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It is written that each of these seven pairs of twin flames specializes in manifesting the aspects of our Creator on one of the seven rays.

 

Hercules and Amazonia

Apollo and Lumina

Heros and Amora

Purity and Astrea

Cyclopea and Virginia

Peace and Aloha

Arcturus and Victoria

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IALDABAOTH'S JEALOUSY

 

"Beginning with the first Power, he named them. The highest and first was Athoth, second was Eloaiou, who had foreknowledge. Thirdly, was Astraphaios, with whom was divinity. Fourth was Iao, with whom was lordship. Fifth, was Sanbaoth (Tzabaoth), who is kingdom. Sixth, was Adonin, who is envy and seventh was Sabbateon, who is understanding.

 

 

When Origen, a few years later was asked to refute the writing of Celsus, he did so until he came to this part. Not only did he not deny it, he confirmed it. In another of his writings, Origen says, "The first angel, lion-shaped, is called Michael; the second, bull-shaped, is called Souriel; the third, serpent-shaped, is called Raphael; the fourth, eagle-shaped is called Gabriel; the fifth, bear-shaped, is called Thauthabaoth; the sixth, dog-shaped is called Erathaoth; the seventh, ass-shaped, is called Onoel or Thartharaoth. They are taught to say after passing through the barrier of the Tree of Life and abandoned by the image after the likeness of the blameless one, 'Let Grace be with me, Father, let it be with me.'"

 

- See Pp 59, 60 Chap. 2, Forbidden Truths Revealed, by Jeffrey Brackeen, 1994

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The earliest reference to a system of seven archangels as a group appears to be in Enoch I (the Book of Enoch) which is not part of the Jewish Canon, where they are named as Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Raguel, Remiel and Saraqael.

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Seven Traditional Planets of the ancients.

 

Sun

Michael (Latin) Mîkha'el (Hebrew), Mikha'il (Greek)

Correct Pronunciation: My-KEL.

Celestial Title: The Beloved of God

Hebrew Name: Shemesh

Hebrew Letter: Resh.

Egyptian Name: Ra, Sekhmet and Re

Sumerian Name: Bisebi

Sumerian Diety: Utu

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel.

Ruler of: The Fouth Heaven - Machonon.

Guardian Angel of Planet: Archangel Michael.

Greek/Roman God of Planet: Helios, Adonis/Sol, Apollo.

Metal: Gold. Brass

Day: Sunday

Fixed Stars (Leo): Regulus

 

Moon

Gabriel.

Also Known As: Abruel, Gabrielus (Latin), Gavri'el ( Hebrew), Jibril or Jibrail ( Arabic) and Serafili.

Celestial Title: Power of God.

Hebrew Letter: Gimel

Egyptian Name: Hathor

Sumerian Name: Aku

Sumerian Diety: DŠEŠ.KI, DNANNA

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel.

Ruler of: The First Heaven - Shamayim.

Guardian Angel: Ishim

Greek/Roman God: Selene, Diana.

Metal: Silver.

Day: Monday (Moon Day)

Fixed Stars (Cancer): Sirius, Castor and Pollux and Procyon.

 

Mars

Planet Name in Hebrew: Ma'adim

Teaching Angel: Samael.

Also Known As: Azazel, Sammael and Samil.

Correct Pronunciation: sam-A-El.

Celestial Title:: Warrior of God.

Hebrew Letter: Peh.

Egyptian Angel Set and Horus

Sumerian name: Simutu

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel

Ruler of: The Fifth Heaven - Machon

Guardian Angel of Planet: Seraphim.

Greek/Roman God of Planet: Aries, Mars

Metal: Bronze, Iron, Brass.

Day: Tuesday.

Fixed Stars (Scorpio): Alphecca.

Fixed Stars (Aires) Caput Andromedea, Baten Kaitos and Mirach

 

Mercury

Planet Names in Hebrew: KVKB

Hebrew Meaning: Meaning Star (masculine).

Teaching Angel: Raphael.

Also Known As: Israfil (Islamic).

