The Brother and the Brotherhood
After the order of Melchizedek

The Brother and the Brotherhood
after the order of Melchizedek

Prologue The Luminaries of the original Light
Part one The tabernacle of God with men
Part two The Light dwells in the east
Part three On the spiritual community
Part four The Master of Nazareth
Part five The mystery of Golgotha
Part six Jesus Christ



 

Part Six

Jesus Christ

 

The believing Christian sees in the Master, after whom he names himself, the only “begotten Son of the Father”. But the Master himself, “full of mercy and truth”, professes that in his Father’s house are “many mansions”, (John 14:2) that it was not for him to determine who would sit on his right hand and on his left hand in his Father’s kingdom and that “the Father is greater” than him. – (John 14:28)

“If I bear witness of myself, then my witness is true, for I know whence I come and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come or whither I go.” – (John 18:14)

Even until today contemplation and belief will not comprehend him purely in his most unique essence, unless he who contemplates and believes knows “whence” the Master came and “whither” he went, – knows that here stands before him one of the “Luminaries of the First Light”, revered in wonder by his “brethren” until this very hour, as the greatest “Man of Love” among them, departed from their circle and returned to it, in order, in invisible form, not to leave the spiritual aura of the earth before the last human spirit, here living in the beast, has come into the light. –

Whatever one of these “Luminaries of the First Light” may say of himself, in order to give “witness to himself”, he says as a representative of the eternal, spiritual unity-in-plurality of which he is part. It applies simultaneously to him and to all who, united with him, form the community of the “Luminaries of the First Light”. –

Without the existence of this cosmic spiritual unity, spiritual “man”, who through the “fall”, through his own impulse, got lost in a different dimension, would have fully gone to ruin long ago within the benighted beast of earthly man, the eternal and only real “death”, – the dissolution of his spiritual individual feeling, the return into unformed “chaos”, the existential night of the primeval ground from which he once emerged, having become form, in this primeval ground, which is eternally propagating, not creating, itself into form! – – –

Eternal love, burning like an incomprehensible fiery source of light in the midst of the primeval “Chaos”, – eternal “First Light”, – utters itself as the “First Word”, hearing itself, as it were, in an unending “echo”, in an unending representation of itself. –

Thus “the ‘word’ of the Lord goes to all the lands”,( Joseph Haydn, Die Schöpfung, Das Libretto Israel in Ägypten.`) and in each of these “words” it becomes the adoring “answer”, in each it is the burning “sun”, propagating from itself its “planetary system”, – the individualised “godhead” of the individual spirit, to which it gives birth propagating from itself…

From this “heart of God”, the fiery centre of light of all being, the original source in the unformed “Chaos” which no human word comprehends unless it is called: “the love which is within itself”, – – originates the “plan of salvation”, for eternity grounded in love, shaping the unity in plurality of the “Luminaries”, so that it may save what appeared lost, so that it might bring back to blessed certainty of being that which had dissipated itself and thereby lost the feeling for its own form. –

Compelled to speak in temporal images, I am well aware that many, proud and certain and happy in their conceptual understanding, will pronounce these events within the eternal to be “absurd”. But the real “eternal” is different from the concept created by intellectual thought; no wisdom of reason will ever be able to create a concept to cover reality…

Only in deepest feeling can those who “are of good will” grasp a little of what the eternal is in reality and all speculative will to think it up must shatter against this reality. –

Of all who live on earth, only someone who has “found his way back” to where he once came from as spiritual form, can give true witness to this “reality”.

“No man can come to the Father but through me!” – – (John 14:6)

The one who once uttered this word belongs to the few who had experienced the real “from face to face” long before they assumed the corporeal apparel of an earthly animal, in which they can teach in person what the “Father” has them tell.

Each of the “Luminaries of the First Light”, and only those who belong to them from the power and mission of “the First Light”, may use the same words as those reported of the Master of the Gospels, with the same meaning from the profoundest equality of spiritual being. Yet his brethren all revere him as the one who surpasses in power of love all those who have hitherto walked upon the earth. –

Although every one who has ever belonged to the community lives from love, there has been none who could have offered his whole being transformed in love, as living help to the world, apart from the one they themselves call the “great Man of Love”.

Only very few have suspected what he gave to mankind. –

His deed transcends all human powers of comprehension to the extent that those who were the first to suspect its greatness had to make him into a God in order not to feel crushed by such human greatness! – – –

Yet his work of redemption has no need of myths telling of a vengeful tribal god who sends mankind his “son” as man of mankind, in order to satisfy his own thirst for revenge through its cruelty.

What this “great Man of Love” offered mankind by way of an inheritance from the realm of the spirit was truly different from that “substitute satisfaction” which an easy need for salvation conceived in order to avoid the feeling of duty to perform any deed itself. –

On the cross of Golgotha the world was indeed “released” from a bondage, even if completely different from the way in which those who suspected tried to comprehend it! – –

As the Master of Nazareth suffered in his most exalted hours the death he had continually sought, and finally found, on the Roman gallows, he accomplished something which was incomparably greater than what so many before and after him did who sacrificed their lives on this earth to their conviction. –

The one who died on the cross at Golgotha was the only one there who knew in all clarity what was happening. Only he was able, through this “death of love”, to break the bars which had locked the gateway to freedom for spiritual man ever since he had been subjected to the beast of this earth and to the impulses and inclinations of this beast to such a degree that redemption from beastly destiny hardly seemed possible any more. –

