Our Inner Temple opened now its gates to the public. During a one year course, the initiand learns the laws of the world he lives in, furthermore to change his emotional energies and therefore the world. He will be shown the path to open his heart for the light. The Temple will teach him to find his place in the world and to set his feet on the path home.
This is one of the most important lessons of the Course. This is real gnosis. You only have to learn this one.
“Perhaps you think that different kinds of love are possible. Perhaps you think there is a kind of love for this, a kind for that; a way of loving one, another way of loving still another. Love is one. It has no separate parts and no degrees; no kinds nor levels, no divergencies and no distinctions. It is like itself, unchanged throughout. It never alters with a person or a circumstance. It is the Heart of God, and also of His Son.
Love’s meaning is obscure to anyone who thinks that love can change. He does not see that changing love must be impossible. And thus he thinks that he can love at times, and hate at other times. He also thinks that love can be bestowed on one, and yet remain itself although it is withheld from others. To believe these things of love is not to understand it. If it could make such distinctions, it would have to judge between the righteous and the sinner, and perceive the Son of God in separate parts.
Love cannot judge. As it is one itself, it looks on all as one. Its meaning lies in oneness. And it must elude the mind that thinks of it as partial or in part. There is no love but God’s, and all of love is His. There is no other principle that rules where love is not. Love is a law without an opposite. Its wholeness is the power holding everything as one, the link between the Father and the Son which holds Them both forever as the same.
No course whose purpose is to teach you to remember what you really are could fail to emphasize that there can never be a difference in what you really are and what love is. Love’s meaning is your own, and shared by God Himself. For what you are is what He is. There is no love but His, and what He is, is everything there is. There is no limit placed upon Himself, and so are you unlimited as well.
No law the world obeys can help you grasp love’s meaning. What the world believes was made to hide love’s meaning, and to keep it dark and secret. There is not one principle the world upholds but violates the truth of what love is, and what you are as well.
Seek not within the world to find your Self. Love is not found in darkness and in death. Yet it is perfectly apparent to the eyes that see and ears that hear love’s Voice. Today we practice making free your mind of all the laws you think you must obey; of all the limits under which you live, and all the changes that you think are part of human destiny. Today we take the largest single step this course requests in your advance towards its established goal.
If you achieve the faintest glimmering of what love means today, you have advanced in distance without measure and in time beyond the count of years to your release. Let us together, then, be glad to give some time to God today, and understand there is no better use for time than this.
For fifteen minutes twice today escape from every law in which you now believe. Open your mind and rest. The world that seems to hold you prisoner can be escaped by anyone who does not hold it dear. Withdraw all value you have placed upon its meager offerings and senseless gifts, and let the gift of God replace them all.
Call to your Father, certain that His Voice will answer. He Himself has promised this. And He Himself will place a spark of truth within your mind wherever you give up a false belief, a dark illusion of your own reality and what love means. He will shine through your idle thoughts today, and help you understand the truth of love. In loving gentleness He will abide with you, as you allow His Voice to teach love’s meaning to your clean and open mind. And He will bless the lesson with His Love.
Today the legion of the future years of waiting for salvation disappears before the timelessness of what you learn. Let us give thanks today that we are spared a future like the past. Today we leave the past behind us, nevermore to be remembered. And we raise our eyes upon a different present, where a future dawns unlike the past in every attribute.
The world in infancy is newly born. And we will watch it grow in health and strength, to shed its blessing upon all who come to learn to cast aside the world they thought was made in hate to be love’s enemy. Now are they all made free, along with us. Now are they all our brothers in God’s Love.
We will remember them throughout the day, because we cannot leave a part of us outside our love if we would know our Self. At least three times an hour think of one who makes the journey with you, and who came to learn what you must learn. And as he comes to mind, give him this message from your Self:”
I bless you, brother, with the Love of God, which I would
share with you. For I would learn the joyous lesson that
there is no love but God’s and yours and mine and everyone’s.
and we are part of them!
TEMPLAR SUCCESSION OF THE MAGI PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHIZEDEK
Is it possible that an ancient Brotherhood, the Yedi-Knights which are going back to the time of Sumer and before are still in existence? The people of a little town in …, only known for its temple until now say yes and they have been proven right. These guys are using a current spiritual robe, but carry this old knowledge within their secret circles. I quote this article of P.M. G.M of the Temple of Salomon.
