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The manuscript that appears to bear the sci-fi character’s image is also known as the ‘Decretals of Gregory IX with gloss of Bernard of Parma’ and was painstakingly written and illustrated in France between 1300 and 1340.

The biblical character, or ‘Yoda’ made his appearance in a collection of papal letters and church decrees in the precious volume, which can be viewed in its entirety online. See it here. It bears more than a little resemblance to Yoda from the Star Wars films, but is in fact a part of a strange representation of the Biblical story of Samson.
The name “Samson” is derived from the Hebrew word šemeš, which means “Sun”, so that Samson bore the name of God, who is called “a Sun and Shield” in Psalms 84:11

 

 

Samson (/ˈsæmsən/; שִׁמְשׁוֹן‬, Shimshon, “man of the sun”) was the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible (chapters 13 to 16) and one of the last of the leaders who “judged” Israel before the institution of the monarchy. He is sometimes considered to be an Israelite version of the popular Near Eastern folk hero also embodied by the Sumerian Enkidu and the Greek Heracles.

 

The biblical account states that Samson was a Nazirite, and that he was given immense strength to aid him against his enemies and allow him to perform superhuman feats, including slaying a lion with his bare hands and massacring an entire army of Philistines using only the jawbone of a donkey. However, if Samson’s long hair was cut, then his Nazirite vow would be violated and he would lose his strength.

 

Samson was betrayed by his lover Delilah, who ordered a servant to cut his hair while he was sleeping and turned him over to his Philistine enemies, who gouged out his eyes and forced him to grind grain in a mill at Gaza. When the Philistines took Samson into their temple of Dagon, Samson asked to rest against one of the support pillars; after being granted permission, he prayed to God and miraculously recovered his strength, allowing him to grasp hold of the columns and tear them down, killing himself and all the Philistines with him. In some Jewish traditions, Samson is believed to have been buried in Tel Tzora in Israel overlooking the Sorek valley.

 

Going back to the manuscript, it also includes an image of a rabbit shooting a leaping dog with a bow and arrow. Whats curious about this is it`s allegorical meaning, symbolism, and presence in mythology and astrology in relation to Orion and Sirius.

 

One of the more obscure constellations visible to Northern Hemisphere stargazers during winter months is known as Lepus, the hare. Look for this tiny star grouping just below brilliant Orion, the hunter, and just west of the sparkling “dog star” Sirius. Several cultures also associated the star with a bow and arrows. The ancient Chinese visualized a large bow and arrow across the southern sky, formed by the constellations of Puppis and Canis Major. In this, the arrow tip is pointed at the wolf Sirius. A similar association is depicted at the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, where the goddess Satet has drawn her arrow at Hathor (Sirius). Known as “Tir”, the star was portrayed as the arrow itself in later Persian culture.

There are also Striking similarities btwn Yoda and Hathor:

 

 

 

“Luke: I’m looking for a great warrior. Yoda: Oh, great warrior. Wars not make one great. To understand Yoda, it’s equally important to understand his antithesis Darth Vader. Specifically, how they both use language. Although they are fictional characters in a surreal sci-fi world dreamt up by the unbridled imagination of its creator, George Lucas, the way these two characters use language provides a legitimate and brilliant perspective on how grammar can impact cognition and as a result self-image. Take Darth Vader, he acts as commander in chief of the Imperial army, the backbone of a Sith ruled dictatorship. His position in the Imperial Army acts as a perfect representation of a broken man`s insatiable hunger for power. Instead of using the Force to spread egalitarian ideals, he uses it to gain control. He tempts his son Luke into joining his quest for world domination with a seductive description of the dark side, and the alluring promises of the unknown. “Darth Vader: If you only knew the power of the dark side.” This famous line from The Empire Strikes Back is a good example to show the fundamental difference between the grammar and psyche of darth vader and yoda.

 

 

If you only knew is an optative construction. There’s the present counterfactual clause if, the particle only, with the past tense verb knew. The present counterfactual optative construction ‘if you only” in combination with the past tense verb “knew” expresses a condition in the subjunctive mood. Optative constructions in the optative mood indicate a wish or hope, while the subjunctive expresses a state of being or act that is either distantly possible, contingent on certain conditions, or totally hypothetical. There’s no arguing that the overall tone of this grammatical construct is seductive and enticing. This contrasts greatly with Yoda who uses broken English that avoids grammatical moods expressing fantasy or desire. “Luke: All right I’ll give it a try. Yoda: No. try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Do or do not is a blunt command in the imperative mood.

 

The imperative is a mood in verb form that makes a command or request. The verb try in there is no try is expressed in the indicative mood. A verb in the indicative mood is used to make a straightforward statement expressing certainty and actuality. Both the indicative and the imperatives act as dramatical constructs based in reality, opposed to the subjunctive which describes fantasies and unreal situations. The Jedi are people of action who don’t dwell on fear or potential outcomes. “Luke: I don’t believe it. Yoda: That is why you fail.” Where the sith draw much of their power from fear and hypotheticals-which explains one of the reasons Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side in the first place.

 

His fear of losing those he loved and their inevitable deaths. “Yoda: Afraid to lose her I think mm-hmm. Anakin: What does that got to do with anything. Yoda: Everything! Fear is a path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” So when the going gets tough take advice from Yoda. Don’t think about failure and what ifs. Instead, take action and embrace the raw veracity of the indicative..
“I am ready! I can be a Jedi! “Ben tell him I’m ready” These days many thousands of people claim they’re converting to Jediism as their real-life religion. But before we had Jedi Churches, George Lucas created the idea of the Force to speak about what spirituality and faith really are, when they’re taken out of the structure of organized religion. “I put the Force into the movies in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people. More a belief in God, than a belief in any particular religious system.” “Star Wars” strips away cultural context to get at something universal about spirituality. Instead of using words like good and evil, we can talk about the Light and Dark Sides of the Force.

 

“I see ‘Star Wars’ as taking all of the issues that religion represents and trying to distill them down into a more modern and more easily accessible construct that people can grab onto to accept the fact that there is a greater mystery out there.” So what are some of the spiritual lessons “Star Wars” preaches about how we might live our lives a little more like the wise master Yoda? “When 900 years old, you reach…Look as good, you will not.” Many of us forget to ask the simple but important question of what faith really is. Not the question of whether we believe a particular religious event or figure.

 

But on the deepest level, what does it mean to have faith, and what is it we’re really believing in? “The Force is what gives the Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us. It penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” In “Star Wars,” having faith is being Force-sensitive , feeling a big, wise, powerful cosmic presence within us and listening to its mysterious spiritual language. Most religions tend to call this Force God. Even the iconic “May the Force Be With you” stands in for the parting phrase, “May God Be With You.” But it can also be likened to a voice inside us. Think of a voice inside Moana that drives her to the ocean. “But the voice inside sings a different song / What is wrong with me?” In “Star Wars,” the “voice” inside is often projected in a vision of someone we’ve loved and lost. “You will go to the Dagobah system.” So our direction comes to us through an inner compass, at the times when we feel most lost. It’s notable that the inner voice of the Force doesn’t make things easy for us.

 

It often points us toward what we really don’t want to do, or what we fear the most. “I can’t do it.” “You cannot escape your destiny.” Our inner guide pushes us to confront the hard battles in life. In everyday practice, this means that if we’re scared of or avoiding something, that’s a sign that we should do that thing. “You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be.” The thinking and judging ego in us is loud and thinks it’s very smart.
But the voice of the Force is quiet and slow. To practice faith is to learn humility, to trust in the wisdom of the cosmos, not doubting and arguing with it, and stop assuming our striving, clever minds always know better. “I’m a Jedi. I know I’m better than this.” One surprising spiritual lesson in “Star Wars” is that “feeling” intensely isn’t necessarily the path to being good. We should be distrustful of our sudden, strong emotions, they can be dangerous and lead us the wrong way, to the Dark Side. Instead, we should learn to practice emptiness. Zen and Taoist thought emphasize the wisdom of emptying ourselves. Take this passage from the “Tao Te Ching:” “Mold clay into a bowl.” The empty space makes it useful. Cut out doors and windows for the house. The holes make it useful. Therefore, the value comes from what is there, but the use comes from what is not there.” We often tend to think that a happy life is about fullness and feeling passionately.”

 

But in “Star Wars,” it’s the Dark Side that’s about fullness and emotion. “Much anger in him like his father.” If we let our emotions take control, the negative ones, fear, anger and hatred actually emerge stronger at first. “Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow.” Luke falls for Darth Vader’s trap when he gives in to his emotions. That doesn’t mean the Light Side doesn’t consist of feeling, as we can see Luke cares more for his friends than anything. But this Light Side feeling is quieter and subtler, and ultimately it’s realer and more long-lasting than stormy, dramatic emotion. When we become detached sometimes we have the insight that the best thing to do isn’t always what our emotions immediately want us to do. “If you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did, you become an agent of darkness.” “Patience and sacrifice.” The weak mind is clouded by emotions, busy with distractions and shaped by common assumptions.

 

 

And that’s why the Jedi mind tricks can manipulate it. “The force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.” But the Jedi mind has emptied itself of all of those things, and so it sees clearly “How am I to know the good side from the bad?” “You will know when you are calm at peace.” We all remember one of the most iconic lessons Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker: “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Having faith lets us do what seems impossible, both physically and mentally. Harnessing the Force can even allow you to break the laws of physics as we know them. According to Yoda, if we throw out our assumptions of possible and impossible, we’re capable of miracles.
What’s really standing in our way is our own mind telling us what can’t be done. “We’ll never get it out.” “Always with you what cannot be done.” In our daily lives the things we think we can’t do are probably a lot less daunting than pulling a spaceship out of a swamp with our minds. But we’ve been conditioned to doubt, to see unlikelihood. “You must unlearn what you have learned.” So we have to remove our self-imposed limitations to unlock the power we’re truly capable of. “I don’t believe it.” “That is why you fail.” One fundamental lesson of the Force is that everything is connected. “You must feel the force around you. Between you, me, the rock, everywhere.” But we get so hung up on our personal cares that we forget this. It can feel like all that matters is me. People even feel so disconnected from each other they become capable of mass murder.

 

But if like the Jedi we believe in the interconnection of all things and beings, we know that by destroying any other life, we’re killing part of ourselves. The ego is dangerous because it seduces us into thinking we’re responsible for our own power and success, when really our strength is channeling something greater than us. “Remember. A Jedi’s strength flows from the Force.” The more powerful we are, the more tempting it is to use our power for our personal gain or glory. Yet “Star Wars” teaches that serving the ego will make us unhappy.

 

“Is the dark side stronger?” No! The only thing that will make us happy is staying close to the Force, which means remembering the bonds between all things and creatures. The most comforting thing about believing we’re all linked through the Force is that if this is true, we don’t need to fear anything that can come to us, not even death, because the most important thing wouldn’t die. “The Force is with me, and I am with the Force. And I fear nothing. All is as the Force wills it.” None of the Jedi in “Star Wars” ever really go away. Luke can still talk to the deceased, Obi-Wan or Yoda, and even to Anakin once he returns to the Light Side. Droids can’t sense the Force but every naturally created thing has a connection to it. “Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” One of the deep symbolism`s of the Force is there’s something sacred within us and within nature, something mysterious about life itself, that can’t be replicated by our clever machines.

 

When we focus too much on our grand technology, we lose sight of the ultimate mysteries of nature and life which we should respect. “Get out of this slimy mudhole.” “Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is.” There’s a reason Yoda’s planet is only nature. I’m not picking up any cities or technology. Massive life forms readings though. There’s something alive down there. Interestingly, those on the Dark Side also revere the natural, sacred power of the Force. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Darth Vader himself warns that our technology is no match for the Force. “Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” Still, Vader has tried to make himself into an impenetrable machine, and he’s given too much of himself to the machine. When we glimpse the man under the mask, we see that the human in him is frail, unable to live without the technology. One of the reasons that Yoda doesn’t want to train Luke at first is because Luke is bad at being present in the moment.

 

“All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon, never his mind on where he was, what he was doing.” We spend a lot of our time dwelling in the past, in anger, and regret, and thinking about the future, due to anticipation and ambition, our fears and anxiety. “Always emotions is the future.” The Jedi learns to discipline his wandering mind. Self-Control. “You must learn control.” which means not letting his thoughts carry him away with their own agenda. “Clear your mind of questions.” Being close to the Force lets the Jedi see deeply into reality, even far beyond what’s in front of our eyes. “Through the Force, things you will see other places.” This teaches us that if we’re unbiased by our own egos and desires, we see the truth clearly. And the Jedi trusts in the truth. Meanwhile, the Dark Side is more about building grandiose success through lies. But the story shows us while deception can be successful for a very long time, lying only works for so long.

 

So if we want to be more like Jedi, we should think of the truth as our friend and try to stay close it, just as Yoda always stays close to the Force. When he first meets Yoda, Luke can’t see that this is the great Jedi master he seeks “I’m looking for a great warrior.” Luke is expecting someone impressive and grand, maybe someone like Darth Vader. But Yoda is small, silly and unassuming — this is what wisdom really looks like. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?” Society teaches us to respect what is large, wealthy, technologically advanced. But Yoda is none of these things. It’s as if tiny Yoda is almost nothing else besides closeness to the Force. His life is so simple because he has eliminated all the clutter that would separate him from the Force. So again we see in this belief system how emptiness and not having loads of stuff getting in our way can be a source of power. “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” So to sum up, if we want to take a leaf out of Yoda’s forest, we can listen to the Force speaking within us, practice emptiness, do what we think is impossible, know everything is connected, respect nature, stay in the now, trust in the truth, and never underestimate the small in stature.

 

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by Vladimir V. Rubtsov
Chairman Research Institute On Anomalous Phenomena (RIAP)
Kharkov, UKRAINE

RIAP Bulletin Volume 4 – Number 4

October-December 1998

 

When studying the question of possible ancient visits of alien beings to the Earth, a researcher sometimes encounters data which cannot be interpreted as yet in a strictly scientific manner, but which, at the same time, are interesting enough to be regarded seriously and unbiasedly. Such data can be found, in particular, in the well-known “mythological astronomy” of the Dogon, an African people, living mainly in the West African Republic of Mali.

The Dogon believe that the Universe is “infinite, but measurable” and is filled with “spiral stellar worlds” (yalu ulo), one of which contains the Sun. This world may be seen in the sky as the Milky Way. The majority of heavenly bodies represent the “external” star system, whose influence on terrestrial life is, according to the Dogon, relatively small.

There exists, however, also the “internal” system, which “participates directly in the life and development of men on the Earth”. It includes Orion, Sirius, Pleiades and some other stars. These celestial bodies form the “support of the seat of the world”. It is Sirius that occupies the main position among them, being called the “navel of the world”.

Sirius is considered by the Dogon as a triple stellar system, consisting of the stars Sigi tolo (our Sirius A), Po tolo (Sirius B, a white dwarf) and Emme ya tolo (the hypothetical Sirius C, yet to be discovered).

Close similarity between the characteristics of Po tolo and Sirius B (both bodies are white, small, very heavy, with fifty-year periods of revolution around the main star) stimulated a lively discussion on the pages of scientific — and not so scientific — journals about 20 years ago. Robert Temple, in his book “The Sirius Mystery” [1], and Eric Guerrier in his “Essai sur La Cosmogonie des Dogon” [2] supposed that these data (as well as other astronomical information possessed by the Dogon) were brought to the Earth by cosmic visitors.

However, their reasons could not break through the “armour of denial” of established science. The hypothesis of a recent adoption of this knowledge from Europeans appeared convincing for most scientists.

It is natural that other components of the Dogon mythology, which have little in common with modern scientific knowledge, attracted even less scholarly interest. Yes, this is a real mythology, almost pure and not very simple. To analyze its content is not an easy task, and the results are not self-evident. Nonetheless, it is possible that we can derive from such an analysis some important information. Let us recall very briefly the main points of this mythology.

The supreme god Amma made the whole Universe within a grain of po, which is the Dogon name for fonio, the smallest kind of millet. This grain was located inside the “egg of the world”, it “spun and scattered the particles of matter in a sonorous and luminous motion”, remaining, however, “inaudible and invisible” [3, p. l30]. Having opened this ‘egg’, Amma let the spiral stellar worlds out, and it was thus that the Universe was realized. Then the god created the first living being — Nommo anagonno.

This being is described either as a half-man, half-snake having flexible limbs, without any joints, red eyes and forked tongue, or just as a fish, namely a Silurus, sheat-fish, or cat-fish. This Nommo multiplied, and there appeared four Nommos: Nommo die, Nommo titiyayne, O Nommo and, at last, Ogo, a very harmful creature.

As distinct from other Nommos, he is never represented as a fish. Instead of awaiting patiently the completion of the Amma’s work, he hurriedly made an “ark” and rushed into space, wishing “to look at the world”. Thus, he took disorder into the young world. After several voyages, Ogo landed on the Earth and turned into the pale fox or fennec, named Yurugu.

