Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's St. Osiris Day Again!

Well, it's that time again- the Liberalia. Some of you may know it as St. Patrick's Day, but it was originally sacred to Dionysus (or Liber Pater as he came to be known after the clampdown on the Bacchanalia), as those who've read The Secret History of St. Patrick's Day know. And this brings us back to Osiris, the father (or Pater) of the Egyptian Mystery Trinity. Here's a sneak preview for those who haven't read the article:
In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was killed on the 17th day of Athyr, the third month of the ancient calendar.

3/17 is also the date of a Masonically-created holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story has it that the holiday was established by high level Freemason, George Washington, allegedly to reward Irish soldiers in the Continental Army. But “St. Paddy’s” has traditionally been a very minor Saint’s day in Ireland. Considering that the day has become America’s defacto Bacchanal (which takes us back to Osiris) it’s worth noting some of the parallels of this day with Solar mythology.
• Osiris was believed to be the source of barley, which was used for brewing beer in Egypt.

• It’s customary to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and Osiris was known as the “Green Man”

• The root word of Patrick is pater, the Latin word meaning father. Osiris is the father in the Egyptian Trinity.
I've been so busy I haven't been able to get the fixings for boiled dinner- I suppose we can postpone the festivities until the weekend when I can make some fresh soda bread (the stuff at the store is always stale) and get a better deal on the corned beef.


But in the meantime you guys can check out my chat with Derek Gilbert on his
View From The Bunker podcast. Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties (meaning I think my son messed up my Skype headset while playing Call of Duty) but if you can futz around with your tone controls I think you might get a lot out of it.

Here's the spiel:
CONTRARY TO popular belief, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t an Irish celebration. It’s not even an American celebration, really.

Christopher Knowles, author of the fascinating blog The Secret Sun and the Eagle Award-winning Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, traces the history of St. Paddy’s Day back through Rome to ancient Egypt, and points out a lot of odd, highly improbable “coincidences” along the way.

Click here to download.


We talk about how Caesar was killed on the eve of the Liberalia, and how this assassination seemed to have a ritual undercurrent. After all, it was the death of Caesar that presaged the rise of Empire, something that continues to resonate to this day. I mentioned to Derek how Cleopatra had a relief carved at the famous Temple of Dendera of herself as Isis and she and Caesar's son as Horus. Could Caesar's death have been part of some secret master plan?


Sunrise Beltane Ceremony On Glastobury Tor

Speaking of secret master plans, Derek and I discussed the strange May Day celebration the Dominionist crowd is holding at the Lincoln Memorial. Derek and Sharon then discussed the event in great detail on PID Radio here:

Christian and Jewish leaders are inviting Americans to join them at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to pray and repent for how the nation has turned from God.

"May Day: a Cry to God for Our Nation in Distress" will take place May 1 from sunrise to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

This ties in to the reinvention of the Liberalia as St. Patrick's Day, in that a subtle form of paganization is being reintroduced (intentionally or otherwise) under the aegis of politics. With St. Paddy's it was ostensibly the Revolutionary War, even though the Irish soldiers in question were actually Ulster Scots, who were extremely hostile to the worship of saints.

Crying to God, but picturing Lincoln aka Zeus aka "God the Father"

We looked at the strange parallels with Equinox fertility rites and the "See You At the Pole" movement, now we have apparent Christians congregating at what is well-known as a replica of the Temple of Zeus at sunrise on one of the holiest days of the ancient pagan calendar (as you can see in the video from Glastonbury). Zeus aka Zeu Pater (literally "God the Father") takes his name from that same pater element we see in Jupiter, Liber Pater and St. Patrick. Read this:

After all, it is widely accepted that the Lincoln memorial was designed very purposefully to be reminiscent to at least one other such statue in history.

The Lincoln memorial is, in many ways, a direct copy of the Statue of Zeus which stood in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece, from 432 B.C. to sometime in the fifth century, A.D.


  1. I see you've tweeted about the Saqqara statues- did you catch the reports on the 51 beheaded vikings dug up in London and the 4000-yr old mummies dug up in north of Tibet? Something smells odd to me here...

  2. Those Vikings are interesting. Especially since the construction site that unearthed them was building a relief road for the upcoming Olympic Games sailing events location.

    A lot of mythic interconnection there.

    As far as St. Osiris Day, what is the explanation for the migration to the Celts? Does it go all the way back to the original Indo-European wave or was it maybe brought in much later through the influence of the Roman Empire and its popular Egyptian cults?

    Very interesting, though.

  3. Hey, Chris remember this photo. The green man 17 looking at Tiger Woods, I just stumbled on the image online and it seemed like an Omen of what to come to Tiger.

  4. I don't understand all the hate and suspicion directed toward freemasonry. Okay, I do, in the sense that they hide their goals and beliefs behind a collection of mysterious and sinister-sounding phrases and images. But have you ever looked at what they historically have stood for? Satanic ideas like separation of church and state, democracy, and freedom of expression. You can tell a lot about anything by its enemies. The enemies of the freemasons have mostly been constituted of clueless and tyrannical French aristocrats who lamentably kept their heads; Adolf Hitler and other fascists and antisemites; Islamic and Christian fundies; gun-happy "Christian Patriots," and so on. New World Order? If it upsets these types, there must be something good about it. Sign me on! Ewige Blumenkraft! Heute die Welt, Morgens das Sonnensystem! If you're listening, you know where to find me!:)

  5. Just thought of something.

    Stephen King's THE GREEN MILE obviously is meant to be a take on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (John Coffey) and the Wandering Jew, but with the "green" in the title, I wonder if there is a bit of the Osiris vibe mixed in.

