The mysterious connection between Sirius and the history of mankind
🌟 From ancient times and across multiple civilizations, Sirius, the Star of the Dog, has been surrounded by mysterious traditions.
Esoteric teachings of all ages have invariably attributed special status to Sirius, and the importance of the star in occult symbolism attests to this.
“What makes Sirius so special? Is it just because he’s the brightest star in the sky? Or could it come from an ancient and mysterious connection with her?
This article highlights the importance of Sirius throughout history and secret societies, and then describes the symbolism that surrounds him.
Sirius is found in the constellation Canis Major and is therefore known as “the star of the dog”. (If you can recognize the constellation Orion, just look below to the left, east, to spot Sirius.
Do not confuse it with Jupiter. Sirius sparkles, while Jupiter’s radiance is fixed. It’s twenty times brighter than our sun and twice as massive. At night, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, and its clear blue glow has never failed to interest astronomers since the dawn of time. It’s no wonder that Sirius has been revered by virtually all civilizations. But is there anything else beyond the mere fact of its observation?
🌟Artefacts from ancient civilizations have revealed that Sirius was of great importance in astronomy, mythology and occultism.
The Mystery Schools regard it as a “sun behind the sun” and therefore the true source of energy for our sun. If the heat of our sun keeps the physical world alive, Sirius is considered to keep the spiritual world alive. He is the “true light” which shines in the east, the spiritual light, as the sun illuminates the physical world, considered a great illusion.
Associating Sirius with the divine and likewise seeing him as the cradle of humanity’s “great teachers” is not only rooted in the mythology of a few early civilizations: it is a widespread belief that has survived (and has even intensified) until today.
We will study the importance of Sirius in ancient times, analyze his dominance in secret societies, and examine these esoteric concepts as they have been passed down in popular culture.
💙In ancient civilizations🌟
In ancient Egypt, Sirius was seen as the most important star in the sky. Astronomically it was in fact the foundation of the entire Egyptian religious system. He was revered as Sothis and was associated with Isis, the maternal goddess of Egyptian mythology. Isis is the feminine aspect of the trinity formed by herself, Osiris and their son Horus.
The ancient Egyptians held Sirius in such a regard that most of their deities were associated, near or far, with the star. Anubis, the dog-headed god of death, had an obvious connection to the dog star, and Toth-Hermes, the great teacher of mankind, was esoterically related to the star as well.
The Egyptian calendar system was based on the heliacal rising of Sirius which occurred just before the annual summer flooding of the Nile. The celestial movement of the star was also observed and revered by the ancient Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians, and many other civilizations. The star was therefore sacred and its appearance in the sky was accompanied by festivals and celebrations. The dog star heralded the coming of the heat and drought days of July and August, so the popular term was “heat wave” (from Latin “canis”, the dog)
Several researchers in occultism have claimed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in perfect alignment with stars, especially Sirius. The glow of these stars would have been used in Egyptian Mystery ceremonies.
Recent scientific discoveries relating to the Great Pyramid and its mysterious ventilation chimneys have led researchers to further confirm the importance of Sirius to the pyramid.
Translation: the sky above the great pyramid, 2500 BC
The alignment of the star with the Great Pyramid of Giza. Orion (assimilated to the god Osiris) aligns with the King’s Chamber while Sirius (assimilated to the goddess Isis) aligns with the Queen’s Chamber.
A fascinating aspect of Sirius is the consistency of its symbolism and the meanings associated with it.
Several great civilizations have truly associated Sirius with a dog-like figure and visualized the star either as the source or as the end goal of a mysterious force.
To Chinese and Japanese astronomy, Sirius is known as “the star of the celestial wolf”. Several native tribes in North America referred to the star …in canine terms: the Seri and Tohono O’odham tribes of the southwest describe Sirius as a “dog following the bighorn sheep”, while Blackfoot (American Indian) calls him “dog face”. The Cherokees paired Sirius with Antares as the guardian star-dog of the “Path of Souls”. The dog tribe in Nebraska knew him as “the star of the wolf”, while other branches of the tribe called him “the star coyote”. Further north, the Inuit of Alaska called him the “moon dog.”
💙The Dogon tribe and Atlantis🌟
In 1971, American author Robert Temple published a controversial book titled The Mystery of Sirius, in which he claimed that the Dogons (an ancient African tribe in Mali) knew details about Sirius that were impossible to know without a telescope. According to him, the Dogon understood the binary nature of Sirius, which is in fact made up of two stars named Sirius A and Sirius B. This led Temple to think that the Dogon had “direct” connections with beings from Sirius.
While some might say “You can’t be Sirius” (sorry), a lot of secret societies (which have historically had some of the most influential people in the world in their ranks) and belief systems teach a connection. mystic between Sirius and humanity.
In Dogon mythology, humanity is said to have arisen from the Nommo, a race of amphibians who were inhabitants of a planet surrounding Sirius. They would have descended from the sky in a vessel accompanied by fire and thunder. And would have imparted extensive knowledge to humans. This led Temple to establish the theory that the Nommos were extraterrestrial inhabitants of Sirius who traveled to earth at some point in the distant past to teach ancient civilizations (such as the Egyptians and Dogons) about the star system of Sirius as well as our own solar system. These civilizations will then integrate the teachings of the Nommos into their religions and make them converge towards their Mysteries.
