Many unanswered questions still surround the life and times of Jesus, the Christ. What was his early childhood like? Where was He during the 18 years of his life before the official start of His ministry? What was He doing all those years? Why do so much of His teachings reflect the influence of other religious thoughts that existed before His birth? Did Jesus travel to India, Tibet, Persia, Assyria, Greece, Egypt—lands beyond the confines of the country in which he was born and raised? If so, why? And what did He learn there? This book offers answers to these and other questions.
Levi H. Dowling (May 18, 1844 – August 13, 1911) was the son of a conservative Ohio preacher of Scottish-Welsh descent. From a very young age, the lad was of a profoundly spiritual and meditative nature, which defined him throughout his life and career. He experienced a series of three visions, the first of which appeared in his early youth; he was told in these visions to “build a white city”.
For over 40 years, through meditation practices, he prepared himself to access the Akashic Records, which is purported to be the “Book of God’s Remembrances”. In his later years, Levi Dowling claimed to have accessed these records. The Encyclopedia Britannica describes the Akashic Records as “memories of all events, actions, thoughts, and feelings that have occurred since the beginning of time”. These memories exist in an astral light, which only certain individuals have the ability to access.
The Akasha is a concept derived from Hinduism, and is believed to be a primordial substance from which the universe was created; everything—every action that ever was—is stored as a record in the Akasha.
To a Christian, this concept is familiar: “every idle word that men may speak, they shall give an account of it on the Day of Judgment (Matthew 12:36). John the Elder, in Revelation 20:12, reported what he experienced in a vision while he was on the Isle of Patmos: “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” So, apparently, there are records being kept in some form on the works of every human being who ever lived on earth, and humankind will be judged by their words and works based on these records. After accessing knowledge from the Akashic Records, Levi wrote The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ is considered the “white city” for the enlightenment it conferred upon seekers of knowledge. From the Records, Levi was able to reveal hitherto unknown details about the life and ministry of Jesus. For the curious and open-minded, the book is a fascinating read and it challenges us to ask still more questions. For example, if God “changeth not” as He declared in Malachi 3:6, did Divine revelations cease after John wrote what we now refer to as “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”? Or did God continue to reveal hidden mysteries to humankind through men and women across the centuries? If so, might this be one such book? Who decides what revelation from God is, or what is simply fruit from the fertile imagination of man? Let the reader decide…albeit prayerfully.
Having completed the work he was called to do, Dowling died in 1911, the year of the book’s publication.