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from the rood-awakenings dept.
Since the Aeon of Horus is to replace that of Osiris, what is the place of the formula of the "dying god" at this point in history?
I have often read that the concept of the dying god is no longer necessary, since it is based on the belief that the sun dies every day and is born again at sunrise. Due to the discovery of the fact that the earth revolves around the sun (and not the other way around), the dying god should rightfully be replaced by the crowned and conquering child, who represents (among other things) solar consciousness.
Here on Earth, we experience the sun as dying each day and each year as well, only to spring back to new life (if you will pardon the pun). In Liber Resh, Crowley himself treats the sun as if it traveled around the earth, though he obviously knew better.
So, my real question is this: Can the dying god/year god still be venerated by a Thelemite, provided the god is seen as representing acceptance of the natural cycle of decay and birth? Or do I have it all wrong?
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