Divine Light Ancient Timeline

Ancient Timeline from Creation to Modern Times 

Divine Light Ancient Timeline from Creation to Modern Times

Past Calendar Event Info:

Will Goldstein gave a talk at Many Rivers Books & Tea (130 S. Main Street, Suite 101, Sebastopol, CA 95472) on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:00. Many Rivers phone: 707-829-8871 email: info@manyriversbooks.com     

Title of Presentation:

The Divine Light and the Divine Energies of God." A central figure in this talk will be Gregory Palamas.   Audio Listen to talk at Many Rivers Books & Tea
                           

An Online History of  the Origins of Major World Religions, Philosophy and Metaphysics in regard to The Divine Light

    The links below on this page are exclusively to websites outside The King's Court. This page is meant to be a study of the topic of The Divine Light. All points of view are offered. Will Goldstein is a Christian, and therefore may or may not hold beliefs set forth in these links. The placement of entries in the timeline is based on point of origin and not meant to be exact but to use as a general study guide for various associated topics. For instance , if Adam is the first man how can there be civilizations prior to his creation? It should be noted that there are some obvious discrepancies in the timeline meaning that even with all our current knowledge it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact century certain events in ancient times occurred. Included with the links is a short description of the link often taken from the website, and is is acknowledged that full credit goes to the author at each individual link. 

270000 ( this date is based on mathematical calculations from the Sumerian Kings List at 4500BC)

    Eridu - Biblical Eden?  
         Alulim - 260,468BC first Sumerian King of Eridu - Shea suggests that the historical Alulim (king of Eridu which may be biblical Eden) may be the same man as the biblical Adam?????
         Sumerian King List
         Eridu and the Annunaki 
         Anunnaki - deities in ancient Mesopotamia 
                  anunnaki movie - Google Search 
                YouTube - The Annunaki are not the Nephilim or the Fallen Angels 
         Story of Atrahasis - creation of humans 

Tree of Life    
        Biblical Tree of Life    
   godsandgodesses - alphabetical index of gods and godesses and their country of origin 

48000BC

    Indigenous Australians and migration from Africa 
        Map of Aboriginal migration from Africa 


   Minoan civilization 
         Sinking Atlantis and the Minoans 


15000BC

     Great Spirit - Native American Supreme Being    
             Migration to the Americas 
                  Pre-Columbian era
                  Native American Religion 
                   Native American Church - peyote - belief in Jesus 
                  Native American Church and Contemplation search 
                  Peyote and hallucinogens   
                   Indigenous Americans 
                  Native American Mysticism video  

10200BC

    Neolithic Age 
        Polytheism - is the woship or belief in multiple deities

9600BC 

    Atlantis
    atlantian mysteries 
    Karl Brugger - atlantis killed for knowledge  
    Akakor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - ancient underground city South America
    The Hollow Earth - Fact or Fiction  
    Hollow Earth Hypothesis - Subterranean Civilizations - Agartha - Crystalinks 
    Admiral Richard B. Byrd's Secret Diary 
     Moorish Kingdom and Atlantis -

Their (Moorish) dominion and inhabitation extended from North-East and South-West Africa (Amexem), across great Atlantis even unto the present North, South, and Central America and also Mexico and the Atlantis Islands; before the great earthquake, which caused the great Atlantic Ocean.”

- The Moorish Holy Koran (Chapter 47:7) 
     

Atlantis - sons of light and sons of darkness

- notice similarity to Essenes
     Thera Expedition and Atlantis 
    the lemurians - lost land (continet) in Pacific & Indian oceans
    atlantis and bermuda triangle 
    Underworld: The Mysterious Origins ... - Google Books

8000BC

6000BC

5400BC

4500BC

 Mesopotamia - "land between rivers"; "land of rivers" is an area in the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq and to a lesser extent northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran.Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization in the West, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq. 

Mesopotamian religion Sumerians Sumerian King List Religion in Mesopotamia Utu

- Utu is the god of the sun, justice, application of law, and the lord of truth.

        Sun gods of the world 
        Solar deity
        Sin - god of the moon in the city of Ur where Abraham left by God's calling
               The technical term for the crescent moon (see symbols of Islam) could also refer to the deity, USAKAR. Later, the name is spelled logographically as NANNA.  
                  Sin - missing the mark  or violating God's will    
       Inside a Sumerian Temple  - Abraham's father, Terah, worshiped idols in Ur and returned to that practice in Haran (see Abraham 2:5). The fascinating feature here is that the moon-god Nanna was worshiped in two cities in Mesopotamia: Ur and Haran. It therefore seems possible that Terah might have been the one who took the idolatrous god of Ur (namely Nanna) to Haran and introduced the worship of him there.
        Sumerian deities 
        the forbidden knowledge about genesis - a perspective on Eden and creation and Adam 
               genetics - reptile and the human heart 
               3 similarities between humans and reptiles
        Ancient Astronaut Theory
        Sumerian History
        Enuma Elish - ancient sumerian text (poem)  
        Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
        Sumerian creation myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Dilmun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  - Mesopotamia and Indus valley trade route
        Nippur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - one of the oldest Sumerian cities
           Nippur - ancient wisdom  
           Nibiru (Babylonia astronomy) 
           Nibiru cataclysm 
          Planet X Nibiru Sumerian videos  
             Planet X and 'Wormwood' 
             YouTube - Wormwood - Planet X Nibiru 

4300BC

    Aboriginal (indigenous Australia) 

4000BC 

   Chronology of the Bible - Specific dates with links to the most important characters in the Bible (creation 3924BC - 587BC) 
   Bible timeline of History 
   Chronology of the Bible
   Sacred text timeline 4000BC to the 20th century 
   Antidiluvian - creation to flood 
           Flood -- The Lists of Antediluvian Kings: A Coded Document by Patrice Guinard 
   Golden Age
   Adam   3924BC or 40004BC
   Eve     
   Adam & Eve 
        Garden of Eden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Tree of the knowledge of good and evil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
   

3900BC 
    Children of Adam & Eve 
     Seth 
 

3800BC 

    Silver Age

     Ur - shrine of Nanna (moon god sin), excavated in the 1930s - Abraham left Ur by God's calling

3700BC

3600BC

3500BC

3400BC 

     Timeline of ancient history-3400BC to 600AD 
     Enoch  - born 3302BC 
           Essenes - see also Philo for ancient writings (100BC) Pliny relates in a few lines that the Essenes do not marry, possess no money, and had existed for thousands of generations.
    Essenes  
       Essenes and Egypt video 
        essene mysticism video  
        essenes sons of light - Google Search  
   

3300BC 
 
   Bronze Age   
   Methusalah - died 7 days before the Great flood 
   Krishna -

literally "black, dark blue") is a Hindu deity, a "complete" avatar (or "incarnation") of the preserver-god, Vishnu. Worship of a deity of Krishna can be traced to as early as 4th century BC. Worship of Krishna as Supreme Being arose in the Middle Ages in the context of the bhakti movement.

Vishnu

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is a popular Hindu god, venerated as the Supreme Being. The Vishnu Sahasranama declares Vishnu as Paramatman (supreme soul) and Parameshwara (supreme God). It describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. This illustrates the omnipresent characteristic of Vishnu. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe, so he is called "Preserver of the universe".

108: The significance of the number

(divine light at the center of our being - 11th paragraph)
        Dwarka - one of the oldest cities in India and dwelling place of Krishna
        YouTube - dwarka
        krishna dwarka palace in sea - videos  
        krishna divine light - Supreme Secret of Divine Knowledge   

In the Bhagavad Gita, chapter 4, Sri Krishna tells Arjuna how divine knowledge was handed down from the dawn of creation. In the beginning of this universe, He taught the immortal karmayoga to Vivasvan. Vivasan in turn conveyed it to Manu and Manu imparted it to his son Iksvaku. Sri Krishna told Arjuna that only the wise seers and perfect masters who have known and seen God can impart this knowledge and not those who possess just scriptural knowledge. A sadguru who can make us see that divine light within us is an enlightened soul.

Indus Valley Civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 - present-day Pakistan and northwest India trade urban route to the east   

Judging from the dispersal of Indus civilisation artifacts, the trade networks, economically, integrated a huge area, including portions of Afghanistan, the coastal regions of Persia, northern and western India, and Mesopotamia. There is some evidence that trade contacts extended to Crete and possibly to Egypt. There was an extensive maritime trade network operating between the Harappan and Mesopotamian civilizations as early as the middle Harappan Phase.
                         

map India to Mediterranean indus valley civilization - video YouTube - Harappa, The Lost World YouTube - Indus Valley Writing pre harappan theory - Video

3200BC
   
    John Van Auken | Mysticism - Egyptian Gods as Metaphors - Edgar Cayce 
    Predynastic Egypt 
     Geb - God of earth 
     Nut - Goddess of sky
     Osiris - Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the Earth god Geb, and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son. 
        osiris of the egyptians videos 
     Isis - sister and wife of Osiris
        The meaning of the name Israel - IS-RA-El  egyptian perspective 
            Are Christians aware of the role of the Egyptian gods Isis, Ra, and El in their religion? - Yahoo! Answers  
     Set - evil brother of Osiris (origin of evil?)
               The Temple of Set: Is it Satanic  
    Evil Origins | Evil in Ancient Egypt
    Shamanism wikipedia
     Shamans and Egypt
    Shamanis
        History of Shamanism     
                carlos castaneda video
        Witchcraft 
                Hecate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Horus - Son of Isis and Isiris, god of the sun, war and protection
              Eye of Horus 
                    Eye of Providence - US 1$ bill 
   Egyptian Trinity 
           Egyptian Mythology & The Christian Trinity - Assata Shakur Speaks - Hands Off Assata - Let's Get Free - Revolutionary - Pan-Africanism - Black On Purpose - Liberation - Forum  
           Heru: Jesus is a Copycat - Assata Shakur Speaks - Hands Off Assata - Let's Get Free - Revolutionary - Pan-Africanism - Black On Purpose - Liberation - Forum 
           Horus of Egypt was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25th  
           Jesus Christ - Pharaoh of Church
           Freethought Nation Forums • View topic - Jesus, Son of Joseph, and Horus, Son of Seb 
          Jesus, Son of Joseph, and Horus, Son of Seb 
          Jesus is Horus? 
          YouTube - Christianity is a Egyptian Myth - Horus, Isis, Mary, Jesus, God, Osiris 
          Ancient Egypt, the light of the world book  
    Amun -

Amun-Ra in this period (16th to 11th centuries BC) held the position of transcendental, self-created creator deity "par excellence", he was the champion of the poor or troubled and central to personal piety. His position as King of Gods developed to the point of virtual monotheism where other gods became manifestations of him.

Amen

- "So be it; truly" is a declaration of affirmation   
   ZEITGEIST Companion Guide Ebook | Part 1 | Horus | Jesus 
             The Zeitgeist Film Series Gateway | Zeitgeist: The Movie, Zeitgeist: Addendum, Zeitgeist Moving Forward 
             Peter Joseph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3100BC 
    
    Mesopotamia 
        Mesopotamian Chronicles 
    First City of Troy ( or earlier)

3000BC 

      Ancient Egypt  (until 0AD) 
        The Ancient Egypt Site - 18th Dynasty  
    Egypt before the Pharaohs
    Memphis, Egypt 
            ANCIENT EGYPT : The Memphis Theology of the Shabaka Stone 
    List Of Egytian Gods  
Egyptian Mysteries video series
 
    John Anthony West - Egypt videos --- YouTube - John Anthony West on Ancient Wisdom  
    Enoch walks with God - 2937BC Genesis 5:24 

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. 
   

Metatron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- angelic version of Enoch 

2900BC

    Noah - born 2868BC  
   Gilgamesh - the flood Is Gilgamesh Noah?
    Theophany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - appearance of God to man

2800BC

2700BC

2600BC  

    Harappa  - ancient Indian city in Indus valley 
    Aryan Invasion Theory - Possible Persian influence of Zorastrian religion on India but the invasion is uncertain so no conclusive date (quotes below)
           

Proponents of an invasion (or migration) theory feel quite strongly that the Indo-European linguistic commonality cannot be explained in any other way, and cite philological studies that appear to bolster their case.
                The Harappan civilization had extensive trade and commercial ties with Babylon as well as with civilizations to the further West. There is a remarkable similarity in seals and cultural artifacts found in Harappan India, Babylon and even the early civilizations of the Mediterranean such as Crete. 
                Literary evidence from the Rig Veda also appears to connect the authors of these Rig Veda verses to the "Aryan" identified civilization of ancient Persia. 
               The Aryan question has been highly contentious, with historians adopting strident and extreme positions, not seeing that there can be both continuities and discontinuities in the development of Indian civilization. 
      

Indo-Aryan migration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 or later 1700BC?

2500BC 

2400BC 

    Akkadian Empire (or earlier) culture in ancient Mesopotamia related to Sumerians
           Shamash - sun god and god of justice
    Fifth Dynasty Egypt 
    The Ennead - a group of nine Egyptian Gods 
    The Major Egyptian Books of the Underworld - Crystalinks
    Pyramid Texts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
    Ra - Egyptian sun god 
    Shu - god of light
    Egyptian Gods and Goddesses 
    Air Shafts of the Great Pyramids 
    Egyptian Trinity  

Isis-Osiris-Horus 

Duat  - underworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia egyptian place of the dead in afterlife Aaru - heaven - paradise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Egyptian concept of the soul notice Ka (vital spark) or spirit

Ancient Egypt: the Mythology of Ka Edgar Cayce Mysticism the Pyramid Text of Unas - the royal ritual of rebirth and illumination Ancient pharaohs and Egyptian theurgy writings search sacred magic and divine light

2300BC 

    Assyrian Empire upper Tigris river - northern Mesopotamia
        Assyrian Chronicles 
    Noah's Ark -

is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which the Patriarch Noah saves himself, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals when God decides to destroy the world because of mankind's evil deeds.

Nephilim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- offspring of the sons of gods and the daughters of men through marriage  
         Sons of god and daughters of humans in bible      - cause of the flood to wipe humans from the face of the earth
Genesis 6:1-8

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 
            

Sons of god and daughters of men

- a Christian perspective 
         Fomorians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times. 
         Titan (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

were a primeval race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Heaven), that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

YouTube - Transhumanism Special With Tom Horn & Alex Ansary - Part 1Parahuman

 -

A parahuman or para-human is a human-animal hybrid or chimera. Scientists have done extensive research into the mixing of genes or cells from different species, e.g. adding human (and other animal) genes to bacteria and farm animals to mass-produce insulin and spider silk proteins, and introducing human cells into mouse embryos.

Human-Animal Chimeras: Scientific American


    The Great Flood -

2268 BC

A flood  or deluge  is a narrative in which a great flood was sent by a God to destroy civilization in an act of divine retribution. 

2200BC 

    Coffin Texts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Coffin Texts are a collection of ancient Egyptian funerary spells written on coffins beginning in the First Intermediate Period.

2100BC 

    Middle Kingdom Egypt 
        Sirius Star -

The Dogon people are an ethnic group in Mali, West Africa, reported to have traditional astronomical knowledge about Sirius that would normally be considered impossible without the use of telescopes.

2000BC 

    Maya Civilization -

The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.
mayan video 

    Melchizedek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  -

translated as "my king (is) righteous(ness)") was a king and priest mentioned during the Abram narrative in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis. 

Melchizedek in the Bible Melchizedek in the New Testament Hebrews 7Melchizedek and the first temple in Jerusalem

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“But he who first built it was a potent man among the Canaanites, and is on our tongue called Melchisedek, the Righteous King, for such he really was; on which account he was there the first priest of God, and first built a temple there, and called the city Jerusalem, which was formerly called Salem.” (Josephus - Wars VI.10.1 {438}) 

Melchizedek, who was he? The Order of Melchizedek and the Merkabah Riders melchizedek priesthood


    Father Abraham - Wikipedia (born 1976 BC) 
        The call of Abraham - Genesis 12:1-20 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.“ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
       

Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.


        Abraham Ur of the Chaldeans? video


History of Circumcision 

1900BC 

Babylon

was an Akkadian city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found near present-day Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. 

Babylonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   was an ancient cultural region in central-southern Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq), with Babylon, and later Seleucia-Ctesiphon (Māhōzē) as its capital. Babylonia emerged as a major power when Hammurabi (1792- 1752 BC or fl. ca. 1696 – 1654 BC, short chronology) created an empire out of the territories of the former Akkadian Empire.
        Babylon & Sumerian Gods 
        Erra and Ishum aka The Erra Epic -

"You are the torch, they will see your light." 

The Origins of Babylon Babylonian chronicles: general introductionBabylonian Chronicles Mysticism Chapter 10 Summary of Volume 1 The Origin of World Religions (No. B7_10) Mysticism Chapter 1 Spreading the Babylonian Mysteries (No. B7_1) Assyro-Babylonian religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia babylonian religion mystery babylon whore of babylon

or "Babylon the Great" is a Christian allegorical figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth." 
               Who is Mystery Babylon the Great? - Mother of Harlots  
        babylonian mysticism  
Mycenaean (Greek) Age is the historical setting of much ancient Greek literature and myth, including the epics of Homer.
        Mycenaean  
        Isaac 

"he will laugh" was the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and was the father of Jacob and Esau. Isaac was one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born, and Sarah was beyond childbearing years.

1800BC  

    Jacob "heel" or "leg-puller", also later known as Israel - "persevere with God"; was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants.
        Land of Goshen

is the place in Egypt given to the Hebrews by the pharaoh of Joseph and the land from which they later left Egypt at the time of the Exodus. It was located in the eastern Delta.

ancient israelites in the land of goshen - video map ancient land of goshen in egypt

map ancient alexandria

- city of Alexandria established by Alexander the Great in 331BC notice proximity to Goshen
    Indo Aryan Migration into India also see 2600BC

1700BC 

     Rigveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  The Rigveda  "praise, verse"and veda "knowledge" is an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns.
    Samaveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "We have drunk Soma and become immortal; we have attained the light, the Gods discovered. Now what may foeman's malice do to harm us? What, O Immortal, mortal man's deception?"
    Marduk 

was the Babylonian name of a late-generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon, who, when Babylon became the political center of the Euphrates valley in the time of Hammurabi (18th century BCE), started to slowly rise to the position of the head of the Babylonian pantheon, a position he fully acquired by the second half of the second millennium BCE.

marduk babylon Code of Hammurabi

- Babylonia law code 
      (from Code of Babylonia - but see witchcraft) 

If a man has put a spell upon another man and it is not justified, he upon whom the spell is laid shall go to the holy river; into the holy river shall he plunge. If the holy river overcome him and he is drowned, the man who put the spell upon him shall take possession of his house. If the holy river declares him innocent and he remains unharmed the man who laid the spell shall be put to death. He that plunged into the river shall take possession of the house of him who laid the spell upon him 
    

1600BC 

    Mysticism and the mystery religions 
    18TH DYNASTY PHAROAHS (until 15 century BC) 
    Book of the Dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  - The Book of the Dead is the modern name of an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around 1550 BC) to around 50 BC.
    Phoenicians - Phoenicia was an ancient Semitic Canaanite civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent and centered in Lebanon. The major Phoenician cities were on the coastline of the Mediterranean.
        Phoenician theology
            The Phoenician solar theology: an ... - Google Books (God of Light - Chaldeans) 
                     Egyptian Wisdom in Jewish writings ( list of names of God by other races acknowledging the Jewish religion and God)  Light of The world 
            Tanit - was a Phoenician lunar goddess 
Museus, or Moses and Orpheus  -  teacher, pupil, father, son? - THE EGYPTIAN, GREEK, AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CONNECTION 
  Moses-Wikipedia  
        Moses and the burning bush Exodus 3:2-6

The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. 

Moses face shone after coming down from Mount Sinai

- Exodus 34:29-35  excerpt - 

It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him. So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 
         

Moses educated in all the learning of the Egyptians

Acts 7:22  "Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds." 
            Commentaries: this included

astrology, the interpretation of dreams, medicine, mathematics, and to their sacred science or doctrines about religion, which were concealed chiefly under their hieroglyphics. Philo says, Moses was taught arithmetic, geometry, poetry, music, medicine, and the knowledge of hieroglyphics. Another historian says that Philo the Jew says  that he learned arithmetic, geometry, and every branch of music, the hieroglyphics, the Assyrian language, and the Chaldean knowledge of the heavens, and the mathematics; yet he was not a magician, or skilled in unlawful arts, as Justin suggests .

Torah

- Pentateuch - the first 5 books of the bible 
                 Satan - Numbers 22:22

"But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him."

RaceandHistory.com - Who And What Is Satan And Evil


1500BC 

Image:Exodus-map.jpg - New World Encyclopedia


The Pharaoh of Exodus

 - Thutmose III the pharaoh of the Oppression and Amenhotep II the pharaoh of the Exodus
                  

Scholars have credited Amenhotep IV, great grandson of Amenhotep II, with founding the religious concept of Monotheism (the idea that there is only one God). The cult of Aton set forth this idea to the Egyptian people and scholars have mistakenly credited this idea to the Egyptians. But it does not seem unusual to me that a people who had been so influenced by the one God of Moses would try to worship the God that had so convincingly defeated their gods. A continually increasing body of evidence indicates that this cult of Aton had its beginning in the reign of Thutmose IV, son of Amenhotep II, pharaoh of the Exodus.

Thutmose III

- Pharaoh of Oppression against the Israelites 
        Amenhotep II - Pharaoh of Exodus 
                    Bible History Online - Amenophis II (Son of Thutmose-III) (Biblical Archaeology)  
        God Aton sent His Son ‘Jesus’ Esu Immanuel to Earth 2000 years ago. Humanity Responded By Crucifying Him « LISTEN TO THE RED SHAMAN 2012  
         YouTube - Ancient Israel Found In Egyptian Hieroglyphics!  
        The Exodus from Egypt - NET  (1476BC)
         Exodus 13:20-22 (NIV) - Biblia.com 
        Map of the Route of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt (Bible History Online)  
        Map of the Nile Delta 
        Free Old Testament Maps
        Arc of the Covenant 
            Ark of Covenant currently in Axum, Ethiopia?  
            A Lamp to burn continually Exodus 27:20

"You shall charge the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually. 
                             

Lamp Perpetual

The Rabbis interpret the perpetual lamp as the symbol of God's presence in Israel ; or as representing the spiritual light which went forth from the sanctuary.; or as the symbol of God's Law, which Israel is to keep alive in the world.

         Menorah 

The menorah  is described in the Bible as the seven-branched ancient lampstand made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. 
                    

Old testament ark of the covenant and the Menorah The Lamp of God

   seven branched lampstand - symbol of the Divine Light in the world   

Shekinah

- means the dwelling or settling, and denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God, especially in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Divine Presence would shine through the fingers of the priests as they blessed the people, who close their eyes as the light could be blinding."

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   "fame, renown" is used to denote the manifestation of God's presence in the Christian religious tradition. God's glory is often associated with visible displays of light, e.g. thunderbolts, fire, brightness.
        Kabbalah (see also 1300 ad) -   Kabbalistic knowledge was believed to be an integral part of the Judaism's oral law , given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai though there is a view that Kabbalah began with Adam.
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        Hatshepsut - 1508–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty.
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        Land of Punt was a trading partner known for producing and exporting gold, aromatic resins, African blackwood, ebony, ivory, slaves and wild animals.
        Asceticism

"exercise" or "training" describes a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, often with the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals. 

Zoroaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

born in the eastern part of ancient western Afghanistan or eastern Iran particularly the Sistan region -  illumination from Ahura Mazda at age 30. (some writings claim he lived much earlier) 
        Medes - Iran, Mesopotamia , Assyria, Babylon 
        Magi - "Zoroaster" – or rather what the Greeks supposed him to be – was for the Hellenists the figurehead of the 'magi', and the founder of that order - the three wise men visiting Christ were Medes - the Kurds of today are descendents of the Medes
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        Khwarezmian Empire 1190 - 1220 (AD).PNG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Zoroastrian region 
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       Zoroaster    
       Zoroaster and the Alexandrian Library   

Oriental religions seem to have had a great attraction and according to Pliny (H.N.30. 3-4) a voluminous book - in two million lines - on Zoroastrianism was written by Hermippus, a pupil of Callimachus (Diog. Laert., Proem. 8 speaks of a book "On the Magi" by Hermippus). Such an ambitious undertaking would imply that detailed material on the Persian Mazidan faith was available in the Alexandria Library. 

Perpetual Fire

- The desert province of Yezd, in Iran, is an ancient Zoroastrian stronghold. Even today a number of ancient spiritual fires are preserved in its sleepy little villages. The fire that burns in the village of Sharifabad is said to be more than 2,000 years old.

