MYSTICAL AND METAPHYSICAL INTERPRETATION
MYSTICAL AND METAPHYSICAL INTERPRETATION
The Mystical and Metaphysical ways of interpreting ancient sacred Scripture expresses that there was purposefully concealed and hidden within the scriptural allegories, a secret doctrine, a secret doctrine which came from the Ancient Masters under exacting conditions. By using allegory and metaphor, these ancient celestial myths kept the traditions alive through symbolism and buried literary treasure for those seeking higher enlightenment and deeper Truths. As St. Paul said, “the difference between milk and strong meat.” There were the masses who accepted scripture at face value, in a literal and historical sense only, and then there were those select initiates who wanted to understand the esoteric Truths beneath the surface stories.
These deeper esoteric Truths were highly protected and reserved for approved candidates and initiates into the secret mysteries religions of the day. The secret path to enlightenment, to the Kingdom of Heaven. At the very center, the heart of these mysteries, was the descent of the Logos (the Word) and Divine Mind into all physical matter. Into humanity, as a spark of the Divine Source of all that is. Using the celestial methods of teaching, through myth and allegory, what was revealed was the metaphysical teachings of the descent and incarnation of the Soul into all of mankind … and the Spiritual Evolution and Involution ... the awakening of the dead within the flesh of man during this lifetime ... within every child of God/Source.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that CHRIST has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess CHRIST is not from God; this is the spirit of the ANTICHRIST … and now it is already in the world. You are from God … for greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world … The one who knows God listens to us; the one who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.”
1 John 4:1-6
This descent or the “fall” of the Soul to Earth, describes metaphorically the descent of God, the Spirit, Divine Mind, Cosmic or Christ Consciousness into the realm of physical matter, or form. This is the temporary home of the Soul during this sojourn on Earth. We come to realize, and recognize this presence of God/Source within all of humanity as the indwelling CHRIST (KRST among the Egyptians, Christos among the Greeks, Krishna among the Hindus). This spark of God, is within each of us, awaiting the awakening and resurrection from the dead within every human being NOW, in this lifetime. This was Paul's original Gnostic Gospel before the Roman Church got their empirical pen and ink on it and changed everything around to suit them and their plans for world domination. Many of Paul's Epistles were later forged, and rewritten as anti-gnostic, and the Roman Church did it's best to rewrite the Ancient Wisdom and secret Mystery Schools that taught the God WITHIN, rather than their Saviour Jesus, who was the only one to become God in the flesh.
“ … because as He is, so are we in this world.”
1 John 4:17
“For IN HIM we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘WE are his offspring.’”
Judaism maintained it's Divine Truths about “the Christ” and the “Messiah” through Kabbalah. Paul taught it through Gnosticism, and his Christ and the Divine Spark that was found within each and every man. Paul never knew of a human Jesus. Never taught a word of Jesus' teachings ... never even quoted the Sermon on The Mount. Paul's Jesus, and Rome's Jesus, were clearly different concepts of the ancient celestial and Divine Christ. So many Epistles that have been ascribed to have been written by Paul, came from the quill of Church Scribes with alternative motives. The motives were not to empower people, but to overpower them and control then through this life, the afterlife, and the next life. Research that which you believe. You’ll find empowering lessons contained deep within the surface text.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.