The weapon that determined the destiny of humanity. Good connoisseurs stand before this compliment full of awe. The Holy Spear, or the Spear of Longinus, is the key to understanding the destiny of mankind, because it has been declared that the blade represents destiny, and that the wedge added to the Spear is a symbol of the destiny of each individual inextricably woven into the fabric of the historical process.
Good connoisseurs stand before this compliment full of awe. The Holy Spear, or the Spear of Longinus, is the key to understanding the destiny of mankind, because it has been declared that the blade represents destiny, and that the wedge added to the Spear is a symbol of the destiny of each individual inextricably woven into the fabric of the historical process.
Where does this fascination with the Spear come from? According to the legend, the Roman captain Longinus pierced Jesus Christ on the cross with this spear, and there is a record of this in the Holy Scriptures (John 19: 33-37).
This Spear, dipped in the blood of Christ, becomes along with the Holy Grail the object of legends, folklore, until today, associated with many historical figures from the time of Joseph through Justinian, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Charlemagne, Heinrich the Birdman, Barbarossa, to rulers of the Habsburg dynasty, concluding with the Second World War. It is evident that these rulers who owned Koplje ruled the world at one point in their lives and drew their strength from Spear.
We are now going back to the time of Jesus of Nazareth and the Roman soldier Gaius Cassius Longinus, who for two years followed the activities of the Jesus in question, who claimed to be the Messiah and threatened to undermine the authority of the Romans. He could not help but admire the courage, pride and behavior of the Nazarene when the legionaries crucified him.
Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah, ‘No bone of him shall be broken.’ Anna, the old counselor of the Sanhedrin, and Caiaphas, the High Priest, intended to butcher the body of Christ and show the masses that Jesus was not the Messiah, but a heretic and a potential usurper of their authority. The hours passed quickly and the Law stipulates that no one can be executed on the Sabbath. That is why the High Priests sent a petition to Pontius Pilate to allow the bones of the crucified man to be broken so that he could die before sunset, on Friday afternoon (April 5, 33 AD).
The platoon of the Temple Guard was sent to Golgotha with this goal. At the head of the platoon, a captain wore the Spear of Herod Antipas, the king of the Jews, which was a symbol of power, which even under Phineas, the ancient Prophet, symbolized the magical powers contained in the blood of God’s chosen People.
The spear was an old talisman of power. Joshua also used it to signal to his soldiers to tear down the walls of Jericho with a loud shout. That same spear was thrown by King Saul to young David in a moment of jealousy. Herod the Great held this spear as a symbol of power over the life and death of the people, when he ordered the slaughter of innocent children in Judea in order to kill a child named Christ who would grow up and become the ‘King of the Jews’. Now they carried the spear in the name of his son as a symbol of executive power ready to break the bones of Jesus Christ.
When the platoon of the Temple Guard arrived at the place of the crucifixion, the Roman soldiers turned their backs in disgust. Only Gaius Cassius remained as a witness to the massacre of Gestas and Dismas, thieves crucified on both sides of Jesus. He was so horrified by the sight of the terrible butchery of the bodies of the two thieves and so moved by Christ’s humble and fearless acceptance of the cruel crucifixion that he decided to protect the body of the Nazarene.
He swung the horse towards the high central cross and drove the spear into the right side of Jesus Christ, piercing his chest between the fourth and fifth ribs.
This method of stabbing was a custom among Roman soldiers on the battlefield when they wanted to check if a wounded enemy soldier was still alive; because blood does not flow out of the lifeless body. Yet, ‘blood and water flow immediately’, and at the moment of the miraculous outpouring of the Savior’s blood, Guy Cassius completely regained his sight, which had been weakened by cataracts. It is not remembered whether Guy Cassius grabbed the talisman of power from the hands of the Jewish captain, or performed this spontaneous act with his spear. To us, the historical evidence of these weapons was fulfilled by the prophecy of Ezekiel: ‘They will look at the one they pierced’.
Guy Cassius, who performed this work out of compassion to protect the body of Jesus Christ, became known as Longinus the Spearman, converted to Christianity and was considered a great hero and saint of the first Christian commune in Jerusalem, and as a major witness to the shedding of New Testament blood for which the Spear became a symbol.
For a moment, Longin held the destiny of all mankind in his hands. The spear with which he pierced Christ remained one of the great treasures of Christianity, and the legend that grew around him gained strength through the centuries. Whoever possesses it and understands the forces it serves, holds the destiny of humanity in his hands, whether in good or in evil.
This legend, which has been maintained through two millennia of Christianity, experienced its most terrible fulfillment in the 20th century. The man who would play a key role in uncovering the legend of the Holy Spear was Walter Johan Stein, a Viennese-born doctor of philosophy who was Winston Churchill’s trusted adviser on the thinking and motivation of Adolf Hitler and other leading members of the Nazi Party during World War II. .
The failure of the Nuremberg Trials to identify the Nazi Party’s occultism and the evil at work behind the outer façade of National Socialism led Stein and the English occultist Ravenscroft to write a book exposing the apocalyptic understanding of civilization that arose in Germany between the two world wars. in direct opposition to the humanism and Carteuian system of the Western world. As a student at the University of Vienna, Stein became interested in the mystery of the Holy Grail and the Spear of Longinus, and research into these legends will lead him to meet Adolf Hitler, a homeless man at the time who supported himself in Vienna by painting watercolors.
All Hitler’s biographers agree that the period from 1909 and 1913 was the most negative period of his life in which he only cared about how to provide for himself, living in cheap boarding houses and selling postcards on the streets. On the other hand, Adolf Hitler later in his autobiography Mein Kampf, wrote that these were his vital years in which he was formed and in which he learned everything he needed to know, and that this helped him take the lead in the Nazi Party. This was also confirmed by Dr. Stein, because he was present at a time when Hitler reached higher states of consciousness through drug use and wrote an extraordinary study on medieval occultism and ritual magic. Hitler and Stein discussed the whole range of topics in the field of politics, history and philosophy, through which Hitler later formulated the Nazi worldview.
Searching for the Spear centuries ago, evaluating celebrities and powerful dynasties from a number of people who possessed the fa and claimed to have ruled its powers, Hitler excitedly discovered that in every century the astonishing legend of the Spear was fulfilled in good and evil.
Mauritius, the commander of the Theban Legion, held the Spear firmly in his hands until his last breath, when the Roman tyrant Maximilian tortured him to death by martyrdom for refusing to pray to the pagan gods of Rome. The Theban legion was trapped when it returned from Egypt on Diocletian’s orders to attend a mass gathering of the Roman army at Le Vale, in 285 AD, where a pagan sacrificial feast was held to restore the legion’s weakened zeal for the Pantheon of Roman gods.