“In the Beginning…”
II. Synchronistic Webs
Believers or Seekers?
The Gnostic Jesus
Codes Da Vinci: Novel or Reality?
The New Age Center
“At the End…”
NOTE: Upon completion of Peace and
Harmony in Daily Living, by Ramesh Balsekar, the following summary
of Advaita arose.
With Enlightenment/spiritual search,
why concern oneself?
Comfortable, at all times, with yourself, others and your
What most in life want you?
Peace and harmony in the face of all events -
to live, day-to-day, without mental stress and
In From Onions to Pearls,
there is no free will, no "doer" of
no "me", no personal responsibility.
How can this be? To accept, difficult.
At times: I don't know anything anymore!
Yet, I know I don't know anything anymore
whence arises this knowledge?
Thus, Buddha: "Events happen, deeds are done, but
there is no individual doer thereof."
Buddha on Enlightenment: the end of
us to end suffering.
The polaric opposite of pain/pleasure of the
moment, to remove, impossible
So the expected (pleasure/pain) is to be accepted.
What blocks achieving the shanti (peace of nirvana),
the absence of dubbha (suffering)?
It is thought arising from memory
which is absolutely not in anyone's control.
(Test this statement in your witnessing meditation.)
A thought of guilt/shame for something
one did or did not do; or,
A thought of hatred/malace for what
the "other" did or did not do.
Thus, volition or the sense of personal doership -
whether in "me" or the
the peace/harmony experience,
Allowing suffering to arise once again.
Consciousness is the Dreamer, and,
we, the dreamt.
The object is the Subject; the perceived, the perceiver.
"Thou art the Doer and Thou art the Experience."
Upon awakening: only the impersonal Awareness
of Being: I AM.
(The only thing a human being knows is that he/she exists.)
Sudden realization happens2: personal "doership"
fades away -
any action is only a divine happening.
(Are you in control of the consequences of your supposed
Or, do you believe in freewill and unconscious conditioned mind
Yet, live your life AS IF you are
Do whatever you are LED to do in the present moment
to provide for the future, then
let the future take care of itself.
Nothing can happen unless it is the will of Consciousness.
Live as if you are "being lived".
"All one can do is to do what one wants
and then accept WHAT-IS.
The cause of unhappiness is
non-acceptance of WHAT-IS.
Non-acceptance of WHAT-IS, is an outcome of the
concept of what should be.
With the flow of life, go: more pleasure/less pain.
Yield in order to overcome.
Non-action in which there is no ego involvement3.
The thinking mind, no; the working mind, yes4.
Thus, the total acceptance of no "me", no "doer"
results in the total acceptance of WHAT-IS
as God's will.
Throughout life, as a separate
entity I identify
yet surrending my sense of personal doership.
At life's end, fear of the loss of my individuality?
To give up the fictitious self and be the whole Unicity -
individuality emerging into totality?
If truly no entity as such at all,
Death5, where is thy sting!
Know that the Supreme Reality alone
this transcendent knowing is itself that Reality.
The Ultimate Understanding is that there is no one
to understand anything.
True Ultimate Understanding: impersonal, noumenal -
we can only BE the understanding.
Yet, exists doubt?
A fact: no individual doer in any deed?
To answer: Test this "non-doership" concept
in the fire of your own experience.
Find out who is the doer.
Consciousness is all there is.
- Basic Concept of Advaita:
"The principle is that every human being is a separate
uniquely programmed instrument, through which the same
Primal Energy functions and bring about whatever is supposed to
happen through each human instrument, in the moment, according to a
conceptual Cosmic Law which it is impossible for mortal man
ever to know. This is the way 'separation' both exists and does not
exist in our
day-to-day knowing." "The individual human being is
essentially a mere phenomenal appearance that is 'being lived' in
this dream manifestation. I am a dreamed character and I play the
part or role assigned to me." "The nothingness of the
phenomenal Void is really the fullness of the phenomenal Potential
- "The arising of any
thought in anyone is absolutely not in one's control. An intellectual
acceptance of non-doership which is total and unconditionally
complete cannot be achieved, only given." " A
particular individual's thought will turn towards God and Reality
only when the totality feels the need of that happening."
"Divine Presence alone generates the yearning of our heart, the
seeking of our mind, the ease of our body, the illumination of our
soul." In other words, we wake up only if Consciousness wants
us to wake up!
- "The seeking of freedom
from so-called human bondage is based on a complete misconception.
The misconception lies in the fact that the ego misconceives as his
own reaction what is essentially a natural biological reaction
in the human sensory system. This (natural) reaction is strictly
according to the programming in the body -mind instrument over which
he has had no control (i.e., genes, and the unique DNA, plus the
up-to-date conditioning). Therefore, if this natural reaction is
accepted as such, there is no involvement. The involvement that
takes you out of the natural state happens only when you identify
yourself with the reaction: I am angry, or I am afraid and I don't
Unless this personal involvement happens, the mere natural arising
of the reaction does not take you out of the natural state."
Thus, total liberation is the Ultimate Understanding that there is
no individual doer of any action or deed - and this Understanding
can only happen." In other words: no personal reaction to any
- The "Thinking Mind" judges,
compares, analyzes, fantasizes about past/future; with out the
thinking mind at work, the "working or practical mind" spontaneously and naturally
offers quick solutions to "problems."
- "The only way to
transcend the fear of death is to be able to accept both the
inevitability and the unknowability of the phenomenon of death. If
the acceptance is the result of a clear understanding of the
mechanics of phenomenal appearance and ...
Then the surrendering of the illusory ego to Absolute Reality...
brings home to us the utter unreality of the process of life and
death." Can this realization get translated into sweet
surrender to WHAT-IS? "Living then would become free, natural,
and therefore, noumenal when the fictitious phenomenal 'me' stops
intruding." Man is not prepared to surrender the relative
"me" in order to become the Absolute Subject! He cannot
envisage the possibility that THAT which has been eternally present
does not need a form, because he cannot give up the idea of a
separate entity as a "me" opposed to the
"other". His instinct of eternal presence is indeed
true, but his intellect cannot give up its conditioned reflex to
personalize that eternal principle. There is truly no "me"
as an individual entity to go anywhere! Thus, where does one go after
death? Nowhere! Death is purely conceptual, entirely imaginary and
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NOTE: How summarize Nadeen's From Onions to Pearls and From Seekers to Finders?
(See very important footnotes.)
- Confinement, the last step
As before, another Dark Night
of the Soul arrives
Awakening to enlightenment
The Shift1 happened
A sudden realization.
