THE THREE PHASES OF THE SUN (SON)
THE DREAM AND THE REALITY
by Dee Finney
|3-31-01 - DREAM - I was looking at a web page about the
three phases of the sun. The page included 3 animated graphics at the top
of the page. One graphic was long and wide, and two smaller animated graphics
were on either side of it. Then there was 3 paragraphs describing the 3 phases
of the sun.
I woke up, and went back to sleep, in which I was trying to figure out what the three phases of the sun were from the activities going on in the dream.
Dream 2: Scene one took place in the lobby of my apartment building. There were two other women with me. The blonde woman was describing her husband and I thought I knew him from highschool. I asked her for his last name and she got all upset and challenging, like I was trying to take him away from her. I asked her again for her last name, which she reluctantly gave it to me in a mumble I couldn't understand. She was very antagonistic.
The other woman, who had dark hair, I didn't recognize at first, but she knew who I was. She said that she had gone to gradeschool with me and gave me her name as DeGuere. I thought her name was Tate, but I had to go along with the name she gave me. She said she had carved her name on my desk, and I not only knew it, I was the only one who could pronounce it. She seemed quite thrilled with that.
She calmed the other woman down, and I left there, thinking that the three phases of the sun were fear, sharing, and love.
The second scene took place on a city street. It seems that I had turned on a water spigot that had a long waterhose attached to it, and the sprinkler head was underneath a silver car parked at the curb. The whole street was flooded. A large bus went by, and I went back to the car and pulled the waterhose out from under the car. I went back to the spigot and made sure that it was turned off this time. I then walked through the water up to my ankles, making sure that the water was indeed going down now and the water was indeed off.
Scene three took place at my old gradeschool. I felt quite lucid now, and I tentatively opened the front door because I knew Painter Bob was going going to be on the front steps, with a red rose for me.
I opened the door and there stood Painter Bob dressed all in white just as I knew he would be. He was holding a red silk rose in his hands and he brought it down the steps and gave it to me. He said his name was 'Professor" or something else French sounding that was similar to that name. He then went off to the right and I started to follow him.
I could now hear the owner of the school coming down the steps, talking to another man. I could hear their conversation, though I couldn't quite make out what they were talking about.
I scooted out of the lobby and into the hallway just in time before the owner saw me. However, they were coming right behind me, and I scooted down the hallway of the school, always just in time to get out of sight before they came along behind me.
I saw that in the schoolroom the painters were all Oriental, Asian, Chinese, Japanese. They were writing on the blackboards, moving books around, painting the rooms, remodeling.
I scooted into a classroom, just ahead of the owner and his companion. I found myself in a small stone room, with two doors, one to the classroom, and one to the hallways.
While I stood there, one of the oriental painters came into the room and handed me a book titled, "Symphony of Golf". Then I saw one that was about some kind of mechanics. That one was shrinkwrapped in plastic so I couldn't open it.
As I woke up, I saw a screen that said 'LOVE' at the top, and was a picture of a string of heart shaped leaves on a vine that were pastel colored. It was really a loving picture.
Here again, I analyzed in the dream, that the meaning of the three phases of the sun were love, sharing, and fear.
What's Going on Currently With The Sun
This past year there has been a lot of discussion about the sun which I've written on prior to this, but last night was the largest solar flare (CME) of the last 11 year cycle. Though I was used to seeing Aurora Borealis in the 60's in Wisconsin, there was never any thought about being afraid of them like there is now. Of course, we didn't have the technology back then that was flying in space which the CMEs interfere with. There were no sattelites back then, or at least just 1 or 2, no cells phones, and nobody worried too much about radio signals. Things have definitely changed in the last 40 years. So, it's no wonder I dreamed about the sun. However, there was more to my dream than the physical sun ... much more ...
Aside from the 11-year and 22-year cycles, there is also the 45-year
Double-Hale solar magnetic cycle reflected in storminess and high tide. The
all-planet synod, when all the planets are on one side of the Sun, which
can influence solar activity, creates a 178- to 179-year solar cycle that
is reflected in Greenland ice cores, and Hudson Bay sediment anomalies.
Increased geomagnetic activity takes place around solar maximum. The size of storms, referred to as the Vorticity Area Index (VAI), increases during solar maximum, when the SBC sweeps by. The vertical electric field near the South Pole of the geomagnetic field (GMF) is at a minimum a few days after the SBC, but local winter shows a large effect (amplitude) with a maximum, for example, at Zugspitze in the Alps.
Doe Venus, Earth and Mars represent three phases in the 'life' of a
THE SYMPHONY OF GOLF CONNECTION
A golf course has 18 holes, the front 9 and the back 9. 18 is half of 36 which is the Gematrian base number. 18 times 24 = 432, a Gematrian sacred number.
A startling microcosmic revelation of the mystic force of the number 432 came to light recently when engineers in the Wilson Sporting Goods laboratories testing (for distance) golf balls with anywhere from 30 to 1,212 dimples werre advised by computer that the optimum number would be 432. For indeed, the Wilson 432 golf ball has been found by professionals to lengthen their drives some ten to thirteen or more yards.
The ancient sites around the world are very precisely positioned on a
global coordinate system in relation to the position of the Great Pyramid
The positions of the sites are given in the geometry of their construction.
A very ancient system of numbers was used in the system, which we will call "Gematria."
"Gematrian" numbers are found in ancient myths and religions, including the Bible.
Gematrian numbers were used in systems of weights and measures by ancient peoples, including the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Persians, the Babylonians and the Romans.
The ancient Mayans used Gematrian numbers in their very accurate timekeeping.
The Code system uses mathematical constants, such as pi and the radian.
The system also uses conventions that are still in use, such as the 360 degree circle, 60 minute degree, 60 second minute, the base-ten numbering system, the 12-inch foot, and the 5280-foot mile.
Some readers may be familiar with the Greek system of Gematria, or others, which have numbers such as 666, 777 and 888. This system is different in that The Gematrian numbers all are divisible by nine and add to nine or a multiple. The basic numbers always end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
The 5th Century B.C. trading empire of the Eastern Mediterranean Phoenicians
saw the appearance of a writing mode in which alphabetical letters served
as numbers. Even at this early date, however, its roots were lost in the
mists of time. From this base evolved the Hebraic and later Greek systems
of Gematria. Both had reached a high degree of development by the 3rd Century
These alpha-numeric alphabets exhibited qualities and inter-relationships for which there is no logical intention. Yet an entire symbolic teaching evolved around them which incorporated the principles of number, form, sound and astronomy. Only number combinations and figures could be utilized to express this knowledge. Today, we view numbers as merely an expression of quantity. To the ancients, every number had its own character and identity; a place in an arithmetic chain that leads from one dimension of understanding to another.
This extraordinary system of arithmetic, or concealed geometry, form the link between the languages of literature and mathematics. With this knowledge, ancient literature, metrology and Sacred Geometry can be viewed with new eyes. With numbers, alphabetical cryptography becomes the law. Biblical numbers and structure dimensions become alphabetical statements. The WORD (number) becomes FLESH (dimensional) for numbers are words.
(Example: 3168 = Lord Jesus Christ - - Kupios Inoors Xpioros)
Some of the Gematrian numbers with their "Alpha" or "Word" meanings:
144 = Light
288 = Double light, the Kingdom of Heaven.
432 = Consecration (also the square root of the classical speed of light, 186624 miles per second). Several Biblical references are also tied to it; Luke 8:15, Revelation 2:17, etc.
