The Christmas/Saturnalia/Yule/Winter Solstice Connection

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The Secret Teachings 12/19/15 – The Christmas/Saturnalia/Yule/Winter Solstice Connection w/Kevin Annett PT2  (DOWNLOAD or LISTEN)

The Secret Teachings 12/19/15 – The Christmas/Saturnalia/Yule/Winter Solstice Connection PT1 (DOWNLOAD or LISTEN)

THE SON GOD’S EARTHLY BIRTHDAY

When you think of Christmas you probably think of gifts, caroling, Christmas movies, snow, green trees, lights, Santa, stockings, cookies, and Jesus’ birthday. But was Jesus actually born on December 25th, and if he was, is it a coincidence that he shares his birthday with other Sun gods such as Dionysus, Krishna, Attis, Mithra(s), and many others? In the case of Jesus, January 6th was typically the date given to his supposed birth. The 6th of January is the Feast of Epiphany, one of the Church’s earliest established feasts, and some Eastern Churches still hold this date to be the birth and baptism of the Christ. Eventually they adopted December 25th as the birthday and later they included the baptism. However, the Armenian Church still celebrates his birth on January 6th.

Some Church fathers did not agree with the concept of a dated birthday as they related this to pagan gods. David Fideler writes in Jesus Christ Sun of God ofJanuary 6th that it was “…the main festival of the Roman divinity Janus…” who “also represents the rebirth of the cyclical year an the renewal of time. Before the adoption of Decembers 25 as the birthday of Jesus the Spiritual Sun, the Nativity was celebrated on January 6, the day of ‘Epiphany’ or ‘manifestation’ of the Lord.” David also writes in his book that, “January 6 was also the date of Dionysian wine miracles. Water drawn from the Nile on this day was said to turn to wine…”

Certain Church fathers such as Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215) favored May 20th, while Hippolytus (c.170-c.236) wanted January 2nd. November 17, November 20, and March 25, were all considered as well. With all of this arguing and deciding what day goes where, it is any wonder how people can argue now that Christianity and by extension its traditions are not strictly manufactured. March 21st was also a date considered as it was believed this was the date God created the Sun [Author shakes head in shame of human race]. One bishop, Polycarp (c.69-c.155), also attempted to reason that Christ’s birth and baptism were likely on a Wednesday, because god created the Sun on the fourth day.

The eventual choice of December 25th was chosen and thus the pagan sun gods were officially vindicated as the Church identified God’s son with the celestial Sun.

History shows us this date was not a mere random choice. December 25th was an important date in Rome during this time of the yearly seasonal cycles as it was already Mithras’ birthday – Sol Invictus, the unconquered Sun. In fact the 25th was referred to as Dies Natali Invicti Solis or the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. Due to pagans exalting their deities prior to and parallel to the later formulated Jesus, although relating to personifications of one deity, the Church decided to make the 25th his birthday in order to ease the transition from cults of Mithraism, for example, to Christianity. The transition was allowed for an expanding Christian religion to acquire a birthday for their god, yet allowed pagans to continue worshiping their god(s). The Pagans, however, were not worshipers of the multitudes of deities, as many believe. In fact, they were monotheists to some extent simply honoring different aspects of nature by giving to them attributes representing many gods that stemmed from one divine source – the goddess.

The newly selected date was thus commemorated with a celebratory feast, Christmas, initiated by the Roman Emperor Constantine who declared Christianity the empire’s formal religion in the early fourth century. This was the first Christmas essentially, but it wasn’t for a couple of years after, when Pope Julius I declared Christmas to be permanently celebrated on December 25th. The Church of Jerusalem interestingly enough didn’t officially celebrate the date until at least the seventh century.

The Roman Almanac, the Chronographer of 354 (Philocalian Calendar), indicates the first festival was celebrated by the Church in Rome in 336 AD.

