Scriptures Written By Mystics Who Were Hunted Down As Heretics: A few facts to consider is that the scriptures were written by Mystics who (1) possessed a Knowledge that the biblical authors portrayed as incomprehensible to the congregation of believers (see Mystery Of The Gospel) — (2) whose higher spiritual vision of what they portrayed as Essential Truths, was in fact outlawed by the later Roman Church as heresy. And that organic man rejects and distains the Light of the Truth, is why Jesus said of the Jews that they “…kill the prophets and stone those sent to you” (Luke 13:34) — but this reality of Mystics being hunted down as heretics is equally true of all of man’s religions. With this indisputable fact of history recognized, it is important to also recognize that this rejection of those who know the Truth was of such a deep seated reality of carnal man’s rejection of Higher Truth, that Jesus warned his core disciples that they would be hunted down and murdered in the name of the god which the people worshiped — i.e., “…They will make you outcasts from the [synagogues, churches and mosques] but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:1-2 NAS). (3) Which threat of death forced the biblical authors to use a special CODE which they portrayed as the Key of Knowledge — (4) which CODE permitted them to preserve and conceal their Spiritual Truths from the eyes and understanding of the ordinary reader and believer whose Paradigm of Thinking and Mind is totally earth-bound. And, it must be noted, that if the vast majority of Jews could perceive the the inner meaning of the Torah — that if the Fundamentalist Christians could perceive the inner meaning of the Gospels — and if believers, critics and supposed experts alike who only see the letter of the written word, could even for a moment perceive the true inner meaning of the very scriptures they promote or question, they would all equally condemn and reject the Great Truths that were preserved beneath the cloak of the allegorical text which Paul portrayed as “the letter that killeth” — labeling the meaning as diabolical heresy. Why? Because the condition of their mind is carnal and bound by the thinking of this world — which carnal condition of mind Paul correctly portrays as “animal consciousness” (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature). Jesus portrayed this realm as the “outer darkness” of Mind and Being — which, when rightly understood, is parallel to the analogy of Plato’s Cave of Illusions. Why? Because this realm is a three-dimensional reality which presents allegorical shadow-images of man’s twelve-dimensional higher realty (see Why Can’t Truth Exist In This World?). Which means that the images which man sees with his physical senses, are allegorical catalysts which portray a higher twelve-dimensional reality that as Paul states, men of organic consciousness would portray as “foolishness”. Moreover, because modern biblical readers don’t at all understand how to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge to the scriptures and unlock the true inner spiritual meaning — and neither are they even prepared to apply the Key of Knowledge to unlock the mysteries of life itself — they continue to promote what they outwardly condemn and reject as heresy.
From the perspective of a long ignored reality, there are a number of important points that each person who opens the pages of the scriptures must by necessity come to terms with: (1) In the first place, the scriptures are not historical narratives — and when understood within their original context, they possess virtually little to no historical value whatsoever. That is not to say that they are not written in what appears on the surface to be an historical cloak that presents the illusion of being historical — because they are! But this facade itself only provides a cloak to conceal the inner meaning by providing the appearance of being historical, in order to insure the preservation of the inner spiritual meaning for those few who have the “eyes to see”. Which means that those very few who understand the necessity of applying the Key of Knowledge, perceive that the scriptures must only be understood in the present tense — and when properly understood, what the scriptures portray is the workings of the Forces and Laws within the disciple’s own mind and being. What this means is that the scriptures are purely spiritual writings — possessing depth that organic man in his natural physical condition of mind is blind to — and the true meaning can only be perceived by those who are themselves spiritual. In view of the fact that nearly everyone who opens the scriptures without understanding the original objectives of the authors, all equally throw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, they all remain virtually blind to the true meaning. Why? It is impossible to perceive and understand the true spiritual meaning of both the scriptures and all of life, without the proper application of the Key of Knowledge that unlocks the CODE — a CODE which enables the reader to peal back the cloak of the quasi-historical narrative text, and reveal the underlying sacred meaning. (2) Secondly, the scriptures are composed by mystics who are no longer blinded by their lower carnal nature, and would be deemed heretics if they spoke openly about what they knew and witnessed as truth — and even then, throughout most of history these very same mystics have been perpetually hunted down and murdered as heretics. So, with this fact in mind we must pose the question: Would the authors of the scriptures reveal sacred truths that are incomprehensible to man (see Mystery Of The Gospel) in his organic condition of mind? Truths that the common body of people and even believers would condemn as heresy? And this is why Jesus warned never to reveal the esoteric knowledge of TheWay to those who are immature in their spiritual walk — i.e., “Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you” (Mat 7:6 ISV). Of the meaning of this passage, Gill’s Exposition of the Bible states: “Here the phrase is used in a metaphorical sense; and is generally understood of not delivering or communicating the holy word of God, and the truths of the Gospel, comparable to pearls, or the ordinances of it, to persons notoriously vile and sinful: to men, who being violent and furious persecutors, and impudent blasphemers, are compared to ‘dogs’; or to such, who are scandalously vile, impure in their lives and conversations, and are therefore compared to swine” And this commandment not to reveal the esoteric knowledge of the Gospel is confirmed in the Homilies of Peter’s disciple Clement were Peter is quoted as stating: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.”
