Universal Language of Mind
- The Book of Matthew Interpreted
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Universal Language of Mind
The Book of Matthew Interpreted
by Daniel R. Condron, M.S., D.M.
copyright 1994, School of Metaphysics
ISBN: 0-944386-15-6 $13.00US
“[Condron] skillfully peels back the symbolic layers of meaning underlying the Bible's stories and parables, illuminating the 1st book of the New Testament in terms of its real language, the Universal Language of Mind… To read this book is to begin the joyous and liberating process of learning to utilize that language to achieve a truer understanding of soul and self.” — Leading Edge Review
The Universal Language of Mind . . .
The Book of Matthew Interpreted
Symbols of Book of Matthew (new symbols added, chapter by chapter)
1. Jesus – the Knower
2. David – reasoning
3. Abraham – honest conscious mind
4. Isaac – subconscious mind
5. Jacob – who became Israel – superconscious mind
6. Joseph – perception
7. virgin – one without sensory engrossment
8. Immanuel – the thinker within
9. Mary – nurturing factor of love in the conscious mind
The first book of the New Testament builds on the knowledge previously presented in the Old Testament and shows, in fact, a New Testament. This is to say, it reveals a new covenant between God and mankind that is a new, quickened way of evolutionary living and new effort of moving to Enlightenment. The true word of God and the Universal Laws were presented in the Old Testament. Because mankind's evolution had advanced thousands of years since the time of the beginning of the Old Testament there was a need for a new presentation, a new way to relate to a more evolved humanity. This is called the New Testament or the New Gospel or the New Covenant in the Bible. Abraham was given a covenant from God or Jehovah. Noah was given a covenant from Yahweh-Jehovah-God. Now there is a new covenant given by Jesus.
The first chapter of Book of Matthew begins by presenting the coming of a Saviour through the genealogy of Jesus. Verse one says, “A family record of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.” This is the Judah connection from which all people called Jews or Ju’s (plural of Ju) say they are descendents. Jew or Ju comes from the word Ju-dah.
1 The book of the generation of Jesus the Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brother; 3 And Judah begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 And Salmon begat Boaz of Rachab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her who had been the wife of Uriah;
Judah is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Judas. Both indicate the same quality of mind energy in the context of the motivating ego. King David represents the reasoning capability. David represents another mutation as was also the case with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. All of these symbolize mutations in mankind's evolution. Humanity at this point in its evolution needed to develop in a new direction which would provide an appropriate body-vehicle for the thinker, man, or mankind. Before the point represented by Noah in Genesis, the way we mutated was to wipe everybody out on the planet (symbolized by the flood) to enable the correct mutation to flourish without being overcome by the older peoples. Later, by separating Abraham or Abram from Ur of the Chaldeans and bringing him to a new land, he could flourish and the new mutation could be nurtured without the factors found in Ur which would tend to dilute and harm the new mutation found in Abram.
Forward evolution occurs through a new aspect or new mutation. This new development in the thinker demonstrated by reasoning man will become the ruler of all the people. People symbolize aspects of Self. The soul-thinkers learned to control the rate of mutation; to cause and quicken that evolution by building on previous capability. They not only lived in harmony with the physical environment, which an animal can do, but began to control the environment. King in the Bible symbolizes a controlling factor. The king is authority. A king is a director of many people which shows that reasoning has come of age in mankind being able to control the environment. This shows the development, as indicated in the New Testament, of the Homo sapiens body. Saul who was the King immediately preceding David (reasoning) represents Neanderthal. David represents Cro-Magnon or Homo sapiens. This shows the movement into the current state of development in the anthropological lineage of modern man or protomodern human man. Accompanying this physical evolution is the mental evolution of the soul into and through the stages of reasoning to the sixth day of creation called Intuitive Man.
The lineage continues with Solomon. Solomon we recognize as representing wisdom. Wisdom is the next step following David (reasoning) and is symbolized in the Old Testament by Solomon. Wisdom peaked with Solomon for the Bible states that none who came after him were as wise. Then there is a seeming decline of evolution because after Solomon’s reign came lesser kings until the time of the next mutation called Jesus or Immanuel. Then Enlightenment begins to supersede wisdom, for wisdom is a product of reasoning applied in the conscious mind.
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Hezekiah; 10 And Hezekiah begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brother, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
The weakening of Israel and movement away from the One Living God represent the personal entrapment of the individual. Adam and Eve indicate movement away from God so that the point of attention moves out (from 1st level to 7th level) into the physical. Egypt represents entrapment and Moses indicates the building of the faculty of imagination required to overcome and transcend entrapment. Babylonian captivity represents one's personal entrapment, as two tribes of Israel came back and ten tribes did not come back to the promised land from the Babylonian captivity. This entrapment of the individual souls occurred at the time of the beginning of Homo sapiens sometimes called the time of the Cro-Magnon. Joseph the great grandson of Abraham went to Egypt indicating movement of the soul’s attention into the physical and recognizing the slavery of being trapped in a physical body. In a similar manner, the final captivity or the final entrapment of the individual occurs with the full emergence of Homo sapiens. At this point we were and are to develop reasoning fully in the physical environment and the physical body by the development of the imaginative faculty. Through our physical activities, action, and reasoning we build permanent memory called understandings. It is this process that produces and creates Enlightenment.
The Book of Matthew Chapter 1 then goes on to describe the lineage of Jesus.
12 After they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel; 13 And Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called the Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the Babylonian captivity fourteen generations; and from the Babylonian captivity to the Messiah, time of Christ, are fourteen generations.
The last half of the name Zerubbabel is the same as the Babel of the Old Testament. This presents a picture of the final point of entrapment. This is the time when the telepathic abilities and mind-to-mind communication was lost. For, as the Bible says, everyone spoke a different language. Contrast Eliakim with the prophet Eli in the Old Testament. Contrast that and compare Matthan with Matthew. Next in the lineage is Jacob, then Joseph. Compare this Jacob and Joseph with the Old Testament Jacob who was also the father of Joseph as related in Genesis of the Old Testament.
This lineage is completed with this statement, “Joseph was the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus who was called the Messiah was born. So all the generations of Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David to the Babylonian captivity fourteen generations, from the Babylonian captivity to the Messiah, time of Christ, fourteen generations.” One plus four (14) = 5 which is the number of reasoning.
Recognize that Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua or Jeshua. Now Joshua was the greatest war leader, the greatest general the Israelites ever had. He took over when Moses died. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt but died before they entered into the promised land. Moses never made it to the promised land but Joshua did. Moses was allowed by the Lord to view the promised land from afar, that is from a distance. Moses shows the effective utilization of the imagination to create an ideal and begin the movement toward the imaged ideal. Joshua symbolizes the effective use of activity to produce the manifestation of the illumined ideal thereby creating knowing in Self. This describes in precise terms exactly how the imagination functions. The imagination is effectively utilized to direct the creative mind to that which is to come and what can be achieved. The imagination, effectively used, will always be out in front of the thinker's present conditions, circumstances, and activity. This is the way creation works for humanity in our entrapped condition.
Joshua led the Israelites into the promised land. Joshua never lost a battle for the Israelites. As long as he was alive, and as long as the Israelites obeyed the Lord’s commands, the Israelites never lost a battle. Jesus represents the same quality of never losing a battle. However, instead of physical battles, Jesus represents the battle of the commitment to the Whole Self which is the commitment to causing enhanced learning, growth, and inner awareness so the conditional, animal or physical Self is transcended. For such a one, the whole life is committed to Enlightenment. The physical environment never controls or causes the true reasoner to become limited, distracted and engrossed again.
This genealogy is divided into three sections of fourteen generations each. Adding the numbers one and four of fourteen together equals five and five symbolically represents the reasoning quality. In each of these generations there is a certain quality of reasoning built within Self. The faculty of imagination is improved with each step. Attention and memory have already been gained and understood in the previous animal man and animal stages of evolution. Abraham to David represents the infancy of reasoning moving into adolescence of reasoning. From David to the Babylonian captivity represents adolescence in reasoning. The Babylonian captivity to the Messiah symbolizes the moving towards the understanding of adulthood of reasoning through the physical entrapment in the human body and the desire to be like the Creator. The achievement of full understanding and use of imagination is necessary in order that one can prepare the foundation for the coming of the Messiah, which is commitment to knowing the inner, real Self. Creating Intuitive Man and the sixth day of creation within Self is Enlightenment and follows the complete development of reasoning and the imaginative faculty.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ occurred in this way: When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man and not willing to make her a public example, decided to put her away privately. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Joseph in the Old Testament had dreams. Genesis 37 presents a dream that predicted Joseph’s future. It was these dreams symbolizing Joseph’s elevation over his eleven brothers that influenced them to sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt. Joseph of the Old Testament interpreted people’s dreams including the Pharaoh’s dream. Pharaoh was priest king of Egypt.
To interpret dreams accurately one must understand the Universal Language of the Mind and this requires reasoning and perception. Joseph represents the power of perception, the use of the inner mind and inner teacher, which is the final building block of mind prior to the knowing quality of Jesus. Judah and Joseph of the Old Testament were brothers showing the connection of imagination aligned with perception used by the reasoner to build permanent memory (knowing) aligned with perception. Perception must always be developed before knowing occurs. The reasoner must heed the inner Self through meditation and dream interpretation. This is why at first Joseph and the tribes of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) are dominant, but later the tribe of Judah through his descendant David became the most important and powerful tribe. Judah, David, Solomon, and Jesus are of the lineage that wins out in the drive to produce the Christ, the Enlightened being. The Holy Spirit represents the whole mind. The word spirit translated from the Greek can be translated equally spirit or mind. It is by the power of the whole mind that Mary could conceive this child destined to achieve Enlightenment, the Christ Consciousness. This birth of Immanuel, I-AM-MANU-EL, symbolizes the opportunity to realize and understand the whole Self. I AM, which is the whole identity, uses the reasoning faculty (MAN, manu, the thinker) to know the God within called EL. El (plural Elohim) is the name of Creator in the first Chapter of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible that has been translated into German as Gott and from German Gott to our English God.
This is a repeat of the prophet Isaiah’s statement in Chapter 7, Verse 14 where it is said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin will conceive and bear a son, and will call his name Immanuel.”Immanuel a name which means, ‘God is with us.’ This means God is within each of us. I Am is the thinker, like God (made in the image and likeness). The El is a God. Man symbolizes the thinker who can know the God within us. Joseph had no relations with his wife Mary at any time before she bore a son whom he named Jesus. Joseph named the boy Jesus, even though the Holy Spirit or the Angel said they will call him Immanuel. Joshua is the conqueror of every battle. Joshua, Jeshua that is, Jesus will win the greatest battle of the High Self over the low conscious mind Self in order that Enlightenment may occur. Thus, the inner Self will know I Am = Immanuel and the outer Self Jesus will conquer every obstacle in the conscious mind until full Christ consciousness is a part of the outer Self and one attains full divine or God consciousness.
21 And she will bring forth a son, and you will call his name Jesus: for he will save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin will be with child, and will bring forth a son, and they will call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and received her into his home as his wife. 25 And he did not have relations with her until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
Home or house is where you live and symbolizes in the Universal Language of Mind, the whole mind. The first floor of a house symbolizes the conscious mind. The second floor of a house symbolizes the subconscious mind. And the third floor or attic of a house symbolizes the superconscious mind. Joseph’s home in verse 24 symbolizes the mind of Joseph which is the quality of perception willing to cooperate fully with the reasoning power of the conscious mind to nurture the knowing quality into Enlightenment. The nurturing and love quality of the conscious mind is symbolized by Mary. For any new idea, quality, or mutation to grow and develop into adulthood requires nurturing. Abraham was removed from Ur of the Chaldes to Canaan where the mutation could be developed without being diluted or destroyed by the old mental and physical genetic structure. The mutation represented by Noah was able to thrive because Noah’s competition was wiped out in the flood. The word Jesus means “the Lord is salvation.”
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