This is a transcript of an invited talk presented by the author at the 4th Annual International UFO Congress Summer Seminars, September 17, 2001. It gives the true teachings of Jmmanuel (aka Jesus) according to scrolls unearthed in 1963, and now known as the Talmud of Jmmanuel.
KEY TEACHINGS OF JMMANUEL Thank you for being here today. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dietmar Rothe, author of this wonderful book: “In Search of Truth and Freedom,” two important values needed for a meaningful life. In addition to introducing my own book, I will discuss the teachings in another important book, “The Talmud of Jmmanuel,” which I helped translate into English. But, first, let me tell you about my background: I was born in Germany shortly before WWII. Having personally experienced the horrors and senselessness of war, I began questioning traditional values associated with nationalism and organized religion. And I soon realized that human governments cannot legislate truth or freedom and cannot instill true values and purpose in our lives. After emigrating from my homeland at age 17, I lived in eastern Canada and in the western United States, but grew no permanent roots anywhere. – Home to me is planet Earth. Professionally, I have been an engineer and scientist with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. For three decades after leaving school, I performed pioneering research in atomic physics, plasma physics, rocket propulsion and high-energy laser development. But my personal philosophy has crystallized out of a lifelong study of the world's philosophies, sciences and religions. I was strongly influenced by Eastern Philosophy, by the Idealism and Romanticism of the eighteenth century and by New Age thought. All this in combination with my own experiences has allowed me to construct a self-consistent world view, which goes beyond the narrow doctrines of organized religion and establishment science. In the process of personal growth and understanding, I recognized that science is almost entirely descriptive and is itself only a belief system. True understanding and meaning have to come from a personal quest of discovery. My own path from ignorance to awareness is detailed in this recently published book, which explores the physical and spiritual realities of life. It attempts to answer questions such as: Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? What is spirit? What is the universe made of? Is truth absolute or relative? How do we gain freedom, happiness and personal power? Let me explain the basic philosophy that I adhere to and which has been pondered by wise men and women throughout the ages – Namely that the primary nature of reality is spiritual, and that spiritual power creates and maintains all material manifestations, and that it guides the evolution of the universe. Furthermore, the universal spiritual substructure has a consciousness, an intelligence and a memory of its own. Even though such a Global Consciousness, existing on a spiritual level, has been denied by mainstream science, it is being recognized in such concepts as: The WEB OF LIFE – Chief Seattle, Fritjof Capra NOOSPHERE – Teilhard de Chardin GAIA HYPOTHESIS – James Lovelock MORPHIC FIELDS – Rupert Sheldrake AKASHIC RECORD – Ancient Vedic Hindu Philosophy So, I am not alone in my convictions. Let’s put my book aside for the moment, because I want to talk about the words of wisdom spoken by a man wiser than I, as recorded in an ancient document. I came across this document in 1995 and found it surprisingly consistent with the truth discovered through my own efforts. I have studied it ever since and helped correct its translation into the English language. I strongly believe that this is a genuine document, containing the unadulterated teachings of the Prophet Jmmanuel, who preached about the power of the spirit 2,000 years ago, as he traveled through the Holy Land and India. Jmmanuel’s teachings were preserved in an ancient scroll that was rediscovered in 1963, after having been encased in resin and buried for 20 centuries. Scholars who studied this text believe it to be the unedited source document on which the gospel of St. Matthew is based. It is now available in a clear English translation as the third edition of the “Talmud of Jmmanuel” [or TJ for short]. These true teachings of Jmmanuel form a self-consistent, logical body of knowledge and wisdom that deviates significantly from the severely redacted stories in the New Testament. I have distilled this knowledge and will present some of it here as the “Key Teachings of Jmmanuel.” SLIDE 1 [Key Teachings of Jmmanuel] Most of you will recognize these words of wisdom as the eternal truth, because deep inside, at a subconscious level, you already know them. I will speak slowly, because every word is important. The TJ makes it clear that our genetic roots lie in the cosmos, and that there are other human populations scattered throughout the galaxy. Extraterrestrial beings have monitored and guided Earth humanity’s evolution for millions of years. We need to accept this “alien” presence and extract meaning and value from this for our own spiritual growth. Only ignorant people with an impoverished consciousness will keep asking: “Is there intelligent life out there?” In truth, the entire universe is alive and intelligent, because the infinitely intelligent Creation spirit maintains everything that exists within its consciousness. “The time will come, when humankind must turn around and become reacquainted with the eternal values of life.” [TJ36:26] It is clear, my friends, that the time is now! Jmmanuel says in TJ10:44: “Truly, I have not come to bring peace, but the sword of knowledge about the power of the spirit, which dwells within humans.” Every one of us has an immortal spirit, which is a fragment of the universal spirit of Creation, and the power of this spirit is nothing less than life. But why does Jmmanuel talk about the “sword” of knowledge? The “sword” of knowledge will cut through the lies and deceptions and expose the everlasting values. I will reveal some of this knowledge today. But remember, in the end, it is not knowledge, but wisdom that is important; the wisdom to apply this knowledge to your life and your spiritual growth. “There is no eye equal to wisdom, no darkness equal to ignorance, no power equal to the power of the spirit, and no terror equal to the poverty of consciousness.” [TJ26:27] Before delving deeper into the teachings of Jmmanuel, let me warn you that the eternal truth, as proclaimed by Jmmanuel, may be considered blasphemy by those of you who adhere to carefully nurtured and manipulated religious doctrines. Jmmanuel, who later became known as Jesus, did not claim to be god, nor the son of god. Furthermore, gods are human and should not be confused with the infinitely powerful Spirit of Creation. And many other concepts in Judeo-Christian doctrine are incompatible with Jmmanuel’s teachings: Foremost among these are the concepts of sin, heaven and hell, along with the ideas that a person has to be saved by divine grace to get to heaven, and that god, by means of the devil, will punish unrepentant souls in hell. Truly, you will not be punished for your errors by the spirit of Creation, because Creation is not vindictive. There are only two fundamental sins: IGNORANCE and POVERTY OF CONSCIOUSNESS. And you have to find your own salvation through conscious effort by taking responsibility for you life. SLIDE 2 [Creation] Creation is the conscious, living spirit that pervades and embraces every part of the cosmos. It is infinite, because it creates all space. It is eternal, because it creates time, rather than being subject to time. It is manifest in every star, galaxy and in every subatomic particle. It is all-powerful, because it drives all processes throughout the universe. It is all-knowing, because it is the source of all intelligence. It is alive, because it is the sum total of all living things. It can appear in any form, because it creates all form. It rules the universe, including all conscious life, through its eternal laws. The cosmos contains all kinds of life forms, including gods, space traveling species and Earth humans. “God is a human being, like all the celestial sons and the terrestrial humans, except that he is vastly greater in consciousness.” [TJ4:40] SLIDE 3 [God Creates Man] Gods and their space-traveling celestial sons have come here repeatedly in the past to colonize Earth and to accelerate Earth human evolution – most recently 12 to 13,000 years ago. “Behold, god and his followers came from the depths of space ... and created here a new race and home with the early women of Earth.” [TJ1:88] Michelangelo’s version of god and his followers creating Adam is mostly symbolic, but otherwise accurate, insofar that it depicts god and his celestial sons as fully human figures and arriving from the heavens. SLIDE 4 [Space-traveling Gods I] Two space-traveling humans can be found in the background of a painting of the crucifixion, painted in 1350 and kept in a monastery in Kosovo. Other space beings are shown in cave paintings and petroglyphs dated at 12,000 and 8,000 years ago. SLIDE 5 [Space-traveling Gods II] “Their faces shone like the sun, and their eyes looked like burning torches ... They inhabited an environment of their own, because the air of this Earthly world would have been fatal to them.” [TJ4:24,25] The space beings depicted on a cave wall in northern Italy are in life-supporting space suits and carry some kind of instrument or weapon. The being in the petroglyph from the Sahara desert is also in a space suit. Disc-shaped craft are visible in the background. We have no reason to doubt that the stone-age artists encountered and depicted