(i) Esoteric Easter Part 1 Introduction
Esoteric Easter Part 1 : This article was inspired by Bill Donahue’s YouTube work which can be found through this link. Passover is the shifting inside us from the winter of our soul to the spring and summer and is coincided with the spring equinox.
The act of many thousands of people being guided out of Egypt is allegory for what is happening to us spiritually within. It describes the energy moving from the left side to the right side of the brain.
(ii) Esoteric Easter Part 1 Scripture Interpretation
Easter is never mentioned in the Bible apart from one translation in:
Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
This single occurrence of Easter in the Authorised Version as a translation of the Greek pascha, “passover“, is an interesting reminder of the problems which have confronted translators of the Holy Scriptures for many centuries. It was placed in this context due to Anti–Semitism of the church; they wanted nothing to do with anything that was Jewish. The Spanish inquisition consisted of the Catholic Church converting or hounding out Jews from Spain. Around 5000 were burnt at the stake in the name of Christianity. So this solitary occurrence is not especially relevant.
The rabbit is well known as a sexual symbol of fertility. Annual Spring time fertility rituals are associated worship of the Ishtar and Tammuz.
Easter = EASTer what is its origin? It was derived as its name suggests from the East although its meaning was greatly modified by the West.
Mylitta was the original virgin mother. She had a second name ‘Myrrha’(similar to the Christian gifts of Myrr around Xmas) & in Cyprus there is a temple dedicated to her. She gave virgin birth to a boy named Tammuz. In Greek his name is Adonis, in Hebrew Adonoi. Tammuz born of a virgin came down from the higher realms to earth to save the people, and wound up in the lower worlds attempting to set people free. He was unable to get away from the lower worlds so his sister came down from the higher realms to save him and bring him back up to glory.
Her name was ISHTAR which is pronounced Easter. So she became the Holy Spirit that lifted Tammuz & raised him back up to glory. The date of his restoration to glory was Dec 25th.
This became the foundation of the Passover. The Passover did not actually happen physically, there is absolutely no record of any first born being killed and the Egyptians are adept at record keeping.
Easter is a Christian distraction as it avoids the real meaning of what the Passover whas meant to represent. At the Passover you are to
(i) ‘Remain in your house’ = yourself , meditation.
(ii) Consume the Lamb = the fire energies consume that which is the third eye, the Lamb or Aries
(iii) No leaven to be in the house = symbolic of removal of sin from ourselves = meditation into the higher realms to burn off worldly karma & attachments. Leaven is that which is put in bread to raise it. So here it is talking about that which raises our emotion/ego/carnal nature must be banished from the house i.e. ourselves.
The Bible prohibits the eating of leaven during the festival of Passover (Exodus12:15-20)
Exodus 12 :15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
If we are not removing our karma through meditation then we will not be able to enter into our higher self, Israel (see below)
After this the angel from the higher realms (Which is the impulse of Death) passes over us, so we may live.
Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of Nisan (April) it is the time of the spring equinox and the time in the sky when the sun in the sky consumes the lamb of Aries. As spring brings forth new life the Passover cannot happen any other time than the spring equinox, as what happens in the macrocosm (the sky) is happening in the microcosm (the human body).
Once we are familiar with this process we can make this happen at any time as we raise the sun (kundalini) from our solar plexus which consumes the lamb which is the third eye, or pineal gland in the brain. This happens through the raising of kundalini energy or prana up the spine and our new life inside through this spiritual awakening is reflected in the new growth of springtime.
We can say that all the troubles in our life, anger, fears have happened as we have not kept the Passover so what this period is reminding us of is the importance of having meditation in our life to bring forth the changes through spiritual contact.
When we meditate and the energy is moved from the lower to the higher, the lamb is consumed inside of our house or inside us, the leaven is purged away and the angel of death passes over us and does not touch us. So we create the spring equinox every time we meditate. In following Christian Easter protocol, we have missed this inner meaning of Passover and have paid for it with the poor quality of our lives in many ways and the way the world is at large.
When this occurs the first born of the Egyptians are killed.
Egyptians = in ancient mysticism & mythology is that which holds you in bondage.
The first born male is that which comes out of the mind (male = mind).
So in relation to the Passover, those things that are derived from the mind are killed and we are set free from them.
1st Corinthians 5:7 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Purge out the old leaven = purge out that which we need to loose in order to gain spiritually.
John 17 : 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
This was said around the time of the Passover and has nothing to do with the literal washing of feet. Our feet are in contact with the earth which represents our carnal side. So washing of this means we can be purified and elevated to spirit. Our lower nature is washed by spirit during meditation.
