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This is a very interesting topic. For me, the answer is within the nature of what an image is. I've been covering this topic for the last few months
it seems. I continue to drift in my thoughts by synchronicity and this idea keeps being refined in my mind.
Consider what Genesis 1 is all about by considering that Word is the primary unmanifest and Matter is what is manifest by the Word. One is hidden and
one is seen. When you look at an oak tree, you are seeing a unique form from an archetype in word. We know the difference between a horse and a bird
because each is a unique archetype. Adam is the image, but the Son of God is the archetype.
If you look in a mirror, you are seeing your image, yet you know who you are. The image is what you are now. This means something very significant
when considering this verse.
1 Colossians 1:
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is
before all things, and in him all things hold together.
If we consult Hermes and the Corpus Hermeticum, he gives us the ultimate answer to this. The best book to order is called The Way of Hermes. It's a
very good English translation. I was just reading it a few minutes ago. The entire book covers this very broad territory. For Hermes, the Son is
the Cosmos or macrocosm. Man is the microcosm copy of the Cosmos.
In the Hebrew tradition, Adam Kadmon was the primal man and a complete picture of the universe itself. The Adam soul contained all souls. Like our
view of God's spirit being paired with our soul, God and the Son are one. When we place our soul with Christ, we are essentially putting humpty
dumpty back together again with Christ. Jesus was the path to the church and the church is the body of Christ. Symbolically, we are returning to
unity from multiplicity. The Vesica Piscis is the square root of 2, or a ratio of 1:1.415, or the number 153. This irrational number represents what
Pythagoras called the measure of the fish. Two intersecting circles make the Vesica Pisces and many intersecting circles make up a picture of the
Cosmos and humanity.
When Peter and the disciples were fishing, the risen Jesus was spotted on the shore. They were not catching anything so Jesus told Peter to cast his
net on the "Right" side of the boat. The correct side of truth is the reflection of the two twins of religion. One is a mirror of the other. One is
truth and the other is a counterfeit image. By telling them to fish on the right side of the boat, he was telling Peter (Rome and the Church) to
shift his position to giving rather than receiving. They then caught 153 fish, symbolizing the movement from multiplicity to unity. After this,
Jesus asked Peter this:
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,“Simon son of John, do you love (Agape/Divine Love) me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love (Phileo/Friendly love) you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love (Agape) me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love (Phileo) you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love (PHILEO) me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love (PHILEO) me?”
He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love (PHILEO) you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your
hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter
would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
Notice that true love is Agape, not simply a Phileo love. How do we show this to God? We must give. Why did he ask him three times? The sign of
Jonah is Jesus in the belly of the whale. This is symbolic of three days, or three thousand years, to raise the temple again. Each of the thousand
years, Peter is asked to face the correct direction with truth.
What was given by Christ so that the Cosmos could share souls with others? Jesus was sacrificed for our ability to find salvation from the image back
to unity with God. Jesus is the soul that was broken to make this happen. It happened before time began. Our symbols point us back again to the
central story of mankind. Adam was the father and Jesus was the firstfruits of what is to come when unity once again repeats the circle.
Remember, there are twins. If Adam was broken, so was another soul of evil. There is a mirror involved with good and evil to be in balance. There
are two fathers according to Jesus. There is the Father and there is the father.
As Christ is, so will we be. It's not about us, but about what has been done for us. Two must become one. Male and female must be united. Soul and
spirit. Brothers must be rejoined in the family.
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