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After a much needed hiatus, I am back to give you all some delicious and nutritious esoterics and astrotheology! Sometimes life can get the better of you, and that’s when you need to turn inward to that Kingdom within where peace and tranquility embrace you and keep you centered. This pandemic is devastating many peoples’ lives right now, but we can overcome this is if we understand how incredibly powerful we truly are and embrace these ancient teachings about our own inner Kingdom. Remember, “Ye are gods” according to Psalm 82-6.
The phrase “thirty pieces of silver“, when discussing the Bible from a literal perspective, conjures up images of Judas Iscariot’s named price for the betrayal of Jesus to the Jewish/Roman authorities in the Gospel of Matthew just prior to his crucifixion:
Matthew 26:14-16 KJV
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Interestingly enough, the phrase is also mentioned twice in the Book of Zechariah, of which passages are supposed to be the fulfillment of prophecy carried forward in Matthew 26-15. I’ll let you decide the accuracy of that one.
Zechariah 11:12-13 KJV
12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
Now, I know that to most people this just seems like a coincidence or believe it to be prophecy fulfilled, but if you have done your homework and understand that the Bible is a highly-coded, mystical book that has its origins in the movements of the stars and planets as well as deep associations with the twelve signs of the Zodiac and the Sun’s passage through them, then you have a proverbial “leg-up” on the rest of the people that have no idea about these elusive origins. Well, they are not really elusive if you are brave enough to question what you believe to be true. The one thing that is clear is that the Church has been lying for a very, very long time. That’s actually very easy to prove. I have many articles on this site that can help you dive deeper if that is what you need to do at this point in your spiritual journey. If not now, then maybe in the next life. I would just “check that box” now if I were you. Who wants to have to come back here and repeat what we now can probably safely assume is the very definition of Hell? That’s what the Greek mystics believed anyway.
The Bible is not a history book, nor is it to be taken literally. Read other articles on this site to see the weight of the evidence against these perspectives. It is a book pertaining to levels of consciousness, astrotheology, and human anatomy all wrapped up in allegory. That’s it in a nutshell.
When we can understand and embrace these concepts, we can finally begin the journey of deciphering what is being said on a deeper level. We have to be able to interpret the hidden code because it is there for those that have “circumsized eyes and ears”. A spiritual circumcision is what is necessary, not lopping off little baby boys’ foreskins. I mean, did God make a mistake in giving us guys foreskins? Was the design imperfect? Of course not. Spiritual circumcision is when you associate with the higher aspect of your consciousness, not the lower, carnal aspect. Religion is where imperfection comes in and causes imbalance and confusion. The need to move away from it cannot be overstated, especially given the now overwhelming evidence against it.
I just saw recently that Pope Francis embraced same-sex civil unions. Who would’ve thought something like this would come out of the Catholic Church? Is it because the Pope has a soft heart for these people? Maybe, but I think it is actually a reflection of the continuing decline in people associating with any religion at all. Masses of people are leaving the Church in droves, and for good reason. So, from that perspective, it looks to me to be a financial move that has potential to keep the Church from entering bankruptcy. It’s a smart move spiritually and financially. We’ll see how it all plays out soon enough. Don’t get your hopes up.
Okey-dokey, let’s get into it and cover the esoterics first and finish with the astrotheological interpretation at the end.
First, let’s take a look at silver from a mystical perspective. In a great many mythological/sacred texts, symbolically, silver is a representation of the moon, as gold is a representation of the Sun. Additionally, the moon, mystically and spiritually, is a representation of the emotional nature, and this can be a higher or lower reference depending on the context of the myth. The Sun is a representation of the Higher Self, Christ Consciousness, Krishna Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness, etc.
Something to be aware of is the fact that the moon was worshipped among a great many people in ancient times, including our old buddy from the Old Testament, Abrahm/Abraham. The proof is in the pudding. See below.
Genesis 12: 1
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee”
“And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.”
Ur of the Chaldees means ‘Moon City.’ The God of the Moon, as ancient texts reveal, was the God Sin.
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Below is the proof that Sin was worshipped in Ur, Abrahm’s/Abraham’s abode.
