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Part 10, of a Series, ON THE MYSTERIES


"Pathagoras composed his doctrine on the Harmony and Music of the Spheres, calling ‘a tone’ the distance of the Moon from the Earth; from the Moon to Mercury, half a tone, from thence to Venus the same; from Venus to the Sun 1 1/2 tones; from the Sun to Mars a tone; from thence to Jupiter 1/2 a tone; from Jupiter to Saturn 1/2 a tone; and thence to the Zodiac a tone:
thus making seven tones - the diapason harmony."


In this Issue





In the previous study, we looked somewhat at the Great Pyramid of Giza and pointed out that originally, it had many hieroglyphic symbols on its faces, which were meant to instruct mankind after the Flood.

Now, I want to show the real significance of the many pyramids that are still extant, around the world. These comments will also prepare my reader for what we will be considering in future articles.


All over Central America, Egypt and Babylon, step pyramids can still be seen, to this day. The ones in Central America were erected in the last thousand years or so but many of the ones in Egypt and North Africa are thousands of years old.

Some years ago, Mr Faber wrote a book entitled, "Origin of Pagan Idolatry", in which he speculated that these seven-tiered pyramids reminded them of the Great Mountain of Atlantis. This is the same mountain that had stood in the center of Eden.

Plato’s account shows four separate rivers coming down the mountain on four sides, making the sign of the cross.

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The word ‘Eden’ is translated by Hebrew scholars as meaning ‘pleasure’ or ‘delight’, a reference to the fact that God created the garden for the pleasure of mankind. This is not, however, its true origin.

The word ‘Eden’ is in fact Akkadian - the proto-Hebrew, or Semitic, language introduced to Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) by the people of Agade, or Akkad, a race that seized control of the ancient kingdom of Sumer during the second half of the third millennium BC.

In their language the word ‘Eden’, or edin, meant a ‘steppe’ or ‘terrace’, as in a raised agricultural terrace.

The mythologies of both the Sumerians, who ruled the various Mesopotamian city-states from around 3000 BC onwards, and their eventual conquerors, the Akkadians, placed the homeland of the gods in this exact same region.

The Akkadians originated as a Semitic, or proto-Hebrew, race of uncertain origin, and in their religious literature this heavenly abode is referred to as Kharsag Khurra, the heavenly mountain.

Here the gods, also known as the Anunnaki, lived in a paradisiacal realm with gardens, orchards, temples and irrigated fields that not only resemble the Seven Heavens described in the ‘Book of Enoch’, but is actually referred to on more than one occasion as edin, the Akkadian for ‘steppe’ or ‘plateau’.

The word Eden is derived from the Sumerian term E.DIN. Whilst the first syllable ‘E’ meant ‘Home’, the second syllable was an abbreviation of DIN.GIR, commonly translated as ‘the gods’. Eden or E.DIN was therefore the ‘Abode of the Gods’.

If you will recall, in part 5 of this series, I quoted from Murray’s ‘Mythology’ as follows:

"On the highest point of this mountain dwelt Zeus, "while the mansions of the other deities were arranged upon plateaus, or in ravines lower down the mountain.

The deities, including Zeus, were twelve in number: Zeus (Jupiter), Hera (Juno), Poseidon (Neptune), Demeter (Ceres), Apollo, Artemis (Diana), Hephaestos (Vulcan), Pallas Athena (Minerva), Ares (Mars), Aphrodite (Venus), Hermes (Mercury) and Hestia (Vesta)." -Page 23

Ezekiel wrote of the king of Tyre, saying, "You have been in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald and the carbuncle and gold:

the workmanship of your tabret and your pipes (?) were prepared in you in day you were created. You are the anointed cherub that covers; I set you so that you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

You were perfect in your ways until lawlessness was found in you." - (Ezek. 28:13- 15)

Does this sound like any mortal that you know?

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The Marduk ziggurat A tablet giving measurements and the eye-witness account by the Greek historian Herodotus describe it as having had seven stages of different colors with a temple at its top.

Of course what Herodotus saw was not the original ziggurat, but a structure greatly enlarged by Nebuchadnezzar, complete with a temple on top of it. .The original, was probably built by Hammurabi.

Archaeologists discovered a core consisting of the ruins of previous ziggurats which had been leveled and enlarged several times, before Nebuchadnezzar added a casing of burnt brick 15 m thick Each of the colors represented the visible planets, with the sun and moon.

Gold representing the sun and silver representing the moon.

