the stars no longer guide our navigation, orchestrate our time-keeping,
or pace our planting and harvesting but nearly all ancient civilizations
shared this wisdom of time as a cyclical higher
power and thus organized
themselves to best survive by keeping the uncertainty and evil of chaos
away through acts seeking harmony with this cosmos. Western culture's
linear march- of-time model, ignores the wisdom of these past
civilizations. In the present, as we become more
troubled about our collective future amidst predictions of Armageddon,
Apocalypse and Aquarius the legacy of this high wisdom from past looms
large. The long obscured story is a spectacular one for it is written in
The oldest structures on earth are fertility
goddess temples on the island of Malta
honoring the annual cycle of life. Their beginning and end between 4400
-2200 BCE holds a remarkable coincidence or synchronicity with the
the Age of
Taurus. This esoteric knowledge of a 26,000 year
cycle pf earth moving through the heavens was known in ancient Egypt and
Babylonia where written records have survived. There will never be
irrefutable proof that the knowledge has its source in India but the
Vedic texts written in the 2nd millennium BCE after a longer period as
an oral legacy do reference prior ages before Taurus. The
Chinese are said to have adopted around the same time Egypt was
first rising as the dominant culture of the Mediteranean. Taurus is
city-states] The greatest reference to prior ages is considered
the Great Sphinx and the age of Leo
[10,715 - 8,572 bce]
Festivals in the ancient world were
of central importance for they were the community's attempt to find
victory for light and life over darkness. The annual return of life when
spring gloriously blooms at the vernal equinox or the winter solstice
when days finally begin to get longer are where we find our first
Carnavals. Some say you can still connect with these ancient rhythmic
patterns when you trance dance
with others at these cyclic times best acknowledged by the Carnavals and
spring festivals of the world.
The Age of
4,286 - 2,143 bce
Age of Taurus
Agricultural Age, Fertility
Golden Calf, Hindu Cattle worship, The Hindu religion
still clings to its cattle worship from the age of Taurus. Rise
of Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilisations. Bronze age in
Greece, rise of Minoan and Mycenean cultures. Consolidation of
agriculture, building of pyramids and megaliths. Bull cults in
Assyria, Egypt, Crete.
we find the bull as an object of awe in bullfighting which
suggest the end of the Taurus Age, a topic of much myth making
in pre-Christian religions including the old testament. The
conclusive point of the bull-fight, el momento de la verdad, is
when the torrero exposes his chest to the horns of the bull in
order to lean over the animalís head and plant the sword between
the horns. This act of death defiance highlights the ancient
ritual inherent in the sport.
One of the most photographed objects in all of the New Orleans
Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras float in the Rex parade. Since the
Middle Ages, the bouef gras (fatted bull) has become the symbol
of the last meat eaten before Lent. At one time, it would
have been ritually slaughtered as part of the feasting during
BUMBA MEU BOI
" For thousands of years the fertility rites of the god of
vegetation -- the sacred bull who was ripped to death like the
grain on the threshing floor or the grape from the vine -- was
celebrated with ecstatic frame drumming and dancing. The ritual
celebration always included the beer or wine made from the grain
or grape. The intoxicating beverage represented the blood of the
deity. By drinking the sacred blood one became intoxicated with
the presence of the deity.
Bumba Meu Boi
Frame Drum Festival
Persian traditions, the god Mithras was actually incarnated into
the human form of the Saviour expected by Zarathustra. Mithras
was born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother once worshipped
as a fertility goddess.
Mithraism was the last state endorsed pagan religion in Europe.
The famous bull-slaying iconography of the Mithraic Mysteries popular in
the Roman colonies, early in the Age of Pisces was meant to
correspond to how the stars were set in the Zodiac of Taurus.
The obvious connections with the Persian Mithras are still
debated by scholars.
The Egyptian Hourus was the bull of heaven, and a white bull was
sacrificed in Babylonia at the New Year to placate Ramman, the
god of thunder and lightning.
|The single comet strike
of 3150 BCE, impacted the eastern region of the Mediterranean
Sea is probably the event that caused the great floods recorded
in the myths of ancient Summer, Egypt and Greece but the far
greater one of 7640 BCE
is quite possible as well. An epic earthquake followed by at
civilization was informed by the Age of Taurus,
Taurus is the sign ruling over the desire nature on Earth
symbolized by the Bull. Taurus also presides over the gifts of
mother Earth to its inhabitants.
