The Oracular Gnosis of Christianity: A Hellenic Restoration Overview



The Oracular Gnōsis of Christianity’ is an overview of James Morgan Pryse’s radically different interpretation of the Christian religion, which is similar to facts propagated by Dr. Richard Carrier in our time. This will just go over some ancient Hellenic esotericism.

The text called “New Testament,” is not a “sacred” scripture. It has semblances with the writings of Philo Judaeus (Philōn Judaios), and commonalities with the Greek allegorical dramas and prose poems.

It syncretised the Hellenic teletai with the Jewish.

According to James Morgan Pryse, the New Testament was written by men, who forged a new religion like many syncretisms of the time, that were not built on historical figures, but ‘literary types.’ To understand this, there is needed a basic knowledge of two things:

  1. the Sōd (MYSTERIES) of the Jews, and
  2. the Teletai (mystery observances) of “the Greeks” and others.

The facts that will force you to observe or examine your own private practice. The knowledge will affect how you redirect your introspective practice, and includes that practice in action in daily living. The Hellenic philosophy, as with Platonism is infused with a knowledge about both psychic and mental discipline. It is the basis of the mysteries and its notions about the development of man.

Combined with the ethics, dietary observations, and practical mysticism, it forms or reconstructs the classical formula of the early Christians. Those who were termed “Chrestian,” practice the Christian way towards Christos — the Logos, or divine Nous, and may not even be of the religion. It is through the inner chambers (the adytum) of the daimōn, the initiate gains the power to conquer the self. The Greeks called this power in their allegorical dramas, poems and mythology, Ares (Lat. Mars), who is checked by Athena (the Intelligence of The God).

All the ideas have their correspondences.

These dramas possess instructions, as well as the keys to the symbols underlying the Christian fable. It is possible, not under the Aristotelian philosophy though, that a student is capable of learning the faculty of apprehending truth, without the aid of inductive reasoning. Plato simply termed this power — “Intuition.”


A study of the sects and theologies from the River Jordan and old Phoenician-worships with the Hellenic Systems is sufficient to give us an entirely new perspective about the origins of Christianity and its doctrines. The Christian Religion contain elements that reveal a syncretism, or union between Judaism and the Hellenic Mysteries.

There’s nothing in it, newly taught, even the Avatara concept. With the exception of the doctrine of vicarious atonement by the theologians, how can it be a new testament?

How did we get from the Jordan Nazorenes, who were Jews, to the Pharisees, and the New Testament theology? Whence, the many doctrinal systems, and early rabbinical period work passed out of record, come? What were those glad tidings spoken by those at the banks of the river Jordan, who intermingled? Are those same people then, or even of the classical periods in Rome, the Christians today? The Christians stepped out from Judaism, which itself spread out from the old Dionysian-worship (of Adonis).

It was on the lands of Galilee, of Lebanon, of Israel and Phoenicia, Adonis was said to descend down the streams of the Jordan River, bringing the vernal and autumnal rain. The “false gods” denounced by the Christians is the same LIFE supreme they pray to. Whether in Syria, or Moab, and Mesopotamia, your feared “Moloch,” or Baal (El) the primal (or invisible) SUN is also Adon, Adonis, or Adonai of the highplaces and temples of the Ancients of the Near-East civilisations. Among those Nazarenes of the desert, the Mysteries of Adonis (ADON) lived, and rivers bore the name of Adonis, remarked Lucian of Samosata. The Nazarenes, belonged to Adonis, whom was of many names; and they were said to intermingle along the banks of the river Jordan, we are taught with the Nabatheans, Essenians, and Sabeans.

This man, the Christians believe existed, the Nabi whom was called Rabbi, a wanderer and a wise man, is also known in their sacred literature in the Greek as a Chrestos, because a pure man (his trials are that of initiates). He is Nazoraios, because of his separation, from other men, like the sect of Iaonnes (or John the Baptist).

In all ways, the Iesous-character is unlike his contemporaries.

This itinerant character of the New Testament, Iesous, prays inward to ‘The God’ (from within), like the Buddhists and Yogis. The conventionalists look into the sky for The GOD; but the Wise Man like the outer (physical Sun), knows that their essence is identical to the Father-SPIRIT. What makes the modern Christian wise? What is the Hidden Wisdom of Sōd, of Theion (the DEITY) they possess, which sets them generally apart from men and rulers of the World, like this Iesous? They call themselves the followers of Iesous Christos.

What of Epiphinius of Salamis, whom remarked that those whom we call Christians, were also known equally, as Nazoraeans, and called Essenians, or those whom intermingled along the banks of the Jordan? Who are those who went out from them, saying they are the true representatives of their Sōd, or Mysteries (the ARCANUM)? From how many Protestants are we to decipher holds the (real) Gnosis?

untitledNow, the true reason why these Nazorenes, who were mystics of old Palestine, were set apart from the Rabbis and Tanaïm of the time, and joined with the Gnostic Jews whom all joined on the banks of the river for Baptism: Judaism was the very first off-shoot from the Mystery-Religions, particularly, the Adonis-Baal, or Bacchus-worship (Adonis). It still retains the impressions of that principally, old Phoenician and Babylonian worship; but the Pharisees, e.g., laid much stress on the technicalities, forms and ceremonies of worship. Like the rites of the Catholic Church, and the Orthodox. The Jewish Patriarchates, or Aions, correspond to the mythic Kings of Babylon — “Mysteries,” both founded on the worship of the Concealed God, and masked by an exoteric polytheism, as in India.

Damascius, the last of the Neoplatonists, knew of the Babylonian worship, stating, that they passed over in silence, concerning the “One Principle of the Universe” (Abstract SPACE), just as confirmed in Acts, about the “Hidden God,” the Mystery of the Jews, as known to the Kabbalists, and was known to the Zurvanites of classical Persia. Christianity is not the only Religion in History, to assert a doctrine about a god, whom is called the Only-begotten Son (the ANOINTED), who is the PNEUMA. The names of the patriarchs (aeons) in the Hebrew System, are evidently the same in different names,as the mythic ten in the Babylonian system; and corresponding further with Greek Hellenic and Pre-Hellenic and Roman gods.

Contained in that mythology of the patriarchs of the Hebrews, is a mathematical formula about “the ONE” (Monad) in Pythagoreanism.

What we call divinely-revealed scriptures were written by men. Christian Theologists speak of Clement and Origen “borrowing” from the Platonists, and it is because such philosophies contained the keys to understanding the older doctrines and text, so glossed over by literalist interpretations. Verily, from what has been stated, it is not Judaism that disbelieved in Christianity, but that Judaism believed in those Mysteries, concerning the Son of the Silence, Logos, or Nous.

The latter is universal, while cyclically in their doctrinal beliefs, there are other Initiates who are Christos, born of the Pneuma, and the Fire, that is Light and Life, as known to the Ionians as the first-principle before the Christians. Yet, who has stated, they are as the wise ones of the desert of Adon, who joined on the banks of the river, Jordan — whom the Cyril of Jerusalem said was the beginning of the Evangels? Modern Christians. The Evangels, reveal the syncretism, shared between the Greek Hellenic and Hebrew system. The Egyptian and Chaldean theologies were drawn into the Hellenic mysteries. The Jews of the Yahweh-cult were influenced by Persian Zoroastrians.

The metaphysical and religious principles concerning the Christos all precede the Christian dogmas. The Jews already had the doctrine.

The esoteric doctrine about the Son of Man, or Sod.

How then, can the modern usurpers be its best interpreter? It is from the Jewish philosophy and familiarity with the Greeks and Romans, this argument follows. It is right in the Jewish commentaries; and their masked doctrines about the seven Aions and Planets. One recognises the same Silence (unfathomable), or the name of who their initiates do not pronounce. The same Pater (Father) in Zeus/Jupiter; Minerva (Selene-Helena) or Athena is in Christian conceptions.

The difference from the Pagans is superficial.

Bacchus (Adonis), also called Silenus (the Silence) too was said to be the only worthy one of the “Virgin” (Venus). Venus is also a metaphysical principle in the oracular office (theogony) for Matter, from which came forth, a Son, called Dionysodotus. Dionysodotus is “Apollo,” the SUN, also known as the “Son of Man,” whose words to the Delphian oracles read — “Man, Know Thyself.” “Thyself” is the point rooted in the Pneuma (the Spirit concealed in and through Matter), or first-born. The same concepts existed in Buddhism and in India, through the Upanishads and Advaita.

The Hellenic Restoration of these concepts under the Greek Gnosis exonerates the Gnostics, and reveals a higher philosophy. It puts the Christian thinker of such style in league with the ancients, rather than against them. It reveals a psychology of inducing the regeneration of the god within; signaling the end of blind faith, and the rise of proofs.

Complimentary Reading:

Ancient Origin of Names of Great Gods

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