James V wrote:
BTW, that Tiphareth, the central sephirah on the Etz Chaim, is associated symbolically with the sun, does not mean that it represents the sun. Something you would know if you actually did have the first understanding of Kabbalah.
Who said I had any understanding of Kabalah? And even if I did, where did I say any different? But thanks for putting me in my place.
Well, if I thought you'd actually get in there.
Besides, that's the whole point. Jesus is associated symbolically, metaphorically, allegorically with the sun. He is essentially a solar deity, a mythical personification of the sun, an avatar. No, Jesus is not the sun. Only the sun is the sun.
The sun, moon, seven planets, and twelve zodiac signs are also just labels. The sun is less so than the zodiacal signs, it's true.
Jesus as a solar deity is more embroidery. Christianity is an authentic initiatory mystery school with some of its roots in solar worship, but actually mostly nothing to do with history.
It is entirely fair to say that the origins of Christianity lie in ancient sun worship. I also think a great deal of insight can be gained through a study of this subject.
It is debatably fair to say this. Unfortunately, it misses the point entirely.
If you are interested in what Acharya actually argues, I suggest starting here
. That's the first article I read by Acharya, and while some of the details are controversial and still stir up much debate, on the whole the point is clear.
I read the first page. Please link me to when she places the mystical sayings of Jesus historically, ie in the pre-Christian era. Where is, say, the Gospel of Thomas sourced from historically?