Monday, March 22, 2010

Seek and Ye Shall Find the Truth

“Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you.  For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.”
            Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas

Hello again world; welcome to my seventh blog; the 7th in my educational series to you!

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable".
James Garfield 1831-1881, 20th U.S. President

What I now write I do so because “to he that much is given, much is expected.”  Wealth can be defined in many ways, and while not financially wealthy, my wife and I have been blessed with much knowledge over the years, and it is our responsibility to spread this knowledge to everyone.  But while we may take the people to the well, we can’t make them drink of the water, so it will be up to each of you to decide.  And while I was first going to write a book about my knowledge to make money, I am of the belief that all truth should be made free to everyone without any financial charge.

I am doing a change of pace with this blog from my prior blogs, folks.  While I am intrigued by politics and economics that have gripped the globe through man-made manipulated crisis, my first love is theology and my search for truth.  My deepest passion is learning the truth of things, the truth about GOD, the existence of GOD, and the meaning behind existence.  Notice that I didn’t say, god, or God, but GOD, and there is a difference in substance and meaning to them all. [I refer you to Psalm 82:1, Psalm 82:6, and John 10:34-35 for the different spellings of the word god] Do you see how we observe, and yet do not see? See how we gloss over things as we read, and never notice any differences? In future blogs I will point out what each means by introducing linguistics and translations from older and more ancient languages.  Ah yes, truth; you will find it in the strangest of places, and much of the time, it is hidden right in front of us, but we cannot see it for your blindness created by a rigid, institutionally indoctrinated teaching that has been instilled in al of us from childhood onward.

In writing this new series, while writing on the bible, I am going to incorporate such topics as: astronomy, astrophysics, linguistics, quantum physics, Astro-archeology, DNA-Genetics, molecular biology, botany, geography, climate-change, mathematics, Freemasonry, Pharmacology, Hebrew Peshar Method of writing, the hypothetical Q document from which the gospels are copied from, fables and fairy tales, astrology, and many other disciplines.  Yes astrology, because quite to the contrary of what you hear or have learned in the past that astronomy evolved out of astrology as the reverse is truth: that first there was the science of astronomy, and much later came astrology as scientific teaching ended with the sudden end of Sumerian civilization around 3,500 BC. 

I also include Freemasonry since their ‘secret’ concepts and teachings are based upon their belief of one GOD or Architect, who is responsible for the creation of all, but is taught, in a cryptic form of teaching for their initiated.  Consider it similar to the comment in the New Testament “he that has an ear, let him hear,” a cryptic statement by Jesus for only the initiated to understand, and not for the masses.  It was clear from that comment and many other statements and versus, that there was a deeper message being conveyed to his [Jesus] initiated and not to the masses.  Masonic teaching is similar and is allegorical in nature and while the surface teaching conveys a principle, there is a deeper hidden underlying message being conveyed to the initiated, but may not be understood at the moment due to the novice stance of the person. There will be many startling revelations that will come out of these new series of blogs. 

Fables and fairy tale stories as well?  Yes, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Little Red Riding Hood, Santa Clause or St. Nicholas, the Christmas tree, the Maypole tree, Gnomes and much more; these tales are more than just stores, and are entirely symbolic, allegorical and represent deeper meaning into the nature of reality, based upon stories written in the Old and New Testament.  I will also write of the Koran, and it’s beginnings, not in 700 AD but around 500 BC, along with the origin of it’s symbol, the crescent moon and star. The word, the logos, the symbol?  Letters, words are in fact logos as the Greeks put it, and are nothing more than symbols that we have learned to use into a speakable language.  And yet, we fail to see the many symbols placed in front of us, because we are not taught to decipher information placed in front of us.

