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The Human Soul: The Innocent Prisoner in Shackles

The Scriptures according to Philo Judaeus, a Hebrew scholar of the first century, could easily be interpreted at four different levels: (1) the literal-understanding; (2) the moral aspect (iwa pele maatic); (3) the allegorical; and (4) the mystical. For one to find the innermost truths of the scriptures, one must study the language the scriptures were originally written.

One must note religion was born out of culture. Within these cultures, Sages, Seers, Priests, and etc. , were and are the caretakers of the precious knowledge. The scriptures embody what I call a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, illustrated by symbols, articulated by science, expressed by nature and conveyed by way of culture. If one was to study language, etymology and geometry, one would then be on their way of having the tools to decode the scriptures of antiquity.

Let’s look at some examples on how we can start decoding scripture. The Greeks took their word for "fish," which is Ichthys (Ichthus) and, using each letter of the word as the initial of a word, coined the sentence-phrase: IESOUS CHRISTOS, THEOU UIOS SOTER; which reads: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. It is known as the Ichthys monograph of Christ, the "Fish Avatar" of the Greeks. Note: (the Greek "u" always turns to English "y) Jesus was known as the Great Fish.

The Fishes bladder, known as the Vesica Pisces, was a symbol representing the mind (air) in the body (water). The Fish also had the meaning of air dwelling in water. Therefore the fish was a symbol of the Soul and the Sea a symbol of the body. In Sacred Geometry two intersecting circles sharing a common radius (forming a fish) are called the two sisters. Esoterically this is Mary and Martha in the Bible and Auset (Isis) and Nebt-Het (Nepthys) in ancient Kemet. Mary and Martha are the two sisters of Lazarus and Auset (Isis) and Nebt-Het (Nepthys) are the two sisters of Asar (Osiris). In both cases, Lazarus and Asar are awakened or raised from the dead.

The Greek word for "sea" is pontos, and for "dense" is piletos or in Latin it became piletus, which means armed javelin, which is etymologically linked to pile, a pointed beam or a stake. Beams support. In the body the spinal column or the backbone represent support. In ancient Kemet, this was the djed pillar, the backbone of Ausar (Osiris). So the two words pontos piletos would become the name Pontius Pilate. Note: The pillar is related to the word pile.

Ichthus which is the word for fish in Greek created from the anagram Iesous Christos, Theou Ious, Soter (Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior)

The coined phrase that "Jesus Suffered under Pontius Pilate” is really saying that the Fish suffered under the Dense Sea. Fish meaning Soul and Dense Sea or water meaning the body (matter) i.e. the spinal column. The spinal column houses the spinal cord which is connected to the brain and together form the central nervous system. This serves as a portal for the serpentine fire (energy) to be raised. In Yoruba culture this serpentine energy is Òsùmare; the rainbow/serpent. This process awakens the human soul. Looking at the scriptures in this manner brings a whole new meaning in what the text is conveying to the reader.

The name Mary, who was the mother of Jesus, denotes Sea. So when you say that Jesus (the fish) was the son of Mary (the Sea) you say the fish in water or the sea is the mother of the fish. When you go to Yoruba culture you have Yemoja. Yemoja translates to the mother of children of the fishes. She is known in Yorubaland as the mother of all living. In Benin City amongst the Edo people, Olokun (the owner of the Ocean) is a goddess and is also known as the mother of all living.

All the Christ figures in mythology were born in the Constellation of Pisces and were all the sons of fish mothers. This is to say man has a dual nature. Therefore the higher spiritual aspect was born in Pisces but first as a child was born in Virgo, the Virgin. Virgo is six months apart from Pisces, which in Astrology would be its polar opposite sign. In the New Testament in the first chapter of the book Luke, it is stated that John the Baptist is the forerunner of Jesus of Christ. Moreover in the New Testament it is stated John the Baptist is six (6) months older than Jesus (Luke 1:24-37). Pisces to Virgo is 6 signs a part. Is this a coincidence? I don’t think so.

The symbol for the astrological sign of Pisces is two fish. The symbol for Virgo is a woman with a stalk of wheat in her hand, known as the virgin. In antiquity the Virgo was also called the House of bread. Knowing this we go back to the scriptures and we see Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The word Bethlehem in Hebrew means the house of bread. When you say Jesus was born of a Virgin in Bethlehem, you are saying the Sun (Son) was born in the Constellation of Virgo, whose symbol is a Virgin, and in antiquity was called the House of Bread i.e. Bethlehem. This esoteric wisdom is also alludes to the feeding of the 5,000 by Jesus with two fish and 5 loaves of bread (Matt. 14:13-21).

Brothers and sisters, free your mind. Religion is like shackles on one's feet. It can be like a prison to the mind. Each of us has the key to unlock the chains.

Baba Akasanmon Alatunse

Ifa Priest & Astro-Numerologist

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