St John with Melchizedek in the cave on Patmos
Jesus took the flesh and blood of a man, and this means that he had a mother and a father. But he spent the eighteen years of his life about which the Gospels are silent (from the age of twelve to the age of thirty) in the kingdom of Melchizedek, king of justice and of peace; and there, in the company of all the highest initiates, he did tremendous work for the whole world.
He was about thirty when he returned to Palestine to accomplish his mission and extend to his own disciples his close relationship with the kingdom of Melchizedek.
The school of Melchizedek
There is a tradition common to all religions that a mysterious kingdom exists in an inaccessible region known as the ‘land of the immortals’ or ‘land of the living.’ This mysterious kingdom is the kingdom of Melchizedek, but only a few initiates with close links to Melchizedek have first-hand knowledge of it.
No initiate can reach the summit without going through the school of Melchizedek. It is he who gives human beings access to the Sephirah Kether, for he possesses the knowledge of all the angelic hierarchies; he moves freely from one to the other and has millions of angels at his service.
Jesus introduced St John to Melchizedek
He watches over the evolution of mankind, guiding it according to God’s plan and intervening to restore order when human beings stray from the path laid down for them. And as the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire are at his service, he has all powers.
Jesus put St John in touch with Melchizedek. Of course, details of this kind are never mentioned by the established religions, but anyone who is capable of doing some research in the archives of initiatic science will find them recorded there.
Melchizedek was called by different names over the ages
The being whom St John saw in his vision, therefore, the being who declared, ‘I am Alpha and Omega… the beginning and the end,’ was none other than Melchizedek. He is called by different names according to the cycles of the ages because his name is magic.
It is very important that you should know who this great being was, for St John was transported to his kingdom of Salem so that he should be capable of writing the Book of Revelation. It was there that he was shown the depths of the earth and of the seas; it was there that he saw how the spirits do their work in nature by means of the four elements; and it was there that he contemplated the angelic hierarchies.
To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Sèvres, January 4, 1959
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