Friday, February 13, 2009

Creation "The Great Mystery"

The Earth contains approximately 1.33 × 10(to power of) 50 atoms
Whatever may have created the earth and the entire universe - even if it was created out of "nothing". I am a part of that creation and so are you. So I am essentially made out of that nothingness that created the universe. If "God" is nothing then I am wholly and completely made of that same nothingness. If the whole universe started from a single electron (or even a Fermion-the basic building block of all matter) That 1st Fermion expanded to become ME. I AM that Fermion and so are you.
If that spec is the very beginning of all of Creation - then we are all sons of Fermion. How did that first Fermion or SPEC come into existence ? That is called the Great Mystery. And that's what the Anishinaabe call the Gitche Manitou - God - the "Great Mystery" or Great Spirit of that 1st elementary particle. And you are made entirely of that same matter. So - you are a part of that Great Mystery that Eesa (Yeshua) called God.
I do not believe God is a man with a white beard in heaven. God - The Great Mystery is the cause of all creation. And I seek to return to that Great Mystery in all I do - while I am living. God is like energy - which cannot be destroyed, it is just reconfigured, transferred and resurrected in another form. My body will die and return to dust. This is true. The fact that I will die does not dis-prove God. Truly we will all only ever know the answer to this question when we die. But as far as saying that "God/The Great Mystery" is in everything is in fact proven by the very fact that we exist out of the same nothingness.
And Jesus (Yeshua/Eesa) says: "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you." John 14:20.... "nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:21

Tiktaalik - Ichthys - miigis - radiant/iridescent beings

Tiktaalik is similar to the Ichthyostega. Ichthys or Ichthus (Greek: ἰχθύς, capitalized ΙΧΘΥΣ or ΙΧΘΥC) is the ancient and classical Greek word for “fish.” So we have all decended from the Tiktaalik. We will be finding what came before that also in Canada. Read some of the Annishinabek myths.
First Peoples of Canada:
The definition of the term “Anishnaabeg” is First- or Original-Peoples. Another possible definition refers to “the good humans”, or good people, that are on the right road/path given to them by the Creator or gitchi-manitou (Anishinaabeg term for God).
There are many oral traditions throughout the Anishinaabeg themselves in regards to creationist stories. One example of which lies in the story of the seven “miigis.” According to the oral history, seven great miigis (radiant/iridescent beings in human) form appeared to the Anishinaabe peoples in the Waabanakiing (Land of the Dawn, i.e. Eastern Land) to teach the peoples of the mide way of life. But there was one great miigis that was too spiritually powerful and would kill people in the Waabanakiing whenever they were in its presence. This being would later return to the depths of the ocean leaving the six great miigis left to teach the people….. radiant/iridescent=nachash in Hebrew. The Shiny One. Similar to Tiamat (sumeria)

Ojibwe story of Creation and the The Seven Fire Prophecy.

Way-nah-boo-zhoo held up his hands to make them stop making such a noise and said, “You have all puffed yourselves so full of air to make everyone think you are great. Because of this you could not swim to the bottom of the waters. In a new earth you must remember that you are all connected. Not one of you is more important than another. You must learn to love, honor, and respect each other in the circle of life. Each of you has some energy to share with the others of the circle. And the circle finds a way for each to make a contribution. These are the Original Instructions that you have forgotten. Perhaps Wazhusk, the muskrat, can do what all of you wish. Would you be happy to live on the new earth if the muskrat brought the first mud from the bottom of the waters?”
“The Eighth Fire is a term arising from the teachings of the Seven fires prophecy. The teaching suggests that if enough people—of all colors and faiths—turn from materialism and instead choose a path of respect, wisdom and spirituality, environmental and social catastrophe can be avoided, and an era of spiritual illumination will unfold.”

Who is Jesus ? Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Jesus says plainly:

John 14:20
Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

This means that by the Holy Spirit we are "In the Father". (We are in God, and the Kingdom of God is within us") Luke 17:21

I don't know how many times Jesus (Essa, Yeshua) must say this before we see it.

John 14:10
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

John 14:11
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.

