“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free”
In Acts 2:17, it reads: “‘And in the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my spirit upon every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy and your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams.”
Can you imagine a blue sapphire light running through you that fills your body with an elixir that makes you feel like you’ve been drinking wine, but this elixir builds up or regenerates your mind and body (and makes it shine) rather than tearing it down? Can you imagine new wisdom that gives your words the power of truth and awakens latent spiritual powers? Can you imagine living with direct knowledge of future worlds in higher dimensions? Can you imagine living in a rainbow body of light in those dimensions?
And so it is.
This week is Pentecost, the day of revelation of the Sapphire (Sefirot) Stones, the sharing of the Elixir of Light, and the celebration of the birth of Christianity after the descent of the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus from the future world, the higher dimensions beyond time he ascended into.
On Pentecost, the disciples, many of them Essenes, gathered in the ‘upper room’ — the highest part of their consciousness — and received flames of fire that illuminated their minds and filled their bodies with the Elixir they called Christos.
As described in the Acts of the Apostles, about one hundred and twenty followers of Christ (Acts 1:15) were present, including the Twelve Apostles (Acts 1:13, 26), Jesus’ mother Mary, other female disciples and his brothers (Acts 1:14).
Of the many depictions of Pentecost the most esoteric, and informative, by far, is the mosaic in the Rosary Basilica at Lourdes, France. Mary is portrayed as the ‘ring leader’ of the disciples, leading them in the ceremony/celebration. Christos, the purifying fire, rains from a rip in the fabric of space time, emanating from a radiant white dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus from a higher dimension. Jewish Christians known as the Ebionites, who likely were Essenes, called the Holy Spirit “The Lady,” and described her as the real Mother of Jesus. They called her an angel. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus says, “My mother gave me a body, but my true Mother (the Holy Spirit) gave me life.”
Pentecost at Lourdes. The crown chakras of the Essene disciples are lit up like candles. I call them Beamers.
“When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed as resting upon each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…(Acts 2:1-4).”
Mary is the ring leader of the Essenes at Pentecost. She calls forth the rain of Christos.
Mary’s eyes are up and in, emphasizing the transcendent inner nature of this experience.
Jesus had promised to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples after His ascension. This occurred on day of Pentecost (Jn 14:26, 15:26; Lk 24:49; Acts 1:5). The apostles received “the power from on high,” and they began to preach and bear witness to Jesus as the risen Christ. This is why this moment has traditionally been called the birthday of the Church…and why the disciples have flames coming from the top of their head.
Jesus ascended to the realm above the stars, yet he remains quantumnly entangled with the disciples, who had trained extensively to receive this power. This is what Pentecost celebrates; our connection to higher dimensional worlds.
The Christos power from ‘on high’ transmitted to the disciples comes from a dimension beyond our own, which is why the dove emerges from a vesica piscis-shaped gateway.
The High Priest has the Name of YHWH on his head band.
Interestingly, Pentecost means “Fifty”. In the sacred biblical symbolism of numbers, the number fifty symbolizes both the fullness of time and that which is beyond time: the Kingdom of God itself.
It also symbolizes the “total” or “perfect” man or the state of fullness, wholeness (holiness) or completion just before ascension.
God promised Abraham that if he found only 50 righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah he would not destroy both cities (Genesis 18:23 – 26).
Fifty of the brotherhood of prophets assisted with Elisha to the ascension of Elijah on a chariot of fire. (2 K 2,7)
According to Eckartshausen, it is the number of “the spiritual ascension to the intuition, the number of the illumination”.
In urban slang fifty is “fiddy”. In Bird Language “fiddy” is “phi D” or 5D, meaning “fifth dimensional”. Pentecost is all about transcending human-made boundaries and mystically switching dimensions or ascending from 3D to 5D. It is also about identifying with our perfect light body form that will take us there.
MANY WORLDS, MANY DIMENSIONS
Christians don’t usually speak of other dimensions (they more often speak of “heavens”), even though there are numerous accounts of inter-dimensional beings and places that suddenly appear through the Old and New Testament.
The New Jerusalem (the celestial city of the Essenes) and the New Earth reside in this dimension, which is parallel to our own. Both are populated. The recognition of the Holy Spirit, and other dimensions, is an essential step to the revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven, the descent of the New Jerusalem, the Kingdom which is spread out upon the earth but cannot be seen by the eyes of the world.
The ‘cloud’ behind Jesus is a portal or gateway to higher dimensions.
Remember, in the New Testament Jesus explicitly stated he came from another dimension, saying:
“You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world” (John 8:23).
Jesus also claimed to have been sent by God the Father from this higher dimension (John 8:16).
The Bible has numerous provocative clues that there are many worlds or certainly prior worlds. As the John 14:2 says, in thy house there are many mansions.
