THE CUT AND BANDED TREE
THE BARKED TREE
by Dee Finney
and Joe Mason
THE DREAMS ARE PRESENTED FIRST
FOLLOW THE NUMBERS TO THE ANALYSIS
1-31-02 - DREAM - I was living and working in a place that was a combination of businesses owned by the Jewish Judge. He was in process of hiring 4 new guys to work in his garage, which was furnished 1/2 with exercise equipment, and the other half which was a car repair place, but was empty at the moment.
He wasn't there when the 4 unemployed men arrived, so I began the interview process myself. Then the Judge arrived with three other authoritative-looking men, all about 7 feet tall and he took over the interview and told them to report back at 7:00 a.m. the next day. There was a slight discussion to make sure that 7:00 a.m. was okay with everyone. I always got up at 5 a.m. so it was okay with me.
At the same time, we were getting an 18 wheeler big rig to go somewhere, however an injunction had been obtained so that we couldn't pull the truck over the property line. So 24 blonde people who all looked alike, with ropes/lariats over their arms had been hired to unload all the boxes off the truck, walk out into the street and reload all the boxes onto a truck that was already in the street. There was no law against that and nobody could stop us.
I walked out of the garage to go get dressed, and all I had to hide and protect myself on top was a large piece of green cloth and I was dressed normally from the waist down. As I left the garage which had 3 cars parked in it, other people were moving the cars in a certain order, otherwise they would get bumped and scratched. The order it was done was most important.
Outside, I saw new blue and white paint being sprayed on the building by my son Thomas who was suspended near the top of the building by a rope. His two sons were helping out. The apron of the garage was spray painted sky blue, and the side of the building was white.
Across the street on a building had been spray painted - the whole permit for this move was spray painted in Hebrew, very formally, including the number of the permit (a long number). Next to the permit was a clock with the time that said 11:11.
I then went to a different part of the garage where all the stuff was being repacked. All of the dinner dishes were in a box, but it seemed to me the box was too thin to support heavier boxes on top of it. There was a lot of dark-wood antique furniture standing around, which had been dismantled. I wouldn't take anything that didn't have all the pieces ready to re-assemble.
One table was made like a debarked tree stump. Part of the table top was in pieces. On two of the three pieces were there. It wasn't broken in straight lines - the table top had been made from 3 grandly scrolled pieces of wood held together like a great puzzle. My son Ken was there and I suggested he take the 1/3rd of the table top that was 1/2 moon shaped. It had U.S.A stickers on it, with red, white, and blue flags. That was going with us.
2-1-02 - VISION - I saw a note: A study of the 200 - 400- 600 and the manifestation of __________ (couldn't remember what was going to be manifested)
2-2-02 - DREAM - Joe and I were driving north through California and we stopped the car to get out and stretch our legs. We went around a corner on the path to the right and came across a deep canyon cut out of red rock. We were right on the brink of the canyon and I looked to the right and there was a brand new - never driven on - concrete bridge span across the canyon. It had no railings and no wires, or pillars, it was a single concrete span - brilliant white, gleaming in the sun. I was astounded to see this.
I told Joe, I didn't know this was here. He said, "You can see it if you go up highway 3__ (16?) It was so breathtaking, I could hardly believe it was there. I blinked my eyes and it was gone like it as in a different dimension. . Still I could remember it so clearly and we went home and I was telling people about the white bridge over the canyon
At the same time, one of the visitors named Geri whose husband is named Daniel was telling her husband that they only had 70 days to get ready to go somewhere. Everything she picked up and ate, caused a huge green stain around her mouth and on her tongue - it was various shades of green. I could hardly look at her. I picked up something green too, which looked like an overripe cucumber and just threw it into the garbage.
I just wanted to remember the bridge.
2-2-02 - DREAM - I went out on the front porch and I saw a huge black cloud coming up in the east. I said to Joe - "That's where the Water Treatment Plant is." I could see the black cloud going up with tremendous speed and the cloud was billowing up to the north - there the smoke met with a regular white cloud in the sky where the smoke merged with the cloud and it became a cloud of black and white geometric shapes. It was quite remarkable to see.
