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Revelations 12 12 - 17

Identifier

004470

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

In the Bible there is much emphasis on the disintegration of the universe – the slide into chaos.  This is often referred to as the  ‘apocalypse’.   But if we carefully analyse the visions the apocalypse describes the form disintegrating – but the function is not destroyed.  So the apocalypse is NOT a slide into chaos it is the disintegration of the ‘hard ware’ whilst preserving the ‘software’ for the next evolutionary step in hardware.

Only if the function had been destroyed as well can we say that chaos had been created.  In the quote, all the souls hid in ‘caves’ and ‘mountains’ spiritual places of refuge…

A description of the experience

Revelation 6
The Seals

 12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,

 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.

 14The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

 17For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"

The source of the experience

John of Patmos

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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