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Metaphysical meaning of Aquila (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Aquila (mbd)
Aquila, aq'-ul-lå (Lat.)--eagle.

A Jewish Christian, a native of Pontus, a tentmaker by trade. Aquila, with his wife Priscilla, became associated with Paul at Corinth (Acts 18:1-3) and was of great help to him.

Meta. By misunderstanding himself and his relation to the one Mind, man in his unregenerate state is constantly tearing down his organism. The heart center and the solar plexus, instead of being pervaded by thoughts of peace and harmony, and a just appreciation of divine law, are perverted to the basest thoughts and most violent passions. But the patient, sustaining power within man is not wholly thwarted. When the body is lacerated, this power sets its builders to work and they repair the damage. We call this the healing force of nature. In every part of the organism are these patient building forces that constantly repair the ravages of the ignorant man. They are called the positive and the negative forces of life. They are introduced to us in Acts 18: 1-3 under the names of Aquila and Priscilla, born in Pontus and "lately come from Italy." Pontus means the sea (universal Mind), and Italy signifies strength.

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