We’ve been misled. Every major religion that features God or gods — every single one of these religions, is off-kilter. Partially wrong. God does exist. God is the source of us, and everything that is. However, God’s nature remains largely unknown to religious people today, obscured by the misconceptions perpetuated by religious mythology which inevitably multiplies God into dualities and trinities or divides God into attributes with names and qualities.
Thank goodness for Quantum Physics, breathing new life and truth into our understandings of the nature of reality — God.
God is. God is One. Unity. One heart-mind Awareness, watching through countless eyes, beating through infinite hearts, moving through winds and amino acids. Knowing and greeting itself through space-time through form, in its every possible permutation, before dissolving again into formlessness, and then repeating the cycle.
God is not a bearded, white-haired white man. God is not a thundering father in the sky. God has no anthropomorphic qualities whatsoever, save that humanity is an atom in the ocean of God. Humankind is man in somebody’s image, however, there are many possibilities here. One is that all that exists is also made in God’s image, for God is infinity in a singularity.
God can be found more clearly in music and mathematics, in geometry, art and physics, than in any religion as it exists today. Those who are able to find God within a religious context only do so after stripping away the dissonant concepts and marrying the intuition of the heart. The Knowledge of Good and Evil.
I now hereby reclaim the rightful divinity of the symbolic Mother Eve, and her consummate wisdom in choosing to eat from the trees of divinity. As it stands, we have only the discernment between Good and Evil as our moral compass. It’s our only tool, our only weapon to fight the lies of the real snakes in this whole mess.
Still, it’s a great boon. Discernment between Good and Evil is something that children understand especially well.
Truth is good, especially when it’s wielded with gentleness and care, and not as a bludgeon.
It’s a fact that Genesis is sourced from pre-existing Sumerian mythology, with symbolic twists narrated into the tale to support the structures intended. While Genesis may be partially true, metaphorically speaking, an unconscionable amount of it is twisted beyond recognition. As a result, women are bereft, and all people, subjugated.
Serpents represent the transmission of knowledge. They do not represent evil. And why shouldn’t a person eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? For, if we do not know within our own hearts what is good from what is evil, what are we? Automatons. Slaves who do as bidden, without question.
Or misguided assholes who ‘Do what Thou Wilt, for that shall be the whole of the Law.” Alistair Crowley’s philosophy is that of the slave owner, the slave-driver, or the one who considers that their personal power and knowledge frees them from the repercussions of their acts.
So according to Genesis, we are to be slaves. According to the ‘enlightened,’ we are to be morally free from Good and Evil.
In both cases, it’s a losing scenario. On the enlightened asshole hand, we’re incapable of being anything other than animals. We descend into materialism in the name of spirituality, forgetting our divine natures, mistaking power for divinity as the densification of matter increases.
On the other hand, the one of the automatons, do you really think that the One that created all this has need of slaves? A desire for obedience? An ego that needs worship? Who would ascribe such human shortcomings on the magnificent, incomprehensibly-awesome nature of God? Doesn’t that seem a little — Satanic?
And isn’t it obvious that slavery enslaves the slaver? That we are owned by our possessions? Just try to pick up and move house to another place, try to quit your job, try to be free of your materiality. And see the complexities we’ve made for ourselves.
“These are things that humans can’t understand,” some will say. “God wants this for our own good.”
Now that is an interesting argument. So let’s examine it, shall we? If God wants anything at all, (let’s say, equilibrium, or tension, in the way that gravity wants mass) why would this directive be to pray five times a day, or to attend Church once per week? What’s in it for us? Why would God communicate this to us as a way of helping us?
“If I fail to practice one day, I notice. If I fail to practice two days, the critics notice. If I fail to practice for three days, everyone notices. ” – Violinist Itzhak Perlman.
We must remind ourselves constantly of our own connection to divinity, and of our own divine, non-dual nature. Otherwise, we forget. Everything in duality is conducive to this forgetting. The material world conspires to make us forget. It is only through constant, frequent exercising our free will and discipline to meditate or pray or listen or sit in silence, that we can remember our spiritual relationship to the rest of creation. Only through frequent time-outs from daily life and duality can we recall who we are, and what we can do.
Let’s try this thought experiment. I would like you to focus on your breath, and the rhythm and process of your breathing. Notice the inhalation, perhaps a slight pause, then the exhalation, followed perhaps by another pause. Inhale. Exhale. Fill up. Empty out. Rejuvenate the red blood cells. Expel the gases.
Now consider the Big Bang idea. Isn’t the creation of the universe, some 13 Billion years ago, the semblance of a cosmic exhalation? From singularity to the complete creation of billions and billions of stars? Did you know that the number of stars in the Milky Way is equivalent to the number of neurons in a single, miraculous human brain? Is such symmetry coincidental?
Mystics know that it is not. “As above, so below,” this is the hermetic wisdom. Creation is a nested reality that mirrors symmetrically through the cosmos. This is its cosmic nature. And at the smallest and largest ends of the cosmic scale, things get cosmically weird. Enter String Theory. If you listen to some of these scientists speak, their exalted findings rival the most moving sermons. God exists. God is here. God is everywhere, and in between. God is in us. And while we will never comprehend it while entombed in matter, we can intuit it well enough to get along.
Since this knowledge does not lend itself faithfully to words, I will leave it to those interested to follow a trail of Reeces Pieces embodied by this article. Quantum Physics leads us undeniably and directly to God. So does sound, light, frequency, vibration and entanglement.