Then a work crew showed up in front of the house and they started working on tree that was barely more than a few years old. They were bending the branches all the way to the ground, tying ropes to them, banding them and letting them spring back up again.
There were many smaller broken branches lying on the ground as well, which they had trimmed off. A whole crowd of people and kids was gathering to watch the smoke and the work on the tree.
I saw that our daughter was among them. I knew she was enjoying herself, but she was way too young to run around unattended. So I grabbed her and picked her up and carried her back to the house, promising we would sit on the porch and watch. I went into the house with her to look for a chair I could take out on the porch to sit on.
There were so many people in the house, I could hardly find anything to sit on. There were little plants growing everywhere, including on benches I might have been able to sit on. I finally found an odd shaped tricycle made out of wood for the daughter to sit on, so I picked it up to carry it out to the porch.
As I was walking through the house, one of the young men said, "Hey! There is a real estate lady on the phone..." I answered, "Tell her I need a house twice as big."
I heard Joe laughing . "That's what my mother always used to say."
I then went out on the porch which was an indoor/outdoor type of room. This room all by itself was larger than the whole house was. It was like I was seeing it for myself for the first time and I was astounded. The north wall had a tremendous set of dishes which were all cobalt blue. I don't know how many place settings there were. It stretched all the way across the room in 5 tiers like an upsidedown pyramid for at least 100 feet.
I carried the child who was now more of an infant and went and sat on the couch near to where Joe and another man were sitting and talking by a window facing south. I sat next to a young man on the sofa and the baby seemed like she was tired so I took a small tan blanket to wrap around her and sat down. I sat there, watching Joe and the other man talk and saw all the old wooden antiques sitting on the window sill.
The baby started to point out which direction the wall with the cobalt blue dishes was. She said, "That is Oklahoma, and that way - (toward the smoke) is Morgan." I knew that wasn't right, and I said, "That is Oklahoma (north) and that is 76th St. (east)
THE FOUR HORNS AND THE FOUR SMITHS
By Joe Mason:
In the Navaho sand painting from the Time-Life book, Indians of the West. The sand painting shows the gods of the four directions. The shape in the center is quite like the center illustration in my drawing above, the pyramid shape. Each of the triangles in my illustrations have the "Y" shape inside the triangle, following the Barbury Castle crop formation design. In the sand painting above, each of the four gods is holding a "Y" - shaped "charm."
Each of the gods also holds a counterclockwise Swastika. Prior to my study of ancient symbols, I had a dream of a counterclockwise Swastika. Energy was flowing from the center, out into the arms. A voice said,
I later found Swastikas in The Sacred Symbols of Mu. Five illustrations on page 78 show how the swastika evolved from the cross. In this case, the Swastika is counterclockwise. James Churchward wrote that the arms of the Swastika are formed by glyphs called "Builder." These "L" - shapes are "two-sided squares," like the tool used by carpenters, masons, and other craftsmen. It was called a Mason's Square by the Masonic brotherhood. Four of the glyphs in the form of the Swastika indicate "the Four Great Builders of the Universe."
The two-sided square glyph is on many of Niven's Mexican tablets. In ancient Egypt it became a symbol of justice and uprightness. In the Book of the Dead and in various Egyptian papyrii, the seats of the gods and goddesses are composed of the two-sided square. It was a symbol of the god Ptah. Two of his titles were "The Divine Artificer" and "The Divine Builder."
Another type of Swastika was composed of four curved horn-like shapes. Two forms of this type are shown on page 225, one from the Mound Builders and the other from Niven's tablet number 1231. These two are clockwise Swastikas, which indicate moving from west to east. It is a "Good Luck" symbol.
SETH, THE 11:11 AND THE FOUR SMIITHS
Seth and others expressed the importance of dreams. He said the dream realm holds infinite idea potential
that can be manifested into reality. He said that, one day, the dream realm will bring new ideas that will
transform the world. A belief that this is impossible, he said, holds back its manifestation.
Notes on the Demiurge by Dee
b : a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world
THE JEWISH JUDGE -
This name originates from Hebrew and means 'child of the sun' This name was borne by the Jewish Judge and is found in the Old Testament in the book of Judges.
