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by Marion
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: Am I El?
Replies: 7
Views: 7306

Re: Am I El?

Shalom! Thank you for this wonderful interpretation Beloved Tau! A few thoughts come to mind in contemplation. The first is that of a mirror; as Netzach is associated with the clear mirror of Prophesy. "...it is as though a revelation of God within us, hidden in the depths of our being, suddenl...
by Marion
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 134 - Abide where you are
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Saying 134 - Abide where you are

Shalom Tau and Martina! I have been contemplating something you said Martina: "We need to do our spiritual work right here and now." This reminds me of the things you've been teaching in the Straight Path; that is, to pray and pray and pray. It also reminds me of, when isn't a good time to...
by Marion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings & Welcome!
Replies: 79
Views: 54328

Re: Greetings & Welcome!

Shalom Anna and Lucas!

It's wonderful to see you both here, and I am looking forward to the insights we might share :-)

Blessings and Shalom,
Marion
by Marion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: 70 years of David's Life
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Re: 70 years of David's Life

Shalom Tau Malachi, Thank you for your response to the original question, and for taking it much further than I ever imagined! From what you said of Supernal Adam, where all souls are held and emanated. There was an envisioning of the hand of Supernal Adam reaching, not reaching, until there was rea...
by Marion
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: 70 years of David's Life
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

70 years of David's Life

Shabbat Shalom! Last Shabbat, we were discussing the 70 years of life that was given to King David by Adam. I was wondering if it was possible for Adam to do so because of teshuva—repentance? Although David turned away from the Lord by killing his general, and taking his wife, Bathsheba for himself,...
by Marion
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 51 - The Great Power in Womanhood
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: Saying 51 - The Great Power in Womanhood

Shalom Bevan, Thank you so much for bring up this saying! Like you, I have often read this in terms of physical gender. In contemplating what you've posted, I'm hearing much more teachings of the soul and the spiritual life and practice. I'm wondering if we could hear this saying as a teaching on th...
by Marion
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 4803

Re: Hi

Shalom Ally,

Wonderful to see you here!

Marion
by Marion
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: The ebb & flow or et cetera...
Replies: 10
Views: 4543

Re: The ebb & flow or et cetera...

Shalom Jeff,

Welcome back to our online community, It's good to see you here!

Blessings,
Marion
by Marion
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Order of St. Uriel: The Way of Wonderworking
Topic: Pentagram Ritual: Purifying Yesodot, Shattering Klippot
Replies: 16
Views: 8802

Re: Pentagram Ritual: Purifying Yesodot, Shattering Klippot

Shalom Tau Malachi! Thank you for teaching us this wonderful practice! I am wondering if through this practice, a kind of temple or tabernacle is made? Because the 5 yesidot are the 5 elements of consciousness, and the pentagram has an association with the name Yeshua, for whoms sake, the earth was ...
by Marion
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mystic
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mys

Shalom Tom,

Welcome to our forum! It is truly incredible how truth can manifest itself on so many ways. I pray you are blessed by this online community, it's good to see you here.

Marion
by Marion
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Teshuvah: Return to Hey
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Teshuvah: Return to Hey

Shabbat Shalom! I have been contemplating what has been shared of Heh and the two levels of repentance. Above, Tau Malachi shared that because Heh equals 5, on one level Heh corresponds with the yesodot. I was wondering if the yesodot are in any way related to the parts of soul, and if we could say ...
by Marion
Thu May 19, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Qeshet Nechash: Rainbow Serpent
Replies: 7
Views: 12711

Re: Qeshet Nechash: Rainbow Serpent

Shalom! There has been a contemplation of the letters of the three paths leading into Malkut on the Tree of Life. The letters are qoph on the right, shin on the left and tau in the middle. Curiously, these three letters spell qeshet—rainbow, as we’re discussing above. There are three aspects to the ...
by Marion
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Seventy-First Names
Replies: 4
Views: 4879

