Friday, December 28, 2018

DEVIL AND EVIL


DEVIL AND EVIL

If you were raised in the Christian Faith, chances are some of your earliest fears were brought on by the fearsome personage of all evil ... evil incarnate ... the Devil, and/or Satan. Chances are you were also taught at the same time about the all-powerful God who could turn off the sun if he chose to do so. So then, how can "another" mighty, eternal, God of Evil co-exist with this Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent total power of the One good God/Source of Absolute Truth? Hmmm. 

The church would teach that this Devil/Satan was once a mighty Angel, the most beautiful of all, they say. But his rebellion led to an uprising and he took a third of the Angels with him ... cast out of the heavenly realm. So, having no where else to go apparently, he came to Earth as a serpent, tempted Adam and Eve, and therefore brought with him, chaos and disorder into the Garden/Paradise that once was - before he moved into the neighborhood. Talk about home values plummeting ... 

So, now he and his fallen cohorts (so-called demons) travel about the world  tempting humans into wars, poverty, hunger, lies, rapes, murders, theft, vandalism, and every other evil that we can come up with. "The Devil made me do it" is what people claim, yet it is the person who has done the evil that will go to jail ... not the Devil or his demons. This is all fine and dandy if it was the basis for the plot of a low-budget horror film, but other than that ... it is all bunk. Yes, bunk. It is just a convenient way to blame someone else the for effects that WE cause. 

The original Christians knew the Truth. But then again, they were murdered and tortured to death by the Roman Church and most all of their scriptures and physical evidence were either destroyed or confiscated. Quite a bit of bounty was collected for a newly formed Empirical Religion that had behind it the armies and legions of the Roman Empire. But, to maintain power over mankind, the power must be held in secret within the highest ranking leaders of the Church. If the people knew the Truth, if they had been empowered with the Truth of The Ages, the Hidden Wisdom, the Apocalyptic Revelation that was life changing, then they would no longer be able to be controlled. And the money, donations, and food offerings would cease to come rolling into the temples and churches.

So then, who is this guy/power?

"For as much as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself took part in the same, that through DEATH, he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is THE DEVIL."
Hebrews 2:14

Much like a dictionary, biblical scripture will give you definitions if you look hard enough. Many times, we have to go back to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. So right here, we are told in plain English, that whoever or whatever has the "power of death" is the Devil. 

"For since BY MAN came DEATH, by man came also the resurrection of the dead."
1 Corinthians 15:21

So, according to this verse ... direct from the Bible ... MAN has the power of DEATH. And every man is subjected to duality (Though it is an illusion). There are two polarities of men within every man. The Inward Man and the Outward Man. The "outward" is the man of flesh ... Adam so to speak. We inherited this outward man from the story of Adam. Adam is a man (according to scripture) and therefore we inherited the sin nature of Adam, right up the line, as an inclusive part of our human nature. 

"For the wages of SIN is DEATH."
Romans 6:23

Now follow me ... I'm going somewhere. So it is SIN that has the power of DEATH. Sin is the Adam man ... the human nature man ... the first of two. Adam, and Jesus. Adam (and sin) represent your human animal nature ... the flesh that your Soul is wrapped in. 

"If you live after the flesh, you shall die. (sounds a bit like Genesis huh?) but if you "by the Spirit" (the Mind of Christ) do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live."
Romans 8:13

The human body has the power of death, through it's sin (error in thinking) and the battle is in the mind ... where Spirit lives. This is ego-centric consciousness vs. Christ consciousness. While in the mythical Garden of Eden (mind), Adam and Eve were tempted by the lust of sin ... wrong thinking, missing the mark of Divine Truth, which is in all men. The conversation with the serpent, was actually Eve having an internal conversation amongst herselves. Just as we do today. We talk to ourselves, ask ourselves questions, and actually answer them. She wandered into Ego-land.

This story is about inner temptation. Eve was tempted. Adam was tempted. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. The lust of sin in the flesh (the ramblings and desires of our ego) bring about these temptations. And therefore, this Devil/Satan who is "the opposer" leads us astray from the default of goodness and righteousness. When we "sin" (make an error in judgement through ignorance leading to consequences) - we bring forth the Devil. Satan (ha-satan! the Opposer). The opposite end of polarity between good, and not good. We are given this duality (range of polarity) so that we can discern what is right, or unright. Human nature ego, or Divine nature Mind. Once we see the Truth, that which was illusion dissipates. 

Your mirror reflection is not actually you, but it looks just like you ... in the opposite reverse polarity. Once you see that the image is not real, that it is merely an illusion, it is no longer needed. You have learned the lesson that was intended. The Devil/Satan are not anthropomorphized evil as personages, they are our ego mind, forever wanting to follow the desires of our senses, rather than what is best for our Self and everyone else. We are one race, one blood, one point of origin. God/Source/Spirit lives with us, through us, and as us. When all is "whole" ... "holy," then we can attain Heaven on Earth. The Kingdom is described in the scriptures as being "Love, Peace, and Joy." So, let's make it happen. Collectively, we are commissioned to bring order from chaos (day from night, light from darkness). We have the ability to reason. The universe is one giant organism, and we live within it, as it, and there is nowhere else to go but right where we are. All is NOW. All is here. 

Just a thought ... 

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






Monday, December 10, 2018

DO NOT RESIST EVIL - WHY?

DO NOT RESIST EVIL - WHY?


"Resist Not Evil" - What Does This Mean?


“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he...” Proverbs 23:7


Whatever a man thinks, he creates.


Whatever a person focuses on, that, he shall have.


