By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 9, 2020) ***
The findings of quantum physics, especially the results of the double-slit and quantum entanglement experiments, have wide-ranging ramifications that go even beyond our physical universe. There are probable hints on the nature of the virtual realities being displayed by the upper mind in ancient texts. The following ancient sources probably give us glimpses of those realities.
1. Epic of Gilgamesh
There is an account of the Garden of Eden in ancient Mesopotamian tablets containing the Epic of Gilgamesh, a 5,000-year-old ancient Sumerian literary work. During his spiritual voyage to the “Land of the Living”, Gilgamesh at last reached the ”Gateway to Heaven”. What he saw was astounding:
He saw an “enclosure as of the gods,” wherein there grew a garden made up entirely of precious stones. The magnificence of the place comes through the mutilated ancient lines: As its fruit it carries carnelians, its vines too beautiful to behold. The foliage is of lapis-lazuli; And grapes, too lush to look at, of … stones are made … Its … of white stones … In its waters, pure reeds … of sasu-stones; Like a Tree of Life and a Tree of … that of An-Gug stones are made … Thrilled and amazed, Gilgamesh walked about the garden. It seems that he was in a simulated Garden of Eden.
2. Book of Revelation
In the Book of Revelation 21:9-27, John of Patmos wrote about his apocalyptic “visions”, including a description of an apparent “heavenly” realm:
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels who carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal… And the building of the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it…”
3. The Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:10 of the Bible)
“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.”
4. Vishnu Purana 2.8 in Hinduism
“From that third region of the atmosphere, or seat of Vishnu, proceeds the stream that washes away all sin, the river Ganga, embrowned with the unguents of the nymphs of heaven… Falling from on high, she alights on the summit of Meru, and thence flows to the four quarters of the earth, for its purification. The Sita, Alakananda, Chakshu, and Bhadra are four branches of but one river, divided according to the regions towards which it proceeds.”
My interpretation of the ancient accounts above is as follows:
Have you noticed that the ancients often referred to the higher section of the mountain as the location of heaven? That location can be interpreted as representing the higher mind, as I have mentioned before. A strange similarity between the heaven in Hinduism and the Garden of Eden in the Bible is their being watered by a river that then flows out into four branches. It is unusual for a physical river to divide into four rivers, except in delta and floodplain areas. Usually, several rivers combine to form one bigger river. Obviously, the river coming from Eden and the summit of Mount Meru is a metaphor for something else, probably something similar to an information and/or power channel that enables a computer system on earth to operate.
The Mesopotamian and the Book of Revelation accounts are similar in the way they describe the celestial world. The comparison of the objects and structures there to earthly precious metals and gems indicates their high-definition or high-resolution properties. I imagine that it would be like watching a modern high-definition LED color television instead of a cathode ray tube TV of the 70’s. The clarity of the forms there are likely due to the more refined composition of the higher mind, which enables it to produce higher-quality virtual world in realities that are less unreal than our physical reality here.
(Thanks to pexels.com – Elly Fairytale for the nice photo above.)