by Christine Preston,
Christine: Hi Lightworkers! As I have been pondering about the mysteries of Biblical Cosmology, on Saturday March 18, Archangel Michael gave me some clues with regard to the statement in Genesis 1:7 that the ‘Waters below’ were separated from the ‘waters above’. But first, let’s look at what Genesis states. There are at least 20 versions for the translation of Genesis 1:7, the oldest being The King James Bible and it states:
King James Bible: And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Christine: In the New International Version, the term ‘firmament’ has been replaced by ‘vault’ and the sentence has become ‘So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it.’ Three other Bibles, such as the English Standard Version, and the New American Standard Bible, translate the same term as ‘expanse’. What is sure is that the Waters existed in the first place and then God created something called a firmament, a vault, or an expanse, which separated those waters. The following verse, Genesis 1: 8 states: ‘God called the expanse heaven’. To find out what the context is, the preceding sentence to Genesis 1:7 states: ‘And God said: Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters…’ and the context is that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In the Vatican Archives there is a document with the reference number: ENG0839. It states that the earth was a formless wasteland with an abyss that was covered in darkness, and a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God created the Light and this caused a separation from the darkness. The Sun is not being mentioned, but we must assume it was the Sun that created the light of the day.
The abyss is interpreted as a primordial ocean according to ancient Semitic cosmology. It becomes the salt water seas, as well as the fresh waters under the earth which come out as springs and fountains. Some statements elsewhere in the Pentateuch indicate that the Semites believed the upper waters were held up by a dome in the sky, and it is possible they did not understand how rain was produced from the evaporation of the water. However, the Hebrew term that has been translated as ‘waters’ and sometimes ‘the Deep’ or ‘abyss’, is ‘Tehom’. In the Greek Septuagint document the word is ‘abyssos’. It’s the great deep of the primordial waters of creation. Tehom is officialy equated with the earlier Sumerian Tiamat.
However, on the Vatican document, Genesis 1:6 has been translated as stating: ‘Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of waters from the other’. Following this the document states: ‘God made the dome and it separated the water above the dome from the water below it. God called the dome the ‘sky’. Evening came and morning followed. Then this creation was followed by the creation of ‘lights in the dome of the sky’. The terms ‘Dome’ and ‘firmament’ are interchangeable. The tale of creation seems to explain the existence of the sky and stars and how these were created.
The abyss is apparently a primordial ocean according to ancient Semitic cosmology. It becomes the salt water seas as well as the fresh waters under the earth which come out as springs and fountains. Some statements elsewhere in the Pentateuch indicate that the Semites believed the upper waters were held up by a dome in the sky, and it is possible they did not understand how rain was produced from the evaporation of the water. The mighty wind that swept over the abyss, or Tiamat, is literally ‘a wind of God’ or ‘spirit of God’. So why has this term for a ‘mighty wind’ not been translated as ‘Spirit of God’ when the Nag Hammadi text ‘On the Origin of the World’ states that it was ‘the Adam of Light’?
In their Epic of Creation, the Babylonians described a conflict between their god Marduk and a dragon of the Deep called Tiamat. The Deep was a dark, turbulent, watery abyss. It took a terrible conflict but Marduk succeeded in killing this female monster. He then divided her body into two halves, which is reminiscent of the dividing of the waters in Genesis! Out of one of these halves he made a dome shaped covering for the heavens so that the waters above this dome could not mix with the waters under it. According to an article in an academic Journal, the Biblical World, Vol. 36, No.5, written by a scholar by the name of A. E. Whatham, in 1910, entitled ‘The Yahweh-Tehom Myth’, the Babylonians did not say how the other half of Tiamat was used, and perhaps it was destroyed, but the idea that one half of Tiamat was used to form the Earth, came from the Babylonian priest Berosos. The Babylonian account seems to state that Marduk created an earth structure and placed it upon the waters below. This scholar states that the Hebrew term for the dome is ‘rakia’ and there seems to be a trace of the original Babylonian story in Genesis, and there are other allusions to a personified Deep, or Tiamat, in other parts of the of the Old Testament, and Tiamat emerges as an hostile power to Yahweh. It is clear that the Hebrews had recollections of the ancient Babylonian legend.
