Evidence suggests that the Frankish Templars were enhancing their power base in order to overthrow the corrupt Church of Rome and thereby erect in its place a form of Christianity closer to its pagan roots and infinitely more tolerant. In the end, it is all solar theology, all Atonism. Whether it is Roman Christianity, or Frankish, or Irish, it is just a matter of degree. Dynastic rivalries aside, the bloody exploits of the Templars, that brought them to the gates of Jerusalem, are enough to show us that there was little substantial difference between their power-hunger and brutality and the form they conspired to overthrow and replace in Rome.
Lucifer is, however, not the same thing as Satan. The word Satan simply meant "one who tempts" and it merely referred to any contradicting, skeptical, or accusatory agent and their argument. Within holy orders, like the Essenes and Gnostics, a "Satan" was any detractor or opposition party. There was nothing supernatural about a Satan. There is little doubt that the term and concept has its origins in the Egyptian god Set, the opposer of Horus his twin. To oppose any hegemony is, therefore, to be "Satanic." So we see that there is a big difference between Satan and Lucifer. Lucifer was originally based upon the pagan god Mars and, eventually, Satan also became identified with the red fiery planet and its astrological energy. In the bible we have Jesus turning to Peter saying "get thee behind me Satan." If we accept Jesus to be the sun then we can take this statement to be of Astro-Theological significance. Mars occasionally rises heliacally, that is, with or even before the sun. The priests of the sun would exclaim from their temples "get thee down" or "get thee below" or "get thee behind Satan," in order not to have their deity be ousted, rivaled, and outshone.
The Hyksos kings and their people honored the astrological precession and began reverencing the traits and proclivities associated with the sign of Aries, whereas the priests of Thebes in Southern (or Upper Egypt) decided that the time was not right for new gods to be venerated.They wished to theologically remain loyal to the Taurean principles.This intriguing scenario allows us to hazard more than a guess as to why there was a schism between the tribes of "Israel." The ten tribes decided that the old paradigm was still in, whereas the two tribes of Judah decided to honor their king Akhenaton and venerate the new Astro-Theological order. Although we may not appreciate the contrariness of the Israelites, we can liken it to the more recent historical conflicts between denominations of the Christian church. Ellis gives the example of Northern Ireland where two contingents, of the same background and blood, violently differ on theological grounds.
For instance, when we read of "lamb's blood" being daubed on the portals of doorways, we are being told of this constellational change. When we hear of the Jewish priests blowing the "ram's horn" at the Eastern gate of the temple, we are being told of it, and when we hear of the sacrifice of the "Paschal Lamb," the story is the same. The very term "Passover," originally referred to this action of the sun literally passing over the hypothetical boundaries of the signs of the zodiac. The most important biblical rendition of the astrological story and dilemma concerns the time of the exiled Children of Israel at Mount Sinai. It was here that the people returned to the worship of the "golden calf," that is of Taurus. As the Book of Exodus relates, Moses was furious with his people's recalcitrance and smashed the tablets with his Yahwistic (Atonist) commandments on them.
According to Ralph Ellis the division probably occurred due to the Cult of Aton's priestarchy who knew that a significant astrological change was taking place. This change or phase-shift concerned the sun's rise on the vernal equinox and the constellations that were seen just before sunrise on the first sign of the zodiac. For over 2,000 years, until the point of Joseph's arrival into Egypt, the sun had occupied the sign of Taurus - The Bull.
The Jesus story is, like most of the bible, an Astro-Theological story first composed by astrologers who noticed the passage of the sun through the heavens. This knowledge is what led the scribe John to alter the dates of Jesus' crucifixion. He contradicts Mark, Luke, and Matthew, and places the crucifixion of Jesus on the eve of the Passover and not one day after it. This mythmaker at least knew the sun's astrological birthday and wanted his character's death and resurrection to correspond to the sun's transition and renewal. Astrology is where we are to look for origins concerning the life and death and rebirth of this character Jesus and not the history of men.
We are to understand that there is not a lot of authenticity to the characters who appear in the bible. Although newly discovered evidence shows that a few were based upon actual historical personages, many more were pure concoctions. Some were analogues of powerful men who desired to keep their identities hidden from mankind, and some were flagrantly outlandish fictions. Scholars tend to classify them under the term "biblical embroidery". Some were based upon historical savants, while others were the brainchildren of clever duplicitous propagandists. Some were composites of several figures, and some are representatives of psychological "types." More contentiously, others were personifications and analogues of zodiacal phenomena; in other words they were created as fictive renditions of Astrological Archetypes first studied and codified by Druids of ancient Ireland. It is certainly this last thesis that most concerns this writer. However, the other concepts are of great interest and cannot be underestimated. All in all, the way is open for a total overhaul of what we know about the Christian religion and the characters we have accepted as historically legitimate. We can only benefit from such exploration.
Thankfully, there have been those down through time, as well as at the time, who knew that the bible was a concoction of ancient solar theocracy and that it did not depict actual events.
When St. Augustine was asked why four of the apostles were especially designated from the rest, he replied that it was necessary that there be four principal gospels, because there were four corners to the world, thus admitting a relationship between cosmogony and theology. The association of these four selected evangelists with certain creatures representing the four fixed signs of the zodiac intensifies the realization that we are dealing not with human beings, but with the characters of a sublime cosmologic drama, reduced to human estate by ignorance of clergy and laity alike.
Therefore, the twelve disciples actually represent the twelve attributes of the Logos, or the sun, both visible and invisible; and should be considered the parts of one being, rather than twelve separate beings, each with an arbitrary interpretation of its own.
Astro-theology is the basis for all religion in the world, period.
...one of my favorite topics is called astro-theology, which is the world's oldest religion and dates back to 5,000 to 7,000 years before Christ.
The age before Pisces was the age of Aries, the Ram. That was when the ancient Hebrews blew the Ram's horn for the beginning of the year. The ram's horn was Aries, the Ram. And out of that comes the ram, or the lamb of God. In the ancient Hebrew they put to death the lamb, because it was called the paschal lamb, the symbol for the age under Aries, the paschal lamb, or ram. Then in the next age we have the bull, when they were worshipping the golden calf. They worshiped the sun as the golden part, and the calf was the bull, or Taurus the bull. So the golden calf represented Taurus the bull.