This article will be broken down into three separate categories: Esoteric/Allegorical interpretation; Astrotheology (the study of the stars and planets) & Jesus in the gnostic text entitled the “Acts of John” actually saying he was never physically crucified, and that it needs to be viewed from an esoteric interpretation.
If you look at the crucifixion like actual history you will see a heart-wrenching act of obedience and love for the salvation of all humankind. But when viewed with the eyes of a spiritualist or gnostic, boy, we come away with a truly transformative experience that every single one of us can take something from and apply directly to our lives! That was the true intention of the early biblical writers to begin with, but it takes a leap on your part to do your own research into the stars above and to learn how these texts were coded to keep the true knowledge hidden so only the earnest seeker would uncover them.
Take a deep breath, put away your preconceived beliefs, religion, culture, traditions and read this with an open mind using the common sense and logic that God gave you, and maybe, just maybe you will come away with a true revelation and understanding of what it all means.
If indeed God conditions your forgiveness on the torturing and death of His only Son in a vilest and most inhumane way, it has to make you wonder, doesn’t it? Wasn’t there some other way to forgive humankind other than this vile act of bloodshed and brutality? No other way, really? And that all of this is because a talking snake told a naked woman in a garden to eat the forbidden fruit from a sacred holy tree? Good grief, what happened to our logic and common sense? Do we check our brains at the door of the church when we go in? We shouldn’t, and in this article, you will gain a new understanding of what it all means and be able to toss those fears aside and embrace the Christ within, which is where Christ has always been.
Christianity is based in fear and guilt, which are strong motivators to “stick to the path” or you may suffer (from a fundamentalist point of view) in “Hell” for all eternity. Hebrews 6 is a good place to start if you want scriptural proof that it doesn’t mean what the church is telling you it means:
6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
The Apostle Paul just said to toss your religion in the trash because they are teaching those subjects literally (of the letter) and they need to be taught by what they mean spiritually. That’s a pretty bold statement.
It forces you to look at the crucifixion, the Bible and all of these ancient teachings from every religion in a different way. There’s just no way around it. Your common sense is trying to get through to you but you have to be willing to listen to it.
One piece of advice I’ll never forget was the following statement made from Moses Maimonides, the Jewish theologian and historian, “Every time you find in our books a tale, the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit.”
That statement definitely rings true with the crucifixion.
You’ve probably always been taught like I was, that Jesus was crucified in Golgotha outside of the walls of Jerusalem on Mount Calvary’s Cross. Golgotha means “skull,” and Calvary comes from the Latin “Calvaria” which also means “cranium or skull.” So why are the biblical writers associating the crucifixion with the head or skull? That is only one of the mysteries of this event that we will find insight into here.
Some Christians will tell you that Golgotha is an area outside of the walls of Jerusalem that is a rock with a smooth skull-like appearance. They are, once again, taking the scripture literally and looking for any place nearby that could possibly fit the description of a skull, and fit their religious beliefs. “They look and look but do not see” that “the Kingdom is within them.”
Let’s take a look at a few scriptures that can help us begin to dive deeper.
Revelation 11:8 (KJV)
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
I am willing to bet that most of you have never read or heard that particular piece of scripture in church before. So Jesus was also crucified in these places spiritually known as “Sodom and Egypt” as well. We have Golgotha, Calvary, Sodom and Egypt. Why are there four locations linked to the crucifixion?
Sodom and Egypt– ”Symbols of the lower planes, or lower nature.” Gaskell’s
Hmm, Jesus was crucified in the lower nature (lower emotions) or lower mind. Golgotha and Calvary both tie in well with that association, especially now that it has been revealed that the crucifixion has taken place in the skull or mind. Let’s look at another passage.
Mark 4:11 (KJV)
11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables
Meaning that there has to be a symbolic meaning to everything. Because if not, then we are back to square one with the literal bloody torture and death of a really nice guy. The things that are done in parables to those that are without (outside of themselves) is referring to those people that refuse to or are unwilling to go within themselves to find the Kingdom of God (Luke 17-21). Remember, the crucifixion is taking place in the mind (Golgotha & Calvary), and how do you enter the mind? Once again, like so many of the ancient texts are telling you, it is meditation.