Judging in the Old Testament:
Select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. Exodus 18:21-22
Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. Leviticus 19:15
I charged your judges at that time: Hear the disputes between your brothers and judge fairly, whether the case is between brother Israelites or between one of them and an alien. Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of any man, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it. Deuteronomy 1:16-17
Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for man, but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. 2 Chronicles 19:6-7
Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge uprightly among men? No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. Psalm 58:1-3
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9
Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:15-17
Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them. Isaiah 1:23
Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch men. Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor. Jeremiah 5:26-28
The leaders judge for a bribe, priests teach for a price, and prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the Lord and say, "Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us." Micah 3:11
Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire--they all conspire together. The best of them is like a brier, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. Micah 7:3-4
Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord, she does not draw near to her God. Her officials are roaring lions, her rulers are evening wolves, who leave nothing for the morning . . . the unrighteous know no shame. Zephaniah 3:1-5
THE TWENTY FOUR HELPERS (ELDERS)
The the twenty four elders are mentioned 12 times in the book of Revelation, but it does not
tell us who they are.
The term elder no doubt means one who has greater experience or one who has gone before us.
In the Book of Revelation, they are sitting on thrones and wearing crowns. The crowns (in
Greek is the stephanos) which is the crown of victory. These crowns are permanent, not perishable as the garland
wreath was to the winners of the Greek games when they won their crown of victory.
Rev. 5: 8-9 " And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each on a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying "Worthy art Thou to take the book , and to break its seals; for Thou wast slain, and didst purchase for God with Thy blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
These are possibly the people of earth who have been victorious.
What preparation should we make? The twenty-four elders offer a model. Besides the occasions of speaking to John, the twenty-four elders appear four times in Revelation. They appear in chapters 4, 5, 11, and 19. In three of these places, the elders act in concert with the four beasts.
In chapter 4, the elders, drawing their cue from the four beasts, "fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created" (Revelation 4:10–11).
In chapter 5, the elders sing "a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:9–10).
The elders in chapter 11 worship God, "saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth" (Revelation 11:17–18).
The promise in Revelation 3:21, "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." The key word, "throne," symbolizes rulership. The elders, who themselves sit on thrones surrounding God's throne, share in God's throne.
Besides sharing in God's throne, the twenty-four elders share association with the four beasts. Perhaps these beasts are cherubim, because they are similar to the cherubim in Ezekiel who were guardians of God's glory. Cherubim were also guardians of the garden of Eden and guardians of the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant. Here in Revelation they are guardians, along with the elders, of God's throne, of God's right to rule.
Do you want to prepare for the tribulation? Identify with the elders, study their prayers, and start praying like them.
Meaning : a writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is required to do or to refrain from doing a specified act
The Lord gave an injunction to Moses to explore the land of Canaan:
SO THE EXPLORERS LIED TO THE PEOPLE WHICH MADE THEM ANGRY AT THE LORD. THE LORD HAD PLENTY TO SAY ABOUT THEIR LIES AND TOLD THEM THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GO TO THE PROMISED LAND BECAUSE OF THEIR LIES:
Of the men who went to explore the land, only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.
When Moses reported this to all the Israelites, they mourned bitterly.
TO PUT IT MILDLY, EVEN AFTER THE LORD GAVE THEM ALL KINDS OF PUNISHMENTS AND SACRIFICES, THE PEOPLE GRUMBLED. THE LORD WAS VERY PISSED OFF:
BY THE END OF GOD'S WRATH, OVER 14,000 PEOPLE HAD DIED FROM THE PLAGUE THAT GOD SENT. GOD THEN GAVE THEM NUMEROUS LAWS THEY HAD TO FOLLOW AND STILL THEY LIVED IN POVERTY. GOD THEN TOLD MOSES AND AARON TO GO UP THE MOUNTAIN WHERE HE WOULD DIE. THEY CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN AND AARON DIED.
THE PEOPLE MOURNED AND GOD GAVE THEM MORE LAWS AND SACRIFICES TO FOLLOW. EVENTUALLY THEY WERE ABLE TO GO AND CAMP ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER.
GOD MADE THEM GO TO WAR, AND FINALLY GOD TOLD MOSES HE WAS TO GO UP THE MOUNTAIN AS HE WOULD DIE LIKE HIS BROTHER AARON. THEN THE PEOPLE COULD CROSS THE JORDAN RIVER TO THE PROMISED LAND.
