The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ / The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of The Church Universal

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ / The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of The Church Universal

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Levi
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Levi
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Author: Levi, 1844-1911
Jesus Christ — Biography — Apocryphal and legendary literature
Akashic records
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of The Church Universal
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PALESTINE
FROM THE RAISED MAP
constructed from the Surveys of the
PALESTINE EXPLORATION FUND
BY GEORGE ARMSTRONG ESQR
Secretary to the Fund

The Aquarian Gospel
of
Jesus the Christ

The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion
of the Aquarian Age of the World

AND OF
THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL
TRANSCRIBED FROM THE BOOK OF GOD’S REMEMBRANCES,
KNOWN AS THE AKASHIC RECORDS,
BY
LEVI
WITH
INTRODUCTION
BY
EVA S. DOWLING, A. Ph. D.
LONDON:
L. N. FOWLER AND COMPANY
E. S. DOWLING, PUBLISHER,
Los Angeles, California
1911
FOR SALE BY
E. S. DOWLING
Los Angeles, California.
Copyright 1911, by
MRS. EVA S. DOWLING
Copyright in England, 1911
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
including rights of translation

M. A. DONOHUE & CO.
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CONTENTS

Section I.Birth and Early Life of Mary, Mother of Jesus.—Chapter 1.
Section II.Birth and Infancy of John the Harbinger, and of Jesus.—Chapters 2–6.
Section III.Education of Mary and Elizabeth in Zoan.—Chapters 7–12.
Section IV.Childhood and Early Education of John the Harbinger.—Chapters 13–15.
Section V.Childhood and Early Education of Jesus.—Chapters 16–20.
Section VI.Life and Works of Jesus in India.—Chapters 21–35.
Section VII.Life and Works of Jesus in Tibet and Western India.—Chapters 36–37.
Section VIII.Life and Works of Jesus in Persia.—Chapters 38–41.
Section IX.Life and Works of Jesus in Assyria.—Chapters 42–43.
Section X.Life and Works of Jesus in Greece.—Chapters 44–46.
Section XI.Life and Works of Jesus in Egypt.—Chapters 47–55.
Section XII.The Council of the Seven Sages of the World.—Chapters 56–60.
Section XIII.The Ministry of John the Harbinger.—Chapters 61–64.
Section XIV.The Christine Ministry of Jesus.Introductory Epoch.—Chapters 65–71.
Section XV.The First Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus.—Chapters 72–90.
Section XVI.The Second Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus.—Chapters 91–123.
Section XVII.The Third Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus.—Chapters 124–158.
Section XVIII.The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus.—Chapters 159–164.
Section XIX.The Trial and Execution of Jesus.—Chapters 165–171.
Section XX.The Resurrection of Jesus.—Chapter 172.
Section XXI.Materialization of the Spiritual Body of Jesus.—Chapters 173–180.
Section XXII.Establishment of the Christine Church.—Chapters 181–182.


INTRODUCTION

BY
EVA S. DOWLING, A. Ph.D.,
SCRIBE TO THE MESSENGER.

THE BOOK.

The full title of this book is “The Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age,” and the critical reader is apt to ask a number of pertinent questions concerning it. Among the many anticipated questions these are perhaps the most important:

1 What is an Age?
2 What is the Piscean Age?
3 What is the Aquarian Age?
4 What is meant by the Christ as the word is used in this book?
5 What relationship existed between Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ?
6 Who is Levi, the transcriber of this book?
7 What are the Akashic Records?

