Metaphysics of the Arrest and Trial of Jesus Christ

The trial of Jesus is the most documented  ever made. According to our beliefs  it remains as an intriguing historical episode or the major event which shaped world history.  In metaphysical terms it is a perfect demonstration of the Law of Cycles and the way in which energy manifests in accordance with individual and collective behaviour and beliefs, influenced by celestial coordinates which include both astronomical and astrological factors.  

Jesus attracted large crowds wherever he went, the Sanhedrin, a political religious hierarchy of the day,  jealously guarded its power. Perceiving  him to be a threat to their own authority they conspired to kill him. Caiaphas the High Priest negotiated with Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus who betrayed him.

  • The arrest of Jesus occurred around 12 midnight in the garden of Gethsemane. This corresponds astrologically to the line of Capricorn relating to right use of power, in the negative aspect it manifests as power abuse.

There were six parts to Jesus’ trial, three in a religious Jewish court charged with blasphemy and three under Roman Civil Law, accused of Treason. The trial continued throughout the night manifesting the negative aspect of the astrological coordinates.

  • The 1 o clock line of Aquarius signifies Freedom, the message Jesus brought to free the masses.  In its negative application it relates to enslavement and control.
  • The 2 o clock line of Pisces denotes polarity of consciousness, spirit and matter, the physical and the spiritual aspects of mankind, Jesus is viewed as the Master or Saviour of the Piscean Age. In negative expression the energy manifests as duality and deceit.
  • The 3 o clock line of Libra manifests positively as balance and harmony and in its highest expression as Christ consciousness. In the negative, it represents anti Christ. 

As Palestine was under Roman occupation the Jewish religious Council of the Sanhedrin had no authority to sentence a man to death and were required to bring the most serious charges to the Roman Governor. Blasphemy did not incur the death penalty under Roman law and so an accusation of Treason was brought by the chief Priest.

  • The 4 o clock line of Taurus relates to obedience of spiritual law in its higher form and in the lower, to antipathy, rebellion, recalcitrance. 
  • The 5 o clock line of Gemini corresponds to clarity and truthful communication in its higher expression and to obfuscation, miscommunication, lies and deceit in the negative.
  • The 6 o clock line of Cancer relates to family and to clarity of spiritual perception as its higher expression and to deception, psychic manipulation and self delusion in the negative.

The religious trials were illegal according to strict Jewish law which stated:

  • No trial was to be held during feast time: This trial was held during the annual Feast of the Passover.
  • No trial was to be held at night: This trial was held before dawn.
  • The accused was to be given counsel or representation: Jesus had none.
  • The accused was not to be asked self incriminating questions: Jesus was asked if He was the Christ.
  • Each member of the court was to vote individually to convict or acquit: This did not occur as agreement could not be reached.
  • The Sanhedrin had no authority to call for execution: They called for the death penalty through the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate.
  • If the death penalty was given, a night must pass before the sentence was carried out: Jesus was put to death within hours.

Jewish religious trials: Jesus is first taken to the house of Annas the ex High Priest for preliminary examination on trumped up charges of blasphemy. Jesus is then taken before Caiaphas the high priest, (son in law of Annas) and certain members of the Sanhedrin, for further questioning. He is accused of blasphemy… claiming to be the Messiah. Found Guilty by common consent of those present he is brought before the full Council of the Sanhedrin for a formal trial, found guilty and a sentence of death sought. The Sanhedrin could not authorise capital punishment and so sent him to the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. By 5am, the religious trials were complete and he had been brought before the Roman legislature by the Sanhedrin, falsely accused of Sedition (Treason)  trying to overthrow the government of Rome and inciting riot, a serious charge .

Roman Civil Trials: Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate at his official residence, accused of Treason which carries a sentence of death. The Roman Governor finds no fault in him and sends Jesus to Herod Antipas the Governor of Judaea, a puppet king of the Jews who is in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover festival. Herod is under the authority of Rome, he holds a mock trial in front of a mob; when Jesus refuses to speak to him he is returned to Pilate. In the early hours of the morning Jesus comes before Pilate for the second Roman civil trial. Pilate asks him ‘Who are you, are you a King?  Jesus answered:  “My kingdom is not of this world…I  have come into the world to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” To which Pilate made his famous response ‘What is Truth?”  Pilate finds no fault with Jesus but bows to political pressure when he is unable to placate the Sanhedrin. Pilate has Jesus flogged with 39 lashes, the soldiers mock and humiliate him, placing a cloak around his shoulders and a reed in his hand as a sceptre of authority with a crown of plaited thorns upon his head. He is then returned to Pontius Pilate for sentencing.

