Behemoth and Leviathan
Please discover the countenance of the two great creatures, Behemoth and Leviathan: Job 40:15-24, and Job, chapter 41. As the Mystery of God was unfolding and the Nation (not the American nation, but the Higher, Universal Israel which is sojourning among the nations of the world), was returning to the West in the company of the children of Darkness, to what was called "the New World," but which was, in fact, a rediscovery of very old world, there was a mapmaker busy at his craft whose name was Gerardus Mercator. The method he developed for transferring what was known about the world at that time onto a navigational chart was called a Mercator Projection. It is a flattened rendition upon which we find all the northern quarters of the globe disproportionately stretched out, so as to gain the effect of having all the longitudinal and latitudinal lines perpendicular to each other. What was divinely and perfectly timed about it was the fact that Mercator was duplicating in the mechanics of his map--even without knowing it--the ancient words of Job which said: He stretcheth out the North over an empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing... (Job 26:7). When we look at the continent of North America with its northern regions stretched out we can...
"BEHOLD BEHEMOTH"... (Job 40:15-24).
Then see how the Creator shaped the continent of Eurasia: It is a Great Dragon. Europe is the head of this Leviathan, whose "mouth" is wide open toward the Mediterranean Sea (Job 41:12-14; 1 Corinthians 16:9). Italy is the immense tongue protruding from the mouth of this Dragon. Asia-minor and Scandanavia are its Left and Right limbs. All of Asia is its body, and the Orient is its tail.
Job 41; Psalm 74:12-14; Isaiah 27 to 29...(KJV).
And it shall come to pass when all is accomplished that was to come to pass in those parts…THAT MESSIAH SHALL BEGIN TO BE REVEALED.
AND BEHEMOTH SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HIS PLACE, AND LEVIATHAN SHALL ASCEND FROM THE SEA.
These two great monsters which I have created on the fifth day of creation, and shall have (been) kept until that time; and they shall be food for all that is left... (2 Baruch 29).
__________Then thou didst preserve TWO LIVING CREATURES, BEHEMOTH AND LEVIATHAN, and Thou didst separate the one from the other, for the Seventh part (at the end of days) where the waters were gathered together (see Revelation 17:15) was unable to hold them both.Thou didst give Behemoth one of the parts which had been dried up on the third day to dwell in, that namely where there are a Thousand Hills (see Psalm 50:10). But unto Leviathan thou gave the Seventh Part, namely the moist, and Thou hast reserved them to be devoured by whom Thou wilt and when... (4 Ezra VI.49-52; 2 Esdras 6:49-52), (KJV).
By His Spirit he hath garnished the heavens, HIS HAND HATH FORMED THE CROOKED SERPENT.Lo, these are the parts of his ways, but how little portion is heard of him? But the Thunder (Thor) of His Power who can understand?... (Job 26:13,14).
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told (or shown) you... (Habakkuk 1:5; Acts 13:40,41).
"The teacher recites, or rather sings, as he interprets 'Akdomos'. King David descended from Ruth and Boaz, and from David's seed it is believed will come the messiah. In 'Akdomos' is presented vividly a picture of the day when the Messiah will have arrived (leading to a) time of eternal bliss on earth.
The students see golden thrones, approached by Seven stairs (or Seven levels of higher consciousness); seated on the thrones are the saints, gleaming and shining like the stars of heaven. (See Daniel 12:3)…There is no end to the joy and the happiness of the saints. They dance in Paradise arm in arm with God Him and Herself. He entertains them (first) with a mammoth spectacle--THE COMBAT BETWEEN THE LEVIATHAN AND THE BEHEMOTH. (These wars are underway at this very present time).
So enthusiastic does the teacher become at this point that his imagination expands and grows, and he paints a picture of the two fantastic creatures that is so clear one would think that he has seen them himself.Behemoth, he says, eats in one day the pasturage on a Thousand hills; and when he is thirsty, all the water that flows from the Jordan into the Sea makes one gulp for him. The Leviathan, is more Terrible. He encircles the Sea that surrounds the world, lying coiled up with his tail in his mouth. Should he, for one moment, release his tail, then the doom of the world would come." From a Book of Jewish Legends.
