All of this is flawlessly organic. We are, right after all, apes with fewer hair. We attempt to be the alpha male and feminine to in good shape in with the society or “tribe” that surrounds us. And usually that modern society is just a larger model of our selves it is established by teams of selves.
But, in the moments gone by, our ancestors observed by way of all of this and identified that there was one more way. They found that in-buy for person to elevate himself above the degree of the grind-stone, he desired to change his inside dialogue. Guy desired to have an understanding of himself and the forces that drive him.
This unique knowing – that there could be a greater intention for mankind, whether or not collectively or independently – advanced into what we now know as Gnosticism. Of study course this is a significant oversimplification and we should often take into account the mystics – those people who have professional what we would simply call other-worldly emotions or visions. Also, irrespective of common perception, the Christian’s were not the only Gnostics and mystics. Gnostic will come from the Greek phrase gignoskein meaning only to know. It was utilized to “1 sect of so-known as philosopher’s in the initially ages of Christianity.”
On the other hand, the term is now becoming utilized a lot more loosely and I individually see the expression a little in different ways to other individuals and possibly in a controversial gentle.
To me the Greek expression implies all-awareness. This is a sort of know-how gained considerably like plugging kinds brain into the world vast web and being able to down load each individual single piece of data in an fast. In the similar way, the true Gnostic, significantly like the mystic, could recognize all things in a unique way. No matter whether this is the brain tapping into the collective unconscious, the Akashic data, or any other identify provided to the course of action, does not issue for the intent of this report, the fact remains, it was thought. And because of this belief, bodily manifestations of the internal belief method emerged the entire world in excess of. In this way, the temples of gentleman, were just that – Temples of Person.
Gnosis then, suggests knowledge of the most esoteric kind and this is the tale that has been concealed from our eyes for far too lengthy. This is the truth of the top secret societies that we on the exterior are supposedly much too worldly to understand.
So, let us now attempt our best to comprehend the Temple of Solomon and in accomplishing so, enable us walk upon Holy ground, trodden only by the initiated.
In the many years of my personal exploring there were being moments when I would be uncovered at the toes of the Magi, sitting down and listening to the clever words of the Sufi, becoming a member of in the discussion at some Freemasonic Lodge. All the time I was finding out and viewing the system with an open up ear and an open eye, and still also balancing it all with the know-how of fashionable day science and reductionism. Each worlds, the a single of the esoteric and the just one of science are useless aside – each are necessary currently if we are to certainly have an understanding of and imagine.
And so down to facts about the Temple of Solomon. Properly, unfortunately we are sadly missing in any archaeological proof, regardless of what you examine on some literal fundamentalist web-site. What we are instructed is that in the 10th century BC, the intelligent King Solomon erected a great Temple to the Lord. Sadly, if any of this is legitimate, then we actually locate that it was a Temple, which encompassed lots of pagan religions.
In accordance to Professor James Pritchard in his book, Solomon and Sheba (1974, p.35):
“.. the so-referred to as cities of Megiddo, Gezer and Hazor, and Jerusalem alone were in actuality much more like villages.. Within were being relatively compact community properties and inadequately made dwellings with clay floors. The objects expose a material culture which, even by the standards of the ancient Around East, could not be judged sophisticated or luxurious.. The ‘magnificence’ of the age of Solomon is parochial and decidedly lackluster, but the initially reserve of Kings implies exactly the opposite.”
In actuality and in the dazzling light-weight of day, what we actually have, and what most writers are afraid to say, is no evidence in any way for Solomon’s Temple. In truth, we have no proof for Solomon, other than these peculiar Biblical texts. Neither do we have any evidence for the Queen of Sheba, or any of the other figures involved. Rather, there is much more depth than could at any time be imagined, more meaning than we would dare to believe.
John Michell in The Temple at Jerusalem: A Revelation, (Gothic Graphic) presents us an perception to the serious that means.:
“Legends of the Temple explain it as the instrument of a mystical, priestly science, a variety of alchemy by which oppositely billed things in the earth and atmosphere ended up brought jointly and ritually married. The product or service of their union was a spirit that blessed and sanctified the individuals of Israel.”
How proper Michell is. The Temple is an instrument of mystical and priestly science or even magic. The solution unravels just before our eyes the much more we learn. You see the accurate Gnostic, the legitimate disciple or perfect one, have to be a guy or lady of equilibrium. He or she must unite the two sides of the mind, the male and feminine concepts as they are named. We are all equally male and female and the alchemists used this concept of balance and revealed it in their photographs of the Hermaphrodite, half man and 50 % woman.
Solomon, was no serious man, and Sheba was no authentic female. Rather they had been symbols of this inner and often external system. The full tale of Solomon, Sheba and the Temple, which is the beautifully formed human body, both equally bodily and spiritual, is the story of our own psyche. It is an esoteric truth of the matter, misunderstood in its exoteric form.
Hiram was the son of a Jewish mom and a Phoenician father and is credited with the decoration of the Temple of Solomon. He was stated to have been the “son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali… He solid two bronze pillars” 1 Kings 7:13-15.