actual space aliens. By procreating new genetic variations of Earth human species the celestial sons enhanced our gene pool. "Behold, humans begotten by the celestial sons were different in a unique way ... Their bodies were white as snow and red as the rose blossom ... and their eyes beautiful. The human lineages will now retain their inherited beauty and propagate it further.” [TJ4:28-31] Heavenly genes are still evident in some of our more beautiful people. SLIDE 6 [Swimsuit Model Heidi Klum] Now that I have your attention, let me get to the more serious parts of the spiritual teachings. Humans throughout the universe are destined to evolve spiritually over many reincarnations. The Pleiaran teachers of Jmmanuel define seven levels of spiritual development. SLIDE 7 [Levels of Spiritual Evolution] Humans throughout the universe are destined to evolve spiritually over many reincarnations. The cosmic teachers of Jmmanuel define seven levels of spiritual development. Level 1 is concerned with simple survival. Primitive thought patterns and speech develop. At Level 2, rational thought is cultivated. Societies are established. We have cultural activities and primitive science. Empires rise and vanish. At Level 3, the first expressions of wisdom lead to intelligent use of knowledge. We see the beginnings of space travel here. – Earth human intelligence and spiritual advancement cover a wide range within Levels 2 and 3. At Level 4, humans are grasping the spiritual nature of reality and begin to utilize their spirit power. At Level 5, humans have learned to live in peace and harmony with the Laws and Directives of Creation. They are able to distort time and space for intergalactic space travel. This is the level of Jmmanuel’s cosmic teachers. Gods come from advanced stages of this level. In Level 6, advanced spirit forms have developed enough wisdom and power to be able to evolve further without the need of a physical body. At Level 7 spiritual beings have become perfect, ending their journey by merging with the spirit of Creation. I will now discuss the laws and directives of Creation, which govern life and which allow individual spirits to evolve. The fundamental principles of the Creational Realm are shown here: SLIDE 8 [Principia] I. Nothing exists and nothing happens outside of the consciousness of Creation. II. All of Creation strives toward perfection. These two principles are most significant, since everything else follows logically from them. If you remember nothing else from my lecture but these two principles, you will have planted the seeds for spiritual understanding. SLIDE 9 [Laws and Directives – The Creational Realm] Creation evolves over eons of time according to eternal principles and laws, which I have distilled and grouped into convenient topics. After my own comments, I will quote relevant verses directly from the TJ. We distinguish between LAWS of Creation and DIRECTIVES of Creation. The LAWS define the principles and forces governing the evolution of the universe. These Creational forces, which drive evolution, are: Life, Creativity, Logic, Love, Wisdom The DIRECTIVES are guidelines for humans on their individual paths of spiritual evolution. I will discuss the Laws of Creation first: SLIDE 10 [Laws of Creation] The Laws of Creation are the “Blueprint of Reality.” They describe the way it is. The physical laws that our sciences are discovering, such as the laws of physics, chemistry, biogenetics, engineering, etc. form a subset of the spiritual laws of Creation, because spirit controls the material world. Matter is the physical manifestation of a spiritual idea. And since the Creational laws are built on logic, the physical laws must also conform to logic. Our scientists are starting to uncover many of these physical laws, but are still a long way from understanding them. I will concentrate here on the spiritual aspects of the Laws of Creation; and so I have arbitrarily extracted the 12 most important aspects of Creation from the TJ: SLIDE 11 [1. IMMUTABILITY] You can rely on Creation. Unlike our governments, it never changes the rules. “But the laws of Creation are the laws of life and the spirit, therefore they are eternal and constant.” [TJ23:43] SLIDE 12 [2. OMNIPRESENCE] Creation brought forth all that exists out of itself and endows everything with spirit and life. “Within itself, Creation is pure spirit and therefore infinite power, because it is one within itself, and nothing exists outside of it.” [TJ21:28] SLIDE 13 [3. OMNIPOTENCE] In its creativity, love, logic and wisdom, and in its spiritual power, Creation stands immeasurably high above all individually existing life forms. “Behold, Creation stands above humanity, above god and above everything.” [TJ34:1] SLIDE 14 [4. LOVE] “Truly, I say to you, a love that is unlimited, constant and unfailing is unconditional and is a pure love, in whose fire all that