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The twelve major constellations of the Zodiac
are referred to in the bible as the "Mazzaroth." The word
"Zodiac" comes from the Greek zoad,
which means "the way" or "the path." According to many Christian
scholars, God depicted his story and his promise of salvation
within the stars.
The Egyptian gods and goddesses were numerous and were pictured
in many reliefs. Certain gods were seen in the constellations,
and others were represented by actual astronomical bodies. The
constellation Orion, for instance, represented Osiris, who was
the god of death, rebirth, and the afterlife. The Milky Way
represented the sky goddess Nut giving birth to the sun god Re.
The stars in Egyptian mythology were represented by the goddess
of writing, Seshat, whilst the Moon was either Thoth, the god of
wisdom and writing, or Khons.
The horizon had great
significance to the Egyptians, since it was here that the sun
would both appear and disappear daily. The sun itself was
represented by several gods, depending on its position within
the sky. A rising morning sun was associated with Horus, the
divine child of Osiris and Isis. The noon sun was Re because of
its incredible strength. The evening sun became Atum, the
creator god who lifted pharaohs from their tombs to the stars.
The redness of the setting sun was considered to be the blood
from the sun god as he "died" and became associated with Osiris,
god of death and rebirth. In this way, night became to be
associated with death, and the daytime with life or rebirth.
This reflects the typical Egyptian idea of immortality.
The Mystery About the Senmut Star Map Senmut presents an
entire celestial system for the first time
Ancient star knowledge included astronomy, astrology,
and chronometry, and in the past it was an especially
important subject in knowledge. A characteristic
Egyptianversion of this celestial knowledge was in use
long before a specific expressed Babylonian astrology was
taken up openly in Egypt.
In the Karnak/Thebes
temple already at an early stage, an observatory was placed
on top of the sanctuary of Khonsu, the Moon god-son. And
from most ancient times astronomical lines of sight were
used in planning the axes of the temples.
The great number of
Senmut's many posts - in addition to being the administrator
of the Egyptian calendar - was reasonable; for instance, the
secretary of Pharaoh Amenhotep II was the chief-astronomer
at the Karnak (Thebes) Temple and also a surveyor as well as
the inventor of the world's first public book-keeping.
The oldest astronomical
traditions in Egypt are scarce and merely a few drawings of
constellations. They show in particular Sirius -
and the Great
Bear, calledkhepesch (or
formed as a leg of an ox. Fragments have been found showing
the 36 decan-constellations (earliest findings from 2300 BC)
marking the Egyptians' division in 36 sections of the
ecliptic (the apparent course of the sun).
However, in the second
and latest tomb of Senmut (in Thebes: no. TT353) the
presentation was far better than by fragments, because the
ceiling of the main chamber is adorned with a detailed
astronomical and astro-mythological, complete star
map, which for the first time presents an entire celestial
system. This impressive map was both a landmark and an
invention in Egyptian astronomy. And at all, they are the
oldest collected, complete astronomical images.
This unfinished and never
used, secret tomb of Senmut was discovered in 1925 and dated
to between 1500-1470 BC. The dating will be further
elaborated and it will appear that in 1493 BC the
construction of the tomb ended abruptly.
It is peculiar that
Senmut, whom many researchers presume was of a middle-class
descent, has equipped his tomb in this special way not
even a Pharaoh had been up to.
Thus the tomb contained a
special astronomical equipment, not only the oldest known in
Egypt, but still for the next almost 300 years also the only
example of such an elaborated, complete star map. It is a
fact that after Senmut a few star maps have been found, and
normally only with the Pharaohs. But later on, in the tomb
of Seti I 1200 BC, such a regular, astronomical and
astro-mythological celestial arrangement of stars was found
again. And after this there is one with Ramses II, however
not so elaborated.
What kind of a man was
Senmut, when he could compete on equal terms - even surpass
the pharaohs in this for that time so important area? All
traces and inscriptions show that although Senmut, besides
having a deep knowledge about the stars, was the country's
greatest man after Hatshepsut, and although he was backed up
by a strong party, he mysteriously fell in disgrace all of a
sudden and disappeared completely. Therefore, Senmut never
took this tomb into use, and there are obvious traces
showing that the work was interrupted suddenly. Materials
from the Senmut tomb show dates made by the workers. The
latest dates are from the interruption, which contribute to
pinpoint the time when he disappeared.
(The above text is reproduced with permission, -
source: Ove von Spaeth's work, "The
Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter").
Below: The World-axis stretching from
the Canopus Star via the Sirius Star up to Vega in
the constellation Lyra, the sky's three most bright
stars and they appear on a perfect, straight line.
To compare with the Senmut map's axis - a cosmic
factor thus resembling the obelisk symbolism
presented in the Egyptian creation myth.
Who were the authors of the Bible, this fine old book,
known as The Book of God, or God's Word? What was their
inspiration? From the confused accounts of the racial history of
the Jewish people, little is known that can be considered
reliable. It is speculated, with some reason, that they were
migrants from a region of Afghanistan near the Hindu Kush, since
Hebrew names and words are still common there. The Pentateuch
itself marks its Brahmin origin. But whatever the history of the
Jewish people before their captivity by Chaldeans and Egyptians,
they had developed racial integrity and a strong sense of unity.
Once they regained their freedom, they gathered together in an
effort to rebuild their nation. Their aim was to have their own
laws, their own scriptures, and their own God.
We know from the text of the Old Testament that it had
more than one author and that its parts were written at
different times and put together later. We read in Isis
"That, after the first copy of the Book
of God has
been edited and launched on the world by Hilkiah, this copy
disappears, and Ezra has to make a new Bible, which
Judas Maccabeus finishes; that when it was copied from the
horned letters into square letters, it was corrupted beyond
recognition; . . . finally, we have a text . . . abounding
with omissions, interpolations, and premeditated
Whoever Hilkiah or Ezra were, however, we find that the
Book of God is largely composed of stories of the zodiac,
the sun, and the laws or principles of nature, as they were
known to the hierophants and high priests of Egypt and
Chaldea, who were well versed in the wisdom-religion taught
to humanity in its first conscious state.
It can be
said that there is no actual history in the Old Testament,
that the people in its pages are not real personages, but
that most are symbolic of some phase of the zodiac -- the
sun, the twelve signs, or a natural law. Abraham, for
instance, was not a Jew, though portrayed as the Father of
the Jewish people. He was borrowed from the Chaldeans,
inspired by the mighty prince Zeru-an, who was rich in gold
and silver, as written in Chaldean annals, and who bears a
resemblance to Saturn.
Neither Solomon nor David is historical. David is pure
myth, as are the prophets. David was conceived to be the
founder of the Jewish dynasty, which through Solomon, his
son and successor, acquired identification with the solar
deity, giving it preeminence over all mankind. It is
possible that the patriarchs were real figures, but even
this remains uncertain. Yet let it not be supposed that
there is no truth in the Old Testament. The allegories it
contains are as truthful and profound in meaning as they are
numerous. Also, the Scribes made their allegorical figures
into vivid personalities speaking ideas, as often a delight
to ponder on as they are edifying.
Although most of the Old Testament has been accepted
by fundamentalists as the gospel truth, even they have
confessed to doubts about Jonah and the whale. For a man to
be swallowed live by a whale and survive to tell the tale
was either a Biblical miracle or a bit of fisherman's
braggadocio. There have been many attempts to interpret the
allegory. However, since most of the main characters in the
Bible personify the sun, we can safely assume that Jonah
also represents some aspect of the solar orb. Those three
uncomfortable days and nights were the winter solstice.
Between the twenty-first and twenty-fourth of December the
nights are the darkest and longest of the entire year and
were known to ancient astrologers as the Whale's Belly. No
doubt this has reference to the winter constellation Cetus,
the Whale, which is just above the horizon at that time. The
'whale' was, therefore, in a position to swallow Jonah when
he, as the sun, plunged into the sea. Thus it was that
Jonah, the sun, spent three days and nights in the Whale's
Belly, where he meditated on the Lord.
In the third century, when the church fathers were
consolidating the Christian church, they had no knowledge of
the date of Jesus' birth. They chose the date celebrated by
the pagans, the winter solstice, when the darkest days give
way to the promise of brighter ones. This was incorporated
in terms of the zodiac into the story of the birth of Jesus,
or the sun. In the late hour of the twenty-fourth of
December, the zodiacal sign Virgo, or the Virgin, rests on
the horizon or ascendant. At the hour of midnight, the sun
enters the sign of Capricorn -- the manger and the goat.
Thus is the sun -- Jesus -- born of a virgin, by an
The star of the Magi may have been Venus and Jupiter
on May 8 of the year
Later, as the story goes, the constellation of Orion
rises in the East. The three bright stars in his belt are
the three Wise Men who came from the East to offer gifts to
the newborn King. These gifts were the new-old ideas
incorporated into the teachings of Jesus, such as "love ye
one another," "overcome evil with good," and "your Father
and my Father are one," which replaced the old Jewish idea
of "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." In the
north are the two stars known to the Arabs as Martha and
Mary. So are the starry heavens related to the great story.
Later in the life of Jesus -- the sun -- the twelve signs of
the zodiac become his disciples.
Although several centuries had passed since the Jewish
Scriptures were written, the presentation of astronomical
and philosophical principles by means of the zodiac had not
changed. Paul was a Jew, and he was familiar with the Jewish
Kabbalah and the science of allegories. It is hardly
possible to understand the Old Testament, or the New,
without some knowledge of the Jewish Kabbalah, the codebook
of symbology. From it one learns the esoteric meaning of the
first ten numbers, the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew
alphabet, the geometrical triangle, the square, and the
circle -- also the esoteric lore contained in the zodiac --
and these are the elements which help one to solve some of
the riddles of the Old Testament. Hidden indeed is the
meaning of the stories in the Old Testament, even when they
are translated into the terms of the zodiac.
Why are the truths of nature so concealed? As Paul
wrote in his first letter to the Corinthians, "We speak the
wisdom of God in mystery!" To hide the truth, of course,
does not change the truth. The sun still shines upon the
world as it always has, and always will until the end of its
own cycle. It remains the life-giver, supplying the vital
energy to every atom, and giving to every human being the
power to realize his full potential. We must keep aware of
the supreme place of the sun in our lives, in order better
to open the way to a greater realization of the truth. "
(From Sunrise magazine, December 1974; copyright ©
1974 Theosophical University Press)
The wisdom-religion was expressed, whether by Hindu,
Chaldean, or Jew, in the same way -- through figures of speech,
in myths, parables, or allegories. There are references to this
in the New Testament, where Paul tells the Corinthians that the
story of Moses is figurative -- ". . . the veil over his face .
. . is untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament" -- and
again where Paul tells the Galatians that the story of Abraham
and his two wives is an allegory. Paul explains that this is the
way it is told to those who do not know.
Whoever they were, the authors of the Old Testament were
obviously scholars, presumably high priests, men well aware of
the traditions and legends of other peoples all around them for
distances of hundreds of miles. It is evident that they drew
upon these traditions and legends in writing their scriptures,
which were to set forth the alleged history and genealogy of the
The Book of Enoch records that the angel Uriel revealed
the figures in the stars called the constellations to the
Chapter 8 it says:
Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and
shields, and breastplates, and made known to them
the metals of the earth and the art of working them,
and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of
antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and
all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 coloring
tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and
they committed fornication, and they 3 were led
astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings,
'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal
(taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations,
Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the
signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun,
and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men
perished, they cried, and their cry went up to
heaven . . .
and in Chapter 9:
33.2 And to
the east of these animals, I saw the ends of the
Earth, on which Heaven rests, and the open Gates of
Heaven. 33.3 And I saw how the stars of Heaven come
out, and counted the Gates out of which they come,
and wrote down all their outlets, for each one,
individually, according to their number. And their
names, according to their constellations, their
positions, their times, and their months, as the
Angel Uriel, who was with me, showed me. 33.4 And he
showed me everything, and wrote it down, and also
their names he wrote down for me, and their laws and
their functions. 34.1 And from there I went towards
the north, to the ends of the Earth, and there I saw
a great and glorious wonder at the ends of the whole
Earth. 34.2 And there I saw three Gates of Heaven;
through each of them north winds go out; when they
blow there is cold, hail, hoarfrost, snow, fog, and
rain. 34.3 And from one Gate, it blows for good; but
when they blow through the other two Gates, it is
with force, and it brings torment over the earth,
and they blow with force. 35.1 And from there I went
towards the west, to the ends of the Earth, and I
saw there, as I saw in the east, three open Gates -
as many Gates and as many outlets. 36.1 And from
there I went towards the south, to the ends of the
Earth, and there I saw three Gates of Heaven open;
and the south wind, the mist, and the rain, and
wind, come out from there. 36.2
And from there I went towards the east of the ends
of Heaven, and there I saw the three eastern Gates
of Heaven open, and above them, there were smaller
Gates. 36.3 Through each of these smaller Gates, the
stars of Heaven pass, and go towards the west, on
the path that has been shown to them.
The Book of Enoch
The four "cornerstone"
constellations, which date back to the Prophet
Enoch, correspond to the four faces of the cherubim
and the four principal tribes of Israel. Their
symbols of the lion, eagle/serpent, man and wild ox
(unicorn) are emblazoned on family coats of arms and
the banners of nations.
Several ancient cultures
designated four bright stars in the zodiac as the
"four corners of the earth" or the "four royal
stars." At the time the constellations were drawn by
Enoch, these four stars were near the sun's location
in the heavens on the first day of autumn, winter,
spring and summer, and were thus in four of the most
important locations in the sky. The identity of
these four stars is well known because there are, in
fact, four bright stars which fit these requirements
admirably. First, the star Antares is a bright red
star, which anciently marked the autumnal equinox,
that is, the place in the sky where the sun appears
on the first day of autumn. The next star in the
sequence is Fomalhaut, which is also a bright star,
marking winter. The next star is Aldebaran, another
very bright red star located 180.0° around the
ecliptic (the apparent path of the sun through the
stars) from Antares. Thus, it precisely marked the
spring equinox when Antares marked the autumn.
Finally, the bright star Regulus, located almost
exactly on the ecliptic, marked summer. Regulus,
meaning "the Prince," was traditionally the leader
of these four royal stars.
Each of the four royal stars is
in one constellation of the zodiac, which is the
circle of twelve constellations around the ecliptic.
Antares is located at the heart of the Scorpion
(Scorpius). Fomalhaut is located at the end of the
rivers of water being poured out by the Water Bearer
(Aquarius). Aldebaran is located at the eye of the
Bull (Taurus). Finally, Regulus is located at the
heart of the Lion (Leo), which is the king of the
constellations, even as the lion is called the king
of beasts. These are called the four cornerstone
constellations in this article because they form the
corners of a great square in the sky and also
provide a foundation for understanding gospel
Two of the royal stars are listed
by the ancients as being shared by two
constellations. Antares is not only the heart of the
scorpion, it is also the heel of the Serpent Bearer
(Ophiuchus),  who was encircled by a great
serpent (Serpens) and who is stepping on the body
and head of the Scorpion. Fomalhaut is not only in
the stream of the Water Bearer, it is also in the
Head of the Southern Fish (Piscis Australis).
