Master Carpenter at work

Unity of course, from which all existence emerges. Self created, out of the watery abyss of time itself. But the spirit of God created this world… Brahman, Yahweh, Allah, God…. He so many names. And as many of him as there are, there are universes… and there are infinite universes with infinite gods – do we not see this in our own world? A reflection of a reflection, each world a fractal version of itself – the whole as the sum of its parts, and vice versa.

This is the universal wave function, the mathematical system – which holds empirically true – is that we are all waves of energy interacting, ‘observing’ in what appears to be a spacetime continuum. That’s where we are folks. Yes ma’am.

Our belief in God no doubt must rest on empirically verifiable truths, at least to some degree, else what? The whole world dissolves right? The dreamer dissolves into the dream? Is this not death?

And yet out of this nothingness, this eternal void – the Lord charges the waters with some kind of erotic, electric charge that shakes things up a bit. Creates the universe at first. One must wonder whether or not when he moved the waters with his spirit that we would end up all the way down this rabbit hole. Is God all knowing? We don’t know yet really, that’s part of his mystery.

Who can know God? Well Moses can. John can. They wrote this epic tale of creation. It’s been revealed to him and he’s been selected to write it down so that others after him will know the truth. This is what Abraham did as well – they made covenants with this God. This is the greatest God, they will herald his name throughout the world.

But there is always an exchange of sorts, something of a benign fatherly sort of figure, who makes us understand and appreciate the right thing to do. This is wisdom after all. The way to live in the most mysterious of places. A world of tremendous power and potential. And yet at the same time of great suffering.

Christ was perhaps his greatest gift to us. His very own son. Can you imagine?

What most people miss in all this religious mumbo jumbo is yes, its deeply profound and fundamentally mysterious. Yes, it was revealed and all.

But it’s schematics yo. It’s the coding of information in sound, a way back. Breadcrumbs to the secret of the universe, but more importantly breadcrumbs into the secrets of ourselves.

It’s telling us not just how he created this insane world we live in. The grandest and most beautiful of illusions. A real dream as it were. The gymnasium of the Soul as Vivekananda told us. He’s revealing it’s structure. It’s the engineers guide to the universe. It is through this sacred Geometry in fact, Geometry that was revealed at the very beginning of time, that was kept secret and hidden for thousands of years, that Science has emerged. That technology is possible. That these tiny little resistors in this computer can fire and display, and store, these words on this page that you’re looking at right now.

The technology that allows people from across the world to communicate in nearly real time if they have a strong internet connection. This is all based upon the same principles of light, of electromagnetism, of vibration, that not only is the world made out of, but we are made out of it. We are beings of light, and as such we respond to harmonious vibration. Pythagoras knew this. And most likely he was taught this by someone. Someone from Egypt. The source of esoteric knowledge in the West.

He has revealed these truths many many times, in many many ages. Countless really. In this one, we have the lineage back to Noah, as Moses relays to us – through which God not only revealed himself, but through which he has made (a series of) covenants with to ensure that this world does not fall into darkness. He did this through Noah, through Moses, through John, through Abraham (Sefer Yetzirah, or the Book of Creation[1]), through Muhammad…. I mean how many times does he need to tell us?

Makes you wonder if this isn’t all part of some game He created because He was bored sitting there in the midst of the void all by himself. Imagine the guilt He must have for all the suffering he caused, just for his enjoyment. You guys need to learn to milk that. Like seriously.

We see this in the Vedas too, the actual schematics of not just how the world came into existence, but precisely how it is structured – as well as of course a very detailed and comprehensive model for the process by which these eternal truths that are fundamental to the universe are to be fully realized.

This has come to be known, thanks to Aristotle, as metaphysics. That which is to be studied before physics. First philosophy. The study of being, existence really, itself. Metaphysics first, then physics. Get it?

And God said: ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. [2]

 

There’s a pattern with creation that is important to recognize. And we will look at the numerology and implicit Geometry that is encoded here a little further on, but it’s worth pointing out here.

Each of the days in Genesis correspond to a division of sorts, a line (really a sphere) that is drawn to separate a primordial principle. There is a hierarchy of principles that is revealed, and a birthing of one principle to the next as creation unfolds. The underlying Geometry that is implied (Seed of Life) is not just a condensed view of creation but the actual prism through which the world has come into existence.

The very reason that the basic Geometry and Mathematics of this universe are true is because this is how the universe was designed. This is what I mean by a schematic. Metaphysics is not a broad enough term because it implies that physics is what is important. It’s not, it’s the other way around. Physics is what it is because of metaphysics, not the other way around.

This is an important, and yet subtle truth. The physical universe, its properties, reveal its underlying structure and a map as to how the structure came to be was left with us as well, kept secret and hidden for millennia. What’s missing is the instruction manual but we will get to that.

Here, on the second day, God creates the heavens. Establishing the two utterly dependent, and reflective, windows into the mind of God. As above so below. This is where that line is drawn – or again, the sphere really.

In this picture of the world, yes the Earth is the center of the universe, and the heavens reflects her very being. As do we as it turns out. More on that later.

But the Master Carpenter does not stop there (it is no accident that Jesus was a carpenter of course), he plows forward, following the momentum of the One and the Two no doubt, to his third great stroke of creation. Day Three, God creates the Earth and Seas (Septuagint translation, we’re in the Hellenic world now):

And God said, Let the water which is under the heaven be collected into one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. And the water which was under the heaven was collected into its places, and the dry land appeared. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gatherings of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit-tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so. And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and God saw that it was good.

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.[3]

The Earth is being shaped here. The master craftsman at work. Plato’s Demiurge fashioning the Earth so that it can support life. One must wonder at this stage whether or not God (Elohim really) knew what he was doing. When He brings this world into existence, does He know the ruckus he is causing? If he’s omniscient, of course he does. But does He?

(One of) the distinguishing characteristics of this life that he creates, and man in particular, is Free Will. It is so fundamental to our being, that it feels like some sort of universal law no doubt. The ideals of this country, from where I sit writing this, represent the defense of those principles, of that idea. This is Lady Liberty welcoming at her shores the wretched and poor souls of the world who are looking for shelter. Where is our Lady Liberty now? Will she take up arms to defend us? She has before. I would not incur her wrath if I were you.

But as he walks through these (very) ordered steps of creation. He stops, starting with this third day, and tells us that his creation was good. Is this some sort of guilty reaction, some sort of divine rationalization for universal creation with all of its suffering and madness that originates with his desire to pleasure himself? Or is it in fact that the Lord has created this beautiful and wonderous world for our enjoyment? So his children can play?

A little of both probably.

I mean we need to stop and think about these things.

On the third day then, we have life the Sea, we have land, we have plant life and we of course we have Mother Earth. At this point we have Day and Night, the Firmament (Heaven) and now Earth.

And it was Good.

And this is the point. And Moses tells us this. After each and every day. And it’s like we’re not paying attention because there it is right there in the text. Not in some untranslatable Hebrew mystical mumbo jumbo astrological word, but in the word that Plato chose, no accident again, as the fundamental reason for Creation – the Good.

Then comes Time, the great clock of the universe. The majesty of it all really. On the Fourth Day, the Four corners of the universe are brought into being, the foundations upon which the universe as we know it is constructed. Day Four, God creates the Sun and Moon, division of Day and Night. Time.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, to divide between day and night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years.  And let them be for light in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and it was so.

And God made the two great lights, the greater light for regulating the day and the lesser light for regulating the night, the stars also.  And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and to regulate day and night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.[4]

Here he creates the Sun, the Moon and the stars and places them in Heaven. The basic clockwork of the universe is established on the fourth day, the day of order. This is base of the pyramid, the underlying structure which holds the world up.

It’s worth noting that the Sun and Moon in this narrative are created after life (day three). Life comes first, the seed of life, and after life is created he creates a world within which it may live, and flourish. And in such a world, order is necessary. And reminders of the great mystery of creation, signs of your Great Mother you might say, must be left so that the child of His creation will feel safe.

He sets the Sun and Moon in the sky to guide us here as he establishes the foundational elements of the realm within which we are to swell, for these twin sisters – Earth and the Moon – to be beacons of light in the darkness and to show us the way back home. One for the day, to shine bright and give us life, and another at Night so that we can keep time, and to keep us company in the darkness no doubt.

It is from the Moon of course that the women have their cycles, and it is from the Moon we have the tides. It is to her clock that we all ultimately must follow.

You can imagine at this point that perhaps God didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into. That he was winging it, in a very real sense. Hey, let me create some cool stuff because I can and because I’m bored and because well, I’m God and I can do whatever the fuck I want really.

And he ends up, after the third day, with this erotic, cross pollinating soup of sorts and he has nowhere to put it. So ok, let me figure out what to do with this concoction and then he sets out to create the little petri dish to put it in. Making it look like some baby’s crib with night lights and stars that we can wonder at and beasts and pets that we have dominion over… We are created in God’s image right?

This is what I would do. In a sense perhaps, this is all I would know how to do.


[1] Sefer Yetzirah (Hebrew: ספר יצירה‎ Sēpher Yəṣîrâh, Book of Formation, or Book of Creation) is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish mysticism, … Yetzirah is more literally translated as “Formation”; the word Briah is used for “Creation”. The book is traditionally ascribed to the patriarch Abraham, although others attribute its writing to Rabbi Akiva.” From Wikipedia contributors. (2021, January 9). Sefer Yetzirah. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:24, January 15, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sefer_Yetzirah&oldid=999351298.

[2] From the Hebrew: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0101.htm

[3] The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851). Genesis Ch. 1. From https://biblehub.com/sep/genesis/1.htm.

[4] ibid



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