To find the secret meaning of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you need to first study how certain parts of a tree function. Furthermore, you need to investigate how certain features of the brain and spine relate to a tree. The tree is an important symbol in many spiritual and religious teachings because it represents the connection between the spiritual realm and material world.
Besides studying the tree, brain and spine, you have to overcome your fear of the Occult so you have enough courage to tumble down the rabbit hole to explore the world of occult knowledge. To find one of the secret meanings of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you need to use occult knowledge and the art of word magic to decipher the parables and riddles in the Book of Genesis.
Many people like to associate the word occult with evil. This is a big misconception that prevents people from learning important spiritual knowledge. The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus, meaning “hidden, concealed, secret”. Therefore, occult knowledge means “hidden knowledge” or “secret knowledge”. Occult knowledge is like a tool and therefore can be used for good or evil purposes.
For example, a knife can be used to save or end a man’s life. Like a knife, occult knowledge can be used to heal or harm mankind. Today, many religious people like to verbally attack researchers of the Occult but what they do not “innerstand” is that the Bible, the Quran or the Tipitaka contains more occult knowledge than over 99 percent of the books in the world. By the end of this article, you will know why the key to deciphering the parables and riddles of the Bible is occult knowledge.
The Seed of Infinite Potential
Throughout the history of man, the tree has always been a symbol of worship. One of the reasons for this is because the tree is a great expression of the one and the many. As the one, the tree starts as a seed with infinite potential. This seed contains the atman, a word that comes from the Sanskrit word atma, meaning “essence, breath, soul”. In Hinduism, the word atman means “the principle of life” or “the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman” or “(initial capital letter) the World Soul, from which all individual souls derive, and to which they return as the supreme goal of existence.”
As the one/seed grows, it eventually transforms into a trunk and then sprouts branches and leaves, becoming more increasingly complex. By observing and studying how a tree grows, you can see how it beautifully and miraculously expresses the principle of unity and multiplicity. This principle of unity and multiplicity can also be seen during the development of a fetus.
The creation of the fetus starts with the merging of two seeds (the sperm and egg). This merging process transforms the sperm and egg into a zygote which is considered one seed or one being. An interesting fact you need to know about the word one is that it is an anagram for the word neo, a word-forming element meaning “new, recent”. Another interesting piece of information is that the word neo is the name of the main character of the movie The Matrix. In the movie, Neo eventually became known as the One. The zygote/one/neo is only a “seed” but within it contains all the information of the body of man (“male” and “female”).
As the zygote grows and divides itself, it eventually develops into the blastocyst and then the embryo. This is the stage when all the different parts of the body develop, such as the spine, heart, brain, lungs and central nervous system. An important structure of the body is the skull. This is the “dome” of the “temple” that houses an organ called the brain which is located between the temples of the head. This organ has two hemispheres called the left hemisphere and right hemisphere.
The Secret Meaning of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Many scientists and spiritual teachers have said that the left hemisphere is the masculine side of the brain and is responsible for logic, analytical thought, science and math. As for the right hemisphere, it is the feminine side and is responsible for art, creativity, holistic thought, imagination and spiritual awareness. Because the left hemisphere is the masculine side, it is considered “good”. One of the reasons for this is that for thousands of years the masculine energy has always been associated with positive energy or light. As for the right hemisphere, it is the feminine or negative side and therefore is considered “evil”, the characteristic given to darkness. The right hemisphere (feminine/”evil”) controls the left hand and the muscles of the left side of the body. This is why people who write with their left hands are sometimes judged as “bad”.
The thoughts produced by the mind and processed by the brain have the power to motivate man (male and female) to do good or evil things. This concept is metaphorically represented in the Book of Genesis as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Anatomically, this tree represents the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Is it hard for you to see the connection between the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the left and right hemispheres of the brain? To make it easier for you to see the connection, let us explore another important tree in the midst of the garden, called the Tree of Life.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. [Genesis 2:9]
To find the secret meaning of the Tree of Life, you need to study the arbor vitae, which is an important part of the brain located near the brain stem. The arbor vitae is defined as “a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues.” To see a picture of the arbor vitae, click on this link.
The connection between the arbor vitae of the brain and the Tree of Life is plainly obvious when you know that the Latin term arbor vitae literally means “tree of life”. Do you see now that the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life represent certain parts of the brain and are not really trees? The Book of Genesis was NOT written to be read literally. How do I know this? Because I have never seen a serpent that talks in real life. Have you?
The fact that a serpent spoke to Eve in the Book of Genesis should tell you that this book contains myths. This is why the Book of Genesis does not make sense until its myths are deciphered. Dictionary.com defines the word myth using these exact words:
“…a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”
This definition does a good job of briefly summarizing most of the stories of the Bible.