The Order of the Temple of Solomon, as the direct continuation of the historical Knights Templar, has preserved the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, which includes the most ancient Magi Priesthood of the Biblical Melchizedek.
The Magi Priesthood of Melchizedek within the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon is compatible with the practices of Reformed Catholicism. This more ancient part of the Solomonic Priesthood is rooted in the Egyptian Djedhi Priesthood as the earliest foundations of Christianity, as practiced by the 12th century Templars within Roman Catholicism. It includes elements which later became 15th century Rosicrucianism as Gnostic Protestantism, and 16th century Hermetic Theosophy as part of Liberal Catholicism.
The Melchizedek Priesthood is the Gnostic tradition within the Templar Priesthood as a denomination of “Solomonic Christianity”. Although it is part of the heritage of the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, this is an optional and separate specialty, and is not a requirement for clergy in the Solomonic Priesthood. Thus, Templar clergy can choose their individual preference for either classical Christianity, or the most ancient origins of Christianity.
PRIESTLY SUCCESSION OF THE MAGI PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHIZEDEK
The Magi Priesthood of Melchizedek, preserved within the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, integrates a combination of priesthoods from the earliest times of antiquity, which contribute multiple sources of ecclesiastical authority to the Order. The Melchizedek tradition continued through 7 primary sources of Magistral Succession since ca. 10,068 BC:
(1) original Biblical Melchizedek Magi Kings from ca. 10,068 BC;
(2) ancient Persian Magi “Nart” Knights from ca. 10,068 BC;
(3) ancient Egyptian Djedhi Magi Priests from 5,500 BC;
(4) ancient Sumerian Magi Fisher Priests from 3,500 BC;
(5) the Essenes ca. 250 BC through the Holy See of Antioch ca. 33 AD;
(6) original Al-Banna Magi Sufi Order from 825 AD; and
(7) original Syrian Hashashin Sufi Order from 1080 AD.
This priestly authority is supported by an additional 7 sources of Apostolic Succession of the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, which includes the more ancient Magi Priesthood of Melchizedek.
All 14 sources of priestly and ecclesiastical authority constitute direct lines of initiatory succession, each additionally perfected by authenticity of doctrinal succession. This establishes a substantial level of ecclesiastical authority, meeting the general standards of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches under traditional Canon Law.
As a result, the Magi Priesthood of Melchizedek of the Templar Order (as restored from the 12th century) is genuinely the direct continuation of the 12,000 year old Priesthood of the Biblical Melchizedek, possibly the oldest ecclesiastical authority in recorded human history.
ANCIENT MAGI ORIGINS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
The Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, as restored by the 12th century Knights Templar, includes the priestly heritage of the Biblical Magi, including the legendary “Magi of the East” believed to visit upon the birth of Christ.
As established by the historical record (and confirmed by archaeology and authoritative academia), this consists of the most ancient institutional Priesthood in known human history, carrying an original spiritual tradition of over 12,000 years, dating back to ca. 10,068 BC.
The Temple of Solomon, first archaeologically excavated by the founding Knights Templar, was fundamentally Pharaonic Egyptian, thereby also preserving the most ancient esoteric knowledge derived from earlier Sumeria and Mesopotamia. This highly developed tradition embodied the timeless arts and sciences of the Eastern “Magi”, represented by the revered Biblical figure of the Priest-King Melchizedek. At the core of the secrets of the Temple is the ancient Egyptian “Benu bird” of spiritual alchemy, which was later called the “Phoenix”.
The guardians of this mystery school throughout many millennia of human history were essentially “warrior priest kings”, thus being the earliest form of “noble warrior monks”, and the direct predecessors of the medieval Knights Templar. Under the sovereign patronage of King Fulk of Jerusalem, the first Templars discovered, learned and mastered the ancient esoteric tradition, becoming the embodiment and continuation of this most ancient sacred Order. Although the Order had many names over many millennia, the Biblical concept given as its ecclesiastical name is the “Order of Melchizedek”.
The significance of archaeological findings by the first Templars was characterized by connecting the roots of Christianity to ancient history of Pharaonic Egypt and even earlier ancient Mesopotamia. The Biblical source of all ancient origins of Judeo-Christianity is that of King Melchizedek from the Old Testament (Genesis 14:18-20), who blesses Abraham, and whose priesthood reappears in the New Testament. Melchizedek is also a key figure in historical Templar mythology, spirituality and symbolism, representing those most ancient roots.
The name Melchizedek comes from the ancient words “Melek Zedek”, which meant “King of Peace”. The name of the Biblical King Solomon comes from the word “Shalom” meaning “Peace”. Thus, Melchizedek and Solomon were both “King of Peace”, and Melchizedek is the ancient precursor and prior source of priesthood for the Biblical figure of Solomon.
Therefore, the deeper founding roots of the Order of the Temple of Solomon indicate that fundamentally, in its origins, it is really the “Order of Melchizedek”, an ancient esoteric and priestly tradition that was rediscovered by the first Knights of Solomon under the Temple of Solomon.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD TO WORLD CIVILIZATION
The Magi Priesthood of Melchizedek preserved by the Knights Templar, as part of the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon, directly connects the Order with the oldest civilizations, the ancient Pharaonic Egyptian Priesthood (including the Djedhi guardian priests), the Priesthoods of the Biblical King Melchizedek and King Solomon, as well as the Essenes (who recorded the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Scrolls, including the Lost Gospels and the Book of Enoch).
This lineage of priestly succession also connects the Templar Priesthood with some of the most important leaders of civilization in human history, including King Khufu (architect of the Great Pyramid of Egypt), Amenhotep III (father of Queen Nefirtiti and grandfather of King Tutankhamen), Sheshonq I (who returned the Ark of the Covenant from the Temple of Solomon to Egypt), and Cleopatra (High Priestess of Isis).
This ecclesiastical heritage of the original Knights Templar is the most ancient Priesthood, predating and underlying all Churches, carrying the most sacred knowledge which is literally the very foundation of Christianity, unifying all Christian denominations, and connecting Christianity to other venerable world religions.
The famous Templar stronghold of Chartres Cathedral in France, designed and built by the Templars, features an Old Testament scene of Melchizedek presenting the holy sacrament of communion to Abraham with a chalice (Genesis 14:18-20). This scene, prominently displayed by the Templars as a statue at the northern entrance named the “Gate of the Initiates”, signifies that the ancient figure of Melchizedek is at the heart of the esoteric mysteries known by the highest level of Templar initiates. 
During early medieval times, the esoteric knowledge and mysticism of the Melchizedek tradition was largely preserved in the occult societies of the Middle East, connected to the ancient Egyptian priesthood, and embodying ancient Sumerian and Mesopotamian mystery schools.
As a result of their perpetual wisdom-seeking during Middle Eastern missions, the Templars “were strongly influenced by both the Gnostics and the Assassins (… Arabic military order). It is a fact that several of the founders of the Knights Templars were initiates in the sect of the Assassins.” While adopting many religious beliefs from the Gnostics, the Templars “received many of their organizational and political traits from the Assassins. The Templars represented the first wide-scale attempt to organize and mobilize the forces of occultism” to promote the forces of good over evil throughout the world. 
The Templars were also greatly influenced by the Isma’ilis, who were a secret sect of Gnostic Muslims. According to the historian S. Ameer Ali, an Indian lawyer whose ancestry traces back to Imam Ali Al-Raza and Muhammad: “From the Isma’ilis the Crusaders borrowed the conception which led to the formation of all the secret societies, religious and secular, of Europe. … The Knights Templar especially, with their system of grand masters, grand priors and religious devotees, and their degrees of initiation, bear the strongest analogy to the Eastern Isma’ilis.”
Researchers closely link the Arabic mysticism of the Ismailis to Gnosticism. “Ismai’ili theology was thus revelationary in character. The haqa’iq transcended human reason and ultimately derived from Gnostic doctrines”. 
Both the Assassins and Ismailis were branches of the Gnostic Sufis, who actively practiced spiritual alchemy, and in turn preserved more ancient Magi priesthoods from Pharaonic Egypt and earlier Mesopotamia.
The Sufi priests were direct lineal descendants from the Djedhi priesthood of Egypt, which was the elite group of Magi High Priests, who were guardians and protectors of esoteric knowledge and spiritual wisdom, and thus an earlier model of “Knights” as “spiritual warriors”. Old Kingdom 4th Dynasty papyrus scrolls, dated ca. 2,550 BC (which were recopied for preservation during the 17th Dynasty ca. 1,560 BC), contain historical accounts of “Prince Ra-Djed-Ef” of the elite Djedhi Priests being sought by the Pharaoh King Khufu, who is associated with designing and building the Great Pyramid.
