Please direct us to the reference about Judas being reborn as Augustine and Da Vinci. This would indicate profoundly different soul qualities in Judas and his role in the betrayal as depicted historically. I assume you are referring to notes from Karmic Relationships??
It is also instructive to read vol 4 of Catherine Emmerich's descrption of the Last Supper and the the Betrayal events involving Judas. His role and inner conflicts seem to have greater complexity than simplistic theology.
tmasthenes13 <TomBuoyed@...> wrote:
Today is Holy Thursday, called Maundy Thursday in the Catholic
tradition --- Maundy from the Latin word for "commandment," as in the
Last Supper statement: "This commandment I give to you: love one
another as I have
It is also the night of Judas' betrayal and tonight on your local
National Geographic cable channel, you can watch their Gospel of
Judas program, a 2-hour special, since they financed the translation
and release of the document. Check here:
In the light or is it darkness? (hard to tell the difference when
you're clinging to a "death-raft" bobbing in the Neo-Manichaean
stream) -- of these new discoveries, Gnostic revelations, and the
focus on da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper --- the central icon
of the da Vinci Code movie coming out -- I'd like to post my sonnet
from 1987 about Judas and Jesus, called "Gethsemane Necessity."
(Don't forget Rudolf Steiner's indications that Judas Iscariot
reincarnated as St. Augustine, and then Leonardo da Vinci.)
When Jesus Christ was in Gethsemane,
awaiting love's most fateful human kiss,
He wondered if a greater enemy
would tempt him into everlasting bliss.
The scorpions of every desert rock
began to dance with claustrophobic grace.
Forlorn, a sheep had wandered from its flock.
Its shepherd disappeared without a trace.
The moment of the emptiness of time
approached, and spread its bat-like wings
across the earth, to celebrate the crime.
In secret, Judas loved this King of Kings.
Without a word, the Old gave way to New.
Without the false, the Word could not be true.
from "Post-Existential Sonnets," (Folio I)
by Tom Mellett © 1987
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