Time for a Fall Celebration

It is time again to Celebrate! 

What are we Celebrating?

We are Celebrating Our Universal Story.  As civilizations rise and fall, the remnants of the cultures they leave behind are in the form of stories & art.  The power of story is real.  Stories preserve community and family culture.  They can also help us renew our connection with our Creator and our identity in this world.  Stories are what keep us connected in our churches, families & communities.  No matter where we come from, we all share a Universal story of Creation & the Creator.

The Pilgrim's Course Tutorial (Online Retreat) class offered on HouseoftheBook.org, shares an introduction to the Hebraic Principles of Creation.  This circle-pattern teaches us our Original Culture and the Universal Story.  This class offers mathematical and symbolic pattern recognition skills in the Old Testament, but as we come to see that circle-pattern in the scriptures, we come to see ourselves in this story like we never have before.  We also come to see our connection to each other and our need for gathering and celebrating! 

We are meeting this Fall at the "Rosh Hashanah" (Head of the Year) 2023 to Celebrate in The Hebrew Way.  That includes the holistic nurturing of singing, dancing, whole foods and our like-minded connection!   

We also desire to continue our Original culture with every effort and resist any efforts to "cancel culture".  We must know why it is so important for us to be doing these simple yet essential things, like singing!   We are Celebrating through Song to help encourage and transfer our story!  Music and singing is a powerful gift from God to carry our story on through the ages. 

We are Celebrating Song.

Did you know that a culture of singing is what freed the entire nation of Estonia? After Stalin took over the Baltic States in 1939/1940, the people lost their freedom to celebrate their cultural singing festivals. After 50 years, they began overcoming their fears and gathering to sing their cultural songs. This gave them more and more courage to stand against their oppressors and grew to a point where they stood, hand-in-hand, in 1991, against the tanks, singing. The world saw this on the news and it was the first time we in the West understood what had been happening those 50 years after WWII. Singing is powerful!!  Through a simple song, we can learn a powerful message.    For this Celebration, we have prepared an original Beatitude song.  Shelley Schneider and Emily Erickson have been working to compose it and I am so excited to sing it with all joining us!

We are Celebrating Joyful Movement.

Did you ever notice that each culture around the world includes dance as a part of their festivals? Have you ever wondered why? Did you know movement is a strong need of the body and even helps us release negative emotions to Christ?  Think about it.  Running is great to do when we have to let-off steam. Walking may help us think. Yoga and breathing helps us to calm the chatter in our minds. There are many studies and research showing the benefits of movement.  Now, did you also know the Jewish culture enjoys a dance at their wedding feasts?  This tradition goes back anciently, and I believe has something to do with the word feast, which means, to gather in a circle and dance!

I invite you to gather in a circle and dance with us!   The specific joyful
 movement (above) and dancing we will be enjoying is a form of a Hebraic circle-dance which we've inherited from our Ephraimite culture.

We are Celebrating Our Connection.

One of my purposes in gathering is to help "relieve society."  This vision leads all I endeavor to do through the Foundation Builder Guide organization.  Our Vision of Celebrations comes from Original families who gathered each year to Celebrate by telling our Universal story of Creation and how Adam & Eve came to be.  Over the years this tradition can be seen as families gathered in large-scale Celebrations working and learning together.  In each they are telling their community stories and the most powerful story:  Their Creation Stories.   This includes their dances and singing and the words that give them strength and power.  They utilize beautiful colors, material like fabrics, paper and paints and they also use the tools of the technology they had.    We know it is time to restore this way of lifting the wounded, poor and hungry among us.  As we join together with this vision in mind, we can unify our purpose and connection as women and families!  

At this Fall time of year, we are Celebrating the "Head of the Year" in preparation for the most Holy Days ahead.

Where ever you are, consider celebrating in simple ways with your family or community.  Prepare to release and receive the Great High Priest.  Read more on a blog post here.

If you are in Utah, we are gathering: 

When:  September 15th 2023
Where:  American Fork, Utah 
Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Register: You can register ahead of time on HouseoftheBook.org HERE.  


The "Hebrew Way" of Reading in-Depth

If you missed our free article offered on our Foundation Builder Guide organization site's House Newsletter, Nurturing Our Skills of Discovery, you may be missing a lot.  Though simple in it's presentation and application, it is actually an in-depth concept.   

Just like reading in English has a variety of levels, reading in Hebrew does too.  This level of "reading" may come easy for some and is often passed over by others, but it is real.   

Those who fully complete our Introductory Hebraic Principles of Creation class, begin to experience the realness of these "Skills" and get a glimpse into what our organization is offering.  We are not exactly studying a Foreign Language.  We are nourishing Women & Families from within, in preparation for impacting and building the Foundation of our Next Society.   Are you called to that as well?