  6. St. Patrick = Osiris?

    I wouldn't be surprised.

    The remnants of my Catholic school education is trivial facts about Saints [I used to collect the prayer cards; 'cause nothing says Jesus like a holographic cardboard cutout]

    Anyway, the “Pagan” origins of Saints is acknowledged [although; downplayed]


    St. Christopher = Anubis [Anubis Knowles?]
    St. Bride = Bridget
    St. Ursula = Artemis
    St. George = Perseus


    The Saints were [probably] real people – their mythos based on local beliefs. [I mean, for awhile, many didn't have a choice. Creating a Catholic version of their patron God was the only way to keep traditions alive]

    BTW, I always found the St. Christopher = Anubis fact interesting.

    St. Christopher was the Saint of Protecting Travelers, Anubis was the God of protecting the Dead as they cross into the next realm.

    Someone put a lot of thought into creating St. Christopher!

    [Wasn't it a scandal in the sixties? He went from stickers on the dashboard to “evil pagan lie” - although I'll be d-mned if you can't find a St. Christopher's medallion at your local Catholic gift-shop. We all know how myths refuse to die!]

  7. Hey anony 4:34, I tend to agree with you. A new world order must frighten Xtians and other afraid of their own shadow. The Masonic ideal was and is part and parcel of American foundations. I agree also that you can find the value of an idea by it's detractors. Hail Isis. Osiris rocks! Hail the light bringers! Dennis

  8. We're in the middle of Imbolc, ruled by Bridgit, who is both Celtic Goddess (of dew, spring and motherhood) and Catholic Saint.

    Here's a podcast (when you're done listening to Chris of course) about the Saint/Goddess Bridgit.
    Tapestry - March 7, 2010 - Mary Condren

    The spring equinox arrives in a couple of weeks. On the pagan calendar, it is already here. The Celtic season of Imbolc began back in February. Its patroness is Brigit; part saint, part myth, ancient symbol of the Divine Feminine, and of a frozen world coming back to life. Mary Hynes speaks with Irish scholar Mary Condren about the renewed interest around the world in Brigit, the 5th century saint from Kildare.

  9. Interesting set of days conjoined to each other.

    3/15 - Caesar killed
    3:16 - And God so loved the world..
    3/17 - Get drunk and wear green

    Keep up the good work, Christopher. Wrote a brief histronicity of the Irish here:

  10. Going back to your Oscars post, Demeter Moore and Bacchus aka Dionysus.

  11. "Going back to your Oscars post, Demeter Moore and Bacchus aka Dionysus."

    Wow. That is pretty overt, isn't it? I mean, someone, if not the celebrities being posed this way, must realize the underlying mythology here.

    Interesting, in the play the Bacchae, a woman kills her son under the influence of the god. However, she believes she killed a lion or a "big cat" like a cougar or puma.

    What I always wondered about was even if she thought it was a lion, why would she attack it with her bare hands?

  12. I recently met a couple of well-educated and progressive Christians and I brought up some of it's transparent links to paganism and ancient religions. They did not disagree with me, rather they just furrowed their brows and muttered something about Biblical Truth and then changed the subject. Oohhhh did I hit a nerve???

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  14. Anony111- It's the Restoration Revelation!

    Anony1220- Check out Michael Tsarion's work on the Celts and the Druids. It explains a lot.

    Daniel- Yes! Seems like a bit of a premonition.

    Anony434- I think the Freemies are just an easy target for kooks. Your average Ivy League senior society is a lot more powerful and influential than the Freems. You go after the Freemies, you can pretend you're a rebel and nothing comes of it. You go after the Family or Opus Dei you might find yourself in real trouble. Which is why most of the Conspiratainers never mention either one of them.

    Anony450- Interesting- my wife read the books, I'll ask her.

    レベッカ - Yeah. Anubis was the guardian of Harpocrates, just like Christopher and the Baby Jesus. Ca Plus Change...

    Dennis- See above, too.

    Lynneric- Cool-cheers for the data!

    Star- Cool article- I enjoyed it. There's a lot of interesting symbolism encoded into the Gospel of John, which is why a lot of hardcore historical types reject it as canon.

    Yacarete- Awesome find!

    Anony1016- That was the whole mythos of the Maenads- they'd get so worked up they'd rip apart bulls with their bare hands.

    Marko- Yeah, I think smarter folks are beginning to get it. This is the auto-destruct mechanism of literalism. God forbid people interpret the Bible as spiritual allegory. No- it's literalism or bust, which is why the American Evangelical movement is beginning to crumble like the Mainline did 40 years ago.

    Anony- Why, thank you!

  15. "Marko- Yeah, I think smarter folks are beginning to get it. This is the auto-destruct mechanism of literalism. God forbid people interpret the Bible as spiritual allegory. No- it's literalism or bust, which is why the American Evangelical movement is beginning to crumble like the Mainline did 40 years ago."

    Ironically, groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses are very ready to point out the pagan origins of holidays and other Christian practices (even the cross) which is why they don't follow them. However, I do wonder how they can NOT follow the Jewish practices if they want to go back to the original church -- it was pretty clearly a Jewish movement.