There are two ways,

one of life and one of death,

but a great difference between the two ways

 

  

 

 

Those Who Are Ignorant Of The Law Of Octaves

Know Nothing Of Any Substance In This Life!

 

The Proverbial UnAnswered Enigmatic Questions Of Life: The Gospel Of Thomas declares that the Kingdom lies before you -- but you see it not!  (113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"  Jesus said, "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."

Why?   If these words are true -- that the Kingdom of God lies before all mankind, and they see it not -- then the question must be asked: What Force of Nature and the Universe inhibits you from seeing and knowing all realities of the Kingdom and the life you are presently living?   And if the Kingdom lies before you, why can't you see the Kingdom, and know God?   And what of the proverbial questions of life: Why is there evil in the world?   If there is indeed a God or Supreme Intelligence that looks out and oversees this world, why doesn't this Higher Power bring an end to the world's suffering, sickness and death?   What is the real purpose and objective of the lives that we are presently living?   And if there is indeed a God who has Created this world, what is the cause of the many great inconsistencies of life -- i.e., Why are the few born rich?  Others in abject poverty?  Why does it seem that while the good often die young, the evil live long and prosperous lives?   Often inflicting great suffering and hardship upon their fellow man?  Why are some people beautiful?  While others would be classified homely and even ugly?  Why are some intelligent and quick-witted, while others are slow to learn and unable to rationally present themselves?  Why are there geniuses on one side of the intelligence spectrum, and moronic feebleminded imbeciles on the opposite end?    Why are some born blind, deaf and impaired by every other deformity of birth?   Is there a reason for the quagmire of these inconsistencies?  

Not only does each and every person who has ever walked the face of the earth have the potential to answer all of the above questions -- but it is their ultimate destiny.   Are we therefore dwelling in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness)?   With all the answers to all the questions and enigmas of life set before us, but it is our own blindness that inhibits us from seeing?   Thus, Jesus said to his disciples when they asked why he did not speak plainly to the multitude of people: "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand..." (Mark 4:11-12 ASV).   Therefore, when Jesus portrayed those who were "without", he was making reference to those who dwelt in what he portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   Which also provokes the question: Is this world what is portrayed in the analogy of the Illusions of Plato's Cave (see Cave)?   Moreover, if your present existence in this world is synonymous with what is portrayed in the Gospel account of the parable of the prodigal son, then it will remain impossible for you to escape what is allegorically portrayed as this, the Far Country, until which time you can achieve that level of potential development that permits you to answer the above questions.   And when the question is posed as to how this inherent destiny is brought about?   The answer is through a series of Natural Laws that pervade all of Creation and existence on every level of Mind and Being.   

Can man know the answers to all of life's enigmas?   While most of mankind will say no -- and others will hold to the belief that they must wait until they pass from this life to know the answers -- there has always been the few who have witnessed that the opposite is true: Stating that the very purpose of life is to seek the Truth and the Mysteries of God -- and if you fail to find the answer to the enigmas of life while you are still in this world, that you will fail to fulfill the very purpose of life itself.   Contrary to popular opinion: There is a reason for all events and things in this life.   And while both faith-based believers and unbelieving (Atheists/Agnostics) will all agree that it would be virtually impossible to Know The Truth of the countless enigmas of life, there has always been the few who have opposed the majority opinion.   And these few have always been opposed, because the majority simply can't accept the reality that there exists a Force of Natural Law that inhibits them from perceiving and knowing the Truth of all things.   And while the Universal Voice of the disciple of the Truth -- i.e., the spiritual visionary and mystic -- has always been: "Only when you do and live as I have lived, can you come to know what I know" -- this wisdom of the few has always been rejected by the many.  

What is the conditions of your birth and station in life?   While many of the original Ebionite Nazirene followers and disciples of Jesus -- as well as the pre-Nicene Spiritual Christians -- could readily answer important questions that has alienated modern man from a higher reality that he is in denial of, most people who have been programmed with the modern Atheist Paradigm of Thought will conclude that their birth was fate or chance -- an accident -- or even luck.   Yet, in reality, none of these choices are accurate.   Whether you were born rich, poor, in a third world nation or with a silver spoon in your mouth -- or, somewhere in between -- your religion, your occupation, your country of origin, whether you are a male or female, your sexual orientation, liberal, conservative, libertarian, Atheist, Marxist, environmentalist, anarchist -- whatever your present station in life is, not only the manner you entered into this life was determined prior to your even being born -- but the Laws of God has scripted and preordained all of your possible choices and opportunities that have been presented to you -- as if you are walking through a labyrinth where the measure of your freewill is the determination of what choices you will make with the options that are presented to you.   When rightly understood, this world is God's Schoolhouse for his Prodigal Sons and Daughters -- and in the same way that when a child attends school there is a syllabus and curriculum in order to insure that the process of learning is accomplished in the proper steps, so too is the learning environment of this world.  

Jesus taught that not even a sparrow can fall to the ground apart from the Laws of God that brings about all  the events in this world -- i.e., “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will” (Matt 10:29 RSV) -- and yet, our modern Atheist-driven culture remains totally ignorant of the very Laws that move all things in this world.   With respect to the foregoing words of Jesus in the Adam Clark Bible Commentary, we find the statement: “The providence of God extends to the minutest things; everything is continually under the government and care of God, and nothing occurs without his will or permission”.   In relation to this verse under the heading of Providence in the Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary it is explained that: “Divine government is the continued activity of God by which He directs all things to the ends He has chosen in His eternal plan… He governs insignificant things (Matt. 10:29-31), apparent accidents (Prov. 16:33), as well as man's good (Phil. 2:13) and evil deeds (Acts 14:16). God acts in accordance with the laws and principles that He has established in the world. The laws of nature are nothing more than man's description of how we perceive God at work in the world. They neither have inherent power nor do they work by themselves. Man is not free to choose and act independently from God's will and plan; he chooses and acts in accordance with them. In His sovereignty, God controls man's choices and actions (Gen. 45:5; Deut. 8:18; Prov. 21:1). God's actions, however, do not violate the reality of human choice or negate man's responsibility as a moral being”.   Thus the question is posed in scripture: “Does evil befall a city, unless the LORD has done it?” (Amos 3:6 RSV).  And what does the scriptures state is the source of darkness and evil? “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things” (Isa 45:7 KJV).  

If the foregoing is true, then the question should be posed: What criteria and standards does God use in the administration of the Divine Plan and the Natural Laws which are portrayed in the conclusion that  "...He (God) governs insignificant things (Matt. 10:29-31), apparent accidents (Prov. 16:33), as well as man's good (Phil. 2:13) and evil deeds (Acts 14:16). God acts in accordance with the laws and principles that He has established in the world."    Which provokes the question: Just what are these "...laws and principles that He has established in the world" -- and how can man come to understand them?   And while it is clear that Jesus understood these Natural Laws -- even revealing them to his faithful disciples -- the fact that modern Christians are bound by faith in the unknown instead of the revelation of the sure Principles of Law, is a demonstration of the dogmatization of the Gospel.    

The Gospel states that if we truly follow in TheWay, that we will know the Truth that will set us Free (John 8:32) -- which provokes the question: Are the vast majority of those who call themselves Christians today free?  The knowledge that sets man free is neither dogmatic or philosophical -- but rather, a First-Hand Knowledge of all the enigmas that has perplexed mankind since the very dawn of time itself.   And this Truth is captured only by the Bible translation known as The Message which states: "Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him.  If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.”  Which raises the question: When rightly understood, is the words of Jesus any different than the Universal Voice of the disciple of Truth which proclaims: "Only when you do and live as I have lived, can you come to know what I know"?   The key to the dilemma is found in the words: “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you...", only then can the knowledge of the Laws that inhibit all of mankind from perceiving and knowing the Truth be revealed to the disciples of Truth.    Which means that there is a Force of Law that inhibits those who fail to , "...live out" these teachings -- a Force of Law that inhibits them from knowing the Truth to the enigmas of life.         

An interesting statement is made in Genesis in the declaration: And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth" (Gen 9:12-13) -- but what does this mean?   Only when it is realized that within the spectrum of light, the rainbow is an octave -- portraying the reality that white light is comprised of seven colors -- can the meaning of the sign of the covenant be understood in practical terms.    And when rightly understood, what is called The Law Of Octaves is so holographically embodied in all the Laws of Creation and the Laws of Nature, that without the knowledge of what is portrayed as the meaning of "...the sign of the covenant", it will remain virtually impossible to understand anything of any substance and depth in the life that man is presently living.    In fact, that the vast majority of mankind is found to be totally uninformed with respect to the meaning of "...the sign of the covenant", is the very reason why they remain ignorant of the very far-reaching implications exerted by the Natural Laws upon every aspect of the life that we are presently living.   Which means that when the believer answers one of the enigmas of life with the words: You have to have faith -- and the unbeliever states that if there was a God, that the conditions of life would be different -- both the believer and the unbeliever are answering from the same perspective which is caused by a lack of understanding of "...the sign of the covenant" and the Law of Octaves.     And when rightly understood, no truer statement has ever been made which portrays the plight of the vast majority of mankind than this: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ...Therefore, my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge" (Hosea 4:6; Isa 5:13).  Why?  This question is answered in the words: "Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths" (Isa 3:12 NKJ).  And if the proclamation in the Gospel of Thomas is true -- i.e., "...if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" -- then the very Essence of Religion IS the Science of Mind.   Therefore, an important element to Self-Knowledge, is to understand the Forces of Nature and the Laws that are exerting absolute control over every aspect of our Mind and Being.  

We dwell in a world that is held in balance by the Natural Forces and Laws that control every aspect of life.   And when rightly understood, it is man's ignorance of the Natural Forces and Laws that will inhibit any real progress towards the fulfillment of the very reason each of us is living the life that we are at present.   One of the long ignored and gravely misunderstood teachings of the Gospels and all scriptures, is that only the very few who have dedicated their lives to seeking Truth and travailing in TheWay, will possess the ability to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what is biblically portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God (see In The House With The Lord).   The Book of Acts declares that from the One came the many -- and that "God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us" (Acts 17:27).  

Every day believers and critics of the Bible both read the words which they fail to comprehend the ramifications of.   And because they have no understanding of the consequences of remaining complacent and ignorant -- not comprehending the implications of the reality of the Law of Octaves -- they remain perpetually disenfranchised from not only the true meaning of the scriptures, but also of the realities of the very life they are presently living.   In the Gospel of Thomas declaration that "...if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" -- it is the individual's failure to understand the ramifications of the Law of Octaves upon their being and consciousness that makes it virtually impossible for them to understand anything beyond a very surface perception of reality.   And this is why it is declared: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12).  

It is said that the Law of Octaves was the very foundation of the whole of the work of Pythagoras -- it was an integral part of the philosophy of Socrates and Plato -- it was an essential part of the wisdom of Valentinus and the pre-Nicene Spiritual Christians -- made relevant to all the Natural Laws of Creation by John A. Newlands -- and was the foundation of the mystical teachings of G.I.Gurdjieff.   When Jesus said: "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled" -- the means by which the Law would be fulfilled, employed the Law of Octaves as a vehicle to bring the required Wholeness and Completion about.   

What this means is that whoever desires a very technical understanding of the Law of Octaves, there presently exists a massive body from many sources of teachings to which they can turn.   But what is missing is (1) a practical understanding of the Law of Octaves and its relation to the Sermon on the Mount; (2) which is the basis of why the second century Bishop Valentinus taught that the faith-based believer who remains immature in their understanding, has no real continuance beyond their physical death in this life; (3) and why it is declared in the Epistle of Peter and James that if the esoteric teachings of Jesus and the Gospel should become lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."   Why would the disciples and brother of Jesus make such a profound statement?   Why can't a seeker simply begin their search for Truth, and have it plainly revealed to them?   The answer is found in the statement: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12) -- which parallels that of Paul who stated: “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).        

An excerpt from Manley P. Hall's book The Secret Teachings Of All Ages on the far-reaching ramifications of the Law of Octaves:

 

To Pythagoras music was one of the dependencies of the divine science of mathematics, and its harmonies were inflexibly controlled by mathematical proportions. The Pythagoreans averred that mathematics demonstrated the exact method by which the  good established and maintained its universe. Number therefore preceded harmony, since it was the immutable law that governs all harmonic proportions. After discovering these harmonic ratios, Pythagoras gradually initiated his disciples into this, the supreme arcanum of his Mysteries.  He divided the multitudinous parts of creation into a vast number of planes or spheres, to each of which he assigned a tone, a harmonic interval, a number, a name, a color, and a form. He then proceeded to prove the accuracy of his deductions by demonstrating them upon the different planes of intelligence and substance ranging from the most abstract logical premise to the most concrete geometrical solid.  From the common agreement of these diversified methods of proof he established the indisputable existence of certain natural laws.

Having once established music as an exact science, Pythagoras applied his newly found law of harmonic intervals to all the phenomena of Nature, even going so far as to demonstrate the harmonic relationship of the planets, constellations, and elements to each other. A notable example of modern corroboration of ancient philosophical reaching is that of the progression of the elements according to harmonic ratios. While making a list of the elements in the ascending order of their atomic weights, John A. Newlands discovered at every eighth element a distinct repetition of properties. This discovery is known as the law of octaves in modern chemistry.  Since they held that harmony must be determined not by the sense perceptions but by reason and mathematics, the Pythagoreans called themselves Canonics, as distinguished from musicians of the Harmonic School, who asserted taste and instinct to be the true normative principles of harmony. Recognizing, however, the profound effect of music upon the senses and emotions, Pythagoras did not hesitate to influence the mind and body with what he termed "musical medicine." (The Secret Teachings Of All The Ages, by Manley P. Hall).

 

 

  The Essence Of The Gospel: When the disciples who were portrayed as being set apart from the rest of the people -- who were said to be dwelling In The House -- asked Jesus why he taught the multitude of people in the enigma of parables -- wherein, each person's interpretation and understanding was in accord with their own mindset and thinking -- Jesus replied to his disciples: "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them" (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- and the term, "...lest haply they should turn again", is stated in reference to the Kingdom that can only be found within one's own mind and being, and the presence of the One Teacher therein.    What is clear is that the disciples who were portrayed as being In The House, were taught entirely different than the common people who were portrayed as being "outside".   In the Gospel of John the question was posed to Jesus as to why he would not show himself to the people who were "outside": "Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" (John 14:22 NIV).   And in answering this question, the focus was on the necessity of obeying Jesus' Commands as presented in the Gospel: "Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23-24 NIV).   And perhaps even more important is the statement: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now" (John 16:12 KJV). 

While the modern Christian Church dogmatically rejects the above teachings of Jesus and the Gospel statements, the Apostle Paul confirms what is being stated when he declared: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).  Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural organic mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS). Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh -- infantile in their thinking and understanding -- and still very much “babes in Christ”.  Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).    And it is this same "milk of the Gospel" that is of an "elementary" nature, that is intended for entry-level Christians, that is still preached in our Churches today.   

When Paul warned that he could only speak to the believers at Corinth as "...men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS), what he was warning was that “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb 5:13-14 NIV).   Speaking of the milk of the Gospel which is intended for the entry-level believers of the simple faith, the Church Father Origen explained that it was  “preached in the Churches... for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”.  

What the natural carnally minded believers had trouble in comprehending -- a reality that continues to plague Jewish, Christian, Muslim, the New Age, as well as Atheists, and the people of all religious faiths today -- is the reality that the religion preached by Paul was one of Spiritual Transformation.   Paul warned those he preached to about the "letter that killeth", that their religious ideas and doctrines were merely elementary.   And Paul could no more convey to the Christians of the simple faith the deeper realities of the soul and the Inner Kingdom, than he could feed a new born infant a steak dinner.   And in the same way that the infant is physically not prepared to chew and digest solid food, neither is the organic mind of man -- or the (Christian) believers of the simple faith -- even remotely prepared to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom of God.  

Paul attempted to convey this higher reality to believers who were unable to comprehend the Mysteries of God, because he was a man who was not only enlightened about the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden), but had himself been permitted entrance into the Kingdom -- as seen in his words that every Christian who beseeches the Lord today to enlighten their understanding, is in fact asking to see and hear “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).  Which raises the profoundly important question pertaining to the nature of the Gospel teachings that to their own detriment remains ignored by modern faith-based Christians: Why would Paul not be permitted to tell the Christians of the simple faith about the profound realities that he witnessed?   For the very same reason why I write above that man in his natural organic state of mind is UnTeachable!

In the Martyrdom of Ignatius (first Century Overseer of Antioch), Ignatius speaks of himself as a disciple of John.  In his Epistle to the Ephesians he writes that he has been “initiated into the mysteries of the Gospel with Paul, the holy, the martyred”. In his Epistle to the Trallaus he speaks of the mysteries and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”.  Ignatius also writes that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.  What preacher of the gospel today warns his congregation that if he was to reveal the true teachings of the New Covenant -- the Gospel of God -- he would “inflict injury on you who are babes” in Christ?  What teaching of the Lord could a present-day preacher of the Gospel reveal that the congregation of believers are not “able to receive their weighty import”?  If Ignatius, or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them”

 

 

In the same way that you began your present physical journey in this life as an embryo in your mother's womb -- and in order to be born, you had to evolve through the necessary stages of development which prepared you for physical birth -- when you were born and entered this world, you once again became an embryo through which you have to evolve through the necessary stages of development in order to bring about the next stage of birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter into Life in the Kingdom.   When you were in your mother's womb, your body was developing to the level that it could sustain physical life -- but upon being born, you entered what can be portrayed as the womb of Mother-Earth that is the necessary environment where mental and spiritual development must be brought about (see Cosmic Ovum And Sperm).     But herein lies the problem as seen in the fact that, in order for the mind to develop, the person must have the necessary desire to seek Truth and the Kingdom -- they must possess the necessary freewill to make choices -- and they must be able to live out and experience the result of these choices.    Without freewill and the environment to live out and experience the result of our choices, the mind can never develop the necessary attributes that would enable mankind to reach and achieve his ultimate destiny.   And what Paul is stating in the above, is that it is impossible for man in his "natural" embryonic condition to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and in Paul's own words, if man in his embryonic condition which Paul portrayed as the "natural" organic mind of man, was to be exposed to these higher concepts of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, he would reject these concepts as utter "foolishness" -- “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    And when it is recognized that Paul was not speaking about non-believers -- but rather, he was speaking of baptized and committed Christians who he had personally taught the tenets of the Gospel which he portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ -- only in a full recognition of Paul's words can the faith-based Christian begin the journey to spiritual maturity.   Which means that a sincere and genuine Christian believer would immediately recognize the far-reaching implications and pose the question: If those who were taught directly by Paul were yet too immature and incapable of comprehending the true meaning of the Gospel, then how can the modern Christian who has been swayed by countless opinions and dogmatic doctrines, even begin to understand what those who were taught by Paul could not?   To the degree that the very disciples and the Lord's Brother declared that if the inner Gospel teachings were to become lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."   Resulting in the fact that because the modern Christian faith-based believer has chosen to dogmatically ignore these profoundly important words emanating to them right out of the very pages of the New Testament which they claim to abide by,  they have imposed upon themselves and their children the choice of self-exile from the Kingdom -- and choosing instead to dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora of Ignorance.   Yet, if they understood the ramifications of the Law of Octaves, they would possess the ability to prevail over this condition of ignorance which Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), and the inner spiritual meaning of the Gospel and the Mysteries of the Kingdom could and would then be revealed to them.  

    

 

Precept Upon Precept: What Mystics such as Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Valentinus, the original disciples of Jesus, and in more modern times G.I.Gurdjieff knew, that others do not, is that for every action there is not only a reaction -- but there are testing points built into the Laws of Creation that must be satisfied, in order to move beyond the barrier that these Laws present.   What this means is that in our development, you can't skip the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder.   In the same way that when an embryo begins to form in the womb, it's development is not haphazard, adhoc or piecemeal -- but rather, the forming of the physical body in the womb is controlled and in direct accord with the human DNA blueprint.   In like manner, when the body has passed through the first stage of birth and emerges out of the womb of the infants physical mother, this same exacting stages of development is instituted in accord with the Divine Design of the Natural Laws of Creation.   And this reality has been set forth in the words: "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ).    And Paul explained this reality in the words: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).   If the elementary teachings presented by Paul was the "milk" of the Gospel, then each level of maturity gained by climbing the rungs of Jacob's Ladder must be achieved incrementally -- i.e., "...For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little".  

