Happy Ishtar

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”You saw Christ, you became Christ.
For this person is no longer a Christian but a Christ.
If someone first acquires the resurrection, he will not die.” –The Gospel of Philip

”Jesus said, “Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to him.” –The Gospel of Thomas

”Jesus said to them, “Don’t your Scriptures say, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘? – John 10:34

”Then the LORD God said, “The man has become like one of us, since he knows good and evil.” – Genesis 3:22

Spring Equinox

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter. “Ishtar,” which is pronounced “Easter” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of the god called “Tammuz” who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.

Ishtar was worshipped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven,”  Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries, and to make the sign of the “T” in front of their hearts as they worshipped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top.

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar’s Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs (David J. Meyer). Of all the gods of Babylonia none achieved wider and more enduring fame than Tammuz, who was loved by Ishtar, the amorous Queen of Heaven–the beautiful youth who died and was mourned for and came to life again.

So to keep it short, Ishtar was the Goddess of Love, fertility and sex, thus our ‘Easter’ is a Fertility Celebration (plagiarized by christian orthodoxy). HAPPY ISHTAR!! Make Love!!