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From: BARILOCHENSE6999  (Original message) Sent: 28/01/2012 20:42

Gates of the Sun

On the freemasons website that Wayne Herschel is referring to on the Key of Solomon website, the freemasons speak of the wisdom of the ancient Philosophers who regarded the soul of man to have its origins in Heaven. The soul was believed to incarnate into the flesh after having descended from Heaven passing through the Gate of Man. Having lived another live on Earth the soul eventually left the body after death and returned to Heaven again this time passing through the Gate of God. The Gate of Man corresponds with the crossing of the Milky Way and ecliptic at 5° Gemini (sidereal zodiac) while the Gate of God corresponds with the crossing of the Milky Way and ecliptic in 5° Sagittarius.

The Greek writer Macrobius called these gates on the ecliptic, through which the souls ascended and descended to Heaven, the Gates of the Sun. This is because not only mortal man but also the Sun dies and is reborn in the precession cycle at the very same gates. When the Sun resides on the gates of the Sun at an equinox or solstice, it represents a Galactic Alignment and Great Celestial Conjunction.

What happens during the 39 year period of a Great Celestial Conjunction is that the Sun at the equinox or solstice slowly shifts through the Galactic Equator of the Milky Way.

Galactic Equator
Winter Solstice Galactic Alignment of the Sun with the Galactic Equator


On Earth, the River Nile was the reflection of this great river in the sky, in accordance with the Hermetic principle "as above, so below." Herschel's earliest ingenious research has demonstrated that all of the pyramids along the river Nile represent constellations along the Milky Way, not just Orion! There are more than 50 pyramids in total, and their true meaning can only be deciphered when one considers the whole of Egypt.

During a Great Celestial Conjunction, the Sun crosses that great river in the sky, the Milky Way. Egyptologists explain that the solar God Ra (and Horus) required a boat because they sailed the Heavens from sunrise in the East to sunset in the West. At night, Ra travelled the Netherworld to be reborn in the morning at sunrise. Egyptologists reject the idea that the Egyptians understood the Precession of the Equinoxes and that the Sun also sojourns along the zodiac in a 26,000 year journey corresponding with the Precession Cycle.

In the Book of the Gates, the travel of the Sun at night along with the deceased pharaoh into the Netherworld is described. The Sun enters the Netherworld in the first hour just after sunset to be reborn in the morning at sunrise after a twelve hour nocturnal journey. There are many parallels, however, with the precessional journey of the Sun along the twelve signs of the zodiac to be discovered in the Book of the Gates. The 12 hours in the Book of Gates are structured into four groups of three hours, denoting a cross in the face of the clock. In the 12th hour Nun raises the solar barque with the scarab beetle of the Sun God from the primeval waters (Milky Way?), this is the hour of the rebirth of the Sun.

Nun
Left: Nun raises the solar barque from the primeval waters at ‘sunrise’, the time of the rebirth of the Sun.


During Ra's travel through all of the twelve signs of the zodiac in the precession cycle, he will be requiring a boat to twice cross that great river in the sky, the Milky Way! It is probably the only reason why the Egyptian deities required a Sun barque in the first place. Boats are used to cross waters, not skies, so it was used not for their nightly ecliptic travel from East to West through the Netherworld, but for their travels along the zodiac in the precession cycle. It is during this journey that the Sun would be required to cross the waters of the Milky Way at least twice. The Book of the Gates may therefore have been misinterpreted by Egyptologists as the nocturnal journey of the Sun simply because they reject the idea that the Egyptians understood Precession! Keep in mind that only twice per year on the equinox the day and night will be exactly 12 hours in length. It is therefore far more logical that the 12 hours in the Book of the Gates are in fact the 12 zodiacal Ages of the Precession Cycle.

Pharaohs in ancient Egypt were buried with their arms crossed holding Ankhs in their hands. This posture of the deceased pharaoh can be found on sarcophagus and in statues throughout Egypt. The Ankh represents a cross symbol.

 

Tjel, major of Memphis under Amenhotep III Sarcophagus with arms crossed
Left: Grave statue of Tjel mayor of Memphis under Amenhotep III Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden.
Right: Sarcophagus with crossed arms and X cross on chest, Dutch National Museum of antiquities, Leiden.
 

Since the Greek inherited much of their wisdom from the Egyptians, it's more than reasonable to suspect that the gate or portal mentioned in the Book of the Gates through which the pharaoh enters the Netherworld is, in fact, the Gate of God that the Greek writer Macrobius writes about. The Gate of God was also called the Golden Gate, while the Gate of Men was called the Silver Gate. The very same Egyptian cross symbolism used by the pharaohs associated with the Golden and Silver gates of the soul (and the Sun) can still be recognized in the coat of arms of the Vatican, consisting of two crossed keys; one Golden, one Silver.

Vatican Coat of Arms
Silver and Golden cross in the Coat of Arms of the Vatican


The Golden Gate is the ecliptic Milky Way crossing at the Scorpio-Sagittarius nexus on the zodiac while the Silver Gate is the Milky Way ecliptic crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus. The Silver Gate was represented by the horns of Isis and the associated bull Taurus.

The Silver Gate is also clearly depicted in the Narmer Palette (3100 BC) named after the Egyptian pharaoh. The Narmer Palette shows the celestial goddess bull Bat (Taurus) with her horns bent over pointing exactly to the place of the rebirth of the Sun, the Silver Gate. The two cow's heads on top of the palette also represent Bat. In-between the two cow goddesses a hieroglyph is depicted representing the rising of the Sun in between two mountains on the horizon. It's a hieroglyph that is very similar to the Akhet hieroglyph with the same significance.

Narmer Palette
Bat on the left and right with the 'Akhet' glyph in between.

Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden
 

Bat was the goddess of the Milky Way considered to be a pool of Bat's cow milk. Bat was also the goddess of the human soul, the "Ba" that incarnated into human life form. Since the soul incarnated into human life passing through the Silver Gate (crossing of Milky Way and ecliptic), it's not surprising that Bat was both the goddess of the Milky Way and the human soul. Ba is a derivative of Bat, whereas "Ka" represents the human light-body. "Mer" represents the light of the Egyptian light-body-soul complex, the "Mer-Ka-Ba." Bat was also called the "Ba of Two Faces." Egyptologists are in the dark about her name and don't seem to understand that she was called this way, because there are actually two portals both to and from the Netherworld for the Ba to descend into the physical plane (Silver Gate) and ascend from the physical plane (Golden Gate). Both Hathor, Isis and Bat are all cow goddesses and Egyptologists have often pointed out the similarities between these goddesses depicted with cow-horns suspecting that they may have the same origins...they all represent the Silver Gate.

At the bottom of the Narmar palette in-between the horns of the bull, the very same hieroglyph is depicted as the one shown between two Bat bulls on top of the palette. This Akhet-like hieroglyph symbolises the rising Sun on the horizon.

Narmer palette 2 Narmer Palette 3

The Narmar Palette, bull in close up on the right. The bull is leaning towards the Silver Gate near the Gemini-Taurus nexus depicted in between the horns. The hieroglyph in between the horns resembles an Akhet glyph and represents the Silver Gate.

Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden

 


On the other side of the Narmer palette two identical men, hence suggesting twins are depicted. They are both looking over their shoulders to a particular square over the left man’s shoulder. We surmise that the twins represent Gemini which would make sense since the actual ecliptic Milky Way crossing of the Silver Gate occurs in 5° Gemini (sidereal zodiac) and the square could therefore be suggesting the Silver Gate.

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Narmer palette backside

Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden
 

The author Audrey of the website "Ancient Egypt" writes while referring to the Narmar Palette: "They present an overview of the astronomical event which occurred on September 21st in 4468BCE, when the Autumn (Fall) Equinox of the Sun was in conjunction with the Milky Way."

At the Autumnal Equinox, the Sun was indeed at the Milky Way, however at the Golden Gate. At the Vernal Equinox of 4468 BC, the Sun resided at the Silver Gate. The author (Audrey) does not seem to realise that this moment represented a Great Celestial Conjunction when the equinox axis (Vernal and Fall) aligned with the Galactic Equator and the Sun resided at the Gates of the Gods.

Instead, while interpreting the hieroglyphs of the 10 decapitated figures near the Solar Barque, he writes quote, "The full meaning of the hieroglyph can therefore be interpreted as 'the Sun at a sacred gateway, opening or portal'..."

While Hathor, Isis and Bat are all cow goddesses, Egyptologists have often pointed out the similarities between these goddesses depicted with cow-horns suspecting that they may have the same origins. . . .   
We suggest that they all represent the Silver Gate.

There is an even older Egyptian goddess that later was associated with Isis and Hathor. Her name is Serket and she was the deification of the scorpion goddess who healed stings and bites. Eventually, Serket was associated with Isis and she was said to be just an aspect of Isis. Serket and Isis can therefore be regarded as the ‘Ba of Two Faces’. While Isis represents the Silver Gate at the Gemini-Taurus nexus, Serket is her counterpart and she represents the Golden Gate at the Scorpio-Sagittarius nexus. This is why she’s wearing the scorpion on her head while she joined Ra in his barque on his journey around the zodiac in a Great Year.

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Left: Isis with the solar disk in between the horns representing the Silver Gate
Right: Serket with the scorpion at her head representing the Golden Gate.


The sacred Egyptian scarab beetle is a metaphor for the Sun in the precession cycle whereas the dung ball represents the Sun. The scarab beetle rolls its dung ball with his hind legs backwards, symbolizing the backward motion of the Sun through the zodiac in the precession cycle. Since the scarab beetle has many similarities with a scorpion, we surmise that Serket and the scarab beetle both represent the Golden Gate in Egyptian mythology.

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Right: Scarab representing the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way
 near Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus. The dung ball of Scarab beetle is the Sun.
 

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On the left, the scarab beetle in a barque. On the right, the bull with the horns in a barque. They represent the places where Ra requires a barque to cross the Milky Way river in the precession cycle and thus represents the galactic equator.

Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden.

 


The most interesting of female ‘horned’ Egyptian goddesses in the Egyptian pantheon is Seshat. She was the goddess of astrology mathematics architecture and keeper of the measure of time.

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Seshat with the down turned horns and eight pointed cross.
 

Although interpretations differ what the cross above Seshat represents, some believe it represents a seven pointed star on a pole, other believe it represents a papyrus leaf, the authors of this article suggest that it represents an eight pointed cross, symbol of the Great Celestial Conjunction. It is placed right below the down turned horns exactly at the place where the Sun will reside during a Great Celestial Conjunction at equinoxes or solstices. Seshat headdress was called Safekh-Aubi (Sefekh-Aubi) and meant ‘She who wears the two horns’.

Seshat helped pharaoh with the alignment of the temples in Egypt in a ritual called Pedjeshes which translates into ‘Stretching the cord’ (Pedj--"to stretch," Shes--"a cord").  Armed with two pegs connected by a rope, pharaoh was accompanied by a priestess representing Seshat and aligned the temple to the celestial’s Bull’s leg while Seshat connected the other peg to her ‘home place’.  

Since Seshat’s ‘home place’ is in between the horns of bull Taurus where the Sun resides at a Great Celestial conjunction and where also the eight pointed cross is depicted, the authors suggest that in the Pedjeshes alignment ritual the Pleiades as the ‘leg of the bull’ (Taurus) is being used to show the way to the place where the Sun would reside at a Great Celestial Conjunction. In this ritual the temple was aligned accordingly!

Pleiades as a way shower to the summer solstice Sun of 1998
(Great Celestial Conjunction era 2012)

 

See also Wicherink’s reinterpretation of Herschel’s conclusions on Stonehenge


Wayne Herschel mentions ‘the stretching of the rope’ ritual in his book ‘The Hidden Records’. The ‘Leg of the Bull’ (meaning the Pleiades) is mentioned in the temple of Hathor in Dendera where it is written:

“The living god Thoth – nourished by the sublime goddess in the temple – the sovereign of the country – stretches the rope in joy (align with it) – With his glance .. - ..towards the ‘ak’ of the bull’s thigh constellation.. – he establishes the temple house of the mistress of Dendera, as it took place there before”

(Wayne Herschel, The Hidden Records, pg 141)

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    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:15

    Great Celestial Conjunction Crosses
    Part II: Crosses in the Old World

    Jan Wicherink

     

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    Utu/Shamash the ancient Sun God of Mesopotamia

    Download this article in PDF form here

     

     

    Introduction

    This article is the sequel to the Great Celestial Conjunction crosses that appear in the New World. In part I the Great Celestial Conjunction was discussed that is occurring in era-2012 when the Earth Cross aligns with the Galactic Cross. It was demonstrated how this knowledge was encrypted in the creation myths and artefacts of the Mesoamerican natives, the Maya and the Aztecs.

    In this article it will be shown that the same knowledge also existed in the Old World. This article is meant to demonstrate the principles only and in no way does it claim to be a complete survey of the ancient understanding of precession and Great Celestial Conjunctions. It should be regarded as an eye-opener to the possibility that the ancients understood that there are two crosses involved in the precession cycle that define the moments of the Great Celestial Conjunctions.

    These crosses are encoded in artefacts by means of the 4 and 8 pointed crosses that represent the Earth Cross (cross of the Zodiac) and the Galactic Cross (intersection of the Galactic Equator with the ecliptic and its perpendicular axis). When the rotating Earth Cross is superimposed over the fixated Galactic Cross an 8 pointed cross is formed. The two crosses become conjunct at four moments during a precession cycle when they overlap to form one four pointed cross. This event is called a Great Celestial Conjunction and is happening in between the years 1978-2017.

    In this part the symbolism of the 4 pointed cross and the 8 pointed crosses in the Old World will be discussed and we will demonstrate how the Great Celestial Conjunctions was understood and encoded in the myths and mysteries of the ancient past.
     
    The premise of this article is that in ancient times in the Old World the Galactic Cross was denominated by the signs Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo.

    These signs are mentioned in the book of Revelations and Ezekiel as the four Cherubim that would return at the ‘End of Times’ and I therefore suggest that it represents the intersection of the Milky Way and the ecliptic and its perpendicular axis. Scorpio as one of the four Cherubim is often replaced by the Eagle representing the constellation Ophiuschus near Scorpio.

    Ezekiel 1:10 : As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

    Revelations 4:6-8:  
    6. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
    7. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
    8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

    While the Galactic Equator intersects the ecliptic in 5° Sagittarius and 5° Gemini in the sidereal zodiac, the boundaries of the signs Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo are within a 5° range of the true Galactic Cross in the sidereal zodiac.  

    The reason why the signs Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo were used to denote the Galactic Cross might be explained by the fact that the ancients, the Sumerians, Babylonians and Egyptians were more interested in the heliacal rising of constellations. The Egyptians for instance based their calendar on the heliacal rising of Sirius. The heliacal rising and setting of stars were incorporated into both calendars and zodiacs. The signs Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo are the constellations that heliacally rise before the constellation that define the true Galactic Cross 5° Gemini, 5° Pisces, 5° Sagittarius and 5° Virgo in the sidereal zodiac.

     

    Babylon, origin of the 8 pointed cross

    In ancient Babylon the Akkadian god Shamash (Sumerian Sun god Utu) was depicted as an 8 pointed star or 8 pointed cross. His name means Sun and temples were dedicated to Utu/Shamash in Babylon, Ur, Mari, Nippur and Nineveh. Shamash is the keeper of the Shenu (O| ring), a symbol that was also known in Egypt as the Shen. The symbol contains a coiled rope and it represents the orbit of the Sun or the ecliptic. It is also a symbol of undefined time and eternity and might therefore also represent the Sun’s orbit along the ecliptic in the precessional cycle. In the picture below Shamash is seated on a throne that is floating on water holding the Shenu. The water symbolically represents the river in the sky, the Milky Way. The 8 pointed solar disk is brought before Shamash on the offer table. Notice that this 8 pointed cross consists of two different four pointed crosses that are superimposed!  Also notice that below the Sun disk cross two snake-like curls appear, they represent the ecliptic. The resemblance of the Mesopotamian Sun disk with the Aztec Sunstone is striking! Both have two four pointed crosses with the ecliptic snake like curls at the bottom of the Sun disk.

    The pillar in front of Shamash is adorned with the same snake like curls at the base and capital of the pillar resembling the classical Greek Ionic style. As we will abundantly demonstrate in this article, the pillar in ancient times was associated with the Milky Way. Vincent Bridged and John Major Jenkins convincingly argued that the Egyptian Djed pillar must be associated with the Milky Way too. Notice that the pillar contains the curls at both the bottom and the top of the pillar! If capital and base curls represent the ecliptic, the two curls on both ends of the pillar represent the two crossing points of the ecliptic and the Milky Way that occur at a 180 degrees angle apart (The Gemini-Taurus nexus and the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus). Shamash is seated on a throne that is supported by two pillars and the pillars are supported by two figures (unidentified). Shamash (the Sun) is seated on top of the pillars (Milky Way) representing the two crossings of the ecliptic and Milky Way where the Sun is ‘seated’ on the Milky Way.

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    Top: Seal of the Sun god Utu/Shamash (Two separate four pointed crosses)
    Bottom: Aztec Sun Stone with the 8 pointed cross and the snake curls
    (See part I of this article).

    Above Shamash three circles appear, the two on the right are the 8 pointed crosses; the one on the left is an eclipse symbol representing a conjunction!

    At the bottom on the river four 8 pointed crosses are depicted. I suggest that they represent the four Great Celestial Conjunctions that appear in a Great Year.

    The Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh is believed to be an allegory of the precessing of the Sun along the zodiac signs in the precession cycle. The epic recounts Gilgamesh slaying of the Heavenly Bull (Taurus). The killing of the bull enraged Ishtar who had complained to the god Anu and asked for the Bull of the Heaven when Gilgamesh refused to marry her. After Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu killed the bull they offered its heart to Utu/Shamash (the Sun).

    This epic is believed to recount the transition of equinox sun from the Age of Taurus into the Age of Aries. Gilgamesh after his victory over the Bull of the Heavens became the first Sumerian shepherd King (Aries is the sign of the sheep). Ishtar in the epic is associated with the vernal equinox that determines the current Age in the precession cycle. This is why we still celebrate Easter (Ishtar) around the vernal equinox.

    In the epic of Gilgamesh we also find a recount of the Great Flood. A retelling of the Sumerian version of the Deluge is found in the Old Testament and is known as the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. The epic of Gilgamesh is recorded in twelve clay tablets (signs of the zodiac) within a cyclic nature that is to say that the beginning lines are quoted in the 11th tablet. In the 12th tablet Gilgamesh enters into the Underworld. In another epic Ishtar enters the underworld through the seven gates offering one piece of clothing for each gate that she passes. By the time she has entered into the underworld she stands naked. This tale may relate to the spiritual evolution of mankind and the spiritual development through the seven planes of consciousness corresponding with the 7 chakras to finally meet the naked Higher Self at the end of his spiritual journey.

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    Gilgamesh and Enkidu fighting a lion (Leo) and a bull (Taurus).

    Notice the 8 rays of the Sun Utu/Shamash!

    Cylinder seal from
    Ur.


    Did the Sumerians understand that there is a fixed cross in the sky?

    The Ishtar Gate was the 8th gate to Babylon and its walls contained bulls and dragons (serpents) that were depicted interchangeably. Through the gate ran the Processional Way into the city to the temple of Marduk. At a right angle to the walls of the gate we find a wall adorned with lions! The Ishtar Gate is symbolizing two of the four Cherubim signs of the zodiac at right angles exactly as they appear on the zodiac and may therefore represent the fixed cross or the Galactic Cross.

