Cubic shrines host the most sacred arcane for Abrahamic religions, namely Judaism, Christianism, and Islam, and are crucial to understanding the mechanics of prophecy. Concerning geometry, the Greek philosopher Plato, in his Socratic dialogues written around 385 BC, reproached his student Gorgias, saying to him: “You forget that geometric equality reigns, all-powerful, among the gods as well as among men.” This simple statement implies a deep knowledge of how the Sacred unfolds in the realization of God’s Creation.
Now the question is which geometry? Probably the best answer religions can give lies inside their most sacred place, the cubic shrines. Curiously enough, the 3 Abrahamic Religions associate the Sacred with cubic shrines. According to the biblical accounts, the holy of holies (Kodesh Hakodashim) of the Tabernacle built by Moses was a 10 × 10 × 10 cubits cube, and that of King Solomon's temple was also a cubic shrine but twice the size. To view the layout of Solomon's temple, go to slide 11 in the essay on alchemy.
In his Apocalypse, John describes the city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven, measuring 12,000 stadia in length, width, and height. The figures are symbolic and therefore require another level of interpretation for cubic shrines.
The Kaaba (the only standing of all cubic shrines) is the most sacred place for Muslims, situated inside Mecca's Great Mosque (Masjid al-Haram). According to tradition, Abraham and his son Ishmael constructed the shrine as an unroofed rectangle. It was rebuilt in pre-Islamic times (608 AD, 14 BH) by the Quraysh tribe, who ruled Mecca at the time.
It is convenient to superimpose its hexagonal and square presentations, to make sense of the different accounts of the cubic shrines in various scriptures and passages.
To do that, it is necessary to lay out first the four cardinal points always associated with cubic shrines. Then it is possible to inscribe the boundaries of the city of Jerusalem or the Garden of Eden inside a square following the indications given. Each of the cardinal points can be associated with 9 vertices (eyes in Sacred Scriptures) of the triacontakaihexagon. The doors, each having three eyes, are 12 in total. Their correspondence with the tribes of Israel (Jacob) might be inferred from the 12 tribe camps around the Tabernacle (Numbers 2: 3–33) —clockwise from the east: Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Reuben, Simeon, Gad, Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali. In the Apocalypse of John, there is a different account due to genealogical and behavioral considerations.
Since the radius of the regular hexagon in the middle is equal to the length of one side, the radius of the triacontakaihexagon is then 6 times that. The corresponding diameter is 12, the same length as the sides of the squared layout of cubic shrines.
The city of Jerusalem coming out of heaven has its moment where it is between heaven and earth. For this situation, the appropriate coordinate system would be a, t, and any of x, y, or z, where a and t represent the Anointed One (in perpetuity) and the Spirit (in time). One of the three earthly coordinates instead corresponds to the priest (a Man). These possible cubic shrines depict the configuration placing transcendent God in one of the lower corners, as the Black Stone of Abraham does in the Kaaba.
The polygonal development and all its symmetries deal only with the possibility to host the source eventually. These possibilities are the same for planes xy, yz, and zx. However, the final decision taken at the source might involve any of them or perhaps a different one representable in the coordinate system x, y, and z. Since there is total freedom in selecting the coordinate system orientation, there is always the possibility to match the plane of interest with one of the 3 mentioned before, to simplify graphical representations of cubic shrines.
Being the cubic shrines of the city of Jerusalem and the Garden of Eden, symbolic representations of particle creation at a new location, the sizes involved are in the order of Planck length. At some distance, the fields generated around them are circular for all practical purposes. The polygonal expansion of these fields and the transcription of sources take place at light speed.
As a result of the previous statements, there are infinite possible destinations for the transcription of the source—according to the scheme defined by cubic shrines. In turn, each of them could originate in one of the infinite planes hosting the transcription. The mediating agent in the transcription is the pair of counterrotations in the ancillary plane corresponding to that direction.
The details of how the pair of counterrotations generate the wavy behavior observed in physical particles displacements, requires knowledge of quantum mechanics. However, the essay on angel wings offers a detailed presentation for the lay reader.