Find the article in your inbox or in our Intro Class - The Pilgrim's Course Tutorial to begin "reading" more in-depth and learning in The Hebrew Way.   

The cover will look like this:

#skillsofdiscovery #theHebrewway

We are beginning our 3rd Round of Study rotation in October so now is the best time to join with us in this Hebraic Study program and "University."

The Supporting Roles of Aunts & Uncles, Brothers & Sisters

Since ancient days in biblical lands shepherds protected their flocks at night by using circular sheepfolds constructed of thorns and briars. If stones were abundant, they would pile thorn bushes on top of the circular stacked stone enclosures. This allowed them to protect their flock at night from invading prey as well as keeping the flock from straying. The thorns acted as a protective wall and barrier for the precious flock so relied upon for the family’s sustenance.
This same protection can be seen in the description of ancient Israel, acting as a type of Thorn camped in orderly formation surrounding the Tabernacle in the wilderness. The Tabernacle walls extended out into a vast sea of individual tents to the East, to the South, to the West and to the North, each of them under their individual standard or banner of their tribal family/Father’s House; three Tribes to the East – Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, three Tribes to the South – Reuben, Simeon, Gad, three Tribes to the West – Ephraim, Manessah, Benjamin, three Tribes to the North – Dan, Asher, Naphtali. Aaron and his sons, the Levite tribe, who were designated to fulfill specific responsibilities within the Tabernacle in its function in the protected inner area, also resided in one of the four sides of the Tabernacle walls among the twelve tribes. (Numbers 2:2-34)

If non-Israelitish neighbors with malicious intent attempted to penetrate into the center threatening their most sacred space, can you imagine the fierce resistance they would have encountered from the steadfast guards surrounding the Tabernacle? These Twelve Tribal Families not only stood physically as a protective shield against those who did not share their allegiance to the True and Living God, but also as a protection of God’s Laws as they spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally camped facing the most central place from which these sacred teachings rippled out. Imagine God’s truths from that inner most sacred and holy space penetrating the hearts and souls of Aaron and his sons, and all the rest of the twelve tribal families surrounding it. As those Holy truths were honored, respected and upheld through the actions of all those faithful husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren their lives began to deeply reflect them so clearly that the outside world held the Israelites in great fear and respect. As their personal choices, actions and character reflected who they were born to be and do, they ultimately created and supported an encircling reach around the entire House of Jacob as well as providing a witness of God and hope to the outside world.

Today, it is these same extended family members who are needed to support, lift, encircle and protect God’s laws and His Culture, our Original Culture & Story. Acting as symbolic thorn bushes for parents and grandparents, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts and Uncles, can stand as living embodied law-keepers offering life-giving truths through the quality of their character and actions to loved ones and neighbors. They are still needed to act as a shield and protection for that most sacred central space, and naturally extending out from that, as embodied shining lights for others outside of that society. This is what we call a virtuous community; created from a strength and power within each individual supporting a united vision, purpose and mission. Can you visualize the kind of society where individuals with the beauty of all their divine potential and gifts, stand united together in upholding and protecting of God’s Laws and truths? Let us hold that vision in our mind and heart and work towards creating that environment wherever we live.

How can all God-fearing people with differing opinions because of our different life trainings, support each other without judgment? Often today, in our modern culture, we come to understand life through many different experiences and perspectives which affect our paradigms, choices and differing parenting styles. It is easy to fall into traps of not living our value system, by misjudging or incorrectly labeling others who don’t align with our lifestyle; especially with many false ideologies and anti-family policies promoted by national governments. These self-deceptive thoughts threaten individuals and families and often cause an undermining ripple within our community of families. In reality those divisive thoughts are not from our own selves, but come from adversarial wolves who seek to enter the flock and destroy the most sacred central message and space within us and our community. Families are under attack more than ever and in many cases these protective “thorns” of extended family are being torn down, leaving families vulnerable.  Those who recognize and strive to honor and uphold the Divine Law of our Creator and King, regardless of what religion they belong to, can join forces with others who hold that same vision and work in unity to combat these destructive ideologies and refuse to fall prey to these divisive thoughts, standing as one in truth to support order in families and society.

Imagine tribes of families standing united in their common devotion to Christ, encamped around that same symbolic central place, supporting each other in their diverse family cultures acting as one. Now imagine these families each raising children and youth with the same purpose and intent so that the message was lovingly clear and crisp without any confusion as the adults in the community understood their role to stand and support each other's families in upholding the sacred and protecting it from erosion. Could a community like this continue in its ideal state without supportive roles of extended family, those brothers and sisters of the parents? Those Aunts and Uncles?

This essential, protective role of all those encamped around the sacred center is especially seen as the aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters of the parent, support the parent’s role to teach, lead and pass on this right-doing original family culture.

As we unite with other like-minded families “encamped around the Tabernacle,” we support those teachings and each other. We stand as lionesses at the entrance protecting our young from corrupting ideologies and shield our tribe from harm. We cannot enjoy the fruits of this God-centered Tribal Family and Community without the crucial and essential support of all those family members connected to us. As these aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters act in protective support, they will receive reciprocal blessings from the support of other parents as they, in turn, engage in the same purpose to honor God and preserve this sacred center and purpose to “continue the house.”

Are you one of these Aunts and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters, acting in your role and stewardship to support those encamped around that most sacred space? Our communities of these tribal families are depending on you.  
It is our original role to cultivate this environment for Our Story to continue.

~ Excerpt from The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story.  To get on the list to receive notice of this upcoming book, add your email HERE.  Learn more on HouseoftheBook.org  

Passing Original Culture Parent to Child

There is a story in the Bible which illustrates another unique aspect of our Original Culture & Story. We find this story in the 18th chapter of Genesis where Abraham prays in behalf of the few righteous people who lived in the city of Sodom and Gomorrah and asks God that it not be destroyed just yet:
…but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.
And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.
And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

After the angels saved Lot from being pulled into a crowd of angry men, the Lord waited for him, the one last right-living man in the city, to leave before destroying it. This story can show us that when there is one who honors God and looks to Him to be saved, God will preserve that life. After generations of families looked to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to preserve them, they passed on Abraham’s legacy of exactness in duty, honor, loyalty, and right-doing and living. This righteousness is shown in the Levitical lineage performing priestly rites at the Tabernacle. In an Ancient time, when a Levite Father held the responsibility to serve at the Tabernacle, that privilege was bound with a covenant and promise that was so sacred, rather than break that promise, he would die like the animals slain on the altars in the temple.   It was a literal life and death commitment. Those covenantal responsibilities were passed down from Father to Son. 

Today, passing down the responsibilities of Priesthood duties is still a privilege and honor. It may not always be passed from Father to Son or be practiced in the same way, but when a Father and Mother make covenants with their God, it holds a similar weight. Husbands and wives pass on the heritage of faith by teaching their children truth they have received from previous Patriarchs and Matriarchs to "love the Lord their God with all thine heart, with all thine soul, and with all thine might, and talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." (Duet. 6:7).  These “commandments…statutes…and judgements” are held so sacred that faithful, right-doing parents choose to dedicate their lives to nurturing their children and grandchildren in the words "which the Lord your God commanded” "thou shalt teach...diligently unto thy children." (Deut. 6:1, 7)  Their covenant obligation to their God and their offspring is held in such exactness and honor that they would die as the animals on the altars in the tabernacle rather than violate these sacred promises because they understood the devastating effect it would have on their offspring.

The Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet
Nature reveals this same pattern for those who have eyes to see. Built into each living plant is the potential to produce another like it. When the seed of an oak tree produces fruit of its own kind from its innate ability and potential, we see this continuation of the seed of the next generation. The acorn, by Divine design, produces more oak trees in the same manner it was created. Since we are much more than acorns, as sons and daughters of God, we can find Divine purpose and mission in continuing our House through our right-doing choices, commitments, teaching and living. To not “continue our house” through this God-centered family culture would be to pervert our natural, innate ability and potential.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)
We can see this principle illustrated in this simple Jewish parable.
If there are 20 right-doing men in the world, my son and I will be among them.
If there are 10 right-doing men in the world, my son and I will be among them.
If there are 5 right-doing men in the world, my son and I will be among them.
If there are 2 right-doing men in the world, they will be my son and I.
If there is one right-doing man in the world, I will be that man.
Like this parable, we were born to be and do. We can become that man or woman who carries on the right use of truth by showing and nurturing our children in this way as we mentor them in following their right-doing heart's desires. We can trust that God not only has planted in our hearts the Divine seed of potential He sent us here to become and blossom forth to the world, but that He will also provide all we need for that endeavor.  
We can also be encouraged by remembering “with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26) and that it is never too late to start these efforts if for any reason there has been a breach in our family house. We can start planting new and different seeds today that will eventually yield the harvest we desire; the harvest God has planned for us.

Oliver and Rachel DeMille have so wonderfully illustrated this principle in their book "The Phases of Learning" where they shared,
"a wonderful story of a farmer in the Great Depression who is busily working on his farm in the summer heat.  His friends gather at the local coffee shop and discuss why he would be planting when everyone knows prices are too low for him and if he plants a crop he can't get government subsidies.  It's hot, it's humid, his planting will actually lose him money--has he gone crazy?

