Jesus was an initiate and adept of
the ancient Judaic mysteries who strove to reinstate the tradition of the
bridechamber sacrament in his time.
The work shows that Jesus sought to
establish equity of masculine and feminine in both spiritual practice and social
traditions, particularly in the sacrament of marriage.
It reinterprets Jesus’ key
teachings in light of the ancient tradition of sacred consortship and reveals
what happened to the gnostic heart of Christianity that Jesus embodied.
Jesus was a high-initiate and
master adept of the ancient Judaic mysteries who strove to free people from the
dead hand of the ritualists. He was trained in a dissident Jewish brotherhood
that arose in Egypt before he was born, which sought to bring back the ancient
Judaic mysteries outlawed by the Jerusalem temple.
At the heart of this movement was a
yogic-based practice known in the apocrypha as the Gnosis of the Heart, which
espoused the union of both sexes in a secret initiatic teaching.
As a fearless social reformer, Jesus
wanted to restore the authority of the feminine principle, including asserting
the equality of man and woman in the social contract of marriage. He reinstated
in his own life the tradition of sacred consortship—a rite known to early
Church fathers as the bridechamber sacrament, whereby the marriage of the
masculine and feminine energies was effected.
This rite, Victoria LePage suggests,
was the primary focus of Jesus’ teachings, the very heart of his exhortations
to love thy neighbor, and the source of his healing power.
of the Bridechamber explains
how, as a master adept of the Temple of Solomon, Jesus derived these teachings
directly from ancient Judaic mystery traditions, revealing both a life story for
Jesus that differs markedly from the version the Church has offered as well as a
spiritual practice based on a mystical wisdom tradition of self-initiation and
Victoria LePage has published
numerous articles on the new spiritual paradigm emerging in cultures worldwide
and is the author of Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of
Shangri-la, published in ten foreign languages. She lives in Australia