Introducing the Beast
Now we arrive at perhaps the most mysterious and controversial chapter of all scripture. Here we learn about the Beast.
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Rev 13:1
The dragon of desire has been cast out of the higher realms of consciousness by the followers of Christ. Eventually, the spiritual groups control this dragon, but he rests not. The energy of desire moves to other lesser lives seeking expression.
John stands “upon the sea.” The sea, here, stands for the multitudes of people who are grounded in the emotional/astral world or consciousness. These are they who are fertile soil in which the dragon can take root. Out of the masses comes an image that is very similar to the dragon. The dragon had “seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” (Rev 12:3) And now the Beast has “seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
The Beast is very similar in form to the dragon but with subtle differences. They both have seven heads and ten horns, but the crowns are different. The dragon has the seven crowns upon his heads, but the Beast has ten crowns upon his ten horns. The dragon has crowns upon his heads whereas the Beast has the name of blasphemy upon his heads.
The Beast is almost created after the image of the dragon, but not quite. Let’s look deeper.
The seven heads stand again for the seven chakras or centers of consciousness. When the dragon is in heaven, or the seat of decision, it has subtle control and influence over them all. The seven crowns symbolize the spiritual authority of the dragon. By using guilt in connection with the conscience, the dragon is able to direct all seven levels of consciousness in the centers to accept it as the outer voice of God – the king of Heaven.
The ten horns represent the ten petals of the solar plexus center, which governs the emotions. Each of these ten petals represents a dual emotional vibration. These are:
(1) Romantic and Selfish Love/Hate
(2) Trained Conscience/Guilt
The dragon had the crowns upon his heads. Outwardly, this symbolizes his influence of authoritarion religion over the seven divisions of civilization in humanity’s past. Inwardly, it tells us a religious-like authority governs all level of consciousness in the emotionally-grounded individual, even among those who do not claim to be religious.
The Beast had ten crowns upon the ten horns. Outwardly, this tells us that a religious-like authority governs the ten political divisions of the earth. Inwardly, this same religious authority governs the 10 energies of the sacral center of the average person, just as a king sits in rule over his subjects.
The dragon, which started in heaven with crowns of reverential authority on his heads, was thrown to the earth. There, he morphed into the Beast, which no longer showed reverence to the higher consciousness of heaven and now wore the names of blasphemy.
We are told that on his heads are the names of blasphemy. The King James says “name” but most modern versions correctly translate this as “names.” What are the blasphemous names on the heads of the Beast?
The emperor of Rome was proudly called Caesar Augustus. “Augustus” implies Caesar was Lord, or God. We all know many Christians were fed to the lions and crucified. Few know that much of it had to do with the refusal to accept this and other names chosen by the Roman emperors.
The current names of the Beast are not negative names like anti-Christ, Satan, devil and so on. The names of the Beast are adored by the world.
Here are some of the names of blasphemy used in the religious and political world:
* His/Her Royal Highness
* Holy Father
* His Holiness
* His Eminence
* His Grace
* Imperial Majesty
* Serene Majesty
* Most Reverend
* Most Worshipful
The Pope has been accused of having the name VICARIVS FILII DEI (in the place of the Son of God) written on his hat or some other item. The roman numerals on this name add up to 666, but this seems to be a fabricated accusation made by the enemies of the Catholic church who believe they singly represent the Beast. Little do they realize that the Beast has infiltrated all the organizations of the earth.
The great name of blasphemy was extended through the Caesars who went beyond Augustus to being called Lord and being deified as a God. Once a year each citizen in Rome had to appear before authorities and acknowledge that Caesar was virtually God. Once one did this, he could go worship according to his choice undisturbed. But, if one put Jesus or some other version of God above Caesar, he was seen as a danger to the state and was usually executed.
Thus, the most blasphemous name of the Beast occurs when a flesh-and-blood man, like the rest of us, is called and worshiped as a God. It is true that even Jesus said that men are Gods (John 10:34), but he was speaking of God in all of us with equality, great and small. Caesar was declared God as one who was special and unique among men. Caesar demanded to be worshipped, and it is blasphemy for one man to worship another man or even see another person as having more rights than he himself possesses.
The interesting thing about the emperors of Rome is that it was not the government who it was the people. The early emperors thought it was a silly thing for the people to do, but eventually the people called them gods long enough and with enough repetition that they began to believe it, and also see that the idea would secure more political power.
One does not need to go to the extreme of calling himself a God to his fellow men and women to have a name of blasphemy, but any name that brings the person a reverential respect takes away from the glory that belongs to God alone. Even Jesus was very cautious about not taking away from the respect due God alone.
A man once addressed Jesus as “good master.” To this he responded:
“Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God.” Matt 19:16-17
Jesus did not even want to take the chance of looking too “good” to his followers, but in the present time his mindless followers think it is blasphemy to call Jesus anything less than the best and most perfect creator God of the universe.
Here is another example:
“But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Matthew 23:5-15
Isn’t it interesting how clearly Jesus tried to teach the principle of not using a name or title that exalts one person above another because “all ye are brethren.”
The Catholic Church has certainly disregarded the command of “call no man your father …” Using the title or name of “reverend” violates the same principle and is blasphemous. One man is to be revered no more than another because “we are brethren” as Jesus taught. Many religions use the title of “Holiness” or “Holy” in reference to their leaders. Many New Agers use the title Master when talking about a teacher, but there is one Master over us and that is the Christ within all of us. If a teacher does not speak to that center within us then we should ignore him.
Royalty uses all kinds of blasphemous names for God such as “Your Highness,” “Your Majesty,” “Your Excellency,” and so on. Even the idea of one being a king or the divine right of kings is blasphemous. One person has no more divine right to be a king than does another.
There are many titles that are not blasphemous because they do not indicate that a man is taking the place of God. A title is correct if it merely indicates the job he is attempting to do in this life such as president, mayor, judge, senator, doctor, teacher etc. “Master” may be legitimate as an acknowledgement of one’s mastery over an activity, but not in relation to being a master (or in the place of God) over an individual. There is nothing untruthful or disrespectful about these names.
You will find, however, that wherever unjust authority rears its ugly head, the person exercising it will revel in the chance to be called by some title that belongs to God alone.
There are religious and political organizations where blasphemous names are not allowed, but the leader is still revered as one who is infallible or able to commune with God in a way that the average person cannot. This type of fixation corresponds to a name of blasphemy and it will be just a matter of time before the illusionary names surface to fit the thoughtform.
Truly great leaders are examples of what we are to become, not examples of holiness that we cannot attain. When is the last time you heard a person with a God-like title speak in such a way that it spoke to your inner Christ and caused your heart to burn? Probably never.
It is different when a true teacher, who wears not the names of blasphemy, speaks or writes. Then the soul of the seeker will be stirred.
Who or What is the Beast?
“And the Beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Rev 13:2
Why was it that the dragon was able to give the Beast his “great authority?” The answer is that when the dragon was in heaven, or in the higher consciousness of the disciple or the spiritual group, his emotional self saw him as being God and there is no greater authority than God. When the dragon was in control the spiritual group went with what felt to the emotional self as being God. That which seemed to be God had ultimate authority. The dragon controlled them by using feelings through manipulating their conscience with guilt and fear.
When the dragon was thrown out the seekers were “saved” and released of their guilt. They could no longer be controlled through fear, so the dragon created an image to himself out of the sea of emotionally-based people who remained. The Beast was given great authority because the dragon understood how to control people through substituting the inner God for the outer, and then using the outer God to control through fear and guilt.
The Beast thus has great authority because he is perceived by the emotionally-based masses as the voice of God, not to be questioned. The deceived masses tremble with fear at the thought of challenging the Beast just as one would in challenging the voice of God.
The Beast therefore is given “great authority,” rules by great authority, and manipulates the people through fear and guilt by the use of that great authority.
The key to understanding the Beast is the realization that he represents a false authority gained by substituting an outward voice for the inner voice of God.
The Beast is unearned authority, unworthy of our trust, yet the masses give it their trust because they think it speaks with the voice of God.
Most of the sects see the Beast as a great world anti-Christ dictator who will arrive on the scene just before the end of the world. They have been expecting him to show up any moment for many years. Some thought it was Hitler, but he wasn’t quite awesome enough.
If they had read the writings of John with insight they would have not been so deceived.
“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” I John 4:3
To fully understand this scripture one must realize that if early Christians acknowledged Jesus as their authority rather than Caesar they were put to death. John, here, was acknowledging that this terrible misuse of authority made it clear that the anti-Christ or Beast was already in the world.
If the anti-Christ or Beast was already in the world 2,000 years ago, then why are the religious still waiting for him to surface? Answer: The Beast itself deceives them. They have followed authorities who have misled them instead of looking at the source.
Notice again how the authority of Jesus is described:
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matt 7:28-29
The scribes were the ones the people looked to as authorities in scripture, yet something about the authority of Jesus was different. What was it? Here, Jesus spoke boldly against the negative use of authority.
“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Matt 23:13
This is interesting wording:
“For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Why would it say this when the scribes were considered the greatest authorities on the scriptures? The reason was that their only source of authority was their black-and-white memorization of the scriptures. They knew the words but did not know what they meant. They could never stand up, teach, and just say the words of the Spirit pouring through their hearts. They could not teach without quoting some other authority.
