The Divine Seed: The Esoteric Teachings of Jesus

The Divine Seed: The Esoteric Teachings of Jesus


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The Divine Seed is Ervast’s lasting gift to Christian seekers. The Divine Seed is the esoteric decoding of Jesus’ teachings, including the parables, the Sermon on the Mount, and The Lord’s Prayer, from renowned 20th century Finnish scholar and prolific lecturer, Pekka Ervast. In order to uncover the Holy Bible’s hidden knowledge, Ervast argues that the seeker must first adopt the theosophical perspective, which endeavors to reveal science behind religion. Ervast carefully takes into account the existing two-fold theological critique of the New Testament: that which argues Jesus and his disciples as mythical symbols rather than true historical figures; and that which argues Jesus as a real-life character, entirely human rather than divine. In this way, Ervast’s The Divine Seed explores the Bible through three lenses of interpretation: feeling, intelligence and will, concluding that revelation occurs only when it is read via the third lens—"will", established in practical life experience.

In order to tap into this "will" interpretation of the Bible, Ervast tells us we must locate the necessary keys, which are located within The Gospels. The first of these keys reveals a sequential order in which the books of the Bible must be properly studied; an arrangement completely opposite from what has been traditionally assumed correct. Beginning with the New Testament, The Divine Seed applies these hidden keys, resulting in an illuminated Christ view of life and death.

The Divine Seed is a profound contribution that translates cryptic gospel verses to reveal an innate theosophical description of a glorious spiritual hierarchy, which Jesus tells us, serves to assist souls incarnating into human vehicles. These souls, a vast population of divine sparks, have lost their spiritual understanding due to the Ego’s interference, which through mystical allegory, Jesus says must remain until the soul’s harvest. Ervast reconciles several Christian paradoxes by explaining their intended message regarding past lives, karma, and the dichotomy of good and evil, an explanation most often denounced or overlooked by dogmatic, exoteric interpretations lacking the deeper knowledge.


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"Prolific Finnish Theosophist and mythographer Pekka Ervast (1875-1934) unpacks his unique and disciplined take on esoteric Christianity. The title refers to the teachings of Jesus, and what is required to be an authentic follower. This carefully thought out exegesis sheds light on the "second wave" of Theosophical writers after Blavatsky and that period's reading of scripture, emphasizing critical thought, contemplation, and personal relevance."
Jordan Stratford, Gnostic priest and author of Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing