THE FALSE GOSPEL IN THE STARS
PREPARING THE WAY OF THE ANTICHRIST
. . .and the False Prophet and 10 kings downsized to 7 and. . .
"The eleventh sign: Cancer, The Crab, represents 'The Completion of the Redeemer's Work in Regard to His own.' This is a picture of the Church possessed and held fast by Christ... One of the most obvious things about a crab is the two claws by which it grasps something and holds it firmly. So here we have a picture of the Church, which is being held as a possession of Christ, taken to its heavenly home. (Kennedy) - 872:109
"Have we not here the gathering up of the teaching of this sign—Messiah's redeemed possessions held fast. Here we come to the completion of His work. In CANCER we see it with reference to His redeemed, and in the next (the last) Sign, LEO, with reference to His enemies..." (Bullinger) - 939 (Cancer)
According to D. James Kennedy's Real Meaning of the Zodiac and E.W. Bullinger, who wrote The Witness of the Stars, the sign of Cancer reveals the Church of Christ, safe and secure in heaven. Bullinger, the fountainhead of this polluted stream of pseudo-Christian divination, resorted to a very convoluted line of reasoning to justify his interpretations of the Bible. In the ancient zodiacs, Cancer was symbolized by unclean creatures — the Scarab or sacred beetle, an Egyptian symbol of resurrection (Egyptian initiates were called scarabs because they pushed along the egg of their regeneration) and the hawk, which was a symbol of Hermes.
"With regard to the sign of CANCER, one thing is certain, that we have not got the original picture, or anything like it. It does not agree with the names either of its three constellations which have come down to us, or of its stars. In the ancient Denderah Zodiac it is represented as a Scarabaeus, or sacred beetle.* In the Zodiac of Esneh and in a Hindu Zodiac (400 BC) it is the same.
"* The Scarabaeus, passing its earthly existence as a worm of the earth, and thence issuing as a winged denizen of heaven, was held sacred by the Egyptians as an emblem of the resurrection of the body.
"According to the Greeks, Jupiter placed this Crab amongst the signs of the Zodiac. In Sir William Jones's Oriental Zodiac we meet with a crab, and an Egyptian Zodiac found at Rome bears also the crab in this sign. The more ancient Egyptians placed Hermanubis, or Hermes, with the head of an ibis or hawk, as the symbol of the sign now allotted to CANCER." - 939 (Cancer)
According to Blavatsky, "Hermes [was] the god of Wisdom, known in Egypt, Syria, and Phoenicia as Thoth, Tat, Adad, Seth, and Sat-an..., and in Greece as Kadmus... There were two Hermes: the elder was the Trismegistus, and the second an emanation or 'permutation' of himself; the friend and instructor of Isis and Osiris. Hermes is the god of the priestly wisdom..." (195:xxxiii Vol I) In her book on Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill identified Hermes Trismegistus as the legendary Grand Master of the tradition of magic. (26:153) Bullinger insisted that the ancients perverted God's intentions when He placed the constellation of Cancer in the heavens, which was to signify the cattle-fold of Christ.
"The Denderah name is Klaria, or the cattle-folds, and in this name we have the key to the meaning of the sign, and to the subject of this chapter. The Arabic name is Al Sartan, which means who holds or binds, and may be from the Hebrew to bind together (Gen. 49:11). There is no ancient Hebrew word known for the crab. It was classed with many other unclean creatures, and would be included in the general term 'vermin.' The Syriac, Sartano, means the same."- 939 (Cancer)
Since Christians are nowhere in Scripture designated cattle or vermin, Bullinger reasons that God must have had something more Biblical in mind. What God intended to portray in the sign of Cancer was a sheep-fold. This less than stellar deduction is based on a bright cluster of stars in the center Cancer the Crab which is called the Beehive, and means multitude or offspring.
"The Greek name is Karkinos, which means holding or encircling, as does the Latin, Cancer, and hence is applied to the crab. In the word Khan, we have the traveller's rest or inn; while Ker or Cer is the Arabic for encircling. - 939 (Cancer)
The word 'church' derives from the Druidic circle or fairy ring.The 'circle' is very important in the Druid tradition. The Greek word used in the New Testament to identify the Body of Christ is ekklesia—'the called out' or assembly. The Greek word for 'circle' is never used in the New Testament.
"A well-known locational aspect of the fairy culture (particularly among the druidic caste) was the stone circle or Fairy Ring. This was, in practice, how the concept of local churches began as against the more majestic style of city temple. The very word 'church' stems from circe, meaning 'a ring' having the root as circus, circle and circuit." - 722:111
Alexander Hislop stated concerning the worship of the Druids, that the priests moved sideways like the crab. And Diana, the mother goddess of the Druids, wore a crab on her breast:—'The dance is performed with solemn festivity about the lakes, round which and the sanctuary the priests move sideways, whilst the sanctuary is earnestly invoking the gliding king, before whom the fair one retreats upon the veil that covers the huge stones' (Druids, p.171). This Davies regards as connected with the story of Jupiter, the father of the gods, violating his own daughter in the form of a serpent (p.561). Now let the reader look at what is on the breast of the Ephesian Diana, as the Mother of the gods...and he will see a reference to her share in the same act of going aside; for there is the crab, and how does a crab go but sideways?" - 156:322
"...the Druid priests went sideways in performing some of their sacred rites, as appears from the following passage of Davies:
Returning to Bullinger's explanation of the sign of Cancer:
"The ancient Akkadian name of the month is Su-kul-na, the seizer or possessor of seed.
"The sign contains 83 stars, one of which is of the 3rd magnitude, and seven are of the 4th magnitude, and the remainder of inferior magnitudes.
"In the centre of the Sign there is a remarkably bright cluster of stars, so bright that they can be sometimes seen with the naked eye. It looks like a comet, and is made up of a great multitude of stars. Modern astronomers have called it the Beehive. But its ancient name has come down to us as Praesepe, which means a multitude, offspring." - 939 (Cancer)
The Beehive would be a veiled reference to the multitude of the offspring of the Merovingian bloodline. Fritz Springmeier stated in The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines: "Family trees subdivide over the centuries until the Merovingian family tree has become a forest." He added: "Be Wise as Serpents revealed for the first time...how all the heads (presidents) of the [Latter Day Saints] and [Reformed Latter Day Saints] have been descendants of the Merovingian dynasty, and they and the Masons have both used the Merovingian symbol of the bee." (77:80) This would explain why Utah is called 'the Beehive State.' J. R. Church confirms the Mormon-Merovingian connection in Guardians of the Grail:
"The symbol of the bee is also used in Mormon temples today. The bee is the state symbol for Utah. Furthermore, Mormon doctrine teaches that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus Christ. The religion of the Mormon Church of the Latter Day Saints is replete with Merovingian ideology..." - 127:82
In Bloodline of the Holy Grail, Laurence Gardner explains the importance of the bee to Merovingian royalty -- bees make honey, a symbol of insight and wisdom. Although Gardiner appeals to Scripture which likens honey with the knowledge of wisdom, the secret doctrine of the occultist redefines these terms as gnôsis (the Greek word for 'knowledge' or 'insight') and the ancient wisdom of the Hermetic tradition, i.e. sorcery. The emperor Napoleon is included among the Merovingian worthies because, in 1810, he married Marie-Louise, the daughter of Francis II, the last Habsburg to sit upon the throne of the Holy Roman Empire.
"The Merovingian kings were noted sorcerers in the manner of the Samaritan Magi, and they firmly believed in the hidden power of the honeycomb. Because a honeycomb is naturally made up of hexagonal prisms, it was considered by philosophers to be the manifestation of divine harmony in nature. Its construction was associated with insight and wisdom — as detailed in Proverbs 24:13-14...
"To the Merovingians the bee was a most hallowed creature. A sacred emblem of Egyptian royalty, it became a symbol of Wisdom. Some 300 golden bees were found stitched to the cloak of Childeric I (the son of Meroveus) when his grave was unearthed in 1653. Napoleon had these attached to his own coronation robe in 1804. He claimed this right by virtue of his descent from James de Rohan-Stuardo, the natural son (legitimated 1667) of Charles II Stuart of Britain by Marguerite, Duchesse de Rohan. The Stuarts were in turn entitled to this distinction because they, and their related Counts of Brittany, were descended from Clodion's brother Fredemundus--thus (akin to the Merovingians) they were equally in descent from the Fisher Kings through Faramund. The Merovingian bees are still to be seen on some Jacobite glassware." - 29:171-2
Recall that the predecessor of the Prieuré de Sion was the Society of Ormus, to which the Therapeutae of Alexandria and the Essenes of Qumran attached themselves. The word Essene means king bee. The Qumran desert, where the Essene community was established, is located on the ancient site of Gomorrah, the city which God judged with for its homosexual perversion. (Gen. 19; Jer. 17:5,6) The Essenes were also priests of the Greek goddess Diana, a lesbian, whose symbol was the bee. The Mother Goddess, under her various names, was known as the Queen Bee while the priests who ministered in her temples were called Essenes or King Bees.
"...the Great Mother was known as the Queen Bee and her priestesses were Melissae, the Bees. Pindar says that the Pythian priestess at Delphi was known as the Delphic Bee, and her emblematic bee appeared on Delphic coins. The officiates at Eleusis were Bees.
"The name Melissa is an ancient title referring to a priestess of the Great Mother or to a nymph (the full-grown larva of bees are called nymphs)...
"The Cretan Zeus was born in a cave of bees and was fed by them, and Zeus also had the title of Melissaios, Bee-man; he fathered a son, the hero Meliteus, by a nymph who hid the child from Hera in a wood, where Zeus had him fed by bees. Dionyous was fed on honey as a babe by the nymph Makris, daughter of Aristaeus, protector of flocks and bees.
