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Posts Tagged ‘The Book of Enoch’

Enoch’s Doomsday Prophecy May Allude To Planet X And The Two Witnesses

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 18, 2016

I was very amazed to find out there is only one church in America named after Saint Uriel the Archangel – Saint Uriel’s Episcopal Church – New Jersey. Elswhere, it’s only in Ethiopia where many churches are named after St. Uriel.

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Is God Already Judging Britain?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 1, 2014

When will they stop being patronizing towards Africans?

A sandstormThis is the frequent question many ask when they note typical European trait of displaying ignorance and arrogance
 
While a hostile western press still likes to propagate exactly the image of Africa that these “all-knowing” British readers are referring to – incompetence, corruption and inept government – the fact is that Africa is by itself changing for the better, despite experiencing persistent hostility from the Europeans and their Arab tools. (Coalition of Esau and Ishmael)
 
We learn from biblical history; once man moved away from the spirit of truth the demise of man entered into the Garden of Eden. Once man was cast out, death or the demise of man began to unfold. As Cain and Abel, when Cain rose up to slay his brother, because sin and death had filled his heart, for the demise of that nation had come to it’s end.
 
Since the middle of the 20th century, Britain’s government, media, and vocal minorities have deliberately and consistently rejected the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many people are led away from biblical truth and morality as Britain’s laws and culture are gradually usurped by wicked laws from Europe, particularly ‘Equality Law’. And the media is responsible for promoting anti-Christian themes 24/7.
 
Has Britain Angered God?
  • Britain does not ‘seek the Lord’, the God of Israel (Zeph 2.3), or ‘seek the truth’ (Jer 5.1) as found in the Bible. e.g. declining church attendance (just 6% of the population)

  • Britain goes after other ‘gods’ and worships ‘idols’ (Jer 19.4,5)(Deut 7.25,26) e.g. the rapid growth of Islamic mosques and Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain temples across Britain.

  • Britain targets believers in Christ (Mat 10.17-20)(Mat 5.11) e.g. Christians offering a public service, as in the social services.

  • Britain is rebellious (Zeph 3.1)(Ps 2.1-3) e.g. the police openly support gay marches and some councils wish to abolish Christmas.

  • Britain’s secular leaders, those in positions of power, are reckless, arrogant and dishonest (Dan 9.8)(Ezek 22.27)(Zeph 3.3) e.g. reckless bankers, dishonest MPs and the quiet devolution of Britain’s laws to the EU.

  • Britain’s religious leaders fall into error (Zeph 3.4)(Hos 9.7) e.g. the political correctness of Britain’s Christian church leaders who no longer hold up Christianity as unique amongst faiths.

  • Britain teaches its children error (Mat 18.6,7) e.g. Godless macro-evolution is claimed to be ‘proved beyond all doubt’ and the biblical account of creation is taught as myth.

  • Britain kills the unborn that are already known to God as people (Jer 1.5) e.g. Britain aborts some 200,000 babies each year. 

  • Britain views divorce as ‘acceptable’, rather than as the exception (Mat 19.1-9). Britain now has one of the highest divorce rates in the world.

  • Britain glorified paganism in the 2012 London Olympics, especially in the closing ceremony.

  • Britain (England and Wales) legalized same-sex marriage in 2013. The UK government now defies the biblical concept of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman (Gen 2.24).


Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness.” Isaiah 10:1

 
The following phenomenon occurs, 3 days after Britain made same-sex marriage legal
 
Britain is covered in layer of dust after African storms carry in sand from the SAHARA desert 2,000 miles away (and even Cameron’s car got hit)
Britons woke up this morning to find their homes and cars covered in dust from the Sahara Desert.
 
Unusual atmospheric conditions have blown up a sandstorm from Africa – and a thin layer of dust was seen today in areas of southern England including Cornwall and Greater London.
 
The Met Office has forecast a ten out of ten level of air pollution for London for tomorrow and Wednesday, with warnings that the dust will this week cause one of the worst smogs of the year.
 
I’m quite interested in weather and I follow it all the time, but I have never seen anything like this before. It happened this afternoon.
 
Most of the cars in the street are also covered in the thin layer of sand. It’s amazing when you think about how far it has come.’
 
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God Sending Warnings to Hollywood and The Makers of the “Noah” Movie?
 
In the movie “Noah”, almost everything is the opposite of what it should be. Instead of villains, the fallen angels are heroes. Instead of a preacher of righteousness, Noah is depicted as a psychopathic maniac that hates humanity and wants to kill his unborn grandchild if it is a girl. The movie somehow finds a way to avoid using the word “God” the entire time, and during a scene where Noah explains to his family how the world was “created”, the film displays visuals depicting Darwinian evolution.
 
In the Book of Enoch, the Watchers are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans. These fallen angels soon begin to lust for human women and, at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, defect en masse to illicitly instruct humanity and procreate among them. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza and his associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once.
 
Names and Misdeeds of the Watchers
 
img-blake3The following are Names and Misdeeds of the Fallen Angels (aka the Five Satans) in [1 Enoch 69:4-12.] (1 Enoch gives other lists of the names of the fallen angels as well.) This passage is mysterious because it mentions angels that are not mentioned elsewhere.
 