396 = Classical earth radius (3960 miles).
576 = Prophecy and Gospel.
864 = Time (2) the source of light and life, (3) Most Holy.
1152 = Witness (576 x 2). Biblical references include Luke 14:26, Revelation 3:12, 12:11 and 19:9.
1296 = Circle of space (360 x 60 x 60). 1296 was also Plato's favorite number.
1548 = Priest of God.
1728 = A-flat in music.
2304 = False Christs and False prophets (1 Cor. 14:22, Mark 13:12).
3168 = Lord Jesus Christ.
3888 = New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2, 1 Cor. 12:27, Luke 8:21, etc.).
5184 = Victory over the beast (Rev. 15:2).
Even more amazing is the fact that the same system of numbers was used by the ancient Mayans in the West in their very precise time-keeping! The Mayans used a 20-day month in their calendar. Here is a table of some Mayan Calendar units and their equivalent Gematrian numbers :
|20 days = 18 kin||*288 days = 20 bactun|
|36 days = 20 uinals||*576 days = 20 pictun|
|72 days = 20 tuns||*1152 days = 20 calabtun|
|*144 days = 20 katun||*2304 days = 20 kinchilton|
Joe Mason states: Back around 1992, a strange thing happened. One night
at work the numbers 72 and 360 kept coming into my mind over and over. I
knew about the 72 Divine Names, and I had read that 360 was called a "Prophetic
Year," by certain proponents of the Bible. It is part of an interpretation
concerning the dream of Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel. He dreamed
that a great tree was cut and banded, which caused a period of insanity for
seven years. This is calculated as Prophetic Years, giving 7 x 360 = 2520
years. From the fall of the Temple at Jerusalem, this is said to give the
year 1914 as the beginning of the Apocalypse. I finally stopped and multiplied
the numbers coming into my head. 72 x 360 = 25920. I was startled, because
I knew this was the number of years of the precession, caused by the "wobble"
of the earth's axis, giving us our 12 Zodiac Ages of 2160 years each.
I had read about the precession number in Joseph Campbell's, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space back in 1990. It was mentioned that when the precession number is divided by the ancient number 60, called "Soss," the result is 432, which is a cycle of time number (Consecration in Gematrian).
In Joseph Campbell's book, he gave the number of years from Adam's creation to the time Noah's Ark landed on the mountain, as 1656. The number of weeks in that period of years is 86400, it is figured. A human heart, beating once a second, gives the same number, 86400, in one day (60 x 60 x 24). Dividing the number in half gives 43200, strongly suggesting the ancient cycle of time number. The number 108 is the number of names of the Mother Goddess in India, and figures in the time cycle number as 108 x 4 = 432.
Some months later, I had a dream of a circle divided into parts, and I knew it was about the Gematrian system. It came out to a 360 degree circle, or "Wheel," divided into 10 parts of 36 degrees each, giving the sequence - 36, 72, 108, 144, etc. Full revolutions produce the same numbers with factors of ten - 360, 720, 1080, 1440, etc. The pattern keeps repeating on a base-ten system, so, for example, 144,000 is 400 times around the "Wheel." Each section is divided into 6 parts, for a total of 60 marks. The top and bottom points of the "Wheel" have a zero tangent.
Here is a graphic of the Gematrian Wheel as Joe dreamed it:
Twenty-Part ("666" Tangent) Wheel
Some other significant numbers are located at "in-between" points on the "Gematrian Wheel." It could be considered a 20-part Wheel. Each of these points are 18 degrees between the Gematrian numbers, such as 18, 54, 90, 126, 162, 198, and 234. Notice that 54, 126, and 234 all have the same tangent (again, ignoring plus/minus). Check this against the number 666, to see it has the same tangent. 666 is one of the '"in-between" points, being between 648 and 684 on the "Gematrian Wheel." Notice too, that some of these numbers rearranged, and with various zeros, form regular Gematrian numbers. For example, add a zero to 126 to get 1260, or insert a zero into 234 for 2304. Notice also that the "in-between" numbers also add to nine or a multiple of nine, and are divisible by nine. The numbers often show a repositioning, such as 432 and the reverse, 234 (an in-between point), and 324. Such is the odd nature of Gematrian and Gematrian-related numbers.
JIMI FURIA'S 432 CONNECTION TO THE SYMPHONY
James Furia's Keyboard
The international standard of tuning is 440 Hz = the note "A". set in
stone by J.S. Bach at a point in history where the remarkable discovery of
had not been discovered yet.
The truth remains that there any many standards of tuning created for different musical situations such as concert tuning; 445 = "A" Many esoteric schools of thought have believed that there is 3 parts to a perfect understanding of an unknown ancient lost technology; Mathematics, Astronomy and MUSIC.
Reasons to change the standard of tuning from 440 to 432
1. Harmonically aligns to astronomical time count of Precession of the equinoxes, 432 X 60 = 25920
2. The original Stradivarius violin was designed to be tuned to 432, it is the most precise instrument ever constructed by humans.
3. 432 is found at countless ancient sacred sites Furia's virtual tour of sacred sites along with such key locations as the Great Pyramid in Egypt, 432 is found at the largest Buddhist temple in the world The borobudur - At the Borobudur the amount of statues at "The temple of countless Buddhas" is 432
4. over 2,000 signatures on a petition to the Italian government to change the standard to 432 due to the registers ripping many opera singers voices in 440 (it fell on deaf ears)
5. The most important of all is when the correction to 432 is made, the others notes of the entire octave display a multitude of Gematrian ancient sacred numbers that are astoundingly relative to astronomy, sacred geometry, The Bible and other mysterious literary works such as the Bhagavad-gita and exact longitude and latitudes and hundreds of pyramids and other sacred sites.
Jimi Furia's Furthur Explanations
What the Ancients Thought About the Sun
The Sun is the world's regulator. Its position in the sky determines the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. Ancient peoples worshiped the Sun. They planted and harvested their crops by the phases of the Sun.
Stonehenge at Sunrise. Stonehenge is composed of thirty upright stones, each over ten feet tall, aligned in a circle, with horizontal stones perched upon them. There is also an inner circle composed of similar stones. The construction of Stonehenge dates to between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago.
The rock outlines of the Bighorn Medicine Wheel near Sheridan, Wyoming. The wheel is about ninety feet in diameter and possesses twenty-eight spokes. It was built by Native Americans around 1700 AD.
Stonehenge in Great Britain and the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in northern Wyoming were both designed to identify important times in the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The Sun dance was an important ritual for the North American Plains Indians. The Maya, Inca, Hopi, and Zuni Indians all have religious relics that show their regard for the Sun. According to ancient beliefs, the Japanese royal family is descended from their Sun goddess, Amaterasu. The Sun god is one of the principal deities in the ancient Hindu religion.
Our concept of the twenty-four-hour day comes from Egyptian Sun worship. The Egyptian Sun god, Ra, traveled half the time through the twelve domains of the underworld and half through the twelve domains of the day. Three thousand years before the birth of Christ, Egypt began using a 365 day calendar based on the solar year. In 46 BC, Julius Caesar replaced the Roman lunar calendar with a solar calendar modeled after the Egyptian calendar. Today, 5,000 years later, we still use a form of the Egyptian solar calendar.
