3 Kings and Princes
in the Same Family!
NOTE THE SMALL BUT CLEARLY VISIBLE
AND IDENTIFIABLE CROSS IN THE LOWER
PART OF THIS KASHMIR STONE MURAL!
But Not Dead!
Crucifixions in the Jesus Family
9th Lecture in the “Tolerant God” Series
(As Researched and Experienced by Dr. Bob Holt, MD)
Paul’s whole “Gospel”, called now by some, the “Pauline Gospel” to differentiate it from the Real Gospel, the Sayings of Jesus, is based on the voluntary sacrifice of Jesus’ body at his crucifixion. To Paul, it doesn’t matter much what Jesus said, nor even much what Jesus did, only that Jesus was crucified, and died for our sins. Because Paul apparently believed in the Intolerant God “Jehovah” or “Allah” he felt that this blood-thirsty God must be appeased to turn away his critical attention from our failings and imperfection to look instead at the Perfection of His own Son Jesus, and watch him be sacrificed as the bleeding Lamb that “taketh away the sin of the world”.
Paul said, in 1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I determined not to know
any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
Yet we know from the “Gospel Pesher” in Acts, that Paul the apostle knew Jesus personally, spent hours in consultation with him, rode with him on a ship to Rome, and married Damaris, the daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. This marriage took place in Chencrae, near Corinth in Greece, on We can and should forgive Paul for being devious, and covering up a lot of things, because he did this with the permission of Jesus Christ, who indeed commissioned Paul to invent a “Gospel” that would satisfy us “bloody” Gentiles, while allowing the rest of the Essenes of their day to practice good works, and worship a more Tolerant God. Meanwhile, Jesus, as King of Kashmir, was really worshipping Lord Shiva, the most “Tolerant” of the Indian gods.
Holger Kersten, author of Jesus Lived in India [Element Books, 1994] summarizes what is wrong with “Paul’s Gospel” on page 232-233 of that book.
“Paul taught that the whole function of Jesus centers on his sacrificial death, that through shedding of his blood he has absolved the faithful of their sins and released them from chaos and the domination of Satan. In fact, Paul does not relay a single syllable of the direct teaching of Jesus in his epistles, nor does he tell a single one of his parables. Instead, he builds up a philosophy of his own on the basis of his own personal understanding (or misunderstanding) of Jesus’ teaching.
Paul insists that on account of the sin of Adam all people are
subject to the wrath of God from the start (see Ephesians 2:3), and are lost
without exception (Romans 5:18; 1 Corinthians 15:18), for all are subject to
sin (Romans 3:9; Galations 3:22; Colossians 2:14).
God has given his judgment of condemnation against all people (Romans
“Out of the Good News brought by Jesus, Paul has made news that is dark and threatening, from the menace of which only he can show the way out. And this way out was the salvation of humanity through the sacrificial death of Christ: ‘Therefore as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life’ (Romans 5:18). And in the letter to the Colossians he describes Jesus as ‘Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross’ (Colossians 2:14).
But the terrible thing about the doctrine of salvation according to
Paul is his attitude that the individual can contribute nothing towards his
salvation in his miserable life: not through any good works of his own, not
through any change of lifestyle however much for the better, can the
individual justify his being saved, reconciled with God (cf Romans 3:24,
9:16; 1 Corinthians 1:29; Galations 2:16).
For according to Paul it is exclusively the grace of God which brings
us salvation: ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not
of works, lest any man should boast’ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
According to Paul a person may be saved merely by the single act of
baptism, becoming a child of God and a completely new being.
Every claim to cooperating in salvation by one’s own effort is, by
this teaching, to be regarded as a belittling of the sacrifice of Jesus, as
an attempt to save oneself that cannot but fail.
Conversely, every person, however good and exemplary a life he may
have led, must in this schema be considered lost if he fails to accept the
sacrifice on the Cross for himself personally as his complete salvation.
Such ideas are totally alien to Jesus.
Most Christians are of the opinion that the greatness, the
uniqueness, of Christianity stands or falls with this teaching. Yet it proves to be a fiction, far removed from the
ideas of Jesus. Not even
a hint of this so-called Christian doctrine of salvation is to be found in
the Sermon on the Mount – the quintessence of Jesus’ message – or in
the Lord’s Prayer (the Our Father), or in the traditional parables told by
Jesus was not concerned with constructing a philosophy that might be
based on his life and on his message that might free people from the
sufferings of earthly existence – he actually lived what he taught.