Correct Pronunciation: Raf-A-EL.

Celestial Title: Messenger of the Gods

Hebrew Name: Beit.

Hebrew Letter: Beth.

Egyptian Name: Thoth

Sumerian Name: Bibbu

Sumerian Diety: Nidaba

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel

Ruler of: The Third Heaven - Raquia.

Guardian Angel of Planet: Not identified.

Greek/Roman God of Planet: Hermes/Mercury.

Metal: Quicksilver, Aluminum

Day: Wednesday.

Fixed Stars (Gemini): Aldebaren, Rigel, Bellatrix, Capella and Polaris.

Fixed Star (Virgo): Spica

 

Jupiter

Planetary Name in Hebrew: TzDQ

Hebrew Meaning: To be just or right.

Teaching Angel: Sachiel.

Also Known As: Zachiel, Zedekiel, Zadakiel, Tzadqiel (Hebrew), Tzadkiel, and Zedekul.

Correct Pronunciation: Sach-EE-El.

Celestial Title: King of the Gods

Hebrew Name: Tzedek.

Hebrew Letter: Kaph

Egyptian Name: Isis and Horus.

Sumerian Name: Dapinu

Sumerian Diety: AMAR.UTU

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel

Ruler of: The Sixth Heaven - Zebul

Guardian Angel of Planet: Chasmalim.

Greek/Roman Gods: Jupiter, Zeus/Poseidon.

Metal: Tin, Brass, Bronze.

Day: Thursday.

Fixed Stars (Pisces): Formalhaut, Markab and Deneb Adige

Fixed Stars (Sagittarius): Antares and Alatrab.

 

Venus (The Morning and Evening Star, Star of Love)

Planet Name in Hebrew: NVGH.

Hebrew Meaning: From the verb to shine or be bright (fem).

Teaching Angel: Anael.

Also Know As: Anani, Ariel, Hamiel, Hanael, Hananel, Haniel, Khananel, Onoel.

Correct Pronunciation: An-A-EL.

Celestial Title: The Rose Angel.

Hebrew Name: Hugah.

Hebrew Letter: Daleth.

Egyptian Name: Osiris and Isis

Sumerian Name: Zib/Zig

Sumerian Diety: Ishtar

Station: Archangel, Planetary and Teaching Angel

Ruler of: The Second Heaven - Shehaqim.

Guardian Angel of Planet: Tarsishim.

Greek/Roman God of Planet: Aphrodite, Venus, Cupid

Metal: Copper or Brass

Day: Friday

Fixed Stars (Taurus): Algol, Menkar, Caput Med and Pleiades.

Fixed Stars (Libra): Arcturus, Spica and Gienah/Algorab

 

Saturn

Planet Name in Hebrew: ShBThAI.

Hebrew Meaning: from ShBTh meaning sabbat day or to stop/rest/cease.

Teaching Angel: Cassiel

Also Know as: Captiel, Kafziel (Hebrew).

Correct Pronunciation: cas-A-EL..

Celestial Title: Father of Time.

Tradition - Angel identified in: Jewish, Kabbalistic and Christian Traditions.

Hebrew Name:

Kafziel.

Hebrew Letter: Tau.

Egyptian Name: Nepthys and Horus.

Sumerian Name: Lu-lim

Sumerian Diety: Ninurta

Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel.

Ruler of: The Seventh Heaven - Araboth.

Guardian Angel of Planet: Aralim.

Greek/Roman God: Cybelle - Persephone.

Metal: Lead. (caution Lead is poisonous).

Day: Saturday.

Fixed Stars (Capricorn): Vega and Antinous.

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Revelation 3:9 tells us there is a Synagogue of Satan in the last days. And a people claiming to be Jews that are liars. In the last days the truth will be set free and we now know ancient pagan worship NEVER stopped. In fact they are preparing for the return of their king. Learn about their secrets and what is to come.

 

 

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying, behold I will make them come and fall prostrate at your feet, and they will realize that I love you.

