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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.


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

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

Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega on the plinth underneath the statues of
John the Baptist -Feast day the day after the Summer Solstice
Jesus - Feast day the day after the Winter Solstice. 

All the western religions stem from Solar Science

In the 19th century an English clergyman
The Reverend Robert Taylor
gave a series of lectures


On October 24th5 1827, Mr. Taylor was convicted on
one of these indictments [blasphemy] by an English Church and King
jury, and sent to Oakham gaol for one year, with securities
for good behaviour for five years. In this gaol
Mr. Taylor wrote his Diegesis and his Syntagma, this
latter was a reply to the Rev. John Pye Smith, it furnishes
the proofs of arguments used in debates at The
Christian Evidence Society. Mr. Taylor also published
a weekly letter in The Lion.


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 - click here to read the whole book.


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 lie 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.

 [we got the name Toll Booth from this Greek word Tolonium]

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.

 

Here the word House means a sign of the Zodiac

matthew mark luke and john

Consider now the 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.

Significantly there exists a Fomalhaut B
It was officially designated the name
DAGON
It may well have a planet orbiting this star
Or indeed Dagon may well be a planet like Jupiter but larger.
The star(?) is a variable and may well have been brighter in the past.


Fomalhuat system photograph by the Hubble telescope
  Here is the Fomalhaut system photographed by the Hubble Telescope.
In the box shows the plotted orbit of Dagon (Fomalhaut B)

Dagon is a Deity
shown below
Dagon otherwise known as Oannes

He was the Canaanite Fish God
But is also known in Assyrian texts dating from 2500BCE
As
Oannes
Said to be the God that came to mankind to teach them wisdom.

At this point it is important to draw attention to this from the book
Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

Significant to the Merovingian bloodline is the myth that they came out of the sea in antiquity to set up civilization. This may indicate an early connection to the myths of Atlantis. it certainly demonstrates a connection with the ancient Sumerian myths of the God Ea, who in Babylonia was OANNES, said to have come out of the ocean in antiquity to do the same. The Babylonian OANNES was fundamental in teaching humanity how to construct cities, establishing law, and demonstrating geometry; HE ALSO TAUGHT THE GRAAL SCIENCE {my capitals]

Some have suggested that this God-man was later symbolized by John the Baptist in Christian tradition. There are several key points to support this hypothesis, namely that OANNES came to land and baptized people with water and anointed leaders as priest-kings. One of the most important dates in the Templar tradition was Saint John's Day, 24th June, near the Summer Solstice. This date is also important to the Freemasons, as Saint John is one of the patron saints of Freemasonry. However the feast day predates John the Baptist, as it was the feast day of OANNES. OANNES was later known by the names DAGON, TAMMUZ, and NIMROD in different cultures and traditions. In Greek he was called IOANNES, which was latinized as Johnnes, and was Yohannan in Hebrew. The Christian church adopted John the Baptist ( or Joannes as he was called), as the patron saint to fill the date of celebration of OANNES the ancient Babylonian god-king. In this way, the church had hoped to create a holiday that both the Christians and pagans could celebrate (much like any Christian holiday). Thus, by calling it the festival of Joannes the Christians were satisfied with worshipping John the Baptist, while the pagans were still worshipping their old god OANNES. Later depictions of OANNES with his fish skin cloak, culminating with an open-mouthed fish-head hat, were adopted by the Catholic Church in the form of a bishop's mitre, which looks almost identical to the fish-head hat. Researchers have demonstrated that the Merovingians are intimately linked with both the Jesus bloodline, and earlier myths of OANNES. Later, this same tradition was instrumental in the practices and rituals of the Knights Templar, and those of Freemasonry.  

Helios and Phaeton
please note the man sleeping on the left sitting with a pitcher of water at his feet is
Aquarius
The man sleeping on the right is Zeus

Painting by Nicolas Poussin.


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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
(notably the Watchtower Society - Jehovah's Witnesses)
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 [The Royal Stars] , 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 Leto sent the Scorpion to hurt the earth.


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.

At dawn during the winter months in the northern hemisphere the constellation of Orion dominates the night sky.

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
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

Scorpio and Orion are opposite each other in the sky.

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.
He he portrays the story of Phaeton begging to be allowed to drive his fathers chariot.

