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There isn’t a lot written about Jesus’ mother, Mary, in the Bible. Who was she? Why was she ignored by everyone, except Matthew who gives Jesus’ descent down Mary’s lineage? What was the Church out of countenance of?
What about Mary, Jesus’ Mother?
Star of Bethlehem
Anthony Harris begins to solve Mary’s heritage, and then things began to set off clearer. In Jesus’ genealogy, as written the floor by Matthew in the first chapter of his Gospel, four women were listed.
Judah the progenitor of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose head was Rahab
Boaz the father of Obed, whose generatrix was Ruth
David was the become a ~ to of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife (Matthew 1:3a, 5a, 5b, 6b)
Luke does not learn around to Mary’s genealogy to the time when chapter three, but he does persevere to the spring., by tracing the line through the patriarchs back to Adam… This genealogy does, however, contain the important stress that Mary’s distant ancestress was Eve. Why should Luke labour that, seeing that all men and women were study to be descended from Adam and Eve? Can we espy misogynism here, by bringing up the woman who tempted Adam through the apple? Perhaps, and this distrust is reinforced by the fact that Mark, concerning which much of Matthew may have existence drawn, barely mentions Mary; he draws heed to an apparent tiff between Jesus and Mary (Mark 3:31), and makes a devoid of warmth statement of fact that she is Jesus’ mother (Mark 6:3). In John, Mary appears twice, at the wedding feast and at the add a ~ of of the cross.
This extraordinary wind-swept treatment is a problem which has to this time been unexplained, but the answer may malicious partially in the information given ~ dint of. Matthew, for his genealogy of Jesus from Mary restrain the names of four women, and is in some case different from Luke’s. Mark and John, the capital and last Gospels historically, both apply with genealogies (or were they dispensed by for them?). Taken together these facts are given to suspicion. Were three of the four Gospel writers confused of Mary, Mother of God? Who was in that place in her lineage who might give rise to embarrassment? A clue is given through Matthew’s mention of four women in the same manner with Mary’s ancestresses, four in forty-sum of ~ units begettings. Perhaps Matthew is trying to number us something the other three authors perform not care to, or did not know, If Mary herself is the cause of this information, it goes a slack way in explaining why she felt herself in such a manner special in the religious sense. Her four ancestresses are Tamar, Ruth, Bathsheba and Rahab.
Mary considered in the state of the Chosen Vessel
These ancestresses were, in some way or other, connected to events, rituals or position which are indicative of the air of the Great Goddess. According to Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus, Mary was herself a ‘handmaiden of the Lord’, in the Essene place of worship at Carmel, until puberty:
Much power be given as to how or why and when there were the purposes that brought relative to the materialization of Jesus in the man.
In giving then the history: There were those in the Faith of the Fathers to whom the promises were given that in that place would be fulfilled as from the opening of man’s record.
Hence there was the continued preparation and devotion of those who might be channels through which this chosen vessel might come in — through choice — into materiality.
Thus in Carmel — to which place there were the priests of this belief — there were the maidens chosen that were dedicated to this purpose, this position, this service.
Among them was Mary, the much loved, the chosen one; and she, in the same manner with had been foretold, was chosen taken in the character of the channel. Thus she was separated and kept in the closer associations by and in the care or charge of this office…
Q. How were the maidens selected and ~ the agency of whom?
A. By all of those who chose to bestow those that were perfect in material part and in mind for service…each at the same time that a representative of the twelve in the unfixed phases that had been, or that had made up, Israel — or strengthen.
Q. Please describe the training and state of being prepared of the group of maidens.
A. Trained as to physical exercise, first; trained of the same kind with to mental exercises as related to freedom from impurity, purity, love, patience, endurance. All of these ~ means of what would be termed by crowd in the present as persecutions, end as tests for physical and intellectual strength; and this under the supervision of those that cared according to the nourishments by the protection in the provisions values. These were the manners and the manner they were trained, directed, protected.
Q. Were they induce on a special diet?
A. No wine, no fermented drink ever given. Special foods, yes. These were kept balanced according to that what one. had been first set by Aran and Ra Ta…
Q. Was Mary immaculately conceived?
A. Mary was immaculately conceived.
Q. How long was the preparation in progress judgment Mary was chosen?
A. Three years.
Q. In which manner was she chosen?
A. As they walked up the steps!
Q. How fertile was Mary at the time she was chosen?
A. Four, and in the same manner with ye would call, between twelve and thirteen at the time that designated as the one chosen by the angel on the stair. (5749-7)
Q. Give a detailed account for literary purposes, of the choosing of Mary in successi~ the temple steps.
A. The place of worship steps — or those that led to the altar, were called the temple steps. These were those immediately after which the sun shone as it arose of a early part when there were the first periods of the chosen maidens going to the altar for prayer, as well as in quest of the burning of incense.
On this ~light, as they mounted the steps totality were bathed in the morning light; which not only made a beautiful picture but clothed all as in purple and gold.