Only “one with knowledge” could recognise that it was possible for the highest act of love of a man to reawaken a spiritual power within the sphere of human might, – to awaken it in such a way that it could be grasped by all who proved to be threateningly enveloped by the creepers of beastly instincts, – that only one who had merged the beast with his spiritual into a new being could pave the way for those who wanted to follow him. –

Truly: – this “one with knowledge” had to be, at the same time, a Man of Love to an unheard of extent in order to be able to bring about the intended deed. For many before him possessed the same knowledge and yet were unable to overcome the horror of the deed, although certainly they were not lacking in love. – –

The path to the spirit was thus opened up by Jesus of Nazareth to all those who want to bring to life in themselves, that what was his life. –

The God in the beast had united within himself the beast into that new being which he was accustomed to call the “Son of Man”, the “Son” spiritual man propagates in the beast when he overcomes the beast which enslaved him by revealing to him his power and beauty. –

The same occurs in each of the “Luminaries of the First Light”, but none found within himself that over-abundance of love which would have led him to perform the deed by which the Master of Nazareth awoke a power to new life for which attainment the wisest always strove, however without being able to make it of use to others in the same way. –

It was not death in itself which led to the renewal of this power in the spiritual aura of the earth; nor was it achieved by the tortures which preceded the death of the Master.

The power of love alone was able to bring about the miracle! – – –

 

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''Father forgive them''

The fact that he who suffered torture and death, could “forgive” humanity, forgive until the last death rattle, that alone was his effective “redemptive deed”. For according to spiritual law, spiritual man, wherever he lives on earth, overcome by the beast and thus entangled in debt, is released from his dependence through love, – in as far as he just takes the hand offered him in help; in as far as he assimilates within himself what had become “flesh and blood” of the Luminary, in order to unite the beast to the spirit within him…

Only the one to whom “the Father had given everything” could bring such “forgiveness” encompassing all humanity!

Profound truth is concealed under the mantle of myth when the old account has the Master “descend” after his death on the cross to the souls of the righteous from the ancient of days. For the consequence of his deed is not fixed in time, – it makes itself felt to those departed long ago as well as to those born only after thousands of years. –

Much of what is to be said here may appear to be tasteless folly to those who only accept what can be touched by those senses they share with the beasts.

They can literally not “grasp” that the deed of a single man was capable of changing the spiritual possibilities for everything called human.

Truly I do not seek to “convert” those who cannot or will not follow here!

I will only give a reminder of what the whole of humanity in this age owes to certain individuals in those areas perceptible to all through the beastly senses! –

But the extent of the effectiveness of one who has been called from the spiritual side does of course escape the external eye. Only he who was charged with the task of acting within the spirit and from the spirit is able to grasp a little of this. – –

Let the one to whom the Master of Nazareth appears from deepest intuition as the great performer of a work which no other one ever carried out for mankind, test and ask himself in a holy, sacred hour whether he is willing to use this work’s fruit through his own actions: – by binding himself to the power which the Master has awoken anew, by tearing himself from the conflict between the godhead and the beastly, – by assimilating of what in his Master had become “flesh and blood”, so that it might also bring about in him the union of earthly man and the divine!

Many great deeds enacted by noble and sublime men have been lost to memory in the course of the millennia. But the last generation on this planet will still know about the mystery of Golgotha; indeed, it is to be hoped that they will experience much more of it than could
be revealed until this day.

As a shining beacon of incomprehensible greatness of love the word of the Gospel shines through the ages: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!” (Luke 23:34)

Only a “Luminary of the First Light” could utter it, and yet none dared what is condition to it, apart from one! – the “great Man of Love”…

Even today, and till the end of the days of earthly man, is this “great Man of Love” close to the souls which call upon him! Upon him, who lives in spiritual form united with all those who, like him form that spiritual chain binding the transient sensual with the eternal!

“He who can comprehend, let him comprehend!” –

The writer of these words gives witness of him in the way he could give witness of the existence of the sun…

No member of the unity in plurality of the “Luminaries of the First Light” has ever been separated from the other members of this spiritual communality; none has ever acted on his own accord!

Even he who once, almost two thousand years ago, heralded in love and power the “glad tidings” to his all too unwise pupils, acted and still acts, as before so today, never simply on his own accord. – –

He too obeys the instruction which comes to him, just as to all his brethren, from the “First Word”, whose “words” are all those, in unison with him, acting on earth. –

He too is subject to “the Father”, – to the sublime spiritual essence which transcends all
power of comprehension, the real “Master” in each of the “Luminaries”, – the sacred head of all brethren on earth, who is unnameable, who is as he is from eternity to eternity, – remaining in the “First Word” and yet ever present in spiritual form to the “Luminaries”, revealed to their gaze, and through each, – according to his strengths and his nature, – effecting the work of eternal love…

United in this unnameable one, where the first self-comprehension of the “First Word” takes form and effect, – as the “Word” which is “with God” and that is “God” in the Godhead, – all “Luminaries of the First Light” are eternally only one in will and consciousness! – –

Unity is the keystone and crown of fundamental plurality in all spiritual cosmic existence, just as the plurality of colours shows itself united in pure white light. –

The One which is All works itself out in endless multifariousness to become unity again, without ever sacrificing its endlessness. –

Love is the deepest origin of this existence!

Love is its never ending life!
Love is its eternal deed!

The one who died on Golgotha was the most perfect vessel of this love ever to offer itself on earth; a love which is unending although knowing its own limits within itself…

Blessed are those who recognise his word amongst all the rubble!

Blessed are those who can find him in the depths of their hearts!

From: The Mystery of Golgotha pdf pages 20-36