The Great Void – Science, History, Philosophy & Religion: From an historical perspective, the limits of intellectual inquiry and research is inhibited by the great void in what can be literally learned from the chronicles of man’s past. First off, (1) it must be recognized that it is the winners of all historical conflicts who write the accounts of man’s past — and thus, the historian is not only limited by the political and philosophical spin of these accounts, but when dealing with man’s spirituality and religion, it is impossible for the literal and historic minded researcher to even gain access to the essence and core of the spiritual movement. Why? Because true spiritual movements have no lineage that can be traced in the historical or linear path. The Laws that control this world twists all of man’s institutions to make them turn upon their own First Principles — i.e., see The Law Of Octaves. — and all genuine spiritual movements are always born at an interval in the Laws where the original movements are immersed in corruption. And it is the movement of the Laws that the modern linear thinking intellectual knows absolutely nothing about, (2) that is the second determining factor that makes it near impossible for most intellectuals to comprehend the birth of not only genuine spiritual movement, but all revolutions that bring about great change. Therefore, generally, the historian is an intellectual — and the crux of the intervals of the Laws which cannot be perceived in a linear manner — an interval in the Laws that brings about the necessary conditions that gives birth to the spiritual essence of a religion — is not only beyond the linear-intellectual’s grasp, but cannot be documented in the traditional manner.
Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, there has been a general consensus among historians that the foundation of Christianity is the Essenes. The words of biblical scholar A. Powell Davies warned the Christian world that discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls had confirmed what they had believed all along — that the Roman Church created the divinity of Jesus — i.e., “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). Proof of just how the Church under the control of Pagan Rome took an entirely different path than that prescribed by Jesus is seen in the fact that throughout most of the Christian world today, the words mysticism and Gnosticism are words more appropriately used to describe heresy and heretics — and yet, in the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in is book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, he writes:“It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised. No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”
What is the meaning of the word mysticism? Briefly, mysticism is descriptive of the ability of man to look beyond the limitations of the five senses in order to gain a better understanding of life, God and Creation. The whole concept of mysticism is rejected by the linear thinking intellectual who rejects the existence of anything beyond the perception of the five senses. The word Gnostic, as used by Prof. Allegro, is the Greek word used to describe the acquisition of knowledge gained through the mystical process of man’s inner and direct connection with God. While Christians today embrace the doctrine of faith that was defined by the Apostle Paul, the flaw in their many perception is seen in their inability to understand that Paul’s doctrine of faith was based upon the foundation of mysticism that was laid by the Apostle when he wrote: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). And the very essence of all genuine religious movements are “foolishness” to the mind of the untransformed organic man, because the essence of the spiritual movement is based and founded upon those realities that are beyond the vision and scope of the man’s physical senses — i.e., “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor 4:18 NKJ).
While from a dogmatic perception which has been politically motivated from an institutional vision rejects the truth from one perspective, the linear thinking scholar more often than not, embraces an opposite error. And from a Christian doctrinal perspective, the words of Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, is even more detrimental to the traditional Church position, when he further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus… had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived…” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea).
It is important to note that while the institutional religious position attempts to totally eliminate the human element — proclaiming that God manifest in the form of man — and his presence in the earth had nothing to do with the influences of man — the linear intellectual attempts to negate what he sees as the supernatural, and attempts to promote the position that Jesus was the product of the Essene foundation, which culminated in his proclamation that he was the expected Messiah. And while each of these positions possess a thread of paradoxical truth, the sum of their prevailing error inhibits man from perceiving the true facts of what has taken place in the reality of mankind.
The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus who walked and talked with him daily, held that he was a man who became the Messiah by fulfilling the Law, were condemned by the later Gentile Church as heretics who were too Jewish to understand what Jesus revealed to them. These same Gentiles who worshiped the emperor as God — as well as the sun, the moon, the stars, the powers of nature as well as manmade inanimate objects, declared Jesus to be God. Thus, for the modern Christian to blindly accept even the ideas of God from these heathen people, is in and of itself the surrender of the very God-Given gift of reason that separates man from the beasts of the earth.