Yeqon – “one who misled all the children of the angels, brought them down upon the earth, and perverted them by the daughters of the people”
 
Asb’el– “one who gave the children of the holy angels an evil counsel and misled them so that they would defile their bodies by the daughters of the people”
 
Gader’el – “he who showed the children of the people all the blows of death, who misled Eve, who showed the children of the people (how to make) the instruments of death (such as) the shield, the breastplate, and the sword for warfare, and all (the other) instruments of death to the children of the people”
 
Pinem’e – “demonstrated to the children of the people the bitter and the sweet and revealed to them all the secrets of their wisdom. Furthermore he caused the people to penetrate (the secret of) writing and (the use of) ink and paper”
 
Kasadya – “he who revealed to the children of the people (the various) flagellations of all evil – (the flagellation) of the souls and the demons, the smashing of the embryo in the womb so that it may be crushed, the flagellation of the soul, snake bites, sunstrokes, the son of the serpent, whose name is Taba’ta”
 
Names of other fallen angels – Semyaz, Aristaqis, Armen, Kokba’el, Tur’el, Rumyal, Danyul, Neqa’el, Baraqel, Azaz’el, Armaros, Betryal, Basas’el, Hanan’el, Tur’el, Sipwese’el, Yeter’el, Tuma’el, Tur’el, Rum’el, and Azaz’el[1 Enoch 69:2]
 
Eventually God allows a Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but first sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. The Watchers are bound “in the valleys of the Earth” until Judgment Day. (Jude verse 6 says that these fallen angels are kept “in everlasting chains under darkness” until Judgment Day.)
In Aronofsky’s movie, these fallen angels are actually good guys that help Noah build the ark…
 
This is the film that will introduce most of the country to the Watchers. At the end of the movie, instead of receiving judgment, the fallen angels get to ascend to heaven as they die defending Noah’s ark from a violent horde of people trying to board it. I’m sad that one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Connelly would participate in this project. Jennifer and Russell Crowe made a wonderful movie,“A Beautiful Mind”. But, now, they seem to have lost their minds. Forgive them for they know not what they do!
 
The most worrisome thing at the moment is that many people around the globe could end up seeing this movie over the next several years, and instead of learning about one of the most important events in human history, they are going to be manipulated in getting a twisted version of the story that is almost totally opposite of what it should be.
 
Fact is that fallen angels are real, they really did mate with human women, and the Nephilim really did exist.
 
And Noah really did exist as well, and Jesus told us that we should learn from him, because the days when Jesus returns will be very much like the days of Noah. In [Matthew 24:37-39] it says the following…
 
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
 
Through his latest ‘Noah movie’, the director of the film, Darren Aronofsky – who by the way is of Ukrainian descent – is committing a blasphemous sin of defaming the biblical Noah and the ramifications of it against the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
 
The Bible calls these types of slanderers “false witness”. Where do the “false witness” of Character Assassination come from:
 
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.” [Matthew 15:19-20]
 
[Proverbs 6:16] also says: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:… A false witness that speaks lies,” [Proverbs 6:19]
 

Earthquake in California: This Fault Could Bring an Earthquake Worse Than ‘The Big One’

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The Puente Hills fault, which scientists believe could be responsible for Friday’s 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, is considered very dangerous.
 
The Puente Hills thrust fault is so dangerous because of its location, running from the suburbs of northern Orange County, through the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles before ending in Hollywood.

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Dark Angels In Disguise: They Want Us To Be Deceived and Remain In Darkness

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 28, 2014

 
 
 
–Fallen Angels Have Tried to Censor Biblical History
–The question is, were the fallen angels successful?
 

But you were ⌈formerly⌉ spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling”. [Book of Enoch 15:6-7]

 
Justin Martyr, a philosopher who converted to Christianity during the time of Polycarp, suggested that fallen angels had infiltrated the highest offices of the church and desired to remove any evidence of fallen angelic activity prior to and after the flood. This is why any book that referred to the Book of Enoch was censored. However, the Bible supports evidence of fallen angel intervention. —CK Quarterman
 
Tertullian called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture” and, the Book of Enoch, including the Book of Jubilees, have always been canon in the Ethiopian Bible. Did you know that the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Enoch have always been canon in the Ethiopian Bible?
 
Justin Martyr, the earliest church writer, said about the fallen angels:
 
But the angels transgressed this appointment, and were captivated by love of women, and begat children who are those that are called demons; and besides, they afterwards subdued the human race to themselves, partly by magical writings, and partly by fears and the punishments they occasioned, and partly by teaching them to offer sacrifices, and incense, and libations, of which things they stood in need after they were enslaved by lustful passions; and among men they sowed murders, wars, adulteries, intemperate deeds, and all wickedness. Whence also the poets and mythologists, not knowing that it was the angels and those demons who had been begotten by them that did these things to men, and women, and cities, and nations, which they related, ascribed them to god himself, and to those who were accounted to be his very offspring, and to the offspring of those who were called his brothers, Neptune and Pluto, and to the children again of these their offspring. For whatever name each of the angels had given to himself and his children, by that name they called them“. Justin Martyr, Second Apology
 
They lusted after the daughters of Adam
 
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair [Gen. 6:1]
 
Their offspring were the demigods of mythology the “men of renown” or Nephilim.
The Nephilim of Genesis Chapter Six were the children of the Fallen Angels.
 