Toleration at all times, care for the welfare and benefit of others
(human and animal), giving and sharing, selflessness in helping others to
carry the burden of their suffering, a universal and unconditional love for
all – this was the way of perfection that Jesus demonstrated in his
I cannot agree entirely here with Holger Kersten, especially in that last paragraph about Jesus’ “concerns”. Used to seeing Jesus as Almighty God, a part of the “Trinity” in his education as a minister, Kersten feels liberated by his new-found knowledge of Jesus’ life in India (specifically Kashmir). Able now to reject the “Trinity” and view Jesus as a teacher, he assumes that Jesus as a man, had no interest in Paul’s philosophy. But Jesus, as Lord Shiva’s disciple and substitute in the Western World, had to be concerned about devising a religion that would work well in a pagan world. And that was Paul’s assigned task. Which he performed rather well, gauged by the popularity of the Christian religion.
I have here reviewed Kersten’s critique because to Holger
Kersten, to those who know the “Gospel Pesher”, and to a whole host of
new religions rising in prominence since 1948, that Jesus was crucified has
a lot less significance. And to
the Jews, with their new nation of Israel, and their resurgence in defending
their ancient Faith, Christ’s crucifixion is mainly an embarrassing detail
for which they have suffered for almost 2000 years.
Yes, Jesus was crucified.
But he didn’t really die.
And that, of course, totally annuls the basic premise of Paul’s
John’s Gospel Account Shows Jesus “Survived”
In the book The Passover Plot, Hugh Shonfield showed many years ago that details in the Gospel of John make it unlikely that Jesus actually died during his crucifixion. Shonfield assumed that Jesus’ disciples carried him off somewhere to some hiding place and that he did die later, perhaps in a few days. But lived long enough so the myth of a resurrection could be spread among his followers. Later a number of books were written about the “Holy Shroud of Turin”, and at least one of these made much of the idea that the “Shroud” shows a living, though unconscious Christ. And finally, the Holy Blood, Holy Grail series of books were written, followed by similar books based on the premise that Jesus fathered a child, or children, with Mary Magdalene. The latest very popular book of this type was The DaVinci Code, which caused a veritable uproar in the religious world. But by then, some of us, including myself, had read Dr. Barbara Thiering’s Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the fact that Jesus had not died during his crucifixion was pretty transparent. Thiering got most of the evidence for this, but not all, from John’s Gospel account.
Crucifixion was used by the Romans for torture and intimidation of their enemies, and to control the behavior of those who were allowed, even forced in some cases, to see those crucified beg for mercy, and plead for a quicker and less painful death. So generally people were crucified along roads people must travel to go to market, or get official business done down town. No dignity at all was allowed the victims, who were almost wholly men, and generally warriors. They were crucified naked, and often the penis was nailed to a step-like structure the victim sat on at the proper height on the cross as just one more guarantee the victim had no chance to escape, and suffered the ultimate in pain and degradation. Kings, officials, and Roman citizens were almost always not crucified, which may be why, in John's Gospel, Pilate directed most of his interrogation towards finding out whether or not Jesus was truly a king. Jesus was indeed a king, Meghaváhana, King of Kashmir. But Pontius Pilate had no means of knowing that, other than Jesus affirming it was true. John 18:33 “Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the king of the Jews? 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:---“ Jesus, as usual, was being devious. His kingdom was “heaven” (Kashmir) part of the Eastern, not Roman, “world”.
Fateful Demonstration in Jerusalem
Josephus has described the Essenes in such glowing terms, and emphasized their peaceful ways and intentions to such an extent that until Yigal Yadin excavated the ruins of Masada people have not suspected that many of the Essenes were in reality Zealots. Guerilla fighters who used attack and run tactics to inflict military damage on Rome’s occupying forces in Israel. Like the Ku Klux Klan in the early 20th century, these mild-mannered, scholarly people could take off their white robes, strap on armor and a sword, grab bows and arrows, and inflict heavy and sometimes fatal damage on Roman legionnaires guarding Pontius Pilate and his Jewish cronies ruling Jerusalem according to Roman laws. And collecting, of course, heavy Roman taxes. The Essenes who sometimes participated in these raids did not intend to get caught and crucified, the usual punishment for damaging any of Rome's soldiers, but once free of the area, would discard their armor, hide their swords, and appear back in the gathering crowd as holy Essenes. Perhaps even offering prayers and first aid to some of the victims.
Such a demonstration is described in
Antiquities of the Jews, in
Book 18, chapter 3 "But now
Pilate, the procurator of Judea, removed the army from Caesarea to
Jerusalem, to take their winter quarters there, in order to abolish the
Jewish laws. So he introduced
Caesar's effigies, which were upon the ensigns, and brought them into the
city; whereas our law forbids us the very making of images;---which was done
without the knowledge of the people, because it was done in the
nighttime;-----they [Jewish demonstrators] threw themselves upon the
ground, and laid their necks bare, and said they would take their death very willingly rather than the wisdom
of their laws should be transgressed --"
later demonstration occurred when Pilate used temple funds to build an
aquaduct [current of water]
into the city of Jerusalem. On
this occasion " many ten
thousands of the people got together, and made a clamor against him, and
insisted that he should leave off that design-- So he habited a great
number of his soldiers in their habit [ordinary clothes], who carried
daggers under their garments--- who laid upon them much greater blows
than Pilate had commanded them, and equally punished those that were
tumultuous, and those that were not---"
"Gospel Pesher" allows us to see that the same text
[Luke 13:1-5] that I formerly quoted to show Jesus' father died in one of
these Essene assisted Zealot demonstrations also refers to one which
occurred in late November of 32 AD, but the Essene participants were able to
escape detection and flee to Qumran, where they hid among the monks there,
perhaps writing Essene scrolls and repairing Jewish synagogue scriptures.
The three Essenes involved could not be sheltered indefinitely,
however, because each of them had been prominent in Essene affairs, and
sooner or later they would be missed in their usual roles.
“Gospel Pesher” allows us to identify the three Essenes as Theudas
(“devils” of Luke 10:17), Judas Iscariot (“Satan” of Luke
10:18), and Simon Magus the Magician (“Power” to tread upon
serpents and scorpioms” of Luke 10:19).
These are the THREE THIEVES to be crucified.
Jesus took Theudas’ place, because he, as “Barabbas” was
saved by a bribe paid to Pontius Pilate.
The feast of Dedication was
successfully celebrated without any of the Essenes being arrested by the
Romans, but by Passover of the next spring, the problems generated by having
three Zealots implicated in a riot in which Roman soldiers lost their lives
had to be resolved one way or another.
and his "Heavenly Father" Lord Shiva were in repeated
consultations during this time [November 32 AD to late March 33 AD], and the
decision was made that the "Hour to Save the World" would occur
during PASSOVER of 33 AD.
Resurrection of Lazarus
The resurrection of Lazarus has
always been problematic for those rare few who think about such things.
If Jesus resurrected Lazarus after he had been dead four days only a
short time before his own arrest and trial, why would the Jews want to try
Jesus, and perhaps kill him, when he would almost certainly
"bounce back" as Lazarus had done only a short time before?
And why were they talking about killing Lazarus again at the time of
the supper in Bethany described in John 12:1-11.
He would again be raised from the dead, and those who had now killed
him twice would be in big trouble in the new Kingdom of God Jesus was
certain to set up once he himself had been raised from the dead.
There is, however, a satisfactory explanation to those who know
The explanation is that Lazarus did
not die at all. He was
excommunicated. He had
"fallen from heaven" as had Satan [Judas Iscariot] in Luke 10:18. Barbara Thiering in her book Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead
Sea Scrolls explains on pages 22, 79, 98-100 how the Essenes did
this. "The method of
excommunication, one retained by the Church up to the Middle Ages, was to
act as if the man were literally dead, dress him in graveclothes, and put
him in his own grave for several days, after which he would be sent away
outside the community, spiritually 'dead'.
---The action of release had to be performed through the levite of
the disgraced priest. Jesus, if
he chose to support Simon [Lazarus], could act in this role---He chose to go
to Qumran to carry out the release, knowing that, from the point of Rome, he
was associating with a criminal."
came to the cave where Simon [Lazarus] was, and Helena [Martha] met him near
it. As she pointed out,
standing near her lover's place of incarceration, he would 'stink', through not having the means of ritual washing. -- He ordered those
standing near; 'Lift up the stone!' They
lifted it, and he shouted 'Lazareth, come forth!'
down in the cave, understood that he had been given a reprieve. Still wearing his graveclothes, he came up the sloping shaft
and climbed up through the opening. On
his head was the turban, made of a cloth called a soudarion, the headcloth
of a priest."