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    Left and centre: Gate of Ishtar entrance to Babylon, bull and lion.
    Right: reconstruction of the Gate of Ishtar at the Museum of Berlin, the bull occurs on
    the gate wall while the lion occurs on the wall of the
    Procession Way.

    The Babylonian deity Ea or Sumerian deity Enki was the precursor of the biblical serpent in the Garden of Eden. He was the creator of man and therefore also the precursor of the biblical Yahweh-Elohim. He denied man immortality, changed man’s single language into plural languages such that they could no longer understand each other and like Gilgamesh and Noah warned man to build an Ark for the coming Great Flood. The Great Flood occurred around a Great Celestial Conjunction estimated around 10.500 BC.

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    Left: Ea/Enki on his throne with the four pointed cross.
    Right: Ea/Enki and his pointing pole (staff) Nirah the serpent

    In the picture on the right Ea/Enki is holding a scorpion in his hands while he’s wearing he bull horns very similar to the horns of the Egyptian Isis-Hathor deity who was wearing the bull horns with a solar disk in between her horns

    Scorpio and Taurus are two of the four signs of the Galactic Cross and correspond with the Galactic Equator. The Ea/Enki serpents represent the ecliptic and the picture therefore suggests the crossings of the ecliptic with the Galactic Equator.

    Notice in the pictures on the left that Ea/Enki is seated on a throne with a single four pointed cross on it (the cross of a Great Celestial Conjunction). Water is pouring from his shoulders symbolizing the Milky Way. Ea/Enki as the serpent (ecliptic) intersects with the waters pouring from his shoulders (the Milky Way) and therefore also represents the crossing of the ecliptic and the Milky Way.

    The two guards next to Ea/Enki guard the gate of the Gods to the underworld that has been associated with the Galactic Equator-ecliptic crossings at the Sagittarius-Scorpio and Gemini-Taurus nexus.

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    Utu/Shamash in his serpent boat on the waters

    In the picture above we see Utu/Shamash with the fiery solar rays emanating from his shoulders in his serpent boat (Ecliptic) on the waters (Milky Way). Ashore Ishtar (Vernal Equinox) is watching. Notice that the Sun God is seated on his throne with a single four pointed cross? We also see a lion (Leo) on board the boat of Utu/Shamash. This picture I think represents the Great Celestial Conjunction that occurred around the Great Flood 10.500 BC when the vernal equinox (Ishtar) was in Leo. Shamash as the 8 pointed cross has transformed into the single four pointed cross of his throne!

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    Sumerian Marduk, 9th century BC cylinder seal found at Babylon

    In the picture above we see the Sumerian God Marduk on the waters (Milky Way). Next to him a serpent (Ecliptic) with two horns (Taurus) in depicted. Notice that Marduk is wearing the 8 pointed cross (Shamash/Uto) necklace (it’s damaged in the seal). In his hands he’s holding the Shenu (O-ring) a symbol very similar to the Egyptian Shen and Ankh and I suggest that it represents the Sun on the Galactic Equator. The Egyptian Ankh was later given an additional cross sign below the Sun +O such that it would represent the Sun on the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way (more on that later). This seal could be interpreted to represent again the Great Celestial Conjunction around 10.500 BC this time however it is presented as the summer solstice Sun on the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus.

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    Left: Utu/Shamash rising from Mt.Mashu (Zechariah Sitchen)
    Right: 8 pointed cross (Shamash) and two different four pointed crosses that when
    superimposed form an 8 pointed cross!

    According to Zecharia Sitchen in the picture above we see Utu/Shamash rising from Mount Mashu to bring the Golden Age! Notice the 8 pointed cross left of Utu/Shamash that symbolizes the Sun God. Below the 8 pointed cross we see two different four pointed crosses (+ and x) that when superimposed from the 8 pointed cross! On the right we see another 8 pointed cross. The Sumerian God is standing in between two hills of Mount Mashu flanked by banners. The two hills resemble the pylons of the Egyptian solar temples as well as the Egyptian Akhet (horizon) between which the sun rose.

    Daniel 7: 1-4
    1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
    2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
    3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
    4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it

    It is my premise that the cross of the Cherubim signs corresponds with one of the four pointed crosses that compose the 8 pointed cross of Utu/Shamash!

     


    Reply  Message 4 of 68 on the subject 
    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:16

    Egypt

    The four cherubim can also be found in Egypt where they are represented by sphinxes. Sphinxes were placed near the entrance of temples and they were often placed on pillars. Sphinxes incorporated all of the four Cherubim signs of the zodiac, since it had the face of a man (Aquarius), the legs of a bull (Taurus) and the body of lion (Leo) along with the wings of the Eagle (Scorpio) mentioned in Revelations 4:8.

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    Sphinx on a pillar

    The famous Sphinx at Giza is facing due East where it aligned with its celestial counter part Leo at the vernal equinox around 10.500 BC (Time of the Great Flood). This was the time that the summer solstice Sun aligned with the Dark Rift of the Milky Way; it was the time of a Great Celestial Conjunction

    When the sphinx is placed on top of a pillar its significance becomes apparent since the pillar represents the Milky Way and the four Cherubim represent the Galactic Cross. The most important pillar in ancient Egypt was the Djed pillar and it was associated with the backbone of Osiris. Authors like John Major Jenkins and Vincent Bridges have convincingly argued that it also represents the Milky Way. We will have more to say on this issue later.

    The Egyptians believed that the Heavens were supported by four pillars that they equated with the four legs of the celestial bull (Taurus) and the female deity Hathor. Since Taurus is one of the signs of the Galactic Cross, the four pillars of the word (Milky Way) could also correspond with the Milky Way-ecliptic crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus that defines the quadripartite nature of the Great Year when the Sun aligns with this crossing four times in a Great Year at equinoxes and solstices.

     

    Dendera Temple of Hathor

    The temple of Dendera is dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Hathor means ‘house of Horus’ and she was the personification of the Milky Way. In the Egyptian Ogdoad cosmogony, Hathor was said to be the wife of Ra and Horus was their son. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and she too was thought to be the mother of Horus. Horus was immaculately conceived from the virgin mother Isis.

    Hathor and Isis were later assimilated into Isis-Hathor since they are believed to be one and the same deity in the Egyptian pantheon. Isis and Hathor are both depicted with cow-horns with a solar disk in between the horns.

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    Left: Hathor with the Sun in between the horns holding the Ankh
    Centre: Hathor as the cow, notice the 8 pointed cross on her Menat necklace!
    Right:
    Isis breastfeeding her son Horus

    The celestial counterpart of Isis in the sky is the star Sirius, while Osiris celestial counterpart is Orion. While scholars generally agree that Isis with the horns must be associated with Canis Major the constellation containing Sirius, I suggest that she should be associated with Taurus as will demonstrate.

    First of all could the Holy Trinity, Osiris, Horus and Hathor-Isis with the Sun between the horns and the association of Hathor with the Milky Way have something to do with the crossing of the ecliptic and the Milky Way?

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    Holy Trinity from left to right: Osiris, Horus on the pillar and Isis.
    Horus on the pillar represents the Sun on the Milky Way!

    Below is the sky-chart of the summer solstice Great Celestial Conjunction (Galactic Alignment) of 1998. Notice how the Sun resides in between the horns of Taurus! Sirius, Orion, Taurus (Aldebaran) and the Pleiades are in line and form Osiris’s backbone! (The Pleiades are part of the constellation Taurus). The Pleiades show the way to the Sun on the Milky Way as we have demonstrated in our article ‘Stonehenge Summer Solstice Galactic Alignment’ and ‘2012 Freemasons Revelations’.

    The importance of the crossing of the ecliptic and the Milky Way is expressed in several Egyptian texts such as in the Pyramid texts: ‘May you ferry over by means of the Great Bull’ and ‘The Bull of the Sky has bent down his horn that he may pass over thereby’. In the Coffin texts we find the expression: ‘O Horn, ferry across Him who is in his shrine’. I suggest that these texts hint at the precession of the Sun; it’s Horus who needs a ferry across the Milky Way river near the Gemini-Taurus nexus. Have a look at the next picture and see what the symbolism of Isis-Hathor represents.

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    Hathor-Isis represents the crossing of the ecliptic and the

    Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus.

    There is another crossing of the Milky Way near the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus where Horus requires a ferry to cross the Milky Way in the precession cycle. In the papyrus Khensumes the God Nun appears with outstretched arms and holds aloft the solar bark of the Heavens. The ship is made of two cosmic serpents (representing the ecliptic). In the Egyptian creation myths Nun is the female deity of the waters of chaos, the primeval waters.

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    Left: Nun holding the solar bark with the scarab beetle
    Right: Scarab beetle 22nd Dynasty reign of Sheshong II

    The boat Nun is lifting is occupied by 8 deities including the scarab deity Khepera. In the Egyptian mythology the scarab beetle (dung beetle) Khepera pushed the rolling Sun along the ecliptic with his hind legs, just like the scarab beetle rolls his dung ball around all day. From the dung ball of the scarab beetle the eggs of the beetle are hatched and therefore the dung ball can not only be associated with the Sun but with birth as well. Khepera was a minor solar deity in the Egyptian pantheon but he was associated with rebirth and resurrection, as such he may represent the rebirth of the Sun on the Galactic Cross. The fact that the scarab beetle pushes the dung ball (Sun) with his hind legs backwards suggests that he should be associated with precession. While the Sun moves through the zodiac in a tropical year in one direction, the precession of the equinox Sun along the ecliptic moves in the opposite direction! The scarab beetle pushing the Sun backwards along the ecliptic is expressing exactly this aspect of precession.

    In the artefact of Sheshong we see the scarab beetle flanked by two cobras that emerge from the Shen (O| ring). The cobras suggest the ecliptic while the Shen suggest the crossings of the ecliptic and Milky Way. Tutankhamun’s cartouche contained a scarab beetle with the Sun inside the Shen glyph, which most likely expresses the idea of the Sun on the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing.

