Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

Why have been the lessons of the unique Christians Brutally Suppressed via the Roman Church?

• simply because they painting Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures in line with the Pagan Godman and Goddess
• simply because they convey that the gospel tale is a religious allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that ends up in legendary enlightenment
• simply because they've got the facility to show the area within out and remodel lifestyles into an exploration of consciousness

Drawing on sleek scholarship, the authors of the overseas bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the key teachings of the unique Christians for the 1st time in virtually millennia and theorize approximately who the unique Christians rather have been and what they really taught. additionally, the ebook explores the numerous myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the misplaced mystery teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those that reach the kingdom of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This bold and debatable booklet recovers the traditional knowledge of the unique Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us this day.

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This enables the archetypal initiatory drama to be performed out at the human point, represented via the tale of Jesus, the saviour of psychic initiates and the ideal instance for pneumatic initiates. The allegorical tale of Jesus and Mary echoes the initiatory trend which was once first performed out archetypally via Christ and Sophia within the pleroma. The Christian fable cycle explains why Jesus has to come back to our rescue and who he particularly is. Ptolemy teaches: ‘The cosmos was once built and the saviour got here to this point to avoid wasting the psyche. ’4 no matter if on an archetypal point, cosmic point or human point, the complete Christian fantasy cycle is set redeeming the psyche – that a part of attention which has turn into pointed out with appearances. Jesus is a picture or embodiment of the archetypal Christ, whose challenge he involves fulfil by way of rescuing the seeds of non secular essence misplaced within the cosmos of appearances. this is often what Paul ability while he teaches that Jesus ‘is the pleroma’, that the ‘pleroma dwells in him’, that ‘in him the pleroma of God lives’,5 that ‘it has happy the daddy that during him may still stay the complete pleroma’,6 that via ‘Gnosis of the depths of Christ’s love, that is truly past knowing’, we could ourselves ‘attain the pleroma of being, the pleroma of God himself’. 7 finally, Paul writes enthusiastically, we are going to all adventure Gnosis of ‘the pleroma of Christ’. eight in line with Ptolemy, Jesus turns into merged with the Christ archetype at his baptism. within the gospel tale, while Jesus is baptized the voice of God broadcasts: ‘This is my liked son, with whom i'm good pleased,’9 and the Holy Spirit descends within the type of a dove. 10 From the Christian fantasy cycle we all know that the Holy Spirit is a pseudonym of the Goddess. Heracleon and Ptolemy let us know that the dove symbolizes ‘Sophia, the mum above’. eleven The dove used to be a frequent image of the Goddess within the historic international and used to be followed through Christians as an emblem of Mary. 12 Christians of the Ophite tuition educate that at his baptism ‘Christ and Sophia, the only enfolding the opposite, descended upon Jesus and he grew to become Jesus Christ’. thirteen we're all photographs of Christ, yet Jesus represents the assumption of the appropriate snapshot, a man or woman who embodies the common attention, represented by means of Christ, and perfected psyche, represented by means of the redeemed Goddess. for that reason Paul teaches: ‘Jesus is the facility of God and Sophia of God. ’14 He involves fulfil the undertaking of the Christ and Sophia/Achamoth, that is to deliver the entire misplaced seeds of cognizance to Gnosis. THE CAVE The gospel tale starts with Jesus being born in a cave and climaxes with him ascending from the cave. prior we instructed that the Christian snapshot of the cave was once derived from Plato’s recognized allegory of the collapse The Republic. From the Christian fantasy cycle we will now basically see that this can be precise. In Plato’s analogy, the human quandary is in comparison to being imprisoned in a depressing cave, the place we mistake as truth the shadows at the partitions, that are forged through humans strolling back and forth within the solar of the skin international.

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