The Story of Genesis is an allegory. It is not Science. It is a symbol of "Adam's Fall - the decent of his (our) soul from the Original Soul of God. Adam stands for "mankind" Genesis is the story of how our soul enters our body on earth. When we are conceived in the womb. The "Serpent" - Nachash - Shiny One is not the devil. It is our souls instinct to gain knowledge of good and evil here on earth. You are correct - our soul chooses to come here to earth and be born into physical vessels. Our bodies. The Temple of the Father.

God tempts us with the Tree of Knowledge and we accept this temptation. He places it along with the Tree of Life and then tells us we must not eat from it. God places this desire into mankind. This desire is our nature. If we tell our kids - you can eat everything on this plate except for this chocolate chip cookie in the middle - What do you think they will want most ? God creates the desire for us to want to know the difference between Good and Evil.

God created this Garden - he is genius. God is all there is. What will lead us to God ?
The knowledge of good and evil. Because ultimately God is Good.

What does God say over and over again as he creates the World ?
"He saw that it was Good." His creation is Good.

Amos 5:14
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.

3 John 1:11
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

1 Timothy 4:4
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Colossians 1:10
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look upon the serpent of Moses and Live. Numbers 21:9

"The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live." 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived." Numbers 21:9

Monday, February 9, 2009

Nahash - Nun He Shin: Ancient Hebrew "Original Attraction"

According to Antoine Fabre d'Olivet, the proper translation from Ancient Hebrew of Nahash is closer to cupidity or original attraction.[1]
According to Eliphas Levi, "The word Nahash, explained by the symbolical letters of the Tarot signifies rigorously:
14 נNUN.-The power which produces combinations.
5 ה HE.-The recipient and passive producer of forms.
21 שׂSHIN.-The natural and central fire equilibrated by double polarization.
Thus, the word employed by Moses, read kabalistically, gives the description and definition of that magical Universal Agent, represented in all theogonies by the serpent;
The Sumerian Bur.Buru, means "he who solves secrets," also known as Buzur, "God of the deep mines," and in Hebrew, Nahash.
The sybmol of (Buzur) - Nahash is similar to the Arrow of Ra, the Sun-God, who was also called Horus of the Double Horizon, the Son of Osiris and Isis, and yet a reincarnation of Osiris, God in evolu-tion. The lower part of the symbol signifies His descent into matter, the inverted square signi-fying descent, and the angle beneath symbolizing the cavern of matter into which He went down. The upper square then indicates that He ascended or rose again. The symbol in the centre - that of the double axe - is that of the Most High God; so the complete glyph is thus a kind of symbolic creed, which for those who drew it affirmed their faith in the descent of the Deity into matter and His final triumphant ascension from it: ³descended He; ascended He². If we were to interpret it along lines of Christian symbology we might call it the emblem of the crucified and triumphant Christ; but it is also a token of the whole method of evolution.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Seraphim - winged serpents (Book of Enoch)

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia the Seraphim are a class of heavenly beings, mentioned only once in the Old Testament, in a vision of the prophet Isaiah (vi. 2 et seq.). Isaiah saw several seraphim, their exact number not being given, standing before the throne of Yhwh. They were winged beings, each having six wings—two covering their faces, two covering their feet, and two for flying. The seraphim cry continually to each other, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory" (vi. 3).

The seraphim are frequently mentioned in the Book of Enoch (xx. 7, lxi. 10, lxxi. 7), where they are designated as δράκονες ("serpents"), and are always mentioned, in conjunction with the cherubim, as the heavenly creatures standing nearest to God. In Rev. iv. 6-8 four animals are pictured as standing near the throne of God; each has six wings, and, as in Isaiah, they sing the "Trisagion."
The older Babylonian concept of the seraphim is of serpents, as the name implies. Among many peoples of antiquity serpents played an important part in myth and folk-lore. For instance, there were Tiamat in the Babylonian legend of the Creation, and the Uræus serpent in Egypt. Consequently, since the Jews shared the superstitious ideas of surrounding nations in other respects, it should not be a matter of wonder if they adopted this notion as well... In this connection the names "Dragon Spring" and "Serpent Pool" (places in the vicinity of Jerusalem) are worthy of being noted. A brazen serpent brings relief from the effects of the bite of the fiery serpents (Num. xxi. 9 et seq.) which Yhwh sent among his disobedient people in the wilderness. Isaiah (xiv. 29, xxx. 6) speaks of fiery, flying serpents and dragons; and a brazen serpent, Nehushtan, stood in the Temple at Jerusalem, and was an object of worship until the time of Hezekiah, who destroyed it as being idolatrous (II Kings xviii. 4 et seq.). The worship of Nehushtan was plainly a remnant of ancient superstition, and was reconciled with the worship of Yhwh by connecting Nehushtan with the scourge of snakes in the wilderness and the rescue from them (Num. xxi. 9 et seq.). Therefore the theory seems possible, even probable, that the seraphim have their counterpart in the flying serpents of Isaiah (comp. also II Esd. xv. 29). It is only natural that these winged guardians of Yhwh's throne were soon ranked as higher beings and invested with the human form or with some features of the human body; and it was because of the very fact that they were adopted into the Yhwh cult that they were, in process of time, ennobled and spiritualized. Jewish Encyclopedia