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“God declared to me that silent meditation is the best for attaining spiritual enlightenment” (Y43.15). 
           Through his Holy Spirit, And his Sovereign mind, Ahura Mazda will grant Self-realization and immortality To him whose words and deeds Are inspired by righteousness, Moral courage and Divine Wisdom (Y47.1)

Zorastrian priesthood Zoroaster the Priest priest zoroaster -magi  Avesta

- is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, and is composed in the Avestan language.
        Zorastrian priest on the Avesta  
       Scriptures - the Gathas and Avesta 
       Gathas - written by Zoroaster
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        Zorastrianism   

also called Mazdaism and Magianism, is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra in Avestan) and was formerly among the world's largest religions. It was probably founded some time before the 6th century BCE in the eastern part of ancient Greater Iran (Persia). In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda is all good, and no evil originates from him. Thus, in Zoroastrianism good and evil have distinct sources, with evil (druj) trying to destroy the creation of Mazda (asha), and good trying to sustain it. 

Zorastrianism - introduction

- Fire or light represents the divine light of the Ahura Mazda. Therefore, when a Zoroastrian prays, he prays in the direction of fire or light.
        Zorastianism made simple 
       Intro to Zorastrianism also with other religions 
       Zoroastrian prophecies

The Sun and the Moon and the Stars give their light, but Ahura Mazda is the Light that lights them to light the world."  Thus Spake Zarathusthtra, compiled by B.S. Surti, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras

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 Meditation on the Prophet Zoroaster Zuvanism

 extinct branch of Zorastrianism

        Ahura Mazda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

is the highest deity in Zorastrianism. The word Ahura means light and Mazda means wisdom. Thus Ahura Mazda is the lord of light and wisdom. Ahura Mazda is the creator and upholder of Arta (truth). Ahura Mazda is an omniscient (though not omnipotent) god, who created a being called Angra Mainyu, the "evil spirit" who as the creator of evil will be destroyed according to the frashokereti (the destruction of evil). 

        Ahura Mazda - New World Encyclopedia  
       Asha is the Avestan language term in the Vedic language for a concept of cardinal importance to Zoroastrian theology and doctrine. 
       Ashi is the concept of "that which is attained" such as the hypostasis of "reward," "recompense" 
        Angra Mainyu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "destructive spirit" or evil
       Daeva meaning "a being of shining light",' demons or wrong gods' or 'false gods' or 'gods that are (to be) rejected.'  - The word in its original sense was synonymous with Lucifer, it has now come to mean much the same as devil.
       Yima  in ancient Iranian religion, the first man, the progenitor of the human race, and son of the sun. 
        Denkard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  10 the century "Encyclopedia of Mazdaism"
            denkard : definition of denkard and synonym of denkard (English) 
      Zoroastrian eschatology is the doctrine of a final renovation of the universe, when evil will be destroyed, and everything else will be then in perfect unity with God (Ahura Mazda). The name suggests "making wonderful, excellent". 

       Saoshyant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is a figure of Zoroastrian eschatology who brings about the final renovation of the world 
        Frashokereti is the final renovation of the world
        Airyanem Vaejah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the "mythical homeland" of early Iranians 
       Gathas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - They are written by Zoroaster and are the most sacred texts of the Zoroastrian faith.
           Zoroaster quote -

Brilliant things instead of weeping will be the reward for the person who comes to the truthful one. But a long period of darkness, foul food, and the word 'woe' - to such an existence your religious view will lead you, O deceitful ones, of your own actions. (31.20) 
         

Hvare-khshaeta

- in Zoroastrianism, is the divinity of the "Radiant Sun." 
          Druj-Demana is hell 
          Daena House of song heaven or paradise
          Chinvat Bridge

separates the world of the living from the world of the dead. All souls must cross the bridge upon death. The Bridge's appearance varied depending on the observer's asha, or righteousness. 

Rashnu

justice 
         Sraosha

the divinity appears as S(a)rosh - "worthy of adoration," "Voice of Conscience"
                       In Zoroastrian tradition, Sraosha is one of the three  guardians of the Chinvat bridge, the "bridge of judgement" that all souls of the dead must cross. Although Sraosha is only one of the three divinities that pass judgement (the other two being Rashnu and Mithra), Sraosha alone accompanies the soul on their journey across the bridge.

Mithra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is the Zoroastrian divinity (yazata) of covenant and oath. In tradition Hvare-khshaeta would eventually be eclipsed by Mithra as the divinity of the Sun.

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Vedas  

are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism (see Aryan invasion theory 2500BC)

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is a historical predecessor of modern Hinduism. Its liturgy is reflected in the mantra portion of the four Vedas, which are compiled in Sanskrit. The religious practices centered on a clergy administering rites.
             

Soma

- was a ritual drink of importance among the early Indo-Iranians, and the subsequent Vedic and greater Persian cultures.
           Purushamedha - symbolic human sacrifice - person released without harm - similar to Abraham & Isaac 
           Ashvamedha - Vedic horse sacrifice
     Brahmana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  are commentaries on the four       Vedas

    Atharvaveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a veda meaning "knowledge"
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  Sanskrit  - "refined speech"), is a historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism.
           Om - the name omkara is taken as a name of God in the Hindu revivalist Arya Samaj and can be translated as "I Am Existence"
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  Hinduism  is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. 
        Hindu texts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
        Trimurti 

is a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Śhiva the destroyer or transformer," These three deities have been called "the Hindu triad"or the "Great Trinity", often addressed as   "Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwara."

Shiva

- meaning "auspicious one") is a major Hindu deity, and is the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. He is regarded as the most powerful god in Hinduism.
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         Brahman  - is the one supreme, universal Spirit that is the origin and support of the phenomenal universe. Brahman is sometimes referred to as the Absolute or Godhead which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything in and beyond this universe. 
         Brahma - is the Hindu god (deva) of creation and one of the Trimūrti 
        Vishnu -

the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. This illustrates the omnipresent characteristic of Vishnu. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe, so he is called "Preserver of the universe".

atman

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is a Sanskrit word that means 'self'. In Hindu philosophy, Ātman is the true self of an individual, the essence of an individual. In order to attain salvation (liberation), a human being must acquire self-knowledge, which is to realize that one's true self (Ātman) is identical with the transcendent self Brahman. If atman is brahman in a pot (the body), then one need merely break the pot to fully realize the primordial unity of the individual soul with the plentitude of Being that was the Absolute.

Chitragupta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- is a god in Hindu mythology, responsible for tracking people through their lives to determine where they go after they die.
        Samadhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a higher level of concentrated meditation, a state of consciousness in which the consciousness of the experiencing subject becomes one with the experienced object, and in which the mind becomes still, one-pointed or concentrated while the person remains conscious.
        Jnana yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  path of knowledge
       Bhakti yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  - to foster love, faith and surrender to God
        Bindu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  denotes a small ornamental, devotional and/or mystical dot that is cosmetically applied or affixed to the forehead in Hinduism
        Chakra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  centers of the body from which a person can collect energy 
         Nadi (yoga) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

"river" - are the channels through which the energies of the subtle body are said to flow. They connect at special points of intensity called chakras.

Shakti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"to be able"), meaning sacred force or empowerment, is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism.

Sahasrara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- chakra of pure consciousness  or supreme center of contact with God       
        Sannyasa is traditionally taken by men or women over fifty or by young monks who wish to renounce worldly and materialistic pursuits and dedicate their lives to spiritual pursuits
        Moksha 

is the final extrication of the soul or consciousness (purusha) from samsara and the bringing to an end of all the suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of repeated death and rebirth (reincarnation).

Nirvana

 describes the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). It is the state of being free from suffering, and union with the Brahman (Supreme Being).
        Prana life, wind, air
        Shakti "to be able"), meaning sacred force or empowerment and change 
        Jothi (Light that is divine) 
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Ramayana 

is one of the two great epics of India and Nepal, the other being the Mahabharata.   It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.

Orpheus

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son of Thracian King, Jason and the Argonauts, musician on lyre, lyric poet, inspiration for Mithraism, Sol Invictus (invincible sun god), foundation or reform of the Dionysian Mysteries (incarnation of Dionysus), wooden statue in the sanctuary of the Eleusinian Demeter, mystery-rites and purification rituals, Orphic way of life (practiced vegetarianism and abstention from sex - notice similarity to Essenes), founder of mystery religions and the first to reveal to men the meanings of the initiation rites, legend - descent to the underworld Hades to rescue his wife Euridice
       The name Orpheus, a probable suggestion is that it is derived from a hypothetical PIE verb *orbhao-, "to be deprived", from PIE *orbh-, "to put asunder, separate". Cognates would include Greek orphe, "darkness",[64] and Greek orphanos,[65] "fatherless, orphan", from which comes English "orphan" by way of Latin. Orpheus would therefore be semantically close to goao, "to lament, sing wildly, cast a spell", uniting his seemingly disparate roles as disappointed lover, transgressive musician and mystery-priest into a single lexical whole. The word "orphic" is defined as mystic, fascinating and entrancing, and, probably, because of the oracle of Orpheus, "orphic" can also signify "oracular".
        Orpheus at the end of his life disdained the worship of all gods save the sun, whom he called Apollo (god of light).

Thracians  - land of Orpheus birth, kingdom in central & southeastern Europe near Aegean & Black Seas 
 

Pimpleia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(birthplace of Orpheus)
Orpheus travels including Memphis, Egypt
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 Orphism (religion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  

Orphism is the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the ancient Greek and the Hellenistic world, as well as by the Thracians, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into Hades to rescue Euridice, his wife and returned. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.
        Surviving written fragments show a number of beliefs about the after life similar to those in the "Orphic" mythology about Dionysus' death and resurrection. Bone tablets found in Olbia (5th cent. BC) carry short and enigmatic inscriptions like: "Life. Death. Life. Truth.

Orphism Orphic Verses

- (Orpheus quote preserved by Proclus)  "

Jove is the first and last thund'ring king." ( IOVE-LOVE - striking similarities )


     "

See, how his beauteous head and aspect bright Illumine heav'n, and scatter boundless light!Round which his pendant golden tresses shine form'd from the starry beams, with light divine; On either side two radiant horns behold, Shap'd like a bull's and bright with glittering gold; And East and West in opposition lie, The lucid paths of all the Gods on high; p. 32His eyes, the sun, and moon with borrow'd ray; Royal, ætherial; and his ear refin'd Hears ev'ry voice, and sounds of ev'ry kind. Thus are his head and mind immortal, bright, His body's boundless, stable, full of light." 

Is Jove in the orphic verses Yahweh

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If we check a pronunciation chart of classical Latin in a book called Vox  Latina, which is one of the most respected and authoritative books on the pronunciation of classical Latin we find that "I" is pronounced as a double "EE" sound as in the word sheep and the "O" is pronounced as a "AH" sound as in the word father and the "V" is pronounced as a "W" as in the word whale and the "E" is pronounced as "EH" as in the word pet. If we put these sounds together EE + AH + W + EH it pronounces YAHWEH. The EE sound + AH sound = YAH and W + EH = WEH, put the two sounds together and it pronounces YAHWEH spelled IOVE in classical Latin which is the King of all the Roman Gods.
      

Orphic Reform

- "

The sacred rites benevolent attend, And grant a blameless life, a blessed end. Propitious to thy mystics' works incline, Rejoicing come, for holy rites are thine." 

THE STORY OF ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

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The Thracian bard ORPHEUS [orf'e-us] summoned HYMEN [heye'men], the god of marriage, to be present at his marriage to his beloved EURYDICE [you-ri'di-see]. The omens, however, were bad, and the new bride was bitten on the ankle by a snake and died. Orpheus' grief was so inconsolable that he dared to descend to the Underworld, where he made his appeal to the king and queen themselves, Hades (Pluto) and Persephone (Proserpina), in a song sung to the accompaniment of his lyre. 

Orphism and Bacchism Orphic Mysteries


Orpheus and Orphism 

Metempsychosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

-referring to transmigration of the soul, especially its reincarnation after death.
         

Orpheus taught that the soul is divine, immortal and aspires to freedom, while the body holds it in fetters as a prisoner. Death dissolves this compact, but only to re-imprison the liberated soul after a short time: for the wheel of birth revolves inexorably. Thus the soul continues its journey, alternating between a separate unrestrained existence and fresh reincarnation, round the wide circle of necessity, as the companion of many bodies of men and animals." To these unfortunate prisoners Orpheus proclaims the message of liberation, that they stand in need of the grace of redeeming gods. 


CHRONUS & AEON : Greek protogenos god of time ; mythology ; pictures : KHRONOS & AION

- God of Time in orphic cosmogonies 
AETHER : Greek protogenos god of upper air & light ; mythology : AITHER - Gof of Light 
Orphic Theology and Serpent God 
OPHIOLATREIA. - serpent worship 
Orpheus and Christianity 
  Dionysus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia son of Zeus and the mortal Semele, thus semi-divine or heroic and  god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. He was also known as Bacchus.
       Thyrsus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - staff of fennel, ivy and topped with pine cone in Dionysian mysteries 
                 PAGANS LOVE PINE CONES AND USE THEM IN THEIR ART  
        Dionysian mysteries 

The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome - used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints liberating the individual to return to a natural state -  liberation for those marginalized by Greek society: women, slaves and foreigners - In their final phase the Mysteries shifted their emphasis from an underworld orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus changing his nature accordingly (similar to the change in the cult of Shiva) - origin (perhaps Thracian - Orpheus or Phrygian),  dissemination of wine as a sacrament also beer, honey, mead and wax -   the intoxicating and disinhibiting effects of wine were regarded as due to possession by the god's spirit (and, later, as causing this possession    - 
           An understanding of vinicultural lore and its symbolism is key to understanding the cult which emerged from it, assuming a significance other than winemaking that would encompass life, death and rebirth and providing insight into human psychology -  a return to the source of being which would later assume mystical overtones -  It also involved escape from the socialized personality and ego into an ecstatic, deified state 
      ancient text --------- "Following the torches as they dipped and swayed in the darkness, they climbed mountain paths with head thrown back and eyes glazed, dancing to the beat of the drum which stirred their blood' [or 'staggered drunkenly with what was known as the Dionysus gait']. 'In this state of ekstasis or enthusiasmos, they abandoned themselves, dancing wildly and shouting 'Euoi!' [the god's name] and at that moment of intense rapture became identified with the god himself. They became filled with his spirit and acquired divine powers"

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 - the sect or society in ancient Greek mysteries is called the Dionysian Artificers
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            History of the Dionysian Artificers 
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    Bacchus (Roman name for Dionysus) 
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Hierophant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed

holy.

Eleusinian Mysteries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 - myth -

Demeter's daughter Persephone ("maiden") was gathering flowers with friends, when she was seized by Hades, the god of death and the underworld. Before Persephone was released to Hermes, who had been sent to retrieve her, Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds, (six or four according to the telling) which forced her to return to the underworld for some months each year

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Vows of secrecy - 

The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. The idea of immortality which appears in syncretistic religions of antiquity was introduced in late antiquity.[2] The mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases, the "descent" (loss), the "search" and the "ascent", with the main theme the "ascent" of Persephone and the reunion with her mother which brought springtime. 
       The rites, ceremonies, and beliefs were kept secret and consistently preserved from a hoary antiquity. The initiated believed that they would have a reward in the afterlife.[5] There are many paintings and pieces of pottery that depict various aspects of the Mysteries. Since the Mysteries involved visions and conjuring of an afterlife, some scholars believe that the power and longevity of the Eleusinian Mysteries came from psychedelic agents. 
       One line of thought by modern scholars has been that the Mysteries were intended "to elevate man above the human sphere into the divine and to assure his redemption by making him a god and so conferring immortality upon him." 
       The Eleusinian Mysteries became pan-Hellenic and pilgrims flocked from Greece and beyond to participate. Around 300 BC there was a vast increase in the number of initiates. The only requirements for membership were never having committed murder, and not being a "barbarian" (being unable to speak Greek). Men, women and even slaves were allowed initiation.
       Four categories of people participated in the Eleusinian Mysteries:
1.Priests, priestesses and hierophants.      2.Initiates, undergoing the ceremony for the first time.     3.Others who had already participated at least once. They were eligible for the fourth category.     4.Those who had attained "contemplation", who had learned the secrets of the greatest mysteries of Demeter. 
        those who are being admitted to the highest grade at these mysteries, the mighty, and marvellous, and most perfect secret suitable for one initiated into the highest mystic truths:

an ear of corn in silence reaped

."
        Lesser Mysteries signified the miseries of the soul while in subjection to the body     Upon completion of the Lesser Mysteries, participants were deemed mystai ("initiates") worthy of witnessing the Greater Mysteries.
       Greater Mysteries - mystic and splendid visions, the felicity of the soul both here and hereafter, when purified from the defilements of a material nature and constantly elevated to the realities of intellectual spiritual vision." 
      According to Plato, "the ultimate design of the Mysteries … was to lead us back to the principles from which we descended, … a perfect enjoyment of intellectual spiritual good.
       "

For among the many excellent and indeed divine institutions which your Athens has brought forth and contributed to human life, none, in my opinion, is better than those mysteries. For by their means we have been brought out of our barbarous and savage mode of life and educated and refined to a state of civilization; and as the rites are called "initiations," so in very truth we have learned from them the beginnings of life, and have gained the power not only to live happily, but also to die with a better hope."    

Cicero, Laws II, xiv, 36
      The procession to Eleusis began at Kerameikos (the Athenian cemetery) on 19th Boedromion from where the people walked to Eleusis, along what was called the "Sacred Way" 
       As to the climax of the Mysteries, there are two modern theories. Some hold that the priests were the ones to reveal the visions of the holy night, consisting of a fire that represented the possibility of life after death, and various sacred objects. 
       Upon reaching Eleusis, there was a day of fasting in commemoration of Demeter's fasting while searching for Persephone. The fast was broken while drinking a special drink of barley and pennyroyal, called kykeon.    
       Then the initiates entered a great hall called Telesterion; in the center stood the Anaktoron ("palace"), which only the hierophants could enter, where sacred objects were stored. 
       Before mystai could enter the Telesterion, they would recite, "I have fasted, I have drunk the kykeon, I have taken from the kiste ("box") and after working it have put it back in the kalathos ("open basket").
      Combined with these three elements was the apporheta ("unrepeatables"); the penalty for divulging them was death 
      The priests were the ones to reveal the visions of the holy night, consisting of a fire that represented the possibility of life after death, and various sacred objects. 
      The experiencesmay have been  mediated by a powerful psychoactive ingredient contained in the kykeon drink. 
      Following this section of the Mysteries was the Pannychis, an all-night feast accompanied by dancing and merriment. The dances took place in the Rharian Field, rumored to be the first spot where grain grew. A bull sacrifice also took place late that night or early the next morning. and then the initiates honored the dead by pouring libations from special vessels. 
        eleusinian mysteries videos 
        Seeing the Light - Eleusinian Mysteries  see (pineal gland) 
        esotericism is a set of ideas preserved or understood by a small group or those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest

1400BC 

      Amenhotep IV - (Akenaten) 

great grandson of Amenhotep II

established religion of Aten (Aton), the worship of a monotheistic God inspired by the defeat of his great grandfather's army by the One True God 
       Akhenaten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
      Akenaten and the new religion - worship of light from the sun
        Aten (Aton) - Aten (also Aton) is the disk of the sun in ancient Egyptian mythology, and originally an aspect of Ra, the ancient Egyptian solar deity identified primarily with the midday sun. and linked to words meaning 'creative power' and 'creator'. 
         Great Hymn to the Aten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
                Atonism
    Great Hymn to the Aten - Monotheistic Solar Theology - mysticism - salvation through Pharaoh 
    Tutankhamun  

His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". Tutankhamun's significance stems from his rejection of the radical religious innovations introduced by his predecessor and father, Akhenaten.

Athens

- one of the oldest cities in the world
        Theseus - was the mythical founder-king of Athens, son of Aethra, and fathered by Aegeus and Poseidon, both of whom Aethra had slept with in one night.

1300BC 

   
    Ramesses II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. His successors and later Egyptians called him the "Great Ancestor." Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, re-asserting Egyptian control over Canaan.

Seti I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Son of Ramesses II  -  The name Seti means "of Set", which indicates that he was consecrated to the god Set (commonly "Seth"). and his other name means  "Eternal is the Justice of Re."
    

1200BC 

    Judaism - A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and explored in later texts such as the Talmud
    Origin of Judaism 
    The Old Testament Bible
       Verses with the word "light" in the Old Testament 
        Hear and Understand - "'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and   ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"
       Exhaustive Concordance - Verses with the word "light" in Old and New Testament   (235 times)  To see verses in the New testament go to 300AD
       Below is a collection of some of the Old testament verses in reference to the Divine Light and the light of men (soul)

Gen 1:3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Gen 1:15-18 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,  And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 
Exd 10:21-23 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.”  So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Exd 13:21-22 The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. 
Exd 14:19-20 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.
Lev 24:1-4 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually. Outside the veil of testimony in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the Lord continually;

it shall be

a perpetual statute throughout your generations. He shall keep the lamps in order on the pure

gold

lampstand before the Lord continually.
1Ki 7:1-5  But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row. And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks. And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light was against light in three ranks.
Neh 9:12 And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go. 
Neh 9:19 You, in Your great compassion, Did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.
Job 18:5-6 Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light. The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
Job 18:18 He is driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world. (talking about the wicked)
Job 22:28 You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. (talking about the righteous)
Job 24:13-17 Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths. The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief. The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, ‘No eye will see me. And he disguises his face. In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light. For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness. (the wicked)
Job 29:1-5 And Job again took up his discourse and said, Oh that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God watched over me; When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness; As I was in the prime of my days, When the friendship of God was over my tent; When the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me;
Job 33:23-30 If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, To remind a man what is right for him, Then let him be gracious to him, and say, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom; Let his flesh become fresher than in youth, Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor; Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man. He will sing to men and say, I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me. He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light. Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men, To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Psa 4:3-6 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord. Many are saying, “Who will show us any good? Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord! 
Psa 18:28 For You light my lamp; The Lord my God illumines my darkness.
Psa 27:1 A Psalm of David . The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 
Psa 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light.
Psa 37:6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
Psa 43:3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.
Psa 56:13 For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
Psa 89:15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
Psa 90:8 You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
Psa 97:11 Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart. 
Psa 104:1-2 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
Psa 112:4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous. 
Prov 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
Prov 4:18-19 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.
Isa 9:2 The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
Isa 10:17 And the light of Israel will become a fire and his Holy One a flame, And it will burn and devour his thorns and his briars in a single day. (the light acting as a devouring force)
Isa 42:1-9 My Servant (a reference to Christ)  excerpt verse 9  I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations,
Isa 42:16 I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone.
Isa 58:7-8 Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Isa 58:10 And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.
Isa 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isa 60:18-21 Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise. No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over. Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
Dan 2:22 It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him. (Daniel, praising the God of Heaven)
Dan 5:5-12    the hand writing on the wall excerpt verse 11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father,   illumination, insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans and diviners. (notice that Daniel is the chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans and diviners)
Dan 5:14   Now I have heard about you that a spirit of the gods is in you, and that illumination, insight and extraordinary wisdom have been found in you.
Mic 7:8-9   Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.
Hab 3:4 God comes from Teman,And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor covers the heavens, And the earth is full of His praise. His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His power. 
     Sun of Righteousness - Old testament reference to the Divine light (Holy Spirit) as a spiritual sun and the return of Elijah (end of Old testament) - Malachi 4:2-6  

“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord of hosts.“Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel. “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
     

Divine Light in the midst of darkness pdf

  by a Rabbi on Hanukkah 
    The Light - Judaism 


     

Judaism and the Expectation of the coming of the Messiah Heaven (Judaism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


   

JewishEncyclopedia.com - ARTAPANUS The Shema ONE!

- Judaism and a response to the Trinity
    Mishnah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is the first major written redaction of the Jewish oral traditions called the "Oral Torah". It is also the first major work of Rabbinic Judaism done in 220 CE.
   Midrash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - form of Hebrew bible interpretation
    Samael - Satan in Judaism - Samael is called Sar Suma ("blind angel").
    Sefer Yetzirah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "Book of Formation," or "Book of Creation," is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish esotericism, although some early commentators treated it as a treatise on mathematical and linguistic theory as opposed to Kabbalah.
        SEPHER YETZIRAH
        Sefer Yetzirah Time Line  
       Iron Age
        Druids was a member of the priestly class in Britain, Ireland, and Gaul (France), and possibly other parts of Celtic Europe and Galatia during the Iron Age and possibly earlier.
        druid video   
    Attis    - notice symbol of pine 
            I

n 2007, in the ruins of Herculaneum a wooden throne was discovered adorned with a relief of Attis beneath a sacred pine tree, gathering cones. Various finds suggest that the cult of Attis was popular in Herculaneum at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

atys of the phrygians videos


    Greek Dark Ages

    Homer - Wikipedia 
       Nous 

is sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, similar in meaning to intuition. It is also often described as a form of perception which works within the mind ("the mind's eye"), rather than only through the physical senses.

