Key that Belonged to David
Bride of the Lamb
Cloud of Unknowing
The Golden Rule
Become aware of where we are
through shared thoughts of one another.
Become aware of where we are
through shared thoughts of one another.
Then I looked, and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion; with him were one hundred forty-four thousand people who have his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.
They are the men who have kept themselves pure by not having sexual relations with women; they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from the rest of the human race and are the first ones to be offered to God and to the Lamb.
One hundred forty-four is not the number of people who are redeemed. It is the number that stands for the redeemed. The choice to redeem oneself is up to each individual, "Many are called, but few are chosen." The path to redemption is none other than having the courage to bear the responsibility for the good and evil conditions of life. The choice to live as an autonomous individual or be lived as an artificial marionette is up to you. No one, not even God Himself, can decide that for you. For a free will is a divine contract between you and God.
When you arrive to the center of your being through the process of self-realization, you will come to know that you are the Lamb and the bride, the redeemed and the redeemer, the center and the circumference of the circle, the whole Self.
Son of Man
Christ is the inner man who is reached by the path of self-knowledge, "the kingdom of heaven within you." As the Anthropos he corresponds to what is empirically the most important archetype and, as judge of the living and the dead and king of glory, to the real organizing principle of the unconscious, the quaternity, or squared circle of the self.
The bride is a personage in time and space, an individual that belongs in the field of time, the temporal. The Lamb is the soul of the individual that belongs outside of time and space, the eternal. When the Lamb and the bride, the eternal and the temporal, a pair of opposites, are united, the boon that is bequeathed is the experience of eternity in time. With it, comes the knowledge that you are the children of the living God. To understand the significance of one hundred forty-four, let us now proceed to the wedding feast of the Lamb and the bride.
The Lamb and the bride are united by the 2nd letter of the alphabet 'b', 2 as one.
The wedding of the Lamb and the bride is the alchemical unification of the pair of opposites:
The Eternal and The Temporal, Heaven and Earth, The Inner and The Outer
Unconscious and Conscious, Light and Matter.
Light + Matter
The obelus symbol, which represents the mathematical operation of division, is composed of two dots with a line running between them. Two dots as the two centers, the center of the totality of the psyche (the Self) and the center of the conscious (the ego), is an areal view of a person looking at oneself through the border, the threshold between the realm of the conscious and the unconscious. During the process of division and amalgamation, it's vital that the ego remains in touch with the outer world, the matter, as Siddhārtha touched the Mother Earth as his witness, or else ego may be blown asunder and entirely lose touch with external reality.
The ray of light from above mingles with the dark waters below in the form of a minute spark. At the death of the individual, and also a his figurative death as a mystical experience, the two substances unmix themselves. This mystical experience is the divisio and separatio of the composite.
Three primary colors in the form of Light and Matter both consist of three halos, three circles. 3 x 36 equals 108. By uniting the two (108 + 108), we get 216, the height of the wall of the city. 216 divided by 15 equals 144, the number of the redeemed. Fifteen, the dividing factor, is the measurement of the city, the seat of the soul. The place where the two, the Lamb and the bride (light and matter) united by the cross, come together to rule as one.
144 is 4 times 36—Body, Spirit, Mind, and the Fourth that is birth by the consummation of the Lamb and the bride. Light and Matter in its pure forms, the prima materia. The original color before they are divided as visible primary colors, the black and white of the yin and yang.
One becomes two, two becomes three, and
out of the third comes the one as the fourth.
The Axiom of Maria elucidates the emergence of the white light when three primary colors in light-form are combined. Taoist have the same saying of the matter coming into form, but the process is from the other end. Taoist describes three elements coming into being to engender all things of matter: "The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things."
When light and matter represented as obelus symbol come together in the middle and share the border, the logo it produces is the Greek alphabet 'phi', 'I' in the center of 'O', signifying that "I" have come. Revelation 3:7 is where we were previously directed to examine the symbol phi. By adding the number of the verse (3+7), we get 10 (I+0). Ten in Korean is called 'shib' (십). The word 'shib' is based on the Chinese character of the same meaning, which is represented by the cross symbol (十), the quaternity.
In classical thought, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire were regarded as the primary elements from which all the other matters can be formed. The same observation appears in Buddhism, which is represented by the swastika, the cross with a dash of line on four cardinal points, symbolizing the four elements. But in terms of color, there are only three primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. When combined, they can create all the colors in the color spectrum. By definition, primary colors are colors that cannot be made by mixing other colors because each of the primary colors does not contain the hue of the other primary colors. If we apply this rule, the element 'Fire' cannot be one of the primary elements because the burning of the Fire requires the element Earth and Air, designating the Fire as a secondary element. As a color, Fire is the color orange, which can be produced by combining the color Red (Earth) and Yellow (Air).
The secondary colors are the colors that are produced by mixing two primary colors, as in Orange, Green, and Purple. If orange can be identified as the element Fire, then what are the remaining two secondary elements? By combining Land and Water, we get Swamp, Marsh, MUD. The mix of Air and Water generates Mist, Vapor, CLOUD.
Look, he is coming with the clouds! Everyone will see him, including those who pierced him. All peoples of earth will mourn because of him. Certainly so! Amen.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down out of heaven. He was wrapped in a cloud and had a rainbow around his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like columns of fire.
What emerges as the secondary elements through the mix of two primaries are the three symbolic renderings that which represents the rebirth. The fire is the element that burns the phoenix so that it arises from the ashes. The cloud is the element that "the Son of Man will appear in with great power and glory." The mud is the element that the lotus breaks through to rise above the murky waters to blossom like the awakening consciousness of the Buddha.
The color green is one of the primary colors in the light-form, but the one that is missing as the primary color in matter. Green is the complementary of the color red, the color that completes the element land, the body. The color green stands for the element cloud; thus, what is coming with the cloud, as light merges with the matter, is the incarnation of the holy spirit, the pure energy, in matter.
The city, the domain where the Lamb and the bride come together to rule as one, in Korean is called 'si' (시). The word 'si' also stands for poetry and time. As the individuation process, the coming of the Self, requires that you put in the work to reorient your psyche structure, the dividing factor, fifteen, that brings forth the number of the redeemed is to withstand the test of time.
The union of the opposites, in the field of time, marked by the completion of the circle brings a new beginning, a new heaven and a new earth, a dawn of new day, a new consciousness. So that we read in Genesis 1:5, "God called the light 'day,' and the darkness he called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day."