The Mark of the Cross

The transformation of the saints

for the regeneration of the faithful in Christ Jesus

by Steve Santini

May 2004

 

Now that the Hebrew spring feast season is upon us and the heavenly signs revealing a significant spiritual change are reaching a culmination after eight years, it would benefit the body of Christ to consider some of the symbolic and historical representations of Passover and Pentecost as it relates to the union of masculine and feminine.

 

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands which are the figures (symbols) of the true… Hebrews 9:24

 

Barley and Wheat

 

Alfred Edersheim, the highly regarded Hebrew scholar, says that, according to unanimous Jewish tradition, Passover was not technically complete until it merged with the Feast of Pentecost fifty days later. Why then is this feast season so important? As the departure of Israel from Egypt for their forty years of testing began with the first Passover, it could very well be that the beginning of this age’s suntelia will also correspond to a Passover season. Not only does the book of Hebrews give us an indication of this in its referral to the forty years of Israel in the wilderness as a representation of things to come but also the book of Timothy. After writing of the then future “last days” and the perils of such, Paul writes that those who have resisted the truth shall proceed no further and likens them to Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses before the first Passover and the exodus of children of Israel from Egypt.

Passover season was the time period during which the first ripened of two different grains or seeds were gathered and presented in the Temple. These were the barley seed and wheat seed. Symbolically these represent the masculine spora and the feminine sperma. (The Greek word sperma was derived from the name of an ancient feminine Greek goddess who could change any grain into wheat.)

In Genesis chapter three, two seeds are made known. One is the seed of the woman and the other is the seed of the serpent. Yet, nature itself and simple reasoning teach that there is a third seed. Luke, who was with Paul during much of Paul’s later ministry, wrote of this third seed. In chapter eight of his gospel, Luke recorded a rendition of the parable of the sower that is spoken with differing words at a different time and place, and to a differing group than the similar parable recorded both in Matthew and Mark. In verse five of chapter eight Luke states, “A sower went out to sow his seed:” The Greek word for seed in this verse is not the more often used Greek word sperma that is used in the similar records in Matthew and Mark. It is the Greek word spora and it is identified as being masculine by this parable’s unique use of the possessive personal pronoun, his. This third seed is the spirit of Christ hidden in God from before the foundation of the world and hidden within the ages until first fully revealed by Jesus Christ unto the apostle Paul.

The barley seed represents these masculine saints with the spirit of Christ while the wheat seed represents feminine souls of the faithful in Christ Jesus, which eventually will be derived from believing Israel and believing Gentiles. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica and Webster’s Dictionary, cultivatable wheat was first discovered by the Egyptians in the land of Canaan, while barley, on the other hand, grew throughout the world. Yeast or leaven was acquired from barley seed which was crushed and added to water to produce malt. It is the yeast from barley malt that is needed to raise the wheat flour from ground wheat seed to obtain the full loaf of bread. (The sporadic action of the yeast’s cell division causes the gases that make the wheat dough to rise.)

The year’s Passover was determined not only by the moon’s phases but also by the maturity of the barley crop. The first fruits of barley were offered in the temple during the Passover celebration. In writing, Paul says to throw out the old leaven that you may be a new lump because Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Each year in the Passover season the old leaven acquired from the previous year’s barley harvest was thrown out because the new barley harvest was coming in. Not only were the first fruits of barley offered in the temple but much of the crop was sacrificed for malt so the Israelites could acquire new leaven for the upcoming wheat harvest at Pentecost. It was then at Pentecost that the two leavened wheat loaves of shewbread were presented beneath the seven lights of the menorah in the Temple.

According to these symbolic representations of barley and wheat, a section of Ephesians comes to more full light. In Ephesians 4:12, in the phrase, for the perfecting of the saints, after the listing of the “gift ministries”, the words of the saints is in the genitive case. The genitive case in its simplicity directs the reader to the source from which the perfecting originates, not towards the object needing perfecting. This perfecting is from the saints and is directed towards the building up of the body of Christ as it appears in the next phrase. When you work the stem of the root for the word perfecting back to its primary verb in Strong’s Analytical Concordance, it has the sense of something suspended that causes a rising like yeast causing the bread dough to rise. As it has been for millennia, current instructions for making bread say to place the yeast on top of the lump of flour so that it can be worked down into the whole lump. It was and will be the introduction of the leavening of the masculine saints that will, in union, cause the faith of those feminine in Christ Jesus to rise.

