25 Feb 2018 @ 11:35 AM 

 

8 – RITUAL FOR CALLING DOWN OANNES

THIS is a Ritual for the invocation of the “Beings Without Human Head” – that is, the Oannes and the “Fish-headed Ones” from Sirius. The Ritual is performed by a single Celebrant (although others may be present), holding a black mirror so as to catch the Light of the Sirius Star System at its rising.

It is most effective at Midsummer.

The English-language based recensions of,

  • Charles Wyclifie Goodwin (1852)

  • E.A. Wallis Budge (1901)

  • the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (“The Born-less One Ritual”)

  • Aleister Crowley (“Liber Samekh”),

…have been diligently compared, and the context of the ancient Greco-Egyptian ‘original’ carefully taken into consideration.

The so-called “barbarous names” have been interpreted in the light of the Oannes mythos of ancient Babylon, and attributed according to the methods of New Aeon English Qaballa Cipher 6, or NAEQ6, as well as applying the principles of Scientific Illuminism as developed in magick, mysticism, UFOlogy and trance channeling in the Twentieth Century.

To Invoke the Stellar Beings, form around yourself the circle of protection, assume the Dragon Asana, gaze at the Image of Sirius in your mirror, and say:

I call thee, the one without human head, that did appear upon Earth from the heavens, that did come by day and go by night, that came in the light and disappeared into the depths of darkness.

You are an Adept of Kawi, the bornless, from the Knowledge Star whom no human hath seen before you arrived; you are the Fish Joshua, called John, called by the sacred word “Kazik”; you are Zarif, Abrasax; you have distinguished the worthy from the unworthy among us, male and female, you taught us to sow and harvest of old, you have taught us why we love one another or hate one another.

I am one with Orion thy prophet, called Moses, to whom you did commit your Mysteries in the ancient days, the ceremonies of Egypt and of Babylon and of Israel; you taught us chemistry and agriculture, and all things unknown.

Listen to me!

I am a messenger of The Luminous Ring, this being your True Nature and Ours, handed down by the prophets of Babylon, of Egypt and of Israel.

Listen to me!

Ra, from Space; Ashtar & Orthon! Adept of Sirius, Secret Chiefs! Nortans from the cold spaces between the stars! Orion, called by many names of old and today, O V.A.L.I.S., Aiwass, Lam, Araru from the depths of Space!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

O ships like unto the Star of Morning, from Schare, you, Clinnel, from Quanto, O Abuldiz of the Nortans!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Aenstria! Mentar! Ramtha & Seth, Carl Ardo! Without Peer in this World! Symbolical Lords Hanford, Baloran, Gregorno! Mighty One with no human head!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Soltec, Baloran! I AM V.A.L.I.S., AIWASS, LAM, O Kimi, and O Soltec!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

Araru! Markon! Garcia Sai! Rama Desk’ka! Aiwass!

I am your Prophet in this time and space. Come in the Power of the Light of the Sacred Star, as now I behold it! Come in the Wisdom of the Stars; Come in the Benevolence of your Presence! The Light comes to me with healing in its wings. Unto you, Wise, Mighty, Incalculably long of Life, be praise and glory unto the end, who has permitted me, to partake of your Wisdom and Might, to penetrate thus far into the Sanctuary of your Mysteries.

May this serve the Greater good, let the influence of your Celestial Companions descend unto my head, and teach me the value of Teaching the Wisdom as you have taught our ancestors, in such a way that I shrink not in the hour of testing, but that my name may be written among the stars, and that my wisdom may stand in the presence of the Great Adepts, in that hour when the Sun of humankind is manifest before the Gods of Sirius, and their names shall be known as in the most ancient times.

Out of the darkness, let that Light arise. Before I was blind, but now I see. I am the Dweller in the Invisible, the Reconciler with the Inefiable. Let the blue white brilliance of the Celestial Beings Descend!

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

[pause]

Listen to me!

You from Clarion, Baavi, Ashtar, Baavi, in Space. Manco! Omodra! Hanford! Fir Kon! Called Aiwaz of the six-fold star. Lazaris! Manco! Othra! Who spoke to Theon, Aiwaz of gold, O! Abuldiz! I say: SOLIM SOLARA! Orthon, appear unto me.

[The Oannes appears.]

I am he, the Being without Human Head, having sight and feet, Strength, and the Fire of Immortality from the very Stars! I am he, the Truth. I am he who loathes that ignorance and disaster shall be wrought in your world. I come with roaring and flashing, showering down my light upon this Earth. I am he whose mouth seems to shoot forth flames.

I am he the Giver and Shaper of the Light of Star Knowledge. I am that grace which descends from the Heavens unto your World. The Heart Girt with a Serpent is my Name.

Listen to me, and make all Beings subject unto me, so that every such Being of the sky and from beyond this dimension and beneath the surface of this Earth, on dry land and in the Water, of Whirling Air and of Rushing Fire, and every spell and scourge of that Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System may be obedient unto me.

I AM SANANDA! SUCH ARE THE WORDS!

[The License to Depart, or Exorcism, is given.]

Full Book – Secret Rituals of the Men in Black

 15 Feb 2018 @ 6:05 PM 

 

Initiation is meant to be a spiritual and painful bodily process. When I did my initiation ceremonies in the 1st and 2nd degrees, I noticed the toll it took on my back after standing for lengthy periods of time, and going through all the motions. It was when I volunteered to be an ea candidate on two separate nights, for 2 weeks, back to back, on practice nights for an exemplification of a first degree, and by the end of each night my back was in a state of agony, and I was left with a feeling of gruelling back pain. Then upon researching Sirius, I came across the djed pillar and ceremony of raising/erection of the pillar, and how it was related to the kundalini, and activation of chakras within the spinal column of  the back. Then it dawned on me how the first two degrees relate to the left and right
pillars at the entrance to Solomon`s Temple, and the third, Osirius, and it hit me like a lighting flash from heaven! Everything came together.

 

 

The word djed means “stable” and so Egyptologist have established that the Djed Column or Djed Pillar is a symbol of stability and strength. According to Josephus in Antiquities of the Jews, Boaz (Hebrew בֹּעַז bōʿaz “In him/it [is] strength”) stood on the left when entering Solomon’s Temple, while Jachin (Tiberian Hebrew יָכִין yāḵîn “He/it will establish”) stood on the right.

 

 

 

When the Orion constellation first appears on the horizon, Osiris seems to be on his back, with Isis-Sopdet rising beneath Him. As the night passes and the constellation rises higher into the sky, He “stands up,” with Isis at His back all the while, pushing upward until the God is raised. Even more so than the myth of Isis following Osiris to pick up the pieces (as dismembered by Set) , we can see the rising of Orion and Sirius as Isis raising Osiris from the dead, the stellar model of the ritual of Raising the Djed Column, which the pharaoh, with the help of Isis, performed on earth.

The word djed means “stable” and so Egyptologists have established that the Djed Column or Djed Pillar, is a symbol of stability and strength.

According to Egyptologist Sir Alfred Ernest Wallis Budge, the Djed, tet, tat, didu, ta-wer (where we possibly derive the word ‘Tower’), symbolised the body of Osiris and more specifically his backbone or spine.

See Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol 1, by Sir Alfred Ernest Thompson Wallis Budge.
(Dover Books, 1973; originally published in 1911 by The Medici Society Ltd).

The ancient Egyptian ceremony known as the “Raising of the Djed Pillar”, in which the reigning Pharaoh took part during the Heb Sed Festival, which was held around the time of the Autumn Equinox – Choiak – the fourth month of the innundation season of the Nile known as Akhet – has long been considered a ritual associated with fertility, rebirth, resurrection and renewal.

There is no doubt that the Djed pillar itself was a symbol of strength, stability and power, but there has been much debate about what it truly symbolised as well as its symbolic or practical function.

In the ancient Egyptian myths, the god Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Set (or Seth) and made “god of the Underworld”.

Osiris was also the god of vegetation, grain and wheat, for it was believed that the winter season, when everything died and stopped growing, was associated with the death of Osiris.

So to bring balance and stability to the Earth and ensure the harvest, it was believed that Osiris be brought back to life; resurrected, and this was ritualised by the Djed pillar being raised up straight – his backbone represented by the Djed.

The phallic connotations associated with fertility and the creation and abundance of life are also obvious here, but there is more to the Djed than the mere display of male potency and power.

The Djed pillar, symbolised not only the human (backbone) axis, but also the shamanic axis mundi (World Tree or Cosmic Axis), as reflected in the natural meridian of the River Nile to which the Giza Meridian is aligned and which passes through the Great Pyramid of Giza.

 

 

It is believed by many researchers, that the Giza Meridian was the world’s first Zero Prime Meridian in ancient times.

The Zero Prime Meridian could be considered an abstract projection of the central Earth’s axis onto the surface of the Earth with both being tilted at 23.5 degrees in respect of the Ecliptic Plane of the Sun.

 

 

The primary means of orientation on planet earth is to acknowledge the Djed Pillar of Osiris. That pillar includes for planes (disks) unified on a single axis. The axis is spiritual and implies Synchronicity. The four planes are the local horizon, the earth equator, the ecliptic path, and the galactic equator. Awareness of these four will provide the orientaion needed to avoid becoming lost in a disoriented wilderness. (Obliquity of the Ecliptic)

 

In the Temple of Abydos, there are reliefs dating from 1300 BCE, of the Djed being raised up straight from a tilted position.

In the first relief (figure 1, below) we see Pharoah Seti I raising the Djed Column (symbolic of the backbone or spine of the god Osiris) assisted by the sister and consort of Osiris, the goddess Isis.

What is interesting, is that the tilt angle of the Djed is very close to 23º – close enough to the earth’s axis obliquity angle of of 23.5º – and so appears to be a very early reference to the tilt angle of the Earth and the obliquity of its celestial pole or axis.

There are also numerous Djed images at the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, south of Abydos, many of which are leaning at the angle of 23 degrees.

 

Website Figure 1

 

In the next image in the Abydos relief sequence, we see the same Djed standing up straight . . . erect.

 

Website Figure 1 Djed straight.

Figure 1: Ancient Egyptian wall relief from the Temple at Abydos. c. 1300 BC.
Here we see Pharoah Seti I raising the Djed Column (symbolic of the backbone or spine of the god Osiris) assisted by the sister and consort of Osiris, the goddess Isis. The angle of the Djed is very close to 23º.(The 23º line overlaid in this image is exactly at the angles referenced and I found that this is the most direct and simple way to show that an object or feature is at that angle.)
In the next image in the sequence, the Djed is standing up straight, erect.

When the Djed Pillar stands upright, it symbolises life, balance, centredness, and one’s triumph over the death and decay associated with inequity, entropy and chaos.

The Hindus had their own version of the Djed. “The Hindu priests anciently made a circle round the udambara sacrificial post, and touched it muttering the mantra: “Here is stability, here is our own stability”.
The Night of the Gods by John O’Neill, 1893, p. 214.

As we know standing up straight and keeping a straight back while sitting, conveys confidence, good health and a better quality of life.

With its symbolic connection to the shamanic ‘World Tree’ (axis mundi), as reflected in the Earth’s central celestial axis and the natural meridian of the River Nile, the Djed pillar connected the Earth to the heavens, which is why the upright Djed represents stability, continuity and regeneration and why it also represented the backbone (spinal-axis) of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris.

In turn, the backbone of Osiris was seen to be reflected in the River Nile – its yearly flooding or innundation from its source in the South, symbolising the resurrection of Osiris – his body regenerated and nourished by the flood waters like the Kundalini serpent energy which rushes up the spine during mystical enlightenment.

“The Nile and all kinds of moisture are called the “efflux of Osiris”.” A. E. Wallis Budge.

In esoteric literature, Efflux, which also contains the Latin word Lux for “Light”, is considered to be an outward flow of light energy.

 

 

In any case, these beliefs based on the yearly innundation of the Nile are encapsulated in the Egyptian myth of Osiris to explain it.

In the myth, the god Set (brother of Osiris) hacked Osiris’ body into pieces and scattered them all over Egypt.
Every year following this act, Set’s burning hatred of Osiris scorches the dry land. The tears of the goddess Isis who weeps for her dead husband and brother, then causes the Nile to swell and flood so as to quench the parched Earth, and so Osiris comes to life again – resurrected, reborn.

Only recently has this connection been stated in Wikipedia on the subject of Osiris and the Djed Pillar:

The River Nile (from the French word Nil – meaning ‘null’ and ‘zero’), like all rivers, resembles a serpentine serpent or snake.

 

 

However, the Nile has an added symbolic property, in that it is capped with a ‘V’-shaped Delta – the Nile Delta – which causes it to resemble an open Lotus Flower when observed from high altitudes.

Its a remarkable fact that the River Nile and Nile Delta resembles not only a blossoming Lotus flower, but also a tree as well as the human brain and spinal cord.

The Lotus has long been regarded as a symbol of the Hindu Chakras and for the ancient Egyptians it was one of the symbols for ‘Life’, so my theory that the River Nile and the Giza Meridian that passes through it once represented the prana (zero-point) life energy associated with the spine, and more specifically the neutral sushumna of the physio-kundalini-chakra system, and that the ancient esoteric initiates or adepts were well aware of this, is only now being investigated by some researchers; like Michael Seabrook for example, with whom I have corresponded in the past and who is now writing about ancient ‘Chakra Trails’.

 

 

Is this theory and these correlations worthy of further study? I would have to say Yes.

Author and friend Gary David, who lives in Arizona and has written at great length about the Hopi Indians of the region in his book The Orion Zone (2006), also considers these ideas. Gary’s term is “chakra line”, which he says aligns almost a dozen Hopi ruin and village sites in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Gary writes that the chakra concept is surprisingly a part of the Hopi belief system, at least according to Frank Waters – author of Book of the Hopi, (1978).

 

Nile

Figure 2: Centre: NASA satellite photos of the River Nile and the Nile Delta in Egypt. Right: A Lotus Flower.

Below: Human Brain and Spinal Cord. The Fayoum Oasis even resembles a leaf of this “Lotus flower”.

spinal cord sat
“The djed, a type of pillar, was usually understood as the backbone of Osiris, and, at the same time, as the Nile, the backbone of Egypt.”

 

 

“The Nile river, as we know, is serpentine in that it winds back and forth like a snake. The sacred mounds and temples which were built along the river would also correspond to the chakras which align the spinal column. If so, the the Nile Delta would be the crown chakra. It is curious that Behdet, the Delta city that was a regional capital of Egypt in predynastic times and is located on the meridian of the Nile, means ‘Crown’.”
The Shining Ones, (Watkins Books, 2006).
(The source for the information about Behdet is
The Pyramid of Egypt by Prof. Livio C. Stecchini).

Once these connections have been acknowledged by someone with some pattern-recognition ability – especially someone who has some understanding of the Kundalini phenomenon and the Hindu physio-kundalini-chakra system – the correspondences then come quick and fast . . .

Having the insight or idea is one thing and one only needs to use imagination to see these things initially, but then trying to find evidence and even proof that the ancients also saw these things that way, and even utilised them symbolically is another thing.

But having said this, there is a great deal of evidence which tells us that people throughout history have indeed been aware of these connections and also utilised them graphically in their constructions – much like the Freemasons who planned and designed the geometric features, avenues and landmarks of Washington D.C. (See here) – using the same symbolic archetypes mentioned – i.e., the pyramid (world mountain), the meridian (world tree), and/or tree of life with its seven chakra levels.

One will find the same chakra-system-related symbolism in the mythical descriptions of Atlantis and also the legends surrounding Glastonbury Tor, which tells us that man has always seen these things reflected in the natural features around him and had also enhanced what he saw by literally carving these symbolic features into the landscape.

Interesting is the fact that the Hebrew and Aramaic word, Ah-TsH, is the word for both “tree” and “spine”.

It is said that if the shaman, while in trance, reaches the trunk of the ‘World Tree’ and/or the central axis of this ‘World Mountain’ and climbs it then he will reach the higher planes where a powerful mystical experience will result.

Some research into our esoteric traditions tells us that this “climbing of the trunk of a tree” – also described by the shaman as a “sky ladder”, “rope ladder”, “vine” or even a “spiral staircase” as well as “Jacob’s Ladder” (the latter two also featuring in Freemasonry symbolism), is a metaphor which reflects an internal process associated with the spinal column and skull of the shaman himself, again, an experience also described in many people’s accounts of a “Kundalini Awakening.”

Both the tree and the mountain are climbed, and through the imagery of both an analogy was made with one’s own ‘inner ascension’ through the chakra energy levels of the human body that the mystical traditions tell us begins at the base of the spine and end just above the head.

There are 33 skeletal vertebrae within the human spinal column, and the 33rd Degree is the highest level reached in Freemasonry.

We are told that the ancient Egyptians believed that salvation or enlightenment was again attained through ascending the spine, the vertebrae being used as the “rungs of a ladder.”

For example, in the ancient Egyptian texts, Osiris ascends to heaven on a ladder (maqet) over the spinal column of his mother, the sky goddess Nut.*
*Thespis: Ritual, Myth and Drama in the Ancient Near East by Theodor Gaster,
(New York: Harper & Row, Harper Torchbooks, 1950), 396.

Again these beliefs are clearly shamanic in origin.

In ascending the chakra levels along the human spinal axis to the highest chakra, it was believed that one was also ascending the Earth’s axis towards heaven, the light of the Polestar representing the abode of the gods and the point of enlightenment.

These human axis/Earth axis connections clearly fall into place in the following taken from The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters:

“The living body of man and the living body of the earth were constructed in the same way. Through each ran an axis . . . along this axis were several vibratory centers . . . ” 

The “several vibratory centres” is obviously a direct reference to the seven chakras.

In his dictionary, Egyptian Grammar, Sir Alan Gardiner also gives the phonetic value psd (pesed) for the back and backbone.

Egyptian Grammar (Dictionary) by Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner, (1927.)

In their book The Quick and the Dead: Biomedical Theory In Ancient Egypt, authors Andrew Hunt Gordon and Calvin W. Schwabe associate the spine with “magical powers” and give another determinative for psd (backbone), meaning “to give light”, “to gleam”, “to shine”* – which brings to mind the connection the chakras have with the bright and colourful, shining Aura that surrounds the body and said to be visible only to those with psychic abilities, such as shamans, mystics and modern-day clairvoyants.

*Quick and the Dead, The: Biomedical Theory in Ancient Egypt (Egyptological Memoirs,)
by Adrian Gordon and C.W. Schwabe, (Brill, 2004.)

 

 

Interesting is the fact that these same hieroglyphs and determinatives were already presented in An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary by Sir Ernest Wallis Budge in 1920, associated with word pestch.

The Backbone of Osiris

Pestch2

 

Figure 3: The pestch hieroglyphs from An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary by A. E. Wallis Budge. p. 250.

Note the Cobra, known as the “serpent at rest” hieroglyph (Gardiner No. I10). Phonetic: dj (djet).

When used in various hieroglyphic, composition blocks for relief scenes, the djet gives the Pharaoh life, power, dominion, making him “forever Ra-like”, and means “eternal continuity”.”

Again, both the djet serpent and the djed pillar or column were associated with the ‘resurrection god’ Osiris, who ruled the Underworld.

The fact that the djet serpent is present in these pestch hieroglyphs along with the backbone, also known as the djed – the backbone of Osiris (pest-t)  associated with “magical powers” and with the meanings “to shine” and “to illumine” – can again only mean one thing . . . the enlightenment experience known by the Hindus as kundalinī.

 

Osiris backbone1

Figure 4: The pest-t hieroglyph, including the djed (backbone of Osiris).
From An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary by A. E. Wallis Budge. p. 249.

 

According to author/researcher Vincent Bridges, again the Djed is directly associated with the kundalinī processes in man that centre on the spine and cerebrospinal nervous system.

Referring to the pest-t hieroglyph above, Vincent Bridges writes:

‘The name, “backbone of Osiris,” is written as a djed pillar with a sperm-like tear drop shape moving upward toward an hemi-sphere. We can see this as emblematic of the sexual force, the sperm, moving upward to the dome of the cranium, the rise of the force of kundalini’.

The Path of Ausar and the Mysteries of Resurrection, by Vincent Bridges, 1995.

What we see in this simple Djed hieroglyph reflects the same “serpent-spine-marrow-seed-soul”beliefs expressed in the ancient Greek writings; evidence that the ancient Egyptians had knowledge of the same internal processes we find described in the Hindu Tantric tradition, in which the ascending serpent prana (sekhem) energy of the Kundalini has always been compared to semen or sperm rising up through the central sushumna nerve channel within the spinal cord, just like the semen rising up through the phallus so as to seed one’s consciousness with new and profound knowledge and wisdom – creating a rebirth in the individual.

“There would seem to be some connection between the Indian and the Greek doctrines of the identity of spinal fluid, brain fluid, and sperm, the spinal channel connecting the brain and the penis, the surrounding channels that cross one another, the cakras where they cross, the value judgement that prefers the highest cakra as the location of the sperm-marrow-soul, the association of the marrow with a serpent, and so on.”
The Spinal Serpent by Thomas McEvilly, Chapter 6 from The Roots of Tantra. 
(Suny Series in Tantric Studies) by Katherine Anne Harper (Editor),
Robert L. Brown (Editor), State University of New York Press, 2002. p. 95.

