The Mysterious Origins of Christmas – Jan Irvin at the Living Temple, Dec 20, 2008

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A lecture I gave a few years ago on Christmas. Sorry, this isn't the best lecture I've done, but I wasn't able to get a copy of my 2009 lecture. I need to redo this whole thing and re-post it all cleaned up. One day soon. For now, enjoy this one...

http://youtu.be/7R5O66gmFrk

  16 comments for “The Mysterious Origins of Christmas – Jan Irvin at the Living Temple, Dec 20, 2008

  1. Sai
    December 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I still remember the first time I stumbled upon your work about a year ago. Thanks for bringing back the magic of Chrismas to life.
    A big kid

    • jenna shaputis
      December 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Since Christmas is kinda dull at my house I had something new to consider this year-thank you. I picked chantrelles this week and never considered a use for a christmas tree like drying food great idea! It is nature’s early morning surprise- slogging through some thick to fall upon the desired mushroom. The mushroom and The trees. The experience of living 250 ft up an old growth tree in Oregon comes to mind and time to sit and stare out as the fog rolls over you. The Ladder effect for few.

  2. Z
    December 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing, i learned a lot.

    I need to find some likeminded people in my area, it’s a deadzone here.

    • Alex Chiger
      March 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

      i feel the same way every day… what is your area?

  3. December 29, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Just treated myself to the whole lecture. And must say thx for posting it. living in denmark it is a strange coincidence that i decide to, in itunes, check out a news/talk radiostation in the US. ABC i think. i sit through the commercials to then find a program talking about magic mushrooms. people calling in talking about the subject in all objectivity! 🙂 i caugth the name Jan Irvin made a search and voila, here i am. i’m born in 1957 and did sometime when i was young have some experiences with psilocibyne mushrooms. being artistic i did a picture recently depicting that, a picture that i have actually sold. and i don’t sell that much. 🙂 enjoy: http://www.larsensgalleri.dk/Svampetur2lille.jpg

    Thx for making my christmas a little merrier, and a happy new year to you all.

  4. December 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

    A most fascinating compendium of the ancient traditions reflecting the origins of the various mystery religions and their relation and foreshadowing of the birth of Christ. As an observant Catholic christian I find no contradiction between the magisterium of the Church and the various gnostic revelations which have been brought to completion through the Incarnation. My in depth studies of sidereal astrology and the work of Carl Jung have enriched and broadened my understanding of the completion and fulfillment of the mysteries and the Old Testament through the person of Emmanuel, the Son Of God. However the exaltation of the revelations of the gnosis at the expense of the person of Christ becomes extremely problematic especially in respect to the subsequent relativization of death and evil which is its natural consequence. Christ came in the “fullness of time” to not only fulfill the Old Testament but to “deliver judgment on the gods of Egypt” much as Yahweh accomplished in the Exodus of the people of Israel from bondage to the Pharaoh. Thus the esoteric knowledge of the gnosis available only to the adepts was liberated from the confines of its secret and arcane manifestations to a privileged minority of the cognoscenti and transformed in the gospel of love which offers the body blood soul and divinity of God become man to all “men of good will”. Thank you for a most informative elucidation of the mystical foundations underlying the Revelation celebrated at Christmas. You might be interested in a book entitled “Meditations on the Tarot” by Valentin Tombourg which profoundly continues the glorious traditions of the mystery of eternal life granted to us by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the fulfillment of his miraculous birth. Peace to all men of good will.

    • Jan Irvin
      December 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks for your note. I think you’ll be very interested in the Pharmacratic Inquisition video link at the top of the site.

      • December 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

        in addition I thoroughly enjoyed your interview on Coast to Coast, especially the connection of the Zapruder film with the Luce Foundation. It’s as if they purposely captured the whole sordid murder on tape (much like 9/11) to psychologically and imbed trauma based mind control deeply in the collective unconscious. Yours is a great site which i have bookmarked for its cutting edge, highly topical and significant insights into our common identity. Excellent work!

  5. Ivangr
    December 30, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Thank you! The lecture, i think, is even better than the Pharmacratic Inquisition video itself! Especially for the Christmas time.

  6. Walter Ego
    December 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for making the point on Coast to Coast that there is no evidence of a historical Jesus.
    This is an important truth.

  7. Lady Hay
    December 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you for putting this informative lecture on line. The collection of art work and historical references Are captivating, and a missing link in American culture.

  8. david llewellyn foster
    January 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Very relaxed enjoyable lecture Jan, no need to improve on it at all – sometimes the natural and spontaneous “rough” versions are actually the best and most authentic. In another twenty years from now you will look back at this and be amazed at just how much original information you were able to communicate in such an entertaining way!
    Two minor observations: the motif of the drying mushroom on a tree is highly suggestive when the image of the upside down “saint” Peter and “hanged man” of the Tarot are taken into account. Also, the Minoan snake goddess you referred to is a fascinating topic of inquiry. I recommend Buffie Johnson’s Lady of the Beasts, but also this link that has an intriguing discussion of the subject in relation to menstrual mysteries http://witcombe.sbc.edu/snakegoddess/discovery.html
    moreover the Mycenae Perseus/Andromeda connection is explored briefly here http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/jun2002.html

  9. Bill
    January 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Jan, This lecture was really well done. You don’t need to update anything. I learned these subjects over the years from Jordan Maxwell and Michael Tsarion(I verified it myself of course). It’s nice to see someone else who actually understands this information. Great job!

  10. max
    April 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    there is a movie on netflix about killing santa and the dark helpers kidnapping kids..

    • Jan Irvin
      April 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Well what’s the title?!

  11. Michael
    November 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Where can I get a sweet “Thinking Cap” like that for the holiday family round table “discussions?”

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