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compiled by Dee Finney
5-1-10 - DREAM - I was taking over as Manager of an apartment building that belonged to Ralph, the Jewish Judge (I worked for him in real life- twice - in two different buildings) The first job I had to do was collect the rents from each tenant at their apartment and get to know them, and ask them if everything was all right in their apartment. I wondered why the Jewish Judge wanted to be paid in cash, instead of by checks like others places.
[Paying rent in cash or credit cards in dreams is related to karma.
Paying in cash pays off the karma, paying with a credit puts off the
payment until later.]
The room itself was dimly lit. It seemed to be just dawn and the sun hadn't shown itself in the sky yet.
In the room were some small round tables. (There was room for 4 chairs per round table)
On one table I saw a hand of 5 cards standing up, in a fan shape. All the cards were 7's of spades and the spades were pale blue. The backs of the cards was a field of flowers - of mixed colors. On another table was a standing hand of 5 cards, all 8's of spades, and again, all the spades were pale blue, and the backs of the cards also was a field of flowers.
I then looked at the 7's of spades and there was a white sign holding up the cards which said, "When the 7 is the seven it .... and the sign that held up the 8's said, "When the 8 is the eight - it .... I couldn't remember the rest of the statement when I woke upthough I clearly read each sign.
]Meanings of the 'spade' - either 'good luck' or 'kill' http://www.tattoonow.com/facemaster.cfm?task=message_list&thread_index=3515&generate=1[
5 x 7 = 35 [3 1/2 or 3.5 is important in the book of Revelation and in the book of Daniel]
The "Time, Times, and a Half-a-time"
Three times in the Bible, the "3½-year period" is broken-down into "a time, times, and half a time," (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:14, cf. Daniel 4:16,23,25,32). Anything repeated three times in the Bible is exceptionally important. The consensus of scholarship understands "a time, times, and half a time" to signify "a year, two years, and half a year." In other words, "a time, times, and half a time" consists of "360 days, 720 days, and 180 days," for a total of 1260 days or 3½ years (Revelation 11:3; 12:6).
The reference to "time, times, and half a time" from Daniel 12:7 is given in parallel to the "1290 days" mentioned just four verses later in Daniel 12:11. By standard interpretation, the "1290" is simply the "1260" (of Revelation 12:6) except with the leap month of 30 days added to it. (See "Intercalary Month"). Consequently, again we have "a time" ("360," except + 30 now makes it "390"), "times" ("720"), "and half a time" ("180 days"), for a total of 1290 days.
NOTE: When I woke up, I immediately related the card dream to the Bible verse in the book of Revelation: 17:11
17:11 - And the beast which was and is not is himself the eighth, and is of the seven, and he goes into perdition.
In 1819, J.Y. Humphreys created the "Seminole Wars Deck" which had four colored suits of blue spades, green clubs, red hearts and yellow diamonds
Swedenborg says: starting from verse 17;8
Verse 7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns, signifies the disclosure of the signification of the things which precede and were seen. This has no need of further explanation.733.
Verse 8. The beast that thou sawest, was and is not, signifies the Word with them acknowledged as holy, and yet in reality not acknowledged. That by "the beast" is signified the Word, may be seen above (n. 723). By "was, and is not," is signified that it was acknowledged to be holy, and yet in reality was not acknowledged. That the Word was with them, and also is, and yet is not, is known. It is acknowledged indeed to be holy, because it treats of the Lord, and of His authority over the church, and over heaven, and of Peter and his keys; but yet it is not acknowledged, for it is not read by the people, because they are withheld from reading it, and it is taken away from them, yea, even prohibited under various pretenses of the monks, being kept only in libraries and monasteries, where few read it, much less attend to anything true that is in it; but only to the dictates of the Pope, which they say are in like manner holy. Yea when they speak from their hearts, they vituperate and blaspheme the Word. From these things it may appear, that by "the beast which was, and is not," is signified the Word acknowledged with them as holy, and yet in reality not acknowledged.734.
And is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition, signifies deliberation at different times in the Papal Consistory concerning the reception and reading of the Word by the laity and common people, but rejected. By "the beast which was about to come up" the Word is signified, as above (n. 723, 733); by "the abyss" out of which he was about to come up nothing else can be signified but that religious persuasion, and especially where its throne is, thus the Papal Consistory. It is "an abyss," because that which is decreed there regards domination over the holy things of the church and over heaven, and thus over all things of the Lord and His Word (n. 729). These they have for their end as the essentials, but the good of the church and the salvation of souls as formal things necessary as means to the end. By "going away into perdition" is signified to be rejected. It is known from ecclesiastical history that the reception and reading of the Word by the laity and the common people has been several times deliberated there, but rejected. It was also proposed by a Pontiff who is now among the Reformed and the blessed, who is spoken of in the Continuation concerning the spiritual world (n. 59), but it was not accepted; and this is especially known from the Bull Unigenitus, and besides from the Councils.735.
