|Seraphic Transports -- Part III|
In the preceding report we learned of a series of properties that were highly important to our understanding of seraphic transports, as they appear to human beings under low energy state.
If the observers had seen this object only in the vertical position they might have referred to it as a "column" or "pillar." We can see that it is referred to as a "cloud" or as a "luminous blue-violet mist." The "torpedo-shaped outline of glistening luminosity" is unmistakable.
The following report was published in Liberation Newspaper, Paris, August 25, 1954. The date of the observation was two days earlier. The time was 1:00 AM in Vernon, France. The conditions were a clear sky with a quarter moon. The witness was Bernard Miserey, a business man. The report states that Miserey had just returned home from a business meeting. He drove his car into his garage, and upon coming out saw a pale light illuminating the town, which had been dark moments before. Looking at the sky he saw a huge, motionless, silent, luminous mass, suspended above the bank of the river about three hundred yards away. He compared it to a gigantic cigar standing on end. In his words:
I had been watching this amazing spectacle for a couple of minutes when suddenly from the bottom of the cigar came an object like a horizontal disk, which dropped at first in free fall, then slowed, and suddenly swayed and dived horizontally across the river toward me, becoming very luminous. For a short time I could see the disk full-face. It was surrounded by a halo of brilliant light. A few minutes after it had disappeared behind me, going southwest at a prodigious speed, a similar object came from the cigar and went through the same maneuvers. A third object came, then a fourth. There was then a long interval, and finally a fifth disk detached itself from the cigar, which was still motionless. This last disk dropped much lower than the earlier ones, to the level of the new bridge, where it remained still for an instant, swaying slightly. At that time I could see very clearly its circular form and its red luminosity, more intense at the center, fading at the edges, and the glowing halo surrounding it. After a few seconds' pause, it wobbled like the first four, and took off like a flash toward the north, where it was lost in the distance as it gained altitude. During this time the luminosity of the cigar had faded, and the gigantic object, which may have been three hundred feet long, had sunk into darkness. The spectacle lasted about three-quarters of an hour.
This second report also shows disks coming forth from the vertical cylindrical object. It again describes the vertical object as "luminous."
I shall now consider reports from the Book of Exodus, and the assistance a Transport Seraphim gave the people of Israel as they fled from the Egyptians.
The ancient Israelite people did not have cigars to compare against. Nor did they have torpedoes. Both are long cylindrical objects. But they did have "pillars" or "columns." The biblical account thus describes a long cylindrical object which glowed with a luminosity at night, and which was surrounded by a vapor or mist, a "cloud," during the day. It also stood on end, a "pillar," as in modern reports.
You can clearly see from the account that the ancient object floated in the sky. Equally important, it was under intelligent control. Its meanderings were not random. And it had origins from places other than this planet. It was celestial. Since it thus far had not identified itself, we could consider it an Unidentified Flying Object.
There you go! UFO's in the Bible. Tell all those fundamentalists who believe the objects in our skies today are Satanic. Or tell all those Urantians who deny reality.
Now, that is what I call divine help. This strange cylindrical object not only guided the people in their flight from Egypt; it also guided them for the forty years of their travels through the wilderness. The several accounts of episodes in the Book of Exodus are fascinating, -- if we have enough sense to get past the editorial sidetracks of the ancient writers, the mystical interpretations of modern minds, and the sermonizing of both.
Here we are still in flight from Egypt. The Pharaoh had a strong desire to retain his extremely cheap labor. Not only was the labor cheap, the artistic abilities of these "apiru = iberi" were outstanding. After all, they were a remnant of the submerged violet race.
P.514 - 12. Moses, the emancipator of a remnant of the submerged violet race and the instigator of the revival of the worship of the Universal Father under the name of "The God of Israel."
The story in Exodus 14 recounts Moses waving his hand over the "sea," which thereupon opens, and the Israelites walk dry shod. In the morning, as the Egyptians approach, Moses again waves his hand and the sea floods over them, whereupon the "angel of God" clogs their wheels in order that they not approach too closely. You can see how our ancestors would have latched onto this spectacle as demonstrating the power of God, but missing the point about the cylindrical "angel of God." As the Urantia Papers say, this episode is one of those events that led to our concept of angels.
Remember the American Indian brave, and the river opening on both sides to make a path for him?
If this flying object, visible to the eye, and identified as the "angel of God," were transporting intelligent beings it would be an angelic transport. Or may I say "seraphic transport? "
When the Egyptians approached too closely Yahweh, who was IN the Flying Object, looked down and took action to prevent the Egyptians from overtaking the Israelites, Exod 14:24.
I do not believe God was IN the flying object. That would be impossible. But an intelligent being of some order was IN the object, and he was identified as the LORD -- or Yahweh if we use the Hebrew word. Again, I do not believe it was Yahweh; I believe the old writers were trying to tell us that some intelligent being who represented Yahweh was IN the object.
Hence, the ancient account describes intelligent beings of some order who were carried around while they were inside this "angel." I feel fully justified in calling it a seraphic transport.
Various passages in Exodus make further reference to this flying object. 16:10 states that "the glory of Yahweh appeared IN the cloud." In 19:9 he tells Moses, "Lo, I am coming to you IN a thick cloud." In 19:3 Moses went up to God and "Yahweh called to him OUT OF the mountain." This is clarified somewhat in 19:16 where we are told the "thick cloud" was upon the mountain. Again, in 20:21 Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. 24:15-18 offers further description of the "cloud" and the "mountain." Then, amazingly, in Exodus 24:9-11, a most unusual event takes place. Moses and his companions were called "up" where they saw the "God of Israel" and ate and drank with him! Or should I say "god of Israel?"
I shall elaborate on this celestial banquet in future posts.