Pilate attempts to bargain with the crowd, offering to release a prisoner for the Feast of Passover; they call for Barrabas to be released and for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate condemns him to death under the Roman law, symbolically washing his hands, saying “I find no fault in this man.” Jesus spends the rest of the night in the Antonia Fortress, the Roman Garrison, awaiting his crucifixion.

It is stated that Jesus  spent 6 hours on the cross  Seeming contradictions are given in the gospels as to the timing of the crucifixion due to two different systems of timekeeping,Jewish and Roman. The biblical account of the crucifixion is that Jesus  was placed on the cross ‘at the third hour’ according to Jewish time, which equates to 9am Roman time.  The death of Jesus occurs ‘at the 9th hour’ Jewish time ie  3pm Roman time.

‘when darkness covered the whole land‘ (Matthew 27:45,Mark 15:33Luke 23:44–45) all record the three-hours of darkness during Christ’s crucifixion between the hours of 12 noon and 3pm when he took his last breath. Matthew was one of Jesus’ apostles and an eyewitness to the event. Mark was a close companion of Peter, and  also travelled with Paul, Luke, and many of the earliest Christians.  Luke was a Greek physician and historian who carefully investigated the events of Christ’s life. Luke is considered to be one of the most reliable historians of all time, his historical investigation is  based on direct and indirect eyewitness accounts

3rd SECRET OF FATIMA – Fall of the Church

HOW COULD THE 3rd SECRET WHICH IS SAID TO PROPHECY THE CORRUPTION OF THE PRIESTHOOD AND THE FALL OF THE CHURCH EVER BE PUBLISHED IN IT’S TRUE FORM BY THOSE WHO WE NOW KNOW PERPETUATED THE COVER UP OF CHILD ABUSE BY THE CLERGY OVER DECADES.

Recent events indicating the degree of corruption by many  priests including the  Vatican hierarchy, has reignited the question as to whether the 3rd Secret of Fatima was ever fully released.  Many of those who have read the message state that it was an advance warning by Mary the mother of Jesus concerning the corruption of the church by many in the priesthood, a consistent theme of Marianne appearances the world over.  The scandal of child sexual abuse by clergy which today threatens the very fabric of the church could never have been imagined in 1917. 

The Fatima message delivered by Mary in 1917 to Lucy aged 9, Franscisco aged 9 and Jacinta aged 6, was given in three parts, Lucy was entrusted with the part known as the 3rd Secret and instructed that this was not to be divulged until 1960 “when it will be better understood”.  Lucy entered a convent and lived a life of seclusion but In 1944, when she fell ill, her bishop insisted that she write the Secret message down as it was feared she might die.  Lucy resisted but on January 3rd, wrote it down on a single piece of paper, placed it in an envelope and sealed it, reminding the bishop that it was  to be opened after 1960 or on her death. In March 1957 Bishop de Silva noted that the Secret is about 25 lines long and is written on a single sheet of paper with 3/4 centimetre margins on both sides” On April 4th 1957, the letter was placed in the  Vatican Secret Archives of the Holy Office ‘for safe keeping’.  Sister Lucy’s last interview, published without pre-authorization of the Vatican was in 1957 when she alluded to the 3rd Secret:  many nations disappearing from the face of the earth, the crisis in the priesthood, and the consequence of ignoring Our Lady of Fatima’s Message. Following this she was effectively under a ‘gag’ order from the Vatican; there is personal testimony that she was coerced into confirming the authenticity of the  later Vatican text.  The Fatima Center campaigned to free Sister Lucy from this imposition of silence, repeatedly asking the Vatican to allow her to publicly affirm or deny the various statements attributed to her regarding the Third Secret and the Fatima Message. This permission was never granted.  Continue reading