Atum - The Egyptian Creator

The name "Atum" is thought to be derived from the word 'tem' which means to complete or finish. Thus he has been interpreted as being the 'complete one' and also the finisher of the world, which he returns to watery chaos at the end of the creative cycle. As creator he was seen as the underlying substance of the world, the deities and all things being made of his flesh.
Atum embraces the idea of 'Totality' and of 'The Perfect State'. He is therefore both male and female in One.
Atum is one of the most important and frequently mentioned deities from earliest times, as evidenced by his prominence in the Pyramid Texts, where he is portrayed as both a creator and father to the king.
"Atum" is the Creator God of the Ennead of Heliopolis, who rose out of the Primeval Waters (the Nun) to form the Primeval Mound, the first piece of land which emerged when the water withdrew.
Some of his epiteths were: 'Lord to the limit of the sky', 'He Who came into being of Himself', the 'Lord of All' and 'Lord of Iunu. He self-developed into a being, standing on a raised mound. Atum is the creator god who created the universe, he is the supreme being and master of the forces and elements of the universe.
Among animals belonging to a more primeval realm are the ichneumon, the lizard and the primeval serpent. This last is especially interesting as it touches on a rather unusual concept in Egyptian myth; the concept of the End of the World.
There is a dialogue between Atum and Wesir in the Book of Going Forth By Day, whre Atum states that he will submerge the world with all its deities, humans and everything else in the Nun (primeval waters) and that only he himself and Wesir will survive in the form of serpents. Another story telling about an earlier catastrophe ending with only one survivor, the 'kerhet' - snake as conveying the image of the snake shedding its skin (destruction) and emerging in a new form.
Another belief held that Atum created his children by having sexual intercourse with a goddess, referred to as Iusaaset (also spelt Juesaes, Ausaas, Iusas, and Jusas), meaning the great one who comes forth. She was described as his shadow. Consequently, Jusas was seen as the mother and grandmother of the gods. The strength, hardiness, medical properties, and edibility, led the acacia tree to be considered the tree of life, and thus the oldest, which was situated close to, and north of, Heliopolis, was said to be the birthplace of the deities. Thus, as the mother and grandmother, of the deities, Iusaaset was said to own this tree.

Kundalini - (subtle) coiled serpent

Kundalini (kuṇḍalinī कुण्डलिनी) Sanskrit, literally "coiled". In Indian yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent coiled at the base of the spine, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'. Kundalini is considered a part of the subtle body along with chakras (energy centres) and nadis (channels). Each chakra is said to contain special characteristics. The overall concept has many points in common with Chinese acupuncture.
Yoga and Tantra propose that this energy may be "awakened" by such means as austerities, breath and other physical exercises, visualization and chanting. It may then rise up a subtle channel at the spine (called Sushumna) to the head, bringing psychological illumination. Yogis tend to attempt this alone, Tantrics in couples, both usually under the instruction of a guru.
When Kundalini Shakti is conceived as a goddess, then, when it rises to the head, it unites itself with the Supreme Being (Lord Shiva). The aspirant becomes engrossed in deep meditation and infinite bliss. Kundalini - Wikipedia

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sumerian Tiamat "shining personification" of the waters.