Surprisingly, the Egyptian
earth deity was the male god Geb, shown here under the
sky goddess Nut
Mayan astronomers of Central America, cultural descendants of
the original South American civilization, noted that around 3100
BC, an evolutionary shift occurred. They thought of it as the
origin point for a 5200 year cycle of sentient evolution, one
that culminates in
AD. It is also about the time of the dawning of the mother
Babylonian culture and possibly their own New World Olmec
culture. Pre-Aryan Hinduism, or the Vedic Era, could be seen
as the flag-bearer of the Taurus Age, with a noticeable
agricultural content and devotion to fertility in the symbolism.The
transition from the Age of Taurus to the Age of Aries, is
symbolized by the death of Krishna.
Palermo stone, carved about 2350
B.C., shows us what Egyptians of the day considered to be
important events: religious festivals, creation of statues of
the gods, wars, regular taxation, and the height of that year's
Nile flood. Administration and piety toward ancestors also
formed a part of their history. Official archives journeyed back
to the catalytic historical moment when the first pharaoh, King
Narmer, unified Upper and Lower Egypt and formed the unified
Egyptian state whose beliefs reflected a divine order that
required constant care through pageantry and ritual.
are give credit for the origins
of Persian Zorastorism which
is considered among the old Testament's most important
influences. How the Babylonian civilization began with such
extensive astrological knowledge is one of prehistory's great
Two main ancient Vedic
epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, deal with nothing but the
culture and lifestyle of the four main Ages before the Age of
"In the rig veda, the oldest vedic text, there
are clear references to a chakra or wheel of 360 spokes placed
in the sky. The number 360 and its related numbers like 12, 24,
36, 48, 60, 72, 108, 432 and 720 occur commonly in vedic
symbolism. It is in the hymns of the great rishi dirghatamas (RV
I.140 - 164) that we have the clearest such references."
by David Frawley one of the few westerners ever
to be recognized in india as a Vedacharya or teacher of the
We have drunk the Soma; we have become immortal; we have gone to
the light; we have found the gods
Rig Veda 8.48
As the Aryans had
no script of their own, the hymns of the Rig Veda were memorized
and passed on orally from one generation to the other before
being recorded in written form at a much later stage.
|The age stayed under
the sign of the bull (Apis, or sacred bull Mnevis of Helipolis,
identified to Ra), of the holy cow (Hathor in Egypt, surahbhi or
Kamadhenu in India or may be worshipped in many spiritual cultures), or
the golden calf in the polytheistic beliefs (see Exodus 32:4), preceding
the Judaic monotheism.
Krishna was said to have lived at the end of Dvapara Yuga (Encyclopaedia Universalis, Paris 1968, vol. 9,
p.711) considered by some to have ended in the year 3102 B.C. (Zimmer,
quoted work.) According to tradition, Krishna lived in the fourth
millennium B.C. (La grande encyclopedie, H. Lamirault et Co.,
Paris, vol. 21, p.647.) During his time the fifth chakra (Adi Vishuddhi)
of the Cosmic Being was enlightened.
The Message of the Ancients: A
|"The Mysteries of Mithra,
which came to flower in the near east during the Hellenistic age as a
kind of Zoroastrian heresy, and in the Roman period was the most
formidable rival of Christianity...
Celebrants wore masks representing
animals of the Zodiac: for astronomy was undergoing a new development in
this period through an application of Greek thought to the data of the
centuries of Sumero-Chaldean observation. In all religions of the age,
the Zodiac had come to represent the bounding, ever revolving sphere of
time - space - causality, within which the unbounded Spirit operates
unmoved yet moving in all."
|Mithraism was a mystery
religion with devotees sworn to secrecy. Nothing could be spoken
or written down. What little is known of Mithra, the god of
justice and social contract, has been deduced from reliefs and
icons found in temples. Most of these portray Mithra clad in a
Persian-style cap and tunic sacrificing a white bull in front of
Sol, the sun god. From the bull's blood and semen, grain, grapes
and living creatures sprout forth. Sol's wife Soma, the moon,
begins her cycle and time is born. The letters 'VSLM' that are
inscribed on many Mithraic stones are part of a secret code
thanking Mithra for his good deeds and are recognizable only to
the faithful. Mithraism and Christianity competed strongly
because of the striking similarity in many of their rituals.
