Excerpt : From Chapter Six:
Solar Symbolism, Festivals And Holidays
The Gospel, the Torah and the Quran as well as various other doctrinal books are not the literal truth. These religious books are based, in great part, on astronomical symbolism, allegory and myth. The myths of these scriptures fall into the same categories as the myths of ancient Rome and Greece. The stories within these books are, for the most part, allegorical representations of the movements of celestial entities within the cosmos and/or symbolical renderings of seasonal and agricultural transitions.
Much of the bible is based on solar mythology i.e. symbolism that reflects the movements of the sun throughout its annual cycle. Under this symbolism the sun is viewed as god; the constellations are viewed as locations through which the god (sun) travels. Of course in some cases the constellations are personified as prophets or deities, likewise with the planets and stars. These matters are covered in great detail in my series of books titled “The Astrological Foundation Of The Christ Myth”.
So the sun (fire) is a mythological symbol of the divine, and darkness is the mythological symbol of the demonic forces or opponents of light (sun, fire). Witness this quote from my book, The Astrological Foundation Of The Christ Myth, Book Two:
Ancient Mythology was the rendering of scientific astronomy in a mythological format. Mythology symbolizes the movements of the heavenly bodies within the cosmos. Astronomy deals with charting the cycles of all the entities within the cosmos. The Prophecy that prevails in Mythology and religion is a result of this charting. Of course a Prophecy, when delivered in a personified religious format, seems to be the miraculous foretelling of human events. But, in its Original form, the Prophecy did not pertain to future human activity. The Prophecy pertained to the future movements of celestial entities.
Christ, The Sun And The Zodiac
Solar mythology is symbolism reflective of the sun’s movement throughout its annual cycle. This system is very ancient, in fact we don’t have a record of its absolute origin. It has existed in some form on all continents, in all ages. The ancients did not use scientific names to identify the cosmic entities; they used earthly names, they named the stars, planets, sun, moon, and constellations in duplication of the entities within their earthly environment. This is clearly exemplified in Greek and Roman mythology, which we all are familiar with, whereas the interplay between the cosmic lights are likened unto contending gods, such as Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Jupiter, Saturn, Diana, Venus, Ceres, Hermes, and many others. These names reflect cosmic stars, planets, and constellations that were personified in Greek and Roman mythology – their stories read like human intrigues but we all know the true references are to the cosmic lights.
All cultures have their forms of mythology, that is to say allegorical symbolism reflective of astronomy, agriculture, history, culture, and so on. Cosmic mythology existed among the Chinese, Hindus, Egyptians, Babylonians, Aztecs, Japanese, Irish, and many, many others, including the Hebrews. The biblical stories of the Old Testament and the New Testament are not historical, but rather are tales reflective of Hebrew mythology.
The biblical story of Christ is not historical; it is a tale of Hebrew mythology. Actually the Christ story is a mixture of Hebrew and Greek influences, descended from more ancient mythologies, but how we designate it, rather Hebrew or Greek or even Egyptian is not important because all of the ancient mythologies paralleled each other – they all told the same stories of the interactions of the cosmic lights under various cultural formats. Jesus was the sun, born on December 25th; under the allegorical symbolism incorporated by the early Hebrew or Hebrew-
A clear example of Hebrew mythology reflective of astronomical phenomena is found in the biblical passages concerning the so-
Isaiah 14:11 through Isaiah 14:19
11Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? 18All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. 19But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. This is pure allegorical poetry, written in a fashion that parallels the mythological writings of the Greeks and the Romans. Of course theologians will try to apply these verses to the unseen demon, Satan, or to a wicked Babylonian king perhaps, but if you diligently examine the phrases you will see clearly that the above is a personified description of cosmic interactions, planetary interactions between the sun and Venus as viewed from earth.
The biblical story of Jesus’ life, from birth to death, is symbolic of the path of the sun through the Zodiac in the course of one year; his birth life and death are written in the stars. His story is a myth styled after the patterns of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others. As the story goes, he was born in a stable on December 25th, placed in a manger, while the Shepherds were attending their flocks – this is patently true under the allegorical symbolism of the sun. The birth of the sun takes place in the sector of Capricorn; included within this sector are the constellations Cepheus (The King), Cygnus (The Swan), Delphinus (The Dolphin), Pegasus (The Winged Horse), and Equllus (The Small Horse). Within the Constellation of the king (Cepheus), there are two stars of note, among others that make up this constellation – they are Errai, and Alfirk; Errai means shepherd and Alfirk means flock, this explains the shepherds and the flock that were nearby at the time of Christ’s (sun’s) birth. Also, Christ was said to have been laid in a manger at birth – it so happens that when the sun is in Capricorn, at midnight, the stars that light the night sky at the zenith are of the sign opposite the sun sign, which in this case points to Cancer. Within the sector of Cancer, there is an asterism known as the Beehive; Beehive is a recent name, anciently this asterism was called the “Manger”, clearly indicating the manger assigned to the birth of Jesus (the sun-
Actually, according to the solar symbolism, the sun (Christ) dies, and is born in the same sign (Capricorn) – that is the completion of a one-
”Golgotha is the location of the crucifixion and as such represents the Winter solstice . The word Golgotha and Capricorn share the same definition, as a term that refers to Skulls, Death. The Winter Solstice is symbolized by the terms Golgotha, Capricorn, Hades, Pit, Calvary, Hell, Bottomless Pit, Cave, Grave , Graveyard and other terms.