When Peter writes of the future salvation at the unveiling (apocalypse) of the spiritually feminine he is addressing, he writes that they are to be regenerated by incorruptible seed. (I Peter 1:23) This word for seed is the Greek word spora, not the more commonly know Greek word for seed - sperma. These former Israelites following Peter’s gospel and those Gentiles of faith are the sperma or feminine soul seed to be regenerated by the leavening of the spora or masculine spirit seed.

Wasn’t it the appearance of the saints, Moses and Elijah, with the glorified Lord Jesus upon the Mount of Transfiguration that was a precursory type to the meeting of the masculine saints and faithful feminine souls in Christ Jesus? This meeting on this Mount of Transfiguration raised the level of belief within the souls of Peter, James, and John as Jesus prepared them for the excruciating times then to come in Jerusalem? Wasn’t it the presence of two saints in white standing on the earth with the faithful souls of the twelve apostles who said at the ascension that Jesus Christ would return in like manner as they had seen him go. This saintly prophesy of reunion with Jesus Christ himself raised the level of belief within the apostle’s hearts to accomplish what they had been commanded by the resurrected Jesus.

It was the introduction of the apostle Paul, bodily, and other saints into the early church that caused the holy temple to rise from its base of the twelve’s gospel. This is why Colossians, chapter one, verse twenty-seven should correctly be translated, according to Greek grammar and acceptable Aramaic, as Christ among you rather than Christ in you. It will be the introduction of the glorified new leaven of the saints from their abode far beyond the heavens into this inhabited world that will raise the level of belief for humble souls so that they may obtain regenerative salvation. The saints will also provide the catalyst for the forthcoming resurrection of the dead in Christ for entrance, together with the living faithful, into the kingdom of heaven on earth in paradise. Then, as this period of entrance foretold in Hebrews comes to its final point, the Lord himself, as he descends, provides the completion by raising the dead in Christ, bringing together the holy temple, making idle the wicked one, resurrecting the just and unjust for judgment and ministering as the High Priest in the millennial sanctuary.

 

Pentecost: The Betrothal Contract

 

The feast of Pentecost occurs in the third Hebrew month, Sivan, under the sign of Gemini in May or early June.

Joseph Seiss’ writes in his book The Gospel of the Stars that the word Gemini, in the original Hebrew, Arabic and Syriac, does not carry so much the idea of two brought forth at the same birth as it does the idea of a long betrothal brought to its consummation in perfect marriage. Similarly, the old Coptic name of this sign signifies “the completely joined.”

Greg Killian writes of the Hebrew betrothal: “A young man went to the home of his potential bride-to-be. He carried three things with him: a large sum of money in order to pay the price for his bride, a betrothal contract called a Shitre Erusin, and a skin of wine. Of course, anyone arriving with these things would immediately be under suspicion. The man approached the girl's father and older brothers. The contract was laid out, and the bride-price was discussed. Finally, a glass of wine was poured. If the father approved, then the maiden was called in. If she also approved, then she would drink the wine. In doing so, she committed herself to this man, agreeing to follow the contract that now was a legal document between the two. They would be called husband and wife at this time, and their union could only be dissolved by a divorce. However, their status was that of betrothed, rather than that of fully married.

 After the wine had been drunk, the man made the statement that he would go to his father's house and prepare a place for her. This place is known as chadar (chamber), sometimes referred to as chupah (or honeymoon bed with a canopy). From the time that the Shitre Erusin was ratified, the young woman was consecrated, kiddushin - set apart to her husband. She has been bought with a price.”

Melchisedec, the priest of Salem, which became Jerusalem, without lineage, brought forth bread and wine to meet with Abraham, as Abraham, in faith, brought forth one tenth of the spoils from the defeat of the kings unto Melchisedec on the day that was to become the annual feast of Pentecost.

It was just after the barley and wheat harvest of Passover and Pentecost that the feminine Ruth was redeemed by the masculine Boaz.

Moses also delivered the Old Testament Law to Israel from Mount Sinai on the day that became the feast of Pentecost. This was the first betrothal contract for the daughters of Israel. Israel had difficulty keeping the contract. Through Jesus Christ’s giving his life for Israel on Passover, Jesus’ new and better betrothal contract was subsequently offered to Israel on the Pentecost of that same year. This new and better contract was also rejected by the nation of Israel. For this reason the new and better contract was offered beyond Israel to include all Gentiles who would believe.  

