DID YOU KNOW?
4th of July is originally the pagan festival of Old Midsummer’s Eve?
After many years of dedicated unbiased research, the purpose of this information is to be a starting point or stepping stone for everyone beginning their journey down the path of truth. We DON’T claim to know everything but as we make time for YaHuWaH, we grow and will be guided by the RuWaCh of truth, “YaHuWShuWA” (YaHuWChaNaN 16:13 "John"). Always do your OWN unbiased research and validate everything EVERYONE says. Our duty as the elect of YaHuWaH is to share the truth, NOT make people believe it. We DON’T want you to think like us, we just want you to think! #FreeThinker
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July 4th: Another Pagan Sun Worship Day
America IS a land of opportunity but despite that, its birth or roots are built on corruption, greed, money and pagan SUN worship. America is home to many brave people, but it was NEVER the land of the FREE. Regardless of what was taught in school pertaining to the history behind "Independence Day" and "the 4th of July", NOW that we are awake and can think for ourselves, us in truth (especially Negros) know that the history they told the masses is exactly that, “HIS"-story (or a one sided story) NOT what the truth is! When we remove the lies, begin researching and educating ourselves, ONLY then can we truly be FREE! The version of history we all were taught in the educational system was heavily revised to favor the nations own agenda while hiding the crimes it has committed. These deceptive acts nurtured an unrealistic sense of false patriotism used to manufacture people’s allegiance and financial support to a corporate entity that’s masquerading as "the government". Because of the lies and false sense of patriotism, countless innocent lives have been lost in various wars from soldiers who thought they were fighting for a specific cause only to find out later that is was really based on G-O-D (Gold, Oil, Drugs hence "Gad / Gawd” the deity of fortune)! Sadly, most people are NOT ready to be unplugged from this lie and many of them are so hopelessly dependent on it, that they will fight to protect the very system that has mentally enslaved them. 4th of July (originally June 23rd during midsummer solstice) is just like ALL other pagan holidays, and commercialization has helped propel this perverted holiday into another cash cow. According to the American Pyrotechnic Association, consumers in the U.S. will spend over $675 million on fireworks this summer. That figure would represent a $13 million increase over last year, and $75 million more than the sales total of 2006.
When we look at historical facts regarding Juneteenth (which is Independence Day or Freedom Day), its an American holiday that commemorates the emancipation of roughly 4 million Negro and African American slaves on June 19, 1865 (take note of that date). If you are native American, African, Hispanic or defiantly Negro (ABaRiY / Hebrew) remember in 1776 (in which the Declaration of Independence was signed) slavery was STILL in effect! This renown holiday was solely celebrated by the Europeans / Caucasians and had NOTHING to do with other minorities conditions of living! If you ask any young kid today “What is 4th of July about?”, the majority of them will say “Its the time when my family comes together to shoot off fireworks, BBQ pork ribs, eat hot dog’s (more pork), drink and have fun”. This is because in this modern-day times, there is NO physical slavery BUT back in 1776, I doubt any young minority kids were celebrating this holiday. So right off the top, if you are a minority and have any moral compass, you should be asking yourself “Why am I truly celebrating a holiday that has NOTHING to do with me or my people?" and if you are walking the QaDaSh path the main question should be "who is getting the glory?”
We understand we were all lied too, and that most of us took part in this growing up, but YaHuWaH will wink at our ignorance with grace. Remember YaHuWaH's grace covers a mistake we make (which is unintentional) but His grace will NOT cover someones continual, conscious, and intentional wrong doing. Once the truth is presented to a person, its up to that individual to then make a choice, obey YaHuWaH or continue in disobedience. Scripture reminds us that It is NOT YaHuWaH's will for anyone to perish and that He hopes everyone will repent, but when they choose to ignore His order, that then is their choice of free will (2 KaFa 3:8-9 "Peter"). Lets take a deeper look at history outside of the one sided, Babylonian HIS-story books!
Global Happenings in 1776
“Most of the stories of the Revolutionary War focus on the American land campaigns, but in fact it was a global war.” ~Larrie D. Ferreiro
Given the enormous influence of the United States in the world and the flood of information that it produces, Independence Day and its festivities are well known worldwide but this date isn’t celebrated beyond U.S. borders. The pagan traditions however (like Halloween and Christmas), most of the western world tries to replicate. Americans remember the War of Independence as a classic tale of David and Goliath, a saga of how a ragged band of citizen soldiers led by George Washington defied the odds and stood up to the vast military might of Great Britain, eventually winning their freedom and forging a new nation. At least that’s what we are taught in grade school. Yet according to historian Larrie D. Ferreiro, author of the book "Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It", that’s only a part of of the story. What started as a small rebellion in the New World by colonists against the crown soon widened, drawing in Britain’s European enemies. From there, the fighting rapidly escalated into a global struggle with action taking place in theaters far from America’s shores. The real story of the Revolution is that American was born as the centerpiece of an international coalition. Research uncovers that a decade before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, France and Spain had been planning for a war with Britain, and had already foreseen the coming American Revolution as a means to weaken their common enemy. But before they could aid that insurgency, America had to be seen as an independent nation fighting a war, and not simply engaged in a civil dispute with its mother country.