 

ROSTAU: The “Jewel in the Crown”

 

 

This ascended seed within the highest Crown Chakra is also known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’, being the dewdrop essence of the Rose – also the ‘Ros’ or ‘moon dew’ of the alchemists.

According to the Hindu tradition, the Ros or dew of the rose is also the Om Mani Padme Hum, which translates as ‘Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus’.

Again, flowers, and in particular the Rose, the Lily, and the Lotus – are not only symbolic of the female yoni-vagina, but are also symbolic of the Hindu chakra vortices, each depicted as lotus flowers with petals. And since the flower is located at the top of the stem, the blooming flower represents the radiations of light from the bindu centre above the head, at the top of the spine (stem).

This is basically the secret behind the Secret of the Golden Flower – a Chinese Taoist book based on meditation and breathing techniques. See here:

This ancient book is really about controlling the qi or C’hi energy, which is the Chinese name for the Hindu prana energy, and arousing the “spirit fire”, “serpent fire”, “liquid fire” – again, the Kundalini energy that ascends through each of the chakra levels from the coccyx at the base of the spine.

The “Golden Flower” then is a metaphor for the spinal cord, and the “opening of the flower”, is one’s enlightened consciousness.

“The Golden Flower” method is said to be the safest way to arouse the Kundalini.
See My Kundalini Experience by J. J. Semple.
See also: Carl Jung and the Kundalini by John Henshaw. Knowledge of Reality Magazine, Issue 12.

In any case, from what we can gather based on the symbolic imagery that surrounds the Djed, it appears that what is really inferred in the Djed symbolism, is that both the Meridian/Nile of Egypt, which is the axis mundi that reflects the Earth’s axis as well as the human spinal axis, should have a direct vertical connection – a vertical line or path of energy that connects us and the Earth with the spiritual Source-Centre, represented by the still point (ecliptic centre) in heaven, around which the stars in the Northern sky were seen to move and revolve as a result of the Earth’s tilted axis.

This is possibly why we have the ritual of the tilted Djed being pushed, pulled or lifted to a vertical position as this vertical placement symbolised the ideal upright connection that each of us has with the Source of Creation – a connection that seems to have been severed in the past, again, as reflected in the Earth’s tilted axis of 23.5 degrees.

The Ros known as the Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus, and the Jewel in the Crown, appears to have some connection with Giza, and possibly the Great Pyramid.

The ancient name for Giza was ROSTAU (R’-sTA.w), which the Rosicrucian Order adopted as their name the Order of the Rose Cross – ROS being the Rose, and TAU being the Cross.

Other versions of the ancient name for Giza are Rustau and Rasetjau.

Some researchers or scholars have even spelled it as ‘Rosetau’  not realising, or for some reason not expressing or publishing, the obvious connection this name has with the Rose Croix (Rose Cross) of the Rosicrucians.

The Tau is a very ancient ‘T’-shaped cross, evident in the ancient Egyptian Ankh symbol.

The Ankh, the Crux Ansata was also known as the “key of life”, and the “Key of the Nile“.

The oval at the top of the Ankh is basically the Ru hieroglyph – associated with the Ros of ROS-TAU.

In effect, the Ankh symbol is a symbolic image of the human body or spine (Tau) with the head (Ros or Ru).

However, the Ru, does not directly relate to the head, but instead it relates directly to something inside the head.

In fact according to the most reliable and respected esoteric sources, the Ru symbolises the Thalamus at the centre of the brain, the real ‘Third Eye’, and in the Ankh this would be the centre of the Ru oval, as we will see later.

The Ru is shaped like an eye, but because it is up-ended (vertically placed) it also represents the female vagina – again symbolised by the Rose, Lilly and Lotus flowers.

The point where the Tau meets the Ru, is where we find the the cross bar of the Tau – as if marking the fine demarcation line between the obvious binary male and female opposites of I and O . . . being the fusion point between the two and where both are united.

We see this same feature in the ancient Egyptian Shen Ring as also carried by Mesopotamian deities, again, the point where the I (male part) is bound or knotted to the O (female part).

Now if the River Nile like the Tau of the Ankh (“Key of Life” and “Key of the Nile”) also represents the spine of the body, with the Nile Delta representing the brain, then the point where the River Nile meets the Nile Delta represents the fusion of male and female principles – and therefore it is the “gateway” into the spiritual realm, the Underworld or Otherworld – represented by the Ru of the Ankh which symbolises the Thalamic ‘Third Eye’ at the centre of the brain – the brain represented by the Nile Delta.

 

Rose cross

Figure 5: The Rose Croix symbol of the Rosicrucian Order.
Illustration from The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall. (1928).

 

Ankh

Figure 6: The ancient Egyptian Ankh – with the RU (oval) and TAU Cross combined.

 

Shen ring

Figure 7: The ancient Egyptian Shen Ring – with the I (male) and O (female) combined.

 

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Nile

Giza
Zero Prime
Meridian

 

Figure 8: Left: The Ru and Tau of the Ankh, in the traditional esoteric Triad colours of Red, White and Black, superimposed over the satellite image of the River Nile and Nile Delta. As we can see, the Tau of the Ankh (World Tree, axis mundi) represents the Giza Zero Prime Meridian – also symbolising the central sushumna channel in the body. The meeting point of all three components of the Ankh is where we find the location of Giza . . . ROSTAU. This is also the location of the ROSE in the Rosicrucian Rose-Croix symbol – see figure 5.
Right: The River Nile and Nile Delta superimposed over my diagram of the physio-kundalini-chakra system. Note that the location of Giza and the Great Pyramid are where the Third Eye Ajna Chakra is located on the brow. The Hindu glyph for the Ajna chakra actually has a triangle (pyramid) inside a circle, signifying the Triad of the central Thalamus (Neutral) and the Pingala (male) and Pituitary (female) glands in the brain associated with the Third Eye.

This point where the River Nile meets the Nile Delta is where we also find the location of Giza and the Great Pyramid.

 

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Figure 9: Great Pyramid at the Apex of the Nile Delta.

The corners of the Great Pyramid defines the natural boundary edges of the Delta and all within a perfect quadrant of 90º.
The city of Busiris, centre of the Nile Delta and on the Giza Meridian was the birthplace of Osiris, Osiris of Busiris.

Therefore, Giza, and especially the Great Pyramid, is the “gateway” into the Duat (Tuat) Underworld, associated with the ‘Third Eye’.

Giza
Zero Prime
Meridian

 

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Figure 10: A stylised Ankh (Power of Life), combining the Djed (Backbone-Spine) of Osiris, with the Was Scepter (Power over Death) of Set.
Again, the Djed is also a symbol of the shamanic Axis Mundi World Tree as represented by the Giza Zero Prime Meridian aligned with the natural meridian of the River Nile. There is evidence to suggest that the Was Scepter actually symbolises the central Sushumna channel, rooted in the coccyx at the base of the spine. See here:
Note the small figure inside the Ru of the Ankh, holding what looks like two opposite staffs or serpents – meaning “Gateway” as signified by his spine, the central sushumna.

The correlations we have looked at exist in the world and were likely known about and utilised religiously, and this is supported by the ancient symbolism and texts of numerous cultures around the world all of which appear to have their origins further back in time and before recorded history.

However, there have always been a small group of people throughout history who have understood these things, and remarkably they have made their mark on the world and have had great influence, albeit in a secret way; in that these people have ‘encoded’ this knowledge in many different sources throughout time.

The mystical or religious symbolism we find in many cultures also attests to this fact, and when one picks it apart one finds that in one way or another, the symbolism always alludes to the Kundalini phenomenon and the enlightenment experience which is universal and has been behind the religious impulse of man throughout history.

There is no doubt in my mind that to these people who understood these things (never the majority of people who think too rationally and are blind to the deeper meaning of life; of the world) – the river Nile represented the mystical, central sushumna within the human spine, as did the River Ganges for the ancient Hindus, and its possible there are other rivers around the world that symbolised the same.

In a sense the River Nile through which it is believed the original zero prime meridian ran, was again seen as the axis mundi; a projection of the Earth’s central axis held in place by a mountain – the shamanic world mountain, which is the Great Pyramid.

The River Nile was also the spine of god . . . for the ancient Egyptians, the god Osiris.

These are really shamanic conceptions based on shamanic experience, ultimately the phenomenon and experience I am focusing on in these presentations. I have found that the gods of various religions or cults are really based on this god whose own death and resurrection was associated with man’s wish to see the tilted Earth’s axis raised “back” to its upright BALANCED position.

 

 

As we find even today the majority of people are blissfully unaware of these things, especially what was once a closely guarded secret about the human body or system only revealed directly through one having had this enlightenment experience and either through chance – i.e., spontaneously, accidentally, so it would seem, or brought on through various ways or techniques learned. But there are and have always been the few who do understand and really because they have had this experience and/or were initiated into the knowledge of it.

In the past these people had power, and it were they who expressed this knowledge and communicated to each other by creating much of the ancient symbolism many of us use today, and in the relatively recent past, have misinterpreted.

Now we find that the correct interpretations are slowly coming to light and being revealed openly for the first time, and really because today we have quick access to more information than ever before and are able to cross-reference the data and note the connections in a very short space of time, and indeed the ‘bigger picture’ – this deep secret about ourselves, a realisation of the divinity within us to which we are all linked, a connection that has remained hidden for so long and is now slowly emerging is quite shocking for many people.

Its still going to take a long time before the majority of people will understand and accept these connections.

 

 

The Great Pyramid is itself a model of the cosmos. The body of Osiris super-imposed onto the chambers of the pyramid with the crown chakra at the capstone and the root center at the base of the pyramid, places the King’s Chamber at the heart center and the Queen’s Chamber at the solar plexus. This shows the relationship of the microcosm to the macrocosm.

EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES INTRODUCTION

 

Looking at ancient Egypt as the source and foundation of western mysticism, her vast symbolic library of sacred teaching in her architecture and writing, there must be one that sticks out as representing the higher dimensions. We find it in the form of the Djed Pillar. In the Djed Pillar we have a representation of the body, specifically the spinal column, of Osiris, the resurrected or Perfected One. He is the divine aspect or neter of resurrection and return to our origin in the stars, thus the axis mundi of the world. It was thus the World Tree, the support of the universe. Known even today as the mystery of mysteries, Osiris himself represented the Path of Return as well as the guide, the ruler of the ”duat”, the area of the night sky, or underworld, home of the imperishable stars (never setting) that encircle the pole star. Upon death we each become Osiris, returning to the stars. The Djed was the ”stairway to heaven”…connecting heaven and earth. As such it is the model of the Kingdom, i.e. of multi-dimensional reality itself.
Traveling the dimensions requires the initiate to achieve a higher state of consciousness and to build a vehicle, a light body, to travel in. The solar boat is that vehicle in the Egyptian mysteries. It is called the “ship of eternity”, the “ark of a million years”…that sails on the waters of the Milky Way…the Duat. William Henry has proposed that the design of the solar boat is similar to a quantum wormhole, a stargate, with lotus vortex openings front and aft. The ascended one is the “feathered“ being-Osiris who sits on the solar boat on the (feathered) Throne in the form of the Cube of Space, which is also an ascension vehicle.

Djed Pillar as the mystical subtle body of Osiris has realigned chakras, nine in total, the number of energy bodies (see diagram). The upper four column capitals stand for the four higher chakras or energy centers of the body, realigned vertically as wheels on the axis of the world, from heart to crown of the ascending being. It is the light body of the ascended being. The dung beetle, Kepher, in the mantle pushes the sun ahead of it, thus is the symbol of RA, the rising sun. But also is the symbol of the ascending being rising sin the Djed column of light. Gatekeepers: Isis & Nepthys. These two neters, who enfold the pharaoh in his sarcophagus and stand as the columns at the entry pylon to the Temple, produce the geometry of the stargate with their wings. The initiates of this mystery were known as the Djedi Brotherhood, the stable ones, Pillars of the World, who served the planet and the plan at the end of the world age and who guarded and transmitted the secrets of the teaching. Thus, in this time of world change. it is time for the Djed to be raised in all of us again.

“The Djed is the supreme unifying symbol of all polarities, connecting us to the transcendent reality of the whole, the One. It symbolises the macro and microcosmic “axis.” As the cosmic axis the Djed is the “cylinder,” the column of light linking the Earth to the pole star. It represents stability because it aligns the North Pole of Earth with the still-point of the revolving “dome” of the heavens-the pole star.“

“From the geodetic and astronomic perspective, the raised Djed is the fixed reference point which makes firm the bond between Heaven and Earth, evoking geophysical stability at a time of increased potential for Earth changes.” According to the texts of the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the Djed served its greatest purpose and revealed its greatest mystery at the ending of one world age and the beginning of another.

 The djed column and its rituals represent one of the deepest mysteries of ancient Egypt dating back to pre-dynastic times as does the Egyptian Book of the Dead which identifies it the Djed as the backbone/spine of Osiris, thus stability, regeneration and continuity, but moreover it was the axis of the world, the djed was the World Tree the support of the universe. (i.e. giving structure to the cosmos). Intiates of the Djed mysteries were known as the Djedi, the stable ones, pillars of the world. The Djedi was the enlightened man, the light body of the divine being represented by the Osiris.

According to legend, the first Djed was raised by Nun as a conduit for the neters between heaven and earth, thus a series of inter-dimensional portals. Each level had is pair of gatekeepers: Shu /Tefnut, Geb/Nut, Osiris/Isis and Set/Nepthys.. Altogether they were organized as the First and Second Companies of neters positioned on either side of the pillar into the first Tree of Life. In the central axis were placed first Atum, then RA/Thoth/Ptah and Amon, the creators, Horus, The Pharaoh and Mankind, ascending, evolving back to Source up the stages of the pillar. Raising the Djed was celebrated by the pharaoh annually at the winter solstice and at times of crisis or change, to re-establish order and maintain stability of earth and its energy grids. But the secret of the Djed is that it symbolized the resurrection of Osiris, representing the resurrection of the fragmented spiritual self, a rebirth in Light, in Wisdom and Spirit, was to re-establish the Path of Return. It symbolized the victory of order over chaos and evil… of Osiris over Set.

The legend tells us that jealous Set killed Osiris cutting him up into 14 pieces…the fifteenth being his genitals.  Through magic, Isis reassembles Osiris‘ body in order to conceive Horus.  The magic square of Saturn having three rows and columns of the primary integers all sum to 15.  Connecting the numbers in order produces the geometry of the stargate centred on the number 5, of perfected being.
With Horus, the neters make ten, the sephiroth of the Tree of Life.  Horus represents the destiny of Man becoming divine following the path up the central column of the Djed becoming Horus, Osiris, Ra and Thoth/Maat in succession.  The neters in the outer left and right columns are ten, the gatekeepers for the ascending stage of spiritual evolution.

Thus there are four orders of Egyptian gods:

1. Prime creators, Atum, Thoth, Ptah, Amun- the self created ones who emerge from the Void, the waters of the Nun to create the creators of manifest reality.
2. Creators of the Universe: Shu, Tefnut, Geb  Nut and RA, the first Company.
3. The 2nd Company: Osiris, Isis, Set, Nepthys and Horus: aspects of the creator gods.
4. Lesser gods over 2000: who represent forces and processes in nature.

The path of union with the Supreme Intelligence then must involve an integration of each of these divine aspects in sequence like climbing the Tree of Life or the Planes of the Kingdom. (See diagram)  Raising the Djed re-polarizes/realigns the chakra system and opens the crown to the higher dimensions.

 

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES

 

Egypt The Nile River

 

Egypt-The Nile River

Egypt…the land of Kemi, the ‘Black Land”, of mystery. arises out of the mists of prehistory around 3000 B.C. a fully developed civilization with language, arts, architecture, technology and a sophisticated culture and religious system.  It is to become the foundation of the mystical tradition in the West.  What appears to be a preoccupation with death and the after life, would become a legacy of mystical teaching of the immortality of the Soul, man’s origins in the stars, man’s subtle energy bodies and the existence of higher dimensions of being. Death was seen as a transition to a hufger state of being.  It is this that attracted spiritual students from all over the civilized world: Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Pythagoras, Moses and Jesus. Her influence lasted until the burning of the Library of Alexandria in 391 AD.  It was perhaps her isolation bounded by deserts and the Mediterranean Sea which protected her from invasion for the first 1000 years of history that allowed a focus on spiritual matters. Mummification and the funerary rites associated with it are universal in the cults to prepare the deceased for the return journey to the stars and new life.  According to ancient historians Egypt was a colony of Atlantis and inherited the wisdom and teaching of that ancient civilization that totally submerged in a flood about 12,500 BC. The list of Egyptian kings recorded on a wall in the Temple of Osiris in Abydos goes back some 36,000 years.

Pyramid Texts

The ancient Egyptians believed their country was a microcosm of the cosmos, the image of heaven mapped on the ground.  The Nile was the river of stars of the Milky Way galaxy, but also represented the spine and brain of the Divine man.  The pyramids and temples represented specific stars by the location along the Nile and certain energy centres of the subtle body called chakras.  Encoded in these structures and sacred writings and hieroglyphs was a teaching of the mystery of mankind’s origins in the stars and his return through a sequence of stargates between lifetimes…the Path of Return. The ancient Egyptians had profound scientific knowledge and there was no separation between religion/science and politics.  It was all a piece of the Egyptian mindset. We are looking at scientific as well as spiritual formulas when we view the art & architecture.

What remains of most ancient civilisations is its architecture, particularly its temples, many of which are in pyramidal form.  These shapes along with colonnaded temples are known to conduct and/or hold a kind of subtle telluric energy due to their sacred geometry.  These structures encoded the ancient measures and religious teachings of each culture.  In addition to temples and pyramids and their inscriptions in Egypt, we have a extraordinary amount of surviving writings and artefacts from tombs and coffins which also transmit these teachings:

• Pyramid Texts (Old Kingdom): Inscriptions on the walls of the inner chambers of certain pyramids at Saqqara, principally that of the Pharaoh Unas, which directed the pharaoh in the path of return through the Duat, the imperishable stars. The utterances and names primarily magical spells. Such also were instructions for the initiate. (See INITIATION)
• Coffin Texts (Middle Kingdom):  Magical spells, charms and utterances of power written on or inside coffins or on enclosed papyrus scrolls, instructing and protecting the deceased on it’s journey through the underworld-astral planes and the judgment by Osiris. “The deceased becomes the divine being when he lifts himself to the sky.”  Utterance 539   The purpose of mummification was to preserve the body for return.
• Valley of the Kings (New Kingdom): The various books of instruction found on the walls in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings such as the Book of What is in the Duat, the Amduat, (the underworld or night stars) the Book of the Dead (or “of Coming Forth Into Day”), and the Book of Gates (or Book of Hours). This is generally a New Kingdom text describing the journey of the Soul through the 12 twelve hours of the Duat, (star field) each of which has a Gate guarded by a female goddess. Between the 6th and 7th hour there is an abyss containing the serpent Apopis, whose long body surrounds the  firmament. This book instructed the Pharaoh in the nature of the portals between dimensions, its gatekeeprs and names which opened the gates. The pharaoh traveled to the stars on a vehicle called the solar barque, the “Boat of Eternity”, as did RA as the sun, on his daily passage across the sky.

Book of Gates: 12 hours/gates guarded by 12 goddess’. Between the 6th and 7th hours there is an abyss in which resides the cosmic serpent, that must be traversed, requiring something like a “quantum leap.”.

Cult Centers-Mystery Schools

The neters were represented symbolically in human form, sometimes with animal heads, and/or wearing a headdress, which symbolized their function. These beings were believed to have ruled ancient Egypt before recoded history in the “zep tepi”, the “first time”, but remained in higher dimension to maintain order in the world. The neters represent aspects of activity of the One Supreme Being.  The path of union with the Supreme Intelligence then must involve an integration of each of these divine aspects in sequence like climbing the Tree of Life or the Planes of the Kingdom.  The Pharaoh was also considered to be divine, becoming Osiris upon death. He modelled the ascended being, showing the way through portals between dimensions, the way to heavens, following the instructions given in the sacred Texts, and thus the surrogate for all mankind in the process of ascension.

“O King, you are this great star, the companion of Orion, who traverses the sky with Orion, who navigates the Duat with Osiris; you ascend from the East of the sky..”
       — Utterance 466, Pyramid Texts

Heliopolis Triad: Osiris-Isis-Horus with the pharaoh.
Neters of the Ennead
Atum: Prime creator becomes
RA, creator of the universe
Shu: Air or space
Tefnut: Moisture or time
Geb: Earth
Nut: Heaven
Osiris: Afterlife & resurrection
Isis: Life, growth and magic
Set: Chaos, darkness
Nepthys: Decay and death.

 

 

RA is represented by a hawk headed human figure with a crown of a disk, surrounded by a serpent symbolising the bounded universe.

Heliopolis (Cairo):  In the beginning, before anything, there was the abyss of primordial waters, the Nun, infinite undifferentiated, chaotic Void.  It was infinite, unbounded, having no surface, nor shore.  Atum, the self-created, the self-ordered One, differentiated or coagulated within the Void, emerging as a singularity, as does the Primal Hill that emerges from the annual receding flood waters of the Nile, reenacting the creation story. Atum began to move generating an oscillation or vibration-duality, making creation possible.  And with that consciousness was born and Atum became self.

