THE CALL DATA
|DEFINITIONS||TRIFESTA 1 ARIES THE RAM FULL GLOW DATA|
|CHANGES||TRIFESTA 2 TAURUS THE BUL FULL GLOW DATA|
|LAW||TRIFESTA 3 GEMINI THE TWINS FULL GLOW DATA|
|KARMIC LIABILITIES||TRI9 1 CANCER|
|FREEWILL||TRI9 2 LEO|
|SYNOPSIS OF LAW||TRI9 3 VIRGO|
|PURPOSE OF DEITY||TRI9 4 LIBRA|
|DEATH||TRI9 5 SCORPIO|
|DEAVACHANIC EXPERIENCE||TRI9 6 SAGITTARIUS|
|SERVICE||TRI9 7 CAPRICORN|
|SEVEN RAYS||TRI9 8 AQUARIUS|
|PROBLEM OF SEX||TRI9 9 PISCES|
of the RESURRECTION
re: Jesus, the Christ, Exemplar, Prince of Peace / Brotherhood; Mary of Magdala & her Apostle, disciple and production crew sisterhood; the Apostle crew, fugitives on the run because of the Go(d)spel(l); and world "keeping it real" reasons for Resurrection in our lives, given the invitation_ "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene... Mark 16:9
..learn of the Transmutation leading to Transformation, leading to Transfiguration_ Immortality_ within the WILL Divine. They are not only LOVERS of GOD, now, they became KNOWERS.
Christ appears to Seven of His Men Apostles
When referring to the earliest followers of Jesus, the Gospel writers often speak of two groups of disciples: the Twelve Men and the Women.
1 After this, Jesus appeared once more to his disciples at Lake Tiberias. This is how it happened.2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael (the one from Cana in Galilee), the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples of Jesus were all together.3 Simon Peter said to the others, I am going fishing. We will come with you, they told him. So they went out in a boat, but all that night they did not catch a thing.4 As the sun was rising, Jesus stood at the water’s edge, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.5 Then he asked them, Young men, haven’t you caught anything? Not a thing, they answered.
6 He said to them, Throw your net out on the right side of the boat, and you will catch some. So they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish. 7 The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord! When Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken his clothes off) and jumped into the water.8 The other disciples came to shore in the boat, pulling the net full of fish. They were not very far from land, about a hundred yards away.9 When they stepped ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish on it and some bread.10 Then Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish you have just caught.
11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three in all; even though there were so many, still the net did not tear.12 Jesus said to them, Come and eat. None of the disciples dared ask him, Who are you? because they knew it was the Lord.13 So Jesus went over, took the bread, and gave it to them; he did the same with the fish. 14 This, then, was the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from death.
The Women refer to an unspecified number of female disciples who also followed Jesus, welcoming him into their homes, financing his ministry, and often teaching the Twelve through their acts of faithfulness and love. Just as Jesus predicted, most of the Twelve abandoned him at his death (John 16:32). But the women remained by his side_ through his death, burial, and resurrection.
The Master Jesus, The Risen Christ Examined by His AWESTRUCK Disciples
19On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"
20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
24But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called "Twin"), was not with them when Jesus came.
25So the other disciples kept telling him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "If I don't see the mark of the
nails in His hands, put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe!"
26After eight days His disciples were indoors again, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked,
Jesus came and stood among them. He said, "Peace to you!"
27Then He said to Thomas,
"Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side.
Don't be an unbeliever, but a believer 28Thomas responded to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
29Jesus said, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed."
Christ with His Women Apostles
About the Disciple and Apostle Mary of Magdala, Galilee, Palestine
King writes that the early Christian women we thought we knew have almost nothing to do with the revised portrait that scholars are just beginning to unveil. "Chief among these is Mary Magdalene," she says. "Discoveries of new texts . . . have now proven that [her reputation as a repentant prostitute] is entirely inaccurate. She was indeed an influential figure, but as a prominent disciple and leader of one wing of the early Christian movement that promoted women's leadership." Which is exactly what a Cleveland-based Church.[Ohio, USA] is trying to reverse.The current reform of Mary Magdalene has centuries of church and art tradition to overcome. The non-biblical image of Magdalene as a repentant prostitute is an image that had been officially sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church in the sixth century. And it's that image that has been perpetuated by dozens of Christian paintings and movies ever since. Magdalene is portrayed as a prostitute and is identified with another episode often included in the Gospel of John 8:3-11, in which Jesus stops a crowd from stoning a woman for prostitution. There is no indication in the text that either unnamed woman is Magdalene, but tradition has linked her with Magdalene.
Throughout the ages Mary Magdalene has been pictured in various ways, according to people’s ideas of her and the legends and traditions prevailing at the time.
So, if we think of Mary as an historical figure, what would she have looked like? Mary Magdalene was not Caucasian. Mary Magdalene was either Jewish or Egyptian, certainly middle-Eastern, while Lynn Picknett thinks she was Black, which connection explains the Black Virgins that one finds in the south of France. Lynn Picknett thinks Mary might have had Nubian blood but I think she was simply Jewish, her father being the wealthy Simon the Pharisee, her mother being dead by the time Mary appears in the Bible. Almost certainly, the historical Mary Magdalene would have had dark skin and dark brown eyes with hair that could have been brown or red, but was probably black. She might well have looked like a beautiful Arab girl. The connection of Mary Magdalene with the Black Madonnas found in France, intrigued me. Could it be true that the statues had black faces because they were once modelled on Mary Magdalene...?
She is the first one to break the news of the resurrection to Jesus’ disciples, earning herself the title, “Apostle to the Apostles” given her by the early church. Val Vinyard
17 Jesus said to her, “Don’t hold on to me, for I haven’t yet gone up to my Father. Go to my brothers and sisters and tell them, ‘I’m going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene left and announced to the disciples, “I’ve seen the Lord.” Then she told them what he said to her. John 20:17-18
Rev. Patricia Westlake of Trinity United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., says she believes Magdalene was present at the Last Supper. And she believes other female disciples were on a par with the more famous 12 male apostles. In two of his letters, St. Paul also mentions important women of the early church. "For me, the Scriptures give [women] a prominent role, Westlake says. "Jesus gave them a prominent role. It's our culture that doesn't give them a prominent role. Scholars of early Christianity see Mary Magdalene as indicative of what happened to women in general in the early church of later centuries and may have been associated with the oppression of women. Before that, women were ordained deaconesses. Then, there was a turnabout, excluding women from the sacred and from orders. Mary Magdalene had such a privileged role in the Gospels that it seems there was an attempt to put her in a bad light."
'The Gospel of Mary,' discovered at Nag Hammadi in Egypt more than a half-century ago tells Mary receives secret revelations from Jesus_much to the chagrin of Peter.`The Gospel of Philip,' also discovered at Nag Hammadi, shows yet another understanding of Mary's relationship with Jesus."
But Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth," that Gospel reads. "The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, `Why do you love her more than all of us?' The Savior answered and said to them, `Why do I not love you like (I love) her?"
They grieved and mourned greatly, saying, "How shall we go to the Gentiles and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man? If even he was not spared, how shall we be spared?"
Then Mary stood up and greeted all of them and said to her brethren, "Do not mourn or grieve or be irresolute, for his grace will be with you all and will defend you. Let us rather praise his greatness, for he prepared us and made us into men." When Mary said this, their hearts changed for the better, and they began to discuss the words of the [Savior].
Peter said to Mary, "Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than other women [cf. John 11:5, Luke 10:38-42]. Tell us the words of the Savior which you have in mind since you know them; and we do not, nor have we heard of them."
Mary answered and said, "What is hidden from you I will impart to you." And she began to say the following words to them. "I," she said, "I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to him, 'Lord, I saw you today in a vision.' He answered and said to me, 'Blessed are you, since you did not waver at the sight of me. For where the mind is, there is your countenance' [cf. Matt. 6:21]. I said to him, 'Lord, the mind which sees the vision, does it see it through the soul or through the spirit?' The Savior answered and said, 'It sees neither through the soul nor through the spirit, but the mind, which is between the two, which sees the vision, and it is...'" "...and Desire said, 'I did not see you descend; but now I see you rising. Why do you speak falsely, when you belong to me?' The soul answered and said, 'I saw you, but you did not see me or recognize me; I served you as a garment and you did not recognize me.' After it had said this, it went joyfully and gladly away. Again it came to the third power, Ignorance. This power questioned the soul: 'Whither are you going? You were bound in wickedness, you were bound indeed. Judge not' [cf. Matt. 7:1]. And the soul said, 'Why do you judge me, when I judged not? I was bound, though I did not bind. I was not recognized, but I recognized that all will go free, things both earthly and heavenly.' After the soul had left the third power behind, it rose upward, and saw the fourth power, which had seven forms. The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth the arousing of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the wisdom of the folly of the flesh, the seventh is wrathful wisdom. These are the seven participants in wrath. They ask the soul, 'Whence do you come, killer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space?' The soul answered and said, 'What seizes me is killed; what turns me about is overcome; my desire has come to an end and ignorance is dead. In a world I was saved from a world, and in a "type," from a higher "type" and from the fetter of the impotence of knowledge, the existence of which is temporal. From this time I will reach rest in the time of the moment of the Aeon in silence.'"
