Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Julian the Apostate

Expand Messages
  • Mark
    Dear Friends, I have a some questions concerning the Roman Emperor Julian.Any insights would be appreciated. Was Julian the representative of an initiation
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2004
      Dear Friends,

      I have a some questions concerning the Roman Emperor Julian.Any
      insights would be appreciated.

      Was Julian the representative of an initiation principle that had to
      be destroyed because it was the plan of the progressive gods that
      man must experience spiritual darkness before freedom could be
      experienced?

      I find this thought above hard to digest, since accepting it means
      that Constantine and his son Constantius were implementing a plan
      that was necessary for the times (exoteric christianity), but they
      were brutal and unspiritual men. Whereas Julian was trying to
      preserve some sort of connection with the spiritual world and he had
      to die? It seems so unfair, twisted, contradictory.

      If the will of men represent the will of the gods on the earth, did
      Julian represent a type of god whose time had passed, gods which had
      fallen out of the progressive boat and became luciferic?

      But why did fate place him on the throne of the Empire if this was
      the case? Why did it put him in that position? Or does the picture
      of his brief reign and striving represent the battle of god against
      god for the future. Julian perhaps could have preserved something of
      the secrets of the spiritual world as a treasure for humanity
      through the dark times to come. But apparently there was an occult
      school in Rome that was behind Constanius/Constantine, and which
      engineered the the destruction of the mysteries and of Julian's life.
      What/who did it represent? Did it represent a progressive stream? Or
      was a it a lucifer/Ahriman inspired group that were, from a higher
      viewpoint, mere puppets of the will of higher gods that forced man
      into the struggle for freedom?
      Or maybe all these matters stay at the puppeteering level until man
      becomes free enough to see what's at stake. IN that case perhaps
      Julian was no mere representative of a decadent inititaive
      knowledge. Maybe he was in advance of his time and had, through his
      own striving, won his way to a freedom whereby he saw what humanity
      needed and tried, out of his personal will, to meet with these needs
      for a spiritual connection through the preservation of the old
      knowledge. Im confused. Any help would be appreciated. Im want to
      begin to write a play about Julian.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.