Who Was The Apostle Paul?
Today there are around 20,000 different sects of Christianity, with nearly all of them being Literalist that is they view the New Testament as an authentic account of the life of Jesus. The most common answer many Christians give when asked why they are of the Christian faith; their response is generally that they experience a personal inner relationship with Jesus. The irony of this statement is that this is an excellent reason to be a Gnostic Christian, not a Literalist Christian. The Gnostics saw Jesus as an inner spiritual figure, which represents the Christ within us all. When people experience a personal relationship with Jesus, they are actually following in the tradition of Gnostic Christians.
The Gnostics view the Jesus story as an allegorical motif, following in the footsteps of the Pagan Mystery Schools that were prevalent throughout the Mediterranean and Judaic Gnostics, who also were enriched with understandings generally found only in the Mystery Schools. The Mystery Schools originated in Egypt with the dying and resurrecting God, Osiris. Some of the common themes of the Godmen in the Mystery Cults included: immaculate contraception (virgin mother), known as the “son of god”, which in some was also known as the “Sun God”, Turning water into Wine (Greek God of Wine, Dionysus, also performed this feat), he dies around the spring equinox, only to resurrect, and he does this to give life to all. This is symbolic to farming, for when the spring equinox comes, it is time to plant the crop, so that all can eat and live. Over 30 such Gods before Jesus died and were resurrected on or around the spring equinox. December 25th as the “birthday” of the Godman. December 25th is considered the birthday of the Sun God because the shortest day of the year occurs on December 21st, the winter solstice. The ancients observed on their sun dials that for three days the sun stayed in the same position following the solstice, and then on December 25th, the days began to get longer and the sun began to rise again. Therefore the sun was born, or born again.
Zodiac themes are also very prevalent in the pagan and Christian faiths. 12 zodiacs, 12 apostles, 12 tribes. Jesus’ symbol of the fish, which is the symbol for Pisces. The symbol is specifically taken from Pagan Sacred Geometry in a shape known as the Vesica Pisces1, which is two circles representing spirit and matter brought together in a sacred marriage, and the overlapping of the circles creates the Pisces fish. The procession of the equinox is approximately 25,900 years. That means it takes 25, 900 years for the stars in the sky to come back to the same place from our vantage point. The eras are divided into 12 ages or houses. The age or aeon of Pisces began approximately 2000 years ago, and it is no coincidence that the Godman of this era is symbolized by a fish2 and his disciples are known as “fishers of men”.
In Matthew 4:18-19 it states:
“As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of Men.”
To the Literalist, all that is understood is that this is the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. To someone who is initiated into the mystery schools or who is gnostic, they would understand that this story is an allegory for the age of Pisces beginning and there is a new Godman for the new age. Before that it was the age of Aries, whose symbol a ram, is featured prevalently in the Old Testament.
It isn’t my goal to convert the reader but to help the reader understand the history of the Christian religion and to also point out some possible catastrophic outcomes if people are not at least educated on some very dangerous possibilities if fundamentalist Literalists continue to have a major impact on politics, social issues, and world affairs. One such insanity with the fundamentalists is their obsession with the second coming and the apocalypse, and their fatal understanding of the logos, or the word (the literature of the bible being known as the “word” is also a gnostic foundation. The gnostics called their teachings “logos” which is translated as the “word”). For close to two millennia, the literalists Christians have been waiting without satisfaction. The King James Version reflects that view:
Matthew 28:20 “ Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always until the end of the world”
Unfortunately there is a misinterpretation or rather mistranslation here. According to the Authoritative Strong’s Dictionary, the word aion, which means ages, was mistranslated from Greek. So instead of it reading “until the end of this age”, which takes on a whole new understanding of many verses in the bible and gives the Book of Revelations a maniacal prophecy. It is because of ignorance to astrology and the real history of the Christian religion.
So if the Age of Pisces is now at it’s end, and Jesus is the God of this era, then the obvious question is what comes next? The Age of Aquarius follows Pisces on the precision of the equinox. Aquarius is symbolized by the man with the water pitcher, or the water bearer. Many theorize that John the Baptist symbolizes the man with the water pitcher for the obvious reason that he travels around Judea baptizing his fellow Jews. In Luke 22:6-11 John and Peter ask Jesus what they will do when he is gone. He replies to them that they need to head into the city, and when they enter into the city they will be greeted by a man bearing a water pitcher, follow him into his house. Again to the uninitiated or Literalist Christian there is not much to this story. But to the initiated or gnostic, they will clearly understand that Jesus is saying that when his time is over or rather when the age of Pisces is over, the next thing to do is to enter into the house of the water bearer, or the age of Aquarius.