1 What is an Age? Astronomers tell us that our sun and his family of planets revolve around a central sun, which is millions of miles distant, and that it requires something less than 26,000 years to make one revolution. His orbit is called the Zodiac, which is divided into twelve signs, familiarly known as Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. It requires our Solar System a little more than 2100 years to pass through one of these signs, and this time is the measurement of an Age or Dispensation. Because of what Astronomers call “the precession of the Equinoxes” the movement of the sun through the signs of the Zodiac is in order reverse from that given above.
Exact Time of the Beginning of an Age. Regarding this matter there is a disagreement among astronomers; but in this Introduction we are not called upon to give the reasons of the various investigators for their opinions; there are enough well authenticated facts for our present purposes. It is conceded by all critical students that the sun entered the zodiacal sign Taurus in the days of our historic Adam when the Taurian Age began; that Abraham lived not far from the beginning of the Arian Age, when the sun entered the sign Aries. About the time of the rise of the Roman empire the sun entered the sign Pisces, the Fishes, and the Piscean Age began, so that early in this Age Jesus of Nazareth lived.
2 What is the Piscean Age? This question requires further consideration. The Piscean Age is identical with the Christian Dispensation. The word Pisces means fish. The sign is known as a water sign, and the Piscean Age has been distinctly the age of the fish and its element, water.
In the establishment of their great institutions John the Harbinger and Jesus both introduced the rite of water baptism, which has been used in some form in all the so-called Christian Churches and cults, even to the present time. Water is the true symbol of purification. Jesus himself said to the Harbinger before he was baptized: “All men must be washed, symbolic of the cleansing of the soul.” (Aquarian Gospel 64:7.)
Fish was a Christian Symbol. In the earlier centuries of the Christian Dispensation the fish was everywhere used as a symbol. In his remarkable book, “Christian Iconography,” Didron says:
“The fish, in the opinion of antiquarians generally, is the symbol of Jesus Christ. The fish is sculptured upon a number of Christian monuments, and more particularly upon the ancient sarcophagi. It is also upon medals, bearing the name of our Savior and also upon engraved stones, cameos and intaglios. The fish is also to be remarked upon the amulets worn suspended from the necks by children, and upon ancient glasses and sculptured lamps.
“Baptismal fonts are more particularly ornamented with the fish. The fish is constantly exhibited placed upon a dish in the middle of the table, at the Last Supper, among the loaves, knives and cups used at the banquet.”
In the writings of Tertullian we find this statement: “We are little fishes in Christ our great fish.”
The last two thousand years, comprising the Piscean Age, has certainly been one of water and the many uses of that element have been emphasized, and sea and lake and river navigation has been brought to a high degree of efficiency.
3 What is the Aquarian Age? The human race is today standing upon the cusp of the Piscean-Aquarian Ages. Aquarius is an air sign and the New Age is already noted for remarkable inventions for the use of air, electricity, magnetism, etc. Men navigate the air as fish do the sea, and send their thoughts spinning around the world with the speed of lightning.
The word Aquarius is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water. Aquarius is, however, the water bearer, and the symbol of the sign, which is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac, is a man carrying in his right hand a pitcher of water. Jesus referred to the beginning of the Aquarian Age in these words:
“And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk forth across an arc of heaven; the sign and signet of the Son of Man will stand forth in the eastern sky. The wise will then lift up their heads and know that the redemption of the earth is near.” (Aquarian Gospel 157:29, 30.)
The Aquarian Age is pre-eminently a spiritual age, and the spiritual side of the great lessons that Jesus gave to the world may now be comprehended by multitudes of people for the many are now coming into an advanced stage of spiritual consciousness; so with much propriety this book is called “The Aquarian (or Spiritual) Gospel of Jesus, the Christ.”
An Important Event. The transfer of dominion from one Age to another is an important event in the world of Cherubim and Seraphim. Among the manuscripts of Levi we have found a most remarkable paper describing the transfer of dominion from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age, but it is difficult to determine whether it is a recital of facts or a prophetic statement. We reproduce the paper in full.

