This one’s lengthy folks. It had to be, for it covers an enormous amount of time and space, folding into current events. So, bare with me. I will continue to reiterate, correcting prior misconceptions and adding new pieces as they come to light. This post is to resolve a personal conundrum and my grappling with what seemed like a fly in the ointment; a manifestation resulting from my reading of John Lash’s: Not in His Image; the ensuing fallout encompassing the three patriarchal faiths, as will unfold below.
Constantine Christianized Rome not on the grounds of piety, but to satiate his personal thirst for political power.
Gnosticism is not an alternative religion, it is an alternative to religion…..Gnosis is a psychosomatic illumination, the full-body rush of cognitive ecstasy and direct sensorial reception of the vital intelligence of the earth.
Contrary to popular belief, Gnosticism never was associated with Christianity. Except for John Lash burrowing back into the original Nag Hammadi texts and teasing out whatever survived church book burnings, everything else we have of what Gnosticism was is passed down to us through the adversarial lens of Christianity, which condemned Gnosticism as a heresy, a heresy in need of burning. Even Eileen Pagels’ popular work: The Gnostic Gospels, can’t be trusted, because she relies heavily on what was written by the condemning fathers. The word: Gospel, in her title is completely misleading, as it implies that somehow her findings were originally designed to fit into the patricians good book. Far from it. Gnosticism was a non-centralized, pre-Christian way of knowing a sacred relationship with nature, and the Earth. To put it into contemporary jargon, Gnosticism was an open source form of cognizance.
My purpose for visiting this issue is to ferret out for myself, weather or not there is any significance to Lash’s declaration that all three Abrahamic religions — all three with the inclusion of Isaac — are touched by the infection of Abraham’s covenant with Yaldabaoth — the chief Archon found in Nag Hammadi, Gnostic texts — when, in fact, the likelihood exists that not all three branches issued from Abraham? Isaac being the outcast, whose father, according to Ahmed Osman, was Tuthmoses III, not Abraham!
Monotheism and the Patriarchy—
Before connecting any Gnostic dots, a few conclusions drawn from Osman’s research are in order: Moses/Akhenaten was born into the great house of Tuthmoses III, AKA: the Old Testament patriarch: King David (1490-1436 BCE) is the great-great-grandfather of Akhenaten.
The Old Testament patriarchs were Pharaohs of northern Egypt, centered on Heliopolis, the Old Testament city of On. Monotheism reared its domineering head within the myopic throes of Akhenaten/Moses, coined as: Egypt’s false prophet by author Nicholas Reeves. The toxic atmosphere surrounding the character of Akhenaton became so unbearably laden with intolerance that it provoked Akhenaten’s high priest Phinehas (Pinhas; Panehasy), the wicked priest, to slay Akhenaten’s son: Tutankhaten, Egypt’s boy king; who actually held out an olive branch of compromise to the opposing factions. For this slaying, Moses, along with a band of followers, was rousted from Egypt, hence the so called exodus. It was a psychological trauma from which Moses’ escaping entourage distanced themselves, both physically and mentally, from their Egyptian heritage. — Ahmed Osman: The House of the Messiah.
John Lash’s: Not in His Image, presents a variant on the argument as to who the wicked priest may have been, fingering Ananus, James’s main adversary within the Sanhedrin. Which, in my opinion, is a bit off target. But, there’s not enough room here to diverge away from my core concern. Plus it doesn’t really impact the outcome of my argument.
Osman, equates the myth of the Roman Jesus to that of the Old Testament Joshua. Both of which appear as metamorphosed, dark eulogies, conveying the slaying of Tutankhamun; the act having, purportedly, taken place at the base of Sinai; a macabre trilogy, with the Roman version of the story being somewhat of a contrived political invention which later coalesced around the brutal event; from there, blossoming out onto the world stage in the zealotry of a salvationist psycho-drama, incarcerating the minds of generations to come.
A Fork in Murky the Stream
From Irenaeus, an early Christen ideologue that wrote against the Gnostics, in the book: Against All Heresies, in which he condemned many of the beliefs and practices of the Gnostics; the following paragraphs from Irenaeus are like the dossier of the prosecution against the Gnostics and may raise a few eyebrows.
There is good reason to believe that this is what the Gnostics thought, because Irenaeus is exposing it as heresy, outraged him, made him and his contemporaries terribly angry that the Gnostics said what is in the following paragraph.