When Mary had said this, she was silent, since the Savior had spoken thus far with her. But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, 'Say what you think concerning what she said. For I do not believe that the Savior said this. For certainly these teachings are of other ideas."
Peter also opposed her in regard to these matters and asked them about the Savior. "Did he then speak secretly with a woman [cf. John 4:27], in preference to us, and not openly? Are we to turn back and all listen to her? Did he prefer her to us?" Then Mary grieved and said to Peter, "My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I thought this up myself in my heart or that I am lying concerning the Savior?"
Levi answered and said to Peter, "Peter, you are always irate. Now I see that you are contending against the woman like the adversaries. But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you to reject her? Surely the Savior knew her very well [cf. Luke 10:38- 42]. For this reason he loved her more than us [cf. John 11:5]. And we should rather be ashamed and put on the Perfect Man, to form us [?] as he commanded us, and proclaim the gospel, without publishing a further commandment or a further law than the one which the Savior spoke." When Levi had said this, they began to go out in order to proclaim him and preach him.
"... She is the Black Bride toiling in her Brother's vineyard;
She is the Church, and she dwells in me.
I seek to make my body a Temple,
I seek to make my spirit a prayer,
And I seek to make my mind an instrument of her peace." by Mark Raines
Oldest record of Jesus: a halo 'fro?
9 As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One* took His throne; His clothing was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire. 10 A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence.13 As I continued to watch this night vision of mine, I suddenly saw one like a human being[a] coming with the heavenly clouds.He came to the ancient one and was presented before him.14 Rule, glory, and kingship were given to him; all peoples, nations, and languages will serve him.
The first century Jewish writer Josephus (37-100 AD) penned the earliest non-biblical testimony of Jesus. He reportedly had access to official Roman records on which he based his information and in his work Halosis or the “Capture (of Jerusalem),” written around 72 A.D., Josephus discussed “the human form of Jesus and his wonderful works.” Unfortunately his texts have passed through Christian hands which altered them, removing offensive material. Fortunately, however Biblical scholar Robert Eisler in a classic 1931 study of Josephus’ Testimony was able to reconstruct the unaltered testimony based on a newly-discovered Old Russian translation that preserved the original Greek text. According to Eisler’s reconstruction, the oldest non-Biblical description of Jesus read as follows:
“At that time also there appeared a certain man of magic power … if it be meet to call him a man, [whose name is Jesus], whom [certain] Greeks call a son of [a] God, but his disciples [call] the true prophet … he was a man of simple appearance, mature age, black-skinned (melagchrous), short growth, three cubits tall, hunchbacked, prognathous (lit. ‘with a long face’ [macroprosopos]), a long nose, eyebrows meeting above the nose … with scanty [curly] hair, but having a line in the middle of the head after the fashion of the Nazaraeans, with an undeveloped beard.”
This short, black-skinned, mature, hunchbacked Jesus with a unibrow, short curly hair and undeveloped beard bears no resemblance to the Jesus Christ taken for granted today by most of the Christian world: the tall, long haired, long bearded, white-skinned and blue eyed Son of God. Yet, this earliest textual record matches well the earliest iconographic evidence.
The earliest visual depiction of Jesus is a painting found in 1921 on a wall of the baptismal chamber of the house-church at Dura Europos, Syria and dated around 235 A.D. The Jesus that is “Healing the Paralytic Man” (Mark 2:1-12) is short and dark-skinned with a small curly afro - see below.
Adapted from F. van der Meer, trans. P. and F. Brown, Early Christian Art (London: Faber and Faber, 1967)
This wall painting, depicting the Healing of the Paralytic, is one of the earliest known representations of Jesus, dating from about 235 AD.
