Eating Books, Human Flesh, and Horsemeat

Quantum physics expresses the inner workings of deep nature. If Scripture contained a quantum vocabulary, as I have maintained, it would describe the inner workings of God’s revealed wisdom. In physicist David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum physics, there is a deeper or implicate order in nature containing hidden variables. Scripture tells us that everything in the manifest universe emerged from God’s Word (John 1:1-3). This means that quantum physics is a real expression of the architecture inherent in Scripture.

However, to personally acquire a quantum vocabulary and gain access to the inner richness of the Lord’s Sacred Word requires some further mental rumination and digestion on our part.

Imagine if after eating a hamburger, it remained a hamburger in the stomach. Not only would your body not derive its proper nutriment, the hamburger would begin to spoil and have a toxic effect.

Same with Scripture, especially when after reading a biblical verse, it stays as it is in the mind. Atheists correctly observe the toxic effect that religion has on the human mind – as when people despise and fight each other over the different subjective interpretations of the Bible.

The Lord’s Holy Word was written specifically in a way that provides spiritual nutrition for our souls. That is, its real nutritive potency lies deeper within, and must be distilled from its literal sense. However, the results may be so unexpected for our habitual mind that inner indigestion can result.

Knowing this, and getting in the right frame of mind, we can begin to start dealing with some of the very strange ideas expressed in the Bible.

In Revelation 10:9, John asks an angel for a special book and the angel unexpectedly tells him to eat it. John is then informed that the book will first taste sweet in the mouth but become bitter in the belly. Translating this strange scenario into its equivalent quantum vocabulary, where the meanings of terrestrial words become more expanded, things can begin to make more logical sense. This story teaches us that the information in a book from God can first seem quite pleasant, but after it is further broken down into its constituents, we may learn more than we can handle at that particular moment. (After all, we are tapping into Infinite Wisdom.)

Let’s look at other “odd” biblical passages.

In Revelation 19:17, an angel calls upon the birds in heaven to gather for the “supper of God.” This glorious Divine feast will feature the flesh of kings, army commanders, and horsemeat. Or, is there a more elevated meaning to this?

At the Last Supper, the Lord similarly asks his disciples to eat of his body and drink of His blood. I would become an atheist in a nanosecond if an intimate relationship with God required ritual cannibalism. But even using bread and wine to represent Christ’s body and blood should be a clear signal that symbolism is being used. Bread and wine would have more relevance to our salvation if it signified the higher and non-material values of spiritual love and truth, which feeds and quenches the soul. Do we not hunger for greater meaning and thirst for truth in our innermost being?

In Isaiah 9:20 we read “they shall eat every one the flesh of his own arm.” This desire to eat “flesh” represents a human psychical appetite that desires only corporeal things rather than God things.

The Lord’s Second Coming, and descent of the Holy City, The New Jerusalem, involves an awakening of a higher cognitive function in the human race, which has atrophied over time. Revelation involves a further metabolizing of the literal words in Scripture.

Does this information cause you any mental indigestion?

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to Eating Books, Human Flesh, and Horsemeat

  1. As trite as it may sound after 26 years as a fulltime practicing naturopath we’ve develoiped a Spiritual diet & nutrition to support higher cognitive function. What Ib call a Prana positive diet based around Ayurvedic principles.

    I hope you can get a chance toi check us out at your leisure.

    Warmly Glen F Rees

  2. thegodguy says:

    Thank you for your comment. I am sure some of my readers will find your information interesting, including myself.

    While it makes obvious sense that a wise system and approach to nutrition can make conditions favorable to support higher cognitive function we need to see information as “food” itself. The mind prepares information for our spirit just as the stomach and intestines prepares terrestrial food for the physical body.

    However, all truly Sacred Texts have deeper levels of “nutrition” that the modern mind, being engrossed in worldly matters, is no longer able to metabolize. One of the purposes of my blog is to first inform people about this deeper nutrition, then assist them in its proper metabolization.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

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