Sunday, 27 December 2015
The Burning Bush.
What is the mystery of the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses on Mount Horeb?
I believe that the key to this is the fact that the bush was not consumed.
Moses was born in Egypt and grew up there.
The Egyptians worshiped the sun (Ra).
And the sun is a fiery image which will consume you if you go too close.
So Moses' unconscious image of God was of a consuming fire.
The fact that the burning bush was not consumed allowed Moses to approach God without fear.
So the burning bush was able to be the medium through which God could communicate with Moses without triggering his unconscious fears.
The name I Am was also compatible with Egyptian cosmological understandings.
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