Orion’s Door

The ‘Portal’ into ‘All Hallows Eve’ & Beyond (Part 2)

To read Part One first click here

I would say that Orion plays a huge role in the shaping of our ‘collective thoughts’, our beliefs and above all the belief in duality through ‘form and energy’. We see the duality in many myths and legends that adorn the ancient world, and of course we see it all the time in the opposites of nature. In the epic legend of Gilgamesh, fighting the Bull of Heaven, we see opposing forces (Orion facing Taurus). Fights between Attis and the Bull, to Perseus and the Minotaur, who meet at the centre of Adriane’s labyrinth (a symbol of the mind), we see the same symbolism. Orion whether holding a club or bow is hunting the beast of nature and this symbolism can be found on Crests, heraldry and other insignias. Interestingly, the first renditions of the saints and opposers of the dragon (George and the Dragon) were hairy men – the woodwose, or ‘green man’.

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God is my help refers to the first man (Orion, Adam, etc) being helped by the Demiurge

In other stories we see Orion chasing Pleione, the ‘mother of the Pleiades’, for ‘seven years’ (the seven stars in Taurus Constellation). In other legends Orion chases the Pleiades themselves, and he takes the form of a bear to do so. The myths about Callisto and Artemis (goddess of hunting) include the hunter becoming a bear. In the Hobbit the character called Beorn is a “skin-changer”, who transforms into a bear.

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Is it a tree or a butte? More like a left over volcanic plume from a not so ancient epoch.

The legends of Bear Butte (Devils Tower) in Wyoming, according to Native American myth, describe the creation of the Butte through the claws of a bear that scratched at a ‘giant rock tree’ as it ‘grew skywards’ to place the ‘seven maiden’s as the seven stars in the sky. Giant tree or not, what is more interesting to me is the notion of humans becoming stars. It works both ways you see, the stars became humanity. Orion is also referred to as a ‘Heavenly Shepherd’ or ‘True Shepherd of Anu’. The Bear refers to Ursa Major as it aligns with the Pleiades. Homer in the Odyssey referred to ‘the Great Bear that men call the Wain, that circles opposite Orion, and never bathes in the sea of the stars. The Book of Job mentions Orion Three times Job 9:9 (“He is the maker of the Bear and Orion”) Job 38:31 (“Can you loosen Orion’s belt?”), and Amos 5:8 (“He who made the Pleiades and Orion”). He refers to the Demiurge of Gnostic teaching.

Orion’s Dogs

The constellations of Canis Minor and Canis Major are his dogs, the one in front is called Procyon. They chase Lepus, the hare and sometimes the fox, while Orion tackles Taurus. All of these animals feature hugely in the hunts and symbols of the aristocratical bloodlines.

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In alchemical texts, Apollo, Vulcan and Mercury ‘conceive Orion’ (below left) in an allegory of the three-fathered ‘philosophical child’. These three ‘deities’ represent ‘fire, ‘deception’, plague’ on one side, and on the other, they are creativity, the magical arts and ‘perception’. All three collude to forge Orion’s persona as the ‘hunter shepherd’ of the heavens.

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The same allegory also hints at the ‘trapezium of Orion’, which I’ll come to shortly. The Devilish Dr John Dee incorporated these planets sigils into his personal seal. The horn of Mercury’s sign will also become obvious.

Orion’s Trapezium

Scientists now say that Black Holes form and give birth to the ‘holographic nature’ of our Universe. All of our galaxies and star systems are holographs projected from ‘black holes’. These vortexes ‘store information‘ and ‘project’ that information onto the surface of reality – our worlds, our ‘Universe’.

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According to astrophysicists (including UQ’s Dr Holger Baumgardt) the Orion Nebula has a black hole at its heart, whose mass is some 200 times the mass of our sun. The mini black hole in the Trapezium of Orion (above), a centre that has given humanity its, focus on the Triangle, the trinity and many other symbols and alignments. It is said to be the force that creates duality, ’cause and effect’, ‘right and left brain function’ and what the Mayan’s called the ‘Fire in the middle’ of the ‘hearth‘. It is the symbol of  macrocosm/microcosm for  projecting life (and death) on Earth. The alignments of the Great Pyramids and many indigenous mesa’s across the world are a testimony to this understanding. The belt stars (Alnitak, Alnilam,Mintaka) are replicated all over the world through religious symbols. One example, in Puerto Rico, the three stars are known as the ‘Los Tres Reyes Magos’ (Spanish for The three Wise Men). But ‘Magos’ actually means ‘magician’ and therefore more acurate in translation to the ‘magic’ the stars of Orion have over our minds.

Belt stars of Orion and the 3 stones

Years ago I heard the term ‘Earth Stars’ and remember reading a brilliant book by Chris Street called Earth Stars. From this persepctive, humans are ‘points of light’, projecting (like a holograph) onto the surface of a ‘flat plane’ each human being, the ‘life and death’ of each individual star.

Orion – The Unnatural God with Horns

The Rig Veda refers to the Orion Constellation as Mriga (The Deer), the horned hunter, seen as the classic image of the shaman wearing the antlers. In the ancient world the Hopi talked of ‘unnatural gods’ the ‘rulers of dreams’ (Morpheus in Greek myth), calling them the ‘two horned clan’, or the ‘two horn and one horn societies’ that use ‘power and magic’ to control different Worlds. Orion is also the giant Haokah, celebrated through the dance to the Giant by the Dakota Sioux. The Haokah (below) is universally ‘revered and feared’ among the sioux. He too is another rendition of the hunter Orion, but lets say he’s more than just a hunter. He’s the key that ‘opens the door to the entities’ of Orion.

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The American Indians believe in the existence of many Giants (not least the Bigfoot tribes), but Haokah is one of the principal giants. He is the anti-natural god, the teacher of opposites. In summer he feels cold, in winter he suffers from the heat; hot water is cold to him, and the contrary, etc. The Norse god Loki is another version of this deity who sets in motion a trick of all tricks if you look into that myth. ‘CERN-unnos’ is also another version of this ‘hunter of Earth’. Like the horned and antler gods he was the keeper of the door between this reality and the realm that is ‘just beyond the veil’. CERN of course was set up to ‘penetrate the veil’ by a priesthood ‘disguised as scientists’ in Switzerland. Of course we also find Shiva (below middle) at CERN in Geneva, another symbol of Orion.

These crossing points between the stars and the Earth’s solstices on the ecliptic are understood in shamanic traditions to serve as doors to the spirit or underworlds.  Just as there are portals that link the Earth and Sun, there appear to be energetic “star gates” that link our Sun to stars such as Orion. Saturn as a Sun also connects to the central stars of the Orion constellation especially at critical points in time and space.

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The red star Betelgeuse is where we find the ‘darker’ forces that project out of Orion.

Another version of Orion is Mrigashira meaning “deer head” and Ardra (Arudra) meaning, ‘tear drop’. Both of these nakshatras (Lunar Mansion in Hindu) are associated with the constellation of the great hunter, Orion whose stars have been depicted and described in mythological legends throughout the world. From prehistoric cave paintings in France, to the Neolithic Cernunnos of the ancient Celts in Europe, to Osiris in Egypt, Orion in Greece, Mithras in Rome, and Shiva-Rudra in India, the deer (or bull) hunter is portrayed a shamanic giver of life, a protector but also a hunter.

The Two Horns and the ‘Stars’ of Orion

Hel (Hell) ‘Notre Dame’ was said to be the daughter of Loki with a ‘red and blue face’ or colour combination. So did the Haokah tricksters of the Sioux legends and their connection to Betelgeuse depicted in black and white and etched into the collective mind of the youth as Robert thicke ‘giving it to Miley Virus’ (with horned hair and tongue) several years ago at the MTV Awards. Look also for the ‘red and blue symbolism’ and you will find the horned clan of Orion and the true force behind Saturn’s grip over “Satanists” on Earth. The wealthy bishop of 12th century Paris Maurice De Sully (who created Notre Dame Cathedral) used the seal of the “two horns” and the “snake” on his personal seal.