The painting was found in 1921 on the left-hand wall of the baptismal chamber of the house-church at Dura Europos on the Euphrates River in modern Syria.
It is now part of the Dura Europos collection at the Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts.
On the right, the paralytic is on his bed. Top center, Christ is saying, “That you may know that the Son of Man has power to forgive sins: rise up, take up your bed and walk.”On the left, the man takes his bed (a cot-like couch) and walks away.
This story is appropriate for a baptismal chamber, in that it represents the forgiveness of sins. To this right of this scene, Christ is stretching his arm out to Peter, saving him from the waves of the sea. The figure of Jesus in this fresco, one of the the oldest we know, is a type of the Teacher. He wears a tunic and pallium and sandals on his feet, he has close-cropped hair, and his face is that of a youthful, distinguished intellectual.
This description has now been supported by the new science of forensic anthropology. In 2002 British forensic scientists and Israeli archaeologists reconstructed what they believe is the most accurate image of Jesus based off of data obtained from the multi-disciplinary approach. In December 2002 Popular Science Magazine published a cover story on the findings which confirm that Jesus would have been short, around 5”1’, hair “short with tight curls,” a weather-beaten face “which would have made him appear older,” dark eyes and complexion: “he probably looked a great deal more like a dark-skinned Semite than Westerners are used to seeing,” they concluded. The textual, visual, and scientific evidence agrees, then: Jesus likely was a short, dark-skinned Semite with short curly hair and dark eyes.
The most prominent named woman, first in all three accounts, is Mary Magdalene. She was a close associate of Jesus in his public ministry and has continued to arouse a set of variously motivated fascinations among Christians throughout the ages.
(MacCulloch, Diarmaid (2010-02-25). Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years)
For ourselves, like for Mary, the Magdalene, RESURRECTION becomes a very personal experience, and as an experience w/in us can be a...
1) ... RESURRECTION vibe 24/7 emphasising the new note of livingness of the living Christ and of that *0"life more abundantly"_ the constant flow of *1 enlightened thinking into and directing the community consciousness to a growing realisation that the community of humanity is not alone, that the spiritual values are the only real values, and that the hierarchy of Elder Brothers stands, immovable in its spiritual strength, steadily oriented towards world salvation and acting ever under the direction of that great divine yet human Leader, the Christ.
2) ... RESURRECTION of the Spirit in man, in all forms, in all seven kingdoms in Nature. Resurrection is the objective of the entire growth / developmental AKA evolutionary process, and with selfless service brings soul liberation from the prison of *2a&b materialism and selfishness. Peace, composure, and freedom from imprisonment and pain from karma AKA the Law of Cause and Effect is the reward of those who work for a noble cause with a spirit of *3detachment. Such persons experience the joy of *4a&b selfless service that ultimately leads them to the bliss of salvation. Selfless service purifies the mind and is a very powerful and easy spiritual discipline that one can practice while living and working from the blocks to any level of society. Christ proved that there is no religion better than selfless service. “The fruits of vice … grow only on the tree of selfishness and not on the tree of selfless service.”
3) ...RESURRECTION on a planetary scale, and not just in reference to mankind. Resurrection is the opponent and the antagonist of the spirit of death. Historically humanity has been responding to the processes of dying for several hundred years; psychologically, mankind has been ruled by selfishness, and selfishness is the potent seed of death_ material death, psychological death and mental death. In neglecting spiritual development for betterment of life and concentrating on intellectual effort turned to the manipulation / gaining of matter for selfish personal or group ends, in spite of the promptings of the inner self, carried on for a long period can bring a certain destruction to oneself that is known as becoming “a lost soul."
4)...RESURRECTION is the goodwill restoration of livingness to our spiritual aims, and, life to our intelligent, intuitive planning of harmony, encouraginganew the vitality needed to implement the SANE trends of the promised Kingdom. RESURRECTION of goodwill will guide, not only our community, but all mankind out of the dark, materialistic cave of death, isolation and corruption of selfishness into the light of the new day promised us by the Master of Masters in John 14 1-4 when Jesus comforts His disciples with_ 1Let not your heart be troubled:believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4And whither I go, ye know the way.
