a future post for the LDS readers and others who may be curious. Keep in mind that my writing style was geared to a much different audience and time than my present posts.

I haven’t left the group with a question for a while. Let us consider this scripture:

Matt 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Matt 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

Matt 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Matt 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

If we read this in connection with the Book of Daniel, which also covers the period of tribulation it indicates the tribulation has special reference to the Jewish people. Their period of greatest tribulation was during World War II when six million of them were methodically put to death by Hitler, and none of them would have been saved if the Allies had not cut short the Nazi plans.

The scripture then indicates that after this tribulation (World War II) that “many” (see verse 11) false prophets and false Christ shall arise. Since 1945 we have indeed seen a few who could be called false prophets and fewer still who claim to be the Second Coming of Christ. Are we missing something here?

Who are the false Christs and false prophets in the world today? Why does Jesus say “believe it not” when we encounter those who proclaim that Christ is here or there?

The Return of The Jews

Comment: Have you read Ch. 157 in the Aquarian Gospel? (No arguing over translations needed for the English speaking) It’s pretty much the only chapter in the book relating to prophesy, and it comes from the mouth of Jesus. When I read it about 5 months ago I got a very strong feeling we were in for the end of Jerusalem in the near-future.

I recently re-read it in light of current events and funnily enough couldn’t quite understand the strength of my former feeling which must not have been based so much on the words as something else that I was picking up. Whatever, I trust my hunches, and wouldn’t even be surprised if Israel got nuked or something. I’d appreciate your thoughts if you’re willing. I’m praying for peace and doing all I can to have it pervade all my own actions, thinking and relationships, in the hope that it’s catching!

JJ: I just reread it. The destruction of Jerusalem mentioned there happened way back in the first century when the Romans destroyed the temple and scattered the Jews. I don’t believe the Aquarian Gospel makes a specific prediction about the current fate of Jerusalem except to say that at the end of the age mankind will gather in a great war.

Some have expressed the belief that the big war is yet to come but consider this.

The predictions of the Second Coming in Matthew 24 refer to signs of his coming at the end of the “world.”

“World” in the King James is translated from two different words. One means Cosmos or “system of things” and the other comes from the Greek word AION which means “an age” a definite period of time, such as an astrological age.

The world for “world” in Matthew 24 is derived from AION.

That this refers to an astrological age is verified in the chapter mentioned (Chapter 157) verse 29 which talks about the new age:

“And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk forth across an arc of heaven; the sign and signet of the son of man will stand forth in the eastern sky.”

The man bearing the pitcher is a symbol of the sign of Aquarius.

The signs therefore at the end of the Piscean age and the beginning of the Aquarian age would have reached their highest intensity around 1945 for that was the midpoint between the ages. Even though we shall continue to have growing pains as we move into the new age, the fact is that the end of the “world” (AION – age) has come and gone and the greatest Armageddon at the end of this world/age that Jesus talked about was World War II. Any other great conflicts (which are possible, but do not have to be) belong to the world/age to come as it was expressed in the scriptures.

A study of my writings in the archives will reveal that many of the prophecies to take place before the coming of Christ did happen during the Great War and that the generation that saw the first atomic bomb (the sign of the son of man) will not pass away until Christ will come.

It is interesting that Djwhal Khul thought the idea of the Jews returning to Jerusalem was a bad idea and accurately predicted that it would cause great conflict which would threaten the peace of the world . He thought it would be wise of the Jews to merge with the other peoples of the world.

But such was not to be. It is also interesting that the Book of Mormon predicted the return of the Jews to their ancient lands and Joseph Smith often spoke of and predicted it. In fact in 1841 he went so far as to send one of his apostles (Orson Hyde) to Jerusalem to dedicate the land for the returning of the Jews.

Below is the story of the Mormon Apostle. Thought you might find it interesting considering the present climate.

Story of Orson Hyde’s Journey to Jerusalem

In the early part of March last [1840], I retired to my bed one evening as usual, and while contemplating and inquiring out, in my own mind, the field of my ministerial labors for the then coming season, the vision of the Lord like clouds of light, burst upon my view. The cities of London, Amsterdam, Constantinople and Jerusalem all appeared in succession before me; and the spirit said unto me, “Here are many of the children of Abraham whom I will gather to the land that I gave to their fathers, and here also is the field of your labors

Orson Hyde’s vision gave him confidence that the times were hastening to their end and that the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith’s prediction of a Jewish return to the Holy Land would soon be fulfilled. The mission of Elder Orson Hyde to the Holy Land laid a path for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to establish a presence in Palestine that continues to grow to this day. His travel and dedication of Jerusalem to the return of the Jews was, what Latter-day saints believe, a fulfillment and ancient and modern day prophecy found in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and prophecies of modern day prophets. He placed a course that future LDS pilgrims followed to the Holy Land. He established a foundation that allowed the Mormon faith to exist, work, and assemble in the land that has been set aside, according to both Christianity and Judaism, for the building of the Messiahs Kingdom on earth.

In 1831, a twenty-six year old Orson Hyde, was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Prophet Joseph Smith. At this time he was given a blessing:

In due time thou shalt go to Jerusalem, the land of thy fathers and be a watchman unto the House of Israel, and by thy hands shall the Most High do a great work, which shall prepare the way and greatly facilitate the gathering of that people.

This blessing would come to fruition in April of 1840 when Hyde as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle, the governing body of the church, was called to serve a mission to the Jewish communities of Europe and Palestine. Hyde was instructed by the Quorum of the Twelve to go to the Holy Land and dedicate the land of Palestine for the return of Judah and the house of Israel as stated in the original assignment

Be it known that we, the constituted authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assembled in Conference at Nauvoo, Hancock county, and state of Illinois, on the sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty, considering an important event at hand, an event involving the interest and fate of the Gentile nations throughout the world-from the signs of the times and from declarations contained in the oracles of God, we are forced to come to this conclusion. The Jewish nations have been scattered abroad among the Gentiles for a long period; and in our estimation, the time of the commencement of their return to the Holy Land has already arrived…. [We] have, by the counsel of the Holy Spirit, appointed Elder Orson Hyde, to be our Agent and Representative.

Orson Hyde had been awaiting this calling for some nine years. When he initially joined the Church he professed to have had a vision from the Lord. In this vision he received direction and instructions that pertained to, what he now had been called to fulfill, a holy mission and dedication of the land set aside for Gods’ chosen people. Though the task seemed to be a large and overwhelming one, his earlier vision gave him the direction and comfort he needed. This is an excerpt from that vision.

Here are many of the Children of Abraham whom I will gather to the land that I gave to their fathers; and here also is the field of your labors…. go ye forth to the cities which have been shown you, and declare these words unto Judah, and say, blow ye the trumpet in the land; cry, gather together, and say, assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defensed cities…. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her, welfare is accomplished-that her iniquity is pardoned, for she hath received of the Lords hand doubly for all her sins. Let your warning voice be heard among the gentiles as you pass; and call yet upon them in my name for aid and assistance. With you it mattereth not whether it be little or much; but to me it belongeth to show favor unto them who show favor unto you.

Following his official appointment by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Orson Hyde left immediately on his mission to the Holy Land accompanied by John E. Page. The two traveled to the eastern shores of the United States, spending about a month in these cities. During this time Page grew apprehensive of the enormous journey ahead. Despite the urging of church leaders Joseph Smith and George A. Smith, Page decided to stay behind as Hyde left the eastern coast of the United States and traveled by boat across the Atlantic to Liverpool, England. He stopped for a time here mingling among the members of the church and missionaries in London and throughout England but was still unable to find anyone to accompany him. He then proceeded to travel into Europe.

He crossed to the mainland staying first in Amsterdam and then on to Rotterdam. Here he met with a prominent Jewish Rabbi and published a book about the Church in Dutch. He then proceeded to Germany. He decided he should learn the German language, knowing this would help him on his mission. He embarked on a crash course, and after eight days, he had read most of two books and translated and written considerably. He was reportedly so fluent that people were astonished at his ability.

He continued on his journey stopping at Strasbourg to make friends and establish relationships for later missionary efforts there. Here he entered and crossed Eastern Europe along the Rhine by boat until he arrived in Constantinople where he continued his travel by boat on to Jerusalem.

Along his travels he faced many hardships. He fought danger, disease and hunger all along the way. Some of Hyde’s greatest trials came on his voyage from Smyrna to Beirut. As he traveled with a group of Arabs under the hire of a few Englishman they were blown off course into the small isles that litter the easternmost cost of the Mediterranean. This journey of four days turned into nineteen. They had not taken food stores for this happenstance and began to suffer from lack of nutrition. He managed to survive by gathering snails from the rocks of the isles, which they passed. Eventually they found the mainland, and he continued his journey by land through Beirut.

Hyde obviously had little love for the “Arabs” in the area. He called them “land pirates”. He was constantly concerned for his well being among them. He stated once in a letter to a friend, “You will hear from me again at first opportunity, if the “Arabs” don’t kill me”. While he was in Beirut, “a battle of extermination” was fought within view of the city between the Drewzes and Catholics where eight hundred were killed. The Drewzes were a fundamentalist Muslim group supported by the Sultan who had been pushing out European settlers and missionaries throughout the region. The Catholics were being assisted by the English military to protect the Europeans. It is apparent at this time that Hyde was feeling the effects of the trip as he showed great fear and disgust at this sight. He saw headless bodies lining the streets. He spoke of rampant robberies, theft, and murder.

