The Symbols of the Archer

by MJSmith

THE SYMBOLS OF THE ARCHER – The WORD of GOD – a.k.a. The Bride

In 1996 I had a vision dream that I called “The Archer Cloud.”  I was inside my living room while my brother was on the floor working on a jigsaw puzzle.  I noticed that there was a cloud in the West (the cardinal point for Science) so I took my camera out onto my porch to take a picture of the cloud.  The cloud was of a man from his waist to his head.  It was white (Principle) and burgundy in color (which I feel is symbolic of Mother Hood – Love and Mind as one).  In the dream I referred to it as Leonardo Da Vinci’s artwork known as The Archer.  Of course, I looked into it after having the dream and the famous artist never did anything by that name, as far as found.  I noted its triangular shape, something Da Vinci was known for.  The man’s arms were posed as if he was holding a bow and about to shoot an arrow northward (toward the Word of God).  However, this bow and arrow were invisible, not discernible to the material eye.  (I felt afterward that perhaps the invisible arrow was aimed toward Boston.)

I live on a cul-de-sac, and it was years later that I thought perhaps the Archer Cloud represented the constellation of Sagittarius.  There was another Sagittarius in the dream – that of an old friend who also happens to be a Roman Catholic.  At first she was in my way and I asked her to move so I could take a picture of the cloud with my camera.  Hence there are two types of symbols in the dream for the Archer, a positive and a negative.  In Revelation 6 there is the off-white (of a maggot color) horseman, he is the negative white horseman.

Revelation 6:2 – And I saw, and behold a white horse:  and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:  and he went forth conquering; and to conquer.

St. John knew that he was giving a description of Sagittarius.  What is interesting about this Bible verse is that after I managed to take a picture of the Archer Cloud there was a picture in the sky southwest (Christian Science) of the divine messenger.  This picture was of a gold dome, or a crowned building.  Did this dome represent the Crowned Extension in Boston?  Did the invisible arrow and bow (that would form a cross) represent The First Church Edifice in Boston?  I have never even asked myself these questions before now, so I am going to say that the answer to both questions is “yes.”  Together this crown and cross would form the symbol for Venus, the Morning Star.

Revelation 2:26-28 – And he that overcometh [erring mortal sense], and keepeth my works [heals others] unto the end, to him will I give power over the [twelve] nations:  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron [divine Science]; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:  even as I received of my Father.  And I will give him the morning star [Venus – Love].

There is another white horseman in Revelation 19; however, he is not an off-white horseman but a pure white horseman, for he is the faithful and true.  (It does not say that he is an archer, it does say that he has a sword within his mouth [Truth of the Word].)  This white horseman is the first living creature of the Word of God, and it is the Word of God that nullifies the off-white horseman of Revelation 6:2.

Church.  The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.

“The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.” (S&H 583:12-19)

My friend was a symbol of Romanism.  I had to maneuver around this false type of Church-religion in order to get a clear picture (image) of the divine messenger (cloud) in heaven.

The Christ (the second living creature nullifies the red horseman)

Revelation 6:4 – And there went out another horse that was red:  and power was given to him [the anti-Christ] that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they [the people] should kill one another:  and there was given unto him a great sword.

The second horseman rides upon a red horse.  Every time you have the color red in the Bible it denotes error, evil, the Adam man (who is imperfection).  This horseman’s job is to take away harmony from all men (earth) so that they would wind up as enemies and kill each other in war.  The great sword is probably a symbol of war and death, but it also is symbolic of the Word of God.  The anti-Christ uses the Word of God and twists it up and uses it incorrectly, it presents the Word erroneously and on purpose to cause discord between races.  This discord is presented by priest craft, scholastic theology, and ecclesiastical despotism.  The biggest mess up with the Word is in regards to God’s two witnesses – Jesus Christ and Mary Baker Eddy.  Jesus is deified and called God by Christianity while Mary Baker Eddy is denied as the Leader and Revelator of Christian Science.

There were also two representatives (male and female) of Taurus (a symbol for the Christ; the second living creature of the divine calculus).  The male was my brother who sat on my floor working on a jigsaw puzzle.  He never did see the cloud, the divine messenger.  The female was my neighbor whose name translates to mean “pure son of divine Science.”  She was on her driveway (the way of the divine calculus) looking at the cloud.  Well, this too makes since to me after all these years, and I will go into this more later on.

What is this cloud of the Archer telling me?  It is a message that a divine messenger must be acknowledged by the world, the whole world.  Another term for an archer is a bowman.  This “bowman” messenger is Mary Baker Eddy, for she is the angel of Revelation 10 that descends to earth in a cloud and has the bow upon her head.  She is the woman who was born in Bow, New Hampshire.  She is the second coming of Christ.  And her book is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.