The 11: 11 connection:
200 - 400 - 600 - and Manifestation
In the table below is a comparison of the macrocosm (i.e. the greater universe) with the microcosm (i.e. Humanity) specifically in relation to the planes of their habitation, with the purpose of showing the septenary nature of both entities, and to reveal their intimate interrelationship, and also to emphasise their interdependence.
One of the fundamental premises of the qabalah is the idea that the 22 Hebrew letters are sacred. It is generally understood by qabalists that they were given to Humanity by a divine power. Usually Moses is given credit for receiving the sacred alephbet (or the esoteric meanings of such) from Jehovah on Mount Sinai - along with the Ten Commandments. (See: The Book of Exodus, 34:28-29.) Incidentally, the word 'qabalah' comes from the root 'qbl' meaning 'to receive' in Hebrew, and it is by its study and use in meditation that we are all potentially able to receive divine inspiration, or sacred knowledge from higher levels of intelligence.
The Hebrew alephbet divides numerically into three main groups comprised of units, tens, and hundreds. Within this tripartite scheme the units (i.e. 1 - 9) are the foundational archetypes upon which our creative universe is built. The tens (i.e. 10 - 90) represent the expression of the original archetypes (the units) in microcosmic consciousness (because the appended 0 indicates consciousness). The hundreds (i.e. 100 - 900) symbolize the archetypal units expressed at the level of universal, or collective consciousness (because two 0s appended indicates collective consciousness).
The nine archetypal units represent the basic tools of the divine omnipresent creative Spirit. They establish a basic working environment within which consciousness (the tens) can flourish. As consciousness evolves, the Creation (or Universe) slowly awakens and becomes conscious of itself in the collective sense (i.e. the hundreds become fully manifested, or realized). The whole creative-evolutionary process culminates in the birth of a 'god'.
In the beginning only the first four macrocosmic signs (hundreds) are fully manifest. They are: Qoph-100, Resh-200, Shin-300, and Tav-400. These four glyphs symbolize the 'elemental', primordial (or primitive) consciousness of the universe. They represent the 'autonomic' consciousness of the natural, or physical world. They describe a condition that is the cosmic equivalent to the animal level of awareness on planet Earth.
The five 'missing' macrocosmic signs (hundreds) emerge, or evolve out of five of the microcosmic signs (i.e. the tens). (See the table above). Thus, full universal consciousness is only achieved through the development of the microcosmic units of consciousness that constitute and inhabit its body of manifestation.
In the universal scale the four primary macrocosmic signs parallel the four primordial elements and can be associated with the geometric square shape:
They represent the primordial unconscious expression of the undeveloped universe.
The five secondary macrocosmic signs (called 'finals') correspond with the pentagram of universal consciousness (including collective Human consciousness) that grows out of, and sits atop the square foundation of the elemental universe. They are named and numerically assigned as follows:
These signs represent the growth and development of universal consciousness that proceeds with the parallel evolution of the collective consciousness of Humanity (and all intelligent races in the universe).
See http://matmcveagh.tripod.com/tbp/esoteric/issues/dimensions/astroqab_intro.htm for the rest of the great Tree of Life explanations.
English: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Hebrew: Bereshyt Barah Elohim et Ha Shamaim Vay Et Ha Eretz. Qabalah: BRESYT BRE ELHYM AT HA SM(f)M VY ET HA ER(f)T.
BRESYT is: the principle of containment, Bayt, containing all existences in the cosmos, Raysh, containing its own existence, Aleph, upspringing of intermittent, pulsating spark-of-life, invisible, not thinkable, always new, always present, never in existence, Sheen, vertiginous movement, immeasurable activity transcending conception, the custodian of all possibilities, Yod, projection of life into existence, a fragile fortress of matter, Tav, protecting and enfolding by an immeasurable and tender resistance to destruction.
Thus are introduced the partners who always play against (and for) each other: Aleph springing from its containers and Yod, smitten by the breath of Sheen pressing against all that resists it so as to capture in form that which would not be contained – the fire of life.
The second acronym is BRE, Bayt-Raysh-Aleph. Aleph is often represented by the symbol, E, because Ayn/70 uses the symbol A. Bayt-Raysh-Aleph, BRE, is a repetition of the first three symbols of the first acronym, BRESYT. This repetition gives us a clue as to how this narrative is designed. Repetition itself has a meaning. BRE reintroduces the immense forces of creation again. It depicts a violent, triumphant, exultant affirmation of the creative immanence, a surging, revolving action of perpetual creation giving birth to its own containers.
The third acronym is ELHYM: Aleph-Lammed-Hay-Yod-Mem, 220.127.116.11.40. This is the total process by which Aleph, the timeless, becomes Yod, which is of time and duration. It has been interpreted as, “God.” ELHYM depicts the process that sets into motion the organic function of all living forms. It is critical that you begin to grasp the enormous difference between ELHYM and YHWH, the so-called, “Lord.”
These two formulas, ELHYM/God and YHWH/Lord represent two entirely different processes, since one, YHWH, is the germ of the other, ELHYM, which is the husk. Understanding the difference between these two key acronyms is a major breakthrough to comprehending both the myth and ourselves.
Without translating verbatim the rest of this first verse in Genesis, I will instead sum up the essential elements.
All manifestation of life is two-fold. There is the existence of that which contains and the life of that which is contained. Existence is the husk, whereas life is the germ; internal life and external circumstances. External action is that of the gardener, air, sun and water. Internal life is that of the germ erupting from within, producing the plant, flower and fruit, which contains the next generation of seeds.
This arrangement and interaction of life/germs and existence/husks, are the two players who play against one another, and paradoxically for one another. If they are not thus associated, no game is possible. If Aleph and Yod are not thus affiliated, as Yin to Yang and feminine to masculine, nothing at all would exist. This is the unity in the unified postulate.
The continuing factor is existence; vegetation and the animal kingdoms. In all such existences, the pulsation of creative life – discontinuous and timeless – is so profoundly buried and hidden that it seems to be absent. Indeed, it seems to be absent in inter-stellar space, in the billions and billions of suns where we can neither perceive nor conceive of there being any life. But in one form or another, even in no form at all, even engulfed and hidden, the creative immanence, active or inactive, is there. We witness it both in the awesome movement of the cosmos and in the beauty of nature.
All this is said in the first verse of Genesis, and much more, for the revelation can never be totally divulged in words because of the unfathomable complexity of life. Yet it can be witnessed. We can observe it and know it, through insight and revelation, which is our birthright as human beings. But we must develop these latent potentials.
It took 70 days to cross the River Jordan: Check this out:
THE WHITE BRIDGE
The 11.11 is the bridge our vitality and oneness.
by Uri Geller
The Doorway the 11: 11
This can presently be perceived
An interesting new phenomena occurred on September 11, 2001
"TOKYO (Reuters) - World stock markets plunged on Wednesday as terror attacks in the United States struck
fear into hearts of investors, who also knocked down the dollar as they rushed to safe haven assets such as gold
Sterling is at: http://www.greaterthings.com/News/911/alphabetics.htm
The Egyptians mourned for 70 days at Jacob's death (Gen 50:3)
"To complete the Septuagint (Latin for 70) translation of the Old Testament, tradition says that Jewish scholars labored for 70 days."
Noah's Flood: Finally, concerning the number of days, nowhere is the number 370 found in the story of Noah (or anywhere in the Bible for that matter). This number is arrived at by adding the 150 days that the water prevailed (7:24, which would have to include the forty days and forty nights of rain) to the 150 days that the water receded (8:3) and then counting the days of the drying of the earth (8:13-19, 70 days). God also said that it would rain for the first 40 days and nights (7:4, 12). What 7:17 is saying is that after these forty days the water became deep enough for the boat to float. Notice that the following verses state that it continued getting deeper until it covered the highest mountains (7:19-20). The text does not end the flood here, after the 40 days. Later we read that the water prevailed for 150 days (total) before it began subsiding (7:24-8:1). Then, another 40 days after it began subsiding, Noah sent out a raven (8:6-7). Even this 40 days does not mark the end of the flood because the text mentions at least another 7 days twice (8:10, 12), some time before the final 70 days of the earth's drying began (8:13-19).
