THE LIONS GATE PORTAL: What is is - and what it isn't.

Every spiritual post you’re going to see this time of year gushes about the ‘Lions Gate Portal’. But what is it really (New Age social media bullshit aside) and what can you take from it?

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In ‘alternative’ New Age Egyptology, there’s a belief that the pyramids of Giza were built to align with the star system Sirius. This isn’t true. They kiiiind of align with Orion, but only if you turn one upside down. I know there’s huge support for the belief that the Pyramids were built by ‘star-people’, and sure! There may well be magic at work.

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But let’s remember that this thesis stemmed from the Western archaeologists who couldn’t believe that brown and black people people (Egyptians, Nubians and other Africans) could possibly have the skill, the refinement, the devotion, to build such advanced monuments when 4000 years later Colonial folk were still pooping in the street and using lead makeup.

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It’s more accurate to say that ancient Egyptians, like other ancient cultures, were deeply inspired and directed by the movements of celestial bodies like stars. Isn’t that the more important thing? That humans NEED to believe, to create something beautiful, to strive for something more? That we are at our best when in reverence to the universe? Hell, the power of people working together for a long-term goal instead of individual competition for instant gratification? Can that not be enough of a lesson?

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Going back to the New Age, the Lions Gate concept also pinches from Chinese numerology (of which 8 is significant), Gnostic concepts of‘ourobouros’ (the snake that eats his own tail, symbolising the endless cycle of death + rebirth) or the infinity symbol, which, when tipped, resembles an 8, as well as the Lions Gate itself from Judaism.

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The Lions Gate, in Jerusalem, marks the entry point to‘Via Dolorosa’, the Way of Sorrrows, a pilgrimage path marking Jesus’ journey to crucifixion.

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Put all these together, add some New Age spirituality that never minded borrowing the good bits from other cultures + whitewashing them to be more sparkly, and you got yourself the Lions Gate 8/8 Portal of the 8th of August.

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Look. I’m not saying that the Lions Gate isn’t or can’t be a significant moment, especially with so many people focusing their energy on it. Anything where humans join in communion opens doorways to really magical experiences.

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But I’m saying that the point isn’t a window through which someone’s gonna hand you a million dollars. Those core beliefs hold real TRUTH, especially about inspiration, death/rebirth, the need for regeneration of outdated systems, about humanity + what an outlandish, WONDERFUL gift we have, calling Earth our temporary home as we spin through the cosmos, other souls alongside us.



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