Mystery Craft of the Cosmos
Connections are key to the mysteries upon this Earth, ties which hold true to the winds of time. But, what is truth and what is considered occultic? Are all mystery schools by nature, originating from the occult?
Let’s read a bit and you will begin to see how myths turn to legends which make up our past. But, who’s guides these paths?
“Cybele was not only mother of the gods, but also mother of humanity. In some versions, as Rhea, she mated with her father, Kronos, and begat the Titans, from whom came both the Olympian gods and mankind. The images that have survived show her on a throne, which resembles the Egyptian glyph for Isis (a throne), flanked by a pair of lions, an echo of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet.
In some images she is shown in a chariot drawn by a pair of lions. In her hands she holds a circular drum of tambourine and a chalice full of the elixir of life. On her head is, usually, a tower or castlelike crown from which hangs a veil.
As Demeter, or as her daughter, Persephone, she descended into the underworld, and her return was accomplished with the aid of a clan of Titans, shamans and smiths who dwelt in caves. For their help, Cybele descended to earth as a cubic stone, which she gave into their keeping as the mysterieon, or objective focus for the mystery of the cult. As the guardians of the stone, they were called Kabiri, or Kabirio, the people of the kaba, the stone, we well as the kabirim, the “mighty ones” in Aramaic and Hebrew. In some myths, these Kabiri are referred to as the children of Aphrodite and Hephaistos, the god of the forge and volcanoes, the latter from the Latin form of his name, Vulcan.
As both Strabo and Herodotus noted, the story of the Kabiri is very close to that of the Egyptian Heru Shemsu, another group of shaman-smiths with ties to pre-catastrophe knowledge and the guardianship, at Heliopolis, of another stone from heaven, the ben-ben or phenoix stone of the sun god Re. Indeed, the relationship between Ra and his “Eye,” the goddess Sekhmet or Hathor, pictured as that of father and daughter, is similar to that of Rhea and Kronos or Cybele and Zeus. Like the ben-ben at Heliopolis, the stone of the Mother Goddess was seen as the petrified sperm of the sky god.
The stone remained in the temple of Cybele on Mount Dindymus until the turn of the third century B.C.E. The tale of how the stone that fell from heaven became the stone of exile, to use Wolfram’s pun, was one of the grand yarns of the ancient world. In the depths of the Second Punic War, with Hannibal and his elephants at will on the Italian peninsula, the Roman senate lost faith in its gods. As they were tribal deities from Latinum and Etruscia with Greek glosses, they seemed unhelpful and insignificant in the face of threat posed by the international power of the Carthaginians. The Roman senate decided to fall back on that “old time religion,” the Mother of the Gods.”
The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye: Alchemy and the End of Time by Jay Weidner, Vincent Bridges
Within this book comes many references to the Merovingians, even to the Black Madonnas of the Church being the church’s real god…the Mother of Mary, or the Mother of Heaven/God
“The Merovingian stories of miraculous Black Madonnas arriving in self-propelled vessels seem to be directly attributed to the Cybele stone’s voyage to Rome. Even Peter the Hermit stopped at every major Black Madonna shrine in France as he preached the First Crusade.”
Cybele is known by several epithets, such as Magna Mater and Mater Deum. Her home was said to be Mount Ida, near the city of Troy. Her priests were castrated men with long hair [the Merovingian Mark].
The Romans later added the position of archi-gallus (now Archbishop) as high priest of the Mother-worship cult of Cybele after its removal to Rome.
The Cap of Cybele is one of the oldest and most sacred religious symbols of humanity. It is a thin, slightly rounded skullcap now commonly known by various titles including Kippah, Yarmulke, Kufi and Zucchetti. The Cap of Cybele was traditionally worn by senior priests underneath other official ceremonial head dress such as the Mitre of Dagon, or the Cap of Attis. The cap was also worn in later years by penitents undertaking the purification of pilgrimage and had completely shaven their head and facial hair (men and women). Its significance is representing respect, fear and submission to the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of all the Gods.
In Roman Catholic ceremonial dress, the pagan Cap of Cybele is called the Zucchetti. In Rome and upon the Vatican Hill there is strong grounds for making the connection to Cybele as the Vatican was the site of the largest ancient temple and necropolis to Cybele from 200 BCE onwards.
The Benben Stone was located on the top of an obelisk in the Sun Temple of Atum Ra at Heliopolis.
The gilded capstone, the pyramidion, placed at the summit of each pyramid or obelisk was known as a Benbenet and associated the pyramid as a whole with the sacred Benben stone.
In Egyptian mythology, specifically in the Heliopolitan tradition, Benben, was the mound that arose from the primordial waters, Nu, and on which the creator god Atum settled. The Benben stone is the top stone of the Egyptian pyramid. It is also related to the obelisk.
The Benben stone, named after the mound, was a sacred stone in the temple of Ra at Heliopolis. It was the location on which the first rays of the sun fell. It is thought to have been the prototype for later obelisks, and the capstones of the great pyramids were based on its design. The capstone or the tip of the pyramid is also called pyramidion. In ancient Egypt, these were probably gilded, so they shone in sunlight.