At this same time the Grand Sultan issued orders that all American missionaries in the region should leave. The Grand Sultan was beginning to feel the pressures of the European settlers in the area. This, combined with the increasing European military presence created a fear for the Grand Sultan that he was losing power. Though in this time of great trouble and danger, Hyde seems to gain confidence and a second wind. He wrote:

…. in this, if it does take place, I can see plainly the hand of Providence. The fact is, this land belongs to the Jews; and the present fermentation thereof shows me that it is fast working back into the hands of its rightful heirs. God will, in due time, drive out the Canaanites, so that no more a Canaanite shall be found in the land, or in the House of the Lord. I find that almost a universal anxiety prevails respecting the return of the Jews. The waters are troubled because the Angel has descended. My heart leaps for joy at the prospect of seeing that land, and there fulfilling my mission.

He now continued travel by boat on down the coast on his way to Jaffa. On the trip Hyde states that an amazing vision took place.

On my passage to Beyrout to this place, the night before last, at one o’clock, as I was meditating on the deck of the vessel, as she was beating down against a sultry schroke wind, a very bright glittering sword appeared in the heavens, about two yards in length, with a beautiful hilt, as plain and complete as any cut you ever saw. And, what is still more remarkable, an arm, with a perfect hand, stretched itself out and took hold of the hilt of the sword. The appearance really made my hair raise, and the flesh as it were, to crawl on my bones. The Arabs made a wonderful outcry at the sight; “O, Allah, Allah, Allah!” was there exclamation all over the vessel. I mention this because you know there is a commandment to me which says: “Unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the sign of the coming of the Son of Man.”

Hyde debarked at Jaffa, and traveled onward to Jerusalem. At this time Jerusalem had a population of approximately 20,000 in habitants. Among these, 7000 were Jews. The majority of the population consisted of Turks and Arabs. He traveled the city viewing and meditated among the spiritually historic sights that he emotionally witnessed. He attempted to contact other Christian missionaries and prominent men of the city, but he did not meet with much success. So he again resolved to complete the purpose of his mission alone.

One year and six months had passed since he embarked on his journey from Nauvoo, Illinois. On Sunday morning, October 24, 1841, just before dawn, Elder Orson Hyde walked out of Jerusalem, up the Mount of Olives, and viewed the beautiful sight of Jerusalem at as sunlight spread across the city of the Messiah. Here he wrote and delivered the dedicatory prayer, consecrating the land for the gathering of Judah’s scattered remnants and for the eventual building of a temple. In the dedicatory prayer, Elder Hyde referred to the prophecies of God’s servants in relation to the Jews and Jerusalem, and asked that all might be fulfilled. He called for the richest blessings of heaven upon the Jews; he blessed, by virtue of his priesthood, and by his special calling as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, the city, the land, and the elements, to the end that Judah might be gathered, Jerusalem rebuilt, and become a ‘Holy City,” that the Lord’s name might be glorified in all the earth. After the prayer, in accordance with a vision given him before he left Nauvoo, he erected a pile of stones as a witness. He later erected a similar pile or altar upon Mount Zion.

Hyde noted that many Jews listened to his prayer with great interest. To this day his prayer is well known in Jerusalem among the Jews for the wonderful blessings and promises which it proclaims upon Jerusalem and the “the Lords chosen people.” Soon after this he boarded a ship and sail back to England by way of Egypt, Trieste, and Regensburg. On the way he wrote a letter to the editor of the church’s British newspaper the Millennial Star, describing the event of his journey and predicting England role in bringing the results that he had worked and prayed for.

It was by political power and influence that the Jewish nation was broken down, and her subjects dispersed abroad; and I will here hazard the opinion; that by political power and influence they will be gathered and built up; and, further, that England is destined, in the wisdom of economy of Heaven, to stretch forth the arm of political power, and advance in the front ranks of this glorious enterprise.

Orson Hyde’s mission to the Holy Land was not undertaken for personal reasons. Like other Mormon travelers who followed Hyde to Palestine, it was done under the auspices of divine authority. He understood his was a quest called for by a prophet of God. He believed his mission to be inspired. This was the fulfillment of God’s plan for his children on earth. Its foundation lay in the prophecies of old revealed in ancient scripture such as the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon.

If one is to understand the significance of the mission of Elder Orson Hyde and his dedicatory prayer then one must understand where Mormons find the prophecies and divination that make it so important. This is found in Holy Scriptures such as the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. Since the contents of the Book of Mormon are not common knowledge to most it is important that a description be given of what this book contains.

The Book of Mormon is a volume of Holy Scripture that is regarded as a companion to the Holy Bible, according to Mormons. It is a record of a compilation of books written by ancient prophets and abridged by the last of these prophets whose name was Mormon. It does this by giving an account of two civilizations. One of them is led by an ancient prophet named Lehi, who, after being commanded by God to leave Jerusalem just before the Babylonian destruction in the early 6th century B.C. This group of people divided into two tribes called Lamanites and Nephites. The other civilization came to the Americas from the Middle East much earlier around the time of the tower of Babel. Both groups brought with them their Semitic customs and languages. Two of the groups were destroyed leaving the Lamanites who Mormons believe are the ancient ancestors of the American Indians. From this we can see that the geographical roots of Mormonism’s essential document are anchored in the Holy Land in a profound way from its opening pages.

Throughout the Book of Mormon are references and prophecies concerning the House of Israel, Jerusalem and the restoration thereof. The Book of Mormon teaches that through the help of the Gentile nations (the western world), the Jews will be assisted in their return to the land of promise before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon states:

And it shall come to pass that they [the Jews} shall be gathered in from their long dispersion, from the isles of the sea, and from the four parts of the earth; and the nations of the Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me, saith God, in carrying them forth to the lands of their inheritance. Yea, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing mothers; wherefore, the promises of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hat spoken it, and who can dispute? But behold, this land, saith God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.

Mormons believe themselves to be literally part of the family of Israel, living in Gentile America. It is their mission to help Israel in returning to the Promised Land. Though not blood descendants, the Mormons believe that they are adopted into the House of Israel. According to the Book of Mormon:

By and by the Jews will be gathered to the land of their fathers, and the ten tribes, who wandered into the north, will be gathered home, and the blood of Ephraim, the second son of Joseph, who was sold into Egypt, which is to be found in every kingdom and nation under heaven, will be gathered from among the Gentiles, and the Gentiles who will receive and adhere to the principles of the Gospel will be adopted and initiated into the family of Father Abraham, and Jesus will reign over his own and Satan will reign over his own.

This explains the significance of the Mission of Orson Hyde to the Holy Land for Mormons. He was fulfilling ancient prophecy concerning the gathering of Israel. Mormons believe that not only should they assist in this gathering but being part of Israel, they also are being gathered. This explains why Latter-day Saints have always had such an interest in the Holy Land. They do not ascribe to the common Christian view that a heavenly Jerusalem and Temple will descend on the earth. Latter-day Saints ascribe to the view supported by Jewish Talmudic sages that a gathered portion of Israel will be established around an earthly Jerusalem.

Similar to common Christian beliefs, Mormons believe that the Second Coming of Christ will not take place until Jerusalem is restored. This is supported by the modern prophecy of Joseph Smith.

Judah must return, Jerusalem must be rebuilt, and the temple, and water come out from under the temple, and the waters of the dead sea be healed. It will take some time to rebuild the walls of the city and the temple, etc.; and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make His appearance.

Thus the urgent nature of the mission of Orson Hyde is evident. It was crucial in the advent of coming of the Messiah. Orson Hyde’s journey and dedication led to the furthering of the Latter-day Saint work in the Holy Land. Upon his return, interest in the gathering of Israel increased greatly among members of the church.

In October of 1872 another mission followed Elder Orson Hyde’s path to the Holy Land when Church Leader George Albert Smith led a group of Latter-day Saints to rededicate Jerusalem. Here they met many Jews who received them graciously as they identified themselves with Orson Hyde. Again, as with Orson Hyde before them, they were not on a mission to convert the Jews to Christianity, but only to perform the dedication which they were directed to do by the churches Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. They toured the same places that Hyde toured and dedicated the land in the same manner as Hyde had thirty years previously.

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April 13, 2002

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The Logic of Karma, Part 4

The Logic of Karma, Part 4
Working Out Karma and Illusion

I was asked about this quote:

“Cooperating in the plan of the Solar Logos in relation to His Karma a point oft overlooked. This Karma of His must be worked out through the method of incarnation and the subsequent result of the incarnated energy upon the substances of the form. This is symbolized for us, if we could but grasp it, in the relation of the sun to the moon. The Solar Lord with his warmth and light galvanizes the moribund Lunar Lords into spurious life. This is the great deception; and the Maya of His Presence.

“So runs the Old Commentary oft quoted by me in earlier books. The above concept has in it truth for the individual soul likewise.” Treatise on White Magic, Page 48

If you have time could you please elaborate on this briefly?

JJ: You picked one with a lot of meaning and I will just be able to scratch the surface here.

The first thing to take from this is the dispelling of the idea that when we reach the higher worlds that we will be eternally free from Karma. Note that even the Solar Logos has karma and he has progressed billions of years beyond the Planetary Logos and the Planetary Logos passed beyond the human kingdom billions of years in the past. Thus we cannot expect to be free from the effects of karma (cause and effect) any time soon.

