KEN’S CORNER: The Window To The Soul Has Many Fingerprints
Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
The musings of a limited IQ… yearning to find eternal truth…
The metaphysical thought taken from the mystery religions of ancient Persia, India, Greece, Chaldea, and Egypt are epitomized by Christianity. The traditional figure of Christ as the One True God for all people, places and times goes back to the ancient writings of these civilizations, from oral traditions to the very beginnings of the written word. That Jesus Christ is the capstone of the pyramid, i.e., the Stone the builders rejected, goes back to the early Egyptian mystic god of Amen Ra, the sun god. Ra was considered the apex of this philosophical structure, so too is Christ considered the same for Christians today, or Zoroaster in Persia and India, or Khristna for the Hindus, and the hundreds, if not thousands of the early mystery religions to the dawn of humanity.
The mystery here, is man’s quest to understand the freeing of his soul, not only from his own limited perceptions, but also from the material world’s need to find solace. The symbology for these mysteries go back to man’s earliest times. Most all religions considered the existence of an underworld, with an individual’s soul lost and damned in the matrix until freed and saved by wisdom, faith, and an ultimate understanding, has most always been represented. The similarities of these mystery religions are amazing. Even the American Mayan made symbols of the cross, and the unbelievable per-Columbian stylized lotus flower found in the Yucatan, the cross hairs of the horoscope, or the sun god. The symbols remain, but the meanings behind them has been under constant scrutiny.
Another example of this may be the Christian symbol of the fish. It is found on bumper stickers and billboards everywhere. If you would ask a Christian today what this symbol means he would probably tell you that it is when Jesus fed the multitudes, with loaves of bread and fish. The fish was depicted in early Christian tapestry and stained glass in classical times, as found in the churches of Europe, to be Pieces, a sign of the Zodiac. Similarities abound throughout the Bible… The twelve signs of the Zodiac and the twelve apostles. Three days to rise from the dead and three days between December 23rd, and December 25th, that is the winter solstice where the shadow of the sun doesn’t move for three days, and then begins to lengthen again as was celebrated throughout ancient times, and around the world, with festivals and sacrifice.
The crux of these mystery religions was the preparation, the written word of anticipation for the coming of Christ. It was the hope, and the fulfillment of their effort’s revelation to mankind, and the mysteries as well. It was indeed an outright war in which Christianity vied to become the dominate religion in a failing economic and moral decadent Roman Empire.
These mysteries were inhibited from their rightful place in history, rewritten. Christians of many stripes all vied to realize that they had both validity and truth, it took the power of the institution to win, and the business it became is still viable. Let me say, It is the institution of religion that is the primary reason for mans inability to balance spirituality with intellectualism. Religions take away the mystery, and replaces it with their own agendas of rote and cant. Men fear death, and want a means to live forever… but it is more complicated than that…
As mentioned, the fragments of the ancient mysteries have survived in the folds Christianity. It is evident in architecture, the sacrifice of the mass, and so on, that early Christians tried everything in their power to destroy and erase from history these so called pagan influences and origins they took for their own. Symbols, dogma, doctrines, and rituals, all remain to attest, in spit of the churches efforts to project them to be original, and inspired. Statues, sacred writings, and even word of mouth ideology were crushed, burned, and oppressed in the process, and thus became inaccessible to students.
A comparison of philosophies surely prove the per-Christian origin of their doctrines, as in the year 553 A.D. when the Gnostic mysteries and reincarnation ideologies were abolished. So through, the language and writings of Egypt were forgotten. In the historical scheme of things, it was virtually yesterday that Cortes and his Catholic Priests finished obliterating the ancient society of the Maya. The Inca and Aztec cities that Cortes took over, the money they stole, the monuments they defaced, and the books they burned almost to the very last ones, as there are only three surviving manuscripts saved, were built on the Maya, Toltec, and the ancient Olmec culture. A heritage, rich in the arts, history, and medicine, all destroyed by the hand of the Catholic institution, for the purpose of instilling their dogma.
An Agnostic, by definition, is a person who realizes he just doesn’t know. As Thomas had to touch the wounds of Jesus to believe, so does a situationist like myself have to scratch for Truth with his own bare hands. Seeing is believing. The teachings of Christ are simplistic beauty incarnate. Love me as I have loved you, and love one another, are so needed today.
We can easily cheat others, but we can never cheat ourselves or God. So long as we are trying, what more could a God hope for? We are finite, our perceptual abilities are finite in and of this world, and yet, it seems that when we move into the realm of spirituality we tap into an unlimited resource of power. It is our materialistic ego that holds us back, and the value we place in immediacy of self.