    The scarab beetle, the scorpion and the crab all have hard shells and are very similar in appearance. The scarab beetle may also have been used as the sign of Scorpio. The scarab beetle rolling the Sun on the ecliptic may express the idea of the Sun precessing through the Galactic Equator near the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus. Notice that there is a cross (Tau Cross) in the shell of the scarab beetle that was also depicted in Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The scarab beetle as a symbol expresses perfectly the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way near Scorpio. In the picture below the sky chart of the winter solstice of 1998 is depicted.

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    Scarab representing the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way
     near Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus.

    In the artefact depicted below, the two symbols that represent the two zodiac signs that correspond with the crossings of ecliptic and Milky Way are placed in barques and combined in one artefact. The barque expresses the fact that we are dealing with a crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way since this is the place where the precessing Sun passes the great river in the sky, the Milky Way. Above we see the winged solar disk with two serpents representing the ecliptic.

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    On the left the scarab beetle in a barque, on the right the bull with the horns in a barque.
    The scarab beetle represents the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexsus while the horns of
    the bull of course correspond with the Gemini-Taurus nexus.
    Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden.

     

    Circular Dendera Zodiac

    In the roof temple of Hathor at Dendera we find the circular Dendera zodiac.

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    Dendera Zodiac,
    temple of Hathor

    In the picture below we notice that Horus (1) is depicted in his barque on the Milky Way on the green cross. This cross represents the Galactic Cross since it runs through the signs Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo. Horis needs his barque to cross the Milky Way (Great River in the sky) during a precession cycle when the Sun shifts through the Galactic Equator at Great Celestial Conjunction solstices and equinoxes as a result of precession.

    Notice also that the bull with horns and solar disk (Taurus) is depicted multiple times (blue circles 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10). These bulls got the solar disk in between their horns and demonstrate that Isis-Hathor must have been regarded very important by the zodiac makers since it is referenced six times in the zodiac! The four bulls head on a pillar (9) might represent the four Great Celestial Conjunctions that occur during a Great Year. During a Great Year, the Sun aligns with the Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus on two equinoxes and two solstices, hence four conjunctions! Also the bull (2) with the horns and solar disk on the pillar next to Isis represents a conjunction of the Sun and Milky Way on the Gemini-Taurus nexus. Notice that Isis makes a four pointed cross with her flail and sceptre! Egyptian Pharaohs were buried in this gesture. The presence of all these bulls with the solar disks could mean that the Dendera Zodiac encodes Great Celestial Conjunctions.

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    1 Horus
    2 Cow with solar disk
    3 Leo with tail up
    4 Cow with solar disk
    5 Leo with tail down
    6 Cow with solar disk
    7 Taurus
    8 Cow with solar disk
    9 Cow with solar disk
    10 Cow with solar disk

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     Dendera Zodiac, red circles contain the signs of Leo. The blue circles contain the signs of Taurus. In the black circle Horus in depicted in his barque on the Milky Way and the Galactic Cross (green cross)

    In the picture below all of the signs of the zodiac are encircled and numbered. Notice that the signs are not evenly distributed. There are also two four pointed crosses in the zodiac. The green cross represents the Galactic Cross since it runs exactly through the signs Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo and Taurus. The second cross red cross runs next to the signs Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and Aries and I suggest it represents the Earth Cross.


    Reply  Message 5 of 68 on the subject 
    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:17

    The Earth Cross (red cross) is held by Horus (falcon headed deity) who’s depicted in twofold in the outer rim of the zodiac. Horus is holding the Earth Cross because he represents the Sun that moves along the zodiac during the precession cycle. The Galactic Cross (green cross) is held by the female deity Isis. Isis is associated with the fixated Galactic Cross since she corresponds with the Gemini-Taurus nexus where the ecliptic and the Milky Way intersect.          


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    1 Aries
    2 Taurus
    3 Gemini
    4 Cancer
    5 Leo
    6 Virgo
    7 Libra
    8 Scorpio
    9 Sagittarius
    10 Capricorn
    11 Aquarius
    12 Pisces

    13 Lion

     

    Dendera Zodiac contains an 8 pointed cross.
    The green cross represents the Galactic Cross.
    The red cross represents the Earth Cross, the red arrows
    correspond with the counter clockwise direction of precession

    Apparently the designers of the zodiac wanted to preserve the symmetry of the 8 pointed cross otherwise the Earth Cross would have been drawn straight through the signs Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and Aries as was done with the Galactic Cross. However for the Earth Cross the signs are depicted next to the cross.

    There is another very important reason why this was done. If we look at the sign Cancer (4) we notice that it is not placed on the Earth Cross (red cross) where it should have been if the signs were evenly distributed, instead Gemini (3) takes its place. Cancer (4) is placed to the left and pushed upwards on the Galactic Cross along with Leo (5)! This odd placement of Cancer could suggest the conjunction of the Earth Cross and Galactic Cross!

    The conjunction of both crosses is also suggested by depicting Leo twice in the zodiac. Leo is depicted once near the Earth Cross (13) and once where he really belongs on the Galactic Cross (5) (see picture above)

    In addition the tail of the lion near the Earth Cross (13) is turned up over his back while the lion is looking at its own tail. The tail of the lion near the Galactic Cross (5) has his tail turned down. The tail has swayed in counter clockwise direction, the direction of precession in the Dendera Zodiac (notice the red arrows on the Earth Cross). As a result of the counter clockwise rotation of the Earth Cross, it becomes conjunct with the Galactic Cross where the second lion is depicted! In addition the Lion on the Galactic Cross (5) is now depicted on a barque as if he’s travelled! 

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    Left : Lion (13) corresponding with the Earth Cross
    Right: Lion (5) corresponding with the Galactic Cross,
    this lion is placed inside a barque!

     

    Dendera Zodiac and Great Celestial Conjunctions

    R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz has pointed out that there are two hieroglyphs (1, 8) used on the exterior of the zodiac disk that represents the cardinal directions East and West (see picture below). In other words the axis (blue line) drawn through these glyphs represents an equinoctial axis and Schwaller de Lubicz believed that this line encoded the start date of the cult of the sacred bull Apsis and the inauguration of the new Pharonic calendar around 4240 BC. This time coincidentally happens to be close to the previous Great Celestial Conjunction!

    Let’s have a careful look at the equinoctial line (blue line); it passes in between Gemini (5) -Taurus (6) and Sagittarius (4) -Scorpio (3). In other words the equinoctial axis also represents the Galactic Equator. Both the Galactic Equator and the equinoctial axis align! Gemini occurs twice (5, 7), once on the Galactic Equator (5) and once on the rim (7) near the East glyph (8). At the other end of the Galactic Equator we find Sagittarius (4) and Scorpio (3). Near the West glyph on the Galactic Equator we find Isis and the cow with the solar disk in between the horns placed on a pillar (2)! This glyph suggests the Sun on the Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus; it’s the symbolism behind Isis-Hathor that we decoded above!

    We therefore conclude that Schwallar de Lubicz equinoctial axis is in fact encoding the Great Celestial Conjunction about 6480 years ago when the vernal equinox aligned with the Galactic Plane near the Taurus-Gemini nexus. In other words the equinoctial line through the hieroglyphs of East and West (blue line) in the Dendera zodiac encodes the Great Celestial Conjunction around 4480 BC. This is within a 240 year range of Schwaller de Lubicz estimated year. Since the year 4480 BC for the previous Great Celestial Conjunction is an estimation that is based on a Platonic Year (25920 years) that various within time, it’s safe to suggest that the previous Great Celestial Conjunction was indeed targeted by the Dendera zodiac.

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    1 West glyph
    2 Isis-Taurus
    3 Scorpio
    4 Sagittarius
    5 Gemini
    6 Taurus
    7 Gemini
    8 East glyph
    9 Horus on pillar

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    Dendara Zodiac Swaller de Lubicz.
    On the outer rim the hieroglyphs of the cardinal directions east and west appear.

    But let’s also point out an inconsistency as well! The blue line in the picture above denotes the equinox axis that aligns with the Milky Way at the Gemini-Taurus nexus in the constellation Gemini. However at the opposite side of the Galactic Equator at the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus, the equinox axis runs through Scorpio (3) instead of Sagittarius (4) which is incorrect! Fortunately there is a very specific reason for this and we can pardon the zodiac makers; Sagittarius had to be used for another Galactic Equator axis in de zodiac as well and it can’t be in two places at the same time. If we take a look at the axis that reads ‘Axis of the Temple’ (vertical red line, picture above) we notice that this line runs through Gemini (5) and Sagittarius (4), this is the correct axis for the Galactic Equator! In addition Horus (Sun) appears on the pillar (Milky Way) (9). Horus is actually represented here as the falcon (Horus is the falcon headed deity) on a papyrus stem, but the symbology is identical, solar god on the pillar, the Sun on the Galactic Equator.

    Could it be that there is another Great Celestial Conjunction encoded in the Dendera zodiac?

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    Dendera, Winter Solstice Sunrise

    In the picture above the winter solstice at Dendera is depicted. Notice that the azimuth of the winter solstice sunrise at Dendera is 116 º 30’. The angle between Swaller de Lubicz equinoctial axis and the Axis of the Temple in the zodiac is exactly 26 º 6’ (See bottom of the picture above).

    But this angle also happens to be the exact angle between the vernal equinox axis and the winter solstice axis!

    The accuracy is stunningly precise! But what does it mean?

    If we rotate the red line of the Axis of the Temple that we just identified as the Galactic Equator over an angle of 26 º 6’ in the direction of precession, that is to say in a counter clockwise direction, the axis will align with Schwaller de Lubicz equinoctial line. We therefore suggest that the red line of the Axis of the Temple also corresponds with the winter solstice axis (see picture above). But if this is true we have a winter solstice axis aligned with the Galactic Equator, in other words we’ve found another Great Celestial Conjunction!

    This Great Celestial Conjunction occurred half a precession cycle ago around 10.500 BC when the Sun aligned with the Galactic Equator near the Gemini-Taurus nexus (Isis-Hathor association) on the winter solstice. This time corresponds with the Egyptian first time or Zep Tepi and the time of the Great Flood. Not only the Sumerians and Babylonians paid much attention to the Great Celestial Conjunction of half a precession cycle ago (Great Flood), but the Egyptians as well!

     

    Rectangular Dendera Zodiac

    In the Hypostyle Hall at Dendera we find the rectangular zodiac. The zodiac is flanked by two deities that are both adorned with 8 pointed crosses (rose like). The 8 pointed cross exists of a 4 pointed cross with large petals and one with small petals that are superimposed. The crosses appear from head to toe and four additional crosses are depicted near the head that may represent the four Great Celestial Conjunctions in a Great Year.

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    Rectangular zodiac Dendera

    The rectangular Dendera zodiac expresses the importance of the ecliptic-Milky crossings in various ways and it seems to be the most important message of this zodiac. All deities in the bottom bar are placed inside barques beneath the zodiac signs; they suggest they are travelling along the ecliptic. The barque is required to cross the great river in the sky, the Milky Way when the gods travel along the ecliptic in a precession cycle. Near the female’s head with the 8 pointed crosses, the winged disk of Ra is depicted. Ra as the solar god travels along the ecliptic during a precession cycle.

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    Top: the four signs associated with the Galactic Equator and deity in circle
    Bottom left: Winged disk of Ra as the sun travelling along the ecliptic
    Bottom centre: Notice the 8 pointed crosses from head to toe on the deity
    Bottom right: The bull Taurus with the solar disk in the nape of his neck

    At the exact place where the ecliptic crosses the Milky Way at the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus a deity is placed seated inside a circle in a boat! I suggest that he’s inside a womb since this place is the birthplace of the Sun on the Galactic Cross. He’s the only deity that is seated; all other deities are standing erect. The zodiac signs that are associated with the ecliptic-Milky Way crossings are placed in the sequence Taurus, Sagittarius, Gemini, Scorpio and not in the natural order they occur in the zodiac. Grouping them together in this way expresses the fact that these signs are important and belong together. They belong to the Galactic Equator! In addition in the zodiac Taurus the bull is depicted with the solar disk on his back (Isis-Hathor association, sun on the Milky Way near Gemini-Taurus).

     

    Leg of the Bull

    In the centre of the circular Dendera zodiac as well as in the rectangular Dendera zodiac (see picture above) there is a theme depicted that is recurring in several Egyptian temples. It has to do with the leg or thigh constellation of the bull (Taurus). While some researchers such as Robert Bauval and Andrew Collins have identified the ‘Leg of the Bull’ with Ursa Major (Big Dipper), others like Wayne Herschel have identified the ‘Leg of the Bull’ constellation with the Pleiades. The Pleiades in shape resemble a leg and in the Book of the Dead a text alludes to Sokar (tripartite deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris) slaying of the Bull and chopping off of his leg. The severed leg of Taurus was transferred to another place in the sky, a so called mooring post in the sky that presumably corresponds with the Pleiades.

    I fully endorse Herschel’s research, however I do not share his conclusions that the Pleiades in the star maps that he’s discovered around the world point to a star. He believes that the Egyptians did not worship Ra our own Sun, but instead worshiped another Sun like star that belonged to another solar system. This solar system was the home of extraterrestrials who in ancient times visited Earth according to Herschel. I suggest that Herschel’s mystery star in fact is the Sun on the Galactic Equator near the Gemini-Taurus nexus. The Pleiades are simply a pointer to the Sun on the Milky Way. Earlier I decoded the role of the Pleiades as a pointer to the summer solstice Sun on the Milky Way in my Stonehenge and the Freemasons Revelations article.

    The Leg of the Bull theme is presented in the centre of the circular zodiac and expresses its importance. In the temple of Hathor at Dendera a text occurs that refers to the ‘Leg of the Bull’.

    The living god Thoth – nourished by the sublime goddess in the temple – the sovereign of the country – stretches the rope in joy (align with it) – With his glance .. - ..towards the ‘ak’ of the bull’s thigh constellation.. – he establishes the temple house of the mistress of Dendera, as it took place there before

    (Wayne Herschel, The Hidden Records, pg 141)

    I believe that this text is referring to the Galactic Alignment (align with it) that have occurred in ancient past (took place there before) and that the Pleiades (Ak of the bull’s thigh constellation) is the pointer to this alignment of the Sun on the Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus (establishes the temple house of the mistress of Dendera).

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    1 Leg of the Bull
    2 Hippo associated with birth
    3 Deity in circle (womb)
    4 Falcon headed deity Horus
    5 Cow with falcon on his back
    6 Isis
    7 Umbilical cord

    Leg of the Bull, Dendera zodiac

    In the picture above the Leg of the Bull (1) of Dendera is depicted. Notice that this leg is pointing to the cow with the falcon on top (5). The falcon (Horus) on the back of the cow represents the Sun on the Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus. To the left the falcon headed Horus (4) is depicted and he’s accompanied by Isis to the right (6). Notice the little deity inside the circle (3). It may represent the womb that contains the foetus Horus, who as son of Isis is to be reborn as the Sun on the Galactic Cross during a Great Celestial Conjunction. Remember that we saw a similar deity inside a circle in the rectangular Dendera zodiac exactly at the crossing place of ecliptic and Milky Way in Gemini, the birthplace of the Sun!

    The hippopotamus deity (2) is Taweret or Thoeris. In the Old Kingdom she was seen as the protector of childbirth and was depicted pregnant. Her celestial counterpart is the northern constellation Draco. Taweret was often depicted with a crocodile on her back. Draco resides next to Cygnus, the constellation of the swan also known as the Northern Cross. At Cygnus the Dark Rift of the Milky Way starts and runs down all the way to the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus. The crocodile on the back of Taweret therefore represents the Milky Way and the mouth of the crocodile represents the Dark Rift. Taweret was also associated with Hathor and was also depicted with the solar disk and horns.

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    Left: Hippo Taweret with the crocodile
    Right: Taweret with the Ankh and solar disk in between the horns on a pillar

    Taweret can therefore both be associated with both the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus (crocodile, Dark Rift association) and the Gemini-Taurus nexus (Isis-Hathor, sun disk and horns association). Appearing in the centre of the zodiac she represents the midwife who will help with the rebirth of the Sun on the ecliptic Milky Way crossings. One birthplace is represented by Isis-Hathor; it’s the place where the Sun resides in between the horns of Taurus, the other is the mouth of the crocodile on the back of Taweret, it’s the Dark Rift. Notice how Taweret is connected through a kind of umbilical cord to the Leg of the Bull (red line).

    The Leg of the Bull is also depicted on the ceiling in the tomb of Seti I and in murals in the tomb of Senmut. In the tomb of Senmut we see Sokar pointing his spear at the Leg of the Bull (not to be mistaken for Taurus). The Leg of the Bull is the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus. Isis with the solar disk in between her horns appears beside the Leg of the Bull. The Leg of the Bull is pointing to a particular place, a red dot (star) on a pillar erected from the Earth. Next to the pillar (obelisk?) we find the hippo deity Taweret and a figure pointing upwards to the skies.

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    Tomb of Senmut, Deir el Bahri Egypt. Upper right corner, the Leg of the Bull theme.
    Sokar points with his spear towards the Leg of the Bull.

    This is how I think the Leg of the Bull theme should be interpreted (see picture below); Sokar (Ptah-Sokar-Osiris) with his spear represents Orion that is pointing the way to the Pleiades in Taurus. As the falcon headed deity, Sokar is often also associated with Horus. The Pleiades are a pointer to the crossing of the ecliptic and the Milky Way where the sun resides during Galactic Alignments on solstices and equinoxes. The obelisk like pillar actually represents the Milky Way. The Pleiades occur above the back of Taurus. In the Leg of the Bull theme in the tomb of Senmut however it is depicted as the tail of the bull. The tail functions as the pointer and thus points the way. So the Leg of the Bull theme does not represent the actual representation of the star configurations in the sky but should be interpreted symbolically. Notice that the bull as Taurus is shaped in the form of the leg itself! Taweret is present to assist with the birth of the Sun.

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    Leg of the Bull, Dendera and Senmut tomb. Notice that while the horns of Taurus correspond with the mural of Senmut, the Milky Way resides to the left and not to the right as is depicted in the mural.


    Reply  Message 6 of 68 on the subject 
    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:17

    The reason why the mural of the Senmut tomb does not correspond with the situation in the sky is that the graphical representation was meant to symbolically depict the Galactic Alignment. The Sun and Milky Way actually should have appeared left of Orion, but it would have destroyed the simplicity and symbolism of the Leg of the Bull theme in the mural. 

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    Mirror image of the Leg of the Bull, Senmut tomb

     

    Greek influence

    There’s one inconsistency concerning the circular Dendera zodiac that I would like to explain. The zodiac makers on one hand used the heliacal rising of stars to denote the Galactic Cross and Earth Cross, while on the other hand they used the exact constellations to denote the Galactic Equator. Scholars agree that the temple of Hathor was built in the Ptolemaic period (304-30 BC) but the majority of the Dendera complex must be dated back to ancient times of the Old and Middle Dynasties. The Greco-Roman influence in the construction of the temple of Hathor explains why different references to the Galactic Cross have been blended and used in the Dendera zodiac. Referencing the Galactic cross by means of the four cherubim is a custom that can be traced back to ancient Sumer and Babylon, while the Greek and Romans used the exact Sun-constellation conjunctions to denote celestial events (Also see the paragraph about the Greek Cross below). Ancient astronomical understanding may have been blended with Roman/Greek astronomical knowledge in the Dendera zodiac making it hard and confusing to understand. It explains why many scholars have proposed different theories about the enigmatic zodiac.