The Dogon mythological system is remarkably similar to those of other civilizations such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Israelites, and Babylonians, for it includes the archetypal myth of a “great teacher from heaven.”
Depending on civilization, this great teacher is known as either Enoch, Thoth or Hermes Trismegistus and is said to have taught mankind theurgic sciences. In occult traditions, it is believed that Thot-Hermes taught the people of Atlantis, who, according to legend, would have become the most advanced civilization in the world before the entire continent was submerged by a great flood (versions flood can be found in the mythologies of countless civilizations).
The survivors of Atlantis traveled by boat to several countries, including Egypt, where they passed on their advanced knowledge. Occultists believe that the inexplicable resemblance between distant civilizations (like the Mayans and Egyptians) can be explained by their common contact with the Atlanteans.
Is Thot-Hermes Trismegistus the equivalent of the Nommos of the Dogons, who they believe originated from Sirius?
💙Ancient texts concerning Hermes describe him as a teacher of mysteries who “came from the stars”. In addition, Thoth-Hermes was directly linked to Sirius in Egyptian mythology.
The interpretation of the mythology of ancient cultures is not an exact science, and the connections are inherently difficult to prove. Yet the symbolic link between Sirius and occult knowledge has appeared throughout history and has continually traveled through the ages. In fact, it is revered today as it was millennia ago.
Modern secret societies, such as the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and the Golden Dawn (which are considered Hermetic Orders in that their teachings are based on those of Hermes Trismegistus) all attribute extreme importance to Sirius. A keen look at their symbolism gives a glimpse of the deep connection between Sirius and occult philosophy.
Sirius, occult symbolism and secret societies
To claim that Sirius is “important” to the Hermetic Orders would be a huge understatement.
The dog star is nothing other than the linchpin of teachings and symbols of secret societies. The ultimate proof: many secret societies are still named after the star
🌟In the tarot
The 17th major tarot card is called “The Star” (or “The Stars”, according to the tarot) and features a young girl kneeling with one foot in water and the other on earth; his body suggests the shape of a swastika. She has two urns, the contents of which she pours on the ground and in the water. Above his head are 8 stars, one of them being exceptional ..nt large and bright.
The Count of Gébelin considers that the big star is Sothis or Sirius; the other 7 stars are the sacred planets of the ancients. He believes that the female figure is Isis in action which triggers the flooding of the Nile, accompanied by the rising of the dog star. The unclothed representation of Isis can mean that Nature does not receive her garment of greenery until the waters of the Nile have released the germination of plants and flowers.
Among the Freemasons
In Masonic lodges, Sirius is known as “the fiery star” and a glance at his highlighting in Masonic symbolism reveals his immense importance.
Freemason author William Hutchinson wrote of Sirius: “It is the primary and highest object that requires our attention in the Lodge. Just as the light of Sirius makes its way into the Great Pyramid during initiations, it is symbolically present in Masonic lodges.
In Freemasonry, it is taught that the fiery star is a symbol of divinity, omnipresence (the Creator is present everywhere) and omniscience (the Creator sees and knows all). Sirius is therefore “the sacred place” that all Masons must reach: it is the source of divine power and the divine destination of individuals. This concept is often represented in Masonic art.
Ancient astronomers saw all the great symbols of Freemasonry in the stars. Sirius shines in our dressing rooms like a flaming star. “
🌟 In Freemasonry, it is taught that the fiery star is a symbol of divinity, omnipresence (the Creator is present everywhere) and omniscience (the Creator sees and knows everything).
“Sirius is therefore” the sacred place “that all Masons must reach: it is the source of divine power and the divine destination of individuals.
This concept is often represented in Masonic art.
Masonic artwork depicting Sirius, the Burning Star, as a Freemason’s travel destination.
To achieve perfection, the initiate must understand and successfully integrate the dual nature of the world (good and evil; male and female; black and white, etc.) through an alchemical metamorphosis.
This concept is symbolically represented by the union of Osiris and Isis (the male and female principles) which gives birth to Horus, the child-star, a character similar to Christ, the perfect man of Freemasonry – who is the equal of the burning star.
“The sun and the moon … represent the two great principles … the masculine and the feminine … both shed their light on their son, the fiery star, or Horus.”
The Egyptian hieroglyph representing Sirius has been esoterically interpreted as the representation of the cosmic trinity.
The hieroglyph representing Sirius contains three elements:
a “phallic” obelisk (representing Osiris), a dome similar to a matrix (representing Isis) and a star (representing Horus).
This concept is so crucial to Freemasons that it has been incorporated into most major structures around the world.
🌟The Washington monument, an Egyptian obelisk representing the male principle, is directly connected to the dome of the Capitol, representing the female principle.
Together they produce Horus an invisible energy represented by Sirius.
As Albert Pike stated above, the Egyptian god Horus and the star Sirius are often associated.
In Masonic symbolism, the Eye of Horus (or All-Seeing Eye) is often depicted surrounded by the light of Sirius.
