The story of Jacob’s Ladder is an ancient allegorical biblical tale, describing the alchemical process of reaching complete Gnosis, or what some may call Sainthood, Buddhahood or enlightenment. A symbolic ladder that we all must climb if we wish to reach the spiritual heights of the divine in the heavens while we are encased in physical matter here on earth. As we climb, we must purify ourselves, our thoughts, habits and actions, so that we may reach that seventh and final step of our ascent, in order to activate all of our seven senses and DNA.
Homer, the Greek author of both the Iliad and the Odyssey, who is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets had described Jacob’s Ladder as Jupiter’s chain reaching from heaven to earth, as it relates to the divine providence. This description of Jupiter’s chain by Homer is the key to the mysteries surrounding Jacob’s Ladder, that I feel deserves much more investigation than it has received, and that needs to be expanded upon to truly grasp the reality of this ancient mystery, which I hope to accomplish below.
Albert Pike had written in Morals and Dogma: “The Ladder by which it reascends, has, according to Marsilius Ficinus, in his Commentary on the Ennead of Plotinus, seven degrees or steps; and in the Mysteries of Mithras carried to Rome under the Emperors, the ladder with its seven rounds was a symbol referring to this ascent through the spheres of the seven planets.”
To grasp the secret truths behind the hidden mystery of Jupiter’s chain, we first must study the description of Jacob’s ladder which appears in Genesis 28:10-19;
Jacob left Beersheba, and went toward Haran. He came to the place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
And behold, the Lord stood above it [or “beside him”] and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.” Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it.” And he was afraid, and said, “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
The famous Italian poet of the Middle Ages, Dante leaves us more clues to Jacob’s Ladder in his allegorical description of sin in a Divine Comedy. While Dante is a asleep, he dreams that he is in Troy when an eagle with golden feathers swoops down snatching him up as far as the fire, where he begins to burn. As Dante slept, a character described as a “shining-eyed St Lucy” picks him up from the Valley. On Dante’s awakening, Virgil explains that while Dante was asleep, Lucy (Inf. 2.97–102) had borne him from the Valley of the Princes to the steps of the Gate of Purgatory. The eagle tells Dante that God’s justice is not man’s. The damnation of those who never heard of Christ is just, the princes of the world though professed believers, may well be damned.
THE EAGLE IS THE PLANET JUPITER
Dante tells us, Jupiter is where rulers eminent for justice are disposed in the shape of an eagle representing earth’s noblest kings and potentates. The eagle, since ancient times has been a symbol of the planet Jupiter. The eagle with golden feathers swooping down to snatch up Dante is akin to the angels ascending down the ladder from Heaven to earth in the story of Jacob’s Ladder, and what Homer had described as Jupiter’s chain. The eagle then takes Dante as far as the fire.
LUCY IS LUCIFER AND THE PHOSPHORUS IN OUR DNA
If the eagle is an angel or spirit representing the planet Jupiter, then this fire Dante sees or feels must come from or be in the realm of this giant gas planet, which then leads us to the shining-eyed St Lucy. Lucy in Relation to Dante, is described by Virgil as the one who has borne him from the Valley of the Princes to the steps of the Gate of Purgatory. The key words above are fire and St Lucy. Lucy is very similar to “Lucifer”, which is just Latin for the Greek Φωσφόρος Phōsphoros, or Phosphorus; a name meaning “Light-Bringer”, is the Morning Star.
Lucy or Lucifer, the Morning Star is often associated with Venus, but NOT this Lucifer or Morning Star. This Lucy is connected to the other Morning Star that is the planet Jupiter which contains; guess what element? Yes, you guessed it, there is Phosphorus, or what we can call Lucifer on the planet Jupiter and its moons like Io. It is a scientific fact that there is a Great Red Spot on the planet Jupiter caused by complex organic molecules, red phosphorus. Phosphorus and H atoms to form PH3 have been observed in the stratosphere of Jupiter.
This same chemical energy is also the least abundant element cosmically relative to its presence in biology,” says Matthew Pasek of the University of South Florida.
