Multiverse - Sons of
Were there other beings in this
category other than Man who shares divinity realm? Probably.
There are indications for such Sons of God. Refer the following;
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
and Satan also came among them
Satan also came among them.
When the morning Stars sang together and Sons of God shouted for
38:4-7 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its
measurements--surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On
what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the
morning stars sang together, and all the sons
of God shouted
these it appears that there were other Sons of God even before the
creation of Earth. Apart from that we notice that even
Satan was indeed one of the Sons of God and has access to the
presence of God!
following terms do not directly refer to messengers but to beings
that are in the various dimensions of existence.
Evidently Adamic race is part of the
Sons of God.
3:38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam,
the son of God
such Man originally lived in all the four worlds. Man was the
highest creation in the world (among others?) But
remember we are talking about the creation.
was a creation of God in sharp contrast to Christ who was Son by
emanation or procession.
1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God
11:27 I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of
God, even he that cometh into the world.
Adam was of the world
while Christ came into the world and not of the world. But since
Christ shares some of his dimension with man in the divine realm,
and hence is considered as a Brother to Christ. Hence the
writer of the Hebrews states:
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
The incarnation of
the Son as a part of the human race is described by Paul in his
2:6-11 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality
with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form
of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in
human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even
death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed
on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father.
This brings us to the
concept of Two Adams which is related to the Adam Kadamon
concept. Paul describes two
one Material and the other Spiritual.
1Co 15:45 -49
So also it has been written, "The" first "man",
Adam, "became a living soul;" the last Adam a life-giving
Spirit. But not the spiritual first, but the natural; afterward the
spiritual. The first man was out of earth, earthy. The second
Man was the Lord out of Heaven. Such as is the earthy man,
such also are the earthy ones. And such as is the heavenly Man, such
also are the heavenly ones. And as we bore the image of the
earthy man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly
It is the gigantic,
cosmic, first Adam that is the Primordial Adam of Kabbalah. Is
it God, or an aspect of God, or a subordinate created being, and if
a subordinate being, which created being? The
question cannot be answered easily unless we understand the
distinction between the Nirguna Brahman and the Saguna Brahman.
This Primordial Adam is the first of the creation, the
creator of the cosmos as his body yet shares the essence of God and
carries the fullness of the Ohr Ein Sof in a concrete mediatorial
relation with cosmos. The
throne as the visible externalisation of God's Glory. It is a figure
in the shape of a
above the expanse that was over their heads, like the appearance of
a sapphire stone, was the likeness of a throne, and on the likeness
of the throne, was a likeness like
the appearance of a man ...."
Material Man was made in the image of the Heavenly Man. In
Christ the Heavenly man temporarily put on the Material Body and
became the Second Adam – the Messiah. In resurrection
we will put on the Heavenly Body and share the divinity with Jesus
being united with Him as his wife.
This is why Peter
talks about sharing of divinity with Christ.
1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
is on this idea that the revelation talks about the marriage of the
lamb – joining of the redeemed bride of Christ – the church –
with Christ. This is the reason why Jesus is described as
Perfect God and Perfect Man. It is not coexistence but a state
of being. He came into His Own.
Even when Jesus
entered into the material realm taking human form, we could never
understand the essence of God with which He shared the Godhead.
We know him only as the Word of God, the Image of God,
the Self-revelation, the Self-manifestation of God, who is reflected
in the whole creation and who brings the whole creation back to God.
In Jesus we can see the component of God in our existential
dimensions. We cannot of course see beyond the veil the fulness of
Godhead which He shared. It
is this Jesus had to lay down to come into our midst.
It is, therefore, perfectly correct to say that
Jesus is God, but always with the qualification that he is "
God from God " , that is, he receives the Godhead from the
Father, which is what characterises him as the Son; and furthermore
he is not simply God, but God in man and man in God. He is the
" Word made flesh " . In this view the Son comes forth
eternally from the Father. And this process is not merely a temporal
process but an eternal reality. The Son comes forth eternally from
the Father as his Self-manifestation, his Self-expression, and
manifests God in the whole creation, drawing everything in time and
space into the fullness of the divine being. Seen in this
perspective Jesus does not appear as an isolated phenomenon,
a sudden appearance of God on earth. He is the fulfilment of the
whole plan of creation, drawing the manifold of creation back to
unity, drawing all humanity back to God, to that fullness of being
for which it was created. In this perspective also Jesus can be seen
in relation to those other forms of the Primordial Person, the
Universal Man, which are found in the traditions of Hinduism,
Buddhism and Islam. "
interpenetrating worlds of four dimensions of creation.