And they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast which was and is not, but yet is, signifies the amazement of those who are of that religion, all who from its establishment have aspired to domination over heaven and earth, that the Word, although thus rejected, still is. By "wondering" is signified to be amazed; by "them that dwell upon the earth" are signified those who are of the church, here those who are of that religious persuasion, as above (n. 721); "whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world," signifies those who do not believe in the Lord, and are not in doctrine from the Word; all since the establishment of the church, here since the establishment of this religious persuasion (n. 588, 589); and these are no others than they who aspire to domination over heaven and over the earth. By "the beast which was and is not, but yet is," is signified that the Word, so rejected, still is. It is manifest from this, that by "they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast which was and is not, but yet is," is signified the amazement of those who are of that religious persuasion all who since its establishment have aspired at domination over heaven and earth, that the Word, though it has been thus rejected, still is. For all who aspire at domination over the holy things of the church and over heaven, hate the Word, because they hate the Lord; if not in the mouth, still in the heart. That it is so, few know in the world, because they are then in the body; but it is made manifest after death, when everyone is in his spirit. Hence it is that they wonder that the Word still is, though it has been so rejected; as was said above (n. 734). The reason that the Word still is, is because it is Divine, and the Lord is in it.736.
Verse 9. Here is the mind that hath wisdom, signifies that this is the interpretation in the natural sense, but for those who are in the spiritual sense from the Lord. "Here is the mind" signifies that this is the understanding and interpretation of those things that were seen: "that hath wisdom" signifies for those that are interiorly wise. That the interpretation is in the natural sense for those who are in the spiritual sense, is because the interpretation was made by the angel in the natural sense, and not in the spiritual; for he said that the seven heads of the beast were "seven mountains," and likewise that "they were seven kings;" and that "one of them is, and another is not yet come;" also that the beast "is the eighth, and is of the seven;" besides more things which follow even to the end of the chapter; and these things cannot be understood except by those who are in the spiritual sense from the Lord; this is therefore signified by "having wisdom." The reason that the interpretation was made by the angel in the natural sense, and not in the spiritual, is because the natural sense is the basis, the containant and the support of its spiritual and celestial sense; see The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Sacred Scripture (n. 27-49). Therefore also elsewhere in the Word interpretations are given in the natural sense; and still they cannot be understood interiorly except by the spiritual sense: as may be seen in the prophets, and also in the evangelists, in many places.737.
The seven heads are seven mountains where the woman sitteth upon them (verse 10), and they are seven kings, signifies the Divine goods and Divine truths of the Word, upon which the Roman Catholic religious persuasion is founded, destroyed in time, and at length profaned. Since the Word is signified by "the scarlet beast," and therefore the goods of love and the truths of wisdom therein are signified by his "heads," on this account the quality of the Word as to these two with those that are meant by "Babylon," is here described, the Divine good of love there by "mountains," and the Divine truth there by "kings." That the goods of love are signified by "mountains," may be seen (n. 336, 339, 714); and that the truths of wisdom are signified by "kings" (n. 20, 664, 704), and that by "the head," when the Lord is spoken of, the Divine love of His Divine wisdom and the Divine wisdom of His Divine love are signified (n. 47, 538, 568); and that by "seven" is signified all and complete; and that it is said of holy things (n. 10, 391, 657); and that by "the woman" is signified the Roman Catholic religious persuasion (n. 723). Hence now by "the seven heads are seven mountains where the woman sitteth upon them," are signified the Divine goods and the Divine truths of the Word, upon which the Roman Catholic religious persuasion is founded. The reason is, that the whole Word is profaned and adulterated by that religious persuasion, see above (n. 717, 719-721, 723, 728-730).  It is said to have been profaned in time, since in the beginning the Word was holy to them; but as they saw that they could dominate by the holy things of the church, they receded from the Word, and acknowledged their own edicts, precepts, and statutes as of equal, but really of superior holiness; and at length they transferred all the Lord's authority to themselves, not leaving anything. It is from their first state, when they held the Word holy, that Lucifer, by whom is meant Babel (n. 717), was called "Son of the morning;" but it is on account of their later state, that "he was let down into hell" (Isa. 14:5). But more may be seen on this subject in the Angelic Wisdom concerning the Divine Providence (n. 257). It may seem as if by "the seven mountains where the woman sitteth" is meant Rome; because that is built upon seven mountains, from which also it is named. But although Rome is meant, since the throne and tribunal of that religious persuasion is there, nevertheless by "the seven mountains" the Divine goods of the Word, and thence of the church, profaned, are here signified; for the number seven adds nothing else but what is holy, here what is profaned, as the same number does elsewhere; as where are mentioned: Seven spirits before the throne of God (Rev. 1:4). Seven candlesticks, in the midst of which was the Son of man (Rev. 1:13; 2:1). Seven stars (Rev. 2:1; 3:1). Seven lamps of fire before the throne (Rev. 4:5). Seven seals, with which the book was sealed (Rev. 5:1). Seven horns and seven eyes of the Lamb (Rev. 6:6). Seven angels with seven trumpets (Rev. 8:2). Seven thunders (Rev. 10:3-4). Seven angels having seven plagues in vials (Rev. 15:1, 6-7). In like manner here that the scarlet beast had "seven heads"; and that "the seven heads were seven mountains," and likewise were "seven kings."738.
