Note to RAfi on the UN's declaration of a Palestinean state in Jerusalem
Yes – excellent. The history of the “western” world can be seen as an archetypal or cosmic manifestation of the two sons of Abraham, Isaac and Ismael, manifest in external time as Jesus and Mohammud and forming the 2000 year platonic month known as aeon Pisces. The determining myth of the past 500 years – the rise of capital and Protestantism – is Rabbi Loeb’s dream of Golem in Prague in the 1600s. Until then European Jews lived among themselves but manifested outward creating Europe out of barbarism through the Jerusalem-based churches. Jews were forbidden by torah to engage with gentiles in their external activities as they were narrow and profane. Rabbi Loeb’s myth brought a fork in the path: Jews began to enter in with gentiles on the path of Golem – the practice of capital and external and material expansion - and others entered on the path of God back to Israel. NY can be seen in this as the “shadow” path or the path of Golem (Golem’s final external destination in aeon Pisces), the reawakening of Israel as the opening of God-consciousness to be fulfilled by the restoration of Temple Mount and the “return of the King” – these myths might be symbolized in Tolkien’s “Rings” stories: death of golem/return of king (the symbol of Aragorn’s chest as “king” is a menorah). For the UN (NY’s global agency), whose ideology and purpose is purely material and whose vision has become totalitarian to declare a secular state in Jerusalem would fulfill William Butler Yeat’s vision of a “rough beast” (golem) coming to Jerusalem, indicating the end of the world.
Thanks, Rafi - Sorry for the confusion. It helps to understand the passing age as a construct with four 500 year parts which consist of sequentially, Orthodox, Islam, Catholic, Protestant. They might be understood as the four “personality types” of C.G. Jung or as “four elements” in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life – they are one and the same. Israel is the tree itself, the four elements external manifestations of the internal world. The rise of Protestantism 500 years ago represents “power” or the “thinking principle” isolated from feeling and intuition. Golem in the world starting in the 1600s represents this “shadow” and the true patriarch must flee back to Israel – it is the beginning of “the return.” The source of the four is Jerusalem – identified as an egg in this mystic picture linked below of William Blake. In the East the egg is Brahma the whole of rising and receding karma; time in all directions. In our world the egg is internal time/cosmic time/all time found at Temple Mount. For the UN to territorialize Jerusalem brings the end of time.
Does America hurt Israel?
By Bernie Quigley
For The Hill on 5/16/11
A young German acquaintance – a waiter – says without malicious intent that all the troubles in the world today are because of the union between Israel and America. It is the European waiters consensus, he says. Not a new story. When West Virginia’s Robert C. Byrd, who singlehandedly spoke against the invasion of Iraq in the Senate, traveled overseas in 1955 as a young member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, he said that while visiting Arab camps of refugees in Jerico, he “heard voices of deep animosity toward the United States, and the refugees voiced a fierce determination to return to Palestine.”
Does American might put to the defend of Israel help? Or does is simply make Israel the convenient scapegoat for America’s many sins?
The Western world – upon all its beauty and advantages – will always act as a “static anvil for the murderous hammer descending upon the Jews from above – be it the Nazi hammer, the Arab hammer or any other murderous, anti Jewish hammer,” writes Moshe Feiglin, political leader of Israel’s Jewish Leadership Movement, which calls for authentic Jewish leadership in Israel.
The time when Israel will have to decide if we are willing to entrust our fate to the very same West that will always be happy to be rid of the "Israel Problem" is rapidly approaching, he writes. Israelis see themselves as an inseparable part of the Western world. It is difficult for them “to accept that the West, our cultural patron, will simply close its eyes with relief when six million Jews in Israel will once again be facing wholesale slaughter.”
“What invasion am I talking about? If we were not living in denial, the media would be abuzz about Samantha Power, head of the National Security Council, who advocates taking the funds that the US now invests in the IDF and investing them instead in the 'Palestinian' army. In no uncertain terms, she discusses a possible US invasion of Israel – to keep the peace, of course. When that goal is accomplished, Power advocates leaving us here to enjoy the loving kindness of the righteous souls in Ramallah.”
Feiglin has been called a Tea Party type in Israel by the New York Times and his commentary does suggest that of libertarian Ron Paul, who shows no sympathy for American military support of Israel: There is life after America, says Feiglin. Israelis do not need American aid. All they need is to return to their tried and true Jewish identity.
“It is urgent to cut the psychological ropes binding us to the West,” he writes. “We are not Americans. We are Israelis and we have an independent and strong faith and culture from which we draw our own existential legitimacy – not from the West.”