The Blood libel accused the Jews of kidnapping Christians (usually Children) to use their blood in the making of Matzah bread.
On the surface, this appears to be a baseless accusation. But when looked at from the perspective of Gnosticism, this libel against the Jews seems to
have been based on a metaphysical doctrine, thats projected into society.
The mystic axiom of “as above, so below” appears to be a motive for why metaphysical ideas are projected into human society and culture. That what
exists ‘above’ – in its profound truth, also be reflected here on Earth.
On the Metaphysical level, Christians symbolize “Christ”, or “the self”, perceived to be a higher, clearer and truer perception of reality.
Jews, on the other hand symbolize the “ego” – the “I” which worries about morality and ethics, indifferent to the higher perception of the
The Jew in his “egoic ignorance” acts with false humility – which is symbolized by Matzah (this is how it is understood in Judaism) and by doing
so, he destroys (or suppresses the expression) of the perfection and innocence of the natural “self” – symbolized by the Christian child.
Thus, the blood libel, at a metaphysical atleast, had truth to Gnostics. The Jew does indeed according to their theological psychology, “sucks the
blood of the natural self in pursuit of humility”. But on a physical level, in the real world, no Jew ever, in his right mind, would engage in
kidnap, ritualistic murder, and then ingest the blood of a human child. All of these acts go blatantly against Biblical and Rabbinical law.
It even appears this metaphysical Gnostic doctrine was encoded in paintings from this era.
Portrait of St Simon of Trent, 1607, depicts a child with an inappropriate smirk on his face, possibly alluding to a “secret” he may have. The
pen in his hand further alludes to that idea.
This Altobello Melone, Simon of Trent, ca.1521, oil on panel, depicts the child Simon of Trent in a crooked and awkward stance. Implying perhaps a
“crooked” logic, or “secret which is too profound to tell”… Again, he has a pen in his hand.
This Stone medallion with the purported martyrdom scene of Simonino di Trento. Palazzo Salvadori, Trent, has Simon of Trent positioned in the typical
Christ pose – furthering the metaphysical connection between Christ – the self – and the Christian child of the blood libels
Almost every depiction of Simon of Trent has Simon standing in a contorted way. What is the symbolism of this?? A “crooked” stance would
correspond to a crooked mentality or logic. Even in common parlance, someone who is “crooked” is unfair or criminal
This picture has 5 Jews. One on a Goat, another on a boar – but backwards, one behind the boar, another with horns protruding from his forehead, and
another on the ground sucking milk from the pigs breasts. This virulent picture presents the Jew – Ego - as being “backwards”, as haughty (the
goat) and the one who sucks the milk of the boar could possibly allude to the Jewish worship of the “demiurge” - who is a "pig" compared to the
true "father" of Gnostic-Christian cosmology.
The above information i believe shows that the blood libels, and anti-Judaism preaching of various Fransciscan and Dominican monks, particularly
Bernardine of Feltre in the 15th century, was ultimately rooted in a "secret Doctrine" available only to the pneumatics - the spiritual elite - and
this doctrine, ironically, is the same thing taught by the Gnostics, Cathars etc which the Church officially castigates as heretical.
This same blood libel was perpetuated a century later in Orthodox Russia; this time the Hasidim being the ones to suffer the accusations. Like in
Europe, Gavriil of Belostok - a child saint and martyr - is b]today venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church as a saint.
The general archetypal idea of Jews - Ego - lower consciousness which percieves "moral differentiations" - is chased by Christian Mobs who represent
the "self". This is the acting out on earth of a metaphysical doctrine, an archetypal process where the self destroys the ego.
This is the true reason behind antisemitism.