A Literal Analogy - The Lost Son

Shakespeare, John
John Shakespeare
I suppose that at some time, we're going to dive deeper into the analogies and prophecies that are contained within the New Testament.  This is a broad topic, and one that I don't take lightly, or without consideration regarding the depth of subject that we may be going into.  I approach this material from a writing perspective, as opposed to a religious one, and while be may broach the topic of reincarnation and possible karmic ties, I'm not going to spend this time convincing you of something that you may already know.  This isn't to say that I'm not a writer of the New Testament as we know it, this is only to say that I would not claim such a thing with as many lives that have since passed.  Also worth considering is the context of this material and how it relates to the Ancient Greeks, more specifically, how it relates to the writers’ lives prior to the birth of Christ.  A topic for a different time, perhaps.

If we are to examine the reality of an actual Return of the King, as laid out in the New Testament, we must also take into consideration the very real possibility of the many lives that we've all lived, since the time of Christ.  It would be wise for the audience to consider who these historical figures may have been, how those individual efforts affect the future and, quite possibly, how those efforts affected the future on his family's behalf.  This is asking those of you that remain open to the multitudes of soul-level memory to realize that while the New Testament may not explicitly detail reincarnation, the Egyptian mysteries do, in fact, go into greater detail regarding the soul's existence and the afterlife.  This is but one reason why we'll be using shamanism, as taught in the 20th-century, as an entry point into the larger Mystery Schools of Ancient Greece and Egypt.  And while these practices may be seen as dissimilar in and of themselves, they remain an excellent starting point when communicating with, and accessing, the subtle knowledge of our previous lives.

The Return of the Prodigal Son - Pompeo Batoni
The Prodigal Son - Pompeo Batoni
The witness of those things that are watching us is also influential when considering the New Testament as a sacred text.  The literal and figurative analogies and their interpretations tend to shift over time and can vary when studying lifetime to lifetime.  For example, the Parable of the Prodigal Son may have an entirely different meaning to the incarnate John (of Baptist fame), when viewed several lives later.  He, or she, in this example, is living a new life, with a different face, and presumably, a different name and birth family.  And this is where we'll begin to see the accumulation of karma, with both desirable and undesirable outcomes attached to each.  This is also where we recognize that the soul's purpose, or mission, changes from life to life.

As some of you may know, and practice, there is a literal expectation coming from the New Testament, and the teachings that surround it.  There is also a person, or group of people, that collected its stories, wrote it, disseminated its prophecies throughout the ages and claimed its truth as a matter of faith that spanned from life to life.  It's much easier to understand, and even more plausible when taking into consideration the many lives of its original author(s).  From the beginning, the writers of the New Testament have been bound with a sacred trust, a truth beyond all others; to protect, to preserve, and to endure until the very end when they are reunited.  And from lifetime to lifetime it goes, learning, listening, and doing their very best with what God gave them.

This lack of insight on the readers' behalf tends to lead to a misunderstanding regarding the relevancy of who the text applies to, when discussing the Second Coming.  Despite what preachers may be telling you, and despite what theologians and academics may presume, the prophecy that we're most concerned with, the prophecy that makes our time as uncertain as it is, is found in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, and the Lost White Brothers of Hopi lore.  This, of course, brings many legitimate concerns to the surface, and how it relates to colonialism with the suffering of indigenous cultures at the hands of European settlers.  This is not a question that I will answer alone and these are not topics that I take lightly, as such, I remain mostly informed by my own spiritual awakening and the messages that have been conveyed.