Future Book on Theosophical Perceptions
I have decided that it is time for me to dive deeper into the perception that I have about religion. These are only my truths and nobody else's. I will be making a book of inferred commentary based on my own perception of scripture and other historical evidence. It is again only my perception. I do not hold any degree in any studies about theology, archaeology, or history, but I do have opinions based on what evidence I believe is accurate both historically and theologically. This is a brief summary of what will be in the book. This is in no way that the ideas will be laid out in the book. If you have any questions or would be willing to make suggestions or comments, please comment below or shoot me an email or Facebook message.
25 Perceptions of Theosophy and Christianity
By Joshua C Dansby
(1) Who was Melchizedek? Man or God?
(2) Are we God or gods in ourselves?
(3) Was God the originator of magic?
(4) Were the miracles of Jesus actually accomplished by magic?
(5) What is the true purpose of Free Masonry?
(6) Is the book of Enoch biblically accurate? Why is it left out of the canonical Bible?
(7) Appearances of God to man throughout history and Biblical appearances, including the one in Joshua
(8) Ophanim and other angels in hierarchy
(9) Is Lucifer actually Jesus?
(10) Did the curse link women to the serpent or only her offspring? Who is the offspring in reference to?
(11) Is there a "Universal Truth" or is it all a matter of perception?
(12) Is God an alien?
(13) Was Elijah taken by a UFO?
(14) What is the most hated Abrahamic faith? Why?
(15) Am I only what I perceive?
(16) The divide between Christian denominations and Catholicism and Christianity and the other Abrahamic faiths
(17) Is symbolism left to perception? Why or why not?
(18) Is capitalism spoken of in the Bible?
(19) Is the Jewish Kabbalah the path to enlightenment?
(20) Secret societies and their purposes. An overview.
(21) The Holy Grail, a Celtic perspective
(22) Is there any evidence of what happened to the Ark of the Covenant?
(23) The Spear of Destiny, real or myth?
(24) The Sudarium (or shroud) and evidence.
(25) Is the tarot connected to the Kabbalah or not? How?
So I believe that I have been staring into the abyss. And I can tell you that it is deep. There are both questions and answers there. But the more questions that a person asks, the more questions that they have. This is what I've got so far...
I do not believe that I was wrong in my belief that I'm immortal. I do not see death. But I'm afraid of life. I'm afraid of making mistakes. That's why I try to avoid conflict. But how could I be immortal unless I have actualized immortality? I strived for it for years, but I did not believe that it was possible. But if I am immortal, unless I create my own meaning, what is the meaning of life? I must create my own meaning because I'm unwilling to accept the alternative.
Have I been looking or not? This is what I'm seeing. Perception is what a person makes of the environment around them, or how they interpret it, because otherwise a person's perception is a matter of someone else's opinion. That seems to me like the definition of tyranny. When you take away a person's ability to create their own truth, the person is in bondage to whoever shapes their opinion. I believe that I have found truth for myself inside of myself... So yes, I've been looking into the abyss. Haha, this is fucking awesome! Very awakening!
But if I am not already awakened, then how could I see anything in the abyss in the first place? We only see a reflection of ourself. Do you see a monster or a heavenly entity? Or both? This is the reality of it soul and the depth thereof.
And again, this is all my opinion, so who am I to try to shape somebody else's view? I am the beholder only of my own reality. But I can still share my opinion and give my own contribution to society. Of course I've been doing that for years anyways. But how can I do it in a more profound way? Perhaps it is time to write a book about my own reality or how I perceive the reality around me. Hmm... How far does the rabbit hole go? I want to see for myself, so that I can form my own opinions and view things from my own perspective. Again, I've been doing this for years. Maybe my whole life. But I want to have an understanding on a more profound level of the way that I perceive things.
But then again, if I do not see death, then do I not have a beginning? If I have no beginning, am I not in myself a god? Or is there a god? Hmm... More and more questions the more I ask.