Lethaby, just a few pages later, says the Great Pyramid of Giza also had a smooth facing utilizing seven different colors. "Maspero and Perrot are disposed to accept the account of a Greek writer that the Great Pyramid was decorated in zones of color, with the apex gilt . . ."

Imhotep was the first architect ever to build a solid stone pyramid. He built it at Saqqara during the Third Dynasty for his king, the mighty Djoser.

Its stepped design is still very reminiscent of the seven-tiered ziggurat structures of Mesopotamia, while the facades of the tremendous walls that surround the pyramid complex are strikingly similar to the exterior walls of cult buildings in ancient Iraq — the temple of Enki at Eridu being a prime example.


The details of early calendars and their evolution are complex; suffice to say that the problem was solved with reasonable accuracy (and, let us remember, without the aid of mechanical clocks) by the Babylonians. Since then, there have been additional complications and evolutions.

Julius Caesar had to summon an astronomer from Alexandria to sort out the muddle into which the Roman calendar degenerated, and his Julian calendar eventually fell out of phase by no less than eleven days, so that in 1752 Britain was forced to adopt the Gregorian calendar (established in the rest of Europe by Pope Gregory in 1582), cutting eleven days from the year.

At midnight on 2 September became 14 September, and people rioted in the streets because they thought the civil servants were doing them out of eleven days of life.

The European calendar mandated by Pope Gregory in 1583 is the only world calendar that did

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not intercalate at least two celestial cycles. The Hebraic calendar acquired by Enoch after he was translated in a beam of light intercalated solar and lunar cycles in a fashion similar to the Maya.

The Dogon in Africa were given four calendars by visitors from Sirius B: Solar, lunar, Venusian, and civil.

The Tibetan calendar is so similar to the Mayan that traditional scholars now speculate that they share a common origin.

The Vedic calendar is based on cosmic cycles, or Yugas. An ancient Hindu astrology used 27 houses of 13 degrees 20 minutes, which are key numbers in the Mayan calendar.

These calendars provided a time management tool that synchronized planetary cycles with visits from the stars. The Dogon calendar identified the 12 or 13th Century as the date of last visit;

the Mayan calendar identified July 11, 1991, as an upcoming date of visit. Both of these dates coincided with significant planetary cycles.

As we have displayed in our previous chapters, the Mexicans, as all other Meso-Americans, believed in the periodic destruction and re-creation of the world.

Hundreds of species were extinguished, including (in America alone) the camel, mastodon, mammoth, ground sloth, giant peccary and giant beaver, dire wolf, short-faced bear, mountain deer, and saber-toothed cat.

Some paleontologists believe that human beings hastened a few of these extinctions through overhunting. But one can see why it would be important to know when the next catastrophe would strike.

The "Calendar Stone" in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia (National Museum of Anthropology) in Mexico City depicts in its central panel the date 4 Ollin (movement), on which they anticipated that their current world would be destroyed by earthquake, and within it the dates of previous holocausts:

4 Tiger, 4 Wind, 4 Rain, and 4 Water. The Egyptians, as well, according to Timeus of Plato, believed the earth is subject to recurring conflagrations and floods.

The peoples of Mesoamerica employed in addition to a practical calendar of 365 days, called the Haab, also a Sacred Calendar (called Tzolkin) of 260 days.

The two cyclical calendars were conceived as two wheels with meshing teeth that turned and returned to the same spot once in 52 years; and 52 was the Sacred Number of the Winged Serpent god?

It takes Venus 52 years to make an orbit around the Sun.


There have been many projected dates for the ending of the Mayan calendar, ranging from 1957 to 2050. The 2012 end-date was defined by the Thompson Projection. Thompson's projection used a day-by-day count to cross -reference the Mayan to the European calendar rather than a count of years.

This bypassed the problem of year names in the Gregorian system. Jose & Lloydine agreed with Thompson's 2012 date. More importantly, the 2012 date works with the hard facts evidenced by the accuracy of the July 26, 1992 Time Shift.

Terence McKenna and Peter Meyer's Timewave Zero software that graphs time as a fractal demonstrates by graph the accuracy of the winter solstice of 2012 as the correct end-date of the Mayan calendar with graph anomalies appearing in the months of July.

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Once a calendar had been devised, observation and the application of mathematics meant that planetary movements could be predicted. The next step was the invention of the zodiac.

In the first place this was devised as a means of measuring time. It is a circle around which twelve constellations are set, each marking a segment of thirty degrees of the ecliptic, the imaginary path the Sun seems to follow on its journey round the earth.

