The nature of Truth in the doorway between Pisces and Aquarius
This article was originally posted in 2013 and is reposted today in honor of Jupiter entering Pisces. As we transition into the Aquarian Age, we are leaving the traits of Pisces behind. We usually think of Pisces as being Neptune-ruled since Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces and explains the dreamy and imaginative nature of Pisces. Neptune is associated with magic and spirituality, but also with delusion and the negation of the Self – all characteristics of the 2000 year domination of the world by Christianity. Note the astrological cardinal cross that creates the halo around the head in this image.
I am reading Reza Aslan’s book Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. I have been waiting for this book for years – it is a beautifully written history of the times in which the historical Jesus was born and spent his years as one of many Jews fighting the oppression of the Roman overlords.
One interesting point made in this book, which I have never heard before, is the distinction between “facts” and “truths.” Aslan says:
How we define history, in the modern world, as a collection of observable and verifiable facts, is wholly a product of the modern age. That definition of history is a couple of hundred years old. It would make no sense at all to the gospel writers or frankly to the ancient mind, for whom history was not about uncovering facts but about revealing truths. This is, admittedly, a very difficult concept for modern people, not just Christians, but just modern people to understand that what they call history didn’t exist 300 years ago and so when I question some of the “historical claims of the […]