Apollo

-Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more.
    Trojan War 

was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably through Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey. 

1100BC 

     Samuel is that he was the last of the Hebrew Judges and the first of the major prophets who began to prophesy inside the Land of Israel. 
            Zion 

is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David. The term Tzion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and generally, the World to Come.

Zion thesarus Mount Zion

- Isaiah
     King David - Wikkipedia the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and is very important to Jewish, Christian and Islamic doctrine and culture. In the Bible, David, or David HaMelekh, is the King of Israel, and the Jewish people. Biblical tradition maintains that a direct descendant of David will be the Messiah.
           Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, neutrality is disputed though not internationally recognized as such, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
               Miracle of Holy Fire in Jerusalem
     Psalm 104 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (King David) 
    King Solomon 

is identified as the son of David and is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from Yahweh. 

Solomon's Temple

in ancient Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount (also known as Mount Zion), before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE.
        Solomon builds Temple through Egyptian Pharoah - dowry for the marriage
        Pharoahs daughter (wife of Solomon)
        Book of Proverbs see 20:27 / spirit of man is lamp of the lord (light)  The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts.
        Book of Wisdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is one of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible. It is one of the seven Sapiential or wisdom books of the Septuagint Old Testament, which includes Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (Song of Songs), and Sirach. According to St. Melito in the 2nd century AD, it was considered canonical by Jews and Christians.

Wisdom of Solomon, from The holy Bible, King James version (Apocrypha)

- 7: 25-30 light of wisdom

1000BC

   Yajurveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  contains the liturgy (mantras) needed to perform the sacrifices of the Veda.
   Etruscan Mythology  ancient Italians
           Capitoline Triad was a group of three supreme deities who were worshipped in an elaborate temple on Rome's Capitoline Hill, the Capitolium.
           The ethnic trinities and their ... - Google Books

900BC 

    Elijah - meaning "My God is Yahweh defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the Phoenician god Baal; he raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and was taken up in a whirlwind (either accompanied by a chariot and horses    of flame or riding in it. In the Book of Malachi, Elijah's return is prophesied "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord."
     Tetragrammaton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia meaning "four letters"- a Hebrew translation in Latin letters to YHWH. It is derived from a verb that means "to be", and is considered in Judaism to be a proper name of the God of Israel used in the Hebrew Bible.

        Jainism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Its philosophy and practice emphasize the necessity of self-effort to move the soul toward divine consciousness and liberation. 

800BC

 Isaiah   "Yahu is salvation"
        

He encouraged Hezekiah to resist the Assyrians , whereupon Sennacherib sent a threatening letter to Hezekiah, which he "spread before the LORD" . Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, "That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel."
        According to the account in Kings (and its derivative account in Chronicles) the judgment of God now fell on the Assyrian army and wiped out 180,000 of its men

The lord will be our everlasting Light

- Isaiah 60:19 

"The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory."

Day of the Lord

  - bible verse in both Old & New testament - "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD." 
           Google search on Day of the Lord with commentary 
           Last Judgment
  Hesiod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes identified as the first economist), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.

Rome

   capital of the Roman empire
     Delphi site of the Delphic Oracle in Greece - In the inner hestia ("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned.
        Delphic Oracle - Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, was the priestess at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The Pythia was widely credited for her prophecies inspired by Apollo. The last recorded response was given during AD 393, when the emperor Theodosius I ordered pagan temples to cease operation.
        Delphic Sibyl - One claims is that her last prophecy was said to be the birth of Jesus Christ.
     Judea is the name of the mountainous southern part of the Land of Israel 
    Samaritans 

are a people of an Abrahamic religion closely related to Judaism. Based on the Samaritan Torah, Samaritans claim their worship is the true religion of the ancient Israelites prior to the Babylonian Exile, preserved by those who remained in the Land of Israel, as opposed to Judaism, which they assert is a related but altered and amended religion, brought back by those returning from exile.

Samaritan Creed Homer

- wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey 
        Greek mythology 

are myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.

Ages of Man Theogony

"the birth of the gods" is a poem by Hesiod
      The Theogonies  

  Tetragramaton - YHWH - Yahweh
        Yahweh 
        Jehovah and Yahweh 
        IAO and YHWH

700BC 


    Aesop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables
    Pompeii 

is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples.  Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Hermes - Wikepedia

was an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiade Maia. He was second youngest of the Olympian gods. He was quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. 

Tartarus - underworld in Greek mythology Chaldeans

 were a people from the marshy land located in south eastern Mesopotamia which came to rule Babylon briefly. They were Semitic settlers who arrived in the region.
         Chaldaean Oracles of Zoraster and light (It is my opinion that the Chaldaean Oracles could possibly have been written by Daniel since he was the chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans and diviners by appointment of King Nebuchadnezzar - see Daniel 5:11)
        Chaldean oracles - possible written by Zoroaster - poem with the wisdom of Chaldea (Babylon) -

The essence of Hellenistic civilization was the fusion of a Hellenic core of religious belief and social organization with Persian-Babylonian ("Chaldean"), Israelite and Egyptian cultures, including their mysterious and enthusiastic cults and wisdom-traditions. Hellenistic thinkers philosophized the mythology and cults, as well as foreign oracular utterances and initiatory lore. Philosophy originating from these two areas, or simply attributed to them, was regarded as possessing knowledge transmitted from the most ancient wisdom traditions.

Chaldean Oracles

 attributed to Zoroaster ancient text on triads (trinity), deities, angels, God, the soul, etc.     quote from editor - "In considering this schema, it must be remembered that the supramundane Light was regarded as the primal radiation from the Paternal Depth and the archetypal noumenon of the Empyræum, a universal, all-pervading—and, to human comprehension—ultimate essence." 
         quotes from Oracles - "

The Chaldæans call the God Dionysos (or Bacchus), Iao in the Phoenician tongue (instead of the Intelligible Light), and he is also called Sabaoth,* signifying that he is above the Seven poles, that is the Demiurgos." 
          All things have issued from that one Fire. The Father perfected all things, and delivered them over to the Second Mind, whom all Nations of Men call the First.
           The Mind of the Father riding on the subtle Guiders, which glitter with the tracings of inflexible and relentless Fire.
           After the Paternal Conception I the Soul reside, a heat animating all things. …For he placed the Intelligible in the Soul, and the Soul in dull body, Even so the Father of Gods and Men placed them in us.
           Natural works co-exist with the intellectual light of the Father. For it is the Soul which adorned the vast Heaven, and which adorneth it after the Father, but her dominion is established on high.
           The Soul, being a brilliant Fire, by the power of the Father remaineth immortal, and is Mistress of Life, and filleth up the many recesses of the bosom of the World.
           For not in Matter did the Fire which is in the first beyond enclose His active Power, but in Mind; for the framer of the Fiery World is the Mind of Mind.
          Who first sprang from Mind, clothing the one Fire with the other Fire, binding them together, that he might mingle the fountainous craters, while preserving unsullied the brilliance of His own Fire.
         And thence a Fiery Whirlwind drawing down the brilliance of the flashing flame, penetrating the abysses of the Universe; for from thence downwards do all extend their wondrous rays. 
   

The Chaldaeans

quotes about them 
  The Chaldaen Magi Library
        Chaldeans 
        Chaldean Empire  
        Chaldean solar theology: book 
    Babylonian captivity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was the period in Jewish history during which the Jews of the ancient Kingdom of Judah were captives in Babylon.
    Israel In Exile: The Babylonian / Persian Influence
    Daniel  

was a young man when he was taken into Babylonian captivity where he was educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. By Divine Wisdom from his God, Yahweh, he interpreted dreams and visions of kings, thus becoming a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. Eventually, he had apocalyptic visions of his own that have been interpreted as the Four monarchies (kingdoms). 
          

Four Kingdoms of Daniel Daniel Chapter 4 commentary Daniel - chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans

and

diviners Daniel 5:11

There is a man in your kingdom in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father, illumination, insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him. And King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, your father ]the king, appointed him chief of the magicians, conjurers, Chaldeans

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diviners.
        Daniel Chapter 5 bible - writing on the wall 
        Writing On The Wall
        Belshazzar's Feastand writing on the wall  
         Belshazzar - worshiped the moon god sin in Book of Daniel and is the son of Nebuchadnezzar 
         Visions  Daniel in Babylon    
        Book of Daniel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
        A Study in the Life of Daniel in the Bible
        Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
        Darius the Great: Zopyrus and Babylon 
        Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar -

Daniel answered and said, "Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: he revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him."

Nebuchadnezzar II

According to the Bible, he conquered Judah and Jerusalem, and sent the Jews into exile. He is credited with the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and for the destruction of the First Temple. He is featured in the Book of Daniel and is   mentioned in several other books of the Bible.

The Fiery Furnace

- Daniel 3:1-30  

Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.” Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.


 Jewish Diaspora

  was the historical exile of Jews from the region of the Kingdom of Judah and Roman Judaea.
            Diaspora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is "the movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland.
      Anaximander  was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus, a city of Ionia; Milet in modern Turkey. He belonged to the Milesian school and learned the teachings of his master Thales. He succeeded Thales and became the second master of that school where he counted Anaximenes and arguably, Pythagoras amongst his pupils.
            Apeiron (cosmology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
       Thales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. Some consider him the Father of science and metaphysics because he sought for answers to the world ouside of mythology.
             Metaphysics  is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world
             Arche - Arche (ἀρχή) is a Greek word with primary senses 'beginning', 'origin' or 'first cause' and 'power', 'sovereignty', 'domination' as extended meanings.
                      birth of metaphysics and Judeo-Greek connection and founder of Western Philosophy 
             Know Thyself - inscribed in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi 
           In the inner hestia ("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. (see Delphi)- notice similarity to the eternal flame of the arch and Zoroastrian fire
                

There are two parts of the temple; the outer temple where the beginning initiates are allowed to come, and the inner temple where one can enter only after proven worthy and ready to acquire the higher knowledge and insights. One of the proverbs in the Outer Temple is

"The body is the house of God. That is why it is said, "Man know thyself." 

 

In the Inner Temple, one of the many proverbs is

"Man, know thyself ... and thou shalt know the gods."

Seven Sages of Greece

 wise men
       Solon - foundations of democracy 

600BC 

  Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire 
            Cyrus and Zoroastrianism  
   Achaemenid Empire the First Persian Empire 
  Greek and Zoroastrian connection - influence of Zoroaster on Greece - the Greeks learnt about Zoroaster's teachings, philosophy and science through contemporaneous Zoroastrian priests, the Magi. Existing records speak of this transfer of information taking place between about 600 BCE and the reign of Alexander in the 300s BCE.
Torah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  The Torah "Instruction", "Teaching" is the Jewish name for the first five books of the Jewish Bible  
            Rabbi  meaning "My Master,"  literally means "great one," is the way a student would address a master of Torah. 
 Ezekiel

'God will strengthen',

is the author of the Book of Ezekiel that reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem and the Millennia Temple visions, or the Third Temple.
    Origin of Jewish Mysticism  
       jewish mysticism 
 Merkavah is a school of Jewish mysticism centered on visions such as found in Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the hekhalot literature, concerning stories of ascents to the heavenly "palaces."
 Hekhalot literature -

relating to visions of ascents into heavenly palaces. The genre overlaps with Merkabah or "Chariot" literature, concerning Ezekiel's chariot, so the two are sometimes referred to together as "Books of the Palaces and the Chariot"

Ezekiel's vision Chapter 1 Ezekiel 1 (Blue Letter Bible: NIV - New International Version)

EZe 1:26-28 "

Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 
Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking."


Ezekiel 2 (Blue Letter Bible: NIV - New International Version)

Ezekiel 3 (Blue Letter Bible: NIV - New International Version)

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Eze 3:12-13

"Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound--May the glory of the LORD be praised in his dwelling place! The sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a loud rumbling sound." 
          

Grizabella.net - Merkabah Mysticism


        Merkavah Mysticism  - The chariot and the Chamber

The Divine Chariot Heraclitus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, he was called "The Obscure" and the "Weeping Philosopher".  
     Confucius 

was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. 

confucian mysticism video Celts

 were an ethno-linguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture.
            celtic mysticism video  
    Sacred-Texts: Hinduism 
            Upanishads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  are a collection of philosophical texts which form the theoretical basis for the Hindu religion.
            The Light of God Almighty Within (Upanishads)
            The Upanishads, Part 1 (SBE01): Contents 
            The Upanishads, Part 1 (SBE01): Vâgasaneyi-Samhitâ-Upanishad, sometimes called Îsâvâsya or Îsâ-Upanishad.: Î<I>s</I>â-Upanishad  
            God (Light) Dwelling in the heart Mundaka Upanishads  
              Upanishads 
        upanishad mysticism video    
     Puranas -

"of ancient times" are a genre of important Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography 
             

All 18 major Puranas pdf
Gautama Buddha

or Siddhartha was born in Nepal northeast of India and moved southwest


                

Utter Pradesh

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state of Northern India where Buddha lived and died ( concept of Enlightenment came from Hinduism via the ancient Indus Valley Civilization to the west)


           

The Teaching of Buddha a book by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai 

- quotes from Buddha on the light in the book 


                      Buddha is waiting on the other shore, that is, His world of enlightenment, wherein there is no greed, no anger, no ignorance, no suffering, no agony, but where there are only the light of wisdom and the rain of compassion. 
                     In this pure land there are only boundless Light and everlasting life. Those who reach this haven will never return to the world of delusion.
                     Following the Noble path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand: the darkness will all be cleared away and the room will be filled with light.

People who understand the meaning of the Noble truths and have learned to follow the Noble Path are in possession of the light of wisdom that will clear away the darkness of ignorance.

Buddhism

   is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha (meaning "the awakened one") . The Buddha is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering through eliminating ignorance  by way of understanding and seeing dependent origination  and eliminating craving, and thus attain the highest happiness, nirvāņa.

buddhist mysticism video Bodhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the nature of things. It is traditionally translated into English with the word enlightenment and literally means awakened.
            Dhyana - a state of detached concentration 
            Dharma Laws of nature
            Samadhi (enlightenment) notice #2
                     

Four types of samadhi   - Buddha identifies four types of concentration development, each with a different goal:
1.A pleasant abiding in this current life — achieved through concentrative development of the four jhānas
2.Knowledge and the divine eye — achieved by concentration on light
3.Mindfulness and clear comprehension — achieved through concentrative mindfulness of the rise and fall of feelings, perceptions and thoughts.
4.The destruction of the taints — achieved through concentrative mindfulness of the rise and fall of the five aggregates. 

Four Noble Truths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                       The four noble truths can be summarized as follows:
1.The truth of dukkha (suffering, anxiety, stress)
2.The truth of the origin of dukkha
3.The truth of the cessation of dukkha
4.The truth of the path leading to the cessation of dukkha 
            The Four Noble Truths 
            The Four Noble Truths2 
            Fourteen Unanswerable Questions 
                    Is the world eternal?
                    Is the world finite?
                    Is the self identical with the body?
                    Does the Buddha exist after death?
            The Light - Buddhism 
             Zen

is a school of Mahayana Buddhism, and originated in China during the 6th century as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, to Korea and east to Japan. The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word  Dzyen (Modern Mandarin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which can be approximately translated as "absorption" or "meditative state". Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment.

Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment by Zen Master Keizan   (978-1-57062-949-5) - Transmission of Light
Satori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, "comprehension; understanding". It refers to the experience of "seeing into one's true nature, "or "essence." it is commonly translated as enlightenment, or buddhahood.    


Kōan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is used in Zen-practice to provoke the "great doubt", and test a student's progress in Zen practice.
            Divine Light The entire world is reflected in an eye; the entire world is contained in everyday conversation; the entire world is throughout your body; the entire world is your own Divine Light; the entire world is within your Divine Light and inseparable from yourself.” 
    Greek Philosophy dealt with a wide variety of subjects, including political philosophy (running government), ethics (moral philosophy), metaphysics (nature of being), ontology (philosophy of the nature of being), logic (modes of reasoning), biology (study of life & living organisms), rhetoric (art of discourse - speaking), and aesthetics (nature of art, beauty & taste).
        Greek Philosophy and the Trinity  
        Sophism -

In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the tools of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete—excellence, or virtue—predominantly to young statesmen and nobility.

Democracy

is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. 
        Pythagoras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was born on the island of Samos, and might have travelled widely in his youth, visiting Egypt and other places seeking knowledge. Around 530 BC, he moved to Croton, a Greek colony in southern Italy, and there set up a religious sect. His followers pursued the religious rites and practices developed by Pythagoras, and studied his philosophical theories. Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC. He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist, but he is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name.

Pythagoreanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pythagoras Esotericism

 "within", thus "pertaining to the more inward", mystic. Its antonym is "exoteric".
            Monad - Oneness of Divinity without division
             "Monads, Centers of Consciousness" by G. de Purucker 
            Spiritual Monad
            Music of the speres Musica universalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies—the Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica.

Shabda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Esoterically, Shabd is the “Sound Current vibrating in all creation. It can be heard by the inner ears.” Variously referred to as the Audible Life Stream, Inner Sound, Sound Current or Word in English, the Shabd is the esoteric essence of God which is available to all human beings, according to the Shabd path teachings of Eckankar, the Quan Yin Method, Sant Mat, Surat Shabd Yoga, and M.S.I.A. (Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness).

Nāma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"name" - Spiritually, it is the principal method or tool of meditation, which is meant to unite the soul with the Supreme Soul and is the internal rhythm, the internal sound that a man experiences.
            Pythagoras school (world traveler -Greece, Egypt, Chaldeans and Magi (Persia) - student of Zorastrianism - inspiration for the Essenes and baptism 
            Pythagoras - Thales advised Pythagoras to go to Egypt
            Pythagoras school and the Delphi mysteries - biography and conncection to Israel by blessing at birth 
            Pythagoras life and work   
           Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans     
           Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color
           Pythagoras of Samos (ca. 560-ca. 480 BC) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography  
           Quotes by Pythagoras. An Pythagoras Quote Library | The Gaiam Blog (and the Divine Essence) 
                        2 quotes - Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul. Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)
                                         The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or to evil.
            pythagorean mysticism video   
            Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions.
            Transmigration of Souls also known as reincarnation or metempsychosis 
            metempsychosis greek term for reincarnation
            Reincarnation and Israel (Zorastrian origin) 
        Who's Who in the History of Western Mysticism - pre Christian mystics and Christian    
        Heraclitus - wikipedia

is the first to use the word "Logos"  - excerpt - The meaning of Logos also is subject to interpretation: "word", "account", "plan", "formula", "measure", "proportion", "reckoning." Though Heraclitus "quite deliberately plays on the various meanings of logos", there is no compelling reason to suppose that he used it in a special technical sense, significantly different from the way it was used in ordinary Greek of his time. The later Stoics understood it as "the account which governs everything,"and Hippolytus, in the 3rd century AD, identified it as meaning the Christian Word of God


Origin of the word - logos Heraclitus - logos - fire Second Temple of Jews

- rebuilt by Cyrus the Great a Persian King (Zoroastrian) 
       

500BC 

    Anaxagoras - concept of mind 
           Anaxagoras marked a turning-point in the history of philosophy. With him speculation passes from the colonies of Greece to settle at Athens. By the theory of minute constituents of things, and his emphasis on mechanical processes in the formation of order, he paved the way for the atomic theory. 
         Nous (mind)  in mysticism is a form of perception which works within the mind ("the mind's eye")
    Euripides  - was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens.
               Medea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

is a Colchian woman in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios, and later wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had two children, Mermeros and Pheres. In Euripides's play Medea, Jason leaves Medea when Creon, king of Corinth, offers him his daughter, Glauce. The play tells about how Medea avenges her husband's betrayal.


    Empedocles - elements
          Classical elements - air, fire, earth, water

Talmud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "instruction, learning" - The whole Hebrew Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long.
   Gemara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is a part of the Talmud and means "learning by tradition"
    Tanakh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is the canon (collection of books)   of the Hebrew Bible
    Ecclesia - principal assembly of the democracy of ancient Athens 
            The translation of the Greek Word "Ekklesia" in the English Bible and its Ramifications.
    Herodotus is the Father of History
    Aristophanes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Father of Comedy
    Protagoras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Plato credits him with having invented the role of the professional sophist or teacher of virtue. He is also believed to have created a major controversy during ancient times through his statement that "man is the measure of all things". 


Parmenides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

describes two views of reality. In "the way of truth" he explains how reality  is one, change is impossible, and existence is timeless, uniform, necessary, and unchanging. In "the way of opinion," he explains the world of appearances, in which one's sensory faculties lead to conceptions which are false and deceitful. These ideas strongly influenced the whole of Western philosophy, perhaps most notably through its effect on Plato.    


Musaeus of Athens

 was a legendary polymath, philosopher, historian, prophet, seer, priest, poet, and musician, said to have been the founder of priestly poetry in Attica.
    Zeno many- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  a collection of philosphers with that name from the 5th century BC to the 1st century BC (see link)
    Philolaus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

argued that at the foundation of everything is the part played by the limiting and limitless, which combine together in a harmony. He is also credited with originating the theory that the earth was not the center of the universe.

Scythians - ancient Iranian Nomads in Eastern Europe Shinto

 is the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the people of Japan.
           Amaterasu - godess of the sun 
            Shinto - way of gods - polytheistic
           shinto mysticism video

400BC 

    Dead Sea Scrolls 

are a collection of 972 texts consisting of biblical manuscripts from what is now known as the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. These manuscripts have been dated to various ranges between 408 BCE and 318 CE. The scrolls are traditionally identified with the ancient Jewish sect called the Essenes.

Teacher of Righteousness in Dead sea Scrolls - Jesus?

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With the prevailing scholarship of the dating of the scrolls, the view came forth that the Teacher of Righteousness was the biblical Jesus. This caused a furor, and   when Dupont-Sommer translated some scrolls, he claimed that the Teacher of Righteousness had been crucified! ..........They speak of a "pierced Messiah....Wicked Priest attacked and killed the Teacher of Righteousness on the Day of Atonement

Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Studies pdf

   

Belial (Satan) in Dead Sea Scrolls War of the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness (Essenes)

   

Mahabharata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.
                YouTube - Mahabharat - Episode 1  
    Bhagavad Gita - 700–verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Krishna on a variety of philosophical issues.
        Bhagavad Gita text 
        Bhagavad Gita pdf  quote excerpt from top of page 12 -  "

That the Light of all lights, is said to be beyond darkness, knowledge, the

knowable, the goal of knowledge, seated in the hearts of all

."
        bhagavad gita mysticism video 
     Siddhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "perfection", "accomplishment", "attainment", or "success". The term is first attested in the Hindu Mahabharata.
     Socrates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

is one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.  

        "...saw a vision...beholding apparitions innocent, and simple, and calm and happy as in a mystery, shining in pure light, pure ourselves." -- Socrates 
    Plato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

Platonism

 is the philosophy of Plato or the name of other philosophical systems considered   closely derived from it. 
        Demiurge -

The demiurge is a concept from the Platonic, Neopythagorean, Middle Platonic, and Neoplatonic schools of philosophy for an artisan-like figure responsible for the fashioning and maintenance of the physical universe.The term was subsequently adopted by the Gnostics. Although a fashioner, the demiurge is not necessarily thought of as being the same as the creator figure in the familiar monotheistic sense, because both the demiurge itself plus the material from which the demiurge fashions the universe are considered either uncreated and eternal, or the product of some other being, depending on the system.

Form of the Good

  -

The Sun is described in a simile as the child or offspring of the Form of the Good in that it makes physical objects visible and generates life on earth

Plato's Divine Dialogues online ebook Platonic Epistemology

holds that knowledge is innate, so that learning is the development of ideas buried deep in the soul.
        World Soul - "anima mundi," is an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet
        Henosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Oneness with the Monad 
        Theoria - contemplation 
        The Republic was

written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man.

Allegory of the Cave

- a light at the end of the tunnel -

Socrates says, "that the man was compelled to look at the fire: wouldn't he be struck blind and try to turn his gaze back toward the shadows, as toward what he can see clearly and hold to be real? What if someone forcibly dragged such a man upward, out of the cave: wouldn't the man be angry at the one doing this to him? And if dragged all the way out into the sunlight, wouldn't he be distressed and unable to see "even one of the things now said to be true" because he was blinded by the light?