Let us not forget about what was going on in U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico in 1776, it was a war zone. The Spanish settlements, ranchos, haciendas and missions were besieged by hostile Native Americans tribes and clans of the Apache, Comanche, Karankawa, Yaqui, Tarahumara, Seri nations and the non-aligned groups of the Sierra Madre Oriental commonly called Chichimeca. Local militia units had to escort travelers as well as periodically mount campaigns against marauding tribes and clans. Cattle, horse, sheep and goat ranchos were frequently raided as were merchants and small groups traveling on the caminos real. Peace or trading treaties signed by local governments with a specific tribe or clan were not respected by other tribes or clans, EVEN when they belonged to the same Native American Nation, hence the continuous war zone status in that region.
Today people in Texas and the U S. Southwest forget that events in 1776 in the British colonies were a foreign affair. The July 4th Declaration of Independence, rebellion and eventual union of the thirteen former British Colonies into a new country called the United States of America all occurred in a foreign country. Spanish American citizens from Texas and Louisiana might have assisted the British American rebels but it was nonetheless intervention in a foreign affair in a foreign country. El Diario (the first daily newspaper is published in Mexico City), though heavily censored by Spanish authorities, the newspaper begins to affirm a distinctly Mexican identity. This identity is reflective of a new generation of criollos (the descendants of Spaniards born in Mexico) and mestizos (the descendants of mixed marriages between Spaniards and native Indian peoples) who resent the privileged rule of gachupines (Spanish born administrators, merchants and land owners) and begin to discuss the possibility of independence from Spain. El BajareZo (one of the earliest Spanish language newspapers) published a write up in San Antonio, Texas. Due to the vigilante persecution of Mexicans in California, the newspaper article was outspoken in denouncing the abuse of Mexicans who are often lynched by mob violence. So why would the natives and those in Texas / the U. S. Southwest have a desire to celebrate the 4th of July? After all, many who live in the U.S. today are direct descendants of families that originally settled in Texas and the U.S. Southwest long before the creation of the United States and Mexico. So again why celebrate an incident that occurred in 1776 in a foreign country?
Whether people celebrate the 4th of July in the U.S. with or without fireworks, this "sense" of patriotism (conditioning) is not always practiced and the political belief that “all men are created equal” falls by the way side. This American conditioning gives people a false "thought or belief" that all people have the inherent right of self government, freedom of religious expression and freedom of the press. Bottom line, people are celebrating the thoughts that where written on a piece of paper (by masons w/ hidden agendas) that changed NOT only the British American colonies, but the world.
Historical research proves that the enslavement of Native Americans by European colonists, was common. Many of these Native slaves were exported to the Northern colonies and to off-shore colonies, especially the "sugar islands" of the Caribbean. Historian Alan Gallay estimates that from 1670 to 1848, British slave traders sold between 24,000 and 51,000 Native Americans from what is now the southern part of the U.S. Following the invasion by U.S. troops, the "loitering or orphaned Indians" were de facto enslaved in the new state from statehood in 1850 to 1867. Slavery required the posting of a bond by the slave holder and enslavement occurred through raids and a four-month servitude imposed as a punishment for Indian vagrancy.
1776 The Birth of the Illuminati
Johann Adam Weishaupt (a German philosopher, and professor) founded the Order of the Illuminati, a secret society. The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776. The society's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. "The order of the day," they wrote in their general statutes, "is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them." The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through edict by the Bavarian ruler Charles Theodore with the encouragement of the Catholic Church
July 4th in the USA falls in midsummer
Pagan Year Wheel
Just like Saturnalia (which takes place in the winter solstice), midsummer solstice is its the flip side. The pagan festivities held during this ancient time is ridden with sacrifice and is sacred in the pagan cultures. Due to the calendar change, it was moved to July 4th so that it would fit in with the ancient pagan / Wiccan / Druid / Witchcraft calendar, which was a day of human sacrifice (3rd century BCE). July 4th is the day of the year planet Earth is furthest from the SUN. When you do your research on the ancient summer solstice, you’ll find the observances held at holy places like Stonehenge, Chichen Itza, and you may have seen the performance of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", but sadly only a few know the true meanings of Midsummer Eve / Day, their rituals, and or what pagan, mythology beliefs lay behind them. The summer solstice, around which the Midsummer festival was celebrated (originally the evening-night of June 23 and the day of the 24th), is the flip side of the winter solstice and Christmas. The SUN was at its height, the day was at its longest, the season was warm, and vegetation was full and still green. For the pagans this season seemed magical, but this time also marked the beginning of the slow and inevitable weakening of the SUN over the next half year. In the book The Mythology of Ancient Britain the mythical “Oak King” ruled when the SUN was waxing, while the opposing “Holly King” (who ruled over the waning sun), began his rule on the summer solstice. The “Oak King” on the other had withdrew to the circumpolar stars, which never disappear below the horizon even in winter. On the winter solstice, people celebrated the beginning of the return of the SUN. Depending on which one of these deities you side with, these seasons my be viewed negatively, but the masses always make the holidays into something positive (although ALL based on SUN worship). Such major transitions in nature and the changing seasons never fail to kindle human emotions and imaginations, hence producing myths, traditions and rituals.
Hundreds come to witness the Midsummer solstice at Stonehenge
Hundreds come to witness the shadow of the snake ALaHiYM during the Midsummer solstice at Chichen Itza
a typical Midsummer Eve bonefire ritual
Midsummer Eve was one of the spirit nights of the year when the boundaries between the worlds were thin and porous. During this time evil spirits, demons and witches are very active. Men were proverbially subject to fairy tricks and queer fancies (from Fantasy), as portrayed by Shakespeare. In fact, during this season farmers, animals and crops were particularly exposed to disease; farmers also needed continued SUN together with enough rain to ensure a successful crop. It is therefore not surprising that the Midsummer festival, even with Christians, was one marked by agrarian paganism, centering around the SUN, fire and water. This festival was most important in the north of Europe – the Nordic lands, Russia, the British Isles and Ireland – where the SUN is weakest and the growing season the shortest. In these climes Midsummer was the most important festival of the year. The main Midsummer Eve rituals centered around fires which were lit at nightfall and the purpose was to stimulate the now waning sun to remain as strong as possible through the rest of the growing and pasturing season. This Midsummer Eve ritual was of sympathetic magic since the fire was looked upon as a miniature version of the sun. Part of the ritual involved jumping over the fire, several times (repetition is important in magic) and both forward and backwards (which imitated the sun oscillating through the seasons). In doing this, the leapers would secure protection and good fortune for themselves. When the flames were still high, the leaping participants were strapping youths of the village, competing with one another. As the flames died down, women and couples also leaped to secure a good marriage, ensure that they would have children, and to receive blessings.
a couple ritualistically jump over the fire to secure a good marriage
A ceremonial fire wheel / sun disk stuffed with hay lit on fire to symbolize the burning sun
Another solar-fire ritual was to roll a flaming wheel down a hill and into a river or lake at the bottom, if there was one. The wheel symbolized the wheel (circle) of the seasons, as well as the SUN-disk. The sun as a wheel is an ancient symbol, often depicted in the form of a wheeled chariot being driven across the sky; the swastika is another version of the SUN-wheel in motion. In this ritual, the wheel was stuffed with straw or hay (the yellowish color of which resembled the SUN) so that the wheel itself was barely visible, and in many cases an axle protruded a meter or so on each side, which people used to guide it down the hill. The idea was for it to roll all the way to the bottom, into the water if any; if it did not roll all the way down, the harvest would be bad. This rite was dramatically depicted in Andrei Tarkovsky’s film "Andrei Rublev", showing the ancient pagan Russian Midsummer Eve known as Kupala Night. Actually, many if not most Midsummer Day rituals had more to do with women than men. Women performed various rites and uttered spells to help them get married, have children, and so forth. With all this emphasis on females, fertility and women hood, Its NO surprise that "Mother’s Day" leads right up to the solstice. Midsummer Eve was a natural occasion for romance, lust and many couples retreated to the forest to fornicate or copulate. As an old Swedish proverb went, “Midsummer Night is not long but it sets many cradles rocking.” Essentially just like Saturnalia and Lupercalia, the midsummer solstice festivals are all about sex, lust and fun.
Sweden's Midsummer to Eastern Europe's Kupala, the day celebrates love, lust and fertility.