   “I am he who came into being, being what I created, the creator of the creations.
   After I created my own becoming, I created many things that came forth from my mouth” (i.e. by the word)
Atum creates the First Twain, spitting forth SHU-space/air and TEFNUT-moisture/time, who represent the primal division of unity.  Male and female…they exist together as one body lost exploring the waters of the Void.  ATUM sends forth the serpent Apopis from his 3rd eye to find them, encircling an area of the Void in which creation will occur in the process.  He separates them in the second division of unity, she becomes the principle of World Order and he, Life. They then produce GEB (Hadit) and NUT (Nuit), male and female, in sexual embrace, he matter and she spirit.  SHU as space, separates them so they may become Earth and Sky/heaven.

Memphis Triad: Ptah-Sekmet-Nefertum

Having created Shu and Tefnut, Atum returns to the waters, to the un-maniifest, hidden within space and time between SHU and TEFNUT.  Atum leaves behind the process of creating the manifest world to RA, the Sun, the Principle of Light, becoming Atum-RA who flies up from the waters into the sky. Thus are created the first company of five neters-gods, Creators of the Universe and Plan, the archetypes and the cosmic and physical laws.

 

 

GEB and NUT then create the 2nd Company of neters: Osiris or Asar (order & immortality) and Isis (life & magic), Set (chaos(, and Nepthys (death & decay). These complete the Ennead, the Nine.  Isis and Osiris beget Horus, the Divine perfect being, the King the archetype for evolving man. The vast drama of the Conflict between Light & Dark, or order and chaos, for control of planet earth, in the Egyptian mysteries takes form in a series of duals between Osiris and Set and later between Horus and Set. According to legend, Set kills Osiris…twice.  The first time Set locks him in a coffin and sets it adrift in the sea.  Eventually it comes to rest is a tree which Isis recovers.  The second time Set dismembers him and casts the body parts around Egypt.  Isis recovers 14 parts but is missing the phallus, the 15th part, for which she fashions a wooden substitute and, with the help of Thoth’s magic, she brings Osiris back to life again and conceives Horus.  Osiris dons the body of resurrection and boards his solar boat, the “ship of eternity” or “Ark of a million years” for the return to the stars…the guardian and way-shower home. The other three cult primary cult centers all produce an ennead in but with a different primary creator god.

Geb & Nut-Earth & Sky

The description of what was before creation, the state of non-existence, is done in terms of negatives, “that which was not yet”.  This is like the description of the beginning in the Vedas.   It was when there was not space (Shu), nor earth and sky (Geb and Nut), before Atum had found a place to stand, before gods and men, before “any thing”, not birth and not death, “when there were not yet two things”, (duality). The condition was of undifferentiated Unity.  It was through the division or differentiation of Unity that creation begins.  On the positive side, Nun is described as the “limitless waters”, the primeval flood, as totally opaque, total darkness. This presages the Gnostic and Greek concepts of primal “chaos.”  The fate of a deceased who fails the judgment of Osiris is to be swallowed by the abyss, becoming a “nonexistent one.” The neters represent aspects of activity of the One Supreme Being.  The path of union with the Supreme Intelligence then must involve an integration of each of these divine aspects in sequence like climbing the Tree of Life or the Planes of the Kingdom.  The Abyss is the abode of the cosmic serpent Apopis, the delineator of existence and thus its destroyer.  At the end of time and existence, the primal creator becomes a serpent dissolving back into the waters.

As delineator, the serpent defines the arena for existence with its coils, later shown forming a circle holding its tail in its mouth, the “Ouroboros”, literally “tail in mouth”.  The created world is bounded, that is finite. It is recursive, coming back on itself, thus self-defining.  The power of limits creates form. It is a principle of sacred geometry that in essence, form is the containment of energy. Ouroborus = cyclic eternity is the Milky Way

The annual flooding of the Nile re-enacted the primal creation. The legends of both Heliopolis and Hermopolis tell that this first island to appear from the receding flood waters of the Nlle is encircled by the serpent to prevent the flood from returning.  The standing serpent represents the initiate who has raised the kundalini vertically within himself. Serpent=energy, the primary quality of which is the wave thus going through the serpent (Book of Duat) means traversing an energy field or dimension. (see Creation & Addendum: Teaching of the Serpent below).

The primal creator creates a million, million years and “made himself into millions” of gods between himself and union at the end of existence.

Atum speaks to the crew of his solar barque in the Book of the Two Ways from the Coffin Texts about the “end of time”.:

“I made a million years into something between me and that weary-hearted one, son of Geb (i.e. Osiris).  Then shall I dwell with him (and all Osiris’s) in one place (no longer separated by space and time).  Mounds will become cities and cities mounds, and estate shall destroy estate”. CT Vii,467e-468b

“This earth shall return to the primeval water (Nun), to endless (flood) as in its first state.  I shall remain with Osiris after I have transformed myself into another serpent which men do not know and the gods do not see”. Book of the Dead, Chapter 175

Becoming one with the resurrected Osiris, as all dead became, guaranteed eternal Life with the supreme being at the end of time.  Existence and non-existence are complementary, like cosmos and chaos, Yang and Yin, existence depends on non-existence and vice versa.  Death was not an enduring state for the ancient Egyptian, but promised renewal, rejuvenation, enhanced life but non-existence was eternal death and to be avoided. The mystery school taught, even to today, that what one practices in life carries with you after death.  The Egyptians believed that the physical body was survived at death by the ka, the etheric double, whose journey after death was to rejoin the ba, Soul, and eventually the ankh, the spirit, through a process of ordeals, similar to the Tibetan bardo, which took the ka through the underworld called the duat, actually the realm of the eternal stars.  Both the existent and the non-existent came before Osiris.  All things, even the gods eventually pass away in the Nun. Order can only be maintained if there is a potential for disorder.  Duality provides for the potential of choice…free will and hence the potential of growth.

 

 

The Temples of the Nile

Temple of Luxor –West Entrance

The temples and art of ancient Egypt are seen as the expression of a “Sacred Science”: the knowledge and conscious application of cosmic principles.”  This is a system of ancient wisdom, which understood the creation of the world and man’s purpose within it. as the “return to the Source”.  “Egyptian esoteric doctrine can be characterized as the transformation of the soul…from the material beings we are at birth to the spiritual beings we are by birthright”. The weaving together of principles in number, sacred geometry, inscription and symbol produce the effect on consciousness, scientifically designed to put one in contact with the state of knowing and the dimension of the gods. Sacred Science, principles for the design of Temples, invoking the Presence and aligning consciousness.

The truths are rooted in exact measure which reveals geometry and in turn principles.
The cosmic principles were encoded in number, the carrier of meaning.
One: The Absolute, undifferentiated spirit, non-dual consciousness.
Two: Duality: advent of creation, differentiation, vibration
Three: Relationship, mediation between opposites, manifestation in form
Four: Volume, the body-matter, vehicle of consciousness (3+1), the elements, qualities and forces of matter.
Five: Life (4+1), animate matter, perfected being.
Six: The Cosmos (5+1), time and space 3+3=6
Seven: Growth, evolution
Eight:  The Portal, the Path
Nine:   Nirvana, heaven
Ten:    Completion
Eleven: Mastery, enlightenment
Twelve: Signs of the Zodiac, dimensions of the universe.
In the ancient Egyptian teaching, the nature of reality is described by mathematics and geometry.  There are no negative numbers in Egyptian mathematics: the balance point is One, not zero. On one side are the whole integers going to infinity and on the other reciprocals also going to infinity.

The temples of the Nile encoded for transmission a sequence of teachings, both in their sacred geometry and as inscriptions in hieroglyphs on the walls, that the initiate to be passed through. They also represented the chakras of the mystical body of man, opened in sequence as one progressed down the river of life.  At the entrance to the temple one entered upon the Path of Return.  The temple represented humanity’s journey from the body to divine state of the god and so the structure of multi-dimensional reality…the journey of the soul.  The main axis of the temple was usually aligned with the helical rising of the star associated with the god to whom the temple was dedicated.

1. Abu Simbel, Temple of Ramses II at Aswan – the root chakra,
2. Temple of Isis at Philae (and Kum Ombo) -the sacral center
3. The Temple of Horus at , the spiritual university- the solar plexus.
4. Temple of Karnak, dedicated to Amun and Luxor, Temple of Man -the heart chakras,
5. Temple of Osiris/Osirion at Abydos and Dendara Temple of Hathor -throat chakra,
6. Saqqara Pyramid Complex, the 3rd eye chakra.
7. Pyramids of Giza Plateau, the crown chakra .

Courts and chambers filled with columns typically with reed capital represented “paradise, the Field of Reeds…the Home of the Gods.  These stone colonnaded spaces were like energy batteries, directly affecting the consciousness.  So also were the walls were also energy sinks resulting from the carving of inscriptions into the stone, which encoded the sacred teachings. 

Grids, patterns of subtle telluric energy, usually orthotic with the temple plan defined the central axis of the processional to the sanctuary…and the cross grids, usually coincident with the main walls and pylons gates described the portals between dimensions.

Aspects that define the Temple:  encoding the teaching:
• Macrocosm, as the model of the universe, structure of Multi-dimensional reality and map of the Journey of the Soul: Gate-Path-Lotus Seat, Seed (altar).
• Nexus/Portal or Stargate: energy field created through sacred geometry,
• Anthropocosm or Microcosm: the human energy field or light body: the chakras,
• Energy Field(s): as a patterns of subtle energy related to the earth’s ley/grid system,
• Ritual/Ceremony: the form of the sacred activity, Precession…opening the chakras
• House of the Divine: as the abode of deity, the Presence. 

Note: The precision in the alignment of the energy grids in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos compared to the others except the pyramids, especially to absence of grids in the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the main university of the temple system, suggests that the Osiris Temple may still be used for teaching and initiation into the mysteries to this day.


The Pyramids of Giza

 

The Giza Pyramids: three different ways to equate the circle (spirit and square (body).

 

The Giza Pyramids: three different ways to equate the circle (spirit and square (body).

The pyramids are keys to the ascension process: represent stars in the Duat, the Gizeh pyramids being the stars in Orion’s (Osiris’) belt. The Pyramids were built as a gateway directly to heaven-Orion bypassing the whole process of the soul journey through the Duat.
• The geometry of the Great Pyramid embodies the sacred geometry of the Circling the Square, equating spirit (circle) and matter (square) by the Golden Proportion.  Each of the three main pyramids has a slightly different aspect of this magic ratio.
• The Great pyramid is a scale model of the Earth containing its dimensions in various units of ancient measure, Egyptian cubits, pyramid inches, etc.
• The Great Pyramid shape has power…shown to conduct subtle energy into the planetary grids.
• In the Great Pyramid: initiate became reborn in the Light of Re.
Great Pyramid: was also a model of multi-dimensional reality, It is actually Chephren, the middle pyramid, that aligns to the middle star of Orion’s Belt, Alnitak.  This is the stargate to the center of Creation while the two pyramids on either side, Mintak and Alnilam, are the guardians or gatekeepers to the stargate. The largest pyramid, that of Cheops, is the Ascension portal. In this regard the ascension seat is actually the niche in the Queen’s chamber which sits directly under the apex of the pyramid.  The sarcophagus in the Kings Chamber is off to the side and may have once held the original Ark of the Covenant. The third, smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos, is the time gate and the smaller six “queen” pyramids probably function as control panels for the three largest pyramids. (See grid map of the Giza pyramids below). 

Alignment of the three large Giza Pyramids to Orion Belt stars. Star Maps

 

Alignment of the three large Giza Pyramids to Orion Belt stars.
Star Maps

The ancients mapped the stars of the night sky onto the surface of the planet, uniting heaven and earth two. Research has shown that the pyramids in particularly represent stars, the three on the Giza plateau are the three stars in the Belt of Orion

giza-pyramids-dowsed

The Giza plateau with its pyramids was called “Rostau” the stargate. The ancient Hall of Records is believed to be beneath the Pyramids:  Egypt models the cosmos-tradition all over the world that the sky is map on the ground. Zodiacs.  Solar boat, transports the deceased through the Duat, the underworld, star field to heaven. There has been much research to suggest that the dimensions of the Great Pyramid modeled the Earth and the chronology of the recent history of mankind is recorded in the Pyramid.

There has also been speculation that it also models the multi-dimensions of the universe.  Egyptian Book of the Dead told us that the Great Pyramid was called “The Abode of Light” or “The House of Secret Places”.  The entry into the secret Chamber of the Son is foretold to occur later in this century representing mankind’s spiritual ascension into the 5th Dimension. Other chambers representing even higher dimensions may be fully encased in stone without a physical entry.

Orion Stargate

12 Hours of the Duat:-Tomb of Tutmosis III-Valley of Kings. Each of 12 gates or pylons had a gatekeeper and a magical spell needed to pass through. Each domain was visualised as having three registers, a river between two banks, representing 3 dimensions. Books like this were maps of the paths of return.

 

Fundamental stargate geometry: Overlapping vortexes conformed by two pyramids or tetrahedrons.

 

Fundamental stargate geometry: Overlapping vortexes conformed by two pyramids or tetrahedrons.

 

The Pharaoh’s soul walking through the stargate

 

The Pharaoh’s soul walking through the stargate. King Tut’s 2nd Shrine.

The Egyptian path of Initiation as outlined by Charles Muses in a book called “The Lion Path”, is the metamorphosis of the body, a process modeled by Osiris, re-uniting the 14 pieces (number of the regenerative process) of his dismembered body. The path of enlightenment, of the whirling spiral of the self, symbolized as the passage of the sacred solar boat, the Henu, through the heavens, a “land” of constellations, to bring the god to be in man into the realm of light and life, into the presence of Osiris, the conqueror of death to be born again.

INITIATION: The process of ascent to the stars described in the Pyramid and Coffin texts and on the walls of the Pharaoh’s tombs in the Valley of the Kings are also instructions to initiates aspiring for the journey of return to the stars after a spiritual death and a resurrection as an illumined being while still in a living body.  The Pyramid Texts on the walls of the Unas Pyramid, exhorts the gods to accept the Pharaoh as being alive: “Unas is not dead”.  The Greek historian, Herodotus, visiting Egypt in the 5th century BCE records the what appears to be a universal process in ancient cultures.  After a period of spiritual training and practice the initiate is lead into a secret chamber in the pyramid, and sealed into a stone sarcophagus therein for a period of three days and nights in deep trance. traveled through the dimensions, each with a guarded portal/gateway, leading to the realm of the imperishable stars to commune with the gods.  The journey is taken aboard a special vehicle called the solar boat, which sails on the waters of consciousness as it also carries the solar disk-sun of RA across the sky.  If successful, the initiate returned reborn, enlightened, joining a select company of initiates called the Shemsu Hor, the Brotherhood of Horus, the white robed, “shining ones”.  The Gnostic Gospel of Philip found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt describes a similar process.

Stargate:  The hieroglyph, or word for initiation, is , meaning “to be prepared” and is also the symbol for the star Sirius, representing the power of the divine feminine, the goddess, Isis, who in the myth of resurrection, is the instrument though which the fragmented Osiris is re-established as a whole light being, a god.  She joins with the chrysalis of Osiris in sexual union, a tantra, as a hawk, the soul, and brings back his seed to give birth to Horus.  The “initiation” is passage through the stargate or union with the divine polarity.  The symbolism of the mummy, is the chrysalis.  The initiation is metamorphosis where the organs dissolve to 19 cells. And so were the organs of the mummy removed from the body and kept in separate containers.

“The pupal Osiris became the numinous Egg or “eye”, (or golden lotus bud) (symbols of Horus) out of which the regenerated Osiris as Horus emerged, brought forth by the womb-power of the Divine Mother, Isis. Her star was the brightest in the heavens, Sirius, Sothis.  There were 12 Star Beings: representing the hours of the dwat-. The Divine Ennead (nine neters) starting with Re, the creator, then Shu, Tefnu, space and time, Nut-the power of universal substance, “water”, Geb, Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys, plus 3 more: Thoth, the magician, Anubis, the transformer, and Ptah, the Divine “Potter”, the evoker and quickener of all functions, the “architect of the universe” and of all forms.  Add Horus and Khnum for 14.

The Egyptian Stargate: The overlap of vortexes as within the pyramids, creates the gateway into the Duat.  There were 14 powers or steps or stages leading to the gateway:  the Egg.

“Star-Power Energy:  shown entering through the forehead (third-eye) of the pupal or mummiform Osiris, type of all humans. The glyph of the five-pointed star is the word for “star “and also means “door” and with the determinative symbol for walking it meant ‘passing through the “star-door” (or time door).  This combined with the falcon or the winged soul indicates that it was the soul’s passage through these doors that effected the Osirian transformation or metamorphosis into the immortal-glorified.  The stargate geometry was encoded in the crossing of the wings of Isis and Nepthys and the crossing of the crook and flail of the pharaoh’s Akenaten and Tutenkamum.

In ancient times the Giza Plateau was called “Rostau”, the stargate and it was the middle pyramid Chephren that was called “great”.  The great pyramid now is the ascension platform, the ascension seat is the niche in the Queen’s Chamber directly under the apex of the pyramid.

The stargate geometry is traced connecting the numbers in the magic Square of Saturn-3 or Thoth, in order.   The sum of the numbers in rows, columns and diagonals is 15, the parts of Osiris’ body in the secret teaching.

Isis and Nepthys are the gate- keepers to the stargate at the temple entrance. The geometry of their wings produces a stargate. The square portal above admits the light of stars into the temple sanctuary.

Isis and Nepthys are the gate- keepers to the stargate at the temple entrance. The geometry of their wings produces a stargate. The square portal above admits the light of stars into the temple sanctuary.

The Djed Pillar

Djed Pillar aligned to Galactic Center

Djed Pillar aligned to Galactic Center. The Stargate is formed by two lion-headed sphinx’s, the double sphinx, back to back, guardians to the Giza Plateau. They at the entrance to the Duat, which models the wormhole-double vortex.

djed-pillar-osiris

The Djed Pillar here shows Osiris holding the flail and crook of pharoahic authority, topped with the sh, symbol of life, and upraised arms representing the KA, the essence/energy of being that survives death, holding the sun, RA.

Looking at ancient Egypt as the source and foundation of western mysticism, her vast symbolic library of sacred teaching in her architecture and writing, there must be one that sticks out as representing the higher dimensions.  We find it in the form of the Djed Pillar.  In the Djed Pillar we have a representation of the body, specifically the spinal column, of Osiris, the resurrected or Perfected One.  He is the divine aspect or neter of resurrection and return to our origin in the stars, thus the axis mundi of the world. It was thus the World Tree, the support of the universe.  Known even today as the mystery of mysteries, Osiris himself represented the Path of Return as well as the guide, the ruler of the ”duat”, the area of the night sky, or underworld, home of the imperishable stars (never setting) that encircle the pole star.   Upon death we each become Osiris, returning to the stars.  The Djed was the ”stairway to heaven”…connecting heaven and earth.  As such it is the model of the Kingdom, i.e. of multi-dimensional reality itself.

The djed column and its rituals represent one of the deepest mysteries of ancient Egypt dating back to pre-dynastic times as does the Egyptian Book of the Dead which identifies it the Djed as the backbone/spine of Osiris, thus stability, regeneration and continuity but moreover it was the axis of the world, the djed was the World Tree the support of the universe. (i.e. giving structure to the cosmos). The Djed column was the spine of Osiris, a ladder to the stars.   Intiates of the Djed mysteries were known as the Djedi, the stable ones, pillars of the world, protectors of sacred knowledge. The Djedi was the enlightened man, the light body of the divine being represented by the Osiris.

According to legend the first Djed was raised by the Nun as a conduit for the neters between heaven and earth, thus a series of inter-dimensional portals. Each level had is pair of gatekeepers: Shu /Tefnut, Geb/Nut, Osiris/Isis and Set/Nepthys..  Altogether they were organized as the First and Second Companies of neters positioned on either side of the pillar into the first Tree of Life.  In the central axis were placed first Atum, then RA/Thoth/Ptah and Amon, the creators, Horus, The Pharaoh and Mankind, ascending, evolving back to Source up the stages of the pillar.  Raising the Djed was celebrated by the pharaoh annually at the winter solstice and at times of crisis or change, to re-establish order and maintain stability of earth and its energy grids.  But the secret of the Djed is that it symbolized the resurrection of Osiris, representing the resurrection of the fragmented spiritual self, a rebirth in Light, in Wisdom and Spirit, was to re-establish the Path of Return. It symbolized the victory of order over chaos and evil…of Osiris over Set. 

The legend tells us that jealous Set killed Osiris cutting him up into 14 pieces…the fifteenth being his genitals.  Through magic Isis reassembles Osiris’ body in order to conceive Horus.  The magic square of Saturn having three rows and columns of the primary integers all sum to 15.  Connecting the numbers in order produces the geometry of the stargate centered on the number 5, of perfected being.

With Horus the neters make ten, the sephiroth of the Tree of Life.  Horus represents the destiny of Man becoming divine following the path up the central column of the Djed becoming Horus, Osiris, Ra and Thoth/Maat in succession.  The neters in the outer left and right columns are ten the gatekeepers for the ascending stage of spiritual evolution.

