(i) Mysticism of Exodus Introduction
Mysticism of Exodus Introduction talks about the meaning of the main characters and the five stages of Greek Consciousness.
Moses is introduced in this book of the Old Testament and in a radical departure from traditional thought we will suggest that he never existed and the story of Exodus is a parable for a great spiritual truth.
Moses = the child ‘spiritual’ impulse within us that grows in stature and leads us from the torment of the mind symbolised by Egypt.
Egypt = left hemisphere of brain (or carnal mind).
Red Sea = of our emotions which we need to overcome or cross to reach the promised land( on the right spiritual side of the brain).
Documentation in the Bible for this there is outlined extensively below & why we must look at the Bible spiritually and not as a historical document. We will then proceed with the study of Exodus.
Galatians 4: 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
‘Allegory’ is something that uses the names of people and places to represent something spiritual.
2nd Corinthians 3: 13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
‘That which is abolished’ refers to ‘legalism’ – the Bible, the lawmakers, government, religious traditions.
Veil over his face = he could not be recognised.
This implies that Moses was not someone who wanted to be associated with established traditions that want to keep the status quo but represents the rebellious spiritual side which must be raised to overcome all of these traditional obstacles to our spiritual freedom,
14. But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
This is saying that people have been blinded in their minds to the true meaning and identity of Moses in the reading of the Old Testament and this is happening today as it has done in the past.
The veil is ‘allegory i.e. symbolism which can be expressed in many different ways for instance numerology, proverb.
Which veil is done away in Christ = Christ taught that the kingdom is within, so Moses in turn is within us.
15. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
People are still not seeing him. As verse 13 states we need to abolish all of our traditions, violence, drugs and so on. Society does not want to lift the veil and have a responsibility and part to play in the process of seeing Christ and the Truth.This requires much effort.
16. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
These both say that when one turns to the Lord (Spirit) the veil is taken away. So we must always read the Bible SPIRITUALLY and not literally.
(ii) Exodus : Scripture Interpretation
Exodus 2 : 1.And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
Wife and husband are of Levi. They have a son called Moses.
Levi = the higher energy within you that obeys spirit. When we go into meditation the child MOSES is born within us and will lead us out of the bondage of matter. In this verse is implies an obedience to spiritual direction.
The law in Egypt was that there were no more Jewish children to be born. Paul states that a Jew is not one outwardly but is one inwardly (as covered in the Burning Bush article). A Jew is one who dwells in the tribe of Judah on the east side, or the spiritual side. He has circumcised or cut himself away from all of the things of the earth, matter, religions. Circumcisionn has nothing to do with cutting away the skin physically and has been misinterpretation by orthodox Jewish faith.
The number 3 appears in Exodus which we have discussed previously means ‘new life’ or ‘resurrection’ & originates from Astrology: Dec 21st the sun is in the constellation CRUX. On Dec 22nd, 23rd, 24th it sits in the bowls of the earth – called the WINTER SOLSTICE, on Dec 25th the sun resurrects out of the tomb of the winter solstice and is REBORN.
2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
Hid him 3 months = similar to the sun hiding for 3 days during the winter solstice.
In meditation we hide from our material ways and sit in the darkness so we can be born anew. In my meditation group we meditated for 3 days after receiving our first spiritual ‘initiation’.
3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
An Ark is mentioned similar to Noah’s story. Flags = salt water grass.
Moses means ‘drawn out’ of the water. The ancient mystics held water as having a cleansing effect spiritually so that we can rise up into higher realms. The Greeks used the elements as illustrated below:
1) Earth = lower mind used in daily living
2) Water = second stage arrived at through meditation;
3) Air = third stage of consciousness
4) Fire = fourth stage of consciousness
5) Renewed Mind = as a result of transcending the above stages
So the process is: we take the lower mind (Earth) – expose it to inner truth(water) – our consciousness rises and we meet Jesus in the air (Thessalonians) – from there we progress to the 4th stage(Fire); John says I will baptize you with water but there will be one who comes after me that will baptize you with fire (Christ) – and then our mind or consciousness become renewed as a result of the spiritual progress through the previous stages. All these stages occur as a result of entering the wilderness of meditation.