"As emblems of the goddesses Demeter, Cybele, Diana, Rhea and the Ephesian Artemis, bees are lunar and virgin. The bee appears on statues of Artemis and some of her priests were called Essenes - King Bees - Pausanias says that the word 'Essene' means King Bee. With the Essenes, 'King Bees' were priestly officials. Christ was called the 'aetherial bee'." - 973
In The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop associated the bee with the Essenes, Diana and also with Mithraism. It seems that this insect typified the 'Word' and the 'Seed of the Woman' in the various pagan religions:
“...to identify the Sun-god with the Great Revealer of the Godhead, while under the name of Mithra, he was exhibited in sculpture as a Lion; that Lion had a Bee represented between his lips... The bee between the lips of the Sun-god was intended to point him out as 'the Word'; for Dabar, the expression which signifies in Chaldee a 'Bee,' signifies also a 'Word'; and the position of that bee in the mouth leaves no doubt as to the idea intended to be conveyed...
“...the 'Bee' was set up as the substitute of the light of Dabar, 'the Word'. Thus the apostates turned away from the 'True Light,' and set up a shadow in His stead… In Asiatic Greece, the Babylonian g-d was evidently recognized as the Light-giving 'Word,' for there we find the Bee occupying such a position as makes it very clear that it was a symbol of the great Revealer. Thus we find Muller referring to the symbols connected with the worship of the Ephesian Diana: 'Her constant symbol is the bee…the chief priest himself was called Essēn, or the king-bee.' The character of the chief priest shows the character of the g-d he represented. The contemplar divinity of Diana, the tower-bearing goddess, was of course the same divinity as invariably accompanied the Babylonian goddess: and this title of the priest shows that the Bee which appeared on her medals was just another symbol for her child, as the 'Seed of the Woman,' in his assumed character as Dabar, 'The Word' that enlightened the souls of men.” - 156:194-5
In his book, J. R. Church makes a compelling case that the Merovingians are descendants of the Tribe of Dan. In the book of Judges, Dan's most famous judge, Samson, proposed a strange riddle about bees who made honey: "Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness." (Judges 14:14)
"Four symbols are used in the Bible concerning the Danites — a serpent, an eagle, a lion, and the bees. In the story of Samson, we find the famous riddle of the bees who made honey in the carcass of a lion which had been killed by Samson. The symbolic nature of the bees could represent the concept that the descendants of the tribe of Dan would one day try to bring about the destruction of the tribe of Judah, whose symbol was the lion, and from the carcass of the lion the tribe of Dan would attempt to produce the golden age of a world empire, symbolized by the honey. The Merovingians claim of coming from the tribe of Judah (through Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ) is not true. The lie may have been advanced because the symbol of Judah was the lion. However, I believe the Merovingians were from the tribe of Dan." - 127:82,103,109
Was Samson trying to communicate a cryptic message to the Philistines, with whom he was allied through marriage? The tribe of Dan later became involved in the worship of false gods when they relocated from their inheritance by the seacoast of Israel to the northern area of Palestine at Mount Hermon. Considering Samson's apostasy and the idolatrous history of the tribe of Dan, it may be that Samson's riddle was an end-time prophecy revealing Dan's alliance with pagan cultures whose agenda was to reestablish a future Golden Age. A restoration of the Golden Age of Saturn, the pre-flood civilization which God judged, would be accomplished on the ruins of the tribe of Judah, the bloodline of Jesus Christ, or more likely, the overthrow of Jesus Christ by Satan's demonic bloodline. This future coup may have been typified by Samson as honey (gnosis/ancient wisdom) in the carcass (dead body) of the Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ). J. R. Church states that the apostate tribe of Dan specifically engaged in the worship of the Mother Goddess, Diana, which they adopted from the indigenous Canaanites who had occupied the northern area of Palestine at Mt. Hermon. Church also posits that the Danites exported this goddess worship to Greece after the Assyrian invasion in 722 B.C.
"Now, the question remains, how do we know the Spartans were the offspring of the tribe of Dan?... Aside from the fact that the Spartans wore long hair as a symbol of their power (like Samson) there is a legend written about the son of Belus, king of the Spartans — in which is given the story of one named 'Danaus,' who arrived in Greece with his daughters by ship. According to the legend, his daughters called themselves Danades. They introduced the cult of the mother goddess, which became the established religion of the Arcadians and developed over the years into the worship of Diana... The Spartans so loved their king that they called themselves Danaans — long before they adopted the name of Spartans. Also in the legend is a record of the arrival of 'colonists from Palestine.' Please note, the man who headed the expedition was named Danaus. He may well have been of the tribe of Dan, and thus would have been the progenitor of the ancient Spartans." - 127:120-121
The following is rather astonishing excerpt from an entry to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. According to this resource which cites Josephus, the Essenes were originally one with the Pharisees, the principal adversaries and executioners of Jesus Christ.
"The earliest note of the existence of the Essenes, as of the Pharisees and Sadducees, is under the pontificate of Jonathan, the successor of Judas Maccabeus (Ant., XIII, v, 9). Josephus says 'at this time there were three sects of the Jews,' and proceeds to name them. If this, however, were precisely true, it is singular that there is no mention of any of these sects in either of the books of the Maccabees. The only sect named is the Hasideans (chacidhim) who are called (1 Macc 2:42) 'mighty men of Israel, every one that offered himself willingly for the law' (the King James Version 'voluntarily devoted himself to the law'; Greek hekousiazomenos). These again are not mentioned by Josephus. The meaning of the word is 'saints,' and in this sense it appears frequently in the Psalms. A parallel in modern history to their warlike activity and their claim to saintliness may be found in the Cameronians of 'society folk' in Scotland toward the end of the 17th century. They were Peden's 'praying folk,' yet they fought and won battles. When William of Orange came they formed the Cameronian regiment which helped to quell the clans and checked their advance after Killiecrankie. Some have identified these Hasideans with the Pharisees (as W. Robertson Smith, article 'Assidaeans,' Encyclopedia Biblica, and others). Hitzig would regard their successors as the Essenes. The great resemblance there was between the Pharisees and the Essenes renders it not improbable that originally they were really one sect and split off. If Josephus is to be trusted this division must have occurred, if not before the Maccabean struggle, at least early during its continuance. The Sadducean authors of 1 Maccabees may have grouped them together. According to Josephus, John Hyrcanus was a Pharisee, from which it may be presumed that Judas Maccabeus and his brethren belonged to the same sect of the Jews. The Assideans deserted Maccabeus, so that it would seem at least possible that by that time the separation had become complete, so that the Hasideans are now to be regarded as Essenes. It would seem as if they deserted the Maccabeans when they--the Maccabeans--made alliances with heathen powers like Rome."
It should be noted here that Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair was elected Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion on August 6, the feast of Diana; of this association more will be said in the next section.
Returning to E. W. Bullinger's Witness of the Stars, north and south of the bright cluster of stars in Cancer called the Beehive are two stars called the northern Ass and southern Ass:
The brightest star, z (in the tail), is called Tegmine, holding. The star a (or a1 and a2), in the lower large claw, is called Acubene, which, in Hebrew and Arabic, means the sheltering or hiding-place. Another is named Ma'alaph (Arabic), assembled thousands; Al Himarein (Arabic), the kids or lambs.
North and south of the nebula Praesepe are two stars, which Orientalists speak of by a name evidently of some antiquity. Asellus means an Ass, and one was called Asellus Boreas, the northern Ass; while the other, Asellus Australis, is the southern Ass.*
* The Ass was the emblem of Typhon, the king who smites or is smitten. - 939 (Cancer)
Now, in ancient Greek mythology, Typhon, whose emblem was the Ass, was the ruler of the underworld and corresponds to Set or Satan. Accordingto a Guide to the Ancient Greek Pantheon of Gods (Theoi), Spirits (Daimones) and Monsters, "...the daimon Typhon...was equated with the Egyptian god Set." (867) And in her Theosophical Glossary, Blavatsky identifies Typhon as Satan: "Typhon is...Plutarch asserts, the distinct 'Evil Principle' or the Satan of the Jews." (316)
TheAss being the symbol of Typhon, this cannot possibly be the meaning of Cancer, protests Bullinger, who must associate it with something more Biblical if he is going to sell astrology to Christians. Well, two asses were believed to be the tribal sign of Jacob's son, Issachar. Although this is nowhere stated in Scripture, Jacob did call Issachar a 'strong ass' in his prophecy concerning his twelve sons. And in Bullinger's Revised Version, Issachar "couched down between sheepfolds like a strong ass". Therefore, the sign of Cancer in the heavens must mean the sheepfold of Christ.
"This connects it with the Tribe of Issachar, who is said to have borne upon the Tribal standard the sign of two asses.
"This is doubtless the reference in Jacob's blessing (Gen 49:11, RV):
"Issachar is a strong ass,
Couching down between the sheepfolds;
And he saw a resting-place that it was good;
And the land that it was pleasant;
And he bowed his shoulder to bear,
And became a servant under task work." - 939 (Cancer)
There you have it. The sign of Cancer, which in the ancient zodiacs connected mankind with Satan and the Underworld, really signified the sheepfolds of Christ. One problem, however, is that, in the King James Bible, Genesis 49:14 is translated: "Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens..." There is no mention of a sheepfold at all in the King James. (We note that Bullinger not only used the corrupt Revised Version, he even has the wrong verse notation!)
