Did the Knights of the Temple of Solomon adopt their name because they admired this old world, Old Testament, figure more than Jesus Christ?
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.
Not only was Weishaupt (who considered himself a "true Christian") cryptically referring to Akhenaton and his times, but his words help us to understand that he was an emissary of the Vatican. He speaks of the secret tradition or agenda of Jesus. And he knew well what this meant. He goes on to say in his writings that this secret doctrine was part of a tradition handed down by a line of masters who "hid themselves and their doctrine under the cover of Freemasonry." This doctrine of Christ could not be understood to the common man. It was known only by those men who were correctly initiated into its mysteries and who possessed the symbolic keys to decipher its secrets.
No one...has so cleverly concealed the high meaning of His teaching, and no one finally has so surely and easily directed men on to the path of freedom as our great master Jesus of Nazareth. This secret meaning and natural consequence of His teaching He hid completely, for Jesus had a secret doctrine, as we see in more than one place of the Scriptures
This is our great and unforgettable Master, Jesus of Nazareth, appeared at a time in world when it was sunk in depravity...The first followers of His teachings are not wise men but simple, chosen from the lowest class of the people, so as to show that His teaching should be possible and comprehensible to all classes and conditions of men
Adam Weishaupt may have repudiated nationalistic tendencies but, unlike so many later Communists, he never desisted from praising the Christian Christ. He could do this because he knew what others did not. He knew that the Jesus Christ he was lauding was not the same as that commonly worshipped. His Jesus was not only the savior of the sinner, but the King of the World.
The birthday of Jesus was deliberately changed to December, because Churchmen desperately wanted to conceal the Egyptian (or Osirian) origins of their main religious traditions.
The present date for the birth of Jesus Christ - December 25 (Christmas) - was actually that for John the Baptist, the radical preacher and rival of the Jerusalem Church. This is why January bears the name it does. Jan is Jon or John - literally the time of John. And January corresponds to the astrological sign of Aquarius, the "Water-Bearer" (the sign of Baptism).
Lucifer is, however, not the same thing as Satan. The word Satan simply meant "one who tempts" and it merely referred to any contradicting, skeptical, or accusatory agent and their argument. Within holy orders, like the Essenes and Gnostics, a "Satan" was any detractor or opposition party. There was nothing supernatural about a Satan. There is little doubt that the term and concept has its origins in the Egyptian god Set, the opposer of Horus his twin. To oppose any hegemony is, therefore, to be "Satanic." So we see that there is a big difference between Satan and Lucifer. Lucifer was originally based upon the pagan god Mars and, eventually, Satan also became identified with the red fiery planet and its astrological energy. In the bible we have Jesus turning to Peter saying "get thee behind me Satan." If we accept Jesus to be the sun then we can take this statement to be of Astro-Theological significance. Mars occasionally rises heliacally, that is, with or even before the sun. The priests of the sun would exclaim from their temples "get thee down" or "get thee below" or "get thee behind Satan," in order not to have their deity be ousted, rivaled, and outshone.
Paul's Jesus was a sanitized version of the Messiah of the hardline Zadokite Order that dates back to the Atonists of Egypt and to the time of Akhenaton.
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.
In his Evolution of Christianity, Mr. Rylands contends that the name Jesus is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Joshua. Joshua, it seems, was an ancient sun-god, who was demoted to the status of a man by the priests of Yahweh cult. However, the worship of Joshua was continued in secret by his devotees, until the fall of Jerusalem. After that event, secrecy was no longer necessary, so that the Joshua cult again came out into the open. The sacrificed Jesus, or Joshua, according to Robertson and Rylands, was not a historical personage, but a character in a mystery play
Jesus and his immediate followers were Pharisees. Jesus had no intention of founding a new religion. He regarded himself as the Messiah in the normal Jewish sense of the term, i.e. a human leader who would restore the Jewish monarchy, drive out the Roman invaders, set up an independent Jewish state, and inaugurate an era of peace, justice and prosperity (known as the “kingdom of God”) for the whole world…He had no intention of being crucified in order to save mankind from eternal damnation by his sacrifice. He never regarded himself as a divine being, and would have regarded such an idea as pagan and idolatrous, an infringement of the first of the Ten Commandments.
Those who expected a political messiah were disillusioned when Jesus refused the claim that he was such not a messiah and would have no part of the schemes to make him king. And finally, those who expected an eschatological apocalypse were told that they would see no signs from heaven and that they would hear from Jesus no guess as to when the last days would be fulfilled. In other words, Jesus rejected the titles, the categories, the theories, and the aspirations of all religious movements of his time. He did preach a kingdom, but it was a kingdom not of this world...Instead of insisting on the old law, he proclaimed a new one. Instead of extolling the uniqueness of the Jews, he preached Good News for all men.
Even if there was a sectarian Jewish teacher living in Palestine during the first part of the first century called Joshua, or Jesus, he had nothing at all to do with the crucified Christos of Paul's theology.
According to Judaic and Christian sources, the original followers of Jesus were not called "Christians." They were referred to as "Nasoreans," or "Nazarenes" (from Notzrim). This is confirmed by Clement, Origen, St. Jerome, and other historians. If Roman or other historians had then been writing true and accurate accounts of Jesus they would have been chronicling and recording this term and not that of "Christian," that is used but four times in the New Testament. The reason why this proper name was not used probably has to do with the fact that the Nazarenes were known to have existed over 150 years prior to the birth of the New Testament Jesus. This predicament was not a problem to the Essences and Gnostics who accepted that Jesus, the "Nasorean," had lived years before the bible's nativity. For Christians, however, the predicament was seriously threatening since it hearkened back to a time when their Jesus was considered a heretical self-serving corruptor of truth rather than a champion of it. For this reason the term "Nazarene" was misapplied to mean the place of Jesus' birth and the term "Christian" was adopted to distinguish his followers. Factually, the term Nasorean, that means "to be separate," was used to describe the priests and members of the Gnostic Mandeans who repudiated the teachings of Jesus in favor of those of John the Baptist. Jesus had, they believed, been a disciple of John but had corrupted his teachings. The term Nasorean had to be mistranslated since the Church knew that it originally referred to cults with connections to Egypt whose teachings contradicted the Christian Gospels and whose leaders came from a spiritual lineage going back to distant ages. Most importantly, the Mandean church and its teachings clearly evidenced the direct connections between proto-Christianity and Egyptian stellar and solar theology. And it was this relationship that threatened Paul and his masters.
The bizarrity is increased when we discover how many "career" clerics, bishops, and priests have dismissed the historicity of Jesus, the man they are meant to be administering for.
The personality of Jesus Christ, as known to modern Christians, is based on several Messianic rebel figures of the “Holy Land,” but particularly on Simon Magus, Judas the Galilean, and Yeshua Ben Panthera, none of whom had anything to do with literally being from God.
Bushby rightly draws our attention to the significance of the term Panthera. It specifically refers to the panther, and to the garb worn by priests of the sun temple of Egypt. The panther was, like the lion, a symbol of initiation into the Hermetic mysteries. And most significantly, the term appears to derive directly from the Egyptian Pan Neter Ra, a title meaning “Son of Ra” (Son of the Sun). So,if we are to believe the latest evidence, the physical Jesus was not the son of god, as Christians and Jews may or may not accept, but the descendant of Roman emperors and heir to their throne.
Author Tony Bushby, primarily working from rather spurious and convoluted Jewish sources such as the Talmud and Toldoth Jeshu or "Life of Jesus," is convinced that Paul’s hero is based on a legitimate historical rebel leader known as Judas Khrestus and on his twin Yeshua Ben Panthera.
Apollonius of Tyana...is supposed to have been born around the commencement of the Christian era and to have died in 97 C.E. His life is described within a biography written in Rome by the Greek philosopher, Philostratus, around 220 C.E...In his biography Philostratus credits Apollonius with the same kinds of powers that the Gospels depict for Jesus: healing, casting out of spirits, and foreknowledge. One of his healings was particularly suggestive, where he brought a girl back to life who had recently died, very much as with the daughter of Jairus in Matthew 9:23-25. And at one point Philostratus went so far as to allude that Apollonius would actually be alive when his followers would instead think he had risen from the dead. The parallels between the life and character of Apollonius and those of Jesus are much too numerous to ignore.