The Djedhi Priests, in turn, were direct descendants from even earlier Magi from “Persia”, being ancient Mesopotamia. The Mesopotamian Magi High Priests, called “Narts”, were established by King Jamshid of the first Persian kings, during the Persian Golden Age, which historians have dated to as early as 10,068 BC. The Narts were Magi “warrior priests” under the most famous King Key-Khosrow, who is considered by historians to be the legendary and literary basis for many of the Arthurian tales, often called the “Persian King Arthur”. The Narts also had a Holy Grail, called the “Nartmongue”, literally the “Chalice of the Knights”. The word “Narts” is very likely to be the origin of the Old English word “Knights”.
According to the Sufi scholar and historian Idries Shah (1924-1996), as soon as the Sufis learned that the first Knights Templar were excavating the Temple of Solomon, those Magi (from the Al-Banna sect) immediately left Egypt to join the Templars in Jerusalem. The Sufi Magi extensively taught and trained the first Templars during their formative years underneath the Temple Mount. They knew that the Temple of Solomon was Pharaonic Egyptian and connected to the Djedhi priesthood of Magi, and knew that the Templars would need some direct assistance to learn and master the sacred knowledge that the Knights would discover there. 
Later when the Templars were more widely established, having fortresses in Syria as well, the Grand Master of the Al-Banna Sufi Magi, Dhul-Nun Al-Misri, visited and brought Magi masters to the Templar castles in Syria to reinforce their training and perfect their mastery of the most ancient Magi Priesthood. Additionally, the Grand Master of the Assassins, Rashid al-Din Sinan of Syria (1132-1192 AD) provided extensive cooperation and Magi training of the Templars in the nearby Assassin castles in Syria. The historical record indicates that the Templars even had an affectionate nickname for the Assassin Grand Master, known as a Magi “ascended master”, calling him “Old Man of the Mountains”.
During the 18th century, George Frederick Johnson, a Scottish mason exiled in France, developed and helped popularize many historical interpretations emphasizing that the Templars were not merely warrior-monks, but also “enlightened and wise knightly seers, who had used their sojourn in the East to recover its profoundest secrets, and to emancipate themselves from medieval Catholic” influence. 
The Knights Templar are famous for having built the great cathedrals of Europe. Lesser known is the fact that the medieval Templars attributed their unique Gothic technology to instructions of secret building techniques which they found while excavating the Temple of Solomon. The related methods of stained glass used in the cathedrals also came from those secret Gothic techniques, which had been perfected by the Assassin founding Grand Master Hasan Bin Sabah. 
This article was written by Prince Matthew, Grandmaster of the Knights of Salomon.
The Heart Centering Path brings us back to our selves. Usually, our minds are scattered. But we will lead you the way into our center. Your heart chakra and your physical heart both contain immeasurable treasures. We will show you, how to unlock them and make them available to you. You will be able to turn your inner energies around in order to transform your life. You will no longer be the slave of outside events, but the center of the creative flow. You can create a happier and more fulfilling life. You may gain a sense of reconnection and of coming home. Love will caress you like a warm summer breeze. You will know what to do and what to give because you have found something real inside. This path opens the door to God and to your song, which is your part of the universal symphony.
When we want to lead a life under the guidance of the heart, this path may be the answer to you. You will dive into the song of the energy of your inner flame and you will flow through your unfolding life. And you will extend what you want to see in the world. Things you need will have come easily to you because you will be in the flow. This is the work of the holy spirit. This is the practice of this Commandery.
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– Revelation 19:12-16
Swiss psychologist Carl Jung has been touted by many as a pioneer into the “uncharted” realms of human consciousness. One of the great “discoveries” (I use quotes for uncharted and discoveries because this was in fact a rediscovery of ancient knowledge and understanding) was that of what Jung referred to as “archetypes”. In the book, “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetype of the Mature Masculine”, authors Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette describe the findings of Jung and those who followed in his footsteps:
“Jung and his successors have found that on the level of the deep unconscious the psyche of every person is grounded in what Jung called the ‘collective unconscious’, made up of instinctual patterns and energy configurations probably inherited genetically throughout the generations… These archetypes provide the very foundations of our behaviors- our thinking, our feeling, and our characteristic human reactions. They are the image makers that artists and poets and religious prophets are so close to.”
