The Secret Teachings 11/30/14 – Turning of the Wheel of the Year & Mother Earth

The Secret Teachings 11/30/14 – Turning of the Wheel of the Year & Mother Earth       (Click here to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD)

Join The Secret Teachings Saturday November 29th at 10PM EST/7pm pst on Dark Matter Radio (LISTEN HERE) and Sunday November 30th at 9pm EST (LISTEN HERE) as host Ryan Gable breaks down the Turning of the ‘Wheel of the Year’, the calendar of the Celts, Wiccans, Pagans and others, who see the wheel as a cycle of birth, life and death, then rebirth relating to both the human condition, the four seasons and the dying and rebirthing of the Earth and the Sun as it moves through the sky from the Winter Solstice to the Summer Solstice and the Equinoxes in-between. Celebrations vary per the time of the year, but are sometimes had with dancing, fires, singing, ringing bells, sex, etc., to give ‘thanks’ for new life, harvested food and fertility of both the human and earth.

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Ryan will break down the 8 yearly Sabbats; the Earth as a Goddess and the Sun as a saviour born of the Earth to protect her from the darkness of winter; the Green Man; and a review the importance of feasts relating to the occult origins of the American ‘thanksgiving’ along with the cornucopia and other forms of giving ‘thanks’ to the mother of Earth for what she provides us. Ryan also explains the origins of the other Holidays (the Pagan/Wiccan HOLY DAYS) such as Easter (Ostara) and Christmas (Yule or Saturnalia).

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Music for the show:

1. Turning of the Wheel – by: Beast 1333

2. Bring the Sun Back – by: MekaNism

3. I hear you calling – by: Chalice & Blade

THE ORIGINS OF THANKSGIVING

Our modern holidays are variations of past celebrations that are formed to fit our modern day belief. Many look into the past from the little we think we know and try to convince themselves that the days they celebrate with meaning – Christmas (Saturnalia) or Yule, Halloween (Sowen), Easter (Ostara) or Imbolic, Valentines Day (Lupercalia), etc, etc – are only revamped versions of more ancient celebrations with completely different meanings than we give them today. Where as the ancients may have seen Saturnalia/Christmas as a time to worship nature in relation to astronomical alignments, christians see it as their mythical sun-god’s birthday. This association and relationship was built by emperors and the church who wanted to mainly merge belief systems together.

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Diana’s Death – Princess, Queen, or Goddess?

The Secret Teachings 8/18/13 – Princess Diana’s Death                                                    (Click here to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD)

DIANA: PRINCESS OF WALES

Diana Frances Spencer was born at Park House on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk on July 1st 1961, the third and youngest daughter of Viscount Althorp, later the 8th Earl Spencer, and his first wife Frances Roche. Her parents separated when she was six and divorced in 1969, and her mother married the wallpaper tycoon Peter Shand-Kidd. Diana had a younger brother, Charles, the present Earl Spencer, and two sisters, Jane and Sarah.

Charles first saw Diana when she was still in her prom. She remembered, with less than affection, being shunted over to the Queen’s residence during the holidays year after year to watch the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The choice of movie is interesting because it was written by Ian Fleming, the intelligence agent, friend of Aleister Crowley and author of the James Bond novels. The movie features a king and queen who hate children. They employ a child catcher to lure children, abduct them, and put them in a cage. They are then taken to the castle and locked in a dungeon. It is all symbolism for what is actually happening and there is no way that the Windsors played this for Diana so often by accident. Certainly Diana was already picking up the Windsor ‘vibes’ at Sandringham. She told Andrew Morton in his book, Diana: Her True Story: “The atmosphere was always very strange when we went there and I used to kick and fight anyone who tried to make us go.”

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The Origins of Thanksgiving

Our modern holidays are variations of past celebrations that are formed to fit our modern day belief. Many look into the past from the little we think we know and try to convince themselves that the days they celebrate with meaning – Christmas (Saturnalia) or Yule, Halloween (Sowen), Easter (Ostara) or Imbolic, Valentines Day (Lupercalia), etc, etc – are only revamped versions of more ancient celebrations with completely different meanings than we give them today. Where as the ancients may have seen Saturnalia/Christmas as a time to worship nature in relation to astronomical alignments, christians see it as their mythical sun-god’s birthday. This association and relationship was built by emperors and the church who wanted to mainly merge belief systems together.

One of the most common themes you can observe through most holidays is that of the feast. Romans would feast during the winter months celebrating Saturn-alia, Saturn the god of agriculture whom would bring back the planet to life after the death it suffers in the winter; celts would feast during Sowen to celebrate the New Year on November 1st, modern Halloween, and many celebrate Easter as the resurrection of the ‘Christ’ while Easter, coming from the goddess name Eostre, is a day of rebirth, which in fact is why Jesus is said to have been resurrected during this time. The three days ceremony is also important but is more rooted in the ancient mystery schools and secret initiation creaminess Jesus or Joshua was a part of.

The year is broken into sections as part of a wheel, like the Zodiac – animal wheel. As the wheel turns and we experience a changing of the four seasons from Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Each of these four parts of the wheel are then broken down further into additional celebrations which split the months between the Equinoxes, where the sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of day and night become close to equal, and Solstices, where the Sun is at it’s greatest distance from the celestial equator. These include Yule (feast on the Winter Solstice) (December 21st that marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.), Imbolic (the beginning of Spring), Ostara (Spring Equinox), Beltaine (Halfway point between the spring equinox & Summer Solstice) (June 21st marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.), Litha (Mid-Point of Summer or the Summer Solstice), Lammas (festival and beginning of the wheat harvest where the first bread would be made), Mabon (Autumnal equinox), Samhain (End of the Harvest season and the beginning of the death of the planet during the winter months).

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During the time of our ancestors when everyday people had to farm their own food and a time when grocery stores were not on every corner, scarcity was common for food and fear was likely common, and therefore many superstitions sat in. When there was a bountiful harvest it led to large feasts and celebrations to a giving of ”thanks.”

The first harvest at Plymouth Rock was completed in 1621. It was during this time that Governor William Bradford (1590-1657) dedicated this as a special day of prayers and giving Thanks. That fall, Plymouth colonists’ and the local Wampanoag Indian tribe feasted for three days to celebrate their first “successful harvest.” Some say that the harvest celebration lasted longer, with colonists going from house to house throughout the colony within a weeklong celebration of the harvest.

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