When in the height heaven was not named,
And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And the primeval Apsu, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being,....

Tiamat was the "shining" personification of salt water who roared and smote in the chaos of original creation. She and Apsu filled the cosmic abyss with the primeval waters. She is "Ummu-Hubur who formed all things". Tiamat possessed the Tablets of Destiny. In the end Tiamat is killed, head crushed and blood poured out and whose body is used to re-create the universe.

The 13th Sign of the Zodiac : Ophiuchus Serpent bearer.

The Astrological Lore of Ophiuchus: Ophiuchus was better known in classical times as Asclepius, [in Latin, Aesculapius] the God of Medicine. He learnt the art from Chiron, the Centaur. On either side of Ophiuchus in the heavens lie the two parts of the sign of the serpent he holds, Serpens Caput, the Serpent's Head and Serpens Cauda, the Serpent's Tail. The twined serpent staff is the badge of the medical profession to this day. [However, the sign of the serpent itself does not form part of the Real Solar Zodiac, though it does from part of the Planetary Zodiac.] It is from the Serpent that Ophiuchus learnt the secret of the Elixir of Life.
The even older Babylonian version is slightly different. Here the serpent is Tiamat, the Monster of the Bitter Ocean. Holding Tiamat is Marduk, the Sun God of the Babylonians. They are doing battle together in the eternal fight of good against evil.

Psalms 22 - Scorned by men and despised by the people.

From Psalms 22:

6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."

Psalm 22

For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David.

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from the words of my groaning?
2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, and am not silent.

3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the praise of Israel. [a]

4 In you our fathers put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.

5 They cried to you and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

6 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by the people.

7 All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads:

8 "He trusts in the LORD;
let the LORD rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him."

9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you
even at my mother's breast.

10 From birth I was cast upon you;
from my mother's womb you have been my God.

11 Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

13 Roaring lions tearing their prey
open their mouths wide against me.

14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
it has melted away within me.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me [b] in the dust of death.

16 Dogs have surrounded me;
a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced [c] my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones;
people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my garments among them
and cast lots for my clothing.

19 But you, O LORD, be not far off;
O my Strength, come quickly to help me.

20 Deliver my life from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dogs.

21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save [d] me from the horns of the wild oxen.

22 I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the congregation I will praise you.

23 You who fear the LORD, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

24 For he has not despised or disdained
the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
but has listened to his cry for help.

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
before those who fear you [e] will I fulfill my vows.

26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
they who seek the LORD will praise him—
may your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,

28 for dominion belongs to the LORD
and he rules over the nations.

29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.

30 Posterity will serve him;
future generations will be told about the Lord.

31 They will proclaim his righteousness
to a people yet unborn—
for he has done it.

Genesis 3:14 Galations 3:13 and John/Exodus 3:14

Genesis 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

Galations 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree"

John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.

Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' "

Genesis 3:13 and 3:14

Genesis 3:13-14

13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
"Cursed are you above all the livestock
and all the wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.

Importance of The number 3:13 ?

There are 313 exclamation marks in the KJV Bible! The first one occurs at the end of Genesis 17:18. [Bennet]

The Roman emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion in 313 A.D.

313 (base ten) = 100111001 (base two). Note that 100111001 (base ten) is a palindromic prime as well. The only three-digit number with this property. [Larsen]

The largest known prime that divides a unitary perfect number.

The smallest multidigit palindromic prime of the form n x phi(n) + 1, where phi(n) is the Euler function. [Russo]

Elizabeth Haich's book Initiation analyzes the significance of 313 in ancient Egyptology.

The smallest weakly prime in base 5. [Duisenberg and Dionne]

313 * 2519748 + 1 is prime.

