Ceres Of Events (Part 3)

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NOTE: Folks, stop what you're doing and please devote some time right now to reading this BEFORE this evening. I'm either on to something or I've finally lost it. What's new? The hits just keep on coming! It's getting to the point where it's almost like an information overload, and even though I feel compelled to try to record all of it here for us, there just never seems to be enough time in the day or rest from it all as layer upon layer is seemingly being pulled away driving me absolutely bonkers! I'll try my best - - not by my strength, but by His - - and let the rest of you fill in the blanks where I leave a gap because I know that the Look Up Fellowship community "gets it" when it comes to this stuff. I'll warn you now to pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and get comfortable because this series is going to be another long one. Then again, if you're anything like me it will be so worth it. Glory be to God!


Where do I even begin without losing everyone along the way? Events are unfolding all around us at such a quickening pace that it's very difficult to go a day without some sort of revelation it seems. Part of the Daniel 12:4 "unsealing" I'm sure.

This series titled "Ceres Of Events" is a collection of my observations over the past week up to and including today. I'll try to be as coherent as I possibly can, but will warn you that I might eventually resort to just throwing a bunch of bullet-pointed observations up here for you to read, read, and rationalize on your own because I find that I'm having a difficult time with this (like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole!). I had other columns ready to go, but feel I should delay those for the time being. In Part 1 we looked at the ancient gods' "Green Sun" motif that the so-called "secret societies" seem to be worshipping and/or expecting to return given what they believe. In Part 2 we introduced the eerie phenomenon of Ceres popping up everywhere and considered the relevance. This is Part 3.

Here's what I hope to show using the wisdom that I believe was gracefully given to me: (1) The unexplained reports across the world in recent weeks of lights in the sky, falling objects, and earthquakes are all connected; (2) Somehow this all has a connection to Ceres - - whatever that might symbolize; (3) Comet Lulin is some kind of a harbinger of doom prophetically speaking; (4) Prophecies in the Book of Revelation (as well as in Daniel and Zechariah) seem to correlate (or at the very least, they seem to evoke similar imagery) with these unprecedented events and could point to the imminent fulfillment of what we've been expecting to happen.


CERES OF EVENTS - PART 3: IS THIS THEIR ANCIENT RELIGION?


Yes, we've touched upon some VERY HEAVY ideas today in this series. I'm afraid I'm not ready for us to take a break from it all just yet. Not when you realize what it is that we might actually be witnessing unfold.

The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of Demeter (also known as Ceres) and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. Of all the mysteries celebrated in ancient times, these were held to be the ones of greatest importance. These myths and mysteries, begun in the Mycenean period (c. 1600BC) and lasting two thousand years, were a major festival during the Hellenic era, later spreading to Rome. The name of the town, Eleusís, is a variant of the noun, éleusis, arrival.

The rites, ceremonies, and beliefs were kept secret, as initiation was believed to unite the worshipper with the gods and included promises of divine power and rewards in the afterlife.

The Eleusinian Mysteries are believed to have begun about 1600 BC, during the Mycenean Age. One line of thought by modern scholars has been that these Mysteries were intended "to elevate man above the human sphere into the divine and to assure his redemption by making him a god and so conferring immortality upon him." The lesser mysteries were probably held every year; the greater mysteries only every five years. This cycle continued for about two millennia.

Under Pisistratus of Athens, the Eleusinian Mysteries became pan-Hellenic and pilgrims flocked from Greece and beyond to participate. Around 300 BC, the state took over control of the Mysteries; they were specifically controlled by two families, the Eumolpidae and the Kerykes. This led to a vast increase in the number of initiates. The only requirements for membership were a lack of "blood guilt", meaning having never committed murder, and not being a "barbarian" (unable to speak Greek). Men, women and even slaves were allowed initiation.


The outline below is only a capsule summary; much of the concrete information about the Eleusinian Mysteries was never written down. For example, only initiates knew what the kiste, a sacred chest, and the kalathos, a lidded basket, contained. The contents, like so much about the Mysteries, are unknown. However, one researcher writes that this Cista ("kiste") contained a golden mystical serpent, egg, a phallus and possibly also seeds sacred to Demeter.

There were two Eleusinian Mysteries, the Greater and the Lesser. According to Thomas Taylor, "the dramatic shows of the Lesser Mysteries occultly signified the miseries of the soul while in subjection to the body, so those of the Greater obscurely intimated, by mystic and splendid visions, the felicity of the soul both here and hereafter, when purified from the defilements of a material nature and constantly elevated to the realities of intellectual [spiritual] vision." And that according to Plato, "the ultimate design of the Mysteries...was to lead us back to the principles from which we descended,...a perfect enjoyment of intellectual (spiritual) good."

The Lesser Mysteries were held in Anthesterion (March) but the exact time was not always fixed and changed occasionally, unlike the Greater Mysteries. The priests purified the candidates for initiation (myesis). They first sacrificed a pig to Demeter then purified themselves.

The Greater Mysteries took place in Boedromion (the first month of the Attic calendar, falling in late Summer) and lasted ten days. Those who had been initiated were forbidden ever to speak of the events that took place during certain parts of the initiation. The penalty was death. The ban on divulging the core ritual of the Mysteries was thus absolute, which is probably why we know almost nothing about what transpired there.

What we do know is that the first act of the Greater Mysteries was the bringing of the sacred objects from Eleusis to the Eleusinion, a temple at the base of the Acropolis. Then the hierophants (priests or "those who show the sacred ones") declared prorrhesis, the start of the rites, and carried out the "Hither the victims" sacrifice (hiereía deúro).

The "Seawards initiates" (halade mystai) was next with the celebrants washing themselves in the sea at Phaleron. After that, the participants began the Epidauria, a festival for Asklepios named after his main sanctuary at Epidauros. This "festival within a festival" celebrated the hero's arrival at Athens with his daughter Hygieia, and consisted of a procession leading to the Eleusinion, during which the mystai apparently stayed at home, a great sacrifice, and an all-night feast (pannykhís).

The procession to Eleusis began at Kerameikos (the Athenian cemetery) from where the people walked to Eleusis, along what was called the "Sacred Way," swinging branches called bacchoi. At a certain spot along the way, they shouted obscenities in commemoration of Iambe (or Baubo), an old woman who, by cracking dirty jokes, had made Demeter smile as she mourned the loss of her daughter. The procession also shouted "Íakch', O Íakche!" referring to Iacchus, possibly an epithet for Dionysus, or a separate deity, son of Persephone or Demeter.

Upon reaching Eleusis, there was a day of fasting in commemoration of Demeter's fasting while searching for Persephone. The fast was broken while drinking a special drink of barley and pennyroyal, called kykeon. Then the initiates entered a great hall called Telesterion; in the center stood the Anaktoron ("palace"), which only the hierophantes could enter, where sacred objects were stored. Here, in the Telesterion, the initiates were shown the sacred relics of Demeter. This was the most secretive part of the Mysteries.

As to the climax of the Mysteries, there are two modern theories. Some hold that the priests were the ones to reveal the visions of the holy night, consisting of a fire that represented the possibility of life after death, and various sacred objects. Others hold this explanation to be insufficient to account for the power and longevity of the Mysteries, and that the experiences must have been internal and mediated by a powerful psychoactive ingredient contained in the kykeon drink.

Following this section of the Mysteries was the Pannychis, an all-night feast accompanied by dancing and merriment. The dances took place in the Rharian Field, rumored to be the first spot where grain grew. A bull sacrifice also took place late that night or early the next morning. That day, the initiates honored the dead by pouring libations from special vessels.The Mysteries ended the next day and everyone returned home.

Allow me to jump right in. Is this (together with what we saw in Part 1) in any way related to the Mystery Religion ("Mystery Babylon") of the so-called "secret societies" trying to advance their New World Order agenda on us all? I mean, we already know that they believe in the power of rituals and symbols and that the re-enactment of such can unlock a dark, hidden power (much too similar to last week's episode of the hit TV series "Lost" where it was explained that this is how the Oceanic Six could return to the island!).

Humor me for a moment. Remember that part about "a bull sacrifice taking place late that night or early the next morning" towards the end of this mega-ritual? Well, how ironic is it then that TODAY we read the headline "NASA Satellite Crashes Back To Earth" when the rocket - - Taurus XL (Taurus = Bull) - - carrying NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) suffered a technical glitch early this morning at 4:55am PST, that caused the satellite to crash into the ocean near Antarctica?


