We are all familiar with the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - but what about the other Gospels: those of Philip, of Thomas, of Mary and of Mary Magdalene? What of all the numerous Gospels, Acts and Epistles that were not approved by the Church councils when the New Testament was compiled? Why were they excluded when the choices were made? There were actually two main criteria for selection, and these (from an earlier short-list prepared by Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria) were originally determined at the Council of Carthage in the year AD 397, to be finally ratified in the later Renaissance era.

The first criterion was that the New Testament Gospels must be written in the names of Jesus’s own apostles. Matthew was, of course, an apostle, as was John - but Mark was not an apostle of Jesus as far as we know; neither was Luke; they were both colleagues of the later St Paul. Thomas, on the other hand, was one of the original twelve, and yet the Gospel in his name was excluded. Not only that but, along with various other texts, it was sentenced to be destroyed. And so, throughout the Mediterranean world, numerous unapproved books were buried and hidden in the 5th century. Only in recent times have some of these early manuscripts been unearthed, with the greatest of all discoveries made (after 1500 years) in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt.

Although these books were not rediscovered until this present century, they were used openly by the early Christians. Certain of them, including the Gospels mentioned, along with the Gospel of Truth, the Gospel of the Egyptians and others, were actually mentioned in the 2nd-century writings of early churchmen such as Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus of Lyon and Origen of Alexandria. So, why were these and other apostolic Gospels not selected? Because there was a second, far more important criterion to consider - the criterion by which, in truth, the Gospel selection was really made. It was, in fact, a wholly sexist regulation which precluded anything that upheld the status of women in Church or community society.

Indeed, the Church’s own Apostolic Constitutions were formulated on this basis. They state, ‘We do not permit our women to teach in the Church, only to pray and to hear those who teach. Our master, when he sent us the twelve, did nowhere send out a woman; for the head of the woman is the man, and it is not reasonable that the body should govern the head’. This was an outrageous statement with no apparent foundation, but it was for this very reason that dozens of Gospels were not selected, because they made it quite clear that there were many active women in the ministry of Jesus: women such as Mary Magdalene, Martha, Helena-Salome, Mary-Jacob Cleophas and Joanna. These were not only ministering disciples, but priestesses in their own right, running exemplary schools of worship in the Nazarene tradition.

In his Epistle to the Romans, St Paul makes specific mention of his own female helpers: Phoebe, for example, whom he called a ‘sister of the Church’ - along with Julia, and Priscilla who ‘laid down her neck for the Cause’. Writings of the Gospel era are simply alive with women disciples, but the Church ignored them all. When the Precepts of Ecclesiastical Discipline were drawn up, they stated, ‘It is not permitted for a woman to speak in Church, nor to claim for herself a share in any masculine function’. The Church of Rome was so frightened of women that it implemented a rule of celibacy for its priests - a rule that became a law in 1138: a rule that persists today. But this rule has never been quite what it appears on the surface, for it was never sexual activity as such that bothered the Church. The more specific problem was priestly intimacy with women. Why? Because women become wives and mothers - and the very nature of motherhood is a perpetuation of bloodlines. It was this that bothered the Church: a taboo subject which, at all costs, had to be separated from the necessary image of Jesus.

However, it was not as if the Bible had said any such thing. In fact, quite the reverse was the case. St Paul had actually said in his first Epistle to Timothy that a bishop should be married to one wife and that he should have children, for a man with experience in his own family household is actually far better qualified to take care of the Church. But, even though the Roman Church authorities claimed to uphold the teaching of St Paul in particular, they chose completely to disregard this explicit directive to suit their own ends, so that Jesus’s marital status could be strategically ignored. Notwithstanding this, the Church’s celibate, unmarried image of Jesus was at variance with other writings of the Gospel era, and it was openly contradicted in the public domain until the perpetuation of the truth was proclaimed a punishable heresy (only 450 years ago) at the Italian Council of Trento in 1547 (the year that Henry VIII Tudor died in England).

