There is no death of anyone, hut only in appearance, even as dure is no birth of any, save only in seeming. ‘The change from being to becoming seems to be birth, and tlu change from becoming to being seems to be death, but in reality no one is ever bom, nor does one mer die. Dt is simply a being visible and then invisible; the former dtrough the density of matter, and the latter because of the subtlety of being-being which is ever the same, its only change being motion and rest. Jor being has this necessary peculiarity, that its change is brought about by nothing external to itself; but whole becomes parts and parts become whole in the oneness of the all. — PLATO
This world has for too long concerned itself with spiritual adepts whom it has aggrandized into often exaggerated and unrealistic proportions. Every representative of divine truth and wisdom, without exception, are at best, enlightened messengers and teachers of varying degrees and abilities. Yet do they remain bound to the many human frailties and limitations of t he human body, and as such, should not be worshiped as gods on earth.
Through the course of history if is proven that people in general tend to unquestionably flow with the herd mentality and have not the slightest clue as to what is genuine truth and what is not, what is real spirituality and what is not. Nor do they care to invest, any serious personal effort upon which to base their convictions. Whv should they exert themselves? The churches are already built and established, and millions of people caimot be wrong, least of all their parents and grandparents. And of course, how dare anyone think of questioning the absolute, supreme authority of the Church! Haven’t you learned anything yet? Hie clergy are wiser than you and have all the right answers for everything! If they tell you the world is only 6,000 years old, then by God, you better not question that, or you just might biun forever in hell with the rest of the heathens and heretics.
Some of the greatest spiritual sages who have walked this earth, whether born wealthy or poor, have consciously chosen to pass trough history unaffected by worldly temptations. Genuine gnostic teachers are not here to become lucrative Hollywood-style personalities, like so many modern-day, self-centered, vanity-motivated evangelists. What the gnostic sage pursues is a selfless, unwavering life mission to elevate the thinking of mankind by giving us a true conception of our position hi life and the universe and its higher dimensions. It is the message that matters above all, and not just doing, but being, whether the adept passes through this life as a teacher of great distinction or as a seemingly aimless drifter.
There is immense wealth and power in the organized religion business, as one can easily observe by the collective thousands of illustrious and imposing temples, churches and cathedrals that span the globe. And no one knows this better than the gangs and governments who invent and manipulate organized religions. Invent, you say? Surely now, you go too far! No, in fact, we must go much further if we arc to shatter the heavy iron chains of mini’s incommensurable ignorance, bet us not pick at the many small-fries and up-starts, let us go to the biggest manipulation machine of all, the so-called “holy of holies,” Christianity.
The first century of our era was a tumultuous time concerning the powers of Church and State. The Roman Empire was fast losing its grip on the state cults and national religions institutions. It was evident that if Rome intended to continue wielding religious authority and control, then it would have to establish a major religion, a universal church, that would best consolidate the existing religions, while at the same time diffuse the ardent and independent spirit of the free-t hinking populace. The word catholic, it is interesting to note, means universal, mid world domination and power has forever been the aim of the Vatican. Universalism is one of the many tools of the tyrant to achieve such ends.
In the Greek Cappadtx’ian city of Tvana on tile 16th day of February 2 A.D. there was born a child named Apollonius. It was soon to become apparent that he wras not just anv ordinary child, but one of exceptional gifts and mental power. At the youthful age of 14 he had so out- distanced his teachers that he was sent away to complete his education: at age 16 he attended the Temple of Aigae. In this same year he had taken the Pythagorean Vows mid had already gained reputation by performing remarkable miracles. Apollonius was known to have a striking physical presence and countenance as he grew’ into manhood.
Like Pythagoras, Apollonius travelled extensively in his youthful years, making pilgrimages to the many religious temples mid mystery schools. When upon his travels he w’ould often be accompanied by his close disciples, one of whom was named Lucius. Depending on the language, the name Lucius is pronoimced Lucas or Luke. Luke (Lucius) was the transcriber of the life of Apollonius, as indicated by Damns, who was the most beloved disciple of Apollonius.
If this life story is starting to sound somewhat familiar, it should, because, it was from the real life personage of Apollonius that the fictional Jesus was so craftily created. To this day there has yet to be produced one single shred of sound, historical evidence that a real life man named Jesus the Christ., ever existed. All of Rome knew of Apollonius, and had another miracle worker existed at that same time period, it would have been noted and recorded.
The Roman emperors sought out such people of miraculous reputation.
Apollonius was consulted by not less than five emperors, namely: Nero. Vespasian, Titus, Domitian and Xerva. The prototype from which the Jesus figure was created is virtually Apollonius and not. an historical Jesus.
It was in the year 325 C .It that the Jesus figure was invented at mid by the Nicaan Council, and precisely at this tune that. Christianity was officially created and established by the State. Between the time of the first century and the year 325. it was known as “the time of the coming of the Christ.” — Christ, which is a title meaning “the anointed.” For the first three centuries there was only talk of a “coming of a Christ.” The name and purported exploits of a so-called Jesus had not been determined until the Council at Nicaea.
