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Torah Explained for Atheists part 3. Rabbi Ba’al Shivah

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I am going to open this piece with an exposition of the 4 rabbi’s that went into Paradise or PaRDeS and the exegesis of the story.  Later, I will return to the intro to the The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, translated with commentary by Daniel C. Matt.  Those portions that are not sourced come from the Zohar.  Let’s begin. 

The version in the Babylonian Talmud, which is the best-known, may be translated:

The Rabbis taught: Four entered the Pardes. They were Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher and Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva said to them, “When you come to the place of pure marble stones, do not say, ‘Water! Water!’ for it is said, ‘He who speaks untruths shall not stand before My eyes’ (Psalms 101:7)”. Ben Azzai gazed and died. Regarding him the verse states, ‘Precious in the eyes of G-d is the death of His pious ones’ (Psalms 116:15). Ben Zoma gazed and was harmed. Regarding him the verse states, ‘Did you find honey? Eat as only much as you need, lest you be overfilled and vomit it’ (Proverbs 25:16). Acher cut down the plantings. Rabbi Akiva entered in peace and left in peace.[3]

In the commentary printed beside the Talmud text, Rashi says that Ben Azzai died from looking at the Divine Presence. Ben Zoma‘s harm was in losing his sanity. Acher‘s “cutting down the plantings” in the orchard refers to becoming a heretic from the experience. Acher means “the other one”, and is the Talmudic term for thesageElisha ben Avuya. Rabbi Akiva, in contrast to the other three, became the leading Rabbinic figure of the era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardes_(legend)#Exposition

“Again and again Rabbi Shim’on waxes eloquent in the praise of those who study Torah, especially those who do so after midnight.  They indeed take the place of the priests and Levites of old, ‘who stand in the house of the Lord by night.’  Those who awaken nightly to study the secrets of Torah become the earthly attendants of the divine bride, ushering Her into the chamber where She will unite at dawn with Her heavenly spouse.”

This is interesting to me for a few reasons, the reference to studying Torah at midnight is interesting because it is after midnight that one practices black magick in Voodoo, modern Voodoo is based on the 6th and 7th books of Moses.  Voodoo is something you use when you have no resources and you are fighting an enemy with all the resources.  This passage portrays the Levites as a kind of Guardian, hyper vigilant to an attack from the enemy, standing in a heightened state of suspicious awareness while everybody else slumbers.

“Torah, in the Zohar is not conceived as a text, as an object, or as material, but as a living divine presence, engaged in a mutual relationship with the person who studies her.  More than that, in the zoharic consciousness Torah is compared to a beloved who carries on with her lovers a mutual dynamic courtship.”

Remember if you will my theory that the cult of the Augures who created the philosophy of law, science, and religion in the West were associated with India and the Hebrews.  The High Priest of the cult of the Augures meditated on the divine law that infused the universe, he didn’t create the law and he was subject to it.  Even the separation of powers of the president is modeled after the Philosophy of the Augure cult.  Think of Torah as the divine law that governs events in the universe.

“The beloved in the nexus of this rrelationship is entirely active.  She sends signals of her interest to her lover, she intensifies his passionate desire for her by games of revealing and hiding.  She discloses secrets that stir his curiosity.  She desires to be loved.  The beloved is is closed in an erotic progression before her lover out of a desire to reveal secrets that have been forever hidden within her.

…the day when God gave Torah to Israel and proclaimed His love for her in the song of songs.”

a rhetorical tautology of God giving man a soul by giving him philosophy…

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“In the Zohar, the true subject matter that the kabbalist finds in every verse is the hieros gamos itself, the mystical union of the divine male and female – the eros that underlies and transforms Torah, making it into a symbolic textbook on the inner erocit life of God.”

I am going to paraphrase a bit, many of the texts that make the Zohar are of the stories of the rabbis under the tutelage of Rabbi Shim’on.  They like the apostles of Jesus wander and teach others, in that journey, as they are having this mystical conversation on the nature of reality and remembering their experiences and what they learn, they often encounter people and beings that have more awareness of certain principles that govern the universe and human behavior than they do.  This knowledge also enters into their canon.

