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A Miserly Miracle in the Wilderness

Posted in Atheist, Bible, Hebrew scripture, random, religion, thoughts with tags , , , , on December 10, 2011 by chouck017894

In the biblical book of Exodus the Israelites that are depicted as fleeing from Egypt were allegedly so needy that they had to be fed with rations provided directly from god—“food” that was no bigger than hoarfrost, which, considering the Lord’s immeasurable abundance, seems a tad stingy (Exodus 16:14).  Nonetheless, these poor creatures were not to lack for all the goods and material necessities to build a tabernacle, an ark, and other wondrous structures while scrounging forty years in the “wilderness.”  What’s more, all these things are claimed to have been of extraordinary beauty and were ornamented with trappings of fabulous wealth.  Were all those treasures stolen from the Egyptians when the Israelites fled their “slavery” there?  If so, why would they lug around tons of such showy embellishments but leave the means of their immediate survival to the grace of god?

Exodus 16:14-16 relates “In time the layer of dew evaporated and here upon the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flaky thing, fine like hoarfrost upon the earth.”  (Italics added.)  “…It is the bread that Jehovah has given for food.” “…Pick up some of it, each one in proportion to his eating.”  The last quoted words, “in proportion to his eating,” hold coded meaning.  In other words, hoarfrost represents the creative energies necessary for each prototype to advance into manifestation with material density.  The means by which these energies were provided is also alluded to in the strange wording upon the surface of the wilderness.  With the alleged diet of “manna” that which is being symbolized is lifeless and non-manifested primal energies from which biological life is made manifest.  The beginning of energy transformation is then allegorized as a state of moisture (dew) from which the elementary particles (symbolized as Israelites) are energized and made mobile and volatile.  The expansion of water components which leaves a “fine flake thing” symbolically allows the escape of spirit from that prototypal condition.

If we are to take the hoarfrost diet literally, it directly taxes rationality.  Only when recognizing that symbolism is the language of “sacred” scriptures can we find rationality, and it is only by understanding those symbols that one can dig out the true meaning that was intentionally hidden there.

If we are to believe the biblical account of the holy tabernacle erected in the wilderness, the Israelites soon honored the giver of life by turning the tabernacle into a virtual slaughterhouse in which beasts and fowl were slain and burned by the thousands. (Exodus 29:10)  Where did all those creatures come from?  Regardless where all that animal life came from in the midst of the desert “wilderness,” if we take the abundant availability of animals for sacrifice literally it reveals that there was never a rational reason for the Israelites to have once been so starving that they had to eat hoarfrost.

To answer the earlier questions regarding the treasures of the tabernacle, yes, the Israelites—symbols of elementary particles involving as pre-physical conditions—did figuratively take with them all the paraphernalia for the lavishness they would be charged to utilize upon their wilderness “tabernacle” and “temple.”  That lavishness represents the unlimited creative energies that are misleadingly symbolized with the land of Egypt.  The tabernacle said to be raised “in the wilderness,” meaning out of the primordial void, is reference to prototypes from which all planetary and biological life-forms develop and evolve.  The excessive ornamental trappings claimed as desired by god are really priest-authors’ shameless indulgence in spiritual extortion, which kept the priests well fed.

The ancient teachings from which these priest-written sacred tales were borrowed taught a greater truth that was purposely misinterpreted in the sacred language rewrites.  The great truth is that within the primordial energy planes everything has its origin as an energy prototype, and it is only when that primal energy interweaves into self-aware consciousness that the prototypal life form becomes a temple of life.  (For the so-called pro-lifers this clarifies that personhood does not commence until self-awareness—that intellectual awareness of I—becomes active: a fertilized egg is not a person; it is only a potential person.  Any muscle twitches occurring in fetal growth are due to energy expansion, not due to self-awareness.)

In the New Testament book of Hebrews 8:5 the Roman author declares that when Moses was about to make the tabernacle in the wilderness he was said to have been admonished by god to  “…make all things according to the pattern shown to thee in the mount.”  This Roman author of Hebrews knew the real meanings hidden within sacred language: that pattern = prototype.  The suggested ritual of service for use in honoring that creative principle in “…the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man” (Hebrews 8:2), is thus said to be drawn upon the “example and shadow” of heavenly (cosmic) things (Hebrews 8:5).  “…See saith he (god), that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount” (not on the mount).  In other words, the process of involving and evolving of creative energies that manifest into energy-matter forms is explained.  The “tabernacle” symbolizes the enshrining of life within each “pattern” that achieves manifested form.

The whole of the tabernacle allegedly built in the “wilderness” (in the primordial energy planes) by Moses (who represents the Life Principle) and the Israelites (which personify the elementary particles out of which life is made manifest) was said to be fourfold in its design; in other words, like the four energy stages through which creative energies develop toward visible manifested form.  The “covered tent” (Hebrews 9:22) regarded as the “Holy Place,” at this point of energy-matter development, represented the intellectual capacity in man, which is embodied with visible form but remains invisible and creative.  The “Holy of Holies,” i.e. the heart and soul of the Ark of the Covenant and Shekinah (visible manifestation of divine presence) represent the presence of creative power that is always within all mortal life.

