…There is but one Truth, and all sacred writings are parts or fragments of the ancient wisdom, which has come down to us from time immemorial. In the study of comparative religion and sacred writings we must come to the conclusion that a secret, traditional wisdom, an arcane science, underlies all these ancient writings. In early times this Gnosis, or secret wisdom was guarded zealously, being imparted only to those deemed worthy of initiation. The Bible is a psychological and spiritual textbook containing the laws of man’s mind and the way God works.
The Book of Revelation is allegorial and mystical – not historical. We must not construe allegory as history. People have tried in vain to give the Apocalypse an historical interpretation; others have looked upon it as prophecy predicting world events. The Bible does not deal with predictions of future events such as wars, calamities, destruction of the world, etc, The Old and New Testaments do not talk about future events and the destiny of nations. ..
The subject matter of the Book of Revelation, or Apocalypse as it is often called, is veiled in symbolic, figurative, and allegorial language. This method was used by all ancient writers of the Bible, who were masters of allegory, in order to preserve and guard the sacred sciences in their true inner meaning from those who would purposely destroy them. Furthermore, they held that thosewho are morally unworthy should not receive the inner teachinguntil they had proved themselves worthy to receive it.
If the book had been written in clear language and its inner meaning revealed as a great psychological drama taking place in the consciousness of man, it would undoubtedly have been destroyed by the hands of the first great dictator who came along, whether a Nero, a Ghengis Khan, or a Hitler.