Jesus, on the other hand, taught new things that were not quotes from any known boo, and this seemed to demonstrate a new kind of authority they had never seen before, an authority bestowed from within and accepted from within by others. They were so astounded by this authority, that did not depend on degrees and books, that it is written:
“And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?” Matt 21:23
Jesus had an authority that he demonstrated, and no one at that time remembered seeing such a thing in spiritual philosophy. Jesus was the one man in the kingdom who did not have the mark of the Beast.
Go to any church or even a new age movement and try to teach them something contrary to that which their authorities tell them, and see what happens. You will often encounter fear and very high resistance.
Now remember, an authoritarion tool of the Beast does not have to be a human. It can be a book, crystal or unseen alien, even the Bible itself. If you really want to sense the power of the Beast attend any church with an authoritarion dogma or leader and just ask a question in Sunday School that forces their minds in the opposite direction of their beastly authority.
New age groups seem to be a little more polite, but they also get extremely uncomfortable when you ask the wrong questions.
“…the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Rev 13:2
Almost all powers and energies are dual. What is the positive and negative use of authority?
The positive use of authority would allow free will. The people could make their own decisions (freedom). The negative use of authority would not allow free will. Those in authority would want (demand?) to make all decisions for the people (control). Actually, negative authority often takes a person away from his power of decision by deception rather than force, but sometimes force is involved.
The worst kind of self-deception and negative use of authority would be to give away the authority from Self to something outside, be it beast or whatever.
The keyword of the Beast is “authority”.
In addition to authority verse two says that he has “power” and a “seat” (or throne). Now you can have a seat with no power or authority and you can have power with no authority or seat, but if you have authority you can always obtain power and a seat where you have something to rule over. When people recognize authority they will immediately give that authority power, but if they only see the exercise of power, they will sometimes run away to avoid wrong use of that power.
Therefore, when the dragon gives the Beast authority, he automatically gives power and a seat (or some type of position from which to command). The Beast itself is a giant world thoughtform that is a vehicle for the dragon to establish his authority. The dragon gives authority to the Beast, but he owns the Beast so he has lost nothing and still has control.
The Beast will often use the truth to increase his authority, and the deception to accept his authority comes from our own self-deception and has little to do with the Beast itself. “To thine own self be true” is not something one can do until he reaches a certain degree of evolution. Therefore, the Beast does not even have to lie.
Take the former Soviet Union, for example. Communism there was established on a good ideal of equality, sharing and equal rights. Why didn’t it work? Because the Beast demanded unquestioned authority and this turned good into evil. It is good that we help the poor, but if we submit to an authority that takes all of our money and gives it to the poor, then we will be poor too. Unquestioned or unproven authority is always a destroying energy.
In the true student-teacher relationship authority is only recognized because it is earned. Let’s say you want to learn Spanish and two teachers surface who say they can teach you. They both seem equally convincing, but the truth is that one of them knows the language well and the other one does not. If you accept either as an authority just because the teacher or someone else tells you to, then you have a 50-50 chance of getting a bad teacher.
What do you do? You test the teacher. Have him actually speak Spanish. Give him several paragraphs in English, have him translate them, and check out the translation for correctness. Then talk to others who have taken his class and see what they have learned. Finally, you will establish in your mind that one of them can truly teach you. Once you have tested your teacher you do not have to check up on him in every little detail; but when you have learned the basics and want to go to advanced Spanish, you do need to check again to see if he has anything more to teach you or if you need to move on to another teacher.
Thus, positive authority is that which has been earned. Such an authority is ready, willing and able to prove his or her credibility at any given moment. He does not fear a challenge because he is secure in his ability.
Unfortunately there are not very many positive authorities in the world today. Even those who have studied, apprenticed and worked hard at their skill are often the most unreliable authorities. Take medical doctors, for instance. According to Joel Wallach the average doctor dies at around the age of 58, while the average in the U.S. is 77. He says he got this figure from collected obituaries of doctors and averaging their death age. Other figures from the AMA give the figure of 70.8 years. Either way, they live fewer years than the average. Why do we set up those with a lower-than-average life expectancy to be authorities, telling us how to be healthy? Wouldn’t it make more sense to seek out those who are likely to live to be one hundred?
We go to psychologists for authority on mental health and happiness, yet, as a profession, they are not that well adjusted themselves. Here’s a quote from Psychology Today
“At least three out of four therapists have experienced major distress within the past three years, the principal cause being relationship problems. More than 60 percent may have suffered a clinically significant depression at some point in their lives, and nearly half admitted that in the weeks following a personal crisis they’re unable to deliver quality care. As for psychiatrists, a 1997 study by Michael Klag, M.D., found that the divorce rate for psychiatrists who graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine between 1948 and 1964 was 51 percent — higher than that of the general population of that era, and substantially higher than the rate in any other branch of medicine… One out of every four psychologists has suicidal feelings at times, according to one survey, and as many as one in 16 may have attempted suicide.” Article by Robert Epstein and Tim Bower at http://psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-19970701-000045.html
Here again we have authorities giving us advice when they have not discovered the key to happiness themselves. The average person on the street obviously has a greater concept of what makes life worthwhile.
We send criminals to prison authorities who head “correctional” facilities, yet, when they are released, the authorities have turned them in to more dangerous people than they were when they began their sentences. We hire politicians as authorities in making laws and spending money but they make laws that the average person realizes make no sense; they spend our money with the intelligence of a ten-year-old kid who just found a hundred bucks.
We set up ministers, priests and evangelists as authorities in scripture and over our spiritual life, yet many of them do not even believe the scriptures, and many little old ladies have a better knowledge than they do. Then there are many ministers who have never had a true spiritual experience or have never found God, or worse yet, molest children; yet they tell others with the voice of authority how to lead the spiritual life.
We could go on and on. How many lawyers do not have a true sense of the just use of the legal system? How many bosses got their position because of whom they know, not because of what they know? Such people often hurt the company and cause much grief to subordinates.
Many of these people have worked for many years to earn their position of authority, but they lack just one thing: they have never demonstrated in the real world that which they claim to be able to teach.
Just because a doctor has memorized massive amounts of data and procedures does not mean he can heal. Just because a person goes to law school does not give him a just appreciation of the law. Just because a minister leads a church does not mean he is a spiritual man.
Even though these people are often no better authorities in their profession than demonstrated by the common sense of the average person, most of them have at least gone through some learning process. Still other authorities have even bypassed normal learning channels.
Thus, the false authority is he who cannot demonstrate the truth of that which he claims to teach or practice. One of the main causes of false authority is the use of the power of appointment by another false authority. Another cause is a degree from a flawed system of learning.
In saying this, let me point out that even though there are many false authorities in all systems of learning, there are also a minority of good earned authorities in all walks of life.
The power of election (decision) is given to us so that we can find our true authorities and place them where they can be useful dispensers of their wisdom and talents. Our elected officials are not perfect, but they are much better than appointed ones.
Let us apply this to the Beast. The Beast is a thoughtform under the control of the “dragon.” This thoughtform covers the entire planet. He causes all to “receive the mark” (verse 16). This is why Satan (the adversary of light) is called “the god of this world” in the scriptures. Over 95% of the religious world think the Beast has not yet surfaced, but, ironically, they are under the control of the false authorities (the Beast) themselves.
The Power of the Beast
John tells us the Beast “was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:
Let’s first look at these three beasts or animals – the leopard, the lion and the bear – plus the dragon who gives them power. What do they have in common? The one thing they have in common is they are all deadly, dangerous and capable of tearing the average person to shreds. Their very presence can put stark terror into the hearts of men. We are familiar with the three beasts and have heard mythological stories about the dragon. One thing is sure – if the leopard, the lion or the bear is sitting at a peaceful rest in our presence, we want to be quiet as a mouse and not do anything to disturb it.
The Beast, as a whole, had the appearance of a leopard. All leopards are female. The male of the species is called the panther. The leopard hunts in the dark and strikes with greater power, ferocity and speed than any other cat. The prey is often asleep with eyes closed when attacked. The symbolism of the leopard being female is that the female is more polarized on the emotional side than the male, and the Beast uses the emotions rather than the mind to control through fear. The Beast hunts down those who defy its authority, and seeks them out in the dark when they are sleeping and not expecting attack. Just like the leopard “cannot change its spots,” neither can the Beast. It must always remain true to character.
Next, we are told the Beast had “the mouth of a lion.” The lion is called the King of Beasts. Therefore the mouth of a lion would be the mouth of a king. In other words, the Beast speaks through those who have established themselves with a kingly authority over their fellow men. This could be an actual king or queen, a revered political leader, a government appointee, a leader of some organization, a religious leader, a cult leader or even your autocratic boss.
The lion is not an animal you want to get angry. When it lets out a roar it strikes terror in the hearts of all that hear. The early Christians who did not accept the authority of the Beast were fed to lions and devoured by them. However, the prophet Daniel was thrown to the lions and, through faith in God, he was delivered from their power.
