Egyptian Ba (Before Marduk’s influence)
(posted on 18-6-12, written in June)
(includes a discussion on the Ba’s connection to the immortal roles and the Confluence Aged Akhu; how the primordial began from ‘nothing’ at the beginning of the Confluence Age; Ra’s solar boat; the Ba as the migratory Jabiru/stork with the flame)
The Egyptian theory is that Ba (the soul) inhabits the Kha/Khat (which is the corporeal body). The people, who walked out of the divine world, were aware that they were the souls who inhabited the corporeal bodies. But with time, because of the mortal state, people were not aware that they were the souls and so all sorts of theories cropped up. I am not going to discuss all these other views that were begun later. I am discussing what was originally meant by the word Ba. In later articles, I will discuss how the concept of Ba changed after Marduk introduced his practices for giving immortality to the birth-role (Ka).
People have begun seeing the Ba as just representing the soul. However, originally, the Ba did not represent just any soul. The Ba represented the deity soul who was involved with playing the immortal roles and who would, finally, be in the Confluence Age (at the end of the cycle). The Ba represents the soul and not the immortal roles. However, the immortal roles are part and parcel of the soul itself. I only understood this properly when I heard the experience of one of my nephews.
Recently (in 2012), my nephew was telling me of how he went to a meditation work-shop. There, each of the participants were given a mirror; and they informed that what they see in the mirror was a reflection of their soul. All the other participants saw a reflection that was like their corporeal body. But my nephew saw an ugly alien as his reflection, in the mirror. Even the person who was conducting the workshop had seen my nephew’s reflection, in the mirror, as an ugly alien. My nephew wanted to know what my opinion, of his experience, was. I had said that his soul must be deeply involved with the alien immortal role. Thus, what he saw was a reflection of the alien immortal role which his soul was deeply involved with during ancient days. I explained how some deity souls, who had walked out of the Silver Age, were involved with paving the way for the alien believe system. Their souls played immortal roles for the alien believe system. So, they were influenced to play a role for the creation of the alien believe system. Since the soul was deeply involved with that role, what my nephew saw was the reflection that the soul was deeply involved with this alien immortal role. What the others saw may have been a reflection that the soul was deeply involved with the mortal state and not the immortal role. It may have been a reflection of their Ka (birth role) which looks just like their corporeal bodies. Their soul must be caught-up playing the birth role (Ka).
My nephew’s experience had also enabled me to understand how deeply involved my soul was with the immortal roles. I felt that God was exposing me to his experience because it would help me to understand the state that my soul is in.
The soul is an alien in our corporeal world. Though we are in the corporeal world, our souls are in the metaphysical dimension. That makes the soul an alien, while we are in this corporeal world.
The soul is also from the Soul World. The Soul World is the original home of all souls before we take births in this corporeal world. So, the souls are also aliens, in the corporeal world, in this sense.
In the impure state, the soul would look ugly. In the pure state, the soul will look beautiful. This is also a reason why some aliens look ugly while others do not look ugly though they look like an alien.
Though my nephew saw the reflection of his soul as an alien, that is not what his soul actually looks like. The soul is a point of living light energy.
Apart from the alien immortal roles, there are also other immortal roles. ‘Osiris’ is also an immortal god role. The royalty, who had walked out of the divine world, had walked into the ordinary world which is also the ‘underworld’. Thus, they were portrayed as Osiris who lost everything and became the Lord of the Underworld.
Actually, Osiris also represents God because God’s kingdom was lost at the end of the Silver Age. Then, God helps the deity souls, who are in the underworld, from that time until the end of the cycle. However, Osiris and Ba, had also represented the souls of the kings who were from the Silver Aged kingdom (after the divine world was lost). Osiris was represented by the constellation Orion in the sky. The sky represented the meeting place of:
1. those who were involved with the immortal roles from the end of the Silver Age, and
2. those who were in the Confluence Age, at the end of the cycle.