Myth of Er - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Atlantis and Plato Atlantis

- quotes by Plato
              Timaeus- "

For it is related in our records how once upon a time your State stayed the course of a mighty host, which, starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean, was insolently advancing to attack the whole of Europe, and Asia to boot. For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, 'the pillars of Heracles,' there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean. For all that we have here, lying within the mouth of which we speak, is evidently a haven having a narrow entrance; but that yonder is a real ocean, and the land surrounding it may most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there existed a confederation of kings, of great and marvelous power, which held sway over all the island, and over many other islands also and parts of the continent."
                 

Critias

- "But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that spot has now become impassable and unsearchable, being blocked up by the shoal mud which the island created as it settled down."
                 

Best Quotes by Plato

You cannot conceive the many without the one.      Plato 
                          We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.   Plato 
                          Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because he is unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.    Plato

                         The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.     Plato 
                         No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.   Plato 
                        Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.     Plato                       

Greek Philosophy and the Trinity Allegory of the Cave

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"My opinion is that in the world of knowledge the idea of good (the Good) appears last of all, and is seen only with an effort; and, when seen, is also inferred to be the universal author of all things beautiful and right, parent of light and of the lord of light in this visible world, and the immediate source of reason and truth in the intellectual." (Plato 517b,c)

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Utopia

is an ideal community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. Chronologically, the first recorded utopian proposal is Plato's Republic.

utopian mysticism video Aristotle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.

Transcendence (philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is used primarily with reference to God's relation to the world, and means that God is completely outside of and beyond the world, as contrasted with the notion that God is manifested in the world. 

The Noetic Absolute

 Transcendent God, Logos and creation
              Divinity 

is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as God, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. Such things are regarded as "divine" due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the Earth. Divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth.

Metaphysics

 is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world.
               Metaphysics by Aristotle - especially read Book XII Lambda: Divine Being - unmoved mover 
               Summary of Aristotle's Metaphysics 
               YouTube - Aristotle's Metaphysics videos
        Aristotle - View of God -

a Being Who is pure actuality, and Whose life is self-contemplative thought (noesis noeseos). The Supreme Being imparted movement to the universe by moving the First Heaven, the movement, however, emanated from the First Cause 
          

Aristotle - Active Intellect and light

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This sort of intellect [which is like light in the way it makes potential things work as what they are] is separate, as well as being without attributes and unmixed, since it is by its thinghood a being-at-work, for what acts is always distinguished in stature above what is acted upon, as a governing source is above the material it works on.

Aristotle treatise - On the Soul

- mind immortal
        YouTube - Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, 3 
   Alexander the Great 

was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece and he was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.

Ptolomey 11

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was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 BCE to 246 BCE
            He began his reign as co-regent with his father Ptolemy I from ca. 285 BCE to ca. 283 BCE, and maintained a splendid court in Alexandria.

Septuagint

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"Greek Old Testament") is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Greek, begun in the late 3rd century BCE. The Septuagint is quoted by the New Testament (particularly by St. Paul), and by the Apostolic Fathers. The traditional story is that Ptolemy II sponsored the translation for use by the many Alexandrian Jews who were fluent in Koine Greek (the lingua franca of the Eastern Mediterranean from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE, until the development of Byzantine Greek around 600 CE), but not in Hebrew.

Koine Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- Hellenistic Greek
    Hellenistic civilization represents the zenith of Greek influence in the ancient world and is a fusion of the Ancient Greek world with that of the Near East, Middle East and Southwest Asia, and a departure from earlier Greek attitudes towards "barbarian" cultures. 
        hellenistic mysticism videos  
    Paganism refers to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous.
    Stoicism taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and that a sage, or person of "moral and intellectual perfection", would not suffer such emotions.
     Taoism means "way", "path" or "principle" - Chinese philosophy     
         taoist mysticism video  
        Taoism as a religion  
        Tao the Way 
        Healing Light of the Tao book 
        Temple of Heaven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
        Taoism vs. Confucianism (see Confucianism 551bc) 
   Epicureanism -

Epicurus was an atomic materialist, following in the steps of Democritus. His materialism led him to a general attack on superstition and divine intervention. Epicurus believed that pleasure is the greatest good. But the way to attain pleasure was to live modestly and to gain knowledge of the workings of the world and the limits of one's desires. This led one to attain a state of tranquility (ataraxia) and freedom from fear, as well as absence of bodily pain (aponia). The combination of these two states is supposed to constitute happiness in its highest form. Although Epicureanism is a form of hedonism, insofar as it declares pleasure to be the sole intrinsic good, its conception of absence of pain as the greatest pleasure and its advocacy of a simple life make it different from "hedonism" as it is commonly understood. 
      

YouTube - The Epicureans (part 1 of 3) YouTube - The Epicureans (part 3 of 3)

300BC   

        Alexandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
         Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant library of the ancient world. - burns in 45 BC by accident of Julius Caesar
        Contents of the Alexandrian Library 
        Alexandrian Library videos
        Alexandria map - Cairo and Israel
            didascaleion teaching method
        The School of Alexandria - Part I - An Introduction to the School of Alexandria 
        Biography of St. Athanasius | Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Patriarch of Alexandria
   List of Old Testament Pseudepigrapha 

are works produced after the closing of the Hebrew Bible canon but before production of the Christian canon that are not accepted as canonical by Jews or all Christians today. Some of these works may have Christian authors, but books in this list are predominantly Jewish in character and origin.

Old testament Pseudepigrapha The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (R. H. Charles) Book of Enoch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. 
         Book of Enoch quoted in new testament Jude 1:14-14 
         Book of Enoch  
         Book of Enoch pdf 
    Indian Gymnosphist and the Greeks  ancient Indian philosophers who pursued asceticism to the point of regarding food and clothing as detrimental to purity of thought.

200BC

   
Mahāsāghika
 - literally the "Great Sagha", was one of the early Buddhist schools in ancient India.
   Development of the Hebrew Canon (collection of books in the Bible) 
   Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Rāja yoga
        Raja yoga 

is concerned principally with the cultivation of the viewer's mind using a succession of steps, such as meditation and contemplation. Its object is to further one's acquaintance with reality and to achieve awakening and eventually enlightenment.

yoga sutras videos Maccabees

were a Jewish rebel army that took control of Judea, which had been a client state of the Seleucid Empire. They founded the Hasmonean dynasty, which ruled from 164 BCE to 63 BCE, reasserting the Jewish religion, expanding the boundaries of the Land of Israel, by conquest, which included instances of forced conversion, reducing the influence of Hellenism and Hellenistic Judaism.

 Silk Road 

The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East from China to the Mediterranean Sea. 114bc to 1450 ad



Hanukkah - Festival of Lights First Hanukkah

100BC

   Middle Platonism -

The pre-eminent philosopher in this period was Plutarch (c. 45-120), who defended the freedom of the will, and the immortality of the soul. He sought to show that God, in creating the world, had transformed matter, as the receptacle of evil, into the divine soul of the world, but where it continued to operate as the source of all evil. God is a transcendent being, which operates through divine intermediaries, which are the gods and daemons of popular religion.


     Philo Judeus attempted to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Jewish philosophy.
        The Essenes by Philo and other historians

"The sect of the Essenes maintain that Fate governs all things, and that nothing can befall man contrary to its determination and will.These men live the same kind of life which among the Greeks has been ordered by Pythagoras." 
    "They believe that their souls are immortal, but that their bodies are corruptible. They believe the soul is trapped in the body and is freed with death. They believe that there is a place 'across the ocean' where just souls gather, a place reserved for the immortal souls of the just." 
   " Thus, unbeleivable though this may seem, for thousands of centuries a people has existed which is eternal yet into which no one is born: so fruitful for them is the repentance which others feel for their past lives!" 
    "These ones have turned aside from the vulgar herd to devote themselves to a contemplation of nature's verities." 

The Works of Philo The Contemplative Life

 - Light of the Soul- "

I am speaking here not of the sight of the body, but of that of the soul, by which alone truth and falsehood are distinguished from one another.  But the therapeutic sect of mankind, being continually taught to see without interruption, may well aim at obtaining a sight of the living God, and may pass by the sun, which is visible to the outward sense, and never leave this order which conducts to perfect happiness. (12) But they who apply themselves to this kind of worship, not because they are influenced to do so by custom, nor by the advice or recommendation of any particular persons, but because they are carried away by a certain heavenly love, give way to enthusiasm, behaving like so many revellers in bacchanalian or corybantian mysteries, until they see the object which they have been earnestly desiring. (13) Then, because of their anxious desire for an immortal and blessed existence, thinking that their mortal life has already come to an end, they leave their possessions to their sons or daughters, or perhaps to other relations, giving them up their inheritance with willing cheerfulness; and those who know no relations give their property to their companions or friends, for it followed of necessity that those who have acquired the wealth which sees, as if ready prepared for them, should be willing to surrender that wealth which is blind to those who themselves also are still blind in their minds."
    "Desiring not a mortal but an immortal offspring, which the soul that is attached to God is alone able to produce by itself and from itself, the Father having sown in it rays of light appreciable only by the intellect, by means of which it will be able to perceive the doctrines of wisdom."

Pagan Regeneration: Chapter IX: The Mysticism of Philo read chapter 6

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The ultimate goal of the soul's endeavor was an immediate vision of God himself. This, in Philo's estimation, was the supreme experience of the religious life. 
   

Post-biblical Jewish studies - Therapeutes- spiritual healers online bookNeopyythagoreanism

was a school of Hellenistic philosophy which revived Pythagorean doctrines and  was influenced by Middle Platonism and in turn influenced Neoplatonism. It is concerned with the concept of a soul and its inherent desire for union with the divine.

Virgil

was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets.

Daily Bible Study - Roman Emperors 


   

Pater familias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was the head of a Roman family and had power over his own extended familia. He held legal privilege over the property of the familia, and varying levels of authority over his dependents.

Pax Romana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was the long period of relative peace and minimal expansion by military force that was experienced by the Roman Empire in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

RomanEmpire Map - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Mahayana literally the "Great Vehicle" is one of the two main existing branches of Buddhism which refers to the path of seeking complete enlightenment.
Cleopatra VII - dies 30BC - was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
Virgin Mary - mother of Jesus

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    Map of Ancient Israel in NT - Mount Carmel 
    Map of Ancient Israel - Jordan River
     Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity, whom a majority of Christian denominations believe to be the Son of God.
        Virgin birth of Jesus 
              Theotokos title of Mary, the mother of Jesus
         Incarnation is the belief that Jesus Christ the second person of the Trinity, also known as God the Son or the Logos (Word), "became flesh" by being conceived in the womb of a woman, the Virgin Mary, also known as the Theotokos (God-bearer).
              The Theanthropic Nature of Man - God and man together
        Jesus Was a Nazarean Essene « American Pendulum  
        Essene Nazarean Church of Mount Carmel  
        Jesus the Essenes and the Mount Carmel Mystery 
        Tabor Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "Uncreated Light or Divine Light" - is the light revealed on Mount Tabor at the Transfiguration of Jesus, identified with the light seen by Paul at his conversion.
        Divine Light - quotes from bible, saints and Christian mystics 
        Divinization - deification, theosis -

"making divine"

Matthew 17:1-6 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Transfiguration of our Lord Who is the Morning Star Jesus Went To India Messiah The History of Isha Messiah-Jesus the Christ 16

Messianic prophecies 
         The Ascension of Christ 
         The Great Tribulation 
        

The Second Coming of Christ 
                  The Second Coming of Christ - Matthew 24:25-28 false teachers (some bible verses) -

Behold, I have told you in advance. So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.  For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 
                        

The Sign of His Coming

matthew 24:29-30 

But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see   the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 
                       

The Rapture The Rapture bible verses

1 Thessalonians 4:16

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

The kingdom of God is within you

  Luke 17:20-21

Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Jesus prays for all believers 

John 17:20-26 -

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”


           

We are the temple of God

1 Corinthians 3:16

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 

Body is a temple of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 6:19-20   

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Single or clear eye of medtation on the Divine Light within

- Mathew 6:22-23 King James Version "

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"  (Notice in this translation the usage of the word "single" instead of "clear")
         

Luke 11:34 Greek Texts and Analysis

(The lamp of the body is the eye - notice the conditional phrase "when the eye of you is clear" then notice the outcome - the body is filled with light)


          

Third eye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- single or clear eye 


                    

Enlightenment (spiritual) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia light quotes


         

Parable of the ten virgins

- Matthew 25:1-13 Do you have oil in your lamp?


         

Parable of the ten virgins

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notice ten virgins with their lamps, 5 have oil (time spent with the Holy Spirit - Divine light - uncreated Light), 5 have no oil (no time spent worshiping in the Spirit), the Bride Groom comes but only those who are ready may go into the marriage feast, while the others have gone away to buy oil (time) the doors are locked, they come knocking and saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us." But He answered, "Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you." - moral of the story - Be ready! Worship in the Spirit of the Light!


         

Meditation on the Holy Spirit (Divine Light)

- I die daily

 


         

The righteous wil shine like the sun

Matthew 13:43 

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


          

Our abode with the Father and the Son

John 14:23  

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. (   notice the phrase "We will come to him and make our abode with him"  then see Filioque at 300 and 1000AD- source of conflict - it appears to me that Roman Catholicism is correct on this point)


        

catholic mysticism christian mysticism video


        The word became flesh - John 1:1-5 

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
         

The Last Supper Eucharist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   


       

Crucifixion of Jesus atonement

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is a theory in Christian theology related to the meaning and effect of the death of Jesus Christ and has been traditionally taught in Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed circles. Theologically and historically, the word "satisfaction" does not mean gratification as in common usage, but rather "to make restitution": mending what has been broken, paying back what was taken.


      

 Resurrection 

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The Gospels narrate that after Christ's Passion and suffering on the Cross, he was laid in a tomb which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea. After three days in the tomb, Christ broke the bonds of Death through his resurrection. 
          

Shroud of Turin

is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion, and the image on the shroud is commonly associated with Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial.
         

Pentecost

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Fifty days after the Resurrection, on the excising Jewish feast of Pentecost, while the disciples and many other followers of Jesus Christ were gathered together to pray, the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the form of "cloven tongues of fire," with the sound of a mighty rushing wind, and they began to speak in languages that they did not know.
         

God is love

- 1 John  4:8  

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 
         

God is Light

- 1 John 1:5

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 
         

God is Spirit

 

- John 4:24  "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in the spirit and in the truth." 
          

we participate in the divine nature

2 Peter 1:4

For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that   by them you may become partakers of

the

divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.


       

Take heed to a Light that shines in a dark place

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Light of soul shining within

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2 Peter 1:19

"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." 


          

a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory

see link

1 Corinthians 2:4-10 our glory is the light of deification


      

I stand at the door and knock

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meditation and voice of God

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Revelation3 3:20

 

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me." 

see Pythagoras music of the spheres 600BC 


      

Gospel preached even to the dead

1 Peter 4:3-6

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you; but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.


       

Eternal life through Christ

- John 3:14-15    "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.” 
          Immortality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
                Afterlife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  


      

Some verses containing the word "light" in the New Testament

 


        

A Voice from Heaven the Sound of Many Waters

- Revelations 14:2 "

And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists   playing on their harps."

see Pythagoras music of the spheres 600BC


         

John the Apostle's vision while in of the son of man during meditation

in Revelations 1:12-16  "

Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

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Antichrist

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is  within the context of Christian belief, where Jesus the messiah, appears in his Second coming to earth, to face the emergence of the Antichrist figure. Just as Christ is the savior and the ideal model for humanity, his opponent in the End of days will be a single figure of concentrated evil.  
               

Little horn

- Prophecy in Daniel - interpretation from rekindling the reformation


                  

YouTube - antichrist YouTube - httradio's 6 videos on The 2nd Coming of Christ


         

Apocalypse -

is usually a revelation of hidden meaning - hidden from human knowledge in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. In the Revelation of John, the last book of the New Testament, the revelation which John receives is that of the ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, and that is the primary meaning of the term, one that dates to 1175. Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general. 


         

Millennialism

  - A millennium is a period of one thousand years, and, in particular, Christ's thousand-year rule on this earth, either directly preceding or immediately following the Second Coming (and the Day of Judgement). 
         

Christian eschatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- is the study of the end of things, whether the end of an individual life, the end of the age, or the end of the world. 
        Salvation - in religion, is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. It may also be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects. 
        Two greatest commandments - Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”


          

Judged according to our deeds

- Revelations 20:13

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.
         

Book of Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- is the book in which God records the names of every person who is destined for Heaven or the World to Come 
                 Book of life and judgment - see link Revelations 20:11-15  - excerpt verse 15 - And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was   thrown into the lake of fire.


          

  No need for the sun in heaven - the Lord will illumine us

- Revelations 22:3-5  

There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. 
            

The Wedding Feast and a guest with no wedding garment

    Matthew 22:11-14    

“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” 
             Interpretation: How did he get there? Was it by the light? If so, did he only believe in the light but not the Father of the Light? The light without Christ cannot save you. For Jesus said in John 14:6   “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me 
             

The Gospel preached to the dead 

  1 Peter 4:6  

For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to

the will of

God. 
                Interpretation: God has sent His Light to the Nations because He loves ALL mankind. Some have seen this light shining in their souls but had never heard of the Judeo Christian God or of Christ. And so we read in  2 Peter 3:9  "

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance." 


            

Deification 

- or making divine, or theosis, the transforming effect of divine grace, the spirit of God, or the atonement of Christ. It literally means to become more divine, more like God, and/or take upon a "divine nature." 


           

Heaven

- a place that you will want to be in when you die - the eternal abode of the blessed and divine
         We will be like the angels - Matthew 22:30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.


           

The Devil

 - is believed in many religions, myths and cultures to be a supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the enemy of God and humankind. 
                  Pauls warning in II Corinthians 11:14 about Satan disguising himself as an angel of light    
                         YouTube - devil angel of light  
                  devil light bearer video (Christian perspective) 
        The Real Devil a biblical exploration
        Satan - is the supreme evil spirit and adversary to God and humanity. 
               Satan and Angel of Light Bible verse 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
        Lucifer - is the King James Version rendering in Isaiah 14:12. This word occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible and according to Strong's Concordance means "shining one, morning star, Lucifer". The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate, which translates lucifer meaning "the morning star, the planet Venus" (or, as an adjective, "light-bringing"), The Septuagint renders it meaning "morning star". Kaufmann Kohler says that the Greek Septuagint translation is "Phosphoros". 
          Science Of Being | Lightbearer Meaning  
           Lucifer: Light Bearer and Morning Star (No. 223)  - confusion over Christ and Lucifer having same titles 
                 Venus, Light Bearer To Earth:  
                  Lucifer - where did the word come from and what is its true meaning?   
                   Lucifer in the bible   
         Lake of fire - appears, in both ancient Egyptian and Christian religion, as a place of after-death punishment of the wicked.
         Hell - a place that you do not want to be in when you die - the eternal abode of the damned 
        Asceticism and the New Testament - Google Books  
    Spirit - the breathing entity of consciousness

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"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
         

  Pentecost - Acts 2:1-3  "

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that   separated and came to rest on each of them."

Paul the Apostle Light shall shine out of darkness

2 Corinthians 4:6 

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Ephesians 5:14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."Paul's vision of the third heaven in paradise

- 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 "

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.   Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell."

Spirit, Soul and Body

- (consciousness by seeing and hearing out of body)

It was the place called also by the apostle Paul "the third heaven" (2 Cor. 12) - an

existing place then long after the death of the thief; for he says he was "caught up into paradise." When there he had lost all consciousness of the existence of the body; for he says, "Whether in the body I cannot tell, or whether out of the body I cannot tell." Yet he retained the consciousness of a man; he heard words which it was not possible for him to utter. 
    

Philip and bilocation in the bible Acts 8:26-40 see link        bilocation verses -

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When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea."  
       

Transmigration

- moving from one place to another through spiritual powers


            

bilocation bilocation catholic


    

Stephen's face like the face of an angel before becoming the first martyr

Acts 6:15 And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.


Didache

- First Century short treatise- "

Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the Twelve Apostles


         Read The Didache  
        a history of christian doctrine online book    
     Plutarch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist.

"He who has succeeded in getting inside, and has seen a great light, as though a shrine were opened, adopts another bearing of silence and amazement, and 'humble and orderly attends upon' reason as upon a god."

-- (Plutarch, Progress in Virtue 81e) 
    Mithraic Mysteries 

were a mystery religion practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra, adapted into Greek as Mithras, had a complex system of seven grades of initiation with ritual meals.

mithras of the persians videos mithraic mysteries videos Papacy 

  a child's word for father" - is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
        Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome at the Vatican.
        History of Papacy 
        Vicarius Fili Dei and the Pope - Representative of the Son of God
        Vatican Hill 

is the name given, long before the founding of Christianity, to one of the hills on the side of the Tiber opposite the traditional seven hills of Rome. The name "Vatican" has often been thought to derive from the Latin "vates", meaning "seer, soothsayer" 

Christian Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

refers to the whole Christian religious tradition through history.
    Ignatius of Antioch was among the Apostolic Fathers, was the third Bishop of Antioch, and was a student of John the Apostle.
    Christian Mystics in the Church 
    Catholic Church 

is the world's largest Christian church, with more than one billion members worldwide.  It is among the oldest institutions in the world and has played a prominent role in the history of Western civilization. The Catholic hierarchy is led by the Pope and includes cardinals, patriarchs and diocesan bishops.

Catholicism vs. Paganism Doctrine of Divine Light in Bible The Shepherd of Hermas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a Christian literary work of the 1st or 2nd century, considered a valuable book by many Christians, and considered canonical scripture by some of the early Church fathers such as Irenaeus.

Josephus

was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer who was born in Jerusalem became an advisor and friend of Vespasian's son Titus. He served as an advisor and translator to Titus when Titus led the Siege of Jerusalem, and after failing to convince the leaders of the Jewish revolt to surrender, lead to the Siege of Jerusalem which resulted in the city's destruction and the looting and destruction of Herod's Temple (Second Temple) .

Josephus on the Essenes - Biblical Archaeology Review Siege of Jerusalem - Destruction of the Solomons Temple Mandaism

 is a non-christian gnostic religion based on "knowledge" with a strongly dualistic worldview.
            Divine Principles of the Sabian religion - roots in Sumerian religion and the divine light of god  Some truths on Mandaism
    Christian mysticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  ranges from ecstatic visions of the soul's mystical union with God to simple prayerful contemplation of Holy Scripture ( Lectio Divina).
    Simeon bar Yochai - early Kabbalist who allegedly wrote the Zohar 
               Zohar - Kabbalah  (also see 1300ad) "Splendor or Radiance" is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah
        The Essence - about the Zohar
        Kelippot - kabbalah- demonic powers  
    Sol - Roman solar deity

100AD 

Ante-Nicene Fathers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

"The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325", is a collection of books in 10 volumes (one volume is indexes) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. 

Ex nihilo

- meaning "out of nothing". It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation, as in creatio ex nihilo, meaning "creation out of nothing"—chiefly in philosophical or theological contexts, but also occurs in other fields.
First vause Argument 
1.everything that begins to exist has a cause
2.the universe began to exist
3.therefore, the universe must have a cause
  Gnosticism - "learned knowledge" is a modern scholarly term for a set of religious beliefs and spiritual practices found among some early Christian and non-Christian groups called "gnostic" ("knowing") by Irenaeus and other early Christian leaders. In the past many scholars believed that gnosticism pre-dated Christianity, but now it is generally accepted that gnosticism developed into a coherent movement only in the second century CE. Clement called himself a Gnostic. Gnosticism was primarily defined in Christian context, e.g., as "the acute Hellenization of Christianity." 
          An overview of Gnosticism and the Bible 
  Origin of Gnosticism 
                   gnosticism video
 Pantheon  "temple consecrated to all gods" is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD 
   Fontana della Pigna - Pine Cone - symbol of enlightenment - see Thyrsus staff of fennel, ivy and topped with pine cone in Dionysian mysteries under Dionysus in mid 1400's 
         

Composed of a large bronze pine cone almost four meters high which once spouted water from the top, the Pigna originally stood near the Pantheon next to the Temple of Isis. It was moved to the courtyard of the old St. Peter's Basilica during the Middle Ages and then moved again, in 1608, to its present location. 
            

