By Mark Hedsel
Food for the Moon, the lower mind.
There is a woman (the higher mind) clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her feet. Upon her head is a crown of 12 stars.' (Amos 12.1)
One who has learned to control the lunar forces within themselves, it is the emotions.
The Signs of the Sun and the Moon
These together form the microcosmic structure of the human body. The Sun represents the Higher Self and the Moon is a symbol of the Personality or lower ego mind.. Your task is to achieve the integration of the powers of these two triads whilst living in your physical body.
Who then is the woman clothed with the Sun? Clearly the 12 stars are the zodiac and the energy from these stars energising the 12 cranial nerves of your brain.
The Great Mother is symbolized by the Higher mind, received in the virgin consciousness of meditation. In the sky the Virgin in Pisces gives birth to the Monads as Stars, with the Solar and Lunar Selves.
It is the culmination and integration of your physical and spiritual forms.
And it is the meaning of the entire bible story.
In Joshua's story we find that he commanded the sun and moon to stand still, while he slew his enemies. Here again we are facing a fact within ourselves.
Every initiate must be able to command these forces within himself to be still, in other words he must be able to still his lower desires, so that this power can pass up the spine in safety and bring about illumination.
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The moon is more than just a pale satellite of interest to poets and astronomers. Its influence goes beyond merely creating ocean tides or driving biological cycles.
More importantly, the moon exerts a significant influence upon the mechanical, emotional, and psychological states in man.
The werewolf myth and superstition concerning full moon lunacy are not far from the truth. Certain lunar phases heighten the possibility for emotionally draining situations and stimulate reactivity and sensitivity in vulnerable individuals.
Personal observation reveals what numerous esoteric sources have explained at length, namely that we are food for the moon. In this article I shall summarize these sources and then give an account of how through personal experience I independently arrived at similar but more expansive conclusions framed in context of the matrix control system.
This is an incredibly fascinating and practical subject since the lunar factor can be observed by anyone with eyes to see and knowledge of such cycles can be used to bypass obstacles normally exacerbated by the fog of ignorance.
Gurdjieff and Ouspensky
Fourth Way philosophy aims to strip man of his mechanical behavior and hypnotic programming in order to build within him a core of heightened consciousness of inner Christianity and Sufism. It’s founder, Georges Gurdjieff, frequently admonished the thoughtless mechanical behavior of humanity and was fond of saying that we are “food for the moon.”
What did Gurdjieff mean by this phrase? Many have interpreted “food for the moon” as a figure of speech, that perhaps Gurdjieff meant we are slave to our mechanical conditioning and feed our baser impulses.
While it can be additionally interpreted that way, Gurdjieff was primarily being literal. Peter Ouspensky, one of Gurdjieff’s most prolific disciples, lectured at length concerning the moon’s role in human affairs and its place in the cosmological scheme of things. It is reasonable to assume what Ouspensky wrote about the moon accurately reflects what Gurdjieff taught him.
According to Ouspensky, the moon acts as a giant electromagnet pulling upon all organic life on earth and sucking into itself the soul essence of dying creatures.
The moon is an embryonic planet receiving its nutrition from organic life on earth through an etheric umbilical cord, an energy conduit between earth and moon.
In man, the moon drives his mechanical aspects like a pendulum moving the gears of a clock. The degree to which one’s actions are driven by the moon is proportional to one’s level of reactivity and non-being.
For people incapable of moving themselves through life by nobler spiritual impulses, the moon provides a propulsive force. Without this force, mechanical individuals would be passive as puppets without a puppeteer.
Ouspensky went so far as to say that the very physical motion of our limbs was made possible thanks to the moon. Other Fourth Way initiates like Rodney Collin explained that because our body was largely made of water and the moon pulls on water to create the ocean tides, our bodies are made to move in similar but more complicated ways through hydraulic principles.
Though I find this explanation dubious, I have included it only to be complete in my summary. The moon’s gravitational field pulls on all masses equally and is not strong enough to have any physical influence over the motion of water within the body.
It would be more accurate to say that the moon exerts some subtle influence upon the organs of our etheric body responsible for initiating neurochemical impulses that trigger mechanical motion. So mechanical behavior is driven by the moon but not necessarily via crude physical means.
The moon is therefore an important factor in driving physiological motion.
As long as its influence is limited to such effects, the moon is doings its job properly. Ouspensky warned, however, that if lunar influences trespassed into one’s emotional and mental aspects, then emotional and mental imbalances would occur. How can the moon affect our emotional and intellectual centers? By the very fact that these lower centers have their own mechanical aspects.
Ouspensky was asked whether there was any truth to the connection between full moons and lunacy. He said there was none and that lunar phases are irrelevant because the moon is always around earth exerting the same pull regardless of its phase.
That much is true, however as I shall explain later, it is the alignment between earth, sun, and moon that colors the lunar influence, therefore lunar phases do correlate with cycles of mental and emotional stability and instability.
In the cosmological schema, earth is like a mother to the moon which is still a fetus in the sense that it cannot yet “breathe” on its own, hold an atmosphere, or support life. Gurdjieff said: “The Moon is actually a fragment of this Earth, which must now constantly maintain the Moon’s existence.” In that sense, the moon is like a parasitic thought form.
Nevertheless, the equation is balanced because in exchange for the moon propelling our mechanical movement, we feed the moon so that it may grow and one day be born as a living planet.
As to how organic life feeds the moon, Ouspensky explained that upon death the physical body returns to the earth but the soul essence, the astral and etheric energies sloughed off by the evacuating spirit, float toward and deposit themselves upon the moon.
This comes with the dissolution of the body’s mechanical center. During life, however, unprovoked emotional turmoil and unconscious psychological suffering produce subtle energies that feed the moon, and this much is detrimental to personal esoteric evolution.
In line with the objectives of Fourth Way, to escape the more deleterious lunar influences Ouspensky said we must “create moon within ourselves.” By this he meant we must develop within us a driving mechanism that can take the place of the external lunar influence; in this way we would break free of the puppeteer.
Assuming for a moment a more general and practical interpretation, this simply says that in order to become free from mechanical conditioning and reactive behavior we must reinforce our sense of self-awareness so that conscious choice and awareness reigns supreme over any external stimuli that might provoke an unconscious reaction. In this way we stop feeding the moon while living, and still properly pay our dues upon death.
In his epic work Gnosis, Boris Mouravieff formulated an esoteric system for spiritual evolution founded upon the inner traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy. Though sharing a common basis with Fourth Way, what Mouravieff detailed is comparatively more complete, accurate, and systematic. Here is an excerpt from Gnosis summarizing what is necessary to transcend the lunar influence:
As a cell of organic life on Earth, man plays a part in the development of the Ray of Creation. The vivification of the Moon, that cosmic foetus, is one aspect of this development.
This requires considerable quantities of energy, which is produced in particular by the human part of organic life. Illusion, which plays such an important role in the waking consciousness of man, was introduced into that state so that he would accept this aspect of the cosmic work, participating in it without rebellion.