Irenaeus, book 1, chapter 30, section 10:
“Yaldabaoth himself chose a certain man named Abraham from among the nations and made a covenant with him to the effect that if his seed continued to serve him the Archons would give to them the Earth for their inheritance. Afterwards, by means of Moses, brought forth Abraham’s decedents from Egypt and gave them the law and made them Jews.”
Even though the warning doesn’t come down to us intact, in the pitiful remains of the Gnostic writings, it is an accurate and exact reflection of what the Gnostic’s feared and wished to pass along to humanity. That there is a self-designated racial faction who made a pact with the Archons. And so, there is a supernatural component behind the Zadokite agenda, the sect which haunted the Qumran caves from which the Dead Sea Scrolls were excavated. To put it into plain English, according to the Gnostic warning, the Chosen Few who followed the agenda of racial supremacy and domination of the others, are proxies of the Archons.
My contention with the above reasoning is that it is flawed, based on other contemporary findings not taken into account here. That being that Moses’ relationship to Abraham is specious. Perhaps the flaw could be understandable if the antagonist, the church patriarch Irenaeus, had not been aware of Moses’ true relationship to Abraham, or Irenaeus did know and chose to ignore it.
Osman elucidates the Old Testament narrative of Abraham and his wife, Sarah’s, journey into Egypt. Abraham passed his wife off as his sister. The end result being Sarah’s extramarital liaison with Pharaoh Tuthmoses III (the Old Testament King David) produced Isaac. Which is why Abraham wished to slay the boy, it wasn’t his. But, god stayed Abraham’s hand. God, in this case being the Pharaoh. Within the subtext of the Isaac story, even the village neighbors made fun of the red-haired child that looked nothing like Abraham.
Through Isaac came Moses: born into the house of Tuthmoses III as Amenhotep IV, later changing his name to Akhenaten.
This totally destroys the assumption that all three monotheistic patriarchal religions issued from Abraham. Ishmael, Abraham’s true son through Hager has provided us with the Islamic religion. But, it’s through Isaac that came the myopic monotheism of Akhenaten/Moses, who, following the murder of his son, Tutankhamun, fled Egypt in shame, whose xenophobic malaise was later replanted in Rome in the form of Christianity.
So, how did Christianity inherit the Archontic infection, sealed in a pact between Abraham and Yaldabaoth, the intolerant, war-mongering demiurge, known to us as Yahweh?
The core ideology of modern fundamentalist Christianity derives from the Zaddikim of the Dead Sea and not from mainstream Judaic religion. The Zaddikim self-destructed by bringing down upon itself and the entire Jewish community the military might of the Roman Empire, but the ideology survived and mutated into what was to become Roman Christianity. In other words the enemies of the system became the system.
From Constantine’s perch in time, undoubtedly, he would have been in touch with this bit of dark Egyptian history when he Christianized the Roman political apparatus. Although, for me the jury is not completely in, there’s another contender kicking up dust within the rift. Joseph Atwill, using the analyses of linguistic topology, suggests the entire New Testament to be a Roman concoction, an insulting parody of the Jewish Old Testament for Roman consumption. My only complaint is that Atwill fails to take it back far enough by dumping it square into the lap of Akhenaten/Moses, Egypt’s eighteenth dynasty; claiming it for what it really might have been, nothing more than a comedic rubbing of salt into that distant wound.
John Lash, doesn’t consider this split in Abraham’s progeny to be of any real significance, as far the Archontic infection is concerned. Stating throughout his work that it was Abraham’s covenant with Yaldabaoth which infected ‘all three’ Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
Perhaps not. But then again, unraveling this tangled web out into complete clarity, would provide greater understanding.
Indications that a split in the Abrahamic bloodlines might be of significance is born out in Lash’s own research:
Mainstream Jews repulsed by this intrusion, did everything within their power to expose and resist the Zaddikite movement, forcing them to flee to the wilderness camps in Judea and Damascus, where Saul the bounty hunter went to seek them out for liquidation.
Evidence of Christianity’s, radical, Zaddikite roots are found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi texts. Where does this leave mainstream Judaism, who early on repelled the Zaddikites? Did it too become ensnared by the same radical net?
From Melchizedek to the Jewish King to the Zaddikite Messiah Jesus Christ–is a metamorphoses that demands exceptional concentration. But in the continuum of the collective human psyche the Messiah complex traverses the centuries like a rock skipping over water.