In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon notes that the teachings of Jesus was “…embraced by great numbers of the Therapeutae, or Essinians…”, and wrote that: “Le Clerc (Hist. Ecclesiast p. 477, 535) seems to have collected from Eusebius, Jerome, Epiphanius, and other writers, all the principle circumstances that relate to the Nazarenes or Ebionites. The nature of their opinions soon divided them into a stricter and milder sect; and there is some reason to conjecture that the family of Jesus remained members… of the latter and more moderate party”. Which confirms that not only was Jesus’ mother and family members of the Ebionites who were condemned by the later idol and emperor worshiping Church of Rome, but when it is realized that the original Gospels declared that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah/Christ at his baptism in the Jordan (see The Ten Words) — and that these words were edited from their original context so that the people of the empire could continue in their traditional forms of pagan belief and worship — then the whole doctrinal foundation of the Church is counterfeit.
To even suggest that the immediate family of Jesus who came to be Ebionites (“the poor ones”) did not have any conversations about either his birth or his relationship to both mankind and God, is simply inconceivable. And if, as is stated in the Book of Acts, the brother and disciples of Jesus were themselves Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by the Holy Spirit — and this direct communion with the Holy Spirit failed to reveal the Truth with respect to the nature of Jesus — is once again simply inconceivable. When the people questioned the source of Jesus’ words, he called himself a prophet: “So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house” (Matt 13:57 NKJ). And not only did he call himself a prophet, but spoke of the crucifixion as his ultimate process of perfection: “On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You. And He said to them, Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’ Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem” (Luke 13:31-33 NKJ). And when the man approached Jesus calling him good teacher, Jesus rejected the title stating: “So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God” (Mark 10:18 NKJ). And when it was recognized that the man was asking Jesus about how to achieve eternal life — and that Jesus did not reply to believe in him (Jesus) as God — but to keep the Law and the Commandments — then the Ebionite position that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law — and that it was necessary for Jesus’ disciples and followers to in like manner fulfill the Law and keep the Commandments — is exactly what Jesus the Anointed Prophet taught and expected of those who believed in what he taught.
Now if you add to the above the very words attributed to Jesus’, we can understand both the original Ebionite position that followers of Jesus must keep the Law, and the profound spiritual ignorance which rejects the requirement of actions as an integral part of the equation: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:17-26 NIV).
Prior to the scriptures being edited to support the Pagan doctrines of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the words spoken to Jesus by the Father was: “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee” (see http://TheTenWords.com ). And this original statement is further confirmed in both the Book of Acts, as well as the Epistle to the Hebrews — wherein, with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5, The Adam Clark Commentary writes: “This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle’s proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless…” Stating that if what Paul states is true — which the scriptures confirm (see http://TheTenWords.com ), then “…the whole Christian system is vain and baseless…” Why? Because the teachings of Jesus represented the pattern of healing to bring about Wholeness — whereas, the Church since the fourth century has used Jesus as a Pagan mojo sacrifice to peddle a license for those of a heathen mind and lifestyle of perversion, to dwell in a state of perpetual sin and spiritual abandonment. Ignoring the words of Paul that such a mindset and lifestyle is “…apostasy [ to TheWay], since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt..” Warning that those who call themselves Christians and thereafter “…sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins”.
If it were not already difficult enough for the linear thinking intellectual scholar to understand the spiritual essence of a religious movement without comprehending the movement of the Laws, the inner dimension of of mind and being that is the true Source of the birth of the movement, and the interval in the Laws and that dimension of mind which man calls Time, that brought the conditions of birth about in this world, makes the task of the intellectual near impossible. And in like manner, the linear intellectual scholar who attempts to discern what men, or schools of thought, a man such as Jesus learned from, does not understand the reality of Wholeness, or the result of fulfilling the Law within one’s self. Thus, each of the positional opposites are equally in grave error.