Daily contractions3 provide the fuel
Dissolving resistances long held
Freedom from built-in DNA longing
Infinite Vastness, his true identity.
The Presence within is all that matters.
- Buddha: desire/craving, the root of all
Nadeen: the root of suffering resistance is.
(as the ratio of resistance to desire is 80 to 20)
Peak or valley--bliss or deep peace?
The Shift opts for Presence in peaceful valleys.
It is, as It is. The Rapture4.
- New force field5
Their core essence remembering
Ordinary, not special: non-doing and accepting
whatever is, just as it is, and
only because it is6.
Welcoming and witnessing contractions
for embedded within them is perfect happiness7.
- Seeing the perfection of every thing
exactly as it is
No need to fix anything.
Source periodically asks for "help,"
and compassion arises: "If there is something
within my resources to give, I cannot refuse a
- No shoulds, no expectations.
No longer reacting. Freedom and real compassion!
- The Shift: "the sudden understanding of the reality that
Consciousness is all there is and that we are not the doer." Basic
elements of the Shift:
Unlimited Source of
all that is, at rest
Consciousness (Impersonal, Infinite Intelligence,
"formless Energy") in an unmanifested state,
Cannot know Itself as Subject except through an object,
the object being all of manifested creation,
appearances, as in a dream: Consciousness
Dreaming that It is limited though this universe of
appearance; and, through individual mind/body
organisms that illusion is personified in us.
Thus, the drama of Source amusing Itself by
dreaming dreams of limitation.
All we have to do is Wake Up from the dream.
(The Shift is the halfway point.)
- Deliverance: "is the flow of
ramifications from the above understanding that is then lived every moment of every day."
(Usually a few years.)
- Contractions: "a strongly felt "no" to what is--an
emotional resistance." (Contractions are blessings: and invitation
to examine life from the perspective of Source.)
- Rapture: "permanently seeing daily life as Source experiences
- One possible explanation: The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of
Buddhism and Western Culture, by Stephen Batchelor. Another take on the
"new force field" is that of the Indian influence.
in the spiritual tradition of Advaita Vedanta: "Nondualism. The
doctrine that contends that only Source--the Absolute--the Ultimate
Principle has existence and that all phenomenal existence is
illusion." In fact, the new force field probably has many other
inputs as well. For example, see The Awakening West, by Lynn
- After awareness of each contraction,
a suggested mantra: "it is, as it is!". Keep daily
contraction notepad to discover resistance patterns.
- "The Kingdom of God is within."
See Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of
Thomas, by Elaine Pagels. Thomas's Jesus directs each disciple
to the discover the light within ("within a person of light
there is light.") The Divine dwells as "light" within
all beings, i.e., there is an innate capacity to know God. We
have direct access to God through the Divine Image with in us.
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NOTE: After reading Awakening
of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture, by
Stephen Batchelor, I felt drawn to summarize and offer reflections
thereon. For Jesuitical followers, please read chapters 11-13.
A Buddhocracy Tibet was
Exile forced, now worldwide teaching expanding.
Traditions old: Karma Kagyu, Soto Zen, and Nichiren
Yielded to "newer" Sakya and Geluk Schools,
Rinzai Zen and Pure Land traditions.
And now? Which shall prevail?
Will chanting "Nam-Myoko-Renge-Kyo" lead
to Buddhahood attainment and world-wide
The Dharma flourishes! But which? What interpretation?
What is it really? The answer:
nothing you can put your finger on.
Constant mindfulness of
Awareness of the means for that resolve.
Careful psychological self-discipline,
not mere adherence to rules.
Follow your own insights and intuition
for established institutions are beyond
True/Original/Unconditioned mind is the key.
"Transparency" - the absence of
any thingness in things
This infinite unfindability points to
the unity of wisdom and compassion,
To identification with others, to non-separateness
and interconnectedness of all life leads.
Compassion arises: the spontaneous reflex of the
understanding of transparency and interdependence
The selfless aspiration to attain enlightenment
for the sake of all living beings
Buddhahood is all!
mindfully seeing everything
arising in one's own heart.
Ethical integrity is inner freedom!
Zazen, the simple act of sitting in balanced posture,
going beyond the dualism of either thinking or
to a higher unity that transcends both.
No gap between practice and enlightenment
or zazen and daily life
"Kensho" arrives - the nature of reality suddenly
Cosmic Buddhahood, the underlying reality, the ultimate destiny
of all living beings.
Yet, which practice? Abrupt Kensho or too-passive zazen?
Perhaps puzzling over a Koan.
Recall Dogen's words:
"studying the Buddha way
is studying oneself. Studying oneself is
oneself. Forgetting oneself is being enlightened
by all things."
As an Ex-Jesuit,
ashamed am I
of the Jesuitical attitude of self-righteous
of Buddhism in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Second Vatican Council's "Dialogue" of Nostra
appears as a euphemism for "evangelization"
of Ad Gentes.
Will we ever develop a genuine, tolerant, pluralistic attitude
and acknowledge the independent validity
of other spiritual paths?
"Truth" seems to be the major stumbling block!
Or, is it power/control in the guise of "Truth"?
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After 13 years as a Jesuit, I left the Society of Jesus, an Order of the
Roman Catholic Church, for many reasons, theological/scriptural being
just one. Many of my "unconscious/conscious" problems were
recently illuminated in reading Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of
Thomas, by Elaine Pagels1. Some reflections follow:
"Faith seeks understanding."
Wondered you, the
scriptural foundation of Christianity?
"Traditional teachings without questioning
Desire you knowledge of how the Canon2 was formed
and continued as such
until recent discoveries/research?
As an ex-Jesuit, these desires emerged.
Suppose, thought I, the
the Catholic Church took.
Not one of sin, hierarchy, obedience, authority,
infallibility, faith-emphasis, property/money
Instead, one of service, dreams, revelations, visions,
stories, sayings, ecstatic speech.
In short, what determined which of the two?
Many diverse Christian
communities there were,
(100-200 AD) contentious and divided.
Peter's Christians, John's Christians, Thomas's Christians
and so on - all inspired by the holy
And all attacked by anti-Christian peoples.
Bishop Iranaeus of Turkey3 enters the scene,
following his teacher Bishop Polycarp:
"How unify these diverse world-wide
communities into one,"
survival was the goal.
But, too many "secret writings" - too many texts4
Does the spirit say different things to different people?
Who knows who has the spirit and who does not?
More gospels discovered
in Upper Egypt:
Nag Hammadi finds.
Dead Sea Scrolls too!
What say Marcus, Valentinus, Maximilla, Montanus
How discriminate? The difference between
the word of God
and mere human words how tell?
