Jul 202010
 

pope2 As you may or may not know, Pope Benedict recently directed that anyone who attempts to ordain a woman to the priesthood, and any woman who is ordained, is automatically excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. In response to that, my bishop, Bishop Lewis Keizer, presiding bishop of the Home Temple, formally excommunicated Pope Benedict last Sunday (July 18th 2010) at a ceremony in Aromas California.

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Bishop Keizer

I’ve written elsewhere on this site about  Bishop Keizer, who is probably the most learned man I know on the subjects of esoteric and mystical Christianity. Bishop Keizer and the Home Temple are part of the Independent Catholic movement, has all the twenty two known lines of apostolic authority (far more than the Pope, as it happens). Bishop Keizer, who ordained me to the priesthood, has also been ordaining women for years.

Bishop Keizer explained that he took this action in honor of Mary Magdalene and the scores of other women in the early Christian period who served in positions of leadership and authority, but who were systematically written out of official church history – the Magdalene herself being falsely stigmatized as a prostitute.

The formal decree prescribing excommunication for those who ordain women comes from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a name changed in 1965 from the original (historically infamous) name of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Pope Benedict himself, in his former name of Joseph Ratzinger, presided over this body, which enforces the doctrinal decrees of the Vatican.

Below I’ve included the youtube video of Bishop Keizer’s announcement, as well as the texts of the rationale for the excommunication and the ceremony itself. Those women (and men) who feel called to priesthood are invited to visit Bishop Keizer’s website at www.hometemple.org and look into his seminary program.

TEXT OF RATIONALE

“I don’t excommunicate people. But I am excommunicating the Pope in order to empower a subtle and invisible spiritual process that will result in his removal from leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, and replacement by a Pope grounded in the true historical teachings of Yeshua, the Master Jesus, which are embedded in every human heart through the Image of Godhead and the Yetzer Ha-Tov or Good Motive, and opposed by the Yetzer Ha-Ra or Evil or Egoistic Motive. The current Pope represents the wrong-headed ideals of the medieval Council for the Inquisition, which resulted in massive injustice and genocide against my spiritual predecessors, the so-called heretics. The name of the Inquisition council was recently changed for public relation purposes to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or CDF, and before he was Pope, Joseph Ratzinger served as Prefect or head of that order, which deals out punishment for grave offenses against Catholic Canon Law. This week, in his role as Pope Benedict XVI, Ratzinger has ordered the CDF to deal out retribution against Catholic Bishops who ordain women Priests-another major wrongheaded step backwards in a series of Ratinger’s zealous revival of Inquisition-era mentality that will probably result in the future bankruptcy and demise of Catholic Christianity. I am an independent Bishop with all twenty-two extant lines of valid Apostolic Succession, even more Apostolic lineages than the Pope has, since mine also include the so-called heretical lineages. I have been training, ordaining, and consecrating women Priests and Bishops for over thirty years in the Home Temple, and I have great faith in the spiritual and institutional leadership insights of women in partnership with men.
Being a scholar/Bishop grounded in the authentic teachings of Yeshua, I have the right, the authority, the responsibility, and the power to excommunicate this Pope for the benefit of all beings, and for the sake of a future Catholic Church and the New Humanity that is now coming into manifestation as proclaimed by the Master Jesus, and that is need of spiritual leadership that represents the humanistic wisdom and compassion that emanate from the authentic Heart and Mind of Christ within.”

TEXT OF RITUAL DONE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MESSIANIC SEDER MASS

