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26.4.11

Mithras and the Lamb

The image may be a relief, or free-standing, and side details may be present or omitted. The centre-piece is Mithras clothed in Anatolian costume and wearing a Phrygian cap; who is kneeling on the exhausted [20] bull, holding it by the nostrils [20] with his left hand, and stabbing it with his right. As he does so, he looks over his shoulder towards the figure of Sol. A dog and a snake reach up towards the blood. A scorpion seizes the bull's genitals. The two torch-bearers are on either side, dressed like Mithras, Cautes with his torch pointing up and Cautopates with his torch pointing down.[21][22]Sometimes Cautes and Cautopates carry shepherds' crooks instead of torches.
He had a miraculous birth.  He had twelve followers and was co-ruler of the Cosmos with God.  He died and was resurrected.  His cult began over 2,000 years ago.  His followers met in secret underground caverns and celebrated with ritual meals.  The followers were also persecuted by Caesar in public displays of horrific cruelty.

His name was Mithras.

Just about everything about Mithras matches the christian legends.  There are a few minor differeces.  Mithras conquered the Bull, while Jesus conquered the Lamb.  Mithras drew water from a rock, while Jesus turned it into wine.  But, the outlines are there, just the colors change.

Few people think about the symbolism involved in the story of Jesus, nor are they familiar with why things are they way they are.  Those of us of an age all sang the words, "This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius," but almost no one knew what they were saying.

Jesus and the Apostles represent the 12 signs of the zodiac, while Jesus himself is Ophuicus, who sits about and watches over the others.  That magical number 13.  The images of serpents are representations of the constellation Draco (the dragon).  Bulls, rams and fish all have specific meanings.

But, I get ahead of myself.  First, let's talk a little science.

If you spin a top and place it on the ground, within a few seconds it will start to wobble, so that the stem draws a circle at both ends.  In the same way, the Earth wobbles around on its axis.  It's called precession.  To complete one cycle takes about 26,000 years, which is called a Platonic year.  The current pole star, Polaris, is only temporary.  There are five of them: Polaris, al Deramin, Deneb, Vega, and alpha Draconis.

As the Earth precesses, the Spring Equinox (in the northern hemisphere) aligns with the Sun so that over time, the Sun appears to enter different signs of the zodiac.  About 7,000 years ago, it was in Taurus the Bull, then Aries the Ram, and now it's in Pisces the Fish.  Next stop, in about 400 years will be Aquarius the Water Bearer.  Each sign corresponds to an Age (e.g.- Taurus, Aries, Pisces, and Aquarius), and each Age has certain characteristics, or 'flavors,' which belong to each sign.  Pisces is said to mark the dominance of art and religion, and it's hard to argue with that.

At the end of each Age is a time called the Messianic era, in which a special king is born, who brings with him the new rituals and signs that mark the new Age.  For Pisces, it is all things water: baptism, ritual washing, water miracles, etc.  The king must also vanquish the old Age in order to start the new one.  The problems come from those who don't want to let the old ways go.

For instance, in the story of Genesis, Moses leads the Hebrews out of Egypt, but they end up building a golden calf with a gold disc between its horns.  Now why would they just arbitrarily build a cow?  Well, it wasn't arbitrary.  It was the Age of Taurus moving into the Age of Aries.  The bull was, of course, Taurus and the gold disc was the Sun.  Ritual sacrifice of bulls was the order of the day.

The appearance of Jesus coincides with the end of Aries and the beginning of Pisces.  This is why he was the Lamb of God and had to be sacrificed, while his followers became Fishers of Men.  Jesus walked on water, turned water into wine, and when he was stabbed on the cross, blood and water came out.

Each of the Apostles were signs of the zodiac and their personalities matched the characteristics of their sign.  They are typically depicted with symbols that represent some aspect of their character, and some (primarily the supposed writers of the Gospels) have the actual sign of the zodiac shown with their image.

Many temples, churches and mosques typically have vaulted or domed ceilings.  This represents the Vault of the Heavens, under which we humans worship.

Back to Jesus, he was the Lamb of God (Aries).  His job was to bring in new symbols and practices for the new Age.  After giving us water rituals and symbolic sacrifice with bread and wine, he was slaughtered in order to kill the old Age and start the new.  This is the meaning of Messiah.  It's an era or a time, not a person.

What all this boils down to is that the Bible is one long, intricate mythology of the Cosmos.  It is a tale woven from asterisms and celestial patterns.  It is designed to preserve and transmit occult knowledge of the heavens, the cycles and patterns there, and the influences projected on the Earth by the movements of the Cosmos (astrology).

This astrology is not the lame, pale cousin found in the daily newspaper or touted by TV shamans, but serious business.  Serious enough that people have fought and died for centuries to preserve this knowledge and keep it as pristine as possible.

It has also been manipulated by those who know the truth to keep us in the dark and chasing ghosts.  Secret societies have sprung up with initiation rituals and priesthoods, in order to both hide and keep alive the secrets that are hidden directly in front of our eyes.  Once you learn the symbols and the code, the Bible suddenly comes alive with metaphor and sacred information.  After all, knowledge of the precession of the Earth requires daily observations and detailed records kept over thousands of years, at least for one Platonic Year. That's a lot of work, and the folks who hold that information aren't going to let it go easily.  On the other hand, they revel in the idea that they know something we don't, and they dangle in front of us as a game.

It gets a lot more interesting, and in the future we'll explore more of the pagent that is playing out on an invisible stage that is literally hidden in plain sight.  In a sense, it is transdimensional, since it exists in the same space that we all occupy, yet it is completely invisible until you have the tools to unlock it.

The only problem is, once you see it all, then you can't see anything else.

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