From: "laura" 
Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 3-4
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:57:47 -0500

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Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 3-4

> > > Are these documents a fantasy or what ?
> >I wonder if the Zadokites are real,

After doing a bit of research, I have enough links to Zadokite information
to last for a few hours of reading, and possibly enlighten one's veiw of the
Illuminati.  There actually was a Zadokite group who was of a priestly
lineage.  Some of the documents are contradictory, but what else is new?
Included here are some excerpts and links if you're interested...


> The Essenes seem to have arisen as an outgrowth of the Hasidim, who in the
> first half of the second century B.C. devoted themselves to resisting
> Seleucid attempts to Hellenize the Jews and destroy the ancient orthopraxy
> and faith in the Torah. After the Maccabean Revolt, the new Hasmonean
> dynasty and its Hasidic allies set about purifying the nation's religion.
> Even amongst the stricter sort, however, there were dissenters; the
> Maccabean rulers had arrogated the high priesthood of the Temple to
> themselves, and some, who considered themselves the true heirs of the
> Zadokite priests descended from Davidic times, protested this diversion of
> the sacred office and became victims of the Hasmonean consolidation of
> power. During the reigns of Simon Maccabeus (142-134) or his son John
> Hyrcanus (134-104), some of these dissenters rallied round their leader,
> (as the founding "Teacher of Righteousness" in the Scrolls) had suffered
> notable but unspecified abuses, and followed him into the desert. These
> dissenters were the Essenes, and the place to which a portion of them
> withdrew was Qumran.6 There the "sons of Zadok," established in a new
> Covenant, pursued their own salvation independently of the nation's, and
> gave up awaiting temporal political victory in favor of cosmic victory in
> the imminent last days, when they would "come back from the wilderness and
> live in safety for a thousand generations."

> During its long life, however, the Qumran community was a formidable
> Its raison d'tre was isolation. Convinced that mankind generally and the
> Jewish nation in particular had fallen from God's favor, the sectarians
> withdrew into the wilderness of Judah and devoted themselves to their
> preparations for the last days, removed from threat of temptation or
> contamination by God's and their own enemies. There in the desert, the
> sons of Zadok relished their apocalyptic dreams of the day when they, the
> elect, would be restored to their inheritance and the "sons of perdition"
> (that is, everyone else, whether gentiles, laxer Jews, or the mistaken
> of the Temple faith) would go to fiery judgment.
> The places where the Essenes lived are described differently by Philo and
> Josephus. Philo says once that they lived not in cities but in villages
> once that they lived in cities and in villages. Josephus says they lived
> various cities. This confusing situation is cleared up by the Zadokite
> document, which gives one set of rules for those who live in cities,
> for those who live in camps. The document's camps are presumably the
> villages of Philo.
>  The tradition of the Mishnah is vital to our understanding; but now we
> consider the evidence of a tradition more than a thousand years older, and
> that which properly explains the words of the Torah Itself: the calendar
> the Sadducees.
> In even earlier times there were also two schools of thought, that of the
> Sadducees (the Zadokite Priesthood), and that of the Pharisees (the
> Hasmonean Priesthood).

> The origin of the Sadducees remains a mystery. An important and
> controversial clue is the etymology of  the name 'Sadducees' (sedqm).
> word may be derived from the word Tsaddq ('righteous') or the name Zadok,
> who was either high priest in the age of king Salomo or the name of the
> founder of the sect (see above). It is not possible to choose between the
> alternatives: the name 'righteous ones' may have been adopted as a retort
> the Chasidim (i.e., the early Pharisees), who claimed that they were the
> only pious ones; the name 'sons of Zadok', on the other hand, may refer to
> the fact that only the descendants of Zadok were -according to an ancient
> tradition- entitled to perform the priestly service in the Temple.

>  It might even be significant that he traced himself directly back to
> rather than to the rival (and pro-Roman) Zadokite line that constituted
> priestly aristocracy during the Second Temple era, but to which the
> Hasmoneans did not belong.

> Essenism began around 180 BC as a reaction to Hellenistic influence among
> the Jewish people. They called themselves the Zadokites or the Hasidim
> (pious). In addition to the canonical books of the Old Testament, they
> composed and studied their own scriptures, commentaries and prophecies,
> written between 170 and 60 BC. These scriptures were uncovered by modern
> archaeology in the Essene monastery at Khirbet-Qumran, west of the Dead
> The Essenes flourished until 69 AD, when they were killed by the Romans.

> A Brief History of the New World Order:
> Around the year 70 AD Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple. A group of
> Zadokite priests - practicioners of an early form of Judaism & guardians
> the secrets of an Egyptian Mystery school - escaped, certainly to Europe,
> probably to France, probably to the Chartres region. Known as the 'Sons of
> Light', it was their traditions that gave birth to Illuminism & the
> 'Illuminati'.