Incest and rape all wrapped up in one story. More Old Testament allegory.

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This one is painful to read from a literal perspective, especially for someone who has gone through the physical and emotional trauma of rape. I truly feel for anyone that has experienced that and wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Nonetheless, this story needs to be told and interpreted the way it was meant to be interpreted, which is spiritually. And once you see the hidden meaning behind the words and how the story changes based on that interpretation, what is revealed is a story that is about you. It always comes back to you…always.

If you are a self-proclaimed Christian, then it’s all or nothing. You can’t pick and choose what part of the text of the Bible you want to accept or dismiss. If it’s your belief that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, then this story needs to be discussed as adults with open minds. Fact, rape is in the Bible, so let’s accept that painful fact and move on and learn the truth of what it really means.

Fundamental Christians are always saying that they have family values and hold themselves to a higher moral standard. Family values and moral standards? Rape, incest, promiscuity, polygamy, murder and genocide, just to name a few.

I think I’ll continue to pursue Gnosticism. Don’t get me wrong, there are good and true Christians out there that truly embody unconditional love, but they appear to be in a minority, especially when we see the division in the world today.

You have to look at this from an esoteric perspective to understand the symbolism. That is what the ancient mystery schools were all about. They knew what the story meant, but to the person that was referred to as being “without” everything was done in parable and allegory to hide from the “unworthy” the true meaning. Only the true seeker and initiate of the mystery schools were allowed to know the true meaning of the story. Hence, a gnostic or “one who knows.”

Below, I will attach the chapter and verses with some commentary in between, and then summarize everything at the end. Thank God it never actually happened.

2 Samuel 13 (KJV)

And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Absalom is a similar character to Abel (the higher) from early Genesis, and Amnon is a similar character to Cain (the lower) from the same story.

The love that Amnon has for his sister is not the kind of love that you have for your sister. He has a physical, passionate love for his sister.

2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

So Amnon was vexed, meaning he has the hots for Tamar, big time. And the fact that she was a virgin made it all the more unbearable.

3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

Jonadab was “subtil,” or subtle, meaning he was very clever. He is a representation of the ego. Pressuring us to do things we wouldn’t normally do for quick satisfaction.

4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.

So, Jonadab is asking him why he is lean because he shouldn’t be since he is the king’s son. If you understand the symbolism, it starts to become clear that Amnon, who is symbolic of the lower self, is lean, meaning without nourishment, specifically spiritual nourishment.

The reference to the “king’s son” means that Amnon is an aspect of the mind that is born of the mind or the king. Some aspects are good and some are bad.

5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

The ego (Jonadab) is scheming and trying to convince the lower (Amnon) to take the kingdom within (Tamar) by force, which is never a good idea.

We also see a reference to “meat,” which mystically means ‘higher spiritual nourishment’. You can see an excellent reference to the difference of milk (lower) and meat (higher) in the following passages in Hebrews 5:

13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

The ego wants the meat because it is impatient, stubborn and greedy, and doesn’t want to do it the right way, which is by going within. It wants its cake and wants to eat it, too, and it wants to do it all right now.

6 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

“Cakes” are just another symbol of higher spiritual nourishment.

7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon’s house, and dress him meat.

8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.
9 And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.
10 And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.
12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.
13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

“Speak unto the king” means to consult the higher mind, going about obtaining the higher the correct and proper way, “for he will not withhold me from thee.”

14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

We have now seen physical abuse, rape, incest and now another example of the degrading of women. “Arise, be gone” because the mere sight of you disgusts me. Amnon is now roiling in guilt and despair for what he has done.

How many times do we see this in our current society? The male gets angry at the female after the rape. The anger is actually the male hating himself and projecting it onto the female, “the evil temptress”. It’s no wonder that religious literalists believe that it’s the woman’s (Eve’s) fault that we fell from grace if you are reading Genesis literally. But it couldn’t be further from the truth. Remember, you have to bring your brain WITH YOU when you go into a church. Don’t leave it outside, because it’s a terrible thing to waste.

16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king’s daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

She wore “a garment of divers colours” that virgins would wear. Here is a reference to the colors of the chakras, meaning that you have to go about it the proper way, which is meditation, going within. It’s all about divine, pure, virgin consciousness.

19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

Meaning that she is completely shamed for what transpired. She “put ashes on her head” is a symbol of submission. In other words, Cain wins. The Higher has been subdued and overtaken by the Lower.

20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.
21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.
22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

King David eventually has Amnon killed and gets his revenge later on in 2 Samuel.

Let’s wrap this one up.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

If you are going to try, as religion tries, through the emotions, through the studies and through all the various ways and techniques to take this higher realm within by force, what’s going to happen is that your consciousness is going to die, just like what happened in this story, because that which is the lower mind will strike out against that which is the higher mind and eventually kill it out.

The brothers are a symbol of yourself. Absalom is a symbol of yourself which is your higher mind. Amnon is the symbol of yourself which is your lower mind and that which is Tamar is your spirit because she is a virgin. The virgin is always a symbol of the higher mind.

When you think that you can come in and gain intercourse with that which is the divine aspect, spirit, you think you can do it on your own terms, you’re “raping your sister.” But when you are willing to do it on the terms of God and ask the King which is the divine God within you, you then can “lie with your sister” and she will then open to you that which is the intercourse of spirit and the child shall be born.

It’s a wonderful story of allegory and psychology, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the story once you realize what is being said. It’s written in this form to get rid of all of the people who will read it literally and then run off and say ‘oh this is filth, this is disgusting, let’s not talk about this in our church.’ And so they turn the pages and they miss the psychological aspect of what this is about.

We have to get permission from that which is the higher mind, the king within, and then you can lie with Tamar, which is the spirit and can produce that which is the child within. But he who will not come by way of the king within you is raping his sister and he will die. His Spirit will die. He’ll never gain the kingdom. He’ll never gain the child and he will never gain that which is the sister, which is the spirit.

There is nothing filthy or horrible in the Bible. These stories are written to confuse the masses. As Jesus said in Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables

Those that are “without” are the people who are outside of the mystery of the location of the kingdom, which Luke 17-21 tells you is within you. It’s also referring to those individuals that are not meditating, the opposite of without is within. If the kingdom is within, how do you access it? Close your eyes and breathe. You don’t need a church. You don’t need a Bible. You don’t need anything but what you already have within you.

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