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Saturn, Synagogue of Satan II (The Cube of Saturn/Satan)

 

 

Hosea 4:6 "My people suffer for a lack of knowledge" The planet Saturn/Satan was worshiped in plain view prior to the flood. It was also linked to a black cube and promoted by priest and rabbi. Guess what? It still is today! See the most shocking connection yet with Islam.

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Wow. That is really interesting. There is a hexagon on Saturn's North Pole.

 

Saturn-Hexagon.jpg

 

This nighttime view of Saturn's north pole by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini orbiter clearly shows a bizarre six-sided hexagon feature encircling the entire north pole. This is one of the first clear images taken of the north polar region ever acquired from a unique polar perspective.

 

In this image, the red color indicates the amount of 5-micron wavelength radiation, or heat, generated in the warm interior of Saturn that escapes the planet. Clouds near 3-bar (about 100 kilometers or 62 miles deeper than seen in visible wavelengths) block the light, revealing them in silhouette against the background thermal glow of Saturn. The bluish color shows sunlight striking the far limb (edge) of the planet, showing that the entire north pole is under the nighttime conditions characteristic of polar winter, as on Earth.

 

This image is the first to capture the entire feature and north polar region in one shot, and is also the first polar view using Saturn's thermal glow at 5 microns (seven times the wavelength visible to the human eye) as the light source. This allows the pole to be revealed during the persistent nighttime conditions under way during winter. The hexagon feature was originally discovered by NASA's Voyager spacecraft in 1980, but those historic images and subsequent ground-based telescope images suffered from poor viewing perspectives, which placed the feature and the north pole at the extreme northern limb (edge) in those images.

 

In the new infrared images, the strong brightness of the hexagon feature indicates that it is primarily a clearing in the clouds, which extends deep into the atmosphere, at least some 75 kilometers (47 miles) underneath the typical upper hazes and clouds seen in the daytime imagery by Voyager. Thick clouds border both sides of the narrow feature, as indicated by the adjacent dark lanes paralleling the bright hexagon. This and other images acquired over a 12-day period between Oct. 30 and Nov. 11, 2006, show that the feature is nearly stationary, and likely is an unusually strong pole-encircling planetary wave that extends deep into the atmosphere.

 

This image was acquired with the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on Oct. 30, 2006, from an average distance of 1.3 million kilometers (807,782 miles).

 

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer team is based at the University of Arizona, where this image was produced.

 

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team homepage is at http://wwwvims.lpl.arizona.edu .

 

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

 

 

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Amazing. I wish I knew about this before.

 

polestorm_cassini.jpg

 

Looking Saturn in the Eye

Date: 9 Nov 2006

Cassini stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows. Such a storm, with a well-developed eye ringed by towering clouds, is a phenomenon never before seen on another planet.

 

This 14-frame movie shows a swirling cloud mass centered on the south pole, around which winds blow at 550 kilometers (350 miles) per hour. The frames have been aligned to make the planet appear stationary, while the sun appears to revolve about the pole in a counterclockwise direction. The clouds inside the dark, inner circle are lower than the surrounding clouds, which cast a shadow that follows the sun.

 

At the beginning of the movie, the sun illuminates directly from the top, and by the end it illuminates from the left. The width of the shadow and the height of the sun above the local horizon yield a crude estimate of the height of the surrounding clouds relative to the clouds in the center. The shadow-casting clouds tower 30 to 75 kilometers (20 to 45 miles) above those in the center. This is two to five times greater than the tallest terrestrial thunderstorms and two to five times the height of clouds surrounding the eye of a terrestrial hurricane. Such a height difference arises because Saturn's hydrogen-helium atmosphere is less dense at comparable pressures than Earth's atmosphere, and is therefore more distended in the vertical dimension.

 

The south polar storm, which displays two spiral arms of clouds extending from the central ring and spans the dark area inside a thick, brighter ring of clouds, is approximately 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) across, which is considerably larger than a terrestrial hurricane.