Devine Design: The question should be asked? If the above biblical quotations are correct, what inhibits man from jumping the rungs of Jacob's Ladder?   When rightly understood, it is the Law of Octaves which is indigenous and organic to every aspect of the Divine Design and the Natural Laws of Creation, that directly inhibits us from comprehending what is above the rung of Jacob's Ladder that we are presently on.   When Paul came and taught the "milk" of the Gospel -- i.e., the "testimony" of Christ -- to the congregation at Corinth, he taught with the expectation that as they embraced the "milk", that they would be nourished to the degree where they could begin to receive what Paul portrayed as "solid food" -- i.e., “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food" -- and this "solid food" could only be discerned and received spiritually -- by a spiritually developed and matured mind -- which condition of maturity permits the seeker/disciple to be taught directly from the Logos/Son of God that dwells within each of us (see Learning From The True Prophet) -- at the very core of our being.    And this instruction received directly from the Source of all Truth, could only be in accord with the testing of the Law of Octaves which insured that we evolve to maturity "...precept ...upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little".  

Of even greater importance is the reality that when Jesus taught in parables -- i.e., "With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything" (Mark 4:33-34 NIV).   Which means that each person could only understand his teachings in accord with their own spiritual condition.   Wherein it is stated very plainly that the multitude of people who are portrayed as being "without", could not understand the true (spiritual) meaning of Jesus' teachings: "When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.  He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding" Mark 4:10-12 NIV).   And once again the paramount question is: Why don't all hears understand the same?   Why would Jesus teach in the enigma of parables?   Why did the "...secret of the kingdom of God" belong only to the few?   And what Force of Law permitted the few who were portrayed as being In The House to comprehend the true meaning, while those who were "without" did not?
 

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In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast, when Jesus portrayed those who had failed to put on the required Wedding Garment as being cast into the sorrows of the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), the reality portrayed was that of being bound to the very limited organic consciousness of the body-vessel -- i.e., bound by The Law and limited by human carnal reasoning and logic.    And when properly understood, the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Plato) portrays the plight of natural organic man as being held in a state of mental and spiritual limitation by the illusions of this world (see The Allusions Of The Forms Of Matter).    And when the Natural Laws that manifest all of Creation are properly understood, you will yourself begin on the journey towards an enlightened state of mind -- and this same reality is presented in the Gospel of Thomas where it states: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..."    To recognize what is in your sight, you must be cognizant of the Laws that have formed the images of what you observe in the world -- images that are formed by impressing an aspect of mind into an allegorical symbol that is seen by man's organic senses.   Thus, what man observes in the world about him, is only a symbol that is holographically interpreted by man's physical senses -- and only when you begin to understand what you see, can you begin to escape the "outer darkness ...Plato's Cave".   

With respect to the underlying Laws of Creation, Gurdjieff used what is commonly known as the Enneagram -- which is said to be a merger of the Law of Three which I have portrayed as the Divine Pattern that permeates all of Creation, and the Law of Seven which is portrayed as the Law of Octaves.   The Enneagram  consists of nine points which is the Law of Seven with the two shock points added at the crucial interval points where the Laws test all movements.    The following is a quote from Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous: "Speaking in general it must be understood that the enneagram is a universal symbol. All knowledge can be included in the enneagram and with the help of the enneagram it can be interpreted. And in this connection only what a man is able to put into the enneagram does he actually know, that is, understand. What he cannot put into the enneagram he does not understand. For the man who is able to make use of it, the enneagram makes books and libraries entirely unnecessary. Everything can be included and read in the enneagram. A man may be quite alone in the desert and he can trace the enneagram in the sand and in it read the eternal laws of the universe. And every time he can learn something new, something he did not know before."  Take particular note of the words "...For the man who is able to make use of it, the enneagram makes books and libraries entirely unnecessary."    And it is this Knowledge of the Laws that the original core disciples of Jesus and TheWay understood, that made them warn others that there is only One Teacher -- which they portrayed as The True Prophet.    And this is demonstrated in the words of the Apostle Peter who is quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.   

From the perspective of the Gospel teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, a more important diagram of the Enneagram and the progression of the Natural laws is presented in the diagram to the left.   When rightly understood, the teachings and concepts of the Sermon on the Mount in conjunction with the Consecrated Lifestyle which the original disciples of Jesus lived, was designed to invoke the Natural Laws for the seeker, and enable them to supercharge their pursuit of the Divine Manna (Knowledge) which is the necessary spiritual nourishment to gain entrance into the  Kingdom.    In the diagram to the right we can observe three crucial bending points and interval-shocks that must be mastered in order to evolve the self beyond "natural" organic limitations of development.   And it has been said that while to some degree nature provides for the first two shocks with respect to food and air, few people can even begin to grasp the required Impressions that is necessary to transcend organic physical limitations -- limitations that shackle man to virtually worthless lives where the whole of their thinking and mindset can be best portrayed as earth-bound.   When Jesus replied to why he taught the multitude of the people who were portrayed as being "without" only with parables that "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand..." (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- and Paul warned that “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS) -- it was because of the human dilemma that inhibits their understanding and comprehension, and keeps them earth-bound in their thinking and mindset.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Laws Of Nature And The Law of Octaves: When our Constitutional Framers expressed the words, The Laws of Nature and Nature's God, they understood the Law of Three as manifest in the Divine Pattern of Creation, as well as the Law of Octaves which holographically is embedded throughout every aspect of all that exists.   When Deism is portrayed as "Deism ...is the standpoint that reason and observation of the natural world, without the need for organized religion, can determine that a supreme being created the universe" (see Deism) -- it was because the American Gnostics who were Deists, understood the higher reality of the Laws when overcome, is a harnessing of the Laws within one's own mind and being that, in the above words of Ouspensky,  "...makes books and libraries entirely unnecessary" .    Why would overcoming the Laws within one's self render "...books and libraries entirely unnecessary"?   Those who overcome the Laws and emerge out of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- or the illusions of Plato's Cave -- are able to see and understand all things for what they truly are -- and are thus, travailing the path of the soul's journey of enlightenment.   And one of the primary concerns of our Deist Constitutional Framers, was creating an environment where the Natural Laws (of God) could function at a higher level, and permit the people to evolve to their higher potential that organic man simply could not even begin to comprehend.  

Though the pattern of the Law of Three and the Law of Octaves is holographically present throughout all of Creation, it is perhaps easiest to see, hear and observe in music.  Again let me stress the fact that while the manifest Laws-at-work can be demonstrated more easily in music, its far-reaching reality is prevalent throughout all aspects of life in this world and beyond.  The only difference, then, is that the same sequence of Law is more difficult to observe throughout the other aspects of life -- but quickly becomes apparent once one is cognizant of the pattern and sequence.   The same pattern that is found in music has been noted in what is known as Newlan's Law of Octaves -- i.e., is related to the arrangement of elements in the periodic table.  If elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, the eighth element starting from a given one is a kind of repetition of the first.  It is said that once Pythagoras recognized the relationship of music and math -- and established music as an exact science -- Pythagoras then applied his Law of harmonic intervals to all the phenomena of Nature.   He went so far as to demonstrate the harmonic relationship of the planets, constellations, and elements to each other.

If we look at the picture of a typical keyboard, what we see is the whole notes represented in the white keys, and the half-tones in the black keys.  Regardless of the fact of whether we understand music or not, what we should quickly recognize is the easily discernable fact that not every whole-note interval has a half-tone!  Why?  Why isn't there a half-tone between the third and fourth note on the keyboard and musical scale?  Also, why isn't there a half-tone between the seventh and eigth note of a musical scale?  Though the answer is very simple, the reality that is portrayed is so esoteric and beyond physical reality as we know it, that the most accomplished musicians cannot supply you with the answer to the enigma -- an enigma that is holographically true of all Laws -- and envelops every aspect of our lives and Creation.

Man's physical body is programmed for his spiritual failure: Our physical body is of the earth -- it therefore is not a vehicle that is the natural environment of man's higher soul and spiritual natures.  What this means is that if we are to manifest our higher natures, and rise above the inherent carnal limitations of our physical body/vessel, we will be required to make a conscious effort -- even a super conscious effort -- as we endeavor to overcome the Laws that are the ruling forces of this natural world.  Once again, our physical body is comprised of earth-matter -- and is not naturally acclimated to support man's higher aspects of mind and being.   And this is the reason why Paul warns that the "natural" mind of man cannot even begin to perceive or comprehend the higher reality of the soul and spiritual natures (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- judging and rejecting these higher truths as utter "foolishness" and even heresy.   That the physical body and mind must be purified and transformed in order to gain access to those higher areas of mind that are able to perceive and comprehend man's higher soul and spiritual reality -- and the fact that this transformational process requires much effort and work on one's self -- is portrayed in the words of the disciples where they stated: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).

If we are therefore bound to this physical realm by the natural Laws, then it is of the utmost importance for us to be cognizant of the effects of the Law as they interact with every aspect of nature and life.  If we pose the question: Is man's physical body imbued with the Laws that inhibit him from fulfilling his spiritual goals?  As we look around us at the natural world it is important that we be cognizant of the fact that we see the absence of strait lines.  The leaves on a tree or plant -- the outline of a mountain range -- the formation of rocks -- as well as the very physical bodies in which we presently dwell.  Strait lines do not exist in nature.  Why?  Because these Laws which we can hear and observe on a keyboard, cause all things to change direction in midstream.  In the same way that we cannot clear our minds and focus on a single thought, as we attempt to walk the path of spiritual enlightenment, the Laws of this realm will constantly work to lead us off the path to Life.

Returning once again to the keyboard: Starting from the left most key, we can see the first note, and between the first and second white keys is a half-tone which is represented by that black key.  Thus, the black key represents a half-step or half-tone between the two white keys which musicians call a sharp or flat.   The same is true with respect to the sequence of the second to third note.  Then, between the third and fourth note the pattern suddenly changes, and we can observe that there is no half-tone between these notes.  Why?  Because when we play the notes, the frequency of the fourth note is actually a half-tone -- and yet it artificially and falsely sounds to our physical hearing a whole-step increment.  Why?  Why does our ears hear a half-tone in the third to fourth sequence as if it is a whole, while this is not true in the first two intervals of an octave?

The enigma is caused by a twisting of the frequencies when they are played in sequence -- but this twisting is not only true of the musical scale -- but is holographically true and representative of a pattern which is indigenous to all such sequences of Law throughout all of Creation.  What this means is that while we can hear this Law at work in music, and observe this Law at work by virtue of the physical placement of the keys on a keyboard, this same pattern remains universal to all the Laws that control this world throughout every aspect of our lives.  The result is that when we think we are hearing what would be portrayed as a straight linear path -- our physical senses are subject to an illusion within the construct of the Laws --  resulting in the fact that we are inadvertently turned off the linear path without ever realizing that our direction has been altered by the natural sequence of Laws which immerse every aspect of this physical realm in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being, or the illusions of Plato's Cave.

In the first place we must understand that an octave is comprised of seven notes or sequences -- as is the pattern of the seven colors of the rainbow that make up white light.  As the seventh note is stepped into the eighth sequence, the first note of the sequence is double the frequency of the first, and is repeated as one octave higher than the initial note played.   What this means is that there is seven notes which complete the sequence before the first note is repeated one octave higher than the first -- as in the common musical sequence Doe Re Me Fa So La Ti Doe -- with the second Doe being the same note as the first, but only one octave higher.    For those who don't understand the musical scale, there is no variableness in the beginning and ending of the first sequence that makes up the octave, because the frequency of the eighth note which is also expressed in the term Doe which commences the next higher octave, is double the frequency of the first Doe.    And this is why whole notes only consist of a repetitive A through G sequence.

   Limits Of The Organic Mind - Linear Thought And Fragmentation: While from a human perspective it could be asserted that there is an inherent congenital defect in the hearing of man that causes him to falsely hear the interval between the third and fourth sequences of an octave as if it were a whole-step -- regardless of the fact that it is a half-step in the frequencies of the musical sequence -- in failing to understand the reality and higher purpose of this long ignored phenomena, it is as if mankind continues to dwell in a self-imposed Dark Ages that has gravely inhibited his progress.   In fact, all the poverty, all of man's sufferings, violence, conflict and bestiality that men inflict upon other men, is all the result of man's self-imposed ignorance of the knowledge of the Laws.   On the other hand, Mystics and those who have long understood the movement of the Laws of Creation have known that this interval between the third to fourth sequence is in fact a testing point of the Laws -- a test for Completeness and Wholeness to see if we are prepared to move beyond that point in the physical and mental limitations of the body-vessel.   But it has been virtually impossible for natural organic man to make any real progress beyond the level where he is presently at, because pseudo-intellectuals reject the wisdom that has been presented to them.   The biblical authors all warned that man's higher soul and spiritual reality as set forth in what was portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, was beyond the comprehension of organic man in his natural (earthly-carnal) mindset (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- and yet, both man's religious and political leaders have long ignored their witness.  

In the same way that man is deaf and oblivious to the fact that the third to fourth and seventh to eighth sequence of the musical scale that he hears in not a linear progression as he imagines, he in like manner remains oblivious to the fact that both his line of vision and his rational linear thought that he relies upon to evaluate his experiences in this world, is subject to the same testing and twisting that is easily demonstrated in his hearing.    What this means is that organic man's rational thinking is totally unreliable to evaluate what he sees and evaluates, because what appears to be linear, is an illusion that he is not at all even aware of.   In the same way that the listener is not aware of the frequency shifts when the notes of an octave is played back to him -- and what sounds to his physical ears to be a linear incremental progression is not at all true -- the same is true with respect to both his vision and what he would consider rational thought and reasoning.  

The result is man's inherent blindness and suppressed rationale that inhibits his ability to properly evaluate what he thinks he sees and understands.   Why?   Very simply, because of the carnal blindness inflicted upon man by virtue of the organic limitations of the body-vessel -- and when these natural organic limitations are understood, the reality which confronts man is seen in his inability to grasp only a mere fragment of what he sees and comprehends.   And perhaps the perfect example of the problem is presented in a poem by John Godfrey Saxe which is based upon a fable told in India.   It is a good warning about how our inhibited sensory perceptions and limited organic logic can lead to some serious misinterpretations -- especially when the investigations of the component parts of a whole, and their relations in making up the whole, are inadequate and lack co-ordination.

 

It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation, Might satisfy his mind

The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant  Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! what have we here, So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear,  This wonder of an Elephant, Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spoke: "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. "What most this wondrous beast is like, Is mighty plain," quoth he; "'Tis clear enough the Elephant, Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "Even the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun, About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail, That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant, Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Indostan,  Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion,  Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!

The Moral:  So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance,  Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant, Not one of them has actually seen!

From the enlightened perspective of the Mystic, the inherent problem of human blindness is even greater than what is presented in the above fable.  The 90th Chapter of what is known as The Gospel of the Nazirenes preserves this higher reality that plagues organic physical man: "The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them.  Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all."

Like the blind men, what is presented in the above Gospel quotation is the reality that by Law, different men perceive the same truth differently -- and that each perception of the one truth is both valid, and fragmented.   And in understanding the Laws and their effects upon organic man, the Deist framers of the Constitution insured that each position based upon each individual man's perception, was protected.    Our Constitutional framers understood that because each man's perception, understanding and mind is segmented -- and that in his organic natural condition, each man is only able to see mental forms and allegorical symbols (see above The Allusions Of The Forms Of Matter) that have been impressed into the images of nature -- that each individual man's perception is not only representative of a valid perspective even though it is different than that of other men -- but that each man's fragmented perspective is an integral part of the Whole.   But because each man's perception and understanding is a fragment of the whole, few men possess the intelligent perception to realize the fact that his rational linear reasoning is totally insufficient to evaluate what his very limited perception and organic consciousness is presenting to him.   And it was the realization of this reality that organic man was inherently blind to by virtue of the limitations of his physical senses and consciousness, that was expressed in the shock of Einstein (see Science Proves Religion) when he stated: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.   In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.”   Which confirms what Einstein wrote in analysis that “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics) -- and the words of physicist Walter Thirring who wrote that modern physics “…has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field(Urbausteine der Materie).  

What this means is that only the Mystic who has endeavored to consciously develop his latent intuitive spheres of mind, possesses the ability to observe and comprehend what man's very fragmented linear-rational (intellectual) thinking is totally blind to -- which enables the Mystic alone to perceive the source and underlying causes in the Etheric Field that is the source of what man perceives in the forms of matter.   Thus, Mystics have long warned mankind that the reality of this world of appearances is not at all what is seems to be through the perception of man's physical eyes and senses -- i.e., that there is a great deal more that man's senses and perception cannot detect or even imagine.   And this same enigma of the limits of man's physical senses was noted by Albert Einstein who concluded with respect to man's dilemma when he stated: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."    And what the Mystic has warned is that because man's religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions "...have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift" -- thus, blinding mankind to the underlying cause of all that man sees and experiences in this world, man remains perpetually lost and blind in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- or what the philosopher portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave (see Cave) .   

When properly and factually understood, there is absolutely no difference between the findings of the enlightened scientist, the original disciples of Jesus, the Apostle Paul who attempted to warn organic man of his inherent blindness to his own higher soul-reality ( see Mystery), and the enlightened Mystic -- except, perhaps, the key word enlightened.   But the very word enlightened raises the crucial question as to how one even becomes enlightened?   Certainly not by disputing others over opinions based upon very fragmented and limited perceptions of truths that are incomprehensible to the natural organic mind of man.   With great wisdom and vision Einstein stated "Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible."    But since the vast majority of modern scientists who develop only the linear-intellect and totally discard the intuitive, in their blindness they reject even the existence of the invisible -- resulting in the fact that the scientific community has rendered itself impotent with respect to any real depth of perception and understanding.   Paul conveyed the exact same message to the congregation of believers that Einstein stated in the above words:  "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV).    Which means that we first must recognize not only that the unseen which is the source of what we see exists, but also that be can develop the ability to see what organic man is blind to. 

When Paul wrote that "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV) -- he was making reference to philosophies, human traditions and basic principles that were founded upon a linear-logic perception and understanding of this world.    When Paul warned that the wisdom of this world comes to naught, it was because of the blind illusion of man's linear-logic that causes him to arrive at defective assumptions.   When the scriptures warn that "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12) -- once again this warning is based upon the illusions of man's comprehension based upon his dismissal of the intuitive and almost sole reliance on intellectual linear-logic.    

 

 

When Paul stated to the congregations that they should "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5 NIV) -- what he was stating was to be totally conscious of the thoughts which are in fact controlled by the Law of Octaves, to insure that the thoughts generated make an inner connection between the disciples lower earthly nature as manifest in the body-vessel, and their higher spiritual nature that organic man is blind and oblivious to.   The developing of the mind through the capturing of one's own thoughts, is the basis for the warning of Jesus in the Gospels: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt 12:36 KJV).   And that one must overcome the Laws working in the body is the reason it is written in the Epistle of James: "…bridle the whole body" (James 3:2 KJV).   While this may appear totally alien from the perspective of the modern Christian who fully indulges in the unbounded excesses of our present-day cultural lifestyle, the Apostle Paul confirmed the validity of these words from a New Covenant perspective when he wrote of the necessity to "…beat my body and make it my slave..." (1 Cor 9:27 NIV).  Moreover, when Paul stated that salvation is by faith over the ritual works of the Law of Moses, the reality that faith meant an entirely different thing to the Apostle Paul than what is being preached from our pulpits today, can be seen in Paul’s commandment to all who would call themselves a Christian to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).  If the congregation of believers could simply have faith, without living a Consecrated Life set apart from the thinking and lifestyle of the people of this world, then Paul would not have warned the believers of the simple-faith that: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   To mortify the deeds of the body takes work -- a great amount of work -- and this work cannot be accomplished through a static faith.   The problem is that these biblical commandments have absolutely nothing in common with the doctrine of faith that was developed by MarReligionAsSystemOfEducationtin Luther in the Middle-ages.   In later chapters I will explore the effect of our modern sexualized culture and its devastating effects upon men and women -- which was also warned by Paul in the full statement at Col 3:5 where he writes: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry."     In most instances the effects of our modern culture totally inhibit the person from overcoming the Law of Octaves in their body-mind. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

  The Enigma Of The Segmented Mind: Modern Deists maintain that theirs is the True Path of Reason -- suggesting that all Jews, Christians, Muslims and Atheists should abandon their own religions and mindset, and embrace the philosophy of the Deists.    But the folly and irrationality of such a position is immediately recognized, when the Natural Laws are understood with respect to the Divine Design of Creation that necessitates balance across both the cosmos (Macrocosm) and the spectrum of human thought and thinking (microcosm) -- and the fact that each school of thought among mankind can be said to be hardwired to perceiving the world from a preprogrammed perspective (see  The Enigma Of The Twelve -- The Laws -- And The Tree Of Life ).   And if this is true with respect to the requirement of the Natural Laws which must maintain balance across the spectrum of human thought and thinking, then the scenario of the Deist attempting to simply tell the Theist and Atheist to give up their condition of mind and rational thought -- to merely adopt an alternative school of thought that is contrary to their own hardwired perception of life -- must be seen as the epitome of irrationality on the part of the Deist.   Quoting from the foregoing link:

In what is known as the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospels, one of the primary commandments is a prohibition against judging our brothers and sisters.   Why?   Because each person sees and perceives the world from a different and sometimes conflicting perception and understanding -- a perception and understanding that is brought about and maintained by the Laws of Creation which imbues Nature with the Objective of maintaining balance and wholeness.     Perhaps it can be thought of as the Tower of Babel Syndrome on steroids.    Therefore, when we judge another, we are in effect not only finding fault with the Laws of Creation -- but we are also judging others who are polarized to a different sphere/fragment within the pattern of the Tree of Life -- from the perspective of our own fragmentary perception and understanding.   And while empathetic discernment of others is of the utmost importance in the development of mind as manifest in the pattern of the Tree of Life within us, it is imperative that we understand the difference between discernment and judgment.   In the same way that the great variations and diversity of thinking across the spectrum of mankind exists and is maintained by the Laws of Nature and Nature's God (Laws of Creation), while each fragment within the whole is representative of a fractionated truth, the inherent limitations in the construct of each fragment, immerses that individual perception of truth in a sea of confusion and error by virtue of its fractionated reality.   While Truth exists within the Reality of the Whole, a fragment that is based upon 1/144.000th of the whole, exists in grave error apart from the Fullness of the Whole.  