 

Joseph and Benjamin

 

This sign of Gemini symbolizing union is also the tribal sign for the tribe of Benjamin. It is in the relationship of Joseph and his only brother Benjamin through Rachel that a figure of the union of the masculine saints and the feminine faithful in Christ Jesus is revealed.

Jacob said to his son, Joseph, in summation, near the end of Jacob’s life, “the blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.” (Gen. 49:26) The Hebrew word for Jacob’s progenitors is harah. It is feminine and translated other places as conceived, with child and bear. In contrast, the word for Joseph’s father is the masculine ab. Here, in this verse, Jacob, in prophecy identifies his origins from the feminine spiritually and, in differentiation, Joseph’s origins from the masculine spiritually. Jacob goes on in this verse, in prophecy, to say that the crown would be on the head of Joseph who was separate from his brethren. They were separate from Joseph, as Jacob was, because their origins were from the feminine rather than the masculine.

In the Old Testament record of the reunion of Joseph and Benjamin, it is evident that their bond was much stronger than that of Joseph and his ten step brothers. With consideration, one, from this record, can comprehend another of the many Biblical symbols for the union of masculine and feminine. As it was with Joseph, in that his ministration saved the children of Israel, so too was it with Moses’ ministration four hundred years later. Subsequently, judges such as Sampson, Deborah and Gideon were sent to assist Israel in maintaining the betrothal contract. Then prophets like Elijah and Isaiah were sent. Many centuries later, both Jesus and Paul were sent with a better contract likewise to Israel for their spiritual salvation. This time though the large majority, in their pride, saw no need for salvation.

 

Nazir

 

As Jacob blesses Joseph in Gen. 49:26, he ends by saying that Joseph was “separate” from his brethren. The Hebrew word for separate in this verse is nazir. This usage of nazir is the very first in scripture and as such is a root for similar words. It is translated other places as Nazarite or Nazarene. Under the Old Testament Law given by Moses, a Nazarite was one who made a vow of separation. This was a written vow presented to the priests.

Originally, the city of Nazareth was established as a location for Nazarites to fulfill their vows. Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with the young child Jesus when an angel warned them of Herod’s plan to kill all young males in the region. They returned after learning of the death of Herod. Thus the prophetic saying was fulfilled, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.” When they returned they chose to settle in Nazareth rather then their lineal hometown of Bethlehem. It was so done that the sayings of the prophets could be fulfilled of Jesus; “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

When one considers the Hebraic alphabetical symbols of which the word nazir is comprised, the understanding of its meaning deepens. Observing from right to left, as the Hebrew language is to be read, the word nazir consists of the consonants nun, zayin, and resh. Nun, when all the symbols of the Hebrew alphabet are considered, is the central symbol. Nun in the most ancient symbols is that of a seed with a tail. It means son, heir and continuation. Zayin, the next letter, in the very ancient symbols is that of a mattock head. In antiquity, it was the one possessing the mattock that was the lord of the garden and responsible for the familial sustenance. In the later Hebraic symbols this became a staff with a head. It was also the symbol of rulership in Egypt. It means food, harvest and nourish. The final consonant, resh, has as its most ancient symbol the head of a man. It means first, top or beginning. Some linguists give an additional meaning for resh as a ray of light.

The same three letters in this order are also the Hebrew word nezer which is translated many times as crown.

From the letters within this word nazir, one way to consider it’s meaning would be as the son gives nourishment first. Other considerations might be the masculine harvests as a ray of light or the seed of the heir is the beginning or the masculine seed nourishes from the top in a ray of light. Here, as with all ancient Semitic languages the meanings are meant to be pictorially spatial rather than being one-dimensional.

 

 

 

This Feast Season’s Heavenly Mark

 

R. S. Wadsworth has written:

 

It was ten years ago almost to the day that I started this particular journey in Biblical astronomy, though I have been a student of this subject since 1976. It was then (1993) that I became aware of great signs that were to take place in1996 and 2003. Even though at that time I was not aware of the two bright comets (Hyakutake and Hale Bopp) on their way in, I was real excited, because other rare events with most of them occurring on Biblical feast days, and occurring in constellations pertaining to the Messiah’s return. Now I am looking almost to the other side with most of those signs far behind us instead of ahead of us, with only one more left to go (two counting the massing in Arieh).

