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by simplicity
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mysticism of Vav
Replies: 2
Views: 5639

As Above, so Below

Thank you, brothers, for your illuminating thoughts into the vav, along with its "connections" with the Human One and much more. Lately, I have found myself contemplating the vav through the Star of David, and this has led to a series of contemplations. The two triangles of the Star “joine...
by simplicity
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mysticism of Dalet
Replies: 9
Views: 12981

The Poor Door

Shalom all! These posts are sparking much contemplation for me. Thank you all. By observing Gimel and Dalet together in the alphabet, the Jewish sages noted the foot of the Gimel extending to that of the Dalet as a generous giver to a pauper. In The Energy of the Hebrew Letters, Rav Berg takes this ...
by simplicity
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mysticism of Aleph
Replies: 12
Views: 16637

Ahhh the Aleph!

The more I peer into each divine letter, the more awed I am by such perfect beauty. The contemplations here are illuminating. Thank you all and thank you, Elder Gideon, for starting this series on the divine letters. I've been fairly busy this past month or two, but your series is luring me back . ....
by simplicity
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Spelling the Mystical AlephBet
Replies: 7
Views: 8898

Wow! What a series of contemplations, my brother and sister! Gideon+, I love your "spike," and am struck by what you've illuminated about Jacob/Israel from the Zohar. Wow -- what power. I suppose I could be like some of the participants in the Zohar, who have a tendency to say something li...
by simplicity
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Spelling the Mystical AlephBet
Replies: 7
Views: 8898

Re: The Superceder

Hello +Gideon, Sheryl, and others, Ah, so the Bet comes back! Excellent. I’ve since seen a couple of spellings of Jacob’s name, but each of them is typed in English letters and I haven’t known which to trust, so I’m glad to have your spelling and would love to find a resource that can provide the He...
by simplicity
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Spelling the Mystical AlephBet
Replies: 7
Views: 8898

Thank you, Elder Gideon, for posing such an intriguing question about names. Your closing question can certainly draw out many types of names of both people and of animals. But my thoughts begin where your examples ended, with Jacob, the Patriarch with whom I most resonate. About a month ago, my pas...
by simplicity
Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: A central path through the Red Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 7751

A central path through the Red Sea

“Then Moses held out his arm over the sea and the Lord drove back the sea with a strong east wind all that night, and turned the sea into dry ground. The waters were split, and the Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left” (Ex 1...
by simplicity
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The spirit tells me
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Thanks, Sheryl,

I thought you (and many others here) would catch that allusion -- yes, made universal. ;-)

Shalom
by simplicity
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The spirit tells me
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

The spirit tells me

My people tell me, I am an heir of a great civilization We are strong and have shaped the world As an heir of this great civilization, I am strong I am powerful I am important As I live into the destiny of my people My pride grows fierce I knock all who question my people I fight for my people One d...
by simplicity
Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Kingdom of Heaven
Replies: 6
Views: 5927

Love and humanity

Shabbat Shalom to you as well, Sheryl! We'll see if the date on the post still shows "shabbat" -- it is, but I haven't figured out how to set my own time zone! Yes, I am smiling as I recall our initial conversation on how we each resonate with Yeshua's charming, human response to the fig t...
by simplicity
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Kingdom of Heaven
Replies: 6
Views: 5927

salvation through imparting

Blessings Sheryl, +Yonah and all, It seems you two sure were sharing the same notion on your same-time, different-forum posts! I didn't know to which forum to place my reply! I guess I chose Sheryl's so it can begin its own "lineage" of discussion. :wink: Since my own thoughts weave into b...
by simplicity
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Birth of Ishmael
Replies: 5
Views: 3451

God working everything out for good

Engaging discussion. Thank you. As I contemplate this notion of the Shekina working out whatever choices we make, I recall this beautiful example of Joseph to his brothers: "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive...
by simplicity
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Revising Concepts of Strength and Power
Replies: 3
Views: 2895

Blessed are the pure in heart

What a paradox it is to discover the heroism of peace in contrast to the deceptive paradigm of the violent hero, as depicted in film. Thank you, Philip, for contemplating this notion of a mind in peace as honest, humble, transparent, and willing to admit wrong. In essence, it is one who is "pur...
by simplicity
Sat May 08, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Awake in a land of sleepers
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Hmm, yes, and so tragic.

I think many of us have worked our way through some of the more painful responses before we learned to be "bold in God" through the Power of the Spirit. May all others who have yet to discover this Power find it, declare victory, and be brought to life. Amen.
by simplicity
Fri May 07, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Some Videos I Made.
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these!
by simplicity
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

Shalom Alexandre, It is so good to hear that you are okay. Yes, I will keep praying for those who continue to be affected. Please feel free to keep us posted on anything or anyone you know of who needs prayer. Blessings as you read the books. We look forward to hearing more from you. simplicity
by simplicity
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: When mysticism happened to me
Replies: 7
Views: 4085

What a blessing, Sheryl! Thank you. I am interested to hear about our shared experiences, so I might take you up on that . . . :- )

Shalom,
simplicity
by simplicity
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Awake in a land of sleepers
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Awake in a land of sleepers

When we find ourselves awake
in a land of sleepers,
the rebels are brought to drugs,
the sensitive to despair,
the comics to cynicism,
and the ordinary to insanity.
But the bold in God
are brought to life.
by simplicity
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Eve and Being Ruled Over
Replies: 22
Views: 8521

Re: Eve and Being Ruled Over

Yes, Elder Gideon+. Thank you and all who have commented. I appreciate these connections to the beatitudes, to persecution, to "rule," and especially to this Philip quote: The rulers do not see you who wear the perfect light. Mmmm . . . yes, when we are wearing the "perfect light,&quo...
by simplicity
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

