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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.

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“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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Rabbi Ba’al Shivah, the Hindu Hebrew connection.

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Today I am going to discuss some of the similarities between the Hebrews and the Hindus with my atheist friends and explain some of my ideas on the mind and psychology for them.  Above we see the Hamsa, which was originally used by the Jains in India.  Even the word Hamsa comes from the Indian word ahimsa, which means:

Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli:[1]avihiṃsā) is a term meaning ‘to not injure’. The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm.[2][3] Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings including animals according to many Indian religions.[4]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahimsa

We see that the Hamsa is actually a stylized penis, masquerading as a hand, hands by their very nature are not equilateral, the Shiva lingam represents Shiva’s penis. 

The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning “mark”, “sign”, or “inference”[1][2]) is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples.[3] In traditional Indian society, the linga is rather seen as a symbol of the energy and potential of the God.[4][4][5][6][7]

The lingam is often represented alongside the yoni, a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy.[8] The union of lingam and yoni represents the “indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates”.[9]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_Linga

Shiva being the God of Death is also at the same time the God of life.  

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Even if you look at the similarities between the so called “horned alphabet” and sanskrit you see similarities.  Hebrew was a revolutionary language for a secretive people, it was simplified and modified from sanskrit making it easier to use, it was the language of revolt, Kabbalists have always been very secretive in their communication of revolutionary ideas.  

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The term cabal derives from Cabala (a word that has numerous spelling variations), the Jewish mystical interpretation of the Hebrew scripture. In Hebrew it means “reception” or “tradition”, denoting the sod (secret) level of Jewish exegesis. In European culture (Christian Cabala, Hermetic Qabalah) it became associated withoccult doctrine or a secret.[citation needed]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabal#Origins_of_the_word

Have you ever considered the meaning of Moses finding the Hebrew god on Mount Sinai?  

According to some biblical scholars[who?], Horeb is thought to mean “glowing/heat”, which seems to be a reference to the sun, whileSinai may have derived from the name of Sin, the Sumerian deity of the moon,[3][4] and thus Sinai and Horeb would be the mountains of the moon and sun, respectively.

Interesting that Shiva himself is a moon god, is it not?  I frankly think that the burning bush was marijuana, the Aghori shaivists smoke massive amounts of marijuana, and then meditate in grave yards.  

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Because the Jews were aware of psychology, when they were a warring tribe if you killed in battle you had to sit Shiva and meditate for 7 days before you were clean (kosher) and allowed back into the city.  My nom de plume means, Lord of Meditation, because in my slaying of the ego I have killed more than anybody else.  

The Hebrew word “shiva” means “seven”, and the official shiva period is seven days. The day of the funeral is counted as the first day of shiva, even though the practice does not begin until after the mourner(s) arrive at the designated location following the funeral.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_(Judaism)#Length_of_shiva

Shiva was a wandering philosopher, India was famous as being a source of wandering philosophers that went walkabout and took their traditions far and wide.  When he went to a strange land he would sleep in the grave yard because he was surrounded by an entourage of disembodied spirits to which he ministered, this is not bizarre in the Kabbalist tradition, many rabbis are known to have angelic and even demonic familiars with which they can be seen conversing. 

Below we see the Origins of the muslim epithet, “shayateen”. 

Had you been a cartographer and geographer working for the British East India company in the 17th and 18th centuries, you would have found all over India thousands of Hebrew-like place names with similar meanings in both languages as well. The map excerpt on this page shows a small section of ancient Seuna-Desa (Zion Land) in what is now Maharashtra (to right). At the bottom right of the excerpt is the city of Paithan, on the banks of the river Godivari. The Indo-Hebrews named the part of the river passing through Paithan’s territory Paithan (Pison, Phison), according to their traditions. In the upper left-hand corner is the city of Satana. According to the legends of the Yadavas (Indo-Hebrews), Satana would have made the folks in Sodom and Gomorah envious. The Seunas and the Satanas decided to resolve their moral and religious differences on the battlefield. The forces of “Satan” lost, but their defeat didn’t dishearten them. Eventually, we came to think of “Satan” as a being who lost the battle but not the war. The bible tells us that such a peace treaty hasn’t yet been signed between these two ancient enemies.

