What Is Esotericism

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Have you ever considered the subject… Esotericism? Common name…'Old religion' {'secret stuff' }. What exactly is it? Who writes it? For what reason? Fame, fortune? None seem to be in the one thousand let alone the one hundred rich list; or are interviewed on any popular talk shows. Narcissism / Self indulgence? The want/need to be known as informed persons in a so called 'specialist' subject? One or two authors possibly, but all of them? Highly unlikely.

Especially when you take into account the length of time this subject was first made aware of. From 'oral tradition' up to and including the present time. So what is it that they think they know that they feel compelled to spend the time and effort not to mention the costs to publish. No credit card numbers nor membership requirements requested.

So what is it that they think they know that they want the rest of us to read? Especially when quite a few seem to be written in a 'form' that at best can only be described as 'abstract' and at worse garbage - {depending; like any other subject; on whether there good at explaining their chose of interest or not}. Why? Why go to all that time and effort. For what purpose. Boredom?

These are the questions this reader asked himself several years ago. Since then this reader has read and amassed what can only be described as an 'Esoteric collection'. Books range from the obvious. All forms of religion. To the not so obvious, such as the Sciences, Mythology, Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy, Astrology, [Synchronistic link. Explained elsewhere]. Psychology and Archaeology. It would seem that all subjects and professions have their Esoteric side. Including the world of fairy stories. Yes I did say fairy stories, [explained elsewhere]. In other words in all walks of life and professions some are aware of this subject others are not. Including that most obvious of all subjects. The 'religious’ one. Represented as 'Exoteric', [standard / orthodox information]...in relation to this subject...'Esoteric'. So called hidden / 'secret' information, underlying all religions.

move3Is not all information within all subjects 'hidden' until we become; usually, through the education system; aware of them for it then to become a 'known' quantity? i.e., Knowledge. Same thing...different subject, i.e., this subject normally refers to that same process as unaware / unknown to aware / known and / or invisible to something now visible. In relation to its contents.

..."Whatever is hidden, is meant to be disclosed". [The 'Nazarene'].

"Let him who seeks, continue seeking until he finds. When he finds he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled he will be astonished, and he will rule over all." [ The 'Nazarene' from, The Gospel of Thomas].

All the above subjects and more have common themes throughout their esoteric side. Key words/ideas and opinions that are constant throughout all esoteric literature. Regardless of time or culture. From its 'beginning' to the present date.

Also important at the outset is to understand the importance of being objective to the enclosed as much thinkas one can. Looking from the outside in. To be impartial. To understand the subject. Nothing more. To gain an understanding of the subject by questions and objective analysis. By weighing up all the available informationin order to gain some logic from it. Some sense from it. Should there be any. That subject that not only according to some, may have been the possible inspiration to the 'collective' effort, i.e., precursor to civilizations. But for some reason has links to many other subjects. Why?

The attempt to understand the subject explains why.

This reader would like to share some of those common factors/opinions for reasons that have been mentioned above. Bear with it. It may be beneficial to all parties. All 'parties' that is, that are looking for nothing more, than plain facts. Those 'plain' facts that are presented within this web page without the 'Gloss'. If your primary need is to have what ever information you search or seek for, presented within a Glossy 'presentation', then this... 'matter of fact-ly'... web page, may not be for you.

1... All Imply not only is there the strong possibility that 'life' carries on, but it also has the potential, of a deliberate 'purpose'. The word 'God' is used only in this context. It along with most of the other 'Common themes' is presented symbolically.

Symbolism is at the core of the subject. N.B. Don't let that word intimidate. At the end of the day, that is all it is...A word. Those 'Words' however ['keys'], that help in unlocking the overall subject.

In other words, symbolic in the sense, that each symbol [key] is a representation of something. It is up the reader to establish what that something is.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the 'Word' was with 'god', and the Word was god".

Find ''logos'' [use the search box]... before those first impressions take hold.

Another word to define the same could be 'image'. Whatever we think about - day by day - moment by moment- we sometimes define; do we not; with images. We 'picture' what we think. The only difference is; this subject defines a deeper meaning to those pictures ['archetypes']. Understanding that universal framework defines that sentence. Gives it a plausible 'logic' before we ask those deeper personnel questions. Fact or fiction; a possibility or not?

This subject separates itself from the word 'religion' or at least what most people perceive that word to mean. Hence the distinction between Exoteric / Esoteric. 'Symbolism' allows the reader to get a general idea of the 'esoteric' side of the subject. That leads to a certain logic about the subject and its importance [ in their opinion, by way of, implication]...to each individual. Rather than just blind 'faith and hope'.

Think about it. If life continues, there has to be a logic to it. There has to be reason to it, other than by- way - of, the 'God' word. This subject explains what those possible reasons could be.

That general idea that helps to understand the contents of a subject that at the outset are unknown quantities...'Speculative'. To try and attain substance from an intangible. Something not visible. Something that cannot be examined directly. The intangible/speculation of the subject is..."Does/does not life continue?" and if so why. What are those possibilities? It is not meant to be taken as an exact science or cult or religion. How can it. No proven facts, at least not for the beginner/student or apprentice of the subject are available.

All subjects have a basic/beginners level. This one’s no different. The word 'apprentice' may mean something different to some individuals considering the subject matter. Background music to the twilight zone may be heard. Or maybe visions of doing a possible 'wheelie' upon a broomstick may be encroaching on ones imagination…simply because of the environment we live in. That same environment that can have a bearing on ones physical evolution can also have 'an effect' on what is generally termed by these authors as the 'spiritual one'. Not one of these authors however indicate that evolution took place in 'six days'. That belongs to the exo..teric division; and only then to a minority. That same minority that gets smaller each year. Six is symbolic of something else, [ Explained elsewhere]. It represents something else. Together within such books as the... 'Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe'. A. Kaplan. Or indicative, by the word 'eons', as mentioned in the Quran. Presently brought up to date by the author J. Black, ['Secret/Sacred History of the World'] . Showing how those 'six days' when understood correctly agree with evolution's understanding of same.

18912836-young-man-in-autumn-parkHence the link to Objectivity. To understand a subject. Nothing else. To evaluate it in order to gain some substance from it. To work through those 'first impressions' in order to understand a subject that some believe was the very first subject that man/woman went out of their way to understand more than any other in their own day. As proven; some believe; by that earliest of all archaeology sites...Gobekli-tepe. ['S/E' turkey. At least 10000BC. Close to where the biblical 'Abraham' was 'born'].

800px-Gbekli_Tepe_Urfa1-300x199'T' shaped pillars. ['Dolmen' and 'pillar' ’link. Explained elsewhere]. That each generation buried and then built on top off. Indicating that they too understood the same 'knowledge'. From the first layer ['Primordial mound']...to the final one. ['capstone']. A link to what became known later as the 'benbenet' stone or 'godhead'. [Explained elsewhere]. All within the shape of a 'mountain'. A beginning/end. [Alpha/Omega]. Its individual 'physical' representation, being the 'head' of the Sphinx, in relation to its 'body'. Higher over lower. Explained within.

That same 'shape' that the Egyptians used in order to express those same 'ideas'... but now in stone. Complete stone. 'Invisible' {i.e.,UNmanifested} - to something now 'visible' {i.e.,manifested}. From an 'unknown'...to something now 'known', [Symbolic of]. As a means of making something understood.  The implication is; as was quoted at the time, - 'Lost Civilizations'/National Geographic. It was not farming that brought individuals together, i.e., the collective effort. Precursor to 'civilizations'. It was this subject. The same subject that W. Burkert defines as "Religiousness" or M. Eliade as "Wholly other"...In attempting to define the origins of religion. Why? Why the 'Esoteric' and not the 'Exoteric'?

The exo..teric of which and only the exo..teric that eventually became known as a state 'religion'. The origin of which began sometime in the fourth century AD. Thousands of years after the origins of its 'alternative twin'. Even though that esoteric 'knowledge' was available at the time. As proven by the omission of the Gnostic gospels. Some bishops understood it. Others did not. As indicated in such books as 'Hidden Wisdom' by R. Smoley. That final vote given to those who did not know, rather than to those who did. In later times, the same, together with the Hebrew 'Old scripture' texts were among those finally chosen, to be a part of the whole. Those writings that were deemed suitable for the masses. Free they assumed...except for those who were aware...of all the Gnostic 'esoteric' literature that some were afraid of...simply because they could not get 'their heads around it'. Or more to the point...did not give themselves the 'time or patience to.'

The result of which began an era in which it was best to condemn rather than condone. Only to be presently/recently brought up to date. By non other than a Chief Rabbi. {Jonathan Sacks. September 2012}. One of the present representatives of the above 'allowable' texts. In a conversation with; even more remarkably; Mr R. Dawkins. That in answer to one of Mr Dawkins questions. He was told quite emphatically. So emphatically it had a Richter scale value of 'four' and was probably heard in Timbuktu. That the bible {in part} was "Symbolic" and was not to be taken literally..."It was heresy! to do so".

As good as any official statement. After all these years and generations...and all due to the determination of all individuals; an 'atheist' [or would that be 'agnostic',i.e.,someone who simply ''does not know''}. Someone with the alternative view. In search of his own answers. Within his own journey. How ironic [or synchronistic]...yet profound was that answer. Finally given/discovered after all these decades. After all those 'passing' generations. To be told that the bible is not what it seems. One could almost feel those proverbial 'walls' falling down. Like the Berlin Wall...or maybe more to the point. The walls of Jericho. {Explained elsewhere}.

One cannot help but wonder. That if there had in the past been something equivalent to a government/religious 'spiritual health' warning included on the front/inset cover of that most esteemed and distinguished book...'The Bible'. Such as..."Remember not to be taken literately. Symbolic. For thinking individuals only". Then maybe such conversations may have led to an understanding about what 'religion' really was all about...well before now. Fewer cults? However we all understand the concept of hindsight. Don't we.

The essence of this subject however is that it explains what that symbolism is, IT explains what that symbolism represents...in relation to the true meaning of religion. All religions. In relation to each individual.

Especially helpful considering that according to information in the same interview between Sacks and Dawkins. At least 40% still read the bible literally. But even more remarkable...especially with the Chief Rabbi in mind. NO alternative was given. NO one suggested as to how the bible should be read. Or how it is intended to be read. Is it not surprising therefore that individuals do take it literally. What else are we supposed to do? If only that 'spiritual health' warning was given. Then maybe an understanding would by now be well under way as to that books true 'meaning'...in relation to the reader.

This subject explains what that 'meaning' is. It explains what that 'symbolism' is. Question. Does that therefore imply that there must be more substance to this subject than the Exoteric one? That as the same authors imply...is for the reader to decide. That is their journey.

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The Pilgrims way. Like the meanders of a 'river.'

That 'journey' that is represented in [A] with the physical act of a pilgrimage. Or symbolic of those most frequently and often quoted three words...'The Holy Grail'.

'The Icknield Way' by Edward Thomas.

The implication being its more of a journey than an object {i.e.,in relation to 'self discovery'. Benefit of}. As indicated in such books as 'Strange Facts about the Bible' by W. Garrison. Or '101 Myths of the Bible' by G. Greenberg.

"One of the things that virtually all writers, philosophers and poets agree on - is that walking helps you think. In fact, in some languages the word 'traveling' is the same as the word for thinking." ['Britain's Ancient Tracks' - narrated by T. Robinson. Episode 3].

"To know the myths is to learn the secrets of the origin of things." [ Extract from 'Myth and Reality' by M. Eliade].

And/or..."Jung captured the ancient understanding of myths when he wrote: 'Dreams are private myths. Myths are public dreams'..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

This subject explains; amongst other things; what those strange facts/myths are. As it does with all those artifacts that are constantly found in such programs as 'Time team', [Archeology program. Channel 4/G.B].. The framework of which they explain in 'abstract' form.

Abstract...in the sense...That all the available 'information'...all the available ideas/common factors and key words are only hinted at. Its up to each reader to attempt to understand what they are. They only hint at what those possibilities are. Offered in the form of 'concepts' by way of symbols ['images'] in order for the reader to derive some logic from it. Instead of...as in the Exoteric...just 'faith and hope'. Once aware then the journey begins, [in their opinion].

Question. Nothing more than an overplay of the imagination? On the level of a fairy story. Adult version? Since the dawn of human kind?

'The Faery Gates of Avalon' / G. Knight.

"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." New Testament.

"The human's progress is that of one who has been given a 'sealed' book, written before he was born. He carries it inside of himself until he 'dies'. While man is subject to the movement of time, he does not know the contents of that concealed book." [ Hakim Sanai]. Taken from the book 'The way of the Sufi' by I. Shah.

"Truth did not come into the world 'naked' [key] but it came in types and images. One will not receive truth in any other way." [Gospel of Philip 67.9-11].

"These forms in letters and pictures and images are the means by which truths may be brought to the attention of the unripe mind." [Extract taken from the 'introduction' to the book by F. Hartman].

Just as in physics especially Cosmology. That subject that became a viable/tangible one only because of Einsteins 'General Relativity' theorem out of which was predicted a 'start point' for the origins/beginnings of our own universe. What eventually became known in the form of a concept as the 'Singularity point'. To be represented later in symbolic form as the 'Big Bang'. Which finally led to a new idea/concept...'Inflation theory'.

red-devilsFootball another example. Every football club has its 'nickname'. [A concept?] That allows each group of supporters to identify with their own club within those many different clubs. The 'Red Devils' being one of those 'Manchester' clubs main symbolic emblems. With the same intention, i.e., not to be taken literally. Unless of course one has seen Mr Cuntona play, {sorry, Mr Cantona}. Only symbolic of what those words 'red devils' imply. 'In relation' to that particular group of individuals. As seen differently by each individual depending on ones imagination, i.e., 'minds eye', {'eye of Horus'}.

Building architecture another example. No less than the BBC center. That horseshoe type building; one of a few in existence; that some would identify with the crescent moon, {'Horned' moon. Explained elsewhere}. Many different levels to it in the vertical position; from a horizontal base, {explained elsewhere}...with of all things...an obelisk...in the 'middle' of that area.

That same structure that has 'within it' a visual representation of a concept. A journeyhelios-225x300 concept. Represented within the shape of an obelisk or Hebrew equivalent; a 'Pillar', { enlarged elsewhere}. On top of which is a 'youngster' {Helios, i.e., 'son of', {key}, demonstrating a balance. Indicative/symbolic of the understanding of new {'youngest'} Ideas, {explained within}. Symbolic of that potential by way of an inner balance/equilibrium, i.e., the middle way, {explained within}. Co-incidentally a very similar 'representation' can be seen in the 'Genie of Paris', as explained in ' The Master Game'. Mentioned elsewhere.

That potential and 'journey' which 'lies' within each individual. Represented within that astronomical emblem in 'its' hands...The zodiac 'in relation to 'the Great year', {explained within}.

All that 'information'. All those different subtleties/meanings. All encapsulated within one {more often than not, 'stone'} symbol.

In other words each symbol; [key] once understood; represents a volume of words. What some call... the "language of the soul ", {chapter five. 'The Future of the Ancient World' / J. Naydler}.

'A picture speaks a thousand words'.

That same subject that is no different to any other. It can be learned. Those 'possibilities of',{symbols/keys} arrive at that general idea. In this subjects case...'Journey' symbolism. Represented; more often than not; {especially in sufi lore} by the word/s...Path/s. [key].

"On hearing of the way, the best of men will earnestly explore its length. The mediocre person learns of it, takes it up, and sets it down. But others; when they hear the news, will laugh out loud, and if they did not laugh, it would not be the way". [Quote by Lao-Tzu].

"Considered a pioneer in the interfaith movement, Sri Gurudev took every opportunity to bring together people of various traditions to see the oneness in all spiritual endeavors. He never called himself an exclusive member of any one faith, group or country but rather dedicated himself to the principle that ' Truth is One, Paths are many'. [Introduction to the book, 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali].

"True religion is one; its dogma's are simple and within the reach of all." Quote by E. Levi.

"The time tested scriptures of the world are one in essence, inspiring man on his upward journey." [ Enlarged elsewhere].

Like any other subject there has to be a start point. And like any subject there has to be those aspirations and inspirations to understand them; to begin that learning curve; to begin that process of understanding something new - from which - those 'basic keys/common factors' - allow a foundation to be formed. REPRESENTATIONAL OF.  A link to Plato-s forms. What eventually became known as the...Primordial mound. That general idea allows that foundation...on to which more ideas can be ‘built’, Indicative of, i.e., in this subjects case...’Temple’ symbolism. As indicated in such books as 'The Mythical Origin of the Egyptian Temple'. By E. Reymond. Or...

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no 'Temple' in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in heaven. Man is his own temple, and his heart is the altar." [First chapter, first page, first paragraph of the book 'The Mind of Christ: Meditations on Christian Themes' by Anthony Duncan. Also 'Revelation' 21:22].

N.B. 'Altar' in relation to 'fire'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Circumambulation ....Why  right to left....and not left to right....seven times. Think about it. Explained within.

Circumambulation ....Why right to left....and not left to right....seven times.  Enlarged within.

