Julian the Apostate
- 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
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.