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (Gen 6:1-4)
 
Not everything, of course, should be included in the Canon; however, we can’t disregard everything ‘historically’ just because it is not in the Bible. For example, Julius Caesar wrote about giants, but his writings should not be included in the Canon. The Book of Josephus contains history of Christ, as Flavius Josephus was a historian, but it should not be added to the Canon. First Enoch, the Book of Giants, and the Book of Jasher are all three historical works, NOT Canon; however, they should be accepted where they are in agreement with the Canon and of course rejected where they disagree with the Canon.
 
We study history of our nation in school, which is NOT in the Bible, yet we accept it as true history regardless. This is how we should look at extra–biblical texts such as the Book of Enoch. These books give us more insight into the biblical accounts, but they do not take away from the biblical accounts. Please view them as history, and allow them to help fill in some of the gaps and explain some of the details so that we can better understand.
 
Julius Caesar in several volumes gave first hand accounts of fighting giants. Should we discount that, because the Bible doesn’t mention Julius Caesar’s accounts? No! The Bible gives us the outline. There is nothing wrong with connecting the dots in the outline using historical Jewish writings. —CK Quarterman
 
Did Jesus Quote from the Book of Enoch?
 
It is possible Jesus confirmed the Book of Enoch by calling it Scripture, even quoting from it. There is a phrase in Matthew 22:30 which is close to a quote from the Book of Enoch. Jesus teaches a principle that angels in heaven don’t marry, but this principle isn’t found anywhere in the Old Testament. It is found only in the book of Enoch. Since the book of Enoch was found with the Qumran Texts (Dead Sea Scrolls), we know it was in existence during the time of Christ. Is it conceivable that Christ was quoting from the Book of Enoch? —CK Quarterman
 
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven”. (Mat 22:30)
Denver Airport Mural Displays Cryptic, Luciferian Images
 
How should we treat EXTRA-BIBLICAL TEXTS?
 
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation.” — Edmund Spencer
 
Canonization
 
Where some books were accepted by various Christian communities, other books were rejected. Oftentimes, they were tagged as “heretical” by powerful Christian groups such as Rome. In other cases, they were not popular or known well enough by Greek-speaking Christians.
 
Though the Books of Enoch and Jubilees were not Canonized, they should at least be considered informative for their strong historical value.
 
Lucifer´s New World Order – Anti-Christ vs. Jesus Christ / False Religions United For Eternal HELL
 
They Want Us To Be Deceived and Remain In Darkness
 
Some Fallen Angels and Nephilim disguise themselves as space aliens. They also walk among us as human beings, appearing normal, just like you and I. They are in our governments, in our educational systems, in the United Nations, in our monetary systems, and more. They will teach that they seeded life and have been surreptitiously guiding humanity on this earth, which they hope will cause all religions to crumble. They will perform astounding miracles as the False Prophet and the Antichrist in order to gain control over the entire earth.
 
As a result, they DO NOT want you to know the truth about them! The information contained in this article, for example, will be doubted, argued, scoffed, and mocked. Do not be surprised, the Bible warns that in the end times, there would be scoffers and mockers. This is expected. Satan and the powers of hell want to keep your eyes closed to the truth. This is a big part of the reason why many churches are not teaching about this. Satan and his minions are stirring fear in pastors, as well as greed in their hearts to keep the truth from being told. Men have been given over to ear-tickling and watering down the whole truth.
 
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts.” [2 Timothy 4:3]
 
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The Book of Enoch was the source of the Biblical Angelic names Michael and
Gabriel
 

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Good and Bad Angels

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 8, 2013

The word “angel” means “messenger” and this word expresses the nature of angelic service to the human race.

The Creation of the Angels

SynaxisAngelsIn the Symbol of Faith we find the following words: “I believe in One God . . . the Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.” The invisible, angelic world was created by God before the visible world. “When the stars were made, all My angels praised Me with a loud voice” (Job 38:7). The Apostle Paul writes: “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him” (Col. 1:16). Studying the first words of the Book of Genesis, “in the beginning God created heaven and earth”, some of the Fathers of the Church understand the word “heaven” as meaning not the firmament, which was created later, but the invisible heaven, the world of angels. Many teachers of the Church have expressed the thought that God created the angels long before the visible world (Ambrose, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anastasius of Sinai) and that at the time when the material universe was created, they already stood before the face of the Creator and served Him. St. Gregory writes about this as follows: “As the goodness (or “love”) of God could not find satisfaction in contemplating Himself, He wished to spread this goodness ever further, so that the number of those who would enjoy it should be as great as possible (for such is the nature of the highest form of goodness) and so God first thought of the angelic heavenly powers, and thought became act, carried out by the Word and fulfilled by the Spirit. As His first creation was pleasing to Him, He then devised another world, material and visible, and a well-balanced unity between heaven and earth and that which is between them.” This idea of St. Gregory is echoed in the work of St. John of Damascus (Precise Confession of the Orthodox Faith, Book II, Chapter 3).