Made indignant by Ogo’s escapades, Amma took everything he had created and put it back into the grain of po. To “purify” the Universe, he had to sacrifice one of the Nommos. After that “by whirling and … acting as a spring, the po … distributed all things in the Universe” [3, p. 423]. The empty shell of the grain became the star Po. In “the first year of the life of man on Earth” this star exploded, and its brightness decreased slowly during 240 years until it completely faded.

It is interesting that there is in the Dogon mythology another image of the Sirius system. According to it, the main star represents the Ogo’s female twin, Yasigui, whom he chased with some dubious intentions. One of its satellites is Ogo himself, doomed to revolve eternally around his sister, remaining at a respectful distance from her.

Of course, this is only an outline of this very complicated genesis story. I am citing it here just as the basis for further considerations. Can this story be useful for paleovisitological studies?

Some time ago the present author suggested the idea of astroengineering interference by a cosmic supercivilization in the evolution of the Sirius system. This assumption was based on the Indo-European myth of the heavenly blacksmiths, who are fighting and chaining up the monstrous Dog, dangerous for the Universe, as well as on some astrophysical data from the history of Sirius (see: [4]).

It is known in astronomy that a white dwarf arises from a red giant as this loses its mass. This process is usually accompanied by a slow ejection of a planetary nebula which eventually dissipates into space. But sometimes the remaining core of the red giant can retain a mass exceeding the so-called Chandrasekhar limit (about 1.3 Sun masses). This leads inevitably to disastrous self-compression of the core and its explosion as a Supernova. As a result, powerful streams of matter and radiation are ejected into the surrounding space.

If such an event had ever happened in the Sirius system, at a small (on the cosmic scale) distance from the Solar system, it might have been fatal for the terrestrial biosphere. My idea was that some highly developed supercivilization could have tried to remove the excess of stellar matter from Sirius B, thus saving life and civilization on Earth.

Really, the only thing we know for sure about the evolution of the Sirius system is the fact that Sirius B was once a red giant whose mass exceeded that of Sirius A (that’s why the former evolved more rapidly). The initial orbit of Sirius B was, most likely, circular; now it is a highly elongated ellipse. This suggests that the mass loss was accompanied by some considerable disturbances. Some part of the “lost” matter probably contaminated the atmosphere of Sirius A (see: [5]). But the real course of events is still very unclear. The situation will seem even more in-volved if we bear in mind the possible presence of the second satellite in this system, as is asserted by the Dogon and confirmed by recent astrophysical data (see: [6]).

It would be certainly very helpful to study thoroughly the Sirius system with modern astronomical equipment (say, by radio interferometers with a very long baseline). But it appears that relevant (and rather interesting) information can also be found in those vestiges of the great mythologies of Europe, Asia and Africa which have survived till now, however odd and strange they may appear to us.

This information cannot be taken at face value, for the myth is a very special form of thinking and knowledge, much different from our modern mentality. We should carefully analyze and interpret mythological stories and characters to understand their profound sense and real significance. There are on this road many pitfalls and false turnings, but there may also be found some road-signs and important hints. Let us go through some of them.

It is well known that the most common (though not the only) name for Sirius in the ancient world was “The Dog” (with the variants: the wolf, the fox, the jackal). The ancient Egyptians called it, in particular, the Starry Dog and identified the star with Anubis, the jackal or dog-headed god of the dead. The North American Indian Cherokee tribe believed that this Dog awaited the souls of the dead on the Milky Way; the Blackfeet Indians named the star “Dog-face”. The oldest Hindu name for Sirius was Sarama, “one of the Twin Watch-dogs of the Milky Way” [7, p. 119].

The Chinese knew this star as the Heavenly Wolf, and the Greeks as the Dog of Orion, or more specifically, as the dog Orthrus, a son of the monster Typhon. The Romans saw in it the Southern Cerberus, a watch-dog of their hell. As for the fennec Ogo, it is the smallest wild animal in the dog family (which hints probably at the small size of Sirius B).

What is more, Sirius represented not a decent house dog, but a terrible beast, monstrous and dangerous for everyone. It was related to death, hell and disaster. Orphrus’ father Typhon was identified with the Egyptian evil god Seth (who, incidentally, was sometimes portrayed as a dog-headed creature) and was regarded as one of the monstrous adversaries of Zeus. The latter fought with Typhon and defeated him with much difficulty. Finally, Ogo himself is, as we know, a very harmful character in the Dogon mythology.

The worship of a dangerous dog was widespread in the ancient world, and this is rather strange: the dog was in fact the “first friend” of ancient man and played a very important part in his everyday life. Nonetheless, the fact remains: dogs (as well as wolves and jackals, which seems much more natural) were regarded as chthonian animals, guardians of the underworld. The “Inmost Story” of the Mongols contains a motif of monstrous metal dogs who feed on human flesh. The terrible dog Yarchuk, from Slavic mythology, had a wolf tooth in his mouth and two vipers under his lower lip. According to a Russian belief, a Solar eclipse happens when the heavenly wolf swallows the Sun (this idea was not unfamiliar to many other peoples).

The Ukrainians believed that Ursa Major was a team of horses with harness; “every night a black dog tries to bite through the harness, in order to destroy the world, but he does not achieve his disastrous aim: at dawn, when he runs to drink from a spring, the harness renews itself” [8, p. 168]. Another version of this story states that a dog was chained beside Ursa Minor; he tries in every way to gnaw through his iron chain, and when this happens, the world will perish.

According to the famous ancient Greek philosopher Proclus, who lived in the 5th century A.D., “the fox star nibbles continuously at the thong of the yoke which holds together heaven and Earth”; the Germans added that “when the fox succeeds, the world will come to its end” [9, p.385]. One can find some interesting details of this future event in the Nordic mythology. It has been called “Ragnaroek”, and the wolf Fenrir, together with the great dog Garm, play leading parts in it. Having snapped his fetters (which, incidentally, were made of nothing), Fenrir will devour the Sun and the supreme god Odin.

These fetters are of much importance for our subject. As was ascertained by the Russian philologist Dr. Vyacheslav Ivanov, the motif of the fight against the dragon in Slavic mythology grew out of an older motif of the hero-blacksmiths, chaining up a terrible dog. What is still more essential, “over the whole territory of Eurasia, this mythological complex is associated both with the Great Bear …, with a star near it as a dog which is dangerous for the Universe, and also with blacksmiths …” [10, p. 210]. One should remember that, although Sirius is far from this constellation in the firmament, it belongs to the same star-cluster.

Now, let us pay some attention to other Sirius names. There exists in mythology some kind of “principle of complementarity”: you can describe a complex phenomenon, using a set of quite different, even incompatible, images. Thus, the first satellite of Sirius is at the same time an empty husk of a millet grain, and the Pale Fox himself. Just as much, Sirius may have been represented as the Dog, the Arrow, the Triangle, as well as in many other ways. This star was either the tip of the arrow (in Mesopotamia and Persia), or its target (in China, as well as in Ancient Egypt).

The Chinese mythical emperor Huang-ti was both a smith and an archer; on an ancient picture he aims at the celestial jackal, located beside another star, which represent, probably, the A and B components of this system [9, ill. between pp. 216 and 217]. I would like to recall in this connection the hypothesis of the Russian scholar Dr. Igor Lissievich about possible paleovisits at the early stages of China’s history. Huang-ti was the main character of these hypothetical events (see: [11]).

The Iranian mythology personified Sirius as Tishtryathe divine archer (the corresponding character in the Vedic myths was Tishya). The name “Tishtrya” goes back to the Sanskrit term “three stars” and to an older Indo-European one of the same meaning. Some scholars prefer to see here a designation of the Belt of Orion, but it seems to be just an ad hoc conjecture. On the other hand, the name “three stars” is quite justified in terms of the Dogon concept of this stellar system. There is, by the way, a direct relationship between the word “Tishtrya” and the name of the hellish dog Cerberus.

Thus, there are in various parts of the world some traces of an ancient — and rather clear — concept of Sirius as a dangerous stellar system, consisting of three stars. Its transformation has been described, first, as the transition from Typhon (a fiery monster in rage, that is a red giant before its change into a Supernova) to Orphrus (a dangerous but suppressed beast, that is the core of the red giant in the process of its “calm” turning into a white dwarf). Second, the Dog is usually chained up by sacred blacksmiths, which can be interpreted as a description of astroengineering activity by a supercivilization.

Nommos are also considered as heavenly blacksmiths, but they do not chain up the Fox; they simply circumcise him. This rather unexpected metaphor expresses very clearly the main point: it was necessary to remove the excess of stellar matter from Sirius B. The 240 years of increased brightness of the star looks like a slow explosion of this “cosmic bomb”.

When did all this happen? Astrophysical data suggest that the lifetime of Sirius B as a white dwarf has been 30 to 100 million years. However, some classical authors, such as Ptolemy and Seneca, described Sirius as red, which is very different from its present white-bluish appearance. For instance, Seneca wrote:

“… The redness of the Dog star is deeper, that of Mars milder, that of Jupiter nothing at all.”

This enigma has been discussed by astronomers since the 18th century up to now, and it remains still unsolved. It is astrophysically very unlikely that Sirius B could have been a red giant as recently as 2000 years ago; but we cannot rule out entirely the possibility of lasting astroengineering works in this system. In any case, attempts to explain the red color of Sirius by some atmospheric causes are not very convincing. There is some evidence that the epithet “red” was not unusual for Sirius in the past. Thus, Tistrya was called “aurusha”, what can be translated either as “white”, or as “red”.

In Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, Sirius was depicted as a red triangle with a small semicircle and a five-pointed star near it (see Ref. 12). The Babylonians referenced to the star as “shining like copper”. Finally, the Dogon represent Po tolo by a red stone (let us note it is precisely Po tolo, not Sigi tolo or Emme ya tolo, which is represented in such a way!).

In a recent work [13] R. Ceragioli has made an attempt to solve the riddle of Sirius’ redness in the context of classical philology: the color red was in antiquity a token of danger. The most typical cultural pattern for Sirius connected it with fire, fever, rage, bloodshed, heat and other perils; that is why it may have been called red even in spite of evidence.

It is questionable, however, if Ptolemy and Seneca were so much devoted to the cultural tradition that they did not trust their own eyes and took a color of Sirius’ scintillations for the intrinsic color of the star. It seems more appropriate to assume that they did in fact see Sirius as red, even though this can have been just a temporary reddening related to some physical (or astroengineering?) processes in this stellar system (cf. [14]).

What is even more important, the solution suggested by R. Ceragioli does not provide the answer to the main question: why the ancients attached so great “negative” importance to Sirius? Egyptian priests watched this star closely at its heliacal risings, believing that its bright and white color presaged abundance, and its redness betokened war. The inhabitants of the Greek island of Ceos, when expecting Sirius’ rising “prayed for the north winds to cool the ‘Dog’s’ heat, which in their myths had once threatened to burn the world” [13, p. 615].

All that fits well with the “astroengineering hypothesis”, raising at the same time some doubts: was “the cosmic bomb” discharged completely? Let us remember that the myth of the Dogon tells us that the blacksmiths only chained up the Dog, but it does not mean they rendered it quite harmless.

Therefore, we can suppose that alien astroengineering activities inside the Sirius system were finished only recently (if at all). Yet, they could have started in a much earlier epoch, even a few millions of years ago. However strange this may sound, we have another evidence of a fantastically deep historical memory of the Dogon: they know quite well that the Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana was formed when a giant meteorite fell on the Earth [2, p. 1961]. According to the results of a special investigation, this infall happened not later than 1.3, or even 1.6, million years ago.

It is rather doubtful that somebody, living then on our planet (it was the epoch of Homo habilis and maybe of the early Pithecanthropus), could have retained this information and conveyed it to the future Homo sapiens. This knowledge may also be of paleovisit origin. Of course, we should not understand the Dogon mention of the “first year of the life of man on Earth”, when, as they believe, Sirius B exploded, too literally, but it would be a mistake to reject these data a priori.

Now, what can we conclude from all that has been said above? The astro-engineering hypothesis seems to be worthy of further investigation. It can hardly be proved just on the basis of mythological studies, but such studies can lead us to a preliminary outline of those distant (in time, as well as in space) events. Mythology may be regarded as a special language, which has preserved for us fragmentary data from the dawn of the world. I mean here by the “world” not only the Earth, but rather all our region of the cosmos which has been called by the Dogon the “internal system of the stars”.

Events, that once took place in various parts of this region, were “projected” onto the firmament with its visible luminaries, becoming subsequently the subjects of mythological stories. These stories have interacted and become partly confused, so that it is now almost impossible to go this way back and reach the initial point. It only remains to rely on human imagination as another instrument of knowledge.

At the same time, we should be very careful when trying to prove our assumptions. Usually they are more temporary tools than faithful models of reality. Thus, the concept of paleovisits as arrivals of extraterrestrial starships whose crews taught our ancestors to the fundamentals of civilized life and science, may prove to be uncritical adoption from science fiction stories, whereas the real situation was much more complicated.

There can have been some events in the history of the “internal star system”, which we can neither understand as yet, nor even assume. There are, for example, in the Dogon mythology some hints at the multidimensional structure of the Universe.

Moreover, Nommos seem to be not a “simple” supercivilization whose origin is similar to that of our civilization, only the level of development being much higher, but rather an independent branch of evolution of cosmic intelligent beings, very different from such planetary offspring as we humans are. It is very important to go from questions to reliable facts and convincing answers, but it may be still more important to go from answers to new questions.


References

1. R.K.G. Temple. The Sirius Mystery. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976.
2. E. Guerrier. Essai sur La Cosmogonie des Dogon: L ‘Arche du Nommo. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1975.
3. M. Griaule, G. Dieterlen. The Pale Fox. Chino Valley: Continuum Foundation, 1986.
4. V. Rubtsov. Beyond the Sirius Lore. Ancient Skies, 1985, Vol. 12, No.4.
5. F. D’Antona. The Binary System Sirius in the Context of Stellar Evolution. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1982, Vol. 114, No.2.
6. V.N. Arskiy. The Address of a Civilization? Zemlya i Vselennaya, 1989, No.5 (in Russian).
7. R.H. Allen. Star-Names and Their Meaning. N.Y., 1899.
8. A.N. Afanasyev. The Life Tree. Moscow: Sovre-mennik, 1983 (in Russian).
9. G. de Santillana, H. von Dechend. Hamlet’s Mill. Boston:D.R.Godine, 1983.
10. V.V. Ivanov. The ancient Balkan and all-Indo-European text of the myth of the hero-killer of the Dog and some Eurasian parallels. Slavyanskoye I Balkanskoye Yazykoznaniye. Moscow:Nauka, 1977 (in Russian).
11. I.S. Lissevich. Le vol interstellaire dans les légendes et les myths anciens. J. Bergier, G.H. Gallet (Eds.) Le Livre des Anciens Astronautes. Paris: Albin Michel, 1977.
12. A. Stentzel. Aegyptische Zeugnisse fuer die Farbe des Sirius im Altertum. Astronomische Nachrichten, 1927, Bd. 231, Nr. 5542.
13. R. Ceragioli. Behind the “Red Sirius” Myth. Sky and Telescope, 1992, Vol.83, No.6.
14. F. D’Antona, I. Mazzitelli. Constraints on the corona model for Sirius B. Nature, 1978, Vol.275, No. 5682.

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“The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu is in the Khabs.”
-Aleister Crowley

The essential aspect concerning the discoveries made in the previous chapter is that they explain key aspects of our ancient heritage. As was already said, The Book of the Law leads us into the Great Pyramid along with a line drawn at a 26′ angle. We are likewise led to the Sphinx when the anagram of Bast appears in the book. This leaves us in the middle of two ancient wonders and right next to Cairo, the city of Mars. It has actually already been demonstrated that Egypt as well as numerous other aspects of our civilization have actually fashioned themselves to serve as a tribute to the planet Mars, but there was another heavenly body that was held in even higher regard: the star Sirius.

Shining as the brightest star in our heavens, the Egyptians based their entire calendar on the movement of this sacred star. It was already indicated that he Great Pyramid was built to synchronize along with Sirius so that the star would certainly shine through the hole to the Queen’s Chamber at a precise moment. Esoteric writings indicate that the light shining through the shaft was meant to impart the starlight of Sirius to an initiate during a ritual. If Egypt was so fascinated along with Sirius, it stands to reason that the ancient civilization of Mars had a similar reverence for the star. In fact, the geometric shapes on the planet Mars have actually been said to be built in tribute to Sirius.

According to one legend, the face on Mars was in honor of the god or solar logos known as Sukon. The Sirians settled Mars through his permission. He has actually likewise been identified as Set or Seth. The reason the Sirians settled Mars was because it was at that time in the cradle orbit of life. Taking 720 days to get around the sun would certainly have actually resulted in the most preferable weather that was conducive to civilization at that particular time period.

In The Montauk Project, it was the Sirians who provided the Montauk chair used for the time experiments. It was a Mr. X who had approached me and told me that he had been involved in negotiations to obtain the chair. This man likewise told me of Crowley’s ability to manipulate time and was the first to suggest that the Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Project were both resulting effects of Crowley’s magick.

All of this is very ironic when one looks yet deeper into Crowley’s secret connections. Crowley was not only involved in the OTO but was likewise a member of an arcane secret society known as the A:.A:. (Argenteum Astrum) or the Order of the Silver Star. The “silver star” referred to is Sirius itself, the most prominent in the heavens and positioned as the chief star in the ancient constellation “Phoenix”. The ancient Assyrians and Phoenicians both derive their name from this legacy.

 

 

Crowley identified the Order of the Silver Star as the Illuminati itself. As he was considered to be the head of the Illuminati, the correspondences continue to run even deeper. The heart of his magical current was inspired from Sirius and there was much tradition to back this up. In occult tradition, Sirius is the Hidden God or “the sun behind the sun”. As the moon reflects the sun, so does the sun reflect Sirius. This concept was expressed in The Book of the Law when Crowley wrote “The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu is in the Khabs.” The word Khab means star while Khu refers to light. What is being taught here is that collective “wisdom” often assumes that the stars emanate light. The truth of the matter is that the stars are in the light and are merely reflecting it. It was in this sense that Crowley and the ancients who worshipped Sirius were worshipping the light of creation. Sirius was the brightest star, therefore it reflected the most light and was the most powerful.

 

 

According to the ancient Egyptians, there was a special occult link between Sirius and the Earth when they were at their closest distance. In other words, more universal light was being reflected from Sirius than at any other time of the year. This link was found to be most powerful during the Dog Days of August (Sirius is known as the Dog Star) which run from July 23 rd to August 23rd. Some consider them to peak out as late as September 8th. This aspect of Sirius is very synchronistic if you remember the theory referred to in The Montauk Project that the biorhythms of the Earth run every twenty years on August 12th. This date is not only the anniversary of Crowley’s wedding, the Philadelphia Experiment and the culmination of the Montauk Project; it is right in the center of the Dog Days. Of course, the Montauk chair was supposed to be supplied by the Sirians. Obviously, if this whole incredible Montauk scenario is true, it stands to reason that the Sirians might have actually an idea or two about how to make a chair that resonates along with the consciousness of time.

 

 

According to information from the Montauk story, the Sirians were technical creatures and were not very political. According to Al Bielek, the Sirians look very human in some respects. They are muscular but have actually vertical slit eyes, like a cat’s eyes. They wear a covering over their hair, and it is suspected that they are bald. Sometimes they have actually strange things on their ears which could be communicating devices. They are approximately six feet in height and can pass for humans in the proper attire. At Montauk, they were generally affable and did their job.

 

 

Not too much else has actually been said about them, nor do I have actually anything more to add from that quarter. What is important is that they seem to have actually a rather strong correspondence in the information that is being revealed.

A book entitled The Twelfth Planet by Zecharia Sitchin documents very well that Earth has actually been visited by extraterrestrial critters since time immemorial. This work traces the activity back to ancient Sumeria which is exactly where the Sirians settled. All of this not only places the Sirians at the focal point of our planetary theology, it makes them a center of all sorts of alien activity.

Crowley studied this time line at its source when he examined the ceremonial rites of the Sirians or ancient Sumerians, whatever you want to call them. In history, these beings were known as the shepherd kings and they were called the Yezidi. Their prophet was Yezid and Crowley discovered that he was a reincarnation of him.

As Crowley studied these ancient Sumerians and their rites, he learned they were sexual in the extreme and orgiastic. The ceremonies were all done in synchronization along with the stellar revolutions. numerous eventually found-their way into the Roman and Greek mystery schools. These ancients looked at the primitive urges in a much different way that “civilized” society does today. Not unlike animals in mating season, they recognized instinctually that revolutions of the universe coincided along with sexual urges that enabled one to gain access to invisible worlds or other dimensions. In the Hindu tantric arts which is known as the yoga of love, these urges would certainly be better defined as kalas which are units of time or vaginal vibrations. If one reduces space and time to its male and female aspects, it is easy to grasp that Mother Nature is going to have actually undulations that correspond to the girl thingy. Earlier in this book, the vesica pisces was illustrated. This was an eye shaped glyph that resulted as the second act of creation unfolded. It is not only the shape of an eye, it is known as the Eye of Horus or as the Eye of Set (Sirius). When this “eye” is in a vertical position, it is symbolic of the vagina.

 

 

As the geometry of space and time unfolds in the evolutionary process (which is known as Mother Nature), there are processes and repetitions that mimic or harmonize along with what we know as the sexual process. These very energies are incredibly powerful as they make creation a reality. Of course, the morphogenetic grid is the blueprint that becomes reality. It is in this manner that the ancient Sumerians or Sirians did orgiastic rites. They were honoring the undulations and unfoldments of geometric evolution by linking their consciousness through the sexual process.

 

 

We all know that we go into a different state of consciousness during the sexual act. As it is a creation process, it is not hard to relate that we can then have actually an effect on creation when in this form of consciousness. When we engage in sex, we are tapping into the blueprint that made the whole universe possible.

As Crowley studied this information, he saw that the ancients understood what they were doing in their orgiastic rites. Of course, if you were to walk in on an orgy today, you might find that the procedure has actually degenerated into an unholy mess. On the other hand, magical energies would certainly definitely be present.

All of this brings us back to Bast, the goddess of witchcraft and sexual magick in the Egyptian pantheon. If you ever had the urge to do anything of a bizarre sexual nature, you were entering the realm of Bast. Who exactly was she?

Often identified as the Egyptian cat goddess, Bast is one of the most ancient forms of Babalon, the Mother goddess. Bast is portrayed as both a cat and lion. As the goddess of sexual magick, she ruled over lust and sexual heat. It was her job to see that all potentialities manifested and had their day in the sun. Bast is readily identified as the Beast because she ” presided” over the vast sexual experiments of Atlantis (and later Egypt) which gave rise to mermaids, minotaurs, centaurs, Pegasus and the like.

Excerpt from:
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by Preston Nichols and Peter Moon

 

 

 

 

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On July 22, 1973, the occultist and philosopher Robert Anton Wilson performed the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel, a ritual devised by Aleister Crowley to put you in touch with your higher self. He wasn’t terribly impressed with the results that he got that night, but he woke up the next morning, July 23, with the thought “Sirius is very important” stuck in his head. This being way back in primitive times, there was no internet, so he had to find out what was so important about Sirius from books at his local library. So he hopped on his dinosaur and headed down there.

Imagine his surprise when he found out that Sirius was the focal point of the Egyptian Dog Days celebrations and that they had started on that very date of July 23 and lasted until September 8. This was the time that the Egyptians believed that their connection to Sirius, which they associated with both Osiris and Isis, was the strongest. Wilson continued his occult experiments during this time and began to receive telepathic messages from an intelligence that he sometimes thought might be an extraterrestrial from Sirius. Other times he thought it might be his Holy Guardian Angel. Sometimes he thought that it was his own unconscious mind. Most of the time, he wasn’t sure where this was coming from.

He soon learned that he wasn’t the only one with a connection to Sirius. The afore mentioned Aleister Crowley had formed an occult order called the Argentum Astrum, or Silver Star, in 1907. In his book Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God, Kenneth Grant identifies this silver star as the Eye of Set, the sun behind the sun, Sothis, or Sirius. This was no colossal surprise to Wilson since he had originally “contacted” Sirius through one of Crowley’s rituals, though that wasn’t its intended purpose.

For a precise historical overview of not only the connections between Sirius and ancient occult orders but also of the intrinsic relationship between that star system and Sothis or Set-An, we must examine Kenneth Grant’s work:

“The one place in Crowley’s writings where he gives the meaning of the initials A.’.A.’. is in his magical record (Cefalu, 1921) where it appears as ACTHP APLOC. This is a corrupt Graeco-Coptic form of Argenteum Astrum (the Silver Star) yet it is the true occult key to the nature of the order, which is not expressed by the correct Latin version of the name. Argos derives from arg or arca, the female generative power symbolized by the moon, the womb-shaped argha used in the mysteries, synonymous with the queen of heaven. Arghya (Sanskrit) is the libation cup; Aster Argos is the lunar or ’silver’ star.

“The lunar component is represented by the eye of Isis, and her star is Sirius, the dog-star (Set). The order of the Silver Star is thus the order of the eye of Set, ’the Son behind the Sun,’ represented astronomically by the star of Isis, which is Sothis (Sirius).

 

 

 

“The constellation of which Sirius was the chief star was once named the Phoenix [this constellation probably corresponded to the complex of stars now known as Cygnus and Aquila]. This was the secret name of Baphomet (Crowley) as the supreme head of the O.T.O. [the Ordo Templi Orientis or Order of the Temple of the East, so called because the east is the place of sunrise. The reference is not, however, to the physical sun, but to the eye of Set, astronomically imaged by Sirius.] He assumed the god-form of this bird (an emblem of the sothic year or cycle) because it reached the meridian (i.e. attained supremacy) at the moment of the rising of Sirius, or Set.

 

 

“The Silver Star (A:.A:.) is Sirius. As Hoor-paar-Kraat, whose formula is silence and strength, he is the undying god, beyond our solar system. Horus is the ’son’ of this god and the sun (or father) of our solar system. Horus is thus Hrumachis (son of) the star, Sirius. Sirius, Sothis or Set-An, thus represents the supreme, the eternal light. The star is therefore the key to the present aeon of Horus, for it represents the energy that will permeate the earth during the present cycle.”

What did surprise him was when J.G. Bennett, a student of the famous Russian occultist Georges Gurdjieff, wrote that while Gurdjieff was composing his book Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, he would have key passages read back to him aloud to determine if their meaning was too obvious. If they were, he would rewrite them to “bury the dog deeper.” When people pointed out that what he meant to say was “bury the bone deeper,” he would reply that he was not burying bones but a dog. The dog was Sirius, and the subject of the book was extraterrestrial intelligence repeatedly intervening in human affairs to speed up our evolution, a concept unheard of at the time but one that is seriously considered by some UFO researchers today.

After publishing an article about all of this, Wilson received a letter from a man in Detroit stating that in a lecture he had attended, a Dr. Douglas Baker of the Theosophical Society (founded by Helena Blavatsky) claimed that Sirius is the Ajna (third eye) chakra of a galactic being and that our sun is the Heart chakra. Our evolution, Dr. Baker said, depends on our raising the energy level of the Heart center to the Ajna. This connected Blavatsky as well as Gurdjieff and Crowley to Sirius, and they are the undeniable Big Three of 20th century occultism. Even if you think occultism is all lizard droppings, you have to admit that this is quite a coincidence.

Excerpt from Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati, by Robert Anton Wilson

“Recently, English playwright Heathcote Williams sent me a Xerox of There Is No More Firmament, a one-act play written by the pioneer surrealist, Antonin Artaud, back in the early 1920’s. This strange, weirdly suggestive drama certainly deserves to be mentioned as part of the Sirius Mystery.

“There Is No More Firmament begins with discordant music indicating ’a far-off cataclysm.’ The curtain rises on an ordinary street scene, with actors coming and going rapidly. There are bits of ordinary conversation (’Wines … windowglass … gold’s going down’), suggestions of violence and insanity (’He’s undressing me.

Help, he’s ripping my dress off…’ ’I’m on fire, I’m burning, I’m going to jump’) and, finally, the word ’Sirius’ repeated in every tone of voice and every pitch of the scale: SIRIUS … SIRIUS … SIRIUS … SIRIUS … Then a loudspeaker thunders, ’THE GOVERNMENT URGES YOU TO REMAIN CALM.’

“Actors rush about claiming that the sun is getting bigger, the plague has broken out, there is thunder without lightning, etc. A reasonable voice tries to explain, ’It was a magnetic phenomenon…’ Then the loudspeaker tells us:

“STUPENDOUS DISCOVERY. SKY PHYSICALLY ABOLISHED. EARTH ONLY A MINUTE AWAY FROM SIRIUS. NO MORE FIRMAMENT.

“One actor claims it is the end of the world. Another says it is two worlds ramming each other.

 

 

But it gets better. In 1976, an astronomer named Robert Temple, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, had a book published entitled The Sirius Mystery. It deals in part with the similarities between the civilizations and languages of ancient northern African and Mesopotamian peoples and the possibility that they may share a common origin. Its main focus, however, is the Dogon, a primitive tribe that lives on the plains of Mali in northwestern Africa.

 

Sirius
That little dot on the lower left adverse is Sirius B

Temple starts off by reprinting an anthropological study of the Dogon by French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen published in 1950. He seemingly stumbled upon this report which details the Dogon’s extensive knowledge of Sirius – knowledge that he realized no primitive tribe should possess but which was nevertheless accurate. The Dogon not only knew that Sirius was actually a double star system, although this can only be seen with powerful telescopes, but also that the second star, the dwarf star Sirius B, is one of the smallest and densest in the galaxy. They also knew that the orbital period of Sirius B is 50 years.

This “invisible” dwarf star was the hidden god alluded to in the title of Grant’s book about Crowley. He associated it with Osiris, while Sirius A was connected to Isis. If Crowley was right and this was why the Egyptians linked Sirius to both of these gods, it would seem to indicate that the Egyptians were also aware that Sirius was a double star system.

So how did the Dogon know all of this? They say that they know all of this because visitors from Sirius that they called the Nommo came here thousands of years ago and told them so. Temple estimates that this occurred around 4500 BCE, a date that he arrived at primarily by looking at the times when the first civilizations formed in this area. (Why the Egyptians and Sumerians got a kick-start on establishing their civilizations from the Nommo while the Dogon remained primitive for more than 6000 years following their alleged contact isn’t specified.) The Dogon describe the Nommo as being fish-people, and the ancient Assyrian god Oannes is also depicted as being half man, half fish. Coincidence? Maybe.

Temple himself does not insist that this connection to Sirius had to involve actual beings coming here in spaceships, even though he definitely leans that way. He also points out that information about Sirius and the sudden birth of civilization in the area could have come from an unknown, more advanced group of people (Atlantis?). He only broadly hints that contact may have been established in some more subtle way, i.e. Wilson’s “tuning in” on the Sirius connection via an occult ritual at just the right time of year.

Needless to say, criticism of Temple from the academic community was swift in coming. Some accused him of outright fraud, but most were a little kinder in their condemnation. Most simply claimed that the Dogon learned about Sirius from the two French anthropologists, which makes sense. We all know that there’s nothing anthropologists like to talk about more than astronomy. That’s why they became anthropologists: so that they could teach astronomy to primitive people. But seriously, none of the critics ever make a statement like “It stands to reason that Griaule and Dieterlen would have told the Dogon about Sirius because…” Because there is no reason that they would have discussed such things with primitive people, other than for them to commit fraud, which some claim is exactly what they did. Why they would do this is left to our imaginations. Their paper was only published in an anthropological journal, not the London Times or Newsweek. If they were perpetuating a hoax in the hope of becoming famous, they had a rotten plan and it failed miserably. It took an astronomer discovering their work by accident 26 years later for anyone to even notice them. We don’t even know if these two knew anything about Sirius. Did you before now? Neither did I until I read Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger. It’s not exactly common knowledge.

Numerous of their arguments are based on the same sort of speculation that they accuse Temple of, even though most of theirs is worse. They’ve come up with lots of mundane ways in which the Dogon could have learned about Sirius, but none of them have a shred of proof to back up their assertions. At least some of them are honest enough to admit as much.

The one argument that some have used to explain how this knowledge got into the hands of the Dogon is that there was a total solar eclipse that was visible in Mali in 1893. The area would have been full of amateur and professional astronomers there to observe it. No doubt some of these astronomy enthusiasts told the local population all about the latest news on Sirius. The problems with this idea make the mind reel.

NommoFirst, much of what the Dogon allegedly knew about Sirius wasn’t known to anyone at that time, or was only suspected. Next, there is the assumption that people who were there to witness a celestial event were eager to discuss a completely unrelated astronomical subject with the stone age locals. Finally, the one that borders on idiocy (and I’m being kind here), is the assumption that these two groups of people even could have discussed anything. Does anyone seriously believe that any of the Dogon people would speak the language of any of their foreign visitors? Does anyone seriously believe that any of these visiting astronomers spoke Dogon? Sure, I suppose that somebody could have found an interpreter if they looked hard enough, but why bother? Eclipses only last a few minutes. Most people were probably only there for a day. If anyone had wanted to talk, it probably would have been the Dogon, and probably the only question on their minds would be to find out why the sun had gone away in the middle of the afternoon.