"Jesus had now shown open support for a man wanted by Rome.
He was a member of their rebel party in name and in sympathy.
If Simon was betrayed to the Romans, Jesus' involvement would be
Judas, and the “Passover Plot”
In the plan developed over 4 month's
time by Jesus and Lord Shiva, Judas
Iscariot was an indispensable part of the Passover
Plot. To make sure he
had the incentive to do his part, he was kept out of the negotiations with
other Essenes, and did not know about the "safety net" that was
being planned to save not only Jesus from death, in case he should be
charged of a capital crime by Pilate, but also the other three Essene
Zealots. They would all be excommunicated, but no one would die, and all
would be free to reenter the Essenes after a period of probation.
Judas was made to feel that it was
his responsibility to tell Pontius Pilate at the proper time where the three
criminals were, including himself, and offer him a bribe of thirty
pieces of silver. He
was even encouraged to believe that as the offerer of the bribe, he himself,
would be the most likely one to go free, even if the other two, Theudas and
Simon Magus [the Zealot], did not.
Judas thought about it for awhile, then agreed.
They were all going to be crucified anyway, and Passover was the
deadline. A chance at
survival is better than no chance at survival.
What's more, he was the Presbyter.
The Essene overseer of Jesus' group.
The money man. It was
his prerogative to do this. His
responsibility. He would step
up to the plate and do his job.
There was but one stipulation, and everyone involved knew what that was. His news and offer to Pilate must be made at exactly the right time on exactly the right date. And Jesus, still his master and friend, must be the one to decide when this right time was. The time turned out to be that moment during the so called "Last Supper" immortalized in Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco when Jesus passed Judas a sop of bread moistened with wine.
Judas may have
wavered for a few moments in his resolve, for Jesus is said to have hurried
him up with the words," What thou
doest, do quickly." John 13:26-30
But it was not Judas' decision after all because, relates John, "And after the sop SATAN entered into him." Satan
is here LORD SHIVA, the most powerful god of the Indian diety.
Judas did not have a chance. It
was JUDAS who was "betrayed", not Jesus!
Bribed, Barabbas Freed
Things went from bad to worse for
Judas, who was only trying to do his job, and fulfill his responsibility as
the overseer, the "money man".
It is unclear whether he actually went to Pilate himself, or sent
someone on a fast horse up the Jericho road with a written message for the
procurator. The procurator who everyone knew had grown rich by accepting
bribes. Judas knew where
he and the other two wanted men were, said the note.
Or said the message if Judas was indeed brave enough to ride into the
jaws of death and ride out again.
I'll be waiting with your thirty pieces of silver, which I have
available virtue of my position as the Essene "Money Man", at
Qumran, and I'll be expecting you early tomorrow morning.
The others don't know about this offer, but I'll tell them tomorrow
at noon what was proposed if you don't show up.
Then all three of us will be gone.
There are a lot of caves here and all over the wilderness.
You may not find us, ever!
Meanwhile Herod Antipas, no friend of Pilate but a very dear friend of Theudas, at the Passover with the Essenes, since all the Herods were honorary Essenes, decided to save his friend. He knew that thirty pieces of silver was only enough money to gain the freedom of one man. Theudas was the oldest, and the one actually guilty of killing the Roman soldier. He would be the one least likely to survive crucifixion, even for the limited time, less than one day, that this execution might take. A council was held among the Herods and priests, and it was agreed that if Pilate would only save one for the bribe, Theudas [Barabbas] would be that one. When Pilate arrived, and agreed to save some more for more money, the Essenes said, "No more money," So Pilate took the thirty pieces of silver, and Barabbas, Er, Theudas, was set free.
Mark 15:7 "And
there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made
insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And
the multitude [a term denoting Herod Antipas in Gospel Pesher] crying aloud
began to desire him [Pilate] to
do as he had ever done unto them [accept a bribe]."
"But Pilate answered them, saying
Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? [for an
additional bribe, of course!] 11
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release
Barabbas unto them."
Pontius Pilate knew that he did not like
Judas the moment he met him. As
a soldier he had been taught never to betray his own fellow soldiers, and
here was a man willing to do just that.
