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Born Again, A Holy Brainteaser

Posted in Atheist, belief, Bible, Christianity, faith, prehistory, random, scriptures, theology with tags , , , , on February 14, 2014 by chouck017894

Anything that stunts or hampers the evolutionary process which we speak of as “life” has to be cast off (religiously promoted as “sacrificed”), otherwise our awareness (consciousness) of self cannot advance into its intended evolutionary potential. This is the true meaning behind the Gospel verse which says that you must be “born again” (John 3:3). It is important to note that Jesus, the personification of the Life Principle, is portrayed as allegedly saying this to the bit-part character Nicodemus–a character who appears only twice in Christian myth. He is defined, for some strange reason, as “…a ruler of the Jews.” It should be noted that names in scriptural texts usually hold subtle meaning for those in-the-know.

The name Nicodemus is a cunning device that passes along hidden meaning only to those who have been initiated into sacred language technique, for it is fashioned upon the Latin words necho and demos–which is to say, matter and demon (densest energy action). Thus in this storyline Nicodemus actually represents the energy potential which issues out of the pre-physical void–the Creation process–creative energy passing over into defined matter form. When life becomes defined in the energy involvement as dense matter form it is the beginning of the qualification process which results in transmogrification (changed into a more evolved energy form); and this is the Pagan mystery school teaching which is summed up in Jesus allegedly saying, “No one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again.” The manner of being “born again” was explained to Nicodemus (verse 3) “…Except a man be born of water and spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” What is referred to here is the same spirit that moved upon the waters of Creation in Genesis: in other words, what we today may term the quantum regulation of all energy.

Then later, after Jesus is crucified, it is Nicodemus who allegedly assists in the entombment of Jesus (John 19:39). This verse says, “And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first time came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.” Nicodemus is referred to here as which, not as who! This subtly confirms that what is being referred to is not about some human being, but a personification of an aspect of Creation energy which assisted in bringing life forth out of void conditions (allegorized as night). This is sacred language technique used to alter prehistory lessons concerning the energy phases (Life Principle) that involves toward matter-form with consciousness. The technique that was used in this passion play was fashioned upon very ancient teachings concerning the Creation process—but it is being told backward!

The wording actually admits this by saying that Nicodemus “…the man that came to him (to Jesus) in the night the first time” (as in the beginning). There is no explanation ever given regarding the “first time,” only the vague inference that it referred to the first appearance when Nicodemus is said to have allegedly approached Jesus–in the night (John 3:1-2). Read that line again: Nicodemus is the man that came; not the man who came. The word “that” suggests an undefined thing or action, but the word who would be the proper designation if the verse had designated a living person. This is sacred language technique being used to disguise creative forces as a person, but secret knowledge is conveyed through the references using the inanimate which and that.

Chapter 19 of John then closes with two verses (41-42) that ring like an afterthought: “Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein was never a man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews preparation day…” This garden referred to, “wherein was never a man yet laid” is one and the same as the Garden of Eden in the Creation story. Therefore the sepulcher “wherein was never a man yet laid” was inspired by ancient lessons regarding the archetypal Earth where life is to arise as explained in prehistory cosmology lessons: so the tomb that is referred to is the use of allegory and has absolutely nothing to do with any actual sepulcher in Judea.

Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea came to the sepulcher together, and strangely they brought with them medicinal potions, not potions commonly used in that timeframe for the preparation of a body for burial. Spices and ointments, myrrh and aloes according to John 19:39, which infers that Jesus was not dead but in a state of energy alteration. He was indeed to be resurrected, but not as it has come to be interpreted. Revitalized, we could say today. Remember, no time was wasted in taking down the seemingly lifeless body of Jesus, and it is made clear that they hurried to place him in a new tomb. And too, the two Marys, mother of James and Mary Magdalene, also brought similar medicinal provisions when they went to the tomb immediately after the end of the Sabbath. And what about the set design—the curious setting of the crucifixion taking place immediately adjacent to a privately owned garden where a brand new tomb awaited? That was peculiarly convenient for such a public execution.