Five have fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he is come, he must remain a short time, signifies that all the Divine truths of the Word have been destroyed, except this one, that all authority in heaven and in earth was given to the Lord; and except another, which has not yet come into question; and when it does, it will not remain; which is, that the Lord's Human is Divine. By "five" is not signified five, but all the rest; here all the rest of the Divine truths of the Word, which are signified by "kings." For numbers in Revelation, and in the Word generally, signify the quality of the things with which they are connected. They are like certain adjectives united with substantives, or like certain predicates adjoined to subjects; as may be seen from the numbers two, three, four, six, seven, ten, twelve, a hundred and forty-four, explained above. Here therefore "five" signifies all the rest, because "seven" signifies all the holy things of the Word; and it follows that "one is," and that "the other is to come"; and thus that there are two out of them all which remained. From which it is manifest, that by "five have fallen" is signified that all the rest have been destroyed. They are said "to fall," because kings are spoken of, who fall by the sword. By "one is" nothing else is signified but this Divine truth, that all power in heaven and on earth was given to the Lord according to the words of the Lord Himself (Matt. 28:18; John 13:3; 17:2-3, 10), as may be seen above (n. 618). That this one has not been destroyed is because otherwise they could not claim to themselves dominion over all things of the church and the Word and over heaven.  By "the other who is not yet come, and when he cometh must remain but a short time," is signified the Divine truth which has not yet come in question, and when it does, will not remain with them, which is, that the Lord's Human is Divine. It is said that "it must remain but a short time," because this is according to the Divine Providence, spoken of above (n. 686). That it is a Divine truth that the Lord's Human is Divine, may be seen in The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord, from beginning to end. But the reason that it has not yet come in question, is, because, after they had transferred to themselves all the Lord's power, they could not acknowledge the Lord's Human as Divine, because it would then be said by the laity and the common people that they had transferred Divine power to themselves, and thus that the Pontiff himself was God, and his ministers were gods. But that this will yet come in question, may be evident from the fact that it is here foretold in Revelation.  That they have seen this other truth, which is that the Lord's Human is Divine, though as with closed eyes, is manifest from these things with them, that they say in the Eucharist there is not only the body and blood of the Lord, but also His soul and Divinity; thus that there is omnipresence as well of His Human as of His Divine; and the Human cannot be omnipresent unless it is Divine: also that they say, that Christ as to His body and blood, and at the same time as to His soul and Divinity is in them, and they are in Him by the Eucharist; and this is said of His Human; which cannot be said, because it is not possible, unless His Human is Divine. Besides these things they also say that the saints will reign with Christ, and that Christ is to be adored, and that the saints are to be invoked and venerated; also that Christ is the true Light, and that in Him they live and have merit, and other similar things, which involve the Divinity of His Human. These things are from the Council of Trent and from its bull. Thus, as was said, they may see that truth, but as if with closed eyes.739.
Verse 11. And the beast which was and is not is himself the eighth, and is of the seven, and he goeth into perdition, signifies that the Word, as explained above, is the Divine good itself, and that it is the Divine truth, and that it is taken away from the laity and the common people, lest the profanations and adulterations made in it by their leaders should appear, and they should on that account recede. By "the beast which was and is not" is signified the Word, as before (verse 8); by "his being himself the eighth," here the eighth mountain, is signified that it is the Divine good itself; for by "the seven mountains" the Divine goods of the Word are signified (n. 737); hence by "the beast himself is the eighth" mountain is signified that it is the Divine good itself. Good is also signified by "the eighth;" and as all the goods of the Word among them were profaned, he himself is not said to be of the seven mountains, as he is just said to be of the seven kings, by whom the Divine truths of the Word are signified, not all of which were adulterated (n. 737, 738). From these few things the arcanum may be seen which lies hidden in these words. By "his going into perdition" is signified that it is rejected, as above (n. 734); but because the Word is not so rejected but that it is acknowledged as holy, but is taken away from the laity and the common people lest the profanations of good and the adulterations of truth made in it by their leaders should appear, and the laity should on that account withdraw, therefore this, because it is the cause itself, is signified by "going into perdition." That the Word is the Divine good itself and the Divine truth is because there is in each and every thing of it the marriage of the Lord and the church, and thence the marriage of good and truth; also because there is in every thing of it a celestial sense and a spiritual sense; and in the celestial sense it is the Divine good, and in the spiritual sense it is the Divine truth; and these are in the Word, because the Lord is the Word; which things are all demonstrated in The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Sacred Scripture, published at Amsterdam.740.
Verse 12. And the ten horns 740-1 are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, signifies the Word as to power from the Divine truths with those who are in the kingdom of France, and are not so much under the yoke of the Papal dominion, with whom however there has not yet been formed a church thus separated from the Roman Catholic religious persuasion. That these things are said of those who are in the kingdom of France may be evident from the series of things in the spiritual sense; for it now treats of the reception of the Word by those who are in the Christian world: the reception of the Word, and the state of the church thence, with the Roman Catholics (verses 9-11); the reception of the Word, and the state of the church thence, with those who are attached to that religious persuasion only as to externals, who are especially in the kingdom of France (verses 12-14). The rest, who indeed profess that religion, but still dissent in various things, are treated of in Verse 15, and the Protestants, or Reformed, who have openly receded from that religion (verses 16-17).  But it can by no means be known that all these are here treated of, unless it is known that the Word is meant by "the scarlet beast," and that the church is according to the reception of the Word. That by the "scarlet beast" is meant the Word, may be seen above (n. 723); and that the church is a church from the Word and according to its understanding, see The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Sacred Scripture (n. 76-79). By "horns," here the horns of the beast, the power of the Word is signified; and by "ten horns" much power, here Divine power, because it is that of the Lord through the Word. That "horns" signify power, and "ten horns" much power, may be seen above (n. 270, 539, 724). That by "kings" are signified those who are in Divine truths from the Word, and abstractly the Divine truths therein (n. 90, 664, 704); and that by "ten" is not meant ten but many and many things (n. 101). By "a kingdom" is signified the church from the Word, because by "kings" are signified those who are in Divine truths from the Word, and abstractly the Divine truths therein. Hence by "they had not yet received a kingdom" is signified with whom there is not yet formed a church, thus separated from the Roman Catholic religious persuasion.  It may be seen from this, that by "the ten horns are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom," is signified the Word as to power from Divine truths with those who are in the kingdom of France, and in some other places; also those who are called Jansenists, and are not much under the yoke of the Papal dominion; with whom, however, there is not yet formed a church thus separated from the Roman Catholic religious persuasion. The church with those in the kingdom of France is said not yet to be separated from the Roman Catholic religious persuasion, because it coheres with it in externals, but not so much in internals. The externals are formalities and the internals are essentials. That they still adhere to it, is because there are so many monasteries there, and because the priesthood there is under the authority of the Pontiff; and these in all formalities are governed according to the Papal edicts and statutes; and hence are still very much in the essentials of that religious persuasion. On which account the church there is not yet separated. This is what is signified by "they have not yet received a kingdom."741.
But they receive authority as kings one hour with the beast, signifies that the Word has power with them, and they by the Word, as if they were in its Divine truths. By "receiving authority with the beast" is signified to have power together with the Word, and thus that the Word has power with them, and they by means of the Word. By "receiving authority" is signified to be strong, and by "the beast," the Word is signified (n. 723); by "as kings" is signified as if they were in Divine truths from the Word. That by "kings" are signified those who are in Divine truths from the Word, and abstractly the Divine truths therein (n. 20, 664, 704, 740); by "one hour" is signified for some time, and also in some degree. From these things it is manifest that by "their receiving power as kings one hour with the beast," is signified that the Word has power with them, and they through the Word, as if they were in its Divine truths. These things are said, because they acknowledge that the Word is divinely inspired, and hence that the church is a church from the Word. But still they do not as yet draw Divine truths from it, except these general ones: that God alone is to be worshiped, and not any man like God; and that the authority given to Peter is not in itself Divine, and yet that it is Divine to open and shut heaven, which is not in any man's own power. These things they confirm in themselves from the Word; but before others, who do not hear the Word, they do it from rationality, which is given by continual influx out of heaven to everyone who wishes to be in truths. That they do not progress further, and draw the doctrinals of faith and life from the Word, is of the Lord's Divine Providence, because they still adhere in externals, or in formalities, to the Roman Catholic religious persuasion; lest truth and falsity should be mixed together, and thence an interior strife should arise, which is like fermentation that produces disturbance.742.
Verse 13. These have one mind, and shall give over their power and authority to the beast, signifies that they acknowledge unanimously that government and dominion over the church are solely through the Word. By "having one mind" is signified to acknowledge unanimously; by "giving power and authority to the beast" is signified to ascribe government and dominion over the church to the Word. The reason that government and dominion over the church are meant, is because the Word, and therefore the church, is treated of. From these things it is manifest, that by "these have one mind, and give their power and authority to the beast," is signified that they unanimously acknowledge that government and dominion over the church are solely through the Word. They indeed acknowledge the Pontiff as the head of the church; but they say that his government and dominion over the church is not like that of the head over the body, but is like one supreme over the body that does not rule and govern from itself, but from God through the Word; and that it is then to be obeyed. Consequently that the interpretation of the Word does not belong to his arbitrary determination alone, as has come to pass; because thus the Divine authority of the Word is perverted and perishes.743.
Daniel declares that God is the one who changes times and seasons and who sets up and deposes kings (Dan 2:21). God declares in the first vision of the book (ch. 2) and in the third vision (ch. 7) that there will be a total of four kingdoms (2:40, 7:17) that control Jerusalem before His kingdom on earth is established and centered there. The four begin with Babylon, the kingdom that conquered Judah and destroyed Jerusalem. It will be followed by the other three. The fourth one will be a divided kingdom (2:41) and eventually out of it will come a weak alliance of 10 kings who ultimately empower Antichrist (Rev 17:13), just before God will establish His Rock in this world.
In the vision of chapter 7, the four kingdoms in control are portrayed as 4 beasts who have 7 heads. The 4 kingdoms tie back to the first vision (ch. 2) and the 7 heads connects to the 7 times of the second vision (ch. 4). Verse 7:23 confirms that the fourth beast is the fourth kingdom. This vision in chapter 7, though, gives special emphasis to the third beast, which has 4 of these 7 heads. This will be the focus of the next vision, but for now the 7 heads echo the 7 times this sequence of kingdoms will have the mind of a beast; i.e., at all times. It will not be until God sets up His kingdom that the government on earth will again be run from the heart.
On the personal spiritual level, the numbers 4 and 7 remind one of the 7 spiritual centers of the body (Chakras) and that the 4th center, the heart chakra, see chart [ chakras ] is the key to not operating exclusively from the needs of the lower 4 centers and thereby solely expressing the beast aspect of our beings. One way to achieve balance is to get proper rest. Our Creator has made it a law that we rest one day a week, the Sabbath. If it is so important, it must have an impact on who we become. When we push ourselves or are pushed too long beyond normal, we do tend to become beastly. Our pace of life and the way we treat each other daily is the core of who we become.
The vision of chapter 7 is also where the concept of the Antichrist, the little horn, is introduced. He is a king to come out of the fourth kingdom, right after the alliance of 10 kings, and he will subdue three of these ten. (Note: The 10 kings of this vision parallel the 10 toes of the first vision.) The Antichrist is the one who would think to change the time and the seasons, that which God does. He will rule for 3½ years (time, times and half time). We are assured that his kingdom will be taken away and given to God’s people.
