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Osiris Rising: Egypt Hot Spot 2012

Updated on September 12, 2012

Osiris? But Isn't He Egyptian Lore?

Every One knows of the Mayan calendar ending, thus meaning the supposed end of the world. Many say that this was just the end of a calendar - just like each year we have our own calendar end, then begin again. After all, they couldn't keep making this thing forever!

But why December 21, 2012? It's the specific date that catches most people. This is the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, which in itself holds a lot of symbolism. Why did the Mayans pick this day? Perhaps it was just a tidy day to end it. After all, as the darkest day of the year passes, it leads to longer days and eventually warmer times, thus a new year of growth.

However, the Mayans were not the only culture to pick such an influential day to end their calendar, or in some interpreters' views, End of Days.

The Egyptians predicted that during this time, on this day, Osiris, would rise again, on December 21, 2012 at 22:18 (10:18pm).

The number 14 is Significant

In Numerology, 14 reduces to 5. 1+4=5.

  • 5 represents man. "According to the Bible, it is the symbol of the Man-God by the five wounds of the Christ on cross (for this reason, it is also considered as the number of the grace). But it is also associated to the man in general (2 + 3) having an unstable character of duality, 2, in spite of his divinity, 3." - www.RidingtheBeast.com
    5 also represents man due to the many parts of us that are five - five limbs, five fingers, five senses, five toes, and so on.
  • It is the number of Harmony and Balance
  • Blavatsky: "5 is the spirit of life and human love." (H. P. Blavatsky was a psychic at the turn of the 20th century)
  • Corresponds to the plant Mars
  • Means change, adventure, excitement


Who is Osiris?

Osiris is the Egyptian deity of Death and Resurrection. He is the oldest son of the Earth God, Geb, and is classically depicted as having green skin, partially mummified at the legs, and holds a crook and flail. About him in some way are generally ostrich feathers, which symbolizes the necessity of purity of heart in order to pass Osiris to the after life.

He is the offspring of Geb and Nut, the sky Goddess, and is the brother of Set and Isis, as well as her husband. Together, Osiris and Isis had Horus, who became the national patron God of Egypt. Osiris was said to be the judge of the afterlife, and was always thought to be just and merciful. He was also important as he played a hand in the fertility of the River Nile and vegetation.

A popular story of Osiris is that of how Horus came to be. Set had killed Osiris by tricking him to get into a box, which he sealed and threw into the Nile. Osiris's wife Isis was able to find the box lodged in a tree-trunk, but alas, she was too late, and he was already dead. Isis, in need of a child, was able to bring Osiris back to life briefly in order to impregnate herself. When Osiris died again, she laid his body back into the desert. Horus was born after his resurrection, and thus is thought to be the deity of new beginnings. Set, while out hunting, found his body, and was furious. He tore the body into 14 pieces and hid them throughout the land. Isis was able to gather back these body parts - all except for the phallus, upon which catfish had feasted. She bandaged him up, and the Gods were impressed with her dedication, and his resurrection, and thus was deemed the God of Death and Resurrection.


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What does Osiris Rising Mean?

Astrologically and astronomically, Osiris is Orion. Most in the the northern hemisphere know of Orion's Belt in the sky, and some even know of his dog, Sirius at his foot.

An interesting thing about Orion's belt is that the distance and placing of the Great Pyramids of Giza is a smaller scale of the placing of the stars in Orion's belt. Some say that this is the reason the Pyramids were built. On December 3rd, of 2012, a once in 3700 year event will occur, which is the rising of Orion's belt directly over the three pyramids. This is one reason why the Egyptians picked December of 2012 for the rising of Osiris.

Osiris rising means the return of Osiris to Earth. Due to the nature of his death and resurrection, it became symbolical of the seasons, the life and fertility of the earth giving way to darkness and death of winter. When he was resurrected, he gave life, he impregnated Isis with Horus. Thus, his rising and return to earth will mean return of life, a return of order to the world.

Will You Read this Hub in 2013?

Well, I can't say whether or not you will read this, or any one for that matter. But be around to read it? If Egyptian lore is true, and Orisis returns to the earth and brings with him the order of the cosmos, I think we will all be around to see it.