“Sīn/ˈsiːn/ or Suen (Akkadian: 𒂗𒍪 EN.ZU, pronounced Su’en, Sîn) or Nanna (Sumerian: 𒀭𒋀𒆠 DŠEŠ.KI, DNANNA) was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian religions of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. Nanna is a Sumerian deity, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and became identified with the Semitic Sīn. The two chief seats of Nanna’s/Sīn’s worship were Ur in the south of Mesopotamia and Harran in the north. A moon god by the same name was also worshipped in South Arabia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_(mythology)
Mystically and spiritually, the moon acts like a mirror reflecting back what is shown on it; higher or lower thoughts or emotions. If it reflects your higher Christ nature, wonderful. If it reflects that you are dwelling in your lower emotional nature, then you have to get out, just as Abram is instructed to do. And what gets between the Sun and the moon to block out the light? The Earth, which is symbolic of the lower mind. The Greeks believed in five stages of human consciousness, from lowest to highest: Earth, Water, Air, Fire & the Renewed Mind, Quintessence or Perfection, and this representation is widespread in the Bible if you know how to read it. Gaskell’s Dictionary of Scripture and Myth is a great reference to begin to understand religious symbolism and what it means as far as levels of consciousness are concerned.
This is why you have to move because when you are dwelling in the lower emotions, you are dwelling in Sin. Sin is not drinking, gambling, sexual immorality or any other indiscretion we can think of. Sin is dwelling in the lower emotions, which then leads to the aforementioned acts. Abram and family were worshipping Sin, hence the instructions to “Get thee out.” Right? I mean, when reading this myth, you can clearly see the association of Ur of the Chaldees with something negative. That’s how you know it’s a lower representation of consciousness. We need to be in a higher state, therefore we need to “leave” Ur to find the “promised land” within yourself.
Okay, so now we have an association with silver and the moon, right? How can we connect the number “30” to this same concept?
We saw above that the god Sin was worshipped in the Old Testament, but what is the connection to the number “30”? Well, the god Sin is represented by the same number in Biblical gematria, where every letter has a numerical value.
“The Semitic moon god Su’en/Sin is in origin a separate deity from Sumerian Nanna, but from the Akkadian Empire period the two undergo syncretization and are identified. The occasional Assyrian spelling of DNANNA-arDSu’en-e is due to association with Akkadian na-an-na-ru “illuminator, lamp”, an epitheton of the moon god. The name of the Assyrian moon god Su’en/Sîn is usually spelled as DEN.ZU, or simply with the numeral 30, (cuneiform: 𒀭𒌍 DXXX).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_(mythology)
“In the astral-theological system he is represented by the number 30 and the moon. This number probably refers to the average number of days (correctly around 29.53) in a lunar month, as measured between successive new moons.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_(mythology)
Fascinating, right? I mean, I know this sounds far-reaching but when we diligently study the peer-reviewed consensus of mainstream scholarship we quickly come to the conclusion that none of these people actually existed, besides Pontius Pilate, Herod the Great just to name two, which are only used in an allegorical sense to convey the myth. Herod died 4 BCE which is so widely accepted that you don’t even have to research it. Google lays it out in plain English. So that whole “massacre-of-the-innocents-thing” never happened. It’s actually traceable most recently to Hinduism and the same story involving King Kansa and the prophesied son of Devaki. It’s simply been brought forward and rehashed with new characters.
“The legend of Krishna is that he was born of a married woman, Devaki, but like Maya, Buddha’s mother, she was considered to have had a miraculous conception. King Kansa was warned in a vision that the son of Devaki would destroy him, and take his place, and the child had at once to be taken away out of reach of the monarch. The king had Devaki’s earlier children put to death (“murder of the innocents”), and Krishna had to be saved, as King Cyrus was saved from the King of the Medes and Moses from the King of Egypt. Krishna, moreover, gave signs of his real divine origin soon after his birth and in his boyhood. In the end Krishna—who is most unchristlike in his amorous adventures among the milkmaids, which endear him to the unascetic Hindu—killed King Kansa, took his place, and wrought marvelous things for his people.“
“A familiar religious emblem of India was the statue of the virgin mother, Devaki and her divine son Krishna, an incarnation of the great god Vishnu. Christians say the story was taken from Christianity, but, if the Hindus were to adopt any foreign model for their own gods, they had extensive contact with Egypt and Isis and Horus would be models rather than the hero of some minute and unimportant sect of a minute and unimportant people. In fact mother and child images are age old in religion and probably go back to Mother Goddess religions.“
