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Truth about Christmas Winter Solstice Yule Festival meaning defined with Arcanum by Joshua Free

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“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown…”

Okay, well, Linus and the Peanuts gang got it almost right. Of course, like most of the mainstream contemporary spoon-fed and ignorant human population, they are propagating the fundementalist Christian perspective of Christmas — drawn from a religious system which seldom admits its plethora of borrowings, from the baptism to the covenant of sacraments and holidays, none of which are original or exclusive to the Judeo-Christian tradition.

In Joshua Free’s underground literary masterpiece, ARCANUM, we read:

arcanum2012thumb An ancient festival that observes the astronomical significance of the shortest day of the year on approximately December 21st, and being the darkest day of the dark half of the year, the Moon rules this solstice (whereas the Sun rules the Summer Solstice).

In most contemporary and ancient “pagan” and “aboriginal” traditions, the Winter Solstice is also recognized as the rebirth of the Sun-King or the Star-Child, as the strength of the Sun (and consequently, the length of day) begins to grow from this point of the wheel of the year until the summer solstice. For this reason the Vatican installed their own version of this “birth” as Christmas — a “rebirth” observed annually by billions of people on the planet. In many European-based traditions, the winter solstice is identified as Jul or Yule. The Druids held mistletoe, holly, ivy and other evergreens to be especially sacred during this time of year. These forms of life continue to thrive in spite of winter.

The “Yule log” is an ancient needfire tradition of burning a large log (often received as a gift or from one’s own property). It is burned along with a piece of the previous year’s log, and is allowed to smolder for twelve nights (until “Twelfth Night”). The festival is also called Mean Geimhridh in some Celtic Traditions and Alban Arthuann (“Light of the Bear”) in others (particularly Welsh, Barddas or Pheryllt-based). As an astrological event observed within the zodiac, the winter solstice occurs when the Sun enters Capricorn. — from ARCANUM by Joshua Free

Let us then turn to the words of the Gnostic mentors; here Samael Aun Weor writes:

310117_10151924936286988_1291959134_n “My brothers and sisters: observe the King Star in its elliptical movement. The sun moves from south to north and from north to south. The birth of the Sun Child is celebrated when the Sun advances towards the north. The Sun Child is born the twenty-fourth of December at midnight in order to dawn on the twenty-fifth. If the Sun Christ did not advance towards the north, the entire Earth would become a great mass of ice and all life would perish, therefore from the twenty-fourth of December the Sun God advances toward the north in order to animate, give heat and life to all creatures.”

“The Sun Child is born the twenty-fourth of December at midnight in order to dawn on the twenty-fifth, and is crucified on the spring equinox to give life to everything that exists. The fixed date of its birth and the variable date of its death always have a deep significance within all the religious theologies. The Sun Child is born weak and needy in this humble manger of the world and in one of those very long nights of winter, where the days are very short in the regions of the north.”

“During the time of Christmas, the sign of the Celestial Virgin rises on the horizon, and thus this is how the child is born in order to save the world. During his infancy, the Sun Christ is surrounded by dangers, since by all means its is very clear that during the first days the kingdom of darkness is much longer than light — his kingdom — yet despite all the terrible dangers that threaten him, he survives.”

“Time passes… the days cruelly are extended, and finally the spring equinox — Easter, the Holy Week — arrives, which is the moment in which he has to cross from one end to the other — that is, the moment of the crucifixion of the Lord on this, our world. The Sun Christ crucifies himself on our planet Earth in order to give life to everything that exists. After his death, he resurrects within all creation in order to ripen the grape and every grain. The law of the Logos is sacrifice.”

This cosmic universal dramatic orchestration is also mirrored in the Akiti (Zagmuk) New Year Celebration in ancient Babylon, observed when the Sun enters Aries (or at least did 4,000 years ago) at the Spring Equinox. Sacred space, temples and traditions from all over the globe revisit the symbolism of this very ancient passion play of the birth and death of the sacrificial Sun King — an archetypal observation embedded deep in the psyche of humanity. When the mass conversion to Christianity was taking place, the entire tradition and its customs were rooted in local “pagan” methodologies in order to make the absorption into indigenous cultures more widely accepted…

IF UNCOVERING THE TRUTH BEHIND THESE TYPES OF ANCIENT MYSTERIES ARE OF INTEREST TO YOU, CHECK OUT THE BOOKS BY JOSHUA FREE AVAILABLE FROM THE MARDUKITE TRUTH SEEKER PRESS OR REQUEST THEM WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

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Joshua Free’s Gifts of the Magi for Holidays 2013 with Magick, Mysticism & Metaphysics for ALL

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!

Greetings and salutations to all our wizarding folk, fans and friends! It’s that time of year, again! — A time of year when we are brought images and visions of unbidden gifting and sentiment; and what better, more lofty and practical of a gifted sentiment than the powers of magick, wizardry and mysticism!?! — A gift which you can easily bring to you and yours, loved ones and coworkers, family and friends at this (or any) time of year made possible by the works of Joshua Free as published by the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press!

181901_203923476288513_4425152_n2 Merlyn’s School of Wizardry & Magick originally developed in the 1990’s based on the work of ‘Merlyn Stone’, the pseudonym used by Joshua Free for early editions of “The Sorcerer’s Handbook” (now revised and expanded as “Wizardry”). The materials developed for this organization are intentionally fashioned for the ‘solitary practitioner’ or student that has limited or no access to working groups, or prefers not to work in groups (although such methods are also introduced for educational purposes during the training, if even for no other reason depending on the needs and practices of the individual student). The material was, however, developed through the intensive research and experimental use by working groups led by Joshua Free from 1995 through the present — some more publicly known than others.

wizardryfrontcvr Wizardry: The Magick of Merlyn Stone: A Complete Grimoire is now available in its 15th Anniversary Edition, a revised version of the amazing underground occult bestseller that first premiered in the mid-1990’s as “The Sorcerer’s Handbook” by Merlyn Stone — an later became the basis of 1000 traditions!!! Joshua Free brings together the most accelerated course curriculum of the magickal ways in such a manner that his work has become one of the most talked about underground controversies of the New Age movement! For moderate gift-giving needs in the $20 range, “Wizardry” is the perfect holiday present for the wizard in your family, office or neighborhood — whether entry-level beginners or adept masters, thousands of people have come to enjoy the unique style of one of the greatest underground modern magicians of our time: JOSHUA FREE.

For the ultimate impression that will strike awe in the mind and soul of your gift receiver, there is Arcanum…

arcanum2012thumb Arcanum: The Complete Guide to Systems of Magick & The Unification of the Metaphysical Universe… this is no empty boast; not simply pretty words — in spite of the enormous underground reception and critical acclaim, this work was denied acceptance into the mainstream as publishers feared that the breakthrough tomb would literally jeopardize the future of the new age book market! This quickly became some of the most controversial and sought after material — representing the ultimate tome of magick for wizards and magicians of every faction and science!

The Mardukite Truth Seeker Press BOOKSHOP is another great resource for those wishing to share the gift of knowledge, self-improvement and empowerment during this holiday season or during any time of year — for in a world of uncertainty in times being what they are… THIS could be your BEST investment in YOURSELF!!!