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Occult History of Saint Patrick’s Day

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“3/17 is also the date of a Masonically-created holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story has it that the holiday was established by high level Freemason, George Washington, allegedly to reward Irish soldiers in the Continental Army… Washington issued a proclamation during the Revolutionary War, declaring March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army, then stationed in Morristown, New Jersey, in honor of the many soldiers of Irish ancestry and those born in Ireland. It was reported that this was the first holiday granted the troops in two years. Washington’s remark that the proclamation was ‘as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence,’ was possibly the origins of St. Patrick’s Day in America as an expression of Irish nationalism as much as Irish heritage or of honoring a Christian saint.  Since many lodges in Revolutionary-era America were chartered under the Grand Lodge of Ireland [picture, right], I’m willing to bet those Irish soldiers were predominantly Freemasons (remember this is pre-Morgan Affair, when Freemasons were hardcore).”

The blog looks further into the past to find parallels more fitting of the holiday: “But ‘St. Paddy’s’ has traditionally been a very minor Saint’s day in Ireland. Considering that the day has become America’s defacto Bacchanal… it’s worth noting some of the parallels of this day with Solar mythology. In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was killed on the 17th day of Athyr, the third month of the ancient calendar… Osiris was believed to be the source of barley, which was used for brewing beer in Egypt… It’s customary to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and Osiris was known as the ‘Green Man’…The root word of Patrick is pater, the Latin word meaning father. Osiris is the father in the Egyptian Trinity… March 17 started the festival of the Bacchanalia, a celebration to the deity Bacchus, to whom wine was sacred…Of course, Bacchus/Dionysus is just the Greco-Roman reinterpretation of Osiris. And drinking of beer was sacred to the followers of Osiris, the Green Man…”

A relationship between Egyptian festivities, Irish nationalism and Freemasonry, shouldn’t seem far fetched as the blog notes: “… it was part and parcel of Celtic culture before the rise of the Roman Church. Namely in the… religion of the Druids, as before said, was the same as the religion of the ancient Egyptians. The priests of Egypt were the professors and teachers of science, and were styled priests of Heliopolis, that is, of the City of the Sun. The Druids in Europe, who were the same order of men, have their name from the Teutonic or ancient German language; the German being anciently called Teutones. The word Druid signifies a wise man. In Persia they were called Magi, which signifies the same thing.”

You have to love the following refrain in summary:  “So it’s official: all of our modern holidays in America are simply covert repackagings of ancient pagan festivals and the increasingly popular St. Patrick’s Day is no different. The Church took the Bacchanalia away from the Irish and replaced it with a boring religious holiday and the old-school Freemasons used that to bring the Bacchanalia back, which we now understand traces back to Osiris.”

 

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