I actually liked what I saw in myself. Wtf? I must be a better person than I thought myself to be or have a better opinion/perspective of myself than I thought that I did. Either way, it is the same thing. There's a few things that I don't like, but many more that I do. One thing specifically that I don't like is the fact that I am afraid of making mistakes and try to actively avoid conflict. Conflict can be resolved without the need of an argument, but I must be willing to express my opinions to others and why I'm feeling the way that I do. I know that trying to avoid conflict actually leads to conflict. So I must stand up for myself without being overbearing or condescending. I must be able to express my opinions in a clear and concise manner. But the only way to do that is by understanding myself.
Good God, is all of this understanding coming from my hermetic lifestyle? Or is it my intuition and ability to ask questions? I'm almost always alone. Being alone gives me time to think about things and to come to my own understanding of what makes things work in and of themselves. But I would not be able to find this understanding if not for my desire to ask questions in the first place. I'm going to keep going because I know that there are more answers.
Is love the universal truth? Or are there universal truths about love that make it easier to understand how to love? Or is it both, that love is the universal truth and there are universal truths about love? If we have opinions about love then the truth must come from understanding, and what we understand about love comes from perspective of love. Perspective is shaped, in my opinion, by experience. Maybe right now I need to focus on understanding myself, and then I'll understand love as I perceive it. The perception that I have of love will be better understood by having a better understanding of myself because I will know what I believe in and how to not only express myself but also how to show and express love.
I'm going to keep going. And yes, I do believe that it is time for me to sit down and write another book, but this book will be based on truth as I perceive it. Is that speculation? I am fine with speculation as long as it isn't conjecture. I will not allow myself to fall to the folly of incomplete information on which I base my opinions or express my own perception.
Divination and Magic from the Divine Source
Did you know that the idea of an eternal hell is actually not biblically accurate and goes against scripture?
The book of Isaiah says that you will be a dead body in a place where people will not want to go to see you. It will be horrible for anybody that sees the dead in that place.
Isaiah 66:24 ERV
“Whoever goes out of the city will see the dead bodies of those who sinned against me. The worms eating those bodies will never die, and the fires burning them will never go out. It will be horrible to anyone who sees it.”
It goes on to state by one of the latter prophets, Malachi, that the wicked will be burned up like stubble. They will be burned to ashes.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.”
The idea of an eternal place of torment is not what Jesus preached. He spoke of a place where the demons and Satan would be punished, but it is not for mortals.
“Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
They are on the left because the left hand has always been thought of as the path to Satan or self-deification. I hate quoting Wikipedia, in college you are actually not allowed to do that, but for the sake of enlightenment, I will do so. Besides this information is actually accurate which I know from personal research. I'm not going to go back and find my sources because honestly I'm being lazy.
“In Western esotericism, left-hand path and right-hand path are two opposing approaches to magic. This terminology is used by various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic. In some definitions, the left-hand path is equated with malicious black magic, while the right-hand path is equated with benevolent white magic.: 152 Other occultists have criticised this definition, believing that the left–right dichotomy refers merely to different kinds of working and does not necessarily connote good or bad magical actions.: 176 Other practitioners state the difference between the two is that the desired outcome of the right is to be beside God and to serve him, while the left believe in self-deification and bow to no one.”
Fallen angels and the devil are immortals who cannot, because of their rebellion, go back to heaven. And because of the Kingdom that is coming, a Kingdom ruled over by Christ and his angels and followers, they can’t stay on earth. They chose to worship only themselves and do not bow their knees to Christ, the sovereign ruler of this earth.
But what does the bible actually say about this?
“For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’“
It is my opinion that the clarification of the right and the left-hand paths by Christ implies His use of magic. I believe that He was merely stating that He would not follow the left-hand, self-deifying path. In fact, I believe God to be the originator of magic. After He brought Adam and Eve to the Garden of Eden, the first paradise, the first thing that He did when He cast them out of the garden was place a curse on them.
This curse is spoken of between Genesis 1:14-1:19. It was the first curse that was ever spoken of in the Bible. I'm not saying that God is bad because of this; I am saying that He was the originator of magic. Perhaps it only became magic in the hands of men, however.
Wikipedia further states,
“A curse (also called an imprecation, malediction, execration, malison, anathema, or commination) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to one or more persons, a place, or an object.”