In ‘renewed mind’ the way we perceive the world is changed forever due to our heightened spiritual perspective.
So here we have a common theme:
- Moses is born out of the water
- Jesus is born out of the water
- Jonah goes in to the whale and is born out of the water
The water represents ‘truth’ which is found through meditation, it’s not meant to be used symbolically as in traditional baptisms today it was just used as an allegory by the Greeks to represent spiritual states so these ceremonies as seen below are somewhat meaningless unless it’s a hot day. We must never condemn people though as the intention of finding something of spiritual meaning is there but has been distorted out of recognition by religion over the centuries.
With Moses representing the ‘child within us’ that is our yearning or spiritual impulse, it must be ‘drawn out’ into our consciousness to be effective. Hence Moses means ‘that which is drawn out.’
John 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Water = second stage, Spirit = Fire = 4th stage. So unless you have gone through the stages explained above you cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus says the kingdom of God is within us.
Exodus 2: 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
This is happening inside of us.
Pharaoh = our EGO which keeps us in bondage. We need the little child or ‘Moses’ inside of us to grow and set us free from the bondage of the ego.
Pharaohs Daughter = the EMOTIONS of the ego & sees Moses. The feminine aspect of Pharaoh is not only emotional but SPIRITUAL and will always discover the child in the water.
6. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
7. Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
The sister in this verse refers to Moses Sister
8. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
9. And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
From these 3 verses they are describing something within us. A child is being born within us through our MEDITATION and is called Moses. This is going to grow in strength and lead us into the promised land of spiritual freedom. But at this early stage the child cannot deal with the emotional nature and the ego, it is too small and weak and needs to be nursed. Only the MOTHER can nurse it. This is the DIVINE MOTHER or spirit. So Moses goes back to his mother so he can be fed the DIVINE MILK in meditation so he can grow and rise in stature within us.
This strongly implies that all we need is contact with the divine mother or spirit within for us to grow spiritually through our meditation.
10. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
As the child has grown in strength Moses mother hands him over to Pharaohs daughter so that he can contend with the emotions within. The child is now officially referred to as Moses because he has now been drawn out of the water.
We must remember that the words of the Bible were written in Babylon in the East by someone called EZRA and it is not a Western religion. This is a historical fact. We can back this up by relevant references:
Ezra 7: 21 And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
Artaxerxes = King of Babylon = the King of Iraq
Acts 7: 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
This verse is clear in saying that Moses was learned in the ways of the Egyptians, not the Jews or Christians. So the writing of the bible had everything to do with the Iraq and Egypt.
Exodus 2: 11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Looked on their burdens = the burdens of the mind within US.
Egyptian smiting a Hebrew = smiting means striking a blow. Egyptian referring to the mind and Hebrew referring to spirit, the mind is trying to keep our spirit in bondage.
12. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14. And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
15. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
This concept of Moses own kind turning against him is pointing out that in following our spiritual path and the truth of the ages our own kind (our family) often come against us to contend with what we are doing with our life. Our family will ask why we are trying to destroy all the traditions that they were all born with. So we will have lots of burdens placed upon us.
This is also covered in:
John 1: 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Pharaoh sought to slay Moses = even our ego turns against us and we begin doubting ourselves and our spiritual life.
Moses fled to Midian = Midian means ‘strife’ or ‘place of Judgement’ & so the child within us resides in the wilderness of meditation when we prepare for our calling. We will eventually confront the ‘Burning Bush’ which is at the centre of our consciousness. Before we see the burning bush we have to activate the kundalini which is referred to in the next verse and which we will discuss in the next article:
16. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
The Moses within us meets face to face with KUNDALINI.
(iii) Introduction to Exodus Video Links
Exodus Playlist on YouTube : Bill Donahue