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Thursday, November 8, 2018

ALTAR TO THE LORD OF HOSTS


MOST ANCIENT GOSPEL FOUND ANEW
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST by William Milne.
book at Amazon.com... kindles and e-books for approx $3.00
A young man finds a thin volume of the Gospel of Thomas at Emmanuel Library, University of Toronto in 1970. He reads it and it changes his life. He decides to build a cabin in the woods where there'd be no distractions, no electricity, no radio, no TV, no telephone... and it turned out there was no road.
He knows the human psyche has many abilities that are not used in modern life, which is centred around commerce and the dictates of time.
He wants to step into the timeless realm, the dream time - a place of silence, stone and fire. He knows he needs total concentration and all his strength in order to be awake and focus on these earliest texts.
He knows terrible persecutions had been done in the early days of the Anointed One. Spiritual communities had been put to the sword, their leaders assassinated or banished, if they didn't accept priests as intermediaries.
In the early days of the Anointed One, the Empire Church had the Roman army as its arm - heresy meant death, disagreement with the party line could result in burning, crucifixion... banishment and the loss of limbs, not necessarily in that order.
The Bishop of Alexandria wasn't happy when he heard that a religious community holding property in common had their own king, and didn't need
the bishop as their "illuminator." So he threatened 'putting them to the sword.'.
The themes of 'raising the dead', ' helping the blind to see', 'bringing light' to darkness - these metaphors were in use at the time all referred to liberation of the spirit.
When Basilides said, "The dead returned from Jerusalem, for they found not what they sought" he was talking common parlance. The dead were those who had not been illuminated.
These metaphors were in use then. but are not used today. Today "raising the dead" refers to a miraculous event. THE CHRIST HAS BEEN MADE A COMMODITY CLOSELY GUARDED BY A MONOPOLY, that's why he's made to have such special attributes.
The voice of Christ is the Eye of God from the beginning of time.
This earliest community seeking a glimmer of light through these texts they had gathered, seeking ultimate liberation, you can bet they held on to their Source Gospel with terrible desperation. And so it was buried in an earthen jar - waiting 2000 years to re-emerge again.
"Seeking ultimate liberation... withdrawal from the clutter of a consumer society, a withdrawal from the involvement in the contamination that destroys clarity of vision..." These factors are what made the Essene community, and these
earliest Christians adopt monastic lives in the wilderness
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The poet set out to commune with the Mind of Christ reclaimed after twenty centuries.
The Vision that is Christ had been obscured by greed, people obsessed with power and wealth. "They have hidden the keys to the Kingdom and they have let no one else enter." The story then is not so different from the story now today.
The path to the Truth has been obscured.
The young man experienced realization. But in this modern Christian world, there was no system of support for his experience. So he was confused, and he had to go elsewhere to find answers.
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The earliest teachings of Jesus Christ are very different from what the Christian orthodoxy teaches today.
This book's about the poet's struggle to find ultimate Truth, and then learn
to live with himself, once he had done so. He focused on the voice of God from across 20 centuries and from across the seas. The original voice of Christ had
been adulterated. The poet was a mystic and that was necessary.
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These new-found gospels reveal to us the original Vision of the Christ. The Gospel of Thomas states some plain truths, spoken plainly - difficult to misinterpret
or misunderstand.
The poet worked with the early Gospels sometimes with miraculous results. This is what this book is about.
(People ask me what book they should read, when they are new to the study of Gnosis. Well, my book is a good one.)















Walker BallantineYou manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS. I keep suggesting other books. It occurs to me I should also suggest my own!    "MOST ANCIENT GOSPEL FOUND ANEW, THE SECONDING COMING OF CHRIST,"
at  amazon.com    (search this title, by author William Milne... the kindle or e-book costs $4.00)

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Angela Hoffberg WalkerBallantine, absolutely. In my imagination, I want to go, and will, to that very place described at the beginning. It brings such a peace over me.


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Angela Hoffberg I will get ur books first. They seem to have such an effect and deep meaning for me.


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Walker BallantineYou manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS. I'm happy my writings bring peace and meaning to you, Angela. We are linked, and this is a good thing.


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Walker BallantineYou manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS. Angela Hoffberg That place I describe atop an 150 foot cliff, overlooking 2 lakes and a large bay and train tracks across the way, trains that echo down the wind. And a wind that is blowing from the Mind of God, wind from the west that blows steadily in summer, and howls about the poets hut in the winter - wind that blows ice and snow... and seemed to speak with the voice of the Wendigo... Mind that wrote paragraphs upon the poet's pages... And blazing sun on the smooth 30 foot thighs of rocks in the summer...... Yes, this place is worth visiting. It is a place of power and an altar to the Lord of Hosts, and a magnetic center for the Northern Lights.... so that they circle around the place above in the sky, and sometimes descend......Definitely worth visiting.


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Angela Hoffberg I visit in my imagination. So refreshing.
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Walker BallantineYou manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS. Angela Hoffberg That place I describe atop an 150 foot cliff, overlooking 2 lakes and a large bay and train tracks across the way, trains that echo down the wind. And a wind that is blowing from the Mind of God, wind from the west that blows steadily in summer, and howls about the poets hut in the winter - wind that blows ice and snow... and seemed to speak with the voice of the Wendigo... Mind that wrote paragraphs upon the poet's pages... And blazing sun on the smooth 30 foot thighs of rocks in the summer...... Yes, this place is worth visiting. It is a place of power and an altar to the Lord of Hosts, and a magnetic center for the Northern Lights.... so that they circle around the place above in the sky, and sometimes descend......Definitely worth visiting.




(C) 2018 by W.G. Milne and Angela Hoffberg

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