posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Read about Mithras (born of a virgin on December 25th, had 12 disciples and a last supper, died on a cross, followers slaughtered bulls and
ritualistically drank the bulls' blood) -- very different from the highly advanced white sorceror the Gnostics honored, before they were killed off
and/or driven underground.
Many depictions of him existed; some artsy fartsy "high concept" art, others artistic renderings influenced by the very bloody Roman hijacking of
The equal sided cross was used by the Essenes, by Jesus, and by the Gnostics to represent the ideas he espoused, which are basically what indigenous
peoples/pagans/shamans have also espoused -- the equal sided cross (or "Celtic cross") represents the perfect balance between life in the physical
plane and life in the spiritual plane, where you keep one foot firmly grounded in each so as to live a full and balanced life.
Me, I like that!