“The world as first created was a true Garden of Eden because the blessed Holy One and the Sheckinah were fact to face, joined in constant embrace like that of the upper sefirot Hokhmah and Binah.  Divine blessing thus coursed through the system without interruption…”

At this point in time the Jewish people didn’t believe in making visual artistic depictions of men or animals because they feared it would lead to idolatry, but here I can trace the rhetorical tautologies and movement of ideas in this fashion.  

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According to the Dalai Lama, Samantabhadra is the highest form of Buddha.  I think he meant this because this form of the Buddha represents God as the Creator in his male and female aspect, if you ponder you realize that in order to create you have to include feminine and masculine.  It might interest you to know that Heinrich Zimmer whose work was published and edited posthumously by Joseph Campbell had determined in his investigations that Buddhism was an offshoot of Hinduism as the Buddhas came from India and Nepal.  

Here the author makes mention of the myth of Plato which I will expound on for those of you who are not aware of it, and he connects it with the early Jewish myth, which is not only interesting in its implications it is also appropriate in light of my theories.

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 “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”
“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”
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When he said this he was using the word Philia, or Brotherly love, or fraternal love, making a reference to a philosophical family, notice the word philosophy has the words philia and sophia in it.  The single soul would be Sophia, or Psyche, or Torah.  This also has to do with the Philosophy of Greek Astrology if that is interesting, you can read this piece that I wrote.  https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/philosophy-of-astrology/
hermaphrodite (n.) Look up hermaphrodite at Dictionary.comlate 14c. (harmofroditus), from Latin hermaphroditus, from Greek Hermaphroditos (Latin Hermaphroditus), son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who, in Ovid, was loved by the nymph Salmacis so ardently that she prayed for complete union with him and as a result they were united bodily, combining male and female characteristics. Also used figuratively in Middle English of “one who improperly occupies two offices.” As a name for the condition, Middle English had hermofrodito (late 14c.), hermofrodisia(early 15c.). As an adjective, from c.1600.  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hermaphrodite
“Adam and eve according to the aggadah, were siamese twins, conjoined back to back.  This single being is that described in Genesis 1:27:  “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”  …in the following chapter is the separation of this pair, in which they are first turned to face-to-face to one another, …  They had to be “sawed apart” so they might be properly united.”
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If we wanted to get really esoteric I could trace this idea all the way back to India for you.  Do you double dog dare me?

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I entered in piece and left in piece so I will leave it to the rest of you to figure out who burns the plants, who drops dead, and who goes insane.

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The Metaphysics of Joxua Luxor.

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I am a deist. My god is the faculty of reason in man, which is the only evidence I need of god.  The early Christians, Hindus, Hebrews, and Buddhists if you understand their occult philosophy, didn’t believe that god existed as a manifest being in the physical universe.  The word Amen, “let it be” comes from the creator god Amun, that manifested everything but never manifested himself.  The reason for this is very simple.  The universe is made out of the body of god infinitely sub divided.  Time is created as a separation of self from self.  The mind exists in order to connect self with self, and to help us get what we need to survive and in the act of surviving understanding god.  Our mind is that part of ourselves our reason which god gave us, to contemplate himself.

Time though is also an illusion, which means that time doesn’t actually exist.  God is outside of time and outside of the universe in his perfect undivided whole.  We, with the tiny shard of godself that we possess are living in an illusion of time, as an act of theurgy to understand god and do his will.  In the indian story of Markandeya  he is vomited outside of god because of not appreciating his life, once outside of god swimming in an ocean without light he realizes that god is the only thing that exists and outside of god there is nothing, because the human brain was not designed to understand anything outside of this universe.  The Hebrew story of Jonah is an homage to this Hindu story.  

But the theme is recurring and ongoing throughout the different systems.  The highest form of god in the Tibetan system according to the Dalai Lama is Samantabhadra, who is male and female engaged in the act of coitus, because god is the creator, and in order to create you have to have male and female.