Going back to the bow what does it mean symbolically?  Let me first mention Noah.  The story of Noah took place during the Second Day of Spirit in the tone of the Word (in the book of Genesis).  Noah was a good man, he obeyed Gods Law, the Letter of the Law, and his ark was a symbol for this Letter of the Law.  It was because Noah obeyed the Letter of the Law that he was saved by the flood.  This Letter of the Law was the first Covenant between God and man.  Noah took along seven other ideas (humans) as they were his family.  These seven represented his bow consciousness of the seven synonymous terms for God – Mind (red), Spirit (orange), Soul (yellow), Principle (green), Life (blue), Truth (indigo), and Love (violet) – this is the Word order.  These seven ideas were his triplet sons of Life as Mind, Life as Spirit, and Life as Soul.  The three son’s mother represented divine and eternal Principle while the three brides represented Life, Truth, and Love.

Mother.  God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 592:16)

Of course, the three (triplet) sons (the one son) also represent the Three Degrees in the story.

Ham (Noah’s son).  Corporeal belief; sensuality; slavery; tyranny.” (S&H 587 :21)

Shem (Noah’s son).  A corporeal mortal; kindly affection; love rebuking error; reproof of sensualism.”

Japhet (Noah’s son).  A type of spiritual peace, flowing from the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all existence, and that man is His idea, the child of His care.”

Ham represents the First Degree, however, he also is the representative for Mind.  But being that Ham was of the First Degree he represented mortal mind, until he is spiritually translated back to God by the human (Shem) and divine (Japhet) coincidence.  Ham did seem to be depraved even though in Truth (in reality) Ham had to reflect divine Mind – the Christ Mind.

The Second Degree son was Shem, where evil beliefs disappear.  He is human and negatively appeared as a mortal man.  However, being idea-son he was of Spirit.  The Third Degree son was Japhet, spiritual understanding.  Soul was his true identity not mortal ego.  He was to dwell with his human brother, in his human brother’s tent (tentus – spiritual shield) thus, the two were expressed as the human and divine co-incidence.

After the flood and Noah’s Ark of the first Covenant landed upon the capstone of the mountain (Truth) there was to be a second Covenant.

What I show above is the Minor Pyramid Matrix of Principle and it represents Noah’s Family before the flood.  This tells us that Noah’s consciousness had to go even higher, it had to reach up to the point of Truth’s apex for the Six Days of Creation.

Once the Ark’s Letter of the Law rested upon Truth the waters receded to reveal land (substantial ideas).  The rain stopped after forty days (a symbol for spiritual rebirth) and months go by before the sign of the second covenant takes place.  The forty days of spiritual baptism had to take place before Noah and his Son could go out to see the bow within the cloud, the symbol of the divine messenger for the Spirit of the Law – the Arch of the Covenant.  The Mother Love of God was symbolized by the bow within the cloud.

My brother never saw the sign of the cloud; hence he never saw the second coming of Christ.  He is still sitting upon the First Degree working on the jigsaw puzzle of life as presented by biblical Christianity.  He joined a church that has no love for God’s second witness, even though he was raised with the teachings of the second witness, the angel of Revelation 10, the woman of Revelation 12.  He has rejected her.  His bitter half has tried to kill him with mortal mind’s false calculus (intellectual mortal reasoning).

Whereas, the pure type of womanhood, that stands upon the divine calculus (the driveway), cannot help but notice the Archer Cloud of Mary Baker Eddy’s Mother Hood.  My neighbor is not a Christian Scientist, she is a biblical Christian, this tells me that biblical Christians can only accept Christian Science if their own Christ womanhood is willing to recognize Mary Baker Eddy as the second coming of Christ (the divine messenger).

The Archer Cloud of Noah’s Second Day of Spirit is also the Archer Cloud of Revelation 10 (during the Fifth Day of Life), which was a prophecy of the Sixth Day of Truth when the second coming of Christ would come to fulfill the second Covenant – the Arch Covenant.

            Roman Catholicism has crept into the Christian Science Boston Church – The Mother Church.  It has obscured and blocked the vision of Christian Scientists in regard to their revered Leader Mary Baker Eddy as the second coming of Christ, as her little open book as the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, it has hidden the fact that this prophecy has been fulfilled with the angel’s Spirit of the Law – Arch of the Covenant.

Romanism ruined Christianity when it told its people that Jesus was/is God.  Jesus never claimed to be God.  He called himself the “Son of God.”  He never said, “I am God.”  When he said, “I and my Father are one” he did not mean that he was/is God, he meant that he was/is one with God in consciousness and in quality.  I think Mary Baker Eddy put it this way, “Principle [God] and its idea [man] is one.”

