The origins of the word spirit comes to us the from Latin spiritus "breath, spirit," from spirare "breathe." It was an ancient belief for thousands of years that supernatural beings or things fly and float in the air and they could enter a person's body simply by breathing in these beings or things.
These flying spirits in the air have been known over the last few thousand years by various names such as "elementals, demons, devils, succubi, incubi, ghosts, specters, phantoms, unclean and impure spirits" to name a few. (more…)
‘Our ancestors left their tombs in night’s silent hour and wailed. The city streets and broad grassland howled, they say, with a hollow throng of shapeless souls.” - Ovid
In the month of February, there used to be an ancient festival called Parentalia (Latin pronunciation: [pa.renˈtaː.li.a]) or dies parentales (Latin pronunciation: [ˈdi.eːs pa.renˈtaː.les], "ancestral days") that was held over a 9 day period starting on February 13 and ended with the Feralia on February 21. The festival began with the performance of ceremonies in honor of the dead by the purest woman in the Roman society, a Vestal Virgin. (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…)
April Fools' Day is a special day dedicated to playing practical jokes and pranks. In English- speaking countries it is known as an April fool; in France, an April fish; in Scotland, he is an April gawk. But most people who partake in the foolish fun have no idea why we still celebrate this day filled with gags. It makes you wonder who is being played the fool here.
The secret meaning of April Fools' Day surrounds the story of the old Gnostic, pagan celebrations, and Christ being Crucified. My research shows that it was created by the Church in order to fool and ridicule the followers of various rites that were celebrated on April 1st surrounding the competing cults of the Roman Saturnulia and the Druidical rites.
April Fool's Day is but a corruption of All Fool's Day; and that it is borrowed from the Roman “Festum Fatuorum," Feast of Fools, a Fool‘s Holiday. (more…)
The meaning of Hallelujah (hall'lu-Yah) is based on the Hebrew words הָלַל, or Halal (Halel) and Jah. Halal means "to shine or giving off of light by celestial bodies. Jah means "The Lord or quite simply, Jupiter." Hence, the meaning of Hallelujah is "The Shining Light of Jupiter".
Halal would be the equivalent to the Latin word corresponding to the Greek word for Phosphorus, which is “Lucifer.” Phosphorus (Greek Φωσφόρος Phōsphoros), a name meaning “Light-Bringer”, and is the Morning Star. The Latin word lucifer, corresponding to, was used as a name for the morning star and thus appeared in the Vulgate translation of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל (helel). (more…)
Many people are under the false assumption that this planet called Nibiru, made famous by Zecharia Stichin in his book "Twelfth Planet", is some newly discovered unknown planet, when in fact it is simply not. The planet that Stichin and others call Nibiru has actually been known for thousands of years as the planet Jupiter.
We get the word Neberu (Nibiru) from the Summerians who were describing the planet Jupiter as it passes continually backwards and forwards near the ecliptic like a "ferry-boat." There have also been many scholars who have verified these facts, such as Michael S. Heiser in his paper- "The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet", and at the end of this article, I have also provided links to my research that can be used to verify the truth for yourself.
Nibiru (Neberu ) simply means "ferry, ferryman, or ford," (mikis nibiri is the toll one has to pay for crossing the river) and is another title for Jupiter as it changes its position and crosses the sky. (more…)
Enveloped in darkness, we find the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, which is our soul in the darkness and represented in the symbolism and myths of the Jack-o-lantern. This Gnostic story of a lost spirit is represented in Jack who roams about the dark countryside of Hades on All Hallow's Eve (October 31) with his illuminated candle, in search is his soul that is located somewhere between heaven and hell. His pumpkin represents the as without darkness of his body, that inside holds the light of his spirit as within.
This time of year is known as Samhain, and it was said to be a time when evil spirits were said to have roamed about the countryside. The stories and actual use of carved pumpkins known as the Jack-o-Lantern, originate from the ancient Druids celebration of the festival of Samhain where they would light their sacred fires to the god of the forest on the advent of November. This was the great autumn festival that the Druids celebrated in thanksgiving for their harvest. Hence, this was their Thanksgiving. (more…)
The meaning of the Greek word 'Gnosis' (in the nominative case γνῶσις f.) is "knowledge of spiritual mysteries", which is derived from the Ancient Greek 'упчгли' - "to know or understand." The adjective of this word is "Gnostikos", and is "cognitive or intellectual."