Re: The Seventy-First Names

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! Thank you for these insights into this Holy name of God! As I contemplate this name, I’m wondering if it has to do with dimensionality? Because Aleph is 1, extended it becomes 10, which is Yod. Heh is 5, which is half of 10; so in numbers, the name is: 10, 1, 5. ...
by Marion
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Holy Bride in the Second Coming
Replies: 1
Views: 2467

The Holy Bride in the Second Coming

Shalom All! Since the ceremony of the resurrection, there has been a contemplation of the Holy Bride. For some reason, I realized that I kept conceiving of the crucifixion and resurrection as primarily about Yeshua. Now I'm understanding the Holy Bride is as much a part of this mystery as the Lord. ...
by Marion
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: My God, Our God, Your God
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: My God, Our God, Your God

Shabbat Shalom, I've been contemplating this shift from My God to Our God to Your God—אלהינו, אלוה, אלהי. In the first name, My God, there is a yod י, in the second, there is a heh ה and the third name has both a yod and heh with the addition of a nun. The addition of the nun made me think about the...
by Marion
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Image of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
Replies: 8
Views: 3657

Re: The Image of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

Shabbat Shalom! “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the...
by Marion
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: The Succession of Prophets
Topic: The Book of Yohanan
Replies: 3
Views: 4031

Re: The Book of Yohanan

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you for these wonderful teachings of Yohanan, Praise be the Mother Spirit! I was contemplating Yohanan's central message of repentance. I'm hearing repentance as an affirmation of our love of the Holy One, and that there's a need for constant re-affirmation as long as we have o...
by Marion
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Danger of Vain & Idle Speech
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Re: The Danger of Vain & Idle Speech

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you so much for elucidating what vain and idle speech is. I have long wondered, where is the line? because as you say, it is necessary to engage in mundane conversation while in this world. A contemplation arose of the Garden of Eden and the Kerub with the sword flashing this w...
by Marion
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Meeting of Miriam and Elizabeth
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Re: Meeting of Miriam and Elizabeth

Shabbat Shalom, In contemplating this story, do Elizabeth and Miriam lay the foundation for Yohanan and Yeshua to come into the world? In the same way as the womb is the foundation for new life, I’m wondering if they created a womb in the world for the Messiah through their interaction as tzaddik an...
by Marion
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Moses and the Cleft of the Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

Re: Moses and the Cleft of the Rock

Shabbat Shalom, I was contemplating what you have taught about repentance Tau Malachi: ““Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!” In any moment if someone is willing to return to God, willing to open to the Holy Light and Spirit of God, they will receive mercy and compassion, they will be f...
by Marion
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Moses and the Cleft of the Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

Re: Moses and the Cleft of the Rock

Shabbat Shalom, I was wondering if the verse: “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." is related to what was said abou...
by Marion
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Re: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon, “Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away; blessed be the Name of Yahweh.” I was contemplating this verse in the context of what Malachi says: “…the awakening and enlightenment of the soul, and the transcendence of the need for physical incarnation.” In the origina...
by Marion
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Moses and the Cleft of the Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

Moses and the Cleft of the Rock

Shalom All, “Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he ...
by Marion
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Overcoming Bitterness: Mar & Ram (240)
Replies: 3
Views: 2744

Re: Overcoming Bitterness: Mar & Ram (240)

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you Tau for this beautiful contemplation! You said: "This teaches us that bitterness and depression arise from self-absorption, and therefore to overcome bitterness there is a need for self-nullification, or self-transcendence, and generation the awareness of others and co...
by Marion
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Aleph, Quoph and Heh
Replies: 0
Views: 2286

Aleph, Quoph and Heh

Shalom! Recently I was contemplating aleph, this is the most transcendent of all the letters, associated with Keter—Crown and begins of the name of Eheieh. Yet, it's meaning is "ox", a beast of the field. I'm wondering if this mystery has to do with how in the deepest depths of creation is...
by Marion
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: What God Gives
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

What God Gives

Jobs are like fish. I can buy all the right equipment, study the river, use the right fly, tie it on just so, clip the line tight, I can cast perfectly, into the exact spot, where a finned one may rise, Who can say when fish bite and when they don’t? Surely it is not up to any mortal, to determine w...
by Marion
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Standing as Though Slain—Messiah in the apocalypse
Replies: 1
Views: 2149

Standing as Though Slain—Messiah in the apocalypse

Shabbat Shalom, There has been a contemplation of chapter 5 verse 6 in Revelations: "...And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Sp...
by Marion
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylon
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylo

Shabbat Shalom! There was a contemplation of something that was said in the previous post: "There is an ongoing influx of the Holy Light and the growing manifestation of Great Darkness, and throughout the cycles of the Second Coming this increases in intensity and frequency, generating the cond...
by Marion
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Red Heifer: Purification Through Devotion
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Re: Red Heifer: Purification Through Devotion

Shabbat Shalom! Previously it has been said that the entirety of the red heifer was burnt as an offering. I’m hearing in this that when we face times of judgement, the judgement becomes mercy through a full offering. To me this implies a willingness to surrender fully to the Holy One, letting the Ho...
by Marion
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Unity of God's Voice and Speech: Speaking All (Kol)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: Unity of God's Voice and Speech: Speaking All (Kol)

Shabbat Shalom! Tau said: “When I contemplate three new moons I’m reminded of the process of a husband and wife seeking to conceive a child, following the cycle of the woman. Thus, departing Egypt and traveling to Sinai, and what transpires along the way, is all a process of opening the way for what...
by Marion
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Unity of God's Voice and Speech: Speaking All (Kol)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: Unity of God's Voice and Speech: Speaking All (Kol)

Shabbat Shalom Brothers and Sisters! I was contemplating what was said: “In this light consider Shin added to the Great Name to form the Blessed Name of the Messiah, and likewise, consider Shin in the Name Asher set in the midst of Eheieh, and also Shin beginning of the Name Shaddai. Contemplate thi...
by Marion
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Tzaddikim Concealed, Tzaddikim Among the People: Lev 11:1-2
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Re: Tzaddikim Concealed, Tzaddikim Among the People: Lev 11:

Shalom! Thank you both for what has been shared! I was considering the original passage that was quoted: “Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them: ‘Speak to the people of Israel…’” (Leviticus 11:1-2). What Yahweh says to Moses and Aaron is everything that is clean and unclean to eat. I was w...
by Marion
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Tzaddikim Concealed, Tzaddikim Among the People: Lev 11:1-2
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Re: Tzaddikim Cocealed, Tzaddikim Among the People: Lev 11:1

Thank you Tau For this most wonderful contemplation! In looking into this passage, it becomes very interesting. Because immediately before God speaks to Moses and Aaron, Aaron's sons are consumed for offering unholy fire: "Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and ad...
by Marion
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: My Covenant and The Wedding Feast
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: My Covenant and The Wedding Feast

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you for this post Sister Sheryl! I’m now hearing many more layers to covenant. It is interesting that the name Rahab – רהב, has the same letters as barah – בָּרָה, Banquet and the verb To Create. She is the woman in the book of Joshua who helps Israeli spies break into her city...
by Marion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Captain
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Re: Captain

Thank you Anna for sharing, Beautiful!

Shalom!
by Marion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 9576

Re: The Threefold Flame in the Heart

Shabbat Shalom! These teachings on voice and speech are really wonderful, thank you for sharing them! I’m hearing voice and speech a little differently now than in the past. Tau said that voice emanates from neshamah, is it right then to assume that speech emanates from Nefesh? Because it was just s...
by Marion
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 9576

Re: The Threefold Flame in the Heart

Shabbat Shalom! In contemplating the phrase: “and remember my voice and answer my call.” Something that was said earlier came up: “Before venturing into a contemplation of the entire phrase I'd like to share something concerning the "threefold flame in the heart." As we know, this is most ...
by Marion
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 3984

