There is a quote that I think I have just found relevant in the context of any discussion about the identity of Jesus of Nazareth. When considering his importance in the panorama of history, in particular relation to the drama of human Becoming, H.P. Blavatsky has it right: "All this points undeniably to the fact, that except a handful of self-styled Christians who subsequently won the day, all the civilized portion of the Pagans who knew of Jesus honored him as a philosopher, an adept whom they placed on the same level with Pythagoras and Apollonius. Whence such a veneration on their part for a man, were he simply, as represented by the Synoptics, a poor, unknown Jewish carpenter from Nazareth? As an incarnated God there is no single record of him on this earth capable of withstanding the critical examination of science; as one of the greatest reformers, an inveterate enemy of every theological dogmatism, a persecutor of bigotry, a teacher of one of the most sublime codes of ethics, Jesus is one of the grandest and most clearly-defined figures on the panorama of human history. His age may, with every day, be receding farther and farther back into the gloomy and hazy mists of the past; and his theology -- based on human fancy and supported by untenable dogmas may, nay, must with every day lose more of its unmerited prestige; alone the grand figure of the philosopher and moral reformer instead of growing paler will become with every century more pronounced and more clearly defined. It will reign supreme and universal only on that day when the whole of humanity recognizes but one father -- the UNKNOWN ONE above -- and one brother -- the whole of mankind below." ISIS UNVEILED. [Vol. 2, Pg 150-151] I pray in earnest for that day of which she speaks, and that each of us [myself most obviously, for of whom else am I directly responsible?] might do our true part, in full, for the fulfillment of such. May the Justice of the terrible swift sword release all those who are oppressed under the ignorance that is *intentionally* wrought ... from confusion, misrepresentation and self-seeking. The Truth, as the Righteous already know, shall prevail! There is a difference in vainglory, vanity, ego and ignorance, yet they are only a matter of degree. One a false-principle, another its shadow, the remaining two are all bark with no bite ... save the humbling, Hope-inspiring realizing of our place in the scheme of things. I wish you strength, and Love and Light upon the Path And Godspeed, as we each seek to master the tightr~ Who was the real Jesus?