On the face of it this should be a Millennium Newsletter celebrating the birth, 2,000 years ago, of Jesus of Nazareth. But this particular millennium is more than that. It marks the end of the 2,000 year Age during which many of those who followed Him did their level best to carry out Jesus' 'commandments'. It is also the beginning of an Age in which we shall either change our whole attitude to life and living, or else allow a megacalamity to destroy the entire ecosystem.
I must interpose here for a moment to deal with a widespread misconception: modern scholars' claim that the New Testament was written a generation or more after Jesus' death and has been manipulated to suit (in particular) the Church's ends. That claim is refuted by 'The Jesus Papyrus', by Thiede and d'Ancona, 1996 (ISBN 0 297 86658 6), which is about an overlooked piece of very ancient papyrus Thiede found in a back room of Magdalene College Library (Oxford), which is part of the Gospel of Matthew. Its date (AD40 or earlier) establishes that its first readers knew Jesus, had seen Him perform miracles, and had heard Him preach. We may be sure a bunch of people as firedup as the Early Christians were would have thrown out any account of Christ's teaching which was mediocre, inadequate or inaccurate. Any account that has survived from AD40 has to be true to facts they who were in the know considered worthy of retention. On that evidence, notwithstanding scholars' claims to the contrary, the gospels' every word is to be taken at face value.
We can study the gospels with confidence in their veracity, and accept Jesus was educated in Egypt. From other sources we know Egypt hosted very remarkable knowledge; and that when, as a stripling, Jesus returned to his native land, He astounded the Jewish 'doctors ... [who] were astonished at his understanding ...' (Luke 2: 467).
Next: Jesus' uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, on one of his trips to load up with tin from the Cornish mines, brought Jesus to England. This seems quite likely when one considers the type of person Jesus was. (Just what He was is important to the Elizabeth Bellhouse Foundation (the EBF) because its work and its outcome: Vita Fons II (which appears to be both unique and invaluable), are based on insights into His teaching).
What is particularly pertinent is that (as Vita Fons II does) the gospels deal in the interconvertibility of energy and matter. They also contain invaluable insights into an Energy capable of upgrading Matter to the point that the Early Christians healed ALL the sick who came to them for healing (Acts 5:16). Furthermore, these people were entirely committed body, soul and spirit to something which has tended to escape us. (I shall come to it in a moment. And, of set purpose, emphasise it).
Most of Jesus' teaching arose out of the Egyptians' knowledge, which came from Hermes Trismegistus, who was said to possess very advanced knowledge of (1) divinity, (2) the archetypes(1), (3) the heavenly bodies, (4) of man and (5) of Nature. This phenomenally knowledgeable man was said to have arrived in Egypt 'from the West'. And from what we know that makes sense for, then as now, westward from Egypt, you come to the Atlantic seaboard and its islands. The land to 'the West' (from which Hermes Trismegistus went to Egypt) was notable for the density of its megalithic monuments, the greatest concentration of which is in the British Isles. What engrosses today's Briton (anything calculated to make life easier) would have held no interest for Jesus. It was what megalithic man studied (man's relationships with the divine, his fellows and Nature) that gripped the youth whose birth we have good reason to celebrate 2,000 years after it occurred.
In His thirst for knowledge Jesus is said to have spent time in Glastonbury (Somerset) a town built on one of the 'signs' of the giant zodiac constructed by people having very inclusive interests. This particular sign depicts a phœnix plucking down from her breast to line the nest in which she will lay her egg (2). Jesus is said to have built a chapel in what are, now, the grounds of the ruined Abbey. If He built a chapel in this place dedicated to resurgence He must have been deeply moved by megalithic man's insights. Seemingly He attempted not only to absorb the atmosphere of the place, but also to acquire as much knowledge as He could do from the people from among whom came not only Hermes Trismegistus, but also the fabled Orpheus. A man who had such a very meaningful rapport with Nature that it was said of him:
Trees awoke and knew him,
And the wild things gathered to him'.
In other words, not only could Orpheus overcome 'the fear of man and the dread of man' (Gen 9:2) which became general after The Flood but he also had the ability to rouse the plant kingdom from the state of shock in which it has been sunk ever since man's 'Fall'.
It is clearly stated in the book of Genesis that mankind's Fall from grace was echoed throughout all the kingdoms of Nature. There is evidence that this fact weighed heavily on Jesus' mind. And one can surmise it weighed on megalithic man's mind too. The quality of the Response Orpheus' 'seven stringed lyre' was able to elicit from mineral, plant and animal was such that water flowed uphill to be near him, mountains bowed their hoary heads and, in their delight, animals dropped not only their defences in order to be near him, but also their interspecies aggressions, so that, friend and foe, they all gathered round him. And 'trees awoke'. But there was one thing which defeated Orpheus. Although he gave it everything he had to give, he could not reinstate 'eternal life' in the place Death had usurped. Nevertheless: in Orpheus' attainment deeply meaningful Resurgence had taken place.
Orpheus was able to reinstate elements of the AtOnement which is characteristic of the fabled paradise in which The Creator placed mankind when He first 'created him ...' with power over all living things (Gen 1:2627). It is exciting that twentieth century science is just beginning to glimpse the existence of 'power' of the type Orpheus wielded.
Careful measurements have been made of megalithic man's constructions. Using which Keith Critchlow ('Time Stands Still', ISBN 086092 039) showed the megalithic 'circles' incorporate very advanced geometry (geometry: earthmeasurement). Knight & Lomas ('Uriel's Machine', ISBN 0712 80071) show megalithic man studied the heavens in the very special environment created by those laboratories of his. Plato wrote a dissertation on what he called the 'nuptial number'. This number is incorporated in the 'Pythagorean' triangle which appears again and again in the megalithic constructions (2,000 years before Pythagoras lived). The numbers it delivers connect it with the length of human gestation, with Proportion, and with man's relationship to the entire environment.
That brilliant young man, Jesus of Nazareth, must have considered megalithic man carried out invaluable research. Why else would He have visited Britain, spent time here and immersed Himself in the atmosphere megalithic man had created? By the time He entered on His ministry He had acquired far more knowledge than that directly reported in the New Testament. (The Evangelists tell us He taught advanced knowledge in private).
In around AD70 the Romans sacked Jerusalem and the Roman soldiers killed every Christian they could lay hands on. It was a holocaust. And as a result of it the invaluable knowledge Jesus had amassed was lost. But that is not to say we could not retrieve some of it by following in His footsteps and studying the megaliths and Orpheus in depth.
The Church which was set up subsequent to the AD70 holocaust certainly had no clue to the esoteric knowledge He taught. 'Miracles' (the outcome of converting upgraded energy into sanctified matter) have been very rare indeed during the 2,000 years it has existed. But prior to AD70 Christians' ability to heal was total. Never before, or since, has any form of healing come anywhere near that practised by those Early Christians.
That is one thing we should acknowledge. However there is another: postAD70 Christians did something for which the whole world has reason to be thankful. Although they had lost all knowledge of the method taught by Jesus they were wholehearted in their desire to do what He asked of them: succour all who suffer. They cared for sufferers to the best of their ability. And this coloured the vibes they emitted. Their pronounced love of Christ made their vibes more potent than their level of achievement warranted.
... But, a whole section of modern science has established that the type of vibes given off by man's heart and mind affects the behaviour of everything in the world. I.e: twentieth century science is coming to a view of reality which echoes that set down by Moses in the opening chapters of Genesis: man's vibes affect everything in creation. Thus: according to the findings of advanced science, the Christian Churches' call to their members to succour those in distress will have had a mellowing effect on an ecosystem which had been so incessantly exposed to every sort of Blasphemy, Aggression and Violence, that natural forces brought to an end the preFlood Reality man's vibes had built up. Virtually every living thing on the planet was eliminated. That total calamity was the outcome of the 'thoughts of [a set of people] whose hearts were continuously evil' (Gen 6:5). Only a handful survived: those who were just, and perfect insofar as their descent from the Fallen Adam and Eve would allow. (All this is history, and it will have been known to the welleducated Jesus).
His commandment to his followers to heal the sick (Mat 10:8; Mark 6:1013; Luke 9:2; 9:6; 10:19) was always coupled with instructions to pass on what He taught which was (1) to love God with all one's heart and soul and mind and strength and understanding; and (2) to love one's neighbour (and that, Jesus made clear, meant everyone and anything with which one had contact) with the intensity and ceaseless care that one bestows on one's own interests. And it is fair to say that huge numbers of Christians have tried really hard to do that particularly in regard to their fellow human beings.
Now, supposing it were true and it probably was that at the time Jesus was born man had again become so evil that another megadisaster was in the offing, according to the findings of modern science the fact that a critical number of people did their level best to succour the sick and needy would have averted it.
It is smart to snigger at the early Christians' belief that the end of the world was nigh. But historical facts and cutting edge science suggest that their belief was sound. Those au fait with the implications of twentieth century scientific findings are aware that what The Saviour told His followers to do could have averted an imminent mega catastrophe.
Here we should take careful note: Christ's followers were to do more than
eschew all Hatred, Aggression and Cruelty: they were to actively care for, and
improve the lot of, those who suffer. That is: in changing the way many a
Piscean Age man lived, it is reasonable to surmise that Jesus did, indeed, save the planet from
an appalling disaster.
