Mystical Life of Jesus offers uncommon perspective
A lot of right-wing Christians would be outraged if they read Sylvia Browne’s book The Mystical Life of Jesus because it portrays him as a prophet rather than a savior.
Browne offers her perspective, which she has acquired through not only extensive reading, but also information she says came through her spirit guide, Francine. She credits the established church for having revised, edited and more or less messed up the Bible for the massive misunderstandings about Jesus and His purpose here on earth.
Firstly, she says there was no virgin birth. However, Jesus was indeed the Son of God, but she adds that we are all sons and daughters of God. The difference is that Jesus came with a purpose, which was to pass on the message that God is not the angry, vengeful God as most believed. Rather that He is a loving and forgiving God who cares about His creations.
In this book, Browne also offers explanations for the many missing years of Jesus’ life, years that are not mentioned at all in the Bible. She claims he traveled to various places including Byzantine (now Istanbul), Turkey where he studied with the Essenes and learned Gnosticism. He also traveled to India where he learned eastern philosophies including healing and meditation.
It was after several years of travel and learning that he returned with great fanfare to Nazareth where Browne says he married Mary Magdalene during the wedding feast at Cana where He turned water into wine. Browne also gives her reasons for believing this is so, but it is ultimately up to the reader to decide what resonates as truth and what does not. In fact, she encourages her readers to discern the difference.
Whether Browne is on the right track with her beliefs is difficult to determine. She does believe Jesus is still “divine” in that He was sent here with a specific message for the people of His time. He truly was on a “mission from God” and He knew it, she says.
There is much more about the life of Jesus that Browne reveals, but I don’t want to give away everything here. You will have to read the book for yourself to learn more and to make up your own mind.
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