This is such a simple concept and yet we have not grasped it. Jesus was quoted as saying, “Resist NOT evil.” WHY did he say that? And why do we continue to resist it?


He knew that in our resistance and focus, we will create MORE of what we are actually NOT wanting. THINK ABOUT THAT. 


Let me explain further: The human being is endowed with this “pearl” of great price, something that has been forming within the human race for eons. This “treasure” hidden within the human field is the ability to create. Whatever the human focuses his / her thought and emotion upon he / she creates MORE of what he / she thinks about.


The universe does not discriminate. It hears the vibrational request because a human being is focusing thought and emotional currency into being betrayed. And the answer is YES. Our subconscious mind cannot accept “not” or “won’t” … it accepts the thought … in a positive light … and delivers. It is based on image, or picture graphics. You cannot draw a picture of someone NOT swimming. They are either swimming, or doing something else. In this same way, the subconscious mind and universe cannot deliver something that you DON’T want.


The more we think about war … the more war we get. Think about PEACE and in that way we can eradicate war by manifesting peace instead.


Scripture says “take every thought captive” and to “think on things that are pure, lovely and of a good rapport.” There is good reason for this. 


If you are focusing on betrayal for example, you are actually sending a detailed plea for more of the same. You must cease focusing on betrayal and begin focusing on loyalty and integrity in order to receive it. That which we resist, continues to persist. Remember this always.


If we truly grasp the mechanics of creation, then we will maintain our focus on GOOD things. Focusing on things we deem as evil will attract it to us and we will ultimately receive whatever it is that we “ask” for.


The reason we focus on the negative things is because we have an ego that recognizes right and wrong, good and evil. We must remove this wrong thinking ruler from the throne of our humanity, and let the ego be a servant to us rather than a master of us. Always let the Divine within, lead us to the default of goodness. 


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






Sunday, December 9, 2018

THE TRAGEDY OF MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE

TRAGEDY OF MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURES


Sadly today, most modern Christians are unable to accurately discern the deeper, mystical, inner levels of spirituality that are revealed in Biblical scriptures. They inherited a literal-historical presentation dating back to the Roman Empire and it's charge to create a literal Saviour based religion to unite and control the masses of the Empire. Science, history, and archaeology today still hints that much of the Bible's hidden mysteries are veiled and concealed from the majority of it's followers. 


In fact, todays Christian faithful are unaware that the ancient spiritual Wisdom contains keys that unlock the secrets of the hidden mysteries contained within the package of myth. Furthermore, trying to find these keys and reveal these ancient texts is difficult at best when dealing with English translations, taken from latin translations, taken from the original Greek and Hebrew languages. Remember that Revelation (Apocalypse of St. John) literally means an unveiling of that which is hidden. It so not the war to end all wars as has been perceived. 


Tragically, it is the people outside of the church system that have a better handle on what the ancient Wisdom was attempting to convey through allegory, metaphor, and myth. These researchers are the ones who possess the accurate understandings of the original scriptures and their predecessors. These hidden secrets deal with the spiritual evolution of the souls of mankind that lay hidden under the layers of parables, fables, and myth. 


Unfortunately, within countless denominations, Pastors, Priests, Ministers and the like are taught the dogmas and doctrines of their particular system much in the way a Ford Mechanic is taught how to repair Fords. Going to a Methodist Seminary for example, will teach you the ways of being a Methodist and the rules and rituals of the Methodist Church System. 


These Apologists, Priests, Pastors, and Seminarians are blinded to the Inner Mysteries (esoteric) and taught to present the Outer Mysteries (exoteric) to their congregations. There are TWO ways in which to interpret the stories in the Bible. One way, is as literal-historical real events, and the other as allegory, metaphor, and mystical ... metaphysical. Only ONE of these two is the correct and intended accurate manner in which to interpret what the ancients left behind for us to discover ... but not without a shovel. We have to dig through the layers and get to the roots. 


Unfortunately, most followers today rely on someone else from the pulpit to tell them what to believe instead of doing their own research and finding the Truth. All of the ancient writers of these scriptures veiled the true stories behind myth. These myths told deeper Truths that lay beneath the layers of what appeared to be a real event, location, or person. It is ALL allegory. It's Truth's were presented by earlier civilizations in exactly the same way except that the names and places were changed to fit the customs and traditions of the people. 


I should also mention the misunderstanding of the modern etymology of the word "myth." Myth comes from the Greek word "mythos." It doesn't matter if the literal event ever took place, because the Truth lies in the deeper lesson or message. Joseph Campbell said it best: "a myth is something that never was, yet always is." 


Now, It must be understood that in the Hebrew language, each letter of the aleph-bet (alphabet) had it's own symbolic meanings. Every word, name, geographic location; were all chosen to represent the inner meaning of the message that was being conveyed to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. 


When a Christian is asked if they are "spiritually discerned" as Paul had asked in 1st Corinthians, they say YES. However, when we look back at the original Greek and reference what "spiritually discerned" meant in the original Greek word "pneumatikos" we find that the meaning is that scripture is meant to be "figuratively, allegorically, metaphorically, mystically, metaphysically, non-literal, and non-physical." By interpreting scripture as literal-historical, the deeper spiritual message has been lost and history has been counterfeit. This falsely converts the Bible to a history book filled with presumed biographies of literal and historical persons and places. 


The modern Christian faith system is dependent upon historical events, simply because it separates itself from other religions by calling itself historical, based on historical events, historical miracles, a historical Saviour, a historical crucifixion and resurrection, and a historical wooden cross reserved for the suffering Saviour of Jesus Christ. This Jesus was presumably raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion. Therefore, modern Christianity is totally dependent on a historical literal Jesus dying and resurrecting ... as opposed to the ancient teaching of the dying and resurrecting Godman among many previous civilizations that was intended to describe what happens within each and every man esoterically. 


In reality, St. Paul (a Gnostic Christian), was speaking of the awakening and resurrecting Christ inside a person, NOT outside the person. He knew no historical Jesus. His Christ was Gnostic and esoteric ... part of the Inner Mysteries he had learned from the Mystery Schools of old. This is our darkness today. When we read the Bible literally rather than using the keys of allegory and myth. Luke tells us "look not here nor there for the Christ" because it is within us ... the Divine Spark of God. The story of Jesus, is OUR story, not HIStory. 


It was written for our benefit and for our spiritual journey back home from whence we came. It was written to benefit us as we sojourn in a foreign land ... Earth / matter. It is a guide, an archetype for us to follow esoterically as we travel through our earthly physical experiences as a spiritual being. Billions have gone to their graves not having learned the Truth. They still wait for a real historic Second Coming, a real historic Resurrection of The Dead, a real historic Rapture. These things will never occur ... literally or historically. They are spiritual metaphors for what takes place within us, not without us. 


Just a thought ... 


~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 





Saturday, December 8, 2018

THE SON OF GOD OR A SON OF GOD


THE SON OF GOD OR A SON OF GOD


Greater Things


Though no one will probably take the time to read this, I am posting it anyway because I spent a great deal of time writing it. One of my biggest Mentors, Rick Pinette once told me: "If you want to learn, then teach." This is what I do. Though it may fall on few ears, it allows me to learn more in the process. 


For my friends who follow Christianity, I want to take a much deeper look at two particular verses from the New Testament Bible which is the foundational doctrine of the Christian Faith. Christianity professes Jesus the Nazarene to be not only the one and only begotten Son of God, but also to be God in the flesh dwelling among us. Most people know the rest of the story, so I want to highlight two specific scriptures in this particular article. The first one is:


1 John 4:17

“By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because JUST AS JESUS IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.”


Now, please read this verse again. Slower and let it speak beyond what you have been taught in church, and let it speak to your Soul … the Spirit within you. The SAME Spirit that was within the man from Galilee as well as every single human being that ever existed. It specific and clearly without any confusions states “just as Jesus is, so also are WE in this world.” Now how do we reconcile this statement, against the church teaching of Jesus being THE ONE AND ONLY Son of God? Either ALL of us are sons and daughters of God, or we’re not.


In the King James Bible, Book of John 10:36, Jesus is quoted as saying “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am THE Son of God?”


The King James Version of the Bible has “THE” in italics before the words “Son of God” in John 10:36. This is not for emphasis as some may think, but shows words interpolated by the translators. Everywhere you see italicized words, they have been added by the translators. In this case, they were mistaken. SInce I spoke Greek before I spoke English, its easy for me to have a quick reference to Greek Grammar and it will show the original Greek does NOT have an article before “Son of God,” which in Greek is equivalent to having an indefinite article. 


In the original Greek of this scripture, Jesus did NOT say he is THE Son of God; he said “I am A Son of God.” He also quoted from the OT Psalm 82 that says “Ye are gods.” Now, we look at John 14:12 which is another clear and non-confusing statement as quoted directly from the mouth of Jesus (Iesus, Ieasus, Yehsu, Yeshua, Yehoshua, Joshua, Isa)


John 14:12

“In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me - THE THINGS WHICH I DO, HE SHALL DO ALSO, AND GREATER THINGS THAN THESE HE SHALL DO …”


In case you missed it … read it one more time only slower. Greater things than HE shall do? Here is Jesus saying that “others” will perform greater achievements than he was able to do. Jesus specifically states that the "ordinary humans he left behind" (who, according to traditional Christian mythology, are NOT Divine as he is) will do greater things than Jesus himself did. So I ask you, if Jesus … is God, or became the one and only Almighty God as Christianity emphatically states, then how are WE to do greater things that God / Source? Unless … there’s something more to the story that we haven’t been told.


Whether you choose to believe it or not, The Bible that so many people follow has been revised, edited, added-to, taken-away from, and changed from the beginning by the church authorities. The oldest known Bible in existence that we know of is the Sinai Bible on display in the British Museum. It dates back to the 1100’s. Then, 500 years later, in 1611 we received the “Authorized” King James Bible. Between the two of these publications, there are over 22,000 discrepancies. 


Now consider how many versions and in how many languages this book is printed in today? Just like food … the closer you can get to the original form, the better it is for you. When studying and researching the Bible deeply, you have to go back to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.


Today’s Christianity takes the Bible scriptures ONLY in a literal and historical sense. However, the original authors of the various original scriptures intended for them to be allegorical, metaphorical, and symbolic rather than ONLY literal and historical. The names, the places, the people, all have symbolic meaning in what they were named and labeled as for a purpose … for a deeper hidden meaning or lesson of Truth masked under the surface disguise of a real story. For "those who have eyes to see" and for those who "have ears to hear."


The original Christian teachings had two presentations. The Outer Mysteries (exoteric) were for all the commoners and those without any further spiritual or philosophical interest beyond worshipping and paying homage to a God. The Inner Mysteries (esoteric) were reserved for those initiates who could read between the lines … see beyond the stories and myth … and had a true desire to go much deeper into the Inner teachings of the spiritual Wisdom of The Ages. These teachings date back to ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia, the Far East, and so many earlier civilizations and writings.


