Kabbalah and Jesus
Was Jesus a Kabbalist?
Almost certainly. Many people believe that Jesus travelled to India and even further afield during the ‘missing years’ before he began his ministry. This is because his teaching appears to reflect Eastern faiths.
But there would have been absolutely no need for him to do so; everything he taught is true to Kabbalistic teaching which was known as Merkabah (Chariot) at that time. This has become more apparent since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library.
How can you tell?
Everything the Gospels tell us about Jesus show that he knew his Jewish law and understood its inner implications. He was a Jew, not a Christian—and many people forget that.
But there are more definite indications too. Some of them are:
- John the Baptist was the son of a Kabbalist. Zachariah was a priest of ABIA—Azilut, Beriah, Yezirah (I and Y are interchangeable in Hebrew) Asiyyah. These are the names of the four worlds as shown in Jacob’s Ladder.
- There are four gospels—Matthew is the gospel of Asiyyah, the physical World, Mark is Yezirah, the psychological World, Luke is Beriah, the spiritual World and John is Azilut, the World of the Divine. As the early Church Father, Iranaeus, wrote, “The Gospels could not possibly be either more or less in number than they are. Since there are four zones of the world in which we live, and four principal winds, while the Church is spread over all the earth, and the pillar and foundation of the Church is the gospel, and the Spirit of life, it fittingly has four pillars, everywhere breathing out incorruption and revivifying men.”
- The Lord’s Prayer is a Kabbalistic prayer, running down the central column of Jacob’s Ladder.
- The patterns of the Gospels, such as the ten miracles in Matthew and the seven diatribes against the Pharisees, follow the order of the sephirot on the Tree of Life
- The Book of Hebrews talks of Jesus being ‘a priest after the order of Melchisedek’ which is the Kabbalistic line. Melchisedek initiated Abram and Sarai into the Teaching.
The study of the Teachings of Jesus through the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah is still in its infancy but small groups throughout the world are sharing their knowledge on Kabbalah 30 CE—and books are currently being written.
I think it’s really important to go back to the roots of who Jesus was and what he said. Many of us born into the Christian faith were raised on second-hand religion. If we spoke of angels we were told to stop dreaming. If we questioned rituals or the Bible we came up against walls of incomprehension. We were told that astrology, healing, Self-Esteem and Reincarnation were incompatible with Christian religious belief and many of us turned to “The New Age” throwing our conventional faith out of the window.
But there is still a feeling of puzzlement, anger and loss about the belief system we were born into and wanted to make special. I believe that studying Kabbalah and the Teachings of Jesus can heal that rift. We don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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