An important principle that you need to know about myths is that they are often written in parables and riddles. The reason for this is that to attain higher spiritual knowledge, you need to learn how to decipher words to find their deeper meaning. For example, the knowledge of God can not be understood through words alone because words can not express the power of knowing. Because of this, the stories of the Bible were written in parables and riddles to motivate people to use their spiritual powers to help them decipher the words into information, assimilate the information into KNOWledge and experience it into wisdom, allowing them to know what the words mean on a spiritual level. This is why in Matthew 13:34-35 Jesus said,
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The Secret Meaning of the Serpent
In certain occult teachings, the serpent is a symbol of life, procreation, wisdom, transformation, fertility and healing. The serpent also represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Based on my knowledge and research, the serpent in the Book of Genesis represents the ego, the producer of thoughts related to curiosity, rebellion and disobedience. These characteristics of the ego are not necessarily “bad” things. For example, children are very curious, rebellious and disobedient but do we judge them as “bad” or “evil”? The serpent represents the ego mind that curiously wants to explore beyond the Garden of Eden.
When you look at the serpent and Adam and Eve from the perspective of the mind, the serpent is the ego and Adam is the conscious mind and Eve is the subconscious mind. This concept is related to the Holy Trinity which is defined as “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit existing as one God”. The ego is etymologically defined as “the self; that which feels, acts, or thinks”. The word ego comes from the Latin word ego, meaning “I”. In other words, the ego is your individuality.
Adam and Eve: The Story of the Creation of Polarity
The name Adam is defined by EtymOnline.com using these exact words:
“Biblical name of the first man, progenitor of the human race, from Hebrew adam “man,” literally “(the one formed from the) ground” (Hebrew adamah “ground”)”.
To find the occult (secret/hidden) meaning of Adam, you need to use the art of homophone to help you find a specific word that sounds similar to Adam. Phonetically, the name Adam sounds nearly identical to the word atom.
The biblical character Adam represents the positive atom/ion and the biblical character Eve represents the negative atom/ion. The Book of Genesis uses myths to secretly tell you about the splitting of the atoms and the creation of genes and DNA; hence, the title “Genesis” which is “Genes-Is/Genes-Isis”.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and [H]e took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. [Genesis 2:21-22]
The biblical story of Adam and Eve is nothing more a story about the creation of polarity. Adam is the mythical man who represents the positive atom/Divine Masculine Energy and Eve is the mythical woman who represents the negative atom/Divine Feminine Energy.
Here is an excerpt from my Amazon best seller book titled Word Magic: The Powers & Occult Definitions of Words that explores the story of Adam and Eve further:
At the deepest level, the biblical story of Adam and Eve is nothing more than a story of the two creative forces of polarity and why those two forces are constantly fighting and making love with each other, similar to what people do in an intimate relationship. This process of fighting (expanding) and making love (contracting) allows the manifestation of negative and positive experiences. The knowledge and experience gained from those experiences teach the two creative forces of polarity to achieve a state of balance and harmony.
Once you innerstand the occult (hidden) meanings of the story of Adam and Eve, you will eventually know that it is a story of the two creative forces of polarity and their magical journey to achieve a state of balance and harmony. Hence, the story of Adam and Eve, the Sun and the Moon, the sperm and the egg, the conscious and the subconscious, the light (“good”) and the darkness (“evil”), the positive and the negative, the divine masculine and the divine feminine, the Christ and the anti-Christ, etc.
The people who wrote the Bible were geniuses and knew about atoms and DNA over two thousand years ago. Maybe scientists should start paying attention to the secret messages hidden in the Bible instead of making the ignorant claim that the Bible is full of lies. The Bible is not really a record of history. It is a mythical book that teaches people important lessons in life and the secrets of the Universe through the power of myth. Because of this, to access the secret knowledge of the Bible requires occult knowledge and the ability to decipher and assimilate mythical information into knowledge using the art of word magic.
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Dalai Lama Loves Everyone… Except For Dorje Shugden Buddhists
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the world with a message of peace, compassion and love that has won him hundreds of followers and admirers, made him one of the most respected and recognised religious leaders around Earth and got him the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
“Love, kindness, compassion and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions,” he wrote on his Facebook page. He has brought his message to Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders, such as Catholic Popes john Paul II and Benedict XVI, and lately spoke on behalf of the Rohingya muslims since they suffer ferocious persecution in their predominantly Buddhist Myanmar home, sometimes at the hands of Buddhist monks.
However, the Dalai Lama’s tolerance doesn’t seem to expand to devotees of Dorje Shugden, a contentious Buddhist deity to whom the Dalai Lama himself has admitted that he used to offer prayers before announcing it to be a malign spirit. Such appears to be his aversion to Shugden practitioners he has asked them to not attend religious parties where he is present.