References to the wavy or periodical phenomenology associated with the mentioned displacements abound in religious literature. The founder of illuminationism, Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi, answered a question from the Sufi master Abu Ali al-Farmadi saying, “most of the observed things are sounds of Gabriel´s wings.”
It is convenient to choose a coordinate system for the xyz manifold, such that transcription occurs along with one of its 3 axes, to facilitate the graphical representation of the stepwise transcriptions of the sources. The coordinate system orientation with the y-axis pointing down opens up space for additional drawings of cubic shrines in the upper left part of the illustration.
The role of the earthly human being in the dynamics of creation is to direct, within the xyz manifold, the transcriptions of the sources. This possibility to act as a co-creator, conceded to the masculine archetype, is beautifully exposed in Psalm 8: “What is the man that you are mindful of him? And what is the son of man, that you take care of him?… You have made him ruler of the works of your hands, and you have put all things under his feet …”
However, in the Bible, the couples formed by the three patriarchs and their consorts, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Rachel, were all sterile to generate patriarchal progeny. God had to come to the three women, Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel, to fertilize them to achieve patriarchal descent. In other words, the Bible explicitly states that the earthly human being is sterile and requires the intervention of the Spirit for its determination in time t and of the Anointed One for its realization in perpetuity a.
The masculine component of the earthly human being (Man, either on x, y, or z) in the cubic shrines only directs possibilities in space. The same message is in the Gospels when they refer to the sterility of the couples Joseph and Mary and Zechariah and Elizabeth to give birth to Jesus and John the Baptist.
The Holy Book of Islam is quite generous with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus of Nazareth, to the point of dedicating surah 19 (“Mary”) to her. There, it asserts her fertilization by the Spirit of God: “And mention Mary in the Book, when she moved away to a place in the east. So she covered herself with a veil. Then We sent her Our Spirit as a well-formed man, and He appeared to her.” The Koran also endorses the infertilities of Sarah and Rebecca in the “Hud” surah and Elizabeth in the “Prophets” surah.
The joint actions in cubic shrines of the Anointed One, the Holy Spirit, and Man, or in a religious sense priest or cleric, are well documented in Sacred Scriptures. However, it is not always evident, like in the case reported in 1 Samuel (Kings) 3. According to the Bible, God (through a) spoke to Samuel (t, he who listens to God) on four occasions; on three, the young prophet thought it was the voice of Eli (any possibility within earth, xyz). The successor to Samson was a judge, high priest, and mentor of the young Samuel.
However, Eli was despised by the Lord because of the iniquities committed in his house xyz. From the fourth call, the Lord sealed his relationship with Samuel, as can be read in the first book distinguished by his name: “And Samuel matured, and the Lord remained with him and did not let his words fall to the ground. And it was clear to all of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, that Samuel was a prophet of the Lord.”
The necessary intervention of the fourth component for the determinations of possible events in the lower triad corresponds to the Prophetic Seal mentioned in the “Al-Ahzab” 33:40 surah of the Koran (religion 4 and fourth).
On many occasions, Sacred Scriptures document the joint action of the Anointed One, the Holy Spirit, and Earthly beings. In Exodus 4:14 there is a play where God representing the Anointed One acts upon the Holy Spirit (Moses) and the earthly being (Aaron the priest): “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he speaks well. And now he is on his way to meet you and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and I will tell you what to do. He will speak for you to the people and will serve you as your mouth and you will be for him as God.” The above summarizes the internal workings of the permanent becoming of the always new glory of God.
Ja’far al-Sadiq, the 6th Imam, said: “The human form is the supreme evidence through which God testifies to his Creation. It is the book he writes with his hand.”… The concomitant acting of the Anointed One, the Spirit, and man in the transcription of sources culminates with their presence at the final destination. Then, a 6-days creation begins anew. In essence, this is the perpetual becoming of God’s glory and his ever-changing presence in nature represented by cubic shrines.
