Saturday, July 31, 2004

Reclaiming Zion...

So if I were to ask you; 'What does the word Zion mean to you?' what would you answer? Would you say that it in somehow was reflective of occupation and oppresion rather than cohabitation? Maybe you may recall the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' and proceed to speak to me of a global conspiracy? Would you shout; 'ZOG!' filled with hatred? Maybe the only thing that would come to mind is a trilogy of films called 'The Matrix', where Zion was an underground haven. The truth is this word means many things to many people.
In the Book of Isaiah, there is talk of a 'cornerstone' laid in Zion; 'Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation.' 'Great!!' I hear you say, more biblical gobbledygook. Well maybe, but this cornerstone is the cornerstone of the most important construction we can hope to build, where we ourselves are the stones, each marked with the reconciling pentagram, each being as Jeheshuah. It is not an edifice made of rock, brick or mortar. It is a temple where each stone may physically travel, meet and reconvene the temple, with people that may not even realise they are stones. This temple doesn't have a dogma, has no wealth or gold, no priests, it is invisible. It was precisely for that reason that when the historical Jesus spoke of rebuilding the temple in three days he was mocked, the thing is religious people on the whole just don't get this shit, they didn't then, they don't now, and God only knows if they ever will!!!!
Anyone who has bothered to read any of my ranting, and for whom it has made sense, we then my friend are kindred. We were given two commandments by the historical Jesus, worship God alone (whatever the word 'God' means to you, if you don't like the word use another, or use no word at all), and love your neighbour as yourself. We are told if we keep to these two principles, we will not go far wrong, and in my experience this is not a lie. Welcome to the underground!!!
Oh and before I forget; '...follow the white rabbit!'

Friday, July 30, 2004

Concerning the reconciling pentagram....

This originally formed an email to someone concerning the pentagram, a symbol often considered in some way representative of all manner of ideologies and beliefs, from paganism, through masonry, and even publicly considered satanic by the Roman church (Tho' what they know and discuss between themselves is best known to them). The information herein concerning the pentagram may be of some interest, and I believe should begin to be known by those some would label 'profane'. As I asked in my primary post; 'Do you believe in us and them?'

In the bible there is symbolic imagery used, primarily in Ezekiel and Revelation. Here it is said that 'around' the throne of God there are four Wheels (Ezekiel) or four beasts (Revelation). These then bear the faces of creatures; a Lion, an Eagle, a Man, and a Bull. These then would be the four fixed signs of the zodiac as they appear to us from our planet, the validity of astrological analysis is irrelevant just suffice that these sectors of our sky are divided thus. These four fixed signs then are representative of the alchemist elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, and can be said to correspond to the four lettered name of God יהוה romanised to IHVH, which when voweled provides the commonly known name Jehovah or Jah'weh. These then could be said to sit at the points of the base of a pyramid, at the points of a cross if you will, thus as it was said in revelation; 'Egypt, where Jesus was spiritually crucified' One might therefore deduct that the fifth point, the apex of the pyramid, is the fifth point of the star, but as I will illustrate that would be the belief of one who does not believe, rather the apex of the pyramid is infact our father, metaphorical or real, Adam. Returning to the name Jehovah, rather than describing God in his 'essence' it rather describes the tools/elements with which he created (Fire, Water, Air, and Earth). If you were to bake a cake, and it was to develop a consciousness, it may well ponder its own nature, then it may ponder how it came to be, deciding there was a benign creator, it may well choose to call you a suitable four lettered name FSEW having the correspondence of Flour, Sugar, Eggs, and Water, but we both know your name is your name, but cakes know little. Jehovah then describes the elements, albeit it alchemical, by which God created universe.
This may seem fine, but for mystics, of whom the templar came across many in the middle-east, the essence of God and thus a suitable name must evoke the intangible, infinite, and absolute nature of God, not merely the 'matter' from which we came. In Hebrew there were no numerals, the letters themselves stood as numbers. To illustrate the Hebrew mystic art of Gematria (numerology if you will) I will return you to the name Jehovah. If one considers all Hebrew text as equations of sorts then IHVH has a value of 26 ( I (10) + H (5) + V (6) + H (5) = 26), if one takes too further Hebrew words Love אהבה (AHBH) and Unity אחד (AChD) and considers their numeric value A (1) + H (5) + B (2) + H (5) = 13 and A (1) + Ch (8) + D (4) = 13, then it can be seen that numerically they are equal and according to the Hebrew mystic tradition if two words (or in fact phrases or whole chapters) are numerically equal then they share a quality. If I was then to say to you Jehovah (creation) is Love and Unity, I am sure it would make sense, in fact to put it in the mouth of Bob Marley; 'Jah...One Love' or in simple math 26 = 13 + 13.
To return to the symbol of the pentagram, if one is unhappy with the finite nature of the name Jah'weh, one could say that there is an infinite beyond our created world. If we took our pyramid base and choose to paradoxically make a finite point representing the infinite beyond (vanishing point as in drawing perspective) say directly above the centre of the diagonal cross of the pyramid base, and we were then to join the four points of the pyramid base to it, as if each proceeded from that infinite source, we would create for ourselves a pentagram. But what would be a suitable symbol for this point of our new geometric shape? Again returning to Hebrew there is a phrase from Genesis which means 'spirit of God' RUACh ELOHIM which when we break down into a number is said to equal 300 (the math is slightly altered as some of the roman letters are vowels, which are not numbered) there is a corresponding letter in Hebrew to the number 300, that being ש Shin, Thus we have a suitable symbol for our vanishing point.
It is also of interest that we also have a new word combining IHVH יהוה and ש Sh the new word being IHShVH יהשוה or to again Romanise with vowels Jeh'shuah which when Hellenised becomes Jesus, thus when Jesus says; ' cannot come to Lord unless by me.' He is being very subtle indeed to again paraphrase; ' cunning as a snake, and as harmless as a lamb.'
To return to the temple, members of such a temple, bear the mark of Jeheshuah waiting on his return each carrying out to the best of their ability the formula his name represented. To be spiritually crucified n Egypt but to have faith in the infinite and absolute creator. Those who hold and look to a different symbol, lets say for arguments sake a cross, well they will undoubtedly follow the one who will come to fulfill their expectations. But then isn't that exactly what was prophesised in the Revelation?

