BEFORE YOU READ THIS:
This is an article that describes interesting aspects of the ancient Celtic world, at least aspects that I “personally” consider interesting. I believe that there were some strange similarities between the Druids and between ancient Israel. Keep in mind that I’m not one of those folks who is trying to “Christianize” the rich and glorious heritage of the Celts, I’m just making a comparison that makes sense to me. I also believe that if we really analyze the Biblical Jesus we find certain qualities that are connected with ancient European paganism (check out the book “The mysteries of Mithras” [the pagan belief that shaped the Christian world], by Payam Nabarz).
Like I said, this is just an article offering a different perspective.
ANCIENT ISRAEL, STONES, AND THE CELTS.
Anyone who has studied the Celtic world knows that stones were a very important element of their practices. All one has to do is look at the unique ancient monument called Stonehenge (S. England) that in turn resembles the Gilgal Rephaim of ancient Canaan.
If we look in the Bible we see that ancient Israel seemed to have some type of “unusual connection” with stone worship. Jeremiah 2:26-27 implies that Biblical Israel worshipped trees and stones just like the Druids:
“As the thief is ashamed when is found out, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they and their kings, and their princes, and their priests and their prophets, saying to a tree, ’you are my father’, and to a stone, ’you gave birth to me’.”
Based on this passage some Israelite tribe must have worshipped the duality of nature through trees and stones. This is ‘reinstated’ in Jeremiah 3:9:
“So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.”
This stone veneration goes all the way back to Jacob. When he was running away from his brother Esav (Esav or “Esau” sounds very similar to the Celtic deity named “Esus”) he arrived at a mystical place that he recognized as the gate of heaven. It almost sounds as if Jacob somehow landed on a Stonehenge kind of place! Genesis 28:11 says that he took one of the stones, put it at his head, and laid down in that place to sleep. After Jacob had his “prophetic dream” he took the stone and turned it into a pillar. Genesis 28:18 says that he poured oil on it and Genesis 28:22 states that he defined the stone as “God’s house” (on Maccabees II Chapter 1:31 we see Jews consecrating large stones). Some scholars believe that the tale of Jacob in Bethel is connected with the Dream Stele of Pharaoh Thutmoses IV (the dream stele was a ‘large stone’ right in front of the Sphinx).
This is not the only event in which Jacob has a magical connection with stones. When he made a covenant with Laban the following happened:
“So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. Then Jacob said to his brethren, ‘gather stones’. And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there on the heap. Laban called the place Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed,…”
It is extremely interesting that “Galeed” (just like the word “Galilee”) sounds almost like “Gaelic”, the ancient tongue of the Celts. These passages of Genesis do not prove that ancient Israel had a connection with the Celts who once lived in Galata/Turkey but, it appears like there is “some type” of remote connection.
When Joshua Ben Nun was conquering Canaan very weird things associated with stones took place. Joshua 10:11 says for example that “the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them (on the Caananites) as far as Azekah…”
Stones falling from the sky? Strange! I believe these would be the kind of stones that would have been venerated even with human sacrifices. In fact, Judges 9:5 says that a folk named Abimelech (Abimelech means “father and king”) killed 70 of his brothers on a stone at Ophrah. I’m not saying that this particular stone had something to do with the strange “heavenly rocks” of the times of Joshua. I’m just saying that there is a resemblance between ancient Israel and the Celtic world.
The stuff that is described in Joshua 4:9 sounds like the kind of thing that the Druids would do to honor Teutates (a water deity). After the waters of the Jordan split allowing the Israelites to pass they erected twelve memorial stones:
“Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day.”
Oh but there is more to Joshua:
“Then Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God. And he took a large stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.”
Joshua 24:27 continues saying that the stone “had heard all the words of the Lord which he spoke.” Joshua definitely sounds like a mystic Druid in this passage! Does he not? In fact, when one reads the book of Joshua one feels as if the Biblical Israelites were conquering the British isles instead of Palestine.