Those who were involved with the immortal roles, at the beginning of the Copper Age, would finally meet those who are in the Confluence Aged subtle region. At the beginning of the Confluence Age, God was met there when He began the primordial from ‘nothing’.
God created the Confluence Aged subtle region from ‘nothing’. Then, God created the Confluence Aged subtle bodies from ‘nothing’. Then, the deity souls took their births, in the Confluence Aged subtle region, through the Confluence Aged spiritual knowledge (represented by water). As they took their births, they adopted the subtle bodies (which God had created). Then, Confluence Aged deity souls began accumulating in the Confluence Aged subtle region. The new comers would meet God and these older Confluence Aged souls in the Confluence Aged subtle region. All these were reflected in many of the myths, world-wide, relating to the creation of the primordial gods. God did not use anything from the old world to create the Confluence Aged subtle region and the Confluence Aged subtle bodies. They were created when God had the thought and came into the corporeal world for the creation of the new world. He came to give the spiritual knowledge (represented by water) which had emerged from within Him because it was time to use that spiritual knowledge. Thus, water was given an important role in the primordial myths.
When God had the thought and came into the corporeal world for the creation of the new world, He began playing the role of Ra. Thus, in some Egyptian myths, Ra was said to have created himself by willing himself into existence. Even Atum (Ra playing the role of the Sun in the evening when the sun sets) was portrayed as creating Himself through using His thoughts and will. Atum (or Atum-Ra) was portrayed as an old man because God uses the old body of Brahma Baba (as a chariot) upon coming into the corporeal world.
After Ra (and Atum) had created himself, Ra (and Atum) is said to have created a hill and built a temple on it. This represented how God created the Confluence Aged subtle region. Then, Ra created the other gods. This represented how the angelic bodies were created and how God enabled those who come, into the Confluence Aged subtle region, to use them.
Ra represents God’s Confluence Aged role for the deity souls. Thus, Ra was portrayed as the Egyptian Sun God who is the Creator of the world. Ra is also the Father and Chief of the Egyptian gods.
God was represented by the sun. The sun rises and sets. Thus, a beautiful myth was created portraying God as Ra in His Solar Boat. In this and later articles, I will be discussing how the Ba travels on Ra’s Solar Boat (in the underworld). So, I will explain a little on Ra’s Solar Boat.
The Solar Boat of Ra carries the sun, and gods, across the sky and through the underworld. The Solar Boat is also called “the boat of a million years” because the Egyptians viewed “million” as the equivalent of eternity or infinity. This meant that the cycle of time will keep repeating eternally. The cyclic pattern of time was represented by the day boat’s journey through the sky and then through the night boat’s journey in the underworld. This journey through the day and night will keep repeating eternally.
The Hindu cycle of time also represents the eternal nature of time as it repeats in a cyclic manner. The day of Brahma is similar to the Egyptian day boat’s journey in the heaven or sky. The day of Brahma was for 4.32 billion years. The night of Brahma is similar to the Egyptian night boat’s journey in the underworld. I have discussed the various cycles of time in my articles:
1. Comparing Various Cycles of Time & Calenders - Mayan, Hindu, Cosmological, Jew, Christian, Chinese, Brahma Kumaris Cycle of 5000 Years, etc.
2. Cycle of Time
The immortal roles, associated with the Ba, will exist forever. They will be used in every cycle at the beginning of the Copper Age and at the end of the cycle. Then, the soul will be enjoying the immortal soul-conscious stage in the first half cycle. This means that the soul is enjoying immortality. The immortal roles are connected to (or give way to) the immortal soul-conscious state of the soul. When deity souls lose the immortal soul-conscious state of the soul, at the end of the Silver Age, they will begin to use the immortal roles (which will influence them, at the end, to attain immortality). So the deity soul will be involved with either the immortal roles or the immortal soul-conscious stage in every cycle. This was what the Ba represented.