Now, in the Nag Hammadi Library, discovered in 1945, there is a text entitled ‘On the Origin of the World’ which is of Gnostic nature. It was translated by Hans-Gebhard Bethge and Bentley Layton. I have provided an interpretation for it in my book entitled ‘From the Words of Angels and Ancient Book of Jika’. This text expands on the existence of a realm of Light, sometime called ‘aeon,’ and explains that outside of it existed a shadow, or realm of darkness. It makes the following statement:
Quote: Now the eternal realm (aeon) of truth has no shadow outside it, for the limitless light is everywhere within it. But its exterior is shadow, which has been called by the name ‘darkness’. From it, there appeared a force, presiding over the darkness. And the forces that came into being subsequent to them were called the shadow ‘the limitless chaos’.
Christine: The Gnostics viewed the material universe as this realm of darkness, or chaos, situated under the realm of Light as if it had been separated by a chasm. They did not believe that the Universe had been created by a big bang, which is but a scientific theory. They believed in a Realm of Light, a concept which is parallel to that of Heaven in Christianity, and that of the higher dimensions in the spiritual movement or channeled messages’ circles. This text depicts the birth of the material universe as well as of a primordial being, in the following way:
Quote: Pistis came and appeared over the matter of chaos, which had been expelled like an aborted fetus – since there was no spirit in it. For all of it (chaos) was limitless darkness and bottomless water. Now when Pistis saw what had resulted from her defect, she became disturbed. And the disturbance appeared, as a fearful product; it rushed to her in the chaos. She turned to it and blew into its face in the abyss, which is below all the heavens.
And when Pistis Sophia desired to cause the thing that had no spirit to be formed into a likeness and to rule over matter and over all her forces, there appeared for the first time a ruler, out of the waters, lion-like in appearance, androgynous, having great authority within him, and ignorant of whence he had come into being. Now when Pistis Sophia saw him moving about in the depth of the waters, she said to him, “Child, pass through to here,” whose equivalent is ‘yalda baoth’.
Christine: This ‘ruler’ was an Archon, as Archon is the Greek term translated as ‘ruler’. Many people agree that these beings have held mankind in a state of anarchy and bondage. The text of Nag Hammadi states that these archons reflected the pattern that existed before them, an androgynous pattern, but it was a reflection of the Father-Mother divine image which they perverted. The text makes it clear that the Heavens, or Realm of Light, had an administration and an army of angels. Yalda Baoth must be the being that was later called Lucifer as he rejected the Divine Being:
Quote: Now when the heavens had consolidated themselves along with their forces and all their administration, the prime parent, Yalda Baoth became insolent after having been honored by the army of angels. And for his part, he was delighted and continually boasted, saying to them, “I have no need of anyone.” He said, “It is I who am God, and there is no other one that exists apart from me.”
Christine: Pistis instructed him about the existence of an immortal man of Light that preceded him and prophesied his judgment.
Quote: There is an immortal man of light who has been in existence before you, and who will appear among your modelled forms; and you will descend to your mother, the abyss, along with those that belong to you. For at the consummation of your works, the entire defect that has become visible out of the truth will be abolished.
Christine: After this instruction the son of Yalda Baoth, Sabaoth, was illumined by Pistis and received great authority from the forces of chaos. A war had taken place in the seven heavens, then Pistis instructed him about the eighth heaven. Some time later, Sabaoth had a first born called Israel. Then the story continues with the appearance of the Adam of Light, who created a vast eternal realm because he was not able to return to his eighth heaven:
Quote: And within that eternal realm he created six eternal realms and their adornments, six in number, that were seven times better than the heavens of chaos and their adornments. Now all these eternal realms and their adornments exist within the infinity that is between the eighth heaven and the chaos below it, being counted with the universe that belongs to poverty. If you want to know the arrangement of these, you will find it written in the Seventh Universe of the Prophet Hieralias.