In the 90th chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes this important teaching is preserved: "The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them.  Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all."    What it is saying is that One Truth is divided across the spectrum of the Twelve, and each person only sees one face of the twelve -- and when the words, "...yea four times twelve" is understood as the division of the pattern of the twelve within each of the twelve, each person only sees a fragment of the face of the original twelve as portrayed in the twelve faces of the crystal that divides and segments the One Truth.   And since the perception and understanding of what each person thinks they see as a fragmented 1/144.000th is from a different and often paradoxically different perspective than another person, not only is every person and group bound by error by virtue of their own inherent incompleteness -- but their judgment (in contradistinction of discernment) of the perception and understanding of others, inhibits them from advancing beyond a very rudimentary and incomplete reality of mind.

 

What is the ramifications?   If, you divide the twelve spheres of the Tree of Life across the spectrum of humanity in the outer world, then each person is representative of 1/144,000th of the whole.   Which means that each person who begins their existence as a one-celled human-amoeba, can only represent 1/144,000th of the Whole.   And when you take into account the three-dimensional aspects of this world in relation to The Divine Pattern Of Creation as represented in the Spiritual Doctrine of the Trinity -- and the reality that True Wholeness can only be achieved when the Three Exist At-One -- this reality opens a whole new dimension to the paradox of Wholeness.   What is not at all understood is that the soul of man is asexual -- i.e., but not asexual in the meaning of the absence of polarity in the negative sense -- but rather, the negation of the polarities through their evolved Fullness and Absolute Balance as portrayed in the 22nd saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words: Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female...".     

The soul and true self of man which -- in its Natural Form is a Being of Light (see SoulSelf.org ) -- is a positive and absolute balance of male/female and the third-force Manifestation of Higher Mind and Being.    What this means is that while the higher soul-self can manifest in this elevated state of being which I portray as the Realm Of Souls because it is not limited to the three dimensions of this physical world, it is impossible for the soul to manifest in a one-cell human amoebic-embryo.   Whereby, when projected into this world, not only is the soul subject to the limitations of the Natural Laws which require Wholeness across the spectrum of the 144,000, but also divided across the gender-divide.   Which means that when you further divide the one cell embryo across gender lines, that makes each man or woman half of this apportionment.   Which is why in the above Gospel of Thomas teaching on when the Kingdom would come, not only must there be a positive-evolved balance of male/female within the Trinitarian Divine Pattern -- i.e., "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..." -- but Jesus states that unless you achieve the next stages of birth through this process of Evolved-Oneness which is able to achieve the necessary Wholeness, you cannot bring about the state of  Wholeness within your mind and being that enables the person you are in this world to be united to your higher soul-self -- and ultimately, to the Indwelling Logos and Creator-God as a Fully Evolved Being of Light.    

When the biblical authors write and warn that man's higher soul-reality and the Kingdom is incomprehensible to the "natural" mind of organic man (see The Second Fatal Mistake), it is because Truth can only exist at a soul-level of mind and being where the twelve faces of the crystal are manifest in the One Truth -- and ultimately, at the Logos Level of Reality (see Logos).  What this means from a holographic perspective, is that in the same way that our physical bodies were formed from the joining and union of the sperm and ovum of our mother and father, when we were born into this world that was only the First Phase of Birth -- and having entered this world as male or female, we exist as a Cosmic Ovum And Sperm (see The Trinity And The Divine Pattern Of Creation).    And from the perspective of our un-manifested higher soul and spiritual reality, this realm can be portrayed as the mental-womb of Mother-God that is the necessary environment to bring about the next stage of birth which enables us to manifest out Eternal Soul-Self in the body-vessel -- as portrayed in another version of the above quotation from the Gospel of Thomas that has been preserved in the Second Epistle Of Clement where Jesus is quoted with respect to the teachings on the coming of the Kingdom in the words: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’” .  

A truly enlightened Spiritually Mature seeker who understood what is often portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, would begin to grasp the reality that, BY DESIGN, there can never be unity in the outer world, because the Laws MUST maintain Wholeness -- and the primary cell that formed you as an embryo could only be imbued with 1/144,000th part of the Whole.   And since each of the twelve spheres of mind perceive and understand the world from a different and often opposite paradoxical perspective, then what you have is the embodiment of the allegorical Tower of Babel Syndrome that fragments the thinking and perception of all of mankind -- resulting in the great conflict of thought that we can easily observe in the world.   Thus, based upon this higher reality, if we pose the question: What makes you perceive and understand the world differently from others?   The vastly different perceptions are in fact hard-wired into each person's thinking -- each person possessing a piece of the enigmatic puzzle -- and together, making a whole.    

  The Solution To The Dilemma: One of the parables of the Kingdom in the Gospels is that of a merchant who searches and finds the Pearl of Great Price, and he goes and sells all his lesser pearls in order to purchase it.   But since the carnal mind of the readers fail to understand with any depth or fullness (see Prologue Of The Key Of Knowledge), they fail to recognize the fact that the key to acquiring the Pear of Great Price is to have collected a substantial number of lesser pearls that can then be sold in order to acquire the One Pearl.   And what this means is that each person possesses a lesser pearl -- i.e., a fragment of truth -- and by developing your power of empathy in conjunction with an understanding of the Natural Laws -- and then using the power of empathy in your interactions with your brothers and sisters as a type of catalyst to reflect their fragmented perception back to you -- you can then begin to expand your own mind, consciousness and being -- INWARDLY.

We can define empathy as the ability to suspend one's own self in the endeavor to project one's self into the life and thinking of another, in order to perceive and understand the world from their perspective.   And what this means is that while you may not agree with their perception of life because they are also representative of 1/144,000th of the whole, they do possess a fragment or lesser pearl that you must possess within yourself, in order to begin to achieve Wholeness within your own self -- which is accomplished by expanding your own mind, consciousness and being (see Expansion And Heightening Of Mind) beyond natural physical organic limitations.   But herein lies the problem -- i.e., empathy only works when you are able to suspend judgment -- as detailed in the Gospel -- because judgment is partisan and parochial, and is itself limited to a fragment of mind/whole.   Yet, while judgment is an extremely limiting factor, one of the elements that is absolutely necessary to the expansion of mind, is discernment.    

Without judgment, I can discern the vision and perception of life through the eyes of a homosexual, a whore, a thief, a liberal or conservative, a person of a certain philosophical or theological persuasion, as well as every other fragmented variety of human condition.   By suspending judgment, and empathetically inserting myself into the conditions of my brothers and sisters, I can not only see from their perspective -- but I can then use that person as a catalyst to interact with that part of myself that is in harmony with that other person.   And each time I am able to do this, I am in effect expanding my own mind, consciousness and being.   That does not mean that I agree with their very limited and fragmented assessment of life -- but rather, that by empathetically projecting myself into their mind and thinking, and using them as a reflective catalyst, I can collect one of the lesser pearls within myself -- which eventually can be exchanged for the Pearl of Great Price that is beyond natural organic human conception because of the limiting factor of the Natural Laws.  

Homosexuals claim that they were created homosexual -- and while many people may be in denial of this claim, it is fundamentally true (see Conditions Of Birth).  The question that should be asked is: Why has such a person been born homosexual in this present life?  In fact, modern science has about proven that each person is born hard-wired to the life that they are presently living.   Consider the interesting finding in the Publishers Weekly Review of the book entitled Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality:

Society's assumptions about free will and individual responsibility must be drastically revised in the light of scientific discoveries about the brain, argues this fascinating study. Drawing on a wealth of recent developments in neurobiology, genetics and brain imaging, Tancredi, a professor of psychiatry and a lawyer, examines new findings about the neurological structures and processes that underlie reasoning, emotions and decision-making. He applies these discoveries to such traditional moral concerns as violence, sexual infidelity, lying, gluttony and sloth, and even financial fraud and gambling. The striking results of this research, he notes, indicate that hormones, drugs, genetic abnormalities, injuries and traumatic experiences all have profound effects on brain structure and functioning, and hence on moral choices; indeed, some experiments imply that our actions are initiated by the unconscious brain before we are consciously aware of them, raising the possibility that our sense of moral agency is a retrospective "illusion." Tancredi supplements his rather dry exposition of the science with case studies from his clinical practice, including lengthy profiles of a sex-addicted patient and of a "biologically driven" serial killer, and closes by pondering the possibility and perils of a hypothetical Brave New World-style program of neurological intervention-complete with brain implants-to improve morality. Some will consider Tancredi's talk of the "empathetic" female brain and "systemizing" male brain and his chalking up of pedophilia to "an imbalance of the monoamine neurotransmitters" and homosexuality to "differences in neurohumeral activity during the prenatal phase" to be glibly reductionist, but many will find his well-researched overview of the new science of the brain a stimulating addition to the debate about human nature.

What this means is that your thinking -- and your manner of thought -- is solely depended upon your Conditions Of Birth.  -- orchestrated by (1) your Spiritual DNA based upon your soul's previous accomplishments; (2) where in the spectrum of the 1/144,000 you fall; (3) karmic loops that are carried from life to life; (4) and the debts you owe as portrayed in the reality of the words: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).    In the above example of the person who is born homosexual: While there is a biological cause which the book by Prof. Tancredi notes in his conclusion to "differences in neurohumeral activity during the prenatal phase", these differences are orchestrated by the foregoing four factors with respect to each person's Conditions Of Birth.    That each individual person is born into the life that they are about to live that has been orchestrated by the Natural Laws and the role on the stage of life that has been incorporated into their own curriculum and syllabus of learning, means that the choices we make in conjunction with what we accomplish with the opportunity of life, orchestrates the life that our soul-self will be born into in the future.          

What this means is that a liberal, is a liberal, because his thinking is hard-wired to that manner of perception and thinking -- as is a conservative.   Ultra-liberal Alan Combs is incapable of seeing the world from the perspective of Right-wing Sean Hannity -- and their perceptive thinking is hard-wired to opposite spheres of mind.    Which one is right?   It is not a question of right or wrong, because they both possess an important fragmented piece of the enigmatic puzzle -- which when combined with many other fragmented pieces, creates the whole that is maintained across the spectrum of human thought by the Natural Laws that control our lives.  

The Gospel message tells us not to judge our brothers and sisters, because judgment is predicated upon a perception of right and wrong.   Yet, the Gospel also requires a very high level of discernment.   The Gospel account of Jesus has him stating to the man: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   Which means that what is portrayed as sin has dire consequences.   And to the woman caught in adultery Jesus stated: "...go and sin no more'" (John 8:2-11 NKJ).   Thus, while discernment and an enlightened sense of cause and effect and higher reality is absolutely necessary, judgment must be understood within the spectrum of the Natural Laws. 

If not even a sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God (see The Great Christian Quagmire) -- and each person is preordained and hard-wired to the life they are presently living -- then while ideological judgment is in and of itself the embodiment of evil, discernment and being extremely cognizant of the fact that choices have consequences that must be lived out, is a human reality that must be intimately embraced by those who aspire to arise to man's highest potential.   The fact that we are all different -- and to perceive and evolve the ability to understand the causal factors that hard-wired us to these often radically opposite differences -- is of the highest importance in overcoming our own natural limitations -- and ultimately acquiring the Pearl of Great Price. 

  Social Justice And The Natural Laws: Contrary to the Marxist and Secular Progressive ideology of Social Justice, one of the more important elements of the Ten Commandments is not to desire what belongs to your neighbor.   Why?   Because each person was born under different Laws -- they are expressing their lives from the perspective of that fragmentary pearl that they received as their allotted inheritance in this life -- and the key is to develop what you have, without desiring that which has been bestowed upon your brother.   This world is God's Divine Schoolhouse -- each person's life is in accord with a syllabus and curriculum that was predetermined before they were even born into this life -- and by Divine Design, each person's lessons are in accord with the needs and requirements of the individual.   There is a reason why some people are born rich, while others are poor -- some are intelligent, while others are seemingly incapable of learning -- some are religious, while others are agnostic or an unbeliever.   Jewish mystics claim that the Jews who suffered under Hitler, were born into the life they lived (see The Chickens Come Home To Roost).  It is not an accident that Jeremiah Wright has embraced what is known as Black Liberation Theology.   Or, that he was Barack Obama's spiritual leader.   It was preordained that George W. Bush would be blamed for a financial meltdown that he did not cause.   That this meltdown would open the door to Barack Obama's presidency.

When you enroll in a course of study, the instructor does not teach the course in any manner of his choosing.   The math teacher does not teach science, history, English Literature, music or cooking.   In like manner, there is a language association in mathematics -- a different language in science -- in music, healing and medicine, as well as all other such courses of study.   In each course of study, there is a predetermined syllabus and curriculum that must be followed, in order to bring about certain results.   And in this respect, each person's life is a course of study -- and as such, is following a predetermined syllabus that is intended to bring about certain results.   In order to learn certain lessons, it is necessary for some people to be born poor.   Others to be born rich.   Medical science has already demonstrated that some people are born with the greater potential of an almost inconceivable number of addictions.   Some people are born virtuous, others not so, while still others become conscious of the need to develop virtue.   Einstein was born into the life of genus.   Mozart composed and performed at the age of five.   Da Vinci was born to be a painter.   Siddhārtha Gautama was born to be the Buddha, as was Jesus born to live the role that he fulfilled.   All the world is a stage -- a stage of learning -- and each person is born into the role that they are to play on the stage of life.  There are no accidents (see Conditions Of Birth), and each person is born with abilities in accord with the lessons of life they have been preordained to learn.   And when we apply this realty to a person's ability to see the previous lives that their higher soul-self has lived, then this ability would be contingent upon the individual requirements of the syllabus and curriculum of the life that the person is presently living -- natural abilities which each person is born into this life to develop into a strength and pearl.

What is important is to achieve your true potential -- and you accomplish this by developing the natural abilities you were imbued with when you entered this life.   From man's perspective, the Pearl of Great Price is achieved when you can see and understand from the perspective and Being of your higher Soul-Self who is the balance and cumulation of all the fragmented lives that your soul has lived (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image).   And while you can't at present simply jump to the soul-level of being and perceive reality from this higher enlightened perspective, you can and must begin to listen and develop the empathetic intuition necessary to begin to expand one's own mind, consciousness and being.    

The Lawful Solution To The Dilemma: Since, by Divine Design, each person has a direct path to Higher Truth through what is allegorically portrayed as their own segmented portion of the Original Twelve faces of the Crystal, then the Wise Deist much assist the masses in understanding the Natural Laws, and the means by which each individual person can begin to tap into that Source of Truth.   

And in accord with the allegory of the Tower of Babel Syndrome, because each person is hardwired by the Laws of Nature which is required to manifest Wholeness across the divided reality of mankind -- which causes each person and group of people to perceive and understand the world from a different and often conflicting perspective within the construct of the 144,000 points within the Pattern of Mind as portrayed in the Tree of Life (see The Enigma Of The Twelve -- The Laws -- And The Tree Of Life ) -- the authors of the scriptures preserved and concealed the Knowledge of the Laws and Forces of Mind within the allegorical enigma of the scriptures.   Safeguarding and preserving this knowledge that was written in the Universal Language of the Soul for those who had evolved their condition of mind to the degree where they were able to prevail over the Forces and Laws of Nature.  

In order to escape the Cave of the Outer Darkness of mind and being, and begin to perceive and comprehend the higher reality of the Source, it is necessary to understand the Laws and Forces of Nature and begin to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge in order to begin the process of the development and expansion of mind (see The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind).   

 

 

 

   

  The Final Temple - Using The Key Of Knowledge: What is perfectly clear from the above statement with respect to the Inner Kingdom and the application of the scriptures as the Key Of Knowledge that Jesus made to the Pharisees is this: That while they (the Pharisees) were in possession of what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge, their heresy was seen in the fact that they failed to properly utilize what Jesus portrayed as the Key for its intended purpose -- which was to reveal the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, which then enabled the seeker/disciple the ability to unlock the (inner) door ("narrow strait gate"), and enter into the Kingdom that Jesus confirmed the position of the Zohar which declared existed as a Divine "germ" within the mind of each person.    But the problem was seen in the fact that the leaders of the Jews -- like the modern Christians -- ignored Jesus' statement ( http://GateOfEden.com ) that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men look for it -- because the Kingdom was within them (Luke 17:20-21).   Therefore, Jesus correctly portrayed the leaders of the Jews as blind guides who hindered the people's entrance into the Kingdom -- because the leaders among the Jews interpreted the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition -- promoting the scriptures as historical accounts, versus spiritual accounts.    And that they failed to turn the scriptures within self -- properly utilizing the Key of Knowledge to unlock the door to the Kingdom Within -- is in fact why Jesus condemned the Pharisees for cleansing the outside of the cup, while ignoring the inside.  

That the scriptures must be turned within, is the reason why Jesus condemned the whole system of animal sacrifice in a temple made with the hands of men -- i.e., "...the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands" (Acts 7:48) -- "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" (1 Cor 3:16 NKJV).   And this is demonstrated in the AskMoses.com account of the Final Temple -- i.e., (quoting AskMoses.com directly) "With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.   With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place.  He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us."  And thus, when the scriptures are properly understood in their spiritual meaning, they are an allegorical presentation that contains within the body of the text the esoteric knowledge that is necessary to build the Final Living Temple within one's self.

Why do men of a carnal mindset imagine that they can obtain forgiveness through animal sacrifice?   Because their carnal mindset causes them to perceive and project their inner realty outwardly in ritual and tradition.   And as stated in the above, the mystic comes to recognize that he "...cannot atone for [his] shortcomings by sacrificing animals" on the altar of an external temple made with the hands of men, and in the esoteric revelation he comes to recognize that  "...we can [only] sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions". --  and it is these beastly compulsions of our lower animal natures that alienates us from becoming the Final Temple -- and as the High Priest of the Living and Consecrated Temple, entering within the Holy of Holies and achieving Oneness with the inner Source of our Being -- as stated in the Zohar: "...The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.     

Allegorically, each of us must free ourselves from the House of Bondage (Egyptians) -- travail through the wilderness of carnal consciousness -- and receive the Living Torah on the Mount of Higher Being.   Thus, Moses is representative of the Laws and Forces of Mind that each of us must overcome in making this inner journey.   And in the same way that Moses could not lead the Children of Israel across the Jordan -- and this could only be accomplished by Joshua/Yeshua -- the original Gospel account requires that each of us become all that is portrayed in the vibration and reality of the name Yeshua -- which was paganized by the Romans into the name of Jesus (Zeus/Ishtar).   And in the same way that it is stated in the above that the "Torah's primary function is to teach us how to live Jewishly, in harmony with G-d's will. As such, the basic levels of scriptural interpretation lead to a practical understanding of mitzvot and related Jewish values" -- this spiritual mindset and lifestyle is the main and primary focus of the teaching of what is known as the Sermon on the Mount.    