The Beast had the feet of a bear. In other words, the Beast will crush under foot anyone who gets in its way. When the bear comes walking in your direction, the smartest thing to do is to get out of its way. We can also say that when the Beast of unjust authority comes in our direction, the smart thing would seem to be to not challenge it, but just get out of its way.
“… and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat (throne) , and great authority.”
In a previous verse (Rev 12:3) we are told the Dragon itself has seven heads, so we see that the Beast is like an image we have made to resemble the Dragon. In the days of Moses blasphemy against God was to make an image (like the golden calf) that represented God. This is what the Dragon does. He makes images, or illusions, that are substitutes for God.
The Dragon itself has no power over man, but can only establish power through illusion. Therefore, he waits and waits until man makes an image of him, and piece by piece throughout history he endows the image with “power, a throne and great authority.” Finally, after about 6000 years from the last Adam, the image of the Dragon is nearly complete.
We humans, by the desire of our egos, (as John mentioned) have created a monster out of nothing real that pleases a great negative thought form, which is its only form of incarnation on this planet. We learned earlier that the Dragon is a serpent and is red. This gives us a clue as to additional insights. First, red is the color of blood and the Bible says that the “blood is life.” (See Leviticus 17:11 and Deuteronomy 12:23)
Interestingly, the serpent is also a symbol of life. The ancients teach of a fiery serpent at the base of the spine that is the foundation fire of all life in our body. This is also called the Kundalini energy. The power of life and death which the Serpent seems to grant the Beast gives him its tremendous illusionary authority over humanity. If the Beast has power to take your life you would want to keep on its good side.
Another interesting thing about the serpent fire at the base of the spine is that when soul contact is made and the serpent uncoils, it virtually disappears and a tremendous energy rises through all your centers, uniting heaven and earth within you. In other words, when the reality behind the serpent is revealed, your god-like powers are restored and the illusion of the Dragon is no more.
The dispelling of the illusion of the Dragon will proceed slowly at first on an individual basis, but the time will come when the Kundalini of the whole planet will be raised and the Beast will be destroyed as if by fire. There is also great symbolism in the story of the Serpent who led Adam and Eve away from the tree of Life by deception. As soon as we see through the deception fostered by the Beast, the Tree of Life again becomes available to us. We will discover that we left the Tree of Life – the Tree of Life did not leave us.
The Deadly Blow
“And I saw one of his heads, as it were, wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the Beast.” Revelation 13:3
The outward interpretation is quite interesting here and deserves some investigation.
The head that was wounded was on the seventh and final head. It was wounded by a great historical event that seemed to be a deathblow to the power and authority of kings. What was this historical event and how was the deadly wound healed?
The wound was made by the birth of Jesus who came to teach us the truth and the rise of Christianity throughout the world. The wound was healed when the “church” was won over by the power of the Beast and forgot its “first love”.
This is a good observation and the common one held by the churches, but it has several flaws. The authority of the Beast crucified Jesus, and, after the creation of the Christian Church, the power and authority of the Beast increased, not decreased. On the other hand, the creation of the U.S. constitution through rebellion against a King representing the Beast did deal a deadly wound.
For many thousand of years the Beast exercised unjust authority over the human race through kings, religious leaders and other authorities. But finally a group of people rebelled against the kingdoms and established a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. It is interesting to note that the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights gave power to the people by limiting the power of government. Over and over they say what “Congress shall not” do. Thus the Beast was wounded because it was finally told by the people who created it that there were many things it could no longer do.
For example, it could no longer make unreasonable searches or seizures. It could no longer use cruel and unusual punishments. Laws were to be made by elected officials and not the king. The Beast cannot make a person testify against himself. Eventually, even slavery was outlawed. Because of this Constitution the Beast even was wounded in Britain. Eventually, the power of Royalty there was taken away, and one by one the nations of the world copied the principles of the Constitution and attempted to emulate a free government. At the time of this writing there are 122 democracies on the earth, a great credit to a small start by the Founding Fathers.
So now everything is great – right?
Not quite. The Beast went right to work seeking desperately to survive. The tendency of people to follow an unearned authority was still present and the Beast worked with that weakness in man.
First, he sought to control the elected officials by making sure those who run for office are people who love power and authority. Then, when they are elected, they seek to control through thoughtforms, special interests, self-interest, ego, corruption and money.
Since complete control of elected officials is not possible the Beast sought to add to our system as many unelected appointed officials as possible who would run the real business of government. An appointed official then becomes like a little king over his dominion and does not have to answer to the people. Thus, we have little unelected kings controlling all departments of government such as tax collecting, the Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Transportation and so on. Over 90% of government in our lives is carried out under strong authority of unelected mini kings. Day after day, week after week, year after year, the power of these kingdoms – within what seems to be a free society – is increased.
In the old days of the Beast the populace was aware that they were ruled by the king; but what makes this age different is that we think we are in this great democracy, when, in reality, the Beast has almost as much control over our lives as did the emperor in ancient Rome.
The deadly wound has been healed; the people wonder after the power of authority as it reaches its tentacles all over the world and into every life so that we are all affected.
A book could be written on the devices the Beast uses to maintain his control. We shall see how the power of the Beast reaches down to each one of us every day of our lives and how we must see through the illusion.
The Tricky Beast
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the Beast: and they worshipped the Beast, saying, Who is like unto the Beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” Revelation 13:4-10
The word “worship” here comes from the Greek PROSKUNEO. Literally translated into today’s language it means “to kiss ass”. In more sensitive language it would mean to “fawn over someone” that you see as your boss or master. Do you know anyone who “worships” in today’s world, that is, worships someone other than God? I think all will agree that we live in a world where almost everyone is sucking up to someone else. This worshipping the Beast today is probably even more prevalent than it was in ancient Rome.
The statement “Who is able to make war with him” is like the statement “you can’t fight City Hall”. There is a similarity, but there are many City Halls.
Two of the “City Halls” in the United States are the Democrat and Republican parties themselves. Often times we elect someone who seems to be very sincere about doing a good job and voting his conscience. Then, after the guy spends a little time in Washington he seems to change and his vote becomes very predictable, usually along party lines. Why? Because fighting his party leadership is like fighting City Hall. The party leader says, “This is an important issue for the party, so if you’re a team player you’ll vote with us.” The Congressman soon learns that if he doesn’t play ball, many problems will develop and leadership opportunities just dry up. In addition, he will be shunned by other faithful party members and will not be invited to parties or special meetings. Then there are other City Halls like pressure groups, polls, and the press. A person just about has to be a saint to be free from the Beast in politics today.
How about medicine? Where is City Hall or the Beast there? We once had a family doctor who seemed like an intelligent sincere fellow and dabbled a little in natural medicine. He was no fanatic by any means, but overall he was pretty much “establishment” in his consciousness. Then one day he criticized another doctor’s diagnosis. This other doctor happened to have a lot of authority in the hospital where they both practiced and trumped up a charge against our doctor and had him barred from the hospital. Since this was the only hospital in town this was a great inconvenience for our doctor and he was barely able to eke out a living. Nevertheless, my family continued to go to him because he was the best doctor in town.
Then I met a guy several years ago when I was in real estate. He had a gold mine he wanted me to sell. He looked like an old prospector and had quite a story to tell. He said he had a cure for cancer. I won’t relate it all here, but the guy spent quite a bit of time in jail because the Beast, or City Hall of medicine, would not let him cure people of cancer, even though his cure, right or wrong, never hurt anyone.
Perhaps you work for a large company and you have an idea of how to streamline things to make work easier for the average employee. After talking to several superiors about it you find subtle messages delivered that you need to “cool it” or you won’t get that promotion. Maybe you fear you may even get fired.
For example in the 1990s the actor Tom Hanks was reported as saying that he regretted donating to President Clinton’s Defense Fund during his legal troubles and would not do it again. Then, several days later, he said he was misquoted and may even buy the president a house when he gets out of office. Did somebody get to Hanks? Did someone make it clear to him that everybody who is anybody in Hollywood supports Clinton and he’d better play ball or his work will dry up? Did Hanks discover a City Hall he did not want to fight?
In politics there are two politicians I can mention who did not conform to the Beast within their own parties.
The first is George Hansen a Republican congressman from Idaho. He sought to reform the IRS, had a plan to make representatives accountable for their votes, and did all in his power to preserve the Constitution that gave the wound to the Beast.
The Beast retaliated and trumped up a charge of bank fraud and put him in jail. He was released after four years because the charge was vacated. The powers-that-be attempted to destroy him physically through torture and poisoning. When he got out he was close to death, missing all his toenails, suffering from sores on his body and missing most of his teeth through malnutrition and lack of dental attention.
He says he would like to take on the Beast one more time, but it now takes most of his energy just to stay alive.
Then, on the Democrat side, we have James Traficant from Ohio. When he was in Congress we loved to hear him make fun of the stupidity of some Beastly schemes by stating “Beam me up Scotty”. Every time he said this most people saw the craziness of the government he was criticizing.
He stepped on many toes even going so far as to charge treason within the justice department. The Beast went after him and placed him in prison for eight years for doing no more wrong than many representatives who are free. As of this writing he is still incarcerated and little is known of his condition. Hopefully, he is treated better than was George Hansen.
