By now, many Westerners who might stumble upon this website should already be aware of the astrotheological motifs in the Bible. Specifically, the New Testament. Probably best pointed out by Peter Joseph’s documentary Zeitgest.
And by now, many Westerners who might stumble upon this website are likely already aware of the static and criticism astrotheology has received from “skeptics” and “naturalists” and “anti-conspiracy-theory theorists,” with Dr. Richard Carrier taking a lead role.
However, we at this website are extremely critical of “naturalists.” That is not to say people like Dr. Carrier haven’t been helpful in separating truth from fiction. However, astrological motifs persist and cannot simply be wiped away simply because you feel allergic to conspiracy theories and have an aversion to reading horoscopes.
I recently found the work of Micah Dank on YouTube. You could say Mr. Dank has picked up where Mr. Joseph has left off, taking an even deeper dive into astrotheology. I would strongly encourage anyone to take a look at the videos on Dank’s YouTube channel.
There are many ways to interpret the Bible. Obviously, there are the Abrahamic interpretive “ways” of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Observations from Peter Joseph and Christopher Jon Bjerknes show that the Bible is being used as a cookbook, like in Twilight Zone Episode 89. The main difference is that Joseph is saying it is more of a Christian kitchen, and Bjerknes is saying it is more of a Jewish kitchen. Bjerknes is having a harder time getting facts and information disseminated, simply because critics of Judaism are quickly demonized as “antisemites.”
Even though there is evidence of Abrahamists trying to use the Bible as a cookbook, I think the common people will be a lot more relaxed if they know more about astrotheology. Dank says that, “The Koran borrows from the New Testament, The New Testament borrows from the Old Testament, and the Old Testament borrows from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.” His YouTube videos make this very easy to see.
Additionally, whether you are in the West or the East, the days of the week are pinned to celestial objects. Sunday is the sun, Monday is the moon, Tuesday is Mars, Wednesday is Mercury, Thursday is Jupiter, Friday is Venus, and Saturday is Saturn. (Even Chinese and Japanese Kanji show this.) And it is in the West that the planets are connected to Gods. (China and Japan connect the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn to elements, not Gods. Fire, Water, Wood, Gold, and Soil respectively.) The point is, you cannot escape the 7 days of the week being pinned to planets and an overwhelming tendency for polytheism and henotheism to assign their Gods to the planets.
You are likely to find tremendous resistance from religious Abrahamists (Jews, Christians, and Moslems) when they are confronted with the origins of Judaism being polytheistic and NOT monotheistic. Scholars overwhelmingly agree the roots of Judaism are polytheistic. My previous article featured the Jewish Gods “Yahweh” and “El.” Yahweh being a dragon, and El being a Canaanite Saturnian deity. It is surprising, well maybe not surprising, that Abrahamists have negative hallucinations about El being Saturnian. Here’s a short list of some things they will have a negative hallucination about. Perhaps you can think of more.
1. Male circumcision – something Jews are very religiously devoted to – has its origin in the myth of Saturn.
2. Saturday (Saturn’s day) is the Jewish holy day. Saturn is the 6th planet from the sun. Saturday is the 6th day of the week. The number 6 is very conspicuous number in Judaism.
3. The center light in the 7 lamps of the Jewish menorah is for the Jewish sabbath, which is Saturday, and if they’re meant to represent the 7 celestial entities Sun/Moon/Mars/Mercury/Jupiter/Venus/Saturn, again that would be Saturn in the center.
It shouldn’t be a stretch to say that a fixation on Saturday would peg the lead deity in your pantheon to Saturn. This actually makes Christianity, especially Catholicism, more suspiciously pagan. While it is easy to peg Jesus Christ to “the sun,” we might want to revisit the Egyptian sun God Amun-Ra. Does the spiritual battle between Christianity and Judaism have its roots in the ancient struggle between Egypt and Israel – between Ra and El – between the sun and Saturn? Are there any elites in Christianity that have more of a hard-on for Amun-Ra than they do Jesus Christ? We know that pope Sixtus the Fifth had some obelisks (Egyptian) erected in St. Peter’s Square. Is Christianity simply a veneer that’s been thrown over classical polytheistic paganism? Despite Abrahamic attempts at monotheism, does it all revert back to an inevitable reality of polytheism? The Zodiac persists and still exists.