The Bible states “there is nothing new under the sun” and this is a very truthful statement. Everything was already here when we got here. Whatever we make, we use the materials that already exist. We are the great re-arrangers. The same it is with religion and belief systems. We take what is already here, and re-arrange it into something else. Everything in the OT and NT Bible is based upon earlier teachings concerning mankind’s purpose for being here and where we came from. We are ALL sons a daughters of God / Source … to the point of origin of ALL things.


Whether you are one to believe Jesus Christ to be an individual personage, or whether you accept the mythical status of a Godman as so many before him were, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you know you are a child of the universe … the Most High, just as Jesus represents. And that we are all one and equal to each other and to all things. Collectively, as humanity, we are God / Source Energy experiencing the universe through us, with us, and as us. “Sin” is a necessary process for discerning good from bad, right from wrong. Sin is translated from the Greek word “hamartia” which is an Olympic Archery term for “missing the mark.” The mark … is TRUTH. Sin … is ignorance of the Truth. The way to find Truth, is through sin … error … and learning the lessons from our error in judgement and wrongdoings / consequences.


Jesus becoming Christ (karest, christos, krestus, etc) is representative of man finding the Divine spark of God / Source within each of us. We have advanced human consciousness through evolution and involution and we continue to reach higher and higher within our SELF to find the Divine. To truly bring Heaven on Earth. To unite mankind under a civilization of love, peace, joy, and compassion for ALL. To establish The Human Kingdom. Right now, we exist within the Animal Kingdom. We are the ones commissioned to bring about the Kingdom across the planet. Because … “WE SHALL DO GREATER THINGS” … and because “JUST AS JESUS IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.”


Just a thought …


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





Thursday, April 12, 2018

MIRACLES & WONDERS

MIRACLES AND WONDERS


A miracle is generally defined, according to the etymology of the word - it comes from the Greek “thaumasion” and the Latin “miraculum” - as "that which causes wonder and astonishment, being extraordinary in itself and amazing or inexplicable by normal standards."


Because that which is normal and usual is also considered to be “natural,” miracles have occasionally been defined as “SUPER-natural” events, but this definition pre-supposes a very specific conception of nature and natural laws and cannot, therefore, be generally applied.


The significance of a miraculous event is frequently held to reside not in the event as such but in the reality to which it points - thus, a miracle is also called a sign - from the Greek “sēmeion” signifying and indicating something "beyond itself."


Extraordinary and astonishing occurrences become specifically religious phenomena when they express, reveal, or signify a religious reality, however defined. Belief in miraculous happenings is a feature of practically all religions, and the incidence of miracles (i.e., of belief in and reports regarding miracles) is universal, though their functions, nature, purpose, and explanations vary with the social and cultural ... including theological and philosophical context in which they appear.


However unable to be explained, all “miracles” have an explanation in the sense that they are accounted for and categorized in terms of the religious and cultural system that supports them and that, in turn, they are meant to support.


Without the intervention or consideration of religious catalysts, these “miracles” are but only unexplained phenomena. Or are they? Anything that is able to happen, and does … is obviously natural in that it was able to occur in the first place. Using the list of Immutable Universal Laws, there can be no way of transgressing or transcending these laws because they are immutable. For example, for every effect, there must be a cause. Period. No other way around it. This is LAW.


When we speak of “supernatural” events or miracles, we frequently take them out of context. For example, we say “it’s a miracle that Bob survived that car accident.” Why is it a miracle? Why would it have to be “supernatural?” - astonishing and extraordinary perhaps (which is the original meaning of miracle) - but why must it be “supernatural?” We humans short-change ourselves in the department of “natural” ability and phenomena. If we have accomplished it, of we are capable of a task, if we completed a project, then “naturally” … it can be done.


Back to Bob … expertly trained first responders and medical personnel did what was necessary to save his life. Therefore, his survival was a natural occurrence … not miraculous. Unless, we go back to the original meaning of the word … and say it is with “wonder and astonishment” that Bob survived his injuries. But those wonders and astonishments are still natural.


Let’s look up a short definition of “natural” from Merriam-Webster:

“Having a physical or real existence as contrasted with one that is spiritual, intellectual, or fictitious , of, relating to, or operating in the physical as opposed to the spiritual world"


Now, was Bob saved physically, or spiritually? He was saved physically … in this material physical world. Obviously we can consider spiritual, intellectual, intuitive actions at work here but nonetheless … he was saved physically, in a physical world, confined to the ways of a material natural event. Therefore, it was NOT a miracle as defined by modern day churchmen - Divine intervention from a Supernatural God - it was was actually a natural event by Divinely inspired natural procedures.


My whole point here is that if it can happen here in a physical - natural world, then it cannot be “supernatural.” What happens in the realm of the body of nature - the physical - is natural. It involves the nature of the beast. What happens “supernaturally” happen in the realm of Spirit - spiritual/supernatural. It involves the Spirit of the beast. A Metaphysical event ... Beyond the natural-physical.


So the next time you witness a “miraculous” event … remember that the meaning of this word is “that which causes wonder and astonishment, being extraordinary in itself and amazing or inexplicable by normal standards.” But still … natural. Do not shortchange the powers of mankind to perform beyond the normal. To be able to raise the non-existent ceiling of endless abilities. 


We’ve all heard the story of the Mother lifting a farm tractor off of her son after he got trapped under it. Was this a miracle? No … It was astonishing, extraordinary, and amazing … but still not a miracle. It did not break the immutable Universal Laws of the Universe that can never be broken … not even by God-Source itself.


Flying in an airplane to someone from the 1400’s would be a miracle to them. But it isn’t. We learned physics, jet propulsion, aerodynamics, lift, speed, weight ratios, and voila … we fly airplanes all day everyday. Now, the next time you crack an egg for breakfast, and a pony comes out … let’s talk.


