Today is St Martin’s Day or Martin Mass. It would have been 1st November, before the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian one in 1582. Yes, that’s right … it would have been on Samhain, the day of the bone-fires.
Today is also Armistice Day – to commemorate the signing of the armistice agreement to mark the end of World War 1. What a coincidence… er, or maybe not.
St Martin appears to me to be the Roman Christian Church’s grafting of their own man on to the Mart, which, in pre-Christian times, marked the Celtic day of the sacrifice or offering of their first born cows to the spirits of the land. This is the occult – in other words, hidden – meaning of the day, which would have been timed by our more astrologically in-tune ancestors to correspond with specific Earth and stellar energies – not least the setting of the Pleiades.
There are seven sacred islands in the Avalon area of Somerset in the UK – they would have been islands when the sea covered these moors. John Michell discovered that if you map the Plough, or the Great Bear (Arthur), constellation on to this land, the seven holy islands mark where those stars fall on the earth.
As you can see from this picture, one of these islands is called Marchey. It was renamed by the Christian Church, who came to own all this land, as Martinsey. I’m pretty sure that island would have been where the sacrificial Mart would have taken place, in pre-Christian days.
Therefore, the great sacrifice of our manhood of World War 1 was also formally ended on the day of the Mart. See, these people really do know what they’re doing in terms of Earth magical energies. It’s time that we did too!
(Thanks to Anthony Thorley for key information).