|Serapis the Signature of a God|
|by Andrew J. Bevan, QHP, DMS Astrol. (c) 1987|
|Serapis is an ancient greek-egyptian god.
According to Plutarch (45-125 AD), Ptolemy Soter, who was
Pharaoh of Egypt from 305-285 BC, once dreamt of standing
before a large statue which demand to be brought to
Alexandria with greatest speed. Pharaoh was most
distressed, not knowing where to look for the statue or
whether I even existed. Upon summoning many travellers,
one of them known as Sosibius stepped forward and said he
had seen such a figure, as described by the Pharaoh, when
travelling through Sinope. Ptolemeaus Soter immediately sent Soteles and Dionysius to Sinope to bargain for the
transfer of the statue to Alexandria. But when three
years had passed and they still had not come to an
agreement, they eventually stole the figure, claiming
that it had come to life and walked right on board their
When the statue arrived in Egypt, the initiates immediately declared that the figure was Serapis, a Grecian and Egyptian parallel to Pluto. There were built many temples for the worship of Serapis. Such a temple was called a Serapeum.
In the third century AD Emperor Throdosius sent Christian soldiers into Alexandria to destroy the image of Serapis. Socrates, a church historian of the 5th century, wrote that after the Christians had razed the Serapeum, beneath the foundations was found a monogram of Christ. As Emperor Hadrian wrote, the worshippers of Serapis were also Christians.
Julian said that: One Jove, one Pluto and one Sun is Serapis. Phylarchus explains the name, saying it meant the power that disposed the Universe into its present beautiful order.
In following articles I show that the configuration of the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the heavens is a signature of the highest order.