According to anthropologist Edward Carpenter (1, pp 19-20), religions developed from ancient, primitive societies based on the worship of nature. In particular, most religions derive from the observations of
Sun Worship Worldwide
Sun worship the basis of many religions throughout ancient and subsequently, modern day society. Although it has evolved after the deification of the moon, the sky, and the earth, solar worship is prevalent throughout the world. The only two places that are not known to have a solar god are China and Oceania (2, pp 302-3).
The Sun Gods in various pantheons are as follows:
Sumerians: Utu; Babbar
Semetic Babylonian: Shamash
Phonecia and land of Canaan: Baal (with Ashtaroth/Astarte), Melkarth, Shamas, Adoni, Moloch
Syria: Tammuz, Elagabalus
Moabites: Baal-peor, Chemesh
Babylonians and Assyrian: Bel (Mylitta), Shamas (Annuit)
Medes and Persians: Ormuz, Mithra
Hindus: Mitra, Mithra(s), Krishna
Greece: Adonis (Venus), Hercules, Apollo in Delphis (Diana), Iesus
Rome: Sol, Jesus
Banks of the Euphrates: Belus
Although Christmas is a Christian holiday, Christmas is based on the universal practice of honoring the Solstice. The Solstice (sol is sun, while stice is stand) . As the Sun travels around the Earth, there are four cardinal points that indicate the season. When the Sun is at the Southern most point of the Earth (the South Pole), we know we have reached Winter- the days are shorter and the nights are longer. The Sun then stands still for three days, and then begins its ascent on the fourth day. This correlates to the Winter Solstice beginning 12/21, standing still from 12/22-12/24, and beginning its ascent (rise) on 12/25. Thus, Christmas represents the Rising of the Sun or the Birth of the Son, Christ.
Saturnalia is an ancient, pre-Christian winter festival celebrating the coming of the Capricorn season, which is associated with Saturn. In Roman mythology, Saturn (meaning to sow) is the God of Structure, Order, and Organization. He brings peace through the establishment of government, rules, and ordinances. In Greek mythology, he is Chronos, Father Time, who ate his children. Father TIme eating his children represents the past eating the future, or the old maxim "Time Waits for No One".
Saturnalia is a celebration that promotes good will towards all men. The servants and the rich switch places, the servants are catered to by their masters. Gifts were given, particularly those less fortunate than others.
Constantine, in his efforts to subjugate the Romans under "Christian" dogma, placed the birth of Jesus during the Solstice celebrations to make it easier for the Romans to adopt the "new religion". However, this does not negate its origin, which is indigenously ours.
Christmas is Moorish. It is Kemetic (for its story resembles that of Heru). It is Hindu (for its story resembles that of Krishna).
The Mystery of Santa Claus
Santa Claus is an amalgamation of ancient Germanic/Norse deities, including Wotan, Odin, Donor, and Thor. His colors are red and white because he associated with the aminata mushroom, a red and white mushroom found underneath the evergreen green tree. Reindeer are sacred in Nordic culture, as they provide food, clothing, and shelter.
Santa's sleigh is the Big Dipper- it is the chariot of Thor, Wotan, Odin, and even Ausar. During "Christmas", the Big Dipper circles the North Pole, the home of the previously mentioned deities.
The Mushrooms are linked to Nordic mythology, as Thor's mushroom-shaped hammer hits the ground and causes thunder and lightening. The thunder and lightening are said to be the source of the Mushroom. In battle, Wotan's bloody saliva hits the Earth at the same point that the mushroom is born.
Rudolphs red nose comes from the effects of the mushroom itself. The amanita mushroom is said to have psychedelic effects because it is comprised of DMT; it stimulates the pineal gland. Also, it turns ones face red upon ingestion.
Christmas is astrological and it is your ancient Moorish tradition. Islam, and Merry Christmas
This blog is to give an overview of basic astrological concepts- it serves as a summary for initiates and a review for students of the science.
