Life And Times Of Jesus: 03-20-07 Mar 22, 2007 15:50:01 GMT -5
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PART ONE: LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS
Selections from the Edgar Cayce Readings
Association for Research and Enlightenment
PREPARATION FOR JESUS DATING FROM THE SCHOOL OF PROPHETS IN ELIJAH'S TIME, THEN CALLED THE ESSENES, WHO WERE STUDENTS OF ASTROLOGY, NUMEROLOGY, PHRENOLOGY AND REINCARNATION 5749
In those days there were more and more of the leaders of the people in Carmel - the original place where the school of prophets was established during Elijah's time, Samuel - there were called then Essenes; and those that were students of what ye would call astrology, numerology, phrenology, and those phases of that study of the return of individuals - or reincarnation.
These were the reasons that there had been a proclaiming that a certain period was a cycle; and these had been the studies then of Aristotle, Enos, Mathesa, Judas, and these were in the care of supervision of the school - as you would term it in the present.
These having been persecuted by those leaders, first caused what ye have an interpretation of as the Sadducees, or there is no resurrection, or there is no reincarnation, which is what resurrection meant in those periods.
In the lead of these, with those changes that had been as promptings from the positions of the stars - that stand as it were, in the dividing of the ways between the universal - that is the common vision of the solar system of the Sun, and those from without - the spheres - or as the common name, the North Star, as its variation made for those cycles that would be incorporeally with those changes that had been determined by some - this began the preparation - for the 300 years, as had been given in this period.
Those in charge at the time were Mathesa, Enos, Judas.
In these signs then was the new cycle, that as was then - as we have in the Astrological - the beginning of the Piscean age, or that position of the Polar Star or North Star as related to the Southern Clouds. These made for the symbols; as would be the sign used, the manner of the sign's approach and the like.
These then were the beginnings and these were those that were made a part of the studies during that period.
Then there were again those soundings - that is, the approach of that which had been handed down and had been the experiences from the sages of old - that an angel was to speak. As this occurred when there was the choosing of the mate that had - as in only the thought of those so close - been immaculately conceived, these brought to the focal point the preparation of the mothers.
Then when there were those periods when there was the dumbness to the priest and he, Zacharias, was slain for his repeating of same in the hearing of those of his own school, these made for those fears that made the necessary preparations for the wedding, the preparations for the birth, the child; or the flight into Egypt.
MATERIALIZATION OF JESUS IN THE FLESH
Much might be given as to how or why and when there were the purposes that brought about the materialization of Jesus in the flesh.
In giving then the history, there were those in the faith of the Father to whom the promises were given that these would be fulfilled as from the beginning of man's record.
Hence there was the continued preparation and dedication of those who might be the channels through which this chosen vessel might enter through choice - into materiality. Thus in Carmel - where there were the priests of this faith - there were the maidens chosen that were dedicated to this purpose, this office, this service.
Among them was Mary, the beloved, the chosen; and she, as had been foretold, was chosen as the channel. Thus she was separated and kept in the closer associations with and in the care of charge of this office.
Then when the days were fulfilled that the prophecy might come that had been given by Isaiah, Malachi, Joel and those of old, she - Mary, espoused to Joseph - a chosen vessel for the office among those of the priests, the sect or group who had separated and dedicated themselves in body, in mind, in spirit for this coming - became with child.
Then, as the record given, that is the common knowledge of most, there was born in Bethlehem of Judea that entity, that soul, Jesus.
There was the period of purification according to the law, and then the days in the temple and the blessing by Ann and by the high priest.
And these made for those days of the beginning of the entity called Jesus - who became the Christ, the Master of Masters - in the days when there was the return to Nazareth and the edict that sent them into Egypt that the prophecy was fulfilled: "My son shall be called from Egypt."
There five years were spent, as ye term time - by the mother, Joseph and the child.
Then there was the return to Judea and to Capernaum, where dwelt many of those who were later the closer companions of the Master.
Here, after the period again of presentation at the temple, when there were those questionings among the groups of the leaders, the entity then was sent, first again into Egypt for only a short period, and then into India and then into what is now Persia.
Hence in all the ways of the teachers the entity was trained.
From Persia he was called to Judea at the death of Joseph, and then into Egypt for the completion of the preparation as a teacher.
He was with John, the messenger, during that portion of the training there in Egypt. Then to Capernaum, Cana, and those periods of the first preparation in the lands of the nativity.
The rest ye have according to Mark, John, Matthew, and Luke; these in their order recorded most of the material experiences of the Master.
Many of the details may be given in the varied fields of the preparation, but these were the experiences.
MARY WITHOUT ORIGINAL SIN FROM CONCEPTION
Q.1. Is the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church that Mary was without original sin from the moment of her conception on the womb of Ann correct?
A.1. It should be correct in any case. Correct more in this. For, as for the material teachings of that just referred to. In the beginning Mary was the twin-soul of the Master in the entrance into the earth.
Q.2. Was Ann prepared for her part in the drama as mother of Mary?
A.2. Only in general, not as specifically as Mary, after Mary was pointed out or chosen. There was no belief in the fact that Ann proclaimed that the child Mary was without father. It is like many proclaiming today that the Master was Immaculately conceived; they say "impossible" - that it is not in compliance with the natural law. It is a natural law, as has been indicated by the projection of mind into matter and thus making of itself a separation to become encased in matter, as man did.
Then, that there has been an encasement, was a beginning. Then there must be an end when this must be or may be broken and this began at that particular period. Not the only immaculate conception - this particular period with Ann - and then the Master - as the Son; but the ONLY begotten of the Father in the flesh AS a Son OF an immaculately conceived daughter.
Q.3. Neither Mary nor Jesus then had a human father?
A.3. Neither Mary nor Jesus had a human father. They were one soul; so far as the earth is concerned, because she would not be incarnated in the flesh, you see.
EXPLANATION OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS 5749-3
Q.1. Explain the virgin birth of Jesus.
A.1. In that there had been the manifestation in the earth of the holy influence necessary for the sustaining of a backsliding world, there was then that choosing of the influence through which there became manifest (in and through those channels that comply with the laws of spiritual forces) that which brought into being the conception, that made for the living influence of the spirit through the body that became the child Jesus; and through the manifesting of the spirit of the oneness of the Father became a manifestation of the Christ Spirit in material surrounding.
EXPLANATION OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 5749-7
Q.1. Please explain the Immaculate Conception?
A.1. As flesh is the activity of the mental being (or the spiritual self and mental begin pushing itself into matter) and as Spirit - as He gave - is neither male or female - they are then both, or one.
And when man had reached that period of the full separation from Creative Forces in the spirit, then flesh as man knows it today became in the material place a reality.
Then the Immaculate Conception is the physical and mental so attuned to spirit as to be quickened by same.
Hence the Spirit, the soul of the Master then, brought into being through the accord of the Mother in materiality that ye know in the earth as conception.
Q.5. Does the Immaculate Conception, as explained, concern the coming of Mary to Ann, or Jesus to Mary?
A.5. Of Jesus to Mary.
Q.6. Was Mary immaculately conceived?
A.6. Mary was immaculately conceived.
Q.7. How long was the preparation in progress before Mary was chosen?
A.7. Three years.
Q.8. In what manner was she chosen?
A.8. As the maidens walked up the steps.
Q.9. Was there any appearance of the angel Gabriel in the home?
A.9. In the temple when she was chosen, the home of Elizabeth when she was made aware of the presence by being again in the presence of the messenger or forerunner. Again to Joseph at the time of their union. Again (by Michael) at the time when the edict was given.