There is no God that would use people to torture somebody to death, that is not even aware that they are being used, in order to forgive people. There is, however, a God that has created this universe and placed a Jesus within each and every one of us and showed you in parable, symbolic and allegorical terms how it must be dispensed so that the Christ part of you can rise into everlasting glory by means of the higher realms of consciousness in the human mind.
Okay, let’s take a look at the prelude to the crucifixion and decipher what is being said symbolically, allegorically and in parable because Jesus said that He didn’t speak unless it was in a parable to those that are not going within themselves.
Matthew 27-26 KJV
Then released he [Pontius Pilate] Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
In the oldest versions of the biblical text, Barabbas is shown as “Jesus Barabbas” and the name Barabbas actually means “Son of the Father.” Bar means “son,” and Abba means “father.”
[According to the United Bible Societies’ text, Matthew 27:17 reads: “…whom will ye that I release unto you? Jesus Barabbas [Greek: Iesous ton Barabbas] or Jesus which is called Christ [Greek: Iesous ton legomenon Christon]?”
Some early Greek manuscripts of Matthew present Barabbas’ name twice as Jesus bar Abbas: manuscripts in the Caesarean group of texts, the Sinaitic Palimpsest, the Palestinian Syriac lectionaries and some of the manuscripts used by Origen in the 3rd century, all support the fact that Barabbas’ name was originally Jesus Barabbas, though not all modern New Testament translations reflect this. Origen deliberately rejected the reading in the manuscript he was working with, and left out “Iesous” deliberately, for reverential considerations, certainly a strongly motivated omission. Early editors did not want the name Jesus associated with anyone who was a sinner. Mark’s parallels between the two men, each a “Jesus, son of the Father,” constructing a parable, may also have been considered overplayed (see below).
The alternative possibility, that “Jesus” was unintentionally inserted twice before Barabbas’ name, in verses 16 and 17, is unlikely, especially since Barabbas is mentioned first in each verse (thus, dittography is ruled out). Further, the addition of “called the Christ” to Jesus’ name (Iesous ton legomenon Christon) in verse 17 makes better sense if Barabbas is also called “Jesus” (Iesous ton Barabbas). Otherwise, a mere “Jesus” would have been sufficient to distinguish the two. Source from answering-christianity.com]
Another interesting note is that the writings of Pontius Pilate are missing the pages that would have contained the documentation of the crucifixion. They appear to have been removed purposefully, probably because the church was embarrassed that they contained nothing of the crucifixion and was, once again, trying to cover up all of the historical inaccuracies surrounding this event and the life of Jesus.
So…why are they both the son of the father and both named Jesus? Simply put, it’s because one represents the higher aspect of consciousness and the other the lower.
Gaskells defines Barabbas as follows: “This symbol stands for a type of the lower instincts which kill out the spirit.”
The crowd (self-seeking qualities of the lower mind) chose Barabbas because most of us will always choose the lower over the higher. The mob or the crowd will always choose that which is the lower or carnal nature. To choose the higher would mean you would need to step away from the religious herd that doesn’t understand the spiritual aspect of these texts, and that is a hard thing to do. I know because I’ve been there.
Now in the matter of the scourging, which is a lashing on the back, the back is the location of the spine, the spine is the location of the seven chakras, through which flows the energy known as kundalini. Let’s take a look at a passage from Revelations.
5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
The Book of Life is written within and sealed with seven seals on the backside. You are the Book of Life and the seven seals are the seven chakras. In other words, the crowd, your fundamentalist Christian family, Christian friends, they all lash out against this because they don’t understand that it’s symbolic/allegory and not literal. The system rises with its mob mentality and fury and comes against it, lashing it.
Okay, so the Jesus part in you must die, the physical representation of the flesh must die because once the physical is no more it becomes spiritual, it becomes Christ. You become the anointed one.
Matthew 27-27 KJV
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
Gaskells defines soldiers as follows: “A symbol of striving mental qualities, good or bad, which act under guidance.”
Why do soldiers figure so prominently in this story? Because soldiers represent discipline. In order for the Jesus within you to be crucified, you have to be disciplined in your meditational practice.
The Jesus in you must die so you can become Christ-like. Jesus even says the following in the Gospel of John:
John 16:7 (KJV)
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you
Let’s see what develops next in the story.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
Very important information here. To be naked is to remove all worldly coverings (this is also the symbology behind why Adam & Eve were naked), all of the things that you cling to, but for the transformation to take place they have to be discarded, virgin consciousness, and it doesn’t matter what they are because your mission here is too great to be hesitant or timid in your resolve. Nothing can get in the way of your resolve to rise above your lower nature.
