The Path to Pentecost Day 28

Jean Duvet (French, ca. 1485–after 1561), The Angel sounding the Sixth Trumpet

13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the colour of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur came out of their mouths. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur coming out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.

20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Rev 9:13-21

When the sixth angel blows his trumpet, a major transformation begins. The story of this transformation will take us through the whole of chapter ten and halfway through chapter eleven. This transformation will cut us off from the old connections to the earth which we forged in the origins of physical incarnation, and create new connections with the spiritual worlds.

The lowest spiritual centre originated in the cord that linked us to the sea bed when our bodies were like plants floating in the shallow oceans. In some spiritual traditions it is known as the “root” centre, because it tethers us to the earth like the roots of a plant. It is also called the “gonads” because of its sexual function. Like the brow centre, the base centre is comprised of a collection of energy points, in this case four. Revelation calls these points, "the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”

The four points have four functions. They are connected with


Conception and reproduction


Energy flow

When the four angels are released, the energies of these four points pour into our psyche. This means that first our sexuality and sexual drive is called into question. We have to confront the meaning of our own sexuality. Then we have to confront how we are creating within life, both on a literal and metaphorical level. It is no accident that reliable birth control was developed in the twentieth century, giving control over conception to the woman, and taking it away from the man. Of course, these are not physical points, so the energy centres remain even if an operation like a vasectomy or hysterectomy removes the corresponding physical organ of reproduction. In fact, the expression of the energies as creative forces may even increase.

We are then confronted by the way we process negative thoughts and energies and eliminate them from our consciousness. Finally, a new energy, which Revelation calls the “great river Euphrates”, begins to flow up the channel which runs up the spine. The energy is able to move through all the centres which have become charged with the new Christ energies. It will eventually pour into the Crown Centre which will be the last centre to be opened, and then the old occult saying, “As above, so below” will be fulfilled. We shall be true reflections of our spiritual template, reharmonised with the spiritual worlds, and citizens of the new Christ consciousness which is descending towards us as the heavenly city of Jerusalem.

The image

Jean Duvet (French, ca. 1485–after 1561), The Angel sounding the Sixth Trumpet
Jean Duvet (French, ca. 1485–after 1561),
The Angel sounding the Sixth Trumpet, from the Apocalypse,
n.d., Engraving, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This engraving is full of anger, full of pain and suffering. It would be so easy to fall into this pain and suffering. What do we need to do? We need to “apply the Christ consciousness.”

With greater darkness, there is also greater light. The Christ is also in the world in our etheric bodies. If we strengthen the etheric, if we become quieter, more peaceful, more focused, more compassionate and more loving, then we also will be able to perceive the etheric Christ.

Today let us be aware that Christ is not distant, Christ is as close as our own etheric body, as close as each breath we take.

The presence of Christ is in the world now, His etheric body is already observable to the clairvoyant eye. Did you know that an etheric body can be enhanced, it can be made stronger? 

If you want to see the Christ, if He is in your midst, then all you have to do is to direct your etheric body towards Him. He takes from the substance of your etheric body and He builds up His own etheric body and then you can see Him like you could see Him at His resurrection. To many a clairvoyant eye the Christ has become visible.  

Rev Mario Schoenmaker, The Book of Revelation, 1983 Lecture Series

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