Mummification was carried out in special places called "The House of the Dead." The morticians were qualified people who carried on this art. They were outcasts from the rest of the population, since people feared they that carried infections from dead people. The process of mummification took 70 days and was expensive. It was reserved for royalty and nobility.
TERAH - Biblical age, 205
MAHALALEEL is born as Cainan is 70. From the star Procyon rising,
THE CUT AND BANDED TREE
4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.
5 I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in my bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me.
6 So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me.
7 When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers  and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.
8 Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar,
after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.)
10 These are the visions I saw while lying in my bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.
11 The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.
12 Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the beasts
of the field found shelter, and the birds of the air lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.
14 He called in a loud voice: 'Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches.
15 But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass
of the field.
16 Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till
seven times pass by for him.
1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them.
2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them.
3 So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.
4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood
6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his knees knocked together and his legs gave
9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled.
11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your
father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. King Nebuchadnezzar your
father-your father the king, I say-appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.
14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.
15 The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it.
16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems.
If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed
around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom."
19 Because of the high position he gave him, all the peoples and nations and men of every language
dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared;
those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.
21 He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys
and ate grass like cattle; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most
High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone he wishes.
23 Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.
24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
26 "This is what these words mean:
count, count, weigh, divide, equals, times, time, and, half-time
DANIEL:5 relates a story from the royal court of King Belshazzar (the lieutenant, second, or sub-king, or viceroy), the son of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabonidus in 'royalty-correct' scholarly works/DSS:Cave#4) who reigned over Babylon's realm ca. 554 B.C., until ca. 539 B.C., when Cyrus of Persia then stepped-in without a struggle from the surprised Babylonians. King Belshazzar was holding a feast; and calling for the Jewish altar goblets, filling these with his wines and beers, and saluting himself and his kingdom, lauding his majesty and longevity, and protesting slur and slight. And, the indignation of the Jews was felt by God, DANIEL tells us, whose finger appeared to write these titular words in the plaster on the brick-stone walls inside the palatial feast hall: MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN (PERES).
The King was astonished at this apparition, and fitfully demanded to know what the words meant, blithely offering a reward of royal office of the highest rank (below himself, that is, third, for King Nebuchadnezzar was more a senile king-father-figure around Babylon at that time). Four words in plain tongue, irrelevant in context, engraven indelibly in stone in such incongruous manner, stymied everyone, as though superior in intellect. His wisest counselors, too, had had their fill of wine and beer, and they couldn't think to care to answer. So, at the queen-mother's suggestion they recalled Daniel in from retirement, who was formerly a royal thinker, selected of the Jewish captives. Daniel, too was astonished: he didn't recall ever hearing about this prank being arranged: the words must have been carved and plaster-filled on the brick-stone wall decades previous, and their meaning passed and forgotten: perhap the wall plaster had dried excessively and crazed over the decades of neglect, and perhap a splash of wine or beer flung in a riotous moment had wetted the wall, loosening the plaster plugs, and exposing their covert phrase.
So, Daniel pondered what these words could mean. The King expected something high-and-mighty, and, Daniel gave it to him in the first way he could think-of (he himself being an old man of good counsel, but of little interest in hot-shot interpretations before a spew-drunken king). Capably respectfully Daniel redacted for him the news of Cyrus' approach to the city; and like Jeremiah before him, Daniel summarily outlined the safest plan for submitting to Cyrus peaceably. (Daniel greatly admired Jeremiah, whose books he'd studied diligently, even to understand them: DAN9:1-2 - even as we may today know that Jeremiah predicted the Jewish holocaust of the middle of our twentieth century to coincide with the astonomers measuring the cosmos [Hubble et al, ca. 1935: 20 billion light-years across], and geologists seismometrically plumbing the fathoms of the Earth: JER31:37). He told the king the words meant, his kingdom was, numbered (counted-up, countable, summarized), finished (count-checked, stopped, totalled), wanting [more] (balance-weighed, equallized, annulled), divided between the Medes and Persians (apportioned, subdivided, disunified, disloyal). Daniel must have known of Isaiah's opinion that Cyrus was anointed by God. (ISA44-45) And maybe the wall builders' construction foreman had carved instructions for an accountant-trainee, on that very stone, then filled-in his instructions with the plaster on the wall: they'd have been long-gone before it'd be noticed, eventually by a king-trainee, Belshazzar. (The accountant-trainee's instructions were, count the money twice, weigh it for total consistency (or record the balance in the books), and pay it out: count, count, weigh, divide - instructions remote from Chaldean upbringing, who ate the King's meat, but within Daniel's own learning, the common abilities of the business-man, although he excelled to science as well.)
