Friday, December 1, 2017

PROPHECY IS IMPOSSIBLE - HERE'S WHY

PROPHECY IS IMPOSSIBLE - HERE'S WHY


Prophecy is Impossible - The Future Is Unpredictable


We Can't Predict the Future. Simply because we have not created it yet. Time, Life, unfolds every nanosecond at a time. It is merely a series of ongoing NOWS. All the ever existed, and all that will every exist, are here and now. Everything. Think about it ... where else would it be? Where else would it have gone?


New Year's is a time when people attempt to predict how they will behave in the coming months. Predicting the future is a near impossibility ... unless you base it on repeated thoughts, actions, and events. For example, "if you don's stop drinking, you will damage your liver."


Yet so often we berate ourselves and others for failing to do so. How could we have been so stupid not to have known? Why do we think we should know what will happen? Prediction is extraordinarily hard, even for psychologists in the business of prediction. Moreover, we may want to reconsider whether we would really want to be able to predict the future in the first place. What fun would that be? 


We think we should know what will happen mainly because of the confusion between prediction and hindsight. Knowing in advance that something will occur is very different from knowing that it did occur.


There are numerous ways any event or behavior can later be understood. Take, for example, an animated conversation we witness between two spouses. It could be flirtatious, excited - we don't know. Later, the couple gets divorced. Looking back, we link a causal chain of events to that conversation, concluding that it must have been a disagreement. We should have known they'd get divorced, or so we think.


Scientists have to state their predictions in advance, and they

have to be specific. It is easy to predict that someone will do something nice, for example, if we don't specify when they will do it or what nice means. When psychologists try to predict an outcome, they look at a group of data, not a single instance, to determine what will happen.


A professional basketball player would probably win if he and I each had 20 opportunities at foul shooting; I could win if we each only shot once. Odds could work in my favor. The more data we create, the more likely it is that our different levels of skill will be revealed. Although we wouldn't predict it, if I was hot that day and the other player was emotionally distracted, maybe I'd win even then.


People typically are concerned with their own small worlds, and not with what may unfold over time or what happens to "most people." Predicting the outcome of a single case is near impossible given all that can go wrong. Will the chairs we are sitting on hold us? They will until they finally break. When will that be? Who knows? Perhaps the glue will finally cease to hold or the floor may be uneven in that particular spot. It's a "wait and see" ... However, with proper maintenance it may never happen.


We may be correct in predicting what might happen to a group, and so we mistakenly think we should be able to predict a single instance. And do we really want to have complete knowledge of the future? It is ironic that freedom and control are important to us and yet we still seek predictability. On the face of it, it would seem that the two are related. If I can predict, I can control. A deeper analysis, however, reveals quite a different picture.


When we want light, we mindlessly flip the light switch. We have no doubt that it will work, so we don't have to think about it. Without doubt, there is no choice. Without choice there is no feeling of control. Complete predictability would leave us with no need to pay attention to anything any longer. And when would we like to "know" everything completely so we could stop paying attention? When we are 15, 30 or 60 years old? At what point do we want to close the future and live in the past?


During the first nine months of our existence, we do nothing. It all just happens. The development of our body and mind, the nutrition needed, the colour of our hair, etc. We just have it happen to us. No worries, no thought, no predictions, it just IS. 


Think about this: If we are aware of the uncertainty of going

forward, we're unlikely to blame ourselves for our failures of prediction when looking back. If we allow for uncertainty, we're likely to stay mindful and in the present, and, personally, that's where I want to be. Right here in the now. After all, the past has passed, the future has yet to be created, and once it is ... it automatically becomes the now. So all we really every have is now. Enjoy it. Don't spend your now thinking about what might become, or what is behind you. We are all on a Journey on the Starship Earth. And we are all the crew.


Just a thought ... 


~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.


My thanks to Ellen J. Langer, Ph.D.



Friday, November 24, 2017

TAKING THINGS LITERALLY

Every day that goes by we say things in a literal way, but don't really mean them to be interpreted in a literal sense. Yet, when it comes to the Bible and other ancient Wisdom and scriptures that were written as allegory and metaphor, they are still taken to be literal and historical events, locations, people, and names.


For example, "I told you a thousands times." I didn't really tell anyone one thousands times. It's an expression and exaggeration. I was using the statement to infer something of a deeper meaning. That being that I have told you multiple times, is there a need to constantly remind you?


Another example, "It's hotter than an inferno today, and I'm sweating my butt off." First of all, it obviously NOT hotter than an inferno. Even if it were 100 degrees this is far from a blast furnace. Also, you can't sweat your butt off because it's attached to your body. One more ... "moving this sofa is gonna kill me, it's heavy as crap." It's probably NOT going to kill you, unless you have a heart attack and even then it's heart failure that kills you, not the couch. Secondly, have you weighed "crap" lately? I'm really not too sure how heavy crap is and what amount would be needed to determine that it's heavy. Heavy to one person may be light to another, etc.


Anyway, I've spent enough time on the examples. I'm sure you got my point. So now let's return to my earlier statement concerning scripture and the dangerous literal and historical interpretations of mythological and allegorical teachings. These metaphors and celestial astrotheologies have been handed down by one civilization to another since long before biblical times. Even professors at Tel Aviv University in Israel have said the Bible is not meant to be an historical document. Many of the places that are named in Israel were named AFTER the myths had been written.


Just take a moment to think about all of the impossible events spoken about in the bible. Donkeys and snakes talking, making a human being out of a rib, shouting to knock down the walls of a city, parting the ocean with a cane and command, raising the dead, supernatural healings, demons being cast out of people and into pigs, men dying on a cross, being dead for three days, and then raised from being dead, walking through walls, bodily flying up into heaven, walking on water, stilling the winds and the oceans, multiplying loaves of bread, turning water into wine, etc. I could go on for paragraphs.


These things were never meant to have been LITERAL and historical. They are myth and fables with a deeper inner meaning and Truth meant to be discerned through our spiritual journey here in Earth. All of these events happen within us ... where the Kingdom of God/Heaven is located. In our consciousness ... in our Higher-Self ... our Christ Self. The Bible and so many other sacred texts are not meant as history, the are our-story. It is the path of the Eternal Soul as it grows and expands knowledge and awareness of the Divine within each of us. We are ALL the Christ and the Begotten Son. Why did Jesus say "you will do greater things than I" if he didn't mean it and if he was the only Christ?


If Jesus was God, then we are ALL God - collectively. Didn't Paul say that we are the "body of Christ?" Paul never knew of an earthly Jesus, his was a Gnostic and Mystical Christ/Karest dating from stories 10,000 years before any man from Galilee walked the hillside and hung upon a tree. Only 7 of the 13 Epistles credited to this man named Paul were actually written by the same person. The others are anti-Gnostic forgeries inserted by the Roman Church.


