Christ’s Lost Years in the Himalayas, January 8, 2017
by Christine Preston
In a lecture entitled ‘The Lost Years and the Lost Teachings of Jesus’ given in 1987, E. C. Prophet discussed Nicholas Roerich’s testimony, in addition to that of Nicholas Notovitch, in relation to the fact that they were shown records concerning Jesus’ presence in India and Tibet. She mentions the fact that the response from the Vatican to Notovitch’s report, concerning the existence of the Tibetan scrolls, was that they already possessed 63 manuscripts that missionaries had brought back from India and Arabia. The existence and significance of these scrolls was apparently suppressed. If it was disclosed that Jesus did go to the Himalayas and Tibet it would or might affect the way people think about his original doctrine. Researchers might ask questions they didn’t ask before, such as whether Jesus’ doctrine was different from what the Roman Church taught after they defined Christianity in 325 AD, or ‘was Jesus influenced by Eastern philosophies?’
The Messenger E. C. Prophet discussed the esoteric interpretation of Scripture, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi texts, the Gnostic gospels etc.
Concerning the Lost Years of Jesus, sixteen passages of the New Testament record that Jesus was teaching but they do not record his words. He is reported to have taught the multitudes, but to have expounded on those teachings, even in an esoteric way, to his disciples. Clement of Alexandria, a Gnostic who acted as a mentor to Origen of Alexandria, wrote about a secret teaching that was reserved to Jesus’ close disciples who were initiated into the great mysteries.