It is impossible to even begin to comprehend the True Nature of the Scriptures, unless you understand (1) the reality that what is portrayed as the Kingdom of God is within you; (2) the Cosmology of Mind (see SoulSelf.org ); (3) the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to Completion over the course of many lifetimes; (4) and that all events that transpire in the present, has been directly orchestrated by the past actions of the people involved (see This World As The Living Bio-Feedback Organism).
While a great number of scholars and modern biblical experts attempt to portray many of the biblical accounts as being based upon stories, myth and even folklore, the authors of the scriptures typically used what the people already believed and accepted — rewrote the accounts with added names, numbers and important allegorical symbols — in order to regenerate them into a threefold account that acted as catalysts in the minds of the more serious seeker. Gnostics, and all Spiritual Visionaries, communicate in the meaning of names, numbers and places — and often combinations of names in relation to places — with added number qualifiers used to express a meaning not at all apparent to the mind or organic man whose consciousness is still carnal and earth-bound (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature). And until man’s animal nature is transformed and refined so as to manifest an environment that will sustain man’s suppressed soul and spiritual nature, he will remain incapable of comprehending not only the true meaning of the scriptures, but also the very nature and reality of the life he is presently living. In many instances, the meaning of a symbol must be understood in relation to its numerical qualifier — which is why enlightened visionaries such as Pythagoras placed such great emphasis on the relationship of math and numbers to understanding what man sees and thinks he understands.
The disciples were portrayed as being In The House, because each of them had brought about at least the next stage of soul-birth — and were working on various stages of spiritual-birth in the threefold process of birth. The disciples, therefore, not only understood the esoteric meaning of the parables which the multitude of people were blind to — i.e., “Unto you [the disciples in the House] it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without [in the outer darkness of mind and being], all these 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 KJV) — but they understood the esoteric nature of the illusions of this world.
In the same way that all those who have yet to bring about the next stage of soul-birth are in Jesus’ words “without” — and are therefore blind and deaf to what exists beyond the vibrational frequencies of the earth — those who have brought about the next stage of birth and are portrayed as being In The House, are those who Jesus portrayed in the plurality of the words: “…We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness”. That Mystics, who are true Gnostics the world over, throughout all of man’s history, have known the great truth to this reality of the threefold birth — and that all of nature is imbued with a uniform allegorical reality of mind impressed into the forms of the outer world — is the reason why the ignorant critics of the scriptures and opponents of religion are under the grave misconception that each religion copies its tenets of belief from other religions. Thus, the DVD entitled The God Who Wasn’t There states: “The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults” — and yet, this statement when rightfully understood, is representative of the same profound ignorance of Nicodemus and the carnal Jews who Jesus condemned as throwing away the Key of Knowledge, and leading the people in the broad-way of their own destruction. The fact that all religions employ the same symbolism, is because the forms of nature are imbued with the lower aspects of mind that must be subdued and overcome within each person — and this is true the world over. Of the PBS series The Bible’s Buried Secrets, archaeologist William Dever of the University of Arizona stated: “It challenges the Bible’s stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people.” In further examining the problem: “The farther you go in the biblical text, the more difficult it is to find historical material in it,” says David Ilan of the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. “The patriarchs go back to Genesis. Genesis is, for the most part, a compilation of myths, creation stories, things like that. And to find a historical core there is very difficult.” For instance, archaeologists have found evidence that a small group of Canaanite slaves escaped from Egypt — not the mass migration described in Exodus. What both the believers and the critics have yet to understand and acknowledge, is the fact that the biblical authors who were Mystics, purposely wrote the scriptures with unhistorical assertions and events intertwined into the text, in order to inhibit the people from reading them literally or historically — thereby forcing the intelligent seeker to look beyond what Paul portrayed as the “letter that killeth”, and seek the inner esoteric meaning.
All religions have a common theme and utilize the same allegorical forms. Why? Because all of nature is imbued with the allegorical symbols of mind that they represent. If a biology class in the United States teaches about the organs of the body, are they copying what is taught in England, or the biology class in France? If a school in Brazil teaches about reproduction, are they copying what is taught in Canada? In the same way that man did not invent the organs and systems of the body, neither did man invent the allegorical symbols of mind with which all of nature is imbued.
