By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy
“Whether you finish that this e-book is the main alarming heresy of the millennium or the mummy of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries merits to be read.”
-- fortress worthy famous person -Telegram
What if . . .
* there have been completely no proof for the life of a old Jesus?
* for millions of years Pagans had additionally a Son of God?
* this Pagan savior was once additionally born of a virgin at the twenty-fifth of December earlier than 3 shepherds, grew to become water into wine at a marriage, died and used to be resurrected, and provided his physique and blood as a Holy Communion?
* those Pagan myths have been rewritten because the gospel of Jesus Christ?
* the earliest Gnostic Christians knew that the Jesus tale was once a myth?
* Christianity became out to be a continuation of Paganism by way of one other identify?
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Additional info for The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
Essentially most of these godmen are a similar legendary being. As used to be the perform from as early because the 3rd century BCE,3, four during this ebook we are going to use the mixed identify Osiris-Dionysus to indicate his common and composite nature, and his specific names whilst pertaining to a particular secret culture. From the 5th century BCE philosophers corresponding to Xenophanes and Empedocles had ridiculed taking the tales of the gods and goddesses actually. They seen them as allegories of human religious event. The myths of Osiris-Dionysus shouldn't be understood as simply interesting stories, for that reason, yet as a symbolic language, which encodes the magical teachings of the internal Mysteries. due to this, even though the main points have been built and tailored over the years by way of diversified cultures, the parable of Osiris-Dionysus has remained basically a similar. a few of the myths of the several godmen of the Mysteries percentage what the good mythologist Joseph Campbell referred to as “the similar anatomy. ” simply as each human is bodily distinct but it's attainable to speak of the final anatomy of the human physique, so with those diversified myths it truly is attainable to work out either their area of expertise and basic sameness. A worthy comparability could be the courting among Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West aspect tale. One is a sixteenth-century English tragedy approximately filthy rich Italian households, whereas the opposite is a twentieth-century American musical approximately road gangs. at the face of it they appear very diverse, but they're primarily an identical tale. equally, the stories advised in regards to the godmen of the Pagan Mysteries are basically a similar, even though they take diversified varieties. The extra we studied many of the types of the parable of Osiris-Dionysus, the extra it turned seen that the tale of Jesus had all of the features of this perennial story. occasion by way of occasion, we discovered we have been in a position to build Jesus’ meant biography from mythic motifs formerly with regards to Osiris-Dionysus: • Osiris-Dionysus is God made flesh, the savior and “Son of God. ” • His father is God and his mom is a mortal virgin. • He is born in a cave or humble cowshed on December 25 earlier than 3 shepherds. • He bargains his fans the opportunity to be born back in the course of the rites of baptism. • He miraculously turns water into wine at a wedding rite. • He rides triumphantly into city on a donkey whereas humans wave palm leaves to honor him. • He dies at Eastertime as a sacrifice for the sins of the area. • After his demise he descends to hell, then at the 3rd day he rises from the lifeless and ascends to heaven in glory. • His fans anticipate his go back because the pass judgement on over the last Days. • His demise and resurrection are celebrated by way of a ritual meal of bread and wine, which represent his physique and blood. those are only many of the motifs shared among the stories of Osiris-Dionysus and the biography of Jesus. Why are those extraordinary similarities no longer universal wisdom? simply because, as we have been to find later, the early Roman Church did every thing in its strength to avoid us perceiving them.