Leon Moscona

Archetypal Structure of the Heavenly Jerusalem-II

The Ten Commandments of God, given to Moses on the Holy Mount Sinai, are one of the greatest spiritual event in the history of humankind and constitute the basis of monotheism! In essence, they are at the foundation of the whole Indo-European cycle. Source: moses-ten-commandments-harston_1162245_inl

In the previous Post, I  introduce some main archetypal structures of the Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, such as The Centre, The three concentric circles, The Cycles, The Day/Night Cycle, The Four Seasons Cycle and The Processes of Involution and Evolution. Now, I will introduce other important archetypal characteristics of the suggested Zodiac-Mandala.

The Messengers

The Divine Spirit never abandons humankind whatever phase it may be passing through. The creative Spirit of G-d, through Metatron and his Manifestations, leads humankind continuously through the cosmic-spiritual processes of involution and evolution, of spiritual Night and Day, in order to fulfil His great cosmic plan. In every cosmic-spiritual season   G-d sends His messengers, prophets and initiates to help humankind on its spiritual journey. In accordance with the ‘season’ and the state of development of humankind, every Divine Master shows the path towards G-d and reveals a magnificent ‘seasonal picture’ of the whole Universe. For this purpose, every Divine Master appears in all three worlds of the Universe with a perfect physical, celestial and universal bodies enabling them to live freely in every world of Creation.

The Gates of Initiation

All points of the inner circle of the presented Zodiac-Mandala in the previous Post (26/04/2024), symbolise the impulses which the Divine Masters (and their initiates) carry for the spiritual evolution of humankind on Earth. Each Divine Master activates a new phase in the development of the human being, reveals new spiritual realities and sows the seeds for a new civilisation. It is the spiritual impulses brought by the Masters that give the creative energy which forms all the fundamental structures in the life of human beings and society at every level – religion, culture, arts, science, and so on. The Divine Masters also show the way (in accordance with the ‘season‘) to the higher levels of Being and union with G-d. Thus, the points of the inner circle of the Mandala represent the Masters, appearing in celestial bodies, as Gates of Initiation into the higher heavenly worlds. Through these Gates of Initiation, the human beings have to enter into the Spiritual Schools of the Souls in the various world religions.

 The Temples of Initiations 

On the scheme the inmost circle represents the entry into the highest Divine world of the three-fold structure of the Universe. Human beings can enter into this world only by merging with the universal body of one or another Divine Master. This mystical process means receiving the Initiation of the Master. So, if metaphorically we called the points of the inner circle – Gates of Initiation, now we can call the points of the inmost circle – Temples of Initiation. In these Temples of Initiation, the human Beings study in the Mystical Schools of the Spirit in the World of Creation (Beriah). From the celestial Temples they could contemplate the whole three-fold structure of Creation revealed by the world religions. We can call them Temples, Mansions, Palaces, Gardens, Worlds, but in essence they encompass the totality of the Universe and enshrine life in the presence of   G-d. Each celestial Temple represents a unique aspect of Creation and the wholeness of the human being as its micro-model. Figuratively speaking, we can relate each celestial Temple to a unique metaphysical architecture modelling the Universe. The Highest Priests and Priestesses in the Temples are the Masters themselves and their feminine counterparts. They manifest one or another universal principle of God and fill the whole Temple with Divine Light, Love, Wisdom and Truth. The Masters, surrounded by their closest disciples (initiates, saints, apostles, bodhisattvas), in union with their feminine counterparts, perform an eternal Divine Service before myriads of their followers. They shine with dazzling white light which integrates all colours of the Divine Rainbow and reveals the ultimate Truth about God, Creation, and the human being. All Temples have a common altar – the Throne of God from where the Masters and their feminine counterparts perform the eternal Service. In each Temple, however, the altar (the concept of the Throne of God) takes a different form, the one most appropriate and inspiring for the followers of the particular tradition.

The Four Cardinal Points 

The four cardinal points of the Mandala mark the changes of the spiritual seasons. The initiations at these points are of crucial importance. Each one of them reveals a different picture of the Universe and initiates a new phase in the evolution of the human being. Seen in this light, the initiations at the cardinal points are the main cosmic gates – southern, western, northern, and eastern – to the spiritual reality of the Holy City. So, all the remaining initiations through which humankind has passed in the course of history can be inscribed within this cycle – for instance, the initiations of Hermes, Moses, Zoroaster, Lao Tzu, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato, Muhammad, Bodhidharma and many others. All these initiations have a definite place in the inner circles of the Mandala at one or another of the important points on the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac. Thus, the spiritual Zodiac Mandala gives a great overview of the spiritual history of humankind and the place, role and significance of each one to the initiations.

The Twelve Gates of the City

We can compare the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem with a gigantic cosmic-spiritual Zodiac with God as the Spiritual Sun at its centre and the four cardinal points marking the change of the seasons. Then, analogous to the astrological symbolism, we can imagine twelve signs of the spiritual Zodiac which will be determined by the type of correlation between spirit and matter, light and darkness, objectivity and subjectivity – i.e. all the categories which constitute the spiritual seasons and affect the evolution of the human being. Following this analogy, we can envisage, in addition to the initiations at the cardinal points, initiations at the rest of the twelve signs and at many other important points on the Zodiac – i.e. in the middle of the signs, around the cardinal points and so on. In fact, all points of the inner circle of the Mandala (their number will be a function of the structure of the spiritual Zodiac) are important and mark either specific initiations, or at least significant aspects of some of the main initiations. Thus, all the remaining initiations through which humankind has passed in the course of history can be inscribed within this cycle.

The Great Cosmic-Spiritual Year in the History of Humankind

Having passed along the cosmic-spiritual path, humankind will return to the Kingdom of God enriched by many spiritual experiences and various initiations. Each initiation, however, regardless of the time it was given to humankind, is not lost from God’s memory, but remains to shine throughout eternity as a spiritual jewel. After its return to the Kingdom of God, humankind will resurrect all initiations through which it has passed and experience them as the ‘many rooms in the Father’s house’. Thus, by the grace of God, it becomes possible to go beyond the stream of cultural-historical time and to transform diachrony into synchrony. In other words, we can rise above the cycle of the cosmic-spiritual seasons in the evolution of humankind and encompass the whole macrostructure of the spiritual Zodiac in which the various initiations find integration. Therefore, the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem is a basis for the integration of all religions. Although they have very different ways, often even opposing, due to the particular cosmic seasons in which they flourish, they come from one and the same spiritual centre of Being and lead back to it. The knowledge of their differences and their essential unity will allow the misunderstandings between religions to be transcended and combined work for the descent of the Kingdom of God on Earth to begin. Moreover, the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem will open up the possibility for easy passage from the spiritual world of one religion into the spiritual world of another. Thus, the followers of the different religions will become free citizens of the Holy City.

The New Enlightenment

In principle, human beings, who were created in the image of God, should not have descended to the lower cycle of involution – i.e. entered the previously described cosmic-spiritual year of life in earthly consciousness. However, after the Fall, due to the power of cosmic law, humankind descended into the material world and had to undergo a very long and painful metahistorical process of involution and evolution through the spiritual seasons. Naturally, after humankind has completed its process of ascension and has reached the zenith of its earthly evolution (i.e. when it enters the cosmic ‘Summer’, ‘Noon’), humankind will not descend again but will start a qualitatively new cycle of spiritual evolution in the celestial worlds. When the same archetypal structure of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac is projected onto the first, material, world of the three-fold structure of the Universe it determines a long historical involution and evolution which lasts thousands of years. When however, it is activated in the second, celestial, world, the structure of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac determines the pattern of just one spiritual year in the life of humankind which gives initiatic fruits twelve times a year – once every month. Then, in the highest Divine world the structure of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac manifests itself as the wholeness of the Holy City of Jerusalem with its twelve gates and the Throne of God which shines as the eternal Spiritual Sun upon the City. On this level the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac becomes a Divine archetypal structure which can be contemplated in one single act of illumination as the New Enlightenment. Thus, by ascending to a new higher cycle of evolution, humankind will fulfil its original Divine purpose envisaged by God from the beginning of Time – going not through various painful historical epochs of earthly life, but from initiation to initiation in the celestial realms.

About the Author
Leon was born on August 15, 1941 in Sofia, Bulgaria. His family was victim of a Holocaust Ghetto. His father Issak Moscona became a distinguished author of many articles and books about the Sephardic culture. Leon is on a spiritual journey for more than 50 years. Achieving Enlightenment, he described it in more than twenty books, many articles, and more than 500 lectures in various countries in Europe and USA.
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