    I offer the suggestion that the Dendera zodiac was created to commemorate events of ancient times preceding the Pharaonic Dynastic times. These are the first time of creation or Zep Tepi after the Great Flood and the inauguration of the Pharaonic calendar that both coincide with Great Celestial Conjunctions.

    Finally at Dendera we also find depictions of the Djed pillar and the deity Nut on a pillar helping to raise the stones with the serpents. The serpents represent the ecliptic and we suggest that the picture may symbolize the rotation of the Earth Cross against the backdrop of the fixed Galactic Cross.

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    The Djed pillar (right) and Nut (left) lift the ecliptic

     

    Ankh and Djed pillar

    The Ankh and Djed pillars are the quintessential symbols that represent the ecliptic and Milky Way crossing par excellence.

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    Ankhs and Djed pillars supporting the sky

    The Djed pillar represents the Milky Way, the Tree of Life and Axis Mundi. The Axis Mundi was represented in ancient times as a rope or a ladder into the skies (Jacobs’s ladder), by a pillar or a staff. The Raising of the Djed pillar is the perfect Egyptian metaphor that explains how the Earth Cross becomes conjunct with the Galactic Cross. While the Earth Cross rotates against the backdrop of the fixated Galactic Cross, motion is relative and could also be expressed in reverse terms where it appears that the Galactic Cross (Djed Pillar) aligns with the Earth Cross. In other words how the Galactic Equator becomes perpendicular to either the equinox or the solstice axis and forms a cross. This I believe is what ‘Raising the Djed pillar’ in Egyptian mythology is expressing.

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    The Pharaoh Seti l, Raising the Djed, from Abydos

    The Ankh represents the Sun on the crossing of the Milky Way and ecliptic. It’s a symbol that may have developed from the Shen symbol (O|) into the Ankh (O|-). In the picture below on the left the crossing of ecliptic and Milky Way is expressed at the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus since the scarab beetle occurs inside the Ankh. In the picture in the centre we see the Djed Pillar with the solar disk in between the horns of Taurus. It represents the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way near the Gemini-Taurus nexus. In the picture on the right we see the Djed pillar with the Ankh on top while the Ankh is holding the solar disk.

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    Left: Scarab beetle with solar disk flanked by two cobras (ecliptic) inside the Ankh, The scarab beetle also occurs inside the Shen (top left)
    Centre: Djed pillar with the solar disk in between the horns of Taurus.
    Right: Djed pillar, Ankh and solar disk

    In the picture below the Ankh crosses are held in cross form to explain their meaning. They represent the two crossings of the ecliptic and the Milky Way. Pharaohs as the living Horus where buried with the flail and sceptre held in the same posture since their soul would travel to the Golden Gate or Gate of Gods after dead. The Golden Gate is the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way near the Sagittarius - Scorpio nexus. The Silver Gate or Gate of Man on the other hand represents the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way near the Gemini -Taurus nexus. The Egyptians believed that the soul of man incarnated through this gate into the physical realm.

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    Double Ankh held in cross form (right statue at Karnak).
    The crossed arms express the fact that the Ankh is a cross.

    The fact that the crossed arms are really mend to represent a cross I believe is demonstrated by sarcophaguses that show the pharaoh with crossed arms along with a big X cross depicted on his chest.

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    Sarcophagus with crossed arms and X cross on chest
    Dutch National Museum of antiquities, Leiden.

    In the picture below we see two other examples that demonstrate that the cross must be associated with the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way. The statue on the right has his arms crossed while he’s holding an Ankh (Sun on the Milky Way) in one hand and a Djed Pillar (Milky Way) in the other hand. On the left we see the decoration on the inside of a sarcophagus depicting Horus with a big X cross on his chest. Horus (as the Sun) is fully encircled by a rattlesnake representing the ecliptic.

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    Left: Horus with big X cross on his chest
    Right: Grave statue of Tjel mayor of Memphis under Amenhotep III
    Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden.

    The following artefact is truly remarkable and may be regarded as proof that the Egyptian understood the Great Celestial Conjunction in terms of crosses. The eight pointed cross that we identified in the Dendera Zodiac is displayed here together with two of the most sacred symbols of Egypt, the symbols that must be associated with the crossing of the ecliptic and Milky Way where the Sun resides at the equinoxes and/or solstices of a Great Celestial Conjunction. The Ankh and Djed pillar are placed on what may be a barque. Egyptian deities in particular those that were associated with the Sun (Ra, Horus) were often placed inside a barque because the Sun while travelling along the ecliptic in a Great Year (precession), needs a ferry to cross the Milky Way twice. The fact that these three symbols, Ankh, Djed pillar and 8 pointed cross appear together in one artefact is no coincidence and shows that these three symbols belong together.

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    Ankh, Djed pillar and 8 pointed cross appearing on an amulet
    Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden

    Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis and it was said that his name meant ‘Horus who rules with two eyes’. His white right eye represented the Sun while his left black eye represented the moon. Horus lost his left eye in a fight with his wicked uncle Set, the brother of this father Osiris. Horus wanted to avenge Seth's murder of his father but in the fight Seth tore out Horus his eye. The eyes were buried and Lotus flowers grew from his eyes. Horus was finally cured by Hathor. Could the eyes of Horus be another metaphor for the two crossings of the ecliptic and Milky Way?

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    Wadjet Eye or Eye of Horus (replica of papyrus painting)

    Notice the falcon on the left and the cobra to the right of the Eye of Horus. The cobra represents the ecliptic. The blue-grey part of the eye with the ‘teardrop’ underneath the eye looks very similar to the Ankh symbol. Why was the teardrop added to the Eye of Horus?

    Praise to thee, thou Eye of Horus,
    the Ennead of gods rejoices,
    when it (the eye of Horus) riseth
    in the eastern horizon.

    Praise to thee, O Eye of Horus.

    (Pyramid texts)


    Reply  Message 7 of 68 on the subject 
    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:18

    The Sun rises in the East only at equinoxes, could the pyramid texts therefore be speaking of the equinox alignment with the ‘Eye of Horus’, the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing?

    The ‘Eye of Horus’ was also seen on images of his mother Hathor and hence Hathor was associated with the Eye of Horus as well. We’ve demonstrated that Isis-Hathor must be equated with the ecliptic Milky Way crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus. In addition the Egyptians believed that the Eye of Horus assisted in rebirth. The Eye of Horus is therefore probably just another metaphor for the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing. In the Book of the Dead the Eye of Horus appears on top of the pillar next to the bull with the solar disk between the horns with the Eye of Horus.

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    Eye of Horus/Hathor, Book of the Dead chapter 17
    The following decoration appears on a sarcophagus and contains a lot of symbolism concerning the ecliptic-Milky Way crossings combined in one picture (see picture below). First of all we see Horus with the solar disk on his head seated on his throne. He’s depicted twice once facing east once facing west, the cardinal directions of the equinox sun. Seated on his throne he may represent the Sun on the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing when the Sun resides in its most sacred place in a precession cycle; the Sun is put on his throne so to speak. Horus is depicted twice on this throne because there are two ecliptic-Milky Way crossings on the Galactic Equator, one is the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus, the other the Gemini-Taurus nexus. Both crossings appear on opposite sides of the Galactic Equator and may be expressed by the fact that the two Horuses are sitting back to back. Underneath each of the thrones the eye of Horus is depicted because as we have demonstrated above the eye of Horus is yet another metaphor for the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing.

     

    In the centre we see the scarab beetle, symbolizing both the precessing Sun as well as the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus. Right below the scarab beetle we see a winged version of Isis. Isis-Hathor must be associated with the ecliptic-Milky Way crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus.

    Finally four Ankhs are depicted around the scarab beetle; the four Ankhs in this decoration are most likely expressing the fact that four times in a precession cycle the Sun resides on the Milky Way, at the vernal equinox, fall equinox, summer solstice and winter solstice. These four moments define the four Great Celestial Conjunctions in a Great Year.

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    Sarcophagus decoration
    Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden

     

    Greek Cross

    The Greek cross predates the Christian Cross and still contains the esoteric knowledge of the Great Celestial Conjunctions in the Great Year. This cross has nothing to do with the crucifixion of Christ because it was used by the Greek long before Christ was born. Christianity later adopted the Calvery Cross as its sacred symbol and the cross association with the original ancient symbolism of the Great Celestial Conjunctions and the Great Year was gradually lost. The Catholic Church has done everything within its power to eradicate these pagan roots of the cross and its original meaning but traces of the pagan roots of the new religion of the Age of Pisces can still be found in the ancient customs, symbols and artefacts of the Church. We will discuss the Church Crosses in the next paragraph and demonstrate that the ancient esoteric cross associations with the Great Year are not lost but preserved even within the Catholic Church!

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    Left: Greek Alexandrian Cross in between two Ankhs
    Right: Greek cross with the 8 pointed cross (2 four pointed crosses)

     The Greek zodiac cross below encodes knowledge of the Great Celestial Conjunctions and precession.

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    Greek zodiac cross (Notice the 8 pointed cross in the centre)

    First of all notice the eight-spoked wheel in the centre of the Greek cross; it’s the symbol of the Great Celestial Conjunction. The eight spoked wheel represents the zodiac wheel with the Earth Cross (the cross formed by the equinoxes and solstices) and the Galactic Cross superimposed. It is the zodiac wheel that spins during a precession cycle denoting the Earth Cross that rotates against the backdrop of the static Galactic Cross.

    The Greek cross contains the 12 signs of the zodiac arranged in such a way that they encode the Great Celestial Conjunction of era-2012. From the centre of the cross there are three groups of zodiac signs in concentric rings around the centre.  In astrology these three groups are called the ‘fixed signs’, the ‘cardinal signs’ and the ‘mutable signs’. In the zodiac these 3 groups form 3 crosses and that’s why they are displayed on the Greek Cross as three separate crosses as well. This is achieved by the way these signs are distributed over the Greek Cross.