Of utmost importance is the need to understand–since there are a number of militant messiahs stocking the earth–is how the psychotic, xenophobic vision of the Zaddikim could have produced a loving Jesus of the evangelists.
The Zadokite Messiah was a political figure shrouded in a mystical aura. He was exactly what the plaque on the cross said: “King of the Jews.” If not a terrorist himself, he was certainly surrounded and protected by terrorists. The zealots cut throats of the Jews and Romans alike in their campaign to liberate the Promised Land. The Jews introduced crucifixion only to find it adopted by the Romans and used against them.
The Palestinian Messiah in his true and original character would have been profoundly alien to the native imagination of the European peoples. But the person of Jesus presented as a psychic healer and magician offered advantages for those who propagated the new faith. In this case Europeans were prone to see Jesus as a version of their own native gods and shamanic heroes. Wide-scale conversion of the natives was most successful when missionaries like Ulfilis persuaded the people of the hinterland that Jesus and Christ were just different names for their shamans or tribal gods. The same thing happened in Ireland when indigenous Celtic deities such as Aengus were identified with Christ.
But, as it is said, “the victors always write the history.”
The reality was quite otherwise. The menace of the Superman Messiah backed by a vengeful father God loomed behind the promise of love embodied in the persona of Jesus. The more the natives resisted, the more intense the enforcement.
Europans having little or no native psychic resistance to an ideological virus they had never encountered before–was later to occur exactly in the Americas when European colonists and missionaries imported a range of biological maladies that the native population could not resist.
As it turned out, the supernatural solution attended by the Zaddikim never occurred, but it was realized in another way in Christianity. (John Lash calls this momentous development as the transference)–the process by which the Zaddikite program expanded from the sectarian milieu to the forefront of world history.
At the dawn of Christianity, in 50 C. E., the analogy to a virus was widely used to describe this anomaly. The Emperor Claudius wrote to the community of Alexandrian Jews about the danger from extremist cults in Palestine and the neighboring province of Syria, to which Judea belonged. He warned them of being accessories to “a pest that threatens the entire world.” In his alarm Claudius was not attacking the Jews he addressed, they were a valuable and well-assimilated part of the Empire. He was warning them of something emerging within their own ethnic community.
The career Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, was just getting underway when Claudius wrote his letter using the term “pest”, or plague. Paul was indicted before the Roman governor Felix in Caesarea for fomenting sedition against the Empire, because he was promulgating the extremist beliefs of a mystical-militant sect aimed at overthrowing the Roman occupation of Palestine to establish the kingdom of Israel: “for we have found this man a plague-carrier, and an agent of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring-leader of a sect known as the Nazarene party.” Robert Eisenman has shown that it is a grave mistake to imagine that Paul was in any sense preaching Christianity as such. The known historical facts of the day, including eyewitness reports, confirm what can be drawn by careful inference from the Dead Sea Scrolls: Paul was preaching Nazarene or Nazorean doctrine, that is, the extremist ideology of the Zaddikim, which he transferred into Christianity.
Within the coded language of the Scrolls, Paul is a man of lies. Standing in this light, Paul certainly doesn’t appear to have been the Roman proselytizer, sent out to smooth ruffled feathers and bolster the amalgamation which was later to be consolidated under the Atenist Constantine – Sol Invictus.
It was Paul who hijacked the radical Zaddikite ideology and used it as a frame to hang a new religion upon, Christianity. The scrolls highlight the absurdity of Paul’s journey to Damascus to persecute Christians, then ending up getting converted on the road.
In which case, the bit of court intrigue, which transpired in Tuthmoses III bedchambers, having spawned an errant branch in the river, matters not as much as I had grieved it might.
In the early years of the 1920’s, Howard Carter reported that he had found a great deal of evidence in Tutankhamun’s tomb that linked contents to later Christen beliefs and practices. When Carter’s archaeological position came under danger of dissolution from Egypt’s newly appointed Antiquities headmaster, a devout French Jesuit, Carter began leveling threats that he would expose the truth behind the Exodus. The Pharaoh’s curse kept that spectacle corked, ever from escaping Aladdin’s lamp. Tutankhamun – The Untold Story: Thomas Hoving.
The specious, death by mummy’s curse, response to Carter’s outburst suggests certain inside, upper level, coalescence to waylay concerns connecting Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty to the throne usurped by Rome and how it all blossomed out into the current Pauline doctrine of a radical Zaddikite Christianity, whose crusaders now maraud and decimate the Middle-East country side, in the name of Abraham’s covenant, which fill the coffer’s of Wall Street speculators.