That same 'foundation' that is built from a ‘rock’/corner stone. Christian equilvalent. The word 'Peter'. Or the 'Black' corner stone of the Ka'ba. {‘Black’ = symbolic of that 'unaware/unknown' quantity in relation to the beginner/student/ apprentice, or reader i.e., not yet aware}. Represented more often than not in the form of the 'unconscious', i.e., animus/anima and/or shadow aspect of the individual, i.e., as in the Egyptian case with  'Nephthys' or 'Set' depending on where on that framework the beginner starts from, i.e., from an 'unknown' or '‘known' state, i.e., Isis/Osiris ‘in relation to’ Horus who represents the 'beginner'. All three are composites of one individual. The question is. Who is the real individual’?

"There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth therein." [i.e., in relation to ''The original mosque of piety built by the Muhammad himself]..."Which then is best? - he that layeth his foundation on piety to God and his good pleasure? - or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand cliff ready to crumble to pieces?" [Quran 9:108/109].

"The lengthened shadow of a man IS history, said Emerson." [Extract from 'Selected Poems' by T. S. Eliot].

"To make light visible God had only to postulate shadow." [Quote from within the book by E. Levi].

Greek equivalent = Hades 'the unseen' = unaware. Symbolic of the psyche. Represented by oceans. Poseidon 'closer' to that awareness, i.e., 'Breached' the surface, i.e., light/awareness as opposed to darkness...as in 'depths of the sea', [ what became known as the 'Wet way'. Explained within ]. Represented as 'Brothers'. Symbolic of a bond/ ’relationship’ to all 'three'’. He was also 'god' of 'islands', [ The 'Dry way'. Explained elsewhere ]. The Greek analogy of that same universal symbol. The primordial mound. Think about it. Something conceived in 'concrete' form through 'awareness',i.e., once the 'surface' has been 'breached' then 'light' is now exposed. Light in relation to an 'understanding'. That 'understanding' represented in some...'form'. That 'form'--in relation to the 'self'.

"So the old man relented and told Gilgamesh [''He who first saw the deep''] where to find a very special plant. 'It' grows he said, on the bottom of the ocean. This plant is prickly like a bramble, like a rose, but if you can dive down far enough and find it, and bring it up to the surface, you need never grow old". [Full story, with notes 'The Sacred History'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it, later.

"In modern, materialistic terms we might describe this as a diving down into the subconscious, but in the terms of the 'idealism' of the day this would not have been a mental event sectioned off from material reality. "According to the 'mystical' philosophy exposed by Brunetto Latini, it is because humanity is the 'crown' of creation that we can learn about all creation by examining ourselves. We are a book, and if we learn to read that book, we can read everything." [Chapter 31, same book].

"...and darkness was upon the face of the deep." Genesis.

And/or "Is not this Cauldron - the ruler of the deep." {Celtic equivalent}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Yet another analogy of same..."Neither sun nor moon shine in this dark sea which leads to the realm of night, where the heavenly bodies disappear into, and re-emanate from, a land under the horizon. In a sense it is all that is unconscious. All that is in potentia, not yet manifest. Represented as ''held in a cosmic womb..."[  Extract taken from Part 2, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle' by G. Knight].

The real question however is...Why. Why go to all this effort. Boredom?

Analogy of same - "Be like an ocean whose appearance does not change, but in which the dark soldiers of your ego drown'' [Quote by Muhammad]. i.e.,"The spirit of the one in inner study, dives into its depths to find the pearl [key] of truth, brings to the surface pearls of wisdom and coral [key] of grace, and spreads them abroad." [Chapter 20, 'The Secret of Secrets. Mentioned elsewhere].

And/or..."The blind and the seeing are not alike; nor are the depths of darkness and the light." [Quran 35:19/20].

In his left hand,

In his left hand... "a basket that is not a basket". Indicative of symbolic intention ONLY. That same Web like basket that contains the omphalos Stone. Understanding this subjects symbolism gives its true meaning, relative to the reader.

Sumerian equivalent = Enki. Whose 'house was in the water'... while being a lord of 'firm ground'. ['The 12th Planet'. Chapter ten.Z.Sitchin ]. The words 'house' and 'lord' possess the same 'meaning' within this subject, regardless of place, time, or culture. Both key words. Explained within. Hence the reason; as indicated in the first chapter of the 'Sirius Mystery', why he is seen "stretched out in the swampland", [a link to 'amphibian', represented as 'fish-tailed'... its true meaning]. 'Stretched' in relation to the 'horizontal'. [link to the Egyptian Djed Column. Explained within]. 'Swampland', in relation to wet / dry. [Represented as a ...'Boundary' [key]]. Fresh in relation to salt. [Egyptian equivalent...Nile Delta]. The borderline between the two [In Enki's case more 'fresh' than 'salt'. Even though one of his titles was 'Lord of the salt-waters'. Think about it, later]. In Sumerian culture that 'representation' described with the word 'NIbiru'. Explained within.

If the author understood this subject he would know the answer to his question, in relation to the above. Enki also related to the word 'snake'. Information elsewhere,i.e., the 'beginnings of something. [Page 89, 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of life'].

"And now that we replace one message by another....since god is fully aware of what he bestows from on high, step by step....they [who deny the truth] are wont to say, "You but invented it!" Nay but most of them do not understand it! Say: "Holy inspiration has brought it down from your sustainer by stages, setting forth the truth, so that it might give firmness to those who have attained to faith, and provide guidance and a glad tiding to all who have surrendered themselves to god." [Quran, 16: 101-102. Emphasis, this readers]. Extract taken from page 172, 'The Book of Revelations' by Kabir Helminski.

Analogy of same..."The Rivers and Seas [because they seek a lowly place] are Lords of a hundred valleys". Let your love flow, seek a lowly place, you will be lord of a hundred valleys", [extract taken from page '66', from the book 'Tao Te King' by Lao- Tzu. Translated by Isabella Mears].

"A river of thoughts."

Think about it, relative to an interest in something, [benefits of], the emblem of which within this subject, is the 'heart'. [All explained within]. Represented with the word 'love'. N.B.....Important to remember, i.e.,not related to the 'sentimental' stuff. Not even close. Together with the symbolic intention of 'lord' and 'hundred'. All found within.

"If you wish to progress on the road to 'perfection' take lessons in love. Learn to love the highest, and you will be attracted by it." Quote from within the book by F. Hartman. Think about it in relation to 'lowest'. Enlarged within.

half-man-fish1Its physical counterpart can be seen/understood within landscape symbolism. Namely 'Fenland' or Fengate of Seahenge fame. Explained within.

That 'Wet /Dry' symbolism...a link to the divisions in what later became known as the 'Mystery clubs', i.e., Hades and Poseidon up to that 'concrete' development represents 'lower'. Therefore everything above it represents 'higher'. Hence the reason for Zeus, [ 'Youngest' brother. N.B. Enki also had a 'younger' aspect to his name ].... to be 'born' in a cave. Symbolic of the start point of the 'higher' divisions. Represented in the Greek case by the word 'Father', i.e., Zeus.

Everything therefore created/ 'fathered' by [as in the Greek example  "Zeus" ] -    thereafter...symbolic of those different aspects; both positive/negative; within the now conscious self, i.e., 'Higher'...in relation to an understanding of the 'self'...within this subject,[from that 'lower'[unconscious]start point] i.e., what eventually became known as Micro/Macro [Keys]. By way of each 'individuals' relationship to it. What later became labelled as 'Sky religion'. [Book on the same by G.Wainwright. Or 'Serpent in the Sky' by J.West. Note the link between 'Sky' and 'high wisdom'. In the 'conscious' sense. Nothing more. Representational of. I.e., from 'unaware', to something now 'aware'. Represented with 'birds' as opposed to land 'animals', by way of the 'amphibian' ones, i.e.,dry/wet. See anything? ['Bird Gods with an Accompaniment of Decorations' by George Wharton Edwards].

N. B. "Zeus means ''lighting up'' and only later came to mean ''he who illumines.'' [Extract from the book by C. Kerenyi ].

"Let the 'creator' know himself to be the builder, and not the building...." Quote by A. Bailey.

Understanding the above defines such statements as the following..."The Christian tendency to give the 'Mystery' a gender can be confusing, because the Mystery is specifically beyond all such dualities. However, Christians emphasize that 'the Father' is not really male. Marcus describes the Mystery as 'the Father who is inconceivable and beyond being, neither male  nor female'. Simon Magnus speaks of a bisexual Oneness, 'generating itself, making itself grow, seeking itself, finding itself, being mother of itself, father of itself, sister of itself, spouse of itself, daughter of itself, son of itself'. In Trimorphic Protennoia, a Christian text, a divine voice announces: 'I am androgynous. I am both mother and father..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Think on it relative to such words as 'polytheism'. First impressionable ones?

And/or... 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." Quote by Clement of Alexandria. Enlarged elsewhere.

"Moreover, knowing that the saviour teaches nothing in a merely human way, but teaches all things to his own with divine and mystic wisdom, we must not listen to his utterances carnally; but with due investigation and intelligence must search out and learn the meaning hidden in them." Quote by Clement of Alexandria.

Every 'alternative' interpretation solely dependable on each individuals 'character'. Always represented as 'ego' [key], i.e., its lower state, more often than not in 'Dragon' form. Tiamat the Babylonian equivalent. Especially in relation to Marduk, ['youngest'] whose 'emblem' was the snake/dragon. More 'dragon' than 'snake', [and more 'sea' snake than land snake as in Mehan and Wedjet. Explained elsewhere]. Think about it, if only later. Indicative of his 'dominance' over same, i.e., negative over positive, or even 'Peacock' symbolism in relation to 'micro', [ Explained elsewhere].

Which gives further clues as to the symbolic meaning / intention, of the Hebrew equivalent 'Yahweh'. In relation to higher/lower self. Which if correct implies that the word/meaning of 'Yahweh' must also have a 'Youngest' origin/aspect to it? Kore Kosmou...Hermetic equivalent of same, as explained, if only from an historical view point in chapter eleven of the book 'The Master Game'. Mentioned elsewhere.

The word 'Cave' one of those key words. The 'Seven' sleepers story found in the Quran or of the same; but not in 'number'; in the bible, as explained in M. Lings book 'Mecca. From before Genesis Until Now.' [Seven symbolic of an 'astronomical' feature. Explained within]. Therefore when put together implies that 'development', that leads to an understanding within the overall 'journey'. [Benefit of].

Christian Chapel of the seven Sleepers, built over a dolmen near Plouaret, France.

Christian Chapel of the seven Sleepers, built over a dolmen near Plouaret, France. [Chapter 3, 'The Secret History of the World' / J. Black]. i.e., notice how the dolmen looks like a doorway, two pillers either side. Notice a symbol smack bang in the middle . Question. What does it all mean, individually and collectively? [i.e.,micro and macro]. Answers found within.

In other words that start point/potential to 'understand something further' has to be 'awakened' from a 'dormant' phase. [Symbolic of].

Hence the link to 'sleepers'. [more often than not... 'found in a cave'...indicative of something 'unknown', something that as yet, has to be 'realized'. Always represented as the 'unconscious'].

"The Iconography of the cave in Christian and Mithraic Tradition."

Landscape equivalent: ''Bed burials'' i.e.,mainly young women in sleeping position - "Suggesting sleep as a metaphor for 'death' {i.e.,'rebirth' of something}. " Jeweled ornate 'crosses' found in many. Enlarged elsewhere. [Wikipedia].

As with Perceval, [King Arthur tales. N.B.The name 'Arthur' has a direct link to the word 'bear'. Check it out...in relation to, symbolism of an overall journey... from a 'Perceval' point of view, i.e.,meaning of Perceval = 'coming through the vale'. [No better book to explain that 'aspect' than 'The Sacred History' by J. Black. Chapter 27. Come back to it, later ]]...

...it is always the 'Youngest' that represents that 'about u turn'...in relation to an idea/concept or subject. Or more importantly in relation to breaking 'old habits'. Especially 'negative' ones.

"Man can be modified by habit, which becomes, according to the proverb, his second nature." Question. Is this subject nothing more than a 'moral' exercise [in good manners?]  represented by myths; puns and proverbs - since the dawn of human kind?

"To know the myths is to learn the secrets of the origin of things." [ Extract from 'Myth and Reality' by M. Eliade].

Represented, [in the Greek example] as Cronos, [ 'Father' of 'lower' half ]. Or the 'Wild man' of 'Green man' fame, [Pagan equivalent, i.e., his 'Brother'. Hebrew equivalent, Cain/Able,i.e.,'opposites']. Arabic equivalent = Al-Khidre, i.e., from a 'lower' to a 'higher' state. Egyptian equivalent = Anubis relative to 'its' deeper [one could say 'negative'[unknown' aspect]...Wepwawet, i.e.,more 'Wolf' than 'dog' or Jackal. As it is with the Sumerian equivalent as explained in the 'Gilgamesh' myth. [Explained within].

Somnus [sleep], son of nox, [night], the Roman goddess of night and darkness, was said to have lived in a dark cave, where the sun 'can never come'. ['Metamorphoses' by Ovid].

Yet another analogy of same..."Neither sun nor moon shine in this dark sea which leads to the realm of night, where the heavenly bodies disappear into, and re-emanate from, a land under the horizon. In a sense it is all that is unconscious. All that is in potentia, not yet manifest. Represented as ''held in a cosmic womb..."[  Extract taken from Part 2, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle' by G. Knight].

Or from negative {shadow?} into a positive {anima?}. In most 'stories' it is mostly the 'youngest' who achieves that ultimate goal, i.e., 'Holy Grail'. And/Or 'Treasure' symbolism. Question. Why?

Clue. It has to do with 'old’' habits in relation to 'new’' ones. Or put another way..."Man can be modified by habit, which becomes, according to the proverb, his second nature." 

Cronos in relation to Hades in relation to Poseidon in relation to Zeus, and that relationship to a 'further development'.[Explained within]. Think about it. Hebrew equivalent= Miriam/Aaron/Moses. Notice any difference? 'Wet way’' in relation to 'Dry way’'.[Explained within ]. The 'dry way' that later became known as 'sky' re-ligion. ['Eldest' link]. See it?

"The cult of the Holy Grail spread through Europe at the time when the doctrine of Transubstantiation was being formulated by Thomas Aquinas. Both grew out of an alchemical tradition of 'thinking'. Both were concerned with spiritualization of matter by mind." [Page, 260, 'The Sacred History']. Recall what the word 'Alchemy' truly means, regardless of place, time or culture.

"We are accustomed to saying that sleep is the younger brother of death. It would be just as correct, however, to say that forgetting is the younger brother of sleep." [Extract taken from 'Lazarus Come Forth' by Valentin Tomberg]. Understanding all the above gives that 'tale' its true purpose, with the reader in mind.   Even though to some; its 'description' of same principles could be described as 'heavy going', i.e.,....

"Thus the biblical words [keys]: seed, trees, the sea, and the dry land, as well as 'heaven' and 'earth' mean much more than the concrete things designated by these words. The ''seas'' that in Genesis account of the third day of 'creation' are described as the gathering together of the waters under the heavens unto one place  signify the state of concentration [''gathering'' of force substance], whereby it retains its mobility in the sense of being able to be moved. On the other hand the ''dry land'' means a state of still greater concentration ['' gathering unto one place''], where the force substance is so condensed - contracted - that a coagulation into solidity is reached. The account of the third day of creation begins with a description of the appearance ['' becoming visible''] of the dry land as a kind of process of crystallisation: ''And god said: let the waters [plural in the original Hebrew] under the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear [become visible]." [Same book]. See anything? Try ''crystallis{z}ation''.

Hermetic equivalent..."Fusion, inner unity, is obtained by means of 'friction', by the struggle between 'yes' and 'no' in man. If a man lives without inner struggle; if everything happens to him without opposition; if he goes wherever he is drawn or wherever the wind blows, he will remain such as he is. But if a struggle begins in him, and particularly if there is a definite line in this struggle, then, gradually, permanent traits begin to form themselves, he begins to 'crystallise'. Crystallisation is possible on any foundations."  [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter Xiii' ]. Link to ''Temple'' symbolism - See it? It also implies - a change of 'habit'. Benefits of. Yes or no?

N.B. Nazca Lines in relation to 'crystallization' - enlarged elsewhere.

"Sleep is the twin brother to death." Taken from the notes [i.e.,4307] in relation to Surah 39:42. N.B. Even twins have their younger/elder aspect. Link to Jacob/Esau and others. All enlarged elsewhere - as a means to a further understanding. Question. What is implied [if only within this subject] between twins of the same sex and those that are not? Clue. That word ''means'' could be represented as an ''equilibrium'' of something. For an understanding to take place. Found within.

The real question however; if only for this reader; is why. Why go to all this effort? Why do different cultures from the dawn of human kind express those same principles - using those same 'keys'? Why?

You could say in answer to that question - why are you bothering to do the same. You also are spending the time and effort. The answer is a simple one - these are my notes in relation to this subject - in relation to what i believe they imply - notes, that i can come back to, at any time. Should anyone else wish to read them; for whatever reasons; is okay. We all like to share; do we not; any interests that we have- if only to see if anyone else not only shares those same interests; but also what their opinions [if any] are forthcoming. Hence the reason for presenting it in a form [acceptable?] to present and future readers. The point is; my analysis of what they imply - could be an incorrect one - and like any other subject - that can only be determined by each individual.