When the deity souls walked out of the divine world, they were involved with immortal god roles. The memories, formed while they play these immortal god roles, would influence the soul until the end. Then, in the next Confluence Age, these memories will influence the soul to become better spiritual effort-makers. The spiritual effort making, during the Confluence Age, would help them to attain immortality. This was also what the Ba represented.
With time, the people who had walked out of the Silver Age, had established practices to strengthen their immortal god roles so that they will play a better role at the end. This had nothing to do with giving immortality to birth roles (the Ka) as Marduk had introduced. The strengthening of the immortal god roles just involved the worship that ‘called out to the gods’ to come and play their roles.
The royalty made the mortals (the citizens) pray to the immortal gods because these mortals, who had walked out of the divine world, were very weak (spiritually). They need the assistance of the more powerful souls at the end (to live in the first half cycle). Thus, they were told to worship the immortal gods (played by the royalty) so as to make sure that the citizens will easily find their way into the Confluence Age at the end (though they will not make much spiritual effort, after being introduced to the Confluence Age). These bhakti/worship practices, in the Copper Age, were continued to make sure that the mortals reach the Confluence Aged subtle region, at the end. The souls of the citizens (who became mortals) have to be introduced into the Confluence Aged subtle region, at the end, so that they can take their births in the first half cycle. I play the role of Ganga and so, I am introducing them to the Confluence Aged subtle region. But if they want to become powerful, they will have to take further personal guidance in the BK centers (where classes are given free). As per the Law of Karma, we have to serve now so that we can enjoy a better future.
In the Copper Age, the immortal gods (who were already in the Underworld) were portrayed as helping the later generations because what the earlier ones did helped to establish the believe system. Their immortal roles will also help to establish the believe system. They began the believe system and the Reptilian Collective Consciousness. With time, the practices for this Reptilian Collective Consciousness began to include the unrighteous practices which Marduk introduced for giving immortality to birth roles (Ka).
Those who had walked out of the divine world were very powerful and so their consciousness can easily establish the new believe system with God’s help. Thus, they were used to begin the believe system for the immortal roles. Since their souls were already participating in the believe system, they were seen as helping the later ones to join them as a collective force to further establish and strengthen the believe system. The gods were portrayed as having ascended and then they were portrayed as helping the others to ascend into the underworld. It was as if the powerful earlier gods help the mortals to play the immortal roles because the believe system for the Collective Consciousness was already established. Thus, the later generations continued to pray to the immortal gods so that they can get the assistance of collective consciousness and God’s help. They also prayed to God because it is God who helps the deity souls to re-create their divine world. God also helps everyone who pray and ask for His help. The earlier immortal gods were also seen as instruments of God or as the children of God. Thus, it is God who helps (when worship is done to the immortal gods). This was why those immortal gods were portrayed with a ‘God’ aspect.
God and the Reptilian Collective Consciousness (based on the believe system) represented the gods who would be helping the later kings to live with Osiris and Ra, in the underworld, until they reach the Confluence Aged subtle region at the end.
The Ba represents the soul. We are the souls and not the corporeal bodies. Thus, we (the souls) were involved with the practices for the strengthening of the immortal roles; so that we (the souls) can play our roles well as the Akhu (soul in the soul-conscious stage), at the end. These worship practices, done in the Copper Age, would help the Ba to fly to be with Osiris until the end. The Ba would also be in Ra’s Solar Boat until the end. All these mean that the worship practices would have left it’s influence on the Ba, so that the soul will play it’s role well (at the end).
At the beginning of the Copper Age, the immortal gods (and all the relevant Ba, after death) were seen as being in Ra’s Solar Boat while it is beginning it’s journey in the underworld. Then, at the end of the cycle, the immortal gods (and all the Ba that have accumulated there) would be on Ra’s Solar Boat at the end of the journey, in the underworld, just before their souls begin their journey into the Golden Age (represented by the sky, as heaven).
