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O Holy Night

Posted in Astronomy, Atheist, belief, Christianity, culture, faith, Hebrew scripture, history, prehistory, religion, scriptures, Social, theology with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2014 by chouck017894

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Ancient Source of Savior Birth Myths

Posted in Astronomy, Atheist, belief, Hebrew scripture, prehistory, random, religion, scriptures with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by chouck017894

Teachings from prehistory times, as often noted in these postings, once actually taught scientific principles regarding how creative energies involve and amass to manifest as matter and life. These ancient lessons were presented using the panoramic stellar universe itself to illustrate the lessons, and this practice was the origin of identifying select groups of starts (constellations) with names which suggested some imaginary figure which is outlined with those stars. Unlike faith systems teaching methods of today that manner of instruction encouraged an active imagination and a questioning mind.

Even into Roman Empire times there were those among the aristocrats and literati who still had access to fragments of those teachings and which were regarded as ancient even then. Virgil, the Roman poet (70-19 BCE), for example, knew of those ancient teachings, and his mysterious work the Cumaean Prophecy, his pastoral poems completed in 37 BCE. drew upon that knowledge. For example, a line within this literary work has puzzled scholars for generations, and some imaginative Christians have even suggested that it foretold the birth of Jesus. The line from Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue of the Cumaean Prophecy reads: “Now a new race descends from the celestial realm…” More inventive scholars today have even dared to suggest that it indicates that unethical extraterrestrials had imposed physical and mental alteration upon an unwary virgin Jewish female. Virgil’s famous Fourth Eclogue did indeed happen to celebrate the birth of a child who was destined to usher in a new Golden Age. But that portrayal was inspired from the four ancient lessons which were once given with constellation Cancer, and those lessons referred to that energy involvement as Astral Matter.

The ancient lessons drawn upon by Virgil, which utilized constellations as illustrations, had taught a scientific explanation of energy developmental processes which involve/evolve as Creation. Out of these self-generating energies (out of the quantum or virginal void) there is created the energy-identities which progressively assume matter form. Thus Virgil’s refered to line states that such an identity “…descends from the celestial realm” is an acknowledgement to those ancient teachings. It is at this point of energy development which is amassing as a matter form that the responsibility for refinement of those creative energies is taken up by each matter form. The evolutionary potential is thus held within each energy form which involves with self-aware consciousness, and this is the factor that can, and eventually will usher in the “New Golden Age.” All this is mentioned here to show the influence which ancient star lore contributed to the rise of all the “savior” gods of various faith systems such as Mithras (Persian), Tammuz (Babylonian), Attis (Phrygian), Odin (Norse), Krishna (Hindu), Indra (Hindu), Jesus (Christian), and others.

Other story features which always accompany the savior myths of those various faith systems were also presented in Virgil’ Eclogues, for they all portray a “divine” being entering, or passing over into the matter plane from the same primordial conditions which had been taught with the four lessons once given with constellation Cancer. In those prehistory times astrological (celestial) lore was always a passion of shepherds for the simple reason that shepherds spent so many long nights beneath the celestial canopy, and so it is valid that shepherds always served as the heralding elements in the many myths which tell of guiding stars, angels and savior births. The features in all these various savior birth myths were therefore constructed upon pastoral conventions, and because of this the myths focused on shepherds, their good-natured banter, love songs, dirges, and singing matches.

One of the galactic clusters (constellations) within the Cancer grouping of stars which were known to the ancients is today listed in astronomy texts by the name Praesepe, from the Latin pra, meaning “before”, and sepire, meaning “to fence” (fence in), and this came to be misleadingly translated into “manger.” It is because there are so many small clustered stars in this celestial location that this group was known in ancient times as the Manger. From this we have the story feature that Jesus was born in a manger. Two nearby stars are also associated with the Manger, which are often used to mark the eye of the Crab, symbol of Cancer, and these stars are known among astronomy buffs as the donkeys. This comes from the ancient reference to these stars as the Celestial Asses or later known as the Ascelli Asses. In prehistory times the lessons given with the Celestial Asses symbolized the involvement of primal energies upon which self-aware consciousness is carried–or passes over–into this limited energy plane of visible matter life forms.