 

  

   The Preservation Of Torah And Other Scriptures:  To many people today, the Torah would appear to be outdated and no longer relevant.   And yet, when the enigmas of life are correctly understood, nothing could be further from the truth.    But to even begin to understand why I can make this statement, it must be recognized that it is not the purpose and objective of the Torah and other scriptures to teach or disseminate truth -- but rather, to convey and enlightened the seeker/disciple how to tap into the Source of all Truth.   Therefore it can also be stated that a person could attend the finest universities the world over -- learning from the most knowing of teachers and authorities that our culture has produced -- research all the countless books containing the accumulative wisdom of mankind -- and the end result would be the continuation of that condition of profound ignorance that has perpetually enslaved mankind with respect to the most important knowledge known to man.   Why?   Because the knowledge that is contained within the body of the text of the Torah and other scriptures, exists nowhere else!!!   It remains unknown to mankind's most esteemed educators and teachers.   It's higher wisdom can't be researched in any of man's books.   There is no libraries where a seeker can go and study in the traditional manner that man has become accustomed to learning.   And if asked how I can make such a profound statement: Because the wisdom of the Torah and other scriptures deals exclusively with the great void in human consciousness that inhibits his ability to tap into the Ultimate Source of Knowledge that elusively evades the vast majority of intellectuals, teachers and philosophers.  

The problem that has always confronted mankind in his journey in pursuit of Truth cannot be resolved through the process of merely reading of the literal text of the Torah -- because the very nature of the scriptures insures that

can produce an enlightened seeker -- but rather, by learning the language of the Torah, you will begin to learn the Language of Creation itself.   And by learning how to strip away the facade of allegory with which the UnSeen Spiritual Torah protectively lies beneath the garb of the text of the written word -- i.e., quoting the Zohar: "The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak. The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not. The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers" -- you will begin to pierce beneath the garb of human consciousness, and begin to tap into the Source of Truth that exists within the mind and being of mankind.    thus the reality of the words: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (The Zohar; Edited by Gershom G. Scholem, Zohar- The Book of Splendor, Basic Readings from the Kabbalah [New York, Schocken Books, 1949]).  And in reference to this body of knowledge that is contained within the inner meaning of the Torah and other scriptures, the Gospel of Thomas warns: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   And when rightly understood -- i.e., "The Torah, however, is a multi-layered document. Many of its deeper levels of interpretation are not readily accessible; and they may not lend themselves to obvious, practical application in daily life..." -- the Torah and other scriptures deal exclusively with the Forces, Laws and Inner Dimensions and Realities of Being as portrayed in the pattern of one's Cosmology of Mind.    And not only does this essential body of esoteric knowledge exist no where else, but it's reality is not even understood by today's educational authorities.  

In many respects mankind has yet to free himself from the Dark Ages of unknowing that has shackled him to a profound state of ignorance.    While Wisdom conveys to us that there is "nothing new under the sun" (Ecc 1:9), the technological revolution that our culture has undergone has very much changed the circumstances under which man now finds himself.   What this means is that while ordinary men and woman in the past had an excuse for their undeveloped condition of mind that anchored them to a very limited carnal perspective and vision of life, the findings of modern quantum physics had completely changed the condition of carnal ignorance that mankind has traditionally found himself immersed in.   And what the modern physicist has proven, is that the long-disregarded witness of the mystic is correct -- and that this world is not at all what it appears to be on the surface.   In fact, the physicist has confirmed the assertion of the mystic that what is seen with our physical eyes is an illusion, and what the physicist portrays as the (Etheric) Field that is unseen with our physical eyes and senses, is the true reality which we must seek out to find the true meaning and answers to life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Einstein made one of the most important observations that modern intellectuals neither understand, nor can they in any manner even begin to come to terms with -- largely because of their politically correct cultural philosophy and their ignorance of the Laws.   Einstein stated: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."   When properly and factually understood, there is absolutely no difference between the findings of the enlightened scientist, the Apostle Paul who instructed the Gentile Christians, and the enlightened Mystic who authored the scriptures -- except, perhaps, the key word enlightened.   But herein lies the crux of the problem -- i.e., the very word enlightened raises the crucial question as to how one even becomes enlightened?   Does one go to a traditional school environment that suppresses what Einstein portrays as the forgotten intuitive gift -- while programming the rational servant with what often amounts to little more than cultural and politically correct propaganda?   In his own words he acknowledged that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”     In fact, what Einstein portrays as the rational servant does not even possess the necessary insight to understand both the reality of the intuitive gift, or the Great Source of Knowledge that the undeveloped intuitive resources of the mind of man has the innate potential of tapping into -- which prompted Einstein to acknowledge that “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  

With great wisdom and vision Einstein stated "Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible."    But since the vast majority of modern scientists reject even the existence of the invisible, it is the scientific community that has rendered itself impotent with respect to any real depth of perception and understanding.   Paul conveyed the exact same message to the congregation of believers that Einstein stated in the words:  "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV).   And when this reality is understood for what it truly is, only then is the words of the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas comprehended where it is written: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you ..."    And while only a handful of people have evolved their intuitive centers of mind sufficiently enough to perceive and understand from the higher reality of an enlightened mind, this potential of man that is portrayed as a gift, is indeed the long ignored wisdom expressed by both Einstein, the Apostle Paul, and the biblical authors.

Both of these statements which are ignored by the vast majority of scientists and their religious counterparts, ignore the underlying reality that not only does the unseen dimension of what we see exist, but that it is within the scope of man's innate abilities to develop this facility of mind that enables the individual to perceive an unseen reality that is beyond the limits of man's undeveloped physical organic senses.   And with respect to the invisible, when it is understood that what is being made reference to is a blindness that encompasses all of mankind in a condition that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which is parallel to the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave that has entrapped mankind in a world that he does not understand the nature and reality of, then the reality of these words spoken by both the scientist and the mystic becomes an obstacle that is imperative to overcome and prevail over its limitations.

The vast difference between what would be called the knowledge of man, and the higher spiritual reality portrayed in the Knowledge that is defined as Gnosis, has begun to be demonstrated by the modern scientific community.    Quoting physicist Walter Thirring in his book, Urbausteine der Materie where he wrote about matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”   One of the primary realities that science has to come to terms with in order to advance beyond their present level, is the fact that physical matter is the result of the forces in the Etheric Field coming together, causing what Walter Thirring above describes as a "blemish" that we observe with our organic physical senses.   And what this is, is Darwinism in reverse -- i.e., modern science has proven that the Field which is unseen and surrounds all matter, is the Source which impresses the aspect of mind and consciousness which is represented in the form of matter that we observe.   The problem is that to the organic mind of both the faith-based believer, as well as the Atheist, what modern science has proven is simply beyond their ability to even contemplate.

What man calls knowledge, is the wisdom and understanding gained through his study of what Walter Thirring called the "blemish" -- i.e., the illusion of what we perceive as physical matter.    Yet, without understanding the underlying forces in the Field that formed the blemish that organic man observes as concrete physical matter, it can be stated that what we observe in the physical world is so incomplete, that it would be virtually impossible to truly understand what we think and imagine we see.    Reality, states the physicist, can only be found in the (Etheric) Field -- and it is the Field that both surrounds all physical forms that we observe with our body-senses, and it is the unseen Field that is the source of what we perceive with our physical senses which we call matter.   Which again, is reverse Darwinism -- in that, Darwinism attempted to demonstrate that this physical world came into being apart from any unseen supernatural forces -- and modern science has now proven that this world is the direct result of unseen forces that would be defined as supernatural, or beyond what is seen with the physical senses.  

In defense of Darwin, it must be understood that in the same way that many unsolved crimes in the past are presently resolved through DNA, Darwin lived in the nineteenth century -- long before the most enlightening discoveries of modern quantum physics.   And in recognition of this fact, Darwin himself questioned the inadequacy of his own conclusions.  In the words of Niles Eldredge of the American Museum of Natural History: “The old explanation that the fossil record was inadequate is in itself an inadequate explanation.”  Why?  The fossil record is inadequate because everything that we see and perceive in this realm is directly caused by patterns of force being exerted upon matter from beyond the bounds of this three-dimensional world in which we presently dwell.  And the fact that the fossil record failed to support Darwin's conclusions, is openly acknowledged in his own words where he wrote: "Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain, and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory" (Charles Darwin, On The Origin Of Species). According to Darwin's theory, the geological record should be full of species that are slowly increasing in complexity over time.  Since evolution relies on time, chance, and incremental steps, sudden leaps are not possible -- which demonstrates that the fossil record itself directly contradicts the theory of evolution!   And even if a proverbial missing link could be found, this would not in any manner negate the fact that it is the forces in the Etheric Field that has brought about all changes and variations of life-forms that we observe in the physical world.

Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.  In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” These “…mechanical conceptions” make reference to Darwin and the theory of evolution.

In the same way that Peter warned that organic man only sees in the scriptures what he is predisposed to already believe, it is also true that man perceives all of Creation through the filter of his beliefs about life.   The believer is in no manner dependent upon facts, and no amount of facts can deter the unbeliever -- i.e., most of mankind is totally predisposed to see only what they already believe to be true.    And while many will become both offended and simply dismiss the statement of the Apostle Peter in the Homilies that men see and understand only what they are programmed to perceive by virtue of the filter of their beliefs -- or, the Organic Laws of the earth that predisposes them to a specific preordained opinion -- the text of Itzhak Bentov’s book itself reveals that: “The quantum theory asserts that there is no way one can measure some sets of things, like momentum and position, together very accurately... because the consciousness of the experimenter interacts with the experiment itself. Therefore, it becomes possible that the attitude of the experimenter must also influence the outcome of any particular experiment” (Preface to Stalking The Wild Pendulum, by Itzhak Bentov).   Thus, we begin to contemplate the interrelatedness of mind and matter and the fact that our whole politically correct culture has become an obstacle to the advancement of mankind.  And since the vast majority of religious doctrines of belief are merely what was deemed politically correct in past cultures, few people are even capable of seeing beyond the limits of the facade of their predisposed beliefs.   In the very narrow linear perception of the “fossilized” world-view that is taught in science class in our schools today, the idea that the mind of the experimenter can impact the results of the experiment itself, is simply beyond the scope of man's cultural understanding.  

If, as presupposed by the science of man's past, everything man sees is a detached, stand-alone, separate inanimate object, then genuinely intelligent men must recognize that in his present cultural world view, there is a great void in their understanding that inhibits them from even contemplating how the mind of a person can affect the outcome of a given experiment?   And thus, what the Apostle Peter warns with respect to his statement that each person who reads the scriptures only sees what he he predisposed to see, modern quantum mechanics has gone beyond this fact, and proven that the mindset and thinking of a scientific investigator, can somehow impact his findings and results.    Not only does this throw all of man's analytical conclusions into question, but it must be realized that even the findings of Darwin was subject to the filter of his Unitarian mindset and beliefs.   Moreover, this resolves the dilemma of why different men see and understand the same thing not only differently, but often from an opposite and conflicting perspective.   Which one is wrong?   What if each is seeing a fragmentary truth -- and while neither is all wrong, there is still a greater reality that is beyond the comprehension of both conflicting viewpoints.

That there is an unseen connection between mind and matter, and man is able to consciously and unconsciously effect what we perceive as inanimate objects with his own patterns of thought, means that our present-day cultural and quasi-scientific perception of Creation itself is defective.  Moreover, when we attempt to interpret the scriptures through the filter of our flawed vision and predisposed inherent understanding, it is impossible for us to even begin to perceive the true depth and revelation of the Word of God!   The problem is that we can never start to embrace man’s true reality, until we begin to acknowledge and recognize that what we see is only a fragment of the whole picture of any given object -- and this is true not only from a religious doctrinal perspective, but a scientific one as well.

Robert Jastrow, an astrophysicist who heads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, pointed out that the big bang is not exactly an explanation of cause. He is quoted in The Aquarian Conspiracy: “If a scientist really examines the implications, he would be traumatized. As usual, when the mind is faced with trauma, it reacts by ignoring the implications - in science this is called ‘refusing to speculate’ - or by trivializing the origin of the world by calling it the Big Bang, as if the universe were merely a firecracker”.   Mr. Jastrow then continues and states: “Consider the enormousness of the problem: Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks, what cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter and energy into the universe? Was the universe created out of nothing or was it gathered together out of pre-existing materials? And science cannot answer these questions... It is not a matter of another year, another decade of work, another measurement, or another theory. At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation”.

In the realization that traditional scientific inquiry can never provide the answers to life, thoughtful physicists in greater number have begun to notice the curious parallels between their own findings and ancient mystical descriptions of reality -- mystical descriptions that have been totally dismissed by our modern culture.  These similarities were pointed out in the book, The Tao Of Physics, by Fritjof Capra, and The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav.   Zukav’s book takes its title from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy”, and writes: “Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it. Something very exciting is happening. Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”.

Bell’s theorem, which was proposed in 1964 by J.S. Bell, a physicist working in Switzerland, was first confirmed experimentally in 1972.  Physicist Henry Stapp, in a 1975 federal report called it the most “profound discovery of science”.  Bell’s theorem succeeds in exhibiting the bizarre nature of the subatomic world.  Experiments show that if paired particles which are identical twins in their polarity fly apart, and the polarity of one is changed by an experimenter, the polarity of the other particle changes instantaneously.  Thus, even though from a physical perspective the two particles appear to us as separate, it has been proven that the particles remain mysteriously connected regardless of the fact that there is no physical connection.  

The esoteric reality that was proven and demonstrated in this experiment was portrayed as the most “profound discovery of science”, because it virtually proves everything that science presents in the classrooms throughout our educational systems today as being in profound error!    Moreover -- and perhaps even more important -- is the fact that because we culturally build the child's thinking and mindset upon a fraudulent foundation, we inhibit their evolving minds from moving beyond a very counterfeit point in their perception of both themselves, and the world in which they presently dwell.   Further, the only explanation that the flat-earth scientists who remain in denial of the implications refuse to acknowledge, is that the particles are connected in another non-physical dimension that is beyond man's organic vision to detect -- i.e., what in the above is portrayed as the Field.    In the words of Einstein: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics).   What this confirms is that reality is in the Field that is beyond the organic vision and senses of man -- and the physical world we perceive and interact with, is not only a result of this higher reality that we can't see with our physical eyes, but in many instances is an illusion that is controlled by our predisposed beliefs and philosophical opinions.    Moreover, what this further confirms is that the Darwinist mindset that is presently taught in our schools is not only gravely wrong, but the error which our educational systems is programming young school children with, represents a vision and thought pattern that will inhibit them from understanding man's own higher reality that is manifest in the Field -- or the Etheric realms that the organic senses of the body cannot normally detect.    And herein lies the crux of the problem as seen in the example of our educational systems which will promote grave error -- as seen in the fact that they present a totally false picture of both themselves, and the world -- totally failing to convey to the students that it has already been proven that the mind of man in it’s natural organic state is simply incapable of perceiving the far-reaching ramifications of man's higher reality of mind that is centered in the Etheric Field -- and even less prepared to comprehend the results of the intertwining connections that are maintained not only between individuals and groups of people, but between the past, the present, and future.   What is portrayed in the above is merely science beginning to crack open the door to man's own higher reality -- a reality that he can only begin to grasp, by discarding almost everything that he presently thinks he knows.

 The Cruel Hoax: While it has been proven that the source of matter is in the Etheric Field beyond our organic vision -- and that in the subatomic world, what appears to our senses is connected in a dimension that we can't see with our organic vision -- the fact that we continue to program and imbue our school children with this gravely flawed mindset that modern quantum physics has proven to be little more than junk science -- means that we are predetermining the child's failure to make any real progress in this life.    And that our modern culture is predetermining the failure of the child, is the reason why in many of my writings I portray this process which we call education, as the (spiritual) abortion of those children who escape the abortionist who tears the fetus from it's mother's womb.     

 

 

The Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter:  In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”

If you understand what is being said, then you can begin to understand why Mystics who have walked the spiritual path in search of Gnosis and the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God, have traditionally warned others that what they see with their physical eyes -- i.e., the objects that appear to their organic senses and mind as being concrete and solid matter -- is merely an illusion.    And if we ask the question, what does this mean?    What we are confronted with is a reality that few biblical skeptics are even prepared to embrace -- i.e., that the allegorical nature of the scriptures is merely an extension of man's own consciousness, mind and being.    In the above reply to the Atheist, The God Who Wasn't There, I demonstrate that the most enlightened religious/spiritual authorities all portray the literal text of the written word of the scriptures as an allegory which conceals esoteric truths that are beyond the understanding of untransformed organic man -- to the degree that the man who is known as the Apostle Paul portrayed the literal text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" (see Letter).    But what  both blind believer and critic alike fail to recognize, is the esoteric reality that the scriptures are in fact a written allegory that is necessary to prepare the seeker/disciple to begin to grasp the greater allegory of the outer world -- a world that in the analogy of Plato's Cave, is portrayed as a world of illusion that must be escaped!  And thus, the reality of what is portrayed in the words of the Gospel of Thomas: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."   That few recognize what is in their sight -- and remain totally ignorant of the fact that they live in an allegorical world -- is the reason why they are portrayed as the walking dead (The Dead Know Nothing).   But the fact that religious people -- i.e., Jews, Christians and Muslims -- permit their children to be programmed by the dead, is truly sinful.

 

The Demiurge - Allegory? Myth? What is Reality?  What this means is that the authors of the scriptures did not randomly decide to compose their scriptures in allegorical forms -- i.e., they did not get together and randomly create symbols in order to conceal their spiritual wisdom from the masses.    But rather, they employed a parallel  allegorical format in the creation of their scriptures, that is also employed in the forms in the outer world of matter.   Which means that as the disciple begins to make progress -- and begins to perceive and comprehend the inner meaning of the scriptures by looking beyond the allegorical cloak of the written text -- he is then able to utilize this same knowledge to crack the allegorical code of the forms in the outer world of illusion -- or more accurately, the world of allusion within which mankind dwells in this, the Far Country.  

Again, in understanding what is portrayed in the alchemical picture at the right which is The Escape: If the objective is to escape what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), then why would the biblical authors portray what is perceived in the illusion of this world as being real?   Either from an historical or literal perspective?    When it is recognized that what we perceive is thought-symbols impressed into the the forms of Nature as presented by the modern physicist in the above subheading The Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter -- and that our brain and physical mind which perceives a holographic universe by constructing these symbols universally, out of frequencies of thought -- then we must begin to perceive both the scriptures, and the outer world, from an entirely different perspective.    When it is recognized that the objects we observe in the outer world with our physical senses, are in fact aspects of mind impressed into the forms and symbols of nature -- and we are dealing entirely with aspects of mind -- why would we even imagine that modern man who has based his assumptions and predisposed thinking of counterfeit doctrines of religious beliefs and fraudulent scientific theories, would be more inclined to perceive truth, than the wise men of the past who were enlightened as to the esoteric nature of man, mind and the universe in which we presently dwell?    While we imagine ourselves as more advanced and enlightened than the mystic visionaries and wise men in the past -- we do this to our own folly.    Do we need modern technology to explore aspects of Mind?   And especially our own that we see reflected back to us from the outer world?   When this fact is recognized, one would have to conclude that our modern culture which is built upon erroneous assumptions, is actually a great hindrance to finding the higher truths of man's reality.   

While the modern biblical and religious critic can point out the countless flaws in the literal text of the scriptures and the mainstream of religious doctrine -- they are generally incapable of comprehending the well documented assertion that what they proclaim to be flaws in the literal text, were purposely inserted in the scriptures in order to inhibit a person of greater intellect from reading them literally/historically.   To ignore the warning of the Church Father Origen when he portrayed those who were so gullible to believe the literal text of the scriptures as "idiots" (see The Mystery Of The Gospels) -- or that of the Church Historian Eusebius when he stated that those who read the Gospels literally, and failed to seek out the language of the soul were men of "...of very small intelligence".   And to critique the scriptures without first understanding why the visionaries of the past composed their sacred writings in this manner (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- gives new meaning to the term intellectual bankruptcy.     Which means that the modern critics who put themselves forth as intellectually superior, are pseudo-authorities who are little more than intellectual idiots!      

