Intertwined Symbology: Which Is the Perversion of Which?

A lifetime Christian researcher of the occult, Jordan Maxwell has dedicated his life to uncovering the secrets and machinations of the Mystery Schools. From his website's bio section:

Jordan Maxwell continues as a preeminent researcher and independent scholar in the field of occult / religious philosophy. His interest in these subjects began as far back as 1959. He served for three and a half years as the Religion Editor of Truth Seeker Magazine, America's oldest Freethought Journal (since 1873). His work exploring the hidden foundations of Western religions and secret societies creates enthusiastic responses from audiences around the world. He has conducted dozens of intensive seminars, hosted his own radio talk shows, guested on more than 600 radio shows, and written, produced and appeared in numerous television shows and documentaries… all devoted to understanding ancient religions and their pervasive influence on world affairs today.

In Mr. Maxwell's book That Old-Time Religion, he makes some stunning connections between the symbolism within the worship of Mystery Babylon (which has existed thousands of years prior to Christ's birth) and key tenets, events, and qualities of Christ and His ministry. There are very deep personal reasons as to why followers of the Mystery Schools despise Christianity (either outwardly or quietly). To them – even to those who don't have a full understanding that Lucifer is at the heart of their worship – Christianity and Jesus Christ, himself, are a mockery, an absolute affront to the god of their religion and the things they hold sacred.

As you read these segments of Mr. Maxwell's work, consider, from the perspective of a devout believer in ancient arcane mysteries, how blasphemous Judeo-Christianity would come across. (All emphasis added):

It was accepted by all [in ancient times] that man was bound to a life on Earth, but the sky was the abode of God's Sun. He resided “up there”, in “heaven”. Ancient man saw in his male offspring his own image and likeness, and his own existence as a father was proved by the person of his son. It was assumed that “God’s Sun” was but a visible representative of the unseen Creator in heaven. So it was said, “When you have seen the Sun, you have seen the Father.” Said another way, “The Father is glorified in his Sun.” Ancient man had no problem understanding that all life on Earth depended directly on life-giving energy from the Sun. Consequently, all life was lost without the Sun. It followed that “God's Sun” was nothing less than [man's] savior. Since energy from the Sun gave life, and we sustained our very existence by taking energy in from our food – which came directly from God’s Sun – the Sun must give up its life-supporting energy so that we may continue to live. “God’s Sun must give his life for us to live.”

While it was plainly true that our life came from and was sustained each day by “Our Savior… God's Sun,” it was and would be true only as long as the Sun would return each morning. Our hope of salvation would be secure only in a “risen savior.” For if he did not rise from his grave of darkness, all would be lost. All the world waited for his “imminent return”… each morning. The… Father would never leave us at the mercy of this world of darkness. The Heavenly promise… was surely that… “He would come again”… to light our path, and save those lost in the darkness. Logically, even if man himself died, as long as the Sun comes up each day, life on Earth will continue forever. Therefore, it was said in the ancient texts that everlasting life was “the gift”… the Father gives through his Sun. For… “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Sun that we may have life everlasting”… on Earth. [And the ancient text did not mean] for you personally – but on Earth… everlasting life.

More than 3,000 years before Christianity began, the early morning Sun, [the] Savior was pictured in Egypt as the “New Born Babe.” The infant savior's name was “Horus.” The early morning Sun, or “New Born Babe,” was pictured in two ways: the Dove — Bringer of Peace. The Hawk — God of War (who punishes the enemies of God). Today, in government, we still use these terms, doves and hawks.

[Horus'] life was also divided into 12 parts or 12 “Horus = hours” [i.e. the twelve signs of the Zodiac]…. But now, what about the evil brother of God's Sun, that old “Prince of Darkness” himself? In the Egyptian belief system he was called “Set” [a.k.a. Typhon]. We are told in the Bible that when God's Sun died, the world was left in the hands of the Prince of Darkness at…. Sun-Set. [Ed. note: Take a moment to grasp that – “God's Sun” was killed by the “Prince of Darkness,” a.k.a. Set, at “Sun-Set.”]

