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St. Patricks History

With St. Patrick’s day coming up next week I figured I would post a blog about the holiday and where it came from and how it came about. It is a really neat story and puts some things that we now know about it in perspective. It  is a great time to get things rolling with prosperity whether being in life changes or money or a job. I hope there is some info in this blog that you didn’t know before reading this.

St. Patrick, Catholic Irish Saint,is known for driving the snakes out of Ireland. That story is actually a cultural re-visioning. St. Patrick, identified with the shamrock, was no Saint and not lucky at all for the pagans who worshipped the Goddess. Ireland since time out of mind was a pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Nature, Goddess worshipping land. These people were demonized and ripped off by St. Paddy. St. Paddy was NOT Irish. Born in Scotland to Roman parents around 387 AD. Taken prisoner at 14, he was sent to Ireland as a slave. He studied the language and learned the customs of the people, original Nature loving, pantheistic earth worshippers. As the story goes, Patrick prayed to God. He had a dream he was to leave Ireland but the Irish people were calling him back. He studied to be a priest. He became a Bishop and was sent back to Ireland to teach the Gospel. He arrived at Slane on March 25, 433. Patrick converted many thousands of people including Irish Kings who were moved {or threatened} upon hearing Patrick’s message. He himself had many disciples who were all later canonized. He preached for over 40 years, apparently worked many miracles, and wrote of his love for God in his confessions. He lived in poverty, travelled and endured much suffering and died March 17, 461 AD. at Saul, where he had built his first church. It’s 1,550 years since he died.

(THE SHAMROCK)  Patrick used the shamrock, as the symbol of the holy Trinity. The Shamrock or clover {note the sham pun in shamrock, puns are always give a ways} is originally an ancient PAGAN SYMBOL of the GODDESS, the original Holy TRINITY, the TRIPLE GODDESS, whose phases we see as the Moon waxing and waning. The Triple Goddess, like the Roman God Janus, who was also an overlay of the original Goddess worshipping religions, represents the past present and future. Christianity like Hinduism, Judaism, Islam always incorporated former religions but then skews the original meaning, usually inferring the opposite. St. Patrick was famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland, meaning he drove the pagans out/converted them. The snake is a euphemism; the snakes symbolize the Goddess, rebirth, sexuality, eternity, and wisdom. Snakes were always her honored symbol. In the re-writing of the Goddess history, the propaganda popularly known as the Bible, tells how in Genesis, the snake was turned into evil and Eve made to be seen as wicked, the original sinner, forever dooming women to hardship in birth, and never able to repent. This has a lot to do with the symbolism seen in Gods like Cernunnos as well, as he is seen holding a snake. He is also a god of fertility, life, wealth, and prosperity, which all go with the holiday. The legend of the Leprechauns is that they know all the secrets of hidden treasures. Their affiliation with shoe-making, rainbows, and pots of gold is really symbolic of them being earth elemental demon spirits. As you can see most every symbolism associated with the holiday today has a pagan affiliation or pagan roots. We hope you have enjoyed reading the info that we have to share about the St. Patricks Day holiday. Have a prosperous and smooth week. See ya soon!!

-Ian

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