As far as the New testament goes, there we also find elements of a “potential” Celtic scent. On Mathew 3:9 for example Jesus tells the Pharisees that God is able to raise sons to Abraham from stones. On Matthew 7:9 we see this type of symbolism again (stones are mentioned in connection to bread). On John 1:42 Jesus renames Peter “Cephas” which means stone and on Matthew 21:44 Jesus compares himself to a stone. On Peter I 2:7 Jesus is called “the chief corner stone”, the stone which the builders rejected. All these “stone allegories” do not prove a connection with the Celtic world yet as I have previously mentioned, this “COULD” have a Celtic aroma.
SACRAL KINGSHIP AND TREES
The Celtic world also shares similarities with Biblical Israel in terms of sacral kingship. The “tree symbolism” definitely played an important role in the coronation of Celtic kings:
“In the pagan mythic texts of early historic Ireland, notably in the Dinnschenchas (the ‘History of places’), holy trees were particularly associated with sacral kingship, and the inauguration rites surrounding the election of a new king. Trees were venerated partly on account of their longevity, which symbolized wisdom, stability, and sovereignty.”
(the world of the Druids. By Miranda J. Green. VII, sacred places and their priests. pg 109. Thames and Hudson)
When Saul became the 1st king of Israel somehow there was a “terebinth tree” in the scene. Samuel I 10:3 describes his coronation process:
“Then you shall go on forward from there and come TO THE TEREBINTH TREE OF TABOR. There three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine.”
Isn’t it a little bit strange that the man destined to be the first king of Israel had to be around a “terebinth tree” for ceremonial purposes? Was that just a coincidence?
Incredibly enough we see that based on the information provided by the book of Judges, Abimelech also became king by a terebinth tree! Judges 9:6 says that the men of Shechem had gathered at Beth Millo to make Abimelech king BY THE TEREBINTH TREE, at the pillar that was in Shechem. Is this another coincidence?
From Judges 9:8 until Judges 9:15 a man named Jotham makes a weird speech in which he symbolically connects trees with kingship. Let us not forget that the Jesus of Druidic flavor (defined as king of the Jews) was nailed to a “wooden cross” (something that emanates from a tree) plus his crown was a crown of thorns (something that emanates from a tree as well).
The majestic book “Dictionary of Celtic myth and legend” by Miranda J. Green zooms into the “tree worship” subject:
“There is a consistent thread of evidence for the sanctity of oak trees. Pliny (Natural History XVI,95) makes mention of a festival on the sixth day of the moon, when the Druids climbed a sacred oak, cut down a branch of mistletoe and sacrificed two white bulls, in a fertility rite. Indeed, the word ‘Druid’ is sometimes perceived as deriving from the ‘Dru’ root meaning ‘Oak’. Strabo (XII,5,1) speaks of the meeting of the three Galatian tribes (groups of Celts living in Asia Minor) at ‘Drunemeton’, the ‘oak sanctuary’, for the purposes of discussion on government matters. Maximus of Tyre, writing in the 2nd c. A.D, comments that the Celts worshipped Zeus in the images of high oak trees (Logoi VIII,8). Oaks were the classical dendromorphic attributes of the sky-god Jupiter, perhaps because of their size, majestic appearance and longevity. The Celtic Jupiter related this association with oaks: at Seguret in Provence, a depiction of the Celtic sun-god (equated with Jupiter) was accompanied by an oak tree.”
(Dictionary of Celtic myth and legend. By Miranda J. Green. pg 164. Thames and Hudson)
Here are some more Biblical examples that connect ancient Israel with tree worship of Celtic flavor:
• “Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when their SLAIN are among their idols all around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountain tops, UNDER EVERY GREEN TREE, AND UNDER EVERY THICK OAK, wherever they offered sweet incense to all their idols.” (Ezekiel 6:13)
Psalms 106:37-38 explains Israel’s rituals in detail:
• “They even sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.”
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez, detail)
In “the Annals of History” (book XIV,30) Tacitus describes the bloody rituals that the Druids conducted in their sacred forests. Are the murderous sacrifices mentioned in Psalms 106 not similar to the ones done by the Celts? Keep in mind that Ezekiel clearly mentions “GREEN TREES” & “THICK OAKS”.
• The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: ”Have you seen the backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and UNDER EVERY GREEN TREE, and there she played the harlot.” (Jeremiah 3:6 [Jeremiah 2:27 & Jeremiah 3:9 says that Israel is a tree worshipper])
• “They offer sacrifices on the mountain tops, and burn incense on the hills, UNDER OAKS, poplars, AND TEREBINTHS, because their shade is good. Therefore your daughters commit harlotry, and your brides commit adultery.” (Hosea 4:13)
Is it an accident that throughout the Bible we see Israel honoring spiritual forces through green trees and thick oaks? The “tree issue” goes back all the way to Abraham (believe it or not). Here are some Biblical passages that prove this:
• “Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the TEREBINTH TREE OF MOREH. And the Caananites were then in the land.” (Genesis 12:6)
• Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt BY THE TEREBINTH TREES OF MAMRE, which are in Hebron, and built an altar to the Lord.” (Genesis 13:8)
• Genesis 18:1 says that the Lord appeared to Abraham BY THE TEREBINTH TREES OF MAMRE. There he was visited by three angels.
• Genesis 21:33 says that Abraham planted a TAMARISK TREE in Beersheva, the place where he made a covenant with Abimelech the Phillishti.
• When Abraham was about to kill Isaac, a substitute sacrifice appeared caught IN A THICKET. It was a ram that got caught in a thicket by the horns. This might remind us of the “Absalom incident” in Samuel II 18:9 (his long hair got caught in a tree so he ended up suspended in the air. He was impaled and died).
So, one could almost say that Isaac was saved thanks to the branches of a tree! Jacob also followed the “tree tradition”:
• “so they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and all the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the TEREBINTH TREE which was by Shechem.” (Genesis 35:4)
Judges 6:11 says that a divine being appeared to Gideon during the times of Midian’s ascent. Incredibly enough this angel manifested itself by a tree:
• “Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under THE TEREBINTH TREE which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite,…” (Kings I 13:14 speaks about a man of God sitting under an oak)
Judges 4:11 mentions a Kenite named Heber in connection with a terebinth tree in Zanaaim and Samuel I 22:6 mentions king Saul in connection with a tamarisk tree. Is it by mere chance that the bones of the first king of Israel ended up under a tamarisk tree in Jabesh? Samuel I 31:13 testifies to this!
The custom of burying people under sacred trees had been latent in Israel for a while:
“Now Deborah, Rebeka’s nurse, died, and she was buried bellow Bethel under the TEREBINTH TREE. So the name of it was called Allon Bachuth.” (Genesis 35:8)
So, is it possible that some of the tribes of Israel had a connection with the Celts? Obviously the answer is yes.
ANCIENT ISRAEL AND WATER
It is a known fact that the Celts venerated water. They offered for example sacred metallic objects and sometimes they even offered human sacrifices in order to appease the forces that lurked in this element of nature.
As far as ancient Israel goes, it is obvious that some tribes venerated sacred trees and sacred stones just like the Druids. One would think that the monotheistic nation of YHVH would have nothing to do with guys like the Celts but the fact of the matter is that some of the tribes of Israel had a Celtic flavor. The New Testament speaks about some type of “magical pool” that was sacred because some type of divine being lurked there:
“Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For AN ANGEL went down at a certain time into the pool & stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.”
Doesn’t this remind us of the Druids who sacrificed to the sacred spirit that lurked in their rivers?
(a sacrifice by drowning to the Celtic deity “Teutates”. Plate on the Gundestrup cauldron)
Let us not forget that when Israel left Egypt YHVH dried the sea of reeds for them (a water miracle) and let us not forget either that their God also dried up the waters of the Jordan when Joshua was conquering Canaan (another miracle by water).
CANAAN AND TREES
“You shall not plant for yourself any tree, as a wooden image, near the altar which you build for yourself to the Lord your God.”