I mean, really, come on! What are the odds of all of this!?! Plus, the odds that the observatory was meant to orbit Earth and monitor global carbon dioxide emissions, and that data from the satellite would have helped researchers better understand distribution of the greenhouse gas, possibly improving climate models and our understanding of global warming (there's that whole "green" theme and "save the planet" theme, which Ceres - - the goddess of the planet earth - - would definitely approve of) is ridiculously astronomical (pun intended)!!! So, perhaps that was their "sacrifice" of "the bull," huh?

But there's one other crazy coincidence that bears mentioning. Triptolemus (Greek: "threefold warrior"; also known as Buzyges), in Greek mythology is always connected with Demeter (Ceres) of the Eleusinian Mysteries, and he was "primordial man." Check this out! While Demeter was searching for her daughter, having taken the form of an old woman called Doso, she received a hospitable welcome from Celeus. He asked her to nurse Demophon - - "killer of men," a counterpart to Triptolemus - - and Triptolemus, his sons by Metanira. As a gift to Celeus, because of his hospitality, Demeter planned to make Demophon immortal by burning away his mortal spirit in the family hearth every night. She was unable to complete the ritual because Metanira walked in on her one night. Instead, Demeter chose to teach Triptolemus the art of agriculture and, from him, the rest of Greece learned to plant and reap crops. He flew across the land on a winged chariot while Demeter and Persephone cared for him, and helped him complete his mission of educating the whole of Greece in the art of agriculture.


Now, while we looked at Zecharias Chapter 5 in Part 2, let's take a look at the very next chapter...

Zecharias 6:1-8 - - "And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, four chariots coming out from between two mountains; and the mountains were brazen mountains. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot piebald and ash-coloured horses. And I answered and said to the angel that talked with me, What are these, my Lord? And the angel that talked with me answered and said, These are the four winds of heaven, and they are going forth to stand before the Lord of all the earth. As for the chariot in which were the black horses, they went out to the land of the north; and the white went out after them; and the piebald went out to the land of the south. And the ash-coloured went out, and looked to go and compass the earth: and he said, Go, and compass the earth. And they compassed the earth. And he cried out and spoke to me, saying, Behold, these go out to the land of the north, and they have quieted mine anger in the land of the north."

My dear friends, the implications in all of this are absolutely staggering! Break down this section of Scripture with me because from what I found in my research of what others have said, this could be HUGE, and a sign from God to His people here on Earth to GET READY!


"Four chariots were coming from between two mountains..." Since the original text says the two mountains, most assume they are the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion. Mountains of bronze associates these mountains with strength and judgment.

"Four chariots...red horses...black horses...whites horses...dappled horses; strong steeds" The horsemen of Zechariah 1 were observers on reconnaissance. These four chariots and their horses seem to be hostile agents of God’s judgment, emissaries of His war against the earth. Some want to identify these four chariots with Daniel’s four world empires (Daniel 2 and Daniel 7), but the colors essentially are the same as the Four Horsemen in Revelation 6, the emissaries of God’s judgment! Some connect these with the angelic messengers of judgment in Revelation 7:1-3. “In the usual Scriptural symbolism red speaks of war, black of famine and death, white of victory, and grizzled of pestilence (Ezekiel 14:21, Revelation 6:18).” (Luck)

"Four spirits of heaven..." This means that these four chariots are actually four angelic beings sent from God. This means that these may not be exactly the same as the Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, but that the idea of their mission and purpose is similar. John Calvin said that these angels are compared to horsemen on chariots because “these ride swiftly as it were through the whole world to execute what God commands them.” If Zechariah had the technology of today he might picture the angels in fast cars or fighter jets, showing how swiftly and powerfully they move across the earth to accomplish God’s purpose.

"To the north country..." Two of the horses are focused on the north, where Babylon and Magog are! Nevertheless, each of the four extends to and fro throughout the earth.

Friends, I keep saying that I know that something is up even though I can't quite bring it our into clear focus. Perhaps this series will stimulate some theories on your end. If so, I encourage you to please share them in the Comments Section.

Next up, Part 4 will examine upcoming celestial events HAPPENING TONIGHT and try to wrap things up with a nice little bow.

RECOMMENDED READING:
Zechariah 6 - A King And Priest
Zechariah 5 - Two Visions Regarding The Cleansing of God’s People