One of the farmers agrees to go ask him these questions.  It turns out that this hard-working farmer is aware of all the many reasons that may justify others not to plant, but he keeps planting, "Oak trees," he says.

You can imagine what his friend must think:  "What? Oak trees?  You've gone 'round the bend!  Your work will have no value until at least fifty years have passed!"  The farmer replies that the oak trees aren't for him.  They are for his grandchildren.

Our purpose in life is to plant, nurture and become oak trees, and to help others do the same.  That is grandparenting:  planting oak trees!  We are growing the oak trees of the future today.  All of us should realize our true purpose and mission--to make the world better for our grandchildren and their children."
How are you continuing our Original Culture & Story? What are the stories you are telling to your children and grandchildren to help them develop such commitment and righteousness? Will you be among those right-doing women and men?

~ Excerpt from The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story.  To get on the list to receive notice of this upcoming book, add your email HERE.  Learn more on HouseoftheBook.org  

Trust in the Unknown & Live by Faith

“Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along.”

After leading the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses and his people suddenly found themselves pursued by Egyptian soldiers come to recover their slaves. Desperate to preserve their newfound, God-directed freedom they turned toward the unknown. As Moses looked out over the great sea stretched beyond them do you think he must have searched for a solution beyond his understanding? As can only be imagined, could he have reached out over the water with his staff, filled with great anxiety and a need for an unknown way of deliverance to open up? What must have been unknown to Moses and the Israelites, as to even being a possibility, was that the water could move and part, allowing the dry ground to appear as their path of escape.

As this story of Moses illustrates, trusting in the unknown takes a great amount of imaginative, forward and creative thinking. In that creative space of thought and light and desires is where we believe in possibilities and in things which have not yet come to pass. It takes a certain awareness and paradigm shift to be in this place of trust. Yet, life is full of unknowns. Every step we take can bring us to a corner we cannot yet see around or facing a vista we have not yet climbed. Each new day can be called the great unknown. We may attempt to plan our months and years, thinking we can prepare every needful detail, but still find that each day brings so many new situations and unknowns.

At times we may be faced with a great unknown in physical ways, like the Israelites at the Red Sea, but often, it is challenges of emotional, mental and spiritual unknowns. What did the Israelites do? They turned themselves to their promised prophet of deliverance foretold by their father, Joseph. Moses then trusted in an unknown path and went forward full of faith.

Just before their exodus from Egypt, the Israelites received the opportunity to practice trusting in the unknown when they were instructed to kill an unblemished lamb and put the blood of that Lamb on the doorposts. They were told that by doing this act of faith the destroying angel of death would pass over them and their household and not kill the firstfruit of their womb. Can you imagine the amount of trust in their unseen God this required?

Like the Israelites, we too can learn that trusting in the unknowns of life brings peace and hope. We may not be able to see farther than the sun setting over the horizon, but we can remember after the darkness comes the Sun shining brightly with the morning beams of light. It is the way life on Earth was made–with the rotating cycles of the Earth creating a pause of the Sunshine for our nourishment through evenings and seasons of winter. That space of time, the darkness of the unknown and unseen, allows us the opportunity to use our acting power to trust in the God of Heaven, our Creator, not in man; to choose to hope in anticipation of our return to our life in Heaven.

This Way of our Original Culture was laid out and shown by our Creator since the very Creation of this earth. It illustrates a pattern for us to live by and to Be. Our original people and families had to search out what they did not see and know. They knew their mind and heart were created for searching and finding unknowns and that which is unseen. This is how God's people have always come to know great truths. It is this proving process that develops inner strength and integrity of character.  Many of us, like the Children of Israel, have taken our turn wandering step by step in the wilderness for “40 years”, a span of time necessary for the ripening process to occur within us; learning and growing in preparation for that Promised Land God has in store for us to inherit.

When Adam & Eve left the garden, did they understand how it would all play out? Did they know that eventually they would receive angelic ministers who would show them more direction on how they could return back to the garden? Did they know it would be hundreds of years before they could come back into God’s presence? They most likely did not. However, when the angel asked why they were offering sacrifices to their God, Adam’s response revealed this pattern: “I know not, save the Lord commanded me.”

Adam and Eve’s story reveals an instructive pattern that when our God offers direction through the Holy Spirit to us, or through messengers, we most likely will not know why at first. It is unknown. Yet that knowledge and inner knowing will come as we honor our heavenly and earthly parents and Christ, the King of this earth, step into the unknown, accept what the darkness brings, and walk forward until further instructions come. For the best of directions, the unknown will be revealed through that which is recorded in ancient scripture, from our God through the Holy Spirit.

