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➝ Christmas & It’s Esoteric Significance — Santa Claus, an Esoteric interpretation 🔔

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Santa Claus, an Esoteric interpretation.

All down the ages there have been stories of fairies, 
gnomes, mermaids, naiads and fabled characters galore.

The ancient Norsemen, Dutch, Huns and all the 
oriental races possess literature prolific with allegories, 
parables and fables built around the wonders and physical 
and chemical operations of the human body. 

The birth of the monthly seed is the basis of the 
Mother Goose Stories and similar tales in all lands. 

Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of seafarers, 
virgins and children, is the bearer of gifts to children on Christmas eve. 

Of all festivals celebrated all over the known world, 
that held in honor of Santa Claus ranks as first in the 
hearts of all humanity, old as well as young. This in 
itself is a most significant fact. 
 

 

 

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It is time that the truth in regard to this age long 
custom be made known to the world, time that its real 
and true significance be understood. Then will it be truly 
celebrated, for it will have become an inward process, as 
well as an outward observation. 

Parents, from time immemorial, have explained to 
their children that the presents which they found in their 
stockings, when they jumped eagerly from their beds in 
the morning, were placed there by a mysterious person 
called “Santa Claus.” No one saw him come, no one 
saw him leave, but he left unmistakable evidence of his 
visit. 

Some children ask many questions in regard to this 
mysterious “person,” and when they become too insistent 
the ingenuity of parents is sorely taxed to give satisfactory 
answers. There comes a time, however, when they must 
have the Santa Claus “myth” explained to them, and it is 
then that their deep childlike trust and confidence in their 
parents receives its first shock. Thereafter they commence 
to doubt their parents, to question their veracity,
and many tears have been shed, because, after all Santa 
was not a “really, truly person.” 

THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS, IT IS A PHYSIOLOGICAL FACT, 
and IT does “SECRETE” the most 
“holy and wonderful gift” or substance in the body of 
every individual. Those who understand it who receive 
it in the right spirit have “Become as little children.” 

“As above, so below.” As in the Macrocosm the 
universe, so in the microcosm-man. 

Can anyone think for one moment that the parables, 
fables, allegories and myths that have come down to us 
through the ages have no basic foundation? They, as 
well as the fast days and feast days are founded on great 
esoteric truths. Otherwise they would have ceased to be. 

The Great Hierarchy that rules the Universe see to 
it that nothing is forgotten that needs to be remembered. 

Santa Claus, or Saint Claus, is derived from the same 
root word as “claustrum,” from which “cloister” is also 
derived. Claustrum means a barrier, a covered place, seclusion. 
Cloister is referred to as a place of seclusion, 
and more especially as a place of seclusion for something 
holy, something dedicated to divinity. 

There is a Saint Claus, or Claustrum within the cerebrum, 
and whoever gave it that name knew why they did so. 

The suture of the skull is the point where the bones 
meet. We can very easily see this place on the head of 
infants, as the sections are not then drawn closely together, 
and the vibrations of the brain can be both seen and felt. 

In Sanscrit this is called “The Door of Brahm,” for 
it is the apperture through which the Ego, or Spirit 
leaves the body. It is also the chimney of Santa Claus. 
The vertebrae as a whole is called the “stick of Brahm.” 

Directly underneath the “door of Brahm” is a triangular 
shaped body named in physiology the “Island of 
Reil.” This is the place where “John” was when “he” 
looked back and saw the wonderful vision of the regenerated
man in the “Isle of Patmos” This island is the 
central lobe of the cerebrum, and is also called the Pole;
hence, the Island of Reil is the North Pole of the body, 
and is, as we well know, the imperishable, sacred land. 

In Santee’s anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, we 
find that this island is “situated in the medial wall of 
the lateral fissure of the cerebrum, between the frontal, 
parietal and temporal lobes, whose growth, after the fifth 
month in utero, gradually covers it over. At the end of 
the first year of extrauterine life, it is entirely concealed 
by temporal, parietal and frontal parts of the operculum” 
cover or lid. Thus we see that Mother Nature has 
taken great pains to conceal this sacred center. 

Underneath this island, and directly in a line with the 
Optic Thalamus lies the Claustrum, but separated from it 
by yet three other bodies. 

