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Enigma at Golgotha

August 31, 2015

The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth at Golgotha, a hill outside Jerusalem, is central to the Christian system of belief—the sacrifice of the purported Only Begotten Son of God in order to save the ostensibly fallen world. Yet its telling is a source of puzzlement left to interpretation. To this day, Christian theologians are not all in agreement with respect to the meaning of this event—far from it. And in our quest to unravel this mystery, we find the explanations offered up by Christian Gnostics and other occultist-mystics to be little more satisfying than the orthodox assertions when held under Noetitek™’s magnifying glass. At bottom: Was Jesus a victor or a victim? If he was a victim, that undermines his credibility, his teachings, and his effect regardless of whatever elaborate theological excuse is put forth.

Noetitek™ is new science, and no science exists without an underlying philosophy, nor is any all-embracing philosophy devoid of mysticism. Assembling the tenets of PluribusOne™’s science-based philosophy, NoetiTaoism™, has involved employing the Noetitek™ system to independently seek, identify, and gather foundational principles and core truths. Along the way, it has been surprising, rewarding, and somehow reassuring to additionally discover an essential deep connectedness among the world’s great religions that can only be accounted for by the basic “moral integrity” and fortitude of the founders and keepers of those culture-nurturing inspired grasps of the nature, meaning, and purpose of Creation. Although the development of those religions has not been orchestrated overall—not by human beings at least—it has, to some extent, been provably cross-cultural.

Evidence is strong that the world-scale development of human civilization has involved a cultural evolution that moved across the planet from east to west over untold centuries. So it was no shock to us to find elements within the Christian religion—which has evolved from out of the Middle East, through Europe, and across the sea to America—that show the influence of much older religious ideas from the Eastern cultures. Of course, Christianity has its own independent and unique core connection to the One even as it has evolved from Roman Catholicism through the various Protestant denominations. Mormonism is a relatively recent and uniquely American extension of that evolution. The teachings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth represent a kind of progressed culmination of mystical knowledge that has largely escaped understanding. NoetiTaoism™ is a nascent part of the ongoing extension of the evolutionary revelatory process, guided by Enhanced Human Perception™ enabled by Noetitek™.

The key to the enigma of the Crucifixion at Golgotha, as we perceive it, lies not in Jesus’ rabbinical teachings but in his very last words, as recorded in Matthew 27:46 and presented here in modern English: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken (abandoned) me?”

Because the Crucifixion lies at the heart of Christian faith and because Christianity has more followers than any other religion, PluribusOne™ is addressing the enigma at Golgotha as part of our ongoing effort to decode and unveil hidden aspects of this traditional belief system in order to pave a way for people to better understand the nature, purpose, and operation of Omniverse and its inhabitants. Confusion about the indelible historic event at Golgotha has created, for vast numbers of Christians, and non-Christians, an insurmountable stumbling block to enlightenment. Yet, like all two-edged swords, when grasped a certain way this stumbling block becomes a keystone that functions like a door to a mystical paradigm within which all of the little mysteries can become easier to unravel and understand. To that ultimate end, the following paragraphs offer a response to the climactic facet of this enigma, while much more remains to be shared about the numerous other elements.

First, consider that Jesus was a human being, a metaphysical as well as physical extension of Source Energy Awareness (SEA), like all of us. This teacher of spirituality combined with practical morality, this carpenter’s son who had repeatedly called himself the Son of Man and who had assured others that they could also do the things that he had demonstrated, and more, was suffering great physical pain during the final moments of his life. His ability to speak had to have been extremely limited. Not in any condition to make a speech, he had just enough energy left in his body to make a short final revelation-bearing statement, knowing that those who were familiar with the Torah—the Christian “Old Testament”—would realize that he was directing them to recall Psalm 22, excerpted below (King James Version):

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?… I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him… Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture… Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog… All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee… A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.”

The pervasive interpretation of the Crucifixion would have us believe that an angry, jealous Creator god begat a son having no flaw in order to send him into the world for the primary purpose of serving as a sacrificial lamb whose blood would appease this father-god by washing away the sins of all who may choose to follow him. Such a salvation-purposed ritual murder as a cornerstone for acceptance of a separate and higher power is remarkably similar to much earlier stories of god-men saviors and not much different than tales of loin-cloth primitives who would throw a virgin into a volcano to prevent its eruption, or would slaughter an infant or prized animal at sundown to ensure the rising of the sun on the next hoped-for day. This kind of activity contradicts rather than comporting with the fullness of Jesus’ teachings, including his revelation that the Creator was within himself, although not within himself exclusively. So, the “he” who “hath done this” was not a puppeteer, not a controller apart from Jesus. Jesus could not have believed that the father within him had abandoned him. Rather, by drawing attention to Psalm 22, written by his ancestor King David, he was revealing David as having been a prophet while also revealing himself as a prophet in the lineage of prophets.

Many theologians have concluded as we have, that the mission of Jesus was not to achieve major short-range results, such as becoming King, although he can be seen as a rightful heir to the throne, but to sow a seed of crucial knowledge for a future and more neurologically developed, less culturally-harnessed open-hearted generation. How better to ensure that the heavily metaphor-laden information he had imparted publicly during his lifetime, in an environment dominated by tribal gods and closed minds, would be remembered into perpetuity? Working miracles is not enough to ensure long-range remembrance by materialistic dependency-minded victimhood-embracing people. What to do? Nothing embeds itself in the human brain like the shock of something bloody and horrific. It is clear that a signature death was not his initial plan, but that it was his final solution.

Jesus was not a victim. However, the nature of his victory has been, in our analysis, misunderstood and misrepresented by the proponents of orthodoxy as well as occultists. At some point, and hopefully soon, the wisdom teachings—both exoteric and esoteric—will find fertile soil among the masses of people without further need to inculcate fear-based primitive baggage.