In the case of the
Scorpion/Serpent pair, there is a third
constellation which is very closely associated with
them. It is the Eagle (Aquila), which is located
near the tail of the Serpent. The Eagle has been
considered to typify the enemy of the serpent and is
often shown holding the Serpent in its claws, even
as the Serpent Bearer is crushing the Scorpion.
It has been shown from strictly scientific arguments that
the constellations, as transmitted to us by the ancient Greeks,
originated about 2900 B.C. at a location of about 30° north
latitude.That means they are extremely ancient, being over 2,000
years older that the Greeks at their prime. That fits the Hebrew
tradition perfectly that they were drawn by prophets before the
Great Flood, and in particular, that they originated with the
prophet Enoch, who would have lived about that time.
Traditionally there were 48 constellations in the original
set: 12 principal constellations in a circle around the entire
sky called the zodiac, with three other constellations called
decans which accompanied each of those twelve. Generally
there is good agreement between ancient nations on just what
those 48 are, but there have been minor disagreements on three
or four of them. One seems to have been entirely lost, but it
may have been recently restored.
The Bible had some very important verses to tell us that
we should be looking at the stars:
Job 38:31-33 - God is speaking directly to
His servant Job. He says, "Can
you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of
Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Do you know
the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over
Mazzaroth occurs in the context of the voice
of Jehovah from the whirlwind (Job 38-41). Job shrivels up
before God as challenge after challenge from the voice of the
Creator accentuates Job's own nothingness in the presence of the
Almighty. The infinite power and wisdom of the eternal God are
contrasted time and again with the impotence and ignorance of
Job as finite man, until Job is completely humbled. In the
middle of this great barrage of challenges, Job is asked the
The Mazzaroth - The Alpha and Omega - The Study of the Stars by
Jim A Cornwell
(Mazzaloth) appears in 2 Kings 23:5. The
English Revised Version has "the twelve
signs" and in the margin "the signs of the zodiac." The
word itself means: The Separated, The Divided, or The
Apportioned, and it refers to the allotted spaces given to the
twelve signs in the circle of the zodiac. These are the signs
that mark the twelve divisions of the year.
The challenge of Jehovah to Job is that he
might bring forth the twelve signs in their successive order. Of
course only Jehovah could do it.
The Scriptures mention the twelve signs of
the zodiac, with the direct implication that God brings them
into view at the proper time for His own purposes.
Many of us have been brought up to associate
the twelve signs with the of astrology. Astrology is a "soft
science" which deals with subjective states of mind as well as
with objective facts. Some branches of astrology are :
electional, esoteric, genethliacal, horary, medical,
meteorological, and mundane.
The book of Job, is probably the oldest book
in the Bible, and is the book which most frequently mentions the
constellations of stars. Job refers to two of the signs of the
zodiac: Taurus, distinguished by the Pleiades, and Scorpio,
referred to as "the Chambers of the South" in the King James
Version. Three other constellations are mentioned: Orion, the
Bear, and Hydra, the crooked serpent.
If the writings of Job date from as early as
2000 B.C., at which time the zodiac (Mazzaroth) and the
constellations were well known, then even Biblical evidence
points to their greater antiquity. The word zodiac comes from
the Greek zodiakos, meaning A Circle. It is often assumed that
the connection is with animals (living creatures, from the Greek
Zoë, to live, and in English zoo, etc.). However, the root
meaning of zodiakos has nothing to do with living creatures, but
instead comes from a primitive root zoad, denoting A Way or A
Path or Going by Steps. In this connection it is used of the way
along which the sun appears to move through the stars in the
course of twelve months. This course is repeated every year as
the apparent position of the sun returns to almost the exact
spot that it occupied on the same date a year before. So the
path through the sky in which the sun travels (or appears to
travel) is called the zodiac and is divided into twelve
segments. Each of these twelve segments is marked by a group of
stars which is easily recognized. These twelve groups of stars
(constellations) have names that are familiar to most people and
are known as the signs of the zodiac: Gemini, Aquarius, Leo,
Aries (Ram): March 21–April 19
Taurus (Bull): April 20–May 20
Gemini (Twins): May 21–June 20
Cancer (Crab): June 21–July 22
Leo (Lion): July 23–Aug. 22
Virgo (Virgin): Aug. 23–Sept. 22
Libra (Scales): Sept. 23–Oct. 22
Scorpio (Scorpion): Oct. 23–Nov. 21
Sagittarius (Archer): Nov. 22–Dec. 21
Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22–Jan. 19
Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20–Feb. 18
Pisces (Fish): Feb. 19–March 20
The Egyptians and the Babylonians kept track
of the year by observing the stars that were in the sky where
the sun appeared (Helio Rising).
They divided the year in to 12 parts because
their number base was 12 or 60 and there are 12 moon cycles in a
year. They had the 12 parts each of 30 days and a partial month
of 5 days. They divided the part of the sky where the sun rose
into 12 parts to represent the 12 parts of year. They assigned
the group of stars names and pictures, now called constellations
and together form the Zodiac.
When the Sun first arose in a constellation,
it was said to be entering the constellation. Basically, it is
starting the next month of the year. However, the earth has a
little wobble in its axis and this became inaccurate over the
centuries. Now if we used the same zodiac and looked to see
where the sun rises we would see that the sun has shifted 2
constellations. It is 2 months off. Yet astrologers still use
the old calendar (zodiac) to cast horoscopes.
Our names for the constellations came from
the Latin, who got it from the Arabs, who got it from the
Babylonians. Many of the star names and the measurement system
used to map the heaven still have their Arabic names. For
example, Betelgeuse means "arm pit" (of the giant) referring to
the what we call the shoulder of the constellation Orion.
Job 35:31-33 - knowest
then the ordinances/influences
The Last Days - The Time of Harvest
Matthew 14:17 Jesus fed his people with 2 fishes
This is the floor in the Vatican.
The son/sun feeds his people when it rising in the
Three Phases of the Son/Sun
And now Jesus directed them to bring
the fish they had caught. When Peter
dragged up the weight net, it was found
full of great fishes, not less than a
The photo shows 2 tilapia, also
popularly known as "St. Peter's fish,"
.... Jn:21:11: Simon Peter went up, and
drew the net to land full of great
Jesus go when he leaves the house of Pisces?
John 14:1 Let not your
heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also
John 14:2 In
my Father's house are many mansions:
if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go
to prepare a place for you.
NOTE: "In my
Father's abode are many dwelling places. In my
Father's heavens are many houses - the 12 houses of
John 14:3 And if I go
and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye
may be also.
John 14:4 And whither I
go ye know, and the way ye know.
John 14:5 Thomas saith
unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and
how can we know the way?
John 14:6 Jesus saith
unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:7 If ye had
known me, ye should have known my Father also: and
from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
John 14:8 Philip saith
unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth
John 14:9 Jesus saith
unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me
hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then],
Shew us the Father?
John 14:10 Believest
thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in
me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of
myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth
John 14:11 Believe me
that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or
else believe me for the very works' sake.
John 14:12 Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater
[works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my
John 14:13 And
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14 If ye shall
ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].
John 14:15 If ye love
me, keep my commandments.
John 14:16 And I will
pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:17 [Even] the
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but
ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be
John 14:18 I will not
leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:19 Yet a little
while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live also.
John 14:20 At that day
ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in
me, and I in you.
John 14:21 He that hath
my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.
John 14:22 Judas saith
unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou
wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the
John 14:23 Jesus
answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he
will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and
we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 14:24 He that
loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word
which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which
John 14:25 These things
have I spoken unto you, being [yet] present with
John 14:26 But the
Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 14:27 Peace I leave
with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:28 Ye have heard
how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again]
unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because
I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is
greater than I.
John 14:29 And now I
have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe.
John 14:30 Hereafter I
will not talk much with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
John 14:31 But that the
world may know that I love the Father; and as the
Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let
us go hence.
When will this happen?
Mark 13:2 And Jesus
answering said unto him, Seest
thou these great buildings? there shall not be left
one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown
twin towers? 9/11?
Mark 13:5 And Jesus
answering them began to say, Take heed lest any
[man] deceive you:
Mark 13:6 For
many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ];
and shall deceive many.
Mark 13:7 And
when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be
ye not troubled: for [such things] must needs be;
but the end [shall] not [be] yet.
Mark 13:8 For
nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in
divers places, and there shall be famines and
troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows.
Mark 13:9 But take heed
to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to
councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten:
and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for
my sake, for a testimony against them.
Mark 13:10 And
the gospel must first be published among all
Mark 13:11 But when they
shall lead [you], and deliver you up, take no
thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do
ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that
speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Mark 13:12 Now the
brother shall betray the brother to death, and the
father the son; and children shall rise up against
[their] parents, and shall cause them to be put to
Mark 13:13 And
ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake:
but he that shall endure unto the end, the same
shall be saved.
Mark 13:14 But
when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it
ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then
let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Mark 13:15 And let him
that is on the housetop not go down into the house,
neither enter [therein], to take any thing out of
Mark 13:16 And let him
that is in the field not turn back again for to take
up his garment.
Mark 13:17 But woe to
them that are with child, and to them that give suck
in those days!
Mark 13:18 And
pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Mark 13:19 For
[in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not
from the beginning of the creation which God created
unto this time, neither shall be.
Two types of plague are believed to
have caused the Black Death. The first
is the "bubonic" type, which was the
most common. The bubonic form of plague
A plague of locusts is sweeping
across the Sahel region of
north-west Africa, leaving in its
wake a trail of decimated crops in
Mauritania, Mali, ...
Mark 13:20 And
except that the Lord had shortened those days, no
flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake,
whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Mark 13:21 And
then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here [is]
Christ; or, lo, [he is] there; believe [him] not:
Mark 13:22 For
false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and
shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it
were] possible, even the elect.
Mark 13:23 But take ye
heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
Mark 13:24 But
in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall
be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Mark 13:25 And
the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that
are in heaven shall be shaken.
Mark 13:26 And
then shall they see the Son of man coming in the
clouds with great power and glory.
Mark 13:27 And
then shall he send his angels, and shall gather
together his elect from the four winds, from the
uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of
Mark 13:28 Now learn a
parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that
summer is near:
Mark 13:29 So
ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things
come to pass, know that it is nigh, [even] at the
Mark 13:30 Verily
I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass,
till all these things be done.
Mark 13:31 Heaven and
earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
Mark 13:32 But of that
day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the
Mark 13:33 Take
ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the
Mark 13:34 [For the Son
of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left
his house, and gave authority to his servants, and
to every man his work, and commanded the porter to
Mark 13:35 Watch ye
therefore: for ye know not when the master of the
house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the
cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Mark 13:36 Lest coming
suddenly he find you sleeping.
Mark 13:37 And
what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
as some spake of the temple, how it was
adorned with goodly stones and gifts, Jesus
for these things which ye behold, the days
will come, in the which there shall not be
left one stone upon another, that shall not
be thrown down.
9/11 twin towers?
they asked him, saying, Master, but when
shall these things be? and what sign will
there be when these things shall come to
he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am
Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not
therefore after them.
when ye shall hear of wars and commotions,
be not terrified: for these things must
first come to pass; but the end is not by
said he unto them, Nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
great earthquakes shall be in divers places,
and famines, and pestilences; and fearful
sights and great signs shall there be from
before all these, they shall lay their hands
on you, and persecute you, delivering you up
to the synagogues, and into prisons, being
brought before kings and rulers for my
it shall turn to you for a testimony.
it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate
before what ye shall answer:
I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which
all your adversaries shall not be able to
gainsay nor resist.
ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and
brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and
some of you shall they cause to be put to
ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
there shall not an hair of your head perish.
your patience possess ye your souls.
when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with
armies, then know that the desolation
thereof is nigh.
let them which are in Judaea flee to the
mountains; and let them which are in the
midst of it depart out; and let not them
that are in the countries enter thereinto.
these be the days of vengeance, that all
things which are written may be fulfilled.
woe unto them that are with child, and to
them that give suck, in those days! for
there shall be great distress in the land,
and wrath upon this people.
they shall fall by the edge of the sword,
and shall be led away captive into all
nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down
of the Gentiles, until the times of the
Gentiles be fulfilled.
there shall be signs in the sun, and in the
moon, and in the stars; and
upon the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
hearts failing them for fear, and for
looking after those things which are coming
on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall
then shall they see the Son of man coming in
a cloud with power and great glory.
when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads; for
your redemption draweth nigh.
he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig
tree, and all the trees;
they now shoot forth, ye see and know of
your own selves that summer is now nigh at
likewise ye, when ye see these things come
to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is
nigh at hand.
I say unto you, This generation shall not
pass away, till all be fulfilled.
and earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away.
take heed to yourselves, lest at any time
your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and
so that day come upon you unawares.
as a snare shall it come on all them that
dwell on the face of the whole earth.
ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may
be accounted worthy to escape all these
things that shall come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of man.
in the day time he was teaching in the
temple; and at night he went out, and abode
in the mount that is called the mount of
all the people came early in the morning to
him in the temple, for to hear him.
the feast of unleavened bread drew
nigh, which is called the Passover.
the chief priests and scribes sought
how they might kill him; for they
feared the people.
entered Satan into Judas surnamed
Iscariot, being of the number of the
he went his way, and communed with
the chief priests and captains, how
he might betray him unto them.
they were glad, and covenanted to
give him money.
he promised, and sought opportunity
to betray him unto them in the
absence of the multitude.
came the day of unleavened bread,
when the passover [lamb] must be
he sent Peter and John, saying, Go
and prepare us the passover, that we
they said unto him, Where wilt thou
that we prepare?
he said unto them, Behold, when ye
are entered into the city, there
shall a man meet you, bearing a
pitcher of water; follow him into
the house where he entereth in.
NOTE: The man with the
water pitcher is Aquarius, which
officially starts on Dec. 21, 2012
ye shall say unto the goodman of the
house, The Master saith unto thee,
Where is the guestchamber, where I
shall eat the passover with my
he shall shew you a large upper room
furnished: there make ready.
they went, and found as he had said
unto them: and they made ready the
when the hour was come, he sat down,
and the twelve apostles with him.
he said unto them, With desire I
have desired to eat this passover
with you before I suffer:
I say unto you, I will not any more
eat thereof, until it be fulfilled
in the kingdom of God.
he took the cup, and gave thanks,
and said, Take this, and divide it
NOTE: This is the cup of Aquarius
I say unto you, I will not drink of
the fruit of the vine, until the
kingdom of God shall come.
he took bread, and gave thanks, and
brake it, and gave unto them,
saying, This is my body which is
given for you: this do in
remembrance of me.
also the cup after supper, saying,
This cup is the new testament in my
blood, which is shed for you.
behold, the hand of him that
betrayeth me is with me on the
truly the Son of man goeth, as it
was determined: but woe unto that
man by whom he is betrayed!
they began to enquire among
themselves, which of them it was
that should do this thing.
there was also a strife among them,
which of them should be accounted
he said unto them, The kings of the
Gentiles exercise lordship over
them; and they that exercise
authority upon them are called
ye shall not be so: but he that is
greatest among you, let him be as
the younger; and he that is chief,
as he that doth serve.
whether is greater, he that sitteth
at meat, or he that serveth? is not
he that sitteth at meat? but I am
among you as he that serveth.
are they which have continued with
me in my temptations.