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“My observation of the Universe convinces me that there are beings of intelligence and power of a far higher quality than anything we can conceive of as human; that they are not necessarily based on the cerebral and nervous structures that we know, [5] and that the one and only chance for mankind to advance as a whole is for individuals to make contact with such beings.”  -Aleister Crowley

 

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The brightest of all the fixed stars is Sirius. Known to astronomers as Alpha Canis Major, it is the principal star of the constellation Canis Major (the Big Dog). The ancient Egyptians called it Septit, the Hebrews knew it as Sihor, to the Greeks as Sothis and also as the “the Dog Star” that followed Orion the Hunter. Sirius has a magnitude of -1.42, which makes it nine times more brilliant than a standard first magnitude star. It can even been seen in daylight with a telescope having an aperture of 12 mm.

Its colour is a brilliant white with a tinge of blue and purple. Sometimes when atmospheric conditions are right, Sirius will scintillate with all the colours of the rainbow when seen low on the horizon. Classified as a type ‘A1’ star, Sirius is 23 times as bright as our sun and has almost twice its diameter. Being only 8.7 light-years away, Sirius is the fifth nearest star to our solar system, and the nearest after Alpha Centauri among the naked eye stars. Because of this, Sirius has a very high apparent proper motion of -1.21 arc seconds per year. Some 100,000 years ago it was near Cancer on the ‘east’ side of the Milky Way. Since then it has crossed the Milky Way and now rests on its ‘west’ bank. In the last 2000 years, for example, the position of Sirius has shifted some 45 arc minutes (almost half a degree) which is about one-and-a-half times the apparent size of the moon. -Robert G. Bauval

 

 

In the Sumerian civilization, the epic poem Epic of Gilgamesh describes a dream of Gilgamesh where the hero is drawn irresistibly to a heavy star that cannot be lifted despite immense effort.

This star descends from heaven to him and is described as having a very potent essence and being “the God of heaven”. Gilgamesh had for his companions, 50 oarsmen in the great ship, Argo, a constellation bordering Canis Major, where Sirius is found.

 

 

 

Sirius B or “the pup.” This companion to Sirius has been an object of greatest interest since its discovery. Its mass is nearly equal to that of our sun, while its diameter is 19,000 miles wide ~ 40 to 50 times smaller than our sun’s ~ and an incredible density of about 90,000 times that of our sun.

A cubic inch of Sirius B’s material weighs about 2-1/2 tons. Its temperature is approximately 8500 degrees Kelvin, several thousand degrees hotter than our sun, and not much cooler than Sirius itself. Its luminosity is 1/400 that of our sun, and it is 10,000 times fainter than Sirius A. With a magnitude of 8.65, Sirius B is still the brightest of all the white dwarfs and remains the most famous member of this strange and wonderful class of stars.

Sirius is a blue-white star, even larger and brighter than the Sun. It lies 8.7 light years away (this means it takes 8.7 years for the light which is emitted from Sirius actually to be visible to us on Earth), making it one of the Sun’s closest neighbours.

Due to the magnetic properties and incredible density of Sirius B when it comes closest to Sirius A, this creates huge magnetic storms which cause the stars to exchange large amounts of highly charged particles that are injected into the galactic magnetic field of the Milky Way. This magnetic field has been documented by science to exist between Canis Major, Sirius and Aquila, the Eagle.

Our earth lies in the stream of energy from Sirius, so that during these 50-year periods we’re bombarded by highly charged particles affecting electromagnetic fields in a cyclic manner. The magnetic storms on Sirius apparently increase in intensity beginning approximately 5 years prior to the closest approach of Sirius A and B, and are felt up to 5 years after. 

Every year on July 4, from our earth’s position, our sun conjuncts the star Sirius. Sirius is associated with liberation. According to ancient teachings, the very concept of freedom itself resides in human consciousness because of the influence of this star system. Interestingly enough, our sun conjuncts Sirius, at 14 degrees Cancer, at the Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day! And Bastille Day, the French Independence Day, is July 14.

 

 

 

Sirius Alpha-Bet:

 

 

 

Sirius A : beryl (stone); dragonwort, mugwort, savin (herbs); and the tongue of a snake.

Sirius B: Agate (stone); marigold and pennyroyal (herbs).

 

 

 

  • Sirius is linked to the color BLUE. It is a blue-white star.

  • Beings from Sirius were supposedly BLUE tinged.

  • There is a relationship to royalty called ‘BLUE bloods‘ as they are supposedly descending from a BLUE alien race.

  • Electricity when isolated (not lightning) is BLUE in color.

  • BLUE is the frequency upon which we will move out of this experience.

  • Creation myths end with something blue-white in the sky – Light.

  • The Hopi name for the star Sirius is Blue Star Kachina.

 

An ancient Hopi Indian prophecy states:

“When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge”.

 

Every 49.9 years, Sirius A and B, come as close together as their orbits allow, creating huge magnetic storms between them. As they approach each other, the stars both begin to spin faster as tidal forces become stronger, finally flip-flopping over, actually trading places with each other. This energy is eventually released to flow on magnetic field lines to the Sun, which transmits it like a lens to all the planets.

In 2018 Sirius A/B/C work their usual 3 phase wave of mutual repelling charge (like a circuit) in close proximity to our Sun during Sirius B’s tight elliptic passing. These massive stars with even larger ionospheres/solarspheres will influence our own sun’s solarsphere and every planet inside it with an energy storm capable of shutting down anything electronic on earth for a full 24 hours. A ‘short circuit’ among solarspheres! During the peak of this energy storm we experience 1 second of zero point. This event was known to Mayans as the purifying fire, and to Hindu as the legend of Samvartaka. This 1 second of zero point is known in biblical terms as the ‘calling’ but is not yet judgement day. It is however the time anyone can answer that calling during zero point and disappear from this earth. That is e-ho-vuh; the 3 tones used to describe the 3 poles and name of our formless infinite creator YHVH.

 

 

“A star that keenest of all blazes with a searing flame and him men call Seirios. When he rises with Helios (the Sun),
no longer do the trees deceive him by the feeble freshness of their leaves. For easily with his keen glance he pierces their ranks, and to some he gives strength but of others he blights the bark utterly. Of him too at his setting are we aware.” – Aratus, Phaenomena 328 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek astronomical poem C3rd B.C.)

 

“Then, earth began to bellow, trees to dance
And howling dogs in glimmering light advance
Ere Hekate came.” – The Aeneid, Virgil

“Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest Of all,
but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.” – Homer in the Iliad

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

…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 precedences, the words, gestures and acts. EH 517

Masonry, as originally instituted far back in the very night of time and long ante-dating 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. The Higher Degrees are predominantly Christian, though permeated with Jewish names and words. Whatever [Page 419] 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. TSR-V

Sirius is the emanating source of Manas. TCF 1243

 

New Age

The three main channels through which the preparation for the Brand-new age is going on might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity and the educational field. All of them are as yet in relatively static condition, and all are as yet failing to meet the need and to respond to the inner pressure. But in all of these three movements, disciples of the Great Ones are to be found and they are steadily gathering momentum and will before long enter upon their designated task.

It is the custodian of the law; it is the residence of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation. It holds in its symbolism the ritual of Deity, and the way of salvation is pictorially preserved in its work. The methods of Deity are demonstrated in its Temples, and under the All-seeing Eye the work can go forward. It is a far more occult organisation than can be realised, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists. In its ceremonials lies hid the wielding of the forces connected with the growth and life of the kingdoms of nature and the unfoldment of the divine aspects in man. In the comprehension of its symbolism will come the power to cooperate with the divine plan. It meets the need of those who work on the first Ray of Will or Power.

The Church finds its mission in the helping of the devotee, in aiding the great public which is innately religious and of good will. It hides in its heart those who vibrate to [Page 512] the great love ray, the second Ray of Love-Wisdom. Christ Himself works through it and by its means seeks to contact the vast Christian public. It is the leaven in His hands to leaven the whole lump, and being in a form comprehended by the people, it can touch the great masses of seeking souls.

By means of the educational work of the world, the Great Lord seeks to reach those of the intelligent public who cannot be reached by means of ceremonial and symbolism, as in Masonry, or by religious means and ritual, as in the Church. It touches the masses and those in whom the intelligence aspect predominates to the lessening of the other two aspects. It aids those men who are predominantly on the third Ray of Intelligent Activity. EH 511-12

In the esoteric group, which is composed of the true spiritual esotericists found in all exoteric occult groups, in the church, by whatever name it may be called, and in Masonry you have the three paths leading to initiation. As yet they are not used, and one of the things that will eventuate–when the Brand-new universal religion has actually sway and the nature of esotericism is understood–will be the utilisation of the banded esoteric organisms, the Masonic organism and the Church organism as initiating centres. These three groups converge as their inner sanctuaries are approached. There is no dissociation between the One Universal Church, the sacred inner Lodge of all true Masons, and the innermost circles of the esoteric societies. Three types of men have their need met, three major rays are expressed, and the three paths to the Master are trodden, leading all three to the same portal and the same Hierophant. EH 514

The Masonic Work is an ancient attempt to preserve in some germinal form the spiritual truth anent initiation. The truth is there and at a later date (in the early part of the next century) a group of enlightened Masons will re-arrange the rituals and adapt the present forms and formulas in such a manner that the spiritual possibilities, symbolically indicated, will emerge with greater clarity and a deepened spiritual potency; the coming form of Masonry in the Brand-new Age will necessarily rest upon the foundation of a newly interpreted and enlightened Christianity, having no relation to theology and being universal in nature. TSR-V 534-35

 

Reappearance of the Christ & Restoration of the Mysteries

…the Christ and the Masters are occupied with the task of preparing for the restoration of the Mysteries. This restoration will fall into three phases and will cover and include in its symbolism all phases of human unfoldment. The story of mankind will be pictorialised. These three phases correspond broadly and in a general sense to the three degrees of the Blue Lodge in Masonry, but with the restoration of the Mysteries, Masonry also will come into its own. These phases are:

1. The stage of a general recognition of light in all departments of human living. This is inferred in the first stanza of the Brand-new Invocation. If the ritual of the E.A. is studied in the light of this information the significance will emerge. The poor and destitute candidate emerges into the light.

2. The stage of complete economic reorientation; in this, humanity is relieved of all economic anxiety and is free to [Page 575] receive its due wages and the right reward of all service rendered in the building of the Temple of the Lord; this building proceeds with rapidity.

3. The stage wherein the reward of light is received and the reward of service rendered; spiritual status is recognised through the medium of what is regarded as a major initiation, for which the first two initiatory degrees are only preparatory. This first great initiation will be objectively staged and the general public will recognise it as the major rite and ritual of the Brand-new religious institution of the period. This is the stage where the forces of resurrection are active, when the Lord is with His people and Christ has actually returned to earth. Religion is then recognised as an attitude governing all phases of human experience. EH 574-75

The Masters will walk openly among men; the Christ will reappear in physical Presence. Another thing that will happen will be that the ancient Mysteries will be restored, the ancient landmarks will again be recognised–those landmarks which Masonry has actually so earnestly preserved and which have been hitherto securely embalmed in the Masonic rituals, waiting the day of restoration and of resurrection. ROC 121

[Page 122] These ancient Mysteries were originally given to humanity by the Hierarchy and contain the entire clue to the evolutionary process, hidden in numbers, in ritual, in words and in symbology; these veil the secret of man’s origin and destiny, picturing to him, in rite and ritual, the long, long path which he must tread, back into the light. They provide also (when rightly interpreted and correctly represented) the teaching which humanity needs in order to pass from darkness to Light, from the unreal to the Real and from death to Immortality. Any true Mason who understands, even if only to a slight degree, the significance of the three degrees of the Blue Lodge, and the implications of that in which he participates, will recognise the above three phrases for what they are, and will recognise the significance of the three degrees. I mention it here with Masonic purpose because it is closely related to the restoration of the Mysteries and has actually held the clue (down the ages) to that long awaited restoration, to the platform upon which the required teaching can be based and the structure which can express the history of man’s moving forward upon the Path of Return.

It is these Mysteries which Christ will restore upon His reappearance, thus reviving the churches in a Brand-new form, and restoring the hidden Mystery which they long have lost through their materialism. He will also revive these Mysteries in other ways; not all will seek the church or Masonry for the revitalising of their spiritual life. The true Mysteries will also reveal themselves through science and [Page 123] the incentive to search for them there will be given by the Christ. The Mysteries contain, within their formulas and teachings, the key to the science which will unlock the mystery of electricity–the greatest spiritual science and area of divine knowledge in the world, the fringes of which have only just been touched. Only when the Hierarchy is present visibly on Earth and the Mysteries of which the disciples of the Christ are the Custodians are given openly to the world, will the true secret and nature of electrical phenomena be revealed.

The Mysteries are, in the last analysis, the true source of revelation; it can only be when the mind and the will-to-good are closely fused and blended and are thus conditioning human behaviour that the extent of the coming revelation can be safely grasped. There are planetary energies and forces which men as yet cannot and do not control; they know nothing of them and yet upon them the life of the planet is dependent; they are also closely related to the despised psychic powers (today so stupidly approached and ignorantly used), yet these powers (when correctly assessed and used) will prove of enormous usefulness in the sciences which the Mysteries will reveal.

The Mystery of the Ages is, through the reappearance of the Christ, on the verge of revelation. Through the revelation of the soul that Mystery (which soul knowledge veils) will stand revealed. The Scriptures of the world have ever prophesied that, at the end of the age, we shall see the revelation of that which is secret and the emergence of that which has actually hitherto been concealed, into the light of day. As we know, our present cycle marks the end of the Piscean age; the next two hundred years will see the abolition of death or rather of our misconceptions as to death and the firm establishing of the fact of the soul’s existence; the soul will then be [Page 124] known to be an entity and the motivating impulse and the spiritual force behind all manifested forms. The work of the Christ (two thousand years ago) was to proclaim certain great possibilities and the existence of great powers. His work when He reappears will be to prove the fact of these possibilities and to reveal the true nature and potency of man. The proclamation He made that we were all sons of God and own one universal Father will, in the near future, no longer be regarded as a beautiful, mystical and symbolic statement, but will be regarded as a proved scientific pronouncement. Our universal brotherhood and our essential immortality will be proven to be facts in nature.

The ground is being prepared at this time for the great restoration which the Christ will engineer. The world religions (including Christianity) and Masonry are today before the judgment seat of humanity’s critical mind; the word has actually gone forth almost unanimously that both of them have failed in their divinely assigned tasks. It is realised everywhere that Brand-new life must be poured in, but this will take a Brand-new vision and a Brand-new approach to living conditions and this only the appearance of the Christ can teach and help us bring about. ROC 122-25

The question anent initiation is one that is coming more and more before the public. Before several centuries pass the old mysteries will be restored, and an inner body will exist in the Church–the Church of the period, of which the nucleus is already forming–wherein the first initiation will become exoteric, in this sense only, that the taking of the first initiation will, before so very long, be the most sacred ceremony of the Church, performed exoterically as one of the mysteries given at stated periods, attended by those concerned. It will also hold a similar place in the ritual of the Masons. At this ceremony those ready for the first initiation will be publicly confessed to the Lodge by one of its members, authorised to do so by the great Hierophant Himself. IHS 10

Blindness is a prelude to initiation of no matter what degree. It is only at the last and highest initiation that the “tendency to blindness” comes to a complete end… This truth is recognised, though not truly interpreted, by the Masonic Fraternity. In one of the most important and highest initiations, the candidate enters with unblinded eyes and no hoodwink is applied. Then, halfway through the ceremony, he is blinded, and in that condition passes through the terrific tests, symbolic of a certain high stage upon the Path. TSR-V 197

 

Rays of Masonry

The seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order or Magic. Masons. Financiers. Great businessmen and organisers of all kinds. Executives are found with these energies in their equipment. DNA-I xiv

… the coming into incarnation of numbers of old magicians and occultists, and the rapid growth therefore of recognised psychic powers among the people. This psychism, being tinged with mentality and not being of a purely astral quality, will be even more dangerous than in Atlantean days, for back of it will be some degree of will, conscious purpose, and intellectual apprehension, and unless this is paralleled by the growth of spiritual realisation, and by the steady grip of the Ego upon the lower personality, a period of real danger may ensue. Hence the need of pointing out and of realising the menace, so that the truth of the inner life and the need of serving the race as an essential to advancement may be proclaimed far and wide.