Thus there are five orders of Egyptian gods

  1. Atum, the supreme self-created creator who remains unmanifest in the void.
  2. Prime anifest creators, RA, Thoth, Ptah, and Amun- Creators of the Universe:
  3. Shu, Tefnut, Geb  Nut and RA, the first Company. Creators of our world. 
  4. The 2nd Company: Osiris, Isis, Set, Nepthys and Horus: aspects of the creator gods who manifest in human form.
  5. Lesser gods over 2000: who represent forces and processes in nature.

The path of union with the Supreme Intelligence then must involve an integration of each of these divine aspects in sequence like climbing the Tree of Life or the Planes of the Kingdom. (See diagram)  Raising the Djed re-polarizes/realigns the chakra system and opens the crown to the higher dimensions.

The Djed is the column of light that connects heaven/galactic center to earth. Set between the two opposing lions representing the portal/gateway, the Djed is the stargate or portal home to the stars.
The alignment of the Djed as the cosmic pillar of Light depends on timing. As the spine of Osiris to the celestial pole and as the column of Ra to galactic centre.

Seti I raising the Djed

Seti I raising the Djed

Wall relief at the Temple of Osiris at Abydos. The red sash on Isis indicates an ascended being.

Traveling the dimensions requires the initiate to achieve a higher state of consciousness and to build a vehicle, a light body, to travel in.  The solar boat is that vehicle in the Egyptian mysteries.  It is called the “ship of eternity”, the “ark of a million years”…that sails on the waters of the Milky Way…the Duat.  William Henry has proposed that the design of the solar boat is similar to a quantum wormhole, a stargate, with lotus vortex openings front and aft. The ascended one is the “feathered“ being-Osiris who sits on the solar boat on the (feathered) Throne in the form of the Cube of Space, which is also an ascension vehicle.

Djed Pillar as the mystical subtle body of Osiris has realigned chakras, nine in total, the number of energy bodies (see diagram). The upper four column capitals stand for the four higher chakras or energy centers of the body, realigned vertically as wheels on the axis of the world, from heart to crown of the ascending being. It is the light body of the ascended being. The dung beetle, Kepher, in the mantle pushes the sun ahead of it, thus is the symbol of RA, the rising sun.  But also is the symbol of the ascending being rising sin the Djed column of light. Gatekeepers: Isis & Nepthys. These two neters, who enfold the pharaoh in his sarcophagus and stand as the columns at the entry pylon to the Temple, produce the geometry of the stargate with their wings.  The initiates of this mystery were known as the Djedi Brotherhood, the stable ones, Pillars of the World, who served the planet and the plan at the end of the world age and who guarded and transmitted the secrets of the teaching. Thus, in this time of world change. it is time for the Djed to be raised in all of us again.

“The Djed is the supreme unifying symbol of all polarities, connecting us to the transcendent reality of the whole, the One. It symbolizes the macro and microcosmic “axis.” As the cosmic axis the Djed is the “cylinder,” the column of light linking the Earth to the pole star. It represents stability because it aligns the North Pole of Earth with the still-point of the revolving “dome” of the heavens-the pole star.” In the same article, “The Raising of the Djed,” 1995, she goes on to say: “From the geodetic and astronomic perspective, the raised Djed is the fixed reference point which makes firm the bond between Heaven and Earth, evoking geophysical stability at a time of increased potential for Earth changes.” She also reminds us that: “according to the texts of the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the Djed served its greatest purpose and revealed its greatest mystery at the ending of one world age and the beginning of another.”                               

Alignment of Djed to celestial pole

Alignment of Djed to celestial pole

Djed Pillar in the Stargate Geometry created by the enfolding wings of Isis & Nepthys

Djed Pillar in the Stargate
Geometry created by the enfolding wings of Isis & Nepthys

                         The Teaching of the Serpent

 

Atum emerges from the darkness of the Primal Waters, the Nun, (Heliopolis cosmology) from the primal state of undifferentiated chaos, before there was form, before any definite thing existed according to one story, as the primeval cosmic serpent called Sito, “Son of Earth” or Iru-To, ‘Creator of Earth”.  In the Pyramid Texts 1146, the creator/Spirit says: (p50)

I am the outflow of the Primeval Flood,
He, who emerged from the waters.
I am the “Provider of Attributes, serpent with its many coils,
I am the Scribe of the divine Book
Which says what has been and effects what is yet to be.

“Here the serpent is the creator of multiplicity, God as the spirit who assigns to everything its essence, its Ka.  The serpent is therefore a symbol of creation by word, the belief that the universe in its variety is based on…the commands of a designing and conscious mind.” p51
Coffin Texts, IV, Spell 321:

I extended everywhere, according to what was to come into existence.
As the One, I alone knew the Indwelling Soul, the most potent of gods….
I bent around myself (self-created-recursion), encircled in my coils.(DNA)
One who made a place for himself (i.e. a creation) in the midst of his coils.
His utterance is what came forth from his mouth.

“In a sense he (Atum) is the serpent whose coils delimit the creation-the outer coils of the serpent are the limits of the world.” (the power of limits to create form). “In another recitation of the First Intermediate Period (Hermopolis) the Universal Master (Thoth) explains to the minor gods that he came to deliver the four basic laws of creation: p51″while I was still in the midst of the serpent coils”
“In another sense the serpent utters the “creative Word, the Logos, which lays down the laws of what is to be made.”  The serpent exists before the dawning of Light which comes forth form the word.”
“In the beginning the serpent is the creator emerging from the chaos of the ‘waters’, in the end Atum becomes the serpent again, the  principle of destruction and chaos, the return to the waters.  The serpent is eternal.”
“Atum must conquer the serpent part of himself to emerge in form from the waters. The serpent remains there as Apopis, the doer of the void, of darkness, as the personification of evil-chaos (from our perspective), ever a threat to discorporation (of order/cosmos-form) and is battled every night by RA, the sun (ultimate order), which disappears into the night in order to return at the dawn of the next day.”

“The serpent must be conquered before the world can be in order.  It is made to swallow its tail and surround the Primeval Hill to protect the world from the chaos of the waters.”  (The serpent represents the wave nature of reality, which moves upon the waters, creating order out of chaos.)
Other meanings of the serpent (specifically the cobra): the goddess or divine feminine, the forces which uphold the universe (e.g. rearing serpents as in the winged disk), the energy in matter or Nature (as in kundalini), the symbol of Amun, the hidden One, the suppressed forces of nature (that lie in the earth) (Hikê) which can be overcome by divine knowledge.  Serpent represents the subtle power/energy in matter/body-the kundalini.  The dual serpents on the Crown indicate the opening of the 3rd Eye (i.e. tantra and Egyptian).

Pharoah as Osiris

Pharaoh as Osiris

 

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Raising the Christmas tree 2
Left: the original Egyptian (3100BC) version of the raising of the Djed pillar, a tree-like rendition of the backbone of the reborn Osiris, raised annually, generally on Dec 21, as a tamarisk tree (evergreen), a few days before Dec 25 (Winter Solstice) and the birth of Horus (by Isis). Middle: Dionysus, the Greek version of Osiris, being raised like Orion, or Osiris as the re-born evergreen tree. Right: the modern Christian version of this, the annual raising of a pine tree (Christmas tree), decorated with a star at the top.

In religio-mythology, Christmas Tree, the symbolic decoration tree of modern Christmas, is an act symbolic of the “raising of Osiris” (aka Raising of Lazarus or Orion rising), in the form of the tamarisk evergreen green, a holiday performed annually in ancient Egypt on about Dec 21, which is representative of the rebirth of Osiris, as told in the Passion of Osiris, which itself is symbolic, in the original astro-theology formulation, of the “raising of Orion” constellation, a mythological ritual that dates back over 5,000-years.

Persea tree | Christmas tree

The origin of the evergreen tree raised during the holidays, is a syncretism of the myth of Ra the sun god, in the form of the bennu bird (or phoenix) born out of the tip of an evergreen tree, as promulgated by the Priests of Ra, in Heliopolis, united with the Osiris cult model of Osiris reborn in the form of a tamarisk evergreen tree, aka Djed pillar, as told in the famous myth of the death and resurrection of Osiris.

In 1897, Alfred Wiedemann, in his Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, devoted a chapter section to the bennu, the mythical bird thought to be the form of the new born sun, born out the tip of an evergreen tree, called by the Greeks the Persea tree, about which he said the following:

“The phoenix, Egyptian bennuwhich classic and Christian artists often represented as an eagle, was imagined by the Egyptians rather as a heron, and was depicted with two long feathers growing out at the back of its head, and sometimes also with a tuft hanging from its breast. The name bennu signifies ‘that which revolves’ or ‘turns back’. 

Osiris tree
A depiction of the sun or Ra being born out of Osiris as a evergreen tree.

Myths told how the bird was born from the midst of flames which arose from out of the summit of a tree in Heliopolis, and that it was known to men by the beauty of its song, to which even the sun himself love to listen. The phoenix symbolised the morning sun arising out of that fiery glow of dawn which dies away as the new born luminary ascends the sky, and hence was regarded as the bird of Ra. But since the dead sun was held to become an Osiris and the new sun to arise from the embalmed body of the old which had been duly brought to Heliopolis, in like manner also the phoenix was supposed to be a form of Osiris in which the god returned to his own country. 

Further, as on the death of the sun it was from the Osiris sun that the phoenix sun arose, so it was taught in the case of humanity also that it was from his ‘own Osiris’ that there sprang the new man of the resurrection, and of this resurrection the phoenix became a symbol from a very early date. Hence, even in funerary texts of the Old Kingdom [c.2500BC] the deceased was likened to the phoenix: later it continued to serve as a symbol of the resurrection, and as such it is mentioned in patristic literature and figures in earliest Christian art.”

In 1904, Wallis Budge, citing Wiedemann, summarizes this bennu bird Persea tree sun birth belief as follows: [18]

“On a hypocephalus quoted by Wiedemann, the deceased is made to say, “I am in the form “of the Bennu, which cometh forth from Het-Benbenet in Annu,” and from many passages we learn that the Bennu, the Soul of Ra, which appeared each morning under the form of the rising sun, was supposed to shine upon the world from the top of the famous Persea tree wherein he renewed himself.”

The following, relief #18 from the Dendera Temple, subtitled by Wallis Budge (1904), shows the sacred Persea treegrowing out of the head of the bier of the mummified Osiris, shown with the soul (or ba) of Osiris at the top of the tree:

Osiris Christmas tree (Dendera) 3

In 1977, William Darby, et al, in their Food: the Gift of Osiris, giver various interpretations concerning the significance of the “sacred” tree in Egyptian, called “Ished tree or S’w’b tree (Egyptian), or the “Persia tree” (Greek), named after the god Greek Perseus, which often depicted kings protected by its foliage or emerging from it. The high esteem which was afforded this tree is indicated by a law passed under Emperor Arcadius forbidding the uprooting or sale of any persea tree in Egypt.

The “fruit” (i.e. Egyptian avocados) of the persea symbolised, supposedly, the “sacred heart” of Horus, and eating it gave eternal life and knowledge of the divine plan.  This, supposedly, is the origin or an aspect of the origin of the “tree of life” and or the “tree of knowledge”.

The following is a corrected (Ѻ)(Ѻ) Christmas tree:

Osiris is the reason for the season

Osiris | Tamarisk tree 

In Egyptian mythology, the Osiris cult, which was well-established by 3100 BC in Egypt, as told in one version (see also: version two) of the Passion of Osiris, Osiris, gets into a heated conflict with his brother Set, after he mistakenly sleeps with Nephthys, his brother’s wife. Set, to get back at his brother, tricks Osiris, during a dinner party, into getting into a trunk, fit precisely to Osiris’ body size. Plutarch, in his On Isis and Osiris (100AD), summarises this as follows:

“When Osiris came again Typhon [Set] plotted with seventy two comrades, and with Aso, the queen of Ethiopia, to slay him; and secretly got the measure of the body of Osiris, and made ready a fair chest, which was brought into his banqueting hall when Osiris was present together with other guests. By a ruse, Osiris was induced to lie down in the chest, which was immediately closed by Typhon and his fellow conspirators, who conveyed it to the Titanic mouth of the Nile. These things happened on the seventeenth day of the month of Hathor, when Osiris was in the twenty-eighth year either of his reign or of his age.”

Set then threw the chest, similar to that shown below (left) (Ѻ), containing the body of Osiris into Nile, as shown below right: (Ѻ)

Osiris on river

Plutarch, in his On Isis and Osiris (100AD), summarises this as follows:

“Soon after she learned that the chest had been carried out by the sea to Byblos, where it had been gently laid by the waves among the branches of a tamarisk tree (Ѻ) , which I a very short time had grown to a magnificent size and had enclosed the chest within it’s trunk.”

The following is an artistic rendition, by Hoda Hefzy (Ѻ), of Isis on boat finding the tree of Osiris at Byblos:

Isis finding Osiris (trunk)

The following is an original Egyptian visual of this chest-turned-tree:

Osiris tree Osiris tomb colored

The following, below left, is a modern rendition (Ѻ) of the so-called Osiris evergreen tree; below right is a real (Ѻ) tamarind tree, such as Plutarch might have had in mind when he told (or heard) the Osiris and Isis tale:

Osiris tree (labeled)

Osiris tree (labeled)

The Egyptians, as summarized by Budge (Ѻ), often referred to the divine food of the gods called “tchefau”; this is speculated to have been mushrooms (Ѻ), and or resin-based “manna” (Ѻ), that grew under the evergreen trees, e.g. tamarisk tree (Egypt) or pine tree (Europe).

Djed | Pillar
This chest, containing the body of Osiris, within a tree, according to the Plutarch version (100AD), was found by the king of that country and made into a pillar for the roof of his house; this is summarises this as follows:

“The King of the country, admiring the tree, cut it down and made a pillar for the roof of his house of that part which contained the body of Osiris.”

This is the origin of the so-called “djed pillar”, the four ringed shaped amulet, examples (Ѻ)(Ѻ) of which are shown below (right), which is said to be symbolic of the back bone of the reborn Osiris, as shown below below (left), said to be symbolic of stability:

Djed pillar (backbone)

Djed

The flower-shape of each ring, seams to be symbolic of lotus plant sun god birth origin theory.

Koiak | Month

See main: Khoiak festival 

In Egypt, annually, the 30-day period of Dec 10 to Jan 8, the fourth month of the Season of Akhet (Inundation), just as the waters receded to expose silt-covered fields fresh for sowing, was a festival month called the “month of Khoiak (or Koiak)”, the forerunner to the modern Christmas season, each day of which a special holiday event or ritual occurred.  The festival of Khoiak was a seed-planting festival of sorts; the gist of which is summarised as follows:

“The festivals of Khoiak are among the best attested from ancient Egypt. They revolve around the myth of the god Osiris, murdered by his brother Seth, and revived by his sister-wife Isis to the point where she could conceive their son Horus. Osiris withdrew to rule the underworld, while Isis protected Horus until he was old enough to avenge his father in battle with Seth, and win the throne.”

Osiris Bed
An example of an “Osiris Bed”, aka corn mummy, a mold-shaped container, that was filled with mud and grain (typically barley; or millet or wheat), ranging in size from a few inches to body-sized, that beginning in the New Kingdom (1550BC) began to be put into the tombs of pharaohs. An Osiris Bed found in the tomb of Egyptian courtier Tuya (c.1390BC) (Ѻ) had 8-inch sprouts growing out of it. [11] These Osiris Beds were precursors to the Christmas tree.

In 1550BC, the Osiris rebirth myth became a month-long festival, which involved the making of pottery-like Osiris mold planting beds, examples of which are shown adjacent, that were planted each year; the gist of which is summarized as follows:

“The death and revival of Osiris provide the mythic echo of the annual rebirth of crops. In the ceremony, seeds [barley, millet, wheat (Ѻ)] were sown in earth, which was from the New Kingdom [1550BC] shaped in [corn mummy] moulds to the form of Osiris; the sown earth was watered until the seeds germinated, and then this guarantor of a successful crop was buried.

The timing of the festival in the official year placed it in the fourth month of flood, just as the waters receded to expose silt-covered fields fresh for sowing. The name of the festival was ka-her-ka‘ka upon ka’ (or ‘sustenance upon sustenance’); it survived into Christian times as the name of the fourth month of the season of flood, rendered in Coptic as Khoiak.”

The following is relate quote:

“The deceased wears an onion necklace to prepare for the solarization of the Sokar-Osiris. A luminous rebirth occurs on the morning of the 26-th day in the month of Khoiak in the hnw-barge, which is protected by the five geese, daughters of Ra, and their barges. The transport of the hnw was organized by the high priest of Ptah in Memphis.”

— Donald Redford (2001), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Volume 3 (Ѻ

The following shows the timeline “events”, based on known sources, that occurred each day of the month of the Koiak festival; in the Hathor temple (100AD) column, to note, we see Osiris being identified with Sokar (Sekar), the underworld god of Memphis, which, according to Budge (pg.130), occurred sometime after the Pyramid Texts, at an unknown time:

Day Modern Medinet Habu
[1150BC]
Koptos Basin 
[850BC]
Jumilhac Papyrus
[100BC]
Hathor temple
[100AD]
Budge Summary
[1904]
Christianity
[400AD]
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1
Dec 10 [make new Osiris god mould case] [make new Osiris god mould case] [make new Osiris god mould case] [make new Osiris god mould case]
2-11
Dec 11-20
12
Dec 21 watering the moulds watering the Osiris/relic moulds the Festival of the Ploughing of the Earth and the Festival of the Tena were celebrated.
13
Dec 22 watering the moulds watering the moulds
14
Dec 23 watering the moulds watering the moulds; new Sokar [Osiris] figure made the great Festival of Pert
15
Dec 24 watering the moulds watering the moulds
16
Dec 25 watering the moulds watering the moulds; anointing the Sokar figure, placed on bier the Festival of Osiris Khent Amenti Christmas, aka Birth of Jesus, i.e. a new Jesus is born.
17
Dec 26 watering the moulds watering the moulds
18
Dec 27 watering the moulds watering the moulds
19
Dec 28 watering the moulds finding the head of Osiris watering the moulds; censing the Sokar figure
20
Dec 29 watering the moulds finding the eyes of Osiris watering the moulds; weaving the shroud
21
Dec 30 opening window in Shetayt shrine watering the moulds finding the jaws of Osiris Osiris and relic figures taken out of moulds; cloth woven
22
Dec 31 hoeing the earth watering the moulds finding the neck/arm of Osiris search on the Sacred Lake
23
Jan 1 making way in Shetayt shrine watering the moulds finding the innards of Osiris burial preparations
24
Jan 2 placing Sokar in their midst procession of figures finding the intestines of Osiris removal of figures of last year the model of the god of the preceding year was taken out from its place and buried suitably, and the new Osiris [corn mummy] was embalmed in the sanctuary
25
Jan 3 Netjeryt (tying onion strings in evening) final rites on roof (or 26?) finding the lungs/phallus of Osiris The new Osiris remained without burial for seven days because of the tradition which declared that the god had remained for seven days in the womb of his mother Nut when she was with child.
26
Jan 4 Sokar festival – circling the walls inal rites on roof (or 25?) finding the thighs/legs of Osiris
27
Jan 5 finding the leg/fingers of Osiris
28
Jan 6 finding the phallus/arm of Osiris
29
Jan 7 finding the heart of Osiris Eastern Orthodox Christmas, i.e. a new Jesus is made.
30
Jan 8 raising the Djed pillar finding arm/Horus sons; raising the Djed pillar burial of figures; raising the Djed pillar the TetTetwas set up in Tettu [Busiris], because on this day the divine members of OsirisMembers of Osiriswere brought.”

The following is a visual the so-called “raising of Osiris” or raising of Djed pillar ceremony:

Raising of the Djed Ceremony

This thirty-day festival ending in the raising of the djed pillar eventually morphed into the Christmas tree celebration.

Dorothy Murdock comments how at some point in the Khoiak festival, the Egyptian baby son god Sokar was carried out of the temple on an ark (Ѻ); also that Epiphanius (c.350AD) had his comments about how the Egyptians brought forth a “baby sun born of a virgin at winter solstice” censored.

Busiris
The Egyptian city of Busiris (Greek) or Tettu (Egyptian) were the annual setting up of the Tet (Christmas tree) was performed on the last day of the festival of the Passion of Osiris or month of Khoiak.

Vincent Brown (2002) summarizes this as follows:

“The reconstruction of the body of Osiris occurred at a place called Djedu,in the Delta region of Lower Egypt and it was here that the yearly ceremony of ‘Raising the Djed Pillar’ took place on the last day of the month of Khoiak, the eve of the agricultural New Year. The next day marked the beginning of the four month long season of Pert, or ‘Going Forth’ during which the lands rose out of the flood waters allowing the fields to be sown. Djedu was also referred to as Per-Asar-Neb-Djedu, meaning “The House of Osiris – the Lord of Djedu”. The Greeks called it Busiris, after the shortened title Per-Asar –“The House of Osiris”. Mythologically, the ‘Raising of the Djed’ symbolised the resurrection of Osiris, and with its annual re-enactment represented the death and renewal of the yearly cycle. Osiris is referred to as “Lord of the Year” in the Pyramid Texts and that he was also the god of agriculture meant that his annual resurrection ensured the stability of the abundance of the next season’s crops.”

Below (left), an image (Ѻ) (Ѻ) from Gaston Maspero’s History of Egypt, Volume Six (c.1895), we see a evergreen tree (tamarisk) growing out of the tomb of Osiris, when the story was being popularized in Assyria:

Osiris Christmas tree

Above (right) we see (Ѻ) a 2015 rendition of the djed pillar, decorated Christmas style.

