Why are the Jews spoken of in tradition and scripture as The Chosen People? Why was such a strict warning put in place to discourage scribes and scribblers from altering even the smallest bits of the Bible? Even as individuals and societies are maturing from magical and mythic to rational and trans-rational understandings of themselves and the world, answers to these questions seem to be emerging from the background noise – where, it seems they had been hidden in plain sight.
As Stan writes in his news letter, (Oct. 2011), from which I have excerpted and edited a few sentences, “A functioning science of consciousness would have real implications for personal health and global healing. For example… a caring minyan, (group of ten or more persons), can maintain and correct, if necessary the health of each of the individuals. Thus, if one member is deficient in some regard – has an illness or a limitation – they would be brought up to health by immersion in the waters of the consciousness of the entirety of the Minyan. By this means it might be possible to demonstrate the actual, objective healing qualities of a properly functioning minyan/assembly. Diseases of the mind, and also diseases of gene expression, might be directly affected. This is, potentially, a real effect that can be demonstrated to be either true or not. All of this and much more, comes with the recovery of meaningful structure to the letters and the alphabet as a whole.”
Remembering Arthur Clark’s third law of prediction which states, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So for those of sufficient nerve it is not unreasonable to suspect that someone left us a message very much like the Arecibo project and the Golden records placed on the Voyager Satellite. And that this technology lays out the blueprint for the loom with which Indra has woven Her net and fashioned all it’s jewels.
Does this subtract from our notions of G-d and the Divine origin of scripture? It need not. Understanding that all things “happen” in observance of law – laws of nature which can be no more or less than Divine law – no one’s belief system is diminished. Contemplative traditions are equally respected as phenomenology can be explained and or experienced at every stage of manifestation.
So: 1. Why are the Jews referred to as “The Chosen People?” Maybe this “refers” to the fact that they were given the assignment of preserving the integrity of the user’s manual/incubation box – not just the one for the human race but the whole world of form – the playground of consciousness!
And 2.) Why must we never alter the biblical text? The answer may be that embedded in these writings is information so important and so specific a single mistake would be catastrophic.
For example; Life depends upon water which must be composed of only two atoms of hydrogen and only one atom of oxygen. Very specific! Change one jot and every tittle is toast. This is a mild example of the extreme specificity of a multitude of life sustaining compounds.
In my estimation, Stan Tenen’s book is our latest, best chance of recovering a message known but lost then found only to be lost… and found again – a message that not only answers the big questions, but is in fact the medium wherein and whereby the whole show is preformed and reenacted, ad infinitum. Fruit containing a seed, the seed from which grows the tree which produced the fruit – information dancing in and out of form and the void. Sound familiar to you students of quantum “misunderstanding” and all who zing in the key of zen?
Stan is too much the scientist to speculate about the range of implication embodied in his work – but my intuition is screaming! What the world needs now is clarity, resolution and access life’s preservative and restorative process’s
In the beginning was the word. And then the word got written in a book. And then someone else wrote a book and the fight was on. Beyond knowledge of good and evil the world needs The Tree of Life – the source of life. A fruit tree bearing fruit which contains the seeds of another fruit tree is a picture with which readers of The Alphabet That Changed the World will become very familiar.
The Alphabet That Changed the World is not light reading. In my opinion it could have been better organized in an effort to make it more accessible to a wider audience – my only reason for rating four instead of five stars. But these criticisms are peripheral. The information Stan’s book contains is far too important to quibble over style and presentation. However difficult – just work it through. You will be well rewarded.
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