Pope Constantine, as noted, was also a member of a Sun cult and essentially used Christians to build a social system that was easier to control, in my view, and allow for the merging of cults. This is the same Constantine who in 317AD claimed to have been healed of his leprosy by the Christian god and asked to be baptized. As a reward, he supposedly granted huge tracts of land to the established church and confirmed the seat of the Roman Bishop as the capital of Christianity. The only problem is, the Donation of Constantine was proven a forgery in the 15th century and yet the Vatican still stands.

In the 16th century, Pope Gregory created a new calendar parallel to the Julian calendar, which meant that Christmas was celebrated thirteen days earlier than those of the Gregorian denomination. This is the calendar we follow today and December 25th is the day when most of us celebrate the birth of Jesus based on the Gregorian calendar. It is the birth of the celestial sun of god and not a physical son.

THE SUN GOD’S CELESTIAL BIRTHDAY

Now that we know why December 25th was selected to be the date of the birthday celebration for Jesus, due to the already present celebrations of Mithras’ birthday during this time, it then becomes appropriate to ask why December 25th was used as a celebratory date for Mithra and so many other gods to begin? The answer has to do with the Sun.

Throughout the year, the Sun moves through a cycle within what we call the Wheel of the Year, which is divided into four sections by a cross. This ‘Wheel’ is composed of the 12 houses of the zodiac and the ancients depicted the Sun as a man who grew older as the seasons changed and the ‘Wheel’ turned. He was a baby during the end of winter when he was born, bringing light back to the world and saving it from darkness. He was seen as a fully-grown man in June during the Summer Solstice and from this point on the Sun begins to age until the point of old age during the start of the winter months when he died again before being reborn.

The story of Jesus is that he dies on a cross and is dead for three days in a tomb before being resurrected, a celebration that was later celebrated as Easter. This was the time when the light of the Sun overtakes the Dark, and thus, days become longer than nights.

As the Sun moves through this cycle it can be seen sinking in the Northern hemisphere until its death on December 21st, which is the Winter Solstice. During this time the Sun perceptually stops moving as it lowers into the Southern part of the Northern hemisphere and ‘dies’ in the vicinity of the Southern Crux constellation. The Sun then rests in this position for three days on the horizon of the Earth. Surpassing the three days, the Sun begins to move North by a few degrees and is thus re(born) on December 25th.

It can then be said that the Son/Sun dies on the Cross/Southern Crux Constellation, is dead for three days in the tomb/Earth, and is then resurrected/reborn on December 25th.

The story of Jesus continues that he was born of a virgin in Bethlehem with a star that signified his birth. His birth was attended by many, including three wise men whom followed that star to the birth of the new baby.

When the Sun is born/resurrected on December 25th it resides in the constellation Virgo the Virgin. The anthropomorphized image of the constellation is a virgin holding a sheath of wheat and this therefore relates to bread. The reason bread is important here is because Bethlehem, the supposed location of Jesus’ birth, translates to the zodiacal ‘House of Bread’. This bread also refers to the bread consumed at the ‘Last Supper’. The star signifying his birth is Sirius and the three Wise Men are the three stars of Orion’s Belt. On December 25th, the three stars of Orion’s Belt align to follow Sirius to the birth of the Sun.

Therefore it can be said the Sun/Son was born on December 25th of the Virgin/Virgo in Bethlehem, the House of Bread or Virgo Constellation.  The three Wise Men/Orion’s Belt, known as the three Kings in ancient times, then followed a bright star, Sirius, to the birth of the Sun/Son on that date.

Astrologically it is also relevant that the Sun enters each sign of the zodiac at 30 degrees and such the ministry of Jesus begins at around age 30 according to Acharya S in her book The Christ Conspiracy. She also adds that, “The Sun is the ‘Carpenter’ who builds his daily ‘houses’ or 12 two-hour divisions.” She says that, “As the mythos developed, it took the form of a play, with a cast of characters, including the 12 divisions of the sky called the signs or constellations of the zodiac. The symbols that typified these 12 celestial sections of 30º each were not based on what the constellations actually look like but represent aspects of earthly life. Thus the ancient peoples were able to incorporate these earthly aspects into the mythos and project them onto the all important celestial screen.”

