“You are the Christ of the holiday season.”
We have made so much headway over the past few weeks, reaching many places that have intrigued and delighted us, that a sense of celebration inundates our hearts, bodies, and souls.
The Happy Hermit of Donners Rock told me, as I set about crafting a story based on the chalk drawings found on the valley wall as a child, “That you are the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior, and the King of Kings, powers and rulers of the earth are but a canticle to a greater reality. All of yourself and the world belong to you.”
We all carry within us the Christ of Christmas, the soft-spoken little boy with tears in his eyes telling little tales of love and goodness. We yearn to reign in this way as well as many like Jesus who have come to share our way of living and willing hands, our love and a helping hand to those in need.
Imagine the Sounds of Christmas !!!
Foolish People Doing Foolish Things
The sounds of Christmas angelically bring back memories of the wisdom and tradition of our ancestors. In this way, the pagan origins of our tradition are very near to the Making ofARS- as in Raphael, the Angel of Christmas; or the legendary figure in the Renaissance known as Saint Centilitarians, who, upon the tradition of his own death and resurrection, is said to have assumed the appearance of a poor worker attempting to eulogize his own dearest son.
We’ve all heard the stories and the pagan origins of Christmas have been deeply embedded into the Traditions and customs of the growing emancipated Working class in England during the decade of the 1970s and 80s. And while those of us who were brought up during this era found it somewhat silly, childish, and a bit indulgent to celebrate in the way we did then, there is also some serious food for thought regarding Christ in this tradition. Nothing should be taken lightly.
We offer this to you as an invitation to celebrate the birth of the Christ within us, based on theAuthentic Resurrected Ancient path of Paganism: To Live Fully Every Day With Full Human Consciousness.
Gift-Giving and reverence are the two primary aspects, in this modern time, of the occult practices and metaphysics of Paganism. There is nothing more impatient to wait for the other party to arrive as one has such a lovely sense inside of the soul of the impulsive, intuitive, playful, and joyous presence of the one true Nature-God Samson-the Ram Random we cherish so much, in our purest nature, and still possess the knowledge of the student, even unto this moment, still adoring the lessons presented, as the master teachers.
We will start with a straightforward picture of the Nativity, the account, as handed down by Peter, Paul, and the entire Apostles as recorded in the second Gospel, in the New Testament.
chop wood, carry water(Mark 1:3); THREE Wise Men “gather together in the field” say (Mark 1:7); and the nativity of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, is born to a virgin girl (Mark 1:21).
Any of these points about the Nativity are questionable? Of course they are! One has to wonder what environment the Wise Men lived in; one might ask what kind of thoughts they had about the Law and the Messiah. But what we know is that these men lived in a time when the conditions for such miracles were much more relaxed than they are in our own time.
It is likely that these men were involved in the Hermitic Principle, just as are the most devoted members of orthodox Christianity to that principle: those who consider themselves to be its true believers. Theutra of Simon the Pharisee of Alexandria all but excludes those whom the Eastern Church labels “light-workers,” “faithful,” and ” pious.”
Now, if the Nativity was a great miracle as the Apostles told its story, then why was it not more widely believed? The Apostles story was, for the most part, put into its component parts: a virgin birth, the shepherding of a multitude of downtrodden martyrs, the visiting of the babe in the manger, and the qualities and state of the newly-born Saviour. These were the components of the Gospel, not the anecdote to be placed in the narrative of the birth.
Jesus spoke to the multitude in a parable, to show them that a watchman would always keep the sheep in a safe place (Matthew 10:16). A bad shepherd, a horse-arthorn sort who didn’t acknowledge the Lord, would lose his job and not be invited back home, no matter how bad he was.