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Left: Maurice De Sully’s seal

The ‘two horns’ of the ‘Wall Street Bull’ is an icon of the ‘Ox’ (Taurus and the elite city of ‘Ox’ford), the Papal ‘Bull’ and the Canaanite/Israelite ‘bull’ called Moloch. Moses of ‘golden calf fame’ is often depicted with ‘horns’ (above right). The “M” behind Obama on the ‘Time’ magazine cover (below right) is not only a symbol of the horns, but the 5th Century Merovingian (later Templar) bloodline. The iconography refers to ‘possession’ and a ‘possessed bloodline’.

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It’s not the first time Obama has been accidentally placed with horns’… eyes roll back. Other forces at work  as ‘always’. The horned clan ‘possess’ bizarre ‘ego driven’ celebrities that don’t give a toss about you or me. Remember that next time you think the “truth movement” is on the ‘right path’ and hasn’t been ‘infected’. We all need to ‘raise our vibe’ above the ‘new age, old age’, Hollywood, ‘star struck’ cesspit of Alpha Orion (red carpet) and the dying dwarf star/sun called Saturn. The truth about Saturn’s power, comes from ‘elsewhere’ and has not yet been fully revealed.

I have researched the Hopi, the Native American myths over two decades now and from my understanding, I know enough to say that the ‘order’ of influence over our human perception and society (by non human secret societies) has to include the ‘Red and Blue’ stars of the Orion Constellation. The stars Bellatrix and Betelgeuse are two novas’ that have been focused on hugely by the indigenous people of Earth. Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis (abbreviated Alpha Ori), which is the ‘ninth-brightest star’ in the night sky and ‘second brightest in the constellation of Orion’, is also the Ninth Gate. There is a connection to this star and the devilish trickery that has permeated from it. The Koshari clowns revered by certain Native American tribes were said to have originated from Betelgeuse in Orion. See the movie of the same name (spelt differently).

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Note the Templar (Masonic) Chequer board symbology in the Koshari clowns

Betelgeuse was also known as Palasohu the ‘red star’ by the Hopi and Palaakwapi was also known as the ‘red house’ a city of the star people located in Arizona (Sedona area). From the Red City (in MU)  it is said that the Hopi ancestral home was once a ‘temple city’ surrounded by a ‘towering wall of red stone’. If you ever vist the region as I have many years ago, you will sense the ‘magic’ in the stones and formations across red rock Arizona.

Another star of Orion, Rigel (also known as Beta Orionis), is a B-type blue ‘super giant’ that is the sixth brightest star in the night sky. There are 3 other giants of Orion that are also blue. In all these red and blue giants are personified in the myths, legends and folklore of indigenous peoples as the ‘rulers of dreams’ (the American Dream, lol), the home of the Archons and the Jinn and the trickster (Clown) deities sometimes with horns.

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World of Warcraft, the upcoming film, directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), is based on the popular video game series, and is about ‘humans’ and ‘orcs’ warring over the magical ‘land of Azeroth’. The opposing forces of this ‘land of Azeroth’ (in red and blue) give a symbolic feel for the opposing forces of Orion.

The movie The Purge – Election Year also offers some symbolic imagery that connects to the ‘red and blue’ ‘X’ for eyes’ and the ‘clowns masks’ of course are prominent in this film. Not to mention the recent rise of the ‘clown sightings’ as we approach Halloween! Along with US politics and generally in the ‘Western World’ the use of the colours ‘blue and red’ are pivotal and connect to the Orion constellation, not least the ‘red and blue giants’. Remember the ‘red’ and ‘blue’ pills in the Matrix movie?