To go against established unjust authority takes great courage for the Beast will use this authority to strike back with as much force as possible.
Taking the Place of God
Now let us look at the meaning of verse three as it applies to the initiate as he starts his group. When the group begins their work a beastly unjust, unearned authority encompasses them. The new project or teachings initiated will break the old molds of thinking and will allow freedom of thought that runs contrary to the powers that be. The head of the Beast that seeks to control them is wounded as it were to death. It seems for a time that the group has broken away from the false authorities of the world and is moving ahead in an atmosphere of freedom.
Then, a new generation of leaders comes along which do not understand the difference between earned and unearned authority, as well as the free flow of independent thinking and expression. These leaders appoint, or manage to include, others who embrace beastly authority, and soon the group is as tightly controlled as any other organization dominated by the Beast. It is only a matter of time before the deadly wound is healed and even the members of this supposedly enlightened group wonder after the Beast and worship the dragon from which it gets its power.
“…and they worshipped the Beast, saying, Who is like unto the Beast? who is able to make war with him?” Rev 13:4
When a person mistakenly accepts a human image or book as an ultimate authority he puts this engraved image in the place of God, giving it the authority of God, and will indeed see this authority as divine so he will not be able to make war with it.
A dedicated and courageous person is often willing to give his life in war against even the most powerful of enemies. Hitler, for instance, was a very powerful man, but still people were able to make war with him.
On the other hand, the Beast is so powerful that those who worship it will not be able to make war with it no matter how courageous they are.
Because they will see it as being the same as making war against God.
Find a Christian or Moslem who sees their scriptures as the infallible word of God. Quote a scripture to him that seems negative or a little strange, and ask him if there is something wrong with it or if he would reject it.
Such a believer will almost turn pale at the thought and will not consider questioning the scripture no matter how his mind he might as well be revolting against God.
Even if you quote scriptures that support putting a rebellious child to death, the killing of gays, or women being commanded to be silent in church, he will be terrified at even entertaining the thought that there could be something wrong with what has been written by the supposed finger of God. Even if it goes against his own beliefs, he will justify it in some way. If he believes the Bible is the word of God, he will not dare say: “the scripture is wrong”.
If his leader is a pope, prophet or priest who speaks for God the believer will not consider making war against his words, for in the follower’s mind it would be like challenging God.
Non-religious people do not escape the authority of the Beast either. A person who does not believe in God still has an outward authority to which he gives a god-like authority. Even one who is not religious can give such god-like authority to a manifesto, a teacher, a politician, a Constitution, a scientist, a doctor or a number of other such authorities. To give reasonable weight to an earned authority is fine, but to give absolute authority to anything is to give a god-like authority. In an atheistic state like North Korea, for example, Kim Jong-il takes the place of God with as much or more authority than the Pope and certainly rules with more fear.
If you are a scientist and will not consider that Einstein could be wrong: if you are a patriot and cannot consider the Constitution could be improved: if you are a patient and cannot consider that your doctor should be rejected: if you have a belief system that you see as approved by God and you cannot consider that it may have flaws – then you are under the power of the Beast.
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Rev 13:5
The organization started by the initiate is taken over by the authorities of the world to heal their deadly wound. They twist the original intent and teachings of the initiate and thus blaspheme his purpose. This corruption continues for three-and-a-half cycles of time. After this period the organization is restored, revitalized, or destroyed and replaced by another. Then the original work of the initiate bears fruit and again the Beast suffers another deadly wound.
“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” Rev 13:6
During the three-and-a-half cycles the unjust authorities blaspheme God by taking the place of the divine. They blaspheme his tabernacle by corrupting the work of the initiate. Finally, they blaspheme them that dwell in heaven by not allowing followers to ascend to higher consciousness (heaven) to discover the true source of knowledge and authority.
Choosing Our Battles
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” Rev 13:7-10
Let us start by examining verse 7:
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
First we must ask who are the “saints”?
“Saints” comes from the Greek HAGIOS. This word is often translated as “holy”, as in Holy Ghost. HAGIOS is also translated “sanctified” or “holy ones”. The root word HAZO, means “to venerate.”
We could thus say that a saint is one who is holy because he relies on the Holy Spirit, or God within, rather than the false god or Beast without.
Second, we must ask why anyone initiates war. The reason always has something to do with preventing a loss of power. When the Beast sees individuals, or a group, who rejects the outward unearned authority, he seeks to eliminate them as a threat to his domination. He thus immediately seeks out the saints who do not have his mark and makes war with them.
What can the disciple do to protect himself in this world when he has no power to fight City Hall, or the Beast?
Jesus gave two pieces of sound advice. First, he told his disciples to “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”
Second, he gave this unusual piece of advice:
“And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.” Luke 16:9
Many disciples ignore this advice and directly challenge the Beast. They do not render to the Beast that which traditionally belongs to the Beast, and they are not friendly to the Beast and his armies of pawns. Such disciples stand out like sore thumbs and become an immediate target and war is made against them.
The wise disciple will be as “wise as a serpent and harmless as doves.” He will be friendly to all and present himself as an enemy to none. If the Beast sees no direct threat he will not attack.
Have you ever been to a party or group function where almost everyone thinks much differently from yourself? Perhaps you have even been repulsed by their conversation. What did you do? Did you give them a piece of your mind or attack them?
Believe me, if you did you were probably attacked in return and never invited back.
The wise disciple will likewise pick his battles wisely and, unle, he will hold his tongue and make friends with his enemies. The enemy will thus see him as a friend and do him no harm.
But then, sooner or later, as the disciple progresses into the light the Beast will be faced, for he who is wise will face the Beast on his own terms and in his own way.
The Beast had no power to do any harm to Jesus until the showdown arrived that was picked by the Master himself, and in that situation he achieved victory.
The wise disciple will pick his battles rather than having them forced upon him.
Collectively the saints (or disciples) have not been wise enough to pick their battles; the Beast has successfully made war on them and power has been “given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”.
The prophet Daniel says it well when he tells us that he (the Beast) wears out the saints. City Hall and the Beast have unlimited resources and can fight on forever and eventually wear out the determination of the most stalwart of individuals.
Mindless authority controls all people in all lands and nations. We do not have to wait for a Hitler-like dictator to arise and enslave the earth. The Beast is here now and has great authority. It may be deceptive and subtle, but it is great and all-encompassing nevertheless.
The Beast is here because humanity as a whole is the body of the Beast. Even many who think they are enlightened still allow themselves to be herded like a non-thinking animal by outside authority he deems most sacred.
Let me phrase it this way: average humanity is the body of the Beast because they do not use the power of the mind or realize their power of Decision. The trained dog responds to his master without even thinking about it, without using the faculty of the mind. The “sea” of people is like a large trained beast.
The sea also represents emotion. This tells us that the Beast functions on an emotional level and does not use the mind or pure reason, but does use the computer brain.
There are a few obvious examples we can cite of the Beast at work. One that comes to mind for most of us would probably be the Jim Jones group. Jones was such an authority to his group that the whole city where he presided like a king did not resist his command to drink poison Kool-Aide and kill themselves. As far as we know, not one of the 900 resisted.
When the world found out about this, everyone was amazed and wondered after this beastly act. How could they have been under such tight control? Why did not even one out of the hundreds have power to resist? They must have been under some type of hypnosis many thought.
Later, we were witness to the Heaven’s Gate group who were told by their leader to kill themselves so they could be transported aboard a spacecraft. They all joyfully obeyed. Again not one resisted and the world wondered anew at the power of the Beast.
We cringe when we hear about a crazed religious fanatic driving a car bomb into a crowd of women and children because his beastly leader promised him a spot in heaven. As ordinary people watch this amazing power certain leaders have over the lives of others they make the mistake of believing these people are some type of oddity in nature and do crazy things because they are mentally disturbed. What they do not realize is that these beastly sheep who followed their leader to pain and even death are just ordinary folks like you and I. They are like people we grew up around that seemed fairly normal.
What the other 99.9% of humanity need to realize is how thankful they need to be that their own beastly leader has not commanded them to handle snakes, drink poison or die for them…YET. Most leaders within the order of the Beast do not go off the social edge, and only give commands within normal social parameters, like Jim Jones did when his group was young. But those under the power of the Beast are always in danger, for the commanders within the order of the Beast are legion and rotate in shifts. Being within the Beastly power is like playing Russian roulette.
The Nazis during the reign of Hitler were an example of normal people turning into beasts when ordered to do so by an authoritarion leader.
The Milgram Experiment performed in the United States proved that ordinary U.S. citizens could also be turned into beastly Nazis.
Whenever you hear about someone doing something very odd or bizarre, you can usually trace the behavior to the power of the Beast. Do not make the mistake of thinking that only members of a cult are under Beastly control. Almost everyone submits to authority in at least one area of his life. It is usually the aspect of his life that is most dear to him. For some it is religious, for some it is political, for some it is his job or business, for others it is philosophy, and others it is family or a loved one.
Then too, the commander is not always a person of flesh and bones. It can be a book like the Bible, it could be a holy object, it could be a channeled entity or even an imagined voice that is not of the soul.
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Rev 13:8
To be written in the Lamb’s book of life one must be in touch with that life which is the God within. All those who ignore the God within will worship, or kiss up to, the Beast or the authorities of the world.