The idea that the scriptures were written by flawed mortal men, is simply not true. The closer the person you are in this world draws nearer to their higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ), the more they can no longer be defined by human standards. And a person who walked the earth 2000 years ago who had achieved Soul-Oneness through the next stage of birth, knew quantifiably more that our most esteemed modern scholars and experts. Why? Because when you become At-One with your higher soul-self, you not only see things as they truly are from the Source — in contradistinction to seeing from the perspective of the illusions of Plato’s Cave or the Gospel portrayal of the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — and you are also able to draw upon the cumulative knowledge and experiences of all the lives that your higher soul-self has ever lived (see Christian Reincarnation). Add to this that all the images which man sees with his physical senses are in fact allegorical shadow-images impressed into the forms of matter — and that from a higher soul-perspective, all things are seen and understood as they really are — organic man who is subject to cave-illusions, would be rightly portrayed in the scriptures as blind in comparison. It is important also to point out that modern quantum physicists have proven the validity of the what is portrayed as a shadow-world in Plato’s Cave (see Science Proves Religion). And this is why the Gospel of Thomas declares: (5) Jesus said, “Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you”. The question must be posed: Why do you have to recognize what it in your sight? The answer: Because all you are able to see with your physical senses is the shadow-images being danced upon the wall of Plato’s Cave. Further, because the Source of these images originates in a twelve-dimensional realm, all that you are able to perceive with your physical senses is a three-dimensional allegorical image of a higher reality that is beyond your perceptive vision and comprehension. Bound by your organic consciousness, you imagine that the images you see are real and complete — which they are not. What you see are three-dimensional shadow-images of a higher twelve-dimensional reality that you lack the mental Wholeness to comprehend the true meaning of.
The enlightened men who authored the scriptures, were able to perceive and comprehend a greater reality from the perspective of the Source of the images which is beyond the vision and comprehension of man. Paul could not convey the spiritual meaning of the Gospel to the Christians at Corinth who he had personally taught, because they were still bound by organic perception and understanding (see http://TheThreeLies.com#mystery ). “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) — which could be stated: I could only speak to you as men of organic reason who can only perceive three-dimensional shadow-images. “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) — milk signifying the three-dimensional shadow-images of what Paul portrayed as the “testimony” of Christ — in contradistinction to the Spiritual Meaning of the Gospel.
Why couldn’t Paul convey to the people who he had personally instructed the Spiritual Gospel Meaning? Why can’t man in his organic condition of mind perceive anything beyond the shadow-images and the limitation of three-dimensional reasoning. Much of it has to do with the lack of development of the Intuitive spheres of mind (see The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind) — and the grave limitation in the mindset that only what he sees is real. In the subheading of a page I am presently working on entitled The Holographic Enigma Of The Tower Of Babel Syndrome, I examine the interaction of the Linear and Intuitive spheres of mind — and in one place I use the quotations from the forward of The Secretes Of Mary Magdalene (quoting):
…quoting from the subheading The Intuitive Mind Vs The Linear-Rational: In the introduction to the book Secrets of Mary Magdalene, Prof. Elain Pageles writes and quotes the Gospel of Philip: Simultaneously, the Gospel of Philip celebrates Mary Magdalene as manifesting the divine spirit, which this gospel calls the “virgin who came down” from heaven. When Christians spoke of Jesus “born from a virgin,” this author agrees—but refuses to take it literally. So some people, he says, take this literally to mean that Jesus’ mother became pregnant apart from any man, apart from sexual intercourse. But this, he says, is the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters (although, as we note, it can be seen in the birth narratives offered in the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Luke). Instead, continues the Gospel of Philip, Jesus was born physically, just as all humans, as the son of biological parents. The difference, says the author of this gospel, that he was also “born again” in baptism–born spiritually to become the son of the Father above, and of the heavenly Mother, the Holy Spirit. That one of the primary objectives of this life is to bring about and achieve the next stage of birth — a non-physical birth which is allegorically portrayed as aVirgin Birth — should be of primary importance to all people.
In the same way that Peter as representing the (male) linear-rational spheres of mind states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene: “…These are certainly strange ideas”, it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear-rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive-gift — i.e., as seen in Einstein’s statement that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Without the balanced development of the intuitive, the linear-rational which only senses outwardly, arrives as a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined — which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations.
Notice that in the Gospel of Phillip the belief in the virgin birth as being physical, is portrayed as the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters. And that the linear spheres of mind as allegorically represented as Peter, states of the intuitive vision and wisdom of the Intuitive spheres of mind as represented in the allegorical image of Mary Magdalene, Peter states: “…These are certainly strange ideas”. Quoting from Intuitive Mind vs Linear Rational: “…biblical figures as Mary Magdalene is not the personification of an historical person — but rather, the purification, development and raising up of the (feminine) intuitive aspects of the disciples own mind. In the Gospels associated with Mary Magdalene it is written: “She speaks to the other disciples about Jesus and what she’s seen, and Peter says, ‘I don’t believe the Lord said these things. These are certainly strange ideas.’ And she says, ‘Well, do you think I made them up? Do you think I’m lying about the Lord?’ ” In this allegorical representation, the linear-rational aspect of mind is represented in Peter’s inability to comprehend what the feminine-intuitive as represented in the allegorical personification of Mary Magdalene reveals. And since these intuitive visions, impressions and wisdom does not support the linear reasoning of the masculine vision of this world and Creation, in most people they are rejected.”
