The outstanding dramatic dates
of the New Testament, namely, the birth, death and resurrection of
Jesus, were timed and dated to coincide with certain astronomical
phenomena. The mystics who recorded this story noticed that at certain
seasons of the year beneficial changes on earth coincided with
astronomical changes above. In writing this psychological drama they
have personified the story of the soul as the biography of man. Using
these cosmic changes, they have marked the birth and resurrection of
Jesus to convey that the same beneficial changes take place
psychologically in the consciousness of man as he follows the law.
Even to those who fail to understand it the story of Christmas is one
of the most beautiful stories ever told. When unfolded in the light of
its mystic symbology, it is revealed as the truth of every
manifestation in the world.
This virgin birth is recorded as having taken place on December 25th
or, as certain secret societies celebrate it, on Christmas Eve, at
midnight of December 24th. Mystics established this date to mark the
birth of Jesus because it was in keeping with the great earthly
benefits this astronomical change signifies.
The astronomical observations which prompted the authors of this drama
to use these dates were all made in the northern hemisphere; so from an
astronomical point of view the reverse would be true if seen from the
southern latitudes. However, this story was recorded in the north and
therefore was based on northern observation.
Man very early discovered that the sun played a most important part in
his life, that without the sun physical life as he knew it could not
be. So these important dates in the story of the life of Jesus are
based upon the position of the sun as seen from the earth in the
After the sun reaches its highest point in the heavens in June, it
graduallly falls southward, taking with it the life of the plant world
so that by December almost all of nature has been stilled. Should the
sun continue to fall southward, all nature would be stilled unto death.
However, on December 25th, the sun begins its great move northward,
bringing with it the promise of salvation and life anew for the world.
Each day, as the sun rises higher in the heavens, man gains confidence
in being saved from death by cold and starvation, for he knows that as
it moves northward and crosses the equator all nature will rise again,
will be resurrected from its long winter sleep.
Our day is measured from midnight to midnight, and, since the visible
day begins in the east and ends in the west, the ancients said the day
was born of that constellation which occupied the eastern horizon at
midnight. On Christmas Eve, or midnight of December 24th, the
constellation Virgo is rising on the eastern horizon. So it is recorded
that this son and savior of the world was born of a virgin. It is also
recorded that this virgin mother was traveling through the night, that
she stopped at an inn and was given the only available room among the
animals and there in a manger, where the animals fed, the shepherds
found the Holy Child.
The animals with whom the Holy Virgin was lodged are the holy animals
of the zodiac. There in that constantly moving circle of astronomical
animals stands the Holy Mother, Virgo, and there you will see her every
midnight of December 24th, standing on the eastern horizon as the sun
and savior of the world starts his journey northward.
Psychologically, this birth takes place in man on that day when man
discovers his consciousness to be the sun and savior of the world. When
man knows the significance of this mystical statement, "I am the light
of the world," he will realize that his I AM, or consciousness, is the
sun of his life, which sun radiates images upon the screen of space.
These images are in the likeness of that which he, as man, is conscious
of being. Thus qualities and attributes which appear to move upon the
screen of his world are really projections of this light from within
....He will discover that his I AM is the virgin conceiving without the
aid of man, that all conceptions of himself, when felt, and fixed in
consciousness, will be embodied easily as living realities in his
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