The Jesus Conspiracy Part 1
The Jesus Conspiracy Part 1
From Where Were You Before the Tree of Life? Vol 1
By Peter Farley www.4truthseekers.org
What is important to understand here is that both the Romans and the
Jews were waiting for the return of the space-gods of legend, much
as some are waiting for the return of Christ around the beginning of
this new millennium. Both groups were preparing societies, land, and
temples to be the site of the arrival. The Romans rebuilt the Temple
of Zeus at Baalbek as a landing place and called it the Temple of
Jupiter. They removed obelisks from Egypt in 30 BC, and set them up
all over Rome to draw in the energies of the gods, and then
dominated all of the Middle East around Israel by conquering the
whole system that Alexander the Great had once set up. And, though
it might seem that this was an end-of-the-millennium thing, neither
the Roman nor the Jewish calendar of the time reflected the end of a
As a priest of Jupiter, Julius Caesar claimed lineage from the gods,
and he declared that the Hebrew Calendar, which began in 3760 BC had
come to an end. Once he had attained control of Rome, Caesar
abolished the lunar-based Etruscan calendar, and he set up the solar-
based Julian calendar in 45 BC, announcing that the new `chosen'
people were the Romans. Both were surprised by the birth of `a
savior' in the year 7 BC.
The Palestine of the time had three provinces?Galilee and Judea,
with Samaria in between. Herod was appointed King of Judea. There
were heavy taxes, crucifixion, torture, and a high rate of Jewish
suicide. The Jews were desperate for their Messiah?but there was no
thought of this messiah being divine.
Plans for the ultimate battle against Rome with the Messiah in
command have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. And, as such,
Palestine was an occupied country, ruled by a puppet monarchy backed
by a highly organized and ruthless military occupational force. An
underground guerrilla movement was heavily involved in fighting the
oppressors. The messiah many of them expected would be a military
leader to lead this ultimate battle plan. Armageddon was to take
place at Megiddo as a war between the "Children of Light and the
Sons of Darkness"?the Jewish righteous underground led by the
messiah, against the legions of Rome. What the people wanted was a
forceful liberator to secure their freedom from the Roman overlords.
For Jesus contemporaries no Messiah would ever have been regarded as
divine?Christ is Greek for `the anointed one' as in the anointing of
a king. David was the Messiah and the Christ, and every subsequent
Jewish king of the House of David was known by the same appellation.
The Essene Branch
Much as many would like to deny or suppress it, Jesus was born and
raised an Essene. Therefore, it will be necessary for us now to take
a look at the Essenes in order to better understand Jesus'
background and his upbringing.
The Essenes were a Jewish religious brotherhood, one of three main
philosophical Jewish sects of the time, the other two being the
Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Sadducees were the small group of
wealthy land-owners who collaborated with the Romans. The Pharisees
were a progressive group who introduced much reform and were
passively opposed to Rome. The Essenes are striking in the absence
of their mention from the Bible for they were as influential and as
important as the Sadducees and the Pharisees. They repudiated
conventional Judaism in favor of a form of Gnostic dualism, and were
the most esteemed healers in the Holy Land at the time. The biblical
character, Samson, who would not cut his hair, was a Nazarite
Essene. The word Essene comes from the Greek `essenoi' meaning
something secret or mystic?in the healing arts as well.
They were organized on a communal basis and practiced strict
asceticism. The order existed in Palestine and Syria from the 2nd
century BC to the 2nd century AD. Its chief settlements were on the
shores of the Dead Sea. The Essenes are not mentioned in the Bible
and neither are they mentioned in rabbinical literature. For a great
period of time, the information had regarding them came largely
confined to the writings of Philo Judaeus, a Hellenistic Jewish
scholar and philosopher of Alexandria; the Roman historian Pliny the
Elder; and the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, whose first hand
account spoke of the Essenes' art of healing and knowledge of
medicine, said to have come from the ancients.
Their fundamental teachings were love of God, love of virtue, and
love of one's fellow humans. Their fundamental belief was that the
universe contained the two cardinal spirits of Light and
Darkness. `Light' represented truth and righteousness,
and `Darkness' depicted perversion and evil. The balance of one
against the other in the cosmos was settled by celestial movement,
and people were individually apportioned with degrees of each spirit
as defined by their planetary circumstances of birth. Significantly,
this cosmic battle between light and darkness was thus perpetuated
within humankind and between one person and another; some
containing, as we have learned from the story of Enjliou and
Callia's dysfunctional Creation, proportionally more Light, others
proportionally less Light. By tradition, the Spirit of Darkness was
identified with Belial (worthless); whose children worshipped other
gods than Jehovah.