E. W. Bullinger's Witness of the Stars was published in London in 1883, just two years following publication of the English Revised Version. Sitting on the Revision Committee that produced the ERV, which was used by Bullinger to support his astrological false doctrine, were B.F. Westcott, F.J.A. Hort and other Anglican clergymen with affiliations to several occult societies. The timing of Bullinger's publication was auspicious. Bullinger could never have misinterpreted so many Scriptures using the King James Bible for theological support!
New Age sources identify Cancer as the "Gate of Men" or the gateway in the heavens through which souls descend into matter, i.e. human bodies. This is the Gnostic doctrine of the pre-existence of souls, i.e. that all humans were once part of a Universal Soul from which certain souls, whether on a mission for the gods or enticed by materialism, descended from their ethereal state into bodies. Albert Pike expounded at length on the pre-existence of souls in Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Scottish Freemasonry. This false doctrine, which was believed by the Kabbalists, Platonists, Essenes, and Neo-Platonists such as Origen of the Alexandrian School, originated in the Babylonian (Chaldean) Mysteries.
"The Kabbalists...held that...those who descend from [the Supreme Heaven] without fault of their own, by God's order, are gifted with a divine fire, which preserves them from the contagion of matter, and restores them to Heaven so soon as their mission is ended. Those who descend through their own fault, go from world to world, insensibly loosing their love of Divine things, and their self-contemplation; until they reach the [material world], falling by their own weight. This is a pure Platonism, clothed with the images and words peculiar to the Kabalists. It was the doctrine of the Essenes, who, says Porphyry, 'believe that souls descended from the most subtile ether, attracted to bodies by the seductions of matter.' It was in substance the doctrine of Origen; and it came from the Chaldaeans, who largely studied the theory of the Heavens, the spheres, and the influences of the signs and constellations." - 155:440-441
Having been imprisoned in matter, says Pike, the wandering soul longs to return to its former condition of divinity and incorporeity. In his instructions to Masonic initiates on the migration of souls, Pike appealed to 5th century Roman philosopher and writer, Ambrosius Macrobius, who was among the first to hold the idea of a spherical earth with northern and southern hemispheres divided by an equatorial ocean. Macrobius was a Neo-Platonist who blended Plato’s ideas with theosophy.
"As you learned in the 24th Degree, my Brother, the ancient Philosophers regarded the soul of man as having had its origin in Heaven. That was, Macrobius says, a settled opinion among them all; and they held it to be the only true wisdom, for the soul, while united with the body, to look ever toward its source, and strive to return to the place whence it came. Among the fixed stars it dwelt, until, seduced by the desire of animating a body, it descended to be imprisoned in matter. Thenceforward it has no other resource than recollection, and is ever attracted toward its birth-place and home. The means of return are to be sought for in itself. To re-ascend to its source, it must do and suffer in the body.
"Thus the Mysteries taught the great doctrine of the divine nature and longings after immortality of the soul, of the nobility of its origin, the grandeur of its destiny..." - 155:436
Yea, saith Albert Pike, the eternal abode of these incarnated souls is the Elysian Fields, located in the region of the fixed stars.
"Let us, in order to understand this old Thought, first follow the soul in its descent. The sphere or Heaven of the fixed stars was that Holy Region, and those Elysian Fields, that were the native domicile of souls, and the place to which they re-ascended, when they had recovered their primitive purity and simplicity." - 155:437
In Greek mythology, contrary to Pike, the Elysian Fields are the underworld - Hades - rather than Heaven. Andrew Collins writes in Gateway to Atlantis: The Search for the Lost Civilization that the Elysian Fields are down rather than up:
"...Proserpine, or Persephone...was the daughter of Jupiter (or Zeus) and Ceres, who was abducted into the underworld by the god Pluto (or Hades)... The importance of this familiar legend is that the underworld over which she ruled as queen was synonymous with the otherworldly realm known as Elysium or the Elysian Fields." - 637:102
Professor Henrique J. de Souza, President of the Brazilian Theosophical Society wrote in his article, 'Does Shangri-la Exist?,' that the hollow earth is the location of the paradise of pagan religions:
"Among all races of mankind, back to the dawn of time, there existed a tradition concerning the existence of a Sacred Land or Terrestrial Paradise, where the highest ideals of humanity were living realities. This concept is found in the most ancient writings and traditions of the peoples of Europe, Asia Minor, China, India, Egypt and the Americas. This Sacred Land, it is said, can be known only to persons who are worthy, pure and innocent, for which reason it constitutes the central theme of the dreams of childhood.
"The road that leads to this Blessed Land, this Invisible World, this Esoteric and Occult Domain, constitutes the central quest and master key of all mystery teachings and systems of initiation in the past, present and future. This magic key is the 'Open Sesame' that unlocks the door to a new and marvelous world. The old Rosicrucians designated it by the French word VITRIOL, which is a combination of the first letters of the sentence: `VISTA INTERIORA TERRAE RECTIFICANDO INYENES OMNIA LAPIDEM,' to indicate that 'in the interior of the earth is hidden the true MYSTERY 'The path that leads to this Hidden World is the Way of Initiation.
"In ancient Greece, in the Mysteries of Delphos and Eleusis, this Heavenly Land was referred to as Mount Olympus and the Elysian Fields. Also in the earliest Vedic times, it was called by various names, such as Ratnasanu (peak of the precious stone), Hermadri (mountain of gold) and Mount Meru (home of the gods and Olympus of the Hindus). Symbolically, the peak of this sacred mountain is in the sky, its middle portion on the earth and its base in the Subterranean World." - 325
To the Gnostic, death is not the permanent cessation of physical existence, but rather the descent of the pure divine spirit through progressive stages, called deaths, into the material realm, considered to be inherently evil. Prince of Freemasonry, Albert Pike continues:
From that luminous region the soul set forth, when it journeyed toward the body; a destination which it did not reach until it had undergone three degradations, designated by the name of Deaths; and until it had passed through the several spheres and elements. All souls remained in possession of Heaven and of happiness, so long as they were wise enough to avoid the contagion of the body, and to keep themselves from any contact with matter. But those who, from that lofty abode, where they were lapped in eternal light, have looked longingly toward the body, and toward that which we here below call life, but which is to the soul a real death; and who have conceived for it a secret desire,--those souls, victims of their concupiscence, are attracted by degrees toward the inferior regions of the world, by the mere weight of thought and of that terrestrial desire. The soul, perfectly incorporeal, does not at once invest itself with the gross envelope of the body, but little by little, by successive and insensible alterations, and in proportion as it removes further and further from the simple and perfect substance in which it dwelt at first. It first surrounds itself with a body composed of the substance of the stars; and afterward, as it descends through the several spheres, with ethereal matter more and more gross, thus by degrees descending to an earthly body; and its number of degradations or deaths being the same as that of the spheres which it traverses." - 155:437
In classical antiquity, the constellation Cancer and its counterpart Capricornus held the positions of the Sun at the solstices. When the fixed stars of Cancer marked the position of the Sun at the June solstice, this key station marked the gateway for the descent of souls into incarnation. Cancer was known as the 'Gate of Men' through which souls descended from heaven into human bodies. During the migration of souls, men’s spirits dwelt in the Milky Way, the seed-ground of the soul, between incarnations. It was also believed by the ancients that the souls of men, when released from corporeity, ascended back to heaven through the stars of Capricorn, known as the 'Gate of the Gods'. These two 'Gates' are located where the Zodiac and the Milky Way intersect. Because of the precession of the equinoxes—i.e., by reason of the earth’s wobble the North Pole moves backward one zodiacal sign every 2,000 years—the Gate of Cancer is now in Gemini and the Gate of Capricorn is now in Sagittarius; for the constellations that serve as 'Gates' must 'stand' upon the earth, meaning that they must rise heliacally at the solstices.
"The Galaxy, Macrobius says, crosses the Zodiac in two opposite points, Cancer and Capricorn, the tropical points in the sun's course, ordinarily called the Gates of the Sun. These two tropics, before his time [Aries], corresponded with those constellations, but in his day [Pisces] with Gemini and Sagittarius, in consequence of the precession of the equinoxes; but the signs of the Zodiac remained unchanged; and the Milky Way crossed at the signs Cancer and Capricorn, though not at those constellations.
"Through these gates souls were supposed to descend to earth and re-ascend to Heaven. One, Macrobius says, in his dream of Scipio, was styled the Gate of Men; and the other, the Gate of the Gods. Cancer was the former, because souls descended by it to the earth; and Capricorn the latter, because by it they re-ascended to their seats of immortality, and became Gods. From the Milky Way, according to Pythagoras, diverged the route to the dominions of Pluto. Until they left the Galaxy, they were not deemed to have commenced to descend toward the terrestrial bodies. From that they departed, and to that they returned. Until they reached the sign Cancer, they had not left it, and were still Gods. When they reached Leo, they commenced their apprenticeship for their future condition; and whey they were at Aquarius, the sign opposite Leo, they were furthest removed from human life...
"...the soul falls along the zodiac and the milky way to the lower spheres, and in its descent not only takes, in each sphere, a new envelope of the material composing the luminous bodies of the planets, but receives there the different faculties which it is to exercise while it inhabits the body..." - 155:437-8
According to Morals & Dogma, souls may only re-ascend with the aid of certain spirits called planetary genii or intelligences.
"In the ancient doctrine, certain Genii were charged with the duty of conducting souls to the bodies destined to receive them, and of withdrawing them from those bodies. According to Plutarch, these were the functions of Proserpine and Mercury. In Plato, a familiar Genius accompanies man at his birth, follows and watches him all his life, and at death conducts him to the tribunal of the Great Judge. These Genii are the media of communication between man and the Gods; and the soul is ever in their presence. This doctrine is taught in the oracles of Zoroaster: and these Genii were the Intelligences that resided in the planets.
"Thus the secret science and mysterious emblems of initiation were connected with the Heavens, the Spheres, and the Constellations: and this connection must be studied by whomsoever would understand the ancient mind..." - 155:441
Belief in the migration of souls was the motivation behind the mass suicide of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult in March of 1997. The occasion of this tragedy was the arrival of the Hale-Bopp Comet. The cult members were promised that a UFO would accompany the comet in order to deliver their departed spirits to Heaven:
"The UFO would bring them, just before the festival of Easter, Jesus' resurrection from death according to Christianity, to reincarnation on another planet. There, they would see Bonnie Nettles again, the movement's co-founder, who really had died of cancer. Those who doubted were referred to the Christian Bible, book Revelation, chapter 11. In his farewell message on video, Applewhite expressed his solidarity with the cults of David Koresh and the Order of the Solar Temple. They also had been willing to follow their ‘Shepherds', their leaders, into the hereafter." - 959
According to the Heaven's Gate website, the cult members were led to their deaths after 22 years of classroom conditioning by extraterrestrials posing as reincarnations of Jesus and His Father. The following excerpt from a "Statement by an E.T. Presently Incarnate" explains the descent and mission of extraterrestrials from the 'Kingdom of Heaven' to Earth in order to assist the cult members to re-ascend. First, the difficulties of incarnation were emphasized to glorify the task of the selfless extraterrestrials who left the kingdom of heaven to save the struggling earth creatures:
"In the early 1970's, two individuals (my task partner and myself) from the Evolutionary Level Above Human (the Kingdom of Heaven) incarnated into (moved into and took over) two human bodies that were in their forties. I moved into a male body, and my partner, who is an Older Member in the Level Above Human, took a female body. (We called these bodies 'vehicles,' for they simply served as physical vehicular tools for us to wear while on a task among humans. They had been tagged and set aside for our use since their birth.)
"We brought to Earth with us a crew of students whom we had worked with (nurtured) on Earth in previous missions. They were in varying stages of metamorphic transition from membership in the human kingdom to membership in the physical Evolutionary Level Above Human (what your history refers to as the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven)...
"We feel that while we were 'out of body' between arrival and incarnation, we were thoroughly briefed and were taken through an extensive preview of places and events that would assist our individual incarnation process of bringing our mind - our consciousness - into the vehicle (body) and overriding the mind of the human 'plant' (or container) that each of us was to use. This incarnation process is very difficult and cannot be done without the help of Older Members of the Evolutionary Level Above Human who have not only gone through the metamorphic transition to completion themselves, but who have also assisted others through this transition before (acting as 'midwives' for some in the shedding of their human-creature characteristics while preparing to be born as new creatures into the Next Evolutionary Kingdom)..." - 943
Having fallen for this monstrous fabrication, the hapless cult members were lured with the promise of a false rapture in the clouds, which were the mothership! However, certain perils would attend the 'disconnect' process, which could only be accomplished with E.T. assistance in a 'clinical procedure'. Hmmm....
"The final act of metamorphosis or separation from the human kingdom is the 'disconnect' or separation from the human physical container or body in order to be released from the human environment and enter the 'next' world or physical environment of the Next Level. This will be done under the supervision of Members of the Next Level in a clinical procedure. We will rendezvous in the 'clouds' (a giant mothership) for our briefing and journey to the Kingdom of the Literal Heavens...
"Where one can fall from progressing in the Next Level is to slip into believing that he can grow on his own. The only way an individual can grow in the Next Level is to learn to be dependent on his Older Member as that source of unlimited growth and knowledge. So, any younger member in good standing, forever remains totally dependent upon (and looks to) his Older Member for all things." - 943
Members of the Heaven's Gate cult were led to believe that a literal UFO would transport their individual souls to the clouds, which were a giant mothership that would convey them to a literal Kingdom of Heaven. Reports on the Heaven's Gate deaths portrayed the cult as a group of suicidal religious fanatics, whose aberrant beliefs were abnormal rather than mainstream occultism. The reader may be surprised to learn that the dualistic doctrine of Heaven's Gate cult — that matter is evil and to be escaped — is the secret doctrine of all pagan religions and occult societies. This false doctrine was behind the mass suicides of the Order of the Solar Temple — in Quebec on Dec. 23, 1995 and France on March 22, 1997, just days before the Heaven's Gate episode in California. Before that was Jonestown, Guyana in 1978.
Cult-sponsored suicide is no modern fad, however. In the Middle Ages, heretical movements such as the Cathars, of which the Albigenses were a sect, practiced suicide under the delusion that they would be reincarnated on other planets. In the occult, the extinction of the whole human race is desirable so that all souls may re-ascend to their former habitation in the heavens:
"The dualism of the Albigenses was also the basis of their moral teaching. Man, they taught, is a living contradiction. Hence, the liberation of the soul from its captivity in the body is the true end of our being. To attain this, suicide is commendable; it was customary among them in the form of endura (starvation). The extinction of bodily life on the largest scale consistent with human existence is also a perfect aim...
"...But the worst danger was that the triumph of the heretical principles meant the extinction of the human race. This annihilation was the direct consequence of the Catharist doctrine, that all intercourse between the sexes ought to be avoided and that suicide or the Endura, under certain circumstances, is not only lawful but commendable..." - 441:7
The Albigenses and Cathars are generally portrayed by Fundamental Baptists as Christian sects of the Middle Ages who were persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for their faithfulness to the Word of God. However, it is well-documented in sources outside of Fundamentalism that the Cathari, Albigenses, Bogomils and other medieval religious sects were Manichean dualists and zealously promulgated this ancient heresy throughout Europe. Any objective history or standard encyclopedia will testify of the Gnostic doctrines and practices of the Albigenses and Cathari. The Columbia Encyclopedia states:
"Officially known as heretics, they were actually Cathari, Provencal adherents of a doctrine similar to the Manichean dualistic system of material evil and spiritual good... They believed that Jesus only seemed to have a human body... The Albigenses were extremely ascetic, abstaining from the flesh in all forms, including milk and cheese. They comprised two classes, believers and the Perfect, the former much more numerous... The Perfect were those who had received the sacrament of consolamentum, a kind of laying on of hands. The Albigenses held their clergy in high regard. An occasional practice was suicide, preferably by starvation, for if this life is essentially evil, its end is to be hastened." - 124 ("Albigenses")
The etymology of the term Albigenses associates this cult with the Merovingian bloodline. In Realm of the Ring Lords, Laurence Gardner traces their genealogy to the subterranean, demonic origins of the Merovingian race:
"Traditionally, the Albi-gens (Elven bloodline) has been identified with water – a concept that can be traced back some five millennia to Tiâmat the Dragon Queen. Her Akkadian name actually means 'salt waters' and had its equivalent in the Hebrew 'tehôm' (or 'tehômot' in the plural), as used in Old Testament references to 'the deep'." - 964
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. - Rev. 13:1
The Nation of Islam also held to the Manichean doctrine of dualism under Under Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975), who taught that the white race was the personification of evil and an aberration, the human race having originally been black. Although the Heaven's Gate cult was not racist, other similarities to the Heaven's Gate cult are evident in the excerpt below, which reveals the esoteric meaning of the Mothership.
"The Honorable Elijah Muhammad inherited the leadership from Master Fard Muhammad who was, himself, believed to have succeeded Noble Drew Ali. All of these men held Masonic titles, i.e., noble, honorable and master. As masons, they'd taken vows of secrecy and could not reveal the deeper wisdom to the uninitiated. So they spoke in codes. So deep and multilayered were those codes that few, to this day, have a notion of what they were really teaching...
"Before UFOlogy became popular, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that a large spaceship had been built 'to destroy the white man's world.' He called this spaceship 'the Mother Plane.' He also referred to it as 'the Mother of Planes.'
"Often, when Mr. Muhammad was dropping a part of the secret wisdom, he'd let out a little chuckle before finishing a sentence. The Mother plane, he taught, was one-half mile by one-half mile in size. It stayed primarily in outer space but entered the Earth's atmosphere every six months 'to take on air.' The purpose of this Mother Plane was to 'destroy the white man's world.'
"In Nation of Islam esoteric symbolism, white, black, red and yellow 'people' were symbols of states of mind. Very few people in the Nation, however, knew that most of the doctrine was given metaphorically and symbolically. The rank-and -file membership considers the teachings to be 'actual facts.'...
Mother of Planes
"In speaking of the 'Mother of Planes,' Mr. Muhammad provided a clue that he was really speaking of planes of consciousness, not physical spacecrafts. In Qaballah wisdom the planes of consciousness were named Assiah, Yetzirah, Briyah and Atziluth. Assiah incorporated the physical plane and the lower part of the astral plane. The mentality focused upon that plane was called 'the Asiatic Black man."The astral plane is the 'mother of planes' because the astral plane becomes impregnated by all the consciousness seeds and eventually 'gives birth' to a physical event or object. In addition, spiritual development has to commence from the level of the astral or mother plane.
The astral plane was identified with the Virgin Isis, the Virgin Mary and other 'mother goddesses.'
