Loehr-Daniels Study Course
Postscript to Easter
By Franklin Loehr
Manhunt for Judas -Part two
In the first part of Manhunt for Judas we traced the reincarnational history of the Judas soul, as we have been shown it, from Atlantis into its new-cautious “start-again-on Earth” incarnations. We pick it up now somewhere in the 7000s B.C.
The soul, with its fear of earth living somewhat diminished, first was given much observation of feminine life patterns. In a number of instances, as this observation continued, the Judas soul portion was brought in the astral realm close enough to the earth realm as to vicariously experience some of the life happenings of the particular woman being observed.
This observation from the astral realm of a phase of earth living before entering into it is a preparatory technique used more often than we earthlings know to help ready a soul for a new step. Also, this is one reason why the Judas soul will have fewer total earth lives than most souls. That soul will have closer to the sixty earth lives which Dr. John has set as about the minimum (and about 200 as the maximum).
(Ed-200 as the maximum includes what Dr. John calls “touch-down lives” in which the soul is getting acquainted with life in the flesh. These may be only a few months in the womb or perhaps infant deaths, which are so prevalent in mankind’s history. If we consider only the significant lives that are lived at least to adulthood, then the maximum would be closer to 100.)
In the intensity of the battle with evil which the Judas soul knows, plus the unusually large amount of learning by observation and vicarious experience, the fewer earth lives will suffice for the Judas soul’s incarnations. The purposes of God, which in every instance are the overriding and determinative factor, finds this pattern of Earth growth and earth service sufficient for the Judas soul.
There are two parenthetical observations we might profitably make at this point: (1) Vicarious experience before incarnating is quite different from the possession-experiences and other lesser continuance vicariously of earth living after an entity has passed from the incarnate to the excarnate stage. The former is in preparation for incarnation, the latter is an attempt to continue in an incarnate experience.
(2) It was brought out by Dr. John that in the latter years of earth inhabitation, several souls will share one incarnation. He – and we – look forward to the time when all life will be lifted out of the physical plane into its native realm of spirit. When that “winding-up” time comes, souls will share bodies in order to get in their quota of earth experience. This is still some thousands of years in the future. And although it does have certain points of similarity with pre-incarnation vicarious experience, there are decisive differences, as you see.
It is unusual but not unknown for a soul to shift to a non-native valence incarnation to achieve a greater ease in earth living. Usually the native valence is more comfortable for a soul – but not always.
With the Judas soul a healing element was available in feminine incarnations, in that the soul during its observation and vicarious experience period found that women in most cultures were not as driven as were the men by competitiveness. Since the Judas soul had observed in its own incarnate experience that the urge to power opened so many doors to evil, it was glad to turn from the masculine framework of Earth life and to enter the feminine.
A lifetime in ancient China was chosen as the first of this feminine cycle. It was now the 6,000s B.C., as the equivalent of six or eight centuries of Earth time was used for the observation and vicarious experiences in preparation. It was far more important that this be done right rather than hurriedly, as is usually the case in God’s plans.
This swing to feminine expression, and this first feminine Earth life, was very successful. Change is always taking place in human society, but the change in this well-ordered portion of China took place very slowly. So a soul that had studied its ways before incarnating could be quite assured that the life experience it would have by being born within that group would be the same essentially as it had studied. And so it was.
Some lifetimes are very definitely pre-set, even unto many details. Others are more open and flexible. The Judas soul made so much progress in this first feminine incarnation that it was allowed to progress into the experience of marriage and motherhood.
The husband loved and provided well for his wife, and was so continuously thoughtful that she could open as a flower to life with him. Two cosmic family members came as happy children, making the experience of motherhood delightful.
So the soul was allowed to live out a full life pattern, for which it was complimented by its delighted guides and teachers when that life was over. More important was the inner delight and assurance the Judas soul itself experienced in that earth life.
Other feminine incarnations took place – about a dozen, we are told – each of a slightly different nature, each offering a little larger scope of experience and further developing the confidence of the soul. (The Judas soul to this day feels more comfortable feminine than in masculine incarnations, despite it being natively masculine.)
Finally it was known by that soul’s teachers that God felt it was ready to delete another portion of the karmic wound needing healing. For this a very simple life framework was arranged. Some of the most important lifetimes for a soul have the fewest trumpets blown before them.