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Dead poets society....

I'd like to claim I know this piece of prose as a result of my high brow literary accomplishments. Fact is I first heard it on a Robin Williams film called 'Dead Poets Society.' Never the less its is an astounding piece of writing and well worth including in my blogg as a personal aspiration. Welcome me Hyberborea my home.

'Come, my friends.'T is not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down; It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, and see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.'

Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ulysses.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

For every force there is an equal and opposite force...

For us in the twenty first century, this must surely seem a pretty basic law. For many years it resounded in my mind and later I discovered solace in a philisophical idea that somewhat echoes it. I remember it was while I was living in Oxford in my late teens that I first heard the term dialectic. In fact I did not 'hear' I recall I was reading about Socrates, you know him...the Greek guy in 'Bill and Ted's excellent adventure'. At first I was unsure of what the term meant, wondering if it was a linguistic term having something to do with colloquial variation of langauge. Actually this now seems an insightful concept given that I was fumbling in the dark. I suppose I should actually define what I'm talking about before I waffle on anymore. Dialectic is the idea that truth needs to be pursued by modifying one's position through questioning and conflict with opposing ideas. Simply put every idea can be considered a thesis, but as such and considering Newton's law it must by nature have an antithesis, for surely ideas have force. Where people like Socrates, Hegel, and Marx advance from Newton is that they answer the paradox posed his law; 'What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? This answer not solely being 'conflict' as I hear whispered from the marxist in the corner, but rather 'synthesis'.

It was years later during a period of mental illness that this idea formed itself around a language that apparently we have in common, mathematics. I had been reading about the Hebrew mystic oral tradition known as Qabbalah, and this had turned the idea of numbers upside down in my mind. I had an epiphany concerning the nature of numbers and the relationship between them. I contemplated the idea of nothing, and how that idea could become potentially limitless, and in turn how that could become in my mind, though veiled, an absolute. So I began to ponder the nature of Zero, and that rather than being an absence it could also be seen as a potential. Then I wondered about this potential and it became manifest as the number One. I wondered if therefore One was the dialectic of Zero, and I reversed my journey from One to Zero, whereupon I discovered the movement of Negative One. I now had three points; One, Zero, and Negative One. When I considered this further I realised that between Negative One and One, there was a distance of Two. I think I have made my point about how ideas can develop, and it was a major breakthrough as I realised the philosophy behind what I had previously solely considered a basic progressing decimal number sequence.
As I sat in my cell in the pychiatric wing of a London prison, I pondered that maybe the universe was constructed in this way, and lifted my pencil and sketched what became diagramatic renditions of living vortex within which we may find ourself.
I continued along this idea, derived from the diagonal cross, the pyramid, and the name Tetragrammaton, IHVH, and the concept spiralled my mind upward and outward.
Needless to say I used a number of pieces of paper, and every so often a face would appear at the door of my cell, checking that I had not harmed myself. But though I appeared to be silently writing, I was not there I was with the stars and beyond.....