"It is the consciousness plane that includes alpha states, trance states, dreaming states, daydreaming states, and emotionally charged states. The Mother Plane, then, represents the trance state of consciousness. By cultivating such altered states, all the peoples in the world participated in producing elements of the universal spiritual wisdom." (970)
In her book, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, Constance Cumbey wrote of the coded language used by leaders of the New Age Movement: "...in The Aquarian Conspiracy...Marilyn Ferguson had said that the 'conspirators' communicated by code words and signals..." (79:32) Albert Pike disclosed in Morals and Dogma that the Masonic initiate 'was taught the symbols of Freemasonry but was "intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine that he shall understand them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the princes of Masonry." (155:819)
The Order of the Solar Temple cultists fervently believed the UFO fiction. The Heaven's Gate website indicated that, although members of the cult were never informed that the Mothership was not a real UFO, they were at least prepared for that possibility. However, paranormal investigator, Richard Hosking stated: "The Heaven's Gate cult seized on a typical Internet story, this one about a 'mothership' companion to the Hale-Bopp comet and believed it, even after telescopes the group bought refused to reveal the mothership." - (971)
On the heels of the Heaven's Gate tragedy, 'Biblical astronomer' Robert Scott Wadsworth was promoting the Hale-Bopp Comet in the constellation of Argo as an astronomical event which last occurred during the Great Flood. Wadsworth was in fact promoting astrology, masked as astronomy, to predict future events relating to the Tribulation period.
"The Comet Hale-Bopp will again be visible in the northern hemisphere from late August through late October in the early morning hours before sunrise. It will be difficult at best to see the comet with the naked eye, but it will be visible through binoculars and telescopes. Though the comet will not be very bright at that time, it will be in an interesting position in the heavens. Hale-Bopp will be in the constellation Argo (Noah's Ark) from mid August to late December. Argo represents a place of refuge for God's people in a time of great trouble on Earth. Such was the case during the Great Flood (see the article 'The Great Flood' in the August, 1996 issue of Biblical Astronomy). This is particularly interesting since Hale-Bopp, as seen from Earth, comes from the constellation Pavo which represents Argos (Noah) the shipbuilder of Argo (see 'A Voice Crying in the Heavens', page 61), and was last seen in this part of the solar system ín the days of Noah'!
"...This upcoming Jewish year 5758 is spelled tav, shin, nun, chet. Nun, chet spells the name 'noah'. The year forms an acrostic for the 'season of Noah.' The year 5758 will begin this September according to the Hebrew Calendar (October according to the Jewish Talmudic Calendar). At either reckoning, Hale-Bopp will be in Noah's Ark at this time." (Robert Scott Wadsworth/July 1997) - 952
In these last days before Jesus Christ returns, many forms of divination such as astrology and occult numerology will be used to promote misleading interpretations of the Tribulation events and thereby facilitate wider acceptance of the false Christ. Cloaked with the Bible, these occult traditions are already being promoted to Christian audiences as 'Biblical astrology', 'Biblical astronomy', and 'Bible codes'. Labeling an occult practice as 'Biblical' does not change its nature or origin, which is pagan. Whatever the term used to promote divination, the Christian must look beyond the window dressing and examine the practice objectively. Scripture is very clear that the only safe ground for the Christian is strict adherence to that which God has plainly revealed in Scripture. To look for hidden codes, secret doctrines and esoteric interpretations is to open the door to Satanic influences:
There shall not be found among you any one that...useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. - Deut. 18:10,11
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. - Deut. 29:29
Sci-Fi video and board games are generating interest in astrology as a respectable science, and occultism as a trendy form of entertainment.. One board game called Gateway to the Stars promotes ascension to the Sirian Mothership Argo where the council that rules our galaxy resides : "Dramatically transforms all activities into the highest possible acceleration toward ascension…intergalactic portal in Auburn, CA… Connected to Shamballa…the Sirian Mothership Argo & the galactic council."
Question: Might this 'galactic council' be the august body in the heavens of which the Council of Nine in France is the earthly replica, i.e., the Antichrist, False Prophet, counterfeit Archangel Michael and 7 planetary angels?'
CANCER'S DECANS: MINOR CONSTELLATIONS
ARGO, URSA MAJOR & URSA MINOR
Also important in the Zodiac, besides the 12 major constellations, there are three minor constellations within each sign called 'decans'. The decans in Cancer—Ursa Minor, Ursa Major and Argo—will be crucial to our study of the astrological signs preparing the way of the Antichrist and False Prophet. Because of its thematic relevance to the mothership, we shall begin with the last decan in Cancer, the constellation of Argo, the Ship.
ARGO, THE SHIP
"The third and final decan of Cancer is Argo... Argo means 'The Ship'... Here, of course, is a picture of the famous and celebrated ship of the Argonauts of Greek mythology...which apparently has some sort of historical basis... Jason and a great band of heroes went out on a journey in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. It is a picture of Christ Jesus, the Captain of the well-fought fight, the Captain of the Argonauts' ship... To provide that lost innocence and righteousness, Christ has to go to the city of Colchis, and there in a garden He was hung upon a tree guarded by a serpent. Jason (Christ) alone was able to destroy the serpent and recover that righteousness, this Golden Fleece, which now had been transformed as having come from the sheep that was killed. It is a picture of Christ, the Lamb of God, who gave His life to provide a covering for man's lost righteousness." (Kennedy) - 872:114-115
"...Argo, The Ship, shows the travellers and the pilgrims brought safely home--all conflict over." (Bullinger) - 939 (Cancer)
Jason and the Argonauts was a Greek epic in which the Captain, Jason, and his fifty Argonauts sailed the good ship, Argo, in search of a Golden Fleece which was guarded by a fierce dragon. The Golden Fleece typifies the anticipated return of the Golden Age. The ship is a common motif in ancient and classical mythology. Fabricated versions of the Great Flood abound in pagan cultures which present alternative accounts of the pre-flood 'Atlanteans' who managed to escape God's judgment on mankind on a celestial boat. Isis is sometimes represented with a boat, known as the 'Ship of Isis'—a great celestial barque which she and Osiris sailed over the great flood. From the The Fixed Stars of the Zodiac we learned that "...an inscription VIRGINI PARITURÆ...was found at Chartres upon a black image of Isis... Along with the statue of Isis was a boat, which...was the symbol under which this Goddess was adored..." The 'ship of Isis' corresponds to the constellation Argo Navis in the southern hemisphere, which also was revered by the Hindus as Argha, for it preserved their Mother Goddess and /Husband/Child from the deluge:
"Argo Navis is a symbolic archetype of a great ship, which crosses the waters of the Deluge as in the Biblical tale of Noah's Arc. It lies entirely in the southern hemisphere, east of Canis Major, south of Monoceros and Hydra, largely in the Milky Way. It covers a great extent of the sky; nearly 75 degrees in length, teeming with masses of stars.... In ancient Egypt it was seen as the boat which carried Isis and Osiris over the deluge. And the Hindus said that it performed the same function for Isi and Iswara, they called it the ship Argha, which is similar to the Greek title." - 951
Robert Temple states in The Sirius Mystery that the constellation Argo represents not only Jason's ship, the Argo, and Noah's Ark, but it was the Argo that carried one Danaos and his fifty daughters from Egypt to Greece where Danaos became king of Argos. This sounds suspiciously like 'Danaus', the likely Danite who migrated with his daughters from Palestine to Sparta, a major city-state in Greece:
"Argo is the constellation representing both Jason's ship with its fifty Argonauts and Noah's ark. Jason's Argo 'carried Danaos with his fifty daughters from Egypt to Rhodes', as Allen puts it. He adds: 'The Egyptian story said that it was the ark that bore Isis and Osiris over the deluge; while the Hindus thought that it performed the same office for their equivalent Isis and Iswara.'...
"...we have previously encountered this Egyptian idea of the celestial boats in which their gods sailed through the waters of the heavens. The three Sirius-goddesses: Sothis, Anukis, and Satis, were all in the same boat. So it is interesting to see that Argo was a boat connected with Isis and Osiris, for a concept which seem to be peculiarly stubborn in attaching itself to Argo is the number fifty... we are told that there were fifty daughters of Dauaus transported from Egypt on the Argo!..." - 942:66-7
The Argo is no ordinary boat, but a magical barque of the gods. Argo was created by the Greek goddess Athena, the Isis of Athens, as an oracular 'self-impelled' ship that guides and conveys its rowers to their appointed destination.
"...an illustration of 'the rower' in the celestial barque...from concepts such as the idea of a rower and his oar developed...in the Argo myth...: 'in the place where Re (the Sun) sails with rowing. I am the keeper of the halyard in the boat of the god; I am the oarsman who does not weary in the barque of Re.' ...when a Pharaoh died he became a celestial rower. It should be obvious, then, how the concept of 'fifty rowers' by fifty positions, or oars, came to be important as symbols. It harks back to this Egyptian motif...
"'Athena when the Argo was built took a timber from the oak tree of Dodona (the oracular centre of Zeus) and fitted it to the keel. This had the result that the Argo could itself speak and guide or warn the Argonauts at critical moments, as it actually is represented as doing in our extant epics on the subject... Parke then emphasizes most strongly that it is the timber itself that acts as a guide. It is self-sufficient and not merely an oracular medium. Thus we see that the Argo had a unique capacity for 'self-impelled motion' which was built into it by Athena (whom Plutarch identifies with Isis)... 942:68-72
It turns out that that the fifty oarsmen on the good ship Argo were the Anunnaki, i.e., the Nephilim which descended on Mount Hermon to marry the daughters of men, per Genesis 6. The Anunnaki were the gods who ruled over Atlantis, and their demonized offspring were the pre-flood civilization which God judged for its wickedness. Like a good occultist, Robert Temple proceeds to rewrite the Biblical account of Noah and the Great Flood based on the ancient Babylonian legend of Gilgamesh. The quest of Jason and the Argonauts for the golden fleece, a symbol of immortality, is based on Gilgamesh and the Land of the Living:
"In Sumerian, the word an means 'heaven' and Anu is the god of heaven... Osiris is sometimes known as An...