What do we mean when we say we have karma?

This is another way of merely stating that we have initiated cause in the past for which all the effects have not yet been realized.

If you throw a bowling ball at ten pins the desired effect is to knock them all down. As the ball is in motion rolling down the aisle the cause has been initiated, but the end effect has not yet materialized. This end effect is karma and thus the ball, or the thrower of the ball, can be said to have karma. After the ball hits the pins and is returned to its sender we can say the karma has played out. Then the player can throw the ball again and the karma (resulting effect) will this time play out a little differently.

As we incarnate into a life we are like a bowler with a ball in motion just waiting to see if we will wind up with a strike or a seven/ten split. This motion we carry with us are effects from our past still in motion waiting to be played out.

This will continue on various levels through eternity.

Djwhal Khul then makes an interesting statement:

“This Karma of His must be worked out through the method of incarnation and the subsequent result of the incarnated energy upon the substances of the form.”

This not only applies to the Solar Logos, but to all lives. The solar Logos created causes from his last incarnation for which the effects have not yet played out. He, therefore, has the forces of karma to deal with in his current life just as we do, but on as higher level.

Those causes which are initiated on the physical plane must be played out on the physical, and thus we are forced because of karma to reincarnate when causes yet remain in motion for which the effects have not yet played out.

Causes which have been initiated on the astral plane must be played out upon the astral and causes in the mental must be played out upon the mental, yet while the entity is in physical incarnation.

Beyond these three worlds of form cause and effect act out simultaneously from our point of view and there is no usually no residual karma. Notice, I say usually. This is because in the event of a major decision on the higher planes, even there karma can be generated. For instance, the one third of the monads of this system who decided not to incarnate are suffering an effect which will last for eons. (See Stanzas of Dzyan, Treatise on Cosmic Fire.)

Our souls are a symbol of the sun and our lower personality is a symbol of the moon with no light of its own. Karma is worked off through the soul shining the light of the Spirit on the lower self propelling it into motion as does the coming and going of the sun cause the waters to rain down, evaporate and then come down again. Our soul is our personal book of life that stores cause and drives us to work out effects until all is in balance and we return to our source for the great rest of the Lord of Sabboath.

Question: “Also, concerning Karma, can it be passed on to our offspring or are happenings merely genetic/environmental occurrences? “

There is individual karma and then there is group karma. Your individual karma is not passed down to your children unless you are born as your grandchild and bear the effects of a past life. On the other hand, there is karma for larger entities. If you are a member of a church, an organization, a nation, a race, and sometimes families, you will wind up being a cog in a great wheel that will assist in working out effects of cause for the entire group which you are affiliated. Thus we have national karma, racial karma etc.

It can sometimes appear that we pass down individual karma to offspring because the offspring gravitate to a situation conducive to working out their karma. If you and person B have similar karma to work out you may wind up being born into the same family that provides the correct circumstances for you.

Question: “Would you mind explaining the last line? ‘This is the great deception; and the Maya of His Presence.’

You have to be a fairly advanced student to even ask a question like this. Most Bailey readers eyes just glaze over when they reach quotes from the Old Commentary.

Let us use the Law of Correspondences.

We have seven spheres of existence within the Cosmic Physical. Within the worlds of form we have two worlds which seem to be real but are not built upon a principle and are not founded in reality.

The first is the physical which we see before us. The real physical is the etheric double.

The second illusion is the astral world which is created by smoke and mirrors and turns reality upside down. The astral world is created through the power of soul energy reflecting through the higher mental world. In the same way the power of our solar plexus is very illusionary because it is a reflection of the higher feeling nature of the heart center.

Does the Higher Self work then in the illusionary Solar Plexus as well as the astral worlds? Yes, it does, but this power works as a reflection which distorts the true and the real so we can have a “not self” as well as a true self. Only through the duality of the real and the unreal can we learn to appreciate and use the real with wisdom.

Just as we have a real self and a “not self” we have real Gods, or Lords and illusionary Lords, but just as this physical world and the astral world of emotion seems very real even so do the lunar lords seem very real. But from the greater reality the Solar Lords represent the true God and the Lunar Lords, the illusionary Gods, just as the light of the moon is not its own, but a reflection of the sun. Even so just as the astral is created by the soul energy reflecting through mind, even so are lunar lords activated by Higher Spiritual Inelligence manifesting through astral or lunar energy. When this happens great illusion is the result, but such illusion is necessary for mankind during certain stages of evolution.

When man is centered in the astral, or emotional world, then God must speak to him, however imperfectly, through his lower feelings.

When this happens we have “the great deception; and the Maya (illusion) of His Presence.”

The seeker does not have the actual presence of God with him, but a reflection of his presence. He is deceived, yet still encouraged to move onward so the end is good.

When Moses ascended to the Mount he encountered a Solar Lord as evidenced by his shining countenance when he appeared before the people. He was given solar teachings on the first tablets, but when Moses saw that the people were worshipping the golden calf he destroyed them and then received the lesser laws on stone tablets from “the angel of the Lord” who was a lunar Lord. The Lunar Lord thus gave commandments which are repulsive to Solar people, such as killing men women and children of their enemies and stoning to death anyone who breaks even slight rules such as working on the Sabbath, being disobedient to parents, etc.

One of the missions of Jesus was to destroy the work of the Lunar Lords and bring our consciousness to the true Solar Lords, in particular the Logos of Jupiter in conjunction with the Solar Logos.

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April 3, 2002

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The Logic of Karma, Part 3

The Logic of Karma, Part 3

Just Cause

The dictionary definition of justice is as follows: “The quality of being just; fairness.”

I think this pretty much says it. If a person, circumstance or payment is just – this means that fairness has been achieved and all parties have nothing to complain about.

Now let us look at the standard religious view of the world. Is there justice or fairness?

Not hardly. In fact the common phrase being thrown about these days by laymen and preachers alike is “life is not fair.”

The truth is that if life is not fair then life is not just and this would mean that God is not just.

In fact, if there is only one life it would indeed be true that life is not fair.

It would not be fair or just to have some little innocent children starving to death and others well taken care of by loving families.

It would not be just for some to be stricken with incurable diseases and others who do not take particularly good care of their bodies to have good health into old age.

It would not be just for some to be born poor and others rich.

It would not be just for some to be born free and others slaves.

Taking these things into consideration it becomes a stretch of obscene proportions to believe that that there is more justice, or fairness, in one life than there would be in hundreds of lifetimes where all experience abundance and poverty, health and disease, love and hate etc.

Actually the epitome of justice and fairness is expressed in the biblical words expressing the law of karma: “as ye sow so shall ye reap.”

This is the law of cause and effect with measures out justice with exactness.

Comment: I do not see any validity to the notion that someone, sometime, MUST kill that husband to “fulfill the demands of karma and justice.”

You should argue with what I do say, not with what I do not say.”

I did not say that she had to kill her husband for we always have out free agency. But when he killed her in a previous life he set up a cause that would produce effects for lifetimes to come. Justice and fairness demands that he reap as he has sowed. If the payment does not come from his wife it will come from some other source, perhaps even through service on his part.

Comment: If making one whole is NOT a part of “justice” than what is? If someone destroys my reputation, making me “whole” is defined as bringing one back to the state and condition prior to the damaging event.

At least half the time when a wrong is committed against a person, such as destroying a reputation, it is an unknowing act of justice because this person in a previous life did a similar harm to someone else. When this happens justice is served. He, of course, will be born with a fresh opportunity to establish a good reputation in his next life, but in having his reputation tarnished in one life as he did unto another in a previous one sets up a classroom where he learns a valuable and “just” lesson. When he who was destroyed by him in a previous life views this lesson from the Spirit world he will feel that justice was served.

There are times when a wrong is committed toward an individual that was not deserved by anything he did in his past. When this happens the person will in some future time have a similar right or good event happen to him which will compensate, thus serving the demands of justice.

Comment: If Tom owed me a great debt that he could not pay, and I honestly and sincerely forgave him, there would no longer be any debt. Could the same concept apply to other wrong doings? If Tom destroyed my reputation, yet I totally forgave him, might we say that (to me) there was no more need of “justice”? If so, where does that leave Tom? The answer to THAT question is one place where karma gets hung up.

JJ: You say that Karma gets “hung up” when there is no hang up and no problem.

Karma is simply cause and effect and cause and effect never gets frustrated, broken or hung up.

Jesus said: “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” Again this is a good Biblical interpretation of Karma.

If you forgive Tom you are making good karma for yourself so you will meet people like you in your future who will forgive your wrongs.

Does forgiving someone his debt erase karma? No. It only alters the way that the karma is worked out.

Many who forgive debts sense this and will say something like, “Don’t worry about paying me back. Just help someone else down the road and we’ll call it even.”

Many of us have had people say this to us when we have been helped by a stranger when we have had car trouble.

If Tom owes you $1000 and you forgive the debt all the effects of borrowing the $1000 are still in play. Your forgiveness has merely added a new cause that changes the circumstances.

Tom will eventually learn the principle of forgiveness and will pay the $1000 back by forgiving a similar debt from someone else in the future or a similar gesture of value.

All eternal laws are built on the principle of cause and effect or karma.

There is no learning or any other effect without cause. There is no exception to this.