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A foot made of black tourmaline...

Just had a strange dream. Can't fully remember it...except that at the end my left foot seemed to be infected. Upon closer inspection it appeared to have partly become black tourmaline. There were a couple of my friends, who are medics, with me in the moments before I returned to a waking state, one of whom pointed out; ''s not that serious really, in fact it's just splinters.' whereupon he pulled out a slightly dirty pair of tweezers and began removing the tourmaline from my foot in what appeared worryingly large pieces. Despite the large amount of matter being removed from my foot, upon conclusion my foot looked and felt adequately normal, and I awoke feeling unworried.

Monday, July 26, 2004

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.

Well given my quote which I carefully selected to add gravitas to my blogg, it seems that I can't even figure out the idiots way of posting on my own log. I had wanted to create a funky HTML webpage called 'Wheat from the chaff', but as I am a total dullard this will have to do. It was going to be in the format of a psychometric test, you know the ones that claim they will analyse you if you take a minute to answer a few questions. Then at the end of it all, it was not going to give you any analysis, just tell you that you know what your answers were, you know in your heart of hearts what kinda cat you are, and really you have all the answers you need, without some jumped up idiot telling you.

So anyway I may as well list the questions, see what you make of yourself...

1. Have you ever in your life sat with friends and discussed the woes of the world?
2. Do you believe that humankind is different to the rest of the animal kingdom in any significant way?
3. Given a choice will you help someone who appears in need of assistance as you pass by?
4. Would you expect people you consider close friends to empathise with people in a difficult situation?
5. Would you choose to profit monetarily from a person that was in a vulnerable and weak situation?
6. When publicly presented with a clear binary decision between what you say you consider right and wrong will you choose your declared moral stance?
7. When no one is watching and you are presented with a clear binary decision between what you say you consider right and wrong, will you choose your declared moral stance?
8. Do you consider the ills of the world occasionally, and realise that however you would like to change the world, the reality is that you have no power?
9. When you listen to someone speak of their dreams for a better world do you think them idealistic, misguided, or do you share the dream?
10. When you go and buy a coffee from a chain coffee shop do you choose regular coffee or trade-fair?
11. If you learnt that someone you were close to directly profited from poverty in the third world, would you still be able to consider them a friend?
12. Do you think voting really doesn’t change anything?
13. If, when discussing the woes of the world, have a number present agreed that if they had the power to change the world they would?
14. If, when discussing the woes of the world, have a number present agreed that if they had the power to change the world they would, but that not everyone in the world feels the same way?
15. Do you believe in us and them?
16. Have you ever cried?
17. Do you believe in humanity?
18. Do you believe that when you wake up tomorrow it’s a new day?
19 Did anyone ever tell you that you can achieve anything?
20. Have you ever fed someone who was hungry, anyone, a friend, a relative, a stranger?
21. If you were alone, in an unknown land, surrounded by what appeared as darkness, with nothing but the clothes you were standing in, would you be scared?
22. Have you ever seen a halo?
23. Do you believe that if the whole of your life fell apart, there would be people ready to pick you, and the pieces up?
24 Do you ever ‘…measure the temple within?’
25 Have you ever come across this numeric sequence, and if so does it have any meaning for you; ‘1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024’?
26 Do you believe in the power of communication and cooperation?
27. Have you ever felt inspired?
28. Do you believe you can create anything of value that will endure?
29. Is this test annoying you?
30 Does money bring freedom?
31. Would you prefer to have the ability to free someone from slavery rather than the ability to live a slightly more materially accomplished life?
32. Do you believe in the strength of numbers?
33. Do you prefer the company of people who appear to agree with you on issues, but whom you know have not thought through the issue deeply, over the company of those who appear to disagree with you fundamentally, but appear to have struggled intellectually and emotionally to reach a conclusion that they can live with?
34. Does the word ‘synthesis’ resonate with you?
35. Do believe that you are literally related to everyone, rather than in some metaphorical and spiritual way?
36. Should there be losers in the human race?
37. Can you have the head of an eagle, the heart of a lion, be as sly as a snake, and as harmless as a sheep?
38. When on a journey are you surrounded by strangers, or are they fellow travellers?
39. Do you prefer possessing over sharing?
40. Do you understand that everything becomes old with time?
41. Can you keep a promise?
42. Do you believe in ‘increase’?