Phaeton and the Horse of God
Behind can be seen the Horses of God - Zeus

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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.




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The Royal Stars



The four angels at the entrance to Saunière's church
With the words
By this sign you will vanquish (him)
Each angel represents a Royal Star.

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 Reverend Taylor again to sum up

I have explained to you how the Sun, who is the Jesus
Christ, and the only Jesus Christ that ever existed, as he
passes respectively into each one of the twelve signs of the
Zodiac, assumes the character of that particular sign, and is
assimilated and entirely identified with it. So that while he
is still one, and the selfsame Supreme and only God, we and
him continually spoken of under the most opposite and contradictory
characteristics and attributes. He is even sometimes
spoken of as his own enemy, and is as often the destroyer
as the savior of the world : sometimes loving the world, then
hating the world, then reconciling the world unto himself:
thus borrowing continually his moral character in the gospel fable,
from his physical affinities in the Zodiac.



Below is the view of what you will see looking east down the Via_della_Conciliazione in the Vatican
on the Feast of Pentecost 1897.
 
On this day the Sun culminates in conjunction with the Pleiades
The flock of Doves.


The dove like cloud overhead Montsegur
in Poussin's Les Bergere de Arcadie
See Tomb at Les Pontils 

 
Here is a representation of the sky over Rennes le Chateau at the Feast of Pentecost 1897
Midday (solar)
 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 the Royal Star Aldebaran

For the origin of this see

The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.

An Occult ritual

What Saunière and others knew about Solar Science.

The westward looking cross in Saunieres garden


Jesus on the cross facing west in Saunière's Garden

Underneath is the A.O.M.P.S. pillar
CHRISTOS AB OMNI MALO PLEBEM SUAM
Christ defends his people from all ill.
Unveiled at Pentecost 1897.


Note the depiction of the Sun radiating from the head of Jesus.

INRI
above his head means
IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM
(Jesus Nazarenus, rex Judæorum)

Usually taken as meaning
JESUS of NAZARETH KING of the JEWS

Problem!
There was no place called Nazareth in the first century CE.



'

Never heard of the place' – Josephus

In his histories, Josephus has a lot to say about Galilee (an area of barely 900 square miles). During the first Jewish war, in the 60s AD, Josephus led a military campaign back and forth across the tiny province. Josephus mentions 45 cities and villages of Galilee – yet Nazareth not at all.

Josephus does, however, have something to say about Japha (Yafa, Japhia), a village just one mile to the southwest of Nazareth where he himself lived for a time (Life 52).

A glance at a topographical map of the region shows that Nazareth is located at one end of a valley, bounded on three sides by hills. Natural access to this valley is from the southwest.

Before the first Jewish war, Japha was of a reasonable size. We know it had an early synagogue, destroyed by the Romans in 67 AD (Revue Biblique 1921, 434f). In that war, it's inhabitants were massacred (Wars 3, 7.31). Josephus reports that 15,000 were killed by Trajan's troops. The survivors – 2,130 woman and children – were carried away into captivity. A one-time active city was completely and decisively wiped out.

Now where on earth did the 1st century inhabitants of Japha bury their dead? In the tombs further up the valley!

With Japha's complete destruction, tomb use at the Nazareth site would have ended. The unnamed necropolis today lies under the modern city of Nazareth.

At a later time – as pottery and other finds indicate – the Nazareth site was re-occupied. This was after the Bar Kochba revolt of 135 AD and the general Jewish exodus from Judea to Galilee. The new hamlet was based on subsistence farming and was quite unrelated to the previous tomb usage by the people of Japha.

 
 


See The Jesus Hoax by Santos Bonacci

Jesus is the Sun

Leonardo's solar representation of the Last Supper

Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco showing Jesus (The Sun) centre with four groups of three Disciples representing the four seasons and the Zodiac
Leonardo's fresco shows the Autumn Equinox.
The word Autumn is from the Etruscan word Autu borrowed by the Romans.
It means 'change of season'

"I could wish that I had such power of language as should avail me to assure those who would extol the worship of men above that of the Sun. Those who have wished to worship men over that of the Sun have made a very grave error"
Leonardo Da Vinci
 
Christmas means 'Birth (rebirth) of the anointed one'
The anointed one being
THE SUN

Read
The Devils Pulpit
published two years before Charles Darwin's Origin of Species

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