THE ROMAN CHRISTMAS – SATURNALIA (YULE)

Prior to Pope Julius I or Emperor Constantine denoting December 25th to be the birth of Jesus, most Romans celebrated the birth of Mithras, Sol Invictus – the unconquered Sun. They also celebrated the festival of Saturnalia, in honor of the god of agriculture, Saturn, for which Saturday was named.

As the Sun brings light and life to the world, Saturn brings destruction to the material world in the form of the exact opposite of the Sun, which is why Saturn is seen as the Black Sun. Sunday is of course named after the Sun as it is supposedly God’s day. As Saturn is seen as destructive and therefore ‘evil’, he also helps to bring life back to the Earth after winter. In this manner he is depicted as the Green Man. The Egyptian Green Man Osiris, also known as Nimrod or Orion, which stems form ‘ourien’, meaning sperm, impregnates the Earth and helps to give birth to new vegetation after the dark days of winter. As for the female goddess of creations, she, too, has a destructive side when in Greek mythology Demeter (goddess of agriculture) allows the crops to die during the winter while awaiting her daughter’s return from the underworld. These opposing forces of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are necessary to balance energies in the physical and spiritual worlds.

The Saturnalia festival was a celebration of nature, agriculture, and fertility. It was a celebration that included feasts, dancing, drinking, and the giving out of gifts as blessing in the same way the Three Wise Men (Three Kings) carried gifts to Jesus, or that the Sun gives us the gift of warmth and light.

Christmas(s) comes from Christ and Mass, signifying the anointed one (Christ) and a large gathering in worship or honor (Mass). Recall that Egyptian Pharaohs were actually anointed with the messeh fat from a crocodile. Here we thus have a direct connection to the anointing of the Jesus messiah. Messiah as many meanings such as a ‘future king of Israel’ and not a divine savior. There were several Messiahs and many Christs, a name meaning the ‘anointed one’. There is no reason whatsoever to argue keeping ‘Christ’ in Christmas when in fact we should be arguing to keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

It should not be misunderstood that by using terms such as Black Sun or Saturn in association with Satan, that this represents the iconic nature of some Devil figure whom is always trying to create destruction literally. Black, which is void of color, is attributed to ‘evil’ because of its strong image. But black is not ‘evil’ anymore than white is ‘good’. Black soil for example provides farmers with the notion that it is nutrient rich and ready for planting, an interesting correlation to Saturnalia and Saturn as he was the God of agriculture, often seen as Father Time or Death in black robes and a scythe.

Saturn’s destruction is a necessary ‘evil’ in the world that must be compared to the ‘creation’ of the Sun in providing ‘life giving’ rays that allow vegetation to grow on the Earth. It thus revives the Earth from the destruction of Saturn/Satan or the death of Mother Earth in the dark winter months when the Son/Sun dies. These are the opposing polar forces of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ or light and dark. When the Son/Sun is born or resurrected again he brings light back to the world to save Mother Earth, which in turn saves mankind. This is the essence of the Jesus story, and regardless of the existence of Jesus as a physical human, his image has been distorted and his character used as just another archetype to explain the changing of the seasons, while concealing the truth of the secret teachings.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LIGHTS AND ORNAMENTS 

Since Christmas or Saturnalia is a celebration of nature, resurrection, birth, fertility, and the Winter Solstice, they are also extensions of the yearly Sabbat known as Yule (December 20-23rd). This is why Yule logs are burnt during Christmas and it was the Norse whom originally burnt these logs in order to ward off evil spirits during the winter months. They were burnt to keep their homes safe in the same manner as pumpkins are used to ward off evil spirits, such as Stingy Jack, during the Sabbat known as Samhain, what we know as Halloween (more on this later). It is also interesting to note that the word Yule relates to a ‘wheel’ as in the Wheel of the Year or the changing of the seasons.

