The Ten Commandments – a new reading

Posted by in Articles on Mar 27, 2015

While in communion with his God, Moses learned of the laws that would keep the Children of Israel in the paths of righteousness. Tenfold was the counsel of God for the Hebrew people and all was ordained in the manner of the Tree of Tradition, whose roots are in the Heavens and whose branches spread throughout the Heavens and reach down even unto the Earth. And these laws are the counsel of God:

Right it is that you shall make no graven image or likeness of anything in the heavens or the earth or under the sea, nor bow down and worship it. All your worship shall be unto the Lord Most High say the Seraphim at the Crown of the Tree.

Better it is not to take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for such as do so are not guiltless, say the Cherubim of the branch of the Tree called Wisdom.

Right it is to remember the Sabbath Day and keep it apart and holy, say the mighty angels called the Thrones of the branch of the Tree called Understanding, and when you see the star Sabbetay (Saturn) in the heavens, it shall call this commandment to your mind.

Right it is to work six days, and perform no labour on the seventh, to remember the six days of Creation, say the mighty angels called the Dominions on the branch of the Tree called Mercy, and when you see the star called Sedeq (Jupiter) you shall call this law to mind.

Better it is to honour your father and mother, and thus shall the days of your life on the land be long, say the mighty angels called the Virtues, on the branch of the Tree called Severity, and when you see the star in the Heavens called Ma’adin (Mars) you shall remember this counsel.

Right it is not to kill, say the mighty angels called the Powers on the branch of the Tree called Beauty, and Hammah (the Sun) in the Heavens shall call this law ever to mind.

Better it is not to commit adultery, say the mighty angels called the Principalities on the branch of the Tree called Eternity, and when you see the star in the Heavens called Kokab Nogah (Venus) you shall remember this law.

Right it is not to steal, say the mighty Archangels on the branch of the Tree called Splendour, and when you see the star in the Heavens called Kokab (Mercury) you shall call this law to mind.

Better it is not to steal, say the Angels, on the branch of the Tree called Foundation, and Lebanah (the Moon) shining in the Heavens shall ever call this law to mind.

Right it is not to covet your neighbour’s house, his wife, servant or maidservant, nor his ox nor his ass, nor anything that it is his, and this is the law of your better self that lives not yet within your soul, but to give him a dwelling in your soul the right path is to follow the counsels of the Lord, so that the Kingdom of Mankind may at last be the Kingdom of the Lord.