The Mystical Meaning of Easter
Discovering the Esoteric Easter
Easter, in the Catholic tradition, means the "passage of God in life;" in another instance, it refers to the "death of Jesus," the Christ of the Age of Pisces.
But what many people do not know is that the Easter has a mystical meaning that goes beyond the Catholic concept of the resurrection of Christ and the Passover of Judaism, which commemorates the liberation of the people of Israel from Egypt. For the Theosophist and Russian writer Helena Blavatsky, Easter is the spiritual season of purification and liberation.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. Deepak Chopra
In addition to the Christian interpretation of the date, the death of Jesus also contains different mystical symbols which we would explore later.
Historian, the researcher, and holistic therapist, Helena Gerenstadt, teaches that the Christic way of initiation was represented in the lifetime of Christ Jesus.
"It is outlined during Easter, the only holy day determined by the stars. It always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring (in the Northern Hemisphere), after the equinox. The esoteric tradition reveals that only the highest initiates were able to partake of the mysteries and energies that occur at the equinox. For most people, including the learners of the mysteries and the disciples, the divine energies of the equinox were celebrated by "reflection" on the day of the full moon. We live in new times when these energies are available to those who want to receive them. "
According to her, Easter is the ideal time to get in touch with energies that transfigure life.
"It is a period supervised by Archangel Raphael, guardian of the Holy Grail. At this time of year, your mission is to help sharpen our senses so that the soul can see and know what still needs to be done.
Esoterically, Easter reflects the initiatory tradition of the manifestation of the Spirit of God among men, a very sacred occasion. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate with God and His Angelic Hosts. It is necessary to have a great spiritual vibration to merit the divine presence and also to withstand the vibratory charge. Otherwise, we will not be able to "enjoy" the opportunity because we are not receptive, open and resonant to the Lord's graces.
It is interesting to note that Easter is a religious celebration of the beginning of the New Year Astrological which is also the magical year, used by the ancient shamans, druids, pagans, magicians, and esotericists of all time. In the Esoteric Tradition, respect and veneration in the Equinoxes and Solstices are striking and always indicates an honest approach to Truth, True Power, Wisdom, Mercy, and Peace.
Easter is a celebration that can help us in our ever-upward spiral. It is a time of grand angelic celebration when we can connect more fully with the heavenly messengers to resurrect our lives. At that time there is a call for the incarnate masters of our time to awaken to their tasks and purposes. It is a time when the energy of music and flowers can be discovered by people who are sensitive to it. It's a time for great celebration, expansion and no regrets, "concludes Helena Gerenstadt.
Easter is then related to the Esoteric New Year and in the Northern Hemisphere and also marks the beginning of Spring. It is in the spring that Nature, the feminine aspect of God, is renewed, awakened, reborn for life. It is when the rabbit comes out of its lair with its abundant litter (symbolism of fertility and beauty). Everyone knows that rabbit does not put an egg, this is another esoteric symbolism added to the party. The egg also comes from its symbolism linked to the principle of life, to the potentiality of an existence. It is symbolically in the spring that life comes to life. An egg is the hope of a new life that will begin soon.
In ancient times they were hand-painted eggs of birds with esoteric motifs and ritualistically consumed.
The resurrection of Jesus is celebrated in different ways around the world.
In Belgium and France, the bells are not played between Good Friday and Easter Sunday because of a legend that they (the bells) fly to Rome and when they return they drop eggs for everyone. Belgian children produce straw nests in the hope that the rabbit will leave lots of eggs.
In Bulgaria, after Mass on Holy Thursday, boiled eggs are painted, and paschal bread, "kolache" or "kozunak" are made. The bread and eggs are blessed. Each of the family picks up an egg and beats the eggs of others; he who gets the whole egg will be lucky during the year.
The Hindus make the Holi festival to reminisce about the emergence of the god Krishna. At that time, the population dances, play flutes, and make special foods to receive friends. It is typical for the owner of the house to mark the guests' foreheads with colored powder.
"The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends, and love never dies."
The Meditative week
Wednesday - Day of betrayal and Judah’s Guilt. The meditations revolve around the transformation of our Egos, the death of the lower desires and the internal purification as the way to reach the greater light.
Thursday - Last supper. It is time to meditate on the transmutation, and transubstantiation of matter to express it in a higher way.
Friday - Crucifixion. Here one learns to carry the cross because each being is responsible for his life, its own attitudes and energies. The inferior is renounced in favor of the superior. The recommended exercises are silence, fasting, and contemplative prayer.
Saturday. The veils between life and death, between the physical and the spiritual, have been broken forever.
Sunday. From darkness to light. It is a time of full and accurate communion with the angelic hierarchy. The theme is rebirth and reawakening to a new Light.
Also see The Spiritual Meaning of Easter