Aries: I am
The beginning of the year in a majority of ancient civilizations. Aries is the infant of the zodiac, representing ego. An infant cries to let his or her mother know "I am here- love/nurture/feed/change/hold me". Aries is Ego as a child and the Superego as an adult.
Taurus: I have
Taurus represents possessions. The Taurean energy is patient, loyal, stable, sometimes stubborn, but full of love. Taurus needs to have to be able to feel comfortable, for comfort is its ultimate goal. Once a child is born (Aries), he/she goes home to their family's possessions. Taurus is food, clothing, and Shelter.
Gemini: I think
Gemini is thought and communication. It represents all forms of communication, including writing, speaking, and even telepathy. Intellect, rationality (thus, mathematics and science), etc... They can see both sides of a situation, so they tend to have a difficult time making decisions. It represents short distance travels, mercantilism, early childhood, K-12 learning, and teaching.
Cancer: I feel
Cancer represents emotions; at its height, it is also psychic awareness. Cancer is the mother of the zodiac; she rules over children and childbirth, the home, cooking, and watery activities and professions. Cancer feels what others feel without them even speaking. It also represents property and real estate, counseling, and the legacy one leaves in their lifetime.
Leo: I will
Leo is the will- the force behind that which happens or manifests in one's life through the use of ego. It is associated with power, authority, and sovereignty. It is also creative energy, as the Sun, its ruler, the the source of life. He is often viewed as the father of the zodiac. Leo represents kings, empires, public speaking, traveling, lecturing, children, play, and romance.
Virgo: I analyze
Virgo is the energy of work; it is how Taurus derives what is has. This energy is efficient, diligent, and analytical. It scrutinizes and uses only that which is useful, and discards the rest; therefore, it is known as the "perfectionist". Writing, editing, accounting, health (fasting), nervous energy, and rigidity are all representations of Virgo.
Libra: I weigh (balance)
Libra literally means "scales" in Latin. It is best known for its association love and marriage because it is the energy of partnership. Beauty and art are also Libran qualities, for it creates a balanced, peaceful state of mind. This is a sociable energy, due to its preference for diplomacy. Therefore, law, justice, business and love partners, open enemies, and artistic endeavors are all representatives of Libra.
Scorpio: I desire
The energy of transformation and regeneration; Scorpio has three stages- the Scorpion (lowest energy- vindictive, jealous, and manipulative); the Serpent (the Rising Kundalini- the energy of determination and force of raising ones' frequency); and the Phoenix/Eagle (the enlightened/Illuminated One). Thus, Scorpio reaches for its deepest, most lustful desires, and raises them up to transform and manifest the highest energies of the universe. Scorpio represents mystery, intensity, lust, sexual relationships, taxes, loyalty, magnetism, the occult, inheritance, and shared property and finances.
Sagittarius: I see or I seek
Sagittarius is the archer who is always pointed towards the heights to perceive the highest knowledge in the universe and the ethers. This is abundance, progress, and growth. Sagittarius is also altruistic and benevolent, for the moor you give, the moor you receive. Metaphysics, philosophy, universal law, religion, and cosmology all represent Sagittarius.
Capricorn: I use
The time of the Winter Solstice, Capricorn represents a quiet energy that comes from limitation, restriction, and order. Ambitious, calculating, and at times rigid, this energy is destined to succeed. Challenge comes from restriction; to overcome brings one success.
Aquarius: I know
Aquarius is the energy of intuition and innovation, in philosophy and technology. Aquarius seeks to destroy and rebuild that which inhibits progress in society. This is also an energy of group consciousness and awakening through compassion and humanitarian efforts. Technology, astrology and astronomy, mathematics, intelligence, independence, revolution, rebellion and sudden changes/extremes are Aquarian energies.
Pisces: I believe
Pisces represents cosmic consciousness. It is the unity of love, for as the HKM says “No man lives unto himself, for every living thing is bound by cords to every living thing”. It is dreams, psychic energy, sensitive, emotional, and other-worldly. Imagination and sensitivity is the key- Pisces is able to feel what others feel, which brings telepathy, extra sensory perception, and omniscience.
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