The smallest number to appear exactly three times in its own factorial (313)

10313 + 313 is prime. [Broadhurst]

The Mayan ruin Coba near Tulum in the Yucatan peninsula contains a pyramid that is surrounded by 313 large stones with hieroglyphs. [Haid]

In the movie Somewhere In Time, Christopher Reeve checks into room number 313 of the Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island, Michigan). [Haga]

The only three-digit palindromic prime that is not the sum of consecutive composite numbers. [Russo]

(2^3+1)/3, (2^31+1)/3, (2^13+1)/3, and (2^313+1)/3 are prime. [Aggarwal]

The smallest happy number which is a multidigit palindromic prime. [Gupta]

1/313 produces a string of decimals that repeats itself after 312 (one less than itself) decimals. Only 5 of the 3-digit palindromic primes have this ability. [Vatshelle]

313, 313 - 2, 313 - 2*3, 313 - 2*3*5 & 313 - 2*3*5*7 are all prime numbers. [Rivera]

The smallest multidigit palindromic prime that is both a left and right-truncatable prime. [Patterson]

The paper Light and Number: Ordering Principles in the World of an Autistic Child by Park and Youderian begins on page 313 in the Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia (1974). Note that the Park's child Ella was fascinated by the "order" of numbers, especially primes.

313 is the 13th Centered Square Number. Note that 313 left-truncates to 13, which is also a prime. [Post]

313 "inverted" is also a prime, 131. [Blackham]

The smallest positive integer solution to 313(x3 + y3) = z3 contains numbers that are titanic.

Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, was previously designated UB313 in 2003.

The sum of largest Fibonacci square (144) and largest Pell square (169). [Gupta]

313 -> 3 * 13 = 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13. [Vrba]

Besides being one of the most standard approximations for pi (divided by 100), 314^2 + 1 is prime. [Patterson]

The smallest pisemiprime: a semiprime formed by the initial digits of the decimal expansion of pi. The sequence begins 314, 314159265358, 314159265358979323, 3141592653589793238462643383279502, 3141592653589793238462643383279502884197

Ophiuchus - the 13th Astrological sign of the Zodiac.

Ophiuchus (Ὀφιοῦχος IPA: /ˌɒfiːˈjuːkəs/) is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is Greek for 'snake-holder', and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 1st century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius (/ˌsɚpənˈtɛəriəs/), a Latin word meaning the same is its current name.
The most recent interpretation is that the figure of Ophiuchus represents the healer Asclepius, who learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. To prevent the entire human race from becoming immortal under Asclepius' care, Zeus killed him with a bolt of lightning, but later placed his image in the heavens to honor his good works. It has also been noted that the constellation Ophiuchus is in close proximity in the sky to that of Sagittarius, which has at times been believed to represent Chiron (the mentor of Asclepius and many other Greek demigods), though Chiron was originally associated with the constellation Centaurus.
Although Ophiuchus intersects the ecliptic, it is not a zodiacal sign in most versions of astrology. The signs are defined as more-or-less 30-degree segments of the ecliptic, of which there are twelve, and they are named after nearby constellations at the time the system was developed, rather than being defined by the modern constellations. However, a few sidereal astrologers consider the sun to be in the sign Ophiuchus when it is in the constellation Ophiuchus, which as of 2008 is November 30 to December 17.
Although not incorporated into the 12-sign zodiac, Ophiuchus and some of the fixed stars that it is composed of were sometimes used by astrologers in antiquity as extra-zodiacal indicators (i.e. astrologically significant celestial phenomena lying outside of the 12-sign zodiac proper). An anonymous 4th century astrologer, often known as Anonymous of 379, seems to have associated "the bright star of Ophiuchus", likely α Ophiuchi, with doctors, healers or physicians.
Ophiuchus Wikipedia

The rod of Asclepius and the art of healing and rebirth.

The rod of Asclepius (also known as the rod of Asklepios, rod of Aesculapius or asklepian) is an ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology and with healing the sick through medicine. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was a practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. The Rod of Asclepius also represents the constellation Ophiuchus, also known as Ophiuchus Serpentarius, the thirteenth sign of the sidereal zodiac. The rod of Asclepius symbolizes the healing arts by combining the serpent, which in shedding its skin is a symbol of rebirth and fertility, with the staff, a symbol of authority befitting the god of Medicine. The snake wrapped around the staff is widely claimed to be a species of rat snake, Elaphe longissima, also known as the Aesculapian or Asclepian snake. It is native to southeastern Europe, Asia Minor, and some central European spa regions, apparently brought there by Romans for their healing properties. According to Greek mythology, Asclepius was said to have learned the art of healing from the centaur Chiron. He is customarily represented as a surgeon on the ship Argo. Asclepius was so skilled in the medical arts that he was reputed to have brought patients back from the dead. For this, he was punished and placed in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus (meaning "serpent-bearer"). This constellation lies between Sagittarius and Libra.[3] In early Christianity, the constellation Ophiuchus was associated with Saint Paul holding the Maltese Viper. According to some, Asclepius fought alongside the Achaeans in the Trojan War, and cured Philoctetes of his famous snake bite. Rod of Asclepius Wikipedia

The caduceus as a symbol for medicine.

