PAGAN SYMBOLS AND CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS
Mankind's first Saviour was the sun. Modern day Christianity is basically sun worship renamed, revised, and re-written. Jesus takes the place of a sun god, literally the "light of the world." Biblical references to light and darkness now make sense. “Walking on water,” for example, symbolizes when the sun light is reflecting off the surface of water.
The story of Jesus is the story of the sun’s travels across the sky and through the Zodiac. The twelve disciples represent the 12 signs of the zodiac, or 12 months of the year. His story is the story of this annual precessional. Jesus is the Sun (in the center of the Zodiac circle) and the 12 houses/signs/disciples accompany him everywhere he goes.
“Jesus” comes from the Greek name “Iesous/IHSOUS” and Latin “Iesus.” “Lesous” is adapted from the name of the Greek goddess of healing, Iesos/Iaso, the daughter of Apollo, the Sun-deity.
Sunday was set aside in the Mithra (Roman) cult as its official day to worship its Sun-deity. Roman Emperor Constantine legislated Sun-day as a day of rest dedicated to the Greek and Roman Sun-god, Helios. Constantine worshipped “Christos Helios,” which means “Christ-The-True-Sun.” The Roman Catholic Church chose Sun-day as its sabbath and Protestantism adopted it.
Obelisks, spires, steeples and church towers all come from the pagan worship practices of Babylon and Egypt called sun-pillars. An obelisk or sun-pillar still stands at the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. These objects represent the masculine (Father/God) symbol penetrating the feminine (Mother/Goddess) to bring forth the child of the universe.
The Winter Solstice is the reason for the season. The solstice is a metaphor for the sun’s birth, death and resurrection. The sun appears to die as it reaches its lowest point in the winter sky, remaining motionless for three days. The sun is then resurrected, or born again, as it begins to slowly rise. And then the annual cycle begins once again. Bringing renewal and a soon to be life-giving harvest of food once again.
Everything in Christianity has it's roots in the Ancient Wisdom of the Pagans. Many ancient religions had a triune god. Solar triune gods represented the three stages of the life of the Sun and lunar triune goddesses represented the three phases or life of the moon. The Sun is the masculine energy, the moon is the receptive feminine energy receiving her light from the sun.
The Christian trinity is a solar triune: one, the young son at sunrise (God the son); two, adult at noon (God the Father, the most high); and three, dying when the sun sets at day’s end (The Holy Ghost). Three different aspects, but one god - the SUN. The reason that only four gospels were chosen in the official canon is because they represent the four seasons.
There is always one more question: Who designed the designer? Since all gods and holy books are man-made, man is the designer. Sun Worship was more about an esoteric understanding that there was a higher power behind the sun and all it's glory and life giving energy. Very early man believed that the night sky was a veil and that the stars were piercings in the veil that let the light of God shine through even in the darkness.
Today, there billions of people believe in Jesus, so the Christian populous says he must be god. Belief doesn’t make it true. Many believed the earth was flat. It is clearly not. Modern science and reason have been able to explain what would have been unexplainable to primitive man. If you were able to travel back in time with a cigarette lighter, mankind would've made you a some type of god as well. There were nature gods, weather gods, gods for everything.
A Christian will tell you “read the Bible, really read it.” Then they will say "you can't make this stuff up!" I can assure you that I have read the Bible many times and there was plenty to be found to confirm my thoughts. When we take this collective document as literal historical content, it holds no value simply because most of the events never really happened. They are collective metaphors and allegories of a much more spiritual nature. These stories were never intended by their writers to be taken literally.
What about the Ten Commandments you say? I say which ones? The Protestant, Catholic or Hebrew? They'll all different. In fact, they were all extracted from King Hammurabi's Laws (the negative commandments) during the times that the Hebrews lived among the Babylonians. There are also two different sets of commandments. Exodus 20 (later smashed by Moses) and Exodus 34 (“the words that were on the first”). There was no wandering in the desert for 40 years, there was no crossing of the Red (Reed) Sea, there was no floating Ark of Noah, there was no walking on water, stilling the seas, resurrecting from the dead, etc. These stories are all spiritual allegories explained in myth.
There were Outer Mysteries (assumed literal events) and there were Inner Mysteries (Truth behind the spiritual nature of the stories). Very few initiates were privy to the Inner Mysteries. Even still today, the Vatican holds many mysteries that the general public will never be told. Rather than releasing the Truth to the people and possibly recovering the ancient spiritual pre-Roman Christian/Krestian teachings to the people and empowering them through the spiritual strength that they teach, they would rather hide the mysteries and continue the facade risking everything that has taken thousands of years to build.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.