Paralleling the incoming of this large band of seventh Ray magicians (some linked to the Brotherhood and some to the purely manasic groups) is the proposed advent of certain members of the Hierarchy (initiates below the fourth Initiation) and of certain disciples and probationers, all on this Ray and all true psychics, who hope through their endeavours to offset the vibrations, and ward off the menace incident to the advent of the other group. The arranging of this and the preparing of the way for them in the different countries, specially in Europe and North America, is occupying the attention at this time of the Master R– [The Master R. or Rakoczi, is the Hungarian Master, living at this time in Hungary, and is the Regent of Europe and America, under the “great Brotherhood.” He works through various organisations and movements including Masonry. He is one of the Masters who take pupils] and the Master H– TCF 455

Masonry–being on the first ray and emanating, consequently, from Shamballa–aids the process of visualisation. It gives colour and performance [Page 172] of a tangible kind to inner, subjective activity. Visualisation is a powerful agent in the evocation of the creative imagination. DNA-I

As you may have noted from some of our earlier tabulations, there is a definite relation between the first kingdom in nature, the mineral kingdom, and the final kingdom, the solar kingdom, the seventhand last to appear in manifestation upon our planet. There is a mysterious unity of response existing between the lowest kingdom in the scale of nature and the highest, between that which expresses the densest manifestation of the divine life and that which embodies its final and glorious consummation. This response is fostered by the play of the seventh ray, which produces those initial reactions to organised movement and ritual which, at the close of our great world period, will demonstrate the response of our entire solar system to the same basic seventh ray influence. What can now be seen in the organisation of a crystal, a jewel and a diamond, with their beauty of form and line and colour, their radiance and geometrical perfection, will appear likewise through the medium of the universe as a whole. The Grand Geometrician of the universe works through this [Page 373] seventh ray, and thus sets His seal upon all form life, particularly in the mineral world. This the Masonic Fraternity has actually always known, and this concept it has actually perpetuated symbolically in the great world cathedrals, which embody the glory of the mineral world and are the sign of the work of the Master Builder of the universe. TSR-I

Ray IV: Higher Expression: The Masonic work, based on the formation of the hierarchy, and related to the second ray.

Lower Expression: Architectural construction. Modern city planning.TSR-I 50

The construction of the tabernacle, or the building of the temporary forms is the work of the Divine Carpenter, whilst the building of the Temple of Solomon, or the construction of the more permanent structure is the work of the Supervising Architect. One concerns operative, and the other speculative Masonry in the true esoteric significance of the word. TCF 934

…the Masonic Work is magical work, being a reflection of the processes of initiation whereby the power of the spirit and the power of substance are brought together through the “magical work of the soul.” DNA-I 636

The Brand-new and esoteric psychology will be steadily developed. It will be apparent therefore that A Treatise on White Magic [Page 365] has actually a definitely seventh ray import, and this Treatise on the Seven Rays has actually also been sent forth in an effort to clarify the incoming spiritual influences. One of the first lessons that humanity will learn under the potent influence of the seventh ray is that the soul controls its instrument, the personality, through ritual, or through the imposition of a regular rhythm, for rhythm is what really designates a ritual. When aspirants to discipleship impose a rhythm on their lives they call it a discipline, and they feel happy about it. What groups do who are gathered together for the performance of any ritual or ceremony whatsoever (Church ritual, the Masonic work, the drill of the army or navy, business organisations, the proper functioning of a home, of a hospital, or of an entertainment, etc.) is of an analogous nature, for it imposes on the participants a simultaneous performance, an identical undertaking, or a ritual. No one on this earth can evade ritual or ceremonial, for the rising and the setting of the sun imposes a ritual, the cyclic passing of the years, the potent movements of the great centres of population, the coming and the going of trains, of ocean liners and of mails, and the regular broadcasting of the radio organisations,–all of these impose a rhythm upon humanity, whether this is recognised or not. Of these rhythms the present great experiments in national standardisation and regimentation are also an expression, as they demonstrate through the masses in any nation. TSR-1

The coming in of the violet ray, the seventh or Ceremonial Ray, has actually rendered this contact more easy of attainment than heretofore. It is therefore the ray on which approximation is possible, and in the use of ceremonial and of set forms, coupled to regulated rhythmic movement, will be found a meeting place for the two allied evolutions. In the use of ritual this will be apparent, and psychics are already bearing witness to the fact that both in the ritual of the Church and in that of Masonry this has actually been evidenced. More and more will this be the case, and it carries with it certain risks that will inevitably work themselves into common knowledge and thus affect in various ways the unwary sons of men. [Page 129] As you know, a definite effort is being made at this time by the Planetary Hierarchy to communicate to the devas their part in the scheme of things, and the part the human family must likewise play. The work is slow, and certain results are inevitable. It is not my purpose to take up with you in these letters the part that ritual and set mantric forms play in the evolution of devas and of men. I only desire to point out that danger for human beings lies in the unwise use of forms for the calling of the devas, in experimenting with the Sacred Word with the object in view of contacting the Builders who are so largely affected by it, and in endeavouring to pry into the secrets of ritual with its adjuncts of colour and of sound. Later on, when the pupil has actually passed the portal of initiation, such knowledge will be his, coupled with the necessary information that teaches him to work with the law. In the following of the law, no danger lurks. LOM

Under this seventh ray influence the Masonic Fraternity will come into a Brand-new and pronounced spiritual activity and begin to approximate its true function and to fulfill its long-seen destiny. One point it might be of interest here to note. During the period of the activity of the sixth ray the Fraternity fell into a crystallised and sectarian attitude, along with the several other grouped circles. It fell also into the snare of materialism, and the outer form has actually for centuries been of more importance in the eyes of Masons than the inner spiritual meaning. The symbols and the system of allegories have been emphasized, whilst that which they were intended to convey and to reveal to the initiated has actually been quite forgotten. Also, the trend of the attention of a lodge of Masons, and the main emphasis, has actually been potently placed on the function and place of the W.M., and not upon the inner significance of the work upon the floor of the Temple. The lodge has actually not been regarded as an integrated functioning entity. This must and will be changed, and the potency and the effectiveness of the lodge work and ceremonial will be demonstrated. [Page 369] It will be seen that in the regularity of the rituals and the sanctified formality of the ordained ceremonials lies the true meaning of the work and the use of the Word. The coming era of group work and power and of organised synthetic ritualistic activity will profoundly affect Masonry, as the importance of a central dominating figure passes out with the sixth ray influence and the true spiritual work and function of the lodge itself is understood. TSR-I

Information as to the invoking of devas in meditation cannot yet be safely given to individuals, though a beginning is being made with groups such as in the rituals of the Masons and of the Church. Formulas that put the lesser devas under the control of man will not yet he imparted. Human beings are not yet to be trusted with that power, for the majority are but animated by selfish desire and would misuse it for their own ends. It is deemed by the wise Teachers of the race,–as I think I have before said–that the dangers of too little knowledge are much less than the dangers of too much, and that the race can be more seriously hindered by the misapplication of powers gained by incipient occultists than it can by a lack of knowledge that engenders not karmic results. The powers gained in meditation, the [Page 90] capacities achieved by the adjustment of the bodies through meditation, the faculties developed in each vehicle by definite formulas in meditation, the manipulation of matter that is one of the functions of the occultist (the result of well-adjusted vehicles that respond perfectly to plane conditions) and the attainment of causal consciousness–a consciousness that carries with it the ability to include within itself all the lesser–are of too serious a character to be lightly disposed of, and in the training of man along these lines only those are encouraged by the teacher who can be trusted. Trusted in what sense? Trusted to think in group terms and not in terms of self, trusted to use the knowledge gained anent the bodies and the karma of environing associates solely for their wise assistance and not for selfish purposes, and trusted to use occult powers for the furtherance of evolution and for the development on all planes of the schemes of evolution as planned by the three Great Lords. LOM

On a peculiar group of devas who are the agents, or “mediates” between magicians (either white or black) and the elemental forces. This group is occultly known as “The Mediatory Seventh,” and is divided into two divisions:

a. Those working with evolutionary forces.

b. Those working with involutionary forces.

One group is the agent of constructive purpose, and the other of destructive. More need not be submitted anent this group as they are not easily contacted, fortunately for man, and can as yet only be reached by a particular group ritual accurately performed,–a thing as yet practically unknown. The Masons eventually will be one of the chief agents of contact, and as men are as yet not ready for such power as this will put into their hands, true masonry will develop but slowly. Nevertheless, under the magnetic force of this seventh Ray, the growth of masonry is inevitably sure. TCH 466-67

The use of coloured lights. These lights are played on the body of the disciple and effect a shaking-out process and a simultaneous stimulation of the atoms. This cannot be done till further information is given anent the Rays; when a man’s ray is known, stimulation will come from the use of his own colour, a building-in will be brought about by the use of his complementary colour, and disintegration of unwanted matter will be brought about by the use of an antagonistic colour. This knowledge will later on be communicated to the great bodies that hold [Page 336] custody of the Mysteries, the Church and the Masons. Wait, for the time is not yet. When the Mysteries are restored some of this information will be in the hands of the two bodies I refer to. LOM

the significance of the coming in of the present Ray of Ceremonial Law or Magic. It is the ray that deals with the building forces of nature, that concerns itself with the utilisation of the form intelligently by the life aspect. It is largely the ray of executive work, with the object of building, co-ordinating and producing cohesion in the four lower kingdoms of nature. It is distinguished largely by the energy which manifests itself in ritual, but this word ritual must not be narrowed down to its present use in connection with Masonic, or religious ritual. Its application is far wider than this, and includes the methods of organisation which are demonstrated in all civilised communities, such as in the world of commerce and of finance, and the great business organisations everywhere to be seen. Above all, its interest lies for us in the fact that it is the ray which brings opportunity to the occidental races, and through the medium of this life force of executive organisation, of government by rule and order, by rhythm and by ritual, will come the time wherein the occidental races (with their active, concrete mind, and their vast business capacity) can take initiation,–an initiation, we must remember, upon a ray which is temporarily recognised as a major ray. A large number of the initiates and [Page 183] those who have obtained adeptship in the last cycle, have been orientals and those in Hindu bodies. This cycle has actually been dominated by the sixth ray, which is just passing out, and the two preceding. In the preservation of equilibrium the time now comes when a period of attainment by occidentals will be seen, and this upon a ray suited to their type of mind. It is interesting to note that the oriental type attains its objective through meditation, with a modicum of executive organisation and ritual, and that the occidental will achieve largely through the organisation which lower mind produces, and a type of meditation of which intense business concentration might be considered an illustration. The one-pointed application of the mind by a European or American business man might be regarded as a type of meditation. In the purification of motive lying back of this application will come, for the occidental, his day of opportunity. IHS

Masonry emphasising certain forms of symbols–is nevertheless a germ or seed of future hierarchical effort when that effort is–at some later date–externalised on Earth. Masonry is governed by the seventh ray, and when certain important changes have been made and the Spirit of Masonry is grasped instead of the letter, then we shall see a Brand-new form of hierarchical endeavour appear to aid in the restoration of the ancient and sacred Mysteries among men. TSR-III 445-46

 

Esoteric Symbolism

These seven laws are the basis of all true psychological understanding and, when their influence is better grasped, man will arrive at real self knowledge. He will then be ready for the fourth initiation which releases him from all further need for rebirth. This is the truth which underlies the Masonic teaching, which is given under the symbolism of the first eighteen degrees. These can be divided into four groups of degrees:–Entered ApprenticeFellow Craft, (followed by the Mark degreeMaster Mason (followed by the H.R.A.) and the grouped degrees, four to seventeen, in the Scottish Rite. These seventeen degrees prepare the man for the fourth [Page 153] or fundamental degree, taken by a man who is a Master Mason. It can only be taken when the Master is in possession of the true Lost Word. He has actually risen from the dead; he has actually been entered, passed, and raised, and now can be perfected. Herein lies a great mystery. These seventeen degrees, leading to the first great step, (taken by the risen Master) are subjectively related to the seventeen laws which we have been considering. There is a parallelism worth noting between:–

1. The eighteen laws:–

a. The three major laws of the universe,

b. The seven minor laws of the solar system,

c. The seven basic laws of the soul, plus what we might call the great law of Deity Itself, the law of God’s synthetic purpose.

2. The eighteen subplanes through which man makes his way:–

a. The seven physical subplanes.

b. The seven astral or emotional-desire subplanes.

c. The four lower mental subplanes.

3. The eighteen degrees in Masonry, from that of the Entered Apprentice to that of the perfected initiate of the Rose Croix Chapter.

4. The eighteen centres of force with which the spiritual man has actually to work:

a. The seven centres in the etheric body.

b. The seven centres in the astral body.

c. The three rows of petals in the egoic lotus.

d. The “Jewel in the Lotus”, at the heart of the “flower of the soul”, which makes the eighteenth centre.

An understanding of these symbolic relations will do much to clarify the way of the soul in a body, and will constitute the basis of all true esoteric psychological study. TSR-II 153

…the fundamental Masonic symbol of the Eye of God which dominates everything within the Temple…

1. The Eye of God. Shiva is the first Person of the Trinity, the Destroyer, but at the same time the Final Absorber, the Whole and yet the part. This is the organ of the divine Will or Power, the Eye, through Whose directed gaze the power flows outward to its created Whole. In the case of the human spirit, it is the Monad.

2. The Eye of Vision, indicating this time not the directing energy, but the conscious Observer, the Soul, whether cosmic, solar or human.

3. The Eye that Knows. This is the disciple who, from stage to stage, reacts increasingly to the direction of the spiritual will and to the growth of sensitive response, and in both his brain and his mind consciousness in the three worlds knows. That knowledge is limited in the neophyte, deepening in the disciple and profound in the Master, but it is all related to vision. DNA-II 265

The only ritual which is [Page 228] still regarded as of value to the human family as a whole–particularly to the advanced person–is the Masonic Ritual. The reason for this is that it is a pictorial representation of the process of Creation, of the relation between God and man, of the Path of Return and also of those great Initiations through the means of which the liberated initiate passes into the Council Chamber of the Most High. But with the exception of this, the small petty rituals of position and of physical relations in respect to attitude and seating arrangements are regarded as unnecessary and as usurping frequently the attention which should be given to the work in hand. GWP 227-28

There has actually been much loose talk about the raising of the kundalini fire and much misapprehension in the matter. Let me assure you that it is most difficult to raise, and can only be done by a definite act of the will and through the intense mental focussing and concentrated attention of the man, seated on the throne of consciousness in the head. The Masonic tradition has actually the teaching clearly held in its beautiful ritual of the raising of the great Master-Mason. Only when there is united effort of a fivefold kind, and only after repeated failure, does the [Page 594] vivifying life course through the entire body and bring to life the true man.TWM

The passwords as used in Masonry based on the use of mantrams and some day when there is an Initiate Head to all these organisations (such as Masonry, various esoteric societies, and religious bodies) the old mantrams will be given back in pure form to the peoples. LOM 165

Herein is found the secret of the resurrection, viewing it in the planetary sense, a resurrection enacted also individually by each achieving son of God. This is the great Masonic secret, and the central mystery of the sublime or third degree in Masonry. It is sometimes occultly referred to as “the relation of death to the five life-giving energies seen working upon the third day of revelation.” TSR-I 264

The darkness of ignorance was chosen and man started, through desire, to work his way from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, from the unreal to the Real. Such is the great symbolic work of Masonry. It is an elucidation of the Way of Relinquishment. TSR-II 77

The first ray disciple has, therefore, to meet the requirements to the best of his ability and to follow the four stages of the technique of projection. When he has actually faithfully followed this outlined routine, personality and soul fusion has actually to be consciously attempted and to some measure achieved, and then these blended factors are held steady in the triadal light. Another point of focussed intention is now brought about, resulting in a Brand-new and still more dynamic tension. In the completed silence which results, the act of projecting the antahkarana is performed, [Page 515] and it is then carried forward on the impetus of a Word of Power. The symbolism connected with this lies behind the Masonic usage of the words, translated into English, “So mote it be,” uttered with the right hand stretched forth and signifying the embodied will of the Lodge, itself a symbol of the Will and Purpose of the Most High. TSR-V

Again the first two stages of Intention and Visualisation have been carefully followed and the four stages of the Projection have been carried through to their highest point. The vivid light of the second ray soul (the most vivid in this second ray solar system) dominates the light of form and radiates out to the triadal light. Then comes a moment of intense concentration and the peculiar Word of Power of the second ray is enunciated. Of this Word, the dual symbol SXPRULXS takes form in the mind of the disciple and signifies the assertion: “I SEE THE GREATEST LIGHT.” This statement has actually relation to the Central Spiritual Sun and not to the Heart of the Sun; it involves, if I might so express it, the most intense effort to see in the light the relation of the whole, and this is one of the most potent experiences to which the disciple can be subjected. It is not vision or even aspiration to see the vision. It is complete sight and of this the Masonic symbol of the “Eye of God,” the “All-Seeing Eye,” is the expression. It involves realisation of the light of the divine countenance; of this the light of the soul is the dim reflection. The disciple has actually learnt the significance of solar and lunar light (soul and form light), but this is something other. It is the great obliterating light of reality itself, revealing the fact of the higher Lighted Way which leads to Nirvana; Of this, the projected antahkarana is the stage first consciously realised by the disciple. TSR-V 517

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

Humanity is the treasure-residence of God (this is the great Masonic secret), for only in the human kingdom, as esotericists have long pointed out, are the three divine qualities found in their full flower and together. In man, God the Father has actually hidden the secret of life; in man, God the Son has actually secreted the treasures of wisdom and of love; in man, God the Holy Spirit has actually implanted the mystery of manifestation. Humanity, and humanity alone, can reveal the nature of the Godhead and of eternal life. TSR-I 312

…the secret of the Masonic story and of the slaying of the Master by the three most [Page 397] closely associated with Him in His death and burial. Masons will all recognise the three to whom I here refer. These three were the founders of the modern Jewish race. They were three advanced disciples who resented the command to enter, free and untrammelled, the place where light is to be found. They sought to hold that which they had gathered and to dedicate it to the service of God. Their unrecognised motive was love of riches and a desire to hold safe their gains.