Re: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations

Shalom, “…the presence of Esau does, indeed, point to the great love and compassion of tzaddikim who descend from their own proper grade to engage klippot and to help souls overcome klippot, uplifting souls in the Great Ascension. In the midst of this divine action, much Magdalene vowed to do, great...
by Marion
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: I Am the God who Heals
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

Re: I Am the God who Heals

Shalom Yonah, I was really struck by what you said: "For me the most difficult part of suffering is losing my perspective and feeling hopelessness." This brought up the story of Moses and the burning bush in Exodus, because it feels like God is teaching Moses to have a different perspectiv...
by Marion
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 12
Replies: 9
Views: 8345

Re: Saying 12

Shalom, It's wonderful to hear all of these insights regarding Tzaddik! While contemplating what has been written, I remembered how we're told that a tzaddik is fulfilled when one of their disciples also becomes tzaddik and is able to impart to another and they become tzaddik. To impart to another i...
by Marion
Sun May 31, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: I Am the God who Heals
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

I Am the God who Heals

Shabbat Shalom! Ever since a Shabbat discourse a few weeks ago I've been contemplating the name of God: יהוה רפאך – Yahweh Rophekah – God heals. Rophekah begins with the letter ר–Resh which is the letter that begins the word for evil – רע and also wicked – רשע. Resh means face, Aleph is the breath o...
by Marion
Sat May 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6294

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shalom All, "The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it” (4:6-7)." In contemplating this verse that Tau quot...
by Marion
Sun May 24, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 9576

Re: The Threefold Flame in the Heart

Shabbat Shalom! In contemplation of “the sign of initiation upon the brow” I was wondering if this could be attributed to the three-fold rite of baptism? if so, could the three-fold flame in the heart be attributed to the inner baptism: word, radiant holy breath and laying on of hands? The sign of i...
by Marion
Sat May 23, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: Am I El?
Replies: 7
Views: 7306

Re: Am I El?

Shalom All! I am delighting in these questions and contemplations! There was a question that came up regarding the spelling of the name Haniel. In the Cabbalistic Encyclobedia it is spelled: Haniel-האניאל. In the Strongs Concordance it is spelled: Haniel-חניאל. meaning favor of God. This name shows ...
by Marion
Fri May 22, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6294

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shalom! Tau Malachi said: "...the nature of a whirlwind is an upward, skyward motion – ascension. In this we may recall the beloved prophet Elijah who was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind – divine rapture. If a soul engages in waging war in Torah completely, having no other interest or desir...
by Marion
Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!
Replies: 3
Views: 4341

Re: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!

Greetings Elder Gideon! I'm stuck by what you said: "There seems to be no separating What from Who was, Is, and Is to Come...I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty (1:8)." This contemplation of "Who-מי" and "What...
by Marion
Sun May 17, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: All who Humble Themselves Will be Exalted
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

All who Humble Themselves Will be Exalted

Shalom All, Adonai Yeshua taught: “The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled and all who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23 11-12) A contemplation of this verse arose: Those who humble themselves; are these the tzaddikim, who humble themselves...
by Marion
Sun May 17, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6294

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shabbat Shalom! This post is reminding me of a passage in Zohar: “Whoever wages war in Torah succeeds in spreading peace at the end of their words. All wars of Torah are peace and love, whereas all wars of the world are strife and destruction, as it is written ‘Therefore it is said in the book of th...
by Marion
Fri May 15, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 3984

Re: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations

Shalom! “The children struggled together within her; and she said, ‘If it is to be this way, why do I live?’” In contemplating this I am struck by how Rebekah’s struggle in this moment is all of our struggle. Because we are all pregnant with the Christ Spirit. Yet forces of the other side are also c...
by Marion
Fri May 15, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!
Replies: 3
Views: 4341

Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!

Shalom All! A contemplation arose this morning about the name Yeshua. Yeshua is comprised of the Great Name: Yod-Heh-Vau-Heh with Shin in the middle. One translation of the Great Name is: “one who was, is and will be.” I realized that the same can be said of the messiah. The messiah was before creat...

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