In a verse from Isaiah, God says “For, behold! I am creating a new heaven and a new earth” (Isa. 65:17). It states that God created and destroyed many worlds before this one, until God created this world and declared, “This one pleases me, those did not.”
Christianity has always advocated the existence of unseen guardian angels (Matthew 18.10), an indwelling Spirit of God (Luke 11.13; John 20.22), and an other-worldly heaven (2 Corinthians 12.2; Revelation 1.1-22.21) populated by “just humans made perfect” (Hebrews 12:22), demons, departed spirits (souls of people), other-worldly living creatures (the lion, bull, man and eagle), and of course God.
Then, there are the angels who pop in…and pop out.
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
Travel between worlds is a well established fact in ancient texts from the Sumerian to Egyptian to Iranian to Asian traditions. All of these traditions rolled into the Hechalot (“Palaces”) and Merkabah (Throne or Cosmic Chariot) ascension mystery schools of Jewish mysticism, which flourished between the second century B.C. and ninth century AD, and formed the basis for original Christianity, but which are now mostly unknown to mainstream Christianity.
In the texts produced by these schools, we read detailed accounts of heavenly palaces, Divine chariots, and angels; of magical ascents via stairways to other realms, celestial realms which are both in outer space or an extraterrestrial locale and in inner space. With wondrous awe, extraordinary beauty and timeless love these texts tell of beings who travel on an extraordinary cosmic vehicle, referred to as a Merkabah chariot or throne. These texts are step by step instructions for ascension. I call them “ascension simulation manuals”.
Jesus demonstrated his knowledge of these texts at his Transfiguration when he took three disciples, Peter, James and John to the top of a high mountain (Hermon) and Transfigured into light. “His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him” (Matthew 17:2).
The Transfiguration. Fra Angelico.
The conversation between Jesus, Moses and Elijah identifies this as a Merkabah ascension text in which the disciples are awakened to the existence of higher dimensions (10 of them) and this journey as an ascent to the dimension (called Paradise or Eden) where these righteous ones dwelt.
Hechalot mystics learned from the gnostics, who learned from the Essene mystics, who learned from the Babylonians. Medieval Kabbalists learned from the Sufis, who learned from the Hindus, who learned from the Buddhists, who learned from other Hindus. Mystics across space and time have understood themselves to be gesturing toward the same truths, albeit in very different ways.
The Kabbalists talk about the concept of “worlds” as emanations from the Ein Sof or Divine Infinite. Higher realms represent other dimensions.
Jacob’s vision in Genesis 28:12 of a ladder between Heaven and Earth with angels ascending and descending is a good example.
We cannot see the higher dimension but we can sometimes see its impact and influence on our present dimension. Scientists say that signals from the furthest reaches of space suggest that the fabric of our universe is being disrupted by another universe.
Now, they are saying they have proof of a fourth dimension.
Next, will be proof that we can travel between dimensions and universe. But first, we have been born again into our light body. At least according to Christ.
Our goal, the goal of all on the ascension path, is to ascend to this higher dimension and, ultimately, to make it to the tenth heaven (dimension) and to stand in the direct presence of God upon His Throne. Only the most pure of heart can make this journey. This is wise advice for all doing research on String Theory, which maintains the existence of ten dimensions.
We, too, can make this ascension journey…indeed, we are. However, we have chosen to fix our hearts and minds on this world, forgetting about who we truly are and where we came from. Celebrating Pentecost is, therefore, an act of remembrance and a vital step in our Ascension.
LIGHT A CANDLE
Pentecost began in the Old Testament as the feast which occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the Exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt (c. 1400 B.C.), so Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the stone tablets, the Torah, to Moses on Mount Sinai.
Originally called Shavuot, it is celebrated by lighting candles, the central symbol /tool commemorating the gift of the tablets to Moses on Sinai.
Why light a candle? One reason is because devout Jews are expected to stay up all night reading the Torah, especially contemplating the Book of Ruth and its deeply mystical views on the transmigration of spiritual energies.
But there is an even deeper spiritual symbolism at work here. In Torah terminology, a candle is a vessel that includes a wick and oil, that must be lit with a flame. Every Jewish soul is analogous to a candle, as it says in the verse, “The soul of man is G‑d’s candle” (Proverbs 20:27). In esoteric understanding, our spinal cord is the candle, the pineal gland produces the oil for the wick that is lit by the Christos fires.
Importantly, the Bible speaks not of the “lighting of” the candles, but of the “raising up” of the candles. When you “raise up the candles,” is a statement describing the raising of the spiritual light from within.
THE SAPPHIRE TABLETS
The tablets received by Moses are usually thought to be the ten commandments. They are typically depicted as plain, grey stone. However, Rabbinical Judaism, as found in the Talmud and Mishnah, teaches that the tablets of the law were made of sapphire or, possibly, lapis. The Hebrew cappiyr (pronounced sap-peer’) can either be translated as a sapphire or lapis lazuli.
More, most forget, Moses made two trips up Mount Sinai.
