It is not common knowledge that most religions have the same source and are based on the same teachings. Most people look at religions superficially and think that the major religions are all very different. It may surprise some Light workers to know that the Light worker family started those religions – because most Light workers tend to stay away from mainstream religions. But at the same time, they might adopt practices or teachings from them. They tend to correctly see many of them as corrupted – but with a lot of truth mixed in. The major religions are the exoteric side of our teachings. They teach moral lessons and are faith based. The esoteric teachings are more advanced and are more spiritually focused.
The teachings are based on the Law of One and they are ancient. They are the Way the Truth and the Life. On Earth, they began in Lemuria, or Mu. The author of The Sacred Symbols of Mu speaks of that time;
“It is fairly well established that all religions have a common origin. …The first records of religion are more than 70,000 years old. They tell us that a body of trained masters from Mu, called Naacals, were carrying to her various colonies and colonial empires copies of the Motherland’s Sacred Inspired religion. These Naacals formed in each country colleges for the teaching of the priest craft religion, and the sciences. …Throughout the colonies and colonial empires these teachings were known as the Sacred Mysteries, a name that has persisted down to the present. In the Orient they were also called the Books of the Golden Age. In later times, I find among Mayan and Egyptian writings that the Sacred Mysteries were only entrusted to the high priesthood and the heir apparent to the throne.”
In this last paragraph we see the beginning of a pattern that has lasted for thousands of years. In the Jeshua channelings, Jesus spoke of a political-spiritual elite on Atlantis. Our family is that political-spiritual elite – something that is still true today. The spiritual practices of our ancestors and ourselves were these sacred mysteries. From the book World Gnosis we learn; “Lemuria’s Gnostic civilization reached other parts of the globe via missionaries who founded Dragon Civilizations that championed spiritual union with the Divine Wisdom and Power of the Primal dragon or Serpent on the Tree. In their new lands, these enlightened Lemurian missionaries founded lineages of priest kings and had priests of mystery schools who were honorably addressed by their students and subjects with indigenous titles meaning ‘Dragon’ or ‘Serpent’.” He states that in Middle America they were called Quetzalcoatl’s, the Plumed Serpents. In China they were known as Lung Dragons. In India, they taught the path to Shiva and governed the masses as the Naga Kings. In Britain they were known as the Druid Adders, and in Egypt they were the Djedhi serpents who served their people as both pharaohs and gnostic adepts.
From the book The Secret Teachings of All Ages we learn;
“The Mysteries claimed to be the guardians of a transcendental knowledge so profound as to be incomprehensible save to the most exalted intellect and so potent as to be revealed with safety only to those in whom personal ambition was dead and who had consecrated their lives to the unselfish service of humanity. Hence, he who seeks to unveil the secret doctrine of antiquity must search for that doctrine not upon the open pages of books which might fall into the hands of the unworthy but in the place where it was originally concealed. Far-sighted were the initiates of antiquity. They realized that nations come and go, that empires rise and fall, and that the golden ages of art, science, and idealism are succeeded by the dark ages of superstition. With the needs of posterity foremost in mind, the sages of old went to inconceivable extremes to make certain that their knowledge should be preserved.
They engraved it upon the face of mountains and concealed it within the measurements of colossal images, each of which was a geometric marvel. Their knowledge of chemistry and mathematics they hid within mythologies which the ignorant would perpetuate, or in the spans and arches of their temples which time has not entirely obliterated. They wrote in characters that neither the vandalism of men nor the ruthlessness of the elements could completely efface, Today men gaze with awe and reverence upon the mighty Memnons standing alone on the sands of Egypt, or upon the strange terraced pyramids of Palenque. Mute testimonies these are of the lost arts and sciences of antiquity; and concealed this wisdom must remain until this race has learned to read the universal language – symbolism. The book to which this is the introduction is dedicated to the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures, allegories, and rituals of the ancients is a secret doctrine concerning the inner mysteries of life, which doctrine has been preserved in toto among a small band of initiated minds since the beginning of the world.
Departing, these illumined philosophers left their formula that others, too, might attain to understanding. But, lest these secret processes fall into uncultured hands and be perverted, the Great Arcanum was always concealed in symbol or allegory; and those who can today discover its lost keys may open with them a treasure house of philosophic, scientific, and religious truths. The philosophic religious doctrines of the pagans were divided to meet the needs of these two fundamental groups of human intellect – one philosophic, the other incapable of appreciating the deeper mysteries of life. To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings, while the unqualified many received only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations. In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified, becoming the gods and goddesses of the ancient mythologies. While the ignorant multitudes brought their offerings to the altars of Priapus and Pan (deities representing the procreative energies), the wise recognized in these marble statues only symbolic concretions of great abstract truths.