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Later in that same article it says this:

Holger Kersten wrote in Jesus Lived in India,

“The relation between ancient Israel and Kashmiri can most clearly be demonstrated linguistically. Kashmirian is different from all the other Indian languages, the origins of which are Sanskrit. The development of the language of Kashmir has been greatly influenced by the Hebrew. Abdul Ahad Azad writes, ‘The language of Kashmir derives from Hebrew.’ According to tradition, in ancient times Jewish peoples settled here, whose language changed into the Kashmirian of today. There are many Hebrew words that are quite obviously connected with the language of Kashmir.” (pp. 68-69.)

24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”  Matthew 12: 24

The pharisees who were practicing the old Abrahamic law code essentially accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Satan.  Are you starting to see the connection here?  Instead of denying it, Jesus mentions the Temple of Solomon, and makes a reference to a house being divided against itself.  Solomon built gods temple by enslaving spirits and forcing them to do his bidding.  Then he turns it around on the Pharisees and asks them by what power they themselves cast out demons.  

It has recently occurred to me that their is a huge similarity between the phonology of the words Shayateen and Chaitanya.  

The Sanskrit word, Chaitanya, means ‘consciousness’ or ‘universal soul’ or ‘spirit’ or ‘intelligence’ or ‘sensation’.[1][2] It is the pure Consciousness or the cosmic intelligence, the consciousness that knows itself and also knows others.[3] It also means energy or enthusiasm.[4]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaitanya_(consciousness)

If you remember the Muslims hate the color saffron, which is the color of the robes of the Sarasvati order monks. Notice too the familiar phonology of the word Charlatan and what Mohammed said about Shaytan, he is the whisperer.  Remember that Mary Magdalene moved to France after Jesus alleged death.  Remember too that Proto-indo-european is more or less a fact.  I, being a phonologist, track the movements of ideas across countries and through time.   

The word comes from Frenchcharlatan, a seller of medicines who might advertise his presence with music and an outdoor stage show. The best known of the Parisian charlatans was Tabarin, who set up a stage in the Place Dauphine, Paris in 1618, and whose commedia dell’arte inspired skits and whose farces inspired Molière. The word can also be traced toSpanish; charlatán, an indiscreetly talkative person, a chatterbox. Ultimately, etymologists trace “charlatan” from either theItalianciarlare, to prattle; or from Cerretano, a resident of Cerreto, a village in Umbria, known for its quacks.[1]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlatan

Imagine if you will the Pharisees bursting in and yelling, “Shayateen!  Charlatan!  Chaitanya!”.  Remember that they reject thought, they reject consciousness, they avoid thinking as much as possible.  They fear intelligence.  

I am familiar with the word Chaitanya because my Shaktipat Initiatore, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda has a root word in her name.  Her name means, Energy = chit, moves= vilas= velocity, bliss= ananda, Sarasvati order monks adopt the suffix “ananda”.  The word Chit, energy, comes from Chaitanya, consciousness.  The words Chi, ki, come from this root as well as the words Chan and Zen.  

Now it is no secret that I think Abraham and Brahma are the same being historically, I am not the first person to think this, many others have come to the same conclusion.  If you observe closely you will find many similarities between the marriages of Brahman families and Chassidic jews, what is of interest is that the Aghori, the lingayats, and the Kashmir Shaivists rejected more or less the authority of the Brahman priest class, who are very much like the muslims adhering to the old Abrahamic law code.  The lingayats, were poets and mystics, they wore a shiva lingam around their neck and they had a personal relationship with god, and no mediator separating them from god.  They had their own nickname for Shiva, and they visualized him in a form that was sacred to themselves.  It was very much a personal relationship with god.  