The Spirit of Light was symbolized by the seven-branched
candlestick, the Menorah. In the time of the Davidic kings, the
Zadokite priest was considered the foremost proponent of the Light.
Gnosticism itself is often thought to have stemmed from the Essene
tradition because of the similarity. The basic Gnostic belief was
that there are two principles: that of good and that of evil. A
balance must be struck between these forces; and the balance is in
the hands of the Gnostic?the Knower?partly because nobody else can
tell whether an action is for the eventual good of the individual or
the community. This secret knowledge comes through the mystical
insight which the Gnostics attained.
Important features of the Essene community were the communal sharing
of property, distributed according to need; strict observance of the
Sabbath; and scrupulous cleanliness, which involved washing in cold
water and wearing white garments. Prohibited were swearing, taking
oaths (other than oaths of membership in the Essenian order), animal
sacrifice, the making of weapons, and participation in trade or
commerce. The order drew its recruits either from children it had
adopted or from the ranks of those who had renounced material
things. A probation of three years was required before the novice
could take the oath of full membership, which demanded complete
obedience and secrecy. Breaking the oath was punishable by
expulsion. Because of the continuance of the binding requirement
that no food should be eaten that was ceremonially unclean, this
penalty was often equivalent to death by starvation. As a society,
the Essenes were the first to condemn slavery as a violation of
human fellowship. It is reported that they bought and freed slaves
owned by others. The Essenes lived in small communities of their
own. Their industries were farming and handicrafts.
After 1947 new light was thrown upon the Essenes by the Dead Sea
Scrolls found at Khirbat Qumr?n, the site of an Essene community
until the 1st century AD. Among the scrolls is a Manual of
Discipline which can be associated with the Essene pattern of life
as known from Greek and Latin sources. Among the ancient books found
at Qumran are some of the oldest writings ever found?pre-dating
anything from which the traditional Bible was translated.
Of particular interest are certain Biblical commentaries compiled by
the Scribes in such a way as to relate the Old Testament texts to
the historical events of their own time. The technique applied to
link the Old Testament writings with the New Testament era was based
on the use of `eschatological knowledge', a form of coded
representation that used traditional words and passages to which
were attributed special meanings relevant to contemporary
understanding. These meanings were only meant to be understood by
those who knew the code.
The use of coded radio broadcasts to send messages to the French
Resistance in Occupied France during World War II is a similar idea.
In this case, the Essene Scribes used messages with "dual layers of
meaning"?an evangelical meaning on the surface, and the political
information beneath?so that their Roman oppressors would not
understand. Much of the translation of this coded system was
initially conducted by Barbara Thiering at Sydney University from
about 1967 on. It is described in her book, Jesus, the Man, as well
as in Laurence Gardner's Bloodline of the Holy Grail.
The Essenes were trained in the use of this allegorical code which
occurs in the Gospel texts in particular relation to those parables
heralded by the words `for those who have the ears to hear,'
signifying a message for those initiates who needed to know and who
understood the code. On a higher level though, it also refers to
those who could ascend dimensionally in order to be able to receive
the wisdom of the sound-encoded words and messages in such texts as
the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.
The codeword for Rome was "Babylon," while the phrase `the Word of
God' is said to have signified Jesus. This symbolism remained fairly
constant ?as in the case of Jesus himself, and established from the
very outset in the Gospel of John:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God . . . And
the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his
glory. (John 1:1, 14)
Whenever the phrase `the Word of God' is used (with or without a
capital "W"), it meant that Jesus was either present or was the
subject of the narrative?as in Luke 5:1 when `the Word of God'
stood by the lake. Other such code words and their meanings
necessary for us to understand here are:
`the lion' which stands for the Roman Emperor,
`The Way' was the doctrinal theme of the Essene community,
`Children of Light' were those who followed the Way,
`The many' was the head of the community,
`The poor' were those initiated into higher echelons of the
`the crowd' was the regional governor,
`the multitude' was the governing council.
`the Children' were the novices in the Essene sect,
`lepers' were those who were uninitiated,
`the blind' were people not party to the Way,
`healing the blind or a leper ` meant converting them,
`raised from the dead' meant released from excommunication,
`the unclean' were uncircumcised gentiles,
`the sick' were those in public or clerical disgrace,
Clouds, sheep, fishes, loaves, ravens, doves, and camels all had
similar coded meanings. A fisher of men then becomes a leader, much
as were the Fisher Kings of Grail lore later on.