The ancient midsummer Slavic ritual known as "Night of the Lovers", can be compared to the ancient pagan Lupercalia festival. Unlike the Roman festival which took place in the day, the Slavic ritual took place in the shortest night of the year, and was exclusively for the mating of young couples. Kupala Night, Sobotka, and St.John's BaAL Night, are today the most common names for the event. Pagan Christianity, got rid of the elements of sexual perversion, intoxication with alcohol, herbs, magic and witchcraft. Only the emotional involvement of young lovers has remained unchanging along with the accompanying of fun, fortune telling and wishful thinking. Songs, dance, and joy of new generations give the old perverted rituals new character.
Ritualistic erected, summer birch pole dance
Another feature of Midsummer Day in different locations (especially in Wales and in England), was the erection of a decorated pole (phallic "penis" symbol) in town similar to a May Pole but called the “summer birch.” This was often in connection with fairs / festivals held in towns on that day. Villages competed to have the best pole, and often they steal them from one another. Like the flaming wheel rolling down the hill and Russian girls floating wreaths in water, Midsummer Eve, is when the "divine one" was omnipresent and was an auspicious time for divination. This tradition has transcended time and is still practiced into the modern day. It was also thought that divining rods should be cut on Midsummer Day. The old Midsummer rites suffered a blow during the Protestant reformation and again later when people simply stopped believing in the efficacy of the magical rites practiced on the occasion. In the British Isles and in Ireland some of the festivities continued through the 19th century mainly as amusements, while the traditions remain strong in the Nordic countries, especially Sweden. In recent decades they have been taken up again in Neopagan circles, and also as public and tourist attractions. In America, July 4th effectively serves as its solstice holiday. Think about that next time you are in ah of the fireworks and see the revolving fiery St. Catherine pin wheel.
revolving fiery St. Catherine wheel at the state fair during July 4th
Satan combines portions of the truth with lies, takes old pagan traditions, mixes them with a bit of the truth, repackages it with a pretty bow and represents it to the world as harmless fun. Some of the best-documented examples of the survival of pagan ritual into the modern era are the traditional bonfires on June 23. A small-scale of descendants from the great Celtic Fire Festival of Midsummer’s Eve, celebrate the summer solstice in this manner. The midsummer festival lay exactly opposite the winter solstice in the cycle of the year, and the summer revelry was a mirror image of that in December, perhaps even more riotous in the more temperate weather. The focus of the festival was fire, used to bring the life-giving power of the SUN god down to earth. There were huge bonfires on every hilltop. Some communities built a giant wooden wheel, wrapped it in tar-soaked rags, ignited it and set it rolling down the slope of the nearest hill. Men and women with blazing torches would run in huge clockwise circles around farm fields to ensure the health of the crop. After the fire rituals, the people would feast drink and be merry long into the night.
June 24 became the national day of Quebec, July 1 Canada Day and July 4 U.S. Independence Day all based on the same fire / SUN worship of summer solstice, and also bell ringing is was very popular (U.S. features the Liberty Bell). Muskets and cannons were fired, along with thousands of fires lit. Even after all of Britain was converted to pagan Christianity, these older pagan customs still survived. In rural communities, bonfires continued to be lit on Midsummer’s Eve. Later generations added fireworks to the festivities. According to Pagan historian Ronald Hutton, these customs have “a recorded history of almost two millennia, stretching back into the pagan past.”
Us who are in the truth DON'T just go along with the masses, we are NOT sheep, NO we dig because the RuWaCh of truth is in us and we strive to shew ourselves approved unto YaHuWaH (2 Timothy 2:25). We know how YaHuWaH feels about spiritual adultery unto Him, we immediately make the correction because we love Him!
Another midsummer solstice celebration is Litha which is a tradition held by the Anglo sax-sons. Any deities of the SUN, Horned Gods, Mother Nature goddesses, harvest, animals, fertility, and the earth are worshiped at this time. Purging is a main theme of Litha and like research shows ancient Europeans liked to celebrate these festivals by lighting things on fire! Summer Solstice is the opposite power of Winter Solstice, and is the longest night. While the Moon is the dominant force for Winter Solstice, the energy is overwhelmingly feminine, at Summer Solstice, and the SUN is king with masculine energy permeating all existence. This day typically falls around June 21st. Summer Solstice marks the zenith of the SUN and from this point on, the days will gradually shorten toward the call of winter yet again. The truest definition of astrological Summer Solstice is when the SUN is at its most Northern position touching the Tropic of Cancer. Just as it did at Winter Solstice, the SUN appears to stand still at the Summer Solstice, reminding us that “Sol” means “SUN” and “stice” means “to stand still.” Because of the balance it represents, it is considered extremely good luck if a Full Moon falls directly on the date of the Summer Solstice.