Wiki gives the following description of
The Four Worlds (Hebrew: עולמות
Olamot/Olamos, singular: Olam עולם),
sometimes counted with a prior stage to make Five Worlds, are the
comprehensive categories of spiritual realms in Kabbalah in the
descending chain of Existence.
Worlds are formed by the Ohr Mimalei
Kol Olmin, the Divine creative light that "Fills all
according to their particular spiritual capacity to receive.
Four Worlds are:
Olam Ha'Atzilut The
World of Divine Emanation - The Divine Dimension
is the world of Divine emanation, wholly conscious of its
Divine origin. This is completely the realm of Ein Sof and is in
perfect harmony and balance. The process of "emanation" is
described in Chassidut as one of he'elem v'gilui
- "concealment and revelation," i.e., the process
of revealing the essence of that which had hitherto been
may also be the realm of Adam Kadmon, as well.
These worlds are interrelated and depicted as "Jacob's
Ladder," an overlapping diagram of the "Tree of Life"
Life and the soul of the beings start here.
It is believed that Man was created to exist in this realm
and was temperarily shut out unless redemption because of the fall. Relative
to the soul of man, the four worlds correspond to the four levels of
the soul: chayah (from the world of Atzilut); neshamah (from the
world of Beriah); ruach (from the world of Yetzirah); nefesh (from
the world of Asiyah). As
we see Man existed in all the four levels of existence - Body, Mind,
Spirit and Divine.
Only the Sons of God exist in the
2. Beriah (בְּרִיאָה),
- The World of Creation - The world of Concepts
The world of Beriah is
the world of spirituality and human
intelligence. Imma (binah, understanding and intelligence in
general) The world of
Beriah is the spiritual abode of the serafim ("fiery
angels"). These are the angles that the prophet Isaiah saw in
his vision of the Divine chariot. These are the angles that exclaim
to God: "Holy, Holy Holy is the God of Hosts, the whole earth
is full of His glory." This is the realm of archangels and the
heavenly throne (Thrones).
contemplation, reasoning, logic
3. Yetzirah (יְצִירָה),Olam
- The World of Formation
known as the realm of formation, or the formative world. This is the
realm of the Astral, of the collective unconscious and the Anima
Mundi (world Soul) and such like. It is the realm where specific
forms are created. Yetzirah is composed of the three spheres
directly below the veil of Parekh: Netzhache, Hod and Yesod. The
Angels reside within this world. The ethereal
"substance" of Beriah is endowed with spirit and
generic form. The particular consciousness of this world is one of
"formation" yesh m'yesh ("something from
something"). Here existence takes the form of general
archetypes or species. The
particular class of angels belonging to the world of Yetzirah are
the chayot hakodesh ("the living creatures"). These are
the angels which Ezekial saw in his vision of the Divine chariot.
- The World of Action
The lowest of
the four worlds, Assiah is known as the realm of effects. It is the
world of the body and the senses, This
is the realm of the physical universe and its creatures.
Only one sphere belongs to this realm and
that is Malkuth.
The material, dualistic-seeming world of
matter and energy
the 'animal soul', life-force, or anima
material world as it appears
The continual flow of
an immanent lower light ("Mimalei Kol Olmin"), the light
that "fills all worlds" is the creating force in each
descending world that itself continually brings into being from
nothing, everything in that level of existence. It is this light
that undergoes the concealments and contractions as it descends
downward to create the next level, and adapts itself to the capacity
of each created being on each level.
all the worlds are dependent for their continual existence on the
flow of Divinity they constantly receive from the Divine Will to
create them. Creation is continuous.
the worlds are interpenetrating and one within the other each
forming part of the other – World within World. Person within
Person. The perfect state is when all the parts each with its
own form of life, energy and function work in synchronism according
to the purpose assigned to them. When this is violated the
system breaks down and redemption is needed. This is
what Sin is. It disrupts the function of the Cosmic Creation
and all the beings in it.