It was generally observed that “God's Sun” could be depended upon to return in the same manner that he left – namely, “On a Cloud”… and “Every eye will see Him”… (unless, of course, you're blind or dead). Keeping in mind that “God's Sun” not only represented the light of truth, but was put to death by His enemies who could not endure the light of truth in their life, it was taught by the ancients that the very act of opposing or denying the light of truth to the point of killing it, happened in one's own mind. When we are confronted with harsh realities of life, the light of truth, which we do not wish to face, and which runs counter to our views, such truth is put to death by your mind, and in your head. Therefore, “God's Sun” – The Truth and The Light – is put to death at the “place of the skull,” or “skull place,” located somewhere between your ears. [Ed. note: Christ was put to death on the cross at Golgotha, which means “Place of a Skull”]. This putting to death of the light of hope in your mind is always accompanied by the two thieves: Regret for the past and Fear of the future [a.k.a. the thieves crucified on either side of Christ].

As far back as we can go into the ancient world, we find that all known cultures had a “three-in-one” triune God. The very first trinity was simply the three stages of life of the sun: New Born at dawn; Mature or full grown at 12 noon; and old and dying, at the end of day. All three were of course one divinity. The Trinity is no mystery. The Egyptians knew that the Sun was at its highest point in the sky (or high noon) when no shadow was cast by the pyramid. At that point, all Egypt offered prayers to the “Most High” God. As stated before, to the ancients, the sky was the abode, or heavenly temple of the “Most High.” Therefore, “God's Sun” was doing his heavenly Father's work in the temple at noon.

The world of ancient man kept track of times and seasons by the movement of the Sun – daily, monthly and yearly. For this, the sundial was devised. Not only was the daily movement of the Sun tracked on the round dial, but the whole year was charted on a round calendar dial. Examples: Ancient Mexican, Mayan, Inca, Aztec, Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Celtic, Aryan, etc. With this method, certain new concepts emerged in the mind of ancient man. Since the Earth experienced four different seasons, all the same and equal (in time) each year, the round calendar was divided into four equal parts. This represented the complete story of the life of “God's Sun.” This is also why we
have, in the Bible, only four gospels. [Ed. note: or perhaps this is why only four written testimonies of the life, doings and teachings of Christ were canonized in the King James Bible. Were others suppressed? Other legitimate writings of ancient Christians have surfaced in recent times, such as the Nag Hammadi library.] Of this point there can be no doubt. Tertullian and many early church fathers stated this themselves [in their writings]. [Mystery Schools say that] this is why the famous painting of the “Last Supper” pictures the 12 followers [a.k.a. houses] of the Sun in four groups (of 3)… the seasons [with the Sun in the center].

On the round surface of the yearly calendar, you draw a straight line directly across the middle, cutting the circle in half – one end being the point of the winter solstice, the other end being the point of the summer solstice. Then draw another straight line (crossing the first one). One end of the new line being the spring equinox, the other end being the autumn equinox. You now have the starting points for each of the four seasons. This is referred to by all major encyclopedias and reference works, both ancient and modern, as “The Cross of the Zodiac.” Thus, the life of God's “Sun” is on “the Cross.” This is why we see the round circle of the Sun on the crosses of Christian churches. The next time you pass a Christian church, look for the circle (Sun) on the cross. On December 22nd, the Sun, going south, reaches its lowest point in the sky (our winter solstice). At that lowest point, the Sun stops moving on the sundial for three days, Dec 22nd, Dec 23rd, and Dec 24th in the Southern Constellation known as the Southern Cross. Hence our Savior (dead for three days) died on the Cross. The “Southern Cross Constellation,” that is. This is the only time of the year that the Sun actually stops its movement in our sky. On the morning of Dec. 25th, the Sun begins its annual journey back to us in the
northern hemisphere, bringing, of course, our spring. Therefore, on Dec 25th, the Sun is born again. And to this day, His worshipers celebrate His Birthday.

Today we have expressions when someone dies. We say things like, “They passed” or “They Passed On” or “They Passed Away.” The ancients said “They Passed Over” (from one life to another). [Ed. note: over the river Styx?] And so it was with the coming of spring, as God's Sun is “Resurrected” from the Death of Winter to His New Life (in spring). This is why Christians celebrate “The Resurrection” with a Sun-Rise service at… “Easter”… and the Jews, who knew [this ancient religion from their time in captivity in Babylon] celebrate the same with their… “Passover.”

Once we realize that in Astrology, each month is assigned one of the so-called “Houses” of the Zodiac and in heaven are 12 houses [or] (12 monthly signs), then the words we read of God's Sun saying “In my Father's house are many mansions,” makes sense (when translated correctly). The proper translation is as follows: Father's House = Heavenly Abode, Mansions = Houses. So, correctly read in the original text, we read: “In my father’s heavenly abode are many houses.”