The religion of Christianity is almost a carbon copy of 16 former religions already quite ancient, at that time. Primarily, it was the Celtic sun God lesa (Ditinized Jesu) that was adopted by the Roman Chinch at Niciea. At this Council representatives from all parts of the Roman Empire are said to have met at the command of the Emperor Const ant hie to formulate a Church policy, a unified creed and to establish a worship which would bring all of the people under one spiritual head. Tie adoption of such measures would at once increase the ¡lower of the Chinch, as well as insure the devotion and veneration of the populace for the person of the Emperor to whom they attributed divine ¡lower. Tie consummation of this policy was expected to be of great benefit, to botli Church mid State, and enable the Emperor to fuse together into a unified whole the various peoples of the different countries and cultures which would comprise the Empire.
After this Council, the first act of the Church Fathers was to burn all writings they could find, especially those of t he first three hundred years of the common era which revered Apollonius as the spiritual leader of the first century. It was for this reason as well that ancient libraries were ordered to be burned, including the famous and irreplaceable Library at Alexandria. It was later revealed that the chief librarian at Alexandria at that time had been warned of the plot and secretly removed some of the most valued writings and sent them to Arabia for safe-keeping. Recently in the 20th century, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, the Israeli government immediately took possession of them in order to whisk them away from the eyes of the world.
The early 4th century book entitled THE LlEE OF APOLLONIUS by historian Philostratus would not surface again until 1501 C.E. The first English translation did not become available until the year 1680. Thirteen years later, the English Charles Blaunt translation was condemned by the Church and further publication was prohibited. In 1809 Edward Berwick made a new English translation of the volume, whereupon the Church confiscated and burned the book so fast that by 1907 no copies were to be found.
It was not until 1582 that Pope Gregory XIII devised the “New Style” calendar, adopted by England and America in 1752. The Gregorian calendar officially imposed the political and social domination the “Christian Era,” designating the formulated birth of Jesus at year 1 A.D., Anno Domini, the Year of Our Lord.
Short and simple, Christianity is a religion designed by the controlling elite, for the express purpose of total world manipulation of the masses. And any and all religious institutions over the ages which in any way conflicted with this idea were to be destroyed. For this reason, the mystery cults were suppressed, and initiation into the ancient or esoteric Mysteries were forbidden, so that no religious establishment, worship or practice could exist which would draw and hold men to it other than the Roman State Church. Pagans became the primary target, being that their free-thinking minds would not yield adherence to a mere political and idolatrous church, whose doctrines were, in the main, intended for the uninstructed multitude. Such minds could not be dominated by a political or mercenary priesthood.
Religion for Apollonius was not a faith only, it was a science. For him, the shows of things were but ever- changing appearances; cults and rites, religions and faiths, were all one to him, provided the right spirits were behind them.
Most of the recorded wonder-doings of Apollonius are cases of prophecy or foreseeing, of seeing at a distance and seeing the past, of seeing or hearing in vision, of healing the sick or curing cases of obsession or possession.
Like all the great pagan religions the object of his worship is always said to have been the “Sun,” that is to say, the lord of our world and its sister worlds, whose glorious symbol is the orb of day.
Apollonius lived to the ripe age of 98 years old and was a man of strong physique and health. The most distinguished of his followers was Musonius, who was considered the greatest philosopher of the time after the Tyanian. Unlike his fictional counterpart, Apollonius prided himself on coinage, and though not a violent or hostile man, he represented Nature’s Law as God’s Law and would not be one to preach the emasculating, philosophical pablum of “turn the other cheek” and “love thine enemies.” Upon hearing the news that Titus had conquered Jerusalem in battle, he immediately sent Titus a high letter of praise, to which Titus replied to the respected sage, “I have conquered Jerusalem, but thou hast conquered me.”
In his travels Apollonius made a special point to spend a night in the tomb of Achilles to hold communion with this legendary warrior spirit. He, also, restored and erected a statue and chapel to Palamedes, the hero of the Trojan War. When visiting Thermopylae, the famous battle site of Leonidas and the 300 Spartans, Apollonius overheard his followers discussing which mountain was the highest in Greece. He called them to himself and said, “This is the highest mountain in Greece; for those who died here elevated it even above Olympus.”
The warm and fuzzy maxim “Peace on Earth—Good Will Towards Men” has to be one of the most glaring and bare-faced falsehoods ever concocted and uttered by the Christian Church. They certainly expected too much when they supposed that a fiction, which was believed in an ignorant age, would, also, continue to be believed in an enlightened one. There was never a holocaust that could even compare to the 1,000 black years of indiscriminate torture and death known as the Christian Inquisition. There has been more blood spilled in the name of religion than in all the secular wars of history. Literally, rivers of blood have been shed in the name of the fictitious Jesus, motivated by an insatiable lust for power and gain. Yet, not one drop of blood was known to be shed in the name of the real-life spiritual wonder-worker, Apollonius.
But a higher duty is laid upon the sage; he must die for his principles and the truth he holds dearer than life. It is not the law that lays this choice upon him, it is not Nature; it is the strength and courage e of his own soul, though fire or sword threaten him, it will not overcome his resolution or force from him the slightest falsehood; but he will guard the secrets of others’ lives and all that has been entrusted to his honor, as religiously as the secrets of initiation.”