When people read the bible, it is my observation that very few people actually read the bible with any thought. People tend to generally read it from an emotive perspective and not intellectually, accepting all versus and statements as complete truth.  I suppose that’s fine, if you are only seeking solace and comfort from life’s hardships, but one is depriving his or her selves of the richness of the information provided.  Generally, people don’t really understand their religion or faith, whether based in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, the names of gods such as Ahura Mazda, their origin meanings, etc., and how they all started, and why. Traditionalists or fundamentalists in each faith generally don’t look for the inconsistencies in the biblical or religious story lines and the many inherent clues that are given to you to question and look at.  As well, almost no one understands the deep symbolism involved in all religions, or how symbols have been adopted and incorporated into their faiths from other religions, which have nothing to do with their faith. 

As we read the bible, we SHOULD BE QUESTIONING chapters and versus that just seem strange or contradict one another, or uses terms that we should be researching to investigate the meaning of these terms used. But in fact, we don’t as we just take what we read to be literal, which it is not.  Why do we have in Gen 1:28 when Adam and Eve are told to REPLENISH the earth?  In Gen 9:1 God has just blessed Noah and his sons and again tells them to REPLENISH the earth.  Just how many times does man have to replenish the earth?  If you look up the meaning of the word ‘replenish’ it means to “restore or to put back to it’s original state.”  Does this mean in Gen 1:28 than man existed before this particular creation in Gen 1:28?  Was there a prior creation of man?  Just how many prior creations of man were there?  What about the story of the creation of man in Genesis Chapter 1:26-31 on the sixth day and God rested on the 7th day, but then in Genesis Chapter 2:5, after the creation of all, there was not a man to till the ground?  What about the very first two verses in Gen 1:1-2 that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, but then in verse two, the earth is without form and void.  God created the earth formless and void?  If we look at Jeremiah 4:23, he uses the exact words that the earth was formless and void, but this is verse is noting something in the dim past of unrecorded history.  Was the earth created and then re-created for man?  Then if you compare Isaiah 14:17, again there is an apparent destruction before recorded history.  Did God have to recreate everything again, and again, and again?  There are many, many such statements that just beg the question to be asked!

Clearly, the bible is inferring that there have been several creations of man; each at a different time and this is where we need archeology and Astro-archeology to research these comments.

Symbols, symbols, symbols!  What about all the symbols used in the different religions around the globe?  If you watched Dan Brown’s book turned into a movie, The DaVinci Code, at the beginning you see fictional Professor Robert Langdon presenting a lecture in symbolism to a group of people in Paris, and when symbols are presented to the audience and are asked about the symbols, each participant incorrectly comments on the origin of each symbol.  Langdon then goes on to demonstrate that symbols are in fact for more ancient than we believe, and that many of those symbols have been incorporated in all of the religions of today, having lost their original meanings, but do not mean what is being presented to us today.

I am a doubting Thomas, and this is not negative.  It just means that I question things and by doing this, I have uncovered many falsehoods, just as I have previously written regarding our legal system, federal reserve, taxation, etc.  It is the doubting Thomas’s that push the envelope: to search and reveal hidden truths that we all need to know, which has been hidden from us, deliberately. 

My interest in existentialism came at a very early age, though I didn’t know what to call it then.  Around 10 years of age, I started asking a lot of questions which my mother or anyone else couldn’t answer regarding the existence of GOD.  It wasn’t until my late teens when I started questioning established Church dogma, and when confronting church officials with questions, I was told that such matters were too complex for humans and should be left to GOD.  I left my childhood faith, bounced around between different faiths over the coming years, finding each denomination I questioned lacking in intellectual investigation, relying solely on church based dogma teachings, and not real investigative research. Eventually, I lost my faith, but it took a special person we met in Southern California, a University trained PhD to get me back on track.  Later, my Graduate University teachings also helped to restore my belief in GOD, based upon science and other disciplines, and not church dogma.

It wasn’t until my early 30’s when I accidentally stumbled across this special person, a brilliant Stanford University trained PhD in Education when I once again continued my investigative search.  This person, our [wife and me] teacher as I will refer to from time to time, taught us how to research, how to question, and gave us an entirely different perspective on investigative approaches, utilizing research methods across many disciplines in arriving at answers. Later, while attending graduate school, I began to study Astro-physics, Quantum Mechanics, Buddhism, and other religions, which opened our eyes from a secular viewpoint, that there is much empirical evidence in front of us to prove the existence of GOD, yet we cannot see.

