December 24, 2015 · 2:21 pm
CHRISTMAS is a contemporary Christian observance of the birthday of Jesus Christ, for whom the religion is named. It is modeled after the much older pagan celebration of Yule or the Winter Solstice. In the 4th Century, all official Christian Holy Days (holidays) were celebrated synchronously with the ancient wheel of the year. St. John the Baptist Day falls directly on the Summer
Solstice. The “Feast of All Souls” replaced Samhain and the “Feast of the Assumption” is observed on Lughnassadh…
—excerpted from ARCANUM by Joshua Free
Druidic traditions of the Winter Solstice surface to mind more quickly, since they are the most relatively recent customs and rites observed in the Western Europe and our known history, from which America is founded. Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians also observed the astrophysical phenomenon of the solstice.
Ancient “pagans,” understood the Winter Solstice as a turning point or renewal of the year. The strength of the Sun grows from this point, being the darkest day, until the Summer Solstice (the longest day). The Norse people were the ones to
call the festival “Yule,” meaning, “wheel,” which qualifies us to believe that they too
understood this symbolism.
During the winter season, at a time when the wildlife is hibernating and quiet and the Green World of Nature appears to have recessed into a state of retirement, the evergreen trees stood out among other trees. They were revered for their ability to sustain the harsh season, observed to be better equipped to handle the pressure of wind-storms and the weight of snow. Their resilience and longevity was attributed to this very fact; they were able to “bend” gracefully to external influences, while still maintaining their own independence.
YULE LOGS existed in pre-Christian Phrygia/Galatia (Turkey) and Mesopotamia all the way across Europe to the British Isles. It was kindled on the remains of the log saved from the prior year’s observation, after the ashes have been removed. The large log was fed into the hearth over a period of twelve nights (until “Twelfth Night”).
Meanwhile, the ashes from the previous year are ritually cast about the field to ensure fertility for the coming year. A part of the Yule Log is always kept to use in kindling the next year’s fire. This is retained for use as a sacred amulet of protection for the household all year long, often kept near the hearth to ward away lightning.
As much as the Christmas tree
has essentially nothing to with the religious event of Jesus’ birth
, the Elven-Norse
symbolism of the “Holly King
” or “Santa Claus
” has even less.
Today, a mythos of Santa Claus is recognized that is far removed from its original form. The Yuletide colors have always been red and green and occasionally white, gold and silver. These are the earth tones that Santa originally wore. In the early 1900s, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company used their own color scheme to harmonize their product with Santa and the holidays. The motif stuck. They were successful in directing a cultural shift in accepting this now famous red and white suited archetype.
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December 15, 2013 · 7:52 pm
With so much attention focused on the Mardukite Core “Necronomicon Anunnaki Cycle” developed by the Mardukite Research Organization (Mardukite Chamberlains) from 2008/9 through 2012 [Mardukite 1.0 — 4.0], it can be easy to overlook the more contemporary archaeological recent efforts beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2013; important supplemental work that compliments the original core (available in either four annual volumes, individual stand-alone titles, or now even as a two-volume mega-anthology “silver” and “gold” edition set of the Necronomicon — Anunnaki Legacy (Silver Edition) and Necronomicon Gnosis — Anunnaki Legacy (Gold Edition).
In spite of its esoteric name, the “Necronomicon Anunnaki Cycle” is the most readable, complete and comprehensive archive dedicated to the ancient archetypal Anunnaki traditions of Mesopotamia, including the very system origins of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Akkadians and the like. These same beliefs went on to change the nature of the planet, forming a developmental root to every aspect of human civilization, from religion to real estate, all of which can be found in the birthplace of modern man! After the Mardukite Chamberlains refined the four cycles of annual work that form the “Mardukite Core”, further work of a more specifically academic interest has continued, including two works that not only compliment the “Mardukite” work but are also of high demand to scholars in related fields.
The two current titles in the fifth Mardukite cycle of work are as follows:
— MARDUKITE 5.0 —
SECRETS OF SUMERIAN LANGUAGE
The Archaic History & Development of Babylonian-Akkadian Tablet Writing (A Dictionary of Cuneiform Signs)
by Joshua Free
2012 — Year-5 Liber-I
A comprehensive, practical, concise and economical guide to cuneiform writing, Sumerian language and its refined Akkadian use in Babylon, brought to the surface realm from the underground vaults of the world renown Mardukite Research Organization.
SUMERIAN WISDOM &
Book of Sajaha the Seer: Babylonian Cuneiform Wisdom Tablet Series of King Nebuchadnezzar II
by Joshua Free
2013 — Year-5 Liber-S
Visions and advisement from a great Babylonian seer, Sajaha: futurisitic accounts of the rise of a New Babylon disclosed to King Nebuchadnezzar II. Commentary, new translations and the original German transliteration manuscript are included within this concise volume.
RECENT NECROGATE BLOG:
:: A Complete Sumerian Babylonian Anunnaki Necronomicon Library for Magicians, Wizards, Adepts & Priests
Joshua Free delivers a short commentary describing the history and sequence of the work conducted and published by the Mardukite Chamberlains (Mardukite Research Organization) from 2009 through 2012.
RECENT NEXGENSYS BLOG:
:: Fundamentals of NexGen Systemology 101, Awakening to the Next Evolution with Joshua Free
Joshua Free delivers a short commentary describing the original founding work conducted and published through the NexGen Systemological Society, a division of the Mardukite Chamberlains (Mardukite Research Organization subsidized by the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press.
RECENT DRUID SCHOOL BLOG:
:: The Green Man, Santa Claus, Norse Elves and Celtic Druids with Arcanum by Joshua Free
Joshua Free delivers a short commentary based on the Arcanum and Druid Compleat describing the origins of the winter holiday traditional figures, such as Santa Claus and the archaic “Green Man” of this archetype.
RECENT WIZARDRY SCHOOL BLOG:
:: Truth about Christmas Winter Solstice Yule Festival meaning defined with Arcanum by Joshua Free
Joshua free delivers a short commentary based on Arcanum describing the origins of universal winter holiday traditions, such as “Christmas”, strongly based in the European “Yule” customs surrounding the winter solstice.
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