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James Abram Garfield 20th President of the US
James Abram Garfield
20th US President

"The truth shall set you free, but first it will make you miserable"
 He was assassinated.

What follows is a narrative that will give the true nature the Judeo - Christian - Islamic faith

The true nature is revealed on the very first line of the Bible
In Hebrew
 
בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶ

Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz


In the beginning the GODS (plural) made the HEAVENS (plural) and the earth.
El is GOD
ELOHIM is GODS

 
The word hashamayim literally means "up above your head."
It is not an amorphous place where good people go.
The whole of the first line of the Bible is a direct reference to the Zodiac.

It is the view of this author that it is beyond any reasonable doubt that Jesus
as a historical person never existed.
See The Jesus Hoax by Santos Bonacci

The Gospels were written by members of the Flavian/Piso Roman Dynasty

See FLAVIAN/PISO SCAM below

The rise of Islam started with fall of the influence of the Byzantine Empire set up by
Constantine the Great (himself from the Flavian Dynasty)
It rose from the devastating effect of the Plague of Justinian of 541CE

Saunière knew the falsehood of his Church  

Jesus pointing
Jesus pointing upwards
In Rennes le Chateau church
Please note the PAX-CHI-RHO
above his head
Saunière knew the truth

All the western and near eastern religions stem from Solar Science

In the 19th century an English clergyman
The Reverend Robert Taylor
gave a series of lectures
These have been put into a book and published by
Calvin Blanchard (1808-1868) in 1857.and given the title

The Devil's Pulpit
or
astro-theological sermons


Summarizing
Taylor's lectures gives his understanding of the true nature of the
Christian religion and are based on the Sun, Moon and stars.
Here is part of his sermon.
Taylor studied as a clergyman at St John's College Cambridge for three years and qualified as a clergyman. He set up a Christian Evidence Society and lectured in London pubs dressed in elaborate vestments, attacking the Anglican liturgy and the barbarities of the Establishment for what he called its "Pagan creed". At this time blasphemy was a criminal offence against the faith "by law established", and he was sentenced to a year in prison. In his cell he wrote The Diegesis, attacking Christianity. It was signed -

ROBERT TAYLOR A.B. prisoner.
Oakham Gaol, Feb 19 1829


Here is an extract from The Devils Pulpit.


Trinity Church windows

Trinity Church, Broadway, New york
window mentioned in the passage above

Left to right
Matthew - Mark - Jesus - Luke - John

Featured with them

Man - Lion - Sun Disc Halo - Bull - Eagle

Here is reference to Ezekiel's Wheel
The earliest worship was that of a Deity as exhibited in nature, and the study of religion was the study of nature, and the priests natural philosophers, and hence astronomers, at first, honest; but having obtained power or influence by knowledge, the people gave them credit not only for what they did know, but also for what they presumed they knew : and because they could foretell eclipses by calculations based on laborious observations and apparent astronomy, they also presumed that priests could foretell other events, and hence urged on the astronomical priests the character also of astrologers.

The priests finding such professions a profitable source of revenue, drove these studies to extremity, and made 'mystery where none existed, as this enhanced the priestly character in the conception of the people. To preserve this influence and power, the profession or trade of the priest was made difficult. The Druids, or Priests of Apollo, (at first missionaries from India, of the order of Buddha,) had no books, taught the aspirants to the priesthood by memory only ; and gradually initiated them into the mysteries, making all manner of austerities necessary qualifications, so that none among the Druids of Britain, Gaul, Spain, and toward the East, were of an inferior character; all, by their training, were superior men in mind and body, fit to command, and like other men in power turned that to their own aggrandizement; so that, except the sovereignity [sic], this order filled every station of profit and honor ; their itinerant poets directed the common people, stirred them up to war or lulled them in superstition, while others directed the education of the wealthy, and served the offices of priests, lawyers, physicians, teachers and statesmen, and all banded in a secret order. Such as were the Druids in the West, were also the Magi of Persia and the Priests of Hindoostan and Egypt ; one system, in substance, governed them all ; and the worshippers of Fire in Persia, of the Sun and Moon in India and Egypt were substantially the same ; each worshipped God under the symbol of Fire, or the Sun, as the most prominent object in Nature, effecting being, life, animal and vegetable, and performing the offices of a good and wise Deity. The blessings of Nature were personified, and its qualities, the same as those of Deity, taught by every symbol which Nature affords or priests could imagine.

