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Sunday, February 26, 2017

THE EARLY CHRISTIANS WEREN'T GNOSTICS; THE GNOSTICS WERE EARLY CHRISTIANS



     It doesn't sound like a  big difference, but the

difference is huge.


        Having faith in a rumour called Christ will not get you where you need to go. There is nothing wrong with faith. Faith is necessary sometimes, even blind faith.

Some times you have to have faith in your wife or your husband. 

But what is needed is a knowing experience.

Much of the knowledge of the early Christians came from the ESSENE COMMUNITY. The
Essenes were practical people. They were healers.
They knew about herbs and roots and the sacred plants left by the Lord in special places.

They were not too keen on the hierarchical society
that existed in Jerusalem in those days. They made fun of the high priests, who, the Essenes were very aware, had no practical knowledge of Revelation.

The Essenes had a tendency to live outside of the City... in places like Jericho. They lived in communities at the edge of the desert.

"WHY DO YOU COME OUT IN THE DESERT TO SPEAK TO ME, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MAN IN SILKS AND
FINE FABRICS?"  

They didn't like the rulers and the professional priests - they considered such men hypocrites.
People who spoke without knowledge.

If we're looking for a Knowing Experience, and we are... then totally different steps become necessary. Sitting in church isn't going to do the trick.

And basically, we all know this. At least anybody who has come so far as to be reading me... you know this.

We follow the path as laid out in the Gospel of Thomas.

We also read the Gospel of Truth, and the Gospel of Philip. Admittedly, a lot of these writings appear unclear. This is because many of these writings are not meant to explain anything.

Explanations are over-rated. Explanations appeal to the intellect. Explanations will take you no where. 

WHAT WE NEED ARE WORDS THAT  RING LIKE A BELL IN THE CORE OF YOUR SOUL.


BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.


These are the kind of words we need. The aim
is not to find an explanation, but to know.


(C) 2017 by W.G. Milne





I had to laugh. I thought of the words of a
Johnny Rock song.

"There's nowhere to go
But where you are.
You can take a plane, you can take a car
And you might go far,
But there's nowhere to go but where you are."


Friday, February 24, 2017



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YEAH, big crowd, great band.... the air was full of spirit and power! So new verses just flowed thru my mouth... Thank you all --- for your insight, love and support. (see the William Milne channel on YOU TUBE) Or check out VIDEOS on WALKER BALLANTINE site on FACEBOOK. oVER TWENTY of my songs are posted now.. and more are coming...
Once we open our arms wide to the sky, MAGIC HAPPENS!!
I did none of this on my own... It takes a village to make a song. It takes a village to transport joy!

Peter Rowland on lead guitar
Wm Milne on vocals and rhythm guitar. It's hard to believe this full sound comes from a duo...
Great song, fine sound...
(C)2017 by W.G.Milne All rights reserved.

A heartfelt song of yearning and passion... Blues in E minor - "WHO WILL BE MY LOVE?"


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We were playing this song somewhere well east of here. There was a group from Nova Scotia. They were clapping and enjoying the music. Then I played this song which is: “ROSEMARY.” A woman came out of the audience and stood beside me during our break. She…

This is an amazing story... about one well-paid editor who makes an incursion into the North West Territories... in order to edit the Mad Poet of Rat River... hilarity ensues.

I like this one... one of Bob's best.

I did this all myself in a small studio in a garden shed. Song's about passionate love in a pink room.
(C)2016 by W.G. Milne of JOHNNY ROCK

One of my songs out of the PUNK era

Here are a few sayings from the Gospel of Thomas.

HOPE YOU LIKE THIS POEM...
because I do.

WAKING IN ALEXANDRIA
Waking in Alexandria ________________ He woke up in Alexandria. He didn't know where he had been. He thought there was a woman        somewhere Who had mattered once to him. He looked out a window, Saw a madman called Khalim; Uttering predictions  In the ...

This poem's growing on me.

Behaving well at a party...With Marlo & Mark

NOT UNLIKE A ROLLING STONE

Here are the lyrics for: 'ROOFS OF NOTRE DAME."

We recently had a bash on Main Street at The Grande in celebration of the life of Barry Green.

He was my piano player off and on for 7 years.

We wrote this song together Barry - the music
Bill - the lyrics


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I was born in London On the dark side of the Thames You said that you’d meet me there In the year of I don’t know when * You always say,” Tomorrow” But I don’t understand that word I’d live with you in that house in Spain But I don’t think that you heard…

PUNK ROCK SONG WITH SADO-MASOCHISTIC OVERTONES

Hi! Here are some of earlier songs. Peter Rowland - lead guitar
Bill Milne - vocals & rhythm guitar
(C)2016 by W.G. Milne


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zz POSEIDON’S DOOR’S WIDE OPEN “What you search for you have found,”         the prophet said to me, “You don’t know it yet but you will see; That elusive place called home         you so deeply need Will appear when you attain          tranquility.” *…

This POEM wrote itself quite quickly last year.

POSEIDON'S DOOR'S WIDE OPEN
"What you search for you have found,"         the prophet said to me, "You don't know it yet but you will see; That elusive place called home         you so deeply need Will appear when you attain          tranquility." Across the brazen sands Beyond the fo...

Angelo, The core truth in the Gospel of Philip is this:

"For one must first be resurrected, and then die. And to the one
who has known resurrection, there is no death. And to the one
who has not known resurrection in this life, there is nothing
but death.
And the dead are not alive and the living shall not die."

It's a disturbing statement, but not so much once you have
delved into it. The word, "resurrection' is used rather like
realization, enlightenment. Only it's a stronger word.

The "dead" were the people who have not had the "foundation
experience".

Raising the dead was an expression for bringing light into
their darkness.

Basilides said this: "The dead went to Jerusalem and they did not find there what they sought, so they have returned asking questions of me."

The Gospel of Phillip is a deep well, and to understand it it's necessary
to re-learn how the earliest Christians used their terms

Making the blind to see is also a reference to the realization experience.
A lot of these phrases cannot be taken literally. 
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  • angelo difabio's profile photo
    I do understand that the Gnostic Gospels are writen in parables and alot of these little sayings are like riddles to me...
    awesome...
    I love riddles

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  • William Milne (JOHNNY ROCK)'s profile photo
    That's good. They used entirely different meaning to words and terms back then.
    We can understand the words, but we simply do not know how they used the words/terms...
    The problem with most "modern" translations, they assume they know the terms and therefor translate the basic words into an absurdity., a basic idiocy that supports the monopolistic view of the truth...
    In their translations no thought is required... so what is the result? A re-affirmation of the same old deceptive views and prejudices. They have learned nothing. They merely restate their own prejudices and erroneous beliefs...

    2d
  • William Milne (JOHNNY ROCK)'s profile photo
    The Parable of the Dyer is a very significant one. I wrote an article on it in the Gnostic Gospels group. The true dyes dissolve completely into what is being dyed. Rather like a man seeking God dissolves completely into the True One, the Christ within. As Christ dissolves completely into the seeker.
    It's a mystery how this holy communion happens. The Grace of the Father is certainly involved. The Lord of Hosts cleanses us and makes us ready for joy. The Eucharist indeed.
    We must prepare a space within ourselves - a place where the Holy Spirit may live.