Above is a new video I've just published entitled "Samson at the Great Turning-Point."
It contains a short collection of excerpts totaling about 11 minutes and 55 seconds from last week's three-hour course on the Celestial Mythology of the Bible.
Even if you've heard me explain some of the celestial aspects of the Samson cycle before, this video may give you some new insights into the ways that understanding which specific region of the heavens is being acted out in any given episode of ancient myth can point us towards the spiritual message that the myth is intended to convey.
It should also provide some additional and extremely compelling evidence which points to the conclusion that the connection between the ancient myths and the stars (including the connection between the stories of the Bible and the stars) was somehow preserved in the academies of fine art in Europe (and other parts of the world) even during the centuries in which the acceptance of a literal interpretation of the characters in the stories of the Old and New Testaments was strictly enforced.
The prevalence of artwork depicting sacred subjects (characters and episodes from the ancient scriptures of what are referred to as the Old or New Testaments of the Bible) using clear references to specific constellations in the night sky was also addressed in this previous post entitled, "What I describe in Star Myths of the Bible has already been proclaimed in art for centuries -- even millennia!"
Special thank-you to those who signed up for and attended the first-ever installment of the New Academy of Celestial Mythology & Ancient Wisdom. Future courses will be added based on interest.
The evidence that the world's ancient myths, scriptures and sacred stories are built upon a common system of celestial metaphor is extremely compelling -- even (in my opinion) conclusive and perhaps even "overwhelming."
This evidence points to the conclusion that the world's ancient traditions all share a common source -- one which predates all the most ancient known civilizations (including those of ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient China, and the ancient Indus-Saraswati civilizations).
The evidence from the world's myth -- which share a common, world-wide foundation -- thus forms an important additional body of evidence complementary to the evidence from archaeology and from the world's ancient megalithic monuments revealing enormous holes in the conventional narrative of humanity's ancient history.
The fact that the world's ancient myths, scriptures and sacred traditions appear to be built upon the same world-wide system of celestial metaphor should be seen as uniting humanity (despite the fact that mistaken literal interpretations of these same ancient scriptures and traditions have historically been used to divide humanity: the literal interpretation of the scriptures of the Bible being the primary example).
The fact that these ancient traditions are not describing literal characters or events from terrestrial history absolutely does not mean that they are not "true" -- quite to the contrary. As Alvin Boyd Kuhn has declared in Lost Light, "the sacred scriptures of the world are 1,000 times more precious as myths than as alleged history" (page 24).
I'm convinced the ancient myth system was designed to convey profound truths of great benefit to our lives, and that these ancient myths do so using a sophisticated and multi-layered "code" or "language" which enables them to "show" us things pertaining to the Invisible and the Infinite.
The above video shows just one aspect of the workings of this deep ancient system. I invite every man and woman to explore the ancient myths and sacred stories for the riches that they contain.
image: Wikimedia commons (link).