"...the Anunnaki...were the sons of An (An means 'heaven'), also known as Anu the great god. These Anunnaki were fifty in number and were called 'the fifty great gods'... In an early Sumerian fragment of the material concerning the epic hero Gilgamesh, entitled 'Gilgamesh and the Land of the Living,' we find an antecedent to the tradition of the Argonauts of the Greeks... In the story from this fragment, the hero, Gilgamesh, wishes to go to the 'land of the living', which is described as being in the charge of the sun god Utu. In the story of Jason and the Argonauts, the hero, Jason, wishes to search for the golden fleece, which is known to be a solar symbol." - 942:82-89
In pagan renditions of the Great Flood, the Anunnaki Argonauts escape the judgment of God by simply sailing through the cosmic sea in their magical ships. The celestial barques in which they are preserved are symbolic of the Mother Goddess who gives them birth. Having fought the dragon, they sow the dragons teeth in the earth, which spring up into people. When the cosmic battle is over, the Argonauts/Anunnaki, endowed with superhuman strength and immortality, repopulate the world with a race of demi-gods:
"In the Sumerian fragment... 'The hero, his teeth are the teeth of a dragon.' In the Jason story, the hero, Jason, sows the dragon's teeth!. (So does Cadmus in another Greek tale...)
"In the Jason story, Jason is accompanied on his quest by the fifty Argonauts. In the Sumerian fragment, Gilgamesh is accompanied by fifty companions also!... So we see that in the two Greek myths and also in the Sumerian fragment, the dragon's teeth go to the ground and a fight ensues where the hero has acquired superhuman strength...
"...So Jason and the Argonauts, fifty in number, all shared a kind of shadowy anonymity somewhat reminiscent of the fifty Anunnaki of Sumer... — a group of fifty related oarsmen in a celestial boat...
"For the ark of Noah is a concept which is identical with that of the ark of Deukalion [the Greek Noah], and both are magical ships in which sit 'those who come out of the womb', in the sense that they repopulate the world after the deluge. And both arks, but particularly that of Deukalion, are concepts related to the Argo...
"...the Argonaut motif of fifty heroes in a boat on a heroic quest exists in Sumer and forms a complement to the 'fifty great gods'. For if the Magan-boat's fifty heroes are seated, as the Anunnaki usually are, and are 'those who come forth out of the womb', and thus children, so to speak of Nintu, 'the goddess who gives birth', then they may be directly equated with the Anunnaki. For the Anunnaki, as the children of An, would also be the children of An's ancient consort Ki or Nintu. In other words, the fifty heroes are heroic counterparts of the celestial Anunnaki. The corollary of this is, that the fact that there are fifty Anunnaki is not so likely to be a coincidence as might have been thought. This brings out all the more the immense significance of the number fifty." - 942:82-89
It appears that fifty Anunnaki wanted to marry the fifty daughters of Danaus in order to murder them; however, Danaus fled to Greece with his daughters where they sat on fifty shining thrones in the city of Argos, of which their father had become king, and whose right to the throne was defended by a wolf, which Danaus asserts, is Apollo in disguise. Now Apollo is none other than Apollyon, the king of the Abyss:
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. - Rev. 9:11
"It is interesting in the light of our knowledge of Danaus having fifty daughters to read the opening of Pindar's tenth Nemean Ode which is written largely about the city of Argos (a name related to Argo just as was the name Argus of the Argo's builder and as was the word 'ark'):
The city of Danaos
And his fifty daughters on shining thrones,
Sing of it, Graces,
Of Argos, home of Hera, fit for the gods.
"Perseus and Danae also have a connection with Argos. And as for the Graces here mentioned,...are often associated with Hermes and called 'the Graces of Hermes'...
"What is so especially significant about this passage of Pindar's is the expression 'and his fifty daughters on shining thrones'. It will be remembered that the throne is the hieroglyph for Ast or Isis identified with Sirius, that the fifty Anunnaki of Sumer were on thrones, etc...
"Danaos learns that his [twin] brother [Aegyptos] wishes to marry his fifty sons to Danaos's fifty daughters with the aim of killing the fifty daughters after marrying them. So Danaos and his daughters all take flight to Rhodes and then to Greece where they land and Danaos announces that he is divinely chosen to become the King of Argos...
"The way in which Danaos became King of Argos was that a wolf came down from the hills and killed the lead bull and the Argives accepted the omen. 'Danaos, convinced that the wolf had been Apollo in disguise, dedicated the famous shrine to wolfish Apollo at Argos, and became so powerful a ruler that all of the Pelasgians of Greece called themselves Danaans."- 942:165-167
In ancient mythology, consistency of the facts presented is subordinate to the occult concepts and prinicples contained therein, which are the whole message. And so, some accounts of the Danaus myth have fifty daughters and others have fifty sons. Some say Danaus' brother had the fifty sons. No matter. The important thing is the message, in this case, that the offspring of Danaus brought the Egyptian mysteries to Greece on the Argo.
"He also built the citadel of Argos, and his daughters brought the Mysteries of Demeter, called Thesmophoria, from Egypt and taught these to the Pelasgian women...
"...what was really meant to be significant aobut Danaos's progeny was not their sex but their number of fifty. And from Pindar we see that they were on fifty thrones. The fact that Aegyptos of Egypt had fifty sons as well and that Danaos's daughters...taught the Egyptian mysteries to the Greeks all indicates that what transpired was a transplanting from Egypt to Greece of the all-important tradition to be common to both countries from then on--the fifty linked with the Dog Star Sirius and as celestial thrones. In other words, the mystery of the orbit of Sirius B around Sirius A in its fifty celestial steps." - 942:167
Robert Temple's book, The Sirius Mystery, maintains that the Dog Star, Sirius, was the location of intelligent beings who visited earth in ages past and taught mankind the body of sacred alchemical traditions that have been preserved in the Egyptian mysteries. Temple contends that a cryptic allusion to the Dog Star, Sirius, was incorporated into the Argo myth. In the Sirian tradition, a wolf is sometimes substituted for a dog, and when Apollo appeared to terrorize the inhabitants of Argo he did so in the form of a wolf. The chief characteristic of werewolves is shape-shifting, the ability to change from human form into a wolf and back again. Not surprisingly, it was from Arcadia in Greece that the werewolf cult arose:
"The way in which Danaos became King of Argos was that a wolf came down from the hills and killed the lead bull and the Argives accepted the omen. 'Danaos, convinced that the wolf had been Apollo in disguise, dedicated the famous shrine to wolfish Apollo at Argos, and became so powerful a ruler that all of the Pelasgians of Greece called themselves Danaans... The element of the wolf, sometimes substituted for a dog in the Sirius tradition of the Dog Star, is important. It is an obvious European substitute for the non-existent jackal of Anubis. It was from this changing of the jackal into the wolf through adaptation to the European clime that those peculiar wolf traditions arose in Arcadia which developed in pre-classical times into the werewolf concepts. Human blood-sucking vampires,...and lycanthropy of werewolves all luxuriated in the wilds of Arcady among the Pelasgian survivors in pre-classical Greece after the Dorian invasion... What is a werewolf? It is a man's body with a wolf's head.... And the temples of Wolfish (or Lycian) Apollo, were not altogether rare in Greece. Aristotle's famous school of Athens, the Lyceum, was in the grounds of the Lycian Apollo's temple just outside the Athens Gate of Diochares..." - 942:167
Lest the reader think that lycanthropy exists only in the movies, we mention here two well-known vampires that are frequent speakers for conferences of the American Family Foundation and Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR): Massimo Introvigne of CESNUR (Center for the Study of New Religions) and J. Gordon Melton who is president of the American chapter of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, a *vampire* association! These modern day vampires also work with Paul Weyrich and Morton Blackwell of the Council for National Policy in their various capacities at the fascist organization, Tradition, Family and Property (TFP).
See: Photos of J. Gordon Melton and Massimo Introvigne in *Vampire Attire*
Also, “The eminent leaders of the American New Right, Paul Weyrich and Morton Blackwell together with the president of the USA T.F.P., John Spann”.
Tradition, Family and Property is a neo-fascist cult which maintains a paramilitary structure of warrior-monks in Brazil. The founder, Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, speaks of the monks' 'sacred slavery to the Virgin.' We detect an affiliation with the Knights Templar, who were devoted to the Black Virgin and also dedicated to reviving the Holy Roman Empire.
"T.F.P., which recently underwent a split, is one of the most extreme movements ever to have arisen in Latin America. Its founder presented himself as 'the preeminent philosopher' of such a doctrine and the author of '15 books and over 2,500 in-depth essays and articles'. In his militant essays, which range from In Defence of Catholic Action and Revolution and Counter-Revolution to The Church in the Communist State: an Impossible Coexistence, he openly calls for setting up a world-wide 'Christian' regime based on Medieval hierarchy and repression.
"The sacred slavery to the Virgin [...] This consecration is of an admirably radical nature. It includes not only the material belongings of man, but also the merits of his good deeds, his life, his body and his soul. It has no limits, since the slave, by definition, owns nothing. In exchange for this consecration, the Virgin works inside her slave in a marvellous fashion, setting up an ineffable union with him." (Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, La devozione mariana e l'apostolato contro-rivoluzionario, in Cristianità, the official magazine of Alleanza Cattolica, Nov.- Dec. 1995, p. 15.) - 366
The subject of modern-day werewolves in sheep's clothing will be resumed in the next section on the False Prophet in Cancer. For now, we shall consider the issue of lycanthropy as it originated in Arcadia in ancient Greece. In "The History of the Werewolf," we learn that Apollo was a protector of the wolves who were sacred to the god, Hermes. Apollo also happens to be the twin brother of Artemis, aka Diana, the lesbian goddess worshipped by the Prieuré de Sion and its antecedents!
