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Originally posted by picklewalsh
It's the reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religion, combining as much scholarly knowledge and comparative religion as possible with dollops of personal gnosis.
Hmmm.. i haven't heard of this theory before, could you explain a bit, you have me interested now?
Seriousness in the Esoteric Work
...We want objective realities, not absurd and incoherent dreams. I could not accept dreams; I want objective realities and this is what I wish for all of you. All those objective realities are possible when indeed the Consciousness has been objectified. But it is not possible to objectify the Consciousness if before one has not passed through the Buddhist Annihilation (this term "Buddhist Annihilation" scares the members of many schools).
Indeed, the "annihilation," is something that bothers the schools of cheap pseudo-esotericism and pseudo-occultism. This happens because the Ego does not want to pass through any annihilation; the ego wants to live, at any cost; it does not Desire such annihilation.
Obviously, my dear brethren, we have to comprehend the Doctrine of the Many. Some people have stated that I took the Doctrine of the Pluralized "I" from Gurdjieff, and "How can that be possible that I, the Avatar of Aquarius, took it from him..." Well, they are mistaken, because, I have not taken this doctrine from Gurdjieff, nor is Gurdjieff the author of this doctrine. Gurdjieff took this doctrine from Tibet; it is a Tibetan doctrine. I took this doctrine from the Egypt of the Pharaohs. I knew it in Egypt. I also knew this doctrine in many other ancient schools. However, the first ones who taught this doctrine were the Avatars of Lemuria. So, Gurdjieff took it from Tibet and I took it from Egypt.
Thus, I do not think that it is wrong, the fact that I took it from Egypt. In ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs, the "I" was not known as "ego" ("ego" is a Latin Word); the pluralized "I" was called Seth, and the psychic aggregates, cited by the Tibetans (not exclusively by Mr. Gurdjieff), were known as "the Red Demons of Seth."
We, the Egyptians, knew - and I say "we, the Egyptians" because I am an Egyptian, because this brain that I presently am using in order to think and to speak has been 4,000 years under the earth... [Editor: this lecture was given after he had absorbed the ancient mummy he had left in Egypt many centuries ago.]
We state that Horus was captured by the Red Demons of Seth. When we were speaking in this manner, we wanted to state or to explain to our devotees that the Red Demons of Seth had trapped the human Consciousness.
The devotees of the High and Low Nile understood it, and in general all of us were in a fight against the Red Demons of Seth. Obviously, what I mean is that we were fighting against the "I's" that personify a determined error; and speaking in strict Tibetan language, we were fighting against the psychic aggregates that personify our errors.
In Tibet, the Doctrine of the Many is the foundation of "Lamaism." [Editor: This term was used in the previous century to describe Tibetan Buddhism.] There is no doubt that Mr. Gurdjieff, who lived as Lama in Tibet, extracted the doctrine in order to teach it in the western world...
If one turns to those wells of information, "The Natural Genesis" and the Lectures of Mr. Gerald Massey, the proofs of the antiquity of the doctrine under analysis become positively overwhelming. That the belief of the author differs from ours can hardly invalidate the facts. He views the symbol from a purely natural standpoint, one perhaps a trifle too materialistic, because too much that of an ardent Evolutionist and follower of the modern Darwinian dogmas. Thus he shows that "the student of Bohme's books finds much in them concerning these Seven Fountain Spirits and primary powers, treated as seven properties of nature in the alchemistic and astrological phase of the mediaeval mysteries;"* and adds --
"The followers of Bohme look on such matter as divine revelation of his inspired Seership. They know nothing of the natural genesis, the history and persistence of the Wisdom** of the past (or of the broken links), and are unable to recognise the physical features of the ancient Seven Spirits beneath their modern metaphysical or alchemist mask. A second connecting link between the Theosophy of Bohme and the physical origins of Egyptian thought, is extant in the fragments of Hermes Trismegistus.*** No matter whether these teachings are called Illuminatist, Buddhist, Kabalist, Gnostic, Masonic, or Christian, the elemental types can only be truly known in their beginnings.**** When the prophets or visionary showmen of cloudland come to us claiming original inspiration, and utter something new, we judge of its value by what it is in itself. But if we find they bring us the ancient matter which they cannot account for, and we can, it is natural that we should judge it by the primary significations rather than the latest pretensions.***** It is useless for us to read our later thought into the earliest types of expression, and then say the ancients meant that.* Subtilized interpretations which have become doctrines and dogmas in theosophy have now to be tested by their genesis in physical phenomena, in order that we may explode their false pretensions to supernatural origin or supernatural knowledge.*
But the able author of the "Book of the Beginnings" and of "The Natural Genesis" does -- very fortunately, for us -- quite the reverse. He demonstrates most triumphantly our Esoteric (Buddhist) teachings, by showing them identical with those of Egypt. Let the reader judge from his learned lecture on "The Seven Souls of Man."** Says the author: --
"The first form of the mystical SEVEN was seen to be figured in heaven by the Seven large stars of the great Bear, the constellation assigned by the Egyptians to the Mother of Time, and of the Seven Elemental Powers."
15. So what books should I look for?
Faulkner is the translator I've heard most generally spoken well of; his Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian is recommended.
Originally posted by stalkingwolf
The theory as I recall draws on several different aspects of both biblical and nonbiblical
records of the activities of Jeshua during the missing years. It also draws parallels
between the ancient Judaic beliefs and Practices before the Goddess ( Shekanah sp?)
was banned from the temple ( around the time of the return from Babylon as I recall).
...During this period of 20 years or so he was in and around the Jewish communities
of Egypt it is believed or at least suggested that he studied the beliefs of the
Egyptian people , maybe even in an organized setting (school ?) . It is also thought that he might have on his return to Israel studied at Qumran.