Jung understood archetypes to be the inhabitants of the mythic landscape of human consciousness- the wellspring from which the great myths and legends of all cultures arise. Archetypes simultaneously shape human consciousness while being shaped by it. While there are subcategories of archetypes and certain elements that are distinct to different races, ethnicities and cultures, there are certain archetypes that are universal to all humans. The most important of these is the archetype of the King.
In times of old, human tribes and civilizations from China to Babylon, from Egypt to Britain, from the Congo to Mesoamerica, all had versions of what we would call “kings”- rulers who claimed a sort of “divine right” of rule. Nowadays the notion of an individual human claiming divine right of rule is abhorrent to the modern mind accustomed to representative democracy and the like. We tend to conjure up images of obese tyrants living in luxury while their subjects starve to death. We see this tyrant justifying his cruelty and neglect toward the people by saying he had “divine right” to behave the way he did. However, this is in fact the opposite of what the ancient understanding of what the embodiment of the King archetype was.
One of the basic functions of the king could be understood of that of a protector and a guardian of the land. Typically trained as a warrior, the king would be chosen for his leadership capabilities and his skill in battle. The king would be charged with leading the warriors into battle, defending the people and the land from marauding invaders and rivaling tribes. Warriors would not go to battle if the king was not fighting alongside them. The king was a man of honor and virtue. However, the king was understood to be something even more than these things.
The true legitimate king of antiquity was akin to Socrates’ vision of the “philosopher-king”- a spiritually attuned human being, initiated into the Divine mysteries whose role it was to bring the divine principles into Earthly form through the construction of society and the rules that held it together as well as giving/bringing blessing to the people and the land. One may imagine the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt who were priest-kings of a supposedly semi-divine nature. These would have been individuals who studied in the great mystery schools and underwent the great initiations into understanding the Divine Laws of Nature and Creation and had achieved a state of Self-Mastery. These priest-kings would have been mediators standing in between the divine and earthly realms as a conduit.
However, in these ancient times, the kingship was a tentative position, and once the king was no longer able to embody these Divine Laws and Principles, he was removed from the throne, and in some cases, sacrificed. The story of the sacrifice of the king is a part of ancient myth and lore as well. In the archetypal sense (and at times the historical as well), the king is willfully sacrificed or even sacrifices himself, accepting his role as a channel for the divine forces of creation. This can be seen in the ancient myth of “The Sacred King”. The true king is wise and selfless, and understands that he is a conduit for something that is beyond himself as an individual of flesh and blood. The true king sees his role in the seemingly endless cycle, hence the phrase that is chanted upon the coronation of a new king- “The king is dead. Long live the king”.
The true king of ancient times was the embodiment of the great ordering principle of the universe- the creative force that molds the raw material from which all things are made in a right and orderly way. This is the Divine Masculine Principle that creates the world from the stuff of the Great Cosmic Abyss, which is the Great Mother. When Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”, he was embodying this ordering principle as well as stating that he himself was a medium for a power that was greater than he was. Moore and Gillette explain this:
“[T]he king was the earthly conduit from the Divine World- the world of the King energy- to this world. He was the mediator between the mortal and the divine… He was the central artery… that allowed the blood of the life-force to flow into the human world.”
We may recall the scene from the Last Supper where Jesus has the Apostles partake of the cup of “His blood”. It was this rite that the Apostles brought into the world as the sacrament of Communion, in which all who wished could partake in the blood of the divine life-force and take it into their Being, becoming one with it.
It is also understood in the Christian mysteries that the greater power that anointed and embodied itself in the figure of Jesus was the Sun. The Sun was understood to be the physical body of an invisible God- the Christos. The masculine creative ordering principle has been associated with the Sun since great antiquity, with human kings from Pharaoh Akhenaten of Egypt to King Louis XIV of France associating it (right or wrong) as the source of their power and right of “divine rule”.
The true king as understood in antiquity was a steward and protector to the people- a kind of “all father”. This concept would often be literal as well, as the lineage of the true king was seen as something that should be passed on to strengthen the people and the land. It was understood at that time there was a spiritual component to genetic lineage and true nobility. Like the immortal gods who were his ancestors, the king took on the role as the literal and figurative patriarch of the people.
