First a formless mass of light,
then the firmament of stars,
then sun and moon,
then sea and land,
then reptiles, and birds,
then beasts, and man,
and then, contemplation…
If the ‘candlestick vision’ which opens the Book of Revelation,
is an allusion to the Menorah,
then the central figure of that vision
stands for the earth-sphere and all of those who dwell in that realm.
Genesis posits two earthly creation models, the first is based
on the Babylonian planetary scheme which the Hebrews
reformulated as the Elohim and symbolised by the Menorah.
This takes seven days, or one week and occurs in Spring.
The second is based on a Canaanite model in which
darkness gradually assimilates light, and takes one day,
or twenty-four hours, and occurs in Autumn.
There is nothing at all primitive about creation models
which recognise a world established by
days, weeks, seasons, and years, which are natural rythmns,
quite the contrary.
The Old Dispensation grants Heaven
to Lucifer and Earth to Adam,
but afer the Fall, Man and Fallen-Angel
vie for ascendancy of the earth-sphere,
until Noah and the Flood when the
earth-sphere is redeemed for all time.
The New Dispensation
projects the contention for the earth-sphere
into eternity but substitutes ‘Eve’ for Adam.
If we detect in the above an over-plus of polarity,
then we might wish to attend to that.
The formless mass of light lasts from 12am to 3am.
The firmament of stars is formed from 3am to 6am.
The sun and moon hold sway from 6am to 9am.
The sea and land emerge between 9am and 12pm.
Reptiles and birds arrive between 12pm and 3pm.
Beasts and man turn up between 3pm and 6pm.
From 6pm until 9pm is a time set aside for contemplation.
Which leaves just three hours.
Three days is the traditional period of time for transition
from one state of being to another during initiation ceremonies.
But this leaves no time for sleep?
The awakened are not asleep.