Occult & Illuminati holiday traditions
I’m going to attempt to convey the symbolism found in virtually all of the holidays and the occult importance they each have. When you take a step back and try to look at the purpose for the odd symbolism found in our holidays (e.g. why would a rabbit lay eggs??), you’ll begin to understand the manipulation that happens on all levels around us. You’ll see that the holidays each have their own part to play in the occult worship of the ancient pagan god Nimrod and goddess Semiramis. Most of the holidays and symbolism attached have ties to human sacrifice and magic as well. I’ll try to make this as painless as possible, but newcomers to this territory might have a difficult time navigating through the material. If it gets overwhelming feel free to skip to the section about the specific holidays and come back again to read through it.
All of the information to be presented below comes from my personal interpretation and readings from various sources, picking and choosing what I feel as relevant. I’m by no means a theologian, nor do I honestly know what I’m talking about. I’m merely trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together to make sense from what I’ve heard other conspiracy theorists explain. The theories seem to have holes throughout but it’s hard to prove or disprove without a working basis of knowledge on the ancient religions. Note that there are different theories on what happened, and when, and even the scholars on these subjects aren’t 100% sure what is factual and what isn’t. I’d advise you to research what you find interesting out of this, and hopefully we can move forward with a better understanding of where some of these wacky occult practices came from.
The Bronze Age of Mesopotamian culture is when the concepts of polytheism (worship of multiple gods, e.g. Paganism) seem to originate (3600-1200 BC), and we see references to this type of worship in the Bible. The Mesopotamian culture included the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians, and these cultures lived in modern day Iraq and Syria (perhaps explaining why there is so much fighting over these regions). The Canaanites referenced in the Bible lived just outside the region of Mesopotamia in western Syria, Jordan and Israel. The Mesopotamians had the first recorded form of religion (although religious worship can be dated back to 60,000 BC with the worship of a snake deity in Botswana). They believed in a god named An and the goddess Ki, with a son Enlil, but there were literally thousands of deities, and who was worshipped depended on the region.
A Protestant minister named Alexander Hislop wrote a book entitled The Two Babylons in 1853 in which he postulated that Semiramis was an actual person from Mesopotamia and was the one responsible for the belief of multiple gods and goddesses. The significance of Semiramis is that she is the root of all of the worship behind gods and goddesses. All of the gods and goddesses ultimately refer back to this goddess, Semiramis, and her counterpart god, Nimrod.
Nimrod was also an actual person written about in the Bible as a descendent of Noah. He is the leader of the people who built the Tower of Babel and established the practice of fire worship and idolatry, according to an Arabic piece of literature called the Book of Rolls. He is referenced as Zoroaster (the founder of Zoroastrianism, an Iranian religion from 600 BCE that influenced all of the major religions such as Christianity and Judaism), and the Assyrian king Ninus. He is controversial in that he declared himself as a god, and also held beliefs in multiple deities, which challenges the monotheistic principles that Abraham (from the Bible) worked to set forth. Some Jewish and Islamic traditions claim that Abraham and Nimrod faced off in a good versus evil showdown. Nimrod’s bloodline makes him out to be the grandson of Ham (the son of Noah who received the curse from Noah in the book of Genesis). The curse was upon Ham’s son, Canaan who would have the region of Canaanite named after him in modern day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria.
According to Hislop, Nimrod took Semiramis as his queen, although the history on Semiramis is sketchy at best. Hislop postulates that she deified herself under the goddess name of Ishtar and had a son named Gilgamesh (from the Epic of Gilgamesh tale). However, in the Epic of Gilgamesh, it lists Gilgamesh’s parents as Lugalbanda and Ninsun, so unless these names are yet another translation of Nimrod and Semiramis, it’s unclear if that part of the theory is true. Hislop’s theory claims that Semiramis spread the tale of her youth being one in which she was raised by doves, and she would eventually have a virgin birth to Gilgamesh (aka Tammuz), sealing her place as a chosen deity (from the prophecy in Genesis 3:15).
What I find interesting about Hislop’s theory is that he claims that all religious tales are just retellings of Semiramis (the virgin mother and goddess) and Gilgamesh/Tammuz (the child of the virgin birth/Immaculate Conception). The mother-virgin birth-son relationships are found in Mary & Jesus Christ (Christian), Isis & Osiris (Egyptian), and Damgalnuna & Marduk (Sumerian), effectively making all of these faiths a link to this Semiramis-Tammuz theory. This link is what David Icke uses to describe the hijacking of religious worship energies in churches such as the Roman Catholics, who are unknowingly worshipping Semiramis and Tammuz.
