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The Wheel of Corruption from Dark Enlightenment's blog

* Disclaimer * I am not pagan. Let Gaia burn from warming or freeze in a Volcanic winter.



Eight equally spaced elegant celebrations that encompass the changing of the seasons and so on.

 It is remarkable the extent other religions corrupted pagan sabbats and turned them into the religilous equivalent of mid 90's rap, where samples flowed like Alize.

All of these days have a celtic/gaelic origin. 

Let's start with the day you celebrate the death aspects of the cycle.  Everything dies, this is the celebration of that inevitability as symbolized by fall, Samhain.

Halloween is the Christianization of this more earthly festival. The Christians do this everywhere they go, it's their thing that they do.  It became "All saints day" followed by "all souls day" (Dios de los Muertos) to strip it of its lineage and perceived godless limitations.  To take it's context and swap a celebration of the dead for a celebration of cyclical death. 

There are plenty more important ones to corrupt.


 One of the most important ones to corrupt was the winter solstice, Yule, the celebration of winter. That's all: snow. The Christian's psychological operations division took that yuletide spirit and made it their demigod's immaculate glorious birthday.


And from now on, you too will laugh as i do when i see the bumper sticker: "Keep Christ in Christmas".


Today it's celebrated by a series of days following Thanksgiving. "Black Friday", "Cyber Monday", "Christmas Eve", and "Christmas".  Four days of mass ritual. All four were recently purchased 0by Jeff Bezos from Coca Cola and Best Buy.


Then there's the intermediary one between Yule and Ostara. The technical beginning of spring, but not really.

The origins of a rat looking at its shadow is a christianized day called, Candlemas which came from Imbolc. The fucking day that never ends (AND IT NEVER FUCKING WILL) is another pagan corruption.

Moving on to Easter, or Oester, or Ostara, or whatever slight variation you use.  The only remnant of the original day is found in indestructible marshmallow animals, rabbits, and eggs (a symbol of spring birth).  Plenty of pastel tones to remind you it is spring. 

Yet as they so often do, the jeebus folk made this the tragic death of their immortal zombie demigod.  A nice little guilt trip to strip the cyclical nature of an earth bound belief and turn it into indoctrination and inherited sin. 

"No, it is not the yearly death in fall and rebirth in spring you folk say it is, we can't control you with that.  IT ONLY HAPPENED ONCE. He, not she, died only once, for you, to save you from yourself."

What is next? The cannonized saint (Saint Walpurgis) that turned Beltane into Walpurginacht. Beltane occurs on May 1st and is the intermediary between Ostara and Litha. It is the origins of may day festivals, something carried out to this day, especially in German places.  Beginning of summer, not some dead christian. Martyrdom is a very useful way to corrupt a holiday.

Then comes Litha (summer solstice).  Mid summer, it's hot, plants are growing.

Then comes Lughnasadh (aka: lunasa). Luna.  This closely ties to the subsquent day, Mabon as the first and last parts of the cyclical harvest period. "Harvest Moon" festivals are generally the week of Mabon, September 23rd. 

Which brings full circle the most overlooked, ripped off, and demonized religion in western ancestry and recorded world history.

And of course, Happy Halloween.


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AK Mod
Nov 1
Catholicism *is* neo-paganism.
Dark Enlightenment
Nov 1
Well, if santaria and orishas are witchcraft and earth bitches.
AK Mod
Nov 2
The "earth bitches" miss the point. They don't know what's what. These things tend to converge on each other - is the point. It's not a characteristic distinct to Christianity (which itself was a reformation of Judaism). Consider, say, the Bon tradition: is it Buddhism? Kinda? sort of? not really? Same deal with Catholicism - which would not exist were it not for the edict of Milan some 300 some odd years into Christian history - or that even Rome's paganism was influenced early on by Etruscan or Greek mythos. They're all reformations of something prior, and that's not really "news" it's just how things evolve.The "earth bitches" miss the point. They don't know what's what. These things tend to converge on each other - is the point. It's not a characteristic distinct to Christianity (which itself ...See more
Dark Enlightenment
Nov 3
There is a great before and after example of what I am driving at with another of Christianity's altered narritives, Norse myth.

Case and point: Afterlife. Before Christianity only a small minority achieved that Valhalla admission. They were the most noble of their warriors. The most plunderous and victorious were rewarded. For everyone else it just ends. After Christianity EVERYONE got an aftetlife. Unlike its predecessor, Judaism, who were far more agnostic on the afterlife issue. Christianity spreads by infection. To assimilate the foreign beliefs and bring it in line with there own.

It was absolutely deliberate. Assimilation through dissolution of other ways. The MO with every belief they encounter. It think it points to a mindset specific to the Abrahamic spinoffs. For Jews they are chosen and you are not. The evangelizing forms of Christianity preach and alter what does not work for them like The Ori of Stargate fame.

The point highlighted: The remnants of the original are killed when the celebration of spring is turned into the passion of the iman.
There is a great before and after example of what I am driving at with another of Christianity's altered narritives, Norse myth.

Case and point: Afterlife. Before Christianity only a s...See more
AK Mod
Nov 3
There are certainly branches of Christianity that do not believe in the slightest that everyone goes to heaven or valhalla. The criteria for salvation varies, depending on which branch of Christianity you're referring to. Some are quite strict in this regard.

What you're attributing to Christianity is true of nearly all major religions. These things don't just emerge from vacuums. For example, its predecessor Judaism did exactly the same thing with the Canaanite religion. This is not limited to the Abrahamic ones, either. For example, depending upon the locale there's a Buddhism to match; one adapted to accommodate the tribal customs and beliefs specific to that area. There's going to be cross-pollination and cultural appropriation taking place. It could be not otherwise in any imperial-minded state religion.
There are certainly branches of Christianity that do not believe in the slightest that everyone goes to heaven or valhalla. The criteria for salvation varies, depending on which branch of Christianity...See more
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