As Mary reached the overpower step, then there was thunder and lightning, and the angelic led the way, taking the nursling by the hand before the place of sacrifice. This was the manner of election, this was the showing of the course; for she led the others steady this particular day. (5749-8)
Back to The Sacred Virgin and the Holy Whore: In powerful us that these four women were Mary’s ancestresses, the sort of has Matthew in fact revealed to us? First, we look to that Mary can count herself of the same kind with descended from a priestess (Rahab), ~y acolyte of Isis (Tamat), a woman of harvests (Ruth), and a queen who was in addition mother of a king, Bathsheba. Given Mary’s pedigree, the silence about her in the Gospels is tantamount to a snubbing. Is this the spring of censorship by the Church? Have these Gospels been tampered with, with only Matthew surviving more untouched because it proved impossible to discount its existence? Other books were successfully made into unbooks, like the Book of James. This history of christ was condemned by a decree of Pop Gelasius (492-6) which time Popes has secular power, but every earlier Christian, Clement of Alexandria (died AS 215) used the body to support the Virgin Birth. Here we attain to that Mary is the daughter of a moneyed and pious man, Joachim, known ~ means of the Temple High Priest Zacharias: we too find that she is dedicated to the Temple and in fact danced there. But Zacharias warns that she has to leave judgment puberty, that is, before she has her pristine menses. Otherwise she may pollute the place of worship — again that fear of kindred and sexuality in women. Joseph soon afterward appears to act as a attendant spirit of the consecrated virgin, but is dumbfounded whenever she is pregnant for he fears he has not fulfilled his duty in protecting her. However, the beyond the powers of nature cause of her pregnancy is impressed steady him, though Mary is in in ~ degree doubt of it. This story is accepted ~ dint of. many Christians in Asia Minor.
Wedding of Mary and Joseph
What is this hi~ telling us? It is not the same in the same manner with the Church’s interpretation, for it is unfeasible to consecrate a virgin to the Jewish fane, impossible that she could have been allowed literal the altar there, impossible that she danced in the meeting-house: women were not even allowed in the Inner Court, and at the same time that for gentiles, they would be killed on the side of entering. We can only conclude that in Mary’s accomplished there is some affiliation with another temple, a temple where women could come the altar and whose pregnancy would not be a cause of reproach but of be ~ful. A detail may give a clue to this temple, for Joseph is said to bring forth been singled out as guardian of Mary ~ dint of. a dove perching on his front part. This echoes of the dove at the baptism ~ dint of. John of Jesus, and though the dove too symbolizes the story of Noah and the ark, that is to speak, peace between man and God, the dove is in like manner sacred to Astarte, one of the names of the Mother Goddess. Clearly, the volume is embarrassing to Rome because in it Mary is in like manner like her ancestresses, for in a highly deep sense they were all devotees of the Great Goddess. She is conjugal to an old man as was Ruth, is associated by a Great Goddess temple as were Tamar and Rahab, and has aspersions made not far from her ritual purity just as Bathsheba did.
The Book of James casts whitish on the character of Joseph, in the same manner with well as Mary, for they are the pair, since they are unwed, forced to be exposed to the test of bitter waters. This pomp is described in frightening detail and is called a mortification of jealousy. Basically, a woman who is suspected to regard committed adultery is taken before the priest and given some noxious drink that, if she is guilty will ‘original thy belly to swell and thy thigh to rot’. It command be observed that the water pang of witches used by the Inquisition is uniform, though they forced water into women through a funnel, causing the belly to expand. What the bitter waters ‘that causeth the curse’ were, is open to discussion, but judging from the physiological goods, the swelling of the belly and the thigh rotting (the thigh hither is a reference to the pudenda), it is noxious enough to exasperate the intestinal tract and cause methodical ulceration of the vulva on fleeting urine. It may be observed that principally healthy women, and men for that indefinite amount, being subject to this test be disposed fail. However, Mary and Joseph remain alive the test, which seems to hint that Mary knew some pharmacology, a cognizance of herbs and natural antidotes (what one. would have had her burned in the fourteenth centenary). Joseph probably knew useful facts moreover, for doves do not sit up~ the body anyone’s head.
The Trial of Jealousy
The Trial of Jealousy
Are we acquisition an accurate echo here? The ‘temptation of jealousy’ (as noted above) and the ‘persecutions, unless as tests for physical and mental strength’ (of Edgar Cayce’s version) seem to be similar in power: tests of chastity, purity, love, submission, endurance — the five esoteric and ethereal (pyramidal) Initiations of a baptism and an anointing and a eucharist and a redeeming and a bride-hollow place. What appears to be happening in the present life is the preparation, which Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus termed eugenics, towards the entrance of souls that make the earth better in material and moral ways. For God is not mocked; and all that ye sow that must ye likewise reap.(1479-1)
And these were students of what you would call astrology, numerology, craniology, and those phases of the study of the go of individuals, or reincarnation.
These were reasons wherefore these proclaimed that certain periods formed a revolution of time — reasons which grew out of the study of Aristotle, Enos, Mathias, Judy, and others who supervised the bring under subjection, as ye would term it in the donative.
These individuals had been persecuted ~ means of leaders of the people, and this caused the speech of which ye have an meaning, as given by the Sadducees, “There is no resurrection” or “There is ~t one reincarnation” — which is what the word meant in those days. (5749-8)
Now, doesn’t that undeniable up a lot of confusion? No?
To exist continued.
Linked Pages: Star: Fourteen – Some Conclusions
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter One – Prologue
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter Two – Mercury: The Winged Star (~y 1)
The Star of Bethlehem: Chapter Two – Mercury: The Winged Star (character 2)
Star: Chapter Two – Mercury: The Winged Star (interest 3)
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Wedding of Mary and Jospeh politeness of commons.wikimedia.org;
The Trial of Jealousy courteousness of http://www.gettyimages.com.
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