When we celebrate Halloween, we are actually celebrating a Christian Holy Eve that is reserved for the Saints of the Catholic Church, as their day to dress up in costumes in order to reap revenge on their foes. What we call today Halloween, was originally derived from what was once known as “Hallow e’en” or “Hallow eve (Anglo- Saxon, kdlig, but _ Halig monath was September, and Halig-dag was simply a Holy-day.).”The word “Halloween” means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening”. “All Hallows” was formerly a current synonym of “All Saints.”
This day was originally celebrated as Samhain, (Bal or Baal Samhain and Beltine) – a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids who were also known as pagans. This day of November 1 is the first day of winter, when the High Kings of Ireland held festival of traditional fires of Samhain at Tara Hill with a great feast to celebrate the vernal equinox, the death of the god of fire, Baal and a corresponding to the festival of his death. (more…)
It truly begins with Gnosis. To know and change thyself is something that is not only paramount in transforming our lives, but can also transform the world. Change yourself, change your family and then change the world. It is really that simple.
(By Manly P. Hall) – Many scholars were fully aware of the global form of the Earth in the time of Columbus, who, according to early historians, State documents, and his own son, was not an Italian of humble station and uneducated but was a Greek Prince with an excellent classical education. It was from a Greek port that he sailed on the celebrated voyage of discovery. He was accompanied by a mysterious stranger, which has suggested that Columbus was an agent of the society of unknown philosophers.
As stated earlier, there can be little doubt that the Greeks were aware of the existence of the American continent long before the beginning of the Christian era. If information is not general on that point, it is equally surprising how little is known about the man Christopher Columbus who is accredited with the discovery of the new world. The date of his birth is unrecorded, and twenty cities claim Columbus as a native. So many legends have sprung up about this strange man that it is difficult to distinguish fact from fancy. (more…)
The popular idea that a worrier is a thoughtful and conscientious citizen is false. The Egyptians realized this when they included worry among the cardinal sins. Do not confuse thoughtfulness and worry. The thoughtful person plans solutions, but the worrier merely dissolves in his own doubt. If you think straight, you will have less cause for worrying. The worrier not only suffers the same disaster many times, but undermines his health and annoys all others with whom he comes into contact. There are many things in this world that require thoughtful consideration, but there is really nothing to fear but fear. (more…)
“That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.” ~ Albert Pike
“Just like positive science, this Gnosis is systematic; it is the same as the other knowledge in its systematic arrangement of the Cosmos, in its ensemble as well as in its smallest parts.” – Boris Mouravieff