It is, however, not just the Christian New Testament which suffers from these sexist restrictions. A similar editing process was applied to the Hebrew Old Testament, making it conveniently suitable to be added to the Christian Bible. This is made particularly apparent by a couple of entries that bypassed the editors’ scrutiny. The books of Joshua and 2-Samuel both refer to the importance of the more ancient book of Jasher. But where is this book? Like so many others of equal importance, it is not to be found in the Bible!

--Bloodline Of The Holy Grail

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That day is past, the goddess is being summoned forth. It will change the tone in america. They have had their day. The esoteric has been turned from within to without. The esoteric is a goddess thang. The mysterious behind the veil. If the last 6000 years has been about keeping the light and the truth buried, I guess they are admitting that there is a connection between women and the truth and the light, deductive reasoNing. That's why it's important that we raise the goddess ray. This is evidence in thoth(moongod) is at the gates. How the 6 coincide with the bridge between the mind and the divine. Intuition,feminine, Venus is the brightest Star in the sky,ain't no hiding that now. The goddess has to shed the veil of fear and be liberated and the magic becomes possible. I read somewhere that a magus could not become a magus until he awaked twiin goddessess and elelvated them to the heavens, I think this is the meaning behind the kundalini and the Caduceus. The old saying if momma ain't happy nobody is takes on a whole new meaning. I cannot go any further on the path alone if I am to fulfill my mission. One half of my nature is from the goddess so I too must come to understand and master her power, not try to hide or destroy it. The goddess energy is the force which grounds us males to gaia. Rejection or ignorance of it is the root of many problems on every level of society, and within each. Individual who has willingly or unwillingly practiced this dark art of trying to exploit this energy in a negative way. A wIse man knows these things when it comes to the goddess,it's impressed upon them from the womb. She provibes the first matrix.

I agree with you Harvey, on many levels. You have it right. The Goddess energy IS returning. Even though there is so much effort to try and stop that awakening.

Harvey Seay said:

That day is past, the goddess is being summoned forth. It will change the tone in america. They have had their day. The esoteric has been turned from within to without. The esoteric is a goddess thang. The mysterious behind the veil. If the last 6000 years has been about keeping the light and the truth buried, I guess they are admitting that there is a connection between women and the truth and the light, deductive reasoNing. That's why it's important that we raise the goddess ray. This is evidence in thoth(moongod) is at the gates. How the 6 coincide with the bridge between the mind and the divine. Intuition,feminine, Venus is the brightest Star in the sky,ain't no hiding that now. The goddess has to shed the veil of fear and be liberated and the magic becomes possible. I read somewhere that a magus could not become a magus until he awaked twiin goddessess and elelvated them to the heavens, I think this is the meaning behind the kundalini and the Caduceus. The old saying if momma ain't happy nobody is takes on a whole new meaning. I cannot go any further on the path alone if I am to fulfill my mission. One half of my nature is from the goddess so I too must come to understand and master her power, not try to hide or destroy it. The goddess energy is the force which grounds us males to gaia. Rejection or ignorance of it is the root of many problems on every level of society, and within each. Individual who has willingly or unwillingly practiced this dark art of trying to exploit this energy in a negative way. A wIse man knows these things when it comes to the goddess,it's impressed upon them from the womb. She provibes the first matrix.

The Church of Rome was so frightened of women that it implemented a rule of celibacy for its priests - a rule that became a law in 1138: a rule that persists today. But this rule has never been quite what it appears on the surface, for it was never sexual activity as such that bothered the Church. The more specific problem was priestly intimacy with women. Why? Because women become wives and mothers - and the very nature of motherhood is a perpetuation of bloodlines (i.e. The Holy Grail/Truth About Jesus being born of a man). It was this that bothered the Church: a taboo subject which, at all costs, had to be separated from the necessary image of Jesus.

Accela said:

What I am trying to understand is the root reason why it was hidden in the first place.

לאדיYshatar {Evenstar} said:

I agree with you Harvey, on many levels. You have it right. The Goddess energy IS returning. Even though there is so much effort to try and stop that awakening.

Harvey Seay said:

That day is past, the goddess is being summoned forth. It will change the tone in america. They have had their day. The esoteric has been turned from within to without. The esoteric is a goddess thang. The mysterious behind the veil. If the last 6000 years has been about keeping the light and the truth buried, I guess they are admitting that there is a connection between women and the truth and the light, deductive reasoNing. That's why it's important that we raise the goddess ray. This is evidence in thoth(moongod) is at the gates. How the 6 coincide with the bridge between the mind and the divine. Intuition,feminine, Venus is the brightest Star in the sky,ain't no hiding that now. The goddess has to shed the veil of fear and be liberated and the magic becomes possible. I read somewhere that a magus could not become a magus until he awaked twiin goddessess and elelvated them to the heavens, I think this is the meaning behind the kundalini and the Caduceus. The old saying if momma ain't happy nobody is takes on a whole new meaning. I cannot go any further on the path alone if I am to fulfill my mission. One half of my nature is from the goddess so I too must come to understand and master her power, not try to hide or destroy it. The goddess energy is the force which grounds us males to gaia. Rejection or ignorance of it is the root of many problems on every level of society, and within each. Individual who has willingly or unwillingly practiced this dark art of trying to exploit this energy in a negative way. A wIse man knows these things when it comes to the goddess,it's impressed upon them from the womb. She provibes the first matrix.

"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates." — The Kybalion.

I think if we look at this with the principal of gender in mind it is clear she is coming back around.  In this  principal "gender" both are necessary for creation as in the laws of nature. This applied to our state of our world we can also see the male of the pair has just about run its path and the tide shall change to the mother of changes. The awakening of this knowledge , and more people understanding it , i think is directly connected to the feminine quality way of understanding. 

VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.

"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles Gender; manifests on all planes." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything — the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature's principles. If you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them — Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.

 


Well as for why there hasn't been any balance, the best I can explain it is that each has their own. By this I mean, there is a time for yang and a time for yin: We have lived in the time of the yin and now its time for the yang! meaning more light with less darkness instead of more darkness with less light. We are certainly in good times now, moving out of ignorance (yin) and in to knowledge, enlightenment, illumination etc (yang), that is how I have always looked at it, the Chinese philosophy has helped me understand and accept the mechanics of life. I believe that when its time to switch from say, yin to yang, that dark forces arrive and make sure it is implemented, then when its time for it to switch from yang to yin, light forces (like us) arrive to make sure it too is implemented. But, in every polarity there is always a small opposite, in yin there is some yang, in yang there is some yin, always to make sure that the balance is not disrupted. Yin yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites, unseen (hidden, feminine) and seen (manifest, masculine), that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time. The concept of yin and yang is often symbolized by various forms of the Taijitu symbol, for which it is probably best known in western cultures. I hope I made sense lol. And no you haven't come off as anything other then inquisitive which of course is a good thing.


Accela said:

Isn't balance the "best bet" why must it be one or the other? Also, I hope none of my comments come off as argumentative, I am not trying to be. I am just questioning to better grasp and understand.

سهيل هدار Naos ζ said:

"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates." — The Kybalion.

I think if we look at this with the principal of gender in mind it is clear she is coming back around.  In this  principal "gender" both are necessary for creation as in the laws of nature. This applied to our state of our world we can also see the male of the pair has just about run its path and the tide shall change to the mother of changes. The awakening of this knowledge , and more people understanding it , i think is directly connected to the feminine quality way of understanding. 

VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.

"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles Gender; manifests on all planes." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything — the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature's principles. If you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them — Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.

 


 The Moon shows only one side to the Earth but we know the back side is there. Both reside in the same mass but one is always dominant . As above so below-  This applies to everything.  The dominant side of the moon gives us our tides in turn happens to give us a vital parts of creation its self. If you look at it as a cycle on a larger scale than humans you can see it is in everything. Gender is required for creation on all levels. 

 When birth comes , or divine creation in every aspect the female is the creator. There is a time for both. 

     

III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.

"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is in motion"; "everything vibrates"; "nothing is at rest"; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration — the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest — just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. "He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the sceptre of Power," says one of the old writers.

    If this being the case we as human are at a much slower rate of vib than the higher, thus maybe it would be safe to say we dont see the balance as fast.  In understanding these vibrations , it is possible to increase our rate. One might say mentally doing this would be like seeing the good in the bad.They are both the same in degree .  

 am i rambling? hehe

  

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