As explained earlier, the three days that Christ spent in the Grave refer to the three days period of Solstice. The sun, after it reaches its lowest point of declination, on December 22, Hesitates in Place for three days, before re-
The Crucifixion of Christ, On The Cross, refers to the Cross in the Constellation of Cygnus(the Swan) which lies in the same sector with Capricorn.
The Two Thieves that are crucified with the Savior(Sun) refer to the Equinoxes. The one on the Right Hand is the Vernal Equinox. The one on the Left Hand(who bad mouthed the savior) is the Autumnal Equinox . The Equinoxes are referred to as thieves, because they are thieves of time. They steal Time from each other. When the Sun intersects either equinox, for that day of crossing, Time(Daytime and Nighttime) on the planet is brought into equilibrium, at twelve hours. We have twelve hours of light and twelve hours of darkness, on the day of the Equinox. In the case of the Vernal Equinox(which represents light), He, on the second day after the sun’s crossing, Steals Time from the Autumnal Equinox(which represents darkness) and from this point, the world continues to have more light(daytime) than darkness, until the Sun crosses the Autumnal Equinox. When the Sun crosses the Autumnal Equinox, this thief(autumnal equinox) repeats the crime(theft of time) in the favor of increased Darkness.”
At the next cardinal point, the vernal equinox, Christ, the sun, is tempted or tried by Satan for forty days; See excerpt from my book “The Astrological Foundation Of The Christ Myth” that explains this symbolism:
“The Magnificent Forty:
The Number forty is one of the most significant symbolisms used within the scriptures. In consequence of this fact, I have inserted several quotations from the bible , that give reference to the number forty(40). The number forty represents pure symbolism and allegorically expresses the interval of time between the sun reaching certain celestial coordinates(the equinoxes), and its(sun’s) tangible effect upon the climate of our planet, after reaching those coordinates. The interval is forty days , even though the biblical editors may use weeks, or years , or hours, in the text, according to the subject matter of the tale , so that the unit(description) used will fit the context of the specific fable.
The interval is always referred to as a Struggle of some sort, some type of deprivation, or trial, or test. This is because of the extreme difficulty our solar sun experiences in vanquishing the winter cold from our atmosphere. After six months under the equator , the sun is now in position , when it reaches the vernal equinox on March 21 , to restore warmth and moisture to the northern regions. But the victory of warmth over cold is not immediate, but rather a tug of war , back and forth, between the forces of light (warmth, salvation, reward and blessings) and darkness(cold, tempting devil , Satan ).
But after 40 days (May Day), you can rest assured that the frost won’t ruin your crops. The sun is now victorious, and free of the tempting(tugging) devil of winter.
Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water , he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mark 1:12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
Mark 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days , tempted of Satan ; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
This Forty refers to the Lag Time between the Sun reaching the equinoxes, to the actual Terrestrial effect on the earth , that takes about 40 days to materialize. The Spring and the Fall begin officially when the Sun crosses the Equinoxes, but the effect on the earth’s weather is delayed for a period of forty days.
This Period between the Sun ’s astronomical position and the earth’s warming or cooling is a wilderness journey. The Goal or the Mount has been reached , but the effect on the earth’s climate takes more time(40 days , which represents the amount of time needed for complete seasonal transition ).
The Ancients symbolized this period in the Wilderness , by two semi-
You will note that after the sun(under the type of Israel) crossed the Red Sea , it(sun-
At the next cardinal point, the Summer Solstice, Christ (sun) enters Jerusalem, riding on two asses; see quotation from my book “The Astrological Foundation Of The Christ Myth” that explains this symbolism:
”Christ enters Jerusalem riding upon a Colt and an Ass
Mat 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass , and a colt the foal of an ass.
Mat 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
Mat 21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt , and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
Mat 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strowed them in the way.
The astronomical analogy
Jerusalem is the Summer Solstice , the Apex , the highest point of the Sun ’s(Father’s) travels. Ever since the Sun(Father) crossed the vernal equinox , His Focus has been on Jerusalem.
He(Sun ) enters Jerusalem riding upon two asses . This refers to two prominent stars which the Sun rides(crosses) within the constellation of Cancer (the sign of the summer solstice ). The stars are Asellus Borealis (Northern Ass) and Asellus Australis (Southern Ass ).”
At the next cardinal point, Christ is betrayed, and captured by the underworld forces of opposition; he is tried and judged in court (Libra), and found guilty and sentenced to death, to the grave. The actual grave is at Capricorn as I have already indicated, but the capture that opens the pathway to the grave is at the autumnal equinox, at Libra, after September 22 when the sun crosses the Fall equinox. Libra (the 7th sign) was the sign of Christ’s trial before Pontius Pilate as indicated by its sigil, the scales of justice (or injustice we might say). The gateways between the lower world and the upper world are at the equinoxes; the vernal equinox is the gateway to the higher hemisphere, equated with redemption, and the autumnal equinox is the gateway to the lower hemisphere, equated with suffering and death, according to the ancient symbolism. So when the sun falls below the equinox in the last part of the year and the earth approaches winter, the ancients saw that event as the imprisonment of the sun, or the wounding of the sun, whereas its light was impeded and made ineffective; the imprisonment of Christ and the eventual crucifixion of him is symbolic of the span from the autumnal equinox to the sun’s death at the winter solstice, in the annual phase of the solar symbolism. Of course, biblically the resurrection of Christ takes place proximate to the vernal equinox; this is because of the cultural input from the Hebrew-
 We are able to locate the sign that the sun is in by sighting the constellation that strides the midnight meridian, because midnight for the observer is high noon for the sun, 180 degrees from the coordinates of the meridian at midnight.