Blessings and prayers for you and for Rio

Bem-vindo, Alexandra, I came across your message at a moment when my time to post was limited. But it has stayed with me, and I especially think of you and your city in its floods. I have been praying the Lord watches over Rio and sends His provisions to the many who are crying out for it. Please le...
by simplicity
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Eve and Being Ruled Over
Replies: 22
Views: 8521

Re: Eve and Being Ruled Over

To reframe Eve's so-called curse then, we can read, in light of the above, that her yearning will be to become perfect and complete, which will be to "marry" or sacredly unite with her inner husband or masculine energy, and in this way she will manifest her power. Yes, precisely!! A post ...
by simplicity
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Going to the Wedding Feast
Replies: 1
Views: 2379

Re: Going to the Wedding Feast

Mmmm . . . what a beautiful series of concepts for meditation: the Eucharist as the wedding feast, the union of the Bride to the Bridegroom, the twin aspects of the outer and the inner Christ, the "clothing" we dawn to prepare for the wedding, the gifts we bring to it, the joy of coming &q...
by simplicity
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Introduction - My Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 10939

Thank you and many blessings to you. I look forward to hearing more of your own "writing . . . from the indwelling."

simplicity
by simplicity
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: When mysticism happened to me
Replies: 7
Views: 4085

Beautiful story! Thank you for posting. :wink: I hope you'll accept hearing that you were quite an insightful young boy. What a blessing that you are able to teach a Sunday School class -- which includes the pastor -- in the Southern Baptist church (Praise!) utilizing the Tree of Life, Tau Malachi's...
by simplicity
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Hayyah Yeshua
Replies: 14
Views: 11162

Re: Hayyah Yeshua

I think that is the Church gets confused between Yeshua the historical man, and Christ, the eternal Logos, who "anointed" him at the River Jordan. I prefer the word "merged" to "anointed" - this is of course not to say that I do not fully recognize the power of the vir...
by simplicity
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Introduction - My Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 10939

Hi sihaya, Yes, nice comment on the mystery of what leads some of us into esoteric spirituality, as well as the mystery that those in the churches tend to be so inclined to reject the very thing they ought to embrace. Tragic. Yes, my blog has a link below this post. I know it takes some time to find...
by simplicity
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Introduction - My Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 10939

Great story!

Welcome sihaya! I'll admit I feel odd saying "welcome" when I only joined about 6 weeks ago myself! But I say it because I think we both are in a position to be deeply served by this community. I really resonate with your story and your friends' responses to it. If I ever speak in plain la...
by simplicity
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Replies: 10
Views: 10665

"you will desire your man"

Perhaps along the lines of, well the archons might favour the male, but unfortunately so does the female! Why on earth (excuse the pun) is this the case? I'm contemplating this one a lot lately, ever since a male friend of mine pointed it out to me recently. I love your question, Susan. It is one I...
by simplicity
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Phil K. Dick's Gnosticism
Replies: 6
Views: 5818

Re: Play of Wisdom & Folly

While two other recent threads have been in discussion regarding the "corpse" (including one from me), it seems Sun ov Infinity brought forth an old one which clarifies it especially well. Thank you, Tau Malachi, for sharing a corollary passage in Thomas that helps to explain this common s...
by simplicity
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Gnosis in Repose: Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 12735

Re: contemplating

What an encouraging message of our hope, in the midst of suffering all around. Thank you. It is an important one for me to hear at this moment. In this labor we cannot afford to get caught up in the vision of sorrow, but we must labor in the vision of hope – holding a higher level of energy and vibr...
by simplicity
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Gnosis in Repose: Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 12735

Re: The Sorrow and the Hope

But, indeed, it is sorrowful to know and understand, and experience, the kingdom of heaven spread out upon the earth, and to see so many wandering in a shadow land, and it is painful to be aware of the Sacred Unity, the Holy One, underlying all, and yet see so many bound up in the illusion of separ...
by simplicity
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Gnosis in Repose: Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 12735

Re: Flickering

What a lovely series of posts! I know I am months late on this thread, but hope, as a very new member, I'll be granted some grace on my tardiness . . . ? :wink: Maid Marion, intriguing perspectives on the Hebrew. That it begins with Heh “opens” us up to revelation, like Isaiah’s “heh,” after stillin...
by simplicity
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Head of prophesy cut off with John
Replies: 3
Views: 3943

Mmmm . . . what food for thought. I still need to learn your language, but can sufficiently understand to be struck. So perhaps I was onto something with the Thomas associations of the kingdom spread out, though men do not see it. Your ideas extend this so much further. I love the notion of the Mess...
by simplicity
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: When mysticism happened to me
Replies: 7
Views: 4085

Thank you, both, for welcoming me. I am so grateful to have found a forum where I can pursue my own spirituality much more openly, for the following quote describes me clearly: there actually are many people who privately hold a broader faith but remain in the exoteric Christian community for fellow...
by simplicity
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Head of prophesy cut off with John
Replies: 3
Views: 3943

Head of prophesy cut off with John

How marvelous to have found a forum to engage with others over intriguing passages that those in my own life would consider “heretical”! :) One enigma that has puzzled me for quite some time is a remark Jesus made in the Apocryphon of James after James asked him about prophesying to those requesting...
by simplicity
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: When mysticism happened to me
Replies: 7
Views: 4085

When mysticism happened to me

What a blessing to have found you. As a new member, I'll introduce myself. On May 15, 2005, mysticism happened to me through a divine encounter that revealed a glimpse of who God had created me to be. I had been praying and fasting for the Lord to quiet my anxious spirit, and He answered with far mo...

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