(i) The Miracle of The Loaves and Fishes Introduction
The Miracle of The Loaves and Fishes puts a mystical and astrological perspective on the feeding of the multitudes which if we interpret literally makes little sense. Like much of the Bible this story is allegorical and so we must look for a hidden meaning behind this important Biblical event. The numbers that occur in the text below are common throughout the Bible as they represent specific aspects of God and Man and the relationship between the two.
(ii) Traditional Story
Crowds of people in the area heard that Jesus was near. They ran to see him, bringing their sick friends and relatives. When the boat landed, Jesus saw all the men, women and children and had compassion for them. He taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those who were sick.
Looking at the crowd, which numbered about 5,000 men, not counting women and children, Jesus asked his disciple Phillip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”
Philip replied that even eight months’ wages would not be enough to give each person even one bite of bread.
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, had more faith in Jesus. He brought forward a young boy who had five small loaves of barley bread and two small fish.
Jesus ordered the crowd to sit down in groups of fifty. He took the five loaves, looked up to heaven, gave thanks to God his Father, and passed them to his disciples to be distributed. He did the same with the two fish.
Everyone—men, women and children—ate as much as they wanted! Jesus miraculously multiplied the loaves and fishes so there was more than enough.
Then he told his disciples to gather the leftovers so nothing was wasted. They collected enough to fill 12 baskets.
The crowd was so overwhelmed by this miracle that they understood Jesus was the prophet who had been promised. Knowing they would want to force him to become their king, Jesus fled from them.
(iii) Mystical Interpretation of the Loaves and Fishes
2 Fishes = Higher and Lower Consciousness of Pisces
Loaves = are linked to the wheat of Virgo, as the Virgin has a shaft of wheat :
Virgo = Virgin consciousness and in a place of no thought in meditation. This is where the ‘bread’ or TRUTH of the virgin is consumed, we will then be filled with the wine (of spirit) and be intoxicated with its divinity.
“Meditation starts when thought stops” describes Virgin Consciousness.
In the verses below we have the feeding of the 4000:
Mathew 15 : 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the brokenmeat that was left seven baskets full.
38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
In the above verse we have the numbers:
Seven (Baskets of Leftovers) = divine intervention (of spirit on man)
Four (thousand) = the 4 fold nature of man (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual)
So the internal message is the spirit descending into man spiritualizing him when he enters virgin consciousness (and consumes the wheat) through meditation.
In the second example we have the feeding of the 5000 :
Matthew 14 : 17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18. He said, Bring them hither to me.
19. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
Here we have the numbers:
5 (thousand) = the 5 senses are sacrificed in the nothingness of meditation. these are the 5 wounds of Christ :
12 baskets of leftovers = twelve is the number of perfection of the soul e.g. the 12 Labors of Hercules by Alice Bailey
From the above we can conclude that the ability of God to Enlighten man is unlimited. The story uses numbers to convey the meaning of the story. We start with virgin consciousness (an empty mind) to allow divine intervention/spirit/ the light and sound (seven baskets of leftovers) on our 4 fold nature (the 4000) to act and achieve perfection as we unite with God (12 baskets of leftovers, 12 labors of Hercules) when the five senses ( the 5000, 5 wounds of Christ) are sacrificed. So the multitudes are fed SPIRITUALLY not physically.
25 Pisces The Fish A Swimming Lesson– Bill Donahue