The Threefold Organization of Mind and Spirit
From: The Horizontal and Vertical Communities of our Dual Citizenship
The spiritual is the cause of the natural; therefore, the two are in correspondence. In order to gain a better grasp of what is the spiritual, we may study the correspondence between the outer and inner worlds we live in. We may call the outer world relative to us our horizontal community, and the internal world relative to us, our vertical community. These two are in correspondence: the horizontal community is the effect, while the vertical community is the cause. In Swedenborg's terms, what is prior is the cause of what is posterior, which then is the effect. Let us attempt to analytically draw the relations between our two communities in case that might give us a better and more rational comprehension of the spiritual.
The essential quality of our horizontal community is the interconnectivity that shows everywhere. Take for instance the interconnectivity of events and people implicated in a street sign. First there had to be a city; then people; then development of specialties such as realtors, financiers, lawyers, local government, sales outlets, workmen, and so on and so on, not to mention schools, the alphabet system invented and perfected, and so on, so that the list of people, events, and epochs that have been involved in putting up that sign, as an ordinary street sign we recognize, is a vast number. This is an illustration of interconnectivity, which is an essential quality of community life. The word "community" is listed in the dictionary with two roots; one is co-" meaning "together with" and the other, "-muni" meaning "striving." Hence community is a striving together, which thus is manifested in the quality of interconnectivity.
We know from revealed principles in the Third Testament, that is, Swedenborg's Writings, that the spiritual world our mind lives in is characterized by a most orderly appearance of geography, government, and justice. From this we may see that the interconnectivity of the horizontal community we live in is a resultant effect that is caused by the interconnectivity that characterizes the spiritual world in which we also live. There is thus a correspondence or, harmonious order, between our outer world and our inner world. By studying what the Word teaches about our vertical community we are enabled to see the outer world from the perspective of the inner world. This is indeed a desirable perspective because coming from the Word it gives only trues to behold. Thus, our external world is then seen by us in a true perspective.
The Third Testament teaches us that the vertical community we belong to has a threefold organization of people in the afterlife. In the Third Testament, the people in the other world, that is, the world we go to when we die, are called from top down, angels, spirits, and devils. The higher angels are called celestial angels, the lower, spiritual angels. Spirits are recent arrivals being on their way to becoming angels in heaven or devils in hell. The latter are divided into satans and, the lowest, which are genii. These five categories of people constitute our vertical community. The Third Testament informs us that these people are constantly in communication with our thoughts and feelings, though neither them nor us can perceive this relationship. They, as well as us now, know of this inter-connection through the revelations of Swedenborg in both worlds. Perhaps society and civilization as we know it today will come to an end and a new civilization based on a conscious recognition of our dual community citizenship will come into being. This may be the historical consequences of the Lord's Second Advent.
At this point in time it is given us to think from an entirely new perspective on ourselves and on the horizontal community, of which we are quite consciously aware: of our family, our neighborhood, our nation, our external historical church. This new perspective is that of seeing ourselves as dual citizens and looking upon the horizontal external one from the vantage point of the vertical, internal one. That is, we examine what we observe in our external environment from the vantage point of our inner environment, just as we examine effects in the light of causes. This is a synthetic view and was greatly preferred by Swedenborg over the analytic view (such as that of Bacon or Kant).
In fact, Swedenborg traced the excesses of the analytic view to the spiritual insanity of his contemporaries who were bent on developing a science that excluded the spiritual world. This negative bias was introduced into the allowable methods of gathering data for theories and applications; it was made into a scientific creed that functioned to maintain the negative bias as a matter of high scientific standards. This specific exclusionary standard was so successful that it effectively kept nonconformists from a chance to make a name for themselves in the literature, which went along with earning a living. The pressure on publishers and journals is sufficient to keep nonconformists out of libraries, the literature, and history.
The Spiritual Sun
Swedenborg supplies us with detailed rational and biological and cosmogenic details regarding the substances of which the universe is made of, and their lawful or orderly interdependence. Not a single natural or psychological fact or event can have an exception to this rule. Here is where Swedenborg's extraordinary originality and ingenuity shows up well. He presents an evolutionary view of the world being one of the first scientists after Newton to propose a theory of galactic evolution of suns and planets. According to this theory the spiritual sun came first into being through an act of Divine creation and all other created things came into being through the natural action of this spiritual sun. As the particles of spiritual substances stream out of this eternal sun, they become denser and denser through changes in their motion or vibration, and solidify into atmospheres of increasing solidity and material density. Swedenborg specified nine atmospheres, the primary being thin atmospheres which he called love and wisdom, and the succeeding ones being heat, light, ether, air, and solid matter.
This is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of the theory
since behaviorists are not used to thinking along a substantial or organic
composition for human emotions, feelings, thoughts, ideas, and intentions.
Today behaviorism is still plagued by the archaic view that feelings and
thoughts are epiphenomena corresponding to chemical reactions in the nervous
system and the body. For example, the famous JamesLange theory of emotions,
and its contemporary counterpart as the Shachter view of emotions in social
psychology (quoted in Watson et. al., 1984, and other texts), is that emotions
are nothing else than the physiological reactions in the body and their conscious
sensation. We are not used to be told that emotions and feelings and thoughts
are made of their own stuff, that they are real and concrete and substantial,
and that they are not merely epiphenomena arising from the natural chemicals.
Swedenborg system asks to reverse the view and say that the stuff of feelings
and thoughts is substantial and exists within its own sphere of organized
neurophysiology. According to this theory, the original stuff that streams
out of the spiritual sun is twofold: affective and cognitive. These
two substances cool down and become denser, in which state they appear as
heat and light of the natural sun, and eventually they appear as chemicals.
Thus, chemicals are nothing but affections and cognitions cooled down, slowed
down, and solidified. The physiology of emotions thus partakes of how affective
and cognitive reactions in the spiritual body come down and solidify as
neurochemical reactions in the natural body.
Swedenborg's cosmogony specifies that these two elementary substances of love and wisdom (affect and cognition) exist eternally in the spiritual sun and are an infinite source for the creation of ever new worlds and ever increasing numbers of humans throughout the universe.
The interpersonal basis of the other world is firmly established by Swedenborg's psychology, sociology, and history, which together may be given the title of spiritual geography. It is remarkable that Swedenborg's descriptions of the other world are continuous with our familiar experience in this world, namely, ethnic varieties of people as we know them here, identifiable according to their religious beliefs, their styles of dress and housing, their customs and form of government, their ideals and attitudes towards work, science, recreation, and humor. Of course, this makes the whole system more acceptable since it offers full continuity with this world. At the same time there are significant differences. For one thing, the language is universal, everyone speaking in their own language subjectively, but interpersonally, it is heard as an automatic translation into a universal thoughtlanguage by the brain of the spiritual body. Of course, this lingua franca does not insure good communication among varieties of cultures since these do not harmonize in their affective and cognitive habits. Swedenborg reports that new arrivals in the other world are frequently met by dead relatives or spouses and these live together for a while until they discover that they are incompatible effectively and cognitively, at which point they if they are compatible, they tend to cohabitate. One of the new peculiarities new arrivals have to adjust to is the spatial law in the spiritual world whereby similarity of affect produces proximity of ecology. Swedenborg reports that in the other world a storm is produced, with thunder and lightning and wind, when people of clashing affections get together, which sometimes occurs for special purposes, he himself having witnessed such stormy battles in the other world. This law that interconnects affective and cognitive operations within the individual, and external ecological events of nature, is one of the striking features of life in the other world according to Swedenborg. He observed changes in plants, gardens, trees, clouds, and animals surrounding families he was visiting that occurred when he also perceived a change in the affections and attitudes of the inhabitants. This he also observed geographically, so that certain thoughts and intentions create instant deserts or jungles with dangerous animals that appear to attack to hapless thinker. Swedenborg reports that the art of fantasy and hypnotherapy is practiced extensively in the other world so that there is a constant struggle going on there between good and evil affections, true and false cognitions. The law of the spiritual world is such that evil forces allied to false reasoning create a downward sphere or draft through which the people adhering to these affections and thoughts are pulled lower and lower, until they come to reside in underground, cavernous holes, where they pursue in perennial semidarkness ever more restricted and specialized interests in a single overriding affection or lust, eventually turning into a kind of subhuman beast wallowing in one repetitious and endless sensation. The laws of the other world are such that those who adhere by preference and free will to upward moving drafts of affections, gradually find themselves in ever more beautiful surrounds, and ever richer and deeper feelings of contentment, fulfillment, and creative expression. The individual lives of people who make it a daily habit to be kind, altruistic, and useful become heavenly and filled with never ending intellectual and affective adventures in the eternal world. The happiness and creativity of these people in their heavens exerts a strong human sphere of influence that extends down into the minds of people living on the earths of the universe. This heavenly sphere enters the individuals' life on earth through ideas and strivings, Similarly, a strong and contrary sphere of influence emanates from the deep hells of human experience and invade us upward; they are felt in our violence, greed, pride, and desire to dominate others at all cost. And so, our past and future are interconnected through these spheres.