    The first ring (closest to the centre) contains the cardinal signs (from the first sign on the right (Aries) in counter clockwise direction):

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    • Aries
    • Cancer
    • Libra
    • Capricorn

    These four cardinal signs in the Tropical Zodiac determine the equinoxes and solstices! By definition the ‘first point’ of Aries defines the spring equinox, the first point in Cancer the summer solstice, the first point of Libra the autumn equinox and the first point of Capricorn the winter solstice.

    The second ring (in the middle) contains the fixed signs (from the first sign on the right (Leo) in counter clockwise direction):

         Ring 2

    • Leo
    • Scorpio
    • Aquarius
    • Taurus

    These are the four signs of the zodiac that since ancient times are associated with the Galactic Cross. The third ring contains the mutable signs (from the first sign on the right (Sagittarius) in counter clockwise direction):

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    • Sagittarius
    • Pisces
    • Gemini
    • Virgo

    The signs of the third ring (outer ring) are the signs of the true Galactic Cross where the Milky Way and the ecliptic intersect. The Galactic Cross is defined by 5° Gemini, 5° Pisces, 5° Sagittarius and 5° Virgo in the sidereal zodiac.

    Notice the snake or Ouroborous (a snake biting its own tail) in the Greek cross. The Ouroborous bites its own tail symbolising the cyclic nature of time in general and precession in particular. The snake represents the ecliptic, hence the path the Sun travels both in a solar year and a Platonic Year as well. The Ouroborous connects all the signs in the Greek zodiac cross in a particular order because it runs through the signs from tail to head in a well defined sequence. This sequence is the sequence the Sun passes through the signs in the precession cycle in reverse motion. While the Sun moves in forward direction through the signs of the zodiac in a solar year, it passes through these signs in opposite direction during the precession cycle.

    The snake connects the signs of the Tropical Zodiac that are associated with the equinoxes/solstices with the signs associated with the nexuses of the Galactic Cross. The equinoxes and solstices in the Greek cross and their association with the Galactic Cross nexuses are such that they seem to encode the current Great Celestial Conjunction (era-2012) when:

    • The sun resides in the Pisces-Aquarius nexus on the spring equinox.
    • The sun resides in the Gemini-Cancer nexus on the summer solstice
    • The sun resides in the Virgo-Leo nexus on the autumn equinox
    • The sun resides in the Sagittarius-Scorpio nexus on the winter solstice

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    Solstice-Equinox association

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    Pisces

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    Aquarius

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    Capricorn

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    Sagittarius

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    Scorpio

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    Autumn Equinox

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    Cancer

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    Summer Solstice

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    The Ouroborous of the Greek cross connects the signs of the zodiac
    such that the current Great Celestial Conjunction (era-2012) is encoded.

    If the Greek zodiac cross really encodes the current Great Celestial Conjunction can not be proven beyond any reasonable doubt because the Ouroborous follows the expected sequence order of the zodiac signs such that the signs of the three groups are automatically arranged in the four triplets as indicated in the table above.


    Church  crosses

    Catholic churches are the gathering places of the congregations and the church is the prime religious symbol of Christianity. Few believers are aware of the fact that these church buildings contain pagan elements that can be traced back to ancient Egypt. When a Christian enters the house of his father the first religious ritual that he’s expected to perform is to make the cross sign with the Holy Water with the words ‘In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen’. Most likely the believer does not realise that Amen stands for Amen-Ra or Amen-Re the Sun God of ancient Egypt! I suggest that the cross sign he makes represents the cross of the zodiac and not Christ’s cross!

    The Holy Water is contained in a font at the entrance of the church under the steeple. Egyptian temples had sacred pools that were used in purification rituals akin to Baptism. According to Christian teachings, the child will be purified from the sins commit by the parents during the conception of the child.

    The ceiling of the entrance (under the steeple) is often adorned with the ‘All seeing eye of God’. The ‘All seeing eye of God’ is copied from the Egyptian ‘All seeing eye of Horus’!

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    Left: Eye of Horus Egypt
    Right: All Seeing Eye and pyramid, Seal of the United States of America

    The ‘All seeing Eye’ also occurs on the American Seal and on the dollar bill on the keystone of the pyramid! The founding fathers of the USA were freemasons who understood the significance of these ancient Egyptian symbols.

    The church steeple itself has a relation with the ancient Egyptian custom to erect obelisks as tokens of Sun worship and appraisal of the Sun God Amen-Ra. Both in shape and length the church’s steeple and the obelisk have much in common and may explain why the steeple was given a spire to reflect the pyramidal top of the obelisk. The earliest Gothic Cathedrals (Chartres) were given pyramidal shaped spires such as the twelfth-century south tower spire.

    On top of the church spire we find the wind vane that aligns with the direction of the wind. There’s a fixed cross that is aligned with the cardinal directions such that the direction of the wind can be determined. Many churches have wind vanes with 8 pointed crosses. In many cases these crosses consist of two separate 4 pointed crosses that are superimposed! One could argue that these 8 pointed crosses contain the four cardinal directions including the directions in between (NNE, NNW, SSE and SSW) but I suggest that the wind vane may have a deeper esoteric meaning! Placed on top of the church’s spire (representing a giant sun worshiping obelisk) the wind vane demonstrates how the axis of the solstice and equinox (the cock) can rotate against the backdrop of a fixed cross (the cross of the cardinal directions). It’s a metaphor for the rotation of the Earth Cross against the backdrop of the Galactic Cross. The wind vane esoterically also stands for alignment, the alignment of the vane with the wind.

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    Wind vanes found on churches, none of them are very useful since the fixed cross is placed vertical. The one of the right is a real wind vane! Notice how the ‘wind vanes’ are composed of two different four pointed crosses that are superimposed!

    At the Vatican this understanding of the two crosses is displayed in a compelling way. At Saint Peter’s Square we find the obelisk at the centre of the square. Around the obelisk we find two circles. The inner circle contains a 4 pointed cross. The outer circle contains an 8 pointed cross. The obelisk at the centre of Saint Peter’s Square represents the Sun. The rotating Earth Cross (inner circle) is displayed here against the backdrop of the 8 pointed cross. The outer circle therefore represents the superimposed crosses of the Earth Cross and Galactic Cross.

    The lines of the crosses are set in travertine among the cobblestones of the Plaza. In 1817 circular stones were set to mark the tip of the obelisks shadow at noon making the obelisk a giant sundial gnomon with Saint Peter’s square perfectly aligned to the cardinal directions!

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    Above: the perfect alignment of the St. Peter's square to the cardinal directions.
    Below: The 8 pointed cross on St. Peter's square, the obelisk is a pagan token of Sun worship. There is a 4 pointed cross in the inner circle and an 8 pointed cross in the outer circle, the obelisk represents the Sun!

    When the Pope gives his blessings to the public at St Peter’s square during the morning service at Easter, he’s facing directly into the equinox Sun which rises due East! The celebration of Easter is associated with the vernal equinox and has pagan roots. Its roots can be traced back to ancient Babylonian myths concerning the goddess Ishtar (pronounced as Easter) as we have demonstrated in this article. Ishtar is linked to the Babylonian understanding of the precession of the equinoxes and its association with the 8 pointed cross (Shamash).

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    Pope John Paul II addresses the public at Easter 6 days after the vernal equinox at March 27 2005 while he faces the equinox Sun. The palace is adorned with 8 pointed crosses that are associated with Ishtar and Shamash of ancient Babylon.

    During services at the Vatican the Pope wears a stole with 8 pointed crosses. The 8 pointed crosses on the stole are actually two different 4 pointed crosses that are superimposed! The palace from which he speaks is adorned with 8 pointed crosses.

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    The 8 pointed crosses on the papal stole are two different four pointed crosses superimposed! On the right Pope Benedict XVI delivering Urbi Et Orbi. One wonders who he really welcomes at Easter facing the equinox Sun when he spreads his arms to form the cross of the Zodiac? Notice the crosses on his stole.

    The Coat of Arms of the Holy See contains crosses on crosses and bears little resemblance with the cross that Jesus died on, the real Christian Cross. Notice that there are two crosses on two keys. The keys themselves form yet another cross. 

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    Coat of Arms of the Holy See

    In Christian churches we find abundant examples of 8 pointed crosses in lead glass windows and floor tiles and in most if not all cases these 8 pointed crosses exist of two separate four pointed crosses!

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    Impression of 8 pointed crosses photographed in French churches one of the churches is
    Eglise Ste Croix (Saint Gilles Croix de Vie)


    Reply  Message 8 of 68 on the subject 
    From: BARILOCHENSE6999 Sent: 28/01/2012 21:19

    What do all these strange 4 and 8 pointed crosses do in Christian churches that bear no resemblance with the original cross that Christ died on?

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    Cross of Calvary
    The only real Christian cross

     

    Chartres Cathedral

    One of the earliest Gothic cathedrals that were built in France is Chartres Cathedral. Chartres Cathedral was built in between 1194 and 1220 and the initiator to the rapid construction of the gigantic masterpiece of architecture was the local bishop Renauld. A community of less than 10.000 people managed to build and finance the construction of the cathedral.

    Allegedly the Knights Templar aided in both the finance and construction of the cathedral and it may explain the enormous splendour and sacred geometry that went into the design of this church. Many books have been written about the cathedral and its enigmas. But most amazingly this cathedral may also hide a secret about the ‘End of Times’. 

    First of all the cathedral is aligned to the summer solstice Sun. The main axis of the cathedral is oriented 47° towards the north-east and therefore perfectly aligns with the summer solstice axis. On the summer solstice the Sun falls through a window called ‘Saint Appollinaire’ depicting the Greek Sun God Apollo straight on an iron nail set in stone on the floor of the cathedral.

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    Summer solstice Sun Chartres Cathedral

    The cathedral also contains a zodiac, very inappropriate for a church since astrology is all evil pagan belief according to Christians. The zodiac seems to be telling something very important since it’s not an ordinary zodiac.