Today we have the same type of situation using slang meanings for
countless words such as screws, fences, sharks, angels, bulls,
bears, and stars, and none of them would be taken literally in the
context of its slang usage. Some of these coded words were actually
titles: The doctrine of the Essene community was "the Light,"
represented by a triarchy. The Priest, the King, and the Prophet
became then `the Power', `the Kingdom', and `the Glory'. In the
clerical patriarchy, `the Father' was supreme; his two immediate
deputies were designated as his `Son' and his `Spirit'.
Within the Essene community in Qumran, there was strict observance
of ritual and tradition. The symbolic representative of the Spirit
of Darkness in the community was the Chief of Scribes whose role was
to provide a formal opposition within the hierarchical structure,
and to test the initiates. He held the Hebrew title `Satan'
(Accuser), the equivalent of which in Greek is `diabolos'
(Aggressor), commonly called `devil.' This led to the idea of the
Devil's Advocate who probed the background of potential candidates
for canonization in the Roman Catholic Church. Satan the opposer is,
of course, based on Lucifer.
It was within this strict observance of traditional Essene roles and
the secrecy surrounding their community that Jesus was born in 7 BC,
not in the year 0 as is commonly believed. It is also with the
violent and rebellious times of political and religious oppression
that he was born also?a ready solution to an old problem.
Much like Quetzalcoatl, Moses, and many of the other historical
figures we have studied so far, there is Jesus the man, and there is
also Jesus the legend. It is a historical fact that in the two
thousand years since his birth, the truth surrounding his birth, his
life, and his death, has been edited, enhanced, censored and
fabricated by its promoters. At various councils in succeeding
centuries, the Bible was edited and knocked into shape according to
the views of bishops and monarchs ?especially the Roman Emperor
Constantine, one of the institution-builders of the Roman Catholic
Church. That process of creative interpretation and manipulation
still goes on today. The Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican are
heavily invested in keeping certain information from the public, and
so have been at the forefront of archeological digs that may turn up
information embarrassing to their position and their role. This has
been especially true of the Dead Sea Scrolls, where it has taken
almost 50 years for realistic interpretations of some of the scrolls
to be released. That Vatican-controlled researchers were in charge
of the process says enough. Jesus' very connection with the Essenes
and to Qumran has been totally eradicated from the Bible?the absence
of such a major influence being suspicious in and of itself.
In one of the few passages written by Pliny the Younger (62-113 CE)
that mentions the word Christians, it is believed that the word had
been changed from `Essenes' who Pliny wrote about often.
St. Augustine (354-430), admitted, "I should not believe in the
truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the Catholic Church
forced me to do so."
Also not mentioned in the Gospels is any word about the Zealots
(the Jewish resistance movement of the time), one researcher
suggesting that this fact must surely be indicative of a
relationship between Jesus and these patriots which the Evangelists
preferred not to disclose. The two men who were crucified with Jesus
are explicitly described as lestai?the appellation by which the
Zealots were known to the Romans.
According to Elaine Pagels, attributing a specific writing to a
specific apostle may also bear a symbolic meaning.
"The title of the Gospel of Mary suggests that its revelation came
from a direct, intimate communication with the Savior. The hint of
an erotic relationship between him and Mary Magdalene may indicate
claims to mystical communion; throughout history, mystics of many
traditions have chosen sexual metaphors to describe their
experiences. The titles of the Gospel of Thomas and the book of
Thomas the Contender (attributed to Jesus' "twin brother") may
suggest that "you, the reader, are Jesus' twin brother." Whoever
comes to understand these books discovers, like Thomas, that Jesus
is his "twin," his spiritual "other self" (The idea of Jesus and
Lucifer as the two different gods of duality).
Birth and Early Years
One thing that is historically evident from the information
available is that the Church has gone to great lengths to acquire
and conceal or to destroy all other records of Jesus' life that do
not confirm their own version of the story from the very earliest of
times right up till recent decades. What has been left is often the
product of confusing translations, many words from the ancient texts
having had several different meanings or denotations. It is a common
practice today in public relations that when a situation cannot be
covered up, the best solution is to flood the information available
with many different and varying opinions to `murky the water' so to
speak?to confuse the issue so that no one knows what is right, or
what is wrong.
For instance, only two of the gospels speak of Jesus' origins and
birth at all, Matthew and Luke. According to Matthew, Jesus was of
aristocratic stock, descended from David via Solomon. According to
Luke, what we get in Jesus is the poor carpenter's son. Luke says he
was visited by shepherds on his birth; Matthew, by kings. Luke says
Jesus lived in Nazareth and his parents had traveled to Bethlehem
for him to be born in a census which history says never happened.
