Thursday, 21 June 2012

Tell the Truth.

There are Satanists in our music and entertainment industries (including sports).
This is a secret that has been kept for 50 years.

They sabotage and divert the spiritual search.

But if Satanists tell you to lie there's a fair chance that they are lying to you in the first place.

If you blaspheme or do harm in the hope of a reward from Satan you are kidding yourself.
There is no Satan only God.

The rock star effect of wealth and fame happens anyway whether you sell your soul or not.
It is an illusion based on a lie.
If you have talent and drive you will succeed anyway.

While they are still practicing their dark arts, however, the harm will remain.
But it is 90% fear and 10% substance.

People listen and do what they are told or watch the screens and copy what they see.
Drugs, lies, materialism, fame, violence, blasphemy, magic, wickedness, filth, ego, hate, thrills, partying, pleasure, money, korruption*, crime, gangs, nasty sex, knives, murder, incest, racism, homophobia.....

There is a network of them throughout the media selling and promoting Satanists and their proteges.
This is a  web designed to drag you into Hell.

But there is no Hell.
They are doing it for nothing.

But while they continue the harm remains.

You cannot sell your soul to the Devil because there is no Devil to sell your soul to.
The contract is null and void.

But if you do harm to people that harm remains.

Better to forgive and tell the truth.


*The letter K is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio and power (kundalini).

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Are We Any Better?

Are we really any better than others?
We who try to please God out of fear of offending Him.

We try to be perfect out of fear.

Perhaps those who blame God are more honest than us.

The ledger will never balance.

I am not perfect.
(The lamb without spot is a fiction.)
Fear of offending God is fear of punishment, so, as God does not punish us, there is no reason to fear.

Of course we do not want to offend God gratuitously.
The occasional slip or mistake will be forgiven.

This allows us to relax a bit more.

This does not mean that we should not be good or try to do what we think is right.  We may in fact do the same or better things out of love than out of fear.

It would seem that when we let go of our fear what remains is love.

Do we obey God out of fear?
Are we afraid of losing our edge (our brownie points)?

Do we think that we are better than others?

Content to be equal and act out of love.

That does not make Satanism right or evil good.
Neither does it make God evil (the trick of dualism).

I have never known God to act in a way that was harmful to anyone.
God is trustworthy.
We cannot manipulate God.

It is our moral superiority - which we criticize in others - that we fail to see in ourselves.

This is generational : our parents, ourselves, our children.....
All are equal in the sight of God.
There is no us and them.

To do good makes us feel good.
To love and be loved is pleasurable.

Satanists have been told that evil is delicious.
They have been told that the Devil is everything they want.

Are we so different?
Are we both not just choosing pleasure and avoiding pain?
Even suffering in the hope of a reward?

It has been said that we love some things and hate others.
But is not hate just fear?
Perhaps when fear is gone we will love what we now hate.

Were we fearless would we hate evil?
Perhaps then we would love our enemies.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Homeless Poor.

"Such fasting as you do today
will not make your voice heard on high." Isaiah 58:4b (NRSV)

"Is this not the fast I choose:
to loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover them,
and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn," Isaiah 58:6-8a (NRSV)

"Then shall you call, and the Lord will answer;
you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.
If you remove the yoke from among you,
the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,
if you offer food to the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,
then your light shall rise in the darkness
and your gloom be like the noonday." Isaiah 58:9-10 (NRSV)

Here, as with all the prophets, social justice - the improvement God calls for - is the priority, not fasting or sacrifices.

The widow (women without income), the fatherless (those without support), the hungry, the naked, the poor.  Criminals (those who have gone astray),strangers (refugees, asylum seekers).  The sick (those with mental illness, drug addiction, disability, or illness), the friendless (the lonely), the broken-hearted (those who have been rejected).

These are God's concern

Improvement is called for.  Not just meeting obligations out of fear but real friendship and community.

The problem of homelessness would be solved if people who go to Church on Sundays let out their second houses at low rent to people who have nowhere to live instead of going away on yet another overseas trip.

Excuses :
"I worked hard for that money."
"They're lazy good for nothings."
"They all smoke and take drugs - that's why they've got no money."
"They're all dole bludgers."
"'For to those who have, more will be given; and from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.'" Mark 4:25 (NRSV)
"This is not a charitable institution."
"They're immoral single mothers."
"You get what you deserve in life."
"They're just jealous of us."

The convention is that you just don't do things like that.
They vote for conservatives who endorse injustice and hand out excuses.

"That's political" i.e. left wing.
"In your opinion."


(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)





  

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sex and Spirituality.

Always there seems to be a conflict between sex and spirituality.