“Among features in common is the angel warning, and Krishna’s angel was not only thoughtful enough to warn the parents to flee, but informed the tyrant ruler, to make sure he played his proper role. Kansa, the ruler, heard an angel voice announcing that a rival ruler had been born in his kingdom. In the Christian story it was slightly hit and miss, depending upon the Magi to inform Herod almost accidentally.“
“Kansa, like Herod, set about devising a way to destroy his infant rival. Herod’s decree required the destruction of all infants under two years of age (Mt 2:16), even though he had commanded earlier that the young child should be sought diligently (Mt 2:8). Kansa decreed that active search be made for whatever young children there may be upon earth, that every boy in whom there may be found signs of unusual greatness be slain without remorse.“
“There was in a cave temple at Elephanta in India a sculpture—universally admitted to be much older than Christianity—of a king with a drawn sword, surrounded by slaughtered infants. The slaughtered infants in the cave are all boys surrounded by groups of men and women in supplication. For those with ears to hear, the story in Matthew is copied from the Hindu religion and was surely learnt from Sadhus in Alexandria or from Persia.” http://www.askwhy.co.uk/christmas/themassacreoftheinnocents.htm
Pilate said nothing about Jesus in his actual historical writings (any other of Pilate’s references to Jesus, and there are some, have been thoroughly debunked as being created between the 11th and 14 Centuries and found to be fraudulent by mainstream scholarship), and we now know that Herod died 4 BCE. They can’t help us at all. So, if the historical case falls apart with the mainstream consensus of peer-reviewed scholarship, we need to study the symbolism to understand the hidden code. Only then can we begin to understand that the Bible is a book of consciousness, astrotheology, agricultural allegory, and anatomy, period. Nothing more.
We’ve covered the mystical connection to consciousness and how to decode it, but there is another side to decode, which is the association with the Sun and the twelve signs of the Zodiac, astrotheology.
The disciples never really existed, despite the Church constantly forging evidence to the contrary. So, if they never existed, what do they represent? Twelve disciples and twelve signs of the Zodiac. It’s not a coincidence. Each Zodiac sign is a representation of an individual disciple.
The one that is relevant now is, of course, Judas Iscariot. He is a representation of the sign Scorpio, the scorpion, the back-biter, the one who stings and wounds the Sun after it passes through the Summer Solstice; astrotheology at its finest.
“The scorpion is the symbol of both wisdom and self-destruction. It was called by the Egyptians the creature accursed; the time of year when the sun entered the sign of Scorpio marked the beginning of the rulership of Typhon. When the twelve signs of the zodiac were used to represent the twelve Apostles (although the reverse is true), the scorpion was assigned to Judas Iscariot–the betrayer.” Manly P. Hall – The Secret Teachings of all Ages
Every sign of the Zodiac is associated with three “decans”, each representing 10 degrees for a total of 30 degrees. Therefore, every sign of the Zodiac being 30 degrees and there being 12 signs in total, we now have a grand total of 360 degrees, which is the original origin of the number of days in a calendar year. The additional 5 days were added later for a more accurate representation.
Remember, this is the astrotheological interpretation. So, the 30 degrees of the ecliptic (Scorpio) is the 30 pieces of silver given to Judas. Scorpio (Judas) betrays “stings” the Sun (Jesus) once it passes the Summer Solstice and begins to weaken until it “dies and resurrects” at the Winter Solstice.
Every myth in the Bible will break down in one of the ways referenced in this article. Every one.
I hope you enjoyed that one. See you in the next article!
8 thoughts on “Thirty Pieces of Silver”
Great to see you back Matt! I enjoy your writings and grateful you sharing. Hope this message finds you well
Thanks, Mike! I appreciate the warm sentiments. More articles coming in the near future.
Excellent research, interpretation and explanation
**Update**..MADE A MISTAKE,please Google (#30 Strongs Concordance KJV).This will clarify the thirty pieces of Silver.I go here whenever I hit a wall,and it clarifies everything.
Thanks for the resource, Manny. I’ll check it out.
I agree with 99 % of everything on here. Excellent work by the way thank you for taking your time sharing this information. I feel that Jesus is actually the moon and the sun. The moon dies every month for 3 days. It goes dark for 3 days or in its cave or tomb. Andn is reborn by the light the creator.
The Phoenix is also a symbol for the new moon.
Also I believe Judas could most def be scorpio. But you can’t see the constellation of Scorpio kiss the sun. You can only see the stars at night. So therefore. The moon must have entered the house of scorpio for the death of christ. The winter moon.
That’s a great observation. The sun and moon definitely factor into the equation, especially since all of these myths originated as agricultural cults.
Thanks for commenting!