We also see that they put a scarlet robe on Jesus. Why scarlet? The word scarlet means “divine life.” So when you meditate you are stripping away the lower thoughts or the thoughts associated with the outside and replacing them with divine thoughts. All that touches you now is the kingship, that which is divine.
This is all mysticism and so is the following:
Proverbs 31-21 KJV [parenthesis are mine]
She [inner spirit] is not afraid of the snow [water/truth] for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet [divine life].
It means the same thing! Nothing but beautifully written allegory to assist you with understanding who you are, what you are, why you are here, how to break the reincarnation cycle, and how to get back to where you came from, which is the light.
[The Gospel of Thomas
- Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where have you come from?’ say to them, ‘We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.’ If they say to you, ‘Is it you?’ say, ‘We are its children, and we are the chosen of the living Father.’]
Okay, moving along with the next phase of the crucifixion.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
They mocked Him, meaning that this wonderfully deep personal experience of going within yourself is mocked by the ignorant.
The reed being placed in the right hand is vitally important to understand what is trying to be conveyed to you. Because the right hand symbolizes the divine aspect of your nature, the right hemisphere of the brain, and the reed symbolizes volition, the royal scepter, or power of the will. In short, the power of the divine within you.
The crown comes from the Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) and means “higher consciousness.” The crown of thorns means “a symbol of the lower qualities’ falsely assumed veneration for an ideal far beyond them.” [Gaskells] “The crown of thorns proclaims a sovereignty founded on sufferings.” A. Maclaren, Sermons, 1st Series, P. 159.
“Hail, King of the Jews” is mockingly saying that Jesus is King of the Jewish people. Jesus’ reply when He was asked if He was King of the Jews in John 18-36 is the following: “My kingdom is not of this world.” And we still have Christians today saying that Jesus is coming back to set up His kingdom here on Earth, even though He said that the Kingdom of God is within you in Luke 17-21, and in Luke 17-20 that the Kingdom does not come with observation, so you won’t see it physically.
The whole foundation of the religion known as Christianity is based on the second coming of Jesus, but that line of thinking is contrary to what Jesus said.
Matthew 13-13 KJV
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
He is talking about the religious mob that is taking everything literally and not understanding the allegorical, symbolic and spiritual meaning of the text.
Romans 2 28-29 KJV
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Number one, stop chopping off the foreskin of little boys because it doesn’t mean that!!!
And number two, Jesus was not an outward Jew but an inward Jew, so when they called Him “King of the Jews” they didn’t understand that it really means a person that camps at the spiritual right side, right hemisphere of the brain, the Tribe of Judah (the Children of Light) that pitched their tents to the East to the point of the rising sun. It’s always the East or right side because when you face North the East is always on the right side. One who dwells inwardly and practices meditation dwells on the right side and is known as an inward Jew.
Jesus even tells you that you can do greater things than He can do!
John 14:12 (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
He said that you are the light of the world.
14 Ye are the light of the world.
He said not to ask Him for anything, and when you truly understand the hidden meaning you will know that you, Jesus and the Father are one.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
He asks why you call Him Lord.
Luke 6:46 (KJV)
46 And why call ye me Lord and do not the things which I say?
The Apostle Paul said that Christ needed to be formed in you.
Galatians 4:19 (KJV)
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.
Matthew 27-30 (KJV)
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Spit is a sign of contempt, and contempt from the outside is a sign of disgust or hatred for Christ inside you. They took the reed and smote Him on the head, meaning they don’t understand the symbol of authority, which the reed represents. They misuse God’s authority to bring burdens and inflict them on God’s people using the thing that symbolizes the power to hold you in the bondage of their way.
Matthew 27-31 (KJV)
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
So now the lower flesh needs to be crucified. The symbols of kingship are no longer symbols that have meaning. You have to set aside everything and do what must be done.
Matthew 27-32 (KJV)
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
The name Simon means “listen,” circumcised hearing, spiritual hearing; you are now only listening to the Christ within.
Matthew 27-33 (KJV)
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
Here we have the infamous Golgotha again, telling you that all of this is happening inside of your mind/skull during meditation.
Matthew 27-34 (KJV)
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
Vinegar mixed with gall is a drink designed to dull the senses, and when Jesus tasted it he refused to drink it. Meaning that you have to be fully present and aware during this process and that you can’t take the kingdom by force by using drugs or hallucinogens.