Edgar Cayce tells us:
Seven angels, seven vials of seven plagues,
Literal: John is shown seven angels each of whom holds a vial containing a plague which they pour upon the Earth one at a time. John then sees a woman sitting on a seven-headed beast with ten horns. The woman wears on her forehead the name Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. John is told the seven heads symbolize the seven mountains on which the woman sits and the ten horns symbolize ten kings. These make war against the lamb and the lamb conquers.
John is seeing within the soul of humanity, the collective unconscious, that the souls of individuals are purified and tested on seven levels of consciousness symbolized by the seven plagues being poured out by the seven angels. When all seven levels of consciousness have been purified, then and only then can a person control the physical, mental, and spiritual forces within his body.
Physical diseases arise from the misuse of the forces and self-gratification of the flesh, wars against universal truth. This brings about conflict in the world against groups and governments. The end of the seven ordeals comes when humanity's social institutions and concepts collapse, leaving universal truth to be realized.
The Prostitute of Babylon symbolizes humanity's desire lust for riches and gratification of the flesh. The beast it rides on are man-made ideas stemming from self-gratification. It is explained to John that these forces have taken control of the seven spiritual centers of the human body, thereby becoming possessed and ruled. However, as the highest forces of evolving humanity overcome the forces of self, even the ten basic urges of the body, symbolized by the ten horns, will in time fulfill the divine pattern. As the divine nature in humanity becomes less realized, society is destroyed by its own hand through self-gratification.
The work "chakra" comes from the Sanskrit language of India and translated, means "wheel." Indians believe the body contains seven main chakras, arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head. These chakras are thought of as spinning vortexes of energy, thus wheels of light.
Each chakra is associated with particular functions within the body and with specific life issues and the way we handle them, both inside ourselves and in our interactions with the world. Chakras can be thought of as sites where we receive, absorb, and distribute life energies. Through external situations and internal habits, a chakra can become either deficient or excessive, and imbalanced.
The lower chakras focus on details such as our home, family, and emotions, while the upper chakras focus on the spiritual aspect of our lives. All of the chakras affect one another and work together.
Each chakra is associated with:
Click the links below to get basic information about the seven chakras and some suggestions on how to bring them into balance by using Hatha Yoga. By balancing our chakras, we also balance our lives.
The Sanskrit name for the 7th chakra is "Sahasrara", meaning "thousandfold." The 7th chakra is represented by a 1000-petaled lotus, which symbolizes the infinite nature of this chakra, connecting us with the Divine.
The 7th chakra is located at the crown of the head and serves as the crown of the entire chakra system, symbolizing the highest state of enlightenment. The function of the 7th chakra is connection with the infinite. In art, Christ is depicted with a halo around his head. This could represent the awakened spirituality of the 7th chakra.
The element of the 7th chakra is thought/cosmic consciousness. The mind creates our belief systems that control our thoughts and actions.
Gland/part of body associated with the 7th chakra:
The 7th chakra is sometimes associated with the color violet, but it is usually referred to as the color white, a combination of all colors. This is in line with the chakra also being a culmination of all the other chakras.
Excessiveness in the 7th chakra appears as being overly intellectual.
Deficient energy manifests as difficulty thinking for yourself, apathy, spiritual skepticism and materialism.
Meditation is the yogic practice best for the 7th chakra. Meditation clears and quiets the mind, in preparation for experiencing the DivineThe Eighth Chakra
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The first of the spiritual chakra, numbered eight, sits above the 7th chakra about two feet. It is the energy center of divine love, of spiritual compassion and spiritual selflessness. It also is the chakra that holds your karmic residue -- those energy patterns that you have held on to for more than one lifetime. When the eighth center begins to open up and expand, a new spiritual awareness begins to take shape. The individual begins to sense himself or herself as part of a larger community of people. This chakra is the gateway to other ideas, concepts and and abilities. This center enables the individual to achieve out of body projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth. They go beyond the mundane and are concerned with healing of the planet and the self in regards to the Universe and ALL-THAT-IS.
Now, you may not understand why this center holds your karmic residue, so let's explore this a bit, as when I get into the healing aspect of this chakra you will need to understand its significance. This center is the gateway to your Self as it expands past the planet. Thus, this chakra is the last energy center that holds anything human within it. It, therefore, becomes the temple of human cleansing and the releasing of patterns that are lifetimes old and worn out. These patterns are the last of what holds you to the reincarnation system and your humanness and keeps you from uniting with higher powers, beings, and ideas. When this center opens up, you not only begin to take on an awareness to this larger community of energies, but you begin to shed those patterns that have kept you rooted to the planet. This shedding is a natural process, as once this center is awakened, the individual is ready to let go of his/her humanity and grasp onto something larger, much more wonderful, and infinitely divine.
Because of this strong karmic connection, when this center opens, it is not without its duress. How much friction is encountered will depend on what the individual has to let go of. It is said that once you open the door to spirit you are forever changed and can't go back. Well the opening of this chakra and all its goodies is where this saying comes from. Once this chakra opens, you become aware of yourself as part of the universe and not just a part of your small corner of the world. You start to become aware of information on new levels of awareness and intuition. You have to let go of those old outworn human ideas about yourself and the planet, this is the first shock, and how you handle this depends on who you are and how well you take to change.
Also, at the same time that you have to deal with all this new information about yourself and the universe, you have to deal with new psychic abilities. (Though I dislike the term psychic. Spiritual abilities would be a much better term.) These new abilities and awarenesses can make you feel alienated and ungrounded from the planet, for a time, until the natural ground in the Foot Chakra opens up and reseats the individual. For this reason, a good Foot Chakra cleansing would be a great way to help a person that is exhibiting the eighth center coming alive.
