Crucifixion

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Tertullian, a Christian Father of the second and third centuries, writing to the Pagans, says: "The origin of your gods is derived from figures moulded on a cross. All those rows of images on your standards are the appendages of crosses; those hangings on your standards and banners are the robes of crosses...Justin Martyr, in his Dialogue with Trypho, says that there exist not a people, civilized or semi-civilized, who have not offered up prayers in the name of a crucified Saviour to the Father and Creator of all things.

Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb / <cite>Aryan Sun Myths (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

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.

Hargrave Jennings / <cite>The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The Jesus story is, like most of the bible, an Astro-Theological story first composed by astrologers who noticed the passage of the sun through the heavens. This knowledge is what led the scribe John to alter the dates of Jesus' crucifixion. He contradicts Mark, Luke, and Matthew, and places the crucifixion of Jesus on the eve of the Passover and not one day after it. This mythmaker at least knew the sun's astrological birthday and wanted his character's death and resurrection to correspond to the sun's transition and renewal. Astrology is where we are to look for origins concerning the life and death and rebirth of this character Jesus and not the history of men.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

One of the most interesting interpretations of the crucifixion allegory is that which identifies the man Jesus with the personal consciousness of the individual. It is this personal consciousness that conceives of and dwells in the sense of separateness, and before the aspiring soul can be reunited with the ever-present and all-pervading Father this personality must be sacrificed that the Universal Consciousness may be liberated.

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

In his notes on the theology of Jakob Böhme, Dr. Franz Hartmann thus sums up the mystic symbolism of the crucifixion: "The cross represents terrestrial life, and the crown of thorns the sufferings of the soul within the elementary body, but also the victory of the spirit over the elements of darkness. The body is naked, to indicate that the candidate for immortality must divest himself of all desires for terrestrial things. The figure is nailed to the cross, which symbolizes the death and surrender of the self-will, and that it should not attempt to accomplish anything by its own power, but merely serve as an instrument wherein the Divine will is executed. Above the head are inscribed the letters: I. N. R. J. whose most important meaning is: In Nobis Regnat Jesus (Within ourselves reigns Jesus). But this signification of this inscription can be practically known only to those who have actually died relatively to the world of desires, and risen above the temptation for personal existence; or, to express it in other words, those who have become alive in Christ, and in whom thus the kingdom of Jesus (the holy love-will issuing from the heart of God) has been established."

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

In his Ancient Freemasonry, Frank C. Higgins reproduces the Masonic apron of a colossal stone figure at Quirigua, Guatemala. The central ornament of the apron is the three Passion nails, arranged exactly like the British broad arrow. That three nails should be used to crucify the Christ, three murderers to kill CHiram Abiff, and three wounds to slay Prince Coh, the Mexican Indian Osiris, is significant.

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

Concerning the crucifixion of the Persian Mithras, J. P. Lundy has written: "Dupuis tells us that Mithra was put to death by crucifixion, and rose again on the 25th of March. In the Persian Mysteries the body of a young man, apparently dead, was exhibited, which was feigned to be restored to life. By his sufferings he was believed to have worked their salvation, and on this account he was called their Savior. His priests watched his tomb to the midnight of the vigil of the 25th of March, with loud cries, and in darkness; when all at once the light burst forth from all parts, the priest cried, Rejoice, O sacred initiated, your God is risen. His death, his pains, and sufferings, have worked your salvation." (See Monumental Christianity.)

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

The list of the deathless mortals who suffered for man that he might receive the boon of eternal life is an imposing one. Among those connected historically or allegorically with a crucifixion are Prometheus, Adonis, Apollo, Arys, Bacchus, Buddha, Christna, Horus, Indra, Ixion, Mithras, Osiris, Pythagoras, Quetzalcoatl, Semiramis, and Jupiter. According to the fragmentary accounts extant, all these heroes gave their lives to the service of humanity and, with one or two exceptions, died as martyrs for the cause of human progress. In many mysterious ways the manner of their death has been designedly concealed, but it is possible that most of them were crucified upon a cross or tree. The first friend of man, the immortal Prometheus, was crucified on the pinnacle of Mount Caucasus, and a vulture was placed over his liver to torment him throughout eternity by clawing and rending his flesh with its talons. Prometheus disobeyed the edict of Zeus by bringing fire and immortality to man, so for man he suffered until the coming of Hercules released him from his ages of torment.

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

Saviors unnumbered have died for the sins of man and by the hands of man, and through their deaths have interceded in heaven for the souls of their executioners. The martyrdom of the God-Man and the redemption of the world through His blood has been an essential tenet of many great religions. Nearly all these stories can be traced to sun worship, for the glorious orb of day is the Savior who dies annually for every creature within his universe, but year after year rises again victorious from the tomb of winter. Without doubt the doctrine of the crucifixion is based upon the secret traditions of the Ancient Wisdom; it is a constant reminder that the divine nature of man is perpetually crucified upon the animal organism. Certain of the pagan Mysteries included in the ceremony of initiation the crucifixion of the candidate upon a cross, or the laying of his body upon a cruciform altar. It has been claimed that Apollonius of Tyana (the Antichrist) was initiated into the Arcanum of Egypt in the Great Pyramid, where he hung upon a cross until unconscious and was then laid in the tomb (the coffer) for three days. While his body was unconscious, his soul was thought to pass into the realms of the immortals (the place of death) After it had vanquished death (by recognizing that life is eternal) it returned again to the body, which then rose from the coffer, after which he was hailed as a brother by the priests, who believed that he had returned from the land of the dead. This concept was, in substance, the teaching of the Mysteries.

Manly P. Hall / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

During their rites, the Druids would find a tree in the shape of a cross, or would lop off the branches of a specifically chosen oak to make a cruciform. Upon this tree the name Hesus was usually inscribed. The party of Druids present at the ceremony of Iesa would face Eastward toward the rising of the sun and sing hymns and chant to the new-born son of the sun. The very word east comes from his name. It was only after later mythmongers assimilated the custom and made a travesty of it that a physical man would appear hanging in pain from a tree, or was said to have been in the presence of god at a burning bush.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

When Jesus Christ was crucified, a huge power to spiritualize the earth was unleashed. When, simultaneously, the great black magician of the South Americas was crucified, a vortex opened up that would draw into itself the great currents of world history, the extremes of both good and evil.

Mark Booth / <cite>The Secret History of the World</cite>

Why is the crucifixion present in more than a dozen ancient religions? Why was Prometheus crucified on Mt. Caucasus with a vulture gnawing at his liver? And Christ on Mt. Calvary with the spear of Longinus thrust into his right side? Prometheus brought the fire of God, wisdom, to men. Christ brought "light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world." The mystery is explained when we understand the words attributed to St. Paul: "Christ in you, the hope of glory."

Manly P Hall / <cite>How to Understand Your Bible</cite>

According to the Gospel account, Jesus was crucified directly over the burial place of Adam. This is mystically set forth on certain crucifixes by the addition of a small skull and crossbones near the foot of the cross. After Noah had removed the body of Adam from the ark, he buried on Golgotha. Accounts like this contribute to the realization that we are dealing with spiritual allegories rather than historical facts.

Manly P Hall / <cite>How to Understand Your Bible</cite>

A rare manuscript of the apostle Barnabas was for some time in the possession of Cranmer; in this it is definitely stated that Christ was not crucified. He was carried into the third heaven by the four angels, Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel. Judas died in his place.

Manly P Hall / <cite>How to Understand Your Bible</cite>

Christ's words upon the cross are enigmatical. "Eli, Eli why hast though forsaken me?" They seem to indicate the expectation of some one who was to help him down. He was, indeed, taken down by Joesph of Arimathea, a rich man, who only claims him after he was crucified, as if that were his only cue.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>Thirty Thousand Gods Before Jehovah</cite>

The ingredients of Christianity were already prepared by the secret mysteries of the Illi gods, though they contended among themselves very often. Such similarities and many others are mentioned in such researches as The Golden Bough. They bring one to the brink of wondering if, after all, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ were not a "super collosal" miracle play, based on such secret rites as were given at Eleusis and Samothrace, played on a grand and real scale in a large city for the benefit of the secular public--or as Diodorus said, "What was done in secret, later was done openly." If so, for this drama Christ was prepared and schooled from infancy.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>Thirty Thousand Gods Before Jehovah</cite>

People were not crucified for theft which makes the story of the two thieves crucified with Jesus another invention. It is a ‘steal’ once again because the same story was told about some of the pre-Christian Jesus figures. The punishment for the ‘crimes’ Jesus was accused of in the Gospels would have been stoning to death by the Judean authorities, not the Romans.

David Icke / <cite>The Biggest Secret</cite>

The crucifixion of Jesus was an allegory, a symbolic event written to carry a hidden meaning. It did not physically happen, you are just meant to think it did.

David Icke / <cite>The Biggest Secret</cite>

In mystery school symbolism, a cross of gold = illumination; a cross of silver = purification; a cross of base metals = humiliation; a cross of wood = aspiration.

David Icke / <cite>The Biggest Secret</cite>

The list of the deathless mortals who suffered for man that he might receive the boon of eternal life is an imposing one. Among those connected historically or allegorically with a crucifixion are Prometheus, Adonis, Apollo, Arys, Bacchus, Buddha, Christna, Horus, Indra, Ixion, Mithras, Osiris, Pythagoras, Quetzalcoatl, Semiramis, and Jupiter. According to the fragmentary accounts extant, all these heroes gave their lives to the service of humanity and, with one or two exceptions, died as martyrs for the cause of human progress. In many mysterious ways the manner of their death has been designedly concealed, but it is possible that most of them were crucified upon a cross or tree.

Manly P Hall / <cite>Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

Saviors unnumbered have died for the sins of man and by the hands of man, and through their deaths have interceded in heaven for the souls of their executioners. The martyrdom of the God-Man and the redemption of the world through His blood has been an essential tenet of many great religions. Nearly all these stories can be traced to sun worship, for the glorious orb of day is the Savior who dies annually for every creature within his universe, but year after year rises again victorious from the tomb of winter. Without doubt the doctrine of the crucifixion is based upon the secret traditions of the Ancient Wisdom; it is a constant reminder that the divine nature of man is perpetually crucified upon the animal organism. Certain of the pagan Mysteries included in the ceremony of initiation the crucifixion of the candidate upon a cross, or the laying of his body upon a cruciform altar. It has been claimed that Apollonius of Tyana (the Antichrist) was initiated into the Arcanum of Egypt in the Great Pyramid, where he hung upon a cross until unconscious and was then laid in the tomb (the coffer) for three days. While his body was unconscious, his soul was thought to pass into the realms of the immortals (the place of death) After it had vanquished death (by recognizing that life is eternal) it returned again to the body, which then rose from the coffer, after which he was hailed as a brother by the priests, who believed that he had returned from the land of the dead. This concept was, in substance, the teaching of the Mysteries.

Manly P Hall / <cite>Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>

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