The Rest of the Jesus Story
Did the Master live before he was born as Jesus of Nazareth? And, if he did, do any records exist which reveal the journey that the Master soul has taken in the earth?
Lives of the Master is a bold new look at how the Edgar Cayce readings, ancient gnostic, Egyptian and Eastern religious texts, and the Holy Bible reveal a coherent and intriguing pattern of incarnations of the Master soul, including:
Adam - the first created man in the Garden of Eden
Enoch - the antideluvian patriarch who was called by God to heaven where the mysteries of the universe were revealed
Hermes - the architect of the Great Pyramid
Melchizedek - a priest and king of Salem (ancient Jerusalem)
Joseph - the son of Rachel and Jacob who became a faithful and righteous leader alongside the pharaoh in Egypt
Joshua - the warrior who led the Israelites into the Promised Land
Zend - the father of Zoroaster who wrote the Zend Avesta
Jesus - the Christ
The revelation that the Master soul journeyed through many lifetimes adds a new dimension to the role of Jesus as savior and pattern for humankind.
"This book by Glenn Sanderfur on the former lives of Jesus meets a genuine academic and spiritual need in this generation. Most person, in or out of the Christian Church, do not know that Edgar Cayce's treatment of this theme was in fact the reintroduction of an important theological emphasis of early Jewish Christianity. Sanderfur's book has the particular merit og collating the data furnished by Edgar Cayce, the distinguished Protestant mystic and clairvoyant of Virginia Beach, with the conclusions of the best recent academic scholarship, both Biblical and historical. I warmly recommend it."
Richard H. Drummond
Proffesor of Comparative Religions, Emeritus
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary