A Spiritual Analysis of the Shroud

Hannah Michaels — Time To Think June 19, 2014

The Spiritual Message Behind the Shroud. Click to enlarge

The Spiritual Message Behind the Shroud. Click to enlarge

“No One Harms Me With Impunity” is Christ’s message surrounding the Shroud of Turin. This message has lasted for centuries. Sometimes, the hardest thing to see is right before our eyes. Dozens of scientific studies have been done on the Shroud. Some date it to Jesus’ day; and some place it in Jerusalem, given its bouquet of flower-pollen. Instead of looking at hidden meanings, or higher ones, we start labeling the plants with 13-letter Latin names; plotting them to indigenous locals; and triangulating them with statistics. But let’s just look at the obvious. The most dominant plant pollen on the Shroud is from a spiny, tumble thistle; sort of a “fearsome” plant, if you will; and not one necessarily appropriate for a burial, which has baffled some people, because of its presence on the Shroud. But it’s the most perfect plant of all.
This little gundelia-tournefortii beauty makes up 40 percent of the total amount of pollen found on the Shroud. Botanist Dr. Avinoam Danin said that the percentage being so high could only mean it was physically laid on the Shroud, possibly at one event in Jerusalem. That’s plausible, given the circumstances. Jesus’ crucifixion was a known plot to get Him out of the way. He was taken in the night, tried in the morning, and His body nailed to the cross within hours. Although this event was prophesied in Scriptures, it was still one of injustice; and shook His Disciples. Living through it was almost unbearable. They knew He was the living Son; had left their livelihoods and families to help Him; and became ridiculed beside Him. Jesus entrusted them with something larger than their own lives, when He asked them to carry His message to the world. They were to go to the ten lost tribes of the House of Israel, who had been scattered to the “ends of the Earth”. The disciples had a message for those plotters and planners who crucified Him – “No one harms Him without punishment!” Justice will come.
While there are legends how this motto came about, the message on the Shroud clearly lets us know its most ancient origin. The legend about the Knights of the Round Table is about Christ’s own cavalry, the original men charged with guarding His flock. From symbolism, we can see Andrew made it to Scotland. Trade and travel to the “ends of the Earth” didn’t start in medieval times, man had boats even back in the day. Mankind has been familiar with the art of sailing and astronomy for millennia. The disciples knew exactly where some of their ancestors had relocated to – and the isles afar off were free from Roman control and a safe haven for them, for a time.
An Old Order of the Thistle Logo (Wikimedia Commons).

An Old Order of the Thistle Logo (Wikimedia Commons).

Somewhere in time, it looks like other knights emerged with a mission of chivalry, possibly with the disciples as their examples, but it’s probably safe to say that eventually “something went terribly wrong”. Their old Culdee lifestyle was overwhelmed by Roman customs, then New Orders set up by others with their own ideas of what is right, instead of what God says is right. It took the Romans quite a while to subdue the isles, but eventually it was successfully done through Church and State. Yet, in that floral emblem – the Guardian Thistle – we see the remnants of Israel and can visualize a most noble clan, like the once pre-Roman kings of Scotland. The thistle represented Israel scattered as seed; and for them they called a thistle a “thistle”, with its seven letters.
Once the Holy Thistle was uprooted, this floral emblem became a symbol for Justice – and it will eventually heal the world, which is another hidden meaning, because the thistle can be used for its healing properties – and Christ came to heal the world. While the Roman Church and State managed to destroy most of the Israelite records, some remain, like the Book of Teia Tephi, an autobiography written after the first fall of Jerusalem in 588 BC. And like the Shroud has resurfaced for this generation of souls, her book seems to have done the same. She calls Israel, Jacob’s descendants, a thistle, long before the crucifixion. Here is an excerpt:
Book of Teia Tephi
1:1 Tephi, born in the House of the High Ones – (Pharez – Princes of Zion,
Zion loved of God, – home of the House of the “I AM”, our Lord),
Daughter (descendant) of David, shepherd in Judah, – (Tribe of the Lion)
Queen over Bethel (the Stone) and Dan, – where they be scattered abroad.
1:2 Is not the Word made sure? – We are spread forth in alien places.
Fire that was kindled in wrath – burns to the uttermost Hell.
Cry in the night oh Judah. – Thy wise men covered their faces.
Howl for thy young lions slain, – princes led captive to Bel (Babylon).
I, only I am left, – to cry to the uttermost region, -
Of the far off isles to the West, – home of the remnant of Dan (Eire),
Sown as a thistle on earth is Jacob/Israel, – the names of us legion.
The Hebrew language fails, – shall not be spoken by [the] Man.
Teia Tephi, being the only surviving child of king Zedekiah from Jerusalem and the Temple’s first fall, made it to Ireland with Jeremiah, Jacob’s Pillar Stone, and The Ark of The Covenant. She married a high king of Ireland, from the Judah-Zarah red hand branch of Judah, who was ruling the Tuatha de Danaan, the tribe of Dan, who had continued to migrate north, once released from Egypt during Moses’ time. Teia disappeared into fairy tales, but her book gives a truer account of what she represented, and is linked below.

Shadows Behind the Shroud

The Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud of Turin. Click to enlarge

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