Much of the ritualism of Freemasonry is based on the trials to which candidates were subjected by the ancient hierophants before the keys of wisdom were entrusted to them. Few realize the extent to which the ancient secret schools influenced contemporary intellects and, through those minds, posterity. Robert Macoy, 33°, in his General History of Freemasonry, pays a magnificent tribute to the part played by the ancient Mysteries in the rearing of the edifice of human culture. He says, in part: “It appears that all the perfection of civilization, and all the advancement made in philosophy, science, and art among the ancients are due to those institutions which, under the veil of mystery, sought to illustrate the sublimest truths of religion, morality, and virtue, and impress them on the hearts of their disciples. …Their chief object was to teach the doctrine of one God, the resurrection of man to eternal life, the dignity of the human soul, and to lead the people to see the shadow of the deity, in the beauty, magnificence, and splendor of the universe.
With the decline of virtue, which has preceded the destruction of every nation of history, the Mysteries became perverted. Sorcery took the place of the divine magic. Indescribable practices (such as the Bacchanalia) were introduced, and perversion ruled supreme; for no institution can be any better than the members of which it is composed. In despair, the few who were true sought to preserve the secret doctrines from oblivion. In some cases they succeeded, but more often the Arcanum was lost and only the empty shell of the Mysteries remained. The Mysteries were organized for the purpose of assisting the struggling human creature to reawaken the spiritual powers which, surrounded by the flaming ring of lust and degeneracy, lay asleep within his soul. In other words, man was offered a way by which he could regain his lost estate. Thomas Taylor sums up their purpose as follows: “The Lesser Mysteries were designed by the ancient theologists, their founders, to signify occultly the condition of the unpurified soul invested with an earthy body, and enveloped in a material and physical nature.” …The gloom and depression of the Lesser Mysteries represented the agony of the spiritual soul unable to express itself because it has accepted the limitations and illusions of the human environment. The crux of the Eleusinian argument was that man is neither better nor wiser after death than during life. If he does not rise above ignorance during his sojourn here, man goes at death into eternity to wander about forever, making the same mistakes which he made here. If he does not outgrow the desire for material possessions here, he will carry it with him into the invisible world, where, because he can never gratify the desire, he will continue in endless agony.”
In the following excerpt from the book Sacred Symbols of Mu, the author gives a basic outline of what the Mystery religions taught;
“Evidently religion was originally taught in stages. First man was taught that there was a Supreme Being, Infinite and All Powerful. That it was the Creator who created all things above and below. That man was created by this Almighty Being and having been created by Him, was his son – that this Almighty was man’s Heavenly Father. When man was created the Creator placed within the body of man a spirit or soul which never died but continued on through eternity. When man was created it was ordained that his material body should return to the earth from which it was taken. When this material body died it released the soul which went into the world beyond, there to wait until it was called upon to occupy another material body. Apparently, as soon as his primitive mind could grasp the facts, he was taught that his soul was given a task. This task was for the soul to rule the material body by overcoming material desires. When this was accomplished his soul would be called back to the Great Source and forever afterwards live in perfect joy and happiness.”
The author goes on to say that they taught that material life was so short that the soul could not overcome all material desires and so needed to come into many bodies until the task was accomplished, and that these reincarnations were the salvation of his soul. They taught that the love of the Heavenly Father was greater than the love of his earthly father, therefore he should always approach his Heavenly Father without fear or dread and in perfect confidence and love, knowing that loving hands were being held out to receive him. He was taught that all mankind were his brothers and sisters and should be treated as such in his dealings with him.
We have briefly heard of the Mysteries being divided into the lesser and greater Mysteries. The lesser were exoteric teachings which were veiled in allegory and myth. The greater or esoteric Mysteries were those concerned with the mysteries of the workings of Nature, the knowledge of which gives powers such as those displayed by Jesus – the gifts of the Spirit. Almost all religions have their sources in the ancient Mystery religions. Almost all, if not all, of the other world religions besides Protestant Christianity, still have their esoteric or mystical side. The esoteric side of Christianity was forcibly removed circa 350 C.E. by the Roman Catholics through the murder of the Gnostic Christians.
