reply to post by EncompassAll
No. Conciousness does,nt provide the medium. It is the medium.
So you're then saying consciousness is God ? And who created consciousness?
I believe thats what the Bible talks about when it says God made man in his own image
The traditional kabbalistic or metaphysical interpretation of 'made in God's image' explains the basic form of man - both physically and psychically -
as being a copy or pattern of an archetypal dimension.
For instance, In the kabbalah, the 10 sefiroth are correlated with the human body: the head is seen as a physical representation or concretization of
the psychic powers of Hokmah/wisdom, Binah/Understanding and Da'ath/Knowledge. Looked at more closely, Hokmah, the 'right' sefirah (archetype)
corresponds to non-linguistic functions like memory, intuition, creativity, basically non-formal undifferentiated thinking that doesn't put things
into finite terms; this is the right lobe of the brain. Binah, the left sefirah, corresponds to linguistic functions, discursive reasoning, applied
thinking etc, and this is the left lobe of the brain. Da'ath or knowledge, is self consciousness, or awareness of self, and is associated with the
Thus, there is a chain of reflection, or translation, from the purely spiritual archetype - the principle (or sefirah) into the psychical and finally
into the physical, all cohering to one general form.
So when the Bible says man is made in Gods image, it's saying symbolically, man is a miniature finite version of the cosmos.
The Evolution of the universe from the big bang and the evolution of all the creatures on earth alike are just conciousness itself interplaying to
create differing concious outcomes.
That doesn't explain away the problem of evil.
In Biblical language, God is called by two basic names: Elohim and YHVH. The Rabbis in opposition to everyone else in the ancient world, said God
acted in two different ways; Elohim, is the law of nature - survival of the fittest - which rewards the stronger and punishes the weaker, hence, it is
Elohim which commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (in ancient pagan thought, a child sacrifice or, for that matter, sacrifice in general, is believed
to transfer the essential animating vitality of the creature sacrificed to some archetypal spiritual power: this enacts the same law and principle of
nature: the weaker feeds the stronger i.e. the one sacrificed serves the interests of the community. YHVH - the tetragrammaton - conversely, is called
Rachum - the merciful. He is the one who sends the angel commanding Abraham not to sacrifice Isaac.
Therefore, there is nature, and there is man, and they are not equal and cannot be mindlessly conflated with one another, as some religions believe.
Although I personally disapprove of certain pagan practices, I still insist that recognizing and accepting diversity is the only step, inasmuch as it
is motivated by love of ones fellow - to eventually coming to a universal recognition of Gods presence with man on earth.
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