Q. Did Mary and Joseph have any other children?
A. James, Jude, and the daughter Ruth.
Q. Was Mary required to wait ten years before knowing Joseph?
A. Only until Jesus went to be taught by others did the normal or natural association come about. Not required - it was a choice of them both because of their own feelings; (that is, the priests) this association began then as normal experiences.
Q. At what time after the birth of Jesus did Mary and Joseph take up the normal life of a married couple, and bring forth the issue called James?
A. Ten years. Then they came in succession; James, the daughter, Jude.
Q. How were the maidens selected and by whom?
A. By all of those who chose to give those that were perfect in body and in mind for the service; and as Ann or Anna, gave the same, and in the presentation could not be refused because of the perfectness of body, though many questioned and produced a division because she proclaimed that Mary had been immaculately conceived. Thus came the division, yet the others were chosen - each as a representative of the twelve in the various phases that had been or that had made up Israel or man.
Q. How old was Mary at the time she was chosen?
A. Four. Between 12 and 13 when designated by the angel on the stairs.
Q. Please describe the training and preparation of the group of maidens.
A. Trained as to physical exercise first; trained as to mental exercises as related to chastity, purity, love, patience, endurance. All of these by what would be termed by many in the present as persecutions, but were as tests for physical and mental; and this was under the supervision of those that cared for the nourishments by the protection in food values. This was the manner and way in which they were trained, directed and protected.
Q. Were they put on a special diet?
A. No wine, no fermented drink ever given. Special foods, yes. These were kept balanced according to that which had been first set by Aron(?) and Ra Ta.
Q. Where was the wedding of Mary and Joseph performed?
A. In the temple at Carmel.
Q. Where did the couple live during the pregnancy?
A. Mary spent most of the time in the hills of Judea, a portion of the time with Joseph in Nazareth. From there they went to Bethany to be taxed, or to register, as it would be termed in the present.
Q. Who assisted as midwife?
A. This has been touched upon through sources as the daughter of the innkeeper and those about assisted and aided, these have seen the glory, much in their experiences.
Q. Who were the parents of Joseph?
A. That as recorded by Matthew, as is given; one side recorded by Matthew, the other by Luke - these on various sides but of the house of David, as was Mary, also of the house of David.
Q. Were Mary and Joseph known to each other socially before the choosing for them by the sect of the families?
A. As would be chosen in a lodge, not as ye would term of visitations; neither as only chosen by the sect or the families.
In those periods most of the Jewish families, the arrangements were made by the parents of the contracting parties; which in this - these were not as contracting parties from their families. For Ann and her daughter were questioned as to belonging. Then it was not a choice altogether as that they were appointed by the leaders of the sect or of the group or of the lodge or of the church; for this is the church that is called the Catholic now, and is the closest.
These were kept then in that way of choice between them, and choice as pointed out by the divine forces.
PART TWO: LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS
Selections from the Edgar Cayce Readings
Association for Research and Enlightenment
OUTLINE OF LIFE AND ACTIVITIES OF JESUS THE CHRIST FROM BIRTH UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF MINISTRY IN PALESTINE: BIRTH PLACE: TRAINING: TRAVELS
As seen from the records that were kept then regarding the promises and their fulfillment's in many lands - "Thou, Bethlehem of Judah, the birthplace of the Great Initiate, the Holy One of the Father."
During those periods in accordance with those laws and rulings, in the household of the father.
Then in the care and the ministry from the period of the visit to Jerusalem, in the first India, then Persia, then Egypt, - for "My Son shall be called from Egypt."
Then a portion of the sojourn with the forerunner that was first proclaimed in the region about Jordan; and then the return to Capernaum, the city of the beginning of the ministry.
Then in Canaan and Galilee.
In the studies that were a portion of the preparation, these included first those that were the foundations of that given as law. Hence from law in the Great Initiate must come love, mercy, peace, that there may be the fulfilling wholly of that purpose to which, He was called.
Q.1. From that period on how long did He remain in India?