All the varied faith system myths concerning savior birth are based upon those prehistory cosmological/creation lessons. As an example, the ancient Egyptian myth makers fashioned the red-haired, ass-eared god Set, brother and opponent of Osiris (who symbolized self-renewing energies) upon this star-illustrated lesson. Roman myths tell of Bacchus, god of grape growing, and Vulcan, god of fire, riding upon an ass to their destiny. Orphic myth tells of Dionysus, god of wine and fertility, riding to his matter-fate upon an ass. Indeed, all prehistory Pagan cultures had stories of gods, demigods or saviors in which they were portrayed as riding upon an ass to meet their matter-destiny. Not so coincidently, Jesus is also pictured as riding into Jerusalem upon an ass on his way to his higher transformation.

Other star groups which were interconnected in these ancient lessons given with constellation Cancer concerned energy involving as matter are known to us today as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, commonly referred to as the Great and Small Dippers. In those prehistory lessons these two constellations were known as the Greater Sheepfold and the Lesser Sheepfold–a fold referred to a pen or enclosure in which young sheep were confined to await their release into the pastures of life.

So the Pagans were not exactly the dunces as organized faith systems have chosen to systematically malign them. No, those Pagans who are routinely looked down upon were not Jews or Christians or Muslims. But they were exceptionally spiritual and recognized that the spirit of Creation was active not only within themselves but within every defined thing within the visible universe. They, not us, had the benefit of the unknown sages who had taught our ancestors with the use of star patterns the scientific principles which encode the Life Principle and which is within all life forms. And drawing upon the twelve major constellations and their three neighboring constellations as illustrations (forty-eight in all) the entire spectrum of Creation and humankind’s higher potential had been more inspirational and scientifically explained to them. How unlike today’s cult-like by-the-book faith systems which choose to obsess over petty differences.

Be Fruitful And Multiply

Posted in Atheist, Bible, Hebrew scripture, prehistory, random, religion, scriptures, theology with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2014 by chouck017894

Be fruitful and multiply,” God is quoted as instructing Adam and Eve on the sixth day of Creation (Genesis 1:28). Simple enough. What could possibly go askew or infringe upon that intended long-range plan for human life expansion? But the original couple was blessed with sons only, or so holy scriptures tell us. Nonetheless, that commandment to be “fruitful” had to be honored.

Indeed human life would multiply by unexpected means, for Adam and Eve’s murderous son, Cain, dutifully went forth after murdering his brother Abel and personally populated the cities he built, although we are never told where he found the females. Meanwhile, back in Adam’s prehistoric domain the original couple produced their third son Seth, “…and the days after he (Adam) had begotten Seth were eight hundred years; and he begat sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4). None of this additional “fruitfulness”, apparently, produced any fruit important enough to designate with a name. The third son, Seth, however, dutifully carried on the godly demand to be fruitful and at around one hundred and five years of age he sired a son Enos. So devoted was Seth that he continued to begat sons and daughters for another eight hundred and seven years. Now that’s devotion.

All the begatting was continued and is proudly listed through Genesis 5, right up to when the male Noah was sired by a male named Lamech who had lived one hundred-eighty-two years before that blessed event. And father Lamech, it is claimed, would live another five hundred and ninety-five years, still devotedly begetting sons and daughters. His son, Noah, of course, was also blessedly inspired and when he was only five hundred years old he begat his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. Obviously the dedication to being fruitful also assured one of a long life.

Ahh, but by the time of Noah’s appearance (a minimum of 2989 years would have passed) only then, we are told was it “…when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them…” (Hadn’t God–who is omniscient–ever noticed the daughters of Adam, Seth and Lamech?) Anyway, it was only then that God suddenly recognized that the wickedness of man was great. God then “repented…that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart” (Genesis 6:6). But Noah, we are told, “…was a just man and perfect in his generations” (which means that he represented the prototypal levels of creative energy), and Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:9–meaning that Noah represented the ideation of life within the Source). But God would then again “repent” after he had rashly doused the world with forty days of rain, and he then “…remembered Noah, and every living thing…” and allowed Noah’s lifeboat to touch down solid ground (matter) after the deluge.

The sons of Noah’ sons are accounted for in chapter 10 of Genesis, followed by more lists of “begatting” as well as much building of cities and nations again. But once again God, who apparently had been busy elsewhere, suddenly found that man had failed the Noahic covenant, so this time God decided to confuse the tongues of man so that they would be less companionable and ambitious. (So how has that worked out?) Then, only two short years after the Flood the ancestry of Abram was launched, which once again necessitated much begatting.

