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Katie relived a life of an Essene teacher named Suddi who lived in the mysterious enclave called Qumran, high atop a bluff in the West Bank overlooking the Dead Sea. It was near here that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered nearly 70 years ago.
And it was in Qumran where holy men of the Essene way of life prophesized, waited and prepared for Jesus, the Messiah. Through my sessions with Katie I conversed with Suddi at many different times: With his uncle Joseph of Arimathaea, and sometimes his mother Mary, Jesus traveled the known world and sought council with the wise men of India, Egypt and ancient Britain before returning home to Judea, a meeting place of east and west, to perform a myriad of miracles and teach the people with his ministries before his death and ultimate rebirth. According to Suddi, from a very young age Jesus radiated a calm wisdom and empathy.
He readily absorbed the knowledge taught to him by his Essene masters.
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To my surprise, Suddi quickly dispelled one of the main doctrines of Christianity. When I asked Suddi if there was anything unusual about the birth of Jesus , he replied: This was the only unusual occurrence of his birth. His mother was a woman like others, just like his father, he was a man.
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Jesus was more open than others, and it was time for the knowledge to be brought forth. The earliest known proposer of this etymology was P. Melanchthon, in Johann Carion , Chronica , , folio 68 verso. Among the other proposers before , e. Paul's epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: Archived 15 January at the Wayback Machine. A Study in Creative Mythology , London Josephus' mention of the three-year duration of the Essene probation may be compared with the phased character of the entrance procedure in the Qumran Rule of the Community [1QS; at least two years plus an indeterminate initial catechetical phase, 1QS VI].
The provisional surrender of property required at the beginning of the last year of the novitiate derives from actual social experience of the difficulties of sharing property in a fully communitarian setting, cf.
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