Just a natural thought …


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





SACRED ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMERICA

The Sacred Etymology of The Word America


Many believe that the word/name America is derived from the first name of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Using a different approach of sacred etymology, we can search through many different esoteric sources to arrive at a deeper understanding of the name America, in a spiritual context. 


The architectural landscape of Washington, D.C. provides clues as to how we should begin to find the first implementation of the sacred etymological analysis. This architecture of the Nation's Capitol, was inspired by the great colossal projects of ancient Kemet/KMT (Modern Day Egypt). According to scholars such as Mathu Ater, Anthony Browder, Ashra Kwesi and others, the builders of Washington, D.C. wanted to create a "Kemet in the West" and copied the motifs of Ancient Kemet (KMT) to symbolize their country.


When seen in the following three-part arrangement "America" becomes "A-Meri-Ca." Using the sacred etymology method, we can find correspondences with languages of other cultures, and not only those from Europe. To derive a true understanding of  "A-Meri-Ca" we begin with Kemet, which is one of the oldest and influential nations to emerge out of Africa, and one that had a profound impact on the minds of the founders of America.


AMERICA would take on the following meaning in this given arrangement:

"A-MERI-CA":

A = The

Meri =  Beloved 


In ancient Kemet “Meri” (MR) by itself or attached to other words denoted a sense of elevated status. For instance, "Meri-Ka-Re" means "the beloved of the Ka of Re" or "The Ka of Re is loved." "Ta-Meri," one of the various names ascribed to the Kemetic civilization means "the beloved land." On a side note, consider all the Mary's (Miriam) throughout Biblical scripture. This name is also rooted in MR.


The first wife of Ramses II was Nefertari Meri-en-Mut. Her name translated means "The most beautiful woman, beloved of  Mut."  Ramses II, loved her so much that she was equal to him. It was recorded that together they had 4 sons and 5 daughters.

 

Ca =  Equivalent to "Ka." The letters "C" and "K" are interchangeable for "C" sometimes carries the same sound as "K."


 "Ka" is the spirit that inhabits a body during a lifetime and can survive after - through death via mummification or by substitution. "Ka" stands for its survival.


 Ka is "creative life energy" and the ka of a mortal was created at birth, and it was their belief that it remained with the body for life as a Spiritual double. Ka was sometimes depicted in art as a smaller version of the individual.


When the body died, it was the ka that remained in existence and  successfully entered the after-life, where it was sustained by grave goods and libations by the living.


 Thus when combining the meanings of the  three parts of "A-Meri-Ca," we see that "America" means "the beloved eternal spirit" or "the eternal spirit that is loved." 


Just a thought, and deeper look ... 


-Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.



MEDULLA OBLONGATA

Medulla Oblongata


After seeing the title of this article, you might be thinking what the heck does this mean? Trust me, I'm going to make this a short but very important article geared towards wrong thinking and how exactly the entire process starts, and ends. I have done my best to simply the process to make it easier to remember and to understand.


An event or experience enters the brain through a KEYHOLE called the "Medulla Oblongata." It's job, is to always ask the same question ... “what does this mean?” It kind of reminds me of an old Monty Python movie when the bridge keeper would ask one question before allowing anyone to pass ... "what is your favourite colour?"


Then the little subconscious voice in our head usually opens up the bad memory files - the old videotapes and recordings of the past - and creates a new movie in our head. This new movie is kind of like Imagination TV, and after the movie begins, our 10 million nerves accept this ITV program, and then believes it to be real. Of course, it's usually old programs on re-runs. 


This process then leads to our feelings, and as a result, creates what we might call negative feelings. Then, these negative feelings establish a belief system for us. Once the belief system is established, we then develop a negative, or bad attitude. Going beyond the bad attitude, comes the final stage of the cycle ... bad actions and/or bad behaviour. It's that ego speaks to us and reminds us of what happened the LAST time ... "you know this isn't going to turn out right," "remember the last time you tried this?" etc. 


In order to stop the cycle of "bad/negatively perceived events," we must change the "source perception." We must close the bad memory files ... put away the tapes, duct tape a lid on the boxes, and see each event as NEW and FRESH. Here's how we guard the gate ... and actually make that change in our source perception ... to be more mindful of what enters the keyhole entrance and how we answer the question of "what does this mean?"


So we answer the question asked of the medulla oblongata from a different perspective. We answer from our CONSCIOUS awareness and NOW perception rather than allow our subconscious memory files to apply the negative OLD bad memories to the event instead. Our subconscious mind stands ready, willing, and able to intercept that incoming signal ... And it will if we don't stop it. For some reason, we like to return to that which is familiar. It's just easier.


Trust me, if you change the way you think, you’ll change the way you live. I guarantee it. See everything as a new experience in the NOW. Your job, relationships, co-workers, even commuting in dense traffic. Look back only in reference; and only if it leads to learning and knowledge of how to perceive your current NEW event or experience in a positive way. If we base all of our experiences on old bad memory results, we can't change the negative cycles and can't break free from the ITV channel. Grab the remote, and change the channel. You can't change your current circumstances by thinking back to the old patterns and archetypes. 


Just a thought ... 


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



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

In The Image of God


So, who is this God that people fight and kill for? Were commands ever given by this God to execute the carnage that recorded history reports? Certainly not. And I am about to explain why. Consider the following ... 


Quite simply, what is called God; is the entire Universe and everything contained WITHIN this Universe, existing in the form of pure Energy; conscious, intelligent Energy in which we "live and move and have our Being (Acts 17:28 NT)." Therefore, we live in the presence of God whether chosen, or not.

