THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 42 -
The Lord announces a practical example of somnambulism.


1
(The Lord:) "But that you can practically see this, I will arrange for a really stupid and bad person to arrive from Caesarea Philippi. He will be treated by one of you, and you will see and hear the surprise-worthy wisdom of this silly and bad person when placed in a raptures sleep. But if he awakens again, he will immediately become the same evil and silly person as he was before, and we will have quite some work to do, to breath into him in a natural way only some kind of enlightened concepts of God and man."
 
2
Says Cyrenius: "Lord! I'm exceedingly glad about this; surely we will be able to experience and learn a lot! Is the said person already on its way to here?"
 
3
Says I: "Yes; he is looking for you and will ask you in a very clumsily manner for support, since during the fire he has lost a hut, two sheep, one goat and a donkey. But he learned, that you are here and provide aid to those in distress, and therefore the otherwise quite silly person is on his way, to asked you to replace his suffered damages. Although a poor wretch, he did not suffer too much; since he stole the two sheep from somebody else two days before the fire, and the donkey and the goat became his property already a year ago in a very similar manner.
 
4
From this information you can see, that our new arrival is quite a bad scoundrel, but at the same time also quite silly, what with such people originates from the animality blind greed. He could very easily save his hut with all his belongings; but during the fire he sneaked around everywhere, to pocket in an unlawful manner some finds. Now, he did not find anything, and when he sullenly returned home, he found his hut in the most beautiful flames, and his four animals were already burned up to the bones.
 
5
Until today he wailed around his hut; but when an hour ago he learned that you are present here because of the above mentioned reasons, without giving it too much a thought he decided to come here and see for himself, if you are really present and if you are also actually compensate for damages.
 
6
I have painted him for you a little in advance, so that you know with what person you have to do and how you have behave at least in the beginning; the better you will learn from himself afterwards."
 
7
Asked Cyrenius: "Should I give any compensation?"
 
8
Says I: "Not now, since you must first question him in a real Roman manner; only after the treatment, if he becomes a little more humane, the other can be arranged! But Zinka should carry out the treatment on him; since he possesses the most strength for it. I will lay My hands on Zinka beforehand, so that he have more strength to carry out the treatment."
 
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And Zinka, who was around Me all the time not to loose one single word, came to the fore and said: "Lord, how will I be able to cope, since I'm not familiar enough with the treatment?"
 
10
Says I: "Place the right hand on the forehead and the left on to pit of the stomach and he will soon sink into the discussed sleep and also start speaking, but with a weaker voice than in his natural state! If you want to awake him again, then you only have to place your hands in the reverse order for a few moments. As soon as he awakes, you withdraw your hands, and the treatment is over!"
 
11
Zinka now agrees with everything and is also full of the firmest faith, that he will manage, and awaits longingly his man, - but still asks Me, if he should carry out the treatment immediately after his arrival or if he should wait for a sign from Me.
 
12
Says I: "I will indicate to you when something should take place. Since first you have to be familiar with his silliness and roughness, which means, the state of the illness of his soul. Once you have recognized this sufficiently, only then it is time to observe his soul in a healthy state and to recognize from this, that no person should be judged by you people and condemned into full downfall, while every soul carries a healthy life germ inside her. - But be prepared and pay attention; he will be here soon!"