The heavens and stars were divided into hosts, with all imaginable qualities, in proportion as facts were really unknown, and natural phenomena were exhibited in fable ; a conjunction of the Moon or Planets was called a marriage, and the Sun assumed every garb according to the season and constellation in which it was ; a raging lion in midsummer when the Sun was in Leo, an ox in spring when the Sun was in Torus, and in later times " The Lamb of God" when the Sun took the cross and passed the equator in Aries the ram ; a noxious scorpion in autumn when the Sun is in that sign descending below the equator and becoming the harbinger of winter and desolation; and the Sun became a man in the sign Aquarius, or watery season, and in that character was so worshipped ; and these four signs form the celebrated Cherubim which ornamented the columns equally of the Jewish and Heathen temples, and have come down to our times, and associated with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ; for one of these signs are attributed to each, and are thus painted on the windows of the Cathedral (Trinity Church) Broadway, New York, built in imitation of an old European church, who copied it from a Roman church, who copied it from a Heathen temple, thus showing the connexion [sic] of Christianity with the ancient worship, and throwing some doubt on the reality even of the existence in flesh and blood of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, for here on the windows of Trinity are they represented as emblems of the seasons, and of the seasons too as they were five thousand years ago. To make these subjects plain we have introduced a cut, Vale's globe and sphere would be better, the ancients had something of the kind, so as to follow their pursuits in their studies as well as in their temples or astronomical towers
Ezekiel 1

5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
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.

So what are these four creatures that Ezekiel is referring to here?

And why is Matthew Mark Luke and John associated with these creatures?

Let us take Taylor's case regarding Matthew
From The Devil's Pulpit

And for this reason, sirs (and if you cannot bear the reason you must go to the other shop), that we hold that when a man has got the credit of having written a gospel, which we are bound to take for gospel, under peril of eternal damnation, the man who would leave any stone unturned in the way of picking all possible acquaintance with him, would be a fool. Now the first place or passage in any writing, book, or part of any book, or record, profane or sacred, history or romance in which the name of the man named Matthew occurs, is in our text, this same ninth verse of the ninth chapter of what is called
"The Gospel according to St. Matthew."

And here it [Mat Thew] occurs in the accusative case, Mat θαιον, governed by the verb ειδεν, he saw, and in conjunction with the noun under the same grammatical government, ανθρωπον, which is translated, a man, that word, so translated, attracting its participial adjectives, καθημενον, sitting,—that is, a man sitting, and λεγομενον named, or, more literally, called,—thus throwing up so much information as a man sitting Mat Thew, with the further predication of what he was sitting on, or at—that is, his chair or επι το τελωνιον  , which the best Latin versions render Sedentem in Telonio, which in English should be ''sitting in a Telonium" ;and which, for all that can be shown to the contrary, might mean sitting in a wheelbarrow ; but which our English translators, taking an audacious liberty with the sacred text, instead of confining themselves to the business of translation merely, have presumed to interpret for us, which they had no right to do ; they have added to tlie text the gloss of their own impudence, and rendered what should have been sitting in a tolonium, in the long periphrasis, sitting at the receipt of customs.

 The key phase here is

A Man Sitting.

Look here at Poussin's Et in Arcadia Ego
Found at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

Et in Arcadia Ego

Here we have three shepherds next to a tomb.

We also have a man sitting.
However he's also pouring water from a pitcher.
Now consider

Luke 22:10 (KJV)

10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

 



matthew mark luke and john

Stained glass window depiction of the four Apostles in a Somerset church.
Note the star symbol above and below each window.

Matthew – a former tax collector. Sitting in a Toll Booth tolonium, collecting taxes.