If we become conscious of this situation and desire to escape it, we must conceive and create a screen which will protect us against this devouring influence of the Moon. We must meanwhile guard against falling into Illusion again by erecting a false screen; the result would be an aggravated waste of these forces instead of an economy of force.
The quantity of force necessary to genuinely oppose the influence of the Moon is already considerable. The first imperative, then, is to stop wasting these forces, to turn off the taps which let the energy escape uselessly: sterile emotions, in particular negative emotions; fantasies from uncontrolled imagination; uncoordinated mental gymnastics, gossiping and chattering.
We must thus act like a wise minister of finance and carefully economize our energies, yet without all the time sterilizing either our activity or our intelligence. On the contrary, we must store and as far as possible augment these forces to build up our reserves. These are the two main aspects of the first objective we have to attain. (Mouravieff, Gnosis I, p.168)
Mouravieff also explained that organic life functions as a transmitter station sending refined energy to the moon to assist its growth.
Despite increases in the human population and thus an increase in quantity of energy transferred, times of peace do not produce sufficient energy and so catalysts for suffering such as wars and catastrophes arise to sustain the process.
The Moon’s passive energy arises from solar energy. It reflects this, but not without a transformation as its own nature. Unlike the Earth, the Moon does not have a direct organic link with the Sun.
Being a satellite, it depends directly on its planet, and it is only through the latter’s mediation that it enters into relation with the Sun.
One of its essential roles is to reflect solar energy onto the Earth’s surface in a form modified by reflection as described above. This also leads to qualitative and quantitative variations that depend on its phases. These changes do not prevent continual reverberation, due to the fact that the Moon always presents the same face to Earth, as the duration of its rotation around itself and around our planet are both the same. (Mouravieff, Gnosis II, p.29)
Although Mouravieff did not elaborate in what manner the lunar influence varies with phase, it stands to reason that essentially it is a matter of astrological alignment between earth, sun, and moon. During new and full moons, the moon and sun are respectively in opposition and conjunction, respectively. During quarter moons they are square.
Opposition, conjunction, and square represent alignments that in this particular case aggravate the mechanical aspects in man. Other times of the month the moon primarily trines sun, a harmonious astrological aspect corresponding to relatively calm and balanced temperament with the mechanical influence not trespassing into emotional or mental territory.
That the moon always shows the same face, has an unusually circular orbit, and is precisely distanced to blot out the sun during total solar eclipses implies an intentional placement by the “Architect” of the matrix, or perhaps it simply suggests a collective choice to experience this highly improbable but necessary reality.
When asked if the moon was intentionally placed, the Cassiopaeans responded: This is impossibly complex because in one way or another, everything is part of a “plan.”
Mouravieff and Ouspensky emphasized that despite the soporific nature of the moon and the urgent necessity for individuals to overcome its influence, there is still an important cosmological reason for this arrangement. If nothing else, the moon makes physical life possible by driving the earth’s rotation.
Another interesting source is The Zelator by Mark Hedsel, an autobiographical account of his initiatory pathway through various mystery schools. The following excerpt takes place in the presence of a teacher who gives a lengthy discourse on the moon:
We became fascinated by the nature of the Moon, and with the other female planet, Venus. It was as though our attention had been drawn to the feminine side of Darkness and Light, as represented in the purgatorial side of the Moon, and the burning light of Venus.
Our questions led our Master to some fascinating and unexpected observations about the lunar connections in ancient esoteric lore, and it was not surprising that the few questions we did put to our Master at that time concerned these planets.
Do you know what the third-day pig is?’ he asked in response to a question I had put to him about the Moon. Although our Master was looking directly at us, everyone shook their heads, as though he had directed the question to each of us personally.
Perhaps the question had been rhetorical, for he continued almost immediately.
The three-day pig is a phrase from the ancient Mysteries. Prior to the initiation held during the Greater Mysteries of the Boedromion at Eleusis, in Greece, there was what the Greeks called the Halade Mystai. Early in the morning, the candidates for initiation would make their way to the sea, carrying young pigs, which they would wash and then sacrifice.
The usual we might even say the exoteric explanation for this sacrifice is that they considered the blood of the pig to be especially pure, and much appreciated by the gods of the Underworld.
They buried the killed pigs deep in the Earth, after the blood and slaughtered bodies had been dedicated to these infernal gods. Because the sacrifice was held on the third day of the Greater Mystery, such a creature was called the third-day pig.’
He raised his eyebrows, and smiled.
Now, as with all Mysteries of initiation, the term is not quite correct it is meant to hide something. It was not a third-day pig, but a two-and-a-half-day pig, as the sacrifices always took place in the morning.
The fact that the rites were conducted near the sea should lend a clue to one aspect of this arcane symbolism, for the two-and-a-half day period is a lunar period.
In two and a half days, the Moon completely traverses one sign of the zodiac:
the period, cosmically speaking, is a 12th part of the month. Now, perhaps, you will begin to see something of the deeper significance of the third-day pig?’ Perhaps once again the question had been rhetorical. At all events, there was no sound from the circle.
In a sense, the third-day pig is humanity the liquid sweat of the Earth.
Humanity is in thrall to the Moon mankind is subject to the two-and-a-half-day rhythm, and to all other lunar periodicity's. In another sense, the third-day pig is the animal of Set, the reject darker side of Mankind that lucifuge side, which does not strive towards the light.
This truth is recognized both in the overt symbolism of the pig sacrifice, and in its deeper arcane implications. The initiation centres have always recognized that mankind is in thrall to the Moon that ordinary men and women are sleeping under the influence of the lunar powers.
The symbolism of the three-day pig must now be evident.
The creature is a surrogate for a sacrifice which is no sacrifice, as the loss is of no value in the face of that gained. What happens to our higher principle at this fission of porcine sacrifice is of direct account in the symbolism of the three-day pig.
Just as in a sacrifice involving a burnt offering, where the flames go upwards, and the carbonized remains go downwards, so the sacrifice of the third-day pig is a fission of separation.
Note this word, fission. One cannot go far in the hermetic studies without having formed a good idea of what Spiritual fission implies.
On one level, then, the pig is symbol of the lower nature, which must be buried or, more accurately, placed into the hands of the infernal hordes, to which it rightly belongs. Meanwhile, the initiated Spirit rises upwards on the scales of perfection.
As you know, only the initiates sacrifice at the Helade Mystai, so we may presume that, at the symbolical death, it is only the lower part of the “pig” the body and the blood which is rendered unto the lower world.
The higher world carries the Spirit to a higher realm, in the wonder of initiation. You see, the three-day pig is a symbol of this rejected part, of the dark part pushed downwards after the separation which is the immediate consequence of initiation.’
But the pig. Let us glance once more at the symbolism of the famous three-day pig. We are the pig, awaiting sacrifice. We are in thrall to the Moon: we are all sleeping Endymions, who must render to the Moon that which bears the imprint of the Moon.
Let us presume that the sacrifice of the three-day pig is symbolical of the three days ’ he emphasized the words to show that they had a much deeper meaning than might be at first apparent that we spend in the sphere of the Moon after our death.
As you know, in traditional Christianity, this period is called Purgatory. In esotericism, it has other names, with which you will all be familiar. The three-day pig is a symbol’ he emphasized the word ‘of this period we must spend in Purgatory.
If you reflect upon it, you will see that it is not a far-fetched symbolism. The pig, through its association with Set, is a creature of the Moon, and the period in Purgatory is a “blood sacrifice” in the sense that during that experience the sins of the blood one might say the sweat of our blood sins are washed away.
In Purgatory, at great cost to ourselves, we sacrifice our sins. These entities our sins are devoured by the demons in what might be regarded as a blood-lust.
We have clung to our sins throughout our lifetime, and letting them go is no easy matter: they must be torn away from us.
Purgatory is a sort of cosmic clearing house even a place of enforced learning where the entities and dispositions born of sin find fulfillment and regeneration.
Without the existence of such a cleansing house, the Spiritual atmosphere of the Earth would have been completely poisoned long ago.
The skull-face of the Moon, glaring down with cratered eyes at the world, is a perpetual memorial to the inexorable consequences of human sin.
It would be possible to point to vast documentary sources for this belief that the Moon is the cosmic centre of purgatory it is indeed encapsulated in very many symbols in Christian doctrine and symbolism.
On what may be the most obvious level, the very idea that demons have horns is probably a throw-back to the idea of the crescent of the Moon, their natural homeland: they are, so to speak, branded with the C of the crescent.
You were quite right, Mark much to our chagrin, he turned to us, making public private conversations we had had with him to link the Moon with demonic assault, and with the dark realm of seances and atavistic clairvoyancy. The demonic beings love the dark.
While it is true that the seance rooms are kept dark to enable amateur conjurers to perform without detection, it is also true that those Spiritual beings who work evil through such seances love the dark. They are lucifuges. Just as they cannot understand the need for light, so they cannot understand human love.
The ancients used darkness, not to contact the demons, but to contact the Higher Beings.
One reason why the so-called air-shafts in the Great Pyramid are directed towards specific stars is to allow these stellar influences to pierce into the darkness where the initiations took place. ‘The ancients built their stone circles to enable them to use darkness for specific purposes.
They knew that during an eclipse, when the Moon is thrown into darkness, the effect of the Moon is, to some extent, weakened.
At such times, certain diabolical and evil influences which have been built up in the aura of the Earth can escape. It is as though a safety valve has been opened in the skies, pouring into the cosmos down the dark tunnel of the Black Moon, which hangs in the shadow of the Earth.
This Black Moon the Moon of snake-infested Hecate in the ancient mythology is quite different from the Lighted Moon. In some of the ancient centres this Black Moon was even given a different name.
The Lighted Moon is, to some extent, Spiritually warmed by the Sun. One has to be attuned to cosmic realities to feel the difference between the Dark Moon and the full Moon.
When the Sun is eclipsed by the Dark Moon, then it is not unusual for birds to drop from the skies in fear. Great wisdom is shown in such fear. You must all try to experience an eclipse solar or lunar to catch a feeling of this cosmic reality.
There is a frisson in the air, quite unlike anything which can be felt under normal circumstances. The primaeval terror of the Moon among the ancients was not entirely unrealistic: in those days, there was a different consciousness which allowed men to perceive cosmic realities that are now hidden from us. You will never understand why the ancient stone circles were built if you do not familiarize yourself with the Dark Moon.’
In the meeting prior to his death, our Master fulfilled his promise to speak about the secrets of the Moon.
Normally, he would wait for someone in our midst to ask a question. This time he began to speak without preamble.
In the esoteric literature, you will find many records indicating that the Moon was at one time part of the Earth. It had to leave the Earth, in order to allow life on Earth to continue its Spiritual development unimpeded.
It is important that anyone on the Path should attempt to form a clear picture of what this separation was like. Not only was it of considerable evolutionary importance in the cosmogenesis of the Earth, but it is played, in miniature, in many of our Spiritual activities.
It is the archetypal form of fission. Now, unfortunately, in modern times even our imaginative faculties have been materialized, and it is difficult for us to form a picture of what this Moon-loss was really like.
It is difficult for us to form clear images of the fission which lies at the root of all Spiritual activity.
It is difficult for modern man and woman to visualize things in purely Spiritual terms. This is because the picture-making which lies at the basis of our imaginative faculty longs for mythology, since mythology is itself an agency of Spirituality.
If you cannot imagine in this way at present, you must perforce cling to materialistic images he touched the glass of water on the round table in front of him then imagine a glass of water clouded with a pigment.
If the glass is left to stand, the particles will settle to the bottom in a thick dross, leaving the water above clear. This is much nearer to the Spiritual reality of what happened when the Moon left the Earth, taking with it certain forms of dross materiality.
The schema which depicts the planets in extended space pertains only to physical vision. You must understand this, or there will be no way in which you can approach some of the greater Mysteries of the cosmos.
What appears to be on the outside is more accurately described as being on the inside: our Earthly vision is extremely limited, for, under normal circumstances, we see outwards from the central Ego to the cosmic periphery.
However, this is not the cosmic vision. We are so used to this limited vision that we are not sufficiently tolerant to accept that there can be others including a vision from the periphery into the centre.
In the case of the Moon, the matter is made more complex by the fact that the physical matter of the Moon did once form part of what we now call the Earth.
Within the context of the lunar sphere, the two centres did once coincide. A tremendous effort of meditative power is required to follow these connections, however, and the bald statement I have made can result in misconceptions.’
Why, asked Philip, ‘did the Moon have to separate from the Earth?’ ‘It was a cosmic fission. The Moon represents the harder mineralization of the Earth.
In the body of the Moon is the matter which, had it remained with the Earth, would have weighed down human development too deeply. Man would not have been able to bear the weight of those forces in his own body.
Just as we know from our own observations of ourselves that we must slough off darkness to reach into the light, so the planetary bodies must also involve themselves in a similar fission.
Even so, it is true that the weight of the Moon, albeit removed by half a million miles, still contorts the physical body of the Earth and its inhabitants through what are usually called ‘gravitational’ effects.
Now we must touch upon the connection between the Moon and clairvoyancy. We must do this because one of our members has wisely or unwisely become involved with mediumistic groups.’
It is important that we set out very clearly the dangers inherent in opening the soul to such activities. It is not for me to forbid such activity.
I have no power to forbid, and would relish no such power. Much as I would wish to protect you, I cannot. The best I can do is make the dangers clear to you. After that, your beliefs and your conduct remain your own.’
He look around at our faces, as though to indicate that he had arrived at the most important point of the evening.
And so now we must look at an esoteric truth which touches on the very edge of what is permissible. What I have to say will be greatly disturbing for many people of modern times.
It will disturb, because it is generally taken for granted that clairvoyancy, mediumship and spiritualistic activity are somehow linked with Spiritual development, and consequently of benefit to mankind. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.