A Masonic board describes the sun above the left pillar (representing the masculine), the moon above the right pillar (representing the feminine) and Sirius above the central pillar, representing the “perfect man” or Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Note the “Eye of Horus” on Sirius.
The Eye of Horus within a triangle (symbolizing divinity) surrounded by the glow of Sirius, the fiery star
The All-Seeing Eye within the Burning Star in Masonic Art
The All-Seeing Eye within the Burning Star in Masonic Art Given the symbolic correlation between the All-Seeing Eye and Sirius, the following picture becomes obvious.
The light behind the All-Seeing Eye on the US dollar bill is not that of the sun, but that of Sirius.
💙The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in alignment with Sirius and is therefore shown to be shining just above the Pyramid.
A shining tribute to Sirius is thereby in the pockets of millions of citizens.
“The Order of the Eastern Star”
The symbol of the OEO is an inverted star, similar to the fiery star of Freemasonry.
Considered the “female version” of Freemasonry (although men can participate), the Order of the Eastern Star (ey considers Sirius to have a great impact on the lives of men. Aleister Crowley, the A.A. and Kenneth Grant In 1907, Crowley initiated his own occult order which he called A.A. – a shorthand for Argentium Astrum, which can be translated as “the Order of the Silver Star”. This silver star was, of course, a reference to Sirius.
Although Crowley almost always referred to the Dog Star in veiled terms, the entirety of his magical philosophy, from his development as a young Freemason to his final years as head of the OTO ( OrdoTemplis Orientis, the Eastern Temple Order), is very much in keeping with a Sirian influence, which has been identified and expressed by other writers of his day. His supposed contact with a sacred guardian angel, which later led him to channeling the Book of the Law, seems to have originated in Sirius.
While Crowley used code words to describe Sirius, his protégé Kenneth Grant wrote explicitly and extensively about the dog star. Throughout his many books, he has often described Sirius as a powerful center of magical magnetic power. His belief that the star holds a central key to unlocking the mysteries of Egyptian and Typhonian traditions grew stronger over time and became a central focus of his research.
One of Grant’s most important and controversial theses was his discovery of the “Sirius / Seth current”, which is an alien dimension connected to Sirius, the Earth and Seth, the Egyptian god of chaos – who was later equated with Satan.
Although each occult philosophy describes Sirius in slightly different ways, he is still consistently viewed as the “sun behind the sun,” the true source of occult power. It is seen as the cradle of human knowledge, and the belief in the existence of a strong connection between the star and planet Earth never seems anachronistic.
Is there a real connection between Sirius and Earth? Is the dog star an esoteric symbol representing something happening in the spiritual realm? Or both? One thing is for sure, the cult of Sirius is not a “thing of the past” and is still alive today. An in-depth look at our popular culture, which is heavily influenced by occult symbolism, reveals multiple references to Sirius.
Sirius in popular culture
Direct references to Sirius 🌟
A more interesting analytical aspect of popular culture are the coded references to Sirius.
Great films have made, although veiled, deep references to the star of the dog (apparently wanted by those who “are in the game”), in which the star plays a role always attributed to the Mysteries: that of initiator and divine teacher. Here are a few examples.
🌟In Disney’s Pinocchio, based on a story written by Freemason Carlo Collodi, Gepetto prays to the brightest star in the sky to have a “real baby boy”.
The Blue Fairy (its color is a reference to Sirius’ clear blue light) then descends from the heavens to bring Pinocchio to life.
Through the puppet’s quest to become a boy (an allegory of esoteric initiation), the Blue Fairy guides Pinocchio to the “straight path”.
Sirius is therefore represented as a source of life, guide and teacher. (I will translate the symbolism of Pinocchio later, from the site “Vigilant Citizen”)
💙In Harry Potter, the character named Sirius Black is most likely a reference to Sirius B (the “darker” star in Sirius’ binary system).
He is the godfather of Harry Potter, which makes Sirius, once again, a teacher and a guide.
The magician can turn into a big black dog, another link with the shit star not.
🌟In the Truman Show, a spotlight – which serves to mimic the glow of a star in Truman’s rigged world – falls from the sky and almost hits him. The mark on the projector identifies him with Sirius.
The meeting of Truman and Sirius gives him a look of “true knowledge” and pushes him towards a quest for the truth. Sirius is by this “the star of initiation”. He made Truman realize the limits of his studio world (our material world) and led him to free himself (spiritual emancipation).
From the dawn of civilization to modern times, from the extinct tribes of Africa to the great capitals of the modern world, Sirius has been – and still is – seen as a giver of life.
Despite the disparity between cultures and eras, the same mysterious attributes are given to the dog star, which may make us wonder: how can all of these definitions synchronize so perfectly?
Is there a common source for all these myths about Sirius? The dog star is invariably associated with divinity and considered to be the source of knowledge and power. These connections are particularly evident when one examines the teachings and symbolism of the Secret Societies, which have always taught a mystical connection with this particular celestial body.
Is there a secret connection between human evolution and Sirius? To unlock this secret would be to unlock one of the great mysteries of mankind.
Source Cyrille Collomb