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Was the Decalogue received by Moses then, from God, engraved in stone? Or is the entire legend of Moses symbolic to illustrate a profound spiritual point? The knowledge of spiritual imperatives evidently preceded the dawn of the written languages. In the legend Moses is linked to the River Nile. He is taken from the river as it were, the river system that became one of the cradles of civilization, together with Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.
Egypt and Mesopotamia where poles of the great fertile crescent that would likely have seen continuous population movements between them, especially since both regions are unequally affected by changing climate patterns. The vast river system of Mesopotamia has its source in the northern region that is vulnerable to drought conditions.
In comparison, the Nile has its source in the Equatorial region where rainfall is plentiful and dependable as the result of the upwelling air currents in the Intertropical Convergence Zone.
The dependable agriculture along the Nile would have brought people into Egypt during drought conditions, who took Egyptian culture back home with them upon their return. The Decalogue may have been one of the items of culture that spread along this route from Egypt. It was likely developed in Egypt by an early priesthood of a monotheistic ideology that may have had its origin in advanced cultures that emerged from the last Ice Age, like that of the builders of the Giza Pyramids.
If one compares the pyramids that were built during the times of the pharaohs to serve as their burial places, with the great Giza pyramids, it becomes apparent the pyramids of the pharaohs were primitive imitations.
The Giza pyramids are of a class unsurpassed to the present day, in quality of design and precision of construction. They far supersede what the Egyptians had been able to achieve.
Contrary to the claims of Egyptology, the Giza pyramids were likely built 12,800 years ago, according to the alignment of the Sphinx with its image in the sky in the form of the constellation Leo.
In this case the Giza complex would have been built by a culture intensely familiar with the sky, as an advanced culture would have been under the dark sky of the Ice Age.
The Giza pyramids are so far advanced in mathematical features, sheer physical size, and fine precision in alignment and construction details, that they stand today as monuments of wonders from an ancient world. There is no way possible that these feats of human genius and creativity that the Giza complex present us, would have been possible in an oligarchic imperial civilization.
It is interesting to note that the positioning of the pyramids closely matches the alignment of the stars of Orion's belt, to which also specific references are built into the pyramids themselves.
The point is that the ancient builders had developed a keen scientific sense on a wide range of subjects, and in this context had developed a recognition of an intricate unity among humanity and the universe, and a recognition of a divine Spirit and Mind being reflected in all.
The Giza pyramids represent a quality of culture that has been lost, of which only minute aspects appear to have remained, some of which were later compiled into a code of law that was eventually written down and then presented, highly enriched with 'theatrical' drama, spiritual discoveries, and political imperatives, according to the need of the time.
In today's world but a shadow cast in stone remains of what once was in the grand theatre of history in which a man, later dubbed Moses, had played a role in providing a link between a past that was fast fading, and an uncertain future that was shrouded in the unknown.
It is unfortunate that the culture of the ancient builders has become lost so completely that no knowledge has remained of how the feat was done.
The culture of the builders may have perished in the cataclysmic event that appears to have buried much of the Sahara with a shower of sand, perhaps derived from a swarm of asteroids intruding into the earth's atmosphere. If such was the case, the intruding asteroids would have been fractured into dust by their electric contact with the ionosphere, similar to, only much larger in scale, than the Tunguska event in Siberia in 1908, that had instantly levelled 2,000 square kilometers of forest.
Rock drawings in the Sahara indicate that today's great desert was once a lush region with rivers, swamps, and a abundant wildlife.
This engraving of a sleeping antelope would not have been created if the animal had not lived there.
Today the region is a barren sea of sand, with only engravings remaining of the evidently once green landscape that supported wildlife.
The culture of the builders of the pyramids was likely buried with the animals that lived there.
Of the civilization of the builders only a small remnant may have remained. It may have been those few who may have preserved in their own living the spiritual knowledge of the great builders. These few, may have become the leaders and teachers in the new civilization when the region was resettled, and became what is now called, Egypt.
When Egypt became imperial in nature, which is the opposite trend to spiritual development, the spiritual priests may have feared the loss of the monotheistic spiritual culture that they had brought with them from their, by then, ancient background.
The system of empire and oligarchy is built on the denial of the Spirit of the Universe, the Spirit of God, being reflected in man and humanity. By its very nature the system of empire and oligarchy is a system of blindness that denies the value of man and its creative and productive capacity, its science, its intelligence, and so on, that reflect the boundless capacity of divine Mind reflected as man. Thus, the system of empire excuses its master's freedom to enslave society, steal from it, to destroy its culture and science, and to control it with fascism and war, and degenerative idealism that generates a sense of impotence.
The system of empire and oligarchy, and all of these destructive aspects combined, are one single package, and this 'one,' is what may be termed the 'infinite crime.' This package is lifeless. It is a dead horse. Its heart is useless wealth. Its deity is made of stone. When the spiritual priests saw Pharaoh turning his face towards this 'death' of lifeless ideals, they saw the writing on the wall. Thus they seemed to have codified and summarized what they knew, and spared no effort to convey it to whoever would listen.
They also may have engaged other cultures that had come into Egypt, who could still be inspired, and may have aided these 'visitors' on their return home from Egypt to serve as carriers in their heart of the spiritual treasure that was no longer safe to endure in imperial Egypt.
Moses was probably one of the spiritual priests. He evidently played a critical role in preserving the science of monotheism that bestows incredible value onto man.
It may have been through Moses' effort, in conjunction with other cultures, that the monotheist ideology was spread through the old world that was likely mainly concentrated throughout the fertile crescent.
The some degree the Mosaic efforts appear to have succeeded as the monotheistic ideology remains widely recognized and honoured to some degree. The success though, at the time of Moses, appears to have been small.
Much of it was lost when Mesopotamia became an empire that extended itself far and wide and even overtook the ancient culture of Egypt.
And so, Babylon, that once stood at the center of the cradle of civilization, became the 'whore of Babylon' as it was referred to in Bible language, when it became an empire of oligarchy with all that the package includes.
Babylon became an empire, or incorporated into an empire that spread its dark wings from the Mediterranean all the way to India.
It may have been the beginning of that, which Isaia lamented, in chapter 14, saying:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Still, in spite of the spreading dehumanizing culture of war, domination, quest for power, and so on, the Decalogue had remained standing in the background of human culture and was maintained through the ages, and grew in recognition of its substance to slowly become a supporting foundation for civilization. It still stands today.
Moses is honoured throughout the world for this fundamental law, including in the halls of America's Capitol.
The Decalogue is also still honoured for its substance, perhaps even more so than ever.
America's spiritual pioneer, Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, wrote:
The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science. It inculcates the tri-unity of God, Spirit, Mind; it signifies that man shall have no other spirit or mind but God, eternal good, and that all men shall have one Mind.
Mary Baker Eddy also saw it as a key stone of spiritual science. She is reported to have said to one of her long-time secretaries:
You are Spirit
If God is Spirit and is All in all, then all is Spirit, including us. This applies to all that God is: Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Principle, Intelligence, and Substance.
This is the essence of the First Commandment, that we recognize ourselves in the same terms with which we recognize God, that is, with the same quality and characteristic, rather than seeing ourselves as small underlings to anything, much less as underlings to empire. It appears that this had been understood in ancient times, or else the pyramids could not have been built.
When people look at the pyramids today, they say that what they see is not possible for a primitive people to build. They say that aliens for outer space must have built them. They say that these gigantic marvels in stone can't be built without railways, electric cranes, diamond saws, and machine tools. Fortunately, the builders didn't know this. They didn't think that small, and so they did it. The power for the building is not in steel, but in the mind that is divinely infinite.
Yes we are Spirit. The entire universe is Spirit. Modern physical science tells us that there exists not a single speck of matter in the universe.
Physical science tells us that what we see and touch is made of atoms that are themselves but empty space that is thinly occupied by particles that are a million times smaller than the shapes they create, which collectively form the physical universe. And these particles themselves, are likewise recognized as but creations of harmonizing principles that cause moving points of energy to become intelligently arranged, so that the universe is without exception the dynamic construct of harmonizing, creative principles, without which nothing of substance would exist. The universe simply would not exist without them. In this sense, Yes, we are Spirit, and carry on the creation of Spirit.
Rembrandt illustrated this higher concept with his art. He illustrated the Spirit that has shaped us and our culture. Art presents ideas of Spirit in evermore advanced physical forms that work with such power that a single line with a pencil can speak volumes, in which also he saw his own image.
The art though, is not in lines that he drew, or the colors he chose, but in the spirit of the creation of Spirit that he beheld in the mind when he looked at others, including his children.
He conveyed spiritual beauty that cannot be conveyed in any lesser form.
The details are not the important part, but the Spirit is that the details coming together, convey. And there are many such details presented across the world.
For example, if one recognizes God being reflected as life, and man as the highest manifest, it becomes inconceivable then that one would kill another person. This means that the law of the First Commandment becomes fulfilled, not by the force of will, but by the beauty and power of the divine Spirit that is the substance and intelligence of all there is. In this sense, humanity and civilization are spiritual through and through.