Therefore, when confronting the true reality of the scriptures one must first ask themselves: Why would the authors of the scriptures openly write about mysteries that would be incomprehensible to the people? Mysteries that would invoke the wrath of their religious and secular leaders? To the degree that throughout most of history they have been hunted down, tortured, perhaps burnt at the stake, and murdered in a most painful manner? (3) In truth, the authors of the scriptures were Gnostics — and the true meaning of the word Gnosis (see Gnosis) which was declared to be heresy by the Church of Rome, is the Divine Manna or Knowledge of the Kingdom which can only be revealed directly by God — and only to those who, because of their total and absolute faithfulness, were able to receive the Sacred Truth directly from the Source. Therefore, the primary objective of the scriptures is to conceal and preserve esoteric truths for fellow sincere seekers both in the present, and even more importantly, in the future. (4) It must also be understood that the objective of Mysticism is to overcome the limitations of man’s physical senses — circumvent the very limited knowledge of this world — and position themselves to receive Gnosis (Spiritual Knowledge) directly from God — i.e., “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God'” (John 6:45 NIV). Therefore, all true seekers/disciples who walk the mystic path and are moved by a sincere desire to be “…taught by God” must understand why the few have a greater capacity to understand, than the vast majority who Paul warns will reject the higher knowledge of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter “foolishness” (see Mystery Of The Gospel). Thus, what makes one person different from the next — what makes one person moved with a compelling desire to seek Truth over the dogma and limited philosophy of men. And in coming to terms with the vast differences that set men apart from each other, it is imperative for a sincere seeker to understand the evolution of the soul over the course of many lifetimes (see Preexistent Soul). In the words of St. Jerome (340-420): “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” — and what this means is that the vast majority of believers had absolutely no reason to even acquire this esoteric knowledge that was revealed only to the inner core of the Church (see The Secret Doctrine).
In the same way that St. Jerome stated that the teaching on the transmigration of the soul was in fact “…a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” to the congregation of faith-based believers, the Church was in fact attacked on this point and portrayed as a “secret system” in a second century published writing known as The True Word, by Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity (see The Secret Doctrine). Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus. When Celsus attacked the Church for being a “secret system”, teaching the congregation of faith-based believers a different doctrine than those who can be portrayed as “mature” Christians, Origen replied: “Moreover, since he frequently calls the Christian doctrine a secret system, we must confute him on this point also, since almost the entire world is better acquainted with what Christians preach than with the favorite opinions of philosophers. For who is ignorant of the statement that Jesus was born of a virgin, and that He was crucified, and that His Resurrection is an article of faith among many, and that a general judgment is announced to come, in which the wicked are to be punished according to their desserts, and the righteous to be duly rewarded?”
