In the book
23 Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad by Ali Dashti
what does the 23 years refer to? Is it the time from when
Mohammad began receiving revelation until his death?
But I thought that would be 21 years.
As of this (January 29, 2019) morning it has been 23 years since
my low/wilderness years started, and I expected them to end
after seven years, when I would have been almost 39, but they
have not ended yet. However on my current medication regimen
they are not too low except in terms of creativity.
I still have a section on Islam in the Parallels in various world
religions subpage of my Salmon on the Thorns web page.
However I no longer think that I am similar to Mohammad,
since he was married young, received revelation, spread
his religion by the sword, and married a young girl.
But I do think that I am similar to Jacob, Jesus, and
Moses (though Moses is said to have received revelation,
but I think rather he received inspiration, and that the
burning in the thorn bush was a glowing blue rose vision
at night amidst the thorns, like my blue rose vision).
Thus I think that Mohammad was not similar to them
but was similar to Abraham and perhaps to Ezekiel
and Jeremiah. I distinguish between avatar types
(me, Jesus, Jacob, Moses, Krishna, Rama, Buddha,
Quetzalcoatl, Taliesin and many more) and prophet
types including Mohammad. But I suspect that there
were earlier Arabic pagan avatar types, and perhaps
at least one Sufi avatar type.
David Dalton dal...@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton
Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“With light in my head/With you in my arms
I wish I was the brakeman/On a hurtlin fevered train " (The Waterboys)