Once you grasp the Inner Mysteries of original Christianity (which was Paganism), you will be exposed to the Truth of the amazing and powerful transformational parables and metaphors contained in scripture. Jesus was quoted as saying "you shall know the Truth ... and the Truth shall make you free!" I have never been more free in my life, and have never had a better understanding of the Oneness of God/Source Energy and the oneness of all things in the universe. Question everything, and you will find the answers.


Just a thought ...


~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.




Thursday, November 23, 2017

REVELATION OF THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES

Religious and philosophical teachings have long been divided into two main categories - the esoteric (inner), and the exoteric (outer). Historically, the esoteric teachings have been kept in secret, given only to those who were deemed ready by Teachers who held the “keys to the kingdom of God.” This could take years, even decades in the Mystery Schools of old. Many years before the Truth was to be revealed to those deemed worthy enough to understand and protect it.


Whereas a spiritually mature person recognizes that these “keys” are symbolic of revealed Truths (unveiled/apocalyptic), someone less spiritually mature would picture in his or her mind, actual keys made to fit an actual lock, albeit ... one not of this world. This is the difference between esoteric and exoteric students of religion and philosophy. 


The "esoteric" student understands that religious icons and symbols represent principles and laws of nature, including both the seen and unseen worlds ... Metaphysically, allegorically, metaphorically, and mythically. On the other hand, the "exoteric" student takes the symbols literally - as in Moses actually parted the Red Sea; Jesus, the man, actually sits at the right hand of the Father, etc.


While helpful to an undeveloped, uneducated, or non-inquisitive mind, such exoteric literal interpretations are surface stories used to conceal or veil the more sophisticated and abstract principles they were designed to portray in their parable, myth, allegory, and metaphors ... the deeper revelatory Truths.


But, in this Internet age of rapidly shared content, when all knowledge is freely available to nearly everyone, the time has come to speak more openly of the deeper Truths of this Ancient Wisdom, thus preventing the possibility ... through misunderstanding, that the ideas themselves become merely symbols, hiding the very Truths of which they have always stood for.


Add to this the need to integrate the astounding growth in scientific knowledge into the body of thought called “The Ancient Mysteries.” Scientists and intuitive thinkers of all disciplines have brought new meaning to the old maxim, “Man, know thyself.”


Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, along with the science of Linguistics and also quantum physics, have revealed much about how the human organism works, especially the brain. And while this new knowledge (doubling itself nearly every few years) has enabled us to understand the concept of consciousness more than ever before, the sciences have yet to acknowledge the existence of the Universal Creative Mind of what is called God/Source. And I stress ... yet.


Mystics and sages throughout the millennia have understood more about the nature of mind than present-day scientists, but they have not, for the most part, been able to articulate their knowledge using the limitations of today’s language.


Combined with science’s inbred prejudice against mysticism in general, which is the gap between science and religion that widens everyday, is bringing us closer and closer to an evolutionary catastrophe - the materialist view that human beings are machines whose software developed on its own through random, selective processes and not downloaded from a superior intelligence.


As long as scientists believe that consciousness is a product of the brain and not the other way around, they will continue to seek ways to enhance this flawed mechanism by external means. Mystics, on the other hand, want to develop what is already there. The universal unconsciousness is the Matrix that is the glue of the universe. Tying everything together as One.


The Ancient Mysteries have always taught that the human organism is a vehicle for consciousness, and that the notion of a separate self is nothing more than an illusion. They did not preach against individuality, as is commonly believed today, but rather understood that it is through individual choice that spiritual progress can be made.


Every time we make one choice over another, whether based upon logic or intuition, we rewire our brain in a way that supports further choices along the same lines. In this way, humanity evolves. If through technology, that fundamental process is preempted and people begin to rely on artificial, implanted devices to enhance awareness, spiritual consciousness will devolve into greater and greater materialism, the belief that the physical world and its senses ... are all there is to the human experience.


The Ancient Mystery Teachings were given to the world as tools with which humanity can realize its own potential. These tools lie within the individual heart and mind. But, while scientists tend to lean towards the material understanding of life, spiritually minded people tend to lean toward the opposite pole, regarding science with as much suspicion, as scientists regard mysticism.


Science, by the very nature of the word ... is "proof knowledge." These bilateral grievous suspicions are a dangerous error. It is only by marrying these two paths ... in an enlightened awareness ... that humanity can make the next leap in evolution and involution, bringing the best of the rational mind and the intuition together into a collaborative whole (holy).


The greatest of the mystics from the dawn of human history up to our present day have achieved this marriage of the inner and the outer within themselves. Hence, the mantra "as above, so below." Such enlightened people have brought humanity its greatest discoveries in science, philosophy, art, and social justice.


It was the Egyptian principle of the One God (monotheism), brought forth and articulated by Moses (and/as Akhenaten), that enabled science to envision a world governed by universal immutable law and thus open the door to unprecedented technological advancement.


It was Paracelsus who intuitively unlocked the secrets of pharmacology, extending the lifespan of human beings by decades. And it was Pythagoras who, through his Wisdom and depth of vision, gave us the profound understanding of numbers and geometry that enabled us to achieve countless advances. In fact, Math has proven to be the one constant Truth.


These people were mystics who, along with countless others, acted as the mediators between heaven and earth, providing humanity with priceless knowledge of the cosmos and the meaning of human life. The discoveries of the ancient teachings of Thoth, Hermes, Enoch, and a myriad of Avatars, Hierophants, and Sages, have brought us out of the Dark Ages ... and into the Age of Aquarius. A new era of information, based on profound ancient knowledge (Gnosis). Question everything ... it is the time of reason my friends.


Just a thought ...


~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.





WHY MARY MUST BE THE MOTHER OF THE CHRIST

It is no coincidence that the Biblical author(S) chose the name “Mary” to be the mother of "God." There is a subtle connection between matter, mater, and Mary that unveils much more about consciousness and the reality than just a literal interpretation of the Bible could ever reveal (or science for that matter).


The Etymology Dictionary tells us that “mater” means “origin,” “source,” or “mother” from Latin. When you graduate from a school, it is called your "alma mater" ... meaning "nurturing Mother." In Genesis, Eve is called the “mother of all living.” In Mary the concept is taken further in that she becomes the mother of everything, because in every “thing” (ALL matter that is) there resides within, the divine spark capable of evolving to become more.


Mary equates to matter, the Divine mother who incubates and births the potential of that Divine spark within us - the Christ. This divine spark is ... consciousness. This is the infinite potential aspect of what is commonly referred to as GodSource. This infinite potential aspect of God is incubated and evolved in matter. Matter, the Divine Mother, births advanced consciousness. That advanced consciousness is the Son ... The offspring ... That which is created. And the Son ... is And must also be God. And you are a sondaughter of God/Source.


