Templar researchers insist that the Templar "Christ" was not Jesus but John, the initiate and hierophant of the solar colleges of Egypt. Certainly, the Vatican accused the Templars of venerating a severed bearded head. And as the bible relates, John the Baptist was decapitated by his enemies. Symbolically of course, the act of severing the head can mean the transference of power and seniority from one grand master to another. The source of the symbolism is astrological. The sun is the head severed every winter. The rays (or hair) of the sun are reduced in radiance and power while the solar orb descends into the cold depths of winter. A female had connived the murder of the Baptist because the sun weakens and makes its descent into the realms of death through the female signs of Virgo and Libra. Alternatively, the long flowing hair of John can represent the feminine principle.
The name Christ is added to Jesus and is meant as a title, which is to indicate that spiritual perfection or the Messianic state has been attained.
The true sun kings of old, the "Christs," were given solar symbolism due to the fact that they were brought into life and celebrated during the rise of the star Sirius, an event that occurred during the summer month of July, or during the signs of Leo and Virgo. Virgo was the Virgin who, astrologically speaking, gave birth to the sun-child. This sun-child was known as Lucifer, the son of the morning or dawning, the bright young star (youngster). Later these dates, together with the symbolism, were inverted and the sun-child was said to have been born in the middle of winter. The role of John was downplayed and the role of Christ made more conspicuous. Secret societies, like the Knights Templar and their appropriately named associates the Knights of St. John, continued to honor the truth. They continued to venerate the severed and bearded head - the head of John the Baptist. The "Christs," or sun kings are, to this day, associated with the sun and the lion due to ancient astrological reckoning. The "Lion of Judah" was the term used by the leaders of the sun churches and is still used as an epithet. The opening of the Egyptian new year corresponded with the rise of the sacred star Sirius and with the rising of the waters of the Nile. This rising was most auspicious and it occurred during the week of July 25, in the sign of Leo. The river's waters brought life to the parched land. The crops and vines began to grow and thrive throughout the sign of Virgo. So it was said that the sun of god, the light of the world (Lucifer), was born of a Virgin.
The term or title Lucifer originally referred to the solar Christ who was, from an Egyptian perspective, born when the sun entered into the sign of Virgo. This action began the Egyptian New Year. The Egyptian New Year opened in the summer not winter.
Christian anti-masons cannot understand why masons employ what appears to be Christian symbolism. They have to discover that the "Christ" referenced in masonic works is not their Jesus, but the previous "monotheist" - namely, Akhenaton of Egypt. This is the reason why the cross is used alongside the rose and/or crown, etc.
All the while Paul knew exactly who the real "Christs" were - his own Roman backers - the Flavians, Pisos, and other Atonist families of Rome and the Orient. It was for them that a new religion had to be fashioned and imposed upon the world. It was from their capital city that it would eventually be established and to a Western audience that it would matter most in the end. If it pacified Jewish revolt that was good. But this is not the reason for which Christianity was created, as so many authors and historians conjecture.
Paul's Christ recommended giving unto Caesar his due and not fighting against him. Christ's message compelled one to turn the other cheek and to forgive enemies. Paul's "Christ" did not advocate, as did the Torah, the living of a spotless moral life. It stressed being forgiven for all sins and moral infractions by Christ. It stressed belief and acceptance by faith. It let one off the hook and this doctrine was most attractive to the kings, emperors, and nobles of the West. The Christian doctrine was infinitely more acceptable than the hardcore Jewish brand. Paul drew heavily on paganism in order to make his Christ figure familiar to a pagan audience. For this offense he was naturally spurned by the orthodox Jews who were still committed to the old calcified and convoluted paradigm.
The 22 documents in the latter part of the New Testament contain roughly 80,000 words. They are the product of about a dozen different writers, Paul being the most prominent. In them, one encounters over 500 references to the object of all these writers' faith: "Jesus" or "Christ" or a combination of these names, or "the Son" plus a few to "the Lord" meaning Christ...As astonishing as such a silence may seem, an equation such as "Jesus of Nazareth was the Son of God and Messiah" is missing from all the early Christian correspondence. The Jesus of the epistles is not spoken of as a man who had recently lived...Thus, we are left with an entire corpus of early Christian correspondence which gives us no indication that the divine Christ these writers look to for salvation is to be identified with the man Jesus of Nazareth whom the Gospels place in the early first century.
The Jews have allowed their denial of the Christ to stand but have concealed their reasoning from Christians. They also know that Jesus was not a name per se but a title, one used by many leaders of the Egyptian solar church. Allowing readers to believe that it was a personal name compounded the obscuration of the truth. It is even likely that Paul, the employee of the elusive descendants of the Egyptian Levites operating out of Rome, also knew about the story of Joshua. He may have based his Jesus upon Joshua, Moses, Aaron, and other earlier leaders of the Levites. To the hardliner Essene, Joshua was the solar Messiah about to make a physical return. He was to save his devotees not only from the Romans but also from the colluding elitist Sadducees of the evil “Jerusalem Church.” The fact that these Essenes would have had no time for the New Testament Jesus did not prevent Paul from adapting Essenic lore.
Many Deities have been crucified. Christ was preceded by Christna, Prometheus, Esculapius, Wittoba, and Buddha. They were all crucified Redeemers long before Jesus of Nazareth was born. They were all sons of virgins.
Not until the eighth century is Christ represented on the Cross to the public eye; but even then it is a Christ free, with eyes open, with arms unbound; living, not dead; majestic, not abject; with no mortal agony on His divine eternal features.
Those initiated into the sacred mysteries knew the Gospel stories were false, but considered it necessary to keep up the imposition for the purposes of propagandism. But while this transition of faith was going on, some of the more conscientious teachers began to tell the people that the Jesus Christ they were worshipping was not a historical personage. This was regarded by the conservative priests as a dangerous disclosure, and so John denounces the innovators as liars and Anti-Christs, knowing that he himself and his fellow priests were the pious liars and that the Anti-Christs were telling the truth…Error prevailed, and the mythical Christ became the historical Jesus.
...every trait and feature which go to make up the Christ as Divinity, and every event or circumstance taken to establish the human personality were pre-extant, and pre-applied to the Egyptian and Gnostic Christ, who never could become flesh.
...no evidence exists to support the view that the four Christian gospels give an historical account of the life, suffering and death of a physical Jesus. According to the Gospels, nobody saw Jesus, they only saw Christ, which means his spiritual not physical element.
Whatever the truth, and whatever the motives of the Church's executive, the physical Jesus can have existed but once and meeting him would have been a historical event, pure and simple. A spiritual Christ, on the other hand, as revered by St. Paul and the New Testament's authors can be encountered and experienced at any time by any person (believer and non-believer) at any location of the world. If we are led to confuse the two we are condemned to position our physical Jesus (or at least his attributes) wherever and whenever the spiritual Christ is said to have appeared. The truth falls by the wayside while the spiritual gets confused with the physical and the theological with the historical.
Moreover, a great deal of trouble has been caused within theological circles, as well as in the secular domain, simply due to confusion over the difference between the physical Jesus (a supposed historical personality) and the preternatural Christ figure. In most minds the two are fused as one and this presumptuous blending, together with the plethora of other factual inconsistencies between the two entities, has lead the Christian and non-Christian masses to see one where the other should be, and to think of one in terms of the other. The attributes of the spiritual Christ have been transferred and transposed to the physical personality while the attributes of the supposed physical Jesus have been carried over to the phantasmagoria of the Christ. We have been conditioned to treat these two very different entities as one and the same. Nevertheless, they are not the same. In short, the story of the man Jesus is quite a different story than that of the Christ. This fact cannot be overstressed.
Justus of Tiberias, a native of Galilee, wrote a history covering the period in which Jesus is said to have lived, but does not in any instance call the name of the Christ.