 

At the very centre of this Divine Energy, is The SOURCE of this Energy who billions refer to as "God". This Divine Energy vibrates at ever decreasing frequencies the further outwards from The Source, until finally, at the outermost limits of The Universe, and furthest from The Source Energy is the manifestation of God with the lowest frequency, highest density of all, the physical Universe of "matter" which is familiar to all of us.


Albert Einstein proved that all is energy. Modern Science (Science means: "Proof knowledge") and Quantum Physics continue to prove what the Ancients KNEW so very long ago. 


"And so, having studied the atom, I am telling you that there is no matter as such. All matter arises and persists only due to a force that causes the atomic particles to vibrate, holding them together in the tiniest of solar systems, the atom."

~Max Planck, Physicist


The physical world of matter (matter - mater - Latin for Mother - the Divine Feminine) exists at a low vibration and high density by comparison to the Universe as a Whole. Yet, it is all vibrating frequency and Energy. It is true that we are made in the Image of God, but not the personified image, not the deity in human form of the dogmatic religions, but rather we are "made", or thought into existence in the Spiritual image of God. What is God (Father - Divine masculine) then, is pure Energy ... and so too are we as human beings pure Energy made in the "imagination" or image of God (mind / mental), and we are always in the eternal presence of God, Who lives IN us, THROUGH us, and AS us. THIS, is the Divine Spark ... The offspring ... The CHRIST. 


Just a thought ... 


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


Image: Helix Nebula (The Eye of God) from the Aquarius Constellation. 



Monday, April 9, 2018

MIRACLES & WONDERS

MIRACLES AND WONDERS


A miracle is generally defined, according to the etymology of the word - it comes from the Greek “thaumasion” and the Latin “miraculum” - as "that which causes wonder and astonishment, being extraordinary in itself and amazing or inexplicable by normal standards."


Because that which is normal and usual is also considered to be “natural,” miracles have occasionally been defined as “SUPER-natural” events, but this definition pre-supposes a very specific conception of nature and natural laws and cannot, therefore, be generally applied.


The significance of a miraculous event is frequently held to reside not in the event as such but in the reality to which it points - thus, a miracle is also called a sign - from the Greek “sēmeion” signifying and indicating something "beyond itself."


Extraordinary and astonishing occurrences become specifically religious phenomena when they express, reveal, or signify a religious reality, however defined. Belief in miraculous happenings is a feature of practically all religions, and the incidence of miracles (i.e., of belief in and reports regarding miracles) is universal, though their functions, nature, purpose, and explanations vary with the social and cultural ... including theological and philosophical context in which they appear.


However unable to be explained, all “miracles” have an explanation in the sense that they are accounted for and categorized in terms of the religious and cultural system that supports them and that, in turn, they are meant to support.


Without the intervention or consideration of religious catalysts, these “miracles” are but only unexplained phenomena. Or are they? Anything that is able to happen, and does … is obviously natural in that it was able to occur in the first place. Using the list of Immutable Universal Laws, there can be no way of transgressing or transcending these laws because they are immutable. For example, for every effect, there must be a cause. Period. No other way around it. This is LAW.


When we speak of “supernatural” events or miracles, we frequently take them out of context. For example, we say “it’s a miracle that Bob survived that car accident.” Why is it a miracle? Why would it have to be “supernatural?” - astonishing and extraordinary perhaps (which is the original meaning of miracle) - but why must it be “supernatural?” We humans short-change ourselves in the department of “natural” ability and phenomena. If we have accomplished it, of we are capable of a task, if we completed a project, then “naturally” … it can be done.


Back to Bob … expertly trained first responders and medical personnel did what was necessary to save his life. Therefore, his survival was a natural occurrence … not miraculous. Unless, we go back to the original meaning of the word … and say it is with “wonder and astonishment” that Bob survived his injuries. But those wonders and astonishments are still natural.


Let’s look up a short definition of “natural” from Merriam-Webster:

“Having a physical or real existence as contrasted with one that is spiritual, intellectual, or fictitious , of, relating to, or operating in the physical as opposed to the spiritual world"


Now, was Bob saved physically, or spiritually? He was saved physically … in this material physical world. Obviously we can consider spiritual, intellectual, intuitive actions at work here but nonetheless … he was saved physically, in a physical world, confined to the ways of a material natural event. Therefore, it was NOT a miracle as defined by modern day churchmen - Divine intervention from a Supernatural God - it was was actually a natural event by Divinely inspired natural procedures.


My whole point here is that if it can happen here in a physical - natural world, then it cannot be “supernatural.” What happens in the realm of the body of nature - the physical - is natural. It involves the nature of the beast. What happens “supernaturally” happen in the realm of Spirit - spiritual/supernatural. It involves the Spirit of the beast. A Metaphysical event ... Beyond the natural-physical.


So the next time you witness a “miraculous” event … remember that the meaning of this word is “that which causes wonder and astonishment, being extraordinary in itself and amazing or inexplicable by normal standards.” But still … natural. Do not shortchange the powers of mankind to perform beyond the normal. To be able to raise the non-existent ceiling of endless abilities. 


We’ve all heard the story of the Mother lifting a farm tractor off of her son after he got trapped under it. Was this a miracle? No … It was astonishing, extraordinary, and amazing … but still not a miracle. It did not break the immutable Universal Laws of the Universe that can never be broken … not even by God-Source itself.


Flying in an airplane to someone from the 1400’s would be a miracle to them. But it isn’t. We learned physics, jet propulsion, aerodynamics, lift, speed, weight ratios, and voila … we fly airplanes all day everyday. Now, the next time you crack an egg for breakfast, and a pony comes out … let’s talk.