Each of us is invited to follow the patterns set by Nature’s laws and continually search and trust in the unknowns. The way of Faith is an unknown path, which quickly becomes known as we act in faith. This “knowing” can quickly become unknown again, revealing a continuous cycle and rotation of knowns and unknowns, that which is seen and that which is unseen. This is our Original Culture & Story; trust in the unknown and unseen; trust in our God and Creator. This trust brings us closer to knowing God and His Way as we embrace our personal journey of Becoming like Him. It is only through these soul-stretching experiences that growth is even possible. God's way of allowing us to grope in the dark through the unknowns of life is truly a sign of his love for and confidence in us, his children.

~ Excerpt from The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story.  To get on the list to receive notice of this upcoming book, add your email HERE.  Learn more on HouseoftheBook.org

Katie Hansen--The Hebrew Model
The Hebrew Model:  Restoring Our Original Culture & Story 
by Katie Hansen

Extending Loving Kindness

Long, long ago in the land of Israel, there lived two brothers who loved each other very much. They were poor wheat farmers, and they shared but one field, which yielded very little harvest during the year. The younger brother lived on one side of the field in a two-room house with his wife and children, and the older brother lived alone in a one-room house on the opposite side of the field.

One night during harvest-time, the older brother awoke suddenly. He sat up in his bed, thinking, “It’s not fair that I should receive an equal share of the wheat with my brother. He should have a greater share because he has a wife and children to feed besides himself. It must be very difficult for him, yet he never complains.”

So the older brother got up from his bed, dressed, and went out to where he kept his wheat. It took him several trips across the dark field to carry a goodly portion of his wheat to his brother’s wheat pile. When he returned home, he slept peacefully the rest of the night.

Later that same night the younger brother awoke suddenly. He sat up in his bed, thinking, “It’s not fair that I should receive an equal share of the wheat with my brother. I have a wife and children. When I grow old, I will have someone to care for me, to provide food for me. My brother has no children. When he grows old, he will be alone. He should have the greater share of the wheat so that he can sell some of it to provide for his old age.”

So the younger brother got up from his bed, dressed, and went out to where he kept his wheat. It took him several trips across the dark field to carry a goodly portion of his wheat to his brother’s wheat pile. When he returned home, he slept peacefully the rest of the night.

The next day each brother looked in amazement at his own pile of wheat, only to discover that it had not diminished!

The brothers again worked in the field, divided the wheat, and added wheat to each other’s pile during the night. And so it continued for many nights during the harvest.

One night as the older brother was carrying his wheat across the field, he saw his younger brother carrying his wheat across the field. They stopped and looked at each other and at what the other one was carrying. Then they understood why the wheat piles never grew smaller. They both realized how much they loved and cared for each other.

The brothers dropped their bundles of wheat to the ground, ran to each other, and embraced.

God saw the love that these brothers had for each other. He blessed their field, and the field became more and more fertile. The brothers grew much wheat together, enough for both to live on when they grew older.
Humanity has shown a long-standing tradition and pattern of love and kindness that can be seen from this story of two brothers carrying nourishing wheat to each other’s pile. Perhaps this verse gives insight into the origin…...

“Show me thy ways, oh Lord, teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me for thou art my God and my salvation… Remember, oh Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions…” Psalms 25:4-6

In recognition of our great need for redemption and liberty from our human frailties and weakness, we see that we are utterly dependent on our Creator’s extension of mercy in our life. He is the giver of all good gifts and lovingkindness to us. He gives us the breath of life each moment and provides the life-giving Earth and the power within us to act in accordance with our will towards abundance or scarcity.

Is it possible in all this, He has given us living examples and models of a law of life and a cultural way of living that holds these standards? He graciously offers us the direction, laws and embodied examples in the lives of many great and noble souls along our path to return back to the Garden of Eden and live with Him.

Abraham and Sarah emulated this culture when they entertained three holy visitors at the door of their tent. Abraham bowed himself low. He washed their feet and invited them to rest in the shade of the tree. He and Sarah then extended themselves further to prepare bread, meat and milk so their guests could be nourished as they rested.

This kindness of strangers, or of family members, shows us how to be. It shows us the way of our original culture. It is our story and who we are. It was not just everyday kindness which was shown, it went beyond the gestures and much deeper. Abraham and Sarah went out of their way to make a special meal of bread, to kill one of their animals to provide meat, and milk their animals for more than just water to drink. This hospitality shows additional levels of an extension of themselves and a sacrificing of their own provisions. It was done with a familial effort of love.

When Jesus of Nazareth taught of the traveler who fell among thieves and was passed over by a Priest and a Levite, and eventually picked up by a Samaritan man who dressed his wounds, and carried him to an inn to provide for him then and in the future, he showed us our Original Culture and story. This was an act of true love; a familial effort of loving sacrifice and lovingkindness.