THE ASTROLOGY CONNECTION
The Big Three:
Sun, Moon and Ascendant
This discussion focuses on the primary triad in your birthchart: the Sun,
Moon, and Ascendant. Interpretation of the birthchart begins with these three
because they support everything else. You can think of this triad as forming
the skeleton of character. Mercury, mars, venus, jupiter, saturn, uranus,
neptune, and pluto help to "fill in" the specific details of character. However,
you will want to ignore these latter planets until you have grasped and
synthesized the essence of character provided by the synthesis of the sun,
moon and ascendant.. When synthesized, these three will supply the framework
for the interpretation of the rest of the chart.
Astrology is an art, a science and a language. Derived from the Greek roots astron (meaning star) and logos (word or speech) astrology literally means "star language." The language of astrology is made up of signs, houses, and planets. Each of these three factors describe a specific dimension of experience. The planets and angles of the birthchart (i.e. the ascendant) describe the WHAT or the different functions and aspects of our character. The zodiac signs describe the HOW -- that is, how we attempt to achieve the goals defined by the nature of each of the planets. The houses describe the WHERE or the stage or arena of life in which the planets develop and express themselves.
The Sun, Moon and Ascendant
The Sun and Moon and ascendant provide us with details concerning the question of WHAT. When we examine the placements of the Sun and Moon, we are looking for clues to the functions and aspects of character implied by the sign and house placement of the sun and moon. We do similarly with the ascendant, which is not a planet but the most important angle of the birthchart. The ascendant is the degree and sign rising at the time and location of birth.
The ascendant's WHAT is our expressed personality. It is the mask we wear as we present ourselves to the social world. A personality is a role we play and therefore, something that is less then what we are in our wholeness. It is via the ascendant that we are able to find a comfortable expression of our sun, moon and other planets in our chart.
The WHAT, or the function of character we are working with when we examine the sun, is our fundamental identity or integrity. The sun in our charts is the gravitational center of our human personality. It is our innate desire to be and to realize our human self and our creative principle.. The expression of our innate identity (described by our sun sign) is fundamental to our health, well-being and vitality.
When it is the moon we are considering, the WHAT is our soul. It is our emotional nature and unconsciously acquired habits and instinctive reaction patterns. The moon is the fastest moving body in our solar system; changing as it passes from sign to sign and from phase to phase. It's function is to feel and respond.
Each of us has the sun, moon, and ascendant in one of the twelve zodiac signs and one of the twelve zodiac houses. When we think of ourselves and others only in terms of sun signs, we limit ourselves to a mere 12 categorizations of character! If we add the moon sign, we extend the range of categories to include the 12 possible sun signs in combination with the 12 possible moon signs, and increase the possibilities to 144. The possibilities jump to 1,728 when the twelve potentials for the ascendant (or rising sign) are combined with the sun and moon combinations. Throw in the house placements of the sun and moon and the number jumps to 248,832 possibilities! And that is achieved by a mere scratching of the surface of the symbology of the birthchart, using only the prime triad of character! (Next time you hear someone accuse astrology of "boxing" folks into twelve neat little categories, you can point out to them how truly unique each and every one of us really is!)
The twelve signs are a combination of expressed energy that can be classified via their relationship to the four elements and three modes. You are likely familiar with the elements: fire, earth, air, and water. I will discuss the elements more thoroughly in a moment, but I will begin with the classification of the signs via their modes.
The modes relate to the three phases or cycles of any life form: 1) birth, 2) continuity of existence and 3) transformation/death. In the language of astrology, the birth phase or initiating phase is referred to as the cardinal mode, the continuity of existence or maintenance phase is referred to as the fixed mode and the transformative phase or changeable phase is referred to as the mutable mode. Each sign of the zodiac is expressed through one of these three modal phases as well as one of the four elemental forces.
Turning now to the elemental forces, what comes to your mind when you think of the element of fire? Fire is an active and forceful energy. The zodiac's fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius then, are all representative of an energetic, passionate, self-directing and assertive character because they are all signs representing the fire element. The earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, all demonstrate reliable, practical and sensual characteristics. The air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius endow one with a mental, communicative, and social character and the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces represent emotional, sensitive, and receptive traits.
This is, of course, a very simplified accounting of the modes and elements. An entire book could be written on the subject (and has been)! The important point is, your understanding of these elements as you've experienced them in everyday reality, will assist you in understanding their symbolical association to the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Following is a table listing the signs via their elemental and modal character
|Aries||Cardinal||Fire||Initiating; enthusiastic, energetic, and assertive|
|Taurus||Fixed||Earth||Maintaining; reliable, practical and sensual|
|Gemini||Mutable||Air||Changeable ; mental, communicative and social|
|Cancer||Cardinal||Water||Initiating; emotional, sensitive, and receptive|
|Leo||Fixed||Fire||Maintaining; enthusiastic, energetic, and assertive|
|Virgo||Mutable||Earth||Changeable, reliable, practical and sensual|
|Libra||Cardinal||Air||Initiating; mental, communicative, and social|
|Scorpio||Fixed||Water||Maintaining; emotional, sensitive and receptive|
|Sagittarius||Mutable||Fire||Changeable, enthusiastic, energetic and assertive|
|Capricorn||Cardinal||Earth||Initiating; reliable, practical and sensual|
|Aquarius||Fixed||Air||Maintaining; mental, communicative and social|
|Pisces||Mutable||Water||Changeable, emotional, sensitive and receptive|
Three States of Consciousness
As taught by Sri Ramana
Edited by David Godman
Question: For one who has realised his Self, it is said that he will not have the three states of wakefulness, dream and deep sleep. Is that a fact?