The prevailing theory on the design of monumental true pyramids is that their shape was modeled on the Benben: a conical-shaped stone venerated in the ‘Mansion Of The Phoenix’ at Heliopolis (pyr. 1652). The ‘Mansion Of The Phoenix’ was presumably within the precinct of the Great Sun Temple of Heliopolis.
The Ephesians, for example, are said to have worshiped in the temple of Diana ‘that symbol of her which fell from heaven’. In the temple of Apollo in Delphi a stone (Roux, p.130), probably shaped like an ovoid/cone (later to be replaced by the well-known Omphalos) was believed to have come from Cronnos the sky-god, and was the object of much veneration. This ‘stone of Cronnos’ was most likely a meteorite (Wainwright, Annal, Serv.xxviii, p.185).
A conical iron-meteorite is said to have also been worshiped by the Phrygian in the 7th century BC (McCall, p.17). The conical black stone known as Elagalabus was worshiped in Emessa and was a meteorite (Daremberg & Sangrio, p.529).
Not far from Emessa, in the temple of Heliopolis-Baalbek, were venerated black, conical stones (Hitti, p.312). The Nabataean god, Dushara, was worshiped in the form of an obelisk or ‘an unhewn four cornered blackstone’ (ibid. p.385). Indeed, a modern example of such stone-worship is the much venerated blackstone kept in the Ka’aba shrine in Mecca, Western Saudi Arabia, which is thought by geologists to be a meteorite recovered in antiquity.
People were unable to get close to the Ben-Ben Stone without the protection of magical rituals performed by the Priests. The Ben-Ben Stone was said to have been put into the Arc of the Covenant and helped the Hebrews to destroy Jericho.
The Benben appeared in Egypt during the Archaic Period (pre 2920 BC), when it was represented as a conical or pyramid shaped stone with the Bennu (Phoenix) lighted upon its tip. Egypt built its first pyramid, a representation of the Benben, in about 2630 BC, whereas the first ziggurat was built in Sumer around 2100 BC. As early as 8,000 to 9,000 years ago, Catal Huyuk (Catal Hueyuek), built upon the Anatolian plateau (near modern Konya, Turkey), was among the first settlements known to have developed an agrarian society.
The Oxford Old English Dictionary states that one suggestion for the etymology of the Greek word “pyramid” is fire. Some sources translate the word “pyramid” as meaning “fire in the middle.”
BenBen/Pyramid/Stone of Heaven
All these, to me, represent the same images! Images of the craft which these utilized to come to earth. Now, some believe these craft could actually be organic, meaning they could actually be the beings themselves.
It’s no wonder why the ancient people of the world believed these beings to be gods. The secret mystery religions form themselves around these beings.
The first secret that one must know to even begin to understand the Mysteries is that their members believe that there are but few truly mature minds in the world. They believe that those minds belong exclusively to them. The philosophy that follows is the classic secret-society view of humanity:
“When a person of strong intellect is confronted with a problem which calls for the use of reasoning faculties, they keep their poise and attempt to read a solution by garnering facts bearing upon the question. On the other hand, those who are immature, when confronted by the small problem, are overwhelmed. While the former may be said to be qualified to solve the mystery of their own destiny, the latter must be led like a bunch of animals and taught in the simplest language. Like sheep they are totally dependent upon the shepherd. The able intellect is taught the Mysteries and the esoteric spiritual truths. The masses are taught the literal, esoteric interpretations. While the masses worship the five senses, the select few observe, recognizing in the gulf between them the symbolic concretions of great abstract truths.
“The initiated elect communicate directly to gods (ALIENS?) who communicate back to them. The masses sacrifice their lambs on an altar facing a stone idol that can neither hear or speak. The elect are given knowledge of the Mysteries and are illumined and are thus known as The Illuminati or the Illuminated Ones, the guardians of the ‘Secrets of the Ages.”‘
Three early secret societies that can be directly connected to a modern descendant are the cults of Roshaniya, Mithras and their counterpart, the Builders. They have many things in common with the Freemasons of today as well as with many other branches of the Illuminati. For instance, common to the Brotherhood are the symbolic rebirth into a new life without going through the portal of death during initiation; reference to the “Lion” and “the Grip of the Lion’s Paw” in the Master Mason’s degree; the three degrees, which is the same as the ancient Masonic rites before the many other degrees were added; the ladder of seven rungs; men only; and the “all-seeing eye.”
We see the Roman Catholic Church worships these deities. Some will disagree, no doubt. The statues which reside in the churches around the world represent these beings, and deities.
The statues of obelisks we see ‘popping up’ around the world are by design and this gives us the impression that not only were these beings worshiped then, but it remains so to this day.
GOD warns us about this.
The craft which have visited this earth for thousands of years have been the same since the beginning! GOD tells us there is nothing new under the sun!
I believe these shapes and symbols represent the deities and vessels they use. The All-Seeing Eye also represents the beings within these vessels.