The book of Mark speaks about how the mystic known as Jesus healed a blind man from Bethsaida through shamanic techniques. On Mark 8:24 the man initially said the following:
“I see men like trees, walking.”
(here we have Boagrius, Celtic warrior at the service of Thessaly [a man like a tree]. Scene from the film “Troy” directed by Wolgang Petersen . )
Jesus placed his hands on his eyes again and the man was healed. What exactly did this man from Bethsaida see? Did he have temporary access to a different reality? Was it an inter-dimensional overlap? Who were those walking men that look like trees?
These strange men might remind us of the Amorite mentioned in the book of Amos. Amos 2:9 describes the Amorite as “tall like cedars & mighty like oaks” (in “The Gallic Wars” Book IV.1 the Germanic Suebi are described as “STRONG & TALL” like “GIANTS”). Genesis 14:13 mentions this Caananite group in connection with the famous terebinth trees that were venerated by Israel (Deuterenomy 11:30 also associates Caananites with these trees).
It is weird that we hear about a “Lord of the rings” kind of story coming from a Canaan which is supposed to be Semitic. Those “walking men that resemble trees” definitely possess a Druid aroma and the tall Amorite that are mighty like oaks “could be” (maybe, just maybe) a symbol for tall Nordics.
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez)
Most people believe that the ancient Caananites were brown Arabs but maybe that was not the case. I personally believe that most of those tribes were Europeans, mostly Greeks (Maccabees I, Chapter 11:20-23 says that the Spartans possessed an Israelite spark).
JESUS THE SHAMAN
Jesus was also a Shamanic healer. I understand that most Christians consider Shamanism “blasphemous” but the fact is that the Biblical Jesus was a healer whether people like this or not. Obviously the Druids practiced their own version of Shamanism as well.
(the fertility god Cernunnos, stone relief from France)
Keep in mind, I’m not saying that Shamanism automatically turns Jesus into a Druid, I’m just saying that Jesus’ “magical” healing attributes should not be ignored.
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez)
Here are some of his miraculous performances based on the Bible:
• “Then his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, all those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them.” (Matthew 4:24)
• Jesus healed the 12 year old daughter of a prominent man named Jairus. Luke 8:54 says that Jesus took her “BY THE HAND” and her spirit returned.
• Matthew 8:2-3 says the following: “And behold, a leper came and worshipped him saying, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean’. The Jesus “PUT OUT HIS HAND AND TOUCHED HIM”, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.” He was cleansed immediately.
• John 9 speaks about how Jesus healed a man who was blind from birth. John 9:6-7 states that “HE SPAT ON THE GROUND” and made clay “WITH THE SALIVA”. He anointed the man’s eyes “WITH THE CLAY” and then he told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. The man was healed (check out “The Histories”, Book IV.81 [Tacitus]).
• Matthew 9 speaks about how Jesus healed two blind men. Matthew 9:29-30 says that “then ‘HE TOUCHED’ their eyes, saying ‘according to your faith let it be to you’. And their eyes were opened.
• Luke 8 speaks about how a woman who had been seriously ill for 12 years was healed just by touching Jesus’ garment. Luke 8:46 says that he “perceived” power coming out of him as she “TOUCHED” his outer garment. He blessed her and she was of course healed. Matthew 14:36 says that many who were sick were healed just by touching his garment.
• Matthew 20:34 says that Jesus healed some blind men by “TOUCHING THEIR EYES”.
• Matthew 8 speaks about how Jesus healed the mother of Peter’s wife. She was lying sick with a fever, “HE TOUCHED HER HAND” and the fever left her. Then she arose and served them (Matthew 8:14-15).
The examples are endless. He healed paralytics, epileptics, demon-possessed, infirmities,..etc. Was this not the kind of stuff that a Shaman would do? This is probably why the Talmudic elite of the time would call him “demon possessed”. The healing Jesus of Druid flavor definitely resembles an Edgar Cayce.