is impure and evil will burn. Such a love is Creation’s love ...” [TJ32:39] SLIDE 15 [5. LOGIC] Every Effect has a Cause. Every Action has a Consequence. If the universe did not function according to logic, our sciences would be useless, because mathematical prediction would be impossible. “Commandments and laws are valuable only when they are derived from wisdom, and hence are logical.” [TJ26:11] SLIDE 16 [6. MYSTERY] No person can ever know and understand the last secrets of Creation. Only when a spirit has become all-wise through the experience of a millionfold existence and is ready to merge with Creation, will a spirit know the last mysteries of Creation. “... no one knows the secret of Creation, not even one person, and therefore neither god nor his followers.” [TJ11:29] SLIDE 17 [7. LIFE] The Life Force is the Power of the Spirit. Life is! It is everywhere, because the spirit of Creation is everywhere. “... and the power of the Creational spirit within humans embodies life.” [TJ10:7] SLIDE 18 [8. CREATIONAL EVOLUTION] “Since Creation is spirit and thus lives, even it must forever perfect itself. But since it is one within itself, it can perfect itself by way of its own creations, through the generation of new spirit forms that dwell within humans, give them life, and evolve toward perfection through their learning.” [TJ 34:4] SLIDE 19 [9. HUMAN EVOLUTION] The human spirit is a fragment of the universal Spirit of Creation. It gives life to humans and grows by enriching itself with love, logic and wisdom. “The spirit of each person is created specifically for the task of perfecting itself and gaining wisdom.” [TJ21:25] SLIDE 20 [10. SPIRITUAL IMMORTALITY & REINCARNATION] Once Created a Human Spirit is Indestructible. “The material life is limited, but the life of the spirit lasts forever...” [TJ34:22] A human spirit evolves through the experience gained in many lifetimes, because the spirit can only learn through the experience of life in a physical body. “Only through the circumstances of human life can humans develop and use their Creational powers in consciousness and in spirit.” [TJ32:25] SLIDE 21 [11. FREE WILL & DESTINY] Free Will Allows Humans to Learn by Trial, Error and Correction. Note, we don’t just learn by trial and error. We must recognize the error and make corrections. Creation guides the human life experience by leading a person into situations from which he or she can learn a needed lesson. “Thus humans live with the mission of perfecting their spirits and obtaining insight and knowledge through mistakes, so that they may lead the lives for which they were destined.” [TJ18:53] and “Thousands of lights will guide humans along their path, provided they observe and follow them.” [TJ32:31] – and last, but not least, the subject of SLIDE 22 [12. JUSTICE] Justice Follows Logically from the Laws of Creation – but Creation does not Judge. If you jump off a cliff, gravity may kill you, but there is no judgment involved. The consequences are automatic. When you needlessly harm another creature, you also harm your own spirit by retarding its development. The consequences are automatic. “When one makes a mistake that serves the insight, knowledge, and progress of the spirit, there is no punishment, neither in this life nor in any subsequent life.” [TJ18:52] And this is the way it is — But what is our responsibility within the grand plan of Creation? For this, Creation has given us two specific DIRECTIVES. SLIDE 23 [Directives of Creation] These are: 1. Seek Wisdom and the Creational Realm 2. Honor Creation above All In common language, the FIRST DIRECTIVE means: Take responsibility for your life and your spiritual evolution. “First, humans shall tend to their own progress in consciousness and spirit, so as to produce Creational harmony within themselves.” [TJ32:14] I have listed 5 action items under the FIRST DIRECTIVE: 1. PERFECT YOUR SPIRIT “ ... Therefore, humans should try without ceasing to broaden and deepen their knowledge, love, truth, logic, true freedom, genuine peace, harmony and wisdom, so that the spirit may be perfected and lifted up into its true home, becoming one with Creation.” [TJ36:28] 2. ATTEND TO YOUR SPIRITUAL NEEDS FIRST “What would it profit them if they should gain the whole world, yet still damage their consciousness?” [TJ18:38] 3. LEARN THROUGH LIFE’S EXPERIENCES Helen Keller said: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” And, of course she was right. Seek new wisdom through new experiences. “But if humans do not think and seek, they will not be able to attain wisdom and will remain fools.” [TJ26:15] Note that Jmmanuel was able to make the blind see and heal the terminally ill, but he was not able to cure the fools. If you remain a fool, nobody can help you. 4. CONQUER FEAR AND SEEK TRUE FREEDOM Love cannot blossom in the presence of fear. Personal power cannot blossom in the