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Written in 1910, The Apocalypse Unsealed attempts to prove that the so-called "Revelation" of John (which in the original Greek was really named "The Apocalypse: The Initiation of John") is in reality a gnostic work that shows an individual's path to enlightenment and peace. Pryse shows how all of the symbols and mysterious figures in The Apocalypse (666, the Dragon, etc) are really (not so) hidden puzzles and clues, that once discovered and solved will enable the reader to use the book as a helpful guide in conquering the material world.
But if this is just a helpful guide, why is it so occultic? Pryse claims that John knew the church would one day get rid of it's esoteric foundation and become more exoteric - the 1958 discovery of portions of a so-called "Secret Gospel" of Mark, which was possibly kept hidden by the Church alone prove this, not to mention the Church's total subjugation of the gnostic sects. So John wrote his book in a code that could be understood by those with the gnosis, the knowledge, and he even made sure that it wouldn't be butchered by future editors by inserting a warning that the text should be left alone, in order to avoid God's wrath.
Some of the things Pryse uncovered are very interesting, such as his claim that 666 is nothing but the numerical transliteration of "he phren," ancient Greek for "the lower mind." The Lamb, 888, is Iesous (Jesus - be prepared for Pryse's usage of the original Greek names for all New Testament figures), the higher mind, whereas 1,000 is "ho nikon," Greek for "the conquerer.Read more ›
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All through my life I've come across various books and booklets claiming to "unseal" the Book of Revelation. Only this book, however, can truly claim to have "unsealed" the true meaning of the book. Not everyone will agree with Pryse's translation and commentary. Yet, for initiates who have actually experienced its meaning, it is very clear. The opening of the Seven Seals are the seven chakras and the awakening of the Speirema (444), the uncoiled serpent, otherwise known as the Kundalini or Serpent Fire. Iaonnes used the cosmological imagery of ancient astrology to depict the titanic struggles of the initiate during the process of spiritual awakening. The end result is the "New Jerusalem," which as Pryse explains, is the Soma Heliakon or Solar Body. This is because 12,000 Roman Stadia is the equivalent of 1,600 Jewish miles, and 1600 happens to be the numerical equivalent in gematria to "to soma heliakon." Thus we see that the inner teachings of early Christianity were in perfect harmony with those of the Hermetic Mysteries, the Philosopher's Stone of Alchemy, the Mithraic Mysteries, and the Kundalini Yoga of the Vedas and Upanishads. I cannot recommend a book more highly. Yet, I know full well that few are ready to understand its full value. ...
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