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The birth and pastimes of Jesus

christmasDearly beloved, on this day the season of the birth of our good lord, let us remember that which was dismembered. Let us reunite the severed portions of our lord Osiris like ISIS did when she discovered them cleft into twelve or thirteen by the evil brother Seth. And let us remember our Lord God the Son of God, son of the Mother of God, who is both God and child of God, man and God; who originated from the Great Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHVH Yod He Vau He, the unspeakable name of Jehovah, and how he is the Yod He Shin Vau He, the mighty Jeheshuah, the only son Jesus, anointed one as the Christ; may his name be praised.

And may his works be praised. Let us remember and meditate on the great pastimes of our good lord, as we read in the good book, the gospel according to King James, who in his majesty felt it just to translate, edit and abridge according to his majestic whim, the gospel of our lord the saviour, following in the footsteps of our glorious pontiffs of old, the Great Emperor Constantine, who in his majesty sought to whimsically also edit and abridge the gospel at the Council of Nicea in the fourth century in the year of our lord. That gloriously good book, now completely edited of any reference to the teachings of our lord on metempsychosis, or transmigration of the soul (reincarnation), even when our lord himself mentions the reincarnation of the soul when asking the question “who do they say I am?” and getting the answer from his beloved disciples, “some say you are Isaiah come back from the dead.” Glory be to Constantine who out of political expediency and totalitarian tactfulness sought to adopt the faith and religion of our lord and make it the state religion, and glory too to the holy church who although expunging any reference to Mother Mary as a deity, still allow her to be idolised and adored and worshipped as was the goddess worship in days of old, just like the goddess Radharani who is worshipped without any reference whatsoever to her divinity in the sacred texts. Mary of the immaculate conception, echoing the pastime of Mother Devaki in Krishna’s pastimes, in which Krishna himself was conceived as the divine child, first in the mind and then being transferred to the womb of his mother.

Glory be to that one same original immaculately conceived God as he is seen in numerous religions over the ages, many guises of the one same worshipable avatar for over 5000 years. And let us remember his pastime of entering the temple and of seeing there the Jewish money lenders as they charged interest on their loans in usury, a sin by any other name. And let us remember his wrath as he chased the money lenders out of the temple and manifested his wrathful pastime, overturning their benches and tables, their “bankies” from where the term “bank” today originates. For verily the lord is more than displeased with the Jewish money lenders, the same criminals we see today brothers and sisters, the same corrupt, greedy, sociopathic, unscrupulous pawns of evil who run the world banks and crush the least fortunate of us under their criminal and sinful tactics of compound interest. May the lord smite them in the bottom line, as he did in his pastimes on earth 2000 years ago. For such sinners in the guise of bankers will corrupt the very temple, the house of worship and turn it into a house of money grabbing, of golden idol worship. And verily, whenever there is a decline in religious principles and a rise in irreligion, the lord shall again appear to annihilate those miscreants and protect the beliebers, while re-establishing the principles of religion. So behold the time is nigh for the return of the lord in all his smite, where with a smiteful glance the bankers of today shall once more be smitten, heed my writing on your wall oh beloveds. For even from the caste of labourers, carpenters and cow herders he shall appear, the avatar of the lord.

And woe unto those same bankers who have made this day of his birth into a capitalist consumer spending spree in order to enrich themselves by trapping the lesser of us in debt, to get rich on that which belongs to Caesar on this which should be a holy day of fasting and remembrance. Surely this is religion for profit. Oh we, like sheep do continue to be led and so be it due to our folly and refusal to heed the deed of the lord in his pastimes. Therefore let us meditate on the pastimes of the lord and be awakened to the error of our ways and forever more be uplifted into his shelter, Amen.