Participates in the yearly Samhain festivals used a coal from the fires to light their way home by placing it inside of a carved out vegetable – pumpkins were not used until much more recent in modern times. This symbol of lighting up the darkness and being saved by the light, especially in relation to Jesus, is merely a simplified way to explain the natural cycles of light and dark as the wheel of the year turned. This illumination is an essential core of nearly all yearly Sabbats from Samhain to Beltane, and from Beltane to Yule (Saturnalia / Christmas). During the final months of the year, participants in these ancient traditions, hang up lights around their home without knowing their origins. Each light can be seen as an individual torch extinguishing the darkness and warding off evil in the same way as a Jack O’Lantern. Lights can also be associated with the penis and as a representation of the male creative force, sometimes depicted as an obelisk.

In the same fashion as lights ward off evil or malevolent entities, so do the core foundation for ornaments. Started in 1690, hollow glass, balls, sometimes with additional reflective properties were hung in a window to scare off witches of other malevolent spirits. Thus the name in the eighteenth century became the ‘Witch Ball’. Hair was occasionally placed inside of these balls as it was believe the hair could absorb the evil spirits much like a Native American Dreamcatcher. Again notice the similarity between a Witch Ball, warding off evil spirits, the exact same purpose of the Jack O’Lantern and lights.

THE ROMAN CHRISTMAS – LORDS OF MISRULE

Saturnalia/Yule is a celebration of the physical, material world in association with Saturn, the Black Sun, or Lord of Chaos and destruction, albeit a necessary destruction or ‘evil’ leading to a moment of rebirth. This concept was actually a component part of the Saturnalia celebrations where the lower echelons or slaves would become lords or masters for the day in a chaotic changing of the guard. This represented the changing of control celestially from Saturn/Satan to the Sun/Son of the heavenly, spiritual spheres. This altering of the order of rules was practiced as the Lords of Misrule and is strongly related to the distortion and alteration of life by the trickster we discussed earlier.

During this time, slaves wore Pileus (Pilos), a small hat similar to a skullcap that denoted higher status. As Saturnalia was celebrated with a feast, the slaves were giving a fair share of food by their masters, of course playing as slaves themselves for the day.

VEGETATION VENERATION  

In remembrance and honor of nature, ancient celebrants of Yule chose to use vegetation as a way to symbolically remind them that once the cold, dark winter was over that crops would begin to grow once more. It was mainly a Germanic tradition derived from ancient pagan worship of evergreen trees that produced the modern form of the Christmas tree. The tree is also symbolic of a pyramid with a star or illuminated eye at the top such as the unfinished pyramid with all Seeing Eye of RA or Horus as discussed previously.

The Germans actually made Christmas pyramids that they decorated with fruit and gifts of and to nature. There is also Polish tradition of placing evergreen branches on their ceilings in remembrance of nature. The Christian Paradise Tree also became popular as it was decorated with fruits like apples and pastries. The apple and the tree can thus relate back into Christian belief about the Garden of Eden, also known much earlier in Sumeria as ED.IN, and the tree of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ as the Garden was a state of Paradise for man. This relates directly to the Paradise Tree and even the mystic Jewish Kabbalah.

The tree can also be related to the World Tree that Odin was hanged (he was also pierced by a spear like Jesus). The connection can thus be made to Attis being tied to a tree and later this translated to Orpheus being crucified on a cross like Jesus. All of these scenarios thus directly relate to the Zodiac Wheel and the cross divisions of the houses.

There is much more to a tree than just simply honoring nature by bringing one in your home. Some trees are large and seen in the occult as wise and powerful beings as depicted in the movie The Lord of the Rings. An interesting ‘ring’ connection can be made here as trees themselves have layers of rings for the years of their life. These rings can symbolically be attributed in part to Saturn, and since the festival of Saturnalia was to honor Saturn, it makes since trees were chosen. It also makes since that trees with their upright sternness can be symbols of an erect penis and therefore as we have seen relate nicely to the honoring of male energy once more. Trees also extend their branches upward into the heavens, a symbolic parallel to the pyramid, which was seen as mankind reaching to heaven, and the reverse, a pyramid inverted, was seen as the heavens reaching down to man. This image was later given the symbol of the physical staff as a connector between the two, but the staff really acts an an umbilical cord between heaven and earth.