This also fit something that had been bothering him (Daniel) for a long time: a recurring nightmarish but bright vision (or Oriental dream) foretold of three and a half times, again and again. (Daniel did not know how it could be that he was living at the middle of Creation's seven thousand years, nor how the exact 'three-and-a-half' moment could be precisely January 170 B.C., when his prophecies would mark and divide 'history-zero' between the past and the future). And he saw something in those four words on the wall that made them seem to imply only three and a half. Today our scholars suggest the four words are coins (denominations: two minas, a shekel, and a peres, a half mina) that count nationalities ending with a small persian coin, predicting Cyrus. But we might think of something Daniel did a lot: he enjoyed watching the local rivers from their banks: they represented to him the constancy of the flow of time passing by where he stood or sat; something always flowing, yet without filling or emptying (except when it flooded, and gave everyone too much time or too little time to keep their daily lives in order and flowing). And we see that Daniel then understood why he'd been brought to Babylon: for here were the very four rivers of the garden of Eden, and their four new names as they were revealed to him for his people: he felt he was being held very close to God. The four rivers were (become) only two great rivers, since the Pishon (Wadi Batin) was, MENE, gone-dry; the Gihon (Karun, rud-Khaneh-ye river-bed) was also, MENE, gone-away, lost - as Daniel also believed - the Hiddekel (Tigris) was, TEKEL, balanced, tributary at the head of the fourth; and the Puratu (Euphrates) had become, PERES (UPHARSIN), divided in branches and lengthwise by large lakes .... So also, Daniel observed, explored, pondered, and spoke and wrote (a little of each): count, count, weigh, divide.
Charles Taze Russell. After leaving the Presbyterian Church, established the Dawn Bible Students Association (also known as the Millennial Dawners) and published his teachings under the title Studies in the Scriptures (SiS). In 1879 Russell began the magazine Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. His doctrines centered around the adventist belief that the world, the present system of things was destined to end around October 1, 1914. The origin of these dates were, for the most part, based on an interpretation of Scripture. It must be understood that those who accept this system of interpretation, and millions still do, accept the Bible not only as the revealed Word of God, but also as the partially concealed Word of God, disclosed only to those who have eyes to see. Daniel 4: speaks of a great tree which, by Divine decree, is cut down and banded till seven times pass over it. This tree represents governmental authority according to the text (vs. 25). Russell taught that the tree had a deeper meaning. It represented the prophesied Kingdom of God. When the bands of the prophetic tree are removed the Kingdom of God will blossom and (after the seven year rule of Anti-Christ according to some) the millennium will begin (comp. Ezeck. 17:22-24). From this we know, according to this system, that God's kingdom will be restored seven times after it was cut down, even as Nebuchadnezzar returned to his senses after seven times or, in that case, seven years (Dan. 4:28-37).
These years are to begin when the metaphorical tree which was cut down, which according to Russell, refers to the destruction of God's Kingdom on earth, i.e., the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple, is banded. And when did this occur? The Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, who took Zedekiah off God's Throne and into exile. This desecration, according to Russell, occurred in 606 B.C.E (BF 180) note 29. Hence, from 606 B.C.E. the seven times began their countdown. 2520-606=1914.
Other groups have profferred their own prophecies on when this date should actually be.
Besides that cut and banded tree dream I had above, I had these also:
At the end of a dream on 2-12-02 - I saw three beautiful trees, all perfectly trimmed, like in a ball shape, they were just budding into leave like it was the first day of Spring.