No matter the person, whether a friend or an enemy, extending ourselves in this lovingkindness is who we are. This understanding and choice goes far beyond a specific religion to the foundation of humanity, and helps us comprehend our Original Culture & Story of service and ministry modeled after a pattern as far back as the extension of Light to all Creation from the Creator though the Sun, Moon and Stars.

The Hebrew Model:  Restoring Our Original Culture & Story 
by Katie Hansen
~ Excerpt from The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story.  To get on the list to receive notice of this upcoming book, add your email HERE.  

Learn more from our Hebrew Vocab Study PDF on Loving-Kindness HERE.  

The Clay Basket of the Family

In ancient days, those who lived on the land as nomads, in their travels from place to place, would carry fire in a clay basket. These live coals conveniently supplied their family with quick fuel to warm and cook their food as well as the heat to warm their homes. When the fire burned within its boundaries of hearth, stove or pit, it served the family and community well. It provided warmth and life-sustaining nourishment. If a fire ever exceeded its bounds, it had the potential to destroy all that supported life in the family and community. Fire, when allowed to escape outside of safe boundaries, is destructive. That is its nature. Fire left to burn unchecked will consume everything in its path.

There is a fire within each of us. It was designed by God for a specific purpose and if not guarded and kept within very specific bounds, can ravage and destroy individuals, families, and even whole civilizations. The cause and devastating effect of the Roe v. Wade Federal Court decision shows evidence of the consuming calamity this out-of-control fire has caused in America . We can clearly see what happens when this fire within has been allowed to exceed its bounds. What are the natural boundaries which can protect and guard this necessary and crucial force of nature in ourselves for the good of society?

The power of procreation within each of us, like fire, can serve to warm and nourish the family, or it can disintegrate it. This fire has had its self-evident and natural bounds within our civilizations in the most central governing structure and unit of society–The Family. A child is naturally born and belongs to its Mother. The Father is connected to them through the institution of Marriage. This sacred institution of Marriage is the most essential Clay Basket in our lives. The purity and integrity of this institution creates the proper and necessary bounds for that fire and power to be contained and as a result bless a family and community. It holds the foundation of all private enterprise in a free society.

To quote a very wise man who lives a life of consecrated service to the entire World:
"Another contention raised is that a woman is free to choose what she does with her own body. To a certain extent this is true for all of us. We are free to think. We are free to plan. And then we are free to do. But once an action has been taken, we are never free from its consequences. Those considering abortion have already exercised certain choices.

To clarify this concept, we can learn from the astronaut. Any time during the selection process, planning, and preparation, he is free to withdraw. But once the powerful rocket fuel is ignited, he is no longer free to choose. Now he is bound by the consequences of his choice. Even if difficulties develop and he might wish otherwise, the choice made was sealed by action.

So it is with those who would tamper with the God-given power of procreation. They are free to think and plan otherwise, but their choice is sealed by action.

The woman’s choice for her own body does not validate choice for the body of another. The expression “terminate the pregnancy” applies literally only to the woman. The consequence of terminating the fetus therein involves the body and very life of another. These two individuals have separate brains, separate hearts, and separate circulatory systems. To pretend that there is no child and no life there is to deny reality."
~ President Russell M. Nelson

Just as our ancient ancestors understood the crucial and necessary role of keeping the fire within its bounds of the Clay Basket, and have kept this fire burning on the hearth, we must seek to understand and protect the safe and nurturing clay basket of the family in order to contain and use for good our God-given fire within. 

Restoring Original Culture by Returning to Original Sources & Ways

What is our Original Culture and why do we need to return to it?

At first we may think of it in terms of our relatively recent culture established in America when the early Western settlers and Pilgrims came, bringing a Judeo-Christian culture in efforts to live their religious God-given liberties. That may be part of the answer as that heritage holds the foundation of our laws which are based on Natural Laws found in the Bible. The roots of this Judeo-Christian culture stem from the time of Christ in the Palestine/Egyptian area just prior to the birth of Western Civilization which began the “Times of the Gentiles.” Those Original Culture seeds were planted by the ancient forefathers (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Joseph) and recorded as the Original Biblical story; a cultural heritage that reveals and completes our Universal “Pilgrim’s Course” story of the remnant of the branch of the tree which was broken off.