He has since 1976 affirmed on several different occasions that the practice of paying devotion to Dorje Shugden shortens the life of the Dalai Lama, promotes sectarianism among Buddhists and signifies a “danger to the cause of Tibet”. Through such remarks, Tibet’s de facto religious leader efficiently issued a prohibition against the practice, resulting in ostracism of its practitioners by the wider Tibetan Buddhist community.
Some Shugden practitioners say that this is comparable to the Pope threatening excommunication for people who promote devotion to the Virgin Mary or Saint Francis. Such high-handed actions would meet with fierce opposition both from people and from orders like the Franciscans and the Marists. All would no doubt consider themselves practising Catholics despite their obvious disobedience to a figure that, in Catholic doctrine, is God’s representative on earth.
An issue of emphasis
The Dorje Shugden deity is believed by some to be among many protectors of the “Geluk”, or”yellow hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lamas belong and whose adherents are known as “Gelukpas”. Critics state worship of this deity promotes divisions among the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, all which share the same fundamental doctrine, and whose differences lie mostly in the emphasis they put on various Buddhist scriptures.
“The hub of the dispute is contrasting views on sectarianism and the correct path for Yellow Hat Buddhism,” wrote M.A. Aldrich in a December 2016 article at The Diplomat. “The Shugden followers insist upon an aggressive purge of heterodox forms of Tibetan Buddhism while the Dalai Lama has called for non-sectarian cooperation among all branches of Tibet’s religions.”
Shugden practitioners have worshipped among “Yellow Hat” Buddhists for some 350 years. If they’ve pursued an”aggressive purge” of different kinds of Buddhism, as their accusers state, how can it be that all four main schools of Buddhism generally flourished over such an extended period?
Moreover, since Shugden devotion has been an accepted practice for most of this period of time, what has changed since the Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese Rule?
“The Dalai Lama believes that aggressive sectarianism threatens Tibetan unity,” wrote Aldrich. “He has decreed that while the followers of Dorje Shugden may continue to worship the deity, his own followers should not permit devotees of Shugden to be initiated into the Kalachakra.” The Kalachakra is a intricate system of doctrine and meditation in Tantric Buddhism and exclusion from it is seen by many as a significant penalty.
Though the Dalai Lama has said his statements don’t amount to a ban on the practice, the Central Tibetan Authority — the Tibetan government in exile in India — taking its lead from the religious leader — has made a range of moves to ostracise Shugden practitioners. A 1996 CTA resolution involves a clause which states: “if individual citizens propitiate Shugden, it will harm the common interest of Tibet, the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and strengthen the spirits that are against the religion.”
Other branches of the exiled government immediately fell into line after this resolution. For instance, a 1996 directive from the CTA’s department of health said “if there is anyone who worships Dorje Shugden, they should repent the past and stop worshipping. They must submit a declaration that they will not worship in the future.”
Jamyang Norbu, a Tibetan political activist who favours the independence of the area rather than greater autonomy under the Chinese authorities, states that although the Dalai Lama has every right to object to Shugden practices on theological grounds, Buddhists ought to be free in their devotional practices.
“The trouble is that the Tibetan government has been inducted to implement the Dalai Lama’s proscription of Shugden worship,” wrote Norbu. “The Tibetan government claims it has not issued any orders or appeals to people to harass or ﬁght Shugden worshippers. Yet it has produced and distributed literature and videos demonizing Shugden worshippers.”
Norbu is nevertheless highly critical of those outspoken Shugden activists who’ve picketed a number of the Dalai Lama’s public appearances, trying to drown out his words, chanting abuse while making no attempt to engage into dialogue. He has stated, however, that additional effort can be made to achieve an understanding with those Shugden acolytes who continue to accept the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader.
One such is Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the Malaysian based ‘spiritual advisor to Kechara’ Buddhist Temple and Shugden practitioner, who earlier this year said that he was”ecstatic” about what he known to be a perceived softening of the Dalai Lama’s position vis-à-vis Shugden practitioners.
A number of Shugden centers, such as Kechara, state they’re not in any way active in the autonomy debate, nor have no curiosity about overtures from China.
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche says he has for decades resisted the scapegoating of the Shugden spiritual practice, looking for a peaceful end to a conflict that has already weakened the beleaguered community of Tibetan refugees and their Tibetan government in exile. Additionally, supporters say the exception of Shugden practitioners isn’t compliant with the Tibetan constitution, nor Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that embodies the notion of religious liberty.