The Native American Sun Worship Dance
The Native American people of the Plains Tribes celebrated Midsummer with their SUN Dance, which lasted up to four days. They would ritualistically connect Heaven and earth with a “SUN Pole” (phallic "penis" symbol) and male puberty rites took place at this time. The purpose of the ritual was for purification, renewal of themselves and of the earth. Purging and purification from evil of the old with the coming of the new SUN and new beginning was one of the believes of this pagan tradition. Truly, there is not a single holiday where the Europeans did not set giant piles of things on fire into huge conflagrations, so expect to see that during each of the holiday's worldwide. Bonfires burned throughout Europe as the Midsummer was celebrated. The fires were set so that the fields were downwind and the smoke carried over the crops to bless them. Torches were lit from the fires and taken into homes to and around the cattle areas to bless and protect them. How interesting is it that the movie "The First Purge" (which is a film about purging crime and evil) is releasing on July 4th.
The Gregorian Calendar
Old Midsummer’s Eve in now on July 4th
On the 15th October 1582 time changed. The people of several European countries went to bed and woke up eleven days later. The reason was that some of the continent’s major Catholic countries, including Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain, switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian. This calendar change has to do with Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585), who changed the scope of the Julian calendar. During the sixteenth century, the calendar was ten (or eleven days give or take leap years) slow, as the Romans’ during the reign of Julius Caesar was ten days behind the SUN. Under Pope Gregory’s orders, a more accurate calendar was constructed and the Julian calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar. The correction of the drifting of the calendar away from the astronomically fixed moments of the solstices and equinoxes was the very reason for the Gregorian reform (so that the date of Easter could be reliably calculated by the Church). Ten days were “skipped” in October of 1582 to realign the calendar correctly with the SUN.
However, many non-Catholic countries did not go along with this calendar change for years, so England did not adopt the modern Gregorian calendar until 1752 (one hundred and seventy years later). With the old Julian calendar eleven days behind the new Gregorian calendar, it was necessary to drop the eleven days. In the 1752 reform in Britain, the old Julian calendar was eleven days off, which required the change made wherein the 11:59 PM September 2, 1752 was followed by 12:00 AM September 14, 1752. This was how the people of Europe came to celebrate Old Midsummer’s Eve on July 4th (eleven days after June 23). Many people found it hard to accept that eleven days had just disappeared, so they continued to refer to holidays by the old Julian calendar by the word “old” before the holiday. The “new” date of July 4th was actually the “old” June 23rd. As a result, instead of celebrating Midsummer’s Eve on June 23th, many celebrated Old Midsummer’s Eve on July 4th. When you celebrate 4th of July, think of all those sexual perverted acts that took place and that blazing Catherine / torture wheels give devotion and honor to the SUN.
a painting of St Catherine SUN rays behind her head
One of the most popular women of the Middle Ages, St. Catherine (a Christian / SUN worshiper) was thought to have been a 4th century philosopher in Alexandria who was martyred in the Great Persecution of Diocletian. Her biography indicates she was tortured on the wheel and finally beheaded; her relics were taken by “angels” (a euphemism commonly used to mean monks) to the monastic settlement on Mount Sinai. A monastery-fortress was built there by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the 6th century; extremely rare and priceless icons and manuscripts have survived there because it was so remote. Her feast day, on November 24 or 25 (in various places), was one of the most popular holidays of the year. It was said that if there was snow on St. Catherine’s day, it would be a hard winter. If an unmarried girl wanted a husband or a married woman wanted to be rid of a bad husband, she should fast on St. Catherine’s day and the saint would either produce a husband or reform / dispatch him as required.
Because of St. Catherine’s association with the wheel, the “St. Catherine’s wheel” firework is probably the first association modern people think of. In the Middle Ages the use of the wheel as an instrument of torture was a frequent sight in town squares across Europe. People would be tortured on the wheel in several ways but the worst — though least known today — was lacing the broken limbs of a victim through the spokes of the wheel and then spinning the victim to induce nausea as well as pain.
Independence Day American Holiday
The 18th century in Britain was a time of the great emigrations to America. In particular it saw the emigration of Scottish, northern English and northern Irish borderers to what was then the North American back country, settling in the hollows and hills of Appalachia, the great mountain chain that stretches along America’s eastern rim. These were an independent, hard-headed people who believed in doing things their own way, and their own way meant, as often as not, the old way, the way they’d always done things. This was especially the case with matters of the seasons and the calendar. Many of them had arrived in America before the calendar change, and many districts in the mountains clung stubbornly to Old Christmas and to the calendar that, for everyone else in the Western world, was now eleven days late.