 

In 1993, I really didn’t think that all these signs would come and go without the Messiah’s return. I believed at that time that the tribulation would begin in 1996 as it was so plainly marked out in the heavens, and that the end of the tribulation would occur either in the spring of 2000 or the autumn of 2003. After thousands of hours of research, I know for certain that these were and are the greatest signs ever to occur marking the Return of Messiah. In the last 6,000 years and for at least 5,000 years to come, there was and will not be an array of such fine signs as were witnessed to over these past 7 years.

 

The majority of and most dramatic of these signs have occurred in the feast season from Passover and through Pentecost. Brilliant long period comets Hyakutake and Hale Bopp reached their very brightest during the spring feast seasons of 1996 and 1997 respectively. There was a quite rare massing of all planets in the sign of Taurus in the spring feast season of 2000. Naked eye visible comets Utsunomiya and Ikeya Zhang appeared simultaneously in the night’s heavens during the spring feast season of 2002. At the same time in the spring of 2002 four naked eye visible planets with the new moon and comet Utsunomiya massed in the sign of Taurus with the fifth planet Jupiter in retrograde motion in nearby Gemini.

Biblically, one cannot deny the significance of rare celestial events like these. It was a series of celestial events that lead the magi from Persia to worship the young child Jesus as the King of Israel.

The scriptures inform one of the importances of the divinely celestial.

 

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons.

Genesis 1:14

 

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by numbers, he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Isaiah 40:26

 

The heavens declare his righteousness and all the people see his glory. Psalms 97:6

 

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

 

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth and their word unto the end of the world (universe). In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. Psalms 19:1-5

 

This spring, approaching Passover, all five naked eye visible planets and the moon are in the south and southwestern sky just after sunset. Later, in May, just before Pentecost Mars and Saturn come into conjunction between the symbolic figures of masculine and feminine in the sign of Gemini. What is more interesting is that two naked eye visible comets are to appear in the same area of the greater span of Gemini after sunset between Passover and Pentecost. What is most rare, if not unprecedented, is that, in their brightest phases, these comets’ paths will cross during the abbreviated time span of several weeks. (They will cross at a point very close to the location where the 1997 path of comet Hale Bopp and the 2002 path of comet Utsunomiya intersected.) The later of these two current comets will cross the path of the earlier on the day prior to the feast day of Pentecost. This day of crossing is the 49th day from Passover. This day is marked with significance by Moses in the counting of days from Passover to determine the day of Pentecost. The number forty-nine is a multiple of seven times seven. E.W. Bullinger, in his Companion Bible, writes that seven denotes spiritual perfection. He writes also that the number seven regulates every period of incubation and gestation in insects, birds, animals and man.

(In digression, here some comments about genetics as it relates to the masculine and feminine coming together to form the one body may be appropriate. The male seed is comprised of an X and Y chromosome. The female seed is comprised of two Y chromosomes. In impregnation, each the male seed and the female seed contribute one of their two chromosomes. If the male seed contributes its X chromosome, then the resulting child is a male. If the male seed contributes its Y chromosome then the resulting child is female. Considering that the X chromosome is as masculine and the Y chromosome is as feminine then a male child is the combination of masculine and feminine. Symbolically, this, that is in nature, represents the coming together of the masculine saints and the feminine faithful in Christ Jesus to produce the “one new man in Christ” that the apostle Paul writes of in his epistle to the Ephesians. It is also, later in Ephesians, that Paul writes that the union of a husband and wife or masculine and feminine represents the mystery of Christ and the feminine ekklesia or called out church.

Jesus in his final discourses with his disciples reassures them that he will see them again. It is in the context in John chapter sixteen that Jesus refers to this time as the time in which a woman has ended her travail and, with joy, has brought a man child into world. In this record could be the figure of the feminine Holy Spirit who has labored from the beginning through the logos of Christ to bring forth the union of the masculine saints and feminine faithful in Christ Jesus as the “one new man in Christ.”)

 

The Location

The location of the crossing of the two comets is not without significance either. The point of crossing is very close to Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens.

In R. S.Wadsworth’s January-February newsletter of 2004, he had this to say about Sirius:

HE SHALL BE CALLED A NAZARENE

The most dominant constellation in the winter sky is Orion. It shines forth brilliantly in the early evening skies of December, January, and February. The brightest star (other than the planets Jupiter and Venus) in the heavens also shines brilliantly during these winter nights; it is the star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. The star is located south and west of Orion. If you can find Orion, Sirius is easy to locate since it is the brightest star in the heavens.