A more shallow exploration of the meaning of the name Mary reveals it to also mean “bitterness.” This is also appropriate, because as consciousness incarnates through matter it is a sort of bittersweet experience, comprised of both joy and pain, life and death, love and negativity. This is the bittersweet experience of our lives. The ancient Greeks called it "Soma/Sema" ... meaning the body is a tomb.


So why exactly was Jesus born of the Virgin Mary? All matter is virgin potential. The Son, advanced Christ/consciousness, is not born THROUGH procreation like a physical child. Consciousness just IS. No insemination is required. The Birth of consciousness is as automatic and involuntary as change. Always it just is. And so are you ... spiritually eternal energy, and consciousness.


You were born of the Virgin Mary. You may be a young soul not quite as advanced as the Son yet, but you are well on your way. Your virgin birth is eternal ... and unstoppable. The higher worlds are still filled with matter. Matter is eternal, just as the Virgin Mary is claimed by some to be a perpetual virgin.


The Divine Masculine (God), and the Divine Feminine (Goddess) are what bring forth creation ... and all that follows has an essence of the parenthood within them. You have a spark of God/Source within you, as does everyone else. We are ALL of the same Source, and the same essence as that Source. 


Just a thought ...


`Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse

In the final book of the New Testament Bible, the Book of Revelation; we find perhaps the least understood and the most confusing and fought over book in the entire Bible. It is called the Apocalypse, which does not mean the end of the world as many believe. The Greek word Apocalypse means an unveiling of that which is hidden (A Revelation). It is a book credited to a writer named John, more than likely NOT the John of the other John in the Gospels of the Bible, and perhaps - this book may have even been written by a female author.

It is an esoteric book of high symbolism and deep allegory. It is NOT a prophecy of a future literal history as is believed by so many. It is not prophecy of a literal second coming of Jesus, a rapture, and 7 years of tribulation. This is metaphor and imagery. Signs and symbols of transformation within each of us. There is within the black and white text of scripture, deep spiritual ancient Wisdom being revealed. Today, we will talk about the Four Horses and their symbolism.

The WHITE HORSE (Spirit) represents your spiritual nature. Unfortunately, the Rider trying to break him is religion. For the most part, the White Horse has wandered off of the path that leads to light, and gallops along carrying you deeper and deeper into the nightmare that is organized religion.

The RED HORSE (Emotion) is your emotional nature. The Red Horse should be following BEHIND … so that the BLACK HORSE - representing your intellectual nature - can make decisions based on right or wrong, and NOT on emotions. But generally, what happens is that the Red Horse rears up and charges, and your emotions take over, and get in the way of your ability to reason.

The BLACK HORSE (Intellect) is your intellectual nature. The Black Horse is strong and can bring you much that is favourable, but generally it is overwhelmed by the strength of the Red Horse of emotions. The Black Horse also is easily misled, and we see this in the operations of government, politics, and organized religion. We try to base intelligence on what comes from politicians, and pastors, and our intellect crashes under the hoofs of the Red Horse, and ultimately … we are the ones who lose.

The PALE HORSE (Physical) is our physical nature. The Pale Horse is the favorite of religion, because they look to control the physical. They take control of your mind through placing a belief system within you from an early age, and later further control your finances, by controlling your physical nature.

Modern day religions promise great prosperity. They take, you give, they take, you give, and eventually … the Pale Horse is caused to become lame. So you are promised mansions in heaven, or to be saved from a lurking Devil seeking to devour you, or to be healed in some miracle service, or saved from the eternal fires of hell, etc. Fear and guilt based control.

The Horses are symbolic. They are not real horses - they are the four aspects of human nature and we ride them every day. They are the four aspects of your nature which operate through your mind. The control center and our personality. The human personality operating through a closed and wired system in each human being and actually controls all of our actions, including our desires, our loves, our hates, etc.

The Bible, as well as all Ancient Wisdom, scripture, hieroglyphs, scrolls, mouth to ear myths and fables, all hide within them much deeper teaching for those who have eyes to see, and those who have ears to hear. Among the ancients, there were the Outer Mysteries, reserved for those who desired a simple go-to-church on Sunday morning kind of following, and then there were the Inner Mysteries. The deeper Truths reserved for those initiates willing to commit years of study in the Ancient Mystery Schools. The Outer Mysteries were the “milk” that Paul spoke of. The Inner Mysteries were the “meat” that Paul spoke of.

When the Inner meets the Outer, the transmutation or metamorphosis is complete and there is no turning back to the old ways. Divine meets man … and becomes the Christ. The Divine Spark of God/Source within all things of the universe.

Just a Thought …

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WHAT EXACTLY IS NOTHINGNESS?

What Exactly Is Nothingness Anyway?

God/Source Energy creates from Nothing because Nothingness, "ayin" in Hebrew, actually means absolute, infinite possibility. No limitations. No restrictions. None at all. Boundless ... and you and I are co-creators of this infinite potential.

When you don’t need to be any particular something, you’re free to be anything. Kabbalah calls this infinite potential "nothingness" – not because there’s nothing there, but because there are absolutely no limitations that define or restrict this infinite possibility in any way. It is the place where all potential begins. 

Remember as we talk on this subject, think of the number Zero. It is a whole entire number ... it is something ... not nothing as is assumed. Just like Infinity is also a number. In fact, most everything in the digital world operates on zero's and one's. Zero, does not mean nothing. It stores the potentiality of numbers just like all the rest. 

You’re Already Creating Something from Nothing

As a human beings created in the image of the All There Is, you are also empowered to create something from nothing. And you do, all the time. Thoughts, are things (thinks) and will manifest into physical reality every single time. Thoughts are energy and cannot be destroyed. 

Unfortunately, most of the time what we create from nothing are the stories about what we can’t do, aren’t capable of, will never have – together with all the reasons why. This is ego blocking our natural spirit-led default program of abundance and endless potentiality. 

These stories are continuously being recreated from nothing in each of our lives. But unlike Source Energy, who creates consciously, we create this reality unconsciously. It’s a sort of default programming. Yes, I understand that you have reasons for what you believe, but those reasons, while they may help to explain your past, do not have the power to limit your future. Unless you think they do, and act accordingly.

Most of us don’t wake up in the morning in awe of our own potential, in touch with our Divine purpose, filled with the joy of life, ready to create. More often we wake up conscious of our limitations, our disappointments, our frustrations, our unfulfilled needs, and the burdensome problems we need to solve. No wonder so many of us are worn out before we even get out of bed.

Change your perception and the way you think, and you will change your reality. When everyone understands the power of this ancient Truth, the world will become a better place. We will be able to create love, compassion, understanding, peace, and tranquility for all creatures. Mind the gate of your mind ... you are the Watchman, you are the Observer, and you ... are the Creator.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WIVES SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS

WIVES SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS

Please let me show you HOW this is necessary ... But NOT literally. This is a metaphor for a deeper message that lies beneath the surface story. The Truth message, wrapped under the veil. 