But what is it that causes an erection but blood from the heart.

Sex is the consummation of love.

The heart's desire : the desire for union with another (the beloved).

It has been said that to be loved is pleasurable but to love is more pleasurable still.

The aim is not to eat up love like a black hole but to give love like a star.

Of course no one can give day and night without ceasing, there will always be giving and receiving = mutuality.

But love is the key.

The heart mediates between the body/mind and the spirit.

Love will grant you your heart's desire : the consummation of love which is union with the beloved = sex.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Heart.

It seems to me that the heart is the organ of love alone.
The heart is either whole (loving) or broken (stone).

For some the wound is too deep.

What is a loss of faith but a heart broken by the representatives of God.  Mistaking the representatives for God's self (the father).

Ask yourself : What experiences has this person had to make him the way he is?  Has he received enough love as a child?  Has her trust been broken?

"Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it."  Mark 10:15 (NRSV) (i.e. What you were like before your heart was broken.)

Lovers of humanity have whole hearts.
Those who hate and do evil have broken or wounded hearts.

God does not differentiate. (As a father will not.)

"Love your neighbor, because he is like you."  Mark 12 :31.  This alternate translation* tells us that our neighbor is like ourselves. (i.e. A product of his or her experiences.)

So understand the other and heal his wounds (with love).

Lovers of humanity are those who have experienced love.
Evil doers are those who may not have received enough love.

*  Rabbi Melchior - World Parliament of Religions, Melbourne.

(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)    

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Little Boxes.

We all live in our little boxes.
Even family live in their separate rooms.

When we congregate in public invisible walls still separate us.
Occasionally someone will cross the boundary and speak to a stranger but that is rare.

The objective is not to treat our family like we treat everyone else but to treat everyone like a member of our family.

God looks for improvement.
Improvement on this stalemate.

It seems to me that fear stops us going further.
We are not prepared to take that extra step.

When the fear reduces in God's presence you find that people begin to talk to you.
They sense the friendliness, the love that replaces the fear.

If God is our father then everyone is my brother and my sister.
When we realize this the fear begins to leave us and it is replaced with love.  

Thursday, 7 June 2012

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Moses and the Prophets.

The language in which the ten commandments was written has something to do with the astrological sign of Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn.

Either Moses own chart and/or transits of Capricorn or Saturn influenced those who wrote the ten commandments to choose severe and threatening language.

Capricorn is also the great rule maker.  Moses testimony manifested as a set of rules to be obeyed.

So what Moses was saying may not be threatening in itself.  It is just the language that is threatening.

Moses may not have intended future generations to live in fear of these guidelines.  But he could see what was required to improve the children of Israel.

One tends always to think that more is better.  So the ten commandments were expanded to fill five books. This is the Law which Jesus described as man-made.


In Exodus there are constant references to Pharaoh's heart being hardened.

Moses message was from the heart.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might."  Deuteronomy 6:5. (NRSV)

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."  Leviticus 19:18 (NRSV)

Jesus said, "On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."  Matthew 22:40 (NRSV)


The prophets had great love and great faith.  Elijah's love for the widow and her son who was revived.  Elisha's love for Elijah.

The prophets interpreted the word of God according to their own understanding.

God tried to show Elijah something with the strong wind, the earthquake, and the fire - God was not in these violent events but in "a sound of sheer silence".  1 Kings 18:12 (NRSV)


With David and the prophets we see God's presence coming and going.  They had great love for God but their understanding was limited.  They interpreted the word according to the standard wisdom of the times i.e. the notion of rewards and punishments.

The sufferings and misfortunes of Israel were attributed to the nation's turning away from God.

Isaiah has God say, "What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?"  Isaiah 1:11 (NRSV)  "Learn to do good, seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.  Come now let us argue it out."  Isaiah 1:17,18 (NRSV)

The word of God can be said to be in this but Isaiah's fear then took over when he linked this to punishments in the form of wars and battles.

The prophets' understanding was that worldly events were caused by God punishing or rewarding people.

Fear caused them to say these things.


In Jeremiah God warned his people of invasions and wars which they were not strong enough to win. This was God's love for his people Israel.

The linking of this , however, to the concept of punishment for wickedness and iniquity was not necessarily God's word.  It may have been Jeremiah's reaction to God's word.

Jeremiah and Ezekiel saw things and they interpreted them according to their understanding - the standard wisdom of the time.

How many times does God or His angel say "Fear not."

For it was their fear which made them speak of punishment.


Daniel saw visions and had dreams - these were symbolic and he interpreted them according to his understanding.  The understanding of his time.


God speaks in Japanese to the Japanese and in Russian to the Russians.

