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Spring Equinox Crucifixion Rituals

Updated on October 6, 2014

Christian Martyrs

Every Easter it comes to mind just what the equinox really means in religious terms. For some they may never consider it but for others it means a very holy time of year but what of its origins? Does anyone consider them? What of the crucified Saviour? Was he the only one? How many men died as gods to save the world?

The image in the picture is very similar to a vision I had many years ago. It was of a mass of people standing on a hill and before them was a large stone with a hole in the center. As the sun passed behind it the rays changed into the prismatic colours of the rainbow and central to it was a large right angled cross. Although exaggerated the cross with circle is obviously from the ancient symbol of sun worship.

In my vision the scene was awesome and reproducing it through a piece of cardboard at dawn brought the same results. The colours radiated out in circles of spendour and pulsed as they moved perpetually outwards adding to the awesome effect, It was not hard to see where man got the idea that the sun is a god. It was also obvious why man thought that by dying on the cross at dawn in the circles of light he would become a god and rise up with the sun to rule forever as 'her' mate.

The image of this is etched in rock art from Scandinavia to Stonehenge and from the Americas to Australia. Among the Maya scenes on iconography depict kings chopping their own heads off and bodies have been found where the proedure was not successful and the bones in the neck healed over. In the Middle East men died as bulls to marry the goddess who was depicted as both a woman with horns and as a cow.

Then came a ruler in Rome who decided on a better idea. Why not kill one man instead of hundreds of martyrs every equinox? He based his new religion on it and from then on his cohorts built up a great story.

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typical goat
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The Origin of the Christian Scapegoat

The innocent looking goat became a victim of man's heightened desire to please the sun god. The name 'goat' is as 'got' or 'god' and it was named for its horns, which, like the images of Hathor, could hold the sun between them.

If it was already a god then it could supposedly take away man's sins by dying on the cross. As sick as it sounds there are images of crucified goats in the records.

For this to work men would parade past the beast and touch its coat. They would then be invited to feast on the flesh after the sacrifice This same idea is carried forth in the sacrifice of sheep by Jews and Muslims. But it had a far more potent meaning in ancient Rome.

Seven days before the equinox on the 22nd March men could be selected from off the street to be the next scapegoat. This ritual was conducted in every town and village. The date of the selection was, of course, the Ides of March, the 15th. The ones chosen would then be locked up and treated like gods as a prelude to the after-life they could expect. They had women, food, wine, music and everything else they could possibly desire until the day dawned for their sacrifice.

On this day too there was a great celebration for Anna Peranna, another title for the sun, and women would sit around the streets baking little round cakes etched with crosses which were given away to passers by. It is, of course, the origin of the hot cross bun or easter cakes, known of in just about all christian societies. Meanwhile a group of men dressed in costumes and banging on drums would parade around the streets to select their scapegoat.

The term 'equinox' is from 'equin' for horse and 'ox' for the bull. The one who died as her mate was the 'ox', which literally means 'circle of the cross'. The sun was symbolised by the 'horse', or 'equine'. 'I-quin' literally means 'eye queen' while 'quin is the origin of 'queen' and the female name 'Gwen'. 'Guinevere' was the name of King Arthur's wife, a legionary figure in British folklore.

'Arthur' is from 'Or-t-or' and literally stands for 'Sun cross of the sun' (Holt 2000) Oddly enough he had to pull the sword (symbolic cross) from the stone. So it appears that the fable was based on the equinox ritual. The sword was called 'Excalibur' or 'X-of calibur or the 'cross of calibur'. That can be broken down to 'x-el-i-b-or' or 'cross of god-eye bearing the sun'.

'El' is an old term for 'god' and linguistically [c], [x], [ch] and [q] have the same etymology. Historical linguistics shows that vowels were unstable and could swap around depending on the accent of the speaker. Even the spelling of terms was unstable as few people were literate and not much was written down but rather passed down by word of mouth.