The king was seen as being in a sacred matrimony with the land, which was understood to be the Goddess Herself. It was to Her and Her children (the people, as well as wild game and livestock) that the king was sworn to protect and serve until he was no longer capable. The king’s true queen was understood to be the Goddess of the Land; the Goddess of the Earth. It was she who had the ultimate say as to whether or not the king was fit to rule and be in union with her. Gnostics understood this Goddess as the “Fallen Goddess” Sophia, who “fell” into Earth. Many Gnostics and practitioners of the Mysteries understood both Mary the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene to be aspects or incarnations of this Goddess.
In “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover”, Moore and Gillette paint a very clear picture of what the role of the “Earthly” King was understood to be in these ancient times:
“It is the mortal king’s duty not only to receive and take to his people the right social order of the universe and cast it in a societal form but, even more fundamentally, to embody it in his own person, to live it in his own life. The mortal king’s first responsibility is to live according to Ma’at, or Dharma, or the Tao . If he does, the mythology goes, everything in the kingdom- that is, the creation, the world- will also go according to the Right Order. The kingdom will flourish. If the king does not live ‘in the Tao’ then nothing will go right for his people, or for the kingdom as a whole. The realm will languish, the Center, which the king represents, will not hold, and the kingdom will be ripe for rebellion.”
It is following this Right Order; following “The Way”, that legitimizes the King. Again, we recall Christ Jesus referring to himself as “the Way”- he was speaking as the living embodiment of this principle. To this day, many followers of the teachings of Christ refer to themselves as “Servants of the Way“.
During the Middle Kingdom period of ancient Egypt, the prophet Nefer-rohu wrote of the disastrous consequences of what occurred when corrupt and illegitimate rulers who did not follow and embody the principles of Ma’at– interpreted as “Right Order”; sat on the throne of Egypt:
“The land is completely perished… The sun-disc is covered over…. The rivers of Egypt are empty…. Damaged indeed are those good things, those fish ponds…. Everything good is disappeared… Foes have arisen in the east, and Asiatics have come down into Egypt….This land is helter-skelter…. men will take up weapons of warfare, [so that] the land lives in confusion. Men will make arrows of metal, beg for the bread of blood, and laugh with the laughter of sickness…. [A] man’s heart pursues himself [alone]…. A man sits in his corner [turning] his back while one kills another. I show thee a son as a foe, the brother as an enemy, and a man killing his [own] father.”
Nefer-rohu then prophesized of a new king that would arise who would embody the principles of Right Order, restoring Egypt, driving out the invaders and setting things right with the Kosmos.
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Something happened as the Ages progressed and humanity came into the “Dark Time”, i.e. the Kali Yuga. The kingly lineages became increasingly prone to corruption and tyranny. They began to no longer serve the people, but rather their own self-interest and lust for power. At the same time, members of the merchant class began to rise to prominence, corrupting the machinations of government. Again, it is at this time the story of Christ Jesus takes place. Born into obscurity, but having blood of the old kingly lineage, he had the task of raising the archetype of the king out of corruption- in essence bringing it back from the dead. The rulers on the throne were illegitimate, and now the true king- the true embodiment of the king archetype had returned. However, the way the throne would be reclaimed would be done in a way that was unheard of and is still at this point just beginning to become realized.
When Jesus bled into the Earth, the seeds were planted for something monumental. However, it would be some time before the seeds began to sprout and grow. As the gestation process was occurring, the illegitimate rulers maintained and continued their power. But they were secretly aware of what was occurring and sought to corrupt, poison or crush any “seedlings” of the Christ event that they saw.
These illegitimate rulers are still firmly in control of the machinations of Earthly government to this day, and are attempting to tighten their grasp out of fear of the inevitable. They believe that if they can manipulate, poison and destroy the soil of humanity and the Earth that they can hold onto their illegitimate power and keep the King from returning. However, true power rests only to those who can embody the King archetype, which these men (and women) do not. Anything else is illegitimate and will inevitably fall to its own internal corruption.
Jesus stated, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;”
It has been understood by students and practitioners of the Mysteries that the long-awaited “Second Coming” will not be the return of an individual, but rather the birth of a “Christened Humanity”- that is a humanity that acts and lives in “Christ Consciousness”. The King archetype is returning to manifest not as one great individual who will lead humanity and the Earth to the promised land, but rather it is returning to each individual soul that is incarnated on Earth who has done the work to prepare themselves as a vessel appropriate for such an anointing. To quote Hopi prophecy, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Christ Jesus sacrificed himself so that the Solar Initiations that were once relegated to a select few would be available to all of humanity. It is understood by many in the esoteric traditions, that the work of Christ Jesus enabled a sort of “inner life” in every human being that had not been available before. Christ made it possible for the sort of Self-Mastery that had only been possible for the most elite of incarnated beings to be available to everyone. Christ Jesus made it possible for anyone to embody the archetype of the King if they were willing to do what was needed for the transformation to take place. This is the true legacy of the man who was the incarnation of the Sun/Son of God and his lineage are all who are able to go through the initiation process of psycho-spiritual death and resurrection, and become an anointed being.
In order for this to take place, we have to allow the immature, selfish and fearful lower ego to die in order to claim our right to the “Throne”. This “death” was the pivotal component of the ancient initiation process, which has seemingly been lost in modern culture (although is still present in some of the indigenous cultures that are also being wiped out). The illegitimate rulers seek to keep us in a state of perpetual childhood so we cannot fully come into being as Sovereign Anointed Kings (and Queens). This is why governments and societies are set up in the manner that they currently are and by and large have been for millennia. Likewise, the initiations we are “allowed” to have in modern society are by and large things that either serve or don’t threaten the illegitimate system like graduations, job promotions, military service, sports, fraternities, etc. Otherwise, they are things that only serve to degrade and corrupt the individual like gang initiations. Even things like Freemasonic initiation rites are not what they once were.
During the periods known as the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, the ideas of Sovereignty; i.e. “Self-Rule” as well as Self Determination for not only nations, but individuals, began to resurface in European consciousness. Many of these ideas stemmed from the ancient Celtic, Germanic and Nordic cultures, but were eventually either suppressed or wiped out by the illegitimate rulers. These reborn ideals then began to spread throughout Europe and into the New World, culminating in the ideals expressed and carried out in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the idea of rule “for the people, by the people”.
However, the illegitimate rulers sought to twist and corrupt these “seedlings” and did so pretty successfully. The problem was that while the people may have been ready for the external freedom that results from self-rule, most were still not mature enough and lacked the true personal responsibility and understanding required for internal mastery. This made the people susceptible to moral corruption and cultural decadence, which eventually led to them losing sight of the little bit of self-mastery that had been achieved which had allowed for their external freedoms. Each generation slipped into increasing decadence and childishness. This is what has led to the predicament we find ourselves in today.
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We cannot have true freedom until we each learn to master our internal domain. We master our internal domain by learning to control and harmonize our thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions; as well as understanding and working in conjunction with the Laws of Nature and Creation. Now this may sound simple, but for most people (myself included) actually having the discipline and willingness to sacrifice and surrender the childish and selfish ways of the lower ego can be extremely difficult. Nevertheless this is exactly the process Christ Jesus said was necessary in the Gospel of Thomas when he said:
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one. . . then you will enter [the kingdom].”
This work begins when one answers “The Call” of Life to begin the path of CONSCIOUS spiritual initiation (this in and of itself can take lifetimes). It is at this point we begin “The Hero’s Journey” that mythologist and author Joseph Campbell pointed out was the central theme of the major myths and legends of humanity- including the story of Christ Jesus. In this archetypal story, the hero is called (often reluctantly) to embark on a quest or adventure. The hero then passes through a series of increasingly harrowing ordeals and initiations, climaxing in his/her confronting death itself in some form or fashion. This culminates in the triumphant ascension or “resurrection” of the hero who is now changed from what he once was into something far greater. It is a change as stark as the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. In truth, the Hero is the young, immature version of the King, who goes through the ordeal in order to be able to legitimately claim the Throne. It was only after the death and resurrection that Jesus was truly KING OF KINGS.