On the lighter side I can clearly remember my lesson in learning about hot stoves. I was just a couple years old when my mother and brother clearly told me to not touch the stove when it was hot. One day I was looking at the red hot stove thinking about what was said and noticed that it was losing it’s redness and getting cool. I assumed that when it was no longer red that I could now touch it and did so. To my surprise I learned that a burner can be pretty hot even when it is not red. My lesson in this cause and effect was fully registered.

We must remember that the core principle through which karma operates is cause and effect.

How can there be a flaw (as some maintain) in the principle stating that when there is a cause there is an equal effect according to the energy behind the initiated cause? How can there be a flaw in the scripture which says, “as ye sow so shall ye reap?”

I could not find a flaw in this principle if I researched it a thousand years.

Comment: “However, those ideas are a far cry from the exactness implied in the “opposite and equal reaction” formula. Let’s say I act out on my anger, and throw a rock at someone’s car window. The “opposite and equal” formula (which you say is “so absolute, so definite, so real, and so inevitable”) says that INEVITABLY a rock will be thrown at my car window. That is the part that does not make sense. That is one part of the concept of karma that is flawed.”

JJ: When the rock is thrown it is moved through the air by the application of a certain amount of energy.

By the time the rock comes to a standstill it has (by Newtonian physics and the law of cause and effect) been met with exactly the same amount of energy which originally propelled it. If it had not been met with an equal energy it would have remained in motion forever.

The first resistance was the friction of the air through which it sailed. The second was gravity pulling it downward. The third was the window and the fourth and final was the car seat upon which it landed and became stationary. The combination of these four sources of resistance exactly equals the original force which propelled the rock.

This is an example of cause and effect working out with exactness on the physical plane.

BUT…

Cause and effect does not end on the physical plane. To understand Karma one must look at the effects of cause as they manifest on the emotional and mental planes.

If the car was in a junk yard and no one cared much what happened to it then the cause and effect in the higher planes would be minimal. It would be similar to throwing a rock in a lake. There is a physical effect, but because there is little if any destruction of value the cause and effect beyond the physical is miniscule.

The only danger from karma may be that someday you might own a worthless car that someone throws a rock at. If this does not bother you then go ahead and throw the rock.

But, if the car is your new prized Porsche and some harmful person throws a rock through the window we have a totally different set of effects on the astral (emotional) and mental planes.

If you know this is a malicious act of destruction it may produce extreme anger, despair and feelings of vengeance within you. Beyond this you feel a sense of loss over the damage which has been done.

Just like pressing on your accelerator can propel a heavy object (your car) with much more force that that exerted by your foot because of other energies at play, even so the damaged done by the rock in this second case goes far beyond the physical energies.

Now if the damage was the result of an innocent accident you would still feel a sense of loss, but your emotions would not be so negatively effected. Because the emotional damage is not so intense, in the case of an accident the karma generated is not as great. But even in the case of accidents we do have responsibility for our carelessness and a certain amount of restoration will be necessary.

Now in the case of malicious cause the emotional effect can be great. Let us deal with three of the emotional effects of the victim.

(1) Anger. He feels anger and sends it toward the perpetrator with just as real of a hurl as the throwing of a rock.

(2) He feels a desire to obtain vengeance and considers hunting the criminal down and giving him some Texas justice.

(3) He feels sorrow over a sense of loss and thinks to himself that one person would not do this to another if they understood these feelings.

These negative feelings send a rock of energy through the ethers and they circulate there until circumstances are right for them to land on the doorstep of the initiating criminal. When this happens, however, it does not mean that he will own a Porsche and have a rock thrown at it.

What does it mean then?

It means that the emotional energy and feelings he initiated in another will return to him. Equivalent feelings may be generated in him by someone throwing a rock at his dog, a hit and run, a dentist pulling the wrong tooth or a number of things. The purpose of this emotional energy is not to generate an exact repeat of the initiating physical event, but an exact repeat of the emotions of the victim so the initiating rock thrower understands the harm he created and not do it again.

Now let us suppose that the guy who owns the Porsche is a saint and when he sees the damage he does not allow himself to become angry not seek for vengeance. He doesn’t feel an sense of loss because he is just as happy to drive his Yugo. He can loose all he owns and still be at peace.

Is any karma then generated? Does this mean we can rob and plunder the righteous and will have no fear of retribution?

Not quite. The bad guys will not get off so easy. The saints may be forgiving and will not be sending out negative emotional energies of retribution, but they will assess the problem on the plane of the mind and this judgment will send out a projectile of mental energy which will descend to the emotional and physical plane to bring the needed lesson to the wrongdoer.

The advantage of the victim in transcending the emotional plane is that he will cease to initiate new harmful cause which will come back to haunt him. Instead, the karma fulfills its purpose and is thereafter neutralized.

It is indeed true that the energy we deal with in karma plays out in the three worlds of form.

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March 26, 2002

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The Logic of Karma, Part 2

The Logic of Karma, Part 2

Comment: If a wife comes back in a subsequent life and kills the husband that previously killed her. How does that bring “justice” to the woman? I believe one must “pass” one grade before going on to the next

JJ: Steps in forward progression cannot be done without the principle behind karma which is cause and effect. One cannot have the effect of learning unless there is a cause that stimulates the learning. You cannot cite an exception to this.

Some are trying to interpret karma from a narrow viewpoint here, but to understand it we must realize that a countless number of variables are always involved.

If we had a black and white attitude toward cause and effect of mixing colors then when we mix yellow and blue would not have green, but something that is part yellow and part blue. This of course is not the case.

When we mix equal portions of yellow and blue then we get solid green. When we look at the green we may say that it does not seem to represent the cause since yellow and blue do not look like green.

In addition to this we can mix differing amounts of yellow and blue and obtain a million shades of green. The interesting thing is that in the end, even though there are many differing results, each result (karma) is exactly equal to the results of a formula.

In the example of the story the wife did not have to kill her husband to fulfill the demands of karma and justice. If she had not killed him then someone else would have and she would not have added a negative cause (karma) to her history.

She killed him because she carried over a grievance from the abuse she suffered from the past. Because she did not forgive she then transmuted that grievance into the action of killing her husband in a future life.

Thus her lack of forgiveness for her own murder turned her into a murderer in a future time.

The children were too innocent to carry over a grievance and thus remained innocent in the future life.

Justice was brought to the woman because she saw the results of her lack of forgiveness. This is one reason why forgiveness is so important for it can set up a cause that will make us become that which we do not forgive in others.

Question: “How indeed, can someone who destroys my reputation “make me whole?” How indeed, can someone who commits adultery and destroys my family, “make me whole?” By letting me destroy HIS reputation in a future incarnation?”

It is not up to any other person to make you whole. Only you can do that. If someone destroys your reputation you become whole through forgiving him. When you forgive him this releases you from coming back in a future time and adding additional karma to yourself by attempting to take your suppressed wrath out on him by destroying his reputation.

If you do forgive him the man will not escape karma, for a magnetic force will be created that will draw someone else forward to teach the man the needed lesson.

If you are thinking of wholeness on a purely physical level one must realize that if your reputation is destroyed it is because of a cause you set up either earlier in this life or a previous life. Even so, if one learns the principle of forgiveness his attitude will be such that no circumstances will have power to take away his peace.

Justice is carried out, not only through the principle of forgiveness, but also balance for each of us are born in a variety of circumstances in various lives. If someone desros your reputation it may be because you did the same thing to someone else in a previous life and tus what happened to you is in accord with justice. But if it happens that your reputation was destroyed when your past did not warrant it then you will be born in a future circumstance where you will have an advantageous circumstance to enhance your reputation.

I have issued the following challenge several times and so far no one has been able to fill it.

Show me one example where the law of cause and effect (karma) is neutralized. In other words, show me one cause with no effect or one effect that does not have a cause.

There is none.

Prophesies Revisited

December of last year a reader asked me about Sollog, a self-proclaimed prophet and I did an article on him.

He made two concrete prophesies as follows:

“On January 1st 2002 a magnitude 7.0+ quake shall occur.

“On March 21st 2002 a magnitude 7.0+ quake shall occur.”

In response to these predictions I wrote:

“My guess is that a fairly large earthquake or two will occur in the first six months of 2002, but not on the dates predicted, and he will claim this fulfills his prediction.”

As it turns out my “guess” was a much more accurate prediction than Sollog’s were, who claims to be a mouthpiece for God, and that all future events are set in stone.

The facts:

No major quake occurred on the dates predicted.

There have however, been a couple significant quakes on other dates most notable the recent on one Afghanistan on March 26th. Nothing significant occurred close to Jan 1, but the Afgan quake occurred about five days away from his second prediction.

However, he predicted a 7.0+ earthquake and the Afgan quake was 6.1.

Even so, he made me a true prophet by doing as I predicted and claiming success. On his web page he is proclaiming that Afgan quake is proof he is a true prophet without giving the details of his prophecy.

He is also falsely stating that a 7.0 earthquake occurred in Japan, but the AP wire says it was only a 5.0.

If you want to be a true prophet take the prophesies of that others are making in the name of God, extraterrestrials or some master and predict the opposite and you will be right 99% of the time.

About the other 1% – we must remember that even a stopped clock is accurate twice a day.

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March 26, 2002

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The Logic of Karma

The Logic of Karma

Question: If you kill someone and incur a debt that is paid off by being reborn and being murdered yourself – what happens to the guy who murders you? Since you had it coming was your murderer justified.

