What is Easter?
Easter is a holiday which takes place every year on the Sunday following the 1st full moon (also 14th moon) after the spring equinox, the first day of spring according to the direct positioning of the sun on the Earth’s equator . The moon following this sun is interchangeably referred to as a full moon or the 14th moon (adhering to the “14th moon” makes the celebration easily tracked since it not guaranteed to be full at the same time annually). On Easter, supposedly the resurrection of Christ is celebrated. This is the day christians believe Christ in flesh rose from the dead after just being nailed to a cross three days prior.
The questions that have been posed in regards to Easter celebration are:
Why would the day Christ rose from the dead be inconsistent in celebration?
What is the purpose of dyed eggs?
What is the symbolism of a bunny?
Growing up, I never knew. But it is said that the contemporary holiday derived from an ancient pagan (not to be depicted as wrong or bad, but unpopular) holiday in celebration of Ishtar (pronounced ‘Ice-Star’), the goddess of love, fertility and heaven. Ishtar started her own religion which placed her at the center of worship. In the story of Ishtar, Ishtar, then known as Semiramis served as a queen of Babylon alongside her king/husband Cush. Cush and Semiramis had a child and called him Nimrod. After Cush’s death, Nimrod replaced his father as King of Babylon and as husband of his mother, Semiramis. Nimrod was later killed and chopped into little itty bitty pieces and scattered across the land, all of which which were recovered with the exception of his penis. Because his penis was not recovered, his mother-wife, Semiramis, claimed he could not resurrect in flesh and instead his spirit was harvested by the rising sun and that Nimrod was to be referred to as Baal (the sun-god) going forward. Semiramis often openly spoke of the 28-day cycle the moon adheres to, and she taught (to her Kingdom) that she herself was a product of the moon-god, birthed from a “moon egg” dropped in the Euphrates river during the first full moon after the spring equinox or Paschal Moon. Ishtar is said to have been impregnated immaculately by the sun rays of Baal and later gave birth to her and her late son-husband’s son, Tammuz, who happened to be fond of bunny rabbits. Tammuz was later killed by a wild pig, which is why it is tradition to eat ham on contemporary Easter Sunday. The modern 40-day lent period is said to have been established by Semiramis as a period of mourning her son-husband’s death leading up to his spirit going to live in the sun. Traditions of Ishtar also included “sacred” prostitution and the sacrificing of children created in the act of prostitution to pay a debt (or for sins). Modern day studies will equate the Pagan holiday to a cover up for satanic rituals practiced and encourage by the world rulers.
Why is Easter not the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection?
Well because No. 1: The whole concept is plagiarized. To be spiritual, we must be able to make connections between cosmos, nature, and man, because has it not be said and accepted that the creator or “God” is in everything? When we observe the Paschal moon, the spring equinox and Christ rising from the dead, we can identify a common concept of renewal. During a Paschal moon, the moon is made full, literally depicting the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another of a different energy (cosmically). Following the spring equinox, the land is reborn with the growth of new green land and the blossoming of colorful plants (hence the egg dye and new clothes), and many animals awaken from hibernation. In the bible the resurrection of Christ is symbolic of a new man or way of living. Thus bringing me to my second point, that the resurrection of Christ is a spiritual process that has to take place within (each of us) and that ultimately Christ is an attainable level of consciousness.
What is christ consciousness? Well, stayed tuned for next week’s discussion. In the meantime do your own research that way we all have valuable points to offer. But all-in-all, Easter is not the celebration of the resurrection of Christ, which is why the symbolism makes little sense.