The caduceus (☤) (/kəˈdjuːsiəs/, -ʃəs, -ˈduː-; κηρύκειον in Greek) is typically depicted as a short herald's staff entwined by two serpents in the form of a double helix, and sometimes is surmounted by wings. This staff first was borne by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It also was called the wand of Hermes when he superseded Iris in much later myths.
In later Antiquity the caduceus may have provided the basis for the astrological symbol representing the planet Mercury and in Roman iconography was often depicted being carried in the left hand of the Greek god Hermes (Roman god, Mercury), the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, gamblers, liars and thieves.
The caduceus is sometimes used as a symbol for medicine, especially in North America, through confusion with the traditional medical symbol, the rod of Asclepius, which has only a single snake and no wings.
Hermes (or more properly the Roman Mercury) once saw two serpents entwined in mortal combat. Separating them with his wand he brought about peace between them, and as a result the wand with two serpents came to be seen as a sign of peace.[8]
In Rome, Livy refers to the caduceator who negotiated peace arrangements under the diplomatic protection of the caduceus he carried. In Babylonian mythology the suggested association is with Ishtar as "an awakener of life and vegetation in the spring" is seen as justification for its association with healing, medicine, fertility and potency.
The first known use of the caduceus in a medical context was in the printer's vignette used by the Swiss medical printer Johann Frobenius (1460-1527), who used the staff entwined with serpents, not winged but surmounted by a dove, with the biblical epigraph "Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves". Caduceus Wikipedia

Seeking a divine knowledge and the truth.

I think that the main reason many people fall away from a belief in G-d is because of how he is depicted in the story of Genesis, and other places in the Bible. There is very much in this story that is confusing and upsetting to all people. The idea that G-d would create us and then tempt us with a Tree of Knowledge and then banish us from paradise is very upsetting. How is this Love ? I think the problem with the story is in how we read it. If the term “Fall of Man” is taken as the creation of our souls in our bodies at birth the story is a metaphor for how man’s divine spirit is formed in our bodies when we are born. If the Garden of Eden is here on earth -where is it ? I think the entire story takes place before we arrive here on earth. It teaches of the necessity of our birth and the need to acquire knowledge. The serpent is our instinct to learn about good and evil. Who made the serpent into satan ? “Nachash”also means “shiney one” in hebrew. In all other cultures save Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the serpent is a divine being that teaches mankind about resurrection. The Serpent is a symbol of rebirth, and new life (shedding of our skin) Our earthly body. Look up ” Hindu and Buddhist Nagas” on Wikipedia.āga
Also the Mayan Quetzalcoatl is often referred to as The Feathered Serpent and was connected to the planet Venus. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge” The Egyptian “Atum” is also a Serpent God, that symbolized resurrection. The bible and all these stories give us symbols and signs of what we can become - if we seek a “divine knowldege”

Jesus compares himself to the "nachash"

John 3:13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.[d]
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[e] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Moses and the Nachash pole - Nehushtan

Numbers 21:4-10 (New International Version) The Bronze Snake
4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"
6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, "We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed for the people.
8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live." 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived."

Moses and his nachash staff

Exodus 4: Signs for Moses
1 Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?"
2 Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?"
"A staff," he replied.
3 The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground."
Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the LORD said to him, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail." So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 "This," said the LORD, "is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you."

Friday, February 6, 2009

Quetzalcoatl - Aztec serpent god.

