By Bill Darlison
Who used to be Jesus Christ? Did he exist?
For millennia the area has been pushed by way of the diversities among the good patriarchal religions. Western civilization--or Christendom, because it used to be called--received its values and its self belief from a trust in God, the daddy, and Jesus, his in basic terms son. yet what if this conviction have been based on an blunders?
Who is the guy within the factually inconsistent Gospel tales? And who's the guy who makes a short visual appeal sporting a jar of water? This amazing research through a Unitarian minister means that Jesus by no means existed traditionally; he used to be easily a illustration of an astrological theology--a illustration, easily placed, of the zodiac signal of Aquarius. In The Gospel and the Zodiac, Reverend invoice Darlison demonstrates that every one the opposite symptoms are current too, in excellent zodiacal order. The Gospel tale isn't the made from historians or eyewitnesses, yet an older, mystical textual content produced by means of an old, esoteric institution as a consultant to the Age of Pisces.
Every bit as revelatory and arguable because it sounds, The Gospel and the Zodiac will shake up the spiritual establishment, and in doing so, offer either a brand new examine a non secular icon and a deeper figuring out of the religion that binds hundreds of thousands jointly.
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Extra info for Gospel and the Zodiac: The Secret Truth about Jesus
Can only receive a prosaic answer from us, Mr Gradgrind's fact obsessed children, who live amid glaring street lights, under polluted skies, with a thousand distractions to keep our eyes firmly pointed downwards, and a culturally fostered suspicion of anything which cannot be weighed, measured, probed, or dissected. It has not always been so. In former ages, when people had time but no television, when the poetic imagination soared nightly beneath the star strewn heavens, our ancestors devised an intricate and beautiful stellar lan guage: astrology, a mixture of primitive science, sophisticated mythology, rudimentary psychology, and fatalistic prophecy, which was the m lingua fran of the ancient world.
2. sions '\. Ptolemy, who wrote in Greek in the mid-second century CE, but whose work Tetrabiblos faithfully transmits the astrology of antiquity. E. Robbins, first published in 1940. uniliar with the first two of the above works. I have felt obliged to supplement these authors with delineations from more 1 11odem astrological writers in order to emphasize particular qualities of the ··i�ns not touched upon by the ancients but which are relevant to the sections 1 1l the Gospel under discussion.
What he means by this is that in a text such as ' " Be appalled at this, 0 heavens, and shudder with great horror" declares the Lord' Geremiah 2:12), there is a real implication that the heavenly bodies possess (figurat ively, of course), some measure of consciousness which transcends their objective status as lumps of rock moving around the sky. The Hebrew root MSL 'rule', which is often used in connection with the sun, moon, and stars ('The sun to govern the day . . the moon and stars to govern the night ...