...there is a growing opinion among astute scholars that when the Jesus personage began to be written about in the third century, the reference was in fact to this other assumedly living man, who was none other than Apollonius of Tyana, with whose life the religious theorists had confused the figure that came to be called Jesus. The presuppositions in the case grow more intriguing the deeper this matter is gone into.
And so well did the churchmen succeed in obliterating such records, that, for nearly two thousand years, the world has been kept in darkness concerning the fact that Apollonius of Tyana was the recognized world teacher of the first century, and that during the first three centuries, before he was created at the Council of Nicea, as an alternative messiah to Apollonius, no such man as Jesus Christ was known to or mentioned by ANYONE.
Through the exemplary revelations of many researchers we now know Paul modeled his "Christ" on several mythical and historical personages who had already risen to prominence and notoriety in the world. A partial list of potential candidates for Paul's elusive Jesus includes:
King Hezekiah of Judah
John the Baptist
Apollonius of Tyana
Joshua the Son of Nun
Menahem the Essene
Joshua ben Panthera
Caesar Augustus (Octavian)
Esus, or Iesa
Dionysus (Zagreus, Bacchus)
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
Basing his Jesus on well known mythical icons and spiritual adepts was a clever device to ensure that his creation would be accepted throughout the world by men of culture and learning.
Apollonius of Tyana (97 AD) was known as the "Nazarene." The neo-Pythagorean sage lived and taught in Tarsus, the city where Paul was born. Supposedly a contemporary of Jesus, he was known to have traveled to the East to meet the Brahmins of India.
We are now sixty-seven years on from the death of Sigmund Freud and we feel that the time has finally come when scholars and researchers can declare, with confidence and authority, that the Jesus depicted in the New Testament did not exist as a physical presence in the world. Search as they might the biblicists have not found the appropriate evidence to support a real man, a carpenter's son, who was also savior of the world. Every major find further decimates the theory of a Jesus of Nazareth put before us in the New Testament.
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.
And so, if it be true that Jesus lived at the time of Moses and if, in post-exilic times, he ruled as a king over the Levites and Houses of Israel and Judah, then perhaps we should spend some time examining this era. After all, the "Messiah" of the Jews was considered to be of the Davidic line, a descendant of the House of Judah (Yahud). He was supposed to be the "Lion King," the savior to free his people from oppression.
Jesus was a name given...not only to the High Priest of Zechariah and to the successor of Moses, both of whom were said to have led Israel back into its ancient home, both having a decidedly Messianic character.
Rabbinical Scriptures, which exist from the first five centuries AD, make it clear that the Jews did know Jesus, but did not wish to reveal all they knew about him. His name, Yeshu, the Hebrew form of the Greek Jesus, is found at least twenty times in the Talmud.
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.
Clearly, this earlier existence of a Jesus character was known to the Palestinian Jews since there was not a writer amongst them, nor amongst the Roman historians for that matter, who mentioned a single word about the Jesus who was eventually accepted by Christians. This can explain why Jews problematically deny that the Christian Jesus was the Christ, and why they do not accept him as being of the House of David. The reason for their denial is because they know what Christians are not supposed to ever know. The Jewish elite know that Jesus lived one hundred centuries earlier.
Greek translators of the Old Testament did not...use the name Joshua, but Jesus. Thus their account of the conquest of the Promised Land appears in the Book of Jesus. Many early Church Fathers of the second and third centuries AD, too, identified Joshua as Jesus, including Justin Martyr, Irenaeus (Bishop of Leon), Tertullian, Eusebius (Bishop of Caesarea and "the father of Church history), and Origen, the most brilliant theologian of his time.
That a Jesus may have existed in those days [of Moses and Joshua] is quite probable, for there was no commoner name among the Jews; but to identify the Gospel Jesus with any one of the numerous historical characters of that name is impossible. In the Septuagint Joshua is always rendered Jesus.
With a similar mindset as Dr. Karl Abraham and Dr. Sigmund Freud, the authors Ahmed Osman and Moustafa Gadalla both insist that the biblical Moses was the Pharaoh Akhenaton and that the expulsion of Moses from Egypt during the later eighteenth dynasty was, in fact, the expulsion of the "broken king" Akhenaton. The scene at Sinai, the subsequent move to Jerusalem, and the eventual splitting of the twelve tribes, were events that occurred not to humble oppressed captives but to an arrogant and wealthy royal clan, followers of a pharaoh considered the father of monotheism. Soon after arrival at Sinai legend has it that Moses died. His place as leader of the Levites (Atonists) was taken by a mysterious man called Joshua. Osman believes this character to have been the true Jesus. If Osman is correct it means that Jesus lived over 1000 years before the official dates given by Paul and by the four spurious gospels. It also means that Jesus was an Egyptian.
What most Christians and Jews may not be aware of is that there are many candidates for the real Jesus and some lived centuries before the time asserted in the Gospels. Naturally, there is little consensus among modern investigators as to the identity of Jesus. Each declare that he was this or that person, from this or that period in history, either from the accepted periods or from times more remote. It depends upon the individual scholar. Given that such a man existed (and that is neither impossible nor improbable) we find that one of the most logical candidates for the man Jesus is none other than the famed boy-king, Tutankhamen, of the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. Regardless of the controversiality of this declaration, it stands to reason once the evidence is reviewed.
We were particularly astonished to discover that there were already abundant scholastic evidence for Jesus' not being Jewish - and for him actually being of the Egyptian religion.
The Jewish holy book, the Talmud, does not refer to Jesus as either a native Galilean or as coming from Nazareth, but it does state dogmatically that he came from Egypt.
The Talmudic rabbis do not relate Jesus to the time of Herod or Pontius Pilate. Instead they say that a priest named Pinhas killed him. Pinhas was a contemporary of Moses.
One wonders why, if Jesus lived, suffered and died during the period of the Roman rule in Palestine, why did not his name appear in the works of three distinguished contemporary authors of that time - Philo Judaeus, Justus of Tiberius and Flavius Josephus.
As we have outlined in Volume One, Christianity was created in Britain and eventually transplanted to the Middle East. The story of Jesus did not originate in Galilee or Judea as the Gospels state. The men who invented the story of Jesus had their origins in Egypt of the eighteenth dynasty. They were the Atonists.
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.
If writers such as Doherty are that eager to find evidence for a physical personality, perhaps they should examine the character of the Irish sun-king Esus. If not, they may find time profitably spent tracking their "Jewish" sagas back to the life and times of the Buddha. Failing that, they may wish to look to the lives of Lugh, Orpheus, Dionysus, Prometheus, Attis, Mithras, Serapis, Osiris, Horus, Balder, Odin, Rama, Krishna, Quetzalcoatl, or any one of the sixteen or more crucified saviors of old:
Adad (of Assyria)
Zeus (of Greece)
Alcides (of Thebes)
Attis of (Phrygia)
Baal of (Phoenicia)
Bali of (Afghanistan)
Beddru (of Japan)
Buddha (of India)
Crite of (Chaldea)
Deva Tat (of Siam)
Hesus (of the Druids)
Indra of (Tibet/India)
Jao of (Nepal)
Krishna (of India)
Mikado (of the Sintoos)
Mithra (of Persia)
Odin (of the Scandinavians)
Prometheus (of Greece)
Quetzalcoatl (of Mexico)
Salivahana (of Bermuda)
Tammuz (of Babylon and Chaldea)
Thor (of the Gauls)
Universal Monarch of the Sibyls
Wittoba (of the Bilingonese)
Xamolxis (of Thrace)
Zarathustra/Zoroaster (of Persia)
Zoar (of the Bonzes)
The traditional history of Christianity is hopelessly inadequate to the facts...The gospel story of Jesus is not the biography of an historical Messiah. It is a Jewish reworking of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting Godman Osiris-Dionysus, which had been popular for centuries throughout the ancient Mediterranean.
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.
Jesus, the sun king, was a concept known long before the rise of orthodox Christianity. The early religious groups that were aware fo this were eventually annihilated by emissaries of the Vatican.
