LETTER TO THE VATICAN - BACKGROUND MATERIAL
Where do we begin? How do you address the largest and wealthiest organization on this planet - one who has been in business for over 1700 years? So much has happened in that time period, and so much was strongly influenced by a geographically tiny country that occupies only
part of the capitol city of a much larger country. Whatever we say about the Vatican, whether positive or negative, we certainly must admit that its
place in this world is unique. Not only is it the home base of one of the largest current "religions" existing, it owns more real estate than many other
countries, and the most interesting thing about that religion is its name. The word "catholic" is defined by Webster as meaning "universal, general,
and all-inclusive". If one accepts that definition, it would seem to suggest that any other religion's view is minor, or perhaps even irrelevant.
That attitude, of course, has generated considerable controversy over the centuries, and even open warfare in some cases. (A questionable
course for an organization that says it speaks for the "Prince of Peace"). The objections apparently began at the generally accepted formation of
the "Christian" church in Nicea in 325 AD. Some of the attendees at that council meeting were so opposed to the stated "creed" agreed on by the
majority, that they went back home and started their own church, referred to now as "Eastern Orthodox". We now have the advantage of seventeen centuries of hindsight, and humanity's situation is somewhat different than it was in Constantine's time. Using our current view, we would like to offer some suggestions to the Vatican for changes that seem badly overdue.
Our basis for these suggestions is the fact that the current explosion of information in this the 21st century since the birth of the Christ has made
literally millions of people aware of many "truths" about his life that were not generally available until now. I say "generally" because the truth has
always been known by some, but has been badly suppressed, often violently. We believe that it is high time that a group calling itself the "Universal"
church should be interested in spreading universal truth.
We are aware, as are many others, that the famous Vatican Library has always contained much more information about the life and mission of
the man called Jesus than was ever shared with the world. By now it is obvious that the Catholic Church has had its own agenda since its inception.
Apparently it is no longer torturing and murdering the so-called "heretics" who try to tell the truth, but Rome is still stubbornly refusing to admit their
deliberate distortions. That is no longer possible, and the organization will now change or die.
Let's begin with a general description of the life of "Jesus", only a small part of which is available in the Bible. All of the details would fill volumes,
and for those who are interested, are now available.
HIS BIRTH .... was planned and arranged by a large group of entities, some humans on Earth, some not. He truly was an incarnation of the "Christ"
(chosen) soul that existed in the "beginning", and the "wise men" who attended the birth were there to see that his transition to Earth was successful.
Frankincense and Myrhh are essential substances, one supporting the feminine and the other the masculine energies, and Gold was needed to control
the unlimited extent of the aura of the special child so that he could stay here on 3-D Earth. His mother, as the church has recognized, was also a
very special part of the story. She was carefully chosen when a child, trained in Egypt, and had a powerful influence on the young prodigy in his early
years. His Hebrew name was really Yeshua, still pronounce "Je-su" in the Latin language, and we have simply anglicized it to Jesus.
HIS YOUTH .... was also carefully watched and guided toward his important mission. He was taught and trained in spiritual matters along with the
normal training of young boys. At age 12, it was the custom at that time for a young man to marry. Because he was obviously a prodigy and very
special, many families wanted their daughter to marry him, so there was much pressure. To avoid this, he was accompanied by travelers and
guardians eastward toward what is now India to continue his education and begin his own teaching. This continued in the company of some Hindus
called "Brahmins" until they objected to him teaching the truth to a lower caste. He refused to stop this, so there was a plot to have him killed there.
He left India, and went as far east as the Tibetan borderlands, still studying and teaching. By then a young man (called Saint Issa in Tibet) he began
returning westward through India and Persia to Egypt where many years were spent in those temples - the most advanced at the time. His gifts of
healing and so-called "miracles" were fully developed, along with the awareness of his mission in Palestine.
We will pause here, and discuss the years partially described in the Bible a little later. There is one other huge issue that separates Rome and
organized Christianity from almost all the other "religions" in the world. It is generally referred to as "re-incarnation". Apparently, the new religion that
called itself Christianity was so desperate to separate itself from all the other previous philosophies, whether true or not, that it officially eliminated this
basic fact of life from its message. (In the beginning, they also insisted that the world was flat.)
There are really several basic tenets taught by organized Christianity that are just flat-out wrong, and when discovered, tend to destroy its
credibility. Some of the most obvious are:
1. Human souls have only one physical lifetime on earth.
2. Humans are born with a defect called "original sin".
3. This defect is only corrected by accepting Jesus as a "Savior".
4. The Creator is most accurately represented by a male "Father".
5. Humans are created at physical "birth", and are judged and assigned to an eternal Heaven or Hell at "death".
There are more, but let's elaborate a little more on these few. The Vatican knows they are wrong, but continues to teach them anyway.
