The Gospel of the Holy Twelve
Comments of the Editors
Transcribed and Compiled
by Rev. Mark Wilcox D.D.
The Comments of Section 7
Lections 61 Thru 70
LECTION 61. -All through this chapter the language is highly symbolical, but will present little difficulty to the initiated. v. 12. (See Note in the original "Genesis" Edited by same Editor).
LECTION 62. 1. -This parable of the ten virgins most accurately indicates the oblivion and indifference which shall come on Christians in the last days of the Christian Church -the days of Laodicean indifference, the Seventh or last age.
LECTION 63. 8. -These words are one of the "last sayings" of Jesus and vividly describe the duty of a Christian Council, so oft neglected.
LECTION 64. -The occult teaching, In this discourse, of Jesus to his twelve has been handed down in spirit through the ages, but the world is blind and perceives not.
See the same teaching in "New Light on Old Truths," founded on this Scripture.
LECTION 64. 8. -Beneath this profound saying of the Ghost Physician, the student cannot fail to notice the intimate and correct knowledge of the human frame, underlying the spiritual truth, which he enunciated. This knowledge has been claimed by science only some centuries later. The inner self- "alternate sex," in every man and woman, which occasionally manifests itself in the dream state, seems to be no mystery to him. (See G. Leland on " The Alternative Sex"; Welby, London).
LECTION 65. 2. -It has been supposed by some, and not without some reason from the words of the Gospel, that envy and jealousy, and not greed of money, were the cause of Iudas' treachery, because he desired Mary Magdalene, and she had given all her love and devotion to her Master. This inner feeling seems to be concealed beneath the cloak of zeal for the poor. "From that hour he sought to betray him." It is as probable that all three motives urged him, as they do the multitudes nowadays, who grudge magnificence of architecture, music, etc., under the cloak of "unity." "These things ought ye to have done and not left the other undone." But such show their hypocrisy by their reckless contributions to war, and to all manner of pleasures and amusements and luxuries which minister to self. By the spirit of Iudas Iscariot are all such led and dominated.
LECTION 68. -Again, studying these "dark sayings" so difficult to understand, recourse has been had to certain figures known to the early Gnostics. (See the "Squares and Circles" by the Editor of this Gospel.) The Magic Square of 11 has been found wonderfully to explicate, symbolically at least, to the mystical, the meaning of the passage. The form exactly illustrates what the Lord in symbol taught to his disciples of the bringing forth of order out of disorder, perfection out of imperfection, and out of deficiency fulness. Compare the Magic Square given below with the natural square which anyone can form by writing the numbers in consecutive order; the result is at once seen, and may help to arrive at the meaning of this very mystical passage:-
MAGIC SQUARE OF ELEVEN PERFECTED
( Esslesice Militantis Sigillum.)
33 Summations of 671. Sum total of terms, 7,381
LECTION 69. 8, 9. -This saying of Iesus is very difficult to the popular mind, as apparently reversing the original injunction in Gen.1-3, "Be ye fruitful and multiply." To understand this, it must be borne in mind that the promise of a Messiah to redeem the world, has, from the earliest times, begotten in the woman of the Hebrew nation, to whom it was specially given, that insatiable desire for offspring, each woman thinking of herself as the possible mother of Him who was to come and save. Iesus, the true Prophet, seeing the tendency to the propagation of the unfit (as we now see) to bring want, misery, squalor, vice and crime, through the inability of most parents to bring them up as they should be, owing to the curse of competition and greed, here proclaimed to Salome, in answer to her query, that he would reverse all this tendency among his followers, and through them, extend this reversal to mankind at large, for He, the desire and hope of nations, having come, there was no longer any supposed necessity or reason for such increase, of which He, the Prophet of God, fully foresaw the evil, in the ages to come, as we now fully experience it.
LECTION 70. 1-5. -Long has Iesus suffered reproach, for those words so falsely attributed to him, in place of the impulsive Peter, who spoke them, and with whose character they were in full harmony.
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