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Metaphysical meaning of Thaddaeus (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Thaddaeus (mbd)
Thaddaeus, thad-dæ'-us (Gk. fr. Heb.) --of the breast; of the heart; large-hearted; warm-hearted; courageous.

One of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ (Matt. 10:3). In Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13 he is called "Judas the son brother, margin] of James." Jude, who wrote The Epistle of Jude, is the same person, the surname being Thaddaeus and the given name Jude, or Judas.

Meta. Thaddaeus represents the faculty of elimination in man. In the body the eliminative center is situated in the lower part of the back.

It is just as necessary that one should learn to let go of thoughts, conditions, and substances in consciousness, body, and affairs, when they have served their purpose and one no longer needs them, as it is that one should lay hold of new ideas and new substances to meet one's daily requirements. Therefore it is very necessary that the eliminative faculty be quickened in one, and a right balance between receiving and giving, laying hold and letting go, be established.

Love, tenderness, and fearlessness (of the breast, of the heart, large-hearted, warm-hearted, courageous) seem to be the dominating characteristics back of proper elimination for mind and body. Fear, hate, revenge, and the like cause resistance and tension in the consciousness and the organism, thus shutting off elimination, while love puts away fear and is of a softening, releasing, freeing, balancing nature.

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