The nominal Christian religion is the only one of the world's many belief systems that does not recognize this undeniable fact. It has been
demonstrated in countless ways, and literally proven with age-regression therapy. It makes perfect sense, consequently it makes no sense
to deny it.. Serious thinkers do not.
2. ORIGINAL SIN
Here is a quote from "Not in His Image" by John L. Lash. "Redemption is like protection offered by the Mafia. The system that offers
atonement for sin must make sure that people will be in desperate need of its services."
3. THE "SAVIOR"
Salvation is unnecessary without unforgivable "sin". The word sin comes from the list of commandments credited to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
Christ taught people how to "save" themselves, not to be dependent on a vindictive off-the-planet Father.
4. OUR "FATHER"
An obvious creation of a patriarchal organization that still stubbornly refuses to grant equality to females, without whom there would be no
human beings. All human being are androgynous, timeless, multi-dimensional "souls" made of the male YANG and the female YIN. The
creative force of which we are a part is both.
5. BIRTH AND DEATH
Revolving doors through which we all pass many times. "Birth" is like diving from a beautiful forest into a deep pool which limits our
perception until we finish "swimming" underwater and re-emerge at "death". The process is eternal, and Earth is only one of countless
realities. Heaven and Hell are states of mind we create for ourselves.
What follows is a brief discussion of the Bible, which the Vatican and others view as the infallible word of God. Not only does the Catholic
church, who wrote, and/or edited, and published this work say it is all literally true, they even discourage their members from reading it by saying
that their ordained priests are the only persons capable of its proper interpretation. A book full of poetry and symbolism cannot possibly be taken
literally, and one that purportedly tells history, but leaves out ninety percent of it is not very helpful, either.
Here are a couple of examples:
If you were going to publish a biography of the man you believed to be the most important person in history, and he only lived about 33 years,
would you give only sketchy information about 15 of those years and totally ignore the rest? That's what the Vatican has done with Jesus' life, even
though they know the rest of the story. They obviously did not want to share it with the world for reasons of their own. It's time they did.
A. As far as history goes, the story of the Hebrews goes back thousands of years to other cultures, some perhaps even extra-terrestrial, and involves many details that have been left out of the book. The result is their belief in an imaginary sky God who views them as the chosen
people, and metes out blessings and punishments at will. This is the God who was inherited by the Christians because Yeshua (Jesus) was
Jewish by birth.
B. The literal interpretation of the "creation" story of Adam, Eve, and the Garden is a very quaint child's tale, but was obviously never intended
to be taken literally. It is, of course, an allegory, and seems to have more than one possible interpretation. Briefly, though, it really is a tale of
mankind's emergence on the planet in a perfect state (Eden), and subsequent alteration to conditions that seem less than ideal (The Fall).
The cast of characters in the story is interesting. Adam (man) represents the active, positive, earth-centered side of a human, and Eve (woman)
represents the thinking, reflective, spiritual side. The serpent (wisdom) is an age-old symbol with many meanings. One of the better known
references to a serpent is that of an energy source called Kundalini. This force is said to reside in the lowest Chakra in a human's non-physical
body, and when awakened, provides spiritual awareness and power at one level, and sexual energy at another.
That explains the mis-interpretation chosen by the church. Instead of pointing out that the spiritual power of the "serpent" made Eve aware of
their status as part of the God-force that created them, they chose instead that it was sex that was awakened and that it was somehow evil enough
to cause their eviction from the perfect "Garden". This is the root of the misogyny that still characterizes the religion that arose. Somehow it was
decided that man was perfect until the evil woman came around. Thus we have had two or three thousand years of a disastrous patriarchy.
In summary, this gave rise to one more huge distortion of the "Jesus" story. The character called "Mary Magdalen" is given very little attention
in the four chosen "Gospels" selected for publication from the 40 or 50 that were available. The truth is that she was a student at the Temple of
Isis in Egypt, was taught by Mary, one of the priestesses there who became Jesus' mother. No mention is made of the fact that the wedding at Cana
where Jesus turned water to wine was his own wedding, and Mary from Magdala was his bride. Together they spread the truth to thousands of
"disciples" both male and female (not just twelve men), which brought down the wrath of Rome.
There is much, much more to the story that was overlooked, edited out, or deliberately destroyed. In 325 A.D. Constantine, a desperate
Roman emperor, created a fictitious "Christian" religion to try to unify his dying realm. Basing it on Jesus was the only reason it survived, and
200 years after that a "Pope" named Gregory added insult to injury by stating officially that Mary Magdalen was a prostitute.
As previously mentioned, this information, and much more, is available now to anyone with enough curiosity to seek it out. It has always
been available to the Vatican, and the current world situation calls upon them to step up and be the source of truth they have always claimed to be.