I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my
Father hath appointed unto me;
NOTE: Every man born is born into
a house of the Zodiac.
ye may eat and drink at my table in
my kingdom, and sit on thrones
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
NOTE: The twelve tribes are
the houses of the Zodiac. Fully
the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired to have you, that
he may sift you as wheat:
I have prayed for thee, that thy
faith fail not: and when thou art
converted, strengthen thy brethren.
he said unto him, Lord, I am ready
to go with thee, both into prison,
and to death.
he said, I tell thee, Peter, the
cock shall not crow this day, before
that thou shalt thrice deny that
thou knowest me.
he said unto them, When I sent you
without purse, and scrip, and shoes,
lacked ye any thing? And they said,
said he unto them, But now, he that
hath a purse, let him take it, and
likewise his scrip: and he that hath
no sword, let him sell his garment,
and buy one.
I say unto you, that this that is
written must yet be accomplished in
me, And he was reckoned among the
transgressors: for the things
concerning me have an end.
they said, Lord, behold, here are
two swords. And he said unto them,
It is enough.
he came out, and went, as he was
wont, to the mount of Olives; and
his disciples also followed him.
when he was at the place, he said
unto them, Pray that ye enter not
he was withdrawn from them about a
stone's cast, and kneeled down, and
Father, if thou be willing, remove
this cup from me: nevertheless not
my will, but thine, be done.
there appeared an angel unto him
from heaven, strengthening him.
being in an agony he prayed more
earnestly: and his sweat was as it
were great drops of blood falling
down to the ground.
when he rose up from prayer, and was
come to his disciples, he found them
sleeping for sorrow,
said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise
and pray, lest ye enter into
while he yet spake, behold a
multitude, and he that was called
Judas, one of the twelve, went
before them, and drew near unto
Jesus to kiss him.
Jesus said unto him, Judas,
betrayest thou the Son of man with a
they which were about him saw what
would follow, they said unto him,
Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
one of them smote the servant of the
high priest, and cut off his right
Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye
thus far. And he touched his ear,
and healed him.
Jesus said unto the chief priests,
and captains of the temple, and the
elders, which were come to him, Be
ye come out, as against a thief,
with swords and staves?
I was daily with you in the temple,
ye stretched forth no hands against
me: but this is your hour, and the
power of darkness.
took they him, and led him, and
brought him into the high priest's
house. And Peter followed afar off.
when they had kindled a fire in the
midst of the hall, and were set down
together, Peter sat down among them.
a certain maid beheld him as he sat
by the fire, and earnestly looked
upon him, and said, This man was
also with him.
he denied him, saying, Woman, I know
after a little while another saw
him, and said, Thou art also of
them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
about the space of one hour after
another confidently affirmed,
saying, Of a truth this fellow also
was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
Peter said, Man, I know not what
thou sayest. And immediately, while
he yet spake, the cock crew.
the Lord turned, and looked upon
Peter. And Peter remembered the word
of the Lord, how he had said unto
him, Before the cock crow, thou
shalt deny me thrice.
Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
the men that held Jesus mocked him,
and smote him.
when they had blindfolded him, they
struck him on the face, and asked
him, saying, Prophesy, who is it
that smote thee?
many other things blasphemously
spake they against him.
as soon as it was day, the elders of
the people and the chief priests and
the scribes came together, and led
him into their council, saying,
thou the Christ? tell us. And he
said unto them, If I tell you, ye
will not believe:
if I also ask you, ye will not
answer me, nor let me go.
shall the Son of man sit on the
right hand of the power of God.
said they all, Art thou then the Son
of God? And he said unto them, Ye
say that I am.
they said, What need we any further
witness? for we ourselves have heard
of his own mouth.
OTHER RELIGIONS WHO HAD SAVIORS DIE ON THE
Didn't God have Paul tells us to look at the stars to
see how the "wrath of God" is revealed in the heavens? Romans
1:18 Do you have
another explanation that fits verse 23?
What else can there be in the heavens that man could change from
"the incorruptible God into an image make like to corruptible
man, and birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things?"
There isn't anything up there to change but the pictures of the
constellations. The Greeks changed the constellation of Coma
from a seated woman
with a child on
her lap, to a swatch of hair, and called it Berenice. They
obscured the picture that enhanced the main sign of Virgo. The
woman holding the child fills out the "seed" concept offered by
Virgo, with her stalk of wheat in one hand.
KEY TO THE CHARTS BELOW:
VIRGO The Prophecy of the Promised
Seed of the Woman
FIRST CALENDAR BEGAN
A-branch/ear of corn
A virgin will
P-woman feed baby boy
Coma Berenices [iii],
the star cluster, beneath the Bear's tail
desired of all nations shall
Centaurus = Constellation
between Hydra and
Brightest star is
which is nearest to Earth
rejected of men
BOOTES-the coming one
E-one who rules
he cometh to judge
Enoch 7 & 8
The Promised Seed of the woman, the Desired of all nations, a
two-natured being, who will come to harvest.
LIBRA The Redeemer's Atoning Work
SEE - 11-21-98
The Burial Wheel of OSIRIS
Isa 53:10-sin offering
(balance our lacks)
Dan 9:26- 62
weeks, messiah cut off
H,A-to be slain
Isa 53:7-lamb to the slaughter;
Ez18:4 blood remission
PS 110:1-thine enemies thy
The price deficient balanced by the price which covers. The
Cross endured by the Victim slain, who receives the Crown.
The Scorpion seeking to wound, but itself trodden under foot.
The Serpent and the Man struggling. The Mighty Man kneeling on
one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens
of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon.
The two-natured Conqueror going forth; Praise prepared for the
Conqueror and the consuming fire prepared for His enemy the Ol
CAPARISONS Their Blessings Procured
CAPRICORNUS-the sea goat
Replace of sacrifice;
Isa 53:8-stricken for my people;
All about 2012
Isa 53:4-smitten of
[royal symbol, falling in death]
H-pouring out water;
died but rose again
(whole New Testament)
The goat of Atonement for the Redeemed slain by the arrow of
the smitten One falling, and Rising again.
The living waters
of blessing poured forth for the Redeemed who Drink in the
Blessing. Bringing speedily the Good News of the returning
The Redeemed blessed though bound. (The two Houses of Israel and
Judah) by a Band to their great enemy. The redeemed in bondage
waiting for their Redeemer coming to rule.
ARIES Their Blessings Consummated
Ak-sacrifice of righteousness
full of life
the enthroned woman
E-set up as queen
the sea monster
THE HOLLOW EARTH
The Midgard Serpent -
Son of Loki and
Angrboda, a sea monster.
serpent encircles the world of human beings
E-who fights & subdues
Christ is the
The Lamb that was slain. The captive to be delivered and
prepared for her for her Husband, who is bound to Cetus, the sea
monster, who will be Broken by the Deliverer.
Messiah coming to rule in the person of the redeemer. whose
Wrath is breaking forth on His enemies, while He shepherd's his
Redeemed in safety.
The twofold nature of the King who treads His enemy under foot.
The coming glorious Prince of Prices, the exalted Redeemer.
The possessions held fast in the Lesser and greater Sheepfolds.
The redeemed pilgrims safely journeying home.
LEO Messiah's consummated Triumph
connected to 9/11?
THE AMERICAN TRAGEDY
A-vehemently leaping as flame
Rev 5:5 Lion
of tribe of Judah prevails
means he is abhorred
THE GATHERING OF EAGLES
pouring out something
will be sated with contempt
instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and stagger! The cup
in the LORD's right hand will come around to you, and
shame will come upon your glory!
in the cup
the enemy/breaking up
[snake natural enemy]
The raven symbolizes Air
eat God's enemy's
Charts from: http://www.asis.com/users/stag/zodiac.html
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah aroused for the rending of the
Enemy, the old Serpent. the cup of Divine wrath poured out,
while birds of prey devour him.
The Lunar Zodiac would seem from history to be more ancient
than the Solar Zodiac. However, as we shall see, they
undoubtedly have a common source. The Lunar Zodiac can be found
in India, Arabia and China. Unlike China and Arabia, the Indian
astronomy assigned figures to each of the Mansions
of the Moon. The Lunar Zodiac travels around the same
ecliptic as the Solar, but is divided into twenty-eight parts.
Each of these Mansions has
it's own particular name.
Nostradamus used the Moon Nodes to more closely determine
what was going to happen in the future. Today, Dr.
Louis Turi uses
Nostradamus' Dragon Tail of the Moon to predict what is going to
happen. I've listened to him for several years and I've
never known him to be wrong yet. Either was Nostradamus.
Joseph A. Seiss has written a very complete account of the
Zodiacs, including related subjects, like primeval man. I urge
you to get this book called, "The Gospel in the Stars." About
the history of the Lunar Zodiac Seiss says, "Astronomers agree
in regarding this Lunar Zodiac as containing the most ancient
remains of the science of the stars. The Romans, Greeks, and
Egyptians knew little or nothing about it, but it is a matter of
record in China that it was known and understood in that country
as early as the reign of Yao, about twenty-three hundred years
before the Christian era, which was before the time of Abraham.
In the Chinese astronomy it begins with Virgo, which would seem
to indicate that the Chinese table came from the antediluvian
There a lot of good reasons to perceive the
narratives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the twelve sons
of Israel as fictional accounts. One of them is that
scholars have been able to date the time in which they
were written to about the seventh century, and,
according to the Bible, the events were supposed to have
taken place about 2200 BCE-a 1600 year gap.
It was common practice, in those days, to write a
legendary history as a means of defining a common
cultural background. They weren't intended to serve as
an accurate history; there were no records to work from.
According to the "Oxford History of the Biblical
World", page 17, Israel was composed of a confederation.
When a tribe joined, a name was placed in the eponymous
list of sons of Jacob/Israel.
The twelve familiar names of the zodiac came from the
Greeks. What we are interested in is what the Hebrews
called these twelve constellations. In Genesis 49, Jacob
is at the end of his life when he calls his sons
together to tell them what fortune awaits them.
Placing the names of the twelve tribes with the
zodiac is not an exact science. Three references, named
below, come to different conclusions. On some names they
agree and on others they don't; sometimes they are not
At minimum, they tell is that the Hebrews had a
strong belief that the stars and the sun held the
secrets to their destiny. By sticking with the symbology
of the basic constellations and the stars that fall
within their sector.
After Jacob fathered his twelve sons, God changed his
name to Israel. In a roundabout way the name "Israel"
means constellations of the Zodiac. According to
Strong's dictionary, "Israel" means "he will rule as
God". Astrologically, the sun god rules according to the
motifs of the zodiacal constellation it is in.
name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you
have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed." (Gen
In Genesis 49, Jacob the father sun is entering the
twilight of its descent. Jacob's swan song is to review
the future of his twelve zodiacal sons.
Rueben rules in Aquarius the water bearer because of
his association with water.
Jacob's firstborn, Rueben, had sex with one of his
first-born) (Gen 35:22)
Gemini and Libra
Simeon rules Gemini and Levi rules Libra as brothers
in violence. Both constellations symbolize the number
two. The Gemini are brothers and Libra the scale for
That they "hamstring oxen" can be seen when the sun
rises into Gemini, making the stars of Taurus appear to
descend as if hamstrung. In the zodiac circle, Gemini
lies above and next to Taurus, and Libra is opposite
Taurus. Astronomically, when the sun ascends into
Gemini, Taurus falls away from the sun. And when the sun
enters Libra, Taurus is in full descent.
Jacob says he will divide and scatter the brothers in
Israel, which means the two constellations are not in
juxtaposition; one is next to Taurus and the other is
As slayers of men, Gemini includes two bright stars
called the twins. In ancient mythology, the Gemini twins
were warlike heroes who avenged the kidnapping of their
sister Helen to Troy.
In Genesis 34, their sister Dinah was raped by
Schecham the son of Hamor the Hivite. Simeon and Levi
took revenge by murdering the father, son and all the
males of the city. Not content to stop there, they
plundered the city.
Judah rules Leo the lion. Lions got their title as
king of beasts because July is the hottest time of the
year. Judah is the tribe from which king David descends.
Jacob associates Judah with lions. A throwback to the
ancient Egyptians, a scepter and staff symbolize
Pisces is ruled by Zebulun by its association with
the sea. As a haven for ships, fish supply food for long
voyages. Of course, water borders land.
Issachar rules Taurus the bull. Asses associate with
bulls in the sense that they are both pulling animals.
Taurus follows Aries the sheep in the zodiac.
Dan rules Scorpio. In the sector of Scorpion, there
is the constellation Serpens the serpent. A viper that
bites the horse's heels, juxtapositions Scorpio next to
Sagittarius, the half man half horse. When horse and
rider fall backward can be seen because Sagittarius
descends lower than Scorpio.
Gad rules Sagittarius. "Raiders" make us think of
something military. Being an archer, Sagittarius is a
Asher rules Virgo with its association with food. The
sun enters Virgo at the end of the growing season. Virgo
is pictured with stalks of grains in her hand.
Naphtali rules Aries the lamb. The sun enters Aries
at the beginning of spring when fawns and lambs are
Joseph rules Cancer. The sun enters Cancer at the
height of its ascent when Orion the hunter with its bow
can be seen upright. In the zodiac circle, Cancer is
opposite Sagittarius, so allegorically they are in
opposition. The archers' attack comes from Sagittarius
the archer shooting across the divide from the winter
solstice to the summer solstice.
Orion is not one of the twelve zodiac constellations,
but next to the sun, it is the most important
constellation in Jewish and Christian mythology. He is
the favorite son and the only one who receives God's
Starting at Genesis 37, Genesis devotes more space to
Joseph than any of the other brothers. Joseph's brothers
didn't like him, so they left him in a pit to be picked
up by a caravan and sold as a slave in Egypt. In
Christian mythology, Orion is personified as the Son of
Benjamin rules Capricorn as a ravenous wolf when
Sirius the Dog Star rises above the horizon in early
January. It is the brightest of all the stars. In
Christian mythology, it is the Star of Bethlehem.
A hint of Paul's dishonesty comes from his claim to
be a descendant of the nonexistent tribe of Benjamin.
After the Jews were exiled in 586 BCE, tribal names
then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself
am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of
the tribe of Benjamin. (Rom.
Allegorically, when the sun dies, it is in full
descent at the darkest months of winter, and is said to
be in a cave. Thus, Jacob is buried in a cave. By a
remarkable coincidence, Jesus was also carried to a cave
after he died.
What's in a Name
If we want to get sticky about names, even the Bible
doesn't agree on all of them.
Exodus 1 agrees with Genesis 49.
