Wisdom

At a time when it was thought that heavenly bodies had power over life on earth, the art of being able to interpret their movements was believed to be the source of wisdom.

The following collection of passages tell us that before the beginning, God created a goddess called Wisdom. She was his master plan with which he created the universe. The starry sky was the end product.

Human wisdom flows from divine wisdom. It starts with fear. Then as one gains understanding of the movements and patterns, one gains wisdom. Thus, revelation does not mean supernatural communication with God in the sense commonly understood today. By revelation it is meant that God reveals what he wants to be known, visually. It is through wisdom where God's message enters human consciousness.

Thus wisdom was the medium by which one communicated with God. The better they understood the patterns and movements, the wiser they became. To them, all the knowledge of the universe, past, present and future, was contained in the starry patterns of the sky.

Substitute "wisdom" for "knowledge of astrology" in the following passages and they will make more sense.

1. All wisdom is from God. God created Wisdom before all other things. Wisdom reveals her secrets to God. It is God's gift to those who love him.

1All wisdom is from the Lord, and with him it remains forever.
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The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity-who can count them?
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The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth, the abyss, and wisdom-who can search them out?
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Wisdom was created before all other things, and prudent understanding from eternity.
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The root of wisdom-to whom has it been revealed? Her subtleties-who knows them?
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There is but one who is wise, greatly to be feared, seated upon his throne-the Lord.
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It is he who created her; he saw her and took her measure; he poured her out upon all his works,
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upon all the living according to his gift; he lavished her upon those who love him. (Sirach 1:1-10; Catholic)

2. She was God's master plan at the time of creation.

8.1Does not wisdom call, Does not understanding raise her voice?
22The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
23Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
25Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth;
26before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
27When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
29when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30then I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
31rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the sons of men.
9.1Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven pillars. (Proverbs 8:1-9:1)

3. The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. Fools despise wisdom.

2That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight,
3receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity;
4that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth--
5the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill,
6to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.
7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:2-7)

4. Whoever studies her will learn the things of old and of things to come. He will understand turns of speech and the solutions to riddles.

8And if anyone longs for wide experience, she knows the things of old, and infers the things to come; she understands turns of speech and the solutions of riddles; she has foreknowledge of signs and wonders and of the outcome of seasons and times. (Wisdom of Solomon 8:8; Catholic)

5. God gives wisdom from his mouth in an allegorical sense, if you think of the patterns of the stars as the means by which God speaks. This is what is meant by "the word of God". It also applies to angels who reveal their messages by the angles of the stars.

6For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, (Proverbs 2:6-7)

6. These passages have astrology all through them: alternations of the solstices, changes of the seasons, cycles of the year and the constellations of the stars. Wisdom is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror, she renew all things (the sun cycle). God loves a man who lives with wisdom-because he will live in accordance to God's will.

17For it is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements;
18the beginning and end and middle of times, the alternations of the solstices and the changes of the seasons,
19the cycles of the year and the constellations of the stars,
20the natures of animals and the tempers of wild beasts, the powers of spirits and the reasoning's of men, the varieties of plants and the virtues of roots;
21I learned both what is secret and what is manifest,
22for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me. For in her there is a spirit that is intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, clear, unpolluted, distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen, irresistible,
23beneficent, humane, steadfast, sure, free from anxiety, all-powerful, overseeing all, and penetrating through all spirits that are intelligent and pure and most subtle.
24For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness, she pervades and penetrates all things.
25For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her.
26For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.
27Though she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes in holy souls and makes the friends of God, and prophets;
28for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom. (Wisdom of Solomon 7:17-28; Catholic)

7. We see mention of three of the four creative elements: fire, air and water. The circle of stars describes the Zodiac. The luminaries-lights-of heaven were the gods that rule the world.

1For all people who were ignorant of God were foolish by nature; and they were unable from the good things that are seen to know the one who exists, nor did they recognize the artisan while paying heed to his works;
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but they supposed that either fire or wind or swift air, or the circle of the stars, or turbulent water, or the luminaries of heaven were the gods that rule the world.
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If through delight in the beauty of these things people assumed them to be gods, let them know how much better than these is their Lord, for the author of beauty created them.
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And if people were amazed at their power and working, let them perceive from them how much more powerful is the one who formed them.
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For from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator. (Wisdom of Solomon 13:1-5; Catholic)

8. The age is divided into twelve parts, meaning the twelve houses of the Zodiacal age.

11For the age is divided into twelve parts.. (2 Esdra 14:11; Apocrypha)

9. The twelve signs of the Zodiac make up the circuit of heaven.

3I came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and covered the earth like a mist.
4I dwelt in high places and my throne was in a pillar of cloud.
5Alone I have made the circuit of the vault of heaven and have walked in the depths of the abyss.
6In the waves of the sea, in the whole earth, and in every people and nation I have gotten a possession.
7Among all these I sought a resting place; I sought in whose territory I might lodge. (Sirach 24: 3-7; Catholic)

10. The Bible was meant to be esoteric. Whoever betrays their secrets will never find a congenial friend. This explains why the Bible is so hard to understand as an astrological work; it was written in a codified language.

16Whoever betrays secrets destroys confidence, and he will never find a congenial friend. (Sirach 27:16, Catholic)

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