The Gospel of John versus the Gospel of Thomas:
"Belief in Jesus alone offers
"The divine dwells as 'light' within all
of the four-gospel canon;
the "orthodox" (straight-thinking)
Yet we do not know who actually wrote the gospels.
Worse yet, what if some who read the "right gospels"
read them in the wrong way,
or, in many wrong ways?
Iranaeus's reading of any gospel was
the correct reading - thus the "canon of
So ... try the Gospel of Truth by Valentinus
and see what you think
about The Gnosis kardis,
the knowledge of the heart.
As for the
Mathew depicts Jesus as God's appointed King,
traces his family back to
Luke emphasizes Jesus's role as priest;
Mark sees Jesus primarily as God's prophet.
But John - and John alone
Jesus as God!
Yet, other gospels interesting perspectives
Some see a distinction:
God (as Source) beyond God (as
Spiritual intuition versus traditional sources
God, word and Jesus Christ are waves of divine
flowing down from above.
Christians have direct access to know God;
They can verify the truth
from their own experience;
Sons of God too, they
Bishop of Alexandria and
with other Christian communities battle do.
Emperor Constantine (ca. 312 AD) amnesty to Christians6
grants, an imperial patron became.
The Council of Nicaea (325 AD),
with Constantine's blessing, dictates:
Reject aprocryphal books and read with "dianoia";7
Obey priests in the Christian Churches that
Shun the other Christian heretics, schismatics,
Thus, absolutely certain unchanging truth prevails?
Yet recent discoveries
at Nag Hammadi
and Dead Sea Scrolls,
the old debates raise up.
For now virtually for the first time -
the "heretics" for themselves can
Christianity, a system of doctrines,
Or, a spiritual inquiry into the Divine?
Epinoia or dianoia?
Seekers or Believers?
What think you?
Also by Pagels:
The Gnostic Gospels
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
The Origin of Satan
The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegeses of the Pauline
The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis
The Canon formation:
how the 27 books of the New Testament were chosen out of all the
early writings about Jesus.
See his massive
five-volume Reflection and Overthrow of Falsely So-Called
For example, The
Secret Books of John, The Gospel of Truth, The Gospel of Judas,
Gospel of Thomas, Secret Book of James, Gospel of Mary Magdalene,
Apocalypse of Peter, Acts of John.
For extremely detailed
information concerning God beyond God, see The Urantia Book,
However, granted only
to those who belonged to the best-organized and largest Christian
Dianoia: the capacity
to discern the meaning or intention implicit in each text.
intuition: creative or inventive consciousness.
Basic attitude: the conviction on that direct, personal and absolute
knowledge of authentic truths of existence is accessible to human
beings, and more over, attainment of such knowledge must always
constitute the supreme achievement of human life.
For recent controversy, see The New
"Months Before Debut, Movie on Death Of Jesus Causes
Stir," Aug 2, 2003, page A1; and "That Old-World
Religion," (a review of Catholicism and American Freedom: A
History, by John T. McGreevy) in The New York Times Book Review,
Aug 3, 2003, page13. Regarding the movie, "Mr. Gibson has said
his movie will be true to the Gospel account of the last hours of
Jesus' Life. But Mathew, Mark, Luke and John differ greatly,
presenting Rashomon-like accounts of the roles of the Romans
and Jews in the Crucifixion." Summary of the Book Review: One
of the oldest tensions in American Life - democratization of
religion, from institutions to individual "religious"
path, i.e., individual-consciousness thinking, versus
centralized, authoritarian, papal-infallibility defense through
"instructed conscience," based on the Thomastic moral
philosophy of natural law.
Of interest too, "Does 'The Da Vinci Code' Crack
Leonardo?", in The New York Times, Aug. 3, 2003, page
AR26. A best-seller relying on an eccentric (for some) reading of
the Last Supper.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, OP-ED COLUMNIST
Peter, Paul, Mary . . . and
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: February 28, 2004
For a provocative look at the emergence of
Christianity two millenniums ago, skip Mel Gibson's "Passion of the
Christ" and examine instead some of the fascinating recent scholarship on
the early church.
Interest in the early church has blossomed
because of "Passion" and the "Da Vinci Code" thriller. But "Passion" and
especially "The Da Vinci Code" take great liberties with history, while
serious research has gotten much less attention.
Consider the newly published "Gospel of
Mary of Magdala." It offers a new translation by Karen King, a Harvard
Divinity School professor, of the obscure Gospel of Mary, which was lost
for 1,500 years before two fragmentary versions were found.
The Gospel of Mary offers a proto-feminist
recounting of a scene in which the resurrected Jesus tells the disciples
to preach, and then leaves them. The disciples are emotional and tearful —
until Mary Magdalene takes charge and bucks them up.
"Do not weep and be distressed," she tells
them, and, sure enough, they pull themselves together. Then Mary begins to
relate Jesus' private teachings to her, saying, "I will teach you about
what is hidden from you."
But the disciples rebel at being
instructed by a woman. Andrew and Peter virtually accuse Mary of making it
all up, and she starts crying. Levi intercedes, scolding: "Peter, you have
always been a wrathful person. . . . Assuredly, the Savior's knowledge of
her is completely reliable. That is why he loved her more than us."
Bibles, like history, are written by the
winners. There were innumerable early gospels and teachings (some 85
percent of Christian literature from the first two centuries has been
lost). Some won approval and entered the New Testament, and the rest were
condemned as heresies or died out on their own. The Gnostic Gospels and
other early writings suggest that initially the role of women was hotly
debated, but ultimately the idea prevailed that men should dominate.
"God's pattern is for men to be the
leaders, both in the church and in the family," Pat Robertson writes in
his best-selling book "Bring It On." He cites I Timothy: "Women should
listen and learn quietly and submissively. I do not let women teach men or
have authority over them."
Likewise, Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
"Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for
them to speak."
That view is hard to square, though, with
other accounts that portray Mary Magdalene as a favorite of Jesus'. The "Pistis
Sophia" scripture quotes Jesus as telling Mary Magdalene: "You are she
whose heart is more directed to the Kingdom of Heaven than all your
And the Gospel of Philip says of Mary
Magdalene: "She is the one the Savior loved more than all the disciples,
and he used to kiss her on her mouth often. . . . The rest of the
disciples . . . said to him, `Why do you love her more than us?' "
These gospels aren't necessarily
suggesting a romance between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and in any case
their value is much debated — traditionalists argue that they are prized
to make ideological points rather than to clarify history. The Gospel of
Mary was written in her name but not by her, and apparently was written in
the early second century, long after the events it describes.