"To start with the classical references: Apart from the famous legend of Romulus and Remus, saved and fed by a friendly she-wolf, there are many other mythological and religious tales from this area of Europe: Apollo, the famous Greek God of Light, Medicine and Music, was born, together with his twin Arthemis, from Zeus and Latona, a woman turned into a she-wolf to be disguised and so protected from the wrath of Era, Zeus’ official wife (and sister). For this reason Apollo was always looked upon as a protector, both from and of the wolves: they were not to be killed if not absolutely necessary.
"Then there is the legend of Licao (Greek and almost Italian for hunting dog), the very first renowned werewolf: this man was the king of Arcadia and he knew that, disguised among the wanderers he hosted, Zeus himself was hiding. So he decided to discover which one was Zeus: he killed his youngest son, Arcade, and prepared a meal with his flesh: only a God would know the taste of human flesh and from this he could tell who the unfortunate meal was. The hungry wanderers wolfed down their meal, but Zeus was so angry for the useless murder that he instantly turned the king himself into a wolf.
"Then another Greek peculiarity was the great number of white and albino wolves: they were found especially around Hermes’ temples, so they were considered sacred to this God, protector of the wandering shepherds and of the cattle, and should never be harmed. Greeks had an excellent relation with wolves, since the population was very scarce and mainly concentrated around the coasts and did not often interfered with wolfish affairs." - 965
According to the Anchor Bible Dictionary, the name Apollo in Greek is Apollon and is often associated with Apollyon.
"APOLLYON. The Greek name, meaning 'Destroyer,' given in Revelation 9:11 for 'the angel of the bottomless pit' (in Hebrew called Abaddon), also identified as the king of the demonic 'locusts' described in Revelation 9:3-10... In one manuscript, instead of Apollyon the text reads 'Apollo,' the Greek god of death and pestilence as well as of the sun, music, poetry, crops and herds, and medicine. Apollyon is no doubt the correct reading. But the name Apollo (Gk Apollon) was often linked in ancient Greek writings with the verb apollymi or apollyo, 'destroy.' From this time of Grotius, 'Apollyon' has often been taken here to be a play on the name Apollo. The locust was an emblem of this god, who poisoned his victims, and the name 'Apollyon' may be used allusively in Revelation to attack the pagan god and so indirectly the Roman emperor Domitian, who liked to be regarded as Apollo incarnate."
Apollo, one of the most important Greek deities, is therefore identical with Apollyon, who is described in Revelation 9 as the king of the locusts which rose from the smoke of the bottomless pit at the sounding of the fifth trumpet:
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.--Rev 9:11
Apollo derived his name from the sun-god, 'Abal', who derived his name from the apple. From 'Abal' is also derived the name of Avalon, home of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.
"Mr. Lewis Spence, The Minor Traditions of British Mythology, tells us that the common apple tree reached Greece from the North. It was adopted by the Greek sun-god as especially sacred to him, and from the Celtic word 'Abal' an apple, the god derived his name Apollo. Avalon, Avallach and Avalloch are Celtic variations of the same word... [Rhys, Arthurian Legend]" - 894
The apple is traditionally, although not Scripturally, the forbidden fruit which the serpent gave Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Ancient and classical mythology, as well as the Arthurian legend, are replete with symbolic apples. In The White Goddess, Robert Graves states: ''The connection of the apple tree with immortality is both ancient and widespread'. Immortality is precisely the esoteric significance of the Golden Fleece, which is really a Golden Apple. In The Twelve Labours of Hercules, the god of Atlantis with whom Jason is identified, the eleventh labor was to fetch the golden apples which belonged to Zeus, king of the gods. These apples were guarded by......a fierce dragon!
"The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts and their search for the Golden Fleece is one of many legends concerning a heroic quest for a golden apple. The Greek word for sheep - 'melon'- can also mean apple. 'The 'Golden Fleece' can be translated as 'The Golden Apple.' The adventures of Jason in Colchis are almost identical with that of Hercules in the Hesperides and also with that of Siegfried. All three fight a serpent dragon. The prize a golden treasure." - 894
We are close to detecting the esoteric meaning of Jason and the Argonauts who sailed the good ship Argo, as well as the occult significance of the minor constellation (decan) of Argo. In the occult, we have already established that good is evil and vice versa. Colin Wilson provides some useful insights as to heroes in the Bible from an occult point of view. First, the occultist would say that the serpent was just trying to help Adam and Eve escape from their prison of matter. Following this fiasco, Cain, who was the seed of that wicked one, and others who have been misunderstood were only trying to save the human race:
"One sect of Gnostics, called the Ophites (from the Greek ophis, serpent) believed that the snake in the Garden of Eden was an agent of divine goodness who gave man forbidden knowledge so that he could set out on the long road to saving his soul. The chief characteristic of the Gnostic doctrine is its tendency to make heroes of the villains of the Old Testament--Cain, Esau and so on. The Gnostics disliked Judaism, with its narrow, bigoted values even more than they disliked the degenerate religions of Greece and Rome.
"Man, then, finds himself in a prison, but because of the help of the wise serpent..., he has a chance of escape through knowledge. (Gnosis equals knowledge.) Man's true home is the Divine Light... By the use of this will and intellect, he will eventually achieve freedom..." - 454:203
Actor, writer and producer Tim Robbins succinctly stated the goal of the New Age Movement:
"Our purpose is to consciously, deliberately evolve toward a wiser, more liberated and luminous state of being; to return to Eden, make friends with the snake and set up our computers among the wild apple trees." - 449
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for
And she's buying a stairway to heaven...
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
- Robert Plant, "Stairway to Heaven"
At a deeper level, Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and Hercules' search for the Golden Apples are alchemical quests for immortality. Gold being the alchemical symbol of divinity and immortality, chemical experiments have been conducted attempting to transmute base metal into gold. However the real motive behind these laboratory experiments has been to yield information of a spiritual nature that will enable mankind to transcend his material condition. These amateur deities are determined to recover the alchemical sciences which were known to ancient mankind, but lost in the Deluge:
"Alchemy , or 'Al-Kemi', is said to be derived from Arabic or Egyptian meaning either 'divine chemistry' or possibly 'black earth' referring to the silt deposits from the annual flooding of the Nile river. However, regardless of where the word ‘alchemy' began, it has come to mean a very special form of spiritual development.
"From Plato's Greece to the European Renaissance, ancient Egypt was held to be the land, if not the origin, of all things mystical. The Egyptian god Thoth, called Hermes by the Greeks, was said to be the father of all magical arts and sciences, with numerous books on the laws governing creation being attributed to him. These books became the basis of most Western occult teachings, and are known as “The Hermetic Corpus or the “Body of Hermes , and refers to the total collection of works attributed to the ‘scribe of the gods'. The teachings and practice contained in these writings are called “Hermeticism , and in the Renaissance came to include aspects of Jewish mysticism (kabbalah), alchemy, the use of ritual, and communication with super-celestial beings, or angels.
"For the magician, or even the alchemist, the universe is perceived as a reflection of the imagination of the Godhead. Its laws are consistent and logical, and if we are created in the image of the Creator, then we can also create as the Creator has - through the power of imagination. Intense imagination creates a stress on the ‘fabric' of the universe, drawing to it magnetic power, thus bringing our images to fruition.
"The fundamental ideas of Renaissance magic and alchemy are also found in Eastern yoga, and are the basis for the New Age movement, as well as hypno-therapy, guided visualizations for mental health or cancer treatment, affirmations and an assortment of other psycho-spiritual practices." - 968
The great work of alchemy is the transmutation of the physical body into a body of light. The medium for this transformation is believed to be a type of gold which alchemists call the 'nectar of the gods,' 'Star Fire,' and other terms suggesting occult enlightenment. According to Laurence Gardner, "There are, in fact, two contrasting forms of physical gold - the straightforward metal as we know it, and a much higher (or 'highward') state of gold. The latter is gold in a different dimension of perceived matter, the white powder of gold, the 'hidden manna' whose secret was known only by the Master Craftsmen...""
Alchemical gold was the Golden Fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts as well as the Golden Apples secured by Hercules. Laurence Gardner wrote in Genesis of the Grail Kings that the succession of Grail kings, from Cain onward, derived their divine powers from the ingestion of alchemical gold.
"...the alchemical and scientific process...facilitates the genesis of the Grail Kings. This line of succession from Cain, through Egypt to King David and onward to Jesus, was purpose-bred to be the earthly Purveyors of the Light. They were the true Sons of the Gods, who were fed firstly on Anunnaki Star Fire from about 3800 BC and, subsequently, on 'high-spin' metal supplements from about 2000 BC. In short, they were bred to be leaders of humankind, and they were both mentally and physically maintained in the 'highward' state: the ultimate dimension of the missing 44 per cent -- the dimension of the Orbit of Light, or the Plane of Sharon." - 742
The Plane of Sharon is regarded by alchemists as the plane of light or enlightenment, where the mind and spirit are not imprisoned by matter.
"Gold is the most noble of metals and was always representative of Truth. Through the regular use of Anunnaki Star Fire (the Gold of the Gods) the recipients had been moved into realms of heightened awareness and consciousness because of its inherent melatonin and serotonin.