David Icke claims that symbols found within the major religions are merely a reorganization of the same principles. For example, the mitre hat that the Pope wears is supposedly a symbolic reference to reptilian shape shifters with its fish-like opening at top:
In fact, similar theories are found in the Holy Grail conspiracies, including Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. The novel claims that Mona Lisa is a reference to these same god/goddess bloodlines, with Mona=Amon (an Egyptian god), and Lisa=Isis (another Egyptian god). Similar concepts are found in Saturn Worship, with the cross being symbolic of the god Saturn (aka Kronos):
So to keep things from getting off track too much, we basically take a couple of small leaps of faith to come to the conclusion that there is this ancient occult belief in gods and goddesses that stem from Semiramis, her virgin birth son Tammuz, and Nimrod, who is the king god. These are kind of loose and sloppy, and very much oversimplified, but that is the basis upon which Pagan practices come from. The term Pagan is one which encompasses several religious beliefs that use polytheism, such as Wicca. The witches themselves splinter off into several groups and beliefs, but we’ll try to keep it simple and just say that witches practice magic spells, and believe in multiple god/goddess deities. These witches follow a belief of the importance in energy, the earth, and other somewhat occult beliefs.
Another group that arguably follows occult beliefs (I say arguably because some say this is entirely untrue, while theorists attest it is), are Satanists. Satanists and Wicca claim they are not the same, even though a lot of the occult symbolism found in both is almost identical. One example would be that Satanists worship themselves (Satan is just symbolic of doing your own will- just ask Aleister Crowley and Jay-Z), while Wicca have many gods. Satanists don’t put as much emphasis on the holidays; except for the birthday (again, the self is the most important thing). So even though the occult rituals and symbols are similar, the Satanists claim they don’t have this multiple deity basis (even though some theorists claim they do).
You can see that all of these things are similar, yet distinct from one another, but that is just another way of expressing the complicated, multi-faceted approach of the Illuminati. When I (and other theorists) use the term “Illuminati”, I don’t necessarily mean the one secret society formed in 1776; instead I’m talking about this spider web of secretive groups who operate in the background to manipulate the masses towards their agenda (thanks to Anthony Hilder for being one of the first theorists to come up with this idea). If there is such a group, they could be following the Pagan/occult/Wicca/gods/goddesses type of polytheistic religions, which were driven underground by Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible. This seclusion would lead them to try and control people behind the scenes without their acknowledgement. This “prison without the bars” would be the ultimate control mechanism to get the worship of symbols and sacred knowledge through the use of media and entertainment. The Illuminati group is believed to follow occult knowledge, meaning a “hidden” belief system. The various groups previously covered (Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, Satanism, Gnosticism, Luciferianism, the Kabbalah, Wicca, and Paganism) all have a common thread with this ‘occult’ label of a hidden knowledge. This leads us up to the point of this entire article, to show how the Illuminati set up the holidays celebrated in America and the occult practices found within them…
The first thing (well, second thing if you read the stuff above) to know about the calendar is the high level layout. The occult are obsessed with numerology and numbering, so it’s important to know that the calendar is divided up into four 13-week sections (Winter Solstice, then Spring Equinox, then Summer Solstice, and finally Autumnal Equinox). The number 13 is important because the occultist assigns ‘6’ to represent man, ‘7’ to represent the number of divine perfection. Climbing ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ from 6 to 7 is striving for self-perfection sums up to ‘13’ to represent the state of self-achieved perfection and full illumination. Remember, occultists and Aleister Crowley all spoke about how important it is for man to reach status of god and to fulfill your own desires. It should also be noted that this value of 13 is represented in various other aspects, including the number of witches in a coven, and the twelve disciples of Christ (12 + 1 Christ = 13).
The layout of the calendar was supposedly hijacked by the Illuminati occultists who took it over and perverted it. The calendar was originally established with God’s help in Genesis as a tool for working the fields and harvesting crops. Evidence for this is in the Bible, where it speaks about Noah and his timeline of aging and the flood. The origin of the term “holiday” originally meant to refer to religious activities and “Holy-Days” but that would eventually be taken over…
There are eight major nights of human sacrifice in the occult holiday system: Dec 21, Feb 1, March 21, May 1, June 21, Aug 1, Sept 21, Oct 29-31 (Samhain/Halloween being the most important). The other four nights are only observed (the equinoxes/solstices), and if you add six weeks to each you’ll get the sacrifice night. Add seven weeks to sacrifice night and you get the next equinox/solstice. This is best represented by cuttingedge.org’s calendar:
You’ll notice that there are some days that land on non-established holiday dates. The non-holidays that are part of the sacrifice nights oddly enough include the US presidential Inauguration day on Jan 20th. The president’s inauguration day used to be set at March 4th, until the Twentieth Amendment was passed which changed the date. Was this date changed on purpose to coincide with the occult night of sacrifice? The purpose for pushing the date up was so that there was less time between the day of the vote and the day the president actually takes office. This allowed for a more efficient government with less of a ‘lame duck’ session for the people being removed from office.
