Before we start to dissect what “talking in tongues” actually means, we need to look at religion and the psychological sledgehammer it wields and imposes on the human psyche.
For instance, the word “spirit” is an English word that the biblical writers made up to explain the unexplainable forces of nature. It actually comes from the Latin word “spiritus” which means “breath” or “to breathe.” So every time you see the word “spirit” in scripture it is actually the word “breath.” Holy Breath, not Holy Spirit. It’s also where we get the English word “aspirate.” And that is only one example of the biblical writers taking liberty with words in the Bible. Spirit just sounds otherworldly, heavenly and cool, right? The early church was laying the foundation of their agenda by doing things like this and so much more. A very brief look into actual history will reveal how powerful and corrupt the church was.
So, spirit doesn’t exist, there is no being filled with the spirit, there is no holy spirit, there is no spirit of God, it doesn’t exist. And because we don’t understand we allow ourselves to be corralled by teachers of religion who have no idea what is important and yet they’re the ones that are teaching us, they’re the ones that we allow to teach our children. You send your children to school all week and you make sure that you send them to a good school. I hear people all the time saying I want my kids to go to a good school, I want them to have a good education, I want the teachers to know what they’re talking about, I want to make sure they have the right books, I want everything to be accurate, I want to make sure that they have the very best scientific, technological and intellectual materials, and that the teachers are skilled and versed in technology and intellectualism and they have their degrees and all of these things and then every Sunday we turn our kids over to lunatics and they teach some of the most bizarre things about acceptable genocide, degradation of women, a “loving” god murdering his own son, blood, nails, demons torturing people in Hell and so on and so forth.
If you had a teacher in your school who taught the lunacy that you sent your children to see on Sunday you would pull that child out of school and have a major “come-to-Jesus-moment” with the local Board of Education.
We don’t understand and so we are still having our children in this day and age educated on Sundays by people who are steeped in archaic superstition and call invisible forces of nature which do exist by something called spirit, which does not exist. But what we do know that exists are brain cells and these brain cells react but they don’t react to spirit because there is no such thing as that, they react to photons. And what are photons? Photons are intelligent light. And what does the Bible say God is? It says that God is light.
1 John 1:5 (KJV) 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Isn’t it more productive for you to know the truth? I mean, is it necessary for you to go on making believe that exists when in actuality this exists? Why not understand what it really is?
Most of us have come through religious training of some sort and one of the prerequisites in the Christian religion is that you must be baptized by the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues – we’re talking fundamentalists here.
You know who was recorded as the first one that ever “spoke in tongues?” It was a Christian Mystic, whose name was Gabar and he practiced something called “Gibberish Meditation.” He had a unique way of answering people’s queries about enlightenment. Gabar would simply make nonsensical sounds. Initially, people wrote him off as crazy. But eventually, Gabar ended up with many followers. http://hinduism.ygoy.com/2011/03/19/what-is-gibberish-meditation/
Gabar would just speak nonsense. He uttered endless sounds that were not interconnected at all. There were no periods, commas or sentence structure. Gabar enjoyed himself immensely, laughing all the while. Slowly, his followers started to understand the method behind the madness. As they listened to Gabar’s gibberish, their minds started to become silent. The mystic made his followers reach deep into their inner self, where they could find all the answers. http://hinduism.ygoy.com/2011/03/19/what-is-gibberish-meditation/
If we want to get scientific about it, we can call it “glossolalia,” which is “the phenomenon of (apparently) speaking in an unknown language, especially in religious worship. It is practiced especially by Pentecostal and charismatic Christians.”
Glossolalia in Christianity
In addition to the suggested material explanations, some Christians believe that there can be a supernatural explanation of glossolalia: some (cessationists) limit this to the first century, others (glossolalists) apply this explanation today.
- Glossolalists could, apart from those practicing glossolalia, also mean all those who believe that the Pentecostal/Charismatic glossolalia practiced today is the ‘speaking in tongues’ described in the New Testament. They believe that it is a miraculous gift of the Spirit. While some Charismatics claim that these tongues are a real, unlearned language (i.e., xenoglossia), others – Pentecostals in particular, explain the activity as a ‘language of the spirit’, or a ‘heavenly language’, perhaps the language of angels.
- Cessationists believe that all the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased to be early in the Christian history, and therefore that the speaking in tongues practiced today is simply the utterance of meaningless syllables. It is neither xenoglossia nor miraculous, but rather learned behavior, possibly self-induced. However, they believe that what the New Testament describes is xenoglossia, a miraculous gift of the Spirit through which the speaker could communicate in languages not previously studied.
Acts 2 KJV [parenthesis are mine]
1 And when the day of Pentecost (Pentecost means 50) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
First, let’s cover the symbolism of the cloven tongues in eastern spirituality. What well-known creature has a cloven tongue? A snake, right? What does a snake or serpent represent? Wisdom and kundalini, or the movement of energy up the spinal column to obtain enlightenment through meditation, as shown in the above image. Remember, this is eastern spirituality. The only reason people in the west think of the serpent as evil is that once the Hebrews starting writing their scriptures, they attached that association to it. They also taught that the serpent in the biblical story of Adam and Eve was the betrayer and was responsible for them being tossed out of Eden. But if you look at that scripture with a critical eye and the newly acquired wisdom about what the serpent symbolizes, you can see that it was an aid in helping them understand their own inherent divinity, because it was the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,” which is what the snake was wrapped around, just like how the kundalini energy encircles the spine as it travels upward towards the brain during meditation. The keyword from the name of the tree here being “knowledge,” being what the serpent symbolizes.
Next, we have the references to “fire” and “wind.” “Cloven tongues of fire” and a “mighty rushing wind.” Every religious culture on the planet (including the Greeks, who wrote the Bible) identified the main elements of earth, water, air and fire as being representative of stages of consciousness. The only cultural exception to these elements is the Chinese that has references to steel or metal and wood. The elements break down in the following way:
Earth = The first and lowest stage. This is the stage you are in now, reading this article. Pigs, goats and any reference to earth or dirt in the Bible fall into this category.
Water = The second stage. This one is symbolic baptism, which has nothing at all to do with actual, literal water but the beginning of separation from thought in meditation.
Air = The third stage. We can see examples of this in the fundamentalist belief that they will be magically transported to “meet Jesus in the air” during the Rapture. Again, nothing to do with actual, literal air. The word “rapture” actually comes from Buddhism and is one of the ten worlds or states of mind of becoming the Buddha yourself.
Fire = The fourth stage. Moses and the burning bush, the bush is the earth and the fire is consuming the earth. In other words, the higher (fire) has dominion over the lower (bush/earth). Also, Jesus baptizes with fire. The Higher Self anoints you during meditation when you reach the fire stage. Complete separation from thought and union with the Higher Self.
So, now that we have the pieces of the puzzle let’s put them together.
When you meditate, the cloven-tongued serpent, kundalini, takes you to the stage known as “Air,” you’re separating from thought. The serpent continues its journey to the “Fire” stage, hence the “cloven tongues like as of fire.” The reason you are “speaking in tongues” is because when you truly awaken to who and what you are and find out why you are here, you begin to communicate in a very different way, you don’t think the same way anymore, you don’t do the things you used to do anymore, you are “born again of the spirit” and are now a new creation to inspire others to wake up, too.
Don’t give a second thought to actually trying to speak in tongues the way the fundamentalist Christians do, because it’s just gibberish anyway.