Outside of the bible, the name of Jesus appears in brief, fragmentary comments and passages from the works of several Roman authors, historians, and chroniclers. The list is as follows:
Suetonius - Lives of the Caesars (120 AD)
Suetonius - Life of Nero (120 AD)
Tacitus - Annals (112 AD)
Pliny the Younger (93 AD)
Lucian of Samosata (165 AD)
Flavius Josephus - Antiquities of the Jews (Bk XX. 94 AD)
Justin Martyr - Dialogue with the Jew Trypho (cf. Eusebius, Church History IV, 187)
Rabbi Abbahu of Caesarea - (270 CE)
There is not a sentence concerning Jesus in the entire New Testament composed by anyone who ever met the unwilling King of the Jews.
If the silence on Jesus in the earlier works of both Tacitus and Josephus casts doubt on the authenticity of their later references, then we have truly lost every clear non-Christian reference to Jesus as a human being before the latter half of the second century.
For me, Jesus Christ, that is to say the Man-God of the Christians, copy of the Avatars of all countries, of the Hindu Chrishna as of the Egyptian Horus, was never a historical personage.
The historical view of Jesus’ life is stubbornly maintained in spite of the evidence adduced by comparative Religion and Mythology, which points with steady directness to the fact that the events of the Gospel narrative are matched with surprising fidelity by the antecedent careers of such world saviors as Dionysus, Osiris, Sabazius, Tammuz, Adonis, Atys, Orpheus, Mithras, Zoroaster, Krishna, Bala-Rama, Vyasa, Buddha, Hercules, Sargon, Serapis, Horus, Marduk, Izdubar, Witoba, Apollonius of Tyana, Yehoshua ben Pandira, and even Plato and Pythagoras.
The story of Jesus of Nazareth is so identical with that of Christna in name, origin, office, history, incidents, and death, as to make it manifest that the latter was copied from the earlier almost entire.
At the time of the life or recorded appearance of Jesus of Nazareth, and for some centuries before, the Mediterranean and neighboring world had been the scene of a vast number of pagan creeds and rituals. There were Temples without end dedicated to gods like Apollo or Dionysus among the Greeks, Hercules among the Romans, Mithra among the Persians, Adonis and Attis in Syria and Phrygia, Osiris and Isis and Horus in Egypt, Baal and Astarte among the Babylonians and Carthaginians, and so forth...And an extraordinarily interesting fact, for us, is that notwithstanding great geographical distances and racial differences between the adherents of these various cults, as well as differences in the details of their services, the general outlines of their creeds and ceremonials were - if not identical - so markedly similar as we find them...I may say roughly that of all or nearly all the deities above-mentioned it was said and believed that:
They were born on or very near our Christmas Day
They were born of a Virgin-Mother
And in a Cave or Underground Chamber
They led a life of toil for Mankind
And were called by the names of Light-bringer, Healer, Mediator, Savior, Deliverer
They were however vanquished by the Powers of Darkness
And descended into Hell or the Underworld
They rose again from the dead, and became the pioneers of mankind to the Heavenly world
They founded Communions of Saints, and Churches into which disciples were received by Baptism
And they were commemorated by Eucharistic meals
Nevertheless, when researcher Ahmed Osman declares he has proven the Old Testament character known as "King David" to be none other than the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Tuthmosis III; and a succeeding pharaoh, Amenhotep III, to be the “Jewish” King Solomon, one would think the revelations should not only raise the proverbial eye-brow but should cause worldwide discussion. When author Laurence Gardner states that the prophet Enoch was a character based on the Sumerian Enki; and when Tony Bushby declares Roman Emperor Tiberius to be the true father of Jesus, we should take notice. And when revisionist author Moustafa Gadalla labors to prove that Jesus Christ was a character based on Pharaoh Tutankhamen, the world should surely grind to a halt to listen.
He [Jesus] was the character scripted by adroit myth makers who knew that the world would accept their literary hero. Man's imagination would be their ally and the promises spoken of by their savior would be perfect incentives. If the world was made a hellish place, and if ordinary men and women were stripped of dignity and rights, the promise of eternal life by way of a glorious, forgiving, miracle-working savior would surely prove attractive. Entire civilizations bowed before Earthly kings and pharaohs and they would likewise bow to a god made flesh who held keys to the kingdom of heaven. Once the idea of such a being and his life were installed in the human mind the fertile imagination would take over and do its work. As time passed, people would not bother to question whether their ideas were based upon facts. And this is what the priests have counted on. A civilization that has not learned to distinguish between an idea of reality and reality itself can be slowly manipulated into believing anything.
It has always been an unfailing source of astonishment to the historical investigator of Christian beginnings, that there is not one single word from the pen of any Pagan writer of the first century of our era, which can in any fashion be referred to the marvelous story recounted by the Gospel writers. The very existence of Jesus seems unknown.
It is not possible to find in any writings compiled between the beginning of the First Century and the middle of the Second Century, any reference to Jesus Christ or the Gospels.
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.
…if the Jesus of the Gospels lived, suffered and died during the period of Roman rule over Palestine, it is curious that his name does not appear in the writings of three distinguished contemporary authors - Philo Judaeus, Justus of Tiberius and Flavius Josephus.
Every event in the life of Jesus, from his virgin birth to his final crucifixion and resurrection, had been copied from the stories of the pagan gods. Every dogma and ritual in the Christian Church had its pagan counterpart. These facts were known to the entire pagan world and as the Church continued to borrow from the pagans in an ever-increasing measure, it became more and more difficult for her to maintain her claim of uniqueness. So long as pagan schools existed, the Church could not without contradiction represent herself as the sole repository of knowledge. So long as pagan books existed, the Bible would not be accepted as the only revelation of God. So long as pagan philosophers lived and taught, the dogmatic assertions of the Church Fathers would be questioned. There was but one course for the Church - to destroy all the evidences of her plagiarisms by wiping out the pagan schools, the pagan records, even the pagan philosophers themselves.
If this Jesus was really the son of god - the Christ - how come he made such a insignificant impact on the prominent intellectuals and historians of his time? Why do the major historians and intellectuals of his time not mention Jesus or any of the events that occurred because of him, in their works? Why do recently discovered scriptures (the Gnostic Gospels and Dead Sea Scrolls, etc), as well as various Apocryphal works, not corroborate the bible's key accounts? Why were such texts considered uncanonical?
Our statement becomes even more pertinent when it is realized just how little attention was originally given to the existence of Jesus by historians and philosophers who lived during the period in which he is believed to have lived and preached.
Matthew lists twenty-eight generations from David to Jesus, while Luke tabulates forty-three. According to John Jesus visited Jerusalem at least four times, but the Synoptics (Mark, Luke and Matthew) assure us that he journeyed to that city only once. As to the length of Jesus’ ministry the Synoptics say one year, but John says at least 3 years. From the Synoptical account, we gather that the savior carried out his work chiefly in Galilee. But John informs us that Judea was the principle theatre of the ministry of Christ.
Book after book is composed by perplexed scholars who are forced to accept, by the dearth of references on Jesus from early Christian sects and by the contradictions between the official accounts, that the story of Jesus just could not be based on actual events. It is anything but a biography, lacking the essential minutiae and nuance that are customary when descriptions are made of a living person's life. It is certainly not a valid recollection of his colleagues since their accounts are contradictory over essentials that should merit neither doubt nor discrepancy.
We can surmise,however, that those same forces insisting the Jesus story be accepted as it was written in the gospels would sooner admit to it being a concoction than they would admit it to be Egyptian or Irish in origin.
Gnostics did not attribute much meaning to a physical Jesus even though they did believe in one. For the majority of the Gnostics it was Jesus' divine presence that was important. And this is most significant since this was also the mindset of the Solar Cult members of ancient Egypt. The interest of the Gnostics was on the archetypal rather than stereotypical level. Jesus was a symbol of what all men can and must become. Their Jesus was a spiritual model and not a physical being whose earthly lifestyle mattered.
...while it is certain that his disciples have claimed that he appeared to them at this time, not a shred of evidence exists to support the orthodox view that this was the historical Jesus, while, disturbing as the thought may be, substantial evidence - from the Bible itself and the teachings of the early Church Fathers as well as Egyptian history - points to his having lived, suffered and died many centuries earlier.
