(i) Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice Introduction
Crucifixion the Spiritual Sacrifice details the esoteric events behind the traditional series of events and also explores the Acts Of John not included in the Bible. The crucifixion is an inner process of the spirit over coming the 5 senses which are nailed on the cross in meditation so that the lower consciosness does not dominate and hislife is therefore a reflection of his higher self.
(ii) Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice Summary from Previous Articles
Where did the Crucifixion take place?
There is some contradiction in the Bible as to where the crucifixion of Jesus took place as mentioned previously:
Mark 15:22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
According to Mark the crucifixion took place outside of the gates of Jerusalem in a place called, Mt Calvary, and Golgotha. This is also confirmed by Matthew & John:
Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
However the Book of Revelation seems to contradict the above:
Revelation 11: 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.
If we are looking at the crucifixion as an external process occurring in a geographical place then the bible is contradictory. This contradiction is resolved by the fact that the bible uses different geographical regions’ symbolically’ to show the various different internal qualities within man. So:
Egypt = physical process
Sodom = intellectual process.
Much more will be done on the symbolism of what ‘Egypt’ represents in the human psyche in forthcoming articles on the book of Exodus.
Is the process of crucifixion reserved solely for Jesus?
Clearly this is not a unique event for him as the following verses testify:
Matthew 27: 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Christ is not a solitary figure in this sacrifice, Simon bears his cross. Symbolically meaning that we must all play a part in our own crucifixion, it is not up to Christ to take on all our burdens without our own efforts. Meditation involves discipline on our part and we must play a major role in making ourselves available in meditation
Matthew 16: 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Deny himself = deny the lower part of us in meditation, take up the cross which crucifies the 5 senses, & allow the flesh to be crucified to become one with God. By asking others to take up their cross it is obvious it’s not a process that is unique to him.
Matthew 27:33And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
Golgotha = place of the skull. Crucifixion of consciousness, the skull houses the mind.
Romans 8: 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
The carnal mind is not subject to the law of God. So if this is the case everything we do in the world is not subject to the law of God and has no relevance.
We have made traditions in God’s name, which have nothing to do with the will of God so we must not put our values on someone else.
Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
This drink is a drug & one must be totally alert in order to complete the spiritual process of which the crucifixion forms the central part. We cannot have anything dulling the senses & cannot reach the kingdom of God by taking drugs or getting stoned!
Matthew 11: 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Some people try to take heaven by force but we must want to do it. It cannot be bought or bartered. It is an inner journey of renunciation of the senses.
So Jesus rejects anything that tries to dull the senses & we have give up everything internally to God. This does not mean living a destitute life, but rather our attachments to worldly things has to radically change.
The significance of the 5 wounds of Christ & the 5 “I Wills”
Five wounds =
- nailing to cross through right hand
- nailing to cross through left hand
- nailing to cross through right foot
- nailing to cross through left foot
- Piercing of side
The Crown of Thorns was also a wound.
Our hands don’t do the things they used to do, our feet don’t take us to places they used to and our mind does not think the way it used to think after we have renounced the 5 senses. Being spiritually uplifted changes the nature of our life and it is up to us to then become a reflection of spirit on earth.
Isaiah 14: 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
5 senses = sight, taste, touch smell hearing. The star had a name called Lucifer = bright shining star = 5 senses when under control of the higher self
When the 5 senses started to reach out and get engrossed in the world Lucifer fell and he became Satan which is just used as a term for being under the dominion of our 5 senses. The 5 ‘I wills are mentioned in the verses of Isaiah above:
The 5 I wills = the 5 senses fall and Lucifer falls and becomes Satan or the 5 senses under the control of the lower self. The ‘WILL’ or EGO of man gets in the way of the divinity of God. The 5 senses are also talked about in other parts of the bible and have been discussed in previous articles:
1st Samuel 17:40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
5 smooth stones = used to slay the beast. Destruction happened in the centre of the forehead where consciousness sits & so our consciousness is changed when it resides in the third eye and not the 5 senses.
He took the stone that the builders rejected = pineal stone (gland). Taking control of all 5 senses are important as any one of those can be a major source of deception in its own right.
Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Casting lots = they gambled their lives away. His garments = his coverings. There is but one way = the kingdom of God is within you. We gamble with it because we don’t want to offend our friends, traditions, society etc and so we must be one pointed and courageous enough to follow our path.
John 5: 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
He never placed himself on a throne or asked anyone to idolise him. Jesus of himself can do nothing and has given himself up to the father.
So what is God’s name?