Just a natural thought …


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





Saturday, April 7, 2018

A DIFFERENT VIEW OF ROMAN AND ORTHODOX EASTER

ROMAN AND ORTHODOX EASTER


A Different View of The Celebration of Easter


I grew up Greek Orthodox, was an Altar Boy, President of our GOYA Youth Group, and a follower of the Christian belief system that I was born into and raised by. This weekend, the Orthodox Christians will celebrate the annual anniversary of a physical resurrection from the dead, by Jesus Christ.


This, is Orthodox Easter (and the Spring Equinox) ... according to the ancient Julian Calendar. The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), and was a reform of the Roman calendar. Ultimately the calendar was changed again. This time by St. Gregory and is called the Gregorian Calendar ... still followed today, but not by the Orthodox. This is why last Sunday was Easter Sunday for the rest of the non-Orthodox Christian Followers, and this Sunday is Easter Sunday for the Orthodox.


For me however, after many years of research and deep study, along with centered prayer, and meditation, I left behind the literal and historical teachings of todays Christianity, and have found solace in the ancient allegorical, esoteric, and metaphysical interpretations. I have acquired a library of study and research materials that include all world religions, philosophies, and metaphysics. I became a Seeker of Spiritual Truth ... And it's been an amazing journey of discovery. It obviously isn't the path that many have taken, but for me ... It's been enlightening to say the least.


I can tell you that I definitely made the rounds over the years. From Orthodox Christian, to non-denominational Bible Fellowship, to even all-out atheism. Then ... I kept going. I kept looking. I KNEW that voice inside me was the voice of Truth ... And there was a force that went beyond what has been presented as Literal, and Historical ... I knew there must be something more. Beyond the surface exoteric teachings. I was after the very foundation of ALL world religions and spiritual paths ... BEFORE man added his own personal label to it. The names, locations, and details have been altered, but like a bubble at the bottom of a pond ... The Truth rises to the surface eventually. 


I came to the same conclusion that Jesus had tried to explain, and that is that ... God - Source ... is the entirety of the universe, which is ONE universal living organism that we happen to call God - Source Energy. We are ALL part and parcel of this collective Source. And the Spirit and Spark of God - Source is within me ... just as Jesus had said before he was turned into another in a long history of Godmen ... This time by Rome, and ultimately worshipped as the entirety of God in the flesh - actually REPLACING God, with a man. The Truth is that all are equal, all are ONE RACE of humans joined together in consciousness and community here on Planet Earth. We breathe the same air, drink the same water, and stand upon the same terra firma. 


Once we awaken to this fact, we then become HUman. HU is the ancient Egyptian God who spoke the world into existence (The Word) ... And MAN is ancient Sanskrit (Manu) meaning MIND. Therefore, to be human, is to be the Mind of God. Universal Law states that God is Mind ... And that all of creation is mentalism. All is energy ... Even matter. This, cannot be disputed. Place a rock under a microscope and you will see living cells. The inanimate, is animate at a cellular level. 


My personal relationship with the Universe, or God, has never been greater than it is right now. The unifying and underlying consciousness of all things is connected thorough the Christ Consciousness. I had found the Truth, and it had made me free. Just as Jesus promised among the ancient scriptures of the Bible. Far too much to get into for one article, but I wanted to move on to the main point.


Astro-Theology And Celestial Origins


Astro-Theology, is pretty much a self-explanatory word. It is Theology that is based upon celestial knowledge. Astrotheology is the combination of two Greek words: Astro (from Greek, from astron - asteri where we get "star") and the Greek word Theo (Theos which means God - Source).


For example, translated CORRECTLY from the original Greek, the opening verse of the Book of John (1:1) Would read: 


"In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with Theos, and the Logos was Theos."


Rather than how it is translated today: 


"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."


This LOGOS (or Word) ... was NOT Jesus, or a book called "the Word of God." Among ancient Greek Philosophy and Theology, this LOGOS/WORD meant "the Divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning." Essentially, the Mind, becoming manifest as matter. The WORD was the ARCHETYPE ... the template of all that is.


The concept of Astro-theology is vastly ancient, as ancient as mankind itself. Past civilizations had one religion. That religion was based on the understanding of the Astrological movements of our solar system and the connection and influences that each planet has on each other and beyond. After all, there were no movies, TV, or Internet back then to occupy their time. They obsessively watched the heavens and nature, and made note of all repeating patterns.


This celestial knowledge is the basis and origin for all of of our Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and Folk Lore. It is also the Pure Science developed by the very enlightened, wise and ancient priesthood that left behind for us scrolls, tablets, hieroglyphs, symbols, and the Holy Books of all world religions. The language was heavily veiled in allegory and symbolism and much of it was deliberately done to keep the higher Truths from the masses. Such powerful knowledge in the wrong hands would be disastrous. Remember that "myth" was not as we see it today. Today we think of myth as a fable, or somewhat of a story. But the true meaning of the word MYTH (MYTHOS in Greek) means that there is a Truth behind what is being said. Joseph Campbell said it best, and I paraphrase here: "A myth is something that never was, yet always is."


Among Christianity, most of the Christians and believers in “the Christ” grew up from childhood being taught a “literal-historical” understanding of the “Jesus Story” which we find in the New Testament. They had, and have no concept or knowledge that archaeology has proven today that the earliest believers in “the Christ” never understood “Jesus Christ” as a just one human who walked the hills of the Galilee. They understood deeply the Divine Concept of “Jesus (the) Christ” not in a literal sense but in an “allegorical” manner ... for more than 10,000 years before the New Testament Roman concept of a physical and literal - historical Jesus. 


