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Supper With Jesus

Posted in Atheist, belief, Christianity, faith, random, religion, scriptures with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by chouck017894

Long before the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the Gnostics in the city of Antioch understood and taught that the evolving and self-advancing creative energies out of Source were active as the Life Principle: this they referred to as the Chrest. (See post Birthplace and Delivery of Christianity, March 2013.) This understanding, which had been taught (using the twelve major constellations for illustrative focus) became lost–intentionally lost. In those ancient pre-Christian lessons, “crucifixion” was symbolic terminology used to distinguish the event of aware-consciousness willingly taking on–or nailing itself to an identity in matter-form (energy into matter). As such, the example of crucifixion was the principal image to illustrate the Creation lessons in which life energy passes over into a self-aware entity.

The events leading up to the NT version of crucifixion, beginning with the Last Supper, strongly indicate that the story is drawn upon those pre-history lessons on Creation. Jesus personifies the Life Principle, and so in the NT version Jesus instructs both Peter (who personifies densest matter, and thus cast as the “rock” of the church), and Jesus’ favorite disciple John (who personifies light) on how to find the place where they are to have supper, “…for the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called Passover.” (Luke 22:1) Unleavened bread always symbolized pre-physical elements which are to pass over–or manifest into defined matter-forms. To find where they were to “prepare” for the meal, Jesus instructs these two apostles, “…behold, when ye enter into the city (into the energy phase leading into matter manifestation), there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water (the sign of Aquarius, the water bearer with which the ancient lessons of Creation began); follow him into the house (into the involving energy planes) where he entereth in” (Luke 22:10). The Life Principle would naturally “desire” to “…eat this pass over with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:15). The Life Principle, personified as Jesus, has to partake (or gather together) with the Patriarchal Principles of Creation in order to manifest out of primal energies and manifest as a self-aware matter form.

The Last Supper is presented in Christian interpretation as the preamble to what is inaccurately presented as a physical crisis, but in the ancient Creation lessons it had taught how Creation energies transform into matter form. There are, therefore, differing accounts of the happenings surrounding the alleged Last Supper, and biblical scholars have long been stymied by the numerous puzzles that these versions of Jesus’ last days present. For example, was the supper supposed to be the Jewish Passover meal for which Jesus and his disciples had gathered as Luke presents it? In John 13:1 and 19:14, however, the text is clear that the supper took place the day before Passover, with Jesus conversing and praying with his disciples. In the other Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke), however, each differ from John’s account in numerous ways more than they differ from each other.

A strong clue that the Last Supper was not a historic happening rests in the fact that the earliest mention of the Last Supper was not given in the Synoptic Gospels at all, but only appeared later in letters (allegedly penned by Paul) some twenty to thirty years before the “Gospels” had been collected into a dogma-styled scriptural text. The avowed writings of Paul were drawn upon by the author primarily from ancient Creation-cosmology texts, which had used star groupings (constellations) as illustration. Elements from these ancient lessons were reworked to fit in with and smooth over the conflicting Peter-was-the-Christian-church-foundation dogma as implied in Mark, Matthew and Luke. Gnostic teachings were certainly available in the timeframe in which Paul is said to have preached, but those older teachings had focused more on the involvement of primal energies, after which each self-aware consciousness enters upon its matter-form identity. This developmental energy of the Life Principle responsible for this transformation into matter was known to the Gnostics in Antioch as the Chrest.

According to the St. John version, however, which was written in a later timeframe (c. 105-106 CE), Jesus was making ready for his crucifixion–to supposedly exit (not enter) this energy plane of matter. It is not pure coincidence, therefore, that the Last Supper and Passover are jumbled together in Christian myth: both observances are based upon the same ancient scientific teachings on how energy manifests or passes over into matter form. Both traditions intentionally recast the prehistory Creation lessons of manifestation of energy into matter by disguising the order of development. In Jewish myth, the Israelites are the personifications of the elemental energies which allegedly fled Egypt, with Egypt symbolizing the abundance out of Source from which they were to go forth to claim the “Promised Land” (energy as matter). But in the Roman version Jesus is portrayed as about to exit this temporary energy-as-matter plane.

In the St. John version of Jesus presiding over the Last Supper, it can only be properly understood as the dramatization of spirit (the Life Principle) making ready to take on its matter experience–not departing from its temporary matter form. This is why so many little details differ in the four Gospel versions. All do agree on one thing: that the twelve apostles were present at the supper. That agreement of plot is because the apostles represent the twelve patriarchal principles of Creation which are necessary for Creation to occur, and which were illustrated in the ancient teachings with the twelve major constellations. Thus Jesus, personifying the Life Principle, is portrayed as breaking unleavened bread–the symbol of the energy-substance of life–and saying, “This (energy-substance) is my body which is for you.” (This was not in the original Mark or 1 Corinthians or Luke texts, but inserted later.)

Jesus is then portrayed as taking up the cup, saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood…” (1 Corintians 11:25–written in a later 94-100 CE timeframe). Other versions have it as “This cup is a new covenant…” The “cup” is clearly drawn upon the ancient pre-Gnostic lessons which used constellations as illustrations for the lessons. The “cup” was part of the Leo lessons and was given with the associate constellation Crater–“cup”, which taught of the water/wine of life (energies which are to ferment into self-aware life), and this energy activity is the “blood”, which is the true covenant with life.

The Romanized version of Jesus’ crucifixion which then follows was fashioned upon Gnostic versions of the more ancient Creation lessons which taught of formation activity in the Creation process where energy becomes active as matter. This also explains why the “saviors” of numerous other religions were also said to have been crucified–or nailed upon the cross of physical life. These include the Persian Mithras, the Babylonian Tammuz, the Druid Hesus, the Chaldean Criri, the East Indian Krishna, and others.

When reading the Gospels, there is nothing that provides any clear indication of where or at what point Jesus became transfigured into Christ. The four storylines spun out in Mark, Matthew, Luke and John do little to set things in reasonable perspective. But in those pre-history lessons, scientific principles and spiritual understanding always reinforced each other.