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Red blue, left right, up down… The jokes on us

The Nine Circles of EL (Hell)

The ‘nine rings’, ‘holies’, ‘circles’ are the symbolic unseen ‘circuitry’ that connects ‘Saturn to Orion’. The circles (gateways) connect us energetically to the ‘non physical’ tricksters (Archons), that according to the Gnostic texts, evolved out of the ‘nuclear fusion’ that became the ‘Orion nebula’. Named after the Latin word for ‘cloud’, nebulae are not only massive clouds of dust, hydrogen and helium gas, and plasma; they are also often ‘stellar nurseries’ – i.e. the place where stars are born. ‘Humans are born there’, our DNA is genetic star stuff that gives us a myriad of forms. Life, death, all duality, centered on Orion, challenged by the Bull of Taurus and anchored by the dying dwarf stars Jupiter and Saturn and their minions (Moons and planets); all symbolically give us the ingredients for our ‘human world’. Artificial Intelligence and the ‘cloud’ we all accept now as an alternive ‘reality’ is part of this energetic connection to the forces of Orion. The ‘nine circles’, I would say, are the ‘frequency bands’ that ’emit’ the blueprint of ‘life and death’ from the Orion constellation via our suns (stars) in the ‘Solar Cabalastic Tree’ (Solar System).

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The Polanski Movie ‘The Ninth Gate‘ featuring the ever so growing darker by the year’ Johnny Depp, is a film about the Satanic Elite and the book The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows by 17th-century author Aristide Torchia; a book that was said to be able to summon the Devil. Interestingly the final scene in this movie is filmed in the Cathar castle, Château de Puivert, in Aude, France, (a place I have visited several times). The Cathars of course were ‘wiped out’ (not least through burning at the stake) for practicing Gnostic teachings. The same teachings that warned people of the very Jinn that consumed death through fire!

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Cathars burnt at the stake (see the Ninth Gate) and the firey Jinn from the movie Jinn

The Knight Templar Dante Alighieri 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso and onto The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Without going into huge detail here the circles are realms (frequency) that align with the so-called Seven Deadly Sins depicted as an eye by Hieronymus Bosch (below). It’s all in the perception you see.

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Sins – ‘perception, deception’ – all in the eye of the ‘solar human’

Interestingly the 8th Sin, the ‘Eighth Circle’, called Malebolge (Evil Ditches) or the upper half of the Hell of the Fraudulent and Malicious. The ‘eighth circle’ was described by Dante as a large funnel of stone shaped like an amphitheatre around which run a series of ten deep, narrow, concentric ditches or trenches. Within these ditches are punished those guilty of  ‘fraud and deception’. See my G8 global political illustration. The ‘puppets’ always change, but the ‘vibe’ remains the same.

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Symbolically speaking the Nine Circles or ‘rings’  (if you are a Tolkein fan), relate to the ‘constructed hemispheres’ that ‘restrict human consciousness’ and form an ‘ethereal link’ to the otherworldly creators of the Holy of Holies. In otherwords, the levels of Hell are real for those that take their etheral body into these states of mind. Dr Strange anyone?

According to the outstanding work of US research analyst Danny Wilten. In 10,500 B.C, when The Pyramids matched ‘Orion’s belt’, the Nile Delta represented the Orion nebula itself and more than this, his work seems to back up the ‘holographic nature’ of the Orion nebula as ot ‘appears’  mirrored in the imagery of Earth’s topology. Wilten has spent years looking at the uncanny  parallels between historial Renaissance art and the Orion nebula, anyone seriously interested in the nature of the ‘hologram’, should consider his amazing research.

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The nile delta seems to mirror Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell aswell as the Orion nebula.  © Danny Wilten

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Human life, the arts, religion and ceremonies all over the Earth seems to be aligned with the Orion nebula and its projector of holographic ‘blue prints’ centered on Orion’s trapezium cluster. The ‘trinity projector’ as I like to call it.

Saturn’s (Satan’s) hold over Humanity

Satan in the Dante’s Inferno is trapped in the frozen central zone in the Ninth Circle of Hell, Canto XXXI. (see Gustave Doré’s image below). Blake’s image on the left focuses us on the ‘three faces’ of satan. Blake spent the last year of his life illustrating the Dante’s works and never finished them.