Christine: The Rulers conspired to genetically engineer a body that could attract the Adam of Light by making him incarnate within it. They said:
Quote: Come let us create a man out of earth, according to the image of our body and according to the likeness of this being, to serve us; so that when he sees his likeness, he might become enamored of it. No longer will he ruin our work; rather, we shall make those who are born out of the light our servants for all the duration of this eternal realm.
Christine: The text then explains that Pistis had influenced the Archons to do this so that the man they modelled would become empowered with light and would cause their condemnation, or judgment. This ties in with the Christian concept of the Harvest when the tares are being removed from the wheat. Then Pistis creates an Initiator, whom she sends to instruct the forms empowered by the Adam of Light, dwelling in this new mankind.
In the Nag Hammadi text is found the notion that an emanation of the Divine spark was trapped within a human body genetically engineered by the Archons, and that in the beginning Elohim, Father-Mother God, re-created, rather than created out of nothing, the earth, by using half of the Tiamat of the Babylonian cosmology. The ‘Waters of the Deep’ are indeed synonymous with the Babylonian Tiamat, and according to the Sumerian myth of creation, Enuma Elish, Tiamat created “monster-serpents” and “roaring dragons” to oppose the gods in a war between cosmic order and chaos. Tablet 1 states that before heaven and the firm ground had been named, therefore before the appearance of man and language, or the earth was created by a separation, the ‘waters mingled as a single body’. This was before the waters were separated.
Enuma Elish mentions Mummu-Tiamat as the one who bore them all (Mother Tiamat). Marduk gained victory over Tiamat through the use of an Evil Wind, and that wind is mentioned in Genesis 1:2 as ‘a wind from God swept over the face of the waters’. However this version is an alteration from ‘the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters’. But in the Nag Hammadi text it is the Adam of Light who is seen by the authorities, or rulers, the Archons, as the Spirit hovering over the waters of darkness. He could not return to his 8th heaven, so this Spirit created a reflection of myriads of angels in the image of those on the 8th heaven, and these were extensions of the angels of the higher dimension. A reflection of the Universal, or Cosmic Christ, was also created, including the being called Jesus Christ, a statement that permits this text to be dated. It seems that the Adam of Light is the monadic Spirit we know as the I Am Presence. The traditions convey the idea that from the supreme Godhead, the Monad, emanated other divine beings, the Aeons, who created the physical world. Then some divine elements are introduced into the material realm permitting the upliftment of this material universe to a higher dimension.
All of this should be taken into account by researchers who literally interpret Genesis in respect of the separation of the Waters by a firmament, vault, or dome, because the tradition that ended up in Genesis apparently was an oral one in the first place, or it borrowed from the Sumerian and Babylonian mythologies, as well as Gnostic scriptures. The science that supports the Flat Earth model and the idea that the earth does not move, seems to make more sense than Copernicus and Einstein’s theories. There also is plenty of evidence to show that NASA only produces photos, or views, of the Earth, that have been altered using photoshop. Please refer to a good introduction on this subject by Tommix, entitled ‘Flat Earth, the Real Name of the World’. But some researchers go by the word of the Bible despite the possibility that it has been tampered with.
I have come across the Tether phenomena. It has been claimed that a number of space tethers, have been deployed as a satellite system in space missions as a joint NASA-Italian Space Agency project, in 1992, for various purposes including research into tether propulsion, tidal stabilisation and orbital plasma dynamics. Refer to STS-46, Space Shuttle Atlantis, July 31-August 8. There was another mission four years later, and the tether broke. One website on the Secret NASA Transmissions: the Smoking Gun, has been blocked. There also are some footage which NASA didn’t have a chance to edit, but were intercepted by a space agency in Canada. If you search YouTube for a video with the words ‘Secret Transmissions’ you will find an interview concerning this matter as well as some footage in black and white showing a multitude of moving objects, possibly spaceships, as well as an earth surface without curvature, except when the horizon is distorted by the lense.
We have to take all of this into account when deciding what the truth is. You also need to examine the other ancient cosmologies such as the Nordic and Hindu ones. With regard to Tehom, the Watery Deep, and Tiamat, it was Zechariah Sitchin who interpreted that Tiamat was a planet, and called Marduk ‘Nibiru’ with his story that Nibiru had destroyed Tiamat. The truth and original meaning of these traditions may be lost in time and translation. The schools that depict the creation of the material universe, as a series of emanations from a primal monadic source, derive their outlook from Plato’s writings.