It is important to realize that the many references in the epistles to the "death" or "rising" of Christ are not, in themselves, references to physical events on earth or in history. They...are part of the myth of the Son; they relate to the activities of this divinity in the supernatural realm. For all its jarring incongruity with our modern outlook, not to mention centuries of tradition about a Gospel Jesus, this is a view that would have been perfectly at home in the philosophical and mythical thinking of the time. It was, in fact, a view shared by a whole range of pagan salvation cults.
The "Christ" is a rendition of the sun king, a sacred archetypal principle revered by the priests of the Solar Cult in Egypt. The stereotypical “Christ” was a figure who personified the physical sun, and his "biography" was simply a re-scripting in anthropomorphic terms of the annual behavior of the physical sun as it passes through the twelve signs of the zodiac. On its journey, the sun encounters other luminaries and stars and must pass through constellations and houses. This personification of heavenly bodies began in Ireland with the Druids. It was a subject taught throughout the world by masters in the many Druidic colleges that were destroyed by the Romans and founders of Christianity. To the Druids there was nothing secretive about the sun king and his message of light and love. The son of god - the metaphorical "Light of the World" - is the sun of god, the actual light of the world. This is not as heretical as it may first sound for when we do our homework and open our eyes we will discover that the elites within Judeo-Christianity know this fact all too well. Their predecessors are the ones who decided, as many other pagan peoples had already done, to personify the sun as a man born at the winter solstice.
The important matter, however, is not that she [Mary Magdalene] was a physical wife to the man Jesus but that she was a symbolic representation of the Christed man’s feminine aspect. The biblical Mary is an analog to Danu, Brigit, Isis, Nuith, and Ma'at, to Demeter, Hera, Persephone, and Eve. Like the moon in the heavens and the night sky around the Earth, the feminine Anima both mirrors and embraces the masculine Animus.
In the Egyptian language the word “Christ” denoted one who was "anointed." In ancient times there was a process or ritual known as Horasis. During this rite the male's entire body was regarded as a phallus and anointed accordingly. This practice originated from the Druids who would anoint the trunk of a specially prepared oak tree with oil. We note a similar practice among the Egyptians, whose ithyphallic obelisk symbolized the ancient earth god Geb. And we find the practice among the Hindus, whose erect "lingam" stone symbolized the ancient god Shiva, or Pashupati.
The term Krist (or Karast) was a title commonly bestowed by the Essenes to denote one of their excellent or special initiates who had passed through extraordinary trials and who held high status and rank. It was not a personal name. The Essenes are known to have referred to themselves as "the Elect" or as "Sons of Light." Masters of high caliber were known as the "Star." This is clearly an astrological title. Paintings have been discovered of priests with star-shaped diadems upon their foreheads. The very word minister contains the syllables for moon (min) and star (ster). We can perhaps understand now why the Vatican did not want the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other presumably Essenic scriptures, to be found, translated, published, and commonly read. The Vatican did not want any record or mention of lineages of "Christed" men. They wished the world to believe their Jesus to be unique in every way. The literature and traditions that contradicted this policy were to be sequestered or destroyed. Cults or sects that preached the contrary were to be condemned and persecuted as heretics. Interestingly, this word simply meant "those who choose."
...the Egyptian Karast (Krst) is the original Christ, and that the Egyptian mysteries were continued by the Gnostics and Christianized in Rome.
Krist is the glorious intelligence which the Persians call Mithras... his residence is the sun.
According to Bishop Epiphanius, the Krist is the spiritual self within each person.
The early Fathers of the church sometimes used the tree to symbolize Christ. They believed that ultimately Christianity would grow up like a mighty oak and overshadow all other faiths of mankind. Because it annually discards its foliage, the tree was also looked upon as an appropriate emblem of resurrection and reincarnation, for though apparently dying each fall it blossomed forth again with renewed verdure each ensuing spring.
One of the monograms for Christ is the Greek Chi Ro. The word "carpenter" comes from the Hebrew naggar that is thought to mean "learned man" but which is very close to the Hindi naga and the Gaelic Gnadir, that mean "serpent." However, this title is very near to the term cheiro, meaning "Serpent Holder."
He [Paul] realized that Christ is a principle, and not a man, that Jesus had come to "bear witness" for that principle.