Matthew 27-35 (KJV)
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Casting lots means that the people were gambling over who would get the now discarded clothes. The clothes now being associated with the lower nature.
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
Now we are really getting into some fantastic information! We have duality referenced in the number two. Right Hand=spiritual nature (higher); Left Hand=physical nature (lower). Yin and Yang, good and evil, God and Devil, etc.
There is also sun allegory interwoven here. If we use astrotheology (the study of the stars and planets) we see that when the sun enters the constellation Crux, or the Southern Cross, on December 21st during the first day of the Winter Solstice, which time falls smack dab in between Sagittarius (horse) and Capricorn (goat), and in agricultural times long past were known as the two thieves because no harvest could be had due to the weather extremes of these colder astrological signs. The horse and goat also being where the symbology of the manger or stable of Christ’s birth came from.
Now, it’s widely known and easily proven that the Church associating the birth of Jesus with the Winter Solstice was an early concession to compete with the Roman holiday of Saturnalia and the worship of the sun god Sol Invictus, which means “unconquered sun.” This move was done to increase the popularity of and bring more followers to Christianity; pure politics. Jesus was not born on December 25th. Actually, nobody knows when He was born or when He was crucified and that should speak volumes to you.
Matthew 27 45-46 (KJV)
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
First of all, read the following Psalm:
Psalm 22 (KJV)
22 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
That is verbatim what Jesus said. Perfect setup for a Davidic savior to enter upon the scene in the New Testament.
One more thing to note, in the Gospel of Peter, Jesus actually says: “My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me.” The power being the heavenly [indwelling] Christ, who for a time had bee associated with the earthly person of the Redeemer.” W.R. Inge, Paddock Lectures, P. 57
Now let’s break down the eclipse and what that means.
Here we have a reference to a three-hour-long eclipse, which we know is impossible. Backtracking through time and using mathematical calculations, we can ascertain that there actually was an eclipse that was visible in Turkey, but not a three-hour-long one or one that would have been visible where the crucifixion was purported to have taken place.
The three-hour eclipse has a two-fold meaning. One is that the number three symbolizes rebirth or renewal in mysticism, and the second is that it’s symbolic of when the sun is crucified as it initially passes through the Southern Cross, or Crux during the Winter Solstice, it “dies” on December 21st, is entombed for three days and three nights (22nd, 23rd & 24th) and is “reborn” on December 25th. December 21st is actually the darkest day of the year, hence the eclipse coinciding with the crucifixion.
Also, if we take a look at the crown of thorns we can see the connection to the corona of the sun. Since Jesus is the sun using astrotheology, this makes perfect sense.
This is easily researched and provable. In fact, many “God-Men” of the past were also “born of a virgin or sexless act” and/or “crucified,” (Zalmoxis, Inanna/Ishtar, Perseus, Hephaestus, Alexander The Great-although he was human, his accomplishments were so great that he was believed to be virgin-born -, Romulus, Mithras, Dionysus, Neith, Erechtheus, Minerva, Mars, Ra) each of them symbolizing a rebirth in you. This is where the term “born again” originated from.
The Acts of John:
Okay, to wrap up this beast of an article we need to take a look at the words of Jesus in the Acts of John (John the Baptist, the one whom Jesus loved) actually saying that he was never crucified. The Acts of John, which is gnostic in origin, was part of the Nag Hammadi texts found buried in a clay urn in the desert of Egypt in 1945 and was not allowed in the Bible due to it being labeled as heretical and apocryphal. The belief is that when the church was burning the old texts that didn’t support their agenda, someone had the common sense to hide these so that someone, someday would uncover them and spread the truth of their contents to the rest of the world.
97 Thus, my beloved, having danced with us the Lord went forth. And we as men gone astray or dazed with sleep fled this way and that. I, then, when I saw him suffer, did not even abide by his suffering, but fled unto the Mount of Olives, weeping at that which had befallen. And when he was crucified on the Friday, at the sixth hour of the day, darkness came upon all the earth. And my Lord standing in the midst of the cave and enlightening it, said: John, unto the multitude below in Jerusalem I am being crucified and pierced with lances and reeds, and gall and vinegar is given me to drink. But unto thee I speak, and what I speak hear thou. I put it into thy mind to come up into this mountain, that thou mightest hear those things which it behoveth a disciple to learn from his teacher and a man from his God.