 

Eye-wall clouds are a distinguishing feature of hurricanes on Earth. They form where moist air flows inward across the ocean's surface, rising vertically and releasing a load of precipitation around an interior circular region of descending air, which is the eye itself.

 

Though it is uncertain whether moist convection is driving this storm, as is the case with Earthly hurricanes, the dark 'eye' at the pole, the eye-wall clouds and the spiral arms together indicate a hurricane-like system. The distinctive eye-wall clouds especially have not been seen on any planet beyond Earth. Even Jupiter's Great Red Spot, much larger than Saturn's polar storm, has no eye, no eye-wall, and is relatively calm at the center.

 

This giant Saturnian storm is apparently different from hurricanes on Earth because it is locked to the pole, does not drift around like terrestrial hurricanes and because it does not form over liquid water oceans.

 

The images were acquired over a period of three hours on Oct. 11, 2006, when Cassini was approximately 340,000 kilometers (210,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is about 17 kilometers (11 miles) per pixel. The images were taken with the wide-angle camera using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 752 nanometers. All frames have been contrast enhanced using digital image processing techniques. The unprocessed images show an oblique view toward the pole, and have been reprojected to show the planet from a perspective directly over the south pole.

 

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

 

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov .

 

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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Traditionally, Lucifer means "light-bearer" (from the words lucem ferre). It was the name given to the dawn appearance of the planet Venus, which heralds daylight. For this meaning, English generally uses the names "Morning Star" or "Day Star", and rarely "Lucifer".

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Accounts of the fate of Cronus (Saturn) after the Titanomachy differ.

 

In Homeric and other texts he is imprisoned with the other Titans in Tartarus.

In another version, the Titans released the Cyclopes from Tartarus, and Cronus was awarded the kingship among them, beginning a Golden Age.

 

In Orphic poems, he is imprisoned for eternity in the cave of Nyx, where he is chained within, asleep and drunk on honey dreams and prophesies for eternity.

 

Pindar describes his release from Tartarus, where he is made King of Elysium by Zeus. Elysium (Greek: Ἠλύσιον πέδιον) is a conception of the afterlife that evolved over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects, and cults. Initially separate from Hades, admission was initially reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes.

 

In Virgil's Aeneid, it is Latium to which Cronus escapes and ascends as king and lawgiver, following his defeat by his son Jupiter (Zeus). Latium (Latin: Lătĭŭm, Italian: Lazio) is the region of central western Italy in which the city of Rome was founded and grew to be the capital city of the Roman Empire.

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Traditionally, Lucifer means "light-bearer" (from the words lucem ferre). It was the name given to the dawn appearance of the planet Venus, which heralds daylight. For this meaning, English generally uses the names "Morning Star" or "Day Star", and rarely "Lucifer".

 

The morning star also refers to Jesus and Quetzalcoatl. The Venus conjunctions do make an interesting pentagram pattern. Click on the image to see the orbit pattern.

 

pentagram-drift.gif

 

The Transit of Venus: Predictions for 2012 are June 5-6

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Revelation 22:16

 

16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel to attest these things to you for the sake of the churches. I am the sprig from the root of David and the bright star of the morning.

 

POST-SYNODAL

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

ECCLESIA IN EUROPA

OF HIS HOLINESS

POPE JOHN PAUL II

TO THE BISHOPS

MEN AND WOMEN

IN THE CONSECRATED LIFE

AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL

ON JESUS CHRIST

ALIVE IN HIS CHURCH

THE SOURCE OF HOPE FOR EUROPE

 

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR HOPE

 

“Fear not, I am the first and the last

and the living one” (Rev 1:17-18)

 

The Risen One is always with us

 