“If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” Rev 13:9-10
Those who follow unjust authority, as if it were the voice of God, to cause the just to go to prison or death will incur karma and be forced to return to circumstances where followers of the Beast will do the same to them.
This explains the mystery as to why the saints must be patient and endure affliction. They were representatives of the Beast in past lives and are now returning to learn their lessons.
Two Horns Like a Lamb
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11-12
First we are told that this beast comes up out of the earth. It may help to give a more accurate translation. “Coming up” comes from the Greek ANABBAINO, which means to grow and spring up like a plant. The word “Earth” comes from GE, which literally means “soil or land.” Sometimes it can be translated as “country or earth.”
A more accurate rendering would be:
“And I perceived another beast quickly growing like a plant out of the land.” (earth or soil)
This is also a symbol of Christ. Legend and inspired writings tell us that Christ was born in a cave. In other words, Christ himself literally sprang out of the earth. The earth is also a symbol of Virgo, the Virgin Mary who bore the Christ child. Life growing in earth is also a symbol of the developing Christ life on the physical plane. The trouble is that, as each of us struggles to deliver the Christ child in our hearts, we move ahead as if in a fog, seeing everything upside down. We first serve the anti-Christ outside of ourselves for many lifetimes until we finally wake up to discover that which we served was illusion and the real Christ is within ourselves.
This drama has been played out in our recent history, for the second beast is the United States. The second beast grew up like a plant in a new land that was America. Those who were drawn to the new country came for the sake of freedom, worship and opportunity – and qualities enunciated by the Master.
What are the “two horns like a lamb”? The lamb is a symbol of the submissive Christ and the two horns would be two powers or kingdoms initiated by following the spirit of Christ.
Outwardly, the two horns are:
- The U.S. Constitution and the new political order with freely elected representatives.
- The establishment of freedom of religion and self-determination. Several important religions were established in the U.S.
The LDS, or Mormon Church, were created with the idea that revelation and miracles did not cease with the Bible but should always be a part of the church of Christ. Every person with a witness of Christ should be a prophet.
Christian Science, Unity, Science of the Mind and other later religions such as Scientology and some new age churches were all innovations born in the USA. They all teach a new approach to healing the body and spirit.
Then we have the Theosophical movement and the writings of Alice A. Bailey which have had worldwide influence.
Unfortunately, even though these movements began with these important Christ principles, they have all drifted from them. The Mormons no longer publish new revelation from God nor do they allow ordinary members to be prophets.
The scientific religions seem to have no more healings than the Pentecostals, and the Scientologists seem to agitate more people than they help. Most of them have become authoritarian and strictly control what a person can learn and teach to remain in good standing.
So the second beast is the United States, which began its political and religious life as the lamb under the influence of Christ; but as it matured it became authoritarian in both politics and religion. This country now feels a need to use strong authority to decide which dictators of the Beast will be cultivated and which ones will be destroyed.
The conservatives feel the need to spread their Bible belt religion world-wide by whatever means necessary, and the liberals feel the same need with their illogical and extremist beliefs of saving everything from all the trees in the world to snails in your back yard. Now both sides have their good points, but the big promoters of both views would be destructive if either got their way for both sides support the strong authority demanded by the Dragon.
Now the United States has left its Christ-like roots of free thought and inspired religion and has become a strong promoter of mindless authority. This did not happen because of a favorite president people love to hate such as George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. The authority of the Dragon began to establish its base shortly after the nation was founded, when it started creating positions that are not elected, but appointed. For instance, no one is elected in the IRS, but they have the power of the Dragon to instill fear in the hearts of the people.
Pressure, or special interest groups are not elected, but they have power to influence our representatives to vote contrary to the will of the people.
We now live in a country where unelected powers not only have tremendous authority of their own, but also dictate much of the policy put forward by elected officials.
I do not say here that the U.S. is evil in the normal sense. It still has the two horns like the lamb and may be spiritually the best country to live in on earth, but it has left its roots and lost much of the power given to it through free election. It has given power to unelected authorities in both church and state. Because unelected authority is enshrined, the deadly wound of the first beast is healed and the worship (kissing up) has been renewed.
Whenever disciples initiate a great work that encourages the freedom of the human spirit, the power of the Dragon seeks to destroy it by taking away free choice and placing its unearned authorities in places of power in order to heal the deadly wound. Without the outer gods of authority the Beast would die, but it is very adept at resurrecting its power through many willing accomplices.
Now let us give the meaning as it applies to the disciple and his group. Let us repeat the scripture:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11-12
The disciple works either from the other side of the veil or incarnates directly, and seeks to establish the kingdom of God on the earth and restore that which has fallen away. From this vantage point the two horns are again the Two Witnesses, or the Words and Works of the disciple, which manifest as inspired teachings and an organization. They are said to come “out of the earth” because they are adjusted to be acceptable to those who are grounded in the earth, but still seek the kingdom of God.
Despite the disciple’s best efforts, it is not long before the organization becomes corrupt and speaks with strong unearned authority as the Dragon. Believers then follow the outer rather than the inner God.
Sadly the new reorganized, or restored organization “exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
They worship the first beast by yielding to strong outer authority and never challenging it, no matter how illogical it is.
Fire From Heaven
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” Rev 13:13
How did the United States make fire come down out of heaven in the sight of men?
The answer will amaze you.
As confirmation, let us look up the word “heaven” in the Biblical Greek. It comes from the same word that “uranium” comes from. Now let us retranslate this verse in this direction: “He does great signs in that he makes fire out of Uranium in the sight of mankind.”
This verse definitely confirms the identity of the second beast. The United States was the country which accomplished the feat of bringing fire out of uranium, or the atomic bomb, on earth and in the sight of men.
The next verse calls this a miracle. Why is the splitting of the atom a symbol of the greatest miracle that Jesus ever performed?
The greatest miracle of Jesus was his resurrection. After his supposed death he was placed in the tomb of matter. On his rebirth to eternal life the illusionary tomb of matter that held his true life split open and released the living Christ.
Now correspond this to atomic energy.
When I said the answer would amaze you, I was referring to the full answer about the atomic correspondences, and it is indeed amazing that John wrote about all this 2,000 years ago.
The tomb, or grave, Christ was placed in after the crucifixion corresponds to the imprisonment of the pure energy within the uranium atom. At the resurrection the tomb of matter was split in two, releasing the eternal life. Now let’s put the analogy together, remembering that when the physical atom is split something seems to be lost or converted.
The Sign of the Son of Man
Christ represented the positive nucleus of the atom. His crucifixion and burial represented the fall of spiritual matter into a state where illusion and death becomes a real concern. In this state the central sun (Son) of the atom has its great light hidden by a veil of negative energy (electrons) that becomes a tomb, hiding a great reality.
Atoms evolve similar to humans in that, as they progress,they add seven chakras or electron layers or shells. When the seventh becomes active the atom becomes radioactive and may even glow in the dark, as does radium. The radioactive human will also shine like the sun during certain initiations as Jesus did on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Finally, when the atom and the human complete their evolution the dark tomb of matter can no longer hold them, and that which seemed to be dead splits the tomb of death in two and the pure spiritual energy escapes. In the case of the atom a certain percentage is translated into pure energy or spirit, and, in the case of the Christ, the inner life stands revealed as pure spirit and is no longer limited by physical restrictions.
What is interesting here is that the Christian world is awaiting a great world dictator and false prophet, but these have already come. Our age corresponds to the days of Jesus in a strange way. In the previous age the Messiah came and fulfilled all the prophecies, but the world missed it; even now, the Jews still look for their savior. In this age everyone is waiting for the Beast and other signs that are already here.
To illustrate this and expand on the sign of atomic energy, let us go to a prediction of Jesus. In Matthew chapter 24 he was speaking of signs that would occur before He would come again. Here is an important one the Christian world is yet waiting for:
“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Matt 24:27-34
Here we learn about The Sign of the Son of Man in “heaven” that will be given before the end of the age. What do you suppose this is and why? What generation shall not pass away until all the things mentioned are fulfilled?
Matthew 24:15 tells us about an anti-Christ character who was prophesied by Daniel: a man of fierce countenance who would try to destroy the holy people (the Jews, who were holy to Daniel). (See Daniel, Chapter 8).
Who was the man of fierce countenance who tried to destroy the Jews? Hitler, of course. Moreover, is it not true that if the days of Hitler were not shortened the Jews would have been completely destroyed just as it says in Matthew 24:22?
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” Dan 8:23-25
Now let us read in Matthew:
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. ” Matt 24:29-30
Now substitute again the word uranium for “heaven” and read the verses again. Do we now understand why this sign would make all the people of the earth “mourn”?
The Sign of Signs
It is not a coincidence that the word “heaven” and “uranium” are so closely linked. Another interesting word from the same Greek origin is the planet “Uranus.” Now the interesting thing about Uranus is that it astrologically rules Aquarius and which is the new age we are entering.
So let us look at OURANOS in its three translations:
Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven
Sign of the Son of Man in Uranium
Sign of the Son of Man in Uranus
All of these are full of meaning.