Pigna

- pine cone and the Pantheon's stunning dome, whose 'hole' was said to be closed by the pine-cone
             

The latter street is named after a church called Santo Stefano de Pinea `"St.Stephen of the pine-cone"

Iseum

- Temple of Isis An Iseum, also spelled Isaeum, is a sanctuary (or temple) for the worshippers of the Greco-Roman god Isis. Isis was originally an Egyptian goddess who became hellenised. Many Iseums still exist today. They include the temple of Isis at Pompeii, a dedication at the Egyptian complex at Philae, and a scattering around modern-day Italy. 
     sun and the pine on ancient roman gravestones pine trees flanking graves - supposedly there are many graves with symbols of pine cone and sun (Pineal gland- third eye - illumination)
       

The cemetery occupies 77 acres on the north edge of the town of Nettuno, about 30 miles from Rome. In some ways, it looks like any American war cemetery, with rows of even headstones and lush green grass. In others, it is uniquely Italian, with Roman pine and cypress trees flanking the graves. 

Catechetical School of Alexandria Alexandrian School Pantaenus

"the Sicilian bee" -

had a great influence of the Catechetical School in Alexandria on the development of Christian theology, in particular in the early debates on the interpretation of the Bible, the Trinity, and Christology.


Clement of Alexandria

was a Christian theologian who taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria and was familiar with classical Greek philosophy and literature and the Gnostics. He was influenced by Hellenistic philosophy. Two of his pupils were Origen and Alexander of Jerusalem.

Irenaeus of Lyons 

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was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He was a hearer of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of John the Evangelist. 

quote - 

"The glory of God is a living man; and the life of man consists in beholding God.”

Irenaeus and Divine Light
Divinization (theosis)

is the "making divine", the "deification" of an earthly entity
        theosis video
        divinization video  
        Abraxas  In Gnostic cosmology, the 7 letters spelling its name represent each of the 7 classic planets—Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
    Contemplation of God and the Divine Light
        YouTube - Divinization (Part II) - Archbishop Joseph Raya   
        Catholocism 

is a broad term for the body of the Catholic faith, its theologies and doctrines, its liturgical, ethical, spiritual, and behavioral characteristics, as well as a religious people as a whole.


Vatican Museum - Court of the Pigna

 "Court of the Pine cone" at the Vatican 
                        Cortile del Belvedere - Pine Cone - vatican courtyard -Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
                      Spiritual significance of the pine cone and related to the third eye 
    Tertullian - Founder of Western (Latin) Theology and concept of the Holy Trinity
          Doctrine of The Holy Trinity 

defines God as three divine persons or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The three persons are distinct yet coexist in unity, and are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial.

Christian Trinity and Roman Triad

(see 1000BC)
         The Trinity: Fact or Fiction? | Newsflash | Bible Research & Study  
         History of the Doctrine of the holy Trinity 
         Is the Holy Trinity Pagan? 
        Holy Trinity in the divine heart  
         The Trinity Doctrine Is Pagan  
         Trinity christian - pagan (Christian position) 
           The Trinity Very Anciently a Current Heathen Doctrine (Pagan position)  
Mahayana Buddhism refers to the path of seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.
        The Great Kagyu Masters: light and The Golden ... - Google Books  Clear Light of Dharmakaya
    Gnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "learned", "knowledge"; is the thought and practice, especially of various cults of late pre-Christian and early Christian centuries, distinguished by the conviction that matter is evil and that emancipation comes through gnosis.
            Gnosis

signifies a 'spiritual knowledge' or religion of knowledge, in the sense of mystical enlightenment or 'insight'. Gnosis taught a deliverance of man from the constraints of earthly existence though 'insight' into an essential relationship, as soul or spirit, with a supramundane place of freedom.

Valentinus ( Gnostic)

was the best known and for a time most successful early Christian gnostic theologian. He founded his school in Rome. According to Tertullian, Valentinus was a candidate for bishop of Rome but started his own group when another was chosen.

Gnostics or Illuminati? - The Origins of the Gnostic Movement Gnostic sects in the early church The Light Of Life Noetic Worlds (modern gnostic teachings) Body, soul and Spirit

Gnosticism
    Jewish Gnosticism - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Jewish Gnosticism   
    Origen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

anathemas see Fifth Ecumenical Council 553 - was a scholar and theologian of early Christian interest in Alexandria, and one of the writers regarding the early Church. As early as the fourth century, his orthodoxy was suspect, largely because he believed in the pre-existence and transmigration of souls, and apokatastasis, or universal reconciliation, ideas acknowledged to be beyond the pale of Christianity.

The Philocalia of Origen (1911) pp. 1-237. English translation Origen on The Light  - read number 7. Origen video

- Was Origen a church father?
        Origen encyclopedia topics | Reference.com
        Christian Reincarnation: The Long Forgotten Doctrine
    List of Christian heresies through ages  
    The Chaldean Oracles text - Chaldean mystery of the ascent towards the divine light 
     Theodotus of Byzantium 
        Writings of Theodotus 
                Excepts of Theodotus (Roberts-Donaldson)  

200AD 
 
     Hermes Trimegistus is the purported author of the Hermetic Corpus, a series of sacred texts that are the basis of Hermeticism.


         

Hermeticism

 is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs based primarily upon the pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.
        Hermetica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

are wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified with Hermes Trismegistus or "thrice-greatest Hermes", enlightens a disciple. The texts discuss the nature of the divine, mind, nature and the cosmos: some touch upon alchemy, astrology and related concepts.

What is hermeticism Hermes Trismegistus - Thoth - Pharaoh of Egypt and Father of Hermetics The Divine Pymander of Hermes: Revelation of the Above and the Below vision of hermes is light Encyclopedia info on Trismegistus

(Hermes) 
        Hermetica

are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified with Hermes Trismegistus or "thrice-greatest Hermes", enlightens a disciple. The texts discuss the nature of the divine, mind, nature and the cosmos: some touch upon alchemy, astrology and related concepts. 
          

Hermetic library The Emerald Tablet

is a text purporting to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. It claims to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus ("Hermes the Thrice-Greatest"), a legendary Hellenistic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. 

Hermetic Corpus pdf


            

The Corpus Hermeticum

   

Poemandres, the Shepard of Men

- The Corpus Hermeticum and Hermetic Tradition - Light 
  Mani was the prophet and the founder of Manichaeism, a gnostic religion of Late Antiquity which was once widespread but is now extinct.
        Cologne Mani Codex  
    Ammonius Saccas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -  teacher of both Plotinus and Origen


          he was a Greek philosopher from Alexandria who was often referred to as one of the founders of Neoplatonism. He is mainly known as the teacher of Plotinus, whom he taught for eleven years from 232 to 243. He was undoubtably the biggest influence on Plotinus in his development of Neoplatonism, although little is known about his own philosophical views. Later Christian writers stated that Ammonius was a Christian, but it is now generally assumed that there was a different Ammonius of Alexandria who wrote biblical texts. 
       According to Porphyry, the parents of Ammonius were Christians, but upon learning Greek philosophy, Ammonius rejected his parents' religion for paganism. This conversion is contested by the Christian writers Jerome and Eusebius, who state that Ammonius remained a Christian throughout his lifetime:
       [Porphyry] plainly utters a falsehood (for what will not an opposer of Christians do?) when he says that ... Ammonius fell from a life of piety into heathen customs. ... Ammonius held the divine philosophy unshaken and unadulterated to the end of his life. His works yet extant show this, as he is celebrated among many for the writings which he has left.

The Christian Ammonius Saccas and Plotinus Plotinus

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was a major philosopher of the ancient world. In his system of theory there are the three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. Influences - also include Persian and Indian philosophy
               His teacher was Ammonius Saccas who he studied under for eleven years in Alexandria, and he is of the Platonic tradition. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism and applied it to him and his philosophy which was influential in Late Antiquity. Much of the biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics.
               Speaking of Ammonius Saccas -    "This is the man I was looking for." From that day he stayed continually with Ammonius and acquired so complete a training in philosophy that he became eager to make acquaintance with the Persian philosophical discipline and that prevailing among the Indians. 
           

The Enneads by Plotinus The Six Enneads by Plotinus pdf Plotinus: The Ennead
Enneads of Plotinus - The Gold Scales Plotinus - Enneads, sel The Internet Classics Archive | The Six Enneads by Plotinus excerpts of the Enneads on Light

- fourth Ennead
                    excerpts of The Enneads on Light, God and the soul - fifth Ennead 
         Biography of Plotinus | Christian Classics Ethereal Library 
         Plotinus Biography
          Hypostasis (Neoplatonism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  The word hypostasis means underlying state or underlying substance, and is the fundamental reality that supports all else.
         Neoplatonism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

is the modern term for a school of mystical philosophy based on the teachings of Plato, other Platonists,  Plotinus, and his teacher Ammonius Saccas. Neoplatonism   focused on the spiritual and cosmological aspects of Platonic thought, synthesizing Platonism with Egyptian and Jewish theology.

Christian Platonists and Neo-platonists in History Neoplatonism

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Christian thinkers who were deeply influenced by pagan Neoplatonism are often regarded as Neoplatonists as well, most significantly Augustine of Hippo, the Greek Fathers known as the Cappadocians, Boethius, and the author called Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. 

The Christian Origin of Neo-Platonism ~ Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall Plotinus Vision of Light Or the Simplicity of Vision - Google BooksHenosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "unity, oneness" is union with what is fundamental in reality: the One, the Source or Monad.
        Nous - Mind of God - intellectual principle - Reasoning principle in Neoplatonism 
       Theurgy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - using magic to invoke divine presence  
             Metaphysical symbols in theurgy  
             Neoplatonic theurgy 
        Notes on Neoplatonism and the relation to Christianity and Gnosticism  
        Alden Swan dot com - Exploring the Twain 4 – Neo-Platonism and Eastern Orthodoxy  
        Neoplatonism and Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  -Augustine owes his conception of both God and the human soul as incorporeal substance to Neoplatonism.
    Iamblichus 
           Theurgy and the Soul
    Porphyry  -

was a Neoplatonic philosopher who was born in Tyre. He edited and published the Enneads, the only collection of the work of his teacher Plotinus. He also wrote many works himself on a wide variety of topics. In several of his works, most notably Philosophy from Oracles and Against the Christians, he was involved in a controversy with a number of early Christians.
                         Porphyry said, “God’s body is Light, and His Spirit Truth.”  

Poryphyry on the life of Plotinus Constantine the Great

- was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity 
    Antioch - first called Christians in Antioch
           School of Antioch Early system of Christian doctrine and bible interpretation 
           The Antiochene School
    Medieval History - The Middle Ages 324-1351
    Sol- Invictus - Invincible Roman Sun God - (December 25 - origin of Christmas 
    Proto-Orthodox describes the Early Christian movement which was the precursor of Christian orthodoxy which became prominent by the end of the 3rd century. 

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300AD 

   St. Peter's Basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession, and is one of the largest churches in the world.
   Macarius the Great 

was an Egyptian Christian monk and hermit. He is also known as Macarius the Elder, Macarius the Great and The Lamp of the Desert.

PSEUDO-MACARIUS

THE FIFTY SPIRITUAL HOMILIES AND THE GREAT LETTER 
     

Athanasius of Alexandria

was a bishop of Alexandria remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism. In 325, at the age of 27, Athanasius had a leading role against the Arians in the First Council of Nicaea.

Read the Athanasian Creed Nicene Creed

  formed the mainstream definition of Christianity itself.
        The Nicene Creed and Arian heresy 
       Filoque - Latin text of Nicene Creed -Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son     Greek text of Nicene Creed - Holy spirit proceeds from the Father source of East west schism
    Heresy in Christianity opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine 
    Adoptionism

was a minority Christian belief that Jesus was adopted as God's Son either at his baptism, his resurrection, or his ascension. 

Arius

  taught  the Father's divinity over the Son, and opposed Trinitarian Christology which made him a primary topic of the First Council of Nicea and condemned heresy
    Arianism was

concerned with the relationship of the persons of the Trinity ('God the Father', 'God the Son' (Jesus of Nazareth), and 'God the Holy Spirit') and the precise nature of the Son of God as being a subordinate entity to God the Father.
     

Arian controversy

was between the Christian Church fathers Arius and Athanasius related to Christology which divided the Christian church from before the Council of Nicaea in 325 to after the Council of Constantinople in 381. The most important of these controversies concerned the relationship between God the Father and Jesus Christ, with Arius defending the nontrinitarian position, while Athanasius supported the trinitarian position 
    

The Christological Controversies

- the relationship between the human and divine natures of Christ 
    Christological Controversies 2 
    Alexandria & Antioch - 2 schools of Christian thought - methods of bible interpretation 
            History of bible interpretation
    Alchemy 

The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone possessing powers including the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals gold or silver, as well as an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality.

Philosopher's stone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hypathia

- was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher in Roman Egypt who was the first historically noted woman in mathematics. As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy. As a Neoplatonist philosopher, she belonged to the mathematic tradition of the Academy of Athens, as represented by Eudoxus of Cnidus; she was of the intellectual school of the 3rd century thinker Plotinus, which encouraged logic and mathematical study in place of empirical enquiry and strongly encouraged law in place of nature. Hypatia was murdered by a christian mob; the murder of Hypatia marked the end of Classical antiquity, and her murder "effectively marked the downfall of Alexandrian intellectual life" 
    Agora movie about the life and death of Hypathia and the fall of neoplatonism - a classic
Julian the Apostate and neoplatonism - was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, and attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity. His rejection of Christianity in favour of Neoplatonic paganism caused him to be called Julian the Apostate
    Development of the 27 books in the New Testament Canon 
         New Testament 
    Biblical meanings of the word "light"
    Exhaustive Concordance - Verses with the word "light" in Old and New Testament (235 times)    To see verses in the Old Testament go to 1200BC
       Below is a collection of some of the New Testament verses in reference to the Divine Light and the light of men 

Mat 4:16 The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.
Mat 5:14 -16 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Mat 6:22-24 The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Mat 17:1-3  Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 
Luk 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 
Luk 2:29-32 “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, A Light of revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”
Luk 8:16-17  Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.  For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
Luk 11:34-36 The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.”
Jhn 1:1 -9 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
Jhn 3:19-21  This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
Jhn 5:35 He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 
Jhn 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.

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Jhn 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 
Jhn 11:9-10 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
Jhn 12:35-36 So Jesus said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”
Jhn 12:46 I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
Act 9:3-8 As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,  but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.” The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.
Act 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.
Act 22:6-11 But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me, and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ 8 And I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.’ 9 And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me. And I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.’  But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
Paul's defense before Agrippa Act 26:12-23  excerpt verses 16-18   But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;  rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 
2Cr 4:3-6 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2Cr 11:13-15  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
Eph 5:8-14  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 
Awake, O Sleeper Eph 5:6-14      excerpt verse 14     For this reason it says,“ Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
Col 1:12-13  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son
The Day of the Lord   1Th 5:1-6     excerpt verses 4-5   But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness
1Ti 6:13-16  I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 
2Pe 1:16-19 THE LIGHT OF TABOR IS THE LIGHT IN OUR HEARTS  - For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
1Jo 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that   God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1Jo 2:7-11 Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining. The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
The New Heaven and the New Earth & the New Jerusalem  Rev 21   excerpt verses 22-24    I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
Rev 22:5 And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. 


Spirit - holy spirit - soul- holy ghost - Concordance

 - 479 verses - Spirit, light and soul are closely related since God is Light and God is Spirit who dwells in unapproachable light, yet the Son of God (soul) is approachable through the power of the Holy Spirit to all believers.
1) the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
a) sometimes referred to in a way which emphasizes his personality and character (the "Holy" Spirit)
b) sometimes referred to in a way which emphasizes his work and power (the Spirit of "Truth")
c) never referred to as a depersonalized force

2) the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated
a) the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides
b) the soul

3) a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting
a) a life giving spirit
b) a human soul that has left the body
c) a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel

1) used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men

2) the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ

4) the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one
a) the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.

5) a movement of air (a gentle blast)
a) of the wind, hence the wind itself
b) breath of nostrils or mouth
YouTube - inner light is soul
Soul - Concordance - 125 verses - breath of life - consciousness 
Genesis 2:7   And the LORD God  formed man of the dust of the ground , and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 
1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
b) living being
c) living being (with life in the blood)
d) the man himself, self, person or individual
e) seat of the appetites
f) seat of emotions and passions
g) activity of mind
1) dubious
h) activity of the will
1) dubious
i) activity of the character
1) dubious
     Hesychasm  "prayer of the heart" - in tradition has been the process of retiring inward by ceasing to register the senses, and still the mind in order to achieve an experiential knowledge of God 
        hesychasm - video  
        Hesychasm - OrthodoxWiki 
            Light Theology is a term used to refer to an aspect of divine presence
                Light Theology religious connections
                Theoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "contemplation," "looking at", "gazing at", "being aware of"
                Phronema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  one particular

mindset

or

outlook' – for example, the

Orthodox mind
                Theosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

deification, or making divine, the transforming effect of divine grace, to be more like God, and/or take upon a "divine nature."

Glory (religion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. First Christian Monasteries of Egypt

- Prior to Christianity, there were Essenes, who withdrew from society and formed monastery style communities in order to pursue a contemplative life

Christian Monasteries of Alexandria

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The Therapeutae and the Christian monasteries of ancient Egypt

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And it must be remembered, that a perfected Essene was deemed holy and called “The Temple of the Holy Ghost.”

Philokalia

"love of the beautiful" is "a collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters"of the Eastern Orthodox hesychast tradition. They were originally written for the guidance and instruction of monks in "the practice of the contemplative life"

“Our Transfiguration In Christ: Mt. Tabor and Calvary; The Message of the Philokalia” – Metropolitan Kallistos « OrthodoxWord Philokalia: Seeing the Light Gaius Marius Victorinus neoplatonic teacher of Jerome and influenced Augustine Jerome

was a Roman Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, and who became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, and is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), and his list of writings is extensive

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    Augustine of Hippo  - ( Quotes)

The mind needs to be enlightened by light from outside itself, so that it can participate in truth, because it is not itself the nature of truth. You will light my lamp, Lord. " (IV.xv.25). 
"I entered into the recesses of my being.....and saw.........above my mind and Unchanging Light. Where then did I find Thee except in Thyself above myself? (Confessio              


   

Augustine and neoplatonism

  Did Plato read the Pentateuch? - I

n their thought one’s soul is pure light in the physical world of darkness, where the soul can be liberated to join the perfect original light.
He credits the books of the Platonists with making it possible for him to conceive of a non-physical, spiritual reality”Specifically, the German theologian Johannes Brachtendorf adds, “The Neoplatonists taught Augustine in Milan the metaphysical truths about God, namely that he is immutable, immaterial, highest unity, and highest good.” 
     In his On Christian Doctrines treatise, Augustine writes, “If those who are called philosophers, and especially the Platonists, have said aught that is true and in harmony with our faith, we are not only not to shrink from it, but to claim it for our own use from those who have unlawful possession of it.”
     “Let every good and true Christian understand that wherever truth may be found, it belongs to his Master.” 
     Moreover the relevance of Greek thought to Christian thought was not the only parallel connection Augustine delivered. He actually suggested that Plato could have been influenced by Old Testament Jewish tradition and religion. He went so far as to ponder that Plato could have even read the Pentateuch, as Plato’s conception of how the world began could just have been a strange take on Genesis 1:1 where “the Spirit of God moved over the waters.” Plato mentions the water, air, earth, and fire were mutually united at Creation. The air could have been the Spirit of God in Plato’s thought. Also, Plato understood God as a being who truly “is” - which directly corresponds to the name given to Moses by God in Exodus.


The confessions of St. Augustine - Google Books Theocentric

- is the belief that God is the central aspect to our existence, as opposed to, for instance, anthropocentrism (centers upon man) or existentialism (centers upon the experience of existence).Theocentrism was a key element of the Christology of Saint Augustine. 
        Neoplatonism in Augustine's Confessions 
                Augustine's Illumination Theory  
                Divine Illumination history
                Divine Illumination 
                Divine Illumination - words by Augustine
    Gregory of Nazianzus 

was a Archbishop of Constantinople, and is considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. As a classically trained orator and philosopher he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine theologians and church officials and he made a significant impact on Trinitarian theology.

Purification, illumination and the vision of light - Theology and Mysticism in St Gregory Nazianzen Constantine the Great

  was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity
        Labarum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Roman symbol of the crucifixion of Christ

Mogao Caves - Thousand Buddha Grottoes form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. Ancient christian and Jewish prayers were found here.

400AD

    Ambrose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was an archbishop of Milan, and according to legend, Ambrose immediately and forcefully stopped Arianism

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    Pelagius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was an ascetic who opposed the idea of predestination and asserted a strong version of the doctrine of free will. He was accused by Augustine of Hippo and others of denying the need for divine aid in performing good works. 

Proclus

set forth one of the most elaborate and fully developed systems of Neoplatonism.   He stands near the end of the classical development of philosophy, and was very influential on Western medieval philosophy (Greek and Latin) as well as Islamic thought. - also see quotes on Atlantis based on Plato 
    

Nestorius

teachings included a rejection of the long-used title of Theotokos ("Mother of God") for the Virgin Mary, and were understood by many to imply that he did not believe that Christ was truly God.
    

Nestorianism

emphasizes the disunion between the human and divine natures of Jesus.
    First Council of Ephesus was called amid a dispute over the teachings of Nestorius, and the council declared Mary as Theotokos (God-bearer.)
    Second Council of Ephesus taught the distinct orthodox doctrine that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully Man.
    Monophysitism 

is the Christological position that, after the union of the divine and the human in the historical Incarnation, Jesus Christ, as the incarnation of the eternal Son or Word (Logos) of God, had only a single "nature" which was either divine or a synthesis of divine and human.

Dyothelitism

- Christ had 2 natures and 2 wills 
    Council of Chalcedon

repudiated the notion of a single nature in Christ, and defined that he has two natures in one person and hypostasis; it also insisted on the completeness of his two natures.

First Council of Orange

emphasized the duty of celibacy for those belonging to the clerical state
    Damasius - neoplatonist - could he be the actual Pseudo-Dionysius the Aeropagite? 
    Saint Benedict of Nursia 

is the patron saint of Europe and students, and he founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy. His main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks.

OSB. Rule of Benedict. Text, English. Table of Contents Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

- started 4 centuries earlier 
    Third Council of Ephesus
    Dark Ages

emphasizes the cultural and economic deterioration that supposedly occurred in Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire. It is characterized by a relative scarcity of historical and other written records at least for some areas of Europe, rendering it obscure to historians.

500AD    

    ANATHEMNAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE  banished or denounced people or practices
    Second Council of Orange defined that faith, though a free act, resulted even in its beginnings, from the grace of God, enlightening human mind.
           The Canons of the Council of Orange 529 AD  body of laws and regulations
    Fifth Ecumenical Council: Constantinople II, 553 including Origen and anethemas
    Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite - also see Damasius (400AD)  quote - "it is impossible for the divine ray to shine upon us except as screened round about by the many colored sacred veils." 
        Divine Light - The Theology of Denys the Areopagite book 
        The Therapeutae of Philo and the Monks as Therapeutae according to Pseudo-Dionysius - Patristics & Patrology in the Orthodox Church
        Apophatic theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

attempts to describe God, the Divine Good, by negation, to speak only in terms of    what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God.

Cataphatic theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "to bring God down in such a way so as to speak of him"
        Pseudo - Dionysisus - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
        Mystical Theology and Divine Names book
        Protestant view on Dionysius (book) 
            excerpts from book views of Luther, Calvin & more (Lorenzo Valla & Grocyn & Erasmus question identity of Dionysius  the Areopagite (Denys) 
            Dionysius renounced by Protestants 
            Dionysius true identity  
                Objections to genuineness 
                Dionysius and the Alexandrian School 
    Maximus the Confessor -

also known as Maximus the Theologian and Maximus of Constantinople (c. 580 – 13 August 662) was a Christian monk, theologian, and scholar. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI, in the encyclical Spe Salvi, referred to him as 'the great Greek Doctor of the Church', thus effectively numbering him among the Church's most eminent theologian saints. 
             Maximus studied several Neo-Platonist writers and became a prominent author. 
            A quote by St. Maximus in the Triads by Palamas -

"the saints by beholding the light of the hidden and more than ineffable glory themselves become capable of receiving blessed purity, together with the celestial powers."

To See into the Life of Things: The Contemplation of Nature in Maximus the Confessor's Ambigua to John pdf Quotations of Saints

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"The mind, gazing upon the universe of God's handiwork, rapt by the divine and infinite light." 

Maximus the Confessor
    Zen Buddhism emphasizes "absorption" or "meditative state, the attainment of    enlightenment, and the personal expression of direct insight in the Buddhist teachings
        Zen mental training and enlightenment 

600AD

    Saint John Climacus was a

Christian monk at the monastery on Mount Sinai. He wrote Ladder of Divine Ascent, and a shorter work To the Pastor.

Discerning God from Satan

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According to St John Climacus and patristics, in the first instance

“the soul rejoices . . . [and the] Light of God is without form, white and brings peace to the soul.” In the second instance, however, “the body is afraid . . . [with the devil's light having] shape and colour and disturbs the soul.”


The Ladder of Divine Ascent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 treats of the means by which the highest degree of religious perfection may be attained.
            The Ladder of Divine Ascent pdf
    Boethius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues.
    Monothelitism teaches that Jesus Christ had two natures but only one will.
    Tibetan Buddhism  comprises the teachings of the three vehicles of Buddhism: the Foundational Vehicle, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna.
    Tummo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the recognizing that outer phenomena are the mirror to one's own mind.
    Islam 

is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a text considered by its adherents to be the word of God.

Allah

 means "the God" and is used mainly by Muslims, and Arab Christians.
        Qur'an - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  "the recitation"), is the central religious text of Islam.
        Jannat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Paradise (Islam) 
         Jahannam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Hell
               Symbols of Islam
                Divine Light of Guidance 
                Ayat an-Nur, "The Light Verse" -

"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp enclosed in glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His light: Allah doth set forth parables for   men: and God doth know all things."

Sharia

 is the moral code and religious law of Islam.
        Imam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community.
        The Mystics of Islam 
            Illumination and Ecstacy 
        Islamic mysticism - Taswwuf 
        Sama - the mystical ecstacy - All Pervading Divine Light
        Ayatollah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are experts in Islamic studies   such as jurisprudence, ethics, and philosophy and usually teach in Islamic seminaries.
            ummah community is the whole Arab world.
        Ahmadinejad and the Divine Light   
            Sheikh (sufism) is a Sufi who is authorized to teach, initiate and guide aspiring dervishes
        Sufism is the inner, mystical dimension of Islam.
             Noor Light of God in Sufism   
       Dervish   is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or "Tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity.
        Sufi Mysticism -

Sufism is known as “the Way of the Heart” and the “Way of the Pure.” It is a means by which one can move from the lower level of self to rise to the Divine Light that penetrates the entire universe. This light concept is common to many other religions as well. According to Sufi tradition, there are many ways to rise, but the essence of the path to God is to find yourself. As the Sufi saying states, “Know yourself, know your Lord.”

Rabia Basri

was a female Muslim saint and Sufi mystic.
            sufi mysticism video 

700AD

    John of Damascus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was a Syrian monk and priest who died at his monastery near Jerusalem. His fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, he is said by some sources to have served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus before his ordination. He wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still used liturgically in Eastern Christian practice throughout the world. He is considered "the last of the Fathers" of the Eastern Orthodox church and is best known for his strong defense of icons


   Surangama Sutra has been especially influential in the Chán school of Chinese Buddhism.
           Nada Yoga is based on the premise that the entire cosmos and all that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nāda.
    Shinto is the indigenous spirituality of Japan 
          Takama-ga-hara - heaven
          Yomi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - hell 
          Kami - spirits
   Bardo Thodol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Tibetan Book of the Dead 
   Padmasambhava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - sage guru of 8th century 
   Second Council of Nicaea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia restored the use and veneration of icons (holy images)
   Samhain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -  harvest festival, coming of winter- where we get halloween from
    

800AD 

    Johannes Scotus Eriugena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

was an Irish theologian, Neoplatonist philosopher, and poet. He is known for having translated and made commentaries upon the work of Pseudo-Dionysius.

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Scotus Eriugena Kundalini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

means coiled. In yoga, a "corporeal energy"- an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, lies coiled at the base of the spine.

Origins of Kundalini Kundalini, The Mother of the Universe: IntroductionKundalini, The Mother of the Universe: Contents Kundalini, The Mother of the Universe: The Lalita Sahasranama Kundalini syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is a speculated set of sensory, motor, mental and affective symptoms associated with the concept of Kundalini. It has been reported predominantly by people who have had a near-death experience, or by practitioners of Asian spiritual practices.

900AD 

    Monks at Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Macedonia, Greece that   is home to Eastern Orthodox monasteries and is commonly refered to as the "Holy Mountain"
        Monks of Mount Athos and Contemplation of Divine Light 
     Symeon the Theologian is

the title  given to recognize someone who spoke from personal experience of the vision of God. One of his principal teachings was that humans could and should experience theoria (literally "contemplation," or direct experience of God).

On the Divine Light Hymns of Love

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"Come true light, Come eternal life, Come hidden mystery, Come nameless treasure. Come ineffable deed, Come inconceivable person, Come endless bliss, Come un-setting sun, Come untarnishing crown, Come purple of our great King and God, Come crystal belt studded with gems, Come unapproachable sandal, Come royal purple and right hand of the King"

  
               

Hymns of divine love Symeon the Metaphrast

was the author of a 10 volume collection of saint's lives.
     Parsi  - Persian Zorastrian people in India 
     Berengar of Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - disputed the doctrine of transubstantiation 

1000AD

    Catharism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

with dualistic and gnostic elements that appeared in France and other parts of Europe  and flourished into the 12th and 13th centuries. The movement was extinguished in the early decades of the thirteenth century by the Albigensian Crusade, when the Cathars were persecuted and massacred and the Inquisition was set up to finish the job.   


cathars mysticism video Anselm of Canterbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is called the founder of scholasticism, he has been a major influence in Western theology and is famous as the originator of the ontological argument for the existence of God and the satisfaction theory of atonement. 

Ontological Argument for the existence of God

Anselm's argument can be summarized as follows:
                               1.Our understanding of God is a being than which no greater can be conceived.
                               2.The idea of God exists in the mind.
                               3.A being which exists both in the mind and in reality is greater than a being that exists only in the mind.
                               4.If God only exists in the mind, then we can conceive of a greater being—that which exists in reality.
                               5.We cannot be imagining something that is greater than God.
                               6.Therefore, God exists. 
                 

Satisfaction theory of Atonement

"to make restitution": mending what has been broken, paying back what was taken - Christ suffered as a substitute on behalf of humankind satisfying the demands of God's honor by his infinite merit

East - West Schism (Catholic and Orthodox split)

 - this separation was the result of differences: "filioque clause" in the Nicene Creed, the authority of the pope, and open division on doctrinal questions 
        Filioque - source of conflict - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia see also 325 ad 
    Hildebert of Lavardin of Tours - first use of word - "transubstantiation"
           Transubstantiation -

the change from bread and wine to body and blood of Christ -  The earliest known use of the term "transubstantiation" to describe the change from bread and wine to body and blood of Christ that was believed to occur in the Eucharist was by Hildebert de Lavardin

Real Presence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a term used in various Christian traditions to express belief that in the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is really present in what was previously just bread and wine, and not merely present in symbol, or by his power, or by the grace of the Holy Spirit in the individual believer.

Manducatio impiorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is the view that even unbelievers who eat and drink the Eucharist eat and drink the body and blood of Christ

Metousiosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

means (essence, inner reality) - it means a change of substance
           The EUCHARIST: ONLY a symbol?  
           real or symbolic presence in the eucharist 
   Waldensians

is a movement that was started partly in response to the schisms that had consumed the Catholic church and advocated a return to the vows of poverty and preaching of the Gospel as advocated by Jesus and his disciples in the New Testament.

Orthodox Church

is the second largest Christian church in the world and it teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and his Apostles almost 2,000 years ago.

Theosis

-

attainment of

likeness to

or

union with

God
                                    

Theosis

is very much the purpose of human life. It is considered achievable only through a synergy (or cooperation) between humans' activities and God's uncreated energies (or operations).
                Deification - is the glorification of a subject (soul) to a divine level


                      

Deification: The Radical Nature of our  Relationship with God a protestant view

(generally supportive) 
              Watchfulness - Walking the Path to Theosis - Watchfulness and The Divine Light
            Eastern Orthodox Church Beliefs and Practices 
            Orthodoxy and Western Christianity: Salvation in Christ 
            Will the Heterodox be saved? - those who hold opinions or doctrines at variance with an official or orthodox position
            Orthodox Way of Life - Divine Light Knowledge        
             Orthodox Spirituality 
                    The Fathers of our holy Church suggest three ways to make progress in the spiritual life and attain spiritual perfection:
                            1.The way of catharsis or purification
                            2.The way of illumination, and
                            3.The way of perfection by total union with God. 
             Nous - perception within the mind's eye
             What is the Divine Light 
             Discipleship-Running the Race pdf 
             The difference between Orthodoxy and other Traditions - an Orthodox view on the uncreated light as therapeutic and spirituality based on experience of the light
              Discerning God from the devil appearing as light 
             Orthodox and Platonic, neoplatonic or greek philosophes - are they related? - (excerpts) 


     In Eastern understanding, deification is the process in which humans gradually become metaphysically (i.e., in their being) united, intermingled, permeated with the attributes, the non-essential being, the energies, of God.
     To begin, we must become substantially, metaphysically united to Christ in His humanity through baptism. 
     Using a Biblical base to modify Greek pagan concepts, divine immutability in Orthodoxy is God’s loyalty to his promise (his Word, his Church) to his (Church designed) creatures. It is the immutability of his commitment through and outside of time.
     Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice, the hallmark of Christian faith, plays no central role ( for ex. in neoplatonism). 
    Another line to effectively counter both the imputation that we are closet Neo-Platonists is to point out the VERY PERSONAL nature of contemplative knowledge in Orthodoxy. The reason why gnosis replaces episteme as the highest value or kind of theoria ties is that it is a personal relationship. 
       

Orthodoxy and neoplatonism Orthodoxy and reincarnation

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A belief in reincarnation is totally incompatible with the teachings of the Holy Orthodox Church which draws its revelation from Holy Scripture, given to us from the Word of God, Christ our Lord.

appointed for men to die once

Hebrews 9:27-28

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

    

  Origins of Orthodox Mysticism 
            Orthodox Mysticism video 

Bilocation, Levitation & supernatural energy Saints and levitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia End of the World

- Orthodox view

1100AD 

    Crusades

were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by Pope Urban II and the Catholic Church, with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem. 

Knights Templar

were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages and they were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.

The Masonic Manual by Robert Macoy - Knight Templar knights templar video Fall of the Knights Templar and worship of inner Dvine Light Rosslyn Chapel

 is featured in speculative theories regarding Freemasonry and the Knights Templar.
            Rosslyn Chapel - Visit the Chapel  
    Averroes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  works were spread over 20,000 pages covering a variety of different subjects, including early Islamic philosophy, logic in Islamic philosophy, Arabic medicine, Arabic mathematics, Arabic astronomy, Arabic grammar, Islamic theology, Sharia (Islamic law), and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). 
     Purgatory 

is the condition of purification or temporary punishment by which those who die in a state of grace are believed to be made ready for Heaven. This theological notion has ancient roots and is well-attested in early Christian literature.

History of Purgatory Saint Francis of Assisi

was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher who founded the men's Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not living monastic lives. Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. 
 quote by Saint Francis - "

So precious is a person’s faith in God, so precious; never should we harm that. because He (God) gave birth to all religions."

Stigmata

are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands and feet. St. Francis of Assisi was the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history. 

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Grosseteste concluded, following very much in what Boethius had argued, that mathematics was the highest of all sciences, and the basis for all others, since every natural science ultimately depended on mathematics. He supported this conclusion by looking at light, which he believed to be the "first form" of all things, it was the source of all generation and motion (approximately what we know as biology and physics today). Hence since light could be reduced to lines and points, and thus fully explained in the realm of mathematics, mathematics was the highest order of the sciences. 
    

The Holy Grail

is the believed vessel associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus
    Cathedral at Chatres in France - center for

Platonist and Neoplatonist ideas in the Middle Ages

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 disputed with the Church leadership over the doctrine of transubstantiation in the Eucharist.
           Neoplatonism and Christianity -

Neoplatonism was a major influence on Christian theology throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in the West notably due to (1) St. Augustine of Hippo, who was influenced by the early Neoplatonists Plotinus and Porphyry, and (2) the works of the Christian writer Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite, who was influenced by later Neoplatonists, such as Proclus and Damascius.
The cathedral school of Chartres was important in propagating Platonist and Neoplatonist ideas in the Middle Ages.

1200AD

   
    Maimonides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  - was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the most prolific and followed Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. 
    Dante 

was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

Divine Comedy

is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. 
                

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It is necessary to say that the human soul cognizes all things in the eternal reasons, through participating in which we cognize all things. For the intellectual light that is in us is nothing other than a certain likeness of the uncreated light, obtained through participation, in which the eternal reasons are contained. Thus it is said in Psalm 4, Many say, Who shows us good things? To this question the Psalmist replies, saying The light of your face, Lord, is imprinted upon us. This is as if to say, through that seal of the divine light on us, all things are shown to us (Summa theol. 1a)
     
        
The soul forms in itself likenesses of things inasmuch as, through the light of agent intellect, forms abstracted from sensible objects are made actually intelligible, so as to be received in the possible intellect. And so, in a way, all knowledge is imparted to us at the start, in the light of agent intellect, mediated by the universal concepts that are cognized at once by the light of agent intellect. Through these concepts, as through universal principles, we make judgments about other things, and in these universal concepts we have a prior cognition of those others. In this connection there is truth in the view that the things we learn, we already had knowledge of (De veritate 10.6c). 
          

Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica teachings on God is light google search 

 
          

Philosophical Proofs on the Existence of God


          

How god is Known by us

- Summa theologica seeing God (light) excerpts below
            

Now it is manifest both that God is the author of the intellect power, and that He can be seen by the intellect. And since the intellective power of the creature is not the essence of God, it follows that it is some kind of participated likeness of Him who is the first intellect. Hence also the intellectual power of the creature is called an intelligible light, as it were, derived from the first light, whether this be understood of the natural power, or of some perfection superadded of grace or of glory. Therefore, in order to see God, there must be some similitude of God on the part of the visual faculty, whereby the intellect is made capable of seeing God. 
               Therefore it must be said that to see the essence of God, there is required some similitude in the visual faculty, namely, the light of glory strengthening the intellect to see God, which is spoken of in the Psalm 35:10, "In Thy light we shall see light." The essence of God, however, cannot be seen by any created similitude representing the divine essence itself as it really is. 
           Now whoever can see incorporeal things, can be raised up to see God. Therefore the glorified eye can see God. 
          "Now my eye seeth Thee," are to be understood of the mind's eye, as the Apostle says: "May He give unto you the spirit of wisdom . . . in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your heart" may be "enlightened" (Ephesians 1:17-18). 
            "The grace of God is life everlasting" (Romans 6:23). But life everlasting consists in the vision of the Divine essence, according to the words: "This is eternal life, that they may know Thee the only true God," etc. (John 17:3). Therefore to see the essence of God is possible to the created intellect by grace, and not by nature. 
           To know self-subsistent being is natural to the divine intellect alone; and this is beyond the natural power of any created intellect; for no creature is its own   existence, forasmuch as its existence is participated. Therefore the created intellect cannot see the essence of God, unless God by His grace unites Himself to the created intellect, as an object made intelligible to it. 
          When any created intellect sees the essence of God, the essence of God itself becomes the intelligible form of the intellect. Hence it is necessary that some supernatural disposition should be added to the intellect in order that it may be raised up to such a great and sublime height. Now since the natural power of the created intellect does not avail to enable it to see the essence of God, as was shown in the preceding article, it is necessary that the power of understanding should be added by divine grace. Now this increase of the intellectual powers is called the illumination of the intellect, as we also call the intelligible object itself by the name of light of illumination. And this is the light spoken of in the Apocalypse (Apocalypse 21:23): "The glory of God hath enlightened it"--viz. the society of the blessed who see God. By this light the blessed are made "deiform"--i.e. like to God, according to the saying: "When He shall appear we shall be like to Him, and [Vulgate: 'because'] we shall see Him as He is" (1 John 2:2). 
          This light is to be described not as a medium in which God is seen, but as one by which He is seen; and such a medium does not take away the immediate vision of god. 


          By this light the rational creature is made deiform.
          The faculty of seeing God, however, does not belong to the created intellect naturally, but is given to it by the light of glory, which establishes the intellect in a kind of "deiformity," 
           Everything is knowable according to its actuality. But God, whose being is infinite, as was shown above (Article 7) is infinitely knowable. Now no created intellect can know God infinitely. For the created intellect knows the Divine essence more or less perfectly in proportion as it receives a greater or lesser light of glory. Since therefore the created light of glory received into any created intellect cannot be infinite, it is clearly impossible for any created intellect to know God in an infinite degree. 
         The blessed possess these three things in God; because they see Him, and in seeing Him, possess Him as present, having the power to see Him always; and possessing Him, they enjoy Him as the ultimate fulfillment of desire. 
         If God alone were seen, Who is the fount and principle of all being and of all truth, He would so fill the natural desire of knowledge that nothing else would be desired, and the seer would be completely beatified. Hence Augustine says (Confess. v): "Unhappy the man who knoweth all these" (i.e. all creatures) "and knoweth not Thee! but happy whoso knoweth Thee although he know not these. And whoso knoweth both Thee and them is not the happier for them, but for Thee alone." 
         Paul, seeing the essence of God whilst in ecstasy, when he had ceased to see the Divine essence, as Augustine says (Gen. ad lit. ii, 28,34), remembered many of the things he had seen in the rapture; hence he said: "I have heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter" (2 Corinthians 12:4). Therefore it must be said that certain similitudes of what he remembered, remained in his mind; and in the same way, when he actually saw the essence of God, he had certain similitudes or ideas of what he actually saw in it.  
          Those who see the divine essence see what they see in God not by any likeness, but by the divine essence itself united to their intellect. 
          Even now we know all things in God; for Augustine says (Confess. viii): "If we both see that what you say is true, and we both see that what I say is true; where, I ask, do we see this? neither I in thee, nor thou in me; but both of us in the very incommutable truth itself above our minds." He also says (De Vera Relig. xxx) that, "We judge of all things according to the divine truth"; and (De Trin. xii) that, "it is the duty of reason to judge of these corporeal things according to the incorporeal and eternal ideas; which unless they were above the mind could not be incommutable." Therefore even in this life we see God Himself. 
           Those things that are in the soul by their essence are seen by intellectual vision. But intellectual vision is of intelligible things, not by similitudes, but by their very essences, as he also says (Gen. ad lit. xiii, 24,25). Therefore since God is in our soul by His essence, it follows that He is seen by us in His essence. 
           All things are said to be seen in God and all things are judged in Him, because by the participation of His light, we know and judge all things; for the light of natural reason itself is a participation of the divine light; as likewise we are said to see and judge of sensible things in the sun, i.e., by the sun's light. Hence Augustine says (Soliloq. i, 8), "The lessons of instruction can only be seen as it were by their own sun," namely God. As therefore in order to see a sensible object, it is not necessary to see the substance of the sun, so in like manner to see any intelligible object, it is not necessary to see the essence of God. 
          Augustine says (De Trin. i): "The weak eye of the human mind is not fixed on that excellent light unless purified by the justice of faith." 
           Dionysius says (Coel. Hier. i) that "it is impossible for the divine ray to shine upon us except as screened round about by the many colored sacred veils." 
          The intellect's natural light is strengthened by the infusion of gratuitous light; and sometimes also the images in the human imagination are divinely formed, so as to express divine things better than those do which we receive from sensible objects, as appears in prophetic visions; while sometimes sensible things, or even voices, are divinely formed to express some divine meaning; as in the Baptism, the Holy Ghost was seen in the shape of a dove, and the voice of the Father was heard, "This is My beloved Son" (Matthew 3:17). 
          From the images either received from sense in the natural order, or divinely formed in the imagination, we have so much the more excellent intellectual knowledge, the stronger the intelligible light is in man; and thus through the revelation given by the images a fuller knowledge is received by the infusion of the divine light.  
 

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God "dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has even seen or can see" (1 Timothy 6:16) 
           

Prayer of St. thomas - give Light to my blindness How did Thomas aquinas die Contemplation

    Ordinary prayer and acquired contemplation, Mystical union, Spiritual marriage
         

Mystical theology is the science that studies mystical states; it is above all a science based on observation. 
              Mystical states are called, first, supernatural or infused, by which we mean manifestly supernatural or infused; secondly, extraordinary, indicating that the intellect operates in new way, one which our efforts cannot bring about; thirdly, passive, to show that the soul receives something and is conscious of receiving it. The exact term would be passivo-active. 
         

Mystical Theology

Mystical theology is the science which treats of acts and experiences or states of the soul which cannot be produced by human effort or industry even with the ordinary aid of Divine grace. It comprises among its subjects all extraordinary forms of prayer, the higher forms of contemplation in all their varieties or gradations, private revelations, visions, and the union growing out of these between God and the soul, known as the mystical union. 


       

  

Ecstacy (rapture)

defenition  below - see article


         

Supernatural ecstasy may be defined as a state which, while it lasts, includes two elements: 


            1)  the one, interior and invisible, when the mind rivets its attention on a religious subject; 
            2)  the other, corporeal and visible, when the activity of the senses is suspended, so that not only are external sensations incapable of influencing the soul, but considerable difficulty is experienced in awakening such sensation, and this whether the ecstatic himself desires to do so, or others attempt to quicken the organs into action. 
          

 

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The substance of Angels  

Seraph

 is a type of celestial or heavenly being in the Abrahamic religions.
Cherub is a type of spiritual being mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and cited later on in the Christian biblical canons, usually associated with the presence of God.    
Archangel

is an angel of high rank associated with the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Michael the Archangel

In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God." In the Hebrew Bible Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a "great prince who stands up for the children of your people". In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.

Gabriel

typically serves as a messenger to humans from God. Gabriel appears to the virgin Mary and to Zechariah, foretelling the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, respectively (Luke 1:11–38).

Raphael

"It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal") is an archangel of Judaism and Christianity, who in the Judeo-Christian tradition performs all manners of healing. In Islam, Raphael is the same as Israfel.

Uriel - Angel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Angel

is a supernatural being or spirit found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions they are often depicted as servants of God and celestial beings who act as intermediaries between heaven and Earth. In Zoroastrianism and Native American religions angels are depicted as a guiding influence or a guardian spirit. 
 

Albertus Magnus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a German Dominican friar and a bishop who achieved fame for his comprehensive knowledge of and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion. 
  Meister Eckhart 

"Master", referring to the academic title Magister in theologia he obtained in Paris. He was one of the most influential 14th-century Christian Neoplatonists, although technically a faithful Thomist. Eckhart wrote on metaphysics and spiritual psychology. Tried as a heretic by Pope John XXII, his "Defence" is famous for his reasoned arguments to all challenged articles of his writing and his refutation of heretical intent. He died before his verdict was received, although no record of his death or burial site has ever been discovered.
    

   

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produced significant works on logic, physics, and theology.

Barlaam of Calabria

- attack on hesychasm (Gregory of Palamas)
           

Barlaam declared efforts at demonstrating the nature of God (specifically, the nature of the Holy Spirit) should be abandoned, because God is ultimately unknowable and undemonstrable to humans. Thus, Barlaam asserted that it was impossible to determine from whom the Holy Spirit proceeds. 
               Barlaam held that they were created effects, because no part of God whatsoever could be directly perceived by humans.
               In his anti-hesychastic works Barlaam held that knowledge of worldly wisdom was necessary for the perfection of the monks and denied the possibility of the vision of the divine life.
              

READ BARLAAMS ATTACK ON HESYCHASM 
         Messalianism  - Barlaam accuses hesychast of this heresy - read the 5 points 
   

Namdev

is a poet-saint of Hinduism who considered God to be immanent, everywhere, in all hearts, and the Creator of everything.

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every thing is God; there is nothing but God; consider the world and God to be one"

Sant Mat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a loosely associated group of teachers that became prominent in the northern part of the Indian sub-continent from about the 13th century that taught Surat shabd yoga. 
                     

Surat Shabd Yoga - Path of Light and Sound

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is a form of spiritual practice that is followed in the Sant Mat and many other related spiritual traditions. Surat means "attention," or "face," which is the outward expression of the soul,  shabd means "word" and yoga means "union." The term "word" means the “Sound Current,” the “Audible Life Stream” or the “Essence of the Absolute Supreme Being,” that is, the dynamic force of creative energy that was sent out, as sound vibration, from the Supreme Being into the abyss of space at the dawn of the universe's manifestation, and that is being sent forth, through the ages, framing all things that constitute and inhabit the universe 
            The ten Sikh Satgurus discuss the inner sound and inner light a lot in their scriptures. 
                    