In addition, not a few people have noticed the irreconcilability of
the December birthdate with the circumstances of the birth which
could not have taken place in the winter, with "shepherds tending
their flock," etc. ben Yehoshua relates the origins of the January
6th date: "Originally the eastern Christians believed that [Jesus]
was born on 6 January . . . Osiris-Aion was said to be born of the
virgin Isis on the 6th January and this explains the earlier date
Matthew says the family lived in Bethlehem in a house and was fairly
well-to-do, and that they had to flee to Egypt to escape Herod's
persecution, moving to Nazareth upon their return. Unfortunately,
the term `Nazarene' was sectarian, coming from the word `Nozrim' ?
Keepers of the Covenant?referring to the Essene community. John the
Baptist and Jesus' brother James were also Nazarites. Paul was
brought up as a leader of the sect of Nazarenes. The town of
Nazareth does not appear on any of the contemporary maps, books, or
texts from that era, either Roman or Judean. St Paul does not
mention Nazareth, nor is it mentioned in the Talmud.
A version of Flavius Josephus's work in Old Russian differs from
others in that it portrays Jesus as "human," as an apolitical
revolutionary, and as a "king who did not reign." He is also said to
have had a "line in the middle of his head in the manner of the
Nobody remembered what Jesus looked like. Citing Isaiah, one wing of
Christian opinion argued that he had chosen `a mean and ugly human
The word `Christ' comes from the Greek, Christos meaning `King', and
shall not be used in this text except where quoted.
Similarly the word for carpenter, `naggar' could also be translated
as `scholar' or `teacher' ?the Greek `ho tekton' defined them as men
with skills, masters of what they did. One translation that shall
prove interesting later relates to `a master of the craft', as would
be applied to modern Freemasonry. There is also no basis for the
birth in a stable, however, mangers were often used as substitute
sleeping arrangements inside a building.
The Gnostic scripture, The Secret Book According to John, tells the
story of Jesus birth in the higher dimensions from `the great
invisible virgin spirit' and how this related to the entirety (Soul):
"They stood at rest and glorified the invisible spirit and the
Barbelo, for because of the Barbelo they had come to exist. And the
holy spirit perfected the divine self-originate, the offspring of
itself and the Barbelo, so as to make the offspring stand at rest
before the great invisible virgin spirit. The divine self-originate,
the anointed (Christ), who glorified the spirit with a great voice,
was shown forth by forethought. And the invisible virgin spirit
established the self-originate as true god over the entirety, and
subordinated to it (the self-originate) all authority and the truth
that was in it (the spirit), so that it might know about the
entirety: which is called by a name that is superior to every name,
for that name will be uttered to those who are worthy of it."
At Psalms 72:17, we read, "May his name endure for ever, his fame
continue as long as the sun," and at Malachi 1:11 states, "For from
the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the
The risen Christ explains to Peter that those who "name themselves
bishop, and also deacon, as if they had received their authority
from God, "are, in reality, "waterless canals." (Apocalypse of Peter
79.24-30, in NHL 343) Although they "do not understand mystery,"
they "boast that the mystery of truth belongs to them alone." (ibid.
76.27-34, in NHL342.) The author accuses them of having
misinterpreted the apostle's teaching, and thus having set up "an
imitation church" in place of the true Christian "brotherhood."
(ibid. 78.31-79.10, in NHL 343)
The Nine say that Mary and Joseph had seven other male and three
female children besides Jesus, and that Mary was implanted by the
Hoova through artificial insemination. But this is not true. They
admit that Jesus was birthed from a very high dimension, and
unfortunately this means that the records of his origins are not
even available to them at their level of understanding and existence.
One thing is clear from the Qumran Scrolls is that the Community
(the Essenes at Qumran) lived in expectation of two important
Messiahs. One would be of the priestly caste, whom they called
the "teacher of Righteousness;" the other would be a prince of the
line of David?a warrior who would restore the kingdom to his people.
Jesus says: "If spirit came into being because of the body, it is a
wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth (the
spirit) has made its home in this poverty (body)." (Gospel of
Thomas, 38.33-39.2, In NHL 121)
Peter Moon describes a meeting in one of his books with a woman
named Anna who was able to astral travel and see her past lives, as
many of us can. She remembers being a rebel astrologer in the days
of the Essenes when the group was looking for a woman to
bear `Christ', and she was one of the candidates.