Another notable Shugden exponent to come under pressure would be Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, religious leader of the New Kadampa Tradition. Supporters maintain these two leaders have worked tirelessly spread of the Geluk tradition globally. However, while the New Kadampa tradition has protested the Dalai Lama vociferously, Tsem Tulku’s Kechara followers have sought to avoid this conflict.
Nevertheless, the vilification of the practice persists. In late 2016an official correspondence from the Tashi Dargyeling Monastery — as translated on a Shugden-leaning website — seemed to promote measures against Shugden professionals which bear all the hallmarks of religious persecution. People who continue to worship the deity, or just maintain relationships with practitioners, are told that the monks of the monastery won’t perform prayers in their homes or funeral rights for members of the family — somewhat equal to being excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Earlier in 2016, a Monastic University in the Tibetan exile community stated that it had introduced an identity badge program for its monks to indicate they weren’t “Dolgyal propitiating monks”. Dolgyal is a derogatory term used for Shugden devotees. Monks who practiced dedication to the Dorje Shugden weren’t welcome in the school, it was understood.
More alarming still, there also have been widespread reports of beatings, vandalism and death threats targeted at practitioners, a lot of whom say they’ve been forced into the boundaries of their communities, or to leave them completely.
A Chinese angle
“There’s a lot of passion around this (issue) from Shugden practitioners, and the Chinese have fostered this Shugden worship as a way to split Tibetans,” explained Kelley Currie, a senior State Department adviser on Asia and Tibet from 2007 to 2009, told Reuters in a December 2015 report. Currie has worked for the International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group promoting human rights for Tibetans.
In the last several years, Dorje Shugden professionals have been denounced as stooges of China who support Beijing rule in Tibet. They’re accused of allowing China to exploit divisions among Tibetan Buddhists and worse, accepting Chinese backing to foment discord among the exiled Tibetan community.
Their virulent opponents have established a string of attacks through social media, including a high number of heavily-worded insults and threats on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere, couched in an occasionally violent speech rarely associated with Buddhism. Shugden proponents who share their spiritual practices online say they risk a co-ordinated deluge of frequently ad hominem attacks.
The timeline of events additionally indicates it had been the edicts and pronouncements from the Shugden practice which generated the discord within the Buddhist ranks in the first place. If Shugden acolytes were permitted to keep their worship practices unmolested by other factions within the Buddhist community, as they’ve done publicly for 350 years, there could possibly be no schism to exploit.
In effect it seems that it was just after the Dalai Lama spoke against the practice that the Chinese authorities made its first tentative approaches to Shugden practitioners, possibly sensing a chance to exploit the rift and weaken the push for Tibetan autonomy.
Nevertheless, China is not involved in the demonstrations, said Sonam Rinchen, a U.S. based Tibetan national, as mentioned in the Reuters piece. “I am sure they are pleased, but we do not protest to please China,” he explained. “We are interested in getting our religious freedom back.”
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Historians and Biblical scholars are generally agreed that Jesus of Nazareth was born in the region which is now modern day Palestine and therefore it is certain that he was Middle Eastern in his appearance. Despite the fact that scholars generally agree that this is the case, it still proves to be controversial among certain circles with some people claiming that Jesus was a white man. Even though this may seem to fly in the face of common sense it is still a matter of great debate among some circles. But how did this argument come into being?
There are very few descriptions of Jesus in the Bible and those which do exist seek to emphasize his divinity rather than give an authentic representation of his human appearance. Therefore, those who wish to decipher what Jesus might have looked like being forced to seek out what other people from his home region and time period looked like. The ancient Jews tended to look very similar to their Middle Eastern neighbors, with dark skin and hair. Indeed, most of the earliest representations of the person of Christ are depicted in this way with an emphasis on Jesus’s Semitic origins. However, once Christianity and the figure of Jesus began to move into the mainstream this was no longer the norm.
The fifth century saw the greatest revolution in the history of Christianity when the most powerful man in the world, the Emperor Constantine, became a convert. Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire and the once scorned and persecuted faith soared in popularity. It was at this time that the classic representation of Jesus as it is understood today began to proliferate. This artwork was generally produced in the center of the Roman world, Rome, where the white European artists depicted Jesus with long brown hair, a beard, and white skin, in order to emphasize his connection with the people of Europe.
This trend would continue over the centuries as Christianity became more integral to European life. According to the Biblical scholar Christena Cleveland, this was a concerted effort to depict white Europeans as having the most natural affinity to Jesus of all of the people in the world despite historical facts indicating to the contrary. The reason for this is that Jews were a marginalized minority at the time that Christianity entered the mainstream and continued to be so throughout the glory days of Christianity in Europe. Therefore it would not be considered either appropriate or wise to aggrandize the Jews by aligning the Messiah with them in any way. Instead, Jesus was presented as being as close to the white European worshippers as possible in his physical appearance.
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