The answer is a definite “no.” You are judged by the perimeters of the life in which you are living. Even if Hitler was born again and we knew who he was we would have no right to do him any harm if he was threatening no one in the current life. It’s not up to us to be judge and jury for the past life debts of anyone. Things will happen naturally to cause us to pay off our debts as illustrated in the last chapter I posted.

Jesus said: “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” Matt 18:7

Because of karma offenses (murder, rape, robbery etc.) will come and those who suffer offenses may be in the process of paying off a debt, but “woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”

In other words, people suffer the effects of karma, but woe be unto you if you act as the judge and jury in carrying it out.

The woman in a recent story who poisoned her past husband did incur karma and will have to make it right in a future life. Two possibilities is that she will (1) have her life taken from her or (2) save the life (in a future incarnation) of the man she killed – or possibly some other person.

In the past I have stressed that good is that which moves us ahead in evolution and evil is that which holds us back. There is another way of looking at it as written in the Aquarian Gospel.

It points out that evil is not necessarily the opposite of good, but merely good, or the perfect, which is out of tune.

In other words good is playing the scale on a piano which is in tune. The sound is pleasant. But if the C note is out of tune then the sound is not pleasing. Now the C note does not have an opposite evil note, but this one note does have millions of variations which are close but out of tune, or evil.

When we are out of tune with the soul then we sound unpleasant notes and our actions are out of harmony, or what some would call evil.

Even those who are out of tune are still trying to play good music, but the effort is fruitless until they attune themselves to the highest available within themselves.

Comment: Notice here that Cain expects to be slain more than once. Also study the Lord’s response: “And the Lord said unto him, therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him SEVENFOLD. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” Gen 4:15 — end quote —

Moses seems to be teaching above that the punishment for murder would be SEVENFOLD. That is, if one murdered Cain (and one would presume the principle would apply to any case of murder) that one would necessarily have to suffer being murdered seven times (implying that one would necessarily have to be reincarnated to experience this, as one can only be murdered once in one lifetime). You also mention that Cain expected to have his blood shed more than once to atone for his crime.

JJ comment: Notice that it says that vengeance shall be taken upon those who kill Cain (and probably his descendants) sevenfold.

Because of Cain’s reputation he feared that he and his family would be killed and thus he would have no bloodline which would have over seven times the effect of the murder of a normal single life.. On the other hand, God wanted his bloodline to survive so he made a special case with Cain and his family. He put a mark on them so everyone would know that if they killed Cain in an attempt to cut off his bloodline they would receive seven times the punishment of killing anyone else. This was insurance that Cain’s lineage would be preserved.

The New Testament gives the correct law of karma which states:

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Gal 6:7

He shall not reap seven times what he sows, but an equivalent to what he sows.

Keep in mind also that there are numerous ways to pay off karma. The payment is always equivalent, but not always in similar kind.

If you owe a neighbor a cup of sugar he or she may be happy with a glass of wine, the loan of a newspaper or just good conversation for the payment.

Note that in the story the man killed his wife and three children, but he paid off the entire debt by saving the lives of the three children (at great risk) and giving his life once as payment for the death of his wife.

His wife did accumulate karma for killing him, even though the man forgave her as he was dying. She could pay this off by saving a life in the future if it turns out she follows her soul. We only have to pay off karma the hard way when we refuse to listen to the inner voice.

If the man had not listened to the soul and killed his children again he would have had a much tougher time paying off his debt.

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March 24, 2002

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Love Is…?

Love Is…?

Many people have reservations about examining love on an individual basis for several reasons.

One of the main reasons is that when love is felt the ability to accurately describe it is difficult to put into words. You can’t really say that love feels like A, B or C because love only feels like love.

Another problem is that many have heard the idea of love tossed around a lot, but have not yet experienced it themselves in fullness. They thus have difficulty in describing that which they have only partially experienced.

Consider this:

Is love a feeling or is love that which produces the feeling?

The feeling is only the vehicle of love and the actions that bring the feeling to life is the fuel that sets love aflame.

So what is this power which lies in back of the feeling and actions that we call love?

It all goes back to the two energies which create our manifested universe

(1) Radiation (Light)

(2) Magnetism (Love)

The power of radiation caused the singularity at the center to expand toward unlimited space.

After the expansion the power of magnetism (Love) creates a pull to draw all elements back to their source.

In other words, radiation creates space and the expansion of space, whereas magnetism, or love collapses space and brings the many into the One. Light is the world without – Love is the World within.

The present interplay of radiation and magnetism (or Light and Love) causes a sustaining power that keeps our universe in manifestation. Because the universe is still expanding we are to assume that Light presently dominates Love as a whole. Yet within certain concretized planets and systems in the universe, Love dominates Light. Because the total domination by love is yet future this explains why those who look toward the future as a better world are more in alignment with love than those who dwell upon the past.

Simply put Love is that driving force which pulls us toward oneness and becomes manifested through our feelings.

Is hate the opposite of love?

When considering the feeling world alone it is indeed, but from a wholeness point of view it is not.

One can say that a black car is opposite in color to a white car yet they are both owned by the same driver.

The driver of the feelings of love and hate is the one originating energy of love. The difference is that the feeling of love plays the energy in its purity whereas hate is a distortion like a note played out of tune.

Seeing Heaven

A reader quotes me as follows:

“Not all who have had visions of heaven have seen heaven. Some have seen hell and think through deluded sight they have seen the realms of the highest. On the other hand, all who can look upon the souls of their fellow men and women (whether these people be loving or full of gloom and negativity) and can see the face of Christ therein, and love this inner Christ – these people have seen heaven and have entered the Kingdom of God.”

Comment: Once again those are words, but no experience. And seeing good in people has nothing to do with heaven.

The above words are based on experience, my friend

You missed the point of the quote. I was not talking about merely “seeing the good” in people. Everyone, even the great unwashed thinks that’s a good idea.

Seeing the Christ in someone is much different than looking for a person’s good points. Looking for a person’s good points is something a personality does when viewing another personality. Looking for the Christ in another is something that must be done soul to soul and when this is perfected you can see the Christ in another even if you see zero good points in him as a person.

When Christ was on the cross he probably saw nothing praiseworthy about the bunch who nailed him to the cross, yet he saw the Christ, or the God within them, as he said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

I know, not from theory, but from hard earned experience that when one is able to see Christ with all people and love that Christ in even the least (most despicable of brethren) then heaven is experienced whether one is on earth or some other realm, it matters not.

Technically heaven is not seen, for the higher states are not limited to one of the senses, but must be experienced in wholeness. Heaven is seen, felt, heard, tasted, smelled and absorbed in totality, and this takes place when oneness through the soul in love occurs with the least of the brethren.

If you are interested in taking a journey to other realms, as many successfully have, you can check out the New Jerusalem meditation at: LINK

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March 15, 2002

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The Elusive Second Coming

The Elusive Second Coming

I remember thinking a lot of the future when I was a kid in the Fifties. Back then thinking about the Sixties seemed like science fiction, but the Twenty First Century? Thinking that far in the future seemed like a far away period that only existed in dreams where everyone had their own flying saucer in their backyard.

Many adults who were religious figured that Jesus would be here long before the century ended. Most saw this century (21st) as a time the wicked would all be destroyed and everyone would be running around following orders sent forth from the dictator Jesus.

The funny part was that even though they claimed that the world was going to be turned into a paradise few were looking forward to it. When I attended church I often overheard a statement like: “I hope Jesus doesn’t come for at least twenty years. I’ve got a lot of things I want to do first.”

What does this tell us of a popular concept of Jesus?

That he’s coming here to take away all our fun and freedom and that we’re all going to live like monks from that point on.

Let me tell you this. The coming of the Lord will be 180 degrees different from what is expected, and instead of boring us to death and taking away our opportunities, this will be a period of intense excitement, tension and opportunity. It could be over 100 years after his arrival before the world as a whole realizes that the Master of Masters has been here among us.

Think on this. It was over three hundred years after the birth of Jesus before his coming received enough recognition to even be noted by recognized observers of history.

When I talk of the coming of the entity who is Christ I am not talking about a vague coming of the Christ consciousness which is in us all. Many there are who think that all there is to the Second Coming is the recognition of this Christ consciousness among the masses, or even on an individual basis. While it is true that a certain amount of recognition of the Christ consciousness must become manifest before his appearance we must not overlook the absolute fact that every great avatar was indeed an individual entity and this includes he who held the office of Christ that manifested in Jesus.

When we say that the second coming does not include this individual entity manifesting again, what are we saying?

What we are doing by assuming this philosophy is charting a course for the Master instead of allowing him to outline his own destiny. Who are we to say that he cannot decide to reappear among us? He is the one who decides whether or not to manifest. His individual manifestation has nothing to do with whether or not it fits into our preconceived notion of what the Second Coming is supposed to be.

Why should we believe he will come again?

(1) He promised he would 2000 years ago.

(2) This promise was reaffirmed by several revelations from the Hierarchy. One of note is Djwhal Khul through Alice A. Bailey telling us his arrival is near.

(3) The majority of spiritual thinkers in the world sense and expect a great avatar to arrive. Such expectancy does indeed create a point of tension which attracts the attention of the Great Ones.

A fullness of knowledge concerning his manifestation is not given but there are three possibilities.