And it was at that moment Judas realized that he had "hanged
himself". It was now
just a matter of minutes before he was helping the others construct some
temporary crosses in an unclean part of the Qumran monastery usually used as
a priestly latrine. And one of
those crosses would be his own.
Control - The Preparations
It was not that Pilate wanted to crucify Jesus.
He just wanted a bigger bribe.
If you are a Roman procurator dealing with stubborn Jews, you can't
cut the going rate, or give them two for the price of one.
And already he was up to his ears in Essene regulations, and had
reason to worry about the safety of his men.
He had only time to get together a small squad of soldiers, and they
had ridden down the Jericho Road in the wee hours of the night, not arriving
until sun up. And now he realized that he was here on the first day
of the Essene Passover, which as usual was being
held on a completely different date than the standard Jewish Passover
in Jerusalem. And that instead
of the normal contingent of docile monks and scribes that would pose no
threat to his soldiers, there were Essenes here from all over Israel,
thousands of them. They
were camping in tents and caves all up and down the Eastern shore of the
To be sure, a lot of the Essenes were wearing their usual long white robes, but here and there he noticed the outline of swords and daggers beneath these garments. He suddenly realized he and his soldiers were outnumbered at least a hundred to one. He started to sweat a little under his heavy armor. He had best pay attention to these people's queer ideas and unusual regulations, or his already checkered career in dealing with
Jewish religious laws would once more be making big NEWS back in the
Roman forum. And Caesar would have to send another procurator to
Jerusalem to replace him.
The current High Priest from the Jerusalem Temple
was here standing next to his Essene counterpart, and the two of them walked
up to him with a frown on their faces.
At least Pilate thought he saw a frown, but how could one tell with
all that hair on their faces. When
they spoke, their voices were stern, but each said essentially the same
thing. "Our ancient laws
forbid an execution in which any body, alive or dead, is left hanging on any
part of the Sabbath day. Many
of these Essenes, and the most influential ones at that, start their Sabbath
observance two or three hours before sun down.
We cannot stop you from crucifying criminals, but you must be done
and out of here by let's say 4 o'clock this afternoon, or you'll have
another religious riot on your hands."
Shiva, invisibly watching overhead in his vimana, chuckled once more. Everything was proceeding according to plan.
The debacle of Sandhimati's crucifixion ten years before, and not
very far from this place, would not be repeated.
free to do anything he wished, and now back in his usual non-apostle role of
Nicodemus, got together with James the brother of Jesus, now called Joseph
of Arimathaea. They both went
to a cave full of medicinal supplies kept by the Essenes for just such an
emergency as was about to take place this afternoon.
They unrolled about 7 or 8 feet of newly-washed fine linen, and
soaked it thoroughly with gallons of jelly-like aloes. And on the now moist and sticky immense bandage they
sprinkled many pounds of myrrh, and a few other healing herbs known only to
Meanwhile, also in the same cave was another
Essene healer mixing up a concoction of concentrated Poppy extract with some
wine and vinegar. This in
a small pottery vessel. Nearby
lay a clean sponge and a long slender reed.
James called over to the would-be Pharmacist, "Don't taste any of that stuff yourself! You'll be out cold for a week!" Nicodemus laughed. As Barabbas he would have welcomed any amount of that concoction, even enough to have killed him. Now someone else might indeed take his place on a cross. The least he could do was to cut down on that person's suffering, and make sure he survived in as good a condition as possible.
Poison Drink, then a Cool Cave
In all of the Gospels Jesus was offered a
drink while on the cross. Not
a drink from a cup, but a drink from a sponge extended to him on a reed.
The Roman soldiers did not prevent this kindness, and in some
versions of the story it was they themselves that offered it. What is placed in question in some of the stories is,
did he really drink any of the potion offered him?
John has enough accurate information to let us know that he was
indeed there at the cross, watching everything that transpired.
John does not keep us guessing.
John states he took of the drink, almost immediately became
unconscious. So deeply
out of it that when a soldier stabbed Jesus in the side with a spear, Jesus
did not flinch, cry out, or make any move to show he was alive.
John. however, knowing dead men don't bleed, was encouraged to see
blood [and water] coming from the wound.
Hugh Shonfield, in his book Passover Plot, assumed
that the vinegar concoction on the sponge contained Opium.
Barbara Thiering, in her book Jesus
and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls assumed that the drink
contained snake poison. In
either case, the effect would be the same.
Drug-induced deep unconsciousness.
