As an Ex-Jesuit, on behalf of the
Roman Catholic Church:
To all those tortured, imprisoned, murdered
in the name of “Orthodoxy”
For the Inquisition, I apologize.
For all the Latin American Cultures
wiped out, suppressed, brutalized
In the name of Christian Dogmas,
your forgiveness I beg.
To the Gnostic-heretics whose
alternative “mystical” perspectives
were declared the work of the devil,
May I help many rediscover your teachings1
To the great Greek Thinkers
Presented as rational philosophers
I grieve that your “mystical” writings2
were destroyed by the Bishops of the Church3
To the scholars/sages/students of the Florentine
Renaissance (15th century), who rediscovered/promulgated
the ancient teachings of the Hermetic Tradition,4
yet were crushed by the Roman Catholic Church
with the aid of the King of France,
I weep for your sufferings/suppression.
Thank God for your survival!
To the North American Indian tribes
whose conversion meant more than your wisdom
I sponsor sweatlodges in your honor
and prayers for forgiveness.
To all Scientists who dared challenge the
authority of the Church and suffered greatly.
As an ex-Jesuit, I plead for understanding:
“We knew not what we were doing.”
To all the women of the world
Incredibly SUPPRESSED by the Catholic Church
May your original role become known again!5
Congrats to Saint Mary Magdalene
To Consciousness Who allowed all this to occur
– and more
Help us to see through the Drama of forms
And realize that there is no need for
forgiveness, grieving, apologies.
For it was Consciousness Itself doing it all!
How grasp this?6