EPHESIANS 5:22-24

"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything."

When taken literally (incorrectly), this verse causes much friction. Now, are you interested in how this verse is perfect in every way ... Without offending anyone? 

Read on, but stay with me.

Our BRIDE/WIFE (submissive feminine) is our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the female creative principle. This is Divine Mind as feminine. The one who brings forth from the womb of thought, whatever is implanted or impregnated into it. This creation will manifest from within, to without. This is the Perfect universal LAW (Christ/God) in action. We are to JOIN her in the bridal chamber ... Within our subconscious mind, and procreate. The natural state for our subconscious mind is sleep.

Keep reading ...

The HUSBAND/GROOM (dominant masculine) is our conscious mind. Our awakened awareness. This is the Divine Father. The one who goes into the bridal chamber with the bride and impregnates the female subconscious mind with thought/idea. This is LAW. The natural state for our conscious mind is to be awake. It is during sleep/meditation that the two become one. They are joined to bring forth all creation. 

Now read the following verse KNOWING the woman is the subconscious mind and submissive Creator within. The man is the conscious mind where thought originates before the female births the thought ... The child ... The SON/DAUGHTER of God ... The Christ. 

1 Timothy 2:11-12 
"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet."

Christ IS the Divine Principle ... The Divine Spark of God within ALL. This Christ (anointed) is birthed when the two become one. The Christ is our Saviour from ignorance. The Divine will lead us through intuition into the Truth. 

"You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." It is our Source, what we are ... An individualized essence of the entirety of ALL. Each of us IS a Divine Spark of what we call God/Good. Once we understand the Truth of who we are ... Eternal energy/Spirit having a physical/Matter experience ... Then we come to the understanding that ALL is ONE. There is no other, and what we do to someone/something else - we do to our Self. 

Scripture always has deeper meanings than just the surface stories. The parables are the surface stories ... The EXOTERIC OUTER MYSTERIES. The deeper Truth contained within the parables, are the ESOTERIC INNER MYSTERIES. For those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM/OCP



Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE PIANO

THE PIANO

Sometimes, the smallest events bring forth much bigger lessons. Last week, I was trying to center a piano at my house. I'm pretty crazy about stuff being placed in the right position ... Especially for balance. So when I saw the piano was off center with the wall and the picture by a few inches, it was nagging at my OCD. 

My sister-in-law Pam was staying with us and I asked her to help me move it. My right arm has had tendonitis for about a month, and PAM said NO. "You're gonna hurt your arm." I replied that I was going to be ok but she insisted. In fact, she walked away and said she refused to help me injure myself. 

Wow ... What an AH-HA moment that was for me. It was the battle of Spirit and Ego played out right in front of my eyes. The deeper lesson was strong, and so obvious I said wow out loud. Our ego mind always wants to lead us. The Spirit whispers to us the right decision, but usually, ego ignores it and moves forward with its own agenda. 

Metaphysically, PAM was SPIRIT/GOD. I was EGO/MAN. Ego is free to do anything it wants through free-will. But, Spirit always suggests and guides us to a correct decision ... If we listen. It's our inner GPS. But when we choose NOT to listen, many times we find ourselves (and others) in the state of negative karma (Doing). PAM/GOD has offered the best solution, but ME/EGO wanted MY solution. Here was the kicker. GOD said ... "You have not listened to what is best, so you are on your own. I want nothing to do with it." And then walked away from the event. 

WOW. What a revelation. GOD/SPIRIT was there with me through the entire process, but then took a backseat to allow EGO to proceed. Knowing all along what was the best decision, but let it play out anyway. This was big for me. A wonderful lesson to learn. The best part was ... I knew that I couldn't move the piano without the help of PAM/GOD, unless I was willing to risk injury to myself.

Many times we think our decision is correct, but it may be self-serving without consideration of others who may be affected in the grand scheme of things. Know that Spirit always desires the best possible outcome for ALL. When we are guided, and listen to the power within, then the choices we make can only be beneficial to everyone. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

STORY BEHIND ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY

The Real Story Behind Esoteric Christianity

After the "death" of Jesus, there arose many different splinter groups that claimed to follow his teachings. There was the continuation of Gnosticism, the apocryphal verses, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many other groups and texts, all of which PREDATE the highly structured, organized, and dogmatic Church of today, and many of which are rooted in esoteric and hidden Inner Mystery teachings regarding Christianity.

Many of these early esoteric Christian groups would now be considered heretical (keep in mind most were considered heretical even back then). They drew influence from non-Christian philosophies like Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and other ancient schools of thought that had existed long before "Christianity" was created. In fact, the influence of philosophies like Neoplatonism on Christianity is undeniable. 

Much as Christianity would hate to admit it, the teachings of the man from Galilee were not anything new; he simply taught old lessons in a revolutionary new way. Whereas the Wisdom of the ancients was usually reserved for a select and privileged few, this Jesus - taught anyone who would listen (though there were indeed a select few who were taught the deeper meaning behind Jesus' parables, allegories, and teachings).

The biggest influence that Neoplatonism and Hermeticism (named for Hermes) had on Christianity was the idea of spiritual rebirth into a higher consciousness. This is the central message of most "religions," but it is much easier said than done to actually raise oneself from the slumber of ignorance to the awakened state of knowledge. This requires dedication, time, and patience, attributes that the masses as a whole do not possess. It is because of this reality that "religion" has replaced "spirituality." Spirituality can be said to be more of an esoteric, personal connection to the Creator/Source, whereas religion is an exoteric, watered-down, "one size fits all" version of a higher reality. Among the ancients, initiates took many years to learn the Inner Mysteries from the great Mystery Schools in those times.  

Jesus' teachings (not "Christianity") were simply part of an ancient system of knowledge. When we study the history of the Bible and the history of the Church it becomes clear to us that the present version of Christianity is a corruption of what Jesus is credited with having taught. It is an insult to the legacy of these great teachings. Modern "Christianity" is a corrupt and tainted form of a great system of ancient knowledge and Wisdom.

Jesus did not claim to be the one and only son of God. It may appear that way superficially, due to the editing of the Bible after the death of Jesus and the influence of the first ecumenical Council at Nicaea, but when one examines the teachings more closely, it becomes evident that Jesus' main lesson was that we are ALL the children of God. Go to the original Greek and you will read "A son of God" ... not "THE son of God." We all have the potential to become Christlike. 

"Christ" was originally a title that comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning "anointed" or "anointed one." Later on it was used specifically in reference to Jesus of Nazareth ... which should have been Jesus the Nazarene since the Nozrim (Nazarenes) were a Jewish sect and the place called Nazareth hadn't existed yet. 

Jesus spoke in esoteric parables to try to get his followers to understand the higher truths of life, but unfortunately, most did not comprehend the profundity and meaning of the many parables which Jesus spoke. These were allegories with deeper Truths hidden beneath the surface story. The story itself many times was insignificant and was designed to reveal a much deeper message ... For those who had eyes to see and ears to hear.