Joseph and Mary were both members of this Essene community?Joseph,
a `scholar' of the temple. This Community observed some highly
regulated disciplines in relation to dynastic betrothal and
matrimony. Therefore, once Mary became `espoused' in contractual
wedlock to Joseph, she afterwards was referred to as his `wife.'
The original Hebrew word, `almah,' that has incorrectly been
translated as `virgin,' actually means `young maiden.' The Hebrew
word for virgin is "bethulah." The Greek `virgo' means unmarried not
virgin, unless accompanied by intacta (virgo intacta).
Mary was already Joseph's wife, so how could she be a virgin? But
she still could be a `young maiden' going through a probationary
period of spousal during which sexual relations were forbidden by
the community's matrimonial discipline. An old monastic complex that
stood on the outskirts of the Qumran Community had among its
buildings a house where Essene children were born out of wedlock.
The Community referred to this house as `Bethlehem of Judea' (See
Barbara Thiering Jesus the Man Ch. 9, pp 50-2). If anything, Jesus
was born before his mother had served the statutory probationary
period as a married woman of the dynastic hierarchy applicable to
the Messianic lines of King David and Zadok the Priest.
The Essenes preserved the names of the angels within their hierarchy
of the members of the priesthood within the community. Thus the
Zadok priest was termed `archangel Michael,' and others
the `archangel Gabriel', and so on. It was through the mediation of
the priest whose title was `Gabriel' that the early pregnancy of
Mary was accepted. The bride was still considered an `almah' until
the ritual Second Marriage which took place at three months time
into the first pregnancy.
Mary gave birth at the wrong time. Sunday March 1, 7 BC. The
expression "conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost' means the birth
was approved by the priest who bore the title Gabriel.
The Gospel of Philip, a text found amongst those at Nag Hammadi
states, "Some say Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit. They are wrong.
They do not know what they are saying." The Gospel of James among
the same findings says that Mary was a sacred Temple nun, therefore
considered a `holy virgin' (preparing herself for the
His parents did not call him Immanu-El (`with us is god'), but
Yehoshua (Jehovah saves). Jesus actually had three brothers and four
sisters, but he was the firstborn. The second birth, in what would
have been equivalent to 0 AD, was that of Jesus' brother James,
known as James the Just.
The Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ, which dates from no later
than the second century and possibly before?portrays Jesus as a
brilliant but eminently human child. All too human perhaps?for he is
portrayed as violent and unruly, prone to shocking displays of
temper and a rather irresponsible exercise of his powers. Indeed, on
one occasion he strikes dead another child who offends him. A
similar fate is visited upon an autocratic mentor.
One strange incident that is related in this gospel is that when
Jesus was circumcised, his foreskin is said to have been
appropriated by an unidentified old woman who preserved it in an
alabaster box used for oil of spikenard. "This is the alabaster box
(from) which Mary the sinner procured and poured forth the ointment
on the head and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ." If this is true, it
seems evident here that the anointing had been foreseen and prepared
for long in advance of its actual occurrence. And the whole incident
implies a connection?albeit an obscure and convoluted one?between
the Magdalen and Jesus' family long before Jesus embarked on his
mission at the age of thirty.
The act of circumcision is all the more strange when its origins are
not made clear. Among other reasons, including purportedly serving
to make men more docile and socially acceptable, circumcision was
said to be done in imitation of the female's menstrual blood, "being
performed on boys at the age when girl's first `bled', and even
being described among some peoples as `man's menstruation.'
For such the essence (essene-ce) of the God that Jesus was supposed
to have been, there are so many very human things about him.
Circumcision, you see, was also meant to keep the penis clean
exactly for the express purpose of not carrying infection during
At the age of 14, and within a year of his manhood, Jesus is
supposed to have begun a long journey in which he went to the
Himalayas, and spent a long time in Egypt, learning the ancient
mysteries. It is said that he and John the Baptist spent time
together in Egypt. Some say he even went to Japan. All we need to
know and confirm here is that Jesus DID study the ancient mystery in
Prof. Fida Hassnain, a Kashmiri historian, in A Search for
Historical Jesus from Buddhist, Islamic and Sanskrit Sources,
reports that according to the chronicles he found from Persia, India
and Tibet, and stemming from these early days when he is supposed to
have been out of Palestine learning, that Jesus was `a world
teacher'. It is said he became monopolized by the Christian Church,
to the exclusion of all the other faiths which had adopted "St.
Issa" as a saint and a prophet. However, none of this is true.