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Curiously enough, this ancient race [Jewish], founded by the three who loved that which they had to offer more than that which they longed to take, were the originators of the Masonic tradition. Their history (and incidentally the history of humanity) is embodied in that dramatic ritual. The reward for their sincerity, for they revolted in utter sincerity, believing they knew best, was the permission to enact each year, on the return of the day when they might have entered into light, the story of the search for light. Because they had been so [Page 399] nearly resurrected from the death of earth into the life of light, the great tradition of the mysteries was started by them. They chose death and slew that which “had lived and which could have claimed reward”, and which could have spoken the word of power which would have caused the gates of resurrection to open wide.

We are told that these three swore an everlasting vow to stand together and never to desert each other. This vow down the ages they have kept; it has actually consequently produced that racial separativeness and community of interests which arouses the antagonism of other races. TSR-I

Virgo symbolises depths, darkness, quiet and warmth; it is the valley of deep experience wherein secrets are discovered and eventually “brought to light”; it is the place of slow, gentle and yet powerful crises and periodic developments which take place in the dark and yet which lead to light. It is the “blinded stage” which is found in Masonic rituals and which ever precedes the gift of light. Virgo stands for the “womb of time” wherein God’s plan (the mystery and the secret of the ages) is slowly matured and–with pain and discomfort and through struggle and conflict–brought into manifestation at the end of the appointed time. Today it would seem (curiously and convincingly) that we are entering into the eighth month of the gestation period; this is almost literally the case where humanity is concerned for–counting from Virgo to Aquarius, the sign into which we are now entering–we find that there are just eight signs: Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius, and this is surely the guarantee [Page 261] that the birth of the Brand-new age, of the Brand-new consciousness and the Brand-new civilisation and culture is inevitable and sure. TSR-III

 

Astrology

The formless nature of the influences of Gemini is strikingly borne out if the significance of Masonry is studied. This world-wide institution was, as I have earlier told you, organised under the influence and impulse of this sign and is governed by it in a most unusual manner. The format or exoteric symbolism of Masonry has actually frequently been changed during the millenia of years through which it has actually been active. Its present Jewish colouring is relatively modern and not necessarily enduring, but its significance and its history of unfoldment are the history of the indwelling Christ consciousness and of that inner light, and this must unalterably be continued. That which has actually entered through the two pillars of Hercules, the disciples (Jachin and Boaz), and through the sign Gemini, has actually entered to stay. TSR-III 346

Six forces meet in Gemini and, for this reason, the double triangle or King Solomon’s seal is one of the subjective symbols of this sign, linking it again with the Masonic tradition and indicating also again the essential dualism of this sign. All the inner potencies are, therefore, present and only the stabilising seventh ray energy is omitted from the dowry of the man born in Gemini. Thus we can easily account for the versatility of the Gemini subject. The effectiveness of Mercury is also enhanced in its interpretive aspect because the Gemini person can always find points of contact with people on nearly every ray. This is an interesting point to remember if you will realise that the great Masonic ritual was inaugurated under the influence of this sign, and yet the ray of ritual was omitted. This is due to the fact of reaction, producing opposition and therefore interplay and struggle. Hence the tests and trials of the Masonic procedure. TSR-III 364

There is little that I can say anent this matter that can be checked and proved, for the clue to the problem is to be found back in the very night of time and, literally, when the sun was in the constellation Gemini. At that time the two pillars were set up which, as all Masons know, are two great landmarks in Masonry. Hence the Jewish colouring of all the Masonic work, though it is not Jewish [Page 394] in the sense that that word conveys today. Who, therefore, if the facts are of such ancient import, shall say that I speak with accuracy, or establish the right or wrong nature of my conclusions? I but present the facts as I know them from my access to records more ancient than any known to man.TSR-I

Each age has actually left a reflection of a modern fivefold development upon it. Four ages have just passed away, astronomically speaking: Gemini, Taurus, Aries, and Pisces. Today Aquarius, the fifth age, is coming into power. In Gemini, its symbolical sign of the two pillars set its seal upon the Masonic Fraternity of the time [Page 127] and the two pillars of Jachin and Boaz to give them their Jewish names which are, of course, not their real names came into being approximately eight thousand years ago. Then came Taurus, the Bull, wherein Mithra came as the world Teacher and instituted the Mysteries of Mithras with an (apparent) worship of the Bull. Next followed Aries the Ram, which saw the start of the Jewish Dispensation which is of importance to the Jews and unfortunately of importance to the Christian religion, but of no importance to the untold millions in the other parts of the world; during this cycle came the Buddha, Shri Krishna and Sankaracharya; finally we have the age of Pisces the Fishes, which brought to us the Christ. The sequence of the Mysteries which each of the signs of the Zodiac embodies will be clarified for us by the Christ, because the public consciousness today demands something more definite and spiritually real than modern astrology, or all the pseudo-occultism so widely extant. ROC

On the reversed wheel, the Saturnian influence exhausts itself in Capricorn and the man is then free from karma and needs no presentation of opportunity for he stands a free initiate, a true Master Mason and can then proceed with world service undeterred and held back by no believed of self or selfish desire. He comes then under the influence of Uranus, that mysterious and occult planet. His will is focussed and developed by the Uranian influences and he develops into a leader. TSR-III 138

It is interesting to have in mind that Ray V governs the evolution of consciousness through the revolution of its triangle: Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. This is from the angle of hierarchical effort, as I earlier pointed out. Throughout human evolution, this major triangle governs the relation of humanity, through the mind, to the Hierarchy and the approach of that Hierarchy to the human centre of energy. Let me recall to your attention the following facts in this connection:

Sagittarius: The Approach of the Hierarchy. Lemurian in date. Proceeding steadily always. The PAST impetus then given still persists. Mental unfoldment. Instinct. Intellect. Intuition. The work of the Master Mason: To raise humanity to the mountain top of initiation.

Leo: The work of the Hierarchy. To raise the mass consciousness. The PRESENT. To capitalise on the original impetus of this sign. Psychic development. The growth of the response apparatus and the synthesis of the inner awareness. The work of the Entered Apprentice. To learn and acquire knowledge. [Page 493]

Aquarius: The Achievement of the Hierarchy. The self-consciousness of Leo gives place to the group consciousness of Aquarius. The FUTURE. The merging of the human centre Aquarius and the Hierarchy. Soul Expansion. Recognition of relation. The work of the Fellow Craft. The building and service of the temple of humanity. TSR-III

I earlier gave a hint upon which definite astrological [Page 64] computation could be based when I gave the time of the “Great Approach” of the Hierarchy to our planetary manifestation when individualisation took place and the fourth kingdom in nature appeared. I placed that stupendous event as happening 21,688,345 years ago. At that time the Sun was in Leo. The process then initiated upon the physical plane and producing outer physical events took approximately 5,000 years to mature and the Sun was in Gemini when the final crisis of individualisation took place and the door was then closed upon the animal kingdom.

It has actually been stated that Sagittarius governs human evolution, as the Sun was in that sign when the Hierarchy began its Approach in order to stimulate the forms of life upon our planet. Sagittarius, however, governed the period of the subjective approach.

The Sun was in Leo when physical plane individualisation took place as a result of the applied stimulation.

The Sun was in Gemini when this Approach was consummated by the founding of the Hierarchy upon the Earth. This is one of the great secrets which the Masonic Rituals typify, for the symbol of the sign, Gemini, is the source of the concept of the two pillars, so familiar to Masons. It might therefore be stated that, symbolically speaking,

1. Leo governs the E.A. degree.

2. Gemini governs the F.C. degree.

3. Sagittarius governs the degree of M.M. up to the episode of the raising of the Master, and that Capricorn governs the final part of the ceremony and the H.R.A. TSR-III

 

NEW GROUP WORLD SERVERS

An event is however transpiring upon earth which is, in its way, as momentous and as important as that crisis in Atlantean times when the physical, vital and astral bodies were coordinated and formed a functioning unit. Then the `yoga of devotion’ or bhakti yoga was initiated for the training of the aspirants at that time. A physical plane replica (as far as such a replica was then possible) was organised of those who could work devotedly and who could learn, through the use of ceremonial and pictures, some mode of activity which would carry on the hierarchical work on earth and thus constitute a training [Page 399] school for those who later would be confessed into the ranks of the Hierarchy. The remnants of this Atlantean group remain with us in the modern Masonic movements, and the work of the Hierarchy was thus perpetuated in sign and symbol. There has actually thus been preserved in the consciousness of the race a pictorial presentation of a momentous planetary condition which worked out in the human family in this threefold coordination. But it was primarily objective. Form and symbol, tool and furniture, temple and tone, office and externalities were the prominent factors; they veiled the truth and therefore preserved the ‘outer and visible form of an inner and spiritual’ reality. Only those were, in those days, allowed to participate in these mysteries and work who felt within themselves the longing and desire for the mystical vision, and who loved deeply and were devoted to the spiritual ideal. They were not required to possess active mentalities, and their intellectual powers were practically nil. They liked and needed authority: they learnt through ceremonial; they were devoted to the Great Ones Whose names and forms stood behind the office holders in the esoteric lodges. Mind entered not in. This must be remembered. There were no personalities.

Today, in the world, another great moment of crisis has actually arrived. I refer not to the present world condition, but to the state of the human consciousness. Mind has actually arrived at a functioning power, personalities are coordinated. The three aspects of man are being blended; another formation or precipitation from the Hierarchy of adepts has actually become possible. On the physical plane, without any exoteric organisation, ceremonials, or outer form, there is integrating–silently, steadily and powerfully–a group of men and women who will supersede eventually the previous hierarchical effort. They will supersede all churches, all groups, and all organisations and will [Page 400] eventually constitute that oligarchy of elect souls who will govern and guide the world.

They are being gathered out of every nation, but are gathered and chosen, not by the watching Hierarchy or by any Master, but by the power of their response to the spiritual opportunity, tide and note. They are emerging out of every group and church and party, and will therefore be truly representative. This they do, not from the pull of their own ambition and prideful schemes, but through the very selflessness of their service. They are finding their way to the top in every department of human knowledge, not because of the clamour they make about their own ideas, discoveries and theories, but because they are so inclusive in their outlook and so wide in their interpretation of truth that they see the hand of God in all happenings, His imprint upon all forms and His note sounding forth through every channel of communication between the subjective reality and the objective outer form. They are of all races; they speak all languages; they embrace all religions, all sciences and all philosophies. Their characteristics are synthesis, inclusiveness, intellectuality and fine mental development. They own to no creed, save the creed of Brotherhood, based on the one Life. They recognise no authority, save that of their own souls, and no Master save the group they seek to serve, and humanity whom they deeply love. They have no barriers set up around themselves, but are governed by a wide tolerance, and a sane mentality and sense of proportion. They look with open eyes upon the world of men and recognise those whom they can lift and to whom they can stand as the Great Ones stand,–lifting, teaching and helping. They recognize their peers and equals, and know each other when they meet and stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow workers in the work of salvaging humanity. It does not matter if their terminologies differ, their interpretations of symbols [Page 401] and scriptures vary, or their words are few or many. They see their group members in all fields–political, scientific, religious, and economic–and give to them the sign of recognition and the hand of a brother. They recognise likewise Those who have passed ahead of them upon the ladder of evolution and hail Them Teacher, and seek to learn from Them that which They are so eager to impart.

This group is a product of the past and upon that past I will touch; I will also indicate the present situation and forecast somewhat the general lines along which their association and future work will run. That such a group is forming is true and holds a good augury for the coming decades. In quiet and subtle ways they are already making their presence felt but theirs is as yet primarily a subjective influence. TWM

It is for this end that the teaching anent the New Group of World Servers was given out broadcast. This is the first attempt to form a group which would work as a group and attempt a world task. They can act as an intermediate group between the world of men and the Hierarchy. They stand between what is occultly called the “dead Master” and the “living Masters.” Masons will understand what is here described. The true esotericist will also see the same truth from another angle. DNA-II 180

 

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Sirius was an object of wonder and veneration to all ancient peoples throughout human history. In the ancient Vedas this star was known as the Chieftain’s star; in other Hindu writings, it is referred to as Sukra, the Rain God, or Rain Star. The Dog Star is additionally described as, “he who awakens the gods of the air, and summons them to their office of bringing the rain.”

Sirius was an object of wonder and veneration to all ancient peoples throughout human history. Once upon a time in a land called Khem… [chemistry – alchemy] Sirius was a quite important star to the ancient Egyptians, who called it the Star of Isis or the Nile Star. About 5,000 years ago, the helical rising of Sirius occurred earlier, around June 25.

 

 

When the Egyptians saw Sirius rising just before the Sun they knew it would certainly soon be time for the flooding  inundation of the Nile River, around which, all Egyptian life was woven. They depended upon the flooding of the Nile for the fertility of their lands.

 

 

It was up to the Egyptian priests, who attended to the calendar, to sight the first rising of Sirius. At the ancient temple of Isis-Hathor at Denderah, is a beautiful statue of Isis, located at the end of an aisle flanked by large columns. The statue was oriented to the rising of Sirius and priests would certainly place a jewel in the goddess’ forehead so that the light from the returning star would certainly fall on the gem.

When the Egyptian priests saw the light of Sirius upon the gem on the statue of Isis they would certainly announce to the people that the brand-new Year had begun.

For example, in the temple of Isis-Hathor at Dedendrah, Egypt, appears the inscription, “Her majesty Isis shines into the temple on brand-new Year’s Day, and she mingles her light along with that of her father on the horizon.” The Arabic word Al Shi’ra resembles the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian names suggesting a common origin in Sanskrit, in which the name Surya, the Sun God, simply means the “shining one.”

 

 

According to Lockyear, in 3285 BCE Sirius had replaced Draconis as the star marker of the Summer Solstice and the beginning of the Egyptian brand-new Year.

The star was used as an orientation point especially at Thebes and became identified along with Isis.

The Temple of Isis-Hathor at Denderah constructed in 700 BCE is oriented to this star through the northern opening of the central passage. On the temple wall is a zodiac square which shows the star.

This is the period of time Sirius disappears from the sky sequenced in the myth when Isis is hiding until the birth of her son, Horus. Eventually the star reappears after Horus is born, i.e. resurrection. The first time each year in which Sirius appears is called the heliacal rising of Sirius.

In Egypt this would certainly be in the month of Thoth.

They would certainly return ‘out of the blue’  at the time of the flooding, the return to the collective unconscious.

Creators – Guardians – ‘God/Dog’ – Dog Star  would certainly live beyond the stars in a higher realm of consciousness.

It would certainly occur close to the Summer solstice and the time of the Nile’s inundation.

This happened yearly, between June and September, in a season the Egyptians called akhet, the inundation. This was seen by the Egyptians as a yearly coming of the god, Hapi bringing fertility to the land. The first signs of the inundation were seen at Aswan by the end of June, reaching its swelling to its fullest at Cairo by September. The flood would certainly then decrease in size around two weeks later, leaving behind a deposit of rich, black silt. The amount of silt left behind due to the height of the Nile determined the amount of crops that the Egyptians could grow, if the inundation was too low, it would certainly be a year of famine.

 

 

The helical rising marked the beginning of the brand-new Year which was held to be controlled by Isis.

Sirius was revered as the Nile Star, or Star of Isis, by the ancient Egyptians. Its annual appearance just before dawn at the Summer Solstice, June 21, heralded the coming rise of the Nile, upon which Egyptian agriculture depended. This helical rising is referred to in lots of temple inscriptions, where the star is known as the Divine Sepat, identified as the soul of Isis.

In the temple of Isis-Hathor at Dedendrah, Egypt, appears the inscription, “Her majesty Isis shines into the temple on brand-new Year’s Day, and she mingles her light along with that of her father on the horizon.”

 

 

The Arabic word Al Shi’ra resembles the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian names suggesting a common origin in Sanskrit, in which the name Surya, the Sun God, simply means the “shining one.”

For 35 days before, and 35 days after the Sun conjuncts it on July 4, the star Sirius is hidden by the Sun’s glare.

The ancient Egyptians refused to bury their dead during the 70 days Sirius was hidden from view, because it was believed Sirius was the doorway to the afterlife, and the doorway was believed to be closed during this yearly period.

In mythology the dog Sirius is one of the watchmen of the Heavens, fixed in one place at the bridge of the Milky Way, keeping guard over the abyss into incarnation. Its namesake the Dog Star is a symbol of power, will and steadfastness of purpose, exemplifying the initiate who has actually succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness.