Though the Ba represents the soul that is involved with immortality, the Ba does not represent immortality or the immortal role. The Ba represents the soul. However, the soul will exist eternally. The Ba, or the soul, does not die when the person dies. The Ba, or soul, reincarnates. It was, thus, seen as being able to continue the voyage (on Ra’s Boat) until the end when it attains immortality through the Confluence Age. It can be said that the soul began it’s journey to ‘immortality’ in the Copper Age; and the soul will, finally, attain ‘immortality’ at the end.
At the end, the Ba will become a Confluence Aged star (while it is influenced by the memories of the immortal god roles). The Ba will be one of the stars in the Confluence Aged subtle region, where it is among all the other stars (deity souls) and the Sun (God). Through the Confluence Age, the soul/Ba attains immortality. This means that the soul transforms to enjoy the constant soul-conscious state, or immortal state, where the person will feel that he is the soul and not the corporeal body. The soul will enjoy the constant soul-conscious or immortal state, in the first half cycle.
In the Confluence Age, the Ba would be involved, with God, for the creation of the new divine world (that would exist in the Golden Age). The Ba would be involved with the creation of Adam, the new man, who would live in the Golden Age. The Ba was portrayed as playing a role relating to the creation of the new world because the deity souls were meant to play their most important role for the creation of the new world.
At the end, the Ba will be involved with the Confluence Aged Brahman. Through Brahman, God’s energies are emitted (via the Ba) to the entire world. The Ba thus becomes a ‘world soul’, i.e. a soul through whom God gives benefit to the whole world. The Ba will establish unity with God for this. This means that the Ba gets linked with God and so is filled with God’s energies. God’s energies, in the Ba, will be helping the Ba to transform back into the divine state. Through this, the world also becomes peaceful because God’s energies do not just stay in the Ba. God’s energies also vibrate out of the Ba. The Ba will play a role with God, in the Confluence Age. When all the most powerful deity souls are in the most powerful soul-conscious stage, in the Confluence Age, the world transforms into the peaceful Golden Aged world where all people live in a united manner. So the Ba does not just represent the ‘deity soul who is involved with immortal roles’, it also includes the deity soul being used as instruments by God, at the end. However, the concept ‘Akhu’ was used to represent the soul as the star in the Confluence Aged subtle region, at the end. Where Akhu is concerned, the emphasis is on the soul being in the soul-conscious stage, in the Confluence Aged subtle region. The Akhu does not represent the soul when it is in any other state. If the soul is not in the soul-conscious stage, it is represented by the Ba. The soul-conscious stage is the state where the soul is shining brilliantly like a star in the Confluence Aged subtle regions. Immortality is attained through this Akhu state. So, Akhu is associated to immortality of the soul.
The Ba is the state of the soul, when the Ka (birth role) is playing a leading role. So, the Ka is seen as being in the Ba. But this Ba / soul will be later involved with the Confluence Aged roles.
In the Copper Age, the Ba is not in the soul-conscious state. The soul-conscious state, which the soul is in (during the first half cycle), is the immortal state. The Ba will attain this immortal state again through the role of the Akhu, during the Confluence Age (at the end of the cycle). Akhu means more than what I have mentioned here. I will discuss that when I discuss Akhu in a later article.
Originally, the Ba was represented by the symbol of the Jabiru (a migratory bird or stork). The Ba was represented by a bird because :
1. the Ba was the soul which could fly when it was not in the corporeal body
2. the soul can get liberated and be freed from the corporeal world, at the end, through the Confluence Age
3. the bird represented that, during the Confluence Age, the soul (Ba) begins with the light, flying stage before it becomes the Akhu (the soul in the highest soul-conscious stage)
4. the deity souls were in their light pure state, at the end of the Silver Age, when the practices for immortality began; and they will be in the light pure state when they reach the final destination at the end of the cycle (during the Confluence Age).