Meanwhile, the American colonies fought a war of independence, and when they had won it, they thought it fitting to designate a national day of celebration. They chose the fourth day of July, to commemorate, so they said, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Was that the only reason for their choice? Back up in the hills, "Old Christmas" still hung on like mist in a hollow. And if" Old Christmas" lingered, what about its opposite number, the other great feast of pagan Europe, Midsummer’s Eve? Just as we look eleven days past Christmas to find Old Christmas, we would look eleven days past June 23—current Midsummer’s Eve—to find Old Midsummer’s Eve. Is it there, buried beneath the Gregorian calendar? Find a calendar and count for yourself, eleven days past June 23rd. You’ll land neatly and definitively on… the 4th of July.
Two nights of fiery spectacle and festivity, layered right on top of each other. Is this coincidence? Or were the druids / masonic Founding Fathers of America's "secret order" dedicated to reviving the Old pagan Religion / traditions in the New World? Was old paganism a way to break free of the new pagan Church of England—a pillar of the English state-- just as constitutional democracy was a way to break free of the crown of England? Was Ben Franklin ever observed dancing around a bonfire (originally bone-fire) with antlers on his head and a bellyful of mead? Was J.R.R. Tolkien trying to tell us something when he made Gandalf (the arch-Druid), the master of fireworks? Either way, someone snuck "Old Midsummer’s Eve" into the American calendar. Those old Celts in the hills sent a lot of volunteers off to the Continental Army, and they provided the new nation with several presidents. When the federal government was casting about for suggestions (via a national holiday), the representatives from the back country had just the thing. They knew that there were two great times for festivity in the year. One was Christmas (which was already claimed by the pagan Christian church), but the other one was there for the taking "Old Midsummer’s Eve".
BaAL Fire St. John's EVE
The scriptures reminds us time and time again what type of condemnation comes upon a worshiper of BaAL, but some may be surprised to know that there is a custom in Northumberland (a county in North East England) of lighting "BaAL fires" on St. John's Eve, which is a relic of ancient BaAL (SUN / solar deity) worship. The identity between the celebration of the pagan rite of old and of the modern remainder is too obvious to be doubted. The ancients passed their children through the fire, and the villagers at Whalton used to jump over and through the flames as seen from many cultures establishing a genuine worship for fire. Of the Whalton custom a modern writer says:--" As midsummer approaches, much wood is marked out for the bonfire, sometimes with the consent of local farmers. When this has been cut, it is brought into the village with a certain amount of formality. On the evening of the 4th July a cart is borrowed and loaded with branches of faggots, some of the men get into the shafts, more are hooked on by means of long ropes, and then, with a good deal of shouting and horn blowing, the lumbersome vehicle is run down into the village." The same site for the fire is chosen year after year, and it has never been changed. The whole village en masses to see the bonfire built. The children join hands and dance round the stack of wood / branches until they are tired; youths and maidens also dance a little distance away. At dark a cry is raised: "Light her!" Soon the whole village is illuminated by a huge blaze, and the BaAL fire is at its height. No ceremony follows, but tradition says people used to jump over the fire and through it, a tradition which is well founded, for we have strong evidence of such practices in Scotland and Ireland.
A painting created in 1906 of the traditional Danish Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen (Denmark) Beach
Bonfires in the Croatian regions were they still keep alive St. John's tradition
Baptism of fire: newly wed girls leap over BaAL flames as part of ancient traditional cleansing ceremony
Midsummer Solstices on July 4th
The pagan tradition from England called BaAL’s Fire or "Old" Midsummer’s Fires is on July 4 (due to calendar change by pope Gregory 1582). Continues Saxon solstice worship:
"BaAL Fire Whalton Northumberland. Midsummer bonfire on Old Midsummer Day. Fertility ritual for crops. July 4th."
"Those who have witnessed the bonfires lighted up on the mountains of Mona on old Midsummer eve will perhaps have suggested to them the Boal-tyn, or BaAL's fire, and see some connection still subsisting between ourselves and the eastern fire worshipers."
"Northumberland is England’s most northerly county…Experience the centuries old Midsummer Eve BaAL Fire Ceremony at Whalton. When the bonfire flames leap and the sparks flash the adjacent inn, the villagers celebrate an age-old custom linked to the pagan worship of the SUN."
"The word solstice is derived from Latin and means ‘SUN stands still’…The Saxons began their year at the midwinter solstice, and the summer solstice marked its mid-point.
