Manly P. Hall: The Winter Solstice and Solar Christmas

Originally titled, "When the Invincible Sun Moves Northward: The Solar Christmas", this lecture about the meaning of the Winter Solstice was originally recored in Los Angeles on December 16, 1984.

"As the sun produces the symbol of the sprouting of the seed, so the light within ourselves produces the ripening of all the inner values of consciousness."

Topics include:
Secrecy of knowledge and the Mystery Schools
The transcript of this talk was previously available as "Lecture Note 333".

*Note* In case you notice that the words to this CC transcript are not exactly word-for-word to what Mr. Hall is speaking - this is because the transcript was edited by Mr. Hall after the lecture for clarity and readability. It is also of note that his 'spoken word' is almost identical to his 'written word'. A true master of language and communication.

Purchase Transcript here:

"The astronomical Christmas is based on the old solar mythology. The (Soular) solar deity is born at the winter solstice and substitutes for the three broken spokes of the wheel. It attains victory over darkness at the vernal equinox. The Christ principle performs a Pentecostal mystery by bestowing its powers upon the twelve disciples who personify the signs of the zodiac. While most of this esoteric meaning of the annual birthday of the sun is no longer remembered, it constitutes justification for the study of astronomy.

Some day it will dawn upon the conventional astronomer that he is involved, not merely in a scientific project, but one of the sacred sciences dealing with the mysteries of birth, life, death, and resurrection."

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