Weare now moving out of the Piscean Age (the symbol of which is a fish) and into the Age of Aquarius: the Age symbolised by a man who has a jar of water on his shoulder which he is tipping into the open mouth of a very thirsty fish. This symbol shows us Anthropos (archetypal man) giving the Fish (the symbol which came to be equated with Christianity) a draught of water (conscious Awareness) which The Fish is very eager to acquire. So the symbol for the Age we are entering is telling us that: supraphysical Man is quashing a very notable effect of The Fall: impaired Awareness. (It is not only 'the trees' that are in Shock. The human race is too).
We now face another catastrophe. And we know it. And furthermore we are Aware who set it up. Climate is destabilised. Earthquakes echoing our violence abound. Lethal chemicals and synthetic vibes pollute air, water and soil. And man who was created with power over everything looks askance at a pandemic of disease he cannot cope with.
Of this crisispoint, knowingly risking his reputation as a scientist, Jung wrote: '... transformation started in the historical era and left its traces first in the passing of the aeon of Taurus into that of Aries, and then of Aries into Pisces, whose beginning coincides with the rise of Christianity. We are now nearing the great change which may be expected when the springpoint enters Aquarius [which will be in 2001] ... I am, to be quite frank, concerned for all those who are caught unprepared for the events in question ... I deem it my duty to do what I can in this respect ...' (3). Despite the fact that, when publishing this, Jung had to take his courage in both hands, noone has ever classed him with the lunatic fringe.
Knowingly or unknowingly, there are others beside Jung who deem it their duty to do what they can do to alter man's reaction to Challenge: to change his outlook: to try to ensure that the calamity which stares us in the face(4), and is now causing immense concern, passes us by. Of these, the EBF is but one. Its insights do not conflict with those of cutting edge scientists, e.g. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Professor Peter Russell, nor with Monty Roberts' findings 'The Man Who Listens to Horses' (ISBN 0 09 180206 7), whose work has direct relevance to what Orpheus achieved and what Jesus commanded His followers to do. (I shall explain, but first having reiterated that everything in Nature echoes the condition of man's inner being I'll put you in the picture).
Monty's father made his living by 'breaking' horses. Few are aware of the appalling brutality meted out during this process it is so extreme that some horses are killed. All are broken in spirit. Rather than risk more of the kicking and beating and whipping they have endured for weeks, they will do their best to understand what is wanted of them, and attempt to do it. (This is exceedingly difficult for a horse, whose brain is remarkably small). Monty's father meted out the same treatment to his little son. The child was constantly thrashed. One day he went to his father's horses for comfort and found that, like him, they (whom his father classed as vicious) they too, sought friendship and understanding. From then on he 'listened to' horses. And what he found (this is me speaking not Monty) was something Orpheus knew was there. Something Jesus told his followers to appeal to. Something St Paul sensed something that, as a 16 year old, was revealed to me. The overall picture is this ...
As the Egyptians knew, all things are descended from 'The Word'. Orpheus and St John said the same thing: all things both issue from 'The Word' and contain It.
Words are purposefully crafted energy. Thus: we and creation exist, as material things, by virtue of divinely crafted energy. This presupposes that Energy can become Matter which, because it is 'purposeful' has an inbuilt Resolve. Jesus told His disciples what that Resolve should be: love God and your "neighbour".
Twentieth century man knows (for certain) that matter and energy are interchangeable we have nuclear power to prove it. Man was not created to lead a life of ease. He was created to represent God to all other forms of creation, and since 'God' is a lifeemitting and purposeful energy, man should be lifeemitting and have a clear purpose which should be to create conditions 'on Earth' which echo those 'in Heaven'. Somewhere he has slipped up badly for the fact is that, instead of a Oneness of Earth and Heaven, his heart and mind emit lethal vibes: every creature dies. Although something is very wrong, Western man has increased the amperage of this lethal energy, and denies that it is possible to know the ultimate cause, the Supreme Being, or the End he should aim for.