JESUS AND ANAHITA
It is known that in the Celtic world sometimes women were allowed to lead men into battle. Boudicea, queen of the Iceni tribe, she is the example per excellence. She fought valiantly against Rome and she died as a martyr. She even rings a bell when it comes to the Deborah mentioned in the book of Judges (Deborah was a militaristic prophetess & a judge of the Israelite nation).
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez)
This is relevant when it comes to the case of Jesus because if we do our research, we will see throughout the Bible that the alleged son of Mary was always kind to women. This reminded me of how much the Celts respected their women. The Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus tells us about the British Kahina:
“Boudicea, with her daughters before her in a chariot, went up to tribe after tribe, protesting that it was indeed usual for Britons to fight under the leader ship of women. “But now,” she said, “it is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters. Roman lust has gone so far that not our very persons, not even age or virginity, are left unpolluted. But heaven is on the side of a righteous vengeance; a legion which dared to fight has perished; the rest are hiding themselves in their camp, or are thinking anxiously of flight. They will not sustain even the din and the shout of so many thousands, much less our charge and our blows. If you weigh well the strength of the armies, and the causes of the war, you will see that in this battle you must conquer or die”.
(The Annals of history. P.Cornelius Tacitus. Book XIV,35)
(Celtic woman possessed by the spirit of the warrior Queen Boudicca, scene from the film ‘Centurion’. Centurion is a movie from 2010 directed by Neil Marshall)
Keep in mind also that the Jesus who was worshipped by the Persian Magi was the son of a woman who came from a priestly lineage. Luke 1:5 says that Elisabeth, mother of the Essenian John, came from Kohanim. Luke 1:36 says that Mary was related to Elisabeth so Mary had to have Kohen genes. This is important because it is a subliminal symbol of female empowerment. After all, women functioned as priestesess in Celtic culture. On book XIV,30 (the Annals of history) Tacitus tells us that Celtic women made Roman knees tremble in fear!
Now let us go ahead and see Biblical passages where where Jesus depicts a magical appreciation for women:
• Mark 7:29 says that Jesus healed the daughter of a Greek woman who was a Syro-Phoenician by birth.
• On Luke 4:26 Jesus speaks in favor of the Sidonian widow of Zarephath who lived in the times of Elijah.
• On Mark 12:43-44 Jesus defends a poor widow who had given all that she had (two mites) to the temple treasury. She had given her whole livehood while the wealthy who donated large amounts of money gave out of their abundance (a small portion).
• Luke 8:2 speaks about women who had provided Jesus with their substance, these were women whom Jesus had healed from infirmities and from unclean spirits. This passage mentions Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuzza, Sussana, and many others.
• Mark 14:3 says that in Bethany a woman poured a very costly oil on Jesus’ head (a value of 300 denarii). On Mark 14:8-9 Jesus defends her from her critics.
• Luke 7:38 says that this same woman washed his feet with her tears and that she dried them with her hair. She kissed his feet and anointed them with fragant oil. On Luke 7:50 Jesus defends her from critics.
• Luke 13:13 speaks about how Jesus healed a woman who had suffered from a spirit of infirmity for 18 years. She was bent over and could not raise herself up but he healed her.
• On John 4:19 a Samaritan woman who was apparently a prostitute called Jesus a prophet.
• On Matthew 27:19 Pilate’s wife defends Jesus from his Jewish accusers and calls him “a just man”.
• On Luke 2:38 Anna, a prophetess who descended from the tribe of Asher, she speaks good of Jesus (some scholars identify “Asher” with modern Switzerland).
• Matthew 27:55-56 speaks about how women like Mary Magdalene showed Jesus moral support in his final moments.
• John 8:7 says that Jesus saved the life of an adulterous woman who was about to be stoned to death by the Talmudic Rabbis.
(Jesus saves the life of an adulterous woman that was about to be stoned by religious fanatics. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
The examples are endless. It is obvious that the Shaman of Galilee known as Jesus saw women not as objects of reproduction, but as beings capable of political leadership (in Secular Britain the Queen is the head of state & the head of the Anglican church). He risked his life several times in order to defend women who were not even Israelites. Jesus definitely sounds like the kind of guy who would have appreciated Veleda of the Bructeri (check “The Histories”, Book IV.61 [Tacitus]).