Judges 5 misses two tribes: Simeon and Levi. Two of
them, Meroz and Machir, were added. Considering the
importance of the tribe of Levi in the Exodus, this is
not a minor omission-Moses and Aaron were supposed to be
1:3 "And Judah said to his brother Simeon, "Come up
with me into the
territory allotted to me, that we may fight against the
Canaanites; and I will
likewise go with you into the territory allotted to
Machir was the first-born son of Manasseh
(Josh. xvii. 1; I Chron. vii. 14); founder
of the most important or dominant branch of
the tribe of Manasseh. His importance is
shown by the collocation of Ephraim and
Machir (instead of Manasseh) in Deborah'e
Song (Judges v. 14), which seems to imply
that the whole tribe was once known by his
name. This is confirmed by the statement
that Machir was the only son of Manasseh
(Num. xxvi. 29). In Gen. 1. 23 the children
of Machir are said to have been "born upon
Joseph's knees" (R. V.), that is, they were
adopted by Joseph (from the Jewish
DEBORAH, THE SONG OF: -
...his return with anticipations of rich
booty (verses 28-30). " Meroz "—an
unknown place—is cursed for its
unwillingness to help Yhwh,
(from the Jewish encyclopedia)
In Deuteronomy 33, only eleven
tribes are named; Simeon's name is missing.
Editors note: Deuteronomy
27:11-13 " 11Moses also charged the people
on that day, saying, 12 "When you cross the
Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim
to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah,
Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. 13 "For the
curse, these shall stand on Mount Ebal:
Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and
horns - statue in the Vatican
People who meditate and channel higher
will feel these same two horns on their
while in trance.
Since Moses was a prophet, who channeled the
higher spirit of God,
he would have had two horns likewise!
The Book of Amos
many books are written by prophets/seers
They would likewise have felt the horns on
Kabbalistic Astrology by
Rabbi Joel C. Dobin.
Alan Oken's Complete Astrology by
Christianity Before Christ by
John G. Jackson.
The New Patterns in the Sky by
Julius D. W. Staal
The Oxford History of the Biblical World edited
by Michael D. Coogan.
The Bible Unearthed by
Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman.
Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning by
Richard Hinkley Allen
The Bible uses Numbers chapter 2 as a basis for the layout of
the camp (temple/tree), and it goes on to define the astronomical
positions of the tribes in Genesis 49.
Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in
the last days.
yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken
unto Israel your father.
thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my
strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of
as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to
thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my
and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their
my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their
assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their
anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged
down a wall.
be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it
was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in
thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall
be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall
bow down before thee.
is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion;
who shall rouse him up?
sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the
gathering of the people be.
his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice
vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the
blood of grapes:
eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an
haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was
pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a
servant unto tribute.
shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that
biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall
have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the
of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal
is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose
branches run over the wall:
archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated
his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were
made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from
thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the
Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven
above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of
the breasts, and of the womb:
blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings
of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting
hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown
of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
shall ravin as
a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at
night he shall divide the spoil.
these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that
their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one
according to his blessing he blessed them.
he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered
unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is
in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before
Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the
field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a
they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried
Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was
from the children of Heth.
when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he
gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost,
and was gathered unto his people.
NOTE: In red, you will see
the names of the tribes and where they are located. In blue
you will see in which order they march out.
the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own
standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off
about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
on the east
side toward the rising of the sun shall
they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout
their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be
captain of the children of Judah.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were
threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of
Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of
the children of Issachar.
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty
and four thousand and four hundred.
the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be
captain of the children of Zebulun.
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty
and seven thousand and four hundred.
that were numbered in the camp of Judah were an hundred
thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four
hundred, throughout their armies. These
shall first set forth.
the south side shall
be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their
armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be
Elizur the son of Shedeur.
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty
and six thousand and five hundred.
those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and
the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the
son of Zurishaddai.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty
and nine thousand and three hundred.
the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall
be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty
and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.
that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were an hundred
thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and
fifty, throughout their armies. And
they shall set forth in the second rank.
the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with
the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as
they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his
place by their standards.
the west side shall
be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their
armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be
Elishama the son of Ammihud.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty
thousand and five hundred.
by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of
the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty
and two thousand and two hundred.
the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of
Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty
and five thousand and four hundred.
that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were an hundred
thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their
they shall go forward in the third rank.
standard of the camp of Dan
shall be on the north side by
their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall
be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were
threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and
the captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty
and one thousand and five hundred.
the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of
Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty
and three thousand and four hundred.
they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an hundred
thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They
shall go hindmost with their standards.
are those which were numbered of the children of Israel by
the house of their fathers: all those that were numbered of
the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred thousand
and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel;
as the LORD commanded Moses.
the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD
commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and
so they set forward, every one after their families,
according to the house of their fathers.
NOTE: The house of their fathers are
the astrological houses.
NOTE FROM JOE MASON:
These are the parts of Numbers 2
that give the order of the Tribes when they set out on the march are
listed below, along with some other notes.
When I first read the verses, I realized they matched well with the
New Jerusalem plan or diagram. When I understood the order of the
march, I thought of 'marching through time'. In ancient symbolism,
this could compare to the flying arrow or the moving river. I would
think it would apply to people in a boat or other vehicle,
land or air, moving along in time.
The Zodiac, like a clock, shows movement in time. Each year, in our
perceptions, we "move through" all twelve signs. The precession, the
wobble of the Earth's axis, causes a very slow progression
"backward" through the Ages, each of which lasts an average of about
2,160 years, for the total circle of 25,920 years.
The apparent movement through the Ages, at a rate of 72-degrees each
year, is tracked by the solstices and equinoxes, especially the
winter solstice. That is give as the birth date of Mithras and
Jesus, as December 25th. The actual date changes slowly,
so that in 2012 it will be on December 21st (at 11:11 AM, of
Here's the order --
- The whole number of the camp of Judah, by their companies, is a
hundred and eighty-six thousand four hundred. They shall set out
first on the march.
Numbers 2:16 - The whole number of the camp of Reuben, by their
companies, is a hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and
fifty. They shall set out second.
Numbers 2:17 "Then the tent of
meeting shall set out, with the camp of the Levites in the midst of
the camps; as they encamp, so shall they set out, each in position,
standard by standard.
Numbers 2:24 - The whole number of the camp of E'phraim, by their
companies, is a hundred and eight thousand one hundred. They
shall set out third on the march.
Numbers 2:31 - The whole number of the camp of Dan is a hundred and
fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They shall set out last,
standard by standard."
I took these from the King James
Bible, Revised Standard Version. You can select that version here --
I missed them when I first looked
today, because I thought they were listed in straight order. The
"marching order" verses are interspersed with the verses about their
Note that the order is given by first, second, third, and last.
These are the major four tirbes from the four quarters. Two minor
tribes are in each of the quarters, so there are a total of three
tribes in each quarter, for a total of twelve, who march in order.
The Levites march in the middle, with six Tribes ahead and six
South Man Aquarius
(no number) Levites Middle
E'phraim West Ox
North Eagle Scorpio
The Levites are not considered a
Numbers 2:33 - But
the Levites were not numbered among the people of Israel, as the
LORD commanded Moses.
The Priests from line of Aaron are
in the center of camp, with the Tabernacle, symbolizing God in
Scorpio was the Eagle to the ancients.
The symbois of the four main Tribes are the "Four Living Creatures"
Ezekiel and Revelation (Lion, Ox, Man, Eagle).
In terms of the Zodiac that we know today, it seems that Ruben and
E'phraim are reversed. Ruben, the Man, as Aquarius, should on the
West, opposite to Judah on the East. The Sphinx illustrates this as
the Lion/Man. E'phraim, the ox, Taurus, should be on the South.
Around 12,920 years ago, the Sphinx was facing toward the East,
where Leo was in the sky. Aquarius was directly behind, 180 degrees
Here's a graphic of the Zodiac with Tribes
This is a graphic of the portal
gaurdian from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud, Assyria,
833-859 BC, which represented the combined Lion, Ox, Man, and Eagle.
Ezekiel was a captive in Babylon around 600 BC, so he knew of these
combined creatures. Chances are, the concept came to the ancient
Sumerians from the Annunaki.
This is the portal guardian from the
palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud, Assyria, 883-859
BC. Limestone. Height 11 feet 6 inches.
The chimeral cherub combines the body
of a bull, feet of a lion, wings and breast of an eagle,
and a human head wearing a miter with six horns. These
are features suggesting the four zodiacal signs of the
spring and autumn equinoxes, summer and winter
solstices, as they appeared when, not Aries, but Taurus
was the vernal equinoctial sign; namely: Taurus, Leo,
and Eagle (which later became Scorpio, and Aquarius. So
combined, these four brought together in one symbolic
form the quarters of that whole revolving screen of the
sky, beyond and behind which the god Ashur resided - as
Ashurnasirpal, his vicar on earth, beyond and behind the
wall and portal protected by this Taurian cherub.
In the prophet Ezekiel's vision, late 6th century BC,
the same four beasts were seen in the faces of the
"creatures" before God's throne (Ezekiel
1:5-11, also 10:9-14)
and in Christian iconography, they again appear as signs
of the Evangelists.
This page shows a great deal of the
interrelated graphics and information about the tribes, their camp
positions and what it relates to:
The Interrelated 2005 Crop Circle Formations - Part Seven
Comparison: As I mentioned, the
four living creatures are thought to represent Zodiac signs. I
first read about the idea in 1990, in Joseph Campbell's The Inner
Reaches Of Outer Space. A photograph is shown on page 77 of a
"chimeral cherub," a large limestone carving. It is a portal
guardian from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud, Assyria,
833-859 BC. The chimeral cherub combines the body of a bull,
feet of a lion, wings and breast of an eagle, and a human head
wearing a miter with six horns. Ezekiel lived during the late
6th century BC, and was located in the area of Babylon, so it is
likely that he was familiar with this symbolism. The four
living creatures correspond to the Zodiac signs during the Age of
Taurus in this way -
Lion = Leo - summer solstice
Ox = Taurus - spring equinox
Eagle (which later became Scorpio) = autumnal equinox
Man = Aquarius, the Water Bearer - winter solstice
The Tribes, the Tabernacle and The
In order to better understand the Book of Revelation, and its Zodiac
associations, I think it is important to study this chapter of the
Bible closely: Numbers 2. See above or: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers%202;&version=9;
The ratchet spiral of the
1991 Barbury Castle pictogram seemed to represent six Ages, from the
start of Leo to the end of Pisces.
The Cycle of Time
The ratchet, or Mercury spiral in the Barbury Castle formation may
also indicate a cycle of time of six steps, followed by a seventh.
The angle from the center of the triangle to the corner touching the
ratchet was at 120 degrees, a tetrahedral point. From that
point to the center of the ratchet, the angle was 108 degrees.
108 is a Gematrian number, and is associated with time cycles of 108
x 4 =432, or 1080 years. It is the number of names for the
goddess in India. 108 x 120 = 12960, the number of years in
half the precession of the equinoxes through the Zodiac signs.
Divided by the six arcs, gives 2160, the length of one Age of the
Zodiac. This may suggest the period of time between Leo
The Sphinx may also indicate this by the head of a man and the body
of a Lion. It was probably built in the Age of Leo, over
12,000 years ago, and it faces east, corresponding to the equinox
points at that time. Directly behind, at 180 degrees, would be
About four years after these
events, my friend, James Furia, informed me that the sphinx does not
face directly toward the east, but is offset by about four-degrees.
I remembered that the offsets of the ratchet spiral of the Barbury
Castle formation were at 4, 94, 184, and 274 degrees. An
imaginary cross through these offsets would be rotated clockwise
four-degrees. Perhaps this was yet another hint that the
pattern was sphinx-related.
There was an additional clue in the Barbury Castle formation, in the
date it appeared, July 17, 1991. According to H.P.
Blavatsky, in Isis Unveiled, vol. 2, the Biblical patriarchs
represent zodiac signs. For example, Judah is Leo. In
Genesis 49:9, he is called a lion's whelp, and he stoops down as a
lion and a lioness, i. e., like a sphinx.
Noah is Pisces. Look up Genesis
8:4 and find that the
Ark landed on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th day of the 7th
month. This seems to be an additional clue that the Age of
Pisces is ending, and that Aquarius is near, or perhaps already
It is also interesting that 6 x 108 = 648, which was the length of
the "double-helix/DNA" formation of 1996. Messages about a DNA
communication are coming from all over the place, including dreams,
and "The Keys of Enoch" book by J.J. Hurtak.
The Pleiades and the Seventh Ray on the Seventh Day
This is a very large image of the
1991 Barbury Castle pictogram --
Take a look at the ratchet spiral
on the lower right. You can see the six arcs and the suggested
cross, offset 4-degrees from North.
In the upper right side is a diagram labeled, "DIAGRAM TO SHOW THE
DIRECTION OF LAY." It shows the directions in which the wheat stalks
were laid down. Notice that the wheat stalks in the ratchet spiral
are laid down from the center of the ratchet counterclockwise, as if
rotating toward the the triangle.
When I first saw the diagram in September 1991, I felt that it
represented six steps in a cycle of time
The following poem by
Yeats seems to show the Sphinx, moving, i.e. the Tribes/Zodiac
moving in time.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
The Second Coming, by William
The four "cornerstone" constellations, which date back to the
Prophet Enoch, correspond to the four faces of the cherubim and the
four principal tribes of Israel. Their symbols of the lion,
eagle/serpent, man and wild ox (unicorn) are emblazoned on family
coats of arms and the banners of nations.
The Four Royal Stars
Several ancient cultures designated four bright stars in the zodiac
as the "four corners of the earth" or the "four royal stars." At the
time the constellations were drawn by Enoch, these four stars were
near the sun's location in the heavens on the first day of autumn,
winter, spring and summer, and were thus in four of the most
important locations in the sky. The identity of these four stars is
well known because there are, in fact, four bright stars which fit
these requirements admirably.
First, the star Antares is a bright
red star, which anciently marked the autumnal equinox, that is, the
place in the sky where the sun appears on the first day of autumn.
The next star in the sequence is Fomalhaut, which is also a
bright star, marking winter.
The next star is Aldebaran, another very bright red star located
180.0° around the ecliptic (the apparent path of the sun through the
stars) from Antares. Thus, it precisely marked the spring equinox
when Antares marked the autumn.
The bright star Regulus, located almost exactly on the ecliptic,
marked summer. Regulus, meaning "the Prince," was traditionally the
leader of these four royal stars.
Each of the four royal stars is in one constellation of the
zodiac, which is the circle of twelve constellations around the
ecliptic. Antares is located at the heart of the Scorpion
(Scorpius). Fomalhaut is located at the end of the rivers of water
being poured out by the Water Bearer (Aquarius). Aldebaran is
located at the eye of the Bull (Taurus). Finally, Regulus is located
at the heart of the Lion (Leo), which is the king of the
constellations, even as the lion is called the king of beasts. These
are called the four cornerstone constellations in this article
because they form the corners of a great square in the sky and also
provide a foundation for understanding gospel symbolism.
Two of the royal stars are listed by the ancients as being shared
by two constellations. Antares is not only the heart of the
scorpion, it is also the heel of the Serpent Bearer (Ophiuchus),  who
was encircled by a great serpent (Serpens) and who is stepping on
the body and head of the Scorpion. Fomalhaut is not only in the
stream of the Water Bearer, it is also in the Head of the Southern
Fish (Piscis Australis).