Another addition includes the 13 days after the Imbolg sacrifice, known as Valentine’s Day. Another one is Independence Day (13 days after Litha/June 21). These dates were placed to fit into the 6-7-13 pattern, or so the theory goes. It’s important to understand that the connections are made and they allow this circular repetition of holidays to observe a ritual pattern. This ritual pattern is all revolved around astrology and Paganism. The Semiramis (or any goddess who represents Semiramis) is believed to go through the same cycles of life over and over. She is believed to be three different forms, referred to as the “Triple Goddess.” These three forms are: fertility goddess, aka the Maiden; the Earth Mother, aka the Mother; and the old lady, aka the Crone. These forms are believed to be based on the phases of the moon, which is why we get concepts such as the “moon” goddess.
This is also where some of David Icke’s Moon Matrix theory comes from. The concept of relating women to the moon also comes from the yin and yang theory. The woman’s power exists as a force called yin, in which her emotions and moods cycle with the moon. Her hormones make her alter her being more fluidly, as she progresses through the cycles of the moon. Conversely, the man goes through single day cycles of mood and emotion, referred to as yang, which ties to the daily sun rising and lowering.
Semiramis represents the fertility goddess around Easter, then matures into the mother figure on May Day, and eventually gets older and turns into the old lady at Halloween/Samhain. When she is the old lady at Halloween/Samhain, there is the male god that takes over (so to speak) in the worshipping rites. This occurs when Semiramis gives birth to her version of the Immaculate Conception on December 25th to her son, Tammuz. Don’t ask me how she can be the mother goddess in May, but only give birth to Tammuz in December; I haven’t been able to make sense of that yet. Tammuz is considered the stag god, and he plays his role in the winter months while everyone eagerly waits for the rebirth of the Semiramis goddess. The idea of a revolving ritual is reflected by the Wheel of the Year:
This wheel depicts the annual cycle of pagan festivals (referred to above as the 8 quarter days and the cross quarter days that lie in between). The Wicca (a subset of paganism with magic rituals, etc.) follows the same wheel, but refers to the festivals as “sabbats.” The Wicca believe in the complementary polarities of gods and goddesses (similar to the yin and yang of Taoism). The goddess is represented by the earth (aka Mother Earth), or sometimes the moon (aka the Roman goddess Diana), since the moon complements the sun, which is the male god.
The concept is that of a cyclical pattern followed throughout the year. There are ties to the sun’s death and rebirth through the equinox and solstices. The death and rebirth cycle focuses on the duality of god and goddess (see reference above with stag god taking over for 6 months of winter, then female god for summer 6 months). The goddess gives birth to god at Yule, god grows in power at vernal equinox and impregnates goddess at Beltane (May Day), he then peaks at summer solstice, and power fades as he goes to underworld at Samhain. He takes the goddess’ fertility with him to underworld too, until she can come back and repeat the cycle when she gives birth to the god at Yule.
You got all of that? Now let’s take a look at everything on an individual basis now, starting out with the early part of the modern day calendar…
February 1st – 2nd:- Groundhog’s Day aka Imbolg
This festival marks the beginning of spring and is placed at the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. It was originally based on worshipping the goddess Brighid in Irish mythology, and is still celebrated to this day by Wicca and Pagans. It is considered a night of sacrifice, implying that a ritualistic human sacrifice should be performed as an offering to the gods and goddesses. They celebrate it February 1-2nd, which leads us to the first connection: Groundhog’s Day.
The groundhog is symbolic of the Earth Mother (because it lives in the earth). We can connect this to the information on gods and goddesses and we know that Semiramis (the goddess revered as the Earth Mother) has been hibernating (like the groundhog; both are earth creatures with Semiramis being the Earth Goddess). Both of these symbols hibernate over the winter season as the people await their arrival. The groundhog is also symbolic of rebirth and spring, just like the goddess who will make her official appearance on March 21st.