At a time of persecution, tribulation and bewilderment for the Church (cf. Rev 1:9), the message resounding throughout the vision of the writer of the Book of Revelation is a message of hope: “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one, I died and behold I am alive for ever more, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Rev 1:17-18). We thus find ourselves before the Gospel, the “good news”, that is Jesus Christ himself. He is the First and the Last: in him all history finds its beginning, its meaning, its direction and its fulfilment. In him and with him, in his death and resurrection, everything has already been said. He is the Living One: once he was dead yet now he lives for ever. He is the Lamb standing before the throne of God (cf. Rev 5:6): sacrificed, because he shed his blood for us on the wood of the Cross. He is standing, because he has come back to unending life and has shown us the infinite power of the Father's love. He holds in his hands the seven stars (cf Rev 1:16), the persecuted Church of God, which struggles against evil and sin, yet nonetheless has every right to be joyful and victorious since she is in the hands of the One who has already triumphed over evil. He walks among the seven golden lampstands (cf. Rev 2:1), for he is present and active in his Church at prayer. He is also “the one who comes” (Rev 1:4), thanks to the Church's mission and the activity throughout human history; he will come as the eschatological reaper, at the end of time, in order to bring all things to completion (cf. Rev 14:15- 16; 22:20).

 

CELEBRATING THE GOSPEL OF HOPE

 

“To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb

be blessing and honour and glory and might

for ever and ever!” (Rev 5:13)

 

A community of prayer

 

66. The Gospel of hope, as a proclamation of the truth which sets us free (cf. Jn 8:32) is meant to be celebrated. Before the Lamb of the Book of Revelation there begins a solemn liturgy of praise and adoration: “To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and might for ever and ever!” (Rev 5:13). This vision, which reveals both God and the meaning of all history, takes place “on the Lord's day” (Rev 1:10), the day of the resurrection, as re- lived by the Sunday assembly.

 

The Church which receives this revelation is a community of prayer. In her prayer she listens to her Lord and hears what the Spirit is saying to her. She worships, gives praise, offers thanks, and ends by imploring the coming of the Lord: “Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev 22:16-20). She thus declares that salvation comes from him alone.

 

Church of God dwelling in Europe, you too are called to be a community which prays, celebrating your Lord in the Sacraments, in the liturgy and in your whole life. In prayer you will discover the Lord's life-giving presence. By making him the foundation of all your activity, you will thus be able to invite Europeans to an encounter with him, our true hope, the One who alone knows how to satisfy fully the yearning for God hidden in the different forms of religious quest now reappearing in contemporary Europe.

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Guest Acts 7:43

No, you carried the tent of Moloch on your shoulders and the star of the god Rephan, the idols you made for yourselves to adore, and so now I am about to drive you into captivity beyond Babylon.

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Now you must shoulder Sakkuth your king and the star of your God, Kaiwan, those idols you made for yourselves; for I am about to drive you into captivity beyond Damascus, Yahweh says -- God Sabaoth is his name.

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Rephan re'-fan (Remphan) A name for Chiun or or Kewan, the planet Saturn. The ancient Syrians and Arabs, too, called Saturn Kaiwan, the corresponding terms in the Zoroastrian Bundahish being Kevan.

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29 One day when Jeroboam had gone out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah of Shiloh accosted him on the road. Ahijah was wearing a new cloak; the two of them were in the open country by themselves.

 

30 Ahijah took the new cloak which he was wearing and tore it into twelve strips,

 

31 saying to Jeroboam: 'Take ten strips for yourself, for Yahweh, God of Israel, says this, "I am going to tear the kingdom from Solomon's hand and give ten tribes to you.

 

32 He will keep one tribe for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel;

 

33 for he has forsaken me to worship Astarte the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, Milcom the god of the Ammonites; he has not followed my ways by doing what I regard as right, or by keeping my laws and ordinances as his father David did.

 

34 But it is not from his hands that I will take the kingdom, since I have made him a prince for as long as he lives, for the sake of my servant David who kept my commandments and laws.

 

35 I shall, however, take the kingdom from the hand of his son, and I shall give it to you, that is, the ten tribes.

 

36 I shall give one tribe to his son, so that my servant David may always have a lamp in my presence in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen as a dwelling-place for my name.