Still, the dispute over the role of women
can be seen raging in many early Christian writings. The Gospel of Thomas
even quotes Simon Peter as saying, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not
worthy of life."
Susan Haskins, in her history of the idea
of Mary Magdalene, says that egalitarian principles in the New Testament
initially prevailed in the first-century Christian community. But then,
she writes, Christianity gradually returned to the traditional patriarchal
system of Judaism.
That suppression of female leadership may
be behind the labeling of Mary Magdalene as a prostitute, starting with a
sermon by Pope Gregory the Great in 591. And recent scholarship has
established that Junius, whom Paul calls "distinguished among the
apostles," was actually Junia, a woman whose name was made masculine by
How should we regard these alternative
versions of Biblical events? They are a reminder that there were competing
strains in the early Christian church, and that different outcomes were
possible. My guess is that the ordination of women would not have been
controversial if Mary Magdalene, rather than St. Peter, had emerged as the
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NOTE: The following pays
tribute to a scholarly research project: The Jesus Mysteries: Was the
"Original Jesus" a Pagan God; and, Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The
Secret Teachings of the Original Christians, both by Timothy Freke and
The Gnostic Jesus
- In the beginning, the Egyptian Osiris-Dionysus
These, then, to Italy and Greece Pythagoras brought
along with Plato, Socrates, the so-called "Pagans."
Rational philosophers, no; but, spiritual mystics indeed.
Jewish initiates the myths of Osiris-Dionysys1 adapted
the story of a Jewish dying/resurrecting godman:
Jesus the Messiah creating.
Within the first centuries the story (allegory) historical fact became
The origin of Christianity of great importance arises.
- The existence of Jesus the man evidence
From contemporary Pagan history writers none.
Nor from the Philo and Josephus, Jewish historians.
The four Gospels themselves? Doesn't appear so.
The Acts of the Apostles, a "cut and paste" creation, not factual.
Paul's letters?3 The Gospels predate!
- Paul's Christ, like the Pagan's Osiris-Dionysus,
a timeless mythical figure, developed by
the primitive Jesus story of Mark.
At the same time, the Gnostic gospels the secret teachings
of the risen Christ proclaim
Thus, a two-fold origin: for the spiritual beginners,
the Outer Mysteries; the Inner Mysteries for the initated4
- Many Christian communities vying for
Two main struggles: How should Christianity develop?
Incorporate the Jews or a more cosmopolitan view?
The Literalists or the Gnostics?5
Between adversaries many writings; most
Who's wrong, who's right, who has "the truth"?
Who is authentic?
Which?: Christianity developed from the teachings of
a Jewish Messiah and Gnosticism a later deviation; or,
was orthodox Christianity a later deviation from Gnosticism?
The conflict escalated: each was a heretic to the other!
- And the winner was the Literalists
Emperor Constantine in the Council of Nicea, with
Eusebius' History of the Church establish the
historical existence of Jesus as the distinguishing factor.
the Pagans declared heretics: Close their
Temples! Wipe them out! Burn their books!
- But who were the Pagans?
What teachings promulgate? What rituals advise?
The great Pagan Philosophers were enlightened masters
of the Mysteries: awaken to the sublime experience of
The Myth of the dying/resurrecting godman is central.
His death/rebirth symbolically represents our death
and spiritual rebirth: an altered state of awareness
The primal myth of the Mystery godman:
the Egyptian Myth of Osiris (2,500 BC).6
Pythagoras, 22 years initiate in Egyptian temples,
to Greece with Wisdom returning
His disciples Dionysus the new Mystery godman made.
Know Thyself! Thou wilt be Him in thyself!
Discover that there is only God.
- And of the Gnostics, similar to the
"- Literalists accused the Gnostics of preaching Pagan doctrines.
- Gnostics taught Pagan philosophy,
venerated pictures of the pagan philosophers alongside pictures of Jesus,
invited Pagans to Gnostic gatherings and were even initiated into the
- Gnostic texts contain Pagan mythical
motifs, which they claimed taught a universal philosophy.
- Gnostics equated Jesus with "many
shaped Attis" and other pseudonyms for Osiris-Dionysus.
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, the Gnostic
Christians honored the Divine Feminine in the form of the goddess
- Like the sages of the Pagan Mysteries,
the Gnostics were critical of the orthodox Christians' anthropomorphic
picture of God. They called the Jewish god Jehovah a false god and
taught that Jesus was the Son of the true ineffable God. This
indescribable ultimate Oneness was identical with the supreme God of
Plato and the Pagan Mysteries.
- The Gnostic Jesus is like a Pagan
hierophant who initiates his disciples into the Mysteries through dance
- Gnostics taught that Christianity,
like the Pagan Mysteries, had Outer Mysteries for beginners in the faith
and Inner Mysteries for the initiated.
- Just as in the Pagan Mysteries,
Christian initiates of the Inner Mysteries were sworn to secrecy.
- Clement tells us that Mark preached
three different gospels for three different levels of initiation. His
gospel in the New Testament was designed "for beginners." The Secret
Gospel was for those being "perfected." A further oral gospel revealed
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, the goal of
Gnosticism was the experience of Gnosis, or "Knowledge," which was
contrasted with mere faith or belief.
- Like the Pagan sages, the Gnostics
taught "Know Thy Self" as the means of coming to know God.
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, the
Gnostics taught the doctrine of the Daemon (Heavenly Twin or Higher
Self) and the eidolon (lower self).
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, the
Gnostics taught that the Daemon at first - appears to be a Guardian
Angel, then is experienced as the initiate's own Higher Self and finally
is realized to be the Mind of God in all things.
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, the
Gnostics taught the doctrine of reincarnation.
- As in the Pagan Mysteries, in
Gnosticism women played a prominent role.
- Both Pagan and Gnostic sages were
accused of condoning immorality when actually they were both preaching
the same mystical doctrine of ` natural morality."8
- Was Jesus the mythical "Son of God"
as the historical "Son of David"?
Could the following sentence be true?
"The truth of Christianity's origins was rigorously
suppressed and a new acceptable history was concocted -
a fabrication which is still taken to be accurate
by the vast majority of people of this day."
Pagan mysteries and scientific inquiries were replaced
by dogmatic authoritarianism
(and a 1,000 years of the Dark Ages)
- So...after reading in depth with open
Was Jesus a historical person?
Or, a myth with encoded spiritual teachings?
What say you?
- To appreciate the role of the Lost
a similar story emerges - from Isis to Sophia
More to digest!
- "The deity who was known as
Osiris in Egypt and became Dionysus in Greece was called Attis in Asia
Minor, Adonis in Syria, Bacchus in Italy, Mithus in Persia, and so on."
p.23, The Jesus Mysteries.
- See Ch. 7, "The Missing Man,"
in The Jesus Mysteries.
- See Ch. 8, "Was Paul a
Gnostic," in The Jesus Mysteries.
- Outer Mysteries: outward
religious practices; Inner Mysteries: secret symbolic mystical
- "Gnostics interpret the stories and teachings of their spiritual
tradition as signposts pointing beyond words altogether to the mystical
experience o the ineffable Mystery. Literalists, on the other hand,
believe their scriptures are actually the words of God. They take their
teachings, stories and initiation myths to be factual history. They
focus on the words as a literal expression of the Truth. Hence we have
chosen to call them 'Literalists'.
Gnostics are concerned with the
inner essence of their tradition. Literalists associate their faith with
its outward manifestations: sacred symbols, scriptures, rituals,
ecclesiastical leaders, and so on. Gnostics see themselves as being on a
spiritual journey of personal transformation. Literalists see themselves
as fulfilling a divinely ordained obligation to practice particular
religious customs as a part of their national or cultural identity.
Literalists believe that their
particular spiritual tradition is different from all others and has a
unique claim on the Truth. They obsessively formulate dogmas which
define membership of their particular cult.' They are prepared to
enforce their opinions and silence those who dissent, justifying their
actions by claiming that they are fulfilling God's will. Gnostics, on
the other hand, are free spirits who question the presuppositions of
their own culture. They follow their hearts, not the herd. They are
consumed by their private quest for enlightenment, not by the goal of
recruiting more adherents to a religion," Jesus and the Lost
Goddess, pgs. 9-10.
- Have you ever wondered where
the Egyptian Myths came from? Could it possibly be: from the
- Try Jesus and the Lost
Goddess: the Secret Teachings of the Original Christians.
- The Jesus Mysteries,
summary of chapter 5, "The Gnostics," pgs 109-110.
- Same as footnote #6.
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- As an Ex-Jesuit, on behalf of the
Roman Catholic Church:
To all those tortured, imprisoned, murdered
in the name of "Orthodoxy"
For the Inquisition, I apologize.
- For all the Latin American Cultures
wiped out, suppressed, brutalized
In the name of Christian Dogmas,
your forgiveness I beg.
- To the Gnostic-heretics whose
alternative "mystical" perspectives
were declared the work of the devil,
May I help many rediscover your teachings1
- To the great Greek Thinkers
Presented as rational philosophers
I grieve that your "mystical" writings2
were destroyed by the Bishops of the Church3
- To the scholars/sages/students of the
Renaissance (15th century), who rediscovered/promulgated
the ancient teachings of the Hermetic Tradition,4
yet were crushed by the Roman Catholic Church
with the aid of the King of France,
I weep for your sufferings/suppression.
Thank God for your survival!
- To the North American Indian tribes
whose conversion meant more than your wisdom
I sponsor sweatlodges in your honor
and prayers for forgiveness.
- To all Scientists who dared challenge
authority of the Church and suffered greatly.
As an ex-Jesuit, I plead for understanding:
"We knew not what we were doing."
- To all the women of the world
Incredibly SUPPRESSED by the Catholic Church
May your original role become known again!5
Congrats to Saint Mary Magdalene
- To Consciousness Who allowed all this
- and more
Help us to see through the Drama of forms
And realize that there is no need for
forgiveness, grieving, apologies.
For it was Consciousness Itself doing it all!
How grasp this?6
- A 6 videotape series (24
hours): Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battle
over Authentication; shown periodically at the New Age Center &
Point of Infinity Retreat Center, and also for rent at Nirvana
Bookstore. Also, see Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret
Teachings of the Original Christians, by Timothy Freke and Peter
- See The Jesus
Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?, by Timothy
Freke and Peter Gandy.
- See Out of Egypt: The
Roots of Christianity Revealed, by Ahmed Osman, page xi-xii,
Bishop Theophilus led mob that destroyed the Great Alexandrian
Library. From the inside of the cover:
This book demonstrates that
the prophetic books of the Bible's Old Testament and their accounts
of the exploits and achievements of Abraham, Isaac and his son
Joseph (who became chief minister to Pharaoh) are essentially
Egyptian in origin. Furthermore, Ahmed Osman shows, by comparing the
hazy chronology of the Old Testament and its factual content with
the ancient Egyptian written records, that the major Old Testament
figures - Solomon, David, Moses and Joshua - are based on Egyptian
Not only were these major
personalities and the stories - military, territorial and prophetic
- associated with them nurtured on the banks of the Nile but the
major tenets of Christian belief - the one God, the Trinity, the
hierarchy of heaven, life after death and the Virgin birth - are all
Egyptian in origin.
Ahmed Osman provides in
this book a convincing argument that Jesus himself came out of
Egypt. The Essenes and the Gnostics were devoutly guarding the
secret Egyptian teaching well before the first century AD. John the
Baptist was himself an Essene, and St. Paul, as he indicates in his
letter to the Galatians, had himself been initiated into the
Egyptian mysteries by the Gnostics at - Sinai.
By the second century AD
the Egyptian cults, the Gnostics and for example the cults of Isis
and Serapis, happily coexisted in Alexandria, Carthage and Rome
itself. But, in the fourth century AD, the bishops of Rome embarked
upon a programme of suppression and persecution. The Egyptian
monuments of Alexandria were effaced and thrown down, and the great
library was burnt on the orders of the Christian archbishop
Theophilus. The Gnostics were branded as heretics, and the canon of
scripture coupled with the creed ensured that Christians would be
required to believe that the origins of Christianity were to be
found in Judea.
Ahmed Osman shows how
Egyptian, Biblical and Rabbinical sources, coupled with recent
archaeological discoveries prove that the roots of Christian belief
spring not from Judea but from Egypt.
- The hermetic Tradition
consists of the knowledge/spirituality of the ancient Egyptoans (Thoth)
and Greeks (Thrice-Great Hermes, Plato, Socrates, etc); See the
Introduction to The Hermetica: the Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs,
by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy.
- See Newsweek's Dec
8, 2003 article: "The Bible's
Lost Stories," by
Barbara Kantrowitz and Anne Underword.
- See Peace and Harmony
in Daily Living, by Ramesh Balsekar; and, I AM THAT: Talks
with Sri Nisargadatta Moharaj, Revised and edited by Sudhakar
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NOTE: In honor
of The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
Codes Da Vinci: Novel or
- Da Vinci, of Priory of Scion,
Of codes, unequaled in depth.
"Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes."
The New Testament, a product of man, not of God.
By the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great
Transmogrification: directly from earlier pagan
mystery religions, the Catholic ritual was taken.
Before 325 AD, a great and powerful man, Jesus;
but a man, nonetheless.
Then, Jesus' divinity by a vote1 was decided.
Those who chose the original (pre-325 AD) history
of Christ, heretics were called.
But the Dead Sea Scrolls/The Coptic Scrolls
at Nag Hammadi confirmation gave:
"The Bible completed/edited by men of
political agendas - the divinity of Jesus
promote/his influence use
to solidify their own power base."
- What of the Holy Grail?
The key: Da Vinci's Last Supper: The Holy Grail,
not a chalice, but a PERSON!
A woman! Mary Magdalene!
A marriage to Jesus, offspring ensued,
a bloodline continued
Mary of the House of Benjamin; Jesus, the House of David -
both of royal blood!
Thus, the legend of the Holy Grail, a legend of royal blood2.
- "Not so," the Catholic
A child of Jesus: the central notion of
Christ's divinity, thus, the Christian Church
underminded would be.
So ... Magdalene as a whore by the Church recast
to protect itself/ its power!
A family tree of Jesus exists3
Sangreal Documents - Purist Documents,
"Q" documents, the Magdalene Diaries -
alternative information reveal.
The Brotherhood, the Priory, to safeguard Christ's lineage.
Fifth century Christ's lineage intermarried
with French royal blood: Merovingian bloodline
- The Quest of the Holy Grail: to kneel
bones of Mary Magdalene, the outcast one,
the lost sacred feminine.
Knights Templar, Priory's military arm, to safeguard
the Sangreal Documents, proof of the
Merovingian's ties to Jesus Christ.
Only Plantard and Saint-Clair family names remain,
yet in hiding must be.
"If persuasive scientific evidence comes out -
the church's version of the Christ story is inaccurate:
the greatest story ever told; in fact, the
greatest story ever sold!
The End of Days, the documents to be revealed?
- Hieros Gamos, through
spiritual/mystical ritual of
intercourse, male/female, God to experience -
a sacrosanct ceremony, creative magic of the
sexual union honoring.
But, the use of sex to commune directly with God
a threat to the Chruch's power base poised -
therefore, sex demonized/sinful became.
Role of the later troubadours:
ministers of the Church of Mary Magdalene,
to disseminate music used:
the story of the Sacred Feminine
The tarot - a metaphysical game Grand Teachings
- Opus Dei and Vatican, completely
Rosslyn Chapel, the Cathedral of Codes -
vault beneath the Chapel?
Sophie's parents, both from Merovingian families -
direct ancestors of Mary Magdalene/Jesus Christ -
the PRESENT royal bloodline?
The End of Days, a legend of paranoid minds?
Priory: Grail should never be revealed!4
The Rosslyn Chapel
- Epilogue: The Louvre Pyramid -
Le Pyramide Inversée - a breathtaking
V-shaped contour of glass - the Chalice;
The Chalice above, the Blade below.
The Quest for the Holy Grail: to kneel before the
bones of Mary Magdalene -
Robert Langdon to his knees falls!
- Such a ending Brown hypothesizes
Insufficient for many others,
And what of the Royal Bloodline before?5
Whence comes this ancient concept?
Where did it all begin?
- And where will it end?
- Beyond Belief: The Secret
Gospel of Thomas, by Elaine Pagels. Also, see my previous poem:
"To Believe or not to 'Believe'".
- On page 253 of The Da
Vinci Code, Sir Leigh Teabing shows Sophie Neveu some titles of,
at least, four history books that chronicled in exhaustive detail
the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ.
I would like to repeat them and add some more information:
1. Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
and Henry Lincoln (1983).
2. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy
Grail, by Margaret Starbird (1993)
3. The Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred
Feminine, by Margaret Starbird
4. The Woman Jesus Loved: Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi
Library and Related Documents, by E. J. Brill (1996)
5. Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed, by Laurence Gardner (1996)
See the genealogy charts in the back of the book.
6. The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity
of Christ, by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince (1997)
7. The Hidden Gospel of Jesus Christ, by Neil Douglas-Klotz
(1999). Aramaic Translation.
8. Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the
Original Christians, by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy (2001) See
pp 306-317 Bibliography; websites pp 318-321
9. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, by Jean-Yves Leloup (2002)
See footnote #1, page x.
10. Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, by Elaine
Pagels (2003), plus 5 other books.
11. The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman
Apostle, by Karen King (2003)
12. The History of the Knights Templars, by Charles Addison.
13. Rosslyn: Guardians of the Secret of the Holy Grail, by Tim
14. The Search for the Holy Grail and the Precious Blood, by
15. The Messianic Legacy, by Michael Baigent
16. The Knights Templar and Their Myth, by Peter Partner
17. The Dead Sea Bible: The Oldest Known Bible, by Martin Abegg
18. The Dead Sea Deception, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
and Henry Lincoln
19. The Nag Hammadi Library in English, by James Robinson
20. When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone
21. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, by
22. Born in Blood, by John Robinson
23. The Malleus Maleficarum, by Henrich Kramer and James
24. If you personally know of more, please contact me.
25. Video: Rediscovering Mary Magdalene www.thestarhouse.org
coming soon to a New Age Center Event.
- Bloodline of the Holy
Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed, by Laurence Gardner.
- "It is the mystery and
wonderment that serve our souls, not the Grail itself. The beauty of
the Grail lies in her ethereal nature." Not a chalice, not lost
documents, not secret history - "just a glorious unattainable
treasure that inspires us;
"But if the Sangreal Documents remain hidden, the story of Mary
Magdalene will be lost forever" - not so, her story is being told
in art, music, and books," says Sophie's aunt.
- But perhaps even more important,
have you ever wondered whence came the concept of royal bloodline?
Way before Mary Magdalene (the royal House of Benjamin) and
Jesus Christ (the royal House of David), there were royal bloodlines
with the Egyptian pharaohs; and before that with the Sumerians (see
Antediluvian Kings of Sumer when kingship was lowered from
"heaven" to Eridu); and, even before that, possibly the royal bloodline concept (the legitimate heir, the
rules of succession), ORIGINATED from the ANUNNAKI (the biblical
Nefilim) of The
12th Planet; and, Wars and Gods and Men, both by Zecharia Sitchin.
