A STATE CALLED MOSES
While reading scripture, always bear in mind that it is a story of salvation and not secular history, that the
characters - from Adam to Jesus - are states of consciousness. In Blake's "Visions of the Last Judgment," he
said: "It ought to be understood that the Persons Moses and Abraham are not here meant, but states signified
by those names as they were revealed to mortal man in a series of divine revelations, as they are written in the
Bible." Having seen the entire play, Blake added: "When you see them from afar they appear as one man, but
as you approach they appear as multitudes of nations, as the One Man becomes the many."
The first five books of the Bible are called the Torah, or the Law, with Abraham as the symbol of the
beginning of civilization. But the outstanding character recorded there is the infinite, eternal state called
Moses. The word Moses is the old perfected [form] of the Egyptian verb “to be born”; so it is in the state of
Moses that something is to be born. Now, at the end of the Torah we are told: "Moses, the servant of the
Lord died and the Lord buried him, but no man knows the place of his burial to this day." (Deuteronomy 34)
Why? Because Moses is buried in you.
Today people try to perpetuate the identity of every prominent person in some mausoleum. In our country,
daily trips are made to the graves of our presidents. I am told that there is not a day that Kennedy's grave is
not covered with flowers, as people cry and pray there. So we know the burial place of our presidents and
heroes - but no one knows the burial place of Moses. Representing the future of Israel in germinal form, it is
in Moses - a state buried in Man - that God's plan of redemption is revealed. Now, an Israelite is not a
descendant of Abraham after the flesh, but the elect of God of any nation. Whether you be a Jew, Christian,
or Mohammedan, Moses - the future of Israel in germinal form - is buried in you. And the word “Israel”
means to rule as God.
Having seen the entire patter