How can I say that you change water into wine? I say it because Jesus said you can do everything he can do and even greater works than he could. Of course, we are not talking about changing water into wine in a literal sense, but in a symbolic spiritual way, within us. John 14:12 … Continue reading You have the ability to change water into wine, too
Yesterday was Sunday and, as usual, it got me diving deep within myself to try and figure out why we believe what we believe, and how do we evolve from getting stuck in religion to a higher realm of understanding? Sunday, the day of the sun, the day we try to set aside to listen … Continue reading The quest for the truth
This one has some very deep mysticism in it, so we'll be jumping around a little bit to bring it all together, but bring it all together we will. Here are the passages in the Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 25 King James Version (KJV) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, … Continue reading 10 virgins, 5 wise and 5 foolish
The name "Peter" comes from the Greek "Petros" and means "a detached stone that might be thrown or easily moved." The feminine form is "Petra" and means "mountain of a rock" or "firm foundation." The meaning really begins to take shape when you read about how Jesus addresses him in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew … Continue reading The Apostle Peter, from the lower to the higher
Once you understand that you are reading mythology, you can take a step back and see a much broader perspective, especially with the seemingly miraculous birth of Jesus in a manger by a virgin. This motif has been repeated numerous times in antiquity with numerous religions and god-men being spawned from it. We'll get into … Continue reading Why was Jesus born in a manger?
Ninhursag (seen in the image at the beginning of this article) was the ancient Sumerian mother goddess of the mountains who was worshipped over 5,000 years ago (3000 BCE), and one of the seven great deities of Sumer (the major god of the Sumerian people). She is principally a fertility goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the "true and great lady … Continue reading Why do you call your Mama “Mama”?
“There is no way of preserving the literal sense of the first chapter of Genesis without impiety and attributing things to God unworthy of Him.” Saint Augustine of Hippo, a Roman-African early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. “The Scriptures were of little use … Continue reading Adam & Eve, not the first power couple
Image Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington 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 … Continue reading Incest and rape all wrapped up in one story. More Old Testament allegory.
The reason this story doesn't have an X-Rating on it is that it comes out of the mythology of the Bible. And if you aren't familiar with or don't understand the mythology of the Bible or the symbolism of the Bible you'll never be able to understand the deeper spiritual meaning of this story. … Continue reading Jacob, Leah & Rachel; promiscuity and one of the first documented “drug deals”. Profound psychological allegory.
The myth of Medusa is well-known throughout the world. But have you ever considered why the Greek writers ever even wrote about her in the first place? Why do we have all of these elaborate stories of gods, goddesses and monsters that are beyond terrifying and beautiful at the same time? Did the Greek writers … Continue reading We all have to slay Medusa