Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ante Diem IV Kalendas December

Modern Date : November 28th

Ante Diem IV Kalendas December
Fourth Day to the Kalends of December

This is one of the dies comitiales when committees of citizens could vote on political or criminal matters.

In the Egyptian calendar, Nov. 28 is one of the major Goddess festival days of the year. On this day the feasts of Hathor and Sekhmet are held, along with ceremonies to preserve the purity of truth, embodied as Ma'at, the Neter of Truth. Sekhmet was a goddess of the Memphis triad, sometimes shown as a lion-headed woman. Sekhmet was prayed to by mothers who wished to nurse their children, as in the following incantation: O thou who lives on the water, hasten to the Judge in his divine abode, to Sekhmet who walks behind him, and to Isis, ruler of Dep, saying, "bring her this milk."

November is the ninth month (after March) and is a lucky month which is almost free of religious obligation.

In the ancient Greco-Roman calendar, this day is sacred to Astraea, the "star goddess", daughter of Zeus and Themis. Astraea was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the Golden Age. As mankind became wicked, she was the last to stay on earth, ascending to heaven to become the constellation Virgo; the scales of justice she carried became the nearby constellation Libra. Like the day of Persephone (Nov. 25), this day represents the retreat of light and warmth from the Earth at the onset of winter. She and her mother were both personifications of justice.

Fourth Night
In the Mayan Galactic Creation Cycle as reckoned by Carl Johan Calleman, this day begins the "Fourth Night," and the eighth tun of 360 days, in a series of 13 tuns culminating in the critical moment of spiritual opportunity on Oct. 28, 2011. In this night, as in all the other nights in the cycle, Calleman expects that humanity will move away from greater spiritual consciousness, then move in the direction of awakening again in the "Fifth Day" that begins on Nov. 23, 2006.


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