In this story, Odysseus and his comrades are tormented by the Queen of The Underworld, Persephone. Who is trying to escape an Island (Underworld) she has have been cursed by the gods to remain on for eternity. She is kept company by bloodsucking vampire bat like creatures, who as you find out are her children. Now despite the fact, I have never heard of this particular story of Odysseus, I did realize its importance in ancient ritual. The rituals done for Spring and the coming Harvest. The sacrifice of the Sun King so that his blood my breath life back into the earth after winter and to ensure a blessed harvest. In accordance with all the talk about wheat prices and food riots across the globe I did not think it was a coincidence.
Then while browsing the Coast To Coast Am website I found posted a curious detailed horoscope chart for April 20, 2008 a SUNday. A Shamanic Astrologer named AJ McGettigan contends,
"The Full Moon this weekend (April 20) will coincide with a rare and
propitious alignment of Sun, Full Moon, Pluto and Saturn. At the time of
the Full Moon (3:25 am, Pacific time), the will be forming grand trine
with Pluto, and Saturn. The trining planets are all in Earth signs. This
formation is made stronger by its exactness. The event marks a moment of
harmony in the workings of karma, expression, and renewal. The light of
regeneration appears in the dynamics of experience and relationship.
Inspiration and new vitality infuse the practical workings of the
material plane. New horizons are viewed with ease. New
possibilities emerge with grace. "
My imagination ran away with me as to the importance of this alignment and what could be going on on such a day. Understanding astro-theology and the importance of such days for the use in rituals I decided to look up the Pope and see what he was doing. The Pope being a Sun King symbolic figure, I was amazed to discover that he was visiting Ground Zero that day to offer prays for those lost in the tragedy.
One of the pictures of the Pope I discovered had footage of the ceremonial candle, table with a golden carpet. I walked away from my computer for a little while to get something to eat. I almost choked on my food as I ran back to my laptop to take a closer look at the candles base. Upon closer inspection I found it to be very similar to the proposed plans for the future Freedom Tower set to be built at the location. I rubbed my eyes in disbelief. Was this just a coincidence or was it an intentional symbolic act of invocation for the Freedom Tower with a smaller replica, a model if you will, made to look like a simple candle holder.
It was not lost on me the importance the Elite put on such celestial movements and their use of numerology/Astro-theology in coordinating their ritual events. The fact that the Pope celebrated his 80th birthday in the United States was of unique significance in and of itself. Knowing about numerology, both 8 and 0 are numbers closely associated with infinity/eternity and spiritual matters. However, on a more mundane level 8 also encourages ideas associated with influence, setting powerful goals, being ambitious, resisting challenges, over coming rivalries and so on. The 20th date vibrational influence corresponds to ideas such as compromise, avoiding conflict, working in the background and listening to others. All associated with the basis of the Pope's trip. A sort of thesis/anti-thesis/synthesis ritual taking place.
There are hidden connections to the celestial alignment of the Moon, Sun, Pluto and Saturn. Connections linked to archetypal and mythological symbolism in the acts of the Pope while in the US. His meeting to strengthen ties to the Jewish community around the celebration of Passover. His willingness to meet with those who were abused at the hands of priests and meeting with family members of victims of 911. The holiday of Passover is linked to the story of the Israelites being saved, as the Angel of Death destroyed the first born of Egypt while they were captives. There are also many interesting aspect to talisman magic associated with the Passover that can be found at Jeffrey Dennis' blog: Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism .
I find that The Angel of Death corresponds to my idea of Hades/Pluto, god of the underworld. It is also linked to Saturn/Chronos in mythology as it is this deity that devoured his own children. Hades abducted and raped Persephone, later causing her to become Queen of the underworld. It is important to remember that in many way the Catholic Church is the embodiment and continuation of the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and Babylon. In Michael Tsarion's new book, Astro-Theology he states:
"Christianity is, as we have said, a warped branch of ancient solar cultism. The
priests who enjoyed elevated status within the world's Solar Cults were
astronomers par excellence. Their theologies, like those of their illustrious
ancestors, were originally Astro-Theologies."
These mysteries where enacted through dramas for the initiates to understand the astro-theological significance of event. The divine marriage and associated ideas of death/regeneration/rebirth, aswell as the sacrifice of the Sun King are all implied themes woven into the mystery drama of the Pope's visit. Tsarion goes on the quote Harry Dale Huffman in End of The Mystery stating,
"The religious focus of the earliest known civilizations was on the sky,
which was universally known to be the home of the “gods.” The sky covered the
Earth,and so was called “heaven,” which means a “covering”...The myths were
intimately tied to the stars through the constellations, for many myths ended
with the hero being placed among the stars in the sky, a process called
catasterization. Thus a constellation was said to be the image of the hero, or
heroine, who had been taken to live among the gods, and be immortal."
The Sun/Solar Cult connection is symbolized by the Golden Carpet and the seeming rays on the candle base. When one studies the Ancient Mystery Cults you begin to realize that there are parallel exoteric/esoteric teachings. Many within the Synchromystical community have notice the rise in new solar symbolism taking place in Logos of many organizations and companies. It is my contention that this represents the worship of the zodiacal sign Leo. Leo is a fixed zodiac sign and a typical representation of solar worship being interchangeable with the sun. Leo is positioned on the opposite or darkside of the zodiacal wheel from Aquarius. This correspondence is brought forth in the recent movies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and the sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as Disney continues to work its magic. While everyone anticipates the idea of ushering in the Aquarian Age in the Procession of The Equinox. Religious and Occult initiates are worshipping the rise of Leo/Sun in secret. This is because while Aquarius represents the conscious collective motivations of humanity, Leo with its associated symbolism and ideas is the archetypal energy of the unconscious directives of man. Those who study religious and occult iconography, the connections between Leo and The Tribe of Judah is unmistakable.
The Tarot also has some secrets to tell. The 8th card, Strength or Lust, for those who also have the Crowley's Thoth deck is associated with the Hebrew letter "Teth" meaning serpent. The serpent symbolizes secrecy, subtlety and wisdom. While the serpent allegorically as the "old serpent" is the tempter of mankind and the source of illusion. Once overcome it is the instrument of salvation and connected to the ideas of reincarnation, regeneration and immortality. For anyone who has enjoyed Steve Willner's videos will understand the Freedom Tower Ritual that took place. The zodiacal Serpent Ophiuchus and the methods associated with disCERNing the truth collide at the center of our Galaxy.