Exodus 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
Exodus 3: 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I am that I am = Yhwh The reason that its not just ‘I am’ is because in the phrase ‘I am that i am’ we get both the male and female principles reunited in the oneness of God:
Yh = male; Wh = female
Yarweh = when the culture moved from the east to Europe they added the letter I, which replaced the Y , as there is no Y in Latin
Also no W in Latin they replaced it with a V
So YHWH became IHVH but in latin the I is pronounced J hence we have Jehovah.
So there was never any God of this name it was a product of the language that was used at the time.
So Jesus describes God as the ‘I am’ – so if anyone asks who is god we say ‘I am’.
Consider the verse below:
Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
But the verse from John corrects this :
John 19: 21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
Again we have confirmation the importance of the words ‘I am’ in this verse
Matthew 27: 38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
We have spoken about the differences between the right and left sides of human consciousness in previous articles.
Where is the place Jesus talks about?
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Paradise or Nirvana was also mentioned in:
Revelation 2: 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
So where is the tree of life? When we find it we are in the middle of paradise. We can look no further than Genesis for this:
Genesis 2: 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Eastward = the right hand side or our spiritual side contacted through meditation.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
When we allow this spiritual CRUCIFIXION to take place WITHIN us and surrender to our meditation (east) then Jesus will be with us in paradise. The garden is also spoken about in the Quran.
The book of Revelation also talks about the two witnesses:
Revelation 11: 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These numbers add up to 1260 days = 1+2+6+0 = 9 which is the number of human consciousness.
Circumference of zodiac 360 degrees
3 x 360 = 1080 .5 x 360= 180 = both these add up to 1260 days
3.5 times is the same amount of times the kundalini lies dormant curled up at the base of the spine.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
Here the resurrection is talked about but in a slightly different way.
3.5 x circumference of the zodiac = = 3.5 x 360 = 1260 = 9
Matthew 27: 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Upon the crucifixion there is an earthquake.
Earthquake = symbolic of the shaking down of the old ways of thinking and acting so the new can come in; it is the shaking down of consciousness.
In consciousness 10% is the carnal or left side, 90% is the divine or right side. This is what is mean by ‘Tithing’ or giving up our 10% carnal side in order to move into the divine. Christianity has prostituted this spiritual truth and used it to collect 10% of the salaries of the masses, something that has occurred throughout the ages.
Revelation 11: 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Earthquake = change of consciousness
Tenth part of city fell = the lower consciousness (10%) fell
Men slain of 7000 = intervention of God as we sacrifice our 10% and consciousness rises through the 7 chakras to the third eye.
(iii) Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice and the Lost Gospels
Finally we must take a quick look at where the crucifixion was described in books that were not put into the bible.
Joseph Campbell’s book ‘Occidental Mythology’ describes a book that never made it into the Bible called ‘The Acts of John’.
This book was condemned as heretical in 787 CE. Augustine, who was a bishop from 396 to 430 CE, quoted from that book. Besides, a literary analysis of the book suggests that it was composed in the second half of the second century CE. (Cameron R, 1982).
The above passage comes from the context of John visiting Jesus after the ‘Crucifixion’:
The Acts of John : Thou hearest that I suffered, yet did I not suffer; that I suffered not, yet did I suffer; that I was pierced, yet I was not smitten; hanged, and I was not hanged; that blood flowed from me, and it flowed not; and, in a word, what they say of me, that befell me not, but what they say not, that did I suffer.
Thou hearest that I suffered, yet did I not suffer = suggests the symbolic nature of the crucifixion and that physically the senses deceive. The last part of the verse is saying that what people have taken away from this event i.e. the physical process of his death – he had no suffering at all! So the orthodox view of Jesus dying in agony on the cross to save us from our sins did not happen. Instead as he says:
but what they say not, that did I suffer = they did not actually see the suffering he did undergo as this was hidden and INTERNAL. In meditation it is a discipline to sit down and be still and does not come easily to many as the pull of the mind and the world is so strong and only we ourselves are able to decide if it is something that we are prepared to make sacrifices in our time for.
(iv) Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice Conclusion
To conclude this article on Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice when we invoke the crucifixion of the 5 senses by going within during meditation, there will be a change in consciousness (Earthquake) and the tenth part of the city(left side of ourselves) falls and after 3 and a half days (symbolic for the coils of the kundalini) we will meet Jesus in Paradise on the east side (right or divine side) as the energy moves up the 7 chakras to the third eye.
(v) Crucifixion The Spiritual Sacrifice YouTube Videos
Below are a series of YouTube videos by Bill Donahue in which he describes the allegory of the crucifixion in relation to meditation and self realisation.
263 Crucifixion and Common Sense