"I stood upon a high mountain, and saw a 'giant' and a 'dwarf',[keys. Both enlarged elsewhere]- i heard as it were a voice of thunder [key] and drew nigh to hear. He spake unto me and said, 'I am thou and art i and where - so - ever thou mayest be, i am there. In all i am scattered, and whence - so - ever thou willest, thou gatherest me, and in gathering me, thou gatherest thyself." [The Gospel of Eve].

'Mighty conch's' blown on ''the holy plain, on the field of Kuru'', who were ''gathered together eager for battle''.  [ 'First Discourse' of the book 'The Bhagavad Gita' {The Lord's Song, i.e.,higher over lower or at least; with that potential 'in sight'}. Representational of.

Arjuna, who was known as [by way of Gudakesha] - The Lord of sleep. Anything? Question. Within that same story, i.e.,within those 18 'discourses' - who or what would be a representation of ''giant'' and ''dwarf''? Question 2. Why eighteen?

"The number 18, which appears in pre-Columbian measures of time, has a certain importance in the West. This may be explained by the connection to the circular number 360, or possibly with an astral number, since eclipses of the sun and moon recur in the same sequence after 18 years. It is not surprising that 18 plays a role in the Cabala, for its numerical number corresponds to the word for living [hay], as well as the name David..." [Extract from 'The Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. What does the ''eclipse'' represent - if only within the context of this subject?

"With him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but he. He knoweth what ever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf [green language link. This readers input], doth fall but with his knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness or the depths of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry [green or withered], but is inscribed in a record, clear to those who can read." [Quran 6:59]. Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

Note on same page for same text..."Mafatih: Plural of either miftah = a key, or miftah = a treasure. Both meanings are implied. I have accordingly  put them both in my translation."

Egyptian equivalent = Anubis. ['he who is on his hill'. Relative to the ''lower'' half only]. Chapter three/nine, 'The Sirius Mystery'. Example / 'explanation' of same..."When Nephthys gave birth to Anubis, Isis treated the child as if it were her own; for Nephthys is that which is beneath the earth and invisible, Isis that which is above the earth and visible; and the circle which touches these, called the horizon, being common to both, has received the name 'Anubis', and is represented in form like a dog; for the dog can 'see' both by day and night alike. And among the Egyptians Anubis is thought to possess this 'faculty' [representational of only. This readers input]. which is similar to that which Hecate is thought to possess amongst the Greeks, for Anubis is a 'deity' of the lower world, as well as a 'god' of the higher", [Olympus]. Remember...symbolic only. A representation of something, with an understanding in mind.

Understanding that last sentence in relation to "Anubis being in wet" and/or "Lord of the desert" and/or "Anubis on his hill / mountain", [chapter six. 'The Sphinx Mystery'. R. Temple]. When put together with additional information [of same] enclosed within, gives the reader that 'general' overview of what 'Anubis' represents, in relation to the whole, i.e., the 'individual'.

"It is a means for the whole to know itself." Seth quote, in answer to ...."what is existence..." [Chapter nine, 'The Seth Material by J. Roberts].

"It is he who maketh the stars as beacons for you, that ye may guide yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: We detail our signs for people who know." [Quran 6:97].

Think about; if only later; as one has to do; in any subject; i.e.,revise... in relation to Anima/shadow, i.e.,Nephthy/Isis in relation to what those aspects sooner or later relate to, i.e.,Horus. Sometimes called Horus the 'younger'. More importantly..'dog' headed in relation to 'falcon' headed. Question. Who/what does 'Horus' relate to. What is he a representational of? That link to Horus 'in the Horizon', and Horus 'of the Horizon', both aspects that relate to that 'somethings' physical 'representation', in symbolic form i.e.,the Sphinx. [Micro] All explained within.

""The transmission and interpretation of myths constituted not only one of the highest arts of the ancient world, but also, as the theological canon of Greek gematria shows, a sacred science as well. It is sadly representative of our time that the word myth, in common usage, denotes an untruth, as in the phrase, ''its just a myth.'' In antiquity, the word 'mythos' had just the opposite meaning and denoted a traditional narrative designed to entertain, to educate, and to transmit the very soul and gnosis of the culture."................"Therefore, if we are to gain insight into the nature of the 'gods' [those divine principles, that underlie creation] a particular instructive approach involves the philosophical interpretation of myth." [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism'. Including parenthesis. Enlarged elsewhere].

In its physical form [Macro], it is represented as the lowest layer of a temple complex such as the one found/ excavated on 'Elephantine Island'. The lowest layer of which...over thousands of years...was to contain nothing more than three boulders ['stones'[key]. Explained within]] within the corner of that first layer. [Chapter four. 'The Egypt Code' by R. Bauval]. Or Chapter six, 'Black Genesis'].

Why three? It is meant to represent [symbolic of] the readers 'intuitive faculty'. [Instinctive reasoning. By way of a balance between thought/emotion/will]. Or more to the point..."the mind that seeks to know. The understanding that can recognize the truth, [emotion link]...and the will that can love that truth." [Chapter six.'The Brotherhood of the Common Life,and its Influence". By R. Fuller.[i.e.,recall what 'stone' represents], i.e., ''And upon this rock, i will build...". Hebrew equivalent, "Just as they do in the higher world, the ten Sefirot 'exist' in the human soul, and from their mutual interrelations are derived and manifested all the broad span of thoughts, feelings and experiences of man." i.e., "Hokhmah, expressing the power of original light, is that which distinguishes and creates, and is the basis of intuitive grasp." [Chapter three 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose' by A. Steinsaltz]. Others explained elsewhere.

Modern equivalent? ''Mind, Consciousness and Thought are the three principles that enable us to acknowledge and respond to existence. They are the basic building blocks, and it is through these three components that all psychological mysteries are unfolded. They are what i call the psychological trinity." ['The Missing Link: Reflections on Philosophy and Spirit' / Sydney Banks].   Question. If true {i.e.,if a correct appraisal} - what does that say for the subject as a whole, i.e., how can someone accidentally {synchronistic?} come {arrive?} at the same end result.

N.B. ''Building blocks'' in relation to 'Temple' construction. Representation of?

The word 'grasp' being a key word, i.e.,"I cannot totally grasp all that i am," wrote St. Augustine in the fifth century A.D. "For that darkness is lamentable in which the possibilities in me are hidden from myself: so that my mind, questions itself upon its own powers, feels that it cannot rightly trust its own report." [Chapter nine, 'Hidden Wisdom', by R. Smoley and J. Kinney]. Think about in relation to the picture of Akhenaten and 'family' [shown further on] receiving the 'benefits' of the 'Aten' by way of a representation of the 'suns rays' with extended 'hands'. That potential, that could lead to an understanding...[by way of, a 'leap' of the imagination].

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''Meanders'' in a different 'form'. Anything?

"This grasp of symbols, then applies not only to the human figure but to every reality in the world. To those who know this meaning, reality is more clear and comprehensible." ['Thirteen Petalled Rose'].

The Greeks [Plato] referred to those three aspects as 'pistis' 'dianoia' and 'noesis', i.e.,...

"In addition to pistis and dianoia there was also a third faculty - intuition. This Plato called noesis, and it was thought of as the highest expression of all human mental faculties when working as a well trained team. It is often confused with instinct and with feeling. We all know the person who says: 'I have an intuition; I feel it in my bones.' But the noesis of the ancient Mysteries was something much more than this for it was a faculty of comprehending those 'great universal ideas of which the manifested universe is a differentiated and objective expression'."  [Chapter 5, 'The Forgotten Mage' by C. Seymour].

Alchemy represents those three principles with...'Mercury', 'Sulpher' and 'Salt'. Enlarged elsewhere.

As {one} example: "Here we must emphasize {for the first of many times}: the Islamic authors and the later western-European alchemists did not mean the pure elements of sulfur and mercury we know today. By sulfur they meant a volatile, combustible principle, but not necessary the yellow powder we would purchase at the drugstore, and by mercury they meant a metal-like liquid, not necessary the liquid quicksilver of thermometers and switches." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

'Metal of the mind'?

Hindu equivalent represents those ''three'' as qualities [gunas], i.e., 'tamas', 'rajas' and 'satta'.

The sciences especially mathematics/physics refer to that process of 'getting ones head around it'... by way of... those ''three principles'' [and/or ''qualities''], as the cognitive faculty.  Eastern = 'Chakra' link, [ i.e.,'ajna' ]. Egyptian = The 'eye' of Horus. Hindu = ‘Atman’ link, i.e.,''That which sees through the eye but whom the eye sees not; that is the Atman." [ Introduction, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. Or the Hebrew link to the word ’Shekhinah’, i.e., "the means of transmitting" a potential. Chapter four. ’The Mystical shape of the godhead’. Mentioned elsewhere...

Side note: Alchemy equivalent = 'Powder of projection' ?

...Not literal. First impressions. Remember. Symbolic of something else ,i.e., no one believes that he/she has the equivalent of 'gods head' on their shoulders, unless of course their ego-s are their primary driving force,[explained within]. Represented; in part; by some as a ‘Golden’ flower or ‘Rose’, i.e., indicative of a ‘blossoming’ /development of something. Explained elsewhere. Hence the link to such quotes {if only in the Hindu - sense of the 'word' - } as ...

"The Gunas are the primordial forces that arise from the most basic aspects of consciousness. Their existence cannot be perceived directly, but can only be felt through their influence. As subtle forces the Gunas 'govern' different states of existence. Their interplay is what gives rise to our experiences and perceptions in life. They define our primary motivations and the functioning of our minds. Each Guna has its place and performs specific functions in the relative world. They are all necessary to gain the experience in life that helps us learn and grow {and/or study - this readers input}." [From the book 'Kriya Yoga' by R. Kurczak. Emphasis, this readers].

"Gnosis, is a feminine Greek noun, which means ''knowledge.'' It is often used for 'personal' knowledge compared with 'intellectual' knowledge {eidein}, as with the French 'connaitre' compared with 'savoir', or the German 'kennen' rather than 'wissen'...In Latin they simply drop the Greek 'G' and ''Gno'' becomes ''No'' as in 'Nosco' meaning to ''know'' and ''Noscentia'' meaning ''knowledge'' and 'Notus' meaning ''known...The 'G'  returns in the Latin ''Co-gni-tion'' meaning ''knowledge'' and 'i-gno-tus' and 'i-gna-rus' meaning ''unknown'' from which we get the word ''i-gno-rant'' and 'A-gno-stic' which means ''not knowing'', and once again this reflects the Sanskrit 'Jna' which means to ''know'' to ''perceive'' to ''understand''. [Wiki/'Gnosis'].

Knossos in relation to Gnosis?

'Minds eye' {'third' eye?}.

Or even the book 'The Master game'. By Mr Hancock and Mr Bauval. Excellent research, linking the Egyptian 'religion' with the Hermetic and Christian ones by way of Gnosis, [ or more importantly; what that word - through the course of multiple generations - came to imply ], and 'its' relevance to the 'Archetypal symbol' [i.e.,those 'keys' and or 'signs']. What both authors refer to finally... as "talismanic thinking". No mention of this subjects framework however. That same framework that explains what that "talismanic thinking" is symbolic of... in relation to the individual. Only clarified; in so far; as what they believe 'its purpose' is... within their own speculative views. That same 'framework'... that this subject can only explain.

Another example..."This is an excellent work of historiography, the art that Oswald Spengler deemed the only intellectual possibility remaining to Western civilization. A thorough review of how the words ''esoteric'' ''occult'' and ''magic'' came into employment in the language of Western Europe, it ignores entirely the the content or meaning of the texts that were given such labels. Indeed we should not expect Hanegraaff to touch upon such topics. When he choose to write a book for Cambridge University Press in the 21st century, he was robbed of his ability to speak of texts as possessing meaning in and of themselves, as opposed to historical interest. But the book that resulted from this Faustian bargain is still great reading as history...[Review {by 'Avery' /Amazon} to the book 'Esotericism and the Academy' by Wouter Hanegraaff].

The same could be applied to the author of 'Galactic Alignment' {if only to this reader]. Seeking to understand the alignments of solstices and equinox's in relation to polar/zenith/galactic centers - especially his main alignment hypothesis of ''the solstice meridian with the galactic equator'' in relation to ''...the real area of interest to me is not whether or not transformation will take place in the near future ; the likely questions are about the when and where, and how humans are likely to respond." Many authors of this subject mentioned as are those universal concepts that the above author gives historical data for - but only in the same context. Gnosticism - in its historical 'spiritual' position in the lineage of things - but no idea of the actual 'process' of the 'development' of an actual 'living' Gnostic. And how that process can be defined {and experienced} by way of {as one method} - objectivity. Enlarged throughout.

A more up to date attempt on same [i.e.,to understand the value of the word ''gnosis''; and its purported relevance throughout multiple generations - if only in relation to defining a subject] - will be found in the book 'The Search for Abraxas' by N. Drury and S. Skinner]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"Like Plato and the teachers of the early mysteries, the gnostics made use of mythology and symbolism to say things about the nature of reality which transcend shallow, one dimensional expression. The gnostics claimed to have inherited from the past a code [i.e.,''keys''] of spiritual knowledge; which they used in setting forth the mysteries of the new faith. Like Plato, the gnostics proposed that the actual source of the cosmos was a simple, transcendental principle that could not be expressed in words." [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism']. Try ''logos''.

"I will open my mouth in parables, i will utter what has been hidden, since the foundation of the world." [Matthew 13.35].

N.B. The Quran uses the word ''similitude'' as well as ''parable'' with the same purpose in mind, i.e.,in order to define something - that 'something' represented with the intent and meaning of those hidden ''sign/s.'' Hebrew equivalent = ''keys''.

Question. Fairy story. Adult version?

land2"Like the initiated composers and transmitters of the Greek myths, the Christian gnostics expressed the insights of esoteric cosmology - that ''hidden pattern of creation which underlies the foundation of the world'' - in the myths and legends of the new religion.'' [Chapter one, same book].

"We have put forth for men, in this Quran every kind of parable, in order that they may receive admonition. It is a Quran in Arabic, without any crookedness [therein]: in order that they may guard against evil. Allah puts forth a parable - A man belonging to many partners at variance with each other, and a man belonging entirely to one master; are those equal in comparison? [Quran 39:27-29].

landUnderstanding this subject in its broader view defines that one paragraph, i.e.,''broader'' in relation to 'Horizon' which all cultures use as a ''sign'' or ''key'' word. That link to ''higher/lower'' which again all use in one form or another. In the above example ''one master'' relates to 'higher'. Think about it in relation to 'lower', i.e.,aspects of: that have to be ['fine tuned'?] - to define [and/or select] the most 'important' ones. That final link to the understanding of the word ''teacher'' as used by the Essenes of the ''Dead Sea Scroll'' fame. Their representation of same principle. All explained and enlarged throughout. Try ''horizon'' first, i.e.,what does it imply?

That same 'research' that has already been written about by all the above authors [in its complete form] for countless generations. Two of its components being the 'Kabbalah', [Cabala. N.B.,authors definition of same, but read further on for its 'alternative' meaning]. Or 'Alchemy', [Emerald Tablet link], both mentioned ['Master Game'] as..."not within the scope of this book" . To understand the full 'story', understand that framework. That same framework that, within this subject, regardless of place, culture, or time-frame, bridges [key] that gap...becomes that missing link. A link to those inspirations/aspirations,[key] that lead to those first formative ideas.

Check it out - before those first impressions decide an outcome.

Check it out - before those first impressions decide an outcome. Try Part 3.

"The ancient Greek root word for 'symbol' meant '' something that is thrown across,'' like a bridge between sacred and profane worlds, or between inner and outer realities." [Chapter eleven, 'Dreams of Isis: A Woman's Spiritual Sojourn' by Normandi Ellis].

"The Quran has an outer meaning and an inner meaning." [Quote by Muhammad]........"the outer knowledge which is the shell, protects the inner knowledge which is the seed." [Page 22, 39 of the book, 'Secret of Secrets'].

Represented with some as 'The language of the Birds' of which 'Solomon' was 'ruler'. Should not 'wisdom' be the natural ’outcome’ ['ruler'], of its 'own development'? By way of aspirations/ inspirations that have led to new ideas/forms? Question. If the word 'Solomon' is symbolic. What does that mean for his 'wives' and other 'female/associates'...especially in relation to 'Song of Songs'. Who or what is being 'spoken' to? Answer found in such books as 'Book of Shadows'. Mentioned elsewhere. Or 'The lost language of Symbolism'. Chapter eight. By H.Bayley.

"I, wisdom dwell in prudence, and i possess knowledge and discretion...I love those who love me, and those who seek me, find me...My fruit is better than gold...When there were no depths, i was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water." [Proverbs viii, 12, 17, 19]

SIDE NOTE: "...I had not realized it until i started my research on this subject, but the standard lily, which may well have grown in the Middle East in the Solomonic era, has a petal configuration very close to the interlocking triangles of Solomon's seal...This would accord with the idea of harmony. But more importantly, the number six has a direct relationship to the lily." Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. What does the ''lily'' represent? If only within the context of this subject.

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within you, [hence the link to the word ''esoteric'',i.e.,'inner' or 'within' ]. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no Temple in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in heaven. Man is his own temple, and his heart is the altar." [First chapter, first page, first paragraph of the book 'The Mind of Christ: Meditations on Christian Themes' by Anthony Duncan]. Understand those ''keys'' to define something other than the obvious - before asking those bigger questions.