We will have to also be aware some thing of fascination pointed out in 1 Kings 16:
“Then he built two capitals of cast bronze, to established on leading of the pillars. The height of a single money was 5 cubits and the peak of the other funds was five cubits. He made a lattice community, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which have been on major of the pillars: seven chains for a single funds and seven for the other capital.”
These pillars became regarded as Jachin, which means “he establishes” and Boaz, which implies “in him is strength” and these are now familiar to most modern-day Freemasons as central to their personal Lodge or Temple. Copies of these can be plainly seen at the infamous Rosslyn Chapel as we shall learn.
But, what is fascinating here is the first text about these pillars. To begin with bronze is used for the capitals, just as bronze is utilised for the “Brazen Serpent” of Moses and is indicative of the fiery factor of the serpent as a person of the channels in the Kundalini approach. Their “heights” have been 5 cubits, matching the five hooded cobras seen throughout India and atop numerous pillars, although the Bible calls them Lilies, which are symbols of equilibrium anyway.
Primary up to these capitals then have been “wreaths” of “chainwork”, 7 on each pillar. Surprisingly these chains have been “for the capitals,” and so we conclude that these seven levelled chains (coils) were being pointing toward the head (money) just as the serpents of the Kundalini do.
There are a lot more genuine one-way links between Hiram and the serpent. For instance, we pointed out over that he was of the Tribe of Naphtali. The typical of the Tribe of Naphtali, according to Jewish custom, is a serpent or basilisk and this could have occur from Egyptian origins, as Jewish tradition states that Naphtali was the brother of Joseph, picked out to characterize the family to Pharaoh.
“And now I have despatched a skillful guy, endowed with comprehension, Huram [Hiram] my master [father] craftsman, (the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a gentleman of Tyre), competent to perform in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wooden, purple and blue, fantastic linen and crimson, and to make any engraving and to attain any prepare which might be specified to him, with your skilful males and with the skilful gentlemen of my lord David your father.” 2 Chronicles 2:13-14.
Here, Hiram is claimed to be a son of the Tribe of Dan and even the tribe of Dan experienced an emblem, which was incredibly also the serpent, this time with a horse.
Extremely there is also a concealed truth of the matter and repetitive pattern in this very little assertion about the real capabilities of this literary character. Abide by this sample:
Hiram is expert in:-
1 gold and silver,
2 bronze and iron,
3 stone and wooden,
4 purple and blue,
5 fine linen and crimson,
6 and to make any engraving
7 and to execute any system which may possibly be supplied to him.
Observe that there are seven ‘balanced’ features to the ability of the guy who will create the Temple! This is a authentic clue to the Temple’s mystery without a doubt.
According to this ebook of Chronicles Hiram was a crafty male (a term utilised for the serpent) endued with comprehension, skilful as we can see in the do the job of gold, silver, brass, stone and timber. But he was also credited with specified instruments, which could pierce stone. Stone, as I display in Gnosis is symbolic of wisdom and foundation. Hiram’s resource hence pierced the veil or even the incredibly root of wisdom.
According to the e-book of Kings the Temple was created of stone (or wisdom) ahead of it was brought to the web site. A thing like a prefabricated building. It was stated by tradition that neither hammer nor axe, nor any instrument of iron was utilized in the developing. So how was it crafted? This in itself is a paradox, which can only be answered by the true key of the Temple remaining unveiled.
In accordance to Rabbinical instructing the prefabrication of the Temple was carried out by the Shamir, a large worm or serpent that could slice stones (by the way worm means serpent). Not dissimilar to Norse and Celtic beliefs where by Valhalla and Camelot had been designed with the fire of the dragon and in China wherever developing is aided by the serpent power.
This is a universal strategy as can be noticed in India, where it was the serpentine connected Naga’s of fable who escaped their place and took the architectural knowledge abroad. The architect gods, this sort of as Thoth of Egypt, are linked strongly with the serpent knowledge due to the fact they are joined with the making of “Temples of Knowledge” inside of our SELVES.
The Shamir, according to just one legend had even been placed in the fingers of the Prince of the Sea (Shamir by Wilhelm Bacher & Ludwig Blau), which of system is symbolic of the Prince of Wisdom.
In essence what we genuinely have right here is the Temple of Knowledge staying crafted by the serpent and that serpent is none other than that of, or identical to, the inner Kundalini, later to be made into the Kabbalah. This is a psychological training handbook a method of self-advancement a way for modern society to turn out to be 1 a multi-layered technique of obtaining closer to the deity which resides in each and everyone of us a deity, that the ancients saw as becoming the exact same in just about every of us.
The full system repeats all over again and once more through the Bible. The Temple is decreased (like the alchemical system) and is remade. Then once more and once more, right until ultimately the Christ is the Temple which is reduced (killed) and then rises again for the last time. And now, in accordance to the texts, we can all meet with this Christ and we can all have the information. We just require to understand that the correct Christ is all and in all.
But this wasn’t the finish of the story…