Through their sun-sticks (the origin of the term 'sol-stic') men determined the exact time when the sun was equally balanced between the north and south poles. That is the quin-ox' because now the horse and the ox would be united through death, It was, therefore, a time of great magic. Those who died on this day were considered to be gods by that fact alone but to die on the cross as her OX meant they would forever rule in the heavenly kingdom.

Ox is also bull, ball, baal, and baali and when the facts about the origin of Easter are known the Spirit promised that "thou shalt call me Issi; and shalt call me no more Ba-a-li" Hosea 2:16. 'Issi' or 'Is-h-si' (Jews and Greeks added letter [h] to it) means 'spirit'.

The translation is that God was never on a cross, never was the scapegoat and never erased man's sins. If you are 'in the spirit' you cannot act against God. Sin is a man made invention for power and control

All over the Roman Empire men would then die at dawn on crosses in expectation that they were saving their communities from devastation and hardship while taking their sins into the other world. When Constantine invented his religion he kept the festival in the form of declaring one man to be the scapegoat, and that, of course, was Jesus Christ. But so potent was the symbolism of this time that he had to change the date from the Equinox to the new moon following, in case it was unacceptable.

'I-star' (eye-star) is the name given to the rainbow image that penetrated the stone with the seven rainbow colours. From it we get 'Easter' and Constantine also altered the time of 'dawn' to 'noon', to further confuse his critics.

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These images were painted when the horse in this region resembled the draft horse, and it possibly had long woolly coats, which is not how they are represented here.

In Europe, as elsewhere, winter was extremely cold and from c20,000 ya it is believed that homo sapiens lived here from the end of the last Ice Age. They hibernated over winter in caves such as these in Lascaux.. They painted some extaordinary images on the walls and ceilings while penetrating the inner depths and chambers with nothing more substantial than oil lamps to find their way. They reproduced astounding images of animals and other scenes.

From arftifacts found within it is known, or suspected, that many of the chambers were also used for iniation ceremonies and for rituals.

The animal that most dominates the cave images is the bull (also buffalo) with the horse running a close second. In great splendor these two species were reproduced with symbols and etchings which may, if we knew the key, tell us just what the people of the time were thinking. Many have tried to discover the secret to unlock the mysteries hidden in these darkened places but no one has really produced a satisfactory explanation, until now.

The bull (or buffalo) is the OX, another term for it, and the horse is the 'i-quin'. It is my belief, therefore, that the caves were representative of the Mother god's kingdom into which the couple retreated out of sight to procreate the earth's bounties.

There are some images that speak of this rather strongly, such as the one where the bull and horse are entwined, as though in a love scene. Because of copy right issues I can't put up those images but one can review them in publications on the caves, mostly in the Southern regions of France and in Northern Spain.

The 'bull' was also known as 'baal' or 'ball' and ball games, such as those played by the Maya and Aztecs were a challenge to put the ball through the hoop, as the bull passing through the circle to the after-life. It is considered by archaeologists that the loser was then sacrificed but my research has it the other way round. The winner was the one who became the bull. It is from this type of game that the term 'bull's eye' came about. It is also why men challenge the bull in bull rings and in other ways. To defeat the bull was to make yourself the next consort of the Queen of Heaven.

It is also why men chose to suffer the pain of death through martyrdom. The stronger they are the more successful they will be in overpowering previous mates was the obvious thinking. The term 'martyr' is from 'ma-r-t-i-r', or sometime similar, and it means 'mother's power - cross of the eye of power'. American Indians were observed practicing the same beliefs as those in Europe. So the Pope learned from the Conquestadors that the devil had taken the Catholic religion to Mexico and Peru in order to give it to the Indians.

Scenes in Scandinavia show a male human like figure standing behind the horse with a huge penis in a position to penetrate the vagina. This is reminiscent of a similar image at Stonehenge. The male figure is depicted with wings and the head of a bird, in other words as a spirit about to rise to the heavens and fertilise the sun.

The relationship betwen the sun and horse is also to be found in the name of 'Horus', the Egyptian son of Isis and Osiris. As 'h-or-o-s" it means hill of sun's circle of light.

An ancient image from Europe (copyrighted so I can't show it to you) shows the Mother god as a figure whose head is heart shape and she wears a transparent skirt of 5 layers, 5 being one of the symbols for the sun/ She has a pronounced vagina and a fish stands upwards with its head touching the entrance to the vagina. This means the fish is the fertiliser of Mother god,

In Egyptian tombs Pharoahs were wrapped in such a way as to resemble a fish. Ramsis II tomb shows him with his arms crossed as well as the seven rays of the sun (seven being another symbol for it) penetrating the hole above the tomb. Above him is a figure with a cross to show he has been crucified. This is in conjunction with him accepting the powers of god-ship from Isis while Hathor loooks on. Christ, oif course, is symbolised by a fish by Christians to this day. This is no doubt the message behind the following passage.

Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt: to all that trust in him. Isaiah 26:6

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The Sacred Marriage

The common link between bulls, buffaloes, goats and such are their horns. Like Hathor, they could hold the sun on their head, a picture that may have presented itself when positioned in the right place.

Through my linguistic study of ancient symbols and sounds (led by the Spirit) the term 'h-or-n' was found to mean 'hill of sun's victory' and the image of the sun came through props which resembled horns. In the bible 'horn' stands for 'wisdom', as in this passage.

I will make thy horn iron, and thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people. Michah 4: 13

Ancient chiefs of tribes worldwide wore headdresses of horns to show their authority and wisdom, except in countries like Australia where there were no horned beasts. Even the pope's mitre has the semblance of 2 horns, although disguised to hide the fact.

The sun held aloft between two horns is the origin of the halo, and ancient images of saints showed them with the sun's circle and the right angled cross drawn within it..'Halo' is akin to terms like 'hollow', for the hole in the stone, and 'hello' for a greeting when people massed together on the peak to view the image. The hollow is of course the hole. 'Hole-eye' or 'hol-i' is the origin of the term 'holy' which religions have kept to clarify things of divine meaning or connections.

When winter was over people left their caves for the mountain tops to view the image at the time when the sun's passage was equal from both sides. It was deemed the holiest time of the year. As they went forward in a stream it was the 'ma-r-x' or 'mother's powerful cross' that drew them on. 'Mark' is another term for 'horse' and also for the 'cross'.

As 'X' and 'ch' are the same linguistically it is the origin of the term 'march' and the month named for the event. 'March' also means to walk in a group.

It was the 'Eye's Star' that drew them and from this came 'Easter'. Roman Emperor Constantine changed the date of Easter to hide this connection. But still Easter is the time of the crucifixion of the god man, now nominated as Jesus Christ. Constantine also abolished the ancient practice of taking scapegoats for crucifixion to pave the way for his religious image and to ensure its survival.

But he could not change everything and there are many remnants of the old in modern practices and beliefs. For instance the god-man was expected to rise with the sun 3 days after his crucifixion. That is 25th March, which was deemed by the Catholic Church to be the date of the impregnation of Mary. As noted in many of my lenses 'Mary' is as 'Ma-r-i' which means 'mother's powerful eye'. It is deemed by the religion to be the name of the Mother of God, instead of the Mother god.

25th March is also the date when the old calendar began. Likewise the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, although the first day of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere is 1st March. Constantine's image of a Saviour god was also deemed to resurrect 3 days after crucifixion and to raise bodily into heaven, a physical impossibility. The old practices and beliefs could not be so easily done away with although they were altered to confuse the issue.

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      You are so right that there are sooo many religious lies.. unfortunately many of the Zeitgeistist explanations are somewhat flawed due to some incomplete knowledge.. but people are on the right track. Keep searching for the truth.

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