 Mark – a follower of Peter and so an "apostolic man,"

Luke – a doctor who wrote what is now the book of Luke to Theophilus. Also known to have written the book of Acts (or Acts of the Apostles) and to have been a close friend of Paul of Tarsus,

John – a disciple of Jesus and possibly the youngest of his Twelve Apostles.


From the information shown above we surmise that the Sitting Man pouring a pitcher of water
 is a representation of the


Constellation of Aquarius

Aquarius

This is the Apostle Matthew
depicting
A man sitting
With a pitcher of water.


Notice the star Fomalhaut (the fishes mouth) below the right leg.
Fomalhaut is known as
A Royal Star
One of four.

Let us extend this chain of thought to the other Apostles.

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Returning to the other Gospel writers

As we can see in the windows St Luke is associated with a Bull

This would be Taurus

Taurus constellation
The word LUKE literally means
THE LUMINOUS ONE.
Aldebaran is the 14th Brightest star in the sky.
The name Aldebaran  is from the Arabic
The Follower.
اَلدَّبَرَان

Aldebaran follows the Pleiades, the place where it is believed by some that God lives. from where the Holy Spirit descends as a dove
Pleiades means Flock of Doves.
 
The feast day of Saint Luke is 18th October
At sunrise on the 18th October in Judea Aldebaran is due west at 33 degrees elevation.

Sigil for Aldebaran
The Sigil for Aldebaran

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Saint John is associated with the Eagle
or the Phoenix

Eagle and the Scorpion

And here we have a problem for the Royal Star here is
ANTARES
In the constellation of Scorpio.
Antares (from the Greek word Ἀντάρης
meaning "Rival of Mars" (Ant - Ares))

What does a Scorpion have to with an Eagle or Phoenix?

The answer can be first explained in Revelation

Revelation 7

1
And after these things I saw four angels on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should blow not on the earth, nor the sea, nor any tree.

2
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given hurt the earth and the sea,
 

3

   Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
 




In Greek mythology, the myths associated with Scorpio almost invariably also contain a reference to Orion. According to one of these myths it is written that Orion boasted to goddess Artemis and her mother, Leto, that he would kill every animal on the Earth. Although Artemis was known to be a hunter herself she offered protection to all creatures. Artemis and her mother Leto sent a scorpion to deal with Orion. The pair battled and the scorpion killed Orion. However, the contest was apparently a lively one that caught the attention of the king of the gods Zeus, who later raised the scorpion to heaven and afterwards, at the request of Artemis, did the same for Orion to serve as a reminder for mortals to curb their excessive pride. There is also a version that Orion was better than the goddess Artemis but said that Artemis was better than he and so Artemis took a liking to Orion. The god Apollo, Artemis's twin brother, grew angry and sent a scorpion to attack Orion. After Orion was killed, Artemis asked Zeus to put Orion up in the sky. So every winter Orion hunts in the sky, but every summer he flees as the constellation of the scorpion comes.

The point here is that Zeus used the Eagle for hunting.
Orion had boasted that he would kill every animal
Leto sent a scorpion to deal with Orion
Revelation 7 is the Greek myth of Leto (The Swan - Cygnus)
and Orion rewritten and merely refers to the seasons.


In another Greek story involving Scorpio without Orion, Phaeton, the mortal male offspring of Helios (the Sun) went to his father, who had earlier sworn by the River Styx to give Phaeton anything he should ask for. Phaeton wanted to drive his father's Sun Chariot for a day. Although Helios tried to dissuade his son, Phaeton was adamant. However, when the day arrived, Phaeton panicked and lost control of the white horses that drew the chariot. First, the Earth grew chill as Phaeton flew too high and encountered the celestial scorpion, its deadly sting raised to strike. Alarmed, he dipped the chariot too close, causing the vegetation to burn. By accident, Phaeton turned most of Africa into desert and darkened the skin of the Ethiopian nation until it was black. Eventually, Zeus was forced to intervene by striking the runaway chariot and Phaeton with a lightning bolt to put an end to its rampage and Phaeton plunged into the River Eridanos

The eagle Aquila was the hunting eagle of Zeus who used thunderbolts to kill its prey.

