What an image to incorporate beneath the Temple scene. We see the biblical patriarch Moses kneeling down before the burning bush. Note the number of branches here. I mean, who hasn’t looked at the Menorah with its Seven candles and pondered the Seven churches or the seven chakras. Without even delving too deep into the esoteric we can still derive that Moses is having quite the clairvoyant experience here.
God is about to impart His Divine Will on Moses and send him on his way to save his people. Now, I know some of you want to get technical on me and dispute whether or not the Israelites were ever in captivity. Trust me I have read all the reports you have and discussed the matter in detail with rabbinical scholars far better educated than most. We all struggle to accept the historical accuracy of the story and know it probably never happened.
Fun fact, this is a site dedicated to the Ancient Mysteries. Rudolf Steiner, an expert on the occult science of his day, personally taught Anna May-Rychter, and The Triptych Grail is a painting of purely mystical implications. Sola Literalis may be the official view of the day but I guarantee you it only counts for a portion of the Wisdom found in this painting. We must set our intellectual prowess to the side and ask ourselves what the spiritual implications of Moses and the Burning bush are.
See, Kabbalah teaches that Egypt and Israel are internal states of being. Nowhere in the Bible is this lesson more pronounced than it is in the epic duel that’s about to become Moses’ life. This is the first real showdown between a purely material society- that’s what Egypt represents- and the Chosen people who are called to worship in Spirit. See, when we feel Divine energy coursing through our being and around us we are left with a choice. Do we want to bend the world to our Will or bend our Will to the Divine? It’s one of those subtle realizations that crops up within devoted meditators.
Look closely at the center of the Burning Bush. אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh,” or “I am that I am” in English, is written around a disk at the center of the Menorah. The classical Jewish interpretation of said Menorah is “seven lamps that allude to the branches of human knowledge represented by the six lamps inclined inwards towards, and symbolically guided by, the light of God represented by the central lamp.” That I am presence IS at the center of all who look within.
I want you to consider what is written here and really contemplate what that means. The six lamps of human knowledge are inclined inwards towards God. “I am that I am” is the light of the central lamp. A lamp depicted at the base of the Temple in this painting.
What is being implied here?
Might I recommend setting your intellect to the side a moment. Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh is a wonderful mantra to meditate on. Chant it in Hebrew while you think it in English. Allow its meaning to wash over you as you contemplate its meaning. Some things are better left to the Spirit to discern for itself.
Tomorrow we’ll flex on Steiner’s love of Hebrew some more and dive into why he felt this phrase is so important. In the meantime, work that mantra into your meditative practice. It’s deeper than mere syntax. That’s all I got guys. Thank you so much for reading