May 27, 2022
During the last few weeks we have learned quite a bit about Christ and the people around him. Distressingly, we have learned that the church has perpetrated a lie for the last couple of thousand years, and we have learned that Christ himself was something quite different than what we have been told he was. When we look at his accomplishments, or lack thereof, he seems a failure. In his defense though, the guy had a lot going against him, beginning with his birthday. He was born out of turn, from then everyone doubted his veracity, he really could have used the political support of the Baptist, but instead John made it known that he supported Jesus’s brother James instead.
Even though the Essenes were a tough bunch of hombres, and what they wanted to do was admirable, together as an organization and as individuals, they acted far too rashly. Jesus was too hept up on being the heir of David and his royal roots, as opposed to what he should have been doing. For his rebellion to have worked, he should have used the means at hand, meaning that he should have taken the anger, terror, resentment of the Romans, and whipped that up into a frenzy. Then built an army out of that, then after the expulsion of Rome from Israel, he could have touted his royal lineage and crowned himself King. Then he could have used his philosophy of love to bind the people together as an unstoppable force that the Romans or anyone else would not be able to defeat. People understand fear and bigotry, look at trump and his supporters – to speak of love and a pacifist way in a time of war is idiocy. Perhaps it would have been better if Jesus and his zealots had first joined a foreign army, Romes’ or an east Indian force, yes the Israelis acquitted themselves well against Rome, but what if from the very start they had used tactics and strategies that Rome was completely unfamiliar with? Obviously if that had happened, they would have won the fight.
Jesus really was a strange guy. He spoke in parables, a way of drawing pictures with words to make meanings easier to understand. They too disguised actions of the Essenes from the Romans, and they spoke of spiritual things as well. What most people do not realize is that the Indian civilization is old, it very nearly matches that of Shumer, the land of Abraham and the Annunaki in age. The Indian subcontinent was given to Inanna, El Shaddai’s grand-daughter. Some have accused her of leaving her society unfinished, and I have no idea of how one might measure that. Speaking for myself, there is a depth and richness to India that is quite special. They have somehow learned to master life’s energy and walk on fire without being burned by it. Lay on a bed of sharpened pointy nails and not suffer a single scratch, or even to levitate themselves without the use of MFKZT.
We know that Jesus was confused as to what role he had to play, was he a teacher, a military leader, or a gold smith? He was all of those things, and with the ignominious failure of his rebellion, he was now in a position that allowed him to seek further understanding of his spiritual principles. Remember that the Essene community was a place of higher learning, it was compared to Sodom and Gomorrah, which were both noted for the excellence of their learned citizens, before the Annunaki blew both to hell with nuclear weapons. The church tries to tell us that this took place because the cities were full of sin, but that is church contrived nonsense. They merely seek to hide Jesus’s connection to the Grail.
It is understood that it was the Jews who wanted Jesus and his family killed, the Romans as they chased them from Israel were merely tools of the Jews. It made good strategic sense for Jesus and Mary to go in opposite directions, she to the south of France and he to India. She had royal connections in Ireland and would be relatively safe in western Europe. (We will come back to this.) He went to India, there is a school of thought that thinks he went there to seek the aid of Annunaki who were then active there, just as his ancestor Alexander the Great had been. I tend to believe that he went there to hide and live out his days in relative peace as both a teacher and student. But wait! you say, did he not die on the cross? And since he did, how the fuck is he in India?! It is a good question, and there is an equally good answer.
As we have learned, the Romans had no particular wish to see Jesus dead, all of that was on the Jews. The Jews hurried the event along because it would soon be the Sabbath, and too soon the fateful Friday took place. The crucifixion took place at Qumran thanks to the influence of Jesus’s brother James, who was also known as Joseph of Arimathea. Here we meet the sneakiness of the Jew, and their bravery. That they were able to pull this off is remarkable, and it is a telling sign as to how little interest the Romans had in the death of Christ.