I have written about Phosphorus and Lucifer before, where I have explained that Phosphorus is essential for life, and the phosphate is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, and also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes. Simply put, without phosphorus we humans would simply not be human because our consciousness and our spiritual energy would not exist. It is through our DNA which contains phosphorus, that we become conscious to the world and who we are in order to live in the light. Hence, when Jacob lied down on the stone, or the fire that Dante sees that is called Lucy, and what Homer had said was Jupiter’s chain, is in fact just allegories to describe ‘Phosphorus’ which resides in our DNA.
JACOB’S PILLOW IS THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
Phosphorus is also the philosopher’s stone that is the central symbol of alchemy, symbolizing the light within our DNA and in nature. Phosphorus is commonly found in inorganic phosphate rocks and is the body’s source of chemical energy. The phosphorus atom is of the nitrogen family, but having that characteristic of firing. Without phosphorus, there would be no thought or wisdom. This is the atom that fires our blood to produce chemical energy, consciousness, creativity and life. It is the Fiat Lux of all nature. Hence, this is the fire Dante had saw in his dreams and is described as Lucy.
JUPITER’S CHAIN IS OUR DNA
When Homer had described Jupiter’s chain, he could not have been writing about an actual physical chain that connects from earth to Jupiter; this would be impossible since the giant gas planet is approximately 601 million miles (968 million km) away. Therefor, Homer must have been giving us clues that this chain was something that is hidden or metaphysical, but that does relate to the planet Jupiter. The giant gas planet I have written about quite a few times on this blog with articles such as Jupiter: Father of Men & Lord of the Heavens and What is Nibiru? The God of the sky called in mythology Nibiru by the Sumerians, Marduk by the Babylonians, Zeus by the Greeks, Yahweh and Adonai by the Israelites and Saint Peter by the Catholics.
When I look at DNA and what Watson called the “double helix”, it looks like a twisted ladder. A ladder that reminds me of the story of Jacob’s Ladder in the bible, where in his dreams there was a ladder from earth that stretched to heaven where the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Could it be that Homer was alluding to the fact, that the planet Jupiter may be where we humans originate from, and that this chain is our connection to the spirit in the Heavens via our DNA Double Helix that the ancients had concealed in the allegory of Jacob’s Ladder or Jupiter’s chain? This may be exactly what Homer and the Fathers and Doctors of the Church were referring too in the allegorical tale of Jacob’s Ladder.
The ladder of DNA that contains the light of God, via the chemical energy river of past life memories that flows through our bodily organs such as our brain into our Ammon’s Horn, in order to access the inner Gnosis encoded in our very DNA Ladder. A ladder that rests on your spinal column and pulsates through the faculties on the mind here on earth that extends its spirit to the heavens. We must climb this ladder step by step to ascend to the light, and never miss a crucial rung of initiation on our path.
THE STEPS OF DNA ACTIVATION VIA JACOB’S LADDER WITH THE HELP OF MANLY P. HALL:
The first step of Jacob’s ladder is the personal purification of your body, mind and soul that is represented by the moon. The second rung on the ladder is education intelligence managed by Mercury. The third step is beauty represented by Venus. The fourth rung is the sun, which is the life-giver. The fifth is competition by mars to help us fight the good fight. The fight against darkness with light. Against lies with truth. The sixth rung in the ladder is Jupiter which is the symbol of intellectual maturity and judgement. The seventh and last step of the ladder is Saturn which represents the true sage, adept and master of Wisdom. The perfect balance of spiritual and material laws. All greatness is service and we must obey the laws of leadership.
Before the advent of Christianity, in Babylonia, Ishtar descends through the seven gates which led downward into the depths of the underworld. It was the ladder of the Mithras, a common symbol in Mithraic art in which the candidate went through seven stages of initiation. The Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher Philo Judaeus, born in Alexandria (d. ca. 50 CE), in the first book of his De somniis wrote; “The angels represent souls descending to and ascending from bodies’ (some consider this to be Philo’s clearest reference to the doctrine of reincarnation). Saint Irenaeus, in the 2nd century describes the Christian Church as the “ladder of ascent to God”. In the 3rd century, Origen explains that there are two ladders in the life of a Christian, the ascetic ladder that the soul climbs on the earth, by way of—and resulting in—an increase in virtue, and the soul’s travel after death, climbing up the heavens towards the light of God.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.