OR..."St Bernard of Clairvaux's famous and highly influential sermons on the Song of Songs adopted the same language of 'love', of the 'bride' yearning for the 'groom'. He talked of the 'kisses' of contemplation, the 'mystic kiss,' sweet 'embraces' and rapt joys. This could have been written by Rumi or Ibn Arabi... 'When he has entered into me, he has brought my soul alive...He has set fire to my heart and softened it too. He is living and powerful." [Chapter 30, 'The Sacred History']. Understanding this subjects symbolism [emphasized, i.e.,keys], gives clues to its true meaning. Before the reader asks of him / her self those bigger questions........Why? Why go to all this effort.

"From my incompleteness to my completeness, and from my inclination to my equilibrium. From my grandeur to my beauty, and from my splendor to my majesty. From my scattering to my gathering, and from my exclusion to my re-union. From my baseness to my preciousness, and from my stones to my pearls"......"So that i might bring to light what lies hidden in nights core....to explain the mysteries roots, and express the realities enigmas." [ Quote by Ibn Arabi. Taken from the first chapter ' The Universal Tree and the Four Birds'].

Don't forget those first impressions, i.e.,first impression / opinion on the above could be...narcissism. [ It was with this reader]. Remember ''symbolic'' of something. A representation of something, in relation, more often than not, to an understanding, of the 'self', [within the bigger picture], i.e.,what some of these authors refer to as, the 'micro' within the 'macro.'

"When they become self-aware like 'Adam', [key] they may reveal news of the 'Knower' and that which He knows. One of them dove down into the ocean of Oneness and said, 'I am the truth'. Another rode in a boat on the same ocean, and told of how near or far he was from shore. One looks on the outside and talks of dry land, while gathering shells, and the other plunges into the ocean and gets the pearl. One starts talking about the bits and parts of things, how they appear and function. Another begins telling of the Eternal one and then of creatures who live and die. One speaks of long curls of hair, the 'beauty' spot, the curves of her eyebrows, the 'beloved' man in dim candle light, [key] passing a goblet of wine. The other speaks only of himself and his opinions. And the other loses himself in idol's love, identifying himself with the monks rope around his waist. Each one speaks the language native to the 'level' he has reached, and it is hard to understand what he says.... You the seeker of understanding, you must strive [key] to learn the meaning of what they say." [Extract taken from a poem by the Persian Sufi known as Mahmud Shabistari. From the book 'The Tree of Being' by Ibn Arabi].

looking-west

Landscape equivalent..."Faces west across The Wash, making it one of a few places along the East coast where the sun can be seen to set across the sea." - It also marks the beginning {east?} of the Peddars Way. Enlarged throughout.

As an example..." There is a tradition that when the name solomon was first translated it was in an alchemical form. This means it would have been Sol Amon {Omon}. What is immediately noticeable is the word Sol - a word for the sun. The word Amon has several interpretations. One was of the hidden sun: the sun one can no longer see once it has set below the western horizon. It was a word for the moon, the dominant light in the sky after the sun set. Thus, the temple of Sol Amon would be the temple of the 'sun' and 'moon'. I was very skeptical about this two word connotation until an acquaintance who had been born and brought up in East Africa, and who followed religious beliefs that were not those of mainstream western Europe, commented that where he was raised as a child, Solomon was always two words..." [From the book by K. Gest. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

''Hidden'' in relation to 'Embossed/Debossed' - enlarged elsewhere.

"And now that we replace one message by another....since god is fully aware of what he bestows from on high, step by step....they [who deny the truth] are wont to say, "You but invented it!" Nay but most of them do not understand it! Say: "Holy inspiration has brought it down from your sustainer by stages, setting forth the truth, so that it might give firmness to those who have attained to faith, and provide guidance and a glad tiding to all who have surrendered themselves to god." [Quran, 16: 101-102. Emphasis, this readers]. Extract taken from page 172, 'The Book of Revelations' by Kabir Helminski.

".....Paul insisted that ''Among the initiates [teleioi] we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of 'god', which god decreed before the ages for our glorification." [1 Corinthians 2.6-7].

Or "....there exists in every human being, a 'divine' soul. This is the first spark of consciousness beyond that of zoological species, beyond even the consciousness of a higher or more developed animal, and is directly connected to divine essence. This connection of the divine soul, in the form of a line drawn from above, extends from the primal level called 'soul' which exists in one form or another in every individual, being hidden and veiled as a spark of a higher perception, of a superior aspiration, and touches the higher level, which is spirit. This level is known as the world of formation." [page 56, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Link to ''foundation.'' And thereafter - possibilities of. See it? Hebrew equivalent.

Side note. ''Divine essence'' = soul {represented with the colour white}. Spirit = fire {''spark''} represented with the colour red.

"The coastal cliffs include the type section of the 'Hunstanton Formation' of lower reddish limestone...This is topped by a white chalk layer..."

That 'formation' which eventually [through a learning process] becomes something more substantial [represented as a 'stone' or 'pearl'] - what eventually becomes known as the philosophers stone.

"The Hunstanton Formation is a lithostratigraphic name applied to an early Cretaceous limestone succession in Eastern England which was formerly known as the Red Chalk. This type section is at Hunstanton cliff In N/W Norfolk."

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"Conscience is gods presence with man." [Abraham Lincoln].

Understanding this subjects most commonly used key word,i.e.,'divine', deciphers the core essence of this subjects 'framework'. The core essence of all 'esoteric' literature. Found within. That understanding also explains why the subject of the 'psyche' is used as 'its' main teaching aid. Clue. You cannot have one without the other; but one has to come before the other.

"...and it is in we ourselves that the key to essential history of humankind is to be found." [Quote by Tomberg].

"For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few." [Matthew vii, 14].

"Your house of many mansions is not built by hands. It is situated within yourself and is an essential and permanent part of you. It is your citadel. Picture yourself standing within its portals and take conscious possession of your property." [From the book 'The Silent Road' by W. T. Pole].

"A true 'Son' possesses his 'fathers' [link to 'son of', explained elsewhere], essence and secret both in his exterior appearance and in his inner being. The Prophet explains this secret as, ...' a special knowledge like a hidden treasure that only those who know the Essence of 'god' can find. Yet when the mystery is revealed, no one who is conscious and sincere can deny it." [Chapter 5, 'The Secret of Secrets' by Al - Jilani].

"It is mainly as a 'visionary' of the realm of the departed; the Spiritual World; that Swedenborg is usually thought of and quoted - particularly by those who have not actually read him. Others see him as a highly unorthodox even heretical theologian, difficult to read, but good at pointing out all the illogicalities and flaws of traditional Christian theology. Not so well known, or realized, was his extraordinary ability to correctly anticipate many essential areas of modern physics, physiology, and key spiritual teachings of the New age. No explanation in terms of ' lucky ' or unco- ordinated, inspired guesses satisfactory accounts for the breath and depth of his 'visionary' insight into these key areas. His thought is far too integrated and cohesive for that, and indicates that he discovered some essential key to wisdom, far surpassing that of his contemporaries, or indeed, of most men. And this key is one which may be seen to be highly relevant to the growing endeavour of our own age....to grasp holistically the nature of the physical and spiritual dimensions of life." [First page/ preface/ to the book 'Emanuel Swedenborg' by M. Stanley. Recall what 'holistically' is a reference to. Together with...

"In the Christian tradition the symbolism of the 'corner stone' is based on the following text: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner', or more exactly, 'the head of the angle'[caput anguli]. What is strange is that this symbolism is usually misunderstood due to a common confusion between the 'corner stone' and 'foundation stone', referred to in the even better known text: 'You are Peter, and on this rock i will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it'. This confusion is strange, we say, because from the specifically Christian point of view it amounts to confusing St Peter with Christ himself, since it is the latter, who is expressively designated as the 'corner stone', as shown by the following passage from St Paul: 'So then you are...built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone [summo angulari laptide], in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the 'Lord'; in whom you are also built into it [coedificamini] for a dwelling place of 'god' in the Spirit.'' [Chapter 43, 'Symbols of Sacred Science' by Rene Guenon]. Recall what 'stone' represents regardless whether 'corner' or 'foundation'. The 'head' however is related, in one form or another, to the symbolism of the 'son of'. Explained within. Understanding 'Djedefre' in relation to 'father' and 'youngest' gives clues as to those 'monuments' true ''intent and purpose.''

""The nature of the Stone is central to our dilemma as students of the esoteric tradition; it is both quest and destination, both ourselves and other, tool and product, it is the 'eye' that observes and cannot see itself, knowing itself through exhaustion of all possibilities through experiment, [and/or study. This readers input]. It is indeed, the mystery of awareness." [Extract from the book by M. Katz].

alchemy marriage

A representation of something, OTHER than the obvious. The real question, however is .Why go to all this effort?

The Alchemy equivalent explained within the word "Conjunction" [ 'The Emerald Tablet'. Chapter eight. D. Hauck, and/or his web site ,i.e., www.Alchemylab.com ]..."Acknowledging all true parts of both him/herself and the universe, resulting in the union of his/her conscious and subconscious mind, which is the sacred marriage of the masculine/feminine parts of his/her being". Hermetic equivalent...’The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz’ By J. Godwin.

Or what Sri Gurudev calls the, "One Truth - or light, that lays behind all names and forms."

Beginning to 'see' anything?

"Perhaps the most important of these inner laws, which need fresh exploration today, are the masculine and feminine principles. These terms do not necessary convey to the average reader any very definite idea. By 'principle' i mean an essence, or inner law, not as a law that is imposed by a legal authority but rather using the term as it is used in science, where we speak of the law of gravity, the laws of mathematics, or the law of evolution. These laws or  principles are inherent in the nature of things and function unerringly and inevitably." [Chapter one, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding].

Revision. Understanding the above; together with the paragraph in bold print; defines the following..."Birth is then a 'forgetting' of heaven  and simultaneously a recall to earth. This is not so with the ''holy birth''. Here it is a remembrance of the 'divine' which is the force which accomplishes 'incarnation'. It is not thanks to forgetting of the divine that the soul is then incarnated, but rather thanks to its remembering." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. All aspects of which enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,link to ''fall'' symbolism and the difference and meaning of ''reincarnation'' and ''incarnation''. But first try ''forgetting'' in the usual box.

monas Hieroglyphica

Sun / Moon / Cross / Cup symbolism . All represented in human form. A representation of something OUTSIDE of the obvious. Parts within the whole. The Micro within the Macro. Other examples elsewhere.

Those same 'masculine/feminine' aspects that explain what such 'monuments' as the Sphinx, is a true representation of. Explained within.' [ Use the 'find' indicator]. A more up-to- date presentation of same especially from a practical day to day perspective, relative to each individual could be....'Growing Into Light'. Max. F. Long. and 'The Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Theodore Nottingham. [Based on Gurdjieff work]. Or even, for a more practical and possible scientific link , chapter four of Mr Wilcocks most recent book, 'The Synchronicity Key'. Linking, the possibility, of those male / female [positive / negative aspects] 'archetypes' with the 'photon'. Don't forget those first impressions.

''What is the nature of matter? Within conventional science, the reductionist, materialist view asserts that matter is solely physical. Hauschka shows that open minded study, based on qualitative observation and quantitative research [i.e.,in this subjects case; that would be all the way back to the 'oral'- start point], can overcome this now standardized view. Without denying the laws of matter, he shows the limitations of a science restricted by them, and points to new research which indicates the primal nature of spirit."[ Back cover to the book 'The Nature of Substance: Spirit and Matter' by R. Hauschka].

Question. Fiction or non fiction?

"Knowledge also keeps practitioners away from involuntary imprudence." [Extract - introduction to the book 'The Experience of Eternity' by J. Dubuis].

Christian equivalent..."In the Gospel of Philip it is said, that Jesus 'loved' her more than all the disciples and used to 'kiss' her often on her mouth, [in reference to Mary Magdalene]. The disciples complain that he loves her more than all of them, and he does not deny it. This passage has led people to speculate that Jesus and Mary were married, but as we shall see later, what is being referred to here is an experience of ''intense mystical bliss,'' a 'mystical marriage'". [Chapter 22, 'The Sacred History' by Jonathan Black]. N.B. Don't ever FORGET those first impressions, i.e.,one could also use the word...euphoria, in relation to an understanding. After all, don't we all feel 'elated' after an 'understanding' has taken place, regardless of subject? Rather than exaggerate and 'play' on those same 'feelings'. Hence the link to the benefit of being objective.

"As Mary says herself in her Gospel, 'Where the mind is, there is 'treasure' [key]".

"And so we turn again to the ancient differentiation of male and female, arising from the depths of the unconscious in the form of symbols whose eternal reality is still exemplified to us in the everyday experience of the Great Light which rules the day of reason and intellect, and the Lessor Light which rules the night of instinct and the shadowy perceptions of the inner intuitive world." [Chapter one, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'].

That link to 'sun' and 'moon' symbolism. Purpose of.

The Egyptian equivalent being a representation of ‘Nefertiti’ in relation to Akhenaten...as ‘indicated’ by such authors as Joyce Tyldesley in her book ‘Nefertiti’. The difference being: The Hebrews took that concept one stage ‘further’. Both individuals were now symbolic of something else. Think about it. Compare same with...’Unconscious came a beauty’. Chapter seven. ’The Book of Nature’. By C.Helminshi. A piece of prose explaining the same concept...within horizontal/vertical, [ Keys ]. Explained elsewhere. New testament [and Hindu] equivalent...the word 'Beatitude', [purpose of], in relation to 'parables.' Explained elsewhere. Or the word 'Tipheret' relative to the Hebrew 'tree' of life.

The 'Chemical Wedding' being a good example of the purpose 'behind' the subject...with the reader in mind. That same overall subject that such books as 'The Master Game' by G.Hancock and R.Bauval try to define if only within 'its' historical context, but because they have not as yet been able to 'get their heads around' it, return with that safe, yet honest reply..."not within the scope of this book". The word 'forest' used within the same 'story' ['king Arthur'] as is 'castle' and 'paths'. [Chapter thirteen, 'The Master Game']. All key words in unlocking the overall subject, and to the understanding of its connection to a multitude of other 'subjects'. I.e. Within Chapter two of 'The Mystical Dimensions of Islam' / page 61 / quote..."Does he not remind us of the age old mythological tales in which the 'hero' [key. Link to 'ego']... goes into the forest; the symbol of the unconscious; in order to overcome the 'animals', which represent his lower instincts." That together with the inset picture of 'King' [key] Arthur riding his 'horse' through a 'forest' towards a 'castle' [temple link] in the distance. [New view over Atlantis./J.Michell]...gives clues when all 'assembled' as to the meaning of 'animal' symbolism on such structures as those at Gobekli- tepe, in relation to 'higher/lower'.

"You can only go half way into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side." Chinese proverb.

As seen from a different perspective..."King Arthur - a 'King' is a magical image of the Sephirah Tiphareth, the centre of harmony, the 'Christ Centre'. The intention of this and all exercises in 'magical meditation' is self knowledge, the discovery of the true self..." [From the chapter entitled 'High Quests and Holy Grails' from the book by A. Duncan].

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Question. What is this subjects fixation about in relation to ''higher/ lower''. What is it? Why should it be important? Answers found within....i.e.,as an example...

"Everyone has an internal thought process: that silent other self who speaks to you; the one you debate with." [First sentence; first paragraph; first page of the book by Q. S. Lam].

A work in {progress?} i.e.,example of...

Conversation between J. Theakston {narrator} and T. Webster {local historian}...

J. T. "I read a theory, that the monks made the whole thing up and that the legend of Arthur just attracts pilgrims which is good for business."

T. W. "Its a story at the end of the day - an archetypal story - and that's whats really important - and not the in's and out's of it." ['Forbidden History: In Search of the Real King Arthur' / Narrated by J. Theakston]. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''archetype''.

"In some teachings it is termed ''inward turning,'' though usually in Hindu philosophy that term is used, as meaning inner organ, for the various mental faculties taken as a whole. It is the drawbridge of the inner fortress, the gateway leading to 'immortality', the mediator through which the voice of the 'higher' is heard by the lower." [Introduction, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita' by Sri Krishna Prem]. That link to the word ''Teacher'' as found and speculated on in the 'Dead Sea Scroll' texts. Explained elsewhere.

Another example [in its basic form] could be described as that inner voice we have a conversation with sometimes. The one we have in order to decide one way or the other, on a next course of 'action'. The outcome of which could lead to a positive or negative result. Getting used to one or the other [''repetitive habit''] determines in what 'direction' we go........

'Mindfulness' by Mark Williams. ''Old wisdom for modern times.'' Quote on the same [BBC  World Service. March 2015]. Today's new 'fad' on those ancient principles of Buddhism. Or more importantly what this subject has always referred to as 'meditation.' Its true meaning. The result of both however becomes the same - an understanding of the 'self'. The Micro within the Macro.

"......obedience to the voice of the Great Teacher in his heart. That soundless voice, speaking within his heart, drowns for him all the clamourous judgements of the world. Listening ever to the Voice of that inner Lord, he pursues his way, unperturbed as the earth is unperturbed, firm as a pillar, clear as a wave-less lake." [ Chapter 12, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. That link to the ''teacher'' of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Explained within.

