Crucifixion Allegory Part 1 Introduction
The Christian belief is that God allowed Jesus to be tortured to death in a horrific way through the crucifixion in order to forgive us our sins in the present day.Was this an actual event or is the Bible trying to tell us something more profound? Crucifixion Allegory Part 1 begins to focus on the more symbolic meaning of the Crucifixion of Christ.
1)Jesus was crucified in Golgotha outside of Jerusalem near Calgary according to Matthew:
Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
(an upcoming article will talk more about the relevance of this)
2) In the book of revelation it states that Jesus was crucified in Egypt:
Rev11: 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.
Is the Bible going to give up its secrets easily on this subject, or for any other for that matter? Perhaps we can take into consideration the following verse for the Gospel of Mark:
Mark 4: 11 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:
Them that are without = those without an active connection to their higher self/spiritual path
Parables = symbolic meaning to everything and used to bury mystical truths.
So to them that are without means those that do not look for the meaning within. So only by going within can we know the mysteries of God, but for those that look on the outside in religions, dogma, churches etc, then these pages will just be viewed as stories.
Crucifixion Allegory Part 1 Scripture Interpretation
The premise of the scriptures below is that there is a Jesus within each one of us so that we can rise through to the Christ consciousness in higher realms. Thus our dormant spirit is reborn and we begin the journey within back to God.
Matthew 27: 26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Jesus = right hemisphere of the brain/ divine consciousness/higher mind
Barabbas = left hemisphere/lower consciousness/ Traditions, culture, norms, Ego.
The crowd also asks for Barabbas as he represents the lower mind. There is something called a ‘crowd mentality’ whereby individual choice is given up to the behaviour of the masses. So ‘crowds’ again refers to our cardinal side. The mind never wants to give up the world so it will always vote for Barabbas & in the same way the mind does not look forward to the stillness of meditation.
The scourging of Jesus is where they tie him to a pole and whip him. Was this all a part of Gods divine plan also?
Scourging = a lashing out upon the back. The back is the location of the spine in which the energies of the kundalini flow. So this part of the story relates to the fact that we will always face opposition when pursuing a spiritual path. This may come from our society, religious bodies, friends, even family members. People lash out to stop us from moving along this path. It was so in the days of Christ, and it is so today. People will lash out when their beliefs are threatened.
Rev 5: 1 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.
Right hand = spiritual side
Book written within = our spiritual journey is written within, not without
Seven seals = chakras
Matthew 27: 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
Jesus = flesh part of us that must die so the Christ can be born within us
Christ = higher consciousness
Soldiers = mystically represents ‘discipline’ which is needed for the Jesus part of us to be transformed into the Christ inside. We have to be disciplined to follow a spiritual path and stay with the meditation. Jesus said unless I go, the comforter (or Holy Ghost) cannot come. So we have to kill Jesus inside of us to reach higher consciousness.
So once we embark on a spiritual path we cannot let anything come in our way to disturb our way forward.
Matthew 27: 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
Naked = is to have all of the ‘ego structures’ of your life removed, those things that we cling to have to be stripped away. This may even come down to breaking family ties if they are coming between us and our spiritual path. In the story of Adam & Eve they were naked as they did not have any worldly attachments & when they abandoned their spiritual path to gain ‘knowledge’ from the tree, they had to cover themselves (with things from the earth). Again this covering refers to attachments to earthly or worldly things.
Scarlet Robe = The colour scarlet in mysticism means ‘divine life’.
So here it is referring to wearing the divine or standing in higher consciousness once our old attachments have been shed (old clothes).
This topic is raised in the Book of Proverbs :
Proverbs 31: 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She = inner spirit.
Snow = water or ‘truth’ which is bound tightly due to the cold of the outside.
Household of scarlet = protected from that on the outside, as she is cloaked in the divine (scarlet), so one is protected from the outside world through access to divine consciousness through meditation. Despite what happens to us through the senses we will always have something more permanent to go back to if we are in contact with the divine within.
Matthew 27: 29 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!
The spiritual life and the act of entering the so called darkness of meditation to find God is a source of mockery to the outside.
Sceptre in right hand = a symbol of authority. So this is a mockery of his spiritual authority.
Crown of thorns = mockery of what is called “the Crown” or higher consciousness in Qabalah. Thorns are there to sting the flesh.
King of the Jews = “my kingdom is not of this world” is what Jesus said. So he will not be coming back to set up a kingdom here or proclaiming himself King of the Jews. They do not understand where he is coming from, i.e. the kingdom of God is not on earth, or represented in a Church but is within. This can be illustrated in the verse below:
John 18 : 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
My Kingdom is not of this world…
Romans 2: 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Physical circumcision is nothing to do with being Jewish, and its practice is a misrepresentation of what circumcision means spiritually = cutting away the flesh = cutting our attachments to worldly things.
Romans 2: 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.
Do not take the meaning of circumcision as a letter of the law and carry its practise out as a religious ceremony. Its real meaning is inward and of the heart. This is religion gone badly astray :
Matthew 27: 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Spitting = sign of contempt. A sign of contempt on the outside is symbolic of a sign of contempt on the inside against spirit.
Reed = his symbol of authority that was in his right hand and hit him on the head with it. In other words, the masses misused Gods authority to inflict their burdens upon other people. The Church is obsessed with the concept of sin and making people feel worthless and have totally misunderstood the fact that it simply means residing in our carnal attachments without addressing our spiritual purpose. It was never meant to be a stick to beat people over the head with metaphorically throughout time.
31 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.
It’s the Lower flesh that has to be crucified.
Are we going to make the sacrifice after we have ignored all of the ridicule (as described above) ? Are we going to find it within ourselves to be able to sit down in the stillness of meditation to find God inside?
Crucifixion Allegory Part 1 YouTube Videos
The following videos are by Bill Donahue and offer a great perspective on the symbolic and allegorical nature of the crucifixion of Christ.