A.1. From 13 to 16. One year in travel and in Persia; the greater portion being in Egypt. In this, the greater part will be seen in the records that are set in the pyramids there; for there the initiates were taught.
Q.2. Under whom did He study in India?
Q.3. Under whom in Persia?
Q.4. In Egypt?
Q.5. Outline the teachings which were received in India.
A.5. Those cleansings of the body as related to preparation for strength in the physical, as well as the mental man. In the travels and in Persia, the union of forces as related to those teachings of that given in teachings of Zu and Ra.
In Egypt, that which had been the basis of all the teachings in the temple and the after actions of the crucifying of self in relationships to ideals that made for the abilities of carrying on that called to be done.
IN CONSIDERING THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF ANY OF THE TEACHERS, these should NOT be looked upon by students as unnatural conditions. Rather as the righteous Father calling to those that has builded in their experience that which would enable them to become what each individual must in their own little sphere become, gradually enlarging to become inclusive, until individuals are in purposes, one in aim, one in ideals, with Him.
Q.6. In which pyramid are the records of the Christ?
A.6. That yet to be uncovered.
Q.8. Are there any written records which have not been found, of the teachings?
A.8. More rather of the close associates and those records that are yet to be found in the tomb of the preparation of the man of the Christ, or those records yet to be uncovered in the pyramid.
Q.9. When will there be the change for these records to be uncovered?
A.9. When there has been sufficient reckoning through which the world is passing in the present.
Q.10. Jesus said He would come again. What about His second coming?
A.10. The time no one knows. Even as He gave, not even the son Himself knows - only the Father. Not until His enemies and the earth are wholly in subjection to His will, His power.
Q.11. Are we entering the period of preparation for His coming?
A.11. Entering the test period, rather.
KINGS CHAMBER IN THE PYRAMID 5748-5
Q.8. Is there not a verse of scripture in Isaiah mentioning the rock on which the great pyramid is built?
A.8. Not as we find. Rather the rock upon which John viewed the new Jerusalem; that is, the entering into the King's chamber in the pyramid.
Q.10. If the passion of Jesus is recorded in the Great Pyramid, please give the date according to our present system of recording time.
A.10. This has already been presented in a fair and equitable manner through those students of same, and had been presented as to their authenticity and discretion.
RELATIONSHIP OF THE WISE MEN TO JESUS' BIRTH TRAINING
Q.2. Explain the relationship of the Wise Men and Jesus' birth.
A.2. As indicated by the travels of the Master during the periods of preparation, the whole earth, the whole world, looked for, sought for the closer understanding. Hence through the efforts of the students of the various phases of experiences of man in the earth, as may be literally interpreted from the first chapters of Genesis, ye find that those who subdued (not those that were ruled by, but those who subdued the understandings of that in the earth) were considered, or were in the position of the wise, or the sages, or the ones that were holy, in body and mind, in accord with purpose.
Hence we find the Wise Men as seekers for the truth, for this happening; and in and through the application of those forces, termed today a psychic, we find them coming to the place "where the child was." Or they were drawn as those giving thanks for the Gift, this expression of a soul seeking to show wayward man back to God. They represent in the metaphysical sense the three phases of man's experience in materiality: gold, the material; frankincense, the ether or ethereal; myrrh, the healing force which brings; or the body, mind, soul.
These were the positions then of the Wise Men in their relationship. This put into the parlance of the day - they were the encouragement needed for the Mother and those that had nourished, that had cherished this even in the experience of mankind.
They came during the days of purification, but only after she was purified were they presented to the Child.
Q.3. What relation did they have with the later travels of Jesus?
A.3. As just indicated, they represented the three phases of man's experience as well as the three phases of the teacher from Egypt, from Persia, and from India.
Q.7. What relation was there in Jesus' training with the three Wise Men?
A.7. Representing the three phases of the development; for these were the individuals that looked toward that development; this is symbolized by the character of that given as the blessings were made upon the infant in the manger.