THe lost tribes of israel, the holy mountains &
the death of jesus
The philosophy and legend surrounding the whereabouts of the Lost Tribes of Israel has fascinated and baffled scholars and laypeople alike for centuries. TEJ founder Suvarna Radha created the temple after receiving spontaneous messages via dreams and visions regarding the Lost Tribes and their whereabouts, along with intriguing clues as to potential shared genetic markers, traits and tendencies. Without these visions, the temple would not have been born.
The 'ten lost tribes' were ten of the Twelve Tribes of Israel that were believed to have been exiled from Israel after its conquest by the Neo - Assyrian Empire around 722 BCE. These are the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh and Ephraim. Many claim descent from the tribes, only to have their claims stamped out and dismissed by scholars and lay-folk, theists and atheists alike who, for reasons unknown, are closed to the possibility or afraid of the implications of ancient Hebrew tribal heritage being validated in the people of today. Any and every reason is found to disprove such claims, even if it resorts to preposterously over - literal means such as DNA testing (which is not only a method of evaluation so synthetic that it turns its back entirely on God and the very real spiritual aspect of this question of heritage, but a method still too unrefined to accurately follow such an ancient and complex line). That said, DNA testing and blood type analysis frequently defy the will of their masters and suggest powerful links between the peoples who are alleged to be members of the ten lost tribes nonetheless.
How do we proceed? With faith alone? If that were the only choice, then it would be a fine one. Many a successful and level - headed man allows himself to be carried through life on faith. But for the Hebrews, it is not. Hebrews know in their hearts that they are Hebrews. It is completely known to us, and whether it evades proof or not does not change our certainty of the fact that we are descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. That is not to say that some others do not carelessly adopt this label with an unfounded reason simply as something to identify with or attach oneself to, but such people will likely let go of the idea at some point when they realise how heavy the label can be for a non - Hebrew.
Those who suspect a superiority complex amongst the alleged descendants of the Lost Tribes need not worry. The true Lost Tribes do not consider themselves to be superior to the rest of humankind (although they may at time harbour bitter feelings towards their persecutors; Jews have a long track record of persecution from the times of old up to present day). They simply want to help mankind. They (including we, the Junglists) have an extraordinary knowledge of nature, natural systems and arts, healing, consciousness and our true nature that they wish to share with the rest of humanity. This should not be construed as superiority; Any Israelite can be taught something of a different nature (perhaps a modern art, sport or skill) by a non - Israelite. Our skills simply differ. Junglists are, in particular, masters of the way of the Garden of Eden.
It should be noted that not all Israelites / Hebrews / descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel are Jewish or use the term 'Jew' to describe themselves. Many are Muslim, Hindu or Christian. Many Hebrews of today, even if self - identified, do not place a great amount of importance on returning to the way of the Garden. This is something that the Junglists hope to change; if we can demonstrate the need and the ability to return to the Garden of Eden through daily practice and eventual physical re-habitation, our Israelite brothers and sisters may follow. This would be a triumph not just for humankind, but for the environment and all of the living beings that it is home to.
One might ask 'Why does it all matter?'. It is a fair question. Why does it matter whether or not one is a Hebrew? Why does it matter if we commit to living the Junglist way or locate the Lost Tribes? The reason it matters is this: Without intelligence on the subject, we would be short of understanding three vital components of the Junglist religion: 1. How to live in line with the Garden of Eden (this is necessary for our immediate wellbeing along with the infinite restoration of the earth and everything on it to Divine equilibrium), 2. The truth and validity of the Exodus account (without acknowledging the truths in this story, how can we realise that it is our calling to restore the way of the Garden of Eden and to ultimately go to the new Israel?), 3. Religious unity (Junglism is the embodiment of God's guidance. God's guidance is very basic: He furnishes our lives with nature, and we will be happy and healthy if we adhere to nature's way. If we veer from it, we will suffer - not by God's hand, but by the absence of it. Junglist recognises that all religions were reaching towards this same ideal, but it escaped their grasp because war, poverty, greed, corruption, scriptural vandalism, modern science, the industrial revolution and other contaminants created a void between US and THE SOURCE. Our supply of rich spiritual nutrition was severed when we fell by wielding fire and eating animals, and the void expanded with each new atrocity we introduced to our pseudo-human existence.
Most modern day Israelites that do not yet know of these theories (perhaps they do not know of the Torah, the Lost Tribes or any related stories and theories) will feel an overwhelming sense of it all 'coming together' when they delve into literature on the subject (or experience dreams or visions, much like our founder Suvarna Radha did). Whether instantaneously or over time, pieces of one's life, experiences, traits and abilities will slot together and make perfect sense.
Hebrews of today that are living amongst the masses, rather than in Israelite - identifying communities, tend to be wildly 'different' and often hold what the rest of society deem to be 'radical' views and ideas that centre around nature and spirituality. This is because modern society is sick, and we have the ability to cut through brainwashing tactics, propaganda, falsehoods and outright lies in order to establish the absolute truth. We are often exceptional lightworkers, artists and mathematicians. Israelites have a tendency to feel unsettled in any one place for too long a period of time; We are usually keen travellers, and can experience near constant wanderlust. Perhaps this is due to our subconscious awareness of our ultimate mission to find the new Israel. Groups claiming Hebrew descent have also been described as cunning and keen to do business.
Rhesus negative blood is certainly significant, and has a part to play in linking certain tribes to one another. Rhesus negative individuals tend to share the same traits as the Hebrews: Aptitude for healing, art, calculation, identifying truths, seeing through falsehoods and desire to roam. The genealogy surrounding the Lost Tribes of Israel theories are too complicated to detail here, but we encourage you to explore further independently. Other clues that one is a descendant of a Lost Tribe include spontaneous or unexplainable affinity for Hebrew names (especially if you have named a child thus) or a seemingly unexplainable draw to one of the locations of the Holy Mountains, which we are about to explore.
The Temple of the Eden Junglists seeks to bring the matter of the Lost Tribes of Israel - a subject that is seemingly vast, complex and at times even political and controversial - back into the light of simplicity, Divinity and practical application.
the holy mountains
The Lost Tribes of Israel are more than a myth, and their legitimate descendants can be found all over the world. One of the interesting things about the tribal remnants is that they almost always dwell in the mountains. Perhaps this is symbolic of their relationship with God; Others have suggested that it is symbolic of their role as stewards and leaders.