"As man was generated in the womb from a 'serpent' and an 'egg,' so was the universe; but the serpent of the universe was the Great Power, the Mighty Whirlwind, the Vast Vortex, and the egg was the All-Envelope of the world-system, the primordial 'fire-mist.' The serpent was the glyph of Divine Will, the Divine Reason, the Mind of Deity, the Logos. The egg was the Thought, the Conception, the Mother of All. (Please see Galatians 4:21-26). The germinal universe was figured as a circle with a serpent lying diagonally across its field, or twined a certain number of times around it. This serpentine force fashioned the universe, and fashioned man. It created him; and yet he in turn could use it for creation, if he would only cease from generation (Not in the physical sense, but in the dark-spiritual sense). The Caduceus, or Rod of Mercury, and the Thyrsus in the Greek Mysteries, which conducted the soul from life to death, and from death to life, figured forth THE SERPENTINE POWER IN MAN, and the path whereby it would carry man aloft to the height, IF HE WOULD BUT CAUSE THE 'WATERS OF THE JORDAN' TO FLOW UPWARDS.
The myth was common to a number of schools, but Hippolytus ascribes it to an otherwise unknown school called the Peratae, supposed to mean Transcendentalists, or those who by means of the Gnosis had 'passed beyond' or 'crossed over.' Thus they explained the Exodus-myth…EGYPT IS THE BODY; all those who identify themselves with the body (the lower, material world) are the ignorant, the Egyptians. To come forth out of Egypt is to leave the body (In the figurative as well as spiritual sense), and to pass through the Red Sea is to cross over the ocean of generation, the animal and sensual nature, which is hidden within the blood. Yet even then they are not safe; crossing the Red Sea they enter the Desert, the intermediate state of the doubting lower mind. There they are attacked by the 'gods of destruction,' which Moses called the 'serpents of the desert,' which plague those who seek to escape from the 'gods of generation.' To them, Moses, the teacher, shows the true serpent crucified on the cross of matter, and by its means they escape from the Desert and enter THE PROMISED LAND, THE REALM OF THE SPIRITUAL MIND, where there is the Heavenly Jordan, the World-soul. When the waters of Jordan flow downwards, then is the generation of men; but when they flow upwards, then is the generation of the gods. Jesus (Joshua) was one who caused the Waters of Jordan to flow upwards…" Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, from the writings of the Gnostic Ophites, by G. R. S. Mead.
THE GOING FORTH
"Bryant and Farber both derive the name of 'Europe' from 'Aur-ab,' the solar serpent…The first inhabitants of Europe are said (in legend) to have been the offspring of a woman partly of human and partly of dracontic figure, a tradition which alludes to their Ophite origins. Of the countries of Europe, Greece was first colonized by Ophites (Adepts in the mysteries of the Great World Serpent), but at separate times, both from Egypt and Phoenicia; and it is a question of some doubt…whether the leader of the first colony, the celebrated Cadmus, was a Phoenician or an Egyptian. Bochart has shown that Cadmus was the leader of the Canaanites who fled before the arms of the victorious Joshua…"The Rites and Mysteries Connected With the Origin, Rise, and Development of Serpent Worship in Various Parts of the World.
__________WAR IN THE BALKANS, CADMUS AND THE DRAGON'S TEETH…"Cadmus was instructed to sow a bag of dragon's teeth in the earth behind him as he went…Helmets with their nodding plumes came up, and next the breasts and limbs of men with weapons, and in time a harvest of armed warriors. Cadmus, alarmed, prepared to encounter a new enemy, but one of them said to him, 'Meddle not with our civil war.' With that he who had spoken smote one of his earth-born brothers with a sword, and he himself fell pierced with an arrow from another, the latter fell victim to a fourth, and in like manner the whole crowd dealt with each other till all fell slain with mutual wounds (except Five survivors). One of these cast away his weapons and said, 'Brothers, let us live in peace.'..." Bullfinches Mythology.
Become not my children, as Sodom, which sinned against the Lord, and perished forever.
Ye shall be set at naught until the dispersion...Until the Most High shall visit the earth (in the sum of all natural and human events), coming Himself as men, eating and drinking;
AND BREAKING THE HEAD OF THE DRAGON IN THE WATER... (Testament of Asher 1:37-40)
In that day the Lord with His sore and great and strong Sword shall punish Leviathan, the Piercing Serpent; AND HE SHALL SLAY THE DRAGON THAT IS IN THE SEA... (Isaiah 27:1).
For God is a King of old, working salvation IN THE MIDST OF THE EARTH.
Thou didst divide the Sea by Thy Strength, THOU BREAKEST THE HEADS OF DRAGONS IN THE WATERS.
THOU BREAKEST THE HEADS OF LEVIATHAN IN PIECES (see Revelation 12:3), and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness…(Psalm 74:12-14).
For, behold, the time will come, when the signs which I have foretold you come to pass;
THE CITY WHICH IS NOT SEEN SHALL APPEAR, AND THE LAND WHICH IS NOW HIDDEN SHALL BE DISCLOSED. And everyone who has been delivered from the evils that are foretold shall see my wonders... (4 Ezra 7:26,27. Old Testament Pseudepigrapha).
Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the City where David dwelt! Add ye year to year (the history of ancient times next the history of our own times); let them kill sacrifices.
Yet I will distress Ariel (the Higher City), and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
And I will camp against thee round about, and I will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee...Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, and a storm and tempest, and the flames of a devouring fire.
And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her, shall be as a dream of a night vision…
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid... (Isaiah 29:1-14).
Ariel, the City Above.
The answer lies inside of those things that have been sealed up with Seven Seals all these centuries: the Mystery of the City Above, the Mother of Us All. (Galatians 4:24-26). Thus it lies in the realization that when the mind of Israel came up out of Egypt in those ancient times into the land of Promise (as it did again in the time of Christ), it was not into the land of Palestine that it came. It was, rather, from the land of Palestine that it went. (For the Promised land is not "land" at all, but a Promised State of Mind. In the highest, thus in the most perfect sense of the Mystery of God, the only "land" in this world that a child of Light is allowed to rule over with authority is their own being, their own individual bodies--the land and the empire of their very own soul). Thus, at the direction of Moses, after having established all of the necessary images in stone (which included both the literal precepts of the Torah as well as that lower city made of stone in Palestine), and then following the course of the Higher Sun, the higher pathway laid out for them in the Torah (Leviticus 23) (continued)…
The Solar Chariot of Divine Revelation...Ezekiel, chapter1; Malachi, chapter 4 (KJV).Let them that love God be as the Sun when He goeth forth in His might… (Judges 5:31).
__________The Mighty God has spoken and called the earth FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN UNTO THE GOING DOWN THEREOF, out of Zion the Perfection of Beauty God hath shined... (Psalm 50:12).
__________Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…For they sleep not, except they have done mischief…For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. BUT THE PATH OF THE JUST IS AS A SHINING LIGHT, THAT SHINETH MORE AND MORE UNTO A PERFECT DAY... (Proverbs 4:14-18).
The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity. THEN SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER, who hath ears to hear let him hear... (Matthew 13:41-43).
...the children of Israel entered into Europe under the collective name of DAN, as it is written: From Dan to Be'er Sheba (From Dan to the Seventh Well, or the Fulness of the Seventh time). All the writings of the Hebrew scribes and prophets from that time forward (indeed, from the time of Abraham itself--Genesis 15--and even before), as well as the records of the secular philosophers and historians, will reflect this reality, and in every hidden way the presence of Israel in both lands (in Europe as well as in those lands below the Hellespont as far as Palestine and Egypt). But even more: They will reflect the presence of the Hebrew mysteries in every other land, from Ethiopia to India, and from Mesopotamia as far as the Americas…see Psalm 19:1-6. It was in the center of Europe, however, near those regions surrounding the present-day city of Vienna that the cult-center (the Oracles) of David and Solomon were both established and hidden:
1 KINGS, CHAPTER 8 (KJV)
"The first mention of Jerusalem in the Bible is probably found in Genesis 14:18 where we are told that Abraham paid tithes to the King of Salem, Melchizedek. (Hebrews, chapters 5 to 7...KJV). Although we cannot know for certain that this is a reference to Jerusalem, it seems likely because Abraham was in that geographical area, and the city's name, Salem, is the root word of the city's later name, Jerusalem.
Later, we are told that Abraham went to Mt. Moriah, just north of ancient Jerusalem, to offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice (Genesis 22:2). That mountain was later incorporated into the city of Jerusalem during the time of Solomon, becoming the Temple Mount. The first mention of the city by the name of Jerusalem is found in Joshua 10:1 where we are told that the city's king, Adonai-zedek, led a coalition of kings against Joshua and was defeated in the famous battle in the Valley of Ayalon when the sun stood still.
But the Jebusites must have reclaimed it because it is later referred to in Judges 19: 10 as the city of Jebus. And it was still in Jebusite hands two centuries later when David conquered it and made it the capital of the Jewish nation. The story of the city's capture by David and his forces is recorded in 2 Samuel 5 and 1 Chronicles 11. According to these passages, David decided to move his headquarters northward to a more central location. The city he selected was Jebus, which was also known as "the stronghold of Zion" (2 Samuel 5:7). After he conquered it, the name was changed to Jerusalem, but it was often referred to as "the city of David" (2 Samuel 5:9).