Let’s clarify an important point. The sign of the Son of Man is not the actual Second Coming but a great sign that will appear as a sign that the coming of Christ is at hand.
Keeping this in mind let’s look a little deeper:
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens (OURANOS) shall be shaken.” Matt 24:29
What happens when the powers of Uranium (OURANOS) are shaken? The atomic bomb. This makes much more sense than the thought that the very powers of God in heaven will be shaken. Now we can read the verse in a very different light;
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days (the defeat of Hitler, who was destroying the Jews) shall the sun be darkened (a blast so bright it obscures the sun), and the moon shall not give her light (a victim cannot even see the moon), and the stars shall fall from heaven (stars shall fly from uranium – it will be very sensational and bright), and the powers of heaven (OURANOS) shall be shaken (in an atomic blast). Matt 24:29
It is interesting how almost “immediately” after the extermination of the Jews ended, this great sign was given just as predicted. Now we can understand the mystery of the next verse:
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: (the atomic bomb was the sign that the coming of Christ is sure and fairly soon) and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matt 24:30
Many read this verse and think that it means that people will see Jesus coming in the sky and will mourn because of their sins, but notice it says “all” the tribes (Greek: “races”) shall mourn. Surely someone will be happy to see Jesus appear.
The sign is not Jesus at all, for his appearance will bring happiness and peace to many; but the prophecy was fulfilled to the letter when the atomic blast went off in Hiroshima. All the nations and races of the entire earth “mourned” and began to fear that the fate of Hiroshima may eventually be their own.
A more accurate description of the atomic bomb cannot be given than:
“… clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
“… for as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
We must keep in mind that when Matthew wrote this account he had to describe an event that was beyond the imagination of man at that time.
All this sounds like a good correspondence, but one is inclined to ask:
Why is a dreadful thing like the atomic bomb called the sign of the Son of man? Was he not the Prince of Peace?
The answer is that the splitting of the atom and the releasing of great energy is a perfect correspondence to the resurrection of Christ. The life force of the atom was released to enter the way of higher evolution, just as the tomb of the Christ burst open and released the Son of God. The splitting of the tomb of matter is the one sure sign that the Son of Man is the Son of God, and the knowledge given to man to split the tomb of the atom is the greatest revelation given to man to date. It is a sign that we are not far from overcoming death as Christ did.
The power of the atom does not have to be a frightening thing if it is understood and used by disciples. Many fairly intelligent people are against any use of atomic power, but the time will come when it will be used wisely for the benefit of mankind for new and safer means of using it will be accomplished. In addition, many other sources of energy will be available for us in the New Age and additional theories of Nicola Tesla will be verified.
The next verse has the gathering message:
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. ” Matt 24:31-34
The generation that saw the first atomic bomb shall not all pass away until the Christ shall again manifest on the earth.
There have been many methods used for predicting the return of Christ, and hundreds of dates set. All of them have been wrong. Some time ago I read about a small sect in Arizona who had arrived at the date and they sold all their belongings, went up on a hill and waited. Of course, Jesus did not swoop them up as expected. After this their undaunted leader discovered a three day error in his calculations and they waited again, but to no avail. But were they discouraged? Never! They are still expecting Jesus to come for them at any minute. The Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and many others have set dates for his appearance and they have all failed.
If all goes according to plan; however, he will come before all the generation who witnessed the explosion of the first atomic bomb passes away. How he will make His appearance is another issue of discussion.
The Image of the Beast
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the Beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed.” Rev. 13:14-15
Notice that this second beast who we identified outwardly as the United States does miracles (plural) in the sight of the Beast. In other words, even though the Beast was wounded by the formation of a free democratic society and Constitution, its deadly wound was healed and it now watches on as the second beast does miracles. What are the miracles performed by this second beast who has “two horns like a lamb” and represents much of what is good about the Christ energy?
We’ve already talked about one miracle – the atomic bomb – but there are many others. From this country came the light bulb, the airplane, the Tesla coil, mass production, the Moon landing, the computer chip, Internet, ipod, iphone and hundreds of other miraculous introductions to the new age.
The Beast watches on as he gains strength. He is like the con man who has found a gifted kid who has developed a scheme to beat the odds at Las Vegas. If he can control the kid he can beat the system. The first beast (blind authority) works this way through the second beast (the United States).
People are deceived by these miracles because it seems as if they will only be used for the good of humanity when in the end they are placed in the hands of strong authority that seems impossible to defy. Look what happens, for instance, when someone comes up with a better engine or energy source. Either the inventor is bought out and his work buried or he is sued out of existence. In many cases innovators either mysteriously disappear or die.
Now the verse tells us of an interesting occurrence that has all the Bible readers in the world looking for another Hitler to show up. We are told that the second beast initiates a plan:
“.. saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Rev 13:14
Now overall, the United States seems like a good country so just when could it have ever made an image of the Beast? Actually, this “image of the Beast” is the truth behind the conspiracy theories circulating throughout the world. To confuse the masses, the Beast encourages many false conspiracy theories. We will thus attempt to ignore the illusion and explore the real.
The United States made an image to the Beast by supporting and often helping to create governments on the earth patterned after the blind authority of Rome and other ancient kingdoms. The most popular of them was Communism. The Bolshevik Revolution that established the Communist regime in Russia received financing from the United States by wealthy men who saw a great opportunity in Marx’s philosophy. If you have read Animal Farm, you can understand.
The idea was to create a slave system where the workers would labor for almost nothing and be under the complete control of the state. If this could be pulled off by big money and subtle powers, then they could not only gain even greater riches through such a system, but also greater power. Once a person obtains all the money he can spend, about the only thing that interests him after is power. The lust for power was the impetus behind the creation of the image of the Beast.
The only thing that has saved us from complete communist control of the world is that it turned out to be a financial disaster and fell, similar to the description of the fall of Babylon as prophesied in verse 21:
“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, thus with violence, shall the great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.” Rev 18:21
We are told that in “one hour is she made desolate”. There is more to this scripture, but it is a good description of the quick fall of the Communist Block.
The USSR was just a part of the image of the Beast. Hitler also received much start-up capital from the United States and Europe (which adopted free governments). We also created and/or financed dictatorships under Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Communist China, North Korea and many other authoritarian governments.
We create an image to the Beast and then, when it turns on us like a lion, bear or leopard, we have to fight and destroy it as we did with Hitler and Saddam Hussein. After this scenario we then start the process anew and create other parts to the image of the Beast, making sure the Beast is always alive and well.
A book could be written about all the parts to the image of the Beast we have financed and maintained since the foundation of the U.S.A. It’s as if we feel uncomfortable not having a threat to our existence so we must always create one. The main Beast we are currently feeding is Communist China. We are paying for its military through trade and virtually gave it missile technology in the nineties. We also send aid to feed the starving masses of North Korea, but it goes not to the common people, but the military. In addition we gave them nuclear technology in the nineties, contingent on their promise that they would only use it for peaceful purposes. Yeah, right! Communist Cuba would have fallen years ago if it were not for U.S. dollars being poured into the country from sympathetic relatives and citizens.
By purchasing oil from the Middle Eastern countries that rule their people with the power of the Beast we have supplied tyrants and terrorists with the means to build armies and weapons which threaten the peace of the world.
The scripture continues:
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed”. Rev 13:15
In all these countries, if you do not worship (kiss up to) the powers that be, you will be killed or imprisoned.
We have opened up trade now with Vietnam, which is still under strict control of the Beast. Then there are numerous central and South American countries we still support and aid who do not allow free speech or enterprise. It is obvious that in some countries blind authority is alive and well, but the image of the Beast also exists in the so-called free countries, but on more subtle levels as we discussed earlier. The United Nations has potential to become a great image of the Beast, but humanity has it within their power to direct the organization toward a good end. It is far from perfect, but it does not yet have the full power of the Beast. It does assist in some cases, however, to feed the image of the Beast, through the little dictators scattered throughout the world.
We have been talking about the outer manifestation of the second beast. Now let us talk about the inner as it applies to the disciple and his work.
Let us repeat the verses and interpret them:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” Rev 13:11
The disciple has cast the dragon out of his higher consciousness and placed it on the earth, or consigned it to his lower personality. He places lower desire under the control of the higher self and initiates a great work that will serve the world. This work has two horns like the lamb of God. In other words, the words and works that launch it are as the words and works of Christ. Unfortunately, the work is carried forward by fallible humans who have not dominated the Dragon by spirit. Many of these well-meaning people still have the Dragon in their controlling consciousness, and consequently “speak as the dragon” while thinking they are speaking as the Christ.
“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Rev 13:12
Those who inherit the disciple’s work are just like the first beast and begin to use unjust, unearned authority. Just one example is the church fathers during the Middle Ages who burned heretics at the stake and stamped out free speech with every bit as much authority as did the Romans who fed the Christians to the lions.
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” Rev 13:13
These caretakers of the work appear to have the fire of the Spirit. They take the place of God and are seen as authoritarion, as were the words from the burning bush that Moses saw.