One of the most surprising aspects to the Christian story is that of the Apostle Paul. To the Literalists he is the first Christian to teach to story of Jesus Christ throughout the Middle East. His writings are some of the earliest accepted Christian writings we possess and predate the gospels by many decades. They should be full of stories about the life of Jesus, but they aren’t. Paul never quotes Jesus and never mentions any details about his life. He never refers to Jesus’ miraculous birth, doesn’t tell any anecdotes about Mary and Joseph. There is no mention of miracles, turning water into wine, walking on water. There is no sermon on the Mount or Lord’s Prayer. No trial, no thieves crucified with Jesus, no weeping women, no Pontius Pilate and no Judas. It’s inconceivable that followers of a recently dead teacher wouldn’t be able to help themselves not talk about how wonderful the master was and tell of the great miracles he performed, the great things he did and said. Paul’s complete silence remains the biggest problem for those who believe in the literal existence of Jesus.
It is apparent that Paul isn’t the only one who lived at the time of Jesus that never mentioned or even hinted towards this miraculous man in Judea. Although the Romans were notorious book keepers and kept very careful records of all their activities, especially their legal proceedings, there was no record of a Jesus being tried by Pontius Pilate or executed. This was an extremely literate period in human history and of over 70 authors who we still have documents from, the total number of mentions of Jesus, is zero. However, there could be an explanation to this, and depending on the interpretation, it could benefit either the literalists or their opposition. If we take a look at the name Jesus Christ, it becomes apparent that it is not his real name, assuming he did exist. Let’s look at the word Christ or Chrestos for instance. Chrestos is Greek for The Annointed One or Messiah.
And as we dive deeper into The Apostle Paul it becomes quite easy, in fact to discern many fallacies in the Roman Catholic Church’s attempt to paint Paul as the original Christian. All the evidence points to Paul being a Gnostic and Jesus is the hero of his initiation myth. Although this may seem shocking to some, but in the first two centuries CE (common era), Paul was honored by Gnostics as their Great Apostle and revered as the founding father of Christian Gnosticism. The Gnostic Master Valentinus (100-160ce) tells us that his teacher Theudas was a follower of Paul of Tarsus, and unlike many of the literalists claims, there are actually records to verify this. Thanks to the records from Clement of Alexandria (150-215 CE), it is a verifiable fact.
Paul’s authentic letters are full of thoroughly Gnostic ideas and terminology. He tells us he experienced Jesus as a vision of light and everything he knows about Jesus came through ‘revelation’(Galatians 1:12). Paul also tells us the secret of Christianity, and it has nothing to do with a historical Jesus (I Colossians 25-28). The Secret of Christianity is that Christ is in you and thus we are all one. And this ancient understanding was lost to duality and as a result, mankind has lost it’s connection to God. Read about duality and how to reconnect with god here. Christ represents the one awareness that is the true identity of all of us (Galatians 3:26-27).
The only elements of the Jesus myth that Paul mentions are Christ’s death and resurrection, which Paul understands as symbolizing the process of initiation. Initiates symbolically die to their ‘old self’ and resurrect ‘in Christ’. Paul reminds his students that the person they once were has been crucified with Christ (Romans 6:6)
If you are on a spiritual quest or just stumbled across this writing it is important to take into account ideas from those that differ and those that coincide with your belief structure. One should not adhere to the first thing they may have been taught, but also should not believe the last thing they hear to be the gospel. What’s important is to believe what works best for you and to know the arguments against your beliefs, because in doing so, it only makes your beliefs stronger.
- VESICA PISCIS
The shape of the Vesica Pisces is derived from the intersection of two circles, the Pythagorean “measure of the fish” that was a mystical symbol of the intersection of the world of the divine with the world of matter and the beginning of creation. The Vesica Pisces is used in a wide range of symbolism:
1. The joining of God and Goddess
2. A symbol for Jesus Christ
3. The vagina of the female goddess
4. The basic motif in the Flower of Life
5. An overlay of the Tree of Life
- ICHTHYS (FISH IN GREEK
ΙΧΘΥΣ (Ichthys) is an acronym which translates into English as “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior”.
- Iota(i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for “Jesus“.
- Chi(ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for “anointed”.
- Theta(th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for “God’s”, the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for “God”.
- Ypsilon(y) is the first letter of (h)yios (Υἱός), Greek for “Son”. Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for “Savior”.