As we have said, Jesus personal life remains hidden from the normal
texts available, and is therefore a constant source of debate.
Nowhere in the Bible does it state that he was unmarried. At that
time, not only was the heir to the Davidic line obliged by law to
marry, but he was also required to sire at least two sons. The
Gospel does state that many of the disciples were married?Peter, for
example. And at no point does Jesus advocate celibacy. As he did not
preach it, there is no reason to suppose he practiced it. Celibacy
was condemned and marriage was almost mandatory. It was obligatory
for a Jewish father to find his son a wife. If celibate, it would
have characterized him greatly in the times. One of the Gospels
would have mentioned it, for it would have been so unusual as to
have attracted comment and much attention. There is no reference to
any such celibacy. Jesus' role as a rabbi would have made marriage
virtually certain for Jewish Mishnaic Law says: "An unmarried man
may not be a teacher."
So if he was married, who would have been the most likely candidate?
Most advocates of Jesus having been married point to Mary Magdalen
(e). In fact, the relationship is openly discussed in The Gospel of
"And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. But Christ
loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on
the mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and
expressed disapproval. They said unto him, Why do you love her more
than all of us? The Saviour answered and said to them, Why do I not
love you like her? . . . Great is the mystery of marriage?for
without it the world would not have existed. Now the existence of
the world depends on man, and the existence of man on marriage."
Another concept which comes out of Edgar Cayce's Readings is that
we, as individuals, are Israel and that the twelve tribes and what
they represent are all aspects of our spiritual selves. This
interpretation is one which has a dual existence alongside the
factual role of the physical or geographical Israel. Indeed,
according to the Readings much of the Bible can be interpreted
either physically, mentally, or spiritually, and often on all levels
at simultaneously. This three-dimensional theme recurs again and
again throughout the Readings as a symbolic trinity representative
of the earth plane.
Magdalen is called his "companion," but this could also be
translated as `spouse'.
The particular events as described in the Bible which help support
the fact that Jesus was married are first, the marriage feast at
Cana. The feast was not the ceremony of the marriage itself, but the
sacred meal that precedes the betrothal. The custom was for there to
be a formal host; he would be in full charge as the ruler of the
feast. Secondary authority rested only in the bridegroom and his
mother ?and this is entirely relevant for, when the matter of the
Communion wine arose, Jesus' mother said to the servants (John
2:5), `Whatsoever he saith to you, do it'. No invited guests would
have had any such right of command. It is plain therefore that Jesus
and the bridegroom were one and the same.
It is, in fact, curious that his mother was at the wedding in Cana,
and that he was specifically "called" to it though he had not
started his ministry. The wedding is a lavish affair, very costly,
but who the bride and groom were seems to remain anonymous. Mary
acts like she is in charge. Why should two guests at the wedding
take on the catering? The statement, "The governor of the feast
called the bridegroom . . . but thou hast kept the good wine until
now," seems to be directly talking to Jesus described as the
bridegroom (John 2:9-10).
Mary Magdalen was from Migdal or Migdala in Galilee. Her roles in
the events of the Bible seem deliberately obscured for some reason.
She is hardly mentioned in Mark and Matthew, except as a follower.
In Luke she appears quite early while Jesus is preaching in Galilee,
and it would seem thus that she accompanies him from Galilee to
Judea. In those times, it would have been unthinkable for an
unmarried woman to travel unaccompanied ?even more so to travel
unaccompanied with a religious teacher and his entourage. Magdalen
is not, at any point in the Gospels, said to be a prostitute. She
is, however, said to have supported Jesus and his disciples with
their financial resources, indicating that she must have been fairly
The second incident that suggests Jesus being married is the
anointing of his head at Simon's house by Mary of Bethany (Matthew
26:6-7 and Mark 14:3)?the oil containing his foreskin appropriated
by the unidentified old woman. Not only did she anoint his head, but
she also anointed his feet, and wiped them afterwards with her hair.
Two and a half years earlier, she had performed this same ritual of
foot anointing three months after the Cana wedding feast.
This is an allusion to the ancient rite by which a royal bride
prepared her bridegroom's table. To perform the rite with spikenard
was the express privilege of a Messianic bride, and was performed
solely at the First Marriage and Second Marriage ceremonies. Only as
a full wife of Jesus, and as a priestess in her own right, could
Mary have anointed both his head and his feet with the sacred
Spikenard is the name of the fragrant, sweet-smelling ointment
compounded from the nard plant, which in those days grew only in the
Himalayan Mountains at heights of around 15,000 ft. and was
extremely expensive in those days. It is the plant that Gilgamesh
finds and then loses.
Does this mean that Mary of Bethany was his spouse?
Just as Hebrew men who were appointed to various patriarchal
positions took on names that represented their ancestors?such as
Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph?so too were the women styled according to
their genealogy and rank. Their nominal styles included Rachel,
Rebecca, and Sarah. Wives of the Zadok and David male lines held the
ranks of Elisheba (Elizabeth) and Miriam (Mary) respectively. It is
also why, in compliance with this same practice, Jesus' own wife
would also have been Mary. These women had the ceremony of their
Second Marriage only once they were three months pregnant, at which
time the bride ceased to be an almah and became a designated
Sexual relations were permitted only in December: husbands and wives
lived apart for the rest of the year. At the outset of a period of
separation, the wife was classified as a widow (one rank in status
below an almah) and was required to weep for her husband. This is
described in Luke 7:38, when Mary of Bethany, on the first occasion,
is said to have `stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to
wash his feet with tears'. Once the period of symbolic widowhood had
been established, and during these lengthy periods of separation,
the wife was given the conventional designation sister, just as the
modern nun might be termed. Many of these titles are indeed carried
on symbolically in the Catholic Church where the women are termed
nuns, sisters, or `brides of Christ'.
Who was `Mary of Bethany'? In the Bible she and Martha are only ever
referred to as `sisters' at the house of Lazarus of Bethany. Mary's
full title was Sister Miriam Magdala ? or, as she is better known,
Gregory I, Bishop of Rome (590-604), and St. Bernard, the Cistercian
Abbot of Clairvaux (1090-1153), both confirmed that Mary of Bethany
was synchronous with Mary Magdalene.
Jesus supported the act: (Mark 14:9) `Verily I say unto you,
Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole
world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a
memorial of her."
The betrothal communion took place three months before Mary first
anointed Jesus' feet at Simon's house. The rules were strictly
defined. Only as Jesus' bride would Mary have been permitted to
perform this act as laid down by Messianic tradition. With her First
Marriage duly completed in the September, she would also have wept
for her husband (as in Luke 7:38) before they were parted for their
statutory separation. Prior to this, as a betrothed almah, she would
have been classified as a sinner and ranked as a crippled woman. The
couple would not have come together for any physical union until the
The last event that seems to prove that Jesus was married is the
coming from the house: By the tenets of the Judaic law at the time,
a woman "sitting shivah" would have been strictly forbidden to
emerge from the house except at the express bidding of her husband.
Marrying the Magdalen would also have given Jesus greater rights to
the title of heir to the messianic throne of David. Saul (the
Benjamite line) was the first king of Israel, but was deposed by
David of the Tribe of Judah. David not only deprived the Benjamites
of their claim to the throne but by establishing his capital as
Jerusalem, he deprived them of their rightful inheritance as well.
Jesus might have been looked upon as a usurper, unless, however, he
was married to a Benjamite woman. Tradition states that the Magdalen
was of the Tribe of Benjamin.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John also all cite the Magdalen as
being present at the crucifixion. None of them cites Mary of
Bethany. It is to Mary Magdalen that he first appears at the empty
tomb, and it was to her that Jesus chose to reveal his resurrection.
The significance of Jesus having been married is the question of
whether or not he had any children, thus implanting his genes into
the gene pool of the world. This we shall take up a little later.
Why it has been covered up is because so much of Jesus' divinity
rests in his `being born of the Virgin Mary' and ascending into
heaven after `being crucified, dead and buried'. The power of the
priesthood comes only from having a divine being that people are
willing to worship and thereby use the services of a priest as an
intermediary. We shall take up this trail also in a later chapter.
"He did have loving physicalness with a woman, but that does not
mean he offspringed children," say the Nine.
One modern expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls believes that the
scrolls "give added ground for believing that many incidents (in the
New Testament) are merely projections into Jesus' own history of
what was expected of the Messiah." In fact, some scholars suggest
that Jesus, familiar as he was with the prophecies of the
Patriarchs, actually scripted his life around these prophecies.
At the time of his father's death in AD 23, the prevailing Zadok
priest was Jesus' own kinsman, John the Baptist. At age 30, Jesus,
following the role we have seen Akhenaton and others set, decided to
create his own organized party of supporters: a party that would not
follow any conventional social policy. In doing this, Jesus became a
threat not only to Herod and his faction (the Herodians), and to the
Romans in general, but also to the sectarian nationalists (the
Pharisees and the Sadducees) who sought Jewish supremacy over the
In fact, for all his apparent humility, there is very little to
portray anything faint-hearted or pacifist about Jesus, leaving it
to us to suggest that Jesus was in fact the latter of the two
messiahs the Essenes had been waiting for, `a prince of the line of
David?a warrior who would restore the kingdom to his people.'