In the February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed the vision witnessed by the Hebrew mystics and prophets who authored the scriptures -- and when properly understood, confirmed the reality of the Bible that neither true believer nor staunch critic is even prepared to acknowledge and understand -- i.e., Pribram wrote: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events” (see  Illusion ).   And thus, it is this world of illusion that is created by the limitations of each person's own mind that is portrayed by the Gnostics as the Demiurge of a counterfeit creator.   This world of illusions is in fact what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being.    And it is this same world of illusion that man must escape in the analogy of Plato's Cave .   The Demiurge, therefore, is the illusions of each person's own mind and thinking that has created the world in which they presently live.  

Man's Ultimate Reality that most are incapable of coming to terms with, is the higher factual reality that there is nothing but Mind -- and this and all other dimensions of Reality is a Great Thought that man is experientially evolving within.    And what this confirms is the fact that the objects in the outer world that we observe with our physical senses, are in reality allegorical symbols of mind impressed into the forms of matter by the forces in the underlying Etheric Field -- and the forms that we observe, represents a psychic/mental impression of the thought form of mind that it denotes to our own, and the Universal Consciousness.   And once this higher reality is properly understood, is the very reason why it would appear to the unenlightened mind of the Atheist and critic, that one religion borrows the mythological symbolism from another -- when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.   Moreover, this is why, while Eastern mysticism portrays the forms of concrete matter that we observe in the outer world as an illusion, Western Gnosticism understands that the illusion is more factually, an allusion -- an allusion because each and every aspect of what we observe, possess a meaning that is being pictorially and allegorically presented to our mind.     Thus, in the Gospel of Thomas Jesus declares: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".   While all things are plain to the few who possess the eyes to see, those who continue to dwell under the limitations and illusions of their beliefs, are those who dwell under the power of what the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians portrayed as a Demiurge of their own making.    Because the carnal Jews had thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge -- and they saw only the literal text of the scriptures which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" which were little more than "Jewish fables" (see The Books With The Power to Deceive) -- it was said that they dwelt under the power of a Demiurge -- one of their own making that totally controlled their vision of the world.   

What is the difference between an illusion and an allusion?    When properly understood, they are in fact worlds apart.   While an illusion could be virtually anything -- i.e., like a hallucination that a dying man sees in the form of a mirage in the middle of the desert -- an allusion is a symbolic representation of a reality that we may or may not recognize what is being portrayed.   That the organic mind of man only sees the outward form that has been imbedded in nature as a symbol of what that form indicates, is the illusions of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness", and what Plato portrayed as the Cave of illusions.   Only as your higher aspects of mind develop, do you begin to see the meaning of the allegorical symbols of this world -- i.e., "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".  

If all that we see in the outer world is the result of the forces exerted in the underlying Field -- i.e., the words of Einstein that “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” -- the form that is impressed into the shape that we see, is an allegorical representation of the aspect of mind that the symbol expresses.   In the same way that a phallic symbol which was used by the ancients expresses the male generative power, the penis itself expresses an aspect of mind that is universal.   And this is true not only of all the parts of the body, but also everything that exists in the outer world -- which is merely a larger scale and pattern of mind expressed and impressed into matter -- i.e., mental-imagery.    Which means that a dog, appears to us in that physical form that we see and interact with as a K9, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the physical form of a dog.   A dog, therefore, is an aspect of mind impressed into the form of nature which we observe.   When Jesus warned not to give what is holy to dogs, what he was presenting was the reality that a dog represents a condition of mind projected into the forms of matter that we see -- and people who are ruled over by this condition of mind, are incapable of comprehending what is holy.   And from an enlightened perspective, a swine, is a swine, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the form of the swine.   

Thought Animated Symbols: The Egyptians expressed themselves in hieroglyphs -- and much of the Chinese languages represent thoughts impressed into symbols -- and when properly understood, everything that we see and interact with in the outer world is merely the thoughts of the Great Mind expressed in the allegorical forms of matter -- i.e., mental-imagery.   If you could take the vast realities of our own mind and express each aspect of mind in the form of a symbol that would animate the thought that each represents, then you would begin to grasp the reality of man as dwelling within an illusion that is an allusion -- i.e., a Matrix of mind expressed into symbols which animate each thought that is the building blocks of consciousness.   And thus, we can begin to grasp the higher reality expressed by G.R.S. Mead, a foremost authority on the Gnostics, in his book entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where this explanation of the true nature of the scriptures is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”.   And upon encountering these same patterns of thought in the dreams and thinking of his patients, was the reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness.   Why did he come to recognize what the Gnostics were presenting?    He found that many of his patients who knew absolutely nothing about either the Gnostics or scriptures, were in fact dreaming in these same symbolic symbols -- and thus, he began to recognize that the authors of the scriptures wrote in what is called the language of the soul.

What this means is that all the many critics of what is presented in Gnostic scriptures, are merely expressing their own ignorance of both the essence and spiritual objectives of Gnosticism, as well as the relationship of the cosmology of self, and that of the outer world.   A most profoundly enlightened statement with respect to the relationship of what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge and the true meaning of the scriptures is made by the Church Father Origen in his famed writing De Principiis where he states: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn", they remain lost and incapable of escaping the Demiurge that controls their thinking.   What is being conveyed is that (from a scriptural perspective) all the interrelationships between men and women, the marriages, and the begetting of children, as well as the battles and wars, kings and all other aspects of the scriptures that on the surface of the text appear to be historical -- are not at all historical -- but rather, the allegorical portrayal of body, mind/soul and spirit of the disciples own mind and being.   And this is why the Apostle Paul states that the biblical account of Abraham is an allegory (Gal 4:24) -- and has no historical relevance, significance or accuracy.    And while both the carnal Jews and the carnal Muslims look to Abraham as their common forefather, they do this because of their ignorance of the symbols of their own scriptures.     

In much the same way, the seemingly astrological myths of the Greek poets and other such writings, are once again a portrayal of mind.   And this reality is demonstrated in the words of the Apostle Peter: “The wisest of the ancients, men who had by hard labor learned all truth, kept the path of knowledge hid from those who were unworthy and had no taste for lessons in divine things. For it is not really true that from Ouranos and his mother Ge were born twelve children, as the myth counts them: six sons, Okeanos, Koios, Krios, Hyperion, Japetos, Kronos; and six daughters, Thea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Demeter, Tethys, and Rhea. Nor that Kronos, with the knife of adamant, mutilated his father Ouranos, as you say, and threw the part into the sea; nor that Aphrodite sprang from the drops of blood which flowed from it; nor that Kronos associated with Rhea, and devoured his first-begotten son Pluto, because a certain saying of Prometheus led him to fear that a child born from him would wax stronger than himself, and spoil him of his kingdom... But, my son, as I said, such stories have a peculiar and philosophical meaning, which can be allegorically set forth in such a way that you yourself would listen with wonder”  (Peter quoted in the Clementine Homilies).    Why would the esoteric truths concealed in the writings of the Greek poets amaze the hearer?    Because what is being revealed is the very foundational fabric of mind and being that modern man remains totally ignorant of today.

Higher Truth Lies Beyond The Allegorical Forms Of The World: That there is an Inner Source of Knowledge that is beyond even the most enlightened wisdom of this world, is in fact the very reason why the Apostle Paul wrote: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts” (Rom 1:19 TLB).    Which are in fact parallel statements presented in the above -- i.e., that of astronomer James Jeans who stated that: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”

Once the reality that this world is an illusion -- and that the illusion is in fact an allusion -- and this reality is understood as one looks out at the forms and mental-imagery of this world -- what this means is that from a biblical perspective, the swine is an unclean animal, because of the thought-pattern and consciousness that is represented in the (allegorical) form of the swine as presented to our organic senses.   The swine which is condemned as an unclean animal in the Bible, is also rejected in the Qur'an -- and while the unenlightened Atheist may point to this commonality between the scriptures and conclude that Mohammed borrowed from Moses, nothing could be further from the truth.    The swine is unclean, because of the thoughts that are embodied when projected into the allegorical form of nature that created its image and actions.    The commonality is founded upon the fact that both the authors of the Torah, as well as the Qur'an, were aware of what these thoughts projected into the (allegorical) forms of mind represented in the symbols of consciousness impressed into the symbol that is presented to the mind of man as he observes the allusion of the outer world.   And because we are observing and interacting with Universal Consciousness, this esoteric reality of mind is true of all the forms that we observe in the outer world -- and especially the human body, which is an allegorical blueprint of our own mind, impressed into the forms that make up the body-vessel in which we dwell.  And the fact that these universal (allegorical) symbols of mind which are impressed into the forms of nature, is the basis of why it appears that religions borrow beliefs from other religions (see The God Who Wasn't There ), represents the folly of the Atheists and critics who condemn what they lack the depth of mind to even begin to understand.    And in the same way that the unenlightened religious believers who, because of spiritual immaturity, clings to doctrines of manmade belief regarding the interpretation of these symbols of projected mental-imagery, the pseudo-intellectuals and Atheists invent half-baked theories such as Evolution, to explain away what they fail to understand with respect to the forms observed in the outer world.     Thus, the pseudo-intellectuals and Atheists who fail to understand what they see when they look out at the outer world, merely dwell under the power of a different variety of Demiurge than the immature religious people they condemn.   

The True Measure Of Intellect: Why do I portray them as pseudo-intellectuals?   An ultra-important definition of intellect is presented on the Nazirene web site which reads: "The true measure of intellect is seen in the ability of a person to re-evaluate what they believe to be true when additional and clarifying knowledge is received, and then apply this knowledge in their life so as to intimately embrace the higher truth that has been revealed in the endeavor to receive still Higher Truth."    To ignore the explanation of why the author's of the scriptures were literally forced to compose their writings in the allegorical language of the soul -- and to ignore the universal message of the mystic who has warned mankind that the objects that they see in this world is projected mental-imagery -- and that this enlightened vision of this world has been confirmed by modern physicists who portray this world as a Great Thought, the Source of which can only be understood from the perspective of the "Field" which is not seen by man's physical senses -- gives a totally new dimensional meaning to the folly of man's absolute insanity to ignore.   And to ignore the very words of the Apostle Paul in relation to the above -- i.e., "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV) -- represents a demonstration of modern man's intellectual incompetency that is simply beyond the pale of the history of man's superstition and ignorant past.    And the fact that our modern pseudo-intellectual educators are clueless as to the universal meaning of the mental-imagery that is projected into the forms and symbols of the scriptures -- i.e., composed in the universal language of the soul -- is proof of their intellectual bankruptcy.  

What is being stated by both the physicist and the Gnostic author of the scriptures?   I have demonstrated above at a number of points where the biblical authors warn that higher reality is inconceivable to the mind of organic man.   Why?   For no other reason than the fact that man's organic natural physical consciousness is infantile and undeveloped.    So the problem then becomes how an enlightened visionary who has escaped the illusions of this world -- i.e., an enlightened visionary who finds himself condemned and rejected by the men of organic carnal consciousness -- finds it near impossible to  convey to others who lack the ability to understand in their present organic condition, what they need to embrace in order to expand their level of mind beyond organic human consciousness.    In the account of Plato's Cave, those who succeed in escaping the illusions of the Cave, are condemned and rejected as "madmen" when they return and attempt to convey to others the true reality of what carnal organic man sees in this world of mental-imagery.    Thus, because it has been impossible throughout man's history to convey the truth of this world literally, these visionaries who had themselves escaped the illusion that is an allusion, portrayed the symbols of mental-imagery in such a way, that the symbols themselves would act as a catalyst that reflects man's inner reality where the meaning of the symbols is known and understood for what they truly reveal to the mind of the enlightened seeker.    And this is why in the above quotation of the Church Father Origen he states that "...As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn", he is indicating that an inner part of us already knows and understands the meaning of the symbolism of the projected mental-imagery, and when the Key of Knowledge is properly applied, man begins to possess the power and ability to escape the illusions of Plato's Cave that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being.   And the fact that our modern systems of education is not only totally ignorant of the true meaning of the scriptures -- or why the mystic visionaries who authored the worlds' scriptures composed them in this allegorical manner -- is indicative of the fact that our modern educators are themselves under the power of a different variety of Demiurge -- and they exist as virtual slaves who are shackled to the illusions of Plato's Cave and the "outer darkness" of mind and being.   

Thus, in the same way that man dwells within a living world of allegorical symbols that when understood, had the inherent power to enlighten -- the authors of the scriptures utilize these very same symbols in such a way, that they act as catalysts that connect the seeker with their own inner higher reality that they are for the most part ignorant of.   Why?   Because it is the proper usage of these catalysts which facilitates the necessary expansion of mind beyond organic limitations.    And while the spiritually immature religious person may embrace these biblical symbols under the cloud of blind faith -- the very fact that they systematically embrace them, enables the symbols to begin to act as forces that enlighten, when used in the proper environment -- i.e., the environment which Jesus portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.    And apart from this environment which Jesus warned is necessary to escape the "outer darkness" of mind and being, Jesus warned: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” -- which indicates the absolute necessity of brining about the environment of the "good ground" within one's self, in order to escape the organic limitations of the physical consciousness of the body-vessel.     And proof of what Jesus stated is demonstrated in the fact that not only is the immature believer incapable of understanding the true meaning of the scriptures, but this blindness is also true with respect to the pseudo-intellectual and Atheist critics who reject the biblical symbols as superstition and useless myth -- remaining intellectually flat-lined and bankrupt -- unable to move beyond their present mindset, because the Demiurge-filter that controls their thinking, will not permit the necessary expansion of mind beyond its present carnal and organic limitations.     Yet these pseudo-intellectuals, like the Pharisees before them, not only put themselves forth as teachers -- but they use their position of authority to force others to subscribe to their folly and ignorance. 

In reality there is nothing that is concealed from mankind -- and the problem is the inability of the physical to perceive what lies beyond the vibration of the spectrum of earth-frequencies.    Thus, the Gospel proclaims: "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?  He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.  For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.   Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.   And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive;  For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.'   But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;  for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it" (Matt 13:10-17 NKJ).  

The disciples were those who had detached themselves from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world -- and were seeking the Kingdom.   Thus, they began to develop the necessary expansion of mind and the senses, that permitted them to see and perceive beyond the spectrum of earth-frequencies.   The multitudes, on the other hand, remained blind to anything outside of the frequencies of the earth -- and were thus portrayed as blind, deaf and unable to perceive and understand man's higher soul and spiritual reality.    That limiting force of consciousness that left them earth-bound in their thinking and virtually blind to man's higher reality, was portrayed as a Demiurge that was the source of the delusions they dwelled under.   The Demiurge is very much the filter of their beliefs, mindset and lifestyle, that limits the vision and understanding of the world in which they live.   Therefore, once this reality is understood, then it can be said that each group -- nay, even each individual -- dwells in a world created by their own Demiurge which they worship in ignorance.    In the parable of the  Sower and the Seed, the Demiurge is portrayed allegorically as Satan who alienates the person from “...the word that was sown in their hearts” (Mark 4:15 KJV).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.  In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” These “…mechanical conceptions” make reference to Darwin and the theory of evolution.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebuttal Of Law Of Octaves Critique

 

 

The above Law Of Octaves presentation was recently set before a Messianic/Nazarene Jew who concluded after consulting with a his friend Stephen Pidgeon who is portrayed as a world-class pianist and Torah student,  that what I have written in the foregoing was defective.   And in addition to a rebuttal by David Stalker who is himself a musician (see Rebuttal By David Stalker), and a second rebuttal by an expert in the Law of Octaves who is presently writing under the name of Gnosis Kardais (see Rebuttal By Gnosis Kardais), the following is my own critique which presents an important element and understanding of the Natural Laws of Creation that is totally void in the present-day understanding of all those who have aligned themselves with Messianic/Nazarene Judaism.  

In review of my foregoing dissertation on the twisting of the frequencies which create half-steps which the human ear hears as if they were full incremental steps, I would like to offer an additional review of the critique of Stephen Pidgeon (see Critique Of Stephen Pidgeon) who is portrayed as a world-class pianist and Torah student.   The enigma of the Law of Octaves is caused by a twisting of the frequencies when they are played in sequence -- but this twisting is representative of a pattern which is indigenous to all such sequences of Law throughout all of Creation.

Stephen Pidgeon writes: Here, we have an accurate representation of exactly what the author is doing – twisting the frequencies of music in a manner that is not consistent with music itself. His twisting – in his own words – “is representative of a pattern which is indigenous” to all of his writing about the “Law throughout all of Creation.” This argument is based on initial truths (for instance, there is music; there is a diatonic scale; the piano has a sequence of black and white keys); followed by unsupported foundational premises based on a false metaphysic; followed by “facts” which do not exist in nature; followed by conclusions that “twist” reality in order to allow the writer to reach his predetermined conclusion, which is Gnostic at its root.   In critique of these words which totally misrepresents the article on the Law of Octaves, David Stalker writes: I see nothing false about Allan's statement above or with anything he has written on the topic, and one who is determined can prove the truth of the writings on the Law of Octaves for themselves by beginning to observe it in their lives and the lives of others. This is not possible if one believes that they already know and are therefore bound by their limited mindset. 

 
What I would like to focus on in this instance is the statement with respect to the fact that this twisting is representative of a pattern which is indigenous to all such sequences of Law throughout all of Creation -- to which Stephen Pidgeon: "...followed by unsupported foundational premises based on a false metaphysic; followed by '“facts” which do not exist in nature; followed by conclusions that 'twist' reality in order to allow the writer to reach his predetermined conclusion, which is Gnostic at its root"

Thus the question must be raised: What is the metaphysics that is portrayed as being Gnostic at its root that is being referenced to in the above?  What are the undeniable facts that Stephen Pidgeon is attempt to ignore and evade?  The Fundamentalist mindset -- i.e., the linear-perception to the exclusion of the intuitive and higher centers of mind and being -- whether this linear-perception is that of a religious Fundamentalist or a pseudo-scientific perception -- is in denial of the facts as stated in the below:
 

When the notes Middle C, D, E and F are played in sequence, from a purely linear perspective, the frequency of 369.994 should be the last note in the progression of Do Re Me Fa -- but it is not.   Which means that there is no real linear perception and understanding of the twisting of the octaves at the interval between the third to fourth note progression, and the seventh to eighth sequence of the start of a new octave -- with the eighth note being the same as the first, one octave higher with the seven note pattern repeating itself at a higher frequency range.  And mankind generally has no answer to the foregoing enigma, because it defies linear-logic -- and the answer can only be revealed through the Intuitive Spheres of Mind.

The essence of the problem with Stephen Pidgeon's pseudo-linear perception -- a perception that shackles man to the illusions of Plato's Cave -- is seem in the fact that this is a three-dimensional realm that is incapable of expressing and manifesting man's higher multi-dimensional reality of the soul, the spirit and the Kingdom.  So, because of the limitations of the linear-perception, Stephen Pidgeon's total lack of an explanation is a prime example of dismissing and attempting to explain away using pseudo-logic -- which often is the basis of dogmatic blind-faith.  The word Metaphysics of course portrays a reality that is beyond physical limitations -- and since this is a three-dimensional realm, all the answers to man's higher soul-reality are in essence metaphysical.  

In the subheading Science - Religion - And The Etheric Field/Mind, this important statement is made:

 
The vast difference between what would be called the knowledge of man, and the higher spiritual reality portrayed in the Knowledge that is defined as Gnosis, has begun to be demonstrated by the modern scientific community. Quoting physicist Walter Thirring in his book, Urbausteine der Materie where he wrote about matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context. It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field. The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.” One of the primary realities that science has to come to terms with in order to advance beyond their present level, is the fact that physical matter is the result of the forces in the Etheric Field coming together, causing what Walter Thirring above describes as a "blemish" that we observe with our organic physical senses. And what this is, is Darwinism in reverse -- i.e., modern science has proven that the Field which is unseen and surrounds all matter, is the Source which impresses the aspect of mind and consciousness which is represented in the form of matter that we observe. The problem is that to the organic mind of both the faith-based believer, as well as the Atheist, what modern science has proven is simply beyond their ability to even contemplate.

What man calls knowledge, is the wisdom and understanding gained through his study of what Walter Thirring called the "blemish" -- i.e., the illusion of what we perceive as physical matter. Yet, without understanding the underlying forces in the Field that formed the blemish that organic man observes as concrete physical matter, it can be stated that what we observe in the physical world is so incomplete, that it would be virtually impossible to truly understand what we think and imagine we see. Reality, states the physicist, can only be found in the (Etheric) Field -- and it is the Field that both surrounds all physical forms that we observe with our body-senses, and it is the unseen Field that is the source of what we perceive with our physical senses which we call matter. Which again, is reverse Darwinism -- in that, Darwinism attempted to demonstrate that this physical world came into being apart from any unseen supernatural forces -- and modern science has now proven that this world is the direct result of unseen forces that would be defined as supernatural, or beyond what is seen with the physical senses.
 

What this means is that all knowledge of the Source of what we observe with our physical senses which is portrayed as a "blemish" in the intersecting forces within the causal-field, is in fact metaphysical. And this is why linear-minded fundamentalist religious and pseudo-scientists are totally lacking any real answers to man's true reality. But what then is Gnosis? Gnosis is defined at the subheading All Genuine Religions Are Spiritual/Gnostic (quoting)
 

The word Gnostic is derived from the Greek word "gnosis", which is the term used to both delineate and define experiential spiritual knowledge, vs knowledge derived through human reasoning based upon the natural consciousness of mankind. The word "gnosis" is defined as indicating "...direct spiritual experiential knowledge rather than from rational or reasoned thinking". The objective of all genuine religions, is to bring about that condition within the mind and life of the individual where they are able to fulfill the statement in the Gospel of John, and be "taught by God" -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ). And it was for this reason that Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet (see True Prophet). And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: “Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.
 

In the Original Gospel teachings, there was only One Teacher that each follower of Yeshua/Jesus was commanded to seek out -- i.e.,

 The Wisdom and Knowledge that the True Prophet (Son of God/Logos) imparts to those who are worthy, is called Gnosis. And Gnosis cannot be written in the words of man -- or even taught by man -- because Gnosis is defined as Spiritual Knowledge, or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, that can only be received directly from the True Prophet to those who are themselves true spiritual seekers. In the words of the second century Elder Valentinus: "Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression." And the whole objective of the teachings of TheWay as revealed by Yeshua/Jesus, was to prepare the mind of the disciple to receive the revelation of Gnosis -- i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- from the indwelling True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that is dormant within the minds of carnal believers.
The Source of this Spiritual Knowledge that is beyond organic human comprehension, has often been portrayed as the Indwelling Logos/Son of God -- but few possess the insight to understand that this access to this higher knowledge that is beyond carnal man's comprehension, is always via one's higher reality of soul. But since few believers or unbelievers have ever come to understand the ancient adage to Know Thyself -- and to Know who and even what man's true nature and higher reality is, few ever come to possess the vision of the True Mystic and what is portrayed in the word Gnosis.
While the word knowledge, and the word Gnosis, both denote a type of knowledge, the Knowledge portrayed in the word Gnosis has absolutely nothing to do with knowledge derived from this world. Gnosis is beyond organic human reasoning -- it cannot be read in a book -- it cannot be taught by a teacher -- or even written in the literal text of scriptures. Therefore, the term Gnostic scriptures is an oxymoron drawn out of the mouth of the person who uses the phrase -- because, the objective of all scriptures are the same -- and all scriptures are equally Gnostic. And in this respect, an interesting statement was made by Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in is book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, where he writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised. No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his Gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in Palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.” What Prof. Allegro failed to understand, is the fact that all the Gospels are equally Gnostic, and their primary objective is to lead the disciple down the path of TheWay, and permit them to gain access to the higher reality of the soul and spiritual natures, and ultimately the Inner Kingdom that Jesus commanded to seek and find.
Quoting Valentinus, the early Christian who was considered one of the foremost Gnostics: "Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression." What Valentinus is stating, is that the spiritual concepts which have been historically portrayed as the secret teachings associated with many Gnostic groups was not at all what is defined to be Gnosis -- but rather, AT BEST, these secret teachings were the esoteric knowledge of the cosmology of one's own mind -- how the disciple must live -- and the foundational truths that must be built upon, that are necessary to bring about the expansion of mind and consciousness that enables the disciple to begin the process of acquiring True Gnosis -- i.e., a Spiritual Knowledge that cannot be comprehended by the untransformed organic mind of man. That those who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, were totally incapable of understanding the nature and reality of this higher knowledge which they ignorantly condemned as heresy -- remains totally true to this very day. No person who understands the higher reality of Gnosis, would condemn Gnosis -- and what they would condemn, is the manmade carnal understanding of Gnosis. Historically, it has often been pointed out that the Gnostics rarely ever defended themselves against the onslaught of doctrinal attack waged by those who portrayed themselves to be Orthodox -- and unless one comes to understand why those known as Gnostics rarely ever attempted to defend themselves, then man's own higher reality will remain forever elusive and beyond comprehension.
To even begin to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what is called the Kingdom of God, requires the development of man's higher facilities of mind. In truth, you would have greater success at teaching kindergarten children advanced calculus, than you would attempting to teach organic man about his own higher natures and reality of mind and being. And this is not an elitist statement -- but rather, one based upon the fact that it is impossible to receive and comprehend True Gnosis, unless the higher areas of mind are developed. What this means is that in the same way that it is impossible to convey to the believers of the simple faith this higher knowledge that is dependent upon the development of man's higher facilities of mind to comprehend, the same is true of the intellectuals who reject the scriptures as myth and a hoax. In the same way that you can't use a kitchen spoon to dig a foundation, and then use this spoon to mix and lay the proper foundation in a great house, neither can the orga nic mind of man even begin to comprehend man's own higher soul and spiritual reality.
Mankind dwells in abject ignorance in what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) - which portrayal of man's carnal condition has its parallels in the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave, Which confirms the statement of the modern physicist that "...The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.” If you base your mindset and lifestyle on what you see with your physical senses -- without developing the necessary spheres of mind and consciousness that permit you to perceive the Source of what you see -- then you have been disenfranchised from your own true reality of mind and being. And if you are not seeking the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that can only be expressed in the word Gnosis, then you are spiritually dead.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebuttal Of Law Of Octaves Critique

Authored by David Stalker:

 

In response to an article by Allan Cronshaw on the Law of Octaves as found above, a somewhat prominent concert pianist well-versed in textbook music theory and the literal letter of the Torah composed the following argument with the intention of disproving the validity of the law as described by Allan.  As anyone who possesses knowledge of this law can observe however, the only thing really proven in the argument set forth is the writer’s inability thus far to expand his thinking outside of the theoretical box that has become so ingrained in him from his years of training and perhaps other factors, that he completely misses the point of the article and what the Law of Octaves is.  

 

Additionally, as the writer not only demonstrates a lack of understanding of the law but is also oblivious to this fact – convinced that his knowledge on the matter is vastly superior to that of Allan – we see in his argument a clear example of how the Law of Octaves can keep us bound to our limited thinking and mindset unless we put forth the tremendous effort necessary to consciously straighten the twist of the Octave at its crucial intervals and move ourselves forward (given what’s possible according to the Laws we are under).  A relevant scripture can be found at Proverbs 14:12, which states the following: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (ESV).

 

I’ve included here the pianist’s argument in full followed by my comments to serve as a rebuttal of many of the main points raised within.

 

 

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Mr. Cronshaw is struggling to make use of an argument related to key signatures, which does not discuss any aspect of the overtone series, diatonic progressions, chromaticism, or equal temperament, all of which would be relational to such a discussion. 

 From the mysteries of the Torah, so much is derived in music.  For instance, the Tonic (the “1”) would be the Alef – the neutral (echad) from which the Abba and Imma derive.  In music, this is the subdominant IV chord (Abba), and the dominant V chord (Imma).  In both cases, there is what is called a leading tone.  Where Allan is hearing a whole step, trained musicians hear a leading tone (only a half step which pushes the ear to resolution by reaching the half-step above or below.  These intervals create what are called cadences, so that the V chord (the dominant – Imma) naturally resolves to the I chord (the Alef).  This cadence is called an authentic cadence, and really reflects the path from Chokmah to Keter.  The leading tone is the seventh tone which is a half-step from the 8th tone (the octave) and its resolution is perfect.  In the case of the 1 chord to the IV chord, the third note of the diatonic scale is also a leading tone, being but a half step from the fourth tone.  The ear perceives the leaning and the resolution is accomplished in a similar manner to the Authentic Cadence described above.  However, in the event of the IV chord resolving to the one chord, the fourth is resolved downward a half-step, also a leading environment.  This cadence is called a plagal cadence, and reflects the path from the Binah to the Keter along the beit pathway.  So, the chords the I, IV and V, are the three cadence chords of every key signature, and represent the Father (Abba), the ben Elohiym(the Alef), and the Imma (the Ruach HaQodesh).  It really is a perfect relationship, which exists in every key signature.  Now from the three chords (the Rosh cadences, if you will) there are seven notes (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti) which reflect the seven radiances of Elohiym in the gupha.  These are the diatonic tones.  Past these are the 12 notes of the chromatic scale, which represent the twelve tribes/disciples/hours/ months, etc.  So within the octave we have the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet: the three mothers: alef (I), shin (IV), mem (V), the seven darash letters (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti), and the 12 remaining letters. 

Additional Comment to Me, personally, when I asked him to put all this technical stuff into a language that I could understand and he wrote back the following: 

I don’t think it would be any problem for you to share this with your wife.  I realize that it is a bit hard to understand if you don’t know music, however, to get an idea how the leading tone works, listen to the Overture to Romeo and Juliet.  The melody you will come away whistling is “seven – eight , 3,4,5,2,1, four.”  (At least in intervals).  Here is Tchaikovsky given us the full rendition of the leading tone (seven to eight) in this melody, so you can experience it.

Stephen

 

 

 

 

 

The “law of the octave” and the Torah

By Stephen Pidgeon

 

Below is a discussion of the writings taken from the blog of the Brother of Yeshua website: http://nazirene.org/spiritual_meaning_of_marriage3.htm#octave. The statements from the blog are in bold. My comments are in italics.

 

Returning once again to the keyboard: Starting from the left most key we can see the first note, and between the first and second is a half-tone which is represented by that black key.  The same is true with respect to the sequence of the second to third note.  Then, between the third and fourth note the pattern suddenly changes, and we can observe that there is no half-tone between these notes. 

This last comment is false. The step between E and F, and B and C is also a half-step.  The enharmonic equivalence would be Fb and F, Cb and C, E and E#, B and B#.  The piano keyboard was designed as the clavier keyboard, and the black keys were omitted to better accommodate the fingers, and the intrinsic harmony. 

Why?  Because when we play the notes, the fourth note is actually a half-tone [sic], and yet it artificially and falsely sounds to us as a whole-step increment. 

Again, another false statement.  There is nothing written anywhere that claims that the ear hears a whole step, when only a half-step is played.  In short, this claim is a bald, unsupported claim that has no genesis in any music theory. Those who are schooled in music, hear the scale tone, the chromatic sequence, and the interval.  Those with perfect pitch hear the leaning of this half-step to its next resolution in the sequence.

Why?  Why does [sic] our ears hear a half-tone in the third to fourth sequence as a whole, while this is not true in the first two intervals of an octave?

Here is a question that defies logic.  An octave is one interval, eight scale tones apart (hence, octave).  There are not two intervals of an octave, unless of course, you are discussing two octaves, in which case, both intervals are octaves, and they sound like octaves to the trained ear. If the writer is trying to discuss the diatonic scale within the octave, the concept still makes no sense, as he makes an a priori claim that the ear hears a whole-step from 3 to 4; now he claims our ears hear a half-step in 3 to 4, but this is not true in the first two intervals (i.e., 1 to 2, and 2 to 3).  This passage makes no sense.

The enigma is caused by a twisting of the frequencies when they are played in sequence -- but this twisting is representative of a pattern which is indigenous to all such sequences of Law throughout all of Creation. 

Here, we have an accurate representation of exactly what the author is doing – twisting the frequencies of music in a manner that is not consistent with music itself.  His twisting – in his own words – “is representative of a pattern which is indigenous” to all of his writing about the “Law throughout all of Creation.”  This argument is based on initial truths (for instance, there is music; there is a diatonic scale; the piano has a sequence of black and white keys); followed by unsupported foundational premises based on a false metaphysic; followed by “facts” which do not exist in nature; followed by conclusions that “twist” reality in order to allow the writer to reach his predetermined conclusion, which is Gnostic at its root.

What this means is that while we can hear this Law at work in music, and observe this Law at work by virtue of the physical placement of the keys on a keyboard, this same pattern remains universal to all the Laws that control this world throughout every aspect of our lives.  The result is that when we think we are heading in a straight path, we are inadvertently turned off the path without ever realizing that our direction has been altered by the natural sequence of Laws which immerse every aspect of this physical realm.

Bah, humbug. The torah is proved in music theory, and music theory is expressed in the Sephiroth, in a manner somewhat consistent with the formation discussed in the Sefer Yetzerah. 

Here is a true “rule of the octave.”  In the sequence within the octave, without repeating any of the notes, you have the following properties.

First, echad.  You have one set of notes that appear in the natural register within the range of human hearing which constitutes the range of distinct perception. This concept is a bit more difficult than you might imagine, but worth the time to discover it. 

A musical tone is like a rainbow – you hear one note, but it has multiple harmonics that are ongoing, expressed in mathematics.  Here is the graphic (each octave is colorized):

 

Tone

Divided by

Length of string

Interval

Tonic

1

1

1

Octave

2

1/2

1 – 8

Dominant

3

1/3

5

Octave

4

1/4

8 – 16

Mediant

5

1/5

3 – 10

Dominant

6

1/6

5

Seventh

7

1/7

flat 7

Octave

8

1/8

1

Super Tonic

9

1/9

2 -9

Mediant

10

1/10

3 – 10

Raised Fourth

11

1/11

sharp 4 – sharp 11

Dominant

12

1/12

5 – 12

Sixth

13

1/13

6 – 13

Seventh

14

1/14

flat 7 – flat 14

Leading

15

1/15

Nat 7 (5 of 3)

Octave

16

1/16

8 – 16

Flat Second/ Nine

17

1/17

flat 2 – flat 9

Second/Ninth

18

1/18

2 -9 (5 of 5)

Minor third/tenth

19

1/19

flat 3 – flat 10

Mediant

20

1/20

3 – 10

Sub Dominant

21

1/21

Nat 4 (5 of flat 7)

Raised Fourth

22

1/22

sharp 4 – sharp 11

Flat Five

23

1/23

flat 5 – flat 12

Dominant

24

1/24

5 – 12

Augmented Fifth

25

1/25

#5 – #12 (3 of 3)

Sixth

26

1/26

6 – 13

Raised Sixth

27

1/27

(5 of 9)

Flat Seventh

28

1/28

flat 7 – flat 14

?

29

1/29

¼ step

Leading

30

1/30

Nat 7 (5 of 10)

Sub Tonic

31

1/31

¼ step

Octave

32

1/32

8 – 16

 

Each of these tones exist within the frequency of the given note, and basically become indiscernible after you exceed the 32nd division.  The tone depicted here crosses four octaves.  Bear in mind that the human ear hears in perfect conditions from 20hz 20khz.  Most American adults hear from about 30hz.-15khz.

Because of the proliferation of music and the anomalies of different instruments (and many of them are irreconcilable in foundational pitch even today), instruments have been designed to accommodate all of the possibilities of the third and fourth octaves appearing above.  As a consequence, the organizational scheme is limited to the range of human hearing.  A piano is the one instrument which reaches the greatest range of sounds of all the instruments, going as high as the piccolo, and as low as a contra-bassoon.  The lowest note on the piano sounds at 32hz.

We will therefore contain our remarks to that set of half-steps that appear in the second octave of overtones depicted above.

Echad.  Then, from echad (one), shteim (two).  In the case of the first division, the result is the tonic (the 1) and the fifth (5).  From shteim (two), shalosh (three), as the interval between the fifth (5) and the octave is a fourth (4).   The principle is then that the division of the one yields two, and a third by consequence.  These three intervals, the tonic, the fourth and the fifth, are called “perfect” intervals (as opposed to major, minor, augmented or diminished). 

So, from one, two, and from two, three.  All perfect in their inception.  Harmony (the feminine) begins to appear at this juncture, although because the intervals are perfect, the harmony is called perfect, neither major, nor minor, nor augmented, nor diminished.

From three now, comes seven: do, rey, me, fa, so, la, ti (note that the accepted diatonic scale (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) the “white keys” on a piano in the key of C, differs from the natural major scale which appears as 1, 2, 3, 4#, 5, 6, 7b).

So from three, seven, and from seven, twelve (C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B).  Hence, 22 are found in the single octave (את) This represents the masculine linear approach found in scales.  Harmony develops from the joining of two or more of these notes.  Consonant harmony is built on the relationship of notes that are 3 (the minor third) or 4 (the major third) half-steps apart. 

 

In the first place we must understand that an octave is comprised of seven notes or sequences -- as is the pattern of the seven colors of the rainbow that make up white light.  In the Bible we can see this same message being conveyed in the Sabbath, and again it is conveyed to us in the example of Enoch, the seventh from Adam, who supposedly did not die because he was taken by God. Not supported in scripture, and violates the premise that Elohiym told him in that day you shall surely die. In fact, if we are observant, we can see this same pattern behind the sequences of seven that is used throughout every aspect of the scriptures.  From a spiritual perspective it is important to remember that the Light -- or, the One (also not supported in scripture and contradicted by the edict “be light”) -- is made up of the seven (colors of the rainbow) that are divided.  The importance of this is seen in the words: "And God said: This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth" (Gen 9:12-13 NKJ).

This statement is essentially true (ignoring the contradictions referenced above), but incomplete.  First, he is speaking of the diatonic scale, not the octave. However, using his analogy of the rainbow, it is easy to see that when you look at the sky, you find one rainbow, expressed in three primary colors (red, yellow, blue), and expressed more completely in 7 secondary colors that the eye easily sees, and an additional twelve visual frequencies that the average eye does not discern.  Again, the physical reality reflects 22, the number of letters found in the Hebrew alef-bet – better said, alef-tav, affirming that the written word of Yah is found in and reflected in the physical world and that the Hebrew language is the pure language of Elohiym. 

Thus, the objective of fulfilling the covenant with God from a New Covenant perspective, is to bring the seven into an absolute harmony in the endeavor to permit the Light to immerse the totality of our being. 

I disagree, and using the piano to illustrate this point is a poor analogy.  Harmony cannot be summarized in one or two paragraphs, but suffice it to say that there are basically two kinds of harmony: consonant (tov) and dissonant (ra). Consonant harmony is that harmony which is consistent with the overtone series (set forth in the chart above) based upon either the minor third or the major third (although scale intervals are also harmonic). 

Consider the words of Bere’shiyth 1:1 in relation to the seven tones of the scale:

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃

             Ti  La    So    Fa   Mi    Re       Do

Don’t we get interesting results here.

Abba: The tonic chord (the “1”) in major: Do, mi, so: Bere’shiyth Elohiym Shamayim

Ben: The four chord (the “4) in major: Do, Fa, So: Bere’shiyth eth v’eth (Yochanan 1:1)

Imma: The five-seven chord (the “5”): Re, Fa, So, Ti: bara eth Shamayim ha’aretz.

 

While it is true that those who meditate in the Eastern religious traditions can see the Light -- and this is good -- it is only those who become Complete within themselves, that succeed in becoming the vessels of the Light.  

This is not supported in this proposition. Furthermore, every single living person is a vessel of the Light, as the discovery of Living Water(H3O2) illustrates. 

This presents a problem that few people on the road to spiritual enlightenment ever consider -- i.e., if the soul is asexual, and the gender divided male and female centers are in fact half of the whole by virtue of their inherent physical sexual orientation, then only those soul-mates who enter a Genuine Divine Marriage can truly manifest the ONE in their UNION!   Unlike the Eastern religions, the Hebrew holy men knew this, and therefore required students of Mysticism to be married and live in accordance with the principles of the Torah (Law).  This is also the basis for the Orthodox Jewish refusal to say or write the name of God -- i.e., G-d -- because Hebrew Mysticism teaches that only a man and women in absolute harmony and oneness can together in unison speak the True Name of God.

We should all speak, publish and proclaim the name of Yahuah.

אֲסַפְּרָה שִׁמְךָ לְאֶחָי בְּתוֹךְ קָהָל אֲהַלְלֶךָּ׃

I will declare your name to my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise you.