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the Beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Rev 13:14
These caretaker authorities deceive the followers of the work. Miracles are often attributed to them, which reinforces the belief of the masses. Finally the caretakers cast aside the teachings of the initiate and frame the organization in the image of the Beastly authority, which has ruled the earth from the beginning.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed.” Rev 13:15
The altered organization still claims to follow the teachings of the founder, but in reality it deceptively presents the teachings of the Beast. Those who discover the deception and attempt to enlighten the people about the true meaning of the teachings of the first initiate are persecuted socially and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They are killed physically if the law permits. If not, the Beast seeks to kill them spiritually.
The next verses to consider are:
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name.” Rev 13:16-17
This image of the Beast right now causes all within its reach to receive a mark either in their right hand, their foreheads or both. The right hand signifies labor; one with a mark in the right hand obeys and labors for the Beast without questioning. The mark in the forehead signifies something even beyond action; it signifies thought. The Beast wants you to do more than obey – it wants you to think as you are told to think in the process of obeying.
Big Brother in the book “1984” was the quintessential Beast in that it was not enough that citizens did what they were told without questioning; they also had to think as they were told to think.
The reason this blind obedience is associated with the Beast is that this is what is expected from a good animal, or beast. A good animal is expected to obey our commands without question. The master has merely to speak and the trained animal obeys. Humans are supposed to be above the animal kingdom in this respect. We are supposed to be able to think independently, look within, think within and make our own decisions.
Those who give in to the power of the Beast are sinking into a subhuman or beastly consciousness.
If I were a representative of the Beast I would not be teaching as I do; I would set myself up as the ultimate authority and would discourage independent thought and learning, while at the same time proclaim that I am in favor of free thought, learning and an open mind. In the old days disciples were imprisoned or killed for questioning. Fortunately, the Constitution that wounded the Beast, along with the progress we have made in the rule of law, gives us some protection in this age.
One who has freed himself from the authority of the Beast will test all teachers with the God within, including me, but once a teacher’s words have passed that test a constant challenging attitude becomes unnecessary. Nevertheless, it is important to never get lazy and always check all things through the soul and then question when necessary.
How is it that we cannot buy or sell without the mark? Doesn’t everyone buy and sell? Does everyone have the mark?
Many people think the receiving of the mark is in the future. They see the mark as an implanted computer chip or the use of a bar code that allows us to buy or sell. This would make sense if only the right hand were mentioned, but why would either the state or an individual want to use the forehead as a place to implant a device used by grocery scanners?
Some answer that maybe the forehead would be used if a person lost his right hand. However, the logical thing would be to use the left hand in such a case.
We are also told that we must have the number of the Beast to be able to buy and sell. The need for a literal 666 to be in the possession of a purchaser of groceries also does not make a lot of sense.
This scripture makes much more sense when we realize that the Beast is already here and has been here for many thousands of years. The marks in the right hand and forehead are not the same, but two different things, representing authority over labor (hand) and thought (forehead).
Strong authority has controlled our money supply and industry so that almost all have to bear the mark to be able to buy and sell. When the individual works for another to earn money he must do what he is told and not question or he will risk being fired. If he has no source of money or goods he cannot buy or sell. Business owners and the self- employed are not under such tight control, but even they are subject to many restrictive rules, regulations, taxes and licensing or they cannot earn money enabling them to buy and sell.
Finally, we come to perhaps the most mysterious verse in the whole Bible:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Rev 13:18
Numerous methods have been used to interpret this mysterious phrase but standard numerology is not the key for which we are looking. One must also read the whole chapter very carefully. Notice in verse 17 that those who have the mark bear “the number of his name”. The Christian world is waiting for some great dictator to arise with the number 666 tattooed on his head or something of the sort, but here we are told that billions among the masses bear the number themselves. How could they do that?
Some have heard of the Seven Rays and some have not. These are the same mentioned by John as being the “Seven Spirits before the throne of God”. The various seven rays go in and out of incarnation here on planet Earth and, during the past 2000 years- the age of Pisces – a certain Ray was prominent. the same Ray that governs the solar plexus center. What Ray is this and how is it related to the 666 and the Beast? Should we look at the numbers as separate 6 6 6 as well as a unit 666, or possibly as 6 x 100, 6 x 10, and 6? What would be the meaning here?
666 can be interpreted on many levels, but we will continue to concentrate on its meaning in a physical context. Revelation 13 deals with the control of the Beast over humanity, which is essentially the art of causing man to not focus his attention on the God self (higher than man) but the animal self (lower than man). For the average person the lower always has a stronger pull than the higher.
The number six is the number of the Ray of idealism and lower emotion which governs the age of Pisces and the solar plexus. Six is written three times because it symbolizes the control of the Beast over our three worlds – the physical (which includes the material and etheric) the astral or emotional, and the mental.
So, keeping this in mind, how does the Beast place his mark in your forehead and right hand in these three levels? Remember, the forehead symbolizes your thought and thinking and the right hand is your work and actions.
First, let us look at what the Christian world as a whole is expecting to happen according to their interpretations of the Beast and 666.
Many think the ten horns are ten European nations (some think the UN) that will unite and recreate the Roman Empire headed by a beastly character that will make Hitler look like Snow White. This dictator will then assume complete control over every living human being except for a batch of Christians who will escape by being raptured into heaven. These raptured ones will then watch on in glee as the rest of us left on the earth get our just desserts for not accepting their brand of salvation. The justice meted out to us will be a physical mark of some type, which will bear the number 666. This will be an ID number of some type tattooed or implanted in our forehead or right hand that we will have to show in order to be able to buy and sell. Thus, the supposed anti-Christ will have complete control over our lives.
Some think the number 666 has something to do with a bar code because 666 is encoded into it. Maybe some version of this will be written with a laser on our foreheads.
Now anything is possible; Hitler did have an ID number tattooed on the arms of the imprisoned Jews, but it was on the left arm, not the right. He also has his mark, the Swastika, placed on the left arm of his followers but nothing on anyone’s forehead. Why did he choose the left arm for all his markings? Probably so he would not be associated with the Beast of Revelation. Even so, would not another Hitler do the same? Since the mark of the Beast on the right hand or forehead is such common knowledge, any anti-Christ would want to avoid using them because of the bad press it would generate.
If the world abandoned the progress it has made over the past two thousand years it is possible that a world dictator could arise. Maybe he would tattoo the name of Elmer Fudd on everyone’s big toe; or maybe he would put a mark on everyone’s right hand, but this is very unlikely. Why, you ask.
The real critical war that paved the way for the New Age of peace was World Wars I and II. (World War II was really an extension of an unfinished World War I). This is as close as we will get to Armageddon if the workers of Light do their job and contain the nuclear weapons of the world. The closest thing we have seen that resembles an antichrist was Hitler.
There is no evil genius on the Earth today who can come close to making Hitler look like Snow White. There is not even an equal of Hitler – thank goodness.
If all goes as planned by the Brotherhood we will move fairly progressively over the next 200 years into the New Age of peace. There will be some unexpected events, some earth changes, some destruction and some wars, but nothing like the Christian or New Age world is expecting. There will be no rapture as believers generally define rapture.
Nor will the earth be hit by a giant asteroid, the enlightened of humanity be swooped up by a giant space ship, and the enlightened ones be taken into some mysterious 4th, 5th or 6th dimensions.
The biggest surprises over the next two hundred years are not predicted by anyone with any degree of accuracy in the present. If you look at all the present prophesies of doom and then go forward in time two hundred years and read the history as it will be written, there will not be much of a correspondence. Future historians will make a footnote that the great expected anti-Christ did not materialize.
Also, 200 years from now you would think that the big story in history would be the second coming of Christ, but this is not to be. The event will be registered by them, but this person will not be called Jesus; future historians will write about him from a similar perspective as current historians write about Abraham Lincoln. This entity will, however, eventually be recognized as one who is greater than Lincoln, but not until the passage of some time.
The truth is this: the astounding prophecies of doom and a great ant-Christ is just a smokescreen used by the Dark Brotherhood to cast an illusion over the real beast, anti-Christ, and meaning of 666 so that the masses will continue to bear the mark unknowningly.
In some ways it would be better for humanity if a dictator forced people kicking and screaming to receive a mark. Then at least they would know they had something they needed to rebel against. However, as it is, the masses bear the mark in complete ignorance. How do you fight an enemy when you are completely unaware that one even exists? How do you fight an enemy that is here unseen today when do not not expect him until tomorrow?
We have talked about how the first and second beast is already here as well as the image of the Beast. Now the great mystery for us to discover is how the 666 is here and how we are we marked with it. Even more important, how do we escape the mark?
The number is literally written in Greek as: six one hundreds and six tens and six which is not too far off from the English expression of 666. The Beast has six as its core number. Why? Is it because six is an evil number?
Is it because six is an incomplete number and seven is better because it is the number of creation, signifying that everything is perfected? This is what much of the Christian world teaches; but even in this they forget that God is said to have created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Therefore creation was basically completed in six days or periods and the number six is perfect in its own right.
As evidenced by the seven colors in the rainbow, the seven musical notes and the seven creative Spirits before the throne of God, there are seven ray energies in this universe from which all things are created. Each of these rays has a different meaning and they are the prime cause behind all astrological influences.