"To write concerning the antiquity of the Jews, who they were originally, and how they revolted against the Egyptians, and what country they travelled over, and what countries they seized upon afterward, and how they were removed out of them, I think this not a fit opportunity, and on other accounts, also superfluous; and this because many Jews before me have composed the history of our ancestors very exactly, as have some of the Greeks done it also, and have translated our histories into their own tongue, and have not much mistaken the truth with their histories. (Even if they did not know they were doing it). But then where the writers of these affairs, and our own prophets leave off, thence I will take my rise, and begin my history…" Preface to the Wars of the Jews.
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, LET US GO UP AT ONCE AND POSSESS IT, for we are well able to overcome it.
But the men that went up with him said, we are not able to up against this people, for they are stronger than we.
And they brought an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, the land which we have gone to search it, IT IS A LAND THAT EATETH UP THE INHABITANTS THEREOF; and all the people we saw in it are men of great stature.And we saw the Giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the Giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight... (Numbers 13:30-33; Daniel 2:43,44).
__________"Rabba said in the name of R. Yochanan, 'Jerusalem of this world is not like Jerusalem of the World-to-come. Jerusalem of this world--anybody who wants to go up to visit her can do so; but to Jerusalem of the World-to-come only those who are invited to come can go up.'…" B. Bab. Bath. 75b.
__________"How beautiful upon the mountains are the Feet of the messenger of good things. (Isaiah 52:7). This teaches you that in the future the Holy One, blessed be He, will cause built up Jerusalem to descend from heaven and will set Her upon the tops of Four mountains (Or upon One Mountain in the midst of the Four directions of the oracle)…And she will stand on the tops of the mountains and give good tidings to Israel about the end, about redemption..." Pes. DiR. Kahana, p.466.
__________"HEAVEN…The Hebrew term for heaven, 'Shamayim,' was explained as a combination of sham and mayim (the place where there is water), or esh and mayim (fire and water), and from these two elements the celestial region was made." (Chag.12a).
"The Bible has Seven different designations for heaven; therefore there must be Seven heavens. There are Seven heavens , named respectively 'Vilon', 'Rakia', 'Sheckakim', 'Zebul', 'Maon', 'Machon', and 'Araboth'. 'Vilon' performs no other function than that it retires in the morning and issues forth in the evening, and renews the work of Creation daily, as it is said, 'That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in...' (Isaiah 40:22). 'Rakia' is that in which the sun, moon, stars, and planets are fixed…'ZEBUL' IS THAT WHERE THE CELESTIAL JERUSALEM IS AND THE TEMPLE IN WHICH THE (GREAT) ALTAR IS ERECTED…and the Great Prince stands and offers a Sacrifice upon it. (Ezekiel, chapters 5 to 9)…Whence do we know that it is called heaven? Because it is written, 'Look down from Thy holy habitation (Maon) from heaven.' (Deuteronomy 26:15)..." Everyman's Talmud, p.30.
"The Jews who extolled the hill of Zion took note of Isaiah's prophecy that it would rise above all others and become earth's highest point. Cryptically, however, some rabbis claimed that it already had that distinction. On the face of it the claim was absurd. Zion is no Everest. It has been argued that they pictured the land mass as convex, a dome rather than a disk. They may have pictured it so, but the explanation does not convince. Seen from Jerusalem, the nearby Mount of Olives is visible higher.A subtler notion was present here, whether or not the rabbis knew what it was--one of a number of strange things that were nearly edited out of the scripture, but not quite. JERUSALEM'S ZION WITH THE TEMPLE ON IT WAS THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD, BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER VASTER MOUNTAIN OF GOD, and the two were mystically identified, as Enlil's temple in Nippur was identified with his Mountain of Heaven and Earth. Zion, let us say, bilocated. In the Bible, orthodox views have prevailed and the emphasis is nearly always on Jerusalem (That City below in Palestine). But traces of the other Mountain remain…Confronted with the words 'far north' (Psalm 48:1,2), translators have tried various expedients to explain it away. BUT THIS NORTHERN ZION CANNOT BE EXORCIZED..." Dawn Behind the Dawn, A Search for the Earthly Paradise, by Geoffrey Ashe, p.135.