For example from the Sumerian clay tablets, we learn that King AN or
Anu, of Nibiru, with his official consort (half-sister) Antu, gave
birth to Enlil who became the (legal) legitimate heir: thus, a
bloodline based on a code of genetic purity,not a code of sexual
behavior based on morality, was established on Earth. And Laurence
Gardner shows how this royal bloodline (rulership) passed from Anu and
Enlil through the Egyptians, the Hebrews, Jesus Christ, the
Merovingian Kings to PRESENT DAY legitimate heirs. See the Ancestry of Adam, pages 239-259 in Genesis
of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning and the
Ancient Bloodline of Jesus, by Laurence Gardner. Check all of
this out for yourself! Also see Rule by Secrecy, by Jim Marrs,
for an exposition of the power dimension mentioned above: from the IMF/Federal
Reserve through Secret Societies to the SUMERIANS, once again!
For an alternative prehistory of the Sumerians and those who were here
before them, see the following information.
Chronicles: Time Chart
- taken from Wars of God and Men, by Zecharia Sitchin
Years Ago I. Events Before the
450,000 On Nibiru, a distant member of our
solar system, life faces slow extinction as the planet's atmosphere
erodes. Deposed by Anu, the ruler Alalu escapes in a spaceship and finds
refuge on Earth. He discovers that Earth has gold that can be used to
protect Nibiru's atmosphere.
445,000 Led by Enki, a son of Anu, the
Anunnaki land on Earth, establish Eridu Earth Station 1 for extracting
gold from the waters of the Persian Gulf.
430,000 Earth's climate mellows. More
Anunnaki arrive on Earth, among them Enki's half sister Ninharsag, Chief
416,000 As gold production falters, Anu
arrives on Earth with Enlil, the heir apparent. It is decided to obtain
the vital gold by mining it in southern Africa. Drawing lots, Enlil wins
command of Earth Mission; Enki is relegated to Africa. On departing Earth,
Anu is challenged by Alalu's grandson.
400,000 Seven functional settlements in
southern Mesopotamia include a Spaceport (Sippar). Mission ControlCenter (Nippur),
a metallurgical center (Badtibira), a medical center (Shuruppak). The ores
arrive by ships from Africa; the refined metal is sent aloft to orbiters
manned by Igigi, then transferred to spaceships arriving periodically from
380,000 Gaining the support of the Igigi,
Alalu's grandson at tempts to seize mastery over Earth. The Enlilites win
the War of the Olden Gods.
300,000 The Anunnaki toiling in the gold
mines mutiny. Enki and Ninharsag create Primitive Workers through genetic
manipulation of Apewoman; they take over the manual chores of the Anunnaki.
Enlil raids the mines, brings the Primitive Workers to the Edin in
Mesopotamia. Given the ability to procreate, Homo sapiens begins to
The Genetic Engineering or Creation of Man according to the Sumerian Clay
200,000 Life on Earth regresses during a new
100,000 Climate warrns again. The Anunnaki
(the biblical Nefilim), to Enlil's growing annoyance, marry the daughters
75,000 The "accursation of Earth" a new Ice
Age begins. Regressive types of Man roam the Earth. Cro Magnon man
49,000 Enki and Ninharsag elevate humans of
Anunnaki parentage to rule in Shuruppak. Enlil, enraged, plots Mankind's
13,000 Realizing that the passage of Nibiru
in Earth's proximity will trigger an immense tidal wave, Enlil makes the
Anunnaki swear to keep the impending calamity a secret from Mankind.
B.C.II. Events After the Deluge
11,000 Enki breaks the oath, instructs
Ziusudra/Noah to build a submersible ship. The Deluge sweeps over the
Earth; the Anunnaki witness the total destruction from their orbiting
Enlil agrees to grant the remnants of Mankind
implements and seeds; agriculture begins in the highlands. Enki
10,500 The descendants of Noah are allotted
three regions. Ninurta, Enlil's foremost son, dams the mountains and
drains the rivers to make Mesopotamia habitable; Enki reclaims the Nile
valley. The Sinai peninsula is retained by the Anunnaki for a post-Diluvial
spaceport; a control center is establshied on Mount Moriah (the future
9780 Ra/Marduk, Enki's firstborn son, divides
dominion over Egypt between Osiris and Seth.
9330 Seth seizes and dismembers Osiris,
assumes sole rule over the Nile Valley.
8970 Horus avenges his father Osiris by
launching the First Pyramid War. Seth escapes to Asia, seizes the Sinai
peninsula and Canaan.
8670 Opposed to the resulting control of all
the space facilities by Enki's descendants, the Enlilites launch the
Second Pyramid War. The victorious Ninurta empties the Great Pyramid of
Ninharsag, half sister of Enki and Enlil,
convenes a peace conference. The division of Earth is reaffirmed. Rule
over Egypt transferred from the Ra/Marduk dynasty to that of Thoth.
Heliopolis built as a substitute Beacon City.
8500 The Anunnaki establish outposts at the
gateway to the space facilities; Jericho is one of them.
7400 As the era of peace continues, the
Anunnaki grant Mankind new advances; the Neolithic period begins. Demigods
rule over Egypt.
3800 Urban civilization begins in Sumer as
the Anunnaki reestablish there the Olden Cities, beginning with Eridu and
Anu comes to Earth for a pageantful visit. A
new city, Uruk (Erech), is built in his honor; he makes its temple the
abode of his beloved granddaughter Inanna/Ishtar.
B.C.III. Kingship on Earth
3760 Mankind granted kingship. Kish is first
capital under the aegis of Ninurta. The calendar begun at Nippur.
Civilization blossoms out in Sumer (the First Region).
3450 Primacy in Sumer transferred to Nannar/Sin.
Marduk proclaims Babylon "Gateway of the Gods." The "Tower of Babel"
incident. The Anunnaki confuse Mankind's languages.
His coup frustrated, Marduk/Ra returns to
Egypt, deposes Thoth, seizes his younger brother Dumuzi, who had betrothed
Inanna. Dumuzi accidentally killed; Marduk imprisoned alive in the Great
Pyramid. Freed through an emergency shaft, he goes into exile.
3100 350 years of chaos end with installation
of first Egyptian Pharaoh in Memphis. Civilization comes to the Second
2900 Kingship in Sumer transferred to Erech.
Inanna given dominion over the Third Region; the Indus Valley civilization
2650 Sumer's royal capital shifts about.
Kingship deteriorates. Enlil loses patience with the unruly human
2371 Inanna falls in love with Sharru Kin
(Sargon). He establishes new capital city, Agade (Akkad). Akkadian empire
2316 Aiming to rule the Four Regions, Sargon
removes sacred soil from Babylon. The Marduk Inanna conflict flares up
again. It ends when Nergal, Marduk's brother, journeys from south Africa
to Babylon and persuades Marduk to leave Mesopotamia.