Even if…there is no God. That everything we perceive is a fantasy of wishful thinking, and based on our inability to understand that there is nothing but the toss of the dice. Isn’t it a joy to think that we have lived with goodness, and love in our hearts? Even if I knew for a fact that there was no God, I would still act like there was. The concept fills me with wonder, and it is wonderful to be alive… I chose honor, love, justice.
I remember how corny it was to me in my early days to hear a “reborn Christian” say “praise be to God.” I listened to self proclaimed evangelists on television yell, “Praise God…PRAISE GOD!” and it always sounded so…institutional. I saw it as catch words to control the masses. I still do. As I travel the road of Truth I see that God doesn’t need my prase, even though we feel the need to do it. We feel the need because God is so…awesome, that we feel small, powerless, and insignificant. We are none of these things. We are made in the image and likeness of God. In spite of anything anyone tells you, you are perfect. We are here to realize this, as the meaning of life is anything you want it to be. He has given us this wondrous gift, the free will to chose. All He wants…all that He hopes for…is your love, I think. I hope.
Final thoughts, for now:
Oh, do I really believe in reincarnation? Well that’s the sixty four thousand dollar question isn’t it? And the answer is quite simple… I really, really, really don’t know. I sure hope so, I see the balance. But the key question is this: Did Jesus Christ die on the cross to bring in a new covenant that would make reincarnation unnecessary? It’s a call. No-matter what you may choose, so long as it is for right, then it is. These finer points are nearly meaningless in the total picture., the boarder spectrum. Why dwell on something you can not prove? If you remembered a previous life, then that would be different, and you would be obligated to pursue it farther. It may be that it just isn’t your time, or that your new road will bring you other rewards of learning. But if you can’t remember it, what good is it?
I enjoy my life. I find joy in it from the breeze on my face, the sun on my shoulders, the loving of my family, and most of all the freedom to travel my own path. I like learning, it really is my reason for being. I hope I have a million lives…and then I believe that this philosophy gives me an ability to see things that others miss entirely. I see life new each day. Even the same old sunset is like my first time, because there is no two sunsets that has ever been the same, and even these subtle differences are spectacular. A practiced observer, that constantly affirms that there is always something more, and something worth my effort, seems a worthwhile and viable path. But far more then this, it seems we must stand for something. That something, in my life, is right. It is like the Knights of the Round Table’s court of arms that gleams in gold, “Might For Right!” What is there to live for, if there is nothing you would die for! And then, not taking anything for granted and for face value is rare, in a world of puppets. It is harsh, but the reality is there. Until men take responsibility for their own life…but we have covered all of that. Only this remains: believe in your self. No one or anything should be able to make you doubt yourself. Now if you are in the wrong, well, that’s different. Learn from your mistakes, but also realize that you are greater then every mistake you have ever made. The past does not equal the future. Learn to love (and forgive) your self, and you will be more capable of loving others, and God as well. Luck has nothing to do with it. You will, and you will.
Christianity is flourishing in Russia, as Communism dissolves, and languishing in Europe where Marxism is growing. That is indeed part of the equation, but what are the tools being used, and the reason?
Today, men do not like to be compared to sheep. They associate sheep to be mindless, and perfect fodder to be not only collectively controlled, but symbolically understood the be, in its final day, slaughtered. This does not sit well with men who are navigating through life using intellect. Blind faith is seen to be lazy ignorant acceptance of a fate, a future out of their control. There is also, as they investigate and formulate life’s game plans, no historical record of Jesus can be found in the historical timeline, as indicated by both Christian and the Muslim faith who also venerate Jesus to be the greatest prophet next to Muhammad. They love Jesus, his Mother, and her virgin birth.
Romans and Jews were literate, and recorded all law proceedings of that time and location, but absolutely nothing is mentioned. Josephus, around 60 AD, was the first. That is another nail in the Christian faith, a faith, a loving and accountable faith that seems sorely needed in a runaway and irresponsible mindset taking hold of humanity. Faith is a powerful thing, indeed. But a great gift of God is our ability to think, to reason, to explore and search for truth. There is a hunger in the soul and mind of men, and those who seem to use both faith and intellect in conjunction, have more of a solid hold on life, a moral compass that sustains them.
Perhaps we should just admit we don’t know, but continue to search for answers. Blind faith indeed blinds our ability to study and ask questions. Waiting for God to take over, to crush their enemies… praying for help instead of praying for guidance seems a perfect victim for The Godless Communists who killed over 100 million people after the Bolsheviks and secular Zionists created the Russian revolution. If you are hungry for the reasons Western Civilization, and their faiths are failing, that might be a good place to start. Communism takes the place of God. They want you to depend on the state for sustenance. This is something playing out in Europe, Australia, and India, but does not sit well here in America where it is believed that our civil liberties are God inspired. That might be just the ticket to save America, and upon reflection, our souls as well.
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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