This life was in the 4,000s B.C. in the Nile Delta in Egypt. The Judas soul incarnated as a very pleasant village girl. The Moses soul, as chief adjutant to the Jesus soul, incarnated as a simple peasant farmer who became her husband.
Two other cosmic family members, each older than the Judas soul in cosmic beingness and in earth experience, incarnated to be the son and daughter. So the setting was arranged – the Judas soul as the adored wife and happy mother. Then the stage was set for the major happening, the purpose, of that lifetime.
In Egypt at that time the police force and tax collectors – in essence the local government – were members of the Egyptian national army. Two soldiers, somewhat corresponding to a corporal and a private today, were assigned to this village. This was the way the nation was organized and operated. This small detail would be stationed in this village for several years then changed to another – a wise provision, lessening the chance and incentives for graft and corruption.
The villagers accepted this as part of the normal procedure of their lives. And since the soldiers, having no permanent home, were unmarried, it was considered natural and right for them to take local girls for the time they were stationed in a village.
The girls so chosen were not coerced, but most came willingly. After all, there was something about a uniform even in the 4,000s B.C. Also, the fact these soldiers did move about made them a little less provincial, a little more sophisticated and glamorous, than the local young men.
Our happy peasant couple had been married five years, had a son four and a daughter two, when the change of the guard brought in a corporal much more physically attractive to the Judas-soul wife than was her own husband. Also, when he started paying her attention there was stirred the deep-set memory of the power of superior force and the background karmic fear of resisting the authority and power in charge. So she responded to his courting, left husband and children and took up living with him.
This was more than the simple peasant husband could take. Remember, even souls as highly regarded today as are Moses, Jesus, Joan of Arc, Mahatma Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, etc., had to develop their strength through many lifetimes, and weakness predominated more than once.
So when the wife who was the great joy and treasure of his life left him, his “sunlit girl of the meadow” as he called her, the husband succumbed to evil in the form of despair. First he killed the children, dashing their heads against a large rock near the house until they were dead. Then he hung himself.
The Judas soul, hearing of this – and the neighbors made sure she did! – became strangely silent. Inwardly she was much moved, particularly by the death of the children. With her mood change the love affair subsided, and when the corporal told her to move out, that he had found someone else, she did. Within a month to six weeks she died, chiefly of starvation, since she had taken to eating almost nothing.
Following this life there was a quick return. Does that surprise you as it did me? But the Judas soul does have an element of impetuosity about it – an outgrowth of what is at heart enthusiasm and commitment. And there was in this next life a great amount of carryover of forces from the Egyptian life.
Since she identified so with the dead children she chose to come back into a lifetime in which she as a child would be killed. She came into a section of China where unwanted girl babies were abandoned, and into a family where she knew the husband-father wanted no more girl babies. There was no question.
The new little baby girl was simply placed on a dump heap outside the village to die, and did die. It took less than two days, being finally assisted by a scavenging animal or bird. And the soul felt much better after this self-appointed atonement for its Egyptian abandonment of the children.
This action, largely on the part of the Judas soul itself, convinced its guides and teachers (essentially of its cosmic family) that the Judas soul was truly on the road back. Self-sacrifice, whatever its form, can be a way of much growth.
We have not been shown what occurred in the next several thousand years, but in the early 1200s B.C. the Judas soul was in incarnation as one of the Hebrews held in Egyptian bondage. When the Moses soul appeared – as Moses, this time! – and managed to free the Israelites and lead them out of Egypt, this man was one who did not go. He preferred the known discomforts and limitations of life in Egypt to the unknown experiences of the Exodus.
Also, he feared and distrusted standing out against authority. The inner dynamic, definitely karmic from the crucial Atlantean experience, was a preference of servitude to the different, the radical, the new leadership represented by Moses. So in that incarnation the soul missed the great event of that generation. And the soul had a teaching experience that new leaders, dynamically challenging old ways and established powers, can sometimes succeed.
Ed. – Since we don’t know the lives after that life as a Chinese baby, we can only assume that the soul had a lifetime with the Moses soul to clear out the negative forces between them. However, if not, the Judas soul would have even more subconscious reason not to join the Exodus.
