The Prodigal Son



This is the second instalment in the Libertie series of lectures. We specifically will be discussing a very important aspect of the human experience within the parameters of this lecture. We shall be dissecting and looking at a very popular but incredibly powerful biblical parable; specifically the story of the prodigal son as depicted in the holy scriptures. The scriptures can only be understood by the intuitive movement of The Holy Spirit or Divine Spark and is not an exercise of the intellect which it precludes.

We will be discussing the importance and role of the human intellect and where it lies in regards to human consciousness as a whole. We shall also be exploring and trying to understand and analyse the deep esoteric meaning of that much cherished story the prodigal son.

In a previous lecture Libertie Lecture series 1- The Reality of Time Travel we delved into a study of the principles of esoteric time travel and how the intellect plays a role in that activity, and how the intellectual capacity should act as a tool only and not the main driving force within modern society. In this lecture, we go a bit deeper in the hope of attaining a more intimate grasp of the mental principles involved and gain not merely an academic understanding but rather a divinely guided and intuitive exposition of the topic.

The hope is that you will be able to learn enough to have a sturdier grasp of your experience in this plane of existence and that the message will heal hearts, provide courage and understanding while allowing you to finally achieve any goal that may have mysteriously or hitherto eluded you.


What is the intellect? Why are we comparing the intellect with the prodigal son from the Biblical parable? Let us go straight into it. The parable of the prodigal son is recorded in the book of Luke chapter 15 versus 11 to 22. Below is an excerpt from the KJV.

Luke 15:11-32 King James Version (KJV)

  • 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
  • 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
  • 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
  • 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
  • 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
  • 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
  • 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
  • 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
  • 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
  • 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
  • 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
  • 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
  • 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
  • 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
  • 25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
  • 26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
  • 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
  • 28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
  • 29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
  • 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
  • 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
  • 32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

This is a profound story which should never be understood from a purely literal point of view. Its implications are absolutely and profoundly life changing when understood from an esoteric point of view. The central premise of the story is love.

When we look into the behaviour of the Father whose wasteful son had prematurely demanded his own share of the inheritance and then proceeded to waste same in a hedonistic display of debauchery, only to return begging for scraps, we see an almost divine display of love and forgiveness. The father is after reconciliation and the unity of his household which is an archetype ofThe Kingdom of Heaven

From a psychological point of view the main emotions at play within this story are Ambition, Love, Jealousy, Regret, Forgiveness and Joy.

The first emotion we encounter however is ambition. The young man had great ambition and exhibited immense selfishness by requesting that his share of the inheritance be divided while his father was still alive. This would have been excusable except for the fact that the scoundrel also lacked the necessary depth of character and integrity to achieve anything worthwhile with the investment. The consequence of this rash request was that he misappropriated the monies given to him and spent it recklessly and with prostitutes and soon came to lack. The Father must have known of his sons' shortcomings but still fulfilled the request.

It is instructive to observe how quickly the Prodigals' life began to unravel once he was away from his father’s household. And so it is with everything else in the Universe; the moment Man strays away from the divine source of His good, from The Divine Father, from His spiritual nutrition and energy source pride notwithstanding, He will immediately begin to feel the strain of the separation. If this process is unchecked Spiritual death is certainty. Just as surely as the Prodigal would have died if he had not made the difficult decision to return to his Father's household.

  • 17: And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Any man or woman who is separated from the Father long enough will begin to hunger, decay and finally disintegrate.

There is only one true source of nutrition for the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of Humanity and that is to be found within the Father who is the one true source of life. We must be very careful with unbridled ambition; It may interest you to know that the emotion of unbridled ambition finds its origin from within the intellect.

Ambition like every other product of the intellect is an adulteration of the one and only true principle, love. Love carries within itself, it's own fulfilment!

The Father, or The Divine Principle creates, not for the sake of ambition, Pride or Egotism, but rather like any true artist to enjoy the sensations of creativity.

You would do well to listen closely as we progress with this discuss, because I am touching on something that is hardly ever spoken about in the hallowed walls of the theological seminaries, or as Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter called them, theological cemeteries.