In the Zoroastrian Zend-Avesta, as in Yasna XXVIII, Asha—the divine righteousness and truth of reality embracing all of existence—is praised above all things. The Persian Islamic mystic, philosopher, and theologian Molla Sadra and the eminent Jesuit philosopher of Grenadian origin F. Suarez, a contemporary of his, also thought that the modes of existence constitute the true and only substance. For both, the cosmic becoming is a succession of ways of existing. This succession was called by Molla Sadra “substantial movement” (haraka jawhariyya), a term translated by the French philosopher H. Corbin as “the disquietude of being” (l'inquiétude de l'être). It is a denial of the immutable driven progressively toward its finality.
In a strict sense, there would be at each step a new creation preceded by nonexistence and succeeded in the action by its dispersion toward the empyrean—to be replaced then by a similar one but emergent and different, a new existence. Molla Sadra affirmed that the succession of ways of existence had neither beginning nor end because it was caused directly and at each step by an eternal being, God.
The movement of the substance would be a perpetual change of the divine presence in the cosmos. Following the Koranic statement in the “Beneficent” surah: “All those in the heavens and on earth ask about Him. Every moment He is in a new state of glory. Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?”
The Anointed One writing reality from the direction a is identifiable with Metatron (Henoch), the scribe who, according to Jewish mysticism, writes the Torah. For Islamic mystics, he is the First Intellect who writes with the sublime calamus a, the perpetual Muhammadan Reality (Haqiqat Mohammadiya).
The Sacred Scriptures offer many examples of the clockwork of prophecy and its realization described in this essay, the most eloquent are comparisons of transcriptions of the source with procreation. Such is the case of patriarchy, where the patriarch and their consorts (not their servant mates) on earth are sterile couples. These are the cases of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Rachel. God (through the Anointed One and the Holy Spirit) had to come to the three women to fertilize them. A similar situation occurs with the couples, Joseph and Mary, and Zechariah and Elizabeth, to give birth to Jesus and John the Baptist.
In the Gospel of John 3:4 we read: “…there was an important man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus. He approached Jesus at night… and asked him: ‘How is it possible for a man to be born again when he is old?… ’ Jesus answered by saying: ‘I truly tell you that if the birth of a man does not come from the water and the Spirit, it is not possible for him to enter the kingdom of God. ’”
The "Prophets Surah" of the Koran reveals Zechariah's supplication and Mary's fertilization as follows: “And remember Zechariah when he cried to his Lord: ‘O Lord! Do not leave me without offspring, though you are the best of inheritors.’”; “And remember her, who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her through Our spirit, making her and her son a sign for the worlds.”
The upper part of the following slide summarizes all the above for the Patriarchal descent, where Issac, Jacob, and Benjamin represent the earth/man triad, John the Baptist the air/Holy Spirit, and Jesus the quintessence/the Anointed One. When Jesus emerged from the waters, after being baptized by John, the Holy Spirit came from heaven as a dove Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, and John 1:32. In the lower part of the slide, the realm exemplified is that of an elementary particle whose spatial mechanics are mere possibilities until one of them is determined in time and realized in perpetuity.
Before leaving the subject, it is convenient to stress the following considerations. Experimental results in connection with J. Bell’s inequality, proving faster than light communication between entangled elementary particles, might suggest the existence of an additional independent direction where all created objects coincide. This direction could be what we called perpetuity and labeled a, where all existents share a unique location and get their epistemic realism—things exist even if not observed by humans—from the Anointed One to increase information locally on the knowledge of the design of God.
In connection with superdeterminism (free will doesn't exist), Arcane Truth's position is as follows. Creation within the aitxyz manifold is globally neutral and a carrier of the will of God. Earthly human beings dwelling within xyz are free to choose directions and locations in space but not in perpetuity a and time t. The Holy Spirit determines events in time as the Anointed One does in perpetuity according to their ultimate goals in favor of the design of God.
The previous slides on cubic shrines are just but a small sample of what you will find in “Fundamentals of the Creation.” This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the origins and meanings of the mysteries and symbols of religion and esotericism.
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Cubic Shrines last update: April 27th 2021.