Foundation Of The Christ Myth
by Malik H. Jabbar
Review By Viola Wilkinson
MAN WAS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF THE COSMOS?
"One of the cruelest frauds ever
perpetrated against humanity is the lie that a certain people is more cherished
and beloved by God than other members of the human family. The lie that God
Almighty has ordained a certain people as his Chosen is a sham unmatched in the
annals of history. ... . This lie is an abominable affront to the Character and
Honor of God."
" The biblical tale concerning the
Children of Israel fits into the same category as the other myths within the
Bible. It is an allegorical account of the Sun Deity. The Children of Israel in
the old testament are synonymous to the Jesus Christ of the new testament. The
triumphs and struggles of the Israelites are in direct parallel to the triumphs
and struggles of the Christ. " "The Ancients formulated their Mythology
(Religion) after astronomical phenomena. They saw this as the best way to
connect with the Creator God. This was done by patterning their religious
rituals in accordance with the most visible and observable aspects of God's
creation, the Cosmos. The collection of fables which make up the majority of the
Bible are actually various dramas of Solar Mythology."
"According to the Bible, Mankind was
created in the image of God. If we envision God in the likeness of man , does
this include human frailties? Being created in the image of God does not mean
what most of us have believed throughout our lives. When the Ancients wrote that
we were created in God's image they were propounding a hypotheses based on human
correlations to the Cosmos.... These correlations exist between the human
species and the total universe, inclusive of the solar system .... "
The Ancients studied even further into
the relational parallels between the human species and the solar system. Within
the chronology of the Solar System, they found analogies that can only be
described as astounding and categorically conclusive in proving the correlative
link between humanity ( the microcosm) and the universe ( the macrocosm).
Malik H. Jabbar, author of The Plot,
The Cause, The Solution and The
Biggest Lie Ever Told, has taken another giant leap against current
religious thinking with his latest book. He uses astronomical analogy to
illustrate that the Gospels are analogous to Solar mythology, and that human
kind patterns its behavior on the Cosmos. with the use of graphics, he uses the
ecliptic of the sun, the vernal equinox, the autumnal equinox, the winter
solstice, the summer solstice to explain the origin of the god myth and its
relationship to the myths of other "saviors" including Jesus Christ in ancient
mythology and current religious beliefs.
"The Ancients saw the universe
and their immediate environment as well as the capacities embodied within their
own intellect trustworthy representations of the Creator God
The Universe (terrestrial and
celestial) appeared to our ancestors as the only authentic image of the Father.
The Cosmos was undoubtedly His Handiwork and we, the human creation was likewise
the Handiwork of the Almighty. The ancients personified the elements of the
cosmos and recorded the movements of the stars and planets as personified
deities and demons..
Malik H. Jabbar explores in depth a
correlation between astronomical/ astrological foundations and the Christ Myth.
Using December 25 as the birth date of the "Savior" he draws implications using
the winter solstice as an ancient tool used to depict the position of celestial
bodies. In his carefully researched essay, he lists the names of other "Saviors"
believed to have been born on December 25:
Krishna of India. His mother's
name was Maia. His uncle, Kams, the ruler at the time of his birth sought to
kill Krishna because he had heard a prophecy that Krishna would overthrow him.
Krishna escaped death by being smuggled out to the area to safety.
Mithra of Persia, born on
December 25, and his birth was witnessed
by Shepherds who brought gifts to honor him. Isis gave birth Horus
of Egypt was born on December 25. His mother, to him in a swamp after she
was warned by the god Thoth to flee and conceal the child from the evil Set.
Buddha of India, born on
December 25 of a virgin named Maya. At his birth he was visited by Wise men who
declared they had seen signs of his birth. Mr. Jabber 9 s thorough research
shows that many gods and saviors were reputed to have been born of virgin
mothers and their birth had been astrologically and astronomically prophesied..
The fact that so many saviors were alleged to have been born on the same day of
the year, under the same and similar circumstances in different parts of the
world throughout history indicates a common mythology. All these saviors
including Jesus can be referred to as solar gods because the births, lives, and
deaths can be correlated to the transit cycles of the sun.
In The Astrological Foundation of
The Christ Myth p Malik H. Jabbar uses the four cycles of the sun: summer
cycle, fall cycle, winter cycle, and spring cycle to explain the symbolism
connected to the Christ myth. "Throughout the Bible , Jesus ( the sun) is always
traveling. While in its glory the Sun (Jesus) brings truth and light to the
world. Jabbar selects 10 events from the gospel of Jesus Christ and uses
astronomical analogy to explain the Christ myth that evolved from them. One
example was the depiction of Christ entering Jerusalem riding upon a colt and an
ass. The astronomical analogy states: Jerusalem is the Summer solstice, the
Apex, the highest point in the Sun's travels. Ever since the Sun crossed the
vernal equinox, its focus has been on Jerusalem. The Christ entering Jerusalem
riding upon two asses refers to two prominent stars which the Sun rides
(crosses) within the constellation of Cancer ( ( the sign of the summer
The stars are Asellus Borealis
(Northern Ass) and Asellus Australis (Southern Ass). "The child god is said to
be born of a Virgin. This, of course represents the constellation of Virgo.
Virgo had command of the Fall equinox at the time of this passage was edited by
the Priesthood and Virgo represented the fall of the fetus in the trimester
before its birth." "The child god was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem. The
word Bethlehem means House of Bread which represents the Astrological sign of
Virgo ( a woman holding a stalk of wheat)."
In reference to the shepherds watching
their flocks in December, the author offers a explanation. There is no confusion
when we realize that the reference is to the Solar Sun not to the human son.
Within the region of the sky identified astrologically as the sector of
Capricorn is a constellation known as Cepheus ( the king). Within this
constellation are two stars which the sun touches or crosses at its birth. Their
names are Errai ( The Shepherd) and Alfirk (The Flock).
This is not a book to be read in one
sitting. This book, packed with well
researched information, is thought provoking for serious students of the
Bible. It gives an insight as to why there is such fascination by so many people
about the heavens and the celestial bodies that make up the cosmos.
Viola Wilkinson is a free- lance
writer living in Cincinnati, Ohio.