Trees are amazing as they also can represent the very essence of opposing polarities. If you have ever been into a dense forest you may realize how little sunlight actually reaches the ground due to the covering the trees provide. This can choke other plant life and therefore we can explain this destructive characteristic with depictions of Saturn. Trees also provide life, however, and are thus symbols of illumination relating their essence to both black and white.

Manly P. Hall writes of how, “The worship of trees as proxies of Divinity was prevalent throughout the ancient world. Temples were often built in the heart of sacred groves, and nocturnal ceremonials were conducted under the wide-spreading branches of great trees, fantastically decorated and festooned in honor of their patron deities. In many instances the trees themselves were believed to possess the attributes of divine power and intelligence, and therefore supplications were often addressed to them.” Several of these ancient peoples saw the Universe as a divine tree growing from a singular point in space, which relates to the singular point at the top of a pyramid as it, much like a tree, extends itself into heaven. Hall adds, “The mediæval Qabbalists represented creation as a tree with its roots in the reality of spirit and its branches in the illusion of tangible existence. The Sephirothic tree of the Qabbalah was therefore inverted, with its roots in heaven and its branches upon the earth. Madam Blavatsky notes that the Great Pyramid was considered to be a symbol of this inverted tree, with its root at the apex of the pyramid and its branches diverging in four streams towards the base.” These four “streams” represent the four corners of the earth, the four winds, four elements, and the four seasons. As the tree is symbolic of the Macrocosm of the Universe, we must remember that the Universe reaches down to us in the form of an inverted pyramid, reaching a point of singularity in the Microcosm that Manly P. Hall explains is mankind,  “According to the esoteric doctrine, man first exists potentially within the body of the world-tree and later blossoms forth into objective manifestation upon its branches. According to an early Greek Mystery myth, the god Zeus fabricated the third race of men from ash trees. The serpent so often shown wound around the trunk of the tree usually signifies the mind–the power of thought–and is the eternal tempter or urge which leads all rational creatures to the ultimate discovery of reality and thus overthrows the rule of the gods. The serpent hidden in the foliage of the universal tree represents the cosmic mind; and in the human tree, the individualized intellect.The concept that all life originates from seeds caused grain and various plants to be accepted as emblematic of the human spermatozoon, and the tree was therefore symbolic of organized life unfolding from its primitive germ. The growth of the universe from its primitive seed may be likened to the growth of the mighty oak from the tiny acorn. While the tree is apparently much greater than its own source, nevertheless that source contains potentially every branch, twig, and leaf which will later be objectively unfolded by the processes of growth.”

Some of these tree-traditions originated in Babylon with the worship of Nimrod the Great Hunter who is of course Osiris in the previously told story of him returning from a hunt. This is also important in the origins of Valentines Day, a Roman fertility festival known as Lupercalia, as we will discuss later, where Osiris is actually Cupid. As Osiris is the god of agriculture he is depicted also as the Green Man, which thus directly relates to the veneration of nature by the ancients.

Holly was also used in celebration and veneration of nature. Holly is green with red berries, the traditional colors of Christmas, and it has little prickly ends that symbolically represent the phallus in relation to fertility. Holly was brought into homes to honor the spirits of nature. The red signifies the blood or wine of Jesus, Bacchus or Dionysus.

The Romans used Holly during their Saturnalia celebrations and it might be that the act of putting up the tree somewhat stemmed from the use of Mistletoe, which was also used by the Romans. In myth the Norse god Balder was struck down by mistletoe.

Mistletoe and Holly both are natural forms of living vegetation that were used to venerate nature in remembrance during the death of the Earth during winter. In the book World Mythology by Donna Rosenberg, she writes, “Balder is one of a number of fertility gods in various mythologies who are killed, go down to the Underworld, and then come back to life. The pattern of life, death, and resurrection reflects the annual, cyclical pattern in nature of birth (spring), maturity (summer), death (autumn and winter), and rebirth (the following spring).”