The largest celebration of Groundhog’s Day is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney groundhog proclamation is a ritual performed by 13 men dressed in black, which sounds very much similar to a coven of 13 witches dressed in black:
February 14th: Valentine’s Day
Set up 13 days after Imbolg is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a Pagan festival that celebrates love and lust, and The Pagan Book of Days shows that the Roman goddess Februa is patroness of love and celebrated by the Romans through orgiastic rites. The holiday was originally set to honor Semiramis, Tammuz, and Nimrod (the first family of the occult). There was some relabeling of names along the way, including Semiramis transferring to Venus-the fertility moon goddess. The son, Tammuz, was identified as Cupid, and Nimrod (considered the father figure of this family) was relabeled as Jupiter (the Roman version of Zeus). Tammuz, aka Cupid, was known for shooting arrows at the heart, which was considered the seed for all emotions in the body at one time. The tradition of giving flowers and candy comes from the occult practice during this celebration when worshippers would bring spring flowers, candies, etc. to the temple for the spring goddess (Semiramis) who had been hibernating and is now beginning to awake.
March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day
The official story for this holiday was that St. Patrick drove all of the snakes out of Ireland with the help of God. He is mostly known because he tried to bring Catholic Christianity to the British Isles. However, the occult powers that be transformed this into one of leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows.
Leprechauns were originally brought into the St. Patrick’s Day festivities by none other than the occult master Walt Disney. He had a film called Darby O’Gill & the Little People which put a family friendly face on what was historically a fairy of magical powers.
Leprechauns were originally evil, demonic creatures that could wreak havoc on everything in their path (like in the film of the same name). Their power was held in their shillelagh rod/staff, which is a perversion of Aaron’s rod that had powers from God. The shillelagh is also believed to be a symbol for Moloch, the horned god. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon had a temple of Nimrod (with the single or double horns; represented as aka Moloch) where sacrifices were given, as referred to in 2nd Kings 23:10:
He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech.
They believed that Moloch would give them financial blessings if they sacrificed their children, and this is believed to continue to this day, as is evident by the startling number of missing children around the world at any given time. A study from 1999 reported that approximately 800,000 children are missing every year in America. 800,000 is an astoundingly high number, that’s about 16,000 per state (if distributed evenly). Getting back to the worship of Moloch, people still wear the horns of Moloch as jewelry, referred to as the Italian Horn.
The unicorn’s horn was attributed with healing powers, and was considered one of the most valuable things on earth. The Inquisition would torture those that wouldn’t acknowledge the strength and existence of the unicorn and its horn. The unicorn horn spirals (just like the ziggurat of the Tower of Babel), and is yet another reference to Moloch. The horn gives you blessings if you could acquire it as well (again, same logic for the Moloch sacrifices). The leprechaun shillelagh was just another representation of the horn of Moloch with its powers.
Rainbows are also symbolic of the ancient worship of Moloch. At the end of the rainbow there are treasures that leprechaun would do anything to get back. It is depicted as a cauldron filled with gold. Again, it is the financial blessings that Moloch gave you in return for the sacrifice. These cauldrons were used in occult practices, including the sadistic bobbing for apples (see the occult symbolism found in Halloween).
March 21st-22nd: Easter
The holiday known as Easter is typically a time spent by Christians to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, there is an occult meaning attached to it that needs explored. It revolves around the Goddess Ostara (aka Babylonian goddess Ishtar, aka Eostre, aka the moon goddess, aka Semiramis, aka Egyptian goddess Isis, aka Greek Aphrodite, aka Roman Venus). Ostara/Eostre is the old English spelling and origin for the name of Easter. In Pagan history, human sacrifices occur on the first Sunday after the first new moon, after Ostara/Eostre. It celebrates the return of Semiramis in her reincarnated form of Spring Goddess, Eostre. This is part of the revolving phases of the Triple Goddess of the female deity, mentioned earlier.
The Easter egg is a Babylonian legend that claims the goddess Ishtar (aka Semiramis) fell from heaven in an egg. The Easter (Eostre) egg hunt is based from the tradition of looking for Ishtar and finding her. This would allow her to be reborn and bestow blessings on the person. Semiramis/Ishtar is the goddess of fertility because of this rebirth/egg legend.
The rabbit symbol comes about because of the speed of procreation, which just went along with the fertility legend.
The tradition of fasting for Lent is supposedly a tradition that comes from the Babylonian god Tammuz. He died at the age of 40, and every day of Lent is considered one year of Tammuz’ life and the time is spent in fasting to mourn for Tammuz.
Tammuz was believed to be killed by a wild boar he was hunting, and the consumption of ham on Easter is a symbolic reference to this event.