A vast amount of our modern so-called “Spiritualist” literature pertains to channelling and clairvoyancy which is far from beneficial for the development of mankind. Indeed, not to mince words, I should tell you that it is distinctly harmful.
I must now make a statement which will introduce you to a concept which was, until comparatively recently, one of the deepest secrets of the esoteric Schools: In some ways, the Moon is the greatest problem of esoteric lore. The Moon is not at all what it appears to be.
At the end of the last century an astounding revelation was made, as a result of dissent among members of secret Schools. Information, hitherto guarded jealously by the most enclosed of the inner Orders, was made public. The secrets disclosed pertained to a far deeper level of knowledge than has hitherto been made exoteric by the Schools even in this enlightened age.’
His trace of cynicism seemed to go by unnoticed.
Our purpose here is not to document how so deep an esoteric idea was made public or even to assess whether it was wise for this idea to be brought out into the open. All this has been dealt with in the literature and if any of you wish to follow this up, I will give you a few titles later.
In a nutshell, what was made public during this conflict in the Schools was the truth that our Moon is a sort of counterweight to another sphere, which remains invisible to ordinary vision. This counterweighted sphere is called in esoteric circles the Eighth Sphere.
We must be careful with these words, for, in spite of what I have just said, this region is not itself a sphere, nor is it a moon.
Even to locate it behind the physical Moon is not correct, for in the Spiritual realm spaces and distances are different.
The truth is that this Eighth Sphere does not pertain to anything we are familiar with on the physical plane, yet we must use words from our own vocabularies whenever we wish to denote its existence. Were we to use a word which fits most appropriately this Sphere, then we should really call it a vacuum.
Certainly, vacuum is a more appropriate term than sphere, for the Eighth Sphere sucks things into its own shadowy existence.
This Sphere is lower in the scale of being than the Seventh Sphere (which is the Earth).
It acts as a sort of demonic conduit to suck into its maws certain degenerate Spiritual forms on the Earth. It is a shadow Sphere, controlled by shadow beings.
However, the fact that they are shadow beings should not lead us to demote or underestimate their capabilities and intelligence. In many respects they are more intelligent than Man, for they are not limited by the power of love, as is Mankind.
The operation of this Eighth Sphere is complex. Its denizens those shadowy beings for whom it is home wish to people their Sphere with humanity, or (more accurately) with human souls. Towards this end, it has erected what we might call terminals on the Earth: these terminals are soul-conduits, which will suck into the lower Sphere a certain form of materialized Spiritual energy that is engendered on the Earth plane.
The most usual circumstances where this materialization or engendering takes place is in seances, and in other localities wherein human beings attempt to meddle against the cosmic law with the lower Etheric planes.’
Philip was having difficulties with this curious account of the lunar powers, and asked: ‘Are you saying that Spiritualist activity is itself victimized by the Eighth Sphere?’
Yes, Philip. Certain Spiritualist activity is coloured by the erroneous belief that the realm of the dead is accessible to the living. In truth, mediumistic activity cannot penetrate through into the true realm of the dead: it is therefore dealing only with shadows.
In so doing, it is creating fodder for the nourishment of the Eighth Sphere. This sucking of certain forms of human soul-matter into the Eighth Sphere is not, by any means, intended for the benefit of humanity. The aim of the denizens of this world is to enhance and populate a world which may truly be described as the realm of the damned.
The efforts of these denizens, or demons, is contrary to the evolutionary development which has been planned for the world. In truth, the human being was not designed to become a shadow being, captive in a demonic sphere: it was designed to become a god.
It is less than one hundred years since this knowledge of the Eighth Sphere was made public.
At first there was an outcry at this breach in initiate knowledge, but now we can see that it has proved something of a blessing that the demonic threat has been brought out into the open. In some ways, it is easier to deal with a visible enemy. Those who dabble in the supposed communications with the dead, and with that spirit-land which they fondly imagine lies beyond the veil, have not gone unwarned.
I will leave most of the above for the reader to digest, and discuss only the so-called “Eighth Sphere.” What is meant by the moon being a counterweight to the Eighth Sphere? Evidently, the moon is but a physical reflection of something tangible but not material, something beyond our realm of perception.
Based on the clues given in The Zelator we must conclude that the Eighth Sphere by definition encompasses all the nonphysical aspects of the Matrix Control System, the service-to-self (STS) hierarchy from top to bottom minus the physical levels of which we ourselves are part.
The Eighth Sphere would therefore include: the lower astral planes where carnal and demonic thoughtforms dwell, the hyperdimensional realms inhabited by reptilians, the parasitic etheric lattice overlaying the earth comprising the very tendrils of the Matrix, the second density soulpool of which organic portals are incarnate extensions, and the demiurgic black hole a creature positioned atop the STS hierarchy and sucking into itself all energy gathered from the “tiers” below.
This interpretation of the Eighth Sphere should be self-evident for those familiar with the works of Rudolf Steiner, Carlos Castaneda, Robert Monroe, Dr William Baldwin, the Cassiopaean Transcripts, and my articles on the Matrix.
For instance, that organic portals have something to do with the moon is clear from the fact that they, being extensions of second density energies occupying third density bodies, are essentially two-and-a-half density beings, which relates to the two-and-a-half-day pig.
Pigs, by the way, are physically incapable of looking up at the sky which, in addition to the fact that they share many human characteristics and have genetics strongly suited to house low vibrational frequencies, makes them ideal symbols for the animal nature in man.
That the moon shares an archetypal basis with organic portals is further evidenced by it being a second density planet reflecting light rather than generating its own, just as organic portals are not fully third density and merely reflect back the soul image of others.
Studying the mythological and esoteric meaning of the moon is mere entertainment if no practical understanding comes from it. One can easily get absorbed in the arcane and lose sight of its application in the real world. So I was fortunate to have observed the lunar influence for myself before reading anything about it, and based on these observations I developed some practical solutions.
This began with my early experiences as moderator of an alternative discussion group on the internet. Having been a member of several forums previously, I was aware of the various pitfalls and how theoretically to avoid them.
Putting theory into practice required close observation, foresight, and a case-by-case system of moderation. Over the months I was forced to deal with various disruptors of varying degrees of cunning, each of which played key roles in setting up and triggering a period of emotional turmoil.
After numerous months of this, it finally dawned on me that these disruptive episodes followed a cyclical pattern, always one or two incidents per month on the same set of days that would gradually shift later in the month with each passing month.
So it was nine months of observation that made me realize there was order behind the chaos. Furthermore, trouble wasn’t limited to the forum; often it occurred elsewhere such as in my personal life or with my family, on other message boards, and with friends and their families anyplace at all, but only during certain predictable days of the month.
That these key days shifted a little each month implied that perhaps it has something to do with the moon phases, since full and new moon dates do shift gradually from month to month thanks to our messed up calendar system. So I took the nine months of records and checked them against a moon calendar: sure enough, the disruptive incidents happened consistently within two and a half days from new or full moon.
But there was another pattern: early on the incidents generally took place before the new or full moon, then they happened during, and in later months they arose after.