The Old Latin word, 'GNOsoo' is where we get the modern Latin word 'novi,' which is a noun that means "actual knowledge that is the result of past learning", and 'noscos' which is the present use of the verb 'novi'; it denotes "to learn."(1)
The Hebrew word "knowledge" (דעת da`ath) in the Septuagint, thus:
Proverbs 2.6 — The Lord gives wisdom (sophia), from his face come knowledge (gnosis) and understanding (sunesis)"
Ovid, the Roman-Greco poet who lived at the time of Augustus, had explained approximatelyt 2,000 years ago; "Gnosus or Gnossus was the chief city of ancient Crete, and from this word are formed the adjectives ' Gnosius' and 'Gnosiacus,' (which are used as equivalent to the more general epithets 'Cressius,' 'Cretaeus,' 'Creticus,' ' Cretensis,')
And likewise the feminine Graeco-poetic forms ' Gnosis' and ' Gnosias,' which are frequently placed absolutely, like ' Cressa,' for Ariadne, ' puella' being understood as in the line before us, and below
The towns next in importance to Gnosus were ' Gortys' or ' Gortyna,' and ' Cydonia,' and hence the adjectives 'Gortynius' and ' Cydonius' are equivalent to Cretan, as when Virgil names 'stabula Gortynia' and 'Cydonia spicula.' 'Cressa' is used absolutely by Propertius to indicate Pasiphaethe wife of Minos, and by Ovid in one passage for Ariadne3, and in another for Aerope. (Ovid: Selections for the Use of Schools, with Introductions and Notes )
This etymology is also where we get the Old Latin word when a person is lacking Gnosis, which is 'ignotis' meaning 'unknown." From the word ignotus, we get the modern meaning in English, 'ignorant' which in Latin is, 'ignarus.'(2)
In Old Norse, the root word of Gnosis is "knā (to know how); the Scots spell it, "knaw (to know, recognize), and the Icelandic kná (to know, know how to, be able). In Persian, it is 'kun-da' which means learned. In German, Gnosis is spelled "kun-de, for knowledge and kenn-t-niet, for science". It is from these Old Norse, Persian and German words where we get the modern spelling of 'kundalini.' In Old Irish, it is "conn for reason, sense, intellect, prudence." (1) From this word, we get the English word 'can' (to know how) and then 'cunning,' meaning, "clever, artful, crafty etc."
All these various spellings from around the world basically have the same meaning as the Greek word that we know of as 'Gnosis', and from these old Greek, Latin, Persian, Norse and Scot words, we get the modern English spellings of the words "know, knowledge, knowledgeable, knowingly etc."(3)
Plato The Statesman — Stranger
In this way, then, divide all science into two arts, calling the one practical (praktikos), and the other purely intellectual (gnostikos). Younger Socrates: Let us assume that all science is one and that these are its two forms.
3. A dictionary of etymology of the English language: and of English synonyms ... By John Oswald
The initial NO- is strictly the English kNO-w, so that normal has something to do with knowledge. But it has lost initial g- (gay in get,) present in the Greek GNOrizdo' (I make known,) to search into, to acquire the knowledge of; GI-GNO'sko, to know, to learn; early Latin GNOsoo, afterwards NOsco to know, get knowledge of; Greek GNOmon a rule, square, Ac., also (German kenn-ung) the tooth by which a horse's age is made kno-wn; Persian kun-da learned, wiso; German kun-de knowledge; kenn-t-niet science; kun-st art, Ac Irish conn reason, sense, intellect, prudence; Welsh cein-ad circumspection. English kno-w, ken, can, eouthe (affable, kind), cunning (formerly in a good sense), cann-y (cautious, Ac), and by dropping the initial—no-ble, no-table; but as this no- was originally gno-, and as n of the prefix in(not) was lost, the negative form of no-ble became i-gno-ble. - Outlines of Etymology By Samuel Stehman Haldeman
Know—Nosco, Scio, Gnorus for Gnarus, Logos, Historia, Sophia, Gnomon, Sagax, Sapio, Lego. See Understand, Wise. From L. notus, nosco, to know.
Knowledgeable—learning, erudition, letters, science ; wisdom, skill ; acquaintance, notice ; information ; of all things, omniscience. See Learning, Foresight. - A dictionary of etymology of the English language: and of English synonyms ... By John Oswald
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