On Saturday March 18, Archangel Michael gave me a clue with regard to the statement in Genesis 1 that the waters below were separated from the waters above the firmament, and this is in relation to biblical cosmology. You have to understand that the Archangels and Ascended Masters have always worked with their students and channelers without challenging their beliefs because it would constitute an interference with our beliefs. They guide us but we have to make the effort to integrate higher consciousness which will change our perceptions and give us 3rd eye vision. They will not cause their channelers to transform their perceptions and make some statements if it means that they are going to receive tremendous opposition by passing on certain teachings that their followers will regard as controversial.
Archangel Michael asked me to think what ‘waters’ might mean at first, and I wrecked my brain. I thought the Hebrew word for the Watery Deep was Tehom and Tiamat, and it does relate to the earthly creation which ca be regarded as a platform, or physical realm in the biblical cosmology. I thought about ‘the River of Life’. The precise phrase river of life does not appear in the Bible. However, Revelation 22:1–2 does refer to “the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” The apostle John, in his vision of the New Jerusalem, describes the river as flowing “down the middle of the great street of the city.” In February Archangel Michael had commented on the matter of the globe versus flat model:
Lord Michael: You have done some prayers and I would like to confirm regarding our studies on the debates regarding Flat Earth versus Globe that your expectations that the models offered in ancient cosmologies are more accurate than the globular model of the Science that has evolved over many centuries but that could not be proven. The Establishment created a science that is fantasy, or something like science fiction actually, in order to back up the view that man is alone in the Universe and that there is but matter to it, no higher realms, for instance. They concocted a whole view using Darwin’s theories. It’s all wrapped up in the materialist viewpoint that makes man appear insignificant and that removes the Almighty Inner God from the scenario of Life. Archangels are emissaries for the Light of the higher dimensions. We re-created this world by lifting it up from the lower dimensions. We created it for our own use originally then it was lost and taken to an abyss of corruption. We brought Light to it again and this is the point which some records seem to regard as its beginning, in those days when some beings thought they were the gods, and there was no one more advanced than they were. I am referring to the story found in Gnostic records such as ‘On the Origin of the world’ discovered at Nag Hammadi.
Christine: And when I mentioned ‘waves’ Archangel Michael said:
Lord Michael: You are getting close. The Waters were waves, in scientific terms, electro-magnetic fields! The Realm of darkness or of the material universe was created by a separation from the Realm of Light, as the Gnostics conceived it. This Realm of Light is the higher dimension called heaven. Its electro-magnetic fields vibrate at a higher frequency than the lower material realm of three dimensions. The instruction for the DNA of your bodies is sent to you from the quantum field that is a blueprint for its externalization. It gets externatlised into materiality and expression.
Christine: Another interesting aspect of Disclosure in this time of Transition leading to a higher spectrum of consciousness, relates to the matter of the Platform of Physicality that is circular according to ancient cosmologies, such as the Vedic or Hindu one, and for which there exist ancient maps. The knowledge about Mount Meru appears for instance to have been suppressed by not including details about the North Pole on modern maps. A ring of ice surrounds the circular representation of our continents, and it is this ring of ice which has been shrunk into the continent of Antarctica on the globe model. You need to acquire understanding with regard to the science of projection to make maps. Then you will be better informed to make a decision as regard to what you believe.
According to Archangel Michael, originally ‘Waters’ represented magnetic fields, and you can see this in the depiction of the astrological sign of Aquarius, as what flows out of the jar a water bearer is holding is not water, although it has been stated that it is an old glyph and that if there are two jars they represent the waters above and the waters below. Some astrologers claim that the element released by the Water Bearer, represents the flow of energy, or wavelength. The Aquarius symbol also has a unique meaning. The Aquarius sign is also thought to depict the waves of electricity. But perhaps it is more than that as we have been irradiated with photonic light. Perhaps you will discover more.
Wishing you to be kept and secure in the light of the Ascended Masters and the Archangels, with love, from Christine