The Solar Logos
The Ancient Roots of the Solar Logos as referenced in the Book of John. As it say in the modern versions “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. So now, we go to the original Greek and find the direct translation ”In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with Theos, and the Logos was Theos. Keep in mid that “Theos” is the Greek word for God.
Also from the New Testament Bible we find the following verse:
~“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
The “Logos” represents the heart of the cosmic pattern (the plan and mind of God put forth into action and form) and the source of existence - its emblem being the sun - which is the source of life and light. Among the ancient Greeks and Romans the “Invincible Sun” (Sol Invictus) was the master of all nature, creator and preserver of men. Like God/Source, the sun eternally gives forth from itself without ever being diminished, thus establishing itself as the most perfect symbol of the ineffable First Cause.
Commonplace in Hellenistic thought, if the sun can be seen as the material reflection of the First Cause, by analogy the First Cause can be represented as the Spiritual or Intelligible Sun. Philo refers to God as the Intelligible Spiritual Sun, and the Logos his offspring, as the Son of God. Remember, there is much confusion among people today. They classified and identified the ancients as “sun worshippers” but it was the power BEHIND the sun they recognized as God/Source.
“The Logos is God’s Likeness, by whom the whole kosmos was fashioned.” ~Philo Judaeus
“We speak of God, of the Son, his Word (Logos), and of the Holy Spirit; and we say that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are united in power. For the Son is the intelligence, reason, and wisdom of the Father, and the Spirit is an effluence, as light from fire.” ~Athenagoras
The nature of the Logos was also represented by the natural principle of musical harmony. It is through the power of harmony that all parts of creation are reconciled into a greater whole. This can be seen in the 7 notes of the musical scale, the 7 days of the week, the 7 colours of the rainbow, etc.
The Logos is in the arche, the Beginning, Source or Fount of existence. As the underlying harmonic pattern of creation, all things were made through the LOGOS, which contains the principles of Life and Light. The cosmos itself is a reflection of the Logos, which exists here-and-now in the manifest world; yet, without the power of Mind - the power of Light - the created world is basically unaware of the higher realities, even though it mirror images them.
According to early Christian beliefs and literal teachings, the Logos (Word) was made flesh, and became incarnate in Jesus. The meaning here is that the Revelation of the New Law, the Logos, has now been made manifest among humanity. There were essentially two parts of God - one was unreachable, unknowable, beyond all comprehension - and the other was manifest in all of creation and made evident in ALL things. No one has at any time seen the ineffable, High God. But the only begotten Son - the Logos - who is in the bosom of the Father, has revealed to humanity the nature of the transcendent Source, both through consciousness - the Light of Life - and through the perfect structure of the universe itself working in harmony as a perfect timepiece.
As credited to Jesus, in the Gospel of Thomas, “It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the All. From me did the All come forth, and unto Me did the All extend. Split a piece of wood and I am there …” ~The Solar Logos as the Cosmic Christ
Ancient scripture also said, “The spirit of the Lord … fills the whole world, and that which holds all things together knows every word that is said.”
“The cosmos is fundamentally and primarily living … the Christ Consciousness is rooted in the entire world, even in the very heart of the tiniest atom … nothing seems more vital, from the point of view of human energy, than the appearance and eventually, the systematic cultivation of such a ”cosmic sense." ~Teilhard de Chardin
So then, we ask what is the pattern that connects ALL things?
"He is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible. Before anything was created, he existed, and he holds all things in unity. ~Col. 1:15–17
The Cosmic Christ, seen as the “pattern that connects,” affirms the scientific quest for such a pattern … the Matrix fiber of unconsciousness. It offers hope by insisting on the interconnectivity of all things and on the power of the human mind and spirit to experience personally this common adhesion and connection among things. The Cosmic Christ personalizes and localizes this “pattern that connects.”
The Cosmic Christ introduces an era of coherence, of ending the separation, division, dualism, that characterize a world without mysticism, a society without a living cosmology. A cosmos is always a whole, a unity, a state of coherence even if the coherence seemingly exists for a time only in the hearts and imaginations of the people, only in hope. The Cosmic Christ unites psyche and cosmos once again. It makes things whole - holy - and unified through the Oneness of all things.
It is not enough to celebrate the Cosmic Christ as “the pattern that connects” and the “bearer of coherence” as expressed merely in one man who was named Jesus. There is a real sense in which the Cosmic Christ has not born yet. The word “Christ” is a title and means “the anointed one” in Greek. All of us are anointed ones. We are all royal persons, creative, godly, divine, persons of beauty and of grace. We are all Cosmic Christs, “other Christs.” But what good is this if we do not know it? Everyone is a sun of God as well as a son or a daughter of God, but very few believe it or know it. Worse than that, it would be considered blasphemous by modern literal Christianity. We are all called, like the Cosmic Christ, to radiate the divine presence to/with/from one another. An inter-connection of all that was, is, and will ever be.
Because we are Cosmic Christs awaiting the birth of the Divine Spark and the awareness of that essence of God/Source within us all, and because we are called to birth the yet unborn Cosmic Christ … we are, as a Jesus, prophets of order over chaos. Light over darkness. Love over abuse. It s WE who are the light of the world. It is WE who serve in this physical world as the presence of God/Source. And if WE do not affect change, it simply will not happen. We are the Body of Christ. We are the caretakers of humanity.
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.