I found out that this latter pattern involved moon perigee and apogee, times of the month when the moon was closest or farthest away from the earth. Trouble days occurred between the new/full and perigee/apogee dates. For instance, if new moon was on the 23rd and perigee was on the 27th, then the disruption would predictably take place around the 25th.
This much I had figured out by October 2004. By constructing a calendar with days shaded according to their proximity to lunar perigee or apogee and new or full moon, I was able to test the theory over the next several months.
It was utterly disturbing to watch disruptions take place on schedule month after month during the predicted days and never outside of those days.
And it wasn’t just me seeing what I wanted to see because when learning lessons of an emotionally charged nature arise, there is no mistaking or ignoring them. Additionally, I started with nine months of unbiased records in which a pattern was clearly evident before I ever suspected the moon might be involved; the data speaks for itself.
Putting this knowledge to practical use involved predicting and preparing for disruptive days, understanding that during heavy lunar influences things might not be as they seem, and remembering that emotional buttons are far more sensitive during such days.
Moderating the forum became a game of nailing the timing, nature, and plot of the upcoming disruption in order to head it off, sometimes with success and sometimes without depending on how sneaky the plot was and how well I could decipher the synchronistic omens and symbolic warning dreams preceding these impending obstacles.
The process usually played out as follows: within a week or two leading up to an incident I would be given dreams containing symbolic clues about the themes and characters involved, then I would reference the moon chart to get an idea of the timing, and finally within a day I would receive numerous synchronicities informing me the event was close at hand. Lately I have begun incorporating astrological aspects (planetary alignments) to gain additional insight on the timing and theme.
While this system may seem delusional to the casual reader, it was derived using a process of observation, hypothesis, testing, and refinement. That this system has been applied successfully in all areas of my life to reduce stress and redundant obstacles, improved my skills as moderator and kept the forum impervious to permanent disruption, and continues to correctly predict when mechanical tendencies are amplified is proof to me of its validity and practicality.
Lunar Influences and the Matrix Control System
Only then did I realize Gurdjieff was being completely literal when he said we are food for the moon. Anyone who becomes aware of the lunar influence will see how people all around sway to the lunar influence like reeds to the breeze. Twice a month, the Matrix Control System opens its maws and draws in a torrent of emotional energy from all those susceptible to the lunar influence.
So what exactly is the relation between the Matrix and the moon? The archetypal correspondences were discussed earlier. As for the technical relation, I have concluded that the gravitational interaction between earth, moon, and sun causes cyclical variation in the separation between dimensions and densities.
Just before and after a new or full moon, the dimensional veil is thinnest and hostile forces from other realms, including the astral and hyperdimensional realms, have an easier time penetrating into the physical plane.
The thinning of dimensional separation has two main consequences. First, as mentioned it is easier for beings to cross realm boundaries. Hostile entities require less energy to breech the realm of their targets, or stated another way, metaphysical defenses against physical and psychic violence tend to wane around such times.
But on a positive side the thinning also supports personal expansion into new realms of being, thus the new moon is said to be a good time for starting new projects and manifesting intent through the principles of reality creation.
Second, because other realms become temporarily more accessible, occult practices become more effective. Invocations, psychic warfare, scrying and remote viewing are assisted during such times.
This most greatly assists those darker forces who rely upon remote viewing of probable futures and psychic attacks to stalk and ambush their prey. But once again on a positive side the intuitive faculties are heightened and more technical forms of divination like scrying gain accuracy.
Concerning strictly the negative aspects of new and full moon energies, there is a qualitative difference. New moon energies tend toward implosion while full moon is characterized by energy of explosion.
Whereas the new moon tends to induce oversensitivity, dissatisfaction, and depression, the full moon energies amplify overreaction, violence, and outright lunacy.
It is esoteric fact that the moon rules over the imagination, and both during full moon and new moon windows the imagination is particularly prone to being misapplied, meaning misunderstandings, false suspicions, and unfounded worries increase. But whereas the new moon exacerbates introspective turmoil, full moon externalizes the trouble.
What accounts for the qualitative difference? None other than the particular alignment between earth, moon, and sun. During a full moon, the earth is between sun and moon, meaning the latter two are astrologically in opposition.
Whereas the sun represents spirit, the moon represents one’s shadow self. When in opposition, the light of spirit is misdirected by the mechanical pressures of the shadow self, meaning energy is expressed but in an outwardly harmful way, thus its association with overreaction and violence.
When new, the moon is between sun and earth, energetically blocking or filtering the solar energies. The shadow self stifles the light of spirit, thus the implosive quality of this alignment and its association with oversensitivity and depression.
To illustrate, in my experience certain vulnerable forum members tend to get moody during the new moon and overreact to misperceived criticism or get depressed and give their farewell, while during a full moon people are more likely to lash out when the lunatics crawl from the woodwork to provoke at the most sensitive times.
This is not a fast rule, just a general observation. How these energies manifest elsewhere depends on the context, and the lunar influence manifests through whatever means are at hand to extract the greatest amount of emotional anguish.
Nevertheless, it would be incorrect to blame the moon exclusively as the cause of troubles, as during more harmonious astrological alignments it actually supports healthy mechanical functioning.
When the moon is trine or sextile to the sun, meaning in between new and full and at least a day away from quarter moon, the lunar influence sustains peaceful progress. So one could equally say that four times a month the moon supports tranquility.
The moon is by no means the only cyclical factor pulling our strings. There are numerous other cycles from personal to national to global and cosmic. Most of these have biological or astrological origins. While the astrological ones are important to consider, particularly certain planetary aspects, I consider the lunar influence to be the strongest and most observable.
It is no secret that hyperdimensional attacks are directed at a target’s weakest spots at the weakest moments. That is simply a matter of efficiency and logistics. Astrology is an important part of determining this timing because the realm dynamics between attacker and target are greatly influenced by celestial alignments.
Different alignments impress upon a given location different spectra of vibrations which in turn resonate corresponding elements within the souls of individuals in the vicinity; the manner in which they vibrate pulls from reality a corresponding set of experiences and learning lessons.
Certain vibrations correspond to learning lessons involving confrontation, violence, and attack, and it is when these vibrations are strongest for an individual that astral and hyperdimensional attackers find it easiest to fulfill their role in his experiences. A more thorough explanation can be found in my article Realm Dynamics.
While certain lunar alignments exacerbate certain mechanical tendencies which in turn can create emotional turmoil, I have found that the moon’s primary function during such times is merely to open a window between the darker realms and this world.
Whether this window of opportunity is actually utilized depends on the individual in question and whether the attackers have the necessary interest and resources. In other words, the turbulent experiences that may arise during critical lunar days are not necessarily deterministically created by the moon, rather the moon opens a window during which intelligent forces can at their own discretion and choice of timing initiate an episode of feeding or sabotage.
The reason I say this is because through certain means already described I can detect well in advance of a lunar influence period what plans for sabotage are already in the works.