In its perverted form, the constellation to which Sirius belongs is shown in the form of a dog, and the star is associated with burning heat, pestilence, and disaster to the earth and the children of men. It is from this star and constellation that we get the saying "the dog days of summer." When this star was first seen in its rising in ancient Egypt, it signified that the dreadfully hot summer days would soon begin. Because of the precession of the equinoxes and other factors, the rising of the star has no longer any association with the hot days of summer. I believe that the true meaning of this constellation can be found in its more ancient form. The following is from Joseph A. Seiss' "The Gospel in the Stars," (1882), pp. 116-117.

"In the Dendera Zodiac the figure is the Eagle or Hawk (not a dog), the particular enemy of the Serpent, having on his head a double mark of crownings with power and majesty, and standing on the top of a great mace as the triumphant royal Breaker and Bruiser of the powers of evil. The principal star in this constellation is the most brilliant and fiery in all the heavens.

This star is called Sirius, from sir or seir, which means Prince, Guardian, the Victorious. Taken in connection with the name of the figure in the Egyptian sphere, as often given, we have Naz-Seir or Nazir; and we know who it was to be called Naz-seir-ene. Naz-Seir means the Sent Prince. So the Rod promised to come forth from the stem or stump of Jesse is called Netzer in the Hebrew Bible, there translated the Branch, the princely Scion, who should "smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips." Not, then, only because Christ spent His earlier years at an obscure village by the name of Nazareth, but, above all, because He was the sent Prince, the Messiah, the Branch, at once the Netzer of Isaiah and the Naz-Seir of these equally prophetic constellations. From the earliest ages of Christianity till now interpreters and defenders of the Scripture have been at a loss to explain by what prophet or in what sacred prophecy it was said, as claimed by the Apostle, that Christ should be called a Nazarene; but here, from a most unexpected quarter, we find the nearest and most literal foreshadowing of that very name, given in place as a designation of the Seed of the woman, and describing Him as the Sent Prince, the lordly Eagle, the appointed tearer in pieces of the extirpirator of the whole serpent brood. And in this Naz-Seir, or Naz-Sirius, we are to see Him of whom Matthew said, "He came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called NAZ-SEIR-ENE" (Matt. 2:23).

It would verily seem as if we were selecting a list of scriptural expressions concerning our Redeemer when we thus give the sense of these astronomic names. Their meaning is most truly significant when understood of Christ, but they are worse than absurd if we are to understand them of an Egyptian dog." –end of article

Other stars in this constellation, their names and name meanings are: Mirzam – the prince or ruler; Wesen – the bright, the shining; Adhara – the glorius; Aschere – who shall come; Al Shira Al Femeniya – the Prince or Chief of the right hand; Seir – the Prince; Abur – the mighty; Al Habor – the mighty; Muliphen – the leader, the chief.

 

When one is aware that the ancient Easterners considered comets symbolically as eagles; that Canis Major with Sirius is in the encompassing sign of Gemini; and that Gemini itself represents the one body of Christ comprised of both spiritually masculine and spiritually feminine brought together, the significance of the crossing of the two comets on the 49th day from Passover next to Sirius deepens.
What may even broaden and deepen more the significance of this event is the record of Jesus’ prophetic words in Luke 17. After Jesus describes to his disciples the separation of the spiritually masculine for differentiation from the spiritually feminine (and for eventual righteously perfected union of such.) They ask “where” in the cycling timepiece of the heaven this will occur. Jesus states, “Wheresoever the body is thither will the eagles be gathered together.”

 

The Zodiac of Dendera

The zodiac of Dendera in the Temple of Hathor in Egypt is said to be the oldest zodiac in existence. Although this temple was restored by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, it predates that time by several thousand years. Helenia McNielly, author of The Language of God, has this to say about the zodiac’s age.

There is evidence that the Mazzaroth had been deciphered and understood not long after Adam and Eve were created. This evidence can be found in the oldest depiction of the forty-eight ancient constellations of the Zodiac ever found - the Dendera Zodiac of Ancient Egypt. It is dated to 2000 BC, only 347 years after the Great Flood. Though the actual stone carving of this Zodiac on the ceiling of a temple is dated to 2000 BC, however, the Dendera Zodiac reflects a much earlier time. This can be deduced by observing the placement of the constellations shown at the four Cardinal points in the Dendera Zodiac. Their alignment in the sky does not point to 2000 BC but to 4000 BC instead. This date corresponds closely with the date Biblical Chronology gives for the beginning of mankind’s history in 4003 BC

Besides the circular zodiac in the ceiling of the temple there is a linear zodiac at the entrance to the temple. This zodiac has two reliefs with the signs of the zodiac evenly distributed between them in the order that they occur on the ecliptic of the sun’s path. What is interesting and also different about this zodiac is that there are two parallel lines of figures. The figures in the upper line include those of the signs on the ecliptic and the lower are of figures in small boats. Egyptologists say that the figures depicted in boats are those of the gods. In the Egyptian religious festivals figures of their gods were carried about in small reed boats. These boats represent the ship that the Greeks later called Argo. Argo was the ship that carried the company of travelers that will return from along the outer periphery of the circle of the zodiac. The stellar representation for Argo is next to that of Canis Major with Sirius or, in another word, nazir.

