Discover, Awaken, and Experience Early Christianity
Cosolargy’s September Show
Discover, Awaken, and Experience
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chapel of the Holy Child
643 Ralston Street
Reno, NV 89503
September Show Event Schedule
Authentic Christianity: A Universal Religion – Essenes, Therapeutae, Christians, and Buddhists in Ancient Yisrael
Presenter: Rev. Canon Gary Buchanan
Starting Time: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
Rev. Canon Gary Buchanan is an ordained of the International Community of Christ and a member of Cosolargy® International (since 1975); faculty of Jamilian University; music director, the International Community of Christ; director of Wave Front BIOresonance™ at Steamboat Healing Center; developer & head practitioner of Sonatherapy® (Sound, Light, Color, Water & Subtle Energy Therapies); founder of The Music Guild; founding board member of Andean Explorers Foundation & Ocean Sailing Club (since 1985); Founding Conductor, The Foundation Orchestra (since 1988); author of SONA: Healing with Wave Front Bioresonance (2008) and Sonatherapy®: Healing with Light, Color, Sound, Water & Subtle Energies (2012).
Rev. Buchanan is also an internationally recognized composer & conductor, performer and clinician, lecturer & educator, e.g. in music, the arts, ancient history and anthropology, comparative religion, alternative medicine, and The System of Cosolargy®. He has studied and taught at major schools, universities, and educational venues in Europe, Japan, Australia, South America, and the United States. His most recent presentation, Sonatherapy®, Cymatics, and Phonon Chains: The Healing Potentials of Sound in the Body’s Visceral Waters was well received at the 11th Annual Conference on Water in Sofia, Bulgaria by a global scientific audience.
Philosophy of Religion in the Syriac Clementines: Recognitions & Homilies
Presenter: Joseph Gebhardt
Starting Time: 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
An overview of the philosophy of religion as found in the world’s oldest dated manuscript. This talk will examine arguments for and against the existence of God.
The Syriac Clementine Recognitions and Homilies is the first ever complete translation into a modern language of this important historical document relating to the origins of Judaism and Christianity. The Syriac Clementine Recognitions and Homilies tells the first-century story of a young Roman philosopher, Clement. Leaving his native land, Clement travels to the Middle East to meet the Apostles and records details of the original teachings of Jesus’ earliest followers. Clement also relays the travels of the Apostle Peter in his attempt to stop a false version of Christianity from being spread throughout the Roman Empire by an insidious deceiver. The narrative concludes with an amazing life story retold by the author. This astonishing document, having been suppressed for nearly two millennia, contains revelations about the formative years leading up to the split between Jews and Christians, and has the potential to revolutionize modern understandings of religion and philosophy.
Joseph Gebhardt is an instructor in Philosophy, Humanities, and World Religions. He graduated with an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nevada-Reno, having earned there his B.A. in Philosophy with a Minor in Anthropology (with High Distinction). He is a text contributor to the CAL (Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon) Project at Hebrew Union College (Jewish Institute of Religion)-Cincinnati. Joseph has also been frequently called upon to serve as a reviewer for Oxford University Press. His book The Syriac Clementine Recognitions and Homilies is the first ever complete translation into a modern language of this important historical document relating to the origins of Judaism and Christianity.
Searching out the History of First Century Jerusalem
Presenter: Rev. Canon Rebecca Willis
Starting Time: 2:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
There is a fog of misinformation that obscures the history of the first century, and well-meaning people continue to add to the fog to this day. To begin to understand the historical reality we must first identify the major players, their agendas and their points of conflict leading to the conflagration in the latter part of the century. In the 70 C.E. the Romans destroyed the Temple Mount and burned the city with a mission of genocide. As 21 st century observers we have absorbed a plethora of mythology from Sunday school, movies, TV and best-selling novels that is more fog than history. A brief examination of some major players and the central ideas of the time can give us tools to separate speculation and belief from history.
