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The Fool and the mystery of Compostela (II)

As noted in the previous instalment, a hermit in the 900s saw a shower of stars appear over a hill in Spain and heard “unearthly music”—a star fell from heaven and hovered over a certain spot. The local bishop was summoned and a dig was conducted where the star appeared. Beneath the soil, the bones of three bodies were discovered. The bishop decided this coincided with the story of St. James—who died with three companions, so legend held. Hence the site became a church—later a cathedral—and the termination point for the great pilgrim way of the Camino de Compostela (or, the way of the field of the star).

However, as also noted, the site where the star was seen was also an old Celtic fort—as well as a Roman (Visigoth) necropolis. Would not a simpler explanation be that the star-entity so seen was a pagan god, not Christian at all? After all, I also saw stars in a field, at the Rollright Stones—and heard the breath from a 7ft high creature (along with hooves that pounded my head and the smell of sulphur). The Rollright Stones fit with roughly the same age range as the Celtic fort and the necropolis.

Further, just listen to this excerpt from JG Frazer’s The Golden Bough (1890):

“…we are told that in the land of the Bisaltae, a Thracian tribe, there was a great and fair sanctuary of Dionysus, where at his festival a bright light shone forth at night as a token of an abundant harvest vouchsafed by the diety; but if the crops were to fail that year, the mystic light was not seen, darkness brooded over the sanctuary as at other times.”

Does not that “bright light [that] shone forth at night” sound just like the “bright lights” or star-entities I saw at Rollright, the Minions, and Hartsfell? And similar lights in fields have been reported by people who do crop circles—which are, in reality, sigils.

So wouldn’t the most simple explanation be that the Christians destroyed or forbid all the pagan customs, like “the light at the sanctuary of Dionysus”, and then said that “the Great God Pan is dead” and that all the oracles and signs were gone. That was the story—it was said that when Christ was born a sailor at sea, named Thamus*, heard a voice that told him to call out as he sailed past Anatolia, “The Great God Pan is dead!”; he did so and there was a great shout, and that was Pan as he died and disappeared from the earth.

But what if, just like the Communists, whom they resembles and share an ideological genealogy with, the Christians just lied and said these things had stopped or vanished when everything carried on just as before? Then, 100s of years later, when the hermit saw the lights at Compostela he didn’t know what they were and the local bishop just interpreted the facts in line with Christian mythology?

It seems like a satisfactory explanation that fits with the facts—indeed, it’s strange Christians, who purport to loathe “demons”, should even be amenable to these “lights in the sky”. But, to be frank, I’m not sure that Christians today—or even then—are “the true Christians”; and, if they are, they’ve forgotten so much today (and had forgotten even then).

However, how can it be that all the pilgrimages and the great cathedral at Compostela seemed to “work”—seemed to get rid of the Moors, as it was held St. James did? How could that happen if the bones there aren’t really his? Well, if you know a bit about magic, you’ll know that it doesn’t matter so much what symbols you use or the nature of the offering. The lights at Compostela were a pagan god—or the spirit of a pagan chieftain; but to have a cathedral and to have offerings made to him pleased him all the same, even if he was called “St. James”. So he showered benefits on the population, on Spain.

It would have been much more effective if we knew the actual name and rites, but it did at a pinch—so “St. James” it was, for all practical purposes. And, in fact, I wonder if the people involved knew more than they let on—because the route to Santiago de Compostela was also a pilgrim route in Roman times as well, and perhaps the locals remembered that but also knew they’d have to disguise the old Roman pilgrimage route in Christian clothes to fool the bumboys at the Vatican.

This seems like the most likely explanation to me—the implication is that all the pagan gods are just right there ready to be activated by people who care to look; and Christianity was a diversion, just like Communism was a diversion in economic affairs—you don’t need to trust “the priests” or “the Party” and what they tell you to “believe” when you can show people the gods.

*Tammuz; Thames; Thomas


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