Located just below the Dog Star there exists a constellation called Argo, the Ship. Astrologically that area in the sky has actually been known as the river of stars which is a gateway to the ocean of higher consciousness.

The Chinese recognised this area as the bridge between heaven and hell ~ the bridge of the gatherer, the judge. In the higher mind are gathered the results of the experiences of the personality.

Between each life the Soul judges its past progress, and additionally the conditions needed to aid its future growth. As long as it is attached to desire, sensation, and needs experiences, the Soul continues to come into incarnation. Until it is perfected, the Soul cannot pass over, or through the Bridge.

The association of Sirius as a celestial dog has actually been consistent throughout the classical world; even in remote China, the star was identified as a heavenly wolf. In ancient Chaldea (present day Iraq) the star was known as the “Dog Star that Leads,” or it was called the “Star of the Dog.” In Assyria, it was said to be the “Dog of the Sun.” In still older Akkadia, it was named the “Dog Star of the Sun.”

The association of Sirius along with a celestial dog has actually been consistent throughout the classical world; even in remote China, the star was identified as a heavenly wolf.

In ancient Chaldea (present day Iraq) the star was known as the “Dog Star that Leads,” or it was called the “Star of the Dog.”

In Assyria, it was said to be the “Dog of the Sun.”

In still older Akkadia, it was named the “Dog Star of the Sun.”

In Greek times Aratus referred to Canis Major as the guard-dog of Orion, following on the heels of its master, and standing on its hind legs along with Sirius carried in its jaws. Manilius called it the “dog along with the blazing face.” Canis Major (large dog) appears to cross the sky in pursuit of the hare, represented by the constellation Lepus under Orion’s feet. The concept of the mind slaying the real can be seen in the tales which relate the dog as the hunter and killer – the hound from hell.

There is a remarkable analogy in the Chinese double meaning of the word Spirit and the word Sing (star). The words for soul and essence in Chinese, Shin and Sting, are often interchangeable, as they are in the English language. It is said that the fixed stars, and their domain, contain the essences or souls of matter … a living soul is a higher essence of matter, and when evolved may additionally be called a star. These stars and essences become gods. Like souls, stars are regarded as having divine attributes. Stars look down from regions of chaotic, violent, purity on the world of humanity and influence the energies of mankind invisibly, but most powerfully.

Thoth the Scribe used the sacred geometry of the stars to write our program by placing coded messages in the heavens for you to find.

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The fact that the Arabic word “shiaara,” the equivalent of the star Sirius, appears only in Surat an-Najm, meaning only “star,” 49 is particularly striking. Because, considering the irregularity in the movement of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, as their starting point, scientists discovered that it was actually a double star. Sirius is actually a set of two stars, known as Sirius A and Sirius B. The larger of these is Sirius A, which is also closer to the Earth and the brightest star that can be seen along with the naked eye. Sirius B, however, cannot be seen without a telescope. The Sirius double stars orbit in ellipses about one another.

The point requiring attention here is the double, bow-shaped orbit of the two stars around one another.

However, this scientific fact, the accuracy of which was only realised in the late 20th century, was miraculously indicated in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago. When verses 49 and 9 of Surat an-Najm are read together, this miracle becomes apparent:

… it is He Who is the Lord of Sirius, (Qur’an, 53: 49)
He was two bow-lengths away or even closer. (Qur’an, 53:9)
[He is] the Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, “Be!” and it is. (Qur’an, 2:117)

Now get ready for a real scientific miracle. Sirius is actually a double star. Friedrich Bessel was watching the movement of the star in 1843 and 1844. He noticed small irregularities in the orbit of Sirius A which lead him to the conclusion that there exist an unseen companion who along with his gravity interfere along with the path of Sirius A. Eighteen years later, in 1862, Alvin Clark, American astronomer, and telescope constructor actually discovered a star near Sirius A.

Later it was established that the star moves by the elongated elliptical orbit around Sirius A in a period of 49.9 years. Sirius A and Sirius B orbit around their gravitational field for 49.9 years and during that circulation, they made two bows as they are travelling in their orbits. Now look at the numbers of the verses! The Number of the verses are 9 and 49! Further, the Quran mentions „two bows“ in these verses, and that is the way they orbit around each other!
Isn’t this an incredible revelation.

The word Sirius, derived from Seirios/Seirious/Seiros, sparkling or scorching. Plutarch called it Prooptes, the Leader, which well agrees along with its character, and is an almost exact translation of its Euphratean, Persian, Phoenician, and Vedic titles; kuon, kuon seirios, kuon aster, Seirios aster, Seirios astron, or simply to astron, and were its names in early Greek astronomy and poetry.

Koran Sura 42:29 implies the existence of life elsewhere in the universe — in the heavens as well as here on earth:

“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the
living creatures that He has actually scattered through them: and He has actually power to
gather them together when He wills.” (Qur’an 42:29)

Al-Tareeq is an Arabic word meaning “the comer by night.” Sirius is a star which appears in the sky just before dawn, so why is there an apparent conflict between (53:49) which points to Sirius and (86:1) which defines that star to be “the comer by night”. When you look closely at this scenario, it make sense that one needs to define “comer.” The meaning of word “comer” is “a person or thing likely to succeed”, and in turn the word “succeed” means “come after”, so the meaning of Al-Tareeq becomes “the star that comes after night”, which is exactly what Sirius does, it arrives in the sky early morning before dawn.

(86:1) By the sky and Al-Taareq (the comer by night).

(86:2) Do you know what Al-Taareq (comer by night) is?

(86:3) The bright star.

The Koran (Qur’an) makes a special point of calling God (Allah) the Lord of Sirius.
“…He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star)” (Sura 70:4, “The Star”)
Also called the dog-star, Sirius was worshiped by the Arabians at the time of the Muslim prophet, Mohammed (570 – 632 AD), and worshipped by the ancient Egyptians in pre-historic times.

So the question which comes to mind is for what reason would certainly God specifically say that He is the Lord of Sirius?

To answer this question we have actually to step into the history of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Sirius was deemed as god by the ancient Egyptians; Sothis (Egyptian name for Sirius) was identified along with the great goddess Isis who formed a part of a triad along with her husband Osiris and their son Horus. The ancient Greeks observed that the appearance of Sirius heralded the hot and dry summer, and feared that it caused plants to wilt, men to weaken, and women to become aroused. Due to its brightness, Sirius would certainly have actually been noted to twinkle more in the unsettled weather conditions of early summer. To Greek observers, this signified certain emanations which caused its malignant influence. Anyone suffering its effects was said to be astroboletos (ἀστροβόλητος) or “star-struck.” It was described as “burning” or “flaming” in literature. The season following the star’s heliacal rising (i.e. rising along with the Sun) came to be known as the Dog Days of summer. The inhabitants of the island of Ceos in the Aegean Sea would certainly offer sacrifices to Sirius and Zeus to bring cooling breezes, and would certainly await the reappearance of the star in summer. If it rose clear, it would certainly portend good fortune; if it was misty or faint then it foretold (or emanated) pestilence. Coins retrieved from the island from the 3rd century BC feature dogs or stars along with emanating rays, highlighting the significance of Sirius.

 

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“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you

If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star as dreamers do

(Fate is kind, she brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing)

Like a bolt out of the blue, fate steps in and sees you thru
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true”

 

 

This ceremony bears the greatest significance of all during the year, resolving as it
does the paradox of death and subsequent rebirth. So shall it be performed along with the
utmost solemnity, yet additionally along with highest rejoicing.

At some time before one o`clock in the morning of this day, the altar should be spread
along with a bright red cloth of rich material, such as velvet or heavy silk. Twelve red
candles should be arranged in a circle at it`s center. In their midst set a golden
basin full of ashes. At one end of the altar place a vase holding holly sprigs, fresh
and full-berried, mixed along with sprays of juniper and cedar; and at the other end, a flask
of young red wine, along with goblets sufficient for all who will attend the ceremony.

The robes should be additionally of red, but at the inception of the ceremony these should be
covered up as much as possible by a wide black shawl or long cloak, worn over the head
as well. All ornament and all decoration of the clothing should be of gold, but like-wise
worn well hidden as the ceremony begins.

When it is just one o`clock, the leader of the celebrants should be waiting outside the
closed door to the ceremonial chamber, cloaked as has actually been prescribed, holding a lighted
golden candle in a brass candlestick, and a bell of brass. The leader shall then ring the
bell once, and one of the celebrants within the still darkened chamber shall say:

Who wakes us from the eternities of night?

The leader shall reply:

A star, a stranger, sent to bring thee light.

Some other, within, shall say:

No light of thine can raise our fallen sun.
And we are dead, because his light is gone.
Thy light as well must dim for want of breath,
Yet enter; share our darkness, and our death.

The door shall be opened, and the leader shall enter,
bearing the candle. The others now say:

Thou bringest here an unfamiliar flame-
Now tell to us thine origin and name.

The leader shall answer thus:

If thou couldst see beyond the window there,
My likeness as a beacon would certainly appear;
I live in regions far beyond thy sun-
The star thou callest Sirius is my home.
The great sun Sirius! who , though a star
To thy short vision, flung from him so far,
Stands sun of suns, and monarch to thy king.
So by his might, he sendeth me to bring
This fragment of his light, a little spark
To kindle thee from sleep, and from the dark.

Another shall say next:

Return upon thy wings of foreign fire,
And tell thy king that we are past despair;
Our bones are bare, no warmth from them may grow.
We ask no gift, nor know to use one now.

The leader shall reply:

But if your sun should burn and live again,
would certainly he not raise you along with him to his throne?
This light I bear, though, but a candle gleam,
Reveals to thee the vision I have actually seen:
The sun is living still! Nor did he die:
His strength is only hidden from this sky,
But where I watch, from Sirius` flame,
I see him burning evermore the same.
None die but thee, and only by thy will
Can autumn wound, and bitter winter kill.
I bring thee vision, fire, and this word;
That from his ashes, like a wakened bird,
Shall sun leap upward, bearing on his wings
The hues of every earthly bird that sings.

Another shall then ask:

If this be so, how shall we see him rise?

The leader shall answer:

This moment, on this day, before thine eyes!

The leader shall then advance to the altar, and taking up a
handful of ashes from the basin, scatter them over the unlit
candles, after which, along with the burning candle, lighting the
others. Then, setting the golden candle down before the circle
of red ones, throwing back the black cloak to reveal the red
robes beneath, the leader should say this:

Behold now Sirius, sun of suns, star of thy stars,
Though in my sky thou art invisible;
Yet I descend in the guise of flesh, bearing truth,
To succour such as ye, poor ashen creatures
Sunk to madness and to sleep.
Though I am cosmos to thy dust,
Radiance to thy shadow, noon to the night,
Still thou art the children of thy sun, and he is yet my kin.
Therefore art thou flesh and blood of mine as well,
And thus I give thee here my gift, my vision:
Infinite sight, when thou wert doomed to blindness;
Light, when thou wert dead along with darkness;
Wings, when thou had believed all wings unfeathered,
fallen, failed.
Rise up then, children of the sun.
Rise to his dawn, reborn.
And feathered in the colors of his infant fire:
For what was true at noon is true as well at night:
The universe is ever an immortal phoenix,
Whose death is but his birth;
Nor is the earth an exile from his breast,
Where he spreads burning wings across all space;
Where his radiance expands, there dwells all dust,
Flawed, fallen, mutable,
Yet no less the flesh from whence springs light;
And where the darkness ceases,
Where even one poor mote of dust
Shall flaw the sphere of silence
There may grow som sun, some earth, and fairest life.
And I, Sirius, burning eye of space see all of these,
And give to thine own eye, all that I see.
Rise then along with me,
Rise to the immortal phoenix I proclaim,
And take our radiance for thine own.

Then all shall fling aside their dark cloaks and stand
revealed in equal glory. The wine shall next be poured, and
all shall drink while this is said (as it once before was said at
the ceremony for the Summer Solstice)

Now we shall arise,
Now we shall ascend,

Now we are assumed
In the greater fire
Of thy golden sphere,
O perfect golden king,
Never to descend,
Nor to be consumed:
Now our wings are fixed
In thy heart of amber,
Now our faces fixed
In thine eye of flame,
Now our names recorded
In this single moment,
Evermore to burn
As everlasting brands
Upon the endless dark.

Then the leader, as Sirius, shall say:

Remember always this:
That darkness bends to light,
That death is only flight
Along the curve of space;
And every sword of ice
Is yet a crystal fair
That breaks the body`s fire
To colors still more clear:
Then live redeemed from fear,
And when thou seest me
Thy winter`s crystal star,
A covenant, though far
From all that we say here,
Remember how this day
I resurrect the year,
And end thy deep despair:
For flame and further flame
Break forth from all that seems
To die, but is not dead-
Though blood and flesh be shed,
By this all fires are fed.

Then the others should recite these words, spoken additionally at
the Summer Solstice:

What is wound
About the sun
May in no way wise
Be undone:
Though the seasons
Cloud his reign,
Still we find him
Free from stain;
Fallen even
Into ruin,
He shall stand
As now we see him:
Crowned along with gold,
Wreathed in joy,
Substance death
Shall not destroy.

Then shall the leader take up the gold candle, still lighted,
bow to all, and go out, leaving the door open. The others
may soon follow, but the twelve red candles should be left to
burn down until they are consumed. So this ceremony ends,
and the universal cycle is renewed.

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References to Sirius in ‘Outside the Circles of Time’ -Kenneth Grant

p160 ‘Our solar system is serviced by a particular stream through the space-time continuum that has actually several potent termina. The Sol-Sirius link is a major one…’

p160 ‘One ray of the Andromedan transmission is aimed at Sirius, which receives it, tightens its coherence and relays it to Sol. Sirius is a secondary lens for systems besides our own.’

p160 ‘Not only are there planetary Sirians in individual flesh-bodies like us, but Sirius itself is an intelligent entity. He/They have actually been responsible for giving us the words and formulae by which the essence of an Aeon is defined and manifested…’

p160 ‘And in all this, Andromeda remains our local primary collector-transmitter. Sol is the receiver, decoder, and Center for the planets.’

p161 ‘”All I had to do was let go, and she (i.e. Andromeda) drew me up and through the channel described above – through Sol and Sirius – and into the very blazing heart of her.’

p49 ‘ The latter is represented astronomically by the Sirius complex, along with its son and daughter stars – Sirius’A’ and Sirius’B’.’

p52 ‘… the Wise One who manifests from alien dimensions, typified by Sirius.

p111 ‘The Star or Soul of Nu Isis is the Dog Star (Sirius) which radiates its mystereous energies from the transaeonic gulfs of inner space by the Formulae of 718 and 789.’

p112 ‘The Aeon of Horus … is the aeon of Fire and of the atomic cults; of Mars in its fully disintegrative aspect. His Star is the Pentagram of Set, the’Son behind the Sun’, represented astronomically by the Star of Isis, which is Sirius. Horus is the son of this God, and the sun or father of our solar system. He is Hrumachis, son of the Star, Sirius. The Star is therefore the key to the Aeon of Horus.’

p130 ‘… the stone Chintamani is alleged to have actually been brought from another world, from one of the solar systems in the constellation of Orion (i.e. Horus), probably Sirius.’

p131 ‘The allusion to the mani stone as a stone (of precious water) from the Star of Set (Sirius); of the Tower of Shambhala (Harmony/Truth/Maat) of which the stone is the glowing crest-gem…’

p132 ‘… three facets or fragments of the Chintamani – are cabalistically equivalent to the number of the Dog of Sirius…’

p134 ‘The threefold Stone comprising Sirius A, B and C is therefore mystically represented by Kether and the Ain beyond. Achad’s triple Chintamani proves to be Sirius, the source of the extra-terrestrial Current…’

p139 ‘… thus fusing the two currents composed of the magical influences emanating from Sirius and Andromeda. Sirius,’the Sun behind the Sun’ beams the energies of the Aeon of Horus, Andromeda those of the Aeon of Maat.’

p148 ‘According to AL.III.2, “there is a word not known”. This word we may suppose to be known to Lam, who, as already mentioned, is the link between the Aeons of Horus and Maat via the star-systems Sirius and Andromeda.’

p154 ‘If the two S’s be abstracted from Ipsos, Ipo remains. This is a word meaning’to shine forth’; it derives from an Egyptian word AF, a name of the sun in the lower hemisphere. SS (the Silver Star) is the Star Sirius, the sun behind the sun.’

p155 ‘The number of Ipo is 160, which is the number of’Tonal’, the world of phenomena in Castaneda’s system. The Nagual is to the Tonal what Sirius is to the Sun in the lower hemisphere. This brings to bear a direct beam of influence from Sirius to earth from Nagual to Tonal via the Pylon of Ipsos Lam.’

p187 ‘As the 93 current is directed from the intelligence manifesting to earth-astronomy as the Star Sirius, the Maat Current has actually its impetus-focus in the Andromeda Galaxy. This is not to say that the energies originate in Andromeda, but that it is the directional lens whereby the final reception occurs on earth via the Sirius-Sol relay link.’

p195 ‘The’trees of Eternity’ are thereby connected mystically along with the concept of Sirius.’

p195 ‘And this explains another obscure matter, for Hrumachis (or Hor-Makhu; see AL.III.34) means’Horus of the Star’. He is the Opener of the Year, as Sirius is the Opener of the Year, and his influence is known as the Sun behind the Sun. Hrumachis, therefore, is Sirius.’

p212 ‘The Star is assigned to He, the ultimate opening, or window, on to Universe’B’. This Star, symbolized by the Daughter, is Sothis or Sirius.’

p220 ‘Another name of the Forgotten Ones – Nagrikshamish – contains proof of connection along with Sirius which links the brand-new revelation of Maat along with the Aeon of Horus…’

References to Sirius in ‘The Magical Revival’ -Kenneth Grant

p52 ‘…Saturn, therefore, is the power behind Venus, as Sirius us the power behind the Sun. These two great Stars (Set and Horus) are therefore symbolically identical, and in this way also is Venus transcended in Sirius…’

p60 ‘…Also, Thoth, the Moon-god, was originally the God of Sirius, identical along with the Star-God Set, before the luni-solar mode of reckoning time supplanted the stellar reckoning. …’

p67 ‘…Set is the initiator, the Opener of mans’ consciousness to the rays of the Undying God typified by Sirius – the Sun in the South…’

p139 ‘…The soul is the astral shade, the stellar light in darkness represented by Set and Sirius; the spirit is the solar body of light represented by the sun. …’

p211 ‘…These are the electro-magnetic lightnings that permeate Space; they are concentrated symbolically in the sphere of Sirius, the sun in the South. …’

p226 ‘…Sirius was the primordial star of all time, as the duplicator or renewer (of time cycles). He was known in Egypt as the Doubling One.’

