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FOREWORD

This little book is the result of a whole life’s burning interest in Jesus, not only as archetype, saviour, Bodhisattva and elder brother, but also in his relation to the Essenes from the Dead Sea. Since I was in my teens I have felt an unexplainable connection with these seers from the Holy Land, but it was not until after my meeting with the seer Calle de Montségur, many years later, that with his help I was able to reconnect to the great akashic field called the Book of Life. This resulted in the great vision that is now revealed in my book The O Manuscript, without which The Law of Light: The Secret Teachings of Jesus would have been unthinkable.

The numbering of the text in verses might seem odd, but is done to ease the reading of this very concentrated text, where many points are made only once, and therefore could be all too easily missed.

I pray that this little book may open you up to your higher Self, and that you may also experience Rukha d’Koodsha, The Holy Spirit.

Blessings,
Lars Muhl

Lars Muhl was for many years a successful singer-songwriter who, concurrently with his music, studied the world’s religions and esoteric knowledge. Then in 1996 he was struck down by an unexplained illness, which neither doctors nor alternative therapists could diagnose. For three years he was confined to his bed, unable to move. Through a friend, Lars was put in touch with a seer who, via the telephone, brought him ‘back to life’. This experience, and the revelations that followed from it, are described in The O Manuscript.

Today, Muhl and his wife, Githa Ben-David, operate the Gilalai Institute of Energy and Consciousness. Together they live in Denmark.

Other Books by the Author

Soul at Fire

Zoé

The Eye of Freya

Shadowtravels

The Stillness of the Heart

The Celestian Way

The Forgotten Language

The Andalusian Seer

Mary Magdalene

The Grail

The Wisdom of the Broken Heart

The Aramaic Mystery (book and DVD)

The O Manuscript

‘I came not to take away the law, but to fulfil it.’
(Yeshua in Matthew 5:17)

‘The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.’

(Yeshua in Matthew 6:22)

‘And I asked the angel who went with me
and showed me all the hidden things
concerning that Son of Man, who he was,
and why he went with the Head of Days?
And he answered and said unto me:
This is the Son of Man who hath righteousness,
with whom dwelleth righteousness,
and who revealeth all the treasures
of that which is hidden, because the Lord of Spirits
hath chosen him, and whose lot hath the pre-eminence
before the Lord of Spirits in uprighteousness for ever.’

(1 Enoch 46:2–3)

CONTENTS

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Who Was Jesus?

The Cosmology of the Essenes and The Law of Light

The Key to the Treasure

The Heavenly Archetypes

The Psychology Behind the Language

The True Mystery Tradition

The Origin of the Aramaic Language

Alaha – The Heavenly Source

Naphsha – The Soul and The Self

Malkoota d’Shmeya – The Kingdom of Heaven

The Intelligent Universe – The Universal SHM

What You Wish For Will Be Given to You

The Light Body and SHM

Fellowship in SHM

Angels as Reality

Rukha d’Koodsha – Conscious Breathing

Talking to God

Words Invested with Healing Power

Sin and Remoteness

To Take Responsibility for Oneself

The Law of Light – Namosa d’Noohhra

Koobha and Rakhma-Love

The True Nature of Unconditional Love

The Shadow, Satan and Free Will

The Serpent and The Dove – The Complete Human Being

The Isogynic Being

Bridal Chamber Mystery – Sharing the Breath of Unity

The Anointing – The Highest Tantra

Mercy and Forgiveness – The Chariot of Fire-Practice

More about Forgiveness, Its Nature and Potentialities

Resurrection and Reincarnation

The Law of Light and Self-development

The Aramaic Heavenly Prayer

The Original Condition

The Nazarene Law – Namosa Nazari

The Transfiguration

Bible Codes

The Blessing

The True Master

The Secret Teachings of Yeshua as Hermes/Enoch

Heavenly Projection

The Healer Archetype in the Service of Mankind

The Golden Thread

Conclusion

The Aramaic Alphabet of Archetypes

Aramaic Words and Concepts

Bibliography

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This book represents a synthesis of many years’ deep interest in, and working with, Yeshua’s sacred wisdom, as expressed through the Aramaic language. In 1987 I came across Edith R Stauffer’s wonderful book Unconditional Love and Forgiveness, in which she sets forth some of the basic principles of the Aramaic language, and it struck home; my heart was pierced. We wrote to each other for a while, and Edith sent me, amongst other things, The Khaboris Manuscript.

This book, therefore, is dedicated to the memory of Edith R Stauffer.

A very special thank you must also go to Father Albert Panimeen from the Assyrian Church in Denmark for his inestimable help with spelling methods, pronunciation and onomatopoeic words; also to Githa Ben-David for her unconditional love, unselfish pioneering work and inspiration through the power of sound.