Rev. Canon Rebecca E. Willis is a member of the faculty of the Jamilian University and serves as the Finance Minister of the International Community of Christ and the Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center. She has been a member of Cosolargy International since 1984. Her undergraduate degree is in Mathematics from Northwestern University and studies in Divinity were completed at the Jamilian University. She taught in Switzerland and New York for several years prior to a long career in the computer field as an executive and software designer specializing in education, healthcare and non-profit applications.
James the Just vs. Saul/Paul
Presenter: Dr. Robert Eisenman
Starting Time: 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
Dr. Robert Eisenman is the author of The New Testament Code (2006), James the Brother of Jesus (1998), and many other important texts. He is Professor of Middle East Religions and Islamic Law and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University Long Beach and Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford. In the early 1990s as a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Centre in Jerusalem, he helped pave the way for free access to previously unpublished Scrolls. His profound and provocative work of scholarly detection establishes James as the leader of all opposition groups in the Jerusalem of his day and the spiritual heir to his famous brother Jesus. And drawing on the Dead Sea Scrolls and on long overlooked early Christian texts, Eisenman reveals that the Christianity of Paul is a distortion of what James preached.
Christianity and God’s Sun
Presenter: Rt. Rev. Gene Savoy Jr.
Starting Time: 4:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes
God’s Sun of Righteousness
Messianic dispensation under Jesus
God’s Second Coming
The promised Comforter
First Messianic Community and Second Advent Messianic Community
Difference between the First and Second Dispensation
The Rt. Rev. Gene Savoy, Jr. is Head Bishop of the International Community of Christ and President of Cosolargy International and the Jamilian University of the Ordained. Gene is dedicated to leading a new global spiritual movement that encompasses all religions based upon the Universal System of Cosolargy, which he directs internationally from Cosolargy headquarters in Reno, Nevada USA. Widely traveled, he regularly visits and presides at venues worldwide on behalf of Cosolargy International and the Jamilian University bringing together members of all faith traditions into the Sacred Teachings of Light. Gene is educated in various fields, including comparative religion and holds degrees in Theology and Divinity. He is the author of Solar Cultures of Ancient Greece, a textbook used in the curriculum of the Academy for the Study of the Religious, Arts, Sciences, and Technologies of Cosolargy.
Sunday Sunrise Divine Service
Location and Time: Open-Air Cathedral Church of the Americas at 6:30 a.m.
Starting Time: 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour
Address: 5015 Matterhorn Blvd.
An invitation is extended to all September Show participants to join us for our Sunday Sunrise Divine Service at the Open-Air Cathedral Church of the Americas. For more information on the location, follow the links below.
Before September Show
Join us Thursday and Friday before September Show for a spoken performance of Living the Life of Light: The Odes of Solomon.
A spoken performance of the 42 Odes of Solomon that presents the first modern coherent interpretation of these extraordinary songs of spiritual triumph from the messianic age, with commentary that leads you through the sequence of the messianic drama and process of spiritual regeneration the ancient poet laid out in the poems.
The Odes of Solomon are early Christian poems of spiritual experience that take the reader on a first-person journey of self-transformation, from spiritual conception to ascension and communion with God. The Odes are a record of the personal experience of one who practiced the same Way taught by Jesus, an expression of the spiritual potentials that were offered in the first few generations of the messianic movement that grew around the teachings of Jesus.
Each Ode expresses a point of high spiritual experience or dramatic intensity, like the songs in a modern American musical, and they are strung together in a sequence that tells an epic story: the personal transformation of a burgeoning Child of God in spiritual company with the promised Messiah, who had come to broaden the Way to immortal life and to inaugurate the promised Great Day of the Lord.
Rev. Canon Robert Petrovich is the author of the recently published “Living the Life of Light: A Drama of Ascension” which can be found on Barnes & Noble and other booksellers nationwide.
Presenter: Rev. Canon Robert Petrovich
Location: Chapel of the Holy Child
When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7.
Price: Suggested donation of $20