presence of fear. Therefore, seek spiritual wisdom to banish ignorance and poverty of consciousness, so that fear may be replaced with love and confidence. Free yourself from the enslaving power of false doctrines, evil passions, addictions, negative emotions, imagined needs and attachments. “ No greater darkness rules within humans than ignorance and lack of wisdom.” [TJ32:15] And now the last item: 5. GAIN SPIRITUAL POWER THROUGH ALIGNMENT. Develop spiritual power by aligning with Creation. Create a will that is aligned with the will of Creation, so that you learn to control your destiny. “Know this: Whatever a person may wish to accomplish, they must always first create the will to do so, because this is the law of nature. Thus a person determines the course of his life, known as fate.” [TJ21:17] The Second DIRECTIVE of Creation is: Honor Creation above All. "But the other directive, equal to the first, is this: You shall consider only Creation as omnipotent, for it alone is constant in all things and therein is timeless.” [TJ23:39] There are three related aspects of this Directive: 1. HONOR THE SPIRIT WITHIN Love and honor the spirit within you and others. 2. RESPECT THE WEB OF LIFE. Recognize that all life is interconnected and one in Creation, biologically and spiritually. Chief Seattle said it well: “Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” “Whatever human beings do, they shall do with the awareness of Creation's presence.” [TJ32:12] 3. VALUE SPIRITUAL WISDOM – because spiritual wisdom that recognizes the truth is the only true value in life. “For truly, I say to you: Do not throw your spiritual treasure into the dirt and do not waste it on the unworthy, because they will not thank you and will tear you apart, for their understanding is small and their spirit is weak.” [TJ7:10] This takes care of the Laws and Directives of Creation. Now, some of you will want to know: What happened to the 10 Commandments that Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai? The TJ acknowledges all of these “Commandments of God”, albeit in modified form, plus additional ones. SLIDE 24 [COMMANDMENTS OF GOD] 1. Honor God as Your King of Wisdom 2. Treat Others as You Want to Be Treated 3. Respect Those Who Teach & Guide You 4. Do Not Kill a Human Except in Self-defense 5. Do Not Abuse Power to Exploit Others 6. Refrain from Greed 7. Refrain from Envy 8. Be Honest and True 9. Do Not Malign 10. Judge Not Falsely 11. Be No Hypocrite 12. Know Your Worth 13. Use Resources Wisely 14. Help Those in Need The commandments of god define what is right for human conduct in order to make society functional. “The laws of god and those of the emperor are human laws and are intended to maintain law and order among the people.” [TJ23:42] Commandments 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 are related to the original commandments in Exodus 20. Commandments 2 and 10 to 14 can be found in one form or another in the New Testament. Numbers 5 and 6, however, are conspicuously absent in the biblical scriptures. We find this strange, since the ABUSE OF POWER and the GREED FOR WEALTH are the primary obstacles that prevent our societies from achieving peace, harmony and justice. I will quote from the TJ only where Jmmanuel’s teachings differ greatly from the commandments of Moses: Number 2 in my list is the “Golden Rule” familiar from the New Testament. “Everything that you wish people would do to you, do likewise to them.” [TJ7:16] Following the Golden Rule will come natural to you, if you have learned to observe the Second Directive of Creation, to love and honor the spirit within you and others. Regarding the Commandment of, “Thou shalt not kill,” the TJ is more specific: “Guilty are all those who kill when not acting in self-defense ...” [TJ5:23] Regarding GREED and the ABUSE OF POWER, we have: "Turn away from the evil of your false teachings, which you carry out with arrogance and with greed for power and fortune.” [TJ3:12] Regarding No. 10, the New Testament says: “Judge not, that ye not be judged.” But Jmmanuel’s actual statement was: “Judge not falsely, lest you be falsely judged.” [TJ7:1] Just one last comment about No. 12, “Knowing your Worth:” Jmmanuel says: “It is unwise and foolish for people to let others consider them greater or smaller than they really are.” [TJ24:14] In other words: Be neither arrogant nor meek, but act according to your level of spiritual wisdom. There is nothing in the TJ about “the meek inheriting the Earth.” The Earth is destined to be ruled by wisdom, so that ignorance and poverty of consciousness will be banished, and so that love, peace and harmony can flourish. This may not happen in our lifetime, but eventually, wise people on Earth will gain the upper hand. Thank you for your attention. For a full presentation with slides and powerpoint images refer to http://www.avilabooks.com/Jmmanuel.htm