In the moment depicted by Tissot, Pilate asks Jesus whether he is the king of the Jews. Jesus replies that “My kingdom is not of this world” and that his purpose is to “bear witness to the truth.” At the conclusion of this interview, Pilate finds that Jesus has committed no crime and sends him to Herod.
Artist: James Tissot, French, 1836-1902
We remember, if we turn to the books of the New Testament, that possibly the greatest moment in history was when Pilate asked of the Master, “What is Truth?”
My Life as a Seer: The Lost Memoirs by Edgar Cayce, Page 278
What Is Truth? By Edgar Cayce
First printed in December, 1929.
… this ONE thing was continually held before the individual; that which you hold before yourself, to create that image you worship, that will develop you always upward, and will continue to enable you to know truth!
Truth, then, being a growing thing, truth being a thing that will develop you, is a something that is ENTIRELY IN ACTION! Not inactive, but IN ACTION! That’s what God is!
For in every MOVEMENT that has ever been, it has been a continual upward development, or upward toward that which IS Truth.
If you hold malice, you can become one of the meanest persons in the world.
You know that if you continue to send out thought (that may become a miracle or a crime); you create just those very same cross-currents in your mind.
What is prayer but simply attuning yourself to that which you are seeking assistance through? That’s all prayer is – attuning yourself to that very same thing.
That becomes Truth when it becomes in action. When it goes into action, to YOU it becomes Truth. It’s your own conception of what your God is.
If it makes you better to the very thing you worship, or more in accord with the thing you worship, THAT you become, whether it’s downward or upward, you go whichever way your standard is set.
Q. Yet if we are going backward, how can we know?
A. You can’t make it anything else, because to you it’s truth, because that’s what you are following. That becomes truth to you.
That which you continue to follow becomes truth whether it’s negative or positive.
As we learn it from that viewpoint, it becomes true; that is, whatever we hold that continues to build upward is Truth.
Now, as to who is to say whether you are building up, or as to how near it brings you to that thing you worship AS your God, because God IS Truth, if you continue to hold that, you may develop to that, but to someone else whose God might be something else, that wouldn’t be Truth.
Q. That applies right here in your hospital, etc.
A. If it answers one, it answers all. That’s what it stands for; that which may develop in the individual that understanding of its relation to its Maker and to its fellow man.
Or, as we come back to the very same thing I said in Sunday School this morning,
I’ve been studying a long while, trying to understand what is meant by the second commandment, and I never did know what it meant – that is, satisfactorily to my own mind – until the other night.
The first commandment, as we know, is, “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and thy mind, etc.”
The second is, “Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image.”
Why? Because if you make an image it becomes your God.
But if you have for your God that which is within your own individual self, you yourself being a portion of the Creator, you will continue to build upward, to it!
Song of Solomon (1930) by Raban
Edgar Cayce on the Life & Times of Jesus: Introduction – This initial video segment sets up the story of Jesus from the perspective of the twentieth-century mystic Edgar Cayce. Cayce claimed to be able to “read” the “akashic records.” The Cayce “readings” are rich in detail on the cultural setting leading up to the nativity of Jesus. Cayce embeds the story of Jesus within a closely knit Essene support network. The Essenes were the Jewish group that is generally credited with having written the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Cayce readings are rich in detail on this enigmatic group.
The story is also rich in characters and events not included in the biblical accounts. For example, consider Ruth the sister of Jesus who married a roman (Philoas), the man who wrote the report that got Pontius Pilate recalled. Speaking of Pilate, perhaps his hesitation to condemn Jesus to death was more than just his wife’s bad dream. Cayce states that Jesus healed his epileptic son.
With the popularity of the DaVinci Code, all things Mary Magdalene are currently hot. Cayce sheds light on the character and relationships of this important woman and the reasons for the problematic discussion of her in the New Testament gospels.
The Cayce readings provide insight into the missing years in the life of Jesus, including travels to Persia, India, and Egypt where he studied with great teachers and wise men. And so on …
The story of the life and times of Jesus is grounded solidly in Cayce’s metaphysical cosmology that helps us to understand difficult (or seemingly impossible) events such as immaculate conception and virgin birth, materialization of food, and resurrection of the dead. The Cayce interpretation of the life of Jesus relies heavily on reincarnation with regard to both the previous life of the biblical characters and the twentieth century incarnation of these individuals.
The video segments of this story contain over 100 original illustrations by David McMillin and abundant quotes directly from the Cayce readings.
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