Myth of Moses

Posted in agnoticism, Atheism, Atheist, belief, Bible, culture, faith, freethought, history, random, religion, thoughts with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by chouck017894

Moses, like other Old Testament characters such as Adam, Joshua, Abram/Abraham, Jacob/Israel, Samson, David, etc., etc., are more like unnatural curiosities if they are to be taken as persons from verifiable history.  Their exploits and the unfailing forbearance of God toward them are made intelligible only if and when they are recognized as being personifications of creative energies in development prior to manifesting into matter forms.  This means that a scientific understanding of how energy transforms into matter and life was once understood and taught in extreme antiquity.  This secret hidden behind priest-written “revealed truth” may be difficult to accept for those who have for millennia trusted priestly interpretations. 

The birth of Moses, for example, is standard mythic style: the babe is soon cast upon the waters (of Creation) to be borne into prototypal development.  The name of the pharaoh’s daughter who allegedly rescued and adopted the babe is said to be Thermuthis.  This is not a likely royal name, for it was the name of the serpent that was sacred to the goddess Isis, the earth mother of the ancient Egyptians.  But it does suggest a connection to the life-directing powers in the pre-physical dimensions that is also represented with the serpent in the Adam and Eve myth in the Garden of Eden.  In fact, the Moses story follows the same layout as the Genesis account of Creation, complete with separation of waters and the expulsion from the abundant foundation.  We should remember that the sacred serpent of the pre-Jewish Hebrews was Nehushtan or Ne-esthan from the Hebrew root NHSH, which meant “to decipher” or “to make out the meaning.”  The serpent was therefore the emblem that was allegedly displayed as the banner by Moses to avert the plague (of non-development) in the wilderness.

Moses is the alleged law-giver, and this story feature is true as far as it goes.  But he is not properly the representative of moral laws since his character personifies the initial movement of the Life Principle through amoral pre-matter conditions.  Moral refinement and ethical conduct are the concerns of life after it passes over into the promised land of physical matter.  This means that Moses cannot rightfully symbolize moral and ethical nature as presented by priest-authors in 700 BCE Jerusalem.  The “law” that Moses decreed in the primal energy “wilderness” is in regard to genetic purity—the active principle that decrees like is to beget like.  In the many centuries between the alleged events surrounding Moses and the time of the final scriptural version, the story of Moses and the “commandments” passed through an incalculable number of priestly revisions.  In fact, the code of conduct known as the Ten Commandments were among the last inclusions in the Pentateuch, so moral instruction was not part of the original myth. 

This claim that it is the law of genetic purity which Moses really represents is backed up by the Mount Sinai episode.  Moses is depicted as descending from the heights of an ecstatic rendezvous with the Lord and stands rigidly erect before the people holding two stones upon which have been written the testimony of life.  (Note, these were referred to as two tablets of testimony, not commandments.)  Since the Israelites are themselves symbols of primal energies moving in pre-physical dimensions, the “laws” that are presented could only be about the principles of genetics and the fields of force that involve as the prototypal forms.  The conceiving of energy that accompanies these laws of genetics is personified with the character of Aaron: in fact the name Aaron means “to conceive.”  Thus Aaron is portrayed as the milder brother.  Moses is also characterized as having a speech defect, which slyly symbolizes the tumbling, uncertain energies within the pre-physical energy conditions, and Aaron is cast as his vocal intermediary through whom the Israelites (primal energies) are given direction.  And there is the necessary third part, the gestation of life energies, which is  personified with the “sister” of Moses and Aaron, who is named Miriam.  The source of the name Miriam was derived from the Sumerian/Babylonian name Meriram.  In Babylonian myth Meriram was characterized as the chief of the turbulentos—the turbulentos being the turbulent  primal elements from which energy substances develop.  Thus sister Miriam personifies the passive involvement of energy-substances at the initial stages (gestation) of materialization. 

The tribulations allegedly endured by the wandering Israelites—the forty years of mindless schlepping through a “wilderness,” the miraculous (but stingy) feeding by God of six hundred thousand Israelites with manna, etc.—make for strange examples to inspire belief in a compassionate god.  In regard to the heaven-sent manna, according to Exodus 16:14-15, Moses said, “This is the bread which the Lord hath given us to eat.”  Strangely, the manna was as small as hoarfrost—which could sustain elementary particles being infused with subatomic constituents, but it is not food for starving humans.

Moses’ death on Mount Nebo is another example of standard mythic style.  It is from the Babylonian god Nebo that the Hebrews’ own “prophets” came to be called nabi.  So it is no accident that the Hebrews’ most exalted “prophet” and alleged law-giver, Moses, was claimed by priest authors to have met his death on the mountain in the plain of Moab which happened to be named Nebo (Deuteronomy 34:1).  As personifications of pre-physical energy development, the characters such as Moses and Joshua are allegedly punished with death for doing exactly what they should do in order to pass over into the energy dimensions of matter-life, which is portrayed as the Promised Land.  When it is understood what these biblical myths were built upon—earlier known scientific principles—we understand why the priest authors wrote “…no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.” (Deuteronomy 34:6)

The character of Moses in Hebrew myth was given only casual attention until around the 7th century BCE—the period following the fall of the northern kingdom of  Israel to Assyria.  In this timeframe the political aspirations of King Josiah and the priests of Yahweh in Jerusalem actively composed a “history” for themselves.  The purpose was more to overawe Assyria and Egypt to make them think twice about attacking Judah than it was to spiritually inspire the people of Judah.