While it is true that there are similarities between the Essenes and the Gospel accounts of the New Covenant, because of the inherent void in the perception and understanding of historians and experts such as Edmund Wilson, whatever he wrote failed to capture the true spiritual essence of the Ebionite Nazirene framework from which the Gospels were drawn. And in this respect, even the statement in the Encyclopedia Britannica is only partially true where they wrote: Thus, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes: “Most of the features of Ebionite doctrine were anticipated in the teachings of the earlier Qumran sect, as revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls. They believed in one God and taught that Jesus was the Messiah and was the true prophet mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15. They rejected the Virgin Birth of Jesus, instead holding that he was the natural son of Joseph and Mary. The Ebionites believed Jesus became the Messiah because he obeyed the Jewish Law. They themselves faithfully followed the Law, although they removed what they regarded as interpolations in order to uphold their teachings, which included vegetarianism, holy poverty, ritual ablutions, and the rejection of animal sacrifices. The Ebionites also held Jerusalem in great veneration” (Encyclopaedia Britannica Online).
Where the historian and/or intellectual attempts to trace the lineage of movements, because the intellectual is incapable of contemplating the inner dimension of mind and being, the best that they can present is fragments of truth that cannot be fully understood. In the case of Jesus and his disciples who all entered into that life as a group to institute the New Covenant teachings of TheWay, there were vast differences between the Essenes and the Ebionite Nazirenes that would be near impossible for the intellectual to comprehend — not without being able to understand and even access, the necessary inner dimensions of mind and being that is the initiating factor in the birth of a totally new spiritual movement. And while the Essenes provided an environment within which this totally new spiritual movement could be born, the great differences were vast that separated the Essenes from the New Covenant teachings of TheWay.
In like manner, Islam has been portrayed as being strongly influenced by the Ebionites living in Mecca who had been run out of the Roman Empire by the Church of Constantine, and the uncle of Mohammed who was a Nestorian (Gnostic) monk. And while on the surface this may provide a feasible answer that satisfies the mind of the historian/intellectual, it remains virtually impossible for the true facts in the matter to be ascertained from a linear perspective. And while there is a connection between the Ebionites and the foundings of Islam, it is not at all in the traditional manner that can be traced and understood by an intellectual. More factually, one of the most important elements in the equation that the historian and linear thinking intellectual can’t come to terms with — and it is this point that is the most important in man’s search for Truth — is presented in the example that, what has come to be Islam was spontaneously born from purely spiritual sources, and the birth of the movement then influenced the existing Ebionites and Gnostic sects such as the Nestorians to become Muslim. And while I quote author and historian Dane Dahl (see The True History Of Islam) to demonstrate that the founding of Islam is not at all what has been traditionally taught — and therefore what Dane Dahl writes on some historical events (see The True History Of Islam) possesses greater factual truth than the traditional accounts — his attempt to portray Islam as being strongly influenced by the Ebionites in and around Mecca, is simply not spiritually accurate. But unless you come to understand why the void exists in the positions of the historian and intellectual, you will yourself make no substantial gains in your quest to Know the Truth.
Using this example it is important to recognize that it is impossible for the historian or intellectual to present an accurate picture to the reader, without being ostracized by their colleagues. Anything that can’t be proven and demonstrated by the intellectual, is immediately relegated to the category of being faith-based. Yet, the faith-based community which has been compromised by priests who use religion in their own pursuit of status, wealth and cultural and political power, reject the very source and reality of the Gnostic mindset and knowledge that initiated and brought about the Spiritual birth of the movement, as heresy and even satanic. Which means that any historian or member of the intellectual community that even suggests the real source of a genuine religious movement — without cloaking his unorthodox suggestions in conjecture, psychobabel and doublespeak — will find himself very quickly run out of the intellectual and scholarly community. In the below I will demonstrated from not only a spiritual perspective, but also a scientific perspective, why it is presently impossible for the intellectual community to eradicate the void that inhibits their understanding. An important clue to the equation can be found in the very first order of business in the Book of Acts, where Spiritual Communities were established — and it was these Spiritual Communities that served as not only the bedrock — but the very womb that brought about the necessary subsequent stages of birth — that Jesus taught was required to enter the Kingdom as a Child of TheWay. That the modern intellectual is attempting to understand, what can only be comprehended by the transformed by that is in the process of bringing about this next stage of birth — is one of the primary reasons why it it impossible for the modern intellectual that has been made subject to the anti-mind expansion environment of our systems of education, to make any real progress in the development of mind beyond the organic limitations that immerses mankind in the illusions of Plato’s Cave, and what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness). Resulting in the fact that, because of both the limitations of the faith-based and intellectual communities which environments maintain the great void, the necessary inner dimensions of mind and being that is the initiating factor in the birth of a totally new spiritual movement such as the Ebionite Nazirene teachings of TheWay, as well as Islam, simply cannot be documented or even explored by the historian or intellectual.