Abram–not yet renamed Abraham–was predestined to be the “seed bearer”, the progenitor and founder of God’s people. Up to Genesis 7:15, however, Sari–not yet known as Sarah–wife of Abram, had remained barren; “…she had no child” it is explained. But we should note the embedded clue here–which is that Abram and his family still dwelt in the sea port of Ur (meaning situated by the primal waters of Creation), and Abram decided to gather his rudimentary family and move on. They would probably be more fruitful if they moved on. And indeed they would. So what is being told–sacred language style? The Genesis accounts, remember, happen to cover the elementary developmental phases of Creation (personifications of elementary particles moving toward matter form). At this point of pre-physical energy, we should note, the “Israelites” have not yet even been implied, let alone claimed as ancestors. This is what is claimed as Hebrew Scriptural history.

In pre-history, pre-Hebrew Creation lessons upon which holy Hebrew texts were composed, actual scientific principles of how energy transforms into matter–or Creation–were being explained. In those ancient lessons the bearing principle, symbolized with female figures, always represented the primal energies which have involved to become active as energy substance. It is out of this elemental involvement as substance that the Life Principle may then activate that energy substance toward dense matter formations in which life with self-aware consciousness may become manifest. Until elementary particles (energy substances) are made active through polar exchange primal energies cannot be creative. Those primal energies are, to use the biblical term, barren. Think about it: isn’t it a bit strange that so many lead characters in scriptural myths had wives or mothers who were once declared to be barren? Why would they remain barren if God had demanded they should be fruitful and multiply? And isn’t it odd also that all of them became mothers of outstanding sons through God’s compassion? It is more than just peculiar that Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Hanna, the unnamed mother of Samson, and the mother of John the Baptist were all portrayed as having been barren but miraculously made fertile to fulfill a divine purpose. In all those holy tales the male star is always a personification for the Life Principle–the savior of all life. All barren women in scriptures have their foundation in prehistory lessons concerning Creation principles. Sarah’s barrenness (Genesis 21) has a direct parallel to the account of Rebecca (Genesis 25), to Rachel (Genesiss 29), to Samson’s unnamed mother (Judges 13), and Hannah, mother of Samuel (1 Samuel).

In the process of Creation, primal energies must first involve as energy substance. In prehistory lessons this was referred to as etheric substance, the first involvement of primal energies which triggers further involvement. This etheric energy-substance, however, is not yet endowed with what the ancient lessons signified as genetic ideation. This is the primary transformational dimension of Creation energies, and represented the first phase of elemental matter. This is a strong clue as to why several scriptural female characters such as Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, et al, were said to be “barren” until God activated their potential. Every one of these “barren” women of holy writ therefore actually personify the primordial energies of Creation which have not yet been activated with genetic ideation.

From those ancient lessons of matter-life being initiated out of quantum Source, often thought of as the void, was fashioned all the mythic accounts of barren women giving birth to savior-like sons. Barren women personified the primordial energy-substance which is not yet made fecund with Creative Energy. Elementary energy-substance is then made active to involve further through four condensing configurations, which the ancient lessons typified as the four skins of matter. This primary energy-substance stage of energy involvement is where the prototype of matter-life is made active, and is therefore where the name is changed in scriptural drama (Abram to Abraham, Sari to Sarah, Jacob to Israel, etc.). These accounts of name changes are not unique to Hebrew scriptures, they were features in Pagan tales of gods also. Until elementary particles are made active through Creative Energy those elementary particles remain uncreative–or to use biblical terminology, they are barren.

Remember also, in the Abram/Sari story that the alleged five shameless (amoral) Cities of the Plain (Sodom and Gomorrah among them) had to be struck down before Sari was made capable of bearing a child. That is because the “sinful” cities represent the five primordial energy planes of involvement (the undeveloped or prototypal stages) which must be passed over in order for energy to condense and allow matter forms to be made manifest. In those prehistory Creation lessons upon which this scriptural tale was amassed, may we say, this lesson of energy represented with Sari was referred to as Creative Energy, and it is from this circumstance that the four skins of energy-as-matter are built up through Mental Matter, Astral Matter, Etheric Matter and Dense Matter. Interestingly, modern cosmological research now tells us that the universe is composed mostly of “dark energy,” “dark matter,” and dark puzzles. And to our eyes all that appears to be “barren.” Nonetheless, it all remains fruitful and continues to multiply.