|A Cosmic Star Cloud|
There seems to be quite a kerfuffle in the past several decades, actually centuries over which world view is the most accurate. The world view of Science, (Materialistic Science that is,) versus Religion, or a Spiritually based orientation. For me personally, I have always understood that Science was articulating the Divine order in the Universe.
|Super Nova the Explosion of a Star|
The foundations of modern science that in many ways started in the 15th Century were all based on the work of highly reverent religious men seeking to understand the mechanisms of the Universe. Even Einstein admitted he wanted to know how God thinks. His universal equation e = mc2 or Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared is the basis for all modern understandings of physics.
An equation is an entity where items are equal with one another on opposite sides of the "equal" sign. If you move around the constants of Einstein's equation, mass can be understood as frozen light, mass is made up of light.
|Creation of the Sun Moon and Stars, St Issacks of Syria Skeet [http://www.monasterygreetings.com/Products.asp?PCID=314 Source])|
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
So in the beginning there was darkness, and then there was light.
There are scientists working at the Imperial College in the United Kingdom to create matter out of light. This experiment is being hailed as an expansion of a 80 year old theory, the scientists say, and modern technology will allow this to happen. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2632388/Scientists-finally-hope-turn-light-matter-80-years-trying.html
I say, that is delightful, pun intended. But it actually has already been done, and our very bodies carry this so called 80 year old theory in every aspect of our cells.
We are told in the dictum of esoteric Christianity and Hermeticism, "As above, So Below," which is taken to mean what happens on the earth happens in the heavens. In the Lord's Prayer we say "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven."
|The Milky Way|
Our night sky is teeming with a stellar community. Every cluster that the eye can see has a story and a name associated with it. New discoveries are allowing us to see millions of galaxies that occupy space, but what holds everything together is something called Dark Matter. Why is it that when you learn about stars, each one has a name and a story associated with it? For me it shows that the stars are living beings creating a spiral dance in the sky surrounding us in a community of love and harmony. Each star was uttered into existence by the Logos, or the divine Word of God. As we learn in Proverbs 8:22-23, one of the Wisdom Books of the Bible, “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was formed long ages ago at the very beginning, when the world came to be." This verse tells us that the creation of Holy Wisdom, the Holy Sophia was the first creation that allowed for the matrix, the container of the universe. His Logos created the being that holds the universe together. Science calls this being Sophia "Dark Matter."
A recent video narrated by Dr. Michelle Thaller from NASA shows that the elements that make up the chemistry of life, our bodies and all that surrounds us were originally the substance of the stars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUo-Q8hhvB0
I only disagree with her words that we are made up of "dead" stars, for me the substance of the stars is living and pulsating within me, within all of us, all of life, and the stars are the essence of the original Logos of the Divine that said "let there be light."
The ancients had a living relationship with the Divine, and saw evidence of Spirit in all of nature, in every activity, breath and word of humans. We were seen as the great connectors between heaven and earth. Every bodily organ had a star or a planet associated with it.
|The Universal Human by Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179|
|The Cosmos by Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179|
In Acupuncture there is a star associated with every acupuncture point in the body, twelve meridians for the twelve organs corresponding with the twelve months of the year, 365 points for the days in the year, and a star correspondence with every point. The points in a way can be seen as a portal for the heavens to enter the body.
|The Virgin of Guadalupe|
In the Madonna of the Apocalypse, we are told that she has 12 stars at her head, clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet. Most of the Black Madonnas are pictured with Stars on their heads or veils. The Virgin of Guadalupe has a mantle of stars, surrounded by a corona of sunbeams, pregnant with the saviour and the moon at her feet. The image is reminiscent of Revelations 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
|The Virgin of the Apocalypse by Rudolf Steiner|
The Madonna as art form is the aggregate representation of the universal human soul. The crown of 12 stars in Revelation represents cosmic forces, cosmic thinking as portals of the formative forces of the heavens coming into the soul of humanity. The Madonna is a picture of the future of the human soul, as how the Christ enters through purified thinking into the soul of humanity so we can birth him in our hearts and carry his will of universal love upon Earth.
|The Black Madonna of Cologne, Germany|
|Black Madonna of Antipolo|
At the beginning of John's Gospel, we are told, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life,and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
I see the parallels between what the Gospels and the Genesis narrative poetry reveals and what humans are discovering when they delve into the mysteries of existence with their telescopes and microscopes. I also see what the Black Madonna's are also telling us, that we are to open ourselves to the Cosmic Wisdom of the Logos, so we can birth the Christ within our hearts.
The Black Madonna's, The Virgin of Guadalupe are telling us we are made up of star dust, and are to receive Cosmic Wisdom to purify our souls so that we may Birth The Christ Within. Blessings on your Journey into the heart of your soul which comes from the heart of the Universe!