Jesus Before Christianity

Holy Spirit means sacred breath….
Prayer means meditation….
Redemption means fulfilling our human purpose…


and “the truth that sets us free”

is found in the heart’s inner GPS

Jesus’ spirituality, prayer and life disclose their secrets when viewed through the eyes of his native language–Aramaic.

Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus returns us to the original Aramaic of Jesus’s words, where the breath, the body, and the soul are part of a living wholeness in which nature and the divine are not separate. Here language is a part of the creative flow of the seasons and our inner being, awakening us to the Holy Wisdom that is within. Neil Douglas Klotz’s depth of study gives new life to these great teachings, helping us to be in harmony with our original nature, our own connection to Sacred Unity. An invaluable book.”

–Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, author of Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism

Much too much of religious language has become rote.  Religion easily dies when it succumbs to rote. The Aramaic translations of Neil Douglas-Klotz cut through the rote and bring us to the deeper meanings of Jesus’s teaching that can still touch our hearts, move our souls, and ignite our action.  This book displaces rote with profound discourse and insight.  It can open our hearts anew.

My original foreward to Prayers of the Cosmos thirty-two years ago began with these words: “Reader beware: though this book is brief, it contains the seeds of a revolution.” I do not think history has proven me mistaken.

–Matthew Fox, forward to Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus

What people say about

Neil’s Aramaic Jesus work

Without this work, I would have missed the opening for a spiritual life which I had given up and the sense for inner guidance which I did not know in my life before. And I found Jesus as a friend, being with me, very alive. I love the breathing practices in the books. They are guiding me beyond the understanding of the words and help me to find that place of ´simple presence´ that I have missed in my life before.

--G, Germany

Two major realizations have been grounding the teachings of Yeshua in the socio-political setting of occupation and oppression at the time in his homeland and experiencing his transmission as both inner and outer. The healing continues to be in the relief I feel in how each text from Aramaic makes so much sense!

--E, Idaho, USA

In a world of selfies and Facebook, fake news and plenty of vanities talking, wars all over the planet and hate speech, I am very grateful that there are still a few really authentic scholars and teachers like Neil Douglas-Klotz, who share their knowledge and wisdom, their love and light about the divine. This awakens the most holy part in everyone being touched by it.

--M, France

Even though I’m not a practicing Christian or Jew, I’m aware that the Judeo-Christian ethos shapes the culture in which I live and has shaped Western civilization as a whole. Neil reveals the cultural distortion that mistranslating Yeshua’s words from Aramaic into Greek and then English has generated. This distortion has justified the imbalances in our social and economic relations and in our relationship with the natural world, which today undermine humankind’s hopes for survival on a sustainable planet.

--L, North Carolina, USA

Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus

answers frequently asked questions like:

Is Jesus talking about a personal God or an impersonal one? Or both?

What did the words blessing, grace, happiness, and redemption mean to Yeshua?

How do evil and injustice fit into Jesus’s view of life? And what was his remedy?

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