There is an active intelligence behind many of these episodes, evidenced for example by the periodic abduction and posthypnotic programming of key individuals who will take part in the next disturbance. Or, in the days preceding a sabotage attempt coinciding with a lunar window, one will experience increased ear ringing and deja vu, respectively signifying monitoring attempts and timeline editing by hyperdimensional forces.
There are a variety of reasons why some people seem to experience the lunar influence more than others.
First, active targeting plays a large part in the worst of the trouble, those who are not targeted will not experience much trouble other than some crankiness between themselves and others.
Second, where the moon is placed in one’s natal chart (what the lunar configuration was at moment of birth) may play a role in how strongly its mechanizing influence trespasses into one’s emotional and psychological states. Different people have different natal charts and will thus be influenced to different degrees.
Third, although this is speculative, I suspect geographic latitude factors into how strongly one falls within the earth-moon energy conduit; because the moon orbits around the earth’s equator with a maximum eight degree deviation north or south, those nearer to the equator will be more deeply caught up in the gravitational line of tension between earth and moon while those in the higher latitudes might experience the lunar influence more weakly.
And fourth, the lower one’s soul frequency, the greater one’s mechanical tendencies, and the less esoterically developed one is, the greater the lunar effect.
It would take fission from the base matters of the soul and fusion of the nobler qualities to gain victory over the lunar influence within oneself, and great wisdom and compassion to handle whatever disruptions may arise among others. In fact, it is toward this end that the moon can actually catalyze our progress by making us aware of our weaknesses.
If you want to test this theory for yourself, download the moon charts for 2004 and 2005 to see whether the shaded regions on the chart correlate with any patterns in your own experience.
Generally, the shaded regions are merely windows for turmoil there is no guarantee each window will bring trouble, but in my case I have found that when trouble does arise it does so exclusively in the shaded regions.
There have been some weaker disturbances on quarter moon days (moon square sun) and during certain very strongly discordant astrological aspects, but these are infrequent and no where near as severe as what tends to arise around new or full moons so I consider them insignificant.
If you find the moon chart has some validity, then you can use it to better prepare for and perhaps head off potential obstacles. It should merely assist in giving you a heads up, to be used in conjunction with your own intuitive system of “reading the weather”.
Without being aware of the lunar influence one falls too easily under its soporific influence. One is likely to perceive the wrong dynamics behind a situation, take things too personally and succumb to depression or misplaced outrage, and fail to place one’s energies at the right place at the right time.
The types of lessons attracted during lunar windows can be learned in easier ways through foresight; by becoming aware of a problem before it happens, one learns the same lessons that would otherwise come about through painful experience therefore awareness protects against involuntary suffering.
The ultimate goal of this knowledge is to increase awareness and help one gain an upper hand over otherwise invisible and subliminal influences.
Applied awareness always has an inverse effect upon negative influences; for instance, while lunar windows tend to induce suffering by default, through awareness one can make use of temporary dimensional fluidity to more effectively intend for and manifest positive futures.
With awareness one can learn more efficiently, have a smoother and more exciting path of progress through life, avoid unproductive obstacles, and gain a measure of liberation from the enslaving effect of ignorance.
There is much misunderstanding and confusion in religion about exactly who or what satan really is.
The Hebrew word (satan) merely means an 'opponent', 'adversary', or 'enemy'. In a religious context, satan refers to an enemy of God / Spiritual Truth.
Now, what is the greatest enemy of God? What is it which turns people away from God? What is it which tempts us to follow evil? What is it which blinds us to Truth? The answer is: OUR OWN 'FIRST-BORN' LOWER / CARNAL / UNENLIGHTENED MIND!
It is only this 'lower' mind (ego / persona) which brings forth pride, selfishness, hatred, greed, envy, lust, etc. etc. The lower animals do not possess such a mind, and thus do not suffer these evils.
Peace & Love
Enki - Satan
from Earth History Website
The Enki, Satan (Devil) doctrine
In the coming story we will find a contradiction with the original story and the rewritten story of the sin fall as regarding to Monotheism.
It is obvious that the author who rewrote this story was convinced of the existence of only one God and he made the conclusion that the events that took place hereafter were to blame to an evil creature and he made the conclusion that the Devil (Satan) was the one who persuaded Eve to disobey the Gods and not as originally was intended by one of the leader Gods by us known as Enki.
We read further in The Apocalypse of Moses: chapter 16:
And the devil spake to the serpent saying, Rise up, come to me and I will tell thee a word whereby thou mayst have profit.’ And he arose and came to him. And the devil saith to him: ’I hear that thou art wiser than all the beasts, and I have come to counsel thee.
Why dost thou ’eat’ of Adam’s tares and not of paradise? Rise up and we will cause him to be cast out of paradise, even as we were cast out through him.’ The serpent saith to him, ’I fear lest the Lord be wrath with me.’ The devil saith to him: ’Fear not, only be my vessel and I will speak through thy mouth words to deceive him.’
In this verse the Devil (Satan) was wrath to Adam because through him the Devil was cast out of Paradise, a little strange clause because we know already that the Devil once lived in ’Paradise’ (see the battle in Heaven below, where we could read that Satan was permanently cast out of Paradise by the Gods). Therefore he could not enter the Garden of Eden anymore.
Nevertheless the rewriter tells us in the next verses that the Devil still had the opportunity to come in into the Garden of Eden although it was guarded by the Cherubim’s.
The above verse is also in contradiction with the story in The first book of Adam and Eve, chapter 13, where God told Adam that Satan was cast out of the Garden of Eden forever and became horrible to look at and a Demon forever. Because of this it was impossible for Satan to come in into the Garden of Eden again; So he could not communicate with Eve who was still in the Garden of Eden.
We read further in The Apocalypse of Moses: chapter 17:
And instantly he hung himself from the wall of paradise, and when the angels ascended to worship God, then Satan appeared in the form of an angel and sang hymns like the angels. And I bent over the wall and saw him, like an angel. But he saith to me: ’Art thou Eve?’ And I said to him, ’I am.’ ’What art thou doing in paradise?’
And I said to him, ’God set us to guard and to ’eat’ of it.’ The devil answered through the mouth of the serpent: ’Ye do well but ye do not ’eat’ of every plant.’ And I said: ’Yea, we ’eat’ of all. save one only, which is in the midst of paradise, concerning which, God charged us not to ’eat’ of it: for, He said to us, on the day on which ye ’eat’ of it, ye shall die the death.’
We can read here that Paradise (The Garden of Eden) was surrounded by a wall, it is most likely because of the dangers on planet Earth that the builders of the colony ( most likely the Angels) made strongholds to defend the Garden of Eden against intruders from outside.
A strange part at the beginning of this verse is that the Devil hanged himself from the wall of Paradise in the form of a serpent but even that he was able to look like an Angel?
The conclusion must be clear, someone else was talking to Eve and NOT Satan. The serpent was used as an intermediary between two beings, in this case Enki and Eve.
I mentioned already that not Satan but the God Enki spoke to Eve in the form of a serpent to persuade her to ’eat’ of the plant (the tree of good and evil) because Enki’s intension was to evaluate Adam and Eve to self thinking and supporting beings. Keep also in mind that Enki knew that Adam and Eve feared Anu and Enlil of which the were no more than slaves in the Garden.
Enki was the scientist of the triad of Gods and had the intension to create a suitable MAN to live on earth as a self supporting being (Adam and Eve were at that time still unable to get children). We will see later that Enki once more tricked Enlil to protect his creations, when the Gods decided to destroy ALL living creatures with a Great Flood, by telling Noah to build an Arc to survive the flood.
We read further in The Apocalypse of Moses: chapter 18:
Then the serpent saith to me, ’May God live! but I am grieved on your account, for I would not have you ignorant. But arise, (come) hither, hearken to me and ’eat’ and mind the value of that tree.’ But I said to him, ’ I fear lest God be wroth with me as he told us.
And he saith to me: ’Fear not, for as soon as thou eatest of it, ye too shall be as God, in that ye shall know good and evil. But God perceived this that ye would be like Him, so he envied you and said, Ye shall not ’eat’ of it. Nay, do thou give heed to the plant and thou wilt see its Great glory.’ Yet I feared to take of the fruit. And he saith to me: ’Come hither, and I will give it thee. Follow me.
The reader should have noticed already that Eve could not recognize either the Devil nor Enki was talking to her because the appeared to her in the form of a serpent.
In the above verse we can find prove that Enki was grieved to Anu and Enlil that Adam and Eve were kept innocent and he persuaded Eve, for their own benefit, to ’eat’ of the forbidden plant.
We read further in The Apocalypse of Moses: chapter 19:
And I opened to him and he walked a little way, then turned and said to me: ’I have changed my mind and I will not give thee to ’eat’ until thou swear to me to give also to thy husband.’ (And) I said. ’What sort of oath shall I swear to thee? Yet what I know, I say to thee:
By the throne of the Master, and by the Cherubim and the Tree of Life! I will give also to my husband to ’eat’.’ And when he had received the oath from me, he went and poured upon the fruit the poison of his wickedness, which is lust, the root and beginning of every sin, and he bent the branch on the earth and I took of the fruit and I ate.
Again a strange detail that Eve was able to open the Garden of Eden while it was guarded by the Cherubim’s. It is obvious that here is prove again that the rewriter of the story overlooked this strange clause.
The only one who could enter the Garden must have been a God himself who was familiar with the Cherubim’s. Indeed he was and we met him already, Enki.
The fact that Enki forced Eve to swear that Adam also would ’eat’ of the plant is understandable because Enki had to bee sure that both of them would ’eat’.
Conclusion so far:
The God Enki, one of the triad of Gods, was the God who instructed Eve to ’eat’ of the plant, the tree of good and evil, and NOT the Devil.
The Revolt of Satan, and the Battle in Heaven
In The Book of the Cave of Treasures we can read:
And when the prince of the lower order of angels saw what Great majesty had been given unto Adam, he was jealous of him from that day, and he did not wish to worship him. And he said unto his hosts, ’Ye shall not worship him, and ye shall not praise him with the angels.
It is meet that ye should worship me, because I am fire and spirit; and not that I should worship a thing of dust, which hath been fashioned of fine dust.’ And the Rebel meditating these things would not render obedience to God, and of his own free will he asserted his independence and separated himself from God.
But he was swept away out of heaven and fell, and the fall of himself and of all his company from heaven took place on the ’Sâtânâ’ because he turned aside [from the right way], and ’Shêdâ’ because he was cast out, and ’Daiwâ’ because he lost the apparel of his glory. And behold, from that time until the present day, he and all his hosts have been stripped of their apparel, and they go naked and have horrible faces.
And when Sâtânâ was cast out from heaven, Adam was raised up so that he might ascend to Paradise in a chariot of fire And the angels went before him, singing praises, and the Seraphim ascribed holiness unto him, and the Cherubim ascribed blessing; and amid cries of joy and praises Adam went into Paradise. And as soon as Adam entered Paradise he was commanded not to ’eat’ of a [certain] tree; his entrance into heaven took place at the third hour of the Eve of the Sabbath (i.e. on Friday morning).
As we can read here Satan was a prince and belonged to ’The Lower order of Angels’ and was ’fire and spirit’ He was jealous to Adam because Adam was of ’Higher’ rank as Satan and Satan should worship Adam (a thing of dust).
Because of that Satan became independent from God and separated himself from God. apparently he had the power to do so but God swept him and his companions out of heaven, to Earth, as we will see later. And Satan and his companions were stripped of their apparel and glory and were naked and had horrible faces after they were cast out of Heaven, this will all sound familiar when we read the sin-fall of Adam and Eve later.
What is the meaning of ’And Adam was raised up that he might ascent into Paradise in a Chariot of fire?' There is only one possibility, Paradise was not on the Earth but somewhere above the Earth, maybe another planet in, or outside our Solar System.
What was the ’Chariot of Fire’, you can imagine yourself, but I will help you, even if you don’t belief it, it was an ancient SPACESHIP and I will prove that in later chapters. The reason that Adam was raised up to ’Paradise’ can only mean one thing he was temporary raised up to protect him from Satan and for the battle in Heaven. Satan was indeed cast out of Heaven and expelled to Earth because we can read later that he appeared to Adam and Eve in ’The Garden of Eden’ after their return on Earth and many more times after that.
You should have drawn your own conclusion already that there is indeed a difference between ’MAN’ (the offspring of ’The God of creation’ and Eve) and on the other hand the offspring of Adam and Eve, as we will see later called ’CHILDREN OF GOD’ although they also belonged to MAN, and finally many ages later shortly after the Great Flood the creation called ’MEN’
When thinking over the story so far we can make the conclusion that Adam was an Angel himself because he was higher in rank, then Satan and his hosts, who at first belonged to ’The Lower Angels’.
Adam and Eve also belonged to the Angels and as so to the Generations of Heavens who were later forced to live on Earth.
Finally we can make the conclusion now that the Biblical term "MAN" is used for the Angels who were "chosen" to live on Earth permanently. Due to their permanent stay on Earth they became immortal although they lived for a period of about 1,000 years.
ALLAH the MOON GOD
The religion of Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of "Allah." The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. The issue is thus one of continuity. Was "Allah" the biblical God or a pagan god in Arabia during pre-Islamic times?
The Muslim's claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert Jews and Christians for if "Allah" is part of the flow of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in biblical religion. Thus we should all become Muslims. But, on the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then its core claim is refuted.
Religious claims often fall before the results of hard sciences such as archeology. We can endlessly speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the evidence reveals. This is the only way to find out the truth concerning the origins of Allah. As we shall see, the hard evidence demonstrates that the god Allah was a pagan deity. In fact, he was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars were his daughters.
Archaeologists have uncovered temples to the Moon-god throughout the Middle East. From the mountains of Turkey to the banks of the Nile, the most wide-spread religion of the ancient world was the worship of the Moon-god. In the first literate civilization, the Sumerians have left us thousands of clay tablets in which they described their religious beliefs.