NADA YOGA

- Yoga of Sound 
             The Way of Mystics 

1300AD 

    Hesychast controversy (attack by Barlaam and Palamas defends)
         

Palamas insisted that it was indeed demonstrable that the Holy Spirit proceeded from the Father but not from the Son. 
             Palamas' taught  that the "glory of God" revealed in various episodes of Jewish and Christian Scripture (e.g., the burning bush seen by Moses, the Light on Mount Tabor at the Transfiguration) was in fact the uncreated Energies of God (i.e., the grace of God). 
             The Orthodox interpreted his position as denying the renewing power of the Holy Spirit, which, in the words of various Orthodox hymns, "made apostles out of fishermen" (i.e., makes saints even out of uneducated people).  
     

Hesychast councils

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The assembly, influenced by the veneration in which the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius were held in the Eastern Church, condemned Barlaam, who recanted. 
                 Barlaam initially hoped for a second chance to present his case against   Palamas, he soon realised the futility of pursuing his cause, and left for Calabria where he converted to the Roman Church and was appointed Bishop of Gerace. 
                 After Barlaam's departure, Gregory Akindynos became the chief critic of Palamas. A second council held in Constantinople in August 1341 condemned Akindynos and affirmed to findings of the earlier council. Akindynos and his supporters gained a brief victory at the third synod held in 1344 which excommunicated Palamas and one of his disciples, Isidore Buchiras.[5] Palamas and Buchiras recanted.

In 1347, however, after a vicious civil war, their protector, John Cantacuzenus, entered Constantinople and forced his opponents to crown him co-emperor. In February 1347, a fourth synod was held which deposed the patriarch, John XIV, and excommunicated Akindynos. Isidore Buchiras, who had been excommunicated by the third synod, was now made patriarch. In the same month, the Barlaamite party held a competing synod which refused to acknowledge Isidore and excommunicated Palamas. Akindynos having died in 1348, Nicephorus Gregoras became the chief opponent of Hesychasm.

In May 1351, a patriarchal council conclusively exonerated Palamas and condemned his opponents. This synod ordered that the metropolitans of Ephesus   and Ganos be defrocked and jailed. All those who were unwilling to submit to the orthodox view were to be excommunicated and kept under surveillance at their residences. A series of anathemas were pronounced against Barlaam, Akindynos and their followers; at the same time, a series of acclamations were also declared in favor of Gregory Palamas and the adherents of his doctrine.

Gregoras refused to submit to the dictates of the synod and was effectively imprisoned in a monastery until the Palaeologi triumphed in 1354 and deposed Cantacuzenus.
             

The Triads by Palamas

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Barlaam also took exception to the doctrine held by the Hesychasts as to the uncreated nature of the light, the experience of which was said to be the goal of Hesychast practice, regarding it as heretical and blasphemous. It was maintained by the Hesychasts to be of divine origin and to be identical to the light which had been manifested to Jesus' disciples on Mount Tabor at the Transfiguration.[8] Barlaam viewed this doctrine of "uncreated light" to be polytheistic because as it postulated two eternal substances, a visible and an invisible God. Barlaam accuses the use of the Jesus Prayer as being a practice of Bogomilism. 
            Palamas taught that the essence of God can never be known by his creature even in the next life, but that his uncreated energies or operations can be known both in this life and in the next, and convey to the Hesychast in this life and to the righteous in the next life a true spiritual knowledge of God. In Palamite   theology, it is the uncreated energies of God that illumine the Hesychast who has been vouchsafed an experience of the Uncreated Light.
 

The Triads online

- read the Triads online
Gregory Palamos and hesychasm as orthodox doctrine 

was a monk of Mount Athos in Greece and later the Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Greece  known as a preeminent theologian of Hesychasm. The teachings embodied in his writings defending Hesychasm against the attack of Barlaam. Though he is not widely venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, he is recognised as a saint and liturgically commemorated by the Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite, which are in communion with Rome. Some of his writings are collected in the Philokalia. 
              He taught the ancient practice of mental prayer known as "prayer of the heart" or Hesychasm. 

Light of Tabor  is the light revealed on Mount Tabor at the Transfiguration of Jesus, identified with the light seen by Paul at his conversion.
        Hypostasis -

means underlying state or underlying substance, and is the fundamental reality that supports all else. In Neoplatonism the hypostasis of the Soul, Spirit (nous) and the 'One' was addressed by Plotinus.  In Christian theology, a hypostasis or person is one of the three elements of the Holy Trinity.

Hypostatic Union

- is a technical term in Christian theology employed in mainstream Christology to describe the union of Christ's humanity and divinity in one hypostasis. 
         Ousia - is analogous to "being," and is often translated as substance and essence.
        Essence-Energies distinction - Holy Spirit - uncreated light; being-action: incomprehensible-comprehensible; essence (ousia)-manifestation; Divine nature-glory of Divine nature
        Essence-Energies eastern orthodox theology -

It is the energies of God that enable us to experience something of the Divine.

God's energies are "unbegotten" or "uncreated" just like the existences of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) both God's existences and energies are experience-able or comprehensible. God's ousia is uncreatediness, beyond existence, beyond no existence, God's hyper-being is not something comprehensible to created beings. 
          

Divine Presence

 - is a concept in religion, spirituality, and theology that deals with the omnipotent ability of a god and/or gods to be "present" with human beings.
        Discerning God from Satan -  

Gregory Palamas added that 

the uncreated Light “is united with man’s soul . . . [whereas] the light of the devil remains separate, illuminates from the outside, and being created, has shape, form and colour.” 
         

Synergism

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"When God touches man's heart through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, man himself is not inactive while receiving that inspiration, since he could reject it; and yet, without God's grace, he cannot by his own free will move himself toward justice in God's sight." 
     

Panentheism

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"all-in-God" is a belief system which posits that the divine (be it a monotheistic God, polytheistic gods, or an eternal cosmic animating force), interpenetrates every part of nature and timelessly extends beyond it. Panentheism differentiates itself from pantheism, which holds that the divine is synonymous with the universe. This is an important principle in understanding the uncreated light and the presence of God to man in contemplation 

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Bonaventure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher
    Unam Sanctum - papal Bull - Most significantly, the bull proclaimed, "outside of her (the Church) there is neither salvation nor the remission of sins.
    Catherine of Siena was a Scholastic philosopher and theologian
            Mystical Marriage - virgin saints went through a mystical marriage wedding ceremony with Christ, in the presence of the Virgin Mary, consecrating themselves and their virginity to him.     
    The Cloud of Unknowing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The underlying message of this work proposes that the only way to truly "know" God is to abandon all preconceived notions and beliefs or “knowledge” about God and be courageous enough to surrender your mind and ego to the realm of "unknowingness," at which point, you begin to glimpse the true nature of God.

Vatican City

is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy.
    Rosicrucianism 

is a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm." Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross.

Mystery of College of Invisibles, Rosy Cross and origins Rosy Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(notice Light of God appeareth) 
        Secret Doctines of the Rosicrucians (Aura and auric colors _ the pure clear white light symbol of spirit )
        Divine light How the Violet Flame Works - "

Of this visible light the violet is the highest frequency of shortest wavelength and is at the limit or point of transition to the other “invisible” spectrum of spiritual inner divine light and as such it transcends to a spiritual, rather than physical phenomenon. In Rosicrucian teachings the manifestation of this violet light in the aura is regarded as a result of high advancement of the student on The Path." 
          

Divine wisdom

(rays of the spiritual sun) - Excerpts from the Rosicrucian Letters 
   Kabbalah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia jewish mysticism - (purportedly origins in Moses and even Adam) is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal and mysterious Ein Sof (no end) and the mortal and finite universe (his creation). 
       Zohar - foundational book of kabbalah 
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        Kabbalah - intro -history - doctrine 
        Kabbalah - the tree of life 
        Kabballa and Sophia
        Ein Sof - Divine Origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is the divine origin of all created existence prior to His self-manifestation in the production of any spiritual Realm
            Ein Sof Kabbala and the light 
        Ohr - Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The analogy of physical light is used as a way of describing metaphysical Divine emanations 
        Cabbalah; Christian Kabbalah; Hokhmah penimit; Jewish mysticism; Mysticism; Practical Kabbalah; Qabbalah; etc.  
        Sephirot - Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

meaning "enumerations", are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals himself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms 

Daat

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In Da'at, all sephirot exist in their perfected state of infinite sharing. The three sephirot of the left column that would receive and conceal the Divine Light, instead share and reveal it. Since all sephirot radiate infinite self-giving Divine Light, it is no longer possible to distinguish one sephira from another, thus they are one.

Keter - crown

is the topmost of the Sephirot of the Tree of Life in Kabbalah. Keter is so sublime, it is called in the Zohar "the most hidden of all hidden things", and is completely incomprehensible to man.  also described as absolute compassion, and Rabbi Moshe Cordovero describes it as the source of the 13 Supernal Attributes of Mercy. Keter is invisible, colorless.

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  refers to the progression God continually uses to go from His Self to the creation of the physical world.        
    `        Four (Five) Worlds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

The concept of "Worlds" denotes the emanation of creative lifeforce from the Ein Sof Divine Infinite, through progressive, innumerable tzimtzumim (concealments/veilings/condensations.

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 "Book of the Brightness") is an anonymous mystical work, attributed to a 1st century rabbinic sage Nehunya ben HaKanah.
        Gematria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

is a system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrase, in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other

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is the practice of mystical attention 
       Hermetic Qabalah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  is a Western esoteric and mystical tradition.
            the tree of life 
       Kabbalah Reading -The Essence 
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        Mysticism - kabbalah light and sound 
        The Name of God and the Linguistic Theory of the Kabbalah  
        divine spark" or neshama meditation soul experiencing your soul within    
        Gevurah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is known as "restraint," "strength, "judgment", "power", and "concealment
        breslev.co.il - Perfection and Imperfection - good and evil 
        How did God Create the World? accroding to Kabbalah? 
        kabbalah mysticism - videos   
        sephir shaarei orah (the gates of light) - Divine Names (book on) 
        Rashbi: Works - History of Kabbalah   
   Consubstantiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - holds that during the sacrament, the fundamental "substance" of the body and blood of Christ are present alongside the substance of the bread and wine, which remain present.   

1400AD 

  Joan of Arc Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
  Guru Nanak Dev 

was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. The Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority, and were named "Guru" in the line of succession. 
   

Kabir

was a mystic poet and sant of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir means 'The Great' – the 37th name of God in Islam.
        Sikh Gurus - Divine Light  GU means darkness and  RU means Light. 
         The Ten Gurus of Sikh History 
        Legend of the Ten Gurus 
    Sikhism  is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region, by Guru Nanak Dev which continued to progress with ten successive Sikh gurus
               sikh mysticism video     
           Naad  "the cosmic sound" or "vibrations of the cosmos"
    Platonism in the Renaissance 
    The Neoplatonic Revival in medieval times
    Michelangelo was a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
        Michelangelo and neoplatonism
     Dogon cosmology  - knowledge of the star Sirius and they appeared to know of the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter. The problem of knowing how, with no instruments at their disposal, men could know the movements and certain characteristics of virtually invisible stars has not been settled, nor even posed. 
        Sirius Star- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Cosmos and Logos:The Sacred Power of the World: Dogon Cosmology as the Prototypical Heirocentric Universe  
        The Genesis of African Science and Technology: The Stars of the Deepest Origins  
     Spanish Inquisition

was originally intended in large part to ensure the orthodoxy of those who converted from Judaism and Islam. This regulation of the faith of the newly converted was intensified after the royal decrees issued in 1492 and 1501 ordering Jews and Muslims to convert or leave.

1500AD

        Teresa of Ávila - Catholic mystic nun
        The Interior Castle or the Mansions pdf
        Doctor of the Church 
        Interior Castle book online 
        To hell and back - ecstacy and torment
         theresa of avila videos 
    Saint John of the Cross was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic
           The Complete Works of St John of the Cross book 
            Read the Complete Works of St John of the Cross online
            John of the Cross and the Divine Light 
            The Transluminous Obscurity
            Dark Night and Light 
            Divine Lights quote 
            Quotes by St John
             saint john of the cross videos 
  Council of Trent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. 
   

Apochrypha

  "hidden", "esoteric", "spurious", "of questionable authenticity" books in catholic bible
   The Apocrypha List of canonized books in the Roman catholic Bible not included in Protestant bibles
    Ignatius of Loyola 

was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by unquestioning obedience to the Catholic Church's authority and hierarchy.

Jesuits Society of Jesus

 "God's Marines"
           Jesuit Futurism 
           Spread of Futurism 
            Vatican Assassins 
            Jesuits, and Illuminati 
             Jesuits, Freemasons and illuminati video 
           The Jesuits and the Inquisition, 1540-1556 | The Protestant Reformation | Big Site of History ©
         Superior General of the Society of Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
         The Jesuit, Illuminati, Knights of Columbus and Masonic Oaths
    United States Presidents and The Illuminati / Masonic Power Structure  
    Martin Luther - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.

Britannica online biography

of Martin Luther
            Martin Luther’s Understanding of God’s Two Kingdoms- A Review (Chapter 3) « Wedgewords - also his relation to neooplatonism
         YouTube - martin luther theology  
        The Reformation - Rosicrucian Connections 
        Anunnaki Connection and Christian - Rosicrucian symbols in early Lutheran church
  Protestant Reformation wikipedia

was the 16th-century schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other early Protestants. It was sparked by the 1517 posting of Luther's Ninety-Five Theses. The efforts of the self-described "reformers", who objected to ("protested") the doctrines, rituals, and ecclesiastical   structure of the Roman Catholic Church, led to the creation of new national Protestant churches.  


YouTube - The Protestant Reformation Part 1 of 3 Puritans

formed religious groups advocating a greater “purity” of worship and doctrine. They also desired greater personal and group piety. The basic tenets of Puritanism include original depravity , limited atonement (worldly ritual or prayer cannot ensure salvation), predestination, literal authority of the bible, evil persons/behavior will be punished by God while good persons/behavior are rewarded, and they also believed along with Protestant Reformation that no pope or bishop could impose laws on Christians without their consent.

puritan mysticism video 
John Calvin

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was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.  He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism.

Calvanism

refers to the doctrines and practices from the Reformed churches, where Calvin was an early leader. The system is often summarized in the Five Points of Calvinism and is best known for its doctrines of predestination and total depravity, stressing the total contingency of man's salvation upon the absolute sovereignty of God. 
              

Five points of calvinism

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total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, perseverance of the saints

YouTube - calvinism
YouTube - reformed theology Counter- Reformation

 is sometimes considered a Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation.
        The Occult, Counter- reformation and Renaissance Neoplatonism 
           YouTube - The Counter Reformation (1/6) 
          YouTube - The Counter Reformation (2/6)
    Lurianic Kabbalah 

describes new supra-rational doctrines of the origins of Creation, and its cosmic rectification, incorporating a recasting and fuller systemization of preceding Kabbalistic teaching. 
                                                Effects on: Hasidic and Mitnagdic movements, The Sabbatean mystical heresy

Tzimtzum - Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is a

concept that God began the process of creation by "contracting" his infinite light in order to allow for a "conceptual space" in which a finite and seemingly independent world could exist. 

Practical Kabbalah and Self Creation: Kabbalistic Curiosities: Wheel of LightsGalileo

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was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science".

Rothschild family

is a European banking dynasty, of German-Jewish origin, that established European banking and finance houses starting in the late 18th century.

Bloodline and power Freemasonry

"secret society" or "esoteric society", Candidates for regular Freemasonry are required to declare a belief in a Supreme Being, the discussion of politics and religion is forbidden within a Masonic Lodge, in part so a Mason will not be placed in the situation of having to justify his personal interpretation. While most Freemasons would take the view that the term Supreme Being equates to God, others may hold a more complex or philosophical interpretation of the term. In the ritual, the Supreme Being is referred to as the Great Architect of the Universe, which alludes to the use of architectural symbolism within Freemasonry

Secret Societies part 1 Theologies of Immanence - An overview of Freemansonry History of Freemasonry masonic mysticism video YouTube - Illuminati-Free Masons-Occult-Satanism-Kabbalah-Magick-Gnosticism-New Age-Mysticism-8/11 YouTube - Illuminati-Free Masons-Occult-Satanism-Kabbalah-Magick-Gnosticism-New Age-Mysticism-1/11 Lucifer - light bearer of freemasonry

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The average Mason is continually saying that he is "seeking the Light", and will spend his entire life "moving toward the Light".

freemasonry pagan origins Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy

- book dealing with religions of sun (light) worship 
      Rene' Descartes - proposed the pineal gland as the seat of the soul - third eye -and mystical experiences (see pineal gland)


                   He was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy', and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. 
                  

Philosophy of mind


        

1600AD

    Gottfried Leibniz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Mathematician and philosopher -

In philosophy, he is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g., his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. He was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism. His work  anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy

Blaise Pascal

- was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. 
           Pascal's Wager - It posits that there's more to be gained from wagering on the existence of God than from atheism, and that a rational person should live as though God exists, even though the truth of the matter cannot actually be known. 
    Rosicrucianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a secret society - It holds a doctrine or theology "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm." Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross.

medieval rosicrucian order video rosicrucian

 videos 
   Shabtai Zvi - was a Sephardic Rabbi and kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement. 
       Shabtai Zvi & Jacob Frank and the Frankists - comuneiro 
   Age of Enlightenment 

Its purpose was to reform society using reason (rather than tradition, faith and revelation) and advance knowledge through science.

Sir Isaac Newton

 was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, who has been "considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived."
         Sir Isaac Newton's religious views - born on Christmas day' he was, as considered by others within his own lifetime, an insightful and erudite theologian. He wrote many works that would now be classified as occult studies and religious tracts dealing with the literal interpretation of the Bible. He believed the world could end in 2060 AD 
        Emerald Tablet,Hermes, alchemy, hermetic, christ, Moses ( Hermes Trismegistus) 
            The Magus, Book II: Biographia Antiqua: Hermes Trismegistus  
         Splitting White Light into prism experiment 
        Splitting light (Activity)  
        Sir Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy - 'Squashed Philosophers' Abridged Edition
    George Fox 

was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends. At first, they called themselves "Children of the Light"

Quakers

 - Quakers' central doctrine is the priesthood of all believers.
            quaker mysticism video  
            Inner Light  -

Light of God, Light of Christ, Christ within, That of God, Spirit of God within us, Light within, inward light and inner light are related phrases commonly used within the Religious Society of Friends as metaphors for Christ's light shining on or in them. 

Quaker Beliefs

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"Now the Lord God opened to me by his invisible power that every man was enlightened by the divine light of Christ, and I saw it shine through all; and they that believed in it came out of condemnation to the light of life, and became the children of it; but they that hated it, and did not believe in it, were condemned by it, though they made a profession of Christ. This I saw in the pure openings of the Light without the help of any man; neither did I then know where to find it in the Scriptures; though afterwards, searching the Scriptures, I found it. For I saw in that Light and Spirit which was before Scripture was given forth... that all must come to that Spirit, if they would know God, or Christ, or the Scriptures aright. George Fox, 1648

The Sabbateans - Jewish Messiah

refers to a variety of followers of, disciples and believers in Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676), a Jewish rabbi who was proclaimed to be the Jewish Messiah in 1665 by Nathan of Gaza. 

doctrine of shabbateans the light which contained thought - Google SearchSabbatianism, Tikkun and the Big Bang Theory Pantheism

"all God" - It is the belief that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God, or that the Universe (or Nature) is identical with divinity.

pantheism :: Neoplatonic or emanationistic pantheism -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

1700AD

   
 John Locke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. He was the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness. He postulated that the mind was a blank slate, and he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, and that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception.

Occult - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

excerpts -

 "knowledge of the hidden" - the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences.
             Occultism practices include:  (but not limited to) magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, and divination. belief structures or religions: s Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Thelema, Satanism, and Neopaganism,  It is a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD

Philosophy of Occult Initiation Divine Light in the Occult The Ineffable LightJonathan Edwards

was a Christian preacher and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad in scope, but he is often associated with Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. 

A Divine and Supernatural Light The Divine Light Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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Transfiguration of Father Seraphim of Sarov as accounted by Nicholas Motovilov (1809-1832):
          'Then Father Seraphim gripped me firmly by the shoulders and said: "My friend, both of us, at this moment are in the Holy Spirit, you and I. Why won't you look at me?"
          "I can't look at you, Father, because the light flashing from your eyes and face is brighter than the sun and I'm dazzled!"
          "Don't be afraid, friend of God, you yourself are shining just like I am; you too are now in the fullness of grace of the Holy Spirit, otherwise you wouldn't be able to see me as you do."

Martinism

is a form of mystical and esoteric Christianity concerned with the fall of the first man, his state of material privation from his divine source, and the process of his return, called 'Reintegration' or illumination.

Light of Martinism Martinism Adam Weishaupt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of Illuminati, a secret society with origins in Bavaria 
       The Illuminati Order (read it from the source themselves - present day Illuminati Order)
                  The Illuminati Library 
                   The Shabbateans and the Illuminati
           The Illuminati T

he more modern contexts the name refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order. 
               

New world order

(conspiracy theory)
            Illuminati Conspiracy: Secret Destiny of America  
            Nazi - Illuminati Archives: Occult Conspiracy Library & Illuminati Videos 
     Clairvoyance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

meaning "clear vision") is used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, a form of extra-sensory perception.

Gnosiology

- study of knowledge

1800AD 

    George Berkeley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism" (later referred to as "subjective idealism" by others). This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers, and as a result cannot exist without being perceived.    


David Hume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. 


Immanuel Kant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 excerpts -

was a German philosopher who researched, lectured and wrote on philosophy and anthropology during the Enlightenment. 
   

             Quotes - 

It always remains a scandal of philosophy and universal human reason that the existence of things outside us ... should have to be assumed merely on faith, and that if it occurs to anyone to doubt it, we should be unable to answer him with a satisfactory proof.
                                        Up to now it has been assumed that all our cognition must conform to the objects; but ... let us once try whether we do not get farther with the problems of metaphysics by assuming that the objects must conform to our cognition.

Mormonism

is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement. This movement was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr.as a form of Christian primitivism.
    Dispensationalism 

is a nineteenth-century evangelical, futurist, Biblical interpretation that foresees a series of "dispensations", or periods in history, in which God relates to human beings in different ways under different Biblical covenants.

YouTube - The Truth About Dispensational Futurism (1/11) Oxford Movement

was a movement of High Church Anglicans, eventually developing into Anglo-Catholicism. The movement, whose members were often associated with the University of Oxford, argued for the reinstatement of lost Christian traditions of faith and their inclusion into Anglican liturgy and theology. 

Thérèse of Lisieux 

   - Mystic of the Ordinary -

"Just as the sun shines simultaneously on the tall cedars and on each little flower as though it were alone on earth, so Our Lord is occupied particularly with each soul as though there were no others like it" 
           

Canonization

"That superabundant share of divine light and grace enkindled in Thérèse so ardent a flame of love, that she lived by it alone, rising above all created things, till in the end it consumer her." 
     

Evelyn Underhill

 was a writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism.
        Mysticism book - ecstacy and rapture 
    Leo Tolstoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia excerpt -

was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. He is  known for his  for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin   Luther King, Jr.

Leo Tolstoy Biography and Works: Russian Writer, Novelist, Moralist, Philosopher and Mystic The Kingdom of God Is Within You - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Calendar of Wisdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is a collection of insights and wisdom compiled by Leo Tolstoy
            The Theology of Leo Tolstoy 
    Madam Helena Blavatsky 

established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society. She defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization."

Theosophy

refers to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the end of world, life and humanity.

Theosophical Light on the Christian Bible by H. T. Edge What Theosophy IsAkashic records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether") is a term used in theosophy (and Anthroposophy) to describe a compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence.
             Ascended Master Teachings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

believe that the Presence of Life - God - Individualizes as the "I AM" and incarnates throughout the created universes. They believe that their Teachings have been given to humanity by the Ascended Masters. These are believed to be individuals who

have lived in physical bodies, acquired the Wisdom and Mastery needed to become Immortal and Free of the cycles of "re-embodiment" and karma, and have attained their "Ascension". 

Brotherhood or the Oneness of Life: Theosophical Topics in Depth Lucifer - light bearer

- Medjugorje - "Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the "Holy Ghost" and "Satan," at one and the same time..." She concludes that "Lucifer, or "Light-Bearer," is in us..." A consistent Occultist who worshipped Satan, Blavatsky taught

"that the Logos and Satan are one." 
           

Chaldean legend

 writing by Blavatsky
    Sigmund Freud - was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.


   

Albert Pike

 

excerpts- He

was an attorney, Confederate officer, writer, and Freemason. Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. 
        Freemasonry -  elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite's Southern Jurisdiction in 1859 - devoted a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order.  Pike is still regarded in America as an eminent and influential Freemason.


          

Lucifer - light bearer of freemasonry

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"

Lucifer

,

the Light-bearer!  Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! 