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Furthermore, you see this recurring theme in all of the traditions, (well all of the ones that came from a valid tradition) the reason the celebrate the Sabbath on Friday night after sunset is because that is when the day representing the sacred father and mother meet.  That is why you are supposed to roger your wife on the sabbath.  That was one of the first human rights reforms that meant you couldn’t work or force someone to work 7 days a weak, of fear of offending god.  It was quite simply an unsustainable, undesirable process.  And there is no evidence in the world of the mother and father meeting, this happens in concealment.  The ancients knew there was no evidence of god in the world.  Observe the continuing metaphor.

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Ganesh sits guarding the entrance to his mother’s bedroom.  It was in trying to prevent Shiva from entering his wife’s bedroom that he was beheaded, and was resurrected by Shiva with the head of the elephant.  Heinrich Zimmer whose research was edited posthumously and published by Joseph Campbell affirmed that Buddhism is a sub sect of Hinduism which makes sense since the Siddartha came from India.

In closing god doesn’t exist inside the universe, he exists outside of the universe, and the only evidence of him inside the universe is intelligence, life, consciousness, etc.  The whole concept of sitting in seated meditation posture without moving comes from an effort to emulate the prime mover unmoved, any movement is a negation of godself because god doesn’t move and doesn’t act in the world.  The division of duties between the husband and wife was also based on this concept of the prime mover.  The man moves in the world in the polis but upon entering the oikos the house everything is done for him, he doesn’t lift a finger.  The Agency through which god influences the world is through the holy spirit, or the shechinah, god’s active force.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 ShekinahShechinahShechina, or Schechinah (Hebrewשכינה‎), is the English spelling of agrammatically feminine Hebrew name of God in Judaism. The original word means the dwelling orsettling, and denotes the dwelling or settling of the Divine Presence of God, especially in theTemple in Jerusalem.

 

“Can’t Get the Vertical Without the Horizontal”

Hello students of the mysteries, this is Noah Socrates speaking to you via Aetheriphone.  Today we will discuss one of the golden verses of Shivastus Solomonicus. I am here in the Akashic Library preparing to expound on what it was that our brother meant.  Though this particular parchment was lost to history I from my vantage point, my perch if you will out of time have the ability to restore the text as I can see it while he was writing it.  So here is what Shivastus wrote as he explained his philosophic calculus:

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In my long life it has been my privilege to observe human behavior and to document the patterns that end in success and those that end in failure.  Some groups are astoundingly successful in spite of their lack of righteousness and virtue and others are not while others fail in spite of their beatifications.  When I was creating the Zed I made certain that if they followed my instructions and upheld my covenant they would see success for all of their hard work.  Their is a proper way to relate to one another, this relationship that governs success in relationship existed before the heavens and the earth existed.  The early greek philosophers knew of it, many gurus in India knew of it, some Kabbalist rabbis still know of it, Rumi and Shams knew of it.  Every religion in its uncorrupted form is based on it. Every science and structure of authority is based on it insofar as they haven’t been tarnished. 

There are many ways to speak of it but their is only one way to practice it.  Equality under reason, the praxis of the rational, the walking on the path, but these metaphors do not predispose themselves to being understood so one needs a guru a teacher, the philosopher king.  Observe the way the bible spoke of this relationship:

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matt. 18:20

      “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
The buddha/krishna/christ consciousness separates itself into 4 attributes just like the tetragrammaton, those four are Love, Justice, Wisdom, and Responsibility.  The act of theurgy is to integrate these 4 elements correctly realizing that the center of the cross is not separate from it’s 4 extensions.  So they cannot live in a vacuum.  An act cannot be just but unwise and unloving.  Just as an act cannot be loving but irresponsible and unwise.  The trick is to make every act just, loving, wise, and responsible at the same time.  
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Upon incarnating in physical existence we all sign a contract to make ourselves like god and to understand god, he is the Macrocosm and we the Microcosm.  We perform on a smaller scale what he performs on a grand scale.  We call this theurgy, performing the work of god.  We learn from our trials to be like god.  We integrate the 4 elements like an alchemist, the quintessence is love but it is an intelligent, wise, responsible, and just love.  We are the prodigal children and our job is to understand the plight of the creator, he wants to be understood, after all we can’t love what we don’t understand, neither can we appreciate it.  So just as tiphareth in the sephyr yetzirah we must perform the duty of the Christ and marry the elements of our nature. 
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God only exists in proper, equal, relationship which means nobody over estimates their value or their needs.  Crazy people and evil people are not less self-interested, they are more self-interested.  They vex the spirit focusing on the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law and thereby they thwart reason.  One dirty dog can ruin all of the saffron water of an entire village.  In military strategy their is one major rule, never fight a battle on two fronts, but we truthseekers, sadakas, tzaddicks, Zed do not have that privelege.  The war against ego, or idolatry because all over emphasis is a subtle form of idolatry must contend with egotism internally as well as externally.
This word “agree” came from the cult of the augure’s that created the entire philosophy of the western civilization from religion to science to structures of authority to the rules governing the powers and duties of the president of the united states.  There are certain things that presuppose this type of relationship, communication, participation, agreement,and understanding.  Without these things god doesn’t exist.  God is reason in man, and his power cannot and will not be unleashed without proper relationship, all must recognize the authority of reason and submit to it.  Even the word Authority hearkens back to the cult of the Augures, the word auctoritas, august, agora, and augury.  The ancient word for reason was so complicated that it doesn’t even translate into this modern language and for the most part it has been forgotten about.  It is the ability of man to arrive at the correct conclusion through conversation, thought, experimentation, participation, and agreement.  It is that which succeeds and survives and gets good results.  
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Since St. Thomas journeyed to the east and created Mahayana Buddhism there has been an ancient similitude between the original uncorrupted teachings of the Christ and those of Shiva and Buddha.  The ineffable name can only be spoken through one’s thoughts, feelings, actions, and words, which is why it is unspeakable.  This is a little known secret that I am revealing to you.  Compare it if you will the the eightfold path that frees one from the wheel of karma…
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There is only one reason on this planet.  There is not feminine reason and male reason, there is not eastern reason and western reason, there is only reason.  Do not be distracted with other things, your walking on your path and perfecting your soul which is your philosophy is the destination.  The walking on the path is the destination.  Do not be concerned with arriving.  In this life or the next it is the walking on the path that takes you where you want to go.  Nowhere else is worth going, no other path brings you to yourself, every other heaven is a distraction and it is impermanent, cling instead to your path and your theurgy.  
I exhort you.
Frater S. S. 
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THE TRUE MEANING OF NIRVANA

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According to Heinrich Zimmer, Joseph Campbell’s mentor, Buddhism is a sub sect of Shaivism.  And I agree with him.  The first Buddha came from India and realizing that people were not going to be able to receive the full teaching of No Self he prepared them for later.  It wasn’t until Nagarjuna buddha came who was also from India that the full teaching of no self was delivered hundreds of years later.

Their are so many fruity spiritualists that think that being merciful and charitable and pleasant is the concept behind no self.  It actually has to do with not identifying with the ego and the emotional intelligence.  This is the exact opposite of what he taught and the reason he didn’t want to allow women to be monks.

The Buddha’s Prediction

Ananda sat at the Buddha’s side and argued on behalf of the ordination of women. The Buddha continued to refuse the request. Finally, Ananda asked if there was any reason women could not realize enlightenment and enter Nirvana as well as men.

The Buddha admitted there was no reason a woman could not be enlightened. “Women, Ananda, having gone forth are able to realize the fruit of stream-attainment or the fruit of once-returning or the fruit of non-returning or arahantship,” he said.

Ananda had made his point, and the Buddha relented. Pajapati and her 500 followers would be the first Buddhist nuns. But he predicted that allowing women into the Sangha would cause his teachings to survive only half as long – 500 years instead of a 1,000.

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Nirvana was not a state brought on by fruity emotionality and delusion, it was a state of accepting reality in its suchness in its beingness.  When buddha was tempted by Mara he was being provoked into any kind of emotional state, which would have been a regress into the female mind.  But buddha had completely severed any identification with emotionality and the female mind.  No desire, and no fear when Mara tried to threaten him with violence.

The bodhicitta, the heart mind, the buddhist and hindu soul, is a marriage of the emotional female brain and the analytical male brain.  Every event, every thought, every word, has emotional data and analytical data.