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According to Heinrich Zimmer, whose work was edited and published posthumously by Joseph Campbell, there is only on Temple for Brahma, and the vast majority of demons worshiped Brahma.  This is of further interest when you consider that the Indian demons look so much like Muslims.

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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.

 

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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Island of Jewels: Sikala Shiva and Nishkala Shiva

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Island of Jewels-The Garden of Eden and the Connection between Judeo Christian, Islam and Hindu Religions

Lynn Marie Katerina: It is exciting to look at this image knowing that that’s me.  Could you please explain the symbolism in this iconographic piece of artwork that you made?

Joxua: Sure.  I first came across this image when I was reading a book on symbolism and mythology in Indian art by Heinrich Zimmer and edited by Joseph Campbell posthumously seeing as how Zimmer never published his work in his lifetime.

This piece basically symbolizes the human mind, conscious, subconscious, unconscious and the human psyche; Id, ego and superego.  Shiva’s consort is perched on top of his prone body which is in Shivasana, the corpse pose which is lying on top of a dead body, which is also Shiva.

This is a metaphor for the alchemical marriage; the Judeo-Christian concept of the Garden of Eden came from this original metaphor.  Shakti’s skirt conceals the connection between the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine.  The secret fact is that they are conjoined mid-coitus just as Samantabhadra, the highest form of Buddha is engaged in sex as he represents creative intelligence.  In order to create you need masculine intelligence and feminine intelligence without balance of yin and yang there is no creation.

Shakti represents the conscious mind, Shiva, the subconscious mind projected on the sub strand of Shiva’s corpse, the unconscious mind.  Transversely, Shiva’s corpse represents super ego or the absence of the presence of self, the Buddhist concept of no-self, or selflessness or non-ego.  Shiva represents ego or the enlightened sense of self, the philosopher king who must be latent in the world of action as he is too wise and too understanding he is barred from acting on the world.  Must submit to the children so that they can learn from their own mistakes and taught by their own actions.  Shakti represents the id, the unenlightened sense of self that becomes aware of itself by playing in the universe as leela, acting on the universe and then observing the karma created.

Nishkala Shiva is the name of Shiva’s corpse.  It represents the moon when it is empty after it wanes and before it has begun to wax.  It is given a value of zero.  It represents the empty space of the universe, the canvas on which we paint ourselves, and the playground in which we grow up.  It is the diamond light, the nothingness out of which everythingness was created by separating emptiness into light and matter.  Light which is matter moving quickly and matter which is light moving slowly creates a spectrum in which we could express ourselves and move closer to the light or the darkness to yangness or yin-ness, consciousness or unconsciousness.

Sakala Shiva is given the value of sixteen, which represents the number of days the moon needs to wax and become full; perfectly reflecting the light of the sun.  He represents a person that has learned everything they can from the realm of human life; a fully accomplished homo sapiens, a wizard king, Zorba the Buddha, to borrow a phrase from Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh.

Lynn Marie Katerina: Wow that is really fascinating.  I am not sure I really understand the connection between Shaivism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam though.  Could you help me connect them a little better?

Joxua: Sure, it’s just that the three major religions all have the Garden of Eden in their mythology and that alchemical marriage icon comes from the Island of Jewels metaphor.  So it deals with proper relationship which is what religion tries to be.  Shiva and Shakti, Jehovah and Schechinah, Jove and Juno, the prime mover unmoved and the agency through which he works his will in the universe through the Holy Spirit.  It is through this meditation that we seek to unveil the proper relationship, equality under reason that shows us how we are connected to each other and the universe.  What is the proper relationship between the waves and the sea and even the vast expanse of outer space?

