By Sir Godfrey Higgins - The festival of the twenty-fifth of December was celebrated by the Druids in Britain and Ireland with great fires lighted on the ‘tops of the hills. This festival was repeated on the twelfth day, or on what we call the Epiphany. In some parts, the fires are still continued. We have not now remaining any documents to inform us what amongst the British Druids was the object or name of this festival, but perhaps we may gather it from circumstances.
The order of Druids, I scarcely need observe, was as common in France as in the British isles. Christmas in France is called Noel; this word is, in fact, the Hebrew 0r Chaldee word nule. But if this be in the Chaldee dialect, the last letter may be emphatic, as it is in the word mlc-e, the kings. In this case, it may mean the parturition]; or, it may be simply the verb pariri, to bring forth. In Irish, Christmas Day is called Nolagh. (more…)
Many P. Hall had written in the Secret Teachings of All Ages - "The adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. Complex modern theologies are merely involvements and amplifications of this simple aboriginal belief. The primitive mind, recognizing the beneficent power of the solar orb, adored it as the proxy of the Supreme Deity.
Concerning the origin of sun worship, Albert Pike makes the following concise statement in his Morals and Dogma: "To them [aboriginal peoples] he [the sun] was the innate fire of bodies, the fire of Nature. Author of Life, heat, and ignition, he was to them the efficient cause of all generation, for without him there was no movement, no existence, no form. He was to them immense, indivisible, imperishable, and everywhere present. (more…)
The ancient Egyptians were master alchemists, scientists and gnostics. Their whole religion was based on these three heavenly human practices that they used to not only stay healthy and live as long as possible, but also to obtain true gnosis so that they could evolve their souls.
This my brothers and sisters is the basis of human evolution.
They knew the secret hidden powers of the body, blood and brain. This was the seat of their power that they used to grow such a vast empire in which they ruled for thousands of years.
The rule of the first true ancient gnostic Egyptians. (more…)
In Ancient Greece and Greco-Egypt, the God Pan had signified "all things." The meaning of the name of Pan, is an old word denoting to close or join together. Pan is the universal agent known as phosphorus, that gives light and life to the world. Like phosphorus does here on earth, the God Pan was often considered as the great principle of vegetable and animal life. The ancient city of Pan was known as Panopolis.
Pan is also known as the Goat of Mendes and can be found today in the form of the horned goat God, made famous by the Knights Templars, Baphomet. 33rd Degree Freemason, Albert Pike had written in Morals and Dogma; (more…)
Ishtar was the Babylonian Venus or goddess of love. The story of her descent to Hades and return to the world of the living is found on a tablet now in the British Museum, and is perhaps the most poetical legend of the recovered Assyrian literature.
It has been suggested that the story is the text of a religious drama, resembling the miracle-plays of mediaeval Europe. The legend shows no reason for Ishtar's desire to enter Hades, but it is easy to suppose that she went thither to rescue some beloved person.
This supplies a connection with the familiar story of Venus and Adonis (or Tammuz), which the Greek writers declare to be of Syrian origin. The drama, if such it were, was probably part of the annual celebration of the return of Spring. Ninkigal, the Queen of Hades, corresponds to the Greek Persephone, and Latin Proserpina, the wife of Pluto. In like manner, Hea, the king of the gods, corresponds to Zeus or Jupiter, and the divine messenger to Hermes or Mercury. (more…)
The Statue of Isis was first known as Liberty Enlightening the World, but is now more commonly called, the "Statue of Liberty." However, we must ask ourselves, "Is she truly enlightening the world, or is she actually the Goddess who keeps our illumination in the shadows as she holds the light above in her torch, only to hide the truth from the profane (uninitiated) of the abyss (sea of humanity) who are kept in the dark?"
A secret that keeps most of the population of the United States in complete ignorance as they are cast under the wicked spell of Isis. A Goddess of both Heaven and Hell. (more…)
One of the legends connected to the ancient people of both the islands of Crete and Dia surrounds the Greek God of Fire, Hephaestus. According to Homer, he was the son of Zeus who was born on Crete and Juno. However, Hesiod had said he was just the son of Juno only, who was unwilling to be outdone by Jupiter when he had given birth to Minerva. (Thong, 927 )
He is usually depicted with a hammer and tongs at his anvil, with his right arm bare and sometimes with a pointed cap on his head. Hephaestus was also born lame, and his mother was so shocked at the sight of him that she flung him from Olympus. Homer had said that he fell on the Island of Lemnos, whose inhabitants tended him.(1)
This Island of Lemnos has been known by many names over the last few thousand years. Names such as Kos, Coos, Letos, Delos, Zia, Cia, etc. Today it is named after the Roman Moon Goddess, Diana, and is called Dia Island. (more…)
Kali (black), or Kali Ma (the Black Mother) is the Terrible Hindu War Goddess (or Devi) of time, crime, death, destruction and doomesday who demands bloody sacrifice of both animals and humans. Her iconography, cult, and mythology is also often associated with sexuality, and violence. Kali makes her first major appearance in Sanskrit culture in the Devi Mahatmya (“The Glorifications of the Goddess,” c. 6th century ce). She is sometimes called Durga or Tara, also Parvati.
Kali is often depicted entwined with serpents; a necklace of skulls; a girdle of dissevered human hands holding various weapons of death; and sometimes tigers crouching at her feet. You will also find Kali with her husband dead under her feet, a long black tongue protruding from her mouth with blood dripping, several arms that are extended, one hand grasping a sword, another the head of a giant, and the other two signalling to her hosts. Intoxicated with the blood of her foes, her eyes flash with rage, her eyebrows are dyed with crimson, and her blood flows down her breast.
Before I explain the Goddess Kali further, as I have stated before many times in other articles, all Gods and Goddesses have always represented the As Above planets as the So Below representatives on earth.
Kali is no different.
Although there are many different descriptions, depictions and even variations of names for this death Goddess, in the end they all point to the same meaning which Kali represents that I will explain below.
This figure represents the universe at the time God manifested Himself through the character of Jupiter, the Spirit Sachasiel. - By , Hargrave Jennings The Rosicrucians, Their Rites and Mysteries
A represents the Father Principle, F the divine outflow, G the point of influx into the twelve orders of spirits (probably Sagittarius). The letters H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, S, and T denote the sequential points of irradiations to each other; W and X, the World of the Sons of God; and B, C, D, and E, the World of Lucifer. (more…)
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