August 1 – Lughnasadh: the Feast of the God of Light
Lughnasadh is a Gaelic feast, celebrating the return of the legitimate God of Light to Earth. He appears in the form of a solar hero carrying a spear, Sacra, one of the four treasures of the Tuatha De Danan, the mythical people who preceded the Irish. He is therefore an Atlantis God, as evidenced by the fact that the treasure comes from one of the four island-cities, called Gorias, remains of the previous Atlantis.
The spear of Lugh is basically a ray of Sun that, impossible to stop, always hits its target. It is therefore the spear of light that enlivens the fields by making the wheat sacred to him germinate and ripen. This then becomes the Spear of Longinus, the spear dipped in the etherized blood of Christ.
It is no coincidence that the feast of Lugh also coincides with the following Christian Lammas, the feast of bread. With his life-giving and maturing action, Lugh confines the Monster of Famine, which we could call Ahriman, to the subsoil, which brings a bread famine, both earthly and spiritual.
Lugh’s face is one and at the same time triple, thus indicating a link with the triple occult constitution of the Sun, etheric, astral and spiritual, as well as with the Mystery of the Trinity. It will come as no surprise that the ancient name of the wheat is “Triticum”, or triticum, “that which is minced” and which contains within itself the root “tri”, triple.
On the occasion of Lughnasadh a Taurus was also sacrificed, an image that recalls other later Mysteries, those of the Persian Mithras, also a solar God who comes to end the Age of Taurus and begin that of Aries or Lamb, the Christ. It is from Abudad, the cosmic Taurus that the wheat, the gold of the Earth, comes out.
In the Mystery of Golgotha, Christ from spirit of the Sun becomes spirit of the Earth: from that moment, in a cosmic transubstantiation, the body of our planet is the body of Christ, so that literally “He who eats my bread, tramples on me with his feet!