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Juda's fate and the tragedy of human nature - Part 3

The Dance of Dualities: The Story of Judas and the Essence of Humanity

In ancient times, the landscapes of Judea and Rome were emblematic of contrasting energies working upon human self-awareness. These lands echoed the age-old battle between two cosmic adversaries: Ahriman and Lucifer. While Ahriman's dominion rested in Judaism, leading people to ossify their spirits in the name of the law, Lucifer seduced Rome, corrupting the human will. These opposing forces manifested in a way that killed thoughts, symbolizing the murder of the Father, and tainted the will, likened to an unholy marriage to the mother.

Amidst this duality, Christ's incarnation was carefully timed. He chose the fourth cultural era, specifically the heart of the Jewish people who were uniquely positioned between these two powers. Only in this nexus could Christ hope to salvage humanity from this dual threat, acting as a beacon of the higher ego to challenge the Luciferean and Ahrimanic influences.

The role of Judas Iscariot is deeply entwined with this narrative. His fate is intricately linked to the political and spiritual disposition of the Jewish people at that time. Standing at the convergence of souls, it was Judas, embodying humanity's lower-ego, who would lead humanity to Christ. Both touched by Ahriman and Lucifer, Judas' very presence among Christ's disciples was an inevitability.

The Jewish journey, as represented historically, pivoted towards egoism and individualism. From the shepherd-guided community under Abraham and Jacob, they evolved into the 'lost sheep of Israel'. This isolation marked their transformation into the metaphorical 'lost sheep without a shepherd', which found its epitome in Judas.

The concept of destruction is embodied by the scorpion. Just as the scorpion brings about disintegration, it also paves the way for rebirth. This dual nature of the scorpion reveals itself in human evolution. As the earthly ego overshadows the divine one, faith wanes, and disbelief that the superior Ego ever existed strengthens.

Every individual, in their quest for self-worth, awaits judgement – depicted by the "official scale". It's a scale that weighs the value of the ego, with the answer being a mere 30 pieces of silver, an allusion to the moon's cycle. This moonlit reward only reveals at night, suggesting that the ego, like the moon, merely reflects the light of another source. It implies that the human ego is a mere illusion, a facade, borrowing its radiance from a greater power.

For those who fail this test, the venomous sting of the scorpion awaits, leading them to the fate of Judas. Yet, for others, redemption lies in acknowledging their worth, as denoted in Zechariah 11-13, by returning the ill-gotten gains and seeking genuine value.

Intellectual consciousness, which often dominates self-awareness, has its origins in physical decomposition. Yet, a deeper awareness awaits those who look beyond this illusion. By consuming these moon-touched thoughts and integrating them into the body, they can be transformed into life-giving forces once more.

The narrative meanders to the Apostle Paul's realization: as one transcends the lower self, the higher self emerges, allowing Christ to reside within. Only the Gospel of Matthew chronicles the tragedy surrounding the 30 pieces of silver, symbolizing the human ego's conflict.

Judas's fate is emblematic. As he clutched the 30 pieces of silver, he held not just a monetary treasure, but an image of the human condition. Tragically, by the time Judas seeks redemption, it's too late. The lower ego's treachery against the higher self culminates in self-destruction, with death and self-harm being intertwined.

This narrative finds its climax in the sacraments of the Anointing in Bethany and the Last Supper. The former, a testament to the impending death of Christ, contrasts the pure love of Mary Magdalene with the materialistic Judas. It showcases two extremes of human nature: the depth of heart versus the confines of the intellect.

The Last Supper, as described in the Gospel of John, is a culmination of the Christian journey. After Judas's departure into the night, the sacrament of the Eucharist emerges as an embodiment of unity, the union of Christ's essence with that of every believer.

In essence, the tale of Judas is a reflection of humanity's struggles. It warns of the pitfalls of unbridled intellect and the hope of redemption through spiritual depth. It is a dance of dualities, a tale of betrayal and salvation, echoing the eternal human condition.

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