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Do you not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven, or, to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and work in heaven have been transferred to earth below? Nay, it should rather be said that the whole Kosmos dwells in this our land as in its sanctuary. And yet, since it is fitting that wise men should have knowledge of all events before they come to pass, you must not be left in ignorance of this: there will come a time when it will be seen that in vain have the Egyptians honoured the deity with heartfelt piety and assiduous service; and all our holy worship will be found bootless and ineffectual. For the gods will return from earth to heaven. Egypt will be forsaken, and the land which was once the home of religion will be left desolate, bereft of the presence of its deities. This land and region will be filled with foreigners; not only will men neglect the service of the gods, but ... ; and Egypt will be occupied by Scythians or Indians or by some such race from the barbarian countries thereabout. In that day will our most holy land, this land of shrines and temples, be filled with funerals and corpses. To thee, most holy Nile, I cry, to thee I foretell that which shall be; swollen with torrents of blood, thou wilt rise to the level of thy banks, and thy sacred waves will be not only stained, but utterly fouled with gore. Do you weep at this, Asclepius? There is worse to come; Egypt herself will have yet more to suffer; she will fall into a far more piteous plight, and will be infected with yet more, grievous plagues; and this land, which once was holy, a land which loved the gods, and wherein alone, in reward for her devotion, the gods deigned to sojourn upon earth, a land which was the teacher of mankind in holiness and piety, this land will go beyond all in cruel deeds. The dead will far outnumber the living; and the survivors will be known for Egyptians by their tongue alone, but in their actions they will seem to be men of another
Medusa is also said to be Ophiuchus blaming the Romans for eradicating female leadership. Thirteen is a number associated with women, "witches" regarded as sinister and evil. Thirteen is only unlucky to men; it's the number of the female goddess. Thirteen is part of a lunar matriarchal society that presaged the Roman empire, and was ruled by the Moon. The Romans replaced the 13-month lunar calendar of 28 days with one day left over, with their Solar 12-month calendar, with odd numbered days and 1/4 of a day left. Like history books, the calendars are written by the victors. The Romans destroyed the female power base by fire and steel, and Ptolemy likewise enslaved her astrology in service of Roman aggression and its bloody atrocities. Modern Tropical astrology is the spawn of the apologists and propagandists of male tyranny, and its use is actually a genuflection to an ideology that represents the worst of human nature. One glance from her could turn a man to stone. Her assassination was a forgone conclusion, no mercy was to be shown to the woman who demanded equality with men, who would resist his fire and steel with the greater power of mother nature and her irresistible and irrefutable importance in the human existence.siderealist.com...
At the opposite sides of the heavens to Orion(Osiris) is Ophiuchus the 13th sign of the zodiac. On the other side of the Golden Gate/Gate of God,lies the Silver Gate(the Gate of man). The silver Gate(the Gate of man)is between Taurus/Het Heru(pleaides)and Gemini. Revelations 1:16-"Christ(Orion)held seven stars in his hand".
Those seven stars are the Pleiades(the leg of the Bull/Taurus).Orion(Osiris) points the way to the Pleiades. Osiris(Orion) in Ancient Egypt/kemet is depicted holding Aldebaran,(the brightest star in the Taurus constellation)in his hand. Aldebaran in Hebrew means "the follower" as this star follows the Pleiades' 7 stars. The Pleiades in ancient times was known as the mother Sun.To enter the gate of man/earth,means death to your God(real) self.
There are 33 degrees in freemasonry to become a master. Testament of Solomon--"Thirty-three cosmic ruler,fix thy house,crescent horn moon,follow seven lamps,seven stars,Pleiades stars.Hear O King,Light 7 lamps in a row,thou wilt firmly fix thy house. "I am the worst demon of all, and our STARS are in heaven. Seven stars humble in sheen, and all together. And we are called as it were goddesses."The "7 demons" are the 7 stars of the Pleiades.The "Demons" were code words for "stars". Break down the word master into two,you get Ma/ster which means "mother star".Break down the word mason in two you get Ma/sun=mother sun.In the topical/season based zodiac of the west,in the wheel of 360 degrees if you start from '0' degrees Aries and count to 3 degrees in Taurus,you have 33 degrees.The moon is exalted at 3 degrees in Taurus.T
he 33 degrees in masonry also correspond to the 33 degree measurement by astronomers of the rising sacred cross of the Orions(Osiris) belt as well as the 33 vertibret in your spinal column(tree of life). On the other side of this gate lies the Golden Gate(the gate of God) which is located between Scorpio and Sagittarius(were Ophiuchus is located).When the sun aligns with the galactic center were Ophiuchus is located,this will complete the union between "Mother"(silver)and "Father(Gold). Some say Isis is actually Ophiuchus,because its Ophiuchus that sits directly 180 degrees across from Orion(Osiris).The Greeks being patriarchal,sometimes turned feminine deities into masculine.
"the Greeks simply hijacked a much older myth and retooled it to their own needs. In many ways, the Greek myth of Orion and Asclepius seems to be a ragged echo of the tale of Osiris and Isis, filtered through millennia and the politics of place and time". www.graveworm.com...
