World Scriptures

World Scriptures

How enlightening it is to actually read

the Scriptural Legacies of the Past,

focused and partial historical records,

tribal histories, family connections,

leaders and lambs and cows and camels,

fearless angels and fearsome demons,

these World Scriptures have it all…

Here cultural messages abide

with ruling commands and admonitions,

‘heroes’ empowered, ‘ungodly’ defeated,

or ‘heroes’ cursed, ‘villains’ blessed,

depending on where one stands

to view the history of Ancient Man…

Scriptures are wondrously complex

and intriguing works of religious ‘art’,

inspiring poetry, songs, and prayers,

guiding dreams, and inner visions,

ritual practices, and mysticisms…

Here we’re told of prophetic ‘previews’

and warnings heeded or not,

of revelations, confirmations, justifications,

aggressions, wars, and insane genocide…

The deadly game of seek and hide,

persecutions and executions,

tortures creating martyrs and saints,

grief creating brainwashed killers

hostaging Freedoms of Belief…

Behind veils of cloaking symbols,

both concealing and revealing,

walk Ancient Wisdoms, Ancient Traditions,

Ancient Thought personified…

In mists of Ancient Mysteries

secret signs quietly exchanged

with whispered Initiation passwords

(secret word and number codes)

defy curious interpretations

or bury under erring translations…

Hidden meanings often hide

in Scriptural Poetry’s layered language—

metaphors, allegories, analogies, ‘et al’…

Here, too, fantastic fables, ancient fairytales,

campfire stories of ghostly glories

portrayed in convincing theatrical solemnity

fire the kindled imaginations

of our slow/fast evolving Humanity…

Creation and Dissolution Myths still hold

weight of unyielding gravity and serious conviction

as Life continues to create and dissolve

Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes we now see.

Even as we break the bonds of Earth,

humans still persecute or kill for unbelief,

aggression’s ever-insatiable greed,

endless feuds of revenging hate,

addictions to armed terror and fear-based power…

Whirlwinds of blood-lust violence, they are,

in madness claiming their ‘love of God’…

This is Not Love, nor ever was!!!

In the light of Today we must ask ourselves,

What are the Values in these valued Scrolls and Books?

What are their Spiritual Legacies—-

Separation and Supremacy or Unity in Diversity?

We need not judge, just merely observe,

for when all is said and done,

God’s Great Truth is ‘We’re all one!’

January 20, 2008

shelley wilson—‘ariel-shelley’ Note re: ‘fantastic fables…’

Moses Maimonedes, a famous Rabbi, Jewish theologian and

historian, Talmudist, philosopher, and physician once wrote:

“Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which

seems impossible, a story which is repugnant ro both reason

and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit.”

Example:

Genesis tells us of the passage of three days and nights and the appearance of vegetation on earth before the creation of the sun

(the greater light to rule the day), and the moon (the lesser light

to rule the night), and that all the stars in the firmament were made

to give light upon the earth.

Example: a man called Joshua made the sun and moon stand still

Example: a man called Noah, and his little family, gathered two of every living thing upon the whole earth into a small ark

These things were written, not to confuse and stifle intellectual

questioning and intelligent reasoning, but to challenge us to think more deeply and spiritually as we evolve in understanding and

wisdom.

Every World Scripture employs symbolic meanings.

Love is the Highest Wisdom.

Oneness is our Source and Destiny.

 

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