Judas’ story has been revealed to the world in several modifications, by many artists and those, interested in esoteric fields. As a student of the 4th Way I was touched by the emotional presentation of the tale about Judas in BT and I remember the afternoon when a few of us got together and were examining the Biblical texts, looking for the proof of such a claim. We did not find it but at the same time, we did not discover any strong condemnation. Personally, I did not doubt the tale by any means and by logical reasoning it would be unintelligent to dismiss it the same way our fact checks do.
Mr. Gurdjieff had the ability to read peoples’ minds as documented by many of his students e.i. J. Bennett in his book Idiots in Paris or M. Anderson’s Unknowable Gurdjieff. So Jesus Christ certainly must have had such ability as well. It is confirmed in Gospels Matthew 9:4.
So we can deduce that if Jesus Christ had such ability, He must have known Judas’ thoughts. Besides, it is said that in order to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, such a person would have “to be on the level of an apostle.” He himself must have had such ability as well.
Beelzebub’s Tales to his grandson, chapter Religion page 677-680 pdf
“I will inform you, namely, concerning what is said in
this contemporary Holy Writ, which has as it were reached
them in an unchanged form, about the chief, most reasonable
and most devoted of all the beings, directly initiated
by this Sacred Individual or, as they would say, about
one of his Apostles.
“This devoted and favorite Apostle initiated by Jesus
Christ Himself was called ‘Judas’.
“According to the present version of this Holy Writ
everyone who wishes to draw on the true knowledge will
acquire such a conviction, which will also be fixed in his
essence, that this same Judas was the basest of beings
conceivable, and that he was a conscienceless, double-faced, treacherous traitor.
“But in fact, this Judas was not only the most faithful
and devoted of all the near followers of Jesus Christ, but
also, only thanks to his Reason and presence of mind all
the acts of this Sacred Individual could form that result,
which if it did not serve as the basis for the total destruction
of the consequences of the properties of the organ
Kundabuffer in these unfortunate three-brained beings,
yet it was nevertheless, during twenty centuries the source
of nourishment and inspiration for the majority of them
in their desolate existence and made it at least a little
“In order that you may better represent and make clear
to yourself the genuine individuality of this Judas, and
the significance of his manifestation for the future, I must
first still inform you that when this Sacred Individual
Jesus Christ, intentionally actualized from Above in a
planetary body of a terrestrial being, completely formed
Himself for a corresponding existence, He decided to
actualize the mission imposed on Him from Above,
through the way of enlightening the reason of these
three-brained terrestrial beings, by means of twelve different
types of beings, chosen from among them and who were
specially enlightened and prepared by him personally.
“And so, in the very heat of His Divine Activities, surrounding
circumstances independent of Him were so arranged,
that not having carried out His intention, i.e., not
having had time to explain certain cosmic truths and to
give the required instructions for the future, He was compelled
to allow the premature cessation of his planetary
existence to be accomplished.
“He then decided, together with these twelve terrestrial
beings intentionally initiated by Him, to have recourse
to the sacred sacrament Almznoshinoo—the process of
the actualization of which sacred sacrament was already
well known to all of them, as they had already acquired
in their presences all the data for its fulfillment—so that
He should have the possibility, while He still remained
in such a cosmic individual state, to finish the preparation
begun by Him for the fulfillment of the plan designed for
actualization of the mission imposed on Him from Above.
“And so, my boy, when having decided on this and
being ready to begin the preliminary preparation required
for this sacred sacrament, it then became clear that it
was utterly impossible to do this, as it was too late; they
were all already surrounded by beings, called ‘guards’ and
their arrest and everything that would follow from it, was
expected at any moment. And it was just here that this
Judas, now a Saint and formerly the inseparable and devoted
helper of Jesus Christ and who is ‘hated’ and
‘cursed’ owing to the naive nonreasonableness of the peculiar
three-brained beings of your planet, manifested
himself and rendered his great objective service for which
terrestrial three-brained beings of all subsequent generations should be grateful.
“This wise, onerous, and disinterestedly devoted manifestation
taken upon himself consisted in this, that while
in a state of desperation on ascertaining that it was impossible to fulfill the required preliminary procedure for
the actualization of the sacred Almznoshinoo, this Judas,
now a Saint, leaped from his place and hurriedly said:
“ ‘I shall go and do everything in such a way that you
should have the possibility of fulfilling this sacred preparation without hindrance, and meanwhile set to work at once.’
“Having said this, he approached Jesus Christ and
having confidentially spoken with Him a little and received His blessing, hurriedly left.
“The others, indeed without hindrance, finished everything necessary for the possibility of accomplishing this sacred process Almznoshinoo.
“After what I have just said, you should now without
any doubt understand how the three-brained beings, of
the two types indicated by me of the planet Earth which
has taken your fancy, have distorted for their various egoistic
aims all the truths to such an extent, that about this Judas, now
a Saint—thanks to whom alone such a blessed
hearth of tranquillity from their desolate existence had
arisen and existed for them for twenty centuries—there has
been crystallized in the presences of the beings of all
subsequent generations such an unprecedented unjust representation.
“I personally even think that if this Judas was presented
in their Holy Writ as a type of this kind, then it may
have been for this reason, that it was necessary for someone
or other, also belonging to the mentioned types, to
belittle in this way, for a certain purpose, the significance
of Jesus Christ Himself.
“And, namely, He appeared to be so naive, so unable to
feel and see beforehand, in a word, so unperfected that
in spite of knowing and existing together with this Judas
so long, He failed to sense and be aware that this immediate
disciple of His was such a perfidious traitor and that
he would sell Him for thirty worthless pieces of silver.”