MYSTIC ORIGINS OF ANCIENT TRADITIONS

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This is an explanation of the ancient Hebrew origins of Mystic Meditation, and the real reason for the prayer shawl ('tallit') worn over the head and shoulders by all orthodox Jews during prayer (i.e. meditation). This 'head covering', which is now no more than a mere tradition, was originally of vital importance, thus the origin of which should be correctly understood.

The ‘Tabernacle’ (Hebrew: miskan = dwelling place [of God]) and 'Tent of Meeting' [i.e. with God] (Hebrew: ohel) are biblical terms used to describe the original Sacred Sanctuary – the very dwelling place of Elohim (the Divine/Holy Spirit) – where personal and private communion between man and God could (and can!) be achieved.[1] This Holy place is variously called the “Holy dwelling place”; “tent of the (Divine) Covenant”; “tent of meeting” (i.e. between man and God), etc. The Hebrew term here translated as tent (viz. ohel) actually means a ‘covering’ or ‘veil’. This veil is what forms the tent (i.e. “the abode of the veil” – see e.g. LXX version of Ecclesiasticus 50:5), which is actually a covering for the Tabernacle. In actuality, the Tabernacle is one's own body,[2] where the Experience and Vision of God may be realised deep within - although this fact has long been forgotten and lost through ignorance, and thus the scriptural references to it are now rather vague.



The veil (tent) was originally used to cover the head and body (tabernacle) of the Mystic initiate in order to conceal the “Most Holy,” i.e. the four Sacred techniques of Mystic Meditation (Divine Communion) practiced by initiates.[3] A remnant of this ancient practice may still be observed today in the prayer shawl (tallit) worn over the head and shoulders by all orthodox Jews during prayer. The veil used by genuine Mystics while practicing meditation must be large enough to cover the whole body – thus it is truly like a ‘tent’ in which the initiate meets with God (the Divine Spirit). There are many references to this fact in the scriptures, although now much corrupted by scribal ignorance.

The first recorded example of this in the Hebrew tradition is when Noah is meditating and his veil somehow slips off (or is possibly removed), thus revealing to anyone present the Sacred techniques of Mystic Communion which he is using while in a state of deep Meditation / trance. The following translation of the relevant passage largely agrees with that of Fabre d’Olivet in his book: THE HEBRAIC TONGUE RESTORED:
“Noah released his mind from the earthly realm, and began cultivating a higher (Spiritual) consciousness. And rising up with the Spirit, he became[Divinely] intoxicated and [in his exultation] he was [unknowingly] revealed from [the covering of] his tent (or veil). And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the secret mysteries of his father, and divulged them outwardly to his two brothers. So Shem and Japheth took the veil and raised it behind them, and went backward, and covered the secret mysteries of their father; and their faces were turned backward, so that they did not see the secret mysteries of their father.” Gen 9:20-23

Compare this translation with the (Spiritually) meaningless and degrading texts preserved in the various ‘orthodox’ versions, which completely contradict what is said of Noah in Genesis 6:9, i.e. “Noah was a Righteous man – the Perfect One of his time – who walked with God.”

Another example of this covering or veil (tent) is given in EXODUS when Moses communes with God:
“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. And he finished speaking to them. Moses put a veil over his face whenever he entered the LORD'S presence to speak with Him, and he removed the veil when he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they saw that his face was radiant. Moses would put the veil back over his face whenever he went in to speak with the LORD.” Exodus 34:29-35
This passage has clearly been incorrectly transcribed or translated into English.[4]

The following excerpts (from a grossly elaborated passage in EXODUS) describe the dwelling place of God (the Spirit):
“They (the Israelites i.e. the 'Initiated') must prepare the Holy place so that My (the Lord’s) Spirit may dwell with them. According to all that I shall reveal, you must prepare the dwelling place (tabernacle)… And there I shall meet with you and make My Spirit KNOWN… You shall make sheets of goats’ hair to cover (veil) the dwelling place… and the veil shall separate you (i.e. from prying eyes) while in the Holy place of the Most Holy.” Exodus 25:8-9 & 22; 26:7 & 33
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FOOTNOTES:

[1] “Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle.” Exodus 40:34

[2] The Holy Temple not made of bricks and mortar, or by human hands (cf. Mark 14:58)

[3] i.e. the Holy NAME, LIGHT, SOUND, & FOOD. Jesus, also, is reported to have referred to this secret meditation: “When you pray (meditate), go into your inner sanctuary, close the doors, and pray to your Father in secret.” Matthew 6:6. The ‘inner sanctuary’ referred to here is that sacred place deep within us (which everyone possesses – rich or poor!), and ‘closing the doors’ refers to closing our exterior sense receptors (i.e. eyes and ears) in order to experience that which is hidden deep within. See also: Exodus 33:9; 1Kings 22:25; Psalm 27:5 & 63:2

[4] Many English translations of this passage are nonsensical – confusing and destroying the true significance and meaning of the original by implying that Moses covered his face only when he came out from communing with God. If that were the case, how would Moses have communicated with the Israelites, and how would they have seen that his face shone, and, indeed, how would Moses have seen where he was going?
Rolling Eyes See also 1Kings 19:12-13. Even today, the practice of covering the head is traditionally observed by many orthodox religionists during worship, e.g. all Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs. This covering, or veil, should actually enclose the whole body, and is often termed the “Tabernacle” / “Tent of Meeting”, i.e. the private place of meeting with God / Elohim / the Spirit.
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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:44 pm

You know, I always had problems with the whole story about Noah getting drunk and Ham being cursed. He seemed a holy man, chosen for his time. So why the drunk story? I always wondered at the hidden symbolism in that.....scratch

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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:00 am

DarkChylde wrote:You know, I always had problems with the whole story about Noah getting drunk and Ham being cursed. He seemed a holy man, chosen for his time. So why the drunk story? I always wondered at the hidden symbolism in that.....scratch

Yes - there are a lot of hidden truths and mysteries within the scriptures, but they have become meaningless as Truth is forgotten and lost.

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Post by Gnosis on Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:33 am

Does this have any significance in the age of Aquarius?
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Post by Admin on Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:52 am

Gnosis wrote:Does this have any significance in the age of Aquarius?
WHAT? ~ You don't think that the following are significant?
Question
UNDERSTANDING?
MYSTIC INITIATION?
MEDITATION?
TRUTH?
EXPERIENCE?
SPIRITUAL TEACHER?
ENLIGHTENMENT?

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Post by Rene on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:23 am

Gnosis wrote:Does this have any significance in the age of Aquarius?

I am an Aquarian :-) hehehe! Very Happy

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Rene wrote:
Gnosis wrote:Does this have any significance in the age of Aquarius?

I am an Aquarian :-) hehehe! Very Happy

The stars and planets can only affect one when one is in the lower states of mind.

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