The symbols and metaphors are individual to each person.
Sometimes they are archetypal.

We share in the work.

And that work is love.


(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Water Carrier.

The symbol for the astrological sign of Aquarius is the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for water.

The pictorial image is a man carrying a jar of water.

The Egyptian hieroglyph for a jar is ab which means the heart.  The spiritual wisdom, which the water in the jar is said to be, is what the Egyptians called the intelligence of the heart.  This was the objective of all their religion.

The intelligence of the heart is all about love.

Aquarius is an air sign.  It is also a human sign.  So the secret of the enigmatic symbols is the development of the human heart through the intelligence of the heart which is love.

Love, Light, and Life.

Many religions suggest that love, light, and life are characteristics of God and the cosmos.

Most say that light and heat come from divine fire as light and heat come from stars.

But I would say that the attractive power which creates the light and heat is love.

The three main centers in the body are the heart, the mind, and the sex.  Love, light, and life.

Most people look at this vertically placing the sex at the bottom (lower nature) the heart in the center (middle nature) and the mind at the top (higher nature).

I would suggest that we should look at this differently with the mind and sex as the outer manifestations of the heart which is the deeper nature.  The soul or divine spark is located in the heart not in the mind.

Because our eyes are in our head we assume that the self or the soul is in our mind. This is an optical illusion.  If we are honest we will know that our heart is closer to ourselves than our mind or our sex.

Sex is the consummation of love.  The energy and the blood come from the heart.

What we think comes from the heart.  The mind is like a tool with which we hone our ideas.

The true self is in the heart.  

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Door of the Closet.

The main reason why closeted Christians are not able to come out is that they think, consciously or  unconsciously, that everything below the waist, meaning sex, especially homosexual sex, is of the Devil and Hell.

This fear has been drummed into them by terrified parents and priests.

Coincidentally this demonization of sex is the main reason why the generation of hippies and baby boomers rejected the Church.  They refused to believe that sex was a sin.

By the same token this is the main reason that rock musicians and stars sell their souls and worship the Devil.  They believe that everything below the belt is of the Devil and Hell.  And that's what they want.

This is not true.  The Devil does not exist.  The concept is part of an explanation which is based on dualism.  Dualism - good and evil - is a primitive mental construct not entirely based in fact.

Hell does not exist.  It relates to a concept of God as a judging, punishing deity who watches all our actions and writes them down in a big book, balancing and tallying the ledger.  This is simply not true.  My experience of God is that He is never angry or judgmental but always mild, helpful, and loving towards his children.  I have never known Him to punish or harm anyone or anything.  So the concept of Hell is totally out of character and impossible.

The time for these concepts is up.  Mankind will no longer stand for destructive and negative ideation.  Our intuitive understanding of God will not stand for it.  Like blood sacrifice and an eye for an eye these concepts will disappear from the world and we will all be the better for it.

Once these concepts are gone from the mainstream culture the door of the closet will be open and men and women will no longer live in fear.

The concept of sin is attached to these concepts of the Devil and Hell.  Fear of sinning is what stops people acting on their sexual impulses.  If they sin they think that they will go to Hell and any temptation is of the Devil. This is why Muslim women wear the burqa so that their men will not be tempted and go to Hell.  It is also why women are portrayed as evil - they are a source of temptation.

Homosexuality is even more threatening.  The Koran talks constantly about the sin of Lot and the punishment reserved for those who practice it.  This is why gay rights are so bad in some Muslim countries.

But the Koran, like the Bible, is not literally true.  It needs to be deconstructed in the way that the Christian Bible has been and more fully understood before any progress can be made on these issues.

The progress of our concepts cannot be stopped.  At some point they will become self-evident.  So as long as we address the issues with integrity we are progressing towards a new understanding.

Likewise evil is a dualistic concept.  It exists in the world only as a reactionary mental concept.  It has no independent reality.  Anyone who is embracing evil as a reaction to hypocritical religion is only harming themselves and others.  There is no profit from evil.  There is no Devil to reward them.  So when they realize what has happened they will stop.

Death and Hell will be cast into the fire.

They will exist no more.

What will exist is a new holistic understanding of God:

God is everywhere and everything.
Immanent and panentheistic.
God's nature is entirely benevolent.
God does not judge or punish.
God loves us like a father loves his children.
There is no fear in God.
Everyone is forgiven.
No one will perish.

What is real is God's love.
Unconditional, universal love.

The Left and the Right.

In astrology Uranus (the left) and Saturn (the right) are respectively the ruler and co-ruler of the sign of Aquarius.

How can they be reconciled without violence?

In fact both are trying to do the same thing - to establish the kingdom of God on earth. But each uses different language and different methods.

Perhaps the relevant passage in the Bible is : "'For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "he has a demon"; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking and you say, "Look , a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!"'"  Luke 7:33,34 (NRSV)

This quotation shows the two different approaches, both of which are valid : self denial and discipline (Saturn), and freedom and tolerance (Uranus).

A person denies themselves for God and a person enjoys themselves for God.

The Buddha recommended the middle path using the symbol of the harp strung too tightly or too loosely.

The heart, however, is slightly left of center in the body and below the neck.  It is through our hearts that a solution will be found - to love our enemies.

The asteroid Chiron, the centaur, orbits between Saturn and Uranus.  He is called the wounded healer.

Perhaps if we can heal the wounds which are the causes of violence and hatred we will be able to show compassion to our enemies. 


(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tears for Fears.

An understanding of what God's representatives (priests and ministers) have told people who decided to sell their souls can bring compassion or sympathy even for Satanists and black magicians.

This is because they were told that God is punitive, severe and unforgiving, anti-sex, anti-gay, and anti-women and that they were going to Hell forever anyway.  Little wonder that they decided Satan was preferable.

Perhaps we can also have compassion for those who have been beaten or abused by fathers or priests, passing on their fear from generation to generation.

This fear of God can create terrorists like Osama Bin Laden or hard line religious leaders.

What is said from the pulpit is vital.

Vitriolic sermons in Uganda have brought about a demand for the death penalty for homosexuals in that country.  Fear drives this demand.

The Religious Right in America derives from a particularly fearful form of Christianity. Their violent rhetoric is a response to violence attributed to God in the Bible.  But it is fear that drives them.  Fear of judgement, fear of Hell, fear of punishment.  Perhaps they were punished by their parents or priests.  The Catholic Church goes out of its way to terrify children.

May we have compassion for them even as their violence affects us.  May we see the fear that drives them.  May we have understanding and sympathy for those who attack us.

And we pray that we can overcome our fears.

The Seven Deadly Fears.


The seven deadly sins are all manifestations of fear.


Anger - is an instinctive reaction to anything we fear.

Lying - is fear of what will happen if we tell the truth.

Avarice - is fear of not having enough.

Gluttony - is fear of hunger.

Lust - is fear of living without love.

Envy - is fear of not being as good as your brother or sister and therefore of losing love.

Sloth - is fear of work.


All suffering is caused by sin.

All sin is caused by fear.

So everything is forgivable.


When we are able to see the cause of an action we are able to forgive the perpetrator through compassion or sympathy (tears).

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fear or Respect.

"I will meditate on your precepts,
    and fix my eyes on* your ways."  Palm 119:15.  (NRSV)

* The expression fix my eyes on was rendered as respect in the older translation.

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear: for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love."  1 John 4:18.  (NRSV)

How much suffering has been caused in the world through a simple mistranslation.

Fear will close the heart, make it hard and cold, even cruel.

But love overcomes fear.

We overcome our fears when our love is greater than our fear.

If we retranslate fear God in the Old Testament as respect God how much difference it will make.

We think that fear God means punishment or judgement (which is punishment).  But God is not a punisher of men and women.

What was meant by the Old Testament writers was that we should respect God and not do otherwise than God's ways.

Fear is not a positive emotion.

We cannot really love someone if we are afraid of them.

When we let go of our fear we feel love.

So do not fear God.

Respect and love God.


(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

Friday, 1 June 2012

Dukha.

The Buddha is reported to have said, "All life is suffering", but the word which is translated as "suffering", dukha, is more accurately translated as unsatisfactory.

I would not agree.  There are times in life when things are quite satisfactory and there are times when things are not.

The condition which the Buddha called unsatisfactory is the result of a lack of love which is caused by closed or hardened hearts.

We experience the feeling of this lack of love as children and assume that this is the normal condition of humanity.

If we examine our experience closely, however, we will find that the difference between feeling O.K. and not feeling O.K. corresponds exactly to the presence or absence of love in our lives.


What we seek is not knowledge or power but love.

Enlightenment or realization flows from love.

What do we benefit from knowledge or power if we have not love?

What do we benefit from wealth or possessions if we have not love?

What is adulation or fame but a pale facsimile of love?

All sex is looking for love.


What causes us to close our hearts but fear.

Fear of ridicule.

Fear of rejection.

Fear of violence.

What is jealousy but fear of losing love?


What causes us to harden our hearts but fear?  

Fear of strangers.

Fear of crime.


What causes us to open our hearts but our tears and our compassion for our brothers' and sisters' suffering.


In the end our lives are not so much about the state of our minds as the condition of our hearts.