As demonstrated by Sjoberg and Hall, the ancient Sumerians worshipped a Moon-god who was called many different names. The most popular names were Nanna, Suen and Asimbabbar. His symbol was the crescent moon. Given the amount of artifacts concerning the worship of this Moon-god, it is clear that this was the dominant religion in Sumeria.
The cult of the Moon-god was the most popular religion throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Akkadians took the word Suen and transformed it into the word Sin as their favorite name for the Moon-god. As Prof. Potts pointed out, "Sin is a name essentially Sumerian in origin which had been borrowed by the Semites."
In ancient Syria and Canna, the Moon-god Sin was usually represented by the moon in its crescent phase. At times the full moon was placed inside the crescent moon to emphasize all the phases of the moon. The sun-goddess was the wife of Sin and the stars were their daughters. For example, Istar was a daughter of Sin.
Sacrifices to the Moon-god are described in the Pas Shamra texts. In the Ugaritic texts, the Moon-god was sometimes called Kusuh. In Persia, as well as in Egypt, the Moon-god is depicted on wall murals and on the heads of statues.
He was the Judge of men and gods. The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deut. 4:19;17:3; II Kngs. 21:3,5; 23:5; Jer. 8:2; 19:13; Zeph. 1:5, etc.)
When Israel fell into idolatry, it was usually the cult of the Moon-god. As a matter of fact, everywhere in the ancient world, the symbol of the crescent moon can be found on seal impressions, steles, pottery, amulets, clay tablets, cylinders, weights, earrings, necklaces, wall murals, etc.
In Tell-el-Obeid, a copper calf was found with a crescent moon on its forehead. An idol with the body of a bull and the head of man has a crescent moon inlaid on its forehead with shells. In Ur, the Stela of Ur-Nammu has the crescent symbol placed at the top of the register of gods because the Moon-god was the head of the gods.
Even bread was baked in the form of a crescent as an act of devotion to the Moon-god. The Ur of the Chaldees was so devoted to the Moon-god that it was sometimes called Nannar in tablets from that time period.
A temple of the Moon-god has been excavated in Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley. He dug up many examples of moon worship in Ur and these are displayed in the British Museum to this day. Harran was likewise noted for its devotion to the Moon-god. In the 1950's a major temple to the Moon-god was excavated at Hazer in Palestine.
Two idols of the moon god were found. Each was a stature of a man sitting upon a throne with a crescent moon carved on his chest . The accompanying inscriptions make it clear that these were idols of the Moon-god. Several smaller statues were also found which were identified by their inscriptions as the "daughters" of the Moon-god.
What about Arabia? As pointed out by Prof. Coon, "Muslims are notoriously loath to preserve traditions of earlier paganism and like to garble what pre-Islamic history they permit to survive in anachronistic terms."
During the nineteenth century, Amaud, Halevy and Glaser went to Southern Arabia and dug up thousands of Sabean, Minaean, and Qatabanian inscriptions which were subsequently translated. In the 1940's, the archeologists G. Caton Thompson and Carleton S.
Coon made some amazing discoveries in Arabia. During the 1950's, Wendell Phillips, W.F. Albright, Richard Bower and others excavated sites at Qataban, Timna, and Marib (the ancient capital of Sheba).
Thousands of inscriptions from walls and rocks in Northern Arabia have also been collected. Reliefs and votive bowls used in worship of the "daughters of Allah" have also been discovered. The three daughters, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat are sometimes depicted together with Allah the Moon-god represented by a crescent moon above them. The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god.
In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. Segall stated, "South Arabia's stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon-god in various variations."
Many scholars have also noticed that the Moon-god's name "Sin" is a part of such Arabic words as "Sinai," the "wilderness of Sin," etc. When the popularity of the Moon-god waned elsewhere, the Arabs remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods. While they worshipped 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god.
This is what made it the most sacred site of Arabian paganism. In 1944, G. Caton Thompson revealed in her book, The Tombs and Moon Temple of Hureidha, that she had uncovered a temple of the Moon-god in southern Arabia.
The symbols of the crescent moon and no less than twenty-one inscriptions with the name Sin were found in this temple. An idol which may be the Moon-god himself was also discovered. This was later confirmed by other well-known archeologists.
The evidence reveals that the temple of the Moon-god was active even in the Christian era. Evidence gathered from both North and South Arabia demonstrate that Moon-god worship was clearly active even in Muhammad's day and was still the dominant cult.
According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. "the deity," meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods.
As Coon pointed out, "The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God." The Moon-god was called al-ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad's father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.
The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Muhammad's day. Prof. Coon goes on to say, "Similarly, under Mohammed's tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being."
This fact answers the questions, "Why is Allah never defined in the Qur'an? Why did Muhammad assume that the pagan Arabs already knew who Allah was?" Muhammad was raised in the religion of the Moon-god Allah.
But he went one step further than his fellow pagan Arabs. While they believed that Allah, i.e. the Moon-god, was the greatest of all gods and the supreme deity in a pantheon of deities, Muhammad decided that Allah was not only the greatest god but the only god.
In effect he said, "Look, you already believe that the Moon-god Allah is the greatest of all gods. All I want you to do is to accept that the idea that he is the only god. I am not taking away the Allah you already worship.
I am only taking away his wife and his daughters and all the other gods." This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Muslim creed is not, "Allah is great" but "Allah is the greatest," i.e., he is the greatest among the gods.
Why would Muhammad say that Allah is the "greatest" except in a polytheistic context? The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. That this is true is seen from the fact that the pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped.
This "Allah" was the Moon-god according to the archeological evidence. Muhammad thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the Moon-god Allah.
To the Jews and the Christians, he said that Allah was their God too. But both the Jews and the Christians knew better and that is why they rejected his god Allah as a false god.
Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat.
Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Muslim debates by stating, "Islam proved itself to be...a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry."
Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded "There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews." The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities.
Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon?
That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?
The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Allah by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.
The Muslim's claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult.
It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel. moongod.htm
SIN IS THE MOON
Did you know that the word Sin referred to the Moon Goddess of the ancient Ur of the Chaldees ?
The moon was a symbol of the emotions because it reflected whatever was shone on it. Thus sin is actually being controlled by the emotions instead of the mind.
So you can see how truly sinful religion really is.
This is what every muslim is, a person controlled by their emotions, instead of the higher consciousness, as evidenced by their actions towards their fellow human beings.
Muslim countries are living today as the people lived during the European dark ages of the catholic church.
They hang and kill woman and children, they torture them for petty crimes, they cut off their limbs for stealing bread crumbs.
I ask you, is this humanity, is this godly?
They truly are controlled by this MOON, LITERALLY!
The moon is the lower mind in all ancient texts, and they definately are operating from the lower mind, the moon.
They have never married up with the sun, the higher consciousness.
The hermetic marriage is the wedding between the sun and the moon, for obvious reasons.
Sin is nothing more than having dualistic conceptual thoughts and a clinging to selfish desires and ego separated from the oneness of God.