Let it be known that I’m a Christian, so this particular topic piqued my interest. I reconcile all of these odd occult connections with the fact that it symbolically means something different today, and to my faith then it did when these traditions were instilled. The Christian concept for Lent is a commemoration of the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert and eluded the temptations of the Devil (remember the Obama-Devil on History Channel?). However, the material that I’ve been researching claims that the 40 days is truly a tradition from this Tammuz mourning. In fact, Doc Marquis cites Ezekiel 8:14-18 which shows God’s anger of the Tammuz-Lent practice:
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. 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. 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. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. 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.
The passage seems to indicate there was a mourning period for Tammuz, which is accepted as historically accurate. The passage is a vision given to the prophet Ezekiel, and it was meant to show that the people were worshipping the wrong gods (e.g. Tammuz and other sun gods). Of course this is coming from my personal interpretation and I’m pretty far from a priest or theologian, so formulate your own theory on that one.
Easter Candy and Hot Cross Buns
As mentioned in the other holidays, the Tower of Babel had a temple to Moloch at the top. People would bring candies, hot cross buns, and flowers up to Moloch to honor him. The tradition of eating hot cross buns on Good Friday is celebrated in various countries around the world, and the theorists reference the following Bible passage from Jeremiah 7:17-21:
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Again, we see the Bible making references to the people worshipping these occult gods and goddesses. The Bible has multiple accounts of children going through the fires, and this was referring to the flames of Moloch at valley of Gehenna (or the valley of Hinnom sometimes) that sacrifices were burned in. Here’s Jeremiah 7:31:
They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.
If children could make it through the fire they were allowed to live without further persecution. Parents would have to stand still and emotionless as their child burned alive to the drum beats of the pagan priest in order for Moloch to accept the ‘gift.’
The goddess Eostre’s statue has the crescent moon on top of her head, which is another feature that suggests she is a reincarnation of Semiramis. The fertility goddesses are all considered to be similar; Diana, Eostre, Semiramis, Estata, etc.
April 1st: All Fool’s Day
This holiday was established because it is 13 weeks after New Year’s Day, filling the wheel of the year. The Roman festival of Hilaria is believed to be a predecessor to this day, and was yet another holiday that featured sacrifices to pagan gods and goddesses.
April 19th- May 1st: 13 days of preparation and May Day
The 13 days prior to and including May Day (April 19th- May 1st) consist of fire sacrifices to Moloch (aka Ba’al, Nimrod, Saturn, etc.), starting on April 19th. Knowing there are links of sacrificing children through fire to these pagan gods in our past, there is a disturbing coincidence of some mass murders committed in this time period involving fire and children. This includes the fire at the Branch Davidian Complex in Waco, Texas on April 19th, 1993, and also the Oklahoma City tragedy on April 19th, 1995. In fact, Timothy McVeigh cited the Waco incident in his reasons for committing the bombing at the Alfred Murrah Federal Building. Could these incidents all be tied together with the sacrifices to Moloch in the valley of Gehenna? The Oklahoma City National Memorial was dedicated on the same date of April 19th, 2000 as well to commemorate the victims and annual services are ritually held at the same time and day annually (9:02 AM). To add one more link into the mix, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (one of the Boston Marathon bombings suspects) was shot and killed on April 19th, 2013.
Beltaine festival is celebrated starting on April 30th, and is the final celebration before May Day. It is the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice, and considered one of the four big annual occult festivals. This holiday marks the beginning of the summer season and bonfires would be started as a ritual for protecting crops and people, and the flames were symbolic of the sun. The occult worship of the Triple Goddess is celebrated here as the Earth Mother phase is back in her full glory, depicted as Gaia (the fully mature mother of earth):
The bonfires were previously called “bailfires” referencing fires for the god Moloch, aka Ba’al. So, in essence we could call them “Ba’alfires.” Again, we see the sacrifice of children to this occult god Ba’al being played out in different forms.
The May pole dance features a male phallic pole with the couples dancing around in a circle (representing the female sexuality), and is yet another symbol of fertility for Mother Gaia. Theorists claim that the British Royal House of Windsor lights a Beltaine fire every year to honor the festival. It should also be noted that Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945, and his remains were burned at his request, suggesting that he wanted to be a sacrifice to Ba’al as well.
June 21st-22nd: Summer Solstice
The summer solstice holiday is celebrated as the midsummer celebration (in the northern hemisphere) between June 20th and June 22nd. The sun reaches its highest position in the sky and festivals celebrating the fertility of the sun god occur here. The month of June is the traditional month for weddings because of the metaphor drawn between fertility of planting and harvesting crops in the summer and marriage. The pagans believe in the sexual union of the god and goddess at May Day (Beltaine) and the importance of observing it meant couples could not compete with the gods and would delay their weddings until June. The pagan holiday of Litha (on June 21st) is one of the nights that a supposed human sacrifice is needed.
