Astro-Theology Exemplified                     

Malik H. Jabbar

 This is an excerpt from Malik's " The Biggest Lie Ever Told". Visit his

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Solar mythology is symbolism reflective of the sun's movement throughout its annual cycle. This system is very ancient; in fact we don't have a record of its absolute origin. It has existed in some form on all continents, in all ages. The ancients did not use scientific names to identify the cosmic entities; they used earthly names, they named the stars, planets, sun, moon, and constellations in duplication of the entities within their earthly environment. This is clearly exemplified in Greek and Roman mythology, which we all are familiar with, whereas the interplay between the cosmic lights are likened unto contending gods, such as Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Jupiter, Saturn, Diana, Venus, Ceres, Hermes, and many others. These names reflect cosmic stars, planets, and constellations that were personified in Greek and Roman mythology - their stories read like human intrigues but we all know the true references are to the cosmic lights. 

All cultures have their forms of mythology, that is to say allegorical symbolism reflective of astronomy, agriculture, history, culture, and so on. Cosmic mythology existed among the Chinese, Hindus, Egyptians, Babylonians, Aztecs, Japanese, Irish, and many, many others, including the Hebrews. The biblical stories of the Old Testament and the New Testament are not historical, but rather are tales reflective of Hebrew mythology. 

The biblical story of Christ is not historical; it is a tale of Hebrew

Mythology. Actually the Christ story is a mixture of Hebrew and Greek influences, descended from more ancient mythologies, but how we designate it, rather Hebrew or Greek or even Egyptian is not important because all of the ancient mythologies paralleled each other - they all told the same stories of the interactions of the cosmic lights under various cultural formats. Jesus was the sun, born on December 25th; under the allegorical symbolism incorporated by the early Hebrew or  Hebrew-Christian mythologists. A human Jesus never lived, not under the name Jesus, or a name such as Jehoshua Ben Pandera or any other name - Jesus Christ never existed, period! The Christ story within the bible is an allegorical tale, just like the Greek stories of Zeus or Roman stories of Jupiter; anthropomorphic tales reflective of astronomical phenomena. 

The biblical story of Jesus' life, from birth to death, is symbolic of the path of the sun through the Zodiac in the course of one year; his birth life and death are written in the stars. His story is a myth styled after the patterns of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others. As the story goes, he was born in a stable on December 25th, placed in a manger, while the Shepherds were attending their flocks - this is patently true under the allegorical symbolism of the sun. The birth of the sun takes place in the sector of Capricorn; included within this sector are the constellations Cepheus (The King), Cygnus (The Swan), Delphinus (The Dolphin), Pegasus (The Winged Horse), and Equllus (The Small Horse). Within the Constellation of the king (Cepheus), there are two stars of note, among others that make up this constellation - they are Errai, and Alfirk; Errai means shepherd and Alfirk means flock, this explains the shepherds and the flock that were nearby at the time of Christ's (sun's) birth. Also, Christ was said to have been laid in a manger at birth - it so happens that when the sun is in Capricorn, at midnight, the stars that light the night sky at the zenith are of the sign opposite the sun sign, which in this case points to Cancer. Within the sector of Cancer, there is an asterism known as the Beehive; Beehive is a recent name, anciently this asterism was called the "Manger", clearly indicating the manger assigned to the birth of Jesus (the sun-god). 

The Magnificent Forty: 

The Number forty is one of the most significant symbolisms used within the scriptures. In consequence of this fact, I have inserted several quotations from the bible that give reference to the number forty (40). The number forty represents pure symbolism and allegorically expresses the interval of time between the sun reaching certain celestial coordinates (the equinoxes), and its (sun's) tangible effect upon the climate of our planet, after reaching those coordinates. The interval is forty days, even though the biblical editors may use weeks, or years, or hours, in the text, according to the subject matter of the tale, so that the unit (description) used will fit the context of the specific fable. 

The interval is always referred to as a Struggle of some sort, some type of deprivation, or trial, or test. This is because of the extreme difficulty our solar sun experiences in vanquishing the winter cold from our atmosphere. After six months under the equator, the sun is now in position, when it reaches the Vernal Equinox on March 21, to restore warmth and moisture to the northern regions. But the victory of warmth over cold is not immediate, but rather a tug of war, back and forth, between the forces of light (warmth, salvation, reward, and blessings) and darkness (cold, tempting Devil, Satan).

But after 40 days (May Day), you can rest assured that the frost won't ruin your crops. The sun is now victorious, and free of the tempting (tugging) devil of winter. 

 Mark 1:9    And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.   

Mark 1:10   And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:    Mark 1:11  And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 1:12   And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

Mark 1:13   And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. 

This Forty refers to the Lag Time between the Sun reaching the equinoxes, to the actual Terrestrial effect on the earth, that takes about 40 days to materialize. The Spring and the Fall officially begin when the Sun crosses the Equinoxes, but the effect on the earth's weather is delayed for a period of forty days. 

This Period between the Sun's astronomical position and the earth's warming or cooling is a wilderness journey. The Goal or the Mount has been reached, but the effect on the earth's climate takes more time (40 days, which represents the amount of time needed for complete seasonal transition). 

The Ancients symbolized this period in the Wilderness, by two Semi-equinoctial holidays, namely May Day that comes forty days after the Spring Equinox, and Halloween which comes forty days after the Fall Equinox. 

You will note that after the sun (under the type of Israel) crossed the Red Sea, it (sun-Israel) had to endure forty years struggle in the wilderness. And likewise, after Jesus (sun) crossed the sea (river of John The Baptist) he was immediately taken to task by the Devil for forty days of trials, temptation, and fasting. The symbolism of the magnificent 40 is very explicit and occurs throughout the bible. 

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