There were, however, a few individuals who did indeed understand the "hidden" aspects of the teachings. The Gnostic groups were among those who DID understand. "Gnostic" comes from the Greek word "gnosis," which means knowledge. The various Gnostic groups looked beyond the teachings of Jesus to gain a more comprehensive view of the ancient school of knowledge to which Jesus' teachings belonged. They realized that Jesus was only one great teacher out of many ... or perhaps an anthropomorphic representative of the school of ancient thought. 

Unfortunately, the Gnostic groups and other early Christians were persecuted and declared heretics after the first Council at at Emperor Constantine's Council of Nicaea. In 325 AD, due to disputes over what "Christianity" should be, a religious council was assembled in Nicaea (present day Turkey) to try to settle the disputes and establish an "official" version of Christianity. Overseeing this council was the Roman Emperor Constantine, who ultimately decided what exactly this new "Universal" ("Catholic" in Greek) Church would include. 

At Nicaea, it was established that a man named Jesus was "of the same substance" as God. It was declared that Jesus was the Divine "son" of God and that mankind could only be saved through him. It was established that salvation could only be reached through one's belief in the Crucifixion and Resurrection. In other words, it was made a dogmatic law that one could only be saved if one believed that Jesus died for the sins of mankind. This is a completely false rendering of the original teachings, which taught that humanity could only be saved (awakened from ignorance and doing the right things) by and through humanity itself. Furthermore, subsequent councils further established the many dogmatic laws still followed today by most Christians. The Bible has been changed countless times. The Oldest known Bible in existence is the Sinai Bible (in the British Museum) dated to the 1100's. 500 years later came the King James. There are over 18,000 discrepancies in the two versions. Hardly inerrant. 

During his rule, Constantine saw the power of an organized state religion. The Roman Empire at that time was full of "Pagans," and Constantine knew that it would be beneficial to his empire to squash all forms of "Paganism" and adopt the new form of Christianity established at Nicaea. In about 397 AD, the Bible was canonized and made "official" as well. Countless verses were changed to fit the needs of the new Christian Church. Countless books were left out, most notably those that portrayed Jesus in a more human light and those that spoke of the real path to salvation -- knowledge. These apocryphal texts are still used in some denominations of Christianity, especially the older ones like the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Egyptian Coptic Church. The ancient scrolls found at Nag Hammadi in Egypt and the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Palestine contain many apocryphal chapters not found in the Catholic or Protestant Bibles of today, and they reveal philosophies that, if made available to the masses of Christians, would almost completely negate and refute the accepted dogmas of modern Christianity.

Unfortunately, these apocryphal doctrines will probably never be made entirely public (the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi scrolls are indeed available, but they are not accepted as relevant to Christianity today, and the Church has done a great job hiding these texts from most believers). When one reads these apocryphal scriptures, it is evident why the Church has worked so hard to hide or at least refute them. 

When a person understands that knowledge is the key to salvation, it is difficult to control that person. They become empowered. When a person believes that the key to salvation is the belief in the Son of God dying for the "sins" of humanity, it is far easier to control that person. Why? Because that person then believes that he or she is inherently evil and a sinner and in need of salvation from his or her "sins." That person then believes that in order to be "saved," he or she must follow the dogmas of Christianity. Unfortunately, these dogmas are not Jesus' laws. These dogmas are the creations of men whose only interest was/is in power and control. In reality, the only real sin is ignorance. And the Truth ... will make you free.

Read this verse from the Gospel of Thomas, one of the apocryphal texts left out of the Bible:

"When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."

Much has been hidden from us. The ancient Wisdom of previous civilizations freely shared in open forums. Only God/Source knows what will one day be discovered in the 66 miles of shelving underground in the Vatican Archives.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

I JOHN 4:17 - AS HE IS - SO ARE WE

1 John 4:17

"By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment;
… because AS HE IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD." (KJV)
“… because we live like Jesus here in this world. (NLT)

You won't hear this verse being preached from the pulpits. Simply because if "as Jesus is, so are we in this world" ... then as Christianity believes Jesus to be God, then we are also God. There is no way to dispute this verse. If you are a believer that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, then you must believe this to be as true statement.

Herein lies the problem of modern day Roman inspired Christianity. They take the Bible to be a literal and historical record of true events, rather than the intention of the writers who delivered the message with allegory, parables, and metaphors. They masked the hidden lessons or Truths, within a story, myth, or fable. They didn't have DVD's, movies, Internet, and recorders. They used a passion, a play, a drama, to speak the story mouth to ear until eventually they began to write it down. It had to be entertaining to the masses. It had to draw their attention and help them to remember the hidden Wisdom behind the myth by remembering the story itself.

The Bible, although a magnificent literary and spiritual artifact, is a composite of multiple myths from multiple civilizations and belief systems gathered, collected, and personalized by the Hebrews in the Old Testament, and Hebrews, Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, and Romans, etc. in the New Testament. The stories have existed since before historical records had begun. But the names, places, people, and geography have been changed to fit the Hebrew people of the time. Then, Roman Empirical powers formed the New Testament myths by combining, editing, changing, adding to, revising, and essentially taking creative license to create a new unified or "universal religion" to bring the empire back together under one system of belief. Keep in mind that the Greek word for universal is "catholic." At the Council of Nicea in 325CE, Emperor Constantine and his council created what would become known as Christianity.

Now, back to the original verse from 1 John 4:17. We have to go beyond the letter of the law, and into the Spirit. We also have to go back in time to pre-Roman Christianity. We have to find the "pearl of great price" hidden in the the text. We also have to look at "Jesus" (not Christ yet) as an archetype, or a reflection of of each of us. His story, is our story. The story of mankind, becoming awakened to the Divine within. "Jesus" became the Christ. All of us have within us the Divine Spark of God and "AS JESUS IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD."

We have to awaken or resurrect this Divine within us (our boat/ark) ... which resides in the same way as the pearl lies deep within the oyster. Just as the Apostles went inside the boat to awaken Jesus during the storms and tempest they were experiencing ... so we go within our boat/body and awaken the Christ to carry us through our storms. This is the deeper teaching. It is the Divine within us that helps us to calm the rough seas and high winds we experience here in Earth School.

The "INRI" found above many crosses and crucifixes of Jesus stands for the sacred fire. In Exodus 3, God reveals himself to Moses through the sign of a burning bush, which miraculously is not consumed by the flames. We also find in the OT Book of Deuteronomy 4:24 "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire ..." In Latin, that fire of the Lord is symbolized by the mantra written at the top of the cross, I.N.R.I., Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra, meaning “fire renews nature incessantly”. That fire is a solar fire; it is the cosmic Krestos, that in order to work, to manifest its power, it does it through the cross.