The Garden of Eden is the island of jewels which is the alchemical marriage, which is the highest form of Buddha, Samatrabadra.  We haven’t mastered the third eye chakra or reached the 6th heaven until both of the people in the relationship understand the uncorrupted form of perfect relationship and only two perfect God-like people could master or contemplate this relationship.  Imagine if you will, a king and queen who have been married for ten thousand years, they conceive each other as one-self.  They cannot and will not leave this old familiar relationship because nobody could replace their mate.  Nobody could understand them as well or bring as much into the relationship without the relationship both of their lives are diminished but at the same time they each have their own consorts and concubines, their interests and hobbies and their pet projects, both of them want the other to be free and happy and nothing can come between them.  The happiness of the other is my happiness and vice versa.  Both parties are freed and supported by the relationship, not punished and hindered.  It is an enriched relationship, the opposite of what people conceive of relationship today.  It is only through this relationship that one can re-enter the Garden of Eden.  You can’t enter alone.  You have to make like a baby and head in, go in, gnosis, genesis, genius, Janus, jinani, gyne, yoni.  Genesis means to go in, exodus means to be expelled.  It was the failure to stay in relationship that caused the fall from grace and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden.  Also of interest, the first thing you do when going into the world is inhale and the last thing you do upon dying is exhale.  It is a form of the in-breaths and out-breaths of Brahma.  The first two books of the Judeo-Christian scriptures also, God breathed into Adam the breath of life.  God inspired Adam so we are in God.  In theos, enthusiasm, enthusiastic, and God is in us.  Inspire, spirit, and prana.

Lynn Marie Katerina: This is excellent and marvelous rundown and interpretation of the history of mankind and the origins of the original sin.  Joxua says it’s like putting humpty dumpty back together again.  The failure in relationship has caused the expulsion in the Garden of Eden.  Mistakes in the past need to be corrected and we all must consider and learn from history and say to ourselves…where did we go wrong and what can we do to do better;  Self introspection and contemplation is needed as opposed to unconsciousness and running on auto pilot.  Joxua speaks about “Epanasundesi “or staying in relationship and that’s an interesting topic.  The past was failure and we must take care to not repeat the mistakes of the past; we must do better this time.  It’s about getting it right this time around.  Thank you Joxua, this contains a lot of wonderful information.

 

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Original art of Joxua Mourningstar. 

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Origins of the True Religion

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Lynn: So you have this concept of the true religion and its movement through time and across continents.  Could you tell us something about that?

Joxua: Well, one of the many things that I do is philology which traces the movement of ideas from culture to culture.  My particular mind has an obscene ability of pattern recognition and I have digested a ton of general and specific occult philosophy.

What we think of as the true religion started in India and Tibet with the convergence of northern tribes with the Indian people who were previously a goddess worshiping society with a single deity.  With the invasion of the northern tribes the entire pantheon of Indian gods emerged with these meat eating, war mongering northern tribes came creative intelligence, they were smarter than average because of the extra protein.  They were exiled over time because of the ritual eating of meat which to this day is considered repugnant in India, the scent of singed flesh that is in the mostly vegetarian society.
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The forced exodus gave birth to what would become the Hebrews, they bore as their mask the horned altar on which the smell of burnt animal sacrifice was made to the gods.  As a stipend the priests of the cult ate of the animal flesh, based on the atonement of the atonement of the surrounding people seeking solace and forgiveness and blessing much as some monks today are supported by charity and offered blessing.  In India this sect was known as the Aghori and as their meat-eating ancestors were continually being pushed out there became fewer and fewer of the original Aghori but vestiges of their heritage still exist.  The “transgressive sacrality”, the eating of the portion carcass.  You will notice a distinct similarity between Brahman’s and Rabbis.  Some people believe, as I do, that Brahma was Abraham.  What I have seen in my meditations which is verified by occult Kaballistic literature is that Abraham, through his creative revolution basically caused a mutation which he passed onto his offspring, which was the ability to read.  People that are not directly or only related to Abraham has dyslexia.  Furthermore, you see distinct similarities between Brahmans and the Rabbis.  In the marriage unit, and the ritual separation of men from women and the perceived duties of each sex.