What if our Original Culture was quite different from how we may commonly perceive it through our current Western Civilization viewpoint? Perhaps in our thinking from the perspective of the progress of the civilized world, we could be overlooking many crucial aspects of our most Original heritage that resembles a more “Eastern way” of life. Perhaps a return to nature, natural sources and the lifestyle of a nomadic people would reveal the forgetfulness we have experienced. Is it possible that the traditions of the Original Peoples of America hold keys to unlock insights into this Original Culture? These remarks about the culture of these Natives are telling:
“In the life of the Indian, there was only one inevitable duty–the duty of prayer, the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. His daily devotions were more necessary to him than his food. He wakes at daybreak, puts on his moccasins, and steps down the water’s edge. Here he throws handfuls of clear, cold water into his face, or plunges in bodily. After the bath he stands erect before the advancing dawn, facing the sun as it dances upon the horizon, and offers his unspoken orison. His mate may precede or follow him in his devotions, but never accompanies him. Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth, and the Great Silence alone! When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.” ~ Ohiyesa, the Sioux

“I cannot pretend to explain [these prophetic powers], but I know our people possessed remarkable powers of concentration and abstraction, and I sometimes fancy that such nearness to nature keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers.” ~ Ohiyesa, the Sioux

“The Redman's social system was very much nearly the same and that instituted by Moses. …The identity of their laws with those of the Israelites, and instances of their marriage customs, treatments for sick, burial of dead, mourning, absolutions. In their feasts, fasting's and sacrificing, they are exceedingly like those of the ancient [Hebrew] people.” ~ Ernest Thompson Seton

There are unrecognized, unseen fragments of our Original Culture in these and many other peoples and cultures of the Earth. Do our modern-day family lifestyles and traditions transfer the kind of strength, power and connection with the Unseen Creator shown in some of these cultures? Could these wholesome traditions have originated in the first people on earth? Adam and Eve’s family who had a written language and lived a simple life on the land? A people who gathered yearly to tell of the Creation and their story of how they came to be here and how they all might return? A people who celebrated their life and liberty through simple yet profoundly meaningful rituals? A people of the land and a people under a contractual covenant with the Great Spirit or Creator, who like the Native American Indians of North America knew their God and lived in daily recognition and acknowledgement of Him in every aspect of their lives?

“When food is taken, the woman murmurs a grace as she lowers the kettle, an act so softly and unobstructively performed that one who does not know the custom usually fails to catch the whisper: “Spirit partake!” As her husband receives the bowl or plate, he likewise murmurs his invocation to the Spirit. When he becomes an old man, he loves to make a notable effort to prove his gratitude. He cuts off the choicest morsel of the meat and casts it into the fire–the purest and most ethereal element.” ~ Ernest Thompson Seton

Do we carry that depth of meaning and purpose with us from our own unique beginnings or have we become separated from our roots? What could bring that same profoundness and meaning to our lives? What exactly is it we are needing? Could it be a greater personal connection to our Creator and that Original Culture?

The Judeo-Christian heritage of our early American history, in its true essence, as well as that which was recorded in the Biblical stories of our original ancestors can add great insight into that Original Culture we may be needing to restore within our own house and communities. Maybe it won’t look the same, but could the answer to current situations be in coming to know our ancient forefather’s purpose and motivations, recognizing principles and patterns in their lives, seeing ourselves in their story and what role we play in God’s Great Story? Could this also lead us to greater purpose within our own family?

This Great Story has its roots in the most Original Sources of all time! Original Sources that extend back much earlier than our Bible, that were in fact, the foundations of all Creation! Principles which are deep and unseen, yet scattered throughout everything God has made; including in you, and everything in nature, and that which contain principles of “theory, doctrine, in the law of the gospel, …that are expedient for you to understand; “of things both in Heaven and in the earth, and things under the Earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms.”

God’s Great Story, and his original culture and ways, can be seen and verified as we, ourselves, return to a study of the most Original Source language of the Bible to truly understand the Universal family historical record of the Bible more accurately. What is the Original Source of the language of the Bible? The Hebraic Principles of Creation from the Language of Creation. Returning to these Original Sources can assist us in preserving and restoring our family stories, culture and heritage.

What many do not naturally see is that a deeper study from this Original Source language in the symbolic and original, agency-based way through which it was recorded, will do so much more to help our heart connect with our own personal story of who we are, why we are here, and where we fit within our family and God’s Great Story.

It may be easy to think we already have the knowledge and understanding of all the Truth and Original Sources needed. Could there be more to the story that may be unseen? Are there teachings and traditions in our social or religious culture we may be misinterpreting or that may even be incorrect? Could we be lacking in wisdom and understanding because our educational model isn’t aligned with Original Sources and Ways? What incorrect assumptions about many things of importance might we be making because we are lacking in a foundational study of these Original Sources? If we think our current cultural and religious beliefs will hold us spiritually steadfast and intact without returning to the most Original Sources, we must think again. Understanding Truth from the most Original Sources prepares us to receive our Creator's teachings from His voice to our mind and heart; without confusion, a sure knowing. It truly helps us think in terms of finding truth.

Why return to Original Sources & Ways?

đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources to help build your foundation on God for yourself and the next generation.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources for becoming who you are meant to be.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources so you can guide your family more accurately and be a voice of knowing for them.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources to more deeply understand the symbols of scripture, numerical symbolism (gematria), parables, and those biblical stories from a viewpoint of their underlying principles.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources to withstand the collapse of the “Times of the Gentiles” as “the times” returns to the “House of Israel.” (This is supposed to be quite epic! see Romans 11)
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources to prepare yourself for your Commission with God.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources the gain the awareness that deeply connects us with our family story and why we are here on this Earth!
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources for an enhanced ability to make connections and embrace personal transformation.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources in order to think and determine your life and story in terms of knowing TRUTH in all things.
đŸ‘‰Return to the most Original Sources to find that which is hidden, written in code and a mystery to those who do not seek for it.

Learning from the foundational language of the Bible (the “Language of Creation'') can do all this, but why spend 30-40 years like a Rabbi in the Jewish faith, when there might be a simpler way to be immersed in this depth of understanding? At first glance it might seem very straightforward. We might say, “Anyone can learn Hebrew. The internet is full of Hebrew!” This Semitic (from Shem) language is unlike any other foreign language, and it is more than just what you might think you know about the Hebrew language. It is a unique, multi-layered, symbolic language passed down through an oral-tradition style of mentoring; shown, through exploration and question, not told; a symbolic language meant for multi-dimensional engagement levels. The Way this symbolic language has been transferred over the generations is by those who show the Way, both human and angelic. The nature of learning from the Original Source, symbolic Way of the Bible lends itself best to having a Guide or a Mentor who shows the Way.

Commit to your own growth and innate ability to discover even greater connections and Truth for your life. Don’t allow doubt to interfere with this invitation. Your opportunity is here and now in this study of the Hebraic Principles of Creation!

Get access to the resources we have prepared that offer this.

There are two ways to utilize Foundation Builder Guide as a Guide and Mentor, and three ways to do-it-yourself.

Two ways with a GUIDE: 

  1. The Principles of Creation Symbolic-Study for Women/Families is a mentored community acting as a “Guide” to offer the resources and assistance following the “Hebrew Way” oral tradition pattern.  We are a community of Women, Sisters, Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Daughters experiencing transformation through these God-centric Principles of Creation monthly study resources of the most Original Sources.  These resources and the mentoring layers (Level 1, 2 & 3), as well as association with others will help you learn from the Original Sources of the Bible & Creation!  It is like no other kind of study! Layer by layer a deep awakening happens within you.  Instead of taking the time it would take to go through a Hebrew Rabbinical or Liberal Arts scholar school to gain a deep and broad education, put your time into this restored Christian worldview program training the women and mothers of the home!  You’ll gain so much more!  
  2. The Hebrew Way Discussion Group is a way to study and attend LIVE discussions within our community on the general topics of what are taught in the book The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story (or the Intro Principles of Creation Class ~The Pilgrim’s Course Tutorial). Each month a new book is selected, and the most foundational Hebraic Principle of Creation as taught in The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story* is seen and discussed. *pdf of book will be emailed out to you
Three ways to GUIDE yourself:
  1. Begin with our self-guided introductory class sharing the most foundational of these Hebraic Principles of Creation. We call it The Pilgrim’s Course Tutorial. It is an online Retreat with nurturing resources such as music, healthy recipes, movement, and many other experiences in which to engage.
  2. Learn through reading our Ancient Hebrew Alphabet book and the accompanying free gift –The English & Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Drawing Guide. These have Katie’s specialized research in the Ancient Biblical stories which will help connect you in a deeper way to the Bible.
  3. Take your learning a step further by getting online access to our Symbolic-Learning Home Resources. These will give you lifetime access to simple original children’s stories, songs, and activities which help you learn right along with your children and grandchildren.

These options will assist you to begin your walk and journey in gaining a deeper understanding of God’s language of symbolism ~ the Original Source of the Bible! We know it will bless your life as we have been guided to prepare it to do so.

Join our community of families so that we can know YOU and your story, learn how God is going to bless the world through you and share with you the vision which comes from this remarkable study!


"In a symbolic way, our beliefs - wisdom, knowledge and understanding- are the root system of our tree and when nourished with true and correct principles, secure the foundation within us. Each of the foundational truths we come to understand can become assimilated into our root system. These ideal principles form our belief system (believing, feeling, acting, speaking, knowing) which sets the pattern and worldview for our life. As we grow in true wisdom and understanding of principles, we strengthen our roots to receive truth and replace falsehoods. These timeless precepts, when understood and embraced, can awaken the heart-mind connection and sharpen our conscience; thus seriously impacting our view of the world, how we live, and what we become."                                                        
                                      ~Foundation Builder Guide Principles of Creation Study Guide