Negative Aspects of Your Name

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Aquila wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:56 pmIt seems that archetypes or symbols that are often looked as merely positive and inspiring, include some kind of hidden difficult aspects that are easily overlooked. I think it relates with the general problemacy of monotheism as well; one aspect or cultural interpretation of god is so overwhelmingly strong and strictly dogmatic that its actual darker aspects have to be placed upon one or more scapegoats.

It was almost comical how my daily Zohar readings started to give me repeating eagle symbolism when we discussed our above change of thoughts. And interestingly enough, those places were once again almost purely positive. Did you know that for Jews, it is Moses who is the Eagle, and this comes from his uof niting the Right and the Left Hand Paths (i.e. the Sephirothic paths of Mercy and Judgement)?

For me personally the New Testament is more interesting than the old one, and Aquila or Eagle is similarly the sign of John the Apostle, after whom I have been named. Similar to Moses, in John's symbolism there are always two sides coming together (starting from the fact that there are two Johns in the gospels, the Apostle and the Baptist, and then John and his brother, &c.). John the Apostle is known simultaneously as Boanerges or "son of thunder" because he was so strict in his judgments, and yet "the apostle of love." Johannite Christianity is basically its hidden, esoterical aspect, that brings together the mysteries of love and knowledge. From the Jewish viewpoint, Mercy and Judgment.
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It has many, the most important of them to me are poisons, in literal and buddhist sense. I have thing for dangerous substances and it serves me a reminder that I'm alive and relatively well against all odds and expectations (the literal part) and why I think that is & what do with that (the buddhist part).
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Nefastos wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:24 pm
Aquila wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:56 pmIt seems that archetypes or symbols that are often looked as merely positive and inspiring, include some kind of hidden difficult aspects that are easily overlooked. I think it relates with the general problemacy of monotheism as well; one aspect or cultural interpretation of god is so overwhelmingly strong and strictly dogmatic that its actual darker aspects have to be placed upon one or more scapegoats.

It was almost comical how my daily Zohar readings started to give me repeating eagle symbolism when we discussed our above change of thoughts. And interestingly enough, those places were once again almost purely positive. Did you know that for Jews, it is Moses who is the Eagle, and this comes from his uof niting the Right and the Left Hand Paths (i.e. the Sephirothic paths of Mercy and Judgement)?

For me personally the New Testament is more interesting than the old one, and Aquila or Eagle is similarly the sign of John the Apostle, after whom I have been named. Similar to Moses, in John's symbolism there are always two sides coming together (starting from the fact that there are two Johns in the gospels, the Apostle and the Baptist, and then John and his brother, &c.). John the Apostle is known simultaneously as Boanerges or "son of thunder" because he was so strict in his judgments, and yet "the apostle of love." Johannite Christianity is basically its hidden, esoterical aspect, that brings together the mysteries of love and knowledge. From the Jewish viewpoint, Mercy and Judgment.
This was highly inspiring information. My knowledge of the Bible in general is very limited even though I find the words of Jesus important and read the gospels occasionally. Yet it is affirmative to notice that I have long been struggling with somewhat relevant challenges. I think this is something I should study more.

Well, it's appropriate that your new book has just arrived to the nearest post office. Maybe that is a good start for new interest in Bible :D
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My name puts alot of psychic pressure on me at times when I cannot "live up to it." When I am able to flourish creatively, it seems nearly perfect, but when that creativity is dampened in any way, the name becomes a constant reminder of that which I am currently not able to accomplish.
"Limited love asks for possession of the beloved, but the unlimited asks only for itself." -Kahlil Gibran
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