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In Inferno, Saturn is ‘controlled and restricted’ by the ‘circles of Hell’ that bind this ‘Fallen Star’ and permits ‘its alter ego ‘Chronos’ to devour as he does. Where Janus was ‘two faced’ Satan has Three…

…he had three faces: one in front bloodred; and then another two that, just above the midpoint of each shoulder, joined the first; and at the crown, all three were reattached; the right looked somewhat yellow, somewhat white; the left in its appearance was like those who come from where the Nile, descending, flows…

Taken form Inferno, Canto XXXIV, lines 39–45, Mandelbaum translation.

The English playwright and poet Dorothy L. Sayers notes that Satan’s three faces are thought by some to suggest his ‘control over the three human races’ and based on Judaic lore of the ‘tribes of Israel‘: red for the Europeans (from Japheth), yellow for the Asiatic (from Shem), and black/blue for the African (the race of Ham). I would suggest that the colour symbology here includes both ‘black and white’ (White/yellow) and blue (Black/blue) and all of it relates to the science of ‘Chromatics, DNA’ (below) and the influence of the constellation of Orion over our Sun (via Saturn), our ‘calendars’ (time) and therefore our human world. The chromatic seals are hieroglyphs that seem to speak of the ‘subtle matrix of codes’ that connect our DNA to the stars of Orion. For more information on the maths of the Chromatics see the work of Jose Arguelles.

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All interpretations recognize that the three faces of Saturn (Satan) represent a fundamental ‘perversion of the Trinity’. Three stars x Three stars = Nine Circles of Hell ‘on Earth’. But anyone who knows Dante, there are also the upper circles of Heaven to contemplate.

Only if we allow it, or perceive it to be so.

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Earth stars – exactly!

As above, so below…

So No, I won’t be joining in with Halloween or the coming of ‘Saturn’s time’ ‘zombie-loving-sexy vampire meets ‘chucky’ vibe’. Nor shall I be adorning a ‘trickster outfit’ garbed in black and white or wearing a clown’s mask. I wont be giving my energy away to the ‘death vibe’, the purge vibe and ushering in Saturnalia, without even knowing so!

I will instead light a candle and remember those that are lost, homeless and in need of healing at this sacred cross over point in ‘time’.

Peace be with you!

 

Orion’s Door into ‘All Hallows Eve’ (Part 1)

You have to ask the question why Halloween has become another “celebration” on the ‘party’ calendar. When I was a kid it was simply a “penny for the guy” – also known as ‘legalized begging’ in the UK. Kids back then would sit with an effigy of a 1600’s English Catholic terrorist called Guy Fawkes (now turned into the face of defiance by the movie V for Vendetta), asking for a penny to put our ‘guy’ to a fiery end on Bonfire Night, but at least our little voodoo ‘guys’ looked harmless. Mind you, ‘trick or treat’ is now practically legitimate begging too in many towns across the UK. This blog is in two parts, as I want to cover in some depth the symbolism and imagery associated with the constellation of Orion.

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Old ‘V for Vendetta’ don’t look so happy here?

I personally used to like the idea of ‘mischievous night’, where did that go? Of course the burning of Guy Fawkes along with the ‘Burning Man’ festivals in the USA are links to the ancient Pagan (Wicker) and too often satanic ceremonies that have literally involved burning people alive over the Centuries. Fire was a ‘tool’ of the Christian Inquisition the world over, and so ‘burning alive’ a victim was considered an offering to ‘other worldly’ entities whether Pagan, the Church or the real ‘unseen’ forces behind these beliefs.