Now because karma is involved here, any kind of healing that can bring out and clear past life trauma or patterns will help the individual. However, keep in mind that as soon as you do clear away any of these old patterns, the individual will experience an acceleration in spiritual abilities. It would be a good idea, in a week or so, after such a healing, that you follow up with a Foot Chakra clearing, to facilitate the passing of these more intense energies. As this chakra clears the individual will pass much more spiritual energy very quickly and is apt to become overwhelmed easily.
Let's deal with some of the more specifics of this chakra. A good healing mantra to use with this center would be the phrase MA-AH-ZOD. This phrase can help to clear karmic residues out of this center. Focusing or chanting this phrase to yourself while doing a healing, will assist you in pulling the energy down that you need to process the chakra. Another mantra for this chakra is DEE-EE-OH. This mantra helps the chakra to open and become more aware of these new spiritual energies that are passing through it.
Mantras are very important when working with these spiritual energy centers because a mantra will unlock the energy needed to complete a healing on these levels. When you heal these spiritual centers, your lower chakras (zero to seven) become grounding points and are not specifically used to shape or invoke the needed energy. Except, perhaps, the heart chakra and a bit of the crown chakra. The heart chakra can awaken slightly, in this kind of healing, if need be, to transmute any spiritual-negativity (karmic waste) that may leak down in the process. The crown chakra remains slightly active to serve as a portal through which your body-bound consciousness can reach up to these spiritual centers.
The eighth chakra does have a color associated to it and it is what you consider to be ultraviolet light. Unfortunately you are unable to see what ultraviolet light looks like (at least not with your conventional vision). However, to give you a way to perceive ultraviolet light in a mundane sense, you could imagine a very deep violet light being interpenetrated with spiraling bands of green in it.
All chakras possess a certain number of vortices. But, the actual number of vortices that the upper chakras possess is a bit of a tricky matter, as they are not as set-in-stone as in the lower chakras. However, I will give you a guide to follow here. The eighth chakra can have anywhere from 6000 to 10,000 spokes. The actual number will depend on how open that chakra is. For example, a barely-functioning eighth chakra will have 6000 of these vortices. A fully open one will have nearly 10,000. The more open the chakra, the faster the chakra spins and the greater number of vortices that will be visible (assuming that you could count these spokes, if you could see them, that is).
The odd numbered twin for the 8th chakra is the 7th. It is in the 7th chakra that the programs to be used by the 8th reside. The 7th center traditionally is the chakra that connects you to your higher self and to divinity. In a sense this is true as the 7th center contains the guide to what you need to do to connect with these higher energies and to evolve yourself. Now, it isn't actually until the 8th chakra begins to open up and become active that the individual can avail himself/herself of these programs and of the ability to ascend. Until then, the programs remain dormant and the individual will sense a kind of connection to the divine through the 7th Chakra, but the reality of it will seem vague at best. This vague quality to divinity is the reason why, when a person finally does open up the 8th center, a true sense of divinity sets in. The reality of what was once a vague notion now becomes a full-blown reality -- often just as real as the physical one. Confusion often follows, because the individual's reality is now much larger. What was fake is now real, and the physical world will seem a bit smaller.
It's tough to spot a problem with the 8th chakra, if that chakra is remaining closed due to some fear, as the individual will otherwise seem healthy, from a physical standpoint. However, if a person is trying to evolve past the human condition, but for some reason cannot, the 8th center is being held closed by some fear. For example, let's say a person desires to learn how to out of body travel, or, perhaps, they want to learn how to become more lucid in dreams, or, maybe, they want to develop the healing gifts. However, no matter how hard this person tries, he or she is unable to accomplish his or her spiritual goal. These are clear signs that the person wants to and is trying to ascend, but the 8th chakra is remaining closed. Anytime an individual reaches to develop some extraordinary ability, an ability that goes beyond themselves or others or puts them into contact with the divine community, it shows that the person is ready to advance and open up these higher centers. If a real fear exists here, the 8th chakra will remain closed, and it may be necessary to go in and pull that fear out, so that the chakra can open up and the ascending individual can expand. A good 8th chakra clearing can be just the thing to help here, especially, if the healer doing the clearing already has several of the spiritual chakra awakened.
Please note that it is not a good idea for a person with a closed 8th chakra to try to open up that center in another individual. If it could be done, there could be adverse effects. Suffice it to say that anyone that has healing abilities, out of body capability, clairvoyance, or even in- depth dream recall, most likely has a functioning 8th chakra and will be able to do work on this chakra. It is possible, however, to open up your own 8th chakra, if it is closed, by using the given mantras. Then, you may be able to open up another person's 8th chakra.
Now, when the 8th chakra opens up, so too dos some spiritual abilities. How many of these abilities and to what degree will vary from individual to individual. Clairvoyance, out of body travel, advanced dream-recall capabilities, healing gifts, telepathy, even empathy are all abilities that this center is responsible for activating. Naturally, the programming for this stuff sits in the 7th center. So, if there is a problem with any one of these abilities but not the others, then you may have to look at the 7th chakra for the cause. However, keep in mind that when a person's 8th center begins to open, they may only see a glimmer of these abilities. They may not become full blown until the 9th, 10th, 11th, and even the 12th chakras are open. In other words, when the individual's 8th chakra awakens, they will only experience these abilities but not have any great control over them, and their surfacing may be sporadic at best. For example, when the 8th chakra opens a person may start to have out of body travels and be able to even comand them. However, advanced out of body travel skills like traveling out of the solar system, travel backward or forward in time past 200 years will not show themselves until the 12th chakra begins to open.