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He tried to explain the happiness that you experience in Nirvana is not like human happiness, it is the absence of suffering, the absence of being happy and then discontent, it is the cessation of karma.  Zero karma, that is the goal of the yogi, to separate himself from the wheel of karma, from Samskara.  No positive karma, not negative karma, and indeed, with understanding their is no karma, and everything is pregnant with meaning.

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The Alchemical Marriage of Shivastus Solomonicus

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originally posted August 13, 2014 as part of the predictive meditations channeled from Shivastus Solomonicus by Joxua Luxor… Updated today as he was editing his book for publication.  

Hello students of the Mysteries, this is Noah Socrates talking to you from the Akashic Library by the Technology of the Aetheriphone.  This is reconstructed from the lost manuscript of Shivastus the Last Organon.  Around his 300th year of life Shivastus achieved the level of spiritual attainment of the third eye chakra also known as the 6th heaven.  He spontaneously entered into a deep samadhi state and sat without moving, eating, drinking, defecating or urinating for a month and 10 days.  According to his meditation this is what he experienced:

I saw myself as Adam and I was married to Eve.  I saw my life from beginning to end, all 930 years of it.  I lived to make Eve happy and god happy and in the end she made me miserable for it.  There wasn’t a single happiness that she didn’t rob me of.  Even when I wanted to die for lack of the experiences that would make my soul glad to remain on earth her soul called out to mine and wailed and appealed to my emotions until I felt I owed it to her to remain in Hellish torment.  When finally I was able to shuffle off my mortal coil, a figure appeared before me and said, “I am your god and father, kiss me my son, I am grateful of your return.”

I was horrified, “You are MY god???”  I cried, “My god would not have subjected me to that insult known as life, that humiliation, that repugnancy, that redundancy, that furious dance of futility.  Why would one pick a perfect diamond soul from the emerald green tree of life and dip it in the murky turd water of human experience.”

Sanat Kumara looked sad, “Are you serious? I created the experience known as “Life” so that people could learn what it feels like to be me, surrounded by children incapable of understanding me, these angels.  Those that chose to shoulder this crucifix are my prodigal children.  In life you perform on a microcosmic level with some help what I perform on a macrocosmic scale, the balancing and combining of the four elements earth, water, fire, and air.  You perform theurgy, the art of the fifth element, the quintessence.  I do the same thing in the act of creation but I create those elements out of my essence which is nothingness.  I gave man creative intelligence so he can choose to be like me.  An artist in the act of creation does me worship in creating art.  There is no greater form of flattery.”

Adam responded, “Ok, that may be, perhaps I was too hasty but what is the deal with this creature called woman?  What was the need for that cruel joke?  That slave-driving succubus, that vitriolic vampire, that life sucking Lillith?”

Sanat Kumara affectionately responded, “Well, my Son, that was a necessary evil, in that world I am the demiurge, and Nature reflects my personality.  Life necessarily needs to be difficult.  At one time there weren’t two sexes, every creature was a hermaphrodite, Hermes Aphrodite, they were the Adapa, they reproduced without sex, but they were too unstable, erratic, violent mood swings, or no emotions at all, deep depression, and the children that were subject to it became even more damaged.  It was entirely unstable.  So I arranged for the sexes to be split and the duties to be specialized.  The female dominant brains would focus on the pleasant things that they liked assuming an environment in which they could do so and the surplus created by another for them to dote upon their children and themselves.  The greatest evil the woman would know about would be the man.”

“Men on the other hand gaze into the abyss, Nature, my personality, they wrestle with nature and reality, they meditate on conflict and how to win, they are death seekers, philosophers, homo sapiens, wise man, Buddha’s at their best.”

“The Holy Trinity, which I branded into every living organism is Tripartite, three-fold in nature, the Tresante Trinosophia, the tripura sundari.  There is the Father, the Mother, and the Son.”

“The Father represents Wisdom, logic, and reason.  His interests are externalized into the environment, the world, maths, sciences, astronomy, philosophy, psychology, and the occult.  The father is concerned with the city, the polis, police, policy, and politics.”