"Once the resolve is made and kept to act in future for the higher not the lower self, progress is speedy, and the path is entered on which leads at last to the Eternal Peace. Though they will many times be fallings off and failures, yet once the link with the Divine Self has been established the disciple cannot fall again into utter darkness. Something has awakened within him which will never let him rest again in matter, and, though at times he may even fight against it, the inner pull will ever and again be felt, and like a big fish held on a slender line he will eventually be brought out of the 'stream' to land." [Link to 'C' . This readers input. Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

"The name 'Perceval' means 'coming through the vale'. Perceval had journeyed beyond pain and humiliation until he finally found the 'kingly' part of himself". Think about it relative to Freemasonries equivalent of same, by way of 'Hiram Abif.' Found within. [Or Parzifal]. Together with what 'King' and/or 'Lord' represent, within this subject.

"Vale, which is the Latin equivalent of ' farewell', is said to be repeated three times out of respect for the three [higher] principles of human constitution. In some esoteric literature, the word has been hidden behind such Green Language as ' three veils' or 'three valleys' etc. [Final page, chapter one, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. What are those 'three' ?

"What is a symbol anyway? In effect, it is the good old ''outward sign of an inward grace,'' or a practical link between objective and subjective existence. It is a body containing a soul,  matter holding a meaning, a focus of force, a condenser of consciousness, or a ''thought tank." Anything and everything can be a symbol. Whatsoever connects consciousness, and life together from one level to another, or even to different points on the same level is a symbol. Figures, letters, words and ideographs are very good examples of symbols, since these join thinking with living." [ Chapter 3, of the book by William Gray].

"The material world is not therefore sheer illusion. It is not something that exists nowhere, or has no ontological status. It has a level of reality because everything that exists on the material plane has a corresponding existence in the higher, more spiritual planes. In this sense the whole world is a forest of symbols, although the meaning of these symbols maybe hidden from everyday human intelligence". [Both quotes taken from chapters 27, 28 'The Sacred History'].

"You can only go half way into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side." Chinese proverb.

"The symbol arises in a sphere in which the nature of a thing is profoundly understood and seen in its relationship to everything else. Hence, in going within, Swedenborg worked through a forest of symbolism to arrive at the source of this process....the Divine itself." [Chapter eight, 'The Presence of Other Worlds']. Understanding of.

The real question, however, is the usual one. Why? Why go to all this effort.

The author of 'The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' attempts to do the same but with the word ''quality.''[ in relation to understanding the essence and purpose of a 'normal' every day existence]. If he had included this subject within his personal 'hypothesis'; especially the attempt to understand what this subject infers by the word ''divine'' within ones personal 'existence' [but now from a broader outlook ]; then that same author may not have given himself the 'headache' that he ended up with. [Put ''quality'' in the search box].

The same could be said for both Descartes and Ghazali of which the ''Cartesian circle'' was used by Descartes to define that inner impasse. The remedy however was the same. Question. What does that imply?

The same could be said {i.e.,with that 'broader' view in mind} in relation to: "I spent many years struggling with this idea as well. Perhaps it is best not to complicate it too much or one will forever be twisting and bending one's mind over it. Self-remembering is the English translation of what Gurdjieff named in French ''Le rappelle de soi''. That verb {'rappeller'} has more to do with bringing back into awareness a 'quality of being' which was ours before we became lost in the madness that is called adult life." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way' / T. Nottingham].

''Self-remembering'' in relation to the question: "How can i learn to know the good 'I''s, as i practice self observation ?...but i would like to know a little more about how i can identify and support the good 'I's. " [Same book].  Follow the title of the book to gain an understanding of 'its' relationship to the subject as a whole.

"There is a correlation - not in measure, but rather in nature - between the scale below, 'effort' and the scale above, 'gift', of the ''heaven / earth'' balance. The correlation between effort below and gift from above, is not, i repeat one of measure or quantity, but rather of one of substance or quality." [Chapter 8, [the Justice Card], 'Meditations on the Tarot' by Tomberg]. Put ''gift'' in the search box.

"Life is what happens to you when you are busy doing other things." John Lennon.

"The spirit in which you do something is often as important as the act itself" Taken from the book 'Mindfulness'. Mentioned elsewhere.

"As Owen Barfield records, the Greek word for 'potential' seems to take its modern meaning from Aristotle: it is one of those words which was transmitted to the West through Latin translations. The Greek word 'posotes' [which Barfield delightfully translates as 'how-muchness'] seems to have been an analogy for Plato's 'poiotes' ['whatness'] which gave us the word 'quality', since Cicero took the Latin equivalent, 'qualis'. The word was probably from the verb to quantify. It is, as Barfield remarks later in the same book, one of those many words which has grown and developed in the 'long, agonizing struggle' to express the relationship between Spirit and matter." [Bibliographic notes to chapter 4, of the book 'The Zelator']. Put ''potential'' in the usual box.

What the authors of 'The Master Game' refer to as "Dualist religions",i.e.,in relation to higher/lower. [Chapter fifteen, P.378],i.e.,"A central concept shared by all the dualist religions that we traced in Part one, is that of emanation [chakras link]. In the simplest possible terms it is conceived of as a conscious or unconscious [known/unknown link] creative act of the pure and unassailable spiritual godhead,[explained within] forming manifestations [aspects of..both positive/negative, in relation to a 'balance'] of him/her/itself that then pursue an independent [freedom of will within cause and effect] existence". [Words in brackets, this readers input].

Understanding this subjects 'framework'...by way of 'key' words/meanings...in relation to the 'divine bit' gives logic to the above quote. Try it. Repeat the sentence back...without the extra 'input'. Did you understand it? If not. Try it later, when more is learned about those 'essentials'. As you do with any subject; in its early stages.

"Another example of the same ''principles'' but from a different perspective, [i.e.,different 'keys' but still heavy going?]......"As long as we live on the material earth plane, matter is real to us. Matter isn't less real to us just because we understand the scientific truth about atoms, or the Hermetic teachings about the mental nature of the universe. We can control matter by applying higher forces. The laws of nature are constant, and we cant escape them. We can however overcome the laws by applying 'higher' ones. The universe and its laws and phenomena are real, so far as humans are concerned. The universe is also ever changing and transitory, so its unreal in the absolute sense. However we must live and act as if the fleeting Universe and matter were real. In the material world, Mentalism, the power of your thought, is the greatest natural force." [Back cover to the book, 'Divine Magic': A New Interpretation of the Classic Hermetic Manuel, The Kybalion: by Doreen Virtue].  Together with................

"Examining further, he finds that the ancient philosophy took cognizance of the phenomenon of the dual mind, and accounted for it by the theory of Mental Gender. This idea of 'mental gender' may be explained in a few words to the students who may be familiar with the modern theories alluded to. The Masculine Principle of the mind corresponds to the so called Objective mind; Conscious mind; Voluntary mind; Active mind. The Feminine Principle of the mind corresponds to the so called Subjective mind; Subconscious mind; Involuntary mind; Passive mind.....These aspects of mind, the Masculine and Feminine Principles, the ''I'' and the ''me,'' considered in connection with the well known mental and psychic phenomena, gives the master key to these dimly known regions of mental operation and manifestation....." [Chapter 14, The Kabalion' by The Yogi Publications Society....].

Those [concepts?] of ''i'' and ''me'' both found in all religious [doctrines?] especially the Bible and the Quran. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Enlarged elsewhere.

A more simplified description [if only for this reader]- of that same 'potential' that is [only] alluded to in the above paragraphs and yet entails all that one needs to be inspired by in order to delve deeper into its [possible] ''mysteries'' could be..."There is an animal in man, and there is a god in man [''divine bit'' link]. In order to produce a harmonised microcosm these aspects of our nature have to be firstly acknowledged: it is then that the self may be transformed. Perhaps the 'God' which best symbolises this 'mystical' venture is the one who is both a man and a hawk. He who is of the 'Sun' and whose legs are coiling serpents; symbol of wisdom reaching down to the earth. He who holds the sacred shield...and whose name is Abraxas." [ Final paragraph of the book by N. Drury and S. Skinner]. Try ''falcon''.

As it does with the following quote, taken from the most recent publication by J. Black ['The Sacred History']..."I have written this book partly to ask an outrageous question: what if the claims of world religions are true? What would history look like then? Is it possible to give an account of creation which is creationist but cannot be instantly dismissed as absurd by scientists."

The Zodiac. The meaning of which...'A circle of animals.'

The Zodiac. The meaning of which A circle of animals. Think about it, relative to the Precession of the Equinoxes. East to West, relative to South and North. OR lower relative to higher

As an example, in relation to the above, all 'animals' are used as symbolism for the 'lower' half. In Islam and/or Sufism the word 'Nafs' [mentioned within], describes that same 'lower' potential. All those animal 'aspects'--as in anything in life-- possess both positive/negative 'attributes' especially those that are deemed 'friendly'[positive] within the human race, i.e., dogs/horses etc. Those positive 'attributes' allow that u-turn [key] to take place, i.e.,'lower' to 'higher',[figuratively speaking, i.e., as a representation of]. As an example of one of 'its' physical [macro] representation...Canis minor in relation to Canis Major 'by way of',[represented] by the Heliacal rising of Sirius [explained within], in relation to Orion, whom are all behind, following. Orion [representational of - the 'individual' ].... has to become aware of that, as yet, to be discovered unknown state, represented in its 'known' state as the three stars 'under his belt'. That unknown/known state represented either as movement left to right or right to left depending on story/author. Or as explained in chapter seven of J.Naydler's book of a scene showing dogs [key] chasing gazelles [key], in the 'positive' chasing the 'negative' sense... the 'gazelle ['red' gazelle especially] being one of 'sets' related animals,[explained elsewhere]. Other examples within. i.e., that possible positive potential yet to be realized. More than likely therefore, to be 'associated' [in 'story' form] with the 'unconscious'.

Analogy with same intent..."For the zodiac is that which the human soul knows unconsciously - it is present and active only in his bowels [i.e.,indicative of 'lower half'] - in the depths of his being - from whence it renders him weak or strong, fertile or arid, fervent or tepid, according to whether he is harmony or not with its 'teaching' impulse." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 19' ].

A working example {that very first one?}: "In the catalogues of Homer and Ptolemy, some constellations are more closely comparable than others, and this may be due to the ways in which constellations were perceived in different ages. Astronomers since Ptolemy have rearranged the outlines and boundaries of constellations and from time to time have moved stars from one to another; there is no reason to think that in the nine hundred years or so between Homer and Ptolemy similar changes were not made and constellations were not modified and redrawn. Ptolemy had benefited from several centuries of maturing scientific thought and the transition of astronomy from a science base on observation to one in which mathematics and geometry were applied...Ptolemy, like Homer viewed constellations in configurations also known in Mesopotamia, and these are divided into four distinct types: human form, part man and part beast, animals, and inanimate objects. In Ptolemy's original list there are in fact nine constellations named after inanimate objects: Crater, Corona Borealis {the Northern Crown}, Corona Australis {the Southern Crown}, Sagitta {the Arrow}, Triangulum {the Triangle}, Argo Navis {the Great Ship}, Ara {the Altar}, Libra {the Scales or Balance} and Lyra {the Lyra}. In the Homeric astronomy Corona Borealis is equivalent to the shield of Odysseus, Corona Australis to Pandarus quiver and Argo Navis to the shield of Great Aias, while Ara is the table upon which Hecamede sets a feast before Patroclus and King Nestor. Crater, Lyra and Libra become the homes of the warriors Odius, Eurypylus, and Polydamas. The brightest stars in the relatively undistinguished constellations of Sagitta and Triangulum are represented by unremarkable warriors who play no active part in the Iliad, such as Gouness of Cyphus and Dodona, and Nireus of Syme." ['Homer's Secret Iliad' / F. and K. Wood].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from {within?} those universal constants.

Referring back to the Sufi equivalent, [micro]...an example of same..."The nafs can be compared" ..."to a recurrent image of the restive horse [key] or mule that has to be kept hungry, and has to undergo constant mortification and training so that, eventually it serves the purpose of bringing the rider to his goal. Sometimes it is likened to a disobedient camel."[ Chapter three.'Mystical Dimensions of Islam]. Together with..."The Tao of Equus and riding between the worlds." [introduction to the book 'Way of the Horse' by Linda Kohanov]. Also in the same book..."the Celtic horse goddess Epona, an archetype of fertility and transformation". A link to the same within landscape symbolism, [chalk 'figures'] as explained within. Together with the symbolism and its purpose... as represented within the words 'Gog/Magog', [T.Lethbridge. Mentioned elsewhere].

Finally to Mr Muhammad's horse, Buraq, which had the face of a human and the tail of a peacock. Do you see anything? 'The tail end of something and the beginning of something else'. As with the Egyptian statues, many examples with either an 'animal' or human head. Symbolic of...still in the 'lower' = 'animal' head. Now in the 'higher', after making that u-turn from a negative into a positive = 'human' head. Muhammad therefore represents, as an example, an individual who overcame those negatives, [lower] in order to reap the benefits of those positives, [higher]. Did you get your head around it? If you did then that understanding of 'lower' in relation to 'higher', especially within 'landscape' symbolism, together with the understanding of 'horse' symbolism, gives clues, amongst others; as to the possible final resting 'location' of certain deceased individuals. But more importantly it explains why.

'The Way of The Horse' by Linda Kohanov.

"...And so to the songs themselves. Geographically the examples examined range from the far West of Cornwall through the whole peninsula of South-west England. One or two songs are drawn from counties bordering this region such as Gloucestershire, and from Wiltshire and the White Horse area where counties meet." [Taken from within the book 'Where is Saint George'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Hebrew equivalent..."The Hebrew word for repentance, Teshuvah, has three different though related meanings. First, it denotes "return," a going back to 'god'[ or to the Jewish faith. Authors opinion]. Second it can mean a "turning about" or "turning to" adopting another orientation or direction in life. Third, Teshuvah signifies "response." The root meaning, is return to 'god'. [Emphasis this readers. Chapter 8, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The initiate of the 'return' is self conscious whereas the beginner on the journey is almost self UNconscious." [Extract from the book 'The Experience of Eternity'. Mentioned elsewhere].

REFRESHER...The sciences especially mathematics/physics refer to that process of "getting ones head around it"... 'by way of'... the cognitive faculty. Eastern = 'Chakra' link, [ i.e.,'ajna' ].  Hindu = ‘Atman’ link, i.e.,''That which sees through the eye but whom the eye sees not; that is the Atman." [ Introduction, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. Or the Hebrew link to the word ’Shekhinah’, i.e., "the means of transmitting" a potential. Chapter four. ’The Mystical shape of the godhead’. Mentioned elsewhere. Not literal. First impressions. Remember. Symbolic of something else ,i.e., no one believes that he/she has the equivalent of 'gods head' on their shoulders, unless of course their ego-s are their primary driving force,[explained within]. Represented; in part; by some as a ‘Golden’ flower or ‘Rose’, i.e., indicative of a ‘blossoming’ /development of something. Explained elsewhere. Or ’The Secret of the Golden Flower'. By R.Wilhelm. Speculated on; if only in its superficial form; throughout, in the book...'The Master Game'. Mentioned above. 'The Secret History of the World' by J. Black explains that 'development' throughout history. Our History. The human one. i.e.,...........

"Perhaps science only shows us what happens on the surface. Perhaps more important things happen underneath. What the 'secret history' preserves is a memory of subjective experience, of the great experiences that transformed the human psyche during this period. So which is more real? Which tells us more about the reality of being human in this period, the scientific one, or the esoteric one, encoded in the ancient myths." [Chapter seven, page,111, same book].

"This insight comes from the 'eye of the soul'. This 'eye' opens in the 'hearts' of those who are close to 'god'. All the knowledge in the material world will not provide this insight: ones needs a knowledge that comes from the 'hidden' realms, a knowledge that overflows from 'divine consciousness'. [Introduction, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

"Knowledge gives strength, doubt paralyzes the will." Extract taken from the book 'Magic: White and Black by F. Hartman]. Understand the word ''magic'' before those first impressions take hold. Found within.

"The Path of the Fool is the way of the developing Ego. In esotericism, the Ego is the 'self.' This Self is a droplet of the Universal Mind, or Godhead. The Sanskrit term, mamas, which may be translated as 'the immortal individual', as much as 'higher mind', is the equivalent of the real Ego. It is that droplet of the Godhead which has sought experience through involvement with matter. This minute particle of the Godhead is directed into matter in order to perceive it, or to gain experience in the realm of its 'own' creation." [Extract taken from the chapter entitled 'The way of the Fool' from the book 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Understanding what all these authors, throughout countless generations infer about the 'divine bit' {droplet?} gives a logic; a credible one; to the above 'statement' [ Words associated with same, highlighted].

''Minute'' in relation to ''spark'' - enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,same page.

"The ancient initiatory literature conveys, through philosophical, religious, and 'magical' means, the awakening of innate consciousness. At times, a complex symbolism or language is used, either deliberately--to reserve the information from the common mind--OR of necessity, because an exclusive use of the readers perceptions is required. In modern times, psychological studies of folklore, myths, and cultural legends reveal that what may appear as a simplistic tale when understood in its literal terms, is quite often a profound truth in symbolic terms. The determining factor is always the readers use of his / her consciousness."................."We have seen how the activities of the Solar, Lunar and Stella temple traditions shared the common language of the Sacred science. Its primary function was the awakening of innate consciousness, which in turn promulgates transformation." [Chapter five, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt].

images[3]That deeper meaning; therefore broader view; can be understood in Its physical representation, as 'seen' in every cultures Landscapes,[key]... as indicated in the book 'The New View Over Atlantis', by J. Michell...in the universal form of the serpent, [explained elsewhere]...in its yet 'to be' discovered state, in relation to the beginner. Think about it. For a more practical publication of same, that gives a broader view of same throughout all cultures...'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' by D. Melchizedek.