Some claim that the Feast of St. John the Baptist (celebrated on June 24th) is celebrated by the Freemasons, which begs the question of ‘why?’ because the Freemasons don’t officially subscribe to a religion. They celebrate both this June 24th feast and the December 27th feast (both are at the mid-summer and mid-winter points; astrologically connected). John the Baptist was regarded as the patron of the stonemasons in Europe, and the date of the feasts for mid-summer and mid-winter were established to ease the transition from pagan worship to Christianity.
July 4th: Independence Day
Independence Day is 13 days after June 21st, which is 66 days after April 30 (May Day celebration). The holiday is meant to observe the Declaration of Independence from 1776, but it was originally celebrated with giant bonfires (see the bailfires- Ba’alfires reference).
The first elected president of the United States was named John Hanson, who served during the American Revolution; before the Constitution was ratified. He served under the Articles of the Confederation under what was the Continental Congress before the USA established the ‘formal’ system that we think of with George Washington being the first president. There are theories being thrown around online that John Hanson was black, but apparently he was not (unless you’ve got some evidence to the contrary to provide; I couldn’t find any). There’s also some theories that Samuel Huntington was the first president since he was the first to serve under the Articles of Confederation before the election of John Hanson, but as you can see, the idea of who is the first president gets convoluted quickly, hence the reason they probably just went with George Washington as number one. Either way, our first president whether it be George Washington or John Hanson was a Freemason (note the ‘Hidden Hand’ stance):
July 19th: 13 days before Lughnasa Great Sabbat Festival
July 31st- August 1st: Lughnasa, or the Great Sabbat Festival
This marks the beginning of the harvest time, halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. This is one of the big four holidays celebrated in the pagan festivities, named after the god Lugh. The Wiccans celebrate with baked figures of the corn god in bread, then symbolically sacrificing it and partaking. Many people celebrate through the tradition of travelling or hiking up to a beautiful scenic spot, such as the top of a mountain. The challenge, beauty, and community participation were all important to the Irish Celts that originated this holiday.
September 21st-22nd: Autumn Equinox
The autumn equinox marks the beginning of the thinning of the veil separating the spirit world from the physical (with the thinnest night on Samhain, Oct 31), which allows demonic spirits to pass through. It is the day when the hours of daylight and darkness are equal, and in the pagan world this holiday is called Mabon. It’s also referred to as the Harvest Festival, or the Feast of the Ingathering. It’s the pagan version of Thanksgiving and sharing of food. The worship of gods and goddesses occurs in order to keep their blessings during the cold winter months ahead. It’s also the midpoint between Lughnasa and Samhain. A human sacrifice is desired for the gods and goddesses in order to protect the people from the winter.
Harvest festivals are held annually on this seemingly innocuous date.
October 31st-November 1st: Halloween
Samhain, (aka All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween), is a three day fire festival in which sacrifices were given to fires for the sun god. Samhain is a festival for the dead, as Beltaine is a festival for the living. There are a slew of traditions that occur during this festival of Samhain from Oct 29-31st, with the culmination on Halloween night. Samhain is the Celtic lord of the dead and is considered a stag god. A stag god in the occult is always a reference to the ancient male god Nimrod. He was depicted with one horn, or multiple horns appearing as antlers like Moloch:
To understand more about this holiday, we have to revisit the information about the occult and pagans. I already explained the basis for the occult attachments to the holiday at the preface to the post, but there needs to be more explanation into the Druid priesthood. The Celtic people came to the British Isles and had a priesthood known as the Druids during the Iron Ages. Wikipedia claims that there is little known about the Druids, while other theorists and people who have spent time with the Illuminati and/or occult claim to know the entire story. What is claimed is that the Druids held all authority in the tribes, and told the people when/who they should marry, when to go to war, etc. What is known and taken as fact is that they practiced human sacrifice (hence why we see so much sacrifice during these holidays).
