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Portable Tabernacle

A tabernacle is a visually meaningful dwelling place built according to specifications. Moses created a portable tent when he led the Jews out of Egypt. He used it as a place for connecting his flock with the Divine Presence of God. Constructing portable tabernacles was a simple tent-sanctuary. It describes an “inner shrine” housing the Ark of the Covenant that is guarded by two-winged golden cherubim, and an outer chamber (Holy Place) with a golden lampstand, a table for showbread, and altar of incense.

image01Symbolically, what Moses created was not only a man-made structure, but represents a part of the human body. The skull is the Golgotha and the sphenoid bone is the tabernacle. The sphenoid or base of skull is the chalice that holds the brain, a symbol of human Consciousness.  Winged boney cherubim guard the brain. In the middle of the brain is the temporal lobe with the hippocampus, also called the Egyptian ram with Amun’s curved horns. The hippocampus is hidden within the temporal lobe. This is where the hidden soul of visible and invisible worlds of the Universe lies. It only reveals itself as Light, after acquiring the Tree of Knowledge (esoteric scriptural), living mindfully the Tree of Life, and sincerely practicing the Spiritual Path of meditation. Secret mysteries that lie deep within each can be accessed in prayer, contemplation and meditation.

image02The hippocampus (Jupiter) resembles a seahorse. Jupiter is Brihaspati or Guru/teacher of all the other gods (devas) in the brain. There is one on each cerebral hemisphere under the cerebral cortex of the brain; it is the god of intellect and speech. It belongs to the limbic system for short-term and long-term memory and is useful for spatial navigation. The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe, underneath the cortical surface. It contains two main interlocking parts: Amun’s horn (hippocampus) and the cerebral angular gyrus arching over the superior temporal sulcus, continuous with the middle temporal gyrus. In Egyptian mythology this area is symbolic of activity – especially for the creative energy for evolution. It is also where the causal brain has information about imprints of past lives and impressions (sanskaras). It is connected with the parasympathetic (Ida) image00nervous channels that are anabolic, spiritually healing, nourishing and universally regenerating.  Research using MRI techniques have demonstrated links between emotional brain, the limbic system and the hippocampus, especially more on the right side: all of this happens in the wedge like bone of the neurocranium or sphenoid.

The lesser wing is connected to the side skull walls by two roots. At its junction is the tubercle for common tendon of three eye muscles.  Behind the optic groove is a small eminence –  the olivary process; behind it is the depression for the pituitary gland. Behind it is a square plate of bone, the sella turcica. It serves for attachment of the tentorium – a tent-like dura of the cerebellum.  The dura mater is the outermost of the three membranous coverings (dura, arachnoid, pia) of the brain, which partitions the cerebellum from the occipital lobes of the cerebrum. It also lines the inside of the skull. The subarachnoid spaces contain the ever-circulating cerebrospinal fluid.

image03The entrance to Solomon’s Temple is the midbrain which allows human development and contains Twelve cranial nerves. It connects pons with the cerebral hemispheres through the isthmus. The third ventricle is the aqueduct of Sylvius. This is symbolically the ‘wash basin between the tent and altar filled with water’. Posterior midbrain is the tectum (roof); it holds two double doors called the corpora quadrigemina which lie in front of the pineal body. It protrudes from the dorsal midline of the third ventricle (the washbasin!). It secretes melatonin which sets the body’s biological clock.

“The Spiritual activation of the pineal brings the body out of its unaware ‘sleep’ to aware ‘wakefulness’. It activates a new chemical that sweeps through the body systems awakening new life therein and bringing the physicality to a new Divine level of health. The brain also springs into new levels of activation – which also affects the whole body – bringing it to a much higher, finer level of vibration, giving it new, and different abilities. As the terminology shows – you are made anew and the body comes into its full potential” (

One thought on “Portable Tabernacle”

  1. Shulamit says:

    The concepts here are absolutely fascinating. My mind is having trouble processing it all, due to a general muddy knowledge base about the various parts of the brain’s physiology.

    I would love to see this described in a video format, where the parts of the brain referred to would be specifically “lit up” or otherwise obvious, while they were being referred to.

    The idea that Moses’ tabernacle has a direct analogy to the human brain is a tremendous concept! Thank you for sharing. Gets the mind thinking about all sorts of other potential analogies.

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