Jarid Miller (2010) summarizes things as follows:

“The idolatrous festival was on December 25th. This system began by Osiris and Isis and their son Horus about 3000 BC; centuries before the birth of Yahshua [son of Yahweh]. When King Osiris died, his wife Isis claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang up overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Osiris. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed Osiris would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of King Osiris reborn as the son, Horus. This was the origin of the Christmas tree. Jeremiah 10:2-4 speaks on the Christmas tree.”

The Jeremiah citation is as follows:

“Learn not the way of the nations,nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavensbecause the nations are dismayed at them,for the customs of the peoples are vanity.A tree from the forest is cut downand worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.They decorate it with silver and gold;they fasten it with hammer and nailsso that it cannot move.”

— Anon (c.500BC), Bible, Jeremiah 10 (Ѻ

 

Tammuz
In 1600BC, the Osiris/Isis rebirth model was reformulated into the story of Tammuz (Osiris) and Inanna (Isis) model: (Ѻ)

“The queen (Semiramis) told the worshippers that when Tammuz (aka Nimrod) was killed … some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.”

Sheryl Karas, in her The Solstice Evergreen (1998), touches on some of this Tammuz tree variant.

Dionysus | Bacchus

The following is a photo, from a c.250AD marble sarcophagus, of the Greek god Dionysus (1600BC), the Greek rescript of Osiris (2800BC), being lifted up as a pine tree, aka “Raising of Dionysus”, during the spring festival of the mystery religion:

Raising of Dionysus

The following shows two Greek vases, dated from 600 to 500BC, respectively, wherein Dionysus is shown raised as the Osiris form of Djed pillar:

Dionysus (raised) (labeled)

It was Herodotus (450BC), supposedly, who first equated the Greek god Dionysus with the Egyptian god Osiris. (Ѻ) The early era Romans (100AD) later called Dionysus Bacchus. The later era Romans (400AD) syncretized all of this with the namesake “Jesus”.

Staff of Ptah (labeled)
A 2800BC figure (Ѻ) of the Staff of Ptah, which combines the powers of the “Ankh” or life reviving power of Isis, the “Was Scepter” a symbol of Set tamed, and the Djed Pillar, a symbol of the re-born Osiris, and the son Horus born on Dec 25, from the union of the resurrected Osiris and Isis in act of the black rite.

Attis
In Phrygian mythology, the Attis cult (Ѻ), modeled on the Osiris cult, originating c.1250BC in Turkey, Attis, the Phrygian god of vegetation, worshipped predominately from 500BC to 400AD, who is latter found in Greek mythology (400BC) and in turn Roman mythology (200BC), was worshiped to the effect that on Mar 22 a pine tree was carried into the Temple of Cybele and decorated with flowers and models of Attis.

Attis, one version of the so-called Cybele and Attis myth, returned to life in the form an evergreen tree.

In the mysteries of Attis, according to Christian church father Firmicus Maternus, a youthful image of the god-man Attis was “tied to a pine tree”.

In the Roman era, the Christian version of the Easter festival, according to Michael Jordan (1993), took over the date of the Attis rites.

Christianity

In the Roman recension, all of the former evergreen versions of the god Osiris, practised as Dionysus (Greece), Attis (Phrygia), and Bacchus (Rome), were morphed, by circa 400AD, to the effect that Jesus was “hung on a tree”, such as Peter says in the Acts of the Apostles, as does St. Paul in his Letter to the Galatians.

In later years, c.1500AD, Osiris, who originally was the Orion constellation, riding on his star barque, became Santa Claus, who road his sleigh around the earth in 24 hours delivering presents, the sleigh symbolic, supposedly, of the Big Dipper, which in Egypt seemed to go around the north star in 24 hours in December nights, who left presents under the Christmas tree:

Osiris Santa 2

Therein, Horus born on Dec 25, the immaculate son of Osiris, became the baby Jesus born on Dec 25 in a manger.

In the Bible, in Genesis 21:33 (Ѻ), Abraham, in coded speak, is described as having planted a tamarind tree, which is said to parallel the tree of life (Ѻ) in some way.

Gadalla (1997)
Moustafa Gadalla’s 1997 description of the Osiris tamarind tree trunk as the original “Christmas tree“. [7]

Gadalla

In 1997, Egyptian-American Egyptologist and civil engineer Moustafa Gadalla (1944-), in his The Ancient Egyptian Roots of Christianity, summarised the tamarisk tree and Christmas tree connection as follows:

“The story continues that the coffin of Ausar (Osiris) was swept by the waves to the shoreline of a foreign land. A tree sprang up and grew around it, enclosing the body of Ausar in its trunk. The tree grew large, beautiful, and fragrant. [See an Ancient Egyptian temple depiction below.] News of this magnificent tree came to the king of this alien land, who ordered that the tree be cut down, and its trunk brought to him. He utilized the trunk as a pillar in his house without knowing the great secret it contained within. This is reference to the Tree of Life, and with all that that implies. It is also a reference to the Tet (Djed) pillar of Ausar (Osiris). In Christianity, this became the Christmas tree.”

Arthur | Santa-ology
In 2000, religio-mythologist James Arthur, in his Mushrooms and Mankind, outlines the subject he defines as “Santa-ology” or “Santa-ism”, wherein he asserts the following:

“Today’s Santa Claus is a metamorphosis of many older mythologies, including Thor or Donner (German Donar) who wears red and rides in a Golden Flying Chariot pulled by two Goats (Cracker and Gnasher). In a sense, these goats were the ancestors to the now popular reindeer. What would the red and gold clad angel be doing with that nice basket? An Easter basket at Christmas is an interesting concept.

The icons, symbols, and relics that have managed to survive from the “Winter Solstice” celebrations of old, have a commonality that deserves some reflection, study, and perhaps even some reverence. Understanding that these traditions are borrowed ones, is central to getting at the heart of the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is commonly thought of as a Christian holiday (the birth of Jesus). Many Christian beliefs and traditions were borrowed from more ancient religions and mythologies. This is well documented by authors such as Gerald Massey, Godfrey Higgins, Robert GravesKersey Graves, and many others. The virgin birth, the incarnation of god, the sacrament, Christmas, Easter, etc. have all been adopted/stolen by Christianity as its own.”

Arthur, in continuation, comments on umbrella term ‘Pagan’ as follow:

“It is well documented by fundamentalists (apologists) that the Christmas traditions are Pagan in origin. This simply means that their origin comes from the traditions of the country-folk (pagan). By contrast, the Pagan origins of most of the other attributes of Christianity are vigorously denied. It is also very easy to obscure, overlook and discredit the Egyptian, Mithraic, Germanic, Norse, Celtic, Greek, Hindu and Buddhist roots by lumping all non-Christian religions together and labeling them ‘Pagan’. These are certainly not simple country-folk religions. So to just say Christmas has Pagan roots, and not go further, is glossing over what exactly those roots are, and discrediting their study as worthless. Christmas icons, traditions and stories have hidden meanings. Although not initially apparent, a more thorough investigation reveals far more symbolic content (which is decipherable) than originally suspected. At the roots of this symbolism research is information about the secrets of the mushroom, regarding its habitats, forms, uses, preparations, and effects.”

Arthur continues:

“Shaman of Siberia and the Russian icon, St. Nicholas, both play parts in the tale of Christmas, providing clues as to where Christmas came from and why there are certain symbols associated with the holiday. It is these types of clues that will help (the questors) in the deciphering of the symbols. Siberian Shaman used/use (despite governmental oppression) the Amanita muscaria as a religious sacrament. It is used for spiritual vision, out-of-body travel into the realms of the spirits, and as a plant-spirit guide in teaching and healing. The value of the inebriant is placed highly among the commodities of the native tribesmen, fetching reindeer pelts, meats, and all manner of tradable goods in payment and barter. Interesting to note: If you aren’t quick enough in the hunt, you will find only the mushroom stubs, the rest greedily gobbled up by the hungry reindeer.

The ancient shamanic use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia is well documented. Despite governmental oppression against its use, there are still many who refuse to accept the authorized state religion, and continue the shamanic traditions in secret. Just as the Siberian shaman (commonly dressing in red and white) would enter through the opening in the roof of a home where a ritual was to be done, Santa Claus also arrives on the roof and enters through the chimney. Just as the shamans would gather the mushrooms in bags which they would bring with them when performing a ceremony, Santa Claus also (on the Holy Day) brings presents in a bag. The Santa Claus we see today evolved from traditions developed in Germany. It is fairly common knowledge that the Weihnachtsmann (St. Nick) was an amalgamation of older Germanic/Norse gods such as Thor, Donner, Odin and Wotan. What’s missing here is just as Santa flies through the skies in his sleigh, Odin (as well as the rest) rode through the sky in his chariot, which is depicted in the stars by “The Big Dipper”. The Big Dipper is the chariot of Odin & Wotan, Thor, King Arthur, and even Osiris (of Egypt). The chariot that circles the North Star in a 24-hour period is thus also known as the sleigh of Santa Claus because it circles his mythological home, the North Pole. It is no surprise that Nordic/Germanic gods have connection to mushrooms in their mythology. As Thor throws his mushroom-shaped hammer to the ground, mighty thunders and lightning cracks cause the real mushroom(s) to appear. As the horses pulling Odin through the sky in his chariot become over-exerted, their blood-mingled spit falls to the ground and causes the Amanita mushrooms to grow at those exact points.”

This “Big Dipper” equals chariot of Odin, sleight of Santa, may be off, being that the star boat (solar barque) of Osiris was the Orion constellation, as is well-established, and the “Big Dipper” has to do with the opening of the mouth. Author continues:

“The Osiris mythology has even more to add to this. To the Egyptians; South was up (North). Osiris was the lord of the underworld, the South, (South=down) which is why he circles the sky in the furthest possible lower (southern) area. Not only did Osiris ride the sky in a chariot, but after his death Isis found that an evergreen (Cedar) had grown overnight from a dead stump to full-sized (this also relates to the Djed pillar); which was understood as a sign of Osiris’ rebirth and immortality. Interestingly, the traditional birth of Osiris is the 25th of December. The 25th of December was also celebrated annually by putting presents around the Cedar tree. This tradition is at least five thousand years old. The birth of Horus to the goddess-virgin-mother, Isis, is perhaps the eldest representation of the goddess/son mythology, yet it is impossible to know this or the real age of the Astro-theological-Virgo-giving-birth-to-the-child/god/star mythology for sure. However, it is the oldest source I have found; it is very old.

Drying the mushrooms was/is a necessary procedure typically accomplished by stringing them up (like popcorn) and hanging them above the hearth of the fireplace. shamans and lay people alike, would gather and dry them. They gather all they can since they are a valuable commodity. Reindeer (native to Siberia) are known to be quite fond of eating these mushrooms. The mythology of flying Reindeer reflects the supposed pharmacological effects of such a meal.

It is important to point out that this Christmas/Winter Solstice celebration, with all its various counterparts, transcends the world’s religions. The reason that this celebration is held all over the planet in various forms may have something to do with this other commonality at which we are looking; it is certainly entwined in the symbolism.”

Quotes

The following are related quotes:

“To return to ancient Egypt, there is evidence that the great Osiris was originally a tree-god. According to Egyptian mythology, after he had been murdered his coffin was discovered enclosed in a tree-trunk, and he is spoken of in the inscriptions as ‘the one in the tree’, the ‘solitary one in the acacia’. The rites, too, by which his death and burial were annually celebrated appear to couple him closely with TammuzAdonisAttis, Dionysus, and other gods whose worship was associated with a similar ritual.’ Frazer, following Mannhardt; contends that all these deities were tree-gods, and that the ceremonial connected with their worship was symbolic of the annual death and revival of vegetation.”

— J.H. Philpot (1897), The Sacred Tree: the Tree in Religion and Myth (pg. 11

“The Christmas tree is traced to the Roman Saturnalia. It is distinctly described by Virgil [c.30BC] with its suspended toys and images: ‘the farmers of Ansonia, a Race sent forth from Troy, in uncouth verse and unchecked laughter play and put on hideous vizards wrought of hollowed bark, and sing thee, O Bacchus, with joyful hymns, and in thy honor hang from the tall pine waving masks to thee’.”

— Lewis Burdick (1912), “Primary Economical and Political Significance of Our Christmas Anniversary” [21]

“The fruit of Hathor’s tree in its human form was Osiris, whose corpse was scattered like the seeds [see: crucifixion] after he had been persuaded to enter a chest – the cave or tomb of earth … Perhaps it is not too fanciful to see a survival of this conception in the Fairy Queen above the lighted Christmas tree.”

— Gertrude Levy (1963), Religious Conceptions of the Stone Age: and Their Influence on European Thought (pg. 121

“The Decorated Cedar Djed Pillar … In 1969, while visiting a temple of Seti in Upper Egypt, we were told by the keeper that Osiris … Today we find little spiritual enchantment in setting up a cut Christmas tree or decorating it with ribbons and lights.”

— Author (1975), “A Christmas Legend” (Ѻ), Rosicrucian Digest, 53:31. 

“Christmas & Christmas tree go back to ancient times to Egyptian civilization. In Egypt, it was believed that the husband of Isis, the ‘Queen of Heaven’ – King Osiris of Egypt, was born on December 25th. After the untimely death of the king After the untimely death of the king Osiris, his wife Isis, propagated the doctrine of the survival of Osiris as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead King. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Osiris would visit the evergreen tree and leaves gifts upon it. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”

— Author (1990), “Article” (pg. 9), Hindu Vishva, 26 

“The [Osiris] story continues that the coffin of Ausar [Osiris] was swept by the waves to the shoreline of a foreign land. A [tamarisk] tree sprang up and grew around it, enclosing the body of Ausar [Osiris] in its trunk. The tree grew large, beautiful, and fragrant. News of this magnificent tree came to the king of this alien land, who ordered that the tree be cut down, and its trunk brought to him. He utilized the trunk as a pillar [djed pillar] in his house without knowing the great secret it contained within. This is reference to the ‘tree of life’, and with all that that implies. It is also a reference to the Tet (Djed) pillar of Ausar (Osiris). In Christianity, this became the Christmas tree.”

— Moustafa Gadalla (1997), The Egyptian Roots of Christianity (pg. 105)

“The origin of Christmas as the festival of the Nativity dates far before our Christian era. The cult of Mithra, the unconquered Sun, celebrated the beginning of his ascension and the return of life on December 23 (the winter solstice). The custom became established little by little, among the Eastern Christians, of celebrating it on January 6. It wasn’t until the fourth century that the Western Church moved the date back to December 25 to replace the pagan feast of the birth of the Sun, whose cult was formally condemned by Pope Leo the Great (ninth century). Thus, the Christian ritual of the Divine Nativity also rejoined the Egyptian ritual, the Feast of Khoiak, which on the same day celebrated the resurrection of Osiris, that is, his reanimation by the solar light. Osiris, Neter of Nature, is the principle of perpetuity—that is, of the cycles which are continually renewed. He is the vital Principle, which in all of dualized Nature is perpetually being born, vegetating, growing, dying, and being reborn. That’s why we find in certain tombs of Osiris the silhouette of a conifer whose symbol makes this tree the ancestor of our Christmas tree. Its trunk is replaced by the djed of Osiris, his spinal column, to which the four physical elements give stability. The Osirian world is that of earthly existence. What links our Christmas tree to the tree of Osiris is that both are illuminated by the awakening of the new fire. This fire is manifested in the star of the Magi on January 6, Epiphany. On this date, the sun, crossing the apsis, starts to prolong the day, and the mornings and the evenings are lengthened. That’s why we have the tradition of keeping the Christmas lights until this date. Christmas-Khoiak is the instant when the fire of the seed, buried at Saint-Michel, has conquered the infernal dragon and reanimated the germ of the seed of Osiris is resuscitated with the sun.”

— Sharon Seivert (2001), The Balancing Act (pg. 304)

“In the Hittite legend of the missing fertility god, Telepinu, and evergreen tree asherah was set up before him and decked with gifts and this idea of decorating the object seems to have been the convention in much of the Near East.”

— Michael Jordan (2001), The Historical Mary (pg. 25) 

“The idolatrous festival was on December 25th. This system began by Osiris and Isis and their son Horus about 3000 BC; centuries before the birth of Yahshua [son of Yahweh]. When King Osiris died, his wife Isis claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang up overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolised the springing forth unto new life of the dead Osiris. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed Osiris would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of King Osiris reborn as the son, Horus. This was the origin of the Christmas tree.”

— Jarid Miller (2010), Yahshua, the Man behind the Glory (pg. 24) 

“That we celebrate Dec 25th, based on the fact that three stars of Orion’s belt, aka “three kings”, align with the star Sirius, to point out the position of the rising sun, following the winter solstice, i.e. day of least amount of sunlight hours of the year, following the apparent “death” of the sun three days earlier, on the cross, i.e. “southern crux” star constellation, which originated with the celebration of the 3100 BC (4850BG) birthday of Ra in the temples on Dec 25, wherein, of note, the Egyptians put pine trees in temples (origin of Christmas tree tradition), which was remolded into the story of the birth of Osiris (2800BC), then Horus (1800BC), then Jesus (300AD), with such joyous ignorance, has us “marching backwards into 20th century”, as the saying goes, or 49th century (BG), as we would see it.”

— Libb Thims (2014), “Jesus ‘Jehovah’ of Nazareth’s IQ” (Ѻ), Hmolpedia Thread (#21), Dec 25

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21. Burdick, Lewis D. (1912). “Primary Economical and Political Significance of Our Christmas Anniversary” (Ѻ), Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, 28:701-02.

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Further reading
● Flynn, Tom. (1993). The Trouble with Christmas (Osiris, pgs. 55-57; Egypt, 6+ pgs; tree, 51+ pgs). Prometheus Books.

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An ancient Hopi Indian prophecy states, “When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge”. This will be the Day of Purification. The Hopi name for the star Sirius is Blue Star Kachina. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes its mask.

It was told to me that first the Blue Kachina would start to be seen at the dances, and would make his appearance known to the children in the plaza during the night dance. This event would tell us that the end times are very near. Then the Blue Star Kachina would physically appear in our heavens which would mean that we were in the end times.

In the Final days we will look up in our heavens and we will witness the return of the two brothers who helped create this world in the birthing time. Poganghoya is the guardian of our North Pole and his Brother Palongawhoya is the guardian of the South pole. In the final days the Blue Star Katchina will come to be with his nephews and they will return the Earth to its natural rotation which is counter clock wise.

This fact is evidenced in many petroglyphs that speak of the Zodiac, and within the Mayan and Egyptian pyramids. The rotation of the Earth has been manipulated by not so benevolent Star beings. The twins will be seen in our North Western skies. They will come and visit to see who still remembered the original teachings flying in their Patuwvotas, or flying shields. They will bring many of their star family with them in the final days.

The return of the Blue Star Katchina who is also known as Nan ga sohu will be the alarm clock that tells us of the new day and new way of life, a new world that is coming. This is where the changes will begin. They will start as fires that burn within us, and we will burn up with desires and conflict if we do not remember the original teachings, and return to the peaceful way of life.

Not far behind the twins will come the Purifier – The Red Katchina, who will bring the Day of Purification. On this day the Earth, her creatures and all life as we know it will change forever. There will be messengers that will precede this coming of the Purifier. They will leave messages to those on Earth who remember the old ways.

 

 

Red Star Kachina Vs Blue Star Kachina

It`s interesting to note that these 2 colours blue and red also represent the political parties Democrats/Republicans,
Red States/Blue States, fighting (MMA and Boxing) In the Red Corner/Red Gloves, and in the Blue Corner/Blue Gloves, and gangs, Bloods/Crypts. They are pitted against each other as opposing forces that are constantly contending in a paradoxical perpetual battle of Blue vs Red.

 

“It’s no coincidence that these ancient Romans and Chinese soldiers chose red. It’s science. So before we continue with more history, it’s worth noting the numerous studies on the link between red and competitive behaviour. According to research compiled by Psychology Today, wearing red gives competitive edge. It makes you feel more dominant, and to your opponent, it makes you appear more dominant and threatening. Red has been linked to higher levels of testosterone, too.”

 

 

 

For his inauguration on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump wore a red tie with his dark suit, while outgoing President Barack Obama donned a blue tie. Their wives wore the reverse, with Michelle Obama in a red dress and Melania Trump wearing a powder blue ensemble.

The choice of ties and suits for figures in the political spectrum is often done so for the purpose of esoteric messages or hidden meaning. Now the general public will always remain unaware of the meaning of the symbolism, and are quite ignorant of any colour tropes. The red tie, like that worn by President Trump during the 2017 inauguration, is often paired with a counterpart donning the blue tie in order to complete the duality of occult symbolism. While the hands of political figures usually indicate motions known as ‘Hand Mudra’, a type of hex enchanting hand sign given while the figure of import is either speaking or contemplating.

The red tie alludes to fire and power, and the ability to rule via passion or the heart. While the blue tie may allude to the balance of water (very often this colour is shown around a ‘Grace’ figure/person, as in biblical ‘mercy & grace’) and the ability to rule via justice and truth, which often includes a faith based position such as Christianity.

In an esoteric sense of the Occult, the Elite will always Don apparel which Alludes to the Magic Colour Trope of Red Vs Blue.