98 And having thus spoken, he showed me a cross of light fixed (set up), and about the cross a great multitude, not having one form: and in it (the cross) was one form and one likeness. And the Lord himself I beheld above the cross, not having any shape, but only a voice: and a voice not such as was familiar to us, but one sweet and kind and truly of God, saying unto me: John, it is needful that one should hear these things from me, for I have need of one that will hear. This cross of light is sometimes called the word by me for your sakes, sometimes mind, sometimes Jesus, sometimes Christ, sometimes door, sometimes a way, sometimes bread, sometimes seed, sometimes resurrection, sometimes Son, sometimes Father, sometimes Spirit, sometimes life, sometimes truth, sometimes faith, sometimes grace. And by these names it is called as toward men: but that which it is in truth, as conceived of in itself and as spoken of unto you, it is the marking-off of all things, and the firm uplifting of things fixed out of things unstable, and the harmony of wisdom, and indeed wisdom in harmony. There are [places] of the right hand and the left, powers also, authorities, lordships and demons, workings, threatenings, wraths, devils, Satan, and the lower root whence the nature of the things that come into being proceeded.
99 This cross, then, is that which fixed all things apart by the word, and separate off the things that are from those that are below, and then also, being one, streamed forth into all things. But this is not the cross of wood which thou wilt see when thou goest down hence: neither am I he that is on the cross, whom now thou seest not, but only hearest his voice. I was reckoned to be that which I am not, not being what I was unto many others: but they will call me something else which is vile and not worthy of me. As, then, the place of rest is neither seen nor spoken of, much more shall I, the Lord thereof, be neither seen.
100 Now the multitude of one aspect that is about the cross is the lower nature: and they whom thou seest in the cross, if they have not one form, it is because not yet hath every member of him that came down been comprehended. But when the human nature (or the upper nature) is taken up, and the race which draweth near unto me and obeyeth my voice, he that now heareth me shall be united therewith, and shall no more be that which now he is, but above them, as I also now am. For so long as thou callest not thyself mine, I am not that which I am (or was): but if thou hear me, thou, hearing, shalt be as I am, and I shall be that which I was, when I [have]thee as I am with myself. For from me thou art that (which I am). Care not therefore for the many, and them that are outside the mystery despise; for know thou that I am wholly with the Father, and the Father with me.
101 Nothing, therefore, of the things which they will say of me have I suffered: nay, that suffering also which I showed unto thee and the rest in the dance, I will that it be called a mystery. For what thou art, thou seest, for I showed it thee; but what I am I alone know, and no man else. Suffer me then to keep that which is mine, and that which is thine behold thou through me, and behold me in truth, that I am, not what I said, but what thou art able to know, because thou art akin thereto. Thou hearest that I suffered, yet did I not suffer; that I suffered not, yet did I suffer; that I was pierced, yet I was not smitten; hanged, and I was not hanged; that blood flowed from me, and it flowed not; and, in a word, what they say of me, that befell me not, but what they say not, that did I suffer. Now what those things are I signify unto thee, for I know that thou wilt understand. Perceive thou therefore in me the praising (al. slaying al. rest) of the (or a) Word (Logos), the piercing of the Word, the blood of the Word, the wound of the Word, the hanging up of the Word, the suffering of the Word, the nailing (fixing) of the Word, the death of the Word. And so speak I, separating off the manhood. Perceive thou therefore in the first place of the Word; then shalt thou perceive the Lord, and in the third place the man, and what he hath suffered.
102 When he had spoken unto me these things, and others which I know not how to say as he would have me, he was taken up, no one of the multitudes having beheld him. And when I went down I laughed them all to scorn, inasmuch as he had told me the things which they have said concerning him; holding fast this one thing in myself, that the Lord contrived all things symbolically and by a dispensation toward men, for their conversion and salvation.
Okay, that’s it. Now you know more than 99% of Christians on the planet but use this information wisely, because most people of the faith will never believe you when you try to tell them the truth of what the text is really trying to convey to them. You’ll know when somebody is ready to hear this, and then you can do your part in helping them to stop believing the misinformation the church is pushing and to start believing in their own Christ, Krishna or Buddha within.
Remember, you are a “God” already if you choose to accept your own God-given divinity.
Psalm 82:6 (KJV)
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.