The Celts of Britain were
peace loving, ruled by a Druid High Counsel. Both Druid and Celt were
pagan. They believed in many gods. The main difference between the two
was the Druids made human sacrifices and the Celts did not believe in
taking a human life. This is where Joseph of Arimathea knew he could
offer the new way of Christianity to the people of Britain. Arimathea
did have to compromise with the people.
Pagan holidays like Easter, Harvest, Maypole and Hallow Eve were shared
between the two religions. Arimathea was familiar with the pagan
traditions. Different septs of the Jewish tribes practiced very similar
traits as the pagans. Each religion had a great god, Druids - the sun
god, Celts, the moon god. Arimathea convinced the people that the Jewish
God was the Great God.
Arimathea benefited by the similar religious traits shared between the
Pagan and the Nazarite. These teachings were the same that Joseph had
been taught. The teachings were; astronomy, astrology, herbal healing,
science and mathematics. Joseph and the Brits where able to understand
each other on the grounds of their teaching. Tarot cards were already
being used by some Jews. Joseph was able to convert the new teachings of
Jesus the Christ to the old form of Tarot cards.
The Tarot and degrees of Priesthood was carried from the Nazarites to the
Grail Kings. The Keepers of the Grail achieved degrees as in geometrical
forms, ( 3rd degree, 32nd degree etc.) compared to the degrees of the
Jewish Priests. The practice of the Tarot was religious with strong
Christian under tones. Every card has a meaning but certain ones referred
to God, the Church and other saints of the church.
While Joseph was converting Britain, a new cult sprang up. It spread like
wild fire across Europe. This was the Church of Mary Magdalene. Mary M.
had been a high priestess in her pagan religion before she was converted.
She was highly educated and wore the scarlet robes like that of a Cardinal
in the Catholic Church. People believed her to be holy because she had
the Justus' children to carry on the Royal bloodline of King David. The
cult believed Jesus Justus should be the rightful King of Israel.
All of this leads to the modern day teaching of Masonry. Joseph of
Arimathea, Britain, Church of Mary Magdalene, Grail Keepers and Grail King
all make up the early esoteric group. The Grail Kings and Keepers were
all a highly educated group of the Christian Church.
The Roman Church was afraid of their power of education therefore
denouncing all of Arimathea's teachings. The Celts enjoyed the new
religion. Especially the part about finding the light. Celts from all
across Europe rebelled against the Roman Church because the did not teach
the simplicities of Arimathea's foundation.
Even in today's modern world, people are constantly searching for
enlightenment. Many feel empty or lost with no morals to guide
them....Joseph and his eccentric group was able to achieve enlightenment
by educating men about the earth and the mystics surrounding her. This
made the Dark Ages so much brighter.
Completely through all of this conversion, the Grail Keepers were very
active yet remained silent in all they witnessed. Today this is compared
to the oath a Lawyer or Solicitor would take to honor his client.
This was Joseph's compromise with the Celts and Druids. They excepted the
Christian beliefs and stopped performing human sacrifices yet were allowed
to carry on their scientific practices and incorporate them into the new
Christian Church of Britain. This was compromised worked for 800 years.
The Knights Templar excelled into the future...