The famous Stonehenge location is where the Druids would go to worship their stag god on the eight occult holidays per year (there are many Stonehenges across the globe; this one in particular is the well-known one). They would perform sacrifices at sites such as these, through barbaric rituals such as the ‘fountain of blood’ in which they’d hang a person with a rope tied tight around their neck and slit the throat to create a huge wave of blood. Druids would gather at Stonehenge on Samhain with gourds and pumpkins (originally called ‘Corpse Candles’ or now commonly known as Jack-O-Lanterns) and fill them with human fat, taken from previous sacrifices given to gods. They’d also bring cauldrons and light them on fire, warming them up for the sacrificial ceremony to be described later (spoiler alert: it’s for the tradition of bobbing for apples). The Druids would bang on the doors of local nobilities and yell “Trick or Treat” to see if the lord of the manor came to provide a ‘treat.’ A treat would be one of the servants or even household members given up for sacrificing that night. The reward for the ‘treat’ would be one of the pumpkins filled with human fat and they would light it so that everyone within the house was protected from the demons summoned on Samhain. If you didn’t give up an offering you’d get a six pointed star inside of a circle (a hexagram) painted with blood on the front door. This would be an attractive force for the demons and the people inside would be plagued with the demonic curse during Samhain.
Another theory is that the people would leave treats of food and candies outside for the demonic spirits as they traveled the material world on October 31st. The treats would keep the evil spirits at bay from plaguing the household.
The human sacrifices would be gathered up, and then lined up as the Druids would throw apples into the cauldrons and give the humans a chance to pull the apples out with their teeth (the cauldrons were boiling hot) for a chance for freedom. Some went for the chance and could be burned with permanent damage to their eyes, ears, throat, etc.; while others did not. Those who did not get the apple on the first try were beheaded immediately, while those who avoided the challenge would be sacrificed in a fiery death. They were taken to a “wicker man” with various wicker cages inside of it and placed inside of it (just like the film with Nicolas Cage). The wicker man would be lit on fire as a sacrifice to the gods, drawing us back yet again to the Nimrod and Semiramis connection. It should also be noted that the annual Burning Man celebration is a reenactment of this ceremony.
Another tradition is to dress up in costumes, called ‘guising.’ This came about because the veil between spiritual world and physical world is the thinnest on Samhain and the departed souls can come visit their loved ones. The lit flames in the sacrificial areas are a beacon for the spirits to find and enter into our world (that’s the point of the wicker man; to provide sacrifices and a guiding light for the spirit world). They believed this couldn’t filter out the evil spirits, so the Druid priests would wear scary clothing to keep the evil spirits away.
Another origin for trick or treating would come from the church belief that on All Souls Day members should pray for souls that are stuck in purgatory, a transitional state. If the soul could get enough prayers it would be bumped up into Heaven. The Halloween time frame is when children would go door to door collecting soul cakes and prayers for souls to get out of purgatory.
People used to employ the Devil to help them predict their future. This was done through several seemingly odd activities, including examination of eaten apples to determine if the shape of the remains were similar to a letter. That letter would in-turn be symbolic of the name of the mate the person could have. Other divinations included telling how many children one would have, where one would live, etc. Attempts to read the future are occult in nature, and Halloween is no exception. In fact, it’s the most popular time of year for divination. The bats, cats, owls and other animals known for Halloween were believed to be incarnations of the Devil as part of the divination process. The witch could use these animals (Satan) to help her predict the future.
Halloween is the night the stag god (male) takes power over the world, and remains in power through the lead up to the female spring goddess taking over again (Semiramis) on March 21st. On May 1st she is in full glory as the Earth Mother at Beltaine, while she leaves as an old lady at Halloween to start the cycle over again.
December 21st- December 25th: Christmas
Christmas has various links to pagan celebrations such as Yule, Saturnalia, and the winter solstice. The pagan festival referred to as Yule was celebrated around the winter solstice (Dec. 21-23). The sun is at its lowest altitude and will begin its trek in rising higher again. This is directly opposite to the point when the sun is at its highest point at the midsummer (summer solstice). The rising sun was believed to be symbolic of the acceptance of the sacrifices provided on Samhain. The festival known as Yule would eventually be merged with the Christian holiday of Christmas.
Christmas also has roots with the Roman festival known as Saturnalia, which was held in honor of the deity Saturn. This time of feasting and gift-giving is symbolic of the introduction of the concept of time, weights, and measures, which was brought forth with the destruction of the Golden Age. This concept goes deep down the rabbit hole, so you’ll have to check out my book A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture for more on that concept of Saturn Worship.
The Saturnalia festival featured human sacrifices and ran from December 17th-23rd. There would be gladiator battles and the deaths would be considered more sacrifices to the deity Saturn. There were also concepts of role reversal; with masters feeding their slaves (still practiced today at work Christmas parties when the bosses feed the workers).
The Romans also participated in a festival called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, or “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun” on December 25th. Sol Invictus was a Roman god of the sun, which could be yet another retelling of Nimrod and Semiramis. The depictions of Sol Invictus appear to mirror that of the Statue of Liberty, who was designed after the Roman goddess Libertas:
Written verses would accompany gifts given at Saturnalia, which would eventually transform to present day greeting cards. Feasts were conducted in order to honor the upcoming time known as the famine months from January to April in which food was a hard commodity to come by, leading way to the Christmas dinner feast. Cookies shaped as humans were eaten during Saturnalia (gingerbread men), as was the tradition of singing in the streets as part of the festivities (caroling).