The core meaning of the Sixth Ray is the energy of idealism and or devotion. Jesus himself is a Master of the sixth ray energy and the Christian Church; the United States and the age of Pisces are governed by it. If Jesus operates in this energy then surely it can’t be all bad. Jesus presented to the world an ideal life that humanity could devote itself to attaining. We as humans must have an ideal before us to give us the incentive to become. Without an ideal there would be little incentive for any of us to move forward.
The problem is that there is duality in all things, including the number six. If the ideal is seen as an ultimate perfection and not as a step on an eternal stairway, then the person slips into the static “I Am” consciousness instead of the dynamic “I Am Becoming”. When the ideal is seen as ultimate perfection then the pilgrim steps into great illusion. He will then worship the illusive perfection, attempt to obey the laws of such perfection, or seek to become that perfection himself.
Remember, the Beast is created from the “sea” of humanity itself, and what is the ideal of humanity? The ideal human is Jesus. Just as the Dragon uses the United States and other relatively free nations to further its purpose so does it steal the idealistic number six of the Christian Church as well as its founder and present before the world the anti-Christ, or a false and more palatable ideal for the common person. Thus, we have three ideals presented to the world in this past age: Jesus, the Christian Church and the United States, all governed by the ideal number six; and the corruption of these three ideals is one of the meanings of receiving the 666.
The Dragon, through the Beast, corrupts these ideals by manipulating the solar plexus center that is also governed by the Sixth Ray. This center is just above the navel and is a reflection of the ideal of the Spiritual Love of the higher heart center. The mission of the solar plexus is to inspire us through the feeling of aspiration to seek the higher energies.
The goal of the Dragon is this: keep the aspiring person’s attention centered on the solar plexus by the deception that the solar plexus is really the heart, and this is the highest there is. If the person is then deceived into thinking he has found the ultimate feeling he can then be manipulated around this false “perfection”.
What is the difference between the feelings generated by the solar plexus and those of the heart? Why are many seekers deceived into thinking the solar plexus energies are heart energies?
Some see the emotion of the solar plexus as if it were a bad thing; but the truth is that, just as the number 6 is divine in its purest sense, so is the solar plexus. It has the wonderful purpose of presenting before the aspiring human an ideal accompanied by an emotional feeling that will eventually move his attention up to the higher energies of the heart and mind.
We do not say a beaver is evil because it is lower on the scale of evolution than is a human. Instead, the life that is in the beaver is going through a process learning divine lessons. Yet, even though the beaver is doing a great good on its own level by fulfilling its part in the great Plan, it would be a great evil for a human to retrogress and use the beaver as an ideal of what he is supposed to be or accomplish. The human has gone beyond the beaver in evolution and therefore should set his sights on an ideal that is ever higher than his present state.
There are several ways that the Dragon uses the energy of Ray Six through the solar plexus to entrap mankind. One of the main ones is to present before the aspiring human an ideal that is impossible to reach. This is a trick used in almost every religion on the planet. Most of us are familiar with the Christian religion so let us use it as an example.
Look at the founder of Christianity who was the man Jesus. What happened to the belief system about Jesus shortly after his crucifixion? Instead of being an ideal of what we should BECOME the Dragon made sure that the image of Jesus was made into a god. Later he was not only a god, but the one and only God of Gods, the fullness of the Trinity – the Father, Son and Holy Ghost all rolled into one package – the creator of heaven and earth with all the trillions of galaxies of billions of stars each.
Now honestly ask yourself … Is this an ideal that Joe Average can shoot for???
No. No, a hundred times NO! This Jesus is so far removed from us that it would be the height of blasphemy even to consider that we could set him up as an ideal to aspire toward. The wonderful truth is that Jesus came as a man, just like ourselves, to set before us a practical ideal of what we can and must become.
Instead, the Dragon has exalted him as the highest being in the universe far beyond our reach. As such, we become mere “sinners”, totally unworthy of any blessing that such a God could bestow. Now, because of the successful exalting of Jesus by the Dragon with the support of his Beast, people like me have to take a risk in saying something like the following:
“Jesus came to present the image of the ideal man to which ordinary humans like you and me are to aspire. He is not the God of the Universe any more than you or I.”
The believer hears this and responds with something like:
“Blasphemy! How dare you attack our Lord and Savior and risk the damnation of hell. Why would you even consider belittling the Lord Jesus??? My Jesus is the God of the Universe and you humiliate Him.”
When an honest seeker is attacked with words like this he may tend to doubt himself if he has not received soul contact. He may think something like:
“If I am wrong I may go to the lowest hell for all eternity, so I had better be sure I am correct.”
This type of thinking causes many seekers on the edge of enlightenment to doubt themselves and cease to challenge the ideal that the Dragon presents to the world for the sole purpose of controlling the masses. Now after 2,000 years it is time for the Lights of the earth to stand up for what is true, even if they are accused of blasphemy for belittling the greatness of Avatars past.
The second illusionary use of Ray 6 through the solar plexus is through the manipulation of the lower feelings. Most of general humanity only have a dim sense of the true energies that gradually unfold in the heart chakra but do strongly identify with the intense feelings of the solar plexus. When most people talk about following your heart they are really talking about following the solar plexus or the lower feelings. There is a large portion of humanity that have no idea as to what the true heart energies feel like and this is a fact that the Dark Ones use to full advantage. They know that if they can control half of the populace, they can control them all.
The average person interprets the highest feelings of the solar plexus to be the “ideal” or Sixth Ray feeling. Remember that bumper sticker that the born-againers had a few years ago which said, “I found it!” What they found was the ideal Jesus or God of the Universe and a strong feeling to go along with it.
Don’t think that the other end of the spectrum is immune from illusion however. The mantra of many New Agers is “go with the flow,” and this is as much a solar plexus emotional statement as “I found it!” “Go with the flow” appeals very strongly to solar plexus people because lower emotional energy does not have any checks and balances with it. Without contact with the higher energies of the heart and mind, going with the flow, or the line of least resistance, always seems to be the most desirable.
When the Love-Wisdom energies of the heart are made available the feeling nature is then tempered with wisdom, or wise thought, that will often lead the seeker to go against the flow in the line of most resistance where the greatest becoming can be found.
Another illusion that keeps New Agers in the solar plexus is the idea that certain animals and primitive tribes are more evolved than general civilized humanity, and the ideal is to be like them. This is great illusion and returns our attention to the past rather than into the future. The instincts that many animals and tribal humans display are in civilized man, but are below the threshold of consciousness because his soul is placing his attention on conquering new worlds. To go back and revive primitive instincts would be returning to our past where we were a million years ago in evolution. It would be a disaster if this ideal were to materialize.
The Dragon uses every possible lever to keep the attention of the masses centered on the Sixth Ray of the solar plexus, or the past, and when this is accomplished he is able to exercise control over the person in the three worlds – physical, emotional and mental.
First, the physical. To control a person’s actions on the physical level, all one has to do is to be the one to control the presentation of his ideal in the form of a static “I am”. Jesus, Buddha or Allah just IS – now do what He says.
A political system or leader just IS and cannot be challenged. Once a thoughtform or system that represents the Beast becomes the ideal, it also becomes an unearned authority and has power to control all actions on the physical plane. If the authority tells you to shock a man with 450 volts and that you are not responsible for whatever happens, then you proceed as subjects did in the Milgram experiment.
Second, the emotional. When the ideal is under the control of the Beast the lower emotions automatically follow with no thinking process to sort things out. Controlling the emotions is very important for the Dark Ones because most people are emotionally polarized and can be easily manipulated through unchecked feeling.
Third, the mind. The mind is controlled because discernment is put completely in check when the emotional ideal is brought into the equation. I have talked to people who seem very intelligent and logical in areas like science, law or education; but when they let their emotional ideal slip into the conversation, all logical thought is completely held in abeyance.
This is an interesting thing to witness. You can be talking to a guy about particle physics and listen to him rattle off thoughts and concepts that are astounding, but bring his ideals from religion into the conversation and his mind will seem to just shut down. He may talk about the devil being under every rock or the concept that the universe is only six thousand years old, even though the light from some distant galaxies have taken fourteen billion years to arrive here.
Another person may talk about the law and legal system with great expertise, but when the conversation shifts to his ideal candidate or leader all thought and discernment goes out the window. Even if the leader seems to go against every principle this man stands for, it does not matter. He likes his leader and that is good enough. He is now a non-thinking, emotionally-based team player for the Beast.
Thus, we finally arrive at the core meaning of the number of the Beast, the 666. In plain English it stands for the control, through the Sixth Ray solar plexus center, over the three basic worlds of livingness for humanity.
* Control over the physical (the first 6)
* Control over the emotional (the second 6)
* Control over the mental by negation (the third 6)
All three of these parts of our nature have been controlled in most of us through the Sixth Ray of Idealism by the Beast.
Let’s go back and read the verse about 666 again:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Rev. 13:18
Notice the wording here: “Let him that hath understanding.” In the Greek it literally reads “Let him who has a mind”… In other words, the meaning of the 666 is not obvious, but requires mind and understanding to comprehend it.
This understanding of the Beast and his number is perhaps the most important thing for seekers of truth and wisdom to comprehend. As asked earlier, how can one escape from captivity unless he first realizes he is bound with chains?
Copyright 2014 by J J Dewey
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