The Astrology Behind the Kabbalah
All ancient faiths were based on the oldest science, astrology : the influence of the planets. The planets were the gods in Greece and Rome, Egypt and Babylon, India, Scandinavia, S. America …. Our current world faiths originated in the same ancient world. It should be no surprise to find they are also all based on astrology, all recognising One God.
The Kabbalah is the esoteric Tradition behind the Bible. The basis of the Kabbalah is the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is quite clearly an astrological map of the solar system with a place for all the planets and Signs of the zodiac. (See diagram) Page 10 of Heaven on Earth suggests how this may have been possible in ancient days.
The astrological character of the Tree is confirmed quite explicitly in the last chapter of the Bible : ‘The Tree of Life which bare twelve manner of fruit [the twelve Signs] and yielded her fruit every month.’ [The monthly cycle of the moon through the zodiac.] Revelation 22.2
This ultimate knowledge apparently produced a worldwide Kabbalah Tradition which offers us the multifaith hope we urgently need now. This insight not only makes sense of Christianity but it applies equally to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and even the Chinese Tao.
This same verse goes on prophetically to recognise just this tremendous multifaith potential for the Tree of Life : ‘And the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations.’
The Kabbalah in Spanish Christianity
Astrology and Religion : One World, One God, Many Names, Many Faces
Simplifying the Mystery of the Trinity
Astrology, a Serious Science ?
Astrology - an Introduction
Ancient Astrology and Modern Science
Reading Your Own Horoscope
Other Brief Introductions