 

37 You nonetheless I shall appoint to rule over as much as you wish, and you will be king of Israel.

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In Ugartic mythology, Anath is the goddess of love and war and the daughter of El, the god of heaven, and of his wife the Lady Asherah of the Sea. Anath features in common with the Sumerian' Inanna and the Akkadian Ishtar that she is considered kin to the great Mesopotamian goddesses. Her character is defined in 13-century B.C. Egyptian text in which she and Astarte are called "the goddesses that conceive but do not bear," meaning that they are perennially fruitful without losing their virginity. In the Ugaritic myths her constant epithet is "the maiden Anath" or "the virgin Anath."

 

The late author Philo Byblius in the early 2nd century refered to the virginity of Anath, whom he identifies with Athena, the famous virgin goddess of the Greeks. Like Ishtar, Anath was called "lady of heaven, mistress of all the gods," Like Ishtar, Anath loved gods, men, and animals.

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Astaroth (also Ashtaroth, Astarot, and Asteroth), in demonology, is a Crowned Prince of Hell. He is a male figure named after the Canaanite goddess Ashtoreth.

 

The name Astaroth was ultimately derived from that of 2nd millennium BC Phoenician goddess Astarte, an equivalent of the Babylonian Ishtar, and the earlier Sumerian Inanna. She is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in the forms Ashtoreth (singular) and Ashtaroth (plural, in reference to multiple statues of her). This latter form was directly transliterated in the early Greek and Latin versions of the Bible, where it was less apparent that it had been a plural feminine in Hebrew.

 

The pseudepigraphal work Testament of Solomon, attributed to King Solomon of Israel, but thought to date to the early centuries AD, mentions "Asteraoth" (in Greek) as an angel, who is opposed to the demon of power. (cf. 1 Kings 11:4-5)

 

The name "Astaroth" as a male demon is first known from The Book of Abramelin, written in Hebrew ca. 1458, and recurred in most occult grimoires of the following centuries. Astaroth also features as an arch-demon associated with the qliphoth (adverse forces) according to later Kabbalistic texts.

 

Astaroth's seal (according to The Lesser Key of Solomon)

 

He is referred to in The Lesser Key of Solomon as a very powerful demon. In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, Astaroth is depicted as a unclothed man with feathered wings, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail. According to Sebastien Michaelis he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness, vanity, and rationalized philosophies. His adversary is St. Bartholomew, who can protect against him for he has resisted Astaroth's temptations. To others, he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him. He was also said to give to mortal beings the power over serpents.

 

According to Francis Barrett, Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors. According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against man are stronger.

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Zecharia Sitchin found a cylinder seal VA/243 in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin. This seal is dated to c.2500 B.C. On this seal is a six pointed star surrounded by all the planets we know of today, plus the Moon and plus one more planet. Michael S. Heiser in his article titled A Brief Analysis of Cylinder Seal VA 243 brings ANOTHER photo of a six pointed star from the same period. See: http://star-of-david.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html#6436729342607712959

 

See: http://kataragama.org/research/dionysus.htm The Satkona yantra, cut into black stone with the diagram of the Kataragama deity. Representation of flames along the periphery, the Tamil OM in the centre. In the Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel. From Wirz (1954) Paul Wirz, Kataragama the Holiest Place in Ceylon, trans. by Doris Berta Pralle, (Colombo: Gunasena, 1966), p. 20.

 

Dr. Manoshi Bhattacharya wrote that The earliest evidence of this symbol was found among coins from the excavation of the city of Ujjain in India. The coins have been dated to be 2000 - 3000 years old. See: http://www.the-south-asian.com/Jan2005/The_Sacred_Bride.htm

 

hexagram in a perfect condition found In 1991 by Iraqi archaeologist Muzahim Mahmu in the Treasure of Nimrud. It is one of 613 items of gold jewelry and precious stones that were dated to the 8th and 9th century B.C. See: http://star-of-david.blogspot.com/search?q=nimrud

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Sat-Kona-Yantra.jpg

 

Satkona yantra or sadkona yantra symbolizes the Nara-Narayana, or perfect meditative state of balance achieved between Man and God, and if maintained, results in "Moksha," or "Nirvana" (release from the bounds of the earthly world and its material trappings).

