Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Amos 5: Your Beliefs and Theories

Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O (psychological) house (mind) of Israel (consciousness). (Each of us is a house of Israel, for ISis-amunRA-ELohim is our creator)

The (Divine) virgin (Mother) of Israel is fallen (in disgrace due to our fornication and sin); she shall no more rise (upon our spinal column as a serpent of Brass): she is forsaken upon her land (us); there is none to raise her up (the staff, as Moses did).

For thus saith the Lord GOD to the house of Israel; The city that went out (into manifestation) by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten (for the consciousness becomes successively more trapped in ego)

For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me (your own inner Being), and ye shall live (as a consciousness):

But seek not Bethel (intellectualism), nor enter into Gilgal (beliefs, sentimentality and fanaticism), and pass not to Beersheba (indulgence in materialism and sensation): for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.

Seek the LORD (YHVH), and ye shall live (as a consciousness); lest he break out like (devouring) fire in the (psychological) house of Joseph (that is: you), and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel (thus you will end with nothing).

Ye who turn judgment (conscience) to wormwood (bitterness), and hurl righteousness (virtue) to the ground (through fornication in all three brains),

Seek him that maketh the seven stars (Pleiades) and Orion, and turneth the (psychological) darkness into the (conscious) dawn (for by Him is Awakening found), and maketh the (cosmic) day dark with (cosmic) night (for He established all the Laws that manage nature): that calleth for the (sexual) waters of the (divine cosmic) sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the (philosophical) earth (through your endocrine system, providing you with sexual strength): YHVH is his name:

It is He who hurls destruction (karma) upon (psychological) strongholds (theories, doctrines, beliefs), so that ruin comes upon fortresses (of the mind)!

They hate him (conscious judgment, the conscience) that rebuketh (the ego) in the gate (of the senses), and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

Forasmuch therefore as you impose a tax upon (steal energy from) the poor (the undeveloped consciousness), and ye take from him a levy of grain (the seed, the sperm, the sexual matter), ye have built (psychological) houses of hewn (manmade) stone (your fortresses of the mind, in which you have great confidence), but ye (your consciousness) shall not dwell in them (for they are manmade and illusory); ye have planted pleasant vineyards (your psychological garden in which you indulge in pleasures you believe to be holy), but ye shall not drink (sacred) wine of them (for the eucharist can only come from Christ).

For I know your manifold transgressions (wrong actions) and your mighty sins: they (your egos) afflict the just (the conscience), they take a bribe (of egotistical pleasures), and they turn aside the poor (consciousness) in the gate (of the senses) from their right (to receive wisdom by the transformation of impressions).

Therefore the prudent (who wants to know YHVH, their own inner divinity) shall keep (hermetic) silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Seek good (comprehension), and not evil (self-obsessed pursuits), that ye may live (as a consciousness): and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall (truly) be with you, as ye have spoken (claimed falsely).

Hate the evil (that is within you), and love the good (that is within you), and establish judgment (CONSCIENCE) in the gate (of the senses): it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious (merciful) unto the remnant (last vestiges) of Joseph (your consciousness).

Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they (all your psychological aggregates) shall say in all the highways (passages of your mind), Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

And in all (your psychological) vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee (as the bringer of death), saith the LORD.

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness (death to the ego), and not light.

As if a man did flee from a lion (karma), and a bear (animal passions) met him; or went into the house (mind), and leaned his hand on the wall (psychological structures: beliefs, theories), and a serpent bit him (as the Israelites were bitten and died spiritually).

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness (to the ego), and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? (Are you not experiencing such a spiritual darkness now? Do you not long to leave the darkness of your mind, and enter into the Light of the Truth?)

I hate, I despise your feast days (celebrations of materialism and sensuality), and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies (of theories and intellectualism).

Though ye offer me burnt offerings (so-called sacrifices) and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts (those filthy animals in your mind).

Take thou away from me the noise of thy (psychological) songs; for I will not hear the (self-obsessed) melody of thy viols.

But let judgment (Geburah / conscience / karmic law) run down as (flood) waters, and righteousness (virtue, Law) as a mighty stream (which will drown you if you remain identified with your mental creations, but will redeem you like Noah if you cease to be identified and awaken your consciousness).

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your (demonic) Moloch and Chiun your (mental) images, the star of your (psychological) god (your theories, beliefs and attachments), which ye made for yourselves.

Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus (into the Abyss), saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

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