“The Mysteries taught that spiritual illumination was attained only by bringing the lower nature up to a certain standard of efficiency and purity. The Mysteries were therefore established for the purpose of unfolding the nature of man according to certain fixed rules which, when faithfully followed, elevated the human consciousness to a point where it was capable of cognizing its own constitution and the true purpose of existence. This knowledge of how man’s manifold constitution could be most quickly and most completely regenerated to the point of spiritual illumination constituted the secret, or esoteric, doctrine of antiquity.” The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky
Our family has transmitted this doctrine through the ages, without pause, for thousands of years. Alternate names for the Masters of Wisdom are;
The Serpents of Wisdom – The Nagas of India – The Lung Dragons of China – The Amarus of Peru – The Quetzalcoatl’s and Kukulcans of Mesoamerica – The Serpent Clans and Tribes of North America – The Mesopotamian Anunnaki – The Djedhi of Egypt – The Greek and Aegean Children of the Serpent Goddess – The Levites of Palestine – The Possessors of Fire – The Naasseni and Ophite Gnostics – The Druid Adders of Britain – The Arcadians of Greece – The Thoth Hermes Masters – The Therapeutae of Egypt – The Magi of Persia- The Followers of Horus.
Throughout time, they would also be known as the Knights Templars, Freemasons, Rosicrucian’s, the Sufi’s of Islam, the Cathars, the Ebionites, the Elchasaites, the Valentinians and others. And of course we can’t forget the angelic and extra-terrestrial, or rather, Celestial Serpents of Wisdom!
The Mysteries were taught in a series of initiations, so that the initiates could advance to more privileged teachings. The final initiations were done in caves or stone buildings. The Great pyramid of Giza was an initiation site. During the final rites, the initiate was subject to conditions that mimicked death and the spirit world.
The Mysteries included a wide variety of teachings that touched all aspects of life on Earth. The Serpents of Wisdom were culture bearers, teachers and leaders. They brought the arts and sciences to Earth and formed the governments and fundamentals of society. The Serpents of Wisdom included many well-known figures from history such as Pythagoras, Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Moses, Thoth Hermes, Galileo, Francis Bacon, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and even Jesus, of the Nazorean sect of the Essenes.
Edgar Cayce said that the Christ Spirit was behind all religions that worshiped one God alone. Looking superficially at some of those religions, you wouldn’t think they were monotheistic. They are the same religions of today; Buddhism and Hinduism are examples. What one needs to understand is that the other exoteric religions showed God in different aspects. For instance, they would use two separate identities for Gods masculine and feminine aspects. They would also show different identities for different traits or aspects of God. For several thousand years the Masters of Wisdom have been working on instilling into humanity the concept of a personal God. In doing this, they came up with the idea of these different aspects for the One God so that humans could relate to God in human terms. The Hosts of Heaven describe God as a vast ocean of consciousness.
The Masters/Serpents of Wisdom planted four cultures and four spiritual traditions on the planet. The religions were the Great Mother, the Great Spirit, the Creator God and the Savior God. The Great Mother or matriarchal religion was a society based around agriculture. In these societies, the Masters of Wisdom taught humankind the practical arts, such as weaving, pottery and the use of the plow. One example of this society can be found in the book The Mysteries of the Bridechamber. The author describes a society that lasted for almost four thousand years – from about 7000 BCE to 3500 BCE. In the Neolithic age, an advanced culture complex existed in which women were free and responsible equally with men in the building and creative organization of their society. She says this culture has been found in Eastern Europe, southern Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley, and they all shared a highly developed mode of cultural expression based on equality of the sexes. The eminent researcher Marija Gimbutas called this widespread civilization ‘Old Europe’. She stated that long before the heyday of the Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations, “Old Europe was so advanced that for a long time historians assumed that what they were unearthing were Bronze Age Greek or Roman towns.” These cultures worshiped an androgynous God/Goddess and considered her/him to be the Source and Giver of All. Their societies were matrilineal – meaning descent and inheritance was through the mother. They were egalitarian and entirely peace loving. No weapons or defensive fortifications were found in the archeological remnants of the culture. The author says about them; “From what we now know of the enduring legacy of the Watchers and of Neolithic culture in general, and how their revolutionary achievements were treasured in the memory of the prophets even thousands of years later, it seems highly probable that a resuscitation of the ancient Neolithic tradition of ‘Old Europe’ was being actively sought in first-century Hasidic circles.” Those prophets and Hasidic circles just mentioned, were the Essenes.
That same author, J.G. Bennett, says that each of the four cultures started by the Masters of Wisdom represented a different Way of Transformation. He relates that three of these came together in the region between the Caspian and Aral seas. He wrote; “This region was the seat of the most ancient school of wisdom which united all teachings and all beliefs. Here the Great Mother was understood in her relationship to the Savior God and the Great Spirit was known as the link between man and the Creator from which he came.”