"In ancient Rome the midsummer solstice was sacred to Juno, the Queen of Heaven and guardian of the female sex… The rites of the goddess Ishtar and her lover Tammuz were celebrated at Midsummer in the Middle East, though further north they were celebrated at the vernal equinox. The month of Tammuz corresponds to our June / July…Midsummer fires once blazed all across Europe and North Africa…
"The word ‘bonfire’ has an unclear etymology…In the thirteenth century it was recorded that in Shropshire there were three types of fire, one of bones only called a bonfire, one of wood only called a wakefire, and a third of bones and wood called St. John’s Fire…
"While the solstice generally falls around the 21st June Midsummer Eve is fixed as the 23rd June, St. John’s Eve, and Midsummer Day as St. John’s Day, the 24th June. Then again, you may read of Old Midsummer Eve and Old Midsummer Day in early July.
"It is generally accepted that the Christian missionaries persuaded the old Pagans to move their celebrations of the summer solstice to the Feast of St. John the Baptist on 24th June, thus pegging a moveable solstice feast to a definite date. At least part of the confusion results from changes made to the calendar. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII wiped out ten days from the old Julian calendar to make it astronomically correct.
"However, the Gregorian calendar was not adopted in Britain until 1752 and Ireland until 1782, by which time eleven days had to be dropped. Some towns refused to move their holiday, and Whalton in Northumberland still lights its fires on Old Midsummer Eve, 5th July. From the evidence it seems that the Midsummer festival was a general holiday held over several days around the solstice…© Anna Franklin"
So July 4 or 5 is Old Midsummer’s Day and slightly reworked to become the Fourth in USA. Celebrating works of fire a day to Baal from Britain.
· "The Celtic Almanac…July 4 Bale Fire celebrations (Whalton, Northumberland, Scotland)…July 5 Old Midsummer’s Day”
· "Festivals in Penzance & West Cornwall [England]…The lively and colourful Golowan Festival – Gol-Jowan in the Cornish Language meaning ‘Feast of John’ – takes place during the last two weeks of June based in Penzance and is a celebration of the midsummer Feast of St. John and of ancient, Celtic traditions…a stupendous fireworks display…"
World Midsummer Solstice Fire Worship
Japanese solstice or summer feast and fires (year 2000):
"July 2: Oouchi Juku Hange Matsuri… this festival celebrates the summer solstice …July 21: Urabandai Hi No Yama Matsuri Bon odori and fireworks are among the events planned for this festival…
"July 22-23 The 52nd Annual Bandai Festival This legendary fire festival will be held in Inawashiro-machi Chuo Shotengai Menuki Dori… July 24: Fire Festival Approximately 4000 fireworks are shot into the sky at this event in Odaka-machi…Late July: Fukushima Summer Festival Firework displays highlight the evening sky at this event."
"The largest festival of the year in Alicante [Spain] takes place the week before the colloquium, ending on St. John’s Day (June 24th, Thursday), the Catholic observance of the summer solstice. This festival includes street parties, evening fireworks, and the setting on fire of just-constructed carton monuments."
Swedes’ solstice feast, maypole more than May 1: "June 17 – Midsommars Dag…Swedish summer solstice festival, with Swedish music, folk dancing, decorating and raising of the maypole."
USA’s flag and fire days (June 14 and July 4) are centered 10 days from June 24.
"Midsummer in Finland…The festival is celebrated [now] on the Saturday that falls between 20th June and 26th June."
Sometimes maypoles flew the national flag as in England. In early USA, maypoles became liberty poles, then flag poles.
Freemasons Keeping Both Solstices
The Masons who founded the USA carried their pagan, summer solstice worship into it. These are just a few FACTS you can find regarding the founding fathers of America and them keeping the pagan traditions. The following presidents where Masons:
George Washington "Mason"
James Monroe "Mason"
The day called St. John’s day, is the 24th of June, and is what is called Midsummer-day. The SUN is then arrived at the summer solstice…the 24th of June is always taken for Midsummer-day; and it is in honor of the SUN, which has then arrived at his greatest height in our hemisphere, and not any thing with respect to St. John, that this annual festival of the Masons, taken from the Druids, is celebrated on Midsummer-day.
Andrew Jackson "Mason"
Although ‘Lodges’ had existed for centuries, four of the ‘old’ Lodges met in London on St. John the Baptist’s Day, June 24, 1717, and formed the first Grand Lodge of England, thereafter known as the Premier Grand Lodge of the world…The American colonial Masonic organizations stemmed from this Grand Lodge of England and were formed soon after 1717.