Again it reincarnated quickly, to catch up with its people. It incarnated as a young man who was one of those under Joshua (the Jesus soul) entering the Promised Land, fighting for it and possessing it. Once again we have one of the key good frameworks of the Judas soul’s earth experiences serving under the Jesus soul when he was winning.
Joshua was a later incarnation of Melchizedek and an earlier incarnation of the Jesus soul. It had been this way in the third Atlantean life. This time the Judas soul’s incarnation was not a family member with the Jesus soul (Joshua), nor in any particular position of significance. But it was a good and reassuring lifetime for the soul.
Now, its guides and teachers decided, the Judas soul was ready to undertake a larger portion of what it must accomplish on earth, win back or begin to win back. More of its own beingness that had been lost on earth hence had to be re-found, re-won, here.
Again the soul came back quickly, in the 1000s B.C., this time as Absalom, one of the sons of King David. King David, we are told, was an incarnation of the soulmate of Jesus. Jesus is of the masculine half, David of the feminine half, of that pre-eminent soul.
The Jesus soul (masculine half) also incarnated in that time, but as Jonathan, son of David’s predecessor King Saul. Here we have soulmates incarnated together – a rare enough occurrence – and not as husband and wife. The friendship of David and Jonathan set a historic pattern for close friendship, and in this instance it was the Jesus soul who “decreased that he (the David soul) might increase.” And again the Moses soul was incarnate, this time as Joab, tough old captain of David’s army.
Absalom had many of the native qualities of the Judas soul – attractive appearance, charming manner when he wished, natural leadership. These are good qualities, but in his position as the King’s third son they also made him more vulnerable to those forms of evil that would appeal to his own ego.
Add to this the old Atlantean karmic fears of good leadership losing its strength, and we can see how he decided finally to take things into his own hands when he thought his father had weakened.
Absalom, you remember, led a revolt of the younger generation against King David. It took place while David’s army was dispersed, taking care of their families and work back home. And it was rather successful at first, causing David to flee for his life. For a while Absalom enjoyed the prerogatives of the Royal Palace and the harem members left there.
But Joab gathered the stalwarts loyal to King David, who with their strength and experience quickly disposed of the rebellion. King David, you remember, gave Joab strict orders that Absalom was not to be killed, but was to be brought back alive. Tough, pragmatic Joab felt it far wiser to kill Absalom, to get rid of for good this young trouble maker. And of course, when Joab did kill Absalom, it was a karmic revenge for the peasant farmer in Egypt three millennia earlier, coming to his own death (he felt) because of his wife’s leaving him.
How much wiser was David than Joab regarding Absalom! Had Absalom been returned to David, there to become penitent and to be forgiven, it would have been an experience giving a big step forward for good. Even such servants of God as the Moses soul make mistakes, and sometimes we wonder than God gets anything done when we see that He works through people such as we!
But the incident gave evil a renewed grip upon the Judas soul. The death of Absalom represented such a failure of what had seemed successful, such a closing of doors to his normal future as an honored young prince. In addition to the loss, the flooding consciousness of such unexpected failure, there was much pain involved. Joab did not kill Absalom quickly, mercifully.
And what a prototype of Lucifer and God we see in Absalom and David! Absalom, like the Prodigal son in Jesus’ story a thousand years later, turned against his Father’s house, his Father’s way of doing things. Like David wanting his son returned, to be brought around and led to “see the light,” we find in Jesus’ story our Father-God Himself lovingly looking forward to Lucifer’s return.
Only in Jesus’ parable, the Prodigal was allowed to live on, into an experience that led him to see the folly of his way and to make in consciousness his own decision to turn back to the good. Absalom, because of Joab’s disobedience to David, did not get that chance.
The Judas soul again incarnated quickly, this time as one of the playboys around Rehoboam, son and successor of Solomon. Solomon carries a reputation in the Old Testament for wisdom – largely through Old Testament books that he caused to be brought into being. But Solomon was much more of an Oriental despot type than a working king of a God-led chosen people. And Rehoboam, Solomon’s poorly-reared, poorly-companioned son and successor, split the people of Israel.
Ten of the twelve tribes refused to follow him and set up their own kingdom. And the Judas soul, as one of the young men helping to bring this about, got a certain revenge for his Absalom life. The bitterness carried in his deep memories from the Absalom debacle was to quite an extent expended in helping to bring down the united kingdom of Saul, David, and Solomon.