Anne-Marie Wegh Quotes



Best 17 Quotes by Anne-Marie Wegh

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ Quotes

“After the annunciation of the birth of John by Gabriel, Luke proceeds with the annunciation of the birth of Jesus to Mary by the same angel.

The hidden meaning of this second birth is that it will come about in John: the birth of the Christ-child in his soul.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“For Jews and 'heathens' in the time of Jesus it was important to be able to see him as the Son of God. However, this same Divine status constitutes for many people nowadays a religious challenge.

Someone who is born of a virgin and walks on water; few people can still accept that. And as Son of God, Jesus is far removed from the spiritual seeker. It is difficult to compare yourself to a perfect God-man.

This is one of the reasons why his mother Mary is sometimes more popular among believers than Jesus: as woman of flesh and blood she is much closer to us.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“In reality Jesus and John were the same person. After a long process of purification, a unification with God occurs within John.

He continues his life – at least in the gospels – by a new name: Jesus the Christ. He has become the Messiah, for whom the Jews had anxiously waited all those many centuries. ”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“Jesus could not perform any miracles where people already knew him. It’s difficult for people to acknowledge someone with whom they grew up as prophet, let alone as Messiah. Even his brothers, who traveled with him, doubted him.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“Jesus was human being who became so intimate with God that he called Him Father. That’s something a modern spiritual seeker can relate to. That inspires imitation. And that is what Jesus wanted.

Jesus’ deeds, his teachings, his death and resurrection, are unique in human history. That he began his life under a different name, takes nothing away from that.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“John the Baptist, however, was not merely the herald of Jesus. He was Jesus. He became a Christos, an anointed one, after his process of God-realization, symbolized by the baptism in the Jordan.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“Mary plays a varying symbolic role in the gospel stories; she represents the inner feminine on different levels. In the annunciation of the birth of Jesus she represents the soul (which has been regarded as feminine since antiquity).

The conception of the Christ-child will take place through the 'overshadowing' of the Holy Spirit, says verse 35. Said otherwise: the Divine birth in the soul (Mary) will be possible because the Holy Spirit will perform the necessary purifications.

In the average spiritual aspirant this takes years rather than months. During this period one is 'pregnant' by the Holy Spirit. Mary will be pregnant and bear a son without having intercourse with a man (verse 34).

This virgin birth – for twenty centuries a topic of heated debate – confirms that this is not about a physical but a spiritual birth.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“The artists who incorporated the John-is-Jesus-message in their paintings made use of devices and alterations to traditional iconography that include:

- John and Jesus look nearly identical.
- John carries the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner ('Behold the Lamb of God') but points to himself instead of to Jesus, as if to say: I am the Lamb of God.
- John carries a wooden cross with the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner missing, which connects him to the crucifixion.
- Jesus points to John instead of the other way around, or they point at each other.
- John, Jesus and/or one of the others on the painting display with their hands the 2=1-code: someone on the painting raises two fingers and (someone else) one finger. In other words: the two persons are in reality one.
- The others on the painting look at John instead of (the infant) Jesus. Anachronism is customary in paintings of this era: for example, John is depicted as a grown man and Jesus as child.
- John is displayed in a fashion that gives him the appearance of Jesus.
- The dove of the Holy Spirit hovers over John instead of Jesus at the baptism, or is positioned between them.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“The evangelist Luke gives us the most details of the life of John. Because of this gospel John is generally seen as the cousin of Jesus, but this is not confirmed by the other three evangelists.

Luke opens his gospel with the annunciation of the birth of John by the angel Gabriel to the priest Zechariah. When we look at chapter 1 with the right kind of eyes, the message of Gabriel about John could easily be construed to be about his future life as Jesus the Christ.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“Through the ages there has been a small group of free spirits, artists and mystics who guarded the secret that John the Baptist was Jesus. I have identified a large number of paintings from the 15th century and later, with pointers to John and Jesus being the same person.

The pointers are usually subtle. The church was an important employer to many artists, and they could not afford to openly question established dogma. John and Jesus the same person... that would have been intolerable!

The large amount of paintings with a John-is-Jesus code, and the variations with which the theme is tackled, gives the impression of a certain delight on the part of the artists with exploring the forbidden subject.


John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

“Traditionally, John is depicted as an ascetic with a robe of camel hair, pointing with his finger to Jesus.

Often he carries a banner with the words Ecce Agnus Dei, which means 'Behold the Lamb of God'; the words which John uttered when Jesus approached him to be baptized by him.”

John the Baptist Who Became Jesus the Christ

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved. Quotes

“In Christian iconography, Jesus is often depicted with his index finger and middle finger raised. This gesture is commonly explained as blessing, but its origin and meaning are entirely obscure.

The remaining hidden symbology in art clears up this mystery: the two raised fingers express the merger of opposites. This gesture is supposed to make clear to us that Jesus made the two (energy channels) into one (the kundalini flowing in the spine).

Said otherwise: the masculine and the feminine in him have merged. The duality has been transformed into oneness. In him the sacred marriage has taken place.”

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.

“In her gospel, Mary has Jesus use the image of the (re-)building of a temple, when he speaks about his future resurrection.

There are several clues that the temple of Solomon was not a physical building; among others the remarkable fact that during the building no sounds of tools were heard.

The temple was built in seven years, a reference to the seven chakras. For the interior, Hiram was enlisted.”

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.

“Not only the kundalini energy but also the two energy channels that connect a person with duality, move in spirals upward, along the spinal column to the head.

The traditional hair style of orthodox (Hasidic) Jews refers to this: two curly strands of hair at both sides of the head. These so-called payot grow from the temples: the level at which the two energy channels merge during the sacred marriage. ”

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.

“That we should see the resurrection as the finale of a kundalini process is expressed by Mary’s bodily movements. The hidden symbolism appears when we read the text carefully.

First Mary stoops down and looks into the tomb (verse 11). By the stooping down of Mary and the word 'into' appears the image of the kundalini energy that is 'coiled' up in the tomb of the pelvis.

When Mary comes back up again, she turns twice to Jesus (verses 14 and 16). This is confusing: why does she turn twice? This does not agree with our sense of logic. It is the intention of the author that this draws our attention, because her turning-movements have an important deeper meaning: she is depicting the 'kundalini serpent' that spirals upward to the crown.”

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.

“The appearance of risen Jesus to Mary Magdalene, who visits his tomb, is moving and full of meaning. This event is described most elaborately in the fourth gospel.

Now that we know that Mary is its author, it becomes nothing but logical that she didn’t sum up this encounter in a few words, as did the other evangelists. All details were carefully chosen to tell us how we should interpret the resurrection.

During his lifetime, Jesus obtained an immortal light-body: the result of a completed kundalini process. In him, the two divine counterpoles united, and he became one with God the Father: I and the Father are one (John 10:30).

While still alive, he returned to the Paradise from which Adam and Eve were expelled. He was a 'master builder' and, like King Solomon before him, has made of himself an indestructible temple, to which physical death had no claim. All these aspects, Mary incorporated in the eight verses in which she described her encounter with him.”

Mary Magdalene, the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.

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“We see in the Bible frequently a circular movement to describe the rising kundalini. With the fall of Jericho, for instance, when God instructs the priests to walk around the city seven times, carrying the Ark of the Covenant.

With King Solomon, who builds winding stairs in his temple (1 Kings 6:8). With Samson, who is made to walk in circles to drive a grindstone (Judges 16:21).

Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron, performs a whirl-dance after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea on dry land. This whirl-dance, or mahol (from the verb hul, to whirl), is still performed by Jews during feasts and festivals.”

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