The Nature of the Angels

By their nature, angels are active spirits endowed with reason, will and knowledge; they serve God, fulfil the will of His Providence and praise Him. They are incorporeal spirits, and because they belong to the invisible world, cannot be seen by our bodily eyes. St. John of Damascus writes: “When it is the will of God that angels should appear to those who are worthy, they do not appear as they are in their essence, but, transformed, take on such an appearance as to be visible to physical eyes.” In the book of Tobit, the angel accompanying Tobit and his son says of himself: “All these days I was visible to you, but I neither ate nor drank, this only appeared to your eyes” (Tobit 12:19).

But St. John of Damascus also writes: “An angel can only be called incorporeal and non-material in comparison with us. For in comparison with God, Who alone is beyond compare, everything seems coarse and material, only the divinity is totally non-material -and incorporeal.”

The Conflict of the Good and Bad Angels

Those parts of God’s creation which are inanimate and not endowed with reason have no freedom and automatically do God’s will—they obey the rules He has laid down for them, which we call “the laws of nature.” But those beings which God has endowed with reason, He has honored with great gifts—language and free will—and it is free will which invests each action of a free being with moral value. To be free to choose to do good and perform the will of God, not merely be forced to do so by irresistible natural laws, is essential for there to be any moral value in one’s doing of good, and for obedience to the will of God to truly express love for God. However, to have the freedom to choose to do good, one must also be free to do evil, for without alternatives there can be no choice, and if there is no choice there is no moral value in doing good, it is simply an automatic reaction to irresistible force. Having the freedom to choose evil, one of the angels actually did so, and by so doing, from an angel of light became the devil. This took place before the creation of the visible world.

The devil, who is also called “Satan” or “the enemy,” was created as a mighty and beautiful archangel, one of the most perfect and radiant, and for this reason he was given the name Lucifer, “the light-bearer”. But when he chose not to do the will of God, he fell, lost his exalted qualities, and left his dwelling in heaven. St. Jude says: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains, under darkness, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude v. 6). Lucifer had been richly endowed by the Creator and should have ever held his eyes on the Lord, “as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress.” But instead he concentrated his attention on his own perfection, fell in love with it and was seized with pride. By doing this he left the path of truth, which united him with the Source of Life and Light, and entered the path of destruction. He forgot that he owed all to God, that all his perfections were the gift of God. He ascribed them to himself, and so seemed exceedingly great to himself. He was so blinded by the idea of his own greatness and considered, “is there any who is equal to me? Any angel … or God, even God Himself. I myself am divine, I myself am a divinity!” Satan rose against his Lord and took with him a large number of spirits who accepted his authority. The Archangel Michael took command of the angels who remained faithful to God, forming an army of angels, and entered into conflict with the fallen spirits. Long before the creation of the material world took place this war which was waged between the angels of light and the spirits of darkness. But light conquered darkness, and the rebels were hurled into the abyss.

The fall of the mighty spirit was horrifying and inevitable. “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven,” says Christ (Luke 10:18). And this fall, associated with increasing stubbornness and hardening of heart continues, further and further downwards, to this day. One sin leads to another, pride leads to envy and spite, whose weapons are lies, false witness and cunning. Darkness falls when we leave the Source of light, and this is what happened to the devil. From a light-bearing angel he was transformed into the prince of darkness. But can he not repent? Would not the merciful Lord receive his penitence? One hermit, who pondered over this problem, was granted a revelation. An angel brought him from heaven the answer that forgiveness is always possible for those who repent. The holy man repeated this comforting reply to the devil, when he appeared before him. The enemy of mankind burst into laughter and disappeared: every thought of repentance is comic to him, every suggestion of humility unbearable. Stubbornness, hardness of heart and pride which develops into a habit can reach such a level that a sinner no longer wishes to make use of the means of salvation. This is the curse of pride—that extreme pride no longer desires salvation and hence perishes.

Thus the angelic world of light divided; some angels, faithful to the Lord, remain in light, joy, love and gratitude, piously serve God and all the time continue to develop, to make progress towards perfection, to closer union with the Lord. And they have gone so far in their work and in the path of grace, and have developed such a habit of goodness, that none of them can or will rebel against God now. The leader of this holy army of heaven is the radiant Michael, whereas that other world of darkness and spite consists of Satan and the demons.

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A Message of God, which GABRIEL brought on behalf of The Almighty God: The head Angels of God are being appointed, as these are exactly described in The Book of Enoch.

1 Enoch 20, verse 1 to 8 

And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.

  • Uriël, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus.
  • Rafaël, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men.
  • Raguël, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
  • Michaël, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos.
  • Saraqâêl, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit.
  • Gabriël, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.
  • Remiël, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.

Verily, thus there are many more angels of God who have been appointed.

Mysterious Priest Performs Miracle at Crash Site

Pinned inside her mangled Mercedes, seriously injured and fading fast, Katie Lentz turned to her rescuers on the lonely open stretch of Missouri highway and asked them to pray.

Struck head-on by a drunk driver on Sunday morning, emergency workers had been battling for an hour and a half to free Lentz, but to no avail.

But as they joined hands a Catholic priest appeared, even though there were no bystanders and the road was blocked, who offered a prayer and an instruction to the rescuers that they would now be able to free her.

Suddenly, heavy equipment needed to cut through the metal arrived from a nearby town and Lentz was pulled from the wreck in time to be saved – but when they turned to thank the priest, he was gone.

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Mysterious Ethiopia: Gurdjieff & Abyssinia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 16, 2013

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George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1872 – 1949)

My note: He was by any account one of the most remarkable men the human race has produced.

