Veil Between The Living And The Dead

Those who have gone across the divide beyond life just might be in touch with us again someday, according to the harvest veil theory.  Spiritism is a spiritualistic philosophy started in the 19th century by the French educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, who, under the pen name Allan Kardec, wrote books on the nature, origin, and destiny of spirits, and their relation with the corporeal world.  This belief says that the living can contact the dead and speak to someone in the unseen world through a medium.  The Bible strongly condemns this practice saying that no one should employ divination, practice magic, look for omens, talk with a sorcerer, bind others with a spell, consult with a spirit medium or a fortune-teller, inquire about the dead and according to a recent Fandango post, this also includes reading Harry Potter books, but I am not sure if he was being sincere.

Korach ben Yitzar the Levite was no ordinary rabble-rouser, as he lead a mutiny against Moses and Aaron with two hundred and fifty men challenging Moses’ leadership and Aaron’s priestly authority.  A test was devised between Korach and Aaron to see which one would offer the most pleasing sacrifice to God.  Aaron used mercurial incense, the quicksilver of spiritual entities to provide a medium for the manifestation of God.  The divine response was unmistakable, as the earth opened her mouth and swallowed Korach and his household alive never to be seen again.  At the same time, a heavenly fire consumed all 250 of the rebel’s followers.

A plague soon stalked the camp, quickly consuming tens, then hundreds, then thousands.  God commanded Moses and Aaron to separate themselves from the people, but Aaron ran to the midst of the congregation, where the plague had begun so he could offer incense.  He stood between the dead and the living until the plague was checked.  Not many people would show that kind of devotion, putting themselves in harm’s way, ignoring God’s instructions, to stand between the dead and the living, restraining the angel of death from killing more Israelites.

The Hebrew Exodus from Egypt was beset by horrendous natural conditions.  Miriam and Aaron said bad things about their brother, because he married a woman from Cush after his first wife Zipporah died.  God set them straight making sure that they knew Moses was His prophet and that he carried God’s fire from the electric sky.  God thought that Miriam was being wicked, so He made her skin suddenly turn color to something between ochre and that of watermelon snow.  Moses prayed for God to rectify this and he cured Miriam, but only after she was banished from the camp for 7 days.

The 40 years spent in the desert was harsh as food, water and shelter were all lacking and it was scarce to find even a leaf growing.  In the spring, the Israelites discovered echinacea, which they mixed with lilac to make tea and this helped them to knockout colds.  It was not rare to see a jackal running through camp and seeing these small canines would mess with their melatonin levels and affect their sleep cycle.  At first, the Israelites did not have a vault to carry the Ten Commandments around in, so the two stones could not be protected from a burglar.  God gave Moses instructions to build a box of acacia wood, overlaid with a gold ornate top, so it did not look like common scrap.  God gave Moses a specific geometry to follow, so the Israelites could carry it while they were still wandering the desert.  The high priests that were assigned to carry it wore an outfit that resembled a tutu.  They looked silly wearing this costume, so they were all given a self care day, and they were allowed to relax in the hot springs.

Written for Tyler M Deal 5 Words Prompt – Echinacea Ochre Spring Leaf Knockout and Jackal Quicksilver Melatonin Vault Lilac, for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Sincere, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Pen, for the Daily Spur prompt – Common, for FOWC with Fandango – Rectify, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – Electric sky, Watermelon snow and Harvest veil, for Ragtag Community – Scrap, for Sara’s Closet Full Of Notebooks Prompt – Self Care Day, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Burglar Tutu Geometry and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Wicked.

7 thoughts on “Veil Between The Living And The Dead

    1. Thank you M. Most of my multiple prompt posts have the story driven by just a few of the prompts and there are always some prompts that are adaptable enough to fit into any story. The prompts that I have trouble with get jammed in at the end and this usually gives my stories a silly ending. I think you should try to use all the prompts as that makes it more fun.

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