The claustrum is a thin sheet of isolated gray matter, 
found just medial to the Island of Reil. Santee says it 
“is a sheet of peculiar gray substance, and is made up of 
fusiform (spindle shaped) cell-bodies.” It is from this 
claustrum that contains yellow substance within its outer 
grayish exterior, that the wonderful, priceless OIL is 
formed that flows down into the olivary fasciculus, “descending 
with the rubrospinal tract through the reticular 
formation in the pons and medulla to the lateral column 
of the spinal cord. It terminates in the gray matter of 
the spinal cord, probably giving off collaterals to corresponding 
nuclei in the brain stem.” Santee. This is 
the OIL, the precious gift of which the Bible speaks, 
“Thou anointest my head with oil.” 

And not only is there oil manufactured within this 
special laboratory of the brain, but there is actually an 
olive tree, which bears actual olives so named in any 
anatomy. The two olives are two infinitesimal eminences 
on either side of the medulla, with the Pyramid between. 

They are one-half inch in length. It is found well developed 
only in the higher mammals. They are RELAY 
(Santee) stations between the cerebrum and the cerebellum 
and between the spinal cord and the cerebellum. 

This oil is the most sacred substance in the body it 
is the quintessence of gold the “Gold of Ophir” most 
truly a rare gift. Globules of oil are found in the vital 
fluid, the semen, and when the prodigal son has wasted
his substance, he finds that it takes a long time to replace 
the deficiency and make good the looted bank account. 

This wonderful oil is the secret work of the immaculate 
Virgin, Mary (or Mare) “represented by the sign Virgo. 
In chemistry we find that sulphate of potassium is the 
mineral salt, which, uniting with sulphur and oxygen, 
manufactures the oil. We find that this salt also crystallizes
out from the mother-liquors of sea water and salt 
springs. People born under the sign Virgo, if they have 
become deficient in this salt suffer from dryness of the 
skin, and baldness. We can also understand why draining 
of the vital fluid - living in excesses, will also produce 
baldness. If there were no oil in the body, the skin would 
become harsh and dry. 

The story of the wise virgins who had their lamps 
trimmed and filled with oil is given to emphasize the 
necessity for the presence of oil in the body, for they 
cannot go out to meet the “bridegroom” unless their 
lamps are burning. “The lamb is the lamp thereof.” 

The olives, which contain the oil, are the reservoirs 
the relay stations, of course, which furnish the oil for the 
lamp, the pineal gland, at the top of which is the flame or 
eye. When the Kundalini, the serpent fire that lies concealed 
within the sacral plexus is awakened, burns up the 
dross within the spinal cord, and reaches the conarium, 
it sets fire to this oil and thus lights the “perpetual lamp,” 
which “Gives the light to the whole house.” 

Santa Claus is thus the giver of the supreme gift in 
the human body, the oil for the perpetual lamp the gold 
of Ophir, the quintessence of richness. 

A total lack of oil in the body will, in itself, cause 
death. 

Santa Claus brings his gifts when the Christ-mass is 
celebrated. 

The Greek characters that stand for Christ are X P I, 
and the word itself (Christ) means oil, in Greek. The 
seed is the bread of life, and when anointed with oil 
(Christed and crucified) become the Christ-mass the 
bread, eaten in the Father’s Kingdom.

Thus we now clearly understand the meaning of Santa 
Claus and his Christmas visit with gifts to the children.

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The exact date of Jesus’s birth is a matter of debate, but it is generally acknowledged that it was not December 25. That date was adopted most likely in the fourth century CE (Christian or Common Era). That date was chosen, according to Gibbon (Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), by early Christians because it coincided with the culmination of the Roman festival of Brumalia, celebrating the birth of Bacchus (Dionysus). Bruma is an ancient Latin name for the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, which the Julian calendar fixed on December 25. It was also the traditional date of the birth of Mithra, the Invincible Sun. In either case, it enabled Christians to avoid attracting unwanted attention to themselves and consequently persecution. Not all early Christian communities adopted that date; one historian is quoted by Annie Besant (Esoteric Christianity, p. 110) as re¬porting that “one hundred and thirty-six different dates” were “fixed on by different Christian sects”. Leadbeater suggests that the actual date may have been “sometime in the spring” (Inner Side, p. 9).
 