Quetzalcoatl is often referred to as The Feathered Serpent and was connected to the planet Venus. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.[2] Today Quetzalcoatl is arguably the best known Aztec deity, and is often thought to have been the principal Aztec god. Quetzalcoatl was called "Ipalnemohuani", a title reserved for the gods directly involved in the creation, which means "by whom we live". He was known as the inventor of books and the calendar, the giver of maize (corn) to mankind, and sometimes as a symbol of death and resurrection. Quetzalcoatl was also the patron of the priests and the title of the Aztec high priest.
Quetzalcoatl allegedly went to Mictlan, the underworld, and created fifth-world mankind from the bones of the previous races (with the help of Chihuacoatl), using his own blood, from a wound in his penis, to imbue the bones with new life.
His birth, along with his twin Xolotl, was unusual; it was a virgin birth, to the goddess Coatlicue. Alternatively, he was a son of Xochiquetzal and Mixcoatl.

Shesha Naga or Shesh Shaiya (Hindu King of all Nagas)

In Hindu (Vedic) tradition, Shesha (Śeṣa in IAST transliteration, Devanagari: शेष) is the king of all nagas, one of the primal beings of creation, and according to the Bhagavata Purana, an avatar of the Supreme God known as Sankarshan. In the Puranas, Shesha is said to hold all the planets of the Universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of Vishnu from all his mouths. He is sometimes referred to as "Ananta-Shesha" which means "Endless Shesha" and as "Adi-shesha", which means First snake.
Shesha is generally depicted with a massive form that floats coiled in space, or on the universal ocean, to form the bed on which Vishnu lies. Sometimes he is shown as five-headed or seven-headed, but more commonly as a many hundred-headed serpent, sometimes with each head wearing an ornate crown.[citation needed]
He is closely associated with Vishnu. His name means "that which remains", from the Sanskrit root śiṣ, because when the world is destroyed at the end of the kalpa, Shesha remains as he is. Shesa

Buddhist nagas.

The Buddhist nāga generally has the form of a large cobra-like snake, usually with a single head but sometimes with many. At least some of the nāgas are capable of using magic powers to transform themselves into a human semblance. In Buddhist painting, the nāga is sometimes portrayed as a human being with a snake or dragon extending over his head. One nāga, in human form, attempted to become a monk; when telling it that such ordination was impossible, the Buddha told it how to ensure that it would be reborn a man, able to become a monk.

"Nagas" found in Hinduism and Buddhism

Nāga (Sanskrit: नाग, IAST: nāgá, Indonesian: naga, Javanese: nogo) is the Sanskrit and Pāli word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a very large snake, found in Hinduism and Buddhism. The use of the term nāga is often ambiguous, as the word may also refer, in similar contexts, to one of several human tribes known as or nicknamed "Nāgas"; to elephants; and to ordinary snakes, particularly the King Cobra and the Indian Cobra, the latter of which is still called nāg in Hindi and other languages of India. A female nāga is a nāgī or nāginī.

IN the Hindu epic "Mahabharata" the Nagas has a mixture of human and serpent-like traits. Sometimes it characterizes them as having human traits at one time, and as having serpent-like traits at another. For example, the story of how the Naga prince Sesha came to hold the world on his head begins with a scene in which he appears as a dedicated human ascetic, "with knotted hair, clad in rags, and his flesh, skin, and sinews dried up owing to the hard penances he was practising." Brahman is pleased with Shesha, and entrusts him with the duty of carrying the world. At that point in the story, Shesha begins to exhibit the attributes of a serpent. He enters into a hole in the Earth and slithers all the way to bottom, where he then loads the Earth onto his head. (Book I: Adi Parva, Section 36.)

Wikipedia "Nāga"

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who is the "nachash" ? The shiny one.

Who is the so-called "serpent" in the Book of Genesis. If we are to understand the story of Genesis we need to figure out who this character is. The hebrew word "nachash" can be read as "serpent". The adjective form of this word however also means "The Shiny One"
Who then is this "Shiny One" who asks Eve: "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" Gen 3:1
And then tells her: "You will not surely die... For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Gen 3:4
After Adam and Eve eat from the tree of Knowledge God says: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." Gen 3:22
The interpretation of Genesis has caused much confusion and strife in the world. Is it possible that we have it wrong ?
Why can we not find peace in this world ? Why do we suffer so much ? Why have we not achieved "Light" in this world ? Nacash may be the key to understanding the Story of our creation.