The act of crucifixion is a form of capital punishment, it originated in the 6th century B.C. with the Assyrians and Babylonians, it was brought back to the Mediterranean by Alexander the Great, perhaps the most famous example of it being the death of Christ. The process involves the victim being nailed or tied to the beams of a cross. If nails were involved, they were about 15cm long by 1cm thick, and were driven into either the victim’s wrists or forearm. None of the Gospels state clearly if Jesus was nailed or tied to the cross, however, the gospel of John reports wounds in the risen of Jesus’s hands. This is not conclusive evidence that he was nailed to the cross, it is equally possible that the wounds were incurred when carrying the cross to Golgotha, I mean think about it, you are going to hurt yourself when trying to man handle several hundred pounds of rough hewn wood; and even if you have gloves there is going to be chaffing.
Death from crucifixion usually took anywhere from 4 hours to 6 days, and was caused by progressive multi-factorial pathology, which involved hypovolaemic shock and pain. As an individual is suspended on a cross, he or she struggles to breath and is forced to move about 12 inches up and down which causes catastrophic damage to already damaged tissue and veins, and the lack of oxygen causes blood to leak into the lungs which increases the speed of asphyxiation. Sometimes executioners would break the legs of victims, this to inhibit the ability of a victim to use their thigh muscles to help support them, generally speaking though, even if a victim could use their legs, the relief provided was negligible. In the case of Christ’s crucifixion, Pilate was somewhat surprised that it had only been half a day and Jesus was dead. Jesus had been young and in seeming good health, he should have lasted much longer.
Jesus’s trial was hardly a trial at all, as described in the Gospels it is full of ambiguities. The Book of Mathew 26:57-59 describes it “They that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders were assembled … Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council sought false witness against Jesus”. The funny thing here is, even if it can be accepted that all these officials were gathered all at once together, it was illegal for the council to sit at night, or during the Passover. When we cut through all the double speak of the Gospels, what we get is three prisoners were brought before Pilate, Simon, Thaddaeus, and Jesus. The case against Simon and Thaddaeus were clear, they were zealots who rose against Pilate; Jesus, on the other hand was only there because the Jews wanted him out of the way.
With some angst Pilate asked the Jewish council to give him at least a pretext for putting Christ to death, the council outright lied and said that it was illegal for them to sentence a man to death. There then ensued a bit of questioning of Jesus by Pilate who eventually determined that Christ was innocent in his eyes, and told the Jews to do with him as they pleased. On the way to Golgotha, a curious event occurred involving a person called Simon the Cyrene, who was obliged to carry Jesus’s cross Mathew 27:32. We are not entirely sure of his identity, but it is important that he was there. We find a further reference to him in a document from the Nag Hammadi codices, The Second Treatise of the Great Seth. In this document we find that there was a substitution made for at least one of the victims, and quotes Jesus saying after the crucifixion “As for my death, which was real enough to them. It was real to them because of their own incomprehension and blindness”.
Simon the Cyrene was a substitute for Simon Zelotes, the execution of two such as Jesus and Zelotes could not go unchallenged, and so a sneaky plan was orchestrated to outwit the Jewish authorities. It is highly likely that Pilate was quite aware of the subterfuge because the plan would not have worked without the Romans being inattentive. The plan involved a comatosing poison and the substitution of people. If anyone could pull off such a feat, that man was Zelotes, he was Head of the Samaritan Magi and was renowned as the greatest magician of his day. Both the Acts of Peter and, The Apostolic Constitutions tell the story of how some years later, he levitated himself above the Roman Forum. But that day, at Golgotha, he was on his way to be crucified.
The deception began on the way to Golgotha where by accepting Jesus’s burden, the Cyrene was able to incorporate himself into the assembly. The two men switched places at the site where the crosses were erected. Now that Zelotes was free, he could now stage manage the saving of the Davidic heir’s life. While Jesus was on the cross, he was given vinegar, which had mixed in Gall, which was soured wine with snake venom. This mixture soon put him in to a near comatose state that mimicked death. Not long after the three men were brought down where their injuries were tended to and Jesus slept off the poison.