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I have seen in my meditation that the pre-Greek Minoan cult of the augurs is actually the misplaced and exiled Aghori Shivists.  They worshiped Jupiter who became Zeus and every western philosophy that we have to this day comes from them.  Our very concept of authority was conceived by them.  The word “authority” itself hearkens back to their time.  The high priest did not create the law and he was subject to the law.  He was not above the law and we see the same pattern in the story of Moses.  Authority does not extend to creating an unjust or incorrect law.  The month of August is named after Octavian who chose between one of the two names as he assumed leadership of Rome.  Romulus, the first king of Rome or Augustus, meaning “honesty” after the high priest of the cult of the Augers.  Julius and Augustus, July and August, are invasive months in what was originally a ten-month Jewish calendar which is why our calendar ends with Septa, Octa, Nova, Deca.  Many words in our vocabulary have come to us from this tiny explosively successful cult.  Words such as auspicious, justice, authority, awesome, omen.

There was a period of time when wandering philosophers constantly left India, some of them ended up in China, like Domo, some of their teachings ended up in China, like Buddha, who realizing that the Chinese people were not ready for the full teaching of “no-self “, prepared them for it and then Naga Arjuna Buddha brought the full teaching of “no-self” six hundred years later, also from India.  Other if these wandering philosophers ended up in Greece.  There is a distinct mark of Indian philosophy in the writings of Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.  We see in the description of the prime-mover unmoved and the agency through which without acting he works his will on the world.  The beginnings of the holy trinity and the proper relationship between husband and wife.  We also see the explanation of Adam’s Rib, Adam, the Atma, or soul, is represented by the singular point or bindu and spanda represents Eve or the holy spirit or Adam’s rib- all of these exist in the OHM symbol.

According to Nicholas Roerich, and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Jesus went to India to study during the period of his life when he was missing just as Pythagorus studied in India.  Pith-Augory means “I am the python” which was a chthonic symbol.  Pythagorus was claiming to be death, just as Jesus did.  When he said he was Adonai Sabaoth just as the Aghori slept in graveyards as Shiva did.

Jesus was trying to bring the guru tradition to the west and he succeeded  in a way through the Catholic church but more so through Mary Magdalene and freemasonry, but the full teaching of the Christ never arrived here not until this moment.  The type of relationship that he was trying to spread, the philosophical brotherhood, the “philo-ish”, the fellowship, equality under reason, a family based on the philosophy of wisdom.  Jesus was a guru, a mahajagad guru.

I often wondered why I felt no connection to Jesus as an entity.  It wasn’t until I was given shakitpat initiation and felt the presence of Shiva, the Hindu god of death, that I could sense the presence of the Christ or rather I sensed the presence of Shiva in the Christ and then the Christ was alive to me.  Whereas before, he was dead and didn’t speak to me.

Moses found the Hebrew god YAWEH on Mt. Sinai which is curious because Sinai is the holy mountain of the god Sin, wholse symbol is the shamash, the secret sun of wisdom.  The middle candle on the 7 candled menorah is the Shamash.  The 7 candles represent the 7 chakras and the middle candle represents the “sushumna” or spine, the middle pillar.  I realized in meditation that the hand of fatima, or the Ahimsah which exists in Jewish tradition and Indian tradition is actually a stylized Shiva lingam, representing the male sexual energy, also referred to as the eye, ayin harsha, the eye of horus, is the protection from evil, jealousy and avarice, the “evil eye”.  In short, Jesus was an incarnation of Shiva.
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After Jesus died, Mary Magdalene went to France and from France nine knights went to Solomon’s temple which was under Muslim control.  They dug under the temple knowing exactly where to dig and what they were looking for, the ark of the covenant, the word civilization has its root “chavalier” which is the French word for “knight”, from cavalier to calvary to caballeros we civilized the western world.  Men, knights, horse soldiers, but the true teachings of the Christ overtime were forgotten and lost.  And now they must be remembered and proper relationship must be remembered.  There is a correlation between the gypsies, the Romeny, and the way Jesus moved about the ancient world.  The Romeny were named after Rome just as the nickname “Rumi” is named after Rome.  Jesus spoke a language that no longer exists-Aramaic.  A language that was based on traveling to diverse areas.  The language was an amalgamation of other languages.  It was the Roman roads that allowed the true religion to spread.  Today the internet is the new Roman road.

