Friday, May 15, 2015

Esoteric Christianity

"A talk given by Stanton Stevens at the Theosophical Library in Seattle, WA on June 10, 2012. Based on the teachings of Henry T. Laurency.

See this and more on Stanton's site at http://onepurelove.com.
All the Laurency writings are available to read and download free at www.laurency.com/."

This is a good talk on esoteric Christianity. A lot of material is said to have been added to the Bible as a control mechanism by a Roman authority and the Old Testament "god" of destruction, is not viewed as the same God of love that Christ spoke of.

In esoteric Christianity it is the "Christ consciousness" that rises in the individual. It's not a literal return of Jesus from the dead.
Esoteric Christianity refers to the occult study and the mystic living of the esoteric knowledge related to what adherents view as the "inner teachings" of early Christianity, seen as a Mystery religion. The term is originally associated with the Essenes and later with the Rosicrucians.

Modern-day scholars believe that the foundational teachings of Esoteric Christianity were held secret by the Essenes and the early Christians until publicly presented to the world in the early 20th century in an effort to establish a future universal religion as mankind, with a more developed mind and will, walk forward to the understandings of universal Brotherhood. Its central aim is to aid each human being in his/her task of developing the "Golden Wedding Garment": the Christ Within that must be born.

The Christ Within is defined as Paul of Tarsus' "soma psuchicon", meaning soul body, needed by each individual in order to be able to enter and permanently live in the next Sixth Epoch's etheric environment (new heavens and a new earth): the New Galilee.

These teachings are also believed to enable each individual to understand the mystery of life, that is, the mystery of death, eliminating the fear of it and are preparing human beings for in due time, as the Sun enters Aquarius by precession, to start seeing among themselves their true inner being.
http://www.thenazareneway.com/mysticism/esoteric_christianity.htm

The way I see it, Jesus or Yeshua if you rather, was a rainbow body monk. Just as students go to these monks today for teachings and blessings and just as Padmasambhava is said to have been able to take on someone else's karma to help burn it off, I believe Jesus offers much the same. I have no issue believing that Jesus was an emanation of the divine offering a shortcut to the rainbow body. I suggest trying your best and praying for his help!



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Scientific Proof of Reincarnation by Dr. Ian Stevenson