Sri Ramana Maharshi: What makes you say that they do not have the three states? In saying "I had a dream; I was in deep sleep; I am awake", you must admit that you were there in all the three states. That makes it clear that you were there all the time. If you remain as you are now, you are in the wakeful state; this becomes hidden in the dream state; and the dream state disappears when you are in deep sleep. You were there then, you are there now, and you are there all the times. The three states come and go, but you are always there. It is like a cinema. The screen is always there but several types of pictures appear on the screen and then disappear. Nothing sticks to the screen. Similarly, you remain your own Self in all the three states. If you know that, the three states will not trouble you, just as the pictures that appear on the screen do not stick to it. On the screen, you sometimes see a huge ocean with endless waves; that disappears. Another time, you see fire spreading all around; that too disappears. The screen is there on both occasions. Did the screen get wet with the water or did it get burned by the fire? Nothing affected the screen. In the same way, the things that happen during the wakeful, dream and sleep states do not affect you at all; you remain your own Self.
Question: Does that mean that, although people have all three states of consciousness wakefulness, dream and deep sleep these do not affect them?
Maharshi: Yes, that is it. All these states come and go. The Self is not bothered; it has only one state.
Question: Does that mean that such a person will be in this world merely as a witness?
Maharshi: That is so; for this very thing Vidyaranya, in the tenth chapter of the book Panchadasi, gives as example the light that is kept on the stage of a theatre. When a drama is being played, the light is there, which illuminates, without any distinction, all the actors, whether they be kings or servants or dancers, and also all the audience. That light will be there before the drama begins, during the performance and also after the performance is over. Similarly, the light within, that is, the Self, gives light to the ego, the intellect, the memory and the mind without itself being subject to processes of growth and decay. Although during deep sleep and other states there is no feeling of the ego, that Self remains attributeless, and continues to shine of itself.
Actually the idea of the Self being the witness is only in the mind; it is not the absolute truth of the Self. Witnessing is relative to objects witnessed. Both the witness and his object are mental creations.
Question: How are the three states of consciousness inferior in degree of reality to the fourth (Turiya)? What is the actual relation between these three states and the fourth?
Maharshi: There is only one state, that of consciousness or awareness or existence. The three states of waking, dream and deep sleep cannot be real. They simply come and go. The real will always exist. The "I" or existence that alone persists in all the three states is real. The other three are not real and so it is not possible to say they have such and such degree of reality. We may roughly put it like this, Existence or consciousness is the only reality. Consciousness plus waking, we call waking. Consciousness plus sleep, we call sleep. Consciousness plus dream, we call dream. Consciousness is the screen, on which all the pictures come and go. The screen is real, the pictures are mere shadows on it. Because by long habit, we have been regarding these three states as real, we call the state of mere awareness or consciousness the fourth. There is however, no fourth state, but only one state.
There is no difference between dream and the waking state except that the dream is short and the waking long. Both are the result of the mind. Because the waking state is long, we imagine that it is our real state. But, as a matter of fact, our real state is Turiya or the fourth state which is always as it is and knows nothing of the three states of waking, dream or deep sleep. Because we call these three Avastha (states) we call the fourth state also Turiya Avastha. But it is not an Avastha, but the real and natural state of the Self. When this is realised, we know it is not a Turiya or fourth state, for a fourth state is only relative, but Turiyatita, the transcendent state.
Question: But why should these three states come and go on the real state or the screen of the Self?
Maharshi: Who puts this question? Does the Self say these states come and go? It is the seer who says these come and go. The seer and the seen together constitute the mind. See if there is such a thing as the mind. Then, the mind merges in the Self, and there is neither the seer nor the seen. So the real answer to your question is, They neither come nor go. The Self alone remains as it ever is. The three states owe their existence to non-enquiry and enquiry puts an end to them. However much one may explain, the fact will not become clear till one attains Self-realisation and wonders how one was blind to the self-evident and only existence so long.
For the Jnani (who is self-realised), all the three states of consciousness are equally unreal. But the ajnani (ignorant or who is not self-realised), is unable to comprehend this, because for him the standard of reality is the waking state, whereas for the jnani the standard of reality is reality itself. This reality of pure consciousness is eternal by its nature and therefore subsists equally during what you call waking, dreaming and deep sleep. To him who is one with that reality there is neither the mind nor its three states and, therefore, neither introversion nor extroversion.
His is the ever-waking state, because he is awake to the eternal Self; his is the ever-dreaming state, because to him the world is no better than a repeatedly presented dream phenomenon; his is the ever-sleeping state, because he is at all times without the "body-am-I" consciousness.
Question: Is the world that is seen, felt and sensed by us in so many ways something like a dream, an illusion?
Maharshi: There is no alternative for you but to accept the world as unreal if you are seeking the truth and the truth alone, for the simple reason that unless you give up the idea that the world is real your mind will always be after it. If you take the appearance to be real you will never know the real itself, although it is the real alone that exists. This point is illustrated by the analogy of the snake in the rope. You may be deceived into believing that a piece of rope is a snake. While you imagine that the rope is a snake you cannot see the rope as a rope. The non-existent snake becomes real to you, while the real rope seems wholly non-existent as such.
Questioner: It is easy to accept tentatively that the world is not ultimately real, but it is hard to have the conviction that it is really unreal.
Maharshi: Even so is your dream world real while you are dreaming. So long as the dream lasts everything you see and feel in it is real.
Question: Is then the world no better than a dream?
Maharshi: What is wrong with the sense of reality you have while you are dreaming? You may be dreaming of something quite impossible, for instance, of having a happy chat with a dead person. Just for a moment, you may doubt in the dream, saying to yourself, was he not dead?, but somehow your mind reconciles itself to the dream vision, and the person is as good as alive for the purposes of the dream. In other words, the dream as a dream does not permit you to doubt its reality.
It is the same in the waking state, for you are unable to doubt the reality of the world that you see while you are awake. How can the mind which has itself created the world accept it as unreal? That is the significance of the comparison made between the world of the waking state and the dream world. Both are creations of the mind and, so long as the mind is engrossed in either, it finds itself unable to deny their reality. It cannot deny the reality of the dream world while it is dreaming and it cannot deny the reality of the waking world while it is awake. If, on the contrary, you withdraw your mind completely from the world and turn it within and abide there, that is, if you keep awake always to the Self which is the substratum of all experiences, you will find the world of which you are now aware is just as unreal as the world in which you lived in your dream.
XVIII. Sol - Helios - Sun
The three small circles around the center of the sun disk represent the three wheels of the solar chariot, which symbolize the three phases of the sun. Together with the central dot they subtly suggest the face of the sun god, thus manifesting nature (represented by the sun) as a mode of consciousness (represented by the face).
The four roses open to the sun represent the four worlds of the current (Piscean) aeon. At the mundane level, they are the four kingdoms: mineral, plant, animal and human. At an esoteric level they are the four Neoplatonic spheres of being: body, soul, rational intellect and pure intelligence, and also the four qabalistic worlds (Assiah, Yetzirah, Briah, Atziluth). The roses face the sun because the four kingdoms and the four spheres draw their energy from the solar life force. There is also a rosebud which reflects the emergence of a new kingdom, adeptship, in the aeon to come (Aquarius). The rosebud faces the children because it will draw its energy from reborn humankind, for whom evolution and conscious intuition will come to coincidence.
In the Gilgamesh epic the rejuvenating plant (Shibu Itstsakhir Amelu = "Old Man has become a Young Man") is thorny like a rose and has its roots in the Abyss, as do the crystalline roses in our image. He calls it the "Plant of Openings" (Shammu Nibitti) and plans to use it in a communion with the elders of Uruk so they will all be rejuvenated, but the wise serpent takes it first.