THE CUSP OF THE AGES.
“In Spirit I was caught away into the realms of Akasha; I stood alone within the circle of the sun.
“And there I found the secret spring that opens up the door to Wisdom and an understanding heart.
“I entered in and then I knew.
“I saw the four and twenty Cherubim and Seraphim that guard the circle of the sun, the mighty ones who were proclaimed by masters long ago ‘the four and twenty ancient ones.’
“I heard the names of every Cherubim and Seraphim, and learned that every sign in all the Zodiac is ruled by two—a Cherubim and Seraphim.
“And then I stood upon the cusp where Ages meet. The Piscean Age had passed; the Aquarian Age had just begun.
“I saw the guardian Spirits of the Piscean Age; Ramasa is the Cherubim; Vacabiel is Seraphim.
“I saw the guardian Spirits of the Aquarian Age, and Archer is the Cherubim; Sakmaquil is the Seraphim.
“These four great spirits of the Triune God stood close together on the cusp, and in the presence of the sacred Three—the God of Might, the God of Wisdom, and the God of Love—the scepter of Domain, of Might, of Wisdom and of Love was there transferred.
“I heard the charges of the Triune God; but these I may not now reveal.
“I heard the history of the Piscean Age from Piscean Cherubim and Seraphim, and when I took my pen to write Ramasa said:
“Not now, my son, not now; but you may write it down for men when men have learned the sacred laws of Brotherhood, of Peace on earth, good-will to every living thing.
“And then I heard the Aquarian Cherubim and Seraphim proclaim the Gospel of the coming Age, the age of Wisdom, of the Son of Man.
“And when the crown was lifted from the head of Ramasa and placed upon the head of Archer of the Aquarian Age; and when the royal scepter was transferred from Seraphim Vacabiel to Seraphim Sakmaquil there was deep silence in the courts of heaven.
“And then the goddess Wisdom spoke, and with her hands outstretched she poured the benedictions of the Holy Breath upon the rulers of Aquarius.
“I may not write the words she spoke, but I may tell the Gospel of the coming age that Archer told when he received the crown.
“And I may breathe to men the song of praise that Seraphim Sakmaquil sung when she received the royal scepter of the newborn age.
“This Gospel I will tell, and I will sing this song in every land, to all the people, tribes and tongues of earth.”

4 What is Meant by “the Christ,” as the Word is Used in This Book? The word Christ is derived from the Greek word Kristos and means anointed. It is identical with the Hebrew word Messiah. The word Christ, per se, does not refer to any particular person; every anointed person is christed. When the definite article “the” is placed before the word christ a definite personality is indicated, and this personality is none other than a member of the Trinity, the Son who had a glory with the Father-Mother before the worlds were formed.
According to the teachings of all ancient masters this Son is Love; so the Christ is Love, and Love is God, since God is Love.
Another remarkable manuscript found in Levi’s Akashic portfolio gives the clearest possible ideal of the Christ, or Love of God. It is presumed that this manuscript is a direct transcription from the Akashic Records and its importance demands its reproduction here in full.

THE CHRIST
“Before creation was the Christ walked with the Father God and Mother God in Akasha.
“The Christ is son, the only son begotten by Almighty God, the God of Force and God omniscient, God of thought; and Christ is God, the God of Love.
“Without the Christ there was no light. Through Christ all life was manifest; and so through him all things were done, and naught was done in forming worlds or peopling worlds without the Christ.
“Christ is the Logos of Infinities and through the word alone are Thought and Force made manifest.
“The Son is called the Christ, because the Son, the Love, the universal Love, was set apart, ordained to be creator, Lord, preserver and redeemer of all things, of everything that is, or evermore will be.
“Through Christ, the protoplast, the earth, the plant, the beast, the man, the angel and the cherubim took up their stations on their planes of life.
“Through Christ they are preserved; and if they fall it is the Christ who lifts them up; and if they sell themselves to sin the Christ redeems.
“Now Christ, the universal Love, pervades all spaces of infinity, and so there is no end to love.
“From the great heart of Love unnumbered spirits were sent forth to demonstrate the height, the depth, the width, the boundlessness of Love.
“To every world and star and moon and sun a master spirit of this Love divine was sent; and all were full anointed with the oil of helpfulness, and each became a Christ.
“All glorious in his majesty is Christ, who spread the pure white robe of Love o’er all the planes of earth—The Christ of earth, its heaven, its graves.
“In course of time the protoplast, the earth, the plant, the beast, the man sold out their birthrights unto sin; but Christ was present to redeem.
“Hid in the holiest place in all infinities is locked the scroll that bears the record of the purposes of God, the Triune God, and there we read:
“Perfection is the ultimate of life. A seed is perfect in its embryotic life, but it is destined to unfold, to grow.
“Into the soil of every plane these seeds, which were the Thoughts of God, were cast—the seeds of protoplast, of earth, of plant, of beast, of man, of angel and of cherubim, and they who sowed the seeds, through Christ, ordained that they should grow, and should return at last, by effort of unnumbered years, to the great granary of thought, and each be a perfection of its kind.
“And in the boundless blessedness of Love the man was made the Lord of protoplast, of earth, of plant, of beast; and Christ proclaimed: Man shall have full dominion over everything that is upon these planes of life; and it was so.
“And he who gave the lordship unto man declared that he must rule by Love.
“But men grew cruel and they lost their power to rule, and protoplast, and earth, and plant and beast became at enmity with man; he lost his heritage; but Christ was present to redeem.
“But man had lost his consciousness of right; he could no longer comprehend the boundlessness of Love; he could see naught but self, and things of self; but Christ was there to seek the lost and save.
“So that he might be close to man in all the ways of life, that man might comprehend the mighty spirit of the Love, the Christ of earth made manifest to human eyes and ears by taking his abode in some pure person, well prepared by many lives to be a fit abiding place of Love.
“Thus Christ made manifest Love’s power to save; but men forgot so soon, and so Christ must manifest again, and then again.
“And ever since man took his place in form of flesh the Christ has been manifest in flesh at first of every age.”

5 What relationship existed between Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ? Orthodox Christian ecclesiastics tell us that Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ were one; that the true name of this remarkable person was Jesus Christ. They tell us that this man of Galilee was the very eternal God clothed in flesh of man that men might see his glory. Of course this doctrine is wholly at variance with the teachings of Jesus himself and of his apostles. The Aquarian Masters in council have formulated an answer to this question that so well covers all the information required that we give it in full:

“Jesus was an ideal Jew, born in Bethlehem of Judea. His mother was a beautiful Jewish girl named Mary. As a child Jesus differed but little from other children only that in past lives he had overcome carnal propensities to such an extent that he could be tempted like others and not yield. Paul was right when to the Hebrews he said: ‘He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.’—Hebrews 4:15.
“Jesus suffered as other men suffer, and was made perfect through suffering; for this is the only way to perfection. His life was an example of attainment by the way of crosses and cruel treatment. Paul was right again when he said: ‘It became him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering.’—Hebrews 2:10.
“In many respects Jesus was a remarkable child, for by ages of strenuous preparation he was qualified to be an avatar, a savior of the world, and from childhood he was endowed with superior wisdom and was conscious of the fact that he was competent to lead the race into the higher ways of spiritual living. But he was conscious also of the fact that he must attain the mastery by trials, bufferings, temptations and sufferings. And all his life was spent in attaining. After his death, burial and resurrection he appeared in materialized form before the Silent Brothers in the temple of Heliopolis, in Egypt, and said:
“‘My human life was wholly given to bring my will to tune with the deific will; when this was done my earth-tasks all were done.
“‘You know that all my life was one great drama for the sons of men; a pattern for the sons of men. I lived to show the possibilities of man.
“‘What I have done all men can do, and what I am all men shall be.’”—Aquarian Gospel 178:43, 46.
“Jesus was the name of the man and it was the only appropriate name for this kind of a man. The word means Savior and Jesus was in more senses than one a savior.
The word Christ means “the anointed one,” and then it is an official title. It means, The Master of Love. When we say “Jesus the Christ” we refer to the man and to his office; just as we do when we say Edward, the King, or Lincoln, the President. Edward was not always King, and Lincoln was not always President, and Jesus was not always Christ. Jesus won his Christship by a strenuous life, and in the Aquarian Gospel, chapter 55, we have a record of the events of his christing, or receiving the degree Christ. Here is where he was coronated by the highest earth authorities as the Christ-King; properly speaking, ‘The Master of L

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