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Week of July 11th, - July 17th, 2008

Dove of Peace

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The Peace Dove

  There is an ancient language which was written in code so that its truth might only be revealed to those worthy of its hidden message. This language was not a language such as those born of a specific locality, such as Greek, Hebrew or Latin; but rather it was a language born of Time and the Stars. You need only have your own slice of the night sky (who doesn't?) and a contemporary calendar and you could begin your studies. As with any language, it takes a while to first learn its vocabulary.

  At the conclusion of his book Mathesis, Firmicus Maternus caught the spirit of this muse when he wrote to his friend in the 4th century AD,

  "It is for you to remember the sanctity of your oath: guard these books with a pure mind and soul and do not reveal this science to inexperienced ears or sacrilegious minds. The nature of the divine prefers to be hidden in diverse coverings; access to it should not be easy nor its majesty open to all."

  This is the spiritual sentiment across the Roman Empire at the turn of the millennia. Hide truth in code, but hide it in a way so that secret flags may be spotted by those familiar with looking for such things. "This is what we would like to accomplish with our book, that it should be open to the religious but denied the profane. In this way we will not pollute the revered theories of the ancients by publishing them for the sacrilegious."      p. 302

New Testament

...translated from the Greek...

  The four synoptic books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, each speak of the same experience. The name 'synoptic' is related to a 'synopsis,' which means a general survey or outline of an event, such as a synopsis of a play; but the Greek etymological translation implies something a little different. It would loosely translate as 'with vision' or 'seeing with a single eye,' from 'syn,' with, and 'optic' from vision. In other words, four different eyes seeing as one, describing the same event.

  In each of these four books, they speak of the heavens opening and the spirit of a dove descending from above. Here's the Matt. 3:16-17 example.

  "As soon as Jesus was baptized he came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And a voice spoke from heaven, 'This is my Son, the Beloved: my favor rests on him.'"

  Jesus marks the official beginning of the Age of Pisces, a time of sympathy, suffering, compassion, understanding and (hopefully, if you play your cards right, inner) peace. His first two disciples are fishermen. He will make them 'fishers of men.' Venus is in its exaltation in Pisces. The bird of Venus is the dove, the bird of peace. Venus is the planet that deals with laughter, love, affection, balance, harmony, cooperation, and synchronization. Venus is peace, but Venus is also personal favorites. Who do you love (Venus)? The dove is the perfect heavenly ambassador to send to herald the launching of this new event, the one upon whom the Lord's favor clearly rests.

  The simple translation of this event, left to us in Biblical code and repeated four different times in the New Testament, is that the spirit of God descended from heaven above and blessed this teacher.

  He was a man of peace and understanding.

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