Within this context, what is revealing is that as the upper row of the of the signs nears its end just beyond the sign of Gemini the outer row of gods joins the upper row of figures with Orion moving from the lower or outer row at the eagle and mace symbol of nazir in the upper row. At this point in the upper row the god Orion, who symbolized the divine child Horus to the Egyptians, has his body turned towards a female figure in the upper row where he is now positioned in his small boat. The female figure is not in a boat, has her body facing Orion and has her hand and arm stretched out towards him. Although the front of Orion’s body is turned towards the female figure and his left forearm and hand towards her outstretched right hand, his head and raised right arm are directed towards nazir in the onward progression in the upper row of this lineal zodiac. From this point of nazir onward both the figures in the upper row and lower row are in boats. The final figure in the upper row is that of a royal man and woman together in a boat. The final figure in the lower row is that of a royal man and woman in a boat with a small child that appears to be male.

The circular zodiac on the ceiling of the Temple of Hathor may be more recent than this linear zodiac since some say that the signs are depicted in some places with Egyptian symbols and at other places with early Greek symbols. The sign for Canis Major is though that of the Egyptian hawk or eagle and it is located below Gemini at the six o’clock position, the Eastern symbolic reference point for the beginning of a new day when the sun sets. At this time, in the skies over Jerusalem, on the day before Pentecost, preparing to set in the west, will be the conjunction of Saturn and Mars in Gemini. It is also, at sunset on this evening of the day before Pentecost on May 26th, when Sirius or nazir will be lingering on the west southwestern horizon. It is very near this bright star that, at the same moment, the second comet will be crossing the path of the first as Passover is merging into Pentecost.

The Crossing

The Zodiac of Dendera

Relief 1

Relief 2

Enhanced Relief 2

The Circular Zodiac

 

 

So here, during the season from Passover through Pentecost the eternal symbol of union through the cross of Christ is likewise portrayed symbolically by the yeast from the fermentation of barley seed combined with the wheat flour to bring forth bread for Pentecost and the next year, and is likewise signified by these two comets, figuratively as eagles, crossing next to nazir, the eagle, within Gemini the greater sign of Christ’s one body where the two are made one.

One may consider these current celestial signs and those within this preceding eight-year period of time as the Lord speaking from heaven. The transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 8, 2004 may be the culmination of all he has spoken in this day. (According to Bob Wadsworth there are no more foreseeable pronounced signs indicating the Messiah until a massing of planets in Virgo in 2040.) When Venus transits the sun again after 236 years on June 8th from the vantage point of earth, the sun will be between the horns of Taurus. Taurus is the tribal sign for Joseph. This sign contains the star clusters of the Pleiades, the congregation of the judge, and the Hyades, those belonging to the congregation of the judge. In Egyptology it was the god Hathor who was represented with a head ornament with the sun disk between two ox horns. It is also interesting to note that it is the temple of Hathor that contains the zodiacs of Dendera.

In closing, the first and last letter from the ancient symbols of the Hebrew alphabet may gain meaning. The first symbol is that of the head of an ox. As one of the meanings of the heavenly sign of Taurus the bull, so too is this meaning applicable to this ancient symbol of an oxen’s head. It means to push or prod forward. The last ancient sign of the Hebrew alphabet is derived from the early Egyptian hieroglyph of two crossed sticks. It was to a couch in the form of this final letter tav that an initiate to the Egyptian priesthood was tied, plunged into a deep sleep and sealed in a cave or lower temple room for three days and three nights to be arisen at the beginning of a new day and for a new life. In writing, this letter is as a cross, such as today would be recognized as the type of cross the Lord of glory was crucified upon. It’s meaning is that of “sign, monument, signal,” or “the mark.”

 

The Sign of Pisces and Comet Bradfield

The Knot Tied

 

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Copyright, 2004, Steve Santini