The intellect is an aspect of the human consciousness that strives to be independent of all the other faculties, so much so that it views itself as superior to all other aspects of the human psyche. So acute is its desire for supremacy over the other appendages of Man’s constituency that as a society much of this independence manifests in the psychosis of thought that: we are intellect. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I AM here today to announce to you that you are not the intellect, that you are also not the Mind as these are merely tools. You are the quiet observer; the watcher, the artist, the potter, the seer; the wielder of these tools, the architect! And you are certainly not your emotions. These variables are merely aspects of the whole equation. The intellect like the prodigal son dreamed a dream of being independent and away from his father's household. This can be likened to The Intellect desiring to stray away from the household of the original state of human consciousness which is really God and Divine Consciousness.

Away from the household, the intellect will wreck havoc, create waste, famine, war, death, disease untold hardship upon itself and by extension Humanity; until finally it will crawl back disgraced, humiliated and starving from lack of spiritual nutrition . It will come crawling back to the divine truth and the reality of its own existence, its own limitations.

One will be unproductive in society, in life and within ones' own experience when you have a disconnect from The Divine Father. It doesn't matter how confident you think you are of your own gifts and abilities, eventually you will begin to feel the pinch of separation. Eventually the vicissitudes of life will begin to weigh heavy on the soul and an intellectual struggle to come up with answers to unfathomable questions it has created for itself in a bid for self preservation will ensue. Silly questions like; Where is my next meal going to come from? Where is money for the next mortgage payment going to come from? How do I get rid of this disease? Why am I so depressed? Depression, lack and disease are caused by a mental separation from the joy of the father's household. The intellect with its technological marvels, poetic and artistic complexities will eventually stumble and fall. Because that is the epilogue of pride.

Eventually after much suffering, much gnashing of teeth ,much striving, much hunger and anger, much pain, much illness, much mistreatment, much sickness, the intellect in its desperate drive for self-preservation, will decide that it is time to go back to my father's house. But it's important to note that we must not allow the intellect substitute the true communion with the father with mere religion, which in itself is the bastard child of the intellect.

In my opinion The prodigal son’s tale is probably very much incomplete because we are not told what happens after the feast has ended, after the initial reception from the father and the slaying of the fatted cow. Do they all live happily ever after? Perhaps. What manner of relationship does the prodigal go on to have with his estranged brother? Does he return to his brash and selfish ways? Or does he become once again useful within his father's household?

We are not told and must not assume. However my suspicion is that the prodigal son may have retained his personality because it is not always easy for the leopard to change its spots. It is very possible that even after the father had forgiven and welcomed him back home in spite of his stupidity and selfishness that his hedonistic instincts though quiescent remained.

The intellect is desperately restless. Only the guidance and discipline of the Father can control it. The intellect is like a shadow puppet with the ability to cast grotesque shadows on the minds of men occluding the genuine light of the divine. As I said in an earlier lecture The intellect has tried to replicate phenomena that already exists in Nature. It is already in breach of celestial copyright laws and as a result is a runaway fugitive. It has tried to recreate flight, civil engineering, communication and other technological principles that do not require replication. It is not inherently evil, nor good for all is in the eye of the beholder, however by its very nature it strives for independence and must be guided by the imaginative principle within the Father's household. It must come back home and be welcome with love and forgiveness and must seek reconciliation not only with the Father but with his brother the Imagination, who remains loyal to the Father.

The Father is Love

  • 21: And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
  • 22: But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

It is important to note that the Fathers' response to the intellect’s repentant return home is to embrace him and forgive him. The Father who is love recognizes the intellect as his son, his responsibility, his creation and the Father always takes responsibility. The Father responds to everything with love.

But who is this first son who stood by the Father through out the Prodigals absence? This son is The imaginative or intuitive principle.

You see, the Father had two sons, The logical, rational, brash, clinical, egotistic intellect and The imaginative or intuitive principle. The intellect like Lucifer was imbued with beauty, elegance and grace. He was put in charge of everything that had to do with the worship of the father. He was a steward of the divine household. He was blessed with an understanding of music, a profound grasp of poetry and all the workmanship of the father was to be found in him

Seduced by his own grace, privilege and pageantry he dreamed a dream,one of ambition to assert Lordship over his Lord, just like the prodigal.

Like earlier postulated, the intellect or logical mind is neither good nor evil, it is simply an aspect of the human consciousness that is completely controlled by self-preservation and apt to rebellion as a consequence.

The intellect is a creature of disunity, a flagrant spirit of separation fuels its motivations. But this is folly. When your intellect elects to return back to the Father of its own consciousness, welcome it back with love and forgiveness, and look and listen to the Father, God, The Universe. Finally remind the elder brother, the imagination that: Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

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