“The Mother represents moral authority, charity and mercy, has her attention turned in, she focuses on her emotions and her desires, life, babies, puppies, kittens old people, the crippled, the needy, and the beggars.  Her attention is in the house, the oikos, and the economy.  She takes care of the children, pays the wages, keeps the cellars full of wine, and the cupboards full of sweetmeat, and rules the slaves.”

“In ancient times this was understood better, before that wisdom was lost, nature was killed off, the earth shackled with roads and suffocated with cities, scarred with mines, but soon she will shake off these evildoers like a bitch shakes off fleas and then drowns them in a river.  There are the Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic gunas.  In ancient Greece it was the Philosopher kings, the Guardians, and the Slaves.  The mother’s function was modeled after the primum mobile, the prime mover unmoved.  Godself doesn’t act directly on the earth, it is inert and unmoving in the earth.  Any movement from god self would be a negation of god self.  Time didn’t exist until creation existed, therefore the prime mover is before time, and therefore movement is impossible for him.  He influences the earth through his holy spirit, his Shekinah, his Colume, that is the function of the wife.  The man moves in the world but on returning to the house he lifts nary a finger accept to the humiliation of his wife.”

“The son represents action, the mother emotion, and the father understanding and reason.  When all is well in the house the mother respects and submits to the father, and the son listens to his mother who doesn’t usurp the father’s authority or corrupt his message, until such a time as the mother’s authority ends and the son enters the domain of the tutelage of the father, which is the world.  Reason must have more control over action than morality does or things will go badly in the world and in the polis and in the oikos.  One’s feet must be quick to run to goodness.”

Adam spoke again, “It makes so much sense hearing you say it but it would take a million lifetimes to get relationship right.  I seriously doubt my ability to make it happen. ”

Sanat Kumara, “Ha, ha!  And so that has been the case.  The power of god can only be unleashed in proper relationship.  When anyone is not doing their duty this vexes the spirit and it can be felt by those that are sensitive to my will.  The problem is humorous in a kind of unfunny way that only a god could laugh at, when the soul incarnates it splits, part of the soul becomes male and the other female, with any luck they find each other and marry, but this is just the beginning of the problem.  It is strange to think that the organelles of the brain are really little brains themselves, but we have a singular voice and a singular perspective even though we have two eyes, and we have a singular sense of self.  I am me.  Since men and women come from two halves of the same soul it seems they should get along easily, but I will tell you a secret, the soul of bodichitta, the heart mind is both analytical and emotional.  In female minds emotion is dominant and in male minds analysis is dominant.  Every word spoken or thought and every event has emotional data and analytical data.  Women think that the highest authority is moral authority and that the solution must be pleasant in order to be correct.  Women seek to expand and increase their authority, moral authority, which has an envelope of application and an arena where it gets no good results whatsoever, unless a woman realizes this and bows before Sapiential Authority, she will destroy everything and everyone around her over and over again.  She will turn women into men and men into women and treat everyone as children.  It will be a very pleasant environment as long as there is a surplus to sustain it and until there is a rapacious band of men that has no respect for moral authority and then the feminine system of authority will crumble like a gingerbread house.”

“True femininity and by true I mean uncorrupt, unperverted, that which succeeds, is latent within true masculinity and vice versa, and the father is the son.  One is not different from another just as there is only one sun in the heavens at sunrise, high noon, sunset, and midnight.  This is the meaning of the yin and yang, this is the mystery of the virgin birth, and this is how Isis resurrected Osiris by getting pregnant from his corpse and conceiving Horus.”

“You must make the journey yourself, I can only point you in the right direction.”  Saying this Sanat Kumara took his thumb and placed it on the forehead of Adam.

Shivastus Solomonicus stirred from his 40 day and 40 night vigil.  Some of his disciples sat expectantly tending to him with gifts of grapes, and dates, and pomegranates to break his fast.

“Did you attain enlightenment master?”  One of them asked.

“A new level of enlightenment, yes?” eagerly queried another.

“How do you feel?” pondered a third.

“I feel…

I feel thirsty…

for a warm chai tea….”  Shivastus serenely responded.

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