“In the Name of Mar Yeshua, the Master Jesus, and for the Honor of the scores of women leaders of the original home congregations of Christians saluted in the authentic Epistles of Paul, but later denounced in the Pseudo-Pauline Epistles composed by a later generation who used Paul’s authority as a tool in their campaign to systematically ban women from church leadership, and for the great woman Apostle Miriam Magdalene, who was finally declared in the third century to be identical with the anonymous repentant prostitute of the Synoptic Gospels in a final attempt defame female leadership in the churches:
I, Dr. Lewis Keizer, Presiding Bishop of the Home Temple, validly holding and transmitting all twenty-two extant lines of Apostolic Succession from the Master Yeshua, training and ordaining both men and women Deacons, Priests, and Bishops for home ministry and volunteer interfaith chaplaincies for over thirty years, joined by Bishops Willa and Daniel, this day, Sunday, July 18, 2010,  do hereby Excommunicate from the community of the truly faithful the man called Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph A. Ratzinger, former Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or CDF, which was known in earlier centuries as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition. Pope Benedict XVI this week made the ordination of women into a crime against Canon Law equivalent in gravity to the crime of child molestation by Catholic priests, and making Bishops who ordain women to Priesthood referable to the CDF for punishment. Catholic Bishops cannot be excommunicated or stripped of their Apostolic Consecration, but they can be deposed from their sees and salaries. The Home Temple has no such rules regarding excommunication of Bishops, and thus we formally Excommunicate Pope Benedict XVI from the Body of Christ, which is the body of Bar-Enash, the so-called Son-of-man Messiah, the Second Adam, the New Humanity.”
[All Bishops put hands on candle and Lewis extinguishes it. Lewis declares: “So be it!” Willa and Daniel answer: “And so it is!”]
LEWIS: And now may the Spirit of the Eternal One and the Mind of Christ arise from within the heart of humanity to provide true spiritual leadership, not only in the Roman Catholic Church, but in all the Christian churches, based on the Halakah of spiritual life and the coming Sovereignty of God’s Way within the New Humanity taught and proclaimed by the Master Jesus. May the atavistic doctrines and dogmas of men opposing science, birth control, human love in all its expressions, and the leadership of women, be overcome and replaced by the love and wisdom of Christ that dwells in the heart of the New Humanity SO BE IT, AND SO IT IS! . Amen Amen Amen.”

Bishop Lewis Keizer,M.Div., Ph.D.  Presiding Bishop of the Home Temple www.hometemple.org See also www.wisdomseminars.org and the Home Temple Seminary distance learning program for ordination training at www.hometemple.org/PROGRAM.htm. Subscribe to Dr. Keizer’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/lewiskeizer and view the series entitled THE PRE-CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS OF YESHUA. For information about THE BISHOP’S WORLD BLESSING CIRCUMNAVIGATION go to www.hometemple.org/blog/ and watch the presentation at http://hometemple.org/BISHOP%20KEIZER’S%20WORLD%20BLESSING%20VOYAGE.WMV

Apr 282010
 

I’ve previously written about the founding bishop of my order, Lewis Keizer. He is, bar none, the most knowledgeable writer and teacher on esoteric subjects and the mystery traditions of anyone I’ve ever met. Bishop Keizer has dozens of books, courses and lectures available at his site, and presides over an independent order of priesthood and several initiatic organizations.

Now you have a unique opportunity to pick up an excellent electronic library of bishop Keizer’s books and presentations while sponsoring his worldwide tour of apostolic blessing. The bishop will be leaving in October/November of 2010 and circumnavigating the globe by boat for a year lecturing and bestowing his apostolic blessing on the world. To raise money for this voyage, he is offering a package of five of his  books, as well as dozens of video lectures and presentations in electronic form for a donation of $100 or as a CD for $150.

The titles of the books include The New Humanity: The forgotten Kabbalistic Teachings of Yeshua and the Evolution of Global Spirituality, The Kabbalistic Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas: Recovering the Inner-Circle Teachings of Yeshua, Yeshua: The Unknown Jesus (Novel), The Wandering Bishops: Apostles of a New Spirituality, and The Authentic Jesus: A Guide to Aramaic Idioms, Recent Research, and the Original Message of Jesus Christ.

If any of this sounds like your cup of tea, or if you simply want to participate in a wonderful project to bless and raise the consciousness of the world, click on bishop Keizer’s donation page and sign up as a sponsor.

Nov 062009
 

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Bishop Lewis Keizer is the founding Bishop of the Home Temple order of independent priesthood, to which I belong. I have never encountered anyone with such a wide knowledge in spiritual esoteric lore and practice.

Bishop Keizer has an large library of courses on spiritual topics on his websites. He offers inexpensive seminary training leading to ordination in the independent priesthood, as well as spiritual initiation and guidance through several initiatory orders.  Degrees and classes in religious and spiritual studies are also offered through his institute.  His wife and fellow bishop Willa is also highly trained in Silat, homeopathy and various spiritual schools and disciplines.

Bishop Keizer, in all his materials, combines excellent scholarship and down-to-earth practicality with his vast spiritual knowledge. His teachings always take the latest scientific, archeological and historical discoveries into account, without being limited by skepticism.  Both his writing style and his voice are well honed for good communication.

If you are considering serious training in either initiatory spirituality or the priesthood, I would give his program first consideration.

You can find the Home Temple website here, and his Wisdom Seminars website here.

Just as an aside – while we do receive affiliate income from our Amazon.com book links, I have no affiliate program with Bishop Keizer. His materials are all extreemly reasonable in pricing, and I recommend them simply because they are wonderful materials.

Here is a sample of one of Bishop Keizer’s presentations

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