There is still another angle to this plotline which links it to the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings (Creation); consider the two Gospel characters named Joseph in peripheral roles. It should be remembered that the name Joseph in Hebrew means “he shall add,” like a builder. Joseph in Genesis is the eleventh son of the patriarch Jacob/Israel, and it is he who supposedly moved his whole family into Egypt–an advanced plane of existence–where his descendants remained and multiplied until Moses allegedly led the Israelites toward the Promised Land (energy as matter). In Gospel we then have the widower Joseph who became the husband of Mary, the surrogate father of Jesus, and he was allegedly a carpenter–a builder. Thus the implication is that Jesus had also been schooled as a carpenter. And finally there is also Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jew who is depicted as coming “secretly” in the night (as had Nicodemus) to the sepulcher to take away the body of Jesus. As bit players neither of these Josephs have any speaking roles. This later Joseph appears in the story only to bury Jesus, mimicking how Joseph buried his father, Jacob/Israel, in Genesis 50:7-13. From this divine storyline the church put forth the claim that Joseph of Arimathea (the rich Jew) later became the founder of Christianity in Britain and founded the monastery at Glastonbury. And he is, of course, regarded as a “saint.”

And that, as they say, is the holy truth.

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Three Crosses, Earthquakes and Darkened Skies

Posted in Atheist, belief, Christianity, faith, life, prehistory, random, religion, scriptures, theology with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by chouck017894

Christian faith became symbolized by a severe cross only after the 300 CE timeframe. Before that general timeframe the cult from which a corporate-style church would be founded had represented themselves by two arced lines which resembled a fish. This was partially due to an understanding that Earth’s full entry into the Age of Pisces had occurred c. 60 BCE. It was seen as an auspicious time for a gentler faith than had been represented in the previous zodiacal ages of bull sacrifice (Age of Taurus) and ram (lamb) sacrifice (Age of Aries).

In the events that allegedly led up to the crucifixion, there is the token offering allegedly made by Pontius Pilate to the Jews in honor of their feast day (Passover) giving amnesty for a criminal: Jews were to choose between Jesus and another criminal to be pardoned from execution. The name of the pardoned man is given as Barabbas, which happens to mean “son of the father.” Something is implied here, for that name would seem to be more appropriate reference to Jesus if he was, as claimed, the “only begotten son of God.”

We should remember that two thousand years ago the sentence of crucifixion was the punishment handed out to persons of the Roman Empire who had been involved in some traitorous or violent antigovernment activity. Ordinary thieves, for example, did not merit that sadistic punishment of political crimes. So the dramatic touch of three crosses on the apex of a hill with Jesus, the personification of the Life Principle, in the center carried coded meaning to those who shared secret ancient teachings; the alleged scene did not adhere to standard procedures.

In the passion drama of the Christian crucifixion it is related that Jesus was crucified between two thieves. The book of Matthew 27:38 relates, “Then there were two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.” In the later book of Saint John 19:18 it is explained, “Where they crucified him, and two others, with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst…” Note: The two are called “thieves” here. In Greek texts, we should note, the men on each side of Jesus were described as lestai, which means “thugs” or “brigands”—or what we might think of as resistance fighters. This certainly makes it sound more politically authentic, but despite the more plot-worthy Greek version the fact remains that no official records of such a happening have ever been found. On the other hand, official record offices were often burned down in the many Jewish rebellions.

As the drama is traditionally accepted, the question of who was really responsible for the execution of Jesus hangs uncertainly between the Romans and the Jews. Crucifixion was the Roman method of disposing of political rebels, but Pontius Pilate washed his hands of the setup. The argument is put forth by some that Jesus was associated with Zealots who rejected Roman rule: the Zealots were indeed most emphatic that they did not recognize the legitimacy of Herod-appointed priests serving in the Temple of Solomon. So the blame for the death sentence is (conveniently) a toss-up. And where did the tradition of three crosses at one specific hilltop on Earth originate? Gospel accounts of Mark, Matthew and John provide differing and very few details much like a passion play formula, and, as pointed out, two common thieves (or even lestai) would not be crucified, which was primarily the punishment for political activists against the Roman government. There was in these sparse story elements an extremely important message to those who had privileged access to knowledge taught in mystery schools of that timeframe which explained the involving energy processes of Creation. Knowing the ancient teachings that were once given with constellation illustrations explains why Jesus, the Life Principle, was portrayed as telling only one of the “thieves” that he would enter Heaven with him. Luke 23:43 tells us that Jesus told the thief on his right, “This day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.”

