By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

“Whether you finish that this booklet 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 totally no proof for the lifestyles of a old Jesus?
* for hundreds of thousands 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 was once resurrected, and provided his physique and blood as a Holy Communion?
* those Pagan myths were rewritten because the gospel of Jesus Christ?
* the earliest Gnostic Christians knew that the Jesus tale was once a myth?
* Christianity grew to become out to be a continuation of Paganism by way of one other identify?

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But few have dared to boldly nation the most obvious conclusions that we've got drawn. Why? simply because to take action is taboo. For 2,000 years the West has been ruled through the concept Christianity is sacred and distinct whereas Paganism is primitive and the paintings of the satan. To even examine that they can be components of a similar culture has been easily unthinkable. hence, even though the genuine origins of Christianity were noticeable all alongside, few were capable of see them, simply because to take action calls for a thorough holiday with the conditioning of our tradition. Our contribution has been to dare to imagine the unthinkable and to offer our conclusions in a favored e-book instead of a few dry educational tome. this can be by no means the final word in this advanced topic, yet we are hoping it can be an important demand an entire reappraisal of the origins of Christianity. The Pagan Mysteries In Greek tragedies the refrain unearths the destiny of the protagonists ahead of the play starts. occasionally it truly is more straightforward to appreciate the adventure if one is already conscious of the vacation spot and the terrain to be lined. earlier than diving deeper into aspect, accordingly, we want to retrace our strategy of discovery and so offer a short review of the e-book. We had shared an obsession with global mysticism all our lives which lately had led us to discover spirituality within the historic global. well known knowing necessarily lags a ways at the back of the leading edge of scholarly learn and, like most folk, we firstly had an misguided and outmoded view of Paganism. We were taught to visualize a primitive superstition, which indulged in idol worship and bloody sacrifice, and dry philosophers donning togas stumbling blindly towards what we this present day name technological know-how. We have been conversant in a number of Greek myths, which confirmed the partisan and capricious nature of the Olympian gods and goddesses. All in all, Paganism appeared primitive and essentially alien. After a long time of research, notwithstanding, our knowing has been remodeled. Pagan spirituality used to be truly the subtle made of a hugely constructed tradition. The nation religions, corresponding to the Greek worship of the Olympian gods, have been little greater than outer pomp and rite. the true spirituality of the folks expressed itself during the shiny and mystical “Mystery religions. ” before everything underground and heretical hobbies, those Mysteries unfold and flourished in the course of the historic Mediterranean, inspiring the best minds of the Pagan international, who looked them because the very resource of civilization. every one secret culture had exoteric Outer Mysteries, together with myths, that have been universal wisdom, and rituals, that have been open to a person who desired to take part. there have been additionally esoteric internal Mysteries, which have been a sacred mystery identified simply to people who had gone through a robust means of initiation. Initiates of the interior Mysteries had the magical that means of the rituals and myths of the Outer Mysteries published to them, a technique that led to own transformation and non secular enlightenment.

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