tree of life
Last night I made good on my promise, announced last week on this blog , to engage Mars Hill deacon Joel Fariss in a “sane, mutually respectful conversation” about his church’s teachings. That’s exactly how it went down. Fariss seemed like a decent enough guy.
Please repost with this link at the top: Reposted from The Awakening Website In 1971, a Canadian physicist, named John K. Hutchison, was working in his basement in an attempt to build a Tesla coil – a transformer that sends long arcs of high voltage electricity through the air. As he started up his high-voltage equipment, Hutchison felt a chunk of metal hit his shoulder.
The Tree of Life , or Etz haChayim (עץ החיים) in Hebrew , is a classic descriptive term for the central mystical symbol used in the Kabbalah of esoteric Judaism , also known as the 10 Sephirot . The symbolic configuration of 10 spiritual principles (11 can be shown, of which - Keter and Da'at are interchangable), arranged in 3 columns/pillars, describes the manner in which God creates existence ex nihilo , the nature of revealed divinity, the human soul, and the spiritual path of ascent by man. In this way, Kabbalists developed the symbol into a full model of reality, using the tree to depict a map of Creation . Jewish Kabbalah usually refers to the symbol as the 10 Sephirot , while non-Jewish Christian Cabala and Hermetic Qabalah generally terms it universally as the Cabalistic/Qabalistic Tree of Life .
The flower of life is a geometrical shape composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles arranged in a flower like pattern with six fold symmetry like a hexagon. The perfect form, proportion and harmony of the FOL has been known to philosophers, architects and artist around the world. Pagans consider it to be sacred geometry containing ancient religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. In the pagan sense, it is believed to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things and is the visual expression of the connections of life that run through all sentient beings. In New Age thought, the Flower of Life has provided what is considered to be deep spiritual meaning and forms of enlightenment to those who have studied it as sacred geometry.
2. Kabbalah and the Tree of Life Symbol Occult-Advances.org At the creation there was one form of Energy, Love between the Universal Father and the Universal Son. Then this Love projected itself in two opposite qualities: Matter and Spirit .
Sephirot or Səphîrôṯ ( pron.: / ˈ s ɛ f ɪr ɒ θ / ; Hebrew : סְפִירוֹת , pronunciation ), meaning emanations , are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah , through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals himself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms ( Seder hishtalshelus ). The term is alternatively transliterated into English as Sefirot/Sefiroth , singular Sephirah/Sefirah etc. Alternative configurations of the sephirot are given by different schools in the historical development of Kabbalah, with each articulating different spiritual aspects. The tradition of enumerating 10 is stated in the Sefer Yetzirah , "Ten sephirot of nothingness, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven". As altogether 11 sephirot are listed across the different schemes, two ( Keter and Daat ) are seen as unconscious and conscious manifestations of the same principle, conserving the ten categories.
Qabbalah - Kabbalah Tree of Life Kabbalah is an interpretation (exegesis, hermeneutic) key, "soul" of the Torah (Hebrew Bible), or the religious mystical system of Judaism claiming an insight into divine nature. The term "Kabbalah" was originally used in Talmudic texts, among the Geonim, and by early Rishonim as a reference to the full body of publicly available Jewish teaching. In this sense Kabbalah was used in referring to all of known Oral Law.
Please repost with this link at the top: Reposted from The Awakening Website The word yoga is a Sanskrit term that means ‘to join’. In the Hindu philosophy, the goal of the practice of yoga is to unite ourselves with God. There are many forms of yoga. But all forms require that we expand our awareness and walk the path . According to yoga, there are seven main energy centers, called Chakras , which form a part of the aura that exists between your physical body and your Spirit .
Please repost with this link at the top: Reposted from The Awakening Website In the year 1905, Albert Einstein proved that we can break matter down into smaller components and that, when we do, we move beyond the material realm and into a realm in which everything is energy. This is the Law of Vibration, a law of nature that states that ‘nothing rests; everything moves; every-thing vibrates.’ The lower the vibration, the slower the vibration; the higher the vibration the faster the vibration. The difference between the manifestations of the physical, mental, emo-tional and spiritual result simply from different levels of vibrating energy, or frequencies .
Please repost with this link at the top: Reposted from The Awakening Website Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee with an Honorary Doctorate in Cognitive and Para-Psychological Sciences from the Romanian Ecological University in Bucharest. In 1970, after studying the field of medicine and focusing on the scientific terminology of the anatomy and human physiology, she started Sahaja Yoga, a philosophy of self realiza-tion.
Music harmony & the architecture of the Universe The Seven Wonders of the world followed by the great buildings and cathedrals of medieval times demonstrate the concept of 'Musical harmony in stone' better that any other medium. The laws which define that concept are omnipresent at all levels throughout the universe and are based on a harmonic structure of which music is the mirror in the case of the human being. The universe is a universe of energies and those energies are formed and regulated by the laws of resonance, the science of Cymatics and the Divine proportions or golden section.
Kundalini Awakening : Kundalini Yoga Rising Course, How to awaken Kundalini ? Chakras, energy yoga meditation rising, tantra, pranayama, yoga, energy8. Kundalini Awakening : Kundalini Yoga Rising Course How to awaken Kundalini ? Updated nov-07 Occult-Advances.org Prior required knowledge : good Yoga and Pranayama training. click here and here to learn. DO NOT practice Kundalini awakening without a good yoga background and stop immediately if you feel heat inside. Awakening Kundalini progressively gives you more vitality and improves your abilities to feel and transform subtle energies.
Figure 1: Summary of sympathetic (A) and parasympathetic (B) autonomic neural outflows from the central nervous system. Figure drawn by the authors, incorporating material from Gray's Anatomy 31st Edition 1954, and from Cannon and Rosenblueth Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System , 1937. The term autonomic nervous system (ANS) refers to collections of motor neurons (ganglia) situated in the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, and to the axonal connections of these neurons (Figure 1 ). Autonomic pathways, together with somatic motor pathways to skeletal muscle and neuroendocrine pathways, are the means whereby the central nervous system (CNS) sends commands to the rest of the body. There are also CNS components of the ANS, including brainstem and spinal autonomic preganglionic neurons that project to the autonomic motor neurons in the peripheral ganglia.
One of the great mysteries of life, is how the vagus nerve can be so widely ignored. It’s the biggest nerve in the body and it extends from brain (starting near the carotid artery) and down through the chest cavity. It directly communicates with the lungs, heart, liver, blood vessels in the lungs, heart and gut, the stomach and small intestine, the pancreas, and the enteric nervous system, which I wrote about before . One of the big things it does, is get the parasympathetic nervous system to kick in. It balances out the whacked, adrenaline-crazed sympathetic nervous system, and gets us to chill out . It can head anxiety attacks off at the pass.
Introduction: This month's MOTM is an inorganic cubane complex known as the manganese-calcium oxide cluster, commonly referred to as the "Oxygen Evolving Complex" or OEC (also referred to as a photosynthetic water oxidase). The OEC is located on the oxidizing side of Photosystem II (PSII), and isolated within organelles known as , a plastid found in all plants and algae. The OEC is also found in one group of bacteria, the Cyanobacteria (formally called the "blue-green algae", a name now discounted since they are in fact bacteria). It is believed that the Cyanobacteria are the endosymbiotic ancestors of modern day chloroplasts. () In the case of higher plants and algae, the OEC is found embedded within , structurally differentiated into either stacked (grana) or diffused membranes within the stroma (stromal lamellae, the stroma is a term for the cytoplasmic region of the chloroplast).