Because that journey takes more or less 365 days, astronomers in Babylon, Egypt and China independently arrived at the idea of dividing the ecliptic into 360 degrees, easily divisible into twelve sections.

The circle, for practical purposes, had to start somewhere. In ancient times it started variously from certain fixed stars — from Aldebaran or the Bull’s Eye, for instance, or from Regulus, the brightest star in Leo.

It is my belief that the Sphinx was build as a symbol to show the beginning and end of the Zodiac. It’s face is that of a woman (Virgo), it’s body is that of a lion (Leo). Modern astrology starts from the vernal equinox — the point at which the Sun seems to cross the equator from south to north at the spring equinox of the northern hemisphere on 20, 21 or 22 March each year.

To examine the order of the Signs, so far as Christian Initiation is concerned, go to

Is there any wonder that the brightest stars in the belt of the Zodiac, just happens to be in the four faces of the cherubim ?

Fomalhaut Aquarius Man
Regulus Leo Lion
Antares Ophiuchus Eagle - Serpent Holder
Aldebaran Taurus Bull

These stars are three Signs apart from each other. !!!


In fact, it was Enoch who learned the signs of the Zodiac from God and passed it, and the names of the stars, on to mankind.

According to the Book of Jubilees, supposedly written by Moses, Enoch "was the first among men that are born on earth who learned writing and knowledge and wisdom and who wrote down the Signs of Heaven, according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the year according to separate months."

David, the sweet psalmist of Israel, wrote: "The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork.

Day unto day utters speech and night unto night shows Knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone throughout the earth and their words to the end of the world. . ."
- Psl. 19:1-4

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There is a proper use of the Zodiac and an evil use of the Zodiac, even a false religion such as the Israelites had, when they burned incense to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
- II Kings 23:5

"According to Seneca, Berous taught prophecy of every future event and cataclysm by the Zodiac; and the time fixed by him for the conflagration of the world and another for a deluge, is found to answer to the time given in ancient Egyptian papyrus.

It comes at every renewal of the cycle of the sidereal year of 25,868 years. The names of the Akkadian months were called by and derived from the names of the signs of the Zodiac, and the Akkadians themselves are far earlier than the Chaldeans." - P. 649, Vol. I, The Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky



The pictures found today in the zodiac were not developed by the Greeks, but were in place perhaps as early as 4000 B.C. predating even the civilizations of Sumeria .

These pictures were not merely arranged in haphazard order to aid in the tracking of the star movements, but with the purpose of depicting an epic narrative.

Authors like Bullinger and Seiss have suggested that there is a deeper meaning, one that goes beyond even the most illuminated of occult interpretations. The zodiac is a pictorial story of God's plan of salvation on earth. The key to understanding the celestial zodiac is found in ancient depictions of a mythical creature called the sphinx.

For those who have never been exposed to the writings of Bullinger and Seiss, I will now lay out the exoteric meaning of the Twelve Signs and the three associate constellations belonging to each Sign, beginning with Virgo:

VIRGO is a prophecy of the Coming Seed. In Hebrew ‘bethulah’ is the Virgin found in Isaiah 9:6,7; 7:14. She holds a sheaf of wheat in her hand (or a branch) Jer. 23:5,6; Isa. 11:1

1. COMA - means ‘desired’. She is the woman holding a child. The Arabian Astronomer, Albumazar described this constellation as an Egyptian Queen seated, holding a small boy, whose name is IHESU or IEZA, which in Greek is Christos. Hagg. 2:7

2. CENTAURUS - Speaks of two natures and the despised sin offering. In Hebrew it is ‘Bezeh’ See Isa. 53:3 Also called Asmeath (sin offering- Isa. 53:10).

3. BOOTES - Coming one with Branch, from Hebrew ‘bo’, meaning ‘to come’- Psl. 96:13

LIBRA - The Redeemer’s Atoning work. See Psl. 49:7; 62:9. In ancient times this symbol was a circular altar.

1. CRUX - means Cross endured. Hebrew is ‘adom’ or cutting off, as in Dan. 9:26

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2. LUPUS - victim slain. Hebrew is ‘asedah’ - ‘to be slain’. Heb. 9:11, 12; Isa. 53:7

3. CORONA - Crown bestowed. Hebrew ‘atarah’ is ‘royal crown’. Heb. 2:9

SCORPIO - Redeemer’s conflict. See Psl. 91:13 Scorpio is a large Sign which has a brilliant red star near its center.

1. SERPENS - Serpent seen in the strong grip of Ophiuchus.

2. OPHIUCHUS - A very large man, holding a long Serpent off the ground.

3. HERCULES - The mighty hero remembered for his Twelve Labors. He was in the belly of the sea monster for three days and nights.