In the case of the Scorpion/Serpent pair, there is a third
constellation which is very closely associated with them. It is the
Eagle (Aquila), which is located near the tail of the Serpent. The
Eagle has been considered to typify the enemy of the serpent and is
often shown holding the Serpent in its claws, even as the Serpent
Bearer is crushing the Scorpion.
The Four Cornerstone Constellations
Four Faces of the Cherubim. Both
Ezekiel and John the Revelator describe creatures which correspond
to the four cornerstone constellations. Ezekiel describes creatures
with four faces: the face of a lion, of an ox, of a man and of an
eagle, and later identifies them as cherubim (Ezek.
1:10, 10:14, 20-22).
The first three of those forms correspond to the Lion, the Bull, and
the Water Bearer constellations. The fourth apparently corresponds
to the Eagle, the constellation which is often substituted for the
serpent/scorpion when symbolizing the celestial aspect of the fourth
John the Revelator also describes four creatures,
each of which is found on one side of the throne of God. One was
like a lion, one like a calf, one like a man, and one like a flying
4:7). Here again we find the same four creatures which
correspond to those four constellations, in this case given in the
reverse order as they are found in the zodiac, which puts the leader
first. The fact that these four symbols are found in a heavenly vision of
the throne of God is strong corroboration of the claim in the Book
of Enoch that an angel revealed the figures of the constellations to
the Prophet Enoch.
Four Principal Tribes of Israel. Jacob
(Israel) had twelve sons, and each of them is associated in Hebrew
tradition with one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Hebrew
scholars are not sure of the correspondence of all twelve, but the
identity of the four which refer to the royal constellations are
clear from the scriptures. They are the four principal tribes:
Reuben, Judah, Dan, and Joseph.
Each of those four tribes is associated with one of the royal
constellations in the blessing given them by Jacob or by Moses.
Reuben was told he is "unstable as water," which alludes to the
Water Bearer. The name Reuben, meaning "Behold a son," also ties him
to the Water Bearer, which, of all the zodiac constellations, has
the figure of a man. He is also mentioned as being over the
"excellency of power" (Gen.
"Judah is a lion's whelp" (Gen.
49:9) ties him to the Lion. Moreover, John refers to Christ as
"the lion of the tribe of Judah" (Rev.
5:5), again linking Judah to the lion. The Lion represents the
King, and Judah began the royal lineage through which the Davidic
line of kings came. The name Judah means "praised," suggesting that
the kings who would come through him (especially Christ) would be
"Dan shall be a serpent...that biteth the horse heels" (Gen.
49:17), which parallels the symbolism of the Scorpion/Serpent,
depicted stinging the Serpent Bearer in the heel. The name Dan means
"judge" and the serpent symbolizes the wisdom of a judge. The
serpent is acknowledged by the Lord as being one of the wisest of
his creatures, probably because of its having the wise judgment of
knowing when to strike. For example, the Lord has admonished his
servants to be "wise as serpents and yet without sin" (D&C 111:11).
The kind of wisdom referred to especially refers to that of being a
good judge. Antares, the bright star in the scorpion, is located at
the heart, which the Lord acknowledges as the seat of wisdom. For
example, the Lord put wisdom into the heart of King Solomon so that
he could judge his people wisely (2
Chron. 1:11-12, 1
Finally, Joseph is compared to a wild ox, with the multitudes of
Ephraim and Manasseh compared to its two horns (Deut.
33:17). The King James version of the Bible translates the
Hebrew word for wild ox as "unicorn," as noted in the footnote of
the L.D.S. edition. The Hebrew word apparently refers to an extinct
species of wild ox which has two long forward pointing horns, which
is exactly how Taurus is depicted. The bright star in the Bull
represents its eye, which is the symbol of a seer (one who "sees").
Joseph was known as a great seer, so the Bull was especially
appropriate for his sign. The name Joseph means "Jehovah has added,"
probably referring to his multitude of descendants. Thus, each of
the four principal tribes of Israel is explicitly correlated in the
blessings of Jacob to one of the four cornerstone constellations.
Balaam's Prophecy. This
same imagery was repeated in the prophecy of Balaam about the
destiny of Israel. He mentions that Israel "shall pour water out of
his buckets" (Reuben/Water Bearer), "he lay down as a lion"
(Judah/Lion), and he has "the strength of an unicorn" (Joseph/Bull),
and shall "break their bones" as does either an eagle or constrictor
24:7-9). The fact that again all four figures correspond to the
cornerstone symbolism indicates that this prophecy likely refers to
the constellations associated with these tribes.
See: The Harlot and Balaam's Donkey:
Banners and Directions. Each
of the tribes of Israel had a flag or banner with its sign. The
Hebrew word for "sign" is translated "ensign" in the King James
2:2), but Hebrew commentators make it clear that the signs also
refer to zodiac constellations. According to tradition, the figure
of a man was found on Reuben's banner, a lion on Judah's, a serpent
on Dan's, and a bull on Joseph's (or more precisely, on his son
Ephraim's, who took his place). When they camped, they did so with
these four banners facing the four directions: Judah facing East,
Reuben facing South, Ephraim facing West, and Dan facing North (Num
Heart, Might, Mind and Strength. The
four cornerstone constellations are also apparently symbolic of the
four aspects of living souls: the emotional, spiritual, mental and
physical. One example where the Lord seems to acknowledge these
categories is when he tells us to serve him with all our "heart,
might, mind and strength" (D&C 4:2, 59:5).
The heart seems clearly to indicate emotions, the mind represents
mental capacities, and strength is physical. The word "might"
apparently refers to spiritual strength because the Lord sometimes
says "soul" instead of might (Mark
12:30). Thus "heart, might, mind and strength" apparently refers
to our emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical aspects. Note that
again these four are in the same order as the four cornerstone
Lord also uses the symbols of fire, wind, water, and earth to
represent these four aspects of living creatures. For example, he
stated that "ye were born into the world by water,
and blood, and the spirit,
and so became ofdust a
living soul..." (L.D.S.Moses
6:59). As a related example, there are two baptismal ordinances,
each of which has a double significance. We are taught that the
baptism of water symbolizes burial after death (Rom.
6:4), when we are immersed in the earth. Furthermore, the
baptism that is associated with the ordinance of confirmation is
often referred to in the scriptures as the "baptism of fire and of
the Holy Ghost" (L.D.S. 2
D&C 19:31, 20:41).
four elements are also represented by four colors. Red symbolizes
the fire, blood, and emotions. White represents the spiritual, just
as white clothing is used for baptisms and other sacred ordinances.
Black represents the earth, and physical things in opposition to the
spiritual. The water is blue (or sometimes blue-green). One example
of these colors from the scriptures is the colors of the four horses
in the Book of Revelation. The first four of the seven seals each
have a different colored horse and also one of the four cherubim
associated with them. The colors in order are white, red, black, and
yellow-green (chloros in
Greek, translated "pale," Rev.
6:1-8). A further indication that this symbolism refers to the
constellations is that the rider of the black horse holds a balance
in his hand even as the Scorpion holds the Balance (Libra) in its
claws. And again, they are in the same order as the constellations,
but beginning with the Bull.
One of the strong indications of these four aspects in the stars
is the placement of each of the royal stars in the constellation.
Regulus is located at the heart of
the Lion and the color associated with Judah/East/Lion is red. The
heart is considered to be the center of the emotions and red is the
color of blood/fire, which was the element associated with the
emotions. Thus the red lion of Judah ties to the emotions.
The ancient Greeks described Taurus as a snow-white bull.
Aldebaran, the first magnitude star is located at the eye of
the Bull. The eye is symbolic of a seer, as was Joseph of Egypt, who
was associated with the Bull. Thus, the Bull is apparently symbolic
of spiritual strength, and especially the gift of being a seer.
Fomalhaut is located in the head of
the Southern Fish. This is perfect placement to represent mental
powers. The color that is associated with this direction varies: it
can be blue, green or even yellow. The blue and green probably
represent the water, whereas the yellow has been attributed to the
sunlight coming from the south (the direction associated with
Antares is located at the heart of the scorpion, whose color is
black. The heart is the seat of wisdom, and the scorpion/serpent
symbolizes wisdom. The heart/chest can also symbolize physical
Thus, the placement of all four of the royal stars in the
cornerstone constellations is consistent with the symbolism of
emotional, spiritual, mental and physical aspects of all living
souls. Note also that the spiritual and physical are opposite each
other in the circle (white opposite black), as are the mental and
emotional (blue opposite red).
Heraldry and National Flags. The
four symbols with their traditional colors are common in coats of
arms used in heraldry, and also in the symbolism of many national
flags. For example, the royal flag of Scotland is composed of the
red lion on a gold background. The symbolism here is apparently that
their kings are from the royal blood line of Judah. The arms of
England reverse those colors, with a gold lion on a red background.
The coat of arms of Great Britain combines these symbols (along with
Ireland's harp), flanked by the lion and unicorn. The unicorn is an
excellent symbol for the British people who are mostly descendants
of Joseph, and the lion for their kings, from the royal line of
Some nations combine two different symbolic animals
together, perhaps to represent the combining of two families. One
example is the griffin, which has the head and wings of an eagle and
the lower body of a lion. It also said to have the ears of a horse
(unicorn or wild ox?). It is found on many coats of arms throughout
the region of the Baltic Sea and may represent the combining of Dan
and Judah (and Joseph?).
Four Hebrew Tabernacle Colors. The
Lord commanded Moses to use four colors of cloth repeated throughout
the tabernacle, especially for embroidering images of the cherubim.
They were blue, purple, scarlet, and linen (white), nearly always
mentioned in that order (Ex.
26:31, 36; 27:16;
28:5-15). Those are the same as the four colors of the cherubim,
with purple substituted for black. That substitution could well be
because purple was the color of Levi, and the tribe of Levi were the
temple workers. Moreover, black is the least appropriate of the
colors for a temple, which symbolizes spirituality (white). In
support of this interpretation, note that in the Book of Revelation,
the 144,000 temple workers include the tribe of Levi (purple), but
not the tribe of Dan (black) (Rev.
The Four Kinds of Flesh. The
symbolism of the figures of the constellations also explain the
"four kinds of flesh" as described in the scriptures. As already
discussed, the Book of Revelation and Ezekiel both mention creatures
having the faces of the lion, bull, man, and eagle.
When the Prophet Joseph Smith inquired to know their meaning, the
"They are figurative expressions, used by the Revelator,
John, in describing heaven, the paradise of God, the happiness
of man, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls
of the air; that which is spiritual being in the likeness of
that which is temporal; and that which is temporal in the
likeness of that which is spiritual; the spirit of man in the
likeness of his person, as also the spirit of the beast, and
every other creature which God has created." —
Here the Lord mentions four kinds of creatures: man, beasts,
creeping things, and birds. The Hebrew word translated as "creeping
things" in the Old Testament includes reptiles, amphibians, fish, and
Paul also mentions four kinds of flesh: " All
flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men,
another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds" (I
Cor. 15:39). Here he used "fishes" to represent the "creeping
things" category. The Lord gives modern day support to Paul's usage
by repeating his same four categories (D&C 29:24,101:24).
The four cornerstone constellations include representatives of
each zoological category of animal by making use of double and
triple constellations. First, the Scorpion, Serpent Bearer, and
Eagle form a set represent invertebrates, reptiles, and birds.
Second, the Water Bearer and the Southern Fish form a double
constellation representing mankind and fish. The Bull represents
beasts (mammals). The lion is the king of all the beasts and hence
might well represent all creatures.
Each of these four constellations also refers to a different role of
the Savior, who personifies all the best traits of mankind combined.
To understand them, let us consider each of these four
constellations in more detail.
The Scorpion and Serpent Bearer. The
Serpent Bearer has been wounded in the heel by the Scorpion and is
wrestling the Serpent, which encircles him. He appears, however, to
have the Serpent under control. His feet are firmly planted, and one
of them is crushing the body and head of the Scorpion.
There are at least two important meanings which these
constellations bring to mind. First, they can be seen as a graphic
portrayal of the great promise that Adam and Eve heard in the Garden
of Eden, when they were being judged by the Lord for having partaken
of the forbidden fruit. The promise was given that someday her seed
(her descendant) would have power to crush the serpent's head, even
though the serpent would be able to bruise his heel (Gen.
3:15). There are several heroes in the constellations with one
foot on the head of a serpent and the other foot having been
wounded. For example, the Lion's feet are on the head of the Fleeing
Serpent (Hydra), and Hercules' foot is firmly planted on the head of
the Dragon (Draco).
Second, it reminds us of the serpent around the staff that healed
the Israelites who looked at it, after having been bitten by the
fiery flying serpents (Num.
21:8). The serpent on the staff has long been a symbol of
healing and medicine, generally believed to be the source of the
caduceus staff of Mercury still is used by our medical profession
today. If, however, the idea was already shown in the
constellations, then it dates much farther back than Moses. The
Serpent Bearer apparently symbolizes Christ as the great Healer who
would crush the serpent's head by overcoming death. Paul's imagery
in asking "O death, where is thy sting?" (1
Cor. 15:55) readily calls to mind the futility of the scorpion
stinging the Master Healer who could victoriously crush death
The symbolism of the serpent is two fold. Sometimes the
serpent represents Satan, and sometimes it represents the Savior, as
when Moses had the people look to the serpent on the staff to be
healed. Thus, it is not only the Serpent Bearer who crushes the
scorpion who represents Christ, but also the serpent/scorpion
itself. The Heart of the Scorpion most likely symbolizes the Wise
Judge, which again is best typified by Christ, who is called the
"Righteous Judge" (2
Tim 4:8, L.D.S.Moses
6:57). The red star Antares, which is noted for its reddish
color, is also in the foot of the Serpent Bearer, and Christ is
described as having "feet like unto fine brass," (Rev.
The Water Bearer. This
constellation shows a man pouring a river of water out of a small
jar, which descends onto the head of a fish. The water was said by
the Greeks to be mixed with nectar, or to be "living water." The
living water seems to refer to the Savior's true teachings and to
temple blessings (John
so the Water Bearer apparently represents Christ as the Master
Teacher as well as he who endows with power. A very common name for
the Savior during his ministry was "Master," which is the
translation of the Greek word for teacher. This ties to the
symbolism of the Water Bearer as representing the mental aspect of
This is another double constellation, and the royal star is also
in the head of the Southern Fish. The fish is one symbol of Christ's
Church, and one of the Savior's roles is to be the head of his
The Bull. Taurus,
the Bull, is a wild ox described by the Greeks as having a hide as
white as snow and two long forward pointing horns like polished
bronze or gold. Only the front half of the bull is shown in the
constellation. Its front two legs are bent as if charging
The bright red star in the Bull is found in its eye, representing
a seer, and the Savior was the greatest prophet and seer. Even as
the bull is described as being "snowy white" and having a red eye,
so also the savior was described as having hair "white as snow and
his eyes were as a flame of fire"
The meaning of the wild ox seems to have been capsulized
perfectly by Moses who declared that the thousands of Manasseh and
the ten thousands of Ephraim are the two horns of the wild ox of
Joseph, and that they would "push the people together from the ends
of the earth"
33:17, D&C 58:45),
referring to the gathering of the house of Israel in the
that the Lord used this same imagery of the thousands and also ten
thousands as he introduced Moses on the day that Moses actually
restored the keys of gathering Israel (D&C 110:9).
