“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Hope you had a great Christmas celebration :-). My greetings is a bit late I know. As I am back to being a cubicle dweller again, closer to being like a tour guide ;-). I didn’t feel I had vacation at all. Still thankful I was able to join friends for a 2-day out of town trip celebrating the the season in a secluded island nearby :-). Because I don’t want to be late for the new year 😉 allow me to greet everyone advance Happy New Year! Looking forward for a great year to come. More interesting stories to weave in 2014! Happy travels and be safe always!
Meanwhile, I wish to share some interesting info I’ve read about Christmas :). It’s here:
The word Christmas comes from “Christ-Mass,” a celebration at the solar solstice of winter for the rebirth of the solar force in matter. That solar force is called Christ by Christians, but is known by other names in other traditions. Christ is not one individual. Christ is a cosmic principle that we must assimilate within our physical, psychic, somatic and spiritual nature.
“Among the Persians, Christ is Ormuz, Ahura Mazda, the terrible enemy of Ahriman (Satan), which we carry within us. Amongst the Hindus, Krishna is Christ; thus, the gospel of Krishna is very similar to that of Jesus of Nazareth. Among the Egyptians, Christ is Osiris and whosoever incarnated him was in fact an Osirified One. Among the Chinese, the Cosmic Christ is Fu Xi, who composed the I-Ching (The Book of Laws) and who dubbed the Dragon Ministers. Among the Greeks, Christ is called Zeus, Jupiter, the Father of the Gods. Among the Aztecs, Christ is Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican Christ. In the Germanic Edda, Baldur is the Christ who was assassinated by Hodur, God of War, with an arrow made from a twig of mistletoe, etc. We can cite the Cosmic Christ within thousands of ancient texts and old traditions which hail millions of years before Jesus. This invites us to embrace that Christ is a cosmic principle contained within the essential principles of all religions.” – Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony