On the Warfare
of Consciousness and Knowledge
of Consciousness and Knowledge
The ‘war in heaven between Michael and his angels and the dragon and his angels’ is a war at the level of consciousness and Knowledge; a War of the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness; a war between the non-dualistic consciousness Created by God and the dualistic consciousness of the “self” (or the “ego”—symbolized by the “beast of the sea”), and the ‘thinker’ (symbolized by the “beast of the earth”); a war between the Knowledge received through Revelation and the knowledge (images and thoughts) of the dualistic consciousness.
The Knowledge of Revelation consists of the Knowledge Revealed through the Vision of the “Son of man”, the Revelation of the Memory of Creation, the Revelation of the Memory of ‘the Fall’ into the dualistic consciousness of the “self” and the ‘thinker’, and the revelation of the memories of previous lives.
The knowledge of the “self” consists of sensations and perceptions of, as well as behaviors within the space-time physical reality; memories and images of those sensations, perceptions and behaviors; and emotions associated with the formation, expansion and shattering of the images of the ‘spatiality’ of the consciousness of the “self” (referred to by Jewish mystics as the ‘shattering of the vessels’); whereas the knowledge of the ‘thinker’ consists of logic, the scientific method and other repeatable and verifiable evidence-based descriptions of the space-time reality.
Knowledge conveyed by the “Vision of Knowledge”, the “Tree of Life”, the “Night Journey” and the Revelation of “the resurrection”, because it is both non-spatial and non-temporal—that is, does not originate in either the ‘movement’ of self-reflection, the postulation of the thought of the ‘thinker’, or sensations and perceptions of the space-time reality—shatters the images of the ‘spatiality’ of the consciousness of the “self”, while stopping the ‘time’ of the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ (thus, the significance of the phrase in Chapter 12, verse 9 of the Book of Daniel “At the time of the End…”; and the phrase in Chapter 10, verse 7 of the Revelation of John “Time will be no longer…”; mistranslated in the Jerusalem Bible as “The time of waiting is over…”).
In other words, the confrontation between the Knowledge conveyed by Revelation and the dualistic consciousness is an annihilating conflict; as signified by the opening of the Sixth Seal, which symbolizes the annihilation of the ‘fallen’ consciousness, prior to the opening of the Seventh Seal, which symbolizes the receiving of the Vision of the “Son of man” itself.
And, because it “knows that its time is short”—or “its days are numbered” (with numbers specifically mentioned in both the Book of Daniel and the Revelation of John, the ‘fallen’, dualistic consciousness of the “self” denies Revealed Knowledge on the basis of images of ‘spatiality’, which it considers evidentiary (the Sadduceean perspective); whereas the ‘fallen’, dualistic consciousness of the ‘thinker’ contradicts Revealed Knowledge on the basis of the thoughts of the ‘thinker’ (the Pharisaical perspective), whose goal is nothing more than self-preservation of the dualistic consciousness against annihilation.
For example, in response to descriptions of the revelation of the memories of previous lives conveyed by the non-dualistic consciousness—that is, not consisting of images of the “self”—(Chapter 26, verse 19 of the Book of Isaiah Chapter 27, verses 52-53 of the Gospel of Matthew and Chapter 20, verses 34-36 of the Gospel of Luke) the consciousness of the “self” projects images of ‘spatiality’, solely for reasons of self-preservation, consisting of images of dead bodies arising from the grave; whereas, such images, being ephemeral and transitory—and, thus, inherently unreliable and unstable—the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ then expropriates metaphysical philosophy for the purpose of preserving those images and that ‘spatiality’ of consciousness by means of doctrine.
Being unable to form an effective image of the consciousness Created by God—the formation of images being crucial to the preservation of the consciousness of the “self”—and the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ being incapable of apprehending the Knowledge conveyed by that consciousness—the most common response of the ‘fallen’ consciousness is simply to deny the Message altogether; and to focus, instead, upon the messenger, resulting in the projection of images of evil and accusations of evil based upon images whose only goal is to preserve that ‘fallen’ consciousness at any cost; images and accusations of evil which are merely a prelude to violence.
It is that reaction, multiplied hundreds of millions of times, that will result in the “time of trouble” Prophesied by Daniel.