In this Christianized version refashioned from prehistory teachings, Jesus personifies the Life Principle; thus the “thief” on his left represents the involving primal elements which amass into defined energy-as-matter-form, and the “thief” on the right represents the transcendence of those creative energies into higher frequency dimensions: hence the “thief” on his right would “enter Heaven.” This is the Life Principle speaking to the evolutionary side of the Creation process. If this is not true then it means that the savior was guilty of dispensing conditional love, and that is not considered to be a divine attribute! From this manufactured holy account, however, the faith system acquired another “saint,” and the so-called “good thief” is addressed as “Saint Dismas.”

In the book of Matthew, the second Gospel to be written, in verse 27 referring to the crucifixion it is elaborated, “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent…” Then it is alleged in Luke 23 that following the crucifixion there was “…a darkness over all the earth”, which is claimed to have lasted from the sixth hour to the ninth hour. Oddly, the first written Gospel, Mark, said nothing of such traumatizing happenings. And strangely, these unusual and frightening events were never mentioned in any contemporary records or chronicles. This despite the fact that Roman officials (such as Pontius Pilate) kept some of the most detailed records of events of any era. Nor did any noted Roman historian ever report on such abnormal happenings. The reason for these claims of supernatural happenings, which are not recorded in any legitimate chronicle, is that the whole episode, as with the three crosses, is drawn upon ancient teachings of elementary energies as source of Creation which were once explained using constellations as their illustration. These lesson divisions are represented even today with the zodiac signs, a clock-like diagram, so the “hours between six and nine” refer to the lessons which covered the span of self-aware matter-life that were given with the signs Leo, Virgo and Libra. (In those ancient Creation-cosmology lessons, Aquarius, the water sign, was at the twelve o’clock position—and represent the same waters of Creation spoken of in Genesis.) These lessons, “the sixth to ninth hour,” concerned Creation’s energies at the developmental stage where defined physical matter-forms with self-awareness are made manifest. In other words, the darkening (or congealing) of energy into matter (as “all the earth” referred to in Luke.)

The next prehistory lesson that followed the matter signs was presented with constellation Scorpio, which concerned transfiguration. The “veil of the temple” which Matthew said was rent apart refers to the further division of Creation energies—the primal energies of undefined prototypal matter formation (spoken of as Involution) being transformed with aware-consciousness which is to be tempered and refined in limited matter form from which it is to transcend. Essentially this energy dimension continues the same process which was allegorically depicted with God parting the waters in Genesis when Creation was activated.

This point also clarifies a curious story element found in Luke 23:34 where Jesus allegedly said from the cross, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.” Even as divine as Jesus is declared to be, the physical agony endured in crucifixion makes it unlikely that he could have spoken lucidly. Furthermore, the distance from the noisy milling crowd would have made such a speech virtually inaudible. But the alleged words do adhere to the ancient teachings, for here is depicted the Life Principle suspended upon a symbol of matter forgiving the primal circumstances that delivers aware-consciousness into its evolutionary potential. The forgiveness expressed in this incident is therefore from the perspective of divine indifference, which is to say there is nothing in these evolving energy processes that is to be condemned.

But that non-condemning aspect of those ancient teachings provided no faith system career opportunities.

More details on prehistory teachings are available in the books The Shiny Herd (Ancient Secrets Hidden in the Sky), and in The Celestial Scriptures (Keys to the Suppressed Wisdom of the Ancient), both by this author.