Many thanks to Jane Helbo for translating the manuscript into proper English. Also, a heartfelt thanks to Michael Mann, Jo Lal, Deborah Hercun, Vicky Hartley and Bob Saxton at Watkins Publishing, London, and John Tintera, Osprey Publishing, New York for making this special expanded edition of The Law of Light possible.

Author’s Note on Biblical Sources

While preparing this manuscript I have quoted from different Biblical sources, the principal ones being: The Khaboris Manuscript, The New Jerusalem Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In respect of the psychology behind the Aramaic language, I have often taken the liberty of interpreting and paraphrasing the content further, to make it clearer and to align it with the Aramaic way of thinking.

INTRODUCTION

Faith, religion and spirituality are some of the most controversial subjects one can be interested in nowadays. In spite of industrial and technological developments, which have given mankind a superfluity of consumer goodies, it is only our material standard of living that has been raised: we have lost touch with our basic spirituality along the way. The world is still driven by confusion, fear, famine and war. Technology hasn’t yet been able to find the answer to some of the most pressing questions that have troubled us since the beginning of time. More and more people turn their back on institutionalized religion, whilst those who profess a particular faith seem to become more and more fundamental in the way they practise it.

The Christian world perpetuates a whole range of external dogmas that keep church members involved in the life of the Church, but these, for many, no longer have any meaning. Despite the fact that many of us are not believers, tradition dictates that we still come together for christenings, weddings, confirmations and funerals. Only a few are familiar with the content of Christianity’s main scripture, the New Testament, and even fewer take the Word at all seriously. In fact, many people keep at arm’s length those who feel themselves called to spread Jesus’s message, or even merely to mention Him by name.

I belong to that group of people who, for many years, have been interested in the esoteric side of Christianity. I have been fascinated by the figure of Jesus all my life and during that process have frequently run a mile when I’ve come too close for comfort, only to come creeping back some time later with new insights to be followed up. I have been deeply interested in the church fathers, the Christian mystics, the Greek and Russian Orthodox traditions, the apocryphal scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, and so on.

The final breakthrough for me was in 1988, when I first read Edith R Stauffer’s book Unconditional Love and Forgiveness. I had been interested for many years in Jesus’s possible connection to the Essenes’ community, and it was this alone that prompted me to read her book. It was there that I first became acquainted with Aramaic, that wonderful language spoken by Jesus and his contemporaries, in which I later discovered that the key to the teachings of Jesus lay hidden.

There wasn’t much material available on the subject in 1988, so I wrote to Edith Stauffer, who sent me a preliminary translation of part of an Aramaic New Testament, the so-called Khaboris Manuscript, which is thought to be a transcript of one of the oldest written accounts of Jesus and His teachings. This document focuses not so much on the man, but on what He wished to communicate. Nevertheless, it presents a glimpse of a person who first and foremost came from a Jewish and Middle Eastern background – a fact that, as early as AD 325, seems to have been totally forgotten. By that time so many changes had been made to the original scriptures that the Jewish Yeshua was no longer to be recognized in the Hellenized Jesus.

At the same time as receiving a deeper understanding of the transpersonal psychology underlying the Aramaic language, I became aware of a metaphysical cosmology and a way of viewing mankind of such beauty that it made me realize how everything I had learnt and understood about Jesus and His word up to now was but a pale shadow of Yeshua’s true wisdom. I had to admit that Yeshua, and other initiated people in ancient times, possessed an insight and knowledge that nowadays can be partly matched only by the most humble of mystics, the most advanced and daring quantum physicists and the school of psychology centred around Carl Gustav Jung. In fact, Jung declared, after reading The Gospel of Truth from the Coptic Nag Hammadi Scriptures found in 1945, that the people who had written them clearly had insights into in-depth psychology, metaphysical associations and many more things from which Jung’s contemporaries had become totally detached, not only in their religious life, but also in their scientific and theological research. This is not to say that direct parallels between the New Testament and Jung’s in-depth psychology and modern quantum physics can be drawn uncritically. The mystery traditions of ancient times, and especially of the Essenes and the Therapists from Alexandria, were probably much more grounded in a tradition based on experience and practical usage than on theories and theses. Yeshua was the most outstanding exponent of the hands-on metaphysics that healed the incurable and raised the dead on the basis of a universal ethic understood by present-day metaphysicians and seers from all over the world as being a precondition for any kind of real development.

However, it looks as if modern quantum physicians and the ancient mystery schools agree on one thing: namely that the universe is permeated and controlled by a overriding intelligence to which physicians have hesitated to give a name, but for which the old mystery schools used expressions like ‘Alaha’, ‘God’ or ‘The Heavenly Source’.