"At Nippur creation was probably assigned to the earth-goddess, but a contribution to the cosmological pattern from Nippurian cosmology is not clear. Whether there would be a connection between the doctrine of the Naval of the Earth at Nippur and the doctrine of creation I do not venture to say…
But if so, the point of the narrative is not that Ur or Harran or Babylon is the Gate of Heaven BUT THAT THE GATE OF HEAVEN IS FOUND IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL…As in the case of the Babylonian temples, we consider the relations of Jerusalem with heaven, with the underworld, and with the earth. In the hierocentric pattern of Jerusalem the temple is, firstly, the summit of the earth. Already in the canonical prophecies begins the idealization of the temple-mountain, which is destined to be exalted above all other mountains to the highest point in the land. We will not delay on the well-known passages in Isaiah, Micah, Ezekiel, Zecharaiah. In the Johannine apocalypse the New Jerusalem out of heaven is a mountain, 1,500 miles in height as well as in other dimensions--EITHER A CUBE…OR OF A PYRAMIDAL FORM, like that of a ziggurrat…In these documents, and the rabbinical traditions which develop the same eschatological theme, THE EXALTATION OF JERUSALEM IS IN THE MYSTERIOUS FUTURE. More surprising, perhaps, are the texts which contain the idea that Jerusalem is in some way the summit of the earth in the present. The culminating point, according to a midrash, is the Sacred Rock (1 Corinthians 10:1-11), which is assimilated to the Stone of Bethel, or the Gate of Heaven; or is it the altar, which Ezekiel had perhaps called the Mountain of God…?Statements of this kind provoke a question. How was such a notion possible, with the evidence of the senses to the contrary? It must have been obvious to all that there was a higher land than that of Jerusalem…" The Labyrinth, Further Studies in the Relation Between Myth and Ritual in the Ancient World, by S. A. Hooke.
"JERUSALEM…The name of the city occurs in the earliest history of the city. It is already mentioned in the Egyptian Execration Texts of the nineteenth-eighteenth centuries B.C. in a form probably to be read 'Rushalimum'. In the el-Amarna letters, of the fourteenth century BC it appears as 'Urusalim', and in the Sennacherib inscriptions (seventh century BC), as 'Uruslimmu'. (Homer will call it 'Hierosolyma,' and asign it a significance and a place far removed from Palestine). The early Hebrew pronunciation was undoubtedly 'Yerushalem', as is evidenced by the spelling in various inscriptions and by its form in the Septuagint. As for the meaning of the name, we can assume that it is a compound of the West Semitic elements 'yrw' and 'slm', probably to be interpreted as 'Foundation of (the god) Shalem' (II Chronicles 20:16 and Job 38:1-7). Shalem is known from a Ugaritic mythological text as one of the two 'beautiful and gracious gods,' Shahar and Shalim ('DAWN and TWILIGHT.'), (MORNING and EVENING). Salem, (Peace), the shortened form of the name occurring in Genesis 14:18 and Psalm 76:2, as well as in later sources, also seems to be quite early…" Studies in Antiquities.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet (see Dan.9:26,27), stand in the holy place (WHOSO READETH, LET HIM UNDERSTAND):
Then let them which be in Judaea (among the Jews in Central Europe) flee into the mountains (the nations):Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days.
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor shall ever be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened... (Matthew 24:15-22).
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled... (Luke 21:20-28; Ezekiel, chapters 5 to 9...KJV).
It was also found in the records, that Jeremy the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take the fire (the Wisdom), as it has been signified:
And how that the prophet, having given them the law, charged them not to forget the commandment of the Lord, and that they should not err in their minds, when they see images of silver and gold (in Babylon)…
It was also contained in the same writing, that the prophet, being warned of God, commanded the tabernacle and the ark to go with him, as he went forth into the mountain where Moses climbed up and saw the heritage of God.
And when Jeremy came thither, he found an hollow cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door.
And some of them that followed him came to mark the way, but they could not find it. Which when Jeremy perceived he blamed them, saying, AS FOR THAT PLACE, IT SHALL BE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE TIME THAT GOD GATHER HIS PEOPLE AGAIN TOGETHER, AND RECEIVE THEM UNTO MERCY.
THEN SHALL THE LORD SHEW THEM THESE THINGS, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHALL APPEAR, AND THE CLOUD ALSO, AS IT WAS SHEWED UNDER MOSES (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-11),
AND AS WHEN SOLOMON DESIRED THAT THE PLACE BE HONOURABLY SANCTIFIED. (Read the whole of 1 Kings, chapter 8).