Organic man in all but a few instances, see the world from a linear perspective — not realizing that what he sees is three-dimension shadow-images that are incomplete. But while woman does have a greater natural intuitive perception, these perceptions that men are for the most part blind to, are largely ignored. Returning back to The Holographic Enigma Of The Tower Of Babel Syndrome, The proper development of the mind to eclipse what can be called organic human limitations, is dependent upon the interaction of the linear and intuitive spheres of mind. But when the intuitive perception is inhibited, and development is suppressed, even the linear is flat-lined from any development beyond what is portrayed in the Gospels as carnal and restricted consciousness. The linear mind of man remains limited in its development, because the intuitive remains infantile and shackled in a captive environment where it is only permitted to express itself in linear terms. While the inward looking intuitive has the potential to access higher consciousness and states of mind and being, it is unable to arise to its intended potential because of the shackles placed upon it by a thoroughly domineering and controlling linear culture. Like a woman who in many Islamic cultures are forced to dwell in an imprisoned world beneath a Burka — not permitted to openly express herself except when accompanied by a male relative — totally deprived of the ability to openly speak on her own behalf — the natural expression of the intuitive mind has been so impeded by our linear-driven culture, that it has remained undeveloped and unreliable as a resource (see Opening And Unlocking the Mind). Because the male-linear as portrayed as the portrayal of Peter takes the position that “…These are certainly strange ideas”, when the perceptions of the feminine-intuitive is encountered, the merger of impressions can never be brought about — thus, flat-lining the union at a very low-self carnal perception of man’s true reality.
When Fundamentalists attempt to read the scriptures and see only the three-dimensional images, they remain blind to the true meaning. The Intuitive spheres of mind which remain suppressed, perceive and understand the symbols in both the scriptures and the outer world, from a totally different and often opposite perspective — and if the male/female (linear/feminine) opposites are brought together in one vision, then you have a six-dimensional vision that looks entirely different than the three-dimensional perception of the (male) linear. And this is the beginning of the Gospel of Thomas statement: “…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 interaction of male/female (linear/intuitive) has the potential to greatly expand the mind of the disciple as portrayed in the subheading Opening And Unlocking The Mind — and this is especially true, when brought together in the positive environment of the “good ground” in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, is able to expand the mind and enable it to perceive and understand from a twelve-dimensional perception of reality. What this means is that the biblical authors composed Whole Twelve Dimensional Scriptures, using the same allegorical symbols of the Language of the Soul which all of Creation is composed in, in order to present a Whole Vision of man’s true reality. And while the Fundamentalist and those bound by the linear vision only see the three-dimensional images that are employed in these Scriptural Masterpieces — being bound by what the Gospel of Philip portrays as the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters — limited by their own lopsided linear-dominate development and perception — the perpetual reference to those who possess the eyes to see and ears to hear, is in reference to those who can balance the Intuitive/Linear (male/female) visions of reality and perceive from a six-dimensional perception — and have begun to expand that into the twelve-dimensional perception and understanding of all that they see.
The scriptures are very much a text-book for escaping the limitations of the illusions of Plato’s Cave. As the seeker/disciple begins to perceive the Whole of the Scriptures, they are then able to begin to see the Whole of Creation. And as they more and more begin to tap into the higher reality of their Soul-Self that dwells in a higher reality than this world, they are then able to begin to see all things as they really are. The biblical authors could not compose scriptures from a twelve-dimensional linear (literal) perspective, because the linear vision of reality is only a fragment of the whole — and it is impossible to portray the whole dimensional perspective in the limitations of a three-dimensional vision. And what makes the problem even more complex, is the fact that the unevolved linear perspective is only one-twelfth of the whole — and the three-dimensions of the linear vision is one-third of the one-twelfth. Which is why the Pharisees who read the scriptures literally — throwing away the Key of Knowledge by observing the Law in outward ritual and tradition — were portrayed as blind guides that led their followers into the ditch of this world. The ditch which in most instances was the only sewerage system, was full of everything vial and poisonous.