Fundamentally, what Origen enumerated was elementary Christian doctrine 101 — i.e., what the Apostle Paul refers to as the “milk” — or that basic doctrine which still exists to this very day. Origen acknowledged these doctrines — refuted Celsus by stating that these beliefs are openly expounded as articles of Christian faith, and then Origen explained: “And yet the mystery of the Resurrection, not being understood, is made a subject of ridicule among the unbelievers. In these circumstances, to speak of the Christian doctrine as a secret system is altogether absurd. But that there should be certain doctrines, not made known to the multitude, which are after the exoteric ones having been taught, is not a peculiarity of Christianity alone, but also of philosophic systems, in which certain truths are exoteric and others are esoteric. Some of the heroes of Pythagoras were content with his ipse dixit; while others were taught in secret those doctrines which were not deemed fit to be communicated to the profane and insufficiently prepared ears. Moreover, all the mysteries that are celebrated everywhere throughout Greece and the barbarous countries, although held in secret, have no discredit thrown upon them, so that it is in vain he endeavors to calumniate the secret doctrines of Christianity, seeing that he does not correctly understand its nature”.
It is important that the reader not skim over this rather profound statement that was composed by Origen in reply to the allegations of Celsus with respect to the acknowledgement that Christianity was very much a secret system where some were taught a very simple entry-level doctrine, than those who were more spiritually mature. Moreover, what is imperative for the modern Christian to realize is that Origen — whose reply to Celsus represented the position of the whole Church on these matters — states that there is another meaning in the doctrine of the resurrection that is not understood by the multitude of believers who were of the simple faith. In view of the fact that this allegation by Celsus was made against the church before Origen was even born, we cannot take the position that the ideas expressed in this document represent the personal beliefs of Origen. In explanation, the doctrine of the physical resurrection of the body, says Origen, is misunderstood by the spiritually unaware, and writes that it was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”. Why? Because the resurrection is a spiritual event that has to do with the perfection of the soul, and is experienced in the rebirth of the disciple. This was not a matter of belief or doctrine — but rather, this understanding was based upon the very experiences of the Spiritual Christians who had themselves inherited the promise of the Gospel teachings! Why would the original pre-Nicene Church instruct the multitude of believers differently than the more mature Christians? For the same reason that Paul stated to the Christians who he had himself taught: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal” (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).
The question must be asked: What makes it possible for one person to understand, what is impossible for others to understand? While it is true that in the beginning all souls were all Created equal — it is also an undeniable fact that in the case of man, equal is not the same — and each of us is the product of our past experiences that have developed our souls since the very dawn of Creation itself. What this means is that the mystic authors write what man calls scriptures, for both the few that can utilize the Sacred Knowledge, so that when their own souls return to this world, the sacred writings will be preserved for them to renew and restore their spirituality. Why? Because the evolution of the soul is a continuing journey that spans many lifetimes — thus, the words of the Septuagint version of the Book of Job that is preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes that is not translated into English: “So through many changes must you be made perfect, as it is written in the book of Job, ‘I am a wanderer, changing place after place and house after house, until I come into the city and mansion which is eternal'” (see Teachings On Soul Evolution). Thus, as the soul migrates from one physical house to the next, they need this esoteric knowledge that has been preserved and safeguarded within the allegorical body of the scriptures, in order to remove the beam from their own eyes prior to guiding others — and in the process, continue their soul-journey from where they left off in the previous cycle of physical life. (5) This last primary requirement means that they must compose the body of the scriptures in such a way, that the carnal people of this world whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle remain under the control of what Jesus portrayed as the god or power of this world (the Citizen of the Far Country), will unknowingly preserve the sacred writings. Which means that out of necessity, the Gnostic/Mystic uses the blind ignorance of the common people who remain entangled in what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), to act as a (spiritual) mule or unwitting carrier — and this preservation of a body of sacred esoteric knowledge is necessary because the Citizen of the Far Country (aka the god of this world) would induce the people under his control to destroy and/or corrupt the scriptures. (6) It is therefore important to recognize that the biblical authors were correct in their assertion that the people of this world who remain under the dominion of what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far County, cannot understand the higher reality of the soul and the (esoteric) knowledge of the Kingdom of God — which Paul openly states they will reject as “foolishness” (see Mystery Of The Gospel). (7) In view of the fact that the carnal people — even those who Paul stated were baptized and committed believers who had received the gifts of the spirit — can not intellectually utilize the esoteric knowledge until which time they begin to “turn about” from the ways and thinking of this world — and it is this inability to understand, along with the threat of annihilation because of the charge of heresy, which forces the authors of the scriptures to act in a way not at all understood by the congregation of entry-level faith-based believers. In the example of Paul who references himself as an ambassador in bonds who cannot speak about what he knows openly — openly warning the congregation of believers that he had himself taught, that if he did in fact speak to them openly about the Spiritual meaning of the Gospel, they would reject what he said as “foolishness”(see Mystery Of The Gospel). Further, Paul explains that because it was declared from On High to be “unlawful” to reveal to the faith-based believers the true meaning of the Spiritual Gospel of Christ and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Gnostic Spiritual Dilemma), there are two doctrines — i.e., one for the immature congregation of believers who are incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom — and the other which can only be spiritually received directly from the Mind of God (Logos/Son Of God/True Prophet) by the few who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna.
It is impossible to understand the core teachings of Jesus with any real depth of spiritual substance and value, (1) without comprehending the parable of the prodigal son — (2) without sincerely putting into practice what is conveyed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed — (3)without understanding the higher spiritual purpose of what Jesus portrays as the Far Country which is under the power and control of the Citizen of that realm — (4) and without understanding the effect and purpose of the journey of the lost prodigal son into the Far Country. While it is warned throughout the Gospels that it was impossible for Jesus to teach the multitude of those who came to him to learn with any plainness of speech when he spoke — and yet, to their own detriment, modern Christians totally ignore this warning. Again it is openly declared that Jesus had no other alternative than to teach the people in the enigmas of allegorical parables when he taught the multitude of those who had come to hear him — and the reason presented was twofold — i.e., (1) in order to conceal the true meaning from those who were portrayed as being “without”, and present spiritual truths at the level of the hearer — (2) few of whom had the ability to comprehend the true meaning of both the parables and the scriptures with any depth of understanding. The Church Father Origen said of the series of elementary doctrines such as the physical virgin birth and the physical resurrection which were designed for the multitude of believers who had not advanced themselves to the point where they would be able to comprehend their own higher soul-reality and the Mystery Of The Gospel, that what Paul portrayed as the “testimony” of Christ was “…preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief” (see Origen, Contra Celsum). And while the True meaning of both the scriptures and the teachings would be incomprehensible to the faith-based hearers of the Gospels, for their own eventual advancement as well as the perseveration of the esoteric knowledge that could only be revealed to the inner core of Jesus’ disciples — Paul initiated congregations of what can only be portrayed as a type of mule — or, unwitting carriers of this body of concealed esoteric knowledge. And the key to understanding what Paul portrayed as the “Testimony” of Christ — vs the Mysteries of the Gospel — is seen in the fact that according to Paul, the congregation of faith-based believers were too carnal and undeveloped in their understanding of higher spiritual reality, to comprehend the spiritual nature of the scriptures (see Mystery Of The Gospel). Moreover, it was not a matter of teaching what Paul portrayed as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Gospel in a plainer language — but rather, it remains impossible to convey this higher soul and spiritual reality in the words and understanding of mankind. What Paul stated was this higher wisdom that Paul himself warned was incomprehensible to man in his organic state of mind, could only be received with Direct Spiritual Contact and Interaction with that principle which has come to be known as the Son of God or True Prophet (see True Prophet). Thus, this higher spiritual wisdom could not be found in a book — neither could it be taught by another person — and could only be received by seeking to enter through what Jesus portrayed as the “narrow strait gate” in order to enter the Inner Kingdom, and learn directly from the True Prophet — which is the true spiritual objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. But to accomplish this required change and transformation as stated by Paul: “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV).
While this portrayal of man’s higher spiritual reality may on the surface appear to be outlandish to the congregation of faith-based believers who have been spiritually disenfranchised by the dogma of pagan Rome, it can also be said that these same shocked believers have brought this outlandish reality upon themselves. If they had not themselves ignored the warning of Paul — i.e., “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…” (Col 2:8 NIV) — then their thinking, mindset and lifestyle would not be estranged from their own higher soul and true spiritual reality. And in the same way that in the parable of the prodigal son, the son became totally controlled by the “Citizen …of the Far Country”, the vast majority of the people of this world have been taken “…captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…” — rendering them spiritually impotent and incapable of releasing themselves from the shackles of ignorance which Paul portrays as the “…basic principles of this world…”. And what was true in the time of Paul, remains just as true this very day. And when Paul’s words are properly understood, what he was stating was that while the carnal faith-based congregation of believers make excellent mules who will safeguard and preserve what is incomprehensible to their unprepared and untransformed human understanding — Paul confirmed that the authors of the scriptures composed their sacred writings so that the carnal (faith-based) mules will carry and promote these writings, without suspecting what is concealed within the body of the written text.
The vast majority of faith-based believers remain apathetic to the forces of conflict that immerses them. During WWII various codes were developed that enabled communications to be made right under the nose of the enemy. And when the Art of War is understood, such systems have always been in use throughout all the conflicts of man. But when it is realized that war is not always fought with traditional weapons — and when it is recognized that those who the Essenes portrayed as the sons of darkness, have always worked with the secular governments of this world to suppress the wisdom and knowledge of the Sons of Light — then truly rational and intelligent people must begin to recognize that the scriptures are written in a code that both preserves and conceals the Truth from the perception and understanding of the charlatan clergy such as the Pharisees who opposed Jesus, and the despot rulers who they have an alliance with the impostor shepherds who have perpetually hunted down the Sons of Light as heretics — i.e., truly spiritual souls who by their very manifestation of Light, are deemed enemies of both the church and state of this world.
When rightly understood, the variety of liberal and conservative faith-based blind believers are merely rowers on opposite sides of the same boat which they share with the Atheists — neither of whom possess any understanding of the scriptures because they each have thrown away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge. But the true victims and collateral damage in the conflict between blind-believers and blind-unbelievers, is the people who have been deprived of the essential knowledge that lies concealed beneath the coded body of the text of the scriptures. And when it is recognized that the pseudo-intellectuals on both sides of the equation of believers and unbelievers remain absolutely clueless as to the great source of knowledge that the proper use of the Key of Knowledge opens up and reveals to the user, the countless lives of suffering that the prodigal sons and daughters have endured upon the face of the earth, is all the fault of the prevailing cloak of profound ignorance that has consumed mankind who lacks this essential knowledge that lies hidden away as a lost treasure.
If the world wants peace, true freedom, equality and prosperity for all people — along with the ability to truly Know God by walking with their Heavenly Father in the manner that Adam walked in the proverbial Garden of Eden — then they must seek out this essential knowledge that has been preserved and left to mankind by the Sons of Light, in order to bring about the proverbial End Times within themselves — in the manner envisioned by the biblical authors who being themselves wise to the art of war, used the sons of darkness as mules to preserve and protect this essential knowledge that has the power to restore the lost prodigal sons and daughters to the Kingdom which they seek to return to (see Gate Of Eden).
If today’s Evangelical Christians had the eyes to see the true meaning of the scriptures that lies beneath the cloak of the written text, they would literally be in shock and awe. Many of the concepts which they ardently condemn and reject in others, lie concealed within the cloak of the allegorical text beyond their perception and ability to comprehend. Why? Because they have permitted themselves to be taken “…captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…” — and this very limited human wisdom and knowledge has rendered them earth-bound in their thinking, and spiritually sterile. If the question is raised as to how Paul could make such a broad statement — portraying all the wisdom of this world as insufficient and unenlightened — it is based upon the reality that Jesus portrayed this world as the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — a reality that Plato portrayed as the Cave of Illusions (see Plato’s Cave). And that once understood, there is a factual reason why the wisdom of this world is always limited and insufficient — and can always be portrayed in the words: “There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov 14:12)