And the antidote would be an emetic administered some place where the
soldiers wouldn’t be watching.
John 19:34 "But
one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there
out blood and water. 35 And he
that saw it bare record, and his record is true; and he knoweth that he
saith true, that ye may believe [that Jesus was still alive!]."
John 19:38 "And after this Joseph of Arimathaea -- came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, -- and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes [a potent emetic], about an hundred pound weight."
19:40 "Then took they the body of
Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of Jews
is to bury. 41 Now in the place
where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre,
wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because
of the Jews preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand."
Friday Night - Resurrection
One of the most deeply hidden facts
of the crucifixion story is that Jesus spent only a few hours in that cave
or sepulchre, not the better part of three days.
And another deeply hidden fact is that the crucifixion was held at
Qumran, not at the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre [Catholic
tradition] or nearby the Garden Tomb at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem
[Protestant tradition]. The
people that Josephus recorded saw Jesus "in three days" after his
crucifixion were at the Essene gate of Jerusalem, not at Qumran.
It usually took even the most healthy Essenes two days to walk from
Qumran to Jerusalem, with 8 to 12 hours rest-over at either Mar Saba or
Kherbit Mird. Both in the
middle of the Wilderness of Judea.
So Jesus was "resurrected" around midnight Friday night.
Again, as a doctor, I can say this is medically a sound conclusion.
And was supported by both Shonfield and Thiering in both their
Invisible Vimana Trick
Neither Shonfield nor Thiering
had the benefit of knowing that Jesus' heavenly Father [LORD
SHIVA] was always there, hovering overhead in his invisible vimana, his space-craft, equipped with a "heavenly Emergency
Room" full of the same equipment he and his divine assistants [Yoginas?
Angels?] had used to but back together and bring back to life the much more
seriously mangled Sandhimati ten years previous to Jesus' crucifixion.
Jesus was unconscious, Yes.
Jesus had deep lacerations on his back, Yes.Jesus had holes in his
feet, Yes. Jesus
had holes in his hands or wrists, Yes.
Jesus had nerve damage to his Median nerves, Probably.
Jesus had large ecchymoses of his eyelids, Yes [shown on the Holy
Shroud of Turin]. Cosmetically
Jesus was a mess, Yes. But
Jesus had no broken bones to take six weeks to heal, and Lord Shiva's crew
could take care of abrasions, lacerations, swelling, and ecchymosis in a
matter of minutes. And they did
Ascent to Kashmir Heaven
Christian theologians (and
artists) cannot imagine Jesus
ascending into a cloud that contained one or more space-craft.
Such, they claim, would not be the Biblical way of doing things.
In this they conveniently ignore Ezekiel's description of "a
wheel in a wheel" controlled by strangely dressed individuals.
And Elijah's being sucked up by a "whirlwind" into a
"chariot of fire drawn" by "horses of fire".
so the pictures of 2000 years of art show Jesus sedately rising into the
air, without a ruffle out of place on his immaculately tailored garments,
and not a hair moving on his long brown curly coiffure.
While his gathered disciples look expectantly upward at NOTHING!
Or at one or several angels lazily flying around with extended wings
making speeches. Or at
some fluffy white clouds in a still blue sky.
If you look closely, however, in a few of these "ascension"
pictures, you may indeed see small depictions of UFOs.
Because these were not unknown in the Middle Ages as they are not
unknown to the majority of people today.
Except to theologians and the debuggers [call them "buggars"
if you wish] of the United States government.
For the purposes of this, our book,
Jesus just quietly said "Goodby, see you later," to a few of his
closest friends, and to Mary Magdalene, now officially his wife.
And "ascended" to Lord Shiva's vimana. Waiting
patiently in that cloud.
A few minutes later, they were back
in Kashmir's royal residence. "Mission
Impossible" having been successfully completed.
Masada: the Crucifixion of Jesus’ Son, Jesus Justus
Similar close attention to details, as I have used here to discover
the Real Story of Christs’s crucifixion and “resurrection” has
allowed me to find out that Jesus was present at Masada on the night that
1000 Jews committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans, as related
by Donovan Joyce in his 1973 book The Jesus Scroll (now out of
print, very rare, and possibly “suppressed”).
In this book Jesus looks on as his own son is crucified by the
Romans. “Gospel Pesher”
allows us to name this son as “Jesus Justus”.
In Kashmir: the Crucifixion of Sandhimati