Family Tree of Life by David Friedman
to the Kabbalah as
described by the Golden
Dawn there are ten archangels,
each commanding one of the choir of angels and corresponding to one
of the Sephirot. It
is similar to the Jewish angelic hierarchy.
Erelim (Isaiah 33:7)
Souls of Fire
to all ancient cultures Universe is consisted of a combination of
four basic elements: fire, air, water and earth.
In Jewish mysticism the four worlds are based on the four
Life beyond our
Carbon based life
Every life form on Earth, as far as we know, is a
carbon-based life form.
you don’t have a stable entity with the chemistry of hydrogen,
you’re not going to have hydrocarbons, or complex carbohydrates,
and you’re not going to have life,” says MIT physics professor
Robert Jaffe, in Scientific American,. “The same goes for
carbon and oxygen. Beyond those three we felt the rest is
a thought arises only because our only knowledge of life is from the
life on earth. Is it
possible to have life in universe where life is based on fire? or
water? or spirtual material? I
have to word it as spiritual material because we dont know what they
are and their laws. Matter,
mind and spirits we know exists.
But our science is only based on matter.
We do not even know how to talk to our dogs or cats or fishes
even though they share our material dimension as well.
Our communication remain within the common dimensions.
There is no reason why life should not exist in other
dimensions and some of them may even be sharing some of our
dimensions as well. Without
that we cannot communicate or know.
Just as God cannot be understood unless God himself reveals
to us, we will not be able to know about these beings in other
dimensions. This is why
God put on flesh and dwelt among us.
The Universe is not just matter.
It encompasses all the other dimensions in which lives an
infinite number of beings as part of the body of God exist and all
having their specific roles and purposes.
They are as much part of the organs of God.
Chain of Being"
to Judaeo-Christian Mysticism
is certain that within the infinite number spiritual dimensions, of
which ours is but one, there are certainly infinte number of beings
who are different from us in many ways with bodies that are not
material but of different material peculiar to their own dimensions
and having the same degree or different degrees of freedom of will.
Some of these may be coexisting within us and we may be
existing within others. We
are in a world within worlds all within the Cosmic Christ.
within Worlds, Life within Life, Purusha
1:20 - 23 when he raised
him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the
above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that
which is to come:
hath put all things under his feet,
gave him to be the head over all things
to the church,
which is his body,
the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
12:14-22 For also the body is not one member, but many. If the
foot says, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, on account
of this, is it not of the body? And if the ear says, Because I am
not an eye, I am not of the body, on account of this, is it not of
the body? If all the body were an eye, where would be the hearing?
If all hearing, where the smelling? But now God set the members,
each one of them, in the body, even as He desired. But if all was
one member, where would the body be? But now, indeed, many are the
members, but one body. And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I
have no need of you; or again the head to the feet, I have no need
of you. But much rather the members of the body seeming to be weaker
are necessary. (Literal Translation)
drawing of the Great Chain of Being from Didacus Valades, Rhetorica
chain starts from God and progresses downward to angels, demons
(fallen/renegade angels), stars, moon, kings, princes, nobles, men,
wild animals, domesticated animals, trees, other plants, precious
stones, precious metals, and other minerals. Each link in the chain
might be divided further into its component parts.
The picture incidentally shows the hell as the lowest level where
there is little of no communication with God.
Ken Wilber, A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for
Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality, Shambhala,
, 2000, p. 68.
Because of the disobedience of Man,
Man was temporarily driven away from the Divine level and
constrained within the lower three worlds. The total freedom
of will of man is typical of the Sonship. There always was an
extra-cosmal element in man which gives him the ability to go above
and beyond the constraints of the world and its environments.
There is a dimension within, which gives man the freedom to choose.
Because Man refused to function within the body of the Cosmos, Man
lost his estate and was driven out of the realm.
Because Sin will
produce a life which brings forth great suffering as each man act
5:13-15 For, brothers, you were called to freedom. Only do not use
the freedom for an opening to the flesh. But through love serve one
another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in this:
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." But if you
bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not consumed by
Eternal life in a
Selfish society simply is unthinkable. God in his love for Man
blessed him with death, by placing the law of decay on the matter.
Gen 3:17 And
to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the
voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which
I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the
ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the
days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to
you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. In
the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you
return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust
you shall return."