Monday, November 25, 2013

Part 19 - Celestial Stargates - River and Serpent Symbolism

In this post you'll find some useful background for further exhibits.

The river is a symbol that frequently appears with the stargate theme. Anubis is often represented navigating a river, with Isis and Osiris usually nearby. The Golden and Silver Gates mark where the ecliptic crosses the Milky Way, and both the ecliptic and the Milky Way are considered as rivers. In the celestial region of the Silver Gate, a decan of Taurus is The River, Eridanus, so it may be seen that the appearance of a river in the context of Silver Gate signaling is supplemental. The river is sometimes pictured as a serpent. The river and serpent themes are worth exploring.

Fundamentally, the reference standard is the biblical text, and as I noted the importance of Zion to those who exploit the stargates let's begin with a description of the holy city, the New Jerusalem.

1 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. ~ Revelation 22:1-2

That's quite a river! A similar expression appears in the 47th chapter of Ezekiel as part of a lengthy text about what is coming.

1 Then he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. 2 He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.
12 By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”
~ Ezekiel 47:12

Water has to be considered an essential for life, so the “river of life” is a pretty obvious signification. The “river of time” is another signification when it comes to stargates. Some consider that the Milky Way is a kind of river, and a stargate, as well as a place where souls dwell, which is obviously not of this dimension. The Milky Way describes a dense band of celestial lights, which are associated with resurrection bodies in 1 Corinthians 15.

While the river of the New Jerusalem will manifest in our future, the River Jordan has had an important role in our past. It was there that John baptized in preparation for the arrival of his cousin, the Lamb of God. The symbolism of baptism is this, that there is an immersion in the water that represents the death of the one being dipped. (bapto) The coming up out of the water pictures the receiving of new life that is not the old life of the flesh. Wet = dead and dry = alive. ( Baptism - The Prophecy) The name “Jordan” means “their descent.” The path of the Jordan tells the tale of the life of man according to the flesh that leads to an end in the Dead Sea. The headwaters of the Jordan are on Mount Herman, where the 200 Watchers fell to earth, with definite “stargate” implications. The sea of Galilee is on the river, which means circuit. It's kind of a circle of life, and is often pictured in type as the time of great tribulation. The River Jordan was also where miraculous healing took place, and where the crossing over by Elijah and Elishah in 2 Kings 2 must be seen in a stargate context, as also the crossing described in Joshua 3 marking the end of the wilderness wandering and the crossing over of the Hebrews into the Promised Land.

What happened when John baptized Jesus in the River Jordan can be seen as a notable stargate event, with the opening of the heavens attended by visual and audible signs.

13 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him. 16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” ~ Matthew 3:13-17

Celestial signs also attended my Lord's baptism (When Jesus was Baptized - The Celestial Signs), and I believe some will attend the coming counterfeit's baptism, along with supernatural manifestations that will astound and deceive nearly everyone at the opening of another stargate - in less than a year and a half from now.

It may well be asked whether the signs will involve the area recognized as the celestial Silver Gate? Quite possibly. Is this what the Jesuit astronomers assigned to the Vatican Observatory on Mt Graham are so interested in monitoring, or some related sign? Do you think anyone would get a straight answer from them?

An interesting question arises as to whether we might project into the future to see what the signs will be. While that seems like a perfectly reasonable expectation, I have looked to see what celestial configurations of interest might be found at the time of interest and discovered nothing of that speaks to me of significance. Frankly, I have come to the place of having little confidence that the linear continuity we've observed for so long will continue much longer, due to the shifting of time through a purposeful manipulation.

When it comes to what Daniel recorded in the 7th chapter, we've generally made some assumptions that may not be correct.

'He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. ~ Daniel 7:25

It's generally interpreted to mean that the king who is that lawless beast and incarnation of Horus will attempt to alter the holy day calendar with ambiguous results, and that it is the saints of the Highest One that will be given into his hand for the specified season. There may be another way to interpret what it is that is given into his hand. I have given the Hebrew and LXX text some consideration, comparing it with Daniel 2:21, and find no reason to reject an interpretation where this verse is declaring how the ability to alter time and physical law is what is going to be granted for a season (referencing the usual continuum as a standard of duration). The Adversary has already changed the accounting of times and governmental and religious laws across the board, if you're honest. (See here for an example: Part 21 - Rochester, NY - The Clock of Nations and World Domination.) What do you think the CERN LHC's investment of vast resources is really expected to produce for a result? When I explore (Lord willing) the further symbolism of the hourglass as a wormhole through time-space, what is being presented in media by the Occult means of concealing and revealing through symbols really bears witness to the Adversary's expectation of wielding such control.

When I think about rivers and stargates I have to reflect upon an awesome experience I had a few years ago. I heard into the heavenly realm an angelic choir, and it was unforgettable. I was living relatively near to the Golden Gate of the US, in attendance at a school production with some of the saints I was blessed to enjoy fellowship with at the time. My friend Jacob (Mennonite) was a school teacher in a kind of one room schoolhouse situation with children ranging in age from 10-15 years or so. This production was for family and friends and was being hosted in a simple old country grange hall south of Oroville, CA. (The tallest dam in the country is just to the north, on the Feather River. Lake Oroville is the second largest man-made lake in California.) The theme of the production was, rivers, so the arts and crafts and presentations songs were about rivers. The songs were mostly hymns and songs of praise. I was really enjoying being there, and during one of the songs I closed my eyes so I could focus on what I was listening to. It sounded pretty much like how you might expect a small choir of such folks to sound, until suddenly it was as if the song was entirely set about with perfection and I became aware that I was hearing an angelic choir. I can't really describe what that experience was all about or how it sounded, but it was unique to my experience. I've had supernatural experiences while singing and praising and worshiping, to be sure, but not like that. That the song was about rivers and what was being sung probably had something to do with the experience, but I can't recall the lyrics or even the song title. As I write this post, what I can say with confidence is that it was certainly an example of the river and stargate themes coming together. Having recently reflected upon my having been to what I know only as the timeless place, with a clear sense of it being near to the Throne of God, what these two experiences have in common is that both had no real visual component. While going to the timeless place was a shared experience, with one other person involved, so far as I know, no one else at the Grange Hall shared my experience. Apparently it was just for me. I'm really looking forward to hearing that again, and even more so just being on that other side!

In the symbolic stargate transit examples that I've been observing since the Lord began to open these things up to me, it's the context of ancient Egypt that is frequently established with imagery of Anubis, Isis and Osiris. The rivers of note are then the River Nile and the river of the sky (including the Duat), which is traveled by the sun god. The big annual event in Egypt involved the flooding of the Nile. The celestial sign that was watched closely as a signal was the rising of Sirius after a 70 day period of being out of sight, so the terrestrial and celestial rivers are connected. The annual flooding represented both death and life to their culture, physically - and spiritually. The Nile has been dammed to control the flow, beginning with the Aswan Low Dam completed in 1902, an effort that was upgraded with the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970, but for thousands of years, until little more than a century ago, the annual cycle of life and death was unavoidably central to what the earthly and celestial rivers were about. Those who worship Horus today (which includes most folks in the world whether they realize it or not) still have this theme driving their lives. Most of what I've been blogging about for the past 3 years bears witness to the veracity of that statement.

The river is part of the story of the bringing forth of Horus, because it is in the Nile where the reproductive aspect of Osiris remains. When Set killed him, chopped him into pieces and threw them all in the Nile, Isis was able to retrieve all of them but one, his phallus. That was eaten by a fish or perhaps a crocodile, which means it would have become part of the ecosystem of the Nile, a cycle of life, out of death. The phallus of Osiris used by Isis to magically regenerate him into Horus is what the obelisk represents. This obelisk is considered to be a frozen serpent. The Nile might be considered something of the unfrozen or flaccid version of the phallus of Osiris, because it retains his generative principle.

The Duat or underworld can be equated to the watery abyss.

About Eridanus, the decan of Taurus, Wikipedia presents the following.

According to one theory, the Greek constellation takes its name from the Babylonian constellation known as the Star of Eridu (MUL.NUN.KI). Eridu was an ancient city in the extreme south of Babylonia; situated in the marshy regions it was held sacred to the god Enki-Ea who ruled the cosmic domain of the Abyss - a mythical conception of the fresh-water reservoir below the Earth's surface.
...Eridanus is connected to the myth of Phaëton, who took over the reins of his father Helios' sky chariot (i.e., the Sun), but didn't have the strength to control it and so veered wildly in different directions, scorching both earth and heaven. Zeus intervened by striking Phaëton dead with a thunderbolt and casting him to earth. The constellation was supposed to be the path Phaëton drove along; in later times, it was considered a path of souls.
...Another association with Eridanus is a series of rivers all around the world. First conflated with the Nile River in Egypt,...

Rivers resemble serpents as they wind through a landscape, obviously, but there is a stronger connection between rivers and serpents, from ancient times. From Ancient Egyptian Legends, by M. A. Murray, [1920], at, you will find the following excerpts.

The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness

“When the world came into being, there were two rivers, the river of Egypt and the river of the sky. Great is the Nile, the river of Egypt, rising in his two caverns in the South beyond the cataract, flooding the land of Egypt and bringing joy and good harvests to Ta-mery. Great and mighty is the river of the sky, flowing across the heavens and through the Duat, the world of night and of thick darkness, and on that river floats the Boat of Ra. Boat of Millions of Years is its name, but men call it the Manzet Boat in the dawn, when Ra rises in splendour on the eastern horizon of heaven; the Mesektet Boat is it called in the evening, when Ra enters in glory within the portals of the Duat, where the mountain of Manu lifts its peaks to the western sky. On the western horizon is the mountain of Manu. and on the eastern horizon the mountain of Bakhu; vast and huge are they, raising their crests above the earth, and the sky rests upon their summits. And on the topmost peak of the mountain of Bakhu dwells a serpent; thirty cubits in length is he, and his scales are of flint and of glittering metal. He guards the mountain and the Great Green Waters, and none can pass by him save Ra in his Boat.”

"Watercourse of Ra" is the name of the first country of the Duat. Sombre is this land, yet not wholly dark; for “on either side the river are six serpents, coiled and with heads erect, and the breath of their mouths is a flame of fire.” In the cabin of the Boat is Ra, dead and lifeless; in the prow are Up-uaut, the Opener of the Ways, and Sa, and the goddess of the hour. Round about the cabin are a company of gods; these are they who guard Ra from all perils and dangers, and from the attack of the abominable Apep. Slowly goes the Boat of Ra, passing through the Duat, to regions of thick darkness, of horror and dismay, where the dead have their habitations, and Apep lies in wait for the coming of Ra. Thus passes the first hour of the night, and the second hour is at hand.

At the entrance of every country of the Duat is a gate; tall are the walls, and narrow is the passage; upon the walls are spearheads, sharp and pointed, that no man may climb over. The door of the gate is of wood, turning on a pivot, and a monstrous snake guards the door. None may pass by him save those only to whom his name is known. At the turn of the passage are two great hooded snakes, the one above, the other below. The breath of their mouths is fire and poison mingled; through the narrow portal on every side they send forth streams of flame and venom. At either end of the passage stands a warder, keeping watch. Then the goddess of the first hour makes way for the goddess of the second hour, and she calls aloud the name of the Guardian of the gate. Flung wide are the portals, the fire and poison cease, and the Boat of Ra passes through.
Engulfed is the great river and lost beneath the shifting sands, and where it ran is now a deep ravine. The walls of rock rise high and steep, and ever the way winds and turns between the rocks. Men call this place Re-stau, the Mouth of the Tomb. Even in this gloomy desert Osiris has dominion; Lord of Re-stau is he called, therefore none need fear when traversing the narrow path. And now the Boat of Ra can no longer float upon the water, but is changed into a great and mighty serpent with glittering scales. At the prow is a serpent's head with eyes watchful and fierce, at the stern is a serpent's head with poison-fangs prepared. Over the sand it glides as a boat glides over the water.

It may be seen that both rivers and serpents have long been symbolic of death, life and time - and stargates. Serpents often coil to form what resembles a spiraling vortex, the stargate dynamic. Serpent imagery is often used to represent helical strands of DNA, which is mostly water. The Ouroboros, which is typically pictured as a serpent in a loop with its tail in its mouth, is believed to have been inspired by the Milky Way. It's a symbol of immortality and eternity, death and rebirth, the cycles of life and time, and also is sometimes compared to the phoenix. (See also Ouroboros (CrystaLinks))

More to follow, Lord willing!

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