This story has a painting by Nicolas Poussin who carried a copy of Ovid's metamorphosis with him at all times.

Helios and Phaeton
please note the man sitting with a pitcher of water at his feet.
Aquarius

In astrology the Eagle of St John is the eagle of Scorpio
the symbol of the redeemed and spiritualized nature,
the scorpion its fallen unredeemed earth bound nature

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St Mark (Marcos) accompanied in the windows with a Lion.

Constellation Leo

This is the Constellation of Leo.
Mark or Marcos is derived from the Latin
"Mart-kos, which means
"consecrated to the God Mars"

Saint Mark is described as an Apostolic Man
This literally means
"One who is sent out"
 From the Greek word Apοstolos Απόστολος

At the heart of the Lion is the star Regulus
another of the four Royal stars.

St Mark's Gospel is considered by theological scholars the "Cinderella Gospel" and inferior to the other Gospel's
It isn't and is rich in allegory

St Mark's Gospel is the key to the other Gospels
Firstly we have this

The Secret Gospel of Mark is a putative non-canonical Christian gospel mentioned exclusively in the Mar Saba letter, a document of disputed authenticity, which describes Secret Mark as an expanded version of the canonical Gospel of Mark with some episodes elucidated, written for an initiated elite.

In 1973, Morton Smith, a professor of ancient history at Columbia University, reported having found a previously unknown letter of Clement of Alexandria in the monastery of Mar Saba on the West Bank transcribed into the endpapers of a 17th-century printed edition of the works of Ignatius of Antioch. The original manuscript was subsequently transferred to another monastery, and the manuscript is believed to be lost.

More on this later




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The Royal Stars



The four stars with their modern names, and their ancient Persian names (in brackets) were:

  • Aldebaran (Tascheter) “ vernal equinox (Watcher of the East)
  • Regulus (Venant) “ summer solstice (Watcher of the South)
  • Antares (Satevis) “ autumnal equinox (Watcher of the West)
  • Fomalhaut (Haftorang/Hastorang)“ winter solstice (Watcher of the North)

Here is the view looking east down the Via_della_Conciliazione
on the Feast of Pentecost 1897.
The Sun culminates in conjunction with the Pleiades
The flock of Doves. 

 Pentecost

The four Royal stars correspond to the four Archangels
Aldebaran MICHAEL
Fomalhaut GABRIEL
Antares URIEL
Regulus RAPHAEL

In the centre of the Cross is the star
CANOPUS
The brightest star in the sky.
At Pentecost the sun is in conjunction with Aldebaran

For the origin of this see

The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.

An Occult ritual

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THE FLAVIAN/PISO SCAM

Here is a passage from The Messianic Legacy
from the authors of Holy Blood Holy Grail

". . . This fell into my hands by chance a little while ago. Until then I’d never had any intimation of what was being done nowadays in the field of biblical research, or of the attacks being launched by competent historians. It was a shock to me — and a revelation! . . . I learnt all sorts of facts that were entirely new to me. That the Gospels, for example, were written between the years 65 and 100. That means the Church was founded, and was able to carry on, without them. Think of it! More than sixty years after Christ’s birth! It’s as if someone today wanted to write down Napoleon’s words and deeds without being able to consult a single written document, only vague memories and anecdotes."

Apart from the reference to Napoleon, the above quotation, to judge from the letters and verbal declarations we received, might have expressed, almost verbatim, the reaction of a contemporary reader to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail when it was published in 1982. In fact the words are from a novel, Jean Barois by Roger Martin du Gard, published in 1912, and in that novel they elicit the response:

". . . Before long all theologians of any intellectual standing will have reached these conclusions. In fact, they’ll be amazed that nineteenth-century Catholics contrived to believe for so long in the literal truth of those poetic legends."


Lincoln, Henry. The Messianic Legacy

 

Yes indeed the truth of the New Testament is that it was written a full generation after the supposed death Jesus