Thus, this is something that we must analyze and comprehend, because the cross is formed by two beams, one vertical and the other horizontal. The vertical beam represents the masculine, positive, solar force that emerges from the abstract absolute space, and penetrates the universe when impregnating the matter, which is that other substance which in Sanskrit is called Akash. In other words, what in Sanskrit is called Prana is Christ, the positive energy, and Akash, the passive energy, from the same source.

The union of the two originates the universe. So from this point of view, we have to understand that the cosmic Christ is universal and the origin of everything that exists, in any galaxy of matter or antimatter. The cross is the intersection of Spirit and Matter ... positive and negative ... masculine and feminine. So from the crossing or union of these two forces appears that which we call the universe. Now, the objective for that energy to appear in the universe is to make Consciousness of its own entity in its different aspects.

Jesus becoming the Christ (karest, christos, krishna, krestus) is an archetype of you and I also becoming one with Christ Consciousness ... the Divine. Jesus said to his followers "you will do greater things than I." How is this possible if Jesus is God as Christianity believes? In the NT Book of John 17:21 Jesus is quoted as praying to the Father/Source and says "I pray that they may all be ONE, even as Thou art in me, O Father, and I am in Thee; that they also may be in us ..." One a deeper esoteric level, and through modern Quantum Physics, we now know that this statement was nothing other than Truth. We are all one. We are tied together through universal unconsciousness. The fiber of the Matrix of the entire universe. There are no "things" ... there is only IT. And we are all an individualized integral element and substance of the entire universal organism.

The Beatles wrote and recorded a song called "I Am The Walrus." The song's opening line, "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together" which pretty much sums up the concept of Oneness with Source/God. The very word "Jesus" is the Greek (Ieasus) and Latin (Iesus) version of the Hebrew word Joshua (Yehoshua). They are all the same. And from the original Hebrew, the meaning of the word itself in it's entirety (YHSVH) means "God is Saviour." Just as Yahweh, and Jehovah are transliterations of YHVH ... meaning I am that I am, or I exist. Not the name of God ... but actually being God.

God is not a name, it is a title. Just as Jesus Christ is a title. The title would be something along the lines of "I AM the anointed Saviour, or king." So, God/Source IS the Saviour is what Yehoshua Messiah (Christ) means. That force within us all that saves us from our base nature ignorant and self-centered ego driven animal being, to the Divine and righteous knowing and illuminated Higher-Self that can connect to, and become part of ... God/Good/Source. Because ALL things have come from ONE SOURCE, all things contain the elements of that Source. This is simple logic. Just as anything made from water, contains water.

So in closing, Jesus The Christ represents ALL of us. Because just as 1 John 4:17 clearly states ... "because AS JESUS IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD." The NT Bible is not just about a man who walked the hills of Galilee, it is OUR story presented in myth in the same way thousands of years of previous civilizations related celestial astrotheology to mankind. Our story, is written in the stars ... and we are made of star stuff.

Just a thought ...

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

ALL IS ONE AND ONE IS GOD

All Is One And One Is God

Today, we reach again into the deeper esoteric substance of what has been wrongly taken as literal and historical rather than allegorical within Biblical scripture. The NT confirms to the believer that there is nothing existent other than God. This is a difficult pill to swallow, unless you know and understand the deeper Truths and Inner Mysteries.

"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word (Logos) of God, so that things which are seen are not made of things which do appear."
Hebrews 11:3

Now let's break this down. God/Absolute/Source does not appear. He is immaterial, unseen, invisible. No man has ever seen God. So, this verse is telling us that everything is made out of God.

"For originating out of Him (being made out of Him), and existing through Him, and returning back into Him are ALL things."
Romans 11:6 (Literal correct translation)

This verse is telling us that everything came out of God, is made out of God, everything is maintained in existence by God, and all things go back to God.

"As He is, so are we in this world."
1 John 4:17

In the above verse, the correct language translation would be the word "as" meaning "just as, or exactly as." This scripture is literally telling the reader that we are just exactly as God in this world. This is because, everything in the universe including mankind is made out of God/Absolute/Source. God is simply playing every role, and man is simply God wearing a mask. The word "personality" as we call ourselves, comes from the Latin word "persona" which literally means "mask of an Actor."

We are as rays of the sun, beaming individualized light rays originating at the source of the sun itself. A ray of sunlight cannot exist without the sun. Each ray is an integral part of and an essence of the sun itself. If it were to come from the pulpits of our churches that WE are God collectively in human form, that God is in you as you, experiencing life with you, there would be no need for the multi-billion dollar religion industry. The Bible evens says "you are the temple of God" and "we are the body of Christ."

When we awaken to the realization that we and God are one in the same, as all things are, then we come to the realization that the Divinity of God is not only alive in all things, but IS all things. "I am the vine and you are the branch" says the Bible. The branch and the vine are ONE. The branch is a manifestation of the vine. So, man, is a MANifestation of God. We are not born INTO this world, we are born OUT of it ... as a leave from a tree.

Jesus said "I and the Father are one." Imagine rain falling from a cloud. Clouds are water vapour. So clouds and rain are water. It is the same as when the Source/God fragmented and manifested all things. The reason and purpose for us to come here, is to realize and awaken to the reality that we are collectively God, and that we should think, act, and create as a Creator God would ... and to evolve and involve as One ... ever growing. The "Kingdom" is the Matrix fiber of all collective consciousness. The awakening has begun ... worldwide. Soon, we will all re-member who and what we are and we can spread the word of Divine power among mankind as was the original intent of so many wise sages, shamans, Hierophants, avatars, and wise men and women of great inner Wisdom and Knowledge. All things that proceed from a single Source, can be made of nothing other than the same thing as the Source. All is One, and One is God/Source Energy/Absolute.

Just a thought ...

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WISHING WELL

WISHING WELL

How many times have you tossed a coin into a Wishing Well or a fountain and cast your wish to the unseen powers? We all have desires we wish to come true. We even make a wish when blowing our the candles on our Birthday Cake. But what is it that we wish for? It's usually something of great importance. Something that bypasses our ego and comes from the Spirit/heart. Love, health, happiness, peace ... All part of the hearts desire.

Rarely is someone going to wish for a new lawn mower, custom paint for the Harley, rims for the car, or even a big-screen TV for the family room. It is always something of VALUE that goes beyond material things. Notice how we toss in a coin (something of value) in exchange for something else of value? We are willing to trade MONEY, for SPIRIT-FILLED wishes. My friend Adam added while we were discussing this ... That never do we use a slug, or counterfeit coin ... It MUST be real, in order to exchange it for something REAL.

Note also that once we make the wish, and toss the coin, we are finished. "IT IS FINISHED." We turn it over to the unseen powers of the Universe, and we detach ... Releasing it forever out of our hands. We simply KNOW that there is a force within and without ALL things that will bring forth thoughts, words, and deeds. We do not return to the Well to check on progress or wish again, we just detach and let be what will be. We don't worry about it, obsess about it, or become anxious about it. How awesome it would be if we were to do this with EVERYTHING.