(1) A divine possession, or overshadowings as it did in the coming 2000 years ago. This will definitely happen in this age, and may have already happened to some degree. The mystery is whether the Second Coming will go beyond this to possibilities (2) and (3).

(2) He could appear in the flesh as an adult in his current physical body. DK points out that this type of manifestation is difficult because of required papers, VISAs etc necessary to live and travel in the world. A man, with absolutely no birth record, attracting attention is asking for trouble. The barriers between nations are being taken down and this will make this type of appearance more possible. I have heard that you can travel in the European Union with no papers.

(3) He could be born as a babe just like the rest of us. If he was born today, it would be a few years before he would make much of an impact.

Question: Suppose The Christ was indeed here among us and began teaching tomorrow. What limitations do you think he would face and how would he be received? Do you think he will have emphasis on miracles this time?

Suppose he appeared on a talk show. What would he present and what do you suppose the public reaction would be?

Or… supposing that Christ were to come as a regular human in appearance. Now imagine how his approach would be different as either a male or female.

How would his approach as a female be different than if he were to come as a male?

If you were the Christ (speaking of the entity and not generic consciousness) which sex would you choose and why?

The coming of Christ will be different than Christianity as a whole is expecting. On the other hand, it will also be different than many New Agers are expecting.

The orthodox believer thinks that a great Anti Christ will soon surface that will make Hitler look like Richard Simmons. Those who believe in the “correct” concept of Christ will be raptured into heaven whereas those who remain will go through a living hell as the anti Christ plants computer chips in their hands and foreheads and reigns supreme as God on the earth over his subjects.

After seven years or so of this Jesus appears in the sky in a big blaze of fire and light and zaps the anti Christ and all who have not turned to Jesus. There is a difference of opinion as to what happens after this but many believers think that the righteous dead will rise and live with Jesus on the earth for as thousand years. During this time Jesus will boss everyone around with a will and power so supreme that none would dare challenge him thus forcing peace upon the earth.

Reality Check:

The religious ones are as deceived about the coming of Christ in this age as they were in the last one.

One of the reasons that the first coming of Christ did not register in public consciousness until about 300 years after his birth is that it was also thought back then that the Messiah was going to come in a blaze of glory and destroy his enemies, while exalting mediocre believers to thrones of glory.

Their attention was toward the skies, but the Lord was born in a cave/manger at the stroke of midnight. His humble coming was overlooked by all but a small handful who knew he would come among them as a mortal human.

As his coming was last time, so shall it be again. He will either come directly in a body of his own or by divine possession. Either way he will walk among us as a “regular guy” just as he did last time.

The scriptures will be fulfilled, but when all is said and done it will be seen that few there were who read them correctly through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Many New Agers are also deceived in that they see the coming of Christ as a nebulous rise in consciousness among the people of earth. Many there are who do not believe that we need a great individual intelligence to manifest among us, but that the average seeker is doing just fine on his own and needs no master to inspire him. Everything is within and we need no outer Christ for all is inside.

Reality Check

The truth is that just as we need male as well as female, positive as well as negative, past as well a future to create a world, let alone a better world, even so do we need the outer as well, as the inner teachers.

Those who rely only on the inner at the exclusion of the outer or the outer at the exclusion of the inner will have no light for all light is created by duality. To enter the light we must look to both inner and outer teachers and give them both true recognition and attention when justified.

While it is true that we have an inner Christ there is also a Master who has the outer office of Christ and has manifested the qualities of the Christ within to perfection, which perfection is far in the future for average seekers. As seekers we need the example and teachings of those who have progressed further along the path than ourselves.

How long would it take for you to learn Algebra without a teacher or a textbook written by a teacher? It would take you a thousand times as long to figure it out and learn it all by yourself than with the help of one who knows.

Even so, it is silly to claim we need no one to help us to greater heights on a spiritual level. Find me one who has moved ahead one step by looking within only and I’ll show you a dozen who have moved many steps with the help of others who not only look within but have given a helping hand without.

He who takes upon himself the name of Jesus Christ will seek to lift his brother up to where he is.

Would the Christ approach his mission differently in either a male or female body?

Definitely yes.

While it is true that all of us clear up to the Christ have both male and female energies within us, all of us have a polarization in one or the other.

If you are in a male body you’ll generally have between 50-65% of your influencing energies be radiant, active, visible. If you are in a female body you’ll have from 50-65% of your influencing energies be magnetic, receptive and invisible. If you are a highly charged male or female you can still balance the energies within and use them both to your advantage.

Even so, Christ will tune into both energies within and use them both to his advantage. Just like us he will be charged more in one energy than the other and he will use the polarization to help complete his mission.

If he comes as a male he will seek to promote his teachings with male energy by seeking to take his message to the people. If he were to come as a female he would seek to create a magnetic center that would draw people to him.

It is true that he will use both energies, but the focus will always be on the one where the natural surplus of energy is.

In his appearance 2000 years ago he did use some magnetism (female energy) and drew people to him, but because he had a surplus of male energy he actively (male energy) traveled from town to town seeking to teach. Then instead of creating a school to draw people (female energy) he sent out (male energy) missionaries to convert.

Question: One of the main missions of Christ was to present the ideal of love before humanity (the highest female aspect).

Give us your definition of Love and what is the difference between spiritual, love and the love of the lower self.

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March 1, 2002

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Astrology and the Bible, Part 4

Astrology and the Bible, Part 4
The Magi and the Star

Perhaps the most stark, but positive, presentation of astrology in the Bible is the story of the wise men, or magi, who were guided by a star to find the Messiah. Let us examine the scripture on this:

Matt 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Matt 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Matt 2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matt 2:4-5 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is

written by the prophet,

Matt 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Matt 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

Matt 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

Matt 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

Matt 2:10-11 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matt 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

The word “wise men” is a euphemistic translation to water down the meaning of the Greek word MAGOS. A few translations more accurately render the word “magi,” but most still use the term “wise men” to avoid any connection with the occult or astrology.

This word is also translated as “sorcerer” in Acts 13:6-8. This particular magi was called a “false prophet” and if this was all the scripture we had where this word was used then all fundamentalists would indeed be proclaiming that all magi are evil, just as they proclaim that equivalent Hebrew terms are spawned from hell.

But that fact that there was an evil magi in Acts 13 does not mean that there cannot be a good magi. And indeed the Bible does teach that there is such a thing as good magi for it indeed speaks of the “wise men” (MAGOS) on positive terms. It tells us (1) they recognized the Messiah, (2) they brought him gifts and (3) God recognized their virtue by warning them of danger in a dream (Matt 2:12).

The question now arises as to who or what these magi were and why were they awaiting a messiah?

As stated earlier the term comes from the Greek MAGOS, which Strong’s defines as “a magician, or sorcerer.”

The Blue letter Bible states that it is the name given by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), Medes, Persians, and others, to the wise men, teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seers, interpreters of dreams, augers, soothsayers, sorcerers etc.

The New Catholic Encyclopedia says this about the magi:

“The Magi were specialists in interpreting the signs in the heavens. According to the dialogue “Alcibiades”, ascribed to Plato, the Persian Magi practiced a form of spiritual mysticism which was their religion. .

“The word ‘Magi’ is the plural form of the word ‘magus’ (from old Persian ‘magu’) which designates a member of an ancient Near Eastern priestly caste.

“Catholics celebrate the visit of the Magi with the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th). There is no mention of the number of the Magi who came to pay homage to Christ. The idea that the Magi were three in number may have grown from the number of gifts (gold, frankincense and myrrh) offered to the infant Christ.”

Other legends claim there were twelve magi in all and one of the special gifts they brought to the Christ was an ancient scroll written by Seth, the son of Adam. This scroll was said to contain prophesies of the Messiah and the signs which would appear at his birth.

This brings up an interesting question. Why would these supposed heathen magicians have an interest in the Jewish Messiah? And if they had ancient Jewish scrolls why would they have taken them seriously?

The answer to this is a startling one that you will never hear in Sunday School.

After Daniel saved the lives of the Astrologers of Babylon by interpreting the kings dream we read:

“Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and CHIEF OF THE GOVERNORS OVER ALL THE WISE MEN (magi/astrologers) OF BABYLON.” Daniel 2:48

So who became the chief magi/astrologer and lead teacher of all the astrologers in Babylon?

None other than Daniel; the prophet.

What do you suppose Daniel taught the Babylonian astrologers as their leader?

If he had the scrolls of Seth and other prophesies of the Messiah he would have indeed taught them about these. If he was aware of certain planetary configurations which would portend the birth of Christ he would have surely taught them about these.

And because Daniel saved their lives they undoubtedly would have listened to and respected his teachings.

The Syrian scholar Abu’l Faragius (1226-1286) tells us that when Zoroaster was in Babylon he became a pupil of Daniel and taught some of his astrological teachings when he founded his great religion in Persia.

It is indeed interesting to note that legend has it that there were twelve magi in the East who’s job it was to search the skies for signs of the Messiah and when one died another took his place until the looked for configuration appeared.

So what was this new star which appeared?

Actually between 7BC-1BC there were numerous “signs” in the heavens that a person of destiny was about to arrive. For one thing the age of Pisces was solidly over the threshold, yet no new Moses or Saviour of the new age of Pisces had yet arrived. In the minds of astrologers of the day the time of his coming could not be delayed much longer.

Here are some signs:

7 BC Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted in Pisces three times during a six month period. May 29, Oct 3 (The Jewish day of Atonement) and Dec 4. This even happens once every 900 years.

