Since ancient times and through multiple civilizations, the Sirius star has been surrounded by mysteries. Esoteric teachings of all ages have always attributed a special status to Sirius, and the importance of the star in hidden symbolism is made that it can not go unnoticed.
What makes Sirius so special? Is it simply because of the fact that it is the brightest star in the sky? Or is it because humanity has an ancient mysterious connection with it? In this article, we analyze the importance of Sirius through the secret societies, history and describe the symbolism that surrounds it.
Sirius is found in the constellation Canis Major – also known as the “Great Dog” – and hence known as the “dog star”. It is twenty times brighter than our Sun and is twice as large. At night, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and its bluish-white glow has never ceased to amaze star-keepers since the dawn of time. No wonder, Sirius has been revered by almost all civilizations. But, is there more to Sirius than it seems?
Artifacts of ancient civilizations have made it clear that Sirius was of great importance in astronomy, mythology, and occultism. The ancient mystery schools consider it “the sun behind the sun” and, therefore, the true source of the power of our sun.
If the heat of our Sun keeps the physical world alive, Sirius is considered to keep the spirit world alive. It is the “true light” that shines in the East, the spiritual light, where the sun illuminates the physical world, which is considered a great illusion.
The association of Sirius with the divine and even considering it as the home of these “great masters” of humanity is not embedded in the mythology of primitive civilizations: It is a widespread belief that has survived (and even intensified) to this day. We will see the importance of Sirius in antiquity, analyze its importance in today’s secret societies and we will examine these esoteric concepts, as they translate into popular culture.
The Importance Of Sirius in Ancient Civilizations
In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was considered the most important star in the sky. In fact, it was astronomically the foundation of their religious system. It was revered as Sothis and associated with Isis, the mother goddess of Egyptian mythology.
Isis is also the feminine aspect of the trinity formed by herself, her son of Osiris and Horus. The ancient Egyptians celebrated Sirius with great esteem, and most of their gods were associated with it in some way or another. Anubis, the dog-headed god of death, had an obvious connection with the dog star, and Toth-Hermes, “great master of humanity,” is also esoterically related to the Sirius star.
The Egyptian calendar system was based on the Sirius heliacal orthopedic occurring just before the annual Nile flood during the summer. The celestial movement of the star was also observed and revered by the ancient Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians, and countless other civilizations. The star was considered sacred and therefore its appearance in the sky was accompanied by celebrations and celebrations. The dog star announced the arrival of the hot and dry days of July and August, hence the popular term “summer heat.”
Several researchers have claimed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in perfect alignment with the stars, especially with Sirius. The light of these stars was said to be used in the ceremonies of the gods of Egypt.
“These ancient people (the Egyptians) knew that once a year the Sun Father is in line with the star of Can. Therefore, the Great Pyramid was built so that, in this sacred moment, the light of the Star of the Dog would be silent on the square “House of God” at the upper end of the Great Gallery, descending on the head of the high priest, Who received the “Super Solar” of the Force and sought through his own perfected solar body to convey to other Initiates this added stimulus for the evolution of his divinity. This was then the purpose of the “House of God,” in which Osiris sits to bestow upon Him (the enlightened) the ATF crown or the heavenly light. ” “North and South of the crown is love,” proclaims an Egyptian hymn. “And so all the teaching of Egypt, the visible light was but the shadow of the invisible of light, and in the wisdom of the ancient country of the measures of truth were the years of the highest.”Marshall Adams, The Book of the Master
Recent scientific discoveries related to the Great Pyramid and its mysterious “air shafts” have led researchers to further confirm the significance of Sirius within the pyramid.
A fascinating aspect of Sirius is the consistency of symbology and the meanings attributed to it. Several great civilizations have associated Sirius with a dog figure and see the star as the origin or fate of a mysterious force.
In Chinese and Japanese astronomy, Sirius is known as the star of the “celestial wolf.” Several Native American tribes referred to the star in canine terms: the Seris and the Tohono O’odham, tribes of southwestern North America describe the star as a “dog following the mountain sheep,” while the Feet Negros called her “Cara-Perro”. The Cherokee paired Sirius with Antares as guardian of the star dog of the “Route of Souls.” The Wolf (Skidi) tribe of Nebraska was known as the “Star Wolf,” while other branches knew it as the “Star Coyote.” Further north, the Alaskan Inuit of the Bering Strait called it “Dog of the Moon”.
Syrian Secret Societies And The Occult Symbolism
Syrian Secret Societies And The Occult Symbolism say that Sirius is “important” to Hermetic Orders would be an understatement. The “dog star” is nothing more and nothing less than the central focus of the teachings and symbolism of today’s secret societies. The ultimate proof of this fact is that many secret societies are actually the same name as the star In the Tarot
The seventeenth important triumph is called Les Etoiles, the Star, and portrays a girl kneeling with one foot in the water and the other on the ground, and in her body something that suggests a swastika.
