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Astrolatry

The worship of the stars. All the heavenly bodies, singly or together, have, at one time or another, been the object of worship. As is well-known, the Ancient Egyptians worshiped the sun which they named Ra. Many early religions included the worship of the moon and when called Luna (L) the term is usually a reference to a personified moon. The Chaldeans worshiped the stars and in consequence of their close study of the heavens and the records they left to posterity, have been termed the fathers of modern astronomy.

Helena P. BLAVATSKY wrote: “The books of Hermes Trismegistus contain the exoteric meaning, still veiled for all but the Occultists, of the Astrology and Astrolatry of the Khaldi. The two subjects are closely connected. Astrolatry, or the adoration of the heavenly host, is the natural result of only half-revealed Astrology, whose Adepts carefully concealed from the noninitiated masses its Occult principles and the wisdom imparted to them by the Regents of the Planets — the ‘Angels.’ Hence, divine Astrology for the Initiates; superstitious Astrolatry for the profane” (CW XIV:344).

 

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