When a farmer orders his animals (beasts) around how is his use of authority different than when he is trying to influence a human being that he respects? The beast is composed of the people (the sea).
Compare being herded like cattle to being influenced as a thinking person. Why is the beast called the beast?
What is the sea that created the beast?
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Revelation 17:15
In the first verse of chapter 13 of Revelation we are told by John that the beast rises up out of the sea (waters):
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1
This “sea” or “waters” are the multitude of humanity as John explained in chapter 17:
The waters which thou sawest…are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Revelation 17:15
The beast is called the beast because he represents the mindless following of authority that most of humanity is subject to.
Among other things, the beast represents the tendency of humanity to revert back to the authority of a mindless God outside of us rather than the God who speaks from within.
As we progress I think you will be amazed at how accurate the symbology has portrayed the past, present and future, especially from 2,000 years ago.
The beast is really us, humanity as a whole, who is having difficulty leaving the old form and moving on to the kingdom of God. We (the sea of people) create the beast mainly by the power of our combined desire to be ruled by what we feel from the solar plexus rather than what we think from the heart and mind. Because most people fall into the trap of the beast, this powerful mindless authority also gains tremendous power and influence over the few who may otherwise see through it.
Advanced souls are often caught in the trap of thinking: “everybody does it this way, or everybody thinks this way so why question it?” Actually all young souls and many advanced ones do not even think to question. The mindless authority seems to so dominate that an alternative does not even occur to them.
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The Immortal is the story of an average truth seeker who stumbles across a fascinating teacher, only to discover that the man is John, the Beloved, the Revelator, an Apostle of Jesus, perhaps the most mysterious man in history, comes alive in this book. Legend has it that John never died and still roams the earth as a teacher. John finds JJ Dewey, the main character, to teach him the Twelve Keys of Knowledge to prepare the world for the new age of peace. The first question addressed in Book I is WHO OR WHAT AM I? The student gives all the standard answers…and they are all wrong. The lead character then realizes he is under the tutorage of no ordinary teacher and must apply himself in a quest for knowledge.
"The Beast" on this, and following pages, is taken from the initial writings by J.J. Dewey to the Keys of Knowledge discussion forum on the Internet. Eventually this became a chapter in The Unveiling which is an indepth, and totally unique explanation of the symbols and meaning of the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible and the New Testament. From Amazon:After almost 2000 years the key to understanding The Book of Revelation is finally manifest and it is not what you have been taught.First, it is important to understand common interpretations that are revealed to not be true. Among them are:
- The Beast is not a powerful Hitler type worldwide dictator.
- The mark of the beast has nothing to do with bar codes or a chip implanted in your hand or head.
- The letters to the seven churches have little to do with the seven churches.
- The two witnesses are not two prophets who will magically appear.
- When John said that the things in it will “shortly come to pass” he did not mean it would take 2000 years but he meant a short time just as we interpret the phrase.
The real meaning of the book is nothing like students have been taught but contains teachings in symbolic code disguised as an end of the world scenario to insure it would be included in the canon as we now have it. These teachings, previously hidden from view, tell the aspiring disciple how to tread the path that the Master has outlined. This is why the book was called the “Unveiling of Jesus Christ,” commonly mistranslated as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" - or in short "The Book of Revelation."
Joseph J. Dewey
Joseph J. (JJ) Dewey, born Feb 1945, has been a student of philosophy, metaphysics and the spiritual path most of his life and has taught numerous classes and seminars on a variety of avant-garde subjects.
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