James K. Polk "Mason"
The festival days set aside for these two saints by Freemasonry are June 24, for Saint John the Baptist and December 27, for Saint John the Evangelist. Both of these dates coincide with the Summer and Winter Solstices respectively…
James Buchanan "Mason"
Prior to pagan Christianity, the celebration of the change of the seasons were marked with many pagan celebrations. For example, December 25 was already a major festival in the pagan Roman world. The Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, or "Birthday of the Unconquered SUN", falling within the week-long celebration of the Saturnalia, was a feast honoring the renewal of the SUN at the winter solstice. "It included feasting, sexuality, dancing, lighting bonfires, decorating homes with greens, and giving gifts. The early Church wanted these pagan festivals stopped but they were very popular with the people and they continued to celebrate them. The solution to the problem was simple; substitute Christian meanings and Saints to these holidays and continue to celebrate them. Therefore, the celebration of the summer solstice became the Festival of Saint John the Baptist and the celebration of the winter solstice became the Festival of Saint John the Evangelist
Andrew Johnson "Mason"
Early U.S. parades were performed by Masons, the only rich group that could afford to show their pomp and regalia. A Mason describes Masonic celebration of St. John’s Days, the summer one (of red, white, blue and Uncle Sam) resembles Independence Day:
James A. Garfield "Mason"
The Revolutionary War was a distinctly Masonic enterprise. The Boston Tea Party was organized in St. Andrew’s Lodge, at an adjourned meeting, and every member of the party which threw tea into the harbor was a member of that Lodge. Paul Revere was Junior Warden of that Lodge and the man who set the lantern in the Old South Church was also a member. More than 50 of the 56 signees of the Declaration of Independence were members of the Masonic Fraternity.
William McKinley "Mason"
All but four of five of the members of the Constitutional Convention were Masons. Richard Henry Lee, who moved the resolution of Independence in the Continental Congress, was a Mason. Lee, and all five members of that committee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston, were members of the order.
Theodore Roosevelt "Mason"
"…[The 1st] American flag was made by the widow of John Ross, a Mason. Washington took the oath of office as President of the United States upon the Bible brought from St. John’s Lodge No.1, New York and the oath was administered by Chancellor Livingston, Grand Master, of the State of New York. The Governors of every one of the original 13 States at the time Washington was inaugurated were Masons.
William Howard Taft "Mason"
"…All of Washington’s brigadier generals except one were Masons. The Constitution of the United States was written by Masons."
Warren G. Harding "Mason"
George Washington is recorded keeping five St. John’s Days, 3 Baptist’s and 2 Evangelist’s Days with Masonic customs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt "Mason"
“The conversion of the Julian dates into Gregorian dates, had in fact been imposed by Pope Gregory XIII in October 1582 but, in fact, was not adopted into the American colonies until 1752, by coincidence the same year that George Washington was initiated in Freemasonry at Fredericksburg. According to the old Julian calendar the 21 June was no longer the summer solstice but, instead, fell on the 4th of July of the new Gregorian calendar… Freemasons consider their own ‘New Year’ to begin at the summer solstice, which in the old Julian calendar would be the ‘4th July’.”
Harry S. Truman "Mason"
Gerald R. Ford "Mason"
To come full circle from the beginning of this Midsummer Eve dating exposition, considering that Americans celebrate the birthday of the country, when The Declaration of Independence, approved on July 4, 1776. FACT: July 4th was once known as "Old Midsummer Eve" or "Little St. John's Day" in parts of England, due to the calendar changes of 1752, the date of Midsummer was moved.
For those who are NOT walking in the truth, realize that the Masonic Founding Fathers picked July 4th - NOT to be free from Royal Monarch rule, but as a hidden celebration of SUN Worship (BaAL / Nimrod) that goes back to the ancient times. We know that ALL these pagan practices were going to on way before YaHuWShuWA was even born! (Deuteronomy 12:1-4)
YaRaMiYaHuW 10:2 "Jeremiah"
2 Thus saith YHWH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
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Unlearn, Deprogram and Re-think EVERYTHING you were taught!
NOW that you know the truth, when it comes to celebrating the holidays, ask yourself these questions: 1) "Who is getting the glory if I celebrate this holiday? and 2) If the Creator was right next to me, would he be pleased if I took part in this? (Colossians 3:17, 23 and 1 Corinthians 10:31)
Once the truth is given to a person, and if that person says they TRULY love the Creator, they are expected to make an immediate change, NOT take their sweet time getting there when they feel like it!
30 And the times of this ignorance YHWH winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent
If you DON'T believe us regrading these facts, GOOD! Go do your own research and find out for yourself, but NOW you can't say you didn't know! 2 KhAPhA 2:21 "Peter"