SAGITTARIUS - The Redeemer’s Triumph. Hebrew ‘keith’ meaning ‘archer’. See Psl. 45:3-5; 64:7-10.

1. LYRA - Praise prepared for conqueror (the Harp). This constellation is famous because of it beautiful star Vega (which means ‘he shall be exalted’).

2. ARA - Fire on the Altar. Also the fire of vengeance as in Isa.

3. DRACO - The Dragon cast down. This is the dragon of Rev. 12:9; Psl. 74:12-14; Isa. 26:1; 27:1

CAPRICORNUS - Results of the Redeemer’s suffering. He is part fish (bottom half) and part goat (top half). He has been to the depths of the Ocean and the peaks of Mountains. Hebrew ‘gedi’ means ‘the kid’ or ‘cut off’.

1. SAGITTA - Arrow of God sent forth. See Psl. 38:2; Job 6:4

2. AQUILA - Smitten one falling. Constellation of wounded Eagle.

3. DELPHINUS - Dead one rising again. Is the constellation of the Dolphin. The Egyptian Zodiac shows a vessel pouring out water. Hebrew ‘dalaph’ means ‘pouring out of water’. The Persian Zodiac shows a fish and a stream of water.

AQUARIUS - The Blessing Assured. In the Egyptian Zodiac of Denderah, his name is Hupei (meaning ‘place of his coming down’ or ‘poured forth’) and he is shown as a man holding two urns, from which streams of water pour forth. The great fish at his feet, ‘Piscis australis’ comes from one of them.

1. PISCIS AUSTRALIS - Blessings bestowed. See Joel 2:28; Num. 24:7; Isa. 32:1,2: 41:18; 44:2, 3, 6.

2. PEGASUS - Blessings coming quickly.

3. CYGNUS - The Blesser surely returning.

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PISCES - Blessings in Abeyance. Sign of the two fishes. Hebrew ‘dagim’ - ‘connected with multitudes’. Gen. 48:26; 1:28; Ezek. 47:9.

1. The BAND - The great enemy. The two fishes tied to the sea monster Cetus by bands. Hosea 11:4

2. ANDROMEDA - The Redeemed ones in bondage. (Her feet rest on Perseus) Hebrew is ‘sirna’ meaning ‘chained’.

3. CEPHEUS - The Deliverer coming to loosen. Hebrew mean ‘branch’.

ARIES - Blessing Consummated. Hebrew ‘taleh’ the lamb. (actually a ram). John 1:29; Psl. 45:9-17.

1. CASSIOPEIA - Captive delivered. Her name means ‘enthroned, the beautiful’. Isa. 54:4-8; 62:3-5

2. CETUS - Great enemy bound. Is the great sea monster. Rev. 21:2, 10, Isa. 26:21; 27:1

3. PERSEUS - The ‘Breaker’ delivering. Hebrew ‘peretz’ the breaker. Micah 2:12, 13.

TAURUS - Christ comes to rule. Hebrew ‘shur’ - ‘coming to rule’. Josephus mentioned that the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac were laid out in the floor of Solomon’s temple.

(Wars V, 5:4,5, 214, 217) Today, the Sign of Taurus shows only the head, neck and two horns of a bull. Since each of the twelve tribes of Israel were associated with the twelve signs of the Zodiac, it is written of Joseph’s two children,

"His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the end of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh." - Deuteronomy 33:17

In the neck of Taurus are the beautiful Pleiades (which means Congregation of the Ruler). The Hebrew equivalent is used in Job 9:9; 38:31, 32. The Syriac name for Pleiades is ‘succoth’ meaning ‘booths’. Another group of stars found in his nose is Hyades, meaning the ‘congregated’. See Jude 14, 15; Psl. 44:5; Isa. 34:3-8

1. ORION - Redeemer breaking forth as light. Hebrew is ‘oarion’ meaning light. Orion is ‘chesil’ the Giant. - Job 9:9; 33:31; Amos 5:8;

2. ERIDANUS - Wrath breaking forth as a flood. From the foot of Orion, proceeds the very long constellation called the River of Fire. See Isa. 30:27-33; Dan. 7:9-11; Habb. 3:5

3. AURIGA - Safety for the redeemed in day of wrath. The Hebrew root word means ‘shepherd’. He holds a goat and two lambs. Isa. 40:10, 11

GEMINI - Christ as Prince of princes. The Twins.