SANTA CLAUS, DEER, SOCKS AND PRESENTS

Another icon of Christmas is the figure known as Santa Claus who was helped further into American culture by Macy’s department store. The English know him as Father Christmas and in Europe he is known as Sinter Klass or Sint Nicolaas, based off of Saint Nicholas. In the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Austria, Santa was known as Sankt Nikolaus and in Italy his name was San Nicola, which is similar to Coca Cola, a brand strongly promoted by the character. The Dutch refer to him also as Saint Nicholas, which is similar to Sinter Klaus and the figure we now call Santa Claus.
The figure known as Saint Nicholas was also known as Nikolaos of Myra, a Christian saint and Greek Bishop in modern day Turkey in the fourth century, which was around the time when Christmas was first being celebrated. Because of the miracles he supposedly performed he became known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. His portfolio included giving gifts secretly and putting coins in shoes. He primarily helped the needy and would thus wrap money in cloth or place it into a sock perhaps drying over a fire in the home of the poor, and thus the origins of Santa giving gifts and sometimes placing them in stockings began. His day of feast was interestingly held in early December (usually the 6th). Sinter Klass was depicted with a large hat, similar to the Pope’s Mitre hat based off of Mithraism and fish worship; also relating to the Age of Pisces. This fish symbolism also relates to the worship of the fish god Oannes of the Dogon tribe in Mali, Africa. The Mali believed their gods came from the Sirius star system that they knew before modern science was a binary star system. We thus get a direct correlation back to Sirius and the star followed to the birth of Jesus by the Three Wise Men or Kings of Orion.

The robes of Sinter Klass were gold, red, and white, similar to the red Maltese crosses and white robes worn by the Papal, Knights Templar and Essenes of which Jesus was affiliated. It is the modern day image of Santa, which is simply a rebranding of past saints and characters. As Santa is an icon of Christmas, a Roman celebration of Saturnalia, it is appropriate for Santa to wear displayed attributes of Saturn. Both Saturn and the Greek Kronos have long white beards as they are the Fathers of time, planting the time-laden seeds of our destruction, which is relevant considering he is the god of agriculture. The Norse god Odin is heavily borrowed from, too, as he lives in the North (Pole) and has a white beard in some depictions in the same way as the Central American god Quetzalcoatl who also wore white robes with red. The red is further connected to Christmas due to the association with blood and the connection with Saturn, another version of Satan, who through what I term vegetation veneration was honored with greenery.

Odin not only lives in the North and has a white beard, but also rides an eight-legged horse named Sleipnir, derived from Old Norse meaning ‘slippy’ or ‘sliding’. Here we thus have the origins of Santa’s eight reindeer. The white beard is further symbolized in the Matrix movies given to the Architect, which represents Saturn – the architect of the illusory physical world. This same beard is further associated with God as most depictions display a man in white robes with a white beard; this is Saturn, Kronos, Odin, Satan, the Grand Architect, etc.

The story would not be complete either without the opposing force of Santa known as Krampus in certain Germanic folk-lore. He is a sort of holiday ‘devil’. Instead of rewarding children with presents he punishes children whom misbehaved during the year. He is very popular especially in regions of Europe, but is also known similarly in certain parts of Austria. This idea of reward and punishment by opposing forces is at the heart of most major religions and mystery schools as is the concept of black and white or the Yin Yang. Santa’s ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ list also plays into this story.

What has essentially happened is that the concepts of duality have been taken and either intentionally or not given character attributes and used to keep people afraid of being punished (hell) and hopeful of being rewarded (heaven) in a type of mass hypnosis.