The date of December 25th came about in the Roman tradition because Julius Caesar had the calendar ‘re-synched’ with the sun, with the winter solstice occurring on December 25th. Around the 4th century that Saturnalia was integrated with Christmas in an attempt to convert pagans to Christianity.
Here are some more of the common themes and symbolism found at Christmas-time, and their occult origins:
The Bible’s Book of Jeremiah says not to learn the ways of the heathen (e.g. Pagans and occultists) and then goes into the decoration of a tree that Pagans used to do. Here’s an excerpt from Jeremiah 10:2-4:
Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.
Supposedly the people referred to in Jeremiah also used to put candies and cakes on it (e.g. candy canes) for the winter pagan stag god; Nimrod. I’ve read that the context of this passage is one in which the people used to literally worship the tree as an idol after they adorned with the silver and gold. The lights on the tree symbolize candles that were used because it was a beacon to the winter god Nimrod for him to see your home and fly down and bless your household.
The meaning of the tree has been diluted down over the years, and the symbolism is arguably no longer there, but none the less, that’s the origin.
The famous Rockefeller Tree is around the sunken plaza which has the statue of Prometheus. This statue honors the story of Prometheus who stole fire of illumination from gods and gave it to mankind, enlightening them with wisdom. This is important to the occult beliefs and Luciferians, as it points out the ability to transform from man to god without the assistance of a spiritual god.
David Rockefeller himself said:
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
As mentioned earlier, anything with “Yule” in it refers to the Pagan holiday on Dec. 21st (a human sacrifice night). The Yule log was to be made from birch and a piece of it should’ve kept burning all year around until the next Christmas, symbolizing the cycle of reincarnation (again, Semiramis and Nimrod).
The tradition of mistletoe is interesting in that the berries on it are poisonous and can give you diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal problems. The mistletoe was a fertility plant for the Druids (hence reason for kissing beneath it), and held as a symbol for romance and vitality because of this.
The wreath is yet another fertility symbol; circular to represent women’s organs (the “circle of life”). The candle in the center is the phallic representation of the man. This same symbol is used at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square. At the center is a 4,000 year old Egyptian obelisk with a circle around it (representing the male phallus and female fertility). The obelisk was moved from Egypt, to the Circus of Nero in Rome, where it witnessed countless Christian martyrdoms and executions. The lines emanating from the present location at the Vatican (its third move) make it a sundial. If the obelisk’s shadow lies within one of the eight sets of lines, it will indicate a sacrifice night.
Holly & Santa Claus
Holly was used by the Druids to hang in windows to keep evil spirits away. Holly was considered the sacred plant of Saturn during the height of the Roman Saturnalia festival. They would decorate images of the god Saturn, and Christians would eventually decorate their homes as a way of avoiding persecution from the Romans. It is also considered as a sacred fertility symbol. The holly is associated with male fertility while its counterpart ivy represents the female aspect.
There was also a pagan mythological being called the Holly King who was eventually transformed into Santa Claus. He had an adversary named the Oak King and the two would battle with the Holly King at peak strength during the winter solstice (Christmas time). This is very similar to the tale of the phases of Semiramis in which she trades with Nimrod for power during the cycles of the year, as it waxes and wanes.
Like the Holly King, Santa Claus is ‘all knowing’ through knowledge of who’s been good and bad, with powers of omnipresence and ability to traverse the planet in one night. He has eight reindeer with horns on their heads (aka ‘stags’, drawing similarity to the stag god Nimrod again).
Elves were originally demonic and ugly creatures that could perform magic for good or bad. They were also referred to as hell-devils, or orcs at one time. Pentagrams were drawn in order to keep evil elves away from the Scandinavian people. During the late 1500’s elves became synonymous with fairies, eventually to become what we know of today.
There are several good sources that this information was pulled from (and even more could be extracted if desired). This includes: Wikipedia, research by Freeman Fly, Doc Marquis’ America’s Occult Holidays video (see bottom of post), David Icke’s forums, and Bibliotech. For the other Christians out there, we know that the word of God tells us we are being deceived by Satan, and these occult manipulations of the holidays are a key example. What should be days of holiness (holy-days), have been perverted with images and themes of occult worship. The Bible tells us to live in the world, but no be part of it, which could have bearing on these occult holiday traditions we’re innocently taking part of.