The treatment here is to advise the individual that they are not going crazy, but that latent abilities are just starting to open. Advise them to look at these new gifts as a kind of cool game and to play with them in a very simple manner. Clearing fear out of the 8th chakra can help greatly for the person, if these abilities seem to be causing any great duress.
Also, the 8th chakra holds much karmic residue. The newly ascending individual will have to shed some of this karma, so that the other centers can awaken. Helping the individual to understand that they may be dealing with karmic issues and that these issues should be dealt with can release much tension, fear, or even the karma itself. Again, a good clearing of the 8th chakra will help greatly here, especially if the karma that has to be cleared is very old repaid karma that just is lying around, as is often the case. This karma would naturally clear over time, but that clearing process can be quickened by a professional healer or by doing personal work on the 8th chakra.
CHAKRA WRITINGS ON
CHAKRAS. . . GLANDS
Head Centre. . . Pineal Gland
Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
". . . The lowest "Chakra," which is the base of the spine, is the focus of lust and passion in the spiritually unawakened individual. This is the negative aspect. In the "awakened," it is the positive focus of Purity. The Elohim in charge of that "Chakra" is the Elohim of Purity; the Archangel Who would pour His radiation of the Resurrection Flame through it is Gabriel and the Ascended master is Serapis Bey. The Ray that influences this "Chakra" is the Fourth.
Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
The Central "chakra," located at the spleen, is the focus of anger, malice, hatred and even mild dislike in its negative aspect. Its positive activity is the power of Invocation. The Elohim in charge of this centre is Arcturus; its Archangel Zadkiel and its Chohan Saint Germain. The Ray that influences this "Chakra" is the Seventh.
Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power.
Hilarion is Chohan of the Fifth Ray, the green ray, of truth, science, vision and prosperity. He works with souls to help them gain mastery in the third-eye chakra and green-ray qualities, including healing and the science of holding the immaculate concept. (The immaculate concept is any pure thought held by one person on behalf of another.) The Fifth Ray is related to the third-eye chakra while the ray's color is an emerald green. With regards to this area of work, Hilarion's influence is not solely healing, but also includes music and science and focused 'vision' through the perceptions of the third-eye. One source adds that Hilarion often works with the Archangel Raphael, who similarly serves on the Fifth Ray.
The "Chakra" at the Solar Plexus is the focus of greed, gluttony, covetousness and fear in its negative aspect. That is why you feel "struck" in the solar plexus when you are suddenly fearful. The positive aspect of this "Charka" is Peace and this focus is that over which I am in charge as the Elohim of Peace. The Archangel Who radiates through this centre is Uriel and the Ascended Master is Our Beloved Nada. When this "Chakra" has been completely purified and you hold the Solar Plexus in a wholly controlled manner, feeling the radiation of Ascended Master Peace from My Own humble Self, Uriel and nada, then you will have complete protection against both fear and the destructive desires of others of mankind; as well as complete protection from the "grasping" nature of your own physical appetites. The Ray on this "Chakra" is the Sixth.
There seems to be a correlation between Kali and the harlot of Revelation 17 (see "tamasisk" link). The harlot is associated with "ten horns" in Revelation 17:3 and 17:16. The thought came that the ten horns may be related to the proposed third chakra crop formations, and to the "Gematrian Wheel." A "frequency" or "vibration" may be suggested, in terms of the tangents of the numbers, which are similar to those of a sine wave. See: related crop formations: http://www.greatdreams.com/crpchk2.htm
As pointed out in Joe Mason's article, Humanity On The Pollen Path, various parts of the Bible, such as Revelation 11:11, suggest a time cycle involving "three and a half" out of seven, which seems related to universal elementary ideas relating to the chakra system and its midpoint.
Weighing of the Heart
The idea is that humanity has been on a path that corresponds to the consciousness levels of the chakras. A great change comes at the "3 1/2" midpoint, the fourth chakra, or heart chakra. This may be indicated by the twelve stars of the Woman With Child in Revelation 12, and by the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21, which has twelve angels, gates jewels, and pearls.
Air, Social identity, oriented to self-acceptance This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness
The "Chakra" at the heart, in its negative aspect, represents lethargy, sloth and laziness. If your heart is not in a thing, you do not give it much of your life. The positive radiation of this centre, of course, is that of pure, selfless, Divine Love. Its Elohim is the Lady Master Rowena. (formerly was Paul the Venetian) The Ray is the Third.
Sound, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language.
The "Chakra" at the throat is the power centre of the body where, in it negative aspect, rests envy and the desire for personal power. Its positive activity is the power to create perfection by the doing of God's Will and, the Elohim in charge here is Hercules; the Archangel is Lord Michael and the Chohan is Beloved El Morya. The Ray in charge here is the First.
Light, Archetypal identity, oriented to self-reflection This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us "see the big picture
The "Chakra" in the forehead is the focus of the power of reason and its negative aspects manifest as pride and intellectual arrogance. It is the place where doubt is allowed to enter the mind. Its positive aspect is, visualized in early mythology, as the "all-seeing eye" of God and the power of Concentration. The Elohim Whose name is Vista, known as "Cyclopea" is the one in charge of this centre. The Archangel in charge of this "Chakra" is Beloved Raphael Who is the Archangel of Concentration and Consecration. No lifestream will consecrate himself to anything until both his mind and heart such endeavors. The Ascended Master Hilarion represents that focus also. That is why, as Saint Paul (Saul of Tarsus), He had the tremendous mental development of the Fifth Ray (the Ray of which He is today in charge).
Thought, Universal identity, oriented to self-knowledge This is the crown chakra that relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.
Thank God that the "crown-centre" of the body, at the very top of the head, has not been touched destructively and there is no negative vibration there. In most people, this centre is completely undeveloped but, in the earnest student, when the attention is rhythmically turned to his own "I AM" Presence, anchored in his own heart, this centre begins to throb and eventually forms an aureole or halo of light about the head. Finally it comes to the point where, with the inner sight at first, you can see a blazing halo of living light around the head of the student. This is the "Chakra" presided over by the Beloved Cassiopea, the Elohim of Illumination; its Archangel is Beloved Jophiel, and its Chohan Lanto (having succeeded Kuthumi). Of course His Ray is that of Illumination, the Second Ray, and all who start upon the Spiritual Path first come under the direction and instruction of Beloved Lanto. ("The Seven Mighty Elohim Speak," p. 214 p.p.)The number seven is often used in the Revelation: the seven golden lamp-stands (Rev 1,12-20), the mystery of the seven stars (Rev 1,16-20), the seven seals (Rev 7 and 8), the seven letters addressed to the seven churches (Rev 2 and 3), the seven trumpets (Rev 8,6 and 11,15), the seven thunders (Rev 10,3-4), the seven kings (Rev 17,9), the seven heads of the Beast (Rev 13,1), the seven plagues of the seven bowls (Rev 15,5), etc. "Bush of thorn", during one of her visions, has understood that the seven lamps and the standard lamps mentioned in the Revelation, represented the seven principal Churches or Beliefs systems.
Rev 6: v17 - For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?" - When Jesus comes again he will come with wrath for the world, it is 'the great day of their wrath', Psa 110:5, Isa 13:9, Zep 1:14 ff., Rom 2:5. It is a unique day, (Zech 14:7), who can stand on the day of his wrath? Malachi and Joel posed the same question: Mal 3:2 'But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears?' Joel 2:11 'The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?' So does Nahum 1:16. The answer to 'who can stand' is given in the next section of the 144,000 sealed, (especially 7:9) see also 1 Thes 1:10 in which it is Jesus who rescues us from the coming wrath. God's wrath also occurs in the seventh trumpet, Rev 11:18; on those who worship the beast, 14:10; when the grapes are harvested into the winepress of God's wrath, 14:19; with the seven bowls, 15:1; the destruction of Babylon, 16:19; the rider on the white horse, 19:15.
The seven donations of the spirit of Yahweh: Wisdom, Insight, Counsel, Power, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of God. (Is 11,2-3)
The light of the seven days. (Is 30,26)
Ecclesiasticus, chapter 17 verse 5, enumerates 7 senses in the human being that are, in addition to the five known senses, the intelligence and the word (Si 17,5). This verse does not appear in the Bible of Jerusalem. We find it however in some Greek manuscripts.
In Mt 25,35-36, Jesus enumerates six charitable actions that will be considered in the last Judgment for man salvation: to visit invalids, to quench the thirsty, to feed the hungry, to repurchase the captives or to visit prisoners, to dress those who are naked and to welcome foreigners.
In psalms it is written: "Seven times a day I praise you for your upright judgments" (Ps 119,164) and again "which comes from the earth seven times refined" (Ps 12,7). The psalmist also talks about the seven clamours of God that appear in the celestial phenomena.
The seven psalms of penitence: 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, 142.
The Leviticus prescribes a penitence of seven years for each sin.
The seven lamps and the seven
The seven lamps and the seven nozzles on the golden standard lamp, in the vision of Zechariah. (Zech 4,2)
Zechariah speaks about the seven eyes of God which supervise all the peoples of the earth. (Zech 4,10)
The seven steps of the staircase of the southern porch of the temple of Ezekiel. (Ez 40,26)
The candlestick of Hebrews has seven branches.
Balaam erected seven altars. (Nb 23,4)
There are seven patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David.
There are seven feast days of Tabernacles. (Lv 23,34)
The feast of the Dedication of the temple of Solomon succeeded immediately at the one of the Tabernacles and lasted seven days.
The seven priests carrying seven trumpets, during the catch of Jericho, have to walk, the seventh day, seven times around the city. (Jos 6,11-16)
The friends of Job remained near him during seven days and seven nights to comfort him.
The construction of the Temple built by Solomon lasted seven years - 4th year to 11th year of his reign. It contained three squares and seven enclosures. (1 K 6,38)
Seven times, Elisha laid down on the child, and brought him back to life. (2 K 4,35)
The Lord prescribed to eat during seven days the unleavened breads. (Ex 12,15)
It takes seven days for the consecration of Aaron and his sons, and the altar. (Ex 29,35-37)
The Jewish year began in joy with the New Moon of the seventh month, the day of Trumpets.
During six years, you will sow the earth, and you will collect the product of it. But the seventh, you will let it to rest in fallow. (Ex 23,10-11)
The seven thin and fat cows, as well as the seven full and empty corns, seen in dream by the Pharaoh and interpreted by Joseph as being seven abundance years and seven years of famine. (Gen 41,17)
On the seventh day, the Sabbath, God rested. (Gen 2,2)