Through the mystical ability of the Aramaic language to reveal and sum up these hitherto forgotten expressions, I got a glimpse of what Jung meant when, asked whether he believed in God, he answered: ‘No, I don’t believe in God – I know!’ Isn’t it just such a certainty that is described in Mark 9:23, quoted by Jung, when Jesus says: ‘Everything is possible for him who believes’? What kind of belief is referred to here?

At the same time that I was immersing myself in my Aramaic studies, I began to understand that belief in Aramaic (haimanoota) doesn’t necessarily describe blind faith, but rather a kind of trust and integrity based on a heart-lead, experience-based, intuitive insight that can’t easily be put into words. Certitude comes from an inner, archaic knowledge that humanity has always possessed, but that today needs to be awakened in order to function; and most importantly I understood that Yeshua’s healing work as described in the New Testament was only possible because Yeshua awakened that certainty in the suffering and the sick.

The fact that only a very few take Yeshua’s actions and words seriously today and therefore fail to see them as examples to be followed is, in my opinion, one of the main reasons for the spiritual destitution that presently prevails in the world. I have no doubt that we who call ourselves Christians need to take Yeshua seriously when He is quoted as saying in John 14:12: ‘Follow my example and you will be able to perform even greater wonders than I.’ When we turn our attention to Yeshua’s words and actions and let them inspire our own words and actions, an ancient but eternally young energy field of healing and insight is opened to us. This field is actually always available to mankind and has been since the beginning of time, but it demands an awakened consciousness to be able to gain access to it. It is just such a consciousness that an insight into the underlying psychology of the Aramaic language offers us.

The present text is an extension of my earlier publication The Law of Light. In the new manuscript I have tried to expand further on some of the fundamental expressions that are prerequisites for a fresh understanding of many of the passages from the New Testament and other sources such as The Book of Enoch. In this way I hope to contribute some extra insights into the metaphysical cosmology that lies behind Yeshua’s ministry. But we have to read with attentiveness, in order not to miss what is visible and audible only to those with eyes and ears. For whoever has eyes to see, let them see; and whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.

‘Behold I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me’ (Malachi 3:1), and ‘When you know the truth, the truth shall indeed set you free’ (John 8:32).

WHO WAS JESUS?

    1   This is a question that has interested theologians as well as lay men and women all over the world ever since reports of that unusual person were spread abroad. Many have wondered why there isn’t more historical ‘evidence’ and biographical detail about a man who has meant so much to so many. However, according to Middle East tradition, in which the message is always more important than the messenger, it isn’t at all strange.

Jesus was first and foremost a Semite, or shemit, son of Shem, a word that has the same root as the expression for the creative principle, SHM. Shem was the oldest son of Noah. The meaning of the name Shem is: upright; righteous; renowned; brilliant; shining; splendour; dignity; sign; monument; memorial; name. Jesus’s Jewish name was Yeshua which, directly translated, means YHWH saves.

    2   Yeshua’s parents Mari and Yoasaph were both Essenes and that meant that they both possessed insight into the scriptures as well as an understanding of the overriding meaning of life. The Essenes dressed in white, lived as vegetarians, practised an economy whereby everything was held in common, opposed the custom of animal sacrifice, took ritual baths, tilled the land, studied and copied the holy writings, interpreted dreams, were familiar with astrology and the prophetic sense, knew about herbs and crystals, and were also outstanding healers. Two historians of the time wrote of them: ‘A race apart, more remarkable than any other in the world’ (Pliny) and ‘They are truly masters of belief, truth and uprightness … true servants of peace’ (Josephus).

    3   Approximately 100 years before Yeshua’s birth, the Essenes had expected their true Teacher of Righteousness, a Messiah/Melchizedek-like identity, to be re-incarnated in Israel. Messiah, in Aramaic m’shiha or mashiach, means, in direct translation, The Anointed, exactly like the Greek Christos.

    4   The Messiah archetype has many parallels with the Avatar archetype of the Far East. An Avatar, according to the Vedic tradition, is an enlightened Soul that descends from the higher planes of consciousness in order to help its less-developed brothers and sisters. Lao Tzu, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Krishna and Mohammed are just some of the better known of such Avatars.

    5   It is worth remembering that Christianity had not yet been invented in the time up to Yeshua’s birth. Another tradition was current; a tradition from which Christianity later sprang. From their captivity under the Egyptians and later the Chaldeans and Babylonians, the Jews brought religious traditions back with them that influenced their own cult and perception of God. The Essenes in particular took up the esoteric aspects of these traditions. It was most probably from the Zarathustra tradition in Persia that the anticipation of a coming Avatar/Messiah came.

    6   In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the world’s oldest scriptures and certainly one known to the Essenes, we read: ‘When goodness ceases to exist and injustice seizes power, I incarnate myself as Avatar. In every age I reveal myself in order to protect the good, destroy all evil and establish the truth.’

    7   When stars appeared in the heavens in a manner anticipated by the Essenes (the constellation of Melchi-zedek), the three oldest and wisest of the congregation were sent out from their university on the western shore of the Dead Sea (Asphaltites), east of Bethlehem, to find the new Melchizedek incarnation (melchi = king; zedek = just). In exactly the same way, new lama incarnations are found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

    8   Isaiah 52:13 to 53:1–12 is almost a handbook for Yeshua’s mission and destiny, not as the suffering Messiah, which is a mistaken interpretation, but as a true Bodhisattva, who by His example shows how one, even at the moment of death, can transform fear into life-giving hope and healing. By taking the pain of the world upon Himself, Yeshua made His barbaric, and seemingly meaningless, death deeply meaningful: ‘Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we were healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.’ (Isaiah: 4–6)

    9   The prophecies of a coming Messiah, exemplified by Yeshua, are many:

a   ‘But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall come forth unto me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.’ (Micah 5:2)

b   ‘The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.’ (Proverbs 8:22–23 and 31)

c   ‘Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation: lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.’ (Zacharias 9:9)

d   ‘And I said unto them, if you think good, give me my price: and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.’ (Zacharias 11:12)

e   ‘And the Lord said unto me, cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.’ (Zacharias 11:13)

f   ‘And one shall say unto him, what are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’ (Zacharias 13:6)

g   ‘He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.’ (Isaiah 53:7)

h   ‘And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.’ (Isaiah 53:9)

i   ‘For the dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.’ (Psalms 22:16)

   10   ‘Moses said: “The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet. From your brethren as he raised up me. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.”’ (Deuteronomy 18:15)

   11   From the scrolls found outside the Essene University at Qumran by the Dead Sea we know that one of the Essenes’ most revered books was The Book of Enoch. According to the American seer Edgar Cayce, Yeshua was the incarnation of Amilius (an etheric spirit-identity in Atlantis), Adam (the first incarnated man on Earth), Enoch, Hermes, Melchizedek, Yoasaph (Joseph), Yehoushua (Joshua), Asaph and Zarathustra. But he was also Iao, the Elect One before the beginning of time; Shem, the son of Noah; and later the prophet and healer Elisha, the pupil of Elijah the prophet, who later became Yohanan the Baptist. This incarnation-line of Yeshua is the true Order of Melchizedek, an incarnation-line of the first soul, our elder brother who took upon himself to incarnate again and again as an example for us to follow. The secret motto of this order is: ‘One who saves but one soul is as if he preserves an entire world.’

The Tetragrammaton

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Yeshua, the Nazarene King of the Jews

   12   In 1 Enoch 48:1–6, Enoch the Prophet has this vision: ‘And in that place I saw the fountains of righteousness, which were inexhaustible: and around it were many fountains of wisdom; and all thirsty drank of them, and were filled with wisdom, and their dwellings were with the righteous and holy and elect. And at that hour the Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord of Spirits, and his name before the Head of Days. Yea, before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of the heavens were made, his name was named before the Lord of Spirits. He shall be a staff to the righteous whereon to stay themselves and not fall, and he shall be the light of the Gentiles, and the hope of those who are troubled of heart. All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before him, and will praise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits. And for this reason hath he been chosen and hidden before him, before the creation of the world and for evermore.’

   13   ‘For wisdom is poured out like water, and glory faileth not before him for evermore. For he is mighty in all secrets of righteousness, and unrighteousness shall disappear as a shadow, and have no continuance; because the Elect One standeth before the Lord of Spirits, and his glory is for ever and ever, and his might unto all generations, and in him dwell the spirit of wisdom, and the spirit which gives insight, and the spirit of understanding and of might, and the spirit of those who have fallen asleep in righteousness. And he shall judge the secret things, and none shall be able to utter a lying word before him; for he is the Elect One before the Lord of Spirits according to His good pleasure.’ (Enoch 48a:1–4)

   14   Yeshua himself said: ‘All things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.’ (Luke 24:44)

   15   There were three schools of religious thought in Israel in the time of Yeshua: the Sadducees, the Pharisees and the Essenes. Both the Sadducees and the Pharisees were rigid, militant and conservative in the practice of their faith. The Sadducees and Shammai Pharisees didn’t believe in an afterlife, whilst the Bet Hillel Pharisees were less fundamental, more inclusive and believed in more than one life.

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