JESUS AND ESUS
“If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed by God.”
(scene from the film ‘Conan the barbarian’, a film from 1982 directed by John Milius)
So far we have seen that there were some Celtic traditions latent in ancient Israel and we have also seen Jesus had some Celtic flavor as well. There is one thing about Jesus that definitely connects him to Celtic culture and that is the Celtic god “Esus”. It is “UNDENIABLE”, meaning absolutely “undeniable” that Jesus has a direct connection with the Esus that drank human blood. Here are the parallels between them:
• Isn’t the name “JESUS” similar to the name “ESUS”?
• Jesus was crucified on a “WOODEN CROSS” (something that emanates from a tree) & the victims sacrificed to Esus were supposed to bleed to death while hanging on a tree (Peter I 2:24 says that Jesus died “on a tree”).
• Jesus was impaled by a spear when he was crucified, the victims sacrificed to Esus were either impaled with a spear or arrows were shot at them as they hanged.
“The sacrifice to Esus is not clearly defined, but it may be the remnant of a myth similar to that of the Germanic Odin who hung on the world tree for nine days and nine nights and whose victims were likewise left hanging on trees.”
(Celtic mythology. Proinsias McCana. Hamlyn. Pg 29)
In the book “the world of the Druids” Miranda J. Green says the following :
“Taranis, the thunder-god, was appeased by fire; the victims of Esus (the ‘Lord’) were stabbed and hanged from a tree until they bled to death; and those assigned to Teutates were drowned.”
(the world of the Druids, by Miranda J. Green. V, sacrifice and prophecy. Pg 78. Thames and Hudson)
Basically, “Esus” is not a name so to speak, it literally means “the Lord” or “good master”. Incredibly enough, Luke 18:19 says the following:
“Now a certain ruler asked Him (meaning Jesus), saying, GOOD TEACHER, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
It is a weird coincidence that Esus means something like “GOOD MASTER” and that Jesus is called “GOOD TEACHER”. The reader might think this is an absurd-fanatical observation of mine but I find this to be a very weird coincidence. Let’s rewind the tape one more time:
• The name “JESUS” is almost identical to the name “ESUS”.
• Jesus bleeds to death on a “WOODEN CROSS” (something that comes from a tree plus the “crown of thorns” also came from a tree) and Esus’ victims would bleed to death on trees.
• Jesus was impaled by a spear and Esus’ victims were impaled as well (Numbers 24:8 says that Israel shall pierce her enemies with “arrows”).
• Esus means “GOOD MASTER” and in Luke 18:19 Jesus is called “GOOD TEACHER”.
Is this all by chance? We have already seen that ancient Israel had practices that had a Celtic flavor but now we see that Jesus, the shaman of Druid flavor who believed in reincarnation, he is clearly connected to the Celtic god “Esus” (some people say that Jesus was the son of a Roman soldier of Sidon named “Panthera”, this individual is supposedly buried in Germany).
If one carefully examines the death of Absalom, son of David, we shall see that his death was “like” a sacrifice to the Celtic Esus. He was impaled and his blood was spilled in the forest:
“Absalom rode a mule. The mule went under the thick boughts of a great TEREBINTH TREE, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left HANGING between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.”
(Samuel II 18:9)
Samuel II 18:14 says that Joab took three spears and thrust them through his heart while he was still alive. he was impaled by “SPEARS” and he bled to death while “HANGING FROM A TEREBINTH TREE”. Doesn’t Absalom’s death have a Druid scent? Absalom even had long hair like the Druids!
The historian Luncan mentions the blood-thirsty Esus in Pharsalia I, 444-6. He described him as appeased by the blood of human victims that suspend from trees, victims that are ritually wounded. Is this not what happened to Absalom? Perhaps Joab had no idea of who Esus was but the story described in Samuel II certainly rings a bell when it comes to Celtic customs.