We are told at Matthew 14:17-19 that God's Sun tends to His people's needs with “Two Fishes.” The two fishes being the astrological sign all astrologers know as Pisces. Thus, we have had for almost 2000 years God's Sun ruling in His “kingdom” or sign of Pisces/Two Fishes. As stated before, these signs are called houses. Therefore, Pisces is the “Lord's House” at this time. Truly, the Greatest “Fish” Story Ever Told.

The Sun enters each heavenly Sign or House of the Zodiac in what is called the 30th degree and leaves at the 33rd degree. Thus, God's Sun is said by the ancients to begin his ministry at 30 and dies at 33. [Ed note: the exact age of Christ from the start of His ministry to his death and resurrection.] This is why the highest degree in Freemasonry is the 33rd – for no one can rise higher than the Sun!

When viewing the shimmering rays of sunlight on a body of water at dawn or sunset, one can still see today how God's Sun 'walks on water.'

It was well understood by ancient man that our weather was caused and controlled by the Sun. It was a simple fact that God's Sun had the power to control storms at will. The ancient Egyptians taught that He did this as He rested in His heavenly boat while crossing the sky. Thus, we read that God's Sun quieted the tempest, or great storm on the sea, while in His boat. [Ed. Note: Meaning Isis' boat.]

Ra, the sun-god, [also commonly depicted as Osiris – i.e., 'the Father is in the Son, and the Son within the Father'] in the Barque of Millions of Years in which he transversed the heavens. He wears on his head, and accompanies, a vast sun-disk symbolizing his powers as lord of the heavens. The boat, formed of a serpent, bears his Eye; and the god is seated on a pedestal representing Mayet, the divine order.

When we stop to realize that every single king, prince, lord, governor, dictator, despotic ruler, civil and social institution, national flag, coat of arms, educational institution, military medal, award, organizational insignia, medallion, badge, emblem, citation, trophy, banner, pendant, political standard or ensign, agency of government or religion, uses the Sun as a primary symbol, then it can truly be said [in the Mystery Schools] that God's Sun is… 'King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.'

And of course “God's Sun” goes to his death wearing a “corona” – [which in] Latin [means] “crown of thorns”…. To this day, kings still wear a round crown of thorns, symbolizing the rays of the sun.

In the ancient world, months were counted according to the phases of the moon. They were called the 'lunar months' on the 'lunar calendar.' [Now,] since Scorpio/the Scorpion is the astrological sign starting in late October, the first month of autumn, it follows that October/the Scorpion, with his deadly, back-biting 'tale', betrays the Sun in autumn, leading directly to His death in winter!

And the 30 pieces of silver were, as the North American Indians would say, 30 moons of silver needed for the month to 'betray' the Sun and cause His unhappy death!

In relation to this, another interesting point: Factually speaking, when a person is bitten by a deadly scorpion the wound appears to be, or looks like, two human lips. The ancients called this 'The Kiss of Death!' This is why we read that Judas (October) gives God's Sun 'the kiss' – leading to His death in winter!

The next point to be made requires first, a little background. Christians have always referred to God as 'The Father.' But viewing God as a father didn't start here – it goes back far into the ancient world. The reason is: Our planet was always viewed as our 'Mother Earth or Mother Nature.'

And since rain (the life-bringing fluid), falling from heaven, impregnated and brought life to Mother Earth, it was therefore believed that our Father was in Heaven.

All this life-bringing intercourse between God the Father and Mother Earth would be after a proper marriage ceremony at a spring wedding. In the area today called Israel, anciently called 'The Land of Canaan,' the (sexual/fertility) rites of spring were celebrated each year in what was called…'The Marriage Feast of Canaan.'

And so the New Testament story was… Mother Earth asked God's Sun to draw water (from the sea) for the grapes to make fine wine for the wedding feast. This marriage feast story is over 5000 years old – 3000 years before the New Testament story… [And as the mystery schools believe, it's merely] one more case of pious plagiarism….

Though all of the essential pieces of the Christian story were long in existence before Egypt, it was with the coming of the Pharaohs that the story was finally codified and became religious dogma. Though the story varied in some details from place to place in Egypt, the essence was always the same: God's Sun/our risen Savior was the 'Light of the World,' who gave His life for us.

From the Egyptian records we learn that the new born Sun, Horus, was given the title 'The Logos,' which means 'The Word.' Egyptians further said 'The Word' was made flesh and dwelt among us. And since we enjoy only one Sun in heaven, He was said to be 'The Only Begotten' (of the Father).