Perhaps the most interesting part for latter-day saints is that
the Bull is apparently symbolic of the latter-day Kingdom of God.
The prophecy of the history of the world in the Book of Enoch refers
to kingdoms as animals, with the great millennial kingdom
represented by a white bull:
Then I saw that a snow-white bull was born, with huge horns;
all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the sky feared
him and made petition to him all the time. I went on seeing
until all their kindred were transformed, and became snow white
cattle; and the first among them became a wild ox, and that wild
ox became a great beast with huge black horns on its head. The
Lord of the sheep rejoiced over it and over all the cattle. I
myself [Enoch] was in their midst.
Enoch 90:37-39 (89:45-49 in
This symbolism precisely matches that of the constellations. The
white bull, the Kingdom of God in the last days, breaks into pieces
the other kingdoms and grows to fill the whole earth (Dan.
D&C 65:2, 105:32).
"All their kindred" being transformed into snow-white cattle matches
the symbolism of the twelve snow-white oxen which hold up the
baptismal font in L.D.S. temples, in which all the tribes of Israel
are symbolized by the bull, the symbol of the tribe of Joseph. Note
also that it prophesies that Enoch himself would be with the
latter-day saints, which agrees with modern revelation (L.D.S. Moses
The Bull may represent Zion, the Kingdom of God in the western
hemisphere, from which the law will go forth (Isa.
2:3, D&C 133:21).
Moreover, because the Bull apparently represents the Kingdom of God
and its great armies, another probable role of the Savior
represented by the Bull is "the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies
of Israel" (1
The Lion. The
Lion is the symbol of the King, and the symbolism for the Savior's
mission is clearly as his role as King of Kings (Rev.
Thus, all of these constellations point to Christ.
The Lion may also represent the eastern half of the Kingdom of
God in Jerusalem from which the word will go forth, even as the Bull
represents the Kingdom of God in the West (Isa.
2:3). It is depicted with its forepaws near the head of the
Excerpted from: http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2001/4corners.html
Helena Blavatsky - Isis Unveiled - Volume II
Beginning at page 439
David is the Israelitish
King Arthur. He did great achievements and established a government
in all Syria and Idumea. His dominion extended from Armenia and
Assyria on the north and north-east, the Syrian Desert and Persian
Gulf on the East, Arabia on the south, and Egypt and the Levant on
the west. Only Phoenicia was excepted.
His friendship with Hiram seems to indicate that he made his
first expedition from that country into Judea; and his long
residence at Hebron, the city of the Kabeiri (Arba or
four), would seem likewise to imply that he established a new
religion in the country.
After David came Solomon, powerful and
luxurious, who sought to consolidate the dominion which David had
won. As David was a Jehovah-worshipper, a temple of Jehovah (Tukt
Suleima) was built in Jerusalem, while shrines of Moloch-Hercules,
Khemosh, and Astarte were erected on Mount Olivet. These shrines
remained till Josiah.
There were conspiracies formed. Revolts took
place in Idumea and Damascus; and Ahijah the prophet led the popular
movement which resulted in deposing the house of David and making
Jeroboam king. Ever after the prophets dominated in Israel, where
the calf-worship prevailed; the priests ruled over the weak dynasty
of David, and the
lacivious local worship existed over the whole
country. After the destruction of the house of Ahab, and the failure
of Jehu and his descendants to unite the country under one head, the
endeavor was made in Judah. Isaiah had terminated the direct line in
the person of Ahaz (Isaiah vii. 9),
and placed on the throne a prince from Bethlehem (Micah v. 2, 5).
This was Hezekiah. On ascending the throne, he invited the chiefs of
Israel to unite in alliance with him against Assyria (2 Chronicles, xxx. 1,
21; xxxi. 1, 5; 2 Kings, xviii.
7). He seems to have established a sacred college (Proverbs xxv. 1),
and to have utterly changed the worship. Aye, even unto breaking
into pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made.
This makes the story of Samuel and David
and Solomon mythical. Most
of the prophets who were literate seem to have begun about this time
The country was finally overthrown by the
Assyrians, who found the same people and institutions as in the
Phoenician and other countries.
Hezekiah was not the lineal, but the titular
son of Ahaz. Isaiah, the prophet, belonged to the royal family, and
Hezekiah was reputed his son-in-law. Ahaz refused to ally himself
with the prophet and his party, saying: "I will not tempt (depend
on) the Lord" (Isaiah vii. 12).
The prophet had declared: "If you will not believe, surely you shall
not be established" -- foreshadowing the deposition of his direct
language. "Ye weary my God," replied the prophet, and predicted the
birth of a child by an alma, or
temple-woman, and that before it should attain full age (Hebrews v.
14; Isaiah vii.
4), the king of Assyria should overcome Syria and Israel. This
is the prophecy which Irenaeus took such pains to connect with Mary
and Jesus, and made the reason why the mother of the Nazarene
prophet is represented as belonging to the temple, and consecrated
to God from her infancy.
In a second song, Isaiah celebrated the new
chief, to sit on the throne of David (ix. 6, 7; xi. 1), who should
restore to their homes the Jews whom the confederacy had led captive
(Isaiah viii. 2-12; Joel iii.
1-7; Obadiah 7,11,
14). Micah -- his contemporary -- also announced the same event (iv.
7-13; v. 1-7). The Redeemer was to come out of Bethlehem; in other
words, was of the house of David; and was to resist Assyria to whom
Ahaz had sworn allegiance, and also to reform religion (2 Kings, xviii.
4-8). This Hezekiah did. He was grandson of Zechariah the seer (2 Chronicles, xxix. 1;
xxvi. 5), the counsellor of Uzziah; and as soon as he ascended the
throne he restored the religion of David, and destroyed the last
vestiges of that of Moses, i.e., the esotericdoctrine,
declaring "our fathers have trespassed" (2 Chron., xxix.
6-9). He next attempted a reunion with the northern monarchy,
there being an interregnum in Israel (2 Chron., xxx.
1, 2, 6; 2
Chron. xxxi. 1, 6, 7). It was successful, but resulted in an
invasion by the king of Assyria. But it was a new regime; and
all this shows the course of two parallel streams in the religious
worship of the Israelites; one belonging to the state religion and
adopted to fit political exigencies; the other pure idolatry,
resulting from ignorance of the true esoteric doctrine preached by
Moses. For the first time since Solomon built them "the high places
were taken away."
It was Hezekiah who was the expected Messiah of
the exoteric state-religion. He was the scion from the stem of
Jesse, who should recall the Jews from a deplorable captivity, about
which the Hebrew historians seem to be very silent, carefully
avoiding all mention of this particular fact, but which the
irascible prophets imprudently disclose. If Hezekiah crushed the
exoteric Baal-worship, he also tore violently away the people of
Israel from the religion of their fathers, and the secret rites
instituted by Moses.
It was Darius Hystaspes who was the first to
establish a Persian colony in Judea, Zoro-Babel was perhaps the
leader. "The name Zoro-babel
'the seed or son of Babylon' -- as Zoro-aster is
the seed, son, or prince of Ishtar."* The new colonists were
This is a designation from the East. Even Siam is called Judia, and
there was an Ayodia in India. The temples of Solom or
Peace were numerous. Throughout Persia and Afghanistan the names of
Saul and David are very common. The "Law" is ascribed in turn to
Hezekiah, Ezra, Simon the Just, and the Asmonean period. Nothing
definite; everywhere contradictions. When the Asmonean period began,
the chief supporters of the Law were called Asideans or Khasdim
(Chaldeans), and afterward Pharisees or Pharsi (Parsis). This
indicates that Persian colonies were established in Judea and ruled
the country; while all the people that are mentioned in the books of Genesisand Joshua lived there
as a commonalty (see Ezra ix.
There is no real history
in the Old
the little historical information one can glean is only found in the
indiscreet revelations of the prophets. The book, as a whole, must
have been written at various times, or rather invented as an
authorization of some subsequent worship, the origin of which may be
very easily traced partially to the Orphic Mysteries, and partially
to the ancient Egyptian rites in familiarity with which Moses was
brought up from his infancy.
Since the last century the Church has been
gradually forced into concessions of usurped biblical territory to
those to whom it of right belonged.
Inch by inch has been yielded, and one
personage after another been proved mythical and Pagan. But now,
after the recent discovery of George Smith, the much-regretted
Assyriologist, one of the securest props of theBible has
been pulled down. Sargon
and his tablets are about demonstrated to be older than Moses. Like
the account of Exodus, the
birth and story of the lawgiver seem to have been "borrowed" from
the Assyrians, as the "jewels of gold and jewels of silver" were
said to be from the Egyptians.
On page 224 of Assyrian
George Smith says: "In the palace of Sennacherib at Kouyunjik, I
found another fragment of the curious history of Sargon, a
translation of which I published in the Transactions
of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, vol.
i., part i., page 46.
Editors note: Compare the following story
This text relates that Sargon, an early
Babylonian monarch, was born of royal parents, but concealed by his
mother, who placed him on the Euphrates in an ark of rushes, coated
with bitumen, like that in which the mother of Moses hid her child
(see Exodus ii.).
Sargon was discovered by a man named Akki, a water-carrier, who
adopted him as his son; and he afterward became King of Babylonia.
The capital of Sargon was the great city of Agadi -- called by the
Semites Akkad -- mentioned in Genesis as
a capital of Nimrod (Genesis x. l0),
and here he reigned for
Akkad lay near the city of Sippara,** on the
Euphrates and north of Babylon. "The date of Sargon, who may be
termed the Babylonian Moses, was in the sixteenth century and
G. Smith adds in his Chaldean
Account that Sargon
I. was a Babylonian monarch who reigned in the city of Akkad about
1600 B.C. The name of Sargon signifies the right, true, or
legitimate king. This curious story is found on fragments of tablets
from Kouyunjik, and reads as follows:
1. Sargona, the powerful king, the king of
Akkad am I.
2. My mother was a princess, my father I did not know, a brother
of my father ruled over the country.
3. In the city of Azupirana, which is by the side of the river
4. My mother, the princess, conceived me; in difficulty she
brought me forth.
5. She placed me in an ark of rushes, with bitumen my exit she
6. She launched me in the river which did not drown me.
7. The river carried me to Akki, the water-carrier it brought
8. Akki, the water-carrier, in tenderness of bowels, lifted me,
reigned over the people of Israel in the wilderness for over forty years.
** The name of the wife of Moses was Zipporah (Exodus ii).
And now Exodus ii:
"And when she (Moses' mother) could not longer hide him, she took
for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with
pitch, and put the child therein, and she laid it in the flags by
the river's brink."
The story, says Mr. G. Smith, "is supposed to have happened
about 1600 B.C., rather earlier than the supposed age of Moses* as
we know that the fame of Sargon reached Egypt, it is quite likely
that this account had a connection with the event related in Exodus ii,
for every action, when once performed, has a tendency to be
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses -
birth of Moses 1393 BCE
I have also seen it stated as 1456 BCE
The "ages" of the Hindus differ but little from
those of the Greeks, Romans, and even the Jews. We include the
Mosaic computation advisedly, and with intent to prove our position.
The chronology which separates Moses from the creation of the world
by only four
ridiculous, merely because the Christian clergy would enforce it
upon the world literally.** The
kabalists know that these generations stand for ages of the world.
The allegories which, in the Hindu calculations, embrace the whole
stupendous sweep of the four ages, are cunningly made in the Mosaic
books, through the obliging help of the Masorah, to
cram into the small period of two millenniums and a half (2513)!
The exoteric plan of the Bible was
made to answer also to four ages. Thus, they reckon the Golden Age
from Adam to Abraham; the silver, from Abraham to David; copper,
from David to the Captivity; thenceforward, the iron. But the secret
computation is quite different, and does not vary at all from the
zodiacal calculations of the Brahmans. We are in the Iron Age, or
Kali-Yug, but it began with Noah, the mythical ancestor of our race.
Editors note: See: KALI YUGA
DATABASE ON THIS SITE
Noah, or Nuah, like all the euhemerized
manifestations of the Unrevealed One -- Swayambhuva (or Swayambhu),
was androgyne. Thus, in
1040, the Jewish doctors removed their schools from Babylonia to
Spain, and of the four great rabbis that flourished during the next
four centuries, their works all show different readings, and abound
with mistakes in the manuscripts. The "Masorah" made things still
worse. Many things that then existed in the manuscripts are there no
longer, and their works teem with interpolations as well as with lacunae.
The oldest Hebrew manuscript belongs to this period. Such is the
divine revelation we are to credit.
** No chronology was accepted by the rabbis as
authoritative till the twelfth century. The 40 and 1,000 are not
exact numbers, but have been crammed in to answer monotheism and the
exigencies of a religion calculated to appear different from that of
the Pagans. ("Chron. Orth.," p. 238). One finds in the "Pentateuch"
only events occurring about two years before the fabled "Exodus" and
the last year. The rest of the chronology is nowhere, and can be
followed only through kabalistic computations, with a key to them in
some instances, he belonged to the purely
feminine triad of the Chaldeans, known as "Nuah, the universal
Mother." We have shown, in another chapter, that every male triad
had its feminine counterpart, one in three, like the former. It was
the passive complement of the active principle, its reflection. In
India, the male trimurty is reproduced in the Sakti-trimurti, the
feminine; and in Chaldea, Ana, Belita and Davkina answered to Anu,
Bel, Nuah. The former three resumed in one -- Belita, were called:
"Sovereign goddess, lady of the nether abyss,
mother of gods, queen of the earth, queen of fecundity."
As the primordial humidity,
whence proceeded all,
Belita is Tamti, or the sea, the mother of the
city of Erech (the
great Chaldean necropolis), therefore, an infernal goddess. In the
world of stars and planets she is known as Istar or Astoreth. Hence,
she is identical with Venus, and every other queen of heaven, to
whom cakes and buns were offered in sacrifice,* and, as all the
archaeologists know, with Eve,
the mother of all that live, and with Mary.
The Ark, in which are preserved the germs of
all living things necessary to repeople the earth, represents the
survival of life, and the supremacy of spirit over matter, through
the conflict of the opposing powers of nature. In the
Astro-Theosophic chart of the Western Rite, the Ark corresponds with
the navel, and is placed at the sinister side, the side of the woman
(the moon), one of whose symbols is the left pillar of Solomon's
temple -- Boaz. The umbilicus is connected with the receptacle in
which are fructified the germs of the race.** The
Ark is the sacred Argha of
the Hindus, and thus, the relation in which it stands to Noah's ark
may be easily inferred, when we learn that the Argha was an oblong
vessel, used by the high priests as a sacrificial chalice in the
worship of Isis, Astarte, and Venus-Aphrodite, all of whom were
goddesses of the generative powers of nature, or of
matter -- hence, representing symbolically the Ark containing the
germs of all living things.
