Here is my introductory course to Torah for Atheists. As I have explained before the people that wrote the bible didn’t take it literally, it was written in a kind of code, PaRDeS, a mythological history that can’t really be decoded unless one is familiar with cabala, and the tree of life. It was written in this way so it wouldn’t immediately give itself to being understood by non Jews, because it was insulting as an alternative history to a group of people bent on global domination and hostile to any other perspective but their own.
The Quotes that I have selected are from the Pritzker edition of the Zohar by Daniel c. Matt all of these quotes in this piece will be from the introduction, not the actual text.
“the sixth sefirah is represented by the third patriarch, Jacob, also called Israel.” “Jacob is in the sense the perfect human- a new adam.” “In balancing their own lives, the people of Israel imitate the God who stands at the center between right and left, balancing all the cosmic forces.”
In the Bahir it states: “Sixth is the adorned, glorious, delightful throne of glory, the house of the world to come. Its place is engraved in wisdom as it says ‘God said: Let there be light, and there was light.'” 
Tiferet is the force that integrates the Sefira of Chesed (“compassion”) and Gevurah (“Strength, or Judgement (din)“). These two forces are, respectively, expansive (giving) and restrictive (receiving). Either of them without the other could not manifest the flow of Divine energy; they must be balanced in perfect proportion by balancing compassion with discipline. This balance can be seen in the role of Tiferet, wherein the conflicting forces are harmonized, and creation flowers forth. Tiferet also balances Netzach and Hod in a similar manner. In that case Hod can be seen as the intellect where Netzach is seen as emotion.
“Moses is the single human to rise to the level of Tiferet, to become ‘bridegroom of the sheckinah'”. “When gathered in Yesod, it becomes claer that the life animating the sefirot, often described in metaphors of either light or water, is chiefly to be seen as male sexual energy, specifically as semen.”
The reason this is important is because of the connection not only to Taoism but also to the Occult Philosophy of India.
Ojas is a Sanskrit word which literally means “vigor”. According to the principles of Ayurveda, it is the essential energy of the body which can be equated with the “fluid of life”. Those who practice Ayurveda say that Ojas is the sap of one’s life energy which, when sufficient, is equated with immunity and, when deficient, results in weakness, fatigue and ultimately disease. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojas
From my perspective this is a rhetorical tautology and this only happens when their is a common origin. It is a pattern that is identical to another pattern and therefore congruent.
“The biblical personality associated with the ninth sefirah is Joseph, the only figure regularly described in rabbinic literature as a tsaddiq or ‘righteous'”
Yesod, the foundation, also represents the penis, Jacob rejected the sexual advances of Potipher’s wife, this sexual good taste and purity and abstinence from unclean women is an aspect of the personality of yesod.
The sephirah of Yesod translates spiritual concepts into actions that unite us with God.
It is often associated with the Moon, because it is the sphere which reflects the light of all the other sephirot into Malkuth, and it is associated with the sexual organs, because it is here that the higher spheres connect to the earth.
“The Great Drama of Religious life, according to the kabbalists, is that of protecting Sheckinah from the forces of evil and joining Her to the holy Bridegroom who ever awaits Her. Here one can see how medieval Jews adapted teh values of chivalry – the rescue of the maident from the clutches of evil…”
to learn more read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtly_love
The Sheckinah is god’s holy spirit, the holy Ghost of the Catholic Church, the reason the RCC made it androgynous I suspect is because of a historical breach between them and the Jews. It was a kind of retaliation, The Catholics expected the Jews to follow them and be more like them and give up their sovereignty.
Of further interest, the Holy Spirit was a concept that came from the Evolution of Philosophy, having come to the conclusion that a God must exist for various reasons it became apparent that god was also not in our universe but outside of it, furthermore, like a person sitting in deep meditation he didn’t move, anything that moves in our world is not god. So god in the form of the prime mover unmoved, worked his will on the earth through his feminine side which was in fact the Holy Spirit or the Sheckinah. This idea was also taught by the Pythagorean Math cults.
The unmoved mover (Ancient Greek: ὃ οὐ κινούμενον κινεῖ, ho ou kinoúmenon kineî, “that which moves without being moved”) or prime mover (Latin: primum movens) is a monotheistic concept advanced by Aristotle, a polytheist, as a primary cause or “mover” of all the motion in the universe. As is implicit in the name, the “unmoved mover” moves other things, but is not itself moved by any prior action. In Book 12 (Greek “Λ”) of his Metaphysics, Aristotle describes the unmoved mover as being perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: itself contemplating. He equates this concept also with the Active Intellect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmoved_mover
“The primary function of Religious life, with all its duties and obligations, is to rouse the Sheckinah into a state of love.”
As we continue investigating we will see they are talking about erotic love.
The entire Zohar appears to have been written by Moses de Leon. He appears to have entered a trance like state which is common in Qabbalistic meditations, there are even descriptions of how to do it, in Qabbalistic literature. Of further interest the author also mentions Jacob Boehme the creator of the Illuminati entering into a similar trance like state and writing “under the force of mystical inspiration.” I personally, am not without my own experiences in this regard, and I am sure those of you familiar with my work will agree with that. What is interesting is that this inspired writing and the congruence and agreement with other inspired writings seems to determine cannonicity to a certain degree. One inspired writer can often tell if and when another writer is also inspired, and their is no enmity between them.
As further evidence that the bible and other Jewish religious books were written in a kind of code I offer this testimony:
“In this context, the Zohar may be viewed as a grand defense of Judaism, a poetic demonstration of the truth and superiority of Jewish faith. Its authors knew a great deal about Christianity, mostly from observing it at close hand but also from reading certain Christian works, including the New Testament, which Dominicans and other eager seekers of converts were only too happy to place in the hands of literate and inquisitive Jews. The kabbalists’ attitude toward the religion of their Christian neighbors is a complex one, and it also has come down to us through a veil of self-censorship. Jews writing in medieval Europe, especially those promulgating innovative religious teachings that were controversial even within the Jewish community, must have been well aware that their works would be read by Christian censors (often themselves Jewish apostates) who would make them pay dearly for outright insults to the Christian faith.”
“…this was also the era when the Christian image of the Jew as magician and devil-worshipper was becoming rampant.”
I have decided that I am going to conclude here and separate this section from the next section which will discuss the tora as a philosophy and as a soul which confirms a lot of my theories on history, linguistics, and philology.
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.
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.
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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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 thirsty…
for a warm chai tea….” Shivastus serenely responded.