References to Sothis in ‘Cults of the Shadow’ -Kenneth Grant

p52 ‘…So powerful was this primeval African cult of the Mother of the Seven Stars, and for such long ages did it endure, that Khebt or Kheft became the name of Egypt itself, and the first of its terrestial nomes was dedicated to the star Sothis. …’

References to Sirius in ‘Nightside of Eden’ -Kenneth Grant

p14 ‘The phenomenal child, typical of the’base of the abyss, who is twin as Set-Horus, or Haoor-paar-Kraat unmanifest, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit manifest. Their astronomical analogues as Sirius’A’ (Horus) and Sirius’B’ (Set).’

p113 ‘In the Bundahish the waters are identified along with time, and the ass is the’special assistant of Sothis in keeping correct time, or in preserving the waters pure by his micturation, which destroys the creatures of corruption.”

p113 ‘Massey compares the ass along with Noah, both being true time-keepers. This can be understood as meaning that both the ark of Noah, Nuits’ arch, the ass or fundament, are, like the moon and Sothis, regulators of periodic time.’

p224 ‘As explained in the Typhonian Trilogy, the star Sirius or Sothis is the Star of the A.A. (Argenteum Astrum; the Silver Star). It was thus the source of humanitys’ contact along with extra-terrestrial influences, and the system of attainment taught in the mundane Order of the A.A., even though now hidden, is of truly extra-terrestrial origin.’

References to Sirius in ‘Hecate’s Fountain’ -Kenneth Grant

p42 ‘Hoor-paar-Kraat means literally’the Hoor, or Heir, of the Dwarf’. The dwarf (kraat), in its occult function, is the manikin or magical’child’ which concentrates within itself the will of the magician. Its astronomical type is Sirius’B’, the dark dwarf of immensely concentrated energy which accompanies Sirius’A’, represented by Ra-Hoor-Khuit.’

p48 ‘…some of the alchemical interpretations that have actually gradually gained currency and obscured the gnosis of the genuine Stellar Tradition which is revived in AL (Book of the Law). The Star implied is Sirius, the Silver Star and its kalas which are embodied in the terrestrial representatives of Nuit.’

p132 ‘The episode in question featured a small hand-bell fashioned in the region of the Uppar Volta, not far removed from the Place of the Dogon tribes, in which are preserved the myths of human traffic along with Sirius.’

p140 ‘In its more esoteric signification, 101 indicates’Emme ya’ or’Star of Women’, which has actually been localized as’a planet around Sirius’.’

p151 ‘311 is also the number of AISh, meaning’man’, the opening sylable of Manifestation, a word of numerous implications in the Cult of Maat. These numbers demonstrate unequivocally the connection between The Star (Sirius), the Daughter (Qoph Nia), and the Man.’

p44 ‘The circle (mother) and the triangle(son) meet in the yantra of Kali, the goddess of time and periodicity, and in the Masonic Seal of Sirius.’

p46 ‘Sirius marked the transition from the Sabean reckoning of Time by the Great Bear, to the later reckoning by the apparent revolution of the sun.’

p46 ‘The Siriac invasion on the other hand was post delluvian. the bright star of Sirius was the sun which in later symbolism became confused along with the solar orb of the terrestrial system. The dog-star not only regulated time in heaven, it also announced the periodic deluge on earth…’

p51 ‘The stellar tradition in Egypt retained its allegiance to Sut, but the followers of Horus transferred their loyalty from Orion to the sun, the solar race having absorbed Orion. Sut-Anush then became Sut-Har under his Sun-and-Sirius type…’

p54 ‘The insignia of the Royal Arch Degree embody the glyph of Stellar Gnosis typified by the seven stars of Typhon and the Blazing Star Sirius.

p56-59 ‘…the original god was the sun behind the sun, viz. Sirius,

p229 ‘Again, the 50 hot days ascribed to Set are an analogue of the blasting heat reported in connection along with the proximity of UFOs. 50 is also the cycle or’period’ of Sirius’B’, the dark star typifying the’infinitely small, atomic point’, Hadit or Set.’

References to Sirius in ‘Beyond The Mauve Zone’ -Kenneth Grant

p97 ‘The Four Signs, plus the Sign of Sirius (the Dog), comprehend also the five’M’s’, or Makaras which effect the prana(s) and apana(s) which are in turn controlled by the Fire Snake:…’

p120 ‘Together along with Sirius, Andromeda is a constellation of paramount importance in the Horus Maat Gnosis.’

p139 ‘The oracle is MANO, a mountain in Tibet in which tablets of buried gold were discovered in the nineteenth century. The tablets bore witness to visitors from Venus (Isis) and Sirius (Set).’

p152 ’52 is the number of Caleb (KLB),’a dog’, a pointer at the Order of the Silver Star (Sirius) which is the focus of the transplutonic forces Nu Isis.’

p173 ‘The microcosmic analogy might be expressed as follows. The Fire Snake (Sirius/Osiris) rises, returns to earth (Muladhara), then rises again bearing in its coils or mummy-swathings the rich ungents of embalmments (kalas).

p177 ‘The influence of brand-new Isis, Sirius, and Arachne, represented by the 13th zodiacal sign (hoax or Hexe) and linked along with the Aeon of Zain via the power of the Double Current (Gemini)…’

p180 ‘Sirius 64 is the’perfect number of Matter’, Maat, as 8 x 8, or Isis in her fullest manifestation.’

p183 ‘Her’son’, Sirius or Sothis, was the manifestation of the Mother in the South where he represented the eighth and brightest luminary to her seven, the height or culmination of her light as the Dog Star, the’Son behind the Sun (Horus).’

p192 ‘The voudon input provides an glimpse of a vast range of mythico-religious symbologies that united under ground (i.e. in the Tunnels of Set) and which constitute a potent magical magnet for attracting the cosmic streams of power radiating from Nu Isis via Sirius and other Stellar foci.’

p197 ‘The Aeon of Maat consists of two overlapping phases which Fr. Achad has actually distinguished as the Mother-Cycle and the Daughter-Cycle. The distinction is traceable in the astro-mythos as the Woman and her Dog (Canis Major/Canis Minor), and, in the earlier Stellar Tradition of the southern hemisphere, as the dog-star Sirius.’

p227 ‘The re-juxtaposition of numbers 318/813 hints at the’Sun behind the sun’ (i.e. Sirius) which, combined along with ChVDSh (318), the’virgin moon”, evokes the IRQCh (318),’ungents’ or’perfumes’ (kalas) of the lunar current’

p408 ‘Its African counterpart is indicated by ALHIM (646), the parent of the Sun of our solar system, the Sun behind the Sun: which, according to the Koran, Sura, I iii, is “the Star ” – Sirius, the Star of Set or Isis-Sothis.’

This puts a whole brand-new spin/perspective revelation on the importance of Sirius, in all aspects of how considerable this star is, making contact, and the continuous flow of UFO activity and phenomena that`s stellar/inter-related…

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Is it simply due to the fact that it is the brightest star in the sky? Or is it also because humanity has actually an ancient, mysterious connection with it?

It is over twenty times brighter than our sun and is twice as massive. At night time, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and its blue-white glare never failed to amaze star gazers since the dawn of time. No wonder Sirius has actually been revered by practically all civilisations. But is there more to Sirius than meets the eye?

Artifacts of ancient civilizations have revealed that Sirius was of a great importance in astronomy, mythology and occultism.

Mystery schools consider it to be “sun behind the sun” and, therefore, the true source of our sun’s potency. If our sun’s warmth keeps the physical world alive, Sirius is considered to keep the spiritual world alive. It is the “real light” shining in the East, the spiritual light, where as the sun illuminates the physical world, which is considered to be a grand illusion.

Associating Sirius with the divine and even considering it as the estate of humanity’s “great teachers” is not only embedded in the mythology of a few primitive civilizations: It is a widespread belief that has actually survived (and even intensified) to this day.

In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was regarded as the crucial star in the sky. In fact, it was astronomically the foundation of the Egyptians’ entire religious system.

“This ancient people (Egyptians) knew that once every year the Parent Sun is in line with the Dog Star.
Therefore, the Great Pyramid was so constructed that, at this sacred moment, the light of the Dog Star fell upon the square “Stone of God” at the upper end of the Great Gallery, descending upon the head of the high priest, who received the Super Solar Force and sought through his own perfected Solar Body to transmit to other Initiates this added stimulation for the evolution of their Godhood.

This then was the purpose of the “`Stone of God,’ whereon in the Ritual, Osiris sits to bestow upon him (the illuminate) the Atf crown or celestial light.” “North and South of that crown is love,” proclaims an Egyptian hymn. “And thus throughout the teaching of Egypt the visible light was but the shadow of the invisible Light; and in the wisdom of the ancient country the measures of Truth were the years of the Most High.

“The dog-star: the star worshipped in Egypt and reverenced by the Occultists; by the former because its heliacal rising with the Sun was a sign of the beneficient inundation of the Nile, and by the latter because it is mysteriously associated with Toth-Hermes, god of wisdom, and Mercury, in another form. Thus Sothis-Sirius had, and still has, a mystic and direct influence over the whole living heaven, and is connected with almost every god and goddess. It was “Isis in the heaven” and called Isis-Sothis, for Isis was “in the constellation of the dog”, as is declared on her monuments. Being connected with the Pyramid, Sirius was, therefore, connected with the initiations which took place in it.” (Helena Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary)

 

“The Trismegistic treatise ‘The Virgin of the World’ from Egypt refers to ‘the Black Rite’, connected with the ‘black’ Osiris, as the highest degree of secret initiation possible in the ancient Egyptian religion – it is the ultimate secret of the mysteries of Isis.

This treatise says Hermes came to earth to teach men civilization and then again ‘mounted to the stars’, going back to his estate and leaving behind the mystery religion of Egypt with its celestial secrets which were some day to be decoded.” Robert Temple, The Sirius Mystery

To claim that Sirius is “important” to Hermetic Orders would certainly be a gross understatement. The dog star is nothing less than the central focus of the teachings and symbolism.

In the Tarot

The seventeenth numbered major trump ( July 17th is the birthday of Isis), and is called Les Étoiles, (French for The Star) and portrays a young girl kneeling with one foot in water and the other on and, her body somewhat suggesting the swastika. She has actually two urns, the contents of which she pours upon the land and sea. Above the girl’s head are eight stars, one of which is exceptionally large and bright. Count de Gébelin considers the great star to be Sothis or Sirius; the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients. He believes the female figure to be Isis in the act of causing the inundations of the Nile which accompanied the rising of the Dog Star. The unclothed figure of Isis may well signify that Nature does not receive her garment of verdure until the rising of the Nile waters releases the germinal life of plants and flowers.

The Masonic author William Hutchinson wrote about Sirius: “It is the first and most exalted object that demands our attention in the Lodge.” The same way the light of Sirius made its way into the Great Pyramid during initiations, it is symbolically present in Masonic lodges.

“The Ancient Astronomers saw all the great Symbols of Masonry in the Stars. Sirius glitters in our lodges as the Blazing Star.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma)

“(The Blazing Star) originally represented SIRIUS, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile; the God ANUBIS, companion of ISIS in her search for the body of OSIRIS, her brother and husband. Then it became the image of HORUS, the son of OSIRIS, himself symbolized also by the Sun, the author of the Seasons, and the God of Time; Son of ISIS, who was the universal nature, himself the primitive matter, inexhaustible source of Life, spark of uncreated fire, universal seed of all beings. It was HERMES, also, the Master of Learning, whose name in Greek is that of the God Mercury.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma)

In Freemasonry, it is taught that the Blazing Star is a symbol of deity, of omnipresence (the Creator is present everywhere) and of omniscience (the Creator sees and knows all). Sirius is therefore the “sacred place” all Masons must ascend to: It is the source of divine power and the destination of divine individuals. This concept is often represented in Masonic art.

To achieve perfection, the initiate must successfully understand and internalize the dual nature of the world (good and evil; masculine and feminine; black and white, etc.) through alchemical metamorphosis. This concept is symbolically represented by the union of Osiris and Isis (the male and female principles) to give birth to Horus, the star-child, the Christ-like figure, the perfected man of Freemasonry, who is equated with the Blazing Star.

Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, the two main figures associated with Theosophy, have both considered Sirius to be a source esoteric power. Blavatsky stated that the star Sirius exerts a mystic and direct influence over the entire living heaven and is linked with every great religion of antiquity.

Alice Bailey sees the Dog Star as the true “Great White Lodge” and believes it to be the estate of the “Spiritual Hierarchy”. For this reason she considers Sirius as the “star of initiation.”

“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.” (Alice Bailey, Esoteric Astrology)
Not unlike most lots of esoteric writers, Bailey considers Sirius to have a great impact on human life. -Gregg Prescott, M.S.

“All that can be done here in dealing with this profound subject is to enumerate briefly some of the cosmic influences which definitely affect our earth, and produce results in the consciousness of men everywhere, and which, during the process of initiation, bring about certain specific phenomena.
First and foremost is the energy or force emanating from the sun Sirius. If it could be so expressed, the energy of thought, or mind force, in its totality, reaches the solar system from a distant cosmic centre via Sirius. Sirius acts as the transmitter, or the focalising centre, whence emanate those influences which produce self-consciousness in man.” (Alice Bailey, Initiation, Human and Solar)

The story of Jesus continues that he was born of a virgin in Bethlehem with a star that signified his birth. His birth was attended by many, including three wise men whom followed that star to the birth of the brand-new baby.

When the Sun is born/resurrected on December 25th it resides in the constellation Virgo the Virgin. The anthropomorphized image of the constellation is a virgin holding a sheath of wheat and this therefore relates to bread. The reason bread is important here is because Bethlehem, the supposed location of Jesus’ birth, translates to the zodiacal ‘Residence of Bread’. This bread also refers to the bread consumed at the ‘Last Supper’. The star signifying his birth is Sirius and the three Wise Men are the three stars of Orion’s Belt. On December 25th, the three stars of Orion’s Belt align to follow Sirius to the birth of the Sun.

Therefore it can be said the Sun/Son was born on December 25th of the Virgin/Virgo in Bethlehem, the Residence of Bread or Virgo Constellation. The three Wise Men/Orion’s Belt, known as the three Kings in ancient times, then followed a bright star, Sirius, to the birth of the Sun/Son on that date.

Astrologically it is also relevant that the Sun enters each sign of the zodiac at 30 degrees and such the ministry of Jesus begins at around age 30 according to Acharya S in her book The Christ Conspiracy. She also adds that, “The Sun is the ‘Carpenter’ who builds his daily ‘houses’ or 12 two-hour divisions.” She says that, “As the mythos developed, it took the form of a play, with a cast of characters, including the 12 divisions of the sky called the signs or constellations of the zodiac. The symbols that typified these 12 celestial sections of 30º each were not based on what the constellations actually look like but represent aspects of earthly life. Thus the ancient peoples were able to incorporate these earthly aspects into the mythos and project them onto the all important celestial screen.”

 

Posted By: Joseph
Last Edit: 21 Feb 2018 @ 07:47 AM

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