We admit that Pagans had and now have -- as in
India -- strange symbols, which, to the eyes of the hypocrite and
Puritan, seem scandalously
Gnostics, called Collyridians, had transferred from Astoreth their
worship to Mary, also Queen of Heaven. They were persecuted and put
to death by the orthodox Christians as heretics. But if these
Gnostics had established her worship by offering her sacrifices of
cakes, cracknels, or fine wafers, it was because they imagined her
to have been born of an immaculate virgin, as Christ is alleged to
have been born of his mother. And now, the Pope's infallibility having
been recognized and accepted, its first practical manifestation is
the revival of the Collyridian belief as an article of faith (See
"Apocryphal New Testament"; Hone: "The Gospel of Mary attributed to
immoral. But did not the ancient Jews copy most
of these symbols? We have described elsewhere the identity of the
lingham with Jacob's pillar, and we could give a number of instances
from the present Christian rites, bearing the same origin, did but
space permit, and were not all these noticed fully by Inman and
others (See Inman's Ancient
Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names).
Describing the worship of the Egyptians, Mrs.
Lydia Maria Child says: "This reverence for the production of life,
introduced into the worship of Osiris, the sexual emblems so common
in Hindustan. A colossal image of this kind was presented to his
temple in Alexandria, by King Ptolemy Philadelphus. . . . Reverence
for the mystery of organized life led to the recognition of a
masculine and feminine principle in all things, spiritual or
material. . . . The sexual emblems, everywhere conspicuous in the
sculptures of their temples, would seem impure in description, but no
clean and thoughtful mind could
so regard them while witnessing the obvious simplicity and solemnity
with which the subject is treated."*
Thus speaks this respected lady and admirable
writer, and no truly pure man or woman would ever think of blaming
her for it. But such a perversion of the ancient thought is but
natural in an age of cant and prudery like our own.
The water of the flood
when standing in the allegory for the symbolic "sea," Tamti,
typifies the turbulent chaos, or matter, called "the great dragon." According
to the Gnostic and Rosicrucian medaeival doctrine, the creation of
woman was not originally intended. She is the offspring of man's own
impure fancy, and, as the Hermetists say, "an obtrusion." Created by
an unclean thought she sprang into existence at the evil "seventh
hour," when the "supernatural" real worlds had passed away and the
"natural" or delusive worlds
began evolving along the "descending Microcosmos," or the arc of the
great cycle, in plainer phraseology. First "Virgo,"
the Celestial Virgin of the Zodiac, she became "Virgo-Scorpio."
But in evolving his second companion, man had unwittingly endowed
her with his own share of Spirituality; and the new being whom his
"imagination" had called into life became his "Saviour" from the
snares of Eve-Lilith, the first Eve, who had a greater share of
matter in her composition than the primitive "spiritual" man.**
of Religious Ideas."
was Adam's first wife
"before he married Eve,"
of whom "he begat nothing but devils"; which strikes us as a very
novel, if pious, way of explaining a very philosophical allegory.
Thus woman stands in the
cosmogony in relation to "matter" or the great
deep, as the "Virgin
of the Sea," who crushes the "Dragon" under her foot. The "Flood" is
also very often shown, in symbolical phraseology, as the "great
Dragon." For one
acquainted with these tenets it becomes more than suggestive to
learn that with the Catholics the Virgin Mary is not only the
accepted patroness of Christian sailors, but also the "Virgin of the
Sea." So was Dido the patroness of the Phoenician mariners;* and
together with Venus and other lunar goddesses -- the
moon having such a strong influence over the tides -- was the
"Virgin of the Sea." Mar, the
Sea, is the root of the name Mary. The blue color, which was with
the ancients symbolical of the "Great Deep" or the material world,
hence -- of evil, is made sacred to our "Blessed Lady." It
is the color of "Notre Dame de Paris." On account of its relation to
the symbolical serpent this color is held in the deepest aversion by
the ex-Nazarenes, disciples of John the Baptist, now the Mendaeans
Among the beautiful plates of
Maurice, there is one representing Christna (Krishna) crushing the
head of the Serpent. A three-peaked mitre is on his head (typifying
the trinity), and the body and tail of the conquered serpent
encircles the figure of the Hindu god. This plate shows whence
proceeded the inspiration for the "make up" of a later story
extracted from an alleged prophecy. "I will put enmity between thee
and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
The Egyptian Orante is also
shown with his arms extended as on a crucifix, and treading upon the
"Serpent"; and Horus (the Logos) is represented piercing the head of
the dragon, Typhon or Aphophis. All this gives us a clew to the
biblical allegory of Cain and Abel. Cain was held as the ancestor of
the Hivites, the Serpents, and the twins of Adam are an evident copy
from the fable of Osiris and Typhon. Apart from the external form of
the allegory, however, it embodied the philosophical conception of
the eternal struggle of good and evil.
But how strangely elastic, how adaptable to any
and every thing this mystical philosophy proved after the Christian
era! When were ever facts, irrefutable, irrefragable, and beyond
denial, less potential for the reestablishment of truth than in our
century of casuistry and Christian cunning? Is Christna
(Krishna)proved to have been known as the "Good Shepherd-
is in commemoration of the Ark of the Deluge that the Phoenicians,
those bold explorers of the "deep," carried, fixed on the prow of
their ships, the image of the goddess Astarte, who is Elissa, Venus
Erycina of Sicily, and Dido, whose name is the feminine of David.
ages before the year A.D. 1, to have crushed
the Serpent Kalinaga, and to have been crucified -- all this was but
a prophetic foreshadowing of the future! Are the Scandinavian Thor,
who bruised the head of the Serpent with his cruciform mace, and
Apollo, who killed Python, likewise shown to present the most
striking similarities with the heroes of the Christian fables; they
become but original conceptions of "heathen" minds, "working upon
the old Patriarchal prophecies respecting the Christ, as they were
contained in the one universal and primeval Revelation"!*
The flood, then, is the
"Old Serpent" or the great deep of matter, Isaiah's "dragon in the
sea" , over which
the ark safely crosses on its way to the mount of Salvation. But, if
we have heard of the ark and Noah, and the Bibleat
all, it is because the mythology of the Egyptians was ready at hand
for Moses (if Moses ever wrote any of theBible), and
that he was acquainted with the story of Horus, standing on his boat
of a serpentine form, and killing the Serpent with his spear; and
with the hidden meaning of these fables, and their real origin. This
is also why we find in Leviticus, and
other parts of his books, whole pages of laws identical with those
The animals shut up in
the ark are the human passions. They
typify certain ordeals of initiation, and the mysteries which were
instituted among many nations in commemoration of this allegory. Noah's
ark rested on the seventeenth of the seventh month.
Here we have again the number; as also in the "clean beasts" that he
took by sevens into
the ark. Speaking of the water-mysteries of Byblos, Lucian
says: "On the top of one of the two pillars which Bacchus set up, a
man remains seven days."**
He supposes this was done to honor Deukalion. Elijah, when praying
on the top of Mount Carmel, sends his servant to look for a cloud
toward the sea, and repeats, "go
again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time,
behold there arose a little cloud out of the sea like a man's hand."***
a revolutio of
Adam, as Moses is a revolutio of Abel and Seth," says the Kabala; that
is to say, a repetition or another version of the same story. The
greatest proof of it is the distribution of the characters in the Bible. For
with Cain, the first murderer, every fifth man
in his line of descent is a murderer. Thus there come Enoch, Irad,
Mehujael, Methuselah, and the fifth is Lamech, the
Lundy: "Monumental Christianity."
** Lucian, iv. 276.
*** 1 Kings xviii. All this is allegorical,
and, what is more, purely magical. For Elijah is bent upon an
murderer, and he is Noah's
drawing the five-pointed star of Lucifer (which has its crown-point
downward) and writing the name of Cain beneath the lowest point, and
those of his descendants successively at each of the other points,
it will be found that each fifth name -- which would be written
beneath that of Cain -- is that of a murderer. In
the Talmud this
genealogy is given complete, and thirteen murderers range themselves
in line below the name of Cain. This is no coincidence.
Siva is the Destroyer, but he is also the Regenerator.Cain
is a murderer, but he is also the creator of nations, and an
inventor. This star of Lucifer is the same one that John sees
falling down to earth in his Apocalypse.
In Thebes, or Theba, which means ark -- TH-ABA being
synonymous with Kartha or Tyre, Astu or Athens and Urbs or Rome, and
meaning also the city -- are found the same foliations as described
on the pillars of the temple of Solomon. The bicolored leaf of the
olive, the three-lobed figleaf, and the lanceolate-shaped
laurel-leaf, had all esoteric as well as popular or vulgar meanings
with the ancients.
The researches of Egyptologists present another
corroboration of the identity of the Bible-allegories
with those of the lands of the Pharaohs and Chaldeans. The dynastic
chronology of the Egyptians, recorded by Herodotus, Manetho,
Eratosthenes, Diodorus Siculus, and accepted by our antiquarians,
divided the period of Egyptian history under four general heads: the
dominion of gods, demi-gods, heroes, and mortal men. By combining
the demi-gods and heroes into one class, Bunsen reduces the periods
to three: the ruling gods, the demi-gods or heroes -- sons of gods,
but born of mortal mothers -- and the Manes, who were the ancestors
of individual tribes. These subdivisions, as any one may perceive,
correspond perfectly with the biblical Elohim, sons of God, giants,
and mortal Noachian men.
Editors note: Read the books of
Zechariah Sitchen for more details. His book "The Twelfth Planet"
has a whole different explanation for the 'flood'.
Anthropologists have found evidence of
humanoid giants existing into the far
distant past, over 1 million years ago (see
The doctrine breeds a race of
“spiritual giants” called the
NEPHILIM. ... The Nephilim
spirit produces “spiritual
giants” among men, those of
“renown” who ...
Diodorus of Sicily and Berosus give us the
names of the twelve great gods who presided over the twelve months
of the year and the twelve signs of the zodiac. These names, which
include Nuah,* are too well known to require repetition. The
double-faced Janus was also at the head of twelve gods, and in his
representations of him he is made to hold the keys to the celestial
domains. All these having served as models for the biblical
patriarchs, have done still further service -- especially Janus --
by furnishing copy to St. Peter and his twelve apostles, the
Janus at the Vatican
Talmud books say that Noah was himself the dove (spirit),
thus identifying him still more with the Chaldean Nouah. Baal is
represented with the wings of a dove, and the Samaritans worshipped
on Mount Gerizim the image of a dove. "Talmud, Tract. Chalin.," fol.
6, col. 1.
former also double-faced in his denial, and
also represented as holding the keys of Paradise.
This statement that the story of Noah is but
another version in its hidden meaning of the story of Adam and his
three sons, gathers proof on every page of the book of Genesis. Adam
is the prototype of Noah. Adam fallsbecause
he eats of the forbidden fruit of celestial knowledge;
Noah, because he tastes of the terrestrial fruit:
the juice of the grape representing the abuse of knowledge in an
unbalanced mind. Adam
gets stripped of his spiritual envelope; Noah of his terrestrial
clothing; and the nakedness of
both makes them feel ashamed. The wickedness of Cain is repeated in
Ham. But the descendants of both are shown as the wisest of races on
earth; and they are called on this account "snakes," and the "sons
of snakes," meaning the sons
of wisdom,and not of Satan, as some divines would be pleased to
have the world understand the term. Enmity
has been placed between the "snake" and the "woman" only in this
mortal phenomenal "world of man" as "born of woman." Before
the carnal fall, the "snake" was Ophis, the
divine wisdom, which needed no matter to procreate men, humanity
being utterly spiritual. Hence the war between the snake and the
woman, or between spirit and matter. If,
in its material aspect, the "old serpent" is matter, and represents
Ophiomorphos, in its spiritual meaning it becomes Ophis-Christos. In
the magic of the old Syro-Chaldeans both are conjoint in the
zodiacal sign of the androgyne of Virgo-Scorpio, and may be divided or
separated whenever needed. Thus as the origin of "good and evil,"
the meaning of the S.S. and Z.Z. has always been interchangeable;
and if upon some occasions the S.S. on sigils and talismans are
suggestive of serpentine evil influence and denote a design of black magic
upon others, the double S.S. are found on the sacramental cups of
the Church and mean the presence of the Holy Ghost, or pure wisdom.
The Midianites were known as the wise men,
or sons of snakes, as well as Canaanites and Hamites; and such was
the renown of the Midianites, that we find Moses, the
prophet, led on, and inspired by "the
himself before Hobab, the son of Raguel, the Midianite, and beseeching
him to remain with the people of Israel: "Leave us not, I pray thee;
forasmuch as thou
knowest how we are to encamp IN THE
WILDERNESS, thou mayest be to us instead of eyes."* Further,
when Moses sends spies to search out the land of Canaan, they bring
as a proof of the wisdom (kabalistically speaking) and goodness of
the land, a branch with one cluster
they are compelled to bear between two men on a staff. Moreover,
they add: "we saw the children of ANAK
x. 29, 31.
They are the giants, the
sons of Anak, "which come of the giants,* and
we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their
Anak is Enoch, the patriarch, who dies
not, and who is the
first possessor of the "mirific name," according to the Kabala, and
the ritual of Freemasonry.
Comparing the biblical patriarchs with the
descendants of Vaiswasvata, the Hindu Noah, and the old Sanscrit
traditions about the deluge in the Brahmanical Mahabharata, we
find them mirrored in the Vaidic patriarchs who are the primitive
types upon which all the others were modelled. But before comparison
is possible, the Hindu myths must be comprehended in their true
significance. Each of these mythical personages bears, besides an
astronomical significance, a spiritual or moral, and an
anthropological or physical meaning. The patriarchs are not only
euhemerized gods -- the prediluvian answering to the twelve great
gods of Berosus, and to the ten Pradjapati,
and the postdiluvian to the seven gods of the famous tablet in the
Ninevean Library, but they stand also as the symbols of the Greek
AEons, the kabalistic Sephiroth, and the zodiacal signs, as types of
a series of human races.*** This variation from ten to twelve will
be accounted for presently, and proved on the very authority
Bible contradicts itself as well as the Chaldean account, for in
chapter vii. of Genesis it shows "every one of them" perishing in
** Numbers xiii.
do not see why the clergy -- especially the Catholic -- should
object to our statement that the patriarchs are all signs of the
zodiac, and the old gods of the "heathen" as well. There was a time,
and that less than two centuries ago, when they themselves exhibited
the most fervent desire to relapse into sun and star worship. This
pious and curious attempt was denounced but a few months since by
Camille Flammarion, the French astronomer. He shows two Augsburgian
Jesuits, Schiller and Bayer, who felt quite anxious to change the
names of the whole Sabean host of the starry heaven, and worship
them again under Christian names! Having anathematized the
idolatrous sun-worshippers for over fifteen centuries, the Church
now seriously proposed to continue heliolatry -- to
the letter this time
-- as their idea was to substitute for Pagan myths biblical and (in
their ideas) real personages. They
would have called the sun, Christ; the moon, Virgin Mary; Saturn,
Adam; Jupiter, Moses (!); Mars, Joshua; Venus, John the Baptist; and
Floor in the Vatican
The sign of Leo is directly above the Pope's head. Leo rules
Fame/France/Italy/Light/Love Kings and the throne
And very proper substitutes too, showing the
great familiarity of the Catholic Church with ancient Pagan and
kabalistic learning, and its readiness, perhaps, to at last confess
the source whence came their own myths. For is not king Messiah the
sun, the Demiurge of the heliolaters, under various names? Is he not
the Egyptian Osiris and the Grecian Apollo?