FATIMA – MESSAGES and MIRACLES for TODAY

Are Miracles a product of imagination, wishful thinking or simply phenomena which cannot be explained by physical science? The Fatima message given one hundred years ago is for today.   Intercession on behalf of humanity is a final attempt to warn of the compounded errors which inevitably culminate in disaster unless we steer a different course. The concept of divine intercession requires us to accept a consciousness beyond the human, an impossible idea for those who perceive human intelligence as the pinnacle of evolution.  If, however, we allow for the possibility of something greater than ourselves, we can investigate in a spirit of enquiry in order to decide whether or not to heed the message; this is an act of Free Will, something which can not be violated even by a divine intermediary. The Marian shrines of catholicism commemorate the numerous reported occurrences of visitations and communication by Mary the mother of Jesus, over the centuries, the common denominator in all her appearances is the ‘tap of love’, the motherly reminder of mistakes and their consequences. Referred to as ‘Our Lady’, Mary is for catholics the epitome of motherhood, a divine intermediary interceding for mankind, asking that we acknowledge our mistakes and correct our conduct. The catholic themes of ‘Prayer and Penance’ are somewhat incomprehensible for non believers, together they create a powerful catalyst, for prayer is an act of humility, a request for assistance from a higher source, while penance is the means by which our errors are corrected. Continue reading

QUANTUM HOLOGRAM – Explaining the Resurrection

Examination of the Shroud of Turin using the latest technology continues, photogrammetric restitution has revealed previously unknown phenomena which opens up new horizons for science. The geometrical data was obtained by enlarging very small sections of photographic negatives using high resolution scanning. Restitution geometry determines shape, size and position of an object in space. The shroud images showed flawless contours produced by radiation ‘while the body adopted different positions indicating it was moving.

The phenomenon of the Shroud is similar to stroboscopic photography which captures a rapid series of images of a moving object on a single frame, using a flash that emits multiple quick bursts of light. Multiple images superimposed on the Shroud during the short bursts of energy transmission create a blurring effect, due to movement of the body.

The marks on the shroud correlate with  the traditional account of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Crucifixion cuts the radial nerve (the major nerve running through the arm to the wrist and the palm) causing the thumb to flex inwards to the palm. A series of Restitution images show movement of the thumb from the palm to between the fingers. Continue reading

MIRACLES – ‘Do this in memory of me’

The definition of a miracle is ‘an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency‘.  Religion is a mystery yet science continues to establish evidence of miraculous events.  In a cynical world where religious ritual is widely dismissed and a belief in divinity is viewed incredulously, how then can we explain the laboratory experiments which leave scientists bewildered by their own results? While respect for all religious traditions is paramount, the Catholic belief in ‘Transubstantiation’ is perhaps one of the most difficult to accept, with many even among the faithful interpreting this sacrament as symbolic rather than literal.  Holy Communion is the foundation of the Christian church, a sacrament honouring the request of Jesus Christ  to his disciples at the meal he shared with them prior to his death which became known as ‘The Last Supper’. The gospels refer to this event: ‘And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.’  Luke 22:19……..  ‘I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.’ John:6:50. ……“This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you”; “drink ye all of it”; “this do ye…in remembrance of me”; “and they all drank of it” (Luke 22:20, Matt. Continue reading

FORENSIC SCIENCE AND FAITH Shroud of Turin and Sudarium of Oviedo – A Forensic Match

SCIENCE AND FAITH ARE NOT INCOMPATIBLE

The  human blood on the Shroud of Turin traditionally believed to be the cloth which wrapped the body of Jesus in the tomb has repeatedly been confirmed by DNA testing as blood group AB. Even more surprisingly, blood on the ‘Sudarium’ the cloth  which is believed by many to have covered the face of Jesus,  has also tested AB.

Jewish funerary tradition demands that if the face of a dead person was in any way disfigured, it should be covered with a cloth out of respect for the deceased. According to the biblical account Jesus was afforded a Jewish burial,  highly unusual as crucifixion victims were normally left on the cross for days with the body later deposited in lime pits. The biblical account of the disciples entering the empty tomb describes the shroud and the cloth lying separately.  ‘Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes but wrapped together in a place by itself”. (John 20:7)  

Skeptics understandably dismiss such biblical accounts, however, when Nasa scientists placed the image of the Sudarium and the shroud over each other they  matched  perfectly.  New research establishes some 20 points of correlation between the Sudarium and the Shroud of Turin.  The standard of proof used by most judicial systems around the world to confirm correlation between items requires only a match of 8 to 10.

The history of the Sudarium cloth is well documented, it was originally brought from Jerusalem and has resided in the Cathedral of Oviedo  in Spain since the eighth century.

  • The markings show distinct matching facial geometry; the length of the nose through which the pleural oedema fluid came onto the sudarium has been calculated at eight centimetres, just over three inches, exactly the same length as the nose on the image of the shroud; there is also an exact correlation with the beard.
  • Two bloodstains caused by the ‘crown of thorns’ on the forehead of the man in the shroud  show a correspondence with the bloodstains of the Sudarium, the thorn wounds on the nape of the neck also coincide perfectly.
  • Botanical researchers Professor Danin and Uri Baruch confirm that of 141 pollens and spores found on the Sudarium which was brought to Spain, 99% are from the Mediterranean region including Jerusalem but not from Spain.
  • The research group of the  University of Murcia which is studying samples of the Shroud of Oviedo, has discovered a grain of pollen from one plant that, according to the pollen expert Marzia Boi, is compatible with the botanical species of  ‘Helicrysum’ This plant, used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes in the Middle East; also was used in Jewish burials during the first century of the Christian era.

Small bunches or bouquets of flowers were placed alongside the body of the man of the shroud, leaving the imprints and pollen grains on both cloths. Professor Danin identified two pollen grains of the species Gundelia tournefortii as native to the Gaza Strip Israel. They are seen near the image of the man’s shoulder on the shroud and also found on  the Sudarium,  The pollen is adhered to the blood; this means that the pollen arrived on the shroud at the same time as the blood, not at some later point.  This fact is significant because it makes it possible to disprove the claims that the Sodarium of Oviedo is a Medieval fake since pollen grains are only visible through a microscope and were unknown in medieval times.

Juan Manuel Miñarro authored a study sponsored by the Spanish Center of Sindonology, (shroud investigation) and recently concluded: We have come to a point where it seems absurd to suggest that ‘by happenstance’ all of the wounds, lesions and swelling coincides on both cloths,” Jorge-Manuel Rodríguez, centre’s president stated: “Logic requires that we conclude that we are speaking of the same person.”

 

THE TURIN SHROUD – Evidence for Crucifixion

EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE FOR CRUCIFIXION AND THE SHROUD OF TURIN 

The image on the Shroud is of a man 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall, about 175 pounds, estimated to be between 30 and 35 years old. The body is covered with scourge wounds and blood stains on the shroud match the wounds described in the biblical account of the crucifixion. The blood grouping is now confirmed as AB, the rarest group shared by only 3% of people worldwide.  Scientists investigating the shroud have now shown a match between pathology, anatomical details of the wounds sustained and the manner of death.

Numerous surgeons and pathologists (including Dr. Frederick Zugibe (Medical Examiner – Rockland, New York), Dr. Herman Moedder (Germany), the late Dr. Pierre Barbet (France), and Dr. David Willis (England)) have studied the pathology. They all agree that the wounds as depicted on the Shroud clearly match the biblical account  of the crucifixion  and that the wounds are consistent with the weapons used by ancient Roman soldiers in Crucifixion. Dr R Bucklin, Forensic Pathologist from Los Angeles County states:  “The evidence of a scourged man who was crucified and died of suffocation is clear cut. The markings on his body are so clear and so medically accurate that they are in my opinion beyond dispute”

The 120 scourge marks on the front and back, and legs of the man of the shroud match the flagrum or flagellum, a Roman whip which has three leather thongs, each having two lead or bone pellets (plumbatae) on the ends, designed to cut into the flesh. The direction of the lash marks indicate two soldiers were striking him, one on each side. Continue reading

SCIENCE and DIVINITY – Evidence for The Shroud of Turin

TEXTILES, BOTANY, THERMOGRAPHY, HAEMATOLOGY, COINAGE

ATOMIC RESOLUTION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, CRYSTALLOGRAPHY,

The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be the piece of cloth which wrapped the body of Jesus in the tomb, debate has continued for centuries as to its authenticity.  Science continues to build a composite picture of the man in the shroud and has determined beyond doubt that this cloth  uniquely woven, wrapped the body of a male of Jewish ethnicity, blood group AB, who died as a result of severe trauma. Minerals found in the area around the walls of Jerusalem are also found on the shroud. The subject was buried in accordance with 1st century Jewish funerary rites with coins of the era covering his eyes, the body prepared using aromatic oils and floral tributes associated uniquely with the area of Jerusalem. 