Whatever the reason for choosing December 25, that date is esoterically appropriate. For one thing, associating the birth of a world teacher with the rebirth of the Sun (symbolic of our spiritual Self) relates Christianity to the esoteric doctrine of the descent of the second person of the Trinity into matter to begin the long evolutionary journey of unfolding consciousness in ever more sophisticated forms. It is also claimed by some psychics, such as Dora van Gelder [Kunz] (The Christmas of the Angels) that there is a special outpouring of energy upon the world at this time. 
 

Leadbeater further states that the story of wise men being guided to the birthplace by a star is symbolic of an event in the expansion of consciousness called the First Initiation, when humans begin to develop their inherent spiritual powers. It is said that a star appears in the psychic realm over the initiate’s head at that time. The Magi may represent either the acknowledgment of the new initiate by other initiates or, considering the traditional gifts of the Magi, the purification of the vehicles of the initiate’s personal consciousness: myrrh for physical, frankincense for emotional, gold for mental. Many people experience Christmas as a greater feeling of brotherhood, peace, and love (Leadbeater, Inner Side, pp. 27-32).
 

Sir James George Frazer, in his Golden Bough, suggests that Christmas was borrowed directly from Mithraism and points out that many pagan cultures in the northern hemisphere celebrated festivals at this time of year. It was close to the longest night of the year, and for agrarian societies the approaching lengthening of daylight was important for growing crops, thus for sustaining life. Various tribes then engaged in rituals to ensure fecundity. The association of the rebirth of the sun with the astrological sign of Capricorn at that time of year reinforces the association with fecundity. 
 

The traditional Christmas story of the Nativity derives mostly from Matthew’s Gospel; only Luke makes any other mention of it, adding some extra events, such as the Magnificat, Mary’s song about her soul praising the Lord. Because the account in Matthew is very dramatic, one would expect the other Gospels to have included it, especially the slaughter of all new-born Jewish males. Since no contemporary historian, such as Josephus, mentions that event, it must be of esoteric, not historical, significance. A possible interpretation is that Herod represents our habitual consciousness, which seeks to retain its control over the expanded consciousness of the initiate by trying to destroy the new spiritual influences.
 

According to some Theosophical writers, the historical Jesus was born by the normal means of conception about 105 years BCE (before the Common Era). His parents, poor, but well-born and spiritually developed, belonged to one of the mystery schools of the time. His Jewish name would have been Jeshua, later Romanized as Jesus. A somewhat different account of his birth is given in Talmudic sources, especially the medieval Toledot Yeshu, quoted as historically accurate by H. P. Blavatsky in her various writings, although seriously questioned by some noted scholars. This account is also repeated by G. R. S. Mead in his book Did Jesus Live 100 B.C.? (1903). HPB gives Jesus’ name variously as Jehoshua ben Pandira (CW 8:189, 204, 380) or Jeshu ben-Panthera (CW 4:361), his birthplace as Lud or Lydda (CW 8:189), his mother’s name as “Stada (alias Miriam),” and his father’s name as Panthera, “a Roman soldier” (CW 4:362). Hence, she states, he “was not of pure Jewish blood, and thus recognized no Jehovah” (SD 1:578). HPB states that he lived from 120 to 70 BCE (CW 4:362) and was a disciple of Rabbi Jehoshua ben Perahiah, his granduncle and fifth president of the Jewish Sanhedrin after Ezra, with whom he fled to Alexandria, Egypt, during the persecution of Jews under Alexander Janneaus (the Maccabean King 106-79 BCE). She adds that it was there that Jesus was initiated into the mystery school which caused him to be charged with “heresy and sorcery” upon his return to Palestine (CW 4:362), stoned to death (CW 8:189), and his body hung upon a tree outside the city of Lud (CW 4:362).
 

There are, then, inconsistencies both within and between the two main Theosophical accounts of the birth and life of Jesus. But however one attempts to reconcile them, it is evident that both the historical account and the esoteric interpretation of the Biblical story of Christmas in Theosophical writings, are at considerable variance with orthodox Christian theology. And whatever the actual facts may have been, they do not minimize the importance of that story both as wonderfully inspiring, as full of rich symbolism, and as a model for our own spiritual development, the awakening to the power of universal love in our hearts.