Osiris plays a key role and is a central
figure in the ancient Egyptian mysteries and
in the Order Of The Morning Star. It was
Osiris who was the beloved ...
And what more appropriate
name than Virgin Mary for the Pagan Diana-Astarte, "the Queen of
Heaven," against which Jeremiah exhausted a whole vocabulary of
an adoption would have been historically as well as religiously
correct. Two large plates were prepared, says Flammarion, in a
recent number of "La Nature,"
[[Footnotes continued on next page]]
of the Bible. Only,
they are not the first gods described by Cicero,* which belong to a
hierarchy of higher powers, the
Elohim -- but appertain rather to the second class of the "twelve
gods," the Dii
minores, and who are
the terrestrial reflections of the first, among whom Herodotus
places Hercules.** Alone, out of the group of twelve, Noah, by
reason of his position at the transitional point, belongs to the
highest Babylonian triad, Noah, the spirit of the waters. The rest
are identical with the inferior gods of Assyria and Babylonia, who
represented the lower order of emanations, introduced around Bel,
the Demiurge, and help him in his work, as the patriarchs are shown
to assist Jehovah -- the "Lord God."
Besides these, many of which were local gods,
the protecting deities of rivers and cities, there were the four
classes of genius, we see Ezekiel making them support the throne of
Jehovah in his vision. A fact which, if it identifies the Jewish
"Lord God" with one of the Babylonian trinity, connects, at the same
time, the present Christian God with the same triad, inasmuch as it
is these four cherubs, if the reader will remember, on which
Irenaeus makes Jesus ride, and which are shown as the companions of
The Hindu kabalistic derivation
of the books of Ezekiel and Revelation are
shown in nothing more plainly than in this description of the four
beasts, which typify the four elementary kingdoms -- earth, air,
fire, and water. As is well known, they are the Assyrian sphinxes,
but these figures are also carved on the walls of nearly every Hindu
The author of the Revelation copies
faithfully in his text (see Rev.
4:7) the Pythagorean pentacle, of which Levi's admirable sketch
is reproduced on page 452.
The Hindu goddess Adanari (or as it might be
more properly written, Adonari, since the second a is pronounced
almost like the English o) is represented as surrounded by the same
figures. It fits exactly Ezekiel's "wheel of the Adonai," known as
"the Cherub of Jeheskiel," and indicates, beyond question, the
source from which the Hebrew seer drew his allegories. For
convenience of comparison we have placed the figure in the pentacle.
(See page 453.)
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represented the heavens with Christian constellations instead of
Pagan. Apostles, popes, saints, martyrs, and personages of the Old
and New Testament completed this Christian Sabeanism. "The disciples
of Loyola used every exertion to make this plan succeed." It is
curious to find in India among the Mussulmans the name of Terah,
Abraham's father, Azar or Azarh, and Azur, which also means fire,
and is, at the same time, the name of the Hindu third solar month
(from June to July), during which the sun is in Gemini, and
the full moon near Sagittarius.
* Cicero: "De Nat. Deo," i., 13.
** "Herodotus," ii., 145.
Above these beasts were the angels or spirits,
divided in two groups: the Igili, or celestial beings, and the
Am-anaki, or terrestrial spirits, the giants, children of Anak, of
whom the spies complained to Moses.
Editors note: See Zechariah
Sitchin for more details.
Denudata gives to
the kabalists a very clear, to the profane a very muddled account of
permutations or substitutions of one person for another. So, for
instance, it says, that "the scintilla" (spiritual spark or soul) of
Abraham was taken from Michael, the chief
of the AEons, and highest emanation of the
Deity; so high indeed that in the eyes of the Gnostics, Michael was
identical with Christ. And yet Michael
and Enoch are one and the same person. Both occupy the
junction-point of the cross of the Zodiac as "man." The
scintilla of Isaac was that of Gabriel, the chief of the angelic
host, and the scintilla of Jacob was taken from Uriel, named "the
fire of God"; the sharpest sighted spirit in all Heaven. Adam is not
the Kadmon but Adam Primus, the Microprosopus. In
one of his aspects the latter is Enoch,
the terrestrial patriarch and father of
Methuselah. He that "walked with God" and "did not die" is the
spiritual Enoch, who typified humanity, eternal in spirit and as
eternal in flesh, though the latter does die.
Death is but a new birth, and spirit is immortal; thus humanity can
never die, for the Destroyer has
become the Creator,Enoch
is the type of the dual man, spiritual and terrestrial. Hence his
place in the centre of the astronomical cross.
But was this idea original with the Hebrews? We
think not. Every nation which had an astronomical system, and
especially India, held the cross in the highest reverence, for it
was the geometrical basis of the religious symbolism of their avatars; the
manifestation of the Deity, or of the Creator in his creature MAN;
of God in humanity and humanity in God, as spirits. The oldest
monuments of Chaldea, Persia, and India disclose the double or
eight-pointed cross. This symbol, which very naturally is found,
like every other geometrical figure in nature, in plants as well as
in the snowflakes, has led Dr. Lundy, in his super-Christian
name such cruciform flowers as form an
eight-pointed star by the junction of the two crosses -- "the Prophetic
Star of the Incarnation, which
joined heaven and earth, God and man together."* The latter sentence
is perfectly expressed; only, the old kabalist axiom, "as above, so
below," answers still better, as it discloses to us the same God for
all humanity, not alone for the handful of Christians. It is the Mundane cross
of Heaven repeated on earth by plants and dual man: the physical man
superseding the "spiritual," at the junction-point of which stands
the mythical Libra-Hermes-Enoch. The gesture of one hand pointing to
Heaven, is balanced by the other pointing down to the earth;
boundless generations below, boundless regenerations above; the
visible but the manifestation of the invisible; the man of dust
abandoned to dust, the man of spirit reborn in spirit; thus it is
finite humanity which is the Son of the Infinite God. Abba -- the
Father; Amoria -- the Mother; the Son, the Universe. This primitive
triad is repeated in all the tbeogonies. Adam Kadmon, Hermes, Enoch,
Osiris, Christna, (Krishna) Ormazd, or Christos are all one. They
stand as Metatrons between
body and soul -- eternal spirits which redeem flesh by the
regeneration of flesh below, and
soul by the regeneration above, where
humanity walks once more with God.
We have shown elsewhere that the symbol of the
cross or Egyptian Tau, ,
was by many ages earlier than the period assigned to Abraham, the
alleled forefather of the Israelites, for otherwise Moses could not
have learned it of the priests. And that the Tau was held as sacred
by the Jews as by other "Pagan" nations is proved by a fact admitted
now by Christian divines as well as by infidel archeologists. Moses,
22, orders his people to mark their door-posts
and lintels with
blood, lest the "Lord God" should make a mistake and smite some of
his chosen people, instead of the doomed Egyptians.** And this mark
is a tau! The identical Egyptian handled cross, with
the half of which talisman Horus raised the dead, as is shown on a
sculptured ruin at Philae.*** How gratuitous is the idea that all
such crosses and symbols were so many unconscious prophecies of
Christ, is fully exemplified in the case of the Jews upon whose
accusation Jesus was put to death. For instance, the same learned
author remarks in Monumental
"the Jews themselves acknowledged this sign of salvation until they
Christianity," p. 3.
** Who but the authors of the "Pentateuch" could have invented
a Supreme God or his angel so thoroughly human as to require a smear
of blood upon the door-post to prevent his killing one person for
another! For gross materialism this exceeds any theistical
conception that we have noticed in Pagan literature.
*** Denon: "Egypt," ii., pl. 40, No. 8, p. 54.
Christ"; and in another place he asserts that
the rod of Moses, used in his miracles before Pharaoh, "was, no
doubt, this crux
ansata, or something
like it, also used by
the Egyptian priests."* Thus
the logical inference would be, that 1, if the Jews worshipped the
same symbols as the Pagans, then they were no better than they; and
2, if, being so well versed as they were in the hidden symbolism of
the cross, in the face of their having waited for centuries for the
Messiah, they yet rejected both the Christian Messiah and Christian
Cross, then there must have been something wrong about both.
Those who "rejected" Jesus as the "Son of God," were neither
the people ignorant of religious symbols, nor the handful of
atheistical Sadducees who put him to death; but the very men who
were instructed in the secret wisdom, who knew the origin as well as
the meaning of the cruciform symbol, and who put aside both the
Christian emblem and the Saviour suspended from it, because they
could not be parties to such a blasphemous imposition upon the
Nearly all the prophecies about Christ are
credited to the patriarchs and prophets. If a few of the latter may
have existed as real personages, every one of the former is a myth.
We will endeavor to prove it by the hidden interpretation of the
Zodiac, and the relations of its signs to these antediluvian men.
If the reader will keep in mind the Hindu ideas
of cosmogony, as given in chapter vi., he will better understand the
relation between the biblical antediluvian patriarchs, and that
puzzle of commentators -- "Ezekiel's wheel."
Thus, be it remembered 1, that the universe is
not a spontaneous creation, but an evolution from pre-existent
matter; 2, that it is only one of an endless series of universes; 3,
that eternity is pointed off into grand cycles, in each of which
twelve transformations of our world occur, following its partial
destruction by fire and water, alternately. So that when a new minor
period sets in, the earth is so changed, even geologically, as to be
practically a new world; 4, that of these twelve transformations,
the earth after each of the first six is grosser, and everything on
it -- man included -- more material, than after the preceding one:
while after each of the remaining six the contrary is true, both
earth and man growing more and more refined and spiritual with each
terrestrial change; 5, that when the apex of the cycle is reached, a
gradual dissolution takes place, and every living and objective form
is destroyed. But when that point is reached, humanity has become
fitted to live subjectively as well as objectively. And not humanity
alone, but also animals
13 and 402.
plants, and every atom. After a time of rest,
say the Buddhists, when a new world becomes self-formed, the astral
souls of animals, and of all beings, except such as have reached the
highest Nirvana; will return on earth again to end their cycles of
transformations, and become men in their turn.
This stupendous conception, the
ancients synthesized for the instruction of the common people, into
a single pictorial design -- the Zodiac, or celestial belt. Instead
of the twelve signs now used, there were originally but ten known to
the general public, viz.: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,
Virgo-Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.* These
were exoteric. But
in addition there were two mystical signs inserted, which none but
initiates comprehended, viz.: at the middle or junction-point where
now stands Libra,and
at the sign now called Scorpio, which follows Virgo. When it was
found necessary to make them exoteric, these two secret signs were
added under their present appellations as blinds to conceal the true
names which gave the key to the whole secret of creation, and
divulged the origin of "good and evil."
The true Sabean astrological doctrine secretly
taught that within this double sign was hidden the explanation of
the gradual transformation of the world, from its spiritual and
subjective, into the "two-sexed" sublunary state. The twelve signs
were therefore divided into two groups. The first six were called
the ascending, or the line of Macrocosm (the great spiritual world);
the last six, the descending line, or the Microcosm (the little
secondary world) -- the mere reflection of the former, so to say. This
division was called Ezekiel's wheel, and was completed in the
following way: First came the ascending five signs (euphemerized
into patriarchs), Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and the group
concluded with Virgo-Scorpio. Then came the turning-point, Libra.After
which, the first half of the sign Virgo-Scorpio, was duplicated and
transferred to lead the lower, or descending group of Microcosm
which ran down to Pisces, or
Noah (deluge). To make it clearer, the sign Virgo-Scorpio, which
appeared originally thus ,
became simply Virgo, and
the duplication, ,
or Scorpio, was placed between Libra, the seventh sign
(which is Enoch, or the angel Metatron, or Mediator between
spirit and matter, or God and man). It now became Scorpio (or Cain),
which sign or patriarch led mankind
to destruction, according
Volney's "Ruins of Empires" p. 360, it is remarked that as Aries was
in its fifteenth degree 1447 B. C., it follows that the first degree
of "Libra" could not have coincided with the Vernal equinox more
lately than 15,194 years B. C., to which, if you add 1790 years
since Christ, it appears that 16,984 years have elapsed since the
origin of the Zodiac.
to exoteric theology; but, according to the
true doctrine of the wisdom-religion, it indicated the
degradation of the whole universe in its course of evolution
downward from the subjective to the objective.
The sign of Libra is
credited as a later invention by the Greeks, but it is not generally
stated that those among them who were initiated had only made a
change of names conveying the same idea as the secret name to those
"who knew," leaving the masses as unwise as ever. Yet
it was a beautiful idea of theirs, this Libra, or the balance,
expressing as much as could possibly be done without unveiling the
whole and ultimate truth. They intended it to imply that when the
course of evolution had taken the worlds to the lowest point of
grossness, where the earths and their products were coarsest, and
their inhabitants most brutish, the turning-point had been reached
-- the forces were at an even balance. At the lowest point, the
still lingering divine spark of spirit within began to convey the
upward impulse. The scales typified that eternal equilibrium which
is the necessity of a universe of harmony, of exact justice, of the
balance of centripetal and centrifugal forces, darkness and light,
spirit and matter.
These additional signs of the Zodiac
warrant us in saying that the Book of Genesis as we now find it,
must be of later date than the invention of Libra by the Greeks; for
we find the chapters of the genealogies remodeled to fit the new
Zodiac, instead of the latter being made to correspond with the list
of patriarchs. And it is this addition and the necessity of
concealing the true key, that led the Rabbinical compilers to repeat
the names of Enoch and Lamech twice, as we see them now in the
Kenite table. Alone, among all the books of the Bible,
Genesisbelongs to an immense antiquity. The others are all
later additions, the earliest of which appeared with Hilkiah,
who evidently concocted it with the help of Huldah,
Nostradamus, who was a Jew, used 13 signs of the zodiac to calculate
his astrology as does Dr. Turi as mentioned above.
As there is more than one meaning attached to
the stories of the creation and deluge, we say, therefore, that the
biblical account cannot be comprehended apart from the Babylonian
story of the same; while neither will be thoroughly clear without
the Brahmanical esoteric interpretation of the deluge, as found in
the Satapatha-Brahmana. It
is the Babylonians who were taught the "mysteries," the sacerdotal
language, and their religion by the problematical Akkadians who --
according to Rawlinson came from Armenia -- not the former who
emigrated to India. Here the evidence becomes clear. The
Babylonian Xisuthrus is shown by Movers to have represented the
"sun" in the Zodiac, in the sign of Aquarius, and Oannes, the
man-fish, the semi-demon, is Vishnu in his first avatar; thus giving
the key to the double source of the biblical revelation.
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