Ham – inhalation – Sa – exhalation. So – inhalation, Ham – exhalation. God breathes us into being, moment by moment, breath by breath, and also, thirteen billion years ago until some unknown point in the future, in this Day of Brahman.
It is well attested that the Egyptian Sphinx bears marks of being underwater; geologists put the Sphinx at least back to the Younger Dryas, a period dating back to the age of Goblekli Tepe, @9500 – 11,500 BC. And while the stone pyramids of Egypt cannot be dated, and were once covered with a now-missing layer of polished stone, they are different from all the other pyramids in the world yet found, in that they embody geometry, mathemetics, Processional knowledge, trigonometry, the Golden Ratio, and other advanced math and physics. They are like mute libraries of super-advanced knowledge. The neolithic native Khemetians of what is now Egypt were left with perfect enigmas.
At first, it would seem that they honored this legacy. The Khemetians turned their astronomical observations into a cosmology. The gods represented heavenly bodies and earthly processes. Nature-based spirituality is not at all opposed to the true nature of God. Shamanism, nature-religions, and pagan rituals are equally sacred. The sacrilege came when man placed himself as custodian over other men, over women, and over Creation itself.
The ancient Egyptians (Khemetians) believed that their soul’s hearts would be weighed upon death by ‘goddess’ Ma’at, who represents Balance. Those with hearts as light as Ma’at’s feather would go on into the afterlife. However, those hearts heavy from evil deeds would be eaten by a crocodile-faced god. And so, for the early part of Dynastic Egypt’s glory, humans were largely inspired to be good, and to do good.
Later, though, Thoth appears, also known as Djehuti, and by other names. At his appearance, the scales of Ma’at change. They are now shown with a heart on one side, a feather on the other, and a priest (perhaps Thoth himself, that enigmatic being of many faces who was as credibly evil as he was enlightening) with his hand on the side of the scale with the feather, weighing it down to counterbalance the weight of an evil, heavy heart, to give it a pass to the afterlife, even though it was too heavy to qualify.
We know now that as Egypt progressed, or regressed, as the case might be, as gold became a medium of exchange in Sumer and the lands beyond to Egypt, that priests began to take payments from the wealthy, in exchange for their intercession with the gods on behalf of the person whose heart was to be weighed. This corruption disrupted the mechanics of the working religion.
We also know that the Pyramids of Giza (and the Serapeum, upon closer examination) were originally silent, speaking, singing, proclaiming realities only through their enigmas, geometries, trigonometries, and implications of the mastery of gravity and space. The writing that came later in the form of hieroglyphics was a lesser representation of the truth embodied in these older structures. Nevertheless, the ancient Khemetians did know something of these inconceivably advanced metaphysics.
It was Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV, father of the unfortunate King Tut) who tried to wrest the power back from the corrupt priests, focusing his ‘new’ religion on the idea of a single god, Ra, the Sun. It was closer to truth than the state of affairs among the priests. But it wasn’t quite right. And as history shows, the Empire Struck Back. Man, having tasted the power that he imagined the gods to possess, became vampiric. He wasn’t about to let Truth get in his way. The priests retained their power, and the Egyptian civilization accelerated in its devolution, adopting the slave-mentality and material culture previously introduced in Sumer.
Later, Plato (a phenomenal misogynist) tried to convey the idea of the Monad, the Duad and the Triad. His Cave Allegory is a wonderful metaphor for duality and the non-dual reality, which I would call God. Plato and the gnostics identified a ‘Maker,’ a ‘Demiurge’ responsible for the creation of humankind, who was a lesser being than the Monad, or the non-dual source. God.
The Creator, the Demiurge, was a-very powerful being, full of intention, but the Demiurge was not The God. Plato thought the Demiurge to be good. Gnostics thought him evil. Genesis, as it stands, resembles, to me, the influence of a demiurge with a hidden agenda. So, yes, I would consider him more evil (self-interested) than good. A being with a huge ego. The source of the Upside Down. The beginning of mirroring the mirror to distort the perception of reality through the superimposition of thoughts over the perceivable truth of our senses.
Today, we are not sophisticated enough as civilizations to grasp and attend to the the historically-understood metaphysics of our greatest noetic minds. We prefer to think of our sorry selves as more advanced because we’ve managed to engineer material reality into a semblance of the innate magic we have lost. Nowadays, it is ironically the scientists, the mystics, and the intuitive researchers alone who have the nerve to grapple with the true nature and dimension of divinity.
While its true that tradition and conservation have purposes, uses and places in our cultures and civilizations, the degree to which we blindly follow the paths that others have cut for us in no way assures that we’re not lost, nor that we’ll eventually find our way home.
Home is where the heart is, and thank Eve, our hearts can know the difference between truth and lies, between good and evil. Thus, a person can only forge their own path through this treachery of human ambition and ignorance as it’s played out through history. The Game of Telephone shows how a single word may be distorted as a message is passed down the line. How much more so our scriptures, books of words, and through their long ages?
May you listen deeply enough and long enough to discern the truth and goodness through the instrument of your own enlightened heart, and find your path back home through the lies and snares that pit us against each other, and against our own best interests.
As this article is already too long, I thank you for reading and for taking this journey with me today. I hope I’ve inspired you to do a little research of your own, and to questions the assumptions and beliefs that you’ve inherited, to favor the knowledge you have earned through personal experience.