His name was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (pronounced “gur-jeef” or “gur-jeff”), and he proved to be one of the most challenging, paradoxical, and enigmatic spiritual teachers of our time. He is chiefly remembered for imparting, through the most extraordinary and difficult methods, the fundamentals of an esoteric system known as the Fourth Way – also called, austerely, “the Work.” “Fourth Way” author William Patterson postulates that Gurdjieff’s teachings can be traced to prehistoric Egypt, where it was transmitted from Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

I don’t support the teaching/position of Gurdjieff on “universal spirituality”, yet his philosophical thoughts are simply mind blowing.

Among some of the distinctions that I was able to make between individual Eastern European / Orthodox Christian thinkers/travelers/explorers and Western European or Asian thinkers/travelers/explorers is that the European Orthodox Christian ones (Gurdjieff, Vavilov, Ouspensky, Bulatovich) go down to countries like Ethiopia not to glorify their individual-selves or nations, rather to learn, to satisfy their curiosity, with a principal aim to expand their horizon, to study and practice new ideas – to search for the truth, and later herald it to the wider world. Whereas, most Western, Arab, Chinese or Indian (except Kerela’s Orthodox Christian Indians) scholars sneak into countries like Ethiopia mainly, either to express their empty superiority complex, or to steal ancient manuscripts (e.g. James Bruce), animals, crops and minerals, or to steal human-souls. The demons of their racially motivated Eurocentrism, Sinocentrism, Indocentrism or Arabocentrism don’t allow them to go and search for the truth, as a consequence, humanity is forced to be taken as their hostage. We are warned by the Bible of these thieves who come only to steal and kill and destroy. Mind you, thieves like James Bruce and fascist murderers like Graziani still are celebrated as heroes in their respective Britain and Italy. Just ridiculous!

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Fascinating stuff!

From Thebes we traveled up the Nile to its source, and went on into Abyssinia, where we stayed for three months; and then coming out to the Red Sea we passed through, and finally reached the ruins of Babylon.” This is the whole of the account that Mr. Gurdjieff gives of his and Professor Skridlov’s trip to Abyssinia, modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea. One could be forgiven for not placing much importance on it. Compared to what Gurdjieff writes about his treks through the Hindu Kush in Meetings with Remarkable Men, his trip to Ethiopia would appear to have been uneventful. But could this be an instance where Gurdjieff buried the dog, that is, purposefully hid his sources?

Said J.G. Bennett, “I do know that Ethiopia was very important to him because to the very end of his life he spoke with great love for Ethiopia. Once he said he thought of going to spend the rest of his days there. He said that the two places where he felt he had ties were one, Central Asia, that is, Bokhara, and the other is Ethiopia…. His visits to Ethiopia formed quite an important part of his total searches.”

Bennett seems to indicate multiple visits to Ethiopia occurred. Obviously Gurdjieff found something extremely valuable there. Was it a school? Gurdjieff once told Solita Solano that he was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries four times. Did this occur in Ethiopia? Before investigating what Gurdjieff found in Ethiopia, the question of what caused him to go there in the first place should be addressed.

What would have drawn Gurdjieff to Ethiopia? To this day most historians would argue that there is very little of cultural or historical importance in Ethiopia. In recent decades this Eurocentric view has begun to be refuted, but in Gurdjieff’s time historians firmly believed that anything of value in Ethiopia was brought there by other people. This backwards view of Ethiopia persists even today and is best described by historian Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow, “In writing the history of a large part of Africa, the only sources used were from outside the continent, and the final product gave a picture not so much of the paths actually taken by the African peoples as of those that the authors thought they must have taken.” Regardless of what his contemporaries thought, Gurdjieff would have found numerous indications of Ethiopia’s actual historical role in his pursuit of ancient knowledge.

Magnetic Ethiopia

Perhaps Gurdjieff went to Ethiopia in order to understand what drew Moses there. Moses married an Ethiopian queen and, according to the early Jewish historian Josephus, this happened on a military expedition in Ethiopia. But much more surprising is the Jewish oral tradition which states that Moses spent 40 years in Ethiopia. This only begins to make sense if we accept that Moses was between 120 and 140 years old when he died.

Similarly, Mohammed married a woman whose dowry was provided by the king of Ethiopia. While there is no record of Mohammed going to Ethiopia, he was nursed by an Ethiopian woman, and Mohammed’s maternal grandfather, who raised him, frequently traveled to Ethiopia. It is not too far of a reach to imagine Mohammed accompanying his grandfather on one of these trips, especially since Mohammed would later send a number of his family and followers to Ethiopia for refuge. It is also interesting to note that according to Plutarch when Set betrayed Osiris he was assisted by the Ethiopian queen Aso.

Was Gurdjieff seeking the legendary Christian kingdom of Prester John that played such a role in the Grail myth, the legendary kingdom that Medieval Europe put such great hope in for assistance in the Crusades and the fight against the Mongols?

Possibly Gurdjieff was researching an astrological clue. The constellations Cepheus and Cassiopeia, mythical king and queen of Ethiopia, circle around the pole star without ever dipping below the horizon. In addition to having such an exalted place in the heavens, the constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, Pegasus and Cetus all play supporting roles in these stellar myths of Ethiopia. What is it about Ethiopia that enshrined it so prominently in the stars?