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
peace, but a sword'. (Matthew 10:34) And the Gospels appear to
indicate that his envoys followed blindly in this cause, many of
them carrying swords. Peter had one when Jesus was arrested, and
used it to cut off one of the guard's ears. It is no secret to Bible
readers that the Apostles were armed. At the start of his campaign,
Jesus says, "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and
buy one." (Luke 22:36)
Jesus is often said to have spoken in the form of `parables'. These
were frequently political, and were based on actual people and real
situations. Indeed the majority of Jesus' activities were cleverly
disguised, as was the Essene way, so that "those who had the ears to
hear' would understand, whereas others would not.
So it is with the story of the temptation in the desert. Although it
is a story for `those who have the ears to hear' and can be
translated on that level, as we shall do, it is also an allegory for
Lucifer, Jesus, and all of us about the power of choice?never
forgetting that in all things, the FATHER has given us Free Will.
Adam was given authority over planet Earth, including its creatures
and its elements. "And God blessed them and God said to them, `Be
fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule
over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over
every living thing that moves on the earth.'" (Genesis 1:28) Adam
had complete power of attorney when he chose to reject God and
follow Satan. Legal ownership of mankind, animals, and the Earth,
was then transferred to Satan.
"Jesus certainly knew Satan had won legal right to the world. When
Satan personally tempted Jesus, displaying at that time his ability
to deceive. The Scriptures say, "And the devil said to Him, "I will
give you all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over
to me, and I give It to whomever I wish." (Luke 4:6). (Satan is
In terms of the Essene coded language, it was as Chief of the
Scribes for the Community at the time, that Judas Sicariote (Judas
Iscariote) also held the post of `the tempter'. It was thus with
Judas that Jesus debated when he was `led up of the Spirit into the
Wilderness to be tempted of the devil'. Judas was at that time
seeking to become the `Father' level priest in the place of John the
Baptist. The gist of the negotiation with Jesus was that if Jesus
would support Judas' claim to priestly eminence, he would assist
Jesus to become king. `All this power I will give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I
will give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be
In the case of the `miracle' of turning water into wine, the great
significance of Jesus' action was that he took it upon himself to
break with tradition: he abandoned the water entirely and allowed
the `unclean' guests to take the sacred wine, translated in the
Bible as turning `water into wine'.
The events of Palm Sunday related in the Bible were meant to remind
people of Simon Maccabaeus who delivered Palestine from Syria in the
142 BC Maccabean Revolt. Jesus was not well known at the time, and
did not receive the acclaim he had expected, or hoped for: Matthew
21:10: "And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?" Thus he decided to play up his entrance in a
form that had been tradition from the time of Solomon, that Davidic
kings all rode to their coronations on mules, for it had been
prophesied in the Old Testament book of Zecharia (9:9). . `and
riding on an ass'.
Communion with consecrated bread and wine was an age-old Essene
tradition, not a product of later Christianity symbolizing the body
and blood of Jesus. As we have now found out, it was easier to have
communion with or `commun-icate' with the Lord after partaking of
the particular Bread of Life known as shem-an-na.
In a recently channeled message from Sananda (Jesus) on a very
popular website, this being explained a part of hat went on with the
crucifixion of Jesus:
"The crucifixion was not something that happened by accident. The
plan for this event was formulated thousands of years ago during a
period of history known as Atlantis. Over thousands of years the way
for this event was prepared through the focus of the Mystery Schools
of Egypt. These Mystery Schools were founded by wise men that left
Atlantis before the destruction of that continent. The understanding
of how and why to set up this event was given to these wise men by
Melchizedek, a name mentioned in the Christian bible.
"I lived a lifetime as an Atlantean king and was also martyred
during it. I was captured and killed. The person that betrayed my
hiding place was the same being known as Judas during the lifetime
as Jesus. In Atlantis the kings were also priests and holders of
great knowledge including the ability to use energy. Writings left
behind tell of the focus of the Mystery Schools to place and hold
the crucifixion event in the scenario of the earth milestones toward
advancement of the current human race. If these records are found,
decoded and given to humanity rather than kept hidden through the
influence of the Catholic Church, the misinterpretations and
outright lies that have been used to control the masses of
Christians believers will be clearly revealed."