Anyway at some point he is supposed to have seen the parallels between ancient Judism and the Isinian/Osirian beliefs and perhaps melded the two.
Mary Magdalene ,
Most who believe, at least in the possibility of this theory, believe Mary to have
been The Daughter of the High Priest of the Temple @ Capernaum and later A Priestess of the Temple herself possibly/probably The High Priestess. It is also
believed that she was of the Tribe of Benjamin , ( of the Royal House) to whom
Jerusalem was given in the beginning and userped by David.
It is thought that Jeshua was not proclaming a new Religion/ belief but a return
to an older way.
sorry this has been a bit disjointed.
We know the life of the Great Master and we know that Jesus was really a complete man in the fullest sense of the Word. Jesus had a priestess wife, because he was not an infrasexual. The wife of Jesus was evidently a complete Lady Adept, endowed with great secret powers. Jesus travelled through Europe and was a member of a Mediterranean Mystery School. Jesus studied in Egypt and practised Sexual Magic with his priestess inside one of the pyramids. That is how he recapitulated the initiations and later achieved the Venustic Initiation. Jesus travelled through Persia, India, etc. Thus, the Great Master was a Master in the most complete sense of the word.
The Gnostic Movement of SAMAEL AUN WEOR
The Gnostic Movement of SAMAEL AUN WEOR is the synthesis/movement for the new Age of Aquarius.
All (Kriya) of the seven schools of Yoga are within Gnosis, yet, they are in a synthesized and absolutely practical way.
There is Tantric Hatha Yoga in the practices of the Maithuna (sexual magic). There is practical Raja Yoga in the work with the chakras. There is Gnana Yoga in our practices and mental disciplines which we have cultivated in secrecy for millions of years. We have Bakti Yoga in our prayers and Rituals. We have Laya Yoga in our meditation and respiratory exercises. Samadhi exists in our practices with the Maithuna and during our deep meditations. We live the path of Karma Yoga in our upright actions, in our upright thoughts, in our upright feelings, etc.
The secret science of the Sufis and of the Whirling Dervishes is within Gnosis. The secret doctrine of Buddhism and of Taoism is within Gnosis. The sacred magic of the Nordics is within Gnosis. The wisdom of Hermes, Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed and Quetzalcoatl, etc., etc., is within Gnosis. Gnosis is the Doctrine of Christ.
Jesus of Nazareth is truly the Man of synthesis. Jesus of Nazareth was an Essenian and he studied Hebraic wisdom. He had two masters (Rabbis) during his infancy. Nevertheless and furthermore, in spite of his profound knowledge of the Zohar, Talmud and Torah, he is an Egyptian Initiate, an Egyptian Mason. Jesus of Nazareth studied within the pyramid of Kefren. He is an Egyptian Hierophant. He also traveled through Chaldea, Persia, Europe, India and Tibet. The travels of Jesus were not tourist travels, they were travels for the purpose of studying.
Secret documents exist in Tibet which show that Jesus, the Great Gnostic Master was in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, headquarters of the Dalai Lama.
Jesus visited the Cathedral of Jo Kang, the Holy Cathedral of Tibet. Tremendous was all of the knowledge that Jesus acquired in those countries and in all of those ancient schools of Mysteries...
The Great Master Jesus delivered in a synthesized way all the knowledge of Buddhism, Hermeticism, Zoroastrianism, the Talmud, Chaldea, Tibet, etc., etc., etc., already summarized in his Gnosis.
Jesus did not found the Roman Catholic Church, but Jesus founded the Gnostic Church. The Gnostic Church existed in the times of Saint Augustine. This is the Church which was known by Jeronimo, Empedocles, Saint Thomas, Marcion de Ponto, Clement of Alexandria, Tertulian, Saint Ambrosio, Harpocrates and all of the first Fathers of the Church. In that epoch, the Church was named the Catholic Gnostic Church.
The Roman Catholic Church in its present form was not founded by Jesus. This Roman Church is a deviation or corruption, a fallen branch of the holy Gnosticism. The Roman Catholic Church is a cadaver.
Humanity needs to return to the point of departure, it needs to return to the holy Gnosticism of the Hierophant Jesus. Humanity needs to return to the primeval Christianity, to the Gnostic Christianity.
The doctrine of Jesus Christ is the doctrine of the Essenians, the doctrine of the Nazarenes, Peratisens or Peratas, etc., etc., etc.
The doctrine of Jesus Christ is condensed Yoga, essential Yoga, Tibetan Magic, Zen Buddhism, practical Buddhism, Hermetic Science, etc., etc., etc.
All ancient wisdom is within Gnosticism and it is already totally masticated and digested.
Therefore, Jesus, the Divine Master, is the Instructor of the World. If truly what we want is the Intimate Self-realization, then let us practice Gnosis, let us live the path of the Gnostic Arhat.
The best exposition of the Secret Doctrine resides in the Gnostic synthesis of the great Hierophant Jesus the Christ...
The Pillars of jochin and Boaz and their placement and similarity to pillars of the same type in Egypt before the Pharohs ( northern and southern as I recall) and a lintle stone(symbolizing stability and unification) that joined them after Egypt was united under the Pharohs.
An Alchemical symbol of the Intimate Christ dressed with bodies of Gold. When acquired, this stone gives powers over nature. It is lost when thrown in water (through fornication). When the stone is dissolved in (sexual) water, then the metallic Spirit is melted, and interior Magnes escapes. It is said when this happens, one dissolves the stone in water on Saturday (Saturn = death). The Philosophical Stone is passes through phases of development: black, red & white. It is also the Cubic stone of Yesod (Parsifal Unveiled), the stone that Jacob anointed with oil and "a Stone of stumbling, a rock of offense."
Nicolas Valois: “It is a Stone of great virtue, and is called a Stone and is not a stone.”