Leviticus 22:32-33; “…I am the Lord which hallow you, 33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.”
Osiris – ‘a principle god of ancient Egypt, god of vegetation and water, king of the dead’.
Throwing caution to the wind, in June 2015, the Mormon Church celebrated the grand opening of another temple in Utah; Payson, Utah to be exact. It reminded us of the ceremonies they held for the Philadelphia Temple opening. Oh, be still my heart…
As part of this over-the-top, all out party for their god, the Church used their kids to put on one of the grandest road shows we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s highly doubtful the majority realized what they were doing, but make no mistake beloved, it was a blatant display of paganism at its finest.
For this celebration more than 12,000 Mormon kids braved a late Spring storm and danced around several maypoles during a blustery downpour at BYU in Provo, Utah. The Mormon Hub article mentioned that kids were ‘singing and dancing ancient and modern stories from the Church’s history’, but how could they?
In light of their comment, and the imagery their activity portrayed, we have a couple of comments and questions.
1.It’s impossible for the LDS Church to rely on ‘ancient’ church history since it had only been in existence for 185 years when they wrote this article in 2015. Dictionary.com defines ‘ancient’ as a time period ‘before the end of the Western Roman Empire’, c. 476 AD. Their timing is off by more than 1,500 years!
2.If you could rank occult activities in order of how awful they are, the maypole would rank second only to Moloch, whom we spoke of earlier this month. At that time, Canaanites sacrificed their children to the gods by laying them on the idol to be burned alive.
The internet is awash with sites that provide graphic details of maypoles, and how to hold worship services with them. Our findings prevent us from listing any of them here, however, they’re easy enough to find when you search for ‘spiritual significance of the maypole’.
In short, the maypole is used as a representation of fertility, and seen as a phallic symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris. A wreath of flowers usually sits atop the pole, representing female generative powers.
Eight long ribbons of various colors hang from the top and wrapped around the pole by dancers forming a cone shape while ribbons are intertwined and plaited on the pole as an expression of wrapping the phallic symbol in adoration in their dance.
Adding insult to injury, each ribbon represents a sabbat (holy day) that witches celebrate throughout the year.
Maypoles have been used in celebrations throughout Europe on Mayday (May 1st) every year for hundreds of years. They’re especially prevalent in Germanic and Scandinavian countries, as well as the British Isles. Thanks to the Puritans, maypole celebrations in the US aren’t as common, because they outright banned them once they set sail for new land.
According to one of the sites we read, the imagery of a maypole is supposed to be a reenactment of the ‘male phallus being thrust into their mother earth’, followed by various rituals as forms of worship. They’re held in commemoration of the Spring Solstice, and referred to in a number of ways. You’ll also notice upon searching for this topic how many times paganism makes an appearance. The following is a list of titles one might see for describing the festivities and services with a maypole –
Queen of Heaven
We found it interesting they refer to it as ‘the Queen of Heaven’, just as Mormon leaders have referred to female Mormons earning their own godhood (goddess) status. From all this, one thing is absolutely certain. The Church shouldn’t be using these tools of the occult in any form or fashion, and proof they don’t understand what they’re actually doing is seen in the time of year they did this.
Again, this is yet another reason to pray for the Mormon kids in Utah!
Ezekiel 20:7; “Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”