Only two of the four gospel authors, Matthew and Luke, refer to the birth of Jesus, but their accounts do not agree. Matthew places his birth firmly in the time of Herod…this means that he was born before 4 BC, the date of Herod’s death…Luke goes on to tell the familiar Christmas story of the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem stable because there was no room at the inn - and contradicts both Matthew and his own earlier account by placing these events a decade after the death of Herod the Great.
The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah, who preached the ethic of the Kingdom of God, who founded the Kingdom of Heaven upon earth, and died to give His work its final consecration, never had any existence. He is a figure designed by rationalism, endowed with life by liberalism, and clothed by modern theology in an historical garb.
As Karl Luckert points out, modern commentators, while acknowledging that this concept of Jesus’s continued spiritual presence is not Jewish, do not provide any ideas as to its true context and background. So where did this idea come from? Luckert’s erudite analysis shows conclusively that the twin concepts of Jesus’ unique Resurrection and his continued presence can be traced without a shadow of doubt to Egyptian theology.
The main controversy, regarding the [Dead Sea] Scrolls, centered on the fact that they did not present a loving and merciful Son of God consistent with the image found in the Gospels and presented by Paul. Furthermore, the "Teacher of Righteousness," mentioned in the Scrolls, and often taken for Jesus, might have lived centuries before the time stated in the officially compiled scriptures. And so, because the content of the Scrolls was largely inconsistent with Christian accounts, the Vatican elites prevented their publication for over forty years. Another reason for the reticence could have been due to the fact that the breakaway sect of Qumran had clearly desired the overthrow and destruction of Rome. They considered Roman rule to be evil and, although they did not speak for the majority of Jews, they condemned any Jew who supported or profited from Rome's presence in their land. Ultimately the Vatican could not benefit from the information contained in the Scrolls. There was too much dissimilarity between their Jesus Christ and Qumran's Teacher of Righteousness, and too much criticism of Rome.
...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.
The search for proofs concerning the historical existence of an all too physical Jesus has been the monomania of several modern scholars, of both the orthodox and revisionist persuasion. British-Israelites, such as Fredrick Haberman and E. Raymond Capt, have assured the world that Jesus and his coterie arrived in England with the Roman trader Joseph of Arimathea in the years following the supposed crucifixion. Those who have deciphered Templar and Gnostic documents believe that Jesus survived his crucifixion and that he and his wife Mary Magdalene traveled to England by way of France. Author Tony Bushby trails his "Yeshua ben Panthera" to Wales by way of Rome, while author Ralph Ellis believes him to have been Jesus Gamala, a descendant of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. We are quite bemused with the efforts of writers such as these to prove the existence of the world's most elusive man. Perhaps, such authors have an agenda that transcends mere maverick investigation or academic inquiry. After all, the Machiavellian intelligentsia behind Judeo-Christianity have always been most aggravated by the exposure of their fraudulence and connivance and by the dearth of biographical information confirming the existence of their iconic savior. Since the most erudite scholars in the world, down through the ages, have demolished all possible arguments for the physical existence of Jesus, as the bible has portrayed him, it would be most gratifying if apparently "independent" and "objective" researchers from the secular world were to come up trumps.
...the Jesus of history is a living figure, who lived, who moved through life, who died...the Jesus of theology is god...and there isn't really a lot of connection between these two figures. And if we try to connect these two figures we either create bad history, or bad theology.
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.
...the Jesus of the Fourth Gospel and the Jesus of the synoptics - Matt, Mark, and Luke - are very different Jesuses.
Marcion was the most active and influential Christian teacher in the first half of the second century AD...We do not find in Marcion's gospel any reference to Jesus having lived, suffered and died at the time of Pontius Pilate.
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.
But there was a diversity of opinion amongst the Christian Fathers as to whether Jesus the Christ was born in the winter solstice or in the vernal equinox. It was held by some that the 25 of March was the natal day. Others maintained that this was the day of the incarnation. According to Clement of Alexandria the birth of Jesus took place upon the 25 of March. But in Rome the festival of Lady Day was celebrated on the 25 of March in commemoration of the miraculous conception in the womb of the virgin, which virgin gives birth to the child at Christmas, nine months afterward. According to the gospel of James (Ch. 18) it was in the equinox, and consequently not at Christmas, that the virgin birth took place...when it was officially set by decree of Pope Julius in the year 345 A.D., it was placed on December 25 expressly to match the astronomical date of the birth of Mithra and Dionysus in the Mystery cults! It was the pagans who set the date for Christmas!
The Church abandoned the idea of the birthday of Jesus coinciding with the day of the heliacal rising of Sirius in 7 BC for a symbolic rebirth of the sun in winter. The July birthday would have shown all too clearly the connection between Christianity and the original Osiris religion of Egypt. For this was the start of the Sothic year and for millennia the basis of the Egyptian Calendar.
There is no doubt that we have before us in the Vedic Agni Cult the original source of all the stories of the birth of the Fire-Gods and Sun-Gods. These gods usually enter life in darkness and confinement. Thus the Cretan Zeus was born in a cavern, Mithras, Dionysus and Hermes in a gloomy grotto, Horus in the “stable” of the holy cow - Jesus too was born at dead of night in a lowly “stable” at Bethlehem.
Whether Jesus lived or not, we may conclude with certainty that Christianity is of pagan origin. December the 25th is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ. This date is an approximation of the Winter Solstice, and the birthday of several pagan sun-gods. Its pagan derivation is beyond all dispute.
Mithra, a Persian sun-god, was virgin born, in a cave, on December 25th. His earliest worshippers were shepherds, and he was accompanied by 12 companions. The Mithraists kept the Sabbath holy day and celebrated the Eucharist by eating wafers embellished with a cross - John G. Jackson
Just outside Rome there was an underground temple of the Persian God Mithra...Well, at midnight, the first minute of December the 25th, you would have seen that temple all lit up with candles, and priests in white garments at the altar, and boys burning incense, exactly as you will see in a Roman Catholic church at midnight on December 24th in our time. And the worshippers of Mithra would have told you that Mithra was a good God who had come from heaven to be born as a man and redeem men from their sins; and he was born in a dark cave or stable on December 25th.
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.
In our estimation the term "Jesus" was, in fact, not a name but a title. It was a title given to the highest initiate of the Solar Cult in Egypt, although its actual origins lie in Ireland. A "Jesus Christ" was a high ranking priest of the temples of the sun. He was a priest of Aton, the sun god worshipped at cities of Heliopolis, Avaris, Tanis, Amarna, and Alexandria. The title was transferable and did not specify a single unique god-inspired savior. It was similar to the titles "pharaoh," "sera," "king" and "pope," adopted by any number of incarnate individuals.
Jesus is a deified personification of the glorified type of the great Hierophants of the Temples, and his story, as told in the New Testament, is an allegory, assuredly containing profound esoteric truths, but still an allegory...Every act of the Jesus of the New Testament, every word attributed to him, every event related of him during the three years of the mission he is said to have accomplished, rests on the programme of the Cycle of Initiation, a cycle founded on the Precession of the Equinoxes and the Signs of the Zodiac.
After a long and bitter debate, a vote was finally taken and it was with a majority show of hands that Judas Khrestus and Rabbi Jesus both became god - 161 votes to 157. A new god was proclaimed and ‘officially’ ratified by Emperor Constantine.
It is important to note that the format of the name ‘Jesus Christ’ was not cemented down until the time of the Reformation (14th-17th Centuries), for in earlier times it had several renditions such as Yeshoua Krst and Yeshu Kristos.
The personality of Jesus Christ, as known to modern Christians, is based on several Messianic rebel figures of the “Holy Land,” but particularly on Simon Magus, Judas the Galilean, and Yeshua Ben Panthera, none of whom had anything to do with literally being from God. The Semitic sect known as the Essenes, anointed their leaders who were known henceforth as “The Star.”
There was no Jesus of Nazareth.
When Christianity preached Jesus as God, it preached the most familiar name of its own deity to Druidism; and in the ancient British tongue 'Jesus' has never assumed its Greek, Latin, or Hebrew form, but remains the pure Druidic 'Yesu'.