Solstice and the soul of astrology

AstrologyAstrology should never be mistaken for a science. The planets, for example are named after the gods of the ancient Roman pantheon, and the meanings attributed to the planets astrologically are derived from the essential characters of these deities who exist, as Jung tells us, as powers of the psyche or personality. It is as if the ancients looked up at the stars in the night sky and labelled them according to imaginary figures that they saw, perhaps correlating with what was happening on the ground at the time of the year that they were overhead. The imaginary figures were of course great heroes and gods in the tradition of those observers, like Hercules and Andromeda, and it may have been more than just imagination which inspired them to label the constellations as they did, although that motive is lost in the mists of time.

Somehow the visible planets of the ancients, leading up to Saturn, were labelled according to their characteristics to some degree, and their perceived influence over the human affairs. Indeed, in time the apparent influence of the planets over the affairs of humanity was taken literally, as if the planet itself was the source or cause of the symptom experienced. Certainly there may be some literal gravitational influence from the planets upon the earth, as with the Moon for example, but Jung, the psychologist who most influenced 20th century thinking on the matter of the mind, describes the presumed influence of the planets as “projection”. He writes in 1947 in a letter to prof. B.V. Raman: “Astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call projected – this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind.” Jung curiuosly became an avid student of astrology, which he felt aided in his psychoanalytic research. But as a scientist, he never took the influence of the planets on earth literally. Of course even the study of the psyche is a human science and not a pure science, and many may even question the validity of psychology itself, although psychiatry somehow has become accepted as scientific, perhaps based on observation and experimentation. Similarly astrologers both ancient and modern may have found their hypotheses confirmed based on observaton of paterns and cycles in time and in the lives of their fellow men and women.

Some degree of literal awareness was probably originally there in the astrolgers of old when for example they saw Mars to be reddish in colour and thus named it after the god of war, or observed Jupiter to be biggest and thus named him after the chief god of the pantheon. But as to how such a distant planet can have a certain influence when passing through one constellation of the zodiac as compared to another remains to me a mystery and only a speculation. But there it is, taken quite seriously by millions even today, many of whom pride themselves in being most ratonal and scientific in their perception of reality. The mind is surprisingly superstitious it seems, and is also willing to suspend disbelief in so many instances in our lives today, and astrology or religion are just two such cases. Religion depends on a foundation of faith, faith in certain mythical gods of old described in texts, and astrology also depends on faith in planets named after gods, with the traits of gods, as described in ancient texts going back millenia, and copied by Medieval and subsequently modern writers. Even more radical is the acceptance of the newly discovered planets, from Uranus to Pluto, which were only discovered in relatively recent times and also named after the Roman gods, quite randomly or instinctively by astronomers of the day, and which are now also accepted as distinct literal influencers or at least signposts of personality and events on the ground. Again we might remember the words of Jung when describing astrology for what it is: “The collective unconscious…appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious, introspective perceptions of the collective unconscious.” Jung is saying here that humanity has “projected” from our psyche, the myths of old onto the random stars above, and that the correlations or coincidences of events above to events below are “synchronicity”. Within the art of astrology there is a great deal of science, in the form of mathematical calculations, geometric patterns and angles, as well as finely timed cycles, but the interpretation thereof is ultimetely based on “projection” and “synchronicity”. Therefore astrology should never be seen as anything more than an oracle. What does that say about religion then? There too we find multiple gods, written about in texts that are thousands of years old, performing supernatural and cosmically monumental acts and yet still worshiped and accepted as equal as any scientifically observable reality we see today. Ultimetely it depends on faith, particularly in your source of reference. Besides that, even today we cannot rely solely on our five senses for confirmation of reality. Even scientists are discovering truths that defy our senses, and even defy their own prior laws of physics.

So I think it is safe to say that even scientists are still newly labeling reality as they are currently able to perceive it, and that there is far more to reality than meets the eye of the scientist, and that in time the messages of the gods of ancient and their pastimes may be more real than we think, and that science still has some way to go in labeling, analysing, deconstructing and explaining so-called reality as they think it is. We are already finding as time goees by in our modern world that the truth is still unfolding, and that it lies somewhere in the unchartered realm between science and religion, and that in time these two will meet halfway only to discover that they were like two men trying to describe the nature of the elephant in the room, but from alternative angles, and that they were both right all along.