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1. LEPUS - Enemy trodden under foot. Most show a hare, I suspect a wolf.

2. CANIS MAJOR - Coming glorious Prince. A Dog.

3. CANIS MINOR - Exalted Redeemer

CANCER - Christ’s Redeemed Possessions. The constellation of two asses (the colt & the foal). Today shown as a Crab. See Gen. 49:10, 11

1. URSA MINOR - Today, this sign is a bear but in ancient civilizations, it was The Lesser Sheepfold.

2. URSA MAJOR - The Fold and the Flock. John 10:14-16

3. ARGO - Pilgrims arrive at home. The Great Ship.

LEO - Christ’s triumph. Constellation of the Lion.

1. HYDRA - Great Serpent destroyed.

2. CRATER - The Cup of Wrath poured out.

3. CORVUS - Birds of prey devouring. The Vulture.

The above notes were exerpted from E. W. Bullinger’s book ‘Witness of the Stars’. For an esoteric interpretation of the Zodiac, see my comments at


In an important work on ancient Euphratean star-lore written by Aratus, a noted Greek astronomer and poet who lived around 270 BC, the sea-monster Cetus is referred to as "the dusky Monster" — a name that was said to express "the blue-black of the nocturnal sky".

The primary chaos out of which the Near Eastern cultures of the foothills and plains first emerged was viewed mythologically as a huge sea-monster or primeval dragon called Tiamat or Kumarbi.

Legend spoke of the physical world being fashioned from the body of this mythical creature, while the tears that flowed from its eyes went to form the water-courses of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.

Both Tiamat and Kumarbi bore a celestial counterpart seen as forming the stars of the constellation known as Cetus — the great whale or sea-monster — which swam in the celestial form of the Euphrates river.

In astronomical terms, this string of 34 stars, stretching between the front paws of Cetus and the left-foot of the giant Orion, is known as the starry stream of Eridanus and the River of the Night.

The whole area of south-western sky in which these constellations are placed was known in Babylonian times as the Gate of the Deep, beyond which lurked the dark primeval waters of chaos with which Tiamat had threatened to drown the world before the current world age.

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Assuming that Sekhmet’s fierce fire was in some way representative of an all encompassing conflagration that devastated Egypt, then might the intoxicating brew that covered the earth be a memory of a subsequent flood that also overwhelmed the land?

If so, then was Sekhmet herself simply an allegorical allusion to the Age of Leo? (From around 10,970 BC to 8,810 BC.) The indications are that the lion of Leo came to symbolize the age of chaos and destruction that surrounded the end of the Ice Age, perhaps the reason why the Arabs referred to the Great Sphinx as the "Father of Terrors".

It seems likely that these troubled times forced Egypt’s high culture to fragment and disperse, hence the sudden cessation of proto-agriculture among the various Nile communities. This supposition is supported by vivid accounts of fire and flood from Egypt itself.

For example, surviving Coptic-Arab texts speak of the land being devastated both by floods and a great fire that came from "the constellation of Leo"

- a reference not necessarily to some astronomical boloid coming from this part of the heavens, but to the time-frame in which these events occurred, in other words during the Age of Leo.

Recent geological surveys of the Great Sphinx have revealed that the weathering effects visible on its body, and on the nearby enclosure wall, were caused not by wind, as the Egyptologists believe, but by water precipitation - in other words, rain.

Lots of it, over a very, very long period of time.

Such a supposition creates insurmountable problems for the academics as it is known that the last time Egypt produced enough rain to have created such raging torrents of water was during the 3000-year stretch between 8000 and 5000 BC.

Great discoveries are being made on the Giza plateau.

None can be more extraordinary than the detection beneath the Sphinx's wedge-shaped enclosure of a series of nine concealed chambers of unnatural origin.

These were first noticed during seismic soundings of the hard bedrock by two research programmes, one led by seismologist Thomas Dobecki in 1991 and the other co-ordinated in 1996 by the University of Florida in association with millionaire Joseph Schor, a life-long member of the Edgar Cayce Foundation (see below).

Egyptologists assert that the Valley Temple, which sits on the edge of the plateau, was built at the time of the Pharaoh Khafre, around 2550 BC. Certainly, it is linked via a stone causeway to another ancient temple on the eastern side of the Second Pyramid which is also accredited to Khafre.

Further evidence of this conclusion, they say, is the Valley Temple's similarity in design to other temples on the Giza plateau, as well as its proximity to the Great Sphinx and the fact that statues of Khafre were found abandoned in a well located beneath its floor.

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That’s all for this issue folks. Until next time,
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