Psalm 22:1

If we again look at the keyboard we will see this sequence of seven in the fact that if we count the first seven white keys, the pattern replicates itself and starts over again, because each seven-note sequence completes an octave.  Notice also that there is no half-tone in the sequence between the end of one octave and the beginning of the next.  This is important -- in that, in this we find the key to the enigma -- i.e., something is at work upon our senses that causes us to hear a half-tone as if it were a whole-tone.  This unknown something, is a force or series of Laws that are at work, that gives a false completion between the third and forth [sic] sequence.

First, we note that the word “forth” is misspelled.  Second, this conclusion that there is no half-tone between the first octave and the second octave is not only patently false, but is the basis for all tension in the harmony, as the seventh (which is called the “leading” tone) drives the music to resolution at the 8th tone.  In fact, in harmony, there is a “rule of thumb” that goes something like this: 7 goes to 8, 6 goes to 5, 4 goes to 3, and 2 goes to 1 or 3. 

I have only briefly touched on the mathematics of music (for instance, consider that the equal temperament of the modern piano is tuned to a formula using twelve points calculated over a self-similar spiral). Music, in my opinion, is the third voice of Elohiym (numbers, Word, music/speech). It does not make the case as proposed by this writer -  it proves the black fire torah, the existence of Qodesh in the physical word.  “Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?”

 

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Rebuttal of the above authored by David Stalker:

 

Returning to the writer’s opening remarks where he mentions that Allan “…is struggling to make use of an argument related to key signatures…,” we can see a flaw in the writer’s understanding that is prevalent throughout much of his argument.  To be clear, Allan’s article does not argue anything related to key signatures per se, nor is an understanding of advanced music theory at all necessary to grasp its concepts (which may actually serve as a hindrance in some cases); rather, it simply uses the layout of a keyboard to illustrate a universal law of vibration that can be found everywhere in our lives.  For the sake of simplicity, a C Major scale on the keyboard was used – not because there is any significance to C Major per se, as the law would apply to any major scale due to the fixed sequence of whole and half-steps and particularly because of where the half-steps fall within the sequence (i.e. Whole-Whole-Half-Whole-Whole-Whole-Half) – but a C Major scale, being the one major scale that utilizes only the white keys of a piano, lends itself well to help explain a somewhat complex subject in as simple a manner as possible; particularly for those that may not understand music well.  The same principles would of course hold true for everything from E Major to C# Major – but such examples would make things unnecessarily complex. 

Far more important than knowing the name or type of the scale being described however, is coming to understand that within the progression of the octave, the interval between the third and fourth scale degrees is different (i.e. being a half-step) from the previous two (i.e. whole-steps), though our ears do not naturally HEAR the interval as being any different.  Equally as important is coming to understand why this is, and – being a demonstration of a universal law of vibration – the far-reaching ramifications it has in our lives.

A little further into the writer’s argument, he makes the following assertion: “Where Allan is hearing a whole step, trained musicians hear a leading tone (only a half step which pushes the ear to resolution by reaching the half-step above or below.”

As briefly discussed above, within the context of a major scale, the half-tone interval between the third and fourth notes sounds quite different than when the same two notes are played in succession by themselves.  When isolated outside of the progression of the octave, the half-tone has a distinct dissonance or tension to it.  As an example, think of the “Jaws” movie theme.  Composer John Williams understood the tension of the half-tone in isolation well enough to use it quite effectively as the theme for a movie about a killer shark.  But something very interesting happens when that same interval is played subsequently to the two initial whole tones of an octave/scale in that our ears are "tricked" into hearing the interval differently – and this is key.  To demonstrate, here’s what a major scale sounds like.  And now for the paramount question: within the progression of the sequence of the major scale/octave, which by its very nature is known as having a “bright” or “happy” quality to it, where is the tension of the interval between the third and fourth scale degrees and between the seventh and eighth/first degrees so apparent in the “Jaws” theme linked above?  It’s the same half-tone, and yet our ears will naturally hear it quite differently.  In fact, the half-tone interval between the third and fourth scale degrees sounds very much like the previous two whole tones of the sequence, though very importantly, only when played in a progression subsequently to the first/male, second/female, and third/third-force scale degrees – which is extremely important in coming to understand how the keyboard illustration demonstrates the universal application of this law.  

Returning to the writer’s point of trained musicians hearing the intervals as leading tones rather than whole tones; comparing the characteristic of the interval between the third to fourth scale degrees within the context of an ascending major scale/octave to a whole step is accurate to my ear, though if it be thought of as a leading tone or a note that wants to resolve to an adjacent half-tone, I don't really see how the argument changes.  It still sounds different to my ear from when the notes are played in succession by themselves as described above.  Additionally, the writer makes mention of trained musicians hearing the interval differently from other people, which may be true, but in making this point the writer doesn’t realize that he is actually corroborating one of the points of Allan’s article that ultimately we must likewise strive to achieve sufficient awareness and knowledge of the Law of Octaves (i.e. “train” ourselves) to be able to recognize the intervals for what they are and consciously straighten the twists that occur at these crucial points.  To the "untrained ear" however, they will nearly always succeed in "tricking" the person and go by unnoticed.

Moving on from the writer’s introductory comments to the more formal dissertation he presents, we see a number of misunderstandings and apparent hang-ups on terminology that prevent him from gleaning the points being made in Allan’s article.  I will respond to a number of them here.  For example, he presents the following quote from Allan’s article and then afterwards includes his own commentary in italics:

Returning once again to the keyboard: Starting from the left most key we can see the first note, and between the first and second is a half-tone which is represented by that black key.  The same is true with respect to the sequence of the second to third note.  Then, between the third and fourth note the pattern suddenly changes, and we can observe that there is no half-tone between these notes. 

This last comment is false. The step between E and F, and B and C is also a half-step.  The enharmonic equivalence would be Fb and F, Cb and C, E and E#, B and B#.  The piano keyboard was designed as the clavier keyboard, and the black keys were omitted to better accommodate the fingers, and the intrinsic harmony.

 

In actuality, Allan’s last comment is true.  Allan did not say that the third to fourth degree is not a half-step, he merely said that there is no half-tone between these notes, which is true and the exact same thing as saying “…the step between E and F, and B and C is also a half-step.”  Within the context of the progression of the octave (i.e. major scale), the interval between the third and fourth scale degree is the first interval not separated by a half-tone, and this is the point being made.  Again, far more importantly than note names and advanced theoretical concepts that the writer seems to be stuck on is coming to understand the change in the pattern of the sequence at the third interval and its significance.

 

The writer continues with another quote of Allan’s and subsequent commentary:

Why?  Because when we play the notes, the fourth note is actually a half-tone [sic], and yet it artificially and falsely sounds to us as a whole-step increment. 

Again, another false statement.  There is nothing written anywhere that claims that the ear hears a whole step, when only a half-step is played.  In short, this claim is a bald, unsupported claim that has no genesis in any music theory. Those who are schooled in music, hear the scale tone, the chromatic sequence, and the interval.  Those with perfect pitch hear the leaning of this half-step to its next resolution in the sequence.  

 

I found it interesting that the idea of the third to fourth degree resembling a whole step to the ear was determined to be false on the basis that it hasn't been written about elsewhere (whether or not this is true; I’m not certain).  Though I understand the mindset of seeing something as not being valid unless and until it has been verified by the experts or scholars in a given field, my ears confirm the argument regardless of what's been written about it; which I believe can be confirmed by anybody given the opportunity to hear examples for themselves – such as the previously-linked music clips above.  The point raised by the writer about trained musicians hearing the interval differently goes back to my previous point that the universal law can also be recognized by those who have done the work to understand and observe it in action, and therefore merely confirms much of what Allan describes in his article.

 

The writer continues with another rebuttal of a passage of Allan’s:

Why?  Why does [sic] our ears hear a half-tone in the third to fourth sequence as a whole, while this is not true in the first two intervals of an octave?

Here is a question that defies logic.  An octave is one interval, eight scale tones apart (hence, octave).  There are not two intervals of an octave, unless of course, you are discussing two octaves, in which case, both intervals are octaves, and they sound like octaves to the trained ear. If the writer is trying to discuss the diatonic scale within the octave, the concept still makes no sense, as he makes an a priori claim that the ear hears a whole-step from 3 to 4; now he claims our ears hear a half-step in 3 to 4, but this is not true in the first two intervals (i.e., 1 to 2, and 2 to 3).  This passage makes no sense. 

 

Here, the writer’s theoretical paradigm and his usage and understanding of certain terminology seems to be limiting his ability to discern what is being conveyed.  First, "intervals" in this context is referring to the intervals between the first and second, and second and third degrees/notes of the octave – not an octave as a whole as the writer is interpreting it (octaves within each note of the octave aside, which is a separate topic).  He's also misreading what Allan writes by believing it’s being said that the third to fourth degree is now heard as a half-tone, which is not being said.  In adding a word to Allan’s sentence quoted above to clarify what is being implied, it can be seen what the writer is missing: "Why does our ears hear a half-tone in the third to fourth sequence as a whole [tone]..."  Of course, what we are hearing as a whole tone between the third and fourth scale degrees is different from the whole tones we are hearing in the first two intervals of the octave in the sense that the first two intervals actually ARE whole tones; and this is the point being made.

 

To continue with the writer’s dissertation, another quote of Allan is discussed:

The enigma is caused by a twisting of the frequencies when they are played in sequence -- but this twisting is representative of a pattern which is indigenous to all such sequences of Law throughout all of Creation. 

Here, we have an accurate representation of exactly what the author is doing – twisting the frequencies of music in a manner that is not consistent with music itself.  His twisting – in his own words – “is representative of a pattern which is indigenous” to all of his writing about the “Law throughout all of Creation.”  This argument is based on initial truths (for instance, there is music; there is a diatonic scale; the piano has a sequence of black and white keys); followed by unsupported foundational premises based on a false metaphysic; followed by “facts” which do not exist in nature; followed by conclusions that “twist” reality in order to allow the writer to reach his predetermined conclusion, which is Gnostic at its root. 

 

Here we see a culmination of sorts of the writer’s lack of understanding with regard to the material being presented by Allan.  The writer arrives at his conclusions here based on a total misinterpretation of the facts presented in Allan’s article as described in part above – in conjunction with his own very limited mindset and ideas projected onto the material.  He begins by stating that Allan is twisting the frequencies of music in a manner that is not consistent with music itself,” and yet nowhere has he presented anything to disprove what is set forth in Allan’s article.  His claim seems to be based on the two-fold premise that (1) musicians with a trained ear can discern the third and seventh half-tone intervals of the octave differently from those with a non-trained ear, therefore debunking the idea of the intervals being heard as whole tones, and yet in actuality, this only proves the point of the possibility and importance of “training” ourselves to likewise understand and recognize the Law of Octaves in our own lives and the lives of others; and (2) as the concept of the third and seventh intervals being heard as whole-tones rather than half-tones within the sequence of the octave/major scale has apparently not yet been written about by music theory scholars or experts, the concept is therefore debunked, and yet I believe the concept can be proven by virtually anybody who listens to the sequence of the octave played on a musical instrument and then compares the sound of the half-tones within that sequence to half-tones outside of the sequence in isolation. 

Additionally, in my own experience and observation, I see nothing false about Allan's statement above or with anything he has written on the topic, and one with the necessary determination to do so can prove the truth of the writings on the Law of Octaves for themselves by working to observe it in their own lives and the lives of others.  This is not possible however if one believes that they already know – that their “cup is full” so to speak – therefore assuredly remaining bound by their limited mindset as we see in the case of our pianist friend who is certain he has found error with the Law of Octaves.  In the end, when the writer states Allan’s argument is based on “conclusions that “twist” reality in order to allow the writer to reach his predetermined conclusion...,” we perhaps could not find a better description of what the writer himself has done with his own argument.

As an aside, returning to the point of the importance of coming to observe the Law of Octaves in one’s life, a simplified example will be presented here to help illustrate how the law must ultimately become something practical that we strive to consciously work with each day.  It should be remembered when reading this example however, that it is only one of an infinite amount of possibilities at many different possible levels (e.g. for individuals versus groups, families, organizations, countries, etc.) and based on countless factors. 

One may initiate an octave in their life, for example, with a firm commitment to work towards accomplishing a certain goal based on self-observed past failures, such as a goal to maintain better self-control during arguments with a certain loved one – rather than responding in a reactive and retaliatory manner that has become customary for the person.  This could be a “Do” movement, which is the active/male movement that initiates the octave, though like any degree of an octave, could at the same time be any step of other, previous octaves; part of a sub-octave within a larger octave; and/or could contain one or more sub-octaves within itself.  A possible “Re” would be a situation that arises – reflective of the “Do” step of the sequence – in which a situation or argument with one’s loved one arises that would likely result in the typical retaliatory and reactive response that resulted in the person’s desire to set the goal of maintaining better self-control in the first place.  Note that the “Re” is the reflective/female movement that follows the initial “Do” movement in the sequence.  And in the “Mi” – the third-force balance of the active and reflective movements of the sequence, yet at the same time, the “Do” of its own new sequence in addition to being a part of any number of other concurrent octaves as described earlier in this paragraph – a series of possible choices are set up from which the person must choose.  And this is the point at which the rate of increasing vibration within the progression of the sequence naturally decreases and the twist occurs (i.e. the half-tone third interval of the octave) – often imperceptibly – that we must strive to straighten. 

At this point in the heat of the moment of the situation or argument, the person’s aspects of self from the multitude within (see http://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/self.htm#TheTrueSelf) that tend to come to the surface and overtake the person in these situations will almost certainly be invoked, and at that moment, without some degree of conscious oversight and direction of the multitude within, a shift will unknowingly occur and in that moment the person’s typical response may seem to be the correct one – oblivious at that time to the other aspects of self that seek to maintain better self-control during such situations and the goal of same.  Though outside of the situation, such as initially when the goal was set or after the situation has passed in retrospection, what seemed correct in the moment during the argument (e.g. the retaliatory, defensive, reactive, etc. response) could perhaps be seen more clearly for what it is – i.e. a loss of self-control that results in words and actions that are later regretted for example.  In the moment of the argument however, the interval at which the choice to behave as desired when the octave was initiated may not be readily apparent, and the octave twists at that point, potentially veering the person off course from their original intentions and often without any idea at the time that it is occurring.  Remember that it is largely through the tests of life at the crucial intervals of the octave that give us the opportunity to prove that we are ready to progress and advance up the rungs of Jacob’s Ladder, or alternatively, remain stuck where we are – or worse, even move backwards – until which time we are truly ready to overcome and succeed.   

Returning to the dissertation, the writer continues with a rather in-depth description of harmonics and harmony as well as other aspects of music theory and the Torah that as far as I can tell, have no direct relevance to the Law of Octaves and how to begin to consciously work with the law in our lives.  If the writer wishes to explain how the material does have relevance to this topic, I would be very interested to hear his explanation.  However, I will skip down to the following argument that the writer presents (likewise preceded by a passage from Allan’s article) to point out another error made that should be addressed:

While it is true that those who meditate in the Eastern religious traditions can see the Light -- and this is good -- it is only those who become Complete within themselves, that succeed in becoming the vessels of the Light.  

This is not supported in this proposition. Furthermore, every single living person is a vessel of the Light, as the discovery of Living Water(H3O2) illustrates. 

 

Quite simply, the writer is not understanding the terms “Complete” and "Light" as they are being used in this context and may benefit from reviewing material on the topic as found at http://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/self.htm.

Finally, though I believe ample evidence of the writer’s short-sighted interpretation of Allan’s article has been presented, I will close with one final point.  The writer includes the following passage from the Law of Octaves article followed again by his comments:

If we again look at the keyboard we will see this sequence of seven in the fact that if we count the first seven white keys, the pattern replicates itself and starts over again, because each seven-note sequence completes an octave.  Notice also that there is no half-tone in the sequence between the end of one octave and the beginning of the next.  This is important -- in that, in this we find the key to the enigma -- i.e., something is at work upon our senses that causes us to hear a half-tone as if it were a whole-tone.  This unknown something, is a force or series of Laws that are at work, that gives a false completion between the third and forth [sic] sequence.

First, we note that the word “forth” is misspelled.  Second, this conclusion that there is no half-tone between the first octave and the second octave is not only patently false, but is the basis for all tension in the harmony, as the seventh (which is called the “leading” tone) drives the music to resolution at the 8th tone. In fact, in harmony, there is a “rule of thumb” that goes something like this: 7 goes to 8, 6 goes to 5, 4 goes to 3, and 2 goes to 1 or 3. 

 

As I stated previously in response to comments made elsewhere by the writer, his theoretical paradigm as well as his usage and understanding of certain terminology seems to be limiting his ability to discern what is being conveyed.  Nothing is false about Allan's statement.  Whereas the writer says that the seventh scale degree of an octave to the first scale degree of the following octave is a half-tone (referred to by the writer as a “leading tone”), Allan says the exact same thing by explaining that there is no half-tone between these two degrees/notes – which of course is the same thing as saying that the interval is a half-tone.  Again, the most important thing here – much more so than advanced music theory concepts and note names – is coming to understand the change in the pattern of the sequence at the third and seventh intervals as well as the significance of these changes and the far-reaching application it has to our lives.

In closing, I do not present this rebuttal by any means to judge or condemn the writer in his response to Allan Cronshaw’s Law of Octaves article, as we all have our obstacles and limitations to overcome, but rather seek to bring the error in his thinking as I see it to light – possibly to provide him with some useful ideas that will help him to expand his thinking outside of the theoretical box that is currently limiting his thinking, but also to possibly assist others with better understanding some of the elements of Allan’s article.  Additionally, he may wish to read what is presented on the topic by P.D. Ouspensky in “In Search of the Miraculous,” which presents the material in a very scientific way that may make more sense to his theory/logic-based mindset.  Should he have any further thoughts or points of contention that he wishes to discuss further, I welcome his comments via the “TheWay of the Disciple of the Nazirene” forum found at The_Way_of_the_disciple_of_the_Nazirene@yahoogroups.com.

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Rebuttal Of Law Of Octaves Critique

Authored by Gnosis Kardias

 

THE LAW OF OCTAVES NOT THE LAW OF PIANO

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Gnosis Kardias
The Law of Octaves is not The Law of Piano
 

Recently it became abundantly clear by a certain critic of The Law of Octaves (see article above by Stephen Pidgeon) that the concepts on which the significant Law of Octaves stands, have moved me to offer a humble writing on the character of the Law of Octaves and its interval, mostly for inquiry. Not that I truly need to, this Law has been known for a very long time by mystics of nearly every era. It was perhaps first made publicly known through Pythagoras, hidden in plain sight in the biblical and associated scriptures, discussed by many mystics of old, and some of contemporary times. But one does not need to read anything to know of these Laws, that indwelling knowledge exists within the Being of Light, who one truly is, and one can be lead to this knowledge of Sevens, Threes, and so forth, without the need of writings. All knowledge is indwelling and it is, of course, the true meaning of Education. When I discovered the forums, I had known about the law of forces and law of seven, but in a way that would’ve been only perceivable to me at the time. So if it could be for me, it can be for anyone, who is able to have real education. But this critic does not know about this and is locked in a dogmatic box, as such, it is reasonable to write about the Law of Octaves, in this way.

The said critic was apparently a pianist, who assumed or imagined that, all because he knows the technicality of aspects of music theory, it means he could understand this Law of Octaves. More than likely, this was owed to the usage of the word “Octave”, which of course is from the latin root which translates to ‘scale of eight” (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-Ti-do), which is often associated with the major scale of the piano and the fact that he totally missed the point of the article by Allan (see: http://nazirene.org/spiritual_meaning_of_marriage3.htm#octave), as a result of his approach to music in relationship to his doctrines of belief on the Torah. As a result, in his rebuke, he seemed more interested in explaining about music’s relationship with the Torah, then actually assessing the main point of the Law, but that is another matter.

People like him, and I mean the linear thinking types, the intellectuals who through the modern form of public education, has all but forcibly forfeited and had further usurped their essence-self and intuitive faculties, will have difficulty understanding something like the Law of Octaves in life. They have exchanged there higher faculties for rote linear thinking/conditioning via false-personalities which had their birth from such environments. This creates a sterile condition of mind, that through wrong thinking, and imbalanced connection (conditioning) to the forms that exists, where “I” is not included in their observations (all knowledge should be self knowledge), has closed up the possibilities from, again, being seen and understood. And with this barrier of dualistic thinking, i.e. “this is this and that is that” type of thinking, no greater connection to their Soul Self can even be formed, for they are already filled to the brim with the philosophies and thinking’s of our institutions of the world.

