Certainly, a number of quite appropriate questions:
Originally posted by midicon
Of what use is prophecy, if it is never believed?
The answer is not particularly comforting: The fact that those Prophecies were announced at all prior to the events and that they were ignored is
evidence for how evil people are. In other words, the fulfillment of those Prophecies is evidence of why they needed to be fulfilled in the first
place: as a punishment for evil.
Is the revelation a curse or a blessing?
Both. In ways that you could not possibly imagine.
Is it not the stuff of nightmares, to relive past lives?
In their first instances, they typically consist of memories of violent deaths and torture.
Which is why the Quran
states: "And may peace be upon him, when
he is raised from the dead".
The term that I would use is "post traumatic stress disorder".
It sometimes takes quite awhile to recover from such memories; and, even years later, these memories may still erupt into consciousness from time to
But then there are other memories: memories of people you have known in those previous lives; memories of how two people have loved each other;
memories of relationships of caring and teaching; memories of sorrow at the disruption of those relationships...
Which lead to attempts in this life to 'make things right'.
Are future lives remembered?
The information in this regard is still tentative; although I do have certain indications that this is accurate. There is something called a 'time
loop'... I'm still working on that.
Can prophesied events be avoided, and if they can, does this make the prophecy invalid?
The Book of Jonah
deals quite specifically with this issue.
The purpose of all Prophecy is to get people to repent of their evil and their categorical disregard of Revealed Knowledge. That is, if people stop
violating the Moral Law; if people return to the fundamental Revelations--including the Knowledge Revealed through the Vision of the "Son of man"
and the Revelation of the "resurrection"--there would be no real need for the bloodshed that has been Prophesied. But, when people become infuriated
at hearing about that Knowledge, when people ignore that Knowledge, when people accuse of all manner of evil those who convey that Knowledge...
Then the Prophecy becomes self-fulfilling.
Why is prophecy always about horrifying events?
Not all of the Prophecies of Isaiah are about horrifying events. There are many Prophecies of the Peace that will result when everyone lives in
accordance with the Moral Law and when "The Knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea."
What does the ‘end of times’ mean, is it on a personal level a reference to the ‘two dimensional’ underlying reality of consciousness
or, the end of humanity, or both at the same time?
First, it has to do with the consciousness of the 'thinker' which depends upon the concept of time.
Every Revelation and Prophecy that has ever been received has emerged out of the context of the annihilation of the consciousness of the 'thinker'
which depends upon the concept of time. All Revelation occurs at the End of time. That is a psychological entity.
But then there are events in the space-time reality which are moving in the direction of manifesting
that Truth in the space-time reality. This
is what the Prophecies are all about.
Lastly, for the moment, could you please elaborate on the fractal nature of prophecy? Does this mean that somehow this drama is constantly
unfolding and being played out all around us, just now and over time? Is it all a question of scale?
First of all, this has an esoteric dimension pertaining to conflicts at the level of consciousness: the conflict between the "id" and the "ego" of
Freud; the conflict manifested in manic-depressive psychosis; the conflict between the consciousness Created by God and the 'fallen' consciousness.
Chapter 11 of the Book of Daniel
can be understood on one level as a description in metaphors of these conflicts at the level of
But they are also descriptive of events in the space-time reality which suggests a certain circularity or repetition of a fundamental structure of
human events. I was once told by my political science professor that most victors in warfare throughout human history have had a capital which is
north of the capital of the vanquished; and that instances of a victor's capital being south of the vanquished are so infrequent as to be a serious
anomaly. And then take a look at the 11th Chapter of the Book of Daniel
So, yes, these fractals are occurring and re-curring on both the microscopic and the macro-scopic level over and over; and it is the general structure
of those events rather than the specific details which are significant.
Ps, The idea of the 'two becoming one' is this really the thinker and the self cancelling each other out, so to speak?
Look at Chapter 11:42-45 of the Book of Daniel
This describes a mutually-annihilating conflict between the "king of the South" and the "king of the North".
In terms of consciousness, this symbolizes a mutually annihilating conflict between the consciousness of the 'thinker' and the consciousness of the
Out of which emerges the third dimension of consciousness, as described in metaphors in Chapter 12:1.
In the Thanksgiving Hymns
of the Dead Sea Scrolls is the statement: "The fortress shall open on to Endless Space..."
This is a cryptic reference to the annihilation of the consciousness of the "self" (the 'god of fortresses') and the emergence of the
2-dimensional 'flat' space (Endless Space) consciousness.
But, what is not stated is that, prior to this, there had to be the annihilation of the consciousness of the 'thinker'.
That is, the annihilation of time itself.
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