by Carlo Suares
This is the 2005 edition of a book first published in 1970, and the introduction to this edition is written by Gregg Braden, a much respected writer and speaker. Carlos Suares (1892 – 1976) was a writer who used the Qabala (Kabballa, Cabala) to interpret the symbols which are encoded in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Suares tells us that when the Book of Genesis is read according to the Qabalistic code, it is revealed that the names of Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, etc, are “abstract forms of cosmic energy focused in the human psyche”. The Qabala is ancient – it existed before the time of Abraham.
The aim of the book is to show that Genesis contains a tradition which had been lost but which was known to “the Rabbi Yhshwh better known as Jesus”, who attempted to expound it in his own time. All three of the major world religions have diverged, in their own ways, from the tradition; however, “the exact meaning of the original tradition can be made apparent today”. This is a most important time (as we are all aware) and ‘It’, (the Qabala) states the religious problem as it has to be stated, in a time when the further the horizon recedes, the nearer we come to the Mystery.
Part 3 of the book deals with the Gospels. The true interpretation of the relationship between Jesus and Peter, and of that between Jesus and Judas, is revealed. The task of Judas, and the role he played in the fulfilment of Jesus’ task; are seen in a totally new light.
This is not an easy book to summarise, or even to give a flavour of. It needs to be read patiently and thoroughly, and possibly more than once. However, the patient and thorough reader is well rewarded for their time and effort. As Gregg Braden says in his introduction, “Suares opens an ancient door of understanding and invites us into the deepest mysteries of the Hebrew language, and life itself”.
Review by Annie Prosser
Published by Weiser Books