Gospel of Thomas with Doug and Noa: Logion 7

Logion 7 – Jesus said: Blessed is the lion which the man eats, and the lion will become man; and cursed is the man whom the lion eats, and the lion will become man.

Noa – words that stick with me after a reading:

  • Lion- probably not talking about literally eating a lion, even back then lion was not a common meat source, I don’t think.  Maybe lion is more like ego, duality or pride/power.  
  • Eat – again, not literal.  Maybe meaning if man eats the lion he becomes ones with it.  Man overcomes his need for power and it helps him become one with all.  On the other hand, if man lets his pride devour him, he will become his pride/ego?.

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Doug: This one is fairly straight forward.  You are exactly right, I think. The “man” represents the higher mind [the nous (heart/mind), or upper chakra triad], Freud’s “ego” (sense of self) which must tame, master, discipline the instinctual self or Freud’s “id.”

Here is the Tarot card that Ra used to describe this kind of wisdom.  Note that the Tarot usage by Egyptians (which Ra taught them) was many hundreds of years before the Gospel of Thomas.  

tarot

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