The “Christ in you” is, in a certain sense, the sacrificial
victim of the lower personal self. Thus the author
of Hebrews speaks of those who “Crucify to themselves
the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame”
(Heb. vi. 6).
This is one of the aspects of the allegory of the Crucifixion,
which was a “pagan” allegory long before it became identified
with the man Jesus . In another aspect of this allegory,
however, it is the lower personal man who has to “crucify”
his personality with its earthly passions and desires in order
that he may be “resurrected” from the deadness of this lower nature. The animal must die that the god may be brought to birth.