As will be demonstrated throughout this article, traditional science that is linear and confined to the physical elements of this world, has been shackled by the same great void that has hindered the historian. Yet, for the first time the modern physicist has begun to draw back the curtain to the higher reality of the inner dimensions of mind and being that give birth not only to spiritual movements, but is in fact the source of all events in this world that has perpetually perplexed and confused mankind. That there is a cause and a reason for all events in the lives of all peoples that cannot be perceived using the senses of the body, has immersed the intellectuals and philosophers of this world in the abyss of unknowing. That this limited vision and understanding created by the void has caused man’s philosophers and traditional scientists to cling to what can only be portrayed as flat-earth fossilized conclusions, is presented in the words: “The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness. It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination” (William A. Tiller, Materials Sciences Department, Stanford University).
While the findings of the physicist that has proven the traditional world picture to be fossilized, it is also true that unless the physicist himself begins to embark on a path that will reveal to him the esoteric realities that he has only begun to discover, then the physicist will himself find himself flat-lined in his search for the source of what he perceives with his physical senses. Jesus portrayed this world as the Far Country — and the “outer darkness” of mind and being — because the mind and senses of organic man is only capable of perceiving the tip of the iceberg — and only then, in the allegorical form of that aspect of mind that the objects in the outer world represent.
It is the reality of the Great Void that causes intellectuals to embrace the fossilized and mentally flat-lined Theory of Evolution. It is once again, the reality of the Great Void that seduces intellectuals to conclude that religions borrow doctrines of belief from other religions. Because most of the ancient religions embraced the traditional Virgin Birth of a savior-god, the Great Void has seduced the intellectuals to conclude that Christianity and most religions merely borrowed this doctrine from each other. In the same way that the historian can’t conceive of the the inner dimension of mind and being that is the initiating factor in the birth of a genuine spiritual movement, neither can the intellectual conceive of the true source of these doctrines that they erroneously conclude must be borrowed.
In like manner, while the intellectual would like to attribute such world events as the Holocaust to men like Hitler, it remains true that Hitler and Nazi Germany were in many respects danced on the world’s stage by the predetermined factors and the underlying Laws that brought these events about. Rabbi Ovadia Yosefan, the former chief rabbi of Israel, a religious scholar who was also the spiritual leader of the Shas party, made the statement that no innocent Jews died in the Holocaust. What Rabbi Yosefan said was that the 6 million Holocaust victims “were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done.” Rabbi Yosefan explained that these souls who had previously lived lives of sin, “…had been reincarnated in order to atone.”
Thus, there were underlying factors of predetermined events, in conjunction with the Laws that control all events in this world, which brought the Holocaust about — and since the intellectual can’t access either the source of the predetermining events, nor does he possess any understanding of the Laws, it is this Great Void that perpetually causes him to remain blind in what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being. And while the intellectual will attempt to dismiss what I am stating, their rejection is the product of their own blind ignorance. Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”. In the words of Einstein: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics). Therefore, unless a researcher has the ability to access the field that is the source of what appears to the senses in what man perceives as concrete matter, then it will remain impossible for him to even begin to contemplate the true reality of what he thinks he sees or perceives. And it is this inability of the organic senses or mind of man to access the causal Etheric Field, that is representative of the Great Void in his vision and understanding of all world events — past, present, and the future.