Looking at the world through this understanding of the King archetype, we can see that all the suffering, chaos, and environmental erosion currently taking place in the world is a direct impetus of illegitimate rulers who do not properly align with the King energy being allowed to hold power; combined with our own refusal to align with the King energy ourselves. If we look back to the writings of the ancient Egyptian prophet, Nefer-rohu, we will see a startling amount of similarities between what his people were experiencing then under illegitimate rulership, and what we are experiencing now. However unlike those ancient times, we now each have not only the potential but the responsibility to bring that King energy back into the world through ourselves and bring new life to a dying humanity and a dying planet.
We need to understand that this will not be achieved through electing politicians and giving more power to technocrats and oligarchs. These are the illegitimate rulers who operate the illegitimate governing system, and any attempt to legitimize the illegitimate is an exercise in futility. I believe human destiny begins with the move towards true Sovereignty; true Self-Rule; which leads to true freedom both internally and externally. The idea of human self-governance should be the end goal here, but it is something that must be initiated from within ourselves, rather than something to impose externally through creating more laws and bureaucracies.
Of course I realize that individual humans are far from equal, most of all in their progress moving up the ladder towards this ultimate goal of becoming Anointed Sovereign Beings. This process can take lifetimes. I realize that most humans alive on this planet are not ready or even capable of Self-Rule at this time, and that a great deal of suffering will still need to occur before this reality will be manifested on a collective level. But suffering, although unpleasant, is a crucial component in the process of Self-Mastery. Suffering is the elixir of the strong. Christ Jesus needed to suffer immensely before he could before his destiny of becoming KING OF KINGS could be fully realized. But it is in the midst of our suffering where we have the opportunity to face and overcome the things that keep us from Self-Mastery, including the greatest fear known to mankind- death.
We are seeking to do nothing less than align our Being with the Divine Ordering Principle of the Universe. I will again reference the wonderfully insightful work of Moore and Gillette to explain how this Principle can work in each one of us:
“The King archetype in its fullness possesses the quality of order, of reasonable and rational patterning, of integration and integrity… in the psyche. It stabilizes chaotic emotion and out of control behaviors. It brings calm. And in its ‘fertilizing’ and centeredness, it mediates vitality, life-force and joy. It brings maintenance and balance. It defends our own sense of inner order, our own integrity of being and of purpose, our own central calmness about who we are, and our essential unassailability and certainty in our… identity. It looks upon the world with a firm but kindly eye. It sees others in all their weakness and in all their talent and self-worth. It honors them and promotes them. It guides them and nurtures them toward their own fullness of being. It is not envious, because it is secure, as the King, in its own worth. It rewards and encourages creativity in us and in others.
In its central incorporation and expression of the Warrior, it represents an aggressive might when that is what is needed when order is threatened. It also has the power of inner authority. It knows and discerns (its Magician aspect) and acts out of this deep knowingness. It delights in us and others (its Lover aspect) and shows this delight through words of authentic praise and concrete actions that enhance our lives.”
Austrian mystic, Rudolf Steiner understood the Christ Impulse to be the one that brought balance and harmony to the opposing forces of the manifest world. This impulse brings order and blessing into the world and into our lives. It is the realization and actualization of the Christ Impulse, which is one and the same as the King archetype, that will move us towards our destiny, which was alluded to when Jesus said in John 10:34, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’?”
I do not believe the destiny of man is to simply return to our Source in order to be re-absorbed, becoming the same formless collective we emerged as in the beginning. Nor do I feel we are simply to become child-like spirit beings frolicking in a heavenly paradise, living in a state of divine subjugation, and existing in a sort of angelic hive-mind: we aren’t going back to Eden. Rather I feel our destiny is to continue the individuation process of the ONE that divided ITSELF into many, until each individual soul is the fully realized god-being that it is meant to be. There is a difference between individuation and separation- one is reality while the other is illusion. The full realization of the Solar Christ Impulse and the King energy is man’s path to godhood. I see us each as individual souls destined to become divine immortal beings in a way that is different than what we were before. We are evolving and are to become the new pantheon of immortal gods and goddesses- sacred kings and queens- ushering in the New Kingdom of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
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When we undergo our daily activities we don´t feel much of God or spirit. Why? Is God far away? I don´t think so. If God is God, he is infinite and we live therefore in him. In order to find him, we must look for the spirit that perceives our lives. This is the quiet space within. We can identify with that instead of our thoughts, who are lying to us about who we are. The ego is just a thought, but never fully present now, therefore it’s not real.