As Karl Luckert points out, modern commentators, while acknowledging that this concept of Jesus’ continued spiritual presence is not Jewish, do not provide any ideas as to its true context and background. So where did this idea come from? Luckert’s erudite analysis shows conclusively that the twin concepts of Jesus’ unique Resurrection and his continued presence can be traced without a shadow of doubt to Egyptian theology.
He who blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and he who blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven.
The knowledge of god, or even of the son of god, is worthless to the one who does not deeply know him or herself. The chaos and debauch in our world is the result of this lack of self-knowledge. The casualties from drugs and from false spiritual paths and teachers also stand as testimony to our assertion and thesis.
Many stand outside at the door, but it is only the solitaries who will enter into the bridal chamber
For every Christ and Muhammad there are a thousand other god-men, born of virgins, imbued with the deepest wisdom,and enamored with a divine mission. India is filled with such men and women today. So let it be known that there is nothing truly unique about the life of Jesus Christ. The only thing unique about Christ is the lengths to which the Cult, that has adopted his name, has gone to suppress the truth and to foist their unsustainable sectarian beliefs upon the world.
Although we may resist accepting it, the youth could care less about Jesus and God. The young ones who appear to care are often forced to do so as a consequence of the inevitable indoctrination process of punitive parents and guardians.
No, the average believer wants Jesus to do something for him. He wants Jesus to act on his behalf and to provide various physical, emotional,and spiritual comforts and securities. Yes, what a great pleasure a mentally and emotionally destitute (“meek”) man finds knowing that for the nominal fee of blind obedience his jealous god will fulfill his needs and also dispense hell and damnation to his enemies. Who could pass up such a platinum deal? The day that Jesus and god fail to cut it, the guru gimmick-merchant on the block will do just as well.
Jesus disclosed to His disciples that the lower world is under the control of a great spiritual being which had fashioned it according to the will of the Eternal Father. The mind of this great angel was both the mind of the world and also the worldly mind. So that men should not die of worldliness the Eternal Father sent unto creation the eldest and most exalted of His powers--the Divine Mind. This Divine Mind offered Itself as a living sacrifice and was broken up and eaten by the world. Having given Its spirit and Its body at a secret and sacred supper to the twelve manners of rational creatures, this Divine Mind became a part of every living thing. Man was thereby enabled to use this power as a bridge across which he might pass and attain immortality. He who lifted up his soul to this Divine Mind and served It was righteous and, having attained righteousness, liberated this Divine Mind, which thereupon returned again in glory to Its own divine source. And because He had brought to them this knowledge, the disciples said one to another: "Lo, He is Himself this Mind personified!"
Jesus was reared and educated by the Essenes and later initiated into the most profound of their Mysteries. Like all great initiates, He must travel in an easterly direction, and the silent years of His life no doubt were spent in familiarizing Himself with that secret teaching later to be communicated by Him to the world. Having consummated the ascetic practices of His order, He attained to the Christening. Having thus reunited Himself with His own spiritual source, He then went forth in the name of the One who has been crucified since before the worlds were and, gathering about Him disciples and apostles, He instructed them in that secret teaching which had been lost--in part, at least--from the doctrines of Israel. His fate is unknown, but in all probability He suffered that persecution which is the lot of those who seek to reconstruct the ethical, philosophical, or religious systems of their day.
Thus of an immaculate conception Jesus was born. By immaculate is meant clean, rather than supernatural.
In an effort to make a single person out of Jesus and His Christos, Christian writers have patched together a doctrine which must be resolved back into its original constituents if the true meaning of Christianity is to be rediscovered.
It is by no means improbable that Jesus Himself originally propounded as allegories the cosmic activities which were later con fused with His own life. That the Χριστός, Christos, represents the solar power reverenced by every nation of antiquity cannot be controverted. If Jesus revealed the nature and purpose of this solar power under the name and personality of Christos, thereby giving to this abstract power the attributes of a god-man, He but followed a precedent set by all previous World-Teachers. This god-man, thus endowed with all the qualities of Deity, signifies the latent divinity in every man. Mortal man achieves deification only through at-one-ment with this divine Self. Union with the immortal Self constitutes immortality, and he who finds his true Self is therefore "saved." This Christos, or divine man in man, is man's real hope of salvation--the living Mediator between abstract Deity and mortal humankind. As Atys, Adonis, Bacchus, and Orpheus in all likelihood were originally illumined men who later were confused with the symbolic personages whom they created as personifications of this divine power, so Jesus has been confused with the Christos, or god-man, whose wonders He preached. Since the Christos was the god-man imprisoned in every creature, it was the first duty of the initiate to liberate, or "resurrect, " this Eternal One within himself. He who attained reunion with his Christos was consequently termed a Christian, or Christened, man.
Godfrey Higgins has discovered two references, one in the Midrashjoholeth and the other in the Abodazara (early Jewish commentaries on the Scriptures), to the effect that the surname of Joseph's family was Panther, for in both of these works it is stated that a man was healed "in the name of Jesus ben Panther." The name Panther establishes a direct connection between Jesus and Bacchus--who was nursed by panthers and is sometimes depicted riding either on one of these animals or in a chariot drawn by them. The skin of the panther was also sacred in certain of the Egyptian initiatory ceremonials.
If Jesus was God incarnate, as the solemn councils of the church discovered, why is He referred to in the New Testament as "called of God an high prim after the order of Melchizedek"? The words "after the order" make Jesus one of a line or order of which there must have been others of equal or even superior dignity. If the "Melchizedeks" were the divine or priestly rulers of the nations of the earth before the inauguration of the system of temporal rulers, then the statements attributed to St. Paul would indicate that Jesus either was one of these "philosophic elect" or was attempting to reestablish their system of government. It will be remembered that Melchizedek also performed the same ceremony of the drinking of wine and the breaking of bread as did Jesus at the Last Supper.
In an effort to solve some of the problems arising from any attempt to chronicle accurately the life of Jesus, it has been suggested that there may have lived in Syria at that time two or more religious teachers bearing the name Jesus, Jehoshua or Joshua, and that the lives of these men may have been confused in the Gospel stories.
In his Apology, Justin [Martyr] addresses the pagans thus:
"And when we say also that the Word, who is the first-birth of God, was produced without sexual union, and that He, Jesus Christ, Our Teacher, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into heaven, we propound nothing different from what you believe regarding those whom you esteem sons of Jupiter. * * * And if we assert that the Word of God was born of God in a peculiar manner, different from ordinary generation, let this, as said above, be no extraordinary thing to you, who say that Mercury is the angelic word of God. But if any one objects that He was crucified, in this also He is on a par with those reputed sons of Jupiter of yours, who suffered as we have now enumerated."
From this it is evident that the first missionaries of the Christian Church were far more willing to admit the similarities between their faith and the faiths of the pagans than were their successors in later centuries.
Were the incidents in the life of Jesus purposely altered so that His actions would fit more closely into the pattern established by the numerous Savior-Gods who preceded Him? That these analogies were recognized and used as a leverage in converting the Greeks and Romans is evident from a perusal of the writings of Justin Martyr, another second-century authority.
For how could He have had His disciples, if He did not teach? And how could He have taught, unless He had reached the age of a Master?
In this work [Against Heresies] Irenæus declared upon the authority of the Apostles themselves that Jesus lived to old age.
THE true story of the life of Jesus of Nazareth has never been unfolded to the world, either in the accepted Gospels or in the Apocrypha, although a few stray hints may be found in some of the commentaries written by the ante-Nicene Fathers. The facts concerning His identity and mission are among the priceless mysteries preserved to this day in the secret vaults beneath the "Houses of the Brethren." To a few of the Knights Templars, who were initiated into the arcana of the Druses, Nazarenes, Essenes, Johannites, and other sects still inhabiting the remote and inaccessible fastnesses of the Holy Land, part of the strange story was told. The knowledge of the Templars concerning the early history of Christianity was undoubtedly one of the main reasons for their persecution and final annihilation. The discrepancies in the writings of the early Church Fathers not only are irreconcilable, but demonstrate beyond question that even during the first five centuries after Christ these learned men had for the basis of their writings little more substantial than folklore and hearsay. To the easy believer everything is possible and there are no problems. The unemotional person in search of facts, however, is confronted by a host of problems with uncertain factors [...]