Leading up to the 1947 invasion of Palestine, the Balfour Declaration, swept up impoverished Askenazi Jews from Eastern Europe; hoisted upon delirious empathetic Christian desires; sails billowing with radical Zaddikite rhetoric; this gust of toxic wind was bent on ushering in the return of the Zaddikite, end-of-time savior. To set the stage for manifesting Abraham’s covenant with the mad demiurge: Yaldabaoth, an unmitigated assault was launched upon the Palestinian people and land, to carve out a place for this event to transpire.
Today, Israel is overrun by radical Christian fundamentalists — rattling the saber of Pauline doctrine — infested with the likes of John Hagee and Pat Robertson, and other such “friends of Israel”, to mention the obvious. These rabid voices of god dominate the Christian airwaves within the United States, including servile receptive ears that populate the miasma, reigning hypocritically within the boundaries of the DC Beltway. Driven by this psychotically consumed purpose, it articulates necessitating actions that will pave the way for a return of this scripturally painted, off-planet, warrior/savior. In large part, this same mantra motivates the crusading armies dispatched to effectuate this deep-seated desire, all over our world. Of course, as with Constantine, empirical profits here too, play an important, overriding, motivating factor.
On a grander scale, what is appearing before our awakening eyes is an innate psychopathy that permeates every aspect of society; generations deep. The once trusted institutions, whose wealthy phallic symbols pierce the sky; dotting the globe, reflect a patriarchal engendered psychosis that cares absolutely nothing for the Mother, our host, the Earth. In general, we witness the same intimidating psychopathy echoed in battered women across all sections of the brute imbued social structure, with a similar insane disregard projected out onto our planet; which pre-Christen Gnostics perceived to be the sentient incarnation of the feminine principle. The Gnostic reverence for the Earth was violently purged from the public mind by the patriarchs of Rome. Its violence seethingly weaves its turmoil throughout the entire fabric and foundation, blessed by the modern trinity: in the name of the Science, the Markets and the War Machine.
The relentless percolation of this misogynistic psychosis continues today, pursuing total subjugation – in some cases subconsciously – destroying the mother, and natural order of things.
To reiterate a portion of Lash’s quote at the top:
….the ideology survived and mutated into what was to become Roman Christianity. In other words the enemies of the system became the system.
With Constantine co-opting Paul’s Zadokite creation, sealed in a pact with a warmongering demiurge; Yaldabaoth, the oppressed became the new oppressors.
To add even more salt to the festering ancient wound of Moses. In 1960 there appeared a very interesting publication by author Immanuel Velikovsky, titled: Oedipus and Akhenaton – Myth and History. In this, Velikovsky presents a very compelling argument for the Greek myth Oedipus – of the estranged son, unaware, returns to marry his mother, fathering children by her – to be, in fact, based on the real life episode centered on an Egyptian Pharaoh, which Velikovsky argues was none other than Akhenaton/Moses. In conclusion, Velikovsky quotes Freud as having recognized that Akhenaton and Moses were one and the same person.
We have yet to fully realize how the next iteration, as Lash defines it, the psychosomatic reaction to “a prior wounding” will blossom out onto the world stage. This time from the resulting vengeance of son denied: through Abraham’s son, Ishmael, the true, hardwired inheritor of Yaldabaoth’s covenant, the next variant of: the chosen few.
Thank you John. I’m sorry I doubted you! The fork in the stream matters not. Because of Paul, all three branches come under the Archon Yaldabaoth. Although Moses/Akhenaten arrived through Isaac, his xenophobia certainly didn’t help matters much either. The world is a psychological basket case because of this, including Rome’s lies and usurpation of a throne that it stole.
If we’re going to save Gaea – Sophia, and Anthropos from extinction, we need to save it from the barbarity of a debauched Patriarchy and arrogant, profit driven ‘science’, which has trapped and held the world psychologically hostage in a male oriented, unnatural psycho-drama.
It’s been ONE BIG LIE! Let’s break the spell that will save the Earth.
Peace, Best Wishes and Hope
Other reference material:
(note: Gnostics utilized an entheogenic visionary brew, Kykeon, derived from ergot that grew on stalks of wheat: The Road to Eleusis by authors: R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and Carl A. P. Ruck.
In South America, Shamanic use of Ayahuasca, of which Graham Hancock has participated, numerous times, valiantly writes about it in: Supernatural.)