So with the Roman Catholic claim that Jesus the Christ is God trouble began.  This led to the deification of a man.  This paved the way for Christ successors in the Church set up to be called Pope (Papa-Father).  You even have lesser “Fathers” in the church who act as mediums (“Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.”).  The Roman Catholic Church is the first, the Eastern, Mother Church.  And this has blocked, or prevented, Christianity’s spiritual progress like the serpent in the Garden of Eden was to impede the woman’s (the Church’s) spiritual progress.  But Womanhood, as Mother Hood, would step upon the serpent’s head (leaders) of ecclesiastic despotism.  This was woman’s God-crowned mission.

So the second coming of Christ would appear as God’s Womanhood.  She, Mary Baker Eddy, would not be of a virgin conception like Jesus before, because she had to battle the total belief of mortal birth, she had to overcome the “mesmerism” of mortal mind’s clouding, or the veil of birth via corporeal sex copulation.

Abigail Baker experienced the Holy Ghost while in her early pregnancy.  She was sure her child would be male because of the Holy Ghost’s appearance.  She was probably shocked at the birth of a daughter.  She would soon realize that none of her five previous children were anything like her youngest child.  Little Mary was mentally set apart from them, for God had chosen her to be the second coming of Christ, the woman to fulfill the promised Covenant shown to Noah and his Son – the Arch Covenant of the angel clothed with the cloud (mortal birth).  Yet the rainbow hues, of the Word’s order for the seven synonymous terms for God, were upon her brow (within her mental consciousness).  She would be given the coat of many colors given to virgins of the Bible.  These virgins were female except for the mention of Joseph.  However, it was to Joseph’s own womanhood that Jacob gave the coat to.  Did his ten brothers comprehend this?  Perhaps they did, and it was really their hatred toward womanhood that sold Joseph into slavery.

Today the war upon Womanhood still seems to be going on.  Look at how women are treated in the Middle East, especially by the Muslims.  America is the freest country for women today and this is because of Mary Baker Eddy’s spiritual teachings.  England and Canada also spiritually respect women more – but this is also due to Christian Science.  What is it that the fanatical Muslims really hate?  It is not Christianity that they hate (even though they think it is) it is really Christian Science that they hate.  Communism hates Christian Science too.  Communism is the opposite of Christian Science and both became known to mankind around the same time in the nineteenth century, along with Darwinism.  Communism and Darwinism are like the two thieves at the side of Jesus during the crucifixion.  Christian Science is hated by mortal minded men, who seem incapable of rising higher, because Christian Science is God’s Truth, it is God’s Revelation.

What will help the world today the most?  It is Christian Science.  But Romanism must be kicked out of The Mother (the second Mother) Church located in the western hemisphere.  This can only be done when Christian Scientists wake up and stop thinking that accepting Mary Baker Eddy as the second coming of Christ is idolatry.  You see, Christianity was halted by idolatry while Christian Science is halted by the fear of idolatry!  According to world belief it is okay to idolize the Christ man and deny the Christ woman.  But this old fashioned dogma has led mankind into error, down the wrong path of Cain and Ham the First Degree of depravity.  Cain killed the Christ Abel (the first coming of Christ prophesied) while Ham saw Christ Noah (the second coming of Christ prophesied) as being drunk (mentally off balanced) and naked (clothed in matter instead of being clothed with the sun).  So our world is once more manifesting the evil that brought about the flood in Noah’s Second Day of Spirit.

Mary Baker Eddy told her students that the end would not be by flood but by fire.  The end refers to mortal life, not to Life, for Life can never end or die.  This fire is the Holy Ghost the process of spiritual baptism by fire.  Is this why America seems to be on fire?

Let us now look at the Archer – or the Bowman symbol.  It seems to be most present in today’s media.  First we have the comic super hero known as the Green Arrow.  He was first in comic books, but then he was presented on the WB’s Smallville.  His name is Oliver Queen.  Oliver means, “olive tree; kind; affectionate.”[1]  The olive branch is a symbol for peace.  The dove of divine Science carries the olive branch to Noah before he sees the sign for the second Covenant that was to come via the second coming of Christ.  Queen denotes the feminine royal power.  So we could say that even Oliver Queen is a man, he really represents the female aspect of the Archer or Bowman that is Mary Baker Eddy.  And this year, 2012, the WB presents to its viewing audience – Arrow.  The show is about the same Oliver Queen.

Next there is Katniss Everdeen (the pure Forever Leader), in The Hunger Games.  She is a female archer or bowman.  She is hated by the male President Snow(job).  In Catching Fire he is described as a serpent.