Eastern equivalent = ‘Mandalas’. In same book. Egyptian equivalent = ‘Eye of Horus’. Which was 'divided' into many parts. Indicative of...aware/unaware, i.e., 'fractions' in relation to the 'whole.' That together with the ‘Hare’ symbol as explained elsewhere as it is in Mr Leyards book. ’The Lady of the Hare’, [from the verb, 'to be'..to be aware of something]. Hebrew equIvalent, explained elsewhere. Find it, by using the 'find' indicator [try... 'to be']. Colin Wilson refers to it as ‘Faculty x’. Henry Corbin describes that same inner process as "an imaginal reality...that is a spiritual reality, that has an objective but supersensible existence, that can only be accessed by imaginative perception", ['Mundus Imaginalis']. 'umm'.... Alchemy equivalent = Quintessence by way of secret 'fire'. [Key] ['The Emerald Tablet'. Chapter seven. By D. Hauck]. Represented in symbolic form as the horn of the 'unicorn.' [i.e.,''the Third Eye'']. Chapter 7, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere.

"In a medieval Latin hymn Christ is described as the 'Wild wild Unicorn whom the 'virgin' caught and tamed'.'' [Chapter 4 from the author M.Esther Harding]. Question. Can you get 'your head around it' to establish what the above represents?

Sufism refer to same, as 'The eye of certitude'. [Chapter 5, 'Secret of Secrets'], i.e.,''They have left the pleasures and benefits of this world, and are tasting the delightful flavour of the spiritual realm - the taste of the intimacy of 'god', the pleasure of 'seeing' his Essence with the eye of certitude." Don't forget those first impressions. Symbolic, i.e., A 'flowery' description of an understanding of that ''divine bit'' and its purported relevance. Sometimes referred to as 'the eye of the essence of the heart.'

Represented in its ‘physical form’...as with the 'minds eye' as seen within the Great Seal of the United States, or the Greek ‘three’ pronged trident of Poseidon. Hence the link to being the ‘god’ of concrete forms. Those 'forms' that are always represented within this subject as....a 'process' of 'Three'. Hence the link to the 'son of' Poseidon = 'Triton'. That 'process' between 'wet' / 'dry', that same 'boundary' line between the understanding of something unknown to being 'known', from unaware to 'aware', represented asimagesWEFIE99U from the unconscious to the now conscious [Micro]. Its 'physical' representation[Macro] being the river Triton in what ever culture it may appear in. ‘See anything yet?

'Mettle of the mind'.

Side note: That 'metal' in relation to ''shields'' ''swords'' and ''spears'' - symbolic intention of. {i.e.,'Homer's Secret Iliad'].

As {one} example: "Mars path through the zodiac is very close to the ecliptic, and Ares 'monstrous spear', like those of Athene and Agamemnon, is a symbolic representation of the path of the sun. To draw attention to the ecliptic, Homer uses two curious literary devices. The first involves incidents when a spear thrown at a warrior misses its target and lies 'quivering' in the ground. When Aeneas, leader of the Dardanians, attacked Meriones, second in command of the Cretans, 'The spear flew past him and the point stuck in the ground, while the butt end went on quivering till Ares robbed it of its force'. And later: 'Hector - aimed a spear at Automedon but he saw it coming and stooped forward to avoid it, so that it flew past him and the point stuck in the ground, while the butt end went on quivering till Ares robbed it of its force'. For Ares twice to stop spears from 'quivering' suggested a point worthy of further investigation. In the first instance, we found that the spear thrown by Aeneas {Virginis} at Meriones {Taurus} would have carried on in a direct line of sight close to a point on the ecliptic where Ares {Mars} could be seen. In the second example, the spear thrown at automedon {Canis Minor} by Hector {Orion} would also have traveled on in a straight line towards the ecliptic and the waiting Ares..." [Same book]. Try ''line of sight'' and/or ''robber''.

That link to...'by way of'... the middle ground. All the above represented in the 'figure' of the body of a man, the tail end of a fish. Sumerian equivalent = Oannes. Explained within. That 'symbols' true meaning, i.e., Higher/ lower. Dry / wet. "The tail end of something, and the beginning of something else", in relation to an understanding. That beginning of an 'understanding' that is represented in 'its' physical form with a 'star's vernal equinox heliacal rising.' i.e.,"The vernal equinox heliacal rising of a star is also essentially the half way mark between the star's northern culmination when it is seen farthest north on earth, and the star's southern culmination, about thirteen thousand years later, when it is seen farthest south on earth. When Orion's belt, past that special time in its cycle, the time was best to create monumental megalithic alignments that would last through the ages." [Chapter 4, 'Black Genesis'].

The 'emblem' for Triton [same book]; and therefore by association the 'process' that the word 'Triton' itself is symbolic of..... is the 'Dolphin'. Think about it, relative to......"When you go back and really study some of the older writings, you find that there was a big change in the Christian religion about 200 years after Christ died. In fact he was not very well known for about 200 years, at which time the Greek Orthodox church, which was the most influential church of the day, made many changes in the Christian religion. They discarded many beliefs, added others, and changed things around to fit their needs. One thing they changed was an important symbol. All the way back to the time of Christ, from everything we have been able to read, Christ was not known as the fish, but as the dolphin. It was changed during the Greek Orthodox editing. Today Jesus is referred to as the fish". [Page 39, 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life', by Drunvalo Melchizedek. Vol one].

"Quintessential saviors of the shipwrecked and drowning, dolphins are the nimble ''sea people'' {Bacchylides of Ceos} who can be relied upon to buoy us up and carry us back to shore, protect us from marine marauders, keep us company in our lone passages through treacherous channels and, if we're lucky, escort our ships out of trouble before they founder in the first place. The reasons for wild dolphins' long history of beneficence towards us is a mystery, but their role as our rescuers from imminent submergence is attested in outer reality as well as in our dreams. There is something suggestive in the similarity of the Greek words for dolphin {delphis} and for womb or uterus {delphys}. Just as the goddess Aphrodite is born from the surf and is often shown on the back of a dolphin, the streamlined creatures who are so conspicuously attuned with their marine world are emissaries of the womb of ocean, where all life arose, and to which the whales, rare among mammals, returned to live after having spent some evolutionary time as earth dwellers...Dolphins are sometimes 'trickster' type - as they don't mind playing jokes on..." ['The Book of Symbols' / Taschen. 'Dolphin']. Try ''womb''.

Side note: Many authors speculate about those 'people of the sea' - who were they? Authors like R. D'amato and/or C. Editors and/or I. Velikovsky. No definitive answers. For this reader a closer to the mark answer {beside the above} would be found in such books as 'People of the Sea: Celtic Tales of Seal Folk' / D. Thomson.

The female equivalent = 'mer-maid',i.e.,in that as yet to be 'discovered' state. [ The 'feminine' aspect within this subject always relates to the symbolism of the 'origin' of something ,i.e.,birth etc, [explained elsewhere. Together with the meaning of the word 'mer',i.e.,light..'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life'. That 'origin' that in this physical world is more often than not an unknown quantity. Something 'invisible', that is only 'reflected' [key] upon once in a while. Hence that link to the same, being represented within 'moon' symbolism. This subjects 'unconscious' representation, i.e.,top/down as opposed to bottom/up. 'Dry' way as opposed to 'wet.' Hence the link to the 'Horned' moon, being a reflection, i.e., the start point of an understanding of those twin 'horns', [and therefore by the same implication; 'pillar' symbolism, in its ''micro'' sense]...that Alexander identified with. The sun being 'its' conscious aspect. Light in relation to 'dark'. Awareness in relation to 'unaware'. Nothing more. Chapter two,'The Riddle of the Sphinx'. Mentioned elsewhere.

Understanding the above gives clues as to what 'is being represented' {implied} - other than the obvious: "This is the 'magic' castle of Melusine. It is I Melusine who have built it, and you will know that i am one who is and was famous for building castles or churches or many other kind of building {temples and/or palaces?}, for those who choose to work with me, and who are in turn , my chosen consorts...Many of the 'magical' locations within the British Isles - as indeed of all lands - are the outer manifestations of ancient inner world temples, and the work of this 'Priesthood' was especially linked with this physical location {i.e.,'Caledonian Forest in the center of the Southern Uplands of Scotland around the peak called Hart Fell} - along with the better known sites as Stonehenge and Tintagel."  All the beings, the characters in my castle...are expressions of myself. I can manifest in many ways, {dreams? therefore archetypes} - for am i not one of the race, the daughters of Proteus, {Pharos link} - the great Sea Father, who can change shape and form like the waves of the sea, from tumultuous billows that can wreck and destroy ships and the fortifications of men, or weave rainbows and visions within the spray, of sea horses and sea maidens? The whole castle, the towers and the walls and all that is expressed between, from the upflowing waters of the hidden fount below it all, to the high towers and the contacts that may be discerned from them, and all the characters and their actions within, are an expression of myself in my completeness, or as complete a way as you are able to discover." [ 'I Called it Magic']. Try ''harbour'' to see something else. Then ''stag'' and ''deer''.

Refresher: "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no Temple in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in heaven. Man is his own temple,[key] and his heart is the altar.[key]"

"The low and featureless coastline of Egypt, with its broad delta and endless desert, offered no prominent landmarks by which a mariner could plot a course. For Homer, the only harbour in the 'long and painful way ' to Egypt, was at Pharos, where Menelaus was said to have been stranded on his way back from Troy...It was ruled by Proteus, the prophetic, polymorphic 'Old Man of the Sea' who resided in caves along the shore, bedded down with his flock of seals. Only by grappling with the seer and holding him tight was Menelaus {enlarged elsewhere} able to learn why he had been marooned by the gods and how, by appeasing them with burnt {'fire'?}  offerings, he could return home. There is a variant of Homer's epic, one in which Helen, the wife of Menelaus, is herself stranded in Egypt. In this version {Herodotus 'Histories'} - the Helen within the walls of Troy actually was a 'doppleganger'. In reality, the ship in which she had been abducted by Paris, was blown off course and made landfall in Egypt, where protected by king Proteus, the real Helen remained faithful to Menelaus until she could be reunited with her husband. Callimachus, too, makes this association between Greece and Egypt when he refers to Pharos as 'Helen's Island'. Plutarch relates that when Alexander, who wished 'to found a large and populous Greek city which should bear his name', {nickname?} - was about to lay it out, he had a dream, in which Homer himself appeared, quoting his lines about Pharos. Alexander went there at once...Alexandria was meant to have been built on Pharos, but it was not large enough...having marked out a general plan - including orders to 'build a palace notable for its size and massiveness'...Pharos, too, was later connected to the mainland by a long causeway. Thought by Caesar to have been built by 'former kings' - called the Heptastadion - so named for its length was seven Greek stades or about three quarters of a mile...{transcendent third link?}."

Exercise. Something UNmanifest becoming manifested...but only when you ''get your head around it''.

"...Yet we have free will: we can defy the Fate of the ancients: there may be no wisdom in such defiance, but at least there is dignity. In fact, in my horoscope, the Sun was on that star Formalhaut - the one up there - set in the head of the Southern Fish. Its Arabic name reveals its position : It is from Fum al Hut, ''Mouth of the Fish''. It was one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, when the Gilgamesh epic was written. Once, i was quite proud of this link to my Sun, for the fish is a symbol of the hidden wisdom, but then one day i discovered that the Arabic name was Al Difdi al Awwal, which means ''the first frog'', and i was no longer quite so sure about myself, or about my ancestry or destiny." He made a croaking sound and we laughed. "Well, the frog of Western lore changes into a Prince..." ['The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Put those keys together to ''manifest'' something - if only in defining subject material.

Analogy; with the same intent..."It is a valuable exercise therefore to re-evaluate all the ancient powers of primeval mythology, particularly those associated with the sea and night. For these are the forces of the primal creation, the Ain Sof or 'Limitless' sea over which the Holy Spirit breathed the first eddies of manifest form, transforming it into Ain Sof Aur - the Limitless 'Light' of FORM expression. Of these are included 'sisterhoods', {usually three fold} such as the Fates, the Harpies, the Furies, the Sirens, as well as the Naiads, the Graiae and the Gorgons. Many of them have semi-serpent forms; sometimes figured as fish tails like mermaids or mermen, or otherwise like dragons. The Pelasgian creation myth is of particular interest. The Pelasgians were an early Greek people who claimed that they originally sprang from 'dragon's or serpent's teeth' - and of no ordinary serpent or dragon either, but of the primal Ophion. Robert Graves suggests that they may have been the neolithic 'Painted Ware' people of 3500 BC...

eurynomeAccording to mythology the first ever 'divine' being was a 'goddess', named Eurynome, a kind of primal Aphrodite who arose 'naked' out of the sea of nothingness. In her solitude she danced towards the South thus causing a 'North wind' to blow from her motion. She seized the North wind between her hands and it took on the form of a great serpent Ophion, who grew enamoured by her dancing and coupled with her. From the 'union', Eurynome, taking on the form of a 'dove', laid an egg around which Ophion coiled himself seven times. This hatched out to give birth to all that exists within the universe. Subsequently, according to Robert Graves {in 'Greek Myths'}, Eurynome bruised the head of Ophion with her heel, and evicted him from their abode on Mount Olympus to dwell in the caves below the Earth, because he presumed to claim that it was he {alias Mr kundalini?} who had been 'creator' of ALL. From his scattered teeth sprang the first man, and Eurynome created dual 'Titanic powers', male and female, to rule over the seven planetary forces. Thus according to this legend Eurynome and Ophion were the equivalent of the Old Ones of the Sea who ruled over the Titans before Cronos and Rhea seized 'power' from Ouranos and Gaia. In later myth, Eurynome still appears, though relegated {a stage now developed, i.e.,in hindsight? } - to a consort of Zeus to whom she bore the three Charities, from which our word 'charisma' derives, from a root meaning 'to rejoice'. They are more familiarly known as the three Graces, and are in a sense, the opposite to the Erinyes, or Furies, the three fold agents of retribution. According to Kerenyi, reporting Pausanias Periegeta: 'A goddess named Eurynome had a temple in Arcadia, in a spot difficult to access...a fish tail and in golden chains'..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Enlarged elsewhere. All emphasis, this readers; with the exception of those underlined].

Such programs as 'Ancient Aliens' {Satellite TV}, suggests that such ''fish tailed individuals'' {proves?} that {we?} must have been visited in the past by aliens - intelligent ones - who helped human kind to develop in the external sense of the word,i.e.,physical world. Indeed 'they' did {archetypes?} - but only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word; that INNER one. Understanding that ''universal'' framework especially what they all infer by the ''divine bit'' gives that statement a credibility to it. One that can be worked out {hypothesis?} by objective analysis. Proving the validity of a study exercise rather than say just a 'viewing' one.

The tail end of something begins the process of something else. Enlarged throughout.

"The priests called their chisels 'mer,' but the same sound also meant death. Its a recognition that for something to show forth as an image [an illumination of an idea ], something else has to die."

"The mer for 'chisel' is one of the hieroglyphics in the name Narmer. Narmer is the king identified with Menes, who unified Upper and Lower Egypt [ i.e.,landscape symbolism for ''higher''/ ''lower'']: his name is represented by the two hieroglyphs for the fish [nar] and the chisel [mer]. The esoteric undertones in this compound of 'fish' {catfish?} and 'death' are very profound indeed." [Link to Narmer Palette, explained elsewhere. Extracts taken from 'The Zelator'. Prologue]. That 'union' word again. Fractions becoming 'whole.' A representation of something. A process begun. Anything dawning?

Side note {''head-scratch''?}..."After that scene we find depicted several figures with the heads of catfish. They are the helpers of Aker, who we will encounter again, and represent the deepest and darkest regions of earth and matter." [www. touregypt.net/bookofcaverns]. And or ''aker''.

"Francis' famous canticle, 'Brother Sun, Sister Moon,' is a blazing vision of the cosmos as 'idealism' conceives it. The heavenly bodies and the natural world are shown as expressing the care that the cosmic mind has for humanity." [Chapter 29, 'The Sacred History'].

"Consciousness is like a flower with many petals." [Seth quote]. Put ''flower'' in the search box, i.e.,what does it imply?

"Subconscious is a corridor. What difference does it make which door you travel through?"[Seth quote. Page 16, 'The Seth material' by J. Roberts]. Think on it, relative to the 'passages' in the Great Pyramid. Both ascending and descending, [and the true implication of ''false'' doors].

