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matter, and is God free from fetters if he choses to be. He sits upon the right hand of the Father Almighty.
Jehovah in Abraham, is willing to place his beloved Isaac upon the altar in perfect consecration, and Isaac carries the wood willingly, the material to make the fire of the Spirit on the Mount of Initiation that shall consume his own lower nature, not then understanding the sacrifice that will be required. Abraham, when asked by Isaac where was the lamb, said God would Himself provide the lamb, and then taking the boy he put him upon the altar; but the physical life was not to be taken at that time, so another lamb was provided, symbolizing the fact that the lamb that was slain from the beginning of the world, the IHVH, was again consecrated, and this time to the second stage of its development in the flesh. The Master Isaac (Jesus) is not to die, but is to live all through the ages for the assistance of the race, teaching them to provide pure vehicles to bring forth the Christ. he shall be satisfied: By the knowledge of himself shall My righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities.” (Not in the sense of relieving them of their responsibility, but in the sense of sympathizing and assisting when possible.) “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great” (He will make him one of the Great Ones who manifest the Trinity of God in the flesh, for the assistance of the race); "and he shall divide the spoil” (or the fruit of such service) “with the strong" (with Lord Jehovah and Christ); "because he poured out his soul unto death” (held it here in the lower regions for the sake of the race), “and was numbered among the transgressors; yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isaiah viii, 11, 12
. How true, how beautifully true this is when we read it right. How heavy a load the dear Lord Jesus has borne. Think of the Spanish Inquisition and all of the other atrocities that have been done in His name. All through the ages has He worked in this middle place in the great scheme, trying through the exoteric religion to guide man to the realization of his true destiny, the development of the IHVH life within him. May the Infinite One reward this child of the Spirit, this fruit of Abraham's last covenant, according to His marvelous deserts. We will handle this life more at length in another chapter.
As one ponders upon the allegories dealing with Moses guiding the great Aryan race, one is impressed with the wonderful depth of mystic meaning hidden behind the symbols, meanings so rich, so full of significance that one scarcely knows where to begin, or what to select from the wealth of riches, to bring before the reader anything like a comprehensive idea of the whole, in the space at our disposal. At best we can hope to touch but the high places, and possibly to place in the hand of the reader the golden key that will open to him the doors concealing the vision splendid. Just in proportion as he purifies himself, and turns it with clean hands, with a heart full of holy aspiration, and a mind steadied by meditation, will the vision open before him. The writer makes no pretense of having gained more than a glimpse, but that glimpse has convinced her that nothing else can compare with the glory that is hidden from our gaze by our own impurity, and that no sacrifice is too great to secure a closer view of the wonders of the Temple of God.
Some remarkable symbols are used in these allegories, symbols as old as humanity itself. In a former chapter it was mentioned that IHVH were the symbols representing the Trinity of manifestations of God, and that these four letters are sometimes used to designate the Three Great Streams of creative activity as they flow; sometimes to designate one of the three Great Ones, the Lord Jehovah, He who looks after the first of the three stages of man's evolution, that signified by the letters VH; and sometimes used to designate the Spirit in the heart of man, as when Eve, the physical body of humanity, said, “I have gotten IHVH” (Jehovah), or, I am completed by IHVH.
As we have said before, the letters VH stand for a stage in the evolution of man. The incarnating Spirit, the Ego, descends through the elemental kingdoms of the Buddhic, Mental, and Astral planes of matter, and enters the human body. It is looked after during this stage by the great Lord Jehovah. The Hindoo calls this Great One the Manu, the ancient Hebrew called him also Noah and Moses. He is allegorically shown as guiding the race up to the time when man reaches the place where he says, “I am tired of the husks of desire, I will arise and go to my Father.” The Lord Jehovah has assisted him to gain a perfect body in which to manifest, containing a brain of almost unlimited possibilities, and He has provided the child race with an environment that will develop this intellect that lies dormant, within him. We note that He ever tries to keep spiritual teachers among His young races, and also tries to make their experiences as little painful as possible to give the needed lessons. Remember how He pleads, as Moses, for the children of Israel when they sin. He provides them with a simple code of morals (if read literally, and the child race ever reads literally), that develops the moral nature and cultivates the intellect. At last, however, the day comes when the IHVH (the God), in the heart of man, ever crying for fuller expression, impels man to say “I will arise and go to my Father.” Then it is that the Lord Jehovah, Manu, Moses lays his hands upon Joshua, Jesus, or whoever may happen to be serving in that department, the second stage of the development of man, symbolized by the letter H, signifying the creative love wisdom of the higher planes. The work of this stage is to train the man to build up a soul, or causal body, fit for the birth of the Christ Child in his heart, for the Christ is ever of immaculate conception, descending as a dove of peace from above, and vivifying the latent spiritual atoms of the inner IHVH, so they may become active.
