From The True Nature of Planet Earth
From The True Nature of Planet Earth
by Peter Farley
. . .Here we have to revisit the trail of the incarnations of Lucifer from Volume 3 to see how the Spiritual Hierarchy?s attempts to bring true spirituality back to the planet were thwarted by the darkside and instead Paul?s ideals took over as Christian dogma instead. Here we must also remember that two Messiahs were prophesied and always expected to emerge around the time of Jesus?one was the Royal Messiah, which Jesus in fact was by usurping the power and role of the Priestly Messiah, who was also termed the True Teacher. Knowing the ancient prophesies as well as anyone, Jesus was able to tailor his life and exploits to these prophecies, or if not able to,
then those that came afterwards manipulated his legend to fit them.
Hugh Schonfield writes in The Essene Odyssey : The Mystery of the True Teacher & The Essene Impact on the Shaping of Human Destiny that ?it is quite clear here that the Teacher of Righteousness, the True Teacher, rose at a time which pious Jews denounced as one of spiritual wickedness and apostasy [desertion from these older ideals].
?. . . We diverge a little here to trace some of the developments of the anticipation of a Priestly Messiah to which the status and experiences of the True Teacher contributed. While with the Zadokite-Essenes the Priestly Messiah would, if anything, be the superior of the Royal Messiah. With the Pharisees the Royal Messiah would be paramount, and the Priestly Messiah no more than his precursor? [the Atlantian priest-King duality].
Many have thought that James the Just, Jesus? brother, also known as Joseph of Arimathea, might have been the priestly messiah. The patriarchal title of being a ?Joseph? was always applied to the next in succession to the heir of the Davidic kingly line. Jesus? father was a Joseph, and Jesus was heir to the throne of David. In this respect, with Jesus regarded as the ?David? in line of succession,
then his eldest brother James would have been the designated ?Joseph?, he being recognized as successor at the time. James was then the Crown Prince as such??the Divine Highness?, the Joseph Rama-theo, or Joseph of Arimathea.
In an earlier volume, we found out that in an attempt to bring the female back into the world?s thoughts and religions, the Spiritual Hierarchy had brought Callia, the Infinite Mother Spirit of this Universe?s creation to the planet to be incarnated as a Messiah. She appeared in that lifetime [as the Gnostics correctly judged] as Mary Magdalen in order to try and resurrect the feminine aspect of Creation. This was obviously known to many at the time, both in the Essene Community who prepared and initiated her, and in those who came after her and worshipped her rather than Jesus as the true source of Wisdom [Sophia].
While Enjliou only had a small part to play as Jesus? father, Joseph, in that lifetime, Callia was bent on healing both herself and her children both here and in the higher planes with the strong feminine presence she brought to religion and to her worship. Similar to Kali , the consort of the Hindu god Shiva, Mary Magdalen was a manifestation of the power of time. It was she who was the ?migdal? meaning ?tower?, the Magdal-eder who was ?the watchtower of the flock?, and it was she who was so jealously guarded by Lazarus (Simon Zelotes), Martha, and Joseph of Arimathea and whisked away to Marseilles, France, to keep her out of harm?s way. It was Mary Magdalen who WAS, not only the wife of the one Messiah, but was also herself the second Messiah, the ?teacher of righteousness?.
Had it not been for the thoroughness of the attempts of the Catholic Church to erase her presence from history, life on this planet could have been so much different for those who incarnated in a female body. Instead, the patriarchy ruled, and the women suffered.
This control began when, according to tradition as well as certain early Church writers, Lazarus (who in fact was Simon Zelotes/Magus himself), the Magdalen, Martha, and Joseph of Arimathea (Jesus? brother, James the Just) as well as a few other supporters, were transported to Marseilles, France, in order to stop from being persecuted for their zealot involvement against Rome.
Jesus? brother James, whose Nazarenes never preached the Resurrection, is a mysterious figure, who like the Magdalen herself, had renewed interest sparked in them over the past few years with books such as The DaVinci Code. Joseph of Arimathea (Jesus? brother, James), was a well-known metal merchant and artificer in metals, as were the Old Testament characters Tubal-Cain and Hiram Abiff ?both well remembered in modern Freemasonry. Legend has it that Joseph traveled on to England at a time after arriving in France with the Magdalen, and founded the Abbey at Glastonbury. There are some legends which say that Jesus went with him, but it was Jesus the younger (Jesus? son) who traveled to England with his uncle Joseph, not Jesus?the Christ.
King Arviragus of Siluria, brother of Caractacus the Pendragon, is mentioned in historical records as granting Joseph twelve hides of land in Glastonbury. It is here that he built the unique little church in a scale of the ancient Hebrew Tabernacle. Following a disastrous fire in 1184, Henry II of England, had the church renovated. Joseph is still remembered in Great Britain and many other parts of Europe as both James and Joseph.
In a Catholic church that did not admit James as having any role in the events of Jesus? life, Joseph was later brought in as Mary?s uncle. So long as Joseph of Arimathea could be contained as a sideline character in the Davidic structure, and was not associated with the key Messianic line, his royal descendants could not embarrass the self-styled Apostolic structure of the Roman bishops.
His importance in the grander scheme of things however is attested to by the fact that in England, the royal court is known as The Court of St. James.
Some say the legend of the Wandering Jew may relate to Joseph/James. What is known of this legend? In a Paper read at the International Conference on the deliverance of Jesus from the Cross, held in London in 1978, Dr. Ladislav Filip suggested that conceivably Jesus was the ?Traveling Jew.?
As it was represented in the seventeenth century, however, the legend related to a Jew named Ahasuerus, who had taunted Jesus on his way to crucifixion, and was told by him, ?Go on for ever till I return.? As a result various persons through the centuries claimed to have encountered this person, who could not die. But the original story had to do with a Jew who was friendly to Jesus, namely Joseph of Arimathea, and was somewhat similar to what is recorded in John?s Gospel concerning the Beloved Disciple. Jesus had told Peter regarding him, ?if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee.? And the passage continues: ?Then went this saying abroad among the bretheren that this disciple should not die.? (Jn.xxi. 21-23)
The earliest reference to Joseph of Arimathea that researchers have been able to trace in this connection is in the Flores Historiarum of Roger de Wendover, dating from 1228 A.D. suggesting that just like Arthur who was written into the history of Great Britain around this same time, Joseph was another creation just like Arthur ?though based on the very real personage of James, just like Arthur was based on the true life character of Clovis.
Evidently there was already at that time a tradition in Christian circles relating to the longevity of Joseph. Roger relates that when an archbishop from Armenia was visiting the Abbey of St. Albans in England the monks questioned him about St. Joseph of Arimathea. The Archbishop told them that Joseph was certainly alive, and that he had encountered him; but he was known as Joseph Cartaphilus. Joseph of Arimathea had urged Jesus forward on his way to crucifixion, and Jesus had said to him. ?I go, but thou shall wait till I come.?
Why the need for such artifice and the manipulation of history? What warrants changing the names of actual living Beings and transferring their lifetimes into different eras of history and even to different countries of the world?