5)RESURRECTION from the prostitution of global resources to selfish ends of the lower self or I-me-mine self aggrandizing, separative, selfish purposes by persons / families / societies / gangs / groups / peoples / castes / status / religions / races / corporations / associations / organizations / cooperatives / institutions / non-profits / businesses / governments / nations, et al,
has been responsible for the misery, suffering, failure and evil characterizing mankind down the ages and also precipitated worldwide acceptance, joining and support of anti-brotherhood [Christ epitomizes BROTHERHOOD through our "Elder brother, the Master Jesus] harmful, self-serving civilizations that victimize, punish and kill the active work of the Christ expressing true of the Kingdom of God. He exemplefied in relationships, human and Divine *5LOVE.
6) RESURRECTION of Community at EASTER:
In this eventful season in our lives, we recall to our minds the fact of RESURRECTION _ a universal and eternally recurring RESURRECTION_ needing recognition by us of the Spirit and meaning of it in our lives. In the lives of the world disciples at this time, great world problems are being worked out. Their response to world conditions is more sensitive and quicker and in their subsequent clear thinking lies the hope of world regeneration.
So recognize soul-control whenever you can grab your wandering mind at the right time to flip it_ think and then act with harmlessness. And brothers and sisters do not lose time worrying.
For our world, this can and shall involve an opportunity for RESURRECTION of our fragmented community through the medium of its best_ the goodwill minds and hearts: everyday live and let live people; artists; intelligentsia; craftsmen; businessmen; institutions; organizations; charters; associations and compassionate residents, members and working supporters in a NEW spiritual-as-practical-betterment dialogue, leading to supported activity addressing realistic solutions to the problematic concerns we share.
7)RESURRECTION must be demonstrated in our future plans so that, even more so than in its first century, the next few centuries of our Church’s focus is to prepare for Him so that among men: The living Son of the Most High will even walk among us and lead us onward towards the New, the mount of ascension, the “mounting higher, rising out of the ocean of matter into the clear light of Day."
human being that causes us to utilize all matter / all that lives, for benefit of Spirit’s Purpose; to this the words and promise, "Lo, I am with you all the days, even until the end of the world," bear witness.
A PRAYER of HARMLESSNESS for BETTERMENT
Beloved Father, we send this prayer forth 'pon the wings of hope.
We hope for Your Light and Love and Peace;
We pray for enlightenment of all rulers and leaders in all groups who are handling world matters;
We pray for the inflow of love and understanding among mankind so that we may live in peace with one another;
We pray for the strengthening of human responsibility, in order that the recognised evils of today, which so distress and trouble mankind, may be done away with.
We pray that the evil in man’s hearts be cast out;
We pray that the bliss and happiness promised by Christ be restored;
We pray that all unhappiness and pain disappear from the Earth;
We demand from ourselves and all man-kind the working out of Your Will,
That Christ will find welcome within and among us;
This we ask in His name,
*0: St. John, X.10.
*1: enlightened is to be factually well-informed; tolerant of other / alternative opinions; guided by rational thought; privy to or having a sense of spiritual or religious revelation of truth.
*2a-materialism: Believing that physical things / matter / body / form is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena / activity; believing that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life; having a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns; interest in and desire for money, possessions, etc, rather than spiritual or ethical values; believing that matter is the only reality and that the mind, the emotions, etc, are merely functions of it because rejecting any spiritual, religious account of things. *2b-selfishess - concerned chiefly or only with yourself/yours and your advantage to the exclusion of others; self-centred; limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs; inconsiderate; lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others; stingy, ungenerous, unwilling to share.
*3-detachment: unconcerned with, not seeking or not seeking excessive personal reward or recognition for services; absence of prejudice or bias; freedom from prejudice or partiality; unbiased impartial unconcern; no worries for self.
*4a-selfless: disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others; unselfish, generous, altruistic, self-sacrificing; just and honest; fair, equitable, impartial, unprejudiced, unbiased, objective, dispassionate; free from favouritism, self-interest, or preference in judgment; absence of a preference or partiality; without preconceived opinions or judgments; justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair; magnanimous, self-denying, ungrudging; having, exhibiting, or motivated by less concern for oneself than another.
*4b-service: duties or work for another, ready to help or be of use; useful; work done by persons or groups that benefits others.
5-LOVE:free from sentiment, emotion and personal emphasis that sacrifices and understands, that acts with strength and decision, and that works on behalf of the whole and not in the interests of any group or individual.