He makes the interesting statement that the four cultures came together with the Hebrews, whose destiny was to unite the four great cultures in a single religion. There were aspects of all four religious models in the teachings of Jesus. He called his teaching ‘The ‘Way’ too. Unfortunately, the aspect of our Mother, the Holy Spirit, was removed from Jesus’ teachings by the leaders of patriarchal religion. In truth, it seems that even some of Jesus’ disciples had trouble accepting that aspect of the teachings, as most of them had been raised as patriarchal Jews. The Serpent Followers of the Law of One set the following goals for themselves to uphold throughout the slow evolutionary process. These goals, taken from the book The Origin of the Mysteries in the Blavatsky Collected Writings were:
(1) The persistent spiritualization of the thought-life of humanity so that knowledge of things spiritual may penetrate into the heart and life in time may become a benediction of peace instead of a tragedy of conflict;
(2) Seeding grounds of adepts, nurseries for future recruits, who through trial and initiation may become fit to receive the supreme dignity of membership in the great Brotherhood; and
(3) The preservation of truth for future races unsullied by human hand; and the polishing of the knowledge of truth through investigation by trained seers of the secrets of nature in worlds visible and invisible. The first of these aims is fulfilled by the periodic appearance of world teachers, the inspirers of what later became the great religious and philosophical schools: messengers from the Lodge who come forth at cyclic periods to strike anew the “Keynote of Truth”. Hence every great religion, every noble philosophy, every fundamental scientific insight was born from the Sanctuary, to become a new religion, a new philosophy, a new science: fresh and new for the age and the people, but ancient beyond time because nurtured in the womb of esoteric antiquity.
All that is good, noble, and grand in human nature, every divine faculty and aspiration, were cultured by the Priest-Philosophers who sought to develop them in their Initiates. Their code of ethics, based on altruism, has become universal. The second of these aims is ages-long in accomplishment and deeply occult: to rouse the hidden fire of divinity in the human soul, and through the kindling of that flame burn the dross of imperfection, sloth, and unworthy desire from the heart. One of the impelling aims of such discipline is to restore to humanity inner sight, to free people from every danger of being enslaved whether by a man or an idea.
…During these first millennia the spiritual head and guardian of the Earth had been stimulating wherever possible the individual fires of active spirituality. Gradually as knowledge of divine things became abused by those strong in will but weak in morality, truth was increasingly veiled. The planetary Watcher now felt the need of selecting a band of co-workers to act as bodyguard and protector of the ancient wisdom. Alone a handful of spiritually illumined human beings, in whom the divine fervor burned bright, acknowledged wholehearted allegiance to their planetary mentor – the spiritual hierarch of humanity. Through long ages certain individuals had been watched over and guided, strengthened and tested in innumerable ways, and those who passed the test of self-knowledge and self-sacrifice were gathered together to form the first association of spiritual-divine human beings – the Great Brotherhood.”
From the book Fragments of a Faith Forgotten;
“It is said that these earliest teachers of humanity who founded the Mystery institutions as the most efficient means of giving infant humanity instruction in higher things, were souls belonging to a more highly developed humanity than our own. The men of our infant humanity were children with minds but little developed, and only capable of understanding what they distinctly saw and felt. In the earliest times, according to this view, the Mysteries were conducted by those who had a knowledge of nature-powers which was the acquisition of a prior perfected humanity not necessarily earth-born, (my emphasis) and the wonders shown therein such that none of our humanity could of themselves produce. As time went on and our humanity more and more developed the faculty of reason, and were thought strong enough to stand on their own feet, the teachers gradually withdrew, and the Mysteries were committed to the care of the most advanced pupils of this humanity, who had finally to substitute symbols and devices, dramas and scenic representations, of what had previously been revealed by higher means.
Then it was that corruption crept in, and man was left to win his own divinity by self-conquest and persistent struggling against the lower elements in his nature. The teachers remained unseen, ever ready to help, but no longer moving visibly among men, to compel their reverence and worship. So runs the tradition. Unthanked, unknown, unconsidered, the Masters go on in their compassionate work for mankind’s enlightenment, a work that has never ceased in its outpouring of spiritual vitality for many millions of years, to continue another such period if necessity demands until such time as humanity stirs from its lethargy and once again wills to unite its heart with truth.
For countless generations hath the adept built a fane of imperishable rocks, a giant’s Tower of Infinite Thought, wherein the Titan dwelt, and will yet, if need be, dwell alone, emerging from it but at the end of every cycle, to invite the Elect of mankind to co-operate with him and help in his turn enlighten superstitious man. And we will go on in that periodical work of ours; we will not allow ourselves to be baffled in our philanthropic attempts until that day when the foundations of a new continent of thought are so firmly built that no amount of opposition and ignorant malice guided by the Brethren of the Shadow will be found to prevail.”
We are at that end of the cycle, and we, the Elect, are being called to help enlighten our fellow humans.