8:1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, 4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
The seventh seal is opened. Finally, the crown centre (the pineal centre) is unsealed. The crown centre is where we communicate with the spiritual worlds. Before the crown centre was sealed, in the Atlantean period of human evolution, spiritual energies could descend into us through this centre. While this happened, we became essentially a puppet of the divine. The words we spoke—were the words of the heavenly being. Our actions were the actions of this being.
In the first period of the Atlantean Temples, this allowed the spiritual energies of the seven Temples to enter in to human evolution. Revelation calls these spiritual beings, the “seven angels who stand before God.” They are the “seven spirits before the throne.”
The story of Atlantis is the story of how different spirits were able to also enter in to consciousness through the crown centre. This happened when the temples became corrupted by negative spiritual forces. We have seen the results of this. Our spiritual nature became inhabited by these forces. They especially took up residence within the spiritual centres. For this reason, the higher spiritual forces sealed the centres off so that for thousands of years we were protected from further invasion by the negative forces without our permission.
After the resurrection, Christ as the Lamb, unseals these centres again. In the unsealing process, the old energies are released and expelled into the world. Finally, with the unsealing of the crown centre we come to a pivotal point. This is the decision point.
There is a silence in heaven. The hierarchy waits in expectation for us to make this decision. The seven angels are given trumpets. Whatever decision we make, new energies will be poured forth into us.
Another angel, which represents our real self, stands before the altar, that place where we communicate with the divine. At the decision point the future is briefly opened to us. If we are open to the real self, then we will inhale the incense and hear the prayers of the saints. That is, we will hear the voices of those who have gone before us and become united with the Christ. We now become able to hear the voices of the future. The changes which will come about in consciousness. We know that everything will change. We will endure the thunder and lightning of the storms of difficult incarnations. We will experience the earthquake which completely transforms our connection with the earth. We will commence a completely new relationship with the spiritual worlds. We will enter into the consciousness of Christ.
The Lamb opens the seventh seal, and there is silence. The silence is prelude to the music of the seven trumpets. This is the music of creation, because the seven angels are the seven spirits before the throne through whom the world comes into existence.
For today, let us meditate on silence, and on music. Listen to a piece of music you love. Listen also for the silences within the music. Silence precedes music, and music surrounds silence. Be aware of the freedom given to us by the deed of Christ, and listen with the inner ear, to the music of the spheres.
In occult circles we speak of the music of the spheres, and people in their meditations who can reach out and embrace this music are the people who have some connection with the gospel.
The beginning of this world, the beginning of this universe, started with music: a voice crying in the wilderness. But then a second thing came into it, another quality, the wilderness. This word doesn’t appear in the Greek at all, it has been translated that way. But what is a wilderness?
Wilderness means solitude. And if you want to understand something of the essence of the gospel you must have the solitude, the silence by which your inner ears can pick up the harmony of the atmosphere.
Rev Mario Schoenmaker, The Essence of the Gospel of St Mark, 1991 Lecture Series