We are co-creators of this Universe. Every thought, word, and action originates in mind. Yours, mine, and everyone else's. Before ANYTHING can manifest, or become material/matter, it first begins with thought energy. Then spoken word ... Desire and affirmation, THEN - when enough thought and word energy comes together it will congeal. It will begin to form matter as we know it. Matter is energy manifest in form. "In the beginning, the Earth (matter) was formless (unseen-Spirit) and void (unlimited potentiality)." All that ever was, and ever will be is already here and NOW. The time is always NOW. Past, present, and future exist in the here and NOW. Once you understand this principle, you can use the power of the unseen for great things.

Now back to the Well for a moment. Notice how we don't go back(wards) to the fountain and "take-back" our coin, or our wish? Except for Mouth (Goonies) ... We leave it there and let it bring forth what it may. Notice also how INTENSE we were at the time of the wish? We close our eyes, we concentrate, we center, we come to NOW, we take our time ... Really affirm what it is that is our hearts desire ... And then ... When the time is right - we toss it to the waters of Life and walk away in knowingness that there really is nothing else to do. We have turned it over to that which brings breath, Life, and consciousness to all the living.

Learn from this inherent system of desire. Do not say "I want ..." For this will only bring forth more WANT. Say: "I choose to manifest _." Use the great "I AM" whenever possible. Keep your tense in the present. Keep your focus in the here and now. Keep your heart in charge ... Bypassing the ego and carnal mind. The Power within you KNOWS what is best for you and for all living things. Trust it. Listen to hear that still small voice that will guide you through all of your experiences. Remain thankful and grateful for ALL things ... Good and un-good. For even in The darkness, light and Love will finds its way. Be mindful and thoughtful as you create. Tend your garden of Mind as a Gardener would tend the fields. Plant the seed and KNOW there will be a harvest ... When nature is ready. Be sure it will be beneficial to all, and harm no-one.

In closing, may you have all that you wish. This is the Law of the Youniverse. Namaste.

Just a thought,

Justin Taylor, ORDM.

Monday, April 17, 2017

THE MYSTICAL NUMBER 7

THE MYSTICAL NUMBER 7

Number 7 is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest. Seven contains the number three of the heavens and soul with the number four of the earth and body. The seven colors of the rainbow. There are seven days in a week. There are seven notes to the diatonic scale. There are seven letters in the Roman numeral system.

There are 7 days in a week, 7 days in the Judeo/Christian creation myth, and 7 Enuma Elish tablets describing Babylonian creation. There is 7Up, Seagrams 7, The 7 spheres, 7th heaven, 7 hathors, 7 chakras, the 7 seals, and 7 daughters of Atlas who guard the golden apples of immortality.

The divine legacy of ‘7’ is also found in the otherwise unexplained origin of the seven days of the week. Most of us take the 7-day week for granted and assume it is a natural cycle. In actual fact, it is not a fixed cycle at all, and scientists have struggled for years to explain why this tradition should have originated. Theologians would claim that the answer lies in the Biblical seven days of creation, but the origin of the Biblical ‘days’ is almost certainly the seven tablets on which the Enuma Elish was written.
 
The numbers 7 and 40 are also code numbers in the Bible and the mysteries. So in the Bible, there are seven spirits of God, the seven churches of Asia, seven golden candlesticks, seven stars, seven lamps of fire, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven angels, seven thunders and the red dragon in Revelation with seven heads and seven crowns. The story of Jericho has Joshua marching his army around the city for seven days, accompanied by seven priests carrying seven trumpets.
 
On the seventh day they circled Jericho seven times and the walls came tumbling down. In the story of Noah, seven pairs of each animal go into the ark and seven pairs of each type of bird. There are seven days between the prediction of the deluge and the rain and seven days between the sending of the doves. The ark comes to rest on the 17th day of the seventh month, Noah leaves the ark on the 27th day, and after the flood he begins his seventh century. The entire Book of Revelation is structured around the number 7.

Sanskrit's most ancient holy book, the Rig Vega, describes seven stars, seven concentric continents, and seven streams of soma, the drink of the gods. The Egyptians mapped seven paths to heaven, Allah created a seven-layered Islamic heaven and earth, and the newborn Buddha took seven strides. For numerologists, seven signifies creation, because it is the sum of the spiritual three and the material four; for alchemists, there are clear parallels between the seven steps leading up to King Solomon's temple and the seven successive stages of chemical and spiritual purification. Iranian cats have seven lives, seven deities bring good luck in Japan, and a traditional Jewish cure for fever entailed taking seven prickles from seven palm trees and seven nails from seven doors.

In Freemasonry, the mystical ladder, which in Masonry is referred to 'the theological ladder, which Jacob in his vision saw, reaching from earth to heaven,' was widely dispersed among the religions of antiquity, where it was always supposed to consist of seven rounds or steps. For instance, in the Mysteries of Mithras, in Persia, where there were seven stages or degrees of initiation, there was erected in the temples, or rather caves, for it was in them that the initiation was conducted,a high ladder, of seven steps or gates.

In the Mysteries of Brahma we find the same reference to the ladder of seven steps; but here the names were different. The seven steps were emblematical of the seven worlds which constituted the Indian universe. The lowest was the Earth; the second, the World of Re-existence; the third, Heaven; the fourth, the Middle World, or intermediate region between the lower and upper worlds; the fifth, the World of Births, in which souls are again born; the sixth, the Mansion of the Blessed; and the seventh, or topmost round, the Sphere of Truth, the abode of Brahma, he himself being but a symbol of the sun.”

The Greek Pythagoreans believed that the number seven pointed symbolically to the union of the Deity with the universe. This association was picked up by the Christian church, especially during the Middle Ages. Seven was regarded as having sacred power, as in the seven cardinal virtues, seven deadly sins, seven sacraments, etc. Thus it was held that there must logically be exactly seven planets.”

The “7” has always been serious business when it comes to esoteric meaning. More later …

Justin Taylor, ORDM.
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CHRIST FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

CHRIST FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

The Christ

We live in a great being – a body, a mind, a soul – an infinite intelligence that is sentient and creative. The spectrum of its existence, extends farther and deeper than we can imagine. 

The range of its experience exceeds our ability to fathom, going into places that are so remote that speculating about their nature would serve no practical purpose. 

In fact, such speculation can only be a distraction and lead us away from any meaningful understanding of God’s nature. So, it is most practical for us to start at the center of our experience and work outward from there, and the center of our experience ... the SUN.

In our scientific age, we tend to reduce everything to its material substance. The science community seems to have a love affair with material existence. Most scientists even regard consciousness as the product of the brain, having no existence except within the cranium of the individual. 