The Book of Enoch Rediscovered

Perhaps Gurdjieff was trying to track down the Book of Enoch and the people who had preserved it. The Book of Enoch was lost to the world except for a few fragments in Greek. But in 1768 the Scottish Mason James Bruce traveled up the Nile into Ethiopia and stole an illuminated manuscript of the Book of Enoch from an Ethiopian monastery. It took over 50 years for the first translation to be published in 1821.

Certainly Gurdjieff knew of the Book of Enoch and he must have had a general idea of its contents, but had he read it prior to traveling to Ethiopia? There is no indication that the book was translated into a language that Gurdjieff read, but recall that Gurdjieff’s friend Abram Yelov was a master of languages and spoke English. In fact, Gurdjieff discusses his search for ancient books in Meetings with Remarkable Men. Gurdjieff met Yelov in a Tiflis book market where Yelov worked. But this was not just any book market. Recounts Gurdjieff, “I returned to Tiflis chiefly because I could obtain there any book I wanted. In this city, both then and the last time I stopped there, it was easy to find any rare book in any language, especially in Armenian, Georgian and Arabic.” Certainly Enoch, the lost book of the Jews, set before the flood and describing the first human to perfect himself, must have been at the top of Gurdjieff’s shopping list. Were Gurdjieff and Yelov able to get their hands on it or was Enoch the book that got away?

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Gurdjieff & Orthodox Christianity

P. D. Ouspensky (1878–1947)

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 9, 2009

ከወሮች መስከረም ከወሩም መጀመሪያ ቀን ለአዲሱ ዘመን እንዲሆን የሰንደቅ አላማ መታሰቢያ ቀን የቃልኪዳን ምልክት ቀስተደመና የሆነው ሰንደቅ አላማ እንደቆመ

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የሚከተለው ምስጢራዊ ታሪክ የተገኘው፡ ክቡር መሪራስ አማን በላይ፡ ተርጉመው ካቀረቡልንና መጽሐፍ ዣንሸዋ የሚል ስያሜ ከተሰጠው ድንቅ መረጃ ጽሑፍ ነው። ክቡር መሪራስ አማን በላይ፡ ስለተባበሩን እጅጉን እናመሰግናለን፡ እግዚአብሔር ይባርክልን።

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ናህኤል የተባለው ኖህ እንደቅድመ አያቱ ሄኖክ በትውልዱ ዘመን ከቤተሰቦቹ ጋር እግዚአብሔርን የሚፈራ ጻድቅና ፍጹም ሰው ነበረ።

ኖህም ከሚስቱና ከልጆቹ ከልጆቹም ሚስቶች በምድር ለዘር እንዲተርፉ ከሰበሰባቸው አራዊትና እንስሳ አእዋፋትና አሞራዎች ጋር በመሆን ከጥፋት ውሃ የእግዚአብሔር ትእዛዝ ከመፈጸሙ የተነሣ በመርከቢቱ ውስጥ ገብቶ እንዲሁ ሌሎቹንም አስጠግቶ አድኖአል።

አዳም ከኤዶም ገነት ስለወረደ ንስሐ በመግባቱ እግዚአብሔር የተስፋውን ዘር ከሴት ልጁ ተወልዶ እንደገና የተነጠቀውን የእግዚአብሔርን ልጅነት እንደሚመልስለት ቃል ኪዳን አድርጎለት ከነበረችው ቀን እስከ ጥፋት ውኃ ድረስ ሁለት ሺህ ሁለት መቶ አምሳ ዓመተ ፍዳ ነበረ። ውኃው ከጎደለና ከደረቀ በኋላ ምድር ፀጥ ብላ በለመለመ ዛፍና በአትክልት ቅጠል በሳርም ተሸፍና ነበር። እንደዚሁ ከአሥራ ሁለቱ ወራቶች መካከል በመጀመሪያው ውር በመስከረም ምድሪቱ በአበባ ተሸፍና ነበር።

እንደዚህም ሆነ፡ ኖህና ቤተሰቦቹ መርከቢቱ በአራቱ መንኮራኩር መካከል በአንደኛው /አራራት/ በአሉባር ተራራ በአረፈችበት በመጀመሪው ወር በመስከረም ከወሩም በመጀመሪያው ቀን እርግቢቱ ለኖህ ለግላጋ ቀንበጥ የሆነ የወይራ ቅጠል እንደሰጠችው ሁሉ እንዲሁ መካከለኛው ልጁ ካም የአደይ አበባና የጽጌረዳ አበባ አምጥቶ እንቁዮጳሺ (እንቁጣጣሽ) ብሎ ሰጣቸው። እንደጠራ እንቁ ሁኑ ሲል ነው። በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ እግዚአብሔር ከጥፋት ውኃ እንድንድንና እንድናመልጥ መርከቢቱን እንድንሰራ በማድረጉና ለዘር እንድንተርፍ በማስቀረቱ መርከቢቱን በዚህች ቀን ምድር እንድትነካ በማድረጉ የእግዚአብሔርን ስምና ቸርነት ከትውልድ ወደ ትውልድ የምናስተላልፍበት ቀን ነው።

