(Updated 7/2/2013) – As the great gnostic Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas; “Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. And there is nothing buried that will not be raised.”
The bible is filled with hidden esoteric Gnostic teachings and allegories on Gnosticism. However, to the uninitiated, these secret mysteries remain hidden and they are not revealed to those that simply do not have a pure heart or motives in their quest for truth.
This ancient policy of light and truth is as old as we conscious humans are. It is just the natural order of nature in which we humans must adhere to these natural laws which govern our bodies (DNA), minds and souls.
Many people are unaware that some of the most famous early Gnostics had actually helped form the religion of Christianity and also found the Catholic Church. Gnostics like Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, in Latin Simon Magus, who is more commonly known today as Saint Peter. Irenaeus had said he was one of the founders of gnosticism and according to Bible scholars such as Barbara Thiering and Hans Jonas, Simon Magus was also one of the founders of the Gnostic Church. (more…)
Let it be known, that Venus is not the only morning star in our galaxy. Not many people are aware of the fact that the planet Jupiter (Latin: Iuppiter, Iūpiter) is also called the morning star, and it is this morning star that is spoken of in the bible. Hence, Venus is NOT the true morning star of mythology, and when the bible says that there fell a great star from heaven, they are simply referring to Jupiter who is also known as Jove, the supreme ruler God on high, to whom the ancient Greeks had called Φαέθων, Phaethon, “blazing.”
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is called the son of the Sun, and has been known since the most ancient of times to astrologers. It is on average the third-brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus. It is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is visible to the naked eye in the night sky, and can occasionally be seen in the daytime when the sun is low. (more…)
“The Christ within you, the hope of glory.” – St Paul
Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Gnostic Christianity may seem like a radically different form of Gnosticism, one that surrounds the figure of Jesus Christ and his teachings. But underneath this theological dressing are not only specific keynotes to other Gnostic movements, but the reality that Jesus Christ is much more (and really) less than a spiritual icon: he is an intimate and lost part of each one of us.
In their texts, Christian Gnostics were varied in speculating the nature of Jesus Christ, from presenting him as a shape-shifting god (the Secret Book of John), to describing him as very human and very in the flesh (the Apocalypse of James). But the one commonality is that Jesus is always seen as a hierophant of mysteries to those seeking spiritual awakening; he is the one who stimulates Gnosis within the heart, sparks the slumbering Divine Spark. But Jesus is always presented very subjectively, almost as if the author is writing allegorical fiction or satisfying a specific worldview with modifications.
This style of showcasing a luminary in an almost mythical manner, as well as a teacher who imparts sacred information, is found virtually in all other Gnostic movements beyond Gnostic Christianity. Take for example Hermes Trismegistus, who takes the place of Jesus Christ in the Hermetic tradition. Like Jesus, his history is almost an afterthought, and he becomes more of an archetypal figure of the speculative imagination of the different Hermetic authors. (more…)
In ancient Egypt, the symbol for “plant” meaning “Tree of Life” was the three sacred lotus lilies. To ancient Egyptians and their children who still honor these customs, the lotus is the symbolic plant of life, immortality, resurrection and sacred knowledge. In the funeral and re-birth ceremonies, the lotus was closely associated with processions and the imagery of the funerary Cult of Osiris, in which we find the God of light and truth; Horus, seated upon the lotus (pictured to the left). Evidence of the lotus being involved in their funeral ceremonies had been found in the tomb of Ramesses II.
The Egyptian Blue Water-lily, N. caerulea, or lotus was chosen as a symbol for the brotherhood because the ancient Egyptians believed that all life had originated from the Lotus and that creation began when the lotus had gave birth to the dual God, Amon- Ra, on the surface of a primordial ocean. Like the sun, the lotus at dusk closes its flowers as it prepares for the dark night and at the first sign of the morning rays of the sun, it opens its flowers again as if it is “reborn by the light.”
May your consciousness be lifted upward through the Tree of Life within yourself until in the brain it blossoms forth as the Lotus, that rising from the darkness of the lower world, lifts its flower to catch the rays of the sun.
When Carl Sagan had famously said that “we’re made of star stuff,” he wasn’t joking because the facts are that the cosmos are hidden within all of us humans. We are the SO BELOW here on earth in which the cosmos and heavens are the AS ABOVE.
Albert Pike, 33rd Degree Freemason and Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite said; “Lucifer the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendours intolerable blinds feeble sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not! ”
And one of Freemasonry’s greatest philosophers that has ever lived, 33rd Degree Freemason and master Rosicrucian Manly P. Hall said this about Lucifer in his book, All Seeing Eye; “Lucifer represents the individual intellect and will which rebels against the domination of Nature and attempts to maintain itself contrary to natural impulse. Lucifer, in the form of Venus, is the morning star spoken of in Revelation, which is to be given to those who overcome the world.” (more…)
“I am prepared here is my keen edged sword, Decked with five Flower-de-luces on each side.” – Joan of Arc
The facts are that when you see an ancient symbol that is used today by a country on their flag or royalty via their coat of arms that can also be traced back to ancient civilizations, you can be certain that it is the very same royal brotherhood using the same old royal symbols to honor their ancestors. It is really that royally simple.
The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys in French literally means “lily flower” (fleur means flower, and lis means lily or iris). However, let me state that when you see this symbol emblazoned today on various flags or engraved on royal crowns, the fleur-de-lis does not represent the lily flower, but the Trinity of the Brotherhood. For it is and emblem of a blood line of divine majesty and the symbol of a particular royal Brotherhood that had originated long before the foundation of Rome, or the founding royal houses of France.
The fleur-de-lis is modeled after the lotus in Egypt that was associated with the psychotropic Nile Lily. The Nile is where this same brotherhood had originated. Therefor it is only fitting that they would choose an ancient Egyptian symbol for “plant” meaning “Tree of Life” that was three sacred lotus lilies as their symbol. It is the fleur-de-lis that has now replaced he Lily as a symbol of royalty of this same said Brotherhood to honor the three glorious lilies of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
The white fleur-de-lis, often called the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the flower of the Queen of Heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary and a symbol of purity or whiteness. This day is held in like reverence by the Latin, Greek and Reformed Churches everywhere, as the day when the Angel brought the happy tidings to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Son of God as told in the Gospel of St. Luke 1 28, “And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
Catholic.com says under “Full of Grace,” that “These blessings included her role as the New Eve (corresponding to Christs role as the New Adam), her Immaculate Conception, her spiritual motherhood of all Christians, and her Assumption into heaven.” Hence, the ever-blessed Cleopatra VII is the spiritual mother of all Christians and the New Eve of the New Testament. Augustus Caesar is the New Christ and the New Adam. When Catholics recite The Hail Mary which says “Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.”
Hence, when the Hail Mary prayer is said, it is done for the Mary and her seeds (children/blood line) of the Blessed Trinity represented by the fleur-de-lis who the Virgin Mary is the New Eve via the New Testament in this 6th Age. This Mary and Eve is no other than Cleopatra VII who you will also find her under other names such as Mariamne I, and she is also called Mariamne the Hasmonean.
Monsieur Sonnini discovered an Egyptian statue, holding a sceptre, which terminated in a fleur-de-lis. The Blessed Virgin Mary, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII was of the family of Ptolemy and had always appeared in public clothed in a robe sacred to Isis, her head adorned with a crown of golden lily leaves. Cleopatra was a descendant of the Ptolemaic dynasty who are an ancient Greek family sometimes also known as the Lagids or Lagides who descend from Ptolemy I’s father, Lagus. After the reign of Alexander the Great, they would be known as the Macedonian Greeks or the Hasmoneans, Maccabees, or Asmonians whose family emblem is also an eagle. This royal family ruled during the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt which was called the Hellenistic period. In 305 BC, he declared himself King Ptolemy I, later known as “Soter” (savior). What this means is that this particular family who wrote both the Old and New Testaments, had made their Kings into Saviors, Messiahs, Christs and the KING OF KINGS.
Their rule lasted for 275 years, from 305 BC to the time of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC when Rome united with Egypt under the Savior and Messiah, Augustus Caesar. This same family you will find ancient times that his family had lived amongst various peoples such as the Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, Romans and the Egyptians. You can even trace this symbol into ancient Egypt depicted in artwork and also the headdresses of the Egyptian sphinxes.
You will find this symbol throughout history as an ornament on the crowns, scepters, thrones, seals, coins, etc. of not only French Kings, but also on Greek, Roman, German, English, Spanish, Egyptian, Syrian and Babylonian Kings.
More often than not,the names or words we see in religious and secret societysacred text are simply not the actual true names. But please understand that these people, places or truths are in fact real because these words have an actual truth hidden behind the surface name published in the public. From Jesus Christ, King David, Saint Peter, to the Black horse of the New Testament (New Law) in Revelations, the list of pseudo names for nobly concealed truths is a long one.
Therefor, if you are attempting to solve Biblical mysteries or decode names in sacred text, it is imperative that you understand that most every word naming a place, person, symbol or secret has a dual meaning. But these words also leave clues to the truth of the person or facts behind these “invented” words that are created to conceal, but also reveal with those with an eye to see. (more…)