On his first trip Moses was given tablets of sapphire. This is the same stone of which God’s throne is made:
9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement of sapphire stone, as bright blue as the sky. 11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.
It is from this pavement that God carved out the tablets upon which He wrote the law as recorded in Exodus 24:12:
The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”
Sapphire is also mentioned in relation to YHWH’s throne in Ezekiel 1:26-28; “…Above the expanse over (the heads of the living creatures) was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of YHWH. When I saw it, I fell face down, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”
The cloud of light described by Ezekiel covering the Throne of God and the Burning Metal (Iron?) Man stting upon it are metaphorical veils surrounding the Merkabah or Throne-Chariot of God, but also the seven veils of the body.
The take away here is that God sits on a sapphire throne in a higher dimension, and in this dimension he appears as a burning rainbow man covered in seven veils or colors.
The Tibetan rainbow light body (l) and YHWH on his throne surrounded by rainbow colors. Photos ©WilliamHenry
This is the body of the promised New Humanity or Future Humanity that will live in this higher dimension, as described by numerous texts.
The Apocalypse of Abraham describes Jaoel, an angel who lived in the seventh heaven (dimension) and was sent to Abraham to reveal the history of his people and sent to Daniel to reveal the future to him (Dan. 10: 11-14):
“the appearance of his body was like sapphire, and the look of his countenance like chrysolite, and the hair of his head like snow, and the turban upon his head like the appearance of a rainbow, and the clothing of his garments was purple; and a golden staff in his right hand.” (Apocalypse of Abraham 11.1-3).
Then there is the rainbow surrounding Christ in John’s vision in Revelation 4:2:
1After this I looked and saw a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had previously heard speak to me like a trumpet was saying, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things.” 2At once I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne standing in heaven, with someone seated on it. 3The One seated there looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow that gleamed like an emerald encircled the throne.
I have previously identified this rainbow angel as the same as the Tibetan Rainbow Light Body, the next dimensional body that is our true nature. This is the same as the Born Again light body of Christianity.
In Tibetan tradition, one way to attain this next level of being, or to reveal our true nature, is to acquire the Chintamani Stone or the “Wish Fulfilling Jewel”. These stones fell from heaven and are kept in a box that sounds suspiciously like the Ark of the Covenant, the Merkabah Throne of YHWH. The Chintamani do exactly what they say : they instantly fulfill all our wishes.
The Chintamani are shown in many colors, but the most typical is blue, in direct correspondence with the blue stones of Moses.
The Burning Rainbow Angel gives a book to John the Revelator. Sapphire is related to wisdom in the Cabalistic tradition, and the Hebrew word sappir is related to sefer, a book. It is also related to vision. Some say that this “sapphire” is like a “third eye,” through which mystical vision is attained, and indeed, this third eye is associated with a sapphire blue color.
The light body connection is affirmed in the story as, after Moses came down from Sinai with the Sapphire stones, his face was shining:
Exodus 34:29; “It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai, that Moshe did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him (YHWH).”
We are not told what that light looked like. However, we may safely speculate that it is rainbow colored like the angels and the presence of YHWH. The light that radiated from Moses’s face had a function beyond that of being evidence of prolonged exposure to YHWH’s presence, it was also transmitted to the Israelities.
SMASHING THE STONES
Upon his return to the Israelites after a magical forty days and forty nights away, Moses discovered they were worshipping a work of art, the Golden Calf of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love and joy, who was envisioned as a golden cow. It was natural for the Israelites to return to Hathor worship, she is cited by scholars like William Devers as the consort of the Israelite God.
In response, Moses smashed the sapphire tablets. He melted the golden calf into powder, mixed it with water, and the Israelites drank it (Exodus32:21-24).
My dearly missed friend, Sir Laurence Gardner, maintained this pulverizing of gold was an act of high alchemy. Moses transmuted the gold of the land into a powdery substance, called manna (that descended for Israel for forty years in the wilderness), that produced an Elixir that fed their light bodies.
The worship of the Golden Calf is portrayed as a negative act in traditional Judaism. However, it reflects the Israelites profound training in Egypt, especially at Abydos, the Gate of the Gods.
It also reflects the mindblowing experience they had while passing through the Red Sea. Moses held his Sapphrie Staff and parted the Sea of Reeds the Egyptians called the Dimension of the Blessed.
So, Pentecost was originally about the ascension of Moses via Mount Sinai to the sapphire throne of God and his attainment, and loss, of the Sapphire Stones and a radiant body. It is an ascension story.
In New Testament, the Passover event takes on its new meaning as the celebration of Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension, the “exodus” of humans from this lower dimensional (‘sinful’, to use a Christian term) world to the Kingdom of God, the New Testament term for a dimension beyond time. It is about our receipt of an elixir, Christos, that “purifies” or “perfects” us.
May you connect with this Holy Fire this Pentecost.