Another interesting point not to be missed concerning Horus: Later in Egyptian history He was given a second name – Iesos, or Iesus, meaning 'holder of the light.' Still later, in Roman Latin, 'I' became interchangeable with 'J.' So from Iesus, we get Jesus….

In ancient Egypt it was said that if you wanted to follow the life of God's Sun and thereby 'live in the light of God's Word' (Logos), one would first have to leave his old ways of life to 'Follow the Sun [Ed. note: face the east].' But before beginning this new life in 'The Word,' one must die to the old way of life and be 'born again.'

Your first birth was 'out of the water' your mother formed you in. Because her water broke and your new life began, rebirth is symbolized by coming out of total immersion in water – baptism – or being born again.

A few thoughts on the 'Old Testament' Word of God…. At Malachi 4:2 the God of Heaven is described as the 'SUN of Righteousness with healing in His wings. The Sun with healing in His wings?? [Then in] the New Testament at Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34 we see God's Sun wanting to gather all under 'His wings.' This is most appropriate for, in Egypt, the Sun was always pictured with His wings."

In the most ancient Egyptian understanding of things, mankind was called 'the sheep of God.' And the great Orb of Day, God's Sun, was the overseer or, in the exact words from the ancient Egyptian manuscript, 'The Good Shepherd' – and we are His flock. All ancient kings thought of their people as sheep to be pastured, with themselves as 'the shepherd.' Sheep are ideal followers, you see, for they do not think for themselves but will blindly follow anyone without question. Admirable behavior for animals, but unwise for humans. Sheep were born to be fleeced, and have 'the wool pulled over their eyes.' Lastly, they end up as a tasty meal, eaten by their masters. [Ed. note: Interestingly enough, Masonic aprons are made out of sheep skin with wool fringe.]

All of the foregoing in mind, we read again from the Old Testament Book of Psalms. At Psalms 23:4 we read that old, dog-eared, tired exhausted and equally misunderstood chestnut, used by every 'man of the cloth' to put the sheep to sleep, we quote it here: 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy Rod and thy Staff, they comfort me.' 'Thy Rod and thy Staff'!!??

Here in the Book of Psalms the Old Testament God is pictured with His…Rod and Staff. The rod here mentioned is the king's 'Rod of Discipline.' And the staff is the 'Shepherd's Staff,' or crook. Now for the correct understanding of this old verse. Any good library book on the Egyptian religion will tell you that the ancient Pharaohs were said to be ruling for God's Sun on Earth. He was called 'King of the Kingdom' and 'The Great Shepherd of His Sheep.' In the hands of the Pharaoh/God (who's arms form the 'sign of the cross' on his chest), were placed the royal symbols of heavenly power…the Rod [i.e. a flail] and [the] Staff.

Incidentally, Jesus is pictured not only with His shepherd's staff but, at Revelation 12:5 & 19:15, is also said to…'rule with a rod of iron.'

In Jeremiah 18:2-6 and Isaiah 64:8 we see the God of the Old Testament portrayed in a different way. Here He is said to be The 'Great Potter' who fashions man on a potter's wheel. All Mighty God…The Great Potter??

Note: Jeremiah 18:1-6 reads as follows – “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.”

Isaiah 64:8 reads as follows – “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

The potter story was Egyptian, 1000 years before it was written by the writers of the Bible…. hieroglyphics taken right off the Egyptian temples [show] the god Khnemu fashioning the body of one of Ptolemies on his potter's wheel…. [another image with] the god Khnemu fashioning a Man upon a "Potter's Table," [and] behind him stands Thoth marking his Span of Life [on a staff].

In Egypt, God's Risen Sun was Horus. At 12 noon he became the 'Most High.' In this exalted position, He became the mediator between God and man. His name was Amen-Ra. Ra = ray (of the sun). His shepherds on Earth were called 'Priests of Amen.' They would direct their prayers to the invisible God – The Father – through His mediator, Amen-Ra. God's Sun was 'The Great Amen' with His Rays. In the New Testament He – The Sun – is still called (at 2 Corinthians 1:20 & Revelation 1:7 & Revelations 3:14) 'THE AMEN.' At the end of prayers in the temples of Egypt they would say 'Amen.'

The symbology and sacred references at the deepest esoteric core of Mystery Babylon have seemingly-endless uncanny ties to Christianity.