It is also extremely significant that by inserting the letter ש, Shin, in the middle of the name Jehovah, the word Jehoshua, or Jesus, is formed thus: יהשוה
The emperors, bishops, cardinals, and ministers conspired, and continue to conspire, to have their followers believe that Jesus will do the work for them. The man who converts and swallows this insinuation is hardly likely to work upon himself spiritually and psychologically. [...] His ultimate psychic satisfaction comes from the belief in redemption by proxy. That he does not need to deeply work on himself is the most subconsciously desired perk behind his religious allegiance. Along with a mass of others, equally hesitant to take responsibility for their own lives, he is convinced that he is privileged and special because he has been chosen by a spiritually perfected superior being who will do all his spiritual work for him. Jesus will watch over him. Jesus will prevent him from coming to harm. Jesus will lead him from temptation and reward him for performing good deeds and acting charitably toward others; and Jesus will save him from the seething evil of a devil trying to damage him morally and drag him to perdition.
If Jesus and his closest family members made their way Westward it was, in our opinion, not merely to escape persecution. It was a return, like so many before, to the lands of the ancestors.
There is certainly reason to suppose that the family of Jesus may have been related to the Celto-British Royal family of the time.
When Christianity preached Jesus as God, it preached the most familiar name of its own deity to Druidism; and in the ancient British tongue, 'Jesus' has never assumed its Greek, Latin, or Hebrew form, but remains the pure Druidic 'Yesu'
Atonism was building its new world order. Its new god of light would arise from the Middle East and eventually have his headquarters in Rome. His name was not Essa, but Jesus. He could be Jew or Gentile, depending upon what apostle was read. He could be a man or a god. He could be for or against official religion. And he could be for or against monarchy. He could be martyred and return one day from the dead. He could be forgiving and also damning. Yes, he could be just about anything depending upon the whim and expertise of his creators. He was then, and he still remains, anything his creators want him to be. He was composed, "Frankenstein-like," from a hundred pagan heroes and deities, from a dozen Messianic figures, from a welter of Egyptian pharaohs, and from zodiacal archetypes absorbed from every enlightened culture in the known world. He would truly be a man for all seasons. His followers were forbidden to question his authenticity. To do so meant being labeled as a heretic. It meant torture and death. And so, the follower learned to accept and believe what his Bible told him about Jesus and his twelve helpers. It does not say he was based on earlier prototypes, or on the Irish archetype Iesa. It does not say the Druids of the West venerated their sun-king thousands of years before the Bible was written, or before its Atonist authors were born.
After its creation, the story of Jesus was transplanted from Britain, where it was invented, to Galilee and Judea. This was done so that Christianity would not appear to be conspicuously Druidic in nature. To conceive Christianity in Britain was one thing; to birth it there was another. The Atonists realized their warped religion was based on ancient Amenism and Druidism. They knew their Jesus (their Iesus or Yeshua) was based on the Druidic Iesa or Aesar, and that nearly every educated person in the world would know it also. Their difficulty concerned how to come up with a believable king of light sufficiently appealing to the world's many pagan nations. Their employees, such as St. Paul (Josephus Piso), were, therefore, allowed to plunder the archive of the pagans. They were instructed to draw from the canon of stellar gnosis and from the ancient solar theologies of Egypt, Chaldea, and Ireland. The archetypal elements would, like ingredients, simply be tossed about and rearranged and, most importantly, the territory of the new god-man would be re-situated to suit the plan.
Not only is Jesus often referred to as the Fisher of Men, but as John P. Lundy writes: "The word Fish is an abbreviation of this whole title, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, and Cross; or as St. Augustine expresses it, 'If you join together the initial letters of the five Greek words, Ἰησοῦς Χριστος Θεου Υιὸσ Σωτήρ, which mean Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, they will make ΙΧΘΥΣ, Fish, in which word Christ is mystically understood, because He was able to live in the abyss of this mortality as in the depth of waters, that is, without sin.'" (Monumental Christianity.) Many Christians observe Friday, which is sacred to the Virgin (Venus), upon which day they shall eat fish and not meat. The sign of the fish was one of the earliest symbols of Christianity; and when drawn upon the sand, it informed one Christian that another of the same faith was near.
Returning to the doctrine of the Savior, I have already...given so many instances of belief in such a deity among the pagans - whether he be called "Krishna" or "Mithra" or "Osiris" or "Horus" or "Apollo" or "Hercules: - that it is not necessary to dwell on the subject any further in order to persuade the reader that the doctrine was "in the air" at the time of the advent of Christianity.
Deity is from the Latin "Deus," which is traceable to "dies," a day - a period of time measured by the sun; Jesus is from "Jes"...which means "the one great fire from the sun," and Christ is derived from "Chris," a Chaldean term for the sun
The scandalous attempts of later Judeo-Christian mythmongers to transfer Iesa's qualities to a stereotype of their own limited manufacture does not detract from this fact. As we saw above, the root is the Irish duw that becomes the Latin deus and the Anglo-Saxon Jeus, or Jesus. It becomes the Grecian Zeus.
In India and Tibet there are apparently records of the visit of Jesus to these countries, who was known there as Isa or Issa. After visiting Leh the capital of Ladakh which borders Tibet in the Himalayas, Henrietta Sands Merrick records in her book In the World's Attic (1931): "In Leh is the Legend of Christ who is called 'Issa', and it is said that the monastery at Hemis holds precious documents fifteen hundred years old which tell of the days that He passed in Leh where He was joyously received and where he preached
The Talmud also contradicts the gospels in some essential points concerning Jesus. For instance, it never mentions that he was a Galilean or came from the city of Nazareth. Although it refers to him being a Nazarene (Greek Nazoraios) used to indicate a religious sect, not a geographical location
The original birthday of Jesus was positioned by the church's mythmongers in the month of July. This was to align the birth of Jesus (the sun) with the rising of the star Sirius. Eventually, however, the birthday was moved to December in order to occlude the connection between the Christian Jesus and the Egyptian gods.
There is a collection of sayings attributed to Jesus not included in the Gospels. These fragments are usually described as the Logia, or words recorded or remembered by those who heard the Master speak.
According to esoteric Christianity, Jesus Christ lived on earth in the middle of the history of the cosmos. His life represents the great turning point in history. Everything after it mirrors what happened beforehand. So we are experiencing the great events of pre-Christian times in reverse order and our future development will take us through earlier stages in reverse order.
For example, in AD 2000 our lives mirror the life of Abraham in 2000 BC, walking among the idolatrous skyscrapers of Uruk.
Jesus Christ also posed a threat to the Roman elite. The soldiers who draped him in a purple cloak and placed a crown of thorns on his head had no other king, no other god than Caesar. They mocked Jesus Christ by draping on him the purple cloak that was worn as a sign of initiation in the Adonis mysteries. The crown of thorns was a satire on the wreath bestowed when a candidate achieved initiation in the mysteries of Eleusis. The Caesars were the great occult enemy of Jesus Christ.
Although Jesus Christ instructed Lazarus in private, his rebirth, and his being called forth to a new life, was a public event. It did not happen, like all previous initiations, within the closely guarded confines of a Mystery school and neither was Jesus Christ a hierophant of one of the state-sponsored Mystery schools. As a result Jesus Christ made deadly enemies of the Sadducees, who controlled the dissemination of initatic knowledge on behalf of the ruling elite. The act of initiating Lazarus in public was a revolutionary one, signalling that the tie that bound initiates to the ruling elite was being broken. It was the beginning of the end of the Mystery schools and it prepared the way for the secret societies.
According to esoteric doctrine, the whole history of the world can be summed up as follows:
There was a Golden Age when earth and sun were united and the sun gave the earth form.
The sun then separated from the earth, causing it to materialize and become colder.
The god of the sun returned to infuse his spirit in the earth, so that the whole cosmos will eventually dematerialize and again become spiritualized.
This is the cosmic vision of the mission of Jesus Christ which inspired the early Christians, the Work which helped shape the great churches of the Middle Ages and the art of the Renaissance. It has been lost to modern, exoteric Christianity.