A migratory bird was used to designate the Ba because the soul is involved with migrating from one dimension or Age to another. The migration, originally, took place from the Silver Age to the Copper Age. Then, upon death, the migration took place from the corporeal world of the Copper Age into the Underworld of Osiris and into the Solar Boat of Ra in the underworld. Then, a migration takes place from the end of the Silver Age to the end of the cycle (where the Ba will be involved with the creation of the new world).
From the Copper Age, the Ba would reside with Osiris in the underworld (represented as being in the sky) because the memories would remain in the underworld until the soul is involved with transforming into the divine state in the Confluence Age. When the transformation is taking place (in the Confluence Age), the memories can no longer be seen as being in the underworld. They are in the Confluence Aged souls, who are in the Confluence Aged subtle regions. This ‘migration’ involves a change in the conditions, in which the Ba is in. At the end of the cycle, the migration is taking place from the Underworld of Osiris into the Confluence Aged subtle regions.
At the beginning of the Copper Age, the Ba begins the migration in the Solar boat of Ra. Ra’s night boat takes the Ba across until the end of the cycle and then, into the Confluence Age. The soul takes re-births, in the corporeal world, during this journey.
The migratory bird also represented the soul’s ability to fly or migrate from one corporeal body to another when it leaves the corporeal body to enter another (upon death). At the end of the cycle, the soul (in the transformed state) will fly or migrate to the Soul World. Then, it will fly or migrate into a perfect body in the first half cycle.
The migratory aspect of the bird also represents that the deity soul is migrating from the old corporeal world into the new divine one (at the beginning of the new cycle). This was also represented through the Sun, and gods, changing into the day Solar boat of Ra (representing the journey from the beginning of the Golden Age).
The stork is the symbol for the delivery of the soul to the final destination where the soul becomes the child of God (in the Confluence Age). Then, the soul enters a perfect body and lives in God’s kingdom (in the Golden Age).
The Ba is sometimes depicted as the migratory bird (Jabiru or stock) which is accompanied by a pot with a flame burning in it. In myths, ‘flames’ were used to represent how God’s energies (as flames) will be purifying the deity souls in the Confluence Aged Yagya. The Flames represented the Confluence Aged Yagya. Placing the pot of flames beside the bird represents that the Ba is connected to the Confluence Aged Yagya. The bird was placed near the pot of flames because the soul will be enjoying the flying stage when it is involved with the Confluence Aged Yagya. The pot represents the place where the Ba/soul will be in after death. In the Confluence Age, the soul will be in the Confluence Aged subtle region. The pot, near the stork, represents the Confluence Aged subtle region (as the womb where the gods are created). This was why, in rituals, pots were used to represent the place where the soul would be in (after death). The flames emerging from the pot, near the stork, represents that the soul was being purified in the Confluence Aged subtle region. This was the final aim which will happen when the soul/Ba/stork migrates into the Confluence Aged subtle region, at the end.
The Ba or soul was also considered as the “breath of life” because the corporeal body cannot live if the soul was not in it. The subsequent generations, in the Copper Age, consisted of the mortals who saw themselves as the corporeal body and not as the soul in the corporeal body. For them, the soul will look more like the ‘breath of life’.
Those who had walked out of the divine world saw the soul’s divine deity state as the ‘breath of life’. They were of the view that the deities (and deity souls) were alive when they were in the divine state (in the first half cycle). The Ba was portrayed as the ‘breath of life’ because the people, who walked out of the Silver Age, gave importance to:
1. the divine life of the deities in the first half cycle, and
2. the divine deity state of the deity soul.
This divine “breath of life” was given to the deity souls, by God, in the Confluence Aged subtle regions.
The Egyptians saw the Ba as residing in the "the realm of the gods" because the souls, seen as the Ba, were the deity souls who played immortal god roles. Most of them will just have memories emerging to influence them. This was the immortal aspect of their immortal role. However, with time, some began getting involved with giving immortality to their Ka (birth-roles). I will discuss this in the articles where I discuss how the concept of Ba expanded (after Marduk introduced the practices, which gave immortality to birth-roles or Ka).
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