The Myth of Ishtar symbolizes the descent of the human spirit through the seven worlds or spheres of the sacred planets, until finally, deprived of its spiritual adornments, it incarnates in the physical body—Hades–where the mistress of that body heaps every form of sorrow and misery upon the imprisoned consciousness. The waters of life—the secret doctrine—cure the diseases of ignorance; and the spirit, ascending again to its divine source, regains its God-given adornments as it passes upward through the rings of the planets.” ~Manly P. Hall
Actually, many myths of gods and heroes are allegorical representations of the fall of man from a spiritual being living in a spiritual realm to a physical being living on a material plane. Nearly everything in the quote from Hall is symbolic or allegorical. Let’s take a look at some of it.
Hall talks about the human spirit descending “though the seven worlds or spheres of the sacred planets”. This is definitely not literal, out spirits didn’t pass through seven planets on the way to Earth. What it means is that the spirit descended through seven dimensions of reality. That is true if you assume we started out at the ninth dimension which is the Godhead counting that as one, and we are now in the third dimension. As you descend, each dimension becomes more material and less spiritual or, if you prefer, from higher frequencies to lower ones or from light to relative darkness. As we descended, our spiritual faculties became less and less active, more and more dormant until we arrive in the very material third dimension with them in a state that is like a deep coma. Continue reading “The Myth of The Fall”