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    Zodiac Chartres Cathedral, the zodiac contains two circles
     that intersects and form the Vesica Pisces.

    The zodiac contains two circles that intersect and form a Vesica Pisces. A Vesica Pisces is a very ancient symbol but was later adopted by Christians to symbolize Christ. Christians nowadays used them often as bumper stickers on their cars. Vesica Pisces means bladder of the fish. The symbol when displayed vertical is also associated with birth since the shape represents the female birth canal and in ancient times was associated with the vagina of the female goddess. In Christian art we find examples where Christ is depicted inside the vertical Vesica Pisces.

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          Vesica Pisces

    Symbol of Christianity

    Vesica Pisces, symbol of the fish and birth

    Christianity of course is the new religion of our current age, the Age of Pisces. When we study the Vesica Pisces in the zodiac at Chartres we discover something very interesting. The intersection of the Vesica Pisces aligns with the Pisces-Virgo axis in the zodiac. It is telling us that the Vesica Pisces must be associated with the Age of Pisces and it is suggesting an association with birth. It could be symbolizing the birth of Christ at the beginning of the Age of Pisces, but that of course is hardly a secret. It’s no coincidence that Jesus was born from a virgin mother since Pisces and Virgo are opposite signs of the zodiac. They are connected by the symbol of birth the Vesica Pisces in the Chartres Zodiac! Since Jesus his birth date is no big secret, the Chartres zodiac is most likely symbolizing another birth in the Age of Pisces, a birth that’s very important.

    There’s one very important astronomical birth happening in the Age of Pisces around era-2012 and that’s the rebirth of the Sun in the precessional cycle on the Galactic Cross. It means the beginning of a new precession cycle. Could it be that the Chartres Zodiac is meant to encode this event, a Great Celestial Conjunction?

    In the years 1978-2017 on the equinoxes the 5° Pisces - 5° Virgo axis (sidereal zodiac) aligns with the Galactic Cross while on the solstices the 5° Gemini - 5° Sagittarius axis (sidereal zodiac) aligns with the Galactic Cross. We find these axes symbolically in the Chartres Zodiac and they are determined by the Vesica Pisces!

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    Chartres Zodiac. The axis of the Vesica Pisces coincides with
    one of the axis that forms the Galactic Cross at the current Great Celestial Conjunction era-2012!

    If the Zodiac Cross encodes the summer solstice Galactic Alignment that occurs in between 1978-2017 than we should at least also find clues of the importance of the summer solstice in the same zodiac. The white cross above by itself doesn’t mean anything.

    If we replace the signs of the Zodiac by the cardinal directions such that Taurus is replaced by the North, Scorpio by the South and Leo and Aquarius by West and East respectively, we discover some new things. The Sun is now depicted in the right position in the upper right corner that corresponds with the North East, the direction of the summer solstice sunrise. In addition in the south West region of the Zodiac we find a marker that could represent a marker for the summer solstice axis! Also keep in mind that the cathedral is aligned to the summer solstice sun itself! 

    Notice there is a line that connects the Sun to the centre of the zodiac. This line is connecting the Sun with the birthplace of the Sun that is inside the Vesica Pisces (the female birth canal) and on the Galactic cross! The Vesica Pisces in this case therefore suggests the birth of the Sun at the summer solstice.

    There is only one event in the Age of Pisces that qualifies for this cosmic event and that‘s the summer solstice Galactic Alignment in era-2012!

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    The Zodiac also encodes the summer solstice. The summer solstice Sun is depicted in the North East (sunrise). There’s an additional marker in the South West region of the Zodiac that aligns with the Vesica Pisces axis. It’s depicted enlarged in the bottom left corner of the picture.

    The Chartres zodiac is not the only way the Knights Templar encoded the importance of the summer solstice Galactic Alignment. There is a very important additional clue that fits in perfectly and uses the very same symbol, the Vesica Pisces.

    Chartres Cathedral is known for the veneration of the Black Madonna. The Black Madonna is placed in a nave with the shape of a Vesica Pisces. The Black Madonna has little to do with Christianity since she represents the pagan Egyptian goddess Isis! In here arms she’s not holding Jesus but her immaculate conceived son, the ‘Sun of God’ Horus!

     

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    Left: Black Madonna at Chartres
    Right the ‘Lady of the Pillar’ amidst 8 pointed crosses

    Notice that the virgin mother is placed on top of a pillar (Milky Way). The origin of the custom to place the virgin mother Mary on the pillar stems from the legend of ‘Our Lady on the Pillar’. The legend relates to the appearance of the virgin mother to the apostle James in the early days of Christianity on top of a column or pillar carried by angles. ‘Our Lady on the Pillar’ can be found in several Catholic Churches around the world (Zaragoza Spain for instance) but here in Chartres we find a ‘pagan’ version of it because the Knights Templar wanted to convey a message about the origin of the legend and what it really means.

    In a Masonic ‘Tracing Board’ (see picture below) we find a depiction of Mary’s Immaculate Conception by the Holy Ghost. She is placed inside a Vesica Pisces near a pillar while the All Seeing Eye (eye of Horus) is watching over her. The Vesica Pisces is placed in between the two Masonic pillars while smoke arises along the pillar from the burning of inscent. The pillars are Masonic symbols for the Milky Way! For an in dept explanation of the pillar-Milky Way association we refer to the article ‘Freemasons revelations’. In this article I decoded the Galactic Alignments that were encoded in the Tracing Board by the Scottish Rite Freemasons, the descendants of the Knights Templar. 

    The Tracing Board and the ‘Lady of the Pillar’ at Chartres are both expressing the very same thing. The immaculate conception of Horus near the pillars of the Tracing board and Horus in the arms of the virgin mother Isis on top of the pillar (Milky Way) at Chartres both occur inside the Vesica Pisces and they represent the birth of the Sun on the Milky Way!

    Notice that the Vesica Pisces at Chartres is adorned with seven red lamps (the top lamp is not visible in the picture), they represent the Pleiades, the Sun is close to the Pleiades at the summer solstice era-2012. The Pleiades also occur in the Tracing Board of the Scottish Rite freemasons and is associated with the summer solstice Galactic Alignment (see picture below).

    Laurence Gardner writes in his book ‘Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark ‘, that the Knights Templar took the Ark of the Covenant that they retrieved from Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem to Chartres Cathedral and buried it underneath the enigmatic labyrinth. Well if the Ark of the Covenant is not an artefact but arcane knowledge as I have reasoned in my article ‘Freemasons revelations’ than it seems that this secret may indeed be ‘buried’ at Chartres as the summer solstice Galactic Alignment that has been encoded at Chartres.

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    Left: Tracing board encoding both summer and winter solstice galactic alignment, the seven stars on the right represent the Pleiades. Right: Tracing board with the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Mary stands near the pillar and resides inside the vertical Vesica Pisces. Above her is the All Seeing Eye (mimicking the eye of Horus).
    The Tracing board symbolizes the birth of Sun God Horus on the Milky Way.

    In Christian art we find examples where Christ is depicted inside the vertical Vesica Pisces. In the German Codex Bruchsal for example Christ even appears inside the Vesica Pisces along with the four signs of the Zodiac, Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo! (Scorpio is replaced by the Eagle, they are dual signs). See picture below!

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    Jesus inside the Vesica Pisces (Codex Bruchsal) with the four signs of the Galactic Cross, top left (Aquarius), top right (Scorpio alias the Eagle), bottom right (Taurus), bottom left (Leo). In the centre another example is given.
    On the right a Greek version of cosmos is depicted with the Vesica Pisces, the four Cherubim and the serpent biting its own tail (representing the ecliptic)

    Also in Chartres Cathedral in the centre of the West Royal Portal just above the entrance Jesus is depicted inside a Vesica Pisces. He’s flanked by the four cherubim around the Vesica Pisces. The four beasts of the Apocalypse mentioned in Revelations of John can also be equated with the four main apostles of the four canonical books of the bible, the beast with the human face can be equated with Matthew (Aquarius), the lion with Mark (Leo), the ox with Luke (Taurus) and the eagle with John (Scorpio). 

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    Chartres West Royal Portal

    Now the Chartres zodiac is very important for it shows us that the Knights Templar understood that the ‘New Age’ or the ‘End of Times’ would occur when the Earth Cross aligned with the Galactic Cross in the Age of Pisces and not as is commonly believed at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!

    Ark of the Covenant

    The Knights Templar on their crusades to Jerusalem discovered something in the Temple of Jerusalem that after their return to France made them very wealthy and powerful. The secrets they discovered remain a mystery, whether it was an artefact, knowledge or a real treasure has let to wild speculations. The Temple of Jerusalem was first built by Solomon in 957 BC. The temple replaced the Tabernacle of Moses. The Tabernacle is believed to be Moses his tent but the Hebrew word for tabernacle Mishkan actually means place of Devine dwelling and might refer to a celestial place rather than a tent that Moses used during the Exodus from Egypt.

    It is assumed that the Knights Templar recovered the Ark of the Covenant that contained the Ten Commandments which Moses received from God on Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments were stored in the Ark and were later transferred to their resting place in the Temple of Jerusalem. The Ark of the Covenant was built after Gods instructions given in the book Exodus chapter 25.

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    Ark of the Covenant

    Exodus 25:8-9
    8And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
    9According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

    The ark was built after the pattern of the tabernacle, the tabernacle was most likely not Moses his tent but a celestial place, the dwelling place of God.

    Exodus 25:12-15
    12And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
    13And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
    14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
    15The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    Could the four rings stand for the four Galactic Alignments, remember the Egyptian Ankh symbol. The Ankh consists of a ring on a pole. Are the rings and pole of the Ark of the Covenant metaphors for the Sun on the Galactic Equator? The rings were put on the four corners of the Ark, the four ends of the Galactic Cross? The Sun resides on the Galactic Equator during a precession cycle on two opposite solstices (2 rings, one pole) and two opposite equinoxes (2 rings, one pole).



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