June 14, 2006
The Sacred Feminine
I read the Da Vinci Code last year and was fairly-well entertained. But mostly I was impressed with Dan Brown's blatant attack on church doctorine (I also understand that the book was purposely kept in the fiction/fact gray-zone as a form of protection). In all of the written material that I either read or glanced at I was surprised that I didn't read more about the concept of the "sacred feminine" that is illuminated in the book (perhaps I didn't read the right material). The post below is an example of what I was looking for:
via Men Can Stop Rape - The Da Vinci Code and the Sacred Feminine
Posted by Russell at June 14, 2006 07:05 AM
Hello Russell and all,
Most have totally missed the point that the Hebrew and Gnostic texts and others are making. First, they refer to symbolic males and females, hence the philosophical masculine and feminine nature and character. All the Gnostic texts are philosophical and symbolic treatises, not literal narratives. When you try to interpret any of these ancient texts (including the Bible) as literal, you will always come to the wrong conclusions.
Mary and Sophia are parallel symbolic allegories and personifications of the feminine nature of wisdom and the Seven Spirits of God (http://www.geocities.com/sevenstarhand/), which are the feminine character. This is the point that all of these texts and hidden codes are alluding to. The creator is properly viewed as philosophically feminine in nature and character (truth, wisdom, compassion, freewill, etc.), not as masculine, which includes greed, materialism, force, and coercion.
Likewise, the symbolism of Mary as a prostitute flows from discussions of wisdom becoming the harlot, hence ancient wisdom and philosophy being recast as religion over the ages. As in the symbology of the Apocalypse, women are wisdom-philosophy focused organizations and harlots symbolize religions that have chosen money and power over wisdom and compassion, hence the three faiths of Abraham. Mary's daughter's name Sarah is actually referring to Sirach and symbolizing the Gnostic movement that grew out of the Yahad/Essene movement after Rome scattered them from Judea (to Egypt and elsewhere).
You will not initially agree with everything I reveal, but please be a little patient with my long-winded presentation of what I have waited a very long time to be able to say. I promise to amaze and enlighten.
Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door (again), listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing is blindness...
Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas (http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom.html) to understand who I am...
Contrary to those who strive to assert that the DaVinci Code created the term, symbology is an ancient philosophical technology and I am a real life symbologist. Likewise, the upper-level members of secret societies such as Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Illumanti, and the Vatican are symbologists. Keeping their "craft" secretive and misunderstood is a purposeful ploy designed to hide the truth about ancient wisdom and the symbology used to model, encapsulate, and encode it. The title "mason" is itself a symbolic allusion to those who work with the "Philosophers' Stone" which is the symbolic name given to an ancient body of symbology, hence "mason" refers to workers of symbolic "stone."
Read Proverbs 9:1 below to better understand this situation.
Wisdom has built Her house. She has carved out Her seven pillars.
Notice that "wisdom" is referred to as "Her" and "She", as in Sophia and Miriam (the Magdala), and that "She" has "hewn" "Her" "seven pillars" (of stone)? Read my Home Page to see what those seven pillars of "stone" have always referred to, contrary to what religions and mysticism have said for millennia. Do a search through Proverbs for wisdom, she, and her in a searchable Bible and compare these to the Dead Sea Scroll (4Q184) (Seductress) on page 195 of Geza Vermes "The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English." There are similar allusions in other books and texts. You can see the transformation of the feminine wisdom/compassion (Sophia, Miriam, Kuan Yin, etc.) into the Seductress/Harlot of this Dead Sea Scroll and the Apocalypse (Revelation).
Not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk...
Here is Wisdom!!
Revelations from the Apocalypse
Posted by: Seven Star Hand at June 15, 2006 04:56 PM
Thank you for all of the information, I appreciate it...very illuminating...
Posted by: Russell at June 15, 2006 07:57 PM