There are also male and female archers in the Justice League cartoon.

A female archer is also presented this year on NBC’s series Revolution.  Her name is Charlie “strong and manly; farmer” Matheson “son of the gift of God,”

There is also Hawkeye (view of Science) from The Advengers.  And then there is the Scottish girl in Disney’s Brave (which I have yet to see).  Mary Baker was descended from Scottish blood.

There is a reason why all these archers are coming to the collective consciousness.  It is God’s plan.

It is said that on December 21, 2012 the Archer (Sagittarius) will be aiming his invisible arrow toward the center of our galaxy, toward a black hole (nothingness).  Will this be an awakening for mankind?  Or will the Mayan calendar be fulfilled through a baptism of fire?

Revelation 18:23 – And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:  for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Are today’s Archers arming themselves with the arrows of divine Love or hate?  Will you, as today’s Bowman, keep your thoughts on God-Love or will you allow hate to take you over and consume you?  The choice is yours, or is it?  Is there really free will?

Hate is always exposed and then destroyed.  If someone hates that hate becomes revealed.  Hate is seen today in subtle forms.  They take shape in the form of those who speak of social justice, the tool used for communism; those who hate accuse people who do not agree with their ideals as being prejudice against ethnic races.  One book that should be read by all United States citizens is Animal Farm.  It gives prime examples of mortal minded trickery.

You know, I do not hate a person because of their skin color or because of their physical appearance.  I may however, not like someone because of the way they act or talk.  I do not like the way socialists and communists (or progressives) talk because it is not God’s Word, it is the sword of the red horseman.  I do not like any Christian if they do not speak God’s Word correctly.  But I do not hate them; I just do not like their words because their words are of personal sense.  I often do not like my own words when I am speaking the voice of personal sense!  We all have our Cains and Hams to deal with.  But we cannot hate ourselves, we must just strive to do good works, to do the works of Christ Jesus – to cast out sin, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers (terminally ill), and raise the dead.  This is what Jesus expected from his followers.  How many Christians are doing the work of Jesus (their Lord)?  How many Christian Scientists are doing the works of their revered Leader Mary Baker Eddy?  Can they do the works of Mary Baker Eddy when they deny her?  When they deny her as their Leader, when they deny her as the angel of Revelation 10, the woman God-crowned (Revelation 12), and when they deny her as the second coming of Christ?  No!  Because they are separating the Revelator from her Revelation (Christian Science) and she warned us not to do this, she warned us that if we did we would go straight down.  Down into the pit of depravity and be sold into the slavery of mortal mind belief.

Revelation 19:7-9:  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him:  for the marriage of the Lamb [the first Witness – Jesus Christ] is come, and his wife [the second Witness – Mary Baker Eddy] hath made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white:  for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.  And he [a great voice (verse 1)] saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.  And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God.

Do you wonder why this bride is not spoken of in the parable of the ten virgins?

Matthew 25:1-13 – Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you:  but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:  and the door was shut.  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Yes, it is true, we are to Watch our thinking, guard what we are pondering upon, whether it is of God (oil) or of mortal mind (no oil).  But it does tell us that the Bridegroom came at the midnight hour.  Is this really a clue as to when the endtime strikes?  I cannot say one way or the other, but I do find it of importance that the two keystones of The Lord and the Lamb and the Woman God-crowned (from Window of the Open Book) are found on the two sides of the twelve o’clock position!  Is not the Bride the woman God-crowned – Mary Baker Eddy?

Let us take a look at Revelation 19, at the true and faithful Bowman, and find out exactly what it tells us about the Archer.

Revelation 19:11-16:  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:[2]  and his name is called The Word of God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

What does the Faithful and True make war upon?  It has to be mortal mind, animal magnetism, etc.  His eyes are the Holy Ghost – like “flame of fire.”  The many crowns are a reference to the fact that he rules many nations with divine Principle.  The man that no man knew, but he himself, is “The Word of God.”  The Word of God is also referred to in Revelation 19:7, 8, 9 with a different name, that of the Bride.

Revelation 21:2, 9, 10 – And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain [like the one the ark rested upon?], and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.

The city is circular – Window of the Open Book – it is foursquare, the New Jerusalem artichoke, and the city of our God for it is composed of divine Science, absolute Christian Science, and Christian Science.

Revelation 22:16, 17 – I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.  And let him that heareth say, Come.  And let him that is athirst come.  And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

[1] 35,000 + Baby Names; by Bruce Lansky

[2] I feel that the vesture is the white cloud and that the blood is a symbol for the second Covenant.