And Ancient Origins states,
“The history of curses varies between cultures, locations, religions or beliefs, and times. However, the intention of the curse has consistently been to conjure a supernatural power to inflict misfortune or punishment on a target. A curse, sometimes called jinx, hex, or dark spell, can be verbalized, written, or sometimes cast through elaborate ritual. The aim is to see harm befall the recipient – bad luck may dog them, death may take them, or any number of dire (or annoying) fates may plague them. In antiquity a curse was a powerful phenomenon, often viewed as the summoned wrath of gods, or the presence of evil forces.”
So when you want to judge somebody for practicing magic, try to remember that the magic first came from God. He was the originator of all magic. I know one person on here who judges me for my use of divination. The word divination itself contradicts hatred for the practice. The word itself implies something that comes from the divine. The divine are there to be sources of wisdom and guidance. So before you pass judgement on the practice itself, you would really benefit from doing your homework.
As long as I'm not making another person stumble in their walk with God, I'm doing nothing wrong. And this too is scriptural.
“20. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
21. It Is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.”
Although this in particular speaks of eating meat sacrificed to idols (I do not practice idolization), it can be inferred that as long as you make nobody else fall, you are doing nothing wrong. I do not, unless you seek it out, publicize my divination. I am not actively trying to force the opinions and results on others. So unless you actually look for me in my practice, it is my belief that I will not cause anybody to fall.
So why can't we co-exist?
I will get deeper into the subject of hell at a later time.
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The Truth or Something Like It
The older that I get, the more I have to question the “truth.” Is there a definitive answer? Or are all things left to a matter of perspective? For instance, within the Jewish kabbalah is the symbol of the Tree of Life. But there are other cultures within society that acknowledge both the Tree of Life and the kabbalah, although perhaps differing in interpretation of both and spelling. I.E. The Hermetic Qabalah and even the Christian Cabala. Transcendence is at the heart of the matter. But to say that one thing is wrong while not acknowledging the perspective of an entirely different theosophical ideology is almost treasonous to the ideology whether it is your ideology or not. In fact it is my opinion that this is what has led to genocide of many different peoples. To elaborate I am simply saying that the branches go up as far as the roots go down. Hence the axiom “as above, so below.” Speaking from a strictly scriptural perspective, this is at the heart of “The Heavenly Prayer”, which Jesus taught His disciples. Within the heavenly prayer is the very foundation of this axiom when Jesus said, “on earth as it is in heaven.” Of course, this is also a matter of perspective, so who is to say whether I am right or wrong? Perhaps I am both left only to the discernment of the one for whom these words are relevant. Or maybe the Creator.
Am I going insane or am I actually onto something here?
I've got a headache, and it didn't come on until I started studying this shit. Every time I get close to this, I can't follow it all the way…or maybe I am and just don't realize it.
Transcendence comes from knowledge if I'm not mistaken. But am I afraid to find the truth? Or am I already living it? Or yet again, is truth left only to perspective? Am I going up? Or am I coming back down? Or am I stagnant? God forbid!
This shit is deep, dude!
My oldest sister used to say, “above my head and below my feet, and I don't feel like reaching for it.” But the truth of the matter is that I do feel like reaching for it. I seek answers because knowledge is power. But with knowledge being so readily available, a person has to wonder if this is still the truth. And again, what is the truth? If knowledge isn't power, then what is? Money? Beauty? I doubt beauty because there are too many things that are not beautiful in this world, and many of them have power. So what is the underlying foundation of power? Scripture says that power comes from God. Romans 13:1, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” So if we listen to scripture, then we accept that authority comes from God. In that sense, God would be the underlying foundation of power. And again, the church is built on the cornerstone, which is Christ. Ephesians 2:19-21, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.”
But what if within every religion is a simple truth? What would that truth look like? And what would be the common thread of truth connecting every major (and possibly minor) religion? There has to be an underlying theme within each and every religion. This is the theosophical teachings of the Prisca Theologia. This is something that I just happened to stumble upon that gives credit to an approach to religion (or religions) that I've considered for years. I do not yet possess the knowledge to elaborate on Prisca Theologia, but within the next few months I plan on posting more content related to this theosophy.
Although I have called myself a Christian for many years now, I do believe that there is some truth in every religion. Perhaps I am mystical in my approach to Christianity. Bare with me, and we will delve deeper into this subject.