Within LDS doctrine, much of which derives from the Pearl of Great Price, we are given to understand that after Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, they were not left alone and completely ignorant – they were visited on numerous occasions by heavenly visitors, which taught them the fullness of the Gospel, and to understand that in the meridian of time the Savior of the world, who would be called Jesus Christ, would atone for the sins of all mankind. (Moses 6:51-68) In fact, as the centuries passed, we understand that Adam became a mighty prophet, and was referred to as the Ancient of Days. Before finally passing on, he gave a tremendous oration to his offspring, prophesying of everything that will occur from that point until the Second Coming of Christ and the millennium.

As the renowned LDS scholar Hugh Nibley asserts in his writings, it is all but certain that Adam and his posterity had all the keys, symbology, and prophetic understandings of the Holy Priesthood of Almighty God – and over time all these heavenly truths were lost and/or corrupted – requiring the event of Joseph Smith's life in bringing a restoration of all things of previous dispensations.

While these things were lost in their purity many millennia ago, they have been astonishingly well-preserved in their corruption by the Mystery Schools.

Therefore, when all is said and done, it really boils down to one of two conclusions:

  1. Having access to original purity of all aspects of the Holy Priesthood, Lucifer (through his earthly convert-initiates) established a corrupted priesthood and usurped the original projections, prophecies, symbols, holy astrology (heavenly calendars), and foreshadows of Jesus Christ, and thereby created a theology that utilized all of them – signifying himself as the Great Architect of the Universe, the Master Builder, the Sun of God, the Light within the temple that illuminates the soul of man, etc, etc….. or……
  2. Jesus Christ was merely a clever imposter-Savior, who not only set out to fraudulently dupe the “profane” masses into believing that his life, teachings, doings, death and (supposed) resurrection not only fulfilled ancient Israeli prophecy, but also was somehow aware of the deeply esoteric secrets and was astonishingly able to hit upon nearly every sacred tie-in to the hidden god of the arcane Mystery Schools – and his resultant formation of 'Christianity' is a profound perversion of their sacred, ancient religion.

Perhaps now – especially thanks to and taking into account the doctrinal understanding given to us concerning the pre-existence, a greater understanding of the nature of the War in Heaven, and the knowledge that while we (as humans on this earth) have had our pre-earth memories blocked, Lucifer has not – one can better comprehend how all this symbology could be planted within every culture, and seeded into every non-Judeo-Christian religion thousands of years before Christ's ministry. As for the humble, the meek, the lowly of heart, the penitent – one can readily discern which of the above two scenarios is the fraud and which is genuine.

The Age of Aquarius: Lucifer Rising

One final section of Jordan Maxwell's book demands sharing. Please take in the following, because these matters will be addressed later in this book:

According to astrology, sometime after the year 2010 the Sun will enter into His new Sign, or His new Kingdom, as it was called by the ancients. This next coming Sign [or] Kingdom, soon to be upon us, will be, according to the Zodiac, the House or Sign of Aquarius. So when we read at Luke [22:10], we now understand why God's Sun states that He and His followers, at the last Passover, are to go into “the house of the man with the water pitcher.” So we see in the coming millennium, God's Sun will bring us into His new Kingdom or House of Aquarius (the man with the water pitcher).

Yes, we are in the last days of the old “Age of Pisces.” Soon [Ed. note: after 2010], God's Sun will come again into His New Kingdom or “New Age”, “New Age” of Aquarius (man with the water pitcher).

Before moving on, it is critical to note the following:

It is discernably apparent through his numerous writings that Arthur C. Clarke is more than just a competent science fiction author – his works demonstrate a deep understanding of the esoteric. In his book 2010: Odyssey Two, the final chapter is called Lucifer Rising. The atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, made up of hydrogen, was ignited – causing the creation of a second sun. Quoting from this chapter (emphasis added):

Fifty times more brilliant than the full Moon, Lucifer had transformed the skies of Earth, virtually banishing night for months at a time. Despite its sinister connotations, the name was inevitable; and indeed 'Light-bringer' had brought evil as well as good…. It was as if a giant lamp had been hoisted into space, to shine upon half the globe. Even in daytime Lucifer was a dazzling object, casting distinct shadows…. [Most people around the world] welcomed Lucifer; it had made their lives much safer and easier…. The human race would adapt, as it had done to so many changes in the past. A generation would soon be born that had never known a world without Lucifer.

For pagans, occultists, New Agers – for all students of the Mystery Schools – the symbology is obvious and unmistakable. At some point after the start of the Age of Aquarius, after the year 2010 – Lucifer, the "light bearer" will shine his light (his occult "truth") upon all humanity, eliminating fear and ignorance, and guiding mankind to full “illumination” of their own intellect.

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