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The Wicker traditions of the ‘burning man’

But Halloween has become a ‘pantomime’ in the UK and USA, a bit like the political show. Its place in the calendar is up there with ‘Disney land proportions of sway over the populace’. From the Pagan traditions, to the now ‘trick or treat’, ‘sleazy zombie’ meets ‘Chucky’ for a ‘piss up’, Halloween in its modern form has moved on; but its reason for existing en mass has more to do with seriously ‘dark’ connections to Satanism as we enter the ‘darker days’ of Autumn. Dressing up as zombies, witches, devils, (innocently), energetically mirror forces that ‘want horror’ in all its forms. Whether effigies of a bloke nailed to a cross or a lit pumpkin(once skull), both energetically come from the same focus on ‘death’. Many artists that belonged to the ‘Brotherhood’ or ‘inner circles across Europe’ from the Renaissance onwards knew the true meaning behind the ‘cult of the dead’. The imagery associated with the skull and the more ‘cannibalistic rituals’ of the ‘elite priests of ancient times’ can be seen as an archetype in numerous art, too many to go into in this particular blog.

 

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I am not saying that some harmless fun, a laugh or dressing up with your mates alludes to the above, of course not. Our unique vibe (energy) is often more powerful than the collective hive-mind. It’s what lurks in the shadows, ‘behind the scenes’ that likes ‘our ‘energetic attention’, especially at points on the calendar/time wheel.

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Looks like Mickey Mouse is getting in on the Halloween action too?

Lady Gaga (above right) seems to be permanently celebrating Halloween? But its not Halloween is it? Its the Portal point into the ‘underworld’, the ‘shadow world’ of aspects of Orion and Saturn worship through the cult of the dead. Halloween is a major point on ‘Hecate’s ‘Wheel of Time’ and Hecate or Kali (the Dark Goddess) focuses our attention at this ‘dark time’. She is also known as Arianrhod, Catherine and Persephone in other versions of these beliefs and myths. The winter festival of Lenaea (the ‘wild hunts’) in ancient Greece was also a akin to the celebration of ‘dark forces’ that would run amok from their point of entry into our world at Samhain (Halloween) through to Saturnalia (below). The Hunter will become a significant symbol, as it is Orion who leads the hunt From the ‘Death Eaters’ in the ‘Harry Potter‘ movies to Madonna using the ‘Horned El/Molech god’ (more on that in part 2) at the super bowl several years ago. All are ‘symbols’ of the darker worlds that form portals connecting us to the ‘shadow’ worlds hidden in the Orion Constellation.

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The Death of a ‘god’, the death of a year, the death ‘in nature’ all producing the darker days and in general, leads to ‘dark mass’ from ‘All Hallows Eve’ through to Saturnalia. With the Elite and those that have a vested interest in keeping the masses focused on a lower vibration, of course, Halloween has become a focus for Satanists. Just as Saturnalia (Christmas) is another reinforced energy theft, from ‘endless shopping’ to the religious iconography’, for those that participate. All this imagery serves as a ‘channel’ for forces that feed off our mental energy and our collective ‘focus’ at these points of the year.

Life, Death & Orion

In Biblical traditions, John the Baptist was said to be born six months before Jesus Christ, both astrologically marking opposites ends of the Milky Way. Like the Ancient Celtic counterparts, the Oak and ‘Holly Kings’, ‘John and Jesus’ are said to be ‘solar deities’ whose coronations coincide with the solstices. Son of Atum, (Man) Adam, Osiris (the Green Man) are all connected to Orion and ‘the lord of time’ who governs the Soltices and equinoxes.

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Note also the swastikas on the Halloween costume (below left) they are symbols of the opposing forces born of Orion’s projection on Earth. Just as the Swastika formation is a representation of the swirling galactic forces of Orion. The photo here shows the original version of the solar forces. On the Indian coin below stands Orion with a swastika between his feet and the ‘OM symbol’ has also been connected to the solar trinity focused on Orion (bottom image from Italy).

 

Swastika is Orion

Whether pagan or Christian, these twin male (Jesus/John) force reigns over the solstices in a perpetual cycle of life, death and rebirth. John of course loses his head symbolically (the pumpkin) and as with the leader of the ‘Sun and Fire’ clans of the Hopi, Pahana, also has his head removed on their ancient tablets. The Hopi chief deity Masauwu (see below) carries a head and a sack of seeds (stars) and Masauwu is often wearing a pumpkin like mask or head. Note the Sun wheel in the petroglyph below and the flute player. These two symbols relate to ‘life’ and are opposing Masauwa as a symbol of ‘death’. Both petroglyphs are symbolic of the time of death (from All Hallow’s Eve through to Saturnalia, when the Sun ‘symbolically dies’ and Masauwu (Orion) can be seen in the skies. Petroglyphs like these were ‘calendar markers’ for the Hopi in the Bronze Age period. The Egyptians, Mayans, etc, instead fixed their ‘Orion connection’ to the pyramids.