Lucifer

, the Son of the Morning!  Is it he who bears the

Light

, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls?  Doubt it not!"  [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff; Red Emphasis added] 
    

Albert Einstein 

was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics, and the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

Chasing the light puzzle - frozen light general relativity

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generalises special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations. 
        

special relativity

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generalizes Galileo's principle of relativity that all uniform motion is relative, and that there is no absolute and well-defined state of rest and it incorporates the principle that the speed of light is the same for all inertial observers regardless of the state of motion of the source. 
formula: E = mc2, where c is the speed of light in vacuum
One of the consequences of the theory is that it is impossible for any particle that has rest mass to be accelerated to the speed of light. 

spacetime

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mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. Spacetime is usually interpreted with space as existing in three dimensions and time playing the role of a fourth dimension that is of a different sort from the spatial dimensions so that the presence of matter changes the geometry of spacetime. The duration of time can therefore vary according to events

Patrologia Graeca

- collection of writings of the Christian Fathers 
    Doctor Duncan MacDougal- - weight of soul experiment 
            snopes.com: Weight of the Soul weight 3/4 of an ounce noted just to the left of the scale   
        Kirpal Singh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

was a spiritual teacher ("Sant") who was born in India. He taught the unity of all religions and the birthright of man to attain self-knowledge and God-knowledge through Sound & Light.

Niels Bohr

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was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.  He developed the model of the atom with the nucleus at the center and electrons in orbit around it, which he compared to the planets orbiting the sun.

Mystery of Existence pdf Alice Bailey

was a writer and theosophist in what she termed "Ageless Wisdom". This included occult teachings, "esoteric" psychology and healing, astrological and other philosophic and religious themes.

the consciousness of the atome pdf Max Planck

- father of quantum mechanics 
            quantum mechanics - provides a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter.
                Quantum leap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
                    Quantum indeterminacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                       Copenhagen interpretation -

quantum mechanics does not yield a description of an objective reality but deals only with probabilities of observing, or measuring, various aspects of energy quanta, entities which fit neither the classical idea of particles nor the classical idea of waves. According to the interpretation, the act of measurement causes the set of probabilities to immediately and randomly assume only one of the possible   values. This feature of the mathematics is known as wavefunction collapse. The essential concepts of the interpretation were devised by Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and others in the years 1924–27. 
                                        

wave function collapse

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is the phenomenon in which a wave function—initially in a superposition of several different possible eigenstates—appears to reduce to a single one of those states after interaction with an observer. In simplified terms, it is the reduction of the physical possibilities into a single possibility as seen by an observer.  When the measurement is made - it yields an outcome, only one will occur, even though more than one could, so when it happens no measurement of the other states can subsequently be made. 
     

Quantum Mechanics, the brain and consciousness

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A Neurologist has calculated that if the brain was a standard serial or a parallel computer, it would take more time than the age of the universe to perform all the necessary calculations associated with just one perceptual event. 
     When the electron is not being observed, the electron behaves like a wave, but when an observing instrument is placed in the experiment, the electron behaves like a particle. This experience indicates that the electron will change its behavior/reality depending on whether or not the electron is being observed as if the electron is aware that it is being observed. This awareness is very similar, if not the same, as human awareness and may be related to the same consciousness. 
     Observations on OBE (Out of Body Experience) and NDE (Near Death Experience ) show that while the body is in an anaesthetized or inactive state, consciousness can remain dis-embodied, observe events from outside the body, and later re-localize in the brain. After the body renormalizes, the person can relate what his consciousness observed and heard from an out of body location while the body was inactive. Other experiments have shown that consciousness can leave a dying person, float around observing things and events and later, as Eccles had pointed out, attach itself to an unborn fetus to start a new existence as another individual. Consciousness is, therefore, a non-material entity capable of independent, eternal existence, and not a property. Consciousness is not emergent, and is eternal similar to the electron. It can remain localized in the human brain and interact with the brain, and thereby, control the activities of the human body.  While electrons in the brain behave as particles, these electrons prevent the consciousness from realizing that it is part of a larger whole.  When the electrons behave as a wave, the consciousness becomes aware of its existence outside the human mind, which makes OBE and NDE possible. 
     Whenever the electron wave function collapses, the OBE and NDE ends and the person returns to their physical body and its perception of reality similar to the collapsing of the wave function in the double slit experiment in quantum physics.  During the OBE and NDE while the electron is behaving as a wave function, consciousness can leave the brain and go into an independent floating existence outside the human body where it can travel independent of space-time similar to the entangled electron. 
     The ability of a person to describe what his/her consciousness had observed or heard while it is in a dis-embodied state makes us to believe that memory is, at least partly, non-material and unaffected by collapsing the wave function. 
     Such a large quantum synchronicity exists in and accounts for the special properties of lasers, super conductors, and super fluids. Only this type of quantum correlated condensed state could explain the unbroken wholeness of the thought process.  Consciousness behaves as a fractal.  This is similar to a hologram where small fractal parts are identical to the whole part. 
    Consciousness receives this processed information and creates a holistic scene, hologram. It is this integration of all the processed bits of information to create a one whole that creates the identity as a person, the self or the I-ness. Here is the coherent non-local quantum correlation of the brain and it is an emergent property. 
   Consciousness is a non-material entity in the quantum domain that is capable of independent existence.  Consciousness can remain localized in the brain so long as the emergent quantum particle state doe not change, just as an electron which is a quantum entity can remain localized in an atom so long as the energy of the electron matches the quantum state it occupies. 
     This model explains all the observed properties of human consciousness including NDE, OBE and reincarnation. Since all information transfer in a non-local quantum correlation is instantaneous, just like the speed of an electron and light is instantaneous, it explains the speed of human action. It can be extended to explain phenomena such as telepathy and also explains the individual identity, or the I-ness or self. 
        

Your conscious mind influences your subconscious mind and shapes your life - Atlanta metaphysical | Examiner.com Consciousness, thought and waves


         Philosophy of Mind and the Problem of Free Will in the Light of Quantum Mechanics pdf  - “Conscious states are entirely caused by neuronal processes in the brain, and are realized in the brain.”  
              "Mounting empirical evidence suggests that our conscious experiences are connected to brain states in which measurable components of the electromagnetic field located in spatially well separated parts of the brain are oscillating with the same frequency, and in phase synchronization". - Light is an electromagnetic field
 

The NDE Near Death Experience and the Tunnel Carl Jung

- was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. 
           Collective unconscious - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia describes how the structure of the psyche autonomously organizes experience.
            Synchronicity

maintains that, just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.

Hasidic Judaism

meaning "piety" (or "loving kindness"), is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularization and internalization of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspects of the Jewish faith  

Book - The faith of the Mithnagdim -Rabbinnic responses To Hasidic rapture
Bahai Faith

unity of world religions  
    Harvey Spencer Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

was a noted Rosicrucian author, occultist, and mystic, was the founder in USA and   the first Imperator of Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis

Seventh Day Adventist

is a Protestant Christian  denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday. Much of the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church corresponds to Protestant Christian teachings such as the Trinity and the infallibility of Scripture. Distinctive teachings include the unconscious state of the dead and the doctrine of an investigative judgment. The church is also known for its emphasis on diet and health, its holistic understanding of the person, its promotion of religious liberty, and its conservative principles and lifestyle

Sacred Name Movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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claims to seek to conform Christianity to its "Hebrew Roots" in practice, belief and worship. It advocacates the use of the "sacred name" Yahweh and the use of the original Hebrew name of Jesus, often transcribed as Yahshua

Neopaganism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

refers to a variety of contemporary religious movements, particularly those influenced by or claiming to be derived from the various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe.

Gershom Scholem

was a German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian. He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah, becoming the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Of Sages & Scholars

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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Concepts of the Kabbalah 
   

Way of the Pilgrim book

uses a fictional pilgrim's journey as a vehicle to teach the practice of ceaseless inner prayer and communion with God via the Jesus Prayer and praises the writing of the Orthodox Philokalia 


   

Krishnamurti 

- Indian writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, neditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive change in society. 
    Alister Crowley

was an English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. In his role as the founder of the Thelemite philosophy, he came to see himself as the prophet who was entrusted with informing humanity that it was entering the new Aeon of Horus in the early 20th century. 
        

Thelema

is a spiritual philosophy or religion that was developed by the early 20th century British writer and ceremonial magician, Aleister Crowley which includes a number of deities, focusing primarily on a trinity of deities adapted from ancient Egyptian religion

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

was a magical order active in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which practiced theurgy and spiritual development.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ® Central on-line resources for the Golden Dawn System of Magic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

1900AD

    Gospel of Q 

is a hypothetical collection of sayings of Jesus, assumed to be one of two written sources behind the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke

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        THE GOSPEL OF Q - controversy  
    Mother Theresa of Calcutta  an Albanian-born Indian Roman Catholic nun. "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus."  In late 2003, she was beatified, the third step toward possible sainthood. 
             Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me  Matthew 25:40-46 
     Samael Aun Weor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was an author, lecturer and founder of the 'Universal Christian Gnostic Movement' with his teaching of 'The Doctrine of Synthesis' of all religions in both their esoteric and exoteric aspects.
    Vatican City  is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state, ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the Pope.
     Peter Higgs theoretical physicist who predicts the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson (which was often described as "the most sought-after particle in modern physics" - the god particle
          God particle 

Higgs Boson - The leading explanation is that a field exists that has non-zero strength everywhere—even in otherwise empty space—and that particles acquire mass when interacting with this so-called Higgs field.

Heaven Can't Wait - Martin Hickes Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

developed the concept that mind or spirit manifested itself in a set of contradictions and oppositions that it ultimately integrated and united, without eliminating either pole or reducing one to the other. 

Quantum mysticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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refers to a set of metaphysical beliefs and associated practices that seek to relate consciousness, intelligence, or mystical world-views to the ideas of quantum mechanics and its interpretations. Quantum mystics" commonly propose the idea that an underlying consciousness or intelligence connects everyone, based on the fact that quantum fields can be interpreted as extending infinitely in space. Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology Carl Jung referred to this inherent connection between all life as "the collective unconscious".
    

quantum mysticism video Cao Dai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is a relatively modern syncretistic, monotheistic religion. Figuratively, it means that highest spiritual place where God reigns.
    Rastafari movement is a spiritual movement. It arose in the 1930s in Jamaica, a country with a predominantly Christian culture where 98% of the people were the black African descendants of slaves.
        Iah Rastafari (poem including phrase light of the world) 
    Scientology - self help system
           UFO religion 
           List of alleged UFO sightings 
           Ufology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the array of subject matter and activities associated with an interest in unidentified flying objects
           Xenu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

was, according to the founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy" who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of his people to Earth (then known as "Teegeeack") in a DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and killed them using hydrogen bombs.

Thomas Merton

 was an Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion, and was a keen proponent of interfaith understanding.
    New Age Movement -

central precepts have been described as "drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology, holistic health, parapsychology, consciousness research and quantum physics".

Photon belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

postulates that a belt or ring of photons is going to envelop the Earth, causing a cataclysm and/or initiating a spiritual transition (referred to variously as a "shift in consciousness," the "Great Shift," the "Shift of the Ages," the "Zero Point," or the "Ascension Point", with the time period leading up to "the Shift" referred to as "The Quickening." The concept of the Photon Belt also ties in to various phenomena including belief in extraterrestrial intelligence and 2012 millenarianism.

new age divine light videos Steven Hawking

- Einstein saw all matter as frozen light, and physicist Stephen Hawking stated, “When you break subatomic particles down to their most elemental level, you are left with nothing but pure light.”
    Israel  is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean ruled by people of Jewish descent. Jerusalem is in Israel.
    String theory -

is an active research framework in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for a theory of everything (TOE), a self-contained mathematical model that describes all fundamental forces and forms of matter. 

Fourth dimension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 space-time
           Five-dimensional space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  used to unify gravity with the electromagnetic force or space time fabric
    Ken Ham - is a prominent Australian young-Earth creationist who advocates a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis. He is the president of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.
    Dean Hamer -

is known for his contributions to biotechnology and AIDS prevention, his research on the genetics of human behavior including sexual orientation and spirituality, and his popular books and documentaries on a wide range of topics including the god gene.

God gene

God gene (VMAT2) - mystical experiences
        Wicca

is a modern pagan religion that draws upon a diverse set of ancient pagan religious motifs for its theological structure and ritual practice. The religion usually incorporates the practice of witchcraft. 

Wicca Spirituality and the divine light invocation
Wicca and divine light Gardnerian Wicca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 is usually considered to be the earliest extant tradition of Wicca, from which most subsequent Wiccan traditions are derived.
            Alexandrian Wicca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  The tradition is based largely upon Gardnerian Wicca, in which Sanders, the founder, was trained to the first degree of initiation, and also contains elements of ceremonial magic and Qabalah, which Sanders had studied independently.
            Reformed Eastern Orthodox theology Romania (on mysticism0 pdf a negative view on mysticism    
    Satanism -

modern day devil worshipers

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is a group of religions with diverse ideological and philosophical beliefs. Their shared features include symbolic association with, admiration for the character of, or veneration of Satan or similar rebellious, promethean, and in their view liberating, figures.

2000AD 

       Rekindling the Reformation Albums links on various topics
       Exposing Cultic and Occult Groups  a list of cults 
       Mysticism and the Light - a call to protestants for a more orthodox view - Protestant Evangelical Church of Germany - the glory of the Lord shines around us
      Divine Healing Energy - Pagan's Path - See Divine Light - contemporary paganism 
       Christianity and dreaming - "

One of the most common mystical experiences in Christian lucid dreams is the experience of divine light." 
       

Contemplation

- A treatise on mysticism

"Contemplation is a spiritual knowledge, communicated spirit-to-spirit. It is an authentic, mysterious knowledge, a sacredness of self and of God, a pure, serene light inward."
       

Sacred Magic - classical magic of the Divine Light

  is study of ancient sacred magic and the system of the Magic Society of the White Flame. This forum features in-depth study and conversation on classical magic of the Divine Light. 


       

From Christ to the world ... - Google Books


       

Seal of God and the mark of the beast - httradio's Channel video


      

Christian Apologetics

- Christian ministry dedicated to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promotion and defense of the Christian Gospel, Doctrine, and Theology. CARM analyzes religions such as Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Universalism, Wicca, etc., and compares them to the Bible. We also analyze secular ideas such as abortion, atheism, evolution, and relativism. In all our analyses we use logic and evidence to defend Christianity and promote the truth of the Bible which is the inspired word of God. 
     Christian Apologetics / Exposing false teachers - The Roman Catholic Problem (a Protestant view)
     Science, Magic & Religion UCLA Lecture Series 20 videos an in depth study from a UCLA professor of 20 1 hour videos from the ancient world to the present

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Interfaith Spirituality 

Divine light videos  
Sacred writing on divine light various religions
  
Heterodoxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Experiencing the divine from within 
The light of God Almighty within 
Interfaith perspectives on Divine Light 
Welcome to Clear Light 
Mythology - is a study of myths explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form, "ideology in narrative form," and it typically involves supernatural characters and are endorsed by rulers or priests. They are transmitted to convey religious or idealized experience, to establish behavioral models, and to teach. 
Table of Contents > Sacred Geometry Gospel Stories

Science Concepts possibly associated with light in animation of the human body and in the mystical experience


  Pineal gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

René Descartes, who dedicated much time to the study of the pineal gland, called    it the "principal seat of the soul."
                      The pineal gland or the "third eye" is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the centre of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join. 
                

YouTube - THE PINEAL GLAND IS A STARGATE BY ShaktipatSeer


          Third eye 
               

The Truth of The Third Eye Joe Russa- color is indigo
Color is Indigo - purple

Dimethyltryptamine DMT 

is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. Its presence is widespread throughout the plant kingdom and occurs in trace amounts in mammals, including humans, where it putatively functions as a trace amine neurotransmitter. Structurally, DMT is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT), the hormone melatonin, and other psychedelic tryptamines, such as 5-MeO-DMT, bufotenin, and psilocin (the active metabolite of psilocybin). When ingested, DMT acts as a psychedelic drug. Depending on the dose and method of administration, its subjective effects can range from short-lived milder psychedelic states to powerful immersive experiences; these are often described as a total loss of connection to conventional reality with the encounter of ineffable spiritual/alien realms. 
                   DMT-containing plants are commonly used in South American Shamanic practices. Psilocin, an active chemical in many psychedelic mushrooms, is structurally similar to DMT. Sine it i in human body tissues, it may play a role in mediating the visual effects of natural dreaming, and also near-death experiences, religious visions and other states.
                  Dr. Rick Strassman, while conducting DMT research in the 1990s at the University of New Mexico, advanced the controversial hypothesis that a massive release of DMT from the pineal gland prior to death or near death was the cause of the near death experience (NDE) phenomenon. Several of his test subjects reported NDE-like audio or visual hallucinations. Several subjects also reported contact with 'other beings', alien like, insectoid or reptilian in nature, in highly advanced technological environments where the subjects were 'carried,' 'probed,' 'tested,' 'manipulated,' 'dismembered,' 'taught,' 'loved,' and even 'raped' by these 'beings.' Basing his reasoning on his belief that all the enzymatic material needed to produce DMT is found in the pineal gland (see evidence in mammals), and moreover in substantially greater concentrations than in any other part of the body, Strassman has speculated that DMT is made in the pineal gland. Currently there is no published reliable scientific evidence supporting this hypothesis and as such, it is merely a hypothesis. 

DMT - THE SPIRIT MOLECULE | DOCUMENTARY ::.. DMT: The Spirit Molecule film trailer

DMT pineal gland activation video 

Melanin produced in pineal gland Melanin - light and sound semi conductor

- Melanin - the CENTER OF YOUR BRAIN  
               melanin - concentrating hormone 
               Neurotransmitters - seemelatonin and light 
              Serotonin Vs. Melatonin | eHow.com 
               Fluoride and the Pineal Gland   
               A Fluoride-Free Pineal Gland is More Important than Ever  
               Fluoride & the Pineal Gland: Study Published in Caries Research  
               How Fluoride Suppresses the Pineal Gland aka DMT - (Government's Sheep Mechanism)  
Holography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
               Consciousness stored on wavelenghths of light  
What Enables Plants to Convert Light Energy to Chemical Energy? | Garden Guides  

What is the role of chlorophyll in human body? - Yahoo! Answers

Chlorophyll Benefits - What Does Chlorophyll Do For the Body?

Human Photosynthesis - back to our origins?
Could Human Photosynthesis power the future? | Before It's New

Medical Modulation of Human Photosynthesis - Home 
silicon is a common mineral in the bod y (memory) -

Also, it is known that silicon reduces the effectiveness of aluminum in the body. It has been suggested that silicon may be able to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. 

Human brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia light controls the brainneuropsychology and memory location

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Engrams are a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored as biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain (and other neural tissue) in response to external stimuli. They are also sometimes thought of as a neural network or fragment of memory, sometimes using a hologram analogy to describe its action in light of results showing that memory appears not to be localized in the brain.


memory storage in brain cells the brain and light

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12.While awake, a human brain can generate enough energy to power a light bulb (between 10-23 watts). 

Calcium and light adaptation in retinal ... [Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1991] - PubMed - NCBI What are the REAL differences between X sperm and Y sperm?? 
SEX OF THE BABY IS CHOSEN BY THE FEMALE Chemotaxis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Spark of life: Electricity in the human body book The Spark of life theory

Composition of the human body - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electrical design in the human body - Answers in Genesis
THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF BLOOD: I. RELATIONSHIP TO ERYTHROCYTE CONCENTRATION 
Blood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

Blood plasma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Artery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pulmonary alveolus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How Does Oxygen Work?

Nervous System
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM  
The Neuron  
Neurotheology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
neurotransmitter
Hormone
Neurotransmitters and hormone: What is life?  

Pineal Gland 
hormones of the pineal galnd 

Melanin and the Pineal Gland  
Parathyroid hormone

Calcium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Calcification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crystal structure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liquid crystal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What is an analogy for the nerves in a human body and electric wires  
understanding the transmission of nerve impulses 
Understanding the Human Energy Field

Consciousness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Understanding: Mind, Consciousness, Thought - thebigview.com

MindPapers: 1. Philosophy of Consciousness

Brain waves, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta

Astral Voyage - Remote Viewing - Universal Mind 
Thalamus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - regulates consciousness

Other Science Concepts possibly associated with light in animation of the human body

Vacuum state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Particle physics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wave propagation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ultraviolet Waves

Infrared Waves 
Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Photon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Particles Faster Than Light Discovered, Say Physicists - International Business Times 
Neutrino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Prism (optics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Triangular prism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Pyramids and prisms  
Why are Egyptian pyramids triangular in shape
Ray Of Light Refracting Through A Pyramid Stock Vector 12992602 : Shutterstock 
Water and light  
Water and light and colour 
Water and light and intensity  
Physics Lecture 24 - The Properties and Propagation of Light  
Reflection (physics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Light Absorption, Reflection, and Transmission 
Corner reflector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Refractive index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Refraction - Snell's Law  
Fresnel equations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Kinetic energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Antenna (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Transmitter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Receiver (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
AV receiver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radio Waves 
Solar cell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Light Generated Current - solar cell 
Light generated current 
Light dispersion conceptual waves.gif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Mass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
microprocessors 
Optics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Chapter 7: Light and Optics -- Invisible light: seeing ultraviolet and infrared 
Optical coating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
About Optical Coatings  
Photoelectric effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Color Matters - Vision - Are black and white colors?
Is white or black the absence of color? - Yahoo! Answers
Tales from the Secret Laboratory: Invisible White Light!
Battery Knowledge  
Electrode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Ionization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electrical resistivity and conductivity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Electrical conductor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Semiconductor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electrochemical Photolysis of Water at a Semiconductor Electrode
What is the difference between a semiconductor and a conductor
Superconductivity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electrical resistance and conductance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electric spark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electric charge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electronic circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ground (electricity) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Static electricity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Static Electricity  
Basics of Static Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions  
Electrostatic discharge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electric current - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electric field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magnetic field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Magnetic levitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Diamagnetism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electromagnetic radiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electromagnetic field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Electroencephalography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atmospheric electricity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lightning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
AMized Fusion Technology TM Sources Zero Point Field Energy | Discover The Amega AMWand and AMPendant  
FUSION Anomaly. CNS - Central Nervous System 
Two synaptobrevin molecules are sufficient for vesicle fusion in central nervous system synapses 
Vesicle fusion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Nuclear fission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fusion power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discover Amized Fusion Technology
Terahertz radiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Electromagnetic radiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Spectra   
CERN - the European Organization for Nuclear Research

Astronomy & Parallel Universes

Parallel Universes Antimatter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Milky Way's antimatter linked to exotic black holes - space - 22 January 2008 - New Scientist 

Clues to the Huge Antimatter Cloud at Center of the Milky Way

Space Today Online: Deep Space -- Antimatter Fountain

temperature of antimatter center of milky way - Google Search

What Is The Matter with Anti Matter? | Scienceray

Is anti-matter in Physics equivalent to the spirit in Religion? - Yahoo! Answers  
Where is all the antimatter? Mystery of matter-antimatter asymmetry

shatters.net • View topic - antimatter life

Zerubbabel: Anti-matter is Spirit

Inlumino Global - Cern, Antimatter and Spirit.  
antimatter, light, spirit - Google Search

Etheric Planes, Etheric Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Anti-matter.

Dark matter and the spirit world.

The Particle Pen: Dark Matter Due for Discovery?

Is God made of Anti-matter? or Dark matter? | Answerbag

Whats god made out of? [Archive] - Physics Forum  

Astronomical object - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
Star hopping around the constellations in the sky at night

Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star | Brightest Stars | EarthSky

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Orion

File:Orion IAU.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Orion (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Orion

Orion

Orion, the Hunter | StarDate Online

Winter Sky Tour: Orion & Taurusr

Favourite Constellation – Orion | IYA2009  
Current night sky over Santa Rosa, CA - AstroViewe

Celestial equator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:AxialTiltObliquity.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Constellation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Celestial sphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Polaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:Polaris alpha ursae minoris.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Polaris_alpha_ursae_minoris.jpg 800×600 pixels

Pole star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

sun's path through the milky way - Google Search

sun's path throughmilkyway

Path of the Sun

seasonalvariations.jpg 432×357 pixels

The Earth, Sun, and Moon

earth revolution

Ecliptic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google Image Result for http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/images/helions.jpg

The Earth's Elliptical Orbit Around the Sun - Aphelion and Perihelion

Earth's rotation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Orbit of the Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google Image Result for http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/astronomy/moon/orbit.jpg

Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Moon Motion & Tides

Orbit and Phases of the Moon   

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