ስለዚህ ለአዲሱ ዘመን ቀኑም ለወሮች መጀመሪያ ለሆነው ወር ለመስከረም የመጀመሪያው ቀን ይሆናል፡ ወሩም የወሮች መጀመሪያ ይሆናል ሲል ካም ለቤተሰቦቹ እንቁጣጣሽ አላቸው። እነርሱም በየአመቱ የአጣህ አሉት።

ኖህም መርከቢቱ ምድር የነካችበትን መስከረም አንድ ቀንን ለወሩ የመጀመሪያው ቀን ለዓመቱ ወራቶች የመጀመሪያው ወር እንዲሆን ለልጅ ልጅ ከልጅም ወደ ልጅ እንዲተላለፍ በመጽሐፍ ዣንሸዋ ጽፎና መዝግቦ አስቀመጠው።

ኖህ የክህነቱ ስም ናህኤል የተባለው ልጆቹን አል፦ እግዚአብሔር የምናደርገውን ያሳየን ዘንድ ምሕረቱና ቸርነቱ ለዘለዓለም ከኛ ጋር መሆኑን እናውቅ ዘንድ ቃሉን ስምተን ትዕዛዛቱን እንፈጽም ዘንድ ሁለት ሰባት በሰው ልጅ በደል ምክንያት በጥፋት ውኃ የነገለውን የዛፍ ግንድና የደረቀውን እንጨት ሁሉ ሰብስቡ ከምርቱም፡ በዚያም አቃጥለን ለእግዚአብሔር የሚቃጠልና ንጹህ የሆነ የእህል መስዋእት እናቀርባለን አላቸው።

ልጆቹም የልጆቹም ሚስቶች ደከመን ሳይሉ ለሁለት ሰባት ተራራ ያክል አድርገው ግንዱን አመሳቅለው እንጨቱንም በበላዩ ከመሩት፡ አባታቸው የአላቸውን ሁሉ አደረጉ።

ናሆም ለእግዚአብሔር ዳግመኛ ከንጹህ እንስሳና ከንጹህ እህል ፍሬ መስዋእትን በአሉባር ተራራ ላይ በሰራው መሠዊያ ላይ ደመራውን አቃጥሎ አቀረበ።

እግዚአብሔር ናህኤል የተባለው ኖህ የአቀረበውን መስዋእትና መአዛ የአለውን ሽታ ተመለከተና ተቀበለው። እንደዚህም አለው፦ አንተ ከጠፋው ትውልድ ተለይተህ በፊቴ ጽድቅ ሁነህ በመገኘትህ እንደ ሄኖክም አካሄድህን ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ስለአደረክ ከጥፋት ውኃ ልትድን ችለሃል፡ አሁንም እልሃለሁ፦ ከእኔ ከፈጠረህ ሌላ አምላክ ላልፈጠረህ እንዳታመልክ እንዳታምንም የልጅ ልጆችህም እንዲሁ ያደርጋሉ።

እኔም እነሆ ቃል ኪዳኔን ከአንተ በኋላ ከሚመጣው ከዘርህ ጋር አቆማለሁ፡ ከእናንተ ጋር ላሉትም የሕይወት ነፍስ ላላቸው ሁሉ በምድር ለሆኑ ሁሉ ይሆናል።

በእኔና በእናንተ መካከል ከእናንተ ጋር ደማዊ ነፍስና ልባዊ ነፍስ ሕያው ነፍስ በአለው መካከል ሁሉ ለዘለዓለም የማደርገው የቃል ኪዳን ምልክትና ሰንደቅ አላማ የሚሆን ይህ ነው።

ቀስቴን በደመና አድርጌአለሁ፡ የቃልኪዳኑም መታሰቢያ ምልክት በእኔና በምድር መካከል ይሆናል። በምድር ላይ ደመናን በጋረድሁና ዝናብ በአወረድሁ ጊዜ ቀስቲቱ በደመናውና በብርሃኑ መካከል ትታያለች፡ በእኔና በእናንተ የአለው የመታሰቢያውን ቃል ኪዳን አስባለሁ።

ሥጋ ያለውን ሁሉ ያጠፋ ዘንድ ዳግመኛ የጥፋት ውኃ አይሆንም፡ ቀስቲቱ በደመናና በፀሐይ ብርሃን መካከል እንደሆነች ሁሉ እንዲሁ በእኔና በምድር ላይ በሚኖረው ሥጋ በለበሰው ደማዊ ነፍስና ልባዊ ነፍስ መካከል የአቆምኩትን የዘለዓለም ቃል ኪዳን ለማሰብ አያታለሁ፡ የቃል ኪዳኔ መታሰቢያ የሰንደቅ ዓላማ ምልክት ይህ ነው አለው።

ኖህም ከእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ከሱርያኤል የሰማውንና የተማረውን የእግዚአብሔርን ትእዛዛት ቃል ኪዳኑን ሁሉ ልጆቹና የልጆቹ ልጆች ሁሉ እንዲጠብቁትና እንዲፈጽሙት አስተማራቸው።