Such individuals have never been taught to truly think – to engender thought which can make way for their Soul to teach them, like a current of connection. In the case of this Pianist, and what has been a stumbling block for many, is that they assume that the Law of Octaves is merely a Law of Piano and get stuck in the piano, seeing the tree for the forest. But ironically, if you have read the Article by Allan (http://americanspirituality.divinestrategery.com/#LawOfOctaves) , you would be able to quickly see, that this flaw of getting stuck in the piano, is a very working of this Law upon their thinking, where they see only the part, that the law can be presented in a piano only because the Law is present in everything, as a whole, due to their own unique organic barriers, which has yet to be overcome or straightened out.

The Law of Octaves, in its actions, is immutable, inevitable, and exists even if you chose to accept it or not and the fact that you can’t recognize it, is proof of its action upon you. And this is not an insult, but a natural fundamental law’s movement upon the Laws of creation and creations natures. Not only is clearly visible in all, it can be measured and heard with ones ear via music instruments, but more specifically, string instruments. This Law is of immense significance to all who wish to really achieve anything beyond the natural limitations which are imposed upon them. It is chemistry, as it even uses it as a law of its science, the law of Octaves – it is in physics, in the color spectrum, in the ordering of the days of the week, in process of cellular structure formation — that are bodies, in their cells, are renewed/changed every 7 years, Seven Spiritual centers/major glands, etc.

The law of octaves proposes, as a principle role of its action or force, that all things and processes will be moved gradually in its intensity, as nothing goes on forever in one way, but at certain points, a direction of change will take place. This change is where the movement and or action, will be redirected, disconnected, twisted, deviated, or must be developmentally increased with super efforts. The sentiments of this Law is expressed beautifully by songwriter, Bob Dylan, where he says “…he not busy being born is busy dying,” and further paraphrased in film, “Get busy living or get busy dying”. P.D.Ouspensky, in The Fourth Way, said,” It means that no process in the world goes without interruptions… The Law of Seven shows that no force can develop in one direction and shows the places where these changes or retardations occur.”

This sentiment of the Law is expressed in music due to the frequency of sound and vibrations relationship to the Law. Everything in life represents a specific expression of thought in vibration, and the Law of Octaves, in its essence, is a Law of vibration – and if we look above, it is more specifically, a Law on the process of vibrations change, stops, and twists, to quote G.I. Gurdjieff, in “Fragments of a Forgotten Truth,” “In order to understand the meaning of this law it is necessary to regard the universe as consisting of vibrations… These vibrations”, he continues,” develop in a regular way only for a certain time… But at a certain moment a kind of change takes place in it and the vibrations… slow down and… change their nature or direction.” So if this is the case, all aspects of life, both within us, and outside of us, is subject to, inevitable points in their progression where the momentum, rate, or condition naturally regresses, departs from what was its normal state from its beginning or its path. What this means, upon the octave movement, which start straights, will at a certain point, twist and turn out of alignment. And since all things are vibrating, thus moving, and nothing is truly still, then all succumb to the dynamics of this Law. Seekers, for instance, may start out sincere, only to become disillusioned into the idea that they have found, and are actually very far from finding.

Since all of life succumbs to the dynamics of this fundamental law, which in our case, the most important of our observations of the law dealing with how it moves upon our mind and being, then it becomes vital to understand and connect to the scaling of its steps. Even if it is not a law of piano, it was said that essentially the musical scale in how it is ordered was added with the knowledge of the Law of octaves in mind, but that is another matter, not to deviate J. To, continue, in the musical scale there is only actually 7 steps, do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti, to the process, instead of 8. Each step could be thought of as a deflection, which deflects the momentum of the initial action, which jump-started the octave, i.e. an active force – an affirming desire, thought, or need. (As well, each note in succession is in itself an octave. Think of fractals, how fractals are self replicating patterns, octaves work a similar way.)

The passage of the vibration from the 7th note, Ti, into the 8th note, do, is a passage of completion – what this means is that the last do is the beginning of a higher octave, so that the last Do is double the vibration of the first. So the passing over from the first do to last, is a process of bringing completion to the Alpha Do of whatever process or condition is being moved by the Law — everything between the beginning and end is merely the striving/gradual possible fulfilling of what was initiated in the beginning – The product in the beginning being developed to reach its fulfillment.

Since I don’t imagine everyone reading this to be a musician, I will impart, what an interval is from my brief reading of it. Vibrations are the pulsations of energy and are scaled by its rates and strengths. Intervals are where vibrations differing in their rates or frequency come together. So, in this case, the whole Octave could be thought of as an Interval. But in the Law of Octaves, when the word interval is used, it is used in connection with the difference of acceleration which happens between the 3rd – 4th (mi-fa) interval and the 7th — 8th (Ti-Do), or to put more simply, where octavic twisting happens. To quote from, Fragments of a Forgotten Truth,

“The differences in the acceleration or increase in the notes or the difference in tone will be as follows:

between do and re (9/8 : 1) = 9/8

between re and mi (5/4 : 9/8) = 10/9

between mi and fa (4/3 : 5/4) = 16/15 increase retarded

between fa and sol (3/2 : 4/3) = 9/8

between sol and la (5/3 : 3/2) = 10/9

between la and si (15/8 : 5/3) == 9/8

between si and do (2 : 15/8) = 16/15 increase again retarded

“The differences in the notes or the differences in the pitch of the notes are called intervals. We see that there are three kinds of intervals in the octave: 9/8, 10/9, and 16/15, which in whole numbers correspond to 405, 400, and 384. The smallest interval 16/15 occurs between mi and fa and between si and do. These are precisely the places of retardation in the octave.”

The Intervals, in this law, are the inevitable points of change in the process of all things, and it is at the point of the interval where the Law of Octaves gets its most defining and perhaps essential character. In the above, what is being described is the change in momentum, where the vibration is halved or changes in its momentum. In other words, the twisting occurs. The intervals between the steps in the octave could be thought of as gravitation points, where the movement is drawn in, and effects the movement of the next step. In other words, the step before initiates/begins the step after it, but the interval is where they interact, or are drawn together. But it is the key intervals, the third-fourth and seventh and eighth, where the twisting happens.

It is, between these key intervals, why, mankind, as a whole, walks the Broadway of self destruction, why they cannot walk through the straight gate, to the inner kingdom.. but not only withstanding to higher objectives of life, it is the reason why things which people do never seem to finish for the most part… why relationships fall apart, why religious movements and social organizations become their opposite, and why anything under the activity of human experience and outside of it, never goes straight, but moves off into other directions, even turning about and becoming its complete opposite.

With the interval, ones aims twists away from their straight trajectory, becoming reversed. Think of a person setting out to shoot a target, but only finding a boomerang in their hand. When the boomerang is thrown straight it inevitably twist back to the thrower. This reserved octave movement ends with the aim being thrown back into its beginning, but now moving upon a reserved octave of illusion of moving straight or fulfilling the aim when involution is what is truly taking place. What one becomes locked in at this point, is a movement similar to the infinity sign, moving back and forth, which is to say, making no progress. In the Phillip Gospel this has been touched upon, “An ass which turns a millstone did a hundred miles walking. When it was loosed, it found that it was still at the same place. There are men who make many journeys, but make no progress towards any destination. When evening came upon them, they saw neither city nor village, neither human artifact nor natural phenomenon, power nor angel. In vain have the wretches labored.”

Ultimately, the enigmatic interval is the major test for all that falls under human activity. It is a point of testing, the testing of what has been developing along the process of the first steps — DO-RE-MI. As you may notice, DO-RE-MI is a triad and this triad is consistent with the Divine Pattern of Creation, which could be thought of as a law of content, i.e. everything has permeating in it the Active, Reflective, and Third Forces, while the Law of octaves relate to progress. So pairing DO-RE-MI in this way is just showing that the pattern is represented in the motions of the octave.

This is why it is a Divine Pattern, can be said to be, God’s signature found in even the smallest of phenomena. DO-RE-MI is DO-ACTIVE/the initial movement, thought, desire, need… RE-REFLECTIVE/the action being reflected back on itself, how do you fulfill the desire, need, thought… MI-NEUTRALIZING/what reconciles the action with the reflection. From these one can begin to see how practically they can apply this to any new thing they do, for after every action, there is a reflected one. With this, one can begin to understand that things are not automatic before the interval of mi-fa – and there are efforts to be made, before or better said, IF, one can even get to that point – if we are considering ideals and objectives. DO-RE-MI is the forerunner efforts, which is necessary to even hope to make the path straights, for the coming of help – if we are referring to trying to achieve inner development.

The law of progress or Octaves defines for us the character of how all things move, no matter how great or small, there is a natural “path” by which all things MUST travel, and by which all vibration inevitably develops upon. Due to this and the forces of the Divine Pattern of Creation, it can be said; there is only ONE way to completion. Thus the Octave becomes the necessary struggle which measures your real progress.

The interval between MI-FA, where discord and illusion exists, according to how this “process” acts upon our own organic nature, is ever present, again, if one accepts it or not. In life there is always something which tends to cause a “falling” of what we want. Naturally, as things start they are strong, but as they continue further, they begin to slow, stop, and even flip flop. This is similar to how people typically start something in good intentions only to have those intentions turn into its opposite, and worst, having no awareness that this twisting has occurred. In life, a man can go on and on in this illusion of making progression and right decisions, only to have found themselves in worst sorts then they were when they even began. The scriptures call for a seeker to make their “last works greater than the first” – or, “I am the first and the last”, the acknowledgement of the completion of the Octaves. In the Thomas Gospel we read, “For this reason I say, if the owners of a house know that a thief is coming, they will be on guard before the thief arrives and will not let the thief break into their house (their domain) and steal their possessions. As for you, then, be on guard against the world. Prepare yourselves with great strength, so the robbers can’t find a way to get to you, for the trouble you expect will come. Let there be among you a person who understands.” Each person, ought to be watchful of the Law of Octaves, so they don’t suffer lose, and find their end worst than when they started out.

(For instance, to use a common circumstance, let’s say there is a person who is in a relationship. In the beginning things were great for them, but the inevitable testing comes, they come to an impasse. Due to things which test their own willingness to make personal changes for the betterment of their significant other, their own organic limitations causes them to not see how their actions are flawed, and that making proper changes would benefit the growth of the union. In this state of illusion, they make choices that they think are proper to make, which have the effect of actually undoing their relationship. In the end, being stuck in this illusion of being right, they are maintain in this undeveloped state completely obvious, or reaffirmed of its illusionary rightness. As a result they squandered away the opportunity to make a change in self, which would have given power to the relationship, and thus brought it to a more fulfilling state, but now they are moving backwards, thinking they are moving forward. So, for this hypothetical person, they are in a process of involution now whereas before there was prospect for evolution.)

When the law of Octaves is applied to humanity, it acts upon each individual person’s nature/condition. What this means is that our organic nature creates the conditions and need for the interval. If all people were perfect, then there would be no interval, for it would have worked itself out already. But since all people are divided, the law acts upon them. It is the organic condition, which creates the illusion, as this law works upon it — man does not see things as they are. With the example of the piano, there is no full step between the mi and fa, but yet we hear the illusion of it being full to us. In a similar manner, the whole world is a stage and or schoolhouse, but does not appear to most to be so; they do not know they are in a play, where their life is scripted before they were end born — for this too is a cause of this organic limitation.

The interval makes a man think and feel he is “right, whole, developed, complete” when he is still “very wrong, very divided, very underdeveloped, and very incomplete”, even to the degree that one can destroy all that they have built, thinking they are making the right choices. In the gospel of Thomas, Yeshua says, on when the Kingdom will come, “It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Rather, the Father’s kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people don’t see it.” – and the reason why man cannot see it, is owed to the Law of Octaves acting upon them, in connection with their own organic condition. That saying, of course, referring to the reality that the seemingly concrete world we see is not at all, and what the forms of this world, really are objectively, are never truly seen, only a projection, which offers only a small fraction of its nature which is often ones own organic projections which they feel is whole reality. Natural man sees only what these laws allow ordinary.

The question becomes, what can we do about it? What is needed to transcend this impasse, of the enigmatic interval, or barrier that moves us to face our unconscious limitations of our own mind and being? In many religions, the idea of being in submission to a higher source of power is mentioned. With the interval, a force is needed which can take them to the other side – a help must come from above the state that one is in. If one was addicted to drugs and they wanted to stop, they would not be successful by going to a person afflicted with the same sickness for help. The blind cannot lead the blind, and the same exists for one’s own development, if they imagine that they, existing in the illusion, can do what is outside of their capacities at the level they are at.

Help can’t come from your “organic nature”; a force above it must be there to lift it. You must meet it half way, that is to say, prepare for it by opening to the possibility at the right time to be taken pass what your organic limitation previously did not allow. What exist beyond FA is “higher” and that which is “higher” is descending to YOU or that opportunity is placed before you, one of which presents a higher life and a higher possibility which reality eludes your perception in that moment due to the limitation which exist upon your mind, but an escape or a way of growth, is always given, as every difficult upon the octave and interval is proportionate to what is possible to be handled, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it..” (1 Corinth 10:13) For instance, the addict must have help from something or someone who is beyond that point and help will exists for this to happen. In the case of self development, there will be others who can help you, and ultimately one’s own Soul-Self, if one draws nigh unto it.

If one is aware of the Enneagram, they will understand, why I am suggesting “help comes from above”. The Enneagram is symbol of Law, it shows the dynamic relationship between both the Law of Octaves which Gurdjieff called heptaparaparshinokh, and the Divine Pattern, which Gurdjieff again called, Triamazikmno. But also, what is also being represented in the circle, is the Law of one or The All and the Nothing, the Unity and the Segmentation, which the whole works from the point of.

Enneagram

In the above symbol, you will see the Law of octaves or 7 related in the movement of the line, from 1–>4–>2–>8–>5–7–>1. While the Law of Three is represented in 3,6,9.

emmeagram

The above is a more developed version of the enneagram, in it we see multiple octaves in succession, which fill the interval for each other. If we further applied the symbol of the Octave to man and his spiritual centers, what is represented in the above is the movement of overcoming the natural energy outputs in the organic body that feeds nature. The natural laws only takes mans development to a certain point for the bodies organic needs, but they can not overcome the interval for man, as the body only supports what its vibration naturally allows. In this symbol, we see that the body has in its pattern the possibility, partially and under special conditions, to develop this energy by straightening the natural organic twists, and introduce or develop a higher expanded state of consciousness in man. But this possibility of growth also shows the natural limits in the body, which maintains only a very limited condition of mind and being naturally — only that which provides for rudimentary biological needs.

Now if you look at the relationship of the laws in that symbol, you will notice something… the points where the triangle falls, are the points where the intervals are — and each point of the triangle is taken as Do, or the beginning of a new octave. Help, comes from the point of a new octave, and it is taken as a third force, being a point on the triangle. The 3 and the 6, in this example, can be said to come from a transcending point in 9, where the beginning and ending of the circle is.

In considering the above on help, it is important to understand that this difficulty can be overcome through one’s own efforts. That after sometime, as one works through the lower triad of the octave (DO-MI-FA), that eventually they can “build” a force, through extraneous efforts, in themselves, which can connect them to something higher more. What one builds or develops within self can be said to be “above” the limitation, having expanded beyond it. But this is a part of the process of “meeting help half way”.

In the interval, there exists a pivotal moment for real development. This moment, one will not know for sure until they get a taste for it through observation that comes before it. To taste this moment is to get an inner sensing, that intuitively you can feel. In that moment, is the moment for real change. It is only on the cusp, when you are standing between the lower, how you have always been, and the higher, what it is possible for you to be, that you can move the lower onward in its progression, help will be there. So, if one is working with the octave, and they which to straighten out the octave, what they are doing is attempting to provide the semi-tones, where there are none, as Ouspensky in Fourth Way, said, “With certain kinds of effort we can produce these missing semi-tones, fill the intervals and in this way change the work of our machine. “ In the development of the Octave, the interval can only be straightened, by an octave, i.e. creating a whole or semi-tones, where they are missing. If I had a weakness to a certain addicted personality, I would need to work a great deal to maintain consciousness, in order to move it forward, at the pivotal moment when the twisting happens — the interval. But of course, forerunner efforts need to be made, so that one can be in the position to move that personality onward towards evolution and not send the whole of me into involution by its wants. In the example of religious movements that become their opposite, preventing this natural twisting, a multitude would need consciousness to straightened it.

With what has been said in the above, we can begin to form a much bigger picture, not just the tree of a forest, but the whole, and the Law of Octaves is something that is experienced in the WHOLE, and it becomes clearer why this is not a Law of Piano, but is simply one of the ways it can be illustrated. The Piano is essentially a string instrument, as its sounds/tones are created by hammers hitting the many strings within it. And while it is known commonly as a hybrid of string and percussion, it is in the strings that the tones are sourced in, which means musically, one can see and connect to this law better with string only instruments, as was demonstrated by Allan, made me want to learn how to play the acoustic guitar.

After that demonstration I searched for some knowledgeable videos on playing the guitar. I stumbled upon a video of a musician, who had a knowledge of the Law of Octaves, he suggested that the Piano abandoned a lot of its mystical nature, with the changes to its instrument (perhaps temperaments?) whereas the guitar has it preserved in its structure, the cycle of fourths and fifths, which i know nothing about. This is all hearsay, and unless I was there at that time (the construction of the piano), I can’t accurately verify such a claim, but what Allan suggested, was another matter and it is what sparked my mind, and that was, to paraphrase, that with a piano you can’t see what is going on (with the twist of the octave), but with the guitar you can see the strings, and see what is happening with the octave. I interpret that to mean, to me; With the piano one hears, with the guitar one hears and sees. So what can a piano man say of all this?

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The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.  
 

Divine Strategery: How God Fools Mankind - Keeping Him Ignorant Of The Truth: Strategery has become synonymous with when what is portrayed as simple, simpleminded, or even self-evident, is able to dupe and thwart an opposing force that perceives itself to be either superior, or to suppose they know the answers.   Divine Strategery is how God fools all the religious leaders of this world who think they doctrinally know God -- all the would-be teachers and philosophers of this world who think they Know Truth -- all the Atheists and those who criticize and denounce the existence of God by virtue of their limited perception and understanding -- and all the people in this world who think they understand the purpose of life and the world in which we presently dwell.  As prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, if the people in this life knew the answers, then the learning experience of God's SchoolHouse of this world would not effectively evolve us to become true Brothers and Sisters of our Elder Brother Yeshua/Jesus.  Therefore, in order to insure that each of us is immersed in the necessary learning experience that this life offers, all people are equally fooled into thinking they know, in order for them to be manipulated into embracing a higher agenda that is beyond their ability to even imagine.   Thus, Divine Strategery!!!

 
 
 

The Pre-Existent Soul of Mankind: Jesus taught the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes. The Church adheres to the doctrine and theology of a Circus Prostitute and a Roman Emperor who maintained absolute control over what Christians were permitted to believe! Christians continue to cling to the theology of this Circus Prostitute today - rejecting the teachings of Jesus, while adhering to the doctrines of Pagan Rome. The mass confusion of an uncountable number of sects today, is the direct result of the void which was brought about when this foundational concept was removed from both the Bible, as well as Christian doctrine. The doctrinal quagmire which was brought about with the removal of this foundational teaching, obstructs Christians growth and maturity beyond the entry-level simple faith. Because they adhere to the corrupted doctrines of men, modern Christians can't inherit the Biblical Promise of entering the Kingdom and Life.

 
 

Being Of Light: Who are we?  What are we? From where have we come?  What is our destiny?  To the demise of those who read these words, only a handful of people today can answer these all-important crucial questions correctly! The rest dwell under the cloud of unknowing -- and if you think you are the person whose reflection you see in the mirror, then you are a stranger to your true self and have made yourself part of the illusion of this world. With great wisdom Yeshua/Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light."  
 

Gospel of the Nazirenes -- Gospel Of Light: What did the Gospels look like before being edited and re-written by the Church of Rome? What were the original beliefs of the first followers of Yeshua? You will be astonished when you read a surviving text of The Gospel of the Nazirenes which was hidden away from the corrupters of the Roman Church. Are you ready for a truly enlightening experience?  
 

The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Nazirene/Ebionites vegetarian?  Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law?  Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians?  The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life.  And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us.  The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.  
       

 

 

 

 

 

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