April 17th 6 BC The Moon eclipsed Jupiter in the Constellation of Aries. It went retrograde Aug 23 and Dec 19.

Feb 6, 6 BC A Triple Planetary Conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in Pisces. This only occurs once every 900 years.

The Chinese reported a super nova in March and April of 5 BC

Ancient Korean and Chinese texts both agree that a comet appeared around March of 5 BC and was visible for 70 days.

Feb 20, 5 BC The moon passed close to Jupiter while Saturn and Mars were conjuncting. All this was in Pisces.

Thus we see that astrologers watching for signs during this time period had plenty of anomalies to behold that seemed to portend a great event on the horizon. Surely the people of that time were living in a period of great expectation.

Does the scripture give us any additional clues about the event? Let us take a closer look:

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men (magi/astrologers) from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matt 2:1-2

Here we learn that these particular magi were definitely astrologers for they were followers of the stars.

A phrase of interest here is “we have seen his star in the east.” “In the east,” here comes from EN TE ANATOLE. When the singular “anatole” is used it’s meaning is more than a literal “east” but in reference to a star takes on special astrological implications. The literal translation would be close to “star at the rising” or “Morning Star.”

It is interesting that “at the rising” is a definite astrological term and would indicate the last star visible on the ascendant. The last star or planet visible in the morning was also called the “Morning Star.”

Notice that the magi call the star “his star.” Why would they call the Morning star “his (Christ’s) star?”

The answer is quite simple. Jesus said:

“I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Rev 22:16

It is also interesting that Luke identifies Jesus using the word ANATOLE:

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring (ANATOLE – rising or morning star) from on high (from HUPSOS – heavenly place) hath visited us.” Luke 1:78

The morning star is “his star” because he is the “morning star” for us. He is the light that guides us to the heart of the Sun. Apparently the magi knew this even before the birth of Christ.

Whereas Venus usually takes the title of “the morning star,” Jupiter is also called this at times because it is sometimes a the brightest (and last) object visible in the morning sky.

Therefore when the magi spoke of “his star” they were either referring to Venus or Jupiter, or even possibly both of them in conjunction with each other or other planets. Venus and Jupiter conjuncted August 12, 3 BC, June of 2 BC and August 21, 1 BC. Because of their brightness a conjunction would have produced a super star that may have even been visible after the sun came up.

Some scholars say this was not the star of Bethlehem because it is out of sink with the death of Herod who is said to have died in early 4 BC. However, there is some dispute on this because the source of this may have been based on misinformation supplied by his sons and a possible transcribing error by Josephus. Nevertheless, mainstream historians and coin experts stick with 4 BC as his death date

If Herod did die in early 4 BC this means the great sign had to first appear 6 BC or earlier for the scripture tells us that “he had diligently enquired of the wise men” to discover “what time the star appeared.” Afterwards in an attempt to kill the messiah he had all children under the age of two years killed. This would indicate that the sign appeared as far back as two years before the visit of the magi which would have been 6 BC or earlier.

The most spectacular sign in the heavens involving a “morning star in this time period was the triple planetary conjunction on Feb 6, 6 BC of Jupiter (a morning star), Saturn and Mars in Pisces. This only occurs once every 900 years.

Another lesser known celestial event is supported by a book called The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi by Michael R. Molnar. Molner contends that even though the age of Pisces was on the horizon the constellation of Aries was of supreme importance for the Jews. He writes:

“In the spring of 1990 I purchased a lovely bronze coin from ancient Antioch which portrayed the zodiacal sign, Aries the Ram looking back at an overhead star. I bought the coin for $50. But the coin turned out to be priceless because I found that this was the sign of the zodiac that represented King Herod’s kingdom. The so-called “bible of astrology” the Tetrabiblos of Claudius Ptolemy explained that Aries the Ram controlled the people of “Judea, Idumea, Samaria, Palestine, and Coele Syria” – lands ruled by King Herod. I think the coin was issued by the Romans of Antioch to commemorate their takeover of Judea in AD 6.”

He further writes about a significant astrological event around the morning star of Jupiter:

“The second occultation (eclipse) on April 17 coincided precisely when Jupiter was “in the east,” a condition mentioned twice in the biblical account about the Star of Bethlehem. In August of that year Jupiter became stationary and then “went before” through Aries where it became stationary again on December 19, 6 BC. This is when the regal planet “stood over.” – a secondary royal portent also described in the Bible. In particular, there is confirmation from a Roman astrologer that the conditions of April 17, 6 BC were believed to herald the birth of a divine, immortal, and omnipotent person born under the sign of the Jews, which we now know was Aries the Ram. Furthermore, the coins of Antioch and ancient astrological documents show that there was indeed a Star of Bethlehem as reported in the biblical account of Matthew.” Quotes from the author’s web page now inactive.

Molner mentions Jupiter standing over the young Jesus. He is referring to this scripture:

“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.” Matt 2:9

From this believers conjure up the idea that some magical light from the heavens shined some type of laser beam before the magi until they arrived at Jesus’ address.

This fanciful thinking dissipates when one sees the astrological meaning in the verse.

“Went before” comes from PROAGO which means to “lead forth” or “to go before.”

“Stood over” comes from the Greek HISTEMI EPANO which is more accurately translated as “stopped above.”

Any amateur astrologer knows that when a planet stops in the above sky it is in transition period to go retrograde. It is seen to be standing still in the heavens, or “stationary direct.”

Of course, the planets do not really stand still but because the orbits of each of the planets differ in length and distance an illusion is created from the vantage point of the earth and during the stationery direct period a visible planet will not appear to move in the sky.

This tells us that during the visit of the magi to Bethlehem that either Venus or Jupiter went retrograde and stood still in the heavens for a time. The planet apparently went stationary direct at the same time they entered Bethlehem and the Magi took this as a sign from God that they had found the place of destiny.

Even though books could be (and have been) written on astrology and the Bible I will limit myself to one more – the four beasts of Revelation:

“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

“And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Rev 4:6-8

The most obvious thing of interest here is that these four beasts are symbols of the fixed cross of the zodiac. The first beast was the lion, the symbol of Leo, the second a calf for Taurus, the third a man, a symbol of Aquarius and the fourth a flying eagle, one of the symbols of Scorpio.

Each sign of the zodiac is in one of the three crosses, the mutable, the fixed and the cardinal. The fact that all four of these signs are in one cross shows that the astrological connection is no coincidence, but an important message is embedded therein through symbolism.

The meaning of the fixed cross fixed intent, persistence, reliability and firmness – that which can be depended upon.

This gave the early saints three messages. (1) You can depend on God to stand by you and (2) he who endures to the end shall be saved. (3) a symbol of the cross whereon the Son of God was fixed between heaven and earth.

Each of the beasts has six wings. Isaiah calls these beasts Seraphim

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isa 6:1-3

Searaphim comes from the Hebrew SARAPH and means “burning or fiery ones.” This is translated as “fiery serpents” in Numbers 21:6 & 8 and as a “fiery flying serpent” in Isaiah 14:29

The fact that these four beasts are associated with serpents (a symbol of wisdom) tells us that there is much wisdom to be gained through an understanding of the fours signs of the fixed cross. The fact that they are fiery before the throne of God is a sign that enlightenment can come through the contemplation of God’s handiwork in the heavens.

The six wings are a symbol of the six worlds of creation with the seventh being the throne of God. Four wings cover the fiery light and only two are in use which tells us that average humanity cannot see (wings covering the face) or work (wings covering the feet) in the higher worlds. They are limited to two worlds – the physical and emotional. When the “mark of the beast” is removed two more wings shall be free and cause the seeker to gain greater power of flight to the world of the mind and intuition or higher love.

The four beasts were “full of eyes before and behind.” “Before” is a symbol of a vision of the future and “behind” a symbol of the past. The beasts speak of that “which was, and is, and is to come.”

This tells us that when we uncover the secrets of the throne of God (the stars of heaven) that we can decode the secrets of the past, present and future. This is the destiny of the science of astrology which is yet in its infancy as far as the general understanding of humanity is concerned.

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Feb 16, 2002

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Astrology and the Bible. Part 3

Astrology and the Bible. Part 3
Signs of Pisces and Aquarius in the New Testament

Just as the symbols of astrology abound in the Old Testament, even so do they fecundate the New.

Perhaps the most obvious astrological symbol is on display by the born-again anti astrology Christians driving about in their cars. Who has not seen the symbol of the fish on the bumpers of devotees?

Many of these Christians would be surprised if they discovered that this symbol originated as a sign among early Christians that represented Jesus as the Messiah who was ushering in the age of Pisces.

The fish (or fishes) was indeed the secret sign for the early Christians. A commonly-used icon in the early Christian churches is the “Vesica Piscis” (Latin for “mouth of the fish”) – that shape which also resembles a human eye or a fish without a tail. You can see it in the shape of stained glass windows in many churches and cathedrals.

Fred Gettings who did an exhaustive study of Christianity and astrology wrote in his book, The Secret Zodicac “The true books of the esoteric astrology of the mediaeval era are not to be found in manuscripts, but in stone and marble of the mediaeval cathedrals and churches.”

Many of these ancient Christian monuments have astrological symbols in them with emphasis on Pisces represented by the sign of the fish.