"O children of Adam. Indeed, we have given you garments to cover your 'nakedness',[key] and as a thing of beauty;...but the garment of of god-consciousness is the best of all. This is one of gods messages....that human beings might take it to heart". [Quran 7:26]

"The golden halo's around the heads of Pagan gods and Christian saints refer both to their being bathed in the glory of the 'sun' and also to the fact that a spiritual sun within their own natures is radiating, like a ray [or rays. This readers input]. Whenever the nimbus is composed of straight radiant lines, it is solar in significance; whenever curved lines are used for 'rays', it partakes lunar nature. Whenever they are united, it symbolizes [represents] a harmonious blending of both principles." ['Handbook of Christian Symbolism' by W. and G. Audsley]. Compare to the Egyptian equivalent, i.e.,picture of Akhenaten with 'family'. Further on.

Seeing anything other than the obvious?

"The Old Testament has different names for different aspects of god, including the Elohim in the act of creation, and Adonai, or the 'Lord'. Yahweh represents a particular aspect of 'god' to do with helping humanity to develop a capacity for reflection, for thinking.....Mount Sinai, where Yahweh made his revelation to Moses, is literally 'the mountain of the moon'. In esoteric terms, Yahweh is seen as reflecting the suns light by means of the moon, a cosmic arrangement that makes human reflection possible".[ Chapter 17, 'The Sacred History']. Think on it, relative to the 'Mona Lisa'. Added further on.

'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding.

An author who understands this subject and its relevance to the 'bigger picture'. Hence the quote by C. Seymour in relation to chapter 15, [ found in Part 2]. Whereas the author of 'Cities of Dreams' believes all that 'moon' symbolism is nothing more than Neanderthal mans obsession with a woman's menstrual cycle. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. When all the available information is assessed - what do you think?

"Because ancient cosmological thoughts was concerned with the nature of cosmic principles, ''capitalized'' terms refer to Platonic Ideals or universal archetypes: for example, the word 'sun' refers to the physical sun, while 'Spiritual Sun' refers to the principle of Divine Unity and Being of which the physical sun was seen as a lower manifestation." [Preface to the book, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism' by D. Fideler]. Another book with the same intention, 'Esoteric Christianity, or the Lessor Mysteries' by A. Besant.

'Metal of the mind'.

The meaning of the word Triton = 'one third'. ['Sirius Mystery'. R.Temple]. Same link to Gilgamesh as two thirds 'divine', and one third man. That link to the physical world, especially in relation to mind.body and soul. Those three concepts that are used throughout. Mind and Soul a link to the 'divine bit'. The understanding of which [beginning in the 'physical' world]...by way of...those three 'aspects', could lead to an awareness of the 'body' in relation to 'mind' and 'soul'. An awareness of a potential. A possible destiny. A possible 'journey', by way of, what the author of 'The Riddle of the Sphinx calls, "the transcendent third", i.e.,"This third transcends 'death' to be reborn. A good example of the transcendent third may be seen in the ritual depicted in the center of Knossos fresco calender, by way of the charging bull....."[Chapter two].

dolmen

A Dolmen. Remember it.

That remaining 'third', now within the whole. Something 'unknown' has now the potential to become 'known'. Egyptian equivalent the sarcophagus in the kings chamber. Its external volume being exactly twice the internal one. As a representation of something. Nothing else. [in relation to the Apis bull, i.e.,what it represents. See it? Chapter seven. 'The Source Field Investigation'. D. Wilcock]. Recall what 'stone' represents. Explained within. As with those 'grooves' on the same object. Made for a 'lid', that has never been found and according to the same author, probably never intended to be. That link to 'groove' and 'unfinished' symbolism. To 'take the lid of something', to 'expose'. Think about it, in relation to what that 'internal volume' represents. That final link to the 'missing capstone' of the same pyramid, in relation to the individual.

"In the later centuries of the Egyptian worship of Osiris it was said that Apis, the bull, was the spirit of Osiris. This saying gives a direct clue to the evolution of the religious thought. [Chapter 4, from the author M. Esther Harding]. Question. What does 'Osiris' represent?

"In the mystery initiation of later centuries, as we have seen, the initiate had to impersonate Typhon, the Ass, and thus experience all his own lustfulness until he realized its utter inability to satisfy his human needs. The truly human part of him, the spirit, was, as it were, killed by the domination of the Typhonic spirit, just as Osiris had been 'killed' by Set or Typhon."...."A real bull called the Apis, was reared at Memphis as the image of the soul of Osiris. Its 'food' and care were under special ritual regulations. This bull form of the dying and resurrected god is not exclusive to Osiris, however. Dionysus, was also known in a bull form, called Zagreus, and this bull was torn to pieces by the Titans, just as the body of Osiris was torn to pieces by Typhon. Plutarch, indeed, states quite definitely that Dionysus and Osiris are the same." [Chapter 13, 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere].   That final link to the ''transcendent third''. Use the box. Question. Coincidence or a meaning full one?

..."Thirty spokes surround one nave, the usefulness of the wheel is always in that empty innermost.....You fashion clay to make a bowl, the usefulness of the bowl is always in that empty innermost....You cut out doors and windows to make a house, their usefulness to a house is always in their empty space....Therefore profit comes from external form, but usefulness comes from the empty innermost". [page '11'. 'Tao Te King' by Lao- Tzu].

"Behold! we gave the site to Abraham, of the [sacred] House, [saying]: ''Associate not anything [in worship] with me; and sanctify My House for those who circumambulate it." [Quran: 22:26].

"Wisdom hath builded herself a house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars." [Proverbs 9:1].

Link to Solomons Shulamite. That link to the word ''maiden'' i.e., what it represents in this subject. Clue. Anima or animus? Question. What does it all [parts within the whole] imply. Question two. For what purpose?

"Pharaoh, meaning ''Great House,'' only came into use from the New Kingdom onwards [Hatshepsut], that became the form of address for a person who was King, and the 'son of' the god Ra. " The Egyptian sun god Ra, considered the father of all Pharaohs, was said to have created himself from a pyramid shaped mound of earth before 'creating' all other 'gods.'' [Wikipedia/Pharaoh]. All indicative of something...a learning curve...like the meanders of a river. Anything? Try ''house'' on all pages to get that 'overview', [''eldest'' link].

Many speculate { 'Valley of the Kings' Channel 5. May 2016} as to why the pyramid shape stopped abruptly in the Middle Dynasty. That 'pyramid' shape now in the 'form' of a mountain - a natural one. Something external seen now as something 'inner'. The feminine principle {i.e.,represented with Hatshepsut} its start point. North in relation to South.

Confirmation: "A sarcophagus found at the bottom of the deepest and oldest tunnel ever found in the same valley - with the name Hatshepsut."  ['Egypt Unwrapped' /series 1 episode 6].

A {practical?} example..."As a Pharos Illuminans {'lighthouse of illumination'} the Philosophus [i.e.,an alchemical 'grade' of initiation] - continues to act upon their values and actions. In this they become both the light and the house - illuminating others by virtue of their striving..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

''...if thine eye be single..." Finish it to understand it. ['Help' section].

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no Temple in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in heaven. Man is his own temple,[key] and his heart is the altar.[key]" [First chapter, first page, first paragraph of the book 'The Mind of Christ: Meditations on Christian Themes' by Anthony Duncan].

"The world is a bridge; pass over it, but build no house upon it." Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B.'Altar' in relation to 'fire' {E/W?}. Enlarged elsewhere.

In the stone age it was represented by what became known as a ‘Dolmen’. More often than not...three legged. An ‘Altar’ type structure, [ Horizontal top / ’upright’ stones. Explained elsewhere ]. That became symbolic of another of this subjects key/archetypal words...‘Sacrifice’...and therefore a link to the ‘Cross’ symbolism, [ explained elsewhere ]. That same link to the ‘Rose’ Cross. That same link to ‘Christian Rosen-kreutz’.

''Sacrifice''?? ..."The 'teacher' brings divine food in the form of wisdom teachings which uplift the mind by relieving the burden of pain and sorrow which weighs down the soul of a human being due to ignorance and negativity. The 'divine' food is the taste of divine glory."

4886880-ruby-sun-cross-symbol-broken-crossed-circle-isolatedEgyptian equivalent Anubis in relation to 'his baldachin' That word that relates to something 'sacred' by way of an "altar, throne or doorway", [dictionary / Wikipedia, etc]. Anubis = 'He who presides over the sacred land' {E/W only?}. [chapter six. 'The Sphinx Mystery']. Think about it, in relation to higher/lower...an understanding of, [benefits of]. Hence the link to the word 'sacred', and therefore by the same implication 'Kingship'. The common factor between all = This subject, 'its' understanding of, in relation to the individual, represented by what is termed by some as the 'transcendent third'. [Chapter three. 'The Riddle of the Sphinx'. C. Herberger. Emphasis, this readers].

Represented in the pagan world with such hill figures as the ‘Cerne giant’. A precursor to the mythology / symbolism of ‘Hercules’, i.e., in that as yet lower state. The ‘unconscious’ aspect of something ‘yet to be made aware of '...by way of inner ‘sacrifice’. That inner 'sacrifice' that is always represented with 'animals'. Symbolic of the 'lower' half. Hence its true meaning..." an act of giving up something of value, for something that is of greater value or importance." [Dictionary, and/or especially chapter seven, 'The Brotherhood of the Common life'. Mentioned elsewhere.]

Those twelve 'labours' of the same, for the 'mighty' Hercules to 'overcome', by way of his 'inner' strength. Twelve within the one, link to the symbolism of 'thirteen'. That purpose of, in relation to the individual, [ explained elsewhere ]. Or of the same ‘type’ as is represented by Gog/ Magog, in its even lower state, i.e., yet to be imagined. Representational of. Think about it, in relation to the above. As indicated in such books; of the same; by the author T. Lethbridge.

As a side note, recall those pillars of Hercules in relation to the Nile delta. 'Cold' in relation to 'Warm', as a representation of something. Question. What is that something? Answer found within.

"Thus the conquering of the sphinx / lion of Nemea is an opening phase in an initiation sequence, indicating that the test in hand is the overcoming of the forces of death and rebirth, and the assertion of the individual immortality of the human spirit. Hercules became associated with the hide of the lion, for he flayed the beast after he had killed it, with one of its claws [ the Claw or Paw of the Lion is a symbol familiar to freemasonry], and wore it ever afterward as a sign of his mission." [Taken from 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle.' Mentioned elsewhere].  Put ''lions paw'' in the box to understand something further. If only to understand this subjects 'connections' throughout multiple generations.  Try Part 4.

The Mayans and similar cultures took that ‘now conscious’ concept to new levels. They took it literately. They were taught no different. ’Exoteric’ equivalent...but as already stated. Nothing in this subject is to be taken literately. Symbolic only. Only then can an understanding be gained from it. An inner one.[Example of such...‘Inner River’ by K. Markides]. Or 'The Interior Castle' by Teresa of Avila.

That same 'understanding' that is always...regardless of culture in ‘place or time’...represented [in part] in its physical form as an ’Altar’. Freemasons equivalent = ‘Apron’. [symbolic of]. As indicated in such books as ‘Secrets of the lost Symbol’. By Ian Gittins. Or ’The Meaning of Masonry’. Or ’The Masonic Initiation’. Both by W. Wilmshurst. A link to that first ‘sacrificial victim’. Hiram Abiff. Symbolic of that 'potential'. From a ‘lower' to a 'higher' state, [explained elsewhere]. Or the North American Indian equivalent as explained in such books as ‘Black Elk’. By W.Lyon. Or the Greek equivalent.The Phoenix bird. Rising out of its own ashes. [ 'Esoteric Orders and their Work'. By Dion Fortune]. Or a more up to date analogy...’Out with the old. In with the new’, [ ‘Death/end’ of something and the ‘rebirth/beginning’ of something else ]. A link to the true meaning of a ‘reincarnation’, i.e., ’a new you’. Symbolic of; and by way of; what some call...‘An inner landscape’, [The Twelve Wild Swans’. Chapter one. By Starhawk ].

"Symbol of the lower will is the altar.'' Sacrifice something of the 'lower' to understand something of the 'higher'. Indicative of. Anything? The real question however is - Why? Why go to all this effort?

That same 'inner’ process that the Alchemists referred to...by way of...’Thinking/Feeling/Willing’. Sufi equivalent = Nafs/Heart/Spirit, [chapter four. 'Mystical Dimensions of Islam'./A.Schimmel]. Monastic equivalent = Thought/Will/Understanding, [chapter six. 'Brotherhood of the Common Life'. R. Fuller]. Freemason equivalent. Representational of...= Compass/Square /Plumb line. Alchemists represented the same, in their chosen ‘profession’ with ‘Mercury, sulphur and salt.’ In relation to ‘mind, body and soul’. Or the Christian equivalent...‘Father/son/holy ghost’, [ 'Holy' ghost a link to mind/psyche together with the ‘divine bit’. Explained elsewhere ]. Mercury and especially Sulphur more a link to the unconscious/unknown aspects. Sulphur negative [dark] in relation to the life / awareness [light] bit, i.e., Oxygen. Sulphur dominates / eradicates it, i.e., dark over light. Salt a link to the physical world therefore the ‘awareness bit’. It ‘preserves’ that which is ‘known’ or becomes 'known' in [A].

"In the golden age of alchemy, Sulphur represents the animal dimension, Mercury the 'vegetable' dimension, and Salt the material dimension. These 'dimensions' are 'centered' [chakra's link]  in different parts of the body, the animal down below the sex organ, the vegetable in the solar plexus, and salt in the head. Will and sexuality are seen as deeply intertwined in esoteric philosophy. This is the Sulphurous part, Mercury, the vegetable part, is the realm of feeling. Salt is the precipitate of thinking. In all alchemical texts Mercury is the mediator between Sulphur and Salt." [Chapter23, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Remember all the above only as a representation of something. Something that this subject and these authors for countless generations want the reader to think about. Understanding this subjects core word, i.e.,"divine," gives a certain logic to those 'ideas' and 'opinions'.

"Man was looked on as a 'trinity' consisting of body, soul and spirit. The spirit was symbolized as the indwelling spark of divine fire, the incarnations of a man were thought of as being strung like pearls upon the thread of his spirit. The instrument for the manifestation of the UNmanifested spirit was the soul of man. The soul, with its many faculties, was considered to be the principle that makes of man an independent self - consciousness unit." It is mans normal consciousness, and it is the principle that manifests as a trinity of mind, heart and will. As will be shown later, it can only be described by a series of paradoxes, as its real nature is disputed and its very existence often denied by many. The propositions of Proclus with regard to the soul will be discussed later by way of an exercise in meditation." [Chapter 4, 'The Forgotten Mage' by C. Seymour ].

Understanding that universal framework together with what is implied throughout ALL cultures by the 'divine' word gives a logic to the above. A credible one. Recall what ''incarnation'' and ''meditation'' implies, before those first impressions take hold, i.e.,something unknown [unmanifest] becoming a known [manifest] quantity.

Something more grounded; while the intentions are the same; could be..."In psychological and 'magical' initiatory terms, the process of 'Solution' is that related to the Moon [Tarot] card - a bitter time of self discovery, as ones owns beliefs, now exposed by the calcination of self discovery, are found to be nothing more than automatic patterns of a self serving ego. The more one contemplates and analyses ['Mercury'] oneself..." [Taken from the book by M. Katz].

‘Salt’ symbolism also a link to the benefit of being ‘grounded’, i.e., ’ Salt of the earth’. Or ‘Taken with a pinch of salt’. A subtle link to the benefit of objectivity especially in this subject. As indicated in such books as Al-Kemi. By A.Vandenbroeck. That same book that gives clues...only if you know what you are looking for.... Together with the ability of not falling asleep due to the manner in which it is written.[if only for this reader]...to clues...on the identity of 'Fulcanelli'. It does however contain what these authors refer to as ‘'nuggets of gold,'' i.e., key words that help in unlocking that overall subject.

Words like seven / green / inscribe / lily / and ’pencil' sketch. [Symbolism link to, amongst others, ‘lead’ symbolism 'in relation to' ... ‘masculine /feminine‘ principles, i.e., Androgynous symbol, of which the 'face' of the Sphinx is a representation of, i.e.,'male/female' and/or positive/negative 'aspects'. Think about it, especially in relation to the ongoing debate about 'its' 'likeness' being.... either 'Khufu' and/or 'Khafre']. Or as in Mr Temples case [author of the 'Sirius Mystery'], his hypothesis being the head and body of a dog, namely Anubis. The 'body' possibly, but the head has to be a representation, in some form or other of that 'end ' result, in relation to an 'individual'. A human one. Explained within.

Question. Could the head and body have been created/developed in different epochs? i.e.,the body [Anubis?] by the end of the fourth dynasty. Think about it in relation to the Egyptian equivalent of higher/lower. As for the head, pre-dynastic? i.e.,whenever the Great pyramid was built. Think about it in relation to the concept of 'godhead'. That relationship to 'Primordial mound'. Alpha and Omega, and/or vice versa.

"He who aspires to be a sage and to know the Great Enigma of Nature must be the heir and despoiler of the Sphinx: his the human head, in order to posses speech; his the eagles wings, in order to scale the heights; his the bulls flanks, in order to furrow the depths; his the lions talons, to make a way on the right and the left, before and behind." [Quote taken from the chapter entitled 'The Candidate' from the book by E. Levi]. Try ''furrow'' then ''paw''.

"The 'eye of the eagle' is NO mere figurative expression. It is a technical term for spiritual insight..." Enlarged elsewhere.