The “I,” the Hebrew letter “Yod," symbolizes the third stage in the development of man, and is represented to us in perfection of manifestation by the Great One whom we call the Christ. There was a day in our Scripture, however, when the entity whom we know as the Christ had not yet attained the exalted height that He now occupies, and His advance along the line of promotion is shown in some of the allegories.
As Jacob He had conquered with God, and received His new name; in the first of the Moses allegories we find Him incarnating as the brother of the Manu (Moses), and serving as priest Aaron, in the second, or H department of work. The two take Hebrew (Heber, passed over) parentage (or those who had passed over the line into the new fifth race) of the priestly caste (the tribe of Levi). River symbolizes wisdom, while Pharaoh is a symbol of power, or dominance, and the daughter of the king is a class of the inner or Mystery work of the time, a manifestation of the H, the creative love wisdom. The double meaning of the symbols is plainly seen here. Moses is an incarnation of the Great One come into the flesh to assist man in his development, but he is also just as truly a type of humanity in the development of the physical, mental and moral natures of the vehicle he occupies in that incarnation. The Kabbalah says Moses was perfect from his birth, and Theosophy says the Manu was perfected on the Moon Chain. This idea is brought out by the Kabbalah in the numerical significance of Moses, 345, or God's back; while God's face is 543, and the sum of God's back and God's face is 888, or the number of the Christ. This indicates that humanity and God perfectly harmonized makes a Christ; the perfect union of God and man. Spirit the positive pole, and matter the negative pole is perfectly balanced. All is God. “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one God,” says Moses ; "There is no God but God," proclaims the Mohammedan; “The Lord, before and beyond whom there is no other," affirms the Zoroastrian; “One only, without a second, says the Hindoo; “In Him we live and move and have our being, says the Christian; “The Father and I are One," says the Christ. Many selves all fragments of the One Great Self, subhuman, human and superhuman, and therefore destined to perfection, and when that perfection is reached we shall have unity, Christ, 888.
Stop a moment and see how much is expressed by those three figures. The quaternary symbolizes the perfected physical, the Trinity the perfected God, and duality is a symbol of the Second Logos, so in these three figures we have the dual quaternary, repeated three times, the perfect Trinity, the perfect physical united in the Wisdom of the Second Manifestation of the Trinity.
We will keep in mind that the symbols have the double meaning of referring to the typical experiences of humanity, as well as of giving those of the entity incarnated in the body that we call Moses. It is significant that the Hindoo word signifying this individual is Manu, or man, and we have just shown that the Hebrew Kabbalah shows this same conception by the number 345. For the sake of simplicity and because of lack of space we will handle Moses in the singular, leaving it to the reader to trace the similitude of the experiences of the Great One to that of the race in general.
Keep in mind that not only the man, but the fifth root race is meant by Israel or Jacob, Jacob the race unregenerate, Israel after the spiritual develops; Judah, symbolic of the Jews, Esau and Ishmael and their descendants the fourth and a half root races, the race between the old Atlanteans and the new fifth root race, and that any of them may be called Hebrews, or those who crossed over into the new race. Pharaoh stands for the dominance of the physical, and Egypt means the Physical Plane except when referring to Mystery work, then it stands for the home of the Great White Lodge. When “in bondage to Egypt, " then the Physical Plane is meant, but when the party voluntarily “goes down into Egypt,” then the White Lodge is sought.
Moses drawn out of the river of Wisdom by the orders of a daughter of Pharaoh, a class of Mystery work, comes to the point that he realizes the bondage of Egypt (or the flesh), and in trying to protect the Hebrew (develop the characteristics of the new race), he kills the Egyptian, or possibly conquers his lower nature. Such a radical step is not understood by those about him, and he is made to feel that his life (his spiritual life) is in danger if he remains among the crowd, so he betakes himself to a well of wisdom. Jethro, a priest of Midian, is this well of wisdom, who has just what Moses is after. He understands the sciences of the higher planes, which are called his "seven beautiful daughters." Moses studies with him and marries, or masters one of them so perfectly that he is given that part of the work to carry on himself, for we are told that he herded Jethro's sheep on the hillsides. He taught his people on the spiritual heights.
An ancient Hebrew book says that Jethro was an incarnation of the essential spirit of Abel, which shows the reverence in which this man was held, for name Abel means spirit, breath, and indicates the nature of the man who could be conceived as being an incarnation of him.
When on the mountain of spirituality, Moses hears the voice of “I AM THAT I AM” from a burning bush. As bush sym