In southern India, there is a group of people called the Lingayats, they wear shivalingams around their necks the way we wear crucifixes.  They reject all external authority.  They even used to reject the religious authority of the Brahmans.  They write poetry and each of them has a personal relationship with god, like the gnostics.  They interpreted omens, like the Aghors, believing that god is communicating to them for their life.  They do not judge what is good for other people and they only engage in equal democratic relationships not up-down authoritative relationships.  It reminds me of how Ghandi refused to acknowledge the salt ban during salt satiagraha.  Their Indian poetry reminds me of the revolutionary writings of Sri Aurobindo and  Rabindranath Tagore.  Every Lingayat has their own lingam, their own symbol which for them encapsulates god’s essence, just as Dante never had an experience with God until he saw Beatrice’s face.

The last word that Jesus spoke was “kalai” in Aramaic “it is accomplished” this word is too similar for me to the Sanskrit words Kālá and kalā  which have similar meaning signifying the end of time.  Jesus’ epitaph shouldn’t have been “king of the jews” it should have been “Iasus Nazarium Rex Philosophorum”

Even in Arthurian mysticism, in the grail quest, we see that they were trying to hand down the tradition, the philosophy, of the Aghors, Rex Quantum Rex Eternum, “The Once and Future King” and “Auctoritas” true authority, comes from God in the form of the law, logic and reason.  At the round table no position is greater than any other and everyone is equal under reason and reason is determined by success in relationship which is predetermined and immutable.  Its the law, the love and the light and rational behavior is determined by what is necessary for that relationship to succeed and not acting when you know you should is as egregious a sin or worse than doing something consciously wrong.  The dragons that kept on knocking down the castle wall, the red dragon and white dragon, the masculine and feminine energies.  The ida and the pingala symbolize aversion and indulgence.  Just as the sacraments that represent the body of Christ are red and white.  White representing the body and mind-aversion, the flesh and bread representing indulgence and pleasure.  It is interesting to note that in turning water into wine Jesus performed the signature miracle of the cult of Bacchus, the God of theater  the God of Ecstasy, taking something mundane and making it transcendental.  For the spirit to grow one mustn’t cling to the body, to the material, from the Gnostic perspective and the perspective of ancient Greek philosophers what we call life is actually death and what we think of as death is actually life.  The spirit is ensnared, enslaved by the flesh and the death of the body is the freeing of the spirit.  It is interesting to note that all Christians used to believe in reincarnation to solidify its authority to extract authority from people, the Catholic church got rid of this belief.  The symbol of the papacy are the keys to heaven barring your entrance to heaven which means that if you want to get to heaven you have to do what they say and remember there is no reincarnation cause people started committing suicide, the Catholic church made suicide an unforgivable sin that would immediately disqualify you from heaven.  In this way, they could send you to do things that you didn’t want to do that you would rather die instead of doing this is how they extracted authority from the individual and how they took God from the individual.

Lynn: Thank you Joxua for the awesome connections you made.  These are things that are pretty interesting to think about and meditate on and gives an all encompassing perspective that incorporates different religions.  I grew up learning about the “evil eye” or the “mati” in the Greek culture.  This was protection against the “evil eye” and also the concept of the Shiva lingam connected to the hand of Fatima and a different perspective of Jesus among many other interesting facts about myth.   Great interview.

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