It’s amazing how much we lead on our kids with notions of Santa Claus coming to give us presents. Sure, it sounds like a fun game you play, but I think there is a slightly darker side – darker because it is unseen and relatively unknown, and because the true meaning of the holidays have been stripped for commercial aspects in complete disregard for nature. I don’t see how rational people can believe that if they fill their child’s mind with the notions of Santa that the child won’t realize they’ve been lied too eventually and that this may cause a deeper psychological chain reaction. Perhaps I have thought on the subject for far too long, but personally I see this obsession with these mythical characters dark only because we do not know, care to know, or understand their origins. Therefore you are investing substantial energy in the direction of your attention to symbols that you ignorantly display during the holiday (holyday), yet have no idea of their true meaning. This is stunning ignorance that stems from arrogance and is the basis for being essentially ‘dead’.

CONCLUSION

Modern Christmas is a mocking of ancient traditions especially with children upset because they didn’t get everything they wanted, or because they only got last year’s iPod and not this year’s newest version.  It’s part of a larger issue dealing with corporate sponsored advertising and industrial consumerism. Even if you have absolutely no thoughts as to what you have currently read, think about the tremendous amount of money, time, and energy, put into preparing for the Holy-Days. We focus strictly on material objects while few focus on family, and even that is not the origins of this Holy-Day. It is about venerating nature, not casting nature aside with fake trees and cheap gifts that have no underlying meaning. The only parts of the ancient celebrations that stay the same are people getting drunk and partying. In fact, the Roman philosopher Seneca writes in AD 50 how, “It is now the month of December, when the greatest part of the city is in a bustle. Loose reins are given to public dissipation: everywhere you may hear the sound of great preparations, as if there were some real difference between the days devoted to Saturn and those for transacting business.”

Further, it is truly the height of ignorance to invest so much time, attention, and energy, to a subject and then openly reject its origins. It is ignorance out of arrogance once more to think ‘I want my kid to have a good childhood’. Well, great, if that’s really what you want, then how about you take the time educating yourself so that you can educate them. Create your own traditions rather than ignorantly stealing ones that already exist. Put some thought into your beliefs and stop blindly believing traditions based on faith that they are wholesome. I do not believe there is a War on Christmas, but a war on common sense and the secret teachings. It is important to understand the origins of what we devote so much time and energy so that we do not fall victim spiritually to what we do not understand. We must break the spell of symbols and that includes letters and numbers, especially those used by black magicians to subvert your subconscious. By becoming aware, we prevent a penetrating of our subconscious by these sorcerers of magic manipulation.

Of the various Christmas traditions, I find it interesting numerically to add a fact of the famous Plum Porridge or Figgy Pudding. Traditionally Christmas puddings were made in the 17th century with 13 ingredients as each of the ingredients honored one of the apostles. As the wheel of the year turns, and the sun moves through the 12 houses, eventually the cycle restarts and the Sun is reborn into the first house, also seen as the 13th house, a number of regeneration and rebirth. Numerically important is also the Jewish Hanukkah (Chanukah) and the widely recognized Menorah. Each menorah has a central candle and three candles on each side for a total of seven. This number is divine and represent the seven spheres and gods, the seven days of creation, the seven archangels and much more.

One particular motif of Christmas celebrations other than the five-pointed Venus/Lucifer star on the green Saturn Tree, is the lights most of us decorate with. These lights of course refer to illumination, fire, and even rebirth of a new. These lights also, in relation to the mass ignorance around the origins of the days you celebrate so blindly as Holi-Days, are essentially ‘false’ lights displayed by the trickster to trick us into a game called the Lords of Misrule. Instead of us the Master making the decisions in our own lives we instead relinquish that control to other sources and in turn make the slaves the Masters. It is time to take back that power, extinguish the false blinding light and once again become the Masters instead of the slaves, while we think that it is fun to merrily run around drunk on lies. An integral part of the Jesus story is his resurrection or ‘rebirth’. Since the birth was placed on the 25th of December, also the birth of the celestial Sun, it wasn’t until months later when the length of a day over took that of a night that Jesus was resurrected out of the tomb he was encapsulated in for three days in the same manner as Jonah in the Whale, Lazarus and the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. This time became known as Easter, which stems from much older names associated with the goddess Ishtar or the Germanic Eostre (Ostara).

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