Today, we stay on the subject of unveiling that which is hidden. This is what Apocalypse means in Greek. It means "to reveal, disclose, to uncover that which has been concealed." The "Apocalypse" isn't the end of the world, it is the beginning of the real world. The ascension of Truth, from the cover of illusion.
The "Apocalypse of John," or ... Book of Revelation, was what was revealed. It was credited as having been revealed to him from Jesus Christ. We do not know historically who this "John" was for sure. But we do know it is a clear book of imagery, symbolism, and allegory. In it's latter English translation of apocalypse, it refers to "insight, vision, hallucination."
The Bible itself tells us these stories are all mythical, with deeper meaning having never meant to be taken as literal-historical events. They are symbolic stories that mean something else. We have a tendency through misinterpretation to look at the box, instead of what's inside the box. The Bible, keeps the Truth away from those who will not enter within.
Even in the Matrix movie Orpheus tells Neo "I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door, you're the one that has to walk through it."
In the Bible NT Jesus is quoted as saying "Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened."
We have to seek what is hidden. We have to search to find the treasure. We have suffer to find the cure. Do you understand ... if it was in plain sight, it would be as wallpaper. No one would notice it. People would pay no attention to it. And those with ill intentions would use it against those with good hearted intentions. When we lose our key, we keep looking until we find it. The Bible gives us the map, esoterically, the KEY to finding the place where the Truth is hidden.
There's an old story of a conversation among those with the power and knowledge of God. The inner circle, if you will. It was asked "where do we hide the Divinity of mankind so that man cannot find it?" One replied ... "at the top of the highest mountain, he'll never think to look there." Another replied "at the bottom of the ocean for man would surely never look there." And yet another one suggested "among the deep forests for man would not think to look there." The wisest of the sages analyzed their suggestions, and said "I know what we will do, let us hide the Divinity of mankind within him. He will surely never look there to find it."
The Apocalyptic Truth that the Bible and all other ancient documents from Pagan Mystics, to Egyptian Hierophants, to Native American Shamans, to the furthest points of the four corners of the world all have acknowledged and taught among their initiates that God/Source Energy, creation, Divinity ... lies within mankind. Not without. This is the Revelation, the Apocalypse, the lifting of the veil. At the story of the crucifixion, the moment of Jesus giving up his Spirit, the Temple Veil was ripped in two. This was the alignment of man and Divine. The walls of Jericho had come down once again. The logic left brain and the imagination/God right brain are separated and joined by what is called the "corpus callosum." The medical community refers to it as "the veil." It is the ethernet fibers that connect both sides of our brain. limited Logic, meets unlimited Divine.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.