(i) 1st Revelation Verse 11 to Verse 15 Introduction
1st Revelation Verse 11 to Verse 15 discusses this scripture in relation to the chakras and the infinite nature of God.
(ii) 1st Revelation Verse 11 to Verse 15 Scripture Interpretation
11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Asia in the New Testament is a Roman province in Israel. The 7 churches represent the 7 chakras or spiritual centres of the body. Religious temples, including Churches always represent the human body & face east to catch the rays of the rising sun. The temple of the body would be the east side; the back would be the west. So when John says to send spiritual information to the 7 churches, he does not mean writing to 7 physical churches, it means send the knowledge of spirit to the 7 chakras so that they may be awakened.
The book means us, our body. Place this information inside of ourselves and send this information to the 7 chakras in order for us to progress spiritually and know God.
Ephesus is the area of the sacrum in the diagram. When Lucifer became Satan it was because of the fall of the 5 senses when the 5 senses were taken over by the lower self. Jesus takes the 5 wounds and restores oneness back to God. This is acted out in the human body. We have 33 vertebrae in the human spine and between the ages of 1 to 6, the lower 5 vertebrae fuse into one and this becomes the sacrum which means ‘holy bone or sacred place’ in Latin. So why is our foundation on which we sit and stand a Holy Place? When we sacrifice the 5 senses we attain oneness.
12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Turning is from the lower mind, friends, religion, your upbringing to the higher consciousness of the voice of God. This has been referred to as the sound current, The Word or Shabd. The voice speaking to him is being in communion with the spirit guiding us in meditation. It is not heard through the physical ears but by contacting the spiritual sound that can be heard within.
Hebrews 12 : 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Heaven is the kingdom within us so God speaks to us inside through the eternal Om sound. Churches were always built facing the sun in the east. In the body our front is east and our back is west. Churches to this day are made in the form of a human male body, the altar is the head, the area where people sit or knave is the abdomen with the steeple being the penis. This being erect was ready to give life. Phallic worship was extremely popular with various religions and cults for many thousands of years.
The 7 golden candlesticks again is just more symbolism for the 7 chakras. Gold is the symbol for God or the universe in the bible.The ancients call it Kundalini energy. The chakras are filled with the light of God. This is also mentioned in the story of Joshua when he walks around the walls of Jericho 6 times and nothing happened, but when he walked a seventh time the walls came down, because he had reached the highest spiritual centre of the 1000 petalled lotus of the highest chakra. The walls that fall are the walls that separate us from God. The revelation of the 1000 petalled lotus within is the start of the spiritual path proper.
So our spiritual task throughout is to find God within us. The candlesticks are Gold as Gold represents God. So we are spiritualizing these 7 centres to their full potential.
13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
In the midst means in your body. On like unto the son of man refers to the solar plexus chakra in the centre of the abdomen. So the spirit of the higher functions in our centre of desires which are being turned upwards. A garment down to the foot means concealment, so that the son of man or the light of the Christ within us is hidden. The foot of god is that which touches our lower carnal nature.
The paps is the breast area. Golden as it’s from God or something divine in nature, it is Gods restraint. Breast signifies milk or wisdom. Our thoughts are held in check by the restraint of Gods power so our impulses can be guided from him. So we reflect Gods wisdom rather than that of our personality.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
White as wool = ancient of days whose lineage goes back beyond time. Beyond religion or nationality.
This was also mentioned in:
Daniel 7 : 9. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
God Realisation or Enlightenment = a state with no beginning, no ending, has never been born or never will. Around 1930 an Egyptian temple was unearthed with a wall engraving named NUK PU NUK (see photo above) which eventually translated to ‘I AM THAT I AM’. This is what God said to Moses in the Bible (Exodus 3:14), but this pre-dates the Bible by a long time. This describes the infinite nature of the ancient of days.
His Head and his hairs were white = hairs are the thoughts that come from the head. They are pure white and so when we are tuned into our higher nature we sacrifice the carnal mind to be in tune with God. Purity from states of consciousness from meditation flowing through us as a conduit for God’s Will, not our own. We can look back at times in our lives when we have been lost in the world and there have been negative consequences either to our physical, emotional or mental well-being. So me must work hard to move away from negative thoughts that plague us and meditation is a great vehicle for doing that.
There is only one universal God, there is no Christian or muslim or Buddhist God, there is the only I AM, the ancient of days.
Eyes were as a flame of fire = similar to the blazing eyes of Zeus. Eyes are the windows of the soul. They are purged with the fire of spirit, so the soul is purged with the fire of spirit.
Revelation 1: 15. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
This comes from the Qabalah and ancient magic.
Brass = copper and tin which are the metals of Jupiter and Venus. So the spirit moves quickly and is divine love(Venus) and is the desire to awaken the higher mind(Jupiter) in us. John used the word ‘Chalkolibanon’ meaning like quicksilver or that which flows through you. So the spirit flows through the body when stimulated through meditation.
Sound of many waters = inner OM sound that is meditated upon inside has reveals various sounds like running water. So this is another way spirit is perceived in meditation.
(iii) Recommended Video Links
589 Revelation A Primer : Bill Donahue