 

Nara-Narayana is the twin-brother incarnation of the preserver-god Vishnu on earth, working for the preservation of dharma or righteousness. In the concept of Nara-Narayana, the human soul Nara is the eternal companion of the Divine Narayana.

 

Narayana is the parabrahman, paramatma and parameshwar means Narayan is the absolute truth,supersoul and the supreme lord of all, it says in vedas Narayana parabrahman tatvam Narayana paraha.

 

Vaikuntha (Sanskrit वैकुण्ठ, vaikuntha), Param Padam ('supreme abode'), or Paramapadam is the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is believed, in the tradition of Vaishnavites, to be the place of eternal bliss, exclusive to the Lord, His eternal consort, the Goddess Lakshmi, and the three-folded Serpent Sesha Naga, upon whom the Lord, and His Shakti (Lakshmi), are believed to rest.

 

A Sat-kona yantra was found at Kataragama in Sri Lanka, a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The carving dates back to the 3rd Century BCE. This carving with a Tamil 'Om' in the center is found in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel.

 

Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. Tamil literature has existed for over two thousand years. The earliest epigraphic records found on rock edicts and hero stones date from around the 3rd century BCE.

 

Om or Aum is a sacred/mystical syllable in the Dharmic or Indian religions, i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.

 

For more information on the Sat-kona yantra contact

 

Dr. Susanne Knödel

Museum für Völkerkunde

Head of the Asia department

phone: 040. 428 879-240

susanne.knoedel@mvhamburg.de

Edited by Luke_Wilbur

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The hexagram was a symbol of the Sacred Marriage. The earliest evidence of this symbol was found among coins from the excavation of the city of Ujjain in India. The coins have been dated to be 2000 - 3000 years old. These coins came into the possession of Colonel James Tod, the Political Agent to the Western Rajput States of India in the early 1800s.

 

http://www.the-south-asian.com/Jan2005/The_Sacred_Bride.htm

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A majestic Hexagram on a gold seal was one of 613 items of found by archaeologists at Nimrud (Nimrod) in Northern Iraq. The treasure is from The palaces of Ashurnasirpal II, Shalmaneser III, and Tiglath-Pileser III.

 

Ashurnasipal II succeeded his father, Tukulti-Ninurta II, in 883 BC. During his reign he embarked on a vast program of expansion, first conquering the peoples to the north in Asia Minor as far as Nairi and exacting tribute from Phrygia, then invading Aram (modern Syria) conquering the Aramaeans and neo Hittites between the Khabur and the Euphrates Rivers. His harshness prompted a revolt that he crushed decisively in a pitched, two-day battle. According to his monument inscription while recalling this massacre he says "their men young and old I took prisoners. Of some I cut off their feet and hands; of others I cut off the ears noses and lips; of the young men's ears I made a heap; of the old men's heads I made a marinet. I exposed their heads as a trophy in front of their city. The male children and the female children I burned in flames; the city I destroyed, and consumed with fire." Following this victory, he advanced without opposition as far as the Mediterranean and exacted tribute from Phoenicia. On his return back home he moved his capital to the city of Kalhu (Nimrud).

 

Shalmaneser III (Šulmānu-ašarēdu, "the god Shulmanu is pre-eminent") was king of Assyria (859 BC – 824 BC), and son of the previous ruler, Ashurnasirpal. His long reign was a constant series of campaigns against the eastern tribes, the Babylonians, the nations of Mesopotamia and Syria, as well as Kizzuwadna and Urartu. His armies penetrated to Lake Van and the Taurus Mountains; the Hittites of Carchemish were compelled to pay tribute, and the kingdoms of Hamath and Aram Damascus were subdued. In 853 BC a coalition which was formed by the kingdoms of Egypt, Hamath, Arvad, the Ammonites, "Ahab of Israel" and other neighboring states, under the leadership of king Hadadezer of Damascus, defeated the Assyrian king at Battle of Qarqar. However, the Assyrian king persevered in his attempts to subjugate Israel and Syria[citation. Other battles soon followed in 849 BC and 846 BC.