The stones of the wall represent words; in Latin calculus means pebble,
but especially a pebble used as a token in some definite information processing
task, such as calculating (N.B. calc-), gaming or voting. (Similarly,
"isopsephia," the ancient Greek word for gematria, derives from iso + psephos,
which means "equal pebbles," that is equal in number.) Thus the wall represents
human language as an instrument of definition and limitation to keep the
force of the solar illumination in bounds. Nevertheless, the children have
their back turned to the wall, which reflects the inability of language to
adequately capture the mystical experience. In the Hortus Conclusus two
underlying forces cooperate in the regeneration of nature: Logos, the enclosing
wall, and Eros, the enclosed efflorescence of life. Both are necessary to
accomplish the Work; thus in the Hermetic tradition Logos is called "The
Good Gardener of Life," for he ensures that the garden bears fruit. (Case
193-4; Cooper s.v. garden)
The twelve visible stones in each course represent the signs of the Zodiac, and the entire wall represents the circle of the Zodiac. The circular wall is broken in just one place, which is the entrance that allows us to pass from the profane world to the sacred. The gate is hidden, and many circumambulations outside the wall are required to find it, for the unconscious mind circles the integrated Self before it finds it.
THE PARACLETE, THE KUNDALINI,
THE CHRIST LIGHT IN MAN
By; Julia Vaught (Gonzalez)
In early Christian mysticism the door, "The Door Iesus-Jesus, The Brahmarandra" the Iesus
I"" E ""S""U""S""I (God) Earth, Son of universal sun, "Mother Soul" had the currents of the Kundalini, with the channels or Nadis they pursue (1) Sushumna, this is the Door Of Jesus, or Brahma, (2) Fingala, which corresponds with its counterpart in its master sympathetic of itself on the right. (3) the Ida which corresponds with the left sympathetic. The vital life force specializing in The Christ Light, soul medium for the chakras and the gland centers "become the 7 tattvas (Lords), the center 7 of the "777" in the Apocalypse. These are called "The SEVEN PHEUMATA BREATHS, in Revelations The Seven Angels" as they are variations or differentiations in "The Great Breath" "The World Mother symbolized by the Moon" concurrent with the seven lumor forces, are five solar forces, pertaining to the cerebrospinal system called The Five Kranas, Vital Airs or Winds termed in The Apocalypse (Anemoi), These twelve forces, "The Seven Breaths and Five Winds" correspond to the twelve signs of the zodiac, a belt of the celestial sphere- about 17degrees in breath containing the twelve constellations which the sun traverses during the year in passing around the exliptic. Within this zone is confined the motions of the moon and the major planets. The Ancients divided the twelve portions and called them signs, which were designated by the names of the constellations which the sun traverses during the year in passing around the exliptic, within this zone is confined the motions of the moon and major planets.
This had great astronomical utillity, but also symbolized the relationship of the micro world embodied in man, and the macro body that God, The Source Of Life Eternal we use in the micro body. Each of the twelve signs being made to correspond to one of the twelve greater gods of The Ancient Pantheon and assigned as a house of one of the sacred planets, each sign to govern a part of the human body.
So that I may elucidate the recondite meaning of The Apocalypse to convey a clear and simple conception of its practicle, and, psychological use in the telestic, and perfective use of "The Serpent Fire (Speirema). This work has to be preceeded by the most rigid purifactory discipline, celibacy, and abstemiousness; which is possible only to one who has reached a high state of mental and physical purity; or the soul advanced to the state of crucifying the things of Earth; in his body; to let the Sushumna open for The Light Of God to enter in, and fill his house with Fire Light from its highest, primal source.
No man who is filled with crude and evil thoughts, or contradicted by ignorance and bigotry (a worse ignorance): in them "the paraclete does not enter in: the unpurified person who rashly attempts to invade" this holy temple of this finer God, can arouse only the lowest forces that are cruelly destructive, and never regenerative. We see an abundance of this today, and its destructiveness due to ignorance and greed.
Before entering into this systematic course of introspection to awaken "The Christ, The Paraklete, the Devachan within we must have gained almost complete mastery over our own thoughts, excluding from our thoughts, or mental field all irrelevent notions, and gain the ability to "Gather the harvest of life," or The Power of arousing the Speireme, or Paraclete (Christ Light) and to be able thereafter at will into the state of Mantela "The Sacred Trance Of Seership."
Kundalin or Paraclete Christ Light) we master the Life Centers: "Seals Of Revelations" that gives us the key to eternity, and its many here before hidden mysteries of spiritual realitites (this is the phenumatic science that constitutes the Gnosis), and the requirement of certain mystic powers, and it culminates in emancipation from physical existence from "The Birth From Above" of The Father in The Son, when the solar deathless body has been fully formed man then knows God "as himself in aspect". This teletic work requires the unremitting effort of many years, not in one life only, but is carried on through a series of incarnations until the final result has been achieved almost from the first the expirant becomes disengaged from the phrenic mind and centered in the noetic mind from incarnation to incarnation. These Araiels, (angels who preside over waters) carries The Eternal Light and they are made aware of their disconnective self from the world, their light is embodied in; we know that we are the Light BEINGS!!
As a lamp in the window of Earth. Most clearly we know this Earth is not our home in the unbroken memory, and certainty of our knowledge. We are iimmortal even before our final liberation from the cycle of incarnation. We stand tethered in a constellation of our own making "our celestial wedding chapel.""the Light and of The Light Of God."
In arousing the Kundalini, the Sushuka the all important force is ignored, concentration on the two side currents must preceed it to form a positive, and golden embryo mandella for life eternal. The womb of Earth within Ieachova "The Sister Bride androgynous one light for the land of the soul, that lives in the waters of time, in the illusionary frame of necessity of the whole picture "framed in time is this mandella of "The Sun Centered Life" by which man's body negotiates the love, and life of God in Form, for its formless Master, Christ as its image on Earth in The Iesus (CH) Isis using Of Hova (Jova) of Genesis in the Window of Our Father's House."
The blockage to our enlightenment is our inability to rest our house upon a rock, or rest our ship in still waters; for the attentiveness to the immediate "now" is essential for reality to react its course in you, to live in the axis of our wheel, witness its power, its grinding of our grain at harvest time into pure gold. We must be come the mill for the floss iluminating the universe, and refuse to be a captive to any part of it. We are the atomic measure of time and space. We are eternal. We are only The Light Of God held in ilusion to serve the cause f the effect in a form, as all other forms. We have our own species vibratory rate, to fit our piece into the whole as the micro whole using the whole macro. We are unique for we are the organization of states being of both men and God. We are three- three phases of the same thing. "I Am That I Am."
Fiat Lux. So mote it be. Cro maat. Namaskara. So be it.
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THE SPEAKING TREE
The Mahakumbh: Its Sacred Significance
By PANKAJ DIXIT
WATER is the basis of all life on earth. Of the Panchmahabhut or the five natural elements, water is considered to be the key to life. Human beings feel a close affinity to it, since three-fourths of the human body is constituted of water. In this respect, our body is like a microcosm, as the surface of the earth (the macrocosm) is constituted similarly, being three-fourths, water.
The confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati at Prayag stands for the meeting of Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Nadis at Muladhar Chakra known as Yukta Triveni. Kumbha symbolises the arousing of six chakras to reach Ajna Chakra where these three nadis meet again to form the Mukta (Liberation) Triveni for yogis.
