A number of Gospels were discovered
at Nag Hammadi, by the Nile River in Egypt in 1945.
A library had been hidden in a large earthen jar
of pottery. This discovery will change the modern world,
and will certainly change the Christian world.
When I discovered the Gospel of Thomas in 1970,
and saw its implications, I went into the woods and
built a cabin on a cliff, a place of power. With no
distractions, no electricity, no radio or T.V., no
telephone, I started working on the manuscript.
Many unbelievable things happened to me
as I was focusing on the words of the Gospels.
The northern lights circled directly above that
place, which I now consider sacred.
As the weeks turned into months and the
months passed, my natural human abilities started
to return to me. There was no road to the place.
There was a goat path off to the side of the cliff
and slightly behind it. The path was
a third of a mile long, winding down steep
rocky hills to a dirt road.
After living in the hut for some time,
my telepathic abilities returned to me. I knew
if someone was walking on my path long
before anyone arrived to visit me.
Some passages were impenetrable,
at least to me. I was at a loss to finish
an inscrutable sentence, and I sat still
for a time staring at the page. I had
reached an impasse. I had no idea
as to the meaning of an excised
passage that had been destroyed.
The clouds would open, the sun
would shine down between the clouds,
and my hand would start writing again.
Often I’d be trying to figure out what
the top of the page meant, when my hand was
writing the bottom of the page. I had to
find out what the bottom of the page meant
At such times, passages were written
that there was no way in this world I would
have had the courage to write. And there is
no way I would have thought such thoughts.
Here is one such passage.
Once again, you be the judge.
“I shall not send my son again,
To be crucified in the world of men.
In the age to come, men will be crucified
Upon the Christ.”
I didn’t confront this passage, nor did
I understand what it means. There are
whole parts of the Cliff-Top Writings
I haven’t looked at in twenty years.
But now I’m getting older, and I
don’t expect to live forever. I want to finish
this task I started as a young man.
The manuscript is here before me.
* * *
“Drink the waters of the fountain
I have dug. and you shall be as I am.
And being what I am, I shall breathe
into you new Breath. I shall be your
Comforter; I will not leave you
comfortless. You shall know Me
through My Word, and you shall not
“I am always with you, nearer
than you think; and when you replace
an Eye for an eye, not in vengeance,
and not in pride, then you may see Me
as I always am, throughout unending
days and nights, I reach to you My
hand; I offer you My Sight.”
“They have killed the Son,
but here I am, the true Heir
of the Garden.”
“The Kingdom has come, but
men know it not.”
“You have asked My Father
for the Son; My Father and I are One.
On the day of harvest the weeds will
appear, which the thief planted. You
too are a Thief, but with my blessing,
for what is yours in Mine. You will
help others to open the door.”
“And now I must leave, if you
are to see Me. I must leave; so that
when I am gone, I will come to you
and comfort you in your need.”
(C) 2013-2016 by W.G. Milne