ከመጽሐፈ ሄኖክና ከትንቢተ ሄኖክ ቀጥሎ ኖህ ስላለፉት አባቶቹ ታሪክና ስለጥፋት ውኃ ስለ እንሳስትና ስለአራዊት ስለሰማያትና በውስጣቸው ስላሉት ዓለሞችና ከዋክብት ስለባህር አሦችና ስለሰማይ ወፎች በምድር ስለሚሳቡ ተንቀሳቃሾች ስለድንጋዮችና ስለ እፀዋት ስለ ንፁህነትና ስለ እርኩሰት ስለ መድኃኒትና ስለ መርዝነት የሚገልጹትን ሁሉ ከኖህ በፊት ያልታወቁትን ምስጢሮች ገልጾ ጽፎአል። ይህም መጽሐፍ በመጽሐፈ አበው ወመጽሐፈ ኖህ ይባላል።

ከመጽሐፈ ኖህ በፊት የነበረውን ዜና አዳምንና መጸሐፈ ሄኖክን ጨምሮ ለልጆቹ እንዲያጠኑትና ለልጆቻቸው እንዲያስተላልፉት አስረክቦዋቸዋል። ነገር ግን ተከታዩ ትውልድ ከመልካሙ ተግባር (ስነ ምግባር) ይልቅ መጥፎውን ሥራ (ግብረ እኩይ) እየመረጡ ያጠኑበትና ጠላታቸው የሆነውን ሁሉ ይበቀሉበት ጀመር። ነገር ግን መርከቢቱ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ምድርን የነካችበት መስከረም አንድ ቀን ሁለተኛ ህዳር መባቻን ከመርከቢቱ ወጥተው የብስን የረገጡበትን ሦስተኛ ሚያዝያ በኋላ ፋሲካና ትንሣኤ የሆነበትን ወደመርከቢቱ የገቡበትን ቀን መታሰቢያ በዓል አድርገው ያከብሩታል። ይሄም በካም ልጆች ዘንድ አዲስ ዓመት አዲስ አዝመራ ሲመጣና ክረምቱ ገና ሳይመጣ እስከ አሁን የሚያከብሩና የሚያስታውሱ አሉ።

ኖህ ለልጆቹና ለልጆቹ ልጆች ለተከታዩ ትውልድ ከትውልድ ወደ ትውልድ እንዲተላለፍና መታሰቢያ ይሆናቸው ዘንድ በዓላትን አዘጋጀላቸው።

  1. ኖህ መርከብ ለመስራት ግንድን መጥረብ የጀመረበት መርከቢቱ በአሉባር ተራራ ላይ የአረፈችበትን እግዚአብሔር ከኖህ ጋር ቃል ኪዳን የአደረገበትን የመጀመሪያውን ወር መስከረም ከወሩም የመጀመሪያውን ቀንና የአሥራተኛው ቀን የመታሰቢያ የደስታ ቀን እንዲሆን አዟል።

  2. ኖህና ልጆቹ ከመርከቢቱ የወጡበትና አብረውት የነበሩትን እንስሳዎችና አራዊቶች ሌሎችንም ብዙ ተባዙ ምድርን ሙሉዋት ብሎ ባርኮ የአሰናበታቸው የህዳር መባቻን በየዓመቱ መታሰቢያ በዓል እንዲሆንና እንዲከበር ሲል ሥርዓት አድርጎ ሠርቶላቸዋል።

  3. ኖህና ልጆቹ የልጆቹ ሚስቶች ለዘር እንዲቀሩ አብሮ ከሰበሰባቸው ፍጥረታት ጋር ሁሉ ከጥፋት ውኃ ይድኑ ዘንድ ወደ መርከቢቱ የገቡበት ሚያዝያን ወር ከወሩም ሁለተኛውን ቀን መታሰቢያ በዓል እንዲሆን በሥርዓት እንዲከበር አዟል። ይህም ወር በአቢብ ወር እስራኤሎች ከግብፅ የወጡበት ቀን ስለሆነ የፋሲካ በዓል ይደረግበታል። እነዚህም መታሰቢያዎች ክርስቶስ ከሙታን ተለይቶ ከመቃብር ይነሣ ዘንድና ዓለምን ያድን ዘንድ ስለ አለው ምስጢሩን በምሳሌ አስቀደመው፡ ይህም የትንሳኤ በዓል ነው።

ኖህ ሦስቱን በዓላቶች ከሌሎች በዓላት ይልቅ እንዲከበሩና እንዲታሰቡ ሥርአት አድርጎ በመጽሐፉ ጽፎ ለልጆቹ ሰጥቷል።

እነዚህንም በዓላት የእግዚአብሔር ኪሩብ ገብርኤል በሰሌዳ ላይ ጽፎ ለመላእክትና ለሰው ልጆች በሰማይና በምድር መታሰቢያ ይሆናቸው ዘንድ በእግዚአብሔር ተራራ ሥር ባለው የውኃ ምንጭ ራስ አስቀምጦ አተመው።

እንደዚሁ ከዚህች ቀን ጀምሮ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ በሰማይና በምድር መካከል በእግዚአብሔርና በሰው ልጆችም መካከል እግዚአብሔር የአደረገውን ቃል ኪዳን ያስታውሱት ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ሱርያኤል በደመናውና በፀሐዩ ብርሃን መካከል ይታይም ዘንድ የቃል ኪዳኑን መታሰቢያ ምልክት የሆነው ቀስት በእንቁዮጵ ላይ ጽፎ ከሕይወት ምንጭ ውኃ ራስ አትሞ አስቀምጦታል።

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