Thankfully the end of those misconceptions is in sight. In part because the EBF's work demonstrates the existence of a beneficial interconversion (between energy and matter) in respect of all four kingdoms of Nature: mineral, plant, animal and human. But there is far more. Of modern scientists: Rupert Sheldrake has established that materialistic science is unsound; Herbert Benson MD that 'man is wired for God'; Prof. Karl Pribram that other realities besides the material exist (i.e. man has existence as a creature of soul and spirit as well as body). Profs. Peter Russell, Colborn, Dumanoski, Myers (and many others) have established that we have very little time left in which to get our act together. Sir Alister Hardy FRS established that man's desire to set up an effective interface with God is as insistent as the sexual urge. Profs. Jahn and Dunne (of Princeton University) and 30 years' work at the University of Nevada's Consciousness Research Laboratory have shown that Nature's behaviour echoes man's emotional reaction and his mental intention. The vibes man emits, Profs. Bohm and Weber submitted, are absorbed into a 'ground beyond Time a [supraphysical] totality into which fixed dispositions [such as Ruthlessness, Aggression and Violence] are injected, from which regardless of Time and Space, they are projected, and in which those dispositions [evils of all sorts] become connected together'. That is: man's actions and vibes amalgamate, and that amalgam provides the quality of the (material) reality in which he lives. Which is what the Ancient Egyptians taught, what brought about The Flood and The Fall to whose everescalating amperage we are subject.
It is clear where we stand. We will either take all this knowledge to heart or be responsible for the implementation of a megacalamity. It is clear that we need to begin anew. Jesus Christ bestowed on His disciples Awareness of how to begin anew to the extent that they became new people who healed ALL the sick who came to them for healing.
Where are we to begin? At the beginning of course! With the fact that man's job is to represent God to His creation. In respect of which we must bear in mind that the Risen Christ told his disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:25): (i.e. impress on the senses of every creature that man has, at last, woken up to the fact that it is he and he alone who can make a Oneness of Heaven and Earth AND furthermore that he has every intention of giving it his very best shot).
For the thousands of years man has subjugated horses: he has thrashed them mercilessly, spurred them till the blood ran, used barbarous bits to control them, overworked them and, as often as not, starved them, bled them and eaten them. And still it is as true to say of them as was said of that other emission of The Word: Jesus:
'you descended into a great ignorance,
but you have not been defiled by anything in it.
For you descended into a great mindlessness,
and your recollection [of the Garden of Eden] remained' (5).
The horse is telling us that even if he is the only one displaying it nobility is not extinct.
Monty Roberts knew the truth of this when his father's broken and friendless horses offered solace to the 7 year old who crept in among them seeking comfort. They, the undefiled, reacted to the little boy's need with heartfelt sympathy. St. Paul knew another truth about Nature when he wrote: 'all creation is standing on tiptoe, straining to catch the very first glimpse of the SonsofGod coming into their own' (Rom 8:19 & 22, 3) in her depths Nature knows more than man. Even I knew a truth about her when, at the age of 16, I heard the utter hopelessness in Nature's voice and entered into her despair as she wept for the 'food' she needs and felt she would never get: the spiritual nourishment man was created to provide her with which Anthropos will provide during the incoming Age and St. John says Christ laid immense stress on. Not only are we to feed every creature under heaven: we are to guard them from all evil. And that 'evil' can arise in one area only: our hearts. We are not merely to keep our hearts pure: we are to set them to work building an echo of the Garden of Eden: a 'Holy [manmade] City' in which is no grief, no malice, no misbegotten thing.
We have enough knowledge to make a start, and know where to look for more. And we have (by the grace of God) Vita Fons II that secondary fount of Life which increases Awareness on all levels of being: body, soul and spirit & brain, emotions and mind.
If we were to set our minds to it we could make a go of constructing conditions in which are no grief, no malice, and no misbegotten thing. It is what Christ wanted of His followers.
As ever, my life is dedicated to God's creation and Christ's service.
May you and your loved ones have a very special Christmas.
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(1) 'Archetypes' belong to a
psychological reality on which the physical world is dependent for
its form and its significance. I.e.
they are precursors of their physical counterparts. They contain regenerative properties
that are necessary for evolution.
(2) Symbols mediate between the
universal mind and man's reasoning power and external, sensebased, organisational
faculties. Here we have preparation for resurgence.
(3) Collected Works 10,
paras. 58990. (My emphasis.)
(4) Refer to The GEO2000
report on six webs around the world, including www.unep.org/unep/eia/geo2000
(5) 'The Nag Hammadi
Library', ISBN 0-06-066934-9.
(1) 'Archetypes' belong to a psychological reality on which the physical world is dependent for its form and its significance. I.e. they are precursors of their physical counterparts. They contain regenerative properties that are necessary for evolution.
(2) Symbols mediate between the universal mind and man's reasoning power and external, sensebased, organisational faculties. Here we have preparation for resurgence.
(3) Collected Works 10, paras. 58990. (My emphasis.)
(4) Refer to The GEO2000 report on six webs around the world, including www.unep.org/unep/eia/geo2000 & www.grid2.cr.usgs.gov/geo2000
(5) 'The Nag Hammadi Library', ISBN 0-06-066934-9.
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