Christianity changed Passover to Easter. Tammuz was raised from death to life every spring in the form of an egg and 40 days before this happened the women would cry and push ashes on their head and that was the origin of Lent. Just before he was about to rise out of the egg the women would all go outside and worship the sun. This is the origin of the sunrise service of the church.
Tammuz is also mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel:
Eziekiel 8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
Women crying for Tammuz is the origin of Lent as discussed above.
North = seat of the emotions, so in order to look at these abominations you would have to look in that direction.
15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
This is the origin of sunrise services at Easter, again derived from practices long before Christianity. The main sunrise must take place INSIDE of us, not in outer ceremonies.
18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
This is to testify that none will be spared that do not heed the true meaning of Passover. We need to have this process active through spiritual endeavor throughout the year.
Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
This refers to the controlling aspect of our lower nature.
First born = physical which has to die. In meditation we practice separating from thoughts so will kill the first born as we take no thought in meditation & has nothing to do with killing children. This frees us from ‘Egypt’ and escape from our own psyche.
Exodus 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Israel is an Egyptian word made up of 3 Gods:
- Is = Isis = the feminine principal of spirit
- Ra = Raa = Male Sun God = mind
- El = Water God from Mithra Bull Cult = energy within from which is derived AngEL or the essence within you (Raphael, Gabriel, Michael etc)
Israel = the energy which is within us once communion between spirit and mind is opened. Jacobs name was thus changed to Israel. He said he had seen God face to face and he called the place Pineal i.e. the third eye so we must go there also.
What this verse is therefore saying is that once we have changed our name to Israel and become in communion with spirit, nothing can destroy that part of us, no matter what we may personally experience in the world. We are now learning to become something far more permanent in spirit.
The above brings us into another area of consideration i.e. the allotting of nations to represent different aspects within us. God does not favour one Nation over another as demonstrated in the verse below:
Acts 10 : 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
No respector of persons = no difference between an Egyptian and a Jew.
Consider also the following paragraphs:
Numbers 2: 2 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
Judah = Jews pitch at the right side = East = the spiritual side. The Jews and Israel are therefore an allegory for our spiritual nature and has nothing to do with actual nations. When we meditate and camp our consciousness in the east on the right side, we are called Israel.
Luke 22: 7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
Must be taken into the house of the father.
8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
How do we prepare for spiritual birth? What do we have to use to avoid death in our lives ?
10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
Pitcher of water = Water Bearer of House of Aquarius. This is the cosmic Passover as predicted by Christ.
12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
Upper room = higher spiritual realms, and if we reside there we will experience the Passover like Christ and Spirit will be alive in our life through our meditation.
Furnished = it is everything we will need. We don’t have to bring anything with us into meditation, we just have to let go of what we think we need and what we are clinging on to. We just have to surrender to spirit.
This is further illustrated in the verses below:
Exodus 12: 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Lamb without blemish = no thought as we concentrate on the third eye.
Male = of the mind
Sheep = lower thoughts, sheep have common herd instinct
Goats = from an ancient myth, symbol of the higher self. Goats are more independent and curious.
So all types of thought need to be sacrificed to have the Christ revealed in meditation.
Exodus 12: 6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
14 = moving down from the 7 or that which is heavenly or divine consciousness and moves back up i.e. down from the 7 chakras and then back up. Further examples:
- Jesus coming down from heaven from heaven, being crucified and ascending back up to spirit.
- Involution & evolution
- Sunrise & sunset
It is born in the crown chakra and moves down to the lowest chakra (an ordinary life), and then due to meditation & the Passover of the soul it is reborn and moves back up to higher consciousness in the crown chakra (spiritual life).
So energy comes down from heaven and explores the aspects of the senses and then needs to be returned to source through the Passover inside of us.
(iii) Esoteric Easter Part 1 and Astrology
There is a difference between the Astrological and Biblical zodiac. In astrology, the sun moves from a starting point of Aries whereas in Biblical terms it starts at Virgo because stands for the virgin consciousness and the point of perfection.
Astrologically if we start at Virgo then we come to Pisces (of the fish) at 12oclock which is very significant Biblically.
Exodus 12: 2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Month = Abib = Aries & is the beginning of new life and the first month of the astrological zodiac.
The sun in the sky rises and consumes the constellation Aries in springtime. When the lamb(Aries) is sacrificed to the sun we then Passover from Winter to Spring. This is the macrocosm of the microcosm that happens inside of us during meditation. This is when the energy of the fire of the sun, the energy of the solar plexus rises to the third eye or pineal gland and thus the lamb is sacrificed as energy shifts from the left material side of the brain to the right spiritual side and the soul passes from winter to spring in our life. Before we were opened up to spirit, we were cold, dead and grey inside and now we have new life through our meditation.
(iv) Esoteric Easter Part 1 Video Links
Below are some YouTube Video Links by Bill Donahue :