By descending into Hell, Jesus Christ was following in the footsteps of Osiris. He was lighting up a way through the Underworld that the dead could follow. The living and dead would have to walk together if the great cosmic mission, the Work, was to be completed.
Unpalatable though some may find it, the fact of the matter is that the teachings of Jesus Christ are steeped in the ancient and secret philosophy, and this is equally true of his sayings recorded in the Bible as it is of the newly discovered sayings.
Once an individual or small group develops a new faculty, a new mode of consciousness, it often spreads around the world with remarkable speed. Jesus Christ introduced a new kind of love, a gracious love based on the gift of empathy. An individual would be free to transcend the bonds of his or her isolated existence to share in what was taking place in another person's innermost nature.
Love BC had been tribal or familial. Now individuals were able to rise about blood ties and to choose freely who to love.
Over many hundreds of years, the conditions had been coming together which would make possible a sense of individual identity, what we today sometimes call the Ego. But without the intervention of the Sun god, the Ego would have been a small, hard, self-centred point, operating in isolation, intent only on its own immediate gratification, open to no outside interest other than the very lowest.
At a time when the material universe had become so dense that it was all but impossible for the gods to manifest themselves on the earth's surface, the Sun god descended.
His mission was to plant a seed. This spiritualizing seed would grow to provide the space that would be the new arena in which the gods could manifest themselves...
The crucial point here, usually overlooked outside the secret tradition, is this: Jesus Christ created the interior life.
[...] But the planing of the sun seed just over two thousand years ago was the decisive event in the process which has led to each of us experiencing inside of ourselves a cosmos of infinite size and variety.
In the secret tradition, on the other hand, there is no problem, because these two narratives describe the infancies of two Jesus children. These boys had a mysterious kinship. They were not twins, though they looked almost identical.
In the Gnostic text the Pistis Sophia, contemporary with the canonical books of the New Testament - and considered by some scholars to have equal claim to authenticity - there is a strange story concerning these two children.
Mary sees a boy who looks so exactly like him that she naturally takes him to be her son. But then this boy disconcerts her by asking to see her son, Jesus. Fearing that his must be some sort of demon, she ties the boy to the bed, then goes out into the fields looking for Joseph and Jesus. She finds them erecting vine poles. The three of them go back to the house. The boys gaze at each other, amazed, and embrace.
The secret tradition that traces the subtle, complex process by which human form and human consciousness was put together has a parallel in its tracing of the extremely complex process by which the incarnation of the Word was brought about. In this account it was necessary for one of the two Jesus children, who carried the spirit of Krishna, to sacrifice his individual identity in some mysterious way for the sake of the other. The spiritual economy of the cosmos required him to do this so that the boy who survived would in time be ready to receive the Christ-spirit at the Baptism. As the Pistis Sophia says, 'ye became one and the same being'.
In fact the life of Christ Jesus as it has come down to us might look like a patchwork of events in the lives of those who came before him: born to a carpenter and a Virgin, like Krishna: born on December 25, like Mithras; heralded by a star in the East, like Horus; walking on water and feeding the five thousand from a small basket, like Buddha; performing healing miracles, like Pythagoras; raising the dead, like Elisha; executed on a tree, like Adonis: ascending to heaven, like Hercules, Enoch and Elijah.
It is hard to find any act or saying ascribed to the Jesus of the Gospels that had not been foreshadowed in some way. Anyone minded to think corrosively will decide to see this as evidence that his life was a fiction. But in the secret history this is a universal movement of convergence as the whole cosmos strained to give birth to the new Sun god.
Looking at the great imaginative image of the Nativity as it has been depicted in history's greatest art, and decoding it according to the secret doctrine, we can see how the whole secret history of the world had been leading up to this point.
In Mary we should sense the presence of Isis; when the sun arose in the constellation of Pisces, the sign of Jesus, the constellation on the opposite horizon was Virgo. In Joseph, the patriarch carrying a crooked staff, we see Osiris - his staff symbolizing the Third Eye. The cave in which Jesus Christ is often represented as being born is the bony skull in which a new miracle of consciousness is about to be ignited. The baby in the manger has the luminous vegetative body of Krishna. The ox and the ass represent the two ages that have led to the new Age of Pisces - The Age of Taurus and Aries. The star that guides the Magi is the spirit of Zarathustra ('the golden star'). One of the Magi is Pythagoras reincarnated, and the Magi have been initiated by the prophet Daniel. The angel who announces the birth to the shepherds is the spirit of the Buddha.
Because the gods were no longer experienced as 'out there' in the material world, it was necessary for the Sun god, the Word, to descend to earth. [...] his mission was to plant in the human skull the seeds of an interior life that would become the new arena for spiritual experience. This planting would give rise tot he sense we all have today that we each have inside an 'inner space'.
The cosmic plan had been that human spirits should attain individuality, should be able to think freely, to exercise free will and to choose who to love. To create the conditions for this, matter became denser until each individual spirit was finally isolated inside its own skull. Human thought and will was then no longer wholly controlled by gods, angels and spirits, as it had been a thousand years earlier at the siege of Troy.
However there were dangers in this development. Not only might humanity become altogether cut off from the spirit would, there was a danger, too, that humans would become completely cut off from one another.
It was this doctrine of the humanity of Jesus that gave rise to Islamism. On one occasion Mohammed is reported to have said: "This Jesus was a good and holy man, a teacher among the Jews, but one day his disciples became mad and made a god of him."
In certain parts of the New Testament Jesus is made to teach through parables, through homely sayings about familiar things. But the reader must not be deceived into overlooking the fact that a large part of the New Testament itself is a parable, a human statement of divine matters, and that Christ stands in the midst of the great Christian parable as the personification of the righteous man passing through the vicissitudes of life.
If by Christ, then, we represent Truth which is the firstborn of Reality, the eternal Messiah, the universal Savior, we have perceived the substance behind the shadow. As long as we are satisfied with a merely literal explanation pinning our hope of salvation upon the historical circumstance, we have not gone far in the understanding of spiritual mysteries.
By the troubled sea we are to understand life with its storms and trials. In the midst of the sea the little ship of disciples represents humanity. The ship is in danger of foundering, and the disciples are afraid. Then, in the midst of the sea, walking peacefully upon the waters, appears the form of Jesus, the symbol of Truth that quiets the sea of life. When peace and wisdom are in the heart of ma n, the sea can no longer be troubled. There are no more storms and man himself, like Peter when he held his faith, can walk likewise upon the waters.
The redeemer god always assumes the form of the sign ascending at the vernal equinox. Thus in the age of Pisces he takes the form of a fish. In the previous cycle, he took the form of the lamb or ram, the scapegoat of Israel, and Jupiter-Ammon. Prior to this, the sun god took the form of the bull, Apis, and the golden calf.
Thus astronomy plays an important part in Biblical symbolism. The Christian dispensation occurred near the end of the cycle of the ram and close to the beginning of the cycle of the fish. Jesus refers to himself as the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. The first sign of the zodiac is Aries, the ram, and the last sign is Pisces, the fishes. Therefore, Jesus is truly the lamb of God and the fisher of men. The lamb and the fish were the only Christian symbols known to the early church.
By this miracle [the changing of water into wine] Jesus is associated with Bacchus or Dionysius, the vine-god. Exoterically, Bacchus was a symbol of the grape; esoterically, of the sun and the divine soul.
When Jesus insists that he be baptized by John, the inner meaning is that Jesus insists upon being accepted into the old dispensation. [...] By John baptizing with water, Israel is represented as possessing the Lesser Mysteries; and Christ by baptizing with fire is made to represent the Greater Mysteries.
The life of Jesus between his infancy and his thirtieth year undoubtedly was devoted to travel and study. It is a fallacy to believe that the teachings attributed to Jesus are a direct and unique revelation. All of his teachings can be traced to older religions and the faiths of other peoples.
The early Christian Church, through the process of councils and synods, determined that there was no difference between the proper person of God and the proper person of Christ - they later added the Holy Ghost. This agree entirely with the statement of the Egyptian mythology that Osiris was his own father and his own son. Osiris was born in Horus that he might be his own avenger. As lord of Amentet, Osiris was also the Holy Spirit, the judge of the quick and the dead.
In the Gospel account, the flight into Egypt is inserted during the infancy of Jesus to prevent the pious reader from inferring that Jesus was a student of Egyptian philosophy. The date of the return of Jesus from Egypt is not given, and this has led a majority of readers to the uninformed conclusion that he returned while still a child. Such a conclusion is not necessarily true.
The infant Jesus was born in a manger surrounded by animals. These animals merely represent the animal world, or the material universe, wherein most mortals dwell in the state of dumb, driven cattle.
About the year B.C. 100, Jehoshua Ben Panthera, then about twenty years of age, accompanied his master Ben Prachia to Egypt to escape King Alexander's persecution of the rabbins. The statement that Jesus studied with the Egyptian priests is found not only in the Talmudic writings, but in certain early manuscripts of the Christian Gospels. The Talmud states that this Jesus, or Jehoshua, travelled to Egypt with Ben Prachia to study sorcery, so that he became a miracle worker, gained the power of healing the sick, and practised illusions.
The most perplexing and comparatively unsolvable mystery with which the Christian theologian is faced is the almost complete lack of historical evidence concerning the life of Christ. If we except a few palpable forgeries, our knowledge of the life of Christ is based principally upon the accounts given in the Gospels.
The Island of Patmos was not far from Eleusis and Samothrace, the homes of the secret rites. It was on the Island of Patmos that Saint John saw Christ, pictured as an old man with white hair, garbed in white, with a golden girdle. (Rev. I.) This was about 90 A.D. If this were not a vision, Christ is presiding there at the head of a meeting of Elders. (II.) He held the place as a result of going through the ordeal of being crucified. In Rev. III Christ speaks of "the Amen," using the word as a noun, calling them the "faithful and the true." Cannot this denote a relationship with the Amen of Egypt? The Amen or Ammon were the secret rulers of the world, the same who controlled Alexander and told him to found the city of Alexandria. They were in turn to control Roman Empire during the attempted world theocracy during the Middle Ages. In somewhat glorified terms John describes the twenty-four elders wearing crowns before Christ.
So each one of the months became a house. Therefore, the Sun, God's Son, the light of the world, who is our salvation, because he has risen, had twelve helpers, or twelve apostles. And the sun also enters into each one of those houses of the zodiac, or each one of those constellations of the zodiac, at the thirtieth degree, and it leaves at the thirty-third degree. Therefore, they said that the Sun/Son begins His ministry at thirty and dies at thirty-three.
The number thirteen comes from Jesus and his twelve apostles. The twelve apostles were the cornerstones of the new era, and Jesus is referred to as the "Chief Cornerstone that the builders rejected." Twice in the New Testament Jesus is referred to as the Chief Cornerstone. Chief Cornerstone is a Greek word that means "the peak of a pyramid." That's why there is a little pyramid on top of a big pyramid on the left-hand side on the back of a dollar bill. That is a Chief Cornerstone. It is symbolic of Jesus.
There was a man named Jesus. This is historical fact there was a man named Jesus. His correct name in Hebrew was Jehoshua Ben-Pandira, or Joshua, son of the panther. he lived approximately one hundred years before the Jesus of the Bible would have lived. This man was a teacher of the Essene religion, he was a great teacher. he was a healer, etc. But, a religion grew up in the Roman Empire that we have come to know today as Christianity. I am saying that Christianity is, in fact, another expression of a far more ancient religious philosophy that has all of the earmarks of being one more retelling of the story. That's why the Bible is referred to as the Greatest Story Ever Told. Even the Babylonians had their holy man come down from the holy mountain with their tablets of stone. They had their Messiah that died on the cross and who died on the upright tree and who was buried and who was born again after three days., etc...
This doesn't lessen or in any way take away from the story. No. Not in any way. This is not saying that Jesus was not the Christ. What I am saying, though, is that the story may not necessarily be exactly what we think it is.
A really big event, such as Christ's birth, occurs and people feel its real meaning. The event is then severely distorted and made into a cultural obsession. The control forces constantly repeat part of the story to satisfy the longing of people for freedom from evil. Lies are incessantly repeated about Christ, but people are so hungry for the real story, they swallow the lies like hungry parrots. The false story is repeated ad nauseum until even the liars can't remember the truth. The obsession for truth is constantly placated, and you run around in circles like mindless rats seeking something.
The Pleiadians impregnated Mary so He’s [Christ] a combination of, you know, a Pleiadian and that, and His message was to do exactly what He did. I mean, He was a right winger at that time, right? I mean, He was drawing the banks out and everything else trying to wake people up - so - His messages have been so distorted though - but His job was, again, that there was no sequence of time, was to try to bring back the spiritual teachings of man.
Well, I know, except for - we were in contact with the guy called Immanuel at that time, directly. He said, “I never joined the Essenes, I went to see what they were like, but I wasn't a member of their group. I was investigating.” So I reported that back to Delores again, I says, “We can’t publish that because it doesn’t have the truth in it.” Now, we’re directly with, this is out of, out of whack if you want to look at it. We’re in directly in contact with the Christ being, if you call him Jesus or Immanuel, explaining to us what had happened at that time, he says hey, I was just like you guys running over to the Mormons to check out what’s going on. I didn’t join them....
...one of my friends, Dr. Walter Moyer, was one of the team, the doctors that dug up the Dead Sea Scrolls. And he came back and he gave me a lot of the information. He said, they’ll never let it out to the churches. There’s no such person as Jesus that was... no evidence that anybody ever lived like that.
Everything Christians believe about Jesus, the Romans and Persians believed about Mithra.
As Reuchlin says, 'Jesus' was a composite figure and the stories include elements of the tales of Joseph in Egypt and other Old Testament characters, plus some Essene writings and characteristics of various Pagan gods. This is precisely what the evidence I have documented confirms.
The symbol of the fish is a theme throughout the Gospel stories and this is symbolic of Nimrod/Tammuz, the father-son, of Babylon. Another reason for Jesus as a fish could be the astrological sign of Pisces, the fishes.
It is at Easter, the equinox, that Jesus (the Sun) triumphs over darkness - the time of the year when there is more light than darkness every day.
The idea that he was a carpenter depends on one single reference in Mark's Gospel: "Is not this the carpenter the son of Mary?"
But the Greek word 'tekton' and the underlying Aramaic word 'naggara' does not mean carpenter but more correctly translated "master builder or stone mason."
...having established the reason for Jesus being presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh, his father, Joseph ab Heli, was recorded in the early Gospels as being a 'Master Craftsman'. In modern English-language Bibles, Joseph is described as a 'carpenter' - but this is a blatant mistranslation. The word 'carpenter' was wrongly derived from the Greek ho-tekton (derived from the Semitic naggar), which actually meant a 'Master of the Craft'. This denoted that Joseph was not a woodworker but a learned alchemical metallurgist in the manner of his ancestral forebears.
It was the assignment of Jesus (and it is the assignment of every man and woman who would follow through the ritual of the crucifixion) to go to the darkest places of the earth and to preach the light, to compel the spirits to come into alignment with the Presence of God. At the moment, then, just before the quickening of the body cells with the resurrection fire, it is necessary to bear witness of the Truth to the mass consciousness. Thus you will see how you will find yourselves teaching the Word of Truth in places you had not expected to be. And you will understand that this is part of the sacred ritual and that you cannot partake tot he fullness of the resurrection spiral until you have accomplished this mission.
The ideas and concepts injected by the being known as Jesus deteriorated very quickly due to custodial influence, and in 325AD the Council of Nicea began defining and interpreting religious concepts having to do with the Jesus Ministry. Thus, what began as an attempt by an advanced being deteriorated into the fifth SOS. The Nicene Creed redefined the entity Jesus as the “son of God", and banned the concept of pre-existence of human beings in other lives.
For reasons which they doubtless considered sufficient, those who chronicled the life and acts of Jesus found it advisable to metamorphose him into a solar deity. The historical Jesus was forgotten; nearly all the salient incidents recorded in the four Gospels have their correlations in the movements, phases, or functions of the heavenly bodies.
The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves...these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.