When someone mystically inclined, claims to experience consciousness in nature, science calls it “projection” - merely the imagination seeking evidence of a greater life, but in its zeal seeing only its own reflection. This is the conditioning of the scientific age in which we live. But in reality, nothing could be further from the Truth. For Truth, we must wander back in time ... thousands of years in fact.

The Sun is the center of our life. Within its gravity well, exist all of the patterns we know, all of the intelligence, all of the moving force and animating energies of every living thing. 

The planetary bodies surrounding the Sun in space, are the organs of its body, a body that extends out to the farthest reaches of the heliosphere. 

The space within its skin is filled with complex dynamics, both visible and invisible, and every one of these is reflected within the boundaries of our body, each of our organs corresponding to the planets. Microcosm and Macrocosm. As above, so below. One of the most ancient mantras. 

Where the scientist sees only rocks, ice, and gasses, the mystic sees intelligence, life, and consciousness. It is one thing to admit that all matter is vibrating energy; and it is quite another to acknowledge that the vibrations are the effect of a higher Source energy, one that is polar to its manifested form. 

This higher energy is deep and unknowable, beyond words, beyond concepts, and yet more powerful than all the rest combined. It is a negative power, one that pulls everything into being out of its own potential ... by the sheer force of its knowing. It is the Void. The unlimited potential of all things. 

Science admits that there is “something else,” ... something it cannot see. But in its insistence in making all new data fit into its limited model of materialism, it is blind to this underlying substance. 

Mystics have known it since the beginning of human awareness. They could discern the movements of its power by the nature of the energies induced within their own psyche. 

Their minds and bodies were their “scientific instruments" ... instruments far more sophisticated than the tools we use today, tools that only attempt to replicate the powers of detection we carry around with us right here inside our skin.

It is crucial that we understand the system within which we live within. If we do, we will know everything else by extension. “Man, know thyself.” The physical body of the Sun is but the first manifestation of the Whole of creation, the organizing principle, the Seat of Power. All things proceed out from the Center, and to the Center return. This is the secret of alchemy, the heart of Gnosis, the Philosopher’s Stone. We are all but rays of the Sun. Emanating from, and being dependent on. 

And God said, “Let there be Light!” This was the light of consciousness. The Christ consciousness. The Begotten of God/Source ... And this Source is within all.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

CHOSEN ONES OF GOD

CHOSEN ONES OF GOD

The Chosen Ones of God And Why

With all the fuss about the elections, the new administration, and it's ties to Israel, I felt it important, particularly for Fundamental Christians, to realize what is meant when a "JEW" is called a "Chosen One of God." There is more to this than you are aware of, and I promise to keep this post short.

A JEW, or IAO, IEW, or JEW (with the invention of the "J" in the 1500's) is an esoteric title given to initiates into the great ancient mystery schools of old through several processes. Upon completion of the curriculum, they had learned and accepted - through personal experiential evidence - that the Divine Spark of what we call God/Source was to be found within each and every human being on Earth. In other words, this is where the term "The JEWS are The Chosen People of God" originated. 

It was not geographical, racial, tribal, or blood related. It was the crowning achievement of having become an "Illumined One" ... enlightened and having graduated after decades from the stringent teachings of the mystery schools that began in ancient Egypt/Kemet, Greece, Persia, and in many other civilizations such as the Druids. So, much like Kabbalah, Gnosticism, and the like, it was of little importance whether you were Greek, Egyptian, Hebrew, Judaean, Israelite or Persian. A JEW (Illumined One), is one "who is one inwardly" as the scriptures have been written, and for so long interpreted incorrectly.


The IAO for example in the Latin, represents the rejoining of man to God/Source. The "I" was "as above so below", the "A" was man and God meeting at the top and joined by the center line as one, and the "O" is the symbol of eternity ... never ending. Look at the very name IS-RA-EL. This is an esoteric symbol meaning ISis (Mother God) Amen-RA (Father God) and EL ... the power of both and many. Jesus called it the Alpha and Omega. 

What unfolds today in the modern "State of Israel," has nothing to do with Biblical Prophecy. It also has nothing to do with the Biblical "Nation of Israel." The nation and most of it's tribes and people were destroyed in 70CE, never to be heard from again on a worldwide scale. Prophecy is a scientific impossibility simply because WE have not created the future yet. The future unfolds with each and every nanosecond based on the thought and actions of the world's 7 billion+ inhabitants. A "Prophecy" in Biblical times, was a wise word spoken from someone usually considered to be not-so-wise. Therefore, they believed the words to be Divinely inspired. A prohetic word, or "prophecy," was not a look into the crystal ball and foretelling future events ... It was as if God itself had spoken it through man. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

HUMAN BEING

HUMAN BEING

The Term Human Being

Look at a painting of the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. In the famous painting from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted around 1512, Michelangelo illustrates the creation of Adam. Adam (Adamah) is the Hebrew word for “man”. This word is ultimately derived from the word “ground, or red clay earth” and according to Genesis in the Old Testament, Adam was created from the earth. Father in Heaven (spirit/invisible/un-manifest) and Mother Earth (physical/visible/manifest).

This leads us to the etymology of the word “human”, and it is a very interesting study. Here is a different look at what may have been overlooked. Much of the ancient wisdom handed down to us was meant to be symbolic, and allegorical, rather than taken only at face or literal value.

First, let’s look at mankind. In the ancient Sanskrit, the name Manu appropriately came to mean “man” or “mankind”, and “mind”. The English word “man” is thus also related to the Sanskrit manu. The name Anu appears in Sumerian as the god of the firmament, and the rainbow was called “the great bow of Anu”.

Now let’s break it down. Starting with Hu. The Egyptian God named Hu is the power of the spoken word. He personifies the authority of utterance … the personification of Divine Utterance, the voice of authority. In biblical terms, this equates to “The Logos”, or “The Word” ... The Archetype of All.

Now, let’s do a little blending. When we take the “Hu (God)” and the “Manu (man/mind)” we conclude that a HU-MAN BE-ING would be none other than ... base Natured man, through rising above lower animal and ego thought. He must actually work to BECOME a human being. It really isn’t a given.

So, knowing this … we can understand a bit more clearly how all the killing and evil committed worldwide by mankind, can be stopped when man comes to the understanding that progress towards achieivng a worldwide kingdom of peace, and love; can be accomplished … but only when man realizes the power within to actually become Human, or GODman ... Endowed with the Mind of God/Divine Source.

Looking back at Old Testament scripture, Psalm 82:6 states: “Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most high.” The most high is the God in YOU, in me, and in everything in this universe. We are really all ONE. One Source, One origin, One living interconnected organism … both physically, and consciously. You cannot cut the universe into bits of information. It is a whole (holy) living organism forever connected through the fiber of our universal matrix. An inseparable, but individualized essence of all that is. In Truth, there is no-thing that is OTHER. All is One. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.