Both involve shepherds, an ark built to escape a flood and a
form of baptism. Devotees knelt when they worshipped and a
common meal - a communion- was a regular feature of the liturgy.
THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRA
by Franz Cumont Search by google
A century ago, Franz Cumont gathered together all the primary
evidence about Mithraism: mentions in literary texts,
inscriptions, sculptures, coins, excavated Mithraea. This he
published in French in two volumes, "Textes et monuments figures
relatifs aux mysteres de Mithra" (Brussels: Lamartin, 1896-9)
Although it contained little information regarding the secret
initiation rites, it remained the definitive text till a
conference in 1970. Since then, scholars have rejected the books
strong correlation with Iranian Zorasterism and have found many
new connections to the Graeco-Roman pantheon of deities of a
standard mystery-religion type.
This the book is now in the public domain including a google
on-line version as well as a lesser quality reprint.
This version at
sacred-texts.com has the many illustrations
"It is thus
of great interest to note that in certain regions of the Roman
empire a pair of symbols was sometimes added to the tauroctony:
namely, a lion and a cup. These symbols must represent the
constellations Leo and Aquarius, the locations of the solstices
of Taurus. Thus all of the figures found in the tauroctony
represent constellations that had a special position in the sky
during the Age of Taurus."
Solving the Mithraic Mysteries" by
The Age of
= 6,429 - 4,286 bce
time, where a Great Year equal 25,920 earth years, the Age of Gemini
began around 6380 BCE.
"Golden Age of Wisdom"
aligned with the Age of Gemini;
the Phoenician, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Vedic
cultures are testimony to the cult of the Twins who were born of
the mating of the universal male principle symbolized by the Sun
and universal female principle symbolized by Earth and the Moon.
Gemini is the sign of writing and communication, we find that
new languages were discovered and spread in this time. The
Sumerians, who would eventually give the the art of
writing to Mesopotamia, began around this period.
and taxes also become part of life along with increased trade.
farming based on cattle herding and cereal agriculture took hold
along the Nile and as far south as the Sudan.
may also be the time of the Great Flood
although there is little agreement among
scholars on this great historic occurrence.
Although neolithic (wiki/Neolithic
) agriculture had by that time already reached the Pannonian
plain, its spread may have been pushed by survivors of the
The Orion Giant
in the Story of the Ages
The Giant represents the Constellation of Orion. In
Ancient Egypt Orion was known as "The Soul of Osiris". It
follows that The Giant, who is usually referred to as Narmer by
Egyptologists after the catfish and the chisel emblems in the
chiefs at the top of the Plate, is in fact Osiris, the Lord
of Precession Ö as opposed to Osiris, the Lord of the Dead.
The Giant appears to capture one of the Gemini Twins,
perhaps in an attempt to halt the progression into the New Age
of Taurus. More likely however he is giving the Twin his
blessing in the closing minutes in the Age of Gemini. The scene
is reminiscent of a person receiving a Knighthood for services
rendered. The one figure represents the set of Gemini Twins
since the Twin's body is facing forward towards the forthcoming
Age of Taurus, while his face is looking back upon the Age of
The Giant represents
the constellation of Orion
The constellation of Orion:
the Soul of Osiris
subtle references to
Freemasonry are intentional.
Copyright Audrey Fletcher 1999
the three Pyramids at
Giza,located south-west of Cairo, are aligned exactly as the
three middle stars of the constellation of Orion namely Alnitak,
Alnilam and Mintaka.
(center) with wife
Rama and Lakshman are always shown to be ready for battle (with
bow and arrow) as it is their
to fight. Rama is shown having blue skin which is a
characteristic of Vishnu
The Age of Gemini (6380
BCE to 4220 BCE )
corresponded to the flourishing period of early Hinduism. It was under
this sign that Rama, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu was manifested by
the birth of the two pair of brothers: Rama and Lakshmana on the one
hand, Satrughna and Bharata on the other. Rama Himself had twin sons:
Lav and Kush (in harmony with the name of the constellation where the
Sun was at that time.) Lav went to Russia from this we get the name of
Slav. The other son, Kush went to China, hence we get the name Kushan. "For where your treasure is,
there also will your heart be" Jesus said (Luke 12:34.)
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