The Mayans' calendar ends. The Elders of such say it will be the new consciousness arising. It will be Osiris Rising.

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    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thanks so much, Jen! This is king to be the first part in a series I think, so keep any eye out :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      This was a fascinating read! Thank you! I've heard about the end of the Mayan calender (or the world...) but all the stuff about Osiris rising is new to me and really interesting. I don't believe the world is ending this year (or I'm certainly not going to worry about it...) but I want to believe in Osiris rising because a return to order and a new consciousness can only be a good thing in this mad world in which we live... voted up and all sorts, good luck on your travels, Jen

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      Kartik ahir 

      6 years ago from India

      ya it was great reading this hub it add to my knowledge......

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look into it :)

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      cfin 

      6 years ago from The World we live in

      Check out newgrange, dowry, and north. Very interesting :)

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      I'm excited to see the outcome, most certainly!

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thank you so much!

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thank you so much, friend!

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Definitely. I'd like to find out of more prophecies from other areas as well. It's one of my continuous researching projects going on between work and other filming events.

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thank you so much! I read this on my phone last night on my way back from Seattle, and it made my night! Thank you so much for your support! We are definitely wanting to document this event, and I am so excited to do so, and bring Egypt's prophecy to the Western world. Especially since this is such a unique event!

      Feel free to hit me up any time for a good brain picking on 2012, friend :)

      ~Nicola

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your well wishings. I know things are troubling over there at the moment, but who's to say what the future holds!

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Thank you so much for all your comments and support! I am super excited because I will be going to Egypt for this event of make a documentary. And I am going to shamelessly promote it on here :) I have a few other Hubs about the journey thus far (have a look at the There and Begin Again Ones) and we would love the support of every one, and so I would like to share this link:

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/336297096/ther...

      It's our kickstarter that allows every one to contribute and have a special part in making it happen. Please check it out! And, if any one would mind, share it for us :)

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      Garifalia 

      6 years ago

      Dearest ThompsonPen,

      from the bottom of my heart I wish you a safe and productive journey. I'm sure due to the nature of your trip everything will be fine. Make certain that you first make good friends there who will assist you. I love those type of documentaries and never miss them. I wish you all the best and I'll be waving to you from Greece.

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      Jon 

      6 years ago from UK

      This is the best hub I have ever read, I have been following this since my early twenties and have been preaching about 2012 for nearly twenty years, with as you can imagine a lot of raised eyebrows, and funny enough since all of the hype over the last five or so years, I just considered one of those 2012 nut's, but my research has only led me to believe that with this date being documented for millennia from all corners of the globe could so many different people for so many years come up with the same astronomical date as a significant point in history to be aware of?

      I have to say you have made this hub very easy for all readers with all levels of existing knowledge of this subject or the complete novice.

      I salute your hubbing skills and will be following your work from now on.

      I am so happy to find a like mined hubber on this subject, I would be very interested in finding out your personal views on this as well.

      Simba

      Great Hub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      cfin 

      6 years ago from The World we live in

      With the pyramids and ancient temples (that align with the solstice) all over the world, from Mexico, Ireland and Egypt, to Nigeria and Peru, its such a wonderful and interesting topic.

    • ThompsonPen profile imageAUTHOR

      Nicola Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      This is in fact why I'm going in December :) we will be making a documentary on this very event!

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      Garifalia 

      6 years ago

      Impressively interesting and very well written. Is this why the trip in December?

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      LABrashear 

      6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      I am facinated with Egyptian culture and lore. However, I did not know about Osiris Rising. We're studying Ancient Egypt right now. I am going to share this bit of lore with the kids. Great timing and information! Thanks and voted up!

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      DS Duby 

      6 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I loved this hub, I've always been fascinated with Egyption lore and mythology, well all ancient lore actually. your presentation was great, I had no idea of the correlation between Osiris and Dec 2012 it definitely puts a new perspective on things. Voted up, awesome interesting and shared.

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Isn't this interesting. I had never heard of Osiris before, but of coure, I have heard of Orion. This is another interesting theory of the end of things in December 2012. Who knows?

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