Jesus (Yeshua/Yehoshua in Hebrew) (Iesous in Greek) (Joshua in English) is based upon the Hebrew ineffable name of G-d ... "YHVH" (Yehova, Jehovah, Yahweh). The four letters (Tetragrammaton) are symbolic and literally mean GOD. Briefly, YHVH (Yod Hey Vav Hey) then had added to it, the Hebrew letter Shinn (S) (Meaning Saviour). This created the word-symbol "YHSVH" (Yod Hey Shin Vav Hey), or Yehoshua phonetically. This word has also been translated as Joshua, or in Greek ... Iesous, being translated as "Jesus" in English. Joshua and Jesus are the same word. The word literally means "God is Saviour." It was not so much a proper name, but a title and symbol. The same with the word CHRIST (Messiah, Krestus, Christos, Krishna, etc.). This was a title and meant "Anointed," among other symbols. It is THIS that St. Paul refers to when saying "I travail in Labour until the Christ be born in you." 


Most all churches and denominations today take only literal interpretation, in every sense of the word when first approaching the New Testament scriptures, but if we study hard, and gather needed knowledge about the times and the people who generated these Ancient Divine Concepts ... we will find that beneath what we have assumed was a “literal” and “Historical" Jesus Christ, there lies a treasure of allegories, figurations, and symbolisms of the Sun, Stars, Constellations, and their path in the Heavens. This was also WITHIN us. The microcosm / macrocosm. After all,  we ARE star stuff. 


The Bible was intended to be read as celestial (Stellar, Solar, Lunar and Planetary) allegories and parables based on archetypes ... universal symbols of deeper esoteric Truths that have been veiled. Then and only then can it be explained without the need for Interpretation. It is OUR-story, as much as it is HIS-story. The Bible is not a book written by God, but a book written by men about, and of their observance and concept of God ever present in the celestial heavens ... in annual recurring cycles. 


The Eternal universe, regenerating itself, from within itself. A constantly recycling infinite mass of energy of which all of us are within, and a part of. Not as individual members ... things ... but as ONE thing. Eternally bound by the consciousness that brings life to ALL things.


This has been a long article, but I must cover one more important thread so that we may understand the deeper meaning of the Resurrection of Christ without it having to be literal and historical. So now, we move on to a Gnostic view.


The Gnostic View of Christianity’s Resurrected Saviour


If you can bear with me for a few short paragraphs, I offer you a different view from what you have been raised to understand as New Testament Gospel. I’m sure you will find it to be very interesting, if not; enlightening.


For those of who are unfamiliar with the Gnostics, they were basically Christians who denied the bodily resurrection of Christ. Instead they believed Christ’s body was of a spiritual nature. In other words, the Gnostics argued that Jesus Christ was not raised from the dead in a literal physical body.


Mainstream Christianity considers this statement to be blasphemy. And here’s the scripture that they often use to put the final nail on the coffin of Gnosticism:


“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 1:7)


Based on this scripture, the typical argument states that John was aiming this scripture at the Gnostics themselves since they denied Jesus was resurrected in a physical body. It must be rock solid proof, right? Nope. And here’s why.


Most Gnostics did not view any of the scriptures literally. As such, John’s statement is in perfect agreement with what a Gnostic would have believed. To the Gnostics, the resurrection story of Christ wasn’t about the literal man; it was about the spiritual awakening of the divine nature that can happen within each individual. This awakening happens while still yet in the flesh … while still here and alive in matter. So John’s statement rings true. Christ does come in the flesh ... OURS.


But this coming of Christ (the anointing - the Christ-ening) is the gnosis (mystical insight - knowing) attained by the individual going through a profound experience in higher states of consciousness. This entire process happens while being in a physical body. It is the born again experience of the spiritual nature which rules over the physical nature. This spiritual nature is the Christ.


This entire concept was taught among the Egyptian Mystery Schools and throughout the ancient world of spiritual mythology. The Christ (crestus -krishna - chrestos) is the begotten Son of God … the divine spirit/life force within every person. The breath that is the giver of life. Based only on goodness and righteousness, not self-serving as the base human ego is.


Based on this view, the words credited to the Jesus of the New Testament ring true. “The Kingdom of Heaven/God lies within you … and is at hand”


The “tomb” is your body … where the Christ awaits resurrection and release (hence, the empty tomb). The ancient Greeks said “soma - sema” meaning “body - tomb”. The “Son of Man” means son of mind (mind is MANU in Sanskrit and the origin of the english word man). When the ego remains attached to the natural man, it cannot be purified and transmuted into the spiritual Ego  - higher Self. When it does, it once again becomes a “Son of God” as it was before the descent into a world of matter.


There are those who have said to me "you are bound for Eternal hell for your beliefs."  I say, as many of the ancients have also said ... I am already in hell. The Underworld ... The lower realm found beneath the heavens (higher realm of consciousness). This place where my Divine Self is trapped with the tomb of the body. When we entered this physical realm, our Soul was buried. "Theosis" is our goal while here in the body. To become AS God, FROM God. To resurrect from the dead! and ascend into Heaven (Spirit). To be alive in Spirit and sitting at the right hand of the Father (Source). This is what it means to "walk with God" ... The God WITHIN. This is what it means to "pray unceasingly." THIS, is what the message of Jesus THE Christ was all about. 


I will never tell you how or what to think … I only ask that you do.


Always remember …


Believe nothing.

No matter where you read it,

Or who has said it,

Even if I say it ...

Unless it agrees with your own reason,

And your own common sense.

~Buddha


Just a thought ...


Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.