Metaphysical meaning of Carshena (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Carshena (mbd)
Carshena, cär-she'-nå (Heb. from Pers.)--black; spoiler; lean; slender; distinguished.

One of "the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom" (Esth. 1:14). He is the first-named of the seven, and was one of the wise men to whom King Ahasuerus turned for counsel as to what he should do to Queen Vashti because of her refusal to obey when he commanded that she be brought before him that he might show her beauty to the princes and to the people.

Meta. There were seven of these princes who were next to the king in the kingdom; they represent the seven creative principles that have been developed in the natural man. There are five more to be developed in the superman. The seven princes and seven chamberlains--that is, the number seven--indicate that this whole experience relating to King Ahasuerus takes place in the natural man. Carshena is one of the seven creative principles, or dominant ruling thoughts, in the mentality of the unawakened individual, and upholds the ambitious, self-exalted, personal will (King Ahasuerus) in its attempt to dominate the whole of man's being, even the affectional nature of the human soul (Queen Vashti), according to its pleasure.

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Preceding Entry: Carpus
Following Entry: Casiphia