Revelation Book 17 - NY Study Group

Revelation Chapter 17
NY Study Group
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
ONE OF SEVEN ANGELS - Intelligence on level of Pituitary.
JUDGMENT - The fate of the GREAT WHORE - Lust, desire.
WILDERNESS - Collective unconscious.
SCARLET COLORED BEAST - the Dragon - Urges for rebellion on spiritual level.
BABYLON THE GREAT - Man-made patterns of self-gratification.
DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF SAINTS - Has drained energy from mind cells or intelligences.
SEVEN MOUNTAINS - Seven levels of endocrine activity dominated by self-gratification.
SEVEN KINGS - Seven periods of rulership - Phases.
THE BEAST - Man-made ideals.
TEN HORNS - Urges.


1. John is to be shown the fate of Man's own lusts, his concepts of what would be pleasurable and satisfying in the world, as experienced through the emotions in all peoples.

2. The controlling intelligences of the body as well as the senses have been brought low by misapplication of the spiritual forces through lust (self-gratification, desire or adulation of the physical).

3. In the depths of the collective "ID" so to speak, John is shown the archetype of lust and the emotional forces of rebellion that feed it and keep it alive.

6. These emotional forces are drawn from the energies of the mind centers within all parts of Man's body, thus depriving or limiting the normal supply for bodily parts.

7. It is explained to John that the influences from the "ID" as shown in the beast, have taken control of the seven centers of Man's endocrine system and through this, man is possessed and ruled.

10. As a result, seven successive cultural cycles are rotated throughout history through the actions of collective man, each one embodying the strengths and weaknesses contained in the pattern of each center, (As within, so without.) These are the urges that keep peace from the earth - basic urges of man - which result.

14. However, as the highest forces of evoloving man overcome the forces of self, even the ten basic urges will, in time, fulfill the Divine pattern.

18. The archetype of destructive intelligence which rules man through the senses, is man-made.

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