This is an extract from a chapter in my next book, in which I decode the gospels to find allegories for important astrological and alchemical processes.
We know the story of Jesus feeding the multitudes at his sermons on the mound with just a handful of fishes and loaves.
But did you know that that it is a parable that hides an important astrological-alchemical principle in its inner meaning, which goes back to the ancient myths of the mages of Alexandria?
Here’s how someone with the eyes to see what is hidden in plain sight would read the story of the loaves and fishes:
To astrologers, Pisces is symbolised by two fishes, while Virgo, which is directly opposite Pisces, is represented by a grain of wheat. When the Sun is in a certain sign, the full Moon always falls in the opposite sign. So when the Sun is in Pisces, the full Moon falls in Virgo. Therefore, this story about fishes and loaves is really about the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon, which is the culmination of the great alchemical work that produces the Child of the Philosopher or the Philosopher’s Stone.
We can find further hidden meanings by combining both of the accounts of this feast that are found in Mark and Matthew, which are slightly different.
Matthew 15.:37. The feeding of the four thousand: “And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude… “
Four thousand might relate to the four cardinal points of the zodiac – the Man, the Bull, the Lion and the Eagle. We have already learned in a previous chapter about the number four symbolising power and dominion in the magical rite surrounding the murder of Abbot Whiting by Henry VIII on the Tor.
Regarding the seven loaves:
Mark 6:43. “… and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.”
In other words, this sounds like an old creation myth:
Jesus the Sun god distributes the seven loaves or planetary rulers – Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, the Sun and the Moon – to the 12 basketfulls or signs of the zodiac.
The pre-Christian “Mistress of the Earth and Sea, multiplier of loaves and fishes” was Demeter, the daughter of Chronos or Old Father Time. And so the loaves might also refer to the grain that is harvested by the Grim Reaper.
The Grim Reaper
“Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.”
The above quote comes from the trial of Jesus before the Jewish Sanhedrin, told in John 18.12-14, and it clearly represents the sacrifice of the scapegoat king. Throughout ancient Mesopotomia, the symbol of the goatfish was always associated with the sign of Capricorn.
This Mystery ritual was well-known across the region thousands of years before the supposed birth of Christ. The French writer Edouard Dujardin wrote:
“The god is anointed king and high priest. He is conducted in a procession, clothed in a mantle of purple, wearing a crown, and with a sceptre in his hand. He is adored, and then stripped of his insignia, next of his garments, and scourged … He is killed and the blood sprinkled on the heads of the faithful. Then he is affixed to the cross. The women lament the death of their god …” just as the three Marys do at Jesus’s crucifixion.
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of death and rebirth, reflecting the “death” of the Sun on the Winter Solstice and then it is “reborn” again three days later.
The year of Jesus’s nativity is given as 1 A.D. (Latin: anno domini or ‘the year of our Lord’). This date was contrived by a scribe in the employ of the Roman story machine named Dionysius Exiguus. Dionysius may or may not have been aware that his mythological namesake had also experienced a Christmas birth in a nativity story that could reach back as far as the Minoans.
Anyway, this 6th century monk decided to back-engineer the mish-mash story of Jesus’s life that had been concocted from Gnostic gospels hundreds of years before, in order to come up with the year in which the Christ was born in a little town called Bethlehem.
Bethlehem means “house of wheat” and so we are back again to Virgo and the Grim Reaper of the grain harvest, which would be entirely appropriate if the story of the nativity had not been about mere birth but rebirth, following the earlier mythological hero who is the scapegoat that “dies” and is “reborn” in the sign of Capricorn.
This was an extract from my book Stories in the Land: A pilgrimage into Avalon, which will be out in the summer.
About me and my work
Hello, I’m Annie Dieu-Le-Veut and I write books on shamanism, Earth magic, the Grail Mysteries, the spirit of Sovereignty and sacred sexuality. I also decode ancient myths to show how they are actually the vessels or arks of our ancestors sailing the seas of Time and containing, deep in their submarinal holds, precious messages about our innate holographic relationship to eternal astrological and alchemical cycles which drive each of us along our life’s path.
Once we understand the substance of the messages our ancestors left for us thousands of years ago, we can realise the value and meaning of human life and finally know what to do with it.
The Grail Mysteries: Sovereignty and shamanic sex magic
The Bright World of the Gods: A real faery tale from the mists of Avalon
Stories in the Stars: What our ancestors were trying to tell us.
How to read my books
If you’re thinking of getting one or more of my books, can I give you a bit of a steer? There are two ways to receive my teachings, and each augments the other.
If you wish to go down the fictional route, and become inspired in your dreams and imagination by the coded magical keys, symbols and metaphors hidden in mytho-poetic romantic adventures, I suggest that you read The Bright World of the Gods first, and then The Grail Mysteries. They are actually the first two books of a trilogy, although they work great as standalones too. I haven’t written the third in the series yet.
However, if you feel you need some help with unravelling the meanings of the symbols and metaphors found in ancient myths, my theoretical works are straightforward accounts that explain these Mysteries teachings in plain language.
Reclaiming Sovereignty is largely about the historical and mythological evidence, going back thousands of years, for the practice of shamanic sex magic, otherwise known as the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon, which brought wisdom and enlightenment to the newly-crowned king on the night of his coronation. There is also a step-by-step guide for practising it yourself.
In Stories in the Stars, you’ll learn that ancient myths are like Trojan horses carrying our ancestors’ voices and wisdom that they hid in astrological and alchemical metaphors which, once I’ve taught you how to decode them, will help you to transform and reincarnate into your own life today.