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The Hopi gods of ‘life and death’ scraped into stone. © courtesy of Dan Budnik

The feast of ‘All Hallows Eve’, on its current date in the Western calendar, may be traced to Pope Gregory III’s (731–741) founding of an oratory in St Peter’s for the relics “of the holy apostles and of ‘all saints’, martyrs and confessors”, those that were often ‘burned’ at the stake. In 835, All Hallows’ Day was officially switched to 1 November, the same date as the Pagan date of Samhain, at the behest of Pope Gregory IV. Of course, Samhain also Anglicized as Sawin, Sowin, in the ancient world marked the end of the ‘harvest season’ and the beginning of winter or the ‘darker half’ of the year. In some places, torches lit from the bonfire were carried sunwise around homes and fields to protect people at this ‘time’ of year and many indigenous peoples used ‘sacred fire’ as a marker of the beginning of the new Sun as Winter approached. It is suggested that the fires were a kind of imitative or sympathetic magic – they mimicked the Sun, the stars, helping the ‘powers of growth’ and holding back the decay and darkness of the coming winter. Bonfires were also said to keep ‘away the devil’. On a physical level this is true, but on the ‘unseen’ levels, there are forces that ‘love fire’. The salamander symbol is one example of this reversal of fire and its usefulness to those unseen forces.

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A horned devil dances in the centre of the fire in India.

The ‘dark’ half is exactly what we are looking at with Halloween and the days leading up to it. It is why its symbols relate to the ‘cult of the dead’ and it’s opposite ‘the god of Life’ (from the light half to the dark half of the year). The imagery associated with the skull (including the Halloween pumpkin-head) is another symbol for the ‘death cults’ that are still using archetypal imagery in many festivals, ‘music’, symbols and in movies to this day. Christmas, or Saturnalia was the final doorway through to the ‘new sun’ (New Year) and in some of the Scandinavian lores and legends, ‘Krampus‘  (the horned keeper) accompanies Father Christmas. He’s the symbolic repesrentation of the ‘devilish’ horned clan I look at in part two.

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Where Halloween meets Christmas (Saturn)!

The Tibetans and the Hopi are said to be the same ‘first peoples’ and both cultures have ceremonies that imitate the two horned deities.

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The ‘two horns’ and the colour symbolism of ‘red and blue’ are also connected to the ‘death cults’, trickster gods (Mercury and the snakes) and all these archetypes fit like ‘cogs in a unseen clock’ working the ‘cycles’ of duality in our minds.

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The horns of Mercury and the serpent. The old red and blue BT logo spoke volumes in relation to its connection to the Orion symbolism.

The constellation of Orion also rises in the Northern Hemisphere in the autumn, so to usher in the darker days of year. Orion as we shall see, is a star system that is highly relevant to this ‘opening of time’ as we pass through into period called Saturnalia – Winter and Yule. It all starts with ‘All Hallows Eve’.

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As the Gnostic Gospel of Philip supposedly say,

“Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way. There is a rebirth and an image of rebirth. It is certainly necessary to be born again through the image.”

The subconscious adornment of images and symbols are what ‘constructs’ the Matrix of reality – they train our perception to create. The more I have delved into this phenomena, the more I have come to realise that the ‘perception deception’ does not end with Saturn and its minions (Moons). The eye, the Pyramids and the Orion constellation all come together in my painting below, tilted, The Creator Gods of the Fourth Dimension. When I painted it in the early 90’s I had no idea about all of the subjects I am highlighting here.

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In part two I will delve a little deeper into these symbolic connections. Click here