Far better books however on the ’Alchemy’ aspect to Esotericism can be found in such works as the ’Idiot/Dummy’ series of publications. It took Mr Jung at least ten years to understand that very difficult subject by cross referencing similar words/meanings. [‘keys’] The result of which took his own chosen profession forward in '"leaps and bounds". That same information but now plainly explained in a few hundred pages in such books as ‘Alchemy for Idiots’. Just cross referencing those same similar words/meanings. Now out of different books. Within different subjects. As opposed to that one particular subject. Gives the reader the beginnings of that broader understanding of the overall subject, i.e., ’Esotericism’, and more importantly...its relationship to each individual, [in their opinion].

Those ‘different’ books again in the same ‘series’. Freemasonry / Paganism / Ancient Egyptian / and would you believe...’The Kabbalah’. All in the same series. Those together with his very own interpretation of the same. ’Man and his symbols’. By C. Jung. Spot those common keys. Should you want to understand this final remaining subject.

"Hermes Trismegistus who was the 'patron saint' of alchemy: the inventor of all the arts and sciences......The alchemy of the middle ages and the high Hermetic philosophy of antiquity differ insofar as practical alchemy is 'existential' and symbolic, relating to the transformation of 'materia' and soul in the incarnate realm. Classical Hermeticism on the other hand, is more theoretic and 'intellectual,' dealing with celestial geography of the pneumatic cosmos and the 'conversion'  of the soul back to first principles. While alchemy is incarnational, Hermeticism is transcendental in character. In other words, alchemy deals with the manifestation of universal principles in the world of 'becoming,' whereas Hermeticism deals with universal principles as principles in themselves. However there is an overlap between Hermeticism and the royal art of alchemy. They both are part of the same Hellenistic tradition that the practice of alchemy is based on the fundamentally 'gnostic' idea [i.e.,what that word eventually came to represent. Explained throughout], that there is a 'divine' principle of spirit hidden or trapped in matter. It is the task of the 'alchemist' to liberate this imprisoned spirit: this alchemical process mirroring the adept's own inner transformation." [Chapter on Parzival, within the book, 'Alexandria.' Vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere, by D. Fideler]. Put ''incarnation'' in the usual box. Think on it, relative to what this subject defines as 'higher/lower.' Understanding that 'universal' framework makes sense of it. A logical one. Something plausible.

'Meditations on the Tarot' by Tomberg.

nave-199x300‘Mystery of the Cathedrals’ and ’The Dwellings of the Philosophers’ both by ‘Fulcanelli’. linking that same familiar subject...now to ‘modern’ stone buildings by way of the ‘Alchemy’ one. "Life takes refuge in a single space". A quote by the same. A link to the ‘divine’ bit. [Explained elsewhere]. That together with those ‘elements’, [ mercury/sulphur/salt ]...were their way of explaining what eventually became known as Esotericism...within their chosen field of interest... ‘Chemistry’. Or what that subject and science developed from. Alchemy. Hermetic equivalent..."Asclepius goes so far as to state that the 'divine part' of man consists of 'mind, intellect, spirit, and reason', and to assert that it is on account of these 'higher elements', that he is found capable of rising to heaven".[Chapter nine. 'The Master Game., mentioned elsewhere. Taken from...'Hermetica: The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings Ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus].

Question. Can you work out, by now, such connections as that ''single space''... within the context [as in the above example]... of a stone building? In other words, where within such a 'building', would that ''single space'' be represented?

"At the center of the human soul is a Divine spark which has 'fallen' into the world of fate, birth, generation and decay." Quote from the book by D. Fideler.

N.B. That ''divine bit'' that is only a tiny aspect {part?} of the whole. Hence the word ''spark''. In other words it could be a 10th/100th/1000th OR even a Billion-th multiplied by {in the favorite words of Mr B.Cox} - to the power of 13 zero's - relative to the 'whole'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Brane Theory? i.e.,that ''bit'' developing {evolving?} one stage further - using one of the above numbers as its start point - each 'crossover' point {i.e.,information of; ''spooky'' at a distance?} = the next stage. A possible hypothesis or not? OR if universes are made of different atoms just swap the word 'brane' . The main point, however is, can you see what is being implied - in relation to that ''bit''? A possible one. NOTHING more.

"From another point of view, that of the 'Self' which resides at the center of every self, the source of the 'scientia sacra' revealed to man is the center and root of human intelligence itself since ultimately ''knowledge of the Substance is the substance of knowledge,'' OR knowledge of the Origin and the Source is the Origin and Source of knowledge." [Chapter 9, 'The Underlying Religion: An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy' by M. Lings and C. Minnaar].

Isaac Newton. One of Alchemys most well known students. Some say he spent more time on the alchemy subject than the ‘classical’ one. Question. Would someone as intelligent as Newton spend any time on a pseudo subject? The word ‘god’ he purposely used in the same sentence as the word ’gravity’. Leyard also used the same word within his chosen profession of ‘Psychology’...when writing ‘The lady of the Hare'. [Especially noteworthy, in relation to his research on the ‘Hare’ symbol/archetype.] Question. Why? Do they both mean the word ‘god’, i.e., Yahwah / YHVH, [ explained elsewhere ] ...literately or symbolically?

As a side note, in answer to the above question someone could say, 'He might, especially believing that 'lead' could be changed into gold'. Remember symbolic only. Newton of all people understood that. That 'process' [in the main] is an inner one. Explained throughout.

Try ''lead'' to define {discover / identify?} something further.

{Synchronistic?} example of something {i.e.,that 'something' that is being implied above}: "It was yellow sulphur and white lead added to natural rubber that led to Goodyears 'rubber' that we know of today - but only when it was {accidently?} left on a hot stove - the process of which - we now call vulcanization." ['Plastic: How it Works' / narrated by Mark Miodownik]. Try ''vulcan''.

Question. Which came first - subject material or method? {i.e.,as one example the word 'vulcan' or more importantly - what it implies relative to the whole}.

Side note: ''Olmec in Aztec language means 'rubber people'.'' [Wiki]. Enlarged elsewhere.

aurora[dawn]

The Roman Goddess of Dawn. Whose brother was the sun, and sister the moon. Painted by the same artist, as that of The Shepherds of Arcadia. Boehmes first book after twelve years was called Aurora, supposedly never finished. As are a number of publications. Purposely. Question. Why? All dried up?[ Eclipse Of The Sun: An Investigation Into Sun and Moon Myths by J. McCrickard ].

"Rosicrucianism was originally an esoteric Christian School which recognized that the same resurrectional life promised by Christ was also promised by Nature [i.e.,the understanding of the 'divine bit' in relation to that universal framework [A/B/C]; passed down for countless generations prior to the time period of the above historical figure]. The parallel between 'Man' and 'Nature' was recognized by the Rosicrucians, which is why, in their alchemical symbolism, Nature and Man was classified by a related triplicity of 'natural substances': Salt, Mercury and Sulpher, corresponding to Thinking, Feeling and Willing. These are the 'three' principles of the alchemists."

"In accordance with the principles of ''veils'' used in alchemy and Rosicrucianism, none of these three ''principles'' is the substance itself. Boehme was the first to take the lid off the secrets enshrined in the esoteric notion of the ''three principles." [Extracts taken from 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''lid.''

That same profession/subject that Mr C. Jung took forward in leaps by understanding those common keys within those alchemy texts. Question. Why is that subject [ Psychology ]...that only became defined in the last century so prevalent within the esoteric one? The Egyptians defined the same subject thousands of years earlier...within their own symbols - that still retain the same intrinsic meaning. The Egyptian equivalent of ‘mind / body / soul’ = ka / ba / akh in relation to...Isis / Osiris / Horus. All of which had positive/negative ‘attributes’ [Explained within]. The understanding of which is best worked out within the minds eye [‘Eye of Horus’]. ’Egyptian Mysteries’. By L. Lamy. Or 'The Divine Providence of Emauel Swedenborg'. A book that deals with ''psychological and spiritual concepts simultaneously.'' Think about it, relative to the above.

Side note {head scratch?} - ''Simultaneously'' in relation to an 'objective view' . Process of. As is...

"For thought alone can see that which is hidden, inasmuch as thought itself is hidden from sight - and if even the thought which is within you is hidden from your sight - how can He [''god''], being in himself, be manifested to you through your bodily eyes? But if you have power to see with the eyes of the mind, He will manifest himself to you." Libellus v:2 [Extract taken from chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt'].

images[3]Hence the link to the Egyptian word 'Ba' being identified with Anubis i.e., 'spiritual force' [page 3, 'The Sphinx Mystery'. R. Temple] that links both 'lower' and 'higher' together. That in the main is mostly represented with a 'serpent'. Explained elsewhere. The historian Pliny describes the pit of the Sphinx..."as a burial place for a king", [page 2. Same book]. Understanding 'Anubis' in relation to higher/lower, gives meaning to that sentence. Explained within.

"Boehme, like the ancients, recognized the 'three' have significance only in relation to the 'seven.'' [Jacob Boehme: Life and Doctrines' by F. Hartmann]. Same principles as in Boris Mouravieff and George Gurdjieff 'Law of three and seven'. Question. Fairy story [adult version], a collective one?

OR copy cats?

'The Rosicrucian Transformation Process.' Found within part 3, of the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess.' Mentioned elsewhere.

A practical analogy {one example} - of a work in progress using {defining?} 'seven' and 'three'..."It seems that the Benedictine house was a self contained family of men living a simple, ordered life based on the sacred measure of seven and three. The day was divided between liturgical chanting {'opus dei' - seven times to be produced in such a way - 'that our minds may be in harmony with our voices'} - private prayer and study and manual craft work - intended to anchor the mind after prayer {and/or study}. Provision was thus made for the conscious exercise of the mind, the heart and the body.'' [Intro to the book 'The Brotherhood of the Common Life and its Influence' / R. Fuller. Emphasis, this readers].   Try ''anchor''.

Hi. What do you think of the show so far? Careful what you say, or it might give me ideas as to where i should put this carrot. Symbolically speaking of course.

Hi. What do you think of the show so far? Be careful what you think, or it might give me ideas as to where i should put this carrot.  Symbolically speaking of course.  By the way, Don't believe every thing that you read. This rabbit has one BIG heart.

Question. Why? Why do all cultures regardless of time / space or origins. Regardless of whether they have come into contact with each other or not. Relate to certain symbols with the same importance. The ‘Hare’ being one of them. The ‘Serpent’ another [explained elsewhere]. Such ‘Archetypes’ have the same meaning. As improbable as that sounds...but from which Mr C. Jung built his ‘Archetype’ hypothesis from, [explained elsewhere]. The ‘Hare’ being one of those archetypes is given many ‘attributes’. All closely associated. A few of the important ones. Moon related therefore a link, [both directly/ indirectly] to the ‘feminine/birth aspect’. As well as its representation of the ‘dark/shadow’ side of esoteric lore.

It is also a link to ‘sacrifice’ symbolism and ‘heart’ symbolism, [ it has a bigger heart than its relation the rabbit. Hares are also known to "sacrifice" themselves]. That link to an ‘interest’ in a subject which over time could lead to a ‘love’ of something...by way of an understanding, [benefits of. Explained elsewhere.] Link to ‘Song of Solomon’. Of which can be found many ‘keys’, i.e., Lily / apple / shadow / 117 verses.etc. [Number symbolism.Explained elsewhere]. Hare symbolism verified by such authors as Mr Leyard. [Mentioned above]. Or Mr C.Wilson within his ‘Mysteries’ book. Or Robert Graves/The White Goddess. Or/and especially the ‘Trickster Character of the North American Indians'. By P. Radin.

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'leap of faith'?

Of which Mr C.Jung verifies within the same book. Also in the same ‘forward’ a link to the word ‘Yahwah’ that most significant word within the Hebrew scriptures whether seen as ‘esoteric’ or ‘exoteric’. Especially significant in relation to the word ‘leap’...in relation to a ‘March hare’, {'boxing' hare? i.e.,link to wrestle/struggle} - relative to ‘Spring’, i.e., conception/birth of something. In relation to the ‘development of’. That link to a ‘Leap of faith’, i.e., Exoteric. [Example of...’Essential Readings’. By Anthony Duncan]. Or more to the point an ’intuitive one’. In relation to this subject, relative to a understanding. Christian equivalent = 'Epiphany'. Commonly known as a ’eureka moment.' Examples of same, found within. [ Try 'eureka' in search box]. T. S. Eliot refers to same as ''a timeless moment." The aftermath of which finally becomes intuition.

Hare Krishna ?

Hopi creator god Massau. Normally shown with staff in right hand. Very significant with the star group Orion. [Ancient Aliens. April 2014].

Paganism used the ‘goggle’ eyed figures such as those speculated on in such books as ‘Gog/Magog’. By T. Lethbridge. Goggle = "wide eyed [in wonderment]". Potential of. A link to that...as yet to be discovered aspect. [American Indian equivalent, The Hopi god of creation, Massau]. Another author who in his own way; if only for this reader; is as important to this subject, [especially in relation to the "lower half" ]...as Schimmel is to the overall. I.e., the name of his house prior to his work on the above = "Hole House", [possible synchronistic link, i.e., link to 'cavern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Don't forget those first impressions.

The Arabic equivalent.The word ‘Kun’ [ "to be" ]. As explained within the ‘forward’ to the book ‘The Tao of Islam’. By an author who will probably become one of the most profound; if only for this reader; in relation to the overall aspect of this subject. In relation to depth/clarity. Annemarie Schimmel.... Unlike this author...i.e.,if you find yourself yawning already, do something constructive to enable that focus to re-emerge, i.e.,count the hairs on your chest, or top lip , depending whether male or female. [Joke. So please don't write]. Subtle links within that same paragraph that link the Hebrew pillars to the Arabic equivalent...Two –colored yarns. ‘Thread’ symbolism link. Explained elsewhere. Symbolic of A+B+{c?} = Co-existence, i.e., Yarn = ‘Interwoven’. 'See' it? Representation only.

"According to the Quran, 'A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed, and whose branches reach up to the sky' [14:24]. The Creative Word, or Logos, and the World Tree are two ancient cosmological symbols which are the subject of this treatise entitled The Tree of Being attributed to Ibn Arabi. Here the cosmos is a tree which has sprung from the seed of 'kun', and has sent down roots to the deepest under-world, sent up a trunk and spread out branches to embrace East and West, with its topmost branches penetrating to the highest heaven, so that all three kingdoms, [ in sufi lore those are mulk, malakut and jabarut] are in the Tree beneath the Divine Throne." [Back cover to the book, 'The Tree of Being' by Ibn Arabi]. See anything? Compare to.....

"The Quran has an outer meaning and an inner meaning." [Quote by Muhammad]........"the outer knowledge which is the shell, protects the inner knowledge which is the seed." [Page 22, 39 of the book, 'Secret of Secrets']. Or....

gog

El 'Astronaut' {or 'owl' }. Nazca equivalent of something? Right hand raised?

"This book throws light on some long overlooked aspects of cosmological symbolism that were important both to ancient Greek philosophers and early Christian writers. The study focuses on the pre-Christian idea of the Logos, the pattern of Harmony which was seen as underlying the order of the universe, and which some of the earliest Christians identified with the figure of Jesus, the avatar of the Christian faith. As such, this is not a book about the historical Jesus, but shows how, in antiquity, Jesus and other 'divine' figures were represented as symbolic personifications of cosmic principles." [Preface, 'Jesus Christ sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and early Christian Symbolism'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it - relative to - ''In the beginning was the word, and the word was....." [Enlarged elsewhere].

That link to a few more key words ‘Horizontal-Vertical,' [explained within, i.e.,try Part 3].  That is frequently used within many publications especially within the book ‘Meditations on the Tarot’ ['A Journey into Christian Hermeticism']. By a BBC employee of bygone years. Only published; on request; after his death. As are a number of publications. Proving that money is not the main incentive. So what is. Fame?

"These cards, originally made of metal or strong leather, were later used as a means of gambling, just as the Egyptian priests intended them. For they knew that the human race will never die and so their mysteries cards were unknowingly used by the barbarians as a means of transmission - throughout subsequent ages - of the most sacred and hidden results, attained by the old wisdom of Egypt." [Mouni Sadhu: 'The Tarot'].

A different take on things...as seen from a different {perspective?}..."The astronaut watched the wormhole collapse. In the moments before he had witnessed Truth; revealed to him through the light; and now he was enlightened. It was a small step to becoming one with the universe, but a giant evolutionary leap for mankind. He spied the earth through the porthole, a brilliant illuminated hemisphere of greens and blues and swirls of white, and for the first time measured the distance from his home in dimensions rather than kilometers. He was a butterfly looking at his own chrysalis, he thought, as he struggled to open the silver sachet containing his dessert." [From the 'Readers Digest' / Competition /June 2016 - '100 Word Story' by D. Forrester. Emphasis, this readers].

klein"Most people pursuing their past lives are suffering from a weakness or dissatisfaction of identity in their present life; such problems can be resolved and outgrown through meditation upon a deeper reality and truer identity than that of the ephemeral personality." [Quote by the author R. Stewart]. To make sense of the above; and/or make sense of what is being implied;  understand that universal framework [A-C] in relation to the 'divine bit.'  Enlarged within.

Time out...Have a breather...Catch it if you can...before we go under for a second time. If it makes you feel better ....wear the appropriate ‘gear’....Try a snorkel... Ready?.........Then go.....

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