The Ganga always flows and rushes very fast to the sound of Gama-Gam (meaning go-go) while the Yamuna moves slowly with a placid flow to the sound of Yam-Yam (meaning control-control). Likewise whether one acts fast in life or acts after deliberate thinking, it must be decided by his knowledge and temperament. And both these aspects should be supported by the invisible Saraswati, the faculty of Jnan (knowledge). The meeting of these three rivers in the spiritual realm represents the three gunas or qualities of the native, i.e. Sattvic or subtle represented by Saraswati; Rajasic or the vibrant Ganga; and Tamasic or the dark Yamuna. These three rivers also signify the three saktis, Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati; the three sacred fires of sacrifice; the three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh; and the three notes of music, Sa for Saraswati; Re for Yamuna; and Ga for Ganga.
Further deep in the spiritual sphere, these three rivers represent the three phases of time i.e. present, past and future; the triangle or minimum space enclosed in time; Nad, Bindu and Kala; and the three humours, vata, pitta and kapha. The Triveni also denotes the three basic philosophies of the Gita, i.e. Jnan Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
The Kumbha occurs in a cycle of every 12 years - the most sacred or auspicious time is calculated on the basis of a specific planetary configuration, considering its cosmobiological effect on the human body and mind. Various astronomical conjugations during Kumbha represent various stages of the solar cycle which has a direct influence on human beings and the biosphere. The ritual bath or snan on specific days i.e. full moon, new moon and Basant Panchami have been specifically prescribed on the basis of the bio-effects of lunar phases. The imposed electromagnetic fields on water are transmitted into the human beings taking bath in the Holy Prayag giving them great health benefits. The number 12 here signifies time or Kal as there are 12 adityas, 12 zodiac signs, 12 months, and 12 Jyotirlingas (self-emergent sivalingas). The entire world exists in time, moves in time and space, and is controlled by time. According to Atharvaveda, Kumbh is the representation of space situated in Kal supervising all of us. Spiritually the holding of Kumbha at an interval of 12 years symbolises the need for purifying the body by sublimating the inherent vices of the 12 sense organs, i.e. Panchkarmendriyas (five organs of action), Panchjnanedriyas (five organs of perception, the mind and the intellect - and thereby to arouse the six psychic centres or chakras separated from each other at a distance of 12 angulas for attaining the Amrit Kumbha or pitcher of nectar.
There is another mystical explanation of the Kumbha. The human head and neck form an inverted pitcher or Kumbha from where Amrit or nectar flows downwards into the body. The two eyes represent the sun and moon gods, the nostrils represent Ganga and Jamuna, the tongue is Vani or Saraswati and it spans 12 angulas of space.
Astrologically during Kumbha the three grahas, Jupiter, Sun and Moon, play a prominent role in the two Zodiac signs, Taurus and Capricorn respectively. The presence of Sun in Capricorn or Makara signifies the Swadhishtan Chakra, the centre of procreation representing the water element. Makara also signifies the Kama as Kamdev, popularly knows as Makaradhwaj. Accordingly Madam Blavatsky in her famous book Sacred Doctrine records that Capricorn is universal intelligence, which is transformed into human intelligence through water. It is therefore that one of the famous Shahi Snans occurs on Basant Panchami, the day of Kamdev. Likewise Jupiter's or Jiva's (life force) presence in Taurus signifies the creative power of universe, Shiva Shakti or the Male and female forces.
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THE ORDER OF "THREE"
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9)
Jesus answered and said unto them, "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given." 1 "... Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand." 2 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" 3 "...Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." 4
With these words of Jesus in mind, it is no small wonder to me that the world without Christ is confused and deceived when it is confronted with the "mysteries" of God. Without "spiritual" eyes and faith, it is impossible to understand Him.
One of the most misunderstood "mysteries" confronting the church today is that of the Trinity. Even though it is not possible to fully comprehend the doctrine, it is possible to apprehend or understand it. The Bible is full of confirmations regarding the issue, and nature itself loudly proclaims it.
Informed Christians who have studied the subject will deny that the subject is confusing. Therefore, it is unfair to reject the doctrine by using the excuse that "God is not the author of confusion." Confusion is reserved for the ungodly! You should study the doctrine carefully and know the reason for your faith.
WHAT IS THE TRINITY?
The word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible, but neither is the word "Bible." "Self-existent" is not found in the Bible either, but all Christians recognize the fact that God is self-existent. To be able to properly defend the Trinity doctrine, one must understand the definition.
The Athanasian Creed states, "We worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in unity." 5 "Within the nature of the one Eternal God there are three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." 6 The inspired John was convinced of this fact when he proclaimed: "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." 7
Despite these plain statements, the orthodox Christian view of the Trinity is misunderstood or altered by most cultic groups. They would like nothing better than to follow the "god of this world" in his attempt to kick Jesus off His throne. Consider the Jehovah's Witnesses explanation of the doctrine:
"A FUNDAMENTAL doctrine of so-called 'Christendom' is that known as the 'Holy Trinity.' It is accepted as Scriptural truth and held by millions of persons. The doctrine, in brief, is that there are three gods in one:" 8
The Mormon response to the Trinity is:
"Many men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are only one God! I say that is a strange God anyhow-three in one, and one in three! It is a curious organization....All are to be crammed into one God, according to sectarianism. It would make the biggest God in all the world. He would be a wonderfully big God--he would be a giant or a monster." 9
The Christian Science declaration is:
"The theory of three persons in one God (that is, a personal Trinity or Tri-unity) suggests polytheism, rather than the one ever-present I AM." "Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God." 10
However, Christians and Jews are monotheists. They do not believe in three gods. Plurality of gods is known as polytheism (as evidenced by the teachings of the Mormon Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses). The belief in three separate gods is known as tritheism, a heresy equally condemned by Christians. Another ancient heresy known as Modalism (the belief that the Father is the Son) is also not validated in Scripture.
But God will not be mocked! For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, He has declared: "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" (Romans 1:20)
WHAT DO NATURAL LAWS TELL US?
Before we examine what the Scriptures tell us about the Godhead, let's look at the examples He has already shown us in the universe. They are perfect models for the nature of the Triune God who made them.
Romans 1:20 tells us that we are able to understand His Godhead by observing His creation! Henry M. Morris, in his book Science and the Bible, explains the physical universe as a "tri-universe," or a trinity of trinities. The amazing revelation of modern science has indeed confirmed the perfect "order of three."
For example, the physical universe exists and functions as a continuum of space, matter, and time (three distinct characteristics). Because space is infinite, it has no boundary; thus, it cannot be divided. Since matter (which includes all energy) permeates all space and time, it cannot be divided. Even though time is conceptualized as three separate categories (future, present, and past), it is still just one time. We see a perfect trinity of three separate manifestations, none of which may be divided--Just like the Godhead!
An examination of these characteristics reveals that each contains its own trinity, consisting of three dimensions and all are of equal importance. 11 Let's take a closer look at space, matter, and time.
SPACE: Space consists of three dimensions, all equally important and occupying all space. Because there could be no reality in just two dimensions, all are necessary. Yet there is only one space, and each dimension comprises the whole of space.
MATTER: The central entity in the tri-universe consists of unseen energy that manifests itself in motion and is experienced in various phenomena. These three components are all necessary and comprise the whole. The three stable chemical entities of which all matter is composed are molecules, atoms, and ions. Within the atomic structure itself are three fundamental particles working together in perfect harmony: the electron, proton, and neutron. The three radioactive rays are alpha, beta, and gamma.