We also hope that the God, that delivered all His people, and gave them all an heritage, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary, as He promised in the Law, will shortly have mercy upon us, and gather us together out of every land under heaven into the holy place; for He has delivered us out of great troubles, and hath purified the place...(2 Maccabees 2:1-18).
"They pay no heed to the real hidden meaning of things, but divert themselves instead with all kinds of iniquitous (error)…They do not know the hidden meaning of what is actually taking place, nor have they ever understood the lessons of the past. Consequently they (who make war in the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) have no knowledge of what is coming upon them and have done nothing to save their souls from the deeper implications of present events.
This, however, will symbolize things for you. What is going to happen is, as it were, that all iniquity is going to be shut up in the womb and prevented from coming to birth. (See Revelation 12; Isaiah 66:6-13). Wrong is going to depart before Right, as Darkness departs before Light. As smoke disappears and is no more, so will Wrong disappear forever. But Right will be revealed like the Sun. The world will rest on a sound Foundation. All who cling to (the old errors, and the old iniquities) will cease to exist. The world will be filled with knowledge and ignorance exist no more.The thing is certain to come. The prophecy is true, and by this you may know that it will not be revoked: Do not all peoples hate wrongdoing? Yet, is it not rampant among them all? Are not the praises of truth sung by all nations? Yet is there a single race or tribe (or nation or empire) that really adheres to it? What nation likes to be oppressed by a stronger power? Or who wants his property plundered unjustly? Yet, is there a single nation that has not oppressed its neighbor? Or where in the world will you find a people that has not plundered the property of another? (And where in the Western world will you not find the spirit of Cain, the Son of Darkness, presiding over the political affairs of the nations)?…The Dead Sea Scriptures, by Theodore Gaster, p.429.
...and this because a Cube has Six sides, just as Beauty is the Sixth sefira on the Tree of Life, and as the Light of Creation shall radiate from this place on earth into all Six cardinal directions of the created order.
The cube of the Mystery, 10 X 10 X 10, equals 1,000. This number is symbolic everywhere in scripture of the mind coming to spiritual perfection--of the mind capable of perceiving not only the Presence of God, and the Terrible Glory of God, emanating from the center of spiritual reality (from the center of human consciousness) in every visible direction, but the dimensions of this City descending out of the heavens, back onto the plain of historical events. (It is descending out of the East, where it was hidden all these centuries...Please see the chapter in the Addendum entitled Kalachakra Initiation and the Jerusalem Above).
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return ye children of men.
FOR A THOUSAND YEARS IN THY SIGHT ARE BUT AS YESTERDAY WHEN IT IS PAST, AND AS A WATCH IN THE NIGHT…
So teach us to number our days, that we apply our hearts to wisdom...(Psalm 90:1-4; 12).
The number 1,000 multiplied by the 12 tribes of Israel, multiplied by the 12 signs of the Heavenly Zodiak (all of which are employed in various and symbolic ways in the Hebrew story of initiation...of which the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 Apostles of Christ are a reflection), over whose course the Spiritual Nation has come to this end of the earth and this fulness of time, equals 144,000…
Twelve Tribes x Twelve Signs
The Lord God of your fathers make you a Thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as He hath promised you...(Deuteronomy 1:11).
144,000 is the figurative number of all the redeemed, out of every race and religious tradition on earth, who have transversed the times in this unfolding Mystery of Christ, and who have come out of great tribulation in the East, to America (see Exodus 19:10,11 and Revelation 7:13,14). It must be understood, however, that the children of Light and the children of Darkness have come across these times together. The spirits of Cain and Abel have returned together, to the roots, and to the beginning of the entire epic; and it is because of the presence of this spirit of Darkness in the earth that all these great judgements are being visited upon the world. (And, as we see, which are now being visited again in the Middle East against a Zionist state which has no legitimate spiritual concern in that land, and against America, which has come to the time of its great judgment as well...see Isaiah 30:25,26, and Revelation, chapter 18). And it is because of the spirit of Light in this land, that which is being born out of this great Darkness, that the mysteries of God were preserved.
The following page is from Arthur Waskow's Seasons of Our Joy:
"MAY IT BE YOUR WILL THAT NEXT YEAR I MERIT TO SIT IN THAT SUKKAH MADE FROM THE SKIN OF LEVIATHAN--NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM..." Amen.