Sun is supposed to die on winter solstice for three days and new year/season/age starts on spring equinox. Now corresponding celebrations occurs opposite. New born child on Christmas and resurrection on passover. How do you explain that?
The annual cycle has different starting points. The cycle of light is based on the solstices, when the points of greatest and least light occur. The cycle of life is based on the equinoxes, with the bursting forth of new life occurring at the end of winter and start of spring, and the point of greatest life at the harvest equinox. (There is also a third cycle,the cycle of heat, which is phased exactly one month after the cycle of light, so the coldest day on average in the northern hemisphere is 21 January and the hottest day is 21 July.)
Your statement 'celebrations occur opposite' is not quite right. Easter is a fertility ritual, celebrating the death of the old year (cross) and the birth of the new year (rising). Christmas is also a fertility ritual, celebrating the end of the shortening days and start of lengthening days, except that somehow the death part of Christmas has been forgotten. The two festivals are connected, in that the sun 'dies' for 40 hours when it 'stands still' on the horizon at the solstice before 'rising' at Christmas when it restarts the journey south, just as Jesus 'dies' for forty hours from 3pm on Good Friday to 7am on Easter Sunday.
What kind of evidences we have for them trying to make new myth acceptable?
The New Testament says 'these things are written that you may believe' (John 20:31). We have no external evidence that Jesus Christ was a real flesh and blood man. John presents many mythic stories about Jesus, as the word, the door, the vine, the way, the truth, the life, etc. Acharya has explained how many of these symbols are also found in older Egyptian mythology. The story of Lazarus in particular appears as a way to repackage the older Egyptian myth of Osiris in a way that would be acceptable and popular in the new context. Part of the new context was the response to the extreme barbarity of Rome in its destruction of Jerusalem, with the mass refugee exodus from Israel to Egypt in 70 AD leading to the addition of the Hebrew prophecy of the messiah to the invented Greco-Egyptian religion of Serapis.
was it that there were only gnostics, that accepted it after all?
My view is that Christ was invented by Gnostics, but the story they wrote was so wildly popular that like the sorceror's apprentice, where the broom comes to life and cannot be controlled, the myth came to life and overwhelmed its inventors, and the simple historical version obliterated the complex cosmic version.
Great analogy, from first sign A to last sign O in one jump/generation. But how do you count "precisely 26 AD"? I've seen a lot of variation on that calculation.
Now you have caught me with a small mistake! In fact the 26 AD dating is not mine, but I got it from a book The Jews Against Rome, which claims Essenes predicted the messiah at that time. I checked this myself to see when precisely the equinox crossed into Pisces. Using SkyGazer 4.5 astronomy software, I zoomed in to find the exact year when the equinox point crossed the line of the first fish of Pisces, and it was 21 AD, as shown on the attached diagram Equinox September 21 AD.gif
. The equinox was parallel to the knot star of Pisces much earlier, and crossed the drawing of the mythical figure later, but it crossed the actual line as visible in the sky in 21 AD. This date would have been calculable by ancient seers, and is reflected in the idea of Christ as having his passion during the time of Pilate, recognising that the movement is so slow, just one degree per lifetime.
I've never double checked that one until now http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/nazareth.html
). What do you think Nazareth signifies then on astrotheology? Mystical interpretation would be to connect it with anointed holy men that didn't cut their hair or anthropological interpretation connects him to the religious sect of nazarenes, maybe sub sect of essenes: http://www.rtforum.org/study/lesson13.html
which of cource would assume he was a real person.
The archaeological work at Nazareth indicates no inhabitation at the time of Jesus. See the work of Rene Sahn at http://www.nazarethmyth.info/
. I've read quite a bit of debate about this, including on how the idea of Jesus as an Essene or Nazarene was seen as politically unacceptable, and so Nazareth was invented. If the Nazarene sect, linked to the Therapeuts of Alexandria, was responsible for the invention of Jesus, then displacing this source onto an imaginary place name makes sense.
What is the message of Christ according to astrotheology? Do you think its purely fiction based on otherwise real star constellations and thats all or is there something else that the myth and myth creators tried to tell?
I think that we can still read the New Testament as a story of fall and redemption, in a way that is compatible with scientific observation, explained through astrotheology. The long time scale of precession produces a cycle of light and dark for our planet with period 21,600 years, seen in the glacial record. The high point of the cycle is when the northern summer solstice is closest to the sun, and the low point is when the northern winter solstice is closest to the sun. The high point was the dawn of the Holocene, 11000 years ago, and the low point was in 1296 AD. This is a scientific fact based on orbital analysis at the basis of climate science. I don't think the ancients were consciously aware of this slow change process, but it is completely plausible that they were unconsciously aware, given that this cycle has been stable since the dawn of life four billion years ago. Just as organisms are unconsciously aware of the change of the seasons each year, it is plausible that religious consciousness has an instinctive intuition of the slow cycles of our planet.
Mythically, the high point is seen as the Golden Age of knowledge of God, while the low point is seen as the Iron Age of ignorance of God. The myth of Jesus Christ can best be explained in my view as the fictional imagination of the presence of the Golden Age in the midst of the Iron Age, with Christ as the avatar of the Age of Pisces. This interpretation explains the linkages across the ancient world from India to Egypt.
My view is that the Gnostic cosmic seers who wrote the Gospels could see that a messianic individual presenting a message of integrity at the time of Christ would suffer crucifixion. So, they presented the story of Jesus as saying what a messiah would have been like had he existed, so that the ethical message of truth and love could be disseminated through the world over the Age of Pisces, in preparation for the Aquarian Age when it would finally become comprehensible.