Osiris was sometimes known as saturn,the God of kings,government and law.Freemasons await for the return of Saturn to rule over the Golden age once again.Before the great flood,saturn was regarded as the ruler of all earthly kings and patriarchs,and ruled the kingom of Atlantis "I am Isis,Queen of this country.I was introduced by Mercury.No one can destroy the laws which i have established.I am the eldest daughter of Saturn,most ancient of the Gods."(egyptian text) Saturn/capricorn ties into the golden gate of God and man. Throughout the ancient world, the Middle East and Egypt, because of the brilliantly clear desert night skys, the stars and the constellations carried deep significance, both for the wandering tribes such as those following Moses and the great civilizations and city-states such as Babylonia, Sumeria, and Egypt. Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is one of those desert-sky constellations. Most people pretty much know what the Zodiac is --- the constellations on the plane of the ecliptic through which the sun passes in the course of a year --- and what their "Sun Sign" is in relation to the Zodiac (i.e., Sagittarius, Taurus, etc.). What most people don't know is that there are actually thirteen Sun Signs, NOT twelve. According to the official modern constellation boundaries that astronomers use today, the sun passes through thirteen constellations, not twelve. The Greeks chose to remove one of the original thirteen constellations from the Zodiac in order to accomplish their desire to have each sign rule for an even 30º of sky, so they selected Ophiuchus to be eliminated. It can only be because of his origins in Egypt as one of their most powerful dieties, on par with Osiris and Thoth, all of whom answered only to Ra. Mysteriously enough, just like Obeah is secret, hidden, and unknown, the "thirteenth constellation" of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is secret, hidden, and unknown. About one person in twenty is an "Ophiuchus," and they don't even know it..
The image of the serpent was tremendously significant in the ancient world. Societies and scriptures of the Near East simultaneously attributed two highly symbolic roles to serpents. One role connected serpents to the heavens by having them represent deity, creative powers, and healing. The other linked them with the underworld and associated them with evil, harm, and destructive influences. We who live in modern times have no difficulty appreciating this double symbol because, in fact, this duality persists in our own day. The symbol of the healing serpent appears on the physician's caduceus, while a person of disreputable actions—especially treachery—is sometimes referred to as "a snake."
The god Atum was the snake or serpent that continued to live season after season. In a fascinating dialogue with Osiris, the Egyptian god of the netherworld and of final judgment, Atum predicts the destruction of the world he created and his own reversion back to the form of a serpent or snake. Another primeval deity mentioned in the Pyramid Texts is Amun, one of whose two primary representations was that of the snake named Kematef (meaning "he who has completed his time"). After the Eleventh Dynasty (the Egyptian Middle Kingdom), Amun appeared as the god of the capital of Thebes and eventually merged with the sun god to be become known as Amun-Re, the supreme state god in the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1090 B.C.). At Karnak it was believed that Amun-Re and his divine consort, the goddess Mut, gave birth to a son named Khonsu. Mut is also symbolized as a snake and is called "Mut the resplendent serpent." Thus the divine triad or family, the preeminent unit of social organization among the gods and humans according to the Egyptian worldview, was linked to the image of the serpent. When corn was harvested and grapes pressed into wine, an offering was made to the harvest goddess, Thermuthis, who was depicted as either a snake or a woman with a serpent's head. Geb, the god of the earth and "the father of the gods," is referred to as "the father of snakes" that emerge from the earth
Alert Notice 556: Monitoring of V2487 Oph requested October 4, 2016: Dr. Ashley Pagnotta (Louisiana State University) has requested AAVSO assistance in monitoring the recurrent nova V2487 Oph in order to catch and observe its next outburst. Dr. Pagnotta writes: "V2487 Oph is a recurrent nova that was first seen to erupt in 1998. During a search of the Harvard College Observatory plate archives for previous eruptions, we found one that was recorded in 1900. Based on the speed and magnitude of the eruption, and the coverage of the archival plates and other detection sources, we calculated how often V2487 Oph would have to erupt for us to have actually detected one random outburst on the plates, which is about once every 18-20 years. (For more, see adsabs.harvard.edu...) As we are now 18 years from the previous (1998) eruption, we request regular AAVSO observations to help us detect the next eruption of V2487 Oph.
A partially exploding star, known as a nova, has recovered more quickly than expected, say scientists who have analysed new data from the ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray satellite. Nova explosions are not completely destructive phenomena. In fact, after an explosion occurs, the star recovers and starts shining again. Until now, astronomers have not known how long this process takes. In this case, however, the exploding star recovered in less than three years. This is surprising, given the fact that the original explosion released about 100 000 times the energy given out by our Sun in a single year.
Lonely planet: Sole survivor of stellar apocalypse in distant solar system shocks scientists, but earth still probably doomed Chinese scientists surprised to find star still hanging on near a white dwarf - an imploded corollary of our sun - suggesting that life can exist in parts of the universe where this was previously deemed impossible. But as it is much further away from its sun than we are to ours, earth’s expected fate remains the same.
hinese astronomers have discovered the first planet known to have survived the violent death of a sun-like star, and this could help paint a clearer picture of what the earth and our solar system may look like in five billion years’ time. In the past, nobody expected to see planets still in close orbit to a dying star, also known as a white dwarf. As a star nears the end of its life, its hydrogen fuel stores become depleted and it puffs up to the size of a red giant some 200 times its original size. In the process, it swallows up nearby planets or shreds them with violent beams. The red giant then collapses due to strong gravitational pull and ends up as a white dwarf - an extremely dense remnant of its former self with a mass equivalent to that of the sun, while the star itself shrinks to about the size of the earth. The planet being studied by the Chinese team was found near a white dwarf in a binary star system in the Ophiuchus constellation, according to their paper published in this month’s edition of the Astrophysical Journal. The planet has over seven times the mass of Jupiter and is at least 300 light years from the earth.
Earth's precession was historically called the precession of the equinoxes, because the equinoxes moved westward along the ecliptic relative to the fixed stars, opposite to the yearly motion of the Sun along the ecliptic.
originally posted by: MamaJ
a reply to: InTheLight
Astro-theology paints a story in the heavens ( as above so below) ... and if prophecy were to come true, as many think it will, then Ophiuchus just might play a major role.