• 23 years

    From David Dalton@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 30 02:02:02 2019
    XPost: alt.religion, talk.religion.misc, alt.culture.saudi
    XPost: alt.messianic

    In the book

    23 Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad by Ali Dashti

    what does the 23 years refer to? Is it the time from when
    Mohammad began receiving revelation until his death?
    But I thought that would be 21 years.

    As of this (January 29, 2019) morning it has been 23 years since
    my low/wilderness years started, and I expected them to end
    after seven years, when I would have been almost 39, but they
    have not ended yet. However on my current medication regimen
    they are not too low except in terms of creativity.

    I still have a section on Islam in the Parallels in various world
    religions subpage of my Salmon on the Thorns web page.
    However I no longer think that I am similar to Mohammad,
    since he was married young, received revelation, spread
    his religion by the sword, and married a young girl.
    But I do think that I am similar to Jacob, Jesus, and
    Moses (though Moses is said to have received revelation,
    but I think rather he received inspiration, and that the
    burning in the thorn bush was a glowing blue rose vision
    at night amidst the thorns, like my blue rose vision).
    Thus I think that Mohammad was not similar to them
    but was similar to Abraham and perhaps to Ezekiel
    and Jeremiah. I distinguish between avatar types
    (me, Jesus, Jacob, Moses, Krishna, Rama, Buddha,
    Quetzalcoatl, Taliesin and many more) and prophet
    types including Mohammad. But I suspect that there
    were earlier Arabic pagan avatar types, and perhaps
    at least one Sufi avatar type.

    As for my religion, I am an individual/eclectic neopagan, with
    top deity or Deity ALL, and have Jesus as a minor deity (about
    the level of a saint in Catholicism). However I am not in an
    organized religion, will not join one, and will not start one,
    and am not pushing my religious beliefs but am pushing
    certain non-religious messages (from me) on the human
    species globally. In addition I am attempting a binding (though
    there should be more loosening than binding on average),
    including of myself, through what I call the four components,
    which essentially are a complicated prayer to ALL, and
    which might not come on until I come out of the low years,
    if then. A brief description of these four components is
    near the end of the Recent Changes subpage of my
    Salmon on the Thorns web page.

    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “With light in my head/With you in my arms
    I wish I was the brakeman/On a hurtlin fevered train " (The Waterboys)

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