In between posting chapters of my book I will take some time now and then to comment on your posts.
For those of you who are left in a lurch on the book "From Self Consciousness to Initiation" I want to assure you that the project is not forgotten. I have reached a point, however, that I must make Book III of The Immortal the top priority, but after that book is finished then I plan on plunging into Self Consciousness to Initiation. It would be best if we can cover the book with continuous postings to keep the continuity going when the time comes.
Glad to see that John of Austin is keeping the energy flowing. He asked about the meaning of the Seventh chapter of Revelations. Let us quote:
"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
"And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
"And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel." Rev 7:1-4
There are five angels mentioned here: The four angels holding the four winds and the angel ascending from the East. The first question to examine is - who are these angels?
These four angels are representatives of the forces of attraction which set in motion the forces of karma. Various hierarchies of beings assist in the dispersion of these energies so a final justice becomes manifest.
The four represent the four directions of a circle or compass, North, South, East and West. The fifth angel ascending represents the point at the center of the circle, or the Central Spiritual Sun.
The four angels also correspond to the four arms of the cross, and the fifth, the point of At-One-Ment at the point of crossing, or synthesis.
The highest in the hierarchy of these four principles in the solar system are the four Lords of Karma working through rays 1, 3, 5 and 7 in conjunction with the Logoi of Vulcan (a hidden planet), Saturn, Venus and Uranus. These Lords work through the sending (male) rays because they work from the mind of God to send the energies of karma to produce the justice of God.
The Hindus called these the Four Maharajahs, who are named Indra in the (symbolic) east, Yama in the south, Varuna in the west, and Kubera in the north.
These four great Lords are part of a chain of hierarchy. There are higher agents (of which nothing is given) and there are lower representatives.
The Four Maharajahs are Lords of Karma for the entire solar system, but there are also four Lords that are representatives here on the earth. They are said to be the four archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel.
Who then is the angel ascending from the east?
To understand, we must first translate this verse accurately. An entire word is left out of this common translation which is HELIOS or the "sun." "East" is translated from ANATOLE HELIOS which literally translates a "rising sun."
ANATOLE by itself can be translated as "east" in the right context but is more literally translated as "rising."
Thus this fifth and synthesizing angel ascends "from the rising sun."
On the solar level then this fifth angel is the Solar Logos and on the highest earth level the fifth angel would be the Planetary Logos, the Ancient of Days, followed by The Christ working as the righteous judge through an agent or agents on the earth who are symbolic of the great power manifest by Elijah the Prophet.
As far as humanity is concerned, the angel "from the rising Sun" represents a messenger who brings sunlight, or the light of truth, to a world that sits in darkness. This messenger represents the rising Sun, or the preparations for the coming of Christ - the mission of a latter-day Elijah. The Christ Himself is symbolized by the sun at noonday.
Concerning this ascending angel Joseph Smith said, "this is Elias (Greek for Elijah) which was to come to gather together the tribes of Israel and restore all things."
Now Elijah was reincarnated as John the Baptist (not John the beloved) with a mission to prepare the way for the first coming of Christ. Joseph said that there would be another messenger do a similar thing in this age, but indicated that his use of the term Elias represented a mission more than the literal return of Elijah.
The Solar Logos then sends out a message that filters down to all those who disperse karma and have power to hurt "the earth, the sea and the trees."
Let us rephrase so we can understand. The Great Life that is in charge of the coming earth changes sees that a cleansing of the earth is overdue and unless he intervenes that continents could sink, tidal waves could engulf cities and fire and great wind could destroy much of the earth. Because of this point of tension, psychics the world over have been predicting all kinds of destruction, especially over the past few decades.
Many people wonder why many of these prophesied events did not happen. The reason is that the great Lord cried out to the four Lords having power over the earth's karma: "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads."
Many sensitives have picked up the presence of destructive energies on the horizon and indeed they exist and are looming there, but the Great Lord has intervened and decreed that the destructive energies shall be held in check until the 144,000 are sealed by seeing the light of truth which is revealed in preparation for the coming of Christ and then having it verified by the God within.
It is as I have written to you many times in the past. The great destructions that are feared by the multitudes are held in check until the gathering of lights occurs and has a strong foothold on the earth. No great destruction will occur until there are 144,000 that will correctly sing the Song of the 144,000. Notice the word "correctly." And even after this occurs the destructions predicted can still be prevented by the free will of mankind just as the destruction of Nineveh was overturned. Our fate is largely up to us. The only wild card in the immediate future is not natural destruction, but weapons of mass destruction that can be set off by the free will of humanity.
So finally the question: does this sealing of the servants of God in their foreheads correspond to one of the initiations taught by DK?
The Third initiation most closely corresponds to "keeping your mind centered in the light." It is only after one has passed this hurdle that he is able to keep this centering no matter what distraction should occur.
Even so there will be many who have not reached the third initiation who will recognize the name of God in their forehead. Even though the first and second degree initiates are not infallible many of them do stand in the Spirit and "endure to the end."
Thus the first great molecular cell of 144,000 will be composed of the pure in heart in several grades of spiritual advancement. Some will fall away, but will be replaced by others who have the seal, keeping the spiritual life intact.
I liked your quote so well, I am using it below.
The light we are searching for is the
light we are searching with.
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