 

As elements, Hot, Cold, Blood, Death, (heat and moisture) Fire, Water. In relation to Sirius, Rain, and Heat.

 

And in Freemasonry, Blue Lodge, Red Lodge.

Blue is generally regarded as the colour of truth and fidelity, basic teachings of our craft; that blue is the colour used to characterise friendship, one of the jewels of a Mason. It also tells us, “some have found some symbolism in the blue arch of the heavens and have urged that for a Freemason the virtues of friendship and benevolence must be as expansive as the heavens.” It concludes with the reminder that the proper term is “Symbolic Lodge” rather than “Blue Lodge” although blue as a colour and symbol is prominent in our teachings.

The speculative book, Stonehenge: An Ancient Masonic Temple, offers the following regarding the use of blue for our lodges:

“Our lodge since time immemorial has been called the Blue Lodge. The color blue has been indelibly attached to it. Why? Why wasn’t the colour yellow selected and called the Yellow Lodge? Blue is derived from the root signifying ‘Perfection.’ Blue from all ages has been a symbol of truth, secrecy, sincerity and fidelity. There is a reason why the lodge is called the ‘Blue Lodge.’ It goes back to nature’s colours. What colour do you suppose the stones are in the inner circle and horseshoe circle of Stonehenge? They are blue. They are even called the bluestone circle and bluestone horseshoe. The builders of Stonehenge held the colour blue in such high regard that they traveled 130 air miles and 240 miles by land and sea to secure them. They brought some 80 blue stones to the construction site from the Prescelly Mountains of Wales. They hunted until they found ‘blue stones,’ some weighing up to 5 tons each, and moved them to the Stonehenge site for erection. The ‘blue stones’ were part of the earlier stages of the construction project. The color blue was very important to them, and it has been adopted as the colour of our lodge. This is one more ancient tradition handed down from generation to generation. It is generally believed that the Blue Lodge originated from the Blue Stone Temple of Stonehenge.”

The renowned Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, took a great interest in the folk legends and symbols of earlier ages as he felt that they contributed to an understanding of the changes which he felt had taken place in man’s understanding of himself and his role in the Universe over eons of time. Jung felt that early man had not originally had a clear consciousness or rational thinking capability but, over centuries, developed such a capability and now has come to know only the conscious, and not the unconscious, which was layered over by the development of the conscious. He believed that earlier man had been governed by instincts, much as we think about the animal mind today. He felt that the earlier instinctual mind is still with man today but it is as a shadow behind or beneath the conscious mind. He felt that the integration of that shadow mind with the conscious mind results in the enlightenment or individuation of the individual.

Because of his keen interest, Jung read widely in science, literature, history, philosophy and also folklore and found, in literature from ancient civilisations and religions, parallels in symbolism which he reasoned showed that these arose from a common thread in the instinctive minds of ancient men. In this regard, he adopted the Eastern philosophy that if things repeatedly occur together, it is more than coincidence even if a causal relationship cannot be conclusively proven through scientific methods. He called this synchronicity. Worshipful Brother Kirk MacNulty, author of the beautiful work, Freemasonry: A Journey through Ritual and Symbol, is quoted by Wallace McLeod in his book, A Quest for Light, as also using Jungian concepts in explaining how the three Craft degrees recapitulate the development of the individual person. “The Entered Apprentice degree, (or the Ground Floor of the Temple), represents the physical or material being, Jung’s ‘individual consciousness’. The Fellow Craft, (or Middle Chamber), represents the soul or psyche, Jung’s ‘personal unconscious’. The Master Mason degree,  or Holy of Holies), is the spiritual being, Jung’s ‘collective unconscious’, one step closer to the Divine.” Similar parallels in the symbolism of peoples very far removed from each other culturally, geographically and in time have been noted by Fraser in his seminal work, The Golden Bough, and more recently by Joseph Campbell as reported in his many books, especially his series on the nature of the gods in various cultures.

This is interesting but, you may be asking, what does it have to do with the subject of colour symbolism in Freemasonry? Perhaps these parallels in symbolism have also occurred with the selection of blue as the colour of the symbolic lodge. Perhaps the uses of the symbolism of blue in other cultures can provide insight into its use in Freemasonry. Because of Jung’s detailed research into symbolism, his works may be of more than passing interest to the members of this Craft founded upon the use of symbolism to teach moral principles. The Mason who is willing to expend the effort to glean his writings for the kernels of particular application to the ancient evolution of symbolism used in modern Freemasonry will find it rewarding.

For example, there is no proof that our use of the square and compasses as Masonic symbols has a direct lineal descent from their use as symbols of moral instruction in ancient China, which is evidenced by ancient writings, or from their use in ancient Egypt, as indicated by archaeological findings. The creation myths of the Dogon tribe of Mali in Western Africa offer some striking parallels with the penalty of the Entered Apprentice, but there is almost certainly no very direct lineal relationship. Jung would say that these things arose independently (but synchronistically) from man’s common unconscious. Jung’s reasoning may offer a logical framework for a theory of common threads of symbolism where evidence and proof of direct relationship is lacking.

Among other symbols he researched, Jung found that the colour blue of the heavenly sky has been in many cultures and beliefs a symbol of spirituality. He contrasts this with red as a symbol of emotion. This equates with our feelings about these colours. Blue is the coolest of colours and we equate spirituality with a cool, detached, or other-worldly orientation or philosophy. Red is the warmest of colours which we equate with the heat of anger or passion. Our everyday language, for example, includes the well known phrase, “seeing red”, to dramatically convey the concept of anger. Jung points out that the combination of red and blue provides purple or violet which he says is the symbol of mysticism. He feels that this is a good illustration of his concept, to which I alluded earlier, of the integration or individuation of the personality which he concludes has a duality similar to his concept of the conscious mind and shadow mind or psyche. When the dual parts of the personality, which he equates with the spiritual aspect of the conscious mind, as represented by the colour blue, and the emotional, instinctual aspect of the shadow mind, which he equates with the red, are combined or integrated, he feels they bring the individual to his highest potential, symbolised by violet.

 

 

I found this of interest Masonically, since blue is the colour of the symbolic lodge, which, in Jungian terms, represents the spiritual values to which we aspire. That seems to me to be closely aligned with the moral lessons taught as we progress through the three degrees from the physical man, or Entered Apprentice, to the mindful man, or Fellow Craft, and ultimately to the spiritual man, or Master Mason. This is also evidenced by the symbology of the changes in mode of wearing the apron while progressing through the degrees where the triangular flap, which triangle, Masonic scholars tell us, represents deity, is first separate and above the rectangular apron representing worldly, or base, things. Secondly, the triangle or spiritual symbol is imposed upon the worldly form in the Fellow Craft’s apron, and thirdly, the two are integrated into one triangular form, as a Master Mason, symbolising spirituality.

The above explanation of the symbolism of blue in the symbolic lodge is at least as intellectually and intuitively satisfying as the other explanations offered for the term “Blue Lodge”. For example, Mackey says that blue is the symbol of universal friendship and benevolence, because, as it is the colour of the vault of heaven, which embraces and covers the whole globe, we are thus reminded that in the breast of every brother these virtues should be equally as extensive. He says that blue, except for white, is the only colour which should be used in a Master’s lodge for decorations. Mackey relates that blue was to the Hebrews a symbol of perfection, to the Druids a symbol of truth, to the Hindus a symbol of wisdom, to the Babylonians and the Egyptians a sacred colour, to the Chinese a symbol of divinity, and to medieval Christians, an emblem of immortality.

Some of the Masonic degrees, of which are called chivalric degrees, in both the Scottish and York Rites use red as the basic colour, much as the symbolic lodge uses blue. In the case of the York Rite degree of the Royal Arch, this has been explained by Mackey as the symbol of the ardour and zeal which should actuate all who are in possession of that sublime portion of Freemasonry. Mackey also cites Portal’s Symbolic Colours, which states that red, representing fire, is the symbol of the regeneration and purification of souls. Mackey sees this as a logical reason for the Royal Arch to adopt it because the Royal Arch refers historically to the re-building or regeneration of the Temple of Solomon, and symbolically to the regeneration of life.  In the case of the use of red as the symbolic colour for the heraldic degrees of the York and Scottish Rites, it fits well with the Jungian interpretation of red as the symbol of emotions, because courage, fervour, and zeal, when properly directed, are all noble emotions which are closely associated with the rituals of the heraldic degrees.

Excerpt from Colour Symbolism and Freemasonry by Bro. John Shroeder

 

Blue is an ancient emblem, which is derived from the colour of the vault of heaven and is often used as a symbol of heaven. The ancient Egyptians revered blue as a sacred colour, symbolising an exalted and heavenly stature. In the Trimurti, which is the divine triad of Hinduism, Vishnu the preserver is depicted in celestial or sky blue to indicate that all wisdom emanates from God. The Babylonians regarded blue as a symbol of the Deity. The high priests of the Israelites wore robes of blue and other parts of their accoutrements were decorated with blue, signifying perfection. The Jewish historian and general, Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE), who became a Pharisee and commanded the Jews in their revolt against Rome from 66 CE, said that the blue in the veils of the tabernacle of the nomadic Israelites represented the element of air, alluding to purification and perfection. The Hebrew word used for the blue in the veils of the tabernacle is Tau Kaph Lamed Tau, or tekelet, which actually signifies purple-blue or Cerulian purple, although usually translated as sky blue. Tekelet is derived from another word Tau Kaph Lamed Yod Tau, or tekelët, which implies perfection because it indicates a purpose or end. The Druids regarded blue as a symbol of truth, whilst the medieval Christians considered it to be an emblem of immortality and a symbol of perfection, hope and constancy. Blue has retained all of its ancient meanings over a range of circumstances, but it is especially a symbol of the intellect, of universal friendship, of benevolence and also of the mildness and fidelity that ought to characterise every freemason.

Red, crimson and scarlet are sometimes considered to be equivalent colours and all are universally regarded as an emblem of faith, but as symbols they also have individual meanings. Red has been used as an emblem since antiquity, when it usually signified fire and was an ancient symbol of regeneration and the purification of souls. In this context the phoenix was said to have risen from the ashes. Crimson also is an emblem of purification and regeneration. Scarlet is a symbol of celestial truth, which is alludes to the cleansing effect of fire. In the Egyptian Mysteries both red and scarlet were symbols of energy and life. In Hinduism red signifies blood, which is th e life source and therefore symbolises the creative principle.

From ancient times the Chinese considered red to be a symbol of ambition and power, which is why red has always been an emblem of good luck to them. The ancient Israelites considered red to be a colour of dignity, appropriate to the most opulent and honourable persons, in which sense it was used to embellish the accoutrements of high priests and prophets and was the colour of the cloaks worn by the rulers of Israel. The red in the veils of the tabernacle represented fire and alluded to the purification and regeneration of the souls of those who sought atonement. The Druids also regarded red as a symbol of the purification and regeneration of the soul. Finally, red is used as an emblem of bloodshed and also is emblematic of fervency and zeal.

Excerpt from “The Symbolism of Colours” – Don Falconer

 

In the Egyptian hall of judgment, a departed soul meets with the gods to plead his case of 42 negative confessions. During this confession the deceased would have his red heart weighed against the blue ostrich feather of the goddess Ma’at on a scale of justice. If his heart were too heavy (filled with inequity and sin) then his soul would be fed to a demon and his spirit would cease to exist. If his red heart equals exactly the weight of the bluefeather, the gods would allow him safe passage into the afterlife. Thus the Red Vs. Blue occult trope was conceived and is of course used often, without the knowledge of the general public. Ma’at refers to the goddess and ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice.

An Egyptian pharaoh was appointed to “achieve” Ma’at, which means that he had to keep and protect justice and harmony in a constant balance, the symbol of which was represented via the blue ostrich feather of the goddess. The Egyptian people sought to destroy the chaos “Isfet” (evil itself). A responsible kingship meant that Egypt would remain in prosperity and at peace of Ma’at.

 

 

Maat or Ma’at (Egyptian m3ˤt) refers to the ancient Egyptian concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also the goddess who personified these concepts, and regulated the stars, seasons, and the actions of mortals and the deities who had brought order from chaos at the moment of creation.

The Egyptian culture was centred on order, everything had its due place in the world. This included religion, society and seasonal changes. The goddesses Ma’at came to represent the concept of balance and order because many Egyptians needed to explain the world around them. She was the one that kept the stars in motion, the seasons changing and the maintaining of the order of Heaven and Earth. The opposing force of this was known in ancient terms as “isfet” or chaos. Ancient Egyptians considered the desert beyond the Nile River to be chaotic; whereas, the area close to the Nile was considered orderly. Together, these two forces brought balance to the world in which they lived and was an important part of everyday Egyptian life.

Ma’at was associated with the law in ancient Egypt. From the 5th dynasty (c. 2510-2370 BC) onwards, the Vizier responsible for justice was called the Priest of Maat and in later periods judges wore images of her. The ‘Spirit of Maat’ was embodied by the chief judge in charge of the Egyptian law courts. He had a dual role, serving as both a priest and working directly in the law courts and justice system. The “Priest of Ma’at” began court hearings whilst wearing the feather of Ma’at and all other court officials wore small golden images of the goddess as a sign of their judicial authority, also as a symbol that their judgement would be balanced and fair. Priests drew the Feather of Ma’at on their tongues with green dye, so that the words they spoke were truth. The priest would rule on the earthly punishment according to the nature of the law that had been broken. Punishments included imposing fines, corporal punishment and in extreme cases capital punishment.

This feather has come to symbolise her being, as well as the representation of balance and order, it became a hieroglyph for “truth.”

 

 

In The Matrix, Morpheus explains to Neo that the Matrix is an illusory world created to prevent humans from discovering that they are slaves to an external influence. Holding out a capsule on each of his palms, he describes the choice facing Neo:

This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.

The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are popular cultural symbols representing the choice between:

  • Knowledge, mental freedom, adversity and the brutal truth of reality (red pill)
  • Falsehood, security, material freedom and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)

 

 

The messages will be found written in the living stone, through the sacred grains, and even the waters. (Crop Circles have been found in ice) From the Purifier will issue forth a great Red Light. All things will change in their manner of being. Every living thing will be offered the opportunity to change from the largest to the smallest thing.

Those who return to the ways given to us in the original teachings, and live a natural way of life will not be touched by the coming of the Purifier. They will survive and build the new world. Only in the ancient teachings will the ability to understand the messages be found.

It is important to understand that these messages will be found upon every living thing, even within our bodies, even within a drop of our blood. All life forms will receive the messages from the twins… those that fly, the plants, even the rabbit. The appearance of the twins begins a period of seven years will be our final opportunity to change our ways. Everything we experience is all a mater of choice.

Many will appear to have lost their souls in these final days. So intense will the nature of the changes be that those who are weak in spiritual awareness will go insane, for we are nothing without spirit. They will disappear, for they are just hollow vessels for any thing to use. Life will be so bad in the cities that many will choose to leave this plane. Some in whole groups.

Only those who return to the values of the old ways will be able to find peace of mind. For in the Earth we shall find relief from the madness that will be all around us.It will be a very hard time for women with children for they will be shunned, and many of the children in these times will be unnatural. Some being from the Stars some from past worlds, some will even be created by man in an unnatural manner and will be souless. Many of people in this time will be empty in Spirit they will have Sampacu. No life force in their eyes.

As we get close to the time of arrival the Purifier there will be those who walk as ghosts through the cities, through canyons they will have constructed in their man made mountains. Those that walk through these places will be very heavy in their walk, it will appear almost painful as they take each step for they will be disconnected from their spirit and the Earth.

After the arrival of the twins, they will begin to vanish before your eyes like so much smoke. Others will have great deformities, both in the mind and upon their bodies. There will be those who would walk in the body that are not from this reality, for many of the gateways that once protected us will be opened, there will be much confusion. Confusion between sexes, and children and their elders.

Life will get very perverted, and there will be little social order, in these times many will ask for the mountains themselves to fall upon them just to end their misery. Still others will appear as if untouched by what is occurring. The ones who remember the original teachings and have reconnected their hearts and spirit. Those who remember who their mother and father is. The Pahana who have left to live in the Mountains and forest.

When the Purifier comes we will see him first as a small Red Star which will come very close and sit in our heavens watching us. Watching us to see how well we have remembered the sacred teachings.

This Purifier will show us many miraculous signs in our heavens. In this way we will know Creator is not a dream. Even those who do not feel their connection to spirit will see the face of creator across the sky. Things unseen will be felt very strongly.

Many things will begin to occur that will not make sense, for reality will be shifting back in and out of the dream state. There will be many doorways to the lower world that will open at this time. Things long forgotten will come back to remind us of our past creations. All living things will want to be present for this day when time ends, and we enter the forever cycle of the Fifth World.

We will receive many warnings allowing us to change our ways from below the Earth as well as above. Then one morning in a moment. We will awaken to the Red Dawn. The sky will be the color of blood, many things will then begin to happen that right now we are nor sure of their exact nature. For much of reality will not be as it is now.

There will be many strange beasts upon the Earth in those days, some from the past and some that we have never seen. The nature of mankind will appear strange in these times we walk between worlds and we will house many spirits even within our bodies After a time we will again walk with our brothers from the Stars, and rebuild this Earth. But not until the Purifier has left his mark upon the universe.

No thing living will go untouched, here or in the heavens. The way through this time it is said is to be found in our hearts, and reuniting with our spiritual self. Getting simple and returning to living with and upon the Earth and in harmony with her creatures. Remembering that we are the caretakers, the fire keepers of the Spirit. Our relatives from the Stars are coming home to see how well we have faired in our journey.

Reality is a metaphor in which we quest to find answers to the greater truth of who we are and why we are here. Something in our souls tells us that change is happening on a global consciousness level. The blue frequency is part of that.

Sirius is Isis – Rebirth of Consciousness. Blue links to higher/future frequencies of consciousness as we spiral up through the patterns of Sacred Geometry.

Ancient beyond imagination, Egyptian kings and their families took the path after death to higher realms of consciousness. They believed that within them was a potential “that from it would spring the glorious envelope in which the Spirit-Soul (Ka) would take it’s abode”. This would allow the Ka, or Spirit-Soul to form an “immortal body of light”.

The Egyptians believed this power was brought forth from the womb of the Divine Mother Isis, and emanated from her star, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.

 

 

 

Earth’s link to Sirius is an important puzzle. Sirius takes us back to creation. It links with Sumer-Mesopotamia, Cradle of Civilisation, Ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramid, the Hopi, and linked to humanity’s gradual awakening. We exist based on electromagnetic energies which in turn create polarity – duality – opposites – conflict and emotions. This all gives us the illusion of reality moving in cycles of time.

Our reality used these patterns and thoughts to create clues that link our past, present and future. These clues help us ‘awaken’ and understand who we are and what is happening. Sometimes we need a tragic event to help us awaken. Destruction seems necessary before we move on in our three dimensional programmed reality.

 

 

The end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come when a “Kachina” removes his mask during a dance in the plaza before uninitiated children the general public. For a while there will be no more ceremonies, no more faith. Then Oraibi will be rejuvenated with its faith and ceremonies, marking the start of a new cycle of Hopi life.

World War III will be started by those peoples who first revealed the light (the divine wisdom or intelligence) in the other old countries (India, China, Islamic Nations, Africa.)

The United States will be destroyed, land and people, by atomic bombs and radioactivity. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved as an oasis to which refugees will flee. Bomb shelters are a fallacy. “It is only materialistic people who seek to make shelters. Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the great shelter of life. There is no shelter for evil. Those who take no part in the making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life in another world, be they Black, White, Red, or Yellow race. They are all one, brothers.”

The war will be “a spiritual conflict with material matters. Material matters will be destroyed by spiritual beings who will remain to create one world and one nation under one power, that of the Creator.”

That time is not far off. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask. He represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible, which will make its appearance soon. The time is foretold by a song sung during the Wuwuchim ceremony. It was sung in 1914 just before World War I, and again in 1940 before World War II, describing the disunity, corruption, and hatred contaminating Hopi rituals, which were followed by the same evils spreading over the world. This same song was sung in 1961 during the Wuwuchim ceremony.

The Emergence to the future Fifth World has begun. It is being made by the humble people of little nations, tribes, and racial minorities. “You can read this in the earth itself. Plant forms from previous worlds are beginning to spring up as seeds as described in SW-II, Effects and Coming Events # 1. This could start a new study of botany if people were wise enough to read them. The same kinds of seeds are being planted in the sky as stars. The same kinds of seeds are being planted in our hearts. All these are the same, depending how you look at them. That is what makes the Emergence to the next, Fifth World.

“These comprise the nine most important prophecies of the Hopis, connected with the creation of the nine worlds: the three previous worlds on which we lived, the present Fourth World, the three future worlds we have yet to experience, and the world of Taiowa, the Creator, and his nephew, Sotuknang.”

The Hopi and others who were saved from the Great Flood made a sacred covenant with the Great Spirit never to turn away from him. He made a set of sacred stone tablets, called Tiponi, into which he breathed his teachings, prophecies, and warnings. Before the Great Spirit hid himself again, he placed before the leaders of the four different racial groups four different colors and sizes of corn; each was to choose which would be their food in this world. The Hopi waited until last and picked the smallest ear of corn. At this, the Great Spirit said:

“It is well done. You have obtained the real corn, for all the others are imitations in which are hidden seeds of different plants. You have shown me your intelligence; for this reason I will place in your hands these sacred stone tablets, Tiponi, symbol of power and authority over all land and life to guard, protect, and hold in trust for me until I shall return to you in a later day, for I am the First and I am the Last.”

The Great Chieftain of the Bow Clan led the faithful ones to this new land, but he fell into evil ways. His two sons scolded him for his mistake, and after he died they assumed the responsibilities of leadership. Each brother was given a set of Tiponi, and both were instructed to carry them to a place to which the Great Spirit directed them.

The elder brother of the shining light was told to go immediately to the east, toward the rising sun, and upon reaching his destination to start back immediately to look for his younger brother, who remained on Turtle Island [the Continental United States of America].

His mission was to help his younger brother to bring about the Purification Day, at which time all evildoers would be punished or destroyed, after which real peace, brotherhood, and everlasting life would be established. The elder brother would restore all land to his younger brother, from whom the Evil one among the white men had taken it. The elder brother of the shining light also would come to look for the Tiponi tablets and fulfill the mission given him by the Great Spirit.

The younger brother was instructed to travel throughout the land and mark his footsteps as he went about. Both brothers were told that a great white star would appear in the sky; when that happened, all people would know that the elder brother had reached his destination. Thereupon all people were to settle wherever they happened to be at that time, there to remain until the elder brother returned.

The Hopi settled in the area now known as Four Corners, where the state lines of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. They lived in humble simplicity and the land produced abundant crops. This area is the “heart” of Turtle Island [the U.S.] and of Mother Earth, and it is the microcosmic image of the macrocosm of the entire planet. Each Hopi clan perpetuates a unique ceremony, and the ceremonies together maintain the balance of natural forces of sunlight, rain and winds, and reaffirm the Hopi respect for all life and trust in the Great Spirit.

The Hopi were told that after a time White Men would come and take their land and try to lead the Hopi into evil ways. But in spite of all the pressures against them, the Hopi were told they must hold to their ancient religion and their land, though always without violence. If they succeeded, they were promised that their people and their land would be a center from which the True Spirit would be reawakened.

It is said that after many years the elder brother might change the color of his skin, but his hair will remain black. He will have the ability to write, and he will be the only person able to read the Tiponi. When he returns to find his younger brother, the Tiponi will be placed side by side to show all the world that they are true brothers. Then great judgment will take place, for the elder will help the younger brother to obtain real justice for all Indian brothers who have been cruelly mistreated by the white man since he came to Turtle Island.

The transformed elder brother, the True White Brother, will wear a red cloak or a red cap, similar to the pattern on the back of a horned toad. He will bring no religion but his own, and will bring with him the Tiponi tablets. He will be all-powerful; none will be able to stand against him. He will come swiftly, and in one day gain control of this entire continent. It is said, “If he comes from the East, the destruction will not be so bad. But if he comes from the West, do not get up on your housetops to see because he will have no mercy.”

The True White Brother will bring with him two great, intelligent and powerful helpers, one of whom will have a sign of a swastika (a masculine symbol of purity), and the sign of the sun. The second great helper will have the sign of a celtic cross with red lines (representing female life blood) between the arms of the cross.

When the Great Purification is near, these helpers will shake the earth first for a short time in preparation. After they shake the earth two times more, they will be joined by the True White Brother, who will become one with them and bring the Purification Day to the world. All three will help the “younger brother” (the Hopi and other pure-hearted people) to make a better world. In the prophecies, the two helpers are designated by the Hopi word for “population,” as if they were large groups of people.

The Hopi were warned that if these three great beings failed, terrible evil would befall the world and great numbers of people would be killed. However, it was said that they would succeed if enough Hopi remained true to the ancient spirit of their people. The True White Brother and his helpers will show the people of earth a great new life plan that will lead to everlasting life. The earth will become new and beautiful again, with an abundance of life and food. Those who are saved will share everything equally. All races will intermarry and speak one tongue and be a family.

Hopi prophecy states that World War III will be started by the people who first received the Light, China, Palestine, India and Africa. When the war comes, the United States will be destroyed by “gourds of ashes” which will fall to the ground, boiling the rivers and burning the earth, where no grass will grow for many years, and causing a disease that no medicine can cure. This can only mean nuclear or atomic bombs; no other weapon causes such effects. Bomb shelters will be useless, for “Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the Great Shelter of Life. There is no shelter for evil. When the Saquahuh (blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask, the time of the great trial will be here.” The Hopi believe that only they will be saved.

The Hopi also have prophesied that “Turtle Island could turn over two or three times and the oceans could join hands and meet the sky.” This seems to be a prophecy of a “pole shift” -a flipping of the planet on its axis. The Hopi call this imminent condition, and that of society today, “Koyaanisqatsi”, which means “world out of balance… a state of life that calls for another way. ”

The account begins by describing how, while driving along a desert highway one hot day in the summer of 1958, a minister named David Young stopped to offer a ride to an Indian elder, who accepted with a nod. After riding in silence for several minutes, the Indian said:

I am White Feather, a Hopi of the ancient Bear Clan. In my long life I have traveled through this land, seeking out my brothers, and learning from them many things full of wisdom. I have followed the sacred paths of my people, who inhabit the forests and many lakes in the east, the land of ice and long nights in the north, and the places of holy altars of stone built many years ago by my brothers’ fathers in the south. From all these I have heard the stories of the past, and the prophecies of the future. Today, many of the prophecies have turned to stories, and few are left, the past grows longer, and the future grows shorter.

And now White Feather is dying. His sons have all joined his ancestors, and soon he too shall be with them. But there is no one left, no one to recite and pass on the ancient wisdom. My people have tired of the old ways, the great ceremonies that tell of our origins, of our emergence into the Fourth World, are almost all abandoned, forgotten, yet even this has been foretold. The time grows short.

My people await Pahana, the lost White Brother, [from the stars] as do all our brothers in the land. He will not be like the white men we know now, who are cruel and greedy. we were told of their coming long ago. But still we await Pahana.

He will bring with him the symbols, and the missing piece of that sacred tablet now kept by the elders, given to him when he left, that shall identify him as our True White Brother.

The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.

“This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.”

“This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes, the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.”

“This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes, the coming of the white men’s cattle.”

“This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.”

“This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web.”

“This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.”

“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.”

“This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.”

“And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.”

These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying.

Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon, very soon afterward, Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.

 

 

“But White Feather shall not see it. I am old and dying. You perhaps will see it. In time, in time…”

The old Indian fell silent. They had arrived at his destination, and Reverend David Young stopped to let him out of the car. They never met again. Reverend Young died in 1976, so he did not live to see the further fulfillment of this remarkable prophecy.

The signs are interpreted as follows: The First Sign is of guns. The Second Sign is of the pioneers’ covered wagons. The Third Sign is of longhorn cattle. The Fourth Sign describes the railroad tracks. The Fifth Sign is a clear image of our electric power and telephone lines. The Sixth Sign describes concrete highways and their mirage-producing effects. The Seventh Sign foretells of oil spills in the ocean. The Eighth Sign clearly indicates the “Hippy Movement” of the 1960s. The Ninth Sign was the U.S. Space Station Skylab, which fell to Earth in 1979. According to Australian eye-witnesses, it appeared to be burning blue.

Another Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from the Moon, obviously anticipating the Apollo 11 mission that returned with samples of lunar basalt. If this was done, the Hopi warned, the balance of natural and universal laws and forces would be disturbed, resulting in earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns, and social unrest. All these things are happening today, though of course not necessarily because of Moon rocks.

The Hopi also predicted that when the “heart” of the Hopi land trust is dug up, great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature, for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire planet; any violations of nature in the Four Corners region will be reflected and amplified all over the Earth.

In 1959, a six-man delegation of traditional Hopi leaders led by the late spiritual leader, Dan Katchongva, traveled to the United Nations Building in New York to fulfill a sacred mission in accordance with ancient Hopi instructions. Because of their prophetic knowledge, the Hopi leaders felt it was time to go east to the edge of their motherland, where “a house of mica” [The United Nations building] would stand at this time, where Great Leaders from many lands would be gathered to help any people who are in trouble.”

They were to go when the motherland of the Hopi and other Indian brothers were about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being completely destroyed by evil ones among the White Men and by some other Indian brothers who were influenced by the White Race. This is a clear and present danger: the betrayal of Indian-U.S.A. treaties, land sales, and coal and uranium mining are destroying the Hopi land and its people, and all other peoples and lands, in eventual effect…

According to prophecy, at least one, two or three leaders or nations would hear and understand the Hopi warnings, as “It is told that they too should know these ancient instructions”. Upon hearing the message of the Hopi, they would act immediately to correct many wrongs being done to the chosen race, the Red Man who was granted permission to hold in trust all land and life for the Great Spirit. This prophecy would seem to have failed. Hopi prophecy also declares that the doors of the “Glass House” would be closed to them. This was the case at first, though they have delivered their message to the United Nations Assembly since then:

“When the Great Leaders in the Glass House refuse to open the door to you when you stand before it that day, [Repeated, again in 1993] do not be discouraged or turn about on the path you walk, but take courage, determination, and be of great rejoicing in your hearts, for on that day the White Race who are on your land with you have cut themselves from you and thereon lead themselves to the Greatest Punishment at the Day of Purification. Many shall be destroyed for their sins and evil ways. The Great Spirit has decreed it and no one can stop it, change it, or add anything to it. It shall be fulfilled!”

On August 7, 1970, a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by dozens of people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott (Arizona)”Courier”. This sighting occurred after a “UFO calling” by Paul Solem and several Hopi Indians. This sighting was interpreted by some Hopis as being a partial fulfillment of a certain Hopi prophecy given by the Great Spirit Maasau and inscribed on Second Mesa, warning of the coming of Purification Day, when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets in “ships without wings.”

Hopi prophecy also tells us that there will be a mass migration of Indians northward from Mexico and Central and South America. The migration will be led by a 130-year old Indian named Etchata Etchana. The movement will come after the huge fire and explosion that will herald the advent of the True White Brother.

According to Hopi belief, the survivors of the Great Deluge thousands of years ago split up into four groups that moved north, south, east and west. Only one group completed their journey to the North Pole and back, under the guidance of a brilliant “star” in which the Great Spirit Maasau traveled. When he landed, he drew a petroglyph on Second Mesa, showing a maiden (with the traditional “butterfly” hair arrangement) riding in a wingless, dome-shaped craft. The petroglyph signified the coming Day of Purification when the true Hopi will fly to other planets in “ships without wings.”

“The return of the Blue Star Katchina who is also known as Nan ga sohu  will be the alarm clock that tells us of the new day and new way of life, and a new world that is coming.  This is where the changes will begin.  They will start as fires that burn within us, and we will burn up with desires and conflict if we do not remember the original teachings, and return to the peaceful way of life.”

 

 

From Carl Sagan (Comet-1985)

“…Consider [this]: The Sun has a DARK SISTER. Long ago, before even great grandmother’s time, the two suns danced together in the sky. But the DARK ONE was jealous that her sister was so much brighter, and in her rage she cursed us for not loving her, and loosed comets upon the world. A terrible winter came, and darkness fell and bitter cold, and almost every living thing perished. After many seasons, the Bright Sister returned to her children, and it was warm and light once more, and life was renewed. But the DARK SISTER IS NOT DEAD. She is only in hiding. ONE DAY SHE WILL RETURN [and the Demon Sun’s entourage will attack again—GJ]…”

Page 304.

A remarkable passage from Sagan. Sagan was giving us a hint as to what he might have known from other, more obscure esoteric sources. One such source is the Kolbrin bible.

From Marshall Masters (The Kolbrin)

CRT:4:5 “Then came the day when all things became still and apprehensive, for God caused a sign to appear in the Heavens, so that men should know the Earth would be afflicted, and the SIGN WAS A STRANGE STAR”.

CRT:4:6 “THE STAR GREW and waxed to a great brightness and was awesome to behold. IT PUT FORTH HORNS AND SANG, BEING UNLIKE ANY OTHER EVER SEEN. So men, seeing it, said among themselves, ‘Surely, this is God appearing in the Heavens above us’. THE STAR WAS NOT GOD, THOUGH IT WAS DIRECTED BY HIS DESIGN, but the people had not the wisdom to understand’.

CRT:4:7 “Then God manifested Himself in the Heavens, His voice was as the roll of thunders and HE WAS CLOTHED WITH SMOKE AND FIRE. He carried lightnings in His hand and His breath, falling upon the Earth, brought forth brimstone and embers.

CRT:4:8 “Such was the likeness and manifestation of God in those days. Awesome was His countenance, terrible His voice of wrath, the sun and moon hid themselves in fear and there was a heavy darkness over the face of the Earth”.

CRT:4:9 “God passed through the spaces of the Heavens above with a mighty roar and a loud trumpeting. Then came the grim dead silence and BLACK RED LIT TWILIGHT of doom. Great fires and smoke rose up from the ground and men gasped for air. The land was rent asunder and swept clean by a mighty deluge of waters. A hole opened up in the middle of the land, the waters entered and it sank beneath the seas”.

CRT:4:10 “The mountains of the East and West were split apart and stood up in the midst of the waters which raged about. THE NORTHLAND TILTED AND TURNED OVER ON ITS SIDE”.

[This passage describes “rapid mountain building.” —GJ]

CRT:4:11 “Then again the tumult and clamour ceased and all was silent. In the quiet stillness madness broke out among men, frenzy and shouting filled the air. They fell upon one another in senseless wanton bloodshed; neither did they spare woman or child, for they knew not what they did. They ran unseeing, dashing themselves to destruction. They fled to caves and were buried and, taking refuge in trees, they were hung. There was rape, murder and violence of every kind”.

CRT:4:12 “The deluge of waters swept back and the land was purged clean. Rain beat down unceasingly and there were great winds. The surging waters overwhelmed the land and man, his flocks and his gardens and all his works ceased to exist.

CRT:4:13 “Some of the people were saved upon the mountainsides and upon the flotsam, but they were scattered far apart over the face of the Earth. They fought for survival in the lands of uncouth people. Amid coldness they survived in caves and sheltered places.”

CRT:4:14 “The Land of the LITTLE PEOPLE and the Land of GIANTS… the Lands of the East and West were all inundated. The Mountain Land and the Lands of the South, where there is gold and great beasts, were not covered by the waters”.

[South America—GJ]

CRT:4:15 “Men were distracted and in despair. They rejected the Unseen God behind all things for something which they had seen and known by its manifestation. They were less than children in those days and could not know that God had afflicted the Earth in understanding and not wilfully, for the sake of man and the correction of his ways.”

“His eye was a black void and His mouth an abyss containing the winds of Destruction. He encircled the whole of the Heavens, BEARING UPON HIS BACK A BLACK ROBE adorned with stars”.

Another example of our Sun’s Dark Sister comes from this 1608 European Woodcut (shown tbelow). Notice the Sun’s Dark Sister. This amazing rendering from Vincenzo Cartari Le imagini de gli dei Padua portrays two suns! Sagan no doubt also knew that the word ‘disaster ’ is derived from the Latin ‘dis’ and ‘astrum’ which means ‘EVIL STAR.’

 

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“The energies coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom aspect or to the attractive power of the solar Logos, to the soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.” [EA.416]

This great Sun (Sirius) which is to our solar Logos what the Monad is to the spiritual man, has actually a peculiar part to play where our Earth is concerned.” (R&I 414)

The Tibetan master Djwhal Khul, author of the Alice Bailey books, taught in the early 20th century about the effects of the Sirian system on our world. When asked what forces were responsible for the world crisis during World War II, he listed as the number one cause “a welling up of magnetic force on Sirius, which produces effects upon our solar system and particularly upon our Earth.” He proclaimed the Sirian energies stimulated both the best and the worst in humanity, as depicted in the global conflict. Does this man share the same insights as the ancient priests of Egypt and Sumeria?

Each year, the three major Spiritual Festivals celebrated in the spring align humanity with the three major divine aspects of Love, Will and Intelligence. These Spring Festivals prepare our vehicles to cooperate with our Planetary Logos, Sanat Kumara, and assist humanity as a united group in becoming aware of extra-planetary energies. The Spring Festivals are preparatory for the Sirius / Leo Festival, which aligns the soul-infused, focused humanity with the cosmic energies of the Sirian Hierarchy.

Then every year, towards the end of the sign Leo, our brightest star Sirius reveals itself anew as it rises in the east, ushering in a brand brand-new day. The influences of Sirius are focused through Regulus, the heart of the Lion, found in Leo. Regulus, also known as the Lawgiver, concentrates the energy of Sirius toward the earth and acts as a regulator for these evolutionary energies.

Leo stands in a unique relationship to the sun at the heart of our solar system. The planetary and systemic alignment established at this Festival is a heart / soul alignment. The heart of humanity, the heart of the planet ~ the spiritual Hierarchy ~ and the heart of the sun create the channel which extends to Sirius, that great “star of initiation” within the universe. Sirius has actually a unique relationship with our planet Earth and through Sirius the pure energy of love flows through the solar centre and into the planetary heart.

This alignment is evocative of the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom, both of which flow through Sirius and Leo into our range of awareness. These two principles are making an increasing impact on human consciousness, affecting all areas of life. As we seek to work with these energies and to cooperate with the spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the result should be the increasing manifestation in humanity of the principle of Love and the freeing of human life from the bondage of materialism and all that tends to imprison the human spirit.

Two major streams of energy enter our planetary life:

a. The stream of energy coming from the soul of Sanat Kumara and carrying the life principle of our planet, centered in Shamballa.

b. The stream of energy coming from Sirius, that enters directly into the Hierarchy and carries with it the principle of buddhi, of cosmic love. This, in a mysterious way, is the principle found at the heart of every atom.

The considerable connection between our relatively unimportant little planet and that vast expression of divinity ~ the Life manifesting through Sirius ~ is an organized and vital expression, beyond anything humanity can vision, and is free to a completely unlimited extent, again beyond any power we can comprehend. The Principle of Freedom can permeate substance in a unique manner; this divine principle represents an aspect of the influence Sirius exerts on our solar system and particularly on our planet, Earth.

The influence of Sirius is not consciously felt until after the third initiation, Transfiguration. Under the influence of Sirius, and with effort by the individual, the true nature of spirit begins to dawn upon us, liberating us from duality and awakening our intuitive perceptions of higher mind. This awakening comes via the Hierarchy and illumines the Path to Sirius. Sirius is our home, our spiritual source.

Awareness of the Leo-Sirius connection builds a brand-new world religion. This is a great and unique opportunity, to be aware of these cosmic energies and of the possibilities they offer humanity for spiritual evolution.

The Spirit of Masonry

“Each star in the heavens is a solar system with a light-producing sun and revolving planets. Our solar system in which our Earth exists is one of them. There are millions of stars but, among them all, only the star Sirius has actually a direct link with the Earth and with humanity. Much was known to the Ancients about Sirius, now largely lost but recoverable… Masonic tradition has actually it that the first three degrees of our Blue lodge are equivalent to the first degree of Freemasonry on the star Sirius. Pondering upon the implications of this statement is fascinating because it lifts the whole concept of Masonry as a spiritual quest on to a higher plane than ever known before. It gives meaning and depth to the question: Why Masonry? It will be no detriment to Masonry if we use the “as if” technique of philosophy which does not hesitate to deal with that which is yet unproven. More Masons are asking more fundamental questions about Masonry these days… Among such questions is: Where did Masonry originate? Because the star Sirius is older than the Earth Masonry could have existed there long before our Earth Masonry began. By implication there is human life on Sirius… Our solar system receives energy from three main sources. There are three great waves of energy which sweep cyclically through our solar system, on of which comes from Sirius.

There are seven paths of progress open to man when he has actually learned all that human evolution on Earth can teach him. One is the path to Sirius. He arrives there in consciousness as a perfected human being. It follows that there is therefore a type of life on Sirius which includes the essential of human life on Earth. This includes Masonry and he finds that great spiritual fraternity already there. Life on Sirius is therefore the destiny of the majority of humanity who then, if they are Masons, continue as Masons… Great as Masonry has actually been in the past, it has actually before it still more glorious and useful future as it moves from Speculative to Spiritual Masonry. That inevitable change is already dimly seen. It will be more important than the change from Operative to Speculative Masonry. It is towards this end that Masonic Research should direct its efforts.”

Initiation, Human and Solar: Chapter II. Initiation Defined

“One great fact to be borne in mind is that the initiations of the planet or of the solar system are but the preparatory initiations of admission into the greater Lodge on Sirius. …The first four initiations of the solar system prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation. that of “entered apprentice” of the Lodge Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood of Sirius. A Master, therefore, is one who had taken the seventh planetary initiation, the fifth solar initiation, and the first Sirian or cosmic initiation.”