The shroud is said to have been brought to Europe by the Templars.The firstjesus-0172 images of the face on the shroud were taken when an amateur photographer developed the photographs he had taken in the cathedral; the negative image clearly showed an image of a face. No trace of forgery or scientific explanation has been found.  In 1988 the Catholic church gave permission for radio carbon dating, the findings, later shown to be flawed, stated that the cloth was a medieval forgery, testing the faith of many believers.  A new examination, the results  of 15 years of research, dates the shroud to between 300 BC and 400 AD, which would put it in the era of Christ. Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua University, and Saverio Gaeta, a journalis, used infra-red light and spectroscopy (the measurement of radiation intensity through wavelengths) in the test. Continue reading

WE NEED ANOTHER MIRACLE

In a time when Catholicism has become synonymous with scandal, a reminder of the true essence of the church in its role of providing a message of hope and a link to something more.

In 1858  Bernadette Soubirous the 14 year old daughter of a miller, lived with her family in misery and squalor in the small town of Lourdes at the foot of the Pyrenees in Southern France. The family had become homeless after losing their mill and the only place left to them was a single room, formerly the local jail. Bernadette attended a convent–run school where she was considered a slow learner, illiterate; she was put in a “pauper’s class” with no fees to pay, in the company of 7-year-olds. Continue reading

Divine Light and Duality

According to esoteric literature Earth is approaching  the Photon Belt orbiting the star cluster Pleides, dates for this event are unknown but considered imminent. The ‘photon belt’ is also referred to as Alcyone’s Rings, Alcyone is the principal sun of the Pleides, 7 suns gravitate within its orbit, the 7th being our own sun which circles Alcyone. The Rings of Alcyone are composed of ‘manasic’ radiation believed to be caused by a cosmic event, the splitting of the electron. ‘Manasic’ is a Sanskrit term referring to Mind and in accordance with the cosmic Law of Correspondence, the human mind is affected by these cosmic forces both individually and collectively.

Photons have been described as ‘packets of light’ which generate electro magnetic fields. The potential impact of the ‘photon belt’  upon human consciousness continues to cause debate. Many within the New Age movement believe this shift represents a temporary window with the potential for enlightenment and elevation to a higher plane of existence. For some this will no doubt be true yet spiritual evolution is a path of choice, there is no ‘free pass’. It has been acknowledged historically that ‘divine light’ also purges. We are currently witnessing the negative effects of atomic resonance on human consciousness, one aspect of the global chaos and confusion, mirroring the splitting.The effect  is dependent upon our ability to absorb and integrate the powerful light. Cosmic cycles and orbits are beyond the influence of humanity, we must adapt to the changing environment in order to sustain mental cohesion.

It is part of the human condition to resist change, the mind must investigate, examine, reflect and decide before change can occur. Even then there must be integration before the Will concedes. Ancient texts describe the dual aspects of consciousness as the Higher or Etheric Mind sometimes referred to as the Higher Self and the Lower Intellectual mind which governs cognitive ability and choice. The Higher consciousness corresponds to our origins, divine essence and spirituality. Intuition is the interim link to the Lower or Intellectual Mind which rationalizes our experience and governs waking consciousness.

It has been said that ‘the light which illumines also blinds’ for this is a process of acceptance of something greater than ourselves. Some have made a correlation with ‘the Quickening’  an influx of divine light which Saves, as described in Christian  ‘End Times’ philosophy. Whatever our belief system, we are free to accept or reject unfolding events. Enlightenment is  the process by which light is assimilated by the mind bringing about a profound shift in consciousness. This can be a slow and painful process as we question,  a new reality.This is the eternal human dilemma, the argument between the mind and the soul.