It has two urns, whose contents are poured over the land and the sea. Above the head of the eight-star girl, one is exceptionally large and bright. The Count of Gébelin considers the great star as Sothis or Sirius, and the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients.
It is also believed that the female figure is Isis, in the act of causing floods on the Nile River, which accompanied the departure of the star of Can. The naked figure of Isis may mean that nature will not give the dress of Greenery until the rising waters of the Nile sprout life of plants and flowers.
Significance Of Sirius Star In Masonry
In Masonic lodges, Sirius is known as the “Burning Star” and a simple glance at Masonic symbolism reveals clear importance. Mason author William Hutchinson wrote about Sirius: “. It is the first and most exalted object that demands our attention in the Lodge. “In the same way, the light of Sirius made its way into the Great Pyramid during the initiations, being symbolically present in the Masonic lodges.
“Ancient astronomers saw all the great Symbols of Masonry in the stars. Sirius shines in our country houses like the Flaming Star. “.Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma
In Freemasonry, it is taught that the burning star is a symbol of divinity, omnipresence (the Creator is everywhere), and omniscience (the Creator sees it and knows everything). Sirius is, therefore, the “sacred place” to which all Masons must ascend: It is the source of divine power and the destiny of divine persons. This concept is very often depicted in Mason’s art.
To attain perfection, the initiate must successfully understand and assimilate the dual nature of the world (good and evil, masculine and feminine, black and white, etc.) through the alchemical metamorphosis. This concept is symbolically represented by the union of Osiris and Isis (masculine and feminine principles) to give birth to Horus, the Star-Child, the figure of Christ as the perfect man of Freemasonry – which is equated with the Star Flaming.
The Egyptian hieroglyph representing Sirius has been esoterically interpreted as a representation of this cosmic trinity.
This concept is so crucial for Masons that it was incorporated into some of the most important structures in the world.
As Albert Pike said, there is a strong connection between the Egyptian god Horus and the star Sirius. In Masonic symbolism, the eye of Horus (or the all-seeing Eye) is often depicted surrounded by the dazzling light of Sirius. Given the symbolic correlation between the All-Seeing Eye and Sirius, the following picture is self-explanatory.
The Order of the East Star
Considered as the “female version” of Masonry (although men may join), the Order of the Eastern Star (Order of the Eastern Star – OES) is directly the name of Sirius, the “rising star of the East”. To the “general public” the explanation of the origins of the name is that the Order bears the name of the “Star of the East” that the three Magi carried to Jesus Christ. A look at the hidden meaning of the Order’s symbolism makes it clear that OES is a reference to Sirius, the most important star of Freemasonry and its parent organization.
Sirius In Popular Cultures
The direct references to Sirius in popular culture are too many to be exposed (for example, see the name and logo of the most important satellite radio stations in the world) in this article, but we will easily find them circulating the network. One of the most interesting aspects of popular culture to analyze are the coded references to Sirius. Important films have made veiled and profound references to the “dog star” (apparently intended for the “knowers”), where it plays the role that was always attributed to it by the mystery schools: an initiator and a divine teacher. Here are some examples.
Disney’s Pinocchio is based on a story written by Carlo Collodi who was Mason, Gepetto to the brightest star in the sky to have a “real child.” The Blue Fairy (its color is a reference to the shining of the blue color of Sirius) and soon descends of the sky to give life to Pinocchio. Throughout the quest for the puppet to become a child (an allegory of esoteric initiation), the Blue Fairy of Pinocchio guides the “right path.” Sirius, therefore, represents a source of life, a guide, and a teacher.
In Truman’s show, a light bulb that falls from the sky – is used to imitate the light of a star in the false world of Truman and this almost hits him. The label in the spotlight identifies it as Sirius. Truman’s encounter with Sirius gives him a vision of “true knowledge” and asks for his search for truth. Sirius is, therefore, the “star of initiation”. It caused him to realize the limitations of his study of the world (our material world) and leads him to freedom (spiritual emancipation).
From the dawn of civilization to modern times, from the remote tribes of Africa to the great capitals of the modern world, Sirius was – and still is – held in the highest consideration.
Despite the disparity between cultures and eras, the mysterious attributes are associated with the “dog star” all over the world. Sirius is invariably associated with divinity and is considered as a mysterious source of knowledge and power for these secret societies that by their whim keep us in sustenance and dependence.
These connections are particularly evident when examining the teachings and symbolism of the occult schools of history, which always requires a spiritual connection with the celestial body. Will there then be a secret link between Human Evolution and Sirius? The unlocking of this secret would open one of the greatest mysteries of humanity ever told.