TIME: Future time is the unseen and unexperienced segment (like the Father). The present is the portion in which we experience, feel, touch, and see (like the Son). The past is that portion which is unseen but remembered and, hopefully, has taught us something (like the Holy Spirit). "The relation of Jehovah to eternity is given in the THREE-FOLD expression 'Who is' (present), 'Who was' (past), and 'Who is to come' (future)." 12
MANIFESTATIONS: THREE is the Biblical number for "Resurrection, Divine Completeness, and Perfection." It is also the number for manifestations. "All of life revolves around the number THREE." 13 A few examples include:
The primary colors of "solar light" are blue, yellow, and red.
The tri-manifestations of the sun are light, heat, and chemical rays.
In nature there are three kingdomsanimal, vegetable, and mineral.
Matter exists in three formsgaseous, liquid, and solid.
The three great forces in nature are gravitation, light, and electricity.
MAN: Consider the human being. One person with three distinct parts body, soul, and spirit. I relate man's soul (intellect) to that of the Holy Spirit (Teacher, Comforter); man's body as a parallel to Jesus (the only personality within the Godhead that was manifest in the flesh); and the spirit of man to God the Father. "The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly." 14 These are three distinct functions that are inseparable and depend on each other. But still, just one man!
MAN'S SOUL teaching, thinking, and guiding can be related to the Holy Spirit: "... as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie..." (1 John 2:27)
"...when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth..." (John 16:13)
MAN'S SPIRIT can be related to the Father : "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." (1 Corinthians 2:12)
MAN'S BODY can be related to Jesus, the only person of the triune God manifest in the flesh: "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." (Luke 24:39)
THE TRIPLE POINT
To illustrate the Trinity, let's use an example found in chemistry. Have you ever wondered why cooking times and temperatures are so different between high and low altitudes? It is because the equilibrium of any substance to exist as a solid, liquid, or gas is dependent on the outside pressure and temperature.
For example, water will boil at 100ºC at sea level (760 torr pressure). However, on Mt. McKinley (330 torr pressure), water boils at 78º C. Any chemist can tell you that the intersecting lines that separate the states of existence between all substances (except helium) can be charted.
The point where the lines all come together is called the "triple point." It is described as, "The point in the diagram of state of a substance at which the three phases: gas, liquid, and solid are in equilibrium." 15 For water, the "triple point" occurs at 0.01º C and 4.58 torr pressure.
That means that the same water will exist as a solid, gas, and liquid at the very same time. God created the water and gave it the ability to wash your car, cool your drink, or power a steam engine. He also made it possible for water to exist as THREE IN ONE! Isn't it possible for Him to exist in the same way?
A DIVINE NUMBER
"When a man found in his primitive home the divinest thing that life had to offer a father's love, a mother's love and a child's love he found God reflected in the interplay of love and kindness and affection in his own household and began to think of the number THREE as a symbol of the divine. Here, too, were the glimpses of the great mysteries which we express in the terms 'Father,' 'Son,' and 'Holy Spirit.' THREE came to carry the thought of the divine. It means 'GOD IS IN IT'." 16
To deny the fact that God is "One," is to deny all Biblical truth. God is explicit and redundant when He proclaims: "...before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." 17 "...I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." 18 "...Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." 19
But God is just as emphatic when He explains His triune nature. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are equally God. All are eternal and infinite. None can be separated from the other for this simple reason: You cannot divide infinite being into component parts. Man's natural process of logic, reason, and mathematics simply will not work with the Trinity if he merely attempts to add or subtract the Persons.
The equation 1+1+1=1 is not possible. However, "Divine" mathematics (1x1x1=1) is a PERFECT solution. 20 Now we have harmony, balance, and total equilibrium.
(1) Matthew 13:11
(2) Luke 8:10
(3) John 10:27
(4) John 18:37
(5) Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Why You Should Believe in the Trinity, 1989, p.17
(6) Walter Martin, The Maze of Mormonism, 1983, p.75
(7) 1 John 5:7
(8) Let God Be True, 1952 ed., p.100 (from The Watchtower Files, Magnani, 1985, p.135)
(9) History of the Church, Vol.6, p. 476
(10) Science and Health, pp. 256,361, (from The Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin, 1985, p.145)
(11) Henry M. Morris, Science and the Bible, 1986, pp. 21-25
(12) Edward F. Vallowe, Biblical Mathematics, 1995, p. 53
(13) Ibid., pp. 54-55
(14) Proverbs 20:27
(15) International Encyclopedia of Chemical Science, 1964, p. 170
(16) Edward F. Vallowe, Biblical Mathematics, 1995, p. 53
(17) Isaiah 43:10
(18) Isaiah 44:6
(19) Isaiah 44:8
(20) Henry M. Morris, Science and the Bible, 1986, p.23
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The Externalization of the Hierarchy - Section III - Forces behind the Evolutionary Process
The problem facing the Hierarchy is how to further these desirable ends without infringing on human freedom of thought and action. It is with this problem that the great Council of the spiritual realm, of the Kingdom of God, is dealing at this time, and it will provide the subject of Their discussions and final decision until the middle of June. When the sun begins to move southward again, Their decisions will have been made on the basis of human demand. Humanity will by then have indicated the strength and nature of its goodwill; it will have sounded the "word of invocation" - reaching up into the spiritual realm like a breathing forth of the very soul of humanity; it will have expressed a measure of its willingness to sacrifice in order  to stabilize human living, and to rid the world of separativeness and of the abuses which culminated in this war; it will at least have set the stage for the blueprinting and planning which the Cycle of Conferences and Councils will undertake. On the side of the Hierarchy and in response to human demand (in degree and in kind, according to the quality of the demand), the Hierarchy will play its part and aid in making possible that which men dream, vision, and for which they plan today.
Let us consider for a minute what the Hierarchy stands ready to do and
what its Members will plan and formulate during the Easter Festival this
month, during the Wesak Festival in April, and during the Festival of the
Christ at the end of May. It might be said that the Hierarchy, in conjunction
with the great Council of the Will of God at Shamballa, will divide Their
work into three parts, each governing three phases of the coming restoration
of humanity to civilized and cultured living on a new and higher turn of
the spiral. They will deal with the problem of spiritual freedom, as it embodies
itself in the Four Freedoms, and with the problem of right human relations,
as it will express itself through international relations, national parties
and general human affairs. It is not for me to tell you what humanity, through
its statesmen and leaders, will plan to do at the coming conferences. It
is my task to mobilize the new group of world servers and the men and women
of goodwill so that they may stand as a great "army of implacable spiritual
will" behind the participants in these conferences and councils, enabling
them to think with clarity about the issues involved and thus (through this
clear thinking) affect telepathically the minds of men; this involves the
use of a power seldom employed as yet on the side of righteous endeavor,
though already widely used by the materialistic leaders of the forces of
It is the task of the Hierarchy to find and reach the enlightened men and women in all the churches, all the political parties, all the organizations - social, economic, and educational - so that their united purpose will be clear. This  They will do through the medium of Their active, working disciples in the world. Thus They will pave the way for the true freedom of mankind - a freedom which is as yet a dream and a hope in even the most democratic countries.
But behind all this activity, watched over by the spiritual Guides of the race but determined and implemented by humanity itself, will be found the focused attention of the Hierarchy. This spiritual tension which exists among Them is far more potent than any of you suspect; it is part of Their preparatory work to make available certain spiritual forces and powers which - though complementary or supplementary to the self-initiated effort of mankind - will make that effort successful. What humanity has now to do, and is already doing to a certain degree, is to arrive at a right orientation as regards human affairs. Let us therefore look at the three phases of this preparatory work now going on, and endeavor to gauge what will be the results if these energies and potencies are released through the invocative demand of men.
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