The Great Divide


The Great Divide
I wish to explore in this article the idea of dimensions that has been handed down to us - firstly with an old folk tale from the 19th Century and then with quotes from the Bible on the nature of the heavens.
The underworld is also mentioned in the New Testament
Philippians 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

THE GREEN CHILDREN
The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. by Thomas Keightley [1870]

"ANOTHER wonderful thing," says Ralph of Coggeshall,  "happened in Suffolk, at St. Mary's of the Wolf-pits. A boy and his sister were found by the inhabitants of that place near the mouth of a pit which is there, who had the form of all their limbs like to those of other men, but they differed in the colour of their skin from all the people of our habitable world; for the whole surface of their skin was tinged of a green colour. No one could understand their speech. When they were brought as curiosities to the house of a certain knight, Sir Richard de Caine, at Wikes, they wept bitterly. Bread and other victuals were set before them, but they would touch none of them, though they were tormented by great hunger, as the girl afterwards acknowledged. At length, when some beans just cut, with their stalks, were brought into the house, they made signs, with great avidity, that they should be given to them. When they were brought, they opened the stalks instead of the pods, thinking the beans were in the hollow of them; but not finding them there, they began to weep anew. When those who were present saw this, they opened the pods, and showed them the naked beans. They fed on these with great delight, and for a long time tasted no other food. The boy, however, was always languid and depressed, and he died within a short time. The girl enjoyed continual good health; and becoming accustomed to various kinds of food, lost completely that green colour, and gradually recovered the sanguine habit of her entire body. She was afterwards regenerated by the layer of holy baptism, and lived for many years in the service of that knight (as I have frequently heard from him and his family), and was rather loose and wanton in her conduct. Being frequently asked about the people of her country, she asserted that the inhabitants, and all they had in that country, were of a green colour; and that they saw no sun, but enjoyed a degree of light like what is after sunset. Being asked how she came into this country with the aforesaid boy, she replied, that as they were following their flocks, they came to a certain cavern, on entering which they heard a delightful sound of bells; ravished by whose sweetness, they went for a long time wandering on through the cavern, until they came to its mouth. When they came out of it, they were struck senseless by the excessive light of the sun, and the unusual temperature of the air; and they thus lay for a long time. Being terrified by the noise of those who came on them, they wished to fly, but they could not find the entrance of the cavern before they were caught."

This story is also told by William of Newbridge, [b] who places it in the reign of King Stephen. He says he long hesitated to believe it, but he was at length overcome by the weight of evidence. According to him, the place where the children appeared was about four or five miles from Bury St. Edmund's: they came in harvest-time out of the Wolf-pits; they both lost their green hue, and were baptised, and learned English. The boy, who was the younger, died; but the girl married a man at Lenna, and lived many years. They said their country was called St. Martin's Land, as that saint was chiefly worshiped there; that the people were Christians, and had churches; that the sun did not rise there, but that there was a bright country which could be seen from theirs, being divided from it by a very broad river.

Visible but uncrossable divides feature in the 19th Century Spiritualist literature of Robert James Lees - in The Life Elysian and Anthony Borgia's Life in the world unseen, however - the land of faerie is thought to be a fallen and hungry place where the souls of the unwary are dragged according to a huge body of anecdotal witness accounts called Folklore from all over the world.

The Green Boy and Girl however claim to be the unbaptised friends of Christ and to come from a community of Christians who 'worshipped'/venerated St Martin.

St. Martin's Day, also known as the Feast of St. Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man who led a quiet and simple life. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of the cold. That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. Martin heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clothed me.

There is a promise made by Christ that He would bring other flocks home.
John 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

In folklore there are often stories of the faeries hoping to avoid the final end of their time stream by alleging their Christianity.

The Fairy Mythology
Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries.
by Thomas Keightley  [1870]

THE FAIRY'S ENQUIRY

A CLERGYMAN was returning home one night after visiting a sick member of his congregation. His way led by a lake, and as he proceeded he was surprised to hear most melodious strains of music. He sat down to listen. The music seemed to approach coming over the lake accompanied by a light. At length he discerned a man walking on the water, attended by a number of little beings, some bearing lights, others musical instruments. At the beach the man dismissed his attendants, and then walking up to the minister saluted him courteously. He was a little grey-headed old man, dressed in rather an unusual garb. The minister having returned his salute begged of him to come and sit beside him. He complied with the request, and on being asked who he was, replied that he was one of the Daoine Shi. He added that he and they had originally been angels, but having been seduced into revolt by Satan, they had been cast down to earth where they were to dwell till the day of doom. His object now was, to ascertain from the minister what would be their condition after that awful day. The minister then questioned him on the articles of faith; but as his answers did not prove satisfactory, and as in repeating the Lord's Prayer, he persisted in saying wed instead of art in heaven, he did not feel himself justified in holding out any hopes to him. The fairy then gave a cry of despair and flung himself into the loch, and the minister resumed his journey.

It is not for any Christian pilgrim to make sweeping judgements of this fallen state – but in the case of the Minister – when confronted intelligently – these beings can be found out.

Which human being not in possession of facts or faculties whilst on Earth could claim the right to judge the Green ones if their fruits were good ? It could be though that this particular representation of Faerie underworld as being Christians is a deception.

In the bible there is a mention of a great uncrossable gulf  between spheres and this vision of St Martins Land of the as yet unbaptised may not compare to the following vision of hell from Luke.
It is well known that the Cosmos around Earth is permeated with dimensions and bubbles of lower and higher relationship to the Earth plane. Some of these places are dark hungry desolations where some human souls intent on integrating with the dying timestream of the dying and cooling matter of this Cosmos are totally negated in torment by the most hideous realities.

Luke: 19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Further to this idea is the richer idea that the physical reality we call this cosmos will one day turn to dust - often cited in Sciences seemingly unrefutable Big  Bang Theory - 'heat death'.
Given there may be many resonances of these dimensions and realities of finer and finer energy levels to be inhabited and explored that emerge from the Earth - the idea that their foundation may completely disappear followed shortly by the implosion of these minor heavens should fill us with comfort that our living love cannot pass away and that we will survive these destructions to reach a far shore living in and by Christs word - by loving one another and God.

Here in genesis we see the idea of a multitude of heavens - and many mansions in which to grow.

Genesis 2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Genesis 2:4  These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Deuteronomy 10:14  Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
 and in Psalms 148:4 we can see that there are places in the ocean to go and distances to travel that are beyond these local heavens
Psalms 148:4  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Locally though - those fallen disconnected beings e.g. the Anunnaki/devils and Hive demonology that are mining life by the use of voodoo and reference to physical reference points and materials using parasitic relationships based on sympathetic resonance with rocks, localities and artefacts and prisoners will not be anymore sustained by their energy relationships within the local physicalities of the Earth-centered cosmos and its resonant ‘onion layers’ - even those 'gods' will die.

They die because they are disconnected from the sustaining source of all love – their Father – that they chose to take the way of death and anchor themselves in nothing eternal.

Isaiah 34:4  And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
Jeremiah 8:13  I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

Psalms 115:16  The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Isaiah 51:6  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Jeremiah 10:11  Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
Jeremiah 8:13  I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.
Revelation 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

2 Peter 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

John 6:35  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Matthew 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Transhumanism and the Galaxy

The Falkirk Triangle

The New Star Party vision 30 years ago - still cutting edge ?