Green Man in the Louvre

The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: The Green Man and the Legend of Jesus – Part II

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When Paul was old enough he was sent to Jerusalem with other Roman Soldiers to guard some of the Jewish temples in the city. According to the early Christian historian Epiphanius, Paul was not a Jew when he subsequently arrived in Jerusalem, but converted to the faith after falling in love with the daughter of a Jewish priest and seeking her hand in marriage. When his proposal was subsequently rejected, Paul took out his rage on many Jews, including the Ebionites, the “Poor Ones,” a Jewish sect that championed the life story of a recently deceased Jewish holy man named Jeshua ben Joseph.  When Paul learned the entire legend he soon began to associate Jeshua with the Persian Son. His suspicions of their special link grew stronger when he remembered a Persian prophecy – that Mithras would return to Earth at the End of Time for one last battle with Ahriman. According to the temple priests of Jerusalem, the world was at the end of the Age of Aries and the End of Times had indeed arrived, so it made perfect sense that Mithras would have incarnated as Jeshua.

The most convincing event that influenced Paul’s thinking was yet to come, however. This occurred during his journey to Damascus, when the Roman Soldier was blinded by an overwhelming light, and thrown off his horse. As an inveterate lover of Mithras, Paul would have instantly associated the intense light as being a manifestation of his beloved solar deity. And then, when a voice emerged from the light calling itself Jeshua and imploring him not to persecute his followers anymore, Paul knew for certain that Mithras must indeed be synonymous with Jeshua.

Detail, The Conversion of St. Paul. Paul and companions are knocked to the ground during the profound event.

Detail, The Conversion of St. Paul. Paul and companions are knocked to the ground during the profound event.  (Public Domain)

When Paul retired from military service soon afterwards he traveled throughout the Middle East in order to alert the gentiles of his discovery—that the world’s savior had come and gone—and in the process of his travels he created the new religion of “Christianity.” Within this new faith Mithras was fully assimilated into Jesus, who then wielded the life story, titles and characteristics once solely ascribed to the ancient Persian Son. His new titles included “One with the Father” and “the One and the Only Son of God.” 

Thanks to Saint Paul and his Christ Myth, the ancient Green Man received a new suit of clothes. As Jesus, the ancient Green Man could now begin his tenure as one of the most adored religious figures the world has ever known.

Mark Amaru Pinkham is the author of six books that cover any of the world’s mysteries. They include: The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, The Truth Behind the Christ Myth, Guardians of the Holy Grail, World Gnosis: The Coming Gnostic Civilization , and his most recent book , Sedona: City of the Star People .   See the entire catalogue at: http://store.gnostictemplars.org/catalog/

Top Image: Green Man in the Louvre ( CC BY-NC 2.0 )

By Mark Amaru Pinkham

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They have certainly put together a "Myth" to bring down who Christ or Jesus really is! They will do all they can to try and bring him down lower and lower! Anything they can put together to take away his Deity!! He is God...not born from Shiva the dancer of death!! How they screw things up to try to destroy Jesus...Paul IS a Roman...He was born in Tarsus a Roman state!!..That's why he didn't have to "buy" his citizenship...Even screwing him us...This is rotten!!!

Truth be told, even the Jews believed in reincarnation. See they always believed that if somebody came in the spirit of another then they in essence came in the Spirit of that other person; in truth a reincarnated person. As far as christianity, though I do believe in a Creator of sorts, what I really believe in is truth. For me there are truly some universal truths, like the big bang, or the first cause. Lets face it, no matter what we want to believe the truth is; one thing is for certain, we came frrom the same source, and hopefully there is some kind of divine Intelligence behind it. Or are we without purpose.

It was amusing and surprising to see so many similarities between Murugan and Dionysus. In my mind, there are two main streams of religion, the Abrahamic and the Dharmic (for want of a better word). the first is strictly monotheist and a bit rigid and the second is polytheist and pretty accmmodating. The first has a strict and just God who is above all human frailities, Islam, Christianity and Judaism (the original) belong to this group. The second is loose collection of many gods and goddesses and all of them sharing the common traits of humans, love, tolerance, jealousy, marriage, adultery etc. Hinduism, the ancient religions of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians belong to this group of which only Hinduism has surviived.

Especially interesting writing as we enter Aquarius!

There are quite a lot of scientists who insist on the existence of God. At least one said he could prove it. Quantumscientists acknowledge they cannot even explain quantummechanica, but are able to use it. It is also highly unlikely we are the only planet with human life, or something alike. Ancient civilisations have been found, that are still lacking explanation. We simply are either being lied to, about our humanoid post and creation, or it even eluded historians. Historians however did state that our entire history of the past 2000 years is a lie/forgery.

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