the moon, deus lunus, phoebe

“Among the Semitic races, the sun was for a very long time feminine and the moon masculine – the latter notion being adopted by them from the Atlantean traditions.

 
The ignorance of the incipient reasons for such a distinction, and of occult principles, led the nations into anthropomorphic idol-worship.

 
But the religion of every ancient nation had been primarily based upon the Occult manifestations of a purely abstract Force or Principle now called “God”.

 
The very establishment of such worship shows, in its details and rites, that the philosophers who evolved those systems of nature, subjective and objective, possessed profound knowledge, and were acquainted with many facts of a scientific nature.

 
For besides being purely Occult, the rites of lunar worship were based, as just shown, upon a knowledge of physiology, psychology, sacred mathematics, geometry and metrology, in their right applications to symbols and figures, which are but glyphs, recording observed natural and scientific facts;

 
in short, upon a most minute and profound knowledge of nature.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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