In a dream on 2-18-02, I had 12 tree seedlings in a glass of water, which were just showing new growth at the end of their branches which were very short. They were too small to plant yet. I looked at them and saw that they were all growing - they all had the beginnings of new pink growth on their little twigs, but I wanted to show them how to grow, so I lay each one in turn on the ground and took a fine paintbrush and painted on each little twig and the ground beneath it - the branch it was supposed to become. in this way, the branch would knew which direction to grow in. I used pastel green like Spring green and it was really pretty. When I was done painting on each tree, I put it back into the water glass to continue growing until it was ready to plant in the ground because now it knew what was expected of it.
NOTE: The 12 tree seedlings may represent the 12 Tribes of Israel being gathered together. OR, it might mean the 12 Sepiroth of the Tree of Life for myself. (Some lines of through have anywhere from 10 to 15 Sephiroth and I'm not judging that here, just that there were 12 tree seedlings in my dream.)
COBALT BLUE DISHES
The Language of Stained Glass
Vision given to Raymond Aguilera on 1 October 1992 at 9:05 AM.
This Makes Sense
From an Islamic Perspective: http://www.islamweb.net/english/moatamer/raisoni-04.htm
Dr. Ahmad Ar-Raysûni*
Many people consider the Shûrâ (Consultation) rule a matter that concerns the ruled and rulers.
To them it is consultation that comes from above, which is a matter subject to the discretion of rulers. However,
the opposite is true, for Shûrâ is one of the affairs that concerns the whole community. Before
Muslims had established their nation, Almighty Allâh said: “And who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation
” (Ash-Shûrâ: 38).
By the nation, I mean the nation of Islâm or the Muslim
community who believe in Allâh; the One Lord Who has no partner and in Muhammad as the last Messenger
and Prophet, and in Islâm as the only comprehensive religion. The nation signifies all of the Muslims
collectively. It is the nation addressed in the Qur’anic verse: (Thus have We made
of you an Ummah justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over
143).. and in another verse: ( Ye are the best
of Peoples evolved for mankind ) (Al-‘Imrân:
Included in this nation and within its body are a number of entities and organizations
which are formulated to lead or rule. These are, for example, the presidents or the ministers, the governors and
the judges, the generals of soldiers, and the soldiers themselves (armies), the police forces and other groups
and organizations on which the state is established and its affairs stabilized.
This article deals with the relation between the Islamic nation and the state,
the position of each of them and the relationship of each towards the other. It is also concerned with the position
and the relationship of each to the other in the legislative address and in the Islamic system. Contemplating it
theoretically or actually establishing it holds great and enormous consequences.
If writings in legislative politics in the past or at present, and the constitutional
political writings of today, have concentrated on the state and its institutions, its functions and benefaction,
they have placed more than enough importance upon the state, they have in fact neglected the role of the nation,
its situation and position, its functions and benefaction, the matter which actually has the potential of enhancing
our lives greatly.
The thesis of this article is that “the nation is the origin”, whether in general,
or in terms of the legislative directives, of responsibilities and benefactions, or of priorities and primacy.
In all these matters the role of the state and rulers, groups and individuals is only implicit and secondary in
Before entering into some details and illustrations concerning this case, I
would like to add that, in the Islamic system and in the Islamic vision, an essential and weighty significance
are placed on the position of the nation and the state. Primacy is placed on the first, and the second is considered
as following the first. However, such meanings have been subjected to diminution and imbalance. Moreover, they
have been turned upside down and been inverted. This has deprived the nation of its position and its capacity for
pre-eminence, contribution, and creativity. It has reduced the nation into mere ruins of consuming and consumed,
watching individuals, whereas the state has been enlarged until it has become the origin and become “all
in all”. Under this inverted situation, individual feelings and worries developed and selfish individualistic conduct
The natural healthy position for the nation and the state can be likened to
a pyramid whose base and whole body is the nation, while the small upper angle that represents the top of the pyramid
is the state. As to the unbalanced inverted position in which we have been living, it is the position of an upside
down pyramid whose narrow angle is at the bottom (the nation), and its broad and long basis is on top, which is
The nation in the first position is the strong foundation and the full body,
and the extensive good in length, breadth and depth. The state is like a small tower for watching, directing, and
co-ordination. It occupies a narrow space, but is high and honourable. (See figure 1)
In the inverted position we find that the nation has a narrow space, and a sharp
angle at the bottom of the inverted pyramid. Above this space the state stands erect, swollen, heavy and full of
pressure. (See figure 2)
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