When we see these things of Spirit happening in the world, as we bring them out in our living more and more, then the things that we shouldn't see will no longer happen. They become impossible to do. At this point civilization is on track. We are on the mark. The law is fulfilled.
Then we will re-write the Decalogue slightly. We will replace the phrase 'Thou shalt not,' with a new phrase.
We cross out as invalid, all 9 of the tragic elements, the 9 'Thou shalt not' and put in their place, relating to the ugly things: 'Impossible: We can not,' because it isn't doable any longer.
When we get to this point, we have come home to reality. This means, when we recognize and understand the active governing principle of the universe and man as one package, we can't possibly mess up and do the wrong thing. This will be impossible then. This may be the only thing then that we cannot do. We are not there yet, but are getting closer.
When we get there, wars and terror had their days of tragedy, fading into oblivion, becoming forgotten. The same will be said to the burning of food in automobiles, the creation of poverty, the policy for depopulation, the waste of homelessness and unemployment, and so on.
When the ancients saw the package of empire and oligarchy being put together, rather then being terrified, they put together a gift for us with which we can untie the package, empty it into the trash bin, and have a future.
In the process of getting there, we will also add something to the positive side, to the First Commandment. We will add the phrase, 'Everything is possible, we can do!' Yes, we can do everything that is constructive, uplifting, enabling, enriching. We can do it all.
That's what the ancient builders had said to themselves when the idea emerged to built a complex of pyramids. Their answer evidently was, we can do this. And so, they did it.
When the designers asked, is it possible to level the rock-base to build the pyramids on, perfectly. The builders probably nodded and said, we can do this.' And they did it. They got the entire area flat to within 15 mm.
The designers may have further asked, can you cut 2.3 million stone blocks that you need for the big pyramid alone, and lay them perfectly square, with each side for the big one measuring 756 feet? They would have nodded again, as they knew they could do anything. They placed the four sides, altogether more than 3,000 feet in length, with a 58 mm overall accuracy.
'Can you make the ratio of the perimeter to the height, a perfect 2 phy?' the designers may have asked. 'Sure we can,' the builders would have said. They accomplished the feat with an accuracy of 5/100th of a percent.
Can you get the sides aligned perfectly to the spin-axis of the Earth, the Meridian? the designers may have asked. 'Why not?' the builders would have replied. They succeeded amazingly, with an accuracy of 3/1000th of a degree.
They probably said we can do this. Thus they built the most accurately aligned structure ever known, and the tallest, that would not be superseded for 12,000 years. And they didn't built just one of them. They built three, and to show off what they could do, they aligned them with the stars.
This is the result that one gets when the First Commandment is fulfilled.
What the ancients had pioneered is of critical importance for us today as we face the start of the next Ice Age in potentially 30 years time. That's when most of the world's agriculture becomes disabled. To compensate for the loss, a new agricultural base will have to be built across the tropics, afloat on the oceans for the lack of land in the tropics. The necessary project promises to become a giant undertaking. However, the physical resources for this exist. The energy resources exist likewise. Even the technologies exist. But will we respond, like the ancients had? Will we say, 'sure, we can do this?' Will we say, 'We can do everything that needs to be done?'
The answer evidently depends on how we respond to the First Commandment. It involves a complex question that few are willing to consider in today's world. Still, we have the capacity to be fast learners.
The most-far-reaching element of that question is the most critical element of it. The First Commandment demands us to recognize the universe as Spirit instead of matter. The difficulty here appears to be the same as that of recognizing the universe as being actively powered by electric plasma streams that pervade cosmic space, instead of seeing everything as being isolated, dependent on the mercy of resources deemed inherent in matter.
To say that electric plasma in space does not exist, is like saying that Spirit doesn't exist, that all is matter and its manifestation, with every sun burning up its hydrogen fuel towards its entropic heat death. On this material platform we have come to the stage where our energy fuels are becoming rapidly depleted. While the final depletion of everything may be still a few hundred years distant, the fuel resources that we find on our planet are definitely finite and won't get us through the next 90,000-year deep freeze by any means, much less provide the needed energy for an infinite future.
In contrast, to say that all is Spirit, opens up the door to the acknowledgement of the electric universe that brings active electric energy resources to our door for the grasping, for a future that can never be depleted.
This Spirit versus matter conflict is the most critical aspect that the First Commandment puts before us at the present time. It bids us to open our eyes and behold our boundless future, where on a lesser, material, platform no hope remains.
Ironically, it is the mythical Moses who says to us in our modern times, 'no don't be discouraged, just open your eyes and rejoice; you have more than just hope, you have the greatest power literally in your hands for an energy-and-industrial revolution beyond what you yet imagine as possible. Don't make the mistake the Israelites made. Open your eyes and behold the infinite.