…the great White Lodge on Sirius is the spiritual prototype of the great White Lodge on Earth, of which modern Masonry is the distorted reflection, just as the personality is a distorted reflection of the soul. TSR-III 349-50

Church members and members of the Masonic Fraternities must familiarise themselves with the inner significance of the various rites, ceremonies, colours and rituals, and with the work performed upon the floor of the temple. They must know why such and such things are done in due order and the reason for the various precedence’s, the words, gestures and acts. EH 517

The first four initiations of the solar system correspond to the four “initiations of the Threshold,” prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation, that of “entered apprentice” in Masonry; and makes a Master an “entered apprentice” of the Lodge on Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood on Sirius.[IHS.18]

“These ancient Mysteries were originally given to humanity by the Hierarchy, and were – in their turn – received by the Hierarchy from the Great White Lodge on Sirius. They contain the clue to the evolutionary process, hidden in numbers and in words; they veil the secret of man’s origin and destiny, picturing for him in rite and ritual the long, long path which he must tread.” [EA.331]

“The influences of Sirius, three in number, are focused in Regulus, which is, as you know, a star of the first magnitude and which is frequently called “the heart of the Lion.” There is more real occultism hidden in the names given to the various stars by astronomers down the ages than has actually yet been realised, and here you have a case in point.” [EA.300]

“A Master, therefore, is one who has actually taken the seventh planetary initiation, the fifth solar initiation, and the first Sirian or cosmic initiation.” [IHS.18]

“The energies coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom aspect or to the attractive power of the solar Logos, to the soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.” [EA.416]

Sirius. “This is the great star of initiation because our Hierarchy (an expression of the second aspect of divinity) is under the supervision or spiritual magnetic control of the Hierarchy of Sirius. These are the major controlling influences whereby the cosmic Christ works upon the Christ principle in the solar system, in the planet, in man and in the lower forms of life expression. It is esoterically called the “brilliant star of sensitivity.” [EA198]

Sirius – The Star of Sensitivity – governing the Hierarchy. [198]”Sirius – working in a sevenfold manner through the seven rays and their seven groups as these constitute the active Hierarchy”. [EA.200]

  • [AN] value of Sirius = [95] . Number of stars in Leo according to AAB. is 95. [Labour of Hercules. Labour V.]

  • [RAN] value of Sirius = [5]

“First and foremost is the energy or force emanating from the sun Sirius. If it might be so expressed, the energy of thought, or mind force, in its totality, reaches the solar system from a distant cosmic center via Sirius. Sirius acts as the transmitter, or the focalizing center, whence emanate those influences which produce self-consciousness in man. During initiation, by means of the Rod of Initiation (acting as a subsidiary transmitter and as a powerful magnet) this energy is momentarily intensified, and applied to the centers of the initiate with terrific force; were it not that the Hierophant and the two sponsors of the initiate pass it primarily through their bodies, it would be more than he could stand. This increase of mind energy results in an expansion and an apprehension of the truth as it is, and is lasting in its effects. It is felt primarily in the throat center, the great organ of creation through sound.” [IHS.99]

“Each one of us, in due process of evolution, forms part of one of the Heavenly Men, Who Themselves form the seven centers in that greater Heavenly Man, the Logos. Yet, though we are merged with the whole, we do not lose our identity, but forever remain separated units of consciousness, though one with all that lives or is. In like manner our Logos loses not His identity, although He forms part of the Consciousness of the Logos of Sirius. In His turn, the Sirian Logos forms one of the seven Grand Heavenly Men, who are the centers in the body of ONE OF WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID.” [TCF.572]

The Intermediate Law of Karma. – There is also an intermediate law, which is the synthetic law of the system of Sirius. This law is called by the generic term, the Law of Karma, and really predi­cates the effect the Sirian system has actually on our solar system. Each of the two systems, as regards its internal economy, is independent in time and space, or (in other words), in manifesta­tion. We have practically no effect on our parent system, the reflex action is so slight as to be negligible, but very definite effects are felt in our system through causes arising in Sirius. [TCF.570]

The system of the Sirian Logos is on the cosmic mental plane, and in a subtle way, incom­pre­hensible to us, our Logos, with His system, forms a part of a still greater Logos. This does not involve loss of identity, though the matter is too abstruse to express more adequately. It is in this analogy that the basic idea can be found of all teaching given out about the Grand Heavenly Man. The whole conception of these laws is bound up in this idea. We have the three laws of the cosmic higher planes, holding in a synthesis of beauty the greater and the lesser system. Next we have the great law of Sirius, the Law of Karma, on the third subplane of the cosmic mental plane, which law really controls our Logos, and His actions, in the same way as the ego – in due course of evolution – controls the human personality.[TCF.572]

“We need to remember that, under the Law of Correspondences, we shall have a relationship in the Cosmos, similar to that existing in the microcosm between the ego and the personality. The suggestion holds much that we might consider with benefit. We must not, however, carry the analogy too far; as we have not yet evolved to where we have planetary consciousness, still less systemic, how can we really expect even to conceive of the A B C of cosmic truth? Just broad hints, wide conceptions, and generalities, are as yet possible. Of one thing we can be sure, and that is that identity ever remains.” [TCF.572]

“Gradually, by dint of hard effort, certain Masters have qualified themselves, or are qualifying themselves, to take the place of the original members of the group, permitting of their return to a cosmic center around which our system, and the greater system of Sirius revolve.” [IHS.190]

“This particular group of devas emanate from a great force center which we generalize by calling it by the name of the sun Sirius.”

Reference to Sirius as a constellation:

The cosmic mental plane, and therefore with the constellation Sirius. [TCF904]

This great Sun (Sirius) which is to our solar Logos what the Monad is to the spiritual man, has actually a peculiar part to play where our Earth is concerned.” (R&I 414)

“The consciousness of the cosmic mental plane is the goal of attainment for our solar Logos and the Sirian Logos is to our solar Logos what the human Ego (or soul) is to the human personality.” (C.F. 592)

(LOM) Letter I: alignment of Ego with the personality personality: Further still the alignment may be progressed: – in the alignment of our entire solar system with the system of Sirius lies a still more remote goal. It is a point far ahead in time, but holds hid the secret of the greater cycle.

and from the same letter:
This morning, I would touch on the matter of egoic alignment again, showing you, under the Law of Correspondences, the universal application. It lies based in geometry, or in figures and numbers.

From AAB in “The Labours of Hercules”:
“In Canis Major we find Sirius, the Dog Star, called in numerous old books “the leader of the entire heavenly host”, for it is ten or twelve times brighter than any other star of the first magnitude. Sirius has actually always been associated with great heat, hence we have the phrase of “the dog days” in the middle of the summer, when the heat is supposed to be greatest. From the standpoint of the occultist, Sirius is of profound significance. “Our God is a consuming fire”, and Sirius is the symbol of the universal soul as well as of the individual soul. It is therefore, esoterically considered, the star of initiation. In the language of symbology we are told, there comes a moment when a star blazes forth before the initiate, signifying his realization of his identity with the universal soul, and this he suddenly glimpses through the medium of his own soul, his own star.”

In the zodiac of Denderah, this star is called Apes, the head. We are told (in the appendix, p. 1518, of the Companion Bible) that the brightest star in Canis Major is Sirius, the Prince, called in Persian, the Chieftain. There are three other stars in the same constellation: one is called “the announcer”, another the “shining one,” and the third, “the glorious”, all of them phrases emphasizing the magnificence of Canis Major and, esoterically, the wonder and the glory of the higher self.

In Canis Minor, the “underdog”, the same writing tells us that the name of the brightest star signifies, “redeemer”, that the next brightest is “the burden bearer” or “the one who bears for others”. We have, therefore, in the significance of these two names, a portrayal of Hercules, as he works out his own salvation and as he bears the great burden of Atlas and learns the meaning of service.

The first of the cosmic laws is the Law of Synthesis. It is almost impossible for those of us who have not the buddhic faculty in any way developed, to comprehend the scope of this law. It is the law that demonstrates the fact that all things – abstract and concrete – exist as one; it is the law governing the thought form of that One of the cosmic Logoi [568] in Whose consciousness both our system, and our greater center, have a part.

August, which is ruled by Leo, is the month of the Dog-star, or of Sirius, which thus brings Sirius into close relation to Leo. Leo, in the cosmic sense (and apart from our solar system altogether) is ruled by Sirius. Sirius is the home of that greater Lodge to which our fifth initiation admits a man and to which it brings him, as a humble disciple. Later, when the brand-new world religion is founded and is working, we shall find that the major, monthly festival in August, held at the time of the full moon, will be dedicated to the task of making contact, via the Hierarchy, with Sirian force. Each of the months of the year will later be dedicated (through accurate astrological and astronomical knowledge) to whichever constellation in the heavens governs a particular month, as Sirius governs Leo. This I shall later elaborate in the papers to be written anent the brand-new “Approaches” to spiritual reality.[EA.299]

“Those devas who are the sumtotal of the astral light. They are the agents of the karmic lords, who are in themselves deva entities of an inconceivably advanced evolution and who, in their own substance, Record. Produce effects from cause. Direct force.

This particular group of devas emanate from a great force center which we generalize by calling it by the name of the sun Sirius. Sirius-kama-manas – the cosmic astral plane and the systemic astral plane – make a close interlocking chain, and form the line of least resistance for a particular type of negative force to pour through.[TCF.624]

References from The Secret Doctrine and A Treatise on Cosmic Fire

“Sirius was called the ‘dog Star’. It was the star of Mercury, or Buddha, called the “Great Instructor of mankind.” (S.D. Vol. II, 391)

“The sun, Sirius, is the source of the Logoic mind (manas) in the same sense
as the Pleiades are connected with the evolution of mind in the Seven Heavenly Men and Venus is responsible for the coming in of mind in the Earth chain.”(C.F. 347)

“Sirius, the Pleiades and our Sun form a cosmic triangle.” (C.F. 375)

“Our solar system is negatively polarized as regards the sun Sirius, which influences our entire system psychically, via the three synthesizing schemes: Uranus, Neptune and Saturn.” (C.F. 378) [660]

“Vibrations reach us from Sirius, via the cosmic mental plane.” (C.F. 553)

“The Lords of Karma on our system are under the rule of a greater Lord of Karma on Sirius. We are governed by the Sirian Lord of Karma.” (C.F. 570)

“The consciousness of the cosmic mental plane is the goal of attainment for our solar Logos and the Sirian Logos is to our solar Logos what the human Ego (or soul) is to the human personality.” (C.F. 592)

“Three constellations are connected with the fifth logoic principle in its threefold manifestation: Sirius, two of the Pleiades and a small constellation whose name must be intuitively ascertained.” (C.F. 699)

Cosmic Avatars “…represent embodied forces from the following cosmic centers: Sirius, and that one of the seven stars of the Great Bear which is ensouled by the Prototype of the Lord of the third Ray, and our own cosmic center.” (C.F. 723)

Only one Being (from Sirius) has actually visited our system and that was at the time of individualization.

They only appear usually and normally at the initiation of a solar Logos. (C.F. 723)

“At the planetary initiation the Rod of Power, wielded by the solar Logos, is charged with pure electrical force from Sirius, and was received by our Logos during the secondary period of creation, from the hands of that great Entity who is the presiding Lord of the Lords of Karma. He is the repository of the law during manifestation, and he it is who is the representative in the solar system of that greater Brotherhood on Sirius whose Lodges are found functioning as the occult Hierarchies in the different planets.” [IHS.127]

The Rays and the Initiations – Part Two – Section One – The Aspirant and the Mysteries of Initiation:   Path IV

4.  The Path to Sirius

I have frequently hinted in my various books that the Sun, Sirius, is closely related to our planetary Life; much is known in the Hierarchy anent this connection, and the particular relationship of this fourth Path to humanity, the fourth kingdom in nature, but little can be communicated to the general public. I may, however, tell you certain things which may make your imaginative rangings (if I may use so strange a phrase) creatively profitable to you.

This great Sun which is to our solar Logos what the Monad is to the spiritual man, has actually a peculiar part to play where our Earth is concerned. It might be considered by those with a sound sense of occult proportion that our tiny planet with its planetary Logos (one of the “imperfect Gods” of The Secret Doctrine) would be too small to enter in the slightest way into the consciousness of that Supreme Illumined Entity Who is greater even than our Solar Logos. Such, however, is the case. There is a relationship of very ancient date between our Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara, and the Lord of Sirius, and this exists in spite of the fact that our planet is not a sacred planet. It might be added that our planet is, in the immediate cycle, owing to the factors I have lately considered with you, rapidly passing out of this category, and on the inner planes and subjectively considered is a sacred planet; the effects of this transition from non-sacred to sacred have not fully demonstrated themselves objectively. The mystery of this relationship is partially revealed at one of the higher initiations and it is then realized by the initiates that there is a good and adequate reason for the relation and that the following esoteric events, relations and happenings are simply consequences:

1.   The majority of liberated humanity, and therefore a large number of the initiates who have to make decision, choose this way to the cosmic center.

2.   The relationship as it expresses itself is between the Hierarchy and Sirius, and not between Shamballa and that stupendous Sun. The energy evoked in response to this relationship enters the Hierarchy via the Heart of the Sun, creating as a consequence a triangle of spiritual energy of enormous potency. You have, therefore:

Sirius
*
The Hierarchy *  * Heart of the Sun

3.  As progress is made in the course of taking the higher initiations, it becomes apparent to the initiate that two major streams of energy enter our planetary life:

  1. A stream of energy coming from the cosmic mental plane and from that focal point which is to Sanat Kumara what the egoic lotus, the soul, is to the spiritual man; it carries the life principle of our planet and centers itself in Shamballa. From there it is dispersed throughout all forms upon the planet and we call it Life. It must be remembered that this life principle embodies or is impregnated with the will and purpose of That which over-shadows Sanat Kumara as the soul over-shadows the personality.
  2. A stream of energy coming from the sun, Sirius; this enters directly into the Hierarchy and carries with it the principle of buddhi, of cosmic love. This, in a mysterious way, is the principle found at the heart of every atom.

The life principle follows the line of 1.3.5.7, whilst the buddhic flow follows the line of 2.4.6. Thus atma-buddhi becomes the blended reality which is brought to full unfoldment as evolution proceeds. The energy of Sirius by-passes (to use a modern word) Shamballa and is focused in the Hierarchy. Its effect is not felt until after the third initiation, though the Masters use this energy whilst training disciples for the second, the fourth and the sixth initiations.

4.   The entire work of the Great White Lodge is controlled from Sirius; the Ashrams are subjected to its cyclic inflow; the higher initiations are taken under its stimulation, for the principle of buddhi, of pure love (i.e., love-wisdom) must be active in the heart of every initiate prior to the initiation of the great decision; it is therefore only initiates of the fifth, sixth and higher initiations who can work consciously with the potent buddhic “livingness” which permeates all Ashrams, though unrecognized by the average disciple.

5.   This Sirian influence was not recognized, and little of it was definitely focused in the Hierarchy, until Christ came and revealed the love of God to humanity. He is the expression, par excellence, of a Sirian initiation, and it is to that high place He will eventually go – no matter what duties or hierarchical obligations may take Him elsewhere between that time and now. The Buddha was originally to have chosen the fourth Path but other plans confront Him now and will probably claim His choice.

6.   Sanat Kumara is not on the Sirian line but – to speak in symbols, not too deeply veiled – Lucifer, Son of the Morning, is closely related, and hence the large number of human beings who will become disciples in the Sirian Lodge. This is the true “Blue Lodge,” and to become a candidate in that Lodge, the initiate of the third degree has actually to become a lowly aspirant, with all the true and full initiations awaiting him “within the sunshine of the major Sun.”

7.   None of the above facts indicates divergence of view between Shamballa and the Hierarchy, nor do they signify cleavage or differing aims and goals. The whole subject is reflected in such minor relations on Earth as those between:

  • The Spiritual Triad and the Personality.
  • The mental unit and the manasic permanent atom.
  • Atma-Buddhi.
  • The Christ and the Buddha.

The above somewhat uncorrelated items of information will give you a general idea of the considerable connection between our unimportant little planet and that vast expression of divinity, the Life which is manifesting through Sirius; it is an expression which is organized and vital beyond anything man can vision and which is free to a completely unlimited extent, again beyond the power of man to comprehend. The principle of freedom is a leavening energy which can permeate substance in a unique manner; this divine principle represents an aspect of the influence which Sirius exerts on our solar system and particularly on our planet. This principle of freedom is one of the attributes of Deity (like will, love and mind) of which humanity knows as yet little. The freedom for which men fight is one of the lowest aspects of this cosmic freedom, which is related to certain great evolutionary developments that enable the life or spirit aspect to free itself from the impact, the contact and the influence of substance.

It is the principle of freedom which enables Sanat Kumara to dwell on the Earth and yet stand free from all contacts, except with Those Who have trodden the Path of Liberation and now stand free upon the cosmic physical plane; it is that which enables the initiate to achieve a state of “isolated unity”; it is that which lies behind the Spirit of Death and forms the motivating power of that great releasing Agency; it is that which provides a “pathway of power” between our Hierarchy and the distant sun, Sirius, and gives the incentive towards the “culture of freedom” or of liberation which motivates the work of the Masters of the Wisdom; it is that which produced the ferment and the vortex of conflict in far distant ages and which has actually been recognized in the present through the results of the Law of Evolution in every kingdom in nature; this is that which “substands” or lies under or behind all progress. This mysteriously “exerted influence,” this “pulling away” from form (as we might simply call it), emanates from Sirius and for it we have no name; it is the law of which the three cosmic laws – the Laws of Synthesis, of Attraction and of Economy – are only aspects. None of these three subsidiary laws imposes any rule or limitation upon the Lord of the World. The Law of Freedom, however, does impose certain restrictions, if one can use such a paradoxical phrase. It is responsible for His being known as the “Great Sacrifice,” for (under the control of this law) He created our planetary life and all that is within and upon it, in order to learn to wield this law with full understanding, in full consciousness, and yet at the same time to bring release to the myriad forms of His creation.

The Law of Economy affects humanity as a whole today throughout every phase of its life; the Law of Attraction is beginning to gain some control, particularly in the work which the Hierarchy undertakes to do; and numerous initiates and senior disciples are becoming aware of the significance of the Law of Synthesis and are reacting to its impact. Later on, when moving to one of the seven Paths, the Master will work with the Law of Freedom. This is not, as you may well surmise, its true name, for in the last analysis, freedom and liberation are effects of its activity. This unique and mysterious law governs the Life and the Lives upon Sirius, and it is to that unknown “sphere of functioning and intelligent activity” what the Law of Economy is to our planet – the lowest of the laws controlling existence in planetary form.

This Law of Economy includes, as you know from my earlier writings, numerous lesser or subsidiary laws; it might therefore be stated that this Law of Freedom also does the same. Until more divine attributes are realized as existing and recognized as aspects, it is not possible for the name of the law which embodies the Law of Freedom to be given, for there is no word in our language adequately available. The above information will, however, link Sirius and our little planet, the Earth, in your minds.

Masonry, as originally instituted far back in the very night of time and long antedating the Jewish dispensation, was organised under direct Sirian influence and modelled as far as possible on certain Sirian institutions and bearing a slight resemblance also to our hierarchical life – as seen in the light of the Eternal Now. Its “Blue Lodge” with its three degrees is related to the three major groups of Lives on Sirius, for there are there no kingdoms of nature, such as we possess; these groups receive all Those Who choose the fourth Path, and train Them in the mode of existence and the type of livingness which is found on Sirius. This will make it plain to you that the least developed of the Sirian Lives are – from our standpoint – all of Them initiates of very high degree. Masonry is, therefore, connected in a peculiar way with the fourth Path. Down the ages, the Masonic tradition has actually been preserved, changing its nomenclature from time to time, reinterpreting its Words of Power, and consequently getting further and further removed from its original beauty and intent.

The time has actually now come, under cyclic law and in preparation for the brand-new Age, for certain changes to be worked by Masons with spiritual understanding. Whatever form the brand-new nomenclature will take (and this change will inevitably come), that too will pass away after due service rendered. Thus the cyclic transformation will proceed until such time as the bulk of humanity, standing upon the fourth Path, will pass through the initiatory process on Sirius, of which our E.-. A.-. degree is a faint reflection.

Those who pass away from the earth after the fifth initiation, or those who do not become Masters in physical incarnation, take their subsequent initiations elsewhere in the system. All are in the Logoic Consciousness. One great fact to be borne in mind is, that the initiations of the planet or of the solar system are but the preparatory initiations of admission into the greater Lodge on Sirius. We have the symbolism held for us fairly well in Masonry, and in combining the Masonic method with what we are told of the steps on the Path of Holiness we get an approximate picture. Let us enlarge somewhat:–

The first four initiations of the solar system correspond to the four “initiations of the Threshold,” prior to the first cosmic initiation. The fifth initiation corresponds to the first cosmic initiation, that of “entered apprentice” in Masonry; and makes a Master an “entered apprentice” of the Lodge on Sirius. The sixth initiation is analogous to the second degree in Masonry, whilst the seventh initiation makes the Adept a Master Mason of the Brotherhood on Sirius. IHS 17-18

This subjective and objective system governs the manifestation of the soul on the physical plane. It indicates to those who can see in truth, the grasp or hold that the soul has actually upon its instrument; it can be seen whether that grasp is occasional and partial or whether it is entire and whole. This is most wonderfully indicated in a certain Masonic grip, which marks a climax in the experience of the candidate to the mysteries. TSR-II 65

…the experience of the three crosses has actually a Masonic significance and can be connected with the Blue Lodge:

1. The Common Cross . . . The E.A. Degree

2. The Fixed Cross . . . . . . The F.C. Degree

3. The Cardinal Cross . . . . The M.M. Degree

Much will come to light in Masonry when its astrological implications are studied and understood. TSR-III 104

 

Source: Alice Bailey, D.K., Lucis Trust

 

 

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