2291 Naram Sin ascends the throne of Akkad.
Directed by the warlike Inanna, he penetrates the Sinai peninsula, invades
2255 Inanna usurps the power in Mesopotamia;
Naram Sin defiles Nippur. The Great Anunnaki obliterate Agade. Inanna
escapes. Sumer and Akkad occupied by foreign troops loyal to Enlil and
2220 Sumerian civilization rises to new
heights under enlightened rulers of Lagash. Thoth helps its king Gudea
build a ziggurat temple for Ninurta.
2193 Terah, Abraham's father, born in Nippur
into a priestly royal family.
2180 Egypt divided; followers of Ra/Marduk
retain the south; Pharaohs opposed to him gain the throne of lower Egypt.
2130 As Enlil and Ninurta are increasingly
away, central authority also deteriorates in Mesopotamia. Inanna's attempt
to regain the kingship for Erech does not last.
B. C.IV. The Fateful Century
2123 Abraham born in Nippur.
2113 Enlil entrusts the Lands of Shem to
Nannar; Ur declared capital of new empire. Ur Nammu ascends throne, is
named Protector of Nippur. A Nippurian priest Terah, Abraham's father
comes to Ur to liaison with its royal court.
2096 Ur Nammu dies in battle. The people
consider his untimely death a betrayal by Anu and Enlil. Terah departs
with his family for Harran.
2095 Shulgi ascends the throne of Ur,
strengthens imperial ties. As empire thrives, Shulgi falls under charms of
Inanna, becomes her lover. Grants Larsa to Elamites in exchange for
serving as his Foreign Legion.
2080 Theban princes loyal to Ra/Marduk press
northward under Mentuhotep 1. Nabu, Marduk's son, gains adherents for his
father in Western Asia.
2055 On Narmar's orders, Shulgi sends Elamite
troops to suppress unrest in Canaanite cities. Elamites reach the gateway
to the Sinai peninsula and its Spaceport.
2048 Shulgi dies. Marduk moves to the Land of
the Hittites. Abraham ordered to southern Canaan with an elite corps of
2047 Amar Sin (the biblical Amraphel) becomes
king of Ur. Abraham goes to Egypt, stays five years, then returns with
2041 Guided by Inanna, Amar Sin forrns a
coalition of Kings of the East, launches military expedition to Canaan and
the Sinai. Its leader is the Elamite Khedor Women. Abraham blocks the
advance at the gateway to the Spaceport.
2038 Shu Sin replaces Amar Sin on throne of
Ur as the empire disintegrates.
2029 Ibbi Sin replaces Shu Sin. The western
provinces tilt increasingly to Marduk.
2024 Leading his followers, Marduk marches on
Sumer, enthrones himself in Babylon. Fighting spreads to central
Mesopotamia. Nippur's Holy of Holies is defiled. Enlil demands punishment
for Marduk and Nabu; Enki opposes, but his son Nergal sides with Enlil.
As Nabu marshals his Canaanite followers to
capture the Spaceport, the Great Anunnaki approve the use of nuclear
weapons. Nergal and Ninurta destroy the Spaceport and the errant Canaanite
2023 The winds carry the radioactive cloud
to Sumer. People die a terrible death, animals perish, the water is
poisoned, the soil becomes barren. Sumer and its great civilization lie
prostrate. Its legacy passes to Abraham's seed as he begets at age 100 a
legitimate heir: Isaac.
permission of Zecharia Sitchin.
Books by Zecharia Sitchin:
The Earth Chronicles
The Stairway to Heaven
The Wars of Gods and Men
The Lost Realms
When Time Began
The Cosmic Code
The Lost Book of Enki
The Earth Chronicles Expeditions
A movie has already been contracted on The Da Vinci Code!
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I recently received an e-mail causing me to question the Ramtha
phenomenon which inspired the following thoughts.
Mainstream history so far travels
Astronomy ever-expanding vistas reveals
Archeology distant civilizations unearths
--histories or myths? Constantly changing.
The Hebrew Bible has its own Genesis.
The Christians Genesis also invoke.
Evolution or Creationism? Maybe Evolutionary Creationism2
Where, pray-tell, is the truth?
Maybe, all are partially true.
Recently, The Urantia Book
evolutionary revelation--a new interpretation
of Earth (Urantia).
Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles, especially
The 12th Planet; and, The Wars of Gods and Men,
of Sumerian clay tablets detailed research offers,
the Judeo-Christian paradigm overthrowing?
JZ Knight's channeled Being other
Ramtha: A Master's Reflections on the History of Humanity.
Has a 35,000 year old Being actually seen it all?
Was the worship of the Goddess prior to that of the God?
Mark Amaru Pinkham in Return of the Serpent Wisdom; and,
Conversations with the Goddess, for the
female beginnings writes
Can the masculine and feminine be reconciled?
And, of Jesus?
Countless paths to Consciousness
The Jesus path being one.
Which Jesus path? Many those are!
Dogmatic Catholic/Protestant versions/ a Muslim's Prophet.
Historical figure or myth? Which, pray-tell?
A God, an archetype, an ascended Master, a Prophet,
a Teacher Supreme, a friend, ...?
(The Urantia Book: Incarnation of Creator Son Christ Michael:
New Planetary Prince. One of 700,000 Creator Sons of God)
Laurence Gardner's Bloodline of the Holy Grail; and,
Genesis of the Grail Kings sheds light?
Theosophy, Anthroposophy, A Course in Miracles:
What say ye?
To me, the meaning of Jesus? To you?3
Can these finite minds ever know?
Will all this knowledge ever be integrated?
Does it even matter? Yes...and, no.
For billions of people have been killed/maimed
and continue to be
in the name of . . .
Religions and philosophies war against each other
and oftentimes within themselves also,
-- liberals versus conservatives, and more.
Power and control is all! What happened to Love?
Will understanding and peace ever come?
Yes! The answer is in the Power of
the surrender of control.
Now--no need to read anymore
but one can enjoy it at times.
For the mind cannot transcend the mind.
Love, and "the peace that surpasses all understanding."
1. While reading this "poem" my
wife stated: this is really disjointed, it's not a poem! So I achieved my
purpose: intellectual knowledge and truth are disjointed. How can
finite theories explain the Infinite Intelligence? But what fun trying!
2. See the Institute for Evolutionary Creationism on www.NewAgeUniversity.org.
3. Another interpretation, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas,
by Elaine Pagels. Enjoy!
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