The regaining of my faith in the one GOD was a result of my research in the sciences and other disciplines, and now armed with scientific evidence, and a new way of approaching my research in existentialism, came to the realization how much the public had not been properly informed in their respective religions.  Our original teacher has since passed away, and my wife and I owe him a debt of gratitude for his teaching, and have ever since, guided us to new heights in our investigative work.

And as you will discover through my blogs series, there are far greater mysteries that remain dormant awaiting your investigation in discovering and fathoming ultimate truth.  As you will discover, the preponderance of evidence is so overwhelming that terms such as faith will not be needed.  I will show you the Word, the Logos, the Symbol within the Bible, Torah, Koran, how it is intertwined, and I will bring in secular teachings from many disciplines to reveal the nature of existence, and also why there has been so much violence in the past between these three "desert religions."

We must come to understand how and why our Bible was compiled together at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine I, and discover why so many other books were left out of the created bible.  What role did Constantine play at this council and what were his motives in consolidating the numerous churches of that time period?  What was the purpose of the second council of Nicea in 787 AD convened by Empress Irene, who was then acting as regent for her son, Emperor Constantine VI?  Were these councils so spiritually motivated, or were political and social objectives being met to consolidate perceived power and authority over the people.

What about the all the other synods and councils that took place over the past two millennia?  Were all of these gatherings inspired by GOD, or were these meeting again to condemn, consolidate, eliminate controversial passages, texts, for the purpose seeking more and more power over the people?

Be prepared for twists and turns that may lead you to make early conclusions, and I would ask that you try and not do that, but to look at the evidence first! 

Nothing is what it appears to be, folks!

Now let me tantalize you a bit for now to set the stage for future blogs, a small sample albeit, and I will solve one small mystery for you having to do with one of the sons of Noah, Ham.  [I solved this mystery in December of 1987 while enjoy the Christmas Holiday in Nurnberg, Germany] Recall that Ham was punished and banished for having “seen the nakedness of his father.”  We have been taught through our biblical teachings that God punished Ham for having seen Noah naked.  That’s a very harsh punishment for just having seen his father naked! 

Now lets go back to the original verses in the King James Version, Gen 9:22-23 “And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.” So Ham was punished harshly for just seeing his father naked?  The answer is no.

Let’s go to Leviticus 18 where the Lord is laying down the rules for how we are supposed to live, regarding the uncovering of one’s nakedness.  After you read the first seven verses in this chapter, which lays the groundwork for understanding of the seeing the nakedness of people, then go to verse 8 which then states “The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt though not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.”  After this verse, we then move on to Leviticus 20:11 where the verse states “And the man that lieth with his father’s wife have uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”  And therein lies the answer to the harsh punishment to Ham: Ham had raped his mother, having sexual intercourse with her and thus seeing the nakedness of his father, Noah.  Ham then bragged to his two brothers of what he had done, who then immediately went to their mother’s aid.  When Noah awoke from his drunkenness, he knew immediately what Ham had done as his wife had been beside him sleeping in the tent next to Noah.

That is now, one mystery solved.

In the next blog, I shall decipher and explain some strange passages in Job and their relationship to the science disciplines, which will then lead to the meaning and definition of the age, and ages, exactly what they mean, and what some of those symbols that Ezekiel saw in a vision mean.  Below is a picture revealing what Ezekiel saw in his vision of the Cherubims, and we shall decipher the meaning of the creatures, because it is all related to "those that have an eye, let him see."  What does the wheel within a wheel mean?  What does the creature with the face of a man, a lion, a bull, and an eagle represent?  In my next blog...

In the meantime, keep reading and understanding, for to the one that searches for truth, he shall find it.  There are many, many, many mysterious verses and passages that when investigated, will lead you to start understand the truth of it all.

Blessings to all of us!