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Metaphysical meaning of Gaash (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Gaash (mbd)
Gaash, ga'-ash (Heb.)--pushed with a sudden impulse; an earthquake; shaking; quaking; agitating; commotion; staggering.

A mountain in the hill country of Ephraim. Timnath-heres, where Joshua was buried, was on the north of the mountain of Gaash (Judg. 2:9). II Samuel 23:30 mentions "Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash."

Meta. As the individual, under the leadership of some central idea (here it is Joshua, the I AM), succeeds in bringing all his faculties and forces into subservience to this central idea, the ideal itself seems to die (Joshua died) or to be merged into the general activity of his being as a whole. This is the portion of the sun, or portion of Heres (Timnath-heres, where Joshua was buried). When the central idea is absorbed by the being, the individual becomes doubly fruitful (a meaning of Ephraim; Timnath-heres was in the hill country of Ephraim) and his creative forces are greatly increased. In this state it is not long before a great accumulation of new forces and powers becomes active in consciousness, and one is very likely to feel a quaking, a trembling, in both mind and body (this is represented by Gaash). One should not fear because of this inner commotion; by one's holding steadfastly to the Truth and to one's power, dominion, and guidance through the Christ, all will be well, and spiritual progress will continue. (See JOSHUA.)

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