"This was the realm of advanced enlightenment which was called the Plane of Sharon (a style later corrupted and misapplied to the coastal Plain of Sharon in Israel), and the Star Fire gold was deemed to be the ultimate route to the Light. Hence, the heavy, mundane person (lead) could be elevated to a heightened state of awareness (perceived as gold), and this was the root of all alchemical lore thereafter." - 741
Alchemists believe that the ingestion of white powdered gold alters the DNA in such as way as to release the body from matter. David Hudson is a popular Merovingian and alchemist who advises that ingesting the white powder for nine months, following a forty day fast, would transform a person into a light being. Following the trail of the current alchemical gold fever leads back in time to the Society of Ormus, the antecedent of the Prieuré de Sion. 'Ormus' means light, or enlightenment, which is the alchemical gold.
"Gold has long been called the metal of wisdom by the Illuminati...[who] are well aware of the alchemical quest to create the correct type of gold which will bring enlightenment to the world... David Hudson...of the deGuise lineage...patented white [powdered] gold [which he] named...Ormus [or Ormes], which is the occult name for the Prieuré de Sion... David Hudson has given mankind the most important secret that has captivated the best minds of the occult world for centuries, the Quest for the Philosopher's Stone." 49:321
Following the money trail, control of the world's gold leads to the Rothschild bloodline:
"To this day, N.M. Rothschild & Sons of London still lists as its primary business the selling and buying of treasuries and gold bullion. N.M. Rothschild helps fix the price of gold in London each day through the LBMA. A recent London Times articles explained that the gold price fix ceremony where five men (including a Rothschild) talk on their phones for 10 minutes, then lower tiny Union Jacks sitting on their desks, thereby fixing London's gold price each day. This ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., like clockwork, the same way, in the same place, and with mostly the same firms participating since the first gold fixing was enacted at Rothschild in St. Swithin's Lane on Friday Sept. 12, 1919. The company's name is also associated with many gold mining companies (e.g. Trillion Resources Ltd. and other Canadian mining companies)." - 645
According to Georg Agricola's De natura fossillium (On the Nature of Fossils, 1546), the ancient Greek and Roman authors viewed the ingestion of gold as an elixir of youth: "Metallic gold is used by the alchemists to prepare a liquid that they affirm will restore youth when drunk.'." - 649
One of the recent signs and lying wonders of the Charismatic movement has been the gold dust manifestations. Like the snake oil salesman of yore, false prophets and prophetesses promote sprinklings of white powdered gold in their meetings as a sign of the Holy Spirit. What has been the fruit of the Charismatic gold fever? Gwen Shaw, president of the End-Time Handmaidens and Servants, puts the typical spin on the fatal effects of gold dust:
The Revival of Joy...'The Toronto Blessing'...was followed by 'The Pensacola Revival' which brought into the lives of the Assembly of God young people. That was followed by the manifestation of Gold Dust which was seen by many of us in the End-Time Handmaidens and Servants Convention when Rev. Robert Shattles preached to us. But God took both him and Ruth Heflin (who also had the manifestation of the Gold Dust) Home to Glory. The last I heard, Silvania Machado, from Brazil still has this manifestation when she preaches. This last manifestation was one that never was very wide-spread. It was not a revival, rather it was a sign and wonder." - 648:21-2
This next testimony states that, as the gold dust 'fell from heaven', gullible Charismatics were told to lick it off the floor! Claims that people were healed of cancer soon turned into reports of the gold dust eaters contracting cancer.
"They are claiming that people are being healed of cancers by placing the gold dust on them. People are eating the stuff right off the floor. One local evangelist rented a limo and took a bunch of pastors to the gold mine...
"I guess you know that Ruth Heflin died on Sept. 23, 2000. Died of CANCER. The Lord told me that there was CANCER in the gold dust.
"When this thing first started, I have it on tape that there is CANCER in this deception. We had several ministers here that went and had heart attacks immediately...
"MARCH 2001 issue of CHARISMA magazine reported that Bob Shattles has liver CANCER.
"July 18, 2001 - I got an email that said Bob Shattles died this day." - 747
Perhaps the Golden Fleece is an esoteric reference to fleecing the sheep! The signature of the astrological sign of Cancer seems to be the disease with that very name:
"Astrologers associate with Cancer pregnancy, imprisonment, baptism and rebirth, the awakening of consciousness, and a tendency to prefer seclusion. Hippocrates...for reasons which he did not make explicit (but perhaps in reference to a demon of disease popularly believed to take on animal form), used the word for 'crab' to designate tumors, and this is the source our word 'cancer'." - 100:78-9
Medieval alchemists also died from ingesting the elixirs of youth which they manufactured in their laboratories. According to a 'master alchemist': "Alchemists did not just die from inhaling mercury fumes, or from lead poisoning. They also died from taking the actual Elixirs and the Stone itself ... because they were not sufficiently prepared." - 969
Alchemists generally agree that the epic poem, Jason and the Argonauts, conceals an esoteric formula for the great work of transformation. One famous alchemist who was Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion from 1691 until his death in 1727, wrote an alchemical interpretation of Jason's quest. Note the parallels with the gospel of salvation through sacrificing a ram instead of a Lamb:
"Sir Isaac Newton's Clavis [Formula]...entails the chief substances symbolized in the Jason myth.
"According to the myth, Chrysomellos, the winged ram sent by beneficent Olympian deities rescues a child from the homicidal plot of his stepmother, carrying him safely to the eastern shores of the Black sea. Here the miraculous ram becomes a sacrifice, its fleece hung upon an oak tree in a grove sacred to Ares and guarded by a dragon. The scenario refers metaphorically to the descent of the Divine from above the highest sepheroth, Kether, down the Kabbalistic tree of life to the lowest sepheroth, Malkuth, Earth in the presence of the element Antimony, who's vital spirit, philosophic mercury, remains still in tact. Matter has become the prison of spirit. Insightful wisdom and artful alchemical manipulation may release it...
"In a major episode exactly reminiscent of Cadmus, Jason must sow serpents teeth into a field. From these seeds spring an army of ghost warriors who fight each other to death. The seed of gold, the serpent teeth are extracted from the layer of scoria above the purified antimony, the mercurial serpent, using sal ammoniac, ammonium chloride in the procedure of sublimation. This seed after purification is then sewn into meticulously prepared philosophical mercury. This metallic mixture then sealed hermetically in a flask undergoes a long gradually heated fermentation. Color changes clearly mark the major stages of this incubation along with the emergence and dissolution from the molten mass of many strange forms described metaphorically in the Jason myth as a battle of ghost warriors. Newton and other adept authors describe these forms as fast growing metallic trees. An anonymous contemporary operator recently perceived these forms as rapidly sprouting heads of cauliflower that soon dissolved back into the putrefying chaos contained in his hermetic flask." - 967
Eastern yoga techniques release the kundalini fire leading to rapid liberation from the physical realm; the material body becomes pure light and the adept can materialize and discarnate at will. A contemporary yogin (guru) here describes the ascent of the kundalini serpent to produce the ethereal body: According to this authority, the myth of Jason and the Argonauts is an alchemical formula for achieving the necessary trance state:
"J. Nigro Sansonese, a contemporary yogin as well as professor of math and physics delivers a brilliantly argued thesis in his recent The Body of Myth. Expanding the tradition of C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell he explicates the anatomic, physiologic and neurologic basis of the great world myths. Such myths trek out the physical geography of man's body as the spiritual current moves up the spinal ladder of ascending attention to culminate in the ecstatic rapture of gnosis.
"According to Sansonese myths reveal in esoteric language the stages of bodily transformation leading to contemplative trance. He includes an entire chapter on Jason and the Argonauts. Jason's ship, the argo refers to the cranium. The fifty argonauts represent the five senses withdrawn from fragmented external experience yet focused on the inward journey into trance. Two of these argonauts, the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux are esoteric descriptions of alternate nostril breathing.
"The rowing contest between Jason and Hercules constitutes a further example of alternate nostril breathing just previous to the experience of trance symbolized as the heroes collapse from exhaustion into unconsciousness. The author speaks from his own experience of meditative absorption when he describes minutely perceptible changes in the sutures and sinuses of the skull during breathing which correlate to elements of the stages in the argonauts' journey." - 967
For those who are willing to admit the alchemist has no clothes, esoteric ramblings such as the above seem more like the products of deranged minds than rational men. In his delusional state, the alchemist babbles nonsense, but is accounted exceptionally gifted. Isaac Newton was a brilliant man in the world's estimation, yet he suffered from insomnia, severe depression and experienced at least two nervous breakdowns during his discontented lifetime. In1692 Newton admitted to have "lost his reason." Occultists often flaunt their superior intellects, imagining themselves to be divinely inspired, but they should soberly consider the source of their inspiration. Those who plumb the depths of Satan ought to expect that Apollyon, the god of destruction, will establish a stronghold in their minds and eventually destroy their sanity. We should pity the poor occultists. Trying to play God, they become fools.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. - Rom. 1:22-23
ANTICHRIST IN CANCER
VIRGO: THE DIVINE ANDROGYNE
LIBRA: EQUALITY & FRATERNITY
SCORPIO: THE SERPENT HOLDER
SAGITTARIUS: GATE OF THE GODS
CAPRICORN: THE SEA BEAST
TAURUS: ORION, THE STARGATE
CANCER: HEAVEN'S GATE
LEO: THE LION KING
"Julius Schiller said that the whole [sign of Cancer] represented St John the Evangelist."- 927:109
Cain means 'king' so it is the kingly line which descends from Cain.
Bees and bears like honey (nectar of the gods)
In an Egyptian treatise, 'The Virgin of the World', Isis informed her curious son, Horus, of the origin of their descent to earth: "...God the Monarch, the universal Orderer and Architect, sent for a little while thy mighty sire, Osiris, and the mightiest goddess Isis, that they might help the world, for all things needed them... And having done all this...Osiris and myself perceiving that the world was (now) quite full, were thereupon demanded back by those who dwell in Heaven...' (942:82)