It is also of great interest that Jesus himself was associated with the fish. The phrase “Jesus Christ, Son of God and Saviour” in the Greek reads Iesous CHristos THeou Uios Soter. The capital letters from this phrase spells ICHTHUS which is the Greek word for “fish.” Because of persecution a Christian would secretly communicate his belief in Christ with another Christian by merely drawing or making the sign of the fish.

The constellation Pisces is formed by a set of dim and scattered stars that trace the images of two widely separated fish joined by a knotted cord. One fish, swimming upward, faces east toward Aries, while the other fish swims westward toward Aquarius along the plane of the ecliptic. The directions of motion of the two fish form a cross, the symbol of the Christian religion-the upright line of the cross representing spirit and the horizontal line signifying matter.

Thus the evolution Christian tradition from making the sign of the fish to the sign of the cross was merely a simplification of the sign of the fish in Pisces.

Around 800 AD the Church of Rome began to distance itself from astrology and to drop the connection of the Christian church, or Jesus, with Pisces, or even the fish, and only kept the sign of the cross. Even though this sign still had a connection with Pisces, and there were short revivals of interest, few realized the connection after this time period. It is only of recent date that Christians have revived the sign of Pisces and proudly (but unknowingly) wear it on their bumpers.

Notice that almost all of the fish symbols used by Christians today face to the left, a symbol of the past on to which they are holding instead of advancing on to the consciousness of Aquarius.

Just as Moses said the stars were given for signs, even so did Jesus acknowledge that the stars would indeed bear signs:

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” Luke 21:25

“Stars” is usually translated from the Greek ASTER, but in this case it comes from ASTRON which is more correctly translated as “constellations.” This could imply the standard constellations as we know them, in particular the twelve constellations making the twelve signs of the zodiac, or it could refer to certain alignments of planets and stars which have been seen as signs from ancient times. For instance a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn with another planet in the constellation of Pisces was seen as an important sign in the days of Jesus.

What constellation do we look to today for signs of the coming of the son of Man? As we leave Pisces and enter the age of Aquarius then it is only logical that this sign of the zodiac has many portends for us.

This is verified again by Jesus:

“And then (as the coming of Christ draws near) shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matt 24:30

In past writings I have given one interpretation of this scripture, but, as I have said, scripture has at least three levels of meaning which are correct. Let us now look at the astrological level.

Before Christ comes there will “appear the sign of the Son of man (literally mankind) in heaven.”

The word “heaven comes from the Greek OURANOS. What is significant about this? This is the word that the planet Uranus is derived from. What is significant about Uranus? It is very significant because it rules the sign of Aquarius which we are now entering.

Note that the scripture reads literally in the Greek as the Sign of the Son of Mankind. Aquarius is the sign most representative of mankind as a whole.

The importance of the coming sign of Aquarius was indicated at the last supper:

“And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

“And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. Luke 22:9-13

This mysterious man “bearing a pitcher of water” led the disciples to the “last supper.” It is not a coincidence that the main symbol of Aquarius is a man bearing a pitcher of water. This symbol indicates the servant of God who pours forth the waters of life to humankind, thirsty for the words of life.

The fact that the Aquarian symbol shows up at the last supper of the Christ in Pisces is a symbol of the work of Christ in the coming age – that in the Age of Aquarius the service of Christ and his servants will have its true fulfillment.

Now, let us examine the meaning of the scripture in Matthew 24.

“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (the servant giving the waters of life) in heaven (Aquarius): and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn…”

Did the peoples of the earth mourn as Aquarius began to rise on the horizon?

Indeed they did. As Pisces was passing into Aquarius we had the manifestation of World Wars I and II. We are not yet fully into Aquarius for the transition period between the ages lasts from 100-200 years so we still have a point of tension or two to come. If the Lights of the earth do their part, however, the worst will be over.

The fact is that the time between the ages is always highlighted by a point of tension. For instance, the transition from Taurus (the worship of the bull) to Aries (the sacrifice of the ram) was highlighted by the conflict between Moses and Pharaoh as the Israelites escaped Egypt.

The greatest point of tension in this age was the conflict between Nazi Germany (strong authority – Pisces) and the Allied nations (freedom of the human spirit – Aquarius). It is of interest that World War II was very close to the midway point between Pisces and Aquarius. This battle just resurfaced on a lesser scale with the conflict between terrorists who seek rule by the strong authority of the Piscean energy and the free world following after Aquarian energy. In coming conflicts with peoples seeking the establishment of strong authority the changing energies are mounting against them and the old ways are doomed to failure. Only those movements which increase the freedom of the human spirit are in alignment with the coming age.

The founders of the United States Constitution realized this when on June 20, 1782 they approved the Great Seal of the United States bearing the Latin words: NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM which means “a new order of the ages.”

These men inwardly realized that a new age was on the horizon, but little did they understand that they were manifesting one of the signs of the Son of Man in Aquarius.

The last part of the verse reads:

“…and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

What does this have to do with the age of Aquarius?

Very much. Aquarius is an air sign and all astrologers attribute the development of air and space travel as a sign the this age is coming into manifestation.

One of the messages Jesus was giving out here was this: As we enter into the sign of Aquarius, before his return to us, we would see sons of men traveling in the air with the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Those who pioneered such Aquarian achievements did indeed achieve power and glory. Such people were the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon – the greatest Aquarian achievement in and above the air so far.

“And I will shew wonders in heaven above (air and space flight), and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. (World Wars I & II and conflicts yet to come) “ Acts 2:19

Indeed, there have been many signs in the heavens and earth, and all the while Christians have been looking for signs yet future.

The words of Jesus are yet true today:

“He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” Matt 16:3

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Feb 12, 2002

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Astrology – The Science of Relationships

Astrology – The Science of Relationships

Question: What is the validity of numerology on names that are spelled with the letters of a foreign language (English is the foreign language in the case of DK).

The numerology of Djwhal Khul’s English name (see previous post) would have meaning as he relates to the readers of his books. He would use a different set of numbers for his name as it would be used in his native language. Any time you change your name a new set of numbers is produced and different vibration set up. This happens to females when they marry and take their husband’s name. Even though some modern females rebel at this idea, the practice has a good foundation in that a couple with the same last name will tend to have an advantage in harmonizing with each other with their numerology. Technically it would not matter much who switched names.

Children who assume the last name of an adoptive parent will naturally feel closer to them because of the harmonious vibration.

Now the reader lives in Israel and speaks Hebrew as well as English. Using his name in Hebrew would produce a different set of numbers and create a different influence than we sense from him here where he spells his name in English.

Many famous people who have a strange spelling to their name changed the spelling of their birth name on advice from a numerologist so the vibration would be more favorable to their career. For instance, you might see a spelling of Dyan rather than Diane or Rahn rather than Ron. Odd spellings like this, especially by celebrities, often are the result of advice by a numerologist.

Question: “Many scientists give the following as a reason they do not accept astrology:

“The gravitational influence of Mars or the other planets on the earth or a person on it is just about zero, so the idea that Mars could influence a person on earth is preposterous.”

“Where is the flaw in this argument?”

It always irritates me when I see a scientist interviewed and he states that astrology could not be correct because of the weak gravitational influence of the planets on any one individual.

This is a silly illogical argument coming from one who makes his living dealing with logic and I never see anyone calling scientists on this distorted argument, even when an astrologer is being interviewed at the same time.

A reader gave a good analogy when he stated that I (living in Idaho) can have a great influence on him (living in Texas), even though the gravity or warmth of my body is not even detectable by him.

Even so it is with the planetary bodies. They are living entities and the true science of astrology is built around the science of relationships. The principle is this. One living being in relationship with another living being will influence that entity.

The relationships we have with each other and the influence we wield is a display in miniature of the influences of the planets and other heavenly bodies. You may have a friend living 1000 miles away whose physical body has no effect on you, but as a living entity has a significant one.

Next objection: “God commands that we are to worship Him, not the stars.”

I do not know where religious zealots get the idea that astrologers worship the stars. The worship of heavenly bodies is not mentioned in any astrological manual I have read.

Such an accusation is just another deceptive attempt to portray that which is harmless as being an evil of some kind.

An astrologer does not worship Mars for having an influence on him any more than he worships his next door neighbor for doing the same.

Some also accuse believers in astrology as detaching themselves from the will of God, thinking they are controlled by the planets. This is not the teaching of this ancient art. Astrological configurations create influence, not control. Again it is like your next door neighbor or your friends. They influence you, but unless you have given up independent thought they do not control you.

A final objection of religious fundamentalists is that astrologers look to the stars for guidance rather than God.

To these people I ask – how does one look to God for guidance?

None of us have such a direct pipeline to God that we are told what to do at any given moment. In fact most who do feel they are getting guidance from God feel they are getting it from the scriptures. What are the scriptures? They are signs put into letters and words that give us guidance.

And what are the heavens? They are the “work of his fingers” (Psalms 8:3). In other words, the heavens are also the handwriting of God, but on a different level.

How many of these critics get advice from their friends, their family, stock broker, real estate agent, books, television etc.? None of these sources of advice is any direct link with God. To seek advice from the language of the stars is no more of a departure from the will of God than is to seek advice from a marriage counselor.

To seek to understand the knowledge that God has placed in a cell or DNA is not looked on as forsaking God. Even so using the stellar orbs to “let them be for signs” Gen 1:14) is actually in harmony with the scriptures.

Copyright By J J Dewey

Feb 12, 2002

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