(scene from the film ‘Doomsday’. Here we see savage Britons ready to feast on the flesh of their “Roman-like” victim, notice that the victim is hanging from a wooden artifact “Esus’ style”. Doomsday is a majestic film from 2008 directed by Neil Marshall)
(here we have a wild Boudicca 100% Celt, scene from the movie Doomsday)
Note: from an archaeological perspective Esus is found in a stone that forms part of a pillar dedicated to Jupiter by sailors of Paris. This piece which is said to be from the times of Tiberius was discovered in Notre Dame in 1771. The stone depitcs the name “ESUS” and a woodman chopping a branch of a tree.
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez, Nautes Parisicae monument in Paris, 1st C. A.D)
“Some historians have advanced the theory that the Phoenicians founded a kingdom in Southern England, and that they built a settlement on the site of London long before the Romans.”
(Peoples, seas and ships. By Zvi Herman. G.P. Putnam’s sons, New York. Pg 133)
Some of the tribes of Israel had something to do with the Celts at some point. Isn’t the name “Dan” similar to the name “Tuatha of Danaan” in ancient Eire? After all, there were Celts in Galata/Turkey so it wouldn’t be a big deal if there were Celts in Palestine in ancient times. Keep also in mind that the Carthaginians that originated from Lebanon (Lebanon is on top of Israel) made it to the British isles at some point. It could be possible that they introduced their “human sacrifice” traditions to the inhabitants there.
(Phoenicians at sea, alabaster relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad. Neo-Assyrian, Louvre/Paris)
(the ancestors of the Britons, were they not famous for being Pirates? The Pirates, were they not seafarers like the Phoenicians?)
The Celtic spark is mainly concentrated in the following areas:
• The British isles (keep in mind that America & Canada emanate from the British).
• Gaul (France).
• Celti-Iberia (Spain).
Most people don’t know that in 1908 Winston Churchill, the guy who fought Hitler, he was initiated in the Albion Lodge of the ancient order of the Druids. Is it by chance that such a significant politician connects himself with ancient Celtic tradition?
(the honorable Winston Churchill)
In the book “Churchill and the Jews” Martin Gilbert speaks about Churchill’s perception of the Jewish people:
In his article in the Illustrated Sunday Helrald in 1920 describing ‘the struggle for the soul of the Jewish people between Bolshevism and Zionism,’ He wrote: ‘Some people like the Jews and some do not, but no thoughtful man can doubt the fact that they are beyond all question the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.’
(Churchill and the Jews [a lifelong friendship], by Martin Gilbert. pg 307-308. Henry Holt and Company. New York)
It sounds like the Churchill of Druidic aroma has a very strong connection with Ashkenazi Jewry! The expansionist British empire took Palestine from the Turks and gave it to the Ashkenazi Jews. In an abstract-spiritual way the Jews paid with the sacrifice of 6 million (a collective “human sacrifice”) & on May 14th 1948 they had their State (the festival of Beltane is in May). Who supports Israel today? Answer:
• The United States of America (an offshoot of the British [a Celtic elite symbolically speaking]).
• England (Celts symbolically speaking).
• France (Celts symbolically speaking).
“Some tribes have colossal images made of wickerwork, the limbs of which they fill with living men; they are then set on fire, and the victims burnt to death. They think that the gods prefer the execution of men taken in the act of theft or brigandage, or guilty of some offence; but when they run short of criminals, they do not hesitate to make up with innocent men.”
(Caesar, the Gallic Wars. Book VI.16 [customs and institutions of the Gauls])
(Nineteenth Century engraving of the ‘Wicker Man” filled with human sacrifices. Notice a Druid in the bottom right overseeing the entire operation)
Back in the days the Romans sacrificed humans in order to defeat Carthage & in 2001 the U.S Government sacrificed 3000 in order to take over Iraq.
Obviously the British of Celtic spark are not Jews or Israelites but there must be a logical reason why they support Ashkenazi Jewry. Remember: these are just observations of mine (you don’t have to agree with me).
(Mr Nizin Lopez in Jerusalem)