 

In 842 BC, Shalmaneser campaigned against Hadadezer's successor Hazael, forcing him to take refuge within the walls of his capital. While Shalmaneser was unable to capture Damascus, he devastated its territory, and Jehu of Israel (whose ambassadors are represented on the Black Obelisk now in the British Museum), together with the Phoenician cities, prudently sent tribute to him in 841 BC. Babylonia had already been conquered as far as the marshes of the Chaldaeans in the south, and the Babylonian king put to death. It was the Assyrian king who defeated the Western coalition at Qarqar. His reign is significant to the Bible because two of his monuments name Biblical figures. The Black Obelisk names Jehu son of Omri and the Kurkh Monolith names king Ahab in reference to the Battle of Karkar.

 

Tiglath-Pileser III (from the Hebraic form of Akkadian: Tukultī-apil-Ešarra, "my trust is in the son of Esharra") was a prominent king of Assyria in the eighth century BC (ruled 745–727 BC) and is widely regarded as the founder of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Biblical records, corroborated by Assyrian ones, describe how Tiglath-Pileser III exacted 1000 talents of silver tribute from King Menahem of Israel (2 Kings 15:19) and defeated his successor Pekah (15:29). Pekah had allied with Rezin, king of the Arameans against Ahaz (known to the Assyrians as Yahu-khazi), king of Judah, who responded by appealing for the Assyrian monarch's help with the Temple gold and silver. Tiglath-Pileser complied by seizing Damascus, executing Rezin, and deporting the Aramaean inhabitants to Kir (16:9). He also seized the northern half of Israel, and deported the Reubenites, Gadites, and Manasseh to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the Gozan river (1 Chron. 5:26). Beyond this, the alliance was not beneficial to Ahaz. (2 Chron 28:20).

 

THE SECRET OF NIMRUD / 383

Photographs by Sergeant First Class Noreen Feeney

Edited by John Simmons

Iraq Museum International

 

http://www.baghdadmu...t/pages/383.htm

http://www.bombaxo.com/blog/?p=87

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John Clark Ridpath (April 26, 1840–July 31, 1900) was an American educator, historian, and editor. His mother was a descendant of Samuel Matthews, a colonial governor of Virginia.

 

The Cyclopedia of Universal History was an encyclopedia of world history authored by John Clark Ridpath. It was produced, initially in 3 volumes, from 1880-84 and was copiously illustrated in black and white. This was later expanded to 16 volumes. It also became the prototype for his later "History of the World" (8 volumes, 1894) and "Universal History" (16 volumes, 1895)

 

Author: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900

Volume: v.9

Subject: World history; Ethnology; World history

Publisher: Boston : Balch Bros.

Language: English

Call number: 2415773

Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

Book contributor: UMass Amherst Libraries

Collection: umass_amherst_libraries; blc; americana

 

On page 279 there is an image of Ashtaroth (assh' tuhrahth)

 

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http://www.archive.org/stream/cyclopediauniver1955ridp#page/279/mode/1up

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The Babylonian priests were mystics. They delighted in the substitution of the symbol for the thing. They assigned to their dieties, and to many other facts of their religion, sacred numbers and signs by which the divine things were known in conversation and writing. Thus the god Anu was numbered 60; Bel, 50; Hea, 40; The Moon was 30; the Sun; 20; and Vul, 10. Beltis was 15, and Nergal 12, which were usually employed instead of the sacred names for which were employed instead of